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Anna Maria considers curbside recycling
By David Futch
Calling the city's recycling bins on Pine Avenue
obsolete and a nuisance, Anna Maria Commissioner Rob-
ert McElheny began a move to bring curbside recycling
Waste Management of Manatee quoted a price in-
crease of $1.39 per customer for the new service. If
instituted, monthly trash bills would rise from $10.70
a month to $12.09, McElheny said.
Commissioners are expected to debate the issue
Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
"The bins on Pine Avenue have turned into gar-
bage cans," McElheny told commissioners at their
March 11 work session. "Newspaper gets wet and is no
good for recycling. Plastic gets mixed in with glass.
"The bottom line is it's time to recycle. Mon-
etarily, the city is not going to make any money at
By Paul Roat
"No corrective action was taken."
That phrase is repeated again and again during the
previous two years of Florida Department of Transpor-
tation inspection reports of the Anna Maria Island
Bridge at Manatee Avenue.
The comment may summarize an attitude-many
Islanders have secretly feared: DOT officials don't care
to maintain the bridge they have repeatedly vowed to
replace with a "megabridge" 75 feet in height.
No one is saying the 40-year-old bridge is going to
But if work isn't done soon to correct some mechani-
cal problems with the span and structural problems with
the bridge it "may no longer be rehabilitated."
That's the comment from Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob VanWagoner, who has reviewed the 1995 and
1996 bridge inspection reports.
VanWagoner said his review of the reports "shows
the major structural elements of the. bridge easily
rehabilitable. The 'draw,' or movable span section,
S appears to have been in very poorcondition in- 1995 but
was brought to better condition by 1996.
"However, deficiencies and lack of remedial action
reported in the 1996 report raise several questions
about the validity there," VanWagoner continued.
Summaries of the 1996 inspection report include:
Overall'mechanical condition, fair.
Overall electrical condition, good.
S Overall paint system, poor.
Inspectors also found corrosion on many of the metal
parts of the bridge, at times reaching severe levels.
Of interest is a comment in 1996 that the report.
"identifies deficiencies which require prompt correc-
tive action." Such deficiencies did not exist in the
"This structure is scheduled for replacement in fis-
cal year 1998," DOT bridge inspector R.W. Nelson
concludes. "If replacement is delayed, consideration
should be given for complete rehabilitation of the mov-
able portion of the bridge."
Nelson adds that sections of the span decking need
replacement and "approximately 50 percent of the side-
walk grating on both the left and right side contains
heavy to severe section loss." I
DOT District Secretary David Twiddy said in a
Feb. 18 letter that "the Department plans to perform
only those interim maintenance procedures necessary
for the bridge to operate safely.
"With the construction of a new bridge scheduled as
soon as possible, the Department feels that a long term pres-
ervation project is not economically prudent or necessary."
VanWagoner countered: "The neglect is not care-
less, but premeditated and gross."
recycling. Conscience-wise, I think we have an ob-
ligation to at least try to save a tree. I think everyone
can afford $1.39 a month."
The proposed plan calls for Waste Management to
provide every home with an 18-gallon, blue recycling
bin. Waste Management officials said they could start
the program within 60 days of commission approval.
Businesses would not have to participate,
Residents would put all recyclable materials into
the bin. Acceptable goods include three colors of glass,
two types of plastic, aluminum and tin cans. Waste
Management requires newspapers be bundled orplaced
in brown-paper bags on top of the blue bin.
Waste Management employees would separate the
different recycled materials -after picking up the bins
once a week.
McElheny said he went to Waste Managment for
some estimates after he received a letter from Dale
Woodland, who wants to change Thursday's garbage
pickup day to a recycling day.
Woodland said in his letter there should be no cost
increase in garbage bills because Waste Management
gets to sell the recycled goods they pick up.
For every ton increase in recyclables, there is a
decrease in the dumping fees Waste Management pays.
After talking to Waste Management officials,
McElheny said he didn't think the company would
budge on the $1.39 increase.
He said the company has made a science of recy-
cling and this is what it will cost to do it.
"I think soft things are negotiable," McElheny said.
"Things such as hazardous-waste pickup once a year.
I think it's clear cut. Either we do it or we don't. We
don't want to complicate it. That's the biggest problem
we have at city hall. We complicate things."
Heck of a horse conch
Chris Westberg of Braintree, Mass., found a whopper of a Florida horse conch (Pleuroploca gigantea) off
Bean Point. According to Debbie Ingrao, senior biologist with Mote Marine Laboratory's Benthic Ecology
Program, horse conchs like the one Chris is holding can grow to two feet but are unusual. The world record is
26 inches long. "Years ago, ones this size were quite common," Ingrao said. "But because of pollution, you
don'tfind them this big very often any) more. They're edible, but they are tough. You have to beat the hell of
them." The horse conch is the official shell of Florida. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mrs. Frank Westberg
Islander Bystander awarded
$1.3 million in libel suit damages
By Paul Roat
"It's like monopoly money," Publisher Bonner
Presswood said, following the jury trial to set damages
in a lawsuit filed by Presswood for The Islander By-
stander in September 1995.
"It is extremely unlikely we will receive 1.3 cents
of the jury's $1.3 million award, but as one friend put
it, at least a jury of my peers agreed the damages were
The defendants, Dennis Friedel, Mary London and
Dolphin Publishing Inc., doing business as The Dol-
phin newspaper, were found guilty of nine counts of
defamation, libel, slander and interfering with advan-
tageous business relationships of The Islander By-
London and Friedel were shareholders in Dolphin
Publishing Inc. Friedel was president of the corpora-
tion. London was a graphic artist with the Dolphin
newspaper; Friedel was editor.
The situation arose when Presswood declined to
release photographs taken for The Islander Bystander
of the ambulance/helicopter transfer of London's son
following a traffic accident and photographs taken at
the scene of the accident approximately two hours af-
ter the ambulance transfer without a court order.
"London never requested the photos personally,"
Presswood said. "A private detective who claimed to
represent a law firm asked for the photos. I consulted
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- iEi PAGE 2-A U MARCH 19, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Bureaucratic roadblocks delay baseball concession sales
By David Futch
Plans for a shed at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center baseball field have been delayed for months
while city officials try to figure out what the Center
wants to use the shed for in the first place.
And now the area where the building will be built
has been taped off on the orders of the Center's board
of directors, a move that blocks the movement of fans
The board is afraid someone may get hurt if they
fall in the foot-deep holes that were dug in January to
put in a foundation.
Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly said the
building was intended to be a utility shed where Cen-
ter workers could repair equipment.
But the Center also wants to be able to sell sodas
and hot dogs out of the shed during Little League base-
Selling food out of the shed is where the Center ran
into roadblocks from the city and Public Works Direc-
tor Phil Charnock.
"They want to build a utility building and we have
no objections to that at all," said Anna Maria City
Mayor Chuck Shumard. "But we were told there's
going to be cooking in there a hot dog machine -
and if that's the case, it has to be built a certain way."
Shumard said he was assured by Kelly that no food
would be cooked in the shed just behind the first-base
dugout. The Center only plans to sell pre-packaged
"I told her if they do cook in it we'll have to shut
you down because we're sticking our neck out by ap-
proving it," Shumard said. "We just want it to be built
the way it's supposed to be for whatever use the Cen-
ter wants it for."
Kelly said the approval process has been. frustrat-
ing and she considered giving up.
She said Shumard told here didn't have a prob-
lem with what the Center wanted to do with the build-
ing. The problem, she said, can be traced to bureau-
"Every single person who we needed to sign off on
it has had to have somebody else sign off on it and
somebody else sign off on it and somebody else sign
off on it," Kelly said. "I'm really frustrated and it is
now a hazard. We had everything donated. We had
Kelly said she received a letter from Hugh Holmes
of Holmes Construction, who had applied for the per-
mit to build the shed, detailing the city's concerns
about liability if the city allows the Center to cook out
Little League is losing $4-5,000 in concession revenue while the Center haggles with the city over a permit.
The concession stand closed with just 10 days of sales and nine weeks remaining in the baseball season.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
of a shed not approved by the Manatee County Health
Holmes writes that the city requested two sets of
revised building plans showing proposed electrical
outlets and the shed's proximity to the first-base dug-
The city also wants blueprints signed and sealed by
an engineer. The name of the building will have to be
changed from "utility building" to "storage only no
cooking." Windows will have to identified as to type
and manufacturer and show they conform to the 110
mph code requirement.
Holmes said in his letter that the Center may need
to get approval from the Health Department. He said
the Center will be exempt from their rules if the only
things sold are pre-packaged, non-cooked food.
"It sounds like the city is picking on the Center,"
Holmes wrote to Kelly, "but actually this is proper pro-
Kelly said she's fed up with what's going on.
"At this stage I'm ready to take down the concrete
footers we put down and quit," she said. "We have so
many things we're trying to do and we're trying to do
it without spending any money."
Charnock said the city has to be concerned about
liability because the Center is on city property.
"We're just trying to cover ourselves. When the
drawings first came to me there were no electrical out-
lets and plans showed one light and I was told it was
going to be a utility shed," Chamrnock said. "When I got
revised drawings, it had six electrical outlets and I was
told they wanted to be able to use it as a concession
stand to sell drinks and sandwiches. It's come-to me
piece by piece, and that's the way I've had to deal with
If plans are approved, the utility shed-concession
stand could be finished by the end of baseball season.
According to Anna Maria Little League President
Scott Dell (also Center program director), the Little
League program is losing $4-5,000 in concession rev-
enue while the matter remains unresolved.
"It' s really gonna hurt us," Dell said. "That money
goes to pay the umpires and we can't find volunteer
The concession stand closed with just 10 days of
sales and nine weeks remaining in the baseball season.
Commission to make contiguous lots buildable
By Pat Copeland
Despite recent interpretations of the city's code to
the contrary, contiguous lots of 5,000 square feet
should be buildable, was the recent consensus of the
Holmes Beach City Commission.
The commission instructed City Attorney Patricia
Petruff to make changes in the code for further discussion
at the March 25 work session. The decision was cheered
by an audience filled with contiguous lot owners.
The problem surfaced last November when Joe
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with my attorney, the Florida Press Association and a
local law enforcement officer and determined that un-
der circumstances of a possible law suit between par-
ties involved in an accident, a court summons or sub-
poena is required before releasing possible evidence."
Evidence presented to the jury showed that Friedel
and London conspired against The Islander Bystander,
that Friedel stole computer records from The Islander
Bystander, published copyrighted material taken di-
rectly from pages of The Islander Bystander and con-
spired to ruin business relations with customers of The
The Dolphin newspaper ceased publishing in No-
vember 1995. Friedel and London moved from Anna
Maria to the Port Charlotte area and then to Delaware,
where they refused notices of last week's hearing. No
one appeared at the trial to represent them or Dolphin
Kennedy, who owns two contiguous lots on South
Harbor Drive, applied for a permit to remove an en-
croachment on one lot in the hope of selling the other
lot. He was told by Building Official Joe Duennes that
the two lots are considered one parcel and he must
combine them. Duennes' decision was backed by the
opinion of Petruff.
Duennes and Petruff cited the city code which states
that if one person owns two contiguous lots, the lots must
be combined to fulfill the requirements established in the
1989 comprehensive plan. In the 1989 plan a single-fam-
ily lot must be 7,510 square feet as opposed to the previ-
ous requirement of 5,000 square feet.
In February, the commission heard Kennedy's ap-
peal of Duennes' decision and ruled in Kennedy's fa-
vor. The commission also became aware of numerous
other property owners in the same predicament, some
involving up to seven contiguous lots, and agreed to
look at the problem.
Discussion on past and present
Commissioner Billie Martini asked why a past
council made the change in lot size.
S"It was done in the 1976 code, and the language
was not unusual," replied Petruff. "Every city and
county in this area has very similar language in their
codes. Once the commission determined it wanted
larger lots, the 5,000 square feet lots became non-con-
forming lots of record. Non-conformities are supposed
to be phased out whenever possible and I suspect that
was the way to make for fewer non-conformities."
Petruff said that according to the code, if a person
owned one lot he could build on it, but if he owned
more than one he had to combine them to meet the
minimum parcel size. She said the same language was
not in the 1989 code.
The 1989 code says, "In the case of adjacent lots
or parcels owned by a single owner, the lots or parcels
may be considered a single building plot and the dis-
trict regulations applying to the minimum size require-
ments apply to the building lot as a whole," Commis-
sion Chairman Luke Courtney pointed out.
He felt the word "may" should give the building
official some leeway in interpretation. According to the
city attorney at the time, the word "may" was used to
allow the property owner to split a lot into whatever
size needed to meet the minimum parcel size, Petruff
said. Otherwise a property owner would have to go
through a subdivision process.
Courtney asked about situations in which a house
is built across two lots and the property owner wants
to tear it down and build two houses. Petruff said that
some owners have already applied to do that.
"That's their right as a property owner," Commis-
sioner Carol Whitmore said.
Building Inspector Bill Saunders said the code states
that once two lots are combined, they become a conform-
ing lot and may not revert to non-conforming status.
Petruff said she agrees with Saunders' interpretation but
commission can amend the language, if it desires.
"I need to do some further research on that," Com-
missioner Ron Robinson said. "I don't want to get in
the situation where someone buys three 150-foot lots
and makes four or five lots but of them."
"I think it's very important that you to work through
all the scenarios and be consistent," Petruff stressedL.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 19, 1997K PAGE 3-A KM
Turtle watchers from five counties discuss lighting laws
By David Futch
Glenn Harman has been telling folks in Pinellas
County that lights are the single largest problem facing
endangered sea turtles.
Lights along Florida's beaches cause hatchlings to
become disoriented and leads them away from the water.
But Harman, of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium,
has a bigger problem.
There are 10 cities on Pinellas beaches and only
three have ordinances requiring business and
homeowners to turn out lights.
Harman spoke to peers, turtle watchers from
Pinellas to Lee counties, Saturday at Anna Maria El-
Deputies to hand out
tickets to Anna Maria
Drivers had better heed pedestrian cross-
walks in Anna Maria while bicycle riders need to
get their lights beaming.
Manatee County sheriffs deputies soon
will begin ticketing people for not stopping for
walkers and bicyclers who want to cross at des-
ignated sites in the city.
The various crosswalk sites are marked by
signs and the fine is $78.
Deputy Kenny Mears told city commission-
ers that deputies had issued a number of warn-
ings to drivers and will start handing out tick-
ets this week.
Mears also told the commission at its March
11 meeting. that he and other deputies would
start ticketing bicycle riders who do not have
He said there have been a number of close
calls with drivers who do not see night riders.
"People have to understand," Mears said,
"bicycle riders are subject to almost the same
rules affecting automobile drivers.".
"I've been to a number of commission meetings in
our county and people don't care," Harman said.
"Most of the cities on the beach are filled with busi-
nesses. Urban light from St. Petersburg to Clearwater
is a problem."
Harmon said the group has to cage almost 100 per-
cent of the loggerhead nests it finds and then physically
take the hatchlings to Gulf waters.
"Pinellas County is basically wiped out," Harman
said. "Conservation is not an issue. Resorts on the
beach absolutely will not turn their lights out."
Longboat.Key Turtle Watch spent years hammer-
ing away at city commissioners to get them to pass a
tough light ordinance. And it's working, according to
Longboat turtle permit holder Orville Clayton.
The city's code enforcement officer is adamant
about "lights out after dark," he said to 40 people who
came to the meeting at the elementary school.
He said his biggest problem is rental housing be-
cause people who visit are not aware there is a lighting
ordinance or that light affects sea turtles.
Longboat's Turtle Watch volunteers are trying to
educate tourists by putting fliers in hotel rooms and
stickers on light switches reminding people to turn out
their lights to help the turtles.
Judy Eaton of Turtle Time Lee County said her group
works closely with the two largest rental realtors serving
Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel-Captiva.
Turtle Time provides information packages which
are placed in hotel rooms and condominiums asking
people to turn out their lights.
More important, said Dee Fulk of the Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation Foundation, is the need for cit-
ies to pass light ordinances making it unlawful to turn
on outside lights from sunset to sunrise.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch permit holder Suzi
Fox said her group currently is working on an ordinance
that would strengthen the ones currently on the books in
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and AnnaMaria City.
Fulk delivered this caveat: Write ordinances
adopted from guidelines laid out by the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection and keep a cool head
wheri dealing with business owners.
"You'll save yourself days, weeks or months of
trouble," Fulk said. "And if you propose something, try
not to back people into a comer so they don't come out
fighting. Try to find some commonality so that shutting
off lights becomes a matter of awareness."
Fox, of Anna Maria Turtle Watch, said the Island's
three cities currently require beach businesses and
homeowners to turn off their lights at 11 p.m., a time
Fox believes is much too late.
"Nine p.m. is even too late. Sunset to sunrise would
be perfect," Fox said. "I found out last year you can't tell
people to turn lights out. You have to appeal to them. Most
people last year were good about it. This year we're go-
ing to each business where there is turtle nest activity and
ask them to turn out their lights at sunset."
Anna Maria City
3/24, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
3/25, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
3/20, 1 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
submittal of final master plan for city hall
renovation, ordinance review commission
scope discussion, release of bond to Joe
Garbus Construction, request for waiver of
open container law for Drift-In on April 6,
discussion of agenda format, approval of
minutes, approval of bills, commission reports
and citizen comments.
3/24, 10 a.m., Swearing in of
3/25, 9 a.m., Commission work session
3/25, 2 p.m., Anna Maria Island Pathway
Committee, Holmes Beach City Hall.
3/27, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic Associa-
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"I PAGE 4-A MARCH 19, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Players lease extended; renovations start soon
-.;., .*: -By David Futch
. Islander Reporter
S The IslandPlayers have been assured they can stay
where they are until 2016.
Anna Maria City Commissioners approved a 15-
year lease extension for the group at the city-owned
.theater at Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive.
The move allows Island Players to go forward with
plans to spend $80,000 to add a lobby and handicap-
accessible bathrooms to the building the acting group
has leased for 47 years.
SArchitect Art Ballman said renovations could start
Island Players has raised $25,000 toward construc-
tion and may take out a loan to pay for the rest of the
Project unless more donors come forward.
In addition to the proposed renovations, Island
Players has invested more than $100,000 in the build-
ing originally brought. to Anna Maria by barge from
Following its arrival in the 1920s, it was labeled
"Tourist Center." The building has served as meeting
hall, church, classroom and little theater.
The commission commended Island Players for its
work over the decades and called the group an asset to
However, Commissioner Elaine Burkly opposed
the 15-year extension and had some terse comments
about how Island Players, operates.
SBy Pat Copeland.
The Anna Maria Island Pathx ay Committee held
its organizational meeting recently to elect a chairman
and a vice chairman and to write a inission statement
and goals and objectives.
The committee was activated by the Coalition of
SBarrier Island Elected Officials to work on developing an
Island-wide bike and pedestrian pathway. Members are:
Commissioner Elaine Burkly and Larry Houser of Anna
Maria; Commissioner John Chappie and Jim Kissick of
Bradenton Beach; former Councilwoman Billie Martini
and Joan Perry of HolmesBeach.
Chappie was elected chairman and Kissick was
elected vice chairman.
Members first agreed that their mission is different.
from the county's plan to add bike lanes to the Island's
"'The county plan is for people who are looking for
speed and want to be on the road," Martini noted. "We
know the Island and the people who go out on bicycles
and what they're looking for. We need to focus on the
"We want a recreational pace and basic transpor-
tation routes," Houser added.
