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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
By Paul Roat
A 153-seat restaurant is on the drawing boards in
Called The Gazebo, the elevated eatery is proposed
for 800 Gulf Drive N., site of the former Trader Jack's
Owners are Wendy and George Kokolis, who have
owned the property since 1987. They are planning to
move to the Island from their current home in
Emily Anne Smith, of the design firm Eatman &
Smith, said the elevated restaurant will be located on
the west side of Gulf Drive, with parking underneath.
Plans call for the land across the street on the east side
of Gulf Drive to become parking to accommodate 70
Above the parking at the restaurant, the first floor
will total almost 3,000 square feet, including porches
overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Another level, this
one almost 1,000 square feet, will encompass the bar.
"It will be the most magnificent view on the Island
from the bar." Smith said.
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Welcome to the party
Holes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney welcomed residents and visitors to the 50th anniversary party for
the City of Holmes Beach held May 20 at city hall. The event included entertainment, food, a contest, histori-
cal photos, Anna Maria Fire District and city police department vehicles and displays and a butterfly garden
booth. Maloney was in charge of planning the event. For more pictures of the big bash, see page 12.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Who will get the Anna Maria City Pier franchise?
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Annal Maia city cd'fieiail never had any intention
of i ii, Dutch when .1,. initiaited hids for the opera
tion of the vla; nt, city pier recstaul ratli ,
Not wilnting to shell out the expense of fi in. the
lil.ij i'i.,i..I pier, they made their intentions clear in a
bid proposal. The successful bidder would pay the ini-
tial expense of repairing the city pier and buildings and
also continue to pay to maiainin the same throughout
the term of tle lease. They also asked for $30,000 ad-
Despite their request, two of the three bids received
at. ilv hall at deadline May 19 all from Island busi-
nessmen were counter-offers.
Ralph Russell, owner of Rotten Ralph's \W.ie I 1hou
Restaurant in Anna Maria, offered to pay the city
$5.000 a month or six percent of gross sales, whichever
is greater, but stated he would not fix the pier, nor
would he be responsible for future maintenance and
repairs to the pier.
Russell stated in his bid that he would name the
restaurant the "City Pier Restaurant." He also did not
offer a deposit. He was the furthest away from where
the city wants to go.
Falling somewhere in the middle was a proposal
from Bradenton Beach Gulf Drive Cafe owner Thomas
Chipain. He offered $5,000 a month for the restaurant
and bait shop with a c,.i-,- in.' adjustment that
would include a cap. He stated he would be willing to
repair the pier, but expects to be reimbursed in the '-o in,
of a credit ;ag:nst his rent,
Chipain also stated that he would not maintain the
pier. He stated. "Since the pier is a public pier being
used by sightseers, fishing people, etceteras, and res-
taurant patrons, the city should be responsible for main-
taining it." He did l'teli the requested $3. t.t1 i.l deposit
upon signing a negotiated lease.
Only one of the bids met all of the city's demands,
that of Mario Schoenfelder who presently owns the
Rod and Reel Pier and Motel in Anna Maria.
:;I I liiiill i fi rst approached the city with an of-
fcl to repair the city pier at his expense on March 3.
In his proposal, S, IIniilhlhiI stated he would do
the necessary repairs to the pier and buildingg, at his
expense and detailed the manner of repair. In addition
to a cost-of-living .idjustiinii he offered to p.iy the city
$5,000 with a 10 percent incremental increase offered
.1Ifer three years and every two years thereafter. The
lease term would be 10 years with two five-year renew-
als. He would be paying $7,000 per month the last year
of the 10-year lease.
He said he's willing to accept the "sole obligation
and risk for maintenance and upkeep of the city pier."
He provided a letter from his bank in Berlin, Ger-
many, that states he has in excess of $1 million on ac-
count, thus meeting the city's requirement for proof of
At a pier workshop, some residents argued that the
city's proposal was too restrictive and that their elected
officials were overboard in their expectations, which
would result in leaving out other qualified candidates.
Some residents felt the city should fix the pier first
and then go out to bid, reasoning the city is put in an
awkward position down the road.
Resident Ellen Trudelle, a member of the city's
planning and zoning board, said the city's proposal was
T1.iikr made" for Schoenfelder.
\u..1l a carbon copy of Schoenfelder's lT ini. went
into the language of the city's proposal, which was adver-
tised for two consecutive weekends in a daily newspaper.
Residents also expressed their discontent at allow-
ing the future pier franchise owner to step on the feet
of fishers. Many are calling for no outside dining.
Schl1cinkfeld t addresses this issue in his proposal, stat-
ing that food and be\c'l\ ge prices will be reduced if
he's able to have five to eight tables placed outside, but
he stated he would accomplish this "in a manner so as
not to interfere with fishermen, strollers and tourists."
Early on, Commissioner Doug Wolfe seemed ea-
ger to accept Schoenfelder's proposal, saying he
doesn't expect a better offer.
Commissioner Jay Hill, who is an attorney, has
-.I a. d clear of discussion regarding Schoenfelder's
interest because he is presently acting as his counsel.
Hill will not vote on the matter and has filed the nec-
essary paperwork stating his conflict of interest.
Following the bid opening, Vice Mayor Bob Barlow
said the choice seems clear, noting that Schoenfelder was
PLEASE SEE CITY PIER, NEXT PAGE
Choir here Sunday
at Island Baptist
The Rejoice choral group from Toccoa Falls
(Georgia) College will sing at the 10:50 a.m. ser-
vice Sunday, May 2~, at Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Music to the ears
The B.L 'h~lie High School Orchestra and
Chorus will be performing at the Beach House
Restaurant. 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach,
at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27.
Works to be performed include a range from
Bette Midler favorites to Handel selections.
An awards ceremony honoring the performing
students for their dedication will follow the concert.
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Fire district tax rate OK'd
By Pat Copeland
Anna Maria and West Side Fire Commissioners
last week separately approved tax rates for their 2000-
The districts are in the process of consolidating and
the bill to create the new district the West Manatee
Fire District has passed both the Florida House and
Senate. However, the bill has to be signed by Gov. Jeb
Bush in order to become effective.
Until the merger is complete and commissioners
can establish a five-year plan for tax increases, they are
bound by the requirements of the Uniform Fire District
Act. Provisions of this act limit any increase to the
average annual growth rate in personal income over the
previous five years, currently 6.22 percent.
Anna Maria increases are as follows with the 1999-
00 rates in parentheses:
Residential, condominium and mobile homes -
$72.50 ($68.25) base rate plus $.056 ($.053) per 1,000
Duplex $144.99 ($136.50) base rate plus .056
(.053) per 1,000 square feet.
Travel trailers and mixed residential $58.42
Commercial --$167.30 ($57.50) base rate plus
$.056 (.053) per 1,000 square feet.
Vacant lot $4.25 ($4).
West Side increases are as follows with the 1999-
00 rates in parentheses:
Residential $83.65 ($78.75) base rate plus
$.053 ($.05) per square foot up to 1,500 square feet.
Condominium and duplex- $111.53 ($105).
Mobile homes, travel trailers and mixed residen-
tial $83.65 ($78.75).
Commercial $217.49 ($204.75) base rate plus
$.095 ($.089) per square foot up to 1,500 square feet.
Vacant lot $4.25 ($4).
The view of the proposed Gazebo Restaurant from the
New restuarant proposed at
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Smith said The Gazebo will be open for breakfast,
lunch and dinner and feature a broad range of dining
Brent Whitehead will be the contractor.
The restaurant is classed as a "major development"
by Bradenton Beach. The plans for the restaurant will
be viewed by the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zon-
ing Commission at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24.
However, due to an error in the advertising for the
project, no action may be taken on the proposal at that
meeting, and a date has not yet been set for final action.
That board's recommendation will then be for-
warded to the Bradenton Beach City Commission for
final action on the matter, probably by July.
The history of restaurants on the site dates back
Gulf of Mexico.
former Trader Jack's property
almost 60 years.
In the 1940s the original Mira Mar restaurant was
built. It was bought by June and Bob Sheldon in 1962,
who offered shows and entertainment. A new feature
was added as well: an outside bar called the Monkey
In 1968 Jack Pearsall bought the restaurant and
renamed it Trader Jack's. He enclosed the outside bar
and renamed it the Wheelhouse Lounge. Pearsall sold
Trader Jack's to Phil Fayette in 1977, who retained the
name. Hurricane Elena caused extensive damage in
1985, and a year later Fayette was convicted of tax
evasion in Vermont, and the state of Vermont took the
restaurant as payment for back taxes.
In 1987 the restaurant was destroyed by fire and the
Kokolises purchased the land from the state of Ver-
City pier bids received
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the only bidder to accept the city's terms.
It's not clear what the successful bidder will have
to outlay to complete renovation of the pier's structure
Commissioner Tom Skoloda estimates the cost to be
between $30,000 and $60,000. Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh
said he thinks it will run upwards of $200,000.
Deffenbaugh will be absent from the Thursday,
May 25, commission meeting because he's on vaca-
tion. He said discussion will take place in his absence.
It's been nine months since an oyster was served
at the pier.
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By David Futch
Eight residents of Bradenton and Anna Maria Is-
land filed an appeal with the state to challenge the city
of Bradenton's comprehensive land-use plan.
The residents are hoping to stop, or at least delay,
a proposed 898-unit development on north Perico Is-
If the appeal does neither, these residents would at
least like to get the project scaled back from 120-foot-tall
buildings to lower, less obstrusive condominiums, said the
group's attorney Jane Gordon of West Palm Beach.
The group's appeal is filed with the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs.
"The petitioners say the development is not in
compliance with the county's land-use plan," Gordon
said. "The DCA feels the amendment to the city's com-
prehensive plan is in compliance. We don't think it is."
Gordon says the challenge may not delay the
project at all. She says the petitioners don't want to see
the project stopped completely, but that it comes into,
City hall has new number
Anyone trying to reach Anna Maria City
Hall on the phone last Friday may have had a
That's because the cty was switching over to
a new phone system. As a result, it now has new
telephone numbers that you may want to record.
The new telephone number for the city clerk's
office is 708-6130. The phone number for the
-public works department is 708-6135 and the
city's new fax number is 708-6134.
If you call the old city hall phone number,
you will reach a recording that provides the
new number at least for now.
"They're concerned about hurricane evacuation,
stormwater runoff, height of the buildings, overburden-
ing of the existing roadway system," Gordon said.
The Arvida Co.'s project is a sign that Anna Maria
and Manatee County have been discovered, Gordon said.
It's doubtful the hearing will take place in the next
month, she said. And it could be several months down
the road, she said.
"There's a lot of discovery yet to do. Arvida will
be an intervenor. I anticipate a few months," Gordon
said. "DCA and the city are given an incredible amount
of deference and the petitioners have a high hurdle to
overcome to show the amendment isn't in compliance.
It's going to be a tough fight. We think it's blatantly out
of compliance, especially in terms of evacuation."
Gordon, who has lived on both the east and west
coast of Florida, said she has seen first hand what
Arvida does to change the face of Florida.
* Just west of Pompano Beach is a development
called Weston. Arvida created it as a city unto itself and
touts the development as a model of city planning.
Gordon said that it may be a model city in Arvida's
eyes, but that Weston came at a great-price.
"Weston brought tears to my eyes. It's right in the
Everglades and destroyed much of what was on the
fringe," Gordon said. "I'm not surprised Arvida thinks
there's not going to be an impact when they build on
"If everyone sat back and let developments like
Perico happen, Florida, which is already in a sad state
of affairs, would be built to the hilt."
Bradenton City Council members are expected to
push through amendments to their comprehensive plan
at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, at 6
p.m. in council chambers.
The amendments would pave the way for the de-
The council gave last-minute approval 3-2 to the
898-unit development following a nine-hour meeting
Residents file appeal
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Anna Maria City
May 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
First public hearing on special events permit, discus-
sion on intervening on behalf of petitioners with refer-
ence to the City of Bradenton, first reading of animal
control ordinance, approval of bills and April 27 and
May 11 minutes, discussion on city pier bids and sal-
ary adjustments pertaining to building official and pub-
lic works director positions.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
May 24,6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting on
the Gazebo restaurant proposal, 800 Gulf Drive N.
May 25, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
May 30, noon, deadline for proposals to operate the
restaurant and bait shop at the Bradenton Beach City
Pier, followed at 1:30 p.m. by special commission
meeting to open proposals.
June 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
May 25, 2 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
June 1, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and
Longboat Key city halls will be closed Monday, May
29, for Memorial Day.
Monday garbage collection in Bradenton Beach
will be as usual.
Regularly scheduled Monday garbage or recy-
clable collection in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and
Longboat Key will be on Saturday, May 27.
The Islander will be closed Monday, May 29, for
Memorial Day. The classified ad deadline is 3 p.m.
