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


ISLANDER


21 percent tax hike okayed by fire board


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Despite protests, the Anna Maria Fire Commission
passed its fire tax rate by a vote of three to two. Com-
missioners Glenn Bliss and Sandy Haas dissented.
The increase represents about $161,000 more to
the district this year. Single family homes, condomini-
ums, duplex, multi-family and mobile homes will pay
about $15 a year more to cover the increase.
The proposed increase brings the total monies to
the district, which includes Anna Maria Island and the
village of Cortez, to about $780,100 next year. The
budget this year is approximately $620,000.
Karen Leek of Paradise Bay asked commissioners


what they intended to do with the funds generated by
the increase. "What you requested," replied Commis-
sioner John Van Ostenbridge, "that Cortez (Station 2)
have some fully paid men."
Bliss asked what portion of the increase would be
used in manning Station 2. Van Ostenbridge said that
couldn't be determined until commissioners formulate
the budget, which is based on the increase.
"I think we're trying pass a tax increase based on
maybes," observed Bliss. "instead of having a plan and
justification."
"If you look at your five-year plan, you'll see what
we're going to do with that money," responded Van
Ostenbridge. "You were the one who presented this


plan in Tallahassee. The justification is that we're
going to put paid people in Cortez, have more money
for equipment, building upkeep there's many places
where it's got to go."
Ida Cuthbertson, president of the Bradenton Beach
Civic Association, also opposed the increase on behalf
of her board.
Van Ostenbridge said the additional money would
be used for staff pay increases, fire equipment, bunker
gear, radios, etc.
Jeff Willey, former commission chairman, added that
there will be increases in fuel costs, health insurance, death
policies, retirement, and the like. Price said, even with the
increase, the district has the lowest tax rate in the county.


Community Center

auction huge success
The major fund-raiser for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, an "Island
Affaire" and auction, was held last Saturday night. Below, Jerry Bowes, vice-chair-
man of the AMICC Board of Directors stands ready to greet the Center's guests. A
little rain may have fallen but not on the enthusiasm andpocketbooks of the Island
bidders. Behind Jerry is a 22-foot 1972 South Coast sailboat donated by Riley
Conarroefor the live auction. Valued at $5,000, the boat went for a bid of $1,600 to
Bob Brown of Holmes Beach. At left, two bidders ponder "should we or shouldn't
we?" make a bid during the Silent Auction. The array of choices for silent bid went
from original air work to a nostalgic juke box.


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Reichard cites code violation by council


Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard dropped a
bomb at last week's meeting of the Holmes Beach City
Council when she protested council elections and ap-
pointments made at the April 6 council meeting.
As the basis for her protest, Reichard cited Article III,
3.01 of the city's administrative code, which states, "Im-
mediately following an election or as soon as it is conve-
nient, the city council shall meet in work session to make
recommendations for the election of chairman, vice chair-
man and the appointment of committee chairmen."
Reichard said, "We were denied due process. We
never did have a work session. These are our admin-
istrative codes. If we don't follow them, we might as
well throw the whole book out the window. I hope it
was not done intentionally."
"It was not done intentionally," said Mayor Pat
Geyer.
Reichard asked council to review these positions
at the May 20 work session. She also asked that any
committee appointees be present for questioning when


council is considering their appointment.
"These people should be here, and we should hear
from them," she argued. "In a democracy, there should
be deliberation and debate."
Councilwoman Billie Martini agreed. "At the time
it was brought up, we didn't know some of these
people who were appointed. We voted blank. I would
like to have had a chance to meet them."
Reichard moved to "do this over, and do it correctly
and the people being voted on should be present" at the
May 20 work session. The motion passed.
City Attorney Steve Dye said he would review the
question of procedure and report back.
At Thursday's work session, council discussed
Dye's letter of reply. In the letter, Dye noted conflict-
ing procedures in the city charter and the administra-
tive code. The procedure the council used on April 6
followed the city charter; however, it was in conflict
with the administrative code. Dye said the work ses-
sion requirement should be put in the charter to make


Bridge poll extended one more week


Due to the large volume of responses to the Is-
lander Bystander's survey on public sentiment on the
bridge between Holmes Beach and the mainland, we
have extended the poll one more week.


Readers who wish to complete the poll will find
the form on page 3.
We will tabulate the responses and print some of the
excerpts from the comments in next week's edition.


the documents coincide.
Dye further explained, "The charter also states
under Section 3.05 that the chairman and vice chair-
man serve at the pleasure of the council. Therefore, if
the council wants to change its officers, it has every
right to do so at any time. I believe this would be true
of committee appointments as well."
Councilman Richard Bohnenberger observed, "If
the charter precedes the code, then the meeting was
conducted properly."


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Those were the Days................. Page 5
Island Affaire .............................. Page 6
Letters ..................................... Page 7
Announcements .................... Page 10
School...................................... Page 11
Streetlife ............................ Page 14
Fishing & Sports .............. Page 16 & 17
Real estate ................. Page 19-21
Classified ...................................22-23


MAY 13, 1993






I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 13, 1993 M PAGE 2

Holmes Beach ends pursuit of Sunshine opinion


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After angry words and numerous accusations con-
cerning recent Sunshine Law allegations, the Holmes
Beach City Council decided at their April 4 meeting to
end its pursuit of an opinion from the state's attorney
general on the subject.
Council Chairman Don Howard opened discussion
by explaining his decision to postpone council discussion
on a bridge resolution at the April 20 meeting where the
Sunshine allegations first came to light.
Howard said he attended a seminar on government
ethics and the Sunshine Law on April 16. The combina-
tion of what he learned at the seminar and from "newspa-
per articles questioning the Sunshine on different items
pertaining to a group" led him to seek advice from the
state attorney's office at an appointment on April 20.
"I went to the state attorney and asked for an opinion
or a clarification," related Howard. "My intent was to
come back with a decision for that meeting (the 20th). My
feeling was that only if a vote was taken could there pos-
sibly be a tie-in for a violation of Sunshine."
Howard said he received a letter from Assistant
State Attorney Mack Futch on April 26 in which Futch
said, "I am unable to give you advisory opinions on the
questions presented to me. If you believe the Sunshine
Law has been violated, you'll have to make a sworn
complaint at the sheriffs office. That agency will in-


New buoys, signs are up to
help protect Passage Key
Cpl. Longpre of the Manatee County Sheriff's
marine unit offered a ride to check the new buoys
and signs on Passage Key, following stories of
trespassing on the island in the Islander
Bystander. Protected by Federal and State law,
the island is designated a National Wildlife
Refuge, and entry within 100 yards of the shore-
line is prohibited. Obviously, trespassing on the
island is against the law, carrying a maximum
penalty of $1,000 and up to six.months ofjail
time. Several weeks ago, the Islander Bystander
observed seven boat loads of people, picnicing,
sunbathing and traipsing across the nesting areas.
The incident was reported to the Florida Marine
Patrol as well as the Sheriffs department,
who are now aggressively patrolling the island.

Photo: Bonner Presswood


vestigate the complaint and report to this office, after
which we will take appropriate action."
At the meeting on the April 20, Mayor Pat Geyer
presented two letters alleging Sunshine Law violations by
councilwomen Mary Ellen Reichard and Billie Martini.
The allegations related to the attendance of the pair at a
meeting of Save Anna Maria (SAM) on April 19.
The mayor directed city attorney Steve Dye to
seek opinions on the alleged violations from the state
attorney general's office. The attorney general's office
refused to issue an opinion unless there was assurance
it was requested on behalf of the city council.
When the issue came before the council last week,
the mayor noted, "If anyone on the council had any
problems with this letter, they should have come to me
or called the city attorney."
Martini said she was the one who complained to
the attorney general's office. "I couldn't call Mr. Dye,
because he had written the letter," she explained.
"As mayor I have the authority to ask him to write
this letter," said Geyer. "It was for information only."
"If anyone had a problem with me and was accus-
ing me of a Sunshine Law violation, why didn't you
call me into your office?" Reichard asked the Mayor.
Geyer said she received the letters ten minutes
before the meeting and didn't have time to discuss
them with any council member.
"These allegations were used to circumvent the


democratic process, and the citizens of this city came
up to their town hall to participate in government, and
it was tabled because of this excuse," retorted
Reichard.
Martini further explained that she had received a
copy of the letter April 29th and felt it was too late to
write the attorney general, so she called him. She
maintained she was not a member of SAM, as indi-
cated in Dye's letter, and did not discuss any city busi-
ness with Reichard at the SAM meeting.
Dye said he was only seeking information to guide
council members.in the future. "I apologize," he said.
"I seem to have really stepped in it."
Howard said, "Let it go. I don't see wasting any
more of the city's money to pursue this and get an
opinion."
Reichard maintained that she was falsely accused
at the April 20 meeting.
"Any sore loser who wants to, can throw a stone
from the sidelines," she said. "My lawyer will deal
with anybody in a court regarding that issue."
"I think we better get back to trying to cooperate
as a community and not try and cut each other's
throat," said Howard. "We have too many things to do
and accomplish here. There's nothing that says we're
all going to agree, but let's try and work for the bet-
terment of everybody."


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Road improvements slated soon for Bradenton Beach


Travel through Bradenton Beach may be easier
later this year, thanks to a $7,810 street improvement
program.
Council members approved the work be done by
Palmetto Asphault & Sealing Co. of Palmetto last
week, the low bidder for the job.
A total of 13 streets will be improved when the
work is completed, probably later this year.
Repairs will include:

Council seeks citizen

representative
The Holmes Beach City Council is seeking anyone
interested in serving as a representative from the city
to the Citizens Advisory Council of the Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO). The MPO is a board of
elected officials from Manatee and Sarasota Counties
which makes decisions on the area's infrastructure.
Applicants are asked to notify City Clerk Leslie Ford.

Holmes Beach passes
bridge resolution
Holmes Beach came full circle and rescinded its
previous resolution in favor of the Manatee Bridge
replacement span last week. The council combined
wording from resolutions drafted by Councilwomen
Carol Whitmore and Billie Martini to obtain the fin-
ished product opposing the 65-foot fixed span. Copies
are available in city hall.


Patching poholes at 12th Street N
Patching potholes at 1 Ith Street N
Raising the grade at Avenue A and canal
Patching pothole at south end of Avenue A
Patching pothole at 24th Street N.
Raising grade at 26th Street and Avenue B
Patching road at 26th Street and Avenue C
Patching pothole at 2nd Street and Church Avenue
Patching drain at 2nd Street and Bay Drive


Caller questions

council

vacancies
In response to a caller's question concerning
council vacancies in Holmes Beach, the answer
is found in the city charter. Article III, 3.07 (c)
states, "A vacancy on the council shall be filled
by appointment of the council. Such appointment
shall receive the approval of the majority of the
remaining council members and shall be for a
term expiring at the next regular city election.
'The unexpired term, if any, shall be filled by
election at such regular election, provided, however
that any such vacancy occurring later than seven
days prior to the last date for qualifying at such next
regular city election shall be filled by appointment
as aforesaid for the entire term"


Patching road between Highland and Church Streets
Resurfacing part of 3rd Street South
Resurfacing intersection of 22nd Street and Av-
enue A
Resurfacing part of 22nd Street.
Buddy Watts, the head of the city's streets and
roads department, said the work should start within a
few weeks. All the projects should be completed by
early July.

Privateers invite
participation in 4th of

July parade
The Anna Maria Island Privateers invites the commu-
nity to participate in its 4th Annual Fourth of July Parade.
The parade will begin at Manatee County's Co-
quina Beach parking lot and proceed along a route
through Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria City ending at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
The parade is followed by the Privateers' tradi-
tional fund-raising picnic, including entertainment, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Tickets for
the purchase of food and beverages (soft drinks and
bar) will be available at the front door. There is no
charge for admission to the picnic.
Float applications must be filed by Wednesday,
June 23. Call Privateer Norm McKelvey at 778-5934
to get an application or for more information.








