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ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
JUNE 10, 1993
Timetable key to Westco-city settlement
By Pat Copeland
The City of Holmes Beach last week made a
counter offer to Westco Investments, Inc., in the hope
of ending a two-year-old lawsuit precipitated by the
company's short-term rentals in the R1AA district
Westco offered to dismiss the lawsuit and stop
short-term leasing in Key Royale in May of 1994. City
attorney Steve Dye explained that Westco's offer was
based on rental agreements which have been pre-
booked months in advance.
The city wants rental activity to cease in three
Prior to council discussion, Dye gave background
on the case.
The issue was brought before the council in Janu-
ary of 1991 when members of the Key Royale
Homeowners' Association complained about short-
term rentals in their neighborhood on a continuous
basis. Five properties were involved. Research resulted
in the passage of Ordinance 91-2, which pertained only
to the R1AA district.
"It clarified a use of the property by stating that
rentals in that district cannot be for less than one
month," explained Dye. "Prior to the passage of that
see Westco page 2
Be wary: it's personal watercraft season
Love 'em or hate 'em, Jet Ski and other brand-name personal watercraft are expected to be on the waters around the Island in record numbers this summer.
Aficionados consider them the most wonderful
device ever created by man for water sports.
Critics consider them a pesky nuisance devised in
With the arrival of summer, there's one thing upon
which both sides of the conflict can agree:
Personal watercraft are back, and in greater num-
bers than ever before.
Personal watercraft, trade-named Jet Skis, Sea
Doos, Wet Bikes, and several other brand names, are
sort of the dirt bike of the water. Generally single-pas-
Young Islander faces
challenge of cancer
The Lamoreux family, 21years as Island and
Longboat Key residents, are facing a crisis. Jamie
Lamoreux Overstreet, 26,
recently underwent a bone
marrow transplant and is
in isolation at the Moffit
Cancer Center in Tampa.
Jamie has been bat-. e
tling cancer for over a
year and a half now. To
make matters even more
difficult, what insurance Jamie Lamoreux Overstreet
doesn't cover is in the
hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to her
sister, Jodene Lamoreux of Longboat Key.
Jamie's family needs some help. They want to
hold a benefit garage sale and raffle. New, old,
good junk and even junk junk will be gladly pick-
up by a family member. Items can be picked-up by
calling 387-9919 or 758-0066.
Any monetary donations may be sent to The
Jamie Overstreet Fund, 5715 16th St. W., Braden-
ton, Fla. 34207. Cards and letters to Jamie would be
most welcomed. They can be sent to her attention,
Moffit Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr., #33 I,
Tampa, FL 33612.
senger although there are now crafts that carry up to
four people and gear personal water craft are those
brightly colored, sometimes noisy vessels seen zipping
in and around the Island.
It's the zipping and the noise that most critics find
offensive about the waterborne motorcycles. They
scare the fish, pester the dolphins and birds and gen-
erally ruin the tranquillity of the beach scene, they say.
Advocates of personal watercraft cite the fun of
jumping the waves and the freedom of the open sea as
the draw of the tiny boats.
New fire chief Photo: Joy Courtney
"Former" Anna Maria Fire District Chief Andy
Price enjoys a moment with his successor (for the
day), three-year-old Nicky Taylor of Holmes Beach.
Nicky's parents, Jim and Pidge Taylor of Taylor-
Made Marine Construction, placed the winning bid
at the recent Anna Maria Island Community Center
auction for "Fire Chief for the Day" to the excite-
ment of their son. Nicky inspected all four fire
stations, lunched with the firefighters and even
operated afire hose. "The hose was so big and I
squirted it and hit the (no parking) sign, said
Nicky of his experience.
There are few rules or regulations to hamper the
craft's owners. As boats, the vessels have to abide by
the same rules and regulations as their larger brethren
- to stay more than 300 feet from beaches and the like.
There are some other more specific rules personal
water craft have to answer to, per Florida law. Those
rules, found in Florida Statues 327.39, include:
all operators and passengers must have a Coast
Guard approved life vest;
all operators must have a lanyard-type ignition
off switch a kill switch, it's called attached to them-
selves in case they tumble from the vessel;
no personal watercraft may be operated at night
- "one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before
sunrise," the law reads;
operation of the boats must be "in a reasonable
and prudent manner;"
no weaving through boat traffic or jumping
wakes in a unreasonable manner;
all operators must be at least 14 years of age.
Sale, rental or use of a personal watercraft by someone
less than 14 years of age may result in a second degree
Be careful out there.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Sign Ordinance........................Page 2
Letters..................................... Page 4
Those were the days ...............Page 5
Turtle........................................ Page 6
Island Picturebook.................Page 11
Streetlife ................................ Page 14
Outdoors ................................Page 16
Obituaries ..............................Page 18
Real Estate............................Page 19
jj THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 10, 1993 0 PAGE 2
Holmes Beach: one real estate sign enough
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach City Council reversed the product
of hours of negotiation by amending its sign ordinance
to permit only one "for sale" sign per property.
Terms of the sign ordinance, an amendment to the
city's land development code, had been hashed out
between the council and local real estate agents last
year. It came back to the council for action at last
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard announced,
"I have a problem with this."
Reichard reasoned that if they allow two "for sale"
signs on a canal properties, then people with beach-front
property will want two signs as well. She said, "We'll be
walking down the beach with advertising and "for sale"
signs everywhere. In the backyard, that's people's privacy
and they don't want to see a lot of advertising. The wa-
terway is one of the few places left where we can get in
our boat and not be bombarded with advertising. I think
we have enough signs on the Island."
Reichard said that in her informal survey on the
subject, of 45 people queried, 37 opposed two signs,
six did not and three did not care.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore responded, "It's
in Bradenton Beach?
Bradenton Beach City Council members wrestled
with this bench last week, with the outcome still in
question. Seems the sign on the bench was approved
in 1980, prior to a sign ordinance passed eight
years later that outlawed off-premise signs. City
Attorney Alan Prather says the lone sign, owned by
Metro Systems with help from the Lions Club, does
not meet city codes. However, he warned that recent
legal action by sign companies indicate they are
ready and willing to take issues such as this through
myriad court proceedings. In fact, Prather said the
legal fees "could well exceed $10,000" to have the
sign removed. After debate, Council member Herb
Dolan suggested Prather and Building Official Joe
Romano get in touch with the sign company and try
to work out a compromise.
Photo: Paul Roat
been in the paper off and on since May of 1992. The Re-
altors are doing this now. Why have laws if you can't
enforce them? People have a right to
sell their property."
Councilman Richard If it's thi
Bohnenberger noted, "It's really why are m
something we're not legally em-
powered to regulate. It's their prop- Sign ordit
Councilwoman Billie Martini Couni
asked, "If it's their property, why
are we having a sign ordinance?"
Resident Robert Van Wagoner
said, "You have the right and responsibility to control
signage just as you control other things that make this
place attractive. If you're going to give them more
signage, then they are going to appear on our water-
front and it's going to cheapen our area. You have a
place of quality here; quality attracts."
Comments from several other residents indicated
agreement with Van Wagoner.
Carol Williams, a real estate broker with Smith
Realty, offered that the problem in the past has been
selective enforcement. "I'm willing to put up one sign,
but I see my competitors putting up two signs," said
Williams. City Clerk Leslie Ford admitted the ordi-
nance is difficult to enforce, because of lack of coop-
Reichard moved to amend the
r property, ordinance to permit only one "for
having sale" sign, eliminate portable and
Sa sandwich signs and permit only
Tnce ?' one "open house" sign.
There were immediate pro-
woman Billie tests over the sandwich sign
"What about the school?"
"Or Annunciation Church?" asked Mayor Pat
Reichard eliminated that part of the motion.
Then Geyer and Whitmore protested the portion of
the motion on "open house" signs. "This really frus-
trates me," stressed Whitmore. "I've been working on
this for a year. We've had Realtors here; we've had
public meetings. This was agreed upon as being fair to
Realtors and residents."
After amending the motion to change only the
number of "for sale" signs from two to one, the motion
City makes offer in
from page 1
ordinance, there was, and still is, a prohibition on con-
ducting a business in a residential district, but it was
never clarified. The ordinance attempted to clarify
Westco then filed the lawsuit against the city
maintaining the ordinance was invalid. The city filed
a counter claim denying Westco's allegations and
maintaining that, even if the ordinance was declared
invalid, the company was still operating a business in
a residential area contrary to zoning laws.
"Soon after, there was discovery on both sides of
the lawsuit that it was not just a Key Ro'yale problem,
but a problem throughout the entire city," said Dye. "It
so happened that Westco had rental units in every R
district in the city except R3 and was doing a similar
practice throughout its properties. If it was just Westco
doing this in Key Royale, it would have made sense to
continue with the litigation and the city would have
been cleansed of this activity."
According to Dye, the company was putting to-
gether pre-paid, single expense tour packages for Ger-
man tourists. They entered into five-year leases with
property owners in Key Royale and subleased the
properties for two-week periods.
Because Westco's activity was taking place in
other districts and because other property owners were
engaged in the same activity, the city was faced with
solving the question of short term-rentals. It addressed
this by passing Ordinance 93-1, which established the
resort housing overlay district. The overlay has only
been applied to the R4 district but can be applied to
other districts if necessary.
In the letter from Westco making the settlement
offer, Dye said that Westco "was not overly happy
with the direction the city was going. They thought it
was anti-tourist. They would like to see no regulations,
but I think they could live with what the city came up
with. The main issue with them is time when do
they have to be out of Key Royale. They offered to be
out in May of 1994 when two or three of their long-
term leases expire."
Dye said there were two more issues the city must
decide in the settlement. One was whether or not to put the
lawsuit on hold for six months. He advised this action to
ensure that the suit can be revived if necessary.
The other issue involved additional legal fees of
$1,500, incurred when Dye had to go to court to get
some information released. Westco protested paying
the $1,500 and offered $600.
Mayor Pat Geyer noted, "Just because they have
a lease until next May, that's their problem."
Council Chairman Don Howard added, "They
were told two years ago. They've held the city hostage.
They are actually dictating the whole proceedings."
Real estate agent Maureen Dowd said the com-
pany has cost the city thousands of dollars, and she felt
the company was asking for another year's income. "I
think it should be stopped now," she said.
