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ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE





ISLANDER IR IB


MAY 6, 1993


DOT gets another delay on bridge


By Bonner Presswood
Failure to fully comply with environmental regula-
tors' questions regarding impacts of the Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge has prompted yet another extension of time
for the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT).
Officials at DOT have until mid-June to better an-
swer questions on mangrove and seagrass mitigation
for the proposed new bridge linking Holmes Beach
with Perico Island across Anna Maria Sound.
Failure to adequately respond to Department of
Environmental Regulation's (DER) questions will
mean a denial of permits for the new bridge, effec-
tively squashing the $1 million DOT has spent on
plans and engineering studies.
At issue is destruction of mangroves and seagrass
beds, and the construction methods proposed by the DOT.
DER officials have said transportation officials have


Beach

renourishment

in Anna Maria?
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Do Anna Maria residents want their beaches
renourished?
Citing severe erosion damage from recent storms,
Commissioner George McKay popped the question at
last week's city meeting. The commission scheduled
a special meeting for resident input for 7:30 p.m., July
19, in city hall.
Beachfront property owner Wallace Storey cau-
tioned the council, "This has a great deal of implica-
tions for people who own property on the beach. I
think the city ought to be very hesitant. A lot of rights
are given away along with the sand, and I think every-
body ought to understand fully that they have the op-
tion of saying no. All the property they filled in is now
sovereignty lands."
Commissioners Max Znika and Doug Wolfe said
the commission should wait until after the hurricane
season for a meeting on the subject to see how the
newly renourished beach to the south fares.
McKay said there are severely eroded areas in the
city, and some residents have asked what the city can
do about it.
"If there's a momentum to encourage
renourishment, then we move into that," he said.
Storey noted that the project to the south was
"driven by commercial interests. We don't have any,
since we have only one or two commercial properties
on the beach side of our city. We are residential, and
the people on the beach should be responsible for their
own safety and welfare with respect to storms. I live
on the beach; that's my privilege. If I get washed away
that's tough. That's not the public's responsibility."
Resident Dale Woodland said he has observed
through the years "considerable, consistent erosion in
some areas of the city at least 100 to 150 feet."


failed to provide adequate mitigation for damage to the
plants. The environmental regulators have also questioned
the construction practices of the bridge builders, saying
that the methods used will cause environmental damage.
DOT refused to consider DER's request to study
a bridge alignment to the north.
DER officials have questioned the environmental
impact of the bridge for more than three years, stating
as early as 1990 their intent to deny permits unless
other construction methods were used that would cre-
ate less impact on the environment. DOT officials ig-
nored the DER memos.
DER's George Craciun told the Islander Bystander
Tuesday that "we are closer to resolving the issues."
He added that he expected the verbal approval of
an additional six weeks for the DOT to respond to
DER's questions to become official.


Swaying trailer
spurs three-car
'; -crash
tIm:k"bb W& A trailer being towed by
a truck driven by Thomas
-. J. iLe Trent of Sarasota
swayed into the opposing
S, lane of traffic on the
Longboat Pass bridge
Monday, contributing to
a three-car accident,
according to Longboat
Key Police. No one was
injured in the afternoon
car crash, which left
about $6,000 in damage.
By avoiding the trailer, a
head-on collision oc-
curred between Natalie
Gamble of Longboat Key
.. and Christine Vaught of
Pennsylvania. Longboat
Key Patrolman Mike
Hancock worked the
accident. Le Trent was
charged with failure to
drive in a single lane.
', Photo: Paul Roat



Summer adventures ... NOT!


By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Tiffany is draped over the air conditioner.
What will kids be doing this summer if they don't
go on vacation? Just a prediction, but some of my
friends will be trying to stay cool.
While some families travel to such places as
Michigan, Maine, and other northern vacation spots,
kids from other families will be making paper fans,
throwing themselves into the Gulf, and putting ice
cubes down their shirts just to keep themselves from


getting any hotter.
Summertime adventures? I don't think so. If north-
ern summers are bad, Florida summers are worse.
What we get is unbelievablely hot weather and friends
who only send you one postcard saying, "Wish you
were here. The weather is beautiful." Of course if you
knew how to find that person you'd give them a piece
of your rapidly shrinking mind, if you didn't melt first.
I think a famous Alaskan may have summed up
the feelings for all of us lost and left alone in the rag-
ing heat. "There's no place like Gnome."


Youngest member of Islander 'family'


By Bonnier Presswood
My own daughter is an
attorney in Daytona Beach,
and Janet Aubrey called and
offered to loan me hers.
The occasion "Take Our
Daughters to Work," a na-
tionwide program- prompted
Aubrey to call the Islander
Bystander, since her daughter
apparently doesn't want to be
an architect like her father.
I was excited at the prospect of an afternoon with
a student interested in journalism and, after all, we


had already published an article by Katharine
Wight. She's in sixth grade at King Middle
School. I was pleased to have the opportunity
to share someone's 12-year-old daughter,
since mine is grown up.
S If Katharine was nervous, she didn't let on.
At one point, the phone rang and she was clos-
est, as we said, "get the phone!" Katharine
was on the line answering the inquiry in her
most professional manner.
She tackled the Macintosh to write a story
idea she had been savoring, and the outcome is as re-
freshing and concise as Katharine herself. Her story
appears above.


Complaints filed against
Martini, Reichard
Former Holmes Beach Councilman Tom Huffine
has filed public meetings violations against Council-
women Billie Martini and Mary Ellen Reichard for
their alleged Sunshine Law violations during a Save
Anna Maria meeting April 19.
Huffine states in his complaint with the Manatee
County Sheriffs Department that "a fact that the bridge
issue is and has been an official issue in the city ...
makes the actions of SAM members Reichard and
Martini a direct violation."
Huffine also requested the resignation of both
council members.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters ........................................ Page 4
Those Were the Days ............... Page 5
DER vs. DOT ....................... Page 6
Trespassers caught ................... Page 8
Play review .......................... Page 9
School menu............................ Page 10
Police reports.........................Page 14
Fishing ..................................... Page 17







[j THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 6, 1993 0 PAGE 2


Complaint stalls
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"Curiouser and curiouser." It's an expression that
could be used to describe the latest developments on al-
legations of Government-in-the-Sunshine Law violations
by two members of the Holmes Beach City Council.
The allegations concern the attendance of Coun-
cilwomen Billie Martini and Mary Ellen Reichard at
a meeting of Save Anna Maria (SAM) on April 19.
The allegations were made in two letters to the mayor
and city council which were read at the opening of the
April 20 city meeting.
Due to the allegations, Council Chairman Don
Howard tabled a scheduled agenda item, a bridge reso-
lution, citing advice from the state attorney's office.
Although the letters were apparently hand-deliv-
ered to city hall shortly before the meeting, it appears
that Howard contacted the state attorneys office some-
time during the day. It put a real the spin on the ball,
and Assistant State Attorney Mack Futch has remained
mute to the press on the matter.
On April 21, at the direction of Mayor Pat Geyer,
City Attorney Steve Dye wrote a letter to state Attor-
ney General Robert Butterworth requesting opinions
related to the alleged violations. However,
Butterworth's office would not issue an opinion until
assured that it was requested on behalf of the city
council, said Dye.


20 years later,

Cortez Road

widening on-going
From the "Just when you thought the traffic was
going to ease" files ...
Almost 20 years ago, politicians and community
leaders began pushing for the four-laning of Cortez
Road from Bradenton to Cortez. The wide boulevard-
like corridor would ease traffic congestion to and from
the Island and beaches and would promote tourism.
The project lagged and lagged. Fitful starts and
stops, quirky legislative action and inaction, and
changing economic moods dragged on the project.
Now, by June, work is expected to start that will
virtually finish the road project.
Florida Department of Transportation's Brian
Williams told the Islander Bystander that, following
a special public hearing May 13, work should start on
the final legs of the road expansion projects.
The May 13 hearing will pertain to a lane change
made in the project locally that was not reported to the
DOT. The state agency had let the contract out to bid,
and the contractor had moved equipment to Manatee
County when the change from six lanes to four on the
stretch of Cortez Road from 75th Street to 86th Street
was discovered.
The hearing May 13 will allow citizen comment
on the project including median plantings and open-
ings. The hearing will be at Seabreeze Elementary
School, 3601 71st Street West, Bradenton, and will
start at 7 p.m.
Williams said the project should start about 30
days after the hearing. When completed probably in
about a year Cortez Road will be multi-laned to
119th Street. Islanders and visitors can expect traffic
delays and congestion.
Local transportation planning director Mike Guy
said total cost Of the project will be $8.7 million.

Anna Maria supports

resolution opposing

high bridge
Anna Maria Commissioners agreed to sign a
revised resolution opposing construction of a 65-
foot high replacement span for the Manatee Avenue
Bridge last week.
The resolution was one being considered for pas-
sage by the three cities as a coalition. Redundant por-
tions of the resolution were removed and portions were
to added strengthen its appeal to the Department of
Environmental Regulation (DER). Copies of the re-
vised resolution are available at city hall.
Commissioners also passed a resolution sup-
porting the development of an Island trolley system.


bridge resolution
This stance was the result of a complaint to
Butterworth's office from a woman who identified herself
as one of the accused councilwomen. The caller main-
tained that Dye acted improperly in making the request.
"They've never made that distinction before,"
noted Dye, "and I'm not sure that it was even a coun-
cil member that hasn't been confirmed. You would
assume that when the city attorney asks for an opinion
it's on behalf of the city. If there was a concern, I wish
the person would have contacted me or the mayor di-
rectly. It makes everyone look bad."
In the letter, Dye asked the following:
"Two recently elected and sworn members of the city
council are also members in a private citizen group. The
group was primarily formed to attempt to stop the FDOT
(Florida Department of Transportation) from building a
new bridge between the mainland and the Island commu-
nity. The proposed bridge and related issues is a matter
that has come before the city council in the past, and con-
tinues to come before the city council on an ongoing ba-
sis. The two new council members are active members of
the citizen group and participate in discussions in each
others' presence at such meetings of matters that will
come before them as council members. The meetings of
the citizen group do not meet all the criteria of statutory
'public meetings.' Is there a violation of the Sunshine Law
occurring?
"In relation to the above facts, is there a manner in


in Holmes Beach
which the concerned citizen group could conduct their
meetings so that the two city council members could con-
tinue to be active members and discuss matters at the
meetings that will come before them as city council mem-
bers, that would not violate the Sunshine Law?"
Dye said Monday his letter will be brought before
the council at its meeting Tuesday.
"If there is a concern from any council member,"
he offered, "I would be happy to amend the letter. If
there is a concern, the interesting thing will be whether
it is how the letter was written or that the letter was
written at all."
One of the complainants, former councilman Tom
Huffine, said he took a copy of his letter to the state
attorney's office on April 26. Futch's secretary ac-
knowledges receipt of the letter.
Dye talked to Futch concerning Huffine's letter
and said, "as far as citizen complaints, they seem to be
going nowhere. Futch acknowledged the letter but said
it was not a complaint. He said a complaint would have
to be made through either the sheriff or city police."
According to Dye, Futch also confirmed that he
had met with Howard but later decided it was not ap-
propriate to comment on the matter.
"It's frustrating," said Dye. "The attorney
general's office is the only body looking to give us any
help. His opinion is not binding, but at least it's com-
ing from a neutral party."