Turtle Watch ATV

stalled by state

statute, city code
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Turtle Watchers were put on hold again last week
when the Holmes Beach City Council found conflicts
with city code and state law concerning the group's use
of an ATV (all terrain vehicle) on the beach.
The group is seeking permission from the three
Island cities to use two ATVs to transport endangered
turtle eggs to hatcheries. Members cite the long dis-
tances that must be covered by volunteers and the lack
of parking near the beach in some areas as reasons for
the request. The vehicles would have four designated
drivers and operate in the early morning hours from
May through August.
Turtle Watch Chairman Chuck Shumard said the
group has a letter confirming Department of Natural Re-
sources approval of the use of ATVs for this activity.
Council Chairman Don Howard said the activity
is approved by the DNR, but it is not included in the
state statute. However, the DNR considers it to be
covered under the area of public safety.
Councilman Richard Bohnenberger said, "I ad-
mire the efforts of the Turtle Watch, but I am opposed
to the operation of ATVs on the beach. It is not pos-
sible to allow you to do this under our present code.


3B THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 13, 1993 N PAGE 3

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


Drop your response off at the Islander Bystander office in the Island Shopping Center, between D. Coy
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We don't have any crossovers to allow you to cross
over the vegetation line. The chief of police feels if you
had your cars adequately marked (indicating they be-
long to Turtle Watch members working at the beach)
they would not be ticketed by Holmes Beach Police."
Shumard said there were areas around 45th Street
where vehicles would not touch vegetation.
The council instructed city attorney Steve Dye to
investigate a modification to the city code to permit
ATVs on the beach for Turtle Watchers only.
At Thursday's work session, council read a letter
from Dye in which he said he had spoken to Mike Sole
of the DNR concerning the vegetation line. Sole said,


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Wed., 5/19: 10 a.m. Island Elected Officials
Wed., 5/19: 7:30 p.m. Planning
Commission Meeting

Bradenton Beach
None scheduled.

Holmes Beach
Tues., 5/18: 7:30 p.m. Council Regular
Meeting
All meetings held at City Halls

"Ingress and egress from the beach would have to be
via a dune protection structure."
Dye further noted, "I cannot condone an activity
prohibited by state law unless we get written clarifica-
tion from the DNR."
The decision was put on hold until that clarifica-
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Two large cats do combat
By Jim Kissick
Guest Columnist
A strange meeting began at 2:14 p.m., and ended
at 4:20 p.m., on Tuesday, May 4, in Tampa.
Five people from the Florida Department of Trans-
portation (DOT) including some of their contractors,
joined District One DOT Secretary David May, in an
effort to elicit a permit to proceed with the Anna Maria
Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue. They faced four
decision-makers from the Department of Environmen-
tal Regulation (DER) at DER's Tampa office.
Six Anna Maria citizens joined them in a tiny
boardroom.
"Strange" fits this meeting because we came ex-
pecting a donnybrook. Instead, voices were held
mostly at the level of a whisper, with many periods of
utter silence ... engendering a vision of two large cats
in combat, slowly circling a restricted area, staring,
looking for an opening.
The meeting was segmented, first, into pros and cons
of a northern alignment, then on a bridge aligned to the
south of the current structure, and, finally, justification.
Our group was not allowed input until after the
formal meeting. Nevertheless, many salient, surprising
factors surfaced. The effort herein is to make these
factors known to Island residents.
DER solicited DOT to consider a northern align-
ment. DOT argued two 150-foot wide boat channels
paralleling the north side of the existing bridge would
be reduced and unsafe; it would invite adverse reaction
from Leverock's and Perico Marina to the east; and
lastly, it would destroy Kingfish boat ramp.
One DOT member was unawarethat the public
facility, Kingfish boat ramp (on which Manatee
County recently spent $77,000) didn't have other
channel access. Other comments dealt with manatees
feeding in "Patton's Hole," in the immediate area, and
of DOT's possible need to buy out the marina and res-
taurant. As if an afterthought, someone remembered a
power line buried in the bay bottom.
DER's concerns came from fear of seagrass bed de-
struction inherent in a southern alignment using barge-
and-crane construction and the discussion then shifted to
a southern alignmen. DER was seeking "top-down" con-
struction to avoid massive environmental impact and
DOT's response was many-faceted.
Some five years ago, DOT met with DER in Tal-
lahassee, departing with an "assumption" that there
would be NO problem with a DER permit. Based on
that assumption, they proceeded for four years, spend-
ing $1 million to plan a southern alignment.
Now that planning is complete, says DOT, the


bridge MUST be built accordingly ... using three or
more "large" barges supporting three large cranes with
piling-supported platforms extending from shore for
close-in work. According to DOT, no other options
exist the design precludes "segmental" construction
including "top-down" techniques which cannot be
applied to a bridge with 140-foot spans.
DER asked why DOT had not returned at 30 per-
cent-plan to assure concurrence. Again, DOT fell back
on its "assumption." They were so convinced there
would be no problem with the southern alignment that
they had provided a "written understanding" to
Leverock's, thereby allowing construction of the res-
taurant at its existing location.
In their justification, DOT fell back on the aspect
of "safety" and a "functionally obsolete" rating as a
rationale for replacement, ignoring the "structurally
sound" survey of the existing structure.
Immediate removal of the replaced bridge was
assured, with discussion about both "shift-and-pull"
and explosive demolition.
May stated that DOT, with Governor Chiles' con-
currence, would not build a second parallel bridge in
the foreseeable future (not within the current five-year
plan), and, when considered, the parallel span would
be subject to a complete re-application process.
DER held out for a seagrass regeneration plan, and
an alternate in case the first failed, under the probabil-
ity that barges would devastate existing seagrass beds.
The bottom line: DOT will come back with a modi-
fied southern alignment plan within a week or two.
DER extended DOT's deadline for another six weeks.
But the story doesn't end there. Secretary May
used former Governor Graham's defunct "Executive
Order" to support, "... no new bridge to the barrier
islands." It is highly unlikely he "just didn't know,"
and assumed our Island was similar to Egmont Key ...
the type of undeveloped site Graham's order was de-
signed to protect ... nor could he have known of
MPO's current effort to seek a third bridge location.
May also glossed over the Federal HBRRP pro-
gram, totally ignoring available federally-funded for
rehabilitation. He seemed shocked when DER factu-
ally challenged DOT's mangrove analysis by offering
area analysis in 100-foot increments.


The donnybrook came, with both agencies still
seated, when DER asked the Islanders present for com-
ments.
The dangers of hurricane evacuations over a 65-
foot high bridge, as opposed to the safety of 21 feet,
with supporting data, hit hard.
The fact that throughout the entire meeting, not
one word about citizen's input or preferences was
driven home.
There was serious challenge to spending $24 million
of state money for a new structure when rehabilitation of
the present bridge, offering the same two lanes modified
to include a safety lane and sidewalk, could be done with
Federal HBRRP funds at a fraction fo the cost.
DOT expressed their belief that 10 to 12 feet of
water existed to the east of the ICWW at mean low
water ... and DER seemed stunned when told that av-
erage ebb tide depths were closer to 10 to 12 inches,
and that seagrass beds are often exposed.
The pounding continued, using DOT's own falsi-
fication of a mandate during the Cortez issue, and its'
fallback justification for mast heights based on seven
phone calls to area marinas...
... and May's $30,000 tape for Ringling residents
which torpedoes his own rationale regarding mast heights.
Four percent CAN NOT pass under a 65-foot bridge clear-
ance, while 100 percent CAN pass under or thru a 45-foot
bascule (draw) with vehicular delays and span wear and
upkeep reductions of nearly 80 percent.
May soured when advised his implementation of
the U.S. Coast Guard's 20-minute timed openings had
increased span wear.(his main thesis) and auto block-
age over the more logical staggered half hour concept
by a whopping 50 percent.
Just last January, Mr. May told Islanders who at-
tended a public meeting at Anna Maria City Hall of the
Island Elected Officials that, "this project was 100 per-
cent planned-out;" a "done-deal." He said that we "...
could do nothing about it You will accept this bridge!"
The conclusion of this observer: Mr. May, with six
years of experience at DOT, has a lot to learn about
constitutionality ... it isn't a done-deal YET!
See Page 7
for Letters to the Editor


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 8, the Saga of Anna Maria City, 70 years old
this year, by June Alder


Spring Avenue bristled with pine trees in this c. 1920 photo looking toward the
city pier. The house still stands, much remodeled, at 504 Spring.

SNAPPER IS IN

A VERY BAD FIX


Letter of October 3, 1923, to H. W.
Pillsbury of Derry, New Hampshire
As you have no doubt been advised,
the County has just about completed a
nine-foot, hard-surfaced
road from Cortez Beach to
the Town limits, and as the
old rut road along Snapper
Street (Gulf Drive)
through the Town to where
it intersects with Pine
Street is in a very bad fix,
the Town has decided to
pave a 16-foot road from
Pine Street south to the town line with
shell. The Town Charter provides that
where streets are improved or paved the
cost may be assessed to the abutting
property holders; but the commission
has decided that the Town pay one-third
and the abutters each one-third.
In view of the fact that the Town has
no funds, and will not have any until
next year when taxes come in, the Com-
mission has arranged to borrow the
Town's part, and we are asking the
property holders to pay their part when
the work is completed. A number have
already agreed to do this. Mr. (C. M.)
Roser has by far more than any one else
to pay and he has not only agreed to pay
all when finished but offers to advance
to the Town two-thirds of his assess-
ment if the Town needs it to complete
the work.
Now we are asking you if you will
pay the amount assessed against your
property for this improvement when
completed rather than wait until the
paving certificates mature. We are hav-
ing an engineer prepare an estimate of
this work and as soon as this is in our
hands we will be able to give you the
amount ofyour assessment.
Hoping to hear from you soon with
your endorsement and promised assis-
tance we are, Cordially yours...
W. M. Davis, C. W. Bonham
and J. G. Whitehead,
Commissioners, Town
of Anna Maria, Fla.

Since June when he was vice
mayor pro tem (elected mayor on Au-
gust 7) Mitch Davis had been trying
his darndest to borrow $1,000 to get his
town on its feet. But he had been turned
down by two banks. Bradentown finan-
ciers clearly were skeptical that the-new


Island municipality with less than 30
voters ever would amount to anything.
By the end of September Anna
Maria had a considerable number of
unpaid bills stacked up.
Mitch had to dig into his
own pocket for $10 to
S pay for patching up Pine
and Snapper for the Pen-
insular Telephone Com-
pany picnic that summer.
*^ A town seal (a coconut
palm in a circle cost
$14.60) and stationery
displaying it cost $8.20. The Bradenton
Hardware Store was holding an IOU
from the town for $89.90 for a mowing
machine. And the United Abstract
Company was owed $25 for a list of
taxable property so that 1924 assess-
ments could be made.
Then there was the matter of attor-
ney Wallace Terwin's fee. He had been
in on the first meetings leading to the
founding of the town back in February,
had drawn up the city charter and
steered it through the state legislature.
As yet he hadn't been paid a penny.
Besides taking care of the bills,
Mayor Mitch was determined to get
Snapper Street shelled before the end of
the year.
So he went to see C. M. Roser,
former owner'of the Anna Maria Beach
Resort and still the town's major land
owner, and got in touch with the New
Hampshire man to whom Roser had
recently sold a chunk of Gulfside prop-
erty between Oak and White avenues.
The result was an arrangement de-
scribed in the October letter to
Pillsbury that unloosened the bank's
purse strings.
On Nov. 6, a note endorsed by
Roser and Pillsbury was drawn up for
a $600 loan at 8 percent interest to the
First National Bank of Bradentown. So
the town was able to enter the new year
with its finances and its main street in
good shape.
With land values soaring unbeliev-
ably all over the state, 1924 was certain
to be a great year for Anna Maria.

Next Week:
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a giant step


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Island Affaire and Auction benefits

Anna Maria Island Community Center


Donation kick-off
Members of the Anna Maria Island Privateers
kicked-off the evening office food, music, out-
standing decor and "lively" bidding at the
"Island Affaire" by presenting Pierrette Kelly,
executive director of the Center, a check for
$1,000. The Kiwanis Club also made a donation
of $800 which included proceeds from
its raffle of a handmade, queen-size
quilt made by Mary Tsacrios.
Photo: Joy Courtney


Music man
and Islander
Bob
LoPiccolo,
provided
entertainment
for the guests.
Photo: Joy
Courtney


Photo: Bonner Presswood.
Relaxation going, going gone
Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, shows the live auction bidders at the
Center's "Island Affaire" fund-raiser, the Kohler whirlpool tub
donated by LaPensee Plumbing in Holmes Beach. Valued at
$3,500, the lucky bidder, Sean Murphy, owner of Beach Bistro,
can soak his worries away for his bid of $850.


