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Volume 8, no. 32, June 21, 2000 FREE
Summer plagued with restaurant closures
By Bonner Futch
Marina Bay restaurant closed its doors for good
Friday, June 16.
Rumors circulated that owner Bill Zallajust didn't
want to sink any more money into the failing operation.
Manager Patty Prudente told The Islander that she was
staying on to handle closing out the books and that
"Zalla fully intends to pay off his creditors."
Not so at The Reef restaurant on the Palma Sola
Causeway. Greer Kunkle opened in February 1999 at
the location which had housed the popular High Seas
restaurant in the early 1980s.
Following the High Seas, a number of operations
passed through including Down the Hatch, Zoomerz
Kunkle filed to keep his creditors at bay last year,
but his final days were preceded by the bankruptcy
court's order for liquidation just weeks ago.
Marina Bay restaurant was the top dining and
dancing spot on Anna Maria Island in the 1950s and
into the '70s when it was known throughout the Tampa
Bay area as Pete Reynard's Yacht Club Restaurant,
owned and operated by entrepreneur Pete Reynard and
Following Pete's death in 1975, Eleanor remarried
and with husband Tony Tatakis continued to run the res-
taurant until they sold the facility in 1988 to David Ritoff
and Rocky Carroll, who eventually renamed it Shucker's.
Shucker's defaulted on its loan from the Tatakises
and after purchasing the mortgage back at a foreclosure
sale on the courthouse steps in January 1994 it was
back to Pete Reynard's for a short time before they sold
to Zalla in May.
Zalla first took on a Crabby Bill's franchise and
when that failed in 1996, leased to Bob Gagne, who
operated the restaurant as Back Bay Steakhouse.
Following Gagne's failure, Zalla ventured on his
own, remodeled and hired a local staff to manage the
facility. A contest was held to rename the restaurant
and Marina Bay was the choice in August 1997.
Last reported, unconfirmed price tag on Marina
Bay: $3 million.
A "For Sale" sign went up quickly at The Reef,
which was reportedly emptied of furnishings.
The two restaurant closures have resulted in ap-
proximately 50 local workers being unemployed.
Also closed this year was Key West Willy's restau-
rant at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
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Holmes Beach follows suit,
joins Perico legal challenges
By David Futch
They're officially a team.
Holmes Beach city commissioners made it a triple
threat June 13. joining hands with Bradenton Beach
and Anna Maria in three legal challenges to Arvida
Co.'s proposed 868-unit project on Perico Island.
The three cities lent their support and clout to twov
legal maneuvers filed by the environmental group
According to ManaSota-88 chairman Gloria Rains.
her group wants the project stopped or at least scaled
back so that it meets Manatee County's comprehensive
land-use plan, which calls for one unit per acre on the
Holmes Beach also joined the other cities in an
appeal filed by "the Perico Eight," a group of eight Is-
land and county residents, in trying to intervene and get
the Florida Department of Community Affairs to throw
out amendments to Bradenton's comprehensive plan.
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Bradenton filed the amendments so it could legally
approve the project. However, the city council gave its
OK to the Arvida plans prior to the DCA giving its
approval to the amendments the city wanted.
At the June 13 meeting in Holmes Beach, Commis-
sioner Don Maloney wondered why the city took so
long to join the fray.
"I can't believe we have to have any more discus-
sion about it," Maloney told commissioners as the
meeting started. Commissioners Pat Geyer and Roger
Lutz were absent.
Vice chairman Rich Bohnenberger mirrored
"We'd be remiss in our duty not to take action," he
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole said he was
glad the three cities could get along.
"People think I'm against development. I'm not.
I'm for responsibility," Cole said. "We have a respon-
sibility to evacuate people safely off this Island. I'm not
sure whether I should buy people water wings. I can't
envision an evacuation route that won't be jammed.
"And don't tell me Palma Sola Causeway won't be
flooded. We have a serious evacuation problem out
here. We have lives at risk here."
From the beginning, elected officials of the three Is-
land cities, ManaSota-88 and a host of other county resi-
dents have criticized the Arvida project because it will
dump hundreds more cars onto two-lane Manatee Av-
On busy beach days, traffic backs up for miles on the
causeway and Island roadways. A bad storm or hurricane
could lead to a fatal gridlock during evacuation.
Island officials believe putting more cars on Mana-
tee Avenue will jam people up trying to get off the Is-
ManaSota-88, which is the lead group in the law-
suits against Bradenton, and Island officials also op-
pose the project on the grounds there will be 10-story
buildings along a shoreline where none now exist.
There are environmental concerns as well such as
stormwater runoff onto grass flats that are prime fish-
ing spots for snook, redfish and trout.
By Paul Roat
Maybe the third time will be charmed for an
Manatee County commissioners Tuesday
unanimously approved application to the Florida
Department of Transportation for a grant to have
rubber-wheeled trolley buses run the length of the
As proposed by Fred Loveland, director of the
Manatee County Community Services Department,
the trolley buses would operate seven days a week,
from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The buses would have a 20-minute "headways"
during the day, 30 minutes early in the morning and
in the evening. Headway is the time between trol-
leys at appointed trolley stops.
"It would be a very high level of service,"
Cost of the trolleys would be borne by the DOT
grant, with matching funds being provided through
the operation of the existing Manatee County Area
Transit bus service to the Island.
Loveland said the DOT grant would provide $1
million annually, with the county contribution
$219,000. The funding includes the purchase of rub-
ber-wheeled trolleys, constructing shelters on the
route and the full operation. No funding is being
sought for the trolley system from the Island cites.
County Commissioner Pat Glass urged commis-
sioners to support the project. "We need to pursue
this with great vigor," she said.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has been
pushing the idea of a trolley for years, however, her
first pursuit was shot down in 1998 when the three
Island cities declined to fund any portion of the
project. The second time the grant was not sought
when opposition to funding from the Island cities
became too heated.
Private enterprise got involved for a time in
1995, offering two trolley tours a day from north
Anna Maria at Rotten Ralph's to St. Armands Circle
south of Longboat Key. But what Trolley Systems
of America offered was not a substitute for transpor-
tation to and from locations.
Its routes were often canceled without notice in
lieu of charter business and there was no ride back
if you left the morning trolley and missed the after-
TSA canceled its Island tours after announcing
summer cutbacks in August 1998. They still provide
charters and a popular alternative to transporting
wedding guests to and from the beach.
Snes Beac battery, theft
A June 12 incident involving a pot of chili has re-
sulted in a warrant for Jason Daniel Wayo, 22, no
known address, charging him with burglary, grand theft
and .I r.i ...ied battery.
It all began when Duwayne Dzibinski, his wife Judy
and their daughter returned to their home on 70th Street
in Holmes Beach. There was an unknown car in the drive-
way, and Dzibinski went to the back of the house to in-
vestigate while his wife and daughter stayed out front.
According to police, Wayo burst out the front
door, knocking the two females to the ground. He
raced to his car, jumped in and backed into the man's
car trying to escape.
Dzibinski ran around the house toward Wayo
while Judy, waiting with their dinner, dumped her pot
of chili on the car hood, then tossed the pot into the car.
Wayo gunned the car, striking the Dzibinski, who
ended up with a broken elbow and knee injuries.
The house was ransacked and jewelry was missing.
With the help of a tag number from Dzibinski's daughter,
Wayo was identified and an arrest warrant issued charg-
ing him with burglary, grand theft and aggravated battery.
Wayo is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 pounds,
with brown hair possibly dyed blond, and brown eyes.
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 21, 2000 U PAGE 3
Holmes Beach molester sentenced Meetin s
A judge has sentenced a Bradenton man to 30 years
in prison for sexually battering two young girls in
Holmes Beach last summer.
James T. Straitwell, 30, of Bradenton, was sen-
tenced to serve at least 25 years without possibility of
parole in his 30-year prison term. When released, he
will be on probation for 17 years, according to Holmes
Beach Detective Sgt. Nancy Rogers.
Straitwell twice entered unlocked vacation
condominiums on the beach, taking the mothers' purses
and sexually battering female children, ages 14 and 9.
The first incident occurred in the 7100 block of
Gulf Drive on July 9, 1999, and the second occurred
in the 5600 block of Gulf Drive on Aug. 8, 1999. In
Former publisher recalls
Former newspaper publisher Ellen (Brackin)
Marshall says Kent Chetlain didn't research his article on
the incorporation of Holmes Beach thoroughly enough.
"If he'd checked at the main library, he'd have
found bound copies of the Anna Maria Key News from
1951 with a report I wrote on the results of the meet-
ing held at the school cafeteria when the mid-Island
city was named," she said.
"I likened the event to a shotgun wedding in my
story," Marshall recalled. "From my seat in the back of the
room, the two factions, for and against incorporating, had
seated themselves on either side of the room and you could
just imagine shotguns laid across their laps.
"The folks on the right were for incorporating and
the folks on the left were against it, but the left side
wasn't called upon to speak and it passed."
In last week's Chetlain column "Along the Beaches,"
which repeated from the 1970s, Marshall was mentioned
but her version of the meeting was not offered. Chetlain
referred to the lack of results from the election which fol-
lowed the city's incorporation, as Marshall's Key News
had ceased publication just weeks before.
both cases, Straitwell
threatened the victims'
families with information
obtained from the stolen .
The charges against "
him include sexual battery
by someone over 19 to a
child under 12, sexual bat-
tery with threats, two counts
of burglary with battery, Straitwell
two counts of handling a
child in a lewd and lascivious manner and two counts
of petty theft.
An error in translation of files resulted in the
listing of August 1999 real estate sales in the June,
14 issue of The Islander.
We regret any inconvenience to sellers, buy-
ers and market analysts as a result.
LBK police arrest
plumber in murder
Longboat Key Police arrested a Sarasota plumber
June 16 and charged him with the second-degree mur-
der of a prominent Sarasota theater director.
James L. Brown, 57, was found beaten with as
many as 60 stab wounds in his north Longboat Key
home on June 8 after an out-of-town friend reported
concern for his whereabouts.
Longboat Police arrested Jameson Smith, 2180
Ninth St., Sarasota, alleging a bloody fingerprint on a
lamp next to Brown's decomposing body at his home,
580 Linley St., matched file fingerprints of Smiths.
Police also found bloody footprints around
Brown's body that matched the size of Smith's shoe.
Police reported they found Brown's car abandoned
Anna Maria City
June 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting to con-
sider emergency services contract, pier lease, update
Spring Avenue project, first reading on "Lead Line"
and "Stormwater" ordinances, P&Z recommenda-
tion on April Lane variance request and a Code En-
forcement Board appointment.
June 26, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning commission
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
June 21,6:30 p.m., joint city commission-planning and
zoning commission meeting on land development code
June 22, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting -
June 23, 8 a.m., city commission work session on pro-
posed land development code changes.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
June 22, 2 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
June 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
June 29, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
* June 21,7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Holmes Beach City Hall CANCELED.
* June 26, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, New
College Campus, Sarasota.
eight blocks from where Smith lived.
