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Councilwomen cleared in Sunshine allegations
By Pat Copeland
The State Attorney's Office ruled Monday that no
charges will be filed concerning allegations of a Sun-
shine Law violation by Holmes Beach Councilwomen
Mary Ellen Reichard and Billie Martini.
Assistant State Attorney James E. Rawe, who in-
vestigated the case, made the following comments in
a prepared statement:
"Two council members from Holmes Beach were
files Chapter 11
The list of creditors holding the 20 largest unse-
cured claims against Pete Reynard's Restaurant in
Holmes Beach includes claims totaling $208,389.
Rock/David Pete Reynard's Restaurant, Inc. has
filed a petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa
under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code.
Chapter 11 allows a petitioner protection from the
claims of creditors while developing a financial reor-
Over 60 creditors are listed in the filing with the
court. The Sarasota Taxpayer Service Center (sales
tax), Manatee County Tax Collector (personal prop-
erty tax), Sales Tax Audit, Florida Department of Rev-
enue and Internal Revenue Service top the list with
over $100,000 in claims.
Adding to the woes of Rock/David, the
restaurant's former owners, Eleanor Reynard Tatakis
and Antonios A. Tatakis, filed a foreclosure suit
against Rock/ David Pete Reynard's Restaurant, Inc.
on Feb. 25. The suit seeks $1, 626, 278.13, plus inter-
est and expenses since May 1, 1992. No hearing date
has been set in this action.
Anna Maria sand
By Joy Courtney
Manatee County has made a verbal commitment to
Anna Maria City to take the lion's share of the 2,119
cubic yards of beach-quality sand dredged during the
recent clearing of the Lake LaVista channel, accord-
ing to Frank Tyndall, superintendent of public works.
A formal letter cementing the deal had not been re-
ceived by Tyndall at press time.
Tyndall stated it was important to find one recipi-
ent who needed a vast quantity of sand, would remove
it at no cost to the city, and who would not use it for
commercial purposes (otherwise the city would have
to delay "dissolving" the issue in order to go through
the formal bidding process).
The sand pit is now open to Anna Maria City citi-
zens to obtain sand for personal use. A new access has
been made approximately 50 feet north of the base of
the Humpback bridge. Consideration is also being
given by the Anna Maria City Commission to retain an
unspecified amount of sand for future sandbag use.
"The vehicle entrance to the sand pile was at the
northern base of the Humpback Bridge. Because of the
blind spot when driving north over the crest of the
bridge, it was very dangerous for people to position
their vehicles to get at the sand. With the access now
further north, it can now be done safely," said Tyndall.
The question raised at the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion work shop as to why it appeared the city did not have
the foresight to plan for the sand's disposal was created
by a series of events involving the Department of Natu-
ral Resources, Manatee County and Mother Nature, ac-
cording to documentation and interviews.
Anna Maria City co-wrote the request for the DNR
emergency dredging permit and bid specs with Applied
Technology and Management, Inc., the South Carolina
environmental and coastal engineering firm retained un-
der aWest Coast Inland Navigational District grant to find
accused of attending a meeting which was being held
by a group that opposes the building of a new bridge.
The two council members did not sit together at the
meeting. One of the council members allegedly asked
an innocuous question; the other council member re-
mained silent. The issue of the new bridge was a mat-
ter under consideration by the city council.
"Florida Statute 286,011 is 'applicable to any gather-
ing where members of the board or commission deal with
some matter upon which foreseeable action will be taken
a long-term solution to the Lake LaVista problem, and the
Lake LaVista Study Committee.
Their original plan was to deposit the sand, in the past
about 1,200 cubic yards, south of the Anna Maria City
Pier and, once it was beach-quality, spread it over the
beach in that area. The plan would keep the dredged-up
sand south of the littoral drift, the cause of the Lake
LaVista by-yearly clog, and improve the rocky beach.
After the DNR permit was issued in October of 1991,
with the project a must-do between mid-April and mid-
May, the DNR verbally advised the city it could not
spread the sand on any beach without applying for another
permit a lengthy process if it isn't an emergency, accord-
ing to Tyndall. (What the city was required to do with the
sand when it was ready for disposal is not outlined in the
emergency permit. The only requirement reads, "No re-
turn flow of sand or water from upland spoil
containment(s) areas will be permitted.")
"Working with the DNR can be frustrating at times,"
said Dale Woodland, spokesperson of the Lake LaVista
Study Committee. "I still cannot believe they would not
allow us to put beach-quality sand back on the beach."
As the city had done in the past, plan "B" was to
spread the expected 1,200 cubic yards of sand in
Bayfront Park, currently leased to Manatee County.
The plan was viable until two things happened the
so-called "Storm of the Century" in March increased
the amount of sand ultimately removed from the chan-
nel to 2,119 cubic yards and the county advised the
city it did not want any sand spread in the park. To
by the board.' Attorney General opinion 86-23. In order
to prove that a criminal violation has occurred, the state
is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the
defendants 'knowingly' violated the statute.
"The facts alleged do not meet that burden of
proof; therefore, no criminal charges will be filed."
Don Hartery, division chief of misdemeanors and
assistant state attorney, said the Manatee County
Sheriff's Department had referred the case to the State
Attorney's Office for review.
The remains of a grown,
washed up on thetor ofes
S of Anna Maria City last
week Three possible
bullet holes in the
carcass added to the
melancholy of ld passer-
bys. According to Chuck
Shumard, director of the
Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch, the turtle
was a male, approxi-
mately 35 years old and
200 pounds. Shumard
concluded the turtle had
been dead for some time
and after death had been
held under water, cause
unknown. The carcass
was found at the end of
Maple Avenue. Two of
the three puncture
wounds were in the shell
(right and left side) with
S the third located on the
.. right-hand side under the
shell between the front
and back flippers. Anna
Maria Island residents
can report any unusual
turtle activity to Shumard
/f Photo: Joy Courney
complicate the access issue, the increased volume of
sand forced the city to change the product location to
north of the Humpback Bridge.
"We are working as diligently as we can to have
all the sand removed," said Tyndall. "With all the
changes we've had so far maybe there'll be more. I
hope not, but I don't know. What I do know is, it's
going to go safely and at no expense to the city."
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters .............................Pages 4 & 7
Those Were the Days............. Page 5
T-ball banquet......................... Page 6
Announcements.................... Page 10
School.................................... Page 11
Longboat money....................Page 12
Police ......... ........................ Page 14
Outdoors and Fishing .........Page 16-17
Obituaries .............................. Page 19
Classified ..........................Page 22-23
j]fi THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 20, 1993 0 PAGE 2
Bridge resolution veto throws city for loop
By Pat Copeland cil needs to be specific on this action they are voting it's to be addressed, we want to make sure we do it the
Islander Reporter on the veto of the resolution, not the resolution. The reso- proper way. We don't have the time to keep going
Mayor Pat Geyer's veto of the Manatee Avenue lution has already been discussed and passed." back over it. There are other things ettin sidetracked,
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or rg r as hf e. I Car ore d aspects
eg yg'I n h~W waorr anong up forherbeliefs.
been exercised said Ford; therefore there is no ce- i itself w ill leninted out,
dent to d coir de tai tginnin I p --'ttheir convic-
the ve L y 1.n]J fix dp^rlgf, the lal t 9 latn I os. orat's css or It's a pretty
ater cecing with Parlamentarian ane att, the community. Therefore, I must veto the resolution." good system, and it's a good example that nobody has
the Florida League of Cities and the City of Braden- Council members said they were not surprised by absolute power."
ton, Ford found an answer. the mayor's action. Councilwoman Billie Martini said, "The bridge is
"Someone on the council would have to move to "She said all along she was going to do it," said very important to the city and the Island, but let's just get
override the veto," explained Ford. "If that is seconded, Council Chairman Don Howard. "It didn't surprise it resolved and give people a feeling of freedom to come
there will be discussion and a vote. However, the coun- me. I guess it can be addressed or it can be let go. If to the council and discuss things other than the bridge."
Island Branch Library
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach is
currently being spruced up compliments of The
Friends of the Library. To supplement the work done
by Manatee County, The Friends arranged for Island
architect H. Patterson Fletcher, the original archi-
tect of the ten-year-old building, to oversee the
project. Crews are repairing and painting the fascia
and stucco, replacing vandalized handrails, clean-
ing, priming and painting the aluminum windows
and rejuvenating the landscaping.
Photo: Joy Courtney
March 13 storm damage
generally slight on Island
Bradenton Beach was the big loser or winner -
in the "storm of the century" March 13.
Officials in the city applied for and received $9,781
in Federal Emergency Management Act and state funds
as reimbursement for clean-up efforts in the wake of the
winds and waves of the freak late-winter storm.
The other two Island cities are still investigating
reimbursement for storm cleanup, but officials in the
cities of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach have not been
ardently seeking the funds because the damage in that
part of the island was so slight.
Anna Maria Director of Public Works Frank Tyndall
estimated the total cost of the storm as "less than $1,000",
with his counterpart in Holmes Beach, John Fernandez,
placing a similar price tag on the damage.
Both officials have said they are pursuing the fed-
eral money to reimburse local coffers.
Bradenton Beach Police Det. John Cosby was the
moving force behind that city's damage reimburse-
ment drive. Most of the expense came from overtime
for police and public works crews to clean debris from
streets and roads.
For the northern cities, though, the damage was
slight and the cost incurred mostly through additional
Total damage estimates are still being tabulated for
the storm, which spurred 100-mile per hour winds and
high water in the early morning hours of March 13.
Local Firefighters fight for death benefits in Tallahassee
By Joy Courtney
"In the waning hours of the Legislature," and to
the delight of the Anna Maria Fire District, an uniden-
tified Florida legislator tacked on an amendment to an
unrelated bill mandating death benefits for volunteer
firefighters. All previous political efforts to extend the
same benefit mandated for paid firefighters to volun-
teers had been thwarted.
A contingent from the Anna l g
Maria Fire District joined
a demonstration in Talla- l
hassee topushforvolun- 4-
teer firefighters to receive
death benefit insurance as
mandated for their paid'
counterparts. Pictured left -
are AMFD volunteers Rick
Lonzo; fourth and fifth ,
from left are Pam Hutson
and Jane Maddox. Round-
ing out the contingent were
Susan Lonzo, Dave
Schuckert, and Penny
Bowen, not pictured. I
According to Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price,
the inclusion of volunteer firefighters in the district's
death benefit plan was extremely important to the bot-
tom line of all special districts' budgets.
Originally the Florida League of Cities and the
Florida League of Counties were against providing
death benefits to special district volunteer firefighters
because of cost approximately $150 per paid em-
ployee per year.
Now, three years later, the insurance companies
have adjusted premiums to approximately $2 per per-
son per month, according to Price.
"This benefit will cost the AMFD $2,100 per year for
70 volunteers. This is up against a payroll saving of 2.5
million dollars per year because of our volunteers. This
benefit goes a long way to retain volunteers as well as
protect the finances of the fire district," said Price.
The death benefit involves three layers of coverage.
It provides $25,000 of life insurance for any cause of
death; an additional $25,000 if the insured dies respond-
ing to or from a call or in a fire, and an additional $25,000
(total $75,000) if the insured is killed in the line of duty
under unlawful circumstances such as an arson fire.
Change did not come easy, explained Price.
"When the original bill was scheduled to go before
the legislature, an AMFD contingent drove to Talla-
hassee to join the demonstration planned by the
Florida Firemen's Association in favor of the bill. The
vote was postponed, but they went ahead with the
demonstration any way.