"We can make a logical route that people can en-
joy," Kissick said.
Members worked on goals and objectives and said
safety, enforcement and education aspects should be
included. They agreed that existing facilities should be
used so the cost to the cities is minimal. They also
agreed to investigate funding for the plan. :
Members will research any plans developed by the
individual cities and bring them to the next meeting,
March 25 at 2 p.m. in Holdirhes Beach City Hall. Goals
and objectives will be adopted at that meeting.
Burkly wrote a March 6 letter to Mayor Chuck
Shumard and other commissioners detailing some con-
cerns aboutthe group.
She said she was unable to obtain yearly records or
a copy of the group's insurance policy, adding that try-
ing to obtain them "was extremely difficult and un-
At the March 11 meeting where the extension was
granted, Commissioner Doug Wolfe said Burkly's let-
ter criticizing Island Players was "out of order, vindic-
tive and nasty."
"I don't think in the oath we took for office,"
Wolfe said, "we should allow bias or personal unpleas-
antness enter our feelings."
Burkly replied that she was named liaison between
the commission and Island Players and she was
thwarted in attempts to get information from the group.
"It took severalphone calls to get the insurance
information and finally I had to call the insurance com-
pany myself," Burkly said. "They also do not honor
allowing other groups to use the building."
One of the lease provisions calls for Island Players
to make the hall available to community groups.
However, commissioners Wolfe and George
McKay said the commission should modify the provi-
sion and allow the Players to determine who can use the
Commissioners also are expected to change terms
requiring Island Players to turn over financial reports,
Book sale this weekend
Hazel Powers greets volunteers Charlie Grace,. left, and Phil Connolly as they deliiiver books for this
weekend's sale at Tin gle Memorial Library. The sale will be from 10 a.m..to 3p.m. Friday and Saturday,
March 21 and 22. The library is at ll1 Second St. N. in Bradenton Beach. .
and Heritage Trail workshop set March 26
With a goal of providing visitors to the area a tors and residents with'an opportunity to get closer to
chance to glimpse the "real Florida,"' a community nature.
charrette to develop a regional Heritage Trail will bce Speakers at the eharrette, or workshop, include:
held Wediesday, March 26, from 6-9 p.m. at Sudakoff Sam Stokes, Natihonal Park Service; Mark
Hall at the New College campus of the University of Alderson, Sarasota Bay Program; Manatee County
South Florida in Sarasota.- Commissionfer Pat Glass; Sarasota County Commis-
"The trail will provide a tapestry of recreational sioner Jack O'Neil; Sarasota' Mayor Mollie
areas, historical places, cultural and art centers, signifi- Cardamone; and Larry White, Manatee County Con-
cant natural resource locations and scenic waterway mention& Visitors Bureau. : I
systems," according to Jamie Doubeck of the Sarasota. After the presentations, a mapping exercise to help
Bay National Estuary Program, one of the coordinators determinee locations of the trail will be held among
of the event, participants to identify unique historical, cultural and
Once established, the Heritage Trail may be used natural areas. :: -. .... ,
as a model throughout Florida as a way to allow visi- For more information, call.oubeck at 359-5841.
SIsland youth, ages 5 and older, are invited to audition Anna Maria City.
Islan out -toperfonn with Christian drama minister Peggy Miller in Children must love io sing loudly, clearly and be
y u h her presentation of "Maria von Trapp." Trapp is a char- quick to follow instructions. A parent or guardian must
w anted to sing in acter of "Soundof Music" fame. The performance will be be present throughout the auditions and performances.
Suffered at Roser Memorial Community Church on Sun- Simple costuming will be required and the
'M aria von "Traapp' day, April 6, for two performances at 3 and 7p.m. words for two audition songs will be provided.
Auditions will be held Saturday, March 22, at 9:30 -For additional information, call Joy Courtney
a.m. in the sanctuary of Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., at 778-5405.
Island Players President Linda Davis said.
Commissioners will consider the two provisions at
their next meeting Tuesday, March 25.
The commission held off approving the footprint
for the renovations until commissioners could physi-
cally look at the site to determine if renovations would
encroach. on city hall adjacent to the theater.,
In reply to Burkldy's accusations, Davis said that in
the past Island Players has allowed other groups to use
the facility.-Those groups asked to use the theater dur-
ing the off-season, summer months, she said.
Roser Memorial Community Church, dancers from
Ellen Meade Studios and a production of "Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" are a few of the
groups Davis said have used the building with the Play-
ers permission. .
Burkly asked to put on a production at the theater
but her request to use the building was turned down
because she wanted to use the building the Players pro-
SDavis said Island Players begins its season with
auditions in late August. Between plays, production on
sets and rehearsals run back to back.
: "Commissioner Burkly called and wantedto use it
in October 1995," Davis said. "I told her she couldn't
have it at that time because people from the Players
were inside building sets in the daytime with auditions
and rehearsals at night. There is no down time for us
once our season starts in August."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 19, 1997-0 PAGE 5-A .I
Holmes Beach police initiate unique
By Pat Copeland only seeks the opinions of those arrested, but also vic-
Islander Reporter tims and motorists who have received traffic citations.
You've been arrested by the Holmes Beach Police "The purpose of the survey is to get positive and
and the next week you receive a survey in the mail ask- negative reinforcement," Romine explained. "You
ing for your opinion of your contact with the officer, can't deal with issues and problems unless you know
Ironic? You betcha! what they are."
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine just Romine learned about the idea at a recent Florida
launched a new weekly community survey that not police chiefs' seminar, and he has high expectations for
Free chicken dinner, games
at Island fire station Saturday
Area safety personnel will provide free ~-
chicken dinners for the community at their Comn-
munity Safety Cook Out to be held Saturday,
March 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Anna Maria V .. .*.*
Fire Station #1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will be "
doing the cooking while: safety personnel and '-S
members of the community play volleyball,
horseshoes and balloonii toss. Everyone is in- ---
vited to jbin the fun and meet the public safety l
personnel from the Anna Maria Fire District,
SBradenton Beach and Holmes Beach Police De-
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Manatee County Sheriff's Department, Westside a
Fire District and their many volunteers.
for the program, a first for a local department. The sur-
vey is designed to measure the telephone demeanor of
complaint takers and the officers' response time, de-
meanor, ability to handle circumstances and profes-
sional manner. He hopes all will respond truthfully.
"We tend to sit around and stick our heads in the
sand," he pointed out. "We'll never learn until we do
something like this. If there are areas we need to im-
prove, the longer we wait to address it, the worse it will
In the program, surveys will be sent weekly to six
persons who have called for police assistance, two per-
sons who have been arrested and two persons who have
received traffic citations. The survey includes a cover
letter and a postage-paid survey form or postcard with
questions slightly different for those who have been
arrested or received citations. There is also space for
"We're customer service oriented, and we're con-,
cemed about customer satisfaction," he said. "We don't
always do what people think we should but we want to
know if we're doing things the best we possibly can.
Please respond and respond honestly."
Romine says he knows he's going out on a limb by
seeking responses of those who have been arrested.
'"When giving tickets and making arrests, we want
to know if we acted professionally. If an officer is do-
ing something he shouldn't, we want to know. It's
risky, but it's a step in the right direction. Itmay yield
some surprising results. I hope they're all good."
All surveys will be maintained in the chief's office
and are public record.
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Just say no to oil offshore
SWhat was old is now new again.
Those of us who remember the Belcher Oil Co.
fight of 20 years ago are gritting our teeth about the
proposal to drill for oil off Florida's west coast. One of
the drill sites is just 10 miles west of Longboat Key.
The offshore drilling threat is being made by
Coastal Petroleum, a company that has been in exist-
ence for about 40 years and is yet to produce a single
drop of oil or a whiff of natural gas from any of its
880,000 acres of leased underwater property.
In fact, the Lykes-controlled company exists pretty
much just on paper the paper on the leases, the le-
gal paperwork it's filed in an attempt to drill, and real
"paper money," those leases.
Seems that there may indeed be oil out yonder in
the Gulf. Although Florida officials banned any oil
drilling off the state's west coast in 1990, Coastal's
leases pre-date the ban. It is the only company that
could possibly do the drilling.
Floridians don't want that, so Coastal is apparently
trying to exercise a little "greenmail" to get the state to
buy out its oil lease sites.
The sites are valued in the hundreds of millions of
dollars, for a start. In fact, federal officials estimated
there were about 100 million barrels of oil in the Gulf.
It's interesting to look at the locations where
Coastal's officials have said they want to drill for oil.
There's Longboat Key, of course, with its million-
And, just for grins, St. George Island in the pan-
handle. St. George is the place where most of the lob-
byists and Tallahassee politicos have summer homes.
Coastal's threatened actions off the coast and in the
courtroom are reminiscent of the Belcher battle. Back then
a Miami-based company requested permission to build an
oil refinery at Port Manatee capable of handling 200,000
barrels of oil a day. Theyproposed building an oil plat-
form 23 miles offshore that could accommodate super
tankers. Two 48-inch pipes would have pumped the oil
from the platform through Tampa Bay to the port.
The people opposed the proposal in a referendum
ini 1974. County commissioners OK'd the plan never-
theless, but the fight had taken its toll on Belcher, and
Sthe company decided not to pursue its plans.
It did scale a refinery proposal down and slip it
through in 1979, but the plant operated briefly before
market changes made the proposal economically unfea-
Islanders, and citizens of Manatee County, let their
feelings be known in the mid-1970s and said no to oil. The
environmental threat is just too great to our fragile beaches
and bays. And we must continue to say no to Coastal,
even through its obvious greenmail approaches.
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Resident offers warning
to EMS change
I have been following with interest the Anna Maria
Fire District's attempts to take over the county EMS
service in the district. The taxpayers of the district
should look at this extremely costly plan with great
The district's statistics have remained essentially
the same over the past few years about 125 fires and
750 emergency calls. Here I wish to add that, by far and
away, the great majority of these emergency calls are
medical in nature and any response by fire apparatus is
unnecessary regardless of what they try to tell you. A
police car is always at the scene to lend an extra hand.
In spite of these static figures, the district's budget
has just about doubled in the past couple of years to
almost $1,000,000. They are now at the limit of their
authorized tax cap set by the state legislature. Any fur-
ther increases in taxes must be authorized by the leg-
islature and for that they need a good reason. And the
reason they are trying to sell is for them to take over
the county EMS service. They hired all the "chiefs,"
and now they need some "Indians."
Now I'm not trying to tell anyone that the county
EMS has never made a mistake or was never late to a
call, but after having served as an assistant surgeon in
a large New York fire department for over 15 years, I
can say that the county EMS has an exceptionally good
record soon to be made better by the addition of a
third ambulance. (The figures you published in your
March 5 article were not accurate the 750 call fig-
ure was for the entire district and not just the Island.)
In my mind the slight gain in efficiency in the dis-
trict plan is not worth an additional expense of an added
million dollars. No matter how much you spend, there
will always be the sad stories of the snafu's.
On top of all this, and although Fire District Chief
Andy Price makes light of the matter, there is no sub-
stitute for experience. Training on an ideal mannequin
in class is great. Having to do an oral intubation on a
heavy, bull-necked individual out in the field is a totally
different story. There was not one pediatric call in the
district last year. The county rotates their personnel
purposely to broaden their experience.
At the present time the county estimates the EMS-'
cost to eachhouse at about $2 to $3 each. The district
could never come near that. As for the county;'rebating
our EMS tax money, if the $2 to $3 is correct, it would
hardly compensate for the increased district taxes we
would have to pay.
Life is full of compromises. Our goal should be to
do the most good for the most people. The present
county EMS service is achieving that goal.
Dr. Arthur Danziger, Holmes Beach
Motel parking lots should not
Bradenton Beach has grown. Our hotel and rental
units have improved, for which we are grateful, but
let's not forget the year-around residents who pay a
high price to live in this paradise, .
I personally have worked very hard over the past
two years to prevent our street-ends on the Gulf at 24th
and 25th Streets from becoming a parking lot.. '
My neighbors deserve a glimpse of that white sand
and turquoise water from their homes or on their way
I hope all residents will stand up to this issue in
Eileen Suhre, Bradenton Beach
I am writing in regard to shellfish and the recent
law concerning them. Recently I have been doing a
little wading in the area of the Anna Maria City Pier
and I've noticed there are many starfish and sand dol-
lars in the water. (And so have other people.)
Just last Saturday I met a couple who had a plas-
tic shopping bag full of sand dollars and other shellfish.
I mentioned to them the law on harvesting sand dollars
and then watched as they loaded them in their car and
I would like to know what good it is to make a law
that isn't enforced, or that no one knows about. Sure.we
had a write-up in the paper. But if you go to all the
trouble to get a law passed, do something about it. The
job isn't finished. No one knows about it.
Doyle Douglas, Holmes Beach
THIE WfERE THE BAY
____________ Part 7, The Roaring Twenties ____________
by June Alder _________________
The huge Cortez Beach Casino built in 1922 was a big tourist attraction in
S Construction of a bridge to Anna
Maria Key the dream of Manatee
SCounty's "sky's-the-limit" developers
- finally got under way in April 1921.
On the first day of the month, down
the Manatee River from Bradentown
came a, barge bearing a 50-foot-high
derrick. Another followed stacked with
the first load of thick creosoted pine pil-
ings for the bridge's underside. Day af-
ter day the rhythmic thuds of the pile
driver shook the shallow bottom of the
By the end of June the concrete cais-
son to support the hand-operated draw-
bridge was in place, and then more barges
came with the parts of the steel upper
structure. As soon as the draw was in-
stalled, the decking crew went to work.
Things were going so well that on
June 30 three of the most. prominent
men in Bradentown J.F. Vanderipe,
H.R, Curry and D.B. Sutter disclosed
plans for a beach casino at the foot of the
"The bath house will be one of the
finest on the West Coast when it is com-
pleted," bragged the editor of the Mana-
tee Journal in a long-winded announce-
ment. "As it will have all of the accom-
modations of a modem beach resort it is
planned to operate it as a hotel in order
that people who care to spend a night on
the Key and get cooled off or enjoy a-
week end visit without the expanse of
securing a cottage, will be able to do so.
"It .will cost $15,00 to $20,000 and
will be built of concrete in the shape of
an L and on the first floor will be locker
rooms, a restaurant, a curio shop and an
up-to-date cold drink stand. The second
floor will be divided into sleeping quar-
ters and there also will be a pavilion and
"This is only the first of many im-
provements that will come to Anna
Maria when the bridge is built. The an-
nouncement of the building of this big
resort hotel will be hailed with joy by
the many people who can only find
time to visit the Key for short inter-
The panegyric went on: "Cortez
Beach is one of the best beaches in the
state. It stretches for several, miles
down the island in the whitest of sand.
Experts say~that there is absolutely no
undertow on the beach and that it is
always safe for bathers. The beach dur-
ing the pasi several years has been a
favorite hunting ground for shell gath-
erers and with the improvements being
planned by Mr. Vanderipe and his as-
sociates, it will before long be the most
popular all-the-year-round bathing re-
sort on the West Coast."
By the first of October, builder
Jack Leffingwell reported that the
bridge was ready except for the instal-.
lation of guard rails. Plans were set for
a big dedication ceremony before
Christmas, just in time for the start of
the 1922 winter tourist season.
But Mother Nature had other plans.
There was no December celebra-
tion. For charging up the Gulf from the
Caribbean was a monster hurricane the
likes of which hadn't been experienced
in Tampa Bay for nearly 75 years. It
would strike without warning and
And when it had lumbered off
across the Florida peninsula there were
those who wondered if the bridge ever
would be fit for use. Or if it would be
a bridge to nowhere.
Next: A humdinger
of a party
1912, was this
City. It is now
the home of
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City adopts $1,000 cutoff for home building permits
S By David Futch
Residents won't have to get a building permit from
Anna Maria City as long as renovations such as paint-
ing do not cost more than $1,000.
However, homeowners will have to report any
work they do on their house to Public Works Director
The city has unofficially acknowledged a $1,000-
cutoff policy since an October meeting with Federal
Emergency Management Agency officials.
FEMA officials are concerned with tracking dam-
age following serious storms or hurricanes. Tracking is
required of cities involved in the federal government-
subsidized flood insurance program.
At its March 12 work session, the commission
voted 3-2 to make the $1,000-cutoff policy official.
Commissioners Elaine Burkly and George McKay
voted against the measure.
Charnock said the $1,000 cutoff point is all FEMA
would allow. McKay said he thought the maximum
could be raised to $2,000 before a permit was required,
The $1,000 cutoff only applies to homeowners,
Chamrnock said. Businesses seeking to do any renova-
tions need a permit regardless of the costs.
Burkly asked Chamock how he was going to en-
force the rule.
"Basically, this is for homeowners. Some contractors
will use it," Charnock said. "If I see work being done and
there is no placard [permit], I'll stop the work."
Commissioner Robert McElheny wondered where
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach stood. Chamrnock
said the cities had adopted $1,000 as their cutoff.
Charnock said minor home repairs such as replac-
ing a screen doesn't need to be reported.
However, if someone wants to screen in a porch or
paint the house, the city requires them to report the
work. There would be no charge unless the work ex-
ceeds $1,000, he said.
Diane Caniff of Tarpon Street told commissioners
she doesn't like the idea of having to follow a paper
"I can't believe you're sitting here talking about
this silly thing," Caniff said. "For the federal govern-
ment to want to know what color paint is on the inside
of my house is beyond any sense I can see."
Chamock said the federal government is not inter-
ested in the color of paint.
Federal officials who administer the federal flood
insurance program are interested in what they're paying
for the same damage time after time, storm after storm.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said tracking renovations
after a storm and complying with FEMA rules is man-
datory if residents and the city want to qualify for fed-
eral flood insurance assistance.
"It's tracking and it holds our insurance down,"
Shumard said. "What's it going to hurt?"
Caniff said she can see at least two places where
it's going to hurt the city.
"You're going to have to build another place to
store this paper trail and you're going to have to hire
another secretary to file them," she said. "This sounds
like extortion to me."
McElheny said if Caniff wants to try to change
FEMA policy, she needs to contact her U.S. Senator
"This is a pretty painless, way to keep FEMA
happy. This makes sense to me," McElheny said. "Itfs
a little inconvenient, but it keeps FEMA happy."
In the pits
The corner of Gulf Drive and Archer Way in Anna
Maria proved to be too tight recently for the driver
of this tractor-trailor rig wedged in the ditch. The
driver said he was only carrying glass, glass orange
juice bottles, and hopefully it only shifted slightly -
nothing was spilling out. Awrecker was summoned
to correct the situation with minimum traffic tie-ups.
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Commission to continue A-1 density discussion March 25
By Pat Copeland
Exactly how many motel units can be built on an
acre of land?
After hearing two different opinions, the Holmes
Beach Commission recently asked its building official
to make that determination and present it at the March
25 work session.
The question arose when two motel owners in the
A-i district asked the commission to again consider
adopting an ordinance last discussed in 1993. The draft
ordinance defines dwelling units as residential units,
which excludes hotel and motel rooms.
Commissioner Don Maloney asked what will hap-
pen if the ordinance is passed.
"It will take motel units out of the definition of
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dwelling units and the definition of density is by dwell-
ing units," Chairman Luke Courtney said.
The draft ordinance would also give the commis-
sion the authority to approve an increase in the num-
ber of motel units allowed on a site.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore asked which mo-
tels have the largest and smallest number of rooms.
