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JULY 8, 1993
NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
Island property value increase over $61 million
By Paul Roat
If you were the owner of all of Anna Maria Island,
your property value would have increased $61,512,093
during the past year.
That's the increase in total assessed value of prop-
erty on Anna Maria Island from 1992 to 1993, accord-
ing to records at the Manatee County Property
Total assessed value of Anna Maria Island for
1993 is $770,290,381, up from the 1992 total of
$708,118,288, according to Robin Tardiff with Prop-
erty Appraiser Charles Hackney's office.
The reason for the increase, Tardiff said, is the
increase in value of property on Anna Maria Island
based on the sale of land and houses.
And that sale is becoming more and more attrac-
tive to lots and lots of people.
Real estate sales on the Island historically have
been of a local nature, Tardiff said. That local market
has changed dramatically during the past few years,
Key Royale Bridge
By Pat Copeland
An engineering study on the Key Royal bridge got
underway last week.
According to Superintendent of Public Works
John Fernandez, the city was alerted to deterioration
in the approach slabs by Parsons Brinkerhoff, after a
routine inspection of the bridge. The firm is contracted
by the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT).
The city's engineering study will pinpoint areas in
need of repair for which $65,000 has been allocated in
the 1993/94 budget.
"The preliminary report said there was undermin-
ing of the approach slabs to an undetermined degree,"
explained Fernandez. "I took that to mean we needed
to do something rather quickly. We sent out more than
10 bid packages in January, but no one responded. We
then went through the emergency bid procedure and
asked Parsons Brinkerhoff to do the study."
The budgeted cost of the engineering study is
$9,915 broken down as follows: underwater bulkhead
and bridge inspection, $1,200; soil boring $6,315;.fi-
nal report, $2,000; review meeting for $400.
According to Fernandez, the last major bridge re-
pairs were in 1986 at a cost of $136,000.
"I'm assuming this will be major," said Fernandez.
"It's getting near the end of its life span. I've contacted
DOT about the bridge and it's projected for replace-
ment in the year 2000. I asked if it could be expedited
and they have not responded."
Last year, the mayor's budget committee proposed
establishing a special taxing district to pay for the re-
pairs. City Attorney Steve Dye researched the question
and told council of two options a municipal service
taxing district or levying and collecting special assess-
ments. Of the two, he recommended the latter.
In his letter to the mayor, Dye noted, "I would sug-
gest that the community as a whole receives a benefit
from the Key Royale Bridge, but that the properties lo-
cated on the key itself receive an increased benefit
when compared to other properties located off the key.
For this reason, I believe there would be authority for
establishing a special assessment. I would further add,
however, that since the property to be assessed does
not receive the only benefit from the bridge they
should not be assessed for 100 percent of the cost."
Fernandez said, "The idea was discussed but not
voted on. As I recollect, the council felt everybody has
a right to use the bridge, and it is part of a city street"
City Clerk Leslie Ford said that the procedure to es-
tablish such a district is complex, and the council opted
not to pursue the idea.
evolving into what is now "a regional, national and
"People from the northeast, the west coast, and abroad
are all looking for houses with a Gulffront view," Tardiff
said, "and they are astounded at what they can get prop-
erty for here," compared to elsewhere.
Island natives may be astounded at an 80-foot Gulf
front lot that goes for $300,000, Tardiff said. But if you
consider that about the same size lot would go for
$500,000 on Longboat Key, it seems like a pretty good
And for people from California where ocean
front property is all but impossible to buy or Ha-
waii, where you have to be a Hawaiian to buy property,
that kind of money seems very small indeed.
Tardiff called Anna Maria Island "a very hot spot
in Florida" for real estate.
The 1993 total property values for the Island break
Anna Maria, $204,854,391
FPL sheds light on
For the last several weeks, Anna Maria city residents
have been left in the dark more often than they liked.
The city has been experiencing power outages
ranging from blips to periods of 20 minutes or more,
but the worst is over for now said FPL spokes-
woman Annette Dann.
According to Dann, the cause of the outages was
twofold. About a month ago, the company began a con-
version to higher voltage starting in the area of Anna
Maria. Once the conversion was completed, there were
several cable failures, including the submarine cable un-
der the bay, and those cables had to be repaired.
Repairs were completed last week, putting an end
to that problem. However, cautioned Dann, lightning
season is just beginning, and we all know what havoc
lightning plays with our electricity.
been missing from his cage since June 19. and is pre-
Harley Alert sumed to be in the neighborhood of Spring and
A 10-foot long reticulate/Burmese snake, a pet Crescent Streets In Anna Maria. If you see Harley,
of Islander David Zorko is still on the loose. He has call the Anna Maria sheriffs office at 778-4711.
Holmes Beach, $436,100,935
Bradenton Beach, $129,335,055.
Those figures include all real property. Taxable
value of the three cities is less, based upon exemptions
for homestead and new construction. The figures the
three cities will use to determine the tax rate for the
upcoming fiscal year are: Anna Maria, $185,907,458;
Holmes Beach, $398,782,825; Bradenton Beach,
The Island's new, wide beach has not yet affected
property values. Tardiff said the assessed evaluation of
property by the property appraiser's office generally
lags behind the real estate transaction market. Since
the cutoff date for assessments was January, very few
sales had been logged since the extra sand was placed
along the shore.
Tardiff said he and the other assessors look at
market trends and market data, and "let the market do
the talking for us," he said. "We've got a saying that
one sale doesn't make a market."
The Statue of Liberty
and Uncle Sam
wished all Islanders a
happy Fourth of July
from their float
during the Anna
held Sunday. The
Statue of Liberty is
Dageford and Is-
O'Connor did his part
as Uncle Sam. For
more pictures on the
Fourth of July pa-
rade, see page 6.
Photo: Joy Courtney
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Community Center battle............ Page 3
Meeting notices .........................Page 3
Letters ........................................Page 4
Those were the days .................Page 5
Privateer parade picturebook .... Page 6
Police honored ..................... Page 7
Review: Jurassic Park...............Page 9
Streetlife ................................ Page 12
Real estate transactions .........Page 13
Fishing report...........................Page 15
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
Jfl THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 8, 1993 PAGE 2
Community center officials ready to do battle for funds
By Pat Copeland
Officials at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center (AMICC) are ready to take off the kid gloves
and put on boxing gloves in their struggle for funding
from the City of Holmes Beach.
The community center's leaders were particularly
incensed by the comments of Holmes Beach Council-
woman Mary Ellen Reichard at the city's recent bud-
get work session. Reichard said she felt the city's cur-
rent donation of $9,500 is a "nice chunk." She also said
that if the Center gets a $36,000 grant for counseling
services from the county, it will not need additional
funds from the city.
"The $36,000 grant has nothing to do with the
budget," protested George O'Connor, AMICC board
chairman. "I don't know where she got that. She's
never talked to us. We don't even know who she is or
if she's ever been here. She's only lived in Holmes
Beach two years, she doesn't own property and she
works in Sarasota."
Pierrette Kelly, AMICC executive director, con-
firmed that she had never spoken to Reichard. She
pointed out that the $36,000 grant is dedicated funds
to be used for a specific purpose and is not included in
the operating budget. She said a $30,000 grant from
the Florida Department of Transportation for a new
van is also not included in the operational funding.
The majority of AMICC operating budget funds,
70 percent, come from fund-raising events, donations
and program fees. The remaining 30 percent is donated
from other agencies including nine percent from
United Way, 11 percent from Manatee County, four
percent from Anna Maria, four percent from Holmes
Beach, and Bradenton Beach, two percent.
"We're responding to the needs of the commu-
nity," stressed O'Connor, "and it's time for the Island
cities to recognize that and come into the future. The
cities provide only 10 percent of our budget, and that's
outrageous. The county provides as much as the three
Island cities combined, and they want to know why
they should support us if the cities don't do more."
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Anna Maria City's sand trap Photo: Pat Copeland
North of the Humpback Bridge in Anna Maria City, a sand box is being built to store the city's portion of the sand
dredged up during the Lake LaVista project. The sand will be stored for emergency purposes. Anna Maria residents
may still get sand from the pile south of the Humpback, but the sand will be moved to this containment area soon.
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This year, AMICC officials researched use of the
center by residents in the three cities and found that 42
percent are from Holmes Beach, 24 percent from Anna
Maria and eight per cent from Bradenton Beach. This
was one criteria used for establishing the amounts for
this year's request for an increase in funds.
"We've been considerate in the past by not asking for
more funding from the Island cites," reasoned Kelly.
"Once we got the numbers in, we felt the people who are
being benefited should be supported by their cities. We are
supporting the residents with our programs, why can't the
cities support us? We feel what we are doing is valuable
and is improving the quality of life in our communities.
If we weren't doing it, they would have to spend more on
police protection for one."
AMICC officials are asking that Anna Maria in-
crease its donation from $8,500 to $10,000, Holmes
Beach from $9,500 to $15,000 and Bradenton Beach
from $4,100 to $6,000, for a total of $31,000.