Howard, along with Council members Rich
Bohnenberger and Billie Martini, felt the city should ask
the company to pay all the city's legal fees in the case -
$25,000. Dye said Westco would never accept that.
The council agreed in consensus to ask Westco to
cease its rental activity in Key Royale in three months
and to pay the full $1,500.
Best fish story on Island
ends; pier charge goes
to 50 cents
It's the proverbial good-news, bad-news story in
The bad news is that the fishing fee at the Braden-
ton Beach Fishing Pier is going to double within the
next month or so.
The good news is that it's going from a whopping
25 cents to an astronomical 50 cents.
City council members have been discussing the
matter for several months, and authorized the city at-
torney to go forth and prepare the papers for the in-
Last Thursday, City Attorney Alan Prather pre-
sented the ordinance to the council. A second reading
and public hearing will be held June 17 and, if ap-
proved, the 50-cent fee will go into effect.
The two-bit price may have been the best deal
around, remaining unchanged since the pier was for-
mally dedicated to the city from the county and state
16 years and one day earlier.
As a comparison, it costs $1.25 a day to fish at the
Rod and Reel Pier in Anna Maria. The Anna Maria
City Pier doesn't charge to fish, but a Florida saltwa-
ter fishing license is required a $13.50 charge for
Florida residents, $32 for non-residents.
No fishing license is required to fish at the Braden-
ton Beach pier.
Money from the pier fishing fee is placed in a fund
for maintenance and upkeep of the structure by the
Repaving on hold
Holmes Beach motorists could be seeing rough
roads ahead if council cuts down on a list of repaving
projects suggested by Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez at last week's city council meeting.
"It will take nine to 11 years to get all the streets
repaved at a cost of $70,000 per year," said Fernandez,
"then you'll start to have streets in need of repair again.
If we don't do it gradually, five years from now we'll
be looking at a $200,000 to $300,000 repaving budget
and then it becomes a bigger problem to come up with
double or triple the amount." ,
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she is in fa-
vor of the resurfacing, but reiterated her opposition to
paving any new streets.
However, Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said
she opposes the repaving of any roads, except those in
particularly bad condition, until the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (Swiftmud) completes its
I in Holmes Beach
engineering study of Island drainage problems.
"I spoke to Dave Arnold, an engineer with
Swiftmud, and he told me it's wise not to pave any
new roads until we get the results of that study,"
stressed Reichard. "He says there are new develop-
ments in paving and that is the problem of the flood-
ing on the Island that we've paved it out. He said
reshelling is okay, but it would be a bad idea to start
paving over any road that is not paved at this point."
Reichard showed photographs of streets ear-
marked for repaving which she feels are currently in
good condition. She said some streets have potholes,
that should be patched.
Whitmore suggested putting any decision off un-
til the June 17 work session but felt council should
plan to budget the $70,000 needed for the entire list.
Council Chairman Don Howard asked each coun-
cil member to make a list of priority repaving projects.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 10, 1993 E PAGE 3
Anna Maria sand saga
hopefully coming to end
Trucks from the Town of Longboat Key and
privately-hired haulers have been cutting away at
Anna Maria City's mountain of beach-quality sand
dredged up during the recent clearing of the Lake
LaVista Channel. Anna Maria officials have been
working for weeks to legally get rid of the grains,
which according to them, bordered on being a
public nuisance. Longboat is taking the lion's
share of the 2,000 cubic yards to stockpile for
sandbag, wash-out and road bed use. With the
permission of the public works department, some
Anna Maria residents paid private trucking
firms to haul sand to their empty lots
at no cost to the city.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Anna Maria City
Thurs., 6/10: 10 a.m. Charter Review
Thurs., 6/10: 7:30 p.m.
Code Enforcement Board
Tues., 6/15: 7:30 p.m. Commission Meeting
City of Bradenton Beach
City of Holmes Beach
Tues., 6/15: 9:00 a.m. Planning Commission
Tues., 6/15: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
Wed., 6/16: 9:30 a.m. Island Elected Officials
Thurs., 6/10: 10 a.m. Red Cross
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Anna Maria Fire District
Mon., 6/14: 7 p.m. Commission Meeting
La Pensee Plumbing and
the Islander Bystander
Anna Maria Elementary
Graduating Class of 1993
Mrs. Ellis' Class
Mrs. Russell's Class
J. D. Hapner
Anne Marie Whiteside
Ms. Small's Class
Emmy Lou Frost
Plumbing, inc. ZI ISLANDERI- i.0 IIR
MM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 10, 1993 I PAGE 4
SAM is in the forest
Saturday's Save Anna Maria (SAM) meeting was
not exactly full of new information regarding The
Bridge. They expressed a great deal of concern over
the "press" leaking their strategies on what position
they will take at the state Department of
Transportation's (DOT) new public hearings. But, they
didn't discuss or reveal any sort of strategy, so we have
no recourse but to comply.
In the past, we (the Islander Bystander) tried to
point out to SAM that they walk, talk, and look just
like a PAC (political action committee). So, after the
meeting, in a little discussion, we asked what they in-
tend to do, what they will pursue from their three is-
land city governments, based on the announcement
from DOT regarding new public hearings.
We pointed out that in last week's paper, George
Craciun, environmental supervisor in charge of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge project at the Department of
Environmental Regulation (DER), went on the record
in favor of DOT withdrawing their application for a
permit from his agency.
It seems SAM could do a great deal for their cause,
if they helped Craciun with his. It is inconsistent for
DOT to continue to pursue this agency's approval
when district secretary for DOT Dave May has an-
nounced at the most recent local Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization (MPO) meeting that DOT will con-
duct new public hearings and that everything is subject
to change; height, alignment, etc.
SAM should seek the help of the now unified Is-
land cities to persuade DOT to withdraw their appli-
cations and permits until the public hearings are con-
cluded. If the elected officials in our three cities want
to represent the majority opinion, that of opposition to
a 65-foot, fixed span bridge, they should be eager to
put a halt to the MPO's approval of a 65-foot span and
DOT's continuing pursuit of the same.
SAM needs to get out of the forest to see the trees.
In more precise words, SAM, lobby your government
agencies to do their job.
Next on SAM's agenda: Is anyone surprised that
they plan to focus on Jet Skis?
Kudos for Bradenton Beach
It seems that the city of Bradenton Beach is the
most aggressive of Island cities for snatching state or
federal money for their citizen's use.
They received $500,000 for the community devel-
opment block grant for the Bridge Street area.
And now appear destined to get $27,000 from the
state for an artificial reef under the city pier.
We commend officials there for a far-sighted ap-
proach to enhancing the near-shore habitat for fish and
other marine life. These types of artificial reefs are
highly productive homes for fish and will be a tremen-
dous benefit to the area.
Willing to share the responsibility
Your recent article regarding Bill D'Allaird's fail-
ure to have his nomination for public service seconded
in Anna Maria gave me a pang of guilt. I must confess
that when he and Mrs. D'Allaird bought my former
residence on the curve of North Shore Drive several
years ago, it already had small rocks along the road. I
feel Commissioner Wolfe's criticism should be shared
by myself and the former owner, Mrs. Fouts, who ini-
tially placed the rocks there in the early '50s, I believe.
It may be of interest to note that during a brief
period I removed the rocks at the request of Charlie
Kehm. Since the house site is only a few feet from the
road, people were constantly missing the curve at
night, almost crashing into the house. One night a car
hit the utility pole at the end of the drive so hard that
the driver and passenger went to the hospital. Blood
was everywhere, and the neighborhood was without
power for hours. Since the old beach cottage is not
exactly an evolved example of reinforced structural
engineering, I felt had the car hit the house, we would
have possibly been killed.
Out of the five neighbors on the curve on that side
of the street, three (one of whom was Commissioner
Znika) opted to put in an illegal sidewalk and invite me
to join them. I declined and instead put the rocks back.
One other neighbor also declined for financial reasons
and because their duplex was set further back from the
road, and thus further away from the curve.
I believe the reason Mrs. Fouts put the rocks there
in the first place was safety and that is valid still today.
I can't take the blame for Mr. D'Allaird's political
problems, but I must share the responsibility for those
darn rocks. They may have killed his political career,
but they probably saved his life!
Janet Aubry, Holmes Beach
Testing the waters?
Mayor Ray Simches' recommendation of Bill
D'Allaird to the Code Enforcement Board did appar-
ently separate the men from the boys.
Commissioners Doug Wolfe and George McKay
had every right to address Simches' appointee. I can-
not see how the appointment to any city board could
establish a base for a city election.
Bill D'Allaird's name-calling, i.e., "political animal,"
"zealots," etc., is either a sign of immaturity or the open-
ing shot in the 1994 mayoral race. Who is Mr. D'Allaird
testing the waters for? It's certainly not for himself.
Leon Kramer, Anna Maria City
Jet Ski noise problem
I often visit my daughter's home in Holmes Beach.
Since she pays a lot of taxes, I venture to say she
should be concerned with everything that goes on. I
note quite a few of your readers speaking out.
I have noticed an item or two lately that might be a
cause of concern. I am speaking of the ever-increasing
number of jet skis roaring just a few feet away from swim-
mers. I know they contribute to polluting your clean wa-
ters. More than ever before I counted 18 passing her prop-
erty off 78th Street. They are also noisy.
As a retired developer, I know property values can
decline when once pristine beaches lose their appeal by
an increase in noise and disruption by commercial
enterprises. Condos rent because people want to see
sunsets, birds, dolphins cavorting, etc., but mostly to
enjoy the lapping of the waves conveying peace.
We spend a lot of our money in restaurants and
stores on the Island. I feel the noise factor created by
the jet-skis is a problem. You might also discourage
the increase in bicycles on the beach.
Stop this on Anna Maria Island. It's still the place
I like the most for cleanliness and quiet.
Pat Imperato, Palm Harbor, Fla.
Keep up the good work
I so enjoyed the profile of Kay Pruden by Jan
Gooderham (also my student).
I cannot believe that shy, retiring Kay who had
never written before, has blossomed so. I'm very
proud of her!.
Congratulations on this new, much-improved Is-
Helen Nettleton, Holmes Beach
Note: Nettleton is a creative writing instructor
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
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THISE WERE THE AYS
Part 12, conclusion of the Saga of Anna Maria City,
by June Alder
Yrs n Yrs
Mitch Davis and the jail he built in 1927 when he was finishing up his five
years as Anna Maria's first mayor.