Smith, 25, denied the homicide and told police he had
been working on the plumbing at Brown's home. Smith
worked for a Sarasota plumbing company, police said.
Smith has been convicted of seven felonies in the past,
mostly burglary and theft charges, according to police.
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Bradenton Beach crosswalk decision Monday
By Paul Roat
Come Monday, Islanders should know whether or
not another traffic light will be installed on Gulf Drive.
Representatives of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization meet Monday to approve a
five-year transportation plan for the two-county area.
Within the plan is a proposal for a pedestrian-triggered
crossing light at Ninth Street North in Bradenton Beach.
The $94,625 crosswalk will allow pedestrians to push
a button to signal the traffic light to change from green to
red, halting cars to allow walkers to cross Gulf Drive.
The crosswalk is proposed to be built in fiscal year
2000-01, and Florida Department of Transportation en-
gineers have already been talking to Bradenton Beach
officials about locating utility lines to install the new
Mayor Gail Cole has been opposed to the light and
said he intends to ask the MPO to redirect the funds
elsewhere in the city. Failing that, he will request the
project be dropped.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, who also
serves as chair of the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, has requested the pedestrian crosswalk
signal be removed from the five-year work plan.
"I am asking the City of Bradenton Beach recon-
sider this light and remove it from the plan," she wrote
in a letter to all Island officials.
"The only logical solution to assist the traffic back
and forth across the street is to have the state put a pe-
destrian crossing at that site. Holmes Beach has in-
stalled new pedestrian crosswalks approved by DOT
that are very easy to see due to the reflective material
being used now."
The idea of crosswalks along Gulf Drive was
broached several years ago by the Bradenton Beach
Civic Association. Engineers with the DOT studied
traffic patterns and agreed pedestrian and traffic pat-
terns warranted crosswalks at both the Cortez Road and
Ninth Street North intersections on Gulf Drive.
However, the signalized pedestrian crosswalk
came as a surprise to the city commission and Police
Chief Sam Speciale.
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Special said what was expected were pavement
markings and a flashing yellow light informing motor-
ists that pedestrians may want to cross the street.
"Traffic will come to a stop, and during the sea-
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DOT spokesman Gene O'Dell confirmed that there
A new restaurant should be up and running by Feb-
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The Bradenton Beach City Commission last week
unanimously approved the Gazebo restaurant at 800 Gulf
Drive N., site of the former Trader Jack's Restaurant.
Owners Wendy and George Kokolis have owned the
property for 14 years. They plan to build a 156-seat res-
taurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the west
side of Gulf Drive. The elevated restaurant will have park-
ing under the building with a dining room on the second
floor and a lounge on the third floor. Forty-four seats will
be on outside decks overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
Emily Anne Smith, with the design firm of Eatman
& Smith, said the first floor of will total almost 3,000
square feet, including porches. The second floor will en-
compass almost 1,000 square feet.
"It will be the most magnificent view on the Island
from the bar," Smith said.
The building will be of a classic revival design, she
said, with "an understated use of the land. It's 32-feet deep
and 101-feet long. It's very much to human scale without
crowding the land."
Smith said there will be "10 times the amount of land-
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and bike paths and dunes, sea oats and benches."
Parking will exceed city requirements, she said, with
about 35 parking spaces on the restaurant side of the prop-
erty and another 25 parking spaces in lots to the east of the
Gazebo across Gulf Drive.
Smith added that the restaurant will greatly benefit the
city coffers. She said with permit fees, licenses and taxes
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would be a full stop of traffic at both locations on Gulf
Drive with the proposed pedestrian crosswalks.
O'Dell said "painting stripes on the road will not
provide safety for pedestrians."
The MPO meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday,
June 26, at Sudakoff Hall on the New College Campus
of the University of South Florida in Sarasota.
the Gazebo is projected to provide more than $41,000 in
revenue to the city in the first year of operation.
Tom Chippain, owner of the Gulf Drive Cafe just
north of the Gazebo, said he was in favor of the project.
"It will beautify and improve Gulf Drive," he said, add-
ing "my concern is parking. We share the parking on the
east side, and every Saturday and Sunday every parking
space is used."
Resident James Royals said there is an "over-density
of restaurants in the area, The old High Seas Restaurant
on Palma Sola Causeway is bankrupt again and Key West
Willy's is closed."
Since the meeting, Marina Bay restaurant in Holmes
Beach has closed.
Resident Marian Robles favored the restaurant. "The
restaurant owners have their hearts in the city," she said,
"and we need to beautify that part of the city."
City commissioners addressed three aspects of the
project, approving the off-site parking on the east side of
Gulf Drive, approving open-air dining with no entertain-
ment after 10 p.m., and approving the major development
of the property.
Building official Roger Titus said still to come are
sign-offs from a variety of state agencies as well as his
office. "No permits have been issued," Titus said Monday.
He added that state approvals are required from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the
health department, Florida Department of Business and
Professional Regulation's hotel/restaurant division and
from the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
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Anna Maria parking tickets irk former police chief
Snooks Adams said he got "real pissed off" when
he drove away. from Snooks Adams Kids Day, the an-
nual event named for him to help kids celebrate sum-
mer at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria Saturday.
Right down the street from the pavillion and the
Privateers' event headquarters aboard its boat/float,
Adams observed one of the city's deputies either writ-
ing a warning or a ticket.
He says, "Either way, I'm pissed off about it."
Adams is a former deputy and for a time he was the
only patrol officer for the entire Island. He was the first
chief of the Holmes Beach Police Department, serving
16 yeafs before retirement in 1978.
He says Anna Maria needs to do something to ei-
ther change its parking ordinance or direct its deputies
to take more consideration for people supporting com-
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he con-
firmed that no tickets were issued at the event, although
there may have been "warnings." However, he mistak-
enly inquired at city hall about parking over the week-
end at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, not
about the Bayfront Park location.
Assistant City Clerk Andy Dusseau confirmed
there were approximately 10 tickets issued Saturday in
the vicinity of Bayfront Park, but remarkably none
Deadline near for personal butterfly bricks
The deadline is June 30 for forms to be submit-
ted for the first personalized bricks in the Public
Butterfly Garden being developed at the Holmes
Beach City Hall.
Nancy Ambrose, who chairs the program for
the garden, said individuals, organizations and
businesses may purchase personalized bricks to
help defray costs of establishing and maintaining
the garden at 5801 Marina Drive.
She organized the garden drive for the
Manasota Chapter-North American Butterfly As-
Ambrose said there are virtually unlimited
bricks available for personalizing to be installed in
the garden's courtyard area. The cost is $40 for two
personalized lines of 14 words each to be put on a
brick, $50 for three lines.
The forms to arrange for a personalized brick
are available at Ginny's Antiques and Art, 5600
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; Geraldson's Farms,
107 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach; The Is-
lander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach;
Chapae, 101 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City;
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5337
Richard Palmer presents a check for two bricks to
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; Holmes Beach City
Hall; and Robyn's Nest, 7427 Manatee Ave. W.,
were recorded near the Center during the Fishing the
Islands tournament events on Friday and Sunday.
Copies of tickets are handed over daily to the city
by deputies, but according to Dusseau, warnings are
not included in the deputies' paperwork.
Manatee County Sheriff s Office contracts with the
city for police services, with Sgt. Jim Tillner serving as
one of two supervisors for the Island deputies. Tillner
said the city has yet to address special waivers for
"We try to ignore certain things, but sometimes we
can't do anything. If we get complaints, we have to do
something," Tillner said.
AED credited for
Belvie S. Elder of Bradenton has a team of
firefighters to thank for her survival from what was first
assumed to be a fatal crash.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue personnel answered
a call at a vehicle crash last week at 59th Street West
and Manatee Avenue in Bradenton when an Emer-
gency Medical Seirices unit was committed to another
WMFR personnel evaluated the 47-year-old
woman, who was in cardiac arrest, and utilized their
Automatic External Defibrillator to shock her heart
Capt. Ernie Cave reported Elder was converted to
a life-sustaining rhythm just as EMS arrived to perform
advanced life support procedures. EMS transported
Elder to Blake Medical Center, where she is recover-
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Unity for the sake
Island officials have- been crowing about how
they've come together in a show of unity to block the
planned 898-unit Perico Island development just across
the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
"We've never been more united than in this effort,"
we heard them say.
Unfortunately, the unity they focused toward
Bradenton and Arvida Co. seems to have distracted
The first meeting this hurricane season of the Is-
land Emergency Operation Center had the fire chief
and one Holmes Beach City Commissioner in atten-
dance for about five minutes before they went back
to work due to a lack of a quorum.
Monday's Island Transportation Planning Organi-
zation wasn't much better. Only alternates from
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach attended and there
was no Anna Maria representative.
OK, you say, -so it's not that big a thing to miss a
couple meetings. What's the big deal?
These were pretty important meetings.
The Island's three cities, after years of squabbling,
finally have cooperated on post-disaster re-entry tags
for residents and businesses. We would have thought
a lively discussion about how to attract residents to get
tags before a disaster ensues, but not.
The Island's three cities, after years of squabbling,
appear to be on the way to getting an Island-wide, ef-
ficient trolley bus service at little or no cost to Is-
landers. We would have thought a lively discussion
about support for Manatee County's funding applica-
tion would have ensued, but not.
In the past 25 or so years of watching Island antics
we've noticed that most of the "unity" on the Island has
occurred when the Island communities are angry about
something brought on by outside forces. Dual taxation
by the county. Florida Department of Transportation
megabridge proposals. Beach nourishment. Perico Is-
The rest of the time the Island cities spend consid-
erable time sniping at each other, and the togetherness
they once shared goes out to sea until the next off-Is-
We just hope they're not ignoring the forest to
count the leaves on the trees.
Island leaders should remember that there are a lot
of little things that need attention ON the Island as well
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Construction on recreational
lands raises questions
The article in the June 14 issue of The Islander,
"Residents end fight against beach construction," only
tells part of the story.
Mr. and Mrs. Kabris were issued a permit to build
a pool, a 30-foot cabana and storage unit. This struc-.
ture will be located on recreational land, nestled into
sea oats, beach dunes and grasses.
We were advised by the Holmes Beach City Com-
mission they would take steps to prevent further build-
ing on recreational lands. How can we hold them to this
promise? The Holmes Beach city attorney questioned
the validity of rights, as they are stated in our deeds.
My deed was granted to Frederick Hutchinson and
wife Patricia by J.E. Holmes Sr. and wife Maud. J.E.
Holmes was the land developer of this area.
This recreational land issue is not an isolated case.
The residents of 79th Street, Holmes Beach, have also
sought legal advice about their land rights, which are in
If any recreational lands are permitted to be built
on, pools, cabanas, storage rooms etc., the entire
beachfront will be vulnerable, and it would certainly
affect the value of properties.
Mr. Kabris' attorney has been advised by a fellow
property owner on 75th Street that he will continue to
fight for the rights spelled out in his deed.
How valid are our deeds?
Don't the covenants and restrictions go with the
land when recreational lands are sold or traded?
