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Skimming the news ... Anchorage issues arise in Bradenton Beach, page 20.


Anna Maria



The


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


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Volume 8, no. 25, May 3, 2000 FREE


Anna Maria


mayor


politicking


for city cops
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's mayor is looking for
a changing of the guard.
Gary Deffenbaugh is putting out
feelers for a city-operated police depart-
ment. Presently, the city contracts police
service from the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office. The city has renewed
its yearly contract with the county for 12
years.
Continuity and control are the pri-
mary reasons Deffenbaugh is exploring
other options, he said.
There's a high turnover of deputies
stationed on the Island, in part because
it's the county's training ground, he
said.
Deffenbaugh said with its own po-
lice force the city would have more con-
trol over enforcement and other ser-
vices.
At an April 27 commission meeting
he said, "I'm not real satisfied with the
service we're getting. I think we could
do much better."
Saying he could get more "bang for
the buck," Deffenbaugh is in the process
of reviewing the city's police budget of
$332,318. The proposed budget for next
fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, is
$317,585. The addition of a seventh
deputy would cost the city $361,924.
The amount includes full access to
county services, including a forensic
team, use of a helicopter and emergency
assistance.
Most of the current budget -
$287,395 goes toward salary and
benefits for six deputies, which includes
taxes, pension, life insurance and over-
time pay.
With nearly three times the resi-
dents of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach's
annual police budget is past the million-
dollar mark. Bradenton Beach, with al-
most the same number of year-round
residents as Anna Maria, sets aside a
little more than $500,000 to operate its
police department each year.
Saying he doesn't need permission
from the commissioners to shop around,
the mayor said he would like to know
their stance.
Deffenbaugh received the positive
feedback he was looking for.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the
present arrangement with the sheriff's
department was intended to be a tempo-
rary, employed as an emergency mea-
PLEASE SEE COPS, PAGE 9


All that grows well
Mike Miller has added botanical markers to the gardens he tends surrounding Anna Maria City Hall. Miller has propagated
and tended the natural plantings and native species for more than five years and says he's very pleased to see it thriving so
well. Some trees, planted as saplings, are reaching well over 20feet and a great deal of the native plant areas now require
very little water and attention. He hopes the marker system, and a booklet he's preparing identifying all the species, will
help future gardeners. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Turtle season: everything in place but stars


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Posters up, lights down, billboards
spreading, Turtle Watch volunteers
trained and eager, all is ready for the
turtle nesting season....
Except the turtles.
Monday, May 1, was official open-
ing day for sea turtle season, but no one
showed up at the party except
beachwalkers.
The star performers will start com-
ing any night now, as mother logger-
heads full of 100 or so eggs march up
the beach to scratch out two-feet-deep
nests in the sand. Their natural guide
back to sea is the twinkling reflection of
stars and moon on the water.
A couple of months in the warm
sands of Anna Maria Island beaches
and their babies will crack out of their
eggs and head instinctively for the
light horizon of the Gulf of Mexico, as
their kind have done for thousands of
years.
Unless they are distracted by lights
inshore, in which case they will head
upland to die entangled in brush and
grass or on pavement or at predators'
mealtimes.
Suzi Fox, who heads Turtle Watch
and holds the state permit for sea turtle
preservation on Anna Maria Island, said
more than 125 volunteers will patrol


beaches looking for the tire-sized, zip-
per-track "crawls" left by turtles com-
ing, nesting and going back to the Gulf.
They will keep an eye on all the 250
or more nests expected up and down the
Island, putting cages around nearly half
of them to warn people away and pre-
vent hatchlings fiom disorientation in
problem areas. When nests hatch, Turtle
Watchers will make sure people let the
babies go their way.
They also will be watching for resi-
dential and business lights visible from
the beach in violation of the law, and
making offenders shield them or turn
them off.
A poster featuring the watercolor of
a Bradenton Beach artist is being spon-
sored by the Longboat Key Turtle
Watch, and billboards promoting turtle
conservation are being erected around
the state by the Save the Sea Turtle
Foundation.
The Island's favorite turtle this sea-
son, Anna the leatherback, is coming
around nicely, meanwhile. Stranded
three times, one flipper so ruined by
fishing line that it had to be amputated,
put to sea twice only to return ashore,
she is regaining health at the Clearwater
Marine Aquarium.
Aquarium biologist Glenn Harman
said Anna is eating three pounds of
squid a day, has gained 20 pounds to get


back to 850, has finally surrendered
blood samples that he desperately
needed to help her, and seems to be bet-
ter now than any time since her initial
stranding on the Island March 4.



Happenings

Island's Day of
Prayer service
Thursday
All Islands Denominations,
the organization of the seven Is-
land churches, will have its Day
of Prayer service at the flagpole
in front of the Holmes Beach City
Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, on
Thursday, May 4.
Robert Meylan of Bradenton
Beach, who coordinates AID
functions, said the Island's pas-
tors will participate at the brief
service, which starts at 10 a.m. It
is the Island's participation in
National Day of Prayer.
There is plenty of parking, he
said, and he advised persons at-
tending to bring their own seat-
ing. Further details may be ob-
tained at 778-6445.


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PAGE 2 0 MAY 3, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER


Privateers boat.float may return to Island


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum," the song goes.
Well, forget the rum; nonetheless, the Anna Maria
Island Privateers are singing a happy tune over pros-
pects of returning to Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week in-
vited the Privateers nonprofit organization to park its
boat-float on city property near the public works de-
partment.
"We were talking about the city's 50th anniversary
celebration and one of the things on the list was to ask
for the Privateers' help," Commissioner Don Maloney
said. "They agreed right away to cook the hot dogs for
us. Then we got into a discussion about returning their
ship to Holmes Beach."
The Privateers, who raise money for Island youth
programs and scholarships for local students, use the
float in local parades. For more than 20 years, they
stored the group's boat-float on a vacant, unbuildable
lot at the corner of Clark Lane and Clark Drive in
Holmes Beach.
However, during the tenure of former mayor Bob
VanWagoner, they were forced to leave the city. Cit-
ing the city's trailer ordinance, which states that a
trailer cannot be parked on a vacant lot, VanWagoner
instructed the city code enforcement officer to cite the
lot owner.
Facing eviction, the Privateers moved the float to
President Rick Maddox's home in Cortez. It has re-
mained there since then.
In October 1998, Holmes Beach commissioners
agreed to explore the possibility of the float's return. How-
ever, the idea was thwarted when commissioners received
a letter from the property's trustee opposing the move.
Last year former Bradenton Beach mayor Connie
Drescher made overtures to the group to discuss park-
ing the boat float in her city, but the idea never jelled.
Maloney said he discussed the Privateer's return
with Mayor Carol Whitmore, who offered a parking
place near the public works building for the float.
"We can keep an eye on them there," Maloney


After its "vacation" in Cortez, the Privateers boat-float may return to Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


noted, provoking laughter from the audience.
Whitmore, who has been a staunch advocate of the
Privateers' return to the city, said the ban on alcohol
consumption on city property has been an obstacle in
the past.
"The Privateers would like to be back in Holmes
Beach," Vice President Mitch Stewart confirmed. "We
would like to park the boat by the old police station. We
would need to have access to electricity, running wa-
ter, a trash receptacle and a storage shed, if possible."
Stewart said the group has adopted Gulf Drive for
cleanup purposes and the visibility at city hall would
aid that effort.


"We need to be able to maintain, repair and store
the vehicle," Stewart noted. "What hours of access
could we have? We sometimes return at 1 a.m. from
Tampa parades."
Whitmore said the float would be accessible 24
hours a day, but the group must adhere to the city's
noise ordinance.
"Why don't you bring it out for a week and see if
you like it there and if we get any complaints and we'll
go from there," Commission Chairman Roger Lutz
suggested.
Stewart said he'll take the offer to the membership
at a meeting this week and let the members decide.


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Anna Maria officials request


proposals for city pier restaurant


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Bidders: "Start your engines."
The race for the Anna Maria City Pier franchise
is on. City officials are searching for someone to op-
erate the pier's restaurant and bait shop.
There is a start-up cost, however. Before the first
oyster can be served, prospective bidders at their
cost will be required to repair the pier's structure
and buildings according to code and inspection re-
ports submitted by Straight Inspection Service and
Taylor-Made Marine Construction.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh estimates it will cost
$200,000 for the renovations.
Vice Mayor Bob Barlow said it will be up to the
potential lessee to get an estimate from a general
contractor based upon information contained in the
city's inspection reports. In his report, Taylor-
Made's Jim Taylor suggested the city replace the
entire pier walkway. He didn't give a cost break-
down. Plumbing, structural and electrical repair to
the buildings is estimated at $3,000.
The commission is also requiring that a perfor-
mance bond be posted before construction can begin.
City landlords are asking for a minimum of
$5,000 a month rent, though according to the pro-
posal, "a major point of consideration by the city in
determining which proposal best meets the city's
need will be the amount of revenue granted to the
city over and above the stated minimum."
The city is also asking that six months' rent be
paid in advance. The term of the lease is to be 10
years with two five-year renewal options.
Prospective bidders must also provide proof of
financial ability in the form of a letter of credit or
certified financial statements.
Maintenance of the pier and buildings during the
lease term will be the sole responsibility of the ten-
ant. A final lease will be drafted and negotiated af-


ter the commission makes its choice.
Before officially going out to bid, the city re-
ceived four proposals, three from local restaurant
owners, which will have to be re-submitted.
Resident Chuck White objected to the city not
fixing the pier itself. He said, "I've never known
anyone to put a house up for rent with a stipulation
that I own this house and by golly you can rent it for
$100,000 a month, but first you have to build me a
new house to rent before you move in."
In previous discussions, Deffenbaugh said the
city doesn't have the funds to do the work needed.
Resident Ellen Trudelle, also a planning and
zoning board member, said the proposal is tailor-
made. "What you're putting forth is a proposal for
a specific person."
She also said residents have been short-changed
on rent in the past.
In an effort to help the commission understand
the wishes of residents, Commissioner Tom Skoloda
said he recently did an informal survey at the post
office. It was revealed that of 140 residents, 22 of
them part-time, 87 percent want a moderately priced
restaurant. He said 74 percent had no objection to
having a limited number of outside tables for dining.
He said 9 percent of the respondents wanted the
pier to be maintained solely as a fishing structure. More
than half of those interviewed, 63 percent, said they
never fish from the pier and 9 percent responded that
they fish less than once every six months.
Skoloda recommended tailoring a lease based
upon his findings. The question of whether residents
would like to see a percentage of revenue in addition
to a base rent was not addressed in his survey.
Many residents attending a recent workshop on
the city pier objected to allowing placement of tables
outside because it restricts the movement of fishers.
Sealed bids are due at city hall by noon Friday.
May 19. They will be opened the same day at 1 p.m.


THE ISLANDER M MAY 3, 2000 0 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
May 11, 7 p.m., Commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
May 4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting. Agenda: sec-
ond reading and public hearing on employee benefit
ordinance, request to revisit small scale comprehen-
sive plan amendment in 1400 block of Gulf Drive,
discussion regarding Tingley Memorial Library in-
vestments, discussion of fire department inspection
of Tingley, city pier restroom construction discus-
sion, scenic highway eligibility application ap-
proval, special setback exception at 210 Gulf Drive
S., police department remodeling contractor selec-
tion, computer request for police department, con-
sent agenda and public comments.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
May 4, 4 p.m., 50th anniversary celebration meeting.
May 9,7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by work
session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

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Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.