Friday, May 26, for the Wednesday, May,31 issue of
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PAGE 4 0 MAY 24, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER
Commission approves South Beach Village development
By Pat Copeland
Developer Reed Mapes got the go-ahead from
Holmes Beach city commissioners to begin work on
his South Beach Village development.
Mapes plans to construct nine townhouses, a
pool and volleyball courts on four lots in the Casanas
Subdivision. Mapes' development is east of the
Castnetter apartments, which is on Gulf Drive across
from the Manatee County Public Beach. The site
plan includes paving Fourth Avenue.
In February commissioners heard requests from
Mapes and lan 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.
Assistant Public Works Superintendent Bill
Saunders said although the county's report is not yet
completed, the site plan meets city requirements.
"We need to go on and let these people develop
their properties and make a decision on our own,"
Saunders said Mapes wants to develop Fourth
Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets in order to ac-
cess his property. Mayor Carol Whitmore said she
doesn't want Fourth Avenue to access Gulf Drive,
because it would create a safety hazard.
"I'm concerned about the new traffic light (at the
intersection of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive) and
that we'll create another major road for people to use
to avoid the traffic light," Chairman Roger Lutz said.
"Mr. Mapes has agreed to terminate Fourth Av-
enue at any point the city decides," Saunders said.
"No traffic from the development will access Gulf
Drive from 41st Street."
"After talking with Bill and knowing that you
have a water problem there, we decided the best
thing to do is to put a swale in to help with
stormwater drainage," Mapes said. "With a swale,
you don't need a barricade that's not in keeping with
Saunders said access to Mapes' development will
be from Sixth Avenue to 42nd Street to Fourth Avenue.
Lawsuit filed against Bradenton Beach in Gulfside land issue
By Paul Roat
As promised or threatened Bradenton Beach
has been taken to task in circuit court over a city com-
mission denial of a comprehensive plan amendment to
allow construction of two Gulffront duplexes in the
1400 block of Gulf Drive.
Island Inc. owns property at 1402-1404 Gulf Drive,
and Beach Development Inc. owns the land at 1410-
1412 Gulf Drive. An attorney representing owners of
both tracts requested city approval to build a total of
four duplex apartments there.
Attorney Steve Thompson, representing both cor-
porations, said the projects had received approval by
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
and the city through former Building Official Bill
Sanders. However, when Sanders left city employment,
new Building Official Roger Titus discovered the prop-
erties were in a preservation zdne.
Titus refused to issue building permits. Thompson
applied for a comprehensive plan amendment for the
property to be changed to multi-family designation.
The city's planning commission, based in part on
testimony by city planner Bill Brisson that the preser-
vation designation was in error and the property should
be zoned multi-family, approved the changes and
passed that recommendation to the city commission.
The city commission denied the projects.
Thompson, in his petitions to the court, said in part
that the denial must be reversed because the decision
was "not supported by substantial, competent evidence.
"The evidence presented by petitioners [Thomp-
son] established that the properties in question were
improperly designated for preservation land use in the
1989 Comprehensive Plan, because the preservation
category was inconsistent with the established land use
pattern of the surrounding area," Thompson argued.
"Based upon the nature of the soils and the environ-
mental conditions of the properties at issue, there were
no justifications for preventing development. Petition-
ers' evidence showed that the applications and pro-
posed projects were consistent with the general devel-
opment scheme of the Comprehensive Plan and com-
plied with all procedural requirements of the Land
"After petitioners' evidence was presented, the
commission received information constituting public
opinion, which is not creditable evidence. Public opin-
ion is legally insufficient to support Bradenton Beach's
decision, because public opinion does not constitute
substantial, competent evidence as a matter of law.
Florida law clearly holds that 'opinions of residents are
not factual evidence and not a sound basisfor denial of
a zoning change application.'"
Thompson is asking the court to demand reversal
of the city commission decision denying the applica-
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Select seniors take well-deserved break
Brad Washio of Manatee High School spikes past
Jeff Clapp of Southeast High during a volleyball
game May 22 at the Beach House in Bradenton
Beach. Islander Photo: David Futch
Suit filed against Bradenton Beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
tion and granting court costs and attorney fees be paid
by the city.
City Attorney Alan Prather disagreed with Thomp-
son regarding the "quasi-judicial" nature of the case.
He said the issue was "quasi-legislative" and therefore
the "substantial, competent evidence" requirement did
Thompson's case was filed May 16. Circuit Judge
Durand Adams ordered the city to respond with writ-
ten defenses within 20 days. The judge will then review
the cases and offer both sides oral arguments before
,rendering his decision.
In land use cases such as this, there will be no
"trial" and the judge will review the transcripts of the
minutes of the meetings and the legal documents filed
,by Thompson and Bradenton Beach.
By David Futch
Some Manatee County high school seniors played
hooky Monday and that was just fine with the school
These seniors were rewarded for their vigilance in
the classroom and their drive for academic excellence.
The top 4 percent of Manatee County's graduating
seniors were recognized for their outstanding achieve-
ments with a day at the beach during the 1 Ith Annual
Academic Beach Bash.
The party was held at the Beach House Restaurant
in Bradenton Beach.
Southeast High School senior Kristen Landreville
said it was a nice reward for their efforts, but offered a
"What we did to get here means more than a day
at the beach," Landreville said. "I'm going to the Uni-
versity of Florida to study microbiology and perhaps
medicine, though that's a long way off."
Brad Washio, who attended Manatee High, said he
will attend Florida State University. He is the former presi-
A day originally set aside to honor Civil War dead
will honor all American war dead on Monday, May 29.
Memorial Day this year coincides with an effort to
build a permanent memorial for veterans of Anna
A formal Memorial Day program at Veterans Me-
morial Park in Bradenton will start at 9:30 a.m. Satur-
day, May 27, with Massing of the Colors by uniformed
veterans groups of Manatee County. Retiring the Col-
ors will follow the ceremonies, in which veterans will
march to be honored in "a demonstration of patriotism
and to acknowledge our national obligation," said Jim
Kissick of Bradenton Beach.
The park is on the south bank of the Manatee
River last exit to the right before the DeSoto
Bridge from U.S. 41.
The American Legion pointed out that on Memo-
rial Day the U.S. flag should be displayed at half-staff
dent of the Florida Association of Student Councils.
"I'm into politics, so I'll be majoring in political
science," Washio said. "I already have contacts in Tal-
lahassee and I can't think of a better place to be while
studying politics than in the state capital."
Christine Moseley, 17, of Manatee High said she'll
be attending the University of Virginia in
Charlottesville. Her twin sister Diane is headed for the
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
"I plan to study architecture. I've always been into art
and when I was in seventh grade went to Duke University
on a study program and found out I loved architecture,"
Christine Moseley said. "My mom has a financial com-
pany and she said she wanted one of us to take over the
business one day but I took some finance courses and
hated it. I'm going to stick with architecture."
It's difficult to imagine a more beautiful college
campus in which to study architecture than the one de-
signed and built by Thomas Jefferson.
It's also difficult to imagine these seniors not suc-
ceeding in life. Today's basic premise seems to be,
"Keep your nose to the grindstone."
until noon, then raised to the top of the staff.
Kissick and Robert DeVane, also a Bradenton
Beach veteran, have petitioned the Island Elected Of-
ficials organization to establish a location for a veter-
ans monument to acknowledge the service of the
Island's estimated 800 veterans.
Leffis Key has been suggested, as has the clock area
where Bridge Street ends at the Bradenton Beach City
Pier. At a meeting of the IEO DeVane pointed out that
Holmes Beach is a more central location, but no prefer-
ence was stated.
Memorial Day was instituted in 1868 as Deco-
ration Day to honor those killed in the Civil War,
and since World War I has been observed as a pub-
lic holiday on the last Monday in May to honor all
American war dead. In some southern states Confed-
erate Memorial Day is observed variously in April,
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Building sandcastles takes on new meaning of late.
Friends in the real estate biz report top sales this
season's end, as well as a lack of listings of late. They say
something goes on the market and before they show it to
prospective buyers, there's a contract.
That's the law of supply and demand working at its
It's the sign of the times, as the song goes.
While development attention has been focused east
on Perico, things are happening some noticed and
some not so noticed on our beaches.
The "Cabana Club," as it's known to neighbors and
beachgoers in the area of 77th Street in Holmes Beach is
considered by some to be "under siege."
While the neighbors have problems with building
proposed by the 75th Street beachfront owners, we have
a problem with all the beachfront land, most of which in
that area is zoned recreational, being sold off.
Hugh Holmes Sr. sold theproperty and now offers to
swap another piece of his property with the city, for some of
what the city owns. Will he then have a buildable lot? That
would be the question, wouldn't it? What's in it for him?
Obviously the lack of buildable land is driving an
interest in what has been considered for all time to be
Another example would be the land hidden between
streets, condos and vacation rentals opposite the Mana-
tee County Public Beach.
We know, for instance, several other potential build-
ers were thwarted in attempts to build there due to man-
groves and tidal flow. But rules change, don't they? Two
developments are under way there now.
Further down the real and proverbial road, we discov-
ered last week a best-kept Bradenton Beach secret plans
to build a large restaurant at 800 Gulf Drive North.
That beachfront was thought to be unbtiildable ever
since the former Trader Jack's restaurant burned in 1987.
Before that, water leapt at the Gulfside windows regularly
and before the 1992-93 beach renourishment, waves
flowed with nearly every storm across the remaining con-
crete foundation and the road.
The renourishment extended from 13th Street South in
Bradenton Beach to 77th Street North in Holmes Beach.
When it resumes in 2001 it will extend to Anna Maria.
And with beach renourishment there's a survey and
a permanent (underscore permanent) high mean tide line
established: And forward of that line is unbuildable.
Without a copy of the survey in hand, we're just sug-
gesting everyone take a look at the "line in the sand."
And that the cities proceed with extreme caution in
permitting further development on what was once and
may be again an extremely volatile beach,
If the purpose of a renourished beach is to protect
existing properties and it is how can we then pro-
pose to build on it?
SLICK Contract pending By Egan
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter is in re-
sponse to a letter published here April 26 from Susan
Fiore of Longboat Key.
Gee Susan, why not petition Longboat Key to an-
nex Bradenton Beach so everything could be torn down
and roads closed so there would be no impediments to
your speedy drive homeward.
That's about as realistic as having Longboat con-
trol our traffic. You do, in fact, have two choices. Go
south instead of north or start to petition your own
council for your own bridge.
We would support that wholeheartedly.
Greg Mitchell, Holmes Beach
Delay Gulf Drive traffic light
All of this talk about whether to open the Mana-
tee Avenue bridge during storms, and talk about the
effects of added traffic with the proposed Perico de-
velopment, has us wondering. Why isn't there more
talk about the most serious everyday traffic problem
that this Island has seen, the traffic light that is soon
to be installed at the intersection of Manatee Avenue
and Gulf Drive? During peak traffic times
westbound cars back up to the causeway and cars
leaving our Island can stack up past Eckerd. This
occurs with free turns in both directions. Think of
how bad congestion will become if cars leaving our
little bit of paradise have to wait for a left turn arrow
and those heading westbound have to stop before
making a right turn. How about gridlock from 75th
Street West in Bradenton to 75th Street in Holmes
The sad part of this is that the intersection works
fine as it is if drivers are familiar with what to expect.
Why not ask Florida Department of Transportation to
delay installing the light and in the interim have its traf-
fic folks come up with signage, and maybe blinking
lights, to instruct first time drivers on how to get
through the intersection smoothly?
From what we read this light is on'the fast track to
being installed, but maybe input by the Island cities and
interested groups such as Save Anna Maria would
change DOT's opinion on this issue. We urge you to
make this a topic of discussion at future council meet-
Scott and Anne Ricci, Holmes Beach
Gratitude for deputies, city
We would like to thank the entire staff of Manatee
County Sheriff's Office deputies that patrol our streets
in the City of Anna Maria. They are all known and
trusted by the community. They're all known as "Of-
ficer Friendly," taking time to talk to children and al-
ways professional. Every time we've had the occasion
to call 911, they arrive immediately.
We commend you all for a job well done. We are
sure the residents of the city feel the same.
We would also like to say thank you to the offic-
ers of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach for your
assistance to our city when needed, as we are sure you
all appreciate the assistance from the sheriff's deputies
when needed. Thank you all.
Autumn and Rick DeFrank, Anna Maria
Civic leaders should
own up to Perico decision
One detects the distinct aroma of weasel
Bradenton city officials, reacting reeling, one
hopes to the criticism and outrage following their
reckless bare-majority approval of the Arvida/Perico
project. Now they complain where was all the oppo-
sition during the stages leading up to their decision?
They ask this self righteously, citing their public
legal notices and some display ads. In essence, shift-
ing blame to the public for an act that contains the
potential for bad consequences far into the future.
Ann Roberts, Anna Maria
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 24, 2000 0 PAGE 7
Island turtle season
Anna, Sadie OK
By Jim Hanson
The turtles are coming! The 2000 nesting season is
officially under way.