Do we have to go to court?
Patsy Hutchinson, Holmes Beach
Even attentive people duped
You wrote an editorial a while back saying all of
us should have been more interested during
Bradenton's annexation of Perico Island. If we had, we
could have quite possibly nipped Arvida/Bradenton's
898 units and 10 high-rises in the bud.
I want you to know I paid attention. During the
annexation process I called Island-resident Jerry West,
Bradenton's planning director and subsequently the top
dog at all the hearings favoring Arvida, and directly
asked him what Bradenton intended to do with Perico?
He assured me Bradenton would never allow high-rise
development on Perico Island.
Now I realize he either lied to me or was ignorant
and unaware of what Bradenton planned for this pris-
tine area an area about to be destroyed by high-rises,
compliments of the City of Bradenton.
So don't feel bad, even those of us who paid atten-
tion during th6 anfnexatib6 were duped.
We all need to help the courageous eight citizens
who filed the petition to challenge Bradenton's ap-
proval of this overdevelopment. The impact to daily
traffic, evacuation and even parking on Anna Maria
Island are just a few reasons.
I understand the petitioners' goal is $75,000. The
money is for an attorney and expert witnesses. Join me
and make out a check to Perico Island Legal Fund and
mail it to Palma Sola Park Association, 608
Montezuma Drive, Bradenton FL 34209.
Barbara Lacina, Hohnes Beach
Commissioner should visit
his own back yard
It was nice to see (Manatee County) Commis-
sioner Stan Stephens at the Holmes Beach city com-
mission meeting on June 14. His statement was "As
you know, everybody in Manatee County wants to
go to our beautiful sandy beaches."
Well, I don't know the last time Mr. Stephens ven-
tured to Coquina Beach, but it is far from beautiful. The
bathrooms are atrocious, the picnic areas are run down
and the beach area hasn't had a beach rake on it for a
long time. I wrote a letter to the commissioners three
years ago citing the same complaints.
So please, Mr. Stephens, take care of your own
back yard before you make any request of the city.
Joseph F. Mammina, Bradenton
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Island turtle poachers 'just plain spooky'
By Jim Hanson
The Island's first case in four years of poachers loot-
ing sea turtle nests has Turtle Watchers looking over their
shoulders as they walk the beaches in the dark of night and
All three cases were within a quarter-mile stretch of
beach between 65th and 79th streets, said Suzi Fox, who
holds the state sea turtle preservation permit for Anna
In one incident, all of the 100 or more Ping-Pong-ball
sized eggs were taken and the nest left open. A second nest
was dug up and a few eggs were left on top of the sand.
Fox's volunteers decided to leave the rest of the nest alone
and so, they aren't sure if any eggs remain. The third was
tampered with, but not as much as the second.
"It doesn't seem to be malicious mischief," said Fox.
"It's just plain spooky. People sleeping in homes 50 yards
away while the marauding goes on makes it spookier."
She will meet this week with her volunteers to decide
whether to remove the stakes that mark nest locations, in
order for volunteers to know where to set protective cages
when hatching time nears. The cages keep baby turtles
from being lured inshore by lights, rather than following
their instincts to the sparkling sea.
Anna Maria is not alone. Siesta Key this week re-
ported two looted-nests on Turtle Beach, with eggs re-
Fox said all the raided nests had incubated 30 days
and they will be removing dates from all nest markers.
This is the first successful poaching on the Island
since a similar incident four years ago at the north end.
There have been "some curious hands poking around" in
nests, Fox said, and last year a couple of women were
getting into a nest when Turtle Watchers saw them and
chased them until they disappeared. Plus, each year, there
is vandalism by raccoons and the occasional dog.
On the bright side of the turtle nesting season, the Is-
land is ahead of last year with 110 nests tallied by this
week. "We get half a dozen or so every night now," Fox
said. "That will last until the middle of July, when it tapers
Mother loggerheads, returning to the beaches of their
birth, made 243 incubating nests on Anna Maria Island
beaches last year. That adds up to 25,000 baby turtles.
... and turtle protectors honored at Capitol
The area's top sea turtle protectors were honored
along with others at a ceremony last week in the state
Capitol in Tallahassee.
Singled out for recognition among Turtle Watch vol-
unteers were Suzi Fox, who holds the state turtle protec-
tion permit for Anna Maria Island, and Jerris Foote, Mote
Marine Laboratory turtle scientist and leader of the
Sarasota County preservation program.
The ceremony stressed a resolution adopted by the
Governor and Cabinet honoring "the hard work and dedi-
cation of the state's marine turtle permit holders," who are
permitted to monitor the reptiles' nesting beaches. The
resolution, sponsored by State Treasurer Bill Nelson, also
proclaimed June through October as Turtle Protection
Months. That coincides with the sea turtle nesting season,
now well under way on Anna Maria's beaches as well as
others around the state.
More than 90 percent of all sea turtle nesting in
America takes place on Florida beaches, the resolution
noted. And Fox noted in turn that Anna Maria sand incu-
bates some 25.000 baby turtles each year.
Permit holders head the local efforts of thousands of
volunteers, mostly through Turtle Watch, which Fox
heads on Anna Maria. They "walk countless miles and
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donate thousands of hours during marine turtle nesting
season to protect and document nests," Nelson said.
The two local permit holders got a rare dividend af-
ter the Capitol meeting. Fox said she and Foote went with
Jack Rudloe of the Bureau of Protected Species to his
aquarium near Tallahassee and helped release back into
the Gulf of Mexico a Kemp's Ridley that he had treated
Fox mark a
honored by the
- protect sea
for injuries from fishing line. "It was the first healthy
Kemp's I've ever seen," Fox said.
A surprise was their reception among the government
people in the capital city. "Not long ago if you mentioned
endangered species in Tallahassee, they'd push you down
the steps," she said. "Now it's appreciated as an important
part of life."
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So says mighty pirate Kyle Grosser, 4 1/2, swashbuckling for the judges in the
line-up of the best-dressed-little pirate contest for kids under age 5.
With many thanks to the man who started it all ...
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the event he started in the 1950s Kids Day. The Privateers took over in the
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Snooks became a day of fun, games, prizes and food and drinks at the beach
with the Privateers. Adams makes a special appearance each year and offers
donations collected from his friends to offset costs. Hot dogs, pizza and sodas
were free for kids, with donations accepted from adults for the same fare.
Saturday's event featured lots of remembrances for Adams, who, while seated in
the pavilion, was greeted by appreciative parents and grandparents with tales of
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Players' 52nd season
Tickets are on sale now for the Island Players 52nd
season, and theater lovers had better get moving be-
cause the tickets sell out very fast every year.
They may be obtained, for $50 for all five plays or
$12 per presentation, from Lois Biel at 778-3094 or at
Post Office Box 2059, Anna Maria City, FL 34216.
Theater goers who had season tickets last year will
have first call on renewing their last year's seating, she
said. Biel, who chairs the Players Box Office Commit-
tee, said credit cards and checks are acceptable but she
prefers not to receive cash.
She will mail the tickets when they arrive at the
theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. They've
been ordered and are expected to be on hand by early
July, she said.
Island Players' President Marilyn Moroni said,
"For our 52nd year, we feel we have put together a
varied program that will be greeted with enthusiasm by
our patrons." The 2000-01 season's program:
Dearly Departed, by David Bottrell and Jessie
Jones, Oct. 13-22. Auditions July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
The death of the patriarch of the Turpin clan uncov-
ers a multitude of problems among his progeny. The
surviving Turpins can provide a classic example for
any domestic problem imaginable. The need to ar-
range and pay for his funeral strains their resources,
emotional and financial, to the limit. Friends and
neighbors help, and add chaos. Set in the rural South,
the doings leading up to the funeral "can only be
described as hilarious," said Moroni.
Divorce Southern Style, by Jennifer Jarrett, Dec.
1-10. Auditions Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Divorced 15 years,
lonely and low on cash, Eleanor Bander sets out to snag
her ex-husband, whose second wife has died. She uses
their daughter's imminent marriage, which seems less
imminent to the daughter, to lure him. Husband Walter
arrives and all goes well. Neighbors get involved and
there is a surprise birthday party. It is all lighthearted
and gay, with Walter agreeable and Eleanor having to
decide where to go from there.
As Bees in Honey Drown, by Douglas Carter
Beane, Jan 19-Feb. 4. Auditions Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Evan Wyler is savoring the success of his first novel
when he finds Alexa Vere de Vere, or vice versa. They
agree he should write the screenplay of her life. Spend
time with me, she says, and you'll learn all you need
to know. Just as he gets revved up and feels he has be-
come, according to the media, the hot-young-thing-of-
the-moment, she disappears.
Sunshine Boys, by Neil Simon, March 16-April 1.
Auditions Jan. 21,7:30 p.m. Performing as a vaudeville
team for 43 years, Al Lewis and Willie Clark came to
dislike each other so much that for the 11 years since
the breakup they have managed to avoid each other
almost completely. Now CBS wants them to appear
together in a TV "History of Comedy." Both put in a
valiant effort to rehearse, but still cling to their es-
Tribute, by Bernard Slade, May 11-20. Auditions
March 18, 7:30 p.m. Scottie is everybody's friend, full
of gags but irresponsible. At 51, told he is dying, he has
to think more seriously than usual. Despite this, he
makes light of his situation when dealing with others.
He finally gets serious when confronted by his son Jud,
who unlike the others doesn't approve of many of his
Island youth attending seminar
for 'Tomorrow's Leaders'
Joshua M. Shimandle of Holmes Beach is partici-
pating in a weeklong seminar for "Tomorrow's Lead-
ers" at Florida Southern College, Lakeland.
Selected by the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club,
he is one of 150 high school juniors participating
from three Rotary International districts in Florida.
He is a junior at St. Stephen's Episcopal High
School, Bradenton, whose principal recommended
young Shimandle for the seminar.
He participates in the school's Key, French and
The seminar is designed "to develop leadership
characteristics and skill of its participants through in-
dividual and group activities," said Island Rotarian Jim
Shimandle is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert W.
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Borstelmann-Holland to wed
Valeri Rose Borstelmann, daughter of Rhonda and
Richard Borstelmann of Holmes Beach, and Michael
Holland, son of Denise and Danny Holland of
Palmetto, plan their wedding Saturday, June 24, at
the Sarasota Opera House. A graduate of Manatee
High School and the University of South Florida, she
is an artist and teaching assistant at Manatee High
School. Her prospective bridegroom is a graduate of
Palmetto High School and works for Florida Power
and Light Co.
Chamber's card exchange
planned next week
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will have a business card exchange from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28, at the Sand Pebble Beach Resort,
2218 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at 778-1541.
12 Islanders get
An even dozen Anna Maria Island youths have
been awarded scholarships to summer residential
camps from the Lou Fiorentino Scholarship Fund.
Eleven received $200 scholarship and the 12th got one
The scholarship fund was established and is main-
tained by friends of the late Lou Fiorentino, longtime Is-
land youth athletic mentor as Little League coach and
The recipients of this year's scholarships:
Heather Murray and Katie O'Neil, to Camp Cedar
Brad Bryaft, U.S. Space Camp.
