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Verbal okay for walkway not binding: attorney
By Jeannie Friedman
Anna Maria City is not bound by the unauthorized
actions of Frank Tyndall, director of public works,
according to a legal opinion submitted by City Attor-
ney Robert W. Hendrickson.
At issue is a four-foot wide concrete walkway and
concrete footings within a rock revetment that were
installed after Anna Maria's Board of Zoning Appeals
and City Commission last year unanimously denied
approval for permits to construct the project at 408
South Bay Boulevard.
A special City Commission meeting was held
January 15 of this year for the purpose of addressing
Tyndall's actions. At that meeting, the director admit-
ted that he had verbally approved construction of the
In a letter dated May 18, City Attorney Robert W.
Hendrickson wrote, "It is our opinion that the Super-
intendent of Public Works does not have the authority
to approve construction of the concrete walkway
within the Preservation District."
Hendrickson's opinion was submitted at the re-
quest of Mayor Ray Simches. The document states that
Tyndall's authorization was beyond the power con-
ferred upon him by the city and is a violation of the
city code. The city, according to Hendrickson, now has
the right to take enforcement-action against the own-
ers of the property.
Additionally, it is Hendrickson's opinion that "...if
construction of the walkway within the Preservation
District is a violation of the comprehensive plan, pri-
vate citizens have the right to bring legal action against
the City to require enforcement if the City fails to act
on its own initiative."
The Bay Boulevard controversy started in May 1992
when the property owners applied for a permit to build a
wooden deck over the existing rock revetment and to con-
struct an elevated deck that would extend over the yard
setback into the preservation zone. The permit was denied.
In July of 1992, the owners petitioned the City
Board of Zoning Appeals for variances to permit con-
struction of both improvements. The zoning board
denied the request for a walkway but did conclude that
the deck conformed to setback requirements. The city
commission unanimously accepted the zoning board's
recommendation on September 22, 1992.
On October 13, 1992, a building permit was issued
for construction of the deck. The permit made no ref-
erence to the walkway.
After receiving a citizen's complaint, former com-
missioner Mary Ross alerted city officials that con-
crete footers had been poured and a walkway had been
constructed. She personally inspected the project and
wrote a memorandum to the commission on January
6, 1993. The January special session was held as the
result of that memorandum.
Hendrickson states, "Enforcement action should
be initiated by the superintendent, and the owners of
the property should be advised of their right to appeal
the enforcement action to the Board of Zoning Appeals
for review and recommendation to the City Commis-
sion. At that point, the city commission will be in a
position to either approve enforcement, deny enforce-
ment, or approve a variance for the walkway.
Can Sarasota Bay
The reports are in on Sarasota Bay, and they aren't
very good. After four years of intensive study by scien-
tists affiliated with the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program, Sarasota Bay damage has been chronicled and
the beginnings of restorative action determined.
It won't be easy, and it surely won't be cheap, but two
Sarasota Bay Program reports have outlined, how and
where to begin the restoration of the Bay.
Beginning this week, the Islander Bystander will pro-
vide excerpts from reports found in the Framework for
Action and Sarasota Bay: Reclaiming Paradise. The first
of these reports is found on page 6.
Yes, you can get
in in the mail
A recent postcard to the Islander Bystander from
George Kirk in New London, Pennsylvania tells us.
how much he and his wife "enjoyed our copies of your
Anna Maria paper during our winter stay!"
Kirk goes on to ask if he can get the paper mailed to
his northern home at a reasonable rate until he returns next
year and we're glad to say the answer is "YES."
For sometime now, we've run a subscription offer in
the paper, hoping to get quickly to the required quantity
to mail the paper at a bulk rate (affordable) and we're
happy to have accomplished our goal. We began mailing
with the March 18 "storm issue."
We hope the Kirks will be pleasantly surprised
when the Islander Bystander arrives in their mail box
this week along with a subscription notice for $26.00
for the annual mailing. (Also available for six months
at $18 and three months for $10 see the order form
on page five for Canadian rates and instructions.)
Pat Copeland joins
Pat Copeland, former managing editor of the
Anna Maria Islander Press until it closed in 1990,
has joined the editorial staff of The Islander By-
stander, announced Bonner Presswood, publisher.
Copeland began in the newspaper business
as a columnist for The Island Herald in 1981.
She has been a reporter for the Sarasota Indepen-
dent, the Bradenton Press, the Ellenton Press,
the Beachcomber's Island Sun and the Weekly.
She was also managing editor of the Bradenton
Press. Copeland and her husband, Doug, who
makes custom furniture, have lived on the Island
for 19 years. They reside in Anna Maria with
their two daughters, Layla, 15, and Anna, 12.
She is a founding member and recording sec-
retary of the Anna Maria Island Historical Soci-
ety and also a member of the Anna Maria Island
Art League, the Artists Guild of Anna Maria and
Roser Memorial Community Church.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters ................................................. Page 4
Those Were the Days......................... Page 5
State of the Bay .................................. Page 6
School Menu ...................................... Page 11
Easter Services..................................... Page 12
Fishing ............................................... Page 17
APRIL 1, 1993
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
[M] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 1, 1993 0 PAGE 2
Holmes Beach Mayor Pat Geyer has requested that
Holmes Beach have two representatives on the board
of the Island Transportation Planning Organization's
Board (ITPO). Presently, the three-member board con-
sists of one member from each of the island's three
The ITPO is in the process of updating its by-laws and
procedures. If it is to be governed by procedures that con-
form with those of the Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion (MPO) a coalition of Sarasota and Manatee County
planning officials membership would be based on an
equitable geographic-population ratio.
Geyer's rationale for asking that her city be al-
lowed to have two members on the board is that
Holmes Beach has twice the population as the other
two cities and is also larger in area.
Her request was made at an ITPO meeting at Anna
... and is ignored
by other cities
Elected officials from both Anna Maria City and
Bradenton Beach have rejected a request by Holmes
Beach City Council that the mayors step aside and al-
low only council members to serve on the board of The
Island Transportation Planning Organization (ITPO).
Holmes Beach Council members are displeased
with the present three-member board which consists of
Mayors Katie Pierola, Pat Geyer and Ray Simches.
Pierola is chair person of the group and is the island's
lone representative on the board of the Metropolitan
Last week, a motion was forwarded from the
Holmes Beach Council to Anna Maria City and
Bradenton Beach asking that city council members
take action to prevent mayors from serving on the
board. Both cities ignored the request and will leave
Pierola and Simches on the board.
Holmes Beach council member Don Howard, who
was recently removed from the board when Geyer
appointed herself as representative, is unhappy with
"When council members were representatives, our
intent was to represent the three cities rather than to be
a governing body. Mayors are less apt to get input
from council members and are likely to make deci-
sions on their own without consulting council," he
Though Howard is against the coalition of mayors
as the group's representatives, he stated that Holmes
Beach is likely to endorse leaving Geyer on the board.
"It's all mayors or none," he said." He added,
"Because of title and stature, mayors would dominate
the board and council members would yield to the
wishes of the higher ranking officials."
The Holmes Beach Council will discuss the issue
at a meeting scheduled for April 6.
New faces on
Three new members were
sworn into office recently
on the Holmes Beach City
Council. Pictured from
left is Councilwoman
Billie Martini, Council-
woman Mary Ellen
Reichard and Councilman
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Tingley Library work well underway Photo: Paul Roat
Construction workers are hard at it in Bradenton Beach building the Tingley Library behind City Hall. The
library is the result of the benevolence of Beulah Tingley, who left $450,000 for the construction of the
library after her death.
Anna Maria Commissioner,
Mayor say no to ATVs
Although Anna Maria City's Council approved the
use of all terrain vehicles (ATV) for this year's Turtle
Watch rescue efforts, Commissioner George McKay
and Mayor Ray Simches voted against the proposal.
The volunteer group headed by Director Chuck
Shumard asked council to endorse the use of ATVs to
expedite the transporting of turtle eggs from endangered
areas on the beach to the turtle hatchery in Anna Maria
City. Because of the recently completed beach
renourishment, the group will have a much larger area to
patrol this year and they expect greater wear and tear on
private vehicles which have been used in past years to
transport the delicate eggs..
McKay cast a negative vote because he has grave
concerns about allowing additional vehicles on the
beaches. Simches does not object to the use of ATVs,
but he believes that city council is the wrong forum for
the issue. He suggested that Shumard make the request
at a joint meeting of Island Cities Elected Officials.
Commissioners McChesney, Wolfe and Znika voted in
favor of the motion.
McKay praised the Turtle Watch organization and
Director Chuck Shumard but fears that vehicles have
already taken a toll on the beaches.
"I admire Chuck and will personally help transport
the turtle eggs, but the beaches should be kept natural.
There has to be another way to do this that won't do
Since the beach renourishment project began in
December, all types of ATVs have been traversing the
In addition to dozers, fork lifts and trucks used by
the dredging crews, vehicles belonging to the Florida
Department of Natural Resources are on hand as are
beach rakes and other types of machinery used by
county and local workers for maintenance.
If the three island cities approve of the proposal,
Turtle Watch will purchase two vehicles with funds
from a county contract. Use of the ATVs will be re-
stricted to four designated volunteers.
Roof negates house in Holmes Beach
Are Holmes Beach officials illogical?
City officials made an illogical claim when they
decided that Anson Jones owned one house, not two,
according to allegations in law suit filed against the
city last Friday.
The Holmes Beach property owner owns two houses
at 510 58th Street But, since the two structures are linked
together by a roof that also covers a pool and patio area,
the city ruled that Jones owns only one house. The ruling
prohibits him from renting the second house.
Additionally, the city claims that Jones is in vio-
lation of the Land Development Code because he has
a two-family house in a single-family zoning district.
Jones is challenging the city's zoning code and has
asked the court through the suit to issue a ruling by
interpreting the city's action against him.
The Anna Maria Fire District is asking businesses
and residents for donations to be used to complete a
training facility currently under construction behind
fire station #2 at 10350 Cortez Road.
The facility will be used to train volunteers and
fire district employees in search and rescue operations,
LP gas tank fires, second and third floor rescue and fire
suppression, and mobile home emergencies.
The land was donated and is being made ready for
asphalt and cement on which a tower will be con-
structed. A mobile home and an LP gas setup will be
placed on the property for training purposes. $65,000
is needed to complete the training center. To date,
$6,000 has been donated.
directly to jail
Mantie Randolph's boasting may lead to his
Last week, a resident reported to the Holmes
Beach Police Department that he knew the true
identity of a man who has been avoiding confine-
ment by lying about his identity. When the resident
heard Randolph boast about using an alias, he
shared the information with local authorities. A
warrant check revealed that four active warrants
were pending for Randolph's arrest.
In Manatee County, the defendant is wanted for
driving with a suspended license. In Sarasota
County warrants have been issued for possession of
marijuana and paraphernalia, failure to appear, and
driving with a suspended license.
In spite of his boast, Randolph had been arrested
last week by Holmes Beach Police for intoxication and
possession of marijuana but his use of an alias worked
in that instance. Officials did not discover his true iden-
tity and arrested him as John Doe.
Because of his concealed identity, Randolph's
arrest record was not discovered at that time.