Very interesting Photo: Joy Courtney
Islander Lee Kent looks over one of the many pieces of original art work donated by Island
artists for the Center's auction. The event, the Center's most important fund-raiser of the year,
grossed approximately $32,600, according to a Center representative. They raised $17,010 in
live and silent auction sales and over $4,000 on ticket sales on the event.


Bidding wars
Islanders Bob Brown and Chris McNamara were the final two bidders in the
live auction for the 22-foot, 1972 South Coast sailboat. As the bidding
heated up between the two, Brown plunked his chair from across the room
next to McNamara to duel it out. Brown won with a bid at $1,600.
Photo: Bonner Presswood.








LETTER


Gov. Chiles comments
on bridge
Thank you for taking the time to ex-
press your concerns about the proposed
replacement of the Anna Maria bridge.
I am familiar with the issues you men-
tioned. Several Island residents have
written to me expressing similar, con-
cerns, and I received a full briefing from
Secretary of Transportation Ben Watts.
As you know, the transportation
needs for the area are developed and pri-
oritized by the Sarasota/Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization (MPO) in
cooperation with the Department of Trans-
portation (DOT). One of the primary rea-
sons for the enactment of the statute that
established MPOs was to ensure local in-
put in the planning and development of
transportation improvement projects
within urbanized areas.
I have been advised that the position
of the MPO is in support of replacing the
existing narrow, two-lane bascule draw
bridge with a two-lane high level fixed-
span bridge, with emergency breakdown
lanes. The DOT is, therefore, proceeding
with the project. I asked what might be
done to make the project more acceptable
to concerned area residents, and have been
advised that the department is seeking in-
put from local citizens and officials about
aesthetic considerations that could be in-
corporated into the project. I hope many
Island residents provide their suggestions.
I know this response is not what
you had hoped for; however, this is a
two-lane replacement of an obsolete
two-lane bridge, and not a capacity im-
provement project. I have been assured
that there are no plans to increase the
number of travel lanes on the bridge
leading to the Island.
Lawton Chiles, Governor,
State of Florida

Destruction harbinger
of death
Bravo, Mr. Ardren, for your fine ar-
ticle printed April 8. It was so very nice to
actually have a journalist acknowledge
that many things have impacted Sarasota
Bay, not just commercial fishermen.
Your article so clearly defined how all
of us are responsible for what has hap-
pened to our waters. How can we remove
the seagrasses and mangroves which pro-
tect our sea life and still expect there to be
plenty offish? This seems so very obvious
yet commercial netters are continually
accused of being the only culprits.
Hopefully people will open their eyes
and see that it just isn't so. Your article
certainly will help in educating the public.
Karen L. Bell, Cortez

No to bridge
This letter was address to, DER, File
#412178603, Tallahassee, FL.
Without going into great detail, I
wish to go on record opposing the pro-
posed 65-foot, fixed span bridge on
Manatee Avenue West to Holmes
Beach, Anna Maria Island, for the fol-
lowing reasons:
Public Safety It could not be used
safely in high winds especially during a
hurricane.
Environment Being a member of
Manasota-88, I can see the environmen-
tal impact and damage the new bridge
would cause.
And the majority of the people on
Anna Maria Island don't want it!
I feel a small group with power is
pushing the 65-foot bridge because it
will be to their advantage.
John White, Holmes Beach


Thanks from A.M.I.C.C.
On behalf of myself, our board of di-
rectors, and the thousands of residents
and visitors of all ages we serve yearly, I
thank you for your publicity assistance
for our May 8 Auction Benefit.
The success of the "Island Affaire"
fund-raiser, our most important appeal to
the community each year, is dependent
on our ability to inform the public.
Your support and your constant
encouragement of all of our activities,
is deeply appreciated. All of us work-
ing together does make a difference.
Thank you very much.
Pierrette Kelly, A.M.I.C.C.

Old memories spurred
by dual tax dispute
The article on "Dual Taxation" by
Paul Roat in the April 28 edition of the Is-
lander brought back old memories. It
was the dual taxation issue plus the Anna
Maria Island beach renourishment fund-
ing which got me involved in local poli-
tics five years ago.
The cities in Manatee County had
won a court judgment against the county
for being taxed for services they did not
receive between the years of 1983 -
1986. In Bradenton Beach the over tax-
ing amounted to over $500,000; in
Holmes Beach over 1.5 million.
Katie Pierola, not then an elected
official, was running to each Island
city to convince mayors and councils
not to return tax refund money to the
people, but use it for beach
renourishment. It was clear to me and
others that a large financial plan had to
be organized and projected for this
13.5 million dollar project.
The State of Florida had allocated
4.6 million for this project with the
stipulation it be used within a time pe-
riod. Time was running out. The an-
swer for local financing, of course, was
not to use property tax refund money.
The answer was to "pledge" a portion
of the one-cent tourist tax to meet our
local commitment over a period of
years. The commitment at the local
and state level was critical in receiving
federal funding of 5 million dollars.
The financing was now secure.
I suggest the final step is to use any
and all moneys from the one-cent tourist
tax not pledged to the renourishment
project for beach maintenance.
Howie Herman, Bradenton Beach

Like a breath of
fresh air
Just a note to comment on how
much I enjoyed reading your Islander
Bystander.
The thing that reached me the most
were the stories of normal people being
happy and doing normal things like chil-
dren who got awards for reading books
and the pictures of all the Little Leaguers.
In these days when reading a
newspaper and watching TV can be a
vexation to the soul, your paper seems
like a breath of fresh air.
Naomi Litrofsky, Longboat Key

Letters Policy
Letters to the editor are welcomed
by the Islander.
Letters should have the writer's sig-
nature, an address and telephone number.
Brief, timely letters on a single topic
have the best chance of being printed. We
reserve the right to condense letters.
The Islander will not publish
anonymous, open, or form letters.


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Island letter carriers have volunteered to collect
non-perishable food donations along their mail routes
on May 15 to help stock food banks throughout our
communities for the needy.
Along with the Island branch mail carriers, 193
union locals across the U.S., including one in at least
every state.
Residents are asked to place non-perishable food
at their mailboxes, that will be collected by their car-
rier on his or her regular route. The food will be taken
to a redistribution point and sent to local food banks.
The event is sponsored by the National Associa-
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Postal Service and the AFL-CIO. It benefits Meals on
Wheels as well as Foodbank.


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"borrow" a friend's mailbox in Bradenton Beach or
Holmes Beach in order to participate, since they do not
have carrier delivery.


Property owners may soon get

relief to build retirement home


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Walter and Olivia Gruen's battle to build a home
may soon have a happy conclusion.
After nearly a year of discussion, the Holmes
Beach City Council directed attorney Patricia Petruff
to draw up a variance procedure to address the situa-
tion at last week's work session.
According to a chronology drawn up by the
Gruens' attorney, Steve Lardas, the rear portion of the
canal lot eroded, and a seawall was constructed in the
late 1950s or early 1960s landward of the platted lot
line, at 513 59th Street, Holmes Beach. In 1986, a
portion of the lot was sold to an adjoining property
owner, reducing the square footage of the dry land to
below minimum standards.
The Gruens purchased the property in 1988 with
the understanding that it was buildable. But when they
attempted to obtain a building permit in June of 1992,
the city informed them that a permit could not be is-
sued, because they did not have sufficient dry land to
meet the code requirement.
Thus began their battle.
The lot, including the submerged land, is 7,600
square feet, but the dry portion is only 7,045 square
feet. The minimum standard for a newly created lot
was 7,500 square feet in 1986 and is 7,510 square feet
today. According to Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez, a home that meets all other building re-
strictions can be built on the property.
Olivia Gruen tearfully pleaded for council's con-
sideration, "This is our life we're talking about. My
husband's almost 70 years old, and he's not in good
health. We don't want to sue anybody, but we have to
have some relief. This is our retirement home; we've
put everything we've got into it. We bought a lot in





Big Top ... NOT
It was just afew days under the tent
for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in
Holmes Beach to evict termites this
week. It must have caught the
attention of more than a few
Islanders as the Islander Bystander
received several phone calls about
the "photo opportunity."


good faith; we sold our home; we have no home."
Councilman Richard Bohnenberger asked why
submerged lands cannot be calculated into the lot size
and Petruff said it is a typical provision in land use
codes throughout the state.
"My position is if the remaining property is still
large enough to meet all the setback requirements, I
don't see how that can increase density; therefore, that
provision is not proper," said Bohnenberger.
Petruff warned council if the submerged land is
deleted, it will create immediate problems in the entire
subdivision. "You could also have a problem with
Sandy Pointe, because there was a problem there with
how that density was calculated. There are places that
are still undeveloped on this Island that have this ten-
sion between submerged and upland lands."
Councilwoman Billie Martini suggested setting a
standard' for the percentage of dry land, such as 75
percent, on such properties.
Police Chief Rick Maddox asked, "Why not pro-
vide a provision for a 10 percent variance to the lot size
as long as it meets all other standards?"
Lardas said a 10 percent variance would suit the
needs of his client.
Petruff noted that as a variance procedure, "the
board can see it is a good faith mistake, whereas if it
is in the non-conformity section, someone might try to
do something by intent or design."
Council instructed Petruff to draft a variance pro-
cedure with the 10 percent provision.
In other business, council placed a site plan for an
addition to the Huth Insurance building and a reconsidera-_
tion of evening work sessions on the May 18 agenda.
They agreed not to place new items on the agenda until
the backlog of unresloved business is cleared and to set a
work session on police matters in June.









Scientific
teens
Mark Esformes (left),
Betsy Smith and Mike
Fara, earned their way
to Orlando to compete
;P in the Florida State
Science Engineers Fair.
All are ninth-grade
students at Manatee
High School and call
V !Anna Maria Island
their home. As ninth-
graders, this was their
first time competing in
the state-wide seniors
division, grades nine
to 12.

Photo: Joy Courtney



Teen scientists earn way

to state competition


The Florida State Science Engineers Fair allows
the finest young scientific minds to come together to
compete.
This year over 870 students from grades seven to 12
competed at school and county levels to represent their
educational institutions and communities at state. The
prize? Qualifying to go on to international competition
and, at the senior level, earning scholarship awards.
The community of Anna Maria Island was repre-
sented by three ninth-grade residents attending Mana-
tee High School Betsy Smith, Mike Fara and Mark
Esformes.
Betsy competed in the Biochemistry Division. Her
question was, "If calcium promotes plant growth, will


Bates Franklir
Dawn Kristine Franklin of Holmes Beach and
Dusty D. Bates of Bradenton were married April 3 at
Roser Memorial Community Church. The Rev. Frank
Hutchison officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman
H. Franklin of Holmes Beach.
The groom is the son of Joyce Gustavson of
Bennington, Vt.
Maid of honor was Dina Franklin, sister of the
bride, of Holmes Beach. Bridesmaids were Penni


caffeine inhibit that effect?" Betsy's project showed
that it did, placing her sixth in the division.
Mike Fara's question, in the Medicine/Health
Division, was, "Will aspartame cause mutations in
fruit fly offspring?" He found out it did. Though
Mike did not place at state, he won a special award
from the U. S. Navy qualifying him to compete in the
U. S. Navy Science Fair.
Mark Esformes, chosen as an alternate, readied his
question, "How do optic lenses affect energy?" for com-
petition in the Engineering Division.
Regrettably, Mark was unable to compete at state.
He did receive a special award from the U. S. Depart-
ment of Energy.




They named
the park they
Sgot their shirts
Islanders Lois Finley
(left) and Mary Jo
Forney (right) receive
their Islander By-
stander tee-shirts for
4 naming the new park in
Anna Maria City on
Pine Avenue. Their
entry and that of
SIslander Marie
Franklin (not pic-
tured), "Anna Maria
Historical Park," was
the final choice by the
Anna Maria City
Commission. The
Islander Bystander ran
a public service adver-
tising campaign to
name the park. "Heri-
tage Park" ran a close
second. Congratula-
tions, ladies, from the
Islander Bystander!
Photo: Joy Courtney





v wed at Roser
Geyer of Bradenton and Kelly Shea, cousin of the
bride, of Marietta, Ga.
Flower girl was Tiffany Bates, daughter of the bride-
groom, of Bradenton. Ring bearer was Johnathon Bates,
son of the bridegroom, of Bradenton.
Best man was Keith Bates, uncle of the bridegroom,
of Bradenton. Groomsmen were Bill Thomson of
Bradenton and Doug Wallace of Sarasota.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Holi-
day Inn Holidome-Longboat Key.