Peter Dowling, Palma Sola Presbyterian Church
Brett and Brad Milks, Heath Ficke and Shane and
Tanner Pelkey, Little League Baseball Camp.
Kimberly Kuzion, Mote Marine Laboratory Sci-
Will Langston, Island Youth Work Camp.
Kelsey Taylor, Dovewood Church Camp.
Funds for the scholarships are raised at an annual
benefit at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and held in a special account.
In the past three years the benefits have raised
nearly $32,000. The scholarship committee has now
sent 42 Island youngsters to camp and purchased a
four-tile design in Fiorentino's name for the wall at
Anna Maria Elementary School.
Center summer job opportunities
Anna Maria Island Community Center is filling the
rolls of its "summer camp team," but there are still
The Center, at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City, still needs teachers, counselors, art instructors,
coaches, trainers, media and computer specialists and
summer camp volunteers.
Hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. or noon to 6 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday. Wages are from $7 to $9 per hour.
Full details are available at 778-1908.
Bradenton may ban drinking on Causeway
Bradenton City Council members don't want the
good times to roll.
The council proposed at its June 16 meeting to halt
drinking on Palma Sola Causeway along State Road
70, the only public beach in Manatee County that al-
lows alcohol consumption.
Council members are concerned about the safety
hazard along the causeway between 75th Street and
Anna Maria Island while the Florida Department of
Transportation works on the causeway's two bridges
for the next 14 months.
Work is scheduled to begin on July 10 and portions
of the causeway, more than 5,000 feet of beach, will be
closed during construction.
Councilwoman Marianne Barnebey originally pro-
posed the ban only during construction, but in order to
enact it, the council must pass an ordinance which be-
comes permanent. The ordinance may be passed after
two readings at the June 28 and July 12 meetings of the
Fouth of July may be the last hurrah for the hun-
dreds of young adults who arrive in pickup trucks with
assorted beverages, kegs of beer, suntan oil, bands and
plans to party, which has prompted some Islanders to
refer to the area as the "Redneck Riviera."
The first reading is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednes-
day, June 28, in the city council chambers downtown.
Manatee County Commission Chairman Stan
Stephens went before the council and asked the city to
appoint a citizen's task force regarding the causeway.
"A significant number of people on the beach are
concerned about the causeway," Stephens said.
Rowdy parties in the past have led to fights and
brawls that spill into the roadway and cause concerns
Afterward Stephens said, "I'm not a proponent of
drinking on public beaches. Some days it's out of con-
trol. I'm concerned about families and their children.
By the same token, I don't want to close the causeway
to recreational use because it's an asset."
Post-disaster re-entry tags are ready to be dis-
tributed to residents and business owners in all three
Island cities this week.
The tags, designed to be hung from a vehicle's
rear-view mirror, will facilitate returning to the Is-
land if a hurricane evacuation is ordered. Police and
officials hope the tags will make the re-entry faster
and smoother for residents and business owners on
Anna Maria Island.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson
urges residents of all three cities to sign up now,
before a storm is looming.
Stephenson said the cities discussed halting is-
suance of tags during storm situations at a recent Is-
land Emergency Operation Center meeting but no
definite policy has been established. He said that in
a pending storm situation all city personnel would
be too busy with storm preparations to issue tags.
The tags are available at no charge. Two forms
of identification proving residency, one a picture ID
such as a driver's license, are required to receive the
tags. The identification must state the resident's Is-
In Anna Maria, application may be made at city
hall during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday
Bradenton Beach provides tag distribution at
city hall Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2
A weekend Bradenton Beach tag application
effort will be conducted at city hall Saturday, June
24, and Sunday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., by
the police department.
Bradenton Beach police will accept tag applica-
tions from residents of Pines Trailer Park and Sand-
piper Mobile Resort at their parks at a later date.
In Holmes Beach, residents will apply for re-
entry tags at their police department Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stephenson said they've already issued more
than 100 applications and a number of tags.
Holmes Beach commissioners Sandy Haas-
Martens and Don Maloney are planning a Saturday
sign-up at a time and date to be announced.
For more information on the tag program, call
Anna Maria city hall at 708-6130, the Holmes Beach
Police Department at 708-5804 and Bradenton
Beach city hall at 778-1005.
Richard L. 'Dick' Eldridge
Richard L. "Dick" Eldridge, 85, of Holmes Beach,
died June 15 at home.
Born in Munising, Mich., Mr. Eldridge moved to
Manatee County from Chicago in 1976. He was retired
after 35 years from the Chicago Police Department
from the mounted police division, the motorcycle di-
vision and accident investigation. He was a member of
Calvary Lutheran Church, Chicago.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, June 23 at Brown
and Sons Funeral Home, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bradenton
Hospice House in care of Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth;
daughter Barbara of Holmes Beach; sister Florence
Fishel of Bradenton; and nieces and nephews.
Claude S. Gulbranson
Claude S. Gulbranson, 75, of Anna Maria, died
June 13 at home.
Born in Flandreau, S.D., Mr. Gulbranson came to
Manatee County from Sarasota in 1987. He served in
the U.S. Navy Sea Bees in Japan during World War II.
He was a teacher for 30 years. He was secretary of the
First Special Battalion of Sea Bees since 1991. He at-
tended Roser Memorial Community Church and was
president of the Men's Club there.
Services were June 17 at Roser. Burial will be in
Flandreau. Memorial contributions may be made to
Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247.,
Anna Maria FL 34216 or to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by wife J. June Stuart; daughter
Diane of Huron, Ohio; sons David of Salt Lake City
and Dan of Denver; stepdaughter Beverly Leland of
Kent, Ohio; stepsons Kenneth Stuart of Kernersville,
N.C., and Bert Stuart of Kent; sisters Louella Nace of
Flandreau and Peggy Smith of Ocala; brothers Irvin of
Huntsville, Ala., John of Archer, Fla., and Oliver of
New Jersey; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grand-
Lawrence L. 'Dock' Vandeman
Lawrence L. "Dock" Vandeman, 90, of Holmes
Beach, died June 15 in Freedom Village Nursing Cen-
Born in Stanton, Ohio, Mr. Vandeman moved to
Manatee County from Bellbrook, Ohio, in 1965. He
was retired from Frigidaire Division of General Mo-
tors. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of
George L. Marshall F.A.M. Lodge in Centerville, Ohio.
He was a member of Roser Memorial Community
Services will be at Roser at 3 p.m. July 1. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the church, P.O. Box
247, Anna Maria FL 34217.
He is survived by son Ronald of Cincinnati, Ohio;
two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchil-
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New Anna Maria City Pier lease enters round one
The first draft of a new city pier lease will enter the
ring at the June 22 meeting of the Anna Maria city
The lease terms are pretty much in line with a pro-
posal submitted in March by Mario Schoenfelder,
owner of the Rod & Reel Motel and Pier.
He offered then to shoulder the expense of repair-
ing Anna Maria's city pier in exchange for a 10-year
lease to operate the restaurant. He said he would do all
the necessary repairs to the pier and buildings, includ-
ing replacing equipment needed to operate the pier.
He offered $5,000 a month rent and stated he
would pay the city six months rent in advance.
According to Schoenfelder's proposal, he would
operate a moderately priced family-oriented restaurant
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When official bids were requested in May,
Schoenfelder's proposal was chosen by the commis-
sion to begin lease negotiations, but not without criti-
cism. Some said the bid request was tailor-made for
The city commission asked for and received from
Schoenfelder an offer to repair the pier, pay $5,000 a
month rent, six months rent in advance, a 10-year term
with 10 percent increases in rent every two years and
a projected opening date of September 2000.
The pier T-end has been closed since December
1999 when then-mayor Chuck Shumard ordered the
pier closed for safety reasons. The previous tenant va-
cated the property in October 1999, ending months of
negotiations for a new lease that would have included
the city taking over maintenance and repairs in ex-
change for monthly rent of $5,000 or 6 percent of sales,
whichever was greater.
The walkway portion of the pier was re-opened by
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, three determined newly
elected commissioners and Commissioner Doug Wolfe
The proposed lease defines the terms of the agree-
ment, including pier repairs, explicitly, but must be
approved by commissioners before they enter into talks
Deffenbaugh said the city may yet consider a per-
centage of revenue in the lease terms. "We can do any-
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Barlow asked that they consider defining a specific
area on the pier where outdoor dining would be al-
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proposed lease states.
Barlow also asks they assure the tenant's repair and
The 16-page proposed lease should be the highlight
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 10, theft, 200 block Palmetto Avenue. The
complainant reported two rings were taken from her
residence. There was no sign of forced entry, but the
complainant reported there were workmen in and out
of her home before the theft was noticed.
June 12, grand theft, 100 block South Bay Boule-
vard. The complainant reported a scooter, valued at
$350, was taken.
June 14, theft, 200 block Coconut Avenue. The
complainant reported several items were taken from
her residence. There was no forced entry.
June 14, harassment, 307 Pine Ave., General Store.
The complainant reported he was verbally harassed by
his brother in front of the store.
June 10, theft, 2600 Gulf Drive. Complainant re-
ported the gas cap of her vehicle was taken.
June 11, D.U.I., 1000-1800 block Gulf Drive
North. The officer observed Mark D. Luden, 40, of
Holmes Beach, weaving and driving at a high rate of
speed. He clocked him going 50 mph in a posted 35-
mph zone, and pulled him over. When Luden was
stopped, the officer noted a strong smell of alcohol.
Luden was unable to produce a driver's license, regis-
tration or proof of insurance. He failed a field sobriety
test and was charged with D.U.I.
June 11, lost property, 1800 Gulf Drive N.,
LaCosta Condominiums. The complainant reported his
cellular phone, valued at $100, was taken from his ve-
June 12, found wallet, 1700 block of Gulf Drive
June 12, aggravated battery, 100 block of 11th
Street South. Police received a report of a person un-
conscious in the road at- 11th Street South. The officer
found the man holding his head in pain. Witnesses re-
'ported the victim had shouted at a speeding pickup
truck driver going down the street. The driver of the
truck got out, an argument ensued and the victim was
struck and fell to the ground. The driver of the truck
fled the scene. The officer located the driver at 10th
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ter "he lost his temper when a man yelled at him." He
June 9, suspicious, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast
Surf Shop. The complainant reported the suspect at-
tempted to purchase $500 worth of goods with a credit
card, -which was rejected. The credit card company
advised the complainant to hold the card because it was
reported stolen. The suspect left the store without the
goods or card.
June 9, theft, 3352 East Bay Drive, Crowder Bros.
Hardware Store. The store manager said someone cut
the cable securing bicycles in front of the store and
removed a man's bike. He said a white male described
as a "salty dog" was seen earlier in the day near the
bikes, and had purchased a pair of pliers. The area was
searched and fingerprinted, but neither the bike nor the
"salty dog" were discovered.
