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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 7, 1996
Snook spawning could replenish stocks
By David Futch
Ken Leber calls it a bright light.
Steve Serfling says Mote Marine Laboratory's suc-
cess spawning snook and raising them to fingerlings is
Either way it's a victory that both scientists believe
will go a long way toward regenerating Florida's snook
population through stocking of estuaries.
And if Serfling's project at Mote continues with
the quantum leaps it has produced in the first year of
operation, snook could replace grouper at the top of the
menu at your favorite restaurant.
Within two years, Serfling said, a snook farm at
Mote could produce up to 1 million pounds for sale to
restaurants and seafood markets.
By Paul Roat
Another phase of fishing pier restoration work has
begun in Bradenton Beach.
The Citizens Advisory Task Force has unani-
mously approved renovation plans for the popular fish-
ing pier at the foot of Bridge Street as outlined by
Emily Anne Smith, with the architectural firm of
Eatman & Smith.
The work is part of a $100,000 state grant for pier
restoration under the Florida Recreational Develop-
ment Assistance Program. The city will contribute
$33,000 in matching funds for the project.
Probably the most visual highlight of the plans is
a 34-foot-high four-sided clock tower at Bridge Street
and Bay Drive. The tower would have a gazebo at its
base to provide a gathering spot for residents and visi-
tors alike, Smith explained. The faces of the four clocks
would be illuminated.
Extensive landscaping would guide pier patrons along
the parking area to the entrance of the pier, which would
Money from the sale of fish would be used to pay
for research at Mote Marine Lab and Mote Aquacul-
ture. Mote has committed $1.5 million for aquaculture
research during the next three years.
And Mote has made proposals to build a $5 million
snook farm in 1998.
Serfling, Aquaculture Project director, and his
team have raised 12,000 snook fingerlings that have
lived more than 100 days.
Besides snook, Serfling and Mote also have had
success raising pompano, permit and sturgeon.
"Steve has taken existing knowledge and moved it
in a new direction," said Leber, Mote director of fish-
eries and aquaculture research. "This new venture is off
to a great start. It's a bright light."
Serfling, who created the world's largest tilapia
fish farm in San Diego, credits the snook breakthrough
to Mote's decision to use snook caught in the wild for
its breeding stock.
In addition, Serfling avoided another bottleneck
when he decided to raise snook in a closed-system,
Port Manatee scientists have had great success rais-
ing redfish with approximately 100,000 fingerlings
from one to six inches in their tanks, said Bill Halstead,
research administrator with the Department of Environ-
But Port Manatee researchers have little to show
for their efforts with snook. Since 1988, scientists at
Port Manatee have attempted to raise snook, admitting
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Eastman Kodak Company announced winners this
week in the 1996 Kodak International Newspaper
Snapshot Awards. The Islander Bystander first-week
entry, Ines Norman's photo of her yawning cat was a
top winner. A total of 1,243 photos were submitted
with 14 Florida photos earning awards. Norman's is
of one of only 50 Honors awards and a top winner
from Florida. She will be presented with her $250
award at the opening of the 61st Annual KINSA
exhibit at the Journey Into Imagination Pavilion,
"Image Works, and luncheon on Dec. 4 at Epcot.
have wide verandahs and porch swings for seating.
Moving further along the 660-foot-long pier, fish-
ers and walkers will have three covered cabanas under
which to pause as they look at the vistas of Sarasota
Bay and Cortez.
At the far end of the pier, a huge covered pavilion
will provide a bit of relief from the sun. Smith said she
anticipated the pavilion, with its picnic tables and
benches, would become a popular spot for gatherings,
card playing and even weddings.
To focus attention of passing motorists to the pier,
a 34-foot-high sign tower is proposed at the east end of
the pier, proclaiming, "Welcome Bradenton Beach
"It will be an enormously visual structure when
you come across the Cortez Bridge," Smith said of the
City council members will hear Smith presentation
and provide comments during Thursday's meeting,
beginning at 7 p.m. in city hall.
And the Citizen Advisory Task Force will be busy
again with other design plans for the city Monday,
Nov. 11, when they hear proposals by Rick Fawley and
John Moody on the architectural and engineering ser-
vices that will be conducted under the $500,000 the city
has received from the state of Florida under another
grant, this one the Community Development Block
Grant. That meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in city hall.
Much of the funds from the CDBG grant are ex-
pected to be used for expanding sidewalks, adding
lights and building benches near Bridge Street.
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Islander Bystander press deadline. The Islander By-
standerwill publish election results in the November 14
edition. We apologize for the delay to out-of-town sub-
scribers but holding the paper for election results would
delay delivery of 15,000 copies of the paper to news-
hungry residents and visitors.
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
B33 PAGE 2 0 NOVEMBER, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria targets lawn services
By David Futch
Charles Terrell and Jeb Stuart have been cutting lawns
and trimming hedges in Anna Maria City for years.
But a recent push by city officials and Manatee
County sheriff's deputies to ticket them for illegal
parking may force them to give up some of their
Terrell, who owns Terrell Lawn and Home Main-
tenance Service with his two sons, said he was issued
a parking ticket last week for leaving his truck and
equipment trailer on a city street in the public right of
In the four years he has been providing lawn ser-
vice to 25 homes in Anna Maria, Terrell said this is the
first time he has received a parking ticket.
Terrell said he's been told by sheriff's deputies that
he will continue receiving the tickets unless he parks
in people's driveways and stays off rights of way and
out of city streets.
"I told (Anna Maria commissioner) Doug Wolfe
that this is not practical and we can't live with this.
There are some homes that have no driveways and
some people's yards are the right of way," Terrell
said. "Wolfe said if we can't live with (staying off
rights of way) and don't have a place to park, then
we should drop these people as customers. A lot of
the people I work for don't choose lawn service but
they are elderly and physically can't do the work."
But Wolfe countered that if lawn services are
breaking the law, they are going to be ticketed.
"Citizens have been complaining to me for months
that these lawn service businesses are blocking traffic,"
Wolfe said. "These people chose to be in the lawn ser-
vice business so if they want to continue, they're go-
ing to have to do it legally."
Terrell agreed that people need to follow the law
but feels like lawn service people are being singled out.
Terrell said he tried to point out to sheriffs depu-
ties that UPS trucks and beer delivery trucks pose the
same problem of blocking traffic but are not ticketed.
"Deputies told me they didn't ticket these busi-
nesses because they are making deliveries," Terrell
said. "What's the difference in the Bud man delivering
beer and me delivering lawn service? Lawn service
people think this is selective enforcement."
Jeb Stuart has been issued four parking tickets and
his answer was to tear them up and ignore them, ac-
cording to Terrell.
Tim Bugna said he only has three lawns in Anna
Maria, but may drop them if the city continues to force
his hand with parking tickets. "When you're cutting
lawns for $20 to $25 and you get $15 tickets, sooner or
later you can't afford not to pass the cost along to the
customer," Bugna said.
Terrell said he and several other lawn services will
protest the ticketing at a Nov. 12 city commission
Hatchery could cause greater resurgence in snook
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 I i I
that only a handful of fingerlings lived more than 100
They believe their problems stem from trying to
raise larva in water pumped from Tampa Bay, he said.
Port Manatee has an extensive system involving a
1.5-million-gallon pond in which a number of variables
cannot be controlled, Halstead said.
With respect to snook, there were several problems
with pond design. Summer waters were too hot and
killed larva. Too much rain changed the salinity of the
water. Red tide also hindered their efforts.
"We certainly have an interest in snook and I
would like to see success," Halstead said. "The snook
we've tried to raise just haven't responded.
"Snook are very high strung and don't take to cap-
tivity well. They don't take to extensive heat and cold
water. Our ponds are so big we have no way of effec-
tively keeping them cool."
What Serfling and Mote came up with was to con-
trol the variables in a smaller, more intensive system.
"What we've done is create an environment at
Mote that can be controlled 24 hours a day," Serfling
said. "Filtration also was a key to our success."
Mote scientists built a system of filters to create an
optimum environment in which to raise snook finger-
lings. Mote also raises its own plankton to feed larvae
while giving fingerlings enriched food pellets that are
used in salmon farming.
"Another key in snook farming was raising the right
species of algae in the right concentration and density. We
raise what are called rotifers. Their value as food for snook
is only as good as the algae the rotifers eat," Serfling said.
"This is an around-the-clock watch. We had people here
24 hours a day nurturing the algae."
Despite the success, there are roadblocks ahead.
Of primary concern to Mote is changing state law
that currently forbids the sale of snook, a sportfish con-
sidered a prize catch for both its fighting and leaping
ability as well as for its snow-white, delicious meat.
Florida law forbids the taking of snook from Dec.
15 to Jan. 31 and during the spawning months of June,
July and August. You're allowed two snook per person
per day, none less than 24 inches and only one of them
can be more than 34 inches.
"The law has to be changed to allow aquaculture,"
Serfling said. "We think the farming issue would elimi-
nate poaching because people could buy snook or get
them at a restaurant."
Mote has contacted Florida Sen. John McKay (R-
Bradenton) hoping the legislator can help amend laws
so snook can be sold.
Virginia Haley, public information director at
Mote, said there is a first step prior to changing the law.
"We've got to come up with a policing mechanism
to stop the black market in snook," she said.
Steve Serfling explains the fish hatchery he's put
together at Mote Marine Laboratory's Aquaculture
Project. Serfling is the first to successfully raise
snook fingerlings in sufficient quantities to restock
Florida's estuaries and begin snook farming. Is-
lander Photo: David Futch
That would require a simple, inexpensive test on
snook filets. Regulators could use a lipid test whereby
they test the fat content in snook at fish markets and
restaurants, Haley said.
Since farm-raised fish are fed a diet rich in soy
bean, that same soy bean would show up in a lipid test.
Snook caught in the wild would not test positive for soy
bean proteins, Haley said.
Mote officials have met with Sen. McKay on sev-
eral issues in which Mote and the state have mutual
One of them is red tide. Another is aquaculture,
McKay legislative aide Colleen Thayer said.
"We had an information-gathering session and
Mote brought to our attention the possibility of doing
a feasibility study whether it was Mote or someone
else," she said. "The meeting was very preliminary. We
don't even start committee meetings until some time in
Despite the non-committal committal from
McKay's office, Serfling and Mote will plow ahead
with their research.
Now if they could just figure out how to do this
In honor of
Islander Bob Baldwin served with John
DiRusso in the 15th Air Force, 485 Bomb Group,
in Italy during World War II. This poem was sent
to Baldwin by DiRusso in remembrance of Veter-
Please Remember Me
Remember me, America, for I was once your
I fought and died at Valley Forge with General
I was there at Gettysburg on that tragic, tragic
When brother fought against brother the
blue against the gray.
I rode with Teddy Roosevelt on the charge up
San Juan Hill
Some came back to fight again but I just lie
I went to France with A.E.F. to bring the peace
I was twenty-one and full of fun I never saw
I'm still here at Pearl Harbor since that De-
cember seventh day of infamy.
Lying silently with my shipmates on the
U.S.S. Arizona at the bottom of the sea.
D-Day June 6th 1994, we hit the beaches of
Normandy and we fought uphill every inch of the
We routed the Germans and hurled them back
but what a terrible price we had to pay.
I served on a U.S. submarine, the bravest of the
Until a German depth charge gave us a watery
I bombed the Ploesti oil fields, they blew with
one big roar
But in the attack we were hit with flack I'll
never bomb anymore;
In Korea I heard the C.O. shout "We'll make
it I'm sure we will,"
I left my life to try and take a spot called Pork
Vietnam! Vietnam! When will we ever learn
I'm one of sixty thousand who never will re-
I left my town, my wife, my kids, my home so
cozy and warm
I was killed in a SCUD attack in a war called
And so in my eternity my thoughts are all for
I'll never forget my America I pray she re-
John DiRusso, Veteran
Island chamber volunteers
host 'Style Show'
The Office Staff Volunteers of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce will host a "Style Show"
to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Leverock's Restau-
rant, 12320 Manatee Ave. W., beginning at 2 p.m.
Participating chamber members include AMI
West, Irene's Resort Wear, Island Pearls, Sun & Surf
Beach Shop and the Pelican's Purse.
Refreshments will be served and door and raffle
prizes will be available.
Admission is $5 and may be purchased at the
chamber located at 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Call the chamber at 778-1541 for information.
Turtle Watch to hold
'thank you' party
The Anna Maria Turtle Watch invites all its volun-
teers, private helpers and everyone interested in the
Turtle Watch program to come to their "Thank You"
party to be held at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City,
on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 11 a.m.
Reservations are required and can be made by call-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 7, 1996 E PAGE 3 Ij
Anna Maria approves county water contract
By Frank Cunningham
The City of Anna Maria now has a 15-year contract
with Manatee County to supply it with water. Commis-
sioners approved the contract at its regular city meet-
ing on Oct.22.
Signing of the contract was delayed for 30 days
when City Attorney Jim Dye uncovered a clause in the
agreement which gave water preferences to unincorpo-
rated areas of the county in times of emergencies. Dye
said, "Rationing is a possibility, although an extremely
The water preference language is in Manatee
County's Comprehensive Plan and Dye has received
assurances that the county will amend its Comprehen-
sive Plan to delete the preference clause. Because of
state guidelines regulating Comprehensive Plans, the
county will not amend the plan until late 1997.
