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In a tough competition to
find the best scarecrow
at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, judges Billie
Martini and Joan
Pettigrew liked the sunny
scarecrow who not only
reflected the ambiance of
the Anna Maria Island
but that it was the kids in
Mrs. Wagner's first
grade class who put it
Land-sea-air craft finds
Palma Sola perfect
Photo courtesy Susan Russell
A Lake airplane dazzled passing motorists Tuesday
in its aerial, nautical and shoreline maneuvers. The
craft, as much boat as airplane, is owned by Norm
Dawson, who would take off and land in Palma Sola
Bay and then, by lowering the plane's wheels, taxi
up onto the beach to the delight of his passengers,
who didn't have to get their feet wet. The airplane is
capable of speeds near 140 mph, can carry four
people and, to complement its nautical bent, even
has a depth finder. Passenger John Lightner said
several small sharks were spotted during the brief
cruise near Anna Maria Island and Egmont Key.
scenes may be
shot on Island
Anna Maria's Bean Point may be the site of sev-
eral scenes in a French movie being filmed in the area.
Producers for the film "Seven Sundays" hope to re-
ceive Anna Maria City Commission approval to transform
the north-Island beach into a beach bar Nov. 8-9.
The film, directed by Jean-Charles Tachella, is a
comedy of manners about two offbeat high-class drift-
ers who have decided to commit their lives to no work
and upscale play.
Tachella directed the Oscar-nominated film
"Cousin, Cousine." He "discovered" the area in 1990
when he came to Southwest Florida as part of the
Sarasota French Film festival.
"Seven Sundays" stars French actors Thierry
Lhermitte and Ennio Fantastichini. American cast
members include Molly Ringwald, Jennifer Beals,
Susan Blakley and Rod Steiger.
Most of the film will be shot in Sarasota, but the beach
scenes will producers hope be shot in the City of
Mayor Ray Simches said the city has a set of guide-
lines established for filming in the city, the result of a
disastrous television commercial filmed in 1989 which
left a wake of trash in the city.
The guidelines include a bond to cover any clean-
up expense, permits, no aircraft or helicopter landings,
no filming of products such as tobacco or alcohol, no
nude films, the filmmakers handling all crowd control,
and no mention of Anna Maria in the credits of the film.
Producers said they could abide by all the require-
ments, but did request an exception to the prohibition
against vehicles on the beach. An all-terrain vehicles
would be a great benefit to moving the film sets to and
from the beach, they said.
There was some objection to the filming. Mrs.
Peter Zeimis questioned the impact the filming would
have on the birdpopulation at Bean Point. "Do we have
to have them here?" she asked. "Can't we keep our
little Island to ourselves?"
Commissioners seemed to like the idea of the film-
ing taking place, and requested a bond be posted by the
The matter will be decided at a special meeting
Friday at City Hall.
period ends Friday
Qualifying ends at noon Friday for three
seats on the Bradenton Beach City Council.
Incumbent Mayor Katie Pierola, as well as
Vice Mayor Jack Charlton in Ward 1 and
Councilman Bill Campbell in Ward 3, have all
said they plan to seek re-election.
Qualifying requirements include signa-
tures of 10 registered voters in the City of
Bradenton Beach attesting to the candidate's
residency, a petition of 10 registered voters, a
filing fee of 1.5 percent of the annual salary -
$90 for the mayor, $45 for the council seats -
and completion of a number of election forms
and loyalty oaths.
The salary of the mayor is $6,000 annually;
council members receive $3,000.
Terms of office are two years.
The election is Tuesday, Dec. 7. Polls will
be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The polling lo-
cation is the Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107
Gulf Dr. N.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Fire inspection protest ............... Page 3
Mullet law ................................ Page 3
Letters ....................................... Page 4
Opinion ...................................... Page 4
Those Were the Days................ Page 5
Sandbar alley ............................ Page 6
Football is here......................... Page 8
Ringling Bridge update............ Page 10
Obituaries ................................ Page 14
School Daze ............................ Page 16
Streetlife .................................. Page 18
Real Estate.............................. Page 24
OCTOBER 21, 1993
THE REST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
ijK PAGE 2 N OCTOBER 21, 1993 0 THE ISLANDER BYi
By Pat Copeland
After a protest of the advertising procedure for the
position of fire inspector from Commissioner Glenn
Bliss, the Anna Maria Fire Commission voted unani-
mously last week to hire firefighter Larry Revell and
inspector Janet Guthrie.
Bliss told commissioners, "I was contacted by a
couple of the individuals who placed applications.
Nowhere in the requirements for the ad for the inspec-
tor position was it stated that the person should be a
firefighter, and there's nothing in the job description
that states that. I think we're going to put ourselves into
a position where people could sue because they were
turned down over something that was not included in
the ad. These individuals were told they were turned
down because they were not firefighters."
Selection committee member Jeff Willey said the
committee had oral interviews with applicants but did
not receive copies of applications.
"It was my understanding with the point system, that
if you were a firefighter or an EMT or a paramedic, all
those things meant added points," explained Willey. "If
you were an inspector only, and someone else came in
with other credentials, you would not survive the first cut,
because their points would be so high."