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Off Island happenings
The Federation of Manatee County Community
Associations will meet Thursday, May 20, at 6:45
p.m. in the Manatee County Public Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Guest speaker will
be Steve Belack, a member of the Crosley Estates
Advisory Committee. He will speak on the propose
committee plan regarding the use of the Crosley Es-
tate property.
Two free children's concerts by nationally re-
nowned singer/storyteller Bill Harley and his lively
three-piece band, The Troublemakers, will be pre-
sented at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on
Saturday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free tick-
ets, a limit of four per family, can be obtained by
sending you name and address with a self-addressed
stamped envelope to Family Concert, Sarasota Her-
ald-Tribune, P. O. Box 1719, Sarasota, FL 34230.
Indicate which performance you would like to attend.
Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-
served basis.
The American Association of University Women
will hold its awards luncheon on Saturday, May 15,
at noon at the Palm Aire Country Club. Speakers will
be Dr. Lois Gerber and Dr. Gladys Branic. The cost
is $18. For information and reservations, call Amy
Hook at 792-5970. The Association will also hold its
last meeting of the year at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18,
at the Pier Restaurant in Bradenton. Call Terry
Weaver at 955-1519 for reservations.
Motorcycle owners who have some riding experi-
ence may take "Modified Riding and Street Skills" at
Manatee Community College Open Campus, 34th St.
West, in Bradenton. The program will take place on Sat-
urday and Sunday, May 22-23, from 7 am. to 4:30 p.m.
An instructor's inspection of the vehicle will be required
before it can be used on the range. The fee is $65. For
more information, call 755-1511, ext. 4204.
The Southwest Florida Water Management will
hold a Southern Water Use Caution Area Work Group
Meeting on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Hardee County Agri Civic Center located at the inter-
section of Stenstrom Road and Altman Road in
Wauchula. The meeting will reflect the concerns over
long-range water levels in the southern portion of the
district including Manatee County.
The Florida A&M University 1890 Program and
the Manatee County Extension Service have sched-
uled their annual demonstration garden viewing and
workshop for Thursday, May 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at
the Manatee County Extension Service (Fairgrounds)
in Palmetto. This year's demonstration garden will be
open for viewing and include a foliar fertilizer dem-
onstration. For more information, call the Extension
Office at 722-4524.
The Manatee Community College Open Campus,
34th St. West in Bradenton will offer "Telephone
Courtesy" workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thurs-
day, May 20. Instructor Ava Fluty will show how the
telephone can be used as a productive public relations
tool. The fee is $25. For more information, call 755-
1511, ext. 4246.
The South Manatee Branch Library, 1506
Bayshore Gardens Parkway, will show two films on
Tuesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. "Smile of the Walrus," is
about one of Captain Cousteau's trips to study the
endangered walrus in its annual migration to the Arc-
tic Sea. "Destruction Derby" is a satiric animated film
of the struggle of birds to survive in a world black-
ened by car exhaust. The viewing is free and open to
the public. For additional information, call 755-3892.
The Manatee County Agricultural Hall of Fame
recognizes Manatee Countians for contributions to
agriculture and agribusiness in the county. Portraits of
individuals selected hang in the Kendrick Auditorium
at the Palmetto Agricultural Center and receive other
honors. Any Manatee County citizen may nominate
individuals for Hall of Fame consideration. Nomina-
tions should be submitted to the Historical Recogni-
tion Committee, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto, FL
34221 by June 1, 1993.
Non-credit computer classes are available at
Manatee Community College Open Campus, Com-
puter Lab, 34th St. W., Bradenton. They are:
WordPerfect: Level II, May 20-21 (days), $60;
WordPerfect: Level III, May 27-28 (days), $60 and
Windows 3.1, Thursdays evenings, May 20 June 24,
$100. For more information, call 755-1511, ext. 4246.


Auditions to be held
for puppet show
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, will have auditions for puppeteers on
Wednesday, May 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the branch.
Boys and girls, 2nd grade and older, are encour-
aged to read for parts in the puppet show, "Alice's
Search for Her Mysterious Prize." Practice for the
show will be every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
from June 16 to July 7.
The performance will be under the direction of Mary
Kay Clune and will be held Tuesday, July 13. For more
information, call 778-6341 and ask for Ms. Clune.

Youth drama workshop
planned June 14
For the third consecutive year, The Chapel Play-
ers will sponsor a "Summer Youth Drama Workshop"
for boys and girls, seven to 14 years of age at Roser
Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria.
The workshop will be held Monday through Fri-
day for three weeks from June 14 through July 2. The
first two weeks will be in the church's chapel/theater
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for theater games and perfor-
mance rehearsals. During the third week the show will
go "on the road" to different audiences. A closing per-
formance will be given for parents, family and friends
on Friday, July 2.
Gary Bruel is this year's workshop director. Gary
is known for his directing at various community and
professional theaters around the area. He is also expe-
rienced in directing children's' theater.
For a registration form, contact Roy McChesney,
education coordinator at Roser Church, 778-0414.
Space is limited, early registration is recommended.
Interested young people may also register at the
chapel, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, between 10
and 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29.

Bailey to speak to Hi-12
Wayne Bailey, will speak to the Hi-12 Club at its
regular meeting Thursday, May 13, about the local
Boy Scouts organization.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by the lun-
cheon at noon at Pete Reynard's Restaurant in Holmes
Beach. All Master Masons and their guests are invited.

Guild to hold
reception for artists
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will have an
"Opening" reception to feature the paintings of three art-
ists Jean Link, Helen Hale and Tassa Vejrostek.
The reception will be on Sunday, May 16, from 3
p.m. to 6 p.m. It will be at the Artists Guild Gallery at
5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, in the Island Shop-
ping Center.
The public is invited and admission is free.

Booth space open for
Arts and Crafts Fest
The merchants of Whitney Beach Shopping Cen-
ter in Longboat Key are sponsoring an Arts and Crafts
Fest on Saturday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ap-
proximately 100 arts and craftspersons are expected.
There will be live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m., loads of exhibits, and good food. The merchants
will also conduct a sidewalk sale during the ours of the
festival.
Booth spaces are $12. Call Sandy Greiner at 778-
3794 to reserve one. Booths will be filled on a first-
come-first-served basis. Rain date is Monday, May 31.

How to prepare announcements
Announcements: Information must be submitted
in writing. Clearly print or type news items. Include
first and last names of all persons mentioned. Include
the preparer's name and telephone number. Mail or
bring to: The Islander Bystander, Island Shopping
Center, 5400A Marine Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Deadlines: Deadline for receiving information is
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Commendable
commitment
These are the "Students of the Week" at
Anna Maria Elementary School for the
week of April 10. From left to right are
Bobby West, Maggie Van Wormer,
McKenzie Wilkins, Katie Frushour,
Aaron Lowman, Brandon Roberts, Ryan
Wheeler, Amber Taylor, Logan Bowes
and Nicole Brockway.
Photo: Joy Courtney


Mommy, me, and Mother's Day Photo: Joy Courtney
The School for Constructive Play in Anna Maria City held a Mother's Day
luncheon honoring the moms of all their pre-school students. Enjoying the
moment starting from bottom, left,to the right around the table are Dina and
Cory Stewart, Kevin and Kathy Kirn, Teacher Kathy with Flannery Rose
McClung, Christine and Marissa Ortiz, and Phascal and Gabriela Wagner.


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Thursday, 5/13/93
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Lunch: Sliced Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Fresh Fruit
Friday, 5/14/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Fiestado, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Salad, Pudding
Monday, 5/17/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Hot Dog, Tater Tots, Coleslaw, Jello
Tuesday, 5/18/93
Breakfast: Egg, Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Green Beans, Orange Juice, Cookie
Wednesday, 5/19/93
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Rockets, orbiters and the outer frontier
All the excitement and knowledge involved in the U. S. space program orbits
within the mind of Islander Beau Kerr-Smith. Beau recently returned from the
United States Space Camp in Titusville, Fla. His five-day experience made him
more interested in rocketry than ever before. Photo: Joy Courtney

U.S. Space Camp brings outer


space home
By Joy Courtney
Editor
Space shuttle countdowns carry a
crescendo of excitement as each nu-
meral is uttered- numbers that vibrate
with the mystique of exploring outer
space. Sixth-grade Island student Beau
Kerr-Smith gained a hands-on under-
standing of that mystique during his
five-day "mission" at the United States
Space Camp in Titusville, Fla.
With eyes sparkling and in words
belonging to another dimension, Beau
talked about mobility trainers and
EVAs and simulators and was a chal-
lenge to bring back to earth!
Beau found out about the U.S.
Space Camp through television.
"My parents and I had gone to
watch a few shuttle take-offs when I
was younger," said Beau. "Then I saw
kids winning free trips to the camp on
game shows. They talked about hands-
on experience, just like the astronauts!"
he explained.
Each day (from 7 am. reveille to 9
p.m. lights-out) was packed with space
training, tours, and scientific lectures.
Beau's particular mission was geared to
students in grades four through seven.
"As part of our space training, we
used simulators. In the Space Station
Mobility Trainer, you sit in a chair and
it runs in a circle like a hamster. You
don't know if you're standing up or if
you're upside down. It helps you un-
derstand the mobility you'd have in
space," he said.
The Multi-Axis Trainer was an-
other simulator Beau talked about. He
described a machine composed of three
rings placed inside of each other. While
clad in a space suit and helmet, he sat
inside as it spun and flipped to simulate
being disoriented and out-of-control in
a flight emergency.
Days of space training prepared the
fledging astronauts for their own space
shuttle mission. Each member of the mis-
sion was given a job inside the shuttle
orbiter or in ground control. On Mission
1, Beau was Mission Commander, and
Pay Load EVA (Extra Vehicle Activity).
As Pay Load EVA he had to ensure ev-
erything inside and outside the orbiter was
ready for take off.
"As the Commander, the whole
ship was in my hands," said Beau. "I


for Islander
made sure all the ship's duties were
done. I sat in the left seat in the cockpit
and had to do all kinds of stuff!"
The "regular" food served at the
camp was pretty good, according to
Beau. But eating space food was one
experience he wasn't too excited about.
"Some of it looked like food as we
know it and some of it didn't," he said
with a grimace. From Beau's descrip-
tion, today's space food is more eye-
appealing than its predecessor which
was squeezed out of toothpaste tubes.
Everything is freeze-dried (dehydrated)
and then re-hydrated on the shuttle.
"I could tell we were given strawber-
ries, but they were real small and looked
powdery. When I put one in my mouth, it
got bigger and bigger!" Beau explained.
He added, the re-hydrated food was served
on magnetic trays held in place by small
magnets pinching the food.
Tours of the U. S. Astronaut Hall of
Fame and NASA's Kennedy Space
Center (where Beau actually got to say
"good luck" to a real-live astronaut who
was preparing to take off within days),
lectures and science experiments
rounded out Beau's five-day mission.
"The counselors at the U.S. Space
Camp took great care of him," said Beau's
mother Becky Smith, owner of Kerr
Graphics with husband Ernie Kerr. "The
staff nurse was religious about giving
Beau his asthma medication and just lis-
tening to him tells me how much fun he
had and how much he learned. It was
worth every penny."
"Space Camp was different from
what I thought it was going to be like:
it was a lot more fun. The astronaut
stuff was great, but learning all about
the space program is what I liked the
most," said Beau.
The U.S. Space Camps in Titusville
and Huntsville, Ala., offer a variety of
missions for children from grade four to
programs geared to educators and inter-
ested adults. One unique program is a
weekend "Parent & Child Space
Camp." A brochure outlining all the
programs is available by calling 1-800-
63-SPACE.
"Next, I want to go to the Aviation
Academy," said Beau. "I don't know
exactly what I am interested in yet, but
when I grow up I know I'll be involved
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The man of many voices

entertains at Cafe on the Beach


By Kay Pruden
Islander Contributor
Kenny Mullinix is usually dressed
all in black tee-shirt, jeans, vest, hat
and even black sunglasses, relieved
only by the white of his running shoes
and the ever-present cigarette. Because
of him, Cafe on the Beach is hosting
SRO audiences.
Born in Kentucky and widely trav-
eled, having entertained in Nashville
and Las Vegas, Kenny and his wife
Sherry and daughter Heather moved to
Bradenton three years ago to be near
their family. One family member is
Mullinix' brother Jimmy who owns the
Surf Shop here on the Island.
"I've been entertaining since I was
eight years old," Kenny says as he
thoughtfully tilts that black hat back-
wards. "I was exposed to good musi-
cians early on and even studied under
Charlie Byrd, a great jazz musician."
The Cafe on the Beach is a casual
place with the flowers and candles on
every table giving it that special "some-
thing extra." Food is good, quickly


served and reasonably priced. The
crowd is mainly over 30 and no alco-
holic beverages are served.
Listening to Kenny becomes ad-
dictive. Many who attend have become
the Friday or Saturday night regulars.
When you first see Kenny, you
don't really know what to expect, but
the voices and characters begin to
emerge from under the black hat and
behind the dark glasses. Some of the
best are Elvis, Waylon Jennings, Roy
Orbison and Willie Nelson.
"I love interacting with the crowd,"
says Kenny and he likes requests by the
names of performers although he also
does song titles. His steady patter with the
audience keeps the evening riding high -
just when you've think he's said every-
thing, he comes up with more surprises.
On rare occasions you'll hear him do Rod
Stewart, Leon Redbone and Tevey, from
"Fiddler on the Roof."
Ken also writes songs, has had a
few hits and plans to record nine new
songs in the near future.
For right now, he's all ours.


