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APRIL 15, 1993
ISLAND RUMORS PUT TO REST
closed for good
Numerous calls to the Islander Bystander over
Easter weekend reported the demise of Turtles Club
and Cafe, a popular nightspot that featured top area
bands and occasionally top name acts from the rock 'n'
roll touring circuit.
Major stockholder Karen Leopold, confirmed the
rumors on Monday, stating "it's true, and we're sorry to
leave it, but the closing is due primarily to financial con-
siderations ... there are new and increased taxes. DUI
laws have hurt all of us ... people have become more re-
sponsible and even more cautious about driving to the
island. It's tough times."
The club opened seven years ago on July 4, 1986, and
has played host to top name acts including the Mamas and
Papas, Savoy Brown, the Birds, Rick Derringer, Derek
Trucks, Bertie Higgins, Dickie Betts, and the Allman
From Warren Haynes, guitar player with the
Allman Brothers Band on the "Dreams" album jacket
notes, "we'd be in rehearsal and not knowing how it
would go across live, so we went to this little blues
club called Turtles on Anna Maria Island Florida and
had a little late night jam session. We did Duane's tune
and several new things, but that was really the high-
light. We could tell because people had never heard the
song and they were in touch with it. They loved it. It
made us feel really good because we had been rehears-
ing our brains out."
It's a sorry day to see the little blues club go away.
By Jeannie Friedman
The Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue
closed on three different occasions last week leaving
throngs of tourists and residents stranded in long lines of
traffic. Bridge tenders were blamed for the closings by a
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) official but
another cited the climatic elements as the cause.
Anna Maria City Commissioner Dorothy
McChesney contacted Art Smith, an employee at the lo-
cal maintenance unit of FDOT, to inquire about the prob-
lems that occurred during one of the island's busiest
weeks. She was told that all three closings, including one
Easter morning, were caused by "inept and improperly
trained bridge tenders, not bridge malfunction."
On April 6, the Sarasota FDOT maintenance unit was
called because of a problem with the bridge lock pins; on
April 8, a temporary electrical problem was reported; and
on April 11, a circuit breaker was tripped. Smith said that
none of these problems could be considered a malfunction
because a computer command solved each problem.
"Bridge tenders do not understand the equipment," he
Smith said that the tenders are privately contracted
through the Bridge Tender's Union. They are not FDOT
employees and are not under state control.
When problems are reported, bridges remain closed
until FDOT maintenance personnel can be sent to the site
to investigate. On Sunday morning, according to Smith,
an employee had to leave church to inspect the bridge.
Smith was unavailable later to calls, but the Islander
Bystander spoke with Bob Cranford, an FDOT services
engineer in Sarasota. Cranford said, "the Anna Maria
Bridge is old and its working parts constantly exposed to
salt, dampness, and excess wear and tear."
Cranford declined to comment about inadequate
training for bridge tenders, but said, "The tenders work
long hours, are under a lot of stress, and have a lot of re-
He verified Smith's reasons for the bridge closings,
Rock-David Pete Reynard's Restaurant, Inc., the
company sued by Eleanor and Antonios Tatakis, mort-
gage holder and former owner of Pete Reynard's, filed
an answer to the foreclosure suit which was filed
against them in mid-March.
The reply filed with the court alleges that the own-
ers have made cash payments to the Tatakis' in lieu of
mortgage payments. They claim that extensions were
granted and that the Tatakis' are barred from receiv-
ing interest on the debt.
They also contend that the payments were not ap-
plied to existing principal or interest at the time they
were made, and have not been credited in the foreclo-
Rumors circulated for months that Ed Chiles, owner
of the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria and part-owner
of the Mar Vista Restaurant and Pub on Longboat Key,
was in negotiations to buy the Harbor House Restaurant
and Patio Oyster Bar in Bradenton Beach.
The whispers overheard in other bars and nightspots
are true. Chiles and Ron Jarvis, Harbor House owner for
22 years, made a joint announcement on Monday, April
12, that they had finalized their agreements.
They also announced plans to close the restaurant for
renovations during the summer. Rumor control amongst
Island restaurateurs would have Chiles converting the
dining room for fine dining, leaving the Patio Oyster Bar
pretty much the same, and adding an outdoor deck.
Jarvis announced that he will continue to operate his
catering business from a new location.
A question of percent
Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim Kissick took a tree-by-tree assessment of the mangroves along the island
landfall of the proposed bridge on Manatee Avenue. Pictured above are his aerial findings, backed up with
footwork, that revealed about 80 percent of the area covered with mangroves afar cry from the Florida
Department of Transportation's assessment of 20 percent. Circled areas are Brazilian pepper trees.
Street parking to be illegal
By Pat Copeland
Don't park on the street or on the pavement in
Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim Kissick introduced
an addition to the city's parking code prohibiting parking
"in such a manner as to block or impede traffic in any lane
of any state or city right-of-way except for temporary stop-
page of an attended vehicle."
The addition passed in a three to two vote.
In a letter to council, written in July of 1992, Kissick
pointed out the problem. "... within our city it is illegal
to park on a sidewalk, in front of a driveway, within 10
feet of an intersection, or 15 feet of a fire hydrant or 25 feet
of a bus stop, blocking a crosswalk, within a handicapped
or loading zone or fire lane and where prohibited by a
sign." The city also prohibits double parking.
Kissick's letter continues, "there exists no reason one
cannot legally park on any city owned pavement ... our
normal assumption of right-of-way in both directions is
Councilman Herb Dolan stressed, "If you stop people
but did not confirm how the problems were solved.
"FDOT has been trying to replace that bridge for
years and the people out there keep fighting it. Would you
print that in your paper?" Cranford said.
from parking in the street in Bradenton Beach, we're go-
ing to have a major problem. We have streets in our city
with no easement on either side.... there are people that
park in the street, because there's no place to park."
Kissick replied, "I want to add that to the ordinance
so they can't block one entire side of the street and walk
off and leave it. Right now, if they block it, the police can't
do one thing about it."
Council agreed that signage was essential and Kissick
proposed that warnings be given for the first six months.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Bridge Resolution ......................Page 3
Letters ................................. Page 4 & 6
Those Were the Days..............Page 5
School Menu..........................Page 12
Police Report .........................Page 14
Golf Awards ...........................Page 16
Obituaries ............................. Page 18
MM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 15, 1993 0 PAGE 2
Anna Maria City
code caper cans Cains
By Joy Courtney
Attorneys for the prosecution and the defense sat
ready with words and affidavits. The scene was a
meeting of the Anna Maria City Code Enforcement
Board convened to decide if Pete and Pat Cain of 111
S. Bay Blvd. were residing within the confines of their
commercial establishment, Candy Cain's Restaurant.
If so, the Cains were in city code violation.
Time would have been saved if the defense had gone
first. Cain readily admitted that he and his wife are living
in a small, side room within the walls of the restaurant, for
security reasons, and have openly been doing so since they
purchased the building in January 1987. He further stated
the party he had purchased the building from had lived in
it, as had many of its previous owners.
The Cains' trip to the code enforcement board
started in June 1991 when a neighbor of the Cains,
Harriet Carlson, wrote a letter of inquiry (she is ada-
mant that it was not a formal complaint) about this
matter to the city. According to Carlson, the city took
no action then.
After that, the subject lay dormant until December
1992. In a letter from the public works department to
Don Yetter, the Cains' attorney, the city stated its re-
cent (1992) contact with the Cains was due to
Carlson's initial 1991 letter. At the hearing, Carlson
stated she had not written another letter to the city, but
had verbally inquired twice during the previous 17-
month period as to the status of another issue in her
1991 letter the possibility of living quarters in a ga-
rage behind the restaurant.
In February 1993, Frank Tyndall, superintendent
of public works, wrote the Cains reminding them of
the 1991 complaint and pointing out that the old (1974)
and current (1991) zoning ordinances disallowed resi-
dential use of a commercial piece of property. He also
stated he had determined the Cains held a homestead
exception on the property in 1991 which was still cur-
rent. Though the Cains in 1991 maintained that the
former building inspector had given them verbal per-
mission to live in their commercial property, Tyndall
said he found no records of such approval. In Decem-
ber of 1992, Tyndall had contacted his predecessor
who stated verbal permission was not given. Receiv-
ing no response from the Cains to his letter, Tyndall
referred the matter to code enforcement.
The Cains then wrote the chairman of the city's
planning commission requesting consideration to have
their property re-zoned from commercial to R-O-R,
retail or residential. They were informed by Chairman
Ed Callen in March that, "Due to your impending ap-
pearance before the Code Enforcement Board and
possible litigation with the City ..." the commission
would not consider responding at that time.
In January of this year, the Cains filed a lawsuit
against Anna Maria City over the alleged unconstitu-
tionality of its current alcohol ordinance. The lawsuit
When questioned about the extensive lapse in time
between the complaint and action by the city, Tyndall
contended action was taken once the city, "had informa-
tion, other than hearsay, from another governmental body
(Manatee County Property Appraiser- i.e., the homestead
exemption) to substantiate the complaint."
According to Code Enforcement Chairman Tom
Turner, 17 months is an unusually long time to inves-
tigate a code infraction. Because, according to Tyndall,
the timeliness of city action was substantially predi-
cated on receiving the homestead information, the Is-
lander Bystander decided to see how long it would
take to get the same information. It turned out that it
took longer to get connected to a clerk in the property
appraiser's office than it did to find out the homestead
status on Cains' property. Because homestead status is
public record, the appraiser's office will answer home-
stead exemption status injuries over the phone for one
or two properties at a time per caller and their service
has been computerized since 1988.
The Code Enforcement Board tabled the matter,
offering the Cains two alternatives: They can pursue
their request with the planning commission for re-zon-
ing and, if successful, the alleged code violation will
be dropped by the board. Or, provide legally docu-
mented evidence that their commercial property has
been in continual use as a residence prior to and since
1974, then the property could be granted non-confor-
mity status under the Land Development Code.
If necessary, the board will reconvene in approxi-
mately 90 days.
pier fishing fee
By Pat Copeland
The Bradenton Beach City council has voted
to increase the fishing fee on the city pier from 25
cents to 50 cents.
Mayor Katie Pierola sought the increase last
week thinking the money generated could be used
to help fund the erosion control project for the
bank south of the pier. However, Councilman Herb
Dolan noted that the money can only be used on
the pier itself.
Pierola informed council that the erosion
project will cost $260,000, and the city must pro-
vide $65,000 of that sum. Another grant will pro-
vide $81,000, and the city must provide $4,000 of
that. The city's total is $69,000. Pierola is seeking
other grants for $30,000 and $32,000.
The project includes removing the rubble from
the bank, stabilizing the shore and planting man-
"They want to create a floating barge out in the
water," said Pierola, "that will create a marsh that will
protect the mangroves. Construction is slated for
Councilman Jack Charlton agreed with Dolan
that the money can only be used for the pier, but
he added, "Without doing it could the pier disap-
The council agreed to raise the fishing fee, which
will become effective 10 days after it is passed. Pas-
sage is scheduled for the 1 p.m. April 15 meeting.
Council also agreed to research how the money can
James Greig's trial set
A jury trial has been scheduled for June 21 at 9:00
a.m. for James D. Greig, a Holmes Beach native who was
arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft on
March 9. A pre-trial hearing is set for June 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Greig was arrested after he allegedly stole over
$1,000 in business receipts from a relative's home. He
is being held in the Port Manatee Stockade.
The Holmes Beach Department investigated.
Red Cross names
Force for Island
With the 1993 hurricane season approaching, the
Manatee County Chapter of the American Red Cross
has named a 12-member task force of Island offi-
Gail Carter of Bradenton Beach, a former council-
woman there, will serve as task force chairperson. Other
members are: Bradenton Beach- Mayor Katie Pierola,
Councilman Bill Campbell and Police Chief John
Maloney; Holmes Beach Mayor Pat Geyer, Fire Chief
Andy Price, Police Chief Richard Maddox and Coun-
cilwoman Billie Martini; Anna Maria City Council-
woman Dorothy McChesney, Executive Director of the
Anna Maria Island Community Center Pierrette Kelly,
Mary Lasson of Roser Memorial Community Church
and Carmine Galati of Galati's Marine, Inc.
