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Wiersema fines $100,000 and counting
By Pat Copeland
The City of Holmes Beach could be more than
$100,000 richer if it ever manages to collect fines lev-
ied against Daniel Wiersema for violating the city's
The violation involves an unsightly eight-foot pile of
dirt in front of Wiersema's property at 3220 Gulf Drive.
The dirt, which came to the attention of city officials in
early 1992, was to be used to fill Wiersema's eroded
beach-front property, but that plan was foiled by the lack
of required city and state permits.
In an April 10, 1992, Code Enforcement Board
hearing, the board ordered the dirt removed by April
24, 1992. In addition, Wiersema was ordered to post
a $500 cash bond to the city as evidence of good faith
and return to the board by May 10, 1992, to report on
his progress in obtaining state and city permitting for
work being done on his property.
On April 24, 1992, the board issued an order of
non-compliance, because none of the above had been
accomplished. The board approved a fine of $250 per
day beginning April 24, 1992, and continuing until the
property is brought into compliance with the board's
order to remove the dirt. That fine amounts to more
than $100,000 to date.
On July 22, 1992, city attorney Steve Dye filed a
lien against Wiersema's property. On March 29, 1993,
the board recommended that the matter be turned over
to the city council for action by the city attorney. At
its last work session, the council instructed Dye to
explore its options on the lien.
Said Dye, "As far as what they could do, they
could foreclose the lien or they could try to settle with
him. The foreclosure would be the litigation option and
the settlement would be the cooperative option. With
any lawsuit, council would have to make a determina-
tion that the cost of the suit would be justified in what
they expected to obtain."
The State Department of Natural Resources has
also engaged in a lengthy battle with Wiersema
through the years, charging him with unlawful coastal
construction for the placement of rocks and debris sea-
ward of the Coastal Construction Control Line with-
out a permit. In September of 1992, the State
Attorney's Office prosecuted the case. According to
Paul Hudson of the State Attorney's Office, Wiersema
was found not guilty of the first degree misdemeanor.
Higher and higher Photo: Pat Copeland
If it could collect, this dirt pile in front of the home of Daniel Wiersema at 3220 Gulf Drive
would be worth more than $100,000 to the City of Holmes Beach.
Board seeks state ruling on Anna
An illegal walkway that's been a thorn in the side
of the City of Anna Maria for months has been referred
to the state for a decision.
Three-and-a-half feet of the concrete walkway,
which extends from a rear deck over a rock revetment
at 408 S. Bay Boulevard, is in the Preservation Zone.
In last week's meeting of the city's zoning board,
member Doug Copeland pointed out that the disputed
portion of walkway is on state land, not city land, and
the state would have to grant permission for it to re-
main in place.
The problem began last September when the
property's previous owner, Gary Garbrecht, sought a
variance for the walkway from the Board of Zoning
Appeals. The request was denied. That decision was
upheld by the city commission.
In January, the city commission learned that a
walkway was under construction, and held a special
meeting to address the situation. Public Works Super-
visor Frank Tyndall told commissioners he had ap-
proved the construction as a judgment call to allow the
property owner access to the water. The commission
felt Tyndall had acted beyond his area of responsibil-
ity and that the variance request for a revised walkway
should have been made to the zoning board.
The commission moved to have the portion of the
walkway in the Preservation Zone removed after con-
sultation with the city attorney. The city attorney up-
held the enforcement action and noted that the prop-
erty owner could seek a variance from the zoning
board to retain that portion of the walkway. The
property's new owners, Ted and Patricia Brenner ap-
plied to do so.
"This is an inherited problem," explained Patricia
Brenner to the board. "This was all done prior to the
time we purchased the property. My husband went
over when the concrete was being poured, and we had
not yet signed an agreement to buy. He asked if this
was okay, and they said yes. After we signed the agree-
ment (to purchase the property), we found out there
had not been a permit issued."
Acting Chairman Mike Bartles asked about previous
objections from neighbors. Brenner said their concern was
that it would be a pier extending into the water.
Copeland noted, "According to the survey, that prop-
erty belongs to the state. I have a problem in giving a vari-
ance on property that's not ours. Even if a variance is
granted by the city, will a permit need to be granted by the
Department of Natural Resources?"
Tyndall said that was a possibility, but "every
house all the way down South Bay Boulevard has a
seawall on the back property line, which is the mean
high water line. Everyone has a set of stairs outward
of that into the bay. If they do that here, it affects ev-
erybody down the line."
Bartles suggested recommending approval of the
variance contingent upon state approval. Board member
Bunny Garst moved to do so, and the motion passed.
The second case heard by the board concerned
surface coverage over the maximum at 404 South Bay
Boulevard, where a concrete deck had been poured on
the sides and in the rear of the property.
Property owner Thomas Jones explained, "The
March 13 storm left our property in shambles. We had
the house built in 1980, and this was the fourth time we
lost property. Each time it was replaced with stone and
plastic. Three different times we extended the sea-
walls. We've spent about $20,000."
Weekend busy for
It seemed almost like a quiet weekend in May. Traffic didn't
seem all that bad. Someone even suggested that all the bridges were
On Sunday evening, police were investigating a stabbing at the
Banana Beach Resort in the 1100 block of Gulf Drive North. The
victim was taken by helicopter ambulance to Bayfront Medical
Center in St. Petersburg, where he was listed in stable condition.
Keith Rodney Pitts was stabbed in the upper-left side of the
chest, and calls to emergency services first reported self-inflicted
wounds as a possible suicide attempt. Bradenton Beach police were
reportedly skeptical and received help in the investigation from the
At Coquina Beach, Manatee County lifeguards saved the lives of
two young children. The children were carried by currents approxi-
mately 30-40 yards offshore, and lifeguards Robert Lyons and Joe
Westerman hit the water to each pull out a child. The children were
treated by paramedics at the scene.
Coquina Beach was less of a problem to police this year, thanks
to a "heavy police presence," according to Chief Jack Maloney.
However, on Monday, two fistfights attracted some 200 spectators.
There were no arrests or injuries.
Jones said he was quoted a price of $6,500 to repair
the March 13 damage. These repairs would be the same
as in the past, thus subject to the next storm. He decided
to go with concrete, because it would be more stable.
"The contractor was a reputable licensed contrac-
tor," said Jones. "We questioned him to make sure he
had the necessary permits. He told us a permit wasn't
necessary. The concrete was poured. Frank came
around and advised us that it was an infraction and
stopped the work. When you spend that much money
to improve your home the last thing you want is to
break the law."
Garst moved to recommend approval of the variance.
Jones asked if the process could be accelerated because of
costs in delaying completion. Anne Beck, Tyndall's as-
sistant, said she could request a special meeting of the
commission to act on the board's recommendation.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters ........................................... Page 4
Those Were the Days ...................Page 5
How to beach planting ................Page 6
School Menu ................................. Page 8
1993 Graduates ............................Page 9
Island Heroine............................. Page 11
JUNE 3, 1993
a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 3, 1993 M PAGE 2
Additional bridge to Longboat suggested
See Editorial, Page 4
Bridge bombshells are continuing, this time com-
ing from the south.
A special task force appointed to make a recom-
mendation on the replacement for the Ringling Cause-
way Bridge, linking Sarasota with Bird Key, has sug-
gested a bridge to Longboat Key would be better than
a replacement span at the current location.
The third bridge suggestion shocked regional plan-
ners. Mike Guy, executive director of the Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization (MPO) said the idea was
"out of the scope of the task force's task."
A mainland-Longboat Key bridge is an idea that Is-
landers have long proposed. The recent survey on the
bridge conducted by the Islander Bystander resulted in a
host of recommendations for a third-bridge alternative.
Longboat Key residents have long fought any such
bridge, using arguments borrowed from opposition to
the Anna Maria bridges; that such a bridge would ruin
the character of Longboat Key.
The Ringling Bridge task force is currently split
seven-to-seven on the extra-bridge idea. The group will
meet again June 7 at Sarasota City Hall to debate the is-
sue again. The task force recommendation will then be
forwarded to the MPO for the final decision.
The task force had previously decided that an ad-
ditional span just south of the existing bridge be built,
and were haggling over the height of the new structure.
However, members of the committee decided it
would be "irresponsible" to not consider an additional
bridge elsewhere across Sarasota Bay in their delibera-
tions on the Ringling Bridge.
The MPO will be spending $250,000 during the
next year or so to look into an additional bridge be-
tween the Ringling Causeway Bridge and the Cortez
Road Bridge in Bradenton Beach.
MPO planners last year reported that traffic counts
on and off Longboat Key were high enough to warrant
a bridge to the island. However, the MPO recommen-
dation was for a bridge across one of the widest points
of the bay from just north of the Ringling Museum
to the county line on the Key at a cost of about $250
million. Cost and environmental factors cause the
MPO to drop the matter then, especially in light of a
resolution by Longboat Key voters against the bridge.
Now, however, both the Ringling Bridge task
force and the MPO are looking again at the additional
The new bridge to replace the Ringling Bridge is
estimated to cost about $26 million. Rehabilitation of
the existing bridge would cost about $3 million.
In other bridge news, Florida Department of
Transportation District Secretary Dave May an-
nounced last week the decision to reopen public hear-
ings on the bridge at Manatee Avenue.
May's announcement was a reversal of policy by
the department, which had previously stated the dis-
cussion on the controversial bridge from the mainland
to Holmes Beach was over and the 65-foot high, fixed-
span bridge would be built.
Playing on a powder keg
A man and a small boy play on the mountain of
sand dredged up from the Lake LaVista project in
Anna Maria City. City officials are concerned the
approximately 2,000-cubic-yard sand pile is an
accident waiting to happen. "Caution" tape now
encircles the pile. Anna Maria City has been
working for weeks to find another governmental
body who would want the bulk of the sand at
hauling costs. At press time, Manatee County and
the Town of Longboat Key had not made a
commitment, though both expressed interest. The
city has not heard from the state of Florida in
reference to an emergency permit to spread the
sand south of the Anna Maria City Pier.
Photo: Joy Courtney.
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AMC commissioners grill code candidate
By Joy Courtney
Dull would be the last word to use to describe the
Anna Maria City Commission's discussion and vote
on appointments to the city's Planning Commission
and Code Enforcement Board.