RELIC OF THE PAST
Over the years countless tourists have
stopped their cars on Pine Avenue to have
their pictures taken standing in,the door-
way of the old Anna Maria City Jail.
Postcards featuring the roofless
little building have been mailed all over
the country. It has appeared in Ripley's
"Believe It Or Not" column and the
"Keeping Posted" department of The
Saturday Evening Post when it was in
its heyday. The late Island author Wyatt
Blassingame, who wrote many an ar-
ticle for the old Post, sent the item in
and it attracted a lot of attention.
The jail that was to become a symbol
of Anna Maria Island was built by Anna
Maria City's first mayor, Mitch Davis, in
1927. Mitch told its story to an Islander
newspaper reporter in 1968 two years
before his death at the age of 85.
Mitch exploded the myth that the
jail only had but two occupants, suppos-
edly Chinese aliens smuggled in from
Cuba and nearly bitten to death by the
fierce Island mosquitoes. The truth is,
Mitch said, it had a number of guests
during the Roaring Twenties when flap-
pers and their boyfriends would come to
dance and drink the night away at the
Anna Maria beach pavilion (where the
town was founded in 1923).
"Most of the offenses were just
plain drunkenness, disturbing the peace
and threatening property, life and limb
as the liquor robbed them of their
senses," Mitch said. "We had to have
some place to put them to cool off until
their cases came up. It was good pre-
ventive medicine. After we had put a
dozen or two offenders behind bars,
why, most of the trouble stopped."
The little building had thick walls
made of tabby (blocks made with shell
mixed with mud). It had toilets, a
washbasin and septic tank that the city
got for free when Fort Dade on
Egmont Key was dismantled. And
Mitch put three feet of concrete under-
neath the floor "to be sure nobody
could tunnel their way out of there."
"There was a time," Mitch re-
called, "we had to confine overnight a
big strong drunken fellow. With his
bare hands he bent two bars apart, but
not wide enough so he could escape.
The way the bars were designed, they
were close enough together that es-
cape was impossible unless the bars
were sawn through."
During the Depression years,
when drinkers and speeders "ran out
of gas" so to speak, there was no
longer a need for the jail. In the 1940s,
the roof went up in smoke one day
when there was a high wind and no
It was Harry Varley, the founder
and long-time editor of The Islander
newspaper, who in the 1950s got the
idea of using the burnt-out hulk as a
tourist attraction. He convinced the
city commissioners to leave it stand-
ing and penned the bit of doggerel that
made the old building famous.
Varley's rhyme is not quite accu-'
rate. There are still bars. on a window
at the rear of the old jail a relic of
a bygone era on an island "Where Life
Is Peaceful... and Fishing Is Good," to
quote the motto Varley used to run on
the front page of his paper. Not as true
nowadays as it once was.
Next Week: Beginning the story of
the Hurricane of 1921
The day the jail
burned. The founder
of the old The Is-
lander newspaper had
the idea of preserving
the roofless building
as a tourist attrac-
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Turtle crawl yields
A call from a neighbor sent me running down 81 st -
Street towards the Gulf. It was late. My flashlight and
my camera clinked together as my feet hit the beach to ,
join friends and neighbors under the moonlight.
All of us had seen turtle crawls and turtle eggs re- r
moved from nests to the Island hatchery, but none of us
had ever witnessed the main event. It was time, and there .
she was a female loggerhead with her head pushed into
a wall of sea oats, preparing to lay her eggs!
We were not to turn on our flashlights or use our
camera flashes, insisted Chuck Shumard, director of .
the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and a representa- .."
tive of Florida's Department of Natural Resources. He 1
told us unnatural lights present a problem before and -
after eggs are laid. The lights can scare turtles into
abandoning the process in order to look for a safer a ,
place and confuse their sense of direction, when exit-
ing and returning to the water. After loggerheads start *
laying their eggs, however, they seem to become
oblivious to their surroundings. Lights and photo
flashes would be OK at that time, explained Shumard.
As excited as we were, we did as he asked.
As we waited, we noticed that the 120 feet of crawl
marks were abnormal as they reached from the Gulf to the
nest. The tracks showed only one back flipper; the other New beginnings
was a stub. Shumard guessed it was a natural deformity, An approximate 260-pound loggerhead turtle chos
that could present a problem for our turtle turtles use Chuck Shumard, director of the Anna Maria Turth
their back flippers to dig and then cover their nests. If the Island, pushes sand towards the turtle's good b
nothing else, our approximately 260-pound loggerhead
would have a lot of extra work to do.
We also spent time thanking Curt and Kathleen
Mitchell of Holmes Beach for alerting us.
"We had just sat down from our walk on the
beach," said Curt, "when I looked to my right. 'That
log wasn't there a moment ago,' I thought to myself.
Then I saw it move and knew it was a turtle."
For more than an hour, as the clock moved to-
wards 10 p.m., our turtle dug in the sand with the resi- "- .
due flying only to her right. Her left stub thrashed but' -
moved nothing. Finally she was still. Shumard moved .- .. .
closer, saw a few eggs (the size and shape of ping- .
pong balls) and gave us the go-ahead for flashlights
Our turtle rarely moved as she laid her 126 eggs,
which were later moved to the hatchery. A noise remi-
niscent of a long sigh tinged with a clue of exhaustion,
could be heard a few times during the 45-minute event. -
We were signaled she was done by her thrashing to the
left and right, after which her back flipper and stub -
started to cover the eggs. The stub was so ineffective
Shumard pushed sand under her good flipper, doubling
Finally, she was still again. Then, suddenly, she
made a gargantuan thrust to her left in an obvious ef- i
fort to turn around. She couldn't. Making a 180 turn
From the crackle of breaking twigs, we were afraid Lights from a Gulffront building caused the turtle
her nose was caught in the grasses and, because of the track marks behind her show how she turned towa
stub, she didn't have the leverage she needed to make ers, under the direction of Turtle Watch personnel
Shumard and Turtle Watch member Bubba
Stewart discussed how they could help her, but before
they moved in, she made one more thrust and did it!
Sure enough, just as Shumard had told us, our turtle ,
crawled parallel to the water, obviously distracted by un-
natural lighting spilling on the beach from a Gulf-front
building. Shumard told us to move toward the water, turn ,
on our flashlights and flash away for pictures. We almost
tripped over each other as we quickly obeyed. Shumard
stooped over and shoved the loggerhead to the left. Our
turtle turned, saw our lights and headed right for us.
We watched, moving our lights around, trying to
help the obviously tired loggerhead make her way to-
ward the water.
She'd walk a few paces then rest.- ':
Finally her return to the Gulf was only inches /
away. To our surprise, she stopped and set her head / .
down on the sand. We heard nothing but vividly un- '
derstood it was a moment of rejuvenation. "
She lunged into the water with her head down, her
shell losing its reflection of the moonlight as she
moved deeper into the dark sea. -
Her job was done. She was home.
Story and photos: At rest
.Joy Courtney The loggerhead stopped frequently to rest as she c
to touch her.
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se a spot near 81st Street in Holmes Beach to lay her eggs.
e Watch and responsible to the DNR for turtle activity on
back flipper to help her cover her nest.
to head away from the water after she laid her eggs. The
rds the water, attracted by the flashlight beams of onlook-
crawled toward the Gulf and on-lookers took their moment
Turtle ATVs okayed in
Look for all-terrain vehicles on the
beach in Bradenton Beach, drivers
busily looking for turtle crawls, during
the next few months.
City officials approved the ATVs
after hearing a request by Island turtle
savior Chuck Shumard last Thursday.
Shumard has requested permission
Island-wide to utilize the ATVs strictly
for the use of transporting the eggs.
He intends to use the big-tired,
four-wheeled vehicles to transport turtle
eggs to nurseries at Coquina Beach and
in Anna Maria.
Shumard said the problem is that
the turtle volunteers, mostly retired resi-
dents, often have to park several
blocks away from the turtle nest and
carry the eggs their cars and then to the
nurseries. At 20 or 30 pounds, the eggs
are a heavy load, Shumard said.
Bradenton Beach officials join offi-
cials in Anna Maria in okaying ATVs.
Holmes Beach council members
balked at the proposal, based on
Florida state law that appears to pro-
hibit non-emergency vehicle operation
Shumard, however, quoted a letter
from a Florida Department of Natural
Resources official that endorsed the
use of the ATVs on the Island.
This is written for all the true ani-
mal lovers, especially on this Island.
After returning home from a Memo-
rial Day weekend trip, I found a letter
signed by Rev. Frank Hutchison on my
front porch apologizing for accidentally
killing my cat "Baysea" with his car in
front of my home in Anna Maria City.
Upset and crying, I called Rev.
Hutchison regarding the whereabouts of
my cat. He said that he, "threw the cat
in the dumpster at Bayfront Park." I
don't believe a dead animal should be
thrown in a dumpster like an eaten piece
of chicken. -,
I'm writing this because I feel a ter-
rible loss. Not only will I never see her
again, but Baysea didn't even receive a
proper burial. I must have looked like a
maniac digging through all the trash in the
dumpster only to find my cat wasn't in it.
I appreciate the note he wrote, but I
will never, ever forgive this man who is
a preacher on Anna Maria Island, a man
who speaks of life and death, who
people are supposed to look up to and
who sets an example.
I enjoy church occasionally, but I will
never, ever attend any church that Rev.
Frank Hutchison preaches in. I don't know
this man and I have no desire to ever meet
him. This man has no compassion for ani-
mals, and it makes me wonder why people
spend their time attending church to listen
to someone of his nature.
I hope that if this ever happens to
anyone else, they have the compassion
to put the animal in a safe place until its
owner can properly do what they want
with their pet.
I am not blaming him for Baysea's
actual death, but for what he did with
I was raised in a good home, to take
the good with the bad and always for-
give and forget, but what he did is un-
forgivable to me.
Galene Shorter, Anna Maria City
Thanks to all for help
I wish to extend my gratitude to
our friends and neighbors, the Island
Chamber and Roser Church for their
generosity during the recent illness of
my husband, Myron. Your prayers,
communications and gifts created an
indelible memory and made each day
Prognosis is good. We should be
able to resume our normal lifestyle
within 30-60 days. Thank you and God
bless each of you.