Island no barrier
Frequently referred to as a sleepy community,
Anna Maria Island is wide awake when drugs are
the issue. Numerous arrests have been made on
drug related charges in the past few months. Five
more were made in Bradenton Beach last week.
In what appears to be a local war on drugs, the
Bradenton Beach police department zeroed in when
they received information that marijuana could be
purchased at an Avenue C residence.
Officers were told that a drug delivery would be
made at approximately 4 p.m. on March 25. After ob-
taining a search warrant, officers arrived in time to
observe two men making the delivery. After executing
the warrant, the officers found plastic bags filled with
the green, leafy substance and drug paraphernalia
throughout the house. Two men and two women were
arrested and taken to the Manatee County Jail.
In an unrelated incident, a Bradenton Beach of-
ficer was assisting a Manatee County Sheriff in
serving civil papers to a Ninth Avenue resident.
When the officers arrived at the home, they ob-
served six marijuana plants growing on a porch in
plain view of the door. The plants ranged in size
from ten inches to two-and-one-half feet tall.
After calling for back-up units, the officers
searched the residence and found additional marijuana
and drug paraphernalia. One male was arrested.
Holmes Beach Police on the move
By Jeannie Friedman
While residents and tourists enjoyed last week's
abundant sunshine, employees at the Holmes Beach
Police Department were too busy to take note of the
It was just a routine week with nothing out of the
ordinary going on no killer storms or bank robberies
- and still, the department responded to more than 100
Holmes Beach officers responded to alarms that
tripped accidentally; neighbors complained about dogs
barking and canines on the beach; officers were asked to
help motorists whose keys were locked in cars or whose
motors stalled; parents reported that their offspring had not
returned home; bikes were stolen; families had disputes;
residents complained about strange cars in their neighbor-
hoods; parties went on too long and the noise level got out
Got the picture?
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Martini to the
By Bonner Presswood
Newly elected and sworn in, but yet to preside at
a meeting, Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Mar-
tini has submitted a resolution to put the bite on the 65-
foot bridge at Manatee Avenue for council's consid-
eration at the workshop on April 8.
Martini's resolution calls for rejection by council of
the construction of a 65-foot high, fixed span bridge at
Manatee Avenue as currently proposed by the Florida
Department of Transportation. She also calls for rescission
of resolution 92-8, adopted by the Holmes Beach City
Council on June 16, 1992, which was in favor of the
FDOT proposal to build a 65-foot bridge.
If council passes the resolution, it goes to Mayor
Pat Geyer for approval. Geyer has indicated in the past
that she would veto any such resolution, however, her
veto would go back to council where a vote of four
members would reverse her veto.
Anna Maria City
Wed., 4/7: 7:30 p.m. Code Enforcement Board
Mon., 4/5: 7 p.m. Code Enforcement Board
Thurs., 4/1: 7 p.m. Employee Wellness Program
Tues., 4/6: 7:30 p.m. Regular Council
Other meeting of note
Sat., 4/3: 2 p.m. Save Anna Maria, Island
All three island city halls will be closed
Friday, April 9, Good Friday.
All meetings at city halls
unless otherwise noted.
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JJ THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I APRIL 1, 1993 0 PAGE 4
Storm critique should help
produce future results
Representatives of the Island Emergency Operations
Center (IEOC) met last week to critique their own perfor-
mance during the March 13 "no-name storm," and drew
some positive conclusions.
The IEOC answered more than 50 calls during the
storm, which began around 11 p.m. Friday night with
numerous downed trees and power lines, and didn't really
die down until Saturday afternoon after a roof blew off
around 2:30 p.m. at Westbay Point & Moorings.
For the sake of clarification, Chief Price explained
why so many people who tried to call Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach city halls got no answer when they
awoke to the storm. When the island emergency plan is
activated, representatives of the three island cities go to the
IEOC, the fire station next to Holmes Beach City Hall.
IEOC must notify Manatee County to activate special
phone lines which receive the calls forwarded from each
city hall so the individual city halls do not need to be
Unfortunately, it takes four to five hours to activate
these phone lines, because the IEOC feels they can not
afford several hundred dollars in monthly commercial
phone line charges to keep them activated year-round.
Chief Price says that until they can get Manatee County
Emergency Management Services (EMS) to provide the
lines free of charge, he will activate the lines when he first
receives a forecast of storms for our area in the future.
But a phone foul up was not the only communication
breakdown that surfaced at this critique.
It was strongly noted that Manatee County EMS per-
sonnel, the county commissioners and the sheriff s depart-
ment do not react to the reports of island officials.
IEOC members hope to solve part of the problem by
enacting their own "peace-time emergency plan" next
month. They hope to put their plan into effect with pro-
cedures that Manatee County officials will agree to.
That plan amounts to a directive to the county to let
officials on the island decide their own destiny in a storm.
To let them close the bridge to traffic coming to the island
with the exception of residents and necessary service pro-
viders. To declare a state of emergency and request and
receive evacuation assistance without having to debate the
seriousness of the situation with people who are some 10
miles from the beach.
There were a lot of positive ideas put into the plan for
action for the future, and we hope the IEOC will follow
through, as well as the cities. Everyone agreed for the need
for mutual aid between the cities and to watch Roy Leep
on WTVT-Channel 13 for a better forecast than the
Ruskin weather service and the National Weather Service
Bureau out of Miami provided.
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The article you printed about the arrest of James
Greig really stinks, and was a cowardice sucker punch
to one of this island's most loved and hard working
people, namely his mother Linda.
Doesn't decency count for anything at your paper?
If you can't understand the concept of this "Island
Family" you ought to pull stakes and get out of town.
* Publisher's Note: I've known the Greig family since
my children attended Anna Maria Elementary with
members of their family almost 16 years ago. I dis-
tinctly remember Jamie from my daughter Kendra's
fourth grade class and little league. He was a great kid.
We were deeply saddened by the news that Jamie had
been arrested again, especially for stealing from his
family. But as a publisher, I also have a responsibility
to report the news whether it saddens me or not.
Prepared and ready
We the City Clerks, Building Official and the
Mayor feel very bad about the cartoon in the March 25,
1993 edition of your newspaper. It made fun that no
one was at our city hall during the March 13 storm. It
was a police decision not to open our city hall. One of
the main ideas of emergency management at our Fire
Station in Holmes Beach is to centralize in one place,
to make the decisions to evacuate, and to have the
phones at each City Hall forwarded to the Fire Station.
Anna Maria City Hall did open, and they also
manned the Fire Station. This seems the best way to
serve the needs of all citizens.
The entire staff of our city was prepared and very
willing to be at city hall to assist in the emergency.
Citizens may rest assured that the phones will be ac-
tivated and city hall will be opened in a future storm
Thank God the island was spared this time.
Mayor Katie Pierola
City Clerk Alice Baird
Building Official Joseph Romano
Deputy Clerk Sarah Kaufmann
Don't forget the
My pet peeve is one which should concern all the
citizens of Holmes Beach who like to walk, ride a bi-
cycle, or roller skate and have to cross over our busy
intersections, especially in the tourist season; this be-
ing that we have no marked pedestrian cross-walks
here as they do in Anna Maria City.
I have brought this up to the city council in the past
and, even though they agreed that we should have a pe-
destrian cross-walk sign at the corner of 56th and Marina
Drive where the Island Branch Library is and which hap-
pens to be the area in which I live, nothing has been done
about it. I must admit it is my failure also for not follow-
ing through and seeing that it was taken care of.
There is an elderly woman who lives on our street
who can't drive anymore because she can't see at all
out of one eye and not too well out of the other and
who must walk across this intersection at least once a
week to get her meager supplies. It is a miracle that she
is still alive today.
This is to say nothing of the comer of Gulf Drive and
Marina where we have stop lights, but still no pedestrian
crossing sign on the lights. To make matters worse for pe-
destrians, cars can keep turning right on the yield sign.
This is the main intersection in Holmes Beach and, believe
me, you definitely do take your life in your hands when
you cross this corner in any direction.
With all the automobiles on the road today and so
much talk of trying to decrease traffic, do they ever
give a thought to the poor pedestrian living on this
small island who came here to get away from such traf-
fic hazards and to gain some peace of mind? How can
he achieve such peace of mind if he is in constant fear
of being run over and has to dash for his life just to get
across the street?
This is a small community and, even though we have
to face the fact that it is at times overrun with automobiles,
can't we at least help to make it safe and pleasurable for
those who still like to enjoy a slower pace for as long as
they can? I'm sure we would find more people walking
and leaving their cars at home if we did.
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, the Saga of Anna Maria City, 70 years old
this year, by June Alder
The meetings that led to the founding of the City of Anna Maria in 1923 were
held in this bath house located approximately where the Sandbar Restaurant
now stands. The postcard photo was taken in 1926 of a meeting of the local State
of Maine Club.
FLORIDA IS GROWING WITH
Letter to the Evening Herald,
March 31, 1923-
After making my winter home for
four or five months a year for the last 10
or 12 years in Florida, and very care-
fully studying every part of the state and
every phase of industry, I am convinced
that this is to be one of the richest states
in the Union.
Indicative of the tendency of outside
people to spend their winters in Florida,
I am just in receipt of a letter from Mr.
J. D. Rahner, General Passenger Agent
of the Florida East Coast Railway, stat-
ing that since January 1st his road
handled 600,000 passengers. So great
has been the travel to the state this year
that reservations out of Florida have to
be made sometimes two or three months
in advance if one wants a drawingroom
or a compartment. Similar conditions
have existed on other roads bringing
passengers to Florida.
This business is bound to increase
very rapidly. We have only seen the be-
ginning of it.
I have on my desk at the moment a
clipping from the Wall Street Journal
stating, for instance, that twelve hotels
are to be built at Miami Beach this sum-
mer. But what is going on at Miami and
Miami Beach-for they are both grow-
ing with wonderful rapidity-is merely
typical of what is going on all over
Florida, with the exception, perhaps, of
a few towns here and there which have
not yet struck their stride.
Richard H. Edmonds, Editor
Manufacturers Record, NYC
* Their faces ruddy with the last rays
of.the setting sun fanning out above the
Gulf, they hurried up the beach from
where they had hitched their horse and
wagon, a tall red-headed man carrying
a lantern in his hand and a short, plump
woman with a shawl pulled tightly
around her shoulders.
On this chilly winter night, Febru-
ary 27, 1923, they had come to Anna
Maria Beach from their place two-and-
a-half miles down the island for the sec-
ond meeting of the incorporation com-
mittee. It was being held at the bathing
pavilion not because a large crowd was
expected, but simply because it was the
only structure around with electric
lights (powered by a generator, of
course, since power lines had yet to
reach the Island).
No one was more highly respected
on the Island than Sam and Annie Cobb.
Both now in their 50's, they had arrived
in 1895 to farm 165 fertile acres at the
heart of Anna Maria Island where there
was a small natural harbor on the
Bayside. Sam was a boat-builder by
trade, and after his homestead was
"proved up" in 1903, he established a
boat yard-the Island's first business.
By 1923 his son Louis and other rela-
tives were involved in the successful
operation, but Sam was aware that oth-
erwise, the Island was not on the move
Cobb's opinion carried a great deal
of weight in the discussion that evening.