"We'd like to think the involvement of the our
contingent and the others convinced someone that this
was an issue of vital importance," said Price.
It must have.
"We still do not know which legislator tacked the
amendment on to the bill," said Price.
"It remains a thankful mystery."
Leffis Key featured in
The Leffis Key habitat restoration project in
Bradenton Beach received an unexpected honor
It was featured in the June issue of Good
Housekeeping in the magazine's "Greenwatch" a
feature department on environmental action
across the country. An aerial photograph of Leffis
Key accompanies the article on page 123.
The Gteenwatch article details dangers to the
country's estuaries and describes the National Estu-
ary Program, formed to restore 21 of the nation's es-
tuaries. It also gives tips on protecting estuaries.
The Leffis Key restoration is being spearheaded
by the National Estuary Program's Sarasota Bay
Project. It is one of several habitat restoration projects
in the Sarasota/Manatee County area.
[I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 20, 1993 E PAGE 3
Roundabout delayed but not
forgotten in Bradenton Beach
Construction of a roundabout has been put off until
later this summer.
The innovative traffic circle transportation plan-
ners hope will ease the vehicular congestion in
Bradenton Beach was slated to be completed by the
end of May.
But Florida Department of Transportation's
Gerald- Lott says now that paperwork delays have
stalled the roundabout until late summer.
"My goal is to get this in by next tourist season,"
The circle is planned at the intersection of Bridge
Plans for the first-of-its-kind traffic circle for Bridge
Street and Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach.
Say no more on bridge survey
By Bonner Presswood
The response to our bridge poll, an informal sur-
vey appearing in the previous weeks papers, has been
overwhelming, to say the least.
Next week's Islander Bystander will have the results.
It seems a lot of Islander Bystander readers have
something to say about DOT's proposed replacement
of the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue.
So many people were coming in daily with their
clipped out, filled out response, we made a box by the
door for a depository.
The mail response was good too. We got forms
from Bradenton and parts north. Overall, they came
from Islanders. Almost fifty percent of the respondents
gave their name and address and only a few failed to
add their comments on the proposed bridge.
In a more formal survey, a plus or minus error
margin of 4 percent would apply. But this is not sci-
ence and no one said it would be. Kay Hoey of Braden-
ton Beach took us to task in a letter, questioning the
validity of the poll.
Hoey thinks the questions are unclear, they over-
lap and no signature or address is required.
Hoey goes on to say, "either way the vote goes, it
is far too easy to stuff the ballot box which robs the
poll of any significance."
A signature was not required because there is no
way to monitor or authenticate the replies. It was not
our intention to do so.
And, both sides, pro and con on the 65-foot fixed
span bridge issue are welcome to do some stuffing if
they so choose. We couldn't prevent it if we tried.
It is totally unscientific. It was never intended to
be scientific. It was intended to give people a voice.
Judging from the mail and the number of persons com-
ing through the door, very little stuffing is occurring.
Husband and wife have sent forms in the same enve-
lope and one envelope contained seven forms. If
people are stuffing our "ballot box," at least they have
something to say.
Street and Gulf Drive. Motorists will enter the small
circle, yielding to other traffic without the need for
anyone coming to a full stop.
Roundabouts are found throughout the world, but
the Bradenton Beach project will be the first on a state
highway in Florida.
The traffic circle is expected to cost about $50,000
to create, and is being done in conjunction with the
Bridge Street community development block grant re-
Lott said the revised plans for the roundabout are
in his offices in Bartow and are undergoing final re-
view. Deeds are being processed by property owners
at the intersection, and a right-of-way survey is being
Once those tasks are completed, the project con-
struction may begin, Lott said.
Anna Maria City
Tues., 5/25: 7:30 p.m. Commission Meeting
Wed., 5/26: 7:30 p.m. Board of Zoning Appeals
Thurs., 5/20: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Tues., 5/25: 7 p.m. Adjustment Board Meeting
Thurs., 5/20: 9 a.m. Council Workshop
Anna Maria Fire District
Miller leaves AMC
Anna Maria City Code Enforcement Board mem-
ber Dave Miller has rendered his resignation effective
immediately. Chairman of the Code Enforcement
Board Tom Turner recommended the appointment of
Bill D'Allaird to the Anna Maria City Commission
during its work session.
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[I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 20, 1993 E PAGE 4
should serve as
We're sure no one is happier than Billie Martini
and Mary Ellen Reichard that Tom Huffine's charges
against them for what he alleged were violations of
Florida's Government in the Sunshine Law have been
dropped by the state attorney's office.
In their explanation, the state attorney termed the
statement (question) made by Martini at the Save
Anna Maria (SAM) meeting, "innocuous." Not likely
to cause damage or injury. For the record, the only
comment made by either Holmes Beach council mem-
ber was Martini's, and for the record, as we reported
earlier, Martini asked attorney Claflin Garst, "Do you
know how many times DER will grant delays to
FDOT on giving them a license?"
An informational query at best, and on a point that
no local board will ever vote. Indeed, innocuous.
Unfortunately, the entire situation has stirred up
ill feelings and a raucous attitude at Holmes Beach
city meetings. And threats of lawsuits flying back and
forth never seem to make for cozy relations. Reichard
was seen wearing a tee-shirt with three-inch letters
stating, "I'll have to talk to my attorney first." Comi-
cal, perhaps to her. Sad commentary, more likely.
More serious are the actions and attitudes the situ-
ation has spawned.
For instance, Mayor Pat Geyer instructed city at-
torney Stephen Dye to get an opinion from the state
attorney general's office on the alleged violations.
Geyer said, "I have the authority to ask him to write
this letter. It was for information only."
However, according to Florida statutes regarding
the responsibility of the Attorney General to provide
legal opinions ... "Questions relating to the powers
and duties of a public board, committee or other col-
legial public body, must be requested by a majority of
the members of that body. A request from a board
must, therefore, clearly indicate that the opinion is
being sought by a majority of its members and not
merely by a dissenting member or faction."
So, it appears Geyer does not have the authority
and Dye did indeed "step in it." His words.
Then we have chairman of the council, Don Howard,
who maintains that he very innocently (and conveniently)
made an appointment on April 19 (the day of the SAM
meeting) to see state attorney Mack-Futch on April 20,
(the day after the infamous SAM meeting). Howard said
his intent was to ask for an opinion or a clarification based
on what he learned at a Sunshine seminar and from re-
lated newspaper articles.
Howard's reply letter from Futch, dated April 26,
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was addressed to his home, and didn't appear at city
hall in what we might call a "timely fashion." The let-
ter became public record on May 4. In the letter, Futch
basically told Howard he could not render an advisory
opinion on the questions Howard had presented to him,
choosing instead to instruct Howard on the proper
method of filing a complaint.
In the chain of events, Huffine fits in nicely with
the filing of his formal complaint with the Manatee
County Sheriff's office on May 4 (prior to the coun-
cil meeting where Futch's letter became public). Pre-
vious to this date, Huffine had made his allegations
known only through a letter to council, reportedly hand
delivered to city hall on April 20, only about 10 min-
utes before council convened their meeting.
Huffine's letter and a similar letter of accusation
from Marguerite Thompson, were announced but not
read by Howard prior to the meeting opening. "My
feeling was, that only if a vote was taken could there
possibly be a tie-in for a violation of Sunshine," said
Howard. He explained to all that no discussion on the
bridge would occur, based on his advice from the state
attorney's office. What advice, Don?
Then during the April 20 regular meeting's com-
mittee reports, Mayor Geyer read the letters from
Huffine and Thompson into the record. Whitmore
shuffled parliamentary procedures to ascertain whether
she could open discussion based on the introduction of
the letters, to no avail.
So now the charges are dropped. That's appropri-
ate. But still, some of our elected officials need to as-
sess their behavior and their motives regarding this
Thank you, Mayor
Thank you, Mayor Pat Geyer, for the strength,
honesty and integrity shown by your veto of the
Holmes Beach City Council resolution against the new
Manatee Avenue bridge.
Be assured that your concern for the safety and
well-being of not only the residents of Holmes Beach,
but of the entire Island is well-known. That it takes
precedence over the pressures applied by self-serving
special interest groups or those who would pursue a
rather nebulous political future is ratified by this veto.
The trust and the belief in your stability, as shown
by a large majority of 1,500 voters all of whom agree
with and support your position, is vindicated.
Again, thank you.
Bill Saunders, Holmes Beach
I am not particularly knowledgeable about "Island
politics," so I will not talk about what I don't know.
I am a member of the Steenstra and Bouse fami-
lies and recently we had a death in our family.
A lot of people have a lot to say about Carol
Whitmore on this island some good, some bad. I only
know what I've seen, and this is not the first time. I
have never known a more compassionate, empathetic
person, always there, ready to run errands, counsel
family, take people out when they need to get away for
a little while, and just do anything to make it easier for
the whole family.
I don't think anyone who is there, ready, willing
and able to do all those things, can be a bad person.
Kay Pruden, Holmes Beach
Trash on the air?
We as a community should be deeply disappointed
that Unilever, Nutri/Systems, Inc., and Proctor &
Gamble continue to sponsor the Donahue TV program.
The man has said that he would love to show a live
execution on his show! Our money is helping to keep
this type of trash on the air.
I am tired of the filth on television, and I intend to
cast my vote with my dollars when it comes time to
buy their products.
Joyce Sutton, Holmes Beach
For more letters,
see Page 7
UM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 20, 1993 0 PAGE 5
THSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 9, the Saga of Anna Maria City, 70 years old
this year, by June Alder
C.H. MacDonald poses in front of his store on the southwest corner of Snapper
(Gulf Drive) and Spring Avenue. Note the Charlie Chaplin, Coca Cola and
"Homes For Sale" signs on the building and the outhouse way behind it.
'SMALL BOND ISSUE'
ON THE BALLOT
A small bond issue to widen the
present road [Snapper Street, later to
become Gulf Drive] from its junction
with the street [Pine Avenue] that bi-
sects the island at Anna Maria is the
first plan of the new government. This
widening will be carried through to the
southern boundary of the town. From
Cortez Beach to Anna Maria the public
road has been a rut road but County
Commissioner W.I. Kirkhoff has a force
of men engaged in widening it to nine
feet of solid shell surface from Cortez
Beach northward a distance of about
three and one-half miles.
The Evening Herald, July 30, 1923
The $600 bank loan Mayor Mitch
Davis arranged for in December 1923
to tide the five-month-old Town of
Anna Maria over until the New Year
was only a stop-gap measure. Davis
knew that. In his election campaign he
had talked about floating bonds to mod-
ernize the town. He intended to go for
it as soon as possible.
In the winter of 1923-24 it certainly
seemed the time was ripe for selling
people on the future of Anna Maria, for
the Land Boom had really taken off in
Manatee County. Swarms of tin-can
tourists camping on the shore of the
Manatee River, eager to buy Florida
lots. Banks and hotels going up down-
town. A Woolworth's 5 & 10 store
about to open. The new Bradenton Op-
timist Club vying with the Kiwanis
Club in a frenzy of boosterism.
"A Million Dollars of Bradentown
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Property Changed Hands In One
Month," developers Wyman and Green
trumpeted in a half-page ad for its huge
new Palma Sola Park project. "The
greatest building program of any time
within the history of our city," they
And Hollywood director Paul
Gilmore, who had set up a studio com-
plex ("Paul Gilmore Oriental and Film
City, Inc.) down at Cortez Beach, was
planning to film another movie on the
Island. He'd shot two South Seas ad-
ventures here already-one called
"Blue Waters" and the other, "The Is-
land of Destiny."
