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: AUGUST 26, 1993
NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
DEP still dissatisfied with bridge safety, alignment
By Bonner Presswood
"DOT has failed to provide reasonable assurance that
the public welfare or property of others is adversely af-
fected by the northern alignment alternative.
"There is not a good-faith effort at documenting
the need to purchase Leverock's and pay the noted
settlements to the other affected businesses."
A long-awaited letter from the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection engineer, posing questions to the
Department of Transportation regarding the proposed
bridge on Manatee Avenue that remained unanswered as
of their last meeting in July, has finally been sent.
The six-page document opens with an excerpt from
the Florida statutes charging DEP with the responsibility
to consider and balance criteria, the first of which states,
"whether the project will adversely affect the public
health, SAFETY, or welfare, or the property of others."
[Their capitalization emphasis.]
The letter writer, Early Sorenson, stormwater en-
gineer at DEP, addresses the issue of high winds dur-
ing storms, emergency service and evacuations.
DEP states that DOT needs to consider the potential
adverse affects of a high profile, 65-foot bridge to public
safety by working with national, federal and local emer-
gency management officials to formulate an overall policy
and local plans to manage the adverse affects.
Island trolley bus supported in
By Paul Roat
Of the sparse turnout at Monday's public hearing
on the proposed Island trolley bus system, the major-
ity of the speakers favored the service.
Manatee County Commissioners have yet to de-
cide whether to support the project financially. Their
decision is expected during budget public hearings
A total of 19 people spoke on the trolley bus sys-
tem, which would ferry riders between the north end
of Anna Maria and Lido Key. State and federal grants
have been approved to pay for acquisition of the trol-
ley buses and service for three years.
Sarasota resident Ruth Curry took a bus to the Is-
land to attend the meeting. "I left my house at 9 a.m.,
and it took me more than two hours to get to Holmes
Beach, with five transfers," she said.
"Why isn't there better intercourse between Anna
Maria Island and Sarasota? Aren't they sister cities?"
Gail Loefgren, executive director of the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce asked why better service
couldn't be added to existing bus routes. "There is
currently a gap in the system between the Longboat
Key Holiday Inn and Coquina Beach in Bradenton
Beach, forcing riders wishing to go from the Key to the
Island to go through Sarasota and Bradenton," she
Luke Courtney, representing the Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Commerce, said the Chamber sup-
ports the concept of an Island trolley bus service, but
questioned where the funding would come from.
Detective finds no Sunshine violation
By Pat Copeland
Following a two-and-a-half week investigation,
Holmes Beach Police Det. Nancy Rogers has deter-
mined that Fire Commissioner John Van Ostenbridge
did not violate the state's Sunshine Law.
On Monday, Rogers sent details of her investiga-
tion to the State Attorney's Office with a note stating,
"Please review the attached complaint and determine
if I am correct in my conclusion that this in not a vio-
lation of the Open Government in the Sunshine Law."
According to Rogers, Holmes Beach resident Lee
Edwards called the police department on August 5 re-
questing investigation of a possible Sunshine violation.
Edwards said his neighbor, Fire Commissioner Sandy
Haas, told him that Van Ostenbridge called her at work
concerning a topic the commission would be voting on
in the future.
In an affidavit dated August 12, Haas stated that
at about 3 p.m. on August 4, Van Ostenbridge called
her at her office and said, "I just finished talking with
the reporter you called. The reporter said you were
unhappy with the budget."
Haas states she told John, "I did not call the re-
porter. The reporter called me. I have some questions
about the budget that I will ask at the meeting on
Monday. Since we would be voting on the budget, I
cannot discuss this with you at this time." Haas said
she thanked John for calling and hung up. "I felt very
intimidated and uncomfortable about Mr. Van
Ostenbridge calling me concerning an item that was
going to be voted on," said Haas.
Rogers interviewed Van Ostenbridge on August 23
and noted that he denied making a phone call to Haas
asking her why she did not discuss the budget at the work-
shop meeting instead of telling the press that she was
unhappy with it. According to Rogers, "Van Ostenbridge
stated that he did not discuss the particulars of the budget
and that when Haas said she could not discuss this with
him that he agreed, and they mutually hung up."
The letter sites numerous instances of high profile
bridges closing during storms. There is substantial in-
formation provided in the letter from the Standard
Building Codes regarding wind speed and pressure.
And there is information from National Hurricane
Center Director Bob Sheets' letter regarding high
winds on bridges. Sorenson states that Sheets' letter
provides the "bottom line."
It states, "the lower you are, the less wind you will
encounter. Indeed, the lower you can build your
bridges ... the more likely they are to stay open dur-
PLEASE SEE BRIDGE SAFETY, PAGE 8
White turtle hatchling
pops up on Island
A "light-pigmented" baby loggerhead turtle popped
out of a nest with 114 other hatchlings last week from
the Turtle Watch hatchery in Anna Maria City. "I have
been involved with the turtles for nine years, said
Chuck Shumard, director of the Anna Maria Turtle
Watch Program, "and I have never seen a white one."
Shumard took the hatchling to Mote Marine Laboratory
for instructions. According to Jerris Foote, staff
biologist and coordinator of the Sea Turtle Program at
Mote, light-pigmented hatchlings are uncommon but
not rare. Foote said if the hatchling is healthy it will
darken in a few days. "Fifty percent of the time, light
pigmentation is an indication of other problems,
but from what I've seen, the Anna Maria hatchling
is very active and healthy," said Foote. "It's got
just as good a chance for survival as any of them do,"
she added. Shumard released the little white
guy last Monday night.
Islander Photo: Joy CVwrtney
Carol Whitmore, Holmes Beach City council-
woman and chair of the committee studying the trol-
ley bus service, said county commissioners had indi-
cated to her they were looking for "some financial
assistance from the Island, but they haven't said how
much yet. They know we haven't got much money."
Bradenton Beach resident Renal Hook said, "We
keep giving lip service to public transportation, but we
do doodly squat about it. We need to do something to
alleviate the traffic congestion on the Island."
Anna Maria resident Ed Callen said, "We've just had
a big increase in our county taxes, and I'm opposed to any
increase in taxes [for a trolley bus system].
Longboat Key Town Commissioner Al Green told
the group of 35 attending the meeting, "We on Long-
boat will be very much against this." The commission
there voted 6 to 1 against the trolley bus system.
Holmes Beach resident Bob VanWagoner said,
"the people on the mainland will want to come to the
Island, and that's the problem." He suggested Island
residents meet with transit planners to develop time-
tables and routes of any trolley bus system.
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Public works appointment .............Page 2
Tingley Library.............................. Page 3
Letters .......................................... Page 4
Those were the days.....................Page 5
Bridge stories ................................Page 8
Streetlife ..................................... Page 18
School Lunch Menu ....................Page 23
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
iJ THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 26, 1993 M PAGE 2
objects to public works
By Joy Courtney
Anna Maria resident Harry Boothe
has been appointed by Mayor Ray Sim-
ches as interim building official for the
city despite opposition from the city's
Boothe takes over for Frank
Tyndall, superintendent of public works
since 1989, who announced his retire-
ment in early August.
Boothe is a certified general con-
tractor, a former building official in
Manatee County and a current member
of the Standard Building Code Con-
gress International Certification Board,
according to a memo from the mayor to
the other members of the Anna Maria
Steve Lardas, chairman of the plan-
ning commission, objects to Boothe's
"Mr. Boothe blatantly ignored writ-
ten documentation regarding city and
southern building code violations," said
Lardas in a letter to Simches. Lardas
based his accusations on dealings he has
had with Boothe in the past.
Lardas also found fault with
Boothe's inspection of Tyndall's resi-
dence when Tyndall recently had
Boothe inspect his home to assure the
city he did not have living quarters un-
derneath his elevated residence.
"I find Boothe's letters [about the
inspection] at best to be inaccurate, at
worst total fabrications, and these letters
combined with Mr. Boothe's past inac-
tion lead me to believe Mr. Boothe is
not qualified to serve in our building
department," stated Lardas.
Boothe is to receive a retainer fee of
$200 a week if his appointment as in-
terim building official is officially ap-
proved by the city commission. Accord-
ing to City Clerk Peggy Nelson, Boothe
started last Friday to familiarize himself
with current projects previously sched-
uled for inspection prior to the commis-
sion meeting on Aug. 24.
If the commission does not approve
Boothe's appointment, the city will look
for someone else, she said.
The mayor in his memo asks for
Retirement party Islander photo: Pat Copeland
Left to right, Anna Maria Superintendent of Public Works Frank Tyndall is
congratulated on his retirement last week by Commissioner Max Znika. City
board members, residents and employees attended a retirement party in city hall
to wish Tyndall good luck.
commission concurrence "in order to
minimize problems during this period
of transition in the-Building Depart-
ment, to avoid delays and provide con-
tinued service to our residents and
The city has also asked local archi-
tects Gene Aubry and H. Patterson
Fletcher to be available to review build-
ing plans and Ed Callen, past planning
commission chairman, to offer assis-
tance in code enforcement matters.
Currently, a commission-appointed
board, chaired by Commissioner Doug
Wolfe, is involved in an employee
search program to find qualified build-
ing official candidates to recommend to
the city commission.
Anna Maria bike path gets tentative OK
Anna Maria's proposal for a bicycle-pedestrian path
across the "humpbacked bridge" on North Bay Boulevard
across the Lake LaVista channel received tentative ap-
proval by the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The $69,600 grant request was ranked seventh out
of 17 projects for potential funding assistance under a
new federal-state program called Intermodal Surface
Transportation Efficiency Act, or ISTEA. Total project
cost is estimated at $87,000.
A Bradenton Beach project for sidewalks along
Gulf Drive was not eligible for funding under the
ISTEA category, state transportation officials said.
Bradenton Beach officials had requested $45,000 for
the project to expand the sidewalk system in the city.
There is about $16 million available under the
ISTEA funding category, DOT representative Norm
Feder said. Those funds have to be divided between 12
counties. The Manatee and Sarasota County MPO
ranked 17 projects, totaling about $8 million.
A decision on what projects will be funded will be
made by October, MPO officials said.
for funding ass
Drive was den
did receive a b
ners intend to
Gulf Drive just
... arid Bradenton Beach to get revetment?
he request by Bradenton Beach officials The area traditionally has been a badly-eroded may be moot yet DOT has allocated $698,000 be-
sistance to build sidewalks along Gulf section of beach, with strong storms frequently under- tween 1995-97 for a seawall.
ied by regional planners, city officials mining Gulf Drive and rendering the evacuation route "We are going to apply for the permits to build it,"
it of startling news Monday: impassible for motorists. DOT District 1 Secretary Dave May said. "We want to
apartment of Transportation (DOT) plan- Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola has been do it."
design and build a revetment west of trying to get funding for the seawall project to protect The area in question, between Cortez Road and 7th
t north of Cortez Road. the roadway for years. With the new beach, the attempt Street North, is now protected by about 100 feet of beach.