June 10, suspicious, 500 block 75th Street. The
complainant reported an attempted burglary a few
days before, and earlier in the day the lock from the
front door fell off. The complainant said she be-
lieved another forced entry was attempted. The of-
ficer said he believed the lock was damaged from the
earlier attempt at entry, but patrols in the area were
June 10, expired driver's license, Gulf Drive and
43rd Street. The officer observed the driver of a white
car make an illegal left turn. After stopping the driver,
it was discovered he had an expired license and was
issued a citation for the expired license and a written
warning for the illegal turn.
June 11, theft, 5108 Gulf Drive, Driftwood Mo-
tel. The complainant reported she checked three
people out of a room and, when she went to clean it,
saw a lamp and bedding had been removed and a
window broken. The officer checked the car regis-
tration and searched the area and located the sus-
pects east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The sus-
pects admitted to taking the items, agreed to return
them and pay for damages in return for a waiver of
prosecution by the motel owner.
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June 11, boating under the influence, Coquina
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people on board in the swimming area at Coquina
Beach. The officer said that when he approached the
boat it was driven by Angelina Sorber, 30, of Ellenton.
The officer said he detected the strong smell of alco-
hol, performed field sobriety tests and placed her un-
der arrest. She and the two passengers were taken to
shore, she was taken to county jail and the boat was
towed to the 63rd Street boat ramp in Holmes Beach.
June 13, worthless check, $75, 3900 East Bay
June 13, theft, 100 block 39th Street, Alamanda
Motel. The complainant reported unknown persons
removed a neon light from the exterior of the motel.
The complainant speculated juveniles committed the
June 14, violation of driver's license, 7500 block
Gulf Drive. The officer said he saw a car driving too
fast with a loud radio blaring, stopped the vehicle and
a check revealed the driver's license was restricted for
business purposes only. The driver was issued a cita-
tion for violating the driving restriction and a written
warning for the music violation.
June 15, burglary, 400 block 62nd Street. The com-
plainant said when she returned home from visiting a
neighbor she saw an uninvited male in her home. The
man, whom the complainant said she knew, broke into
her home but did not take anything. He left before po-
lice arrived, and burglary charges were filed against
June 15, larceny/theft, 4400 Gulf Drive, Church of
the Annunciation. The complainant reported a statue of
St. Michael was missing from outside the church. The
statue was valued at $100. There are no suspects.
June 16, driving on the beach, 100 block of 30th
Street. The complainant reported a vehicle was driv-
ing recklessly on the beach. Officers arrived on the
scene and saw the vehicle with sandy tires and wa-
ter on it parked at the street end while a loud, naked
couple splashed in the Gulf. After they got dressed,
the couple denied driving on the beach, but officers
noticed tire tracks on the beach that matched the
tread on the vehicle and they were charged.
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For more than 20 years, it's been her home away
from home. Bonnie Bickal has devoted two decades
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plans to take a trip to Europe this fall. The faculty
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VanOstenbridge scores '0'
on a par 3
The sun was setting Thursday on the Cypress
course at Orange Lake Resort near Orlando when a
miracle happened on the 147-yard, par 3, No. 5 hole.
Butch VanOstenbridge hit a high, left to right fade
with an eight iron that came raining down on four birds
and flushed them.
The birds were curlew or what fishermen call
Chokoloskee chicken. You've seen them. They're
white and have a curved beak.
Shielding our eyes from the sun, two of us said it
looked like the ball was going to hit the pin and flag.
"Butch," I said. "That ball looked like it disap-
"Naw. It went in the bunker," he said.
As we approached the green, one of the
greenskeepers came walking down the cart path toward
us shaking his head.
"Fellas. You ain't gonna believe what just happened.
As those birds flushed and started to take off, the ball hit
one of them in the wing and went in the hole."
Six of us were on a golfing junket and were play-
ing together since no one was behind or in front of us.
There were five balls on either the green or the fringe
when we walked up to the par 3. But no Butch ball.
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Hole-in-one off the wing of a bird. So that's a one
for the hole-in-one and since VanOstenbridge hit a
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one for a net zero.
"I'll bet Tiger Woods hasn't done that,"
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had stopped at my condo to pick up refreshments and
Mark "Dawg" Fransen pulled into the driveway and
joined us for the last five holes. And Keith Bernard had
arrived an hour earlier and joined us for the last nine of 27
holes that day. It was a full moon that night. And I'm not
sure what this means, but my cart number was 69. That
night we played cards and I won back almost what it cost
me when I took everyone out to dinner to celebrate the
hole-in-one. Things just seemed to be going my way."
For the record, witnesses included Pitts, Fransen,
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Sarapede nips legend at Legends
At the Legends at Orange Lake golf course near
Orlando, Sunday Sunrise Tournament player Jim
Sarapede scored a plus five on a modified Stableford
scoring system to win the weekly event.
Sarapede beat out legendary hole-in-one trick-shot
artist Butch "Happy Gilmore" VanOstenbridge by
VanOstenbridge attained cult status and plenty
of laughs by scoring a hole-in-one Thursday at the
Cypress course at Orange Lake after hitting an eight-
iron shot that struck a bird and went in the hole.
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plucks his hole-in-one
ballfrom the cup at
number five at
Orange Lake Resort's
Cypress course near
the most unlikely of
able. For more on his
net "0" on the 147-
yard par 3, read on.
The greens were fast, measuring nine on the
Stimpmeter, which made Sarapede's win that much
VanOstenbridge was second at plus 2. On the Sun-
rise Stableford system, players are awarded one point
for bogey, two for par and four for birdie.
Before players start scoring on the plus side, they
must reach a handicap determined after playing three
rounds and taking the average of the three.
Closest-to-the-pin greenies went to John
VanOstenbridge who had two and Sarapede with one.
Skins went to Mark "Dawg" Fransen who had four
and one each for Harry "New Shoes" Christensen, John
VanOstenbridge, Keith Bernard, Sarapede, Brian
Woods and Butch VanOstenbridge.
Four of the 11 players Sunday sandbagged, which
means they didn't reach two-thirds of their handicap
point total. The week before at a tough Waterlefe
course on Upper Manatee River Road, there were six
The tour returns to its home course Sunday at
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Michaels is on the hot seat for pulling one the biggest
bonehead moves in television since the infamous
"Heidi" game in 1968.
The "Heidi" game was a Nov. 17, 1968, game be-
tween the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets and
NBC broke away from the game to show the movie
"Heidi." Viewers missed two late touchdowns by the
Raiders, who wound up beating the Jets 43-32.
On Sunday, golfer Ernie Els had just tapped in at
the U.S. Open to set the stage.
With Tiger Woods preparing to try a'birdie putt
that would shatter all existing Open records, Michaels
had the station break away to show a still picture -
that's right, a still picture of a waterspout in the
middle of Tampa Bay. Thirty seconds after the spout
formed, it was gone.
Michaels had recently been hired from WINK-TV
in Fort Myers and must have been itching for air time.
He woke up Monday hoping he still had a job at
WFLA, or at least his old job back at WINK.
According to WFLA vice president of news opera-
tions Dan Bradley, the station received nearly 1,000
phone calls and 2,000 e-mail hits on WFLA.com. Ev-
ery one of them were complaints.
"It was a bonehead call," Biadley said. "That re-
port could have waited 90 or 120 seconds (until the golf
tournament was over)."
NBC golf analyst and former Open champion
Johnny Miller called Woods' final round the greatest
in Open history moments after weather-clown
Michaels interrupted Woods' finishing putt.
Prior to Michaels' goof, another NBC announcer
urged people to stay tuned so they could see the end of
one of golf's finest achievements.
Then the picture of a waterspout.
The next thing that comes back on is Woods smil-
ing after he two-putted for par to win by the largest
margin ever (15 strokes) and tying Jack Nicklaus'
record of 272 in an Open victory.
Thanks, Mr. Michaels. I guess your audience
would rather see a still picture of a waterspout than
Tiger Woods trying to break Nicklaus' Open record.
Have you got any freshly painted walls I can watch
Traveling All-Stars named
The 2000 Anna Maria Island Little League 11- and
12-year-old and age 9-10 traveling All-Star teams in-
clude some power pitching and clutch hitters.
G.T. Bray Park on 59th Street in Bradenton is the
site of this year's All-Star tournament. The first tour-
nament game is scheduled for July 1. Bracket pairings
will be released Sunday and the Island team will find
out its first opponent.
Last year's squad finished third in the county.
Manager Evan Bordes said he and coaches Ron
McDonough and Jim Pritchard have a dilemma. But
it's a good dilemma.
He has to decide who will pitch the first game in
the All-Star tournament featuring teams from through-
out Manatee County, including a powerful Manatee
It's likely he will pitch Bali Hai Resort ace Joey
Mattay who was 8-3 on the season and struck out 124
in 57 innings.
Kyle Schweitzer of the Haley's Motel champion-
ship team is the No. 2 man. He struck out 85 in 56 in-
nings and led the league in batting with a .520 average.
The 12 players selected had a team batting average
of .417 during the regular season.
Bordes said West Manatee Fire District players who
made the All-Stars include Anthony Rosas, Michael
Cramer and Greg Lowman. Kiwanis sent Brian
DeBellevue and Matt McDonough, while Bali Hai's
Mattay, Sean Pittman and Timmy Bouziane were se-
lected. Taken from Haley's were Schweitzer, Michael
Wallen, Steve Faasse and Jordan Pritchard. Kevin Kim of
Haley's and Evan Hunt of Kiwanis are the alternates.
"I'm still trying to figure out where to play them,"
Bordes said. "Probably what's going to happen if
Mattay pitches, Pittman will catch. Faasse will be at
first, Lowman at second, Schweitzer at shortstop and
Rosas at third. Wallen will be in center when he's not
catching, Cramer in left and Brian DeBellevue or
Timmy Bouziane in right. Jordan Pritchard will be ac-
tive as a pinch runner and in left field.
"When Kyle pitches, Wallen catches with Pittman
in center and Joey Mattay at short. Rosas is expected
to be our third pitcher and Faasse will get a chance to
show what he can do. It's still a little early to tell, but
that looks like the lineup."
The 9-10 All-Stars were chosen by manager Brad
Lisk and coaches Andy Price and Sam Sato. They also
will play games at G.T. Bray beginning July 1.
Bali Hai's Spencer Carper and Tyler Schneerer,
WMFD's Nick Sato, Patrick Cole and Sean Price,
Haley's Shane Pelkey, David Bryant, Brad Bryant and
C.J. Wickersham and Kiwanis players Connor Bystrom
and Kyle Schoonover make up the "starting" 12. From
the AAA league, Jarrod McKenzie, Cole Billings and
Tanner Pelkey were brought up.
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There be sharks here! Plus two lucky folk tales
Here's a statement that's sure to prompt some an-
gry calls from the chamber of commerce:
There are sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.
Although the chances of your being attacked by a
shark range in the "slim-to-none" category, it can hap-
You probably saw the news reports last week of the
two guys off Alabama that were attacked by a bull
shark. Another bull shark was the culprit in an attack
on a 22-foot boat off Florida's Panhandle.