Commissioner George Jackson added, "I don't
think they have grounds for a suit just because they
didn't have additional qualifications."
Commissioner Sandy Haas noted, "If your ad
doesn't state it, it can be a problem."
Firefighter Rick Gamin said the individuals were
not rejected because they didn't have certain creden-
tials but because the other applicants did.
Bliss said he felt obligated to bring the complaint
to the board's attention. Jackson said he had a problem
with individuals who did not bring their complaints to
the attention of the administrative office or the board
in person, but instead called a commissioner.
Haas asked if there was any reply from the Cedar
Hammock Fire District concerning the consolidation
effort being undertaken by several districts.
Administrative secretary Mary Stephens read an
Oct. 5 letter from Cedar Hammock that indicated the
district is not interested in merger discussions with
other districts, but would be interested in a merger with
the Anna Maria district.
Jackson said, "It was left up to them to respond.
They have offered no merger proposals. If they want to
present a proposal, we'll look at it."
The commission voted to spend $375 for sandbags
through the Island Emergency Operations Center
(IEOC). Each member agency of the IEOC the fire
district and the three Island cities is being asked to
do the same. The filled sandbags will be stockpiled in
each city for use in emergencies.
The commission also voted to permit their IEOC
representative to spend up to $500, without returning
to the commission for permission each time, but not to
exceed the total budgeted funds of $2,000.
Commissioner John Van Ostenbridge moved to
give his pay as secretary/treasurer of the board to the
district's OJT (on the job training) program. The mo-
tion passed unanimously.
In other business, the commission voted to sell die-
sel fuel to the city of Anna Maria for its tractor. The
City of Holmes Beach, the district's partner in owner-
ship of the fuel tank, must also vote on the request.
to meet with
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission will
meet with representatives of the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council (TBRPC) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in city
hall. Members of the Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
Planning Commissions are also invited.
The TBRPC representative will give commission-
ers an overview of new state regulations governing
comprehensive plans and land development regula-
tions, including Environmental Land Management
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission will
formulate a questionnaire to seek input from residents
concerning the duration of residential rentals and
whether they want limitations placed on such rentals.
The questionnaire was prompted by the
commission's charge to review the resort overlay,
currently in place in the R4 district. The overlay pro-
hibits rentals of less than seven consecutive days and
can be used in any residential district.
Commission members are contemplating a mass
mailing of the questionnaire to the city's 3,800 prop-
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Whole lot of construction goin' on Islander Photo
Work continues on Bridge Street, site of a $500,000 revitalization project. Sidewalks, landscaping and unique
traffic circles called roundabouts will, city officials hope, transform the original entrance to Anna Maria
Holmes Beach seeks representation
on environmental board
Amid restructuring of the county's Environmental
Action Commission (EAC), the Holmes Beach City
Council has requested a representative on the board,
currently comprised of county commissioners.
In a recent resolution, sponsored by Councilman
Rich Bohnenberger, the council opposed EAC's au-
thority over the city as a charter form of government
and sought either exemption from its jurisdiction or
representation on its board.
"They were quite concerned about exempting the
city because they feared losing state funding," reported
Bohnenberger at last week's council meeting. "Then I
had to point out that one of our solutions to the prob-
lem is restructuring the EAC to provide for represen-
tation from the charter forms of government. They sort
of agreed with me; however, (County Commissioner)
Stan Stephens, who is our representative, felt it should
be by population and not by city. This means the Island
communities would have one representative, and the
county would still have the majority."
Karen Collins, EAC executive director, said the
EAC reports directly to the county commission, but
there are some who want to make the commission ac-
countable to the county administrator.
"I think that's very awkward," explained Collins.
"In order to do that, you'd be placing the county admin-
istrator in the position of being the environmental di-
rector. I feel the issue that's precipitated this is my act
of trying to pursue an enforcement action against
Manatee County government."
Bohnenberger noted, "The county commission's
open for perceived conflict of interest and by restruc-
turing and allowing other representation to sit on the
EAC, that perception could not exist."
Collins agreed and added, "I think some of the
commissioners are not comfortable with their role as
environmental commissioners as well. They don't un-
derstand that they're acting in an entirely different ca-
pacity, and they can't conceive of my actions as be-
ing outside of county government."
Collins also offered her staff's resources to the city.
"It covers the whole county," she said, "and I know that
Holmes Beach and the other Island communities don't
have the resources to hire their own environmental
staff. We can help you out with environmental issues
Bohnenberger told council the Florida League of
Cities is pursuing legislation concerning dual taxation.
"They're going to make a recommendation to the
state legislature that they create some form of legislation
that defines the term 'municipal services' as it relates to
the issue of double taxation," he said.
"They're going to require the counties who provide
municipal services within the unincorporated area of the
county to establish a municipal services taxing unit and/
or a municipal services benefit unit. Which, if we receive
any benefits at all from the county, would have to be
monitored through the municipal services benefit unit, and
we would be taxed accordingly for that service only."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said she do-
nated $100 to the Anna Maria Elementary School for
prizes in an essay contest for fifth graders for Florida
City Government week.