-b Free sand -
come and get it
Trying to make a mole hill
out of a mountain, the
Anna Maria City Commis-
sion told residents to help
themselves to sand created
by the dredging of lake
S. : La Vista. The sand is
stockpiled by the hump-
backed bridge on North
i Bay Boulevard and can be
used as yard fill or to fill
sandbags. Residents are
asked to check with the
public works department
before removing sand.
Photo: Pat Copeland


Anna Maria City vetoes


free security system


Alarm bells won't be ringing at Anna Maria City
Hall in the near future.
In last week's meeting, the city commission turned
down the offer of a free security system. The offer of
a donation of all labor and hardware to provide a se-
curity system for city hall was made by Emergency
Security Systems, Inc.
Commissioner George McKay felt the city did not
need such a system at this time, and if it did, the project
should go out to bid.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe concurred, "We use
volunteer labor consistently throughout the city, but as
far as a service such as this that has a heavy monetary
value, I don't think the city should obligate itself. The
major issue is that we've never been broken into and
heck, there ain't nothing' here to steal."
In other business, commissioners came to the aid
of two homeowners concerning safety issues.
Ron Cook of 407 N. Bay Blvd. petitioned the com-
mission to replace a section of sidewalk in front of his
home at his own expense. Commissioners debated on
whether the work should wait until results of the island
drainage study are available.
Commissioner Max Znika suggested taking out
the broken sidewalk and replacing it with sand and
shell for the time being.
McKay said, "To the north and south of him are two
new homes with new sidewalks. There is an inconsistency
to disallow him to do what other owners can do."
Wolfe said he had looked at the sidewalk, and it is
in "very bad shape. I seriously believe the city has al-
lowed itself to tread on eggs in the area of liability
there. I think we should consider Commissioner
Znika's suggestion."
The others agreed.


Mike Riordan of 803 S. Bay Blvd. requested the trim-
ming of a tree he feels is threatening his house. Commis-
sioners will advise public works to top the tree.
Commissioner Max Znika cautioned commission-
ers on the need for a policy on tree trimming.
"Are we going to continue trimming, and every
two or three years go back and trim and get into a trim-
ming program?" he asked. "Or are we going to remove
and replace?"
The commissioners said they would wait for the
results of a survey being conducted at 408 S. Bay Blvd.
before taking any action on a concrete walkway built
behind the residence. The construction project was
rejected by the city zoning board of appeals, but ver-
bal approval was later given by Public Works Super-
visor Frank Tyndall.


Historical society

yard sale May 20
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will
close its year with a volunteer recognition meeting and
yard sale.
The volunteer recognition is set for 7:30 p.m. on
May 20 in Anna Maria City hall. The yard sale is set
for 8 to 11 a.m. on May 22 in the park beside the his-
torical museum at 402 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria.
Goods for the sale are to be brought to the museum on
May 21 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Members at the April meeting also agreed to cut
museum hours for June through August to 11 a.m. to
2 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday. The museum will
continue to be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through
Thursday and Saturday, through the month of May.






Ml THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 6, 1993 0 PAGE 3


Boat questions prompt work session


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Due to questions brought up at a recent work ses-
sion concerning the operation of the city's police boat,
the Holmes Beach City Council has set a work session
to discuss the craft and other related matters.
Topics will include the police auxiliary and how
its personnel can be used to patrol the city's waters, the
city's jurisdiction on surrounding waters and the "new
beach" and related problems.
Police Chief Rick Maddox explained the history
of the boat.
"In 1971, the city decided it was in the best inter-
est of the community to pass some laws dealing with
the protection of the public from boaters," he said.
"Right after the laws passed, it was shelved and the
complaints continued."
According to Maddox, by 1989, his department
was being criticized for lack of enforcement. Council
decided it was an Island-wide issue and allocated 30
percent of the funds to purchase equipment. The re-
mainder was to come from fund-raisers or the other


Beached
behind city hall
The Holmes Beach police
boat waits to be outfitted
with a new motor. Police
Chief Rick Maddox asked
council to clarify the
city's boundaries, so the
boat can be used for
weekend patrol.


two Island cities.
The buoys and the legislation were put in place and
the boat was donated. The city purchased a boat trailer
using $5,000 of the $10,000 allocated for equipment.
"A couple of years later the motors were virtually
destroyed, and we asked council for $6,000 to pur-
chase a new outboard," continued Maddox. "That's
where it sits at this point it's being outfitted with a
new motor. At which point, we still will have a vol-
untary weekend patrol with part-time police officers.
This will be at no cost to the community other than
what it costs to operate the vessel."
Maddox said the department has six volunteers,
four of whom are trained to operate the boat. All must
be certified police officers.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she does not
feel the boat operators have been properly trained or cer-
tified. She said she also received a complaint from a resi-
dent about a potential safety hazard with the new motor.
"We bought a 200 hp engine," said Whitmore,
"and I'm told our boat has a short shaft, and we need
a long shaft. So, what we're doing is downgrading it.


Photo: Pat Copeland


If that wasn't made for the boat, that's a potential risk.
He said that our boat is set up for twin controls, and
we'll have to replace the whole control system."
Whitmore also asked what is the city's jurisdiction
in surrounding waters?
Maddox said, "Our jurisdiction will be whatever is
council's pleasure. By the attorney general's opinion, and
the fact that these are interior waters to the land based
boundaries of the city, these are Holmes Beach interior
waters.
"Our boundaries are so ambiguous that they may not
be enforceable. Something needs to be done, but any in-
crease in our jurisdiction has to be approved by the state."
As for the new boat motor, Maddox said the ves-
sel originally had two 25-inch long shaft outboard
motors. 'When you take the two of them off, what you
have to do is put a single motor on with a 25-inch shaft.
You have to reduce the transom height by four inches.
That is a routine function for re-powering motors."
Whitmore asked if this procedure is an extra ex-
pense and Maddox replied that it is in the boat fund.
The work session is planned for later in May.




Anna Maria City
Thurs., 5/6: 9 a.m. Charter Review Commission
Mon., 5/10: 10 a.m. Sunshine Law Workshop
Tues., 5/11: 7:30 p.m. Commission
Work Session
Wed., 5/12: 10 a.m. Island Elected
Officials Committee
Wed., 5/12: 7:30 p.m. Civic
Association Meeting
Anna Maria Fire District:
Mon., 5/10: 6:30 p.m. AMFD Tax Workshop
Mon., 5/10: 7 p.m. Commission Meeting
Bradenton Beach
Thurs., 5/6: 7 p.m. Council Meeting
Holmes Beach
Thurs., 5/6: 9 a.m. Council Work Session
fri., 5/7: 1 p.m. Dental Bid Opening


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Absurd charges
Before me lies a one-inch think, small-print docu-
ment of several million words entitled "Government-
in-the-Sunshine Manual, 1993 Edition." It doesn't take
a genius to read its factuality. Nor does it require any
more gray matter to check on related Supreme Court
decisions, or that the legislature, in its infinite wisdom,
has fundamentally excluded itself therefrom.
The current brouhaha involving possible Sunshine
Law violations by two recently elected "no new
bridge" members of Holmes Beach City Council by
"new high-bridge" advocates appears absurd, un-
founded and unprovable.
Fact: Another equally reputable couple seated in
the area between the accused verifies NO communica-
tion after the meeting. Fact: To have a viable case there
must have been "INTERACTION" between them to
"discuss some matter on which foreseeable action will
be taken ..." (i. e., a liaison designed to deny the pub-
lic the full nature of the decision-making process).
Result: The charge has about as much validity as if
both had attended the same church congregation.
A point-to-ponder for the accusers of the duo:
Politics do have a way of inspiring self-destruction! If
you check the number of successful convictions under
the Sunshine Law, you learn it lies somewhere be-
tween "zero" and "minuscule." However, the number
of successful defamation-of-character cases brought to
fruition is sufficient to dissuade one from ever again
seriously using a four-letter word. There's an old ad-
age about pot-shooting at one's adversaries which
concludes "... but neither would I shoot myself in the
foot!" I'm no genius either, but better you than me.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach

Conspiracy against majority?
The City of Holmes Beach has to start recovering
from the disastrous city council meeting of April 20,
when two newcomer councilwomen were accused of
wrongfully and maliciously violating the state "Sun-
shine Law" and when a much-sought resolution affect-
ing the city was tabled improperly without any rights
to free speech.
The personal and civic wars going on between par-
ties can continue to escalate only to the damage of all we
hold dear here. It's time instead to start a recovery.
The two councilwomen have every right to redress
for damages they have suffered by public charges
without legal substantiation, and that is a private mat-
ter between themselves and their attorneys, until it
reaches the courts.
What has been accomplished is that the community
is beginning to see that the Sunshine Law instead of


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opening up government for all to see, as it was intended
- has been used to support a witch-hunt, with some people
spying on others and passing along allegations which are
read publicly before those accused are even given a copy
of the indictment. All very, very un-American.
After the city attorney lectured all the city officials
at the council's April 6 meeting on his interpretation
of the Sunshine Law, I rose to suggest his conclusions
were overly restrictive. This is what has happened to
the law over almost 30 years. It is gravely misunder-
stood. No state would write a law whose impetus
actually came from the press to bring all government
into the open that would abridge any officeholder's
right to free assembly and to free speech, just as we all
are guaranteed under the U.S. Bill of Rights. This law
simply does not abridge those rights.
Councilwomen Billie Martini and Mary Ellen
Reichard, by attending a public information forum on a
key community issue, were not intimidated by illogical
statements and were courageous enough to go where
council people are supposed to go to the public they
serve. In fact, their actions and public appearance there
(along with other conscientious leaders of the City of
Anna Maria, for example) are exactly the "sunshine" the
City of Holmes Beach needs in its government.
Three new council members all of whom
pledged to support a resolution against the high-pro-
file bridge and to "open-up" government should be
allowed and encouraged to do that. Any conspiracy to
prevent them from voting in this manner is a con-
spiracy against the majority of voters in Holmes
Beach. We need to get on to all the city's business, to
stop spying on each other and to encourage all office-
holders to attend as many public meetings as they can.
Robert E. VanWagoner, Holmes Beach

Whitmore responds to
columnist in 'other' paper
I am responding to G.B. Knowles' April 29 col-
umn in the Island Free Press. I will clarify a few as-
sumptions that were made.
Mayor Pierola and I have known each other for a
long time. We express our feelings sometimes emo-
tionally. Our friendship will continue regardless of
what the newspapers say.
The Bradenton Herald quoted me regarding an
alleged violation of Florida's Government-in-the-Sun-
shine in part because I was the only councilperson who I
called them back, per their request.
Yes, I did live above the West Coast Surf Shop for
many years. I have been to Duffy's many times.


throughout the years and respect and like Pat Geyer.
If GB would have done his homework, he would have
discovered that my ex-husband of seven years is a
close friend of the Geyer family.
The average age of Holmes Beach residents is in
the high 40s. If GB had done his homework he would
have learned that most residents have to work on the
mainland due to better job opportunities in order to
continue to live on the island.
Yes, I am a nurse. If GB would have done his
homework he would have learned that I have not prac-
ticed hands-on patient care, worked in Manatee's
emergency room, or worked with any EMS personnel
in over 2 years (since I have been on the council).
The most interesting fact of all is GB not being an
island resident. GB lives in town.
I hope you continue to write articles regarding is-
land life. I don't think it's fair to criticize people be-
cause they have to work off the island in order to live
on it and criticize the Island politicians when you don't
even attend the meetings.
Carol Whitmore, Holmes Beach

Protect Passage Key
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron is grate-
ful for your revelation and concern for the intrusion of
Passage Key.
We have shared your information with our mem-
bers at our membership meeting and provided them
with the phone numbers to reach the correct officials.
Part of our civic contribution to the world of safe
boating.is to protect this federal bird refuge from ig-
norant boaters.
Lt Dan Tyrrell, LtC Mary Ann Tyrrell
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron
All for a buck
A four-lane road to the bridge, two two-lane
bridges what is the hurry to get to an Island that is
ninety-five percent developed?
I have a deep feeling there is a hidden agenda push-
ing FDOT. I believe the next battle line will be drawn at
the comp plan and zoning ordinance level. Efforts will be
made to increase densities, reduce setbacks, increase lot
coverage and adjust the height restrictions.
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TIOSE WERE THE IAY
Part 7, the Saga of Anna Maria City, 70 years old,
this year, by June Alder


A big event for Anna Maria Island at the height of the 1920's Boom was the
picnic of the Peninsular Telephone Co., forerunner of GTE.