"Our annual dinner auction brought in $35,000," said
O'Connor. "The local community supports us more than
the cities. To have a councilperson say that $9,500 is a
'nice chunk' is ridiculous. The City of Holmes Beach
should be embarrassed by that amount"
Kelly said the increased donations could provide
much needed programs such as child day care and before
school care, as well as programs for adults and seniors.
"It should be a line item in the cities' budgets," she
said, "not something we have to beg for every year.
We won't cut our programs, but we'll have to spend
valuable time doing more fund raising. If we had to
depend on the cites, we wouldn't be here."
O'Connor added, "Our volunteers and board mem-
bers are getting burned out begging for and raising money.
They want to know why they should continue to raise
money if the Island cities won't help. It's embarrassing to
go to the cites every year and plead for money, and it's a sad
commentary that our survival is dependent on their whim."
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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING FISHING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
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UgI THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER a JULY 8, 1993 M PAGE 3
New rental fees to be implemented in Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
After five meetings in a week, the Equity Study
Commission Sandy Haas, Don Schroeder and Luke
Courtney agreed on recommendations for new rental
license fees for the City of Holmes Beach.
The commission will recommend that fees for all resi-
dential units increase from $7.50 per unit to $25 per unit
and all hotel/motels with seven units or more be increased
from $7.50 per unit to $150 plus $3 per unit. The change
will increase the city's revenue by $21,000.
The impetus for the increase is new state legislation
signed into law by the governor on May 4. It is the first
major reform to the occupational license tax statute in 21
years. The legislation required appointment of an Equity
Study Commission to make recommendations for
changes and placed a $25 ceiling on increases.
Initially, the commission developed a step fee
structure tied to the number of units; however, that
changed at the second meeting when Deputy Clerk
Teri Kirkpatrick told the committee that the city will
begin individually licensing such rentals this year.
Kirkpatrick said under the old manual system, is-
suing one license to a person with a number of units
"was easier and I think that's why we went with the
step program, because we thought it was more equi-
table. In looking at the numbers, I realized they are all
over the city and there's no way we're going to be able
to do that anymore. If they (the council) put restric-
tions in any other districts, I've got to know where the
units are and what restrictions are placed on them to
be able to regulate them."
She also said the decision to separately license is
strictly an administrative decision, with no input re-
quired from the council or the commission.
"This office is directed by the mayor to do so," she
Courtney pointed out the conflicting definitions of
hotel/motel in the city's ordinances and with the state. He
felt the commission should clarify the definition, but City
Clerk Leslie Ford said that recommendation would have
to come from the council or the planning commission.
Second bicyclist files suit against Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach was slapped with a second lawsuit
involving a bicycle accident at the corner of 76th Street
and Palm Drive.
A lawsuit was filed recently by Tamara A.
Sulentic over an alleged bicycle accident which oc-
curred July 25, 1992. The first suit was filed in Feb-
ruary by Ronald Charles Evans involving an alleged
bicycle accident which occurred on June 22, 1992.
Each suit seeks damages in excess of $15,000.
Both suits claim that, "The defendant negligently
maintained the property in such a manner as to create a
dangerous hole immediately adjacent to the edge of the
walkway/bike path which lined up directly with the bike
path from the south side of 76th Street, creating a danger-
ous and hazardous condition hidden from plain and ordi-
nary view of persons utilizing this public right-of-way
owned, maintained, operated or controlled by the City of
Holmes beach so that the plaintiff was caused to fall and
wreck while riding his/her bicycle."
According to City Clerk Leslie Ford, all of the
city's litigation is handled through the Florida League
of Cities. The league first assigns the case to a claims
adjuster, and if no settlement is reached, the case is
litigated. The league assigns an attorney to handle the
case for the city.
The city's reply to the first suit maintained that the
plaintiff was "careless and negligent, and that such
carelessness and negligence proximately caused or
contributed to the loss, injury or damage to which the
plaintiff complains." It further maintained that the
plaintiff "knew of the existence of the danger com-
plained of in the complaint, realized and appreciated
the possibility of injury as a result of the danger and,
having a reasonable opportunity to avoid it, voluntar-
ily exposed himself to the danger."
Ford said attorneys are currently in the discovery
process on the first case and depositions are due Au-
The league has not yet assigned an attorney to the
Courtney asked that the words "hotel/motel" be
replaced with "public lodging establishment" in the
commission's recommendation, because "it's a state
term and it clears up everything."
Kirkpatrick suggested putting it in parentheses to
avoid confusion, because the city code uses "hotel/motel."
Other points the commission asked to be covered
in the recommendation are that the $25 fee is the same
as established in 1971 and although issuing individual
licenses will increase the work load by 50 percent, the
decision to do so was made by the mayor, not the
commission.The commission also recommended re-
vising penalties for non-payment and transfer fees, as
authorized by the new state statute.
The recommendations will be presented to coun-
cil at the July 8 work session.
Anna Maria City
Mon., 7/12: 9 a.m. Budget Meeting
Tues., 7/13: 7:30 p.m. Commission Workshop
Wed., 7/14: 7:30 p.m. Civic Association
Thurs., 7/15: 7:30 p'm. Code
Thurs., 7/8: 7 p.m. Council Meeting
Tues., 7/13: 7 p.m. Planning
and Zoning Commission
Thurs., 7/8: 7:30 p.m. Council Workshop
Tues., 7/13: 9 a.m. Planning Commission
Mon., 7/12: 7 p.m. Anna Maria Fire District
Commission meeting, Fire Station 1,
Wed., 7/14: 10 a.m. Island
Emergency Operation Center, Fire Station 1,
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MB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 8, 1993 0 PAGE 4
Bridge tax district needed
It just doesn't seem like a good excuse.
We were always told that no excuse was good
enough. Have good reasons, not excuses.
But in the case of Holmes Beach City Council's de-
cision last year to ignore their attorney's advice, and to
avoid the complexities of collecting a special assessment
for the cost of repairs to the Key Royale Bridge, there is
no excuse and a lack of sufficient reasons.
The taxpayers throughout the city deserve better from
their representation, much like the case of the Lake La
Vista dredge project in Anna Maria, where everyone paid
for the improved access to the Bay of a minority of boat-
Nothing prevents prospective homebuyers, residents
and service personnel from using the bridge. Residents of
Key Royale and North Point don't deserve to pay a 100
percent assessment, but a larger share than other city resi-
dents would be equitable.
Maybe the new council can figure their way through
the special taxing district, an assessment City Clerk Leslie
Ford implied was "too complex" for the former council.
A road to be taken
By Tom Hoey, Guest Commentary
At least three times, Anna Maria Islanders have dem-
onstrated at the ballot box that they don't want their
bridges replaced at this time. "If it ain't broke, don't fix
it," they seem to say, "and even if it's little bit broke, then
rehabilitate but don't replace."
At the same time, the cry is heard that a new bridge
should go to Longboat, which ain't "broke" either, and
ought to be contributing toward evacuation safety instead
of depending on its northern and southern neighbors.
Anna Maria Island cannot accommodate any more
traffic.God and nature made her a slim-waisted lady. This
Sis a matter of theology or geology that nobody can do very
much about To seek to "develop" the Island with more
traffic and wider roads is to invite the fate of Aesop's frog,
which kept on being distended until it exploded and splat-
tered. Florida Department of Transportation Secretary
Ben Watts said in this very connection that, "you can't
pour a quart of water into a pint jar."
Robert Frost agonized over a road not taken. Anna
Maria is luckier and doesn't have to. That great modern
philosopher, Yogi Berra, has said: "If you come to a fork
in the road, take it" That might seem impossible advice.
Councilman Jim Kissick has researched the problem
by land, by water and, from his plane, by air. He has pro-
posed a bridge alignment that would be economical,
would not work to the disadvantage of residents, and
would have minimal adverse impact on the environment.
Landfall would be a the south end of Anna Maria Island
with forking roads to Coquina Beach and to Longboat We
have come to a fork in the road and we should take it
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Key Royale bridge goof?
Now for the tale of the OTHER bridge. A gift to
the taxpayers of Key Royale from the other taxpayers
of Holmes Beach. Could political motivation be be-
hind the series of events outlined herein?
Over one- and one-half years ago it had come to the
attention of the mayor, through the public works depart-
ment, that the bridge to Key Royale was deteriorating and
that provisions should be made for funding the repair of
this bridge. Suggestions were made to the mayor and
council that a special tax district should be established
which would be .comprised of the properties of Key
Royale and North Point. This tax district would be as-
sessed the major portion of the taxes required to repair this
bridge, from 66 to 70 percent. This assessment would go
on year after year, and would accumulate funds to pay for
future repair contracts, as needed.
The city attorney was contacted and he responded.
In short, he notes that although some support for the
project should be paid by all taxpayers, a large share
should be paid by the basic benefactors, the property
owners of Key Royale/North Point.
Watch the current annual budget as it is developed to
determine if this current need is met by charging all the
taxpayers for this bridge repair. Or, will fairness and eq-
uity be achieved by the establishment a special tax district
for repair and maintenance of the Key Royale bridge?