No wonder Mayor Davis rushed to
get the bond question on the ballot in
February. The proposition was for
$40,000 worth of bonds paying 6 per-
cent interest annually until 1954. The
money was to be used for: "Opening,
grading and paving streets; installing a
light plant; installing an ice plant; erect-
ing public buildings; installing appara-
tus for fire protection; installing drain-
age; and for the town's indebtedness
and current expenses,"
Anna Maria voters backed the
bonds wholeheartedly, pledging as se-
curity not only their property, but also
their "personal integrity."
Many of them would live to regret it.
A fiery night on
One of the $1,000 bonds
sold by the town of Anna
Maria in 1924.
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Just leave it be
I don't believe that there is any bridge
location that would not adversely effect
the environment. It is just a matter of de-
gree. Why not leave well enough alone
and leave the Manatee Avenue and the
Cortez bridges alone, except for rehabili-
tating them to extend their lives.
Let's do first things first by putting
our money and efforts into determining
the best location of a bridge from
Bradenton mainland to the north end of
Longboat Key. Has anyone stopped to
think of the safety of all of the residents
of Longboat? Why shouldn't they have
a direct route to safety and not depend
on Anna Maria Island for their safety?
As you know, even if we were to get a
new bridge at Manatee Avenue, the
emergency escape route for Longboat is
over the Cortez bridge with the people
who live near the Cortez bridge using
the Manatee Avenue Bridge.
A new bridge to Longboat would
also reduce the amount of traffic con-
gestion on most of Anna Maria Island's
main streets and the Cortez and Mana-
tee Avenue bridges. This would consid-
erably extend the life of both bridges.
At one of Kent Chetlain's committee
meetings held at the county building re-
garding the proposed new Manatee Av-
enue bridge, which I attended, it was men-
tioned by the DOT representative that no
traffic counts had been taken to determine
how many, or when, vehicles were going
on or off of Longboat. No one can tell how
may people from the mainland going to
Coquina Beach would use the new Long-
It's still not too late to stop the waste
of more of the taxpayers' money for more
planning and construction (approximately
$14 to 15 million) of a new Manatee Av-
enue bridge which is not needed or wanted
by a majority of the voters/taxpayers on
Anna Marie Island. The whole $1 million
spent so far on planning and design would
not be completely wasted if they use it for
a new Longboat bridge or the Ringling
Why does anyone have to put up
with any of the false statements made by
the DOT in their attempt to sell the idea
of a new Manatee Avenue bridge? The
DOT stated that there were more pepper
trees than mangroves on this construc-
tion site where as the reverse is true, by
physical count. Most of these would
SAlse, it should be'evident by the
reports ofbridgee losings during the last
teas years, in Florida inrparticular and
other states as well, that the high-rise
bridges, are the first to close. That also
shows that the lower, 25-foot bridges, as
we have, are the last to close, or maybe
The replacement of the Manatee
Avenue bridge is not urgent and not our
first priority. Why not take more posi-
tive, scientific readings of wind speeds
on the existing bridge at vehicle levels,
then another on a pole or tower on the
bridge at vehicle level for a 45-foot (58
foot effective) and a 65-foot (78 foot ef-
fective) bridge height for an extended
period of time, particularly through the
summer storm period which is coming
up shortly. We shouldn't just have to
guess at it. This information would be
usable and helpful in plans for future
bridges in this area.
Let's get our priorities straight by
getting a bridge to Longboat Key right
after we rehabilitate the Manatee and
Howard Rockensuess, Holmes Beach
it used to be
Recently, our family was pleasantly
surprised to see an old photo of our house
included with one of June Alder's infor-
mative articles, "Those Were The Days,
Part 4" (April 15 issue). Since purchas-
ing our home on the corner of Tarpon
and Spring in Anna Maria City 13 years
ago, we have heard comments concern-
ing its history.
I would like to thank June for mak-
ing it easier for all of us to learn more
about the history of this lovely Island.
Most of us are transplants and especially
enjoy learning how it used to be.
Also, I would like to thank all
those involved whose efforts have es-
tablished the Anna Maria Historical
Society. I've been amazed at all the
materials they have so beautifully put
together at their museum on Pine Av-
enue. In the fast-paced 1993 life style
of our planet, how refreshing and sta-
bilizing it is to look back to the past
and learn. It is important information
for our children.
We regretted leaving a 200-year-old
home in Ohio, But, our daughter Carrie
says she "feels privileged to live on Anna
Maria Island in Pioneer Cottage!"
Keep up the good work, Islander
Bystander! You are getting better all
the time and reminiscent of the old Is-
lander so many of us loved.
Pioneer Cottage, Anna Maria
The Board of Officers of the Anna
Maria Island Moose Lodge #2188,
representing over 1,000 members, do
hereby proclaim by unanimous vote
the full support of the Bridge Street
Redevelopment Project. However, we
do not support the roundabout project
as it is now designed.
The roundabout as designed en-
croaches our easement rights and
eliminates a number of parking spaces,
which have historically been used for
Moose Lodge parking. This infringe-
ment could seriously damage our abil-
ity to maintain a normal business-like
We request the City of Bradenton
Beach to rescind approval of this
project until this matter can be prop-
erly adjudicated -
'Board of Officers 7
Anna Maria Moose Lodge #2188&"-
Safety first for pests
Recently we read an article in your
paper titled, "Cat dies along with bugs."
Though Mr. Attrino was not a cus-
tomer of ours, it must be stated that as
licensed professionals we always fol-
low the label instructions with safety
our primary concern.
As professionals, we disapprove
of any misuse of pesticides. The im-
pression of misuse also affects our in-
dustry. We take great care in the prod-
ucts we use and to see that proper ap-
plication techniques are maintained.
When dealing with pesticides, it's al-
ways, "Safety First."
John Durkin, James Lewis
Anna Maria Pest Control
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The Anna Maria Fire District is seeking commu-
nity support for a new training facility to be built at
Station 2 in Cortez.
"The facility will give us the ability to train on a
daily basis and expose our volunteers to situations
they would not normally be exposed to," explained
Fire Chief Andy Price. "Right now we have nothing.
We are totally dependent on Manatee County, which
just has a classroom."
Price said the district was originally working
with the Cedar Hammock Fire District for a county
facility, but a major backer could not be found and
the effort only raised $3,000 of the half million nec-
essary for construction.
"We decided last year we still needed something
despite what the county does," said Price. "It will be
a small facility geared for our department, but it will
not be duplicated in any other facility. It will be avail-
able for use by other fire districts also."
The facility will include a mobile home, an area
for car extractions, an LP gas tank for .experience
with heat, a two to three story building with interior
and exterior staircases for training for condominium
and apartment fires, search and rescue and roof ven-
tilations. The building will include a smoke maze.
"We will put in a drafting pit to test the pumps on
our trucks,' added Price. "That way we can certify our
trucks on a yearly basis."
Five mobile homes a year will be donated by mo-
bile home parks for use at the facility said Price. Other
donations include junked cars for extraction training
and an LP gas tank. Anna Maria architect Gene Aubry
donated the architectural work.
The facility will save the district time and money,
said Price. "Sarasota has a fire academy with a multi-
million dollar training facility, but we have to pay
$400 a day to use it," he noted. "It also means having
to send our people to Sarasota for the day, and that's
a lot of down time. By having our own facility, it can
be used on a daily basis by our people and keep them
in the district."
The property is currently being cleared for con-
struction. Fill has been donated by a local trucking
company. Next is paving and concrete pads for the
mobile home, car and LP gas tank so they can be used
"The cost of the facility is $65,000, which we are
hoping to raise from private donations," said Price. "So
far, we have $6,000. Members of the district are giv-
ing public awareness talks about it throughout the
community. We're hoping the community will see the
need and sponsor us with larger amounts."
... and district goes to trial over claim
The Anna Maria Fire District and former Fire
Chief Glenn Bliss will face off in court over a
workman's compensation claim for retirement dis-
ability filed by Bliss in 1991.
John Van Ostenbridge, commission secretary/trea-
surer and mediator for the district in the case, told com-
missioners at last week's meeting that mediation of the
claim has failed, and the case will go to Irial on May 26.
Attorney's fees for the district are $3,000 to date.
According to Bliss, his knee was injured in an
accident on Cortez Road on Oct. 1, 1988, and he had
knee replacement surgery 14 months later. At the
time of the accident, the district's workman's com-
pensation insurance had lapsed.
Bliss said when he was fired as district chief in
1991, he was one year and nine months from qualifying
for retirement. He maintained that the injury prevents
him from getting work as a firefighter and completing
his 10 years necessary to qualify for retirement.
The commission unanimously elected Ralph
Fulford as chairman, but the nomination of George
Jackson as vice chairman was protested by Commis-
sioner Sandy Haas.
"I think we ought to have someone who's been
on the board a little bit longer," she said.
Lee Edwards of Holmes Beach and Karen Leek
of Paradise Bay agreed.
"I think the club needs to be broken up, Mr. Van
Ostenbridge," said Edwards.
Van Ostenbridge said he was satisfied with
Jackson's qualifications of 15 years as a district vol-
unteer and six years as a full-time firefighter. Jackson
was approved by a three to two vote, with Haas and
Capt. Dennis Dotson requested a change in training
policy in which six required courses are paid for by the
district and others fall under the incentive program.
Fire Chief Andy Price explained, "This means we
will pay up front (for the classes), then we will dock
their volunteer pay. If they stay with us actively for a
year, we will give them the tuition and lab fees back.
We'reensuring the classes are paid for and we're not
stuck with the bill."
The change was approved.
Six promotions were approved. These included
Yvonne Burkhart (rescue) and Robbie Bennett (fire) to
captain; and Bruce McKenzie, Rick Jasinski, Larry
Revell (fire) and Brian Reed (rescue) to lieutenant.
Price said Senate Bill 124, which provides death
benefits to all volunteer firefighters in the state, will
become effective on July 1.
In other business, reports showed there were 86
calls last month, the majority medical; the average
number of people per call was five; and the average
response time was five minutes. The department con-
ducted 105 fire inspections last month. In addition, 55
volunteers and 12 cadets received training.
The low bid for driveway repairs at Station 1
(Holmes Beach) was accepted from Holmes Construc-
tion Company of Holmes Beach. The district received
$13,000 in storm damage funds from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency for the repairs.
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"It's difficult to say good-by," said Island artist
Rachel Kaufman of Anna Maria City. "The Anna Maria
Island, Bradenton, and Sarasota art communities are so
active and interesting, I know I will miss it."
Kaufman announced she was leaving Anna Maria
Island to reside in St. Augustine on the heels of re-
ceiving first place honors for her pastel titled "Giant's
Limbs" at the 1993 Spring Open at The Art League
of Manatee County. "Giant's Limbs" is a pastel of a
banyan tree unique in detail, which Kaufman is
Kaufman is selling a variety of her work this Sat-
urday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., at her home at 784 North Shore Dr. in prepara-
tion for her move.
"I would rather have my work out there, at no
profit to me, than stored or hidden away in my closets
or under a bed," she said. "Art is to be enjoyed!"
All of her pieces for sale will be matted, shrink
wrapped and reasonably priced, according to Kaufman.
"It's with deep regret that I leave," she said, "but
I'll be back to visit, that's for sure!"