Don Howard, owner of the Island Plantation, said the
Beach Inn has eight units on less than a quarter of an
acre and Harrington House has eight units on eight-
tenths of an acre.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff referred to her letter
of Nov. 10, 1993, in which she said that in a worst case
scenario, 60 units could be squeezed on an acre of land.
Frank Davis, owner of Harrington House, disputed
Petruff s figure.
"That's if you stacked them all together with no
ingress or egress or meeting all the fire codes and ev-
erything else," he said. "That's the scare tactic that
happened four years ago and got everybody all upset."
Davis said he asked an architectural firm to design
a motel on an acre of land based on all the criteria in
the city's code. It showed 36 units...
"Deal with the facts," he said. "We're proposing 28
units per acre. We're restricting ourselves. Out of the
eight existing motels, six of them are already at 36 units
per acre or higher."
"Frank, your facts are not correct," Courtney said.
"You can put a lot more than 36 units on an acre of
Whitmore turned to Courtney and said, "You have
a conflict of interest because you own a motel and you
have a personal interest in this. If the moteliers can
increase their units, you might lose business."
"Some day my motel will be sold and I'll be a resi-
dent," Courtney responded. "I'm looking at it from the
city's point of view."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 19, 1997 N PAGE 9-A I. ,
Players fun begins as heirs clamor
By Michelle Timpanaro
.*: :Islander Reporter
,The Island Players production of The Late Chris-
topher Bean takes a close look at the corrupting in- ....
fluence of the art world on the marketplace.
.. Setin the, 1930s just outside Boston during the
Great Depression, this dramatic comedy conveys the,
reality of the starving artist. '.,
Dr. Milton Haggett, a country doctor played by -'iB
Gabe Simches, thought he was just doing his job ,
when he agreed to let an ailing, young villager stay
with his family. Dr. Haggett had no idea this drunk- ,
ard, Christopher Bean, would ever make anything of I' .
himself. The doctor thought the boy was lazy and ",
spent most of his days out in the fields or.by the .
bridge getting liquored up. And even though he took j
care of this poor fellow, Haggett felt Bean would
never make it in the real world, especially as an art-
Milton's wife Hannah, played by Miriam Ring,
and daughters Susan and Ada, played by Susan
Russell and Debron Keller-McCartney respectively,
also believed Bean could never make it as a real art-
ist. They found his works to be ugly and lacking the
professional touch. But Abby, the Haggetts' house-
keeper, played by Jo Kendall, knew different. She
saw a side of Bean that she knew would eventually
make the art world cry for more.
Unfortunately, Bean was never-able to reap the
rewards of his hard work. He passed away an un-
known painter who, like.many of his kind, lived a
simple and financially unprosperous life. Bean had
one prized pupil, Warren Cramer, played by William
Sharp. Cramer was a typical, hard-working village
boy with an eye for art.
After Bean's death, his works became valuable
and many critics began to seek out a Bean original.
Since Bean left most of his worldly possessions and
debts with the Haggett family, including an unpaid
.medical bill of $100 and many paintings, Dr. Haggett
was finally going to collect a past debt and much
i Critics and forgers alike found their way to the
Richard Lawall, left, Bill Rogers, Jo!Kendall, Gabriel Simches and Sam McDowell will be on stage 8 p.m.
nightly through Saturday, March 22, at the Island Players Theater.
Haggett house. Rosen and Maxwell Davenport,
played by Sam McDowell and Richard Lawall re-
spectively, were art collectors offering high dollars
for any Bean original the Haggett's could muster up
from around the house. Tallant, played by William
Sharp, was a top notch forger who offered Dr.
Haggett the deal of a lifetime.
The only problem is the Haggetts can't seem to
find any of the portraits Bean left behind. The only
painting intact is the one the maid has had hanging
in her bedroom since Bean left, and of course she'd
never sell it.
The first production of The Late Christopher
Bean, written by Sidney Howard, was performed in
1932. The Island Players production of this classic
comedy will run through Saturday, March 22.
Curtains rise nightly Tuesday-Sunday at 8 p.m.
There is also a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m. All seats
The theater is located at Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue in the City of Anna Maria. The box office is
open daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and also an hour
before each performance. For ticket reservations and
information call 778-5755.
I would like to
thank all my
friends and the
people who have
over the years.
Your votes in this election were
greatly appreciated as they will be in
Remember, my ear is always open to
all citizens. Please keep this phone
number and use it to voice your
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Open: Mon Sat 9am to 9pm Sun 10Oam to 5pm
Volunteers needed for
Volunteers are encouraged to participate in a clean
up day at the Anna Maria Historical Park, 402 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The park is a model Florida Yard.
Alan Gamer, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
Coordinator, will be working with volunteers and an-
swering questions on native landscaping and pruning.
Big Band Sounds to be
heard at Island Center
The big band sounds of Glenn Miller, Jan Garber,
Sammy Kaye, Harry James and more will be pre-
sented by Bob Zimmerman's 11-piece orchestra on
Friday, March 21, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Tickets are $10 per person. This is a B.Y.O.B.
event with setups and snacks available.
Tickets are on sale now and available at the Cen-
Easter Passion Play at
The Island Baptist Church invites the community
to see its Easter Passion Play to be held Sunday,
March 23, at 6 p.m., at 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
With a cast of 50, the drama, costuming, scenery,
music and narration depict the last five days before
Jesus' death, burial and resurrection.
Woman's club announces
art festival winners
SThe Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island has
announced its winners in the General Federation of
Women's Club International District 14 Arts Festival
The club's 1997 winners, were: Nina Compton, 1st
and Best of Division, lace angel; Clara Kojak, 1st
place, short story, "A Trip to Venice in Wartime;"
Ruth Jansen, 2nd place, oil painting; Margaret Art,
2nd place, soft sculpture; Virginia Wahl, 2nd place,
original design counted cross stitch; Terry Conley, 3rd
place, baby afghan; Jeanne McGrath, 3rd place, adult
vest family sewing and decoupage box; and Marian
Van Winkle, honorable mention, Father Time.
In other news, Amelia Macioni was honored as
"Outstanding Club Woman" for March.
Membership inquiries may be directed to Marga-
ret Art, second vice president, at 778-3624.,
Poetry night at Artists
Coffee and poetry among the art will be offered at
the Third Thursday Poetry Night, Thursday, March
20, at 7 p.m., at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Ma-
rina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Local artists and poets will read original works
and favorite poems by well-known authors.
An open mike will be available to anyone who
wants to read.
Call Zoe Von Averkamp at 778-7216 for addi-
Sit or stand exercises
open to all
Chair Aerobics Fitness Classes are offered every
Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
Each class is open to men and women and consists
of a warm-up activity, strength and flexibility exer-
cises, a 15-minute aerobic workout and a cool-down
Exercise intensity is modified to benefit the par-
ticipant at his or her level of physical ability. Routines
are done to music and can be done sitting or standing.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908
or Carol Finley at 778-6172.
Chris Westberg was visiting his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Westberg of Anna Maria City, last
month when he found this large horse conch. By the
way, Chris put the shell back into the bay as soon as
the picture was taken. Islander Photo: Courtesy. Mrs.
Frank Westberg ,
Make reservations now
for Woman's Club
Spring fashions from the Jarvis Shoppe in
Bradenton, will highlight the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria'Island's meeting to be held at noon oh Wednes-
day, April 12, at the Bradenton Y' htt'thV'C ,' 4703
Snead Island Rd., Palmetto.
The deadline for reservations is Wednesday,
March 26, and can be made by calling 778-7865 or
778-2427. '- "
The club is a member of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs International.
at Art League
Pegi Clark-Pearsori, who has found success in two
artistic media, is teaching mornings and afternoons at
the Anna Maria Island Art League.
As the author of such
books as "The Yellow
Slicker," an illustrated ../ .:
fable for women;
"Vonnegut Said;" and
"Time and Place," as well
as stories and travel pieces
published in Westchester
magazine and McCalls, she
teaches creative writing
Tuesday mornings. On the
Island and off, she per- Clark-Pearson
forms, her poetry in cafes
As an artist with a long string of one-person shows
to her credit, she teaches creative oil painting Tuesday
afternoons. All her classes are at the league's offices,
5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach.
Registration is open any time, she says, with
classes ongoing every week.
For more information, call 778-2099.
Play bingo at Annie Silver
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center on Thursday, March 20, beginning at 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be available and play is smoke
The Annie Silver Community Center is located at
23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, behind
Pirate Pete's Gift Shop.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MARCH 12, 1997 0 PAGE 11-A BDM
Hearing challenged receive
help, thanks.to Islanders
By Jim Hanson went back to her first love, helping the deaf.
Islander Correspondent She credits Haskins with getting her back into it,
Capt. George Glaser is putting his money where it along with her old partner in the Indiana program,
will speak loudest into an Island program to help the Donna Carlton, who moved next door in Holmes
deaf. Beach and now runs the Hearing Center in Sarasota.
The captain doesn't have a lot of money to spare, They didn't have to talk her into it, just mentioned itr
trying to make a living running a tour boat, but he's and she was off and running.
giving every penny he can squeeze out for an idea he "'9he hearing impaired grow up in a different life
believes in. thairhearing people," she says. "Often theirs seems a
He is giving IDEA part of his Marchiand 1i erent language. Soft drink? It doesn't make sense
income fro"nisMystic Dolphin sightseeing tour boatT, in sign language.
operating in Gulf and Bay waters from itsm6oring at "Literacy programs are phonics based, and their
* the Back Bay Steak House in Holmes Beach. tutors are not trained to see the difference between the
S What the donation will come to isn't known for hearing and the deaf. We fill that void."
sure, since the tours on his 28-foot pontoon boat are What IDEA is beginning to do, she says, is teach
partly dependent on such variables as weather, water two-day workshops where volunteers can learn to be
and the whims of tourists. But he's been at it nearly tutors and mentors to children and adults with hear-
seven years and has gotten by fairly well, he says. ing impairment.
IDEA stands for International Deaf Education As- "And the third day is very important: Usually
sociation, Inc. It was founded last year by a few friends there is strong initial interest but it weakens when
of his who, like Glaser, live on Anna Maria Island. Its people move or lose touch. Our third day is devoted
purpose is "t0o train volunteers tobecome tutors and to teaching tutors to be trainers themselves, so they
mentors for hearing impaired children and adults as can take their turn at keeping the program going."
well as hearing children who havedeaf parents." A Sarasota insurance company, Riscorp, had
It is the special project of Donna Harris, who with IDEA put on a workshop in Sarasota and 21 people
Usher husband Brian and their friend Charles Haskins, showed up instead of the 10 expected. But many were
"owner of the Inn Between in Holmes Beach, founded "snowbirds," and another session is needed, she says.
IDEA in 1996. Until the program catches fire and she can devote
S Harris ran a similar program in Indiana but it lost full time to it, including the travel itwill entail, she is
its funding ini June 1991, ironically just weeks before at the Manatee Technical Institute (VoTech) Deaf
Sit was named one of President Bush's Thousand Points Service Center teaching high school equivalency, lit-
Sof Light. The Harrises moved to the-Island and opened eracy and job readiness courses.
the Brain Gym bookstore in Holmes Beach. They She may be reached at the school at 751-7973; the
closed it last October when its lease expired, and she center at 758-2539; or at home, 779-1102.
Program for small
".businesses on Longboat
The "Mentor Program" to help small businesses on
IU\4+ Lonigoat Key,.is. beginning its fourth year under the
auspices of the Longboat Key Chamber.of Commerce
-: Small Business Council.
S The program is designed to give guidance and as-
sistance to businesses, with professionals donating their
time and expertise to one-on-one help for small busi-
nesses that are chambermembers.
Businesspersons who need help with legal niatters,
tax, accounting, banking, credit, marketing, advertising
and the like may call Gail Loefgren at 387-9519.
Flapjacks at St. Bernard
St. Bernard Catholic Church will host a Pancake
Breakfast on Sunday, March 23, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
in the activity center of the church located at 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The menu will include pancakes, sausage, orange
juice and coffee. A homemade bake; sale will also be
Tickets are $2.50 for adults and $1 for children.
AIDS council seeks
volunteers, offers speakers
The AIDS Council of Manatee needs volunteers to
help with a wide variety of tasks and has free speakers
available to speak to civic groups and businesses.
.In addition, continuing education units can be ar-
Call the council at 750-9450 for information about
any of the programs.
Florida Symphony concerts
The Florida West Coast Symphony will fill Holley
Hall of the Beatrice Friedman Symphony with a vari-
ety of music this week.
On Thursday, March 20, at 10 a.m. the third in the
series of Coffee Concerts will be held followed by a
recital by Christopher Schnell, assistant principal cello,
and Jonathan Spivey, principal piano of the symphony,
on Saturday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
The Florida String Quartet with Paul Wolfe and
Anita Brooker, violins; Yuri Vasilaki, viola; and Chris-
topher Pegis, cello, will present its fourth performance
of the season on Sunday, March 23.
Ticket information, call 953-3434.
Woman's club to hold
benefit card party today
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, a
-member of General Federation of Women's Clubs
International, will hold a Benefit Dessert Card Party
on Wednesday, March 19, from noon to 3 p.m. at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The donation is $3 and is payable at the door.
Players are to bring their own cards and games of
Proceeds will benefit the local and Florida Fed-
eration of Women's Club charities.
Red Cross schedules
birthday open house
The Manatee County Chapter of the American
Red Cross will celebrate its 80th year with an open
house from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday, March
26, at the chapter headquarters, 2905 59th St. W.,
Proclaiming March as Red Cross Month, President
Clinton noted the national organization has evolved from
a branch of the International Red Cross into a uniquely
American institution, bringing humanitarian services in
wars and natural disasters. It boasts a million and a half
volunteers who last year helped disaster victims by open-
ing 3,200 shelters and directly aiding 172,000 people,
reached 16 million through health and safety courses,
and collected six millions pints of blood.
Further information, call 792-8686.
Opera and more at Van
Wezel Performing Arts
Entertainment to meet all musical tastes will be
offered at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Singer/songwriter Don McLean of "American
Pie" fame will perform in a silver anniversary concert
commemorating his hit on Wednesday, March 19.
On Thursday, March 20, at 8 p.m. classical gui-
tarist Corey Cerovsek will perform in concert with his
sister, Katja Cerovsek, on piano and the opera "La
Boheme" will be performed on Sunday, March 23, at
2 and 8 p.m.
The hall is located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Call 953-3368 for ticket information.
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Island has full Easter worship schedule
SIshind Christians will have a full calendar of cel-
ebration of the Resurrection of Christ during Easter
week and on Easter Sunday.
The chief Christian feast falls annually on the first
Sunday after the first full moon that coincides with or
-comes after the spring equinox.
.Each of the two major barrier islands will have a
Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, Anna
Maria Island's at the public beach at the end of Mana-
tee Avenue and Longboat Key's at Bayfront Park. The
weather has been ideal for the past 17 consecutive Eas-
ters, and hopes are high for a repeat.
Services from Palm Sunday through the following
Sunrise Service on Anna Maria is sponsored for
the 33rd year by the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club,
Jeff Asbury, co-chairman, 778-3364. As always, it will
be at the Manatee County Public Beach pavilion at the
Tasty dishes from many lands will be
served in a Multicultural Feast from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in the Student
Center (Building 300) at the Manatee Commu-
nity College Bradenton Campus,. 5840 26th St.
W. Cost: $4 per person/available 'at the door.
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program
invites the public to the first regional community
Scharrette on development of the Sarasota Bay
Heritage Trail on Wednesday, March 26, from 6
to 9 p.m. at the USF Sudakoff Hall in Sarasota.
Information: Jaime Doubek, 359-5841.
The Manatee County Audubon S6ciety will
host a fieldtrip on Saturday, March 22, to Turner
River. Members and the public art to meet at the
Manatee County Chamber of Commerce,222 10th
St. W., Bradenton, at 7:15 am. Bring a picnic lunch.
Information:. Frank Chapman, 758-1239.
west end of Manatee Avenue, with Kiwanis-provided
decorations centered around a 20-foot cross. All seven
Island churches are participating in the service, and all
will share the offering taken during the ceremony.
Father Donald Baier of St. Bernard Catholic
SChurch will be the main speaker and special music will
be provided under the direction of Bob LoPiccolo, co-
chairman. No seating is provided, so worshipers should
bring chairs or blankets. In keeping with tradition, the
restaurant there will provide a pancake breakfast with
trimmings after the worship service.
On Longboat Key, the Easter Sunrise Service at
Bayfront Park will feature music under Serita Roache as
part of the Longboat Island Chapel's Easter celebration.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St., Bradenton Beach, 753-1534, Rev. J. Clement
Walker, pastor. Palm Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.;
Maundy Thursday66,p.m. supper with short service and
Communion; Easter Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-4769, Father Patrick Farrell,
pastor. Palm Sunday Masses 7:30,9:30 and 11:30 a.m.;
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Masses at 8:30 and
10 a.m.; Penance Service 4 p.m. Wednesday; confes-
sions from 9 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Monday and
Tuesday, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday;
Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7 p.m.
with Visits, to Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 11;
Good Friday, Stations of the Cross 2 p.m., Services at
3 p.m.; Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil at 7 p.m.; Easter
Sunday Masses at.7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-1638, Father Richard G.
Fellows, rector. Palm Sunday, Holy Eucharist Rite No.
I at 7:30 a.m., Rite II at 9 a.m., Choral Holy Eucharist
Rite I at 11 aim.; Holy Week Masses at 10 a.mn. Mon-
day, Tuesday and Wednesday; Maundy Thursday,
Holy Eucharist with Holy Unction at 9:30 a.m., Foot
Washing, Mass and Stripping of the Altar at 7:30p.m.,
Prayer Vigil 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Good Friday
Prayer Vigil 6 a.m. to noon, Mass of the Pre-Sanctified
and Solemn Collects at noon, Stations of the Cross at
1 p.m., confessions from 1:30 to 2 p.m.; Saturday, the
Great Vigil of Easter at 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday Festive
Celebrations of the Holy Eucharist at Mass Rite I at 7
a.m., Rite 2 at 9 a.m., Rite I at 11: a.m.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 6300 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-4266, Jean Muncy, reader.
Palm Sunday services 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; Wednes-
day evening service 7:30 to 8:30; Easter service 10:30
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, 778-1813, Rev. Dan Kilts, pastor. Palm
Sunday Processional by the choir at 8 and 10:30 a.m.;
Maundy Thursday Holy Communion and Foot Wash-
ing Service 10:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.; Good Friday
Tenebrae (Ceremony of Lights) at 2 p.m. and 7:15
p.m.; Easter Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., the
Bell Choir with hand bells in concert in addition to the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, 778-0719, Rev. James M. Metts Jr., pastor.
Palm Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., Sunday
School at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; "Easter Passion Play"
at 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service at 7 p.m.; Easter
Sunday service 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Mafia, 778-0414, Rev. Wayne Kirk, pas-
tor. Palm Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m., Sunday
School at 10 a.m., Children's Church 11 a.m.; Maundy
Thursday Communion at 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday ser-
vice at noon; Easter Sunday services at9 and 11 a.m.
with chorus at both, Sunday School at 10 a.m.,
Children's Church at 11 a.m. .
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, 383-6491, Rev. bDr. Bill
Grossman, pastor. Palm Sunday Choral Service "Missa
Brevix Sancti Joarnis de Deo" by Haydn atf9 and 11
a.m.; Maundy Thursday Communirt n irand supper ser-
vice at 5 p.m. (reservations please); Grciffiday ser-'
vice at noon; Easter Sunday, after the Sunrise Service,
worship services at 9 anrd 11 a. mn.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 19, 1997 N PAGE 13-A B3
Anna Maria Island: growing olderand up, too
By Paul Roat
Here's an interesting analogy for describing the
three Island cities:
Think of Anna Maria as sort of like grandparents,
with a slower, more relaxed lifestyle that doesn't need
or really want a lot of excitement.