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PAGE 4 E MAY 3, 2000 T THE ISLANDER

Development, street closure moves forward in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week
agreed to move ahead on a request from developer
Reed Mapes to pave Fourth Avenue.
Mapes plans to construct nine residential units,
a pool and volleyball courts on four lots in the
Casanas Subdivision. The subdivision is located
between Westbay Cove and the Manatee County
Public Beach.
In February commissioners heard requests from
Mapes and Ian Perryman to develop Fourth, Fifth
and 41st streets, all platted but unimproved streets in
the subdivision. However, commissioners decided to
delay the requests until they could study traffic im-
pacts and asked Manatee County traffic engineers to
analyze the area.
"We've been delaying this, hoping to get some
advice from the county," Assistant Public Works Su-
perintendent Bill Saunders told commissioners. "So we
decided to go ahead and present the site plan, which
meets city requirements."
Saunders said Mapes wants to develop Fourth
Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets, including
through the intersection, in order to access his property.
Mapes offered to install a barricade on the other side
of the intersection to stop vehicles from traveling
through to Manatee Avenue.
"Mr. Mapes wants to build a condominium on four
lots," Saunders explained. "Once you have the owner-
ship of four lots, our code states that all the zoning
regulations are based on property lines; therefore, in-
terior lot lines go away."
"This property is on the corner of 41st Street and
Fourth Avenue," Mapes told commissioners. "We pro-
pose a six-plex on existing 42nd street. It is partially
paved. Fourth and Fifth avenues are platted but not
completed and 41st Street is paved to the edge of
Fourth Avenue. I'll put a barricade across Fourth Av-
enue."
"I don't want a barricade," Mayor Carol Whitmore
said. "I don't ever want a street to come out to Gulf
Drive, because it would be a major safety hazard to the


Aerial view of development area
The block to the right and center of this area is slated for a nine-unit development to be named South Beach Village.
Developer Reed Mapes sought approvalfrom the Holmes Beach City Commission last week to develop Fourth
Avenue between 42nd and 41st streets and through the intersection in order to access the property. Mapes offered to
install a barricade on the other side of the intersection to stop vehicles from accessing Manatee Avenue. Commis-
sioners plan to rule on the request May 9. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Jack Elka.


city."
Mapes said he could build a landscaped berm in-
stead of a barricade, but said, "I can tell you if you
don't put a real barricade there, the garbage trucks will
find a way around it."
Whitmore suggested planting palm trees and
Mapes said he would do whatever the city asks him to
do as long as he can get started on construction as soon
as possible.
Commissioners said they will vote on the request
at their May 9 meeting.


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now in effect

for Manatee County
Be wary of when you water or you may be fined up
to $500.
The ongoing drought has prompted water manag-
ers to issue a "water shortage emergency" for much of
Southwest Florida, including Manatee County and
Anna Maria Island.
Watering restrictions limit water usage to "residen-
tial, agricultural, commercial, industrial, recreational
and governmental users," according to the Southwest
Florida Water Management District.
Water usage is now limited to Tuesday only for ad-
dresses ending in even numbers; Sunday only for ad-
dresses ending in odd numbers. Watering may not take
place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is limited to quantities
of no more than three-quarters of an inch in landscaping.
Newly planted lawn and landscape areas may be
watered on any day of the week for a 60-day period that
begins when the plantings are installed. However, no
watering may occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Hand-watering plants is still allowed at any time,
as is vehicle washing, provided the hose has a nozzle
that can shut off the water flow when not needed.
Police and/or code enforcement officers will be
enforcing watering rules on Anna Maria Island.
The watering rules will be in effect through June 30.


National Arbor Day was celebrated April 28 with
the planting of 509 trees on public spaces in Manatee
County as part of Keep Manatee Beautiful's Plant
Manatee Beautiful millennium project.
Through this project, KMB will plant 2,000
native trees on public property to enhance the urban
forest and make communities more livable.
Public entities in Holmes Beach received three-
gallon container-sized trees including persimmon,


STHE ISLANDER U MAY 3, 2000 M PAGE 5





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McClash projects Perico shoreline view
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash's office produced this graphic of Perico Island, showing
the shoreline view of Arivida's proposed high-rise condos. McClash is concerned about impacts of
Arvida's plans, which include 898 units on the 353-acre parcel. The project's west phase includes 794
units in six- and 10-story condominiums and townhouses, a recreation center, a swimming pool and
tennis courts. McClash and others will have an opportunity to voice concerns at the May 10 meeting of
the Bradenton City Council when it will consider approval. The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. in
chambers, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.


City seeks comment on
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners are inviting
Seaside Gardens' property owners to their work session
on May 9 to discuss dock issues after hearing a request
for a dock expansion last week.
Helen Cotter, 446 63rd St., asked to expand her
dock from 2.5 feet by 11 feet to 9 by 11 feet.
"I want to make the dock square so I can pull a boat
to the end of it instead of docking it on the side," Cot-


dock expansion request
ter said. "You can hardly get a boat on the side."
"The code requires 10 foot setbacks, but Seaside
Gardens has always been an exception," Commissioner
Rich Bohnenberger noted. "The city has allowed
people to build docks to the property line because of the
narrow properties. This is a non-conformity and only
the board of adjustment can grant a variance."
"The property is 16 feet wide and if we go by our
codes, it's a 10-foot setback from each property line,"
Assistant Public Works Superintendent Bill Saunders
said. "If you put it smack in the center, it would still be
an exception."
Saunders said the city's former building superin-
tendent allowed rebuilding of interior docks within the
footprint of the existing dock.
"If this dock is wider, there won't be enough room to
dock a boat and meet the setback requirements," Saunders
noted. "Do we allow the expansion of that dock, or do we
require that it be built within the footprint?"
"The dock will become a platform instead of a
dock and block the neighbor's view," Lee Edwards
said.
Edwards, president of Seaside Gardens Civic As-
sociation, asked commissioners to seek input from
Seaside Gardens' residents before making a decision.


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On May 17, trees will be planted at the Gulf
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AMPD proffered
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh is shopping
around for police protection. He says he's open to the
possibility of contracting services from the other Island
cities rather than the present situation with the Mana-
tee County sheriff's office, but we think he's most in-
terested in operating his very own police department.
He's more than confident he can do it. He says men
in his department would be respected and taken care of
while he's mayor, but he can't guarantee their well-
being in the future, and this worries him.
He remembers well the indifference of the city
administration in the early 1980s when he and other
officers were fired from the Anna Maria police force
by a controversial short-lived police chief, only one of
the many chiefs Anna Maria saw within two years.
Certainly, we're "light years" beyond the under-
handed politics of the 1970s and early 80s.
And the mayor can't worry about what will happen
down the road when he's not in office. He and the com-
missioners must set policy for the future and trust
it will be followed.
Deffenbaugh points to problems with the sheriff's
office difficulties contacting deputies, lack of con-
trol over their actions and a high turnover rate as
reasons to start anew. Reminiscent of Mayberry,
Deffenbaugh would like to see officers on a friendly
first-name basis with residents.
He says the city can organize its own police depart-
ment for close to what it pays now, but he doesn't mind
raising taxes if need be.
He points out that the sheriff's Island supervisor is
retiring this summer and only works weekends while
he takes saved vacation time. At $55,000 a year for the
position, Deffenbaugh says the city can do better.
Every once in a while the subject of unification -
that dirty word "consolidation" gets dusted off only
to be returned to storage.
But who can brush off close to $2 million a year spent
for three Island police departments?
If the residents of the three Island cities demand in-
dividuality, and we believe they do, perhaps the cities can
take a lesson from the "consolidated" fire district which
was at one time small, struggling volunteer stations.
One administrator, one police station, one central dis-
patch three chiefs and three individual departments.
Isn't it worth talking about again?
We'd like to see the cities form committees, with
citizens and elected officials, and sit down to talk.
Please don't "pooh-pooh" the idea. Its time has
come.



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Thanks for concern
I want to thank everyone for their concern about
my son Johnny Mattay, who turned four years old
Monday. Your thoughts are appreciated.
I don't want any parent to have to go through what
I went through on April 27 when my son took a full
swing from a bat to his forehead that could have been
fatal. Indeed, two inches lower on his temple and it
would have been. It was an accident and he's fine, but
it took 11 stitches to close the wound.
The accident occurred when Johnny walked out of
the Anna Maria Island Community Center into the
open area between the baseball field and tennis courts
where unsupervised children and Little Leaguers play
before, during and after games.
Little children don't get the impact of the situation
until the impact hits them in the head.
This is an appeal to the Anna Maria Island Little
League Board of Directors to halt warm-ups in the
open area between the first base line and the tennis
courts and require players be supervised and equip-
ment to stay on the field. This pertains to any ball
throwing or swinging of bats outside the fence or
batting cage, including baseball practice with a ten-
nis ball.
Victor Mattay, Holmes Beach

Exit toll another way
I have a different way to raise money to keep gar-
bage cans on the beach emptied. It is a little different
from the view of Nancy Richards of Massachusetts
(The Islander, April 26).
Rather than a toll to enter the Island, have residents
pay a toll to leave. This way those who can best afford
the toll will pay, rather than poor people looking for a
day at the beach.
Islanders bray that they have everything they need
on the Island. If the lady from Taxachusetts wants a tax,
let her pay.
Ken Henkel, Cortez


Many special thanks
I would like to thank all the Island folks who do-
nated money for the care of "our" Anna, the leather-
back turtle rescued from the beach in Holmes Beach.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium caregivers were
overwhelmed by your generosity.
I told them "That's just the way we are. We take
care of our own, be it our kids, the community center, our
elderly or our turtles."
With Anna's repeat visit to Anna Maria Saturday, we
must ask you again to donate what you can for her care.
There is a special woman out there whom we call
"Anna's angel." She dropped off a sealed envelope at
The Islander office and quietly slipped away, leaving
us $1,000 and no way to say thank you ... except for
this letter. We like to give her a personal, warm thank
you and hope she'll let us know who she is.
My number is 778-5638, and I hope anyone with
donations, turtle questions or information will contact me.
Suzi Fox, Turtle Protection Permit Holder for
Anna Maria Island

Thanks for solace
The family and friends of Lynn R. Boustead would
like to thank the special people at Marina Bay Restau-
rant, the Dolphin Lounge, Sarasota Hospice and all of
our wonderful friends for all the thoughts, prayers and
generosity during our sorrow at the loss of our beloved
Lynn. May God bless you all and keep you safe.
Pam Zuccarini, Loretta Yearwood and families

Thanks for landscaping
On behalf of the staff of the Island Branch Library,
I thank the board of Friends of the Island Branch Li-
brary and those who contributed for the beautiful land-
scaping we now enjoy.
Special thanks to Betsy Cole and Bill Roe for plan-
ning and overseeing the project and to the kind
persons) who planted cheerful flowers under the flag.
Sarah Bicknell, manager, Island Branch Library