Jan Martin, Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce
From St. Jack
to St. Bob:
who's funnier now?
Bob Ardren's comments in his
outdoor column regarding the ban on
purse seining for baitfish should have
appeared on the editorial page, which
is commonly reserved for opinions.
His references to religion, the roots
of this community, and his use of Latin
phrases were far more amusing than
any of my cartoons.
I attended Manatee County schools
with members of the local commercial
fishing community, the Bells, Guthries
and Capos. As far as I know, none of
them have been canonized. I also doubt
if St. Peter was using a huge, Japanese
manufactured seine net to wipe out large
schools of baitfish for a cat food com-
pany when he got the call from Jesus.
On April 14, 1993, I witnessed a
commercial fisherman in a small boat,
registration number FL8024SG, put
out his net close to shore at the north
end of Anna Maria. When he pulled in
the net, he systematically untangled a
large number of small sharks and
bashed them against the side of his
boat, killing them before throwing
them back into the water.
As much as I strained my eyes, I
could not make out even a glimmer of
a halo over his head.
Res Ispi Locutur. (The facts speak
St. Jack, the cartoonist
Note: Jack Egan is the Islander
Bystander's editorial cartoonist.
As per our discussion, I am enclos-
ing a check for $9.26 for one extra-
large Islander Bystander tee-shirt plus
tax and priority mail.
Please send it to the address I have
Thanks, I know my husband will
get a kick out of it!
Margaret Busch, Buffalo, N. Y.
Put the bridge on
I want to compliment Mr.
Rockensuess on his letter published in
the Islander on May 20 regarding the
He said it all and that's the way
most permanent residents feel about
If any bridge is built, it should be
on the north end of Longboat Key for
Thelma Blow, Holmes Beach
P.S. Keep up your good reporting.
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By Pat Copeland
Over protests by Walter and Olivia Gruen's future
neighbor, an ordinance designed to give the Gruen's re-
lief to build their home was passed unanimously by the
Holmes Beach City Council in its first reading.
The Gruens purchased an undersized canal-front
lot with the understanding that it was buildable. They
were forced to ask the council to permit them to use
a portion of the lot that is underwater to calculate lot
size, because it was determined to be undersized when
they applied for a building permit.
The ordinance establishes a procedure for all such
owners to apply for a variance.
Neighbor Peter Mansfield objected to the ordinance,
saying the previous council had nixed the idea and "the
attorneys put it off until a new council came in. You
didn't listen to what other people had to say against it."
He maintained he was not advised of recent coun-
cil discussions on the matter. He said it would ad-
versely affect the value of his lot, relax the city's build-
ing code and have an adverse affect on flood insurance
rates. Mansfield then made several personal accusa-
tions against the Gruens.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore pointed out, "At-
torneys did not ask the council to delay it. It was held
up with the mayor, and then the old council decided to
wait until the new council came on to give them the
courtesy of hearing the case. This is an adjustment we
felt needed to be in the land development code for fu-
ture property. Also, if we do grant this variance, they
will have to go before the variance board."
In their defense Olivia Gruen countered, "We've sat
here and heard Mr. Mansfield call us liars and thieves. A
lot of what he said is not so, but we didn't want to take the
council's time for something so irrelevant We're trying
to work out a situation. We are going to go forward with
this and we appreciate your consideration."
The second reading of the ordinance is scheduled
for June 15.
Landscapes at library Photo: Joy Courtney
Island artist Art Ballman works to complete his exhibit of landscapes in oil at the Island Branch Library.
Ballman is a retired architect who began painting as a hobby in 1960 while a student at Georgia Tech.
Ballman has been published in four issues of "House Beautiful" and is currently first vice-president of
the Anna Maria Artists Guild, a set designer for community theater and also an actor for the Island
Players and Chapel Players. His exhibit will be featured at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach
through the month of June.
finds local talent
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
recently sponsored a "Design an Ad" contest for '
the students of Anna Maria Elementary School.
The children were invited to choose and design
an ad for a Chamber business. The effort was an
exercise to help students understand the world of
business. Third-grade student Nichole Miller-
Freeman (center) received more than just a prize. ,
She designed an ad for Neal & Neal Realtors, "',
which chose to feature her ad in its half-page
advertisement in this issue of Islander Bystander
(see page 24). Luke Courtney (left), Chamber
board member and chairman of the education
committee, and Patti Young, representing Neal &
Neal Realtors, congratulates Nicole and her
father, Richard Freeman, a Neal & Neal sales ".
associate, while pet, Sadie, takes it all in.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Neighbor's protest does not
sway Holmes Beach council
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Kids Day Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will again spon-
sor the annual Snooks Adams' Kids Day, Saturday,
June 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bayfront Park in
Anna Maria City.
The event is free to all youngsters from Anna
Maria Island, Longboat Key and Manatee County.
There will be prizes for games, a sand castle building
contest, a treasure hunt and a contest for the best
dressed "little pirates."
Free hot dogs, Coca-Colas and Dominos pizzas
will be available for the youngsters.
For additional information, call 778-5934.
Children's 'paint in'
The Island Branch Library will begin its children's
summer programming with a "paint-in" on Wednes-
day, June 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the grounds of
Under the direction of local artist Woody Candish
and friends, the session is open to youngsters grade
two on up; adults are encouraged to participate, also.
Candish will provide paints, brushes and backdrops for
Under the Sea images created on door.
The colorful art work will remain on display
through July to promote the branch children's pro-
grams. Participants should wear old clothing and are
welcome to bring their own brushes. No registration is
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Dr., Holmes Beach. For further information, call
778-6341 and ask for Mary Kay Clune.
Vets get help at Library
The Manatee County Veteran's Service Officer
will be available at the Island Branch Library in
Holmes Beach to assist veterans filing VA claims,
certificates of eligibility, or any paperwork usually
requiring a trip to the Veterans Administration's re-
gional office in St. Petersburg.
The time is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, June 14,
21, and 28. An appointment is mandatory. To arrange
an appointment, call the Veteran's Service Office at
Opening reception at
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will have
an "Opening" reception to feature the paintings of
Marjorie McKeever and Burrell and Jeanne Maschek.
The reception will be on Sunday, June 13, from 2
p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be held at the Artists Guild Gal-
lery at 5414 Marina Drive in the Island Shopping Cen-
ter in Holmes Beach.
The public is invited and admission is free.
McClure to speak
State Representative Julie McClure will speak to
the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at its Monday,
June 14, meeting.
The 6 p.m. meeting will be held at Key West
Willie's restaurant, 107 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
The public is welcome. Call 778-7962 or 778-
1349 to let us know you're coming.
The Anna Maria Island Art League is now accept-
ing applications for its fifth annual Anna Maria Island
Festival of Fine Arts to be held on December 4 and 5,
1993, at the Holmes Beach City Hall park.
The juried festival will feature original works of
fine artists and craftsmen from Florida and other states.
Completed applications must be received by Septem-
ber 15, and interested artists and craftsmen are encour-
aged to apply early.
To receive an application, send a request along
with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Anna
Maria Island Art League, Festival Director, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
For more information, call (813) 778-2099.
... to these 1993 high school graduates from Anna
Maria Island and Manatee High School.
'Fiddler' closes Players' season
"Fiddler on the Roof" villagers (left to right)
Golde (Jan Docking), Yente (Shawn Marie
Robinson), Tevye (Sal Rabell) and Perchik (Stuart
Flaherty) try to have an amiable discussion.
"Fiddler" will be presented at The Players of
Sarasota from June 11-20. Curtain is 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday nights and 2:15 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets are $13 for adults, $6.50 for
students. The Players is located at U.S. 41 at 9th
Off Island events
Sarasota resident and nutrition specialist, Harvey
Diamond will be leading a seminar based on his
nine-million-copy bestseller, "Fit For Life." The
afternoon workshop will be filmed for a special tele-
vision presentation. The cost is $10. The seminar
will be held Sunday, June 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at
Unity Church of Sarasota, 800 Cocoanut Ave., Sa-
rasota. A pitch-in vegetarian luncheon will be held
at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 955-3301.
The Manatee Players will host two special con-
certs by Bradenton's Yellow Dog Jazz Band on Fri-
day, June 18, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 20, at 2
p.m. The program will include ragtime, blues,
Dixieland and swing and will feature works from
1899 to 1927. Tickets are $6 for all seats (general
admission; no reserved seating) and are on sale now
at the Riverfront Theatre Box Office at 102 Old
Main Street, Bradenton. Tickets may be purchased
by visiting or calling the box office at 748-5875 be-
tween 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
A poetic conception of death is explored in a
Manatee Community College Theatre Department
production of "Death Takes a Holiday." Originally
written by Alberto Casella, the play was rewritten for
-the American stage by Walter Ferris. The three-act
comedy will be presented by Instructor Ken
Erickson's summer workshop class. Performances,
beginning at 8 p.m., are scheduled for June 16, 17,18
and 19 in MCC's Studio 84 on the Bradenton Cam-
pus, 5840 26th St. West. General admission is $5; $3
for students. All seats are reserved. Tickets are on
sale at the Neel Auditorium Box Office. For more
information, call 755-1511, ext. 4240.
Historical Society to
Plans are now being discussed by the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society for the 100th anni-
versary celebration of the arrival of George Emerson
Bean, the first homesteader on Anna Maria Island.
Bean settled on Bean Point, now the North Point.
The month of May 1994 has been designated as the
celebration month. Churches, civic organizations,
clubs and the three Island cities will be invited to
participate in the gala festivities.
Summer hours for the Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, are now Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
through August. Admission is free and donations are
The Society also has a variety of picture frames
available at the museum for donations. The money
will go toward the Society's work of collecting and
preserving the history of Anna Maria Island.