The proposal for banding together with
his neighbors up at the point made sense
to him, and he said so. That was all the
encouragement the Anna Maria contin-
Cobb got the honor of making the
motion officially authorizing local at-
torney and state representative Wallace
Tirvin to apply to the legislature for a
charter that would create for a munici-
pality "to be known as the Town of
Anna Maria." The new town would not
only consist of the down-on-its-luck
resort with a dock and a few cottages,
but encompass approximately two-
thirds of the Island's real estate.
"The founders" must have left the
pavilion feeling well satisfied with them-
selves. A prosperous and growing Anna
Maria was surely in the making. Sam
Cobb, for one, was already thinking of
subdividing some of his acres of empty
farmland for residential development.
But pitfalls lay ahead. Not everyone
wanted to emulate Miami Beach, grow-
ing with such wonderful rapidity.
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State of Sarasota Bay
By Mark Alderson, Program Director
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program
During the past 50 years, human activities have
caused a slow but steady decline in the general health of
Sarasota Bay. The people of Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties are now realizing the extent of damage that began with
massive dredge-and-fill projects in the 1950s. The dam-
age continued with the community' s rapid growth and
Only recently has the community noticed improve-
ments in the Bay, largely as a result of concerted govern-
ment action to improve water quality through better
wastewater treatment. Still, past destruction of seagrasses
and mangroves, and continuing pollution from wastewa-
ter and stormwater, present a major challenge for the stew-
ards of Sarasota Bay.
Sarasota Bay: A Framework for Action describes the
state of the Bay in detail, presenting the most comprehen-
sive technical inf. nation ever compiled on Sarasota Bay.
Scientists report on nature's indicators water and sedi-
ments, fish and shellfish, seagrasses and mangroves to
define the extent of Bay problems. This work, conducted
by some of the state' s finest estuarine scientists, reveals
a natural resource in jeopardy. In fact, past alterations to
the Bay have been so dramatic that restoration to a pris-
tine condition will not be possible.
Significant improvements in Sarasota Bay can be
made, however but only through intensive community
action. In this spirit, Sarasota Bay: A Framework for
Action suggests solutions to Bay problems for community
discussion. By the summer of 1994 a firm plan of action
will emerge, including financing strategies and agency
With the involvement of area residents and concerted
effort by local, state and federal governments, a better
balance between human uses and the health of Sarasota
Bay can be achieved. The area' s economy and its resi-
dents' quality of life depend largely upon the community'
Circulation is the movement and mixing of water
throughout the Bay, important to its water quality because
this movement disperses pollutants, while distributing
organic matter that contributes to the Bay's food web.
Much of the environmental damage to Sarasota Bay
occurred during the 1950s and 1960s, through construc-
tion of the Intracoastal Waterway and canal communities
throughout the region. These dredge-and-fill projects cov-
ered productive seagrass beds that once provided habitat
for fish and other Bay life. Dredging projects also changed
water circulation and salt content (salinity), extensively
altering habitats for finfish and shellfish. Damage to the
Bay from altered circulation was exacerbated by
stormwater and wastewater pollution as the area rapidly
Projects proposed to enhance water circulation, such
as reopening Midnight Pass, have been hotly debated,
polarizing the community. Enhancing water circulation in
Little Sarasota Bay by opening Midnight Pass would sig-
nificantly improve water clarity in the general vicinity of
the pass, in addition to improving circulation from Coral
Cove to Blackburn Point. However, circulation would
decrease near Phillippi Creek and in southern Roberts
Bay, increasing the potential for pollutant impacts.
Preliminary information suggests that circulation in
northern Sarasota Bay is significantly influenced by the
Manatee River. Ongoing investigations will further define
the river's impacts on the Bay.
Pollutant Sources, Water,
and Sediment Quality
The principle pollutants of concern in Sarasota Bay
are nutrients (primarily nitrogen) and toxic substances
(heavy metals and pesticides). An over-abundance of ni-
trogen harms the Bay by increasing algal growth, which
reduces light penetration to submerged grasses and,
through biological and chemical processes, depletes oxy-
gen from the water. Toxic substances such as heavy met-
als and pesticides can be deadly or may interfere with re-
production or larval development in fish and shellfish.
Human-induced sources of nitrogen include
stormwater (including fertilizers from lawn care and ag-
riculture), wastewater (including small and large waste-
A N NA
water-treatment plants) and groundwater (from septic
systems and small treatment plants).
Current nitrogen loadings into Sarasota Bay are
approximately 300 percent of what existed before the re-
gion was developed. Nitrogen loadings are projected to
increase only 8 percent during the next 20 years, and 16
percent when the area is fully developed according to
Improvements at wastewater-treatment operations
in Manatee County and the City of Sarasota contributed
to improved water quality in the central and northern por-
tions of Sarasota Bay. Both plants pump the nitrogen-rich
treated wastewater to irrigate golf courses and farms,
where the water and nitrogen are needed. Expansion of
reuse systems at both plants is underway. Reusing treated
wastewater for irrigation reduces nutrient pollution of the
Bay and uses limited water resources more efficiently, by
replacing potable water as a source of irrigation.
Achieving Advanced Wastewater Treatment
(AWT) standards at the City of Sarasota' s plant in 1991
reduced the plant' s nitrogen loading to the bay by 80-90
percent, resulting in a 14-percent decline in Baywide ni-
trogen loadings. The plant now contributes less than 3
percent of the Bay's total nitrogen loadings.
The amount of nitrogen that may be introduced into
Sarasota Bay from wastewater-treatment plants is regu-
lated by law; nitrogen pollution from septic systems is not
regulated by federal, state or local laws, however. Septic
systems remove bacteria to prevent hazards to human
health, but removing nitrogen to protect water resources
is not the primary function of a septic system. Residual
nitrogen from septic systems is transported to the Bay by
Wastewater treatment in the Little Sarasota Bay
region of Sarasota County is provided by 45,000 septic
systems and 71 small wastewater-treatment plants, some
of which can load nutrients similarly to septic systems.
Septic systems in Sarasota County contribute ap-
proximately four times more nitrogen to the Bay through
groundwater transport than the City of Sarasota' s waste-
water-treatment plant discharges into Whitaker Bayou.
Baywide, stormwater contributes approximately 50
percent of Sarasota Bay's nitrogen content.
Land uses are important in calculating stormwater
loadings of nitrogen into the Bay. Land uses in the Sara-
sota Bay region include 40 percent residential, 10 percent
other urban development, 10 percent agricultural and 40
percent natural or pasture land.
Residential land uses contribute 30 percent of nitro-
gen loads to the Bay. High nitrogen loads from residen-
tial areas are associated with the use of nitrogen-based
fertilizers in yards.
Stormwater pollution can be reduced in developed
areas by improving existing stormwater-management
structures, reducing erosion and improving landscape-
maintenance practices. For example, an estimated 30 per-
cent less nitrogen will reach Sarasota Bay from Clower
Creek in Sarasota County when stormwater management -
is improved in the area. Also, up to 80 percent of sus-
pended solids, which decrease water clarity, will be re-
moved before they reach the Bay.
Both Manatee and Sarasota counties have developed
Stormwater Environmental Utilities to improve
stormwater management. Sarasota County has adopted a
fee structure and is planning improvement strategies for
priority areas, including Phillippi Creek and Hudson
Bayou. Manatee County is expected to adopt a fee struc-
ture in 1993.
The major source of heavy metals and pesticides in
Sarasota Bay is stormwater runoff, except in the case of
zinc, which is largely deposited by rainfall directly on the
Heavy metals include elements such as lead, copper
and cadmium. Lead and cadmium come from vehicle
emissions and deterioration of brakes and tires. These
metals collect on pavement and, when it rains, run into
Sarasota Bay through the tributaries. Copper, often found
near marinas, is thought to be associated with antifouling
bottom paints used on boats. Copper-containing herbi-
cides may be another source. The source of atmospheric
zinc is undetermined.
Levels of metals in shellfish were usually far below
federal guidelines for health and safety, but were well
above the averages in Florida for lead, zinc and copper.
While few toxic substances were found in the main
part of Sarasota Bay, heavy metals (copper, zinc, and lead)
were found in elevated levels in the creeks and bayous
flowing into it. Concentrations of heavy metals in some
sediments were found to be at levels of ecological risk, but
posed no risk to humans Pesticides were also found in
trace amounts in sediments in these low-salinity areas.
The combined effects of toxic substances found in Sara-
sota Bay are a source of additional ecological concern.
The concentration of toxic substances in vital low-
salinity environments is of concern because fish and shell-
fish require these habitats during their sensitive juvenile
and Bay-Bottom Habitats
Healthy wetlands and bay bottoms are important to
the vitality of Sarasota Bay because they provide food and
shelter for Bay life. Wetlands, which include freshwater
and intertidal habitats, also filter pollutants and help regu-
late the flow of fresh water into the Bay. Intertidal habi-
tats, salt marshes and mangroves also help protect shore-
lines from erosion. Some Bay bottom habitats include
seagrass beds, oyster reefs, sand and mud. Seagrasses
support the Bay's fisheries, contribute to the food web and
The area of intertidal wetlands Baywide has de-
clined 39 percent since 1950, and additional declines are
likely as residents justify mangrove and wetland removal
as a proprietary right.
Settlement patterns in Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties account for the majority of wetland loss. In Manatee
County, agriculture and development began on the Mana-
tee River, then moved westward to the Bay. This led to the
destruction of many freshwater wetlands, but allowed
recent regulation to spare many mangrove wetlands on
Bay. Conversely, in Sarasota County growth centered on
the Bay, leading to destruction of 80 percent of the natu-
ral mangrove shoreline but sparing many freshwater sys-
The quality of existing wetlands, both fresh and salt-
water, depends on the amount of distur-
bance by people and nature.
Radical pruning of mangroves does
not appear to be common practice. While
about 33 percent of mangrove wetlands
show some amount of trimming, only
seven percent of the total remaining man-
grove wetlands are pruned to less than
one-third of their natural height. In com-
parison, about 66 percent of mangrove
wetlands are affected by encroachment of
non-native plants, such as Brazilian pep-
per and Australian pine.
From 1975-91, 16 percent of all
freshwater wetlands in the Sarasota Bay
watershed were lost at an average rate of
85 acres per year. Non-forested wetlands
(grassy marshes) were hardest hit, with 35
percent lost during the same period.
Seagrasses currently cover about 26
percent of the Bay' s 33,000 total bottom
Although seagrasses have declined
approximately 30 percent Baywide, areas
such as New Pass and Longboat Pass
show sustained and significant increases in
seagrass coverage. The increases near
Longboat Pass may be due to new growth
on shoals created by dredging, while at
New Pass, better water quality appears to
be allowing seagrasses to grow into deeper
Significant shifts of seagrass species
(from Thalassia to Halodule and Ruppia)
in Little Sarasota Bay indicate declining
water quality there. Thalassia (turtle grass)
generally requires better water quality than
Halodule (shoal grass) or Ruppia
Extensive acreage on the Bay's bot-
tom was altered to create homesites and
boat channels during the 1950s and 1960s.
