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"The Best


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Volume 8, no. 49, Oct. 18, 2000 FREE


Stone crab crazy, diners go into frenzy
Fishermen Anthony Manali ofAnna Maria has a firm hold on a couple of his stone crab buddies. This is a
business where it's paramount to be faster than the critters you work with. Stone crab season started Oct. 15.
Manali has been crabbing and fishing local waters for more than 30 years. For more about stone crabs, see
inside. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rick Morash


Festival will liven Pine Avenue,


light up night in Anna Maria


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The organizers of last year's October street festi-
val are putting the finishing touches on the event set for
this weekend in Anna Maria. the Art and Flavors of the
Island Festival.
Organizers Rick DeFrank and Jason Cimino said
they think this year's festival will be bigger and better
than ever.
The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, begin-
ning at 10 a.m. Pine Avenue will be closed for the event
with the exception of the intersection at North Shore
Boulevard. Gulf Drive and Bay Boulevard at the west
and east ends of Pine will also remain open to traffic.
DeFrank said there will be music, great food and
art.
The festival will culminate with a fireworks dis-
play shortly after dark.
DeFrank said live entertainment will start-at noon.
Reid Frost, a local singer who mixes Jimmy Buffet and
country music, rockers Connie and Scott and Coco
Ray, a blues singer, will perform during the afternoon.
At 5:30 p.m., the reggae band Roadblock will take


the stage at the Bay Boulevard end of Pine Avenue and
then everyone can walk across the street-for the festi-
val finale, a fireworks display near the city pier.
The fireworks, donated by the owners of Bayview
Plaza, will be the handiwork of Jim Taylor, of Taylor-
Made Pyrotechnics and Taylor-Made Marine of
Holmes Beach,
DeFrank said Publix donated wine for the festival
and Budweiser donated beer.
DeFrank said restaurants at the event this year in-
clude Bistro at Island's End and the Chiles group of
restaurants the Beach House, Mar Vista and Sand-
bar. The Cortez Kitchen will offer its smoked fish spe-
cialty and another vendor will offer homemade barbe-
cue, according to DeFrank.
There will be about 50 vendors offering arts and
crafts, according to DeFrank, and there will be a pet-
ting zoo and pony rides for children.
DeFrank said all proceeds from the event will be
donated to an Island charitable organization. He said he
and Cimino, who organized Celebrate Anna Maria Inc.,
a non-profit corporation to host the event, haven't de-
termined which organization will receive funds.


... but not all are festive about fest


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Some local artists are feeling less than festive about
this weekend's Anna Maria street festival.
The Art and Flavors of the Island Festival will take
place on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria Saturday starting


at 10 a.m. It has been organized by city residents Rick
DeFrank and Jason Cimino.
Several would-be vendors say they were told their
merchandise was "junk" and some say they were told
PLEASE SEE FESTIVAL, PAGE 4


Eastern growth


to impact


future Island


traffic woes
By Paul Roat
Imagine two four-lane bridges linking the main-
land to Anna Maria Island.
Imagine a six-lane Cortez Road.
Those are the "demands" that growth dictates may
be needed by the year 2025, according to preliminary
studies done by a consultant for the area's regional
transportation planning organization.
Robert Longfield, a project manager with the firm-
URS working for the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, said by computing growth pro-
jections in eastern Manatee County and factoring in
visitors and others who want to enjoy the beaches on
the Island, road networks to accommodate the traffic
call for wider bridges and roads.
"Stop right now," Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore interrupted at Monday's Island Transporta-
tion Planning Organization meeting. "There may be a
demand for it, but it ain't gonna happen."
Longfield agreed, adding that a proposed trolley
program for the Island may be the solution to future -
and current traffic woes.
MPO Executive Director Mike Guy concurred.
"Public transportation alternatives are critical to mak-
ing the transportation program work," Guy said.
The long-range traffic projections are part of a
long-range traffic planning process the MPO is em-
barking upon. The program is somewhat fast-paced,
with meetings beginning Oct. 30 and continuing
through the end of the year. The final report is expected
to be presented to the MPO in January.
The Oct. 30 meeting begins at 5 p.m. at Sudakoff
Hall at the USF-New College Campus in Sarasota.



Tlappenings
Thursday Oct. 19-21
SThree-day Gentle Spirits Revival
starts Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria.
Saturday Oct. 21
Privateer fresh-smoked mullet sale
at Publix parking lot, 8 a.m. 'til it's gone.
Audubon tour of Leffis Key and
Beer Can Island commences at 8:30 a.m.
from the corner of Broadway and Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Political forum at 10:15 a.m. spon-
sored by the Holmes Beach Civic Association
for candidates for Manatee County Commis-
sion, Supervisor of Elections and Florida
House District 68 at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Art and Flavors of the Island Festival
begins at 10 a.m. on Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria and concludes with fireworks at dark.
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PAGE 2 0 OCTOBER 18. 2000 U THE ISLANDER


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concrete beam on the
bridge at Perico Bayou
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way. Leware bridge
engineer Mike Johnson
said the bridge will be
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have seven type III beams
for support. Leware
specializes in building
bridges. "We don't do
roads, Johnson said.
"Just bridges. I remember
coming down' here years
ago when I was living in
Tampa. Anna Maria Island
has changed, but least it
doesn't look like Longboat
Key." Islander Photo:
David Futch


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THE ISLANDER 0 OCTOBER 18, 2000 0 PAGE 3


Bradenton Beach at helm during, Meetingas


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach officials took offense at a re-
mark stating they did not answer the phone when
Hurricane Gordon threatened the Gulf coast Sept.
17.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney said
during a commission work session in September that
no one was available to answer the phone at Island
cities during the weekend Hurricane Gordon passed
by the Island.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole, Bradenton
Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, Holmes Beach
Commissioner Don Maloney and emergency opera-
tions personnel tried to set the record straight at an
Oct. 11 Island Emergency Operations Center meet-
ing.
Bradenton Beach City Clerk Pat Grizzle said she
and Deputy City Clerk Nora Idso answered the
phone all day Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Bradenton
Beach Police Departmeinhtwhich thle used as a corn-
mand center under the di ection of Bradenton Beach
- Lt. John Cosby. . .. : -
They began boarding up and packing city hall
documents at 6:30 a.m., Grizzle said, preparing for
evacuation. During the morning, the wind caused
some damage to city hall phone lines, but when tech-
nical problems were straightened out, all incoming
calls were forwarded to the Bradenton Beach Police
Department where they answered calls until 7:30
p.m.
Anne Beck, Annia Maria City director of public
works, said Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe and Commis-
sioner Thomas Skoloda were available until noon
Sept. 16 to answer the phQne and tell residents where
they could get sand bags. A coastal cleanup was
scheduled Sept. 16. which is why the two elected
officials were at city hall on Saturday.
S. It was a lucky happenstance." Becjk said.
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When the hurricane made impact on Anna Maria.
Island, Sept. 17, Beck, Wolfe, and public works
foreman Bud Bailey were driving around the city
checking damage and clearing trees where needed,
Beck said.
Although they were away from the phone, they
were in constant radio contact with the Manatee
County Emergency Operations Center, and calls to
the local sheriff's office were forwarded to the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Beck said.
All pertinent information was radioed back to
her.
Beck said the normal procedure of opening the Is-
land Emergency Operations Center as a command cen-
ter during a hurricane was not followed this time. The
IEOC is located at the West Manatee Fire-Rescue sta-
tion No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
When the IEOC opens for an emergency, calls
from each city are forwarded there, where elected of-
ficials from three Island cities answer phones per-,
sonally. : '
"In the-event that IEOC is not activated, Mana-
tee County EOC downtown takes charge by forward-
ing press releases and information to the media,"
Beck said. Also, during emergencies, several televi-
sion stations display informational strips along the
bottom of the screen, she said.
Beck said she believes Commissioner Maloney
was concerned because IEOC was not activated as a
command center during Hurricane Gordon. Chief
Andy Price of West Manatee Fire-Rescue and direc-
tor of the IEOC was out of town and unavailable for
comment.
Callers seeking information from Holmes Beach
City Hall during Hurricane Gordon Sept. 16 and 17
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Festival draws some flack
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

their wares were "crap" by DeFrank.
Artist Missy Williamson of Bayview Jet-Ski does
acrylic paintings and also what she calls "shell art."
Williamson said DeFrank's wife Autumn, who cre-
ates jewelry for her shop, Autumn's Whims, came to look
at her work and asked her to have her work in the show.
But Williamson said when she filled out the event
application, she listed her shell art along with her paint-
ings and she was then told her shell works could not be
in the show, "because it was not art and that anything
glued is not art."

What is art?
Williamson said she went to the Island Branch
Library and looked up the word "art."
"There were lots of definitions, but there was noth-
ing about shells or glue," she said.
"This is just ridiculous," Williamson said, "I don't
understand any of this. My paintings are good enough,
but my shell art is not."
Williamson said she could understand it if she just
wanted to sell little shell things made in Japan, but she
said some of the things she makes from shells are re-
ally pretty, especially the lighted Christmas trees she's
been working on lately.
"People should be able to experience all of the trea-
sures we have on this Island, and shells are one of
them," said Williamson.
Wlliamson said she isn't going to put her paintings
in the festival unless she's also allowed to display her
shell works.
"I told Rick that if he had a change of heart I would
be in the show, but he told me I would have to have a
change of heart," Williamson said.

More junk
Several other potential vendors who sought booths
in the street festival were turned away by DeFrank,
who called their work "junk."
Ginny Dutton of Ginny's Antiques and Art, said
she thought it was an unfortunate situation when artists
who do really "neat stuff" can't be represented at the
festival.
"I guess that's okay," she said, "because it isn't


Art helps animals
Anna Maria artist Sissy Quinn will be promoting her
other love along with her stained glass artwork Satur-
day, Oct. 21, at the Flavors of the Island and Art
Festival on Pine Avenue Saturday, Oct. 21. A full-time
artist, she is an animal lover and volunteers at the
Manatee County Humane Society and the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary. Quinn will give all of the
proceeds of her sales Saturday to those organizations.
really an Island festival. It's a Rick DeFrank festival."
Dutton said she wanted her remarks to be taken as
positive criticism. She said she didn't want to be nega-
tive, but she did want to speak her Irish mind.
Rosemary Fleck, owner of Essence of Time in
Holmes Beach and an Anna Maria City resident, has
also decided to avoid the show. She said she was in-
vited to display and sell her seaglass works but she
decided against it after hearing that the owners of
Rader's Reef were not allowed to put their work in the
festival.
Fleck said that's "just plain wrong. They were told
'anyone can glue 10 things together,' and that 'that's
not art."'
Fleck said she has a degree in design and she can


tell when something is good, and the things made by
Rader's Reef are good.
"Besides," she said, "they've been on the Island for
22 years and they're nice people. If their stuff is junk,
how could they stay in business?
"This just upsets me. I mean, this is not ajuried art
show. Where do they get off insulting people like that?
What credentials do they have to make those deci-
sions?" Fleck asked.
Fleck said Cimino called to apologize to the people
at Rader's Reef and said they could have a booth, but
at that point they no longer wanted to participate.
DeFrank said the flap created by the refusal to in-
clude some potential vendors is surprising, but he's
standing by his decision to exclude some vendors from
the festival.
"We're looking for quality," he said, "and shells
glued on a mirror are just not quality."
DeFrank said even the Anna Maria Art League
excludes "shell art" from its shows.
He said whenever there is ajuried art show, people
have to send in slides of their work, and some get ex-
cluded. "Sometimes things even slip in and have to be
excluded at the last minute," he said.
DeFrank said he just wanted to create a quality
event that was fun for Islanders.

Art League and shell art
The Anna Maria Art League has no policy about
"shell art" in its juried shows.
Laura Beard, president of the League, said when
they have a juried show, a board of experienced judges
and artists decides what gets into the show.
She said they try to get artists working in various
media onto the jury potters, jewelers, painters, etc.
"The selection is done by numbers," she said.
"Each item is judged on a scale of one to four, and
things made with shells generally are voted out.
"Some people consider things made with shells as
'artsy crafty' and not as fine art, so injured shows, you
usually don't see things made with shells," Beard said.
Beard said artists often complain when things they
don't consider art is included in a show.
She recalled one year when they had someone with
dried flower arrangements. "They were selling like
hotcakes, but the artists complained. I love shell orna-
ments and I buy some every year to give to my family,
but a lot of artists do not consider them art."