I personally do not agree with the handling of the
procedure for selecting the engineering contractor and his
probable selection as a sole source to do the repair work
for this contract By requesting technical support from the
county public utilities department in the development of
specs for engineering contractor selection and later for
spec development for the work statement for the repair,
open competitive bidding could have been obtained, prob-
ably at reduced costs. The use of the established technique
ofpre-bid conference (NOT pre-bid negotiation) would
have led to biddable RFPs.
William S. Mullon, Holmes Beach
Roundabout go-ahead approved
This letter was addressed to Mr. Jack Halcovitch, Admin-
istrator of the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach.
I was requested to respond to your letter about the
roundabout on Gulf Drive at Bridge Street I discussed the
project with the city and their engineer. The City of
Bradenton Beach is still very strong in their support of this
project and has requested the Department pursue its con-
struction as soon as possible.
I have been informed by the city and their landscape
architect that the easement requested from the Moose
Lodge was for landscaping and is not needed for construc-
tion of the roundabout. The area in which you are con-
cerned about parking loss is public right-of-way for
Bridge Street west of Gulf Drive. This right-of-way is
owned by the City of Bradenton Beach and they have
requested that it be used for constructing the roundabout
During the early discussions of this project, it was
agreed that the City of Bradenton Beach would be respon-
sible for preparing the plans for the project and coordinat-
ing with the property owners. I know I have attended some
of the meetings with the city where we discussed the
project with property owners and I think they have done
a good job of obtaining property owner input However,
like any improvement, it is very difficult to obtain
everyone concurrence and this appears to bethe case with
the Moose Lodge.
It is the Department's intent to continue with our com-
mitment to the City of Bradenton Beach to construct the
roundabout We arealso looking to the city to coordinate
the project with the citizens and property owners. We
view this as a city project in which they requested support.
Gerald G. Lott, P.E.,
District Traffic Operations Engineer,
Florida Department of Transportation
Problem parking at IGA
Thirty-one residents signed a petition stating their
concern about the difficulty of riding a bike or walking to
the beach or Community Center at Magnolia Avenue and
Gulf Drive. Angle parking at the IGA store is the problem.
The angle parking in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna
Maria Post Office and Anna Maria Island Community
Center is entirely different from the angle parking off
In these cases, cars parking at an angle pull up to a
curb and beyond it is a sidewalk available to all pedestri-
ans. This is not the case at the IGA.
Couldn't parallel parking be substituted for the angle
parking and a sidewalk put between it and the building?
This area is already paved; only yellow lines are needed.
David and Beverly Miles, Anna Maria City
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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 4, the Hurricane of 1921,
by June Alder
All the docks on Sarasota's waterfront were wrecked in the storm.
THE DAY AFTER
It was dawn on Monday, October 25,
the day after the 1921 hurricane. Jack
Leffingwell found himself marooned on
the rooftop of the little Club House hotel
in Cortez, within sight of the bridge he had
built to Anna Maria Island.
Everywhere he looked was water.
This was how the world must have
looked to Noah after the Great Flood,
The familiar outlines of Anna
Maria Island, Longboat Key and the
Cortez peninsula had been changed al-
most beyond recognition. It was hard to
figure out where the sea stopped and the
land began. Instead of one Longboat
Pass, there were two or three. There was
a void where Cortez had been its
wharves had disappeared. And Anna
Maria looked like a vast swamp where
green mounds of cedar trees seemed to
float like sponges among the stick-like,
The derrick was gone. The steel draw,
at least, was where he had left it. But he
couldn't tell about the rest of the bridge.
The hot morning sun had begun to
beat down on the hotel roof, and Jack,
thirsty and getting light-headed, was long-
ing mightily to escape from his perch. (His
motorboat, the 'Chiquita,' which he
thought he had tied up safely the night
before, was nowhere to be seen.)
So he was greatly relieved to hear a
shout from the rear of the building. A
fisherman of his acquaintance had come
in a motorboat to rescue him.
"I collected my engineering instru-
ments and the bridge plans and we started
for dry land," Jack wrote in his memoir of
the storm. "Our boat finally grounded at
about Joe Black's place on the Cortez
Road. There I was told that everyone ex-
cept little me had been evacuated before
the storm reached its height. Cortez was a
shambles but nothing was known of the
fate of my pet bridge."
Someone took Jack to Bradentown
where he was amazed to find the storm
had done almost no damage at all (just
ten miles from the hurricane center).
But as he learned later, all the
coastal communities were hit. He wrote:
"Sarasota had severe damage. The
docks on the waterfront were wrecked,
and the big Ringling yacht 'Zambrota'
was blown a quarter of a mile inland. St.
Petersburg suffered considerable damage
but Tampa was the worst off, as most of
the water in Tampa Bay was blown into
the city, forming a tidal wave. Bayshore
Boulevard in that city was under 18 feet of
water; people along the bay shore had to
be rescued from second-story windows.
Davis Island was totally submerged, a
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Grand old fire truck
The Anna Maria Fire District wished all a happy fourth from its 1951 Peter Pirsch fire truck Owned by the
city of Bradenton, the fire truck was the first ladder truck in Manatee County. It was given to AMFD in 1989
to refurbish for parade purposes. It's painted and it runs but the ladder no longer works.
Sharing the fourth with Islanders
Wearing great-looking patriotic shirts, these visitors from Tucson, Az., and Lakeland, Fla., were five of the
over 500 people who came to the Anna Maria Island Privateers' Fourth of July picnic held at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. From left to right are Pipper, Saxon and Sam O'Shanghnessy with Kay and
Art Wentworth of Lakeland.
The Anna Maria Island ,
Privateers and their
volunteers served over :
500 people either a
chicken dinner with all "
the fixings or a ham-
burger or hot dog with .
Picking a winner
Anna Maria Privateer Will Stokes has five-year-old
Lauren Roberts from Big Pine Key, Fla., draw the
first raffle ticket during the Privateers' holiday
picnic. Lauren's efforts made Islander Marlin
Miller a winner. "Fish," as he is known to his
friends, won the first raffle prize of $105.
Patriotic top hat
Just Hair and Tanning
Salon of Holmes Beach
tipped their patriotic hat to
the Fourth of July during
the Anna Maria Island
Privateers' Fourth of July
parade held Sunday. The
parade started from
Coquina Beach and ended
at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Anna
What a Fourth of July
Two-year-old Ben Murphy of Holmes Beach had a
lot of fun at the Privateers' picnic. When it was
over it was time to head out the door and get a
good spot to see the fireworks. So long, Ben, and
happy Fourth of July!
Bradenton Beach Det. Matthew Duffy Holmes Beach Officer Joe Perrault
Island police officers honored
Bradenton Beach Detective Matthew T. Duffy and
Holmes Beach Officer Joe Perrault were honored as Po-
lice Officers of the Year by the Manatee County 100 Club.
In his nomination for Duffy, Police Chief Jack
Maloney wrote, "His experience is crucial to our depart-
ment He performs many functions, including, but not lim-
ited to, our criminal, internal and background investigations.
"In addition to the above, he directs our drug in- -
vestigations. Since stability has become a reality in our
department, we have been able to address the drug
problem in our part of Anna Maria Island. In the last
several months, approximately 39 arrests for sale and
possession of drugs have been effected, with only one
loss out of the 14 that have been adjudicated. The other
25 are pending. These arrests include one of the larg-
est LSD seizures in the history of Manatee County.
"However, it is not one arrest, but the whole se-
ries being coordinated by Detective Duffy that shows
his dedication to the job, as well as his knowledge,
since so far our conviction rate is nearly 100 percent:
He has a large share in upgrading the efficiency of the
department re: our investigations in general and drug
enforcement in particular."
On Perrault, Police Chief Rick Maddox wrote,
"It is widely recognized by the members of the de-
partment that Officer Perrault exhibits a high degree
of professionalism dealing with both the general pub-
lic and his co-workers as well. Officer Perrault's
strong work ethic exhibits a level of professionalism
that should serve as a example to us all."
The nominees were honored at a banquet at the
Bradenton Country Club on May 27.
Bridge decision expected by month's end
Permit, or no?
That's the question'Islanders, environmental regula-
tors and transportation officials are all pondering as the
final days of the permit debate come to a conclusion on
the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue.
At a meeting Friday in Tampa, Florida Department of
Transportation (DOT) and Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Regulation (DER) officials met to discuss is-
sues involving safety, seagrasses and right-of-way en-
croachment involved in DOT's most recent reply.
DOT officials have requested a permit from the
state environmental division to build a 65-foot high,
fixed-span bridge to replace the existing structure be-
tween the mainland and Holmes Beach. The permit has
been withheld to date, mostly due to concerns about
seagrass bed damage.
At the heart of the issue is the bridge alignment.
DOT officials want to build the bridge south of the ex-
isting structure. DER officials say the damage to
seagrasses is too extreme there, and want the bridge
built to the north.