The first meeting of the task force will be held
Task for task
This area of 14th Street
South in Bradenton
Beach, once an inlet, is
undoubtedly apart of the
newly formed island task
force's focus. They will
meet to discuss disaster
preparedness and evacua-
tion problems for the
islands. Pictured is the
storm washover that took
place during the no-name
storm March 13.
at the Anna Maria Fire District, Station 1, Holmes
Beach, conference room at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 16.
A town meeting on disaster preparedness will be
available for residents of each of the three Island
cities later this spring. Times and places will be
published in this newspaper.
Another break-in, other
By Jeannie Friedman
When this Islander Bystander reporter makes
weekly calls to the Anna Maria City "cop shop," the
sub-station of the Manatee County Sheriff's Depart-
ment, it is not an unusual occurrence to be told that no
crimes have been committed in the quaint little city.
Surprisingly, there has been a rash of burglaries in
the small community this month. On Friday, April 9,
the seventh in a string of break-ins occurred when
someone entered the Anchorage Oyster Bar at the
Anna Maria City Pier at approximately 3:00 a.m., but
fled when the alarm system was activated. Between
April 2 and 4, six businesses were forcefully entered.
Cash and merchandise was taken from at least two
businesses. Authorities are still investigating the
While entrance was gained to the Anchorage Bar
through a window, the other six businesses were entered
when doors were pried open. Bortell's Lounge was
robbed of $9,000 in cash. Money was also taken from
Snip's Hair Design, and Tip of the Island Restaurant.
Anna Maria Realty, Wild Monkey Outfitter, and
Sign of the Mermaid were also subjected to break-ins.
SAM sponsors public meeting
on bridge replacement
Monday, April 19 7 PM
Place, Anna Maria School, Holmes Beach
* Viewing of Ringling Bridge Proposal Video
* Holmes Beach Council Resolutions
* Administrative Hearing Progress
* DER/DOT Permitting
* Recent Bridge/Bridgetender Malfunctions
Sponsored by Save Anna Maria
If you are interested in information about the pro-
posed bridge replacement at Manatee Avenue, please
jg THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U APRIL 15, 1993 U PAGE 3
Two bridge resolutions ready for council vote
A flurry of bridge resolutions landed at Holmes
Beach City Hall in time for the new council's consid-
eration at their first worksession.
Resolutions concerning the replacement of Anna
Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue were intro-
duced by Councilwomen Carol Whitmore, Billie Mar-
tini and Mary Ellen Reichard. After some discussion,
Reichard withdrew her resolution in favor of Martini's,
which will be voted on, along with Whitmore's, at the
next council meeting April 20.
Whitmore's resolution supports a two-lane bridge
with two 10-foot emergency shoulders. Reichard and
Martini took exception to Whitmore's phrasing, "...
with no specifications on bridge height," which
Anna Maria City's director of public works, Frank
Tyndall, has received an official reprimand from
Mayor Ray Simches for "imprudent judgment," but
the walkway that stirred up controversy and prompted
the administrative action may never be removed.
Contrary to the wishes of council, Tyndall gave
verbal permission to property owners at 408 South Bay
Blvd., for the construction of a four-foot wide concrete
walkway which was built over a rock revetment on
Tampa Bay's shoreline,'with a portion of the structure
is in the preservation district. Both the city commission
and the board of zoning appeals had previously denied
approval for the project.
Then, construction was halted after city commission-
ers took action at a special meeting last January, ordering
the walkway removed. The mayor's reprimand was issued
for Tyndall's action but new owners of the property have
been informed by the department of public works direc-
tor that the part of the walkway that is within the platted
lot lines (R-1 zoning district) will be allowed to remain.
The portion that is in the preservation district (E-l) must
be removed unless a variance is granted.
Whitmore amended to read "... with the option of a
bascule with no specifications on bridge height."
Martini also took exception with, "... the City of
Holmes Beach will not infringe on allowing our citi-
zens to exercise their right to stop the construction of
a 65-foot fixed span bridge." noting, 'I never thought
we couldn't exercise our rights."
Whitmore said she wanted to allow people the
freedom to oppose the 65-foot fixed span even if coun-
cil did not concur.
Stressed Reichard, "We do not support that pro-
posed plan at this time. It is not the appropriate bridge,
and it's not the appropriate place for the bridge."
Whitmore took exception to the portions of
Reichard's resolution calling for consideration of an
alternative bridge at 53rd Avenue and decrying the
Simches reprimanded Tyndall for his action in a
memo dated March 23. Referring to Tyndall's verbal
approval to the property owners Simches stated, "Your
action in this matter seems to portray imprudent judg-
ment that was in direct contradiction to stated policy.
"It is necessary therefore as Chief Administrator for
the City of Anna Maria that I reprimand you for your ac-
tion. As noted in the City of Anna Maria Work Rules and
Regulations, another infraction such as this shall be
grounds for dismissal. The City Commission can also take
additional action if good cause is found to exist."
In a letter dated March 26, Tyndall advised the
present property owners that in order to determine the
amount of walkway that must be removed, they need to
apply for a variance, including a current sealed survey
showing the walkway as it now exists on the property.
"The distance that the walkway extends over the plat-
ted lot line into the preservation zone can then be scaled
off, and the request for variance forms can be filled out
showing the length of walkway that you are asking to al-
low to remain," Tyndall's letter states. A request for vari-
ance form was forwarded with the letter.
environmental impact at the present site. "We're talk-
ing out of both sides of our mouth. We say we want a
bridge over Sarasota Bay, the most environmentally
sensitive area on this coast, but we don't want one at
the site of the present bridge where the damage has
already been done."
Council Chairman Don Howard pointed out that a
third bridge study is already in the Florida Department of
Transportation work plan. He also noted that consider-
ation of a third emergency lane on the existing Manatee
Avenue Bridge, which Reichard's resolution calls for, is
impossible because of the construction of the bridge.
When Reichard withdrew her resolution in favor
of Martini's, Whitmore objected to the portion of
Martinis' which read, "... this 65-foot bridge would
have no buffer zone from winds from any quadrant,
thus making vehicular passage perilous in high winds."
Whitmore stressed, "That's not factual. A 65-foot
high bridge is not in any danger with high winds."
Martini said she meant that the "traffic traversing
a bridge of that height with high winds would be in
peril" and would approve rewording the resolution.
Anna Maria Fire Dist.
Fri., 4/16: 10 a.m.: Red Cross Disaster Task
Force Meeting at Station #1, Holmes Beach
Anna Maria City
Thurs., 4/15: 7 p.m.: SWFWMD Public Infor-
mation Workshop on Stormwater Drainage
Fri., 4/16: 7:30 p.m. Turtle Watch Meeting
Tues., 4/20: 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Meeting
Thurs., 4/15: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Mon., 4/19: 10 a.m. Island Transportation
Tues., 4/20: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
Island Elected Officials
Wed., 4/21 10 a.m. Island
Elected Officials Meeting at Longboat Key
All meetings at city halls unless otherwise noted.
Reprimand issued, walkway
may stay in Anna Maria
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[J THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 15, 1993 M PAGE 4
Thanks for the calls ...
People called to complain that the Anna Maria Island
Bridge at Manatee Avenue was stuck, with traffic im-
peded up and down the stretches of connecting roadway.
An inconvenience, but not life-threatening.
The callers consider this ample reasoning for a 65-
foot, fixed span bridge to replace the existing bascule
bridge going so far as to request an editorial on their
viewpoint. We'll gladly publish opinions and letters to
the contrary, but as far as this newspaper is concerned,
we remain solidly opposed to a 65-foot bridge.
At least five persons called between Friday evening
and Monday morning to tell us about the demise of
Turtle's. It's sad to see their quality of rock and blues dis-
appear from the scene, and we'll definitely miss Sunday
afternoon beach parties with the DTs, but maybe others
will pick up where Karen and Marty left off.
Many people shared rumors about the eminent sale of
the Harbor House to Ed Chiles ... he was observed survey-
ing storm damage to the property a few weeks ago ... and
Ron Jarvis was overheard discussing Ed's renovation plans
in a local bar. So much for keeping a deal quiet.
Callers were upset on Monday about the littered condi-
tion of Palma Sola Causeway, the gateway to our island from
northwest Bradenton. Islander Pat Mowrey reasoned "the
landfill couldn't rival the mess that was left on the cause-
way." It would seem to merit some weekend enforcement.
And as we finalize this week's pages, a call came in
about manatees in the canal at Pete Reynards.
Thanks for calling and we look forward to hearing
from you again, soon.
Islander Bystander readers
want to make a difference
Note: Following is an edited/condensed version of a
letter written to the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Regulation and submitted to the Islander Bystander for
publication in response to the March 25 editorial.
Despite the objections of the people who would be
most adversely affected (residents of Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria City), Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation still plans to construct a 65-foot
bridge to replace the present Manatee Avenue drawbridge.
What benefits are anticipated by the construction of
the new bridge and the four-laning of the Palma Sola
Causeway? Speeding traffic to the island will only cause
a severe bottleneck once the traffic reaches the two-lane
roads on the island. Will the Florida Department of Trans-
portation then decide that the attractiveness of Holmes
Beach must surrender to wide highways, turning the area
into another concrete, commercialized St. Petersburg
The mayor of Holmes Beach stated that she was pri-
marily concerned with emergency vehicles having to wait
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if the draw span were open. With present communication
systems, the drawbridge attendant could be notified of an
imminent emergency and boats could be kept waiting
until the emergency had passed.
It is understood that during emergency evacuations,
the Cortez Road Bridge is reserved for residents of Long-
boat Key, requiring all residents of Bradenton Beach to
squeeze into traffic from Holmes Beach and Anna Maria
City in order to cross the.Manatee Avenue Bridge. A new
65-foot high bridge would ii no way alleviate this condi-
tion. It is expected that such a bridge would have to be
closed during a hurricane and there would be no escape
route for anyone except those living on Longboat Key.
County Commissioner Edward Chance suggested
building a third bridge from an extended 53rd Avenue W.
location to Longboat Key. Commissioner Kent Chetlain
also said: "There is a crying need for a third bridge." This
seems like a viable solution. With their own bridge, Long-
boat Key residents would no longer strain the facilities of
Serious consideration should be given to any pro--
posed widening of the Causeway between Bradenton and
the Manatee Avenue Bridge for the following reasons:
The causeway is narrow, with beaches on both sides. This
causeway also includes two small bridges and one section
with water and mangroves on both sides of the road, con-
nected by a culvert under the road. Any proposed widen-
ing of the causeway would necessarily have to include
replacement and widening of these two small bridges and
culvert area to avoid dangerous traffic bottlenecks, with
resultant ecological damage to mangroves and seas life.
The suggested widening of the causeway would also
destroy or eliminate use of the beaches on both sides of
the narrow roadway. The beaches are popular with tour-
ists and residents for swimming, boating, and for special
events. The heavy use of this beautiful causeway relieves
alot of traffic which would otherwise go all the way to the
Gulf beaches. We should not allow this exceptional natu-
ral resource to be altered or.destroyed!
(Miss) Mabel Woodcock, Holmes Beach
Mayor Pierola on the bridge
The defeat of the Cortez bridge replacement was not
because of a few people fighting it. It was a joint effort by
the three Island cities' Bridge Design Committee, the Is-
land Chamber of Commerce, the Bradenton Beach Civic
Association, various condo and homeowners associations,
etc., and, thank God, for The Bradenton Herald.
The S.A.M. Committee has had an awesome task to
defeat still another high-rise structure to this Island. They
have made gigantic strides.