Many of these disturbed areas are now
"sinks" for fine-grain sediment and pollut-
ants. Approximately 15 percent (4,800
acres) of Sarasota Bay's bottom has been
disturbed; many of these disturbed bot-
tom areas are anoxic (no oxygen) or hy-
poxic (low dissolved oxygen) and can no
longer support diverse aquatic life.
A productive fishery contributes to
the Sarasota Bay area's economy and
quality of life. Given that almost 50 per-
cent of Sarasota Bay is less than three feet
deep, the Bay is a prime area for flats fish-
ing by recreational anglers. Sarasota Bay
is also home toCortez village, one of the
oldest commercial fishing centers in
Florida. Recreational anglers may hook
trout, redfish and snook, while both com-
mercial and recreational fishermen net
mullet in the Bay.
Declines in water quality and pro-
ductive habitats, combined with increased
fishing pressure, have resulted in reduced
fisheries in Sarasota Bay. Landings of sea
trout by commercial and recreational fish-
ermen combined are down by 50 percent
from 1950's level; environmental alter-
ation and degradation is the most likely
cause of the decline. The average recre-
ational angler in Sarasota Bay now catches
one "keeper" fish every three to four
Preliminary information suggests
that small artificial reefs for seawalls in-
crease fish abundance in residential canals.
An average of 250 fish were found in ca-
nal locations with the reefs; no fish were
found in locations without the structures.
Recreational use of Sarasota Bay -
including swimming, boating, fishing and
the most-often-cited recreational activity,
simply enjoying the view contributes to
the area' s economy and quality of life.
Increased use of Sarasota Bay has
resulted in areas of conflict between user
groups (anglers vs. skiers, boaters vs.
swimmers). Areas of conflict are the Intra-
coastal Waterways (ICW) around
Phillippi Creek, Manatee Avenue Cause-
way, Venice Inlet, Big Pass, Longboat
Pass and the ICW entrance to Big Sarasota
Bay just south of the Sister Keys.
A public-opinion survey conducted
by the Sarasota Bay Program concluded
that people are not well-informed about
the Bay's problems, but are willing to pay
for improving it.
Most existing educational opportu-
nities related to Sarasota Bay emphasize
identification and functions of natural sys-
tems; they rarely focus on Bay problems
and their solutions.
Although damage to Sarasota Bay is
extensive, improving the Bay is possible
and financially feasible. Management ap-
proaches suggested in Sarasota Bay: A
Framework for Action focus on major
problems of the Bay: wastewater,
stormwater and habitat loss. Additional
areas for discussion include fisheries man-
agement, recreational use, overall man-
agement of the Bay and citizen involve-
ment in Bay restoration and protection.
Most Bay-restoration strategies will
need to be tailored to regional priorities
within the Sarasota Bay watershed. For
example, Sarasota County' s dramatic loss
of mangrove wetlands requires emphasis
on restoration, while the existence of
many mangrove areas in Manatee County
points to a need for continued protection.
Likewise, determining priorities be-
tween stormwater and wastewater solu-
tions needs to be applied on a regional
basis. Although stormwater runoff con-
tributes 50 percent of nutrients baywide,
wastewater is of equal concern in Sarasota
County, where septic systems and package
treatment plants contribute a high percent-
age of nutrients. Eliminating pollution
from both wastewater and stormwater
would be extremely effective in reducing
nutrient and toxic pollution in that area.
Moreover, some strategies, such as
improving residential lawn care and water
conservation, can be applied Baywide. An
overview of potential Bay-management
strategies is provided in Chapter -.
Save Sarasota Bay
In summary, information collected by
the Sarasota Bay Program reveals that
many of the dramatic changes in the Bay
have already occurred. Signs of healing
are apparent in some areas, while others -
particularly the tributaries and parts of the
southern Bay may no longer be fulfilling
their natural functions.
By pursuing National Estuary Pro-
gram status for Sarasota Bay, the local
community expressed a desire to restore
Sarasota Bay to a past, less -damaged con-
dition. Sarasota Bay: Reclaiming Para-
dise suggests ways the community can
improve the Bay. However, the question
remains, "How much of an investment of
effort and resources are citizens willing to
make to restore the Bay?"
The people of Manatee and Sara-
sota counties will have an opportunity
to answer that question during coming
months as Sarasota Bay: A Framework
for Action is reviewed. The challenge
facing the people of Sarasota Bay be-
tween now and June 1994 is to deter-
mine priorities among potential solu-
tions and implement a comprehensive
strategy to improve Sarasota Bay.
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McChesney got stuck in high water but perse-
vered; McKay and Simches manned the fire station;
Znika fielded phone calls; and Wolfe viewed the ex-
perience as a valuable drill. Without exception, Anna
Maria's commissioners came out in full force to help
the city through the horrendous storm that struck the
island in mid March.
"We were at our battles stations and they were
manned in one-half hour," Anna Maria Commissioner
Doug Wolfe said about the council's performance
during the recent storm. "It was an actual happening,
and also a drill," he said.
While calls to the Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach City Halls remained unmanned and phones
went unanswered, Anna Maria City's commissioners
A total of four bids to dredge Lake LaVista in
Anna Maria City were received by city hall prior to the
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, deadline..
The bidders are Pinellas Marine Construction,
Clearwater $49,250; Florida Dredge & Dock, Safety
Harbor $25,930; Subaqueous Services, Ft. Lauder-
Guild to hold
Sidewalk art show
The Anna Maria Artists Guild will hold a "side-
walk" Arts and Crafts Fair on Thursday, April 1, and
Friday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Island
Shopping Center in Holmes Beach.
Vendor spaces are available for a $10 donation.
Call Helen Webb at 778-6559 or the Guild Gallery at
Everyone is invited to enjoy the outdoors while
browsing on the shaded sidewalk.
Father Welsmiller to be
honored at luncheon
Father Francis Welsmiller, the founding pastor of
St. Bernard Church in Holmes Beach, will be honored
at a luncheon to be held Easter Sunday, April 11.
"Father Wels," as he is affectionately known to his
friends, founded the Casa de San Jose in Colima,
Mexico, 20 years ago. The Casa is home to some 80
infants and children who have been abandoned or are
orphans. They are fed and clothed and educated by the
good father. Father Wels' needs are many and he is de-
pendent upon the generosity of his stateside friends to
continue in his work.
Donations may be made to The St. Joseph Family
Foundation, Care of St. Bernard Church, P. 0. Box
1036, Holmes Beach, FL 34218.
Reservations for the luncheon can be made by
calling Gloria Hill, 778-1244; Terri Richardson, 795-
2676, or the church office at 778-4769. Cost is $8 for
adults and $4 for children.
Market set April 10
The Anna Maria Island PrivateersThieves' Market
will be held Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Holmes Beach City Hall field.
Over 100 folks will be offering treasures for sale and
various food vendors will have their goods to offer.
Spaces are available to anyone wanting to join the
Privateers in offering treasures for sale market spaces
are $10 for a single and $15 for a double space.
For further information or to make a reservation
for a market space call 778-0474 or 778-5934.
Minnesota Club to meet
The Minnesota Club will hold its monthly meet-
ing on Monday, April 5, at the Seafood Shack in
Cortez starting at 11:30 a.m.
For reservations, call Betty Iverson 792-3304.
were fielding calls, preparing to open two emergency
shelters, and dispensing green island stickers, in a "col-
legial spirit of cooperation."
At this week's city council meeting, Commis-
sioner Max Znika reported that on Saturday, March 13,
Anna Maria's commissioners answered 74 phone
calls, 13 of which were from Bradenton Beach and
After she maneuvered her car through a flooded
street, Dorothy McChesney prepared for the worst by
making the necessary arrangements to have Roser
Church and city hall readied in the event that emer-
gency shelter became necessary.
"We just want the people to know that this com-
mission cares," Mayor Simches said.
dale- $18,711.50 and Aztec Development, Orlando -
A special commission meeting will be called ei-
ther Thursday, April 1, or Friday, April 2, to evaluate
and award the bid. Contact Anna Maria City Hall for
date and time.
Come to sunrise service
at the beach and bring
your own chair
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will hold
a sunrise service at the Manatee Public Beach on Eas-
ter morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. The service will
take place on the north end of the building.
Please provide your own lawn or beach chair for
The Island Branch Library's Arts and Crafts Festival
concludes with Shell Wall Hangings by Gail Cutting from
10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Claytoons by Bren Jackson
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 1.
On Friday, April 2, the art of Scherenschnittle Paper
Cutting will be demonstrated by Betsy Smith from 10:15
a.m. to 12 noon. China Painting by Beverly Miles will be
offered the same day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. For additional information,
call the library at 778-6341.
Medicare to be
discussed at Hi-12
The Anna Maria High-12 Club will hold its
weekly meeting on Thursday, April 1, at Pete
Reynard's restaurant in Holmes Beach. Social hour
begins at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at noon.
The guest speaker will talk about Medicare and
long-term care. All Master Masons and their guests are
invited. Reservations for Ladies Day must be made
with John Lasson at 778-0115.
Family therapist joins
Community Center staff
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
pleased to announce the addition to its staff of profes-
sional family therapist Jacob Fulstrom.
Currently an adolescent and family counselor with
The Phoenix School in Bradenton, Fulstrom has ten
years' experience in the mental health field.
Fulstrom is at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria City, from
4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. His ser-
vices are available free of charge to interested youth,
adults and families. He is also designing an evening
series of group-development workshops that will be
For more information or to schedule an appoint-
ment with Fulstrom, contact the Center at 778-1908.
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The Manatee Community College
Annual Art Student Exhibition will
open Monday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in the
MCC Fine Art Gallery, 5840 26th St.
West in Bradenton. Free and open to the
public, the juried exhibit will continue
through Friday, April 30. It highlights
the best works of student art produced
in the last year. The MCC Fine Art Gal-
lery is open Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. 4 p.m. For more information, call
755-1511, ext. 4251
The Players of Sarasota will hold a
medieval costume night at the Saturday,
April 3, performance of the musical
"Camelot." Adult tickets for the produc-
tion are normally $13 per person, but
for this performance two people in me-
dieval costume will pay only $13. Let
your imagination run wild and dress up
like one of the knights or ladies of the
fabled court of King Arthur. "Camelot"
runs through April 4. For more informa-
tion, please call 365-2494. The Players
of Sarasota is located at U.S. 41 at Ninth
Street in Sarasota.
A cast of 25, including two profes-
sional actdfrs will perform Arthur
Miller's exciting drama "The Crucible"
at Manatee Community College Neel
Auditorium, 5840 26th St. West
Bradenton. Evening performances be-
gin at 8 p.m. and will be held April 3, 5,
9, and 10. A matinee beginning at 3
p.m. is scheduled for April 4. Tickets
are currently on sale in the Neal Audi-
torium box Office. Hours are 8:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
General admission is $5. For more in-
formation, call 755-1511, ext. 4240.
Those out of work due to layoffs,
downsizing and business closures can
learn "How to Get a Job" on Saturday,
April 24. The class meets from 8:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. at Manatee Community Col-
lege Open Campus, 34th St. West in
Bradenton. Cost is $23. For more informa-
tion, all 755-1511, ext 4246.
State requirements may be met in a
Guardianship course offered by the Mana-
tee Community College Open Campus.