And bull sharks are pretty common off Island
shores, especially this time of year.
"Bull sharks were found to be more abundant than
any other species of shark offshore of Sarasota during
the summer months," Dr. Randall Wells writes in the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program report,
"Framework for Action."
"The presence of bull sharks is linked to their
breeding season," Wells continues. "Bull sharks use
shallow brackish-water bays and estuaries as nursery
areas in the northern Gulf of Mexico. During midsum-
mer, only newborn bull sharks were captured in these
shallow areas, while large bull sharks were the most
commonly caught sharks on baited longlines in deeper,
more saline water."
Wells, an expert on dolphin communities in the
Sarasota area, adds that dolphins know and respect the
bull shark activity in the Gulf in summer and generally
migrate into the bays to avoid the bull, so to speak.
He reports that "of seven dolphins with shark-bite
scars, the season of attack was known for three, which
were known to have been attacked during the summer.
This season coincides with the peak calving season for
local bottlenose dolphins; thus, the shift in habitat pref-
erence may be in part an attempt by the adult female
dolphins to protect their highly vulnerable newborns
Like shark attacks on humans, sharks rarely kill
dolphins. "In spite of the high incidence of scarring
from apparently serious wounds, low dolphin-mortal-
ity rates for the adult age classes in the Sarasota com-
munity support the idea that sharks are frequently un-
successful in completing their predation attempts on
Winners in the June 17 horseshoe games
were Roger Kipp of Bradenton and Ron Pepka
of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper
and George Landraitis, both of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the June 14 games were Jim
Spencer and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Landraitis and Pepka.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
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There have been only a couple incidents of shark-
related injuries off the Island that I can remember in 40-
plus years. In 1958 an 8-year-old boy was pulled from
four feet of water off Longboat Key with a five-foot-
long tiger shark attached to his leg.
And in the early 1980s a visitor from New Jersey
bet some friends he could swim from the Rod and Reel
Pier to Passage Key. His body was found later with
shark bites on his thigh and calf, but it was never re-
vealed if he died of the attack or drowned. Apparently
alcohol was involved in the incident.
There's an interesting theory behind shark attacks
in the northern Gulf though, and like many things this
summer, the blame rests on the drought.
Lack of rain means less stormwater runoff.
Stormwater runoff is the biggest contributor to dimin-
ished water clarity, so the near-shore water is clearer
now than usual. Clearer water means that smaller fish
are venturing closer to shore, and sharks are following
the food source sometimes into swimming areas.
But before my phone starts ringing off the hook
from panicky chamber officials calling for my head,
remember that the chances of getting bitten by a shark
are about the same as winning the lottery or getting
struck by lightning. The odds are something like 14
million to one.
Enjoy your day at the beach. And please don't be
afraid to go in the Gulf.
Make my day
Speaking of long shots, here are a couple of good-
luck tales despite the odds against them.
Frank Wallis of Arkansas had just finalized filing
a personal bankruptcy when he bought four rolls of
Sacagawea $1 golden coins. Among the coins was
what collectors call a "double-denomination mule er-
ror," or two currencies stamped on different sides.
It seems that it was George Washington leering out
at ol' Frank instead of the Indian princess on one of his
coins and, instead of $1, his coin is probably worth
The minting fluke is believed to the first in the 208-
year history of the U.S. Mint.
The odds? There have been 500 million Sacagawea
coins minted so far, and to date only one with George
Washington's face on it.
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buddies. On second thought, maybe not, since it will
probably drive them to weeping in their beer.
It seems that Gwen Butler, a 29-year-old Boston
bartender, had a late-lunch customer show up one day.
The kitchen was closed, but Gwen was able to convince
the chef to make lunch for her customer probably
because he'd ordered a $500 bottle of wine to go with
As Gwen and customer Erich Sager got to chatting,
he was struck by her vivaciousness and suggested she
open a place of her own. Sure, she thought, another
pickup line, but what the heck! and met him for a drink
They talked, Sager asked how much it would cost
to open a place, Gwen said about $2 million, he asked
for a business plan, she wrote it, he sent her $50,000 in
seed money, and eventually she had $2.4 million in her
bank account and 60 percent ownership of a soon-to-
be-opened bar-restaurant called Zita.
Zita, by the way, is the patron saint of waiters and
waitresses. What better name?
Rats have rights?
Those zany folks with the People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals have picketed the New York
offices of CBS because of the television show "Survi-
That's the show where a bunch of people have
been dumped on a desert island and left to fend for
themselves. They vote out a "contestant" each week,
and the last person left gets $1 million.
They have to forage for food, and since rats were
nibbling their toes while they slept, they decided to get
even and started roasting rats for lunch. Rat meat, they
say, tastes just like chicken.
But the PETA people believe that rats have rights,
and protested the contestants' dining habits. "Rats have
rights! Survive on veggies!" were some of Peta's
chants. They also protested the on-air laughter of the
"Survivors" when they speared a fish "while the fish
writhed in pain," according to news reports.
"You have people who think it's fun to trap rats,
cut off their legs, skin them and eat them," one PETA
person said. "There's nothing funny about that. It's
We couldn't agree more. Yep, it sure is disgusting,
but in a different way than I believe the PETA people
Meanwhile, on another not-as-deserted Pacific is-
land, the United States is inadvertently supplying arms
and ammunition to an ethnic-driven attempted coup.
On Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, warring
factions are fighting it out. One side took over an ar-
mory, and appeared ready to rout opposing factions.
But the other side disappeared in the jungle and
uncovered caches of World War II-vintage guns and
bullets to fight back.
As one of the freedom fighters described the 50-
year-old U.S. military detritus: "Sure they still fire.
They're from the United States."
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 21 2000 U PAGE 19
Sailfish puts Miller team over top in Island's tourney
By David Futch
Jim Rossi saw his rod double over, reached for it
and knew it was big.
"It felt like dead weight and I didn't think the fish
was a grouper because we were free lining a dead sar-
dine behind the boat," Rossi said. "Two minutes later
this sailfish jumps and I thought, 'Wow! I dreamed
about catching this fish the night before.'"
The dream fish in the Offshore Division of Island
Discount Tackle's Eighth Annual Fishing the Islands
Tournament was worth 125 points to Fred Miller's
H20 Bed Fred fishing team.
More importantly, the team's 306.4 points won the
Miller's team, including Rossi, Dave Butler and Kirk
Davis, the $5,000 first prize. Miller said they also
caught red snapper and grouper to add to their point
In the hotly contested Inshore Division, Robert
Bustle's "Bob's Sled" fishing team of Brian Ormsby,
Dwight Andress, Jonathan Davis and Johnny Gardner
targeted trout and came home the winners. They re-
Trout were worth 20 points per fish and three
points per inch.
The team caught trout of 23, 23 1/2, 24, 24 and 24
1/2 inches and a 38-inch snook for 558 points.
The second-place "Eye Center" fishing team of
Bradenton with Dr. Michael Mackie the leader and
anglers Dan Wallace, Eric Jordan and Tim Simpson
were nipped by one point when they tallied 557 points.
They earned $2,000.
Mackie and his fishermen caught six snook, two
33 inches, two 34 inches, a 35- and a 35 1/2-inch fish.
Snook were worth 25 points each and two points per
Ormsby of the winning inshore team said this was
the fifth year they've entered and have quite a record
to show for their efforts.
"We came in second twice, sixth once, eighth once
and now the big win," Ormsby said. "We're a trout
team. It's where the points are."
The Stanek fishing team of Bradenton came in
third and won $1,500 by totaling 551 1/2 points with
a 22-inch trout, two 23s, a 24, a 26 and a 35 1/2-inch
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Offshore fishers in the Fishing the Islands tour-
nament may have heard Island dentist Gy Yatros's
call for help.
"Get here quick," he pleaded to the U.S. Coast
Guard at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Yatros says he and his three tournament team-
mates were in water up to their knees when he
made the distress call.
It started with engine trouble aboard the 22-
foot Aquasport. One of the twin 150-hp engines
shut down and the second engine developed a
"ghost" trim, moving up and down on its own un-
til it quit functioning in the "up" mode.
"We were all back at the engine, trying to force
it down. sitting on it even, when water started com-
ing over the transom fast," Yatros said.
"I managed to get the anchor out and turn into
the waves and the water started to drain out of the
boat, but we were definitely out of the tournament,
dead in the water without engines," he said.
Yatros got a tow and on the way in one of his
disappointed fishers managed to cheer up when he
hooked up a cero mackerel.
FISHING, FROM PAGE 19
Some of the young
anglers who man-
catches in the
Fishing the Islands
from left, Jessica
Wolff, Carly Wolff,
Bryan McBride and
Sean Girle. Islander
Photo: David Futch
Team anglers on Jim Stanek's boat "Wrench Em
In" were Stanek, Mark Goodwin, Frank Heeter, Lance
Clayton and Ryan Kirby.
Second place in the Offshore Division and $2,000
went to Dave Monda, Steve Carlson, Jerry Harrah and
Todd Borden, who managed some big dolphin and a
barracuda for 297.4 points. The three dolphin weighed
in at 25, 32 and 40.5 pounds.
"We were trolling a weed line 105 miles offshore
and that's where we caught the dolphin," Harrah said.
"It didn't take long to get out that far. We were doing
33 knots (36 mph) most of the time."
Besides the two sailfish caught in the tournament,
the big surprise was a monster gag grouper caught by
Jerry Whitfield of the third place team fishing with
Tom Breiter, Garth Bryant, Smokey Whiteside and Kip
They won $1,500 thanks to Whitfield. The team's
other catches included grouper that weighed 15.5
pounds, 9.4, 7.9, 6.2 and 5.7.
"As soon as the big one hit he started taking out
line," Whitfield said. "I was using some real stinky bait
and squid in 150 feet of water. We were 45 miles out.
He didn't really drop me to my knees, but it took me a
while to get him in."
Because this is the largest gag grouper anyone has
seen caught on a line in several years, it is being con-
sidered for a world record by the International Game
Other notable catches in the tournament include
Lewis Knowles' 23-inch trout which earned him the
Best Kids Inshore Fish Award spoisored by Chuck and
Mark Wickersham of C&M Construction for anglers
age 16 and under.
Logan Bystrom won the Best Kids Offshore Fish
Award with a 14.7-pound permit. Father Dr. Bill
Bystrom and Island Animal Clinic sponsor the award
so Logan definitely kept it in the family.
Tim Matthews won Best Adult Inshore Fish with
a 40-inch snook.
Todd Paulins on Harry Blenker's boat and Rossi
shared the Best Offshore Fish Award for each landing
All inshore fish were photographed and released
alive. All billfish were released alive.
As'an aside, weather offshore was brutal for any-
one who was more than a few miles out.
Here's what Capt. Roy Salgado of the "Grand
Slam" said about the weather, "We felt like we were in
a submarine instead of a boat."