Mayor Ray Simches' first recommendation to ap-
point Bob D'Allaird to the Code Enforcement Board
died without a second, but not before Commissioners
Doug Wolfe and George McKay had their turn ad-
Wolfe, leaning forward in his chair with a pen
pointed at D'Allaird, asked him if he did or did not
own a home he sold two years ago that had rocks in the
right-of-way, and, based on this, how could D'Allaird
be named to the Code Enforcement Board when that
is against city ordinance? D'Allaird, who is an invest-
ment broker, a six-year resident and an active member
on the city's Advisory Development committee, was
obviously taken back by Wolfe's challenge. After col-
lecting himself, he answered yes.
Commissioner McKay said he had nothing personal
against D'Allaird but had a problem with the city appoint-
ing citizens to serve on more than one board or ad hoc
committee especially when the city had an unprecedented
number of applicants. Based on his "methodology," he
would not support D'Allaird's appointment.
The agenda item ended with the commission includ-
ing McKay voting unanimously to appoint Doug
Copeland to the Planning Commission. Copeland is a
current member of the city's Board of Zoning Appeals and
serves with D'Allaird on the Advisory Development com-
mittee. Copeland will vacate his seat on zoning and retain
his seat on the advisory committee. McKay's was the only
"nay" vote against the appointment of Wallace Storey to
the Planning Commission. With his appointment to the
Planning Commission, Storey will continue to serve on
Anna Maria's Charter Review Committee. The re-ap-
pointment of Louanne Collins to the Planning Commis-
sion passed unanimously.
"I was confused when I
left the meeting, but I'm not "It was embarras
confused any more," said integrity question
D'Allaird two days after the
meeting. "George's reasoning get involved in Ai
was nonsensical and without political process i
precedent especially when,
right there at the meeting, he from political ser
voted to appoint a member of that is too big for
the Advisory Development
committee to the Planning
Commission. I guess he wants
to be mayor. I hope not, he's not to be trusted."
D'Allaird stated he suspected past and future po-
litical aspirations were the real reason for McKay's
"I supported Tom Turner (current chairman of the
Code Enforcement Board) for election to the city com-
mission (February 1993). He is a supporter of the
Manatee Avenue Bridge and is not a Save Anna Maria
member," D'Allaird said. "I suspect George does not
want a supporter of Tom's on the board to in any way
establish a base for election. There are a lot of zealots
in the community who oppose the bridge. They are
good friends of George."
"I'll name names, Melody and Leon Kramer.
George knows they control a large block of votes
against the bridge and he knows he'll need those votes
when he runs for mayor. He compromised his ethics
Tuesday night. George is a political animal now and
there is no place for that in this little community." said
As to Wolfe's challenge, D'Allaird said, "There's
a lot of personality that goes into this process. Maybe
I made a wrong comment to
him when his yard was a
ing to have my mess."
d. I will never "It was embarrassing
Sto have my integrity ques-
na Maria'S tioned. I will never get in-
rain. It's gone volved in Anna Maria's po-
ice to politics litical process again. It's
gone from political service
ne." to politics that is too big for
me," he concluded.
The only commis-
sioner who could have seconded D'Allaird's motion to
open it up for a vote was Commissioner Dottie
McChesney. She said she expected the commission to
go back for the second right after Wolfe and McKay
jumped in with their questioning and the lengthy dis-
cussion between the Mayor and McKay. McKay
wanted the Mayor to present his slate of candidates as
a whole in lieu of voting on one individual at a time.
According to McChesney, if the commissioners
ever went back for the second, she wasn't aware of it.
"It was very confusing," she said.
The other residents who applied to serve the city are
Robert Cavallero, Roland Dreier, Melody Kramer, Rob-
ert Loomis, Jimmy Nichols and Harlan (Hondo) Sunquist
Simches will submit to the commission the names of
two additional candidates one for the Code Enforcement
Board and the other to fill Copeland's vacancy on the
Board of Zoning Appeals at a future meeting.
Ij THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JUNE 3, 1993 M PAGE 3
DOT replies to DER, again
By Bonner Presswood
Lost in last week's shuffle over the announcement
that there would be new public hearings on the Anna
Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue, was the fil-
ing of a new reply by the Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT) to the objections of the Department of
Environmental Regulation (DER).
In fact, according to George Craciun, DER's en-
vironmental supervisor in charge of the project, noted
a two page report contained within the reply titled
"Anna Maria Bridge Right-of-Way Costs." Numerous
notes in the margin, apparently made by several re-
viewers with DER, raise questions regarding DOT's
proposal against a northern bridge alignment.
DOT claims the northern alignment would require
them to acquire three parcels of property at a cost of
approximately $3,300,000. That price includes land
improvements, severance damages, business damages
plus litigation awards, attorney fees and other owner
costs. They do not, however, identify which three par-
cels or how much area they would need to acquire.
The report states, "the major problem associated
with the northern alignment is the common parking
areas shared by Leverock's Restaurant and the Perico
Harbor Marina." According to DOT, the two busi-
nesses are just meeting code requirements for parking
and any loss of parking will expose DOT to major
business damage claims.
DOT also claims that the convenience store, a 7-
11, will lose its ability to pump gas.
DOT investigated possible business damages as-
sociated with restricted access or possible elimination
of waterborne access "for brief periods of time" for
patrons of the marina. Business damages for these re-
strictions to access, estimated to occur for about one
year, amounted to an estimated $600,000.
Another area of concern to DOT is the existing
mitigation site between the restaurant and the bridge.
The mitigation was created by the construction of
Leverock's, but DOT claims they would be respon-
sible for replacement if a northern alignment were uti-
lized. No costs were projected, only acquisition.
DOT claims that relocation costs for the county
boat ramp are unknown, but they note that the county
recently spent $73,000 on improvements to Kingfish.
It was further noted in DOT's report that during the
investigation, the marina operator was questioned about
the issue of reducing his channel access to the marina from
150 feet to 75 feet and he is opposed to the reduction.
Coast Guard bridge specialist Ian MacCartney
commented that, "channels can be changed" and that
he felt they (DOT) could work out an agreement on the
channels to the boat ramp and the marina, as well as
on the approach and parking. He felt the entrance
channels would only require "a slight widening."
Craciun couldn't agree more. In fact, he feels that
according to DOT's own plan drawings, there exists
enough right-of-way on the eastern approach to build
the northern alignment without any additional acqui-
sition of right-of-way. The fact that Leverock's and the
marina currently utilize the right-of-way along Mana-
tee Avenue should have no effect on their legally re-
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Craciun does not believe the northern alignment
will affect the existing mitigation area adjacent to
Leverock's, stating that impacts would be greatly less-
ened if DOT opts to build a lower bridge. Craciun said,
"there would be virtually no impacts from a 21-foot
elevation bascule bridge (on the northern alignment)."
Based on their investigation, DOT estimates the
minimum cost for right-of-way requirements for the
northern alignment at $3,900,000.
In view of DOT's announcement to conduct new
public hearings within the next few months, Craciun said
he'd hate to "give away the show before then," adding that
he would urge them to withdraw their application.
Craciun said it would be inconsistent to discuss
what will be permitted, unless DOT is just offering
public hearings to appease the people in the area, while
still pursuing the necessary approval from DER.
Anna Maria City
Wed., 6/9: 7:30 p.m. Planning Commission
Anna Maria Fire District
Wed., 6/9: 10 a.m. Island Emergency
Station 1, Holmes Beach
Thurs., 6/3: 7 p.m. Council Meeting
Wed., 6/9: 7 p.m. Red Cross Hurricane
Thurs., 6/3: 9 a.m. Special Workshop
Subject: Westco Lawsuit
Thurs., 6/3: 7:30 p.m. Council Workshop
Tues., 6/8: 9 a.m. Planning Commission
Tues., 6/8: 7:30 p.m. Red Cross Hurricane
Save Anna Maria
Sat., 6/5: 2 p.m. Island Branch Library
All city meetings at respective halls unless
IB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 3, 1993 E PAGE 4
Longboat Key: don't
put that bridge in MY
So, the good people of Sarasota want a bridge to
Not in my backyard, comes to mind.
And many comments of a similar nature came in
with our bridge survey.
from Gabe Simches, Anna Maria... "How does
the replacement or rehabilitation of the bridge help
with the critical problem of evacuation? Shouldn't
another question be added to your list would you
be in favor of a third bridge?
from Chris Abram, Holmes Beach ... "The real
bridge need is for a new bridge to the south end of
this island or the north end of Longboat Key."
from Hewey and Donna Bailey ... "A bridge to
Longboat Key is of the utmost importance. This
money should be spent where it is really needed."
from Carl and Georgina Van Cleave ... "the best
evacuation plan would be to build a third bridge di-
rect to Longboat Key so that the majority of Anna
Maria Island would not have only one bridge to
from Barbara Thomas ... "Put a new bridge on
A special committee, headed and appointed by
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) mem-
ber and Manatee County Commissioner Kent
Chetlain, was given the task of seeking input on
whether or not the Anna Maria Island bridge should
be 65-feet in height last January. At those public
hearings, it was committee member John McDonald
from Palmetto who commented that the overwhelm-
ing majority oppose a 65-foot bridge and he said,
"we should not dictate what they don't want."
I think it was McDonald who also quipped that
Longboat had used Anna Maria as a doormat long
enough. No matter who said it, it rings true here and
I guess in Sarasota as well.
Keep in mind that during evacuation, everyone
in Bradenton Beach from the Cortez Bridge north,
must evacuate to Manatee Avenue in order to ac-
commodate the volume of traffic from Longboat
Key on the Cortez Bridge.
New hearings in a few months may change all
that. For the time being, we'll go with the survey
commentary from Penny Parker... "Let's keep our
Island the paradise we know."
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This letter was addressed to Florida Department of
Environmental Regulation, File #412178603.
I am opposed to the proposed 65-foot, fixed span
bridge on Manatee Avenue.
If the Bay is to be disturbed, let it be for a new and
much-needed bridge to Longboat Key. Please do not al-
low FDOT to indulge itself by destroying and replacing
a sound bridge that can be used for another 15 years.
In the future, should the existing drawbridge need
. 7----: please do not allow FDOT to replace it with one
S* hs a elevation that high profile vehicles
bing used for evaciation of the island in high
winds. The one -, .. b y FDOT has such an elevation.
A high "hump-back" iddge would be a menace even
in good weather due to the-voiume of traffic on and off this
Island and the sudden stops that are common at either end
of the bridge due to a stop light, a restaurant, a public boat
ramp, a marina, a bank and a line of heavy traffic merg-
ing from the south end of the Island; all within a few car
lengths of the bridge span. The few minutes that the ex-
isting drawbridge takes to open and close is hardly the
problem that some have made it.
