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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


I rIs R


Trolley bus stalled for 1 year; state funds lost


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A landmark meeting took place between the Mana-
tee County commission and Island elected officials -
for the first time in recent history they met to discuss
mutual issuesof concern.
Officials met Thursday at the County Administra-
tion building to discuss communications and long-
range planning, transportation, recycling and dumping
of dredged spoil in the Gulf of Mexico.

Communications and
long range planning
Island officials have long complained that county
officials do not involve them in decisions that impact





Beach
finale
Island photographer Jack
Elka captured the defini-
tive shot ofAnna Maria
Island's renourished
beaches. Looking to the
south, the white sand and
turquoise waters are
stunning, and the clarity
is so great, you can point
-out the swimming pools
in the back yards all the
way down the Island.
Well, almost all the way.
Elka sells enlargements'
from his studio and at
several retail locations
including Harlan's One
Hour Photo.

Islander Photo
courtesy Jack Elka


the Island and do not attend Island meetings to learn of
Islanders' concerns.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
put it bluntly, "I feel that the Islands don't get any re-
spect. It.took us five months to get this meeting coor-
dinated. At the Island Elected Officials meetings we've
only had a county representative three times in two-
and-a-half years. The county appointed a representative
on the trolley committee, and I had no commission at-
tendance until the very last meeting."
County Commissioner Stan Stephens replied that
county representatives attend some meetings and report
back to commissioners. He added, "I don't think
whether you're at an hour-long meeting of Island
elected officials is really providing the leadership and


Millions of dollars in governmental

cash reserves on Islands


By Paul Roat
"Rainy day" funds, or cash reserves to be used by
governments in the case of an emergency, total into the
millions on Anna Maria Island.
Cash reserves for the Island cities are:
Anna Maria City $652,323
Bradenton Beach $1,087,733
Holmes Beach $1,208,776
Longboat Key $478,357.
As a comparison, the operating budgets for the cit-
ies for fiscal year 1993-94, which began Oct. 1, are:
Anna Maria City 859,900
Bradentor Beach $1,052,549
Holmes Beach $1,743,383
Longboat Key $7,676,554.
The handbook "An Elected Official's Guide to
Fund Balance" states "Bond raters and others often use
'rules of thumb' to measure the adequacy of unreserved
fund balance in the general fund. For example, five
percent of annual operating expenditures is a com-
monly cited minimum amount. Others argue that the
unreserved fund balance should equal no less than one
month's operating expenditures (i.e., 8.3 percent)."


For the barrier islands, that percentage of cash re-
serve to general operating budget is:
Anna Maria City 75 percent
Bradenton Beach 103 percent
Holmes Beach 69 percent
Longboat Key 6 percent.
Can a government have too much unreserved fund
balance? The question is answered in "An Elected
Official's Guide to Fund Balance" this way:
"Some users of government financial statements
occasionally object to what they perceive as an exces-
sive amount of unreserved fund balance, arguing that
high levels of unreserved fund balance are an indica-
tion of overtaxation.
"Of course, it is possible for governments to raise
more revenues than needed, and high levels of unreserved
fund balance, in some cases, may indicate such a situation
has occurred. In practice, however, high levels of unre-
served fund balance are very often justified for a variety
of reasons. Moreover, it should not be forgotten than in-
adequate or unstable levels of unreserved fund balance can
lead to added costs in the form of unnecessary borrowings
and worsened credit ratings."


the communication to get the dialogue you need. You
know that I'm accessible to every one of you. I'd like
to challenge you to come to commission meetings
when there are issues important to you."
County Administrator William Estabrook told offi-
cials that a new county department ofintergovernmental
affairs and community relations will help solve the prob-
lem. He said county staffers will attend all meetings to
which they are invited and report back to officials.
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Howard said there
are many committees on which Island officials are not
invited to participate, "then after much talk, the Island
will get a representative. I think it's important that we
are not always grouped as one representative but rec-
ognized as four cities."
Longboat Key Mayor Jim Brown said, "We do
have a sense that things get lost when they go into
Manatee County. We'd like to see the bureaucracy
pushed a little more."
Concerning comprehensive plans, Mayor Ray
Simches of Anna Maria noted recent state legislation af-
fecting the plans and the impending review of all plans.
"When drafting those elements of the comprehensive
plan that impact on the Island cities, I would ask for a dia-
logue, so that our elements reflect the coordination of
county and the island cities and we are not sending mixed
messages to our residents or to DCA (Florida Department
of Community Affairs)," Simches said.
County Commissioner Joe McClash, the meeting's
chairman, suggested an element in the comprehensive
plan to accommodate communication with the Island
cities on issues that affect them. He also suggested a
monthly report to commissioners on Island concerns.

Trolley
Plans for a trolley bus system for the islands were
effectively killed when McClash received a consensus
from the group for a study of the mass transit system
in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. It meant the loss of
$2.5 million in state funds for the system.
Whitmore noted that representatives of'the Island
cities, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the
Department of Transportation, and the bus systems of
Manatee and Sarasota transit had been meeting several
times a month for eight months.
"We have studied this and the trolley is what we came
up with, because the county couldn't afford the $380,000
to connect the four miles," she said. "Are you going to
formulate a whole new committee and do all this again?"
McClash replied that a decision would be made after
comments from the Island communities are received.
Fred Loveland, county community services direc-
tor, said the trolley system was to include four buses,
two in Manatee County and two in Sarasota County, to
service the islands from Lido Beach to the Anna Maria
City Pier and two backup buses. Buses running con-
tinuously along Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road
would connect with the trolley system.
He said the county commission "set aside $33,000,
half of the required capital match, and asked the Island
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, PAGE 2


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Anna Maria feud ........................ Page 3
Opinions ....................... ........ Page 4
Those were the days........... Page 5
Maddox hearing.......................... Page 6
Ringling bridge .................... Page 9
Islander 'Live at 5' ................... Page 10
Life saver ............................ Page 12
Streetlife .................................. Page 15
Real estate .............................. Page 18


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


OCTOBER 7, 1993






iM PAGE 2 M OCTOBER 7, 1993 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Hoteliers say restrictions are


stifling their business


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Island real estate agents and hoteliers agree the
resort overlay district is not the answer to the prolifera-
tion of residential rentals in the city. They offered the
Holmes Beach Planning Commission suggestions on
relieving the problem.
The resort overlay district is currently in place in
the R4 zoning district, mostly south of Manatee Av-
enue. Rentals of less than seven consecutive days are
prohibited. The overlay can be applied to any zoning
district in the city.
Don Howard, owner of the Island Plantation and
Holmes Beach city council chairman, told the planning
commissioners last week that the city has become too re-
strictive on its hotels, particularly in the area of density.
"Most of the hotels were built years ago for people
who came for four to six months and wanted large ac-
commodations," explained Howard. "A lot of us have
units that are 1,000 to 1,300 square feet. A hotel room
is usually 200 to 300 square feet."
Howard said the size and cost of the room eliminates
overnighters, yet density restrictions do not allow the ho-
teliers to convert to smaller units. In addition, the size of
the rooms puts hoteliers in competition with real estate
offices, whose clients seek larger accommodations.
Alex Buckross, owner of Cedar Cove, added, "To-


Planning commission
to focus on duration

of rentals
After holding its first meeting to review the
city's comprehensive plan, the Holmes Beach
Planning Commission learned that an extension
has been granted by the state until 1996.
Due to this extension, the commission will
focus on reviewing duration of rentals in the city
and applicable ordinances, as well as other prob-
lem areas as recommended by the city council.


day we get a different type of tourist. We get more
people from abroad who don't stay a week. They ex-
plore the state and come to the Island for a couple of
nights. They don't want a three bedroom apartment;
consequently, they don't want to pay the price that we
have to charge and we lose them."
Cedar Cove is in the R4 zoning category in the
comprehensive plan, a legal non-conforming motel.
"I would prefer the commission look at density,
even if it means spot zoning," said Buckross.
Bali Hai owner David Bouzaine told commission-
ers that since his resort was opened in 1971 the density
has been reduced from 22 to 16 to 10 units per acre.
"As a businessman, you cannot come in and invest
hundreds of thousands of dollars in a piece of property
and build 10 units," he pointed out. "The balance has
been thrown off. Holmes Beach has laid restrictions
upon motel owners to reduce their density, and yet has
allowed residential accommodations to rent out in a
like manner. You have to have a difference between
residential and business."
Bouziane said the definition of business in the area of
residential rentals should be addressed, and motels should
not be restricted to units per acre but square feet per unit.
He also said that, "motels should be allowed to
operate as motels" because they are businesses. Motels
in the Al zoning district are not permitted any commer-
cial activity, such as souvenir shops.
According to Luke Courtney, owner of Haley's
Motel, there are 1,008 seasonal'rental licenses in the
city. Of those, 188 are motel units and 820 are private
rental units.
He said the city should not limit an individual's
right to do what he wants with his own property but
tighter controls on private rentals are necessary to con-
firm that they have the proper licensing and are paying
the proper taxes.
"Private rentals should be playing by the same rules
that the motel owners are playing by," Courtney said.
Realtor Maureen Dowd said that "any rentals
handled through the real estate offices on this Island are
under the same jurisdiction as the motels. We have


Taking a dive Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
This boat at 5 O'Clock Marine gave new meaning to
the phrase "run aground" Thursday afternoon.
Marina owner Ken Peterson said the boat tilted
down, possibly because of added weight from water
collection. Peterson said the area was cleared and
the boat lowered with no problems. The boat sus-
tained cosmetic damage only, Peterson said.

periodic fire and safety inspections and taxes paid
monthly. Individual owners are also liable for those
inspections and taxes but they are probably not all com-
plying because it's hard to enforce."
Realtor Marie Franklin added that the demand con-
trols the business, and rentals through real estate offices
are for one to two week stays or longer, not overnights
or weekends.
"By the time the owner goes through all those ex-
penses such as maid service and laundry, it's not worth
it to rent for three or four days," said Franklin. "They
don't make any money; we don't make any money. We
refer short term rentals to the motels."
The planning commission took no action last week
on the suggestions.


Trolley stalled for a year; islanders, county officials spar


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
cities to review the gas tax revenue they have in their bud-
gets to come up with the remaining funds to match that."
Whitmore pointed out, "It's the county's responsibil-
ity. No other city in Manatee County pays for transit."
Brown said he personally supports the concept of
the trolley, which has been officially opposed by the
Longboat Key Commission but noted, "It concerns me
that we're talking about a plan to put a system into a
town that doesn't want it. Is it possible to impose the
system on Longboat Key?"
County Attorney "Chip" Rice replied, "The county
does have the right, as does any citizen, to use the roads
and ways of the community irrespective of what city
boundaries and jurisdictions may exist"
Longboat Key Commissioner Bob Farber noted, "Be-
fore you ask for the money, you should design the system.
There are a lot of questions that haven't been answered.
Put it back on the table, create a study committee, take a
real in depth look and design a system with all of the ques-
tions answered, then ask for the money."
Longboat Key Commissioner Ray Metz, the origi-
nal chairman of the trolley committee, said the group
found that to connect the four mile gap between the
counties with bus service would cost $520,000 per year
in operating costs, and the current transit system to the
Islands costs $130,000.
"The difference was $380,000," he said. "So then
we started looking for some way to make this cheaper.
We came up with this trolley, which would cost
$65,000 one time for capital equipment and $200,000
,a year. Whether it's trolleys or buses, it makes not dif-
ference to us. What we're looking for is a viable pub-
lic transportation system."
"We are a small community and don't have the
resources," added County Commissioner Pat Glass.
"We have tried to use all the state and federal resources
to try to move a proper people mover system in Mana-
tee County. The trolley would enhance what we're try-
ing to do."


Recycling
Gus DiFanzo, coordinator of the county's recy-
cling plans, explained that currently there are curbside
programs combined with collection centers throughout
the county. Due to new state mandates on percentages
of items to be recycled, the county is considering con-
verting to a mixed solid waste system (MSW).
In this system, all garbage is taken to a facility where
some recyclables, large items and hazardous items are
hand sorted. The remainder is made into a compost, which
is sold to residents for use on yards and plants. Household
sorting of recyclables will be eliminated.
The county is waiting for a financial criteria report
from Amerecycle, its preferred MSW company. If a
favorable report is received, the county will enter into
negotiations with the company.
Whitmore said it is another example of the Island
cities not being involved until the decision is made.
Holmes Beach passed a resolution opposing the
MSW system, maintaining that it is costly, the compost
will be contaminated and it discourages citizen participa-
tion.
DiFanzo said, "Currently this is to address the un-
incorporated county only. It will be up to you whether
you join the program. However, we have one landfill
and we all use it."
McClash commented that cities will be affected
because the landfill tipping fees will rise from $18 to
$35 per ton.
"A letter from the consultant that advised the
county states it very clearly," he said. "They're plan-
ning on increasing the tipping fees at the landfill for
everybody that uses it. That means the cities will be
paying more, because they're going to be helping pay
for this system whether they use it or not."
Howard said the cities could end up paying twice
- once through taxes to support the county facility and
a second time if they do their own recycling.
DiFanzo said the county is aware of the double
taxation issue, and the increased tipping fee will be


separate from the facility and will be based on the nor-
mal consumer price index.
"The facility will have one cost for the unincorpo-
rated residential people in Manatee County," said
DiFanzo. "Then there could be a tipping fee for the
cites based on what we sit down and talk about your
future plans, what we need to help us put our landfill
in the state mandated program. Then there's separate
fees for tires, yard debris, etc."
Estabrook added that the landfill is supported by
user fees, not tax dollars, and the MSW facility will be
a "stand alone operation."