There have been numerous false crawls on Anna
Maria Island beaches, the zipper-like trail a mother
turtle leaves when she crawls out of the sea to dig a nest
in the sand and lay eggs.
"They were quickies," Suzi Fox, head of Anna
Maria Turtle Watch said. "Like testing the land with a
toe." Twelve nests of eggs have been laid to date,
spread from Bean Point to Coquina Beach.
At Mote Marine Laboratory, two juvenile green
turtles are showing encouraging signs of recovery af-
ter being rescued from waters near the Island, said
Jerris Foote, in charge of the Mote turtle program.
The Coast Guard found one near Tidy Island, float-
ing and unable to dive, and called in Mote's turtle
stranding team. The other was sighted by fishermen
near Port Manatee, a diver's line wrapped around its
front flippers. It too is doing well.
Anna, meanwhile, was eating "like a horse" and
getting fat at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. She is the
rare leatherback found stranded on the Island March 4,
wrestled into a van and taken to the aquarium for am-
putation of a front flipper that was twisted in fishing
line. She was released to the Gulf twice and came back
ashore twice before scientists decided she can't make
it in the wild, so they're keeping her. She was eating
eight pounds of squid a day and had gone from 825 to,
875 pounds, said Glenn Harman, aquarium biologist.
Another island-adopted turtle, a loggerhead
dubbed Sadie, is recovering from major surgery at
Mote and probably will be sent home to the Gulf of
Mexico in late summer, said Foote. Sadie cracked her
bottom shell falling off a jetty at Coquina Beach. Sur-
gery pulled the separated pieces together and now the
last of the fasteners have been removed and the holes
they left seem to be healing satisfactorily.
By Bonner Futch
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch chief Suzi Fox
says lights are interfering with turtle nesting in
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach and she's hop-
ping mad about it.
Fox is pressing code enforcement officers in
both cities to require compliance with "lights-out"
ordinances, but she's frustrated by the continued
glaring illumination at several locations.
Among those is the home of Bill McDonald at
116 50th St., Holmes Beach. McDonald is appar-
ently an absentee owner, according to Fox, and
promised last year to put a motion sensor on a large,
mercury security light that glares onto the beach.
Fox says problems at the Coconuts Resort and
the Nautilus condominiums also linger in Holmes
In Bradenton Beach, she's frustrated by lights
at Seashell Vacation Rentals, 501 Gulf Drive S., and
at Pelican Cove apartments in the 900 block of Gulf
Bradenton Beach's turtle ordinance calls for
lights out on the beach from dusk to dawn.
Fox says the brightest lights are at Gulf Drive
Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N.
Worst of all, she says, is the Beach House Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., where managers told
Fox, "We were told not to turn out the lights until
you call to complain."
Six out of 10 children killed in automobile acci-
dents are completely unrestrained by seatbelts and
half would be alive if they had been properly buck-
From May 22 to 29, law enforcement officers lo-
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buckle-up their children in seatbelts. The national ef-
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Beach clubhouse plans changed to swimming pool
By Pat Copeland
After nearly drowning in criticism, a Holmes
Beach couple has modified plans for a recreational
clubhouse on the beach to plans for a swimming pool
and storage building.
Neighbors of Pat and Angie Kabris, 101 75th St.,
have protested the couple's plans to build a club-
house on a portion of their property that is zoned
Rec-1, or private recreational. The recreational por-
tion adjoins the couple's property that is zoned R-2,
or two-family residential.
Kabris purchased the Rec-1 land on the north
side of his residence from Hugh Holmes Sr. some
time ago and recently acquired additional R-2 prop-
erty from Holmes on the south side where Kabris
now plans to expand his home.
"In the interest of cooperating with the city com-
mission and taking a conciliatory approach to ac-
complish our goals, we have agreed to the following
alternative proposal: to scale back the clubhouse to
a storage unit and covered roof over a portion of the
pool deck/patio and relocate the swimming pool
from the south side of the existing house to the north
side," Pat Kabris told Mayor Carol Whitmore last
The swimming pool will be on the Rec-1 portion
of the property and any habitable space will be on
the R-2 portion of the site, Kabris said. A new site
plan reflecting the change has been submitted to the
city's building department.
Opponents say they are not satisfied with the
change in plans and have hired an attorney to aid in
their fight to save the city's remaining recreational
land between 75th and 81st streets.
In 1956 buyers in certain subdivisions were
granted the right to use the beach between 77th and
81st streets as a sales incentive. The wording grant-
ing this right appears in owners' deeds and the city
attorney is currently doing a title search on the prop-
However the beachfront property between 75th
and 77th streets is all privately owned, Assistant Su-
perintendent of Public Works Bill Saunders pointed
out. It is not a public access and public parking is not
"We have found three property owners with
deeds that contain strong language that say the rec-
reational land between 75th and 77th streets is not to
be built on," resident Anthony Tripolino said. "Ev-
eyone in the group is adamant that if the deeds say
nothing is to be built, then we want nothing to be
In a letter to Whitmore, the group's attorney
Stephen W. Thompson noted, "My review of the
plats and the deeds of these properties indicate that
these areas that are zoned recreational were desig-
nated as parks pursuant to the plats and cannot be
developed as currently being requested."
The city commission is slated to discuss the site
plan in a work session this week and has scheduled
a special meeting following the work session in or-
der to vote on the plan.
"We are prepared to go forward depending on
what happens at the meeting," Tripolino said of the
opponents' group. "If they
approve the site plan, we
will consider legal action."
In a recent city commission meeting residents
implored commissioners to protect the public's ac-
cess to the beach in that area.
"If the public has a right to walk on a piece of
property to get to the beach, that is a vested right,"
Chairman Roger Lutz explained. "If somebody gets
a permit or builds something, that doesn't mean it
takes someone else's vested rights away. If it is not
deeded and if there is no easement, no one can do
City Attorney Jim Dye pointed out that the site
plan process includes a title report.
"There's nothing in the site planning process
that gives or takes away beach access," Dye said. "If
it's there now, it will be there after the process is
Dye also explained another method called pre-
scriptive easement that could be used to preserve
residents' right of use.
"There has to be 20 years of continuous use
without the permission of the property owner," Dye
said. "It has to be proven before a judge and the
proof has to be very conclusive. If there's any doubt
in the evidence, the tie goes to the property owner."
Opponents said they also fear that any construc-
tion will set a precedent and endanger the remaining
"One of the key distinctions is that Rec-1 zoning
is intended to support some other kind of primary
development," Dye noted. "In this situation there is
an existing single-family home adjacent to the rec-
reational property. I don't think there's any zoning
that would allow a primary use such as a house on
the other Rec-1 properties."
In addition to the site plan, commissioners plan
to discuss an offer by Holmes to swap a portion of
the city's 77th Street right of way for a portion of the
adjacent property that he owns. The swap would cre-
ate a 20-foot-wide public access from the end of
77th Street to the Gulf.
Holmes, who is at his North Carolina vacation
home, was unavailable for comment.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 24, 2000 E PAGE 9
Anna Maria parking committee comes full circle
By Susan K. Kesselring
"Past commissions have not made the tough deci-
sions on parking. I ask, can you?"
That challenge was given to the Anna Maria City
Commission May 11 by Robert McElheny, parking
committee chairperson and the city's former vice
Directing the commission's attention to two thick
files he was holding, McElheny noted the same issues
exist today as they did in 1974. There's nothing new
that hasn't been addressed before, he said.
He said he thinks there's a reason for the timeless
impasse and inattention to the matter. "I believe we
have always regarded ourselves as a residential com-
munity in nature and we didn't plan to provide services
to the 'outside.' We didn't set ourselves up to be a pub-
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The parking issue became a topic again, he said,
when the public felt that they weren't given enough
input or notice when the past commission closed Beach
Avenue and Gladiolus Street last year to parking.
He wished it were possible for the committee to
present one proposal, he said, but they were unable to
agree on any one solution.
Following McElheny's introduction, four propos-
als were presented to the commission. Though imple-
mentation of the proposals differ and certain streets are
exempt, among the ideas proposed to lessen hardships
on residents are resident-only parking and permitted
parking. Under these proposals, non-residents would
not be allowed to park on a street if a majority of the
street's residents request it be closed to parking.
A proposal for odd/even parking advocates would
give relief to residents by closing half of the street on
alternative days. This proposal would allow beachgoers
to use one side of the street on any given day.
There is also a proposal that would allow residents
to discourage parking in front of their homes by being
allowed to landscape city rights of way. That proposal
also advocates limited parking on popular beach access
streets by placing painted markers at the pavement's
McElheny said there are certain issues the commit-
tee agreed to that could be resolved immediately. Say-
ing enforcement has been lax, enforcing the laws on the
books would protect residents from trash and litter,
noisy gatherings and driveways blocked by illegally
"We are noted for a 25-mph speed limit," he said.
"Why not be noted for ticketing people who make a
mess, are a nuisance or park illegally?"
The committee would like parking fines increased
from $15 to $25. They would also like for the city to
adopt a uniform traffic system, which has a follow-up
system for penalties to those who don't pay parking
Committee members also want to establish a
handicapped parking space at each beach walkover
McElheny said his stance on parking has changed
because of Arivda's Perico Island development.
He said, "It may be time to restrict parking to resi-
dents only on beach accesses by providing stickers to
residents and designating parking for others in city-
owned parking areas."
Recognizing the group's effort and commitment,
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh issued certificates of appre-
ciation to parking committee members: Judy Adams,
Joe Beverly, Diane Canniff, Karen DiCostanzo, Jean
Fernandez, Kathy Granstad, Barbara Moerk, Elizabeth
Moss, Ellen Trudelle, Georgia Van Cleave, Dale
Woodland and Bill Yanger.
Deffenbaugh said a work session will be held to
discuss the proposals and to consider implementing
future parking policies.
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Birdie Tebbetts spent a lifetime in baseball and
collected memorabilia he knew would be worth some-
thing to his children when he passed on.
When all the bidding was done May 18, his chil-
dren found out just how valuable his collection was.
The autographed baseballs, World Series rings,
photographs, jackets, bats, hats and the rest of his col-
lection fetched a small fortune for Tebbetts' children
when the bidding totaled more than $272,000.
Sold through Mastro Fine Sports Auctions, the
collection featured many one-of-a-kind items and col-
lectors snatched them all up.
At the top of the heap was Tebbetts' 1977 New
York Yankees World Series championship ring which
brought in a hefty $30,597. The minimum bid started
at $5,000 and quickly escalated.
Daughter Sue Mitchell said, "Those low
mimimum bids looked unsettling at first. But, more
than anything else, I think Dad would be happy with
the way his collection looks in the magazine. That
was important to me.
"I'm shocked with the price of the rings! The Mar-
lin ring is the first one to be auctioned and Mastro
wasn't sure what would happen. Birdie would be
amazed," said Mitchell following the auction.
Next in dollar values was Birdie's 1978 Yankees
World Series championship ring, which garnered
Then came his World Series ring from the 1997
Florida Marlins where Tebbetts was a senior scout who
helped put together the scouting program and the
championship team. The Marlins ring sold for $18,997.
His 1976 Yankees American League champion-
ship ring sold for $9,880.
Now for the autographed baseballs Birdie col-
Five baseballs signed by the 1960 World Cham-
pion Pittsburgh Pirates including signatures from
Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazeroski, Elroy Face, Harvey
Haddix, Danny Murtaugh and the rest of the team sold
for $11,772. All five balls are in near mint condition
and in the original boxes.
The most Tebbetts got for a single, signed base-
ball was one with some of the greatest names to have
played the game. Here's a short list of the Hall-of-
Famers who autographed it: Ty Cobb (that one alone
should raise eyebrows), George Sisler, Dizzy Dean,
Ted Williams, Pie Traynor, Paul Waner, Nellie Fox,
Joe Cronin, Stan Musial, Ray Schalk, Rogers
Hornsby, Bob Feller, Warren Spahn and Gabby
Hartnett. That's some pretty select company.
Get your trading cards out and see what you have.
There's treasure waiting to be discovered in those shoe
For lots of Islanders, for whom Birdie generously
made gifts of signed balls, there may be more than for-
tune, there's pride in knowing he shared.
Cortezian rear commodore
of Sun Coast club
Glen Kuras of Cortez will be installed as rear com-
modore for racing of the Sun Coast Yacht Club at a
banquet Saturday evening, May 27, at the Bradenton
Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto.
The event will climax the club's Change of Watch
Regatta. To be installed along with officers are members
of the board of directors of the group. The club meets at
7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Bayshore
Gardens Recreation Center, 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Further information may be obtained at 364-5953.
'Good Morning, Longboat'
breakfast next Wednesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's
member breakfast, "Good Morning, Longboat Key,"
will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the cham-
ber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Details may
he obtained at 387-9519.
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By Paul Roat
Author Randy Wayne White has created an-
other Florida masterpiece.