I am aware that the environmental impact of this
proposed bridge is our main concern. As one of the
exotic species (myself) introduced to the Island, I re-
quest protection along with the sea grass, the oyster
and the manatee. However, as I cannot ride out a storm
in the water, I would like safe passage over it and off
this Island under pre-hurricane conditions. The bridge
that FDOT proposes cannot assure that.
Some want this proposed bridge for profit and
some want it for convenience, but all seem to want
Anna Maria Island to become just another suburb with
easy access to town. We cannot allow ourselves to
think of Anna Maria Island in that way as its environ-
ment is far too fragile. The Island's environs are to the
point of exhaustion now.
The construction of a new bridge where one is not
urgently needed will surely bring about the death of yet
another barrier island. The reputation of FDOT as an his-
torically rapacious department is common knowledge.
Sarah Nicholas, Holmes Beach
Ode to the Island
I have been an Island resident for several years.
There's no place quite as beautiful or as-pleasant! I
watched the tourists gather for the sunset a few weeks
ago and it was so beautiful I wrote this poem. I would
love for it to be seen by more people.
I thank God everyday that I'm able to see such
sights even if it's not everyday. Thank you for taking
the time to read my poem and my letter.
"Summer Scene "
Snow white clouds,
In a pale blue sky.
The wind is cool,
And, ':" by.
The sun is melting,
Into the Gulf so slow,
All the tourists just gaze,
As if watching a show.
I guess to them,
It seems so unreal,
But to us on the Island,
It's no big deal.
We're glad you could visit,
And glad you were here,
Have a safe trip home,
We'll see you next year!
Allison Frazier, Bradenton Beach
Let Key have own bridge;
leave Island as-is
The letter on the bridge written by Howard
Rockensuess was great. No one could have said it bet-
ter. He certainly expressed my views, and I am sure
many other people's too.
I might add another thought. Since the people of
Longboat Key want to stay so reclusive, why not close or
do away with the bridge from Coquina Beach to Long-
boat. I am sure the people of Bradenton Beach would be
very pleased. Why should Bradenton Beach have to use
Manatee Avenue as an emergency exit when they have
their own and closer exit at Cortez Road.
Let Longboat Key get its own bridge and leave
Anna Maria Island alone.
Jean Dries, Anna Maria City
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 11, the Saga of Anna Maria City, 70 years old
this year, by June Alder
In the Boomtime McGhee plan of 1925, a boat basin and a 19-hole golf course
were supposed take up most of what is now northern Holmes Beach.
DEATH OF A DREAM
The big bathing pavilion at Cortez
Beach, owned by the Cortez Bathing Pa-
vilion, Inc., was entirely destroyed by fire
early Wednesday morning. About six hun-
dred bathing suits and other equipment
and more than a hundred dollars in cash
which was in the office, went up in smoke.
Only the fact that wind was from the land-
ward side prevented spread of the flames
to nearby cottages.
Occupants of the rooms on the up-
per floor of the big wooden structure
were awakened just in time to make
their escape. Misses Dorothy Aldrich
and Ruth Armstrong of Bradentown,
who were spending a few days there
with Mrs. N. Baden, who was in charge
of the bath house, were first to be awak-
ened by the crackling of the flames.
They alarmed Mrs. Baden and her three
sons, Earl, Roy and Howard, and some
five or six people from Tampa, who
were guests in the building. The flames
were spreading so rapidly that there
was no time to attempt to save anything.
That was about 1:30 o'clock.
The fire got its start in some un-
known manner in the one-story annex
that stood on the landward side of the
main building. The wind was blowing
from that direction and the flames were
quickly communicated to the main
structure. There was no means of fight-
ing the fire, so it worked its will. So high
were the flames that the glow was
plainly visible at Bradentown, eleven
miles away. The flames licked out to-
ward the waves breaking on the beach
less than a hundred yards distant. So
great was the heat that the framework
of the "trapeze" and diving tower over
the water was scorched.
The owners of the structure are John
Vanderipe, W. H. Vanderipe, Henry Curry
and D.B. Sutton of this city, who formed
the company some two and a half years
ago and built what was one of the largest
and finest bathing pavilions on the Gulf
Coast. They place their loss at $20,000,
with $10,000 insurance. *
The Evening Herald, June 12, 1924
The fire that consumed the Cortez
Beach Pavilion was an omen of a far
costlier disaster that was to befall Anna
Maria Island. In June 1925, even as he
was unveiling his grand design for
transforming half the Island into a Mi-
ami Beach-like playground for the rich,
J. Rutledge McGhee's luck was begin-
ning to run out.
His borrowed capital was tied up in an
expensive St. Petersburg development that
:had, inexplicably failed to attract buyers
that winter. The unimproved Anna Maria .
lots weren't selling well, either. McGhee
tried to borrow more money to begin con-
struction of his dream resort. But he found
that willing banks and eager backers were
So it began a downward spiral
that rapidly hit bottom. By July of 1926
McGhee was bankrupt. And in October
1927 all of his Anna Maria Island assets
were auctioned off on the courthouse
steps in Tampa.
It would take Anna Marians four
decades to recover from those frenzied .
Boom/Bust years that attended the birth
of the town. With property practically *
worthless throughout the Depression
and World War II years, there was no
tax base. The town could not begin to .
pay interest on the $40,000 in bonds is- U
sued in 1924. By the time they came u
due in 1954, the bonded indebtedness :
amounted to close to $100,000!
It was this "bonded indebtedness"-
sounds like some sort of disgraceful dis-
ease-that scared off the residents of the
part of Anna Maria that broke away in
1929 from getting together with Anna
Maria again. Instead, in 1950 they formed
a separate city, Holmes Beach.
It took a young fellow by the name
of Ted Tripp (mayor 1952-54 and still :
alive and well and living in Anna Maria
today) to bring the bond problem under
control. Through his astuteness most of
the bonds were liquidated rather pain- .
lessly during his administration (how he
did it is worth another story some time)
and when the last of the few remaining .
bonds was retired in 1963, Mitch Davis
took pleasure in touching a match to it. .
There was a silver lining to the fi- :
nancial debacle of 1926, after all: Anna
Maria was spared from becoming a rep-
lica of Miami Beach. That's something :
to be thankful for. u
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Beach dune planting owner's responsibility
By Pat Copeland
For those who thought the Manatee County would
follow up the beach renourishment project with
plantings to help keep the sand in place and build
dunes think again.
The county plans to vegetate the public beach ar-
eas at Coquina, Cortez and Manatee Beaches, but
property owners must take the initiative themselves to
get a permit from the Department of Natural Resources
(DNR), if they want to see green in front of their
homes or businesses.
Jack Gorzeman, environmental projects coordina-
tor for the county, explained, "We intend to draw up
plans for the public beach areas for dune vegetation
and overwalks. We want to use that as a model for
encouraging private owners to follow suit. We don't
feel we could effectively put a dune system down the
whole length of the project, because so many private
land owners have short frontage widths, and they'd
have to give water access."
Gorzeman said the county will provide technical
assistance regarding permitting, design and sources of
materials to private owners. Once the county's design
is completed, Gorzeman will hold a meeting on the
Island to present the plan and meet with private prop-
According to Gorzeman, a portion of the beach
renourishment funds was allocated in the original con-
tract for dune vegetation and walkover construction.
He said vegetation will be primarily sea oats with the
balance being dune compatible plants such as railroad
vine and beach sunflower.
Steve West of the DNR said private property own-
ers need a department permit to plant in a beach or
"The easiest way to manage it is for each city on
the Island to form steering groups to make proposals
to the department to revegetate large areas at one time.
That way you have a unified approach and aestheti-
cally it can be very pleasing. You have a more solid
line of vegetation than if each owner tries to come up
with his own individual plan."
West said a group of home, condo and/or business
owners can also develop a plan with one contractor for
a large area. This will save time and money and also
be much easier to implement.
The department has a list of materials contained in
the Florida Administrative Code, said West. Plants for
the pioneer zone, which is where the beach
renourishment project has taken place, are primarily
sea oats, panic grass, railroad vine, beach morning
glory and other low-level pioneer plants.
West said any group of owners ready to work to-
gether should first contact the city for approval. For
plant and permit information, a group should contact
the department's west coast engineering division at
(904) 487- 4475 and ask to speak to the engineer for
Manatee County. West may be contacted through his
beeper number, 794-4586, for further information.
West said Gorzeman also has general guidelines for
planting. Gorzeman may be contacted at 742-5980.
"Those types of permits and meeting are easy to
get, because the department encourages the restoration
of vegetation on the beach," said West.
Model for Anna
Dune walkovers on Lido
Beach, complete with sea
oat plantings and shower
facilities, may serve as a
model design for Anna
Maria Island's public
beaches at Coquina,
Cortez and the Manatee
Beach. At left are beach
sunflowers, one of the
many dune plant varieties
that thrive in the sand.
Dune plants, related services
For those who are ready to revegetate the new
beach, there's plenty of help available from permit-
ting to plant expertise.
Nancy Rechcigl, urban horticulturist with the
Manatee County Extension Service, invites people
to come into the extension office at the Manatee
County Fairgrounds in Palmetto for plant lists, bul-
letins and booklets.
"We can give them a list of plant materials that
would be suitable for that particular site," said
Rechcigl. "We can hook them up with conservation
consultants who grow a lot of these things. We have
programs on the computer where they can come and
see what the plants look like."
Some booklets available include "Salt Tolerant
Plants for Central Florida" and "Native Plants." As
a reference, the extension office has "Plants for
Coastal Dunes," from which pages can be copied
said Rechcigl. The extension office can be reached
by calling 722-4524.
Plants and related services are available at sev-
eral locations both on and off the Island.
Islander Jonathan Shute, owner of Advanced
Grounds Management, said, "We have probably the
area's largest selection of beach front, salt tolerant
materials. For beach revegetation purposes we carry
sea oats, railroad vine, beach sunflower and others that
you don't find at your average garden center. We have
design and planting services available. We know what
goes in the different parts of the dune system and why."
Advanced Grounds Management is located at
8719 17th Ave. NW in Bradenton. The phone num-
ber is 798-3965.
The Island Garden Center has a selection of salt
tolerant, dune plants including sea oats, pampas
grass, ink berry, red fountain grass and others. The
Center also offers design and landscaping services.