Gulf dumping
The county and the Island cities agreed to seek a
formal recommendation from the county attorney on
legal steps on appealing a plan to dump spoil in the
Gulf of Mexico. The Army Corps of Engineers and the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) propose
dumping the spoil, dredged from Tampa Bay shipping
channels, at a site 18 miles from Egmont Key.
Karen Collins, executive director of the county's
Environmental Action Commission (EAC), said the
county recommended the 30 mile site, but the EPA "dis-
missed that site due to the cost of transporting the spoil."
The EAC objected because habitat loss was not
being considered. She said the county has not received
a status report on the project from EPA.
Anna Maria Commissioner Dottie McChesney said
Anna Maria residents object to any dumping of
dredged materials in the Gulf, because "they have seen
the results of the last time this was done dead sea
animals, lack of fishing. We feel this is a serious envi-
ronmental problem for Anna Maria Island."
Simches asked what due process procedures the
cities have against the dumping and if the county would
join in the efforts to oppose the dumping.
McClash said the question would be placed on the
county commission's agenda, so the county can take a
position on Simches' request.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N OCTOBER 7,1993 I PAGE 3 I'

Beach access feud flares in Anna Maria


Two resolutions in the early 1960s vacating the
beach end of a street have stirred up a hornets nest in
Anna Maria, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a
beach-access dispute.
John Dooms is claiming that, based on resolutions
approved by the Anna Maria City Commission in 1961
and 1962, he owns the beach end of Gulf Drive. The
street end is used by residents as a beach access.
Dooms fenced the area off and posted no trespass-
ing signs on the property last week.
Residents claim that city ordinances prohibiting the
sale of beach accesses should take precedence, that the
property is listed as a beach access on the city's com-
prehensive plan, and that Dooms has no right to block
their access to the beach.
The dispute has even divided the city commission,
with Commissioner Doug Wolfe and Mayor Ray
Simches taking opposite sides on the matter. Wolfe
said last week the property belonged to Dooms;
Simches said the city's attorney was reviewing the
matter and hinted that litigation may take place to pre-
serve the beach access.
"The land was vacated 22 years ago, it has been re-
surveyed, and it is John Dooms' land," Wolfe said. He
said the access used by beachgoers was the dead end

Manatee Avenue Bridge
public hearings
NOW Oct. 26-27
Due to misinformation presented to the Islander
Bystander last week by the Florida Department of
Transportation, the hearing dates on the Manatee Av-
enue Bridge will be held Oct. 26 and 27.
The Island hearing will be held Oct. 27 at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. The hearing will open to the public at 6 p.m.,
with public testimony being taken beginning at 7 p.m.
Another hearing will be held the day before, Oct.
26, at the Manatee County Commission Chambers,
1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The same sched-
ule of times will hold for this meeting as on the Island.


of a street and was not a beach access. A sign indicat-
ing it was a beach access, placed there in 1985, was
placed there at the whim of the public works director
at that time, and has since been removed, Wolfe said.
Simches said the matter is being reviewed by attor-
neys for the city, Dooms' attorney, and the land sur-
veyor who laid out the property in the 1960s. "It now
is in the hands of the attorneys, there is possible litiga-
tion, and we will come back to you later with their
opinion. Right now, we have a difference of opinion
between lawyers," Simches said. "We're really in
limbo on this."
More than a score of residents were at city hall to
protest the loss of the beach access. Harsh words be-
tween residents and Wolfe were exchanged. Pat Jack-
son, a resident of Hammock Road, seemed to sum up
resident opinion when she said the issue "was a concern
not only to us, but to all the people in Anna Maria. Not
all of us live on the beach and I understand the people
who do live on the beach don't want beach accesses
next to them. But it seems to us that you're closing all
the accesses in the city. All we want is a 10-foot access.
If the city has given (Dooms) a 50- by 50-foot space,
the least he can do is give us 10 feet."


an Looking north on Gulf
Drive in Anna Maria
toward the Dooms
property, where Public
Works Director Harry
Boothe has "red tagged"
a fence which was alleg-
edly put up without a
permit.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood





Simches said the current city commission passed
an ordinance that no beach accesses in the city be
closed or vacated.
No decision by the attorneys involved was avail-
able at press time.


Anna Maria City
Monday, 10/11: 7:30 p.m. Planning
Commission
Tuesday, 10/12: 7:30 p.m. Commission
Workshop
Bradenton Beach
Thursday, 10/7: 7 p.m. Council Meeting
Holmes Beach
Thursday, 10/7: 7:30 p.m. Council Workshop
Of Interest
Anna Maria Fire District Commission
Meeting, Monday, 10/11, 7 p.m., Station #1,
Holmes Beach.
Island Emergency Operations Center,
Wednesday, 10/13, 10 a.m., Anna Maria Fire
District Station #1, Holmes Beach


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Another big bridge

for the Island?
"The Florida Department of Transportation now
has a public involvement program which has the de-
partment coming back to the public in general for their
input on projects."
Huh?
That comment was made by a consultant with the
DOT during the second of six public forums on the fate
of the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota.
And yes, that is the same DOT that has been repeat-
edly stating that the public hearing process was followed
for the bridge at Manatee Avenue prior to deciding to
plunk two 65-foot-high, fixed span bridges across Anna
Maria Sound to link us to the mainland. That public hear-
ing seems to have been conducted in the late 1980s in
conjunction with the DOT five-year workplan and seems
to have been generally unknown to anyone outside of the
department's headquarters in Bartow.
DOT representatives have said they like the idea of
the high bridge for Sarasota, too, and have produced fig-
ures that stretch 75 years in the future to prove how cost
effective abig bridge would be versus a lower drawbridge.
Of course, in 75 years we probably will have de-
pleted our fossil fuel reserves and we'll be getting
around in some sort of science fiction fantasy vehicle,
but at least we'll have those wonderful bridges de-
signed for vehicles of the 1980s as monuments to our
past motoring ways.
To date, two groups have flatly rejected the big
Ringling Bridge a special task force that met for 18
months studying bridge designs and placement, and the
Sarasota City Commission. Both groups favor a
smaller drawbridge, about 21 feet in height, for our
neighbors to the south across the same waterway.
Both organizations also were vehement in their
belief that the big bridge would ruin the character of
Sarasota and Sarasota Bay. Sound familiar to those of
us on the Island?
Now, as Islanders prepare for the public hearings
on the Manatee Avenue Bridge, set for Oct. 26 and 27,
the DOT has presented Island residents with another
"wonderful" offer a new bridge to Key Royale in
Holmes Beach to replace the crumbling structure that
serves the 322 families there.
But what KIND of bridge will it be? Perhaps a 65-
foot-high, fixed-span bridge the DOT favorite?
Let's see, the Key Royale new, big bridge would
probably start at Palm Drive and extend somewhere
over the golf course, causing the DOT to purchase



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For the record ...
Monument
In a guest editorial this week in The Bradenton
Herald, G.B. Knowles, a staff writer for the Free Press,
presumes to tell us all about Bruce Manson's intentions
with regard to the granite monument Manson placed on
Manatee Avenue at the site of a wreclkthat claimed his
teenage daughter's life and the life of her friend, Is-
lander Lindsay Crawford.
What Knowles fails to mention or consider, in what
is far less than objective commentary, are the senti-
ments of the Crawford family Island residents. Is
either publication aware of what sources told The Is-
lander, that Knowles is alleged to live rent-free on
Manson's property in northwest Bradenton.
Lindsay's father, Jay, was at our office recently to
set the record straight. He said that Manson told him
shortly after the accident he planned a permanent me-
morial, but nothing was mentioned of the scale of what
was eventually placed on Manatee Avenue.
The Crawfords hoped the crude markers placed at
the accident site by friends of the teenagers would re-
main, but they were removed along with the granite
monument last week. Crawford said, "I'd rather not see
it anywhere on the Island and I don't care where he puts
it as long as it's on the mainland side of the bridge."
Any consideration for what happens with regard to
a memorial should involve the Crawfords and we hope
their feelings will be considered by all.
Trolley
Last week the Manatee County Commission virtu-
ally ended Carol Whitmore's hopes for an Island trol-
ley bus service.
Whitmore lobbied hard, held committee meetings
for many months and had plenty of state/federal
money, but the Manatee County Commission only al-
lotted $33,000. Not enough.
A couple of months ago we reported that the idea
was dead due to the lack of funding by the county.
Carol wanted a retraction from us, claiming we were
against the whole idea. But the idea of hopping on a


trolley and riding up to Rotten Ralph's for a grouper
sandwich actually sounded appealing. How it would
have worked in season, in traffic is another con-
sideration, if Carol can get it back on track.
Bridge
The DOT's promised public hearings on the Anna
Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue are around the
corer and we suspect members of "Save Anna Maria"
are preparing their ammunition.
We suggest that the minutes of the meetings and
public input from the Anna Maria Bridge Advisory
Committee, chaired by Manatee County Commissioner
Kent Chetlain last February under the authoritfof our
local MPO, be placed in the record.
It would save a lot of time and breath. That com-
mittee recommended against the 65-foot bridge and the
MPO ignored their decision.
DOT District Secretary David May asked The Is-
lander Bystander back then, "What is the reason most
citizens are against the 65-foot bridge?" Our answer
then and now, is that it would forever ruin the charac-
ter of the Island.




Dates corrected for
Anna Maria Bridge hearings
Publisher's note: The following letter was received from
the DOT regarding misinformation pertaining to upcom-
ing public hearings, published in last week's Islander.
Thank you for your recent note to DOT Secretary
David May pointing out an error in information pro-
vided to your reporter.
I regret any inconvenience the error may have
caused you or your readers.
The correct dates for the public hearings on the Anna
Maria Island Bridge replacement project are Oct. 26 and
27. The hearing on the 26th will be in the Board of County
Commissioners Chambers at the Manatee County Admin-
istration Building and the hearing on the 27th will be at St
Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
Thank you for your assistance in correcting the
misinformation.
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 3, What's in a Name?
by June Alder


Did old Hernando DeSoto name Anna Maria Island after saints back in the 16th
century? Or did federal officials name it after two Scottish sisters when Florida
became a state in 1845? No one knows for sure.


THE SCOTTISH

LASSIE THEORY


In the late 40s long-time Island resi-
dent and history buff Al Robson set off
on a quest to settle the controversy over
the origin and pronunciation of Anna
Maria Island's name.
One school of thought favored by
newcomers was that it was a Spanish
name and therefore ought to be pro-
nounced "Anna Ma-ree-uh." But Island
old-timers were certain it was a Scottish
name and should be said with a Scottish
burr "Anna Ma-rye-er."
One day at the Anna Maria post of-
fice Robson happened to get into a con-
versation with Mrs. J.B. Johnson, a de-
scendant of Madison Post, an early
mayor of Tampa. She said the old-tim-
ers were right, and she knew what she
was talking about because the Island had
been named after her grandmother Anna
Post and her sister Maria and they
were from Scotland.
Unfortunately Mrs. Johnson didn't
have any family papers to back up her
statement. But Robson couldn't be
stopped now.
He drove up to Tampa and spent
several days in the historical society
rooms in the Hillsborough County
Courthouse. There he located some in-
teresting clippings from the Tampa Her-
ald the first Florida West Coast
newspaper in which Madison Post
and his wife Maria were mentioned
prominently. Robson was beginning to
feel he was on the right track.
A front-page story in an issue in
1843 really got Robson excited. It told


about the Post family entertaining offic-
ers from the federal schooner engaged in
surveying the coastline in preparation
for Florida statehood. This article not
only mentioned Maria Post but her sis-
ter Anna, as well.
That pretty well convinced Robson,
but to be thorough he paid a visit to the
National Archives in Washington, D.C.
He pored over maritime maps of Tampa
Bay in the 18th and 19th centuries and
not a one of them showed an island called
Anna Maria Island until 1848. To top it
off, Robson unearthed an 1842 letter is-
sued by the Commerce and Postal Depart-
ment to all government surveyors sent to
Florida. They were specifically instructed
to "establish names for locations as used
by local citizens to facilitate the establish-
ment of post offices and to help in record-
ing tax lists."
That was enough for Al Robson. He
maintained steadfastly from then on until
he moved off the Island in the 70s that the
Scottish lassie theory was correct.
But his research didn't win the day.
Now, nearly 50 years later, it's rare indeed
to hear anyone speak Anna Maria Island's
name with a Scottish accent; the only ones
I know of are retired Anna Maria Assistant
City Clerk Elizabeth Moss, and retired
City Engineer Charlie Kehm.
Oh, well. As I've said before, Anna
Maria's a beautiful name no matter
which way you say it.
Next: Other places,
other names


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Maddox appeal stalled due to pending attorney general opinion


By Bonner Presswood
"I don't think a lot of people realize how important
innocence is to innocent people."
It was television courtroom drama, but the actor's
statement may have struck a cord with former Holmes
Beach police chief Rick Maddox, whose request for a
hearing to appeal his firing is on indefinite hold. He
will have to wait for his day "in court."
Maddox was fired on July 28 by Mayor Pay Geyer,
setting in motion a lengthy process that hasn't moved
forward in many weeks.
The appeal hearing was requested by Maddox, and


although not required according to the city charter, it
was granted. The hearing board consists of three mem-
bers, one each selected by the city and Maddox, the
third selected by the first two members.
The city first appointed Council Chairman Don
Howard. Maddox's attorney Paul Rowell sent a letter
objecting to Howard's appointment, based on a conflict
of interest because Howard was present at many of the
meetings held between the mayor, Maddox and the
police department employees.
The city chose Councilman Rich Bohnenberger.
Maddox chose as his appointment to the hearing board,


A'


PTO benefit hosted by Beach Bistro Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Shawn Murphy, owner of the Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach, welcomes guests to his award-winning restau-
rantfor a fundraising luncheon to benefit Anna Maria Elementary School's PTO. Murphy, along with his chef
and servers, footed the entire bill to provide a four-course luncheon for 40 people. The luncheon, along with a
live and silent auction of items donated by 19 Island businesses, netted the Island PTO $2,890. An elegant and
fun time was had by all.