George Craciun, DER, has asked for additional
documentation on right-of-way encroachment, which
DOT agreed to provide sometime within the next two
weeks. DOT has been ambiguous in maintaining that
encroachment on Leverock's, the marina and Kingfish
ramp will cause costly litigation. DER wants specifics,
"key documentation," according to Craciun, "on where
and how much."
A final meeting between the two departments,
and a decision is expected July 28.
To further complicate the issue is DOT's deci-
sion last May to hold another series of public hear-
ings on the bridge. At the Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Organization meeting, DOT District Secre-
tary David May announced that new public hearings
would be held and "everything would be subject to
Island residents have repeatedly said that insuf-
ficient public comment was permitted before the
transportation decision to build the big bridge. Bridge
opponents also say a 65-foot high, fixed-span bridge
would be unsafe and forever destroy the character of
Anna Maria Island.
Despite the DOT move, opening up the whole
question of bridge height, design and placement to
the people during public hearings in October, the
state agency is still pursuing permits to build the 65-
foot, Megaa bridge" to the Island.
The last subject brought up at the meeting was
Craciun's pointed question to DOT regarding continued
pursuit of the permit as not being "expeditious or logi-
cal," in light of the new public hearings. According to
Craciun, DOT District Secretary David May replied that,
we would like to continue to the point that we feel con-
fident that you would issue us a permit
Mary Ann Sipe (left),
president of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce, and Anna
Maria City Mayor Ray
Simches enjoy the
Chamber's June social
held last week at the
Anna Maria Art
League's new Art Center
in Holmes Beach. The
Chamber holds a social
Once a month to offer its
170 members a chance
Photo: Joy Courtney
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Bowling tournament bash
coming up for Center
The Second Annual O'Connor Bowling Tourna-
ment will be held on Saturday, July 17. All proceeds
will benefit the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's wish list scholarships for 30 kids to attend
summer camp, sports equipment, and a new public
Registration will be held between 5 and 6 p.m. on
July 17 at Shuckers Dockside Grill (formerly Pete
Reynard's) in Holmes Beach. Bowling will start at 7
p.m. at Galaxy Lanes on Cortez Road.
Immediately following bowling there will be
awards and a raffle at Shuckers which will be offer-
ing drink specials and will feature the six-piece blues
band, Backbreakers, from St. Petersburg.
The awards will be given for High Game and
High Series (male/female), the Gutter King and Gut-
ter Queen. Raffle items include dinners for two at the
Beach Bistro, D Coy Ducks, Sandbar, Shuckers and
Rotten Ralph's restaurants.
The entry fee is $10 which includes three games of
bowling and shoes with $5 going to the Center. Call 778-
7916, 778-4812 or 778-1661 for more information.
Free beginner swim lessons
offered by Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
sponsoring free beginner swim lessons at the Mana-
tee County Family YMCA on 59th Street, Bradenton.
Lessons will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
during two sessions, July 26 through Aug. 6 and Aug. 9
through Aug. 20, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Class space
is limited to 10 children. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-
served basis. Transportation may be provided.
Sign-up ASAP at the Center. For more informa-
tion, call Program Director Scott Dell at 778-1908.
League to hold art classes
The Anna Maria Art League is sponsoring a va-
riety of art classes at its new Art Center, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Registration and information is
available now by calling 778-2099.
The Anna Maria Art League summer classes are:
Children's Drawing, instructor Nancy Shaefer,
Aug. 2 6, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., $45.
Adult Drawing, instructor Nancy Shaefer, Aug. 2
Aug. 6, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., $75.
Adult Prismacolor, instructor Julie Stewart,
Thursday for six weeks starting July 8, 10 a.m. to
Oils and Acrylics, instructor Mary DuCharme,
Saturday for five weeks on-going class, 9:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m., $55.
American Indian Loom Beading, instructor Irene
Murphy, variety of three-hour sessions, start second
week in Aug., time/day to be announced.
Clay Building, instructor Bren Jackson, $30 for three
and one-half hours, call for additional information.
Pine Needle Basketry, instructor Betsy Smith,
times/date to be announced, $10 for three-hour ses-
sion plus $2 lab fee, call for additional information.
German Youth Orchestra
schedule set for July
The young men and women of the South German
Youth Orchestra of Ballingen will hold three perfor-
mances on Anna Maria Island.
On Sunday, July 11, they will perform at Roser
Memorial Church in Anna Maria City during the
morning service. The following Sunday, July 18, they
will perform at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach, during the morning service.
The orchestra will perform again on Sunday, July
18, at 3 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, Anna Maria City. The cost is $3 per adult and
children are free.
Historical calendars on the way
The Anna Maria Historical Society is currently
compiling a 1994 historical calendar, featuring more
than a dozen old and rare photographs taken on Anna
Maria Island in the '20s and'30s.
The calendars will go on sale Wednesday, Sep-
tember 1. The Islander will publish sale locations
when they are announced.
Mark your old calendar now so you don't miss
purchasing this new, historical holiday gift.
Fishing tournament pays off
for Community Center
Jennifer Lowman of Island Discount Tackle (right)
presents Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Chairman George O'Connor (center) a check for
$2,500 as Bill Lowman (left) looks on. The money
was raised at Island Discount Tackle's first annual
"Fishing the Islands Tournament" held last week-
end. Over 80 boats participated in the point-system
tournament and over $10,000 worth of prizes were
awarded in addition to the donation.
Chamber to hold reception for
German youth orchestra
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will host an afternoon reception for the South German
Youth Orchestra of Balingen, Germany, on Saturday,
July 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the chamber office,
501 Manatee Ave., W., Holmes Beach.
Donations of hors d'oeuvres will be provided by
Island restaurants and Tropicana will also contribute
to the refreshments.
The Chamber invites the Island mayors, chamber
members and the host families to attend. To take part
in the reception call the Chamber at 778-1541.
Off Island happenings
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business
Council will sponsor a Business Plan Writing Course on
Thursday evenings beginning July 15 through August 19,
from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Manatee Chamber of
Commerce office in downtown Bradenton. The cost is
$31. To register or for more information, call Georgina
Willmott at 748-4842, ext. 23.
The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program is
seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the programs'
Citizen Advisory Committee. The 35-member com-
mittee represents the general public, providing advice
to the program in developing a comprehensive strategy
for restoring and protecting Sarasota Bay. Volunteers
must be Manatee or Sarasota county residents with a
demonstrated commitment to the community. For ap-
plication information, call 361-6133.
Manatee Community College is offering a variety
of computer classes in July. The include Computer
Fundamentals; Computer Anxiety? Instant Relief!;
Introduction to Disk Operating Systems and DOS
Level II; Lotus 1-2-3 Level 1; WordPerfect Level 1,
and Windows 3.1. Fees range from $32 to $100 for
Florida residents. For more information, call 755-
1511, ext. 4246.
The Manatee Players will present "The Good
Times Revue" from July 23 through August 1 at the
Riverfront Theatre in downtown Bradenton. Good
Times celebrates 100 years of Broadway theatre. Per-
formances are Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24
at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 25 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, July
28 through Saturday, July 31 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday,
August 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for
students 21 and under. To make reservations, visit the
Riverfront Theatre box office at 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton or call the box office at 748-5875.
The Players of Sarasota will hold its first annual
golf tournament on Saturday, August 7, at the Bobby
Jones Golf Course. The cost is $50 per player with all
proceeds going to The Players. Anyone interested in
playing or sponsoring one of the holes can call Frank
Troncale at 953-5757 or Mike Holohan at 924-5303.
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Plan to get really frightened
at this theme park
By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Have you ever wondered what it
would be like if the dinosaurs came
back? I might like them, at least the
plant eaters, but I think it would be
scary. Could you imagine what it would
be like walking down the Gulf Drive
next to a five-ton Apatosaurus? Or,
standing in line behind a Brachiosaurus
at Peaches salad bar? Or what if a
Velociraptor gobbled up your pet cat?
No, bringing back the dinosaurs
would be a big mistake. Unfortunately
in the new hit movie Jurassic Park,
that's just what Dr. John Hammond
(Richard Attenborough) does.
The story starts in Costa Rica when a
worker is fatally injured by a growling
creature. We can only guess what kind of
dinosaur it was. We then meet lawyer
Donald Gennaro who has been sent by
investors in the dinosaur theme park to
find out if the dinosaurs are dangerous and
if they should be exposed to the public.
The plot thickens when we overhear
the two villains planning to steal dinosaur
embryos. At this point we are thoroughly
confused from all of the scene skipping..
Next, to the Badlands in Montana, where
Dr. Ellie Satler (Laura Dem) and Dr. Alan
Grant (Sam Neill) have just discovered the
skeleton of a velociraptor.
Dr. Hammond talks to the scientists
to see if they would be interested in en-
dorsing his new park. He offers to fi-
nance their "dig" for the next three
years and they take him up on it. But
first they need to go on a weekend tour
of the house. They climb aboard a he-
licopter joined by Gennaro and math-
ematician Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff
Goldblum), a very, very, eccentric
When the helicopter arrives at Ju-
rassic Park, Hammond still refuses to
tell them what the park is. He takes
them for a Jeep ride out to a seemingly
deserted countryside. Grant is the first
to spot the dinosaurs.