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THE ISLANDER U OCTOBER 18, 2000 U PAGE 5


Eastern ballfields take priority, Island field ignored


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Manatee County finished a Myakka City park
project Oct. 9 that included a multi-purpose field and
court, playground, picnic shelter, restrooms, a quar-
ter-mile fitness trail and a mini-soccer field.
Now plans call for the county to spend $300,000
- half from the state and half from the county -
improving the east county Lakewood Ranch park to
add a softball field, picnic pavilion, playground
equipment and a paved parking area for 40 vehicles.
Lakewood Ranch park presently includes eight
soccer fields, two football/soccer fields, two regula-
tion baseball fields, two Little League fields, two
softball fields, eight tennis courts, six basketball
courts, six racquetball courts and parking.
According to interim county parks and recre-
ation director Cindy Turner, the county is trying to
bring a full plate of recreational possibilities to east
Manatee County.
Meanwhile, Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes
Beach sits like a remnant from the Oklahoma dust
bowl of the Great Depression, said Jane von
Hahmann, who is one month and a write-in candi-
date away from taking her seat on the Manatee
County Board of Commissioners.
The field the county said it spent $50,000 build-
ing is almost two years behind schedule.
Named after the late baseball great and Island
resident Birdie Tebbetts, the field has no fence,
plenty of weeds, little grass, plenty of "Keep Out"
signs and no end in sight as to when it will be fin-
ished.
Von Hahmann said she was stunned to hear
about the number of improvements to Lakewood
Ranch while Tebbetts Field has been ignored.
Perhaps it was a matter of trying to play catch up
as Lakewood Ranch increased dramatically in size
and the numbers of children needing a place to play.
The problem, as von Hahmann sees it, is there
also are children on the Island who need a place to
play baseball and soccer after they leave Little
League and junior soccer programs at the Anna


Maria Island Community Center.
Turner with parks and recreation said parks and
ballfields in east Manatee County have been given
priority due to the number of people who have
moved into places like Lakewood Ranch.
"We're going through tremendous growth," she
said. "And we're trying to keep up with that growth.
We're also going through a transition since Danny
Hopkins left as parks director."
Meanwhile, the red-clay stepchild in Holmes


The program to create a memorial to com-
mercial fishermen in Cortez has taken a couple
of critical steps in the past week: An application
for financing and expansion to honor those who
have died at their work.
Cortez Waterfronts Florida manager Janet
Hoffman put the finishing touches on an appli-
cation for a $25,000 grant from the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs, financial sup-
porter of Waterfronts and the Cortez proposal.
The grant, which is pretty much assured
under the program which set up Cortez Water-
fronts, will include not only the memorial but
also plaques for Cortez commercial fishermen
who have been lost at sea.
The plaques were voted by the Waterfronts
committee last week at a meeting in the old fire
hall, headquarters of the organization and a com-
munity center for the historic village.
Bill Miller, Cortez artist and a member of
the committee, was assigned to prepare ideas for


Beach gets ignored.
Von Hahmann said she plans to find out why and
thinks the best thing for Island residents to do is to
call or write all the county commissioners and bug
them until they do something about Tebbetts Field.
The commissioners are Gwen Brown, Jonathan
Bruce, Pat Glass, George Harris, Joe McClash, Amy
Stein and Stan Stephens, who is expected to be re-
placed by von Hahmann. The telephone number for
the commission office is 745-3700.


the memorial. He is a successful sculptor who
runs a plumbing and heating business.
The committee will meet again at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 19, to hear further from Bob Jef-
frey, manager of St. Petersburg's urban design
and historic preservation program.
He will discuss design standards for commu-
nities such as Cortez and how to tailor such stan-
dards to fit the village. This is the next project for
Cortez Waterfronts.
The meeting will be in the brand new old
fire hall, which Cortezians and other friends re-
stored and refurbished in a day of hard work
Saturday, Oct. 7. Hoffman described Water-
fronts' re-created home as "a thousand percent
improvement, just wonderful for Cortez."
The restoration workers were rewarded with
a dinner of fish donated by A.P. Bell Fish Co.,
cooked by Blue Fulford and associates, plus
tablefuls of special dishes prepared by the home
chefs of Cortez.


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If it isn't one thing ...
It's another. How many months did we suffer unbear-
able (or it seemed so) temperatures over 90 degrees?
Wouldn't you know that now since it's cooled off and
there's a breeze, it's a problem.
While nearly all of Anna Maria's residents, and
plenty from around the area, are awaiting the reopening
of the city pier, it may be delayed because construction
has been hampered by high winds.
Thankfully, it's not hot air that's holding things up.

Be on the lookout
Whether you be for or against a new megabridge to
Anna Maria Island, you may want to pick up your ap-
pointment calendar and start filling in dates for important
upcoming meetings.
Have we not been saying all along that rampant
growth in eastern Manatee County is putting pressure on
our Island infrastructure?
Who the heck moves to Lakewood Ranch to play on
the Interstate? We're willing to bet these folks and more
move to Manatee County because of its beautiful beaches.
And it's choking us nearly to death.
We've had conversations with county commission-
ers on numerous occasions about much-needed improve-
ments at our public beaches, the urgent need for addi-
tional boat launching facilities (somewhere other than on
Anna Maria Island), and the potential for spending tour-
ist tax revenue on some of these needs.
Now comes proof, of sorts.
A transportation consultant has advised that the de-
mands of growth in east county and the ever-increasing
volume of tourists will require widening roads and
bridges to Anna Maria Island.
Let's hope the visionaries of these wider roads and
bridges at least make a trip to the Island as far as King
Fish Ramp on Manatee Avenue and to the intersection of
Cortez Road and Gulf Drive for a look around.
Where, and how, will these wider roads and bigger
bridges merge into one-lane, mostly two-story quaint little
old Anna Maria Island?
We don't know about you, but for us, having the sea-
sonal traffic bottleneck merge all along the length of the
Palma Sola Causeway and Cortez Road is far better than
dumping it on top of two intersections on the Island.
First up on your Hallmark calendar should be the Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization meeting Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.

Make a call
How about calling each of the members of the Mana-
tee County Board of Commissioners after new officials take
office in December to chat about the deplorable condition of
Birdie Tebbetts Field and the disproportionate amount of
taxes we pay for parks and recreation compared to what we
receive in return. Phone them at 745-3700.


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Commissioner Maloney
As a matter of general policy, Bradenton Beach
does not respond to errors printed in the local media,
but the same misstatement has appeared in more than
one article recently and needs to be clarified.
During the weekend of Sept. 16-17, city hall was
staffed on Saturday from noon until 7 p.m. and the
phones were being answered. On Sunday when the
storm was expected, city hall staff was directed to the
Bradenton Beach Police Department to answer phones,
where they remained on duty from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At one point early Sunday morning, the telephone
system was down for about an hour due to technical
problems, and again in the afternoon when the tele-
phone lines were down due to storm damage.
Our citizens are always our primary concern, and
we did everything possible to see that they were pro-
tected and informed.
Police Chief Sam Speciale, Police Lt. John Cosby
and other officers on duty; Public Works Supervisor
Buddy Watts and his staff; City Clerk Pat Grizzle and
Deputy City Clerk Nora Idso; Building Official Roger
Titus; Commissioners John Chappie, Bill Arnold,
Berneitta Kays and Dawn Baker; and resident volun-
teers were working with me that weekend and did an
outstanding job in protecting life and property. They
certainly need to be commended for their concern and
hard work.
If anyone has questions or concerns regarding the
handling of emergency situations in our city, or any
other concern, I urge them to contact me or city staff
personally for accurate and timely information.
Gail R. Cole, Mayor of Bradenton Beach

Rader's Reef owner insulted by
festival rejection
In regard to the Anna Maria street festival coming
up Saturday, Oct. 21, I'd just like to state how disap-


pointed I was when I asked to be a part of it and then I
was refused entry.
Jason Cimino was very nice and gave me all the
information about the festival when I called. Then Rick
DeFrank called back and said he was the "nit picker."
He said he would have to come in and inspect the items
in my store ornaments, mirrors and shell candles.
"They would throw a fit if you were allowed to
open a booth at the festival," DeFrank said two days
later. DeFrank said all I did was glue things on top of
each other. He did not explain who he referred to with
the collective word "they."
During the 22 years that I've been on the Island,
I've probably made and sold enough Christmas orna-
ments to barricade Marina Drive.
The Anna Maria street festival is being advertised
as an "arts and crafts" show, not a "fine arts" show.
If you look back over 22 years, you will find I have
never written to a newspaper to complain publicly, but
I feel I should in this case.
My 31-year-old son was very ill, but now he is
making good quality shell candles. I thought this would
be a great time to help him out by entering the candles
in the festival.
You see, I really thought festivals were supposed
to be fun and offer people a variety of choices.
I'd just like to say that Rick DeFrank was very rude
to me on the telephone and it wasn't necessary to de-
grade my products like that.
I have many great customers from the City of Anna
Maria.
Beverly Chouinard, Rader's Reef Shells & Gifts,
Holmes Beach


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THE ISLANDER 0 OCTOBER 18, 2000 0 PAGE 7


Real estate broker questions Bradenton mayor's legacy


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston told the Manatee
County Board of Realtors last week that he wants to leave
behind a "positive legacy" when his term is up.
Real estate broker Robin Kollar said from what she's
seen and heard from Poston during his first year in office,
the legacy will be nothing but negative.
Kollar, who owns Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria in
Holmes Beach, said she was disappointed in what she
heard Poston say at an Oct. 4 Board of Realtors meeting.
She said when Poston mentioned his "positive
legacy" statement, he apparently was alluding to his hand
in getting the city council to approve Arvida Co.'s 898-
unit condominium project on north Perico Island.
When it came to the question-and-answer period of
the meeting, Kollar said Poston entertained two questions
and left. Kollar said she never got to ask her question, so


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Strong, steady winds from the east and northeast dur-
ing the past three weeks have caused work to slow down
on the Anna Maria City Pier.
Contractor J.E. Murray said that since Hurricane
Gordon brushed by the Island in mid-September, wind has
been a problem with the outside work.
Gordon caused no damage at the pier, but strong wind
meant outside work was suspended.
Only about 10 more pilings remain to be set, but
Murray said he keeps having to send the barge away be-
cause of high wind.
The decking has been mostly replaced, though, and
there are new benches for fishers surrounding the restau-
rant. Thicker marine-grade boards were used to replace
rotted decking.
Murray said the metal roof is especially trouble-
some in the wind. "The panels are big with sharp edges,
and when the wind is up, they can slice right into you,"
he said.
There has been progress on the inside and in the bait


she e-mailed Poston.
"How do you reconcile your desire to leave a posi-
tive legacy with your support of the Perico project, a
development that will open the door to a St. Pete-style
skyline and irretrievably damage an area that represents
the pristine beauty that has drawn many to our county?"
Kollar asked.
"I'm a Realtor on Anna Maria Island and there is no
doubt that I might one day benefit financially from this
project, but I would happily make a financial sacrifice in
order to maintain a quality of life that drew me and many
others to this county."
Poston e-mailed his reply to Kollar, saying, "Because
we are in litigation on the Perico Island development, I am
not allowed to discuss the project with anyone. I will talk
with you after the suits are settled."
Asked about Poston's response to her question, Kollar
said, '"That's a chicken- answer if I ever heard one.


shop, however.
The sub-floor in the restaurant is completed. Murray
noted there's a layer of concrete under the tiles. That will
make the floor less susceptible to water damage from
above and below.
The painters have been able to work despite the wind.
The landside of the restaurant and bait shop are almost
done, and by using very low pressure on their paint spray-
ers, they were able to get most of the bay side of the struc-
ture painted.
Light brown Mexican tiles are laid on the floor wait-
ing to be grouted. The kitchen has been gutted and tile
there is ready to go.
Murray said the equipment for the kitchen has been
ordered and will be installed as soon as it arrives.
Construction could be done in a month and a half. "Of
course, I thought that three weeks ago, and then we got
these winds," Murray said.
Murray said all things considered, he is pleased with
the progress on the pier.
The pier and restaurant are expected to be open for
business in December.


That's his way of dealing with an uncomfortable issue. I
think he's in denial. He strikes me as someone who's on
an ego trip. I'm disappointed in the mayor's reluctance to
respond. The public has a right to know. When the city
voted out Bill Evers and voted in Poston, the citizens
jumped from the frying pan into the fire."
Poston denied he was talking about the Perico Island
project when he mentioned his positive legacy.
"I talked about what kind of job you can do to leave
a legacy in the context of being mayor," Poston said. "It
wasn't about Arvida. I'm not really involved in Arvida.
I'm sure they would like to go ahead. (The more the
project is delayed), it's money out of their pocket.
"When I mentioned a positive legacy, I was talking
much more in general about the fact that change is what I
ran on. We should take more risks, avoid a life of quiet
desperation. I retired and took time to reflect about leav-
ing a legacy."


Candidate forum Saturday
at Island Branch Library
A candidate forum will be held at 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The forum is spon-
sored by the Holmes Beach Civic Association.
Candidates will include Florida House of Rep-
resentatives District 68 incumbent Republican
Mark Flanagan and Democratic challenger Arlene
Sweeting; Supervisor of Elections incumbent Re-
publican Bob Sweat and Democratic challenger
Irene Ingram; County Commission District 7 at-
large incumbent Republican Joe McClash and
write-in challenger Lee VanDegrift; and County
Commission-District 3 Republican candidate Jane
von Hahmann and write-in candidate Robert
Lorentzen.
Questions for the candidates must be submitted
in writing before the forum begins, according to Rob-
ert Palmer, president of the civic association. More
information may be obtained by calling 778-7759.