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Beachwalker rights at issue in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Whose beach is it anyway? What rights do people
have to use it?
Holmes Beach city commissioners said last week they
will attempt to resolve those issues raised by resident Jay
Erickson of 72nd Street.
"The beach rights to the recreational area between
75th and 81st streets have existed legally since granted in
July 1956 by developer Peder Mickelsen," Erickson said.
"It is certainly possible that many lot owners in the Bay
Palms and Holmes Beach Development subdivisions and
Holmes Beach city officials are unaware of the existence
of these rights."
Erickson asked commissioners to check into the his-
tory of the designation of that area as recreation land ac-
cording to the city's comprehensive plan and determine
what rights residents have.
He read from a portion of his deed which states, "It
is understood and agreed by both parties hereto that par-
ties of the second part, their heirs or assigns shall have the
right to use the beachfront between Holmes Beach Devel-
opment and the Gulf of Mexico...."
"The only part of government that can resolve ques-
tions of ownership and use of property is the circuit court,"
Chairman Roger Lutz replied. "We don't have the author-
ity to make those judgments. A title search would put this
to rest."
Erickson said residents have been using the beach
accesses in that area for 50 years.
"The only properties we're talking about are the ones
between 77th and 81st streets and the western line of the
Holmes Beach Development," Assistant Public Works
Director Bill Saunders said. "That's the property Peder
Mickelsen had a 10 percent interest in and granted people
the right to use it as a sales incentive."
Saunders said Mickelsen issued 30-year-use coupons
to owners and the coupons have expired.
"The property between 75th and 77th streets is a dif-
ferent issue," Saunders continued. "The use does not ap-
ply there."
The other property at issue is owned by Patrick and


Angeline Kabris at 101 75th St., Saunders said. In Janu-
ary the planning commission recommended denial of a
request to rezone a portion of their property from Rec-1,
private recreation/open space, to R-2, two-family residen-
tial.
The lot is part of a parcel between 75th and 77th
streets that has been used for private parking, recreation
and beach access and is owned by the Holmes family.
The Kabris lot is privately owned, recreational land,
and is not part of the existing parking area and does not
provide open access to the beach.
"Kabris wanted the zoning change in order to add a
house for his grandchildren," Saunders said. "But because
of all of the anxiety that request created, he withdrew his
application."
Saunders said Kabris is permitted to build a clubhouse
on the land and the city has issued a permit for a clubhouse
to include a garage with living quarters above it, a kitchen
and two dressing rooms and bath rooms.
"You can't build a house and call it a clubhouse,"
Lutz protested. "A clubhouse is not a residential struc-
ture."
Saunders said the plan meets all the city's codes and
he can't refuse the permit application. He said the city has
notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion, which will make a ruling on the request and estab-


lish construction stipulations, if applicable.
Mayor Carol Whitmore asked Saunders to seek an
opinion on the issue from the city attorney before proceed-
ing any further.
"This is what I'm talking about," Erickson stressed.
"Developers will be gnashing their teeth because it's such
a beautiful piece of ground. It's important to clarify the
rights of use."
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger asked Whitmore
to research grants to purchase the remainder of the parcel
between 75th and 77th streets for public land.
"We have a beautiful stretch of land that everyone
always thought was public," Anthony Tripolino of 81st
Street noted. "If you allow one clubhouse, how can you
deny another?"
Tripolino asked the mayor to extend Bohnenberger's
request to 81st Street.
Resident Luke Courtney, who owns a motel at 81st
Street and Gulf Drive, said residents and visitors have
accessed the beach via paths on 77th to 81st streets for
many years.
"I found out this morning that these are not beach
accesses," Courtney said. "Ask the city attorney to look
into the issue of adverse possession and see if these can
be designated beach accesses."
Whitmore asked Saunders to do so.


Pint-sized protest
Even at age 9, Amanda Franklin of
Hammock Road in Anna Maria shows
her environmental awareness by
protesting the clearing of two lots
across the street from her house.
Franklin said a nesting whippoorwill,
--: green parrots, raccoons and other
wildlife live and nest on the lots,
which are being cleared for sale.
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Anna Maria's 1970s marred by police follies


EDITOR'S NOTE The following excerpts from
then-editor June Alder's "Scuttlebutt" column in 1981
provide an overview of the Anna Maria Police Depart-
ment in the 1970s.
The "Anna Maria Police Follies" is the longest
running show in town. For nearly 10 years the serial
story rivaling anything prime time TV has to offer
about the antics of small town cops and politicians has
amused, titillated, and shocked watchers of the force.
Last week's walkout of virtually the entire police
force in protest of yet another ignominous departure of
a police chief is by no means the most outrageous epi-
sode. That honor is unquestionably held by the 1975
police scandal which rocked the community and led to
the resignation of a mayor, a full-scale police investi-
gation and several costly lawsuits.
For years the tiny city at the tip of Anna Maria Is-
land got along with a one-man police force who had
little to do but watch for speeders, assist the occasional
drunk resident home at night, kill rattlesnakes and gen-
erally keep an eye on things.
In the early '70s troubles began when the police
department began to expand. There was a mild flap
when a chief was discovered to have been arresting
people without being qualified to do so, and there were
squabbles about police pay.
One morning in June 1975 residents woke up to
find the city in the headlines for a midnight drug raid
masterminded by the Anna Maria police chief involv-
ing all the Island's police forces, the sheriff's office,
state troopers and marine law enforcement officers.
Thirteen people were hauled away on charges ranging
from gambling and marijuana sales to possession of
pornographic materials.
People chose up sides pro-chief and anti-chief.
There was more dirt dug up and allegations of a "hit
list" contrived by the chief.
In the midst of the ruckus, the mayor resigned and
grocery store owner Ernie Cagnina was elected on a
platform of cleaning up the police situation.
A panel recommended firing the chief and it submit-
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legal bills nearly wiped out the town's financial reserves.
In 1977 a referendum to abolish the police force and
contract with the sheriff for police protection at a proposed
budget of $40,000 a year was defeated by the voters, also
a plan to contract with Holmes Beach came to naught.


Cops coming to Anna Maria?
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sure, and he said it's time other alternatives were ex-
plored.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said he would like to
look at the pros and cons of both arrangements, particu-
larly regarding costs for services and salaries.
Vice Mayor Bob Barlow said it sounds like a good
idea to him. The commission should at least investigate it.
Some residents, however, were not altogether
thrilled with the prospect of change. Allan Gilchrist
said, "I remember when we had our own police depart-
ment and it was nothing but chaos."
He said things are good with the sheriff's department.
Resident Joe Baker asked why residents aren't
being polled for their opinion.


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A parade of police chiefs amounted to a two-year,
one-year, five-month, two-month and finally, a chief who
ran into trouble immediately for carrying a gun illegally.
At the writing of this column, the city had lost its
whole police department present Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh included.


Deffenbaugh said it's not essential that he get the
feelings of the residents at this time because he's only
investigating options.
Deffenbaugh said he's talked with officials from
Bradenton Beach about the matter.
Commissioner Jay Hill said having one of the other
Island cities patrol Anna Maria's streets threatens the
city's sovereignty.
Deffenbaugh said bad administration played a big
role in the disbanding of Anna Maria's police depart-
ment 12 years ago. He should know, he spent five years
with the department before he was fired along with
the entire department. He said he was let go for having
a cup of coffee at home with his wife.
"Back then, a cop could be fired for wearing blue
socks," he said.
A scandal in 1975 and 10 years of turmoil sur-
rounded the Anna Maria Police Department in the
1970s, with a swinging door for police chiefs at the
heart of the troubles.
Deffenbaugh's experiences with Anna Maria's
police department have nothing to with his exploring
alternatives, he said.
Deffenbaugh said, "We're not looking out for any-
one in particular."
Following the meeting, the mayor said if need be
he would raise property taxes to accommodate a city
police department. The city can't meet its obligations
as it is, Deffenbaugh said.
He also said he didn't have any axes to grind with
anyone from the sheriff's department. It's his feeling
that residents will be better served by having their own
police department.
The discussion ended with resident Richard
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Players present familiar playwright in season finale


Island Players theater in Anna Maria tackles a thor-
oughly modern play with age-old themes when they
present "After-Play" by Anne Meara. The final presen-
tation of the Players' season opens Friday, May 12, and
the runs through Sunday, May 21.
If you ever saw "The Ed Sullivan Show," you'll
remember playwright Meara as the better half of the
Stiller and Meara comedy team.
Meara has come up with a script we're all famil-
iar with. Two late-middle-aged couples, reuniting af-
ter several years, meet in what appears to be a chic New
York restaurant for an after-theater dinner.
What they've discovered is that they've grown
apart. Small arguments arise and large differences of
opinion emerge on matters of sex, the wearing of fur,
health and problems with children.
As they are composing their differences, a third,
younger couple with more serious problems ar-
rives.
The four friends are deeply affected by the ensuing
row, in which the waiter a deftly managing sort of man
- helps to move the younger couple on their way.


On their departure, our friends conclude that
their differences are trivial and shouldn't affect their
friendship.
In the words of director Phyllis Elfenbein, "Sum-
ming up a play of multiple meanings is almost as dif-
ficult as summing up the meaning of one's life. Anne
Meara's play makes an attempt at that and in touching,
funny and painful ways it's true."
Gabe Simches plays Marty and Jo Kendall is
Terry. The part of Phil is taken by Barry Lessenger and
Georgette Thomas plays Rene. David Smith is Mat-
thew, Barbara Fleming plays Emily and Raziel is
played by Richard Garcia.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for two Sunday
matinees which start at 2 p.m. There are no perfor-
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Ernest Hemingway exhibit
at Island museum
Writer Ernest Hemingway is featured in a new
exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Details of the life and career of this American icon
are intriguing. Hemingway and wife Pauline sailed
from Paris to Key West in 1928. On this first trip to the
Keys, Hemingway made many friends, discovered a
love for deep sea fishing and a potential for writing in
this remote spot.
He initiated the most physically active and intellec-
tually varied period of his publishing career, increas-
ing his reputation from simple literary acclaim to ce-
lebrity status.
"A Farewell To Arms" was completed and pub-
lished in 1929 when he was in Key West.
In 1931 the Hemingways paid $8,000 for an acre-and-
a-half lot, including a old, run-down Spanish-colonial
mansion. They built the first swimming pool in Key West
in 1937. Today the house is a tourist attraction.
The exhibit, offered by the Florida Humanities
Council, traces his life, frequent marriages, life in
Cuba, novels, African safaris and more. It includes
photographs on loan from the John F. Kennedy Library
collection.
Summer museum hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues-
day through Thursday and Saturday. Admission is free.

Episcopal women honor
members, seat officers
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will celebrate Member Appreciation Day
and install new officers at a meeting starting at 10:15
a.m. Thursday, May 4.
The appreciation feature will recognize services of
a member "who has contributed through the years to
the success of the club" at the session at the church,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Officers installed will serve for the 2000-02 term.
A "pitch-in" salad/dessert luncheon will be served.
Further information is available at 778-1638.


Prescription is retirement
A plate of goodies was laid out at the Island Eckerds
to bid farewell to pharmacists Don Boudeman, left,
and Ed Palak, who are retiring after a combined 42
years with the company. Boudeman, the store's
pharmacy manager, has worked for the drug store
chain for 33 years. Palak spent nine years with the
company. Both men said they will keep busy fishing.
Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring


Manatee High art show opening
Youngsters from all over Manatee County will
show off the best of their year's artworks in-a show that
opens Friday, May 5, in Holmes Beach.
The sixth annual Manatee High School Art Exhibit
will be displayed at the Anna Maria Island Art League's
gallery at 5312 Holmes Blvd., through May 31.
The young artists will be there from 5:30 until 7:30
p.m. Friday for the artists' reception, most of them ac-
companied by proud parents "which they may not
consider all that cool, but there they are," said league
director Ginger White.
The works will be in many media, White said, and
will run from "recognizable to abstract."
At the reception Friday evening, "food and bever-
ages dedicated to teen-agers" will be provided by the
Chiles restaurants, Burger King and Wal-Mart.
Gallery hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday. Further information may be
obtained at 778-2099.