The Island Garden Center is located at 5704
Marina Dr. in Holmes Beach. The phone number is
Otto Bundy Sr. of Nautilus Environmental Ser-
vices and Horticultural Systems, Inc. on SR 70 in
Parrish said his companies offer a slate of services.
"We can help in getting permits and doing de-
sign," said Bundy. "The DNR (Department of
Natural Resources) wants to see the design prior to
or with the permit, because they have to look at
species and they want to make sure they know
what's being planted ahead of the Coastal Con-
struction Control Line. Our company also grows,
installs, monitors and maintains plant materials.
Our representatives will travel to the site."
Major plant materials he would suggest, said
Bundy, include sea oats, panicgrass, beach sun-
flower, beach morning glory and beach elder.
"Those would be the basic materials, because they
go from the beach side up into and behind the main
dune area. We would help place the plant materi-
als in the proper positions in relation to what their
function is in building the dune system."
Nautilus Environmental Services can be
reached by calling 776-2524 and Horticultural Sys-
tems, Inc., the nursery, can be reached by calling
776-1760. A toll-free number for out-of-state own-
ers is 1-800-771-4114. The company will ship
plant materials UPS.
Permitting help is available on the Island.
Laura Ritter of Florida Permitting in Holmes Beach
said, "We can help with paperwork for permits. We
can save them a lot of time and money."
Florida Permitting is located at 5306 Holmes
Blvd. The phone number is 778-9584.
By Joy Courtney
Anna Maria residents had best get
those rocks, railroad ties or whatever off
of city rights-of-ways.
The Code Enforcement Board re-
ceived the green light from the Anna
Maria City Commission last week to
enforce the city's rights-of-way ordi-
nance disallowing any encumbrances
on the rights-of-way which impede
parking along residential streets.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe pushed
the matter in front of the commission af-
ter researching complaints and noting
the proliferation of rocks, railroad ties,
and plants used by residents to prevent
parking. His motion to kick some life
into the ordinance passed unanimously.
The ordinance reads, "With the ex-
ception of the planting of grass or other
ground cover that will not impede the
parking of motor vehicles, no encum-
brances of any kind, such as trees,
bushes, rocks, stones, plantings, side-
walks, etc., shall be placed or con-
structed on the rights-of-way without
the written approval of the Building In-
spector and a majority of the members
of the City Commission."
Anna Maria's public works de-
partment will notify residents who are
in violation and, if corrections are not
made, forward the violation to the
code enforcement board.
While on the subject of rights-of
way, residents of Beach Avenue,
which dead-ends at the Gulf off of
Gulf Drive, appeared before the city
commission seeking permission to
plant and maintain coconut palms
along the avenue's rights-of way at no
expense to the city. The residents'
planting plan would not impede park-
ing, according to their spokesperson.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney was
commissioned by Mayor Ray Simches
to work with the residents to determine
if their request was workable under the
intent of the rights-of-way ordinance.
If it is, the residents could apply for a
Under new business, the commis-
sion decided to re-write the city's nui-
sance ordinance. The sheriffs depart-
ment informed the city that its existing
ordinance did not have enough meat in
it to enforce the removal of abandoned
cars, trailers, etc., on public and pri-
AMC to enforce
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Lifesaver rewarded Photo: Bradenton Beach Police Department
Paul White was awarded a certificate of thanks by Bradenton Beach Police
Chief Jack Maloney, right, for saving the lives of two children. White, 27, of
Bradenton was fishing near Longboat Pass May 21 when he heard screams for
help, He saw a young girl bobbing in the waves, jumped in the water and pulled
her to shore. Another witness brought an unconscious boy to shore. White -
performed CPR on the boy, Rodney Dunbar, 7, of Palmetto, and revived him.
The girl was not identified.
Variance to address
subdivided waterfront land
By Pat Copeland
Walter and Olivia Gruen came one
step closer to building their retirement
home in Holmes Beach when the coun-
cil approved wording on an ordinance
designed to allow them to apply for a
variance on their lot.
The problem was created in 1986
when a portion of the lot at 513 59th St.
was sold to the adjoining property owner,
reducing the square footage of the dry land
to below minimum standards. The Gruens
purchased the lot in 1988 with the under-
standing it was buildable.
When the Gruens applied for a build-
ing permit in 1992, they found the lot was
not large enough. The lot, including sub-
merged canal front property, is 7,600
square feet, but the dry portion is 7,045
square fee. The minimum standard for a
newly created lot is 7,510 square feet.
The Gruens reasoned that if some
portion of the submerged land could be
used to calculate lot size, the lot would
be buildable. Their attorney, Steve
Lardas, sought a variance procedure to
address the problem.
Council agreed at its May 21 work
session on a variance to minimum parcel
size on subdivided waterfront property.
The portion of the property lying below
the mean high water line must be 10 per-
cent or less of the entire property, all
building and land use regulations must
be met on the dry portion of property and
the owner may not own any contiguous
piece of property.
Councilwoman Billie Martini
asked if a part-time person could be
added to the public works department
to monitor sales of property in the city
to prevent cases such as this and the
lawsuits that often result.
Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez replied, "The educated
buyer does come into my office. The
uneducated buyer is the problem. We
would also open the door on the other
side. You can get sued when you do
something, and you can get sued when
you don't do something. If you offer
the service and don't find the problem,
then they come back to you."
He noted that by the time the city is
notified, the sale has been completed.
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the week ending May 21.
Kneeling left to right are Christopher Martin,
Charles Kyle and Debbie Oliveira. First row are
Tyler Brantly, Michael Caudill, Cory Schafer,
Kristina Modisett, and Patrick Shary. Second row
are Maggie Freeman, Chase Riter, Lisa
Comkowycz, Erica Webb, and Lorraine Stanick.
Splat to the bug in your ear Photo: Joy courtney
"Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears," a performance in-the-round, was presented by the fifth-grade
students in Anne Russell's class with the kindergartners in Maureen Loveland's class providing the
music. The story is an African folktale and was performed as part of Multi Cultural Month. The story is
about a mosquito who did a little too much "buzzing" in his friends' ears, which caused them many
problems. After the friends compared notes, the mosquito got his comeuppance. Moral: don't spread
A whale of a talk Photo: Joy Courtne
Whales interest Bob Perinetti. He and his wife Cindy ventured to Karen Paul's third-grade class at Anna
Maria Elementary school to share a "whale-th" of information. He explained that baleen whales were
hunted years ago for more than just their oil. Before plastic was invented, the baleen, because of itsflexibil-
ity, was used for buggy springs to corset stays. Perinetti holds up a picture of a Blue Whale, not only the
-biggest-member of-the whale family,.but the biggest animal that ever lived on earth.
works with third-graders
Ken Oden, president and CEO of Barnett Bank,
introduces the third-graders in Toni Lashway's
class to the world of business. Representing Junior
Achievement, Oden's once-a-week for five weeks
class will help the students understand how a
community is built, from the part construction
workers make to the contribution made by banks.
: School menu
SBreakfast: Toast, Cheese or Peanut Butter, Juice
Lunch: Patties or Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes,
Lettuce/Tomato, Canned Fruit
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza or Fiestada, Vegetable, Salad, Jello
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Chicken and Rice, Roll, Vegetable, Fruit
0 *Tuesday, 6/8/93
Breakfast: Toast, Cheese or Peanut Butter, Juice
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,
Hot Roll, Vegetable, Fruit
Last day of school students will be
dismissed at 1:15 p.m.
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Bagged Lunch Sandwich, Carrots &
Celery, Orange Juice
All meals served with milk.
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Back to the past Photo: Joy Courtney
The students in Vicki Small's fourth and fifth grade class ventured into the world of dinosaurs through
song and skits. "Chip away, layers of clay, knock, knock, fossil rock" was part of their theme song. Their
play told about the Saltopus, one of the smallest dinosaurs ever to roam the earth during the Triassic
Period, to the Apatasausus, a 30-on, 70-foot-tall, land rover that lived during the Jurassic Period.
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Girl Scout troop goes a camping Photo: Joy Courtney
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dancers hold recital
The young dancers taught by "Miss Lisa" at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center will hold their
recital on Saturday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at the Christ
United Methodist Church, 5512 26th St. W.
Jazz and tap routines with exciting costuming will
be featured. The cost is $2 and the public is invited.
Bikers can participate
in bike safety program
A Bicycle Safety Program for adults and children
will be held on Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
in the parking lot of Anna Maria Elementary School.
Participants must supply their own bicycles. A
free safety inspection will be provided and a riding
skill test to evaluate ability will be given to those who
want to participate.
Adults are encouraged to participate to understand
the laws governing bicycle operation and to learn to
avoid a moving violation citation while riding.
The Bicycle Safety Program is provided as a pub-
lic service by the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club,
in cooperation with the American Automobile Asso-
ciation, the Manatee Safety Council, the Anna Maria
Elementary School and the City of Holmes Beach.
Register now for
summer kids program
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
again sponsor a summer day-care program for chil-
dren ages five through 12 years old. Registration is
going on now.
The "Our Living World" program will be offered
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;
drop-off time will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and pick-
up time will be from 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Registration costs $5 (includes tee-shirt). Each
weekly session will cost $50. The weekly rate in-
cludes the cost of all field trips. A discount is avail-
able for families with more than one child.
The program will provide curriculum-based classes
including sports, recreation, arts, crafts, cooking, drama,
computer learning, and foreign languages. Interesting
and fun field trips are planned weekly.
Program brochures and registration forms are
available at the Center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City, or call 778-1908 for additional informa-
tion. Registration forms are also available at Anna
Maria Elementary School.
It takes two
to tango or waltz
Dance lessons for the fox trot, rumba, cha cha, waltz,
swing and Country & Western line dances will be held
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center starting at
7 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, for people of all ages.
Cost is $3 per class for singles and $5 for two
people who come together. No partner is necessary
for the lessons.
Information, call the Center: 778-1908.
'Life with Father'
auditions to be held
Auditions for the .Chapel Players production of
"Life with Father" have been scheduled for Sunday,
June 13, at 2 p.m. in the chapel/theater of Roser Me-
morial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
This classic comedy of family life in horse and
buggy days will be directed by Dorothy McChesney
and will be presented in six performances, August 13-
15 and 20-22.
The play calls for a cast of actors of various ages:
four men (father, a minister and two doctors); four boys,
in ages ranging from eight to 20; three women (mother,
Cousin Cora and a cook) and five teenage girls.