His new book, "Ten Thousand Islands," is a
taut crime fiction account of the unraveling of a 15-
A young girl has an uncanny knack of discov-
ering artifacts. She finds a 400-year-old gold me-
dallion relic of the Calusa Indians. She begins to
have nightmares, and a ....
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The girl's mother
never believed the sui-
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found. Now, 15 years Randy Wayne White
later, the girl's mother
has had a series of break-ins, and the girl's grave
has been dug up. She calls a friend for help, and the
friend in turn asks for the help of Doc Ford, marine
biologist and reluctant adventurer.
"Ten Thousand Islands" is White's seventh
novel about Ford, who lives in a stilt house off
Sanibel Island. This book differs from his earlier
works, though, because there really was a youth
who could find artifacts, did in fact find a gold
medallion, began to have nightmares-and died,
apparently of suicide.
And White has the medallion and plans to do-
nate it to the FloridaMuseum of Natural History in
White is described by critics as being the heir
apparent to John D. MacDonald. I think he might
be even better than that when I finished "Ten
Thousand Islands" I just stared into space for a
half-hour or so, stunned by the remarkable twist
which climaxes the novel.
And White's writing is superb, and his
thoughts echo those of any Floridian who cares
about the state. Consider this:
"'That used to be a heck of a nice little island.
Real friendly and simple. Piney wood houses along
with the new stuccos, and still lots of barefoot kids.
The monsters they got there now, they're like
stamped from a mold. They say it's still Marco Is-
land, but it's not. Not the way I remember it.'
"I've listened to enough bitter fellow Florid-
ians to know there is no sensible response to
their lament nor to their rosy remembrances of
the past. There are a couple of reasons. In a state
so young that nearly everyone is only three or
four generations removed from somewhere else,
the birthright of 'natives' is easily argued. Also,
Floridians have chopped up, dredged and recon-
stituted their homeland as eagerly as the most
thoughtless of outsiders. Or happily sold it to
developers who did worse."
White will be at Circle Books on St. Armands
from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27, signing copies
of his books. Circle Books is at 478 John Ringling
Call 388-2850 for more information.
New fireboat makes first rescue
West Manatee Fire District's first boat rescue took
place Saturday, May 20, just days after the boat was put
"Marine 7" was patroling near the north end of
Anna Maria when it answered a distress call from an
overturned vessel near Passage Key luckily just a
short distance from the north point.
Firefighter John Tynski and volunteer firefighters
Nate Bergbom and John Ingold found and rescued five
men who were clinging to an overtuned 18-foot open
fisherman in approximately 22 feet of water.
The fishers, Ronald Hinkley, Todd Owings, Troy
Gorbey, James Eaton and Donald Tressa had left from
Fort DeSoto earlier that day.
The boat and the fishermen were taken to shore by
a marine tow service.
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the Privateers Coloring Contest, 217 46th St. W.,
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Prizes are offered in two categories, age 6 and
under and ages 7 to 12. The first place is a $100 say-
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The contest is sponsored by American Bank and
Kid's Day is set for June 17, when the winners will
be announced, at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
Community center has openings for summer jobs
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has begun
signing up Islanders to fill summer jobs in many catego-
ries, from counselors to coaches to camp helpers.
The Summer Camp Team seeks teachers, counse-
lors, art instructors, coaches, trainers, media and com-
puter specialists, and volunteers to work in the summer
camp. Hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. or noon to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday for $7 to $9 per hour.
The REACH (Responsible Educated Adolescents
Can Help) program needs youths from 13 to 17 years
of age. The Center will help teenagers fill out employ-
ment applications, learn interviewing skills and post
The Center also will be hiring 12 persons to work
as teachers aides and one teenager for lawn care and
maintenance at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Additional information may be obtained at 778-1908.
Maria A. Caserta
Maria A. Caserta, of Bradenton, died May 17 in
Blake Medical Center.
Born in Naples, Italy, Mrs. Caserta came to Mana-
tee County from Lakeland in 1964. She was a baker.
She was a caregiver for the elderly. She attended St.
Joseph Catholic Church.
Visitation was May 21 and services were held May
22 at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton. Burial will
be in Ellenton. Memorial contributions may be made to
Alzheimer's Association, 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota
FL 34239, or to the American Heart Association, P.O.
Box 15587, Sarasota FL 34277-1587.
She is survived by husband Alberto; son Vic of
Hon!mrs Pech: qnmd .iSter A mlii- Musto of Nanles.
Patricia C. Spaziani
Patricia C. Spaziani, 47, of Bradenton, died May
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Ms. Spaziani came to
Bradenton from Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1986. She
was a member of the Democratic Club on Anna Maria
Island. She was Catholic.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Services will be at
1 p.m. Friday, May 26, also at Brown and Sons Funeral
She is survived by parents Philip and Julia Spaziani
of Bradenton and brother Philip T. Spaziani of Vir-
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Holmes Beach celebrates golden anniversary
Butterfly group presents brick
Mayor Carol Whitmore, left, accepted this brick commemorat-
ing the 50th anniversary of the City of Holmes Beach from
Nancy Ambrose of the Manasota Chapter-North American
Butterfly Association. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Privateers dish out the food
Anna Maria Island Privateer Bruce Whitton helped serve hot dogs, chips and soda donated by Pat
Geyer, Holmes Beach city commissioner and Duffy's Tavern owner, to the hungry masses at the
anniversary party. The Privateers volunteered their time to aid in the event and passed out beads and
commemorative buttons. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
VFW Color Guard trumpeter Jim Gravitt had some fun with the Manatee High Jazz Band during the
festivities. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Raising the flag
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10141 of
Bradenton raise aflag that was flown over the Capitol. The
flag was presented by U.S. Rep. Dan Miller's office to the City
of Holmes Beach in honor of its 50th anniversary. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland
Marching with the garbage men
Waste Management's Garbage-Man Band was on hand to entertain the crowd at the anniversary
party by drumming on garbage cans and marching to the tune of John Philip Sousa's "Stars and
Stripes Forever." Entertainment was also provided by the Manatee High School Jazz Band.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
By-The-Sea Dancers perform
The ever-popular By-The-Sea Dancers Holmes Beach
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce Director Mary Ann Brockman, Elsa
Rohow, Denise Johnson and Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore performed to the tune of "By the Sea" as the
children's chorus sang. The scene was part of the play depict-
ing the history of Holmes Beach presented May 20 by the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society for the city's 50th
anniversary. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 24, 2000 E PAGE 13
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 12, theft, location unknown. An Anna Maria
woman reported an unknown person removed a check
from her change purse.
May 14, trespass, 300 block Palm Avenue. The
victim called police to say a man she told to leave her
home was back. The officer responded and told the
man he was trespassing and if he returned he would be
arrested. The man said he understood.
May 14, driving while license.suspended with
knowledge, fleeing and attempting to elude a police
officer, reckless driving, aggravated assault on a police
officer. A man driving west on Manatee Avenue re-
fused to stop for a police officer when the officer turned
his lights and siren on and did a U-turn and headed east
on Manatee. The officer turned off his lights and siren
and the man continued east running cars off the road,
almost hitting three vehicles. The man turned into Fla-
mingo Cay subdivision, drove south on Flamingo
Drive and then turned east on Sandpiper Road.
May 16, criminal mischief, 800 block South Bay
Boulevard. A dark-colored Oldsmobile was seen leaving
the scene rapidly after striking a garbage can.
May 15, giving a false name, 2200 block Avenue
A. The suspect was found in the driveway of a home
and gave the officer a false name. The owner of the
home said the suspect had been walking around the rear
of his house with another man and he suspected they
were trying to break in.
May 15, criminal mischief, 400 block Church
Avenue. An unknown suspect put salt or saltwater in
gas cans stored on a dock and also in the gas tanks of
four personal watercraft which were docked in the
water by Great Water Sports. The problem has been
ongoing for at least one month, according to the victim.
Damage was estimated at $990.
May 11, retail theft, 2500 Gulf Drive. Theft of
$21 worth of premium gas at Circle K. White Ford
Margaret Sawyer, 7, wrote this letter to the person
who took her 20-inch silver chrome bicycle from her
Holmes Beach home.
Mustang fled north.
May 12, found property, 500 block Gulf Drive
North. A man found a Nokia cell phone laying in the
intersection of Gulf Drive and Cortez Road West.
May 13, information, 1700 Gulf Drive South. A
woman reported a suspicious man walked up to her and
set down a black box and disappeared. Manatee County
Sheriff's Office bomb squad responded and cleared the
area of automobiles. An X-ray revealed the box con-
tained two pairs of sunglasses, two T-shirts, a tape
measure and some children's toys.
May 13, lost property, 2300 block Avenue B.
Man claimed Nokia phone found on May 12..
May 18, theft of vehicle property, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. Two British
tourists reported property missing from their rental car.
The men told police they thought they had locked the
car, but police said there was no sign of forced entry.
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ring, a gold ring, a silver watch, three silver rings and
a gold watch, estimated value $4,000. Other property
reported missing included a pair of sunglasses, a pass-
port, $2,000 in travelers checks, a $500 camera, $1,000
in camera lenses, a $300 camera flash, rolls of film, an
airline ticket and credit cards from Sears, Burdines,
Macy's, Bloomingdales and Bank of Montreal.
May 18, theft bicycle, 200 block 71st Street.
Black DYNO VFR child's bike stolen from front yard.
May 18, theft vehicle, 2900 block Avenue C. A
Largo man laying tile at a home discovered his new Sat-
urn car stolen while he was working inside the home. He
told police he had only made one payment on the car and
that his wallet containing credit cards along with $4,000
in CDs and a custom stereo were in the car. The man con-
tacted his wife to have the cards canceled and the bank told
her someone had made two charges on the cards in Pal-
metto. Police were unable to locate the car in Palmetto.
May 15, theft, bicycle parts, 400 block Clark
Drive. A woman reported her son's bicycle had been
stripped of parts. She also reported that two months ago
her daughter's bike had been stolen and her son's other
bike was stolen at the same time.
May 15, theft, 300 block 62nd Street. A woman
reported her son's chrome boy's DYNO bicycle with
an alligator horn was stolen.
May 11, theft, 6200 block Marina Drive. The vic-
tim reported the theft of a 10-speed bicycle.
May 13, theft, 5700 block Marina Drive. The vic-
tim reported that during the previous night someone
stole one of the new palm trees planted at the Island
Branch Library. The tree was a Christmas palm valued
at $350 and had been planted on the northwest side of
the building. The thieves even took time to fill in the
hole and cover it with mulch.
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Anna Maria school's resource officer settling in
By Susan K. Kesselring
He's the newest recruit to the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department and a welcome addition to Anna Maria
Officer Pete Lannon, 42, replaces Officer Eric
Kuusela as the school's resource officer. Officer K, as
he was fondly known, retired from the department ear-
lier this month in order to return to school to complete
Lannon's already fitting in. Recently, he was
seen in the school's cafeteria having lunch with the
first graders, becoming familiar with the territory
and getting to know the children he will teach dur-
ing next year's Drug Abuse Resistance Education
Chuckling, he said it didn't take him long to learn
lunchroom etiquette. There are more rules than just
keeping your elbows straight and not chewing with
your mouth open. He said you have to be silent when
Anna Maria Elementary
Monday, May 29
Happy Memorial Day
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Lunch: Hamburger Gravy over Mashed
S Potatoes, Broccoli, Roll, Apple Crisp
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Pizza, Corn, Salad, Ice Cream
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Kid again, on patrol
Holmes Beach Officer
Pete Lannon's duties
include serving as
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Maria Elementary School
and the community
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day on the job involved a
run-in with this sheep
dog, who inadvertently
parked in an "unautho-
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Shopping Center. Lannon
said he feels like a kid
again, riding his bike on
patrol, and he loves it
here already. Islander
Photo: Bonner Futch
the lights go out and you can't talk to your neighbor if
he or she still has food left.
It makes sense if you think about it, otherwise kids
would be too busy talking about themselves to con-
sume their lunches in the allotted time frame.
Lannon, unlike the children, doesn't like talking
about himself, but this reporter managed some insight
into his psyche.
He offered newspaper articles written about him
from Chapel Hill, N.C., where he joined the Carrborro
Police Department in 1986 and spent 13 years.
One such article, "Attitude toward police changes
after some contact," was written by a correspondent for
the Chapel Hill Herald, Jeff Scullin, whose formative
years were spent dealing with the fallout from the Kent
State riots and who apparently had deep-rooted nega-
tive feelings about authority.
But Scullin had a change of heart after volunteer-
ing his time on the switchboard at the station. He said
Lannon and others he's come in contact with "see their
jobs as public service." The writer revealed more about
Lannon than Lannon could or would say about himself.
Also speaking for him are the more than 13 com-
mendations he received for outstanding attention to
duty while on the force. One was for his bravery in
spotting firefighters during a blaze.