According to father Roy Sr., it was some of the
worst conditions he said he's ever fished. They were 65
miles offshore of the Island and caught two wahoo
weighing in at 17 and 32 pounds, a 28-pound kingfish
and three barracuda for a total of 287 points.
"There was lightning, wind was blowing 40 knots
(44 mph), rain was going sideways, there were six- to
eight-foot seas and there was zero visibility," Roy Sr.
said. "When you could see, you couldn't even tell
which way the waves were moving. It seemed like they
were coming from every direction."
Doing dad right
Logan Bystrom receives his new grouper digging rod
from Billy O'Connor of Island Discount Tackle.
Bystrom won the Best Kids Offshore Fishing Award
for catching a 14.7-pound permit and gets his
reward for fishing with dad on Father's Day. Is-
lander Photo: Courtesy Jennifer Lowman
Offshore, "There was
lightning, wind was blow-
ing 40 knots, rain was
going sideways, there were
six- to eight-foot seas and
there was zero visibility,"
Capt. Roy Salgado Sr. of
the "Grand Slam" said.
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Fred Miller holds high Jim
Rossi's dream catch, a clincher
for first place in the offshore
division. The sailfish was re-
leased alive and accounted for
125 points for Miller's H20 Bed
Fred team. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Fishing the Islands
Lewis Knowles heads for home to put together his
new rod and reel for winning the Best Kids Inshore
Fish Award. His 23-inch trout was worth 89points
in the Fishing the Island Tournament. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Jennifer Lowman
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.it. The fish
the Best Adult
award in the
How big is it?
Chris McNamara, left, and Billy 0'Connor, right, manned the Anna
Maria weigh-in station as usual, but this year's event finale was held at
the Rod & Reel Pier due to the closure of the T-end of the city pier.
Islander Photo: David Futch
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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 rile, 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.
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Hi! I'm Marianne
Si For any real estate needs,
I am ready and eager
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
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KEY WEST-STYLE ELEVATED HOUSE
3BR/3BA beautiful living and kitchen area,
elevator serving three levels, vaulted ceil-
ings, metal roof, view of Gulf and bay.
Reach Richard 778-6066
Where advertising works fast!
.i2 26 Years of Professional Service
PERICO ISLAND 3BR/2BA, fireplace, two-car garage, commu-
nity heated pool, 1,960 sq. ft. living area. $154,900.
DUPLEX 2,610 sq. ft. living area, 2BR/2BA and 2BR/IBA, ga-
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.
CANAL ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA, pool, 2,700 sq. ft. Decks. $455,000
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)
HOMES: 3BR with 2-3 baths, heated pools, some canalfront.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame
and mattress $199; daybed (white with brass fini-
als) including two mattresses and pop-up unit
$285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.
ELECTRIC HAMMOND ORGAN $100; Sony big
screen 41-in. TV, $350. 779-2025, call anytime.
GIVING AWAY FREE to potter who would like
chemicals. Call 779-1069.
586 COMPUTER with Windows 95, monitor, scanner,
Cannon copier, complete unit $500. Call 504-2027.
ROSER GUILD TFIRIFT SHOP open Tues. and Thurs.
9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Donations Wed. 9-11am.
50% off racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
GULF OF MEXICO DUPLEXAcross
the street from the Gulf of Mexico, both
units 2BR/1BA. Ceramic tile floors, lots
of possibilities for rental or investment.
GETAWAY. Weekend retreat? Va-
cation home? Permanent residence?
This 2BR/1BA, canalfront Seaside
Garden villa fits the bill. Commu-
nity boat ramp and tennis courts
only steps away. Close to shopping,
the library and the beaches.
MINUTES TO THE BEACH
3BR/2BA Village Green home with caged pool and lanai.
$149,900. Denise Langlois, 751-1155. IB44358.
3BR/2BA split plan close to boat ramp, fenced back yard.
$147,000. Carol Heinze 751-1155. IB54122.
2BR/2BA Village Green villa, glass enclosed lanai.
$102,900.-Don Pampuch 751-1155. IB43196.
4/5BR/3.5BA home with large pool, exercise room,
fenced backyard. Ken Richards 751-1155. IB45505.
5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001.
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRtalty.com
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. New hours
June and July. Saturday only, 9am-1pm. 6140
Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738. Everything 50% off
except fine jewelry and some selected items.
HALF-PRICE RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, June
24, 9am-lpm. Everything 1/2 price. St. Bernard
Activity Center, 43rd St., Holmes Beach.
GIANT GARAGE SALE: Friday thru Sunday, June
23-25, 8am-2pm. Great deals on furniture, clothes,
toys, books, kitchen, baby and miscellaneous
items. 515 75th St., Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE: June 23-24, 9am-2pm. Tables,
chairs, lamps, kitchen items, bedroom set. Every-
thing goes. 208B 82nd St., Holmes Beach.
FOUND CAT: Very lovable and affectionate. Gray,
white and tan markings, young. Looking for cat's
owner or a loving family. Vicinity of 5300 Gulf Dr.
Call Beverly, 778-1989.
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.
OF ANNA MARIA
"CRITTER SITTER," five years in pet care, 21
years as Island residents. Tender loving care for
your pets, with in-home visits. 778-6000.
ADORABLE, SEVEN-WEEK-old kittens available
for free. Litter-box trained. Call 778-0022.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
1990 FORD E-150 cargo van, V8, automatic, cold air
conditioning, white, really nice. $4,800. 778-5128.
1984 TOYOTA CELICA, 74,000 original miles, runs
perfectly, some rust holes in body. Any reasonable
offer accepted. 778-6387.
BOAT SLIP RENTAL, possible live aboard. 383-4468.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
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DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
ON THE INTRACOASTAL ,
Do you yearn for endless '
views of passing boats on I
the bay? Do you love wak-
ing to explosive, over-water
sunrises? Then this is your -
dream come true! Its spa'--
cious greatroom welcomes
the ever-changing view into this 2BR/2BA home. A triple-sided
fireplace gives privacy to the office/den. And, there's plenty of
room for parties, workshop or storage in the ground-level bonus
room. ALL THIS FOR JUST $334,900!
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will treat you like royalty.
What are you looking for in a property manager?
Trust and confidence Attention to detail
Professional and personal service Long term commitment
Our property manager Carol Saulnier has all of these qualities and more. She
has been with Green Real Estate for more than 12 years. Her continuing goal
is to earn your trust, your confidence and your business. Call Carol today and
find exactly what you have been looking for in a property manager.
778-0455 9906 Gulf Drive (Next to the Anna Maria Post Office)
(941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker
DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on
Anna Maria Island. Captivating Gulf view from
this custom-designed home by renowned archi-
tect Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy
beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. $1,150,000.
Sandy Drapala, 252-1632 or Kathy Marcinko
ELEGANT MANATEE RIVER ESTATE 8,724
sq.ft. of exquisite luxury with Mediterranean ap-
peal. Manicured lawns and garden descend to
river, gazebo and dock. $2,000,000. Don Lewis,
746-3200 or DLeiwis203@aol.com. 45683
WHY BUILD? Five-month old magnificent 4BR/
3.5BA home with gourmet kitchen and more.
$540,000. Van Bourgois, 744-9495. 45565
SPACIOUS GULFVIEW TOWNHOME with
beach and bay access. Brand new construc-
tion, ready for immediate occupancy. Over-
sized two-car garage with extra storage.
$375,000. Traute Winsor, 504-1949. 43282
CHARMING Northwest Bradenton home close
to beaches, shopping and schools. Berber car-
pet and ceramic tile throughout. $179,900.
Cindy Pierro, 794-6818. 45651
IMMACULATE vintage home with beautiful re-
modeled kitchen. Terrazzo floors, ceramic tile,
fresh paint inside and out. Immediate occu-
pancy. $91,500. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. 45610
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PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST, recent grad or ex-
perienced for award-winning weekly newspaper. Join
a winning team. Journalism background a must.
Send resume via fax, e-mail or mail to The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fax 778-9392. E-
mail news @ islander.org.
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
WANTED: MOTIVATED SALES associate for real
estate office in high-traffic location. Commissions
negotiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.
HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, ener-
getic, non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train.
PERMANENT PART-TIME utility person to change
light bulbs, stack chairs, water plants. 10-12 hours
a week. Church of the Annunciation. 778-1638.
TYPIST FOR INVOICING position Accuracy and
speed a must. No computers. 37.5 hour week,
Monday thru Friday. Call 778-5211.
DISPATCHER FOR BUSY A/C and plumbing com-
pany. Organizational and people skills required.
Benefits, drug free, fun working place. Air & En-
BABY-SITTER WANTED: Mature person to sit three
great kids in exchange for chiropractic and or nutri-
tional care. Let's negotiate. 758-5566 or 779-9320.
CELLO LESSONS WANTED: Looking for summer
cello lessons for 12-year-old beginner. Please call
YAZIGI LANGUAGE STUDY center: Host families
needed July and August for exchange students.
Also, host family coordinators needed. Call 941-
ISLAND HEALTH FOOD store needs part-time help
in deli prep. Healthy lifestyle a must. 778-5181.
APPRENTICE TO POOL builder. Unique opportu-
nity to learn from the best. Construction/supervi-
sion helpful. 778-6587.
PART-TIME PERSON, 10-15 hours per week, $10
per hour. Call Church of the Annunciation, 778-
1638, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
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
HUSBAND FOR A DAY. Odd jobs, even jobs, no
job to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.
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PELICAN COVE Turnkey furnished with INEXPENSIVE ISLAND GETAWAY Rare
Gulf and Bay views. Hot tub, heated pool, 2BR/1BA with bay view. Turnkey fur-
tennis courts, boat docks. Great rental his- nished, well maintained with heated pool.
tory. $224,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. Move-in condition. $112,000. Call lister Ed
MLS45686 Oliveira 778-4800, eves 778-1751.
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. Call 778-4800.
READY TO BUILD! It doesn't get any
better than this 54 by 105 ft. lot. Steps
to the beach. Only $159,000. Lynn
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HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME REDUCED!
415 SPRING: The Clay House is back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
a 3BR/2BA with a single carport and sits on one and one-half
lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo), 1954
and 1994. Asking 1997 price of $21-9,tG0-Reduced to 208,999.
The lowest priced home in Anna Maria.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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Lan Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
792-5685 Fax 795-4329
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Bl Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
S Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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from the Anna Maria City Pier is now at the
Sarasota Farmers Market (Main St.) Saturday
7 til Noon. Fossil, Shark Teeth, and Unique Jewelry
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FRESH MULLET SALE
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FRESH MULLET T-SHIRTS & TANKS $10
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941-778-7978 Fax 778-9392
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S Rules in effect for Manatee County:
S> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
Sone day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
>- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
0 off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
-, i-. wla'g :rr ei- sii4off ba mtors is;
Sallowed for ten minutes daily.
>- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
Permitted any day.
S Questions or comments? Call the South-
west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
IF YOU LIKE your home really clean and orga-
nized, call Ava, 778-0403.
LEARN HOW TO USE your computer as easy as
your telephone. Your home, your convenience.