Residents hire attorney to
stop Sandbar expansion
By Joy Courtney
The Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria City
should not be allowed to expand, according to 20 home
and property owners along Pine and Spring Avenues.
Seeking help in a letter to County Commissioner
Maxine Hooper and Anna Maria City Planning Com-
mission Chairman Steve Lardas, the residents' attor-
ney outlines reasons why the city's planning commis-
sion should deny the Sandbar's three petitions for va-
cation of the "L-shaped" alley located in and adjacent
to the parking lot at the Sandbar, owned by Ed Chiles.
Chiles stated his desire to purchase two commercial
lots adjacent to and north of the Sandbar to increase the
restaurant's patio dining, parking and install a small park
earlier this year. Vacation of the alley is the first step to-
ward filing for the necessary state permits. The present
owner of the two lots, Reynold Glanz of Anna Maria, has
approved the application. State permits are required for the
property which is beyond the Manatee County Coastal
Construction Control Line.
An Islander source relates the situation spawned a
phone call from Governor Lawton Chiles, Ed's father.
The Governor apparently phoned the Anna Maria public
works department to find out what the hold up was in pro-
cessing his son's request. According to the same source,
the governor was told that the only hold up involved his
son's failure to file the necessary paperwork, a single page
form, in order for the vacation petition to be considered.
The paperwork has since been filed.
The complainants state, to grant the vacation pe-
titions would deny access to preservation lots owned
by Manatee County, would be inconsistent with the
traffic circulation element of the city's comprehensive
plan and could jeopardize the current or future location
The letter states that vacation of the alley is for the
ultimate purpose of expansion of a bar and restaurant
in an otherwise residentially developed beach-front
"My clients do not believe that the expansion of a
restaurant and bar, serving alcoholic beverages on a
large open-air deck with live music will be in the pub-
lic interest; in fact, my clients believe that this will
create a significant nuisance and will permit expansion
of non-conforming uses and structures, contrary to
law," said William Merrill of the law firm Icard,
Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg in Sarasota.
The matter will come before the planning commis-
sion at its Sept. 13 meeting.
New schedule for AMC
Building inspections in Anna Maria City
will be scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, until further notice.
Call Anna Maria City Public Works Depart-
ment at 778-7092 for details.
The Department of Transportation is still negotiating
with Bruce Manson, the father of one of two teenag-
ers killed on Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach, to
remove a granite monument Manson placed at the
sight of the accident. A spokesperson in Tallahassee
said that the alternative sight at Manatee High
School is unacceptable but they are still willing to
assist in removal if a location can be determined. If
not, Bobbie Cranford, DOT maintenance division,
said that a time limit was set for removal and if it is
not resolved, his department will remove the monu-
ment to their yard in Sarasota.
I ITHE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 26., 1993 N PAGE 3
Hurricane Andrew slows Tingley library opening
By Joy Courtney
The destruction of over 30 libraries in Hurricane .ARY
Andrew's wake has caused the opening of the Tingley LIrBE oR A
Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach to be delayed. MEMORIALTEC
Companies that specialize in selling library equip- ar F or ADENIONEA H
ment are backordered on sales of library furniture and ,, _, l::i .l(
Large and small
be greatly appre-
ciated. So would
will be labeled
with the donor's
name inside the
fixtures because of the di-
saster. The backorder situ-
ation is forcing the Island's
new library to wait its turn.
"We expect the li-
brary to open in the late fall
or early winter," said John
Sandberg, president of the
city's Library Board. "Its
opening is based on when
we receive our order. We
are happy to announce,
though, that the contractor
expects to be done by Sept.
18 or sooner," he said.
"This is exciting news."
The board had an-
other piece of good news to announce. It just received
a $10,000 grant to purchase computer equipment for
public use in the library from the Herrick Foundation
of Detroit, Mich.
"I had heard of the foundation and its support of
libraries," said library board member Jesse Toney, "so
I wrote and asked. I asked for $28,000, but they said
$10,000 was the best they could do because of some
bad investments in South America. This money will be
a big help," he said
Library planners are coming up a little short of
funds, said Sandberg.
"When we were budgeting for expenses other than
construction, interest rates were at 5 and 6 per cent.
Now they're a lot lower, so some of our plans have had
to change," said Sandberg.
Of the approximate $715,000 bequeath left to the
city to build a library by former resident Beulah Hooks
Hannah Tingley who died in 1989, $240,000 will have
been spent on construction. The remaining $375,000
Tingley Library nears completion Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Contractors expect to complete construction of the 2,600 sq. ft. Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach in
mid-September. This news and a letter from the Herrick Foundation that it was awarding the project a $10,000
grant, delights Bradenton Beach Councilman Jack Charlton (bottom step), John Sandberg, president of the Library
Board, and Jesse Toney, Library Board member.
is to be held in a perpetual trust with the interest used
to finance the general operation of the library.
Large and small donations would be greatly appre-
ciated, said Sandberg. So would volunteer librarian
services. Donations of books, especially reference
books, will be labeled with the donor's name inside the
cover, he said. Donations of cash will be used to pur-
chase such items as periodical subscriptions or, if a
large sum is received, used to increase the trust fund.
"We have a conference room and other sections of
the library the board would be happy to dedicate and
name in honor of a donor," said Sandberg.
Anna Maria City
Thurs., 8/26: 5:15 p.m. Civic Association on
city's 1994 budget proposal.
Mon., 8/30: 7 p.m. Adjustment Board
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 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 26, 1993 0 PAGE 4
It's time for a
An archaic law for a transportation system no
longer in demand is responsible for countless hours of
frustration for Islanders.
On March 3, 1899, the then-Department of the
Army, Corps of Engineers took over jurisdiction of all
structures over navigable waterways in the United
States. The barge and ship traffic at the time was de-
termined by Congress as being of more import than
the horse and buggy travel attempting to cross the
sparse number of drawbridges in the country.
As the nation moved into the 20th Century, horses
made way for horseless carriages on the highways.
Most freight was still shipped by water, though, and
the importance of the rules giving vessels priority
over vehicular traffic continued. During World Wars
I and II, the importance of military vessels to reach
ports without hindrance became even more important,
and automobiles had to wait while the drawbridges
opened to allow the ships to pass.
In April 1967, what we now call the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers passed the jurisdiction of bridges
over navigable waterways to the U.S. Coast Guard. Of
course, by that time most freight was moved by rail
or truck, not on the waterway.
And so, for the past 26 years, the Coast Guard has
had to regulate bridge openings with the 94-year-old
congressional mandate of giving marine vessels -
the original premise was for commercial ships pri-
ority over road traffic.
It has been estimated that only 1 percent of all
boat traffic using the Intracoastal Waterway today is
commercial tugs with barges, ships carrying
freight, and the like.
So for the other 99 percent of the time we are
stuck in traffic on a bridge in front of an open span,
giving precedent to the recreational boater.
It's time for a change.
Congressional action is needed to change the law
requiring drawbridges to open for boats.
It's time we quit complaining and start lobbying
Congress for a change, as was suggested by Ian
McCartney, bridge specialist for the U.S. Coast Guard
in Miami. McCartney and the Coast Guard want the
law changed probably as much as we do.
A law giving precedence to boat traffic on our Is-
land waterway is as ridiculous as one restricting our
right to vote. So contact our elected officials in Wash-
still glowing with win
It has been six weeks since the competition for
State Firematics in Ocala and the team from Anna
Maria Fire District, the 1993 Florida State Champions,
are still enjoying a dream come true.
The team would like to take this opportunity to thank
all its sponsors and our competitors for a great season of
firematics. Winning is a great accomplishment, but the
continued support of our team, staff, commissioners, fam-
ily members and competitors is the absolute high.
We look forward to a competitive 1993-1994 sea-
son see you in St. Cloud!
Anna Maria Firematics Team and Support Members,
Anna Maria Fire District
Cortez political deja vu
Note: Excerpts from a letter addressed to the Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization from
Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim Kissick follow. Refer-
ence: FDOT Rehabilitation plans for Cortez Bridge.
For approximately six years the citizens of our bar-
rier community have observed the evolution of plans for
the Cortez Bridge. We voiced our deep concerns about
original plans to subject Bradenton Beach and Cortez to
the loss of 117 homes and 12 businesses, the probable
bankruptcy of Bradenton Beach and the confiscation of
200-feet across Cortez, all to justify the erection of twin
spans with bed heights exceeding 75-feet above the mean
high water on state roads 684 and 789.
Throughout the period of controversy, the loudest and
most frequently used justification was to provide new
structures with 10-foot "safety" lanes. (Federal recom-
mendation is 8 feet.) Ultimately, as you are aware, due to
its "sufficiency rating," which justified "rehabilitation"
under the Federal HBRRP program, but did not support
"replacement," the project was removed from the 5-year
plan, and rehabilitation substituted.
I have, at the request of our Mayor, reviewed the
plans. Please be advised that virtually nothing, according
to that proposal, will be done to the pier sections beyond
impregnating cracks with epoxy and cleaning.
Major "rehab" will be limited to replacing pin and
actuating mechanisms, the upgrading of voltage, and re-
placement of the auxiliary generator. Plans include toilet
facilities, bulletproof glass, air conditioning, a new con-
trol panel and paint for the bridge tender shack. Light bars
will be added above traffic gates.
Meanwhile, the twin spans remain in the 2010 plan
and DOT pushes the construction of a six-lane, wide right-
of-way, to the eastern edge of Cortez... some 1,500-feet
from the span. No action is being taken pursuant to the
third bridge study called for in the Manatee Comprehen-
sive Land Use Plan.
Although this "rehab" is approved for federal fund-
ing, it reflects very little that cannot qualify as routine
maintenance, which DOT claims exceeds $150,000 per
year (including $37,000 plus in bridge tender salaries).
The fact remains that after all the rhetoric about safety
lanes, the existing bridge could be totally rehabilitated -
with an eight-foot safety lane, plus a four-foot sidewalk
and curb, plus two 12-foot traffic lanes within the bridges'
existing width providing a 40 year life extension.