Exterior Lights Out & Curtains Drawn, Turtle Season May 1-Oct 31
Drawn by Bradenton Beach artist Claire Baldwin

Islander paints prize picture for turtles


A watercolor by Bradenton Beach artist Claire
Baldwin beat out all comers to win the $50 prize and
its printing as Longboat Key's turtle protection poster
for 2000.
The poster illustrates the conflict between the
shimmer of the sea's horizon, baby sea turtles' guide
to life, and lights visible ashore, which annually lure
millions of baby turtles to their death on Longboat,
Anna Maria and around the world.
Its message is "Exterior Lights Out, Curtains
Drawn," an admonition to shore dwellers to protect
hatchlings from their own instincts by eliminating the
temptation of lights, said Gillian Busard, who headed
the poster contest for Longboat Key's Turtle Watch


organization.
She said at least 55 countries have similar organi-
zations, and she felt the poster would help her branch
protect the reptiles in the nesting season now begin-
ning.
She is a financial advisor at Legg Mason and a resi-
dent of Longbeach Village, and her company spon-
sored the contest and poster.
All entries in the contest were hung in the
Longboat Key Center for the Arts last week just
before the center closed for the summer. They will still
be on display when the center reopens in the fall.
The 2000 posters are available from Busard at 365-
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Hurry to sign up for Privateers golf tourney May 27


The Anna Maria Island Privateers are signing up
golfers for the organization's annual Whitey Horton
Memorial Golf Tournament, set for May 27.
Privateers Secretary Bruce Witton said he has tour-
nament registration forms that he'll be happy to mail
to prospective contestants if they notify him of their
interest at 747-1308.
"This has been a spectacularly successful over the
past five years," said Witton. "I have men and women
players coming in from Miami and Orlando and all
over just for the fun of it. It's not serious golf, it's more
of a fun day for everyone where everybody wins."
There is room on the form for foursomes to sign
up, but fewer than that can register and be assigned to


fill out a foursome. Others may register at the tourna-
ment between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Palma
Sola Golf Club, 3807 75th St. W., Bradenton.
A putting contest will take place while registration
is being completed, and the tournament's "cannon
start" will follow at 1 p.m. An awards dinner at
O'Hara's restaurant, 7004 Cortez Road W.. will follow
the tournament. It is included in the $50-per-player fee
for the tournament, with non-playing guests $10 each
for dinner only.
The tournament is "the key, crucial fundraiser for
our scholarship program," Witton emphasized. The Pri-
vateers is a serious fun-loving organization devoted to
service to the community.


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Cora Faye Bigger
Cora Faye Bigger, 79, of Holmes Beach, died April
24 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Bigger came to Manatee
County from Dallas in 1985. She retired after 18 years
as a receptionist with Pediatric Allergy Associates,
Dallas. She was a former member of Anna Maria
Womens' Club, Anna Maria Womens' Sewing Club,
and Order of Eastern Star, Kansas City, Kan. She was
a Methodist.
Services were April 27. Memorial contributions
may be made to American Lung Association Gulf
Coast, 2201 Cantu Court, Ste. 119, Sarasota FL 34232.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Gerald R.; daughters
Sharon Harlow of Atlanta and Vicki McCandless of
.Dallas; sister Gloria McGrew of Kansas City, Mo.;
three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Helen Hunter Brown
Helen Hunter Brown, 81, of Sarasota and formerly
of Manatee County, died April 22 in Lakeside Terrace
Skilled Nursing Center.
Born in Taunton, Mass., Mrs. Brown came here
from New Port, R.I., in 1952. She was a homemaker.
She attended St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Visitation was April 26, and Mass April 27 at St.
Bernard Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may
be made to St. Bernard, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach, FL 34217. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Sandie Stevens of
Grayson, Ky., Bonnie L. Navarra of Venice and Gin-
ger Taylor of Nokomis; sons Walker of Jupiter and
Michael J. of Bradenton; sister Ginny Henry of Floral
Park, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchil-
dren.

Elizabeth J. 'Jane' Coan
Elizabeth J. "Jane" Coan, 80, of Bradenton, died
April 27.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Coan came to Mana-
tee County in 1970. She was a retired cosmetologist.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made HIospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by son David Boblitz and friends
Judith Wolfe, Joann Malesic and Richard Maples, all
of Bradenton.

Marcella Ann 'Sally' Gibson
Marcella Ann "Sally" Gibson, 82, of Holmes


Beach, died April 27 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Gibson came to
Manatee County from Westchester, N.Y., in 1967. She
served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
She was an assistant controller at Tropicana for 17
years. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church.
Services and burial were May 1. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Bradenton Fu-
neral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband William James; daughter
Pamela of Holmes Beach; sisters Anita Mathis, Patricia
Loeb Eileen Kober and Jessie Falkenstern, all of New
Jersey, and Lorretta Lyons of Maine; and brothers John
Nally of Oregon and Richard Nally of Texas.

Herbert Parkinson
Herbert Parkinson, 79, of Holmes Beach, died
April 29 at home.
Born in Jefferson County, Ill., Mr. Parkinson came
to Manatee County from there in 1965. He served in the
U.S. Army in the 75th Infantry Division in Europe. He
was a new home inspector. He was a member of Island
Baptist Church.
A gathering of friends was held May 1, and
graveside services will be held Thursday, May 4, in
Kell, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota
FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Mildred E.; step-daughter
Mary Grace of New Orleans; son David of Tampa;
brother Herald of Centralia, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

Gerald L. Spencer
Gerald L. Spencer, 69, formerly of Anna Maria,
died April 29.
Born in Twining, Mich., Mr. Spencer moved to
Anna Maria Island in 1964. He was a graduate of East
Tawas High School and attended Michigan State Uni-
versity. IHe served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean
War. IHe owned Spencer Electric in Michigan and a
liquor store on the Island. lHe was a L.utheran.
Services were May 2 in Franklin, N.C. Memorial
donations may be made to the American Heart Asso-
ciation.
He is survived by wife Donna McCormick Spen-
cer; daughter Christine Ann Warber of Bradenton;
brothers Guy of San Rafael, Calif., and Harold of
Kingston, N.Y.; sister Pat James of Harrison, Mich.;
two grandchildren; and 12 nieces and nephews.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 19, possession of alcohol, Bayfront Park.
April 22, domestic battery, 307 Pine Ave., Gen-
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butted the victim and punched the cash register, said
the report. The suspect was placed in custody.
April 24, larceny, 100 Spring Ave., Sandbar res-
taurant. The victim said she left her purse valued at $40
and containing a driver's license, two pair of glasses
valued at $400, $200 cash, makeup valued at $50 and
six credit cards on the back of a chair and it was gone
when she returned.
April 24, Pine Avenue. Two subjects were stopped
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April 20, retail theft, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K.
The complainant reported the subject ran from the store
with what he believed was two 18-packs of beer val-
ued at $23.98.
April 21, criminal mischief, 2601 Gulf Drive,
Sandpiper Mobile Home Park. The complainant re-
ported an unknown person broke a lamp globe. Dam-
ages were $88.
April 22, domestic battery, 2201 Gulf Drive, Sun-
set Beach Motel. The victim reported the suspect
punched and kicked her and fled. The officer located
the suspect and placed him in custody. The officer said
he confiscated an eight-inch butcher knife from the
suspect's vehicle.
April 22, theft, Coquina Beach. The victim re-
ported an unknown person removed a cooler valued at
$25 containing $30 in food, a storage box, a cellular
phone valued at $150, a set of keys, a shirt valued at $5
and a pair of shorts valued at $5.
April 24, lost property a cellular phone, 116
Bridge St., Sports Lounge.
April 24, attempted burglary, felony criminal
mischief, 2500 block of Gulf Drive. The officer was
dispatched to a report of an attempted burglary and
located the suspect leaving the residence. A witness
said the suspect was attempting to break into the resi-
dence using a hammer.
The suspect said he was trying to get money the
victim owned him and attempted to pry open the door.
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then threw a socket wrench through the victim's slid-
ing glass door. He was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
April 22, possession of alcohol by persons under
21, 4700 block of Third Avenue. The officer said he
was driving past a vehicle and smelled the odor of
burning marijuana. He said he stopped the vehicle and
observed open beer bottles and a bag of marijuana.
All the subjects in the vehicle denied knowledge of
the marijuana, said the report. Two subjects admitted pos-
session of the beer and a check showed they were under-
age. Summonses were issued and the subjects released.
April 25, burglary to a residence, 3000 block of
Avenue C. The victim reported an unknown person
removed $800 in cash.
April 27, DUI, DUI with property damage times
three, 100 block of 31st Street. The officer reported that
Ryan G. Landis, 20, of Bradenton, struck a mailbox, a
vehicle and a fence with his vehicle, then fled south on
Gulf Drive. Bradenton Beach police located Landis
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the vehicle in drive.
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had extensive front-end damage and a front tire was
missing. Landis refused EMS treatment and the officer
said he could not administer field performance tests
because Landis could not stand on his own. Landis was
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Mattay fires second no-hitter
Bali Hai Resort's Joey Mattay fired his second no-
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Mattay, who threw a no hitter in the first game of
the season only to lose because of untimely errors,
mowed down most of the WMFD batters with a blaz-
ing fastball.
Three times Mattay loaded the bases by walking
batters and all three times he prevented WMFD from
scoring. He made a nice stab on a Nick Sato line drive
in the top of the second inning and struck out two bat-
ters in the top of the third and fourth innings.
Mattay struck out 10 batters. He now has a 6-1
record and leads the league in strikeouts with 79 in 39
innings.
Tyler Schneerer of Bali Hai had two key singles,
brought home three runners and made two fine plays
in the field.
Bali Hai's Josh Wimberly had a two-run single and
teammate Tim Bouziane walked three times and scored
three, while lan Douglas had a single and a run batted
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Faasse, Haley's .459
Pittman, Bali Hai .447
Cramer, WMFD .416
Rosas, WMFD .409
Bouziane, Bali Hai .406
DeBellevue, Kiwanis .368
Schneerer, Bali Hal .357
Pritchard, Haley's .353
Rivera, Bali Hai .324

Doubles
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Triples
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tied with one

Home runs
Pittman 1, Eric Whitley (WMFD) 1, Faasse 1

Runs batted in
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mercy rule.
So what was Faasse thinking each time at bat?
"I was thinking we needed to win this game,"
Faasse said. "I felt really good. I had been in a slump
and wanted to hit the ball. When I hit the home run I
hardly felt anything. The ball looked big when I was at
the plate."
The win allowed Haley's to stay even with Bali
Hai in the final push for who's best.
Steve's father Don said it was an exciting moment.
"The ball he hit out was pretty high and had enough
arc and it kept going," Don Faasse said. "Everybody in
the stands thought it was gone when he hit it. It could
have been a grand slam, but you can't blame Pritchard
for doing his job by stealing home."
Faasse's blast was the first home run of the season
to go out of the park. Bali Hai catcher Sean Pittman and
WMFD's Eric Whitley hit home runs early in the year
but they were inside-the-park shots.
For Haley's, Kevin Kirn had two singles and two


Little League schedule up in air
Due to the number of makeup games that have
to be played, next week's championship tourna-
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RBIs, Pritchard had two singles, walked and scored three
times, Matt Bobo had a long double to right that brought
home a runner, Shane Pelkey walked three times and
scored twice and David Bryant doubled in a run.
Kiwanis had its own share of luck at the plate.
Evan Hunt singled in a run in the second inning,
tripled in three more in the fourth and knocked in an-
other with a sacrifice fly in the fifth for a five RBI
night.
Matt McDonough had a triple, a single and two
RBIs.