Tony Attrino wishes he had never
complained about bugs in his Holmes
Beach apartment Along with the palmetto
bugs, Attrino believes that his beloved cat
was exterminated.
Attrino was recently informed by his
landlady that his apartment would be
sprayed for insects. The property owner
routinely has the property sprayed by a
local exterminator on a bi-yearly basis.
After his apartment was sprayed, Attrino
complained that palmetto bugs were still
in evidence. When the exterminator re-
turned to repeat the treatment, he used
more solution than normal and Attrino be-
lieves the chemical solution may have
been stronger than usual.
Shortly after the second treatment was
completed, "Joe," the pet that Attrino
shared his home and life with, became ill.
A week later Joe died.
Since no autopsy was performed, the
cause of death is not certain but both
Attrino and the veterinarian who treated
the animal are convinced that the cat died
from insecticide poisoning.
"I am upset that I was not warned
beforehand that my cat could be
harmed," Attrino said. "I would have
done whatever I needed to do to protect
my cat. I could have boarded him out
for a few days if I had known he was in
danger of being poisoned. Some people
don't understand why I'm so upset, but
I really loved my cat I had him for three
years and was really attached to him,"
he said.


Bruce Anderson, a clinical toxicolo-
gist with the Poison Control Center at
Tampa General Hospital was asked about
the danger of insecticides to pets.
"If the proper guidelines are fol-
lowed, there is usually not a problem," he
said. "Almost all compounds are ex-
tremely toxic in large concentrations but
if mixed and applied properly, they don't
pose a threat."
Although Anderson would not
speculate about the possibility that
Attrino's cat was poisoned by a pesticide,
he did say that pest control companies
should caution their customers about the
toxic nature of chemical products and
that safety guidelines should be provided
routinely, especially when animals and
children are involved.
Anderson offered the following sug-
gestions: Animals and children should be
removed from an area that has been
sprayed for at least four hours and win-
dows and/or doors should then be left
open for several more hours. He stated
that proper ventilation is very important
after pesticides have been used.
Make sure all food is well sealed,
including pet food. Dispose of any food
or beverages that you have a question
about Throw away food and water left in
exposed pet dishes. If cabinets are
sprayed, all utensils, dishes, flat ware, etc.
should be thoroughly washed. Don't for-
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
May 5, school bus stop at the corer of Newton Lane
and North Shore Drive, suspicious person. A student
reported that a white male driving a small, blue gray
vehicle has been cruising the bus stop in the morning
and afternoon. The subject was wearing a hood that
exposes only his eyes and nose. There is no tag on the
vehicle.
May 8, Elm Avenue, spouse battery.

Bradenton Beach
May 1, traffic arrest. Officer Randy Thompson ob-
served the vehicle of Rudolf Kratz of Holmes Beach
cross the center line and proceed toward his vehicle in
the 2300 block of Gulf Drive North. Thompson pulled
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served Kratz' vehicle cross the center line twice, run
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pulling in his driveway. After being told to put his
hands on Thompson's hood, Kratz refused to cooper-
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ing, fleeing to elude and resisting arrest without vio-
lence.
May 7, offshore of 200 block of Bridge St., domestic
battery. The officer was advised by a passerby of fight-
ing on a sailboat anchored in the bay. The U. S. Coast
Guard was notified and took the officer to the boat
where he made the arrest.
May 7, Coquina Beach, warrant arrest. The officer
observed a vehicle parked at the beach after hours. The
occupant was in possession of a can of beer. The of-
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May 7, Silver Surf Motel, stolen auto tag.
May 10, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Dr. N., retail theft. Two
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May 6, 2700 block of Avenue B, stolen boat recov-
ered. Complainant called and said a white male ran a
boat up into the canal at a high rate of speed. When he
got close to the dock at Avenue B, he jumped out of
the boat and ran south.
May 7, 2400 block of Avenue B, theft. A suspect took
four to five large and five to six small trash bags full
of aluminum cans from a driveway.
May 8, 72nd Street, loud party. Upon returning after
a second complaint of loud noise, the officer made all
guests leave and warned the occupants of possible
charges if juveniles are in attendance drinking alco-
holic beverages.
May 9, 2200 block of Gulf Drive. A woman reported
that three males in a white pick up truck had stopped
to talk to her while she was walking. She went with
them, and they took her to the beach end of 65th Street.
There they attempted to have sex with her and re-
moved her blouse. She ran from the men and hid.
May 9, Circle K, 5353 Gulf Dr., retail theft. Two subjects
entered the store and took four cases of beer without pay-
ing. The officer checked known party houses and found
a house party. The cases of beer were found in the house.
Two juveniles were arrested for obstruction and underage
drinking. Two adults were given summons for hosting an
open house party and underage drinking.


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Workers at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach noticed a drifting raft in the
Gulf Tuesday and, when they thought they saw a swimmer slip from the life ring,
called authorities. Before the owner of the ring came to the drifting raft's rescue,
officials from fire, police, sheriff Coast Guard, marine patrol and lifeguards
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By Bob Ardren
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All right everybody back in the water! The tem-
perature of the Gulfof Mexico is just nudging 80 de-
grees, so it's time for the locals to join the tourists and
let the summer begin. Personally, I like it best around
86 or 88 degrees. "Mother Soup," I call it.
Speaking of 80 degrees, that means sea turtle nest-
ing is due to get underway on our beaches. Jerris
Foote, coordinator of the sea turtle program down at
Mote Marine Lab, tells me that nesting actually begins
when water temperatures hit 78, but that things seem
to be a little behind schedule this year. The very first
turtle nests of the season were found last Saturday on
Casey Key and since the nesting season begins in the
south and moves north we can expect nesting to be-
gin here any time now.
Foote had good things to say about the Anna Maria
Island beach renourishment program, especially the tim-
ing of it. "It's very preferable if dredging takes place out-
side the nesting season," she explained. This is in contrast
-to the work presently taking place on Longboat Key.
Another detail of the Anna Maria project she ap-
preciates is the relatively flat beaches created here.
"They've actually created bluffs near the waterline,
especially on south Longboat," she added. "We're
having to monitor the Longboat beaches to make sure
the turtles can access the beaches."
The monitoring began back on April 15, in re-
sponse to Department of Natural Resource regulations.
Chuck Shumard is the DNR monitor for Anna
Maria Island, and we'll be staying in touch with him
to keep you up to date on the nesting season as it
progresses. Shumard reports that Anna Maria Island
had 104 turtle crawls last year. There were 64 nests on
the Island containing 11,500 eggs, of which some
8,000 hatched. Hey, this is real island life!
By the way, should you come across a dead or in-
jured sea turtle, always a possibility during nesting
season, you can call (800) DIAL-FMP and the Florida
Marine Patrol will coordinate efforts to recover the
turtle. It's probably a good idea to notify Shumard, too.
He's in the local phone book.
Since we're talking about turtles, here's a re-
minder that Mote's annual "Run For The Turtles" is
scheduled for Saturday, May 15, at Siesta Key Beach.
Both a 5K run and a one-mile run/walk is scheduled,
and registration gets underway at 6:30 a.m. The 5K
event (both are run on the sand) begins at 7:30, and
the one-mile run/walk at 8. Entry fee is $12, and you


Island Little

League standings
Island Little League will end its season this month
with the major league involved in playoffs. On Thurs-
day, May 13, at 7:00 p.m., depending on the outcome
of games yet to be played, Kiwanis is scheduled to
play off a tie breaker against AMFD. Depending on
that winner and the standings, there may be a play off
to determine the winner of the season's second half on
Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m.
The season is broken into two halves, with a "half
champion" for each. WAC was the winner of the first
half, so if AMFD wins the second half season cham-
pionship, you guessed it, another playoff will be
played to determine the overall champion on Tuesday,
May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Major League Standings
(Second Half of Season As of May 10)
TEAM WON LOSS TIE
WAC 6 1
AMFD 5 1 1
Kiwanis 2 3 1
Haleys 2 4
Hi-12 0 6

Great Play
WAC's Taylor Bernard was the winning pitcher
twice in the same day, Saturday, May 6. Both games
were against Hi-12 with the first game score of 4-3.
The second game ended 23-2.


get an event T-shirt for taking part. All proceeds go
toward the sea turtle program at Mote.
With the arrival of warm weather sometimes
also comes the need for a cool spot to sit quietly in the
shade. And beach folks sometimes need a hideout back
in the woods somewhere to escape the crowds, so let
me recommend a couple. Perhaps too far for some, but
worth the trip in my opinion, is good ol' Snook Haven
down on the Myakka River just south of Venice. Com-
ing up on its 75th anniversary, Snook Haven is a great
old Florida fishing camp. You can rent a canoe for a
leisurely paddle up or down the river, and top off the
afternoon with a cold adult beverage and some great
fried fish. Actually I go there hunting wild orchids (to
see, not to take) and when I checked last week, they
were just about ready to flower. (Peer up into the big
oak next to the boat ramp for a sample look.)
Closer to home is the legendary Linger Lodge,
where the charm may be a little thinner but the sooth-
ing effect of a summertime visit is just the same. We're
talking backwoods Florida here. Linger Lodge features
stuffed critters of just about every description in the
Lodge/restaurant itself, and some wonderful views of
the Braden River. The food is terrific, especially if you
can get a plate of the lunch special. Just take it out on
the deck and gaze at the river. To reach Snook Haven,
take 1-75 south to River Road just south of Venice. Go
right on River Road about 1 mile and look for a sign
to Snook Haven pointing down a dirt road your left.
It's an historic old joint.
Linger Lodge is found by taking Braden River
Road south off SR70. The junction is about 1 mile (or
less) west of 1-75's junction with SR70. Just follow
your nose and the signs. When the road turns to dirt,
you're getting close.
Well I got mine, how about you? What I'm talk-
ing about is a letter from my "good friends" at Allstate
insurance. In two long pages of pretty fine print they
tell me that "Regrettably, this (situation) has brought
us to our last resort which requires that we reevaluate
the amount of property insurance we have in Florida
and the rates we charge for that insurance ..." And"...
we will be reducing our policyholder base ..."
No word yet as to whether I'll actually be can-
celed, but they left no doubt that the rates are certainly
going up. And I'm one of those folks who've never
filed a claim. Well, they always said I was "in good
hands" with Allstate. I guess that I'm just bothered by
what parts of my body their hands are holding onto.
See you next week.


Photo: Joy Courtney
Puttin' on the glove
Mark Pelham, a team member on the Anna Maria
Fire District major Little League team, gets his
batting gloves on before going up to the plate. Mark
is also a strong pitcher. "I am not surprised," said
Coach Gene Burr, Mark's physical education
teacher at Anna Maria Elementary School, "Mark
has the ability to concentrate."