In addition, council members will speak to classes
on participating in city government, and the fifth grad-
ers will have a class trip to city hall to observe a city
Council passed on first reading an ordinance pro-
viding for a variance procedure for parcels of land situ-
ated on more than one side street, provided one of those
streets is a dead-end street.
Council approved the Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization interlocal agreement between the
three Island cities.
Bohnenberger, who was recently elected vice
president of the Manasota League of Cities, said the
league invited Hardee and DeSoto counties to the
group's next meeting to discuss the possibility of their
cities joining the league. The cities in the two counties
lost representation during recent redistricting.
erty owners. The questionnaire is to be for informa-
tional purposes only, not enforcement.
The questionnaire is another of the group's infor-
mation gathering efforts to aid them in their review
of the district. They have previously gotten input
from hoteliers and real estate agents, and are contem-
plating neighborhood meetings on the subject. They
will also compile information gathered from the new
rental license applications.
The commission hopes to have a recommenda-
tion on the district for the city council by Feb. 1.
Planning commission to send
questionnaire to residents
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 21, 1993 M PAGE 3 iI"
Coconut Avenue beach access may be settled this week
Irregularities in a 20-year-old survey may be
settled this week on beachfront property at Coconut
Avenue in Anna Maria.
Attorneys for the city and property owner John
Dooms, as well as the surveyor who delineated the prop-
erty, are scheduled to meet to decide the fate of the land.
At issue are a number of different opinions:
Dooms claims the land was vacated by the city in
the early 1960s through two resolutions;
The surveyor has said that the surveys of the land
have some oddities to them;
Members of the city commission, as well as resi-
dents in the area, have indicated there should be some
beach access there.
Dooms is claiming that, based on resolutions ap-
proved 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.
Mullet law rule heads
By Maureen Milne Donald
It took three votes, five hours of testimony and five
options, but the Marine Fisheries Commission is finally
ready to present a new mullet regulation to the gover-
nor and cabinet.
The proposed regulation MFC will bring to Talla-
hassee Oct. 26 recommends 72-hour closures (noon
Friday to noon Monday) July 1 through Jan. 31. Also,
the commission is recommending an additional four-
day closure to fall between the last two weekend clo-
sures in December, amounting to one 10-day closure.
According to Organized Fishermen of Florida Ex-
ecutive Director Jerry Sansom, the MFC proposal
"This is probably the most realistic thing the com-
mission could do at this time," Sansom said. "Unfor-
tunately, it doesn't have the refinements Organized
Fishermen of Florida would have liked."
Last month, OFF had proposed an alternative
regulation that would have prohibited mullet fishing on
weekends (48-hour closure) July through September.
For the period of Oct. 1 through Jan. 31, closures would
extend to 72 hours, noon Friday to noon Monday. The
plan also included two additional days per month, ex-
Dooms fenced the area off and posted no trespass-
ing signs on the property. The city has red-flagged the
site, declaring the fence illegal. Dooms has appealed to
the code enforcement board, which has yet to meet to
decide on the matter.
Residents claim that city ordinances passed since
the vacation ordinances prohibiting the sale of beach
accesses should take precedence, that the property
is listed as a beach access on the city's comprehensive
plan, and that Dooms has no right to block their access
to the beach.
"I believe this matter is very resolvable and can be
done," City Attorney Jim Dye said last week, regarding
the meeting with Dooms attorney and surveyor Leo Mills.
More than a score of residents appeared at last
week's city commission workshop to protest the loss
of the beach access. At the request of resident Dale
Woodland, one of the citizens will attend the meeting
to governor, cabinet
tending the second and fourth weekends from noon
Friday to noon Tuesday.
An issue discussed in reference to all options was
enforcement. Marine Patrol officials urged the MFC to
come up with the least-complicated rule. Sansom
voiced concern that enforcement was a factor in the
defeat of the OFF proposal.
"I find it amazing that this proposal was something
that the fisherman could figure out, but Marine Patrol
apparently couldn't," Sansom said. "Maybe we should
have spent more time explaining it to them."
Scientific data supported any of the five options
before the commission as achieving virtually the same
results. Only the OFF proposal would have made a sig-
nificant difference, raising escapement from approxi-
mately 34 percent to 42 percent.
The original MFC mullet regulation proposed
week-on, week-off closures from July through January.
However, the governor and cabinet voted to delay a
decision on the regulation and requested the MFC re-
vise the rule.
If, as expected, the governor and cabinet go along
with the MFC revised regulation, it would probably
take effect in 20 days.
between attorneys and surveyor.
Allan Gilchrist seemed to sum up the resident's
concerns: "I don't want to lose the beach access, and I
don't understand why the city has let the fence stay up.
I've seen that little red sticker on the fence why the
hell isn't that fence down?"
Mayor Ray Simches said that, due to the pending
decision, the code enforcement board had delayed de-
liberation on the fence. After requesting an opinion by
Dye, Simches said that the code enforcement board
would meet to decide the fate of the fence. In addition,
Dye said he would send a letter to Dooms attorney re-
questing the fence be removed until the ownership of
the property could be settled.