Mr. and Mrs. Bates
Dawn Kristine Franklin of Holmes Beach,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Franklin
of Holmes Beach, and Dusty Bates of
Bradenton, son of Joyce Gustavson of
Bennington, Vermont were married April 3
at Roser Memorial Church.
Association of the Key
Royale Club installed its
officers for 1993-1994.
Left to right are Ursula
Rowse, president; Fran
Wilhelm, vice president;
Sue Miller, treasurer, and
Janet Stokes, corre-
Marge Jacquin, record-
ing secretary is not
Photo: Joy Courtney
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Island artists reveal
Anna Maria Island artists Woody Candish, Bud
Coate, Jennifer Coburn, Richard Grice, Barbara
Neustadt, Marsha Rivera and Richard Thomas with
their mainland counterparts invite the public to the Art
League of Manatee County's "Personal Truth," art
show presented to "explore alternative themes and
material in an experimental manner."
An opening reception will be held Friday, May 21,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the League at 209 St. W., Braden-
ton. "Personal Truth" will be on exhibit from the open-
ing reception through Thursday, May 27.
Call 746-2862 for more information.
Sun rises on Chamber Social
The Sunset Beach Motel in Bradenton Beach will
host the May social for the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 26, from 5 to
Members are encouraged to have on hand their
.,business cards for a prize drawing.
Register now for Sandbar
The Sandbar Restaurant invites you to participate in
its 9th Annual Summer Beach Olympics to be held on
Sunday, June 6. All proceeds will benefit the United Way.
Teams must consist of six persons three males
and three females. Two alternate players are permitted
and team members do not have to be employees of a
team organization. The entry free is $75 per team.
The games will start at 12 noon. Rules will be ex-
plained. The scheduled events are: Volleyball (beach
rules), Barrel Roll Relay (timed event), Tray Carry Relay
(timed event), Boat Race Relay (timed event), Sack Race
(timed event) and Frisbee Toss (accuracy).
Results will be announced and posted throughout
the afternoon. Trophies will be awarded at the conclu-
sion of the games. Beer and soft drinks will be pro-
vided for team members (bring I.D.) and, to minimize
parking problems, please car pool.
For confirmation and pre-registration of your
team, mail checks payable to the United Way to the
Sandbar Summer Beach Olympics, P. 0. Box 1478,
Anna Maria, FL 34216 by Thursday, June 3. There
will also be a late registration on Sunday, June 6, at
For more information or to confirm your partici-
pation, contact Gary, Steve, Joe, Alan or Lynda at the
Sandbar restaurant, 778-0444.
Summer programs for children
set at Roser Church,
Summer programs for children, 4 to 14 years of
age, are now set at Roser Memorial Community
Church in Anna Maria City.
The programs begin June 14. They include Vacation
Bible School from August 2-6, and beginning tennis in-
struction, table games, trips to the Museum of Science and
Industry, Myakka State Park, Egmont Key and more.
For information and a descriptive flyer, call Roy
McChesney, Christian education coordinator, at 778-
German youth orchestra to visit
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
host the South German Youth Orchestra of Balingen,
Germany for two weeks of concerts from July 9 to July
23. Barbara Wright, project chairman, is currently
seeking host families for the 28 teenage members of
the visiting orchestra.
The group is scheduled to give concerts at Roser
Memorial Community Church, Christ Episcopal Church,
Freedom Village, St. Bernard Church, the AMI Commu-
nity Center and Mariner United Methodist Church. They
will also participate in a workshop with the Florida West
Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Ladies Day at Hi-12
A slide presentation by Hi-12 member Dick Art
will be featured at the Ladies' Day Meeting of the Hi-
12 Club on Thursday, May 20, at Pete Reynard's Res-
taurant in Holmes Beach.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by the lun-
cheon at noon. Reservations for Ladies' Day must be
made with John Lasson at 778-0115.
Final accounting good for
Plenty of cash was raised at the "Island Affaire"
and auction sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center during its primary fund-raiser to sup-
port the over 40 programs offered.
Last week's gala event produced a bottom line of
$32.976.75 gross less $6,529.46 in expenses for a net of
$26,447.29. Revenues from the live and silent auctions
were the big moneymakers for a total of $16, 245 with the
major expense, $3,750, being the cost of the caterers.
This net is approximately one percent less than
earned last year, according to George O'Connor, presi-
dent of the board of directors.
Eggs of interest at library
The decorated egg collection of Palmetto resident
Marian A. Rimes will be on exhibit at the Island
Branch Library during the month of June.
The artist became interested in "eggeury" many years
ago when she observed her daughter's friends going
through the process from emptying the egg to decorating
it. Her collection includes ostrich, emu, rhea, goose, quail
and turkey eggs featuring designs created by an air tool
instead of cuticle scissors to cut the delicate shells. Rimes
belongs to the Eggeurs Club of Southwest Florida located
in Venice and exhibits her collection locally.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. For additional information,
Find out what roads, sidewalks, parks, sewers,
drainage, transportation and other improvements are
being planned for your neighborhood. Manatee
County is seeking public input and comment on its
five-year Capital Improvement Plan at three public
meetings: Thursday, May 20, at Tillman Elementary
School, 1415 29th St. E., Palmetto; Tuesday, May 25,
at King Middle School, 600 75th St. N.W., Bradenton,
and Thursday, May 27, Bayshore Elementary School,
6120 26th St. W., Bradenton. All meetings will be held
at 7 p.m. in the schools' cafeterias.
Florida Studio Theatre is offering a fast-paced, fun-
filled one-hour performing arts workshop at the Manatee
County Central Library for children seven to 12 on Sat-
urday, May 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. The 25 participants will
experience the excitement of improvisational games and
exercise led by a team of professional actors from the
Florida Studio Theatre. Admission is free and on a first
come, first served basis.
Jazz-pop vocalist Michael Franks, whose wry, in-
telligent lyrics have made hits of such songs as
"Popsicle Toes" and "The Camera Never Lies," will
make his only Florida west coast appearance at 8:15
p.m., Tuesday, June 15 at Sarasota's Van Wezel Per-
forming Arts Hall. Tickets are on sale now at $22.50
and $20.50 at the theater box office at 777 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota, or call 953-3368 to order tickets.
Manatee County Central Library invites you to
attend a special informative workshop on Parental
Rights in Divorce and Custody Cases presented by
Dads assisting Dads on Saturday, May 29, at 11 a.m.
in the auditorium. Michael Pac, founder of DADS in
Bradenton, will be the featured speaker. The library is
located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. For more
information, call 748-5555 and ask for the Information
The South Manatee Branch Library will show the
film, "Egypt: Quest of Eternity," on Tuesday, May 25,
at 2 p.m. The film focuses on the technology used to ex-
amine and record the ancient monuments. Focus is on
those of Ramses II, the greatest monument builder of all
times. The library is located at 1506 Bayshore Gardens
Parkway. Information, call 755-3892.
A mixed-media exhibit by Alayna Gambill will
open Thursday, May 20, with a 5 to 8 p.m. reception
at the Manatee Community College Fine Art Gal-
lery, 5840 26th St. West. Entitled "Phase-rule: P + F
= C + 2," the exhibit defines a balance in Gambill's
work which translates to phases plus freedom equals
components plus equilibrium. Both the reception and
exhibit at the MCC Fine Art Gallery are free and open
to the public. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday and the show continues
through June 17. Closed for Memorial Day, Monday,
May 31, the Gallery will be open on Friday, June 4.
For more information, call 755-1511, ext. 4251.
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King of the
Anna Maria Elemen-
tary student Chris
Blake plays "They
Call Me Muddy
Waters" by the "King
of the Chicago
song won an Emmy as
the best ethnic
traditional song in
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna
Maria Elementary School for the week ending
May 7. Kneeling are Mark Lathrop, James
Sebastiano and Jessica Foraker. First row are
Brandy Roberts, Michelle Modisett, Joshua
Huffine, Taylor Manning, Heather Taylor and
Colleen Rygiel. Back row are Shawn Wall, Cara
Perinetti, Colt Fletcher and April Fusillo.
Photos: Joy Courtney
Cheyenne Whitaker, a fifth-grade student in Joyce
Ellis' class at Anna Maria Elementary School, takes
a batting stance mimicking his idol, Bo Jackson,
above. Cheyenne prepared a living biography of
Jackson's life for a class project.
Kimberly Berrett (near left) mirrors a moment in the life of
Helen Keller. Berrett's classmate, Amber Cooper, helps
emphasize Keller's way of life. Berrett said she gained a
lot respect for Keller after preparing her biography.
Fred and Ginger
Fifth-grade student Nicole Wagner performs with
Ginger Rogers we mean, Jessica Feuer as part of
Feuer's biography of the famous actress and dancer,
pictured far left. The ladies, members of Joyce Ellis'
fifth-grade class at Anna Maria School, prepared their
dance routine as part of a class assignment to bring to
life the lives of famous people.
Summer school T.R.A.I.N. offered at Sugg
Climb aboard the summer school enrichment T.R.A.I.N. from June 15 to July
15 at Sugg Middle School.
Classes taught by certified teachers include stops at Technologyville to learn
about computers, laser-discs, CD ROM and modems; Recreationville, involving
fun with new and old games and personal physical fitness levels; Authorsville for
an opportunity to look at famous authors to publishing a student's own book;
Internationalville featuring learning about the customs and culture of Mexico and
New Artsville to cover music, art, graphic design, speech, and video production.
The program is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade at a cost
of $125 per student. Classes will be in session from Monday through Thursday,
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For further information, call Larry Simmons at 751-
7660, Mike Rio at 723-4822 or Nancy Kienzel at'741-7269.
Anna Maria School menu
* Thursday, 5/20/93
* Breakfast: Cheese or Sausage, Toast, Fruit Juice
* Lunch: Turkey Nuggets w/Sauce, Oven Potato Rounds, Orange Juice, Fruit Crisp
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juice
* Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Italian Salad, Ice Cream Cup *
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
* Lunch: Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Broccoli Cuts, Fruit Cup, Jello
L uBreakfast: Scrambled Egg, Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Pattie, Mashed Potatoes, Hot Roll, Strawberry Banana Cup
* Wednesday, 5/26/93 *
Breakfast: Toast w/Peanut Butter or Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Mixed Vegetables, Hot Roll, Orange Juice *
All meals are served with milk.
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We welcome all our friends to join us for
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Island atmosphere right over the sea. Florida Seafood and Steaks.
Daily Specials. Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 10 pm.
Sunday 8 am to noon and 5 to 10 pm. Closed Monday.
For reservations please call 778-1885.
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special occasions. Fresh bait and assistance to anglers.
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All You Can Eat Pancakes Including Sausage & Coffee.......... $3.25
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Eggs Benedict ..................................................................... $4.50
O m elettes ............................................................... $2.95 to 4.95
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Corned Beef Hash, 2 Eggs & Toast .................................$3.50
Cream ed Beef on Toast .................................................... $2.85
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy.................. ................... $2.85
Burgers, Dogs, Grilled Sandwiches & Hoagies..........$1.25 to $3.75
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Rib-Eye Steak ..................................................................... $6.95
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Kiwanis Club makes donation to Island churches
Richard Ross, secretary/treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island,
presents a check to Pastor Dan Kilts of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes
Beach. Pastor Kilts represents his parish and the six other Island churches
which received $200 each from the Club. The funds came from the offering
collected at the Easter service sponsored by the Kiwanis Club at the Manatee
Murray Kesten of M. Kesten Ap-
parel for Men on Manatee Avenue,
Robert Bowes of the Bradenton House
of Golf on Cortez Road, and Robert
Firkins of Firkins Chrysler Plymouth
Jeep Eagle in Bradenton were honored
as small business persons of the year at
the 14th annual Manatee Small Busi-
ness Person of the Year Awards spon-
sored by The Bradenton Herald and the
Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
Included in the finalists were locals
Joan Abrahamson-Voyles, Dunhill of
Bradenton and a member of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island; George
O'Connor, Air & Energy Inc., Holmes
Beach and Roger Miller of Miller Fur-
niture, Bradenton (Miller Furniture
strongly supports the Island Players.)