PUBLIC NOTICE SAIL THIS FALL on
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Antonio, Bon Aire, Cu
PUBLIC HEARING TTH- TRIP Tn R HT


Anna


Project
Location


S.R. 64, ANNA MARIA ISLAND BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
MANATEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a public hearing
concerning the above referenced transportation improvement to solicit input from area
residents, public officials, and other interested persons or organizations concerning the
location, design, and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed
improvements. The hearing will be held as follows.


DATE: Tuesday, October 26, 1993
TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: County Commission Chambers
Manatee County Administration Center
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34206


Wednesday, October 27, 1993
7:00 pm
Activities Center
Saint Bernard Catholic Church
248 South Harbor Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34218


The purpose of the project is to replace the existing bascule bridge with a fixed-span high
level bridge. The total project length is approximately 1.75 miles.

Representatives from FDOT will be available at 6:00 p.m., one hour prior to the hearing,
so the public may view displays and ask questions. Information on the project, including
a scale model and a video display including computer generated views of the proposed
bridge replacement design, will be available for public inspection at the hearing sites.
Attendance at either of the public hearing sites is encouraged, and any comments made
will be appreciated. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations at
the hearing should contact Mr. Randy Cimini at (813) 533-8161, extension 2367.

For Further Information Contact: Mr. C.O. Morgan, P.E.
District Environmental Management Engineer
Florida Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, Florida 33830-1249
(813) 533-8161, Ext. 2368


the Pinellas Park chief of police, David Milchan.
Bohnenberger submitted three names to the city
clerk, Leslie Ford. Milchan submitted two names to
Ford.
Bohnenberger says he has never been asked for
approval on the names submitted by Milchan. Milchan
says that although Ford called and read him a list of
Bohnenberger's suggestions, with a brief background
description of each, "I have never received the first
letter or anything else from Holmes Beach."
Milchan says, "We need to find someone neutral
and what's difficult is that I don't know any of these
people."
Bohnenberger says pretty much the same.
The names submitted by Bohnenberger, along with
a brief description, are former state representative
Peggy Simone; retired Air Force officer, real estate
agent and community activist Woody Williams; and
Charles Fitt, a retired Army officer, professionally
trained as an arbitraitor and presently a volunteer with
the juvenile justice system.
Milchan listed and described his suggestions to the
board as Roger Waymere, former chief of police in St.
Petersburg and Venice with a wide background in
criminal justice as a consultant and evaluator of police
departments for Westinghouse; and Roger Broderick,
former citizen of the year in Pinellas Park who has
business interests in Manatee County.
According to both Bohnenberger and Milchan,
that's about as far as it has gone.
Holmes Beach City Attorney Stephen Dye sent a
letter to the Attorney General asking for an opinion on
whether or not the two appointees could meet or dis-
cuss their choice of a third appeal board member, out
of the Sunshine. The Attorney General's office notified
Dye they would render an opinion, but none has been
received as yet.
Dye's request was made in the hope that
Bohnenberger and Milchan could discuss their appoint-
ment by phone, thereby facilitating and speeding up the
whole process.
So much for speed. The city placed ads in local
daily newspapers seeking applicants for the position of
chief of police that will appear on Sunday, Oct. 10.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 7, 1993 0 PAGE 7 EID


County seeks Island input on

causeway improvements


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The county unveiled its new plan for improve-
ments to the Palma Sola Causeway at a meeting of
Island and county officials Thursday.
Plans include major access points at each end of
the causeway, a paved bike path on the south side
and guard rails and 10-foot recovery shoulders on
both sides.
Charles Hunsicker, assistant director of the
Manatee County Public Works Department, said the
Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) pre-
sented a proposed design for the causeway to county
commissioners in December 1992. Between Decem-
ber 1992 and February 1993, county staffers re-
viewed the design and developed alternate designs
with input from various groups.
In February 1993, the recommended alternate
design was presented to the county commission and
approved. The design was presented to the City of
Bradenton for approval and transmittal to the DOT.
"We are all now awaiting further input from the
Island communities as to the desirability of this
plan," said Hunsicker. "It is currently in the DOT
house design group. The design gives us the oppor-
tunity to protect and enhance what is good about the
causeway and also the opportunity to correct what's
wrong."
Hunsicker said design objectives included main-
taining the recreational function, enhancing the traf-
fic flow, improving pedestrian and vehicle safety
and access, enhancing the visual attractiveness,
maintaining the boat ramps and improving the wa-
ter circulation.
Harry Mendenhall, deputy director of engineer-
ing for Manatee County Public Works Department,


explained the design. "The community recom-
mended moving the access points to the extremities
to provide more turning room for boats and larger
vehicles and also have room to park and not impact
the major portion of the recreation areas."
At each end of the small bridges, there would be
directional access to allow traffic to enter and exit into
the beach parking area, Mendenhall said. An eight-
foot bike/pedestrian path will run along the south side
of the causeway, with pedestrian access on the north
side of the bridge to allow pedestrians to cross from
one side of the causeway to the other. Signalization is
being considered at the extreme access points to pro-
vide safe ingress and egress and pedestrian crossings.
"The DOT has proposed raised guard rails on
both sides to.prevent random movements across the
causeway, with the only gaps at the access points,"
continued Mendenhall. "We are proposing that there
be ground cover planted between the edge of the pave-
ment and the guard rails, and also a line of Washing-
tonian palms or similar vegetation would be planted
on both sides and at the access points and near the
bridge areas."
Mendenhall said the small bridges are slated
for replacement with wider structures in the future
but, at the present time, the pavement will be nar-
rowed down to fit the current structures.
Dr. Dave Tomasko, senior scientist for the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Project, told the
group that the poor water clarity in Palma Sola Bay
is due to restricted circulation, not pollution. A sys-
tem of flap gates and one-way culverts is planned
to force a circular movement of water. He said he
is also working with DOT on a mitigation project.
The design completion for the causeway project
is slated for 1993/94 and construction for 1994/95.


Residents vs.

Sandbar
Last week the Anna Maria Planning Commission
voted to recommend approval of the petition to vacate
an alley that runs along the east side of the Sandbar
Restaurant building.
The request now will come before the city commis-
sion at their workshop on Oct. 12.
This week Anna Maria residents were greeted by
a letter from "concerned Anna Maria citizens" at their
post office boxes. The letter states, "We are a group of
Anna Maria residents who are concerned about giving
away public property for commercial profit."
The letter claims that the Sandbar is attempting to
expand and that the expansion will dramatically affect the
living conditions in the city. Enclosed is a "ballot," a post-
age paid reply postcard. It provides for two signatures, to
document an opinion "in favor" or "opposed" to the "ex-
pansion of the Sandbar Restaurant and parking lot and/or
vacation or relocation of the alley." A partial legal descrip-
tion of the alley location is provided.
The postcard is pre-addressed to P.A.G., Box 864,
Anna Maria. Terry Wendt, a member of the group op-
posed to the Sandbar expansion represented by Attor-
ney Bill Merrill has referred to her opposition group as
"the Pine Avenue group" in the past.
The petition requests the vacation of the alley clos-
est to the Sandbar building, running north and south. Ed
Chiles, owner of the Sandbar offered another alley
approximately 80 feet east of the building in exchange.
But in the recommendation from the planning commis-
sion, it was approved that the replacement alley should
be within the 25 feet closest to the existing alley.
The vacation will clear up long existing encroach-
ments on the alley and with the replacement alley, pro-
vide the necessary traffic circulation connecting the
existing east/west alley from Gulf Drive alongside
Bortells, through to Spring Avenue.
The letter encourages citizens to attend the city
council workshop on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.


Public Notice
The City of Holmes Beach will hold a special
meeting on October 19, 1993 at 7:00 p.m. immedi-
ately proceeding the regular council meeting of this
date.
The sole purpose for this special meeting is to
discuss a proposed Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program Grant for 1993-94.
ALL INTERESTED CITIZENS ARE
ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
Meeting to be held at Holmes Beach City Hall,
5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida.
City of Holmes Beach
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By Tomara Kafka
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After 117 days in captive care, Freeway, the be-
loved bottlenosed dolphin, became another success
story for Mote Marine Laboratory's Marine Mammal
Stranding Program. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Freeway
was reintroduced into Tampa Bay after a long and
expensive recovery.
On the first day of his release, Mote's team fol-
lowed him for a few hours. "He was behaving and act-
ing normally. He's somewhere in Tampa Bay," said
Jay Gorzelany, coordinator of the Marine Mammal
Stranding Program. "It's his original home range. He's
interacting with other groups of dolphins and he's
swimming around his home range." Freeway, who
must be enjoying his new-found freedom, has been
spotted as far north as McDill Air Force Base and as
far south as the Manatee River.
In order to monitor Freeway's freedom, a radio
transmitter was attached to his dorsal fin that, so far,
has been the main connection between Freeway and
Mote researchers. The transmitter, with a one-mile
range, is designed to fall off in about 21 days which
is next week.
By last Friday, Mote's marine mammal team was not
able to find Freeway by boat, and had made the decision
to hire a plane an added expense with the program's
limited budget to fly over Tampa Bay. On Monday, the
plane picked up Freeway by radio signal. He was some-
where south of Tampa, near Apollo Beach.
Freeway, who immediately drew lots of attention
and public sympathy, was first spotted June 7 in a
Manatee County tidal marsh in only about one or two
feet of water by a passerby on Interstate 75, Gorzelany
explained. The driver called the Florida Highway Pa-
trol, who in turn called Mote.
"We mobilized the team and transported Freeway
the same day to Mote," says Gorzelany.
Freeway was in pretty bad shape. A shark attack left
Freeway badly wounded and infection had already set in.
It was the nearly four months of 24-hour care by
the Marine Mammal Stranding Program's few paid
staff and the more than 200 volunteers who helped to
pull Freeway through his grave illness. So it was with
a sense of accomplishment and great celebration when
Freeway was able to return home to Tampa Bay -
active and well.
While the glory tends to linger, the joy of success
dwindles with the other aspects of the job for
Gorzelany.
Gorzelany has been with Mote's Marine Mammal
Stranding Program since it began. "The program, dedi-
cated to rescuing stranded marine mammals, began offi-
cially in 1983," explained Gorzelany. "But it was still just
getting underway in 1985, which was the first full year of
funding. They were just dabbling in it until then."
It's the funding of the program that is the difficult part
of the work, Gorzelany said. "Working with local county
governments is difficult and it detracts from what you are
trying to do. Many times we're out there trying to raise our
own salary when we don't have enough time for research
- we'd like more time working."
But dollars and cents are the bottom-line issue for
these scientists. Last year, Manatee County only allo-
cated $6,000 to Mote's Marine Mammal rescue team,


Freeway to
release
Injured dolphin Freeway,
under care at Mote
Marine Laboratory since
June 7, was released into
Tampa Bay Sept. 22.
More than 200 volunteers
helped nurse Freeway
back to health.
Photo courtesy
Mote Marine


less than a third of what was requested. In that fiscal
year, which ended Sept. 30, Freeway alone rescued,
rehabilitated and released cost Mote about $50,000.
Freeway's health care bill exceeded any monetary
expectation due to his unprecedented and excessively
long-term stay at Mote, according to Kerry Kirschner,
Mote's director of development, and that care used up
about two-thirds of the Stranding Program's total bud-
get for the year.
But Manatee County allotted full funding begin-
ning Oct. 1 with their 1994 fiscal year, and "for the
$18,300," said Gorzelany, "we'll take care of however
many stranded dolphins (Manatee County) may have.
"Fundraising for not-for-profits like us," said
Gorzelany, "tends to take up a large portion of your
time. Everyone here gets involved in other things be-
sides the research."
What happens, Gorzelany said, is that Mote must
find other sources of funding besides local govern-
ments, which is a drawn-out process that reaps very
little money. "It's not an efficient use of time," he said,
"and we must compete with agencies, such as social
services like Big Brother and Big Sister." The compari-
son of and competing for funds may not seem fair.
Fundraisers at Mote, such as the roast for Sen. Bob
Graham last spring, and the Evening of Island Elegance
last weekend, help raise funds for specific programs,
but it's never enough.
Mote's foundation office seeks private and corpo-
rate sponsors. "They look for the next million or hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars," Gorzelany said. "I look
for the next few thousand so I can go pick up the next
stranded dolphin who needs our help."
The Marine Mammal Stranding Program at Mote
is the only one like it in the country because of their
work with rescuing dolphins and manatees. "We assist
DNR (Department of Natural Resources)," Gorzelany
said. "Because the manatee is an endangered species,
we only assist in rescues and help to transport them to
Lowry Park Zoo or Sea World," where there are facili-
ties specifically for manatee rehabilitation.
And their track record for dolphin rescue and reha-
bilitation is strong.
Another great success story was Matt, who was
found in Charlotte County a year ago. "Matt was found
tangled in a crab trap," Gorzelany said, "in Pine Island
Sound. He was reported by some commercial fisher-
men, who found him and cut the line." But Matt was
hurt and continued to drag some of the tangled fishing
line with him. A local Fort Myers rescue team trans-
ported him to Mote.
"Matt was easier to rehabilitate than Freeway,"
said Gorzelany. "After 37 days, we took him back to
Pine Island on the last day of July last year." But keep-
ing track of Matt was as difficult as Freeway. The area
of Pine Island Sound same as Tampa Bay, says
Gorzelany is huge. People continue to report to
Mote that Matt has been sited.
While both Matt and Freeway, especially from a
distance, look like a whole lot of other dolphins, Free-
way may be easier to spot. His dorsal fin and back are
scarred. Gorzelany advises that if you think you see
Freeway to "take a photo and let us see it."
To volunteer for or to contribute to Mote's Marine
Mammal Stranding Program call 388-4441.