Dave Rogerson, representing the Anna Maria Civic
Association, said the association had met and urged the
city commission that "the vacation of any land be fully
studied by the commission.
"Longboat Key hides their beach accesses,"
Rogerson said. "We don't want that to happen here."
Anna Maria City
Friday, 10/22: 10 a.m., Special Commission
Meeting contract signing, filming request and
public works/building director hiring
Tuesday, 10/26: 7:30 p.m., Commission Meeting
Thursday, 10/21: 1 p.m., Council Meeting
Thursday, 10/21: 7:30 p.m., Council Workshop
Monday, 10/25: 7:30 p.m., Planning Commission
Tuesday, 10/26: 9 a.m., Planning Commission
Friday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m., Mangrove workshop,
Anna Maria Island Community Center
Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m., Save Anna Maria
general meeting, Island Library, Holmes Beach
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., D.O.T. Public Hearing
on Anna Maria Bridge, Manatee
Comm. Chamber, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Brd.
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., Public Hearing on
Anna Maria Bridge, St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach
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iIE PAGE 4 E OCTOBER 21, 1993 E THE ISLANDER BY;
It's the bridge, boss,
I feel a lot like the little man on Fantasy Island with
the bridge hearings approaching, just like the plane
load of tourists he awaited.
And please, it's not that I think it will bring more
tourists. Quite the contrary.
Tourists even visitors from Longboat and Siesta
Key, Lakeland or Clearwater come to Anna Maria
Island for its natural beauty and the atmosphere that has
prevailed since the 1930s. Quiet, quaint, cottage neigh-
borhoods. A precious sugar-sand beach. Tranquillity.
Islanders fought to prevent another high-rise con-
dominium in the 1970s, and now we are faced with
what might be the last chance to eliminate a 65-foot
high fixed-span bridge to Holmes Beach. (The pro-
posed bridge will be taller than the Martinique condo-
miniums, the tallest structures on the Island.)
The last remaining argumentfor the 65-foot fixed-
span bridge proposal by Islanders is for evacuation safety.
Surely we don't need to spend millions of dollars for the
convenience of a few who want to hurry in and out of
town. And who says 65 feet of bridge will buy a safer
evacuation. Not the Florida Department of Transportation.
They have had no information to provide on the subject
of evacuation relating to bridge size.
Boat traffic? I'll gladly sit on the bridge and pass
a few moments watching the water while a boat passes
under the open span of a drawbridge. You know, the
old "stop and smell the roses routine. But a 65-foot
bridge will actually prevent four percent of all area
boats from passing, according to the DOT. A draw-
bridge allows 100 percent of the boats to pass.
The environment? It goes without saying that the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection is
opposed to the DOT's proposed bridge, but not so
much for height as for placement. Construction will
destroy acres of seagrass beds and create the need for
large areas of mangrove mitigation. Only recently did
they raise a brow over evacuation safety. Now, they
want answers on this subject as well, and DOT has
delayed and postponed discussion with DEP.
So: "the DOT is coming, the DOT is coming!"
They're the ones on the plane. Islanders who want to
preserve the character of Anna Maria their way of
life need to turn out for the meetings and let their
feelings be known.
Let's welcome this plane with a clear message.
No bridge. Tear them all down and create a reef. Too
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Where's the surplus?
As a general rule, I agree with the Bradenton Herald
editorial printed Oct. 5 "No private beach cleaning in
Sarasota County." However, I hope the general public
does not confuse the Sarasota beach cleaning controversy
with maintenance needs on Anna Maria Island.
The Anna Maria Island project was very public. It
was financed by taxpayers all over the state of Florida
and the United States. The federal government grant
was $5 million, the State of Florida grant was $4.6
million and the local share will be paid out of the one
cent tourist tax dedicated to renourishment and beach
maintenance. The local share will be paid in $400,000
increments over the next eight years.
It has been assumed by many people that any sur-
plus monies collected over the $400,000 would be used
for beach maintenance. The surplus should average
around $200,000 per year over the life of the agree-
ment. I have reminded the county commissioners, past
county administrator and the daily and weekly news-
papers of this fact a number of times, verbally and in
As for the reference made in the editorial about
having beach parking meters, all you have to do is visit
St. Pete Beaches, Naples Beach and others to see what
happened there. They started at 25 cents per hour and
now are 75 cents or $1 per hour to park.
Let's not be in too much of a hurry to charge our
guests for something they helped pay for in the first
place. We should at least find out where the surplus
money is going and why we don't use beach conces-
sion stands' profits to maintain decent rest rooms and
our parking areas, including Coquina Beach.
Howie Herman, Bradenton Beach
In a recent editorial, "For the Record, Monument,"
The Islander Bystander stated that G.B. Knowles lives
rent-free on property owned by Bruce Manson.
It has been brought to our attention that Knowles
does not necessarily live "rent-free," rather, his rent is
abated in return for his patrolling the land and watch-
ing the gate.
McClash's word is mud
The long war of words over the Anna Maria Bridge
is approaching the end. For many months, SAM (Save
Anna Maria) has given documented reasons why there
should not be high bridges to the Island. These reasons,
inherently valid in themselves, have been supported by
the best possible authorities on the subject.