The script may be read before auditions. A copy
will be at the desk of the Island Branch Library or
with Roy McChesney at Roser Church. For additional
information call 778-0414.
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programs for Guild
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will present
a program at its gallery on Monday, June 7, featuring the
well-known watercolor artist Jacqueline Clark.
Admission is free and open to the public. Refresh-
ments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The program will
start at 7 p.m. followed by a general meeting.
The Artists Guild Gallery is located at 5414 Marina
Drive in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Martial arts comes
Master Boon Brown will be bringing the Sun Arts
Fighting Academy to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center starting Monday, June 14. Classes will be held
Monday and Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
For additional information, call the AMICC Pro-
gram Director Scott Dell at 778-1908.
A soccer organizational meeting for the children's
program will be held on Wednesday, June 2, at 7: 30
p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Anyone interested in helping the soccer league
kick off to a great season is asked to attend.
Flotilla 81 offers free
Safe boating at all times has always been the motto
of Flotilla 81, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The Flotilla encourages everyone to participate in Safe
Boating Week starting June 6.
The group holds safe power boat classes on Tuesdays
and Thursdays of the odd number months and sailing in-
struction on the same days of the even numbered months
throughout the year. All classes start at 7:30 p.m. in the
Flotilla building, at 4208 129th St. W., Cortez.
The Auxiliary also conducts courtesy vessel exami-
nations at the public ramps and issues decals to boats hav-
ing the required safety equipment on board. During Safe
Boating Week, there will be extra people at the ramps with
assistance from the local power squadron.
For information on the power boating classes call
John Feeley at 755-4951, and Dave Cadden at 751-
4031 for the sailing classes.
Ringling grant needs
The Citizens Concerned for the Ringling Museum
(CCRM) announced that it has voted to donate $1,000
to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foun-
dation to help the museum meet the challenge grant
made by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA).
The NEA Challenge Grant gives the museum $1
(up to $100,000) for each $3 that is given by others.
This money creates a new endowment trust fund from
which only the interest can be spent.
The grant specifies that the money is to be spent
for care and conservation of the collection, for docu-
mentation and research of the collection, and for new
acquisitions. The grant expires on June 30, 1993.
All of the members of CCRM have been urged to
make individual donations or pledges to this worthy
Donations from the public may be made to Citi-
zens Concerned for the Ringling Museums, Inc., P. 0.
Box 2477, Sarasota, FL 34230.
Off Island happenings
The Social Policy Committee of the Manatee
League of Women Voters will meet at 4:30 p.m.. on
Thursday, June 3, at the Manatee Unitarian Universal-
istic Fellowship, 322 15th St. W., Bradenton.
Members will decide which area of the 1993 pro-
gram to emphasize the inclusion of juveniles, adult and
the elderly in the Family Law division of the circuit
court or action on the Guardianship of the elderly.
The public is invited to attend. For more informa-
tion, call 746-7040.
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Tahlia Mills an
By Joy Courtney
The evening could have ended in disaster. Fortu-
nately, because of the quick and selfless actions of six-
year-old Tahlia Mills of Bradenton Beach, it didn't.
Tahlia, who did not know how to swim, saved a tod-
dler from drowning in a pool.
Friends, including Tahlia and her parents Debi and
John Murray, along with friends of friends had gath-
ered at the home of Lorraine Grubbs in North Port,
Fla., for a late afternoon of swimming and family fun.
As dusk settled on May 14, none of the seven adults
including the father of 11-month-old Emily noticed the
toddler had somehow taken off her water wings and
then had walked or fallen into the pool.
Tahlia noticed. The adults reacted to Tahlia's
scream, "Guys, help!" They turned to see four-foot,
one-inch Tahlia, who had just been mingling among
them, submerged in four feet of water holding Emily
up from underneath. Needless-to-say, both victim and
rescuer were pulled out of the pool quickly.
"She was struggling to hold the baby up above
the water," said Grubbs in a phone conversation.
"She had to have jumped over a raft to get to her like
she did. Tahlia did something very special."
Tahlia, a first-year Brownie with Island Girl
Scout Troop #775 and a student at Anna Maria El-
ementary School, was quite modest about her accom-
"I didn't think, I just did it," she answered shyly
when asked why she jumped in when she knew she
didn't know how to swim.
"I am so proud of her, I get tears in my eyes
when I think about," said her mother.
True to the adage, "Don't put the cart before the
horse," Tahlia just finished her first swimming class
at G. T. Bray.
For a little girl who had already saved a life be-
fore learning how to swim. Tahlia's pollywog certifi-
cate just adds more shine to the glow of her heroism.
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Classified ad adds up to
unique Island lover
By Kay Pruden
On May 6, an ad was placed in the classified sec-
tion of the Islander Bystander. It said, "Singer,
songwriter, poet in love with Anna Maria looking for
a place to stay and any kind of work. Will work for
lodging. Call Tampa 626-3847, Dick Joslyn.
Well, it certainly conjured up a lot of different pic-
tures in my mind so I decided a little investigation
would be interesting. I called Joslyn and he sent me
some information. Recently, I was lucky enough to
meet him personally.
Joslyn is a deeply religious man and very much
involved in environmental issues, he has a degree in
He smiled as he said, "I was so pleased and proud
to discover Anna Maria Island. I felt a need to help
protect it, and with God's help, I'm sure I can find a
niche here somewhere."
He is so enthralled about our Island that he wrote
a song about it. He played his guitar and sang it for me
in a soft and very pleasing voice.
The words echoed:
"Anna Maria, Anna Maria,
I can hear you calling out to me.
Anna Maria, Anna Maria,
Lovely Island sitting by the sea.
Anna Maria, Anna Maria,
Open up your arms so I may be.
One day beside you and I'll be a part of you,
Dwelling with happiness there in the heart of you,
Singing my songs and creating a vision of Anna
A little shyly, he said, "It's corny, but it's heartfelt"
Joslyn's genre is folk music and he performed at
the While Springs Florida Folk Festival on Memorial
He is still adjusting to life as it is in the real world
because he spent 15 years in a monastic religious com-
munity. He lives now with his retired parents, but feels
it's time to move on. His other skills include data en-
try, yard work, light carpentry and business writing.
Stretching his tall, lanky frame as he was ready to
leave, he said, "I'm sure I have a lot to contribute to
this Island, and I am equally sure that, when the time
is right, God will make it happen for me."
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Awarded funds from fun fund-raiser Photo: Joy Cour
Jan Bergbom of Far Away Places Travel, presents a $1,000 check to Mabel
Peltier, social director, and Marian Van Winkle, president of the Woman's
Club of Anna Maria Island. The club earned the money by participating in a
group cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines and will use the funds for charitable
work and local scholarships. What a way to earn!
to wed July 3
Jim Watkins of Bradenton and Dorothy
Hill of Hernando, Miss., announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Shannon Leigh
Hughes to Richard Alan Gamin, the son of
Muriel Gamin and the late Clifford Gamin of
Ms. Hughes is employed by nursing pro-
fessionals and is a volunteer fire fighter with
the Anna Maria Fire District.
The bridegroom-elect graduated from
Sarasota High School in 1985. He is a state
certified fire fighter and emergency medical
technician employed by the Anna Maria Fire
The couple will wed July 3 at the Cortez
Historical School House.
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Drive home. They were married May 28, 1943. She is
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The Millers have two children, Fred Miller III of
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Island police reports
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*May 19, 100 block of Bridge Street, disorderly intoxi-
cation. Three males were screaming and yelling. One
used foul language to an officer trying to quiet him
down and refused to be quiet.
*May 21, 100 block of Bridge Street, aggravated bat-
tery. Three male suspects beat up a male victim.
*May 21, 300 block of Gulf Drive South, criminal
mischief. A suspect knocked down a fence.
*May 21, 100 block of 1st Street North, burglary of
sacred peace pipes.
*May 22,200 block of Gulf Drive North, Meyers Act.
Suspect was found sitting on the edge of the road in-
toxicated then unsteady on his feet and was placed in
*May 23 1100 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary.
Three panes of glass were removed from the front door
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*May 23, Bradenton Beach City Pier, 200 Bridge
Street, trespass warning. A suspect had a dog on the
pier and refused requests to leave.
*May 24, Coquina Park, disorderly intoxication. Two
males were shouting obscenities at beach patrons and
cursed at the police officer.
*May 21, 6200 block of Gulf Drive, vandalism. Dog
feces was placed on the victim's rear steps.
*May 21, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, petty larceny. Six
pieces of channel iron were taken from a truck.
*May 22, 100 block of 50th Street, warrant arrest. The
officer observed a parked Chevy van and found two
males asleep inside. A routine check revealed a war-
rant out of Lakeland on one suspect.
*May 22, Circle K, 5300 Gulf Drive and Kingfish
Ramp, retail theft and driving with license suspended.
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the vehicle at Kingfish Ramp. A summons was issued
to the driver whose license was suspended. The pas-
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*May 23, 400 block of 62nd Street, vandalism. The
public restrooms were vandalized with black spray
paint on the walls and urinal.
*May 23, 600 block of Concord Lane, snake removed
from swimming pool.
*May 23, Manatee Public Beach, suspicious person. A
man was reported wearing see-through shorts. The
officer found the suspect who was wearing wet, white
running shorts which had become transparent. The
suspect said he didn't know that they were transparent
until he exited the water. He left the beach.
*May 24, 3000 block of Avenue E, battery. The victim
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Bali-Hai fishing tourney
locks in awards
The fifth annual Bali-Hai Resort Invitational Fish-
ing Tournament was recently held. The catch and re-
lease, five-day contest brought participants from Califor-
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All participants were under the instruction of Cap-
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First prizes went to Andrew Paul of Plantation,
An apartment window was broken.
*May 27, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Dr., Baker Act. A
distraught male was found in the parking lot. He said
Florida, in the Snook Division: Stephen Allen from San
Francisco, California, Redfish Division, and Alan
Harmon of Holmes Beach, Trout Division.
Daniel Schram from Greensboro, North Carolina,
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I've got mine and that's it
By Bob Ardren
The Island lost another piece of its heritage last
week a great big hunk of heritage, going back to the
founding of this place. In fact, it was the reason for the
founding of this community.
I'm talking about people who go to sea and make
their daily bread by catching the fish that we eat. Com-
mercial fishermen, including Blue Fulford who has
fished these waters for maybe 60 years, may now be
put out of business.
Here's what happened.