Hammond informs them of their
quest. They will go out to the park ac-
companied by Hammond's two grand-
children, Timmy and Alexandra. The
tour starts out fine but then ...
Wait a second. Why am I telling you
the whole movie? You've gotto see it for
yourself. I'll tell you this much... it will
be worth your time and money. It's a
spine-tingling thriller with a moral:
"Don't mess with Mother Nature."
It seems she knew what she was
doing when she took the dinosaurs off
of the planet. The movie gets a little
bloody at times but it's part of the fun.
Don't take very young children be-
cause the shock impact is enough to
scare an adult. Some scenes are based
on surprise and I guarantee that you
will be surprised.
On a scale of one-to-ten I give this
movie a high eight. Now for a word of
advice; "Watch out Jaws!"
The movie is rated PG-13 by the
Motion Picture Association ofAmerica
Inc. Parental guidance is advised. Some
material may not be suitable for 13-year-
olds and under. And they mean it.
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First Union and Goodwill make it easy
Goodwill Industries-Manasota, Inc., compliments of First Union Bank in
Holmes Beach, has opened a collection trailer in the bank's parking lot. Island
friend and Goodwill Industries trainer Geoff Todd said donations of clothing,
household goods, smallfurniture and appliances can be made seven days a
week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. indefinitely. According to
Todd, business has been pretty good.
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Philip Miri, 89, of Holmes Beach,
died June 28 at home.
Born in New York City, Mr. Miri
came to the area from Palisades Park,
N.J., in 1982. He was a retired carpen-
ter. He was a member of St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Mary;
two stepsons, Frank Gentiluomo of
Holmes Beach and Peter Gentiluomo of
Oakland, N.J.; four grandchildren and a
Visitation was held at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach.
Services were held at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, with
the Rev. John Barry officiating.
The Island Poet
A wealthy young bride asked her
husband to let her bathe in
And he felt that wasting all that
money would certainly be a
But he said he might do it, which
filled her heart with hope,
For he'd fill the tub with cham-
pagne, if she did not use the soap.
'Cause after the bath was over,
he'd pull a fast one on his honey,
And refill all those bottles and
save himself some money.
So he refilled all those bottles and
much to his surprise,
He had a pint left over, right there
before his eyes.
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Jan Marie Dietrich and
Mark Charles Smith, both
ofAnna Maria Island,
married on June 5 at the
home of the bride's
parents with Joanne
Dommer officiating. The
bride's parents are Jack
and Betty Dietrich ofAnna
Maria City. The groom's
parents are Robert and
Phyllis Smith of Holmes
Beach. The matron-of-
honor was Beth Miller and
best man was Kelly Ward.
The reception was held at
Manatee River Garden
Club. The Smiths planned
a honeymoon at Port
Paradise Resort, Crystal
River, Fla. The couple will
reside in Bradenton.
Fire District's blood and
marrow drive a success
The Anna Maria Fire District recently held a blood
drive and had the distinction of sponsoring the first
marrow registry drive in Manatee County to benefit
the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).
On June 28, the District signed up ten people to the
NMDP registry and collected a total of 15 units of blood!
The 10 Island marrow donors meet all health re-
quirements and committed to donate marrow should
they ever match with a recipient in need of a transplant.
The cost of the testing for matching purposes was paid
for by a grant from the Bradenton Kiwanis.
Boudeman, Reese to wed
Margo and Don Boudeman of Holmes Beach an-
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Margo Jean of
Bradenton, to Kevin Lee Reese, son of Colin and Ava
Reese of Bradenton. A wedding date has not been set
Miss Boudeman is a 1987 graduate of Manatee
High School and received an associate of arts degree
in social science from Manatee Community College.
She is an office cashier at Publix Super Markets.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1986 graduate of
Bayshore High School, attended Florida State Univer-
sity for two years and is beginning his third year in the
accounting program at Manatee Community College.
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on the beach at sunset by the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria City. The
couple chose this location for their wedding on one of their many visits to the
Island when visiting their friends Lislie and John Butler of Holmes Beach. Lislie
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Ji THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 8, 1993 0 PAGE 11
By Kay Pruden
Howie Banfield is a tall, dark blue-eyed extrovert,
born in Ontario, Canada. Although widely traveled and
an Island resident for 13 years, you can still hear a
touch of his Canadian heritage when he speaks.
He works with the Anna Maria String Band, consist-
ing of Rich Young on the fiddle and either Steve Page or
Bob Sarraceno on the upright bass, while Howie plays the
flat top guitar. Of course, they all sing. What makes them
different is the fact that they use no electronics, not even
a microphone, and that means that you can really enjoy
their music without being blasted out! They play blue
grass, country swing and anything else you request Some
of the music you'd not even think possible on their instru-
ments. Howie also does solos.
Howie smiled as he said, "Longevity is the greatest
form of success in this business. I am self-taught and was
in my first professional rock band at the age of 13. I am
still getting royalties from some songs I wrote at 19."
He is well-known on the Island since he is a regu-
lar at the Anna Maria Art Festival and has entertained
often at D. Coy Ducks and what was formerly Pete
Reynard's. Right now the Anna Maria String Band is
playing on St. Armand's Circle.
"I speak some Japanese and I've journeyed to Ja-
pan several times and played at ski resorts and small
clubs. My sister Barbara and I traveled all over Europe,
Bermuda and Canada singing folk music and blue
grass, doing festivals, clubs and even some commer-
cials," he said.
Howie has a collection of vintage guitars and man-
dolins including a 1919 Gibson mandolin in original
condition. He occasionally uses them on the job.
.For relaxation, he plays tennis and wind-surfs, but
I think his main relaxation is his work. The dark blue
eyes lighted up as he said, "It's a luxury to be able to
do this and get paid."
Quick pix of Island kindness
Kneeling against the wind this unidentified women
tries to collect papers swept out of the back of her
truck as she drove along Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach. In the true Island spirit, traffic'stopped on
the east and west sides of Gulf Drive when drivers
realized the women was making a futile attempt to
capture reams of paper being quickly scattered by
the wind. Many of the onlookers parked their cars
and helped her in her paper chase. The thankful
lady in distress was heard to say the papers were
"important school papers." Because traffic had to
move, there wasn't any time to find out whose
"important school papers" they were, but at least
they're safe courtesy of about 15 Islanders.
Photo: Joy Courtney.
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
June 23, 2408 Gulf Drive North, Villa Roma,
theft of lawn blower.
June 26, 1300 block of Gulf Drive South, reck-
less driving and warrant arrest,
June 27, Coquina Beach, theft of wallet from
June 27, Gulf Drive South, assist in apprehension
of suspects. While on patrol, Officer Don Burrow was
advised by the Holmes Beach Police Department to
watch for suspects driving a brown van. The three sus-
pects had been seen breaking into two vehicles. Bur-
row pulled behind the van and activated his emergency
lights. The driver pulled into the Beach House parking
lot and the suspects fled. Burrow chased the suspects
who were taken down at gunpoint Officer Brian Olree
arrived to assist in placing the suspects in custody. The
property from the burglaries was in plain view in the
June 27, Coquina Beach, attempted burglary
from a vehicle.
June 27, 100 block of 4th Street North, aggra-
vated battery. According to the police report, Anthony
Davis, 21, of Bradenton Beach had been drinking,
threatened his brother, Norman, 31, with a steak knife
and hit him over the head with a beer bottle before
fleeing the scene. The police officer found and arrested
Davis on the beach.
June 27, 300 block of Gulf Drive South beach,
assist EMS. Chris Drake, 30, of Bradenton Beach dove
into the Gulf and struck his head on a rock. He was
pulled from the water by bystanders and said he could
not feel anything in his hands or feet.
June 28, 100 block of 7th Street South, spouse
June 28, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North, aggra-
vated battery and aggravated assault. According to the
police report, Jordan Thompson, 30, of Bradenton
Beach woke his roommate, David Cooper, 31, and
said, "I have a beef with you." Police said that Thomp-
son then punched Cooper in the left eye, pulled him
outside by his hair and kicked him in the face and ribs.
Cooper then went inside the apartment to get his be-
longings and his dog. Then, according to the report,
Thompson followed Cooper to his car with a box cut-
ter and threatened him and the dog before Cooper fled
the scene. According to the officer who was taking
Cooper's statement in a nearby parking lot, Thompson
walked into the parking lot and was taken into custody.
The officer noted that Cooper's left eye was swollen
shut, there was a one-inch long gash in his left eye-
brow, his cheek bone appeared to be broken and his
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June 28, 200 block of Bridge Street, aggravated
assault on a law enforcement officer. According to the
police report, Officer Don Burrow observed Ronald
Gupton, 28, of Holmes Beach driving without head-
lights, nearly striking two parked vehicles. The report
states one of the vehicles was occupied, and Gupton
and his passenger, Daniel Garrison, 20, of Bradenton
exchanged words with the occupant and Gupton then
backed his vehicle up and attempted to hit the occupied
vehicle. According to Burrow, when he attempted to
stop Gupton, Gupton accelerated and aimed his vehicle
at Burrow, encouraged by Garrison. Burrow had to
jump out of the way and yelled for Gupton to stop.