Regrettably, after reviewing the referenced document
I am obligated to report to my council that it appears we
are to be provided a temporary "band-aid" to legitimize
the extension of use of the current structure until the is-
sue of the 2010 plan objectives can again be addressed in
the five-year plan the six-lane right-of-way expansion
of state road 684 justified and the continued ignoring
of our county comprehensive plan. Plus, a directive given
DOT by the MPO more than two years ago to conduct a
study for a bridge between the Ringling Causeway and the
My personal comment: Political deja vu!
Councilman Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
Kudos to Dotty and co.
Congratulations to the Roser Chapel Players on their
enjoyable summer production of "Life with Father." It
was nostalgic to sit in the historic Roser Chapel (built in
1913) while the actors in lovely period costumes por-
trayed family life in New York City in 1988.
Bouquets to director Dorothy McChesney, who in
addition to her directorial duties carried off the lead-
ing role of the mother of the active Day clan with ease.
Her real life husband, Roy, was equally adept in his
part of the vociferous father.
Carolyne Norwood, Anna Maria
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THOSE WERE TIHE AYS
Part 3, Everybody's Talking,
by June Alder
I E"' 1 *v'-v'.'^L w.-a^ -'- . 'j.-' i .laxjpft '-" =.\w
Jack Leffingwell strikes a jaunty pose before repairing a telephone pole downed
by a storm in 1905.
These are days of great activity in
telephone circles. While work is being
pushed in Palmetto and Ellenton, con-
nection will be made with Judge
Cornwell's office and residence, Maj.
Adams' stores, Mr. A. P. Curry's and
Mr. L.C. Randell's residences. When
these are completed the telephone will
connect 27points on the river and vicin-
ity. When Oneco can talk with Ellenton
across 11 miles of land and over a mile
of water, it will certainly be a circum-
stance worthy of fireworks.
* Manatee River Journal, April 15, 1897
In early 1897 the Gulf Coast
Telephone Company started by Dr.
J.B. Leffingwell and his son Jack ap-
peared to be on the verge of going un-
der. After two years in operation, there
were only 16 subscribers. The popula-
tion of Braidentown was just too small
to keep the company afloat.
But Jack Leffingwell was deter-
mined not to give up.
The manager of the little company
was Ollie Stuart, a family friend. It was
in Stuart's general store next to the
Leffingwell drugstore that Jack had in-
stalled the first 10-line switchboard
when he was 12 years old.
Young Jack kept after Stuart, trying to
come up with a way to save the company.
It was Stuart's opinion that the
company had to expand to Tampa to
survive. But that would take a good bit
of money, Stuart explained to Jack. And
Doc Leffingwell wasn't willing put any
more money into a losing proposition.
Jack simply didn't understand business.
That got Jack's dander up. And a
"bell rang" in his mind.
A few years before, his uncle Grant
(brother of Jack's mother, Jenny) had put
$500 into a bank account for Jack so he'd
have a nice nest egg for whatever he
wanted to do when he was grown. Jack
and Grant Barnard were fishing and hunt-
ing buddies and partners in many an ad-
venture. Jack thought sure he could talk
his uncle into letting him use that $500 for
the telephone line to Tampa.
He was right. And with his uncle
and Ollie Stuart on his side, Jack talked
his dad into endorsing his scheme.
As quick as you could say Jack
Leffingwell, the brash youngster shelled
out $300 for 40 miles of copper telegraph
wire and, working side-by-side with his
lineman friend, Alec Richardson, com-
menced his ambitious project.
The first task was to string the line
across the Manatee River to Palmetto.
That was accomplished by mid-April.
Ollie Stuart made sure the local news-
papers chronicled the latest develop-
ment in the telephone saga.
Then came day after day of hard labor
under the broiling summer sun. Struggling
through vast stretches of knife-sharp saw-
grass, crossing hammock lands and pine
barrens, wading thigh-deep in dank
swamps, they cut a swath through the
largely unexplored countryside, unrolling
their coils of wire as they went and loop-
ing them between tall palm trees. Alliga-
tors and rattlesnakes and moccasins men-
aced almost every step. And in the humid
nights by the fire they slapped at mosqui-
toes, all the while keeping one eye open
for marauders both of the human and
At last they neared the Tampa city
limits. Their goal was in sight.
But in his naivete, Jack Leffingwell
had failed to take into consideration the
rival telephone company Southern
Bell. The company held jealously to the
exclusive franchise the Tampa city
council had granted it in 1894. No Gulf
Coast telephones were to be allowed in
the city. Nor would there be any inter-
connection with Bell lines.
It seemed Jack's adventure had
ended in ignominy.
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remain the only means of wire commu-
nication between Braidentown, Pal-
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By Pat Copeland
After hearing an engineering presentation on the
Key Royale Bridge, the Holmes Beach City Council
agreed to add $160,000 to its 1993/94 budget as a
contingency for bridge repairs.
At Thursday's meeting, Rob Little of Parsons
Brinkerhoff Engineering gave council four options on
the bridge. Three of the options involve repairs rang-
ing from a quick fix for $70,000; installing a collar
system for $110,000; or installing new bulkheads for
$160,000. The fourth option is bridge replacement at
a cost estimate of $525,000.
Little said the first option to seal joints be-
tween sheet piling sections, stabilize fill and establish
bearing for the undermining approach slabs would
be a short fix which would offer no guarantees.
"My biggest concern with the wall is that you
have some failure already occurring," explained
Little. "Usually what happens in a situation where
you've got an embankment failure is it occurs rather
suddenly. All it takes is the soil to be saturated to a
certain point, and it becomes fluid. The wall could
give in a storm situation or under a heavy load or just
under normal circumstances, and it's almost impos-
sible to predict. I would probably want to steer you
away from that first option."
Little said the second option, a collar system,
would add reinforcement along the base in an attempt
to resist forces that are causing the wall to bow.
... and finalizes budget in Holmes Beach
The Holmes Beach City Council mowed through
three revisions to its 1993/94 budget during a day-long
session on the budget and the adoption of a salary plan.
Wednesday's closing version of the budget
showed a revenue shortfall of $8,494 and $15,000 for
a contingency fund to be taken from the city's re-
serves. However, further revisions at Thursday's
work session,. including the addition of a contingency
of $160,000 for Key Royale Bridge repairs, will
change the final figures.
The primary focus of Wednesday's session was
the adoption of a salary plan for city employees.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard developed
a plan to give employees parity anda four percent
raise. She said she did not recommend a salary step-
plan at this time.
However, Councilwoman Carol Whitmore favored
a salary step-plan developed by Councilwoman Billie
Martini based on one used by the Town of Longboat
Key. She noted that "it's more structured and fair."
Reichard said such a plan would "tie the hands of
future councils. It's the nature of government when
you're doing your budgeting you have to see how
much money you're going to bring in through your
taxes and decide what you're going to give out."
Acting Police Chief Jay Romine countered,
"That's been the problem all along. Every year you
try to re-create the wheel, because you don't have
something set. That's why you get employee prob-
lems backbiting and a breakdown of morale. The
employees have been promised that you'll do some-
thing so we know what we're getting."
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger said, "I think it's
the wrong direction. It (percentage of increase for
employees) has to be at the discretion of the council
Council agreed to implement the salary step-plan
at a cost to the city of $39,543. City accountant Teri
Kirkpatrick noted that the cost of initiating the pro-
gram and achieving parity is high, but drops signifi-
cantly after the first year.
Council Chairman Don Howard said, "At this
point, I don't know anything else that would be fairer
to the employees and the city. We've got to put some-
thing in and start using it."
Another discussion focused on the annual percent-
age of increase in the step-plan. After numerous sug-
gestions, .council agreed on five percent for the first
through fifth years and 1.5 percent for the sixth
through 10th years. The national cost of living adjust-
ment is to be used after the 10th year.
Council also made several other adjustments to the
In the public works department, Mike Heistand
will be a part-time code enforcement officer and a new
full-time person will be hired. Two public works ve-
hicles will be equipped with 800 MHz radios at a cost
In the police department, $30,600 was added to
convert to the 800 MHz radio system. Vehicle pur-
chase was cut from two jeep-type vehicles to one.
In general government, it was agreed that contri-
butions will include $15,000 to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, $500 to Mote Marine for mammal
stranding rescue, $500 for the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society and $750 for the Island Branch Library.
The Island Emergency Operations Center will receive
$1,000 for its budget.
Council sought to raise the mayor's salary to
$10,000; however, Mayor Pat Geyer nixed the idea.
Bohnenberger observed, "Since I've been on council,
I've had numerous phone calls about the bridge and the
sign ordinance and here I'm about to spend over $1.5
million, and I haven't had one phone call."
Cafe parking cut
Parking at the Gulf Drive
Cafe and along the beach in
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limited recently with the
installation of additional chain
link fencing. A request to
operate a paid parking
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Aside from replacement of the bridge, the third op-
tion of installing new bulkheads would be the best,
According to Little, the bridge itself has its own set
of problems. "I suspect a lot of the pilings' problems
were brought about due to the condition of the wall,"
he said. "What happened is the approaches become
angular. When the traffic's coming onto the bridge it's
impacting on the edge of the bridge and transferring
lateral forces into pilings. They were designed strictly
for vertical load. This is why you see such a high de-
gree of cracking."
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez said he
is exploring bridge replacement by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation but, "I don't see the state rush-
ing in to replace it."
Little said the bulkheads will need to be replaced even
if the bridge is replaced. He also noted that lowering the
bridge would eliminate some future problems.
Council agreed to place the largest repair amount
in a contingency fund for the bridge to have the money
readily available. These funds are being taken from the
city's reserve and any portion not used will revert to
In other business, council agreed to the relocation
of the stack and fan for the cleanup of the former
Exxon property, which is now the Island Garden Cen-
ter. In order not to interfere with the garden center's
parking, the equipment will be moved behind the gar-
den center's fence adjacent to Turtles Bar and Grill.
iMTHE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 26, 1993 a PAGE 7
Tying into the budget
Left to right, Holmes Beach Accountant ,
Tenri Kirkpatrick and Council Chair-
man Don Howard get all caught up in
budget negotiations at last week's
special work session. Mayor Pat Geyer,
second from left, appears oblivious to it '
all, and Councilwoman Billie Martini
seems stuck in the middle of the money
Islander Photos: Pat Copeland .
Council opposes tax
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Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers ap-
peared before the Holmes Beach City
Council to urge passage of a resolution
opposing a stiff tax increase by the
Southwest Florida Water Management
The agency's increase is "taxation
without representation" maintained Evers,
because its board members are not elected
but appointed by the governor.
"We have 11 people serving on this
board, and if you've ever appeared be-
fore them, it'slike talking to that wall,"
said Evers. "These people answer to no
one except the governor, and they sit up
there just like gods and tell you want to
do. I'm sick and tired of these bureau-
crats telling us they are going to raise
Evers decried the agency's tactics.