I believe there are three officials and perhaps at most
300 persons for the bridge. The Bradenton Herald has
done a super job supporting our plight. The Sarasota-Tri-
bune is also support us. We now need the help of our Is-
We deserve the same respect and treatment that Long-
boat Key and the Ringley area receive.
As a member of the MPO and representative for our
Island, I need all the ammunition I can get to take back to
the April 26 meeting. We also need an Island-wide reso-
lution against this bridge.
Please don't lose sight of all that has been accom-
plished to fight this bridge and to finally get the proper
studies that are needed.
Unity on this Island got us our new beach, represen-
tation on the MPO, stormwater drainage study and our
emergency planning service. We must remain united
against this bridge that could drastically change all of our
lives for the residents and visitors alike.
MayorKatie Pierola, Bradenton Beach
Note: The editorial in the March 25 issue of the Islander
Bystander was mirrored in the April 8 editorial in the
Bradenton Herald. We're glad the Herald agreed.
... and Chief Maloney, too
This is just to add my opinion to that of Mayor Katie
Pierola of Bradenton Beach and others re: the 65-foot high
bridge to Anna Maria Island from the mainland.
As police chief, my concern is the effect of winds on
evacuation vehicles on such a high-span bridge. All
evacuation vehicles are high profile vehicles, the type that
are usually, along with motorcycles, the first to be barred
from high bridges during periods of high winds. If a storm,
like that of March 13, catches us before we can safely
evacuate, I foresee a potential problem that could certainly
be exacerbated by such a bridge.
I think that these safety concerns should be studied
before any final decision is made about the future of our
bridges. Mr. May of FDOT, states that "no further input"
will be sought about this issue. Perhaps if these safety
concerns were publicly addressed, and we would have our
questions answered we would feel as if we were part of
the project which so affects us and not just something to
be ignored and overcome.
Chief John J. Maloney, Bradenton Beach Police
See more letters, page 6
Another island hi-rise
THOSE WEE THE BAYS
Part 4, the Saga of Anna Maria City, 70 years old
this year, by June Alder
Still standing on the northwest corner of Spring and Tarpon, this is thought to be
the first dwelling to go up in the Anna Maria Beach Resort, probably in 1910.
Called "Pioneer Cottage," it was occupied by developer George W. Bean for a
time. By the early 1920s the C. W. Bonhams (at left chatting with friends) owned
it. When Anna Maria was incorporated Bonham was temporary town clerk and
later the first vice mayor.
WELCOME HOME MR. TERVIN
Hon. Wallace Tervin, who repre-
sented Manatee County in the lower house
of the state legislature in the session just
ended, returned home Tuesday night. Not
as "Mr. Tervin, the member from Mana-
tee County," but as county solicitor, the
governor having appointed him to that
place before he left Tallahassee.
Discussing the work of the legisla-
ture, Mr. Tervin said that for the most
part the men composing the member-
ship of the two houses were earnest in
their efforts. He said south Florida
would be benefited by the proposed re-
apportionment of representation in the
legislature. He said he was favorable to
the legislature's act providing against
inheritance or income taxes as state lev-
ies in Florida.
The member from Manatee secured
passage of many acts of local nature,
including the amended Bradentown
charter, permission to the board of
county commissioners to issue time
warrants not to exceed $35,000 forpur-
chase of road building machinery; the
right to levy a higher county tax for
publicity purposes; also for the support
of the agricultural and home demon-
stration work; acts enabling the people
of the Bradentown and Palmetto dis-
tricts to vote upon no-fence laws for
their respective districts.
The Evening Herald, April 29, 1923
The Bradentown newspaper's list
of Rep. Tervin's legislative accomplish-
ments in behalf of Manatee County did
not include approval of a new munici-
pality on Anna Maria Island.
It wasn't Tervin's fault. He'd been
working hard since February to bring
into being a town encompassing most of
the seven-mile-long island. The charter
he drafted was approved enthusiasti-
cally by the locals on March 13 and
Tervin was confident of the
But as the final days of the 1923
session approached, Tervin got a wire
from Anna Maria. A hitch had devel-
oped. Objections were being raised to
the proposed boundaries of the town. A
public meeting was to be held on April
10 to deal with the matter.
Tervin must have been annoyed. A
major last-minute change in the charter
could mean putting offits approval until
next year. Worse, a divisive fight on the
local level might wreck the whole incor-
poration plan entirely. Tervin didn't have
time to get back to Anna Maria for the
April 10 meeting, but no doubt he awaited
the outcome anxiously.
That night Mayor Pro Tem Sam
Davis stepped down from the chair so
he could participate freely in the discus-
sion. A special chairman was "chosen"
(we don't know how) to take his place.
He was J. G. "Jim" Whitehead, whose
name shows up on a 1910 plat of the
Samuel C. Cobb subdivision as owner
of a citrus grove at the corner of
Sapadilla and Avocado streets (present-
day 56th Street and Marina Drive).
We only have sketchy minutes to go
by Town Clerk Pro Tem C. W. Bonham
did not see fit to record how many people
were present or who said what but the'
meeting must have been tense.
The charter submitted to the legisla-
ture described a town stretching from the
north tip of the Island down nearly four
miles to what is now the Holmes Beach
business district. What opponents wanted
was to cut the territory back to the old
Anna Maria Beach boundaries. Presum-
ably residents to the south weren't willing
to pay taxes to maintain the rundown re-
sort. Or possibly it was vice versa-some
Anna Marians were unenthusiastic about
throwing in with their southern neighbors.
Wrote Clerk Bonham: "After dis-
cussing the above topic a motion made
by U. J. Mashburn, seconded by Mr.
Schwartz (I have been unable to iden-
tify these two men) that we reduce the
territory from the south line of the S.
Cobb place to include the original hold-
ings of the Anna Maria Beach Com-
pany." Following this, Bonham simply
noted, "Motion Lost."
There was one more matter: "Mo-
tion by S. N. Davis, seconded by W. M.
Davis (temporary vice mayor) that the
attorney be wired to carry out the origi-
nal territory included in the Charter.
Motion Carried. Motion to adjourn.
Though the Evening Herald took no
note of it, evidently the charter was
granted before the gavel fell sending the
solons home. For after a gap often weeks,
the three-man Board of Commissioners of
the Town of Anna Maria convened on
June 20 to authorize Bonham to "get a list
of the necessary Books and Blanks to start
the Records and Accounts of the Town of
Where's the money coming from?
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along Bridge Street
As a business owner on Bridge Street and a member
of the Old Town Business Association, I have concerns
involving the proposed changes in the revitalization
Number one concern, for all business owners, is the
possibility of losing parking spaces. It would not be eco-
nomically feasible to forfeit any parking spaces. As a re-
minder to everyone, the purpose of applying for the grant
was for economic redevelopment. It is crucial that we look
at ways to provide more parking for the Bridge Street
businesses, not to take away from what already exists.
The concert for the beautification of Bridge Street
was gratefully welcomed by our community to enhance
our Old Town area and draw more people to our city. We
are barely able to provide parking for the little business
that we now have. To sacrifice any of the parking that we
now have could drastically affect our economic stability.
We cannot move forth into this revitalization with park-
ing as an afterthought! If it is inconvenient for people to
reach us, they may not come back or not come at all.
Numerous downtown cities throughout the United
States have devoted millions of dollars in beautifying their
downtown areas, only to have them turn into ghost towns
in later years. The concept of shopping malls providing
ample parking and convenience has destroyed many
The revitalization project offers plans for a lovely Old
Florida style feeling with boutiques, restaurants, and shops
- an area that would be inviting for many to see. But, we
must provide somewhere for them to park once they are
The concerns of the business people are real. Keep in
mind that the Bridge Street property owners, in most
cases, are absentees owners. The business people rent or
lease from these owners. If the businesses on Bridge Street
cannot survive, the property owners will lose their tenants,
and in time property values will certainly decline.
The concept of the revitalization is an excellent one.
However, we of the business community realize that we
cannot afford to sacrifice any of the existing parking
I am in full support of the redevelopment of Bridge
Street, but we must not, in haste, overlook a very basic
element our businesses need parking in order to survive.
Sandy Greiner, A Place For Lace, Bradenton Beach
Calling all old-timers
I am an Islander in (voluntary) exile. I lived on Har-
bor Drive and walked across our backyard to school up to
the end of fourth grade when my kicking, screaming body
was dragged off the Island, not to return for almost 30
years. My wife and I expect to be living on Willow Av-
enue some day and I have a vested interest in Anna Maria
I like your paper. There are people on the editorial
staff and contributors whose work we have enjoyed in the
original paper which stunned me when it was "bought up"
and then "shut down(?)."
We had some truly remarkable friends on the Island
in late '40s and early '50s. I'd really like to be able to track
down some of the survivors! especially Jack
Enclosed is $26 for a year's subscription. Would you
please send me the April 1 edition. I'm looking forward
to the continuation of "Those Were the Days."
Ro and Jan Pethick, Brigantine, NJ
Note: Would Jack Leffingwell, Jr. and all the "remark-
able" childhood friends of Mr. Pethick please write the
Islander with your whereabouts. When you do, include a
memory that includes Mr. Pethick we can record some
Island history and have a "written reunion."
To DER: no to bridge
The Florida Department of Environmental Regulation and
The Islander Bystander
I would like to go on the record to say that I am
against the proposed 65-foot bridge to Anna Maria Island
at Manatee Avenue.
I am especially concerned that a bridge of this size
and height is not only going to harm the seagrass growth
but, to accommodate the approaches, will harm the man-
groves that are in this area.
It is so obvious that the people of this island Do No
Want this type of bridge, but were never consulted or
We have owned property on this island for more than
ten years. First as a vacation condo and in the last five
years as a permanent resident homeowner. In all this time
I don't think I have been held up for more than three min-
utes while the bridge was up and only twice when the
bridge was out of commission.
Having a drawbridge has made this island more se-
cure. If there should be a wild chase from Bradenton, the
bridge could quickly be raised.
Please consider the wishes of the residents and tax-
payers and not have a 65-foot ugly bridge. Has anyone
looked at the one at Punta Gorda?
The wishes of the people should be honored.
Dorothy Poole, Holmes Beach
Another letter to DER ...
LBK: get a bridge of your own
Having experienced, read about and seen the news on
the March 12 and 13 storm with its wind and high water,
without even a direct hit on Anna Maria Island or Long-
boat Key, are the people of those two islands educated
enough now to cause the right thing to be done on the
It should now be obvious that wild storms can come
in the night, when drawbridges are in the down position,
when TV news is turned off, when Gulf Drive gets closed,
when Longboat Key's south escape route gets closed at
St. Armand's Key, and during which time the people of
the two islands should be heading east fast.
Too bad, Longboat Keyers, your "rich and famous"
are stuck in the soup (water) of your own doing, not al-
lowing any bridge to be built to your island. Well, no
bridge may help to keep the average person from elbow-
ing with, or driving among, the "rich and famous," but if
some future storm makes a direct hit on Longboat Key,
be assured there are not enough helicopters to get one
percent of those "rich and famous" off.
Wake up Longboat Keyers and get yourselves a
bridge of your own and stop "dumping off' on Anna
Maria. Anna Maria doesn't need another or different
bridge, and even the former and current Holmes Beach
City Council ought to understand this now.
Glenn A. Reed, Holmes Beach
To James Brock, our winter friend from Montpe-
lier, Vt., the staff of the Islander Bystander says "thank
you" for your surprise gift of Morse Farm Pure Ver-
mont Maple Syrup.
We've each taken our share and we'll think of you
each time we enjoy sampling the sweetness of Ver-
mont. See you next winter!
New pastor to be
installed at Gloria Dei
The Reverend Danith Kilts will be installed as
pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach,
on Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m.
Pastor Kilts, a native of Wisconsin, has served
parishes in North Dakota and Arizona prior to his com-
mitment. He and his wife, Paulette, will arrive a few
days after Easter and he will officially assume his du-
ties on April 15.