In other business, Public Works Director Phil
Chamock reported $2.7 million in new construction which
resulted in building permit fees of $30,834 from Oct. 1,
1995,to Sept. 30, 1996. He said 10 single-family homes
totalling $1.2 million were built in the past 12 months.
Charnock said there were 23 code enforcement
cases in September, most of which were citations for
overgrown lots and yard trash.
In other action, the commissioners:
Granted a variance to enlarge an existing resi-
dence on non-conforming commercial property owned
by Fred Nally at 110 Spring Ave. A request for 4 1/2-
foot setbacks on both sides of the property was denied.
Approved Mayor Chuck Shumard's nomination
Fall clean up, clean sweep
Anna Maria City Commissioner George McKay said the city-sponsored clean-up over the weekend was a
"huge success." There was plenty of trash and tons of yard waste hauled away at no charge to city residents
from two drop-offs, at the recycle yard on Pine Avenue and the city-leased lot next to the Anna Maria
Laundromat. McKay dedicated his day to helping the team from Waste Management and stayed to clean up -
even after the last trash was removed. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
of Charlie Kniff to fill a vacancy on the Code Enforce-
Deferred a decision on the nature and number of
parking spaces at Bean Point Park until further discus-
sion at a work session on Nov. 11.
Anna Maria City
11/12, 7:30 p.m., commission work session
11/13, 10 a.m., Citizen Advisory Committee to
the Island Transportation Planning Organization
11/7, 7 p.m., council meeting. Agenda: land
development code text amendment first reading,
public hearing on beach closing times, first
reading on charter amendments, council review
of paystation telephone contract, charter referen-
dum wording discussion, adjustment board
complaint discussion, review of improvements
to city garage by Bradenton Beach Marina,
review of Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier im-
provements through Florida Recreational
Development Assistance Program grant, budget
amendment for police department equipment
purchase, appointments to Citizen Advisory
Task Force and consent agenda.
11/11, 6 p.m., Citizen Advisory
Task Force meeting
11/12, 7 p.m., board of adjustment meeting on
Wildlife Inc. operation
11/7, 6:45 p.m., special council meeting
11/7, 7 p.m., public hearing on
11/12, 7 p.m., city council meeting
11/14, 10 a.m., planning commission
All city offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11,
in observance of Veterans Day.
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fi PAGE 4 E NOVEMBER 7, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Frank Cunningham
The Florida Department of Transportation began
work this week on a 500-foot seawall extension in the
3700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key.
Hurricane Opal in 1995 and Tropical Storm
Josephine this year hammered the already eroded main
artery, prompting the DOT to do remedial paving to
prevent the roadway from falling into the Gulf.
Longboat Mayor Bob Drohlich announced last
week that DOT has accelerated its engineering plans,
which were not expected until 1997, and will begin
work immediately. Since Gulf of Mexico Drive is a
state-owned thoroughfare, the DOT will pay the
Drohlich said, "I thought I would have had to beg
for this at the last Metropolitan Planning Organization
meeting last week, but DOT suddenly announced it
would proceed on Nov. 4."
Since 1994, Drolich has asked for emergency re-
lief to build the seawall after each storm, but the DOT
responded by dumping several thousand cubic yards of
sand on the troubled area.
In addition to the seawall, the town has com-
menced the second phase of its $8 million beach res-
toration project. The plan calls for installation of 500-
foot sausage-like, textile groins laid parallel and per-
pendicular to the beach along Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Sand will be dredged from New Pass Channel and
from a sand source five miles out in the Gulf of
Mexico. The dredged sand will be deposited on the
Experts hope the combination of the seawall, sand '-
and groins will bolster the roadway.
Additional DOT work scheduled later this fiscal
year is drainage improvements at the Gulf Drive and
Cortez Road intersection in Bradenton Beach. .al
on Bridge Street
Volunteers spent a Saturday morning digging holes,
planting shrubs and sprucing up Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach as part of a beautification effort
for the city's "main street." Among the helpers on
the project were Berneitta Kay, Emily Anne Smith,
Linda Sanders, Eileen Suhre, Councilman-elect John
Chappie, Dan & Lucy Demetris, Josie Berkoban,
Don Dion, Henry Drescher, Monty Miller, Council-
man John Kaufmann and Vice Mayor Connie
Drescher. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 7, 1996 E PAGE 5 Ij
Be careful when hiring contractors for disaster repairs
State and federal disaster recovery officials are
advising Islanders to be careful when hiring contractors
to clean up and repair their homes and businesses.
Victims of Tropical Storm Josephine should be on
alert for consumer fraud, said representatives from the
Federal Emergency Management Agency and the
Florida Division of Emergency Management.
"Scam artists are often ready to seize the opportu-
nity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," warned
state coordinating officer Joseph Myers.
FEMA coordinator Ed Thomas said, "Every disaster
has its share of con artists trying to take advantage of di-
saster victims, so be careful who you let into your home."
Here are some "consumer-beware" guidelines: Use
reliable, licensed contractors. You can call the Florida
Better Business Bureau or local business trades coun-
cil to make sure the firm has no outstanding consumer
complaints filed against it.
Get a written estimate for the job and read the fine
print. Do some comparison shopping for prices and try
to hire local contractors.
Always pay by check. Avoid on-the-spot cash pay-
ments. Never pay for the entire job up front. A reason-
able down payment is 30 percent of the total cost of the
Ask for a written contract that clearly states all the
tasks to be done, all associated costs and a payment
schedule. Never sign a blank contract or one with blank
spaces. Make sure the contract states who will apply for
permits or licenses. Have a lawyer review the contract
if substantial costs are involved. Keep a copy of the
Make sure the contractor carries general liability
insurance and workers' compensation. You can ask to
see certificates of insurance to verify their coverage.
Consumers who have problems with a contractor
or have been victims of fraud are urged to contact the
Florida Attorney General's office at 904-922-2814 or
Florida manatee statistics
grim so far this year
By Jim Hanson
Manatee deaths this year may well double the
record, but Manatee-Sarasota Counties make a
doubly bright spot in an otherwise dismal picture.
The person in charge of manatee protection in
Florida says there have been 345 deaths in the
state through August. The record until now has
been 206 in all of 1990, closely challenged by 201
David Arnold, chief of the Protected Species
Management Bureau of the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, said the outlook is par-
ticularly grim in view of the average 20 manatee
deaths per month, and there are four months left
to count this year.
Red tide killed 158 so far this year in Lee,
Charlotte and Collier Counties, he said.
"A lot of them died when it was so cold here,"
he said. "That may well have had something to do
with it too. In January, for example, it got too cold
for them and some just quit eating and wasted
"We lost 49 little ones, but we don't know if
they were stillborn or had some birth defects or the
red tide got them or what."
Highest death-month was March with 112,
lowest was May with 17.
One dependable manatee killer is the power
boat, he noted. Boats usually contribute to 25 per-
cent of manatee deaths. They have killed 43 state-
wide so far. And that, Arnold notes, "comes out
close to 25 percent if you subtract the red tide
Another nasty percentage: 345 dead manatees
are more than 13 percent of the total Florida popu-
lation of 2,600 counted in the state's "most com-
plete ever" aerial survey last spring.
A more positive figure: Thus far in 1996,
Arnold said, only four manatees have died in
Manatee County and six in Sarasota none of
them death by boat.
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A moment to remember
Islander Akela Collins, age 12, shakes the hand of Pope
John Paul II during a recent visit to the Vatican.
Collins is staying in Cortona, Italy, for the year with
her mother, Island artist Sydney McKenna. They
attended the Pope's general audience with the people
held on Wednesdays. Among thousands of attendees,
Collins offered to assist the young woman pictured in
the wheelchair. According to her father, Islander Paul
Collins, "Akela was helping the girl in the wheelchair
when a guard pulled them out of the general audience
to come up to meet the Pope. Akela still can't believe
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Who has the
Has the time change got you in tizzy? Add to that
a change of seasons evident only by the drop in tem-
perature to the 50s (early a.m.) and the body chem-
istry goes into a state of confusion. Mix in Halloween
and a full moon and the Island nears chaos.
It's just a shame we only have three or four days
each fall and spring when the humidity and the tem-
perature drop low enough to enjoy gardening. When
it's hot, it's just yard work.
Then there's the long-awaited elections. Long-
awaited to be over, that is. There's finally some relief
this week from the barrage of campaign advertising and
commercials for all the various candidates.
The Democrats were in a lather over the prospects
of taking over the U.S. House and the Republicans
advertised like crazy to hold on to what they've got.
Estimates on Sunday had presidential campaign
spending topping $800 million when all was said and
done on Tuesday. Even from our distant view into the
crystal ball, it appears Dole could have given Clinton a bye
on this one and saved everyone a very lot of money. But
that wouldn't be true to "the process" would it?
Well, relax, it's over, and from our standpoint on
Anna Maria Island, life goes on. We have more petty
political wranglings to worry about here.
Like the present situation with lawn service com-
panies being ticketed for parking on the right of way
while they service customers in Anna Maria.
Another petty enforcement favorite of sheriff's
deputies in Anna Maria is ticketing cars parked facing
the opposite direction of traffic. (Never mind the off-
duty sheriff's car parked daily at an intersection in
Holmes Beach, always facing the opposite direction of
The biggest complaint from contractors is that
they're given no opportunity to rectify problems before
they're slapped with $200 fines and no system of
appeal is offered. In order to keep working, they pay
fines, get more permits and carry on.
It seems the argument is with the working folks.
But we wonder when the residents are going to wake
up and figure out that the result of overzealous ticket-
ing, permit requirements (for grout work and painting?)
and fines will eventually come out of their pocketbook
- it has to.
Then we'll hear some real complaining. We'd like
to see some cooperation before that happens from
If no one at City Hall will take a leadership role,
offer a truce or mediate the problems, then the voters
will hopefully make their own changes next February.
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Turtle Watch volunteers thanked
The Anna Maria Turtle Watch Group thanks all its
volunteers and helpful people for their enthusiasm and
selfless engagement in the first season of the new
Turtle Watch Program.
A special thanks to Suzie Fox and John de Fazio
who jumped into the cold water and started a whole
new group with mostly new, inexperienced volunteers.
Suzi's and John's work and patience made it possible
for more than 10,000 hatchlings to make it into the Gulf
and start their fight for life.
We helped them as much as we could and we will
not stop. The Turtle Watch Group is already looking
forward to the 1997 season.
Also, thank you Bonner Presswood and the crew
from The Islander Bystander who kept publishing the
lights-off reminder and the staff of Fran Maxon Real
Estate for all the copy work they did.
There will be a "Thank You" party at Bayfront
Park on Saturday, Nov. 9, starting at 11 a.m. for all
volunteers, helpers and anyone interested in the Turtle
Reservations are required so call us at 778-4229
right away. See you there!
Sabine and Tom Buehler,
Turtle Watch coordinators
Citizen also 'has a dream'
Has Billie Martini's memory become another vic-
tim of "The Revenge of the Newcomers?"
Has she forgotten that all three plans for a new
Holmes Beach city hall submitted by architect Pat
Fletcher called for recreational uses of the land between
the tennis courts and the library? Has she forgotten the
petitions, speeches, discussions and votes?
Do the children of the Island still need the dedi-
cated recreational facilities? A baseball field? A Little
League infield? An outdoor basketball court? A full-
sized soccer field?
In 1996, the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Little League program had 241 participants
and the facility has only one field. The soccer program
has 213 kids with no full-sized field available on the
Island. Basketball? The Center had 150 participants last
year with practice time limited by a myriad of programs
in the gym.
Has anyone considered adult recreational needs or
the voters involved in them?
Billie, I also had a dream:
1. A city hall brought into American Disability Act
2. Money spent to fix the Key Royale bridge.
3. Further money spent for the basketball court,
two baseball infields and soccer field.
4. A moratorium on a new post office, swimming
pool, bandstand and new city hall until March 1998.
By the way, here's a pool solution: Build a new
community center in Holmes Beach and turn the exist-
ing center into a pool and tennis club.
L. L. Fiorentino, Holmes Beach
I have been meaning to write about the importance
of good cellular telephone service for some time.
Recent weather situations really exemplifiy the im-
portance of this service. With my line telephone out
and my street flooded, I felt stranded.
I have promised to. check in (for safety) with my
brother who was sailing the Keys. We finally got in touch
and found all OK. Service was very poor and we were cut
off twice. My cell phone is invaluable when I am sailing.
I use it for business communications, convenience,
and it is great in emergency situations. In my boats or
in my car, the cell phone could be a literal life saver.
What if you were reporting a life-threatening accident
or any emergency where seconds count and you could
not notify authorities because of poor service?
I feel this service is every bit as important as tele-
phone service and other utilities. To me, it is our city's
responsibility make sure we join modern times. As to
the argument that a tower is unsightly, then lets get rid
of all the lines and poles that deliver our other utilities.
They are much more unsightly than a single tower.
Let's get this service now. I think GTE is doing us
a favor in offering us a tower at no cost. We should
have good cell service even if we have to pay for a
tower. The future is now: let's join it.