His father, grandfather and uncles before him
were also police officers. He grew up the second
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attraction to Lannon and his wife, Debra, who vis-
ited his parents throughout the years.
"It's great being out here," he said.
Holmes Beach is more laid back than at his'last
stint as a community officer in Carrboro, N.C., where
he and his partner, Elden White, patrolled a tough
neighborhood, gaining the trust of residents they were
sent to protect.
It soon became apparent that Lannon has a sense
of humor as he admits playing a joke on his partner.
He recalled he and White were asked on the spur of
the moment to be witnesses at a wedding. A picture
was taken and sent to a local newspaper. Lannon
identified himself in the caption as best man at the
wedding and listed White (his male partner) as the
maid of honor.
He likes working with kids, he said, and judging by
his easy-going nature, they're going to like having him
around. Besides Lannon has some experience with
He and Debra have three children, 18-year-old
Pete, 14-year-old Jessie, and Matthew, who's 3.
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Affaire donations top $160,000 for Center
By David Futch
Islanders reached deep into their pockets May 19
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center's annual
fundraiser "An Affaire to Remember."
Bargain hunters need not apply when this annual gig
rolls around again next year. Anyone looking for one at
this year's party found out quick there were none.
The Affaire is dedicated to raising money for the
Center's operation and chairman Trudy Moon did a
bang-up job again this year in making it memorable
Generous Islanders and even some folks from
Bradenton spent more money than "real value" to en-
sure the continued operation of the Center that means
so much to so many.
The live auction alone raised approximately
$70,000 and the total take is expected to tally out at
more than $160,000, up $60,000 over last year's suc-
cessful party in the activity center at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church in Holmes Beach.
I was in shock still am when wife Bonner
Futch battled other bidders for the right to own a "se-
cret prize" valued in the auction booklet at $800.
Lots of hints and clues tipped us off that the prize was
a diamond bracelet, and Bonner "won" it with a $5,000
bid. She reminded me that the money is for the children.
I felt better when immediately afterward they drew
the winning ticket for the Sea Doo and Bonner won
that. She also spent $1,800 on Chuck and Joey Lester's
tailgate party for 20 friends. That's always a highlight
of football season.
Bonner's daughter Kendra Presswood spent
$1,500 on dinner for six at Sign of the Mermaid do-
nated by Ed and Andrea Spring. That package also in-
cluded a three-liter magnum of cabernet sauvignon, a
1990 Georges De Latour private reserve from Beaulieu
Vineyard in Napa Valley, which was donated by Drew
and Suzanne Douglas.
Sunday morning, Kendra presented her auction win-
nings to Bonner for Mother's Day. Now, ain't that sweet?
Some of the other angels of the live auction in-
cluded the Galati Marine friends and family who spent
$1,000 for a package including the "principal-for-a-
day" prize at Anna Maria Island Elementary School.
They also spent $4,600 on a package that included
a massage from Island Massage, dinner at Sign of the
Mermaid, a one-night stay at the Harrington House and
a gorgeous string of pearls.
The Galatis then paid $1,300 for a six-course dinner
with wine and cocktails for eight prepared by Sandbar
Chef Bobby Wheeler. In addition, Galati Marine pitched
in another $2,500 to become silver sponsors of the event.
The Duffy "Syndicate" spurred by Duffy's Tavern
owner Pat Geyer, spent some of their hard-earned
cheeseburger money on a number of items. They're
Going, going, higher, higher!
Auctioneer Bobby Smith raised prices at the Center's
auction to a new pinnacle.
LANNON, FROM PAGE 14
of which they have four, and are always on the look-
out for another.
Lannon says he's taken with how friendly Island
people are. "They stop and welcome me while I'm in
front of the school on crossing guard duty," he said.
And he's just as taken with the diversity of expe-
rience at the HBPD, saying he's working with a great
bunch of people who have a great deal of knowledge
in many areas.
It won't take long for Lannon to feel at home. He
says he has a positive feeling about his good fortune.
"How can it get any better?" He asks. "I'm on the
beach and I have a caboose for an office."
The entrance to the "ballroom" at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's annual dinner-auction,
An Affaire to Remember, was elaborated this year
with live mannequins. Islander Photo: David Futch
going to a $2,700 crawfish boil at Louisiana State Uni-
versity alumnus Dan and Kay Kay Hardy's home. And,
get this, they donated the beer for the party.
There seemed to be an underlying theme of the
party: Donate something and then buy it back for an
The Duffys spent another $2,600 on a one-week
stay at a quaint, cozy cottage on Echo Lake in Maine
that was donated by Gene and Janet Aubry. They spent
another grand so they could swim with dolphins at
Discovery Cove in Orlando.
Then there was the Oden-Hardy table who, like the
rest, spent money like drunken sailors.
The Hardys bought a second principal-for-a-day
package at Anna Maria Elementary for $500, Holmes
Beach Chief of Police for a day for $700, 14 tickets to
a Tampa Bay Storm versus Florida Bobcats Arena
Football game for $1,100, two fishing trips ($1,100 and
$1,200), one with Capt. Rick Gross that includes a one-
week stay at Pelican Perch and the other on the "Splash
Dance" with Capt. Bill Morrison.
Hardy and his business partner, Kevin Oden, do-
nated another $10,000 to the Center to become Plati-
num Sponsors for the Affaire.
Oden's parents, Ken and Jan, paid $1,400 for a
golden retriever puppy, proudly paraded through the
auction audience by committee member Gary Wooten.
According to auction committee member Kay Kay,
the outpouring of support was phenomenal.
"It was such a generous group," Kay Kay said. "It
was just unbelievable that everyone contributed so
much from their hearts and wallets. I couldn't get to
sleep until 3 a.m. I was so excited."
Builder Reed Mapes paid $1,400 for one-night stay
at the world-famous Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales, in-
cluding a new Sony video camera. Mapes must have va-
cation time coming for he next bought a one-week stay at
the Abbott beach house on Longboat Key, including a
boat rental from Cannon's Marina and dinner for four at
the Poseidon Restaurant. That was $900.
Mapes then went for another dining experience,
this time a Bistro at Island's End dinner for eight. The
six-course dinner with wine was $1,900.
The Troxler family will have a dining experience
they'll never forget when Beach Bistro caters an eight-
course dinner for eight including a different wine with
each course at their home. It went for a mere $2,800.
To make the point for high prices, Manatee County
Commissioner Stan Stephens reminisced over buying
the same event in the past for merely a "few hundred."
Andre Renard and wife/Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore would not be outdone.
They paid gave $1,000 for a week's vacation at an
Island Beach Club two-bedroom condo, a plane ride
with Jack Elka and a 16- by 20-inch aerial Elka photo
of Anna Maria and then $1,200 for a custom Woody
Candish steel gate for their home.
And that doesn't even count forcing Bonner's hand
when bidding on the diamond tennis bracelet. It was a
friendly duel between Carol and Bonner for the secret
prize that's right, they didn't even know what they
were bidding on when it topped out in Bonner's
favor at $5,000.
Janette Dunnigan bought a one-week stay at a se-
cluded lakeside home in western North Carolina for
Bill and Kathy King donated $1,600 for a party at
the Walker beach cottage that will be catered by the
Mike Carter Grill Team.
Lee Edwards paid $1,600 so two children could
model for a Bealls department store ad. Edwards also
gets to be mayor for a day in Holmes Beach. Then it's
off to the beach for a family portrait by Karly Carlson.
Joanne Salvi is going to Las Vegas for a two-night
stay at Caesar's Palace after bidding $2,500 on the jun-
ket. Our suggestion: Go see Bellagio and be wowed.
The free, choreographed "dancing waters" show left us
with goose bumps.
Bill Servis donated $2,000 so he could go on a fish-
ing trip with Capt. Joe Webb aboard his new 57-foot
Carolina sport fisher.
And finally Dr. Diane Michaels is off on a
Naw'lins-style night out with a Cajun gourmet dinner
for eight including wine at Jonathan's restaurant in
Bradenton. Michaels forked over $1,300 for the event
prepared by Jonathan's world-famous Chef Paul
But perhaps the most endearing donation came
from Anna Maria contractor and city commissioner
Bob Barlowe who bought four spring season tickets to
the Pittsburgh Pirates games as well as the opportunity
for his son to be the bat boy at one of the games.
"I think it's priceless," Barlowe said. "It's some-
thing my son will remember the rest of his life."
The evening started with champagne at the door
and one of the best pat6s ever, smoked salmon, mush-
room saga, and an array of tasty and eye-appealing
appetizers thanks to Chef Damon Presswood (Bonner's
son), owner of Chez Andre.
Dinner was another catering triumph for Harry
Christensen of Harry's Continental Kitchens on
There was a fine Caesar salad followed by tenderloin
sliced to order with one of the best bearnaise sauces I've
ever had, a delicious coq au vin and, of course, Harry's
famous, lumpy, garlicky, smashed potatoes.
All that food was dished up before the first live
auction bid was placed. So the excitement mounted, as
the wines at every table were vastly consumed. And
even the wines were donated by Premiere Beverage
Co., arranged by J.P. Parks along with vodka for a
The silent auction included some choice items as
well. The piano from the home of Birdie Tebbetts went
to our neighbors, new Islanders Dan and Tina Howe.
They were just getting their feet wet at the auction,
getting to know tons of new folks.
There was a Woody Candish sculpture and plenty
of other art works, dinner packages, sports packages,
health and weekend packages and even an "eyelift"
package from Dr. Renard.
As we placed our bids and watched the sheets, oth-
ers swooped in to add to the dollar amounts. Dr. Scott
Kosfeld kept close watch over the men's sportswear
package while Greg Slavik of Galati Marine kept an
eye on the outdoor fire pit and so on. The silent bids
just kept going up, and up, until the sheets were finally
And those Cracker Jacks! Packages of the crunchy
stuff were numbered and sold for $10 and the prizes
were mostly gift certificates, abundant and generous.
Oh, but we haven't told you about the really big
raffle prize a gold and platinum bracelet containing
three carats worth of diamonds donated by Tom Breiter
of Breiter Capital Management in Anna Maria. For
$25, entrants received a commemorative, etched glass
of champagne and an envelope containing a key which
might, or might not, open the treasure box containing
The lucky winner was Lynn Fusco, whose husband
Ray purchased the key. Breiter turned the lock to
cheers of excitement.
It was a night to remember, indeed.
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Bali Hai slips by Kiwanis
in first round
Bali Hai mounted a comeback and rode the bat of
Lorenzo Rivera to beat Kiwanis 10-8 in the first round
of the Anna Maria Island Little League major division
championship tournament May 15.
_T Rivera had two doubles, a single and four runs
batted in while Bali Hai teammate Sean Pittman
walked three times, was hit by a pitch and scored three.
Joey Mattay picked up the win in a wild game
Kiwanis looked like it had control of until the bottom
of the sixth.
Spencer Carper and Pittman scored the'tying and
go-ahead runs in the sixth when Rivera hit a sharp
double to right field.
Dominic Termini scored the final run when Tim
Bouziane and Richardson walked.
With Bali Hai ahead 6-4 in the top of the fourth,
Keith Reynolds singled and Connor Bystrom walked.
Chris Klotz hit a solid triple that one-bounced and hit
the fence, scoring Reynolds and Bystrom.
Klotz scored to make it 7-6 when Brian
DeBellevue singled sharply to left.
Kiwanis scored again in the top of the fifth on a
"sacrifice by Klotz to go up 8-6. Klotz also had a single
and a run scored in the third inning.
Bali Hai clawed their way back by scratching out
a run in the bottom of the fifth, then won the game on
Rivera's heroics in the final at-bat.
Bali Hai moved on to the second round to face
nemesis West Manatee Fire District.
WMFD nips Bali Hai 5-4 in pitching duel
Greg Lowman settled down after a rocky start and
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Michael Cramer had a key double in the third that
started a rally.
Sean Price tripled in the bottom of the sixth before
Eric Whitley knocked in the game-winning run with a
sacrifice fly to right field.
In the top of the first inning, Bali Hai tagged
Lowman for four runs on triples by Joey Mattay and
Tim Bouziane, a walk to Sean Pittman and a single by
Lowman would have no more of that.
He walked the two leadoff batters in the top of the
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innings before turning things over to Rosas.
WMFD tied the game in the third on a leadoff
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Rosas and Cramer's two-run double that hit the fence
in the air in right centerfield made the score 4-2.
Whitley sacrificed Rosas home and Brad Milks
brought in Cramer with the tying run by singling up
Rosas held Bali Hai to one hit and no runs in their
final three at bats.
WMFD won the game in the bottom of the sixth
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on a triple down the rightfield line by Price and
Whitley's sacrifice fly on a 3-1 pitch.
WMFD moved into the May 23 championship
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Betsy Hills tops Bridge Street for AA title
James Lang led off the bottom of the eighth inning
May 20 with a long homerun to lead Betsy Hills Real
Estate to the AA championship title of the Anna Maria
Island Little League.