Will Stokes to speak to
Will Stokes, Island native, will speak to the Anna
Maria Historical Society about growing up on Anna
As an adult, Stokes has served in various capaci-
ties including principal in the local school system and
is currently an administrator at King Middle School.
The Historical Society meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Anna Maria City
Hall. The public is welcome.
College for seniors to
be discussed at Hi-1 2
The Anna Maria Hi-12 Club will hold its regular
meeting on Thursday, April 15, at Pete Reynard's res-
taurant in Holmes Beach. Social hour will begin at 11
a.m. followed by the luncheon at noon.
The meeting will be addressed by a member of
Elder Hostel, an organization which participates in
making college courses available to senior citizens.
Community Orchestra &
Chorus to hold
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus, conducted by Alfred Gershfeld, will perform
its second and last concert of the season on Sunday,
April 25, at 8 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The performance will include Adagio in G minor
- Tomasso Albinoni/Remo Giazotta, Cantata No. 94
- J. S. Bach and Symphony No. 6 (The Morning) -
Franz Joseph Haydn. Soloists will be Lorraine Sheeler,
soprano; Christine Ayala, alto; Donald Sheeler,
counter tenor; Richard Griffith, base and Marjorie
Admission is free with an offering.
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Island Garden Club to
The monthly potluck dinner meeting of the Island
Garden Club will be held Thursday, April 15 at 6:30
p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation in Holmes
The 1993 Beautification Awards will be presented
and new officers will be installed for the 1993/1994
Cortez cancer victim to
be helped with benefit
The family and friends of Cortez resident Dorothy
"Guthrie" Hand, who is currently fighting cancer, in-
vite Island residents to a benefit being held to help pay
for Hand's hospital and chemotherapy bills.
The event will take place Sunday, April 18, from
1 to 5 p.m. in the Cortez Cafe parking lot at 12108
Cortez Rd. W., in Cortez. Smoked mullet, Cortez Hog
Dogs (fried fish in a hot dog bun), potato salad, baked
beans, cole slaw, drinks and beer will be offered with
live entertainment provided by the Strange Brew and
the Kidd Flash bands. A raffle offering everything
from jet sky rides to lawn maintenance will be held
along with a bake sale, clown face painting and free
balloons for the kids rounding out the afternoon.
Folks unable to attend the event but who wish to
donate may send a check payable to "Dorothy's Ben-
efit Fund, to the First Union National Bank, 7500
Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34210.
This is it last Big Band
dance of season
The Florida Big Band Society will hold its last big
band dance of the season at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center on Friday, April 16, at 8 p.m. to 11
p.m. Debra Jean and the Melotones will provide the
music for this gala event.
Tickets are $10 a person. Reservations for couples
and singles for this BYOB affair are important. For
reservations and seating arrangements call the Center
at 778-1908 between 9:30 a.m and 2:30 p.m. week-
days. Singles are welcome and may call for reserva-
tions at 778-4181 in the evenings.
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Join us on JUNE 1st in our new
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The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat
Drive South, will have an opening reception for the All
Seniors Exhibit sponsored by The Shores Retirement
Community on Sunday, April 18, fro 2 to 4 p.m.
Awards totaling $1,000 will be presented and the pub-
lic is invited to attend. The exhibit runs through May
7 in the Main Gallery of the Art Center. For more in-
formation call 383-2345.
A Citizen's Forum on Sarasota Bay will take place
Monday, April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mote Marine
Laboratory, Martin-Selby Education Center, 1600
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Experts will discuss the
results of a two-year investigation by the Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program.
The Manatee County Central Library will co-
sponsor the last of the season Living Trust Workshop
with the L.A.W. Clinic Tuesday, April 20 at 11 a.m.
in its auditorium. The program is free and open to the
public. Light refreshments will be served. The Library
is located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. For
more information call 748-5555 and ask for the Infor-
mation Services Department.
Earth Day Festival '93 hosted by Keep Manatee
Beautiful will be held Saturday, April 17,9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at Bradenton's Waterfront Park. The day-long program of
events include a petting zoo, a live cougar, free children's
activities and games, eco-exhibitors, great food, free
prizes, live entertainment and a tree and plant sale. The
Manatee County Extension Service will hold programs on
"Gardening With Herbs," "Learning How to Become an
Environmental Shopper," "Composting Made Easy,"
"How Vegetables Grow" and "Making Your Own Wrap-
ping Paper" for children.
The American Association of University Women will
hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 20, at the Pier
Restaurant in Bradenton. The cost is $13 per person. So-
cial hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., followed
by the program. For reservations call, Terry Weaver 955-
1519 or Susan Woodruff at 792-7033.
Manatee County will kick off its second free col-
lection program for household hazardous waste on
Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. at the Pubic Works Administration Building on
66th Street West off of Cortez Road. After this collec-
tion period, the hazardous waste program will continue
at the Lena Road Landfill on the third Saturday of each
month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4507 Manatee Avenue W.
Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Roser Men's Club holds
The season's final meeting and luncheon of the
Roser Men's Club will be held on Tuesday, April 20,
at 12 noon at Roser Memorial Community Church in
The speaker will be former Wisconsin lieutenant
governor Russ Olson who has collected many humor-
ous political stories during this career.
Everyone is welcome.
Art League to host
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host a
demonstration by Mary DuCharme of oil and acrylic
painting on Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Island Gal-
lery West, 5348 Gulf Dr. N., Holmes Beach. There is
a fee of $3 for members and $4 for non-members. Seat-
ing is limited. Call 778-6648 for a reservation.
Turtle Watch to hold
The Anna Maria Turtle Watch will hold its annual
organizational meeting on Friday, April 16, at 7:30
p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall.
Anyone wishing to volunteer to help preserve the
loggerhead sea turtles are welcome to attend.
For further information, call 778-1156 or 778-1126.
The Bradenton branch of the American Associa-
tion of University Women offers scholarships to de-
serving women in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Women over the age of 25 who have pursued a bach-
elor degree and have completed two full years of college
in an accredited school; who have achieved a grade point
average of 3.0 (a "B" average); or women seeking ad-
vanced degrees may apply for scholarships. Such person
must be able to demonstrate financial need.
If you, or someone you know, meet the criteria
mentioned above, apply immediately by contacting
Patti Jackson, 3760 Cortez Rd. W., #1, Bradenton, Fla.
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When business owners continued to protest the
loss of parking in the new Bridge Street parking plan,
the Bradenton Beach City Council agreed to give it
another week. Some residents stated objections be-
cause they had no chance to review the plan before it
was introduced to council by the Community Redevel-
opment Agency (CRA).
CRA Chairman Clem Dryden explained that the new
plan was a result of complaints about insufficient parking.
Some parking spaces were added, and an effort was made
to retain the street scape of the original design.
"We have a compromise, which the CRA feels we
can live with, as long as we continue to look for addi-
tional parking off street and try to tie it in for the over-
all betterment of that location," Dryden said.
Architect Rick Fawley pointed out that there will
be a transitional period during which Bridge Street will
evolve as, "a chicken and egg situation. You can pro-
vide all the parking that you ultimately need, like at
DeSoto Square Mall, and end up with a sea of parking
and nobody there."
Fawley pointed to alternative sites for parking off
Bridge Street on a long-term basis as a solution.
Property owner Mike Hodges questioned the CRA
vote on the new parking plan and said he wanted to
retain the existing number of parking spaces until that
capacity is replaced.
City Attorney Alan Prather explained that the vote
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Holmes Beach City Council heard no opposition fore they dumping into the bay. All drainage will be on
on a proposal to open 41st Street by Dave Moynihan city right-of-way."
and requested he return to council after receiving Councilman Richard Bohnenberger asked if there
SWIFTMUD approval, would be any need to open 5th Avenue in the future.
Moynihan had approached the council on the project, Fernandez said if it opens up -onto Manatee Avenue,
designed to provide ingress and egress to four lots on 41st state permits would be required, because traffic would
Street, a year ago. The city agreed to participate in the cost be dumping onto a state highway.
of the project on a cost share basis of one third for the city Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard asked the
and two thirds for the lot owners. They budgeted $3,000 number of units that could be developed on the lots.
for their share of the total cost of $9,000. The lot owners Fernandez replied, "Right now it's platted as four
contracted to design the road and water collection system. lots. This is R-4 zoning 10 units per acre maximum.
The project would open 41st Street between 4th If an individual 100xl00 -foot lot is calculated, it will
and 5th Avenues, which are closed streets. hold a duplex. It would be two units, potentially, on
Public Works Superintendent John Fernandez ex- each property. However, if the unit is sold as a block,
plained, "SWIFTMUD gets involved in it, because there is the potential to pick up one extra unit, if they
they look at any opening of streets as a source of wa- turn it into a condominium.
ter that will eventually make it's way into the bay. The "The city is committed to $3,000. If they want to
purpose of the retention area is so that water coming build whatever they're zoned for, that's their right,"
off of the property has a chance to sit and cleanse be- said Councilwoman Carol Whitmore.
Marvel comic book super hero
S Spiderman signs autographs for the
,-, children at the Anna Maria Community
Center after his talk about physical,
verbal and sexual abuse. "Spidey," as
his friends call him, helped the chil-
*.dren to understand what abuse is and,
"It's not yourfault it's OK to tell.
April is Child Abuse Prevention
OlMonth. The superhero's visit to the
Island was provided by Manatee
County Children's Services.
S'Photo: Joy Courtney
was legal with three members of the five-member
board present there was a quorum.Two board mem-
bers voted in favor and one abstained. The abstention
was not proper, but the quorum was not lost and the
abstention counted as a negative vote.
Robert Johnson of Clark, Roumelis and Associ-
ates, Inc., project consultants, said there are require-
ments on spending grant funds and some limitations
when you get into private property. "The only allow-
able use of funds on private property is facade im-
provements. When you get into the issue of parking,
if you want to enter into a long-term lease, 30 to 40
years, they will allow funds to make improvements on
private parking but the lot has to be made available for
Councilmen Jack Charlton and Jim Kissick said
they wanted more time to review the plan, while Herb
Dolan favored proceeding with the plan.
CATF member John Sandberg told council he was
"tired of sitting on advisory councils to this council,
and this council not listening to your advisory board."
Due to the objections, council set a special meet-
ing on the subject for 7 p.m. on April 15. The plan is
available for viewing at city hall.
The council also approved an amendment to the
grant application on line items in the project budget.
Sidewalks and malls was reduced from $376,435 to
$358,315 and removal of architectural barriers from
$30,00 to $20,000. Two line items were added drain-
age at $26,620 and street striping at $1,500.
Special meeting slated on
Bridge Street parking plan
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: Sandy Pointe
-- .-. project plan
Si, This aerial view looks
south across Manatee
Avenue (with the Bay on
.-the left), Westbay Cove,
Sunbow Bay and the
..- ~existing 12-unit building
..at Sandy Pointe. The
Snew buildings at Sandy
Pointe would be in the
-. area south and to the
right of the existing
building at the top of the
Photo courtesy of Jim
Sandy Pointe vote set April 20;
questions, comments aired
By Pat Copeland
Numerous complaints and objections to a site plan for
the condominium project Sandy Pointe were made by
residents of Sunbow Bay to the Holmes Beach City Coun-
cil but were directed to pursue their grievances as civil
matters between the two condominium associations. The
proposed development, just south of Sunbow Bay, is be-
ing developed by Ren Glanz of Anna Maria.
Opening the site plhn review, Public Works Super-
intendent John Fernandez explained, "Sandy Pointe is
a condominium that went through bankruptcy several
years ago and development ceased. There are 12 units
there, currently, that are occupied. This proposal is to
complete development of this property.