Last week, Gov. Lawton Chiles and his Cabinet
voted to ban all purse seining of baitfish within Tampa
Bay and within three miles of the coastline off Mana-
tee, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.
Why? Because both the sardine and menhaden
fisheries have collapsed. Catches have dropped from
millions of pounds a year to less than 200,000 pounds.
Does it make sense to stop the harvest of such
On the other hand, does it makes sense to blame
commercial fishermen for the decline and try to rem-
edy it by just taking away their livelihood?
Post hoc ergo proctor hoc. (If this is so,-then that
is so.) Perhaps the most basic of logic fallacies one
of the first I learned is that "If this is so, then that is
so." In other words, if the baitfish are gone, it must be
the commercial fishermen's fault.
The fact is that it's the fault of us all. We build
seawalls, pollute the water in dozens of ways, cut
down mangroves, and drastically alter the shoreline.
And then blame the commercial fishermen when fish-
ing goes bad. To be honest, lots of things have to
change, including commercial fishermen, if we really
value our fishing.
"Oh yes, fishing will be great again if we just get
rid of the commercial netters," is a refrain we're hear-
ing everywhere right now as the boating, tackle, char-
ter boat, guide and tourism industries push full steam
ahead with their "red herring" campaign to blame ev-
erything on the commercial fishermen. They all hope
to cash in big one more time.
The truth is we need to clean up the headwaters.
We need to stop the filth and deadly chemicals of
We need to build habitat and save what is left -
and protect it from the greedheads with chainsaws.
We need lots of things to save our sealife.
So if some guy with pretty flies in his hatband asks
you sign a petition to "save our sealife," ask him what
he's done for the resource lately besides trying to just
grab it for himself. Ask him what his petition does
besides just that. The honest answer is "Nothing."
The roots of this community are tied directly to the
fishing industry an industry so old and honorable that
2,000 years ago Jesus Christ knew where to turn for
good people and the help He needed. And now the
"sportsmen," and their backers-with-deep-pockets in
the industries I mentioned, no longer want to share our
fish. They want to "save" it all right, but.only for them-
selves. Their motto is the headline back at the top.
Blue Fulford and all of us deserve better.
Coast Guard Cortez reports a little excitement
off the Island Monday. It seems the commercial fish-
ing vessel Carolyn found an overturned Hobie Cat
with no persons present early Monday and reported
same to the Coast Guard.
After a thorough search of the area, and then some
inquiries around the Island, it turns out the sailboat
belongs to a David Wallis of Lakeland a vacationer,
safe on the shore. The boat blew out to sea late Sun-
day night during a storm.
No estimates on the cost to taxpayers for the
search and no-rescue operation.
The Island's savior of sea turtles, Chuck
Shumard, reports a total of seven nests on Anna Maria
beaches so far this season. The count is as of Monday
Apparently the renourished beaches are causing
some confusion to the creatures as Shumard says most
of the crawls are very long and "there are quite a few
false crawls," this far this year.
Here's hoping we'll have some hatchlings to show
you in a couple of weeks as the Willow Street Hatch-
ery is operating full time now.
And a note about jet skis. Probably no water toy
to appear in recent memory looks to be as much fun -
or angers more folks, who are just looking for some
peace and quiet.
I talked with John Wilson, operator of Action Jet
Skis West in Venice, the area's largest dealer, and he
assures me that the noisy jet skis are the product of
budding hot rodders. "We do our very best to discour-
age any modification of exhaust systems, but young
people just love to 'make some noise."
Wilson said; "an enormous number of our custom-
ers now are over 60 years old. I sold one on Anna
Maria to a gentleman over 70 recently."
So maybe we should just let kids be kids. After all,
it was a college-age child of mine who recently, while
looking me square in the eye, said, "If the music's too
loud, you're too old."
Think I'll just go fishing. Now that snook are out of
season (as of June 1), I should be able to hook up with
some at long last. Meanwhile, I wonder where all those
redfish I was finding last month,-have wandered off to?
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Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola (center), reads the city's proclamation declaring June 6 to June 13
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staff officer, Flotilla 81; Dan Tyrrell and James Gillie, from the Anna Maria Power Squadron, and Frank
Terrio, former vice-commander of Flotilla 1504.
P1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER a JUNE 3, 1993 0 PAGE 17
Ron Merritt visiting Holmes Beach from Ohio out
"trouted" himself during a recentfishing trip off
Anna Maria Island. His catch included weights up to
four and a half pounds.
Tout, big reds top the
By Captain Mike Heistand
Dave from the Anna Maria City Pier reported an-
glers have been catching mackerel, big redfish, which
were caught and released, and some trout at night.
Captain Mike Bradow said his customers have been
catching nice-size trout, plenty of redfish, caught and re-
leased, and a lot of small snook with a few keepers. -
Arkee from the Bradenton Beach Pier told me
Lori Clark from Sarasota caught a 23" trout and an-
other angler caught a 25-inch and a 19-inch drum last
Sunday. He also said anglers were catching nice floun-
der, snook at night and nice-size trout all week long.
Captain Todd Romaine of the "Oscar II" re-
ported his clients have caught tons of redfish, which
were caught and released, lots and lots of snook with
a couple of them in the 12-pound to 15-pound range.
John Fernandez, Jr., from Island Discount Tackle
said he's gotten reports of snook off the beaches and
wants to remind everyone that redfish season opened
June 1. John also mentioned he'd just gotten back from
a week down in Costa Rica. He'd caught three sailfish
and had a great time.
Matt from the Rod & Reel Pier reported fisher-
men have been catching pompano, big black drum,
redfish, which were caught and released, snook, trout
Captain Dave Pinkham of Gulf to Bay Charters
said his customers were catching big permit up to 18
pounds offshore along with barracuda, king fish,
bonita, black tip sharks, snapper and grouper.
Marc Modisett from Captain's Marina reported
trout are on the flats. A few snook were being caught
and some caught and released redfish. Marc also told
me he went down to Boca Gran and caught a 180-
pound tarpon. Good going, Marc!
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said
the fleet's four-our trip averaged 75 head of Key West
grunts and porgies. Its six-hour trip averaged 130 head
of red and black grouper, red snapper and lane snapper.
Its nine-hour trip averaged 25 head of red and black
grouper, and mangrove and vermilion snapper.
Captain Rick Gross of "Fishy Business II" re-
ported he is still catching snook and targeting on redfish.
He will be down in Boca Gran from June 5 to June 12
on a tarpon charter. When he gets back, he says he'll
target mackerel, trout and redfish in the afternoon.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said a
few snook were being caught and he had heard that
someone from the boat club had caught a 37-inch
kingfish off the beach.
As for me on my charter boat "Magic," my cli-
ents have been catching nice-size trout and lots of
redfish, caught and released. I'll be down in the Keys
for a week catching dolphin. Have a great week!
Island fishing tournament
benefits community center
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will be
the big winner in Island Discount Tackle's Fishing the
Islands tournament slated for June 19.
"We want to have a big enough tournament with
a tremendous amount of prizes and make money to do-
nate to the community center," said Bill Lowman of
Island Discount Tackle. "It will be a fun tournament,
and everyone's welcome. We anticipate that 50 per-
cent of the people will have never fished a tournament.
We want them to be comfortable."
The weekend will begin with a Captain's Meeting
on June 18 at Shell's restaurant from 6 to 10 p.m. The
evening will include registration, a discussion of the
rules, speakers and door prizes.
Tournament check-in is from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. on
June 19 at one of three check-in sites. Two weigh sta-
tions at the Anna Maria City Pier and the Pub at
Mar Vista will be open from noon until midnight.
"It will be a one-day tournament with the flavor of a
two-day tournament," said Lowman. "By letting people
fish until midnight, the big boats can go farther offshore
and the backwater fishermen can fish until dark."
Fishermen can weigh in six fish said Lowman.
Points are assigned according to the type of fish, with
additional points awarded per pound.
The top prize is $5,000 cash. This first place award
is guaranteed. The second place prize is $2,000 and
third place is $1,000. Special prizes include a $1,000
trip to the Bahamas for the largest trout or redfish
caught on fly fishing tackle, largest pinfish for children
under 12, catfish award for the worst luck, and best
offshore and best backwater fish in two categories,
adult and children under 16.
The weekend will close with a tournament party at
the community center on June 20 from noon to 5 p.m.
The party includes a barbecue picnic, entertainment by
Connie and Dave and an awards ceremony at 2 p.m.
"Starting at noon, every 15 minutes, prizes will
be awarded,' said Lowman. "These will include Penn
reels, Outrigger sets, Silstar rods and reels and other
merchandise from the store.
Tournament entry forms and booklets are available
at the community center, Island Discount Tackle and
fishing related stores. The entry fee is $125 per boat.
Forms will also be sent on request Entries will be ac-
cepted through the Captain's Meeting on June 18. Each
entry includes two party tickets, the new Guy Harvey
snook T-shirt, a tournament hat and merchandise.
Party tickets are also available at the above loca-
tions. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children
from six to 12. Children under six are free.
"You don't have to be in the tournament to come
to the party," noted Lowman. "It will be a great way
to celebrate Father's Day and help the community
center at the same time."
Green gets first hole-in-one
Russ Green of Holmes Beach shot his first hole-
in-one ever on Saturday, May 8, at the Key Royale
Club in Holmes Beach.
Using a Ping, the ball flew 160 yards into its
destination.Green collected $107 from a club pool
and, after buying his golf buddies a round of drinks,
still had a nice profit left over.
IN ISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE'S
r FISHING THE
ISIO NDT ISLANDS Tournament
DISCOUNT TACKLE June 19
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Regrip $1.99 & Up
With Island Locksmith in Island Shopping Center
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QUESmT'7 Z' Sea Drive & OMC Cobra Stern Drive
Thu 6/3 10:58 2.7ft
Fri 6/4 11:38 2.811t
Tue 6/8 5:23 1.4ft
Wed 6/9 5:41 1.4ft
ISLAND TIDE TABLES
AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
-- -- 6:44 -0.3ft
12:17 2.8ft 8:10 -0.3ft
- 12:59 2.7ft 8:49 -0.2ft
- 1:44 2.6ft 9:29 0.0ft
7:00 1.3ft 2:32 2.5ft 10:08 0.1ft
8:24 1.3ft 3:28 2.3ft 10:46 0.3ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.