Holmes Beach is more middle-aged, with interests
in shopping, school and a more active lifestyle.
Bradenton Beach is for the young or young-at-
heart, growing vibrant with its nightlife and long, popu-
That description was made at a candidate forum
several years ago. At the time, it seemed to fit the sepa-
rate "personalities" of the Island's cities. Now, though,
things are changing on Anna Maria Island, and al-
though the general overview of the analogy still fits,
there are modifications being made.
Once-quiet Anna Maria is undergoing a building
boom. Bean Point is receiving much of the attention,
with huge Gulffront mansions being erected where
once only sea oats and Australian pines grew.
Holmes Beach is undergoing a building renovation
boom as well. Smaller homes are receiving attention
through remodeling and expansion, a trend that is ex-
pected to continue.
Bradenton Beach, what some have called the "step-
child" of Anna Maria Island, is receiving the attention
of all kinds of real estate action. There's remodeling.
There's removal and replacement of older homes with
larger, more modernm housing.
There's also a growing sense of feeling and com-
munity pride in the city, thanks in part to hundreds,of
thousands of dollars in grant money being diverted to
improving the Bridge Street area historic old-town,
as its called. ....
"The Island is pretty eclectic," saysIDoug Dowling,
a real estate broker doing business in all three of the
I|.. .. .
Island cities. "If you name it, they're gonna build it."
Dowling says one of the trends he's noticed in the
past years is a greater influence of Europeans on the
Island, many from Germany.
First coming to the Island as visitors, many Ger-
mans later buy property and rent it to friends and fam-
ily from that country and visitors from elsewhere in
the world as well.
"Half of the people I sell property to are Germans,"
he says, "and half of the people I rent property to are
Dowling commented on several trends he's seeing
in Island real estate: purchase of large Gulffront lots for
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With most of the Island already developed only
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much as the years go buy. Things will get nicer, homes
will get a little bigger, curbs, gutters and sidewalks will
become more prevalent but the overall ambiance won't be
changed too much.
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part of the special charm of Island living.
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This Florida Cracker story was told to the Cracker
as the truth. He isn't vouching for its veracity but he
thinks it's worth the telling anyway, so here goes:
Back around the turn of the century or a mite be-
'"fore, the Byrd Branch Bethany Church shared a
preacher with the Bethany Church over in Keysville
since times were hard and the congregations were both
Reverend Smallwood, who farmed over near
Keysville, would ususaly make the eight to nine mile
trip through the piney woods and palmettos to Byrd
Branch on alternate Sundays.
He would normally arrive astraddle this big bay
horse Pegasus in time for services, and after services he
would always be invited to dinner at the home of one
of the good sisters of the congregation on a kinda ro-
On special Sundays, all-day preaching and dinner-
on-the-grounds meetings were held at the church with
the good sisters bringing in the best of their home
cooking' to be served on the rough-sawn, pine slab
tables spread under the live oak trees outside.
*- On these special occasions, the preacher would
hitch Pegasus to the buckboard, leave home early and
arrive at the church with his wife and his passel of
young'uns on board.
With two congregations to shepherd, the good rev-,
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but this put Sister Effie Touchstone, the dinner hostess
for the day, in a real pickle. She not only had to feed
Brother Smallwood and his family but her own brood
as well without the benefit of the few fishes and seven
loaves of bread that the good Lord scrounged when he
fed the multitude.
Early that morning, she had checked her
smokehouse, and the only meat hanging on a meat
hook in there was a scrawny hawg front shoulder that's
called a picnic ham today.
She figured that the smoked shoulder would be just
enough for the preacher and her own family if she
.backed it up with a big pot of her new crop of Red
Bliss, Irish potatoes boiled right in the jacket, some
collard greens and a big slab of cracklin' cornbread.
For dessert she would serve her locally famous
wild blackberry cobbler drenched inrich cream from
Bossy, who, by the way, had just come fresh.
Now that the unexpected arrival of preacher's fam-
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that smoked meat, it wouldn't survive the first passing
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"Don't any of you young'uns dare take any of that
meat when it's passed by you at dinner time, but you
can eat all of the collards and taters and cornbread you
want. Do I make myself clear?"
All went as planned during the main meal with one
piece of ham still remaining on the meat platter, so
thinly sliced that you could see the floral design in the
platter right through it.
Sister Effie was not out of the woods yet. Her
blackberry cobbler was a little on the skimpy side. The
weather had been dry and plump ripe berries were as
scarce as hen's teeth. She had been forced to add some
half-ripe dew berries to get enough berries for her pie.
When dessert time came, Sister Effie marches in
with the blackberry cobbler, passing it under the noses
of her own children who sat with their mouths drool-
ing in anxious anticipation for some of that pie as kinda
a reward for passing up on the meat.
Sister Effie ceremoniously placed the cobbler in
front of the preacher and sez with disdain:
"Don't 'thank' I didn't take notice of how my own
young'uns turned up their noses at my meat. If ary one
of my children 'thanks' they gonna git any of my black-
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Holmes Beach for 28 years and is one of the earliest
members of the golf club where she still plays.
Celebrants included Collins' son Monty and his wife
Euberfrom Mobile, Ala.; her sister, Louise Liscomb
from Georgetown, S. C.; grandson Perry and his
wife Lisa with children Rob and Sarah, all from
Georgetown; grandson Skip Collins and friend Jerry
Dark, both from San Francisco, Calif.; granddaugh-
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included Craig and Helen Ainslie from Ontario;
Doris and Bob Lukow and Bob and Eloise Miller, all
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Island police reports
Anna Maria Ctiy
-March 3, disorderly conduct, 902 S. Bay Blvd.,
Rotten Ralph's restaurant. The complainant reported
the subject was refused service due to his intoxicated
state but continued to enter the business and inconve-
nience customers and employees.
March 7, lost property -a bank card, 2502 Gulf
Drive, Econo Lodge.
March 7, criminal mischief, Leffis Key. The vic-
tim reported a person unknown cut three holes in the
-'- top of his vehicle. The car alarm sounded and the vic-
tim returned to the vehicle. Nothing was taken. Dam-
ages were $500.
March 7, theft, Coquina Beach. The victim re-
ported a credit card, $4 in cash and $180 in traveler's
.checks were missing from her purse. She thought the
theft took place while she was at the beach.
March 7, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The victim returned to the vehicle and found the pas-
senger side window broken and a briefcase valued at
$150 and $150 in tools were missing. Damages were
March 9, grand theft, Coquina Beach. The victim
reported a person unknown removed four bicycles val-
ued at $800 from the back of her truck.
March 9, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
victim reported a person unknown smashed the passen-
ger side window but nothing was taken.
March 10, grand theft of construction items val-
ued at $400, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Fishing
March 10, found property a bicycle, Pines
.... March 10, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported a subject came into the store
to ask for directions and as he was leaving, he took two
five-packs of cigarettes valued at $20.12. He was not
March 12, Baker Act, 1600 block of Gulf Drive.
The subject called a suicide crisis line based in Ohio
,from his Bradenton Beach address and threatened to
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owned a shotgun. The officer talked to the subject,
placed him in custody under the Baker Act and trans-
ported him to the hospital.
March 7, burglary, 6800 block of Palm Drive.
The victim reported when he returned to the residence
he found a person unknown smashed a window, en-
tered the residence, broke into a locked bedroom and
removed five guns and ammunition valued at $5,140.
A bed sheet was used to carry the guns. A witness re-
ported seeing two subjects walk through the back yard
toward the victim's house and return carrying a large
March 8, suspicious, Second Avenue and 51st
Street. The complainant reported a possible drunk
driver. The officer followed the vehicle but did not see
any violations. The officer stopped the vehicle and
spoke to the driver, who had been drinking but did not
appear to be drunk. The driver adequately performed
field sobriety tests. The officer warned her about drink-
ing and driving.
March 9, noise, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy
Ducks. The complainant reported loud music coming
'from the business. The officer reported he heard no
music. The owner said the band had stopped playing
Sfor the night.
March 9, battery on a law enforcement officer,
3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The officerresponded in ref-
erence to an intoxicated subject and found him:siting
on the sidewalk in front ofthe business. While the of-
ficer was checking the subject's information, the sub-
ject started to walk away.
The officer told the subject he would give him a
ride home if he had no warrants. The subject began to
enter the patrol vehicle and the officer told him to fin-
ish his cigarette first. The subject made a statement
about the officer and hit him in the stomach. He was
placed in custody.
March 10, DWLS, 500 block of Manatee Avenue.
The officer on patrol observed a vehicle sitting by the
side of the road. He stopped, performed a computer
check and found the driver's license was suspended. He
issued the driver a citation and the vehicle was left
March 10, traffic, Gulf Drive and 43rd Street. The
officer observed the driver making an illegal left turn
from Gulf Drive onto 43rd Street and stopped him. A
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was issued a citation for the suspension and a warning
for the turn. Another driver was located to pick up the
March 11, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported a person unknown broke into the vehicle and
removed $170 in cash, a wallet, credit cards and iden-
tification. The victim was later notified by one credit
card company that his card was used at Beachway K-
Mart and at a gas station.
March 12, theft, 4255 Gulf Drive, Island Village.
The victim reported he was filming landscaping around
his apartment and went to his apartment briefly. Upon
his return, the camcorder valued at $1,400 was miss-
March 12, noise, 100 block of 51st Street. The
officer responded to a noise complaint and found a
workman playing loud music. The officer advised him
to turn it down.
March 12, vandalism, 500 block of 52nd Street.
The complainant reported an unknown vehicle struck
her mailbox and tore off the. mailbox door. Damages
March 12, burglary to an automobile, 5300 block
of Marina Drive. The victim reported a person un-
known entered the vehicle and removed a 35 mm cam-
era and equipment valued at $900.
March 13, traffic, Gulf Drive and 43rd Street. The
officer observed the driver making an illegal left turn
from Gulf Drive onto 43rd Street and stopped him. The
driver told the officerthat his driver's license was sus-
pended for numerous DUI convictions. He was issued
a citation for the suspension. A family member was
located to pick up the vehicle.
March 13, vandalism, 500 block of 77th Street.
The complainant reported a person unknown scratched
his two vehicles with a key.
March 13, suspicious, 300 block,of 58th Street.
The complainant reported he found'a person asleep in
his shed. The officer noted that thetsubject was ex-
tremely intoxicated and he gave the subject a ride
March 14, warrant, 3200 block of Gulf Drive.,
The subject called 911 and said he needed a taxi or the
police. The officer did a co-mpurer check and found a
warrant out of Sarasota County. The subject was placed
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Be a winner
I seldom think of myself as a winner. The occa-
sions were rare if ever in the first four decades of my
life that I "actually and for real"' won anything.
That changed a few years ago at a community
event where I won Dolphin earrings, donated as a raffle
prize by Anna Mariajewelry artisan Autumn DeFrank.
Somewhat embarrassed by the prize, due to the fact
that Dolphin newspaper reporter Tom Vaught was at
the same event, I reluctantly asked DeFrank for an ex-
change and she obliged. After all, what self-respecting
publisher would wear a symbol for her competitor?
I traded up for palm trees with little green "co-
Later that year I won a raffle prize at an arts and
crafts show a beautiful glass globe. Then another art
show came along and another prize this time an
I won a couple of door prizes at chamber socials
and then at the most recent arts and crafts event, spon-
sored by the Art League, I reeled in three raffle prizes:
a contemporary gold ring with a cat's eye green tour-
maline stone designed and donated by Joseph
Cyberski;, a silver cuff bracelet with Brazilian rose-
wood by Richard Aclder; and a carved, painted wood
fish sculpture by Michael Reilly. "
A pretty good haul fori$10 worth of rtaffletickets.
Next comes word'. 'm7 confirmed', as the first
$833,337 lump-sum prize winner from the Sweep-
stakes Awards Committee.
A "priority dispatch" arrived a few weeks ago an-
nouncing, "BonnePrs-wood, you've topped the 'A
List' -- you're our biggest winner in history with
$1l,075,000 guaranteed." Of course, in small type it
says, 1"wy6u have and return the winning prize num-
e/bealong with an AAA clearance code."
Another notice arrived by mail in a bright orange
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Bistro. Friends of Pat Geyer gathered two weeks ago at a tasty fundraiser in the afternoon on a Tuesday
when Duffy 's was closed: Daughter Peg, left, Joe Hutchinson, Geyer, Joey Lester and Bistro owner Sean
Murphy. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
envelope with a notice in a big white box that says,
"This is an Official Bright Orange Envelope. Sign and
return the enclosed certificate immediately."
The orange envelope also promises Bonner
Presswood has definitely won from $2.55 to $3.57
Many of the notices merely ended up in the re-
cycle bin, but one more big award came in a brown-
baggish envelope announcing, "We now have proof:
Ms. Bonner Presswood is one of our two $1,666,675
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Sadly, I won't be a Publisher's Clearing House
But I was a winner in another matter this week.
I filed a complaint in 1995 to stop the now-defunct
Dolphin newspaper.from publishing libelous state-
ments about me and prevent it from further attempting
to damage relationships between The Islander By-
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stander and its advertisers the sole source of income
to the newspaper.
In case you weren't around at the time, as briefly
as possible here's what led up to my latest award.
I felt the actions of Mary London and Dennis
Friedel, Dolphin stockholders and employees, pre-
sented a serious threat to The Islander Bystander, its
employees and staff. London went so far as to call ad-
vertisers and ask them to stop advertising.
She said we operated a bad business. We were
unscrupulous, malicious. She said we had refused to
help her son, Jared London, the victim of a serious ac-
In fact, an attorney representing Jared's father, his
,4 custodial parent, asked for photos taken by me and in
thie asking his private investigator said they would be
requesting the sheriff's department official accident
scene photos as well.
My photos were taken first at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center of the transfer of Jared from
ambulance to helicopter. I drove past the accident
scene, ambulances, rescue vehicles, fire trucks and
police cars to go to the Center and await a photo of the
I stopped to take photos of Jared's bicycle and the
auto involved in the accident after the helicopter trans-
fer was completed.
It was these photos that the investigator and law-
As it turned out, after many months and frequent
checks with the sheriffs public information depart-
ment, I learned no one else but me had requested cop-
ies of the sheriffs investigative photos.
And also, as it turned out, the only real purpose in
Mary London's pursuit of my photos was to defame
and slander me and do harm to my business. All in the
hope of improving business for the Dolphin.
Well, I wouldn't say their actions backfired. In
court, my attorneys showed they hurt The Islander
Bystander's revenues over a period of several months.
But they went out of business within three months of
the protests and picketing of the newspaper office by
Last week was what I sincerely hope will be the
end of the matter a state-mandated jury trial to set
Knowing it will be impossible to collect any
money from London and Friedel, when the jury came
back with an award of $1.3 million dollars I was merely
gratified to have it over with.
Until Janet Aubry, who accompanied me to court,
said, "That was a jury of your peers and they agreed
with you. Imagine how you'd feel if they came back
from the jury room and said zero damages."
That sank in a little bit and I was a little more
pleased with the award. Although I still considered the
$1.3 million award to be like Monopoly money.
Monopoly money won't pay my legal fees or reim-
burse my attorney daughter for the 150-plus hours she
donated to my principles but it sure feels good to be
I have a lot of people to thank for sticking by me
and this newspaper through the Dolphin ordeal, not the
least of which is the staff, Consider yourself all thanked
-please many times over.
Now, do you suppose DeFrank wants to trade me
back those dolphin earrings?
Message in a bottle
Nancy Nardi of Holmes Beach was surprised to
find a letter in a bottle while visiting the beach with her
family from Texas. She was really surprised when the
letter turned out to be from her visiting brother.
He'd always promised a letter and often threatened
to send it in a bottle, but Nardi never thought it would
arrive at her sandy toes on the shoreline of Holmes
Here's Nardi's brothers message:
We are down at Port Aransas beach for the week-
end. I wanted to write a few lines but I can't afford a
stamp so I hope you receive this before the end of Janu-
I'm sorry to tell you that I can't make it to Florida
in January maybe in 1998 or the year 2000.
We are all fine here in Austin, Texas. It's been 100
degrees for the past two months with no rain.
I'm broke from my shoulder surgery and out of a
job. I've sold everything I own. The only thing I.have
left is Joyce, my wife, and I don't think anyone would
You take care now and again I'm sorry to disap-
I hope the Gulfs current is going toward Holmes
Beach. I hope you are still walking the beach looking
for shells and my letter.
Love you and miss you,
Tony and Joyce, Port Aransas, Texas
Well, the letter and almost everything in it was a
joke on Nardi. Tony and Joyce slipped the bottle into
the water when Nardi wasn't looking.
Some people have all the fun, don't they?
Nancy Nardi found a message in q bottle on the .
shoreline in Hohnlmes Beach from her brother in
Texas. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood :
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Katherine 'Kay' Hoey
Katherine "Kay" Hoey, 58, of Bradenton Beach
died March 15 at home.
.Born in Beverly Hills, Calif., Mrs. Hoey came to
Manatee County from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in
1982. She formerly taught school in New Orleans and
Providence, R.I.'She was a
leader in the Bradenton
Beach Civic Association
and a founding member and
three-year vice-president of
Save Anna Maria, Inc. She
had winning appearances on
the Jeopardy and Sale of the
Century television game
Hoey Hoey was recognized
for her tireless community
involvement, in particular with regard to the fight
against high bridges to the Island. She was an active
volunteer and political activist as well, having attended
many Bradenton Beach city meetings leading up to the
lawsuit between Allan Bazzy for the Bradenton Beach
Marina, the city and a group of citizens.
A service of thanksgiving for her life will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with
the Rev. Frank Hutchison officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity
of choice or Save Anna Maria, Inc., P. 0. Box 906,
Anna Maria City, Fla. 34216.
Hazel Laverne Kennedy
Mrs. Hazel Laverne Kennedy, 61,-of Bradenton
Beach died M archl2-a 10ake Medical Center.
Born in Winter Beach, Fla., she came here in 1969
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Thornton Mazda in Palmetto.
Surviving are a son, Joseph L. of Holmes Beach;
two daughters, Susan E. Kennedy and Laura A. Cook,
both of Bradenton; a brother, Earl Curtis Walker of
Barefoot Bay, Fla.; a sister, Annie Mae O'Neal of
Winter Beach; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March
23, at Roser Memorial Community Church. Memorial
donations may be made to the church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, Fla., 34216. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
Robert David Sullivan
Robert David Sullivan, 86, of Anna Maria, died
March 17 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Mr. Sullivan was born in Oak Park, Ill1., and
came to Manatee County-from Indianapolis, Ind., in
1972. He served on the Anna Maria City Planning
Commission for 14 years, from August 1974 to Oc-
tober 1976 and as chairman of the commission from
October 1976 to February 1986. He was a member
of Palma Sola Golf Club. Mr. Sullivan was a Roman
He is survived by his wife, Helen Dabney Sullivan;
a daughter, Carol Anne Swiger of Woodburn, Ore.; a
sister, Jane Finger of Freedom, Cal.; four grandchildren
; and two great-grandchildren.
There will be no services. Palmetto Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Joan Throm
Dorothy Joan Throm, 83, of Anna Maria, died
March 14 at home.