According to present land development code,
Fernandez stated, "we can only calculate land that is
1.46 feet above the mean high water line, and a lot of
this property lies below that. The property is zoned R-
3, multi-family residential, which is 10 units per acre
maximum. I totaled out 4.84 acres. At 10 units per
acre, that's 48 units. There are 12 units existing, so the
proposal is for 36 units."
Fernandez introduced letters on behalf of the
project from the Manatee County Public Works De-
partment, Florida Department of Transportation, Anna
Maria Fire District, Florida Power and Light, Florida
Department of Environmental Regulation and South-
west Florida Water Management District
(SWIFTMUD). Some indicated approval; others noted
regulations to be met.
Concerns of Sunbow Bay residents included the
location of the buildings, a five-foot buffer zone be-
tween developments, landscaping entrance and util-
ity easements, drainage, mangrove protection and use
of their pool by Sandy Point residents.
Project architect John Houck said the buildings
conform to the original site design. He noted that the
Council and board
In the first meeting with newly elected members, the
Holmes Beach City Council received committee appoint-
ments from Mayor Pat Geyer, elected a chairman and vice
chairman and voted on several board appointments.
Committee appointments included the following:
Mayor Pat Geyer planning, buildings and
grounds, recreation, city beautification, park commit-
tee, Island Transportation Planning Organization
(ITPO) and Island Emergency Operations Center
Councilman Richard Bohnenberger legislative
committee and IEOC
Councilman Don Howard roads, drainage and
26-feet from the property line to the building in ques-
tion functions as a buffer strip.
Fernandez added, "Obviously, if they put a buffer
across the land there would be no way to access the
property so there are provisions to subtract from here
and put it other places."
Fernandez also said he considered the entrance
easement between the properties as a road and as a
front setback, which is more restrictive than a side
setback. He said the 26 feet there is well within the
city's setback, as are the other setbacks.
Glanz produced a grant of easement recorded in
the Manatee County Courthouse showing that "they've
agree and allowed Sandy Pointe to complete the con-
struction of roadways, drainage, utilities, facilities, etc.
for ingress and egress and installation and maintenance
over, under, through and across the land."
Glanz said he is working with SWIFTMUD to de-
velop a drainage system and he also noted that a wetlands
environmental engineer, as well as SWIFTMUD, sur-
veyed the mangroves and the wetlands jurisdictional line
is outside the area of construction.
Glanz stressed to residents of Sunbow Bay, "We
will work with you. The lines of communication are
open. We're not going to violate any laws. We're not
asking for any variances for this project. It's what it's
zoned for. We'll do anything the city requires us to do
that's within the code."
When complaints focused on use of the condo-
miniums' swimming pools by each other's residents,
Council Chairman Don Howard replied, "You are both
neighbors. Many of these problems are internal and
should be worked out between the two condominium
Council members agreed and noted that all city
requirements on the project have been met. The site
plan is scheduled for a vote at the April 20 council
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard sanitation
and recycling and Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore insurance and
Councilwoman Billie Martini Anna Maria Island
Community Center representative
Entire council finance committee
Howard was elected chairman and Bohnenberger
Harold Hansen was appointed to the ITPO
Citizen's Advisory Committee.
The council reappointed its current legal and au-
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Holmes Beach resident Vincent Wright is conducting group will meet for dinner and entertainment followed by
another tour to benefit the Sarasota-Manatee Community an evening of cards and games. Historic Thomasville,
Orchestra whose Sunday afternoon concerts in Van Wezel including its noted rose test gardens and its famous
Hall in Sarasota have been enjoyed by many Islanders. Lapham-Patterson house will be enjoyed. The group will
The group will travel by motor coach Thursday and then move on to Pebble Hill Plantation for a tour of the
Friday, April 29 and 30. The first day will include a lun- mansion and luncheon before the trip home.
cheon at a French restaurant in Tallahassee followed by Seats are available at the cost of $146.50, all-inclu-
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MM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 15, 1993 M PAGE 10
Peace Corps beckons Community Center assistant director
By Joy Courtney
Islander Katherine Johnson answered her phone
recently to hear the call of the Peace Corps.
Johnson will leave her three-year position as assis-
tant director of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center to accept a two-year Peace Corps assignment
as an English grammar teacher in Latvia, a constituent
republic in northwest European USSR bordering the
"Initially I thought I was going to get a position in
Africa, but that fell through. I didn't hear from them,
so I put the idea aside. Then seven months later they
called me about this teaching position. First thing I did
was grab an encyclopedia. I knew were the Baltic Sea
was but 'where is Latvia!?' Then I called my fam-
ily and my dad was really excited. For Christmas I
received seven books on the Soviet Union from him,"
Johnson added with a smile.
Johnson has a BA in English literature from the
University of South Carolina. In Latvia, her responsi-
bilities will be to teach English grammar to high school
age students three days a week and hold English semi-
nars for the country's educators. Teaching the teach-
ers is what excites Johnson the most, she explained.
What motivates a person to shuck all that is known
and take on Peace Corps responsibilities so far away
from home? For Johnson the idea was born during her
college years but she said she never had the guts or
enough desire to follow through. She credits her expe-
rience of helping to mold the Community Center with
Director Pierrette Kelly into the viable Island institu-
tion it is today and working with the Center's unbeliev-
ably dedicated volunteers for giving her the impetus to
follow-through on her dream.
Johnson went through three interviews with Peace
Corps representatives, provided six references and
permitted a background check including researching
her university records.
"Then it was a lot of waiting," laughed Johnson.
"I truly believe my position at the Center helped me
get the appointment. The Peace Corps looks into ev-
ery facet of one's life. They want a sincere combina-
tion of academics and dedication to the concept of the
Corps helping people," said Johnson.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Today the beach tomorrow
Katherine Johnson, assistant director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, soaks up as much of
the sun as she can before she leaves our Island
community for a teaching post with the Peace
Corps in the USSR.
Johnson's last day at the Center will be Friday,
April 30. From there she will visit family up north to
find her way to Washington, D.C., on June 1. After a
week's orientation, she'll "ship out" on June 5. Upon
her arrival in Latvia, she faces three months of cultural
and language training and will be under the Corps'
watchful eye. After successful completion of her 90-
day probationary period, she'll be administered the
ago, she called the Cortunmunity Center the 'Pearl of the
Community.' It was our goal to make the Center's
programs stronger and more diversified so it would
always meet the needs of the community it serves. I
have never forgotten that .I'll miss everyone here, but
I'm taking that spirit me," said Johnson.
Ahh, yes, but will she miss the sun?
"Good question. If I do, will you sent me some?"
You bet through her work at the Center, she's
definitely left behind enough to share.
High School students
wanted for Manasota
Teams of five students each from all Manatee and
Sarasota high schools are invited to demonstrate what they
know about Florida's natural resources: soils, forestry,
wildlife, water resources and environmental issues.
The Manasota Envirothon '93 is a competitive,
"hand-on," problem-solving event designed to chal-
lenge high school students' knowledge of Florida's
environmental resources and issues. The winning team
will go on to compete in the state finals in Silver
Springs, Florida, on Saturday, May 15, 1993.
The competition takes place on the grounds of the
Manatee-Sarasota Fish & Game Association in Oneco
on Tuesday, April 20. Registration and orientation is
at 9 a.m., the competition starts at 9:30 a.m. and at 2:30
p.m. the awards will be presented. Volunteers are
needed. Call Joe Bruska at 813-722-6636 for addi-
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[j THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 15, 1993 I PAGE 11
Dye paints picture of 'Sunshine' for
Holmes Beach City Council
Bell family benefit at
The Anchor Inn will host a fund-raising party
to benefit the Bell family Sunday afternoon, April
18 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Jesica Shaffer, 17, daughter of Barabara Bell
of Cortez, was killed in a car accident in
Hendersonville, NC recently.
The proceeds from a $1 cover charge will
help the family offset emergency expenses.
Jesica's stepfather Bruce Bell a member of the
band Willie Steel will perform at the benefit.
Information, call the Anchor Inn, 778-3085.
Taylor to hold exhibit
at Heron's Watch
An exhibit of watercolors by Mary Taylor
will be shown at Heron's Watch gallery in Anna
Maria City during the last two weeks of April. An
opening reception will be held on Friday, April
16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 419 Pine Ave.
across from Roser Memorial Community Church.
Center needs to
borrow boat trailer
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
needs to borrow a 22-foot boat trailer to move a
boat that has been donated to the Center for its
auction fund-raiser in May. The trailer is needed
Call Luke Courtney at 775-5405 for details.
By Pat Copeland
City Attorney Steve Dye gave the Holmes Beach
Council a crash course in the workings of the "Govern-
ment in the Sunshine" laws last week, pointing out
several areas where council members must be espe-
Dye explained that government in the sunshine
was developed to "rid government of corrupt politi-
cians and staff members. Its intent was not to cause
people to innocently fall victim to it, which is easy to
do, because it's written very, very broadly and the
exceptions are so narrow."
Dye noted three areas of concern government
in the sunshine, ethics, and municipal powers and the
legislative function. He detailed these in a booklet for
council members and also advised them to read the
first 140 pages of the Government in the Sunshine
Manual. He said the law also applies to commission or
committee members appointed to advise the council.
Areas of caution Dye pointed out include: walking
to and from city hall before or after a meeting, while
on break during a meeting or attending a social func-
tion. "Be especially careful about these innocent situ-
ations," he said. "All you need is two members.
You've got to be very careful in a small town, because
you're more likely to end up at a function with another
council member. When that happens, don't violate the
law but also try not to project an air of violation the
perception can be damaging, as well.
"But I don't want to scare you into thinking that
if you see another council member you have to run out
of the room." he said.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked Dye for
clarification on how the law applies to letters from
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"Everything you get as a council member, unless
it falls under one of the very narrow exceptions, is
public record," he warned. "If someone sends you a
letter with something in it that they don't want any-
body to know about, they shouldn't be sending it to a
public official. The law also applies to replies to cor-
Dye said the exceptions concern litigation and
On public records, Dye noted that minutes of pub-
lic meetings are public record before they are approved
by the council. In order to avoid city liability on un-
approved minutes, the council agreed to stamp "draft"
Whitmore asked how the sunshine law applies to
the two council members who are members of Save
Dye replied, "Two council members could be in
the same organization, but if something comes up and
it's something that could possibly come up in an offi-
cial capacity, then they should leave the meeting. Or
if the two members sat and were mute, it would not be
a violation. It takes two one person and there's not a
concern. With two members of council, you've met
one of the criteria."
A council member cannot abstain from a vote unless
there's a conflict of interest. Dye said, "When you have
a conflict of interest, you have to tell the assembly and 15
days after the vote, you have to submit a memo that will
become part of the permanent record. If you're question-
ing whether you have a conflict, then you have one.
There's no downside to declaring a conflict"
Dye said that Holmes Beach has a "strong mayor"
type of government, with the mayor and city staff
functioning as the administrative branch and the coun-
cil functioning as the legislative branch. The roles of
each branch are set forth in the city charter.
MM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 15, 1993 1 PAGE 12
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the week of March 28. First
row, left to right are Travis Roush, Tara Villars,
Abby Dahlquist, and Megan Eppert. Back row, left
to right are Jeremy Brainard, Jeffrey Brainard,
Rachelle Brockway, Kimberly Berrett, Evan
Fischbach, Rebecca Epright and Sarah Loveland.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Easter doings for Meals on Wheels Photo: Joy Courtney
Pat Stockton 's first graders and Karen Paul's third graders at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary team up to make holiday tray arrangements for Meals on Wheels. First grader
Holly Lillis with her third grade friend, Katie Holmes, join third grader Shawna
Rigney with her friend, first grader Stephanie Ross, to make Easter bunny baskets to
fill with candy out of milk cartons and a lot of carrying. "It is nice for them to be
able to do something for someone else. It's usually the other way around," said
Stockton as she and Paul oversaw the afternoon's teamwork.