Gupton shouted an obscenity at Burrow and continued
at a high rate of speed. Burrow followed.
Gupton pulled into the Circle K parking lot, and
the two suspects fled the vehicle. Burrow was joined
by Officer Tom Ferrera, and as the two went around
the corner to observe the vehicle, Gupton and Garri-
son returned to the vehicle The officers blocked the
Gupton's vehicle and Gupton attempted to ram the
patrol car, police said. The subjects were taken out of
the vehicle at gunpoint. According to the report, Gar-
rison was being handcuffed by Ferrera and as Burrow
was bolstering his firearm, Gupton struck him in the
side of the face and attempted to get his firearm. Bur-
row sprayed Gupton with pepper gas and wrestled him
to the ground, where Gupton again tried to get the fire-
arm. Burrow again sprayed Gupton with pepper gas,
and he was subdued. As Ferrera was placing Gupton
in the patrol car, Gupton attempted to kick him in the
groin, but hit his leg, causing a large bruise, police
June 30, Coquina Beach, burglary of a purse
from a vehicle.
June 25, 5300 block of Gulf Drive on the beach,
suspicious person. A man was napping on the beach.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER m JULY 8, 1993 M PAGE 13
SJune 2610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock Inn, petty
larceny of a vehicle tag.
June 27, 3700 block of 4th Avenue, vandalism.
a woman found a mail box in her driveway. It was re-
turned to the owner.
June 27, 200 block of 83rd Street, suspicious
person standing in front of a home.
June 27, 400 block of 62nd Street, vandalism. A
bathroom window was broken, but there was no sign
June 29,4000 block of Gulf Drive, petty larceny
of a beach bag.
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Let's talk food, and
By Bob Ardren
Let's talk food. As in seafood.
First of all, I found a ray recipe. You know, those
pesky critters we're all shuffling in the surf to avoid
these days. Granted, you won't find rays in the local
fish markets yet but at least some local fishermen
are dining on them now.
And have been for a long time, it seems.
While chatting with a local charter boat captain at
last week's Handicapped Childrens' Fishing Tourna-
ment in Sarasota, he allowed as how he'd seen my re-
quest for a ray recipe in this column awhile back and
wanted to give me one. And it's simplicity itself.
The straight faced guide, who asked that I not use
his name since "I'm known as a guide, not a cook"
simply slices the wings off both sides of the ray's
body, then steaks their, slicing each wing into a series
After that you treat the meat as you would any fish.
They can be broiled, or even better, saut6ed in a little
butter and lemon juice. "And the meat is delicious -
I've been eating 'em for years," he promises.
Well, you saw it here first.
Now I'm looking for someone willing to admit
they've eaten a sail catfish. All the books and articles
mention how good sail cats taste, but I can't find any-
one willing to admit trying one.
To tell the truth, I've kept one any number of times,
only to weaken at the last minute and find some excuse
not to clean and cook it. So if they taste as good as the
books say, and you're willing to share the truth, just give
a call to the Islander Bystander, and we'll talk.
Beginning July 1, the bluefish is now a "restricted
species" according to new rules passed by the governor
and cabinet Basically that means recreational fishermen
will now have a 10-fish limit per day and the minimum
size limit increases from 10 to 12 inches fork length.
(That's from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail.)
And oh yes, that means bluefish must be landed in
whole condition now so enforcement of that fork limit
It looks as though spotted seatrout are in for
some more protection as the Marine Fisheries Com-
mission is drafting rules to change the recreational
maximum size limit from 24 to 20 inches, with a daily
allowance of one fish over 20 inches. Minimum size
would remain unchanged at 14 inches, but bag limits
would go from 10 to 2 on the southwest coast.
A statewide closed season for seatrout in January-
February is proposed, as is changing the start of the com-
mercial season from November 1 to March 1, statewide.
The MFC has also taken final action proposing
making the blue crab a restricted species as of January
1, 1995 -just so you know.
- gag government
One local commercial fisherman is telling me he
thinks the government is getting "short hauled" on the
Sunshine Skyway debris that's supposed to be placed
on offshore artificial reefs. He says his net is hanging
Sup at all kinds of spots where the debris isn't supposed
to be, but is. And he's got loran numbers.
So far I haven't been able to find anyone in gov-
ernment checking on this work, but just so you com-
mercial folks know, I'm still trying.
Speaking of "government checking," the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources obviously isn't doing such a
great job of checking itself. The new Saltwater
Sportfishing License Report is just out and contains some
rather dismaying news. For example, the law clearly man-
dates that not more than 2.5 percent of the money col-
lected for saltwater licenses can be spent on administra-
tion of programs. Yet in fiscal year 1990/91, four percent
was so expended by the DNR's own figures.
And last year, fiscal 91/92, they spent four percent
One more example and I'll stop. The statute allows
no more than 30 percent of the total money taken in to
be spent on law enforcement. Yet in fiscal 90/91, 37
percent was so spent according to DNR figures, and in
fiscal 91/92, 35 percent.
It looks to me as though somebody's not watching
How big a pot are we talking about? Well, in fis-
cal 91/92, expenditures topped $1.4 million, and nearly
38,000 saltwater licenses have been sold in Sarasota
and Manatee Counties alone.
Curiously, nowhere in the DNR report is there any
mention of the total revenues generated by the sale of
saltwater fishing licenses. I like most of the work be-
ing funded, but I still believe we're all being played for
fools here with these kinds of incomplete, nearly in-
The Sarasota Offshore Grand Prix is over for an-
other year, leaving behind enough empty beer cans to
probably finance the whole thing next year if you sold all
the aluminum to recyclers. Frankly, the financing of this
event has always been a mystery to me anyway.
My favorite event of the week is still the handi-
capped kids fishing tourney, (although why we need
an Offshore Grand Prix to hold such an event is also
a mystery) and perhaps News Editor Roat summed it
up it best he said the Offshore Grand Prix reminds
him of a mosquito in a dark bedroom. It buzzes and
buzzes and buzzes and buzzes and then, thankfully,
is gone. (News Editor Note: The Suncoast Offshore
Grand Prix is a thing of beauty. Kudos go to the city
and county officials for their rapid action on the clean-
up of the beaches and byways in the region during the
See you next week.
Zoomin' and a-skatin'
Islander Katrina Rasmussen knows a
fun kid thing when she sees it. The
Anna Maria Island Community Center
offers indoor roller-skating to anyone
who owns a pair of roller skates or
roller blades on Saturdays from 2 to 4
p.m. at the Center in Anna Maria
City. Skating music is provided. Cost
is $1 per person.
Photo: Joy Courtney
Im THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 8, 1993 M PAGE 15
Boys bag trout
Hailing from Myakka the Dakin brothers did some really good trout fishing during their recent visit to Anna
Maria Island. The older boys left to right are Jason and Garrett Dakin with younger brothers left to right
Grant and Ethan. Rumor has it Ethan loved the fishing but drew the line at holding it up for the camera.
Weather credited for great
catches on and off shore
By Captain Mike Heistand
The fishing reports are really great this week. It
seems just about everything is out there and is biting.
Bill Lowman from Island Discount Tackle said
his customers reported lots of redfish and trout on the
grass flats with a few snook caught and released off-
shore. Bill credits the weather it has been unbeliev-
ably great and could be the reason grouper and snap-
per fishing has been excellent and a few cobia were
seen coming out.
Captain Tom Chaya told me his clients scored on
redfish, trout in the backwater and permit and sharks
in the Gulf. Tom said small sharks seemed to be every-
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin said that fishing
couldn't be any better than it is right now for those
who like to venture out into the Gulf. The bottom fish-
ing for grouper and snapper has been superb with re-
ports of the most fishing coming out of 100 feet of
water or more. He also said backwater redfish still
seem to be the easiest fish to catch.
Captain Todd Romaine said most of his fish were on
the very large size last week with snook up to 20 pounds, red-
fish up to 10 pounds and trout up to six pounds.
Captain Phil Shields told me his clients enjoyed
catching lots of mangrove snapper, cobia, barracuda,
red grouper and a few black grouper up to ten pounds.
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fleet said the
fleet's six-hour trip averaged 100 head of Key West
grunts, vermilion and yellowtail snapper, porgies, and
bonnet head shark about five pounds. Its six-hour trip
averaged 200 head of vermilion, lane, yellowtail and
mangrove snapper. Its nine-hour trip averaged 30 head
of red and black grouper, mangrove, lane and yellow-
Captain Mark Bradow said he was still doing
well on tarpon with reported sightings and hook-ups
almost everyday and that Mark Fisher and pro-golfer
Paul Azinger were able to catch and release several
Captain Rick Gross told me he spent his time in
the backwater last week with snook, redfish and trout
being boated with all but a few trout being released
My clients on my charter boat "Magic," caught
and released several large snook, 17, 18 and 22
pounds, along with some very big trout up to 26 inches
offshore along with some mangrove snapper, barra-
cuda and black tip shark. On my night shark trips, we
caught black tips, black nose, hammerheads and some
smaller bull sharks. Great week, great catches!