Clark Leips, Holmes Beach
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Part 7, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
A New Yourk
over the Ameri-
can victory at
Cantigny in May
TRAVELS WITH CLAIR
In March 1918 the British and
French were reeling from a massive
German attack north of Paris. It was the
doughboys of two American infantry
divisions and the Sixth Engineers who
saved the day. In appreciation, a top
British general decorated them for their
But it was only an emergency mis-
sion. Gen. "Blackjack" Pershing wanted
wait until he had three million men
shaped up for a separate American
So it was back to regular duty for
Anna Maria Key's Clair Jones. No more
glory for him now. He and his buddies
in Company E in the Sixth Engineers
did the "dirty work" of war.
For the next two months they were
on the move, going to places with names
next to impossible for Americans of
those days and today to pro-
nounce, let alone locate on a map.
Excerpts from the diary of Clair's
friend Will Austin tell how it was:
May 9: Left Hangest for Fanvilliers
and arrived the same day. Marched in
the ditch most of the time as the English
Royal Artillery had the road. Ate dinner
at an old-fashioned windmill, Dutch
style. Built of stone 50 feet high. Ar-
rived at dark.
Clair and I drew the barn for our
billet with a billy-goat for a roommate.
This is where we became acquainted
with the Australians and New
Zealanders. Our arrival was made inter-
esting by air-o-plane fighting going on
May 10: We received gas masks
which Clair detested. I laughed at one
incident when we were training with
them. I saw Clair trotting at good speed
with his fingers slipped under the edge
of the mask to let in the air. All the time
he had his face turned away from the
officers. He was going splendidly when
suddenly he tripped and took a header.
His profanity was artistic.
May 11: We were put to work
within 1,500 yards of the German lines.
Clair and I were on the day shift putting
in machine gun emplacements under
camouflage. It was here Clair and I had
our first experience under shell fire.
German shells meant for an English bat-
tery fell short. It began an awful bar-
rage all along the front. We heard a
moaning like two shells coming to-
gether. The shells struck close as Clair
and I made for a machine gun trench.
Companies F and E at this point
were with 500 Australians. We only
had one public well, 175 feet deep,
with an old-fashioned bucket. We had
to get in line with our canteens and
stand from five to six hours. I bought
cistern water from an old French
woman for shaving, and it was no good
May 14: A bombardment hit the
place where Clair and I are staying.
Eight people killed. The bomb fell right
in the middle of the old Frenchman's
garden and left a deep pit.
May 15: Moved to another wood.
We dug in on the reverse side of a hill.
A meadow mole burrowed through it
and kicked a whole lot of dirt in on
Clair's head in the night. He thought a
bomb had struck. Company E had two
English labor battalions under them
May 19: Constantly within range
of the enemy's guns. Been under shell
fire seven times, bombed four times.
One bomb blew the officers' tent all to
pieces. The shelling never stopped.
May 24: Big shells sent over from
long-range guns, 17 killed and 39
wounded in an English labor battalion.
A shell cut my coat and struck the wall
of the dugout beside me. Shelling came
so close we were driven away from
work. About to return again, when an-
other barrage took place. Hit places
where we were working. Damaged
some of the timbers we'd put in.
Bombed 10 times today. Nine
While Clair and Will were getting
their baptism of fire, other Americans
were winning the first "all-American"
victory. On May 28 the men of the First
Division took only 35 minutes to re-
capture the town of Cantigny. Pack
home people went wild.
Next: Clair sees red -
white and blue
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School support appreciated
It was National Gratitude Week recently and my
class and I want Joy Courtney, school correspondent,
and The Islander Bystander to know how grateful we
are for all of your support at our school.
Courtney is always so willing to come and take
pictures of whatever events are going on at Anna Maria
Elementary School and always does it with a smile.
Thank you so much. We really appreciate it.
Joyce Ellis, Ellis's Eagles, fifth-grade class,
Anna Maria Elementary School
Unreasonable rental restrictions
proposed in Holmes Beach
I am concerned about some of the comments in the
October 3 edition of The Islander Bystander regard-
ing the on-going conflict over rental restrictions. As a
property manager of over 200 rentals on Anna Maria
Island, I am writing on behalf of my landlords.
We seem to be governed by a small group of
people who have no concern for property owners who
choose to rent their properties, nor do they have any
concern for the many visitors here who support the vast
majority of our businesses and contribute greatly to-
ward our taxes. Our tenants alone paid over $100,000
in sales and resort taxes in 1995. Imagine the gross
amount of monies paid by these tenants to numerous
Mayor VanWagoner stated that he "supported 30-
day limitations city wide with provisions for
sunsetting." Without the weekly rentals, many of the
businesses in Holmes Beach will be unable to survive.
Has he considered what a move like this would do
to property values in Holmes Beach? No one will pur-
chase property as their retirement home with such re-
strictions in place.
Does the Holmes Beach City Council realize that
the majority of seasonal rentals are very well main-
tained both inside and out? If they are not they don't
rent it's as simple as that. Most property owners
who have seasonal rental spend time in them them-
selves always working on them and improving
I certainly have no complaints about a weekly
minimum on seasonal rentals. It's reasonable. Two
weeks and one month minimums are unreasonable
since the majority of summer vacation business is
The real estate offices and the motels have worked
together very well in the past and I see no reason why
they wouldn't in the future. Our office routinely refers
any nightly tenants to them as I'm sure the other real
estate offices do.
I strongly encourage anyone who owns invest-
ment property in Holmes Beach to write to the city
council and to Mayor VanWagoner to protest such
Ann Harmon, property manager,
Mike Norman Realty
Water quality suffers
from local dumping
Reference Bob Ardren's recent comments regard-
ing my suggestion about ICW water quality during a
LongBeach Village Association meeting.
Specifically, I recommended that our homeowner's
association look into the possibility of having a water
quality sample be taken near the public dock at the end
of Linley Street. The water areas where we swim and
participate in water activities is also a very popular
mooring area for boats. On some weekends there are as
many as 50 boats anchored along the north end of
Longboat Key and many of them are live-aboards.
My concern is that some boaters may not be fol-
lowing the guidelines of the 1994 Florida Clean Ves-
sel act and may be discharging raw sewage into the
Mr. Ardren stated in his Islander column that it is
a physical impossibility for boats to discharge sewage
directly into the water. Well, apparently, Mr. Ardren
isn't a boater. Many boats have a "Y" valve that directs
the flow of sewage either into the water or into a hold-
ing tank. With the scarcity of dump stations along the
ICW and the nine nautical mile limit off the coast for
dumping, it's much easier to get rid of sewage by flush-
ing directly into the water while anchored or while
cruising the ICW.
With the recent declaration in Pinellas County that
portions of the ICW were polluted and unfit for swim-
ming, I expressed my concerns about the same thing
happening here at the north end of Longboat Key. On
holiday weekends as many as 50 boats can be seen
moored near Moore's Restaurant and The Pub. When
one resident told me that she encountered raw sewage
while swimming in the area, I felt it was time to look
into the matter.
I contacted the Florida Marine Patrol, Manatee
County Sheriff's Dept., U.S. Coast Guard and
Longboat Key Police. Each agency stated that they
knew violations of the 1994 Florida Clean Vessel Act
were occurring but it was extremely difficult to en-
force. Each agency said they will conduct more fre-
quent area visits by boat to monitor the situation. Ad-
ditionally, the Manatee County Public Health Depart-
ment indicated they will conduct water quality tests
Mr. Ardren should understand that my concerns
are about water quality and not some selfish initiative
to preclude Anna Maria Island boaters from mooring
near Longboat Key. Rather than throwing spears, why
not ask Mr. Ardren to join us in being a little more
environmentally sensitive locally. To get him started,
I'm enclosing a copy of the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection brochure outlining the 1994
Florida Clean Vessel Act.
Bob Burnett, Longboat Key
Who is responsible
for beach clean-up?
We are blessed with beautiful white beaches that at-
tract people from all over the world. Why don't we take
better care of them after a storm or an episode of red tide?
Who is responsible for following through to make
sure the beaches are clean when they are covered with
sea urchins, scallops, clams and especially sea weed?
Do we have a machine that can rake up all the gar-
bage? Why is there not someone checking at all times
to make sure both residents and visitors see our lovely
beaches as they should be?
Edie LeCroy, Holmes Beach
Turtle stats fail to hatch
I am glad that the Islander printed the statistics on
the turtles, but I still have one question that no one from
David Arnold to Alien Foley to even Suzi Fox:can an-
swer: How many of the reported 10,939 baby turtles
really made it to the water?
Sheila Hurst, Holmes Beach
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Red tide seminar features national algae experts
By Paul Roat
Red tide will be the focus of a national group of
scientists next week.
The group will look at finding out what can be
done to reduce the frequency and duration of red tide,
what can be done to control the pesky algae outbreaks
and ways to mitigate the effects of red tide once the
bloom starts to hit shore.
Red tide is caused by blooms of a tiny marine or-
ganism called a dinoflagellate. The microscopic plants
produce powerful toxins that often produce extensive
fish kills, contaminate shellfish and can cause severe
respiratory irritation to humans.
The blooms typically begin in the Gulf of Mexico 40-
FEMA will answer
questions for citizens
Anna Maria Public Works director Phil Charnock
said Brad Loar, district four representative of the Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency, will visit Anna
Maria Island to answer questions for citizens and con-
tractors regarding FEMA permitting requirements.
Charnock said Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach joined him in requesting a "town hall" meeting
with FEMA. He says, "the other two cities have expe-
rienced some of the same problems and questions re-
garding remodeling, the 50-percent rule and permits for
things like painting and replacing carpeting."
The meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30
p.m. The location will be announced in the Nov. 14
issue of The Islander Bystander or you may call
Charock at 778-7092 for information.
Dog guide program
collecting sale items
Usable items are needed for the Florida Dog
Guides for the Deaf yard sale to be held Saturday, Nov.
23, at Jessie P. Miller School, Bradenton.
All sale proceeds will go toward the training of Hear-
ing Dogs for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired of Florida.
For pick-up on the Island and Longboat Key, call
778-4336 or 778-0377. All others may call 748-8245
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shore. As the bloom approaches the shore, dead fish be-
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ing sensation of the eyes and nose and a choking cough.
Bivalve shellfish, particularly oysters and clams, ac-
cumulate so much toxin they become toxic to humans.
The two-day seminar, to be held at Mote Marine
Laboratory Nov. 13-14, will feature scientists with exper-
tise in red tide outbreaks from across the nation.
A local panel discussion will include Dan Leonard,
Tom Wallin, Patrick Rose, Katie Moulton, Ed Chiles,
Carole Nikla and Dr. Richard Shriner.
Scientists participating in the seminar include Na-
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Dr.
Don Scavia; Dr. Donald Boesch of the University of
Maryland; Dr. Donald Anderson of Woods Hole Oceano-
graphic Institute; Dr. Rita Homer of the University of
Washington; Dr. Sandra Shumway of Long Island Uni-
versity; Dr. Patricia Tester of the National Marine Fish-
eries Service; and Dr. Terry Whitledge of the University
of Texas at Austin.
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such strong support for our efforts to keep red tide from
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Anna Maria Fire District Chief Andy Price, left, joins with Longboat Key Fire Chief Bob Fakelman last week
in opening Longboat's new $1.2 million fire station in the 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Longboat's
second station on the 10-mile stretch of Gulf of Mexico Drive will cut emergency response time by 2 1/2
minutes. Islander Photo: Frank Cunningham
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'bargain book' sales start
The Island's Rotarians have a stockpile of their
"bargain of the year" books, and they can hardly wait
to see if they can outdo last year's triumph.
The books offer page after page of goods and ser-
vices that come at about half price or better, says Mark
Mixon, who once again is handling sales of "Entertain-
ment 1997" for the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club.
"Two meals and you've paid for the book," he
"A fellow couldn't do his wife a bigger favor than
give her one of these. Everybody wins: The husband,
the wife, the people who provide these fine bargains
and get you into their businesses."
The book gives "buy one, get one free" type arrange-
ments, discounts, half-price listings, all kinds of ways to
save money on all kinds of purchases, Mixon says.
It provides "massive savings" in hundreds of ar-
eas, including car rental, lodging, amusement parks,
offshore fishing, mufflers, department stores, home
improvement, clothing, restaurants "and hundreds of
others," Mixon added.
This is "the Anna Maria, Longboat, Bradenton,
Sarasota, Venice and points all around" edition, but it
also contains entries from all over Florida and the U.S.
and even Canada, says its purveyor here. It is good
from now through 1997.
One feature not found in many other publications
is a dining section where restaurants list their menus.
Last year the Anna Maria club sold so many books
it kept running out and restocked a dozen times, said
Mixon. "We never did get an accurate count in the
frenzy, but we sold in the neighborhood of 600 to 700
Cost is $30, of which the Rotary Club gets $5 or
so. They are available from Mixon at his office, Jim
Mixon Insurance Inc., 5412 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or call him at 778-2253.
The book sale is a major Rotary fundraiser, but not
the only one, Mixon said. Others include the Anna Maria
Island Game, based on the monopoly game and involv-
Libraries closed Monday
The Manatee County Public Library System will
be closed in observance of Veteran's Day on Monday,
All libraries, including the Island Branch Library,
will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
'Issues and Eggs' seminar
hosted by LBK chamber
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold an "Issues and Eggs" seminar on Thursday, Nov.
7, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Cedars Cafe, 695 Cedars Court
on Longboat Key.
The guest speaker will be Griff Roberts, Longboat
Key Town Manager.
For reservations, cost and information, call 383-
2466, ext. 32. Reservations are a must.