TELEPHONE FOLKS

GATHER AT ANNA MARIA


The annual picnic of the Peninsular
Telephone Company will be held next
Wednesday at Anna Maria Beach. It is
not a picnic only for the Bradentown ex-
change of the big independent tele-
phone company, but for all branches as
well as the headquarters at Tampa.
It is estimated that from President W.
G. Brorein on down the line there will be
in the party not less than 700 persons.
This is the first time the general pic-
nic of the company has been held in this
section. Every employee who can be
spared from duty that day will attend
with family members from Tampa,
Lakeland, Bradentown, Clearwater,
Plant City, Bartow, Sarasota, Winter
Haven, Lake Wales, Haines City,
Frostproof Tarpon Springs and Mul-
berry divisions of the Peninsular.
- Evening Herald, August 18, 1923

SThink of it 700 people! The Is-
land hadn't seen a throng like that since
the dedication of the bridge in 1922
when there were elephants, a water ski
show and a wax replica of The Last
Supper. The new Town of Anna Maria,
inaugurated on August 7, had only two
weeks to get ready for the event.
Mayor Mitch Davis arranged for the
county to truck in several loads of shell to
spread on bumpy Snapper Street (as Gulf
Drive was then called) and hired a man to
mow down the carpet of weeds on Pine
Avenue. Town Clerk Jim Whitehead
posted "Speed Limit 20 Mi." signs at the
town limits. The agent for the New Hamp-
shire owners of the wharf got it patched
up. And Sam Davis at the beach pavilion
hastened to prepare 18 gallons of scallops,
shelled and packed in ice, plus traditional
fixin's for the visitors.
Came August 22 and at noon the
steamer Jessie B. Adams arrived from
Tampa with 300 picnickers aboard; oth-
ers made the trip in Model-T's and
roadsters loaded with beach umbrellas
and beach balls.
The Evening Herald scribe de-
scribed the scene in a crescendo of
purple prose:
"Some of folks walked from the
dock to the Gulf beach half a mile away.
Others went over in autos. There were
games on the sands of the seashore. But
the biggest sport of all was the surf
bathing. A hundred or more shapely
young women were in the surf at one


time, and the mermaids that are wont
to haunt the silvery strands of the
broad beach took a look or two, tore
out whole handfuls of silky hair in a fit
of jealous frenzy and sank silently be-
neath the bottle green waves.
"Even Old Sol, who is wont to glare
down upon bathers during the early after-
noon, and put red and brown tints on
complexions that are so carefully saved
up for outdoor exhibitions, kindly pulled
a whole stack of clouds over his face and
kept it hid for the afternoon.
"But anon J. Pluvius frowned, and
the sky took it to heart and began to
weep. That made it necessary to hold the
shore dinner indoors, at the Davis pavil-
ion. But the pavilion is on the shore and
the dinner was a real dinner, and so there
you are! It was a shore dinner to the final
letter and the last escallop. Yes, that's the
way to spell the word."
After the gastronomical indul-
gence came the speechifying. Peninsu-
lar President Brorein and Bradentown
exchange super W. U. Lathrop praised
their "girls and boys" for upbuilding
the company (1923-24 was shaping up
to be the biggest growth year in
Peninsular's history). And the "distin-
guished guests" the mayors of
Bradentown, Palmetto and Sarasota -
glowed with optimism about the future
of the "Manatee section."
Host Mayor Mitch Davis may
have had a few words to say before the
crowd departed, but if so the Evening
Herald did not see fit to mention it.


Diving platform at the end of Magno-
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DER vs. DOT

'Round Four' is a face-off meeting between project
coordinators from both agencies at the Tampa
Department of Environmental Regulation office


By Ann Shaw
Islander Correspondent
The bridge issue lingers over ex-
tensions. The latest delay at Tuesday's
meeting postpones what DOT and
bridge proponents think may be inevi-
table to June.
Since the Department of Environ-
mental Regulation (DER) issued an intent
to deny the Department of
Transportation's (DOT) proposal for a


southern aligned, 65-foot
Anna Maria Island
Bridge at Manatee Av-
enue, DOT has been
given three extensions to
try to mitigate DER's
objections.
Tuesday's meeting
between DOT andDER in
Tampa is an attempt to


where no businesses would be impacted.
We, the undersigned would like to go on
record as supporting the opinion that ANY
NEW BRIDGE STRUCTURE BE
PLACED TO THE SOUTH OF THE
EXISTING BRIDGE."
The petition lacks any mention of
the "ultimate improvement," of the
DOT's continuing plan for TWO, 65-
foot, fixed span replacement bridges, or
the widening of Palma Sola Causeway


MATTERS OF
FACT: DOT did not
hold the required
public hearings.


settle their differences in four specific areas.
Why can't DOT build on a north-
ern alignment?
What is DOT's "definite time
table for removal of the present
bridge?"
What are DOT's assurances "on
seagrass mitigation potential?"
And, what is DOT's stated inabil-
ity to use "top-down" construction?
At the negotiating table, DOT will
again defend its attempt to answer the
four questions addressed in their last re-
port.
In their written reply to DER's
questions, DOT presents "other docu-
mentation to justify their preferred al-
ternate, the southern alignment." Here
and throughout the report, the docu-
mentation is strictly limited to DOT
records and excludes any mention of
widely held and publicly stated opposi-
tion to twin, 65-foot, fixed-span
bridges, regardless of alignment.
DOT CLAIMS: "The public also
preferred the southern alignment At both
the public


to four-lanes.
Continued claims for
southern alignment in
DOT's report include,
"The Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning
Organization (MPO)
voted to reaffirm its sup-
port of the selected align-
ment on January 25,


1993. The Manatee County Commis-
sion and the Holmes Beach City Coun-
cil also voted in favor of the alignment"
A Holmes Beach Council resolution,
passed on June 16, 1992, supports "the
construction of a two-lane, 65-foot high,
fixed span bridge as currently proposed."
Within the language of whereas', the reso-
lution reads, "the proposed Anna Maria
Bridge will be constructed south of, but as
close to, the present bridge as construction
will allow ... and the design will provide
a safer more comfortable facility, with ap-
proximately twice the visibility for boaters
and nearby residents ..." At the time the
resolution was signed, the DOT design
plans were incomplete and they had not
been permitted by any other agencies, in-
cluding the DER, Southwest Florida Wa-
ter Management (Swiftmud), Corps of
Engineers or the Coast Guard. The
Holmes Beach council could not have
been aware at that time of environmental
impacts brought to light by DER.
MATTERS OF FACT: According
to the MPO minutes, the vote taken at
the Janu-


meeting and the The Holmes Beach council could not have
public hearings, been aware at that time (the vote on the
and by petition, resolution) of environmental impacts brought
the public ex- tonight byDER.
pressed its pref-
erence for the southern alignment." any permitting) was to
MATTERS OF FACT: DOT did on the special committi
not hold the required public hearings, recommendation, and h
Of the minimum requirement of two, ceed with the 65' bridge
they held one hearing on August 10, mention of southern ali
1989. Fifty three people attended. MPO vote.
At that meeting, DOT obtained 41 According to Chetla
signatures on a petition. The question, al- who searched commissi
though it has been called "somewhat lead- Manatee Board of Count
ing" by opponents, is interpreted to render ers did not vote on the p
public support for a southern alignment MATTERS OF O1


oy DOT.
It reads, "We,
the undersigned un-
derstand that a new
bridge is proposed
on Manatee Av-
enue, connecting
Perico Island and
Anna Maria Island.
One option is to lo-


Although submit
'other opposition
were never entered
MPO or DOT rec


cate this new bridge on the NORTH of the
existing bridge which would destroy
Kingfish Boat Ramp and picnic area as
well as narrow access to Perico Harbor
Marina. This narrowed access could cre-
ate a hazardous navigational situation.
Another options to locate the new bridge
to the SOUTH of the existing bridge


ary 25
M P O
meeting
(also
proceeding
"take no action
ee, Task Force
Lave DOT pro-
e." There is no
gnment in this

Lin's personnel,
on records, the
y Commission-
iroject.
MISSION: The


only Manatee County Commission
record on the bridge
project includes dis-
ted, the cussion at a January
petitions' 19 commission meet-
ing. No vote was
ed into the taken. A letter from
cords. Neil Spirtas of the
Manatee Chamber of
Commerce was en-


tered, recommending support of a new,
two-lane, high span, fixed bridge. The
ensuing discussion included improve-
ments in front of Leverock's, a pro-
posed completion date of 1998 if begun
now, channel maintenance and the
Ringling Bridge.
Commissioner Chetlain notes, ac-


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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Moved by the plight of two property owners,
Holmes Beach City Council agreed that a drainage
ditch planned for 5th Avenue should be relocated
away from the owners' property line.
The ditch was opposed by Jacqueline Licata and
Rosalie Licata Brennan in a letter to council at last
week's meeting. As a compromise to eliminating the
ditch, between 4th and 5th Avenues, the pair agreed to
moving the ditch to the west of their property lines.
The drainage ditch is part of a project designed
to provide access to four lots on 41st Street. Pre-
sented to council a year ago by property owner Dave
Moynihan, council agreed to pay one third of the
$9,000 cost, with property owners paying two thirds.
Council approved the project contingent upon
approval of the drainage plan by the Southwest
Florida Water Management District (Swiftmud). The
drainage plan includes a ditch, 30 foot wide and
about one foot deep, running down 5th Avenue along
the Licata/Brennan property line.
In the letter, the pair said they had never been in-
formed of plans for a ditch, which would "signifi-
cantly devalue our property." They maintain their
property has previously been devalued by a drainage
ditch, which abuts their property at the corner of
42nd Street and 6th Avenue, and by a mosquito con-


trol ditch constructed by the city on the property.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard cited a
potential future cost to the city to relocate the drain-
age ditch if 5th Avenue is ever opened as a street
but Rick Plough, the city's project engineer, said
because of the turn-around at the 5th Avenue end,
every lot will have access to the street, lessening
the necessity to open 5th Avenue in the future.
Plough explained, "From a design standpoint,
what we're looking at is the simplest, cheapest way
to design the system, not only to construct it, but
also in terms of future maintenance to the city."
Brennan told council, "Our main objection is
to the holding pond abutting our property when
there's so much space on the other side. We're
going to have water in back, on the side and in the
middle, and it's all going to sit there. Isn't there any
other place you can put the drainage ditch?"
"You could vacate those extra right-of-ways
and put retention on the homeowner's lot," Plough
said.
"Then you'll have city maintained drainage on
private property. Or you leave it open as a right-of-
way and use it for retention."
Plough said the drainage could be elongated,
narrowed and put in the center of the right-of-way
and council directed him to work with Licata and
Brennan on moving the drainage ditch.