Against this, FDOT has kept drearily repeating its
unproven claim that high bridges are what we need,
though its representatives were conspicuously unable
to justify this position in repeated appearances before
the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
If these supposed experts couldn't do it, even more
pathetic is a recent letter by County Commissioner Joe
McClash to the head of DEP in Tampa. McClash simply
repeats his party line, apparently expecting people to be-
lieve his word, with no proof supplied whatsoever.
Just on his own word? This is the politician who,
immediately before the election, reversed himself with
great publicity and declared he was against high bridges
to the islands! Then, after being elected, he reverted to his
support of those bridges! What is his word worth?
When one gets past Mr. McClash's clumsy En-
glish, what's left is either a frivolity or a hidden agenda
that has nothing to do with the welfare of Anna Maria
Island. McClash and the FDOT, in their passion for
high bridges, want to spend tens of millions of dollars
in order to make things worse. This is madness and
ought to be stopped.
Tom Hoey, Bradenton Beach
Thanks to June Alder
I wish to express my great pleasure in your publica-
tion of the "Those Were the Days" series about my father
and grandfather, Jack and "Doc" Leffingwell. It gave me
a great deal of pleasure to see in print some of my family
history, parts of which I thought only I knew.
My special thanks to June Alder for her thorough
research and her interest in a small but significant seg-
ment of Manatee County history.
I now reside on the East coast of the Sunshine state,
but I will always be a Manatee Countian at heart.
Thank you again for the fine series.
John B. (Jack) Leffingwell, Melbourne Beach
THOSE WERE THE UAYS
Part 5, What's in a Name,
by June Alder
The earliest inhabitants of Perico Island were Timucuans tall, strong and
handsome, but unfortunately vulnerable to the white man's diseases.
Next time you are driving east on
the bridge on Manatee Avenue and the
draw goes up for a pesky sailboat and
you have to stop, don't just sit there and
fume. Look away toward Perico Island.
Let your eyes travel a little to the right,
to about one o'clock, as my husband
says. There you will see a pine-covered
area, only slightly elevated above the
rest of the greenery, sandwiched be-
tween flashes of the blue tile roofs of
former State Senator Pat Neal's Perico
What you are gazing upon is an In-
dian mound. Just think it's possibly
eons old. Imagine the huts of the villag-
ers in a ring around the chiefs abode,
the canoes pulled up on the bank, smoke
spiraling up from the camp fires on
which perpetually simmering kettles are
tended by grass-skirted women.
That green mound that momentarily
has your attention is called a kitchen
midden the place where shells and
bones and corn husks were pitched after
dinner by generation upon generation of
native Americans of the Timucuan tribe.
It is of such stuff that until recent years,
many of our roads (and the driveway to
my house) were made of. So popular
was the use of shell for road building
that only a few mounds are left around
here. (Long gone are the three mounds
the children of the first homesteaders on
Anna Maria Island used to dig into with
their little shovels.)
Perico Island was probably a place
of human habitation before Anna Maria
Island. For the Indians knew better than
to build their dwellings on an exposed
barrier reef like Anna Maria; Hernando
DeSoto found the headquarters of the
local Timucuan chief on Terra Ceia Is-
land along Tampa Bay's eastern shore.
Among the Spanish fishermen who
followed DeSoto was Perico (pronounce
it Peh-ree-co) Pompon. As a young fel-
low in his 20s, he arrived in the Sarasota
Bay area in 1815. By 1828, Perico had
settled at Charlotte Harbour near the
mouth of the Peace (or Peas) River.
Fishing was phenomenal there then, and
Perico might have been content to spend
the rest of his days in the same spot.
But in 1836, Charlotte Harbour was
the target of raids by the Seminole Indi-
ans, making a desperate effort to thwart
the U.S. government's effort to deport
them to "Arkansas Country." After the
largest fishery was attacked by 25
braves and a customs agent was killed,
families fled in panic to the woods,
leaving their cooking fires burning.
U.S. naval vessels sailed down from
Fort Brooke and took several hundred
men, women and children, including
Perico Pompon, back to Tampa Bay.
The refugees crowded into the fishing
"ranchos" here, including one on Pas-
sage Key (then considerably larger
than it is now).
After the war ended in 1842,
Perico stayed on, going into partner-
ship with two other fishermen. Their
headquarters was on Shaw's Point
(DeSoto National Memorial Park). The
three Spaniards became famous in
Manatee County history for their assis-
tance to the first American homestead-
ers on the Manatee River, Josiah and
Mary Gates. They not only guided
Gates to the choicest spot for his home-
stead but saw to it that his family had
provisions for their first winter.
About 1844 the partnership broke
up. Phillipi Bermudez moved to a loca-
tion below Sarasota (on what became
known as Phillipi Creek); Manuel
Olivella (later a county official) re-
mained at Shaw's Point, while Perico
transferred his fishing operation to the
island that nows bears his name.