'Polly want a Islander?'
Susan Bondy of Holmes Beach re-
cently introduced her friend Timothy
to the Islander staff when they stopped
S by our office to get their weekly dose
of Island news. Timothy is.a three-
year-old African gray parrot with
grayish-blue feathers accented by an
extremely bright red tip on his tail.
According to Bondy, Timothy's two
favorite activities are bike riding
around the Island and kissing. Out
biking or at home, Timothy gives out a
lot of lovin' when he hears, "Come
b here, Sweet Pea."
Photo: Joy Courtney
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growing business on Anna Maria
Island. Great location on Gulf
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3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Coquina Reef Condo- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Turn-
key furnished unit in a very well maintained com-
plex. 1 block to beach and new Bradenton Beach
library. Won't last long at only $57,500.
Gulf Watch We still have units available starting
at $89,500. These units are turnkey furnished and
have a view of the Gulf. Great rental investment.
Coquina Beach Club Efficiency Gulffront com-
plex, heated pool. Turnkey furnished including
washer & dryer. All for only $72,000.
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800
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QUALITY HAS ITS PRICE...AND ITS REWARDS.
Key Royale, 631 Foxworth Lane. $525,000
Doug Dowling Realty. 778-1222
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HOLMES BEACH Canal Home. Dock and
Hoist. Close to open waters of Sarasota Bay.
Three bedrooms, 2 baths plus study with sky-
light. Fireplace. Caged pool. All white tile
added recently. Two car garage plus added
parking. Truly a SAILBOAT WATER HOME.
$177,000. Call Rose, 778-2261.
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Counties. KARIN B. STEPHAN 778-0766 or 388-1267
TERRA CEIA BAY! #52446 $107,500 ... Fantastic 2 story pool home. Nice
family home in family area! Call June Gilley now or 792-0758 anytime!
MARTINIQUE!! #51723 $220,000 ... Enjoy this 3 bedroom, 3 bath corner
unit with Gulfview! To see today, call T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427.
CAROL HEINZE. CRS
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gull Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 .
Fax (813) 778-3035
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COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE! #51729
$165,000 ... 5 bedroom, 4 bath home.
Designed for a large family!! Call Sally
Schrader now or 792-3176 eves.
OFFERS WANTED! #99114 $59,900 ...
FHA or VA acceptable. 2 bedroom, 2 bath in
quiet family neighborhood. Call Carol Heinze
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PRIME UNIT JUST REDUCED TO $69,900, this fur- BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach in
nished, 1BR 1BA 2nd floor condo overlooks the pool front of this lovely 2BR 2BA, turnkey furnished
in popular Island complex. Tennis, clubhouse, on-site condo. Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen,
management, deeded access to great new beach are washer/dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool, secu-
some added attractions. Call Dave Moynihan. rity entrance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams.
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MOM AND POP MOTEL 9 units plus owner's unit ISLAND TRIPLEX Upgraded Island triplex across the
close to Bay and Gulf. Business increasing steadily. street from beach renourishment and the Gulf of
$549,900. Owner financing available. Call Stan Mexico. Units are fully furnished and there is a large
Williams for details. common laundry on premises. Priced at $110,000.
$1,000 INCOME Per month from this modern du- TIP OF THE ISLAND
plex. 2BR/2BA each side. Amenities include dish- 2BR-2BA fully furnished Island residence with short
washer, disposals, laundry room, skylights and cov- walk to prime beach. Offered at $124,900. Call
ered parking. JUST REDUCED TO $118,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
Professional Times Four
Ken Rickett, a member of Michael
Saunders & Company's prestigious Circle
of Excellence, was named the Top Lister
in our Anna Maria office for the fourth
consecutive year. For effective real estate
service, contact Ken named a top
professional four years in a row.
Ken Rickett, Realtor Associate, Evenings 778-3026
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. O. Box 2150
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RENTAL ... Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
ground level condo on wide, sandy walking
beach! Only $750 per week or $2250 per
mo. Kids OK. Immediate occupancy.
Call or Stop by our office to schedule a complete
"Drive-By Preview" of current listings through the use
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of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
Enjoy the lifestyle that offers expansive and ever chang-
ing views from the living areas of this luxurious 3BR/2B
exquisite waterfront home. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH Prime location in Holmes
Beach. Unit 1: 2BR/1B with fireplace. Unit 2: 1BR/1B
with large screened lanai. Lot of parking. $189,900.
Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
BREATHTAKING VIEW OF TAMPA BAY Luxuri-
ous 4BR/4.5B home on Anna Maria Island. Exercise
room, office/den, 4-car garage and dock, davits and boat
lift, too! $750,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
PARADISE BARGAIN Bask in the sun while watching
the birds and boats on the bayou. This upgraded 2BR
condo gives you paradise at the affordable price of
$89,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
BAYFRONT ESTATE Total privacy and spectacular
views from this unique property. 3BR plus den/library.
Grounds encompass entire end of a bayfront peninsula.
Pool and boat dock. $750,000, Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
For FREE home delivery anywhere on
Anna Maria Island, call in your address
to the Islander Bystander, 778-7978.
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R[K^ MLS JR
Mary Ann Schmidt
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.
ISLAND SIX-PLEX with 2BR/2BA each
unit. Great assumable loan. Swimming pool
on property. Recently painted and waiting for
new buyer. $450,000.
GREAT DUPLEX close to the beach. 2BR/1.5
BA each side. Fenced yard, workshop and inside
utility. Screened porch. JUST $169,900.
CUSTOM BUILT HOME 2BR plus den, 2.5
BA, pool, Jacuzzi, vaulted ceilings, extensive
outdoor entertaining area.
WALK TO THE BEACH! Beach cottage 2BR/
2BA home with large heated caged pool. Sepa-
rate 2 car garage with workshop. $169,900.
BAYWINDS CONDO 2 & 3 BR units with boat
dock on Intracoastal waterway. Nice quiet setting.
ON THE RIVER New Custom Built 2BR/2BA. 5
year Builder Warranty. Key West Style, wrap
around porch, bring your boat. $169,900.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
neaL.6neaL Realtors@ (813) 778-2261
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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT
Great opportunity, attractive duplex on gor-
geous beach. Well maintained turnkey units
include a privacy wall. Recent renovations
added brand new washers & dryers and carport
improvements. Ideal partnership investment.
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blasslngame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P O Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259
Elevator, swimming pool & tennis fa-
cilities. A nice two bedroom, 2 bath
unit. $94,900. Or a two bedroom, 2
bath townhouse. $119,900.
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P O Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
CANALFRONT 212 FT. ON WATER
Super nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath elevated canalfront
home. Floor to ceiling glass overlooking the water,
cathedral ceilings, 4 fans, oak kitchen cabinets. Walk-
ing distance to GULF. Boat dock has power and wa-
ter. Light, bright, private at end of street. Many extras!
Must be seen to be appreciated. $214,500.
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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2 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car garage.
Heavy duty boat davits. Seawall and dock.
Fireplace, central vacuum. Renovations
done now ready for offer. Asking $180,000.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
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3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
It's all right here in the ISLANDER BYSTANDER.
COZY AND CONVENIENT: Attractive 3 bedroom,
1.5 bath Holmes Beach home. Corner lot with cir-
cular driveway. Many new updates. Homeowner's
Warranty. $119,000. To see this home call Zee
Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
NEW LISTING: You can end your search Com-
pletely renovated in 1990, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath
Island home oozing with charm is located 2 min-
utes from beach, shopping, etc. Don't miss this
once-in-a-lifetime to enjoy country ambiance on
Anna Maria Island for only $125,000. Marion Ragni,
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772Ext.55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS AWEEK MLS .r ,
Luxurious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath on water with pool.
r Twelve years experience
& .I specializing in Creative
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Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152
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r- Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
S Lawn \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
S Service ). 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\ 7781345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
of Florida, Inc.
SINCE 1948 RX0065455
SOFFIT & FASCIA
Genesis Windows are easy to dean. 778-7074
S STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
*F ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
*M1i MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
SFree Estimates 748-3558
Commercial & Residential
0o55 24-Hr Service
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
PERSONALIZED taUTO DETAILING
PERSONALIZED AUTO DETAILING
RADIO SHACK Realistic Scanner. Programmable.
Picks up police, fire & rescue, Coast Guard and can
seek and find for cellular phone. $85. 778-5429.
MICROSOFT MOUSE, PS/2 version, never used, (retails
for $109, catalog price at $89), asking $55. 5.5 Word for
dos (sells for $370). Never registered or used. Asking
$195 (includes Grammatik IV). 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
FLATBED TRAILER Heavy duty (8' X 16'). Tandem
axle, surge brakes and stake pockets. Used only
once. $2600 new, asking $1300. Call daytime 749-
WASHER & DRYER $100 firm. Cash only. Works
great. Single bed with headboard. $50. 778-3696.