The awards were based on manage-
ment philosophy, growth in sale and
jobs, profitability, customer service,
customer relations and community in-
volvement. The awards were presented
last week during a luncheon at the
Manatee Convention and Civic Center.
Wanted: someone to show a
Longboat Key resident how close
that island is to AnnaMaria.
An anonymous benefactor of the
struggling Longboat Key Recreation
Center offered a whopping $500,000
cash donation to the town last week,
no strings attached.
Seems he or she just likes
kids, and wanted to see the programs
and facilities on the Key spiffed up.
The offer was to create a Community
Center on land the town owns near
But the always-gun-shy commis-
sioners on Longboat turned down the
request cold. Commissioner Al
Green lead that anti-center charge,
saying he feared the gift would turn
into a "white elephant."
We hope the kindly Longboat
Key resident will glance at a map to
notice that Anna Maria Island, com-
plete with the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, is just a little
north of Longboat Key.
And Pierette Kelly at the Center
here would just love to talk to you.
AMC board members must apply
"I call it our talent bank," says Anna
Maria City Clerk Peggy Nelson. Nelson
was referring to the city's new policy of
having formal applications completed and
on file for Planning Commission, Board
of Zoning Appeals and Code Enforce-
ment board wannabes.
Nelson said the form helps persons
seeking an appointment, as well as
those appointed by the city commis-
sion, to understand the legalities in-
volved. One particular "surprise" for
new applicants has been the require-
ment of filing a financial disclosure
form mandated by Florida statute.
"In the past, some board applicants
were not aware of the financial disclo-
sure requirement and chose to with-
draw. The application advises them be-
fore they go through the nomination
process," said Nelson. The applications
also create a talent pool to be drawn on
whenever a seat opens, she added.
An "Application for Appointment
to Board/Committee" is available at any
time at Anna Maria City Hall.
Longboat turns down
$500,000 gift for Center
 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 20, 1993 M PAGE 13
By Katherine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
For those of you who don't have
plans for the summer (and don't want to
spend three months draped over the air
conditioner) here are some camps in
Manatee County you might enjoy.
C.V. Walton Tennis Camp Held at
the Walton Racket Center in G.T.Bray
Park, 5502 33rd Avenue Dr. West,
Bradenton, it offers three separate 3
week sessions. The first is June 14-July
1; the second is July 6-22, and the last is
July 26-August 12. Call 749-7173 for
G.T. Bray Aquatic Program This
swimming program, designed to keep
you cool during those hot summer
months, starts June 14 and runs through-
out the summer. There are many levels
so you can find one just right for you.
Call 749-7188 for more details.
Girl Scout Camp Surprise! You
don't have to be a Girl Scout to get into
this camp. There are two different pro-
grams. The first is a day camp, Camp
Honi Hanto on the Braden River. It will
be held August 2-6 from 9:00 a.m. un-
til 3:30 p.m. Girls should be 9-13 years
of age. Cost is $10 per day. The other
camp is Camp Chanyatah, near Arcadia.
There will be six 1-week sessions'June
22-August 1. Call 921-5358. Girls are
responsible for their own transportation.
Nick Bollettieri Tennis Camp You re-
ceive tennis instruction for a few hours
and then take a swim in the pool. Sound
like fun? Call 792-8757 to sign up. Cost
is $30/week for kids ages 4-7 and $95/
week for kids ages 7-15. Since private les-
sons average $30/hr. this is a good deal!
Summer Blast Camp '93 All kids ages
5-13 can attend the Summer Blast Camp at
one of three locations: G.T. Bray Park,
Abel Elementary School, or Braden River
Middle School. Days are Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
There will be field trips, some optional,
some included in session fee. Call 749-
7174 for questions about days and prices.
Great Outdoors Adventure Camp -
Every day a new outdoor adventure!
Kids ages 10-16 can enjoy snorkeling,
fishing, and other excursions in these
two week sessions. Call 749-7174 for
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Tyler of Anna
Maria and Angelica, N.Y., and Thomas
Cronan of Gaithersburg, Md., announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Tammy Marie Cronan of Holmes Beach
to Lee Heineman, Jr., of Holmes Beach,
son of the late Kathryn Heineman, for-
* Mote Marine Laboratory Students
14 to 18 years old who have an interest
in marine science can sign up for a
Mote Marine Laboratory Clinic. Cost
is $450, but scholarships are available.
Call 388-4441 for information.
* Island Community Center The
Community Center has quite a few
great things planned for the summer
camp program which begins June 14.
There will be field trips to Sea World,
Weeki Wachi, and Buffalo Bay. Plus,
they will offer a day care center on cer-
tain days. Call 778-1908 for details.
* Roser Memorial Community
Church A variety of programs will be
available to children and youth this
summer. They include drama, trips,
Bible study, games, and crafts.
The summer program begins the
week of June 14. Alternate Thursdays
will feature Bible study, games, crafts,
and refreshments at the church with
special trips to Egmont Key, Myakka
State Park, and Tampa's Museum of
Science and Industry. Wednesday
mornings will offer beginning tennis
instruction at the Community Center.
Table games will be available.
Following these six weeks in June
and July, Vacation Bible School will be
held August 2-6. The only charges for
these programs are those connected
with the trips; and partial scholarships
are available to allow all children to
participate. For registration forms or
descriptive flyers, call Roy
McChesney, Christian Education Coor-
dinator at Roser, 778-0414.
* Roser's Chapel Players will sponsor
a Summer Youth Drama Workshop for
boys and girls 7-14 years of age. Gary
Bruel will direct the three week work-
shop June 14-July 2, which will con-
clude with a play given for family and
friends. Registration forms, which ask
for a $10 fee, may be had by calling the
church office at 778-0414.
A full play, including roles for chil-
dren and youth, will be rehearsed in the
evenings of July and August, after au-
ditions on Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m.
The play will be presented eight times
between August 19 and 29. Further in-
formation can be given by the director,
Dorothy McChesney, at 778-3045.
merly of Philadelphia, Pa.,
The couple will wed June 12 at
Roser Memorial Community Church.
Miss Cronan is a certified nurse's
The bridegroom-elect is employed
by RWL Communications, Sarasota.
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The Island Poet
Quite often you will hear folks brag about the good old days.
And I think they must be out of their mind or going through a phase.
For I am sure it was no joy it must have been a pain.
To get out in front and crank the car in the pouring rain.
And when you told a secret on the phone it spread all over in no time.
'Cause there was always someone listening on the good old party line.
And how about those trips to the little house in the back?
When the weather was so cold you thought your face would crack.
And they say the winters were invigorating and how beautiful was the snow.
But it's all a lot of bologna, 'cause I've been there so I know.
fln THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 20, 1993 M PAGE 14
Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
* May 6, Bridge Street, criminal mischief. A car wind-
shield was cracked.
* May 11, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Dr. N., theft of 2.5 gal-
lons of gasoline.
* May 12, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Dr. N., theft of two 12
packs of Busch Light beer.
* May 12, 300 through 2100 blocks of Gulf Drive,
reckless driving. The officer observed Michael Rokosz
of Bradenton driving at a high rate of speed in a reck-
less manner. The officer had to reach a speed of 90
mph to catch up to Rokosz, and followed him at 70
mph. Rokosz' vehicle almost struck an occupied ve-
hicle at the corner of Avenue C and Gulf Drive, then
it left the road and slid 60 to 90 feet, missing a guard
rail by two to three inches before coming to a stop.
Rokosz was arrested and charged with reckless driv-
* May 3, 3600 block of 4th Avenue, burglary of por-
table phone from automobile.
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Bradenton Beach Police Secretary Pam
Lechner reported that a woman called last week and
told her, "I think I hit someone."
When Lechner inquired what made her think
that, the woman replied, "Well, I left a man lying
in the street, and he asked me to call the police. I
* May 6, 4700 block of 2nd Avenue, suspicious per-
son. A black male came to the door and told the resi-
dent he was working for the police and had heard she
had problems. He asked her a few questions and left.
He was dressed in black and had no badge.
* May 10, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious per-
* May 10, 400 block of 29th Street. Two white males
in a blue truck drove around a barricade and pushed a
couch into the mangroves.
* May 11, 3300 block of 6th Avenue, theft of bicycle.
* May 11, 100 block of White Avenue, theft of three
rods and reels.
* May 12, 3000 block of Avenue C. Three women
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cause I didn't want to be late for my hair appoint-
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The officer found a bicyclist lying in the street
where the woman indicated. He was shaken but
walking home from the beach were approached by
four to five white males in a Chevrolet or Chrysler van
with Ohio tags. The suspects made profane statements
to the women and tried to pick them up. The suspects
became more intense and tried to get out of the van.
The women ran screaming to a residence.
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Dine in the casual but elegant
atmosphere at the Sandbar
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specialties served daily,
Or, if you prefer, enjoy one of the
Sandbar's famous tropical drinks
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j[I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 20, 1993 M PAGE 15
Boating safety tips for safe, watery fun
Each day, hundreds of Islanders head for our
coastal and inland waters. Here are some tips to help
make those trips safe:
TOWING THE BOAT
Check the trailer's fit to make sure the boat is held
snugly on rollers and other contact points.
No part of the boat or trailer, except the hitch,
should touch your car during a maximum turn. -
The safety chains should have enough slack to al-
low for such turns.
Be sure your lights, brakes and license meet the
requirements of all the states in which you travel.
Follow this checklist: Motor on boat should be
firmly secured and locked on the transom. Make sure
there is even distribution of gear in the boat. All parts
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should be checked for tightness and proper operation.
All tie-downs should be firmly knotted. Gas tank lids
should be tightened. All lights should be working. The
hitch load should be balanced. Tires on the trailer and
car should be properly inflated.
ON THE ROAD
Pass only if you must. Take it easy. Passing other
cars is doubly dangerous with a trailer in tow. More
time and distance are needed. If you must pass, make
sure there's plenty of clear highway; signal and swing
wide. Gradually pull to the left lane and gradually in-
crease your speed. After you've gained sufficient
clearance for both your car and trailer, gradually return
to your regular lane. Don't cut the passed vehicle short,
and turn wide at corners so you can clear high curbs.
Allow extra braking time and come to a smooth
stop. You can't stop short with a trailer. Remember,
there's a load in the back pushing your car when you
start applying the brakes.
If you're traveling a long distance, periodically
pull off the road and check the trailer and hitch.
LAUNCHING THE BOAT
Have a guide stand at the rear of the trailer and call
out instructions. Turn your steering wheel in the oppo-
site direction to the way the rear of the boat should go.
Turn the wheels of your automobile to the left when
backing up, and the trailer will swing to the right, and
BOARDING THE BOAT
Make sure there are enough approved life jackets
for all passengers. Be sure everyone knows where they
are and how to use them correctly.
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[JI THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MAY 20, 1993 0 PAGE 16
Ten dead turtles and counting.