New members for the Anna Maria Island Photog- -
raphy club are being sought.
The club will offer the use of a darkroom along
with basic and advanced darkroom techniques.
For information, call Bob Smelser at 756-8004 or
the Anna Maria Art League at 778-2099.
Women's Guild speaker
Sandra Ramsey, director of Artisans' World Mar-
ket, will be the guest speaker at Roser Church's
Women's Guild meeting to be held on Tuesday, Nov.
12, at 1:15 p.m. in the chapel of the church located in
Anna Maria City. A collection of crafts from around
the world will be available for purchase.
Longboat Chapel to host
Dr. Katherine Penfield will conduct a workshop
entitled "What We Do and Why We Do It" at the
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key, on Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5
and 12, at 10:30 a.m.
The workshops will be held in the chapel.
For further information, cal 383--46 .-'
Mark Mixon and "the book."
ing Island merchants; chicken barbecues; flea markets;
arts and crafts festivals; golf and fishing tournaments.
The funds go to community assistance, Mixon ex-
plained, for Rotary is "founded on the ideal of commu-
nity service. We help where and how it's needed, and
money is not always involved."
He cited the Bike Rodeo at the elementary school
Oct. 12, where bicyclists can register their bikes for
recovery after theft, and young riders learn safety.
The club provides university scholarships, spon-
sored Snooty's Day in the Park, contributed to field
lights for the Community Center, helps police with
their Safety and Crime Stoppers Night Out, is buying
"reading machines" for the eyesight-impaired, even
provided "a break between concerts" for members of
the German Youth Orchestra, opening homes to them
"so they could just be kids for awhile before perform-
The club meets for dinner every Monday evening
at the Back Bay Steakhouse in Holmes Beach.
New gift items at Island
The gift shop at the Anna Maria Island Museum
has received a variety of items in time for the holiday
season. They include:
T-shirts, with the popular design of the historic
City Pier, are now available in the latest fall colors.
Signed prints of the watercolor painting of the
museum by Holmes Beach resident Rob Reiber.
The book "Tampa Triangle, Dead Zone" by Capt.
Bill Miller, which explores UFOs and paranormal ac-
tivities in Tampa Bay.
The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homebaked Early Settlers bread is available Wednes-
For information or to make a donation, call the
museum at 778-0492.
Sailing association to hold
last meeting of season
The Manatee Sailing Association will host its last
meeting of the year at Regatta Pointe on Tuesday, Nov.
The program will be a tour of a Benatau 37, compli-
ments of Carson Yachts. The speaker will be Tony Zepp
who will describe his trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
For more information, call Scott MacGregor at
Island Little League to
offer adult memberships
Adults of Anna Maria Island are invited to become
Anna Maria Island Little League members.
A $5 membership fee will entitle members to attend
the Anna Maria Island Community Center Little League's
annual formatting and planning meeting to be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Members will also re-
ceive information by mail pertaining to Little League.
All adults interested in coaching will be required
to be a registered Little League members.
For more details, call the center at 9i09608.1
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 7, 1996 0 PAGE 11
Gallery West to exhibit
Island Gallery West, an artists cooperative, will
host an exhibit entitled "Holiday Happenings" from
Friday, Nov. 8, through Jan. 9.
The exhibit will feature the work of local and regional
artists in watercolor, acrylics, porcelain, raku, basketry,
photography, woodcarving, Indian beadwork, quilting,
stained glass and stone, wood and clay sculpture.
Items will be available for purchase.
Island Gallery West is located at 5348-E Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, and may be contacted at 778-
6648 for more information. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Heritage Days Festival
Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 9 and 10
The 7th Annual Heritage Days Festival, sponsored
by the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, will begin
with the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair to be held on
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Admission is free and will feature more than 85
Florida artists exhibiting a variety of hand-crafted
wares. Food will be available.
Children's Galleria Nov. 11
On Monday, Nov. 11, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. the
Artists Guild will host a Children's Galleria for Island
children to be held at the community center with hands-
on art projects taught by local artists.
Admission is free.
Musical Variety Show Nov. 15
"Broadway Tonight," a musical variety show, will
cap off the week's activities on Friday, Nov. 15, beginning
at 8 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The musical will feature a trip down Memory Lane
with musical favorites from "Showboat," "South Pa-
cific," "The King and I," "Oklahoma" and many more.
The evening will feature the music of The Sophisti-
cates, a 17-piece orchestra, with performances by sing-
ers, dancers and local Island stars.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students, and
are available at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, or at the
door the night of the show.
Call 778-6694 for additional information.
citizens topic of seminar
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Senior Outreach Commit-
tee of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
present a seminar given by the Manatee Association of
Retarded Citizens on promoting abilities and opportuni-
ties for people with developmental disabilities.
The presentation will include a short history on the
ARC movement and an outline of current day activi-
ties provided for this segment of our population.
The seminar will be held in the lounge at the
Longboat Key Hilton Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The seminar is free of charge and coffee and rolls
will be provided. For information and reservations, call
the chamber at 387-9519.
Artist Rosemary Fleck displays some of her most
recent creations. "Essence of Time is an artisan's
workshop. Every piece reflects the essentialities of
nature," explained Fleck. Many Islanders enjoyed
an evening of artistic inspiration last week at the
grand opening of Fleck's new shop at 5306 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Michelle
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Ward B. Cole
Ward B. Cole, 78, of Anna Maria, died
Nov. 2 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Carmel, Mr. Cole came to Manatee
County in 1987 from there. He was a retired
technical writer and teacher for Reeves Instru-
ments. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World
War II. He was a member of Roser Memorial
A memorial service will be held on Tues-
day, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., in the chapel at Roser
Memorial Church in Anna Maria and later in
Carmel, N.Y. Burial will be in Carmel. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
Konstantinos Nicholas Lardas, 69, of Anna
Maria died on Oct. 19.
The son of Greek immigrants and born in
Steubenville, Ohio, Mr. Lardas earned his BA
at the University of Pittsburgh, his MA in litera-
ture at Columbia University and his Ph.D. in
comparative literature from the University of
Michigan. He was a professor emeritus at City
College in New York and taught creative writ-
ing and modern Greek poetry.
Mr. Lardas's first book of poetry "And in
Him, Too; in Us" was published in 1964 and
earned him a Pulitzer prize nomination. His no-
vella "A Tree of Man" was published in 1968.
His many short stories and poems appeared in
more than 60 literary journals including the
"Antioch Review," "The Atlantic Monthly,"
the "Chicago Review," the "Charioteer,"
"Harper's Bazaar," "Pittsburgh Quarterly,"
"Prairie Schooner," and the "South Dakota
Mr. Lardas also translated the poetry of
Kazantzakis, Sefers, Kavafy and Gatsos. His
most recent publication was a translation of the
mourning songs of Greek women. He was the
recipient of two Fullbright Scholarship awards.
He was a member of St. Barbara's Greek
Orthodox Church in Sarasota, the Modem Lan-
guage Association and the Academy of Ameri-
Mr. Lardas and his family came to Mana-
tee County in 1952 from Yonkers, N.Y., and
developed three subdivisions in the City of
Anna Maria and constructed Magnolia Avenue
from Tarpon Avenue to South Bay Boulevard.
His family presently owns and operates D.Coy
Ducks in Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years,
Sophia; sons, Nicholas, George and Stephen;
brothers, James and Kemon; and granddaugh-
ters, Sophie, Alexa, Callie, Rainia and
Sue Ann Sullivan
Sue Ann Sullivan, 50, of Longboat Key,
died Nov. 1 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Clintonville, Wis., Mrs. Sullivan
came to Manatee County in 1971 from there.
She was an enrichment leader for the Manatee
County School District. She was a member of
the Art League of Manatee County, the
Longboat Key Art Center, the Florida and Na-
tional Art Education Association, the John and
Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Manatee
County Cultural Alliance and the Key Royale
Golf Club, Holmes Beach. She was a Method-
She is survived by her husband, Terry, fi-
nance director for the Town of Longboat Key.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home in Bradenton. Services were held at
the funeral home with the Rev. James Marsh
Memorials may be made to the Anastasia
Marie Strandlof Contribution Trust, in care of
Nations Bank, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key, Fla. 34228.
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EjG PAGE 12 N NOVEMBER 7, 1996 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island son wins Nobel Prize for Buckyballs
By David Futch
Richard Smalley won a Nobel prize for
"buckyballs." Now he's practicing his curtsey for the
King of Sweden.
Smalley, son of longtime Island resident Frank
Smalley, was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry
for discovering "buckyballs."
The soccer-ball shaped molecules were nicknamed
by Smalley in honor of architect-philosopher R.
Buckminster Fuller because they resemble his geode-
Buckyballs are a third form of pure carbon after
graphite and diamonds and their application likely will
affect the way people live in the future.
Already there is research indicating buckyballs
can be used to conduct electricity as effectively as
copper but without resistance. Other scientists are
working on stringing them together to create super-
New medicines, super-lubricants, super-batter-
ies, affordable solar cells and just about anything
imaginable even automobiles may some day be
made with buckyballs or buckyball fibers called
"The strength of these fibers make them the stron-
gest structural fibers made or ever will be made,"
Smalley said from his home in Houston. "It has the
virtue to be strong in tension, but we don't know about
compression. Whether or not it replaces steel will de-
pend on whether it can be molded."
So far there are no current applications that warrant
a significant market, Smalley said.
The big breakthrough, he believes, will be realized
with the creation of long strands of buckytubes.
"We think that in four or five years someone will
be able to make enough buckytubes and string them
together to make cables that could replace power
transmission cables throughout the world," Smalley
said. "The costly purchase of right of way is a great
problem. In order to satisfy future electrical needs,
power transmission cables can be made the same
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of Sussex University in England and fellow Rice Uni-
versity professor Robert Curl, often visits his step-
mother Kate of Holmes Beach.
"He likes it here and sometimes calls and shows up
six or seven hours later. Rick is a runner so he does that
a lot when he's here, but he's so busy traveling and
doing research," Kate Smalley said. "There was some
rumor that he might win the prize this year and he
laughed and told me he had better learn to curtsey be-
cause he may have to meet the king."
The Nobel Prize is awarded by the King of Swe-
den and was created in 1895 by Alfred Nobel, the in-
ventor of dynamite. Smalley, 53, and his associates will
share the $1.16 million prize money.
Smalley said he isn't sure what to think of the no-
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toriety though he understands a Nobel should make it
much easier for him to raise research money.
"Ask me in a couple of years what I think about
winning the Nobel. Right now it means I'm going to
have to talk to a lot of people. It's going to be pretty
intense for the next six months," a hoarse Smalley said
following two days of lectures at Ohio State University.
"It is exciting. I got back from Ohio early Saturday
and was greeted by the Rice Owls marching band and
about 100 of my colleagues. That was fun."
An admittedly poor student in high school,
Smalley said he got into college with "abysmal"
grades. He decided to go into chemistry because it was
the only A he ever got.
Despite the award, Smalley said the money is not
that much of a factor. The $1.16 million is split three
ways and of course Uncle Sam gets his share of the pie.
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Cortez student tapped for
Alex vonHahmann of Cortez is among several sev-
enth-grade students at St. Joseph School in Bradenton who
has been selected for participation in the Duke University
Talent Identification Program in Durham, N.C.
i The TIP program identifies the very bright among
youth. The College Board's Scholastic Aptitude Test and
the American College Testing Program's ACT assess-
ment, though designed for college-bound high school stu-
dents, are used for the TIP Talent Search to measure the
verbal, mathematical and general reasoning ability of
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Alex is the son of Ernst and Jane vonHahmann,
owners of Surfing World West.
A graphic representation of what "buckyballs" look like.
BUCKYBALLS, FROM PAGE 12
"The notoriety is the key," he said. "Hopefully it's
what helps you raise money to do research. Nobel's
original intent was to give enough money so scientists
and inventors could go away and do what they need to
Loves the Island
Rick Smalley said he enjoys visiting Anna Maria
because it is a gathering spot where he can reminisce
with Kate and his four brothers and sisters.
"Anna Maria really has been home since the
1960s," he said. "I love the beaches of Anna Maria. I
go to Galveston beaches to decompress. But I can tell
you this, Galveston ain't Anna Maria. The sand is much
more coarse and not white."
Smalley's father Frank, who moved here in the
early 1960s, died in 1992, Kate Smalley said.
"He told the oncologist before he died that he had
to keep him alive until December so he could see his
son meet the king," Kate said. "For the past several
years there were rumors of a Nobel. I put it out of my
mind. But his father was sure of it. Rick is an interest-
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"We never mentioned Rick to our friends. People
often talk about their children and how rich their chil-
dren are, which is boring," she said. "So many of our
friends don't even know who Rick is. I feel like what
Rick's done is a contribution to humanity."
Apparently so did the five-member Nobel awards
Smalley is the director of the Center for Nanoscale
Science and Technology at Rice University
Smalley, Kroto and Curl discovered buckyballs,
formally known as Carbon-60 or buckminsterfullerene,
The scientists and their graduate students blasted
pure carbon with a "laser supersonic cluster beam ap-
paratus." The device uses a puff of helium gas to cool
and condense individual atoms after heating it to
10,000 degrees Celsius by a laser pulse five-billionths
of second long.
What emerged was soot containing 60-atom bucky
molecules that are three-dimensional and spherical.