Turtle season prompts






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By Captain Mike Heistand
Dave from the Anna Maria City Pier reported
anglers were catching and releasing redfish and a few
pompano. He also got reports of redfish up in the in-
side of the flats.
John Fernandez, Jr., of Island Discount Tackle
would like to remind everyone of the tackle shop's up-
coming Island Fishing Tournament set for Saturday,
June 19. John said lots of snook were reported in the
backwater and more redfish than one cares to catch.
Trout were also being caught in good numbers with
some up to six pounds being reported. He added there
were reports of plenty of red and black group being
caught in 70 to 80 feet of water offshore.
Captain Rick Gross also reported lots of snook
with one fish caught this week weighing in at 25
pounds nice catch, Rick! Rick said there were still
fair numbers of redfish being caught and released.
Darrel from Galati Yacht Basin said he got re--
ports of grouper, grouper and more grouper offshore
with some being taken up to 20 pounds. Darrel added
Captain Phil'Shields had good luck this past week with
red and black grouper and cobia up to 60 pounds.
Captain Tom Chaya said snook were his best
catches last week with good numbers of them still out
there. Some of his snook came in up to 15 pounds.
Arkee from the Bradenton Beach Pier reported
fishermen have been catching and releasing big red-
fish. He said they were also catching nice-size trout,
cobia and a few snook late at night using live shrimp
for bait.
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said
the fleet's four-hour trip averaged 80 head of Key


West grunts, red and yellow tail and mangrove snap-
per. Its six-hour trip averaged 80 Key West grunts,
and vermilion and lane snapper. Its nine-hour trip av-
eraged 60 grouper, mangrove and vermilion snapper.
Captain Todd Romaine said his clients got
their limit of snook every day last week with some
of them being in the 15 to 20 pound range snook
season is at its peak right now!
Dewey from the Rod & Reel Pier reported one
angler caught a 35-inch snook Saturday night. He
added, a few pompano and redfish had been caught.
Terri from Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Cap-
tain Zach with "Dee Jay II" said his catch of the week
was made by Phil Mueller of Detroit, Mich., who caught
and released a 42-inch, 30-pound snook on eight-pound
test line. He said snook were steady up to the full moon
and have been running hot and cold on the wane. He
added, trout up to 27 inches, big redfish and flounder and
33-inch barracuda were found in flats.
Captain Dave Pinkham with Gulf to Bay Char-
ters reported barracuda up to five feet long, and lots
of snapper and big permit were found at the offshore
reefs.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said Cap-
tain Todd Romaine with "Oscar II" came in with his
limit of snook and quite a few flounder. He also said
a couple of dive fellows saw a lot of grouper at the
three-mile reefs and there was a lot of bait in and
around the markers.
From my charter boat "Magic," clients were
catching snook up to ten pounds, trout up to six
pounds and redfish up to ten pounds were caught and
released. Good week good catches.


SWeighing in
Anglers Barry and Don
A ,* "mm Howard show off the nine and
S six pound snook they caught
while fishing on the Island
S charter boat, "Magic."












Five-foot barracuda


found at offshore reefs


Super snook
Michael Stench caught
a full yard (36 inches
from lip to tip) of snook
on the bay near 4th
Street South in Braden-
ton Beach last week.
Tiffany Tyrell asked,
during the photo
session, if he caught it
from his surfboard.
"Not in the bay, Tif-
fany."


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Little League ends season with banquets
The Little League program at the Anna Maria Is- lowed by the Major League banquet at 8 p.m., both
land Community Center will end its 1993 season with on Friday, May 21.
three banquets in honor of all the players, their coaches The banquets will include desserts only and
and other support volunteers, decorations will be provided by team moms. Team
The T-ball banquet will be held on Monday, May and individual photos will be available for purchase "
17 at 7 p.m.The Minor League banquet is 6 p.m. fol- at each banquet.


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Beautification Award honors Anna Maria, Holmes Beach Photo: Joy Courtney
(Left to right) Blanche Vandergee and Gene Martineau, representing the Island Garden Club, present the club's
Beautification Award in the residential category to Norman Larzalere of Holmes Beach. Former Councilwoman
and beautification volunteer Mary Ross, with volunteer Michael Miller, his wife, Ulrike, and Anna Maria City
Mayor Ray Simches accept the first place Beautification Award in the business category. The beautification volun-
teers were honored for their landscaping efforts outside Anna Maria City Hall and the Island Players' theater at the
corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue.

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Jerry F. Callahan
Jerry F. Callahan, 54, of Holmes Beach, died May
8 at home.
Born in Bridgeport, Mich., Mr. Callahan came to
the area from Michigan in 1970. He was the owner of
Seacoast Enterprises Inc. of Holmes Beach. He was
a member of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia E.; a son, Jerry
F. "Cal" III, of Bradenton; a daughter, Julie F. Lynch
of Dallas; and three grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Manasota Memorial Fu-
neral Home in Bradenton. Services were held at
Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim
Killoran officiating. Burial took place in Manasota
Memorial Park, Oneco. Memorials may be made to
the Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church Building Fund,
4000 75th St. W., Bradenton, Fla 34209 or Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Bradenton,
Fla. 34209.
Sally D. Norman
Sally D. Norman, 87, of Holmes Beach, died May
5 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Caldwell, N.J., Mrs. Norman came to this
area from there in 1963. She was a homemaker. She
was a member of St. Bernard's Parish.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary E.
Norman of Cortez, and Trudi Norman Southwick of
Bradenton Beach; two sons, Michael J., of Bradenton
Beach, and M. Alton Jr., of Bradenton; a sister,
Catherine Doremus of Caldwell; nine grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. Services will be held 10
a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach, with the Rev. John Barry officiating. Burial will


be in Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Plichter
John Plichter, 78, of Bradenton Beach, died May
1 at home.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Plichter came to the
area from there in 1974. He was an automotive body
repairman and painter.
He is survived by his wife, Rita; three sons, Bob,
of Philadelphia, Tommy, of California and Jack; two
sisters, Mary Bielawski of Bradenton Beach and
Veronica Lohrmann of Philadelphia; a brother,
Bronick of Bradenton Beach; and two grandchildren.
No local visitation or services were held. Pal-
metto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Marilyn Rosemary Steenstra
Marilyn Rosemary Steenstra 62, of Holmes Beach,
died May 7 at home.
Born in Paterson, N.J., Mrs. Steenstra came to
Holmes Beach from Pequannock, N.J., in 1970. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church and the Roser Women's
Guild.
She is survived by her husband, Edward; two sons,
Edward III, and Scott, both of Holmes Beach; a daugh-
ter, Sharon Allen of Holmes Beach; a brother, Ronald
Bouse of Holmes Beach; and four grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. A memorial service
was held last Monday at Roser Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria City, with Rev. Frank Hutchison
officiating. Memorials may be made to the Roser
Memorial Community Church Organ Fund, P. O. Box
247, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.


St. Bernard Guild installation lunch May 13
On Thursday, May 13, the St. Bernard Guild will and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria City.
hold its annual installation of officers and luncheon. Theresa Conley will be installed as president by
Starting at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Church in Marie Uttendorfer, diocesan vice president of the
Holmes Beach there will be a recitation ol the rosary Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
followed by Mass. For information, call Ruth Kennedy at 794-5389
A luncheon will be held at Cafe Robar at Gulf Drive or Gable Drutowski at the church office, 778-4769.


Briar Reppenhagen, M.S.
Clinical Audiologist
& Local Owner
Medicare
Accepted

bml


1450 59th Street West, Suite 101 (near Blake Hospital) 9-5, Mon thru Fri


STEPHEN G. SCOTT L.
PELHAM, M.D. KOSFELD, M.D.
Family Practice
Accepting Medicare Assignment
Accepting New Patients
3909 East Bay Drive (Suite 100) Holmes Beach
778-1007 Day/Night 9 to 5: 778-6631


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Chess Club

checks winners
The Anna Maria Island Chess Club closed its sea-
son with a tournament.
The first prize winner of the Walter J. Boeyer
Memorial Chess Tournament was Tommy Smith of
Key Royale. George Sava of Perico Bay, came in sec-
ond with Edsel Erickson, president of Learning Pub-
lications in Holmes Beach, earning third place.
Evelyn Boeyer awarded cash prizes. Mrs. Boeyer,
whose husband was one of the founders of the club 17
years ago, also presented two books on chess as door
prizes.


Beautification
group has new
leaders
New officers of the Anna
Maria Island Garden
Club were installed last
week after a salad
luncheon held at Roser
Church. The 1993-94
officers are: Edith
Richardson, president;
Eugenia Simpson, vice-
president; Doris Knight,
secretary; and Onnilee
Salisbury, treasurer.
Photo: Jeannie Friedman


If you missed the deadline to file your Fed-
eral tax return this year, or any other year, the
Internal Revenue Service is bending over back-
wards to help you get straight.
IRS trained volunteers will be manning a
special help center at the Red Cross in Sarasota
to assist taxpayers in the Sarasota area who need
to file past-due tax returns.
According to Mike Dobzinski, IRS spokes-
person for South Florida, the biggest problem in
getting taxpayers to voluntarily file old tax re-
turns is fear.
"It's a common myth that we will criminally
prosecute someone who voluntarily files an old
tax return," Dobzinski said. "We are working in
every possible way to help people file accurate
returns. Although this is not an amnesty program,


New Island
Home $125,000
It Mi&" "Thafs Righi'. You can
own I,00s.f ofauniquely
designed Ito-BR, w/ Iwo,
I s while bled bathrooms, and a
fully enclosed garage. This
is Island quality living at an
affordable price. It is approximately 400' to the new beautiful
white beach. Drive by our open house, or call for an appointment
to see 2802 Ave C, Holmes Beach.
SWe have a few choice lots: onein the 2800 bk of Ave E, only
$72,500 with gulf view, another on South Harbor Dr at $54,500.


Dolores M. Baker
Licensed Real Estate Broker


778-7500


.-neat. ne&Nat.


SMACK DAB

ON THE BEACH


--- ________


Nicely furnished 3BR/2BA beach home, nestled
on Anna Maria Island where dreams become
reality. Delight in the peaceful, restful seclusion
where gentle breezes, rolling waves, golden sun-
sets and miles of walking beaches abound in
nature's tranquillity.Your private world is waiting
and it's yours for the asking. Please call Nick or
Dick for a private showing of this rare find ... this
home offers a sinful lifestyle at a heavenly price
of only $319,500.
Dick Maher at 778-6791
Nick Patsios at 778-4642
Neal & Neal
r 2- oREALTORS- MILS
778-2261 or 778-2244
^ -- ^


if circumstances warrant it, we may even be able
to forgive some penalties." he said "It may be a dif-
ferent story when we have to come after a taxpayer
to get them to file."
The IRS program to help people get a fresh
start has affected a variety of taxpayers.
"Surprisingly, more than 40% of the late filers
who have come to us are due a refund. Those who
owe are usually given a monthly installment agree-
ment," Dobzinski said.
For taxpayers wanting a fresh start, volunteers
will be available at the Red Cross, 2001 Cantu
Court, Sarasota from noon until 3 p.m. each
Wednesday in May. The IRS office at 2001 Cantu
Court in Sarasota will have special hours on Sat-
urday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist any-
one wishing to file a past-due tax return.


The Island Poet
We're a friendly group as you must know.
Always the first to say, "Hello."
Never too busy to stop and chat.
And we'll play cards at the drop of a hat.
Know all the best restaurants and all the good shows.
And if its golf you want, better be on your toes.
You may talk about us, but you'll be forgiven.
Cause this, my friend, is Island livin'.
Bud Atteridge


ISLANDER I
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
is a bargain. And our classified
really get results from 10,000 newspapers
delivered on Anna Maria Island
and the surrounding area.



Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
T -) 9701 Gulf Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
Fax # 778-7035
S 778-2307 or 778-1450

WE NEED ANNUAL AND
SEASONAL RENTAL LISTINGS
... due to the tremendous number of inquiries

CALL NANCY UNGVARSKY
for all your property management needs
Brokers: Prue Maxon-Yost & Frances V. Maxon
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
Ginger Richardson Keller, Kay Kay Hardy, Patti Hager,
and Nancy Ungvarsky (rentals)
WEEKDAYS 9AM to 4:30PM
SATURDAYS 9AM to NOON

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MARILYN
knows best ...
CONDOS and VILLAS
$89,900 to $200,000
MARILYN TREVETHAN
Evenings 792-8477

NEAL & NEAL REALTORS"
813 778-2261 Toll free 800-422-NEAL
_-A "~i


IRS targets area taxpayers


ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
.OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker
You're Gonna Love It!
,r,'-~ '"5'] I"* '


Enjoy ISLAND LIVING in the comfort of this two
bedroom, two bath home on the north end of Anna
Maria. Kitchen with pass-thru to dining area. Glass
sliders in living room open onto screened deck for
outdoor living. Just a short stroll to the beautiful
white sand beach. It's all yours for just $149,000.
To arrange a showing, call Pat Hendricks.
(813) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
Sales ( Rentals ) Property Management


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CITY/legal
Anna Maria

Anna Maria

Anna Maria

Anna Maria

Anna Maria

Bradenton Beach

Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach


ADDRESS/lot
150 Crescent
71x114
205 S Bay Blvd

311 Tarpon
75x110 canal
324 Hardin
75x108
505 Spring
52x145
2113 Av B
75x100
528 72nd St
105x112 canal
528 75th St
95x127 canal


REALTORS
SANDY GREINER DICK ROWSE
REALTOR*Associate 5203 Gulf Dr. REALTOR* Associate
Aft Hrs 778-3794 Holmes Beach, Aft. Hrs 778-2003
Pager 333-1864 FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
MLS 1-800-741-3772 Ext 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 0




-neaL & neatl


BEACH
HOUSE
| "Miles of
walking
i..beach.
I rLot size:
100' by
100'

Beautifully remodeled, new appliances, Mexican Tile,
3BD/2BA, over 1,800 sq ft. 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.
Evenings: 778-7780. Toll Free 1-800-422-6325.
ROSE
SSCHNOERR
SRealtor@
GRI, LTG, RRC
Neal & Neal Top
Company-Wide Sales-
person of the Year
S* #1 in Sales and
S Listings on Anna
Maria Island


STYLE/rooms
ground home
3bR/2.5ba/lcar
residential lot

ground home
2br/2ba/l car
elevated home
3br/2ba/2car
elevated home
2br/2ba/2car
ground duplex
3br/3ba
ground home
2br/2ba/2car
ground home
3br/2ba/lcar


AGE/size
1960/1991
1625 sfla
50x195 bay

1970
1022 sfla
1985
1488 sfla
1979
1480 sfla
1969
1920 sfla
1966
1866 sfla
1955
1742 sfla


SELLER/BUYER/when
Galati/Green
week of 4/19/93
Bene/Phillipoff
week of 4/19/93
Gimpel/Thomas
week of 4/19/93
Selzer/Abert
week of 4/19/93
Horvat/Barron
week of 4/19/93
Slocum/Sankey
week of 4/19/93
Epple/Shank
week of 4/19/93
Bennett/Rossi
week of 4/19/93


SALES/LISTS
$164,500
list uk
$110,000
list uk
$150,000
list uk
$165,000
list uk
$104,000
list 127,500
$79,000
list uk
$202,000
list $220,000
$189,000
list uk


SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT Fully furnished 2BR- BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach in
2BA top floor, end unit with fabulous view of the front of this lovely 2BR- 2BA, turnkey furnished condo.
Bay. Deep water boat dock one block to prime Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen, washer/
beach. Offered at $125,000. Owner financing. Call dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool, security en-
Dave Moynihan. trance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams.
li t .,


ISLAND DUPLEX Well located and maintained Is-
land duplex in desirable area Holmes Beach. Short
walk to prime beach area and canal docking. Priced
at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


LA PLAYITA 2BR 2BA townhouse, close to beach
and shopping, large pool and recreation area, ga-
rage and storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


PRIME UNIT Furnished, 1BR 1BA second floor GULFFRONT MOTEL Six units directly on new wide
condo overlooking the pool area in popular Island cor- beach. A mix of efficiencies, one bedroom and house-
plex. Tennis, clubhouse, on-site management, and keeping apartments. Steady increase in income until
deeded to great new beach are some of the added at- beach renourishment, then operating at maximum oc-
tractions. Priced at $73,900. Call Dave Moynihan. cupancy! Priced at $559, 900. Call Stan Williams.


ISLAND

HISTORY

BUFFS...

June Alder's
column features
the saga of
Anna Maria City
this week
and every
week in the
ISLANDER
BYSTANDER.
Don't miss
an issue.
You can
even mail
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up north!
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The Prudential ,_ Florida Realty Are F rida
5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
GOLF FROM YOUR front
door and boat from your
back door. This home is in
excellent condition.
Located in prestigious Key
Royale, overlooking the
Bay. $239,000. L-- YOU CAN SEE FOR
SUNBOW BAY UNITI Beautiful Martinique
Enjoy Island living in this large one bedroom overlooking the today! CALL CAROL
lagoon. $81,500. #51783
Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent with International
S- Contacts? Call one of the Top Sales Associates at
S. Prudential Florida Realty for Sarasota-Manatee
Counties. KARIN B. STEPHAN 778-0766 or 388-1267.


ANNA MARIA DUPLEXI $129,900 #51824 ... Both sides have remodeled
kitchens. 2 bedroom, 1 bath each side. Very clean and nice! Close to beach.
Call Roni McCuddin now or 778-5585 eves.
RARE FIND! $165,000 #51729 ... 5 bedroom, 4 bath home with view of
Country Club Golf Course! Call Sally Schrader now or 792-3176 eves.
MARTINIQUE! $220,000 #51723 ... 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit with Gulf view.
Turnkey furnished. Call T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427 eves.
ISLAND VILLAGEI $104,900 #1479 ... Enjoy this beautiful unit with Bay
view and the Gulf across the street. Call June Gilley 792-0758.

ANNUAL & SEASONAL available beginning at $500. Call Jack Bachman
778-0769 or 778-5368 evenings.


EVER! $194,900 #51734 ...
Gulffront comer unit. See
HEINZE 778-7246 anytime.

eni,,.i *tM- T",


YOUR BEACH IS WAITING FOR YOU! $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


CALL A PROFESSIONAL!


READY TO
HELP
YOU!


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Island Players

announce show slate
for next season
The Island Players' 1993-94 season is set!
Its new season will start with "Bus Stop" (October
7 17) followed by the new-born musical "Baby"
(December 2 12).
Neil Simon's comedy hit "Barefoot in the Park"
will be next (January 20 February 5) followed by
"Steel Magnolias" (March 17 April 2).
"Educating Rita" will be the Players' season fi-
nale (May 12 22).
See you in the fall!


I|?-F


Watering restri
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
o Lawn and landscape watering limited to two
days a week.
o Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
M):Tuesday and Saturday.
o Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
0 Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ir-
---..r


(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. O. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
Barbara A. Sato ....778-3509 Christine T. Shaw....778-2847
Marcella Comett ...778-5919 Nancy Guilford .........778-2158

Cl 'iUenlty CEsa ilal.t Rofesionac-
CSclatlzing in Ule UropicaLifeeal .
Classic Canalfront Residence


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This handsome 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Key Royale
treasure was just listed! Amenities include a
spacious living-dining area, opening onto an
expansive Florida room which overlooks the
seawalled canal with boat dock. A bright, con-
venient kitchen adjoins the comfortable break-
fast room and handy pantry. Double car ga-
rage, tile roof, pebbled landscaping for easy
maintenance, and more! A gorgeous deal on a
beautiful home at only $215,000, including one-
year Homeowner's Warranty!
Call or stop by our office to schedule a complete
"Drive-By Preview" of current listings through the use
of professional videotape.


(AY Exduasn
WV a terfront
Video C=ocfn


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Sale of

the week
This home at 528 75th
Street in Holmes Beach
sold twice in the same
Week, first for $189,000,
,A : then it was listed at
$226,000 by Zee Catanese
and sold by Linda Green
for $210,000.








:tions in effect
rigation with treated waste water allowed any time.)
OCar owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off
nozzle.
Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors al-
lowed for ten minutes daily. Questions or comments?
Call the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict toll-free at (800)423-1476.


Classified advertising really works! The deadline is noon Monday for
the Wednesday edition every week! Islander Bystander



Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK









GREAT GULF VIEWS
Totally refurbished unit, including new tile, appliances
and furniture. 2BR/2B, large porch, great walking beach.
$119,900. Call Paul Collins, 778-4330.
**
OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING Canal front 2BR/2B,
family room & office/hobby room. Your decorating ideas
will transfer this super buy into a doll house! Great Holmes
Beach location. $162,500. Toni or Herb King, 778-1785.
SUPERBLY LOCATED DUPLEX... in Holmes Beach
close to everything! In-ground pool, tropical landscaping
and fenced yard. Utility building for extra storage. RE-
DUCED $149,900. Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.
LUXURY LIVING IN MARINERS COVE Several
condominiums available in unique community on a deep
water canal with boat slips. Breathtaking sunsets from
$215,000 to $350,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
LOTS OF LOTS!! Three great buys: Unique 100 x 100
duplex lot in Holmes Beach, $69,900: Wooded Anna
Maria home lot, $67,500: 5 plex lot with great Gulf
views, $125,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


MEMBERS ISLAND


F SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND
REALTY GROUP OFFICE! Four ISLAND Real Estate Offices
working together to provide personal & professional services.
Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience
shows we are long established ISLAND offices!


GULF INVESTMENT! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY
Island Duplex on the Gulf in choice Anna Maria
beach! Great for partnership investment as two MAY 16 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.
identical units designed as two single-family Sunbow Bay Condominiums. Elevator,
homes. Beautifully maintained, turnkey units swimming pool & tennis facilities. Nice
and excellent rental history REDUCED two bedroom, two bath unit. $94,900.
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, FL34216 (813) 778-2259


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


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


NEW LISTING QUIEr HOLMES BEACH NEIGH-
BORHOOD: Entertain the easy way round your
solar heated caged pool. Located a few short blocks
to the beach in a quiet neighborhood, this 3 bed-
room plus a den/office, 2 bath home has a deeded
boat slip, sprinkler system, walk-in closets, skylight
and is clean and well cared for. Priced at $159,000.
Please call Carol Williams for details. 778-0777,
778-1718 after hours.
E, .. "


CLOSE TO BEACH & BAY: Every day is a vacation
at this spotless 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo. Enjoy it for
yourself or use it as an investment. Excellent rental
history, walk to beach and Bay or enjoy the pool.
.a69,N0. $64,900. Call Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
I .. .


DISCOVER THE JOY OF DOLPHINS AT PLAY:
from your direct Gulffront condo. 3 bedrooms, 2
baths. Tennis, pool and furnished at the affordable
price of $174,900. Call Mimi Wilde at 755-7752 eves.
SAVE $26,000 WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS
HOLMES BEACH MOTEL: Located in an excel-
lent area for high visibility. Walk to the beach, shop-
ping and restaurants. 7 units including owner's
apartment. This property is absolutely immaculate
and ready to go. Was $42,4;e6. Now $399,000.
For more information call Zee Catanese, 794-8991
eves or Carol Williams, 778-1718.


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 WEEK MIS


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GREAT
BUILDING LOT
IN ANNA MARIA
Extra large building lot of 100' x
115'. Located in neighborhood of
good homes. Close to Tampa
Bay. Priced at $85,000. Call
Agnes Tooker today.
Eves 778-5287


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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
30 Years Exp. Call Frank 753-7757


Anna Maria Pest Control

CALL (813) 778-1630
Lie. No. 4467



STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
S* FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
m, MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558

CHRISTIE'S
PLUMBING
a COMPANY
Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
24-Hr Service
No Overtime Charges!

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












10 YEAR


ALL PARTS


AND LABOR


WARRANTY


AVAILABLE


It's hot! The temperature is rising
and your comfort is wilting. Time for
quality Anaw. central air condition-
ing. Why 4mma. ? Because
Am4an.. '-gives you quality at a
price you can afford.

When you know
exactly what you want.

TAmana,
Celebrating our 21st Year
Serving the Island Communities
WEST COAST
REFRIGERATION
AIR CONDITD S


CAC044365
778-9622 Holmes Beach


RADIO SHACK Realistic Scanner. Programmable.
Picks up police, fire & rescue, Coast Guard and can
seek and find for cellular phone. $100. 778-5429.
WICKER LOVESEAT $30. 778-5429.
KING SIZE WATERBED $75. 778-9392.
QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA Oak & neutral. $150. Also
other furnishings. 778-5876.
MOVING MANTIS electric Chipmate. 2.2 hp. Pur-
chased 1/93. 778-2424.
A PLACE FOR LACE Consignment clothing and
mens & & ladies alterations. 129 Bridge St, Braden-
ton Beach. 778-3794. 10-5/M-F, 10-2/Sat.
LARK DE LUX 3 wheel, electric wheelchair w/
charger. Good condition. $500. 795-1180.
WHEELCHAIR 1 month old, $100 (cost $350). 795-
1180.