With the score knotted at 7-7 between Besty Hills and
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe, Lang clobbered the first pitch
down the right field line that rolled into the comer.
Lang came all the way around and was safe by
inches on a close play at the plate for an inside-the-park
championship-winning homerun to make it 8-7.
Lang wasn't the only hero in the game.
Zach Robinson and Miles Hostetler had key
homeruns that saved the day for Betsy Hills.
The champions jumped out to early leads 1-0 after
the first and 4-0 after the second.
Bridge Street came roaring back and by the end of
the sixth the score was 5-5. In the top of the seventh,
Bridge Street went up 7-5.
Then Robinson crushed a homerun with a man on
to tie the game and continue the overtime.
Betsy Hills defense held in the top of the eighth and
paved the way for the season-ending, sit-down
homerun by cleanup hitter Lang.
"What a game. A real nail-biter," Coach Jeff
Hostetler said. "We go out to an early lead, they tie us,
two extra innings. It was too much. Nerve wracking.
The homeruns by Miles, Zach and James were huge."
Bridge Street earned the right.to play a second
game when they beat Betsy Hills the night before 9-6.
The game was a see-saw battle from the start until
Bridge Street batters made it 9-5 with some key
homeruns by Justin Dearlove and Heath English. Other
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Island Storm wins two,.go to
The Island Storm breezed into the mid-season
championship game of the Manasota Junior League
with a pair of one-run wins May 19 and May 21.
On Thursday, the Storm won 4-3 against Firkins at
Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota.
On Saturday, they beat Murphy's Landscaping 12-
11 in a game that ended in a bizarre double play.
Firkins scored twice in their first at bat Thursday
on two triples and a passed ball.
The Storm answered right away when Bobby Gib-
THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 24, 2000 0 PAGE 19
bons walked and Dustin Cole reached on an error.
Storm cleanup hitter Taylor Manning came to the
plate with one out and hit towering inside-the-park
homerun to left centerfield that one-hopped and hit the
fence at the 375-foot mark to put the Storm on top 3-2.
In the bottom of the third, Brandon Roberts
singled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Gib-
bons and scored what proved to be the winning run on
a single to center by Cole.
Firkins scored a run in the fourth on a single and
two walks, Manning struck out two before hitting the
next batter to force in a run.
Manning got the win and Mario Torres came on to
relieve the last two innings for the save.
The game ended on a long fly ball to right field that
was snagged by Adam Bouziane.
On Saturday, the Storm beat Murphy's Landscap-
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Brandon Roberts went five-for-five, scored two and
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Gibbons was two-for-four and had squeeze bunt to bring
in a run. Cole was two-for-four with three RBIs and Chase
Parker had a triple and a single in three at bats.
Manning won the game with Torres in relief.
The game ended on a double play when Murphy's
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had the tying and winning runs on second and third.
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The winners had two fine finishing holes as
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The team birdied No. 3, their last hole in a shotgun
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20
One of the big winners on the day was Rick
Weaver who won closest-to-the-pin on the 136-yard.
par 3 sixth hole. Men's longest drive was 275 yards by
Closest to the pin for the women was Carol Faulk
on the par 3 17th hole. The long drive was won by
Marta Busch when she hit one about 210 yards on No.
Later at the awards ceremony at the Moose Lodge
in Bradenton Beach, Weaver won the largest "half-and-
half" raffle ever at the Moose.
In the dinner raffle, he took home a bottle of an
adult beverage that looked like it was made in Mexico.
To demonstrate the idea behind "best ball,"
here's an example. I know there were a lot of teams
who scored this w.ay because this is the way we
On the par 5 18th hole, Don Brown clubbed his driver
270 yards in perfect position to shoot for the green in two.
Butch VanOstenbridge hit a 3-wood about 230 yards to
20 yards in front of the green. Then I hit a 3-wood and put
the ball on the front of the green. Our fourth partner Mort
Manfield hit a 65-foot putt to within six inches. We had
a sure birdie and that allowed the other three the chance
to make eagle. We ended up with birdie.
Then we had some lucky or great shots from our
Sad to say on the par 3 No. 17, the shortest hole
on the course, VanOstenbridge was closest to the pin
when he hit the ball off the green to the back left.
Here's the luck. Butch VO made a 75-foot downhill,
sidehill slider of a putt that broke left to right for
birdie. It was going so fast after he putted from four
feet off the fringe that it would have ended up 20 feet
off the green if it hadn't hit the pin straight on and
dropped dead in the cup. It was too much to even
SThen at the par 5 No. 5, Manfield hit a 60-yard
wedge on his third shot that landed eight inches away
from the hole and we tap in for birdie. Just some ex-
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way we played together, each man hitting a shot when
we needed it.
And the team thanks the Moose for the best Moose
tournament we've been involved in.
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SWatching the birdie
Mort Manfield watches
Ships birdie putt head for
the hole during the Moose
Lodge 2188 spring best-
ball golf tournament held
May 20 at Palma Sola
Golf Club. Playing
partner Don Brown looks
on. Manfield was instru-
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to a six under par 66.
VanOstenbridge who were at plus two.
Woltz scored two closest-to-the-pin greenies as
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Skin winners included Mark Kimball, Chuck
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The Sunday, May 28, tournament will return to the
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At the May 14 tournament, Dennis Spates beat a
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On meeting lengths, 'the letter,' James Bond reality
Anna Maria Island has always been different.
Think about it three separate, unique cities shar-
ing one 10-mile-long island, each with its own city hall,
staff, laws and ways of doing things. I can't count the
number of times I've had to explain to visitors that
there are two cities other than Anna Maria on Anna
One thing the three cities are starting to have in
common, though, seems to be the length of municipal
meetings. They're starting to last forever.
Anna Maria City commissioners met for about
three and a half hours earlier this'month. Bradenton
Beach followed suit last week. Holmes Beach has
droned on that long but has been curbing its meeting
length of late a good trend the others should follow.
Granted, this complaint is partly self-serving, since
at least in Bradenton Beach the audience for the most
part is me, but it seems that even the commissioners are
starting to get giddy after the three-hour mark.
Governance is a deliberative process by definition,
but it shouldn't require all that much deliberation.
Of course,.I suppose I shouldn't complain too
much. I've noticed that commissioners start to get
cranky after a few hours of debate, and when they get
cranky they start to say things they probably shouldn't.
It does make for great quotes.
So thanks, I guess.
A letter to remember
Speaking of cranky, Sarasota Mayor Gene Pillot
has a reputation for lashing out at people who question
the ethics or morality of him or his friends. That char-
acter trait is what makes a letter he sent so interesting
plus the fact that I've heard of such letters for 20
years but never actually seen one sent.
The controversy involved a Florida Department of
Transportation proposal to build a megabridge to re-
place the Ringling Bridge. As you probably know, the
Sarasota City Commission has adamantly opposed the
big bridge, and is fighting the DOT to block its con-
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
But unlike our Island's megabridge battle, Sarasota
lost its administrative hearing to the DOT. The city and
the other anti-bridge folks have appealed the decision
in court, and the matter is scheduled to go before a
Tallahassee judge later this year.
S As with all things involving bridges, emotions
have run high between pro-megabridge supporters and
Pillot, who has steadfastly opposed the
megabridge, received a letter from two St. Armands'
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megabridge. It was a pretty nasty letter.
Here's just a part of it:
"As a long-standing merchant, and as someone
who deals with customers all day, it is clear that you
have closed your ears to all of the people who live
here and only are listening to a handful of residents
and one power broker. You have made a grave mis-
take by not listening to the wishes of the 'masses.'
We listen to the total frustration, anger and fear of
our clientele. All of them are ready, when the time
comes, to donate to whoever runs against you to see
you removed from office. We urge you to recon-
sider, for your sake as well as all of ours."
Knowing Mayor Pillot, I figured he would have
exploded after he read that. Maybe he did, but he came
back with "the letter." Here it is:
"Please find enclosed a copy of a letter on your
letterhead. Because of my respect for your company
and for you as individuals, I suspect that someone has
misused your letterhead to write that diatribe. I thought
you might want to increase the security of your letter-
head. Incidentally, I'm sorry to deprive the writers) of
this letter with an opportunity to defeat me in a future
election. I'll decide that future."
Wow. Good for you, Gene.
Fire! Fire! Fire!
Everyone has probably seen those spectacular pic-
tures of the wildfire in Sarasota and the apartment fire
in Ybor City last week. I have to admit I was mesmer-
ized by the live footage of the Tampa fire. As a buddy
put it, it was like watching a train wreck as horrible
as it was, you just couldn't turn away.
Although the Ybor City fire was started by an elec-
trical spark, fanned by a strong wind and aided by some
pretty funky construction practices, the North Port
wildfire was the result of the drought.
And with the rainy season still several weeks
away, conditions are still ripe for more fires in our
By the way, the folks at the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration have figured that January-
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Penmanship for docs
The Institute of Medicine reported last year that
medical errors including written miscommunication
between doctors and health care providers claims up to
98,000 lives a year.
So in an effort to save lives, administrators at the
Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ordered
doctors to take a penmanship class.
Anybody who has tried to read a doc's prescription
knows what's going on here doctors have awful hand-
writing. The docs in LA are starting to realize that fact. As
one physician put it, "How we write something down for
a patient can sometimes be a matter of life and death, and
we're realizing we could really use this kind of help."
I remember a glaring faux pas from years ago when
I wrote the grand finale to a long, long series of stories.
The lead was a work of art, if I say so myself, and the
article summed up months of meetings and contro-
versy. There was just one problem with.my story I
left out a word. It was just a little word, but pretty im-
portant in the context of the article.
The word? "Not."
Oops. Now imagine a doctor leaving out a word
Mullet are starting to get fat, and smoked mullet is
starting to appear on more and more tables at dinner
time. Here's a mullet factoid from Michael Swindle's
"The striped mullet has a gizzard a muscular
chamber in the alimentary canal, mostly found in birds and
chickens, that grinds food. In the 1920s three men who
were arrested for fishing mullet out of season had the good
sense or the good luck to hire a Tampa lawyer
named Pat Whitaker. In his defense, Whitaker put a biolo-
gist on the stand who testified that only birds have giz-
zards. The attorney then argued that his clients were in-
nocent: since mullet indisputably had gizzards, they were
birds, not fish. The fishermen were found not guilty of the
charges, and Whitaker later became president of the
With that kind of mind, Whitaker must have been
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Fishing the Islands tourney June 17, tarpon, permit thick'
By Capt. David Futch
Island Discount Tackle's eighth annual Fishing the
Islands Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 17,
and this year they'll be handing out over $25,000 in
cash and prizes.
Everyone, young and old, is invited to fish in this
community-minded event, which donated $18,000 to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's youth ath-
letic programs last year, according to IDT's Bill
There will be two divisions, offshore and inshore,
with a $5,000 first-place cash award in both divisions.
Second place money is $2,000, third is $1,500 and, for
the first time, fourth and fifth place will get $1,000.
Sixth through 10th places will receive merchandise
All inshore division fish must be released alive and
a Polaroid camera will be issued to each team of an-
glers to record catches.
For more information, call Bill Lowman 778-7688.
At Island Discount Tackle, Lowman said there
are a lot of black tip sharks around the Island, whether
in front off the beach or in the passes at Bean Point.
"A chum block and a hooked live bait will work
wonders," Lowman said. "On a sunny day you can
sight fish for them on the west side of Passage Key.
"Tarpon fishing is improving daily off the beaches.
The number of fish being seen has dramatically in-
creased the last two weeks. You can go out there and
be pretty confident you'll run into some. It makes for
a long day, but be patient. Anchor up and wait for them
to come swimming by instead of chasing and spooking
them. Snapper fishing offshore is still extraordinary.
There are still some cobia around especially on the
offshore wrecks and reefs."
Annie's Bait & Tackle at the east end of the
Cortez Bridge said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-
Jay II has seen permit and tarpon on the increase. Big-
ger snook are starting to come out on the flats and he
caught reds to 30 inches. Trout action is average with
mangrove snapper coming on strong in the bay.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said this
week's fishing was some of the best offshore he's seen
this year. There are loads of red and gag grouper to 14
pounds from 60 to 85 feet and can be had on cut bait
and pinfish. Bonita are thick and kingfish are school-
ing with them. There are a lot of Spanish mackerel still
hanging around and permit to 15 pounds. There's also
black tip and lemon sharks in the five-foot range.
Capt. Glenn Corder on board the Deep South
charterboat said grouper action continues to be excel-
lent in water 75 feet deep.
"We're catching a bunch of gags and reds every
time out," Corder said. "There seem to be a lot of them
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
the trout, reds and snook are biting on the inside.