A memorial service will be held March 19,
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Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at Church of the Annuncia-
tion, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, with the Rev.
Richard Fellows officiating. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Throm was born in Brighton, England, and
came to Manatee County from Hollywood in 1970.
She was a retired hospital assistant administrator.
She was a member of Church of the Annunciation,
The Island Poet
Remember not so many years ago when
wages were paid in cash,
We all knew just how much money we had
and tried to make it last.
But now if you go to buy a car the sales-
man says that's fine,
There's no money down, just send a check
and add four-point-nine.
And if you have a little card that says Visa
or American Express,
Atany hotel in the county you will be a
But you never know till the end of the
month if you are in a bind,
'Cause you must wait till the bank lets you
know if you are ahead or behind.
Now some folks say the system is nuts, but
others say it's a honey,
Still all we have is a lot of paper and no-
body has any money.
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In Memory of Linda Warner
Died October 17, 1996
Beachside Memorial Service
Tuesday, March 25 at 6 pm
SMeet at Bortell's, Anna Maria
We would like to invite all her friends
and family to attend.
For more information call
~ Debbie at 951-0956
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Oil exploration explored off Islands
By Paul Roat
The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico, with gulls
wheeling against the azure water and a hundred hues
lighting up the clouds is the stuff dreams are made of
along Anna Maria Island.
But that picture postcard image will include oil
derricks just a few miles of many spots of Florida if
Coastal Petroleum officials have their dreams come
Coastal is attempting to exercise offshore oil leases
: for the Gulf waters off Longboat Key, Gasparilla Is-
land, Sanibel, Naples, Anclote Key, the-Fenholloway
River area and St. George Island some of the priciest
waterfront property in the state.
The company has had the option of utilizing the oil
drilling leases since 1953. The state of Florida banned
offshore oil drilling in 1990, but the prohibition does
not impact Coastal's already-in-place contract.
The fact that Coastal has yet to pump a drop of oil
out of any of the 880,000 acres of offshore property it's
-leased has caused some environmentalists to believe
the company is only attempting a legal end-run to force
the state to buy out its leases at a cost of hundreds of
millions of dollars.
Experts predict upwards of 100 million barrels of
oil are under the Gulf waters off Florida.
Oil controversy not new to area
The Coastal controversy brings to mind a similar
oily mess that Manatee County and the Island waded
S through in the nid-1970s.
In August 1973, Belcher Oil Company of Miami
announced plans to develop Port Manatee into an oil
refinery. The proposal included using 10 acres of port
land for refining crude oil into naphtha, fuel oil and
asphalt, building an offshore oil platform 24 miles west
of the Island that could accommodate super tankers that
could carry up to 2.3 million barrels of crude oil and
building two 48-inch underwater pipes from the off-
shore refinery to Port Manatee.
Cost of the whole proposal was estimated at about
$300 million. About 200,000 barrels of oil a day could
be processed at the refinery.
The Belcher proposal needed county commission
approval to proceed. Some commissioners said the
operation would be a "tremendous asset" to the com-
munity. Others were fearful of anoil spill contaminat-
ing the fragile marine environment.
Islanders were for the most part united in opposing
the Belcher proposal. All three Island cities, and
Longboat Key officials, passed resolutions opposing
the refinery, offshore oil platform and underwater pipe-
line. Islander Editor Don Moore and Cartoonist Jack
Egan were adamant about opposing the issue. In fact,
it was through the Belcher debate that Slick, the oily
bird; was created from Egan's pen.
Petitions were signed opposing the oil plan. Edito-
rials were written by all the area's newspapers: The
"You know, Chicken Little may have
"Are you still using that greasy kid stuff?" something there!"
Jack Egan took pen in hand to blast the Belcher Oil Company proposal to build a refinery at Port Manatee in
addition to a platform 24 miles offshore that would serve as a supertanker offloading facility. As a result of his.
efforts,.Slick, the oily bird, was born.
Bradenton Herald editorialized in favor of Belcher's oil
plans in part due to the increased tax base generated by
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune's Fred McCormack
Slater to become the staff director for Speaker Jon
SMills in the Florida House of Representatives edi-
torialized against Belcher. So too did the St. Petersburg
Probably the strongest voice against Belcher,
though, came from the pages of the Islander, with Don"
'Moore again and again saying "Belcher must move
A binding referendum was held Sept. 10, 1974.
Manatee County voters opposed the oil plan, 11,235 to
Then the "fun"' began, with three county commis-
sioners waffling on the matter. Questions on the word-
ing of the referendum question were raised. In the end,
county commissioners decided to ignore the referen-
dum and voted 3-2 to ask Belcher to consider Manatee
County as a spot for the oil refinery. However, Belcher
officials did not believe the 3-2 vote was adequate sup-
port for their plans and dropped the proposal until
In the summer of that year, Manatee Energy Com-
pany a wholly owned subsidiary of Belcher Oil -
received a lease by the Manatee County Commission
in its role as port authority to construct a "crude split-
ter" at the port -- one of the first stages in oil refinery.
The amendment to the lease was made without much
discussion and was unanimously approved by the com-
mission. The "crude splitter" proposed would process
up to 15,000 barrels of oil daily; the previous plan
called for up to 200,000 barrels. a day of oil to be pro-
Environmental groups engaged the services of at-
torneys Judy Kavanaugh and Tom Reese to fight the
contract amendment, a fight that lasted two years and
eventually was unsuccessful.- In November 1979 the
"crude splitter" was built and in operation. However,
after a few weeks of operation, the plant was dis-
mantled and sold.- deregulation of the oil business
had eliminated small refinery entitlements and made
the plant economically unfeasible.
Belcher came back into the news in August 1986
with a request to transfer refined oil between barges
just off the northeast tip of Egmont Key. Called "light-
ening," the proposal would have allowed larger ships
to lighten their load of oil to smaller barges, thereby
permitting the bigger ships to enter port. The U.S.
Coast Guard rejected the Belcher oil transfer proposal
in September, stating the fragile environment of
Egmont and nearby Mullet Key would be adversely
impacted if any oil were to spill from the ships.
By Jack Egan. i,.
Editor's Note: Islander Bystander 1
cartoonist Jack Egan penned the Sj-*-"
following fairy tale during the /-
height of the Belcher oil refinery .,
controversy in the 1970s. ")
Once upon a time in the mysti- "
cal land of Florida, there was a king-
dom of pure air and clean water
called Manatee. Here resided a -.'.,
Beautiful Princess with a splendid
coat of white feathers, a long, sinu- LCHIT
ous neck and blue-green eyes as lim- (POTENCI,
pid as the waters that surrounded her
rookery. The rookery was so beautiful that travel-
ers migrated to the kingdom of Manatee from ev-
ery country in the world.
One day the Rookery's Council was ap-
proached by representatives of the great Black
Belching Bird who sought the Beautiful Princess
for his bride. They clacked that if the
marriage could be arranged, the
rookery's nest would be feathered
!with 2.3 million clams. They clat-
; tered on saying that ol' Big Belch
~ was really a good guy even though
he belonged to a species that was
< known to have been dirty birds. Big
Belch, they bragged, wore a white
-*. hat compared to the rest of the birds
''- .' of his species. He's a new, modem,
oLACK handsome fellow, not at all like the
uB I D" old species that were known for
PU -TA) belching pollution (from which the
Belching bird got his name). They didn't promise
that the Belching Bird wouldn't mess up the rook-
ery but they convinced the gullible council that
good ol' Belch would pollute less than the limits set
PLEASE SEE OIL, NEXT PAGE
The tale of the great
Black Belching Bird
'Well, there goes the neighborhood."
RB PAGE 2-B 0 MARCH 19, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
OIL, FROM PAGE 1-B
out by the law of the great Tallahatchee
The Bradenton Oracle, the rookery's
town crier, immediately announced the
news of the proposed marriage and cried
out "THERE IS NO DANGER! THERE
IS NO DANGER!" and went about call-
ing all those who opposed the marriage, .I,
"Chicken Littles and Chronic Agin'ers."
The Chamber Bird joined in with its .
time-worn cry of "PROGRESS!
PROGRESS!" He urged the council to "
approve the marriage, saying that if they BE/UTIF
turned down the Big Belch "he would
just fly on to the Hillborough Rookery
and many their princess!" The
Hillborough Rookery, however, already had a flock of
dirty birds living there and they didn't even have
enough water for their own growing flocks, no less
water for a heavy drinker like Big Belch. The Cham-
ber Bird just chirped on saying how wonderful it would
be if all the young chicks could stay and work in the old
The birds of the rookery feared the Belching Bird
and raised a clatter that he wasn't good enough for the
___ Beautiful Princess.
pR0c,EsS! "Not only that," they
S- PROGRESS! screeched, "he will at-
N9., tract dirty birds to our
' rookery! Who needs
him around to mess up
the quality of life we
.-/ now enjoy?" they
asked. "How about all
vthe promises of no
ie *:-' more heavies?" for
C'HAMBER BIRD they remembered the
(cHAMBERUS coMMERCIA) Princess's first boy-
..... friend, Big Boredom.
"Yeah, what did he
ever do for us?" they, cried.
After many meetings, the Rookery Planning Board
and the Rookery Council all agreed that the Beautiful
Princess should marry the Belching Bird. Across the
Bay a council of neighboring Rookeries voted against
the marriage- all except the Dirkie Bird who repre-
sented the Princess's rookery. Dirkie Bird just flapped
his great wings and in his humble and diplomatic way
said, "The members of the neighboring council staff are
just a flock of long feathered birds who
: are still wet behind the down feathers!"
In the days that passed, the birds of the
\kingdom were whipped into a frenzy of
apathy, and the dreaded marriage took
place. After the wedding, the great
.*Si Belching Bird appeared even bigger
S/} than imagined. In a short period of
time, he doubled in size and all the dirty
. birds he attracted filled the kingdom's
clean air with pollution and turned its
beautiful blue-green waters into a
smelly, icky mess.
The Princess was very sad as she
PRINCES5 looked around at her once beautiful
kingdom. She was waiting for her last
egg to hatch. The egg finally cracked.
A baby chick poked his head out of the
shell and peered through the smog-filled air. He sick-
ened at the smell and the sight of slimy water. Then his
eyes fell upon the Princess. Her snow-white feathers
had turned yellowish gray, her graceful long neck was
covered with bunker C oil from a giant (but acciden-
tal) oil spill, and her blue-green eyes were swollen and
bloodshot. She was indeed a pitiful sight.
The baby chick cried, "If you're my mother, I must
be an UGLY DUCKLING!" As soon as he and his little
brothers and sisters were old enough they flew the
coop. They never returned to the Manatee Rookery,
and till this day they wonder why their mother and the
other birds in the rookery ever settled in the Kingdom
Jazz Club presents
17th annual festival
Four nights ofjazz will be enjoyed during the Jazz
Club of Sarasota's 17th Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival
to be held from Wednesday, March 26, through Satur-
day, March 29.
Four separate concerts will be held each evening at
the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota begin-
ning at 7:45 p.m.
Patron tickets are available by calling the Jazz
Club at 366-1552 and include preferred seating all
four nights and an invitation to the musicians' recep-
tion and gala dinner.
The cost is $180 per person.
Individual event tickets are available through the
Van Wezel box office at 953-3368.
present annual show
The Sarasota Chapter of the Society for the Pres-
ervation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet
Singing in America will again take the stage for two
concerts at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in
Sarasota for its 47th annual concert.
Entitled "The Entertainer," the concerts will be
held on Saturday, March 22, at 2 and 8 p.m. and will
feature songs connected to famous people such as
Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Bob Hope. The
show will also .feature the 117-man Chorus of the
Keys; the 1995 International Barbershop Quartet
Champions, Marquis; and the 1995 Buckeye Invita-
tional Barbershop Quartet Champions; Cornerstone.
For more information call 379-0036 or 364-4882.
'The Flirtations' to perform
The Players of Sarasota will present the Flirtations,
a vocal trio, on Saturday, March 22, at 8 p.m. at its the-
atre, US 41 & 9th St., Sarasota.
S"The Flirts," as the group is known to its fans, have
been bringing gay and straight audiences and critics to
their feet since they started singing eight years ago. It
is their "irresistible sense of humor" the Los Angeles
Times says that makes them so entertaining.
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Smith, Haaland wed
Lenore Kay Haaland and Bradford Miguel Smith,
Both of Holmes Beach, were married Oct. 26 at Foot-
hills United Methodist Church, San Diego. The Rev.
John Harley officiated.
The bride is the daughter of David and Joanne
Haaland of San Diego. The bridegroom is the son of G,
Nadine Smith of Bradenton and Laurel Arthur Smith of
Maid of honor was Heidi Haaland, sister of the
bride, of San: Francisco. Bridesmaids were Katrina
Anagnos of Salinas, Calif., Lauren Benson of West
SHollywood, Calif., and Suzanne Louvel, sister of the
.bridegroom, of Paris.
Best man was Philip Johnston of Chevy Chase,
Md. Groomsmen were Paul Haaland, brother of the
bride, of San Diego, and Christopher Louvel,
brother-in-law of the bridegroom, of Paris.
A reception followedthe ceremony at Marina Vil-
lage, the Bayview Room, in Mission Bay, Calif. The.
couple honeymooned in Costa Rica.
They live in Holmes Beach.
Wheeler, Watson to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick King III of Anna Maria and
David Wheeler of Vero Beach announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Christine Elizabeth Wheeler of
Atlantic Beach, to William Daniel Watson of Atlantic
Beach; son of Mr. and Mrs. James Watson of
The couple will wed April 12 at First Methodist
Church in Bradenton. Miss Wheeler is a 1985 gradu-
ate of Manatee High School and a' 1987 graduate, of the
University of Florida, where she received an associate
of arts degree.
SShe is a branch manger for National Auto Finance
The bridegroom-elect is a 1985 graduate of Mana-
tee High School and a 1990 graduate of the University
of North Florida, where he received a bachelor of sci-
.. Heis a sales manager for a Jacksonville cabinet
Slack, Hajdik to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Slack of Bradenton announce
the engagement of their daughter, Yvonne Michele
Slack of Gainesville, to Rodney Hajdik of
Gainesville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hajdik of
Clear Lake, Texas. The couple will wed in March
1997 at West Bradenton Baptist. Miss Slack is a
graduate of Manatee High School, Manatee Commu-
nity College and Tampa Ultrasound School. She is a
sonagrapher at Shands Hospital. Hajdik is a gradu-
ate of A and M University and the University Medi-
cal School of Texas. He is employed in radiology at
Belcher, Boeglin to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Belcher of Haines City, for-
merly of Holmes Beach, announce the engagement of
their daughter, Cheryl Lynn Belcher of Bradenton, to
John Eugene Boeglin of Bradenton, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Boeglin of Bradenton.
The couple will wed April 26 at Gamble Mansion.
Miss Belcher is a 1987 graduate of Manatee High
School and a 1991 graduate of the University of South
Florida. She is a teacher.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1984 graduate of Cardinal
Mooney High School. He attended Manatee Community
College and is employed in the dry-cleaning business.
Holmes to marry
Hugh and Christine Holmes and Deborah Holmes
announce the engagement of Jessica W. Holmes to
James T. Holloway, son of Geneva Holloway.
The wedding is planned for June 7.
Calhoon, Welch to wed
Marie Calhoon of Bradenton announces the en-
gagement of her daughter, Mona Marie Calhoon, to
Mathew Peter Welch, son of Frederick Welch of
Holmes Beach and the late Helen Welch.
The couple will wed May 10 at Hillside Cottage
at Round Hill Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Miss Calhoon is a 1987 graduate of Manatee
High School, a 1993 graduate of the University of
South Florida and a 1997 graduate of Barry Univer-
sity School of Podiatric Medicine.
She is a podiatrist.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1988 graduate of the
Nicholson School and 1997 graduate of Florida In-
He is an elementary school teacher.
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Top science winners were,
from left, Alexandra Murphy,
4th grade, biology; Lauren
Bucci, 4th grade, physical;
Lindsey Ellsworth, 5th grade,
biology; and Hunter Green,
5th grade, physical. Murphy
did a study on the effects of
sound; Bucci experimented
with evaporation; Ellsworth
found out that seeds
microwaved before planting do
not grow; and Green worked
with a formula for identifying
sunlight waves. Islander
Photo: Joy Courtney
To speak or not to speak...
Sometimes it is difficult for young people to get
adults to listen, but the winners in the Speech
Contest made themselves heard loud and clear. Lexa
Murphy, left, fourth grade, earned top honors with
her speech entitled "Culinary Madness," which
discussed all the new foods her dad makes her try.
Kiley Murphy, fifth grade, took second place with
"Oreo," a speech about being the middle child, and
Katrina Lathrop, fifth grade, took third with a
speech about her mother entitled "Antique Freak."
Murphy will represent our Island school at the
Manatee County 4H Speech Contest to be held in
late March. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
One Room School House
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Beach. The small-scale
beach restoration project
was made possible through
the assistance of Horticul-
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of the county environmen-
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and Evan Pattison. Is-
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Great study habits No School
These-are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary for the week of March 10. First row from left, Friday, 3/28/97
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Trey Andricks, Baidyr Ellis, Sam Wolfe, Ben Bryant, David Branning, Monique Ellsworth and Patrick Shary. All meals served with milk.
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Manatee County Deputy 1st Class
Kent Huff allows the fifth-grade
students in Anne Kinnan's class at
Anna Maria to smile for the camera
during his Drug Abuse Resistance
Education Class. Introduced at the
5th-grade level at Manatee County
schools requesting the program,
DARE helps children learn about and
cope with threats of drug abuse,
violence and low self-esteem. Huff
will conduct the class for 15 weeks.
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jg % that was
N rr e By Kevin P. Cassidy
Haley's clinches game
Haley's Motel eked out a narrow 8-7 win over
Kiwanis Tuesday night at the Anna Maria Island Com-
Kiwanis went on the scoreboard in the first inning
on some heads-up base running by Ryan Quigley. He
got on first when he legged out a grounder that the
shortstop bobbled. He quickly advanced to third on the
strength of two stolen bases, and scored when the throw
to third-wound up in left field for a 1-0 Kiwanis lead.
Bobby Gibbons then walked and promptly stole
second. This set the stage for Ryan Allis, who re-
sponded with a triple to right field to score Gibbons,
extending the score to 2-0.
After a strike out by Ben Miller, John Cicero
knocked in another run with an RBI single to score
Allis. Pitcher Bobby Cooper then struck out Peter Birch
but walked Robby Dial and Sam Wolfe to load the
bases. Cooper avoided further damage by striking out
Cory Schafer to end the inning at 3-0.
Haley's came right back in the bottom of the first.
Tyler Krauss walked to lead off. Cooper followed that
with a grounder that thesecond baseman mishandled,
allowing Krauss to advance to second and Cooper to
reach first. Aaron Lowman stepped to the plate and
promptly delivered a two-run double to cut the deficit
to 3-2, but got thrown out at third going for a triple.
Chad Alger followed with a single and advanced
all the way to third when the right fielder let the ball get
past and roll to the fence. Dusty Andricks then tied the
score when he singled sharply off the glove of Cicero
at first, scoring Alger who beat Cicero's throw home.
A fly out by Chris Nelson and a stolen base by
Andricks that put him in scoring position set the stage
for Hunter Green who came up big with a run-scoring
double to take the lead at 4-3. Allis then struck out
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David Michael to end the inning.