"They do nothing but throw regula-
tions in our way," he said. "They get
people scared to death about saltwater
intrusion and there is no salt water in-
trusion. They've got us believing we're
out of water when Florida has the larg-
est freshwater aquifer in the country."
The agency has contributed to the
district's problems by over permitting
and being slow to seek alternate
sources of water, said Evers.
Evers also urged voters to petition
legislators for an elected board rather
than an appointed one.
Council passed the resolution
Council agreed to accept Council-
woman Billie Martini's decision to
abstain from voting on the firing of
Police Chief Rick Maddox.
In other business, council voted to
permit reduced parking at Turtles res-
taurant, passed a resolution opposing
the authority granted to the Manatee
County Environmental Action Com-
mission, voted to accept a settlement
offer from Westco Investments and
accepted the resignation of Chair-
woman Charlotte Long from the board
of adjustment. Long resigned over a
difference of opinion concerning the
passage of a recent variance.
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Spruced up city walkway Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
The public access to the beach between Martinique North and Martinique South
condominiums in the 52nd and 53rd blocks of Holmes Beach has undergone a
grass-roots beautification program. Working in conjunction with city public
works to obtain permits and a donation of some plants, residents of the
Martiniques donated $3,000 to spruce up the walkway with scavoli, sable palm,
seagrape and cactus. The effort was coordinated by a committee from each
building. According to Al Abgott, president of the condominium association,
extra thanks go to Martinique resident Gweneth Wilneff, a part-time resident
from Nova Scotia, forplant research and to Holmes Beach Superintendent of
Public Works John Fernandez for his cooperation.
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Bridge guru Jim Kissick told the Island Trans-
portation Planning Organization last week that, "It is
pretty obvious the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection does not envision giving the
Florida Department of Transportation a permit to
build the Anna Maria Bridge."
Kissick has been attending meetings between the
two state agencies, DEP and DOT, as they thrash out
the environmental impacts of the proposed new 65-
foot high, fixed-span bridge linking Holmes Beach to
the mainland at Manatee Avenue.
Kissick, a Bradenton Beach City councilman,
began tracking circumstances involving island
bridges during the furor over the Cortez Bridge.
He said that from a meeting between DOT and
DEP five years ago, transportation officials main-
tained an impression from the environmental regula-
tors, that they would have no objections to the bridge
when, in fact, DEP records indicate they had been
objecting to the new bridge's environmental impacts
The question of safety on the proposed high bridge
is dominating DEP official thoughts, Kissick said, in
light of the concerns of National Hurricane Center
Director Bob Sheets about high winds on high bridges.
Kissick said Sheets had sent a letter to him, which was
forwarded to the DEP, stating wind velocity on high
bridges like the one proposed for Manatee Avenue are
about three times higher than on lower bridges.
DOT officials say the high bridge would probably
be closed to vehicular traffic when wind speeds reach
A decision on approval or an additional exten-
sion of time of the permit request to construct the
bridge is expected by the DEP in time for the latest
deadline of Sept. 3.
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In a related bridge issue, Jim Kissick said he
received official word from the U.S. Coast Guard
that the opening schedule for both the Manatee
Avenue and Cortez bridges will change for one
month on a trial basis in January. Bridge draws
will open for boat traffic staggered at 15 minute
intervals between Cortez Road and Manatee Av-
enue bridges on the half hour, rather than every 20
minutes, in a test to determine if the altered open-
ing schedule will adversely affect boaters and
improve traffic patterns to the Island.
The schedule change appears to be the result
of pressure by Islanders in July. John Winslow of
the U.S. Coast Guard was the focus of a fiery
meeting with Island residents July 21 regarding
bridge opening schedules. Winslow notified
Kissick last week of the test change.
The Coast Guard will monitor vehicular traf-
fic for 14 days and utilize bridge tender records on
frequency of openings to determine whether the 30
minute openings will continue. Coast Guard
bridge specialist Ian McCartney stated that they
have the authority to continue the 30 minute sched-
ule indefinitely if it is deemed appropriate.
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ing high wind events ..."
Sorenson quotes Bradenton Beach Councilman
Jim Kissick's letter of July 25, "Neither [of Anna
Maria Island's low bascule] bridges have closed in
37 years," and Kissick reminds us that "traffic on
numerous 65-foot bridges was stopped, even if not
'officially closed,' during Hurricane Andrew and
DEP feels a study is needed, and a policy and
plans that address the expected earlier closings and
longer closings of a 65-foot
bridge are also needed. A
report in DOT files dated
December 1992, contains a
memo of a phone conversa-
tion between a DOT con-
sultant and Dr. Mark
Powell of the Hurricane
Research Division of the
and Atmospheric Adminis-
tration. Dr. Powell is
quoted to say that the Cen-
ter would be interested in
performing research on this
issue for DOT.
The letter notes that
"Merely flip-flopping a right-of-way is not a realis-
tic or proper highway engineering exercise to ascertain
actual right-of-way requirements. DOT normally consid-
ers the particulars of each adjacent property and uses nu-
merous physical and alignment alternatives to minimize
encroachments where businesses are affected."
The closing remarks focus on the encroachments
to Leverock's and the adjacent businesses. Sorenson
states the impacts are for a stormwater treatment pond,
not for the new bridge itself.
On July 27, Sorenson spoke with the supervisor re-
sponsible for permitting the project for the Southwest
"DOT's response is not considered a
good faith effort at documenting the
need for these right-of-way takings. If
DOT really expected to have to pay $4.1
million for the business parking lots its
stormwater treatment pond encroached
upon, and Swiftmud volunteered (as it
has) to work with DOT to relocate that
treatment pond and avoid those en-
croachments, DOT would eagerly work
according to the Federal Register, the U.S. Coast
Guard recommendation for bridges on the waterway
from Tampa Bay south to the Caloosahatchee River,
is for 21-foot vertical clearance bascule bridges -
not for 65-foot clear span bridges.
DEP seriously challenges the costs projected by
DOT in securing the right-of-way for a northern
alignment of the bridge.
Sorenson says, "DOT stated that the northern
alignment alternate would force it to purchase
Leverock's and pay settlements to other businesses
along the north side of the present right-of-way.
When asked to validate those requirements, DOT
submitted a right-of-way map on which it had exactly
flip-flopped the southern route's right-of-way to the
Florida Water Management
District (Swiftmud) and
learned that their agency
would do everything possible,
would go out of their way, to
find opportunities for DOT to
replace the required
stormwater treatment in order
to avoid impacts and cost to
DOT's response to
this at the July 28 meeting with
DEP was that it did not think
there was anyplace else to re-
place the stormwater treatment
pond and that DOT had no in-
tention of working with
Swiftmud to find a place.
Again, Sorenson states in the letter, "DOT's re-
sponse is not considered a good faith effort at docu-
menting the need for these right-of-way takings. If
DOT really expected to have to pay $4.1 million for
the business parking lots its stormwater treatment pond
encroached upon, and Swiftmud volunteered (as it has)
to work with DOT to relocate that treatment pond and
avoid those encroachments, DOT would eagerly work
DEP has received no response to the letter. The
extension for approval of DOT's permit request ex-
pires on September 3.
Meanwhile, Islanders await word on public hear-
ings on the proposed bridge, slated tentatively by DOT
for October 27 and 28.
Island transportation group
discusses bridge openings
Times change for Cortez, Manatee
Avenue bridges in January
DEP concerned about bridge height, safety
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Model at rest Photogenic kind of guy
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Maria Island after breaking his arm playing basket-
bid!! in Italy. Fairs is the son of K. D. Fairs of Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
down-to-earth kind of guy
By Joy Courtney
Sometimes a picture is NOT worth a 1,000 words.
Take the photos of model Dan Fairs, son of K. D. Fairs
of Holmes Beach. They show a handsome, 23 year-old
man, but they don't show the how pleasant and down-
to-earth the guy inside is.
Fairs admits he became a model by accident; he
began modeling in Europe by design.
Three years ago Fairs ran out of money to pay for his
classes at Loyola University in Chicago. His mother re-
members suggesting he have some photographs taken by
a professional photographer she knew. As it happened, the
photographer found Fairs to be "a natural" and sent Fairs'
photos to a large modeling agency in Chicago. Shortly
thereafter, Fairs had his first modeling job a clothing
ad for "Lands End," a mail order catalogue.
"I went to Europe because it has more magazines
and modeling opportunities in fashion than in the
states," said Fairs. "The more you work, the more op-
portunity you have to be photographed by the best
photographers and accumulate more 'tear sheets.' This
leads to more and better paying jobs," said Fairs. (Tear
sheets are copies of published photographs of a
model's work used to compete for assignments when
photo portfolios are requested.)
Fairs said he has spent most of his time working
in Paris and Milan doing fashion shots, runway mod-
eling, TV commercials and magazine ads.
"When you start, you don't make much money,"
explained Fairs, "but a male model can make a good
living once he gets established." On the average, said
Fairs, a job in Europe pays about $1,500 a day, with
the agency retaining 50 percent.
"You can't work without an agency," said Fairs,
"and, believe me, they earn it. Besides, clients usu-
ally pick up the hotel and meal expenses so it works
out. Commercials are my favorite because I get paid
for doing them and then get a residual every time
In his spare time Fairs plays a lot of basketball.
His favorite court is shadowed by the Eiffel Tower
"The word 'basketball' is an international word.
Just say it in Europe and you'll get a game," he said.
Fairs broke his arm recently while playing basketball
in Italy. He came to Anna Maria Island to recuper-
ate and visit his mother.
Fairs said he works an average of two to three
days a week and will keep modeling until "I can't
work anymore." And that could be a long time, since
male models are in their prime from their early 20s
to well into their 40s.
Fairs does have his eye on the future.
"I want to establish myself as a model and invest
my money for my future financial security. And I
want go back and finish college. My career is a great
opportunity. I am not going to waste it."
The question is
Could it be the Tomb of
the Unknown Picnickers?
Or a piece of environ-
mental art depicting (get
that, picnic depicting)
the struggle between
Mother Earth and
Whatever it is, someone
took the time to stick over
50 plastic spoons (bowls
up) and forks (tines up)
into the ground in a yard
of a home at the intersec-
tion of Crescent Drive
and Magnolia Avenue in
Anna Maria City.
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FAl' MORE SEAFOOD)!
in supporting the
Anna Maria Island Art League
at their Grouper Fish Fry
Aug 28 5 to 8
at the Community Center
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Tickets $7 in Advance
(from the Art League 778-2099)
$8 at the door Children $5
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Holmes Beach 778-2169
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Born to Act holds
Born to Act Children's Theatre will hold auditions
for its fall musical review "Kiddin' Around" on Mon-
day and Tuesday, Aug. 30 and 31, at 6 p.m. at Jesse P.