Freeway's freedom was


celebrated (and costly)


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Anna Maria City Commissioners unanimously en-
dorsed a 11.42 percent tax increase last week. The
$859,900 budget for fiscal year 1993-94 received no com-
ment by residents during the public hearing Tuesday.
The budget has the same millage rate as last year,
1.41 mills. Although the tax rate is the same as last
year, increased value of property in Anna Maria caused
more money to come to the city in property taxes this
year. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of
property, less any exemptions.
The budget increased 6.13 percent from last year.
On the revenue side of the budget picture, the city
receives $262,130 from property taxes. Other revenue
includes: $105,950 from franchise fees; $40,300 from li-


AMC closer to hiring
By Joy Courtney
Features editor
Eighteen resumes have been received by Anna
Maria City in response to its ad for a new building of-
ficial and director of public works.
Vice-mayor Doug Wolfe was commissioned by
Mayor Ray Simches to establish a search committee to
research all applicants. The committee, made up of
Wolfe, Code Enforcement Chairman Tom Turner,
Planning Commission Chairman Steve Lardas and
Sinclair Stewart, citizen-at-large, is in the process of
reviewing and rating the applicants.
"All of us are reviewing the resumes and will meet
to decide on the three or four applicants whom we will
interview. After the interviews, we will send our rec-
ommendation of the top candidates to the mayor. The
mayor will choose an applicant from our list or from all
the resumes we received and bring his choice to the city
commission for a vote," said Wolfe.
Applicants were required to have 10 years of ex-


censes and permits; $130,544 from state revenues such
as sales, cigarette, gasoline and alcohol license taxes;
$36,314 from county shared revenue such as extra gas
tax revenue; $21,300 from court fines; and $104,870
from miscellaneous revenue like city pier rent, earned
interest and a grant to conduct Lake LaVista dredging.
Expenditures include: $282,303 for public safety;
$159,268 for salaries and related employment expenses;
$119,548 for general governmental expenses such as le-
gal services, office supplies, utility bills for city buildings
and the like; $53,500 for construction, maintenance and
improvements; $172,100 for special projects such as
bridge repairs and the like; and a $10,000 donation to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.


new building official
perience in all phases of construction for the purpose
of administering zoning regulations, building codes,
code enforcement and conducting inspections.
Salary, approximately $25,000, and benefits are
negotiable based on qualifications and experience, ac-
cording to the advertisement.
The city must fill the position vacated by Super-
intendent of Public Works Frank Tyndall who retired
in August.
To keep city services going until a new building
official is hired, Harry Boothe is the city's acting
building inspector and Ed Callen has been performing
the duties of the city's code enforcement officer. Both
men reside in Anna Maria City.
Wolfe said the committee was working "expedi-
tiously," but he did not think it would be ready to present
its recommendations to the commission at its meeting
scheduled for Oct. 12.
He said a special commission meeting would be
called for the vote, if necessary.


Sarasota City Commission opts for

low, new Ringling Bridge


Round two in the six-round bout on the fate of the
Ringling Bridge went again to a 21-foot-high re-
placement drawbridge to replace the existing span.
Sarasota City Commissioners Monday basically
backed up the Ringling Bridge Replacement Task
Force recommendation to build a new structure just
north of the current bridge and at the same height.
Next up in a series of marathon hearings on the
bridge will be recommendations by citizen and techni-
cal advisory groups within the regional transportation
planning group, the Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion. The MPO will then make a recommendation to
the Florida Department of Transportation, which will
make the final decision on what to do about the aging
bridge linking Sarasota to Bird Key.
The Sarasota City Commission made a flurry of
motions regarding the bridge: unanimous vote against
a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge; unanimous vote in
favor of more economic information on reconstruction
of the existing bridge; and 4-1 vote recommending the
DOT build a new bridge between 21 to 28 feet in height
with a grade elevation not to exceed three percent.
Commissioner Mollie Cardamone said after the
vote she favored the lower bridge, but believed the pre-
vious motion requesting more information pre-empted
the commission vote on the bridge height.
Grade elevation the incline between the base of
the bridge to the top of the span became an issue
during nearly three hours of debate and more than 15
citizens offering their opinion on the bridge.
DOT Project Engineer Nancy Bright and Greiner
Engineering representative Dick Combs came under
fire by commissioners for what was called an inad-
equate presentation. Both City Manager David
Sollenberger and Commissioner Mollie Cardamone
questioned why information they had requested was
not available.
What drew particular ire from Sollenberger was the
change in the grade elevation of the 45-foot-high draw-
bridge. Information provided to commissioners prior to
the meeting indicated the elevation grade of that bridge
was three percent; Combs said during the meeting that
that information was in error and the correct figure


would be five percent.
In fact, the grade difference caused Sollenberger
to change the administrative recommendation to en-
dorse the task force recommendation for a 21-foot-
high drawbridge the same height as the existing
bridge. He had originally recommended a 45-foot
high drawbridge.
Commissioner David Merrill questioned the 75-
year lifespan of the bridge. Technological advances in
both bridge construction and private vehicular use
may change so dramatically that building a bridge
today to accommodate today's needs may not be at all
viable 25 or 75 years in the future, he said.
"I don't want to see a new 65-foot-high bridge
built," Merrill said, "but the DOT wants to build a new
bridge, so if it means we've got to build a new bridge,
then I want a 21- or 28-foot bridge, not a 65-foot
bridge."
A variety of bridge options will be presented to
the MPO for their deliberations and decision in No-
vember. Those options, based on 1993 dollars and not
factoring in inflation, include:
Repair of the existing bridge. This option would
cost $2.9 million initially, and another $1.85 million
in maintenance duriQg the next 25 years. The DOT
estimates that a new 21-foot drawbridge would be
needed during the next 75 years at the 25-year
mark at a cost of $33.6 million. With maintenance
and the new bridge costs combined, this alternative
would cost a total of $44.58 million during the next 75
years.
Replacement of the existing bridge with another
21-foot drawbridge. Initial cost of this bridge would
be $33.6 million, with maintenance costs during the
next 75 years coming to $8.06 million bringing the
total during the next 75 years to $41.66 million.
Replacement of the existing bridge with a 45-
foot drawbridge, which would reduce the number of
openings by an estimated 45 percent. This bridge
would cost an initial $33.9 million to build, with main-
tenance totaling $8.06 million during the next 75 years
and bring the total cost during the next 75 years to
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Islander and her jewelry


By Joy Courtney
Features Editor
Tune in Channel 8 on Thursday, Oct. 7, and en-
joy a local people-piece about Galene Shorter of Anna
Maria City.
Shorter's claim to fame is her handmade stained-
glass jewelry.
"Unbeknown to me a friend of mine, Karen
Roetker (of Anna Maria), told a friend of hers who
worked for Channel 8 about my jewelry," said
Shorter. "Apparently Karen's friend thought my jew-
elry would make a nice segment on the show. When
producer Jenny Noval called I thought it was a joke,
but I went along with it I just couldn't imagine my
jewelry being on TV. The idea of it really happening
didn't hit me until I saw all those people with their
equipment walking up my sidewalk."
Shorter has made hand-crafted stained-glass jewelry
for three years and sells them through 18 stores through-
out Florida (including the Whistle Stop in Holmes
Beach) and in three shops in three other states.
After working in landscaping sales for 13 years, a
pet's accident was the impetus in launching her career.
"I was at home nursing a pet of mine that was hit
by a car and decided I needed a hobby. I knew some-


one who made stained-glass and someone who made
jewelry so I thought, 'Hey, what about stained-glass
jewelry?'" she said.
As she works at a small desk in a corner of her
home, Shorter's designs seem to flow out of her finger-
tips. Each piece is virtually weightless and colorful
with her trademark use of beads each piece is not
only unique but, in the case of earrings, each earring in
a pair has its own delicate bead design variation.
Shorter's earrings sell in shops for $24 to $28 a pair.
"When they were filming me working I wasn't
nervous. Then we sat at the kitchen table to talk and I
thought it was all over. But it wasn't. They wired me
up for a verbal interview that's when I lost it, that's
when I got really nervous," she said.
"I hope I did all right. I do know I talked about
Anna Maria Island and told them that my first jewelry
show was at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter. What I don't know is exactly what will be in the
segment. They filmed for two hours, but the segment
is just a few minutes so we shall see."
Wes Sarginson's "West Side Story" segment fea-
turing Shorter will be shown between 5:20 and 5:30
p.m. on the newscast "Live at 5," starting at 5 p.m. on
Thursday, Oct. 7, on Channel 8.


Centennial committee seeks event

ideas and chairmen


The Centennial Executive Committee held its first
session to begin planning for the Anna Maria Island
Centennial Celebration to be held May 20-22,-1994.
Committee members are Luke Courtney, chairman;
Sarah Bicknell; Pat Copeland; and "Bub" Stewart.
The event will celebrate the 100th anniversary
of the first pioneer homesteaders on the Island. It
will provide a wholesome, family oriented three-
day celebration for Island and county residents and
tourists. Any funds raised will be used for Island


beautification and enrichment.
The committee is seeking suggestions for
events for the celebration and reliable people to
chair individual events. Chairmen will be given free
rein in running their events provided each event has
prior approval of the committee. The committee is
also seeking ideas for fund raising events to help
cover the celebration's expenses.
To volunteer or offer ideas, call Courtney at 778-
5405.


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Bridge to close
The bridge between Bradenton Beach and
Longboat Key will close for one hour increments be-
tween the hours of midnight to 5 a.m. for a two-week
period starting Tuesday, Oct. 5,
The closure of the bridge is necessary to repair a
fender system below.

Free fishing contest for kids
VFW Post 8199 will sponsor a Fishathon for kids
ages six to 12 on Saturday, Oct. 9, between 8 a.m. to
noon at the Bradenton Beach Pier in Bradenton Beach.
There is no entry fee and free pop and hot dogs will
be available. Prizes will be awarded at 1 p.m. Every-
one is welcome.

Pumpkin patch kicks off
fall festival
Pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and shades of orange
will be available at the Anna Maria Elementary School
PTO Pumpkin Patch starting Monday, Oct. 11.
The patch will be located on the grounds of the
school along Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Corn husks
will also be for sale.
This is the kick-off event for the PTO's major
fundraiser, the Fall Festival, to be held on Saturday,
Oct. 30. All proceeds benefit our Island school.

Travel club to meet
The Anna Maria Travel Club will hold its first
meeting of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 9:30
a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
There will be a guest speaker. A donation of $2 is
requested at the door. Coffee and donuts will be served.
Call 778-3418 for more information.

Center seeks board members
The board of directors of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center has announced that there are two
openings for new board members.
Director requirements include attendance at all
monthly meetings, a firm commitment of time and
energy on all fundraisers, active support and promotion
of all the center's programs and goals and a full will-
ingness and ability to work toward the Center's goals
and purposes.
New board members are nominated for a term of
one year. At the end of that year, the board's Executive
Committee will review the performance of the new
board members and nominate those to be elected for a
three-year term.
The seats will be filled at the board's Wednesday,
Oct. 13, meeting. Anyone interested in making this
commitment should contact Jeanette Cashman at the
center, 778-1908, no later than Monday, Oct. 11.

Power Squadron wants boats
for Snooty's boat parade
The Anna Maria Power Squadron is hosting
Snooty's Party In The Park Boat Parade in cooperation
with The Bradenton Herald to benefit the Boys and
Girls Clubs of Bradenton and The South Florida Mu-
seum on Sunday, Oct. 24.
Applications are available to enter Island crafts.
Trophies will be awarded for the best decorated har-
vest/Halloween boat in the categories of: power boat
under 20 feet; power boat 20 to 40 feet; power boat


over 40 feet and sailboat (maximum mast 39 feet).
Boats will assemble at marker 14 (59th St.)
Manatee River at 4:30 p.m. and will proceed east
under the Green Bridge. Registration deadline is
Wednesday, Oct. 13; entry fee is $10.
For an application to enter your boat call Lt.
Daniel Tyrrell, Anna Maria Island Power Squadron,
at 778-4338.