OM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER



Sfor +he
SbuAes!


Ditch site ditched

following complaint


'I don't think that I, or the state of Florida, or

anyone should override the overwhelming

sentiments of the people of Anna Maria Island.'


cording to the minutes of the January 25 MPO meeting,
"a petition was circulated on the Island and signed by 252
individuals in favor of the 65-foot fixed span bridge."
Chetlain failed to acknowledge other petitions cir-
culated against a 65-foot bridge with over 1,000 sig-
natures or the November's straw poll vote where
Islander's voted overwhelming against a 65-foot
bridge. Although submitted, the "other petitions" were
never entered into the MPO or DOT records.
Neither MPO or DOT informed DER (or any other
agency) of the MPO's special task force, headed by
Chetlain, charged with the task of conducting public
hearings and making a recommendation for or against
the 65-foot bridge. The committee voted four to three,
against the 65-foot bridge with several members rec-
ommending an alternative 45-foot bridge.


DOT's report of public support for a southern
alignment fails to mention that approximately 100
persons attended the two special committee "task
force" hearings, with a clear majority speaking
against the 65-foot plan.
DOT fails to note that over 70 citizens attended
the January 25 MPO meeting, of which 44 spoke
against the bridge.
DOT did not tlclude special committee member
Tony Ratner's majority report to the MPO at the Janu-
ary 25 meeting. Either did they include special commit-
tee member John McDonald's reason for voting against
the bridge. Even though he personally favors it,
McDonald said, "I don't think that I, or the state of
Florida, or anyone should override the overwhelming
sentiments of the people of Anna Maria Island."


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What do you think about the bridge?
Do you favor a 65-foot, fixed span replacement bridge at Manatee Avenue? O YES L NO
S Do you favor a 45-foot (or less), drawbridge at Manatee Avenue? L YES L NO
S Do you favor rehabilitation of the existing bridge? LI YES L NO
Would you be in favor of an Island-wide referendum on the bridge? L YES LO NO
* Please add your comments, if any, on the question of evacuation safety in reference to a 65' bridge S
S and the environmental impacts of the proposed replacement. You may include your name if desired.
S.*
S. S


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The Florida Marine Patrol cited two people dur-
ing the weekend for trespassing on Passage Key.
The island, designated since 1907 a national wildlife
refuge, was the scene April 24 of an apparently well-or-
ganized day at the beach for seven boatloads of people.
A spokesman with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service said it would be difficult to prosecute tres-
passers if a law enforcement agent had not witnessed
the outing.
Last weekend was a different story.
The Florida Marine Patrol (FMP) said its officers
caught and cited two men with a federal charge of
trespassing on a national wildlife refuge.
Michael Rand Hester, 37, of 944 58th Ave. N., St.
Petersburg, and Tim J. Tralick, 40, and his family, of
6131 Fifth St. W., Bradenton, were spotted sunbath-
ing on the key shortly after .1 p.m. Saturday, FMP
reports show.
Both men were issued citations and told that the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would contact them
with court dates.


A federal spokesman said the men face a maxi-
mum six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The Islander Bystander took several photographs
of the last week's trespassers and turned boat number
identifications over to authorities. Cpl. Terry Longpre
of the Manatee County Sherrif's marine unit planned
to contact the boaters to warn them about the severity
of their intrusion and to uncover any efforts by nudist
groups to publicize the remote location.
-The FMP is meeting on Friday to discuss how to bet-
ter protect Passage Key and other sanctuaries. They are
conducting daily aerial surveys by helicopter and have
taken a "pro-active" stance throughout the nesting season,
which reaches a peak over Memorial Day weekend.
Trespassing or coming within 100 yards of Pas-
sage Key is prohibited year-round to protect the habi-
tat of endangered species of birds and sea turtles which
nest on the island.
If you see violations, call on VHF channel 16 and
ask for a marine operator. You can contact FMP toll
free at 800-DIAL-FMP or the Sherrif s marine unit at
747-3011.


Anna Maria to crack down on


houses without numbers


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Residents of unmarked houses in Anna Maria may
soon find themselves facing the code enforcement
board and a possible fine if they do not number their
houses in compliance with city code.
During a discussion of requests made by theIsland
Emergency Operations Center (IEOC) last week, the
commission's thoughts turned to the nagging problem
of houses without numbers.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe suggested that the
sheriff's department, while on patrol, could note
houses without numbers and report those to the city
clerk for action by the code inspector. Mayor Ray Sim-
ches said he would work with the code inspector on a
procedure and report back to the commission.
Tom Turner, code enforcement board chairman; said,
"I think you should.do this without too much rigmarole


Support youth
and the arts
Cellists in the Manatee
High School Orchestra
practice for Friday's
Benefit Concert. Many
Island students will be
playing in the concert at 8
p.m. May 7 in the Davis
Building Auditorium. The
concert willfeature the
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and stalling, but when you do, bring me a half a dozen
cases at one time. That will put the meat into it."
The code calls for 3-inch numbers in block let-
ters clearly visible on the front of the house. The fine
for non-compliance can be up to $250 per day.
The commission vetoed an IEOC suggestion to
-replace the current system of resident stickers on
automobile bumpers with a tag system, used for re-
entry after a disaster. Emergency officials have ar-
gued that the tag, which hangs from the automobile's
rear view mirror, offers more control.
Commissioners said feedback from residents fa-
vored the sticker system, but they agreed that better
control is necessary. Suggestions included periodi-
cally changing the sticker color and issuing a sticker
with proof of vehicle registration.
SThe commission approved videotaping of the
city's infrastructure for use in post disaster recovery.


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And the answer
is ...
Answers don't come
easy during "Catch Me
If You Can" now
playing at the Island
Players in Anna Maria
City. Linda Davis (left)
as Elizabeth Corban
fights over a revealing
piece of correspondence
with Inspector Levine
... (center), played by Keith
Barnett, and her hus-
band (?), Daniel (right),
played by Steve Heisler.
The comedy murder
mystery runs through
.. : iMay 9 and is the Island
Players'final show of
the season.
Photo: Joy Courtney


'Catch Me If You Can' is


good Island Players whodunit


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Patience will pay off in the comedy murder mys-
tery "Catch Me If You Can," by Jack Weinstock and
Willie Gilbert, now playing at the Island Players.
On the surface, the story is about a wife who dis-
appears on her honeymoon. The husband, with another
"wife" suddenly in tow, must convince the authorities
she is an impostor and he isn't a nut case.
Against the fine efforts of director Geoffrey Todd
and most of the cast, the first two acts weighed heavily
under plot development. But, once the convoluted set-
up was complete, the third act sprang forth with the
play's riches of sparkle, excitement and intrigue.
The moments of sparkle began with the entrance
of Linda Greig playing Mrs. Parker. Her entrance and
two-word speaking part are proof of the truth found in
the old theater adage, "There is no such thing as a
small part, just small actors." As bimbo-esque and as
brief as Mrs. Parker's moment is, Greig used her to
light up the stage and keep it lighted.
Linda Davis as Mrs. Elizabeth Corban (or is she?)
gave an excellent and convincing performance. Davis
allowed her "sweet" Mrs. Corban to harden and gain
strength along with the plot build-up. Her character
development allowed the audience to gain mystery
momentum so they could truly enjoy the final pay-off


Church women to unite
Celebrate May Fellowship Day and experience
"Human Touch Divine Healing" with your Christian
sisters on Friday, May 7, at the Westminster Presby-
terian Church, 3011 19th Ave. West, Bradenton.
Lunch is at noon for a donation of $4.50. For res-
ervations, call Pricilla Darling 753-2769.

Island Affaire Auction goes live
this weekend
The doors to the lavishly decorated Anna Maria
Island Community Center will open at 5 p.m. this Sat-
urday, May 8, for the Center's single most important
fund-raising effort of the year, the 9th annual "Island
Affaire" Auction Benefit.
Over 280 donated items will be available for bidding
in the live and silent auctions, against a backdrop of an
elegant catered buffet and the chance to socialize at one
of the Island's most special events of the year.
Admission to the Center's most exciting night of the
year will be $18per person in advance, including the ar-
ray of buffet delicacies offered by the Catering Connec-
tion. If still available, tickets will be $20 at the door.
"Island Affaire" programs listing individual and pack-
age items, have been distributed throughout the area to
entice bidders and to help promote the benefit. For the
second year, the cost of the program was underwritten by
the generosity of area businesses through advertising.
Among the hundreds of donations are original
works of art, resort and fine-dining packages, a $3,500


when she ...!
The performances of Keith Barnett as Inspector
Levine and Gabriel Simches as Father Kelleher
helped keep the swirl of the plot going in the right
direction and added fuel to the word "comedy" in the
play's description. Joining the duo was Sam
McDowell in his supporting role as the sandwich
maker, Sydney. Sam's performance was funny and as
good as Sydney's Sandwich Shop's coffee was
boasted to be. Jack Cantwell did a strong walk-on in
his part as Everett Parker.
SWhat was too one-dimensional to go unnoticed was
the performance of Steve Heisler as husband Daniel
Corban. Though he worked hard at playing the dis-
traught husband, his effort produced little else than a
two-hour hollering machine making the audience feel
scolded for being there. There is a range of highs and
lows available within a single emotion when Heisler
catches on to this, he'll catch his share of kudos.
"Catch Me If You Can" fills the Island Players' the-
ater with a worthwhile evening of theatrical entertain-
ment. As the finale to the Island Players' season, its fast
finish will delight the most ardent "whodunit" fan.
The show will run through May 9 at the Island
Players located at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria City. Contact the box office at 778-5755
for ticket information.