By Bob Ardren i i
Dead sea turtle report, 5/10 to 5/17. One at the
mouth of the Manatee River, one on Anna Maria Is-
land, one on Longboat Key, two on Lido Key, one on
Siesta Key, one at Venice and three on Manasota Key.
Well, the Loggerhead sea turtle slaughter is in full !
swing. And nesting season is just barely getting under-
way. Oh yes, something seems to be very wrong. ii
Chuck Shumard, Department of Natural Re-
Saturday is Mote
Marine Lab's annual
open house, and it's a
bargain. Open to all
from 10 a.m. until 7
p.m., admission is just
$1 and you can take in
all the exhibits and
maybe buy a little
souvenir in the gift
sources monitor for
Anna Maria Island,
found a dead logger-
head with three punc-
ture wounds late last
week at the end of
Maple Street. He said
it was a "good-sized
male, maybe 35 to 40
years old." He says
nesting on the Island is
just getting underway
with "one crawl each
found Sunday and
Monday." Only one
crawl resulted in a nest
genuinely distraught over the slaughtered turtle, but re-
fused to speculate on the origin of the puncture
wounds. Hey, between you and me, it was shot. Some
jerk shot it. They x-rayed the dead turtle found in
Venice with puncture wounds and it had bullets inside.
That's how you puncture a loggerhead shell. With a
damn gun. This isn't something you do with a screw-
driver and certainly not with a knife.
OK, we all scratch our heads and mutter some-
thing like, "Who would shoot a turtle?" And you just
know that most of these folks are standing around
I can't for the life of me figure out why a shrimper
-would shoot one if they somehow caught it in the
trawl. Hey, we all know there are some dumb people
out there at sea I mean and some of them have
guns. Frankly, quite a few of them have guns.
But commercial fisherfolks know too well the wrath
of the State, and frankly, I believe they're better people
than that. I want to believe that if any person fishing with
a commercial license ever sees such goings on they'll have
the decency and courage to report it.
Unless I remember wrong, killing a loggerhead is
a felony in this country and can get you a year in the
slammer. Deserved, in my opinion.
Orville Clayton, DNR monitor of sea turtle nest-
ing for the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key,
has "grim thoughts" and is "hoping that I'm wrong"
about the coming nesting season. What Clayton's con-
cerned about is the lateness of the start of nesting (nor-
mal start is May 15) and all the dead turtles showing
up on the beaches.
He also admits to being worried about the new
berm on the Longboat beaches and the ongoing dredg-
ing operations. What a mess.
Did you know that dredge (the world's largest,
remember?) sitting just south of Longboat Pass has a
permit to "impact" one turtle nesting season. That
means they can just go ahead and dump pretty sand on
their beaches 24 hours a day right through this year's
nesting. And good guys like Clayton get to go out there
all night every night to make sure they don't dump
their pretty sand on a nesting turtle. Or a new nest.
Major league stupid, but mostly sordidly selfish, in my
Anna Maria did it right. They dredged (because
they thought they had to) but at least we did it during
the winter months.
On a brighter note, six loggerhead hatchlings from
Venice have found a new, if temporary, home at the Shedd
Aquarium in Chicago. It seems that some tourist from
Chicago picked them up last year on Venice beach and has
kept them in a 55-gallon tank in his home.
To make a long story short, the guy has been calling
both Shedd and even Mote Lab anonymously, asking
questions about what to feed them and the like. He finally
slipped up and agreed to meet with staff at Shedd and the
feds were waiting. They found four turtles at his home -
he had previously dropped off two others at the aquarium.
Shedd plans to keep the turtles about two years, then re-
lease them into the surf at Venice.
Speaking of Mote, this Saturday is their annual
northern Anna Maria
Island found an unwanted
visitor to the beach last
week a loggerhead sea
turtle carcass. The 200-
pound male turtle was
g shot, as pictured at right.
SSea turtles come ashore at
This time of year to lay
Photos: Joy Courtney
open house and it's a bargain. Open to all from 10 a.m.
until 7 p.m., admission is just $1 and you can take in
all the exhibits and maybe buy a little souvenir in the
gift shop. Seriously, this a great opportunity to take
yourself and some kids down for a nice inexpensive
visit to Mote.
A free "Boater's Guide to Tampa Bay" is now
available thanks to the Tampa Bay National Esatuary
Program. Packed full of exactly the kinds of informa-
tion boaters need, it's printed on both water-resistant
stock for use aboard your boat and also on recycled
The colorful chart shows mangroves, marshes,
reefs, public boat ramps and navigation channels. Ev-
erything but where to catch fish and that's probably
possible too if you know how to read the chart.
For your own copy, drop a line to the Estuary Pro-
gram, 111 Seventh Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL.
See you next week.
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I[a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 20, 1993 U PAGE 17
Pinfish luring great grouper
By Captain Mike Heistand
Dan from the Anna Maria City Pier reported a
few snook and mackerel were being caught with a
couple of pompano. Dan also said bait was starting to
move in so things should pick up.
Captain Phil Shields said he was still catching
cobia with some as large as 50 pounds offshore and
there was plenty of mangrove snapper up to six pounds
with red grouper filling out his boat's catches.
John Fernandez, Jr., from Island Discount Tackle
said the shop's customers were reporting snook in the
backwater but most of them were small and that there
were lots and lots of redfish with some up to 32 inches
in length. Offshore red and black grouper were being
caught in 60 to 70 feet of water using live pin fish for
bait. John also said that the kingfish seem to be slow-
ing down a bit.
Arkee from the Bradenton Beach Pier reported
anglers have been catching and releasing redfish, small
snook between 24 and 27 inches and small trout with
a few big ones thrown in.
Captain Todd Romaine said he was getting limit
catches of snook on his boat with some of them weigh-
ing in at 15 to 18 pounds. Todd also reported a lot of
Jamie from Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet reported
the fleet's four-hour trip averaged 80 to 120 head of
Key West grunts and sand perch. Its six-hour trip av-
eraged 200 to 250 head of vermilion, lane, mangrove
and gray snapper and a few grouper. Its nine-hour trip
averaged 45 head of red and black grouper and man-
grove snapper. Saturday someone caught a 25-pound
Captain Tom Chaya said he was catching snook
with limit catches most every day. Tom also said his
clients' were catching and releasing lots of redfish up
to 32 inches in length.
John from the Rod & Reel Pier reported anglers
have been catching and releasing redfish, a couple
snook, angle fish, pompano and a few mackerel.
Captain Rick Gross said his boat found a lot of
snook but most were on the small side with very few
of them in the 15 pound range. Trout was better. He
said catches last week included a few of them up to
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle re-
ported a slow weekend because of the Sam
Crosthwait Fishing Tournament.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said Captain Zack's big
catch of the week was an 18-pound snook which was
caught by a Tom Chapman of St. Petersburg. Captain
Zack also reported having big catches of snook, caught
and released redfish and a seven-pound flounder.
As for me on my charter boat "Magic," snook
fishing was fair, redfish fair to excellent, with trout
about average but size-wise they measured in a little
small. The best catch this week for one of my clients
was a 10-pound snook. Great week great catches!
Westbay Athletic Club (WAC) won the 1993
Anna Maria Little League championship by outlasting
Anna Maria Fire Department (AMFD) in extra innings
last Saturday morning. The final score was 20-19.
AMFD, led by their relief pitcher and the clutch
hitting of Ryan Bowes and Taylor Bernard, counted
seven doubles among their 13 hits and got RBIs from
10 different players. There was only one out when the
ab r h bi
Pelham rf 4
Wickland 2b 4
Granstad ss/p 4
Esformes cf 5
Feeney lb/3b 6
Becker lf/rf 1
Sato If 1
Dale If 2
Lashway p/lb 3
Rudicille c 3
E.-Bernard (2), LaPensee, Riner, Pelham. DP-AMFD
1. LOB-AMFD 8, WAC 11. 2B-Culhane, Esformes,
Lashway (2), Bernard (2), R. Bowes (2), Baugher,
Riner (2). SB-Granstad, Lashway, R. Bowes, Baugher
(3), Messina, Shield. S-Rudicille, Wickland.
winning run was scored in the eighth inning.
Attendance at Hutchinson Stadium at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center was at maximum
capacity and the crowd had a great game of baseball,
Little League style, to enjoy for the season's finale.
Umpires John Horne and Chris McNamara offici-
WAC finished the season with a 15-2 record.
R. Bowes p/ss
L. Bowes cf
1 out when winning run scored
Lashway pitched to 7 batters in 3rd
Player photos pick up, pay Friday
Conveniently for major and minor league players,
the little league photos will be delivered during their
banquets. Tee-ball players will have to make a special
trek to the center to claim their images.
Word comes from Ann Floto, team mom coordi-
nator for Anna Maria Island Little League, that the
photo company responsible for this year's player pho-
tos, The Sports Connection, will be at the Community
Center on Friday, May 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., to
deliver the photos.
If the photos are not claimed and paid for on Fri-
day, the company sends each player two proofs and
an order form by mail, approximately two weeks af-
ter the sale date.
They will also take names for a "retake date" if
the photos are unacceptable.
*Callaways "Big Bertha" Look-A-Like
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CLOSING JUNE 1ST
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section next week!
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Fril 5/21 1:50 1.3ft
Sat 5/22 2:43 1.311
Sun 5/23 3:30 1.3ft
Mon 5/24 4:22 1.3ft
Wed 5/26 6:08 1.4ft
ISLAND TIDE TABLES
4:15 1.2ft 11:11a 2.4ft
4:30 1.2ft 11:40a 2.5ft
4:55 1.2ft 12:15 2.6ft
5:22 1.2ft 12:54 2.7ft
5:59 1.2ft 1:37 2.6ft
8:18 1.31ft 3:19 2.3ft
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Game of Champions
[i THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 20, 1993 PAGE 18
H.O.G.'s challenged by Skyway Bridge
By Joy Courtney
Loving motorcycles and needing a vacation, Steve
and Janet Lay decided to do something different -
well, almost different.
Leaving their two children, six-year-old Ryan and
two-year-old Colin, with family in McHenry, Ill., and their
1989 Harley Davidson Springer Soft Tail motorcycle at
home, they flew to Florida to rent their Springer's "big
brother," an 800-pound, $15,000, Harley Davidson
Electra Glide. On the back of the monolithic machine,
they planned an 11-day bike tour of the state.
The Lays' membership in H.O.G., Harley Owners'
Group, a nationwide club of Harley Davidson enthu-
siasts, gave them the idea for this type of vacation..
They discovered they could rent a cycle at ten differ-
ent Harley dealerships throughout the United States.
Because they had family in Florida, the deal was
sealed when the Lays saw that two of the dealerships
were located in Orlando and Miami.
Steve, a fireman for the City of Des Plaines, I111.,
and Janet, an obstetrics nurse at Northern Illinois
Medical Center, started their H.O.G.-heaven vacation
in Orlando, hit the Keys and then randomly chose
Anna Maria Island as a destination. Their travels hit a
moment of disbelief when they came to the base of the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge and looked up.
"We could not believe how sharp the asent was
compared to the bridge at home," said Steve.
What Steve was comparing the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge to was the Mackinac Bridge which connects the
lower and upper peninsulas in Michigan. He said the
five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge is also a suspension
bridge, and built higher than the Sunshine but struc-
tured for a gradual asent.
"Not straight up and straight down like yours!"