Jim Mixon Insurance, Inc.,
Florida Residential Property and
Casualty Joint Underwriting
Association. (State Pool Insurance)
5412 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 778-2253
j THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 3, 1993 0 PAGE 18
___________ REAL;ESTATE TRANSACTdIONSj
313 Iris (canal)
511 Loquat (canal)
522 Pine Av
1801 Gulf Dr
235 Runaway Bay
2105 Avenue C
117 7th St N
1 Bay View Terrace
501 Gulf Dr N
601 Gulf Dr N
611 Gulf Dr N
2918 Avenue C
405 Clark Lane
523 70th St
5400 Gulf Dr
6 Palm Harbor Dr
213 58th St
454 63rd St
527 74th ST
5300 Gulf Dr
401 Martinique N
5806 Gulf Dr
209 S Waters Edge
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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
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rusoer 4Li&marial Im numnitu TIlprrd
Come, Celebrate Christ
An Interdenominational Christian Church
Serving the Community Since 1913
9:00 ..............Sunday School
10:00............ Sunday Worship
10:00 ............Children's Church
Sat. 7:00pm ... Seaside Worship
512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Transportation & Nursery Available
James M. Metis, Jr. Pastor
9:45 .................................................. SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:55 ............................ SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
7 PM ............................. SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
7 PM.......................WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
Nursery for all Services
"A Loving People, On a Lovely Island, Preaching Christ!"
8605 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, Florida 778-0719
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720 Manatee Avenue W. 6000 Marina Drive
3904 Cortez Road West (813) 778-4480
(813) 748-1011 FAX 746-6459
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really get results from 10,000 newspapers
delivered on Anna Maria Island
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Accepting New Patients
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778-1007 Day/Night 9 to 5: 778-6631
Ig] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 3, 1993 M PAGE 19
lima S. Ennis
ilma S. Ennis, 81, of Bradenton, died May 26 in
Freedom Village Nursing Center.
Born in Staten Island, N.Y., Mrs. Ennis came to
the area from Plainfield, N.J., a year ago. She was a
She is survived by her husband, Elmer; a daugh-
ter, Margaret Loizeaux of Anna Maria; three grand-
children; and four great-grandchildren.
No local visitation or services were held. National
Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, was in charge of
the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association, 350 Braden Ave., Sarasota,
Gerald A. Pepe
Gerald A. Pepe, 68, of Holmes Beach, died May
26 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Exeter, Mr. Pepe came to Bradenton from
Wilkes-Barre,Pa., in 1981. He was a retired clothing
buyer. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic
Church in Exeter. He was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; a brother,
Leonard, of Exeter, and two sisters, Angela Chiatala
and Carmella Handel, both of Exeter.
No local services were held. Mass of Christian
burial and burial was held in Exeter, Pa. Memorials
may be made to The Salvation Army, 1204 14th St.,
Bradenton, Fla. 34205.
Island office gets
For the third time, June Gilley, manager of the
Prudential Florida Realty's Anna Maria Island office,
was awarded the firm's Office of the Month award.
Pleased to received the award, Gilley said, "The
award is given every month to the office that most
exemplified the company's position "Rock Solid in
Real Estate" by exceeding goals for listing and selling
The Prudential offices in Manatee, Sarasota and
Pinellas Counties compete each month for the award.
Volunteers 'Speak for
Dolphins' at Mote
Mote Marine Laboratory will have the assistance
of 108 real estate salespersons from Prudential Florida
Realty, including those from the Anna Maria Island
office, to distribute information about their new facil-
ity, brochures and discount passes for their aquarium.
The project, "If Dolphins Could Talk," takes place
on Saturday, June 5, when the sales professionals will
walk neighborhoods speaking for the dolphins, telling
residents about the value of Mote's new facility to the,
community and its value to the scientific world.
Mote provides rescue, rehabilitation and the return
to the sea of dolphins and other marine mammals that
become stranded on our beaches. A complete report on
all phases of the operation is available from Mote
Marine Laboratory at 388-4441 or from your local
Prudential Florida Realty office at 778-0766. Mote is
located on City Island, just across the bridge at New
Pass from the south end of Longboat Key.
The Island Poet
Why must folks ride their bikes down the center of
When at times they carry a child in back that in-
creases their load?
They must think they are pretty safe and won't be
hurt at all,
Cause if they are hit from behind, the child will
break their fall.
Don't you know the city has spent thousands to flat-
ten every bump,
So that at every street crossing you will never find
For it's about time you've heard Holmes Beach has
given the sidewalks to you,
And to keep you from endangering your lives, there
isn't more they can do.
We are mailing the
Before you go north, take a moment to
complete the subscription form on page 5.
We'll stay in touch 'til next year!
K neaL & ne
226 85th Street The Island's
Best Buy! PRICE REDUCED
This cute & cozy beach home has new A/C,
kitchen, plumbing, wiring, paint & roof. It is
only two blocks from the beach and has a
BOAT SLIP TOO! Your price $119,500.
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605C Manatee Ave West '
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BEACH! BEACH! BEACH!
Gorgeous views of Egmont Key, the Skyway Bridge
and Tampa Bay. North end of Anna Maria on white,
sandy beach. Reduced to $379,500. Turnkey Tumished.
STwelve years experience
specializing in Creative
Make your dreams and goals a
V Paul Collins
.-. ,B REALTOR-ASSOCIATE
After Hours (813) 778-4330
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
FISH TALES WELCOME.
We welcome stories about fishing, people and events ... anything to
do with Anna Maria Island and Islanders. If you have a story to tell
or you know what may be an interesting news item for other Island-
ers, please, you are welcome to give us a call.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING FISHING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
Island Shopping Center 5400A Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundromat
Pefico By Club
|3 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U JUNE 3, 1993 PAGE 20
SALE OF WEEK "The Island Builder's Best
Friend" Sabal Palm
Carpentry's elevated canal
front home at 106 Gull recently
sold for $205,000. If memory
serves, that makes about 3 new
S. homes in a year that Linda
Green of Green Real Estate has
sold for a builder in Anna
Maria. Rick Lease, the builder
and owner, had an "open
listing" with all brokers and a
listing price of $223,000
Photo courtesy of Rick Lease. Information compiled by Doug Dowling. Sale of
the week is a feature of the Islander Bystander, to give persons interested in
the local real estate market some perspective on the types of houses selling and
the price they sell for.
'Team up with success"
Licensed Real Estate Salesman
After Hours 778-6791
60SC Manatee Av W 401 Pine Av
Holmes Beach Anna Maria
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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r 1 Gurgeous NEW home,
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white sandy beach &
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Spacious 2 bed, 2 bath,
with beautiful white tiled kitchen, baths & laundry room.
BIG enclosed garage. Drive by our OPEN HOUSE at
2802 Ave. C., or call for appointment.
LOTS** 2803 Ave. E., with a Gulf view $72,500.
A South Harbor lot for $54,500.
Dolores M. Baker
Licensed Real Estate Broker
BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
And be sure to say you saw it in the
pages of the Islander Bystander!
For all your real estate needs
Toni King. Realtor/Associate
Office: (S13) 778-6654
After Hours: (813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Rel Estale Br, er
3224 Easi Bvay Drive. Hlmisc BecrL FL 34217
SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes, side by side, only one-
half block to sandy walking beach. Offered at $194,500.
Possible owner financing. Call Dave Moynihan.
HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Newly listed 2BR-
2BA residence with short walk to excellent beach.
Home is well-maintained and has 1,000 square foot
garage and storage area. Offered at $112,500. Call
MOM AND POP MOTEL 9 units plus owners unit close to
Bay and Gulf, business increasing steadily. $595,000.
Owner financing available. Call Stan Williams.
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JUST REDUCEDII Buy two duplexes with a total of
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BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach in
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Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen, washer/
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>.. 4, #51783 $81,500 ... Enjoy Island living in this large
., one bedroom overlooking the lagoon.
Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent with International
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Counties. KARIN B. STEPHAN 778-0766 or 388-1267.
1.5 ACRES! #52113 $129,900 ... Enjoy this pool home with plenty of.
room to roam. To see today, call Horace T. Gilley. 792-0758 anytime.
GREAT STARTER! #51359 $62,900 ... 2 bedroom, 1 bath on large
lot. Call Don Pampuch now or 778-3111 eves.
FLAMINGO CAY! #51577 $169,900 ... Spacious home on canal.
Great for entertaining! A must see! Call June Gilley. 792-0758 anytime.
LOTS! #52059 $69,900 ... These lots are in a convenient location
and could be used for a small business. Call Robert St. Jean now
or 778-6467 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.
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Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Fax (813) 778-3035
Alter Hours (813) 792-5721
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YOUR BEACH IS WAITING FOR YOUI $239,000
#50301 ... Walk to beach from this 3 bedroom, 3 bath
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Quality new construction. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
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CALL T. DOLLY YOUNG 778-5427
"LIVE THE DREAM OF A LIFE
on an Island with
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TIDY ISLAND There are Ten Beautiful
Homes, ranging in price from $209,900 to
$595,000 on this Island. Amenities include:
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Clubhouse, Pools, Garages, Storage,
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Local: 778-2261. Toll Free 1-800-422-6325. Ask for Rose.
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Neal & Neal
Sales-person of the Year
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ft J^I B Anna Maria Island MS
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Uc. Real Estate Broker
6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 778-6066
FORMERLY HENDRICKS REAL ESTATE
G) Sales Rentals@ Property Management
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. 0. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
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GULFFRONT FIXER UPPER..
Nestled on Anna Maria's unspoiled north end,
the location of this older 2 bedroom, 1 bath
beach house is truly priceless! Enjoy your pri-
vate path, leading to mile' of sandy walking
beach. Marve' at endless sunsets and sparkling
blue waters. Potential pius -.r the handyman, or
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Call or Stop by our office to schedule a complete
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is a bargain. And our classified
really get results from 10,000 newspapers
delivered on Anna Maria Island
and the surrounding area.
Perico Bay Club
1181 Edgewater Circle. End unit,
fabulous Bay view. 3BR/2BA with
garage. Drive by and take a look!
Richard A. Freeman
aE. &1 n8 eIros
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FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Duplex close to beach, includes 2 bed-
rooms, 1 bath each side. Nice large lot
and priced to sell As is, $130,000. Call
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uc. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
$149,000. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Canal
in your backyard with a boat dock.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
LOCATION! LOOK AT YOUR LEISURE!
Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
LUXURY ON TAMPA BAY
Spectacular views of Tampa Bay, the Skyway Bridge and
Egmont Key can be yours in this 4BR/4.5B multi-level
home on Anna Maria. It's executive perfect with exercise
room, office/den and 4-car garage. $750,000. Don and
Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3 year new, 3 story, 3BR/2.5B
Island townhouse Comer unit, features double garage, screened
porch off breakfast nook. $149,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
NEED AND EXTRA ROOM? Perfect home for fam-
ily or couple needing space. 4BR/2B home; open floor
plan in living area. Garage, fenced backyard and tropi-
cal landscaping. $144,900. Toni or Herb King, 778-1785.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN Luxury at a bargain pri.c
describes this 2BR/2B spacious condo. Enjoy canalfron..
living with boating, tennis, swirruning ang d more at a greA
location! $78,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
ISLAND DUPLEX WITH POOL Great: Hoimes Beach
location close to everything! In-ground pool surrounded
by tropical landscaping, utility building or storage/hobbies
and fenced yard. $149,900. Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.
Anna Maria Island Centre e (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON II: Secluded contem-
porary 3BR/2BA Island home on 2 deep water
canalfront lots with pool, dock and davits. Entry
level offers 2 car garage & exercise area. Sweep-
ing stairway leads to main living area. Expansive
windows overlooking pool & canal carry the tropi-
cal feeling indoors where you can entertain guests
gathered near your wet bar. Third level master suite
is highlighted with breathtaking views of Tampa
Bay & Skyway bridge. This home is an architectural
dream with dramatic features such as: slate entry,
skylight, planter, cathedral ceiling, multiple decks
and recessed lighting to name but a few. Tropical
landscaping offers privacy of home & pool area. If
privacy & luxury are what you are seeking, don't
miss this one of a kind opportunity. Entire package at
$489,000 or will sll home separately for $359,000 if
home closes first. Adjoining lot with pool, $130,000
provided horne closes first. A video preview is avail-
able at Smith REALTORS or for a personal show-
ing call Debbie Walther, 794-6295 eves.
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5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630
Lic. No. 4467
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
Your present roof can be
Mobile homes, gravel and tile.
Self-cleaning and mildew resistant.
ATLAS HOME IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Lic. #16750.001 925-1640
Aluminum, Wood, Vinyl Siding Cleaning
Wood Decks, Patios and Boats
Free Estimates Insured Tom Thompson
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RESIDENTIAL AUTO COMMERCIAL I
American Disabilities Act Surveys
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Gary & Elaine 778-5594
Deffenbaugh After 5PM 778-3468
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1. TAX SERVICE
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
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
IW ET COAST
AIR CON BT0 *
778-9622 Holmes Beach
RADIO SHACK Realistic Scanner. Programmable.
Picks up police, fire & rescue, Coast Guard and can
seek and find for cellular phone. $85. 778-5429.
KING SIZE WATERBED $75. 778-9392.
FOR SALE Cypress slab coffee table $75. Nautilus
exerciser $100. Champs Blaster exerciser $50.
Weights $20. 104 75th St. 778-2328 after 4 pm.
SAVE 50% Business travel orfamily vacations. Never pay
full price for hotels and dining again. Plus save up to 50%
on over 1,000 cruises. LeisuretymeT Travel Club mem-
bership on $49.95. Call now. 813-778-2174 ext 1010 or
send check or money order Travelers Best, PO Box
1205, Holmes Beach FL 34218.
3 FAMILY YARD SALE 710 & 712 Gladiolus, Anna
Maria. Fri, June 4 and Sat, June 5. 9-2.
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
FISHING BOAT 17' Wellcraft, 55 Johnson, trailer
$1650. Tandem boat trailer $800. Merlruser 6 cyl
outdrive, complete $1600. Tampa 962-0817. Week-
1987 21' CELEBRITY V-6, 205hp, MerCruiser I/O.
VHF and loran. 1 owner in mint condition. $8,500.
18' HOBIE CAT with wings and trailer. New trampo-
line. Excellent condition $1200. 778-0437.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-smoker.
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. 778-
P/T AND F/T. Peaches Ice Cream and Deli. 778-
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.
P/T Sat, Sun and holidays. Misc cleaning. Respon-
sible teenager OK. Haley's Motel 778-5405.
SANDY'S LAWN SERVICE now hiring. 778-1345.
EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE sales'associate for
active Anna Maria Island office. Unlimited possibili-
ties, nice office, guaranteed sales. NEAL &
MANNAUSA. Call 778-6665.
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. r
GRADUATE NURSE Flexible and reliable, physical
therapy, stroke re-hab. Excellent references. Cook
and non-smoker. 798-3706.
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.
YES, Pine-So Patty & Co. We do everything. Light clean-
ing, spring cleaning, windows, moving help, whatever!
Rental property our specialty for 18 1/2 years on this is-
land. 10% discount to Tom Selleck. 778-9217.
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sanidy's' Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
V/ 'Lawn \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\1778.1345/ GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
U778-1 AND SATISFACTION
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
Sec us for Carpet Vinyl' Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
'New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING
Specialists in Insurance Work
Water and Flood Extractions
24-Hour Emergency Service
Call Sunshine for all your carpet needs.
315 58th St. Holmes Beach 778-6903
Commercial & Residential
o-5 24-Hr Service
SNo Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
BUY IT, SELL IT, RENT IT
and SERVICE IT ... RIGHT HERE!
Family Owned and Millwork
Operated for Over Wood Cut
10 Years To Size
7:30to 5 AND
8 to 12 HARDWARE
We specialize in custom cabinet making:
formica tops entertainment centers
213 54th Street, Holmes Beach 778-3082
We are 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
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
[M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 3, 1993 0 PAGE 23
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.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.
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.
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
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.
PARADISE FOR $79 wk. Looking for responsible,
laid back roommate to share nice North Shore home.
Own phone number, own TV, furnished or unfur-
nished. All amenities. Dock boat at back door. Deposit
GINIES PERSONALIZED CLEANING A cleaning ser-
vice to meet your needs. Will drive and run errands. Island
resident with island references. 778-1863.
FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED duplex on Intrac-
oastal-coastal, great view. 1/1, week/month/year
..PECIAL 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.
SUMMER RENTAL Large, direct gulf.front. Beach,
tennis, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, etc. Two week rentals for
summer or fall. 794-8877 or 778-1096.
FEMALE WANTED to rent large bedroom in 3/2 house
in northwest Bradenton, w/35 year old female. House
privileges. 10 minutes from Island. Weekdays 778-6541.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Week/Month/Sea-
RENTAL TO SHARE Nice Anna Maria waterfront.
Dock, washer/dryer, fully furnished. Smoker OK.
$300 + 1/2 utilities. 778-1273.
FURNISHED/PRIVATE BEACH Efficiency apart-
ment. Small deck overlooking gulf. Air and clean.
$365/mo. Security deposit required. No pets. 1604
Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach. 778-5959.
MARINA DRIVE N, Holmes.Beach. 2 bedroom du-
plex. Central A/C. New refrigerator, carpet. Separate
storage. $540/mo + electric & security. 778-5391.
STUDIO APARTMENT Quiet, discrete, single occu-
pancy. Terms neg. No pets. 778-5832.
HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/art/craft room, fireplace,
POOL, deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall, dav-
its, $179,900. Call Brenda Katz 778-7980, Lasser
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 &
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.
PERICO BAY CLUB 1181 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.
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.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST Island resident.
Available to assist elderly or physically disabled. Ref-
erences upon request. 778-2830.
BLACK FEMALE CAT with yellow eyes. About 6
months old. Friendly mild manner. Near Holmes Blvd.
Elaine is still here ...
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
of Florida, Inc. RX00654oo
7 SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
Ill- = ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
l LICENSED INSURED
*-. COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
.MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
Stonework & Tile
Cement Coating Etc.
Interior & Exterior Repairs a Specialty
Free Estimates Quality Work
Photo album of Completed Jobs with References
5401 24th St. W., Bradenton
William F. Pardy (813) 756-2154
SCAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD
Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152
ISLANDER I IF
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 corner 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.
Pull-Out Spray Kitchen Faucets
Distinctive European styling, decorative
finishes, and innovative features for
the contemporary kitchen.
THE BOLD LOOK
Plumbing, Inc. Z
778-5622 U., ...49191
5348-B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
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WHEN YOU WANTi
THE BEST, COMEi
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A SPECIAL OFFER
TO ENJOY DELIGHTFUL DINING AT HARRY'S...
PLEASE PRESENT OUR COUPON FOR $10 OFF TWO DINNER ENTREES
SERVED IN OUR STYLISHLY CASUAL, TROPICAL DINING ROOM.
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-- Islander Expires 6/4/93" -
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delightful dining gourmet take-out stylish catering
Stylishly casual & tropical dining Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Every Day
New Retail Deli with Full Bakery Gift Baskets Gourmet Products Premium Wines
Catering black-tie to beachwear affairs, since 1979
525 ST. JUDES DRIVE at 5600 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
COM PETE JOIN THE FUN AT THE SANDBAR'S
R ( A NINTH ANNUAL SUMMER
FOR -BEACH OLYMPICS
THE ^ TO BENEFIT THE UNITED WAY.
Sunday, June 13, 1993
41, 4 Registration at 10:30 a.m.
0U Games begin at 12:00 noon
0i Trophy and Prizes
For more information or to confirm
your participation, please call
Gary, Steve, Joe, Alan or Lynda
100 Spring Avenue
ITED Anna Maria Island 778-0444
FREE draft beer and soft drinks for team members.
Team registration fees are $75.00
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1. CAPTAIN: ALTERNATES:
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We, the undersigned, individually accept total responsibility for any personal injury
Incurred while participating in the Beach Olympics, and release the Sandbar Restaurant
of any liability due to participation.
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Fish & Chips
ALL YOU CAN EAT $6.95
OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM to 10PM
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
THE HUNT CLUB
QThe Restaurant with a British Flair ...
(CLOSED JUNE 7 to 13)
Sunday Breakfast 9 am to 12:30 pm
Early Birds from $4.95 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Lunch and Dinner Daily
British-Style Fish & Chips
ALL YOU CAN EAT $6.95
Monday Thursday ONLY
Afternoon Tea Wednesday & Saturday
Entertainment Every Night!
TOP TEN RECORDING ARTIST DUANE DEE
Tuesday thru Thursday 7 to 11 pm and Friday & Saturday 8 to 12
VOCALIST BARBARA JOHNSEN WITH WAYNE DELAIR
Sunday & Monday 7 to 11 pm
5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key
Located in the Centre Shops 383-0543