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Aquarius owner 'fed up' with Second Avenue traffic


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Aquarius Beach Resort owner John Pace wants
Holmes Beach city commissioners to vacate Second Av-
enue.
Pace, Aquarius owner since 1991, told commission-
ers at a work session Oct. 10 he's concerned for the safety
of guests, employees and families at the resort at 105 39th
St., because motorists drive too fast on Second Avenue
and 39th Street.
Second Avenue is an unpaved city street, intersecting
with 39th Street, between the Aquarius and the Gulf. Al-
though open to traffic, Second Avenue is no longer used
as a thoroughfare and sections of it have already been
vacated.
In a letter to the commission, Pace said Fernando
Torres, who owns a residence at 3805 Second Ave., puts
guests at risk by driving recklessly on 39th Street and Sec-
ond Avenue.
Pace told commissioners he. recently filed charges
against Torres because of an unprovoked verbal attack on
his wife, Kim, while she was planting flowers near the
Aquarius.
Torres, on the other hand, says Pace uses Second
Avenue for an Aquarius lounge area. At a September city
commissioners meeting, Torres asked commissioners to
uphold Holmes Beach law and keep the part of Second
Avenue that is still open to traffic, unobstructed.
"Torres has illegally violated his privilege," Pace said.
"His legal entrance is on 38th Street."
"It's plain and simple at this point," Pace said, "We're
fed up." Greg Mitchell, co-owner of the Alamanda Villa,
102 39th St.. agreed with Pace. Mitchell said safety is also
his main concern and the reason Second Avenue should
be closed.
Mitchell's wife Trisha said if Second Avenue is va-
cated, she will give the Alamanda's share of the street
back to the city for use as a park. "Let's make it a pretty
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When parking was allowed, it was like a carnival. It was
a serious liability," Pace said.
Bill Saunders, assistant superintendent of public
works for Holmes Beach, offered some options for Sec-
ond Avenue.
Saunders' first choice offered would be to close Sec-
ond Avenue and 39th Street and put in a parking lot, "be-
cause that is the greatest good for the greatest number," he
said.
Another option, he said, would be to close the 100 feet
of the street behind the Alamanda and 100 feet behind the
Aquarius, leaving 39th Street open.
"Or the city could find a way to give Second Avenue
to Manatee County and let them have it for whatever rea-
son. It abuts their beach," Saunders said.
Acting Commission Chairman, Rich Bohnenberger
did not agree with giving the beach to the county.
"I don't think we need to give away any more beach


front property," Bohnenberger said.
Mayor Carol Whitmore was against closing 39th
Street. "We need to address 39th Street, because it is a
major thoroughfare for beach people," Whitmore said,
adding that she once worked at the West Coast Surf Shop,
3902 Gulf Drive.
Torres said that he was on the beach during the 1950s
before the surf shop was built there. Torres plans to build
five rental units on his Second Avenue property, he said.
"I feel we are entitled to that access. The Aquarius has
three accesses," Torres said in defense of his right to ac-
cess his property via 39th Street and Second Avenue.
Commissioner Don Maloney said the commission
needs to consider the matter and discuss it at a future
meeting.
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz was absent.
"All adjoining property owners will be invited to
speak to the commission before any action is taken con-
cerning Second Avenue," said Whitmore.


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Manatee County, challengers of the Perico Island-Arvida development, was a big hit with the 250-plus
attendees. The evening included dinner by the Wild Monkey Gourmet of Bradenton and music by the Melody
Booth Orchestra. Members of CCMC attending the event included, left to right, Joan Perry, Joy Courtney,
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Announcements


Audubon Society tours Leffis,
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The Sarasota Audubon Society will conduct a tour
of Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key on south Anna
Maria Island and Beer Can Island on the north end of
Longboat Key on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Rusty Blackwell will guide participants on a walk-
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along the meandering trail of Leffis Key.
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Two political candidates will speak at the luncheon
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at the Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach.
Arlene Sweeting, candidate for state representative
from the 68th district, and Rep. John Cosgrove, candi-
date for state treasurer-insurance commissioner, will
speak at 2:30 p.m. Both Democrats will appear on the
ballot in the Nov. 7 election.
Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20. Fur-
ther details may be obtained at 744-5583.

Gentle Spirits Revival due
at Island Baptist Church
The Joshua Bible Institute will conduct a three-day
Gentle Spirits Revival starting Thursday, Oct. 19, at the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The revival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday and feature Robbie Leech as
leader. No reservations are necessary for this free
event. Details may be obtained at 778-9203.

Widowed persons will meet
at Community Center
A meeting for widowed persons from the Island,
Longboat Key, Cortez and west Bradenton will be at
9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Sponsored by the American Association of Retired
Persons, the support group will have a "coffee and con-
versation hour." Details are available at 778-1908.

Library will launch Internet
classes Monday morning
"Basic Internet Class" will be inaugurated Monday
morning, Oct. 25, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The classes will continue every Monday from 8:30
to 10 a.m. Registration is required and the class is lim-
ited to four persons per week, as this is a one-time class
for people who have never used a computer.
Amy Hook of the Friends of the Island Library will
conduct the class. Information may be obtained and
registration completed at 778-6341.
Recipes sought by Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is seek-
ing recipes from Islanders and other friends to help
with its 40th anniversary "Taste of Paradise" compila-
tion of favored dishes.
The Center is after "favorite family recipes, all
culinary delights welcome especially those accompa-
nied by a 'home-spun' story," said Sandee Pruett, who
is gathering the material for next spring's publication.
Recipes may be submitted at the Center, P.O. Box
253, Anna Maria FL 34216 or e-mail them to
amicc@mindspring.com. Pruett also is welcoming
"any volunteers who wish to be on her 'Taste of Para-
dise' team." She may be reached at 778-1908.
Oops
Officer Roy A. Joslin of the Bradenton Beach Po-
lice Department was incorrectly identified as an officer
with the Holmes Beach Police Department in last
week's Islander.


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Leon Merian


Legendary trumpeter playing
Wednesday on Island
Leon Merian, whose trumpet delivers what Dizzy
Gillespie called "one of the most beautiful sounds
you'll ever hear," is coming to Anna Maria Island next
week and staying for a bunch of Wednesdays.
He will perform at DaGeorgio's Ristorante, 5702
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, for diners on Wednes-
day, Oct. 25, and on subsequent Wednesdays.
Now in his 70s, Merian feels he is playing every bit
as well as he was when he was with the big bands of
the 1940s and onward, and accompanying Frank
Sinatra, Judy Garland and other great vocalists.
He started playing for nickels and dimes in Boston
when he was 15, and later had the unique experience
of being the only white musician in a black band and
being tossed out of the band's hotel because it was
black and he wasn't.
He has an autobiography newly in print called
"The Man Behind the Horn," and is scheduled for book
signing around Sarasota in November.
He comes to the Island from Bradenton's Speak
Easy Grill (Oct. 19) and Bermuda Breeze (Oct. 22) and
will perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall's
opening (Oct. 28) where, he claims, "the Air Force
band will be my warm-up," preceding him and his 15-
piece big band on stage. The Speak Easy gig will be
filmed to include in a motion picture documentary
based on his autobiography.
On Nov. 20 his big band will appear in concert at
Manatee Community College's Neel Auditorium. He
has a smaller group that backs him in other appear-
ances. When he's not on the road, he lives in
Bradenton.

Low-vision group meeting
Tuesday at library
The Visionaires, a group devoted to persons with
low vision, will meet Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 1:30 p.m.
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Further information may be obtained and transpor-
tation arranged through Laura Spaulding at 778-5001.

Program canceled
The Island Branch Library has canceled the pro-
gram "Animal Safety Is Fun" by Dr. J. Michael
Cornwell, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21. No substi-
tute is planned, the library said.

Aerobics under way at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
aerobics class will be in session from 9 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25, and on succeeding Wednesdays
at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Instructor will be Tanya Slack, who also will lead
"gentle aerobics" Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays at
9 a.m. Further information may be obtained at 778-1908.


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Privateers' Island mullet smoke Saturday


The Anna Maria Island Privateers will launch their
autumn-winter "mullet smoke" season Saturday, Oct.
21, at 8 a.m. at the Publix parking lot, 3900 East Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The smoke features fresh-caught mullet smoked on
the scene, served hot for immediate consumption or
wrapped for taking home, said Bruce Witton, Priva-
teers' secretary. Witton suggests some folks may want
to make gifts of the wrapped mullet to friends.
Members of the nonprofit organization will light
up their huge smoker at 2 or 3 a.m., he said, and start
loading it with mullet at 5 a.m.
The fish come from A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez
and "I understand the mullet are running fat this year,"
he said. That means some large smoked half-fish, the
usual measure for the delicacy. Price will depend on
what the Privateers pay for the fish, variable but far
below the usual market price.


The smoke will open at 8 a.m. and go "until we run
out of fish," said Witton. Proceeds will go to the
organization's fund for building a new float-boat. The
old one, in use for decades, is mechanically cranky and
due for replacement, he said. A school bus has been
acquired for the new float and is being transformed as
members make time to work on it, and as funds become
available to buy parts.
For the past few years the Privateers have had their
mullet smokes on the mainland, at Cortez Road and
75th Street. Now they're bringing the traditional
smokes back to the Island where they began years ago.
"Publix has been so generous as to let us use their
lot for three smokes before Christmas," Witton said.
The others will be in November and December.
In addition to funding the new float, funds raised
go to held youngsters from the area, much of it in schol-
arships.


Obituaries
I l I


Virginia L. Boyett
Virginia L. Boyett. 80, of Anna Maria, died Oct. 15
in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Palmetto, Mrs. Boyett was a lifelong resi-
dent of Manatee County. She was a homemaker. She
was a member of Island Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 18, at Palmetto City Cemetery, 1010 14th Ave.
W., Palmetto, with the Rev. James Meena officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida. 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238, or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 13907 N.
Dale Mabry Hwy., Ste. 101, Tampa FL 33618. Kicliter
Funeral Home, Palmetto, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Charlotte Corder of
Holmes Beach: son Charles A. iii of Oxford, Miss.;
sister Anita Nortoi'of Cedar Town, Ga.; granddaugh-
ter Josie Nitterauer of Sarasota; and grandson Jamie
SBasshiam of New Smyrna Beach.
noj.ou ii Margaret -Eleanor Gourlay
" Margaret Eleanor Gourlay, 91. of Bradenton, died
SOct. 10 in Integrated Health Services.
Bof;i'i'n Toledo. Ohio, Mrs. Gourlay came to
Manatee County from there in 1993. She was a home-
maker. She attended Immaculadt'Conception Catholic
'Church. Toledo, and Samoset Senior Center,
Bradenton.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1101
N. Lake Destiny Road, Ste. 415, Maitland FL 32751.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by daughter Bonnie J. Gruenke of
Anna Maria: son Lee Suter of Huffman Estates, Ill.:
eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and
three great-great-grandchildren.

Raymond H. King
Raymond H. King. 75, of Palmetto, died Oct. 10 in


Anna Maria Island Community
Center soccer standings
Division I Age 12-14
Team Record Points
Air & Energy 6-0-0 18
Observer 3-3-0 9
Mr. Bones 1-4-0 3
WC Refrigeration 1-4-0 3
Division II Age 10-11
Island Real Estate 4-0-1 13
LaPensee 4-1-0 12
Island Pest Control 2-2-1 7
Air America 0-4-0 0
Division III Age 8-9
Anna Maria Spirit 4-2-0 12
Galati Marine 4-1-0 12
Jessie's Store 2-3-0 6
Palm Tree Villas 2-4-0 6


Temple services Saturday
Temple Beth Israel on Longboat Key will have
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah services at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21.
Further information may be obtained at 383-3428.


Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Indianapolis, Mr. King came to Manatee
County from there in 1962. He was a retired police officer
from Indianapolis and was also an air conditioning and
refrigeration repairman. He was a licensed boat captain.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the
Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post No. 8199, Anna Maria Island.
Services were Oct. 14. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown and Sons Fu-
neral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Dulcie; daughters Jerry
LaVon Knight of Bradenton and Cynthia Elaine Ward
of Columbus, Ohio; sister Audrey Humes of Franklin,
Ind.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Wilma C. Winslow
Wilma C. Winslow, 83, of Bradenton, died Oct. 13
at home.
Born in Bangor, Maine, Mrs. Winslow came to
Manatee County from South Bend, Ind., in 1970. She,,.
was a floral designer and owner of Forget-Me-Not Flo-
ral Shop on Longboat Key. She was a member of Key
Royale Golf Club. She was a member. of Trinity United
Methodist Church in Bradenton and Albright United
Methodist Church in Mishawaka, Ind. She was a menm-
ber of the alter guild of Trinity United Methodist
Church.
Visitation was Oct. 15 and services were Oct. 16
at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the church, 3200 Manatee Ave.
W.. Bradenton FL 34205 or to the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, 200 S. Hoover Blvd., Building 215,
Ste. 120, Tampa FL 33609.
She is survived by husband Earl; daughter Marcia
Perry of North Palm Beach and Carolyn Spangler of
Grand Rapids, Mich.; sisters Evelyn Baldwin of Mon-
roe, Ohio, and Helen Nagle of Mishawaka; six grand-
children; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Soccer schedule
Instructional League Age 5-7
Oct. 18 Harry's vs. Danziger
Island Sun vs. The Bistros
Oct. 19 Oden-Hardy vs. Bridge Street Pier & Cafe
Island Sun vs. Danziger Allergy
Oct. 24 Island Sun vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens
Danzier vs. Bridge Street
Oct. 25 The Bistros vs. Island Animal Clinic
Oden-Hardy vs. Island Sun
First game at 6 p.m., second at 7p.m.