It is thought that the location of his
fishery was on the largest of several
mounds which survived into the second
half of the 20th century. But it was de-
stroyed in 1957. That was when state
highway engineers found it convenient
to use the massive mound as the base
for the east end of the Manatee Avenue
Something to think about as we
drive, often almost somnambulistic-
ally, to our mainland jobs, to Walmart
or to a favorite restaurant for the early-
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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
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
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Commission may decide Sandbar alley issue Tuesday
In a surprise move, Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed
Chiles reversed a compromise hammered out with the
Anna Maria Planning Commission and requested the
city commission approve his previous request of an
The change came during last week's city commis-
sion workshop before a packed hall.
Chiles' request was to vacate a portion of an alley
running north to south along the restaurant building from
Spring Avenue through the parking lot. The alley leads
north from the Sandbar to a pair of vacant shorefront lots.
A second portion of alley running east to west from neigh-
boring Bortell's lounge connects to the alley in question
at the existing Sandbar deck.
Complicating the issue are encroachments by the
Sandbar into the alley, including the building itself and
Dolls of different character created by Islander
By Joy Courtney, Features Editor
Marie Ewing isn't sure which part of making doll
sculptures she enjoys best sculpting the torso or
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Sculptor of dolls slander Photo: Joy Courney
Marie Ewing of Holmes Beach not only makes dolls
but makes them into "characters" of her own design.
Ewing is pictured with her doll sculptures of St.
Joseph of Nazareth (left), a Crow warrior, "Surfer
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Ewing, a resident of Holmes Beach, began her craft
after reading an article about a doll maker in an Island
newspaper in April 1992. She was so curious about what
she had read that she took a doll sculpting class the follow-
ing June as they say, the rest is history, but this time
captured in one-of-kind clay or porcelain characters.
To make a clay doll, Ewing said she starts by mak-
ing separate clay armatures for the arms, legs and torso.
Separate armatures are needed so the limbs and head
of her dolls will move. After she has sculpted long,
delicate fingers or feet with chubby toes or wrinkle
creases on a weathered face-to-be, she fires her sculp-
tures in her own oven. Once the sculptures are fired,
she paints the doll's features and makes its clothes.
"Porcelain dolls take more steps," said Ewing. "Af-
ter the sculpting of the arms, legs, face and torso is done,
I send the pieces to a mold maker. I haven't learned how
to do that yet, but I will. When the molds come back, I
pour porcelain-slip into the molds. When each piece is
ready, then I go on to painting and dressing the doll.
"Believe it or not, smooth faces or hands are harder
to make than wrinkled ones, like the face on my Crow
warrior doll. I think wrinkles make a doll look more
real and give it a character of its own."
Now that she had honed her skill (backed up by a
lot of artistic talent), Ewing's next goal is to get her
collection into the Toy Fair held annually at the Jacob
Javits Center in New York City.
"I haven't really tried to sell any of them and I don't
know how I'll feel when I do," Ewing said as she looked
over her collection."I do know I'll always want to have fun
making my dolls. What happens from there, happens."
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a planter and storage area that, according to Planning
Commission Chairman Steve Lardas, appear to be
unpermitted. Encroachments on the corner of the alley
and Spring Avenue include a freezer, smoker, dumpster
and fence, which the planning commission recom-
mended be turned over to code enforcement.
In an effort to resolve the alley encroachment prob-
lem, Lardas and the members of the planning commis-
sion with Chiles' approval at that time --recom-
mended vacation of the alley fronting the Sandbar, with
the city gaining another alley allowing for the required
traffic circulation. The planning commission proposed
an alley in a portion of the Sandbar parking lot, within
the west 25 feet of the lot closest to the existing alley.
Last week, Chiles said "we thought that would
work" of the recommendation. "Then, later, we real-
ized it was problematic to us, so we went back to our
original petition," he said.
Chiles has spoken of his idea to expand the
restaurant's deck and rest room facilities in the restau-
rant, and has a contract pending to purchase two com-
mercially zoned lots adjacent to the current parking lot.
No plans have been submitted to city officials for the
The board of directors of the Anna Maria Civic
Association, Inc. said they "do not want the city to
move the alley immediately behind the Sandbar more
than the absolutely necessary footage to bring them
under compliance with the city codes. This could be
accomplished within just a few feet of the existing al-
ley and should not take up to the 25 feet proposed by
the Planning Commission."
Fred Edmister presented the city commission with
the results of a survey conducted by the Pine Avenue
Group. The group consists of residents opposed to the
The survey was conducted by mailing about 1,300
ballots to Anna Maria post office box holders, Edmister
said. A total of 246 ballots were returned, with 48 fa-
voring the expansion 19.5 percent and 198 op-
posing expansion, or 80.5 percent.
City commissioners are scheduled to address the
matter at an Oct. 26 meeting at 7:30 p.m.
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CALL OR WRITE:
The Honorable Julie McClure
Ph: 748-7756, Fax: 741-3248
1106 6th Ave. W. #120
The Honorable John McKay
Ph: 741-3099, Fax: 741-3106
2424 Manatee Ave. W.
The Honorable Douglas
State Rep. District 55
424 Central Ave., Suite 904
St. Petersburg, 33701
James Hargrett, Jr.