Tours set during
Anna Maria Elementary School will hold
its kindergarten registration for the 1993/1994
school year on Friday, April 30, from 7:30
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tours of the classrooms and grounds will
be offered at 9:30 a.m.., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Parents are reminded to bring the child's
certified birth certificate, social security card,
immunization records and evidence of a physi-
cal during the last 12 months.
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A bunch of bunnies Photo: Joy Courtney
Jessica Sweetnich, Jessica Hoffmann, Joshua Armstrong and Sean Whitney,
second graders in Marcia Brockway's class at Anna Maria Elementary, spend
their time in art class making likenesses of the season's "soon to be" visitor.
Jessica named her friend "Cottontail." "Hoppity" was chosen by Jessica and
"Air" (?) is now Joshua's friend. Sean named his friend "Hippity" obvi-
ously Hoppity's twin.
I found one,
I found one!
Student Sabrina Foley delights
in finding one of the Easter
eggs hidden by the young
women from King Middle
School's Student Advisory
council. Sabrina is in Lynne
McDonough 's kindergarten/
first grade split class and,
needless-to-say, enjoyed the
Photo: Joy Courtney
Anna Maria School menu
* Breakfast: Toast, Cheese or Sausage, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Salad on Lettuce w/Crackers, Carrots, Fruit Cobbler
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
* Lunch: Fiestado, Mexican Corn, Tossed Salad, Ice Cream
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juice
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* Lunch: Hot Dog, Coleslaw, Orange Juice, Peach
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Breakfast: Toast w/Peanut or Almond Butter, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Oven Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans,
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The Island Poet
Love is the thing that makes the world go around.
This is a fact I am sure most folks have found.
There is the love of a girl for a boy that gives her a rush.
This we used to call a school girl crush.
The sweet love of a young child for its mother.
Or the love that one drunken fellow has for another.
But there is just one love that will always prevail.
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Island Police reports
Anna Maria City
April 9, Anna Maria City Pier, 3:00 a.m., Break-in.
Unknown person or persons entered the Anchorage Oys-
ter Bar through a window then fled when alarm system
was activated. The sheriff's office is investigating.
April 10 or 11,200 Block Gladiolus, Btw. 11:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. Burglary. Two concrete cardinals and a
plastic flamingo were stolen from a lawn.
* April 3, 100 Block Cortez Rd., 9:00 p.m., Driving
with suspended license.
* April 7, 2500 Blk. Gulf Dr., N., Myer's Act. Male
passed out on beach, strong odor of alcohol detected.
Transported to county jail for his own protection.
* April 6, Manatee Ave., & E. Bay Drive, 4:21 p.m.,
Traffic assistance. Holmes Beach officers assisted in
directing traffic when the Anna Maria Bridge malfunc-
* April 6, 300 Bik. 64th St., 7:00 p.m. Cat injured. Pet
owner reported that his cat had been shot and injured
by a pellet gun.
* April 7, 500 Block 71st St., Grand Theft. A diamond
and emerald ring was stolen from a residence by a
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* April 7, 6800 Block Palm Dr., 12:57 a.m., Distur-
bance. Apartment resident complained that noisy
clothes dryer was being used after mid-night. Officer
investigated. No action taken.
* April 7, 6700 Block Gulf Dr., 9:04 a.m., Burglary.
Mans wallet, ladies purse, credit cards, traveler's
checks taken from condominium.
* April 9, 5300 Block Gulf Dr., 11:56 p.m., Burglary.
During routine business check, officer discovered bro-
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eight checks made payable to the business were taken
from the cash drawer.
* April 9, 5300 Block Gulf Dr., 11:56 p.m., Attempted
break-in. After discovering break-in at Hair Motions, of-
ficer checked rear door of Barefoot Traders Gift Shop and
found pry marks on rear door. Entry had not been made.
* April 10, 300 Block 61st St., 1:14 a.m., Spouse bat-
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* April 10, 400 Block Manatee Ave., 11:26 p.m., Driv-
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* April 11,7:46 p.m., Manatee Ave. and E. Bay Dr., Traf-
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* April 11, 100 Block 49th St., Cat attack and killing.
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trying to catch the attacking cat. When they were able
to catch the animal, they drowned it in a hot tub.
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Islander to exhibit
at Heron's Watch
Anna Maria Island winter resident Mary Taylor
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on her scholarly career, she entered a new sphere as a
respected artist and art historian.
When Taylor retired in 1980 from Plymouth State
College of the University of New Hampshire, she took up
painting in watercolor as a special interest, concentrating
on the landscapes of New Hampshire and Maine. She
exhibits regularly in New England and has had eight one-
person shows in the past 12 years. One of her paintings is
reproduced and discussed in Lawrence Goldsmith's book,
"Watercolor Bold and Free."
For the past three years, she has wintered on Anna
Maria Island and finds the brilliant light of lush vegeta-
tion of Florida influencing her treatment of color and
form. Taylor's paintings start with palm trees, boats, and
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Theatre tomorrow. With the little pigtails that were one of
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Our congratulations go out to Captain Todd Ro-
maine with "Oscar II." He and his wife, Karen, landed
a big one on April 4 with a six pound, nine ounce baby
girl. Welcome, little Jessica Rae!
Arkee from the Bradenton Beach Pier reported
anglers were catching snook and nice-sized trout late
at night and early morning, as well as Spanish mack-
erel, sheepshead and whiting.
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet re-
ported their four-hour trip averaged 80 head of vermil-
ion and gray snapper; their six-hour trip averaged 250
head of vermilion snapper, gray snapper and someone
even caught a ten-pound black grouper. Also, their
nine-hour trip averaged 100 head of grouper, man-
grove snapper, vermilion snapper and cobia.
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin said lots and lots of red
grouper were found offshore when the boats could get out
and quite a few snook were reported in the backwater.
Captain Rick Gross with "Fishy Business II" re-
ported he has been doing well on snook and has been
able to produce has clients limit on almost every trip.
Rick has also caught and released redfish on every trip
this past week.
Fran from the Anna Maria City Pier said they were
catching sheepshead, nice-sized flounder, quite a few
pompano (which were keepers) and four to five snook at
night. Nice-sized whiting were also being caught at night.
Captain Mike Heistand with "Magic" said redfish
up to 34 inches were caught and released, as well as
limits of snook up to seven or eight pounds and man-
grove snapper up to 20 inches. He also said sheepshead
were getting harder to find by the day.
Dewey from the Rod & Reel Pier said snook were
being caught at night using shrimp and shiners for bait
with sheepshead, flounder and nice-sized trout, one at
24 1/2 inches, latching onto shrimp, shiners and
sandfleas for bait. He also said they are seeing mack-
erel and kingfish running by the pier.
John Fernandez, Jr., of Island Discount Tackle
said anglers were catching a lot of snook on the flats
- look around the mangrove islands and in potholes.
He also said there were nice mangrove snapper along
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Captain Tom Chaya with "Dolphins Dreams" re-
ported he has been able to produce limits of snook this
week. Tom had also caught and released redfish and
caught trout for his clients this past week.
Terri from Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Cap-
tain Zack reported having caught snook up to 18
pounds, big trout, and redfish, released, up to 30 inches
with much flounder.
Captain Mark Bradow said white bait can be hard to
get at times, but he has been able to produce snook, trout,
flounder and redfish which were caught and released.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle reported a
lot of people were catching snook on the flats and trout
are up in Palma Sola Bay.
First big catch
Scott Vos, 13, from Grand Rapids, Mich., caught
and released this 33 inch redfish last week while
aboard the charter boat "Magic." This was Scott's
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Roswitha and Arch
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Mixed Couples Tourna-
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The winner of the 1993
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runner-up Bob Elliott.
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"A" winner Bonnie
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Geraldine Siegal (left)
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winner of Flight "B"
Amy Hook, runner-up
Ursula Rowse, Flight
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Consolation is Evlynn
Jones, not pictured.
Teddy Morgan (left)
winner of the 1993
and runner-up Ruth
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Joe Funk (left) hit his on
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1993, and Gerry Scott,
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Duane R. Allan
Duane R. Allan, 65, of Holmes Beach, died April
10 at home.
Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Mr. Allan came to
Holmes Beach from Fort Lauderdale a month ago. He
was a manager of Contac Division of Smith Kline &
Beecham in Philadelphia. He was a Methodist. He was
a member of the Masons in Seattle and a Moose lodge
in Ft. Lauderdale. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran
of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters,
Debra Kallins of Holmes Beach, Robyn Rapp and
Lynn Rabin, both of Seattle; a brother, Jimmy, of To-
ledo, Ore.; and five grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. Private services will
be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to
American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10459, Braden-
ton, Fla., 34282. Toale Brother Funeral Home was in
charge of cremation arrangements.
Elton Louise Bunderman
Elton Louise Bunderman, 87, of Bradenton Beach,
died April 10 at home.
Born in Frostburg, Md., Mrs. Bunderman came to
the area from Glen Burnie, Md., 27 years ago. She was
a retired nurse. She was a Protestant.
No local visitation or services were held. Burial
was in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of the
Robert 'Bob' W. Haupt
Robert W. Haupt, 66, of Anna Maria City, died
April 6 in Mediplex Rehab, Bradenton.
Born in Williamsport, Ind.,
Mr. Haupt came to our area from
Lafayette, Ind., in 1988. He was
a retired heavy-equipment op-
erator. He was a member of
American Legion Post 11,
Lafayette; International Union of
Operating Engineers Local 103,
Indianapolis; and Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge 1529, Lafayette.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his mother, Ruth, of Lafayette;
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To simulate a feeling of weightlessness, the first
astronauts trained in water.
Exercise in water is a good idea for people under-
going many types of medical rehabilitation as well.
"Water therapy can be helpful for people with all sorts
of medical conditions," said Chris Robbins, director of
aquatics at Mediplex Rehab-Denver. "It offers the same
advantage used by the astronauts a person in water feels
lighter as his or her body displaces fluid."
"That weight reduction is especially beneficial for
people with lower limb problems," Robbins said.
"Very often a person recovering from a knee injury or
a hip replacement has trouble trying to exercise be-
cause any weight bearing activity can be painful. But
if you submerge up to your neck, you can exercise the
limb through a full range of motion with only 10 per-
cent of your weight being on it."
Water therapy is more than getting into the near-
est pool and splashing around. And, it isn't something
that can be done on one's own at least not initially.
"Water therapy, like any other form of therapy, has
to be seen as one part of a complete plan of medical
treatment and rehabilitation," Robbins said. "The ex-
ercises have to be designed by a professional for the
patient's specific conditions age, size, extent of in-
jury even emotional makeup. It may be just a small
part of overall treatment."
Groups as disparate as the National Stroke Associa-
tion and the Arthritis Foundation are developing water
two sons, Michael A., of Anna Maria City, and Den-
nis, of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Gene, of Lafayette;
and a granddaughter, Janae.
No local visitation or services were held. Griffith-
Cline Island Chapel was in charge of the cremation.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Vet-
erans, 111 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton, Fla. 34203.
'Little Bear' Townsend
Robert John "Little Bear" Townsend, 67, of
Bradenton Beach, died April 7 at home.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., Mr. Townsend came to
Bradenton Beach from Billings, Mont., 15 years ago.
He was the owner of Little Bear Electric. He was a
member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was treasurer
of Moose Lodge 2188 and a member of Veterans of
Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 24.
He is survived by his mother, Elsie, of Bradenton
Beach; a daughter, Kathy Newman of Bradenton; three
sons, John and Thomas both of Minnesota, and Ricky,
of Bradenton Beach; and eight grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. Services were at St.
Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. A special
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therapy programs. Water therapy has even proven useful
helping treat drug and alcohol dependency.
The benefits of water therapy extend beyond the
physical. It can help patients feel better emotionally, as
well. Because some physical therapy can be uncomfort-
able exercising a surgically-repaired knee, for instance
patients may hold back on stretching exercises, or stop
trying to walk when discomfort reaches a certain level. If
water therapy can alleviate some pain, patients are more
inclined to stay with the exercise.