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Youths cook up a storm
As part of a project for students to learn about
cooking, Andre Gotti, chef/owner of Chez Andre,
the French restaurant in Holmes Beach, taught
students at the Island's pre-school, School for
Constructive Play, to make crepes. No problem
getting them devoured. Attentive and curious, from
left, Patrick Cole, Charlie Woodson, Chef Andre,
Kala Garner and Marissa Ortiz check the batter for
Owners and chef partners at Sign of the Mermaid,
allowed daughter Serena to pick the menu for their
instructive day at the school, which included peanut
butter no-bake cookies, ham and cheese biscuits
and fruit punch. Stirring the cooking batter with
Chef Andrea are daughter Kellie Spring and
Johanna Cannon, both age five, with Chef Ed
Piano player jazzes up Duck's
By Kay Pruden
The first thing you notice about Hank McDermott
is his magnetic smile, and because of it he appears
ageless. He was dressed in tan shorts and a red banlon
shirt in keeping with our casual Island style, but there
was nothing casual about this Baldwin baby grand
piano, or the way he plays it.
Flashing that marvelous smile, he tells me, "This
is my wife Bobbi's piano. She graciously allowed me
to move it here and, as you an see, Bobbi joins me
wherever I play."
Hank McDermott has been an Island resident for
five years and has been playing at D. Coy Ducks for
the last three of them. He is originally from Maine and
after earning his Masters Degree in Music, he taught
both high school and college there.
McDermott plays at D. Coy Ducks Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
"I really enjoy working here," McDermott says.
"They are great people to work for and we often have
other musicians dropping by just to sit in. It's never
planned, but it always adds interest and the element of
surprise to the evening."
McDermott is a member of the Sarasota Jazz Club
and has played in concerts from Venice to Tampa, in-
cluding the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. At D.
Coy's he plays dinner music, show tunes, sing-alongs
or just about anything requested.
The cozy pub-like atmosphere of D. Coy Ducks is
a perfect setting for this man, his music and that great
[IE THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 10, 1993 N PAGE 11
Patsy L. Frye of Holmes Beach announces the
engagement of her daughter, Libby Lovelace of
Redondo Beach, Calif., to Michael John Thomas of
Long Beach, Calif., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Tho-
mas of Carmichael, Calif. She is also the daughter of
the late Dr. William Kenneth Frye.
The couple will wed Oct. 23 at Christ Church -
Episcopal, Redondo Beach.
Miss Frye is a 1984 graduate of Manatee High School
and a 1988 graduate of Southern Methodist University.
She is a buyer for Princess Cruises Duty Free Shops. The
bridegroom-elect is a 1983 graduate of El Camino High
School and a 1988 graduate of State University Sacra-
mento. He is director of Quality Austral-Asia for Austra-
lia New Zealand Direct Lines.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie L. White of Bradenton
announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen
Renee, to Steve Conrad Plath of Bradenton, son of
Fern Plath of Holmes Beach and the late Wesley
The couple will wed June 19 at Roesel Ranch
on the Manatee River.
Miss White attended Southeast High School
and received a bachelor of arts degree in math from
the University of South Florida in 1990. She is a
The bridegroom-elect is a firefighter and an
emergency medical technician with Cedar Ham-
mock Fire Department.
and the pulpit
Pastor Dan Kilts of the
Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church in Holmes Beach
has had a "talking"
friend for years. Kilts and
Jerry, a ventriloquial
figure, entertain church
members as everyone
enjoys an informal
Sunday fellowship potluck
dinner. Jerry has been
known to also assist
Pastor Kilts in dialogue
Photo: Courtesy of
Bank does its
Bob Hogue, vice-presi-
dent First Union National
Bank of Florida, Holmes
Beach, stands by the
bank's on-going exhibit,
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prints by Mary Ruth
emphasize concern for
endangered plant species.
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So long to our
At end of the school year Anna Maria Elementary
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left) Vicki Small. The fifth-graders didn't leave
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
*May 12, 300 block of Palm Drive, theft of ladder.
*May 23,400 block of Magnolia Avenue, burglary. A
window screen was removed for entry and another
screen was removed from the inside to allow other
suspects to enter. The television was left on and RR
was written on the counter.
*May 29, 3rd Street North and Gulf Drive North,
Baker Act. Subject flagged down officer and said-she
could not handle life anymore and wanted help. She
was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital.
*May 29, Sports Lounge, 116 Bridge St., theft of beer
pitcher and DUI.
*May 29, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North, dog bite.
*May 29, 100 block of 3rd Street South, aggravated
assault. Two roommates were arguing and one threat-
ened to kill the other.
*May 30, 1000 block of Gulf Drive North, spouse battery.
*May 30, Coquina Beach, theft of wallet from automobile.
*May 30, 2200 block of Avenue C, spouse battery.
*May 31, Coquina Beach, lost child.
*June 1, 2600 block of Gulf Drive North, stalking. An
ex-husband with an active domestic violence injunc-
tion phoned his ex-wife numerous times.
*June 2, Coquina Beach, attempted automobile bur-
glary. The suspect attempted to gain entry by punch-
ing out the driver's side door lock.
*June 2, Coquina Beach, automobile burglary. The
suspect punched out the driver's side door lock and
took a purse and a compact disk player.
'June 2, Coquina Beach, automobile burglary. The
suspect punched out the passenger side door lock and
took a wallet.
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*June 3, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic violence.
*June 5, Coquina Beach, lewd and lascivious. A nude
male was lying on a beach towel.
*May 29, 5200 block of Gulf Drive North, trespass.
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*May 30, Clark and Palm Drives, suspicious persons.
The officer received a complaint about four men stand-
ing around an automobile, and one male was showing
a rifle and a hand gun. The guns turned out to be a
paint gun and a cap gun.
*May 30, Manatee Public Beach, petty larceny of a
*May 31, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, vandalism. Dur-
ing a violent domestic argument, the girlfriend burned
the boyfriend's clothes and bike.
*May 315400 block of Marina Drive, burglary to au-
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Council learns about police auxiliary
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach City Council received a lesson on
the workings of its police auxiliary from Police Chief
Rick Maddox at Thursday's work session.
Maddox said the city's auxiliary officers must be
certified police officers, meeting the state definition of
part-time officers and he read the definition from state
statute to the council.
Maddox described two amendments in the city's
personnel policy regarding auxiliary officers that
they may not be compensated without prior approval
of the mayor and they may not carry a concealed fire
arm while off-duty.
"There are three primary benefits of a well-trained
and capable police auxiliary," said Maddox. They can
patrol waterways and beaches and participate in crime
There are currently six auxiliary officers, with
authorization for 10. Four of the six are certified to
operate water craft and two of the six are women. Of-
ficers must be at least 19 years of age and put in 16
hours of time in each calendar month.
"The auxiliaries primary function at the moment
is to be proficient in the police officer's role and to
assist the police officer on the duty shift," Maddox
said. "They can be called out for any type of function,
detail or whatever, but the 16 hours they put in a month
is essentially to accompany the full-time officer."
Council also discussed an ordinance to change the
vesting of police officers from 15 to 10 years. Ward
Foster, actuary for the police fund, explained that the
recommended schedule is a hybrid between the mini-
mum in the state statute and the private sector. The
vesting schedule would be 50 percent after five years
and 10 percent per year after that. The new schedule
will not affect anyone currently drawing benefits.
The first reading to enact this ordinance will be on
In other business, Jack and Pauline DeUnger,
Holmes Beach residents and accredited surveyors for
Access US, offered their services to the city in com-
plying with the American Disabilities Act. They
agreed to meet with city department heads to deter-
mine what changes need to be made to bring the city
Council will discuss standardization of employee
benefits at the first budget work session on June 24.
Ordinances opposing the county's recycling plan
and supporting the Florida League of Cities' proposed
review of double taxation and opposition to proposed
legislation giving the state power to over ride local
planning and zoning ordinances will be discussed at
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Don't crush that nest!
and hand me the ray
By Bob Ardren mary concern. You are more likely to be-
Outdoor Perspective come ill from your local salad bar."
Shuffle now and just keep doing So if you're a healthy person and
it the rest of the summer. "Our friends" like raw oysters, enjoy them. Just make
the stingrays are back. So just shuffle sure you buy them from a reliable
those feet when wading and you've source.
nothing to worry about. White goes on to say in his article that
I'd feel even better about rays if this scare is probably just another round in
somebody would send me a good the ongoing campaign against commercial
recipe for them. fishermen in Florida. The developers and
But along with rays come the turtles, promoters have long wanted to rid the
and nesting season is finally really getting scene of commercial fishermen for lots of
underway on the Is-
land. Sea turtle savior
Chuck Shumard and
his dedicated volun-
teers report a total of 17
turtle nests on our
beaches so far this sea-
son. The eggs from
nine of them are incu-
bating at the Willow
Street hatchery, with
the remainder down at
'Each time the com-
industry is discred-
ited, developers profit
by getting just a little
closer to eliminating
the Coquina Beach hatchery.
Shumard also reports "We had 38
or 39 false crawls so far this year and
that's a lot. The turtles seem a little
confused with the beach renourishment
and that may be why we're getting so
many false crawls."
One ugly little thing to report about
the turtle nesting season is the damaged
nest found near the Harbor House.
Shumard reports there was obvious evi-
dence of tampering and that someone
also obviously tried to cover up the
turtle tracks leading up to the nest and
back to the water.
As has been mentioned in this
space before, any tampering with a
nesting turtle, her nest or her eggs is a
felony in this country. The fine is ex-
tremely heavy and can include one year
in the slammer. And as I've said before,
it's deserved, in my opinion.
If you find evidence of a sea turtle
nest on any beach, just give Chuck
Shumard a call at 778-1156 and then,
shucks, bask in the glory of having
done the right thing.
In case you're interested, Mexico
has now passed a turtle protection law
similar to ours, so they've come to re-
alize the value of these creatures too.
So I see by the TV and papers that
the "experts" are now recommending
we stop eating any raw oysters. This
latest round of media hysteria seems to
have gotten started back in February
when a tQbloid TV show called "20/20"
aired a "report" called "Danger on the
Randy Wayne White, former
Sanibel fishing guide and now novelist
and monthly columnist for "Outside"
magazine, decided to chase down the
truth, and it makes for a fascinating
story in the June issue of "Outside." It's
on the newsstand now.
Cutting to the chase here, White
quotes David Vaughan, director of
aquacultures at the Harbor Branch
Oceanographic Institution in Fort
Pierce, as saying, "According to the
most recent study on diseases cause by
food, seafood and that includes raw
shellfish is less of a disease problem
than any other major food source."