Approved by the Circuit Court, the course
covers legal duties and responsibilities of
a guardian and rights of an incapacitated
ward. Students will learn about local re-
sources to aid the ward and how to prepare
rehabilitation plans and annual guardian-
ship reports which include financial ac-
counting for the ward's property. The
class meets on Wednesdays, April 14-
May 5, from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Jewish
Federation, 580 McIntosh Rd. South, in
Sarasota. The fee is $40 for Florida resi-
dents. For more information, call 755-
1511, ext .4204.
The Manatee Community College
Senior Forum will offer two health related
programs. Acupuncture physician Dr.
Irma Nussbaum will present "The Most
Effective New Development in American
Health Care Is Several Thousand Years
Old," On Tuesday, April 6. On Thursday,
April 8, Dr. Stanley Komblum offers tips
on "How to Choose and Talk to a Doctor."
Other programs include "A Team Ap-
proach to Allergy Management" by spe-
cialist Darla Hibbs on Tuesday, April 13
and "Live 150 Years Young!" by Kay
Nielsen on Thursday, April 15. Designed
especially for senior citizens, the programs
begin at 2 p.m. in Room 6044 in the Nurs-
ing Building on the MCC Bradenton
Campus. The fee is $2. For more informa-
tion, call 755-1511, ext. 4203.MCC stu-
dents present chamber operas
Music students at Manatee Com-
munity College (MCC) will perform
chamber operas at 8:00 p.m. on April
19, 20, and 22. Works to be performed
include "The Telephone by Gian-Carlo
Menotti, "A Game of Chance" by
Seymour Barab and Evelyn Draper,
and "Sunday Excursion" by Alex
Wilder and Arnold Sundgaard. All per-
formances will be held in the MCC
Music Building, Room 3802, on the
Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St., W.
The admission charge if $5. For more
information, call 755-1511, ext. 4351.
to hold picnic
The Manatee Chapter DAR will
hold its annual Picnic in the Park on
Thursday, April 8, at the Manatee His-
torical Park, Bradenton. The business
meeting will begin at 10 a.m.
Cindy Gettinger will speak on "A
Patriot in Sports." Gettinger won four
gold medals in the 1988 Paralympics in
Seoul, Korea, in the swimming category
and holds eight world records yet to be
broken She was the Manatee Commu-
nity College Board of Trustees' 1992
nominee for the prestigious Leroy
Collins Distinguished Alumni Awards
Program for Region IV.
'Young at Art'
exhibit at Island
Students from the Art Scholarship
program, sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Art League, will have an exhibit
of their work on display during the
month of April at the Island Gallery
West, 5348 Gulf Dr. N., Holmes Beach.
An Open House will be held on
Sunday, April 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. which
will honor both the students and the
scholarship fund sponsors. The public is
invited to attend the opening and meet
these talented young island artists.
Participating in the 1992-93 pro-
gram, and exhibiting in the show are
Aaron Boyd, Alyssum Beard, Elizabeth
Caudill, Tiffany Foster, Amanda
Granstad, Jessica Holmes, Jenni and
Krystal Kahn, Sarah Loveland, Nichole
Miller, Kaelan Richards, Kyle Riter,
Vail Wagner and Joe Weider.
Meeting to by
In honor of Keep Americ'a Beauti-
ful (KAB) Month and KAB's 40th an-
niversary, KAB will conduct its second
National Town Meeting using a video-
conference format. Coordinated locally
by Keep Manatee Beautiful, "Recycling
Realities: a National Town Meeting"
will be held Monday, April 5, from 2 to
4 p.m. at the Manatee Community Col-
lege, Studio B.
"Recycling Realities: a National
Town Meeting" is a live panel discus-
sion and call-in talk show focusing on
recycling and other options for manag-
ing solid waste, using a panel of experts.
The conference will be broadcast from
the Chamber of Commerce in Washing-
ton, D. C., to more than 250 downlink
Keep Manatee Beautiful invites Is-
landers to attend this important video-
conference. Seating is limited. Reserva-
tions must be made in advance by call-
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19, these are the "Students
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Elementary School. Kneel-
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Alan Jenkins. First row are -* 4 *
Heather Foy, Shauna
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A. J. Stevens. Second row
are Misty Kinney, Rachel
Solomon, Chris Hirshberg .
and Sean Whitney.Third row
are Robert Douglas, Tony.
Roberts, Shawn Hewitt and
Pnoro: Joy Courmey
A wee bit of the Irish
With lots of Irish blood rushing through her veins,
fourth grader Adina Bridges, with the help of her
friend, Jessica Foraker, shows her class a picture
poster touting the country her father hails from -
Ireland. Adina, enjoying St. Patrick's Day with the
rest of the world, also brought in coins from Ireland,
books and a loaf of authentic Irish soda bread for
her class to sample.
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Putting a rap on recycling
The second grade students of Anna Maria
Elementary sang the praises of conserving the
Earth's resources during their musical pro-
gram "Every Day is Earth Day." One rap was
especially catchy start snapping your fingers
in a consistent rhythm and rap along "Re-
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it if you just know how. So, tell your mom and
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Photo: Joy Courtney
Walk-A-Thon 1993 results
The annual Walk-A-Thon, an Anna
Maria Elementary School PTO fund-
raiser, earned approximately $3,650 -
great news for the PTO.
Five students won grand prizes for
their athletic and fund-raising efforts.
Peter Fellows chose a Game Boy; Greg
LaPensee won four tickets to Bush Gar-
dens; Sarah Thomas chose as her prize
a Walkman Cassette Player; Emmy
Frost will take her family to see the Pi-
rates play this season and Patrick Shary
will be "gone fishing" with his prize, a
new fishing pole and reel.
Lynne McDonough's kindergarten/
first grade class raised the most money
and won a pizza party.
The winners of the Walk-A-Thon
for each grade were:
Kindergarten Ian Fredrickson,
Skyler Purcell, Katie Moore, Brain
Bebernitz and Katrina Lathrup.
First grade Aaron Lowman, Nick
Weber, Chana Cannon, Tyler Krauss,
Wyndham Riter, Jeffrey Brainard and
Second grade Shawn Wall, Kim
DiPaola, Jon Cannon, Amber Johnson,
T.C. Swensk and Kim Schenk.
Third grade Alan Jenkins, Helen
Freshour, Mark Rasmussen, Misty
Kinney, Randy Blancet and Rachel
Fourth grade Ricky Buckelew,
Krista Skee, Evan Goldsen, Melissa
Mixon, Greg Granstad and Jamie Will-
Fifth grade Mark Pelham, Kara
Blossom, Greg LaPensee, Kyle Riter,
Joey Dale and Mannon Wacker.
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services to be
Sunrise services will be held at 6:30
a.m. Easter Sunday at both Coquina and
For the 28th year, the Kiwanis Club
of Anna Maria island is sponsoring an
Easter Sunday sunrise service at the
Manatee Public Beach. The special
worship will be held on the north end of
the snack bar.
Everyone attending the service is
asked to bring a lawn or beach chair, as
the Kiwanis will not provide seating
The offering will be divided among
island churches including: Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, the First
Church of Christian Science, Gloria Dei
Lutheran, Harvey Memorial Commu-
nity Church, Island Baptist, St. Bernard
Catholic Church, and Roser Memorial
The Bradenton Church of the Cross
will hold services in the pavilion on the
bay side of Coquina Beach near the
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Spring Benefit Auction Committee Photo: Joy Courtney
gets great donation
Pierrette Kelly, director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Sue
O'Connor and Harriet Carlson, all members of the Center's 1993 Spring
Benefit Auction Committee, share great news with one of the hundreds of
reasons for the up-coming fund-raiser, nine-year old Nichole Miller. The
Colony Beach & Tennis Resort on Longboat Key confirmed in a letter its
donation of a two night and three day stay for two in one of its luxurious
one-bedroom suites! The Spring Auction Benefit, one of the Center's most
successful yearly benefit events, will be held Saturday, May 8. The commit-
tee is working hard to surpass the success of the 1992 auction which netted
the center a much needed $27,000.
The Island Poet
Spring is bursting out all over and these are the most glorious
days of all.
And we could sit right here forever with nothing to do till fall.
But who is going to plant the garden, a job I know you dread.
And, if someone won't take care of the flowers, it won't be long
till they're dead.
And how about that picket fence, there's holes where the pickets
And before the summer is over it will also need a coat of paint.
And how about washing the windows and did I fail to mention the
But if we get started early, I am sure the jobs won't be so very
The Anna-Maria Island Kiwanis
Club needs "good stuff" for its annual
garage sale to be held Saturday, April
All proceeds go to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. For further
information call 778-5417 or 778-1349.
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island will present a program at its gal-
lery on Monday, April 5, featuring stage
director Dorothy McChesney.
McChesney will lecture on the art
of stage drama and the intricacies of
producing a play.
Admission to the program is free
and open to the public. Refreshments
will be served at 6:30 p.m. The program
will start at 7 p.m. and the general meet-
ing will be immediately after the pro-
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New park in Anna Maria Photo: Joy Courtney
has name and landscaping
The Anna Maria City Commission christened the new park on Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria City "The Anna Maria Historical Park." The
name was one of the top entries from Islanders participating in this
newspaper's public service advertising campaign. Doug Copeland, Steve
Lardas, Tom Turner, George McKay and Bill D'Allaird, all of Anna
Maria City, spent last Saturday morning planting a variety of trees
obtained from the Manatee County in the new park. Taking a quick break,
the workers posed before one of the four yapoon holly trees the park now
boasts. Slash pines, wax myrtles, red cedars and a live oak will also be
planted as the beautification project continues.
Lost in a forest
By Michael Wory, Jr.
Alone and groping my way through
this thick mysterious forest I was
ready to panic when a strange calm re-
alization overcame me.
Silence beauty clean, crisp air -
it was intoxicating!
Sure, there were strange noises to hear,
if you kept quiet and listened carefully,
but they weren't frightening just
seemed to blend in with their natural
On vacation from the over-busy
city of New York, I was searching for
solitude. My haste and excitement
found me lost in a different world -
deep in the wooded hills and valleys of
the forest of Punxatawny, Pa.
I had hunted for game there as a
teenager, but always cautiously, making
mental notes of my surroundings. This
time it was different. My ears caught the
sound of a brook splashing and making
strange gurgling sounds.
I raced to see the beauty of its clear,
pristine waters dodging and weaving
around huge boulders as it snaked its
way through the mystic forest. An al-
most eerie mist rose from its talking
waters; calling a mixture of wildlife to
frolic and drink of it's life-saving liquid.
I was lost, yes, but lost now, with
the awe inspiring beauty of the multi-
tudes of colors enveloping me from
these giant oak and silver maples trees.
The colors of their leaves quickly
changed from pastel pinks and hues of
yellow to vivid reds and oranges. They
started to fall gently floating and spi-
raling to the forest floor around me.
A loud crunching noise sounded
under my feet as I started to walk scat-
tering the wildlife in front of me. Over-
whelmed, I picked out a twisted stump
of a tree and plopped down on it.
Immediately, out of nowhere, came
quarter-size snowflakes, blinding my vi-
sion and adding a new dimension to this
already mysterious forest. The tip of my
tongue darted out catching their cold,
wet-tasting freshness with eagerness.