Miller Elementary School in Bradenton.
"Kiddin' Around" is a story of young children
who hope to make it in show business by auditioning
for a national television commercial.
The production is open to all kids ages six years and
older. All those auditioning are asked to prepare a musi-
cal selection or one will be provided at the audition. The
review will be presented on Oct. 8, 9, and 10, 1993. Re-
hearsals begin on Thursday, Sept 2, at 6 p.m.
For further information, contact Born to Act at
Two exhibits featured at
Island Branch Library
Island Branch Library will feature the work of
Flora Yarborough and Marie Ewing during the month
Yarborough is an artist of oil paintings. She pre-
fers outdoor scenes, and subjects within the exhibit
range from Florida beach to New England autumns.
Ewing will bring her unique collection of sculp-
ture to the library.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. Hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9
p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information, call 778-6341.
Chamber to hold social
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its August social at the First Union Bank in
Holmes Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
Members, their guests and the public is invited.
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Historical Society 1894-1994 calendar hot off press
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society 1894 -
1994 Calendar will be available starting Wednesday,
Sept. 1, at the Island Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City, and at the office of the Islander Bystander,
5400A Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, in the Island Shop-
The museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $7
donation is asked for each calendar.
Calendars purchased at the museum can be mailed
within the United States for an additional $1.50. Or, cal-
endars are available by writing and making checks pay-
able to the Anna Maria Historical Society, P. O. Box 4315,
Anna Maria City, Fla. 34216 for a total of $8.50.
For additional information, call the museum at
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Islanders use native beauty to stay fit
By Joy Courtney
Dr. Carl Voyles, a retired cardiologist and resident
of Anna Maria City, will do more than give you free
medical advice he'll show you.
Voyles and his wife Joan Abrahamson-Voyles are
a common sight at the Magnolia Avenue beach as they
prepare to take advantage of what the Island has to
offer and get a good cardiovascular workout at the
"People often ask us what we are doing and we're
happy to tell them," said Carl.
"There are a lot of Islanders looking for something
to do as well as an easy way to exercise. We have
beautiful weather and all this water around us. Every-
one can use these free assets to enjoy themselves and
exercise at the same time," added Joan.
"What we do can be done by anyone who is inter-
ested, age is not a deterrent," said Carl.
At least twice a week, the Voyleses enjoy a three-part
exercise program. The first part is a mile-and-a-half bike
ride from their home in Anna Maria City to the Gulf beach
at the end Magnolia Avenue. From there, they don snor-
kels and swim south for about a half or three-fourths of a
mile. Then, carrying their limited equipment, they walk
back to their bikes (hand in hand, some bystanders have
reported) to cycle home. All told, that's about four miles
of fun and exercise.
"When you use a snorkel, you'd be surprised how
far you can swim. My endurance came up pretty fast,"
said Joan. "Sometimes we use fins when we swim so
we'll use different muscles. The snorkels protect our
eyes and sinuses and make breathing easier."
The best thing, said the Voyleses, is that their pro-
gram isn't boring.
"This is a lot more interesting than fluttering
around doing laps in a pool," said Joan. "Sometimes
the water is so clear it's unbelievable. We see schools
of fish and all sorts of marine life. Then sometimes it's
muddy from storms. That's a good time to meditate,
but the point is, it's always different."
The Voyleses suggest some "do's and don't" -do
use a silicone snorkel (approximate cost $50), do learn
Exercise at its easiest Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Joan Abrahamson-Voyles and Dr. Carl Voyles prepare to enjoy a swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Their water
adventure is part of a three-part exercise program inspired by Dr. Voyles, a retired cardiologist. The best
part is that the program's free, easy and fun.
about the currents where you choose to swim. You don't
have to swim far off-shore and, if you're a confirmed
"beach potato," consult your doctor before you start.
"Healthy people enjoy a high energy level and an
excellent quality of life," said Carl. "I'll be happy to
talk to anyone who is interested in our program."
That is, of course, if you can get the good doctor
and his wife out of the water.
Film maker to speak to Artists Guild
Susan Hartman, who received her master's degree Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the
from the Florida State University graduate school of program will begin at 7 p.m.
film making at Asolo, will speak about the art of film A general meeting will be held immediately after
making at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island pro- the program.
gram on Monday, August 30. The Artists Guild Gallery is located at 5414 Marina
The program is free and open to the public. Drive, Holmes Beach, in the Island Shopping Center.
j] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 26, 1993 M PAGE 12
Boxing, battling bad guys
is Islander's past
By Kay Pruden
Islander Ron Bouse went from being the youngest
boxer to ever box "pro" in Madison Square Garden to
battling with fugitives throughout the country. On the
way, he earned membership in five halls of fame.
When you enter his residence in Holmes Beach,
you find him surrounded by family photographs, law
enforcement memorabilia and boxing Awards.
"I started boxing at the age of 12. My father had
been a world contender. I was the youngest boxer to
ever have fought "pro" in Madison Square Garden, due
to the fact I used an incorrect baptismal certificate,"
said Bouse, his face bright as he shared the memory.
"I fought under the name of Ronnie Burns and my
father, Pinky Bums, and I are the only father and son
members of the U.S.A. and New Jersey Halls of Fame.
After 50 pro-fights, I needed several nose operations
and had a disagreement with management, so the com-
bination of the two things led me to look in other di-
rections," he said.
Lieutenant Detective Bouse clasped his hands in
front of him and thought a moment before he said, "I
spent many years in law enforcement and more than 26
years on the Fugitive Squad. During that period I as-
sisted in over 3,000 arrests, traveling everywhere from
Canada to Texas. Our squad was known as 'The
Scourge of Fugitives.'
"I was inducted into the Honor Legions of the New
York Transit Police, the Police Departments of the
State of New Jersey and the Police Department of New
York City. These are the equivalent of law enforce-
ment halls of fame," he explained.
Bouse, the father of two married daughters living
in New Jersey, found the quiet life on Anna Maria Is-
land a much-needed challenge.
"I'd been visiting Anna Maria Island for more than
20 years and I always knew this would be where I
would retire," he said. "I used to wonder how a street-
smart guy like myself, who had led such a violent life
could end up on this quaint, quiet little Island, but I
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Dad and me and the hall of fame
Ron Bouse of Holmes Beach stands under a photo of
his father, professional boxer Pinky Bums. Ron
followed in his father's footwork. He and his dad
are the only father and son members of the U.S.A.
and New Jersey Halls of Fame.
have come to be very happy here.
Bouse now finds himself enjoying "stress-less"
activities such as gardening and redecorating, but he
hasn't given up his past interests.
With the TV to a boxing event as background,
Bouse is often found reading his New Jersey newspa-
"I can't help it," said Bouse. "I've got to know
what's happening in law enforcement up north."
WW II sub veterans
looking for shipmates
The United States Submarine Veterans of World
War II holds a federal charter and was founded in Sep-
To be a member of the organization, a veteran
must have served in a submarine crew or relief crew
from December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946.
Anyone interested in joining the local chapter of the
United States Submarine Veterans of World War II may
callLarry Macek, 813-723-1983 or write Larry Macek, 92
Whippoorwill Ct., Ellenton, Fla. 34222 for information.
Welcome to the world
Andrew James Black was born at 2:36 p.m. on
Aug. 6 to Julie and James Black in Michigan.
Andrew is the grandson of Jerry and Joyce Black
of Holmes Beach and the great-grandson of Gerald and
Lorraine Black, Sr., of Holmes Beach.
His maternal grandparents are Judy and Dave
Stefanic of Michigan and he is the great-grandson of
Rose Stefanic, also of Michigan.
Andrew came into the world at a healthy 8 pounds,
4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Airman Ross weds
Airman 1st Class Celia Helen Ross of Hurlburt
Field Air Force Base, Fort Walton, and Petty Officer
3rd Class Richard M. Price of Long Beach, Calif.,
Naval Air Base were married July 26 at the Manatee
County Courthouse. Mayor Bill Evers officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ernest W. Ross and Celia
Ross of Anna Maria Island. The bridegroom is the son of
David W. Price and Judith C. Price of Bradenton.
Maid of honor was Heather Foster of Bradenton.
Best man was David R. Price, brother of the bride-
groom, of Sarasota.
A reception followed the ceremony at the home of
the bridegroom. The couple honeymooned in Fort
Walton Beach. The bride will join her husband soon
in Long Beach.
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Right now, before the hurricane season begins:
* Enter each hurricane season prepared. Recheck your supply of boards, tools, batteries, non-perishable foods
and other equipment you will need to secure your home and prepare yourself for evacuation from the area,
* Prepare or update your Hurricane Survival Kit. The kit should include: medicines (at least a two week sup-
ply) special dietary foods that are non-perishable blankets, pillows, sleeping bags flashlight and batter-
ies portable radio and batteries extra clothing lightweight folding chairs, cots personal items infant
necessities quiet game or favorite toy for children important papers, valid identification papers snacks.
If hurricane advisories list Southwest Florida as a threatened
region, pay attention to local weather broadcasts for updates.
* Fill your vehicle with gasoline, check the oil, tires and wiper blades.
* Gather your Hurricane Survival Kit.
* Moor your boat securely, or evacuate it to a safe mooring.
* Be prepared to board windows or protect them with tape or storm shutters. Damage to small windows is mostly
caused by wind-driven debris; damage to larger windows may come from debris as well as wind pressure.
* Bring indoors all outdoor furniture, plantings, lawn ornaments and anything else that can be easily moved.
Secure any other outdoor objects that can't be taken inside. Garbage cans, garden tools, toys, signs, porch
furniture and a number of other harmless items become missiles in hurricane winds.
* Stock up on drinking water. Fill bathtubs, jugs, bottles or pots, or buy bottled water. Remember, water service
may be disturbed for days or longer after a hurricane. You should have one gallon of water per person, per day.
* Stock up on non-perishable food. Remember that electricity may be off for days or longer and cooking
may be difficult, so make plans to prepare food or have food that can be eaten cold. Check to make sure that
you have a can opener that can be operated without electricity.
* Check all battery-powered equipment, and stock up on batteries, candles or lanterns.
* Also stock up on clean-up materials; mops, buckets, towels, cleansers and the like.
* Make arrangements for boarding your pet. Remember, shelters do not allow pets, so animals will have to
be kept with friends or at a veterinarian.
If hurricane advisories list Southwest Florida as a possible landfall
for a hurricane, begin making preparations for the storm.