TIE ISLANDER 0 MAY 3, 2000 U PAGE 15
Each of the four teams has one game left in the
regular season prior to make-up games and the playoffs
next week.

Schweitzer throws two-hitter
Kyle Schweitzer of Haley's Motel pitched a two-
hitter and received support from Matt Bobo, Steve
Faasse and his own bat to beat Kiwanis 12-7 April 25.
Unusual wildness by Schweitzer led to five Kiwanis
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walks and gave up a single at the wrong time.
But his teammates had already done the damage
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In the bottom of the first, Haley's Jordan Pritchard,
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Steve Faasse followed with a booming drive to
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 15


and Wallen walked again and Bobo knocked in two
runners with his second single to center.
In the bottom of the third, a single by Shane Pelkey
and a third walk to Pritchard set the stage for
Schweitzer to work his stuff. He responded by doubling
to right to knock both runners home.
Wallen followed with an RBI single and Faasse
doubled him home.

Moose Lodge golf tourney May 20
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Rosas
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Pittman
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O'Day wins Village Green Golf Club
Spring tourney
Shirley O'Day of Anna Maria won the two-day
Village Green Golf Club Spring Tournament for
women, edging Betty Gilford of Bradenton Beach in a
playoff.
O'Day and Gilford both ended 36 holes with a
score of 140 at the executive course in Bradenton.
O'Day, recently selected president of Village
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two successive Fridays last month.
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Bali Hai 8-5
WMFD 9-7
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April 27 game.)

AAA League
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Air & Energy 8-6-1
Bistros 6-8
Quality Builders 5-10
(Does not include one postponed game between
Bistros and Waterfront)

AA League
Betsy Hills 11-5-1
Bridge Street 7-8
Sandbar 5-9-1


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At the end of the first third of the season, points
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Chuck Daniels (263), Bob Darling (261) and Mark
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 16

Huffman fashioned a plus nine on a modified-
Stableford scoring system rewarding players one point
for bogey, two for par and four for birdie.
Jim Sarrapede and Scott VanOstenbridge tied for
second with plus six.
Closest-to-the-pin "greenies" went to Capt. Glenn
Corder, Mike Manning, Bruce Fournier and Dennis
Spates.
In the skins competition, Richard Bergquist, Allan
Ackles, Scott VanOstenbridge and Rick Weaver tri-
umphed.
Keith Bernard scored the Easter win at Palma Sola
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weekly event.
Bernard was a plus seven on a modified Stableford
scoring system, while Ackles finished at plus six. Jan
Hartmeyer was third at plus four.
Greenies went to Jim Sarrapede, Bernard, Dennis
Demory and Ackles.
Russell Richards and Capt. Glenn Corder won
skins.
The May 7 tournament is scheduled at the Mana-
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Water woes again, mercury mishaps in fish?


As if wilting plants and crispy grass weren't
enough of an indicator, the Southwest Florida Water
Management District has now officially declared a
"water shortage emergency" in an effort to combat our
rainfall deficit through June 30.
It looks like we're at about one-third the level of
rain we should have had so far this year, and the real
afternoon summer thunderstorms aren't due until next
month. No wonder that "May" and "dry" both have
three letters.
The restrictions call for lawn watering only on
Tuesday for addresses ending in an even number; Sun-
day watering is allowed for lawns with addresses end-
ing in odd numbers. No watering is allowed between
10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Police will be watching for water violators, and
you can face a hefty fine for watering on an off day or
during off hours.
An old buddy of mine who's a land planner told me
more than 20 years ago that potable water availability
would be the single greatest limiting factor to growth
in Florida. Although we're surrounded by water,
there's not enough drops of drinkable saltwater and,
until desalinization plants become economically fea-
sible and environmentally acceptable, we're going to
have to deal with drought problems.
Makes you wonder about where we'll get the wa-
ter to supply all those new large-scale, city-size devel-
opments that seem to be approved week after week in
Manatee County though, doesn't it?
It goes without saying, Arvida's plans for Perico
Island will add to the water "pressures."

Deadhead logging rules addressed
If that headline is confusing, so is the new rule on
deadhead logging in the state. That's the removal of old
trees, usually longleaf pines, from rivers and streams
in mostly northern Florida. Loggers pretty much wiped
out longleafs in the early 1900s, and since the trees
make such good lumber, they're prized by homeowners
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on the banks or on the bottom. Environmentalists
decried the practice on the grounds that the river
ecosystem was tremendously disrupted by having
the bottoms agitated and the trees yanked out. Bank
erosion also was a problem.
Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Cabinet took up the
issue last week. It seems the official action is as muddy
as the rivers after deadhead logging takes place.
Hired are two employees charged with inspecting
areas where logging would take place and educating
loggers on environmentally safe practices to remove
the timber.
Issued is a four-month moratorium on any new
deadhead logging permits. The moratorium will allow
further study into deadhead logging practices to deter-
mine environmental impacts.
Allowed to continue operation are the current 22
permit-holders.
I guess I like the eco-education and moratorium to
study the industry, but don't like the continued opera-
tion of those 22 companies although the inspectors
may actually be able to make a difference to the eco-
systems in the rivers.
Ironically, last weekend's National Millennium
Arbor Day Celebration in Sarasota had as its center-
piece the unveiling of the National Tree a longleaf
pine imported from Georgia, the same species of tree
so prized by timber companies in Florida.

Mercury? What mercury?
Most of us know that the further up the food chain
you go, the more accumulated toxins you'll find in
whatever'you're eating.
Take tuna, for example. Since the fish is pretty
much at the top of the world's ocean food chain, it
tends to have lots of bad things in it, like mercury.
Mercury is usually a byproduct of coal-fired power
plants. It accumulates over time in tuna, so older, big-
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Pregnant women are especially susceptible to mercury,
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amount once a week.
Knowing all that, you would think our government
would take precautions in the form of testing tuna to
make sure that mercury levels aren't on the rise,
wouldn't you? Hardly.
A new study by the Mercury Policy Project and the
California Communities Against Toxics has discovered
the Food and Drug Administration tested a whopping
13 cans of tuna in 1995 and no tests were done in 1994,
1996, 1997 and 1998.
The average American eats 10 cans of tuna a year.
And with all the "heart-healthy" dieting going on, our
consumption of fish has increased 25 percent in the past
20 years.
The federal government has said the report is base-
less and "there is no evidence that the mercury levels
in those fish have changed in any perceptible way." A
Florida Department of Environmental Protection offi-
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rate of gonorrhea in young people, especially in the 15-
to 19-year-old age group.
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among youth," a CDC spokesperson said. "It influ-
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Following that chain of logic, does it mean that if
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THE ISLANDER E MAY 3, 2000 0 PAGE 19


Snook, trout action good, wind plays havoc offshore


By Capt. David Futch
Snook and trout have been the targeted species
during the past month and it doesn't look like that's
going to stop.
Offshore fishing has been blown out by the wind.
Despite steady afternoon breezes from 15 to 20 knots,
some guides say they are catching gag and red grouper
and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said the wind hit fishing hard but he's been catch-
ing bigger snook and attributes it to some good bait
he's been cast netting.
"I call them Sunshine Skyway bait. They're any-
where from four- to seven-inch whitebait. Snook really
like them," Smith said. "We caught a number of snook
28 to 32 inches. Redfish have been pretty good, too, but
on this side of the Skyway they're not quite as big.
"Trout sizes are up, too. Black tip sharks are showing
up as well. There are some tarpon around, but they've
moved away from the Skyway. I talked to someone who
said the tarpon still haven't shown up thick in Boca
Grande. They're still in Pine Island Sound and around
Captiva Pass. Personally, I prefer tarpon fishing up here.
It's not like that zoo in Boca Grande Pass."
Amen. At peak season, more than 300 boats will
crowd a half-mile by half-mile area in Boca Grande Pass.
Even if you hook up, it's difficult to land the fish because
it can get cut off unless you move it away from the pack.
If you go down, try beach fishing. It's not as stress-
ful and the hook-up ratio is greater.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle in
Holmes Beach said anglers are getting redfish in
Miguel and Terra Ceia bays.
"There's a lot of competition for the snook spots right
now and if you have big white bait, that's what the big
ones want," Lowman said. "Pompano fishing off the
beach all up and down the beach is producing plenty of
fish. Tarpon should show up pretty soon. There are per-
mit on the artificial reefs. As soon as the wind dies down,
look for some great offshore fishing. There are plenty of
kingfish around and still being caught."
Lee Goss at Perico Island Bait & Tackle reiter-


ated what Smith had to say. Wind's been a big factor.
"There seems to be plenty of trout around and
Spanish mackerel are on the beaches," Goss said. "Off-
shore has been shut down because of the elements.
Snook are being caught, but they're on the short side."
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
said another cold front cooled down some hot snook
action, but Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II
still managed to boat snook to 30 inches, redfish to 28
inches and trout to 23 inches along with some flounder.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said when he can get out he's catching gags and reds
to 15 pounds.
"We're getting nice mangrove snapper to five
pounds and there are some schoolie kingfish around.
We caught a seven-foot hammerhead in Tampa Bay,"
Kimball said. "We've been getting a lot of trout and
some nice Spanish mackerel."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said he had a good


Flamingo snook
Anthony Rich of
Flamingo Cay
landed this beauty of
a 34-inch snook
while fishing the
family dock. Snook
are turning on right
now and if you have
some big white bait
or big shrimp, cast a
S-.. line off docks or
Spiders or into man-
Sgrove fringes and
you might get lucky.





week of trout fishing.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast out of
Captain's Marina said he took an ex-Major League
pitcher out and battled the wind Thursday, but still
came away with red and gag grouper to 17 pounds.
Capt. Ryan Hackney fishing on the charter boat
Neva-Miss had some good catches of grouper and
snapper in spite of the wind. Just because the wind
blows doesn't mean the fish aren't hungry, he said.
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters said
he caught his first tarpon of the season and has been
nailing snook, redfish and trout.
"Once the wind lays down," Capt. Mike said, "I'll
be going offshore for grouper and kingfish."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he
stayed in close to shore this week and caught 10- to 17-
pound gag grouper 15 miles out and had consistent
catches of mangrove snapper.
"Dolphin and wahoo should be showing soon off-
shore," Salgado said. "The wahoo will be 45 miles out."