For now, Smalley thinks of what could be, what
He also thinks about the trip to Sweden in Decem-
ber and how he has to get back to his mirror to see how
his curtsey is doing.
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Wit and wisdom by native C-
Flondian Gib Bergquist
Those of you who know the Cracker will verify
that he always speaks highly of his wife, Madeleine,
and that's a fact.
She is a very gifted linguist and, as such, speaks
absolutely perfect and precise textbook English. Her
vocabulary is amazingly rich since she knows all of the
Latin roots. When no innuendoes intended, she is truly
the Cracker's walking dictionary.
The rub comes in when the Cracker, out of a clear
blue sky, comes out with one of his plethora of
Crackerisms that don't always make a lot of sense un-
less you are a Cracker.
You see, Madeleine grew up and went to college
in Puerto Rico and while her own mother tongue is rich
in quaint, colorful and expressive idioms, Florida
Cracker idioms, for her, are a whole new ball game.
Now, of course, to use these Crackerisms correctly
and in proper context, one must murder the king's En-
dlish which causes Madeleine to cringe.
For example, a Cracker might say "the truth outs."
'ere he has used an adverb as a verb and made a very
pressive shortcut. What he means is, "If one is pa-
nt enough and waits long enough, the whole truth
d nothing but the truth will emerge in the end."
Recently, on a very warm day, the Cracker was
pairing a battered part of his canoe on the kitchen
hunterr under an air conditioner vent. Knowing his
ife abhors sawdust on her kitchen floor, he remarked,
'm going outside to cut this board half in two."
The Cracker didn't think she was listening but
imething struck her "oh' button.
"You are so redundant," pipes up the acid-tongued
one. "If you cut something in half, it automatically
becomes two, right?"
"Well, that's just the way we Crackers say it," was
the only plausible explanation this Cracker could mus-
"Sometimes, I think you make some of these things
up and blame them on other Crackers," she threw in
He tried to assure her that he didn't go around
making up idioms and that they just come up "natchel"
from somewhere out of the past.
The Cracker wasn't born yesterday so he learned
a long time ago to always compliment the preparer of
a meal if he ever had the slightest intention to putting
his feet under that table again.
His reasoning is this. Usually the best meal he ever
ate was the one he just finished and his compliment
therefore would be truthful and heartfelt. On those rare
occasions when the meal was not quite up to snuff, a
compliment was still in order since the cook needed the
encouragement to try harder. It has served him well.
Now if one says to his wife, "My compliments to
the chef," several times a day for eons it becomes kinda
trite so the Cracker recently took a different tack.
After a recent scrumptious meal of breast of roast
turkey, cornmeal stuffing and a great garlicky cabbage
dish, he was moved to say, "I'll swan, Gatita (Spanish
for 'Little Kitten') I do believe that's the best turkey
breast and stuffing I've flopped my lip over since last
Thanksgiving," and then emphatically added the
clincher, "There ain't no flies on my chef."
"First of all," she sez, "That was dressing and not
stuffing. To be anatomically correct, stuffing has to
come from the cavity of the bird which this bird obvi-
ously didn't have. Secondly, to mention flies and food
in the same breath sounds rather tasteless and repulsive
to say the least."
The Cracker is now not only redundant but repul-
sive as well. He tried to explain to her that this
Crackerism is the supreme accolade of all Cracker ex-
pressions, savored and saved for just the right moment
and not to be used lightly or in jest.
"For example," he explained, "if someone was
praising Bonner Presswood to the high heavens for her
editorial skills in stirring things up, it would be fit and
proper to chime in with a well-meant, 'There ain't no
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A Real Bookstore will host Island author
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Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The story, which features a Ringling School of
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mysterious disappearance, but what do you know
about her life?
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flies on our Bonner.'"
"It's not that I don't believe you, but I'm checking
this one out with your brother, Richard," she sez.
He saved the Cracker, again.
There ain't no flies on my brother, Richard, either.
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The envelope please.
There were three winners in the guess-the-
weight-of-the-great-pumpkin contest held at Anna
Maria Island Elementary School and sponsored by
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
Joan Snedeker won the adult category when she
guessed the pumpkin weighed in at 153 pounds.
Snedeker won $50 donated by First National Bank
Donated and weighed Oct. 14 by Earl Mowry,
the pumpkin came in at 153 pounds, 13 ounces.
It was a good day for Kelly Spring who won a
Walkman radio donated by Gulf-Bay Real Estate
with her 155-pound guess. Attired as a Hershey's
kiss, Spring also came in second in the chamber's
Kaci Kennedy won a necklace from the Sterling
Anvil for guessing 155 pounds.
The costume contest for elementary school chil-
The ghosties and ghoulies and goblins gather at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce office on
Halloween for a pre-trick-or-treat costume contest. Islander Photo: David Futch
dren produced a number of colorful characters.
Costume winners were: First place, Jessica Hickerson
for a mouse-holding-a-cat costume; second place, Spring
for the candy kiss; third place, 16-month-old Lindsey Bell
who came dressed as one little Indian; fourth place,
Kelsey Taylor as a sunflower; fifth place, Niklos Hoock
as Puss 'N' Boots; sixth place, Donna Barth as a little
China doll; and seventh place, Lulu Barber as a fairy.
Students from Anna Maria Island Elementary School, their parents and teachers too, paraded from Holmes Beach City Hall to the schoolfor the kick-off of the annual
Fall Festival, pictured at left. Manatee Mystique Twirlers, right, made an appearance in the Fall Festival Parade. Islander Photos: Jennifer Heisdorf
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The Halloween party at School for Constructive Play
was highlighted by the opportunity to ooze around in
a concoction of corn starch and water, called "ooey-
gooey oublik" by school owner Maria Richards, that
produces surprising results. If mixed up in just the
right proportions, Richards said the thick, semi-hard
mixture turns to a dripping slime when lifted out by
the student's little hands. "Princess" Jessie Eibe,
age 3, Bradenton Beach, took a turn dripping "ooey-
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Thur, Fri & Sat 6-10pm Sun 5:30-9pm
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Reservations suggested for dinner.
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Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Dolphin Halloween fun
Colin Bourgois, age 4, of Holmes Beach
pirated the ladder on the jungle gym
during Halloween festivities at Dolphin
Daycare & Preschool, Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Courtesy
:':-i,;,' A sandy grim reaper
Corrals his next victim of
sand art at the Martinique,
5300 block of Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Islander
SPhoto: David Futch
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Hamburger on Bun or Cheese Crc
sant, Salad, French Fries, Applesauce
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Bag Lunch Corn Dog, Chips
Fruit, Juice, Cookie
Breakfast: Waffles, Juice
S Lunch: Chili, Salad, Cornbread, or Mini
Chef Salad, Juice, Apple Crisp
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos & Chees
Corn, Salad, Ice Cream
All meals served with milk.
Italy in a day
After reading the "Mixed Up Files of
Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," a mystery
about Italian artist Michaelangelo, the
fifth-grade students in Joyce Ellis's
class created a classroom Italian
celebration. Jim Kronus, principal,
came with souvenirs he purchased
while in the country. Pictured, left to
right, are Kiley Murphy, Kymberli
Nance, Tyler Krauss, Zeinah Waliagha
and Jim Kronus.
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Live Entertainment Weekends with MICHELE BISHOP
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Now Accepting Reservations for
Thursday Nov. 28 Noon 9PM
Thanksgiving Day Menu
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featuring R.P.M. in November, and Trinidudes on Wednesday
evenings. Now you can come out to Late Nite Weekends
at the Beachhouse and dance to the sounds of Nu-Soul,
Bradenton and Sarasota's hottest new dance band, every Friday
and Saturday night from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am. Enjoy free valet
parking and a terrific after-hours menu.
That's entertainment, day and
night, at the Beachhouse!
Divisions 1 and 2
Wed. Nov. 6 All Star Game
Division 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Division 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Nov. 7 Awards/picture sale at 6 p.m.
Coaches game at 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Nov. 7 Awards/picture sale at 6 p.m.
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary Schoolfor the week of Oct. 29. The children's
names are listed left to right. First row are Emily Yates, Billy Wilks, Lance Burger, Shane Pelkey, Leila Barber, Ben
Murphy and Steven Faasse. Back row are Chuck Carter, Logan Bystrom, Joey Mattay, Ginny Mazza, Wyndham
Riter, Brittany Parker, Jessica Beaulieu and Dante Marone. Islander Photos: Joy Courtney
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M NOVEMBER 7, 1996 0 PAGE 19 1I
for a day
in Anna Maria
It's good to be boss, especially when you're in fifth
grade. Anna Maria Elementary students received point-
ers from their mentors during a recent outing in which
they "wrested control" of Anna Maria.
Commissioners for a day included Jamie
Gregorich, Shawn LaPensee, Billy Malfese and Luther
Sasser with Ben Bryant serving as mayor.
Other participating fifth-graders, all of whom
live in Anna Maria City, included Sam Wolf and
Brittany Parker (public works), Katrina Lathrop
(building inspector), Natalie Powers and Aaron Way
(city clerks), Lindsey Elsworth and Kristin Dashiell
(sheriff's department), Tyler Krauss and Chris
Nelson (clerks of public works), Brian Faase and
Bobby Gibbons (post office).
The students were "voted" into office by drawing
names from a hat at school. Food for thought for the
presidential election in 2000.
New bosses in Anna Maria City
Seated are commissioners for a day, left to right, Jamie Gregorich, Shawn LaPensee, "Mayor" Ben Bryant, Billy
Malfese and Luther Sasser. The group is preparing to receive unconditional surrender papers from Commissioner
Elaine Burkly, Mayor Chuck Shumard and Commissioner Doug Wolfe, left to right. Islander Photo: David Futch
Looking like a box offreshly opened Crayola crayons the kinder-
garten/first-grade students in Lynne McDonough's class ended
their study of colors with a "Rainbow Parade." Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Paula Bryant
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MON SAT Breakfast 7-11 am Lunch 11 am-3 pm
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,3 OTHER SPECIALS INCLUDE:
S* Blue Crab Cakes (Two)
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lE PAGE 20 E NOVEMBER 7, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Nov. 1, criminal mischief, Anna Maria City Pier,
100 Bay Blvd. S. Person unknown cut the telephone
lines at the base of the pier. No suspects. No motive.
Oct. 27, criminal mischief/vandalism, 1603 Gulf
Drive, #28. The victim said she had left her residence
and on returning found her lights were off and the TV
cable was not working. She discovered the breaker box
had been turned off and the cable TV wiring had been
-cut. The lights were turned back on.
Oct. 27, vandalism, 2401 Avenue C. Two chil-
dren were suspected of throwing paint against the north
side of the house. Damage appeared to be minimal.
Attempt was made to talk to the juveniles but they re-
fused to answer their door.
Oct. 28, found property, 300 22nd St. N. A per-
son discovered a heavy-duty pressure sprayer covered
with blankets in his yard. Estimated value is $2,000. It
was taken to the police station for storage.
Oct. 29, criminal mischief, 2405 Avenue C. The
Michigan owner of a black Pontiac said an unknown
person or persons damaged his car by tearing the front
bumper and breaking the headlight assembly. In addi-
tion, both windshield wipers were bent and someone
had urinated on the hood of the car. Damage to the car
was estimated at $2,500. No suspects were seen.
Oct. 29, auto burglary, 1900 block Gulf Drive,
Coquina Park. Victim stated he parked his car at Co-
quina Park at noon. At 12:30 p.m. he returned to the
picnic area where he could see his car, but did not
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check on it until 1:30 p.m. when he discovered some-
one had punched out the lock on the passenger side.
Missing were several credit cards, a Florida driver's
license, several keys, a calculator and $200 in cash.
Oct. 30, battery, Bradenton Beach. Victim states
that she was at the beach when an unknown white male
approached and laid down next to her. Victim asked the
subject, who appeared to be intoxicated, if she could
help him and the subject grabbed her arm and twisted
it leaving black and blue marks.
The subject left and began walking north on the
beach. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches
tall, with four or five days beard growth, brown hair
and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
Oct. 31, assist in pursuit, Longboat Pass Bridge.
Bradenton Beach police assisted Longboat Key Police
in capturing a suspect who fled following a routine traf-
fic stop. After police boxed in the suspect on the bridge,
the suspect jumped into the water and swam toward
Beer Can Island.
An officer in the Longboat Key police boat and the
U.S. Coast Guard surrounded him on a sandbar. An off-
duty Bradenton Beach officer in civilian clothes jumped
in after him. A boat came along, picked up the officer and
took him where the suspect was standing on the sandbar.
When the suspect saw the off-duty officer, he
raised his hands and gave up.
The suspect was taken to Moore's Stone Crab Restau-
rant where Longboat Key police placed him in custody.
Oct. 26, domestic dispute and aggravated battery,
3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. A man was charged with
aggravated battery after he tried to get his four-month
pregnant girlfriend to leave a bar.
The man grabbed his girlfriend by the arm and
dragged her across the bar room floor on her knees.
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Both had been drinking heavily.
When officers arrived, the man was standing across
from his girlfriend with a pool table inbetween them. She
was using the pool table as cover because the man was
yelling at her and standing in a threatening manner.
Oct. 28, suspicious person, 300 block 73rd Street.
Officer responded to suspicious male walking west from
Palm Avenue and looking into people's garages and car-
ports. The officer was unable to locate the suspect.