B-E-E-P! ... A loud, high-pitched
car horn broke the silence, forcing me
quickly back to reality. I had mixed
emotions mad as hell at this unknown
stranger that dared invade the privacy of
my new found world yet happy know-
ing I was able to leave it.
Yes, I was lost lost with the
beauty and mystique of a fall forest in
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Island Police Reports
March 27, Bay Front Park, 1:30 p.m., Open
Three citations issued for violation of open
March 27, 700 Block North Shore Drive, 6:15
p.m., Canine attack.
A dog attacked a neighbor's cat, seriously
injuring the animal.
March 28, Beech Ave., 10:30 p.m., Trespassing.
Juveniles trespassing in abandoned house.
March 28, Beech Ave., on Gulf beach, 2:30 p.m.
Open container violations.
Three citations issued for violation of open
March 21, 100 Block Bridge St., 1:08 p.m.,
Driving w/suspended license.
Car stopped for driving backwards on Bridge
Street with no headlights. Warrant check dis-
closed 15 suspensions on driver's license. Arrest
March 21, 2100 Block Ave. C, 7:00 p.m.,
Aggravated Spouse Battery.
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Defendant observed in park after midnight.
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family violence intervention, a violation of
parole warrant for filing a false police report, a
violation of parole for leaving the scene of an
accident with property damage, and driving
while license suspended. An arrest was made.
March 22, 200 Block Gulf Dr., W., 7:02 p.m.,
Officer dispatched to bar because defendant was
bothering customers with loud, obnoxious
behavior. As he was visibly intoxicated, he was
March 24, 2400 Block Ave. C, 12:15 a.m.,
Police checked in reference to a loud party.
Check revealed violation of parole warrant for
retail theft. An arrest was made.
March 24, 100 Block 9th St., N., 4:29 p.m.,
Marajuana possession, paraphernalia. (See
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lamp. A warrant check revealed an active
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conveyance. Defendant arrested and transported
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had a good day
while others didn't
fare so well. A
collision at second
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game brought an
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T-ball tiger Photo: Joy Courtne
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Despite wind gusts of up to 100 m.p.h. during the no-name storm last month, the
2,000 mangroves planted at Leffis Key in Bradenton Beach are doing fine, even
though they did suffer some wind burn.
but keep on growing
By Bob Ardren
Did Mother Nature stub her toe on
Anna Maria Island? Here, let the volun-
teers kiss it and make it well.
One of the ugly aftermaths of the
no-name storm was the destruction
done to the newly-created Leffis Key
Habitat Restoration Site. Thousands of
volunteer hours of labor and even more
thousands of dollars went into the res-
toration, and no-
name managed to An tf
undo some of the Andjustfor
But last week Dickinson r
the Sarasota Bay thefirsttarp
Program's Senior season in Sa
Tomasko, along with another group of
volunteers, replanted several hundred
young mangroves uprooted by the
storm and conducted a general cleanup
of the site. Many of the young plants
suffered wind burn from storm, but they
are expected to survive.
If you've never met him, Tomasko
is the kind of scientist obviously not
afraid to get his feet wet or hands
muddy. Working for little money and
generally even less glory, David does
what needs to be done with a minimum
of fuss and a smile on his face. We're
lucky to have him at the Bay Program.
Speaking of bays, some of Tampa
Bay's restoration is going too well, at
least according to the National
In an almost to-strange-to-be-true
story, the Audubon Society has an-
nounced its concern about the
seagrasses doing too well in the McKay
Bay section of Tampa Bay.
McKay Bay is the far northeastern
section of Tampa Bay. The Society's
Rich Paul says environmentalists
planted smooth cordgrass on the edges
of the McKay Bay mud flats and, as it
grows, it may create a salt marsh. The
problem is that sometimes up to 25,000
birds a day visit the mud flats, looking
Paul says there is no other place in
Florida with that great a density of
shorebirds. In addition to shorebirds
such as sandpipers, dunlins and oyster-
catchers, McKay Bay is home to rose-
ate spoonbills, white pelicans, herons
and many kinds of migrating ducks. All
within easy sight of downtown Tampa.
Now Paul, who manages the
Audubon Society's Tampa Bay bird sanc-
tuaries, is calling for the cordgrass to be
ripped out of the mud flats, but he isn't
getting much support from environmental
scientists. Both Mike Perry, director of the
Florida Surface Water Improvement and
Management (SWIM) program and David
Crewz, a Department of Natural Re-
sources botanist, agree an eye should be
kept on the project,
he record- but that this is no time
e rcork to be tearing out the
r Dick seagrasses
ports sighting seagrasses.
In of then a final
mn of the ironic twist to this
asota Bay. story, the cordgrass
on the northwest
side of McKay Bay was planted in a
joint effort by the City of Tampa and the
Tampa Audubon Society. Somehow it
all reminds me of the old saw about
"being careful what you ask for."
Hey brother, can you spare a pine
cone? How about a paper towel tube?
Keep Manatee Beautiful is sending
out a call for help for arts and crafts
- supplies for upcoming Earth Day Festi-
val on Saturday, April 17.
"We need many items that people
might have on hand and don't need to buy;
things like empty toilet paper or paper
towel tubes, pine cones, paper bags of any
size, markers, glue sticks or stickers," says
the group's Dee Steverson. "We will be
having many art activities for children and
we need supplies for these booths. Several
elementary schools and the Art League
will be sponsoring activities showing chil-
dren how to make things using items nor-
mally thrown away.
Hey, I could probably use a little of
that kind of instruction myself. Anyway,
if you can donate any of these items, or
other things such as small paint brushes,
poster board, crayons, stencils or sponges,
just call the KMB office at 795-8272 or
drop them off at their office in Palma Sola
Square at the corner of 59th street and
Manatee Avenue West.
And just for the record photogra-
pher Dick Dickinson reports sighting
the first tarpon of the season in Sarasota
Bay. He spotted one rolling early Mon-
day morning, March 29, just south of
the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota. Time
to dig out those tarpon poles, folks.
See you next week.
JIM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 1, 1993 0 PAGE 17
Cobia starting to make a show
By Mike Heistand
Bobby from the Bradenton Beach Pier reported
its customers have been catching black drum at night,
sheepshead during the day and at night using live
shrimp for bait. He also said a 24" to 25" cobia was
Captain Mark Bardow says he is still catching
loads of redfish up to 31" on the flats with some of
them coming in with a fly rod. He also caught a few
snook in the canals this week.
John Fernandez, Jr., from Island Discount Tackle
reported snook, redfish and trout were on the grass
flats this week. On the offshore structures, mackerel,
sheepshead and mangrove snapper were all caught this
Captain Todd Romaine has been catching lots and
lots of snook this past week. He also has been producing
loads of redfish now that the weather has improved.
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fleet reported its
four-hour trip averaged 60 to 70 of gray snapper, por-
gies, and vermilion snapper. Its six-hour trip reaped
375 head of red and vermilion snapper, black grouper,
and porgies. Its nine-hour strip averaged 130 man-
grove snapper, vermilion snapper, and red and black
Captain Tom Chaya has been producing lir'it
catches of snook this past week. Tom also has caught
redfish, sheepshead and mackerel this week.
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin reported grouper
fishing has been fair to excellent this past week with
red and black grouper both being caught 18 to 20 miles
offshore. Mangrove snapper were also reported in that
same area. In the backwater, Chris said sheepshead
and trout (both silver and speckled) were found. Also,
a few snook were brought into the docks this week.
Captain Phil Shields said he produced lots of
mangrove snapper up to nine pounds and black grou-
per up to 10 pounds. He also said there were a few
sheepshead mixed in the catches this week and cobia
are starting to make a showing.
Captain Mike Heistand said white bait is starting
to show real well on the grass flats. His clients this
week have caught sheepshead, mangrove snapper,
trout and lots and lots of redfish.
Carl from Perico Bait & Tackle reported nice
sized trout, sheepshead around the islands, and a few
snook were being caught. Charter boats were coming
back with their limits.
Captain Rick Gross has been doing well on
snook, trout and redfish with snook being his main
type of fish this week.
Dick from the Rod & Reel Pier reported its cus-
tomers last Monday morning caught six pompanos by
jigging for them. He also said they were catching
snook at night and still catching lots of sheepshead
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The Anna Maria Island Senior Tennis Group enjoyed its March outing in the form of a tournament and continental
breakfast at the Anna Maria Island Community Center courts. The master of ceremonies was Dick Willis known
throughout the state of Maine as a fine comedian. He was assisted by Dottie Dickinson, Bob Sandin, Don Macrea
and Alan James. Over 30 members competed the winners were (left to right) Rolly and Joyce Johnson, first
place; Don Macrea and Oscar Bauer, second place, with consolation going to Alan James and Bob Sandin.
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Tue 4/6 12:36 1.6ft 5:40 0.6ft 12:08 2.1ft 6:44 -0.2ft
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Everett R. Dann
Everett R. Dann, 79, of Holmes Beach, died
March 26 at home.
Born in Jamaica, N.Y., Mr. Dann came to Holmes
Beach from Wells, Vt., 13 years ago. He was a New
York State librarian. He was a member of Roser Me-
morial Community Church. He was a member of
Dartmouth Club, Roser Choir and Roser Men's Club.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; three daugh-
ters, Joyce Mattson of Great Falls, Va., Marion, of
Holmes Beach, and Christine Scott of Berthoud, Colo.;
two sons, Ronald, of Andover, Mass., and Roger, of
Middletown, Conn.; a brother, Matthew, of Baldwin,
N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at Roser Memorial
Community Church. Memorials may be made to Roser
Memorial Community Church Organ Fund, 512 Pine.,
Anna Maria, Fla. 34216 or Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 73 S. Palm Ave., Suite 222, Sarasota, Fla.
34236. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter,
was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Fitzgerald Salmon
Mary Fitzgerald Salmon, 84, of Trappe, Md., and
a winter resident of Bradenton Beach, died March 27
at HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Ireland, Mrs. Salmon was a winter resident
of Bradenton Beach for the past nine years. She was
a homemaker and a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Wood of
Easton, Md.; three sons, James P., of University Park,
Md.; Martin, of Chesapeake City, Md., and John, of
Millersville, Md.; eight grandchildren; ahd two great-
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in
Cortez. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton, Md.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Church,
Goldsborough Street, Easton, Md. 21601.
Patricia W. Thornton
Patricia W. Thornton, 61, of Bradenton, died
March 26 at home.
Born in Baltimore, Mrs. Thornton came to
Bradenton from there in 1965. She was a supervisor
for a telephone company. She was Catholic.
She is survived by a sister, Margaret Perry of Anna
No local visitation or services were held. Memo-
rials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
406 43rd St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34209. Ambassador
Mortuary Service was in charge of the arrangements.
Your memory is cher-
ished by all who loved
you. Happy Birthday. I
miss you. Auntie
S. Photo: Joy Courtney
Money on its way to school
Gene Martineau, the 1993 president of the Island Garden Club, presents a check for $1,000 to Pierrette
Kelly, executive director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, earmarked for the Center's
Scholarship Fund. The Club's 1994 President Ben Gaterund participates. According to Kelly, a schol-
arship of up to $1,000 dedicated to first-year college tuition is awarded to an Island teenager who
has exhibited outstanding leadership in the community throughout the year, is in need and has a strong
grade point average. This year's recipient is Chris Dolan of Bradenton Beach. Congratulations, Chris!