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PAGE 20 MAY 3, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER

Anchorage issues discussed, action starts in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
"It will be a slow, painful process, but we're will-
ing to work with you to resolve it."
That summation is probably the best assessment of
one of the more vexing problems in Southwest Florida
the issue of boat anchorages in bays fronting
shoreside homeowners.
The most recent emergence involves a new-old
anchorage just south of the Bradenton Beach City Pier,
where a few moored boats have grown to about a dozen
in the past year. The area has been a popular spot for
boat anchorage for decades, but the number of long-
term anchored boats there has doubled in the past six
months.
City commissioners have obviously been torn on
the anchorage matter. Cruising boaters bring revenue
to businesses on Bridge Street and add a marine ambi-
ence to the community. However, liveaboard boaters
are often blamed for pollution, litter, thefts and other
undesirable elements in the neighboring area.
The city is not alone in its anchorage problem:
Communities throughout Southwest Florida have
wrestled with boater and waterfront homeowner con-
frontations for years. In an effort to reach a solution, a
Southwest Florida Regional Harbor Board was formed
about five years ago. The board comprises members
from Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier
counties. It also has members from Boaters' Action &
Information League, Florida Sea Grant, Southwest
Florida Regional Planning Council and the West Coast
Inland Navigation District.
Representatives from those organizations appeared
in Bradenton Beach last week to discuss the problems
and offer assistance in working toward solutions to the
burgeoning anchorage off south Bradenton Beach.
John Stevely, with Florida Sea Grant, said the har-
bor board is "an experiment in participatory democ-


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The number of boats at anchor off Bradenton Beach has nearly doubled in the last year. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


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officials work to maintain the freedom of access for
boaters and the shoreside vistas of homeowners.
Stevely said the harbor board focuses on establish-
ing an anchorage inventory along the coast, monitors
those anchorages, provides educational material about
the various anchorages and, if necessary, offers assis-
tance in the management of the anchorage.
Joe Schearer, the current chair of the harbor board,
said his group maintains that "an informed boater will
be a good boater." He said that when boaters are in-
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Tom Ankersen, an attorney with the Center for
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TIE ISLANDER U MAY 3, 2000 0 PAGE 21


Real Estate


Island property sales
515 68th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,865 sfla
3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1971 on an 80x104 lot,
was sold 3/31/00, Planck to Antinori, for $445,000; list
$449,900.
532 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,723 sfla
2bed/2bath/den/2car/pool home built in 1969 on a
90x127 lot, was sold 3/28/00, Bank One to Kalajainen,
for $236,000; list $299,900.
611 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,485


ANCHORAGE, FROM PAGE 20
the city.
Ankersen said a possible solution to the city-limit
issue would be designation of an area in Anna Maria
Sound by the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection as a "management agreement" under the
control of Bradenton Beach. The city could then en-
force boater activities there without the need for ex-
panding city jurisdiction.
Dr. Gus Antonini, with the University of Florida
and Sea Grant, said he would be willing to inventory
the Bradenton Beach area to determine seagrass cov-
erage, water depths, anchorability and other factors to
determine how many or if- boats should be main-
tained there.
Antonini also briefly addressed what a managed
anchorage could mean to Bradenton Beach.
"It can be a magnet to your city," Antonini said. "If
it is hospitable to cruising boaters, it is a plus for a com-
munity, but it will need shoreside access, a dock for
small boat storage, and other shoreside amenities."
City commissioners agreed Mayor Gail Cole
should send a letter to the regional harbor board detail-
ing the problems and issues of the anchorage and re-
questing assistance.
Stevely left it, saying, "We're willing to work with
you.




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include a gorgeous heated swimming pool with waterfall and
vaulted pool cage, 60 ft. boat dock on deep, seawalled canal
and a spectacular, new family room with vaulted ceilings, built-
in teak bookcases and cabinets and lovely French doors
opening onto the caged swimming pool and waterfall. Priced
to sell at only $349,000! This one won't last long!


HOLMES ?EACH DUPLEX
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beautifully maintained and offers lovely Berber carpeting on
both sides, ceramic tiled backsplash in kitchen and baths,
new refrigerator with ice maker plus new stainless steel
sink and Pfizer faucet in owner's side and an automatic
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sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1970 on a 90x115
lot, was sold 3/30/00, Ruscio to Steele, for $270,000;
list $299,900.
725 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront
1,370 sfla concrete-block home built in 1955 on a
60x95 lot, was sold 3/31/00, Noriega-Wilson to Vitale,
for $800,000; last sold 12/16/97 $452,500.
1401 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 5 Bermuda
Bay Club 5, sold 4/6/00, Bermuda Bay Development
to Kidd, for $288,007.
207 Periwinkle, Anna Maria, a 1,098 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1958. on an 85x125 lot,
was sold 4/4/00, MacKenzie to Miller, for $214,000;
list $224,900
229 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,185 sfla 4bed/
2&1/2bath/lcp/pool home built in 1959 on a 75x125
lot, was sold 4/5/00, Tebbetts to Marnie, for $235,000;
list $257,500.
2418 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 50x100 lot,
was sold 4/6/00, Granger Mortgage to Holmstrom, for
$63,000.
4 Lakeview Place, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,384
sfla 3bed/2bath/cp home built in 1959 on a 75x98 lot,
was sold 4/3/00, Lassar to Sexton, for $200,000; list
$235,000..
507 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,990 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1969 on an 82x103 lot,
was sold 4/3/00, Petcoff to Sefcik, for $275,000; list
$279,000.
517 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,707 sfla canalfront
3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1967 on a 100x110
lot, was sold 4/3/00, Connolly to Rice, for 348,500; list
$362,000.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, #41 5400 Gulf Dr.
Condos, a 1,188 sfla Gulffront 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1969, was sold 4/3/00, Dauby to Brougher, for
$285,000; list $299,000.
5606 Guava, Holmes Beach, an 880 sfla 2bed/
lbath/cp home built in 1959 on a 57x105 lot, was sold


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Christine Torgeson Shaw was both top sales
agent with the most sales and top listing agent for
the most new listings during March at Island Real
Estate, said broker Frank H. Davis. He noted that
March was an extraordinarily active business
month.


4/3/00, Bauer to Beiser, for $130,000.
5614 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,184
sfla 3bed/2bath/cp home built in 1979 on an 82x100
lot, was sold 4/6/00, Wilson to Solent Investments, for
$650,000; list $699,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 210
Westbay Cove, a 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath bayfront condo
built in 1977, was sold 4/4/00, Davis to Howard, for
$195,000.
622 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a 1,356 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1967 on a 100x103 lot, was
sold 4/5/00, Miller to Cooper, for $160,000.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 91 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a bayfront 1,114 sfla 2bed/2bath condo, sold
4/3/00, Gardner to Babcock, for $239,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 154 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a 1,114 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, was sold 4/3/00, Perkins to Rariden, for
$180,000; list $180,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.

ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.

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USED APPLIANCES: Full and apartment size, refrig-
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COUCH WITH RECLINER on each end, matching
recliner chair, beige. $200. 778-0196.

FOR SALE: Treadmill Roadmaster, $65. White
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11am. Sale racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

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canvas boards. 232 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.

LEAVING COUNTRY SALE, Saturday, May 6,8-noon.
Cars, moped, beds, dresser, furniture items and more.
2708 Avenue C, Holmes Beach. 779-9604.

BACK PORCH SALE, Friday, May 5, 8am-lpm.
Watch for balloons. 116 White Ave., Holmes Beach.

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 8am. Clothes, china, stuffed ani-
mals, collectible tins, typewriter, old record albums, sil-
ver, 1950s red refrigerator, solid cherry beveled-glass
breakfront, old toy cars, Rio Gorgi tootsie toy, 1966 red
Ford Mustang (real car). 7805 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.


CIVIL MARRIAGES PERFORMED, also marriage
vows renewed. Norman R. Veenstra, Notary Public,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-5834.


FOUND: NICE CAT near Rod & Reel Pier. Lovable, gray
and white, front declawed, lonesome. Call 778-7934.

FOUND: PAPERS with name Marc Conley and old
photograph in Holmes Beach. Left at Holms Beach
police station.

PRESCRIPTION GLASSES FOUND on beach in
front of firehouse, Holmes Beach. M. Annie Wilson,
O.D., Grand Bend, Ontario. Claim at The Islander.,
5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.


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Great rental. $209,900. #44401
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YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
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BOAT DETAILING: Highest quality products used.
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1999 NISSAN 15HP motor with gas tank. $1,250.
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OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
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1987 ST. TROPEZ WELLCRAFT 32-ft. T340 Mercs,
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$149,000, very nice boat. 228-3489.


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


Price



Reduced!


This lovely Key West Design home can't be
duplicated for the NEW LOW PRICE! Complete
1998-99 refurbishment with spacious living area on
two levels plus two decks each 9 by 26 ft. for
additional "outdoor living". Garage plus large work
room and a door tile entry to front door. Many
customized features are included such as the crown
molding, beautiful washed oak stairways, designer-
grade countertops, top-of-the-line appliances,
imported Italian 6 by 19 inch tile, plantation shut-
ters and the gingerbread. Nestled in a lovely lot of
Tropical plantings, seven coconut palms and graced
by an outstanding Cedar tree PLUS a short walk to
the beach. NOW ONLY $327,500 and immediate
occupancy!


9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria,. Florida 34216
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GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A two-story, four-unit, Spanish-style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft., Two full baths up, two half
baths down. Up currently office and custodial suite;
down is retail. Parks nine. $340,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.

DISHWASHERS/PREP COOK wanted. Will train.
Good work atmosphere. Staff meal. Apply in person
to Chez Andre, 5406 Marina Drive in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach.

BURNS SECURITY, SIX security officers needed for
Bradenton and Longboat Key. 331-2500 for job infor-
mation. DFWP/EOE/M/F/H/V.

BARTENDERS AND SERVERS needed. Buccaneer
Inn, 383-5565.

WANTED: MOTIVATED SALES associate for real
estate office in high-traffic location. Commissions
negotiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.

COOKS! Summer in the Adirondacks. Beautiful Lake
George, N.Y. May 15 through Sept. 15. Housing
available. 518-644-9766, leave message. Italian
Restaurant.

CLERK, PART TIME, nights and weekends. Apply
Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

HELP WANTED, part time, days or nights for new
coffee house and ice cream shop in Anna Maria. Call
Lois Finley at Mama Lo By the Sea, 778-3399.

ROTTEN RALPH'S is now hiring servers and kitchen
help. Call 778-3953 or come in.

HOUSEKEEPER for beach motel on Anna Maria Is-
land. Good wages and tips. Paid vacation, health
insurance available. Apply Monday-Friday, 9am-
1pm. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.

THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT is a great place
to work. Now hiring breakfast cooks, dishwashers,
bussers. Call in person, 111 Bay Blvd. S., Anna Maria.

HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, ener-
getic, non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train.
778-6335.


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


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
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.

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


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

ISLAND HOME CHECKING and lawn maintenance
while you are away. Security bonded. Locally owned
and operated. Call 779-0610 for details.

TRUCK AVAILABLE for pickup or delivery, towing
boats, horses, jet skis, errands, small packages, an-
tiques, yard sale items and miscellaneous. Call 779-
0282. Reasonable rates. Island resident.

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands. "L&J Su-
preme Klean." Free estimates, all work guaranteed.
Call Laureen or John, 753-6843 or 762-4515 pager.

HUSBAND FOR A DAY. Odd jobs, even jobs, no job
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.

CLEANING SERVICE: Thorough, dependable, detail ori-
ented cleaning, references, free estimates, weekly, bi-
weekly. Call Laurie at 795-1225 or Linda at 794-5255.

TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice. Pager, 252-3300.

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and the best results from classified ads and service
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SPRING CLEAN SPECIAL, call for details. Local
references, one time, weekly, bi-weekly, insured.
Senior discounts, best rates on the Island. Pager
331-4543, leave message for Claudette.

HMB ENTERPRISES, special off season rates. Win-
dow replacement, floor tile, homewatch, interior
painting, total home maintenance. Licensed and in-
sured. Member Island Chamber of Commerce. 778-
2462.



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

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

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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.



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 LANDSCAPING SERVICE, com-
plete installations and maintenance, specializing in
aquatic landscapes. Full delivery service for rock,
shell, mulch, etc. 727-5066.