Quigley led off with a fly ball that the center fielder
ran down for the first out. Gibbons singled up the
middle and advanced to second as Allis drew a walk.
The runners then advanced to third on a double steal
and the league's leading hitter came to the plate.
Gibbons didn't give hitter Miller a chance on the
ball as he took off from third on a pitch that got by the
catcher. He scored easily to tie the game 4-4.
Miller then chopped the ball right in front of the
plate and beat the throw to first, putting runners on first
and third. Miller then took off for second and beat the
throw as Allis trotted home to retake the lead 5-4.
After a ground out by Cicero, Birch hit a hard
grounder through the shortstop's legs, scoring Miller
and extending the lead by two runs.
Haley's got a run back in their half of the second
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on a walk to Jordan Bowers and a double by Cooper,
who also woke up the fans with a couple of hard foul
balls into the stands.
A scoreless third inning for both teams and a score-
less top of the fourth for Kiwanis brought Krauss to the
plate for Haley's. He singled to center and advanced to
second on a single by Cooper.
Lowman then hit a shot into the hole between first
and second. Cicero knocked it down but Lowman beat
him to the bag to load the bases.
This brought Alger to the plate. Alger swung
through the first two pitches for strikes one and two. He
then fouled off several pitches including one that left
the park before striking out for out number one.
Allis walked Andricks to force in a run and Nelson
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Batters up at Community Center
All games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center. Weekday games begin immediately after mi-
nor league play- approximately 7 p.m. Saturday games begin at 9 a.m.
Wednesday March 19 Tip of the Island vs. Kiwanis
Thursday March 20 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Anna Maria Fire District
Saturday March 22 Haley's Motel vs. Kiwanis
Monday March 24 Anna Maria Fire District vs. Tip of the Island
Tuesday March 25 Haley's Motel vs. Jim Boast Dodge
All games played at Community Center except Thursday games at Longboat Field
Wednesday March 19 5 p.m. C&M Construction vs. Air & Energy
Thursday March 20 5 p.m. Air & Energy vs. C&M Construction
Friday March 21 5 p.m. Betsy Hills vs. Quality Builders
Saturday March 22 11 a.m. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Bai-Hai
Saturday March 22 1 p.m. Quality Builders vs. Betsy Hills
Monday March 24 5 p.m. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Carpet Network
Tuesday March 25 5 p.m. Islander Bystander vs. Bali Hal
Center. Thursday games are at 5 p.m./Saturday games at 3 p.m.
Harry's Continental Kitchen vs. VF Post 8199
Beach House vs. Big Bamboo Raw Bar
BASEBALL, FROM PAGE 6-B
followed with an infield single that scored Cooper to
give Haley's the lead once again 7-6. Cicero then re-
lieved Allis on the mound and responded by striking
out Blake Tyre and Brandon Roberts to end the inning.
A scoreless fifth inning against Haley's ace pitcher
Alger left Kiwanis three outs from defeat and everyone
in the stands holding a collective breath.
Allis opened the inning with a fly ball behind sec-
ond that looked like it would drop in and get things
going for Kiwanis, but Lowman came out of nowhere
to make the catch for out number one.
Miller then squibbed it down third to safely reach
first. Cicero forced Miller at second for the second out
but walks to Birch and Dial loaded the bases for Eddie
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and send the game into extra innings as Haley's was
unable to score in their final at-bats.
Kiwanis looked like they had the momentum as
Quigley opened the seventh inning with a triple to
the right center field wall but was nailed on a nice
throw by Nelson and a great tag by Andricks trying
to stretch it into a homer. Gibbons then attempted to
bunt his way on and Allis flew out to first to end the
top of the seventh.
Haley's opened their half of the inning with
Cooper leading off and the rest of the team wearing
their rally caps. Cooper managed a walk from Gib-
.bons and Roberts followed that with a hit-that got
through the infield. Cooper scored the winning run
when the throw to third sailed into left field to finally
end the game 8-7.
Look for other major league results nextweek.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
March 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 14-foot Hobie Cat over-
turned in Big Pass. A Sarasota police marine unit re-
sponded and righted the sailboat.
March 6, Boarding. A 31-foot power boat was
boarded in Little Sarasota Bay. The boat's operator
received a written warning for not having the hull reg-
istration numbers displayed on the bow of the vessel.
March 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 41-foot power boat
in the Egmont ship channel. A commercial towing com-
pany responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
March 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person in the water in Big
Pass. A Coast Guard boat, Florida Marine Patrol and
Sarasota police marine units responded, but the woman
was pulled from the water by another boat.
March 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel flashing SOS off
Englewood Beach. A commercial towing company
responded and searched the area with negative results.
The report was determined to be a false alarm.
March 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled personal watercraft
in SarasotaBay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 21084139
responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
March 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 19-foot power boat
in the Manatee River. A Coast Guard vessel responded,
but a Good Samaritan had the vessel under tow toward
safe moorings when the Coast Guard boat arrived.
March 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person in the water in Big
Pass. A Sarasota sheriff's department marine unit later
reported the person was placed in custody for swim-
ming in the channel.
March 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 25-foot power boat over-
due from Midnight Pass. A Coast Guard unit re-
sponded, but the boat returned to home port shortly
after the report was called in.
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BG PAGE 8-B 0 MARCH 19,1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Water issues from near and far
By Bob Ardren
You can relax a bit about nearby offshore oil drill-
The prospect of offshore drilling platforms in our
waters faded a bit last week as the Florida Legislature
made ready to pass bills requiring oil companies to post
bonds covering the cost of any needed cleanup. Pres-
ently those required bonds are capped at a mere $4,000.
But that limit would be radically raised if the bipar-
tisan measures making the rounds in Tallahassee actu-
ally become law. The governor and cabinet have al-
ready announced they support the proposals. At press
time, no dollar amount has been provided under the
Coastal Petroleum has 56-year-old leases on
880,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico running from the
Panhandle to the Everglades. Partially owned by Lykes
Brothers of Tampa, Coastal has requested permits to
drill for oil at several locations in this area including off
Longboat Key, Tarpon Springs and Boca Grande.
More than water
Flooding in the Ohio Valley in recent weeks will
be bringing more than water to the Gulf of Mexico. It
could also be bringing red tide.
That's a connection being studied by Mote Marine
Laboratory. Scientists are wondering just what connec-
tion all the fertilizers, sewerage and pesticides being
swept down the Mississippi may have on the Gulf.
Although red tide is a natural phenomenon, it may
be triggered at times by man-made causes, according
to Dr. Richard Pierce, research director at Mote. Red
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Serving Easter Breakfast
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Serving Easter Dinner
5:30 9 PM
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outbreaks seem to have increased in number all over
the world in recent years.
"If there is an influence of water from the Missis-
sippi, we'll be able to detect it as it goes through,"
Gulf waters were definitely affected by Midwest-
ern flooding in 1993, according to Ben Haskell of the
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The problem
is that there's no long-term research on the subject, so
there's no predicting yet what will happen this year.
Not all our troubles come from "up north." Or at
least not a far as Ohio. The Southwest Florida Water
Management District says springs in our area are show-
ing ever-increasing amounts of nitrates (a fertilizer by-
product) in their water.
Weeki Wachee has seen a 25-fold increase be-
tweei 1946 and 1994. Interestingly, the biggest jumps
came since 1974, when large-scale development began
in the area surrounding the spring. Scientists believe
the nitrate level rises are coming from lawn, golf course
and grove fertilizers.
Lithia Springs in central Hillsborough County is
presently putting out 17 times as much nitrate now as
when measurements started in 1921.,
According to Swiftmud, seven major spring sys-
tems pump more than 3 million pounds of nitrate into
Tampa Bay or the Gulf every year. The good news is
that the amount going into Tampa Bay from Lithia/
Buckhorn springs may be leveling off because the big
groves in that area are mostly gone.
But just so you won't relax, officials say the groves
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have been replaced by about 11,000 septic tanks in the
same area and nutrients from those haven't had time
to reach the springs yet.
Signs at Egmont
Although the rules have been in effect since the
first of. the year, signs have finally gone up banning
people from about one-third of Egmont Key. That por-
tion of the island is now a federal sanctuary and is be-
ing reserved for birds, sea turtles and an estimated
1,200 gopher tortoises.
Up to now there's been no enforcement of the fed-
eral sanctuary because there was no public notice.
Volunteers from the Egmont Key Alliance spent the
weekend putting up the signs marking off 126 acres and
3,270 yards of beach, declaring them off-limits. Violators
can be fined from $50 to $250 if they are cited.
Officials say visitors to the island have now topped
80,000 per year and threaten native wildlife there.
Most of the southern part of'the island and a strip
of beach on the northeastern shore have been closed.
The area of beach popular for boat moorings due to its
deep water by the southeast shore will remain open to
Two hundred volunteers are needed this Saturday
for seagrass planting at Cockroach Bay. The event is
scheduled for 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Sponsored by BayWatch and the Coastal Conser-
vation Association, planters will be putting 20,000 salt
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OUTDOORS, FROM PAGE 8-B-
marsh plants on a four-acre plot destined to become a
filtering system and nursery area for fish.
For more information call (813) 896-5320.
Good whale news
According to the New England Aquarium's Right
Whale Project, as many as 16 northern right whales were
born this winter off northeast Florida-- and 15 survived.
Known as "right" whales because whalers considered
them among the best to kill, right whales tend to stay near
the coastline so they were easy to find and they floated
nicely for towing back to shore or mothership. They also
contain large amounts of blubber.
The waters off northeast Florida and southern
Georgia are the only known calving grounds of the
northern right whales, whose numbers have dropped to
about 300. That number grows one or two percent dur-
ing a good calving year.
Scientists say there were fewer than 100 right
whales left in the 1850s after about 80,000 were killed
in the whaling industry. Even today, since their calv-
ing grounds are in major shipping lanes, right whales
are still sometimes struck and killed by ships.
The creatures summer off the western shore of
Boat show coming
The Suncoast Boat Show at City Island in Sarasota
is scheduled forApril 24-27. Hours are from noon un-
til 7 p.m. Thursday, and opening at 10 a.m. on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and
$2 for children, with kids under six admitted free.
Just go south down Longboat Key and take a quick
left as you come off the south end of the New Pass bridge.
Drive past Mote Marine Laboratory and there you are.
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Ski-A-Rees season winds down
The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees ski team is winding down its Sunday afternoon free performances for the season.
Shows will be held at 2 p.m. March 23, April 6 and April 13 in Sarasota Bay off their facilities on City Island.
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Strips of Bread, Oil & Garlic ...................................... $1.75
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CROSTINI ALLO SCHIZZO
Toasted Bread with Crushed Fresh
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MOZZARELLA E POMODORO
.Mozzarella, Sundried Tomatoes & Basil................. $2.25
SPAGHETTI CON RAGU
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SPAGHETTI CON POMODORO
Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce .................................... $7.50
SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA
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PENNE CON RAGU
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PENNE CON POMODORO
Penne with Tomato Sauce.......................................... $7.50
LASAGNE AL FORNO
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MACCHERONI CON RAGU
Maccheroni with Meat Sauce..................................... $7.95
MACCHERONI CON POMODORO
Maccheroni with Tomato Sauce................................ $7.50
MACCHERONI CON BURRO E SALVIA
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RISOTTO CON RAGU
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MINESTRA IN BRODO DI CARNE
Beef Broth with Short Pasta ...................................... $4.50
MINESTRA DI VERDURA
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ROAST TURKEY WITH STUFFING........ $7.95
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ROAST LEG OF LAMB................... $9.95
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PRIME RIB AU JUS ........................ $10.95
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Regular a la carte menu also available
Large groups and luncheon parties welcome.
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IJl3 PAGE 10-B E MARCH 19, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Kings are anglers favorite fish right now
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The fishing word of the week seems to be kingfish,
with most anglers venturing into the Gulf bringing back
good to limit catches of the fast fighting fish. Inshore
angling is producing snook, redfish and some flounder,
plus some big trout.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching a steady supply of pompano,
Spanish mackerel, sheepshead and snook in the early
Phil at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a lot of sheepshead and Spanish
mackerel during the day and a few shark, snook and
redfish at night.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 125 head of Key West grunts and
black sea bass. The six-hour trips averaged 300 head of
Key West grunts, black sea bass, porgies and sand
perch. The nine-hour trips averaged 60 head of black
grouper, mangrove and lane snapper.
Capt. Zach on the Dee Jay I said inshore angling
was off last week, especially for snook. However, he
was able to get his charters onto a fair amount of reds
and some 26-inch-long trout, plus a few flounder. In the
offshore areas, things were hot, with big Spanish mack-
erel, cobia, bluefish and sheepshead.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said the word is kingfish. He
took Joe McDowell and the.Petersons out to 50 feet of
water for a limit catch of eight- to 12-pound kings Thurs-
day. Farther from shore, mangrove snappers are running
big right now, gag grouper are still to be had and there are
some big cobia on the offshore fishing reefs.-
Peter from the Cortez Fishing Center said Capt.
Vince Berry and the invincible guide Herb Schaedler
B Snorkeling- Water Taxi
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Little Joey says, "Let's go fishing!"
Fish with my dad aboard a great
Ice, Bait, Tackle and License Provided
Native Anna Maria Capt. Joe Webb
Chartering quality fishing trips for locals
and visitors for more than 14 years.
Office: 745-1700 e Capt: 778-3885
King of kingfish
Bill Schemmoh of Davenport, Iowa, shows off a 16-pound kingfish his first caught while fishing with
Capt. Gtenn Corder aboard Zulu Mama. They caught their limit of kings that day, by the way. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Capt. Glenn Corder
hooked up with a nice catch of reds up to seven pounds
The Cortez Kat is finding snapper and kingfish
action good right now, and other reports are hooking up
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 19, 1997 N PAGE 11-B I
FISHING, FROM PAGE 10-B
Kurt Morrision on the Neva-Miss said Capt. Mark
Chapman caught kingfish up to 47 inches in length on live
bait and trolling spoons last week. Fishing the bottom,
they've been bringing back vermillion and lane snapper.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing an excellent job catching snook near
the mangroves. There are also good reports of trout and
reds. On a slightly sour note, Carl said shrimp are hard
to get due to the tides.
Capt. Glenn' Corder on the Zulu Mama said king-
fish action is hot and heavy from the seven mile reef to
the Egmont Channel. He's been able to limit out on
kings most days. Grouper action is still very good, too.
Capt. Rick Gross has been targeting snook all
week, with some excellent results if the 35-inchers are
On my boat Magic we've been able to get into a few
snook and are finding that reds are either hot or cold. Off-
shore, mackerel and snapper have been the best bets, al-
though we've landed a few legal-sized cobia.
Mark at Captains Marina said he's had reports of
nice trout off the flats and a few nice flounder coming in
as well as grouper and amberjack farther out in the Gulf.
Capt. Tom Chaya said snook, trout and reds were
his catches last week, with some excellent linesiders.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook action
has been excellent, redfishing fair, trout angling getting
better, grouper grabbing is slowing but the key fish of
the week is kingfish.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's been bringing back
snook up to 32 inches, some nice seven-pound reds and
some big trout in northern Sarasota Bay.
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Juli Mijares, left, and Maria Collins, both of Holmes
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Winners in the March 15 horseshoe games were
George McKay of Anna Maria and Gene Snedeker of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Al Rayan of
Bradenton Beach and Walt Swift of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
and Monday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees.
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Chamber sets social at
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
scheduled this month's social for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday,
March 26, at Queen's Gate Motel, 1101 Gulf Drive.
The event is programmed for networking, introducing
new members and socializing, says the chamber. &
The Prudential Florida Realty, Anna Maria Island
office, has announced that Horace Gilley was top lister
and Carol Heinze was top seller for February.
Ed Oliveira was a million dollar producer for
Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island office. This is the
third year in a row Oliveira has achieved this distinc-
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has announced that
Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett were top listing and
sales associates of the Holmes Beach office for Febru-
Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach has announced
that Jean Lee Sears was the top sales agent and Rich-
ard Freeman the top lisitng agent for February.
Coldwell Banker, Anna Maria Island office, has
announced that Rose Schnoerr was its top sales and
listing producer for February.
BUYING OR SELLING
RICHARD A. FREEMAN *
Island & Key Specialist
6101 Marina Drive 4
Holmes Beach Florida 34217( j
After Hours (941) 778-2284
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islanridreal.com
Diana Kading has joined the staff at Wagner
Realty's Longboat Key office in Centre Shops, 5360
Gulf of Mexico Drive. She is a resident of Longboat
Key and has five years experience in real estate.
Wagner Realty's top
David Moynihan was ]W
Wagner's Realty's top pro-
ducing agent in 1996 with a
total sales volume in excess :
of $6 million.
Moynihan works out of %'
the company's Anna Maria
Island office at 2217 Gulf -. .
Drive North. He is an Island
resident and specializes in
residential and investment Mnvnilhann
Van Zandt promotes
Van Zandt Associates, owned by John van Zandt
of Holmes Beach, has been named public relations firm
Condo with Boat Dock
Only minutes to the beach. Live in or invest for the fu-
ture. Bayfrorit condos, boat dock included: 2BR/2BA,
3BR/3BA and 4 or 5BR/3BA with laundry. Ranging
from 1,300 sq. ft. to 2,200. Priced from $114,900 to
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
BEA ZAFFINA eves. 795-2743
MARK LUDEN eves. 739-8336
for Sarasota County by Smith Advertising & Associ-
ates, agency of record for Sarasota County.
The firm's duties will include press relations,
coordinating familiarization trips and generally pro-
moting Sarasota County as a great destination under
the new advertising slogan: Florida's Cultural Coast.
Van Zandt Associates is located at 2816 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
Cortez, Bradenton health
food stores merge
Good Earth Natural Foods Inc., with stores at 5153
14th St. W. and 6717 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, has
merged with Vita Foods health food store.
Vita Foods is located at 725 Cortez Rd. W.
All three locations remain open.
The Cortez Road store has been renamed Good
SuWestbay Poi nday I 4 pm I
Westbay Point & Moorings UNIT # 275 Phase III
Expansive water views e-v-e-r-y room!!
3BR/2BA, living room dining room (15 x 35' 4").
Shows like a MODEL HOME. $195,000.
Call anytime for an appointment 778-4795.
Serene north end of Anna Maria. 4BR/2BAcharming,
lovingly updated, steps to Bean Point beach. Out-
standingly landscapedwith Royal Palms, Poinciana
trees and garden complete with walkways and foun-
tain. New roof, large screened porch, wraparound
deck, outdoor hot/cold shower and no stairs! One of
a kind! Amust see! 779 Jacaranda. $279,000.
LONGBOAT KEYAttractive 3BR/2BA, two story
home near bay end of canal. This home offers ca-
thedral ceilings, fireplace, spacious, kitchen. The
large screened porch overlooking the deep-water
canal makes a wonderful place to relax. Lots of non-
living space on ground level for storage, hobbies,
etc. $310,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
CANAL HOME This 3BR/2BA home is on one of
the most beautiful, natural canals in Anna Maria.
Dockwith water and electric, 118' of seawall, fruit
trees, sprinkler system. Reduced to $198,900.
Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
WESTSIDE VILLA Charming 2BR/2BA villa con-
veniently located near shopping, transportation
and hospital. Tile floors in kitchen and baths, ca-
thedral ceilings, covered parking, pool, pets al-
lowed. Only $57,900. DIAL THE DUNCANS! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS [H Iii
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
FOUR PIECES OF PARADISE
Holmes Beach 4-Plex, a shells throw to the beach and sun-
sets. Quiet area, walking distance to shops, grocery, banks
and burgers. EXCELLENT RENTAL INVESTMENT!