Division III Age 8-9
Oct. 18 Anna Maria Island Spirit vs. Galati Marine
Oct. 20 Galati vs. Jessie's Island Store
Oct. 24 Galati vs. Palm Tree Villas
Oct. 25 Spirit vs. Jessie's
All games start at 6 p.m.

Division II Age 10-11
Oct. 18 Island Real Estate vs. Island Pest Control at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Island Real Estate at 6 p.m.
Oct. 25 Air America vs. Island Pest at 7:30 p.m.

Division I Age 12-14
Oct. 20 West Coast Refrigeration vs. Mr. Bones
Oct. 23 Mr. Bones vs. Longboat Observer
Oct. 24 Air & Energy vs. West Coast Refrigeration
All games start at 7:30 p.m.


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'Dearly Departed' pokes fun at family Southern style


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Growing up in the South can do one of two things
to writers.
SThey either have a jaundice view of their upbring-
ing see Tennessee Williams or they come out of
it with a sense of humor granting them license to make
fun of just about everything associated with their heri-
tage.
In the Island Players 2000-01 season premier
"Dearly Departed," authors David Bottrell and Jesse
Jones opt for the funny side of life.
And the hoots and hollers of laughter that shook the
building during Friday's opening night makes "Dearly
Departed" one of the most hysterical plays ever staged
at the little Anna Maria theater.
The play has classic vignettes about Southern life,
death and idiosyncrasies.
The playbill says the setting is "in and around the
towns of Lula and Timson, somewhere below the Ma-
son-Dixon Line. The time is the present."
A funeral for family patriarch Bud Turpin brings
all the relatives together for those special moments
when bickering just isn't enough.
The way family members harp on each other about
their shortcomings almost makes the play's underlying
theme a case of Catholic guilt Southern style.
Early in the play, the eldest son Ray-Bud played by
veteran actor Preston. Boyd is talking about his worth-
less brother "Junior who couldn't sell lemonade in hell
... and those kids of his are demon possessed."
David B. Haynes plays Junior with the appropriate
nervousness of someone who, when he touches some-
thing, it turns out bad.
Sarah Trembly is Junior's wife Suzanne. She is
tremendous in her scathing role of a Southern shrew
who can't let up on her man. It's nag, nag, nag from
start to finish.
Junior gets right to the poifit about how swim-
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Suzanne. My daddy just died, I'm dead broke with
three kids, no prospects and I'm married to you."
So the play has some Tennessee Williams buried
in it. It's still almost all fun. There wasn't a dry eye in
the house because people were laughing so hard they
were crying.
Director Kelly Woodland gave a lot of forethought
to the play, even staging portions of acts in the audience
seating area. To set the mood, she included some old
country-western musical favorites and popular church
music such as "One Day at a Time, Sweet Jesus." Sev-
eral of the actors sing some oldies but goodies to the
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A newcomer to Island Players is Buddha no
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as the slovenly redneck cousin. His take on life comes
toward the end of the play when he says to his cousin
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Here they come
Ready for the onslaught? Just about everyone is
braced for "season." The last of the vacationers,
Duffy's Tavern and Ooh la la! (formerly Chez Andre)
reopened last week. Season can now officially begin.
Hopefully traffic will be steady on the roads, mi-
nus gridlock, lines at restaurants will be sufficient with-
out overcrowding, the weather will be beautiful and so
will you.
Beginning of season, the six-month Oct.-March
snowbird portion that is, also signals the beginning of
stone crab season, as evidenced on the cover this week.
Being somewhat expert at stone crab cooking,
cracking and serving, we naturally have a minimum of
two cents to put in on the subject. You'll notice we
wisely leave the catching to others. (Those crabs can
crush.)
We discovered the microwave is terrific
for not only heating up precooked claws,
it's excellent for preparing your own re-
wards, raw claws, if you dive or trap
them yourself.
Raw stone crabs are tan, cream and
brownish in color. The "meat" is a pale
peach color and runny before it's
cooked, like half-set Jell-O. You know of
course, that it is illegal to harvest the crab only claws
may come ashore.
Local commercial crab catchers and fish houses are
required to cook their claws prior to retail sale. If you
,catch your own, you're looking at raw claws and you
probably have boiled them in the past. Any that you
buy at a market have already been boiled, and often
many batches 6f claws are boiled in the same water -
a method that can produce a distasteful aroma.
As a matter of fact, 20 or so years ago, Bonner
cooked,so many_ crabs one season for a commercial
crbber, she qiqmt eatir'g themifdr tnerlly 15 years.


Most important, boiling causes a certain amount of
flavor loss, so you can imagine what re-boiling to heat
them up costs you in savorability.
Depending on the wattage of your microwave, you
can follow the same directions for raw claws as for
fresh ears of corn. Usually two minutes each, turning
and rearranging, and you wind up with perfect, yummy
claws.
The microwave can produce excellent results for
reheating claws too: manageably hot shells with hot,
moist meat inside. Spread claws in a low, flat dish with
a sprinkling of water. Cover with a moistened towel
and zap for 3-5 minutes depending on the quantity.
Great results, fast.
Now for a sauce. If you've been in this area long
enough to remember the former resort on Longboat
Key, Far Horizons, you probably also recall its excel-
lent dining reputation. Chef Harold Wuelfrath prepared
a mustard-mayonnaise sauce for cold claws that's
simple, tangy and delicious. Just add dry, powdered
mustard to mayonnaise to taste with a squeeze or two
of key lime juice.


For hot claws,
I plunk a dish of sweet-
cream (no-salt) butter in the
microwave during the last
minute the claws are cooking. Add a dash of Louisiana
hot sauce and a generous, big squeeze of key lime juice
to the butter. Just twirl your crab tips in the dish and let
it run down the "Popsicle."
Popsicle? The best part of the stone crab claw to
many folks is the big part of the arm where the pinch-
ers are attached, although the knuckle is tops to others.
To produce the Popsicle, follow these steps:
It may be difficult to visualize, but for optimum


THE ISLANDER N OCTOBER 18, 2000 0 PAGE 13
cracking, lay the stone crab claw on its side, with the
knuckle bent upward, pushing it out as flat as possible.
Smack the flat end of the claw on the side with a mal-
let, hammer or other similar device and also give each
of the two knuckles a whack.
Bonner uses the flat side of a small hammer, not
the nail banger (head), for maximum cracked area.
Flip the flat part over and give it another good whack.
Now separate the knuckles from the flat end with a twist-
pull motion. Pull as much of the cracked shell off of the
flat end of the claw as you can by holding the big tip and
twisting and breaking the cracked shell away down to the
joint. Also, pull the little tip out and discard.
What you are left with should resemble a Popsicle,
cartilage smack between two sides of tasty, rich crab
meat and a black and orange tip for a holder. The per-
fect sauce-dipping instrument.
Mmmmm. Let's hope the season, the catch and the
weather hold out so we can really enjoy this delicacy.
What? Did I forget the knuckles? If they're too
much trouble for you, we'll take them.
And if all this proves to be too much to think about,
you can probably pay the folks at the fish markets in
Cortez a little extra to produce Popsicles for you.
Paul Brugger at Star Fish Co. says they'll do
that, for a price. Add $2 a pound to the market
prices for shelling the stone crab claws and he
suggests calling ahead if you want-this special
service. Market prices at Star this week are
$15.95 for large claws and for jumbos, more
than 1/3 pound each, it's $17.95 per pound.
S At Star Dockside Restaurant, a one
S pound, large claw dinner is just $19.95.
/ y Brugger said local crabbers are bring-
ing in nice loads of stone crab claws, but reports
from around the state are not as good. "There's no ex-
plaining it, but hopefully our local catch will stay up,"
he said.
Your other options for fresh stone crab claws are
Cortez Kitchen in Cortez and Moore's Stone Crab Res-
taurant on Longboat Key. Moore's runs its own boats
and you're assured fresh, flavorful crabs from the folks
who surely are the experts in these parts. You can
check them out on the Internet at stonecrab.net.
Anyone else who's serving fresh stone crabs is
keeping it a secret at this point.


Tents to be regulated in Anna Maria City


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners dickered with a
new tent ordinance at their meeting last week.
Commissioners previously asked City Attorney
Jim Dye to draft the ordinance after numerous citizen
complaints were received about tents and carport aw-
nings cropping up around the city. There was also con-
cern about tents left up for weeks on the beach.
One canopy included furnishings and was left in a
front yard on Pine Avenue for months.
The new ordinance is designed to establish a bal-
ance between the traditional use of tents in backyards
and shelters on the beaches and the prolific use of tents
as permanent extra rooms.
The draft of the ordinance allowed for tents to re-
main up for no more than seven consecutive days and
a total of 30 days over the course of a year.
Some citizens attending the meeting thought the time


Players play up the laughs
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
out so much as three words the entire night. Just look-
ing at his/her body language is enough to split sides.
Shade shows mastery of his craft when he morphs into
the redneck Clyde.
The rest of this most excellent cast includes Gail
Cantero (Raynelle), Jo Kendall (Marguerite), Robin
Rhodes (Lucille), David Y. Smith (Rev. B.H. Hooker),
Norma Markham (Veda), J.B. Knapp (Nadine) and
Katy Johnson (Juanita).
Go see this one. You'll just die (laughing).
The theater is located at the corner of Pine Avenue
and Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. The play runs through
Sunday, Oct. 22, with curtain time at 8 p.m. and a Sun-
day-only matinee at 2 p.m. The theater is quiet Mon-
days. Tickets are $12. The box office can be reached
at 778-5755, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
and an hour before performances.


frame was too long. Resident Tom Turner suggested 48
to 72 hours was all anyone should be allowed.
Turner further questioned the need for the ordi-
nance at all. He said he thought tents could be classi-
fied as permanent structures and would therefore could
be regulated by the building official.
Turner said the definition of a structure is "any-
thing 12 inches above the ground permanently attached
to the ground."
Building Official Bob Welch said in his opinion
tents and awnings did not meet the definition of a per-
manent structure.
Commissioner Jay Hill asked the city attorney to
include a definition of a tent in the ordinance.
Dye said he thought that wasn't such a good idea,
as writing a narrow definition meant that further ordi-
nances would be needed.
Dye added that he didn't put in a definition because
somebody would try to insist their tent fell outside the
definition.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda asked, "What about
cardboard boxes or awnings or tent-like structures used
as garages? We'll have to write another ordinance for
cardboard boxes."
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe said, "When I think of
tents, I think of grandchildren spending the weekend.
"We had a tacky situation over on Pine Avenue
with complaints from the citizens. This is not a prob-
lem we should just forget," he said.
Welch said he thought the definition of a tent was
"fabric or skin draped across a frame or other struc-
ture."
After further discussion, the commission voted to
include language in the ordinance that limited the
length of time a tent can be erected to seven consecu-
tive days with a total of 15 days allowed for the year.
The city attorney and the building official were
asked to get together and discuss a possible definition
for a tent.
In other action, commissioners voted to look into
fixing the drainage problems North Shore.Drive at 865,


863, 845 and 885.
Turner, a resident of North Shore Drive, said the drain
keeps clogging and "My old back is giving out. I've dug
that old thing so many times I've wore out my shovel."
Commissioners asked Public Works Director Anne
Beck to make it a priority and to enlist the help of Welch.
On another subject, Turner urged commissioners to
look at the Gill property at 855 N. Shore Drive.
He said the structure on the property is not in com-
pliance with zoning and he expressed concern that the
property would be sold and new owners would not be
aware of the problems.
The building official said he will check into the
encroachment.


Palma Sola classes start
Classes in gardening and painting will be-
gin with "Water Gardening in Containers" from
9 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 21 at Palma Sola
Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W.,
Bradenton.
Other classes on the park's autumn pro-
gram through Dec. 2 will include watercolor
painting, orchids, citrus, roses, palms, grafting,
birds and butterfly gardening.
Cost to members is $20, non-members $25,
for the opening class. Those interested may
obtain information and register at 722-2966.