State Senate, District 21
P.O. Box 11025
The Honorable Mark Ogles
State Rep. District 67
3511 U.S. Highway 301
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Hard-to-find Campbell labels needed by school
Anna Maria Elementary School participates in
Campbell's Labels for Education Program, throughout
the school year. The program provides the school with
much-needed school equipment free.
Campbell's is offering the school a special bonus
program to kick off the year. The company is offering
10,000 label bonus points for each 50 labels, proof-of-
purchase seals, or lids of selected Campbell products.
To qualify for the special bonus, the school must for-
ward the product identifiers shown in parentheses to
SAM to meet Saturday
Save Anna Maria (SAM) will hold a planning
meeting on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the Island Branch
Library, Holmes Beach, to prepare for the upcoming
public hearings on the Manatee Avenue bridge.
SAM welcomes all those interested in the bridge
issue to attend. Volunteers are needed to help with the
two public meetings, Oct. 26 and 27.
Campbell's by Oct. 31, 1993.
Franco-American Gravy & Pasta Products (front
label panel); Swanson Frozen Food (proof-of-purchase
seal) & Canned Products (front label panel); Prego
Spaghetti Sauces (front label panels); V8 Vegetable
Juice (front label panel); Pepperidge Farm Products
UPC symbol); Mrs. Paul's Frozen Seafood ("Quality
Pledge" panel); Vlasic Pickle & Olive Products (lid or
logo area of panel); Marie's Salad Dressings (lid or
neck band with UPC); Open Pit Barbeque Sauce (logo
area of panel); and Early California Olives (front label
For the bonus program and throughout the year, the
product identifiers, along with any and all Campbell
product identifiers, may be given to any student of
Anna Maria Elementary School or dropped off at
Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach; Joe's
Eats and Sweets, 219 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach; or
at the school office, 4700 Gulf Dr. N., Holmes Beach.
Silver King Band reunion
The Silver King Band is set to shake up sensibilities
at Shuckers Dockside Bar and Grill on Oct. 30 from
9p.m. to closing. It will be their only appearance
south of Tampa Bay this year. Band members Rock
Bottom on harmonica, Barry Cuda on piano and Flo
Mingo on electric washboard, dish up a red hot
repertoire of blues, rockabilly and boogie woogie
spiced with salacious humor and outrageous theat-
rics. In addition, there will be a Halloween costume
contest with prizes, and the restaurant's full menu
will be available until midnight. There will be a
featured at museum
The early days in Bradenton Beach are being fea-
tured at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, this month. Dorothy Wagner, whose late
husband Dick took over Silver's real estate business on
Gulf Drive in 1958, has loaned the museum many in-
teresting photos, clippings and memorabilia dating
back to the early 30s. The business is still operated by
the Wagner family.
Mrs. Wagner's grandmother, the late Annie Silver,
was an early Island entrepreneur. Silver was one of the
first realtors on the Island, a grocery store owner and
drove a taxi. She donated the land where the Annie
Silver Community Hall and shuffleboard courts are
today in Bradenton Beach.
The museum is free and open to the public Tues-
day, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. For information, call 778-0492.
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On October 26th and 27th, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will hold new
hearings on the Manatee Avenue bridge. The hearing on the 26th will be held in town, at the Mana-
tee County Commission Chambers, on the main floor of the Manatee County Administration Cen-
ter (across from the court house). The hearing on the 27th, will be held on the Island at the Activi-
ties Center at the St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive in Holmes Beach. At both
hearings, representatives from FDOT will be on hand from 6 p.m. to answer questions. The for-
mal hearings will begin at 7p.m.
PLEASE ATTEND BOTH OF THESE MEETINGS
BECAUSE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Florida safety policy dictates the 65' clearance bridge that FDOT is propos-
ing, has to be closed to all vehicles at 45 mph sustained winds. Our bridges
have NEVER been closed due to winds.
Our present bridge can be rehabilitated at 10% of the cost of a new bridge.
This new bridge is being paid for by the State, not the Federal Government, at
FLORIDA taxpayers expense.
Bob Sheets, the director of the National Weather Service in Miami, stated that
"...the lower you are the less wind you will encounter. Indeed, the lower you can
build your bridges...the more likely they are to stay open in high wind..."
It has been proven that 18-wheelers have blown over on high bridges in
Jacksonville and Charleston since March, 1993. Think what would happen to
an ambulance, fire truck or especially the family van or an evacuation bus!
According to FDOT, 4% of masted vessels cannot pass below 65' clearance.
United States Coast Guard recommended bridge clearance, Ft. Myers to
Tampa Bay, is 21'.
This illustrates only a small fraction of reasons why we should fight this
structure, which represents a potential safety hazard and possible entrapment.
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HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED AT
ANNA MARIA BRIDGE HEARINGS
The Florida Department of Transportation will
hold public hearings to present the proposed new Anna
Maria Island Bridge. The hearings will take place Tues-
day, Oct. 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Manatee County Com-
mission Chambers located at 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
in Bradenton, and on Wednesday, Oct 27 at 7:00 p.m.
in the St. Bernard Catholic Church Activity Center at
248 South Harbor Drive in Holmes Beach.
Representatives from DOT will be available begin-
ning at 6:00 p.m., one hour prior to the hearing, to an-
swer questions about the proposed bridge. The video
will be previewed and a scale model of the bridge will
be on display in advance, and then will be presented
during DOT's official presentation. The video consists
of computer generated views of the proposed bridge
from different landside locations.