Computer repairs. 383-5372.
CLEAN WINDOWS: Wouldn't that be nice! I'll make
your glass gleam. "Chris's Window Cleaning." Lo-
cal, licensed, insured. 941-725-0399.
DICK FRITZ, now Sutton Group Properties. Com-
mercial, waterfront. 36-year island resident. 792-
2913, 795-4112. 5910 Cortez Rd. W. By appoint-
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes un-
sightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house ex-
teriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. We
don't cut corners, we clean corners. Dependable,
affordable, honest, insured. 750-4772.
JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES handyman. Free esti-
mates! No job too small. Carpentry, electric, plumb-
ing, roofing, masonry, repairs. Call Jack at 721-
TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice. Pager, 252-3300, or 746-6678.
PHYSICAL THERAPY, rehabilitation, fitness train-
ing, relaxation, stress management, massage. In
your home! 778-3523.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
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 dis-
count. Call 778-2581or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
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, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.
t'-S TRtoU'S, nhighly-skilled, rimeticulous, sober,
Prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, re-
Spairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
Smates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Calt Jim
fickal at 778-1730.
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 Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. 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.
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.
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-
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable
rates call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
Mary Beth Gajda-Morgan
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SCREEN REPAIRS, drywall repairs, painting, car-
pentry, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof repairs,
all home repairs. Low prices. 504-2027.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth,
owner and operator, 729-0619.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets,
non smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week.
ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from.
Big ones, small ones and one just right for you.
Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
form beautiful beach, $350 per week. Summer
dates still available. Almost Beach Apartments
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment close to beach
and shopping. Annual rental. $700 month, first, last and
security deposit. Available May 1. 795-7805.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, one block to beach
and bay, close to shops, great location. $550
month, $550 deposit. 203 Second St. N.,
Bradenton Beach. Available now. 813-258-2411.
BEACH RENTALS: Private beacon, walk to every-
thing, new akicnens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $525 to
$so5 week, $1,500 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-
4523 or 1-800-977-0803.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/
-'2A,completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock,
many extra -A-vailable June 12 to Nov. 30. $550
week, $1,600 month. tan Q13-286-9814.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA
townhouse available summer and next season.
Beautiful decor with pool, garage, and all ameni-
ties. Walk to beach and shops. 941-778-0167.
CHARMING ANNA MARIA Gulf beach apartments.
Lovely, fumished interior, sundecks, patio. 2BR and 3BR,
weekly, monthly, vacation, no pets. Owner, 778-3143.
BEACH RENTAL: 2BR/1BA completely furnished. One
house from beach. No pets. Available Aug.-Dec. Mini-
mum two weeks. 813-689-0925 or 941-778-4742.
AWESOME SUNSETS! 3BR/1.5+BA house across
from Cortez Beach. Spa, garage, fenced yard. Weekly,
monthly, seasonal, annual possible. 778-5325.
HOLMES BEACH PIRATES DEN, heated pool, pri-
vate. $350-$450 week. Stones throw to beach.
Weekend/month, no pets. 778-4368.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Single-family ground-level
home on Spring Avenue. 1BR/1BA, $800 month.
Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, 778-2291.
MANASOTA KEY: Gorgeous new 2BR/2BA single
home on beach, no steps. Available monthly,
luxury accommodations. Owner, 800-246-4882.
ANNUAL RENTALS! 3BR/2BA home on Bimini
Bay, $1,300 month; 2BR/2BA with two-car garage,
$950 month; 2BR/1BA with washer/dryer, $700
month. None accept pets. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate, 778-2307 for details.
ANNA MARIA: Exceptionally clean 2BR/1 BA, close
to Gulf, bay, tennis. Modern kitchen, bath. Dish-
washer, air conditioning, washer/dryer hookup. No
smoking, no pets. Available July 1. $800 month
plus utilities, first, last, security. 778-3119.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home, fully furnished,
beach side of Gulf Drive. No smoking, no pets.
Available after July. 813-681-9111.
WANTED: 2BR/2BA in Holmes or Bradenton Beach.
Wanted for Aug. 1. $700 month, by professional, non-
smoker, no pets, two-young girls every other week-
end. Please call Scott at 747-2355 ext. 287.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulffront
2BR/2BA, great rates. August thru October 2000
and Jan. 2001. Deal direct with owner. Frank, 716-
ADORABLE COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA, furnished,
renovated, central air conditioning, wood floors,
washer/dryer, one block to beach and shops.
$1,000 month, $400 week. 106 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach. 813-258-2411.
2BR/1BA, air conditioning, washer/dryer, annual
lease. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 778-0700.
ANNA MARIA CITY, 2BR/2BA pristine home. 40-ft.
from beach access on gorgeous street. Available
monthly at $2,200 or seasonally at $2,000. Dec.
thru April. 603-875-5577.
SEASONAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA, elevated house
with two-car garage, canalfront. Anna Maria City.
Available Dec. thru April. 813-949-0869.
SPACE FOR RENT: Work space, boat parking, lots
of usage. Water, electric. Cortez. 761-7471.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX in Anna Maria near Island Com-
munity Center. Annual. First, last and security. No
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RNALSCntnedRAL SATECniudRAL SATECntne
VACATION RENTAL, weekly, monthly. Great
Holmes Beach neighborhood. Boat dock available.
Steps to beach. Available July 1. Call 778-7098.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under con-
struction on Bradenton Beach. 1440 sq. ft., 3BR/
2BA, two-car garage, two blocks from beach on
quiet dead-end street. $210,000. Days 920-9631,
evenings and weekends 778-6131.
LARGE ISLAND HOME for sale by owner. 4BR/
2BA, screened lanai. $199,500. By appointment.
Days 920-9631, evenings 778-6131.
2BR/2BA each side, i .
water view, two ,. --
private sun decks. ." "BI
Owner financing ,
$239,000. ^ Y
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc.
5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7244
email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gulfbayrealty.com
ANNA MARIA Gulf beach duplex, turn-key fur-
nished, 4BR/2BA, sundecks, covered parking,
lovely interior, classic view. Owner, 778-3143;
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA garage condo. New
central air, kitchen, bathroom, tile and Berber. Walk
to beach. $89,900 by owner. Days 920-2969,
ISLAND MOTEL AND 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. Contact Ann Martin at
941-388-4447, after hours 941-953-7717.
ML#19175 Michaels Saunders & Company.
MANASOTA KEY: Gorgeous new home on the
beach. 2BR/2BA plus 1BR/1BA guest home. 2/3
acre. Only $729,900. 800-246-4882.
EXCLUSIVE POINT LOT on Intracoastal Waterway
near Cape Haze. Deep water, 780-ft. of shoreline.
Zoned to build five units or use as private gated es-
tate. $439,900. 800-246-4882.
VERY RARE Manasota Key beach-side building lot
suitable for large single or duplex, water and sewer,
only $349,900. Plans and engineering included.
WANTED: Professional person wants to buy
single-family home or duplex in nice, quiet area.
Reasonably priced. Cash buyer. Call 383-0244.
LARGE DUPLEX in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA and
1BR/1BA, possible 2BR/1BA with deeded dock,
family room and fireplace. Asking $224,900 or best
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA condo. Gulf view, 60-
yards to beach. Balconies, storeroom. 3401 Gulf
Drive. Open house, Saturday and Sunday, 2-4pm.
INVESTORS, HOLMES BEACH duplex, turnkey,
2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Good location, annual in-
come. $247,900. By appointment. 779-2171.
BY OWNER: Island home, 2BR/2BA plus den or
third bedroom. Quiet neighborhood, short walk to
beach. $164,500. By appointment, 778-4076.
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5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
P O Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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SHIP ON SHORE! BAYFRONT HIDEAWAY This wonderful 2BR/2BA beach house offers a fun and
informal hexagon design enhanced by nautical accents, including a porthole in the front door and
marine-rope railings. The comfy greatroom floorplan is enhanced by light oak floors, a cozy, free-
standing fireplace and a wonderful wooden spiral staircase painted a cheerful shade of red! The
sunny kitchen has pretty butcher block countertops and the bayside sliding doors are framed by lovely
wooden valences with display shelves above. Enjoy panoramic views of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
and City Pier, plus beach walks on your own private shore! Priced at $480,000.
BAYFRONT BEAUTY This lovely 3BR/2BA bayfront hideaway offers the finest amenities and
most wonderful waterfront location, just steps from the Rod & Reel Pier! Features include gor-
geous marble floors, radius walls complimented by textured, vaulted ceilings with recessed light-
ing and fans, plus many glass-block windows. The comfy greatroom floorplan offers sliding glass
doors opening onto a spacious bayside deck and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with handy
breakfast bar. The expansive maser suite offers an 18 ft. bathroom complete with Jacuzzi tub,
glass-block shower, double vanities and walk-in closet. Live the Island dream! $659,000.
PARADISE FOUND! SECLUDED GULFFRONT HIDEAWAY The enchanting location of this
brick and cypress Island home is truly priceless! Offering 106.5 ft. of sandy beachfront with sea
oats, this is the finest parcel of Gulffront property currently available in the village of Anna Maria!
Features include a wood-burning fireplace, ceiling fans, spacious double-car garage with
genie door opener, and expansive Gulf-side kitchen with handy breakfast bar. The oversized
lot is very high and dry and offers lots of privacy, plus it;s own inviting walkway through danc-
ing sea oats to the wonderful, wide, walking beach! Truly one-in-a-million! Priced at $1,250,000.
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WEST OF GULF DRIVE ONLY 150 FEET TO BEACH
ACCESS! Attractive home refurbished 1988 with
greatroom design. Spacious living area plus
charming attached apartment for rental in-
come or guests. On beautifully landscaped
95x131 lot offers room for pool off 14x29 foot
screened porch. $575,000.
,r CAN'T DUPLICATE
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Total 1998-99 refur-
illlllll bishment includes
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' .... ;l grade features. 3BR/
2BA plus spacious
Sdecks add to living
Area. Unique tropi-
cal landscaping. Short walk to beach and all
for only $327,000!
M 4A MA
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
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9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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views! Unique value, 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
PERIDIA Lakefront lot with oaks. Amenities in-
clude country club, golf, pool, tennis, RV storage
and restaurant. No homes on three sides.
$77,900. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#44953
TWO HOUSES ON 7.3 ACRES Lots of potential
and possibilities. 4.8 acres commercial and 2.5
acres residential. $319,900. Chard Winheim
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
PINE BAY FOREST 3BR/2BA treehouse villa, end
unit includes covered atrium, family room, updated
kitchen, tile floors and fireplace. $126,900. Susan
Hollywood. 778-2261. MLS#45343
HAWTHORN PARK Fantastic 4BR with den and fam-
ily room. Bring kids to enjoy the pool, cheerful kitchen
and dramatic two-story family room. $279,900. Nancy
Fasel/Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#44642
PRICE REDUCED! Great Island location. Five
separate offices, entire building long-term lease.
Great return. Call for particulars. $295,000.
Bobye Chasey 778-2261. MLS#35803
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