In the same article, Mark Tamplin,
associate professor of food safety at the
University of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, says, "If
you're worried about food-borne illness
or mortality, raw oysters are not your pri-
reasons, not the least of
which is that they can
then go ahead and
build condos on the
sites of harbors and fish
He also quotes
biologist Jack Rudloe,
one of north Florida's
best known and re-
ists, on why this is true.
"Because fish houses and a vibrant
commercial fishery are impediments to
development. Also, visit any commer-
cial fishing docks anywhere in this
country and judge for yourself how
valuable that property is to developers.
The channels are already dredged and
marked. The business zoning is already
extant. Each time the commercial fish-
ing industry is discredited, developers
profit by getting just a little closer to
eliminating it entirely."
Through the good graces of an old
friend, I managed to do some fishing in
the Keys last week, and can report lots
of dolphin up to 40 and even 50 pounds
being caught offshore in the middle
Keys. Likewise, both swordfish and
marlin, an unusual combination there.
But we fished the back country and
saw the wretched condition of Florida
Bay, a wonderful fishing grounds just a
couple of years ago. Now the algae
forms a "dead zone" and the water
looks like "Mountain Dew," the popu-
lar soft drink. You know, like Sarasota
Bay on a very bad day.
We put nearly 100 miles on a flats
boat one day looking for clear water and
fish, and found none of either. Once we
were three miles north of Islamorada,
we never found any clear water all the
way to Flamingo, 30 miles to the north.
It's very sad, what has happened there
in the past couple of years.
I asked David Tomasko, who lived
in the Keys for years and is now the sci-
entist for the Sarasota Bay Project,
about it and he says the collapse started
around 1990 or '91. "Now the area is
really falling to pieces," he commented.
"What's even worse," he went on to
explain, "is that the Army Corps of En-
gineers tripled the water flow out of the
Everglades in response to demands for
action, and things just got worst."
I don't pretend to know what the
answers are for Florida Bay or even
Sarasota Bay, but at least we've gotten
started on figuring out the local prob-
lems and we know there are no simple
Perhaps the biggest irony of the
Florida Bay situation is that virtually the
entire body of water is part of Ever-
glades National Park, and it's supposed
to be a national showplace.
Hey, they even banned commercial
fishing there years back to "insure the
Bay's pristine quality."
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catches bull off
Dennis Shavey from Key
Royale went fishing with
Anna Maria Island
charter boat Captains
Mike Heistand and Eric
Bergan in the Keys.
Shavey stands by the
40-pound bull dolphin
he caught. Sixty other
smaller dolphin added
to his catch.
Tarpon are coming through
By Captain Mike Heistand
Dave from the Anna Maria City Pier reported
angelers were catching a lot of mackerel during the
daytime, trout at night and redfish anytime of the day
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said
the fleet had a very good week. It's four-hour trip av-
eraged 70 head of Key West grunts and porgies, its six-
hour trip averaged 150 head of black and red grouper,
lane snapper and yellowtail snapper while its nine-
hour trip averaged 100 head of black and red grouper,
mangrove and vermilion snapper, and a 35-pound
amberjack with a few scamp.
Shirley from the Bradenton Beach Pier told me
that at her location redfish, flounder and pompano
were making a good show during the day.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said that
the "Foxfire" went out on an overnight trip and
brought back 250 pounds of blackfin tuna. He also said
the redfish were up on the flats and oyster beds.
Dewey from the Rod & Reel Pier reported redfish
were being caught with shrimp and pinfish, pompano
with white and yellow jigs, and trout with shrimp. He
added they saw tarpon coming through.
Clyde from Annie's Bait & Tackle told me Cap-
tain Dave Pinkham with Gulf to Bay Charters had a
lot to report because the action was hotter than hot
offshore. Barracuda were everywhere, yellowtail
snapper were found in 60-plus feet of water and
bonita, a few kings and blackfin were found at 100
feet. Captain Zack with "Dee Jay II" said snook have
settled in response to less air pressure and provided
good sport up to 16 pounds. Plenty of redfish were
coming in at all sizes up to 33 inches. Trout were
found in small numbers but their size, 20 to 25
inches, was good. In the Gulf, a few tarpon showed
up with a lot of mangrove snapper, mackerel and
cobia out there. Captain Zack added a fisherman by
the name of Robert Dare caught a eight-pound, 25-
inch black drum using live shrimp.
As for me, I've "gone fishing" this week. Have
a great week and great catches!
Tennis group forms
Islanders who play tennis at Walton Tennis Cen-
ter in Bradenton will be interested to know that they
are organizing a tennis association which will give the
Center new dimensions.
Under their new organization, a social committee
will be planning a number of activities in addition to
tennis. These will include among other things, lun-
cheon and dinner affairs, special events and trips to
Another committee will study the needs of the fa-
cility in terms of its physical plant and improvements
to its maintenance. The committee will make recom-
mendations to the county for replacement, upgrade and
preservation of the facilities.
Still another committee will study ways to attract
new players to the facility through various outreach
programs such as team tennis, junior involvement
and possibly wheelchair tennis.
Of the 200 present members, approximately 20 Is-
landers are already participating in Walton activities.
Interested players and tennis enthusiasts may
pick up a copy of Walton Tennis Center's proposals
at the center, located adjacent to G.T. Bray Park at
3600 59th St. W., Bradenton. Leave your name, ad-
dress and phone number there for future contact or
call Islander Matt Donohue at 778-2401.
The boys of
Area restaurants are
forming a summer softball
I b league with some 11 teams
and counting. Getting in a
little warm-up game, Beach
Bistro combined with D. Coy
Ducks to form "Beach
Ducks" and played
Euphemia Haye. Bistro
owner Sean Murphy, left,
Cafe Bijou owner Freddie
Matson (playing for former
-<. ] employer Euphemia) and
Lou Fiorentino from Ducks,
survey the action. The final
score was Euphemia 15,
Ducks 14. We'll let you
know the schedule as soon
as they know.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 6/10 6:10 1.5ft 9:59 1.3ft 4:25 2.0ft11 11:22 0.5ft
Fri 6/11 6:41 1.7it 11:321.2it 5:37 1.811t -
Sat 6/12 7:14 1.8t1 12:040.6ft 6:59 1.6ft 1:05 1.0ft
Sun 6/13 7:52 2.0ft 12:430.811 8:34 1.5ft 2:18 0.8ft11
Mon 6/14 8:25 2.1ft 1:15 1.011t 10:05 1.4ft 3:22 0.6ft
Tue 6/15 8:57 2.3ft 1:50 1.1ft 11:26 1.4ft 4:15 0.4t11
Wed 6/16 9:36 2.4ft 2:15 1.3ft ---- 5:04 0.2ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.
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Westwood Fletcher Jr.
Col. Westwood 'Wes' H. Fletcher, Jr., 70, of
Holmes Beach, died June 1.
Mr. Fletcher was a native of Bradenton and a long
time Island resident. He
S "- g served as a fighter pilot dur-
ing World War II, the Ko-
rean War, and the Vietnam
War before his retirement
/ 'v as a colonel in the U. S. Air
Force. He graduated from
Duke University, the Na-
tional War College, and the
Geneva College of Geneva,
A Manatee County
commissioner for eight
years, he was commission chairman from January
through March 1983 and was Manatee County admin-
istrator for two years. He was a member of the YMCA
board of directors, a board member of the Manatee
Chamber of commerce and a member of Christ Epis-
copal Church. He headed the American Heart Associa-
tion Manatee County Chapter and was past director of
the Manatee County YMCA.
For his service to Manatee County, it has been
suggested the Manatee County Government Adminis-
trative Center in Bradenton, be named after him.
Survivors included his wife, Audrey; a son,
Westwood III of Bradenton; two daughters, Joan of
Hollywood and Lynda Fletcher Ray of Tampa; a
brother, Newman of Fort Myers; a sister, Marinel
Hammock of Clearwater, and four grandchildren.
really get results from 9,500 newspapers
delivered on Anna Maria Island
and to the surrounding area.
Visitation was held last Friday at Shannon Funeral
Home, Westview Chapel, followed by a Masonic ser-
vice. Funeral services were held the following day at
Christ Episcopal Church. Committal services and
burial with military honors were held last Monday at
the Florida National Cemetery Bushnell.
Fenella 'Kay' C. Cossairt
Fenella "Kay" C. Cossairt, 80, of Anna Maria,
died June 3 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Mrs. Cossairt was a lifelong resident of the area. She
was the former owner, instructor and counselor of the
Lakeland Beauty College in Lakeland. She was the former
owner and founder of the Bradenton Beauty Academy.
Mrs. Cossairt was a member of Christ United Method-
ist Church in Lakeland. She was a member of the American
Business Women's Association, Phi Beta Kappa sorority and
Women of the Moose Lodge, Lakeland.
She was past present of Florida Hairdressers &
Cosmetologists Association of Tampa and Lakeland,
first president and founder of Florida Beauty Schools
Association, past vice president of the National Asso-
ciation of Cosmetology Schools, past president of
Business and Professional Women's Association and
was named Woman of the Year. She was a HOPE
counselor in Bradenton.
She is survived by her husband, James C.; a
daughter, ReNell C. Moroz of Bradenton; a son, Wil-
liam R. Johnson of Lakeland; a brother, William
Radcliffe Kermode of Terra Ceia; four grandchildren,
and four great-grandchildren.
No visitation was held. Graveside service was held
at Palmetto Cemetery with Rev. John D. Hiers Jr. of-
ficiating. Memorials may be made to HOPE Family
Services, P. 0. Box 1624, Bradenton, Fla. 34206.
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
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.
Roy H. Dunlap
Roy. H. Dunlap, 70, of Anna Maria, died June 2
in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Cameron, Texas, Mr. Dunlap came to
Anna Maria from Rome, N.Y., 14 years ago. He was
an engineer for Hughes Air-
craft and a member of Sara-
sota Pilots Association.
On Anna Maria Island,
he was an avid supporter of
the Island Players and
worked for years as its
Politically he was known
through his work as chairman
of the board of zoning ap-
peals in Anna Maria City.
He is survived by his
wife, Dorothy M.; two daughters, Diana Rhodes of San
Antonio, Texas, and Lisa Buckhaults of Angleton,
Texas; a sister, Blanche Thornburg of Canyon Lake,
Texas; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Holmes Beach.