$350,000. Four units at under $90,000 per unit. Call Eliza-
beth Andricks for a "view of Paradise." 778-4800
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING situated in the
center of Holmes Beach. Uniquely designed to be subdi-
vided into as many as 5 independent offices. Five air con-
ditioning units and 5 meters. Shown by appointment.
$310,000. Stan Williams 778-4800
VIEWS OF THE BAY 3BR/2BA home next to Bayside
Park. Great bay views and only steps to the beach. Mod-
em, open-floor plan. Hardwood floors and carpeting. Large
garage and storage. Close to shopping. Must see! $225,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800
LARGE CORNER LOT This 2BR/2BA Island home is a
great beginning, second or retirement home. Quiet residen-
tial area, view of the canal. Short walk to the beach and
fishing. $169,000. Elizabeth Andricks. 776-4800
PRIME GOLF VILLA Class A membership at Tara Golf
& Country Club included with this turnkey-furnished 2BR/
2BA, ground-floor unit. Direct fairway views and private
garage complete this quality package. Just reduced!
$121,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026
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This attractive Island retreat offers 3BR/3BA of ideal
beach living! Spacious master suite comprises second
level & includes wet bar & Jacuzzi bath. Wonderful, el-
evated deck off master suite to enjoy beautiful Island
sunsets. Call Marie Franklin. Now $875,000 and on two
choice Gulf lots.
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550 FEET FROM GULF
Charming 2BR/2BA home is simply a "doll house" and
in mint condition. Perfect retirement or second home
with spacious living area and centered kitchen. Cus-
tom, louvered interior shutters for all windows and a
great "near Gulf" location. Priced to sell at only
$185,000. Call Marie Franklin.
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4BR/3BA CANALFRONT HOME
with pool. Sailboat water and view of
Bimini Bay plus lush, tropical landscaping
and a garden with everything from lychee
to mangoes. $297,500.
Call Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc.
Be a good Islander and
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If you're serious about a unique Island home and want
240 ft. of waterfront, a 55 ft. boat dock with heavy duty
lift and a yard with tropical fruit trees ...
If you want four, five or six bedrooms and a large enter-
tainment area with a heated pool inside your home ...
If ceramic tile floors accented by marble baseboards
and a premier kitchen with custom cabinetry and
polished granite countertop is your style ...
Then you should come to 638 Dundee Lane on Key
Royale this Sunday!
For a private viewing, you may call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones at 778-2261. Toll Free 1-800-422-3625
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND 4-PLEX one block to pristine, white
sandy beach of the glistening Gulf. Wonderful investment
property and could be better. Fully rented four 2BR/1BA
apartments to annual tenants. Positive cash flow. Assumable
first mortgage and possible owner financed second.
$350,000. Call Michael Advocate eves 778-0608. #MA20913
* -- .
ANNA MARIA ISLAND DUPLEX Recently renovated, well land-
scaped, private fenced rear yards. 2BR/1BA each side. Fully
rented, outstanding income, and positive cash flow. Assumable
first mortgage and possible owner financed second. $195,000.
call and ask for Michael Advocate eves 778-0608. #MA20915
FLAMINGO CAY CONDOS!
A great place to live and dock your
boat too! 2BR/2BA, turnkey
furnished unit with water view
!over looking the bird sanctuary.
i$98,900. Tennis, heated pool,
covered parking and close to the
beaches. Call Carol Heinze
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
Fax: 941- 778-3035
OPEN HOUSE 121 HAMMOCK RD
SUNDAY MARCH 23,1 TO4 PM
CITY OF ANNA MARIA 3-story, Key-West style
home, 3BR/2BA. Very secure, quiet neighborhood.
300 steps to Anna Maria's finest snow-white sandy
beaches. Turnkey furnished, excellent rental his-
tory. Price right with $239,500 for fast sale. Call
Karin Stephan eves, 388-1267. #KS19345.
JUST REDUCED new Key-West style home in the
City of Anna Maria. Gulfview from the bedroom.
Steps to the beach. 3BR/2BA with pool. Call for your
private tour today, motivated seller. Call Karin
Stephan eves., 388-1267. #KS20671. $288,900.
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OPEN HOUSE 405 CLARK LANE
SUNDAY MARCH 23,1 TO 4PM
PRICED RIGHT Enjoy this charming Richmond-
built 2BR/2BA home with a swirlway lounge,
motion lights and privacy fence, outside shower
and spa. $154,900. Call Karin Stephan eves
2BR/2BA TURNKEY-FURNISHED, updated.
One of the Island's most popular condomini-
ums. Rarely available. Elevator. $185,000. call
Karin Stephan eves, 388-1267. #KSIB658.
VILLAGE GREEN Tree-shaded lot, solar heated
pool, dining room, den with fireplace. 2BR/2BA
split-bedroom design, 2-car garage. $129,900.
Call Carol Heinze, 778-7246. #17431.
PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS Bayfront home, 3BR/
2BA with Mexican tile, great room concept, exterior
rear and side decks. Historical Pier and pristine na-
ture nearby. Seawall and much morel Seller will
entertain offers between $280,000 $340,000. Call
Michael Advocate eves 778-0608. #13518.
CLOSE TO BAY .& GULF Deeded boat dock;
2BR/2BA with lushly landscaped backyard,
enclosed lanai, garage. Well maintained on
dead-end street. Seller will entertain offers be-
tween $130,000 $160,000. Call Carol Heinze,
Proudcorpoate posor o.Moeaarie a b-or ~ ator. a ll s- ora bro9 hure andiscuntcouon
102 GULL DRIVE ANNA MARIA
Canalfront home located in a secluded, North Anna
Maria tropical setting. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has
been very well maintained and recently renovated.
North Anna Maria beaches are just steps away. This.
property is a must see and priced to sell at $229,000.
SAMUEL S. SMITH 748-6550 OR 748-6110
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521 Ninth Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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HISTORIC CLAY HOUSE ON SPRING AVENUE
The part built before the turn of the century is now a loft
and dressing room and bath. The formal dining room is
an enclosed breezeway from the kitchen to this loft. The
Florida room is wide open to the living room. Beyond are
two more bedrooms and one bath. This and more on 1.5
lots with sidewalk. $219,000. Be still my beating heart.
Doug Dowling Realty
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WESTBAY PLAZA & BANK
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Holmes Beach. Westbay Plaza
offered at $595,000. Bank property
offered at $695,000. Total package
offered at $1,290,000.
CALL MARY ANN SCHMIDT
778-2261 OR 1.800-732-6434
C Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
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(941) 778-2291 P0 Box 2150
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JUST LISTED! 200 FEET TO THE GULF!
This tidy, well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is
located within steps of the sparkling Gulf! Upgrades
include newer central air and heat, new roof, ceramic
tiled kitchen and utility room floors, and automatic
sprinkler system. Other features include a lovely wood
burning fireplace, cozy family room with French doors
and spacious built-in bookcases. Super rental property
or permanent home. Only $269,000.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
Light and spacious 3BR/2BA townhouse just steps to fine
Gulf beaches! Spacious downstairs recreation room with
sink and refrigerator and sun deck. Lovely interlocking
brick driveway, 2-car garage with electric door opener,
ceiling fans, skylightsand spiral staircase leading to third
floor. Heatedcommunity pool. Includes Preferred One
Year Homeowner's Warranty. $150,000.
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This enchanting 3BR/2BA deep canalfront home offers a
preferred split-bedroom design, 21 ft. boat dock, and
breathtaking views of Bimini Bay! There is a pretty court-
yard entry, bay window, eat-in kitchen and lovely seafoam
wall to wall carpeting in the living room. Secluded, quiet
street and bright southerly exposure. Only $230,000.
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with large Florida room. Large lot offers room for pool and
house expansion. Just $174,900 Call Karen Schroder.
ELEVATED HOME with expansive water views. 3BR/2BA
plus 2-car garage Gourmet kitchen. Don't miss this onLe!
$235,000. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
TOTALLY RENOVATED 3-4BR/2BA home on' the
Intracoastal. Second level master suite and rooftop deck.
$349,900. Contact Barb Turner/Sandy Greiner.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING Low interest rates and reason-
able prices on these duplexes make this the time to buy!
203 83rd Street, 213 65th Street and 204 55th Street.
Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
gHOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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SAILBOAT WATER, near open end of Anna Maria
Island's widest deepwater canal. New seawall and dock
in 1992. 3BR/4B, updated, open plan, spacious master
suite with fireplace. Caged pool, Jacuzzi and unique wa-
terfall. $385.000. Hal Gillihan 778-2194. R19637
BIMINI BAY POOL HOME. Sailboat water, dock, great
views. Fireplace, 3BR/3-1/2B, den, great room, beau-
tiful kitchen. Oversized garage. $650,000, Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929 or Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R20386
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULF FRONT DUPLEX, 2BR/
2B each Side. Turnkey furnished. $590,000. Bob
Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
MULTI-USE DUPLEX. Zoned C2 Commercial.
Westside of Gulf Drive. 2BR/2 and 2BR/1 B. Perfect for
owner occupancy, 2 families, seasonal rentals or in-
vestment. Only a few steps to a fabulous beach, shop-
ping, restaurants and entertainment. Don't miss out on
this opportunity. Anne Miller, 792-6475; D15843
BOATING WATER. Wonderful water view. Large private
screened pool and lanai. Low maintenance yard, fruit
trees and outdoor wood deck. Quiet cul-de-sac neighbor-
hood. $215,000. Hal Gillihan, 776-2194. R20195
STEPS TO THE BEACH. Spacious 3BR/2B, open and
bright, turnkey furnished unit, washer/dryer. Covered
parking, 2 pools, Excellent rental history. $124,900.
Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273 or Sandy
Marchinetti, 758-7438. C19243
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a private and se-
cluded street. Cleared and ready to build on. $235,000.
Elena Granger, 792-0021. L17589
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month from Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and resort specialists.
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POWER WASHER for sale. 6.5 hp, 2,200 PSI, 3
GPM, Craftsman B&S engine. Used approximately 2
hours. Cost $750 plus accessories $500 for all.
APPLE STYLEWRITER II inkjet printer. Black and
white, 360 DPI. $100. 779-1344.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Always has special sales.
Mon., Wed., Sat., 9:30 3:30, 6140 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., LBK. 383-4738.
DISPLAYED BUT never used. Model home furniture.
4 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 mat $199; daybed
(white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses and
pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 746-4355.
DRESSER BLACK/WHITE laminate, 3 drawers on
each side, OK condition. $40 firm. 778-2684.
ANTIQUE VANITY no chair. Twvo deep drawers on
each side, oval-framed mirror. Base needs refinish-
ing. $60 firm. 778-2684.
SOFA BED full Gimson Slater. $250. Call 792-6963.
OFFICE FURNITURE: Oak desk with file drawers; oak
file cabinet; adjustable desk chair; Macintosh Computer
Performa 450; Life Gear treadmill. 778-6316.
WATER TANK 65 gallon poly tank with hose hookup.
Excellent for portable use. $200 OBO. Call 779-2074.
FISHER STEREO SPEAKERS heavy, real wood fin-
ish, high quality. $100 both includes large woofer.
Bench telephone desk, antique. $120. 779-2001.
COMPLETE SET GOLF clubs plus irons, chipper,
bag, cart. $175 firm. 10 gallons wood preservative.
$25. Assorted tools. 778-5825.
WANTED POUND PUPPIE. Call 792-5721.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Same goes for washer
''dryer, $125. Call 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get,
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
HUGE YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., Mar. 21 & 22, 8 3.
TV's, toys, trucks and more! 303A 62nd Street,
BOOK SALE Semi-annual at Tingley Library. Fri. &
Sat., Mar. 21 & 22, 10 3. Hardback 500 paper-
backs 250. Romance 100 (12 for $1), magazines 50
(12 for 500). Y'all come! 111 2nd Street, Bradenton
Beach. Behind City Hall.
GARAGE SALE & CAR WASH by Anna Maria Elemen-
tary 5th grade. Sat., Mar. 22, 8 2.4700 Gulf Drive.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Mar. 21 & 22, 9 1. Like
new bed, table, tools, clothes, etc. 501 74th Street,
MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun., Mar. 22 & 23, 9 3. Fur-
niture, odds and ends. 525 Loquat Dr., Anna Maria.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST KEY RING turquoise plastic. $10 reward. Bring
keys to the Islander Bystander office.
LOST CAT orange striped male with amber eyes.
Has saggy tummy. Answers to Harley. He lives at
241 Willow. Call Christy at 778-1426.
THANK YOU TO all our good friends and neighbors
who planned and worked the wonderful fish fry. The
cooks, music, servers, donations and all the kids who
helped. Thanks for all the overwhelming support.
God Bless. Alan and Linda Anderson.
HELP LINE Anna Maria Community Center, 778-
1586. Trained volunteers will provide information and
referrals, help identify resources and explore options.
Hours are Mon. Fri., 9-5.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
I-Impao paRqh 778-7Q78"
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls)-We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
WANTED: GARAGE TO park our car in Apr.
through Sept. To discuss, call 778-1418.
1989 WHITE LINCOLN Town Car. Signature series.
1974 CHEVY NOVA 2-door coupe. Good condition,
70,000 original miles. $750 OBO. Call 778-5777.
1992 CHEVY CAVALIER, A/C, low mileage, like
new. $6,500. Call 778-3556.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
ISLAND TIME CHARTERS full or half day cruises.
Sunbathe, fish, see dolphins or learn to sail. Located
at Seafood Shack. (941) 741-0263.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.
ALUMA-VATOR 12,000 LB. capacity boat lift. Profes-
sionally installed on 10' piling. Includes remote con-
trol with auto-stop, 16' catwalk and 6' stern platform
$7,500. Also complete barge service available for
piling work and seawall repairs. Call Doug at 792-
5685. MCOO105. Fully insured.
16' SAILBOAT with sails $1,800. Call 778-4313 af-
ter 6pm. Needs a good home.
PRIVATE DEEDED boat slip for rent. Secluded ma-
rina in Holmes Beach with 12,000 lb. lift. Electric and
water included. 778-2003.
BOAT SLIP and dock. Electric, water and lights. $75
-$100 mo. Longboat Key, secure. 383-2819.
1985,SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.
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SUN CAY ... fabulous six-plex with pool across
the street from prime beach. Plenty of parking,
each unit turnkey furnished. $539,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB .... we have several prime JUST LISTED! Only ,$15,000 gets you into this
condos and villas available in this prestigious corn- fabulous Bradenton Beach triplex with Gulf views.
munity with amenities galore and ideally located 2BR/1B each side. $189,000.
between town and the islands! From $95,000 to
FOUR UNDEVELOPED LOTS perfect for
duplex, 200 x 200 total. Comer lots, excellent
opportunity in great central Holmes Beach loca-
BAYFRONT BEACH HOUSE with endless ELEVATED KEY-WEST STYLE newly built JUST LISTED! Canalfront pool home just steps NEW LISTING! Third property from the beach,
open-water views from the wrap-around deck and home with large open decking, garage and to the beach with 3BR/2BA, hardwood floors, fantastic location, 2BR Old Florida beach cottage.
large windows across the great room. Custom covered parking. Split level 3BR/2.5BA home just new appliances, new roof and solar water heater. $179,000.
kitchen, lush landscaping. Lowest price on the down the street from the beach and fishing pier in Perfect family home! $299,900.
bay! $299,000. a quiet area of Anna Maria. $229,500.
DIRECT GULF VIEWS from this elevate
home, one property from the beach. Elevator
tons of storage, recently remodeled and great
rental potential! $240,000.
d JUST LISTED! Ultimate hluxuy with casual comforts KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT home with new FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY to own a piece of
r, ... bayfront home with open water views from every carpet, 3BR/2BA, central vacuum system, tile historic old Bradenton Beach property! Endless
it level. 4BR/3.5BA, 6-car garage and sweeping bayside roof and lush landscaping. Garage, newer seawall possibilities and perfect for remodeling! Close to
verandah. By appointment only. $1,125,000. and dock with davits and more! $244,900. everything, 2BR/2BA. $138,900.
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BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
HOUSEKEEPERS FULL AND PART time. Benefits,
pleasant working conditions, year round work. Via
Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton
MOTHERS AND OTHERS Work from home. Up to
$2,000 per month part time. Call Victor at 778-0354.
CARETAKER FOR 37-UNIT condominium building
on the Island. 20 hours week. Interested persons
' must be reliable, have "handyman" skills and enjoy
interacting with owners and renters. Lawn and pool
maintenance by others. Position becomes available
in May. Interested parties are to send a letter of in-
terest to Mr. Gary Grossweiler, 6005 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach FL 34217, to arrive by Mar. 31, 1997.
SECRETARY FOR BUSY Island contractor. Must
have computer experience. Please fax resume to
PERMANENT PART TIME clerical position, 9 1,
Mon. through Fri. Busy office and varied job duties.
Excellent telephone and people skills necessary.
Drug-free workplace. Air & Energy, 778-0773.
WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER sought for Island news-
paper The Islander Bystander. Assignment vari-
ety to include people features, arts, theater and com-
munity events. Also looking for city beat/news re-
porter. Newspaper experience and/or journalism
major a necessity. Please submit resume by fax, mail
or email. FAX: (941) 778-9392. Mail: 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Email: islander@
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 Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
-^B^ffrTHBUSN SS OPPORTUNITIES
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY Start your own busi-
ness. Distribute Big Game Jerky/snacks. Immediate
cash flow. 100% protected, Manatee County. This is
a serious opportunity for the right person. Call DSE
Specialty Foods at 778-7456.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
LIVE HERE AND WALK
TO THE BEACH
Imperial House $79,900
2BR/2BA top floor .S "
Bayfront Condo $142,500 .,. A.
Beachfront Condo $229,900 I .
Gulffront Cottage $519,750 -"
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo
3BR/2BA, condo $800 mo
1 BR/1 BA Runaway Bay $650 mo
2/2 Wildwood Springs $750 mo
uleis. 2BR/2BA Duplex, AMI $770 mo
Property Manager "Personalized, Not Franchised"
matching pUrifl lBerties since 194S
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
.Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app.,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
'THE PERFECTIONIST' cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
YOUR ULTIMATE CLEANING SOLUTION. Ultimate
service at reasonable prices. Residential, commercial.
Excellent references. Call for free estimate. 792-0862.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for kin-
dergarten. Available places for ages 18 months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
INCOME TAX SERVICE 30 years experience. Ohio
and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney Tax
HERBALIFE INDEPENDENT distributor. Call me for
products. Olivia, 778-0354.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662. -
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder. Call Island Check-A-
Home at 778-3089.
HANDYMAN FOR THOSE annoying little jobs.
Don't have the tools or time? No job too small. 778-
8295, leave message.
I WILL CLEAN homes, offices, condos and commer-
cial property. Call Carla at 779-2080.
NURTURING MOM WITH lonesome 2 year old will
baby-sit in my Island home part time, 5 days a week.
Call Cindy at 778-7105.
TREE SERVICE hazardous overhang removals,
topping, trimming, shaping, palm trimming. Insured,
free estimates. Call Phil at Brewer Tree Service, 778-
7790 or 745-2585.
TYPING/WORD PROCESSING service. Letters,
resumes, flyers, banners, etc. Quick, quality service.
Free Island pickup/delivery. 794-5376.
STUDENT HELPERS Kim and Jessie's Services.