55 Alive driving program next
Wednesday, Thursday
A two-day, eight-hour refresher course for drivers age
50 and older is next week at the Bayfront Park Recreation
Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Sponsored by the American Association of Retired
Persons, the 55 Alive program will be from noon to 4
p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 25 and 26. Reg-
istration is required by calling 383-1980, or in person
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PAGE 14 0 OCTOBER 18, 2000 M THE ISLANDER


Generations of experience benefit crabber Manali


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anthony Manali has a favorite saying on his boat
and it goes like this: You must be faster than the
crab.
Manali knows a little bit about working the Gulf
of Mexico to make a living. For more than three
decades Manali has been one of the best at harvest-
ing the finest of all delicacies found in this part of
the sub-tropics stone crabs.
The third-generation Floridian from Anna Maria
is a fishermen first and foremost.
And he's always been faster than the crab.
r "I respect the power of their claw," Manali said.
'They'd turn you into a real believer if they ever got
a hold of you. They'd crush your finger and do some
serious nerve and bone damage. It's best not to be
distracted. They're not as fast as a blue crab, unless
they're agitated. The big males can get agitated and
when they spread their claws they're just as fast as
a blue crab, or nearly so. When I reach inside the trap
and the crab isn't agitated, they'll have their claws
closed and they're pretty docile and you pick them
off one at a time. Still, you've got to be careful and
you have to be paying attention. I always remember
what momma used to say, 'Don't play with your
food.' I've been at it 30 years and I haven't had one
get me yet."
Oct. 15 was the first day of stone crab season
and Manali said he the other crabbers he talked to
said it looks like this year will be a good one because
most crabbers averaged about one pound of claws
for each trap they pulled. That's the cutoff for a good
year. A bad year, Manali said, would be about one-
quarter pound per trap.
Manali got into the stone crab business because
of his father and mother's love for the critter, or at
least its flaky, white meat. Tony and Carmen Manali
instilled respect for the sea in their son.
In the 1970s, his parents owned Anthony's res-
taurant in a quaint cottage on the corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Manali said
when they had the restaurant, "My father had 1,000


It's important to "respect the power of the claw" on stone crabs. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rick Morash


traps out to supply himself and his friends."
On a low tide, Manali said he and his father
would walk the flats around Anna Maria Island, par-
ticularly Leffis and Jewfish keys, and poke a stick
with a hook on the end into stone crab holes and do
battle with crabs until they were forced out and
parted with a claw. When it got to a point that they
couldn't get enough crabs that way, father and son
started using traps. His father would sell the crabs to
the Columbia restaurant or Las Novedades in Ybor
City.
"When stone crab season would roll around ev-


ery October, he would go to Tampa and the restau-
rant owners would see him coming with a box full
of claws," Manali said. "The Columbia restaurant
owner, Mr. Gonzmart, thought a lot of him and my
father used to love to wheel and deal with him and
the other restaurant owners."
His grandfather Alfonso Caltagerone started
coming to the Island in 1905. He would take the
ferry from Tampa to the-Anna Maria City Pier.
Caltagerone was one of the original five owners of
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the Manatee County Public Beach property that they
later donated to the county.
With stone crabs, only the claws may be re-
moved. It's against the law to possess the whole
crab.
For years, crabbers could only take one claw.
Now the law allows removal of both claws, but
Manali said he only takes one. Most big commercial
operations take both, he said, but taking both prob-
ably has little affect on their survival because stone
crabs bottom feed or use their legs to pick up food.
Manali, 43, said his crab business is considered
small compared to some of the bigger operators. He
puts out about 300 traps a year, working from his 24-
foot boat. A large operation will have 2,000 traps out
in deeper water.
"The hardest part of the business is to know
when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em and know
when to run," Manali said. "What I mean by that is
that when we start getting strong nor'west winds,
they can blow your traps from the north end of the
Island to the south end in a day or two. So you have
to know when to pick them up so you don't lose
them.
"Traps are about $15 each and if you lose 300,
you can lose $4,500 at the drop of a hat. So the hard-
est part is guessing the weather and taking the risk."
A difficult aspect of the job is lifting the traps
out of the water. Most traps are made of wood,
though crabbers are switching to plastic because
they last forever. Either way, the bottoms are filled
with cement so they stay anchored. A wood trap
typically weighs 65 pounds. When it's been soaking
in the water, it's about 75 pounds. When a trap starts
getting growth on it, the weight balloons to 85
pounds. The weight of the traps are part of the rea-
son Manali brings along Anna Maria brothers Rick
and Kevin Morash.
'They're a couple of big guys and they've been
a great help to me over the years," Manali said. "I've
been lifting these traps for so many years that my


There's nothing more appealing than a bunch of
stone crab claws. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
knees don't work like they're supposed to. I'm glad
Rick and Kevin are there."
Like anything associated with making a living
off the sea, stone crabbing can be a fickle business.
One year the season will be good for crabbers work-
ing off of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key and
lousy for crabbers just south in Venice or
Englewood. Then it might be good again near Fort
Myers and bad again near Everglades City.
"I don't know if anyone knows why it can be so
good one year and bad the next," he said. "It's been


THE ISLANDER 0 OCTOBER 18, 2000 0 PAGE 15
more unpredictable in the last 12 years. I think what
really hurt is when they dammed the Manatee River.
It hurt trout and mackerel fishing and it hurt
redfishing and crabbing and just about everything
else. There has to be that flush of freshwater combin-
ing with saltwater to make everything right. But it's
all a cycle. Take grouper fishing for example. It's
been good for the last two years. Next year may be
an off year.
"We put our traps out on Oct. 5 and went back
a couple of days later and they had crabs in them.
That got us excited. We checked a couple days later
and it seemed they stopped crawling, so it's all a
guessing game. What's a good sign is that there are
a few octopus around, which means there are crabs
around for them to chase. You don't want too many
octopus because they'll chase them all off."
The demand for stone crab claws, especially the
first day of season Oct. 15, borders on the ridiculous.
The price people are willing to pay for them borders
on the absurd.
Manali said he has seen places like Publix sell-
ing them for $17 to $24 a pound. Fish markets gen-
erally have better prices. But the bottom line, ac-
cording to Manali, is they ain't cheap. Never have
been. Never will be.
"The price should be pretty good this year as
long as there's enough of them," he said. "If you can
get them for $10 a pound, that'll be a good price."
And they're probably going to be medium-sized
claws. It can be difficult to find the jumbos or really
big claws because restaurants snatch them up before
stores ever see them.
Manali said the biggest claw he's ever seen
weighed 1 1/4 pounds and was larger than a man's
hand from wrist to fingertip.
Males have the biggest claw and it probably has
something to do with protecting their turf.
When it comes to harvesting the sea, Manali has
few equals.
"Five generations of my family have been in the
food industry," Manali said. "It's in my blood to pro-
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Island charter middle school application deadline Nov. 1


A proposed charter middle school on Anna Maria
Island is finalizing its application to the Manatee
County School Board and is seeking potential students.
The group of parents have until Nov. 1 to submit the
.application with possible student enrollment numbers.
According to Noranne Hutcheson, one of the founders of
the charter middle school, which will include grades six-
eight, the school could open by August 2001.
Parents interested in having their children enroll in the
school are asked to submit their student's information,
including date of birth, age, sex, address, home phone and
parent's name, if the student is enrolled in an ESE class
and the year the student would enroll in the charter school.
Deadline for submitting applications is Oct. 25.
"Once the charter middle school has been ap-
proved, your child will be in the first group of students
considered for acceptance," Hutcheson said. "You will
then have the opportunity to accept or reject this oppor-
tunity for enrollment."
She added that the group of parents making the
charter school application are also interested in getting
other parents involved in forming the school.
Student applications may be mailed to 105 Fourth St.
S., Bradenton Beach FL 34217, or faxed to 778-5351. For
more information, call 778-8366 or 778-8571.
Founding committee members are Hutcheson,


Marlene West, Pam Fortenberry, Lynn Lott, Kimberly
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports this week.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 4, 100 block of Fifth Street South, stolen tag.
A woman reported a Florida license tag was stolen
from her vehicle.
Oct. 5, 1700 block of Gulf Drive South, Coquina
Park, burglary. A couple reported items stolen from
their car while it was parked at the beach. When they
returned to their condominium they discovered the
items were missing. The couple said the car had been
locked and there were no visible signs of forced en-
try. The items missing were $200 in cash, $100 read-
ing glasses; $100 Fuji camera and a driver's license.
Oct. 5, 1700 block of Gulf Drive South, Coquina
Park, found property. A man found a golf bag con-
taining clubs, balls and gloves. The owner of the golf
bag claimed it at the police department.
Oct. 10, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South. Co-
quina Beach parking lot, burglary. A man told police
that two credit cards were stolen from a wallet he left
in a vehicle at the beach parking lot. A lock on the


passenger door was punched.
Oct. 10, 1603 Gulf Drive, Tradewinds Resort,
grand theft auto. A man reported that his vehicle was
stolen from a driveway at the Tradewinds Resort.
The man told police he went inside the office for two
minutes, leaving the keys in the ignition and the
doors unlocked, and the vehicle was gone when he
returned. Two days later the Palmetto Police Depart-
ment found the vehicle in the 500 block of 17th
Street West, Palmetto, with the keys in the ignition.
A suitcase with clothes and a cell phone had been
stolen from the vehicle. Police took fingerprints
from the vehicle which were sent to the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office for analysis.
Oct. 12, 900 block of Gulf Drive North, Gulf
Drive Cafe parking lot, warrant arrest. A man was
arrested on a Colorado warrant for a property crime.
At 1:16 a.m., an officer noticed a parked vehicle
with a broken-out rear window.
When the officer checked identification of the
vehicle's occupants, he discovered there was a war-
rant for one of the passengers. The officer arrested
the suspect and transported him to the Manatee
County. Colorado will extradite, police said.


Oct. 11, 200 Gulf Drive North, Beach House
Restaurant, battery. A man was arrested for punch-
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told police the suspect came in the restaurant, or-
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most everyone I see."
The waitress cried, went to thekitchen and told
the manager she could not return to the suspect's
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restaurant because he had threatened a waitress. The
suspect and the manager argued. The suspect then
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suspect told the officer he was angry at himself and
the world because he had experienced a rough time
during his recent prison stay and could no longer
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Turn of the century tales of Palma Sola area


Remember that old saw about the need to study
history or we're doomed to repeat it?
Well, we've got lots of history available to us
here on the Island: names and life stories of first
settlers, pictures of first buildings and copies of
original plat maps of the area.
For Cortez, there are a couple of great books that
describe the North Carolina fisher exodus and arrival
at a place called Hunter's Point in about 1887. How-
ever, Carteret County natives first homesteaded on
Perico Island before moving to what is today called
Cortez. I've always wondered about the little clus-
ter of homes and stores just east of Perico called
Palma Sola, but could never find much history about
the community.
Enter a wonderful little book called "Around the
Palma Sola Loop," by Fred Hall. He and his family
moved to Palma Sola in 1913, and he grew up in the
area.
The "loop" took people and goods in a long loop
from the end of Riverview Boulevard to Perico
Bayou, then to Palma Sola Bay to Warner's Bayou
West and back.
Hall's book is filled with the people and places
of Palma Sola in the early part of this century. The
center of the community was Hop's General Store
and the Palma Sola Post Office in "downtown"
Palma Sola, at the corner of Riverview Boulevard
and today's Palma Sola Causeway.
The store and post office were both run by Hop
Drawdy. "Born with a club foot, thus the nickname
Hop, this crackerboy grew into manhood tending
cattle, grinding cane, penning razorback hogs and
attending a two-room country school and, of course,
never missing the annual revivals, usually Holy-
Roller," Hall writes.
"This raising was a pretty good preparation,.nec-
essary for him to meet most of life's trials and tribu-
lations, and at the store, to act as judge, jury, defense
and prosecution when the opinions and ideas of the
assembled men and boys at corner store gatherings
was in session."
Just west of the store was a baseball field, and
teams organized by Hop played irregular games
throughout the year.
"The only real competition was once a year with
Cortez," Hall writes. "This game was always sched-
uled on a Saturday at low tide as the game was
played on the sand flats in Cortez that were flooded
at high tide.
"The winning team was awarded a box of 25
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games was one Jap Thigpen, known as the toughest.
fisherman in the Cortez area. It was said that he
could beat any man in Cortez with one hand in his
hip pocket.
"Never were any of Jap's baseball calls chal-
lenged, even when Hop, who had the habit of kick-
ing his club foot out over the plate when at bat, was
occasionally hit by the pitched ball.
"Jap would shout, 'No base, you are out! Inten-
tionally hit by a pitched ball!'"
Jap and his family homesteaded Tidy Island, the
only residents there at the time. "They had a small
truck patch, plus the usual net spreads and fishing
skiffs, and a skipjack poling boat with a long poling
oar, which was their transportation to and from
Cortez. The island was mostly salt flats and marshes,
with only about 40 acres of the 200 or so total acre-
age suitable for cultivation," Hall continues.
Today, of course, Tidy Island is one of the tonier
areas of Manatee County.