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Chapel Players show ideal for island characters
By Jeannie Friedman
If you appreciate the eclectic characters who often
roam the beaches of Anna Maria Island, the Chapel
Players of Roser Memorial Church offers you a golden
opportunity to sit back and watch them 'do their thing.'
"The Night of January 16th," playing through
April 4 in the Roser Chapel, is a courtroom comedy/
drama that could have been written with some of our
zany, extroverted locals in mind.
Ayn Rand, author of "The Fountain Head" and
"Atlas Shrugged", wrote the play and it is full of her
pro-capitalism philosophy. Known for her perception
of self-interest as a virtue, Rand rails against individu-
als and institutions that would inhibit self-interested in-
dividuals. Philosophy aside, the play is primarily a
comedy and it is well done.
"The Night of January 16th is a murder trial. The
former secretary of a financial dictator is accused of
murdering the ruthless empire builder.
While all of the action on stage takes place in a court-
room of the Superior Court of the State of New York,
the audience is an important part of the play.
When you arrive, you are asked if you would be will-
ing to serve on the jury. Twelve audience members are
selected and seated on stage throughout the play. The jury
actually adjourns and reaches a verdict. The script in-
cludes two endings to allow for a guilty and a not guilty
verdict. The house lights remain on so that the actors can
interact with the audience. The witnesses who are called
to testify are randomly seated throughout the house.
Joy Courtney, talented editor of the Isander By-
stander, plays Karen Andre, the secretary who is on
trial for murder. While all the witnesses take turns
appearing to testify in exaggerated period costumes,
heavy accents, and uproarious testimony, Courtney
manages to stay in character as the troubled woman
whose future is at stake.
Without saying a word throughout much of the
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play, Courtney uses expressions, gestures, and body
language superbly. When she finally takes the stand in
her own defense, the show belongs to her.
Georgina Willmott's performance as the grieving
widow is convincing. She, too stays in character as she
silently sits on stage throughout the trial.
Roy McChesney is especially adept in his role as
the district attorney. He skillfully questions each wit-
ness as he tries to prove his case against the accused.
As the suspicious father-in-law, Renal Hook turns
in a very good performance as does John Durkin, a
very handsome, lovable gangster.
Charles Guy retains control of the trial as the judge
and the defense attorney, James Lewis, defends his
client admirably. Al Butterfield 'acts well' his part as
the medical examiner.
One by one, the character witnesses rise from the
audience to take the stand. Dorothy McChesney's di-
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a melodramatic flair. They are funny!
Norma Markham, southern wife of a night janitor,
and Betsy Steele, a Swedish housekeeper, are both great.
Pattie Smith milks her role as a feathered, gum-chewing,
hooker for all it is worth, and William Willis convinces
the audience that he is indeed a former embezzler.
Danny Creel plays the slightly confused rookie
cop who is impressed with wealth; Hondo Sunquist is
the private investigator who muffs his assignment due
to frequent nips at bars to have a nip; and Jane Chan-
dler plays the part of a hand writing expert.
Other cast members are: Kathy Brown, prison
matron; Laura Nelson, clerk of court; and Frieda
Palusak, court stenographer.
Tickets are available from the Chapel Box Office
from 10 a.m. until noon, Monday through Saturday, or
phone 778-0414. The Artists Guild Gallery in the Is-
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$6 for adults, $3 for students.
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SYour Honor, I
The flippant testimony of
gangster Larry Regan (
John Durkin) brings
District Attorney Flint
(left, Roy McChesney) and
Defense Attorney Stevens
(right, James Lewis) to
loggerheads until Judge
Heath (Charles Guy)
makes his legal decision in
the Chapel Players
presentation of "The Night
of January 16th" by Ayn
Photo: Joy Courtney
WlliBE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 1, 1993 0 PAGE 20
Bob Kral, past president of
the island Rotary Club and
pharmacist, accepts a
check for $350 from Gary
Cole, manager of our
Island Walgreen Drug
Store. Walgreen Drug
Store Corporation donated
the funds for the Rotary's
scholarship fund as part of
its program to help local
service organizations as
well as local people,
according to Cole.
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NORTH POINT HARBOR! .. .
#900 $750,000 ... This 4 ., i. ':,
bedroom, 4.5 bath home is a
masterpiece! An artistic
entryway leads to an impres- : m ...
sive & elegant European
style floorplan. To see, Call
Carol Heinze now or 778- m..
WILDWOOD SPRINGS Large 2 bedroom, with en-
closed balcony. Pool, tennis, close to shopping.
.... Glassed enclosed lanai. #KS196 ... $79,000.
.... SPACIOUS KEY ROYALE Large corner lot with golf
course view. Newer dock, Spanish mosaic tile, room
,. ., for pool. #KS509 ... $239,000.
KARIN B. Ihre Immobilienmaklerin spezialisiert auf Anna Maria Island.
STEPHAN Office: 778-0766 Mobile: 350-5844 Evenings: 388-1267
BURGUNDY CONDO! $34,000 #51250 ... Well maintained second floor unit with
nice view of pool & garden area. To see, call Roni McCuddin now or 778-5585 eves.
LONGBOAT HARBOUR! $135,000 #51270 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with
beautiful Bayview! Call Karin Stephan now or 388-1267 eves.
The Prudential __
T. Dolly Young, IMS
offers for sale: motels, apartments,
commercial property, vacant land,
investment property, and your dream home. ~, ,.
OFFICE 778-0766 MOBILE 350-1817E 0
AFTER HOURS: 778-5427
PRICE REDUCED! $108,900 #50204 ... 2 bedroom, 1
bath charming home. Furnished. Call Emilie Peterson
now or 778-4168 eves.
YOUR OWN LANDLORD! $115,900 #381 ... Braden-
ton Beach duplex, 2 bedroom, 1 bath each side. Good
investment! Only a short walk to the beach!
COZY ISLAND HOME! $109,900 #98887 ... 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home with fireplace. Plenty of room for
pool. HAPPY ENDINGS BEGIN HERE!
RUNAWAY BAY! $89,900 #50096 ... 2 bedroom, 2
bath, turnkey furnished condo with view of pond and
pool. on-site manager.
BRAND NEW BEACH! $119,900 #50952 ... Vacation
year round in this Gulffront condo with pool & tennis.
Screened patio to watch sunsets! Furnished too!
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN NOW OR 778-6467
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available beginning at
$500. Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368 eves.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
212 Palm Av
110 6th St S
2312 Gulf Dr
205 Sunset Terrace
2412 Av C
3705 E Bay Dr
111 Sunbow Bay 3
504 59th St
518 Bayview Dr
5200 Gulf Dr
407 Martinique S
525 77th St
7 Palm Harbor Dr
2 story home
Perico Shores Inc/
week of 3/8/93
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residential lot Love/Hewitt
week of 3/8/93
Compiled by by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker
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WOULD BE PROUD
This lovely Bayou Home in Anna
Maria is lush, unspoiled & natural.
Spacious four bedroom, three bath home
includes all of these fine features:
Caged Pool with Jacuzzi Solar Panels
Natural Mangroves Natural Fireplace
European Storm Shutters
* Large boat dock Minutes to Open Water
* 2 Driveways 2 Car garage side entrance
Gold Fish Pond including Waterfall
Located on two Bayou Lots (18,000 sq ft)
Very Private Much More
317 Iris in Anna Maria City
is a natural at $298,000
For an Escorted Tour, at your Leisure
Please call Nick Patsios at 778-4642
Neal & Neal, Realtor
Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
VAST BAYOU OVERLOOK
Sailboat water laps 2 sides of this Key Royale property.
3BR/2B U-shaped home surrounds heated and caged pool.
Dock. $279,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
GREAT GULF VIEWS Totally refurbished including new
tile, appliances and furniture. Lowest priced unit in this Gulf
front complex. 2BR/2B. $98,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
FAMILY TREASURE Bedrooms to accommodate all -
there are 4 of them. Master bedroom has private bath and
each bedroom has ample closet space. Large family room
with pass thru from the kitchen. Short walk to beach.
$144,900. Toni and Herb King, 778-1785.
BEACHWALKERS DREAM Exquisite 3BR/2B remod-
eled beach home. Just one property from the Gulf. From
sunrise to sunset, the combination of low maintenance,
modem convenience and Old Florida charm will entice and
enthrall. $269,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
ISLAND DUPLEX WITH POOL Great Holmes Beach
location close to everything! In-ground pool, tropical land-
scaping and fenced yard. Utility building for storage/hob-
bies. REDUCED $149,900. Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
SALES RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY -
GROUP OFFICE! Four 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
Beautifully decorated 3 bedroom/3 bath home
with lush landscaping located on direct access
canal plus seawall & dock. Plus, just a short
walk to gorgeous beach. Call Pat or Ken today!
Priced at $189,000.
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216 ,
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
NEW LISTING! ENJOY WEEKENDS OR A LIFETIME AT 202 LAKEVIEW
Two bedroom, waterfront condo In Anna Maria. First SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUMS 2 Bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 car garage.
floor unit includes new imported ceramic flooring, Elevator, swimming pool & tennis facili- Heavy duty boat davits. Seawall and dock.
newly carpeted bedrooms, mirrored closet doors and
water view. Enjoy your private deck directly "over the ties. Nice two bedroom, two bath unit Fireplace, central vacuum. House being re-
water" plus step down to a spacious boat dock for your $94,900. furbished. $180,000.
boat. Only $87,500! Call for appt. today.
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame REalty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. O. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
Barbara A. Sato........778-3509 Christine T. Shaw .....778-2847
Marcella Cornett.......778-5919 Nancy Guilford..........778-2158
DIRECT GULF FRONT
Spellbinding views of the wide, new beach and spar-
kling Gulf of Mexico are yours from this enticing 3 bed-
room, 3 bath apartment located in glorious Gulf
Shores. Amenities include pastel decorator furnishings
throughout, cathedral ceilings, and captivating water-
side lanai. A super investment at only $220,000.
The Friendly Real Estate Professional Serving Anna
The Friendly Real Estate Professionals Serving Anna Maria Island
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SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
See us for Carpet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
l Sandy's\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
r Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7\8778Q1345/ GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING
Specialists in Insurance Work
Water and Flood Extractions
24-Hour Emergency Service
Call Sunshine for all your carpet needs.
315 58th St. Holmes Beach 778-6903
SSewer & Drain
5348B Gulf Drive. *Holmes Beach J
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
- ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
FAMILY OWNED AND MONDAY-FRIDAY
OPERATED FOR 7:30 TO 5
OVER 10 YEARS SAT. 8 TO 12
We specialize in custom cabinet making:
formica tops, entertainment centers, vanities
and kitchens. Millwork wood cut to size.
213 54th Street Holmes Beach 778-3082
Located just West of the Island Shopping Center
BUY IT! SELL IT!
All right here!
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
BEAUTIFUL DESIGNER loveseat, almost new.
APPLIANCES Used & reconditioned. Call Frank at
Island Appliance 778-6126.