Services were held the same day at the funeral
home with Rev. Ben H. Eason officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung
Association of Southwest Florida, 1436 Royal Palm
Blvd., Fort Myers, Fla. 33919.
Leon Kramer was re-appointed to the Anna Maria
City Code Enforcement Board. The appointment was
omitted in the article "AMC commissioners grill code
candidate" in last week's issue.
closer (3lemnraI a immunity (Spiurr
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
9:00 ............... Sunday School
10:00........... Sunday Worship
10:00 ............Children's Church
V Sat. 7:00pm ... Seaside Worship
512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Transportation & Nursery Available
Come, Celebrate Christ 778-0414
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BRADENTON HOLMES BEACH
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Frederick 'Fritz' Miller Jr.
Frederick "Fritz" Miller Jr., 82, of Holmes Beach,
died June 5 at home.
Born in Pesen, Germany, Mr. Miller came to
Holmes Beach in 1978. He was a U.S. Air Corps vet-
eran of the South Pacific in World War II. He was
superintendent of maintenance at the Richland County
Highway Department for more than 30 years. He was
a Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of
Mansfield's Venus Lodge No. 152; Grand Chapter
Royal Archmason's No. 28; Mansfield Council Royal
Masons No. 94; Knight Templars No. 21; Baku Grotto
and the Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter No. 17 of
Mansfield; Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite as a 32nd
Degree Mason; Sahib Temple Shrine in Sarasota; the
Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 189; the Gulf Shrine
Club of Anna Maria Island; High Twelve Club No.
357 in Holmes Beach; and American Legion Post No.
16 in Mansfield. He was a member of St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Mansfield and an associate mem-
ber of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Olga Luich; a son,
Frederick III, of Jacksonville; a daughter, Milena, of
California; two sisters Alice Stevenson and Katherine
Lutz, both of Mansfield; a brother, Joseph, of Florida;
and a grandchild.
A memoiral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
Knight Templars Eye Foundation, 5097 N. Elston Ave.,
Suite 101, Chicago, Ill. 60630-2460, or Shriner's Hospi-
tal for Crippled Children, 12502 N. Pine Dr., Tampa, Fla.
For all your real estate needs
Toni King. Realtor/Associate
Office: (813) 795-2211
After Hours: (813) 778-1785
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[jM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E JUNE 10, 1993 E PAGE 19
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Anna Maria 806 S Bay Blvd
2418 Avenue C
601 Gulf Dr N #103
Gulf Watch Condo
309 63rd St
3210 6th Av
3401 Gulf Dr #121
Bayfront 2-story 1964
3br/3ba/lcar 2400 sfla
week of 5/17/93
week of 5/17/93
1984 City Nat'l/Petre
1200 sfla week of 5/17/93
ground duplex 1972
4bed/2bath/2car 1976 sfla
elevated duplex 1987
4br/4ba 2240 sfla
week of 5/17/93
1092 sfla week of 5/17/93
5300 Gulf Dr highrise #303 1972
Martinique N Condo 2br/2ba Gulffront 1135 sfla
6700 Gulf Dr #18 elevated condo 1976
18 Gulf Place Condo 3br/2ba Gulf view 1400 sfla
7100 Gulf Dr #210
week of 5/17/93
week of 5/17/93
1100 sfla week of 5/17/93
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
Henry J. Van Welde
Henry J. Van Welde, 81, of Holmes Beach, died May 30.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Van Welde started coming to
the area in 1979 from Powell, Ohio.
He was a 1934 graduate of the University of
Michigan with a degree in electrical engineering. He
was affiliated with the Triangle fraternity. Mr. Van
Welde served his country in both the U.S. Army and
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Tom for your brochure & land code use infor-
Tom Nelson I
605C Manatee Ave. West
Navy as a Lt. Commander. He settled in Cleveland,
Ohio, as a manufacturing representative and owned his
own company. He resided in Brecksville and
Hinckley, Ohio, until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice H. Sampson-Van
A memorial service was held at Church of Annun-
ciation. Memorials may be made to the church, at 4408
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
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[U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 10, 1993 1 PAGE 20
SALE OF THE WEEK
Barbara Sato of Betsy Hills
Real Estate concluded the
Contract for Sale and Pur-
chase of 806 S Bay Blvd a
mere 2 1/2 weeks after Betsy
Hills listed it. On Tampa
Bay, this 3 bedroom 3 bath 2
story home has its own white
sandy beach, something that
is becoming a big draw (to
the tune of $350,000) for this
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Coquina Reef lBd, 1Ba turnkey furnished.
Close to new library in Bradenton Beach. 2
Blocks to new beach. A steal at $57,000.
Pelican Cove 2Bd 2Ba in a 16 unit complex
with pool, tennis, jacuzzi and boat dock. Excel-
lent rental. Great water views. $130,000.
Gulf Watch We still have a limited number of
choice units available. Turnkey furnished 1200
square feet across from the new beach. Starting
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800
^ REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker
Holmes Beach Location
This well-maintained, two bedroom/two bath home has
ceramic tile floors, automatic sprinkler system, lots of
extra landscaping and a lovely screened porch. Short
walk to beach and convenient to shopping. Asking
$119,500. (813) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
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GREAT VISTAS From this exceptional 2BR 2BA ISLAND RESIDENCE Modern, well maintained
condominium. You can see from Tampa to Sarasota 2BR 2BA residence located on north tip of Island.
along the Intracoastal waterway. Recently redeco- Short walk to prime beach. Oversized garage with
rated from top to bottom. Premium bayfront for only large storage workshop area. New roof in 93.
$129,900. Call Stan Williams. Priced to sell at $139,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
MOM AND POP MOTEL 9 units plus owner's unit
close to Bay and Gulf. Business increasing steadily.
$595,000. Owner financing available. Call Stan
Williams for details.
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
SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes, side by side, only
one-half block to sandy walking beach. Offered at
$194,500. Possible owner financing. Call Dave
BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach in
front of this lovely 2BR 2BA, turnkey furnished
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SPORTSMAN HARBOR! #50204 $108,900 ... 2 bedroom, 1 bath
turnkey furnished! Call T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427 eves.
ISLAND VILLAGE! #51953 $159,900 ... 3 bedroom with private spa
and Gulf view. This townhouse is elegantly furnished! Call T. Dolly
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SAN REMO SHORES! #50223 $178,700 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath canal
home with caged, heated pool. Move-in today! Call Bob or Lu Rhoden,
GREAT LOCATION! #51650 $169,000 ... Ideal
as 2 bedroom with guest quarters. Call T. Dolly
Young now or 778-5368 eves.
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Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.
HERITAGE WEST! #50905 $56,900 ... Very
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IIJ THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E JUNE 10, 1993 N PAGE 21
LIVE THE DREAM ... A LIFE OF SANDY BEACHES AND SUNSETS.
Gulf Garden Apartments
Apartment complex offers the Island lifestyle
across Gulf Drive from white sandy walking
beaches. Six units in three buildings on three lots
in Holmes Beach. Room for a pool. Lots of great
possibilities. Buyer could assume mortgage,
seller take a second. $50,000 cash down to quali-
fied buyer. $338,000. For more details call Rose
ROSE SCHNOERR, REALTOR* GRI, LTG, RRC
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^'^ .KEY WEST STYLE
Gorgeous NEW home,
approximately 400 ft to
white sandy beach &
sparkling blue water!
if Spacious 2 bed, 2 bath,
w"ilh beautiful whihe tiled kitchen. bailh & 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.
2806 Ave. C. $44,000 A South Harbor lot for $54,500.
2803 Ave. E., with Gulf view. $72,500.
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Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 L_
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FEATURE OF THE WEEK
GREAT VIEWS FROM LA COSTA
Totally refurbished condo, including new carpet, tile, ap-
pliances and furniture. 2BR/2B, pool, covered parking and
screened lanai. $119,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
PARADISE Bask in the sun while watching birds and
boats on the Bayou. Upgraded 2BR condo gives you
paradise at the affordable price of $89,900. Ken
BETTER THAN GULFFRONT Where the Gulf
meets the Bay at the very tip of the Island. Find the
comfort and charm of a true beach house in this 4BR/
3B residence. $489,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
ANYTHING ELSE IS A COMPROMISE! Contem-
porary 3BR/2B canalfront home in Anna Maria's most
prestigious nautical community North Point Harbour.
Split plan, French doors, screened atrium, great room
with vaulted ceilings. $349,000. Don and Karen
REDUCED FOR A QUICK SALE! Cozy well main-
tained duplex near beach. Exceptional lot with fruit trees
could expand or convert to a 3BR/2B single family home.
A real bargain at $129,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
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3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
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around porch, bring your boat. $169,900.
GREAT DUPLEX close to the beach. 2BR/1.5
BA each side. Fenced yard, workshop and inside
utility. Screened porch. JUST $169,900.
WALK TO THE BEACH Beach cottage 2BR/
2BA home with large heated caged pool. Sepa-
rate 2 car garage with workshop. $169,900.
GULF VIEW from both levels 2BR/2.5BA half du-
plex. Full balcony on 2nd floor for privacy and 2
car garage. Walk to the beach. $198,500.
BAYWINDS CONDO 2&3 BR, boat dock on
Intracoastal waterway. Nice quiet setting.
ISLAND SIX-PLEX with 2BR/2BA each
unit. Great assumable loan. Swimming pool
on property. Recently painted and waiting for
new buyer. $450,000.
ISLAND LOT located one block to shopping &
beach. Build your own Island paradise. $62,000.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
Neal & Neal, Realtors (813) 778-2261
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Planning to SELL or RENT you
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Elevator, swimming pool & tennis fa- We've newly listed a 2BR/2BA unit in Seaside
cilities. A nice two bedroom, 2 bath Gardens. Beautiful canal view and direct Bay
S,.access. Low monthly maintenance fee of $35.
unit. $94,900. Or a two bedroom, 2 Room for boat dock. Priced to sell $89,000.
bath townhouse. $119,900. Call Rosemary Schulte (eves. 794-6615).
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Island duplex on the Gulf in choice Anna Maria
beach! Great for partnership investment as two
identical units designed as two single-family
homes. Beautifully maintained, turnkey units
and excellent rental history! REDUCED PRICEI
Call TODAY for details!