Kohler hot tub and whirlpool, a 22-foot sailboat, an
irrigation system, offshore fishing excursions, cloth-
ing, business certificates, sporting equipment, a ma-
rine dock, retail gift items, and much, much, more.
"You'll just have to pick up one of our programs
and what you want will be there!" said Pierrette
Kelly, AMICC executive director.
For more information on the "Island Affaire,"
contact the Community Center at 778-1908 or call
778-7624 or 778-0018.
Off-island events
The South Manatee Branch Library will show
the film, "The Quiet Man," on Tuesday, May 11, at
2 p.m. The full-feature film, stars John Wayne and
Maureen O'Hara. The library is located at 1506
Bayshore Gardens Parkway. For more inforamtion,
call 755-3892.
Two Manatee Community College music stu-
dents will give recitals on Monday, May 10. Sixty-
six-year-old Rita Bates will perform on the organ at
10:30 a.m. in Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. West.,
Bradenton, followed by a vocal performance by 22-
year-old Williams-Bray at 11:30 a.m. Free. For more
information, call 755-1511, ext. 4351.
Sailboaters who enjoy a lively nautical year are
welcome to listen or participate in "Raconteurs'
Night" presented by the Sun Coast Yacht Club on
Thursday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Women's Club,
900 N. Coconut Ave., Sarasota. Call Richard Burns
at 924-3862 for information.


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Praiseworthy performance Photo: Joy Courtney
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week of April 22. First
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Melissa Eddington, Elizabeth Caudill, Ben Larzelere, Joshua Armstrong, and Kristopher Smith. Back
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Pre-historic
playwrights
School volunteer Judy
Minturn (left), who taught
for 33 years, works with .
students in Vicki Small's ,
fourth and fifth-grade split
class as they write an
original play about
dinosaurs, "Adventures in
Dinosaur Land." In front
are Lisa Comkowycz and
Kyle Riter. In back are
Justin Wall, Marc Manali
and Jessica Foraker.
Their effort is destined to
hit "Great Auditorium
Way" in May.
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Anna Maria School menu
Thursday, 5/6/93
Breakfast: Sausage, Cheese Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza, Corn, Tossed Salad, Cookie, Juice
Friday, 5/7/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Bag Lunch of Ham Pattie Sandwich, Celery/Carrot Sticks, Orange
Monday, 5/10/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Hamburger on Bun, Oven Fries, Lettuce & Tomato Salad, Fruit
Tuesday, 5/11/93
Breakfast: Toast, Cheese or Peanut Butter, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Pattie, Seasoned Rice, Green Peas, Orange Juice
Wednesday, 5/12/93
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg, Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese w/Smokie Link, Broccoli Cuts, Hot Roll, Cake Square
All meals served with milk.
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IB] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MAY 6, 1993 0 PAGE 11
The past makes
donation for the
ULNE
future
The grounds ofAnna Maria .
C o .. .. Elementary School now
S boast a 2,500-square-foot,
covered, open-airpavilion.
SThe funds were donated by .
Islander Billie Martini in
Honor of her children-loving
husband and parents. Robert -
Martini, Billie's late hus-
band, was a councilman and
the third mayor of Bradenton
Beach. The idea of a
pavilion came to Billie
during her many years as a
teacher's aid at the school.
Top left, During the dedica-
lion ceremony, Billie Martini tells the students ofAnna
Maria Elemen tary School about her husband's and
parent's contributions to
the youth of the Island Left, ---:
Principal Jim Kronus gives
S EBillie an "apple from the
teacher" for her A +
donation. Top right,
Kindergartner Charlene
Anderson holds the bouquet
offlowers she presented to
Billie as a gif from the
stCuent body. Right,
Barbara Hanrey, director
of elementary' education for
Manatee County, Billie
Martini, Bob Forney,
director of facilities for the
Manatee County School
System, and Jim Kronus.
Photos: Jov Courtney




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Island Mrs. and Ms. share work day Photo: Joy Courtney
Nancy Goldsen (left), owner of Really Great Gifts in Anna Maria City, and her
sixth-grade daughter, Whitney (right), participated in the Ms. Foundation's,
"Take Our Daughters to Work" campaign on Wednesday, April 28. The pur-
pose of the nation-wide campaign was to boost the self-esteem of young girls
and introduce them to the myriad of occupations open to them. "I like retail,"
said Whitney about her day's experience working in her mother's gift shop. "It's
more fun than having to go to an office every day. I'd like to own my own
business, but I can see there's a lot to be concerned about." "She picked that up
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By Joy Courtney
Editor
As usual it was a balmy and golden
late April evening as the sun set on
Anna Maria Island so why not take
the boat out for a short spin? Don
Pampauch of Key Royale and his
friend, Marcus Yearwood, decided to
do just that enjoy the ride then return
to a late, eight-ish or so dinner already
simmering away on the stove. Circum-
stance changed those plans.
Telling Don's wife, Cheryl, they'd
be back in a few minutes, the two men
boarded Yearwood's 19 foot open
fisher and headed out into the Bay.
The engine was humming and all was
well until ten minutes out the engine
died. The men anchored and checked
all the usual things but to no avail. By
then darkness had sneaked up on them
- they looked around and there was no
one else on the water, and, even with a
high-beam, 20,000 candlepower light,
there was no one to signal. They stayed
anchored thinking someone would
have to come by.
No one did.
Without jackets, a radio or the cel-
lular phone Don usually carries with
him, the men became concerned as the
weather changed around 10 p.m.- the
wind was up and it could possibly take
them out into the Gulf or towards St.
Petersburg. To control their direction
they tried oaring and throwing and then
pulling on the anchor. With luck on
their side, the wind switched direction
allowing the two men to relax when
they realized they were now moving
towards the Leverock's restaurant area
north of the Manatee Avenue Bridge.
At 1 a.m. the next morning at high
tide, they hit a small island south of
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Leverock's nicknamed "Gilligan's Is-
land" by local kids. They built a fire to
stay warm and planned their next step.
At first light and hopefully low tide,
they would pull the boat through the
very shallow water neighboring the
channel and walk with it to shore.
Fortunately, Cheryl at least knew
they were out on the boat. With dinner
time having come and gone, she de-
cided to called the U. S. Coast Guard. It
dispatched a cruiser and helicopter out
of St. Petersburg and a three-man inflat-
able from Cortez.
"The Coast Guard was wonderful,"
said Cheryl. "All during the night they
called me every half hour with an update."
Thirteen-and-a-half hours after the
men's "spin" started, the Coast Guard
crew manning the inflatable found the
weary boaters 20 minutes after first
light. Walking the half mile through the
shallow water to reach the Coast Guard
craft, the wet, cold and hungry Island-
ers were soon on their way home.
"There wasn't any more we could
have done out there even with a small
kicker motor," said Pampauch. "It
couldn't have been prevented. The en-
gine was running well and what made it
quit could have happened on a new
boat. We've been boating in this area
for years so Marcus and I weren't that
worried. What we did worry about was
our families. They had no idea which
direction we had headed and had no
way of knowing we were OK."
"It worked out pretty good," added
Pampauch in a voice raspy from fatigue,
"but, it's a lesson for even the most
experienced boater there is no such
thing as a short ride when it comes to
being prepared. I'll never leave the cel-
lular phone behind again."

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By Kay Pruden
Islander Contributor
May 9 will be the 80th celebration of
Mother's Day. It is a celebration of love
conceived on the day Miss Anna Jarvis of
Philadelphia lost her own mother. With
the seed of this sentiment planted within
our shores, it is now a day shared by many
mothers' around the world.
In Ethiopia, Mother's Day comes
after the rainy season, usually in Octo-
ber. Daughters return home bringing
butter, cheese, vegetables and spices to
make a vegetable hash, which they pre-
pare in their parents' house. On the fol-
lowing day, the sons come bringing
with them a bull or a lamb, which they
then slaughter. The mother provides
everything else necessary for the special
dishes that are to be eaten that day. The
daughters anoint their heads and breasts
with butter (the reason is lost to history)
and sing special songs. The entire feast
lasts two or three days.
In what was formerly Yugoslavia,
Mother's Day is the second Sunday be-
fore Christmas. The night before, the
mother hides small gifts under her mat-
tress. On Sunday morning the children
creep to her bed as soon as they wake,


tie her legs together with string and de-
mand presents as ransom. Happy
Mother's Day!.
I will never forget my first
Mother's Day. My gift was a corsage.
I was pregnant with my first child, who
is now 35. My husband may have
jumped the gun but I'm glad. It's one
gift I've always remembered. I will
also never forget the year the kids in-
sisted that I go for a "Mother's Day
Ride." They had painted a huge
Mother's Day sign on a sheet and hung
it off a bridge over Rt. 80 in New Jersey!
There are memories of Mother's
Day gifts cherished by the giver as
well as the receiver. Violets were my
mother's favorite gift. To this day
when I see them I always think of her.
It's unique how these memories pro-
vide an interesting history of the
phases of our lives.
Well, I may not want anyone to
bring me a live lamb or bull for slaugh-
ter or to be tied up in bed and held for
ransom, but I do join the mothers who
enjoy the phone calls or flowers or
breakfast in bed any and all acts of
love that make each Mother's Day a
gift for today and the future.


April in Paris
The legendary Champs Elysdes stands majestically behind Jim Kronus,
principal of Anna Maria Elementary School, after he and his wife, Dalene,
journeyed across the Atlantic to enjoy the history and romance of Paris,
France. The Kronuses were most impressed by the proliferation of bookstores
throughout the city as well as the Parisians' love for canines. According to
Kronus, dogs were everywhere all leashed and well-behaved and it was
not unusual to see a dog waiting calmly and quietly by its master's restaurant
table while a two-hour meal was enjoyed. The Kronuses also learned how
easy it was to find other American tourists: check thefootware Americans
wore white tennis shoes while all the Parisians wore black. Yep, Kronus was
definitely an American in Paris.


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Mother's Day

memories and

vegetable hash


The Island Poet
He's a clumsy bird as you pass him by.
And you say to yourself he will never fly.
An ugly bird when he's standing still.
With his beady eye and his flabby bill.
Yet when he takes to the air he's a thing of grace.
As he soars and he glides all over the place.
And when he hits the water with his crazy dive.
Seems only a miracle that he stays alive.
So he waddles along like a tired old man.
But all Florida loves that old pelican.
Bud Atteridge


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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
May 1, 701 N. Bay Blvd., burglary, Magnavox remote
control.
May 1, Rod and Reel Pier, broken leg. A woman broke
her leg while attempting to board a boat from the pier.
May 1 and 2, Anna Maria beaches, 11 citations for
alcohol on the beach.

Bradenton Beach
April 25, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary.
The victims heard voices outside and a short time later,
heard voices in their living room. They observed a
young, white male with a black jacket and hat run out
the front door. There was no forced entry. Nothing was
discovered missing.
April 25, Crown and Thistle restaurant, 2519 Gulf Dr.
N., burglary. The restaurant's southeast window was
removed, and cash,.change and two till drawers from





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a cash register were removed.
April 26, Coquina Beach, burglary of speaker box
from automobile.
April 27, 2200 block of Avenue C, Assailant arrested
and charged with aggravated assault and attempted
murder. Assailant charged at the victim with a four-
foot bar bell and stated he would kill her.
April 29, Circle K, Gulf Drive North, theft of $15
worth of gasoline.
April 30,2500 block of Avenue A, criminal mischief."
Sugar was placed in the gas filler tube of the victim's
motor home, and the two rear tires were flattened.
April 30, Cortez Beach, robbery. The victim was sit-
ting on a chair at the beach when a white, male juve-
nile, wearing a baseball cap and shorts, grabbed her
purse. Witnesses saw two other white, male juveniles
with the suspect. All suspects were apprehended.