Haunted house fun in
Bradenton Beach
The Anna Maria Fire District volunteers will host
its 2nd annual Haunted House for children of all ages
at Fire Station #3, 107 2nd St. N. in Bradenton Beach
for three nights at the cost of $1 per ghostbuster.
The "scary" level of each journey into the Haunted
House will be geared to the age level of the participants.
The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 28, from 7 to
10 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 11 p.m. and Satur-
day, Oct. 30, from 7 p.m. until all the goblins are gone.
Feast to raise money
for St. Jude's
Tickets are on sale now for thel3th Annual
Longboat Key Gourmet Luncheon sponsored by
WISP 98.7 FM to benefit St. Jude Children's Re-
search Hospital. The luncheon will take place Satur-
day, Nov. 13, from noon to 2 p.m. under tents in the
Temple Beth Israel parking area on Longboat Key.
For a donation of $15 in advance, or $18 at the
door, gourmet luncheon goers will sample signature
dishes from top restaurants including The Colony
Restaurant, Euphemia Haye, Osteria, Moore's Stone
Crab Restaurant, Seafood Shack, Cafe Baci, Beach
Bistro, Albritton's, The Chart House Restaurant, The
Columbia Restaurant, Mar Vista Dockside Restau-
rant & Pub, Pattigeorge's Marina Restaurant, Cedars,
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, Lynches Landing, Win-
dows, Longboat Key Club, Cafe L'Europe, Longboat
Key Hilton, Harry's Continental Kitchens, Isabelle's
Southern Eatery, Publix, Harbourside Cafe, Brenton
Reef Restaurant, Ivo's and The Hunt Club.
Islanders can purchase tickets at Anna Maria Re-
alty, 9805 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria City. Call Christine
McGuire at 1-800-654-8563 for more information.
Investment discussion at Hi-12
The Hi-12 will hold its meeting on Thursday,
Oct. 7, at Shucker's restaurant in Holmes Beach.
A program, "Investment Alternatives for the
'90s" will be presented by Quality Services.
Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. followed by
luncheon at noon. All Master Masons and their guests
are invited.
Mote volunteers meet
Volunteers, present and potential, are invited to
attend a meeting of the Mote Marine Laboratory
Volunteer Association on Monday, Oct. 11 at 9:00
a.m., at Mote's Education Center.
The meeting will feature updates on the latest
research begin conducted by Mote scientists and a
slide show of the mural, Wyland's "Whaling Wall,"
just completed on the exterior of Mote's new Ann &
Alfred Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and
Rehabilitation Center.
The volunteer association meets on the second
Monday of each month October through June.
Anyone interested in volunteering may attend or
contact Andrea Davis at 388-4441, extension 438.

Moonlight ballet to educate
Island dancer
The professional company of the Sarasota Ballet will
present "Twilight Ballet Under The Stars" on
Saturday, Oct. 9, to benefit the Sarasota Ballet of
Florida's seven-year scholarship program for
minority and financially-disadvantaged
children, "Dance: The Next Generation." Fourteen-
year-old Matt MaGowan (pictured) of Holmes Beach
is in his third year of the ballet program. After
successfully completing the seven-year program,
MaGowan will have earned a full scholarship in
dance or any discipline of his choice offered at the
University of South Florida. Fifteen dollar table seat
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By Joy Courtney
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"If there is an emergency, will I re-
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It's a scary question that CPR and
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DeLores "Butch" Carden of Holmes
Beach remembered exactly what to do.
Carden has Worked for the Manatee
County Tag office for ten years and is
now supervisor of operations in
Bradenton.
While attending classes for the tax
collector's office at Florida State Univer-
sity in Tallahassee, she went to dinner
with some classmates.
"We were just being seated, when
we heard a lady coughing. Someone
yelled, 'Are you OK,' to the woman
who indicated she wasn't," said Carden.
"I looked over and she was sitting at her
table, holding onto it and appeared to be
getting weak. I asked her if I could help
her and she nodded yes. I had to get
her up to get my arms around her. She
was a large woman, but between the
two of us we managed. I could feel her
getting limp and ready to fall. I did the
Heimlich maneuver but it didn't work.


"I told her I was going to do it one
more time, then I buried by face in her
back and did it. Up came some bread
and ice. She was going to be all right."
Carden's dinner partners called her a
heroine, but Carden gives all the credit to
her heroes the members of the Anna
Maria Fire District who trained her.
"I took CPR and basic life-saving
from the Anna Maria Fire District vol-
unteers two years ago. These people are
my heroes, the ones who put their life on
the line every day," said Carden.
But on the other hand, life-saving
seems to run in the family. Carden and
her husband Jim have two sons and a
nephew who are professional
firefighters. Their son Timothy is a vol-
unteer firefighter for Sarasota County
and son Patrick is deputy fire chief for
the town of Longboat Key. Their
nephew Robert Bennett is a volunteer
fire captain in Sarasota County.
Carden recently received a award
from the Anna Maria Fire District for
her heroism.
"For me, my reaction was automatic
and I wasn't nervous," said Carden.
"Maybe the arms of the Anna Maria Fire
District were around me."


Drumming up chamber business Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Janet Clancy (left) from Island Real Estate and Bette Kissick, representing
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, enjoy the steel drum music of local entertainer
Steel Pan Dan during the September social of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce. The social was hosted by the Harrington House Bed & Breakfast.

The Island Poet
To the Bucs
The press is right on top of everything and doesn't waste any time,
To tell us this year's team will be the best and the top of the line.
They say they are the greatest and will fill our town with fame,
'Cause we've paid millions for these guys and they will win every game.
And they know how much each man weighs and what he did in the past,
And will gladly tell of his powers you don't even have to ask.
So they keep on saying how great this team is and give us every reason,
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Harry Cieszki will help to usher in the new season of the Artists Guild with his
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'Beach' of a band Island Photo: Kay Pruden
The Sons of the Beach, a well-known Island band, entertain with 1950s, 1960s
and Dixieland music at two locations on the Island.

Beach band draws crowds


By Kay Pruden
Islander Correspondent
The obvious good humor of the five-
man-band shows up frequently even so
far as to their colorful barbershop shirts,
suspenders and shorts but it is immedi-
ately reflected in their choice of a name for
their music-making group.
The Sons of the Beach consists of
Dale Buckley playing clarinet and sax, a
retired vice president of Union Texas Pe-
troleum; tennis addict Elmo Morey on
keyboard, a retired purchasing agent for
Borg Warner; Bob Merrick on trumpet,
still working in chemical sales (sorry,
Bob); Ken Cockrell on drums, a retired
Army master sergeant; and Murray
Simonet, a retired marine technician. Ken


also sings.
Bob and Dale have been well-
known on the Island for 40 years and
the group has been together five years.
They play Tuesday nights at the
Anchorage from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Their music is mostly Dixieland
with selections from the 1950s and
1960s. "Can't Give You Anything But
Love," "When You're Smiling," and
"Alexander's Ragtime Band" were
some of the songs I heard, and there
was a lot of activity on the dance floor.
"We really like to see people danc-
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The Sons of the Beach also play at
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Young Islander makes


commitment to the stage


By Joy Courtney
Features Editor
"Where Is Love," asks the song from the musical,
"Oliver."
For theater-goers, it was recently found on the
Manatee Players' stage through the voice and talent of
the theater company's young Oliver, played by Alberto
Valverde of Holmes Beach.
At 11-years-old, Alberto has performed in three
major productions at the Manatee Players: "Camelot,"
"Music Man," and "Oliver." He's a quiet young person,
well-spoken, and appears as at ease on stage as he is
plopped in a chair in his dining room talking about
wanting to become an airplane pilot.
It was curiosity that brought Alberto to the stage,
said his mother, Paula. Having performed in a few
school plays, Alberto talked his mother into taking him
to the auditions for "Camelot" after he saw the notice
in the newspaper.
"Alberto enjoyed performing in school and has
always gotten along well with adults," she said. "I re-
ally liked Peter Massey, the director, and all the other
people involved in the Manatee Players. I knew it

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would be a good experience for Alberto if he really
wanted this, so I decided to give it a try."
Alberto earned the role of a page in the Manatee
Players' 1992 production of "Camelot" and a chorus
member in its 1993 run of "Music Man." In "Oliver,"
his talent earned him a major role involving acting,
singing and dancing.
Rehearsals for "Oliver" started Aug. 10. From
there it was an almost every night commitment from 6
to 11 p.m. until the show closed Wednesday, Sept. 22
- quite a job for an adult, let alone for an 11-year-old.
"It isn't so much the applause that I like," said
Alberto, about his interest in theater. "I like getting to
know new people and working with them. In 'Oliver'
I got excited every time I heard the music start.
"I would advise other kids to do it, but I think that
they should want to do it not be coaxed. Because,
if it's something you don't want, it won't be fun. And
I think that's the point to have fun," he said.
A lot of fun, but a lot of sacrifice too, said his
mother. When he's in a show, Alberto must give up
being "just" a kid no beach, no computer games, no
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"After 'Music Man,'" said Paula, "I asked Alberto,
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Sept. 8, theft from boat, 700 block of Jacaranda
Ave.
Sept. 16, larceny of tennis racquet, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Sept. 28, robbery, 100 Spring Ave., Sandbar res-
taurant. The victim alleges that he was struck from
behind and robbed of cash.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 24, burglary, 2400 block of Avenue B. The
suspect entered the apartment, went into the bedroom
while the occupants were sleeping and removed the
complainant's purse, waist bag and work clothing. The
items were taken outside and gone through. The complain-
ant awoke and found dresser drawers open and the above
articles outside. Everything was accounted for.
Sept. 24, criminal mischief, 800 block of Gulf
Drive South. The suspect broke the right rear window
of a vehicle.
Sept. 24, assist Holmes Beach Police Department,
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HBPD.
Sept. 25, burglary of $66 from a bowl on the
kitchen counter, 100 block 23rd Street North.
Sept. 26, trespass, 100 Gulf Dr. N., Circle K. The
suspect entered the store and after he was asked for his
identification, he began yelling and throwing merchan-
dise at the clerk.
Sept. 28, theft of Ray Ban sunglasses, 2500 block
on the beach.
Sept. 29, tag stolen from vehicle parked in garage
area, 2600 Gulf Dr. N., Anna Maria Island Club.
Sept. 29, criminal mischief, 1300 block of Gulf
Drive North. The windshield, windscreen and two pas-
senger side windows of a vehicle were damaged.
Sept. 29, theft, 1501 Gulf Dr. N., Smuggler's
Cove. The suspect pried open the snack machine and
removed an unknown number of snacks.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 24, petty larceny of a bicycle, 500 block of
56th Street.
Sept. 24, traffic, Gulf Drive and 31st Street. Tho-
mas Aubry, 23, of Longboat Key was issued a uniform
traffic citation for leaving the scene of an accident
without giving information. (See Sept. 24, Bradenton
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Sept. disturbance, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. A fe-
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Sept. 25, criminal mischief, 6608 Marina Dr.,
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dalized the rug outside the door of the pastor's office
by burning the words "atheist, "KKK" and the initials
"J.M." and "S.H." into it.
Sept. 26 burglary, 400 block of 62nd Street, The
victim returned home to find five window panes miss-
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Sept. 26, noise from a loud band, 5702 Marina
Dr., Turtle's Club and Cafe.
Sept. 29, found property, 8000 block of Marina
Drive. The complainant found a butcher knife along the
road.
Sept. 29, trespass in beach cabanas, 5300 Gulf Dr.
N., Martinique Condominium.
Sept. 30, burglary of a chainsaw and case and two
measuring tapes from a vehicle, 500 block of 59th
Street.
Sept. 30, found property, 200 block of 81st Street.
The complainant found a black pipe case and pipe with
a substance in the bowl. The substance tested positive
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Save Our Everglades launched,