Taking a'shine to the area
And speaking of tony, Hall talks about the early
days of Perico Island, today the focus of a massive
development push by Arvida.
"One particular bachelor, Mr. Engle, forded the
shallow bayou to Perico Island where he lived in a
shack, tended his still, and kept his horse in a lean-
to that seemed in some way to keep his shack from
collapsing. His mash barrels and his still were some
100 yards away from his shack in the dense man-
groves.
"It was no mystery that Mr. Engle's main sup-
plies came in by boat to his well-concealed landing
in the mangroves on Perico Island. He did not peddle
his choice 'shine at random it was picked up by
a bootlegger from up the bay, who brought in the
necessary ingredients for his next batch, and some
groceries, as he picked up the famous Perico Island
'shine, which he cut to 95 proof and sold in razor
blade pints, retailed in Tampa and St. Pete.
"The razor blade pint is thin, looks big broad-
side, is thick glass and small cavity, 12 to the gallon.
But who is choosy when buying a pint of the rare and
exceptionally good Perico Island 'shine? It was be-
lieved that Mr. Engle added honey to the base ingre-
dients for the mash to be distilled into 'shine, be-
cause his mash barrels were always covered with
honey bees."
Hall also writes about the cookouts in Palma
Sola, where huge pots of clam chowder were cooked
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"Believe it or not, only on rare and infrequent
occasions was there ajar of good Palma Sola 'shine
sneaked around at these cookouts, for those who
chose to sample this fiery liquid carried the telltale
jar-rim mark on the bridge of their nose," Hall adds.

Fish tales
Palma Sola Bay was at the backdoor of the com-
munity of Palma Sola.
"The bay was not inviting to the commercial
fisherman, although the shallow mossy bottom areas
teemed with speckled trout, which meant success for
the hook and line fisherman. Johnny Adams made
out fairly well as a trout fisherman and poled his 14-
foot cypress skiff to the Cortez fish house, and in the
best of times received 4 cents a pound for his catch.
"Sawfish of all sizes, 14 inches to 14 feet,
ganged up, multiplied and played havoc with the net
fishermen in Palma Sola Bay. Should the fisherman
surround one or more of these monsters while strik-
ing for mullet or bottom fish, the big saw simply tore
up the net, wound up in it and thrashed around, tear-
ing at the net until nothing was left to salvage but the
cork and lead line, which meant many hours of hard,
dirty labor.
"Most any kid in Palma Sola would sell you a
six- or eight-inch saw for a quarter, or a four-foot
specimen for $4. Sawfish harvesting was not consid-
ered a profitable occupation.
"Much of the bay bottom was literally paved
with giant Cohog clams. Snook were easily caught
or gigged, but in those days snook were scrap fish
and not fit for the table.
"Maybe the fact that Palma Sola Bay had more
stingrays per square foot than any other nearby wa-
ter was the reason so many and such large sawfish
were around. The fishermen said the saws lived on
stingrays and clams."
"Around the Palma Sola Loop" is published b-y
the Great Outdoors Publishing Company of St. Pe-
tersburg. I would guess most bookstores could order
it if they don't have it in stock. Tingley Memorial
Library in Bradenton Beach also has a copy, al-
though at $6.95 it probably won't hurt you to get one
of your own.

Sandscript factoid
This is a really big stingray tale, from Fred Hall.
The area he describes is in Tampa Bay just east of
Perico Island.
"On these mossy bottom flats there occurred a
yearly phenomenon as thousands of stingrays concen-
trated, many of them in the 100-pound size or over.
"The surface of the water would dance like
schools of roe mullet bunching. It was the stingrays
mating season and when a Cortez fishing crew in the
moonlight, or even the daylight, mistook the congre-
gated stingrays for mullet and made a strike, they
were confronted with the problem of freeing their
nets from the hundreds of rays of all sizes."
"Oops," I can hear those early Cortezians say-
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Cool weather makes fishing pleasure except for wind


By Capt. David Futch
The nor'wester that blew through last week stuck
around and fishing did a changeup no one could have
forseen.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said that with constant 10- to 15-knot
winds, he had to keep on the lee side of a lot of man-
grove stands to catch some keeper snook.
"The craziest thing happened to me the other day
when I took some Japanese tourists out and we went to
a dock I like to fish," Chaya said. "The first guy threw
out a line, a fish busted it and I'm thinking there's a big
snook and he's going to keep doing that. Another guy
throws in a line and snap. I told them to tighten the drag
down. The next fish we caught was a 21-inch grouper.
Then we caught another 21-inch grouper and then we
caught a 26-inch grouper. Not too bad for fishing un-
der a dock. We had six big trout, too."
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez, reporting for
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II, said over-
all action has diminished some since the cold front and
the subsequent wind. Despite this, "there have been
some snook, redfish, trout and flounder in the bay, he
said. "Spanish mackerel and a few cobia are off the
local beaches. Things are sure to improve when the
high winds lay down and switch to a direction other
than out of the east."
Capt. Sam Kimball out of Annie's said the wind
has kept him inshore. He said he's done some beach
fishing but because the wind is out of the east, the wa-
ter is stirred up and fishing is slow.
"As soon as the wind changes and lays down, off-
shore fishing will pick up dramatically," Kimball said.
"We just need the wind to come from another direc-
tion."
Jason Lette of Island Discount Tackle said a lot
of small snook are still being caught and a few big ones,
too.
"Once the wind dies down and people can fish for
snook again, they'll catch more of the big ones," Lette
said. "Mackerel and mangrove snapper fishing is still
great. The redfish should school in the potholes be-
cause it's that time of year and they won't have to move
around as much to look for cooler water. Flounder fish-
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Libby Goss at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said
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"We've got some tarpon hanging around the man-
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jacks, some small flounder and a few sheepshead,"
Kilb said. "The wind has put a damper on fishing for
everybody, not just us here."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney on
the Neva-Miss out of Cortez said grouper fishing finally
picked up overthe weekend after the wind stopped. The
gag grouper are moving in and snapper are plentiful.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he
had a busy weekend.
"We caught mangrove and yellowtail snapper and
just flat out tore them up," Salgado said. "One of the
mangrove snapper was the biggest one I ever saw. It
was 27 inches and weighed 10 pounds. I've got this
ledge in 90 feet of water that seems to have all differ-
ent kinds of fish on it. We caught a 110-pound jewfish.
We caught 22 gag grouper and a couple of kingfish.


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6 to 9 p.m. Capt. Zack Zacharias of the Dee Jay II
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Saturday night we caught 37 yellowtail, then on Sun-
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Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
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Island Animal Clinic,
Oden-Hardy battle to tie
Mark Shuford, Karl Schoonover and Sarah
Howard led a powerful front line for Island Animal
Clinic to help salvage a tie with Oden-Hardy Construc-
tion that saw Chandler Hardy, Sage Geeraerts, Peyton
Phillips and Tommy Price anchor their team.
Just because this is the instructional league for
players age 5-7 doesn't mean this isn't some of the best
sports entertainment around.
Howard scored first for Island Animal when she
sent a blistering shot past the Oden-Hardy goalie and
defense.
While in goal for Oden-Hardy, Phillips made sev-
eral sensational stops to deny Island Animal.
But the Animal team scored again when
Schoonover broke free and fired one from 15 yards
away that made the back of the net in a hurry.
It was all defense in the second half as Price, Hardy
and Geeraerts kept the Animals in their half of the field.
Hardy was able to shoot one on goal, but Trevor
Bystrom made a good stop when the ball hit him and
fell into his arms.
Price proved indispensable as he kept kicking the
ball the length of the field to keep the Animals backed
up.
While Price was doing that, anything that came
near Oden-Hardy goalie Sarah Balducci had no chance
of going in as she turned away shot after shot.

Longboat Observer 8, West Coast Refrigeration 6
In a thrilling shootout Oct. 11 in Division I soccer
for players age 12-14, the Longboat Observer team out-
offensed West Coast Refrigeration 8-6.
Kyle Dale was the hero for the Observer, scoring
an incredible seven goals during the match. The
Observer's other goal came when a West Coast player
accidentally knocked the ball into the net.
Daniel VanAndel of West Coast would have none
of Dale's theatrics as he scored all six West Coast
goals.

Galati Marine 4, Palm Tree Villas 2
Andrew Fortenberry showed off his stuff by scor-
ing all four goals for Galati Marine against Palm Tree
Villas' two goals in Division III soccer play for play-
ers age 8-9.
They call Fortenberry "the Force" for his prowess
on the field. In the last two games for Galati,
Fortenberry has scored eight of the team's nine goals.

Carper, Price leads LaPensee over Air America
Spencer Carper provided most of the offense as
LaPensee Plumbing topped Air America 4-1 Oct. 9 in
a preliminary match at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
Carper's three-goal hat trick and another score by
Sean Price sent Air America packing in Division II age
10-11 soccer.
Carper had two first-half goals to stake his team to a
2-0 lead. In the second half, Price scored to make it 3-0.



Block that kick
Sylvie Mariolan of =*. ..--
Jessie's Island Store
soccer team gets ready
to block a shot by Jay
Dee Jackson of Galati
Marine in Division III
jamboree action Sept. 9
for players 8 and 9
years old. Regular-
season play began Sept.
11 with all four divi-
sions under way by I.
today. Islander Photo:
David Futch


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goal.
Air & Energy stays unbeaten, untied







Air & Energy continued its domination in Division
I age 12-14 soccer when they pounded out an 8-4 win
over Mr. Bones.
The Bones team started out strong with three quick
goals from Skyler Purcell, Courtney Taylor and
Lorenzo Rivera.
Air & Energy's Logan Bystrom got his team on the
board with a sizzling goal. After that, it was all A&E,
which is now 5-0-0 on the season.
Division I leading scorer Diego Felipe scored six
goals in a row before Bones player Taylor could get
another for her team.
Felipe followed with his seventh goal of the match
to finish off Bones.
One bright side for Mr. Bones was the goalie play
of Chad Richardson. Without him, the score might
have been a football-like 14-6.u

Clearwater friend veteran PGA caddy
Linn Strickler and I used to hang out at Stubie's
pool hall in Clearwater playing a snooker-table game
called golf.
Strickler was good at it, but he's better at what he's
been doing for the past 28 years in anot his team on the
the same name.
In an interview in the St. Petersburg Times,
Strickler said he had no idea his career would lead him
to caddying for some of the most famous golfers in the
world on some of the most hallowed golf courses.
Strickler has cleaned clubs for and given advice to
some of the game's heavyweights. He's been on the
bag for 13 Professional Golf Association tournament
victories with six players.
Strickler rattles off familiar names he's worked for
including Fred Couples, Payne Stewart, Curtis Strange,
Greg Norman, Dan Pohl, Craig Stadler, Jay Haas and
Tom Purtzer.
As Strickler put it, "I've been fired by the absolute
best of them."



This year he's caddied for Ben Crenshaw, Brad
some of the game's heavyweights. He's been on the



including Fred Couples, Payne Stewart, Curtis Strange,
Greg Norman, Dan Pohl, Craig Stadler, Jay Haas and

As Stickler put it, "I've been fired by the absolute
best of them."
This year he's caddied for Ben Crenshaw, Brad


It's ... good!
Broderick West of
Galati Marine
S shoots and scores
past Jessie's Island
Reo a TStore goalie Nate

Emily Hostetler
. watches the action.
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David Futch
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Faxon and John Cook. Next week he'll be on Cook's
bag at the Tampa Bay Classic at the Westin Innisbrook
Resort near Tarpon Springs.
Look for Cook and Strickler to turn up the heat.

Chamber golf tourney ends
in sudden death putt-off
Greg Perona had a hot putter as he nipped Rick
Weaver on the second hole of a sudden-death putt-off
to help his team win the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce Golf Tournament held Oct. 14 at The
Woodlands Golf Course in Ellenton.
Playing a four-person scramble format, Perona
teamed with Merritt Fineout, Lewis Bartow and Steve
Barnes to shoot 10 under par.
Weaver, Ron Kilner, Ren Glanz and Ernie Morris
were at minus 10 as was the team of Dan Hall, Mike
Bellenghi, Rick Schrock and Dan Richard. Hall's team
was eliminated on the first sudden-death hole and
placed third.
Closest-to-the-pin prizes were won by Cooter Pol-
lard and Kilner.

Moose invade golf links
at Palma Sola Oct. 28
Moose are expected to be walking all over Palma-
Sola Golf Course Saturday, Oct. 28, when Moose
Lodge 2188 holds its annual fall golf tournament to
benefit the Bradenton Beach club.
There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start of the four-man
scramble that includes prizes for first, second and third
place as well as prizes for men's and women's longest
drive and closest to the pin for men and women.
Also scheduled is a four-hole putting contest be-
ginning at noon. It's a four-man team, but a two-man
blind draw.
Dinner and prizes will be served up at the lodge,
110 Gulf Drive, following the tournament. For infor-
mation about signing up, call 778-4110.



Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Oct. 14 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka of Bradenton and Carol Watson
of England. Runners-up were George Landraitis
of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria.
Winners in the Oct. 11 games were Jack
Cooper of Holmes Beach and Starrett. Runners-
up were Mike Holland of Jacksonville and
Pepka.
Winners in the Oct. 7 horseshoe games were
Pepka and Bill Watson of England. Runners-up
were Roger Kipp of Bradenton and Carol
Watson.
Winners in the Oct. 4 games were Pepka and
Carol Watson. Runners-up were Jim Spencer of
Holmes Beach and Pete Watson.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.