Holmes Beach
April 27,400 block of Bay Palm Dr., peeping Tom.
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[I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 6, 1993 I PAGE 15

Three stopped after pointing pellet gun at pedestrians


Pedestrians from Bradenton to Holmes Beach
were placed in peril last Friday by a carload of Hardee
County youths wielding a pellet gun.
Bradenton police stopped three youths in a car in
the 3000 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, ac-
cording to Bradenton police spokesman Capt. Larry
Dellaposta.
Officers ordered the youths out of the car and told
them to lie on the ground. A pellet gun was found in
the car under the seat, Dellaposta said.
Officers gave this account of the incident:
Three youths in a car began pointing a pellet gun
at people in the street and at bus stops near 43rd St.W.
and Manatee Avenue West.
The youths pointed the gun at people as the car
continued west to Holmes Beach, police said.
"They were observed by someone who called in
on a car phone who reported that they were pointing
a gun at anything and anybody, including persons
waiting at bus stops," Dellaposta said.
Three Bradenton police cars converged on the
youths' car as it entered Gulf Drive, Dellaposta said.
Officers said at the scene that they couldn't make
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So OK, I was wrong. By four days.
Last week I wrote that the dredge
"Beachbuilder" ("world's largest")
would be pumping off Longboat'Pass
by weeks end. Well, the darn thing just
sat down there at New Pass belching
away until they finally began moving
it north this past Monday.
But that's how their schedule has
gone all along anyway. Late.
So get ready for some major silt in
the Sound. Carried by the incoming
tides.
The 258-foot vessel "has steadily
improved its production" according to
Robert Simms of Applied Technology
Services (Longboat Key's project man-
ager), and now hopes to have the
project completed in "somewhere be-
tween 63 and 90 days." They've got
about six miles of beach left to
"renourish," and they're shooting for
doing 500 feet a day.
Simms also assures me that some
eight monitoring stations surrounding
the dredge are being checked twice a
day though the process is just a little
unclear (you should pardon the expres-
sion) as to what could cause a shut-


down of the pumping. Water samples
are checked upshore and downshore up
to 1,500 meters from the dredge and
then samples are taken both upcurrent
and downcurrent of the dredge. "One in
the plume and one in the background,"
is how he put it.
Oh, and don't worry about the nest-
ing birds tearss and plovers) at Whitney
Beach either. Simms assures me they
aren't nesting yet, "so we're gonna
dump on the lower beach."
So the folks on "Lawsuit Key" are
going to get their pretty new beach, the
Sound and Bay will get another dose of
strangling silt, and we've all still got some
pretty sorry priorities, in my opinion.

By the way, posts have been installed
at Leffis Key to keep overzealous motor-
ists off the sand dunes and out of the man-
groves. The posts are capped with bright
yellow paint to keep people at bay, so to
speak. That should just about wrap up the
work at the habitat restoration site, the
largest completed to date by the Sarasota
Bay Program and others. If you haven't
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top, do yourself a favor and take a peek.
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Snook season hotter


this year than most


By Captain Mike Heistand
Dave from the Anna Maria City Pier reported a
few snook in the three-foot range have been caught as
well as nice-sized pompano and a few mackerel. He
also said bait fish have been sporadic this week.
Darrell at Galati Yacht Basin said its customers
were reporting plenty of trout and redfish in the back-
water and kingfish were making a good showing three
to seven miles offshore. He also said there were plenty
of red grouper being caught out around ten to 12 miles.
Captain Todd Romaine reported his clients were
catching some huge snook from 15 to 20 pounds. He
added there has been more snook around lately than he
has seen in years.
Yvonne from Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
fleet's four-hour trip averaged 65 head of fish which
was composed of Key West grunts, porgies, vermilion
snapper and black grouper. Its six-hour trip averaged
200 head of vermilion, lane and mangrove snapper,
trigger fish and red grouper with a couple of the grou-
per coming in at six to eight pounds. Its nine-hour trip
averaged 50 head of mangrove snapper, red grouper,
porgies and scamp.
Margaret at the Bradenton Beach Pier said an-
glers were catching flounder, a few snook and still a
few sheepshead. She also mentioned mackerel were
being caught in the early mornings.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle reported
clients catching trout, flounder on the flats and quite
a few snook in the Palma Sola Bay. He also said Cap-
tain Todd Romaine with "Oscar II" came in with his
limit of snook.
John Fernandez, Jr., of Island Discount Tackle said
lots and lots of snook were being reported by customers
with the best action taking place in the early evenings.


Also, offshore plenty ofkingfish were being caught.
Terri f Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Captain
Zack with "Dee Jay II" reported a big number of trout
in the 20 inch range as well as flounder. Reds up to 15
pounds were caught and released. She also said snook
were weird during last week's quarter moon- they were
either way too small or way too big (up to 25 pounds).
Captain Tom Chaya said snook fishing ranged
from fair to excellent with many small to medium
fish being caught on his boat last week. Tom also said
redfish have been easy to find lately.
Captain Rick Gross with "Fishy Business II"
reported he caught a 25 pound snook using ten-pound
test line in the backwater. He also said they caught 20
to 30 snook a day in the 20 to 30 inch range, but there
were enough keepers to make his clients happy. He
said he was catching trout right before dark and
catching and releasing redfish from 10 to 26 inches.
Dewey from the Rod & Reel Pier said his cus-
tomers were catching mackerel, pompano and permit
with white and yellow jugs. He said they were still
catching sheepshead but very few, and occasionally
snook were being caught at night.
Captain Dave Pinkham with Gulf to Bay Char-
ters said Sunday a client caught an 18-pound black
grouper while fishing in 70 feet of water. He also said
they caught six-pound mangrove snapper mixed in
with yellow tail and lane snapper. He added kingfish
have slowed down all they got was a 20 pound
kingfish earlier this week.
From my charter boat, "Magic," clients caught
and released redfish up to 10 pounds, a few snook
and some very large trout. The only problem we had
was finding bait fish last week sometimes it was
pretty difficult.


Major League
Standings
Team Won Lost
AMFD 5 1
WAC 4 1
Kiwanis 2 3
Haleys 1 4
Hi-12 0 3

Major League
Scores-
4/26 AMFD 16 Haleys 12
4/27 Kiwanis 24 Hi-12 8
4/28 WAC 14 Haleys 4
4/29 AMFD 9 Hi-12 6
4/30 WAC 22 Kiwanis 2
5/3 WAC 11 AMFD 5


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5/6 WAC vs Hi-12
5/7 Haleys vs Kiwanis
5/10 Kiwanis vs WAC
5/11 Hi-12 vs AMFD

Great Plays
On April 28, WAC turned three double plays on
route to an easy win over Haleys. The game was high-
lighted by the best defensive play of the year, a running,
diving catch by Haleys' center fielder Eddie Velez.
The same week, AMFD's Ryan Lashway gave
up only three hits and struck out 14, as AMFD de-
feated Hi-12, 9 to 6. The victory was assured by Jared
Culhane's bases loaded double in the sixth inning.
On Monday, Ryan Bowes pitched a complete
game and keyed WAC's seven run 5th inning with
two hits as WAC beat AMFD, 11 to 5.
Compiled by Lou Fiorentino.





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Sun 5/9
Mon 5/10
Tue 5/11
Wed 5/12


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1:13 2.6ft
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2:44 2.4ft
3:43 2.2ft
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8:17 -0.4ft
9:04 -0.3ft
9:52 -0.2ft
10:46-0.1ft
11:42 0.1ft


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in THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 6, 1993 0 PAGE 18


Eighty and happy
Ralph Nelson (seated right) of Holmes Beach
celebrates his 80th birthday with his wife, Eda,
(standing behind Nelson) and his nationwide
collection offamily and friends
Photo: Joy Courtney


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Milestone enjoyed

by family

matriarch
By Joy Courtney
Editor
"We were born on the same day," said grand-
daughter Lauren Nelson. "So we took each other out
to lunch at Bill Knapp's restaurant (this mainland res-
taurant discounts the cost of a birthday meal by the
percentage of the celebrant's age). He paid for my
check and I paid for his I think I got the better deal!"
she joked with a sparkle in her eyes.
Lauren was teasing her grandfather Ralph Nelson of
Holmes Beach who sat before her celebrating 80 years of
love and life. What made his day was the circle of family
surrounding him. It included his wife, Eda; their three
sons, Ralph, Jr., from Delaware, Albert from California,
and Charles, with his wife Shirley, from Illinois, with their
daughter, Lauren, of Sarasota; the Nelsons' daughter,
Susan and her two sons, Peter and James, from New
Hampshire; his sister-in-law, Audrey Baima of Holmes
Beach; his brother, Wilbur, of Bradenton and friends
Glenn and Louise Rawlin of Bradenton.
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years at the Keystone Automobile Club and 12 years
at the AAA Auto Club South in Bradenton. He was
also an original co-owner of the Sand Nickel Restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach.
He is survived by a sister, Helen Pfunke-Hatfield
of Pennsylvania.
No local services will be held. A memorial service
will take place on Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Roser
Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria City.
Reverend Frank Hutchison will officiate.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.



Worcester, Mass. He and Eda found Anna Maria Is-
land 13 years ago and have called the Island home for
the last three years.
One of the family's favorite memories conjured up
about their dad during their childhood was the boat the


"Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER

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RESULTS COUNT!
Our Sales Associates have closed more than
$2,000,000 in sales during the first 3 months of
1993 and listed over 3.5 million.
PLUS: We sell over 95% of our own listings.
Founding Office Island Co-listing Service
ICS sells the Island
Member of Island Realty Group.
We are the original Island team. All our associates work to-
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Laura M. Tymeson
Laura M. Tymeson, 81, of Anna Maria, died April
29 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Tymeson came to
Bradenton from East Orange, N.J., in 1968. She was
retired from customer relations for the New York Tele-
phone Company after 37 years. She was a member of
Roser Memorial Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Desiree Mullen of
Brownfield, Maine; a son, Bruce, of Anna Maria; a
sister, Marguerite Dyal of New Jersey; an brother,
James Fenstermacher of New Jersey; six grandchil-
dren; and four great-grandchildren.
There was no local visitation. Memorial service will
be held at 3 p.m. this afternoon at Roser Memorial
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, with the Rev. Frank
Hutchinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to Roser Memorial Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, Fla. 34216. National Cremation Society, Sarasota
chapter is in charge of the arrangements.



family built together in 1960. It was 18 feet long and
made of plywood, they explained a craft that Ralph
enjoyed sailing for many years.
"I think we held the screwdrivers," joked one of
his sons.


ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Uc. Real Estate Broker
Perfect Family Home .
Just In Time For Summer!