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By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspective
Big sugar is in trouble in Florida. And it couldn't
happen to a nicer bunch of folks.
Big Sugar has 520,000 acres of cane fields south
of Lake Okeechobee every single one of them con-
tributing to the death of an internationally recognized
biosphere called the Everglades and Florida Bay.
But it looks as though Big Sugar's time has come.
A group of Florida businessmen and environmentalists
have joined forces and launched a petition drive call-
ing for a 1-cent a pound tax on all Everglades-grown
sugar. With all proceeds going directly to clean up of
the Everglades and Florida Bay.
"Hurrah," I say.
Backed so far by the Florida Audubon Society and
business interests from both Orlando and Monroe
County (the Keys), the petition drive (called Save Our
Everglades), is just getting underway. They hope to
have their constitutional amendment on the November
1994 ballot.
If already passed, it would have raised $35 million
for Everglades restoration this year alone. Because
that's how many pounds of raw sugar Big Sugar sucked
out of the 'Glades this year. Thirty-five million pounds!
Carol Meeds, conservation chairperson of the
Florida Sierra Club, passed this information along to
me and she's working to bring her group into the peti-
tion drive.
She thinks they could play a major role in passing
the amendment. So do I.
It's a new approach to an old, old problem. And a
proposed constitutional amendment that, for a change,
doesn't make your hands dirty.
For an up-to-date, punchy and utterly wonder-
ful account of big sugar in Florida, told in the way
only good fiction can tell it, get a copy of Carl
Hiaasen's new book, "Strip Tease." It's hilarious, out-
rageous and perhaps all too true.
If the library doesn't have it yet, ask for it. Again
and again. You'll be glad you did.
For copies of the new petition, call or write the
Florida Audubon Society, 460 Hwy. 436, Suite 200,
Casselberry, FL 32707. Phone (407) 260-8300.
Hey, remember mosquitoes? With at least eight
local varieties, it's been real hard to forget the little
buzzers through most of our local history.
Of course, nowadays the drainage and spraying do
such a good job that we're usually surprised (and mut-
ter darkly) when we find very many in our own neigh-
borhood. It's easy to forget what a scourge they still are
in much of Florida.
I mention this because an old friend took me land-


locked tarpon fishing last week and I got reintro-
duced to mosquitoes yet again. Clouds of them.
Frankly, they can be genuinely scary out on those salt
marshes due east of the Boca Grande turn-off. Rotunda
something, it's called.
Sure, deett" in any of its repellent forms works.
But I never use it without thinking what life here was
like without it. Or before the drainage ditches and gov-
ernment spraying.
Anyway, we found some tarpon. Not huge, mind
you, like the 200-pounders they're hooking into at New
Pass bridge late at night these days, but big enough.
Ten to 40 or so pounds. And it made my Penn sing.
I heard a similar story from a friend who visited
Cabbage Key not too long ago. Cabbage Key, by the
way, is one of the last vestiges of old Florida left in this
over-technologized world of ours. True, they've got
running water and electricity and even a phone or two
there, but don't expect all the amenities unless all the
amenities you're looking for is clear Bay water, stout
drinks and the solitude we can only dimly remember
the Islands once having.
As the Bradenton lounge-lizard singer put it, "this
is reality here. Everything else is just an illusion."
Anyway, a kicker-boat trip to Caya Costa turned
into a 60-yard sprint through the mangroves with more
mosquitoes than you'd ever care to see. Even with re-
pellent, expect to lose about a pint of blood in the mad
dash.
But the deserted beaches, white sand and lack of
boom boxes and paddle ball more than made up for the
inadvertent blood donation.
Finally, a tidbit of news about our neighbors on
the other side of the Gulf of Mexico.
If you stand atop the Castillo at Chichen Itza in the
Yucatan and look to the south, a tiny bump on the ho-
rizon is the big "pyramid" at Yaxuna. There at Yaxuna,
just two weeks ago, what New College professor of
archeology Tony Andrews says "will be a major find"
was uncovered.
Two classic-period (say 900 A.D.) tombs, one
likely that of a nobleman, are the talk of Mayan schol-
ars at the moment. One tomb has been opened and con-
tained brightly painted pottery and extensive jade jew-
elry along with its very dead occupant.
Meanwhile, Mayanist Traci Ardren Owens yes,
she is my daughter, and I am proud about all this has
postponed her return from Yaxuna, as well as the
completion of her doctoral thesis.
Hey, important things are happening down there.
The New York Times is working on their story -
we'll probably see it in coming weeks.
See you next week.





Heating up the field
Kimberly Sultenfuss (left), age 10, defense, along
with soccer teammate Bill Zoller, age 12, forward,
from the Anna Maria Island Community Center's
Soccer League team B & M Heating & Cooling rest
at half-time during Division I play. Both players said
the best part ofplaying soccer was scoring goals.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney

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Division I
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Standings for week ending Oct. 1
Galati Marine 5-0
LaPensee Plumbing 4-1
B&M Heating & Cooling 2-3
Pettigrew & Peak Sharks 1-3
Island Garden Center 0-5


Division II
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Standings for week ending
Moore's Restaurant
Island Animal Clinic
Rotten Ralph's
D. Coy Ducks
Manatee Sports Unlimited
Island Auto Body


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We were impressed IslanderPhoto: Cheryl Heistand
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of maximum redfish catches. We brought in our four, plus more that were released. The first redfish of the
day was the maximum 27 inch length. We also caught trout and mangrove snapper. It was a great day out on
the water, thoroughly enjoyed over the course of a week's worth of redfish recipes. Left to right, Bonner
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Big snook, lots of reds lure


local fishermen


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Outdoor Correspondent
Cooler weather and cooler water are bringing the
big ones in big snook, big black drum, and hefty red-
fish are the catches this week in the Bay and beaches.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said Victor
Denoncaur took the snook-of-the-week contest with an
18-pound linesider. The big fish was landed using a
ladyfish as bait. The pier's anglers are seeing mackerel
come to their lines, as well as reds and flounder.
Just to the north, Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier
said mackerel are coming in the morning hours. For the
rest of the day, he said to look to catch redfish and black
drum. There was also a sign of things to come with a
caught-and-released 40-inch cobia. Wow!
At the southernmost pier on the Island, Arkee at
the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said black drum
were the fish of choice. Linda Hoffman landed a 22-
inch black drum, which tipped the scales at more than
five pounds. Wade Holbrook beat Linda's fish by an
inch-and-a-half. Arkee said big snook are also being
caught some up to 30 inches in length as well as
mangrove snapper, scattered mackerel and some trout.
As the weather turns, flounder are also starting to show
up.
Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle are reporting red-
fish cruising the channels just looking for those avid
fishermen. Carl said they also have a number of reports
of Spanish mackerel hitting off the mangroves. Reds are
also hot, mostly by using live pinfish and shrimp as bait.
If the reds don't hit those shrimp, try 'em for snook
along the Palma Sola docks.
Offshore, Ruth at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet
reports the four-hour trip is filling the boat with Key
West grunts, with the average about 60 fish per trip. The
half-day trip is bringing in more than 80-head of por-
gies, Key West grunt and yellow-tail snapper..The all-
day excursion is producing a mixed bag of good eating:


Off Island happenings
As part of the Timesifters Archaeology Society
celebration of Florida Archaeology Week the South
Florida Museum will host a special archaeology pro-
gram on Saturday, Oct. 9; call 746-4132 for informa-
tion. On the same day, Historic Spanish Point, Osprey,
will sponsor "Indiana Jones" Family Day; call 966-
5214 for information. On Sunday, Oct. 10, there will
be an reenactment of Calusa Indian life at DeSoto Na-
tional Memorial (call 792-0458 for information) and
there will be displays through the two-day time period
at the Sarasota County Department of Historical Re-


amberjack, mangrove snapper, lane snapper, yellow
tails, red and black grouper. Now, just add a little Key
limes, some butter, a hot grill ...
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said mackerel are
off the beaches and on the reefs. If you want to test the
weather and are willing to go offshore a bit, red grou-
per are hitting in 60 to 80 feet of water, but the big ones
are at about the 100-foot depths. Snapper are hot on
the offshore reefs, and Chris offered a "warning" for
cobia, as he predicts they're starting their move.
Capt. Todd Romine is keeping his charters
happy with snook and lots and lots of reds in the back-
waters off the Island.
Redfish are also coming to Capt. Tom Chaya's
clients. The big spotties are his best bet for the week,
but said he is also seeing some good-sized trout -
some up to 24-inches in length.
Capt. Mark Bradow echoed his colleague's
comments on the hot redfish action, but added he is
also bringing in good numbers of mangrove snapper
and a few cobia.
And Capt. Rick Gross said there are some snook
still out there, but his clients are happy landing all
those big reds that are out there.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said reds seem to
take the top billing for anglers coming by his shop.
The cold front seems to have helped the fishing, he
said, with a lot of happy fishermen coming by report-
ing big cobia spotted in the Bay.
Capt. Phil Shields is doing well with dolphin off-
shore at least when the winds are down with
some tipping the scales at 10-15 pounds. Phil reports
red grouper at upwards of 10 pounds, with some
whopper mangrove snapper as well.
On my boat, Scottie Stoddard from Longboat Key
brought in a 31-inch snook. I've seen a lot of reds too,
most of which we've released. We also brought in a
mess of trout, most between 20 and 24-inches.
Good luck and good fishing!




sources (U. S. 41 near Exhibition Hall), and at the
Selby Gulfgate, and Environmental Libraries.
The Florida Chapter of the Broadcast Pioneers
will hold an informal noon luncheon at Fairways of
Forest Lakes Restaurant, 2401 Beneva Rd., Sarasota,
on Friday, Oct. 8.
Any longtime radio or television broadcasters or
associates are welcome. For information or reserva-
tions, call Rusty Russell, 747-3212, or Wallie Dunlap,
795-0961.


Five O'Clock Marine
412 Pine Ave Anna Maria
778-5577
AUTHORIZED SERVICE Johnson, Evinrude, OMC
Sea Drive & OMC Cobra Stern Drive

ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 10/7 3:29 2.311 11:200.3t11
Fri 10/8 4:34 2.2ft 11:08pl.5ft 9:05 1.6ft 12:33 0.41
Sat 10/9 6:00 2.1ft -- 9:30 1.71t 1:44 0.4ft
Sun 10/10 7:37 2.lft 1:17 1.4ft 9:58 1.8ft 2:44 0.4ft
Mon 10/11 9:07 2.1ft 2:44 1.2ft 10:20 1.91t 3:31 0.5ft
Tue 10/12 10:22 2.111 3:45 0.Bt 10:42 2.0ft 4:45 0.7ft
Wed 10/13 11:28 2.0ft 4:40 0.511 11:04 2.21t 5:14 0.9ft
*Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.




Problem with


Insurance?

Call 778-2253

Jim Mixon Insurance, Inc.,
representing the
Florida Residential Property and
Casualty Joint Underwriting
Association. (State Pool Insurance)


Jim Mixon

Insurance Co. Inc.

5412 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 778-2253 ...

Fish Tales Welcome!
Got a great fishing catch. We'd love to hear your fish stories
and pictures are welcome! Just give us a call at 778-7978.

WE'VE GOT ESP*
AND WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT TOO!
Our ESP* (ENERGY SAVINGS PLAN)
is a twice-a-year inspection, lubricating, adjust-
ing, and cleaning of your heating/cooling sys-
tem to keep it running at peak efficiency.
At $48.00 for both visits, it's a bargain you
won't want to pass up.
NO high pressure sales.
NO unneeded parts replacement
NO phone solicitations
You'll have to call us or we'll never meet.
Just call and say, "I want ESP, too!"
Celebrating our 21st Year

WEST COAST
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778-9622 Holmes Beach
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CITY ADDRESS/lot

Anna Maria 809 N Shore Dr
50x125-Gulf

Holmes Beach 10 Palm Harbor Dr
80x100

3221 Gulf Dr
50x100

539 67th St
100x114 canal


STYLE/rooms AGE/size


ground home
2bed/lbath

residential lot


ground duplex
4bed/2bath


1951
688 sfla


1968
1260 sfla


ground home 1971
3bed/3.5bath/2car 2103 sfla


6200 Flotilla Dr upstairs condo 1979
306 Westbay P & M 2bed/2bath Bay 1430 sfla


6812 Gulf Dr
West Winds

7003 Holmes Blvd
85x115 lake


elevated condo
2bed/2bath


1981
1300 sfla


ground home 1959
?bed/2bath/lcar 1574 sfla


SELLER/BUYER/when


Bacich/Calkins
9/10/93

Love/Motzer
9/10/93


Garcia/Quinn
9/10/93

Kincaid/Anthony
9/10/93

Rafuse/Tiplady
9/10/93

McCarthy/Kessell
9/10/93

Winters/McCaffrey
9/10/93


by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222


SALE OF WEEK
by Doug Dowling
Jim Green, James W Green Real Estate, Holmes
Beach, sold 5903 Flotilla Dr., an elevated two
bedroom, two bath home with a three-car carport
and private canal dockage behind the house and
"the commons," a rather unique piece of
land shared by six other neighbors.
The sale price: $140,000.


Christian Science Services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES

READING ROOM
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Monday thru Friday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


SALE$/LIST$

$400,000
list $435,000

$53,000
list uk

$107,500
list uk

$160,000
list uk

$140,000
list $153,900

$150,000
list 155,000

$125,000
list uk


E{nseer r mentrrial ( mimurunitg (Thurch
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
Hutchison,
A Pastor ^ .. .._..,,


10 AM ................... Sunday vvorship
10 AM ................. Children's Church
6:45 PM Saturday Seaside Worship


512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Transportation & Nursery Available
778-0414


Come, Celebrate Christ


IISIANDERI ')|IM H

ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER


FREE HOME DELIVERY ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
CALL 778-7978


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Maxine S. Martin
Maxine S. Martin of Holmes Beach died Oct. 1 in
Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Parsons, Kan., Mrs. Martin came to Holmes
Beach from Pittsburgh in 1978. She was a homemaker.
She was a volunteer at HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital Auxil-
iary and a member of Key Royale Golf Club.
She is survived by her husband, James Jorgenson;
a son, Brett E., of Pittsburgh; a brother, Jesse Smith of
Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Beulah Bestel Meyer of
Kansas City, Mo., and Reba Robahn of San Antonio;
and two grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. A memorial service was
held Tuesday at Roser Memorial Community Church in
Anna Maria City. National Cremation Society, Sarasota
chapter, was in charge of the arrangements.

John 'Jack'
Merrill
John "Jack" Merrill,
78, of Holmes Beach died
Sept. 23 at home.
He is survived by his
wife, Peggy, and a daugh-
ter, Lorraine, both of
Holmes Beach; four grand-
children and seven great-
grandchildren.
No services were held. Mr. Merrill's friends gath-
ered at Shucker's Dockside Grill in Holmes Beach for
an hour devoted to saying farewell.





FUNERAL HOMES

KEITH L. GRUENDL
General Manager

BRADENTON HOLMES BEACH
720 Manatee Avenue W. 6000 Marina Drive
3904 Cortez Road West (813) 778-4480
(813) 748-1011 FAX 746-6459







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The shell game
Scott Vensel, a member ofDebbie Brady's second
and third-grade split class, brought his collection of
sea shells to school as a visual aid during the class's
study offish.