QUALITY ITEMS Ceiling fans, desk accessories,
misc. Best selling hard back books, magazines, nice
adult clothes, kitchen items, TV trays, rolling cart,
beach mats, dining table, file cabinet, computer, and
fine copier for office or home $500. 9-4. Sat, May 15.
519 71st St, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE 1902 Gulf Dr, Bradenton Beach. Fri &
Sat, May 14 & 15. 10-till.
MONSTER ART SALE
Dozens of paintings and prints. Pastels, prisma color,
oils, graphics by Rachel Kaufman. Recent winner of
First Award, Manatee Art League. Sat & Sun, May 22-
23. 10-5. Rock bottom prices. 784 North Shore Dr,
Anna Maria. Parking. (1/4 mi west of Rod & Reel Pier)
VENDORS NEEDED Whitney Beach Arts & Crafts
Fest. Sat, May 29. 94. 778-3794 for info.


1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer included.
Worth $14,000, sacrifice at $10,000. 778-4084 or
778-6541.
SKI BOAT Red & white, 16.2 ft, 70 hp Evinrude mo-
tor. Runs good. Need trailer. $500 OBO. 778-1917.
FREE BOAT SLIP in exchange for occasional use of
boat. 25 to 35' range. I will maintain. Safe, well lit area,
maximum exposure for selling a boat. 778-7765.
A I
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-smoker.
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. 778-
6335.
NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted immediately. Busy salon.
778-2586.
BABYSITTER for 2 boys (4&6). New to area. Need
occasionally day and/or night. Teenagers QK. If inter-
ested 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.
MUSICIANS: 2 quality musicians needed. 1 keyboard
& 1 lead guitar to complete original music ensemble.
Project will be recorded for local sales & concert pro-
motion. This time it's the music, stupid. 778-8247.


PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
778-2356.
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, cook, drive, etc.
Full-time for part-time. 778-8216.


ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring landscape
into a yard bursting with blooming flowers and color.
For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the beach en-
vironment all summer, call 778-2260.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.


Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK

SCAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
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YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152


Elaine is still here ...

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

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GETS THE JOB DONE!

THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
readers are eager for
your business and your services.
Call 778-7978 for information about
Classified and Service Advertising.


5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
(813) 778-7808

FAMILY OWNED AND MONDAY-FRIDAY
OPERATED FOR 7:30 TO 5
OVER 10 YEARS q j, [ SAT. 8 T012


We specialize in custom cabinet making:
formica tops, entertainment centers, vanities
and kitchens. Millwork wood cut to size.
213 54th Street Holmes Beach *778-3082
Located just West of the Island Shopping Center







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AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes 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.
YES, Pine-So Patty & Co. is still here!! We do every-
thing cleaning, windows, moving help, driving, etc.
10% discount to Tom Selleck 778-9217.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993.
MONTGOMERYS CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured in Mana-
tee county for 25 years. Call Ken Montgomery for
your free estimate today at 792-9252.
APPLIANCES Used & reconditioned. Servicing also
available. Call Frank at Island Appliance. 778-6126.
OVER THE RAINBOW STITCH ERY Custom domes-
tic sewing. Specializing in repairing rental damages.
Bernie Hemingway 795-7312.
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
VAN-GO Painting & Pressure Cleaning. Local refer-
ences. Licensed and insured. 12 years experience.
Call Bill or Dan. 778-5455.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
NANCY KAPLAN is no longer associated with
Vandecar's and is available for free-lance editing,
word processing & database assignments at home or
your office. Call her -778-5876, fax 778-9253.
DEPENDABLE quality cleaning. References avail-
able. Experienced, honest. Reasonable ironing rates.
Call Lucy 778-2479.
PRESSED FOR TIME Call Island Ironing. Beautifully
done by a professional with 20 years experience.
Openings available at reasonable rates. 778-1767.


FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED duplex on Intrac-
oastal-coastal, great view. 1/1, week/month/year
$500. 778-7980.
ANNA MARIA Furnished 1BR apartment, Gulf/Bay
view, pool, patio. $550/mo includes utilities. 211 S
Bay Blvd 778-2896.
FURNISHED Lovely view on bay. Nice, quite ground floor.
1 and 2 bedrooms. One block to new beach. Available
now and for next season. Wk/MoSn 778-7107.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apartments.
Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-3143.
FEMALE WANTED to rent large room in nice new
Bradenton home. 10 minutes from island. $300/mo.
Includes utilities. 778-6541 weekdays.
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.
GULF FRONT DUPLEX Season 1994, large 1/1,
telephone, cable, sundeck, gulf breezes. Holmes
Beach. $1100/mo. 778-1725.
GULF VIEW ResidentiaVCommercial units in Anna
Maria. 1 studio unit available and 1 large studio avail-
able now. Rent negotiable. 778-6126.
GULF VIEW apartment. 2 bedroom, furnished or
unfurnished, 6mo/annual includes water. 778-4368.
BAYSIDE BEAUTY 1BR & large studio room, living
room w/fire place, kitchen and dining room. Lower
duplex with unobstructed view from Cortez bridge to
Sarasota. $775 annual. 778-0300.
SPECIAL WEEKEND OFFER at Island West Apart-
ments. Includes 2 night stay (Fri & Sat) plus late
check out Sunday. Hospitality bar and Saturday
evening BBQ. Call now for reservations 778-6569.
2 BEDROOM/2 BATH, $550 month. Yvonne Higgins
Real Estate 778-1999.


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1 BEDROOM Super clean, lovely furnishings. Steps
to the beach. $550 month. Yvonne Higgins Real Es-
tate 778-1999.
CANAL FRONT 3/2, lovely view. Yvonne Higgins
Real Estate 778-1999.
VACATION RENTAL 3BR, bay front home. Week/
month. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
WANTED TO RENT 2 or 1 bedroom, unfurnished
island home/duplex, annual. Must allow 2 small
dogs. 778-4628 or 778-3953 ask for Darla.
1000 SQ FT PROFESSIONAL office space. Prime
island location. $300-$700/mo. Call 778-2204 or
eves 795-1847.
DIRECT BAY FRONT 1/1. Absolutely beautiful apart-
ment. Unfurnished. 778-0413.
SEASIDE GARDEN apartment. Unfurnished, 1/1,
new carpet, new appliances, boat dock & carport.
Yearly. No pets. Dolores M Baker Real Estate 778-
7500.


HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/art/craft room, fireplace,
POOL, deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall, dav-
its, $179,900. Call Brenda Katz 778-7980, Lasser
Realty.
DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL! Deep water dock-
age! Great view!. 2 story, 2/1, garage, seawall, re-
cently remodeled! $155,000. 778-7980.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2/2, 2nd floor, water view. Ex-
tras and upgrades. $92,000. Owner 795-2636.
SACRIFICE: Anna Maria Island. See the Bay! Up-
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.
$43,900 TURNKEY furnished condo. Walk to beach.
Pool. Great vacation home or rental. Yvonne Higgins
Real Estate 778-1999.
TOWNHOUSE Super location. Newly decorated w/
beautiful pool. Walk to beach. $93,850. Yvonne
Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
BAY FRONT HOME Fabulous view, 3BR. $225,000.
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.


LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years experi-
ence. Call 778-2324.


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


OTEY &
ASSOCIATES
COMPUTERIZED
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BOOKKEEPING
AND
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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


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SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
SUNSHINE CARPETS
See us for Caret Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach t 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


A-NEW LOOK
PRESSURE CLEANING
Aluminum, Wood, Vinyl Siding Cleaning
Wood Decks, Patios and Boats
SFree Estimates Insured Tom Thompson
792-4659

ROOF OWNERS...
Your present roof can be
PERMANENTLY FIBERGLASSED.
Mobile homes, gravel and tile.
Self-cleaning and mildew resistant.
ATLAS HOME IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Lie. #16750.001 925-1640
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RESIDENTIAL AUTO COMMERCIAL
American Disabilities Act Surveys
DEFFENBAUGH LOCKS
, | & SECURITY I
S Licensed Bonded Insured ..
EMERGENCY SERVICE

Gary & Elaine 778-5594
Deffenbaugh After 5PM 778-34681
L CLIP & SAVE
ROOF REPAI INSURED .LICENSE
ROOF REPAIRS RC004268
RE-ROOFING
BUILT UP -
SHINGLES
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CARPENTRY ARY BRINGMA
SINGLE PLY ROONG 746-6643
RE-CONSTRUCTION 74-6643

Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles


For unlimited versatility and dean,
contemporary styling, the choice is
KOHLER.
We also offer full plumbing services from new
construction and remodeling to repairs.
THE BOLD LOOK
OF KOHLER.

LaPensee
Plumbing, Inc. Q

778-5622 49191
5348-B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach






[l THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 13, 1993 M PAGE 24


ANNOUNCING ...

Sandy and David Austin

are REOPENING


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Island

Inn

Restaurant


U^H3&S^HHHH ------

See next week's advertisement for
our GRAND RE-OPENING date!

Come in and see our crew -
some old, some new, some borrowed,
some blue (David).

We welcome all our friends
to join us for food in the old
tradition "simply good."

Our Hours will be:
Monday thru Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1701 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH
778-3031


ISLAND PROPERTIES ISLAND OPPORTUNITIES


KEY ROYALE
Enjoy the 40' view of canal, dock, davits, pool
and sailboat water from the family room of this
2BR/2BA home in prestigious Key Royale.
Nicely furnished. $299,999. #11149
Evelyn Mitchell EVES: 778-1952
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
Great 2BR/2BA downstairs end unit with nice
open view. Furnished for immediate occu-
pancy. Tennis, heated pools and Jacuzzi.
$135,500.
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791
LOTS NEAR THE BEACH
Build 8 units on these 4 lots. Lowest cost per
unit on the Island!! JUST $160,000 for all 4
lots. #10400
Tom Nelson EVES: 778-1382
GREAT ISLAND LIVING -
UNDER $70,000
Elevated half duplex in great shape. Very
nicely turnkey furnished 2 bedroom home.
Shows like a model. $69,500. #10381
Bobye Chasey EVES: 778-1532
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Beautifully and recently redecorated 3BR/
2.5BA home on large lot. Deep water canal and
caged pool. Just $258,000. #10428
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791



(813) 778-2261


ISLAND DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA each side in this well maintained du-
plex. Split bedroom plan. Ground floor close to
shopping and beaches. Excellent rental history.
$125,000. #10167
Hal Gillihan EVES: 778-2194
COMMERCIAL LOT ON
ANNA MARIA
Excellent exposure on main road. County's fast-
est appreciation and growth. Seller may divide.
Call for details. $225,000. #10482
John Green EVES: 778-3167
NORTH POINT HARBOUR
HOMEOWNER'S WARRANTY on this large
2 BR/2.5BA home on deep water canal. Complete
w/ all the extras exercise pool, 2 fireplaces and
more. $279,999. #10392
Evelyn Mitchell EVES: 778-1952
ANNA MARIA ELEGANT
Lovely 3BR/2BA custom home. Marble entry and
black marble fireplace. Beautiful upgrades add to
the charm. All located on a dock with electric dav-
its: MUST SEE! $299,000. #01425
Rose Schnoerr EVES: 778-7780
ISLAND HOMESITE
Large lot 3 blocks from the Gulf and 3 blocks from
the Bay. Close and convenient for walking to shops,
restaurants and post office. $90,000. #10214
Tom Nelson EVES: 778-1382



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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
Upstairs end 2BR/2BA unit overlooking pool
area and tropical landscaping. Heated pool,
Jacuzzi, tennis. $132,000. #11166
Dick Maher EVES: 778-778-6791
GREAT DUPLEX
Close to beach. 2BR/1.5BA each side. Fenced
yard, workshop and inside utility. Screen
porch. Just $169,900. #11120
Mary Ann Schmidt EVES: 778-4931
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.
$124,900. #10341
Tom Nelson EVES: 778-1382
WEST WINDS
Top of the line appliances and quality construc-
tion can be found in this exclusive condo in
Holmes Beach. Nice view of Gulf over the
pool from this 2BR/2BA unit. Only 16 units in
this complex. $155,000. #10120
Bobye Chasey EVES: 778-1532
KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA home in mint condition. Split bed-
room plan, beautiful lawn sprinklers. Lots of
upgrades. Boat dock on sailboat water.
$239,500. #10648
Hal Gillihan EVES: 778-2194



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