Oct. 28, code violation, 103 77th St. The officer
responded to call about a catamaran damaging sea oats
at the beach. No one was at home but police and the
code enforcement officer found four other violations,
two vehicles and two boats with expired registrations.
Code enforcement to follow up.
Oct. 29, unknown problem, 100 block 29th St. A
man told an officer he had fallen off his bike and cut
his face in several places. The cuts did not appear to
come from falling off a bike. The man would give no
further information, but another man said there had
been a fight in the middle of the road.
Oct. 30, driving while license suspended, 5300
Gulf Drive. Officer observed a maroon Dodge leaving
the roadway and going over the center line. Officer
noticed before the stop sign that the female driver had
been brushing her hair while driving which may have
caused her to weave. A check showed she was driving
on a suspended license for failing to pay a parking
ticket. She was issued a summons.
Oct. 30, Clark Lane. A caller reported dogs bark-
ing continually. Officer found two shelties in the back
yard barking and waited to see if they continued for 10
straight minutes, which is a violation of city ordinance.
Meanwhile, the owner arrived home and was told the
dogs should be kept inside when no one is at home.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 7, 1996 N PAGE 21 IIB
Vandals struck a home on North Harbor Drive
several weeks ago, long in advance of Halloween,
draping a large tree with toilet paper. The resident
of the home said she has no children or teenagers,
and no reason as to why she was targeted. "They did
a good job of it," she said. Neighbors used brooms
and extension poles to clean the toilet paper out of
the tree. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 20
Oct. 30, property found, 7304 Holmes Blvd.
Found cat. Owner notified.
Oct. 30, domestic battery, 3006 Gulf Drive. A
boyfriend attempted to throw a woman and her mother
out of the house they had been living in for more than
a year. The woman told police the man had assaulted
her mother several days prior and she was afraid he was
going to assault her.
After police warned the man there would be
trouble if he returned to the house, the man returned
and assaulted the woman. He was charged with domes-
Award-winning Italian Continental Cuisine
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Adjoining Four Winds Beach Resort
An elegant resort on the Gulf of Mexico
2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
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1 Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Waffle Cones
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Joe's Eats & Sweets
The Best Homemade Ice Cream and
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If you can dream it, we'll make it!
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- PAGE 22 0 NOVEMBER 7, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Historic mullet run approaches
By Bob Ardren
The "Old Way" hand-thrown cast nets may
or may not be the best way to catch mullet. But the Old
Way is being reborn as the "New Way" in today's com-
mercial fishing industry in Florida.
Mullet, the fish that first brought Europeans to Florida
but now a fish so little recognized by most Floridians
that probably not half of them have ever tasted one is
preparing to begin its fall spawning run into the Gulf of
Mexico. The run will really get underway between now
and Thanksgiving, when huge schools of roe-bearing
mullet will move offshore to spawn.
And as they have for centuries, local fishers will be
A normally one-to-two-pound, somewhat fatty fish
that preserves well partially because of that oil, mullet
were once so plentiful off the West Coast of Florida that
fishers sailed long distances to net them here. The fish
were salted and eventually shipped by the boatload to
places like Havana, the Carolinas and even New York.
A century or more later the railroads came in and
with them came ice, so untold more tons of fresh mul-
let were shipped overland to anywhere people liked
fish. "Sometimes," Alcee Taylor of Cortez says, "the
shipments were re-iced along the way." One hopes so.
Alcee, curator of the museum in Cortez, also re-
members packing salted mullet into barrels ("A layer
of mullet, a layer of salt, a layer of mullet, a layer of
salt") and then helping load those barrels onto trains in
Palmetto for shipment all over the country.
Probably the closest we can come to the flavor of
salted mullet these days is somewhere between local
smoked mullet and the dried codfish you find in ethnic
markets. Personally, I love the flavor of creamed salt
cod over toast or biscuits.
Cast nets, the old way of catching mullet, are still
used in many parts of the world, and we're seeing their
re-appearance here in Florida in the wake of the net ban
amendment. Brutally hard work, throwing and retriev-
ing a cast net is now the only legitimate way left to
catch mullet in Florida.
But there are commercial fishers still strong
enough and determined enough to "cast their nets upon
the waters" to earn their living. Here's wishing them
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Stone crabs plentiful
Reports from fish houses at both Cortez and
Sarasota say the stone crab harvest is going very well
this season. That means there're more than last year, so
we might get lucky and see a retail price drop as the
season goes on. A good average now is $11-12 per
pound. At Star Fish Market in Cortez, medium claws
are $9.50, large claws are $11.50 and jumbos are
$13.50 (per pound). On Longboat at the Publix, medi-
ums were running a little more, at $14.95 per pound.
Catching your own a new way
In fact, there are reports of folks catching stone
crabs off the Venice fishing pier this year using those
fold-up style blue crab traps. Once trappers break off
the legal-size claws, the crabs are tossed back into the
Officials at the Venice pier tell me the number of
crab trappers is increasing weekly and almost all are
having pretty good luck. Time of day doesn't seem to
matter and, crabs being crabs, bait can be about any-
Calls to Island fishing piers reveal no one locally
seems to be trying their luck, so why don't you give it
a try? Remember that claws must be 2 3/4 inches from
the tip of the elbow to the tip of the immovable lower
finger to be legal. If both claws are that large, you can
break off both and the crab will still survive or so
I'm told although as a good environmentalist I like
to leave one claw on the crab to give 'em a better sur-
Claws are separated from the crab with a sharp down-
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Devil ray briefly at Mote
Three devil rays were captured off Longboat Key
late last week, according to Virginia Haley of Mote
Marine Laboratory. Two were taken over to Disney
World and one was released in Mote's large shark tank.
Mote's ray should be gone by now. Haley explains
that the filtering system on Mote's shark tank removes
algae from the water, and algae is exactly what the
handsome black-and-white devil rays consume. Plans
were to release the critter back into the Gulf on Tues-
The creatures were brought to Mote because scien-
tists there wanted a chance to observe and take some
measurements of the relatively rare ray that's some-
what smaller than its cousin, the manta ray. Mantas can
grow to a 10-foot wing span and top 600 pounds.
Devil rays rarely exceed a three-foot wing span,
according to Haley.
By the way, Disney does have tanks specially set
up for rays, so hopefully they'll survive over there in
land- and tourist-locked Orlando.
Dr. Gustavo Antonini of the University of
Florida's Geography Department and his crew of four,
plus volunteers, are conducting a survey of seagrass
beds, types of bay bottom coverage and tidal move-
ment in several small but critical areas locally this
week. It's part of a Florida Sea Grant and Regional
Harbor Board study to establish benchmarks, espe-
cially as they relate to anchorages.
The anchorage at DeSoto Point is being studied
this week after a similar effort in the downtown
Sarasota Island Park anchorage last weekend. Both
spots are extremely popular local anchorages, espe-
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This work comes as the Sarasota County Commission
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 7, 1996 E PAGE 23 --
Offshore grouper fishing outstanding
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Prior to the cold front that moved into central
Florida on Saturday night, offshore fishing turned on.
Capt. Joe Webb with Tommy and Beth Daniels aboard
caught 10 keeper black grouper, a like amount of am-
berjack in the 20- to 40-pound range and a couple of
An offshore trip Saturday with myself and three
others yielded our limit of 18 black grouper and two red
grouper. The largest black was 20 pounds.
Weather changes likely will get snook fishing and
the kings heated up. Go see Matt Bowers at Island Dis-
count Tackle and pick up a couple of rattletraps for
good snook action.
Gary at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are nailing a lot of sheepshead. Also, they're
catching flounder, rays and Saturday night four reds
were caught with one being close to 24 inches. Snook
are around but not hitting well, yet.
Sue at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 100 head of Key West grunts and
porgies. The six-hour trips averaged 85 grunts, porgies,
lane and mangrove snapper. The nine-hour trips aver-
aged 45 head of mangrove snapper and small grouper.
Bill at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers are
catching a lot of black drum, trout, flounder and red-
fish. Fishing has been good lately.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II. out of Annies of
Cortez said Spanish mackerel to 30 inches are within
a mile of Gulf beaches. Kings are four to 10 miles off-
shore. Bay action was fair last week with average
catches of redfish, snook and trout. Small white bait
worked but shrimp was the more consistent bait inside.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said 28 to 30 miles
offshore black grouper have been hot. George Reuss
released a 25-pound black grouper' There's also a ton
of bait and bonita six miles offshore with free-jumping
kingfish. Cobia on offshore reefs in large numbers.
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Capt. Mark Bradow caught a monster cobia of 63
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Azinger was fishing with Ron Stockton, son of PGA
professional Dave Stockton.
On my boat Magic we've been catching cobia and
yellowtail jacks along with a few snook. Offshore trip
Saturday saw us limit out on black grouper before
noon. Grouper to 20 pounds.
Capt. Tom Chaya says mackerel in the Gulf with
kings mixed in.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said kings are 10
miles out, grouper making a strong statement with fish
coming closer to shore. Plenty of reds and snook in the
Capt. Jonnie Walker out of Sarasota reports lots
of kings to 30 pounds on the three-mile reef. Cobia still
Angler's Repair reports Thom Smith caught
snook and reds last week. Thom said he was amazed at
how many big fish are still around.
Winners in the Nov. 3 horseshoe games
were John Gest of Bradenton Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were J. C.
Phillips and Wally Thornborough, both of
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Oct. 20, Boarding. A 14-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 20, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was boarded
in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a notice of viola-
tion for not having the entire registration number dis-
played on the hull, not having a throwable flotation device
and not having a charged fire extinguisher.
Oct. 20, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a sound-producing device
on board and having improper spacing on the hull reg-
Oct. 20, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 24, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's operator re-
ceived a written warning for not having the vessel's
registration on board.
Oct. 24, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's operator re-
ceived a written warning for having the hull registra-
tion numbers improperly spaced.
Oct. 24, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Little Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 24, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a
written warning for not having the vessel's registra-
tion or rental agreement on board and not having a
throwable flotation device.
Oct. 24, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 7, 1996 0 PAGE 25 jI
Smith, Bowers lead Islanders to sixth win
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club won its second straight
match 4-0 over the Tampa Bay Soccer Club Sunday in
St. Petersburg to improve their record to 6-1-1 for the
season. The Islanders were led by "man-of-the-match"
Andy Smith, mid-fielder Kenny Bowers and fan-of-
the-match and sponsor, Nancy Stork.
The Islanders got on the scoreboard in the 25th
minute when Bowers stole the ball in his defensive end,
dribbled down the wing and into the goal box where he
sent a drop pass to an onrushing Andy Smith who
"hammered" it past the helpless goalie. That score,
which would later prove to be the game winner, held
up until half-time, though the Islanders squandered
several other scoring chances.
The second half was played in much the same
manner. The Islanders controlled the ball and pushed
forward with ease, yet the score remained 1-0 because
the Islanders were either having trouble finishing, or
were stymied by referee rulings.
IFC finally got a little breathing room when "man-
of-the-match" Andy Smith again found the back of the
net on a "scintillating shot" that left the goalie totally
befuddled. Bowers crossed the ball from the left wing
that the "Canadian freight-train," Nick LeDuc, redi-
rected toward Smith. Smith gathered the ball in and
sent a high, curling shot into the upper left hand cor-
ner of the goal that the goalie could only admire.
Smith's hat trick was complete when Bowers again
stole the ball in his defensive end and dribbled the ball
down the left wing. Once again he spotted Smith
"hanging out" at the top of the goalie box. He delivered
the ball to Smith who hit a "superlative" shot into the
upper right corer to make the score 3-0 with 12 min-
utes to play.
The scoring was completed when Bowers again hit
a ball into the goal mouth. Rich Chichester took a shot
that was deflected by a defender to Joe Spagnoulo who
"pounced" on the loose ball to finish off any chance
Island Football Club's
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against a F.C. United
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A hotly contested match-
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The Island Football Club is back in action next
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264 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,236 sfla
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2906 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1,464
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3602 6th Ave., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,464
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 50x100 lot, was
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408 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,067 sfla
3bed/2bath home built in 1959 on a 52x145 lot, sold 10/3/
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501 59th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront lot, was sold
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6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 110 Playa Encantada,
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8302 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,208
sfla 2bed/2bath/3cp home with deeded boat slip and built
in 1986 on 8,400 sf land, was sold 10/1/96, Gregory to
Ransohoff, for $185,000; list $189,900.
877 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, Rod & Reel
Motel, an 11-unit (10 efficiencies and one owner unit)
3,631 sfla bayfront motel built in 1952 on 15,000 sf land,
was sold 10/1/96, Desmarais to Rod & Reel Motel Inc.,
for $974,000; list unknown.
105 11th St. S., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT LOT -
Spectacular Views Build your dream
home. See us for details on this new
Island listing- just reduced in price.
Call Horizon Realty of Anna Maria, Inc.
e_ C of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929
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WALK TO FABULOUS GULF BEACH
1.5 story, 4BR/3BA with updated guest apart-
ment. Completely remodeled. Like new.
2,400 sq. ft. of living area, vaulted modern
open design. 460 ft. to beach. $269,900.
Call Matt Stella CRS 795-0615
940 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1,930 on a
75x100 lot, was sold 10/11/96, Watts to Dean, for
$148,500; list unknown.