* Board all windows, or secure with tape or security shutters.
* Be prepared to leave. Remember, the traffic leaving the Island will be bad. Hurricane authorities predict
upwards of 12 to 17 hours to evacuate the Island, so plan ahead.
* Watch or listen to local news broadcasts for shelter openings.
If officials order an evacuation:
Evacuate. Leave with as little delay as possible.
Leave your swimming pool filled and superchlorinate. If possible, remove the pump, otherwise cover it.
Turn off electricity and water to your house.
Turn off gas valves at the appliance, not at the main valve.
Let your friends and relatives know where you are going.
Check with neighbors to make sure they have a safe, timely ride out of the area.
After the hurricane passes:
Be patient. Access to damaged areas will be limited, and you may not be able to return to your home immedi-
ately. Roads may be blocked by trees and live power lines. Emergency crews will need time to make the area safe.
Expect security checkpoints, so make sure you have valid identification showing your proper local address.
Do not drive unless you must. Do not go out to sightsee. Roads should remain clear for emergency vehicles.
Avoid downed or damaged electrical wires.
Beware of snakes, insects and animals that may have sought higher ground to avoid flood waters.
Re-enter your home with caution. Open windows and doors to let air circulate and dry out the house.
Be cautious with fire until you have checked the area thoroughly for gas fumes.
Assess and photograph damage to structure and contents.
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Where there's smoke there's pork
Friends Lois Bagwell of Avon Park, Fla., (left) and Jane Belford of Bradenton Beach watch over a
40-pound pig, a turkey and some ribs being smoked for the surprise 60th birthday party of Jane's
husband, Bob. Bob thought all the "ta do" was for a friend of his who had celebrated his birthday a
few days earlier. The Belfords hosted over 30 guests. The fire department stopped by, clued to the
site by billows of smoke. "The firemen said they'd seen many barbecues, but this one took the
cake," said Jane, laughing.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney.
Grandma and me
Islander Lorraine Flynn (seated) of Holmes Beach reads
to her grandchildren at the Island Branch Library. Two
of Flynn's grandchildren were visiting from New Jersey.
Pictured from bottom to top are grandson Alex Cassella,
4, from Longboat Key, and Amanda, 8, and Lindsay
Blide, 11, the northern visitors. All enjoyed the tale,
"The Brave Red Fire Truck."
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
August 13, Coquina Bayside boat ramp, theft of
August 13, 2513 Gulf Dr. N., Circle K, retail
theft of $3 worth of gasoline.
August 16, Coquina Beach, burglary of purse
August 16, 100 block of 3rd Street, burglary of
$75, a CD player and CDs.
August 16, 2300 block of Avenue B, grand theft.
Evicted tenants vacated the house and removed numer-
ous household items and appliances.
August 17, 300 block of Church Avenue, warrant
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August 17, 100 block Bridge Street, criminal
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August 18, Bridge Street, Vienna Castle and
Sports Lounge, burglary and defrauding an innkeeper.
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ployee of Vienna Castle heard a noise in the kitchen
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and Mrs. Castellina of Bradenton; two sisters, Anne
Castellina of Seward, Alaska and Elizabeth Zaffina of
Tampa; and grandmother Antoinette Gruchala of East
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sept.4
in the chapel of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul,
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Albert 'Abie' Hammond
Albert "Abie" Hammond, 81, of Holmes Beach,
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Holmes Beach from Longboat Key nine years ago. He
was president of Harriett Henderson Yarn Mills,
Rome, Ga. He was a member of Giddeon, Bradenton
Country Club and Key Royale Golf Club.
He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth
Hammond Jones and Rena Hammond Cooper, both of
Rome, and four grandchildren. A memorial service
was held at Roser Memorial Community Church.
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two sisters, Euphemia Nyborg of Hartford and Dor-
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Bartman of Rosemead, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and
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She is survived by three sons, Jonathan Wall,
Patrick Wall and Daniel Wall; six grand children; and
No local visitation was held. Services were held
Tuesday at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 2800 W.
Ina Road, Tucson.
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By Bob Ardren
It takes a disaster, or at least the threat of one, to
bring old antagonists back together. And that's never
been more true than now, here on Anna Maria Island,
spared but scared in the latest Tampa Pass disaster.
For example, there's never been a lot of love here
between the various environmental groups and the
commercial fishing industry. Each group has long
seen the other as folks who "just don't get it" when
it comes to environmental issues. Yet both groups
care very much about our environment from quite
Truth be told, the two groups are so far away
from one another in terms of experience, values and
outlook that it's a miracle to me they get along as well
as they do. But sometimes they're brought together,
and the oiled seabird crisis we're having right now is
doing the trick this time.
While at least one other environmental group has
pulled out perhaps because there isn't enough
glamour or press for their efforts Wildlife Rescue
Service of Bradenton continues to do the "heavy lift-
ing and dirty work" of picking up oil-soaked pelicans
on the Island and transporting them to Fort DeSoto
for cleaning and treatment.
As of Monday, Ellie Smith of Wildlife Rescue
Service says they've recovered "68 birds so far, with
probably hundreds to go. I just saw nine more over at
the old Fast Eddies pier."
Sometimes Smith and her group use local boats
provided by volunteers to deliver the birds to Fort
DeSoto, and other times they have to drive the long
way around over the Skyway.
But rescue efforts are never simple, and this one
is no exception. First you have to recover the oil-
soaked birds and then they need treatment and care,
and that includes feeding them while they're recov-
ering. That's where the commercial fish houses -
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Both the A.P. Bell Fish Company of Cortez and its
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dreds of pounds of fish to feed the damaged pelicans.
Bell made an outright donation of 400 pounds of fish
and Sigma, through its St. Petersburg office, donated
500 pounds. That's a lot of fish and it's all being put
to good use. In addition, both companies are selling
additional fish to rescuers, Bell at their cost and Sigma
at wholesale prices. Tip of the hat to both companies.
But there's more.
Steve White operates a Mobil service station in
Palmetto and apparently he likes pelicans too, because
Smith tells me that he's been filling up their transport
van "because he understands the need and wants to
If you'd like to help with cash, fish or perhaps
even a boat, just call the Wildlife Rescue Service at
Speaking of helping, our mercifully-spared
shores will be part of an international clean-up cam-
paign set for September 18 and your help is needed.
"Coastal Cleanup will take place in 36 U.S. states
and 49 countries around the world during National
Coastweek, September 18 through October 12," says
Dee Steverson, executive director of Keep Manatee
Beautiful. Scheduled for 9 a.m. until noon, the clean-
up needs volunteers to sign up in advance so they can
be assigned to teams and locations.
Last year some 17,000 volunteers walked 1,115
miles of Florida's shoreline and collected 320,000
pounds of litter, according to the Center for Marine
Conservation. In Manatee County alone, 875 volun-
teers collected 6,280 pounds from our beaches.
That's what I call worthwhile work. And do I have to
mention that while doing it you meet some of the nic-
est people in the community? Because you do.
So let's all do our bit come September 18. Just call
Keep Manatee Beautiful at 795-8272 and volunteer.
You'll be glad that you did.
See you next week. ...
On the soccer ball
David Evans from Perico Island (left), 10, receives a
certificate of completion of the Soccer Clinic spon-
sored by the Anna Maria Island Community Center
from soccer coach Danny Mitchell. Eighty-five
Island and area children from ages six to 14 at-
tended the week-long clinic to learn the game or
sharpen their skills. Tryouts to assess ability for the
1993/94 soccer season for children six to 14 years
of age are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28. Soccer
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program director at 778-1908 for more information.
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Snook coming in
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By Islander Captain Mike Heistand
Offshore fishing has been great, according to the
local captains. It seems that just about everything a
fisherman would want to catch has been biting.
Fran from the Anna Maria City Pier said her cus-
tomers were catching nice-size mackerel up to 17 to 21
inches and saw a fishermen bring in two nice-size
pompano. Saturday night, Fran said a fishing trio
caught three sharks ranging from two to four feet long
and daytime customers were catching small sharks
from 18 inches to 2-and-a-half feet long.
Captain Mark Bradow told me he was catching
and releasing plenty of redfish last week with one of
them coming in at 40 inches. The same fish weighed
in at 20 pounds. Mark also saw lots of smaller but
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin said the offshore
fish, including grouper and dolphin, seem to like hang-
ing around in 80 feet to 90 feet of water. He also re-
ported lots of black tip and black nose sharks in the
backwater and that there were plenty of trout just out-
side of the channel over the deeper grass flats outside
of Key Royale.
Margaret from the Bradenton Beach Pier said the
pier's customers were catching a few flounder, a few
sheepshead and mangrove snapper. She also told me
one customer caught a big red grouper in the daytime.
Night fishermen were catching trout.
John from Annie's Bait & Tackle said Captain
Dave Pink with Gulf to Bay Charters told him fishing
offshore was going great. Pink's clients were bringing
in permit on crabs and shrimp and also plenty of yel-
lowtail and mangrove snapper and lots of barracuda.
Captain Zack with Dee Jay II told John his clients
were catching redfish in the three to 12 pounds range,
lots of undersize trout up to 20 inches, mackerel,
bonita, and mangrove snapper off the local beaches
along with several permit.
Captain Phil Shields told me his clients caught
dolphin on almost every trip last week. Phil also said
there were plenty of barracuda being caught (better
than the barracuda catching the fishermen) along
with mangrove snapper up to six pounds.
Bill from Island Discount Tackle said his custom-
ers reported fishing from fair to excellent. They told him
a few mackerel were starting to show around the
Island's piers and that redfish were schooling for those
who know what to look for offshore. Reports of cobia,
dolphin, red grouper, mangrove snapper and barracuda
came into his shop last week.
Captain Todd Romaine said redfish, redfish,
redfish were his clients' favorite last week.
Ray from Rod & Reel Pier told me the pier's
customers were catching redfish, big drum up to 25
pounds, a few mangrove snapper and a few pom-
pano. Her also said Sunday morning-someone-lost. a
big cobia. No reports of any mackerel being caught
Captain Tom Chaya also said redfish were his
best bet last week, but his clients also brought in
snook and trout.
Ralph from Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
fleet's four-hour trip averaged 75 head of Key West
grunts, porgies and vermilion snapper. Its six-hour trip
averaged 125 head of yellowtail and mangrove snapper.
Its nine-hour trip averaged 45 head of mangrove and
yellowtail snapper, red grouper and black grouper.
Captain Rick Gross told me he's preparing for
the up-and-coming snook season starting on Sept. 1.
Rick said he's been scouting and has seen plenty of
the big linesiders.