There's another benefit for people whose condi-
tions might lead to an overall physical deterioration
because of inactivity. People who exercise in the wa-
ter have to push against it and that pushing helps
strengthen muscles throughout the body.
Water therapy can't be done everywhere. Therapy
pools often have special ramps and lifting equipment.
They are warmer than swimming pools so people with
limited motion don't become chilled. Yet, some activi-
ties, especially those in later stages of therapy, can be
done outside a therapy setting.
"After initial treatment, some patients continue exer-
cises in YMCA or community pools," Robbins said.
"Patients enjoy water therapy," Robbins adds.
"Therapists report a higher level of morale and enthu-
siasm. They stay with the recommended programs.
That translates into the positive mental attitude so criti-
cal to recovery."
This article was provided by the Mediplex Group, Inc.
service was held at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton Beach. Burial was in Skyway Memorial
Gardens. Bradenton Funeral Home was in charge of
Carolyn M. Williams
Carolyn M. Williams, 55, of Holmes Beach, died
April 9 at home.
Born in Columbus, Ga., Mrs. Williams came to
Holmes Beach in 1940. She was a teacher in Manatee
County schools for 31 years. She was a member of
Longboat Island Chapel.
She is survived by her husband, John E., Jr.; four
daughters, Amy Steen of Fairfax, Va., Jean Hood of
Orlando, Mary-Meg Walsh of New Mildford, Conn.,
and Sue Crabtree of Quantico, Va.; a son, John E. III,
of Orlando; and seven grandchildren.
There was no local visitation. Services will be 10
a.m. Saturday at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, with Pastor James
Marsh officiating. Burial will be private. Memorials
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406
43rd St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34209. Cremation and
Direct Burial Society of Sarasota/Manatee is in charge
of the arrangements.
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Teenaged pianist on her way
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By Joy Courtney
At the tender age of 16, Ana Shaw of Holmes
Beach already has experienced 10 years of devotion to
creating music as a pianist..
In her own words, when she began piano lessons
at the age of six, music added a new dimension to her
life as well as a way to express her innermost thoughts
and feelings. It was a challenge to her and taught her
how to set a goal and achieve it.
Ana's current goal is to attend a summer workshop
at the distinguished Brevard Music Center in Brevard,
N. C. a center which boasts thousands of alumni who
are now in the world's greatest orchestras and opera
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2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
813 778-2246 FAX 778-4978
Serving Anna Maria since 1939
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Cara featured at
Earth Day '93
If you've always wanted to see a crested cara cara
up close, or had an urge to grow your own herbs, you
need to visit Earth Day Festival '93 hosted by Keep
Manatee Beautiful on Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 4
p.m., at Bradenton's Waterfront Park.
"Learning about our natural resources, such as the
almost extinct crested cara cara falcon or how to grow
simple herbs, is one of the chief goals of Earth Day,"
says Dee Steverson, executive director of Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful. "Our planet has so many wonderful re-
sources which we have taken for granted for years.
Now is the time t o learn how to conserve these re-
sources so they will be there for our children."
Earth Day '93 is different from most waterfront or
street festivals that are primarily arts and craft shows.
Earth Day is planned to be an inter-active day with hands-
on activities and exhibits and educational programs. A tree
and plant sale, with horticultural professionals present to
assist buyers, will be available for people wanting to land-
scape their property with low maintenance tree and plants.
Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation, Inc., according
to Gail Straight, will have several hawks and falcons on
exhibit including the "very rare" crested cara cara.
"The crested cara cara is on the threatened list and is
usually only seen in the Arcadia/Okeechobee area. It is
one step away from being endangered," explained
"Our display will help people to be more aware of
the specific boating areas where the manatee congre-
gate," said Bob Perinetti, a volunteer with Mote Ma-
rine. "Boaters need to slow down in certain areas to
prevent endangering these slow-moving manatees."
Half-hour programs sponsored by the Manatee
County Extension Service will cover the following
topics: Learn to Become n Environmental Shopper,
Native Plants for Landscaping, Cleaning with Envi-
ronmentally Safe Solutions, Composting Made Easy,
Gardening with Herbs, and Butterfly Gardening. Two
children's lectures are: How Vegetables Grow and
Make Your Own Wrapping Paper.
"Started in 1970 by Dennis Hayes, Earth Day is
the internationally-recognized day for acknowledg-
ment and re-dedication to environmental action and
change by hundreds of millions of people around the
world," Steverson explained.
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CALL 778-7978 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND!
Professional Times Four
Ken Rickett, a member of Michael
Saunders & Company's prestigious Circle
of Excellence, was named the Top Lister
in our Anna Maria office for the fourth
consecutive year. For effective real estate .
service, contact Ken named a top
professional four years in a row.
Ken Rickett, Realtor Associate, Evenings 778-3026
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
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SHELL POINT You owe it to yourself to find
out about the SUPER LIFESTYLE available at
one of the Island's finest condo complex. Serene
Holmes Beach Bay Front location, tennis, heated
pool, Club House, shuffle board, putting green.
All units have carport with spacious additional
storage. $112,500 to $125,000.
Call Bobye Chasey, EVES: 778-1532
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA home in mint condi-
tion. Split bedroom plan, beautiful lawn with auto
sprinklers. Lots of upgrades within last 3 years.
Boat dock on sailboat water canal.
HOMEOWNER'S WARRANTY. $239,500
Hal Gillihan Office: 778-2261
HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Newly listed 2BR- BEACH HOUSE 3BR-3BA Beach house directly on
2BA residence with short walk to excellent beach. the Gulf of Mexico. Views are Spectacular! Wide
Home is well-maintained and has 1,000 square foot beach for selling or walking. Priced at $299,900.
garage and storage area. Offered at $112,500. Call Details from Stan Williams.
ISLAND CONDOS ...
BRIDGEPORT 2BR-2BA, gulffront, bay front or side units, furnished, ranging from $89,900 to $99,900.
Call Stan Williams.
RUNAWAY BAY 1 BR-1 BA, furnished, prime second floor overlooking pool area, deeded beach access
for $73,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
LA PLAYITA 2BR-2BA townhouse, close to beach and shopping, large pool and recreation area, garage
and storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
SUNBOW BAY Exceptional Bay Front Views, 2BR-2BA newly refurbished and fully furnished, laundry
room, close to everything for $129,900. Call Stan Williams.
GULF TO BAY MOORINGS 2BR-2BA top floor end unit with great Bay views, cathedral ceilings, fully
furnished, boat dock for $125,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
SEA PIRATE 2BR-1 B fully furnished unit across the street from beach, private patio, bar-b-que area, pool
for $55,900. Call Tom Eatman
MOM AND POP MOTEL 8 units plus owners unit close to Bay and Gulf, business increasing steadily.
Priced at $595,000. Call Stan Williams.
ISLAND TRIPLEX 1BR-1B each, upgraded and across the street from the Gulf, fully furnished, large
common laundry area. Priced at $110,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 6 units directly on the new beach, mix of efficiencies, one BR & two BR house-
keeping apartments. Priced at $559,900. Call Stan Williams
SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes on double lot, one block to beach, large patio and grill area, laundry area.
Priced at $194,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
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NEW LISTING SAILBOAT WATER WALK TO
BEACH: Work at home? Plenty of room for everyone
and everything! Versatile home with extra rooms for
offices, bedrooms or hobbies PLUS 3 bedrooms, 2
baths, utility and lanai. New sod and beautifully
shrubbed, sprinkler system, decorative concrete
walled, backyard with fruit trees, dock, seawall and
mangroves. Updated interior. MUST SEE. One year
Buyer's Warranty. Priced at $249,000. Call Carol Wil-
liams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
CANAL BAYVIEW: View the Bay and Intracoastal
Waterway from most rooms of this 2 bedroom, 2 bath
open floor plan home. Screened lanai, huge storage
and recreation area. Buyer's Warranty and OWNER
PREFERS TO FINANCE. Priced at $168,000. Call
Carol Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
REDUCED $5,000 PERICO BAY CLUB: One of the
lowest priced "A" model units available. Spacious 3
bedroom, 2 bath 1st floor corner unit. Large screened
porch overlooks board walk. Tennis, fishing nature
walks & outstanding sunsets. Now $129,900. Call Zee
Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
ISLAND DUPLEX: 1 bedroom, 1 bath each side. Excel-
lent rental history. Short walk to Gulf and Bay. Priced at
only $79,000. Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
CLOSE TO BEACH & BAY: Every day is a vacation
at this spotless 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo. Enjoy it
yourself or use it as an investment. Excellent rental
history, walk to beach and bay or enjoy the pool.
$69,900. Call Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772Ext.55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS E
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522 Pine Av
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826 S Bay Blvd
1801 Gulf Dr
242 Runaway Bay
1801 Gulf Dr
263 Runaway Bay
2412 Av A
2814 Av E
606 Emerald Ln
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(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P.O 0. 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 Gullford.......... 778-2158
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Enjoy peaceful views of tranquil Lake La Vista and its
abundant birdlife from this custom built 3 bedroom, 3
bath contemporary home, located within steps of the
finest walking beaches in Anna Maria! Features in-
clude a spacious entry level with guest bath, store
room, and interior stairway, leading to the cozy living
area with adjoining dining room and country kitchen.,
This delightful trilevel residence is crowned by an ex-
pansive master suite with sitting and dressing rooms.
Also included are an inviting waterside lanai and sun
deck. Truly a captivating island hideaway at only
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Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
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Compiled by Doug Dowling,
Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
Four bedroom island home!
SToni King. Realtor/Associate
Office: (813) 778-6654
After Hours: t813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
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THE BEST OF GULFFRONT over all other Real Estate
Surrounded by sea oats, wild flowers and white sandy
beaches, this sprawling ten room beach home dominatesCo mpan es.
its northern Anna Maria tropical setting. $489,000. Ocean Park Terrace- This 2/3 Bedroom 2 Bath unit
Wendy Foldes, 755-0826 or Toni King, 778-1785.
* features a rooftop terrace, wetbar & is turnkey fur-
REDUCED FOR A QUICK SALE Cozy, well-main-
tained duplex near the beach. Exceptional lot with fruit nished on the new beach $189,900.
trees. Could expand or convert to a 3BR/2B single family Gulf Watch Bayfront unit featuring a splendid
home. A real bargain at $129,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026. view of the intracoastal waterway. Turnkey furnished.
STATELY ELEGANCE Very secluded tropical setting in view of the intracoas waterway. Turnkey furnished.
Maria Isle. 3BR/2.5B pool and water views. Must see to Pool, tennis, elevator $99,900
appreciate. Reduced- $399,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330. Cute 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo $60/mo mainte-
PERFECT ISLAND SETTING A short walk to the ute 2 B oo 2 Bath Condo $60/mo mate-
beach and Holmes Beach shopping. High ceilings in nance. View of new beach $63,000
open area of kitchen, dining and living room. 3rd BR Questions concerning buyers agency?
ideal for office/hobby room. Easy comfort, easy care.
$95,000. Toni or Herb King, 778-1785.
BOATERS BARGAIN Exceptional 2BR/2B 1386 SQ FT
condo with boat dock on protected canal. The upscale com-
plex includes heated pool, lighted tennis court and hot tub
all for the bargain price of $76,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654 i |
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach. FL 34217 &T-711.1
-ft I .MEMBERSISLAND
NEW LISTING ENJOY WEEKENDS OR A LIFETIME AT
Duplex close to beach, includes 2 bed- SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUMS
rooms, 1 bath each side. Nice large lot Elevator, swimming pool & tennis facili-
and priced to sell! As is, $130,000. Call ties. Nice two bedroom, two bath unit
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
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!
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1 TO 4 P.M.
236 Chilson Avenue
510 South Bay Blvd.
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
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2 Bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car garage.
Heavy duty boat davits. Seawall and dock.