This spacious canalfront home has everything a family
could need for a summer (fall, winter and spring) of boat-
ing, swimming and fishing. Four bedrooms/two baths, eat-
in kitchen with oak cabinets, fireplace, 15 x 32 caged pool,
four-car garage, oak floors throughout, as well as lovely
French doors opening to large screened lanai. Make this
your family's home for a lifetime!!!
(813) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
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s.f., new roof,
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open water.
Tasteful use
of black
granite in
entry and on
fireplace. 3-
car garage,
*: plus room
..: "for toys."
----.... $299,000.
Call Rose for details 778-2261
Evenings: 778-7780

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SCHNOERR
SGRI, LTG, RRC
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ADDRESS/lot


STYLE/rooms


Bradenton Beach 1906 Gulf Dr elevated condo
105 Coquina Bch Clb 2br/2ba Gulf


2904-06 Gulf Dr
100x100

6300 Flotilla
198 Westbay P & I


AGE/size SELLER/BUYER

1985 Kanter/Wolodkowicz
1100 sfla week of 4/12/93


ground home 1952
2br/lba/lcp 789 sfla


Johnson/US Small
Business Adm 4/12/93


condo 1978 Merriam/Autz
M 2br/2ba canal 1250 sfla week of 4/12/93
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker


SALES/LISTS

$149,900
list uk

$50,000
list uk

$135,000
list uk


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Sale of the Week
This Oceana condominium unit at 104 78th Street has three
bedrooms, two baths and two car parking under the build-
ing and it is Gulf front. It was listed by Sharon Annis of
Old Florida Realty for $359,000. The unit sold in April for
$337,500 with Annis as the selling agent as well.


Excellent
Location ..
Close .
to the I
Beach
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Townhouse. Beauti-
ful private pool. Lovely furnishings in-
cluded. Call to see. $93,850.

778-1999
5320 MARINA DRIVE
ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER


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GULF AND BAY VIEWS From the balconies of this HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Newly listed 2BR-
2 story unfurnished townhouse. 2BR 2.5BA with 2BA residence with short walk to excellent beach.
extra storage and two carports on ground level. Just Home is well-maintained and has 1,000 square foot
cross the street for a walk on the beach. Priced at garage and storage area. Offered at $112,500. Call
$129,000. Call Stan Williams. Dave Moynihan.


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BRIDGEPORT 2BR 2BA, unfurnished Bay view with
pool, and elevator. Across the street from the wide
walking beach. Close to shopping and restaurants.
Priced at $94,900. Call Stan Williams for details.

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GREAT VISTAS -rom mis exceptional zuw- -23A
condominium. You can see from Tampa to Sarasota
along the Intracoastal waterway. Recently redeco-
rated from top to bottom. Premium bayfront for only
$129,900. Call Stan Williams.


BAY VIEW DUPLEX Unobstructed Bay view from
this custom duplex with large utility and storage
area. Short walk to beach and City Park. Priced at
$139,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
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SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes, side by side, only
one half block to sandy walking beach. Offered at
$194,500 with possible owner financing. Call Dave
Moynihan.


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The Prudential ( Florida Realty Ae ida
5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
1L NORTH BEACH VIL-
LAGE! $135,000 #51390 r
... Beautiful townhouse .
filled with sunshine! i .
JUST REDUCED -
$169,900 #51587 ... Very
nice Island duplex 1/2 "
block from the Gulf.
NEW LISTINGI $220,000 #51662 ... 3 bedroom, 2 bath
Anna Maria Island home with Bay view.
Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent with International
*"M Contacts? Call one of the Top Sales Associates at
SPrudential Florida Realty for Sarasota Manatee
Counties. KARIN B. STEPHAN 778-0766 or 388-1267.
GULFFRONTI $194,900 #51734 ... You can see forever from this beautiful
2 bedroom, 2 bath corner unit! Call Carol Heinze 778-7246 anytime!
NORTHWEST AREA! $84,900 #51731 ... Exceptional home with view of
lake! To see today, call Sally or Russ Schrader 792-3176.
FOR THE FAMILY! $109,500 #51728 ... 4 bedroom, 2 bath with caged pool
on cul-de-sac. Great split design! Call Sally or Russ Schrader 792-3176
HERITAGE WEST! $56,900 #50905 ... Very nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo.
Mirrored wall, small porch off the master bedroom, & more!
BRADENTON BEACH! $115,900 #381 ... 2 bedroom, 1 bath each side.
Come see this Island duplex today!
COZY ISLAND HOME! $109,900 #98887 ... 3 bedroom, 2 bath with room for pool!
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 778-6467 or TERRY ROBERTS 778-1679


The Prudential W5
Florida Realty
CAROL HEINZE, CRS
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE"
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gulf Drive t:
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 S *
(813) 778-0766
Fax (813) 778-3035
After Hours (813) 792-5721


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YOUR BEACH IS WAITING FOR YOUI $239,000
#50301 ... Walk to beach from this 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home in Anna Maria. Owner is associate. A must see!
SPORTSMAN HARBOR! $169,900 #51345 ...
Quality new construction. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
just steps to Gulf beaches!
CALL T. DOLLY YOUNG 778-5427


CITY


Holmes Beach


Holmes Beach


BEACH
HOUSE
Directly
on white


S. walking
beach.

Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Spanish
styled hide-a-way. Unmatched sunsets! If you ever
thought of living the dream and owning a home on
the beach. This is it! $429,000. Call Rose 778-2261


ROSE
SCHNOERR
GRI, LTG, RRC
* Neal & Neal Top
Company-Wide Sales-
person of the Year
* #1 in Sales and
Listings on Anna
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3 1K BR.each Cuttage. under I(.X).,()

Q 'IToni King, Realror/Associate
Office: (813) 778-6654
After Hours: (813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
License Real Etate Broker
1224 East B.y Drive Holmei Beach FL 34217
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CALL 778-7978 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND!


REDUCED 4 BEDROOM KEY ROYALE: Qual-
ity custom home shows like a dream. Split bedroom
design with private guest wing, separate dining
room, morning room, parlour, Florida room with
hand loomed carpet. Other amenities include all
appliances, heated pool and spa, sprinkler system,
well, central vacuum, intercom, circle drive. Now
$275,000. Call Carol Williams for showing, 778-
0777 office, 778-1718 after hours.


View! View! Palma Sola Bay is your front lawn.
Watch boats parading and fish jumping. This is Florida
living. Great Rental Updated. Decorator touches. New
tile and carpet. Hurry. This won't last. $109,900.
SneaL & neaL
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FRANK H. DAVIS JR.
BROKER/SALESMAN
1-800-422-6325
605C Manatee Av W.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-2261
Aft. Hrs. (813) 778-6335






(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. O. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
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JUST LISTED...
This Anna Maria dollhouse is situated on a large
corner lot which is landscaped with maintenance
free stones and native plants. Located only a
short walking distance from the Gulf, Tampa Bay
and Island shopping, this cozy Island home has
two bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 car garage and a large
sunny Florida room. Price $125,000. Easy to see!
Call for an appointment today.
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Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND
REALTY GROUP OFFICE Four ISLAND Real Estate Offices
working together to provide personal & professional services.
MEMBERS ISLAND Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience
_CO-LISTING SERVICE f__ I shows we are long established ISLAND offices


GULF INVESTMENT
Island Duplex on the Gulf in choice Anna Maria
beach! Great for partnership investment as two
identical units designed as two single-family
homes. Beautifully maintained, turnkey units
and excellent rental history! REDUCED
PRICE! Call TODAY for details
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blasslngame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259


CANAL LOT
On Sailboat Water
in Anna Maria City.
$125,000
Ready to build the
home of your dreams
in an ideal location.

HORIZON REALTY
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


"Great Condo Listing"
Ocean Park Terrace. Direct Gulffront, 2Br/2Ba
unit, turnkey furished including wet bar. View of
Gulf & new renourished beach from living room &
master bedroom. Complex has pool & elevator.
Don't miss this onel $169,000. Call Agnes Tooker
(eves 778-5287).
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


849 N. Shore Dr.


Gulffront in Anna Maria on northern
tip of Anna Maria Island. 4 bed-
room, 2.5 baths. $275,000.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1222


PROPERTY
OWNERS
Worry-free leasing of your
property with our professional
management program. For
details on receiving the
highest possible income and
the extensive services
provided both owners
KARLY CARISON and guests, contact the
KARLY ARL N Anna Maria specialists,
OR (813) 778-2275, or call
MARY S. MILLER collect if out of state.

EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES
& EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES
1
3222 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

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FEATURE OF THE WEEK








FOR THE PERSON WHO WANTS IT ALL!
One of Anna Maria's finest. 4BR/3B, canal/boat dock & lift.
Remodeled to include fireplace, Jenn-aire kitchen and heated
pool. One block to beach. $350,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
* *
ELEGANT ISLAND HOME Secluded tropical setting in
Marina Isle. Relax by the lap pool or take a short walk to the
beach. 3BR/2.5B, many upgrades. Rare opportunity.
$399,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
A PERFECT LOCATION! Just 2.5 miles to the beach
from this beautiful Perico Island townhouse. Pool, tennis and
clubhouse. 3BR/3B, large kitchen, formal dining. $113,000.
Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
WHAT IS YOUR OPTION? Attached apartment can be
easily be opened to complete a 3BR/2.5 split BR home.
Cathedral ceilings and separate dining room add comfort and
charm. $119,000. Toni or Herb King, 778-1785.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3 year new, 3 story, 3 BR/
2.5B comer unit. Features double garage, screened porch off
breakfast nook, large storage area and new ceramic tile. All
for only $149,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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
Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.


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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE All of the luxury you
deserve can be found in this turnkey furnished
three bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. One block to
Gulf beaches, community pool, low maintenance
and best of all, for the low price of $143,000. Call
Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves or Roger Shelley
778-5458 eves for your personal tour.
AT PEACE WITH THE WORLD: Enjoy cool breezes
from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath downstairs end unit with
extra windows. Watch exotic birds and bunnies
around the lake and boardwalk. Western exposure
for glorious sunsets. Over 2000 sq ft including glass
enclosed lanai/family room. Gourmet kitchen in gray
with domed ceiling, ceramic tile and similar enhanc-
ing upgrades make this affordable luxury at Perico
Bay Club only $159,900. Please call Judy Duncan at
778-1589 eves for your personal showing.


REALTORS


5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext 5 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS


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FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
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YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152


ROOF OWNERS ...
Your present roof can be
PERMANENTLY FIBERGLASSED.
Mobile homes, gravel and tile.
Self-cleaning and mildew resistant.
ATLAS HOME IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Lic. #16750.001 925-1640

Elaine is still here...

Painting by
Elaine Defenbaugh
"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468

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1948
of Florida, Inc. RXo065455
WINDOW
REPLACEMENT
VINYL SIDING
o SOFFIT & FASCIA
PORCH
ENCLOSURES
778-7074 Financing Available


BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
And be sure to say you saw it in the
pages of the Islander Bystander!


22








RADIO SHACK Realistic Scanner. Programmable.
Picks up police, fire & rescue, Coast Guard and can
seek and find for cellular phone. $100. 778-5429.
PANASONIC CAR PHONE with battery charger &
auto adapter. $100. 778-9392.
KING SIZE WATERBED $75.778-9392.
ICE CREAM MAKING machine. Gaggia Gelatiera.
Never used, perfect. $325. 383-1812.
LIGHT GREEN SWIVEL rocker for sale. Asking
$65.778-1334.