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259
ur property? Please call an ISLAND -
our ISLAND Real Estate :Offices
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ied ISLAND offices!
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849 N. Shore Dr.
Gulffront in Anna Maria on northern
tip of Anna Maria Island. 4 bedroom,
2.5 baths. $275,000.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
ISLAND DUPLEX: Modern elevated duplex with 1
car garage and carports, convenient enclosed stair-
way to living areas. Each side is 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
with private balconies. Cooking is a joy with well ap-
pointed kitchen. Ample storage throughout. Catch the
sunset with short stroll to beautiful Gulf Beach. Best
priced elevated duplex on the Island at $122,900.
To see, call Debbie Walther, 794-6295 eves.
ISLAND DUPLEX: 1 bedroom, 1 bath each side. Excel-
lent rental history. Short walk to Gulf and Bay. Priced at
only $79,000. Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Sit back and collect
the rent with this turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2
bath each side duplex, refurbished in 92. New ex-
terior paint, kitchen cabinets, appliances, ceramic
tile floors, carpet and more. Short walk to a wide
sandy beach. $125,000. Please call DebbieWalther
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext. 56 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MIS I __--
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Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152
) CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. W AT CORTEZ ROAD
Elaine is still here ...
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
of Florida, Inc. Rxoo6s455
i- VINYL SIDING
I *e SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
-* 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
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RESIDENTIAL AUTO COMMERCIAL
American Disabilities Act Surveys
& SECURITY I
Licensed Bonded Insured
EMERGENCY SERVICE .'"'
C Gary & Elaine 778-5594
* Deffenbaugh After 5PM 778-34681
CLIP & SAVE m- -- I
* Free Estimates
loll .11 ROUND
" si; ITAX SERVICE
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, E.-A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
RADIO SHACK Realistic Scanner. Program-
mable. Picks up police, fire & rescue, Coast
Guard and can seek and find for cellular phone.
MICROSOFT MOUSE, PS/2 version, never
used, (retails for $109, catalog priced at $89),
asking $55. 5.5 Word for dos (sells for $370).
Never registered or used. Asking $195 (includes
Grammatik IV). 778-9392.
USED ASSORTED WINDOWS for sale. Take all
for $100. 778-4800 ask for Lynn.
FOR SALE Office desk $45, King headboard w/
2 night stands, 6 drawer dresser $75, Similar set
but twin $65, convection oven $30, Drexel
dresser $190, washer & dryer, other items.
FISHING RODS & reels. Tackle & bait box. Ste-
reo/record player. 778-1769.
FOR SALE Self propelled 18" reel mower $50.
Drop-in elec range $40. Dishwasher $30. Dbl
kitchen sink (cast iron) $25. Garbage disposal
$20. 3 ceiling fans $10 each. Best off on any. All
in good condition. 778-9618.
SAVE 50% Business travel or family vacations.
Never pay full price for hotels and dining again.
Plus save up to 50% on over 1,000 cruises.
LeisuretymeT Travel Club membership 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.
BIG MOVING SALE Fri, June 11 & Sat, June 12.
8 to 2. Furniture, patio furniture, lots of household
goods and misc. 305 Tarpon, Anna Maria. (Cor-
ner of Magnolia, east of Community Center).
RV New engine, fully equipped, solar panel, gen-
erator, deep cycle batteries, good tires, etc.
$5000. (813) 778-6885.
FISHING ABOARD the "FISH HOEK" with Cap-
tain Mitch Cockrell on 17' boat. 1/2,3/4 & full day
charters. Snook, tarpon, trout & redfish. 745-
1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer in-
cluded. Worth $14,000, sacrifice at $10,000.778-
4084 or 778-6541.
FISHING BOAT 17' Wellcraft, 55 Johnson, trailer
$1650. Tandem boat trailer $800. MerCruiser 6-
cyl outdrive, complete $1600. Tampa 962-0817.
1987 21' CELEBRITY V-6, 205hp, MerCruiser I/
0. VHF and loran. 1 owner in mint condition.
18' HOBIE CAT with wings and trailer. New tram-
poline. Excellent condition $1200. 778-0437.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-
smoker. Harrington House Beachfront Bed &
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.
EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE sale associate
for active Anna Maria Island office. Unlimited pos-
sibilities, nice office, guaranteed sales. NEAL &
MANNAUSA. Call 778-6665.
EXTRA SUMMER $ Sitter needed for 10 & 8
year old. Afternoons and some early evenings.
Located on the beach. 778-5312.
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experi-
ence. Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates.
Call Don 778-2356.
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature
companion in your home? Non-smoker, cook,
drive, etc. Full-time or part-time. 778-8216.
GRADUATE NURSE Flexible and reliable, physi-
cal therapy, stroke re-hab. Excellent references.
Cook and non-smoker. 798-3706.
ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring land-
scape into a yard bursting with blooming flowers
and color. For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for
the beach environment all summer, call 778-
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office,
or dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing
includes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & under-
belly cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires &
trim dressed and much more. Protect your invest-
ment. Call Damon on mobile number 356-4639.
Patty & Co. We do everything. Light cleaning,
spring cleaning, windows, moving help, what-
ever! Rental property our specialty for 18 1/2
years on this island. 10% discount to Tom
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remod-
eling specialist. State licensed and insured. Many
island references. 778-2993.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE.
Professional repairs & installation. Fully insured
and a Manatee County resident for 25 years. Call
Ken Montgomery for your free estimate today at
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remod-
eling & repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia,
roof-overs, carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. In-
sured, references, reasonable prices. Rex Rob-
Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS *- 7 DAYS A WEEK
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
See us for Carpet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach t 778-6903
SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING
Specialists in Insurance Work
Water and Flood Extractions
24-Hour Emergency Service
Call Sunshine for all your carpet needs.
315 58th St. Holmes Beach 778-6903
Aluminum, Wood, Vinyl Siding Cleaning
Wood Decks, Patios and Boats
Free Estimates Insured Tom Thompson
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ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private
parties or any occasion. 794-5947.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your
home or condo while your are away. Call Jon
Kent mobile #745-4723 for information.
GINIE'S PERSONALIZED CLEANING A clean-
ing service to meet your needs. Will drive and run
errands. Island resident with island references.
COMPANION, CARING person to help with per-
sonal care. Cook, clean, chauffeurs license, free
to travel. Licensed massage therapist. Longtime
Island resident. References, nice appearance,
good education. Non-smoker. 383-2747.
CHILD CARE Certified teacher, mother of two,
will care for your child in my home. 778-2068,
QUALITY CLEANING Island resident w/island
references. Residential/commercial. Depend-
able, honest. 778-5371.
SPECIAL WEEKEND OFFER at Island West
Apartments. Includes 2 night stay (Fri & Sat) plus
late check out Sunday. Hospitality bar and Sat-
urday evening BBQ. Call now for reservations
SUMMER RENTAL Large, direct gulf front.
Beach, tennis, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, etc. Two
week rentals for summer or fall. 794-8877 or 778-
FEMALE WANTED to rent large bedroom in 3/2
house in northwest Bradenton, w/35 year old fe-
male. House privileges. 10 minutes from Island.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front
apartments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/
RENTAL TO SHARE Nice Anna Maria water-
front. Dock, washer/dryer, fully fumished. Smoker
OK. $300 + 1/2 utilities. 778-1273.
BAYSIDE BEAUTY 1 BR & large studio room, liv-
ing room w/fire place, kitchen and dining room.
Lower duplex with unobstructed view from Cortez
bridge to Sarasota. $775 annual. 778-0300.
SPACE AVAILABLE Excellent store front loca-
tion at Alexis Plaza 9801 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria.
Rent negotiable. 778-6309.
ISLANDER ADS really get results from 9,500 news-
papers delivered on the island and to the area.
1 BEDROOM Fumished apartment, 1 block to
beach. $500 mo, includes utilities. 2/1, unfur-
nished duplex located in Anna Maria. $550 mo,
plus utilities. Call Debbie, Anna Maria Realty 778-
2259 or 778-3395
WATERFRONT FURNISHED Secluded 2BR
with large screened porch overlooking tranquil
lake in Anna Maria w/dock. July or August. $800
mo. Dates negotiable. 778-5583.
WATERFRONT SEMI-FURNISHED 2/3, private
dock, garage, 1 block to beach. $750 mo/6
months. Nancy 778-5876.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2/2, 2nd floor, water view.
Extras and upgrades. $88,000. Owner 795-2636.
GORGEOUS LOT city of Anna Maria. Spring
Ave. 52' X 145', $80,000 or build to suit. 778-
7127. Quality Builders.
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-
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 Freeman, Island and Key Specialist,
Realtor, Assoc. Neal & Neal, Realtors. 778-2261
or after hours 778-2284.
REDUCED! 2/2 condo. See the bay, 1st floor, like
new condition, appliances & floor covering, cov-
ered parking, heated pool, tennis, club room.
"Shell Point". Make offer! Call Marilyn Trevethan
(813) 792-8477. Neal & Neal Realtors (813) 778-
SPACIOUS VACATION HOME 3/2 home lo-
cated just on short block from wide walking
beach & sun sets. Good rental potential. Just
$179,900. Call Marilyn Trevethan (813) 792-
8477. Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261.
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On
the job coverage, small groups, prescriptions in-
cluded. Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10
years experience. Call 778-2324.
AD DEADLINE: MONDAY for Wed. publication. Up
to 3 lines-$3. Additional lines, $1 each. Place in per-
son at the office, Island Shopping Center, 5400A Ma-
rina Drive. For more information, call 778-7978.
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
LS11dy'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
lService 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
7 44AND SATISFACTION
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630
Lie. No. 4467
Carpentry, Concrete, Aluminum and Sreening 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
Commercial & Residential
05 24-Hr Service
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, HolmesBeach (RF0038118)
ROOF REPAIRS INSURE. LICENSED
RE-R0.FNG .65.0 R251
CARPENTRY GARY BRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROOFING 74
Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
Family Owned and Millwork
Operated for Over Wood Cut
10 Years To Size
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
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 Ma-
rina 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.
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your participation, please call
Gary, Steve, Joe, Alan or Lynda
100 Spring Avenue
UNITED Anna Maria Island 778-0444
FREE draft beer and soft drinks for team members.
Team registration fees are $75.00
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