Thelma M. Wuichet
Thelma M. Wuichet, 71, of Holmes Beach died
Sept. 30 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Tiffin, Ohio, Mrs. Wuichet came to the area
from Ohio in 1954. She was a registered nurse. She was
a member of Roser Memorial Community Church and a
member of the Registered Nurses Club in Bradenton and
the League of Women Voters in Bradenton.
She is survived by a daughter, Nanette Richards of
Ellenton; her mother, Martha Durr of St. Petersburg; a
sister, Doris Cowley of St. Petersburg; and three grand-
children.
No local visitation was held. Memorial services
were held Monday at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in
Holmes Beach with the Rev. John Pope officiating.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.


A. PARADISE, INC.
REALTOR
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Sandy Point Condo This 2 bedroom, 2 bath
Bayfront unit is turnkey furnished and has a fabulous
panoramic view of lower Tampa Bay. Call today for
your private showing. $93,500.
Island Duplex 2 bedroom, 1 bath each side. One
block to the beach. Currently producing $950 per
month income. Asking $142,000.
Price Reduced This is the only 2 bedroom, 1 bath
condominium for sale on the Island under $60,000.
Turnkey furnished for $59,000.
Questions concerning buyers brokers!
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800

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Exclusive
Waterfront
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Tadpole raises tadpoles
Cristina Calandruccio, a student in Lynne
McDonough 's kindergarten and first-grade split
class at Anna Maria Elementary, along with her dad
Vincent show off their home-grown tadpoles, the
second stage in a frog's development. The
Calandruccioes had taken frog egg clusters from a
fountain in Longboat Key, carefully raised them to
the tadpole stage. Cristina brought her project to
school to share.


Islander Photos:
Joy Courtney


ATTN: PROPERTY SELLER'S!!
LISTINGS URGENTLY NEEDED!
Buyer's are Buying and property is in demand! Low
supply ... high demand ... means, TOP DOLLAR FOR
YOU! I respectfully ask for your business so that I may
professionally handle the marketing of your property.
MY JOB IS TO...
Care about your goals
Get the top $$ for your property
Use my in depth knowledge of Real Estate to
your benefit
Provide Superior service
Do whatever it takes to make your life easier!!
Please call Patty
Lance for a free
S analysis of your prop-
erty. You won't be
sorry you called!
: ... 383-3708 or 778-5295.


SWatch for our
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida 0--- listings on
(813) 778-2291 P.O. Box 2150 Classivision,
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (813) 778-2294 ..... channel 19.

BLUE RIBBON HOME
Bonny two bedroom, two bath island home
I in pleasant neighborhood near beach and
shopping ...


Has all the goodies, including spacious fam- --i-i "-"' I
ily room with white brick fireplace, large '
screened lanai, generous master suite with
walk-in closet, top notch kitchen with ample
storage, brand new shingle roof and sprinkler :7
system. A special home and a great invest-
ment! Priced to fit your pocketbook at only : ..
$452-501 $142,500 furnished.

9E7 Ac'rienJ f atoi o ate P sftional. SpEcawiizing in oimeit 1 Nsofi9aacy lfI.iy..
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509 Christine T. Shaw...778-2847 Marcella Cornett...778-5919 Nancy Gulllford...77B-2158


Anna Maria School menu
National School Lunch Week
Monday, 10/11/93
S Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Cup
SLunch: Hot Dog on Bun, Cole Slaw, Fruit Juice
Tuesday, 10/12/93
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast or Cereal, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Hamburger on Whole Wheat Bun,
S Oven Ready Potatoes, Lettuce & Tomato
Salad, Fresh Fruit, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie,
Low Fat Milk
Wednesday, 10/13/93
Breakfast: French Toast w/Syrup or Cereal,
Fruit Cup
Lunch: Oven Baked Chicken, Steamed Rice or
Noodles, Veggie Sticks w/Low Fat Dip, Roll,
Fruit Juice Bar or Sherbet, Low Fat Milk
Thursday, 10/14/93
S Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juice
S Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Italian
Salad, Pudding
Friday, 10/15/93
INSERVICE DAY NO SCHOOL FOR
STUDENTS
SAll meals served with milk.

Classes and seminars at MCC
Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. West,
Bradenton, is offering the following seminars in October:
"Balancing Commitments and Building Healthy
Interpersonal Relationships," Saturday, Oct. 16. Call
755-1511, ext. 4204.
"Wellness Healthy Care Workers," Saturday, Oct.
23. Call 755-1511, ext. 4204.
"Beginning Bridge," Tuesdays, starting Oct. 12 -
Nov. 9; "Intermediate Bridge," Wednesdays, starting
Oct. 13; "Social Bridge," Thursdays, beginning Oct.
14. Call 755-1511, ext. 4203.
"This is Your Life Autobiographical Writing,"
Thursday, starting Oct. 7 Nov. 4, and "20th Century
American History Through Popular Music," Mondays,
starting Oct. 25 Nov. 22. Call 755-1511, ext. 4203.


WE'VE MOVED
Our business is booming
so much so that we expanded
into a new and larger home.
Our new address is
5910 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217


NORTH POINT HARBOUR: Two story 2 bedroom, 2.5
bath. Canal front home. 2nd floor office could be 3rd
bedroom. 2 fireplaces, exercise solar heated pool -
new Berber carpet throughout. $269,000. For more in-
formation & to see this lovely home, please call Marion
Ragni, 778-1504 eves.








REDUCED ENJOY A CAREFREE LIFESTYLE: in
this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a caged pool and
deep water canal. Other amenities include boat dock,
sprinkler system, 70% stone lawn, fruit trees, double
garage. Room for expansion. Reduced to $229,500.
Please call Carol Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after
hours.
DUPLEX within walking distance of the beach at the
North end of Anna Maria. Two bedroom, 1 bath each
unit. Upstairs unit was completely remodeled, new
kitchen, carpet, plumbing, wiring. Priced to sell at
$152,000. Please call Zee Catanese. 794-8991 eves.

.- 11r REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS hI-


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CALL DICK MAHER
REALTORO ASSOCIATE
TOP PRODUCER
Island Office
1st Six Months of 1993
Office 778-2261
Evenings 778-6791
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325


MARILYN knows best!


I]
DICK MAHER
REALTORo ASSOCIATE


If you want to be sure to receive The Islander Bystander in your
driveway EVERY WEEK, just call in your island address, 778-7978.


IISLANDER


IB A


SMACK DAB
ON THE BEACH








Nicely furnished 3BR/2BA beach home, nestled on Anna
Maria Island where dreams become reality. Delight in
peaceful, restful seclusion where gentle breezes, rolling
waves, golden sunsets and miles of walking beach abound
in nature's tranquillity. Your private world is waiting and it's
yours for the asking. Please call Nick for a private showing
of this rare find ... this home offers a sinful lifestyle at a heav-
enly price of only $3T,500 Reduced! $298,000. Firm.
Nick G. Patsios .
BROKER/SALESPERSON
Island Specialist for 15 Years
"The One Who Knows"
778-2261 or b l 778-4642 -
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 ,f
MLS b5ER


WANTED: YOUR LISTINGS
Results = Sold


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SSALES 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
MEMBERSISLAND provide personal and professional services. Over 75 combined years of
coL_ ISLAND business experience shows we are long established ISLAND offices!


SEASONAL RENTALS
AVAILABLE
CALL
813-778-0426
and place your reservation
for a short or long term
VACATION
on
Beautiful
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
HORIZON REALTY
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P O Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND CHARMING ANNA MARIA HOME GARAGE SALE
Charming 2 bedroom cottage, 1.5 blocks to the This lovely home located in Anna Maria on one of
GULF. Good investment property or great the nicest streets near Bay includes over1700 sq. 409 Pine Avenue / Office Furniture,
beach getaway. A short walk to local stores ft. living area with unique floor-plan for retiree or Living Furniture, Tools, Computer,
and beautiful Gulf beach. Boat ramp available. family. Beautifully maintained and on two beauti- Etc. CHEAP. Come Saturday, Oct. 9.
ful lots PLUS use of boat dock nearby! Must see
$108,900. Call Agnes Tooker eves. 778-5287. to appreciate! $215,000.
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC. FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE DOUG DOWLING REALTY
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER Licensed Real Estate Broker Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
"We are on the Island!" ... since 1957 9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
9805 Gulf Drive P O Box 835 Anna Maria, FL 34216 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259 (813) 778-1450 or 778-2307 (813) 778-1222


Buying or Selling
All of Perico Bay
CALL TODAY! !!
Marilyn Trevethan
Evenings 792-8477
neaL & neaL REALTORS@
(813) 778-2261
Toll Free 800-422-6325


neaL & rl L
RELTRS


813) 778-2246
FAX 778-4978
2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217


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Custom Designed Duplex with over 2,400 s.f.
living area. Features two 2 bedroom, 2 bath resi-
dences, one with marble fireplace, bay windows,
screened decks and much more. $225,000.
Call Robin Kollar 778-7244 or 778-2151
Gulf Bay Realty of
of Anna Maria Inc.


Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK








SUGAR-SAND BEACHES ...
Pool, privacy, and a double Gulffront lot are the setting
for Anna Maria's best of the best. 3BR/3.5B, custom built
home is offered at $975,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
ESTUARY VIEW! 2BR/2B Perico Bay Club unit- turn-
key, beautifully furnished. Original non-smoking owner,
gated community, pool and tennis, garage and screened
porch. $114,900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
FOR THE PERSON WHO WANTS IT ALL RE-
DUCED! One of Anna Maria's finest homes. 4BR/3B on
canal with lift. Home remodeled to include fireplace, heated
pool. One block to beach! $335,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
SUN WORSHIPER Just 2.5 miles to the beach from this
3BR/3B Royal Palm townhouse in Perico Island. Short
stroll to the pool, sauna, tennis court and clubhouse, too.
$113,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH Prime location in Holmes
Beach to own and have an income to help with the mort-
gage! Lots of parking, well maintained lot with banana
trees. $189,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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RENTALS:
BRIDGEPORT 2BR, 2B unfurnished
condo with pool. $575 plus electric.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 2BR,
2B with washer/dryer hook ups. $525 plus
utilities.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR, 1B,
washer/dryer hook-ups. $450 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR, 1B furnished or
unfurnished with garage. $475 plus utilities.


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QUALITY HAS ITS PRICE ... AND ITS REWARDS.
Key Royale, 631 Foxworth Lane. $525,000
Doug Dowling Realty. 778-1222









RARE FINDI #51729 $165,000 ... View of
Country Club Golf Course in this 5 bedroom, 4
bath beauty. Family room and fireplace. Call
Sally Schrader now or 792-3176 eves.
GREAT LOCATION IN A GREAT AREA! #52651
$85,000. This open floor plan has vinyl enclosed
lanai is perfect with eat-in kitchen, well & pump for
lawn. Call Horace Gilley now or 792-0758 eves.
GULF AND BAY VIEW WITH SEAWALLI
#60813 $120,000. This condo is beautifully
decorated and furniture negotiable. Complex
is Bayfront with all the amenities. Call Dolly
Young now or 778-5427 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
CALL Jack BAchman 778-0769 or 778-5368.


The Prudential .,." i
Florida Realty

CAROL HEINZE, CRS -
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE ,
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-0766
Fax (813) 778-3035
After Hours (813) 792-5721

Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory,
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.


S: Modern Elevated duplex with Gulf-
Bay views. 2/2 each unit. Assumable
mortgage. Only $179,000. Call to see:
"" SANDY GREINER REALTOReAssociate
-. Aft Hrs 778-3794 Pager 333-1864
REALTORSS"
m j 5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
-|l MLS 100-7413772 Exa 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK


ISLAND HISTORY BUFFS!
June Alder's column highlights the heritage of
Anna Maria Island this week and every week in
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER.
Don't miss an issue.











ROSE
SCHNOERR
Realtors
SGRI, LTG, RRC
SNeal & Neal
Top Company
Wide Salesperson
of the Year 1991 & 1992
S#1 in Sales and
Listings on Anna Maria
> Island 1991 & 1992
-MLS



ROSE

OFFICE: 813-778-2261
TOLL FREE: 1-800-422-6325
AFTER HOURS: 813-778-7780
Pager and Mobile Service also
available for clients


ISLAND 6-PLEX 2/2 each unit. Close to
beach, restaurants and shopping. Pool and
laundry facilities.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt: Office 778-2261.
Evenings: 778-4931
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325. ML. S I





Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
S~- ---1-'-1,1 Gulf Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
Fax # 778-7035
778-2307 or 778-1450











824 BAYVIEW PLACE
Fantastic deep water canal with easy access to
Tampa Bay. This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath home
has many extras including a large deck overlooking
a 27 foot dock with water and electric. Room for a
pool. Call today. $185,000. Evenings call Ken 778-
6986, or Pat 778-3301.
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
jog WEEKDAYS 9AM to 4:30PM RT
SATURDAYS 9AM to NOON


2*21* GleATESAFE


I l INC.RealsIa 1eTmL'm....... .....
Broker B!=illWag erB=roke. ............ r78-5914


MOTEL WITH OWNER FINANCING! PLUS a cap
rate of 13.4%. A Buyer's dream with 9 units plus
owner's home. Priced at $595,000. Call Stan Will-
iams for an appointment,


LA PLAYITA 2BR 2BA townhouse, close to beach
and shopping, large pool and recreation area, ga-
rage and storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


BEACHES, SUNSETS AND AMBIANCE Direct
Gulffront 2BR 2BA unit that is turnkey furnished.
Great walking beach. A proven money maker for
rentals. Protected parking. All for $164,900. Call
Stan Williams.