"There are some big snook being caught in the 32-
to 37-inch range, trout from 22 to 27 inches and the
reds are around, not in great numbers, but there have
been some decent catches," Goss said. "Tarpon are
around the Skyway. Permit are along the beaches and
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Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said mackerel,
pompano and mangrove snapper have been biting
good. There are some snook along with jacks and blue
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FISHING, FROM PAGE 23
of tarpon around, he says.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams at
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said snook and red-
fish continue their good bite. But look for tarpon and
permit action to turn on hard this week following the
"One of my customers caught a huge wrasse last
week," Chaya said. "He kicked his wrasse."
Capt. Matt Bowers on The Outcast at
Captain's said the grouper fishing still rules, but he
also went out at night last week and caught a mess
of snapper. He said tarpon should be the targeted fish
. Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide at Captain's
said red and gag grouper and snapper were caught on
his boat. But he said he plans to concentrate on permit
and probably tarpon this week as the silver kings make
their annual migration.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said
snook, snook, snook in that order is the preferred
catch right now.
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big snook are gobbling up big white bait."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
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"I've been catching up tb 15 permit that weigh
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Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said the
permit are thick on the reefs and wrecks offshore. He
said one of his people caught one that weighed in at 32
'We're using crabs to catch the permit," Salgado said.
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a 35-pound cobia last week on a pinfish."
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2,006 sq.ft. living area $440,000. Separately @ $227,900 each.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA 1700 model, turnkey furnished. $110,000.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL 2BR/2BA, golf course. $123,000.
LAUREL OAKS New 3BR/2BA, heated pool/spa. $268,000.
WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA, two fireplaces, much more. $379,000.
RIVERRIDGE LOT Northwest Bradenton, $89,000.
BAYSHORE CONDO Age restricted, near shopping. $32,900.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2.400 sq.ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established over 35 years.
GULFVIEW LOT 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
VACATION, SUMMER AND 2001 SEASONAL
GULFFRONT CONDOS (5400, Gulfsands, Sun Plaza West, Sea Pirates)
SHOMES: 3BR with 2-3 baths, heated pools, some canalfront.
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GIANT BEACH HOUSE SALE, Friday and Saturday,
May 26-27, 9am-3pm. Antiques, silver, furniture, 12-ft.
motorboat with trailer, 1989 Crown Victoria. Everything
must go. 873 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, May 27, 8am-noon. Great
girl's and ladies' clothing, household items, books, and
miscellaneous. 711 Binnacle Point, Emerald Harbor,
MOVING SALE: Monday, May 29, 8am. Wicker furni-
ture, area rugs, clothes, small furnishings and more.
114 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE: Saturday, May 27, 8am. Decorative
items, crafts and craft supplies. Great selections. 202
Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach.
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY garage sale. Saturday and Sun-
day, May 27-28, 9am-5pm. Original artwork by local
artist, hand-painted armoire, apartment size washer/
dryer, full-bed mattress set, books, clothing, household
and more. Corner of Holly and Poinsettia, Anna Maria.
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 8am. Miscellaneous and some
furniture. 621 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach.
"CRITTER SITTER," five years in pet care, 21 years as
Island residents. Tender loving care for your pets, with
in-home visits. 778-6000.
NISSAN SENTRAXE 1990, runs perfect, air condition-
ing. $2,250. 795-0114,
LOOKING FOR DEPENDABLE, economical, clean
auto for $1,500 or less. 779-1204.
1983 DODGE RAM work van. Runs, rusty, good tires.
$300. View at West Coast Refrigeration, 5347 Gulf
Drive #4, Holmes Beach, 778-9622.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
S i Coast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical set-
ting with lush landscaping. Three decks, cathedral
ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom carpeting, boat
KEY ROYALE "500"
2BR/2BA waterfront home with beautiful views.
Ceramic tile, central vac system, caged heated pool,
boat lift, direct access to Tampa Bay, oversized
double garage, excellent area. $425,000.
Unique waterfront condo with a Florida lifestyle.
Choice of carpet, 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.
Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
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.
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo, pool. tennis $825
Sandy Pointe Condo, 2BR/2BA, pool, waterview, $1,000
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week / $1500 month
Open 7 Days a Week
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
-lolmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
DIVING SERVICE: Underwater boat maintenance, hull
and props cleaned. Monthly contract available. Certified
diver. Call 778-8370.
BOAT SLIP RENTAL, Seaside Gardens near 63rd
Street boat ramp. Call 941-778-5719.
BOAT OWNERS: I will "baby-sit" your boat. Mature
lady/veteran cruiser will customize services to meet
your needs. References available. 739-6591.
1973 VALKRIE 26-ft. sailboat. As is, needs work. Cell
504-7381, home 778-7168.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you inter-
ested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island? Get in-
volved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
BURNS SECURITY, SIX security officers needed for
Bradenton and Longboat Key. 331-2500 for job infor-
BARTENDERS AND SERVERS needed.Full and part
time. Buccaneer Inn, 383-5565.
SOUS CHEF and line cook. Full and part time. Bucca-
neer Inn. 383-5565.
E mail: email@example.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
BAY VIEW 2BR/1.5BA immaculate updated home with
ceramic tile throughout. Family room, Florida room, huge
utility room, 10 feet by 6 feet 5 inches walk-in closet, work-
shop, fenced yard with tropical landscaping, sprinkler sys-
tem with irrigation meter and open floor plan. Reduced to
$215,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
COCONUTS CONDO 1BR/1BA condo in small eigh-
teen-unit Gulffront complex. End, ground-floor unit on
the courtyard. On-site management, heated pool, ex-
cellent rental history. $120,000 furnished turnkey. Call
Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
VILLAGE GREEN Immaculate 2BR/2BA villa on cul-
de-sac. Glass enclosed Florida room, spacious eat-in
kitchen with ceramic tile floor and domed ceiling, large
utility room, one-car garage. $102,000. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
LOTS OF LOTS
PERICO SHORES Four single-family lots available,
$79,000 to $104,900. Call Judy or Darcie Duncan
HOLMES BEACH Lot within walking distance of
beach. $75,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
GULFFRONT LOT Pristine Gulffront property on the
north end of Anna Maria. $800,000. Call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves.
COMMERCIAL LOT Prime commercial corner lot on
Manatee Avenue at gateway to new Sandpile.
$225,000. Call Clarke Williams 744-0700 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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WANTED: MOTIVATED SALES associate for real es-
tate office in high-traffic location. Commissions nego-
tiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.
HOUSEKEEPER for bea6h motel on Anna Maria Is-
land. Good wages and tips. Paid vacation, health insur-
ance available. Apply Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm. Blue
Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, energetic,
non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train. 778-6335.
WORKING MOM NEEDS live-in housekeeper. Free room
and board. Evenings and weekends off. Charming house,
getting messy! Please call after 6pm. 779-0999.
MAINTENANCE MAN for private resort. Full or part
time. Salary open. Phone 778-2353.
CASHIERS NEEDED full and part time. Flexible shifts.
Apply Circle K, 2513 Gulf Dr., 778-4310, or Circle K,
100 Gulf Dr., 778-7605.
ROTTEN JOBS AVAILABLE. Rotten Ralph's is looking
for kitchen help. No experience necessary. Apply in
person or call 778-3953.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
'LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hardware,
Software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
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
oriented cleaning, references, free estimates, weekly,
bi-weekly. Call Laurie at 795-1225 or Linda at 794-
TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. We
don't cut corners, we clean corners. Dependable, af-
fordable, honest, insured. 750-4772.
PIANO TEACHER has openings for beginning stu-
dents. Will teach in your home. Cliff, 776-2633.
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING, weekly and bi-weekly
schedules now available. Start your summer off right
and let me do the dirty work. Call today for a free esti-
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, 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
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 installa-
tion. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irriga-
tion and pest control service. Everything Under the Sun
Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
S then call the Real Estate Professional
willing to go the "EXTRA MILE"
for you! When you demand
.: >excellence in Real Estate Service
Richard Freeman BUYING OR SELLING
REACH RICHARD FOR RESULTS!!
Call me 1st
.. . 778-6066 1-800-865-0800
"I've been selling the Island successfully for more than ten years."
Friday, May 26 10 AM (Preview 9:00 AM)
2101 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach
ANNA MARIA ISLAND WALK TO BEACH 4BR/2BA
(Directions: Route 64 to West to Gulf Drive, south to 21st Street, east to Avenue B)
GREAT LOCATION, WALK TO BEACHES Spacious 4BR/2BA, fully upgraded, huge eat-in
kitchen with quality appliances and cabinets. Quiet area. No minimum bidl
Call for complete information package
HERITAGE AUCTIONEERS INC. (800) 241-9128
Raymond T. Treco, Auctioneer/Broker, Licensed Real Estate Brokerage
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 779-1529.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and
insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul_.,
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free esti-
mates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118) 778-
3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Fumiture repair. Danish crafts-.
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge
Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589, #PE0020374.
Insured. Call 720-0794.
ISLAND MOTEL & APARTMENTS
Exclusive Anna Maria location zoned for nightly rentals. Two
pools, spa and full kitchens in a tropical paradise. Steps to the
white sandy beach. Excellent rental history. Offered at $725,000.
Ann Martin 953-7717
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
(941)388-4447 61 S. Blvd. of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236
fZAN MAXON r .EAL ESTATE. NC. a r97o
:mles and Rentals
on Anna Maria Island
800-5o6-9666 (941) 778-2507
941) 48\V\V\V\/F630 .AMAXo630ALE.sTATCe Brok
(941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker
PRIME CANALFRONT 3BR pool home. Light,
bright, open floor plan. Private master suite on
entire 2nd floor. Catch the breezes on lovely
caged deck overlooking pool area and wide
canal. Walk to beach. Reduced. $499,999.
Cynthia Darnell 349-0358. 18455
ONCE IN A RARE while a home such as this will
appear on the market. A custom-built sixteen-
room executive home overlooking Sarasota Bay
with stunning kitchen, incredible master suite.
Guarded community. $950,000. Bob Hall 749-
5981 or www.floridahouse.net. 39871
VACANT WATERFRONT LOT 1.15 +/- acres on
Palma Sola Bay, one of the last remaining with
great elevation. Build your dream home on the
ground. 106.4 +/- ft. on water and 124.9 +/- ft. on
81st St. West. $295,000. Don Lewis 746-3200 or
THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ISLAND LIVING
Breathtaking view and a dock on the bay. Lush
tropical foliage envelopes five quaint restored
cottages. A short waterfront stroll to historic
area and pier. $1,500,000. Sandy Drapala 252-
1632 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618.
THIS GREAT FIND offers excellent value in the
well-maintained, active community of Highland
Lakes. Everything as your like it, with airy inte-
rior, volume ceilings and no care landscaping.
Reduced. $139,900. Carol Greenwald 758-6514.
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM to this very special
Colonial home. Corner lot, circular drive, two-car
garage. Tiled foyer, den, family room, bay win-
dow. Home warranty package. $179,900.
Colette Gerrish 720-4584. 41587
4400 MnateeAvenu West Bradeton, lorid 3420
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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
I A 1 We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
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NU GLAZE INDUSTRIES
Countertops Appliances Ceramic Tile
Kitchen Cabinets Lifetime guarantee!
Call 926-7127 for free estimate
Island Custom Tops
Complete Corian Counter Top Service
Dave Spicer 778-2010
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since-1986 761-8900
Free Estimates Fully Insured LIc.#Mco0105
SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
792-5685 Fax 795-4329
Gillian Busard, Financial Advisor
Le Mason, Wood Walker, Inc.
Member NYSE i Member SIPCm
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
1.Un ~ Replacement Doors and Windows
-U I Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
m Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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
From the Anna Maria City Pier is now at the
S' Sarasota Farmers Market (Main St.) Saturday
7 til Noon. Fossil, Shark Teeth, and Unique Jewelry
.. 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
S clients. Here's what just one had to say about us...
Nice job! Your outfit provides prompt professional service. A
Rarity. Many thanks." Katheryn Hunter Holmes Beach
'You have my personal
100 percent, no-risk guarantee.
I Jon Kent, Owner/Islander
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
778-2882 or 387-0607
5400 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
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.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
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 insured.
Phone 778-1610 or 778-5193.
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.
SCREEN REPAIRS, drywall repairs, painting, carpen-
try, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof repairs, all home
repairs. Low prices. 504-2027.
RAY CORDY CUSTOM PAINTING specializing in
stain, oil, and varnish finishes. Interiors, exteriors. Free
estimates. Homeowners ard contractors welcome.
Fully licensed and insured. Impeccable references.
Mobile 724-0520, office 953-5215.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets, non
smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week. 941-
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, cen-
tral air conditioning, washer/dryer. 2BR/1BA close to
beach. $2,000 month Nov.-April. $1,000 month May-
Oct. Weekly avAilable. 106 Church St., Bradenton
SUMMER COTTAGE, weekly, available. Close to Rod
and Reel Pier, North end of Island. 2BR/2BA. 778-7253.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA duplex, $800 month. Neat
and clean, nice area. 722-2742.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA, very nice neigh-
borhood, stroll to beach! Cathedral ceilings, new kitchen
and appliances, beautiful! Non-smokers preferred,
small pet considered, no dogs. $695 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, 11 am-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.