My clients, John and Susy Dukes from Plant
City, caught and released approximately 20 reds all
over the 27-inch limit and caught and released two
snook in the 30 inch range over the weekend. They
had a great time. As for the rest of the week, redfish
and a lot of mangrove snapper were "best bets" on
my boat, Magic.
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Mon 8/30 12:43 1.7ft 4:52 1.2ft 11:42a 2.5ft 6:24 0.5ft
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Welcome back school's in session Islander Photos: Joy Courtney
Anna Maria Elementary School started classes on Monday to an array of activity and exciting expectations.
Welcoming the student body back from summer vacation are (left to right) Stephanie Summer, Lisa
Comkowycz, Kelsey Lashway, Rachelle Brockway, Mark Lackey, Derek Storts and Laura Potter.
In photo at top, Lisa Comkowycz (center, left) and Carla Bensinger (top) receive their patrol assignments
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Breakfast: Cheese or Sausage Toast or Cereal, Fruit
Lunch: Pork Chop Shape, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed
Vegetables, Corn Bread, Cookie
Breakfast: Peanut Butter or Cheese Toast or Cereal,
Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Ital-
ian Salad, Garlic Bread or Roll, Jello
All meals served with milk.
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1007 Gulf Dr N
209 Summer Sands
204 Church St
2806 Gulf Dr
50 x 100
4255 Gulf Dr
110 Island Village
538 Key Royale Dr
5702 Marina Dr
AGE/size SELLER/BUYER/date SALE$S/LIST$
1434 sfla 7/27/93
1500 sfla 7/27/93
1900 sfla 7/27/93
1586 sfla 7/27/93
2 story commercial 1965-1980 Leopold/Turtles
"Turtles Bar & Grill" 3861 sf 7/27/93
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
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born swimming on their
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swim upright near the sea's
As the flounder grows,
an amazing almost magi-
cal change takes place.
The flounder's body flattens
and turn so that it lies on its
side. Usually its right side
becomes its top side, and its
left side becomes its under-
side. In this position the
flounder would have one
eye facing up and the other
facing the bottom. There, as
the fish flattens, its left eye
moves over its head and next
to its right eye so that both
eyes end up on the top side.
The flounder then lies on the
sandy bottom, using both
eyes to look for food that
might be swimming above.
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PERICO BAY CLUB Lowest priced 2 bedroom, 2
bath unit available in this award winning community
of fine homes. Only 5 minutes to beaches. Neat and
Clean. Great lake view.
THINK ABOUT swimming, tennis, putting green,
miles of walking or jogging on sculptured sidewalks.
Clubhouse and much more. Call for details on this
Gated community. $84,900. Rose Schnoerr 778-
2261. After Hours 778-7780. 1-800-422-6325.
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Don't miss this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
seawalled canalfront pool home in the sparkling
Bay Palms neighborhood of Holmes beach! In-
cludes dock, davits, 30x14 solar heated pool,
sprinkler system with private well, and beautiful
views from every room! Only $189,900! CALL
This inviting 3 bedroom, 3 bath deep water ca-
nal front home features a great room with a dra-
matic, beamed cathedral ceiling, a fireplace and
built-in bookcases and cabinets. Other ameni-
ties of this very private residence include an
elevator, security system, custom wood shut-
ters, expansive deck, a workshop, dock, davits
and a sprinkler system. Privacy plus in a natu-
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$189,900 with owner financing.
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LARGE ISLAND HOME
6 bedrooms, 4 baths, pool, deep water canal with
boat lift and great views. This home is immaculate
and it is definitely not a drive by!!! $386,000.
Great duplex, great invest-
ment. 208 Peacock, Holmes Beach.
2BR/2BA on each side of this totally
upgraded duplex. Close to wide
beach. Good rental history. $135,000.
Fantastic beach cottage. 209
Coconut, Anna Maria. Totally updated.
A must see, not a drive by. Fireplace,
beautiful dining area. Best of all, next
to world class beach. $169,600.
Priced Right. 301 23rd St. N.,
Bradenton Beach. Two Bedroom,
one bath. A cute, little updated cot-
tage. Turnkey furnished. $116,500.
Richard A. Freeman, Island and Key Specialist, Realtor Associate, neaGLneaL REALTORS Toll free 1-800-422-6325
Jl THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 26, 1993 M PAGE 24
NORTH POINT HARBOUR: Two story 2 bed-
room, 2.5 bath canalfront home. 2nd floor office
could be 3rd bedroom. 2 fireplaces, exercise solar
heated pool new berber carpet throughout.
$269,000. For more information & to see this lovely
home, please call Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
ISLAND GETAWAY: 2 units at Laz-Y-Liv-N
condo, each with two bedrooms and one bath.
On site management, pool, one block to
beach. One furnished $69,900 and $64,900.
Call Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
1JJ I L REALTORS
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext. 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
SECLUDED ... TROPICAL
Luxurious 3 bedroom 2.5 bath on water with pool.
S.. Twelve years experience
t-. specializing in Creative
.B Make your dreams and
goals a reality with
:-' t -IL- After Hours (813) 778-4330
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654
Key Royale, 631 Foxworth Lane. $525,000
Doug Dowling Realty. 778-1222
CHARMING CITY OF ANNA MARIA ...
Imagine living so close to bay & beach!
Maintained in immaculate condition!
A 2 bedroom, 2 bath with over 2000 s.f.
Gorgeous white tile floors keep you cool!
Imagine 2 large family rooms with many uses!
Neighborhood designated boat basin!
Enticing location you'll never want to leave!
Imagine this could be yours ...
A great investment at $159,900.
Call Patty Lance
Want excellent results?
Hire an exceptional
REALTOR with a proven
track record of success.
,* -; *I will go the extra mile for
you! Specializing In
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5340-1 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
SHELL COVE! $99,900 :'._', -. '.
#5KS58 ... Enjoy -'*!.
the balcony of this direct go -
Gulffront unit. Turnkey -_ ...._ "" _
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Enjoy Island living in I I I I
', this large one bedroom overlooking the lagoon.
Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent with International
ST Contacts? Call one of the Top Sales Associates of the
PRUDENTIAL FLORIDA REALTY for Sarasota Manatee
i Counties. KARIN B. STEPHAN 778-0766 or 388-1267
RETIRING SOON? $29,900 #53161 ... 1 bedroom furnished mobile home at
Sunny Shores with new carpet and draperies. Carport plus Marina privileges.
Call Sally Schrader after hours 792-3176.
GOOD STARTER HOME! #52931 $46,000 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath in quiet
neighborhood, close to shopping. Call Horace Gilley anytime. 792-0758.
The Prudential (4
CAROL HEINZE .CRS
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE I ,
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813)778-0766 4 (DI '. .;.
ax (813) 778-3035 .
After Hours (813) 792-5721
LIFESTYLE-LOCATION #52942 $229,000 ...
2 bedroom, 2 bath tastefully turnkey furnished
condo. Rare direct gulffront unit enables you to
enjoy breathtaking sunsets and beautiful beaches.
Call Roni McCuddin after hours 778-5585.
SPACIOUS, CANALFRONT HOME! #53063
$180,000 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath that offers a large
screened lanai, garage, water view and private
dock. Call Roni McCuddin after hours at 778-5585.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory, Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
CALL 778-7978 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND!
Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
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SPACIOUS AND GRACIOUS
3BR/3B condo with outstanding water views at a first
class complex that features a pool, tennis court and boat
dock. Convenient location and outstanding price.
$99,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
LUXURY LIVING In Mariners Cove. Several units
available in this unique community on deep water canal
with boat slips. Breath-taking sunsets from $215,000.
Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
BREATHTAKING VIEW OF TAMPA BAY Luxuri-
ous 4BR/4.5B on Anna Maria. Exercise room office/den,
4-car garage, dock davits and boatlift, too! $750,000.
Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
GREAT VIEWS FROM LA COSTA Totally refurbished
includes new tile, appliances and furniture. Lowest priced
unit in complex. $119,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
EXQUISITE TOWNHOUSE Enjoy top quality living
in this spacious 4BR/2B unit featuring new carpet and
decor, fireplace, new appliances and lots of storage all for
$149,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
TOP PRODUCER _
Island Office -
1st Six Months- 1993
SAILORS DREAM Anna Maria. Updated
home on deep water canal. Lots of storage.
BEACH HOUSE Holmes Beach. Directly on
the Gulf. 3 bedroom 2 bath. Nicely furnished.
CANALFRONT HOME Anna Maria. Open
kitchen, great room with dock and davits.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Holmes
Beach. 2 and 3 bedroom units featuring pools,
tennis and boating in a park like setting.
$132,000 and up.
SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME Anna Maria. 4
bedroom 2 bath, canalfront with large caged
pool. Great family neighborhood. $239,000.
LOCATION LOCATION Walk one block to
the beach from this 3 bedroom 2 bath.
GREAT RENTAL PROPERTY! Anna Maria.
Four units located on natural waterway and one
block from north end beaches. $239,000.
Call Dick 778-6791
neaLnealL Realtors (813) 778-2261
$56,000 One bedroom condo with one
car garage. Owner may finance.
Call Today! (813) 778-1999
5320 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
The Island Shopping Center
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3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Coquina Beach Club Beautiful turnkey unit in a
Gulffront complex with a heated pool. Income pro-
ducer for only $72,000.
Island Duplex 2 bedroom, 1 bath each side. One
block from the beach. Currently producing $950 per
month income. Asking $142,000.
Gulf Watch Condominium 2 bedroom, 2 bath
turnkey furnished including washer & dryer. Produc-
ing $11-$12,000 per year gross income. 4 to choose
from at only $89,500.
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800
'J ) REAL ESTATE
,/ OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker
PRIME HOLMES BEACH LOCATION
AT NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
2 bedroom, 2.5 bath
unit is all you could
ask for! Centrally
S tand restaurants.
ga Quiet area with
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6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
Sales & Rentals & Property Management
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home is perfect for a
vacation or a lifetime!
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SPACIOUS, OLDER, ISLAND BEACH HOME
Steps to the new wide beach. 3 bedrooms,
2 baths, carport, large lot.
Call Marilyn Trevethan
Anytime ... 792-8477
Office: 778-2261 Toll free 1-800-4226325
Best Buy on the Island
Charming 2 bedroom cottage. 1.5 blocks to the Gulf
in Holmes Beach. Tip top shape. A short walk to the
local stores. Easily expanded if necessary. Cute as
a button. Extra bonus, boat ramp available. Won't last
long. Call today. Agnes Tooker. Eves. 778-5287.