TROPITONE patio furniture, 42" fiberglass top
table w/4 chairs, like new $195. 2 matching short
chaise lounges with ottomans, vanilla, vinyl strap,
like new $95/each. 24" X 48" Hooker oak desk,
excellent $295. 1277 Edgewater Circle. 795-7477.
FREE BOAT DAVITS, fairly good condition. 778-
OAK DESK with glass top and chair $75. Fish tank,
10 gal, complete $15. 778-3690.
TREK 730 bike. Brand new, won in contest. Retail
$429, will sell for $325. 383-0639.
ANNA MARIA Privateers' Flea Market, April 10,
Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5901 Marina Dr.
Rent a space $10 single, $15 double. Food vendor
inquiries welcome. Info and reservations call 778-
0474, 778-5934 or 794-5966.
3 FAMILY YARD SALE Sat, April 3rd, 8-3, 308
56th St, Holmes Beach. Ladies clothes and lots
of other goodies.
MOVING SALE Bunk beds, furniture, toys, exer-
cise equipment, records, tools, loads of knick-
knacks. Priced to sell. 510 75th St, Holmes Beach.
Rain or Shine.
STREET SALE Sat, April 3rd, 8-2. 502, 508, 510
& 516 75th St, Holmes Beach. Lots of items. Fur-
niture, bunk beds, baby clothes. Rain or Shine.
GARAGE SALE 6807 Holmes Blvd, Holmes
Beach. Sat, April 3, 8-2. Phi Beta Psi Sorority.
1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer in-
cluded. Worth $14,000, sacrifice at $12,000. 778-
4084 or 778-6541.
25' 81 Formula Thunderbird. 89 marine engine, galley,
head w/bimini & cover. Must see, $9900.778-7414.
GOOD 16.9' SAILBOAT (O'Day). Needs work and
mast. $400/OBO. 778-2884.
12FT ALUMA-CRAFT boat w/9.5 hp Johnson mo-
tor. Also Sprint EZ loader trailer included. All in
great shape. $950. 383-0639.
BEAUTIFUL blue & gold Macaw parrot. 4 yrs old,
very friendly, $1000 w/cage. 778-9444.
VOLUNTEER BEACH WALKERS for the Turtle
Watch program are needed to walk the beach in
north Bradenton Beach and south Holmes Beach.
778-1156 or 778-1126.
NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted immediately. Busy
MATURE WOMAN to work in boutique. 778-4323.
EXPERIENCE MAID needed for apt/motel. Apply
in person. White Sands Motel 778-2577.
WANTED SOMEONE to cook homemade meals
for us. We will pay for your food. M-F, dinner meals
for 2. 778-2393.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED for beach motel. Part
time, 15-25 hrs/wk. Call Sand & Sea. 778-2231.
ALUMINUM INSTALLER wanted. Experience only,
with tools. Part time to start. Call Bob 778-0403.
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
301 Ave nue C-e-Holmes Beach (bhind .
SAnna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza L
^ OPEN 24 HOURS* 7 DAYS A WEEK .
e COMLET AUT I ._r TOWING
SCAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. W AT CORTEZ ROAD
Elaine is still here ...
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
S* serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
ROOF REPAIRS INSURED UCENSED
CARPENTRY GARY BRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROOFING 7 IRfRA
Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles
* Free Estimates
liff@ ii ROUND
'".i; TAX SERVICE
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U.. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
An Air & Energy Humidistat
will keep your home mildew free
and dry all summer. 'I
A humidistat is a \
humidity control \"
device that works c r.-
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[In THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 1, 1993 I PAGE 23
DO YOU NEED a mature companion in your
home? Cook, drive, etc. Full time or Thursday &
Friday part time. 778-8216.
YES, Pine-So Patty & Co. is still here!! We do ev-
erything cleaning, windows, moving help, driving,
etc. 10% discount to Tom Selleck 778-9217.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing specialist. State licensed and insured. Many
island references. 778-2993.
WHO WANTS to live with dirty carpet. Relax and
let Fat Cat clean your carpet and upholstered fur-
niture. Jon Kent, island resident, owner. 8 to 5
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, refer-
ences, reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private
parties or any occasion. 794-5947.
FINE ALTERATIONS By Sandy. For all your cloth-
ing needs. 778-7808 after hrs 778-3079.
BEFORE YOU GO back up north, leave your prop-
erty in good hands. Honest, dependable, local and
professional. Will make a weekly check or complete
management of your home/condo. 778-5458.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE.
Professional repairs & installation. Fully insured in
Manatee county for 25 years. Call Ken Montgom-
ery for your free estimate today at 792-9252.
ISLAND WEST APARTMENTS
GRACIOUS economy vacation apartments with
pool. One short block to beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2
bedrooms. Call Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-6569.
SEASONAL RENTAL Available March & April
1994. 1/1 turnkey private cottage, cross street to
gulf. $1,000/mo includes telephone & cable TV.
778-2832 after 6pm.
VACATION RENTAL 1/1 gulf front turnkey
condo. $75/day includes telephone & cable TV.
778-2832 after 6pm.
AVAILABLE 94 Season. Anna Maria City, extra
clean, 2BR house, $1500/mo. 3/2 house, north
end. Water view, $1600/mo 778-7383.
SHARED OFFICE SPACE located between Dr.
Norman's office and Headquarters. Approx 400 sq
APARTMENT ON BEACH 2/2, everything fur-
nished except electric. Senior citizens only. Secu-
rity deposit $200. 778-2884.
FOR PROFESSIONAL, personalized rental man-
agement service. Call Yvonne Higgins Real Estate
YES! We have a few seasonal rental available. Call
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate at 778-1999..
CUTEST 1 bedroom apartment in Holmes Beach.
Furnished w/private patio, bright and sunny. All
utilities included, plus cable. Available month of
April $800. May thru Oct $450. 778-4715 eves.
WANTED FOR 93-94 SEASON, 3-5 months, close to
gulf, Holmes Beach/Anna Maria, north of Manatee.
Retired couple. Reply Box #1344, Holmes Beach
FURNISHED DUPLEX on intracoastal, great view.
2/1, week/month/year. 778-7980.
HOLMES BEACH duplex, unfurnished, annual lease.
1 block to beach. Open, airy, 1/1. Florida room and
carport. Lots of storage space. No smokers or pets.
$500/mo plus security deposit 778-6427.
SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 2/2, washer/
dryer, dishwasher, within block to Gulf. Realtor/
Owner 748-8718, 792-8340 eves.
CONDO 1Br, newly decorated, pool, opposite
beach, view of Skyway. Available April 15. $600/
mo, annual. 778-2979.
3/2 DUPLEX w/pool. No pets. $750/mo. 778-0770.
1/1.5 GULF FRONT condo, with pool & tennis. No
pets. No smoking. $875/mo. 778-0770.
5400 CONDO 1/1 gulf front complex, partially fur-
nished. No pets. $650/mo. 778-0770.
DIRECT GULF FRONT condo 2/2, pool & tennis.
No pets. Available 6 mos. 778-0700.
KEY ROYALE Executive home. 2/2, family room &
2 car garage located on deep water canal with boat
dock, solar heated pool and hot tub. $1500/mo in-
cludes plant and pool care. No pets. Minimum 1
year lease. 778-0770.
GALLERY SPACE available. Great deal. Best ex-
posure on Island. Very good opportunity! $250/mo.
Includes electric. Call Bob 778-0403.
NEEDED: Wheel chair equipped home for handi-
capped buyer. Call Yvonne Higgins Real Estate
HOUSE WANTED in Holmes Beach on water. Will
pay up to $200,000. Ready for quick closing. Prin-
cipals only. 778-4290.
LOT FOR SALE approx 50 X 113. North end of
Anna Maria city, $72,500. By owner. 778-4495.
INVESTORS. 2 & 3br, GULF FRONT condos.
Grossing over 40,000 per year. Spectacular 2 year
old complex. Priced under $300,000. CRAIG AB-
BOT, PREMIER PROPERTIES 383-1990.
HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/den, fireplace, POOL,
deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall, davits,
$189,000. Call Fred or Brenda Katz 778-7980 Pru-
dential Florida Realty.
HOLMES BEACH 6/4,2 story, w/large family room, fire-
place, decks, POOL, seawall, boat lift, near Intracoastal,
deep CANAL, extras! $399,000. Call Fred or Brenda
Katz 778-7980 Prudential Florida Realty.
DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL! Deep water dock-
age! Great view! Bradenton Beach. 2 story, 2/1,
garage, seawall, recently remodeled! $155,000.
BRADENTON BEACH mobile home. One block to
gulf beach. 16'X3,4', 2BR, completely furnished.
Many extras. $3500. 778-5199.
PERICO BAY CLUB 3/2,2033 sq ft, 2nd floor, heat
& A/C, sun room. All upgrades. $145,000. Owner
FREE $10 discount coupon at Travel Gallery, 3633
Cortez Rd, behind McDonald's. Call us for airline,
AMTRAK, cruises or day trips. 753-5353.
WILL DRIVE your car up north. Reasonable rates.
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years expe-
rience. Call 778-2324.
WOULD THE person who found 2 pairs of glasses
at 508 68th St, please call 778-0089 or 778-7409.
CLASSIFIED DEADLINE; MONDAY NOON at our
office-5400A Marina Drive, in the Island Shopping
Center. We're on the corner between D Coy Ducks
and the laundromat. CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE
PAID IN ADVANCE. (Who can afford to invoice for
CLASSIFIED RATES: 3 LINES ARE $3.00, ADDI-
TIONAL LINES $1.00. More info 778-7978.
"WE GET RID OF THE RATS!"
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 Lic.No.4467
ACR ACR Combined
AR Services Inc.
LAWN Commercial Residential
SEVINCE t Yard clean Up Plantings
Free Estimates 778-9665
SWhite Sands Motel Apartments
Motel Rooms Cottages Studios
One & Two Bedroom Apartments
All with Kitchen On the Beach
Weekly Rates No Pets
6504 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2577
Carpentry, Concrete, Aluminum and Screening Service
Rotted Wood Repair Specialist
High in Quality Not in Price Will Beat Any Written Estimate
30 Years Exp. Call Frank 753-7757
ROOF OWNERS ...
Your present roof can be
Mobile homes, gravel and tile. Self-cleaning
and mildew resistant.
ATLAS HOME IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Lic. #16750.001 925-1640
S- - CLIP & SAVE -
ELAINE F. DEFFENBAUGH GARY F. DEFFENBAUGH
I k I
) MOBILE LOCKSMITH
Registered Bonded Insured
Emergency Service I
LUGGAGE REPAIR 778-5594
L.. .. - CLIP & SAVE I -----
of Florida, Inc. Roo006455
SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
o' i COMPANY
i Commercial & Residential
/ Open Saturday
o > No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
Let's talk about...
.Are you going away and closing your home for
even a short while? A Humidistat will help
prevent mildew formation. Installed onto your
present A/C unit, it works in conjunction with the
thermostat to run your unit only when the two
humidity forming conditions are met.
For only $69.90 you can buy "peace of mind." Let
us install one for you. Our price includes installation
"You are #1 with us."
5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach FL 34217
Lic. # CACO 44365
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