Babysitting, pet care, cleaning, wash cars, mow
lawns, tutor to 5th grade. Call 778-8287 or 778-6447.
Hours 10-7, leave message.
UNEASY ABOUT CALLING a cleaning service? Our
satisfied customers are our best advertisement.
Homes, offices, condos, seasonals, move in/out or
post construction. We have references and are
bonded and insured. Call Rick at Dolphin Cleaning
for free estimate at 778-2864/page 331-8114. "Our
business is always picking up!"
CLEAN YOUR WAY Mornings, afternoons, eve-
nings. Weekdays or weekends. Experienced sitter for
elderly including overnight. $9 hr. 778-7368.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and
painting. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and. service
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32-years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. Next to Island
Foods. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references.'Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist.. 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.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, i install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE Service. Local Island
references, local resident. Flooring specialist. Call
Jim at 778-1319.
Let 24 Years of Experience and
Full Real Estate Service Help You!
Watch For New Large Offices In Fall 1997.
& c/f 41oaiaL&1.
HALF BLOCK TO PALMA SOLA BAY. Area of presti-
gious homes. 3BR/2BA, family room (Florida plan easily
convertible to great room). Caged pool. Custom built.
Original owner. $139,000.00
RARELY AVAILABLE AT GULFFRONT SUN PLAZA
WEST 2BR/2BA, heated pool, elevator, secured lobby,
tennis, covered parking. Priced for sale this season.
Furniture negotiable, Owner financing, $162,000.
EXCEPTIONAL PANORAMIC VIEW from this 2BR/2BA
direct bayfront condo. Pool, 2-car carport and many ex-
tras. 3601 East Bay Drive, #101. $125,000.
DESIRABLE BRADENTON LOCATION 3BR/2BA,;
comer lot, custom kitchen renovation, other updates. Walk
to Jessie P. Miller or St. Stephen's and shopping, but
enjoy "quiet, established neighborhood." $89,900. Call
Madelynne Fried after hours at 778-2940.
GULF FRONT 22 UNIT APT. MOTEL- 110' white sandy
beachfront plus private beach. Heated pool, newly painted
inside and out. Excellent income. $1,895,000.
Ask about other Bayfront and Gulffront homes and condos..
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 or Eves. 778-54271
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SR.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191.
747-1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION all types of renovations/
new construction services. Now offering installation
and servicing of rolling hurricane security shutters.
License # CGC 058-092. Insured. 778-5354.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery.
121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/I BA, pri-
vatelot and parking. Available Apr. 23 to May 15 at
$350 wk. 778-2832.
ADORABLE 1BR/1BA located between beach and
bay. Newly renovated. Two available, one with wood
floors, starting at $450 mo. with $200 deposit. Drive
by 203 2nd Street N., #2 and #4, Bradenton Beach.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished. 1,600 + sq. ft.,
garage. Central location near Gulf, library, downtown
Holmes Beach. Ideal home for retired couple. $750
$800 mo. plus utilities. Available Apr. 1997. (309)
ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal or monthly rental.
Gorgeous, totally remodeled canalfront with dock. Short
1 + block walk to beach. 3BR/2BA with large, sunny
Florida room for entertaining. Five different fruit trees in
yard. Call (941) 688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.
LOVELY 2BR/1 BA in Anna Maria. Gulffront apart-
ment fully fwmished, sundeck, porch, washer/dryer,
mjirowave, convenient location. Weekly or monthly,
..BEACJ-I.HOUSE 1 BR newly decorated, large fenced
yard, 1/2 block to fishing pier and beach, 114 3rd
'"",_Street So., Bradenton Beach. 795-2896.
GULFFRONT RESIDENCE 2BR/2BA North
Holmes BeaeI .Atailable Apr.1 May. 1. Call Dave
at Wagner Realty, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
SUMMER RENTAL 1BR/1 BAduplex available Apr.1.
Walk to beach, grocery, pharmacy and shopping.
$350 wk. Call 778-2832.
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME 2BR/1BA, fully
furnished, fenced yard, 8 mo.. lease Apr. Dec. $850
CANCELLATION APR. 1, 1997.2BR/2BA, elevated.
Enjoy my home. Think ahead 4 mo. next season.
Carports, lakefront, fishing. $1,700 mo. 362-0737.
ROOMMATE WANTED For waterfront house with
pool, boat docks, private. Furnished or unfurnished,
$145 week plus deposit includes utilities. 778-5736.
AVAILABLE APRIL by week $500 or month -
$1,600. Sleeps 6.2BR/2BA Bayou condo. Pool. Walk
to beach, shopping. $250 deposit. 723-6802.
ROOM/PRIVATE BATH Available Apr. 1. Pool,
kitchen, laundry privileges. Walk to beach. 778-5963.
WANTED: JAN., FEB., MAR., 1998 rental. Senior
couple, non-smokers, no pets. Clean. Price range
$1,000 to $1,200 mo. (813) 733-8869.
STAY ANOTHER MONTH right on the beach! 2BR/
2BA, ground level, renovated, turnkey. You'll love it!
Available Apr. 1. $2,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
SEASON & VACATION beach cottage. 2BR/2BA
remodeled. $2,000 to $2,500 mo. $700 to $900 wk.
778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly.
Fully furnished. Steps to beach, restaurants, shops
and village. Some available now or reserve for 1998.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA duplex apartments
available. Ground floor units, both Holmes Beach location.
Prices range $450 $500 mo. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate (941) 778-1450 for information.
ANNUAL 1 BR FURNISHED duplex at 5625 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. $600 mo. plus $200 security includes
water and garbage fees. 778-5114.
AVAILABLE APR. 1 weekly or monthly. 1 & 2BR
furnished apartments. Stone's throw to beach.
Reasonable rates. 778-4368.
ANNUAL RENTAL in Gulffront complex. 1BR/1BA
partially furnished unit. Walking distance to shopping.
$650 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL canalfront home in Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2BA, family room, laundry hookups.
$800 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA in quiet neighborhood.
Fenced yard, close to beach, washer/dryer hookups.
$700 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL canalfront 2BR/2BA, enclosed
porch, family room, laundry room with hookups.
$1,200 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
HOLMES BEACH newer Key-West style home. 3BR/
2BA, family room, 2-car garage, 2 decks, very close
to Gulf beach. $1,200 mo. Beautiful! No pets, no
smokers. (708) 361-6344.
LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION Gulffront, private
beach, 1BR/1BA bungalow available Mar. 22. $475
wk./$1,100 mo. 778-1086.
BAYFRONT LARGE 1 OR 2BR with pool, spa and
view. Available Apr. through Dec. 1997. $550 -$750
1998 SEASONAL RENTAL Lovely 2BR/3BA,
canalfront home in Bay Palms area. Large, heated
pool, hot tub, shuffleboard and 35' dock. Call
779-2151 for showing.
1BR APARTMENT PLUS carport in Holmes Beach.
Sunny and immaculate, one block from beautiful Gulf
beach. Winter season '97 '98, 3 months for $2,700
or 4 months for $3,400 plus taxes and utilities. Call
(423) 436-6531 collect.
1 BR/1 BA BAYFRONT with boat dock. One block to
Gulf. Furnished poolside efficiency in town. Quiet,
clean, wonderful rentals. 749-0216 or 349-0459
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE in Holmes
Beach. Steps to beach. Just remodeled. No pets.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA 1201 Gulf Dr. across from beach.
$675 mo. plus deposit includes water, garbage. Call
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, steps to beach, unfurnished.
Includes all utilities except telephone. $135 wk. Call
AVAILABLE NEXT SEASON 1 BR turnkey-furnished
apartment, 100 yards from Gulf. $1,320 mo. includes
tax. 3 month minimum. 778-5617.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND furnished 3BR/3BA beach
house with sunroom on Gulf. 1 year lease., $1,500
mo. plus deposit. Available Apr. 19. 778-9470.
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ISLAND VILLAGE IMPERIAL HOUSE
Excellent Island complex with two pools, ten- 2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New car-
nis, and short walk to beach. Unit has open, pet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower, low.
spacious floor plan with 1,478 sq. ft. of living maintenance fees. Across the street from
area. Offered at $115,000. Call David beautiful beach! Priced at $89,900. Call Ed
Moynihan at 776-2246 or eves. 778-7976. Oliveira 778-2246 or 778-1751 eves.
Rare 2BR/2BA with view of the lagoon.
Turnkey furnished, bright and sunny unit.
Excellent vacation home or rental com-
plex with on-site management. $119,900.
Call Ed Oliveira at 778-2246 or eves. at
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
The Island's finest Gulffront complex with
spectacular views of Gulf over pool. This
2BR/2BA has secured lobby, elevator,
and under-unit parking, Offered at
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clean. (941) 794-5980.
NICE APARTMENT in Anna Maria on canal. Dock
available. 2BR/1BA. $650 yearly. 778-6350.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex, 1 block to
beach. Furnished 1BR/1BA. $550 mo. includes wa-
ter and garbage fees, 778-7765.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA apartments in
Anna Maria City. Units have new furnishings, dish-
washer, microwave, open courtyard. Great location,
close to shopping and beaches. $650 mo. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate.(941) 778-1450 for information.
ANNUAL ROR Residential or professional. 2BR/1 BA
or 1,000 sq. ft. completely refurbished. Old Island
charmer on large lot prime Anna Maria location.
$850 mo. Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA apartment. Cute, very near
beach. $575 mo. 103 7th St. S. Call Gulf-Bay Realty
MONTHLY FULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA duplex avail-
able in May with shared, large deck, washer and dryer.
Steps to beach, restaurants, .library. Dog run, small
pets OK. Holmes Beach. $750 plus utilities. 779-2120.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE in Holmes
Beach. Steps to beach. Just remodeled. No pets.
1 BR AND 2BR APARTMENTS turnkey, across from
beach. $330/$390 wk. Vacancies in Mar. and Apr.
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OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront show-
place, 1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under
roof, 4BR/4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa,
boat dock. Will consider offers below appraisal.
Appraised at $485,000.130 Hammock Road, Anna
Maria. Broker/owner 778-6155.
PRICE REDUCED BAYVIEW home with attached
apartment. Zoned duplex. Beautiful extra lot. Quiet
upscale area. Space and lawn or rental lot sale
income. Walk to beach. Open house Sundays. 2210
Avenue A, Anna Maria Island. $179,500. Serious
offers considered. (941) 778-1442.
WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY Deep water
canal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, liv-
ing room, fireplace, satellite'dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.
GULFFRONT CONDO Anna Maria Island Club.
2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, tile, Berber carpet. Non-
smoking unit, pool, spa, sauna. (813) 949-3713.
GREAT FAMILY HOME on large lot. 3BR/2BA with
ceramic tile, French doors. 507 71st Street,
Holmes Beach. $162,000. Shown by appointment
CONDO FABULOUS SUNSET VIEWS from this
beachfront penthouse on Longboat Key. Call Jim
LaRose, Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 383-5543.
4 ADJACENT 1/2 ACRE building lots, two acres
total. $20,000 OBO. Lake Ave, Lehigh Acres.
ANNA MARIA HOME for sale. 2BR/1.5BA, separate
garage, well maintained, central heat/air. Very close
to Gulf. Priced $199,000. Super investment for fun or
rental. New Maytag washer/dryer. Many other new
features. Call 746-8161 or 778-1856.
ANNA MARIA beautiful Gulf to bay views. Custom 3
year old 3BR/3BA. 207 South Bay Blvd. Asking
$399,000. Call 778-5948.
LAKES REGION, N.H. Silver Lake, Tilton. Charming
3BR/1BA seasonal cottage on 92' x 150' lot. 300'
from lake, fully furnished including linens. Quiet area
but close to shopping and points of interest. Not a
camping area. Cottage set between year round
homes. $49,500. Located exit 20 off 193. Betty,
MARTINIQUE NORTH by owner. 2BR/2BA direct
Gulffront condo with new AC/heat, carpet, windows,
dishwasher, refrigerator. Turnkey furnished. Includes
1-car garage and storage room. $160,000. Call
(908) 615-2828 days, (908) 615-0860 eves.
WANTED DUPLEX, HOUSE, OR condo. Serious buyer
seeking on Anna Maria Island. Call 516-589-3943 or
e-mail Tweetjude at Earthlink-net. Principals only.
CUTE HOUSE FOR SALE 2BR/1'BA, Mexican tile, car-
port, porch, fenced yard. Two blocks to beach, 1/2 block
to bay. 2317 Avenue B. $104,000. 778-8221.
LOTS OCEANVIEW 150' to high tide. Deeded beach.
$155,000. Bayfront view duplex. 50' x 100'. 2503
Avenue B. $79,500.778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX furnished, 1 block to
beach. Each unit 1BR/1BA with Florida room, 1 with
screened porch. $135,000. 778-7765.
LONGBOAT KEY Gulfview, beautiful sugar sand
beach, newly decorated. 2BR/2BA, den, heated pool,
tennis court. Glassed and screened lanai. 383-1826.
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FOR SALE BY OWNER 2BR/2BA bayfront, down-
stairs condo in Runaway Bay. Asking $129,900. Call
CANALFRONT ANNA MARIA 3BR/3BA, garage,
seawall, dock, many upgrades. $265,000.778-6413.
WILDEWOOD I Large, beautiful, 1,700', 2BR/2BA,
ground floor unit. Completely renovated, carport.
NICE DUPLEX BY OWNER 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA,
elevated, enclosed garage. 206 Peacock Lane,
Holmes Beach. $85,000. 778-2681.
PERICO BAY CLUB 3BR/2BA 1st floor end condo.
Immaculate. Newly designer decorated. Lakeside.
Mile to beach. $122,900. Call 792-7828.
SANDY POINTE I by owner. Bayview, 2BR/2BA condo
in small, quiet complex. Pool, walk to beach, shopping.
$180 maintenance fee. $103,900. 723-6802.
OPEN SUNDAY Mar. 23, 1 4.1107 Bay Drive N.
Refurbished Circa 1949 home. Second level master
suite with roof-top deck provides breathtaking views
of Intracoastal. 2+ BR on main level, formal living,
dining and sunroom. Carefully modernized home
with the romance of Victorian times gone by. A rare
opportunity to live directly on the water for less than
$350,000. For a private showing, contact Sandy
Greiner/Barb Turner, ReMax Gulfstream, 778-7777,
BARELY LIVED IN elevated, custom home. 400' to
Gulf and 300' to bay. Spacious garage offers 8'
doors and massive work area. Main house has
every imaginable upgrade including central vac,
security, intercom, quality appliances,, recessed
lighting and more. Located just south of. the
Island's refurbished Historical District. Designed by
the owner for retirement home, but plans do
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ReMax Gulfstream, 778-7777.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! 150 seat Island wa-
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lished and excellent documented sales history.
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Package priced with a 4BR/2.5BA luxury home on
canal. Let's talk! Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner,
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BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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19 1979 Vanessa
27 Landon from
30 Play to-
32 A pop
35 Lively ones
36 Storm type
38 -- Friday
39 Reddish brown
40 Curator's deg.
42 Really enjoys
45 Female friend of
46 Feel-good times
50 Injured, in a
51 Eye problem
52 Spice used in
57 Valueless item
58 Neighbor of
61 Slave of
63 St. Louis pro
65 Old English
70 Quite some
72 Royal Ascot
73 House vote
75 Economic stat.
76 Org. involved in
78 Small endocrine
82 Early German
84 Some schools,
87 Baby oil brand
90 Kind of error
92 Crisis points?:
93 Actress North
95 Lime and
99 Short dog, for
102 Force: Lat.
106 Old Norse
110 -- Piedras,
115 Bird with a
116 Expos V.I.P.
117 Copier, for short
119 37-Down, in
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7 Take home
9 1969 Paul
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11 Rip, but not Van
12 Harbor sight
13 Certain hose
14 Bavarian river
16 FISHING BOAT
17 1493 Columbus
18 Most abject
26 More primitive
29 Kind of
36 With 96-Down,
40 City near
46 Judy Blume best
48 Words with
were or know
53 Amazon, e.g.
54 It fits in a lock
56 Florida game
59 Stepping places
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68 King, Pope or
69 Fleischer's Olive
77 March ender,
83 Brings into play
85 Part of a bray
88 "Twelfth Night"
93 Family room
96 See 36-Down
99 Word of mouth
100 -- nerve
103 1993 Aerosmith
104 Seating request
105 Wrote down
107 Slipper without
108 West Point inits.
109 Ring results
112 Right to
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NEWER ELEVATED HOME Finished
downstairs. Screened porch outside of master
bedroom. Fenced yard is nicely landscaped.
Vaulted ceilings in living area. $233,900. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt or Helen White.
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT 100
feet on the Manatee River. Set back from
the road for privacy. 3BR/2BA, convenient
to school and shops. $180,000. Call Bob
or Lu Rhoden.
PALMA SOLA PARK home has been
completely redone. New kitchen, new roof,
new heat pump, new tile and carpet. New
deck and above-ground pool. New paint
inside and out. $165,000 Call Harold Small.
DESIGNER TURNKEY FURNISHED
condo on Longboat Key. 2BR/2.5BA. Extra
Storage in immaculate garage. Lots of extra
touches. 10 Har-tru courts, heated Olympic
pool. $215,000. Call Rose Schnoerr.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
*Unit 154- 2BR/2BA
Enclosed lanai with fan.
Call Bobye Chasey $130,000
Unit 22 2BR/2BA
Call Mary Ann Schmidt $139,900
Unit 252 3BR/3BA
located on the bayou.
Call Bobye Chasey $215,000
GIGANTIC CAGED LAP POOL with
shower area, exercise area. 3BR/2BA.
Large fenced lot on quiet street. This home
has lots of room. One-car garage and one-
car carport. $110,900. Call Tony Tiberini.
RARE WATERFRONT secured living on
a private island. 3BR/2.5BA, 2,400 sq. ft.
Stunning views of Sarasota Bay. Community
pool and tennis. Exceptional value at
$294,500; Call Bob or Penny Hall.
GREAT FAMILY HOME on large treed
lot in Palma Sola Park. 3BR/3BA. Conve-
nient to beach. Each bedroom has a bath
next to it. $180,000. Call Bobye Chasey.
VILLAGE GREEN 4BR/2BA home with a
great floor plan. Screened room, circular
driveway. Freshly painted inside and out.
A pleasure to show. $109,900 Call Janis
PERICO BAY CLUB
Security, landscape, pools, social
activities, privacy, openness, marina,
tennis, excellent price range of homes,
clubhouse and library, walking, biking,
sidewalks, areas of interior lakes.
* 831 Audubon $109,500 Ex-model with wa-
ter view from all rooms. Call Harold Small.
* 870 Audubon $99,900 Second floor view
of lake and nicely furnished. Call Harold
* 1105 Edgewater $124,500 View of Palma
Sola Bay. Small boat. Call Rose Schnoerr.
* 1304 Perico Pointe Circle $135,000
Villa with garage, glassed lanai. Call
* 921 Sandpiper Circle $89,900 Downstairs
view over lake. 2 Bedrooms, lowest priced.
Call Rose Schnoerr.
* 934 Sandpiper Circle $ 93,900 Great
upstairs view of bay. 2 Bedrooms. Call
* 1260 Spoonbill Landings Circle
$149,900 Largest villa. Water view, den.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
* 1288 Spoonbill Landings Circle $129,900
St. Barts model. Call Janis Van Steenburgh.
* 508 Woodstork Circle $144,500 St. Bart's
model with water view. Call Bobye Chasey.
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