ONE OR TWO duplexes with a total of four, fully fur-
nished, 1BR -1 BA units for only $175,000. Or buy just
one duplex for $87,500. Well-maintained and located
in quiet neighborhood. Only two blocks to great beach.


HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE 2BR 2BA home
with short walk to excellent beach. Well-maintained
and has 1,000 square foot garage and storage area.
Offered at $112,500. Call Dave Moynihan.









SUNRISE OR SUNSET Pick your preference from
one of these 2BR-2BA Gulffront or Bay View, unfur-
nished condos. Pool, elevator and close to shopping
and restaurants. Great beach just across the street.
Both priced at $89,900. Call Stan Williams.







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Anna Maria Pest Control


CALL (813) 778-1630
Lic. No. 4467


I Island Typing Service
I Computer Operated
IaLW FAX Service: Send & Receive
ALWAYS 20% Typing discount to students
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390









CHRISTIE'S
.^^l^ PLUMBING
COMPANY
Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
J,, 24-Hour Service
A No Overtime Charges!

778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)



STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
S* MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558





SA WATER



I FISHING(; LAWS:
AMBERJACK: 28-inch minimum fork length; 3
fish daily possession limit.
BLACK DRUM: 14- to 24- inch slot limit; 5 fish
daily possession limit; cannot possess more than one
of more than 24 inches.
BLACKMULLET: no minimumlength; 50 fishlimit
I BLUEFISH: 10-inch minimum fork length.
COBIA: 33-inch minimum fork length; 2 fish limit.
DOLPHIN: 10 fish daily possession limit.
FLOUNDER; 11-inch minimum length.
GROUPER: (black, gag, red, yellowfin,
yellowmouth,scamp): 20-inch minimum length; 5 fish
limit; no harvest of Nassau grouper allowed.
JEWFISH: closed. Illegal to possess.
KINGFISH: 12-inch minimum fork length in state
waters; 20-inch minimum federal waters: 2 fish limit
in state and federal waters.
MANGROVE SNAPPER: 10-inch minimum; 5
fish limit.
I PERMIT: No bag limit for fish of less than 20
inches; 2 fish bag and possession limit for fish of more
than 20 inches.
I POMPANO: 10-inch minimum length.
REDFISH: 18- to 27 inch slot; closed in March,
April, May. 1 fish limit.
SEABASS: 8-inch minimum; no bag limit.
SHARK: daily bag limit of one; maximum posses-
sion limit of two. The harvest sawsharks, sawfish,
basking sharks, whale sharks and spotted eagle rays is
prohibited.
SNAPPER: 20-inch minimum on red snapper; 12-
inch minimum on cubera, dog, silk, queen, mahogany,
blackfin and yellowtail; 10-inch minimum on gray or
mangrove snapper; 8-inch minimum on vermilion snap-
per, lane snapper,. Bag limit 10 daily (no limit on lane or
S vermilion). Limit may not include more than 5 mangrove
daily or 2 red snapper daily.
I SNOOK: 24-inch minimum length; closed Jan.,
Feb., June, July, Aug.; 2 fish limit; cannot possess
more than one fish or more than 34 inches.
SPANISH MACKEREL: 12-inch minimum
length; 10 fish limit.
SPECKLED TROUT: 14- to 24- inch minimum
length; 10 fish limit.; cannot possess more than one of
more than 24 inches.
TARPON: no size limit; 2 fish limit; requires $50
tarpon tag to possess or kill. I
For questions on rules in state water, call the
Florida Marine Fisheries commission at (904) 487-
0554 or call Florida Marine Patrol information line
(813) 893-2221 for current regulations.
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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 778-3880.

CARPET 13 x 13 Berber, beige. $60 and 9 x 11
plush, plum. $30. 778-8216.

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.
$550 OBO. Call mobile # 356-4649 or 778-9392.

MARY KAY COSMETICS Free facials. Free deliv-
ery. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.

HISTORY FOR SALE Anna Maria Island Centennial
Calendar. Published by the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society, the 1994 calendar is available at the
Islander Bystander office. Perfect for Christmas giv-
ing along with a subscription to the best newspaper
on the Island. Island Shopping Center, 5400A Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOR SALE Sliding glass shower doors (4 ft). Ideal
for mobile home $25. Call 778-9803 or 794-5671.
2 WHITE WICKER SWINGS. Seat 2 people each.
Perfect condition. $500 for two. Call 778-2291.
COMPUTER Tenex Turbo 286-12, with 2 floppy 5.5,
star printer, 14" color monitor. Almost new, boxed
with books and cords. $400. 778-6835.

COMMODORE COMPUTERS 128, 2-64 key-
boards, 14" color monitor, printer, 2 disk drives, all
books and cords. $250. 778-6835.
TWO EXQUISITE matching white wire bird cages.
18 inches high. Mint condition. $150 for two. Call
778-2291.
BOXED UTILITY TRAILER approximately 6.5 X 10.
Excellent condition. $500. 778-6444 or 778-7710.


YARD SALE 2908 Ave E #1, Holmes Beach,
Gulfside. Furniture, dishes, paintings, jewelry, etc.
Sat & Sun, OCT 9 & 10. 8am to 1pm.
SAT OCT 9 ONLY Yard Sale. 8am to 4pm. 6300 Flo-
tilla Dr. #79 in carport Many items for sale.


ISLAND LOCKSMITH and Golf Shop has moved!
Our new location is 315 58th St, Holmes Beach.
Same phone number 778-1661.

ART LEAGUE HAPPENINGS
TOUR OF SIX ARTISTS STUDIOS
Oct. 9& 10, Noon- 4pm.
See watercolors, stained glass, etchings,
paintings, and sculpture being created.
$10 donation; tickets at the Art League.
FALL CLASSES START OCT 11-
REGISTER NOW
Anna Maria Island Art League: 778-2099
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach



LOST SUNGLASSES: Costa Del Mar with prescrip-
tion lenses in hard shell, black case. 778-9392.
LOST GRAY COCKATIEL 9/7. Young, with yellow
head. 80th and Marina Drive area. It is on medica-
tion. Call Linda before 4:00, 778-6971 or after 4:00,
741-3471.
FOUND: White cat, wearing a collar with a bell. Vi-
cinity of 2600 Gulf Drive. 778-2503.


GET FIT BE HEALTHY Personal Fitness Trainer.
All levels, all ages. Group or individual. Low impact
water exercise, swimming, water safety, yoga,
beach power walking. Call Bill 383-0463.


HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Well cared for mechani-
cally. Perfect for students. Very reliable, clean, small
car. $850 firm. 778-9392.
1986 PONTIAC FIERO. Sporty. Has everything.
Immaculate. Call Frank at 778-6127 or 778-6126.
SE FIERO, 1986. GT body, red, sunroof, alloy
wheels, 1 owner, garaged. Excellent condition.
$4,250. 794-9002.
1987 FORD RANGER. Super clean. White. 27,000
original miles. Ice cold air. V-6, 5 speed, camper top.
Stereo & more. $5,800. 778-6624.


ISLAND COUPLE needs year round boat slip for 23'
sailboat. 778-0437.
1993 12' CAROLINA SKIFF. 3 months old, extras.
$900 OBO. 778-3358.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.


EXTRA TIME on your hands? The Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Commerce needs you. Volunteers
please call 778-1541 or 778-2277. Ask for Mary Ann.
PART-TIME help wanted evenings & weekends.
Approximately 16 hours/week. Must be 18 or older.
Tyler's Ice Cream. 11904 Cortez Road W.
WAITRESS WANTED Taking applications for sea-
son. Part-time. Please apply at the Sweet Spoone
at S & S Plaza, Holmes Beach. (near post office)
LOOKING for mature responsible adult to take care
of 4-year-old & 7-month-old children. Must have flex-
ible hours, day & night. 383-7729.


PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(30% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.

CLEANING BY DAVON Houses, condo, etc. Qual-
ity, dependable service. Best rates in town. Refer-
ences. Call 748-6193.

ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring land-
scape into a yard bursting with blooming flowers and
color. For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the
beach environment all year round, call 778-2260.
ISLAND HOUSE CLEANING and/or odd jobs and
painting. Reliable, reasonable, thorough. Refer-
ences. Call Peachi & John. 778-5584.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED
The best news in town and the best results from
classified ads! Ask the Art League about results.
HOME REPAIR Kitchen & bath, handyman for all
home repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience,
excellent local references. Call Mark at 778-5354.
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.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent, mobile
#745-4723 for information.
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetics opportu-
nity! You could qualify. Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
PEOPLE, PLANTS & PETS -Care in your home.
Shopping, respite care, visiting home-bound or eld-
erly. Also pet exercising. 383-0463.
You can find the key to the home of your dreams in
the real estate section of The Islander Bystander.
Don't wait to see it "sold" call now!


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Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152


HOME REPAIR SERVICE- Professional tile instal-
lation, marble work, dry wall, plaster & stucco. Inte-
rior/exterior. All repairs. Excellent Island references,
23 years experience. Call Mark at 778-5354.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.

VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island ref-
erences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured. Mana-
tee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Montgom-
ery for your free estimate today at 792-1084.


Interior/Exterior Painting. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730.
Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.

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.


ONE LARGE, ONE SMALL commercial studios.
Gulf view. Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc.
Rent negotiable. Call Frank at 778-6126.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2B elevated townhouse in
convenient Holmes Beach location. Cathedral ceil-
ings, 3 car garage & much more. $800/mo. Call Old
Florida Realty Co. 778-3377.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 furnished duplex
apartments available January 1, 1994. Seasonal or
annual. 1-704-683-1188.
GULF VIEW furnished Bradenton Beach condo. 2/
1, lanai, living/dining room, kitchen, basic cable,
community laundry, pool and Intracoastal dock. 150'
to Gulf beach. Available Nov.-June. 3 month mini-
mum. $1200/mo. 708-858-6295. After 6pm or week-
ends.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 1/1, one block to beach.
October thru January., April and May. $350 week,
$1075 month plus tax. 778-3757.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished condo with pool. 2/2.
Living room, kitchen, basic cable covered parking
and laundry room. Steps to beach. Available now to
December 15. $200 week/$600 monthly plus elec-
tric. 813-778-4560 or 813-681-8508.
Everything from trinkets to yachts all in The Is-
lander Bystander-the best classified on the island.


HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV,
phone, 1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month
including utilities. Available November thru April
1994. 778-5419.

CHARMING COTTAGE. Terrific Gulf view, quiet
neighborhood, shaded fenced lot. 100 x 82. New
roof, carpet & kitchen. Gulf within 500'. Must sell.
$85,900. 102-12th St. N, Bradenton Bch. 778-0785.

EXCELLENT GULF VIEW RENTALS
Furnished duplex apt.
1. 2BR/1.5B, washer/dryer, cable TV
dishwasher, central heat/air, carpeted/
ceramic tile. $1400/month
2. 2 room efficiency, cable TV, a/c,
carpeted/ceramic tile. $800/month.
Available November ... lower rates for
5 or 6 months. 778-5959.

STEPS TO THE BEACH -2BR/1B, w/d. $525/month
plus security. Seasonal rates available. 778-1345.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal/annual rentals.
3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or unfurnished.
Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty. 795-4394.
ANNUAL WEST BAY COVE 2/2, ground floor. Pool
and tennis. Unfurnished. $800 month. Call Old
Florida Realty. 778-3377.
APARTMENT FOR RENT Holmes Beach, 2/2, walk
to beach/shopping. No pets. First and security. $550
unfurnished/$600 yearly. 778-6221.
FULLY FURNISHED 1/1, utilities and electric in-
cluded. No pets/children. $500 month. 778-9413.


GULF VIEW Facing gulf, less than 150 ft, to beach.
Will build on contract, 3/2, elevated home. Informa-
tion box at 3014 Ave E, Holmes Beach or will mail
info. Offered by owner at $252,000. 713-782-6573.
CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Corner of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable.
778-4084.
DEEP SAILBOAT WATER LOT 60 x 100. 211 N.
Harbor Drive. $89,900. 778-4253.
FURNISHED CONDO 2BR/1B near Holmes Beach
City Hall. New washer/dryer in covered garage.
Owner financing. $56,000. 779-2400.
KEY ROYALE 624 Foxworth. 100 ft canal front. 3/
2.5, living room, dining room, kitchen with eating
area, 2 car garage. $225,000. 778-7837.


HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD THE DEAD-
LINE IS MONDAY at NOON for Wed. publication. Up
to 3 line minimum approximately 21 words $3.
Additional lines $1 each. Place in person. The office
is between D. Coy Ducks and the laundromat,
Holmes Beach. More information: 778-7978.


7 Lawn
Service
7784.1345


Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Hauling By the cut or by the month.
*12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
AND SATISFACTION


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Serving the Islands Since 1969
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Painting Handyman Repairs
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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 par-
ties to garden club meetings ... there's always something happening and
there will always be someone who wants to know about it.
Call or write:
Islander Bystander
Island Shopping Center
5400A Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
(813) 778-7978


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AUTO & BOAT

DETAILING

WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody
Leather & Vinyl
Tires & Trim
Every detail is cleaned and protected.
Your car or boat
can look like new again ...
and maintain its value!
By appointment, at your
home or office.
Most cars $85.
Call mobile service #
356-4649 or 778-9392.


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