208 Cypress, Anna Maria, a Gulffront, ground-level
1,260 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcp home built in 1961 on a
68x100+- lot, was sold 10/11/96, Pears to Herreid, for
$455,000; list $470,000.
239 Willow, Anna Maria, a canalfront, ground-level
1529 sfla 3bed/3bath/lcp home built in 1965 on a
75x147 lot, was sold 10/11/96, Ward to Sullivan, for
$218,500; list $239,000.
266 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,522
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1993 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 10/7/96, Perico Shores Inc. to Terrell, for
$204,000; list $225,000.
316 Tarpon, Anna Maria, a canalfront lot measuring
75x110, was sold 10/7/96, Wilmore to Troesch, for
$145,000; list unknown.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander
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(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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A Golfer's Dream and Boater's Delight!
This immaculate, tastefully appointed 3 bedroom, 3
bath canalfront home has it all, including a boat dock
and davits on deep, seawalled channel plus executive
golf course located directly across the street. Ameni-
ties include gorgeous window and wall coverings, a
preferred split bedroom design with spacious living
room, gracious ceramic tiled dining room, expansive
family room with vaulted ceiling and sunny screened
lanai with built-in Jennaire range and wet bar. Also
offers a central vac, security intercom and sprinkler
systems! First rate tropical retreat for only $375,000.
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buys Neal & Neal
Neal & Neal, Realtors, of Manatee County got quite
a treat on Halloween.
National Realty Trust, owner and operator of
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, bought Neal &
With the addition, Coldwell Banker took over the
number one spot in Manatee County with almost 20 per-
cent of the market share.
In August, Neal & Neal's market share was 13.7 per-
cent while Coldwell Banker was at 5.6 percent.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed by either com-
"We are very excited to bring this fine company into
the Coldwell Banker family," said Michael Good, presi-
dent of Coldwell Banker West Central Florida operations.
"Neal & Neal's experience and reputation in the Manatee
county market coupled with our marketing tools and pro-
grams will allow us to help more buyers and sellers."
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL (941) 778-2291
SUN NOV. 10
1 TO 4 PM
525 Loquat Drive
Wonderful! 5BR/4BA waterfront family pool home!
Includes exquisite pine floors, vaulted ceilings w/
fans, fireplace, skylights, and dazzling bayviews.
Truly one of a kind! $395,000. Call 778-2291 Now!
Neal & Neal started in 1974 and has grown to five
offices and approximately 90 full-time salespersons in
Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Neal & Neal's existing Anna Maria, El Conquistador
and Cortez offices will remain open in their current loca-
Jeff Greenway, who now works as the manager of
Coldwell Banker's Manatee Avenue office, has been
tapped to run the Neal & Neal Anna Maria office. He was
at the Anna Maria office in Holmes Beach Monday bring-
ing new computers on line.
Greenway, who managed Coldwell's Manatee office
since April, 1993 and has been with Coldwell since 1988,
said he was excited about the merger of two first-class
"We're bringing four associates from the Manatee
Avenue office to the island and that will give us 18 at our
island office. We're also moving our island rental depart-
ment back to the island from the Manatee office,"
Greenway said. "I think people will be impressed when
we roll out our previews program for luxury properties in
the $350,000 and up range. It's a real knockout."
The Manatee Avenue Neal & Neal will merge with
Wedebrocinj e Compa
matching p. l pe r ties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of the Skyway, city pier and pristine nature.
TIFFANY 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, elevator. $185,000. #TDY15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 2BR/2BA, lushly landscaped backyard, en-
closed lanai, garage, potential for duplex. $139,900. #TDY16062.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, heated pool, private beach, desir-
able location. $1,895,000. #TDY16859.
3BR/2BA *MVP Seller will entertain offers between $110,000 -
$130,000. Dead end street. Great condition. #TDY17126.
PALMA SOLA *MVP Seller will entertain offers between $130,000
-$160,000. 1/2 block to Bay. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, caged pool,
large lot. Citrus, quiet street. #TDY17901.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
the Coldwell Banker Manatee Avenue location while the
Palm Aire office will merge with the Coldwell Banker
University Parkway location.
With the addition of the Neal & Neal offices,
Coldwell Banker will have 13 offices and more than 375
salespersons in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Mission
Viejo, Calif., has more than 300 offices nationwide.
Bill Davidson, former Neal & Neal managing partner,
will serve as Coldwell Banker vice president and district
manager for the Manatee region and the new homes di-
Pat Neal will continue to work as a land developer and
home builder under the name of Neal Communities.
North West Bradenton.2.3i .5BA. Clean as
a pin! Could il iat mother-in-law
quarters. Xt ell Weping, doctors and
schools. Ne ,tHifed, new central air/heat.
Now only $79,500.
Call Rosemary Schulte,
agent/owner, eves. 794-6615.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
*MVP Seller will entertain offers
between $130,000 $160,000.
Owner will finance Gulffront
condo that offers 2BR/2BA with
2-car garage. #CH57185.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
NEW LISTING 3BR/2BA well maintained home. Walk to the Bay. Brick fireplace in family room. Room for pool on
this lot. Fenced yard. $115,000. #17966. Call Carol Heinze eves. 792-5721.
NEW LISTING 2BR/1BA home on 1.14 acres. Fruit trees, storage shed, out building. Country living at its best.
$79,900. Call Horace T. Gilley eves. 792-0758. #17977.
GREAT LOT Get ready to build your dream home on this nice lot between Sarasota and Bradenton. Drive by 6976
Persimmon Place. Listed at $18,000. Call Connie Volts eves. 778-0399. #14532.
Fax: 941- 778-3035
All my listings can be seen on the world
wide web. WWW.PRUFLORIDA.COM.
Closed $1,865,000 in October 1996.
CANALFRONT HOME Beautifully maintained 3BR/2.5BA
home on Longboat Key. Fruit trees, pool. Located on ca-
nal with Bay access. Terrazzo floors, tile roof, and
screened courtyard. $295,000. #KS13327.
GULFFRONT TRIPLEX *MVP Seller will entertain offers
between $650,000 $790,000. Direct Gulffront. 4 units
beautifully fumished, excellent income. Contract with large
German travel agency. Walking distance to stores and res-
taurants. Laundry room, outdoor shower, guest bath and
shower downstairs. Walk around the Island from this super
ANNA MARIA Brand new Key West style home in the city
of Anna Maria. Gulfview from master suite. Steps to the
beach. 3BR/2BA with pool. Call for your private tour today.
CHARMING 2-STORY one block to sparkling Gulf. Apart-
ments in wonderful condition on quiet street. Shade trees
on deep lot with room to expand building or build pool.
Great income potential or owner occupy one unit.
MEXICAN VILLA Spectacular 3BR/3.5BA custom built
townhouse with 2 fireplaces, master bath with Jacuzzi and
large tiled shower. Gas heated pool surrounded by lush
landscaping. Steps to the beach. $349,000. #KS14412.
BEAUTIFUL BAY LAKES ESTATE HOME 3BR/3BA single
family home with solar heated pool. Ceramic kitchen, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, many ceiling fans. Lots of upgrades
done on this beautiful home. $175,000. #KS17777.
LIDO BEACH CLUB Direct Gutffront with Gulf and Bay view.
Super 2BR/2BA condo located minutes form St. Armand's
Circle. Heated pool, saunas, exercise room, library, party
room and on-site building manager. $239,000. #KS14051.
HARBOUR TOWNE Totally upgraded, new carpet and tile,
mirrored foyer wall, combination family room/kitchen. 50'
dock out your back door with no bridges to Bay. Commu-
nity pool, spa, tennis and clubhouse. $235,000. #KS67542.
BAY ISLES *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$330,000 $410,000. Key West style 3BR/2BA home
between Bay and Gulf. Lap pool, 24 hour security, access
to private beach, close to Gulf and marina. #KS11736.
Proudcorporat*e sp-ns.ors*oifiMoteMaine-. Laboiraor. Cain IuiJfor-aibrchureiand iscou.ntlcoupon
ISLAND VILLAGE. Stunning updated condo
with ceramic tile, wallpaper soft colors. 2BR/
2BA unit with a view of Tampa Bay and the Sky-
way Bridge. Short walk to beach. All this and a
Homeowner's Warranty. $121,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
NAUTILUS CONDO Tastefully furnished
ground level 2BR/2BA condo in Gulffront com-
plex. Updated decorating and appliances, open
kitchen, heated pool and tennis. Excellent in-
vestment condo with on-site management. Pos-
sible owner financing. Reduced to $165,000.
Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
WALK TO BEACH, shopping and restaurants
form this charming, refurbished, 2BR/2BA home.
Large deck, fireplace and pleasant surroundings.
$135,000. Call Pat Thompson 778-6439 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 \ hi
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ASSORTED SIZES OF Rolladen storm shutters.
Marble vanity double sink. 1989 Kawasaki jet ski.
Call for prices and sizes. 778-3960.
TWIN BED LIKE NEW, used 7 months. Foam
mattress pad, sheets, dust ruffle, bedspread, 2
throw rugs. $95 for all. 2 artificial trees $15 each
CASH REGISTER Royal CMS486, 8 department
plus 96 PLUs $75. Also 2 small 1.7 cubic ft. GE re-
frigerators $75 each. 778-4944.
ROCKER/RECLINER beige, like new $95. Double
keyboard organ and bench, lovely walnut piece of
furniture. Great tone, all instruction books $395
TWIN BEDROOM FURNITURE. Aubusson oriental
rug, 8'x 10'. 778-5427.
9' AVON R2.80, pristine condition. 778-6284
JENNY LIND CRIB and mattress. Excellent condi-
tion $50. Adjustable piano stool $20. TV cart, well
made, like new $20. 778-5522.
RATTAN SOFA AND 2 chairs $100. Call 778-3514.
WANTED OLD MIRRORS AND chandeliers, any
condition. Call 779-1103 for pick-up.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
HUGE YARD SALE Sailboat, B1yliner, car, clothes,
entertainment center, knick knacks, country crafts
'and more. 103 77th Street.
YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 9, 8 am. Great finds, fur-
niture, decorative items. 202 Peacock Lane,
GIANT SALE Sat., Nov. 9, 9 1. Furniture, house-
hold items, tools, color TV, ladies and men's cloth-
ing, drapes, bicycles, misc. 3018 Gulf Drive.
SPECIAL SALE LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift
Shop. Mon., Wed., Sat. 9:30 3:30. On premises
3r Longboat Island Chapel, 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
PLANT & GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Nov. 8 & 9,
8 ? Beautiful fern baskets, large variety of bloom-
ing foliage, plant tools, stove, clothes, misc. 208
and 218 82nd Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun., Nov. 9 & 10, 9 5.
Clothes, toys, stuffed animals, folding aluminum lad-
der, apartment size refrigerator. 501 Gulf Drive So.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 9, 9 3. Wicker sofa, file
cabinet, twin cannon bed, desk, men's clothes,
captain's chairs, sofa, other items. 2904 Avenue C.
FOUND YOUNG CAT, tortoise, large tail, at 71st
Street and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 779-2196.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND little league annual formatting
meeting, Wed., Nov. 20, 7:30. Adult general public is
welcome. Sign up: $5 membership fee entitles you to
attend the election meeting and receive information
by mail pertaining to little league. All adults interested
in coaching will be required to b a registered little
league member. For more details, call 778-1908.
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.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.
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.
1991 ISUZU TROOPER 4 x 4. Automatic, air, excel-
lent condition. $8,750. Call 778-3470.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.
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.,
AVON EARN MONEY for Christmas. Full or part time.
For information or to buy Avon call 252-4687 pager.
NEED MATURE LOVING SITTER for part time care
in my home. Must be reliable. 778-5215.
CROWN & THISTLE British Pub is now hiring for all
positions. Apply in person. 2519 Gulf Drive,
RETAIL SALES CLERK New business opening on
the Island is seeking an experienced individual who is
enthusiastic, energetic and great with people. Full or
part time. Call for appointment 778-4665 or 778-1582.
CIRCLE K ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full
and part time cashiers. Excellent benefits, great
opportunities for advancement. Retail experienced
preferred. Apply in person.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS needed for new Cortez
Road and Island offices. Top commissions paid,
training available. Join the professionals at
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. today. For a confi-
dential interview, call Georgia Anthony, Sales
Manager at 794-0007.
TIP OF THE ISLAND is now accepting applications
for breakfast cook/waitress. Call 778-3909.
DESK CLERK- EVENING SHIFT. For information,
please call (941) 383-2434.
SINGERS NEEDED Episcopal Parish on Anna
Maria is looking for all voice parts to supplement
existing choir. High school age and up. One service
and rehearsal per week. Good fellowship is the pay.
Contact Thom Tenney, Music Director at 755-9312.
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
Historical 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
EXPERIENCED L.P.N. licensed for medication ad-
ministration, diabetic tech and insulin injections and
blood sugar, wound care and companion. Phone
778-9277, leave message.
LOCAL R.N. with 20 years experience will help with
errands, check BP, blood sugar, etc. Caring and
professional. Local references. 778-1247.
PRIVATE HOME CNA with 20 years experience
available afternoons and evenings. Call 778-8208.
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
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
CEDAR BEACH HOUSE!!!
Close to bay & beach on the north end of Anna Maria.
Lush tropical landscaping surrounds this lovely home.