Broker Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler, Pat Jackson,
Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
and Kay Kay Hardy
-4 WEEKDAYS 9AM to 4:30PM
SATURDAY 9AM to NOON
LA PLAYITA ISLAND DUPLEX Well located and maintained Is-
2BR 2BA townhouse, close to beach and shop- land duplex in desirable area Holmes Beach. Short
ping, large pool and recreation area, garage and walk to prime beach area and canal docking. Priced
storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan. at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
1i,iuu 0 uivitN M i-'er montn Trom this modern du-
plex. 2BR/2BA each side. Amenities include dish-
washer, disposals, laundry room, skylights and cov-
ered parking. JUST REDUCED TO $118,900. Call
BAY WINDS JUST REDUCED Direct Bayfront apart-
ment with great views of Bay and Intracoastal waterway.
Short walk to beach and shopping. Excellent Islandsecond
home with strong rental opportunity. 2BR-2BA with under
cover parking. Priced at $99,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
GULFFRONT MOTEL Six units directly on new wide
beach. A mix of efficiencies, 1 BR and housekeeping
apartments. Steady increase in income since beach
renourishment and 1994 is already booked. Now
priced at $549,900. Call Stan Williams.
$53,900 will buy this 2BR-1BA, fully furnished
condo. Convenient to shopping and across the
street from the beach with a pool, private patio and
cook-out area. Call Tom Eatman for details.
SALES RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
- Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY
GROUP OFFICE! Four ISLAND real estate offices working together to
provide personal and professional services. Over 75 combined years of
SISLAND business experience shows we are long established ISLAND offices!
very desirable neighborhood in
the city of Anna Maria, close to
Tampa Bay and fishing pier,
51.5 x 145. Priced to sell at
$69,500. Call Janice Tressler
today. Eves. 778-6258.
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
GULF VIEW DUPLEX
Two, turnkey units includes 3BR/2BA
& 2BR/1 BA only one lot from gorgeous
beach! Great rental history & priced to
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
"We are on the Island!" ... since 1957
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259
UNIQUE CANAL FRONT HOME
Spectacular entrance. Pool, fireplace,
50' dock, lush landscaping. Best of ev-
erything! 3 Bedroom/2 bath 326 Tar-
pon Street. $395,000.
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
BAY FRONT LOT
in City of Anna Maria for less than
$200,000. Actually, quite a bit less.
$1s $169;00, $164,000.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lie Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
[M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 26, 1993 1 PAGE 26
&A KILTS PIANO STUDIO '
ENROLL NOW for Private Music Instruction
Piano to Keyboard Youth to Adult
Nationally Certified Teacher Music Teachers National Assn.
Paulette Kilts Holmes Beach (813) 778-3788
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630
Lic. No. 4467
I Commercial & Residential
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
L'o '0I0I I
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
S LICENSED INSURED
S * COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
u1* MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
--Free Estimates 748-3558
0 0 0 0 0 0* CLIP AND SAVE * * * *
M):Tuesday and Saturday.
Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
" IST!RIC TIONS -
S-M):Tuesday and Saturday.
SAddresseios ending in odd numbers (or N
SIrrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
* p.m. (Irrigation with treated waste water al-
lowed any time.) .
* time as long as they use a hand-held hose
S meant District (Swiftmud) toll-free:
* (800)423-1476. *
MICROSOFT WORD for DOS 5.5 Never registered
or used (includes Grammatik IV). Retails for $370.
$150 or make an offer. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels... and everything
else in the ISLANDER BYSTANDER
4 X 8 ENCLOSED UTILITY trailer. New tires and
axle. Strong I-beam construction. Great condition.
Call mobile # 356-4649 or 778-9392.
FOR SALE 2 Louvre doors (80 X 30") $40 for both.
1 exterior door $20. 778-2586 or 778-6771.
TWO FLUSH MOUNT 52" ceiling fans (almost new)
$20 each. Dishwasher (works)$50. Shower doors
TWO COMMERCIAL FREEZERS 778-0333.
FREE GRAVEL Approximately 8 tons. 778-0171
before 7 PM.
FOR SALE Sleeper sofa, queen, innerspring $200.
Sewing machine (portable) $75. Hoover upright
sweeper $30. Tappan microwave $50. All excellent
LOOKING FOR ARTISTS and craftsmen for Oct 2
show. Entry fee $20. 778-2099. Sponsored by AMI
ART LEAGUE HAPPENINGS
"Artfully Done Grouper Fish Fry"
Aug. 28, 5 to 8 PM
Island Community Center
407 Magnolia, Anna Maria
All you Can Eat-Live Entertainment
$7 in advance, $8 at the door; Children $5
Can you donate kilns or clay equipment
for classes starting this fall? Tax deductible!
Call for tickets and class schedule
Anna Maria Island Art League: 778-2099.
MOVING SALE Washer $75, dressers, misc. 778-
MOVING SALE Sat, Aug 28. 9 to 3.510 Bayview Dr,
Holmes Beach. Moped, Kyak, some furniture and lots
of neat things!
HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Rusty from the beach but
excellent mechanically. Perfect for students. Reliable
small car. $850 firm. 778-9392.
13FT SPIN DRIFT DAYSAILER Main sail and jib,
center board and kick-up rudder. Galvanized trailer.
All in excellent condition. $1000.778-2963 after 5 PM.
20' ALUMINUM BOAT TRAILER $650 OBO. Stain-
less steel prop OMC 10 X 17 $75. Gas tank $10.
Other misc items. 794-0449.
7.5 JOHNSON with tank. Never in salt water. Books
and stand. $400 firm. 778-4659.
THE CITY OF Holmes Beach is now accepting appli-
cations for a full time receptionist/clerk. Excellent
public relations skills a must. Prior office experience
necessary. Apply in person to: 5901 Marina Dr,
Holmes Beach, FL.
HAIRSTYLIST WANTED with following, chair rental
available. Call Pam at Snips Hair Design. 778-1968.
HAIRSTYLIST with clientele needed. Head Quarters
LAUNDRESS/HOUSEKEEPER Experienced with a
fun personality please. Part time or full time. Sunset
Beach Motel. Ask for Jodi 778-7900.
HOUSECLEANING WANTED on Island. 778-4659.
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, island resident,
cook, drive, etc. Part-time, not live-in. 778-8216.
CHILD CARE Any age. Mature woman to care for
children by the hour or overnight while you go out for
the evening. 778-0262.
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 .-.. .--
AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE. Available evenings
and weekends in our home. References available.
The best news in town and the best results from clas-
sified ads and services!
PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION Piano or keyboard.
Youth to Adult. Enroll now. Call 778-3788 for inter-
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.
IF YOU KNOW NEWS ...
PLEASE, GIVE US A CALL AT 778-7978.
If you know something that would be of interest to Islanders, don't hesitate to
call. We're interested in stories about people and events that have to do with
Anna Maria Island. Kids, adults, grandparents. From anniversary parties to
garden club meetings ... there's always something happening and there will
always be someone who wants to know about it.
Call or write:
Island Shopping Center
5400A Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
J3I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 26, 1993 0 PAGE 27
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VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island refer-
ences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
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.
ISLAND LOCKSMITH and Golf Shop has moved!
Our new location is 3165 58th St, Holmes Beach.
Same phone number 778-1661.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing & repairs. Screen rooms, roof-overs, siding &
soffit, etc. Insured, references, reasonable. LIC #RX-
0051318. Rex Roberts 795-3757 or 778-0029.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
HOLMES BEACH $700 month. 2/2,1200 sq ft, W/D,
decks and garage. Near beach. Gulf Bay Realty 778-
7244 or 778-2151.
ANNA MARIA Furnished 1 and 2BR apartment, gulf/
bay view, pool, patio; $550/$650 month includes utili- -
ties. 211 S Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
ROOM MATE WANTED Holmes Beach. Own en-
trance and separate living quarters w/kitchen privi-
leges $70 week and share utilities. 6 month lease.
UNFURNISHED ISLAND RENTALS
Large family home
4/3, pool, deep water, $1500.
3/2, 307 57th St, 3/2, $850.
2/2, pool, 31000 Gulf Dr, $600.
604 North Shore 1/1 $425 or
2/1, on canal w/dock, $625.
Neal & Neal Rentals, Inc.
813-778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, over 1200 sq. ft. w/2
decks & garage. 2/2, 1 blk. from beach. $700 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244 or 778-2151.
1 LARGE COMMERCIAL Studio Gulf view, ideal for
small business, office, crafts, etc. Rent negotiable.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished 2BR house, decks,
large screen room, near beach, seasonal or monthly.
Available No thru May 1994. 778-3358.
ANNA MARIA UNFURNISHED 2/1, new kitchen,
carport, washer/dryer hook-up, close to beaches,
shopping and tennis. $550 month plus utilities. Avail-
able September 1st. 778-3119.
FEMALE WANTED to rent large bedroom with house
privileges, in nice NW Bradenton home. 10 minutes
from island. $300 month includes utilities. 778-6541
YES! We have a few seasonal rentals available.
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate. 778-1999.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront, boat
dock, washer/dryer, own phone number, nice loca-
tion. $79 week plus deposit. 778-1273.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV,
phone, 1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month in-
cluding utilities. Available Nov thru April 1994.778-5419.
RIVER FRONT LOT 100 x 200 ft. 10 minutes to
Downtown Bradenton. $45,000. Call 778-7980.
CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Corner of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable.
SHELL POINT 2/2, waterfront condo, excellent condition.
Possession-immediate! Price slashed to $119,000. Call
Marilyn at Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261.
DIRECTLY ON THE Intra Coastal. 2 story duplex.
2BR upstairs, 1 down. Garage and sea walled lot.
Deep water. $139,9000. 778-7980.
DEEP SAILBOAT WATER LOT 60 X 100. 211 N
Harbor Dr, Holmes Beach. $89,900. 778-4253.
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.
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SService 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152
SIsland Typing Service
.| Computer Operated
I FAX Service: Send & Receive
S "-- FAX #: 778-8390
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
^, CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD
EVERYTHING IN GLASS
r Mirrors *ATabletops
Windows & Screens
||r Boat Windows
Residential & Commercial
Sales & Repairs
5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
Elaine is still here ...
S EUinme Defenbaugh---
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
* Free Estimates
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody
Leather & Vinyl
Tires & Trim
Every detail is cleaned and
protected. Your car or boat
can look like new ain...
and maintain its value!
By appoinment, at your
home or office.
Call mobile service #
ISLANDER ItAI :Mi
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, Box: $1,
Headlines 100 per word.
For more information,
24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Electrical Service Changes
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
WILL BURNS OWNER (813) 778-7774 U #ER0010206
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