CARPORT SALE. Children's items, knick-knacks.
517 72nd St. Sat, May 8, 9-?. No early birds.
BIG OL' YARD SALE! Antiques, household, din-
ing set, tools, fun stuff, etc. Sat only. 8-3, 213 71st
Street.
YARD SALE Sat, May 8. 334 Tarpon St, Anna
Maria. Beds, sewing machine, sinks, doors, light
fixtures and children's toys. 9-1. No early birds.
MOVING SALE Sun, May 9. 105 3rd St S, Braden-
ton Beach. Washer/dryer, window A/C unit, pro-
pane heater, kerosene heater, rattan sleeper sofa,
lots of misc items. 8:30-?. 778-6771.
MOVING SALE Complete apartment full of furni-
ture. Dining rooms set, hide-a-bed, chairs, end
tables, lamps & misc. 401 72nd St, Fri & Sat.
YARD SALE Sat & Sun, May 8 & 9. 304 60th St,
Holmes Beach. 12 X 16 screened tent, class 2
trailer hitch, assorted household items and appli-
ances. 9-3. No early birds please.-


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.
17' COMMANDER Trailer, 5 years old, 50hp.
778-3406.


SECRETARY NEEDED F/T for consulting com-
pany. WP, Lotus, and good organizational skills a
plus. Mail resume to PO Box 1267, Holmes Beach,
FL 34218.
NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted immediately. Busy
salon. 778-2586.
PART TIME Maintenance and grounds position.
Apply in person at Via Roma. 2408 Gulf Dr, North
Bradenton Beach. 9-4. No calls.
BABYSITTER for 2 boys (4&6). New to area. Need
occasionally day and/or night. Teenagers OK. If
interested call 778-9141.
P/T AND F/T. Peaches Ice Cream and Deli. 778-
7386.
P/T SUMMER/evenings. Apply Tylers Ice Cream,
12 noon till 9. 11904 Cortez Rd W.
HOUSEKEEPING help wanted for Harrington
House Bed & Breakfast. Call 778-5444.


PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
778-2356.
COUPLE AVAILABLE for on site small motel or
apartment complex management. Mature and re-
sponsible, experienced. Available year round. Call
eves 778-9617..




AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office,
or dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing
includes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on mobile number 356-4639.


SCommercial Residential Free Estimates
$dSaridy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
r lLawn \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
S Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\1|778Q 345 / GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
7784-,345 AND SATISFACTION

SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
SUNSHINE CARPETS
See us for Carpet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blnds & 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



L STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR


OTEY &
ASSOCIATES
COMPUTERIZED
ACCOUNTING
BOOKKEEPING
A AND
m r- YEAR
iIlli ROUND
` .: ; LTAX SERVICE
Individual/Corporation
and Partnerships
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Holmes Beach
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
778-6118


J.R.

Painting

* Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
Team
* Free Estimates

778-2139


4 1 -
Kohler Cast Iron sinks are unmatched in strength
and unequalled in color. Durable yet beautiful, they
stand up to years of rugged use. We also offer-full
plumbing services from new construction and
remodeling to repairs.
THE BOLD LOOK
OFKOHLER.

LaPensee

Plumbing, Inc.

778-5622 LIC. #RF0049191
5348-B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach


778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)


24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Electrical Contractor
New Homes
Remodel
Ceiling Fans
SElectrical Service Changes
Lightning Arrestors
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
WILL BURNS OWNER (813) 778-7774 LIc. #ER0010206






1B THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 6, 1993 0 PAGE 23


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.
ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring land-
scape into a yard bursting with blooming flowers
and color. For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the
beach environment all summer, call 778-2260.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing specialist. State licensed and insured. Many
island references. 778-2993.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private
parties 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. Service also
available. Call Frank at Island Appliance. 778-6126.
PRESSED FOR TIME Call Island Ironing. Beauti-
fully done by a professional w/20 years experience.
Openings available at reasonable rates. 778-1767.
OVER THE RAINBOW STITCHERY Custom do-
mestic sewing. Specializing in repairing rental dam-
ages. Bernie Hemingway 795-7312.
ALUMINUM -VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling &
repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs, car-
ports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references, rea-
sonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
VAN-GO Painting & Pressure Cleaning. Local ref-
erences. Licensed and insured. 12 years experi-
ence. Call Bill or Dan. 778-5455.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home
or condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mo-
bile #745-4723 for information.


ISLAND WEST APARTMENTS
GRACIOUS economy vacation apartments with
pool. One short block to beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2
bedrooms. Call Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-6569.
EFFICIENCY Half block to beach, fully furnished,
north Holmes Beach. $350mo (plus deposit) all
utilities including cable. Available 5/8. 778-6198 or
748-4842 (8-5, M-F).
FURNISHED DUPLEX on Intracoastal-coastal,
great view. 2/1, week/month/year. 778-7980.
BRADENTON BEACH 1 block to beach, 1/1, pool,
quite, clean. $250/wk, mo. Tim 748-2084.
ANNA MARIA Furnished 1 BR apartment, Gulf/Bay
view, pool, patio. $550/mo includes utilities. 211 S
Bay Blvd 778-2896.
BAY FRONT 2/1, May Oct. Spotless, furnished
duplex. Deep water dock. Walk to beach. Available
now and for next season. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-7107.
FURNISHED 1 & 2 bedrooms. Lovely view of bay.
Nice, quiet ground floor. Block to new beach. Avail-
able now and next season. Wk/Mo/Sn 778-7107.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria Gulf front
apartments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Week/
Month/Season. 778-3143.
FEMALE WANTED to rent large room in nice new
Bradenton home. 10 minutes from island. $300/mo.
Includes utilities. 778-6541 weekdays.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 1/1, furnished, yearly.
$400/mo plus utilities w/$200 security. Adults, no
pets. 206 Haverkos Ct. 813-689-0621.
SEASONAL ANNA MARIA 2/1, 1/4 block from
Tampa Bay. $800/mo. 778-2425.
GULF FRONT DUPLEX Season 1994, large 1/1,
telephone, cable, sundeck, gulf breezes. Holmes
Beach. $1100/mo. 778-1725.
SINGER, SONGWRITER, poet in love with Anna
Maria looking for a place to stay and any kind of
work. Will work for lodging. Call Tampa 626-3847.
Dick Joslyn.


CANAL FRONT Holmes Beach 2/1. References,
no pets. Annual. 778-6373 after 5pm.

GULF VIEW Residential/Commercial units in Anna
Maria. 1 studio unit available and 1 large studio
available now. Rent negotiable. 778-6126.
GULF VIEW apartment. 2 bedroom, furnished or
unfurnished, 6mo/annual incl. water. 778-4368.
BAYSIDE BEAUTY 1BR & large studio room, liv-
ing room w/fire place, kitchen and dining room.
Lower duplex with unobstructed view from Cortez
bridge to Sarasota. $775 annual. 778-0300.


HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/art/craft room, fireplace,
POOL, deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall,
davits, $179,900. Call Fred or Brenda Katz 778-
7980 Prudential 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.
778-7980.
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.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2/2, 2nd floor, water view.
Extras and upgrades. $92,000. Owner 795-2636.
SALE OR MONTHLY RENTAL. Holmes Beach
condo. Great location, new carpet, beaches, view,
2 pools, shopping, tennis. All within walking. 778-
9342.
SACRIFICE: Anna Maria Island. See the Bay! Un-
dated 2/2, 1st floor condo. All amenities. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Realtor/Associate 813-778-
2261. Neal & Neal Realtors.
FURNISHED CONDO 2/1, w/covered garage near
Holmes Beach City Hall. Great rental history.
$56,000. Principals only. 778-5985.


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.


YOUTH BASEBALL GLOVE on field behind Holmes
Beach City Hall. Call with description. 778-6645.


DEADLINE: MONDAY for Wed. publication. Up to 3
lines $3. Additional lines $1 each. Place in person at
the office, 5400 A Marina Drive, between D. Coy Ducks
and the laundromat More information call 778-7978.

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Carpentry, Concrete, Aluminum and Screening Service
Rotted Wood Repair Specialist
High in Quality Not in Price Will Beat Any Written Estimate
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CANAL FRONT HOME IN ANNA MARIA 2BR/
2BA home with natural cedar siding. Great Room
concept with open kitchen, large utility room and lots
of room for storage on 1st floor. Great decks off rear
of home give views of Tampa Bay. $198,500.
Dick Maher and Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
LOCATION-LOCATION 3BR/2BA home lo-
cated just one block from wide walking beach. Great
rental history. $179,500.
Dick Maher or Marilyn Trevethan OFC: 778-2261
ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BEACH!
Build 8 units on these 4 lots! Lowest cost per unit on
the Island!!! JUST $160,000 for all 4 lots.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1382
2 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH in nice quiet
neighborhood. Deeded boat slip. This cute and cozy
home has renovated interior and updated kitchen.
Bright and cheery. $119,500.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1382
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT LOT! $79,900!!
Approximately 80' x 115' canal front lot on Crescent
Drive, Zoned R-1.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 794-1382
A SAILOR'S DREAM! 2BR/2BA elevated home on
deep water canal with dock. Great room concept, sky-
lights, and lots of extras. JUST $204,900.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791



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REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 778-1382



RARE TOP FLOOR GULIJRONT UNIT! Spacious
floor plan with lovt.f`t1A" 's of storage, on nicest
walking beach oi ; .l! pRlesident Manager and el-
evator building. Rt. ced to $219,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA high quality home in
private area of Anna Maria. Well landscaped. Hand
crafted brick fireplace. 10' footage on Bayou complete
with dock ... suitable for small boat. Great with cathedral
ceilings. Price reduced to $229.000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Beautifully and recently
redecorated 3BR/2.5 home on large lot. Deep water ca-
nal and caged pool. JUST $258,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2 3 bedroom
condos priced from $132,000 to $171,900. Located on 26
acres of tropical splendor. Tennis, pool & walk to beach.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
KEY ROYALE Large- home, 5BR/4BA, located
on Key Royale O~ p'O10 -,or pool and great water
views. New secor. i. aVlition in 1992. $365,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING 1BR/1BA unit lo-
cated in center of Holmes Beach. Walk to beach, stores &
library. Public transportation available. JUST $56,000.
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with vaulted ceilings, ceramic floor tile throughout
lower level, open-airy floor plan with loft, pool, tennis
and nature boardwalk $119,000.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382
BEAUTIFUL Sunrises from your dock in the Bay.
Updated 3BR/2.5BA home with fantastic Bay view
from kitchen, living room, and dining room. $208,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
GULF FRONT DUPLEX Ground level with allow-
ance for upgrades. Great rental location. 2BR/1BA
each side could be converted to single family beach
house. JUST $239,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
GORGEOUS BAYOU IINNG tropical setting,
very private 4BR/3 B'hi sh pond with waterfall,
fireplace, boat dGCa P''Aged pool, jacuzzi & natu-
ral mangrove. Ac 's to Bay. $257,000.
Dick Maher OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-6791
PERICO BAY CLUB Lovely 2BR/2BA
townhouse viewing tidal basin and environmental
preserve. 1 car garage, screened lanai, end unit.
Great view! Convenient to everything. $129,900.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382
ANNA MARIA COMMERCIAL BUILDING -
Three lots and building presently zoned. Residen-
tial, office, retail, building divided into offices and
storage/warehouse area. Call for brochure and pro-
posed land use code. $219,900.
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