Just steps to the Rod & Reel pier. Just listed at $177,500.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gul Drive P 0 Box717 Ana Maria, FL34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
ON TWO BEAUTIFUL LOTS!
Charming two bedroom home offers potential to
create a lovely family home with two lots which
front two streets! Lovely Anna Maria neighborhood
and open view of Anna Maria Basin. Close to Bay
beach. Asking $175,000.
"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gu DrIe PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Floda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living
area with vaulted ceilings and master bed-
room suite on the 3rd floor. Offered at
Doug Dowling Realty
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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. Ironing too! Call Sharon
GENERAL CLEANING & REPAIRS Apartments,
condos, homes, rentals. Weekly, monthly, hourly or
one time. Dependable Island residents. Trustworthy,
IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service. Is-
land pick-up and delivery. Smoke free environment.
References available. Phone 778-2085.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Treat yourself to a
therapeutic massage. Very relaxing, stress and pain
relieving. Nationally certified massage therapist.
Very reasonable. Jeff, 795-8243.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Full and part
time places available now for 18 months through 5
years. Also, limited after school care. 778-2967.
FREEDOM CARE Save on health insurance. En-
dorsed by the American Small Business Association.
Choose your own plan. Call Arnold at 794-0567.
HOUSE CALLS HAIR & NAILS, tips and wraps,
pedicures. Insured, licensed and well experienced.
For appointment call 756-5669, leave message,
name and phone.
NEVER WAX YOUR VEHICLE AGAIN. Cars,
boats, airplanes we'll shine and protect them for
TENNIS LESSONS USPTA CERTIFIED pro. $25
hr.; $30 hr. semi-private; group/series discounts.
Racquets available. 779-1058.
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
PROCLEAN CARPET & FURNITURE cleaning.
High power truck mount extraction. 1 hour quick dry
service. Emergency water extraction. 12 years expe-
"'DIAL" DEBBIE DIAL
S 778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
'loniJ RE iK( Gulfstream
Debbie Dial R Gulfstream
Deb 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager 4. HOLMES BEACH, FL.
S Broker General Manager
Invites you to contact our rental
and sales professionals for any
of your real estate needs.
WAGNER REALTY 1
Offices Located in:
Anna Maria Island Palmetto
Longboat Key Bradenton
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 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential &
commercial. New construction or remodeling. In-
sured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or
ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE SERVICE Ceramic
floors, counters, baths. License 1165. Local resident,
references. (941) 778-1319.
TOM THE HANDYMAN Small jobs and odd jobs are
my specialty. Licensed and insured. Thomas Leddy
HOME MAINTENANCE REPAIRS over 35 years
experience in all phases for residential, condos and
mobile homes. Small jobs preferred. Bill 778-2409.
HANDYMAN LIGHT HAULING. Fix screens,
doors, painting, cleaning garages, trimming, etc.
Free estimates. Reasonable, honest, dependable.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE joint sealing, weep
holes, back-fill, commercial diving, erosion control,
dock repair. Local references, work guaranteed.
Call Cliff at 778-7367.
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.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
Fully furnished beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot
and parking. $275 per week, includes phone and
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. Off
season $700 mo., season $1,100 mo. 211 South
Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
ENCHANTING ENGLISH TUDOR home 4BR/3BA
, Gulfview on 3 lots of beautiful landscaping. Fire-
place, turret observatory, large screened porch.
Everything you could possibly want in a vacation.
Available Nov. and Dec. Call 778-2206 or 794-8202.
ANNUAL RENTAL Unfurnished 2BR/2BA with won-
derful Gulf view! Attractive and spacious $950 mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
SEASONAL 2BR/1 BA & EFFICIENCY apartment.
Nice and clean. Walk to beach. Sorry, no pets.
CASA SIERRA Relax for a great price! Our
2BR/2BA condos have privacy plus a huge
pool, beautiful gardens. Starting at $350 a
week. Call (941) 778-0032.
ANNUAL RENTALS in Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA
home with above ground pool, no pets $1,400 mo.
3BR/2BA canalfront home, no pets $1,000 mo. 2BR/
2BA canalfront home, no pets $900 mo. Smith,
Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive. 778-0770.
HOLMES BEACH Annual Rentals 2BR/1BA $625.2BR/
2BA $650. Nice, quiet locations. No pets. 778-0217.
CUSTOM 2BR/2BA home with 3-car garage, fire-
place and Jacuzzi in Anna Maria City. $1,100 mo.
Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. (941) 778-2291.
SEASONAL DIRECT BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage. Available Nov. 1 to April. $3,000. 778-9252.
Privacy plus on this 2BR/2BA canalfront home on
double lot in Anna Maria City. $1,000 mo. Call Betsy
Hills Real Estate, P.A. (941) 778-2291.
SEASONAL Available Nov to April 4BR/3BA pool home
on canal with view of Skyway. $2,200 mo. 778-9252.
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closets and whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened
deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock with electric and
water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and storage
under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
Asking $349,000 Please call 778-0217.
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GULFFRONT, BAYFRONT, CANALFRONT and no
front vacation rentals still available. Call Betsy Hills
Real Estate, P.A. (941) 778-2291.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rentals. Immaculate
1 & 2BR apartments, turnkey furnished. Stone's
throw to beach. Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
2BR/2BA GULFVIEW with beach access. Newly reno-
vated. Available Feb., Mar. $2,500 mo. 778-8401.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL cute 2BR/1 BA lower
duplex. Available Mar. $1,600 mo.; Dec. $350 wk.
ANNA MARIA HOUSE available Dec. 1. Steps to
beach. Remodeled, nicely furnished, citrus trees.
$1,200 mo., 4 months minimum $1,000 mo. (813)
BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/
2BA home, carpeted, huge deck. Available 2
weeks in Nov. and Dec. months of Jan. and Mar.
SEASONAL WATERFRONT 1BR/1BA overlooking
Gulf, across from beach. Large deck, covered park-
ing. $1,500 mo; less for 3 months or more. 778-0019.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car garage.
Available Nov., Dec., Jan. Tumkey, no pets. $2,400 mo.
778-9171 or 753-1620. Sand Pebble Realty.
DUPLEX 2BR/2BA lanai, carports, elevated on
lake. Turnkey. 3 month minimum $1,625 available
1/1/97 or unfurnished now $625, last and security.
SEASONAL RENTAL First time offered. Beauti-
ful Anna Maria Key West style home. 3BR/3BA,
spa, canal with boat ramp and large dock. Steps
to gorgeous Gulf beach. All dates open. $3,000
QUAINT FULLY FURNISHED 2BR/1BA home in
Anna Maria. Sunny screened porch, short walk to
beach, non smoking. $800 mo. (941) 792-8274.
RENTALS AVAILABLE Annual 1BR efficiency
across street from Gulf with pool. 1st, last, security.
$450 mo. Seasonal Sunbow Bay units. 2BR & 3BR
available. 3BR beach house, 2BR & 3BR canal
homes. Monthly or weekly rentals available. Pruden-
tial Florida Realty (800) 778-8448 or (941) 778-2055.
AVAILABLE NOV. DEC. Special waterfront, heated
pool, next to City Pier. 1 BR furnished $250 weekly or
$40 nightly. Call (941) 778-9188.
1BR/1BA FURNISHED, steps to beach. Includes
utilities. Available Nov. 20, 1996. Minimum 6 mo.
lease. $600 mo. plus $600 deposit. Call 778-8208.
EFFICIENCY MINIMUM 6 MO. LEASE steps to
beach. $450 mo. plus $450 deposit. 56th Street and
Gulf Drive. Call 778-8208.
1BR BAYFRONT APARTMENT suitable for 1 or 2
persons. No pets. $475 plus electric. Call 778-2619.
WANT TO TRADE HOMES for 1 or 2 months. Mine
in Dana Point, CA for your Gulffront. 778-2092 until
Dec. 1 or (714) 493-3537 after Dec. 15.
2 ANNUAL ANNA MARIA unfurnished, 2BR/1BA, car-
port, quiet. No smoking or pets. $600 & $700 + utilities,
references required. (860) 355-3009 or 778-3119.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL OR ANNUAL, fur-
nished or unfurnished, 1BR/1BA and 2BR/2BA.
Close to beach. Telephone 778-2969 or 778-4010.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT exclusive north end. Best
view. Top floor master suite, decks, tropical patio.
Unique. $1,000 wk., $350 weekend. January $3,000
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW 2BR on street along Gulf.
Quaint, quiet. Washer/dryer. Jan. -Apr. or Mar., Apr.
$1,100 mo. plus utilities, $400 wk. 778-0990.
SEASONAL AVAILABLE FOR winter season. Effi-
ciency and 1BR apartment starting at $1,200 per
mo., 3 mo. minimum. No pets. 111 36th Street,
Holmes Beach. 778-2071.
CHARMING 2BR GULFFRONT apartment. Walk to
shops, ground level, lovely furnished interior. Sea-
sonal, no pets. (941) 778-3143.
LARGE BEACHFRONT Anna Maria Island. Dec. Apr.
2BR/2BA. Everything furnished cable, microwave. No
children or pets. $1,000 mo. (941) 778-2884.
OFFICE FOR RENT 214 54th Street, Holmes Beach.
$110 mo. Call John Huth at 778-2206.
RETIRED GENTLEMAN LOOKING for sleeping
room or live-in to share cost. January to May, 1997.
Will cut grass etc. I own my own home in northern
Michigan. Call (616) 627-4219, ask for Jerry or write
PO Box E, Cheboygan, MI 49721.
EFFICIENCIES FROM $140 WK for one person from
$175 wk. for two. Excellent off season vacation and
temporary relocation rates until Dec. 15,1996. Haley's
Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-5405.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apart-
ments, 4-units furnished. Large lot with pool.
$449,000, by owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay Blvd.
TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced for quick sale. $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for
WEST BAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA ground
floor end unit. Sunny, renovated. Agents protected.
HOUSE FOR SALE Deeded boat slip, owner financ-
ing. 218 84th Street, Holmes Beach. 779-1074.
Mangroves & other native trees can be legally trimmed Under the
direction of a registered landscape architect. For details call Tom
at Eatman & Smith, a leader in in environmentally sensitive design.
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FOR SALE BY OWNER Beachfront 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage. Lot size 116 x 190. Call 778-9252. $469,000.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 8322 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. Lovely 2 story house, 2BR/3BA plus 2 large
bonus rooms, 2- car garage. Call 778-3836 for ap-
pointment to see. Will consider lease with option to
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA condo on Palma
Sola Bay. Deep water canal, dock & davits, sea-
wall, 2 pools, clubhouse, tennis. $159,900. (941)
792-7122 for appointment.
IRONWOOD CONDO 5th floor, on golf course. 1 BR/
1.5BA, partly furnished. By owner, 794-3687.
PERICO BAY CLUB Waterside Lane. Single story
end unit, 2BR/2BA, Bayside. Excellent condition,
professionally decorated, many upgrades. $114,900.
792-5218 for appointment.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Trailer, 2BR/2BA, new tile
floors, new carpet, remodeled kitchen, dishwasher,
14 x 10 storage shed, on canal, close to beach. Call
$49,900 INDUSTRIAL CONDO many uses: work-
shop, office, storage, small business. Yvonne
Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
BEST BUY close to beach, pool, 2BR/2BA condo,
turnkey furnished. $95,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
NORTH SHORE 2BR/2BA, den, art studio, caged
pool, steps to beach, great sunsets. $339,000.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
207-E 71ST STREET, HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA
1987 townhouse near beach. Quiet street, shell-
scaped, private backyard, excellent storage. No fees.
LAST WATERFRONT LOT IN Cortez Village. On
Seafood Shack canal to Intracoastal Waterway. Lot
size 75 ft. x 100 ft. with water on two sides, seawall,
fenced. Zoned RDD-6/CH for single family or duplex.
Only $117,500. Call Jim at 794-2479.
5400 GULF DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH Large 1BR
condo with screened/glassed Florida room in
Gulffront complex. Gulf views form all rooms.
$75,000. Call owner 778-1218.
HOLMES BEACH ELEVATED 4-Plex just redeco-
rated. Each unit 2BR/2BA, steps to beach, room for
pool. $339,000. 778-0217.
BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA elevated home. 3BR/
3BA, big boat canal and close to beach. No qualify-
ing, owner financing. $369,000. 778-0217.
DO YOU OWN A DUPLEX? Thinking of selling?
I have buyers. Please call Susan Hatch 778-7616
eves. Smith Realtors 778-0777.
ONE OF LIFE'S RARE OPPORTUNITIES! Canal
home with dock and davits in central Holmes Beach.
2BR/2BA, interior laundry, walk-in closets, Florida
room and all immaculate! Offered at $125,000. Con-
tact Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream
778-7777 for purchase arrangements.
RETIRE IN STYLE! Only $73,500 puts you in a turn-
key furnished home in Paradise Bay Estates. Close
to Bay and beach with docking available. Immediate
possession. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner,
Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
TRAILER ESTATES remodeled 1BR/1 BA home
in 55+ park with all amenities. Clubhouse, post
office, marina, pool, shuffleboard and plenty of
activities. Close to shopping and churches. Call
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream
778-7777. Offered at $28,700.
DO YOU OWN PROPERTY on the water on Anna
Maria/Holmes Beach that need a little TLC? Think-
ing of selling? I have buyers. Please call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves. Smith Realtors 778-0777.
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
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