"KURB KING," experts in cosmetic landscaping, spe-
cializing in continues concrete landscape and borders.
Free estimates, licensed and insured. 941-720-1834.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
JUMP IN THE BAY...
of fish from your private
dock. Your new home's
open architecture provides B 1: '
endless views of passing i rpIW l.'!1' i ll.tll'
boats on Anna Maria
Sound. So, if you dream of u
beautiful over-water sun- L
rises, drop anchor here
where there is a spacious greatroom, triple-sided fireplace, 2BR/
2BA and a den. The ground-level bonus room has air-condi-
tioned spaciousness for parties, workshop or storage. This home
is totally charming and in true move-in condition. Covered park-
ing for four cars. $357,500.
M IGULF7STREAM
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MAGNIFICENT in design and scale. This 3BR home reflects the
classic taste and subtle sophistication of the m9st discriminat-
ing buyer. Protected anchorage with 12,0000 Ib. davits and 264
ft. seawall. $859,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981. 44287
WATERFRONT
CONDO ON THEY BAY Gorgeous full view of bay and Longboat
Key from the twelfth-floor of this popular complex. This 2BR/2BA
unit is rarely available. 24-hour guard, pool and tennis. $325,000.
Van Bourgois 744-9495. 1600 Palma Sola Blvd.
ONE-OF-A-KIND PALMA SOLA BAY LOCATION Located at
boat-basin bridge with deep water. 4,561 +/- sq. ft., pool resi-
dence. 4BR/5B, open kitchen and family room with fireplace,
Mexican tile floors, detached tow-car garage. $775,000. Don
Lewis 746-3200 or 920-3919. R41140


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PRIME CANALFRONT 3BR pool home. Light, bright, open
floor plan. Walk to beach. $535,000. Cynthia Darnell 349-
0358.18455

MAINLAND
QUALITY AND PERFECTION ABOUND 5BR/3B, 3,300 +/- sq.ft.
home that has it all. Sixteen-foot vaulted ceilings, new pool/spa,
granite counters and carpet. Freshly painted inside and out.
$349,00. Julie DeSear 794-3041. 44719
VILLA IN WILD OAK BAY A congenial lifestyle in prestigious
area. 3BR/2B with courtyard for entertaining, storm shutters, se-
curity system, new A/C. $164,900. Carol Greenwald 758-6514.
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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.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $85,000.
BAY PALMS 3BR/2BA, stone fireplace, 1,960 sq. ft. living area. $184,500.
PINEBROOK DORAL 2BR/2BA model, furnished, golf course. $123,000.
WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA, pool/spa, two fireplaces and more. $379,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to Gulf beach $150,000.
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Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
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Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
r'ice We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
77831345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
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Gillian Busard, Financial Advisor
(941) 365-8500
Legg Mason, Wood Walker, Inc.
Member NYSE Member SIPC

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
BIlIl Replacement Doors and Windows
B --J Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

Keep it Cool with TIM'S Refrigeration/Air Conditioning REPAIR
Washers Dryers Water Heaters Well Pumps
Tim D. White
More than 30 YEARS Experience
941 792-1182 Cell 920-2474


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from the Anna Maria City Pier is now at the
Sarasota Farmers Market (Main St.) Saturday
7 til Noon. Fossil, Shark Teeth, and Unique Jewelry
piergear@tampabay.rr.com 778-4991


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... If I can't cure your carpet cleaning headaches. Hi, I'm
Jon Kent with Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning. since 1992
we've cured the carpet cleaning headaches of over 1,600
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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. 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-four 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 and design service.
Free estimates and fair prices. Time and materials or
contract. Let me save you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call
795-1947.

PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact ESP Island Shutters Inc. for hurricane
roll shutters or glass sentinel security film. Service
and repairs and free estimates. Licensed and in-
sured. Phone 778-1610 or 778-5193.

SCREEN REPAIRS, drywall repairs, painting, car-
pentry, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof repairs, all
home repairs. Low prices. 504-2027.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.

DECKS: pressure washing, staining, refinishing. All
work guaranteed in writing. I will make it look like new
and last! 35 years experience, 30-year resident. Your
satisfaction is guaranteed. Decks and Docks Inc.
761-1681.



WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets,
non smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week.
941-794-5980.

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

ADORABLE COTTAGE, wood floors, renovated,
central air conditioning, washer/dryer. 2BR/1 BA close
to beach. $2,000 month Nov.-April..$1,000 month
May-Oct. Weekly available. 106 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach. 813-258-2411.

SUMMER COTTAGE, weekly, available. Close to
Rod and Reel Pier, North end of Island. 2BR/2BA.
778-7253.

SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available now. Hurry, it won't last!
792-2779. Annual only.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA duplex, $800 month.
Neat and clean, nice area. 722-2742.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA, very nice
neighborhood, stroll to beach! Cathedral ceilings,
new kitchen and appliances, beautiful! Non-smokers
preferred, small pet considered. $725 month, first,
last, security. 778-9798 or 305-296-1127 collect.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR with screened lanai. Steps to
beach. $560 per month includes laundry. Utilities
extra. 778-3379, 11am-3pm.

CHARMING ISLAND HOME on deep-water canal.
2BR/2BA completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extras. $550 week, $1,600 month. Call
813-286-9814.

VACATION RENTAL available May 1. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate parking. One block from beach, located in
Holmes Beach. 778-7098.

SUMMER RENTAL, available May 1 to Oct. 20,
2000. 2BR/1BA, two blocks to Gulf. 778-0733.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, new carpet, tile. 400-feet to the
beach, close to Publix. No pets. $675 plus last and
security. 778-8352.

2BR/2BA FULLY FURNISHED home. Washer/dryer,
microwave, one block from beach. $800 week, $1,400
two weeks, plus tax. Includes utilities and cable, no pets,
non-smokers. 1-800-484-8775, code 1914.

UNBELIEVABLE HIDEAWAY, panoramic waterview,
ground floor, fully furnished. One and two bedrooms,
small complex, available now. Possible annual and
or seasonal, monthly, weekly. Also next winter sea-
son. No pets, no smoking. 778-7107.

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HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment close to
beach and shopping. Annual rental. $700 month,
first, last and security deposit. Available May 1. 795-
7805.

FURNISHED, REMODELED 1BR/1BA, central air,
washer/dryer. Steps to beach, stroll to Holmes Beach
town center. $600 month. Island Real Estate, 778-
6066.

FULLY-FURNISHED APARTMENTS, South
Bradenton Beach. Gulfview. Two day, week, month,
utilities included. 2BR $160, $500, $1,300. 1BR
$120, $400, $1,000. 1303 Gulf Dr. S., 504-6009.

LONGBOAT CANAL CONDO, 2BR/1.5BA, furnished
or not. Private dock, street, beach access, no pets.
Annual. $950. 941-383-9291 or 545-4412.

BEACHFRONT RENTAL: Holmes Beach near
Shell's restaurant. 2BR/1BA. Summer $850 month,
$250 week. Weekend rates available. Call 813-264-
0639 or 334-988-8760.

ACCOMMODATIONS TO SHARE. Fully furnished
2BR/2BA beach house. Move in June 1. Non smok-
ing female. Call or leave message, 778-1573.

BEAUTIFUL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse
rental. Roomy, well furnished with Mexican tile,
washer/dryer, pool, garage. Walk to beach, shopping
and restaurant. Available July 15. Call 778-0167.

QUIET, SECLUDED, Longboat rental. June to Oct.
$675 month. Washer/dryer, walking distance to Gulf
or bay. Boat ramp nearby. 387-3761.

ANNUAL WATERFRONT RENTAL, 1 BR/1 BA. $700
month, water, cable included. $300 deposit. Call 779-
2148 between 6-9pm. Available May 15.

CHARMING OLD FLORIDA 1BR/1BA with picket
fence. Furnished, annual apartment. One block to
Willow Street Beach. $700, first, last, security. 778-
3523.
ANNUAL RENTALS, 411 PINE. Furnished 1 BR/1 BA,
$600. 2BR/1BA, $700. 778-2036.

WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS, 2BR/2BA,
available from June 1, 2000, until Nov. 15, 2000. End
unit, newly decorated. Call 778-0042 or 616-676-
1941.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA
duplex. Family room, new appliances including dish-
washer, washer/dryer hook up. Freshly painted,
nicely landscaped and oversized parking pad. One
block to Gulf. $850 plus utilities. Security, references
required. Aposporos & Son, 387-3474.

LOVELY, FURNISHED BEACH house in Holmes
Beach. 2BR, lanai, tropical paradise. Short or long term,
monthly lease. Non smoking. Reasonable. 921-0074.

REMODELED HOLMES BEACH canal home. 2BR/
2BA, garage, dock, three blocks to beach. Annual,
$1,250 month plus deposit. 312-2432.


MONTHLY RENTALS, furnished, utilities included,
low security, close to beach, pool, garden. Rates
$500, $650, $890. Call 778-6569.

BUILDER NEEDS RENTAL apartment for approxi-
mately six months. Will trade repair work for full or
part. Let's talk. Mike, 941-650-1668.

HOME EXCHANGE: British middle-aged couple
would like to arrange a home exchange. Mid-Nov. to
mid-Dec. 2000. Our home is a delightful 3BR/2BA
residence situated in Kent countryside. London one
hour, Paris direct rail 2.5 hours. Also available is our
home in North Yorkshire. Call UK 01580 852 231, E-
mail: grahamdowse@wadd2000.fsnet.co.uk, fax UK
01622 687216.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartments. Lovely fur-
nished inferior, porch, sundeck. Vacation rental,
weekly, monthly, season. Great location, no pets.
Owner, 778-3143.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA, elevated house with
two-car garage, canalfront. Anna Maria City. $1,400
month plus security includes water and trash. 813-
949-0869 or 941-778-4010.

HOLMES BEACH, fully equipped 1BR/2BA apart-
ments. Steps from beach, cable, telephone, micro,
radio, CD. Summer special, $695 plus tax for two
weeks. 941-778-1098. Pets welcome.

2BR/1BA ANNA MARIA home. Annual lease, first,
last and security required. $725 month, available
June 1. 110 Cedar. 941-454-6705.

JUNE TO DEC., four-month minimum. Choice loca-
tion, splendid view. 2BR/2BA, all comforts. Third
bedroom optional. Swimming, fishing, steps away.
Reasonable rent includes water, monthly house-
cleaning, yard care. Non smokers. 779-2104.

BRADENTON BEACH. One and two bedroom apart-
ments with panoramic ocean view, balconies, newly
renovated. Daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal. 941-
778-4555.

SAN REMO apartment, annual or short term, fur-
nished 2BR/1BA. Central air, washer/dryer facilities
on premises. $700 month plus utilities. No pets. Call
Smith Realtors, 941-778-0770.

ANNA MARIA annual or short term 2BR/1BA fur-
nished house near the bay and beaches. Renovated
with ceramic tile throughout. Washer/dryer. $1,050
plus utilities. No pets. Call Smith Realtors, 941-778-
0770.

HOLMES BEACH furnished duplex, short-term or
six-month rental. 1BR is $650 month including utili-
ties. 2B/1 BA, $850 month including utilities. Three
blocks to beach. Both apartments have a large
lanai, new carpet, no pets. Call Smith Realtors,
941-778-0770.

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THE ISLANDER E MAY 3, 2000 0 PAGE 25

1YONNE HIGGINS 4
WAGNER REALTY
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"Professional Excellence"
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GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
800-977-0803.

FIFTY FEET of Gulf beach with cottage on North
Shore, Anna Maria. Principals only call 941-779-
9233. Leave message, owners will respond.

FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under con-
struction on Bradenton Beach. 1440 sq. ft., 3BR/
2BA, two-car garage, two blocks from beach on
quiet dead-end street. $210,000. Days 920-9631,
evenings and weekends 778-6131.