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Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist


Meow
The Cracker is a dog person and has shared his life
with some remarkable canines through the years,
mostly dachshunds of late. His brother John, on the
other hand, is a cat person who shares his home in
Bartow with three felines who condescend to allow him
and his wife Natalie to reside there. As you know, an-
cient Egyptians worshipped cats and John's cats have
never forgotten it.
The Cracker has always reasoned that cats were
placed on God's green earth to give dogs something to
chase but he could be wrong.
Anyway, during Hurricane Floyd's visit to Florida
last year, John battened the hatches of his home and
settled in to ride out the tempest. On occasions during
the storm, Natalie thought she heard some plaintive
meows but could not pinpoint their origin. Two days
later, John opened his garage door to be greeted by a
scrawny, half-starved and very thirsty yellow kitten
which had taken refuge there.
The flea-infested orphan was immediately given


food and water, but was not allowed into the royal
chambers until he could be checked by a vet and
defleaed. None of his neighbors avowed ownership of
the stray, who was christened Floyd. He quickly re-
sponded to the rehab program and inched his way into
the hearth and hearts of his rescuers.
"The last thing we need is three cats," sez John.
"As much as I hate to say it, Floyd has to go."
"I agree," replied his wife. "We'll find him a good
home."
Well, it turns out that in spite of their royal status,
cats are hard to place, and no takers could be found
among their friends and neighbors.
One Saturday, John told Natalie that their last hope
for finding a good home for Floyd was the local animal
shelter.
When they got there, he told the receptionist: "I
want you to take good care of Floyd and find him a
loving home. To help you do this, here is a check for
$100."
That same night, John came to Natalie with a tear
in his eye. "I think we have made a big mistake. I miss
the little rascal already."
"OK, honey," she replied. "When the shelter opens
on Monday, we'll go get him."
Now to fully understand John and his compassion for
all living creatures, you have to know that he is a U.S.
Marine Corps veteran of the Korean war and suffered
severe battle wounds. While in Korea, he was an eyewit-
ness of man's cruelest inhumanities to man, and this has
given him a greater appreciation for life than most.
On Monday morning, the rescuers raced to the


animal shelter and exclaimed, "We've come to get
Floyd back."
"That'll be $40 please," replied the receptionist.
"But couldn't you deduct that from the $100 1 gave
you on Saturday?" asked John in shocked dismay.
"No, sir. Your $100 was a gift and the $40 is our
standard adoption fee," explained the lady.
Well, John paid the fee and bailed out Floyd.
Now both Natalie and John like to boast about their
$140 alley cat.
During the ensuing year, Floyd has matured into
the full-fledged feline pharaoh that nature intended him
to be and has taken his rightful place in the troika rul-
ing the John Bergquist household.


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1 BR/1 BA turnkey furnished villa with your own pri-
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venient to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical
setting with lush landscaping. Three decks, cathe-
dral ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom carpet-
ing, boat dock. $629,000.
WEST BRADENTON CAGED POOL
3BR/2.5BA family home. Large caged pool, two-
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system. Great schools! $169,900.







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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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Marianne Correll
Realtor


BEAUTIFUL GULF BEACHES of Anna Maria
Island are steps from this quality constructed 4BR
home with large pool, lush landscaping and
privacy. A guest apartment can be converted from
the 4th bedroom with kitchen facilities. Large lot,
open floor plan, living/dining room, family room,
fireplace, patio and two-car garage. $319,000.
WATERFRONT HOMES:
777 N. Shore Dr.............. $1,150,000
2306 Canasta Dr.......... $895,000
527 72nd Street.................$589,000
462 63rd Street ............ $199,000

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:


ob F Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000
ob Fittro
Realtor Island Village Condo NEW ... $179,900

Runaway Bay Condo .. NEW $169,000


Richard Freeman
Realtor


Alan Galletto
Broker/Realtor


Tom Nelson
Realtor


Nick Patsios
Broker/Realtor


RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

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S 11319 Perico Isles Circle .... $248,000
11434 Perico Isles Circle.. NEW $249,000
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Chris Shaw COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Realtor
9915 Manatee Ave .......... $1,495,000
812 North Bay Blvd .......... $879,900
310 Pine Ave ................. $294,500
, 3234 East Bay Drive NEW $112,000

3 , WE ALSO HAVE RENTALS!

Marilyn Trevethan Vacation Annual
Realtor Property Management


Sun Bow Bay Condo .. NEW $139,900

ISLAND HOMES:
107 6th St North........... $449,500
4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000.
3706 Gulf Drive ... NEW $349,000
5913 Flotilla Drive ......... $340,000
203 55th Street.... NEW $319,000
2406 Avenue A............... $269,900
2101 Avenue B..................$229,500
420 Spring ................... $214,900

VACANT LOTS:
110 Mangrove ................. $249,000
4006 6th Avenue Lot #1 ... $149,000
4006 6th Avenue Lot #2 ... $149,000
4004 6th Avenue Lot #3 ... $149,000
4004 6th Avenue Lot #4 ... $149,000
404 Magnolia Avenue......... $125,000

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
777 N. Shore Dr........... $1,150,000
4109-Gulf Drive ............ $489,000
313 62nd Street ... NEW $219,900
2912 Gulf Drive ............ $199,000

MAINLAND:
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
1411 56th Street ............... $78,000


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ITEM ALE R L eEB. A LlEFRrALie


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.

DAYBED, WHITE & BRASS with trundle and two
mattresses, still boxed, cost $850. Sell $250 cash.
(941) 730-6953.


"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at




I I can make your
island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell 778-1199
S 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl 34217


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 $249000 -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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shopping. $139,900. IB45122.
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for a pool. Peaceful setting overlook-
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Views of the bay and Skyway from
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atmosphere with vaulted ceilings.
Pool, skylights and deck.
$369,900. IB25505.


LOOKING FOR A GREAT VALUE?
Village Green pool home, exceptional 2BR/2BA,
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5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com


BED WITH EXTRA-thick pillow-top mattress set.
Queen, cost $1,200, sell $275 cash. (941) 730-6953.

RESTAURANT CHAIRS for sale. Banquet-style,
stack chairs, upholstered, $5 each for up to 50
chairs. Wood dining chairs, cane back, upholstered
seat, $25 each. 30 chairs total. Call Chef/Owner
Damon Presswood at Ooh La La!: 778-5320.

QUEEN-SIZE SLEEPER COUCH. Color beige, con-
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Consultations


My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help in
the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send you
a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


E mail: srealty4@tampabay.rr.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


ISLAND DUPLEX. Elevated duplex, 2BR/2BA each
side, close to shopping, school, bus line and beach.
Parking and enclosed storage with washers/dryers
under building. New spa, screened lanai, fencing,
stairs, 10 by 10 ft. shed and tropical landscaping.
$258,000. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
LONGBOAT KEY LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE.
Nine luxury homes on 6.53 +/- acres. Individual
assigned boat docks with electric and water,
community pool, nature walk, short walk to Gulf
of Mexico. Will custom build. Pre-construction
prices start at $625,000. Buy your yacht a
home. Call Carol or Clarke Williams for details.
744-0700 eves.


> REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
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COMPUTER EQUIPMENT for sale. All Macintosh
products. 20-inch Apple color monitor, Power Mac
7100/66 hard drive. UMax Scanner. Pioneer Cd-
Rom carousel changer. Two portable zip drives, one
Jazz drive. Discs for each. 778-1102.

LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet. Holds full-size
sheet pans. Glass doors on top, sliding wood doors
on bottom with shelves for storage. Good shape.
Needs paint or decoration. 778-1102.



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



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LAKE LA VISTA YACHT BASIN
Expansive water views
SDirect access to Tampa Bay
One block to City Pier
Mint condition
Offered at $275,000

LARGE CANALFRONT LOT ON THE NORTH
END OF ANNA MARIA Build your dream home on
this pristine lot, tucked away on the north end of
Anna Maria. Completely cleared, this large lot
(10,560 sq.ft.) features expansive water views and
is a short walk to the beach. offered at $235,000.


REAL ESTATE '1
OF ANNA MARIA
778-0455 '
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Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


HOLMES BEACH POOL HOME Beautiful Gulf beaches
of Anna Maria Island are steps from this quality con-
structed 4BR home with large swimming pool, lush land-
scaping and privacy. 2,700 sq. ft. living area, large lot,
open floor plan, living/dining room, family room, fireplace,
patio and two-car garage. $319,000. Call Marianne Correll
778-6066.


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SPACIOUS CANAL HOME with direct access to bay and
Gulf. 3BR/2.5BA. This home offers large rooms, nice floor
plan, boat dock and patio. Easy Care Island living at its
best! $340,000.

Call Mlarianne Correll
at 778-6066


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BEDROOM SUITE Italian black lacquer, queen-size
bed with new mattress, night stands, his and hers
dressers, three-shelf desk. Best offer, must haul
away ASAP. 778-8624/home, 779-0066/work.



ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm.
Wednesday donations 9-11am. 50% off sales room.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

ESTATE LIQUIDATION everything must go! Friday
& Saturday, Oct. 20 & 21, 8am-lpm. Drop-leaf
kitchen set, hide-a-bed couches, dresser set, lamps,
dishes, kitchen utensils, TV, ice cream parlor set,
dish hutch, solid-teak king bed, queen platform bed,
like-new queen mattress, linens, pictures and more.
208 82nd St., Holmes Beach.-

YARD SALE SATURDAY Oct. 21, 8am-?. Fabrics,
sewing patterns, dishes, books, pictures, pots,
household. 112 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria.



NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the sacred heart of
Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved now
and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on
us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude
helper of the hopeless pray for us. Thank you St.
Jude.

GENTLE SPIRITS REVIVAL Joshua Bible Institute.
Oct. 19, 20, 21, 9am-3pm daily. All women welcome!
Taught by Robbie Leech. For info call 778-9203. No
reservations, no cost. Island Baptist Church.







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PROPERTIES, LLC
REAL ESTATE SALES AND RENTALS
ISLAND AND MAINLAND PROPERTIES
We're in need of properties
to sell and to manage.
If your property isn't getting the
attention it deserves or the income
you expect please call us.
We're friendly but we're serious!

Ann (Harmon) Caron
LIC. Real Estate Broker
i. h Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria
Island Experience
-3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
-.&P", 941 778-6849 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
rr anncaron @ix.netcom.com
www.islandvacationproperties.com


PSYCHIC BY THE BEACH every Sunday 12-5pm,
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109 7th St. N. Alexandra,
941-794-1928, songsoftarot @earthlink.net.
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LOST COCKATIEL vicinity of 71st Street, Holmes
Beach. Please call 518-7498.


CRITTER SITTER Five years in pet care, 21 years
as an Island resident. Tender loving care for your
pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.



GULF FISHING, scuba, Egmont Key snorkel trips,
kayaking, waterfront vacation cottages with docks.
Reasonable rates, call Ocean Action (941) 794-
5780, www.divefish.com.

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.

23-FT. BAYLINER Deckboat. 1996, biminis, 4.3L
Merc I/O, AM/FM, marine radio, depth, mooring cov-
ering, spl. flush system, excellent condition, two
props. $17,500. 778-2450.

21-FOOT CAROLINA skiff, 90 hp, Hytotzu motor,
120 hours, fish finder, anchor, extra seats, compart-
ment, live bait well. 778-7136. $5,000, OBO.

BOAT SLIP: Park next to boat. Holmes Beach, no
electric or water, November through April $400 total.
After 5, 778-8608.







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(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
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DROP ANCHOR HERE!
This spacious 3BR/3BA canalfront home is located on a
lovely residential drive in the secluded village of Anna Maria.
Features include a bright, southerly exposure and electric
boat lift plus boat dock with direct bay and Gulf access! There
is a wonderful split bedroom design with a central stairway/
art gallery, lit from above by skylights. Other features include
a tiled fireplace, French doors, cozy waterside Florida room
and luxurious, fully-tiled family room plus triple-car garage.
The easy care river-rock landscaping is enhanced by lush
tropical plantings and trees. Don't miss this incredible offer-
ing. Priced at only $435,000 including a preferred one-year
homeowner's warranty!
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


COOK, APPRENTICE or trained, for evening shift.
Call 778-5320 for Chef Damon of Ooh La La! (for-
merly Chez Andre) 778-5320.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position in local real
estate office. Real estate license required. Send re-
sume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

WAITRESS, BREAKFAST 8am-12 pm. or waitress/
housekeeping PT/FT. Harrington House Bed and
Breakfast 778-5444.

SALES CLERK evenings and weekends. Apply:
Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
Beach.

FULL TIME OFFICE assistant/bookkeeper needed
for busy church office. Friendly, easy-going person-
ality with working knowledge of bookkeeping, com-
puter and office machines. Top salary with benefits.
Send resume to: Office Manager, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., Longboat Key FL 34228 or fax 941-383-
8574.

CAREGIVERS WANTED: Retirees welcome. We
need you. Hanson Services Inc. In-home assisted-
living providers, part/full time. Flexible hours. Call
792-8169.