Hog heaven Photo: Joy Cour
Steve and Janet Lay from McHenry, Ill., wheeled onto Anna Maria Island on the back of an impressive
Harley Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle. Visiting the Island was a random decision made during their
itinerary-free vacation in Florida. But, to get here they had to meet the challenge of the Sunshine Skyway
"It was very windy and we weren't heartened by
the first sign we saw, 'Caution High Wind,' but we
decided to go for it. With our heads down we started
up. Janet's holding out the camera shooting pictures
with her eyes closed while I'm concentrating on driv-
ing. It was gusty, but I never felt I was going to lose
control of the bike," he explained.
The Lays enjoyed their short visit to Anna Maria,
but their escapade over the Sunshine Bridge definitely
made a lasting impression.
"It was a ride on the Glide we'll always remem-
ber!," said Steve.
The photo captioned "They named the park they
got their shirts" last week showed Mary Jo Forney'and
Lois Finley receiving their Islander Bystander tee-
shirts for naming Anna Maria Historical Park. The Is-
lander identified the winners in reverse. Forney was at
left and Finley was at right.
Sorry, ladies. We certainly know who you are and
appreciate your support. Guess we couldn't keep our
eyes off those great shirts!
Awards of excellence, first place honors and more
were earned by Anna Masia artists during May,
: ,Linda Molto won an Award of Excelience at the
, Mainsail Arts Festit$LisSt.SPetersburg while Sydney
SMcKenna had two of Bhpaintings selected byinyita-
ti flon, out of two thousand entries, to appear in a na-
tional exhibition New, itfand.
SISLAN DER ihiM IDr CLASSIFIED
really get results from 10,000 newspapers
delivered on Anna Maria Island
and the surrounding area.
Rachel Kaufman won first place in The Art
League of Manatee County All-Media Spring Open for
her refined, pastel titled "Giant's Limbs," and Julie
Claudel Stewart receivedthe third place award fnthe
Christian Science Services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES
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Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Serving the Community Since 1913
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Sat. 7:00pm ... Seaside Worship
512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
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People of all ages enjoyed
the booths at the art show
sponsored by the Anna
S, / Maria Island Art League.
"Wildlife on Wood" and
S watercolors and acrylics
: by Bill Cordes offered a
lot of interest and pur-
7 PIP -, Photo: Joy Courtney
same show with her watercolor of a roaming gato.,
"Intruder." Joiniig the women is Bill Mears who re-
ceived an honorable mention for his "Moonscape," a
black and white clay bow.-
James M. Melts, Jr. Pastor
9:45 ................................. .............. SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:55.......................... SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
7PM .................................SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
7 PM ..........................WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
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Samuel C. Schiek, 74, of Anna Maria City and a
former principal of Anna Maria Island Elementary
School, died May 11 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Mr. Schiek and his family moved to Anna Maria
City in 1954 from Oxford, Miss. His teaching career
within the Manatee County school system began the
same year as a special education teacher at Palmetto
School. He was principal of Anna Maria Elementary
School for eight years starting in 1958 as well as at
Happiness House, Sunshine Corners and, for 13 years,
at Jessie P. Miller Elementary School. Mr. Schiek at-
tended Millsap's College in Mississippi and the Uni-
versity of Mississippi and was a World War II veteran
from the U. S. Navy. He attended the Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach. His interests were
fishing, walking the beach and nurturing bonsai trees.
He is survived by his wife, Lorna, of Anna Maria
City, and a daughter, Judith Robinson, of Amherst,
No local visitation was held. A memorial service
CALL A PROFESSIONAL!
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ON THE RIVER New Custom Built 2BR/2BA. 5
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around porch, bring your boat. $169,900.
GREAT DUPLEX close to the beach. 2BR/1.5
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utility. Screened porch. JUST $169,900.
WALK TO THE BEACH! Beach cottage 2BR/
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GULF VIEW from both levels 2BR/2.5BA half du-
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car garage. Walk to the beach. $198,500.
BAYWINDS CONDO 2&3 BR, boat dock on
Intracoastal waterway. Nice quiet setting.
ISLAND SIX-PLEX with 2BR/2BA each
unit. Great assumable loan. Swimming pool
on property. Recently painted and waiting for
new buyer. $450,000.
ISLAND LOT located one block to shopping &
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Call Mary Ann 778-4931
Neal & Neal, Realtors (813) 778-2261
was held last Saturday at Griffith-Cline Island Chapel
in Holmes Beach with Rev. W. A. "Bud" Gillett offi-
ciating. Memorials may be sent to the Humane Soci-
ety of Manatee County, 2507 14th St., W., Bradenton,
FL 34205. Griffith-Cline Island Chapel was in charge
of the arrangements.
James Floyd Beaver
James Floyd Beaver, 89 of Holmes Beach, died
May 16 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
The flag at Holmes Beach City Hall was at half-
mast, Wednesday, May 19, in honor of Mr. Beaver
who was a past president of the Holmes Beach City
Countil. Born in East Spencer, N.C., Mr. Beaver came
to this area from Washington, D. C., in 1964. He was
a retired civil engineer for Southern Railway, retiring
in 1964 as chief of engineers in charge of maintenance
of way and structures. He received his bachelor of sci-
ence degree in civil engineering from North Carolina
State in 1925, was past president of the church coun-
cil of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. He was also a
member of the Anna Maria High Twelve Club.
He is survived by a stepdaughter, Jackie Webb of
Anna Maria; three step-grandchildren; and five step-
No local visitation was held. A memorial service
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 20, 1993 E PAGE 19
will be held Wednesday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach, with the Rev.
Danith Kilts officiating. Memorials may be made to
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, Fl 34217. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Olav J. Dale
Olav J. Dale, 86, of Bradenton, died May 16 in
Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Fusa, Norway, Mr. Dale came to Bradenton
from Denville, N.J., three years ago. He was a carpenter.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Belcher of
Leicester, N.C.; a son, Robert, of Bradenton Beach;
and six grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Toale Brothers Funeral Home
on Manatee Ave. W in Bradenton. Services were held at
the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Ray officiating.
Burial was in Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton.
Neal E. Schultz, Sr.
Neal E. Schultz, Sr., formerly of Anna Maria
City, died May 18.
Services will be held Friday at Brown's Funeral
Home, 5624 26th St. W., Bradenton.
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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
1007 Gulf Dr N
103 Summer Sands
2312 Gulf Dr
208 Sunset Terrace
2600 Gulf Dr
40 A. M. Island Club
104 D 78th St
528 75th St
5300 Gulf Dr
506 Martinique N
5400 Gulf Dr
5407 Gulf Dr Condo
2bed/2bath gulf view
AGE/size SELLER/BUYER/when SALES/LISTS
2000 sfla 4/26/93
elev. condo-Gulf front 1982
2bed/2bath 1184 sfla
week of 4/26/93
week of 4/26/93
week of 4/26/93
1742 sfla week 4/26/93
1241 sfla week of 4/26/93
988 sfla week of 4/26/93
4/26/93 list uk
In the May 13 issue of the Islander Blystander, the
sale of the week was listed incorrectly. The photo
.shown was of 528 72nd St, and should have stated that
it was listed by Zee Catanese, broker for Smith Real-
tors, and sold by Linda Green, broker of Green Real
Estate for $202,000.
The caption was incorrectly given for a home at
528 75th St, listed by Robin Kollar, broker for Gulf-
Bay Real Estate, and sold by Nancy Guilford, associ-
ate with Betsy Hills Real Estate for $210,000.
SALE OF THE WEEK
3700 Gulf Dr, a gulfview townhouse of 3bed/
3bath/2car with pool, was listed and sold by Paul
Collins of Michael Saunders & Co for $299,000.
4 Bedroom Island Home S144,900
Toni King, Realtor/Associate
Office: (813) 778-6654
After Hours: (813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
License Reel Esuile Brcker
322-14 E., Bay DTve. Home. Btacn. FL 34217
LII -1- ii Anna Maria
a City Canal
Over 2,000 sf,
7i aI 3Bd/2Ba
S .. Waterfront
-- G .exquisite
Call Rose for details 778-2261
S GRI, LTG, RRC
N eal & Neal
Sales-person of the Year
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Anna Maria Island
HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Newly listed 2BR- GULF AND BAY VIEWS From the balconies of this
2BA residence with short walk to excellent beach. 2 story unfurnished townhouse. 2BR 2.5BA with
Home is well-maintained and has 1,000 square foot extra storage and two carports on ground level. Just
garage and storage area. Offered at $112,500. Call cross the street for a walk on the beach. Priced at
Dave Moynihan $129,000. Call Stan Williams.
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BAY VIEW DUPLEX Unobstructed Bay view from
this custom duplex with large utility and storage
area. Short walk to beach and City Park. Priced at
$139,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes, side by side, only
one half block to sandy walking beach. Offered at
$194,500 with possible owner financing. Call Dave
UNDER $60,0001 GREAT VISTAS From this exceptional 2BR -2BA
This 2BR 1BA is fully furnished. Amenities include condominium. You can see from Tampa to Sarasota
pool, private patio and cook-out area. Convenient to along the Intracoastal waterway. Recently redeco-
Anna Maria Island Centre shopping. Priced at rated from top to bottom. Premium bayfront for only
$55,900. Call Tom Eatman. $129,900. Call Stan Williams.
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AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING! #50865 $139,000 ... Charming 2 bedroom, 2
bath home on a great corner lot! Call Roni McCuddin 778-5585 eves.
ISLAND ATMOSPHERE! #51698 $179,900 ... Enjoy this home on end of
canal with natural mangrove to enhance the atmosphere! To see, call
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CALL T. DOLLY YOUNG 778-5427
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SPACIOUS CANAFRONT ISLAND HOME -
Great family home, nestled among lots of
tropical trees, with oak floors, stone fireplace,
eat-in-kitchen with oak cabinets and Corian
counter top. Large screened pool, work shop
area and recreation area on ground level. 25'
x 33' dock. Great neighborhood. $239,000.
rvn;,,-k, Mhtnr r -fnmK Moleumin f'i .- 77R.-99R1
GREAT RENTAL PROPERTY!! All apart-
ments recently renovated. Electric, carpet
and paint all updated. Lovely tropical spot on
natural waterway plus just steps to prime
north end beaches. GREAT RENTAL HIS-
UNIQUE Commercial/residential property
in City of Anna Maria. 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath
plus office & bath, pool. Great location for ac-
countant, lawyer or Real Estate office! and
work in paradise for $167,000.
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Dick Maher at 778-6791
Tom Nelson at 778-1382
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Madreen Dowd, LiUc. Real Estate Broker
Hidden Treasure In
the Heart of Holmes Beach
Prime, duplex zoned corner lot with well maintained
two bedroom/two bath home. This location is quiet, cen-
trally located and just steps to the new walking beach
in Holmes Beach! Lovely screened porch and lots of
room to expand or add pool. Call today for details!!!
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
Sales Rentals ) Property Management
Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
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Total privacy and spectacular views come with this ex-
ceptional property. Grounds encompass an entire end of
peninsula on Longboat Key. Pool and boat dock also in-
cluded. $750,000. Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH Prime location in Holmes
Beach. 2BR/1B has screened lanai. Lots of parking.
$189,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
BOATERS BARGAIN Exceptional 2BR/2B condo
with boat dock on protected canal. Upscale complex fea-
tures heated pool, lighted pool, lighted tennis court and
hot tub. $76,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
LUXURY ON THE BAY In this 4BR/4.5 multi-level
home. Spectacular view of Tampa Bay. Executive perfect
with exercise room, office-den, 4 car garage. Dock, davits,
boat lift, too! $750,000. Don or Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
BEACHWALKERS DREAM Exquisite 3BR/2B remod-
eled beach home just 1 property from the Gulf. Low main-
tenance, modem convenience and Old Florida charm will
entice and enthrall! $269,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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I CO.LISTING SER'TCE
On Sailboat Water
in Anna Maria City.