BAYFRONT'ESTATE priced $100,000 below ap-
praised price. 3BR/2BA main house, 2BR/2BA
ground-level house, 1 BR/1 BA duplex. Best steal on
the island. $660,000 or best offer. 109 13th St.
South, Bradenton Beach. 322-2101.

DUPLEX FOR SALE, 2BR/1.5BA each side. Stor-
age and parking underneath. Asking $199,000.
Steps to Gulf and bay. 778-7098.

KEY WEST ELEVATED 2BR/2BA, two blocks from
beach, covered deck, extra storage. $170,000.
2918 Ave. C. 778-0812.

LONGBOAT CANAL CONDO, 2BR/2BA, private
dock, street, beach access. Renovated, no pets.
$130,000. 941-383-9291 or 545-4412.

LARGE SINGLE FAMILY home with attached
apartment and deeded dock in quiet Holmes Beach
residential neighborhood. Asking $245,000. Call
778-7098.


PERICO BAY CLUB, 2BR/2BA villa. Double ga-
rage, tile floors, enclosed lanai, deck, lake, hurri-
cane shutters, private courtyard. By appointment.
792-0551.

FSBO: Casco Dorado condo. Furnished 1BR/1BA,
one story, beautiful small complex with pool and
clubhouse. Low maintenance fee, boat dock may
be available. 9810 Dorado Ave. $55,000. Call 941-
794-1169.

EXCLUSIVE ANNA MARIA Gulffront duplex. 4BR/
2BA, decks on three sides, double carport, charm-
ing furniture/interior. Owner, 778-3143.

WANTED TO PURCHASE: 3BR/2BA condo, end
unit preferred, at Westbay Point and Moorings.
Cash, private transaction. Call 828-297-6140.

HOLMES BEACH UPSCALE duplex. 2BR/2BA
each side. 1,400 and 1,050 sq. ft. per side. Full
garage and porch downstairs, plus 1,500 sq. ft.
detached workshop, greenhouse or studio.
$359,000. Towne and Shore Realty, 778-7980.


DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed.
publication. UP to 3 line minimum in-
cludes approximately 21 words $9.00.
Additional lines $3.00 each. Box: $3.00.
Ads must be paid in advance. Stop by or
mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL
34217. We're located next to Chez Andre
in the Island.Shopping Center. More infor-
mation: 778-7978.


IRAL SATEIRAL SATCotne


THIS IS IT! One-half acre of land on
prestigious Palma Sola Blvd. and a
meticulously maintained historic man-
sion with 4,000 plus sq. ft. of luxury
living. This is a rare opportunity to own
a piece of history and to live in one of
the finest homes in the area. Shown by
qualified appointment only. $799,900.
Call Dennis Rauschl 778-4800. Eves.
730-3619. MLS42963

RARE ELEVATED DUPLEX Just
across the street to Gulf beaches.
2BR/2BA with washer and dryer hook-
ups. Parking and storage under build-
ing. $199,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800,
778-1751 eves. MLS42809


CLOSE TO BEACHES Contemporary
3BR/2.5BA, open floor plan with many
new features. Master bedroom and
two baths on ground floor with two
bedrooms and half baths on second
floor with balcony overlooking
greatroom. $185,000. Dick Maher/
Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS36165

LOWEST PRICED ISLAND HOME
3BR/1 BA home one block to bay, two
blocks to beach. Handyman special
PRICED TO SELL! Call lister for de-
tails Ed Oliveira 778-4800, 778-1751
eves. $124,900.


CALL ONE OF ,'R PROFESS..NALS


Ed Oliver7 17DvJn 7: 4.9-n 7 8-3

5201 Gulf[Drive, HolmesBeachFL342
800 23 -22 2


PEDDLING FOR
WATERFRONT
PROPERTY?
then call the Real Estate Professional
S willing to go the "EXTRA MILE"
.. for you! When you demand
"i.. excellence in Real Estate Service
Richard Freeman BUYING OR SELLING
Realtor@
REACH RICHARD FOR RESULTS!!

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778-6066- 1-800-865-0800
"I've been selling the Island successfully for more than ten years."


Advertising works fast in The Islander.


EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or na-
tional origin, or intention to make any such prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination." Familial status
includes children under age of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all dwellings ad-
vertised in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina-
tion call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
S****** CLIP AND SAVE W ********

: WT111'EING REI STRICIIONS
: Rules in effect for Manatee County:

Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one
Sday a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
STuesday.
S>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Sunday.
- > Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SIrrigation with treated waste water allowed any time.
S- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as
They use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
Sallowed for ten minutes daily.
2- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
* permitted any day.

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Florida Water Management District(Swiftmud) toll-
* free: 1-800-423-1476.


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THE ISLANDER N MAY 3, 2000 m PAGE 27


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




RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

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PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
view of Palma Sola Bay. Over 5,000 sq.ft of living
area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family room,
den, pool and spa, deck, boat dock. $795,000.
GULFFRONT
2BR/2BA Tiffany Place condo beach!
Turnkey fur | I asher/
dryer, SALE PN g, on-site
manage es each area, excellent com-
plex. $399,900.
SMUGGLER'S LANDING
Unique waterfront condo with a Florida lifestyle.
Choice of carper, tile, cabinets. Forty-foot deep-
water dock, heated pools, tennis, covered parking,
elevators. Waterfront condos: 2BR/2BA plus den,
$249,000; 3BR/2BA $279,000; elegant
townhouse 3BR/3BA, elevator, $325,000.


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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
Were you satisfied with your seasonal rental income?
We will be glad to give you a rental income projection
on your property, just call us at 1-800-732-6434.

ANNUAL RENTALS
I BR/1BA Duplex $500 month
Pcrico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo, pool. tennis $825
Northbeach Village 3BR/2BA townhouse, pool. $1,500
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week / $1500 month
Open 7 Days a Week
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


WATERFRONT HOMES:

609 Key Royale Dr........ $829,000
511 Loquat ................. $659,000
Frank Davis
Broker 618 No.Point Harbor..... $525,000


Realtor


Bob Fittro
Realtor


Richard Freeman
Realtor


Alan Galletto
Broker/Realtor





Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson


Nick Patsios
Broker/Salesperson


Rebecca Samler
Realtor


Chris Shaw
Realtor







Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


512 75th Street ................. $449,000

407 20th Place .................... $439,000

527 72nd Street............ $479,000

525 Key Royale Dr........ $339,000


WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:

5608 Gulf Dr. Just reduced to $399,000

5808 Gulf Drive ............ $249,000


ISLAND HOMES:

509 South Bay Blvd...... $499,000

4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000

514 69th Street............. $298,000

2406 Avenue A............... $279,500

420 Spring ................... $219,900

2340 Avenue .............. $149,900


VACANT LOTS:

2409 Avenue A............. $199,000

501 South Bay Blvd ......... $159,000

4006 6th Avenue Lot #1 ... $149,000

4006 6th Avenue Lot #2 ... $149,000

4006 6th Avenue Lot #3 ... $149,000

4006 6th Avenue Lot #4 ... $149,000

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:


202 35th Street.............


$895,000


101 25th Street............. $585,000

4109 Gulf Drive ............ $489,000

7301 Gulf Drive ............ $249,000

MAINLAND:

2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000

11360 Perico Isles Circle.. $225,000

1267 Spoonbill Landings ......... $151,900

4708 26th Ave. W ........ $189,900

719 Estuary Drive.......... $124,900

5307 42nd Ave W........... $92,500

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

812 North Bay Blvd ......... $879,900

310 Pine Ave................. $294,500

855 Cortez Rd ...................... $89,900


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ACROSS
1 Redemptions
8 Mitterand's
successor
14 1950's-60's Big
Apple mayor
20 Classic ball
game
21 Treasure State
city
22 Make it
23 Wobbly band
members?
25 1960's"Death
Valley Days"
host
26 Punta del-,
Uruguayan
resort
27 911 respondent
28 Done for
29 Apollo loved her
30 Easy--
32 American
Revolutionary
leader Deane
34 Visitors from
afar
35 Follow
39 Subject of war
propaganda
42 Hill, to an Arab
43 It covers ground
rapidly
44 Wily style of
diplomacy?
47 A little behind
50 Shell thrower
51 Harmony


52 Amazon dangers 99 Paths of some
54 Curse streams
56 Land with a 100 Pool necessity
queen in Kings 101 Attention-
58 Extracts getters
59 Caesar's 103 Sea salvage ai(
farewell 105 Word with car
60 Plumbing game
problem .107 MataHariwas
abroad? one
62 Memberofa 110 Hound
force: Abbr. 111 Together,
63 One in swaddles musically
66 Pentagon 115 Call for
concern, for
short 116 Assault with
68 Rodgers and crpes suzette
Hart's "What 119 Wynn of"Dr.
Man?" Strangelove"
69 Mare's-nest 120 It's west of
70 Questionnaire ShermanOaks
datum 121 Extraction
71 Halloween 122 Attempts
mask? 123 Conveyed, in a
76 Like Nework's way
Radio City 124 Made a record
Music Hall,
informally DOWN
79 Sighter of the 1 Rights org.
Pacific Ocean, 2 Long times in
1513 Lima
81 Capri, e.g. 3 Spinoff group
82 Reruns, to 4 Make artificial]
summer TV better, with "uF
86 Place of legend 5 Distant
88 Position in 6 Pins down
20-Across 7 Quite a puzzle
91 Tarzan's pet 8 Midwest city,
92 Mountain familiarly
fortresses: Var. 9 "Shucks"
93 Like an
Englishman in 10 Pelvic parts
the desert? 11 Realizes
95 Bond rating 12 Fixed payment
96 George W. Bush, 13 Fairy tale locale
as a collegian 14 Some are critic
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communication
17 Ivoryorpink?
18 "Dynasty" star
19 Actor
Auberjonois
24 Turns, soto
speak
30 Modern name
for the capital of
ancient Galatia
31 Odd, spelled
oddly
33 "- Desire"
(1953 Barbara
Stanwyck film)
35 They're pressed
for cash
36 Exult
37 Bore
38 Musical interval
40 Measure of
brightness
41 Millionaire's toy
43 Ethiopian
War, 1935-36
45 Like some
surgery
46 "America, the
Beautiful"
pronoun
48 Constellation
with Canopus
49 Some stockings
52 Settles
53 Alternatives to
747's
55 Subject of a
composition
57 Relative of
Camembert
60 Directions
61 Chaps
63 ghanouj
(eggplant dish)
64 Marble


65 What
pregnancies
produce?
67 Pupil's place
69 They're blue
71 Seattle athlete,
for short
72 Actress
Blanchett
73 Young zebra
74 Los -,Calif.


75 Cove
("Murder, She
Wrote" locale)
77 Delineate
78 French journal
80 XXVOlympics
site
83 Minus
84 Little ending
85 "-- who?"
87 "Gotcha"
89 Hoo-has


90 Power of old
films
93 Wright brothers'
craft, e.g.
94 Like a
well-grounded
argument
97 Didn't hesitate
100 Yuletide
handouts
101 W.W. IIguns
102 Subsequently


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104 "Not !"
105 Main road
106 Initial
108 Kind of rock
109 Sound
111 Suit to-
112 Not cheap
113 Press
114 Blue-
117 Decked
118 USA alternative


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Greal return Call lor parloculafs $295 000
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Bradenton Beach 22,'2 water~iew
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commundy pool.
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SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
Call Missy Laps 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123


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