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 se-
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
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 season. No
pets, no smoking. 778-7107.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment close to beach
and shopping. Annual rental. $700 month, first, last and
security deposit. Available May 1. 795-7805.
SAN REMO CANALFRONT, 2BR/2BA house with
screened lanai, laundry and one-car garage. Unfur-
nished annual rental. $1,175 plus security. Available
now. Please call 795-7805.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/1.5BA duplex, appliances, no
pets. $700 per month. 778-0032.
ANNUAL RENTAL, Bradenton Beach. 2BR/1BA, new
carpet, covered parking, utility room, skylights. $650
month, first, last and deposit. 778-2043.
BEACHFRONT RENTAL: Holmes Beach near Shell's
restaurant. 2BR/1BA. Summer $850 month, $250
week. Weekend rates available. Call 813-264-0639 or
REMODELED HOLMES BEACH canal home. 2BR/
2BA, garage, dock, three blocks to beach. Annual,
$1,250 month plus deposit. 312-2432.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartments. Lovely fumished
interior, porch, sundeck. Vacation rental, weekly, monthly,
season. Great location, no pets. Owner, 778-3143.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, new kitchen,
large deck, washer/dryer. $800 month, first, last, secu-
rity plus utilities. No pets. 794-2947.
FREE BOATING BONUS with vacation rental. 3BR/
2BA, canalfront, dream kitchen, sleeps six. Bonus: free
private daysail with captain tojEgmont Key on 34-ft.
Morgan. Call Bruce at T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 941-
778-0807, 800-956-0807, email:tdy41 @aol.com.
BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to everything,
new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $525 to $675 week,
$1,500 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-4523 or 1-800-
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COMPLETE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REPAIRS AND REMODELING
Additions Kitchens Bathrooms Decks
Screened-in-rooms Porches Vinyl siding
Painting Roofing Free estimates
No Job is too Small Call 779-2025
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HOLMES BEACH, fully equipped 1BR/2BA apart-
ments. Steps from beach, cable, telephone, micro, ra-
dio, CD. Summer special, $695 plus tax for two weeks.
941-778-1098. Pets welcome.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one-half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no
smokers. Winter only. $2,700 month plus security.
Three-month minimum. 863-646-4233.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1 BR/1BA, one block to beach and
bay, close to shops, great location. $550 month, $300
deposit. 203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Avail-
able now. 813-258-2411.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/2BA. Appliances, washer/
dryer, close to beach, no pets. $800 month plus $1,000
deposit. 209 71st St., Holmes Beach. 778-8686.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA. Choice dates, April 2000-Jan. 2001. Deal direct
with owner. Frank, 716-454-7434.
LOVELY, FURNISHED BEACH house in Holmes
Beach. 1 BR, lanai, tropical paradise. Short or long term,
monthly lease. Non smoking. Reasonable. 921-0074.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK, great view, turkey fur-
nished or not, annual or seasonal, lots of amenities. $900.
Call Marilyn Betts, Bayshore Realty Inc., 758-5462.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. Central location,
fully fumished, 1 BR/1BA. $540 plus electric. Also, fur-
nished studio apartment, $450. 778-4044 or 725-1304.
1BR FURNISHED APARTMENT at Runaway Bay
available for six months. $650. Call Wagner Realty at
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to the beach. $725 per
month. Please call 778-5150.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Bayfront 2BR/2BA condo with pool
and tennis, $975 month. 2BR/2BA condo with pool, $750
month. Call Old Florida Realty Co., 778-6849.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay. Two-car ga-
rage, boat dock, utility room with washer/dryer and
much more. $1,300 per month. No pets. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for details.
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
LONGBOAT 2BR/1.5BA, carport, shed, on canal, dock,
near beach. No pets. $875. 941-383-9291.
ANNA MARIA, upgraded 2BR/2BA, garage, carport,
porch, elevated home. Mature adults, furnished or un-
furnished, no pets. $900 plus utilities. 778-5287.
HOLMES BEACH PIRATES DEN, heated pool, private.
$350-$450 week. Stones throw to beach. Weekend/
month, no pets. 778-4368.
ANNUAL DUPLEX, 3BR/2BA, central heat and air, near
beach, shade porch, upstairs, fenced yard. Available
now. $795 month, security, references. 778-7431.
QUIET NORTH END summer getaway. Extra-large
elevated lanai for cool breezes. 3BR/2BA beautifully
furnished. Call Isle Rentals at 779-2555.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or 800-
FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under construction 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.
KEY WEST ELEVATED 2BR/2BA, two blocks from
beach, covered deck, extra storage. $170,000. 2918
Ave. C. 778-0812.
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FSBO: Casco Dorado condo. Furnished 1 BR/1 BA, 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, charming furni-
ture/interior. Owner, 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH: Two ten-year old houses packaged
for quick sale. Perfect for family or friends. Immaculate!
Plus 1,500-sq. ft. building for storage, workshop or stu-
dio. Owner may finance or sell separately. Towne and
Shore Realty, 778-7980.
Rentals and Property Management with a Personal Touch!
Sue Carlson & Teresa Gallagher
941.779.2555 800.770.6057 www.islerentals.com
OWNERS! We don't have the largest
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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
MORE SPACE FOR THE money. Minutes to Anna
Maria with this 3BR/2BA with family room, two-car
garage villa. 2,150-sq. ft. No-flood zone. Move-in
ready, $145,000. Call Fred Flis Real Estate Mart,
CONDO FOR SALE: Bayshore Gardens, 1BR/1BA, fully
furished, new carpet, paint, refrigerator. Eight miles to
beach. $78 monthly fee. $24,900. 941-727-9129.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE, 3BR/2BA. $180,000.
LONGBOAT 2BR/2BA, carport, on canal, dock, near
beach. No pets. $129,900. 941-383-9291.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
A NAUTICAL DREAM
On the Grand Canal, this
3BR/2BA pool home was ex-
quisitely renovated inside and
out in 1999. An open free-
flowing floorplan separates
the master suite from the
guest wing. Multiple boats?
65-foot dock has boatlift, wa-
ter and electric. Xeriscaped
yards and automated pool
cleaner. So, just move right in
and enjoy the view. $449,000.
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.
New name. Still
"the best news."
3BR HOME, pool and apartment. Two-car garage,
new appliances, solar pool, large lanai, lots of tile,
skylights, fireplace. $225,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
GULFFRONT CONDO, 2BR/2BA, garage, spacious
rooms, eat-in kitchen, pool, tennis. Building in excel-
lent shape. $229,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
LARGE DUPLEX in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA and
1 BR/1BA, possible 2BR/1 BA with deeded dock, fam-
ily room and fireplace. Asking $224,900 or best offer.
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
Call Gayle Schulz and Liz
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agents who will assist you
with all of your Year 2000
rental and property needs.
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
SUNRISES AND INTRACOASTAL/BAY VIEWS
This two-year old, walled/gated, 3BR/2.5BA, elevated, Spanish
style home provides beautiful sunrises over the fntracoastal/Bay
and includes foam block construction, maple hardwood floors,
solid oak stairs, nine ft. six inch ceilings, European skin plaster
\alls, carved solid mahogany doors, Corian counters, Mexican
tile decks, solar heated pool, pergola in patio, dock/lift and much
more. This private setting provides everything for your water and
boating needs. A must see. $895,000. Call Alan Galletto or
Frank Davis at Island Real Estate
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WELL LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living near
the beach in a single family neighborhood at
an affordable price. This unique two-story
block construction duplex offers 2BR/1BA on
each floor with a delightful large shaded
backyard. Price of $235,000 includes new
roof and repainting as well as'other interior
upgrades. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
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
Mahpr/Dlavp .Ions 778-4800. MLS36165
RARE ELEVATED DUPLEX Just across
the street to Gulf beaches. 2BR/2BA with
washer and dryer hookups. Parking and
storage under building. $199,900. Ed
Oliveira 778-4800, 778-1751 eves.
LOWEST PRICED ISLAND HOME 3BR/
1 BA home one block to bay, two blocks to
beach. Handyman .special PRICED TO
SELL! Call lister for details Ed Oliveira
778-4800, 778-1751 eves. $124,900.
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Holmes Beach. 3BR/2.5BA, boat lift, 2,208 sfla,
Florida room, 1.5 car (289 sq. ft.) garage. All in
excellent or new condition for only$265,000. Reduced
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
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This home will sell quickly at $259,000.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 28,1-3 PM
Investment property that carries itself! Situated on
two platted 50 by 100 ft. lots, zoned R-4. One block
to the beach. Best buy on the Island at $199,000.
Broker Participation Welcome!
THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 24, 2000 0 PAGE 31
YOUR SOURCE FOR THE
BEST OF THE ISLANDS
Split plan 3BR/2BA home just min-
utes from a boat ramp, also has pri-
vacy fenced backyard, extra large-"
two-car garage, ceiling fans, tile,
wood deck. $147,000. IB45122.
GULF OF MEXICO DUPLEX.
Across the street from the Gulf of
Mexico, both units 2BR/1BA. Ce-
ramic tile floors, lots of possibilities
for rental or investment. $210,000.
DESIRABLE WEST BRADENTON.
3BR/2BAsplit floor plan in Village Green
with ceramic tile, ceiling fans, screened
porch, caged pool and two-car garage.
Only ten minutes to the beaches.
EXCEPTIONAL. Immaculate 2BR/
2BA home in a beautiful neighborhood
with a lovely pool in a tropical setting.
Close to everything, this Village Green
home should be #1 on your list of homes
to preview. $144,900. IB44636
5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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THIS LOVELY 3BR/2BA pool home is lo-
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two lots, zoned duplex. Screen lanai overlooks
16 by 32 ft. pool, large fenced backyard, two-
car garage with workshop. $339,000.
NEW TUSCANY STYLE HOME beau-
tiful 2BR/3BA plus den with solar heated pool.
Graciously appointed with 10 ft. ceilings, three-
piece crown moldings, hardwood floors, Mexi-
can tile and lush landscaping! $369,000.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!
Under renovation canalfront 4BR/2BA Is-
land home on large lot with pool and boat
dock. Perfect for boating families! $479,000
BIG BAY VIEWS! Anna Maria lot close to
resident walkway to beach and short walk to
shopping area. Build your island home on
this corner lot! $159,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOR beauty in Key
Royale! Spacious open design has a solid oak stair-
case leading to four bedrooms and three baths.
Fireplace, large caged pool overlooking gorgeous
water views with boat dock and davits. $509,900.
GREAT END UNIT on first floor with pleas-
ant water view. One of the rare end units with
no one above you. Bright and cheery with split
plan. Second bedroom can also be a den.
Covered carport at front door. $124,900.
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4BR/3BA house with over 3,000 sq.ft. Fix lawn/land-
scaping/pool and save big! $299,900. Nancy Fasel/
Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#44728
THE WATERWAY Desirable condo with spectacular
views! Uniquevalue, 2BR/2BA, glassed lanai. Won-
derful amenities, safe and secure, convenient location.
$134,900. Jim Vitale 778-2261. MLS#44245
TAMPA BAYFRONT Wells Bay Harbor 3BR/
2.5BA home with unobstructed view of Skyway
Bridge and St. Petersburg. Large two-car garage.
$549,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#38192
Cheryl Ann Shoultz
CEDARS EAST furnished 2BR/2.5BA townhome
with attached garage. New carpet, ceramic tile, paint.
Ten lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, pool. $199,900.
Noreen Roberts 778-2261. MLS#41301
$25,900 Willow Shores, Parrish, Tony
$59,900 Corner lot in Ellenton, Patty Stump.
$77,900 Peridia lakefront lot w/oaks, Rose
$195,000 NW Bradenton Palma Sola,
bayfront lot, Rose Schnoerr.
$275,000 Terra Ceia, 11.5 +/- acres,
$399,500 Bay Harbor, Anna Maria, Rose
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED RENTALS
Bradenton Beach 2/2, waterview
Lakebridge 3/2/2 villa, lakeview, com-
SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
Call Missy Laps 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123
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PLEASANT LIVING IN CORDOVA LAKES
2BR/2BA ranch-style home has family room, for-
mal dining, eat-in kitchen. Beautiful garden and
lawn. Tony Tiberini 778-2261. MLS#44421
RIVERDALE Luxurious waterfront home. 3BR/
2.5BA with huge master suite with office and exits
to widow walk overlooking the water. Caged pool.
$349,000. Tony Tiberini 778-2261. MLS#44774
TWO HOUSES ON 7.3 ACRES Lots of potential
and possibilities. 4.8 acres commercial and 2.5
acres residential. $319,900. Chard Winheim
Doug Newcomer Jan A. Schmidt Rose Schnoerr
Missouri Kansas City, MO Ohio
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