MAKE A MILLION dollars this season. We can't guar-
antee that, but we can guarantee a great job and good
conditions. Hiring all positions. Apply in person. The
Waterfront Restaurant, 111 Bay Blvd. S., Anna Maria.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN HOURS Part-time, flexible
hours on Anna Maria Island printing sweatshirts.
Immediate opening. Call 779-9661.


Over 1000 properties to show you! Reach Richard for Real Estate! Richard Freeman.


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STEPS TO BEACH! Luxurious 3BR/3BA
elevator. Fabulous home! $449,500.


DON'T MISS THIS! Beautiful 4BR/2BA PANORAMIC VIEWS! 4BR/3BA, pool,
totally renovated. $229,500. boat dock. $589,000.


LOTS OF POTENTIAL
and ONLY 500 FT. TO BEACH!
Refurbished home includes greatroom design plus
private apartment for guests or rental income. Beau-
tifully landscaped lot is 95 by 131 ft. on lovely
Holmes Beach street with several new homes!
Room for pool and/or expansion. Asking $575,000.




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MARIE N LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


Fran Maxon Real Estate Inc. SINCE 1970


Sales and Rentals
on Anna Maria Island

S9701 Gulf Drive P.O. Box 717* Anna Maria FL 34216
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3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665 Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
fSandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
t1' ice We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
7781345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
-lll Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
--. S Replacement Doors and Windows
ii Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755



Water Damaged Drywall Hand & Spray Texture
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
Z Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141


Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience 'Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506



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Dries Fast! In hours ... not days!
CALL 778-2882


A TO Z INTERIOR FINISHING
Painting Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturing 941-792-4761
Trim Installation 941-730-6422
Door Hanging Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
Repairs Partnership

Say you saw it in The Islander!
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WATERING RESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
one day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
SM): Tuesday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
SZ): Sunday.
* > Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
Sany time.)
)>- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
* off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
S>- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
Permitted any day.
S Questions or comments? Call the South-
Swest Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.


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NEED PART TIME housekeeper and also part time
maintenance man for small resort. Call 778-7153.,

LINE COOK F/T, dishwasher F/T. Servers -will train,
experienced bartenders. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.

REAL ESTATE SALES Associate. Busy office needs
motivated agents. Gulf-Bay Realty, 5408 Marina
Drive, 778-7244.

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

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


HOMECARE, COOK, ETC. I enjoy being with and
helping people. Five years experience, references
available. Available 1-4 days. 9am-2pm. Cery 798-
9261.

CAREGIVERS WILL CARE for you in your home.
Trained, insured, bonded. Assistance with daily-liv-
ing activities, meal planning, errands, transportation.
792-8169.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

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

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

TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service,
746-6678 or pager 252-3300.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION now for season or
year round home cleaning service. Also handle com-
mercial accounts. References available. Call Katia,
J&J Cleaning Service, 756-5123.

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

WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able over 20 years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell
545-6141.

JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES handyman. Free estimates!
Carpentry, electric, plumbing, roofing, masonry, re-
pairs and pressure washing. Call Jack at 721-1958.

WOODWORKER Thirty years craftsman experience.
Interior/exterior doors, stairs, windows, trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. 745-1043. Dan Michael, Master
Carpenter.


MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-
1022.

WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6pm at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.

QUALITY CARPENTRY and repairs. Call 795-1947.

SCREENS, WINDOWS AND REPAIR. Board ups
and hurricane panels. Call Greg Gettinger Glass
725-1257 or 736-5718.

TAXI On the Island for the Island. $1.50 to get in,
$1.50 per mile. Cheerful, clean service 7am-3am, 7
days. Island Transportation, 737-0336.


TUTOR GRADES 4-9. Learn math through under-
standing and problem solving, reading comprehen-
sion and vocabulary and study skills. Call George
792-7377.

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


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

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

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

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

DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE Reasonable rates, free
estimates. Call Jason 761-4547.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spiead_$27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil win free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.

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


WINDOW SHADES. BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 yrs. experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.




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

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

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

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

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

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

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions and design service.
Free estimates and fair prices. Time and materials
or contract. Let me save you $$$. Lic#RR0066450.
Call 795-1947.

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

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

ROOFING ~RF'AIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125,
#RG0058589, #PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
ABOVE AVERAGE CARPET care. Carpet and up-
holstery steam cleaned, free estimates, insured, ref-
erences available 24-hour emergency water re-
moval. Please call 7945it1.4.

THE ANSWER TO your home improvement needs.
Painting, custom finishes, texturing, trim. Door hang-
ing, cabinet installations, ceramic tiling, light remod-
eling and repairs. Call A to Z Interior Finishings 941-
792-4761.


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

SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA furnished on ca-
nal. 401 28th St., Holmes Beach. $2800, January
2001; 3BR/2BA Jan., Feb., March. #21 North
Beach Village. $2,800 per month. Excalibur Re-
alty, Inc. 792-5566.


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

BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thing, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $375 to $675
week, $995 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-4523 or 1-
800-977-0803.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one-half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no
smokers. Winter only. $2,700 month plus security.
Three-month minimum. 863-646-9233.

2BR DUPLEX ON Anna Maria Island near Commu-
nity Center. Annual lease $750 mo. First, last, secu-
-rity. 792-8817.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Good loca-
tion. Annual. First, last, security. $700 mo. 795-7805.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and winter dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse.
Beautiful decor with pool, garage, and all amenities.
Walk to beach and shops. 941-778-0167,
www.annamariaislandtownhome.com.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse with washer/dryer, covered parking, par-
tial Gulfview, pool. $1,075 monthly, across from
beach. Owner 792-6029 or 730-4061.

PANORAMIC VIEW of 3 bridges from every room. 1
and 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, ground floor, small
quiet complex. No smoking/pets. Steps to beach.
Available now thru Dec. and season. 778-7107.

FALL ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIAL. Efficiency
(cooking) units. One person $200/week; Two people
$250/week. $25 deposit. Larger units available.-Ends
Dec. 15. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive. 778-5405.
BEACH RENTAL 2BR/1BA completely furnished,
one house from beach. No pets. Available until Dec.
15. Minimum 2 weeks. 813-689-0925.

SEASONAL RENTAL five 1BR and 2BR, Gulfview
units, steps to white sandy beaches. Available Jan.-
April. 761-9259.

631 FOXWORTH LANE one of Key Royale's finest
3BR/3.5BA on 263 ft. of deep-water canal on raised
nine-foot lot lined with palm trees. $895,000. 778-
7837.

ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 2BR/2BA unfurnished
canal home. Beautiful view of Anna Maria Sound!
First, last and $500 security. No pets. $1100/mo. plus
utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.


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From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
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HOLMES BEACH Lovely stilted duplex, 2BR/2BA,
light and bright. Screened lanai. Lease, $775/month.
795-3838.

SUMMER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA fully equipped apart-
ment, steps to beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come. $298/week, $998/month. 778-1098.

BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT pool home. December
2000-April 2001. 4BR/3BA. Steps to beach, boat-
house and lift. Pets okay. $3,800/month. 778-1747.

BRADENTON BEACH RENTAL for season. Newly,
completely furnished 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, central
air and heat, garage, steps to beach. 419-589-4758.

ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED. Efficiency/apartment.
Artist working on Anna Maria. Responsible mature
female. Quiet lifestyle. Island references available.
Please call 342-4304.

AVAILABLE NOV. 1. Six months preferred, 2BR/
1 BA, 2 1/2 blocks to Gulf. Furnished, small dog con-
sidered. Holmes Beach. 778-2891.

DUE TO CANCELLATION, available Nov., Dec.
2000. Holmes Beach 2BR/1BA, completely fur-
nished, elevated house. Five minutes to beach. No
pets or smoking. $400/week, $1,500/month, plus tax.
778-5908.

HOLMES BEACH LAKEFRONT elevated duplex.
2BR/2BA, nicely furnished, covered parking, lanai
and deck. Annual $1000/month, four months $1,900/
month. All amenities 952-1592.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex. 2BR/2BA,
sunroom, deck, W/D hook-up. carport and garage.
500 ft. to sandy beach. $975 plus utilities. No pets.
778-3427.


BRADENTON BEACH WATERFRONT 1BR apart-
ment, newly renovated, completely furnished. Daily,
weekly, monthly. 778-4555.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, unfurnished split plan, two
blocks to beach. W/D hook-ups. $650/month, $400
security. 7108 Palm Dr., Holmes Beach. 755-1339.

NEW HOME 3BR/2BA, beautifully furnished, el-
evated with garage. Block to beach, no pets. $3,000/
month. Holmes Beach 778-1399. Fmantle@aol.com.

1BR WATERFRONT APARTMENT includes cable
TV and water. $750/month plus security. Please call
779-2148. Available Nov.1.



SALE BY OWNER Playa Encantada, 6006 Gulf
Drive. 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, new construction, unfur-
nished, top floor, elevator. $340,000. For appoint-
ment call 794-5236.

703 FERN STREET $250,000. 3BR/2BA, total reno-
vation 1994. Adorable and furnished, between Bean
Point and Rod and Reel Pier. S. Thomas/Realtor,
Owner. 1-813-220-1269.

FOR SALE condo near City Pier. $120,000, firm.
941-778-5486. BOXBOXBOX

WATERFRONT HOME for just $229,000! Remod-
eled 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, boat dock. Great
yard with palms and fruit trees. Hurry or it will be sold.
761-9259.

MOTELS AND HOTELS Anna Maria Island and
Sarasota, 10 units and up, starting at $950,000.
Marcus & Millichap, Real Estate Investment Broker
Co. of FL. (813)287-9777.


INVESTORS DON'T MISS this one! Two side-by-
side Gulfview duplexes on separate R-3 zoned lots.
Great rental history. Two units being sold turnkey
furnished. Walk across street to beach. 1105 and
1107 Gulf Dr. N. $469,000. 761-9259.

CANALFRONT POOL HOME 4BR/3BA plus den or
5BA. Tiled screened lanai, boathouse with electric lift,
large fenced yard, new roof, two-car garage and
much more. $499,000. 778-1747.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX close to beach. 2BR/
1BA, laundry room and screened porch each side.
$249,000. 778-7370.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS. 2BR/2BA, ground
level, newly renovated throughout. For sale by owner
761-2867.

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

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising
herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national ori-
gin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under age of 18 liv-
ing with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not
knowing accept any advertising for real estate which is in viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportu-
nity basis. To complain.of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/
2BA, great water view of Watson's
Bayou, private dock, covered parking.
Dick Maher or Dave Jones, A Paradise
Realty, 778-4800. $215,000. MLS70577


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GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell!
One block to beaches. One cottage, plus
a fourplex. Cottage is 2BR/1BA. Each
unit in fourplex is 1BR/1BA. All annual
tenants, but could be seasonal.
$399,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800. Any-
time 778-1199. MLS#41886.


GULF BEACH PLACE Spacious
2BR/2BA modern unit. Quiet residen-
tial setting, 50 steps to beach. Great
rental. Dave Vande Vrede 778-4388.
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JUST A BLOCK from the beach. Re-
cently updated 2BR Island home. New
kitchen, new bath, vanity and tile. New
Mexican tile floors, new A/C and duct
work, new ceiling fans in every room.
$195,000. Dennis Rauschl 778-4800,
725-3934 anytime..


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THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ISLAND LIVING.
Breathtaking view and a dock on the bay. Lush
tropical foliage envelopes five quaint restored
cottages. A short waterfront stroll to historic
area and pier. $1,500,000. Sandy Drapala
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44576
WATERFRONT
SPECTACULAR panoramic river view. Two units
combined with 2nd kitchen left intact creating a
wonderful opportunity for guest quarters or rental
apartment. Two balconies overlooking the water.
$249,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko, 252-1618.45255
SOPHISTICATED YET COMFORTABLE de-
scribes this condominium with vaulted ceilings,
raised fireplace, Mexican tile and gigantic master
bath. Enjoy peace and solitude in this secured
bayfront community. $189,000. Bob and Penny Hall
749-5981. 70540


DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on
Anna Maria Island. Captivating Gulfview from this
custom-designed home by renowned architect
Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy beaches
of the Gulf of Mexico. $999,000. Sandy Drapala
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44232
MAINLAND
GOLF COURSE VIEW. This unit is fully fur-
nished and close to the elevator. Peaceful set-
ting in desirable community. $85,900. Cindy
Pierro 252-0771. 80576

BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED HOME. Attached
guest apartment with separate entrance.
House wraps around caged pool and spa.
Located in the heart of West Bradenton.
$177,000. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396 or Cindy
Greco 794-2714. 70622


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BAYSHORE CONDO Age restricted, near shopping. $32,000.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL 2BR/2BA, golf course. $123,000.
WILDWOOD- 1700 model. 2BR/2BA. balcony.
TARA 2,504 sq.ft. living area, 3BR/2BA, pool, cathedral ceilings,
dream kitchen, overlooks golf course, class A membership. $289,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON -- Eight stations, established over 35 years.
$39.000. OBO.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq.ft., three stores. 150 ft.
to bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
GULFVIEW LOT- 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.

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