Fireplace, central vacuum. House being re-
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lie Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
UB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL15, 1993 0 PAGE 22
, CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. W AT CORTEZ ROAD
Anna Maria Laundromat
S9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
\ Elaine is still here ...
i Painting by
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
iLicensed and Insured
ROOF REPAIRS INSURED LICENSED
Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles
Free Estimates for Residential, Business,
Pre-Construction & Business
778-4900 FAX 778-0493
Fables & Flowers. .
A personal statement of design. Visit our
showroom to create your own design. We
also offer full plumbing services from new
construction and remodeling to repairs.
THE BOLD LOOK
778-5622 LIC. #RF0049191
5348B Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
ALL EXCELLENT SHAPE 2 end tables $25, coffee
table (glass top) $30, square table (glass top) $30,
drop leaf table w/4 chairs $50. 778-4928.
GE REFRIGERATOR, range, hood, dishwasher. Al-
mond color, like new. Sharp microwave. 778-2432.
TREK 730 bike. Brand new, won in contest. Retail
$429, will sell for $300. 383-0639.
SONY 20' TV, $110. 778-1099.
ITEMS, Patio furniture, car luggage top, 6' sliding
glass door, cane rocking chair, 14" X 15" X 21" bird
cage, student desk, 25' book shelves & brackets
MOVING Antique wicker rocker $45. Two rattan
glass top end tables $25 each. 778-6141.
PANASONIC CAR PHONE with battery charger.
KING SIZE WATERBED $75. 778-9392.
ANNA MARIA Saturday only, April 17, 8-1. Many
items, 201 Tarpon Ave. No early birds.
1978 CHRYSLER CORDOBA. One owner. 41,300
1981 OLDS CUTLASS Brougham, V8, A/C, PS &
B, one owner, good reliable transportation. 97,000
miles. $1,200. 778-1220.
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.
12FT ALUMA-CRAFT boat w/9.5 hp Johnson mo-
tor. Also Sprit EZ loader trailer included. All in great
shape. $950. 383-0639.
PART-TIME Sat, Sun and Holidays. Misc cleaning.
Responsible teenager OK. Haley's Motel. 778-5405.
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.
EXPERIENCED MAID needed for apt/motel. Apply
in person. White Sands Motel 778-2577.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. Reliable, non-
smoker. Harrington House Beach front Bed &
WAITSTAFF full-time; dishwasher. Tip of the Island
MANAGER/TRAINEE & Clerk for fast paced con-
venience store, nights. Payless Oil 3015 Gulf Dr,
Holmes Beach 778-3090.
SANDY'S LAWN Service. Help wanted. 778-1345.
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
COUPLE AVAILABLE for on site small motel or
apartment complex management. Mature and re-
sponsible, experienced. Available year round. Call
MOTHER OF ONE looking to keep toddlers in her
home, M-F, days. 778-1625.
DO YOU NEED a mature companion in your
home? Cook, drive, etc. Full time or Thursday &
Friday part time. 778-8216.
DEPENDABLE, mature woman for cleaning weekly
or bi-weekly. Also Check-A-Home service. Can
provide references. 778-3704.
MOTHER WILL BABY-SIT in her home. Monday thru
Friday. For more information. Call Mary 778-0478.
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 par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.
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.
APPLIANCES Used & reconditioned. Servicing
also available. Call Frank at Island Appliance. 778-
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ISLANDER RiA ]
HOW TO PLACE
A CLASSIFIED AD
THE DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY
Classifeds need to be placed in person at our office after all, who can afford
to invoice for $3.00? Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy Ducks and the
laundromat and we are open daily from 8 to 5, Monday through Friday.
CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $3.00 for up to 3 lines.
Additional lines: $1 each, Boxes $1, Headlines 100 PER WORD.
For more information, call 778-7978
fl THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I APRIL 15, 1993 M PAGE 23
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
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 Lic.No.4467
I t ACR Combined
ACR Services Inc.
LAWN Commercial Residential
SERVIC. Yard Clean Up Plantings
"SERVICEI Free Estimates 778-9665
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
of Florida, Inc. Rxo65455
I * WINDOW
SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
* Free Estimates
.tlllJl. i ROUND
.. TAX SERVICE
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
PRESSED FOR TIME Call Island Ironing. Beautifully
done by a professional with 20 years experience. Open-
ings available at reasonable rates. 778-1767.
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.
SHARED OFFICE SPACE located between Dr.
Norman's office and Headquarters. Approx 400 sq
FURNISHED DUPLEX on Intracoastal-coastal,
great view. 2/1, week/month/year. 778-7980.
SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 2/2, washer/
dryer, dishwasher, within block to gulf. Realtor/
Owner 748-8718, 792-8340 eves.
SEASONAL RENTAL Anna Maria 2/1, $800/mo. 1/
4 from Tampa Bay. 778-2425.
UNFURNISHED DUPLEX 2/1, Available May 1,
$575 plus utilities. For information contact Shirley
@ 6402 Holmes Blvd.
MONTHLY RENTAL or sale. Holmes Beach condo.
Great location, new carpet, beaches, view, 2 pools,
shopping, tennis all within walking 778-9342.
HALF BLOCK TO BEACH Fully furnished, north
Holmes Beach. $350/mo (plus deposit) all utilities
including cable. Available 5/8 778-6198 or 748-
4842 (8-5, M-F).
BRADENTON BEACH 1 block to beach, 1/1, pool,
quite, clean. $250/wk, mo. Tim 748-2084.
HOUSE WANTED in Holmes Beach on water. Will
pay up to $200,000. Ready for quick closing. Prin-
cipals only. 778-4290.
INVESTORS. 2 & 3BR, GULF FRONT condos.
Grossing over 40,000 per year. Spectacular 2 year
old complex. Priced under $300,000. CRAIG
ABBOTT, PREMIER PROPERTIES 383-1990.
HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/den, fireplace, POOL,
deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall, davits,
$180,000. Call Fred or Brenda Katz 778-7980 Pru-
dential Florida Realty.
HOLMES BEACH 6/4,2 story, wAarge 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.
PERICO BAY CLUB 3/2,2033 sq ft, 2nd floor, heat
& A/C, sun room. All upgrades. $145,000. Owner
WATERFRONT LOT MARINA ISLE, Holmes
Beach, exceptional Island community. Ready to
build. Act fast...this is the only remaining lot avail-
able. $187,500. Call Jeannie or Judy. 778-5445,
778-3806. Jean Holmes Realty.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE CONDO Directly on
beach at 68th St, Holmes Beach. Spectacular Gulf
view. 2/1.5 with built-in furniture. One of only ten
luxury units. $175,000. Owner (212) 966-5007
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.
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
CSandy'S\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
IF'9 Lawn \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
I'1 Service .11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
78I 1 40 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
7784 \ 1345_ AND SATISFACTION
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
See us for Carpet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
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
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
SALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
l MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
S- 1- CLIP & SAVE -
ELAINE F. DEFFENBAUGH GARY F. DEFFENBAUGH I
Ia Registered Bonded Insured
LUGGAGE REPAIR 778-5594
-- -- CLIP & SAVE -- -- -
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
Snow Birds ...
An Air & Energy Humidistat
will keep your home mildew free
and dry all summer. V =
Commercial & Residential
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
And be sure to say you saw it in the
pages of the Islander Bystander!
LAWJI 1 b.u1 c56298
AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING SALES & SERVICE
SPAI TPL G 778-0773
CONTRACTOR I 1 077 1.1-0-M.
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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CALL
WEST COAST REFRIGERATION
DID YOU KNOW:
1. WEST COAST REFRIGERATION A/C & HEATING IS
OVER 21 YEARS OLD.
2. WEST COAST IS THE LARGEST AMANA DEALER IN
3. WEST COAST IS THE FOURTH LARGEST RUUD DEALER
IN MANATEE COUNTY.
4. WEST COAST DOES NOT CHARGE A TRIP CHARGE YOU
PAY ONLY FOR THE TIME ON THE JOB.
5. WEST COAST HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST SERVICE RATES
IN THE AREA.
6. WEST COAST DOES NOT CHARGE OVERTIME FOR
EVENING AND WEEKEND CALLS
7. WEST COAST WAS THE 1ST COMPANY IN THE AREA TO
OFFER TWICE-A-YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN (E.S.P.)
8. WEST COAST IS THE AUTHORIZED FACTORY REPRESEN-
TATIVE FOR 14 MANUFACTURERS INCLUDING: AMANA,
RUUD, SPEED QUEEN, MODERN MAID, FRIEDRICH.
9. WEST COAST IS FACTORY SERVICE TRAINED
10. WEST COAST OFFERS THE ONLY TRUE 10 YEAR PARTS
AND LABOR WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY (AVAILABLE
ON AMANA EQUIPMENT ONLY).
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2BR/2BA upstairs unit with view of Bay to
Bayou. Quiet, beautiful area of complex. Heat and
air in glass enclosed lanai. $153,900 #10940
Bobye Chasey EVES: 778-1532
Anna Maria Island. Large canal front lot lo-
cated just 3 blocks from the Gulf and 3 blocks
from the Bay. $79,900 #10941
Tom Nelson EVES: 778-1382
Gorgeous view of Bay. Rare 3BR well built home
on Anna Maria's northern tip. Quiet and secluded.
Just steps to wide beach. $179,900 #10964
John Green EVES: 778-3167
3BR/2BA home situated on white sandy walking
beach. Completely remodeled Spanish style hide-
away. Mexican tile, and beautiful view are just a
couple of the many extras. $429,000 #10827
Rose Schnoerr EVES: 778-7780
FANTASTIC BEACH COTTAGE
Totally updated. Over 2600 sq. ft. Great rental
possibilities. Fabulous fireplace, beautiful din-
ing area. Best of all next to world class beach.
Richard Freeman EVES: 778-2284
A RARE FIND ON ISLAND!!!
Three lots and building presently zoned Residential,
Office, Retail! Building divided into offices and stor-
age/warehouse area. Call for info!! $219,000.
Tom Nelson EVES: 778-1382
Ground floor, 3BR/2BA unit with tennis, pool and
Gulf view. Very desirable unit with close and easy
access. Good rental history. $179,900. #93400
John Green EVES: 778-3167
3BR/2BA home with upgraded roof and appli-
ances. Great Room effect. Beautifully kept yard
with Palm trees. Wide drive. $135,000. #10051
Rose Schnoerr EVES: 778-7780
From both levels of this 2BR/2.5BA 1/2 duplex. Full
balcony on 2nd floor for privacy, 2 car garage. Only
2 years old -just like new. $198,550. #00438
Mary Ann Schmidt EVES: 778-4931
UNIQUE HOME OF DISTINCTION
Charming 3BR/3BA home located directly on
Tampa Bay. Oak spiral staircase leads to 2nd level
area of den with wetbar, bedroom, bath and large
deck overlooking Tampa Bay and surrounding
area. $515,000 #10043
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
WALK TO THE BEACH
Remodeled 2BR/2BA home with large caged
pool area. Separate 2 car garage with work-
shop. A MUST SEE!! $169,900. #99985
Mary Ann Schmidt EVES: 778-4931
Cleared property ready for multi family develop-
ment. Property value greatly enhanced by beach
renourishment project. $240,000. #10160
Gary Larison EVES: 753-2914
3BR/2BA high quality home in private area of
Anna Maria. Well landscaped. Hand crafted brick
fireplace. 10' on Bayou complete with dock ...
suitable for small boat $229,000. #01169
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791
A SAILOR'S DREAM
2BR/2BA elevated home on deep water canal
with dock. Great room concept, skylights and
lots of extras. $204,900.
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791
ISLAND INVESTMENT DUPLEXES
2 duplexes close to beach and shopping. 4
well maintained rental units. OWNER FI-
NANCING AVAILABLE. GREAT RENTAL
HISTORY! $230,000 #10042
Patrick Kelly EVES: 792-1693
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