EXERCISE BIKE Lifestyler-dual action with readout
& rowing arms. Like new $60. FOLDING TREAD
MILL (Store under your bed.) Like new $35. PEDAL
EXERCISER Exercise bike without the frame or
wheels. Small enough to store anywhere. Never used
FOR SALE 2 Louvre doors $40 for both. 1 Exterior
doors $20. 778-2586 or 778-6771.
SOFA 7ft, pastel upholstery. Excellent condition. 778-
FISHER SPEAKERS (2), 100 watts each, $150 pair.
SHAR PEI pups AKC. Taking deposits. Born 6/13/93.
Ready to go 7/18/93. 778-5400.
FISHING ABOARD the "FISH HOEK" with Captain
Mitch Cockrell on 17' boat. 1/2, 3/4 & full day charters.
Snook, tarpon, trout & redfish. 745-1361.
1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer included.
Worth $14,000, sacrifice at $10,000. 778-4084 or
1990 SCOUT 15.5 ft, 55 Suzuki, open fisherman, live
bait well. Bimini & trailer. $3,995. 778-6511.
1987 21' CELEBRITY V-6, 205hp, MerCruiser I/O.
VHF and loran. 1 owner in mint condition. $8,500.
16' GULFCRAFT, new 1992.40hp Tohatsu. Tilt trailer
and everything else. Just add aqua! Only $4300
(firm). Phone Bob 778-1247.
88 OLDS CUTLASS CIERA Electric doors, windows
and seats. 1 owner. 42,000 miles. 4 door, white with
blue interior. $6,000. 794-5411.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-smoker.
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. 778-
P/T TELLERS needed. Barnett Bank of Manatee
County, Beaches office. 751-7492. AA/EEO em-
RECEPTIONIST Temporary/part-time. Some office
skills helpful. 778-9584.
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, cook, drive, etc.
Full-time or part-time. 778-8216.
ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring landscape
into a yard bursting with blooming flowers and color.
For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the beach en-
vironment all summer, call 778-2260.
AMBERJACK: 28-inch minimum fork length;
3 fish daily possession limiL
BLACK DRUM: 14- to 24- inch slot limit; 5
fish daily possession limit; cannot possess more
than one of more than 24 Inches.
BLACK MULLET: no minimum length; 50
BLUEFISH: 10-inch minimum fork length.
COBIA: 33-Inch minimum fork length: 2 fish
M DOLPHIN: 10 fish daily possession limit.
M FLOUNDER; I 1-inch minimum length.
*GROUPER: (black, gag, red, yellowfin,
yellowmouth.scamp): 20-inch minimum length;
5 fish limit; no harvest of Nassau grouper al-
JEWFISH: closed. Illegal to possess.
KINGFISH: 12-inch minimum fork length in
state waters; 20-inch minimum federal waters: 2
fish limit in state and federal waters.
MANGROVE SNAPPER: 10-inch minimum;
5 fish limit
PERMIT: No bag limit for fish of less than 20
inches; 2 fish bag and possession limit for fish of
more than 20 inches.
POMPANO: 10-inch minimum length.
REDFISH: IS- to 27 inch slot; closed in March.
April, May. I fish limit.
SEABASS: 8-inch minimum; no bag limit.
SHAR K daily bag Limit of one: maximum pos-
session limit of two. The harvest sawsharks, saw-
fish, basking sharks, whale sharks and spotted
eagle rays Is prohibited.
SNAPPER: 20-inch minimum on red snapper;
12-inch minimum on cubera. dog, silk, queen.
mahogany, blackfin and yellowtail; 10-inch mini-
mum on gray or mangrove snapper; 8-inch mini-
mum on vermilion snapper, lane snapper,. Bag
limit 10) daily (no limit on lane or vermilion),
Limit may not Include more than 5 mangrove
daily or 2 ted snapper daily.
SNOOK: 24-inch minimum length; closed Jan.,
Feb., June, July, Aug.; 2 fish limit; cannot possess
more than one fish or more than 34 inches.
SPANISH MACKEREL: 12-inch minimum
length; 10 fish limit.
SPECKLED TROUT: 14- to 24- inch mini-
mum length; 10 fish limit.; cannot possess more
than one of more than 24 inches.
TARPON: no size limit: 2 fish limit; requires
$50 tarpon tag to possess or kill.
For questions on rules in state water, call the
Forida Marine Fisheries commission at (904)
487-0554. Other rulings may apply for federal
waters (those waters that are more than nine nau-
tical miles offshore).
Check with the National Marine Fisheries
Service in St. Petersburg (813) 893-3145 Florida
Marine Patrol information line (S13) 893-2221
for current regulations.
$85 CAR CLEANING
Full car detailing including ...
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
SEngine & Underbody Cleaning & Protection
All Leather & Vinyl Conditioned
STires & Trim Dressed & MUCH MORE!
We welcome you to enjoy full auto and boat
detail service at your home or business,
by appointment. We use absolutely
the finest products for your car and
for the environment. Since 1985.
For a cleaner car, call today.
We do Boats too!
CALL MOBILE SERVICE NUMBER:
(or leave a message for Damon at 778-9392)
*$85 includes most car models.
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AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on mobile number 356-4649.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO. We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! Rental property our specialty
for 18 1/2 years on this island! (20% discount to Tom
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured and a
Manatee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Mont-
gomery for your free estimate today at 792-9252.
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
HOUSECLEANING Reasonable, dependable and
BRAUTER INTERIORS Cleaning your home is my
specialty. Reasonable and professional. With the
Hilton Corporation for 13 years. Please ask for
FEMALE WANTED to rent large bedroom in 3/2
house in northwest Bradenton, w/35 year old female.
House privileges. 10 minutes from Island. Weekdays
SPECIAL WEEKEND OFFER at Island West Apart-
ments. Includes 2 night stay (Fri & Sat) plus late
check out Sunday. Hospitality bar and Saturday
evening BBQ. Call now for reservations 778-6569.
BAYSIDE BEAUTY 1BR & large studio room, living
room w/fire place, kitchen and dining room. Lower
duplex with unobstructed view from Cortez bridge to
Sarasota. $775 annual. 778-0300.
DUPLEX FOR RENT 1 block from beach. Big fenced
in yard. 2/1. $450 mo. First/lastJ$200 security. Call
Lisa collect 615-352-9331.
OWNERS: Would you like your property included in
my new vacation rental brochure? Thousands to be
sent out through the U.S., Canada and Europe. For
details call Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
Printing starts end of July.
Islander classified ads really get results!
TWO COMMERCIAL STUDIOS Gulf view, modern,
ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Rent nego.
Call Frank... 778-6126.
THE CROWS NEST Anna Maria. Classic beach cottage.
A stone's throw from beach and bay. Furnished w/
screened porch. 1/1. W/D. $500 mo/annual. 778-3205.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
APARTMENT FURNISHED 1BR, quiet street across
from Coquina. Private deck $400mo plus electric.
SPACE AVAILABLE Excellent store front location at
Alexis Plaza 9801 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria. Rent nego-
UNFURNISHED ISLAND RENTALS Executive
home, Key Royale, 3/2, pool, dock, $1600-$1800.
Large family home, 4/3, pool, deep water, $1500. Is-
land in the Sun, 2/2, pool, $600. Gulf Gardens, 2/2,
$525. 604 North Shore, 1/1, $425; Efficiency $325.
Townhouse of the Cay, 2/2, $600. Neal & Neal Rent-
als, Inc. 813-778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325.
CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Corner of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable.
WATERFRONT LOT-MARINA ISLE, Holmes
Beach, exceptional Island community. Ready to build.
Act fast...this is the only remaining lot available.
$187,500. Call Jeannie or Judy. 778-5445,778-3806.
Jean Holmes Realty.
CANAL FRONT Elevated, 3/2, seawall, dock, vertical
lift. 214 Oak Ave, Anna Maria $238,000. Shown by
BUY & SAVE! Waterfront 2/2 condo, like new thru
out. Was $138,000. Only $119,000-Hurry. Call
Marilyn, Neal & Neal Realtors. 778-2261. Evenings
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years experi-
ence. Call 778-2324.
EARN 25% APR on your investment, paid monthly,
year after year, after year. Call 1-800-392-0870 for
preliminary information and reservation for free Anna
Maria Island seminar in mid July. Seminar sponsored
by QCI, Inc.
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GOLD BRACELET Reward! Help!
Please call Jack 778-5368.
It was borrowed.
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
THE DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person at our office after all, who can afford to
invoice for our low fee of $3.00? Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat. Hours 8 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.
Minimum $3.00 for up to 3 lines.
Additional lines: $1 each, Boxes $1,
Headlines 100 per word.
For more information, call 778-7978.
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630
Lie. No. 4467
Carpentry, Concrete, Aluminum and Screening Service
Rotted Wood Repair Specialist
High in Quality Not in Price Will Beat Any Written Estimate
30 Years Exp. Call Frank 753-7757
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