Ready to build the
home of your dreams
in an ideal location.
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!
TERRIFIC CANALFRONT NEW LISTING! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
ONE OF A KIND Beautifully decorated 3 Duplex close to beach, includes 2 bed- $149,000. 2 bedroom, 2 bath.
bedroom/3 bath home with lush landscaping rooms, 1 bath each side. Nice large lot
located on direct access canal plus seawalk and priced to sell! As is, $130,000. Call Canal in your backyard with a
to gorgeous beach. Call Pat or Ken today! today! boat dock.
Priced at $189,000.
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
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
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
RETIRE TO PARADISE: Freestanding two bed-
room, two bath villa in Longboat Key adult commu-
nity. Privacy of a corner lot with a deep water ma-
rina only steps from your door. Enjoy a community
pool, putting green, activity center, and white Gulf
Beaches within walking distance. Private and afford-
able. Call Sandy Greiner today for your appoint-
ment. 778-3794 eves.
CANAL BAYVIEW: View the Bay and Intracoastal
Waterway from most rooms of this 2 bedroom, 2 bath
open floor plan home. Screened lanai, huge storage
and recreation area. Buyer's Warranty and OWNER
PREFERS TO FINANCE. Priced at $168,000. Call
Carol Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
FLAMINGO BY THE BAY: Deeded boat slip is at
your front door with this lovely turnkey furnished
bedroom, one bath spacious ground floor unit. Quit
a package for $58,500. Call Debbie Walther, 794-
6295 eves and start sailing today!
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext. 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS l-
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
t ianidly's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
8771 4 B /q .GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778-1345 AND SATISFACTION
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
See us for Carpt Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
.New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING
Specialists in Insurance Work
Water and Flood Extractions
24-Hour Emergency Service
Call Sunshine for all your carpet needs.
315 58th St. Holmes Beach 778-6903
Commercial & Residential
0Q5 24-Hr Service
l W No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
ROOF REPAIRS INSURED LICENSED
BUILT UP ...
CARPENTRY GARY BRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROORNG-- 74f-R A3
RE-CONSTRUCiON 7 "U6 6
Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH 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.
KING SIZE WATERBED $75. 778-9392.
TO HARTFORD, CT from Sarasota on US Air. June
16. M Wamester, 114 Shore Rd, Clinton CT. $50.
MONSTER ART SALE
Dozens of paintings and prints. Pastels, prisma color,
oils, graphics by Rachel Kaufman. Recent winner of
1st Place Award, Manatee Art League. Sat & Sun,
May 22-23. 10-5. Rock bottom prices. 784 N. Shore
Dr, Anna Maria. Parking. (1/4 mi w. of Rod & Reel Pier)
SALE 415 Spring Ave, Anna Maria. Fri & Sat, May 21
& 22. 8 to ?. Housewares, furniture & knick-knacks.
GARAGE SALE 104 75th St, Holmes Beach in rear
of house. Sat & Sun, May 22 & 23, 7am.
MOVING SALE Must sell. Westinghouse AC 5000
BTV $100, Krups Expresso maker $35, GE Electric
self cleaning stove $150, Kenmore microwave $50,
stair climber $200, Coleman lantern $5, Sears kero-
sene heater $40, Coleman propane stove $10, large
ceiling fans with light fixture $15, white metal ceiling
fan $5, offwhite ceiling fan $10, 4 Louvre doors $10
a pair, wicker lamp $3, microwave table $20. Call
778-6771 or 778-2586.
GOOD STUFF, children's clothing and misc. 6300
Flotilla Drive. Sat, May 22. 95.
FISHING ABOARD the "FISH HOEK" with Captain
Mitch Cockrell on 17' boat. 1/2, 3/4 & full day charters.
Snook, tarpon, trout & redfish. 745-1361.
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
SKI BOAT Red & white, 16.2 ft, 70 hp Evinrude mo-
tor. Runs good. Needs trailer. $300/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.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-smoker.
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. 778-
NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted immediately. Busy salon.
PART TIME AND fulltime. Peaches Ice Cream and
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.
TRAILER ATTENDANT Courteous, friendly and re-
sponsible person needed to greet donors, process
and count donations at new trailer site on Anna Maria
Island. This 30 hour a week position involves lifting
and extensive standing. If interested please call 355-
2721 or apply at Goodwill Industries, 7501 Bradenton
Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243. EOE.
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, cook, drive, etc.
Full-time for part-time. 778-8216.
NEED HELP? I am seeking employment in the
Holmes Beach area. Call Marianna 778-8247.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.
To get a shower into better shape, look for a better
angle. Kohler's ProfileTM Showers transform plain
interiors into exciting showers. We also offer full
plumbing services from new construction and
remodeling, to repairs.
THE BOLD LOOK
Plumbing, Inc. .,.
5348-B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
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
BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
And be sure to say you saw it in the
pages of the Islander Bystander!
Aluminum, Wood, Vinyl Siding Cleaning
Wood Decks, Patios and Boats
Free Estimates Insured Tom Thompson
ROOF OWNERS ...
Your present roof can be
Mobile homes, gravel and tile.
Self-cleaning and mildew resistant.
ATLAS HOME IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Lic. #16750.001 925-1640
m - - v CLIP & SAVE
RESIDENTIAL AUTO COMMERCIAL I
American Disabilities Act Surveys
Licensed Bonded Insured .
Gary & Elaine 778-5594
Deffenbaugh After 5PM 778-3468 j
l mm mm m mm CLIP & SAVE -----
FAMILY OWNED AND MONDAY-FRIDAY
OPERATED FOR 7:30 TO 5
OVER 10 YEARS < [ t t SAT. 8 TO12
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
24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Electrical Service Changes
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
WILLBURNS OWNER (813) 778-7774 Lic.#ER0010206
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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.
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
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured and a
Manatee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Mont-
gomery for your free estimate today at 792-9252.
APPLIANCES Used & reconditioned. Servicing also
available. Call Frank at Island Appliance. 778-6126.
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
GINI'S PERSONALIZED CLEANING A cleaning ser-
vice to meet your needs. Island resident with island
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.
DEPENDABLE quality cleaning. References avail-
able. Experienced, honest. Reasonable ironing rates.
Call Lucy 778-2479.
FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED duplex on Intrac-
oastal-coastal, great view. 1/1, week/month/year
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
FEMALE WANTED to rent large room in nice North-
west Bradenton home. 10 minutes from island. $300/
mo. Includes utilities. 778-6541 weekdays.
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.
GULF FRONT DUPLEX Season 1994, large 1/1,
telephone, cable, sundeck, gulf breezes. Holmes
Beach. $1100/mo. 778-1725.
GULF VIEW Residential/Commercial units in Anna
Maria. 1 studio unit available and 1 large studio avail-
able now. Rent negotiable. 778-6126.
HOW TO PLACE
A CLASSIFIED AD
THE DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY
Classifieds need to be placed in person at our
office after all, who can afford to invoice for
$3.00? Our office is located at 5400A Marina
Drive, in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. We're on the comer between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat and we are open
daily from 8 to 5, Monday through Friday.
Minimum $3.00 for up to 3 lines.
Additional lines: $1 each, Boxes $1,
Headlines 100 per word.
For more information, call 778-7978.
DIRECT BAY FRONT 1/1. Absolutely beautiful apart-
ment. Unfurnished/furnished. 778-0413.
STUDIO APARTMENT Quiet, discrete, single occu-
pancy. Terms negotiable. 778-5832.
1,000 SQ. FT. PROFESSIONAL office space. Prime
island location. $300-$700/mo. Call 778-2204 or eve-
nings 795- 1847.
CANAL FRONT Lovely view, 3/2, great neighbor-
hood, $1000/mo. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-
FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED 2 bedroom, $525/mo.
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
HOLMES BEACH 3/2, with art/craft room, fireplace,
POOL, deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall, dav-
its, $179,900. Call Brenda Katz 778-7980, Lasser
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. $88,000. 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 &
PERICO BAY CLUB 1811 Edgewater Circle. End
unit, fabulous bay view. 3/2 with garage. Drive by and
take a look and then reach Richard! Richard A Free-
man, Island and Key Specialist, Realtor, Assoc. Neal
& Neal, Realtors. 778-2261 or after hours 778-2284.
GORGEOUS LOT city of Anna Maria. Spring Ave. 52'
X 145', $80,000 or build to suit. 778-7127. Quality
PERICO SHORES Large waterfront lots with scenic
views. Starting in the $70's. Ready to build in July.
Jake Rumph 813-778-7127 or 416-741-1975.
HOLMES BEACH home. For sale by owner. On deep
water canal. 2/2. $168,000. 778-5966.
$43,900 1 bedroom condo, pool, 1/2 block to beach,
furnished. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
BAY FRONT BEAUTY Birds eye view, newer home.
3 bedrooms, large kitchen, 2 central AC's only
$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.
LOSE WEIGHT FEEL GREAT! Guaranteed! PACE
fitness, certified by the world renowned Cooper Clinic.
John Pace Personal Fitness Trainer 745-5550.
FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY... Read
the IslanderBystanderHurricane Section in the May
27 issue. The section includes a tracking map, impor-
tant evacuation information and safety tips.
FOUND: Black female cat with yellow eyes about 6
months old. Friendly mild manner. Holmes Blvd. 778-
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; TAX SERVICE
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
* Free Estimates
Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152
CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. W AT CORTEZ ROAD
Elaine is still here ...
I Elaine Defenbaugh
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
of Florida, Inc. RXoo05455
SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
* RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
*- -- ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
% ^ COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
S.* FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
S* MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
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WANTED: Have fun,
work hard, earn
money in lovely sur-
roundings with sup-
Fair hourly rate plus
nice gratuities from
daily maid service.
Flexible hours and
please. Call 778-7900
WE'VE GOT ESP*
AND WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT TOO!
Our ESP* (ENERGY SAVINGS PLAN)
is a twice-a-year inspection, lubricating, adjust-
ing, and cleaning of your heating/cooling sys-
tem to keep it running at peak efficiency.
At $48.00 for both visits, it's a bargain you
won't want to pass up.
NO high pressure sales.
NO unneeded parts replacement
NO phone solicitations
You'll have to call us or we'll never meet.
Just call and say, "I want ESP, too!"
Celebrating our 21st Year
Serving the Island Communities
_778-9622 Holmes Beach
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(The Restaurant with a British Flair ...
9 AM To 12:30 PM
9AM TO 11 AM
$1.95 TO $6.95
11 AM TO 3:00 PM
SUNDAY 1 To 3 PM
$3.95 TO $6.95
FISH & CHIPS
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EARLY BIRD DAILY
4:30 To 6:00 PM
$4.95 TO $7.95
SERVING DAILY IN OUR
5PM TO 10PM
$8.95 TO $17.95
FISH & CHIPS
BAR. AND LOUNGE
3 PM 'TIL CLOSING
FISH & CHIPS
IN OUR LOUNGE
5 TO 7 PM
Entertainment Every Night! Top Ten Recording Artist Duane Dee Tuesday thru Thursday 7 to 11 PM Friday & Saturday 8 to 12
Vocalist Barbara Johnsen with Wayne DeLair Sunday & Monday 7 to 11 PM
*Located in the Centre Shops 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key Reservations Requested 383-0543