Public handouts will include tear-off cards which
will serve as "speaker cards." Speakers will be recog-
nized on a first come, first serve basis according to Bob
Crim, project manager. "The speaking time will be lim-
ited depending on the number of people, probably a
five minute time limit," Crim said.
Comment forms will be available for those who do
not wish to speak and Crim discouraged presenting
forms in advance in the newspaper stating, "I'd like
people to see the video and the entire presentation be-
fore they comment."
All comments, spoken and written, become part of
the public record. Crim said the comments will be re-
viewed by the department who will then make an
analysis. "Then the department will make a decision
what our next step will be, to go ahead as planned or
drop back and decide whether to address any options."
Local officials speak out on the bridge issue
Editor's Note: The Islander Bystander requested com-
ments from local officials on the Anna Maria Island
Bridge prior to next week's public hearings. Below are
the reports we received.
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
Replacing the aging Manatee Avenue Bridge has fo-
cused in on safety issues and preserving the character-
istics of the Island community. I would not jeopardize
either of these factors in reaching a decision on the type
of bridge needed. While some representations have
been made in reference to a fixed bridge being unsafe
and a conduit for increased traffic on the islands, I dis-
agree with these based on the facts on hand.
The safety of a 65-foot fixed bridge has been ques-
tioned during high winds with those associated with a
hurricane. Hurricane expert Bob Sheets says there will
be little difference in wind speeds between the height
of a 70-foot bridge versus a 25-foot bridge. Even in the
worse case, evidence exist that the most the winds
would differ would be 6 mph. The steepness of the
bridge will be the same as the Green and DeSoto
Bridges crossing the Manatee River. Do any of us fear
driving over those bridges?
The increase of traffic to our islands will be af-
fected by things like beach renourishment projects,
which did project almost a doubling of visitors to our
beaches. A bridge will only accommodate what the
island communities allow to take place on the islands,
such as bigger bridges.
Benefits can be received from a fixed bridge, such
as no opening to back up cars creating giant parking
lots, no chance of mechanical breakdown during
evacuations or ambulance transports, less driver frus-
tration and reduced chance for accidents due to bridge
The Manatee Bridge is different from Cortez
Bridge arguments not to have a fixed bridge. A fixed
Manatee Avenue Bridge could actually enhance the
quality of life in Manatee County.
Kay Hoey, Save Anna Maria Are you willing
to give up a few hours of your life to Save Anna Maria
the quality of life we have here on our Island, per-
haps even to save your life itself in case of a hurricane?
That is the urgent question SAM is asking our
community as we approach the Oct. 26 & 27 meetings
with the Florida Department of Transportation over the
Manatee Avenue Bridge.
SAM members have spent one year collecting in-
formation on FDOT's extremely flawed bridge plan.
Now we are asking for help from fellow Islanders who
support our position against the high fixed-span bridge.
First, we urge you to ATTEND BOTH MEET-
INGS. They are vital. Write to the Manatee County
Commission about your opposition to the bridge. Write
to all the newspapers. Let your opinion be heard while
it still has time to count.
SAM will be represented at both meetings giv-
ing a formal presentation, wearing badges showing
their opposition, re-submitting all the documents it has
amassed over the past year. There will be flyers and a
telephone blitz all to encourage YOU to attend the
meetings. There's no need for a formal speech -just
stand up, state your opposition and be counted.
Anna Maria City Commissioner Dorothy
McChesney As an elected official, my main con-
cern is for the health, welfare, and safety of our citi-
zens. The proposed 65-foot fixed-span bridge would be
to the detriment of all three: to our health, because of
increased pollution, noise and congestion. To our wel-
fare, by changing the present ambiance of our Island
forever, which would be a great loss to residents and
visitors alike. To our safety, by making evacuation ex-
tremely dangerous, if not impossible. I believe our
present bridge should be rehabilitated, and a third
bridge be built from 53rd Avenue to Coquina Beach or
Anna Maria City Commissioner George McKay
From the first meeting that I attended at City Hall
to being a part of the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Metropolitan Planning Organization, and
finally a straw poll from the Island cities, the residents
of Anna Maria were very clear that they did not want
a 65-foot fixed-span bridge.
Over the years of being part of the process, many
times I asked myself why the Florida Department of
Transportation and the MPO came up with a 65-foot
high fixed-span bridge, and the only answer that I could
come up with is the regular public meetings that are
held are a basic format to follow the law, and the way
I would like to see the process is to start right at the
grass root with the people.
With the knowledge that I have been able to gain, I
know that replacing the existing Manatee Avenue Bridge
with a 65-foot fixed-span bridge would not be in the best
interest for the local and the regional areas, and will not
support the DOT plan for Manatee Avenue Bridge.
I feel that the options that could be followed are:
1. Repair, and maintain the existing.
2. Rehabilitation, and widening the existing bridge
to the proper safety requirements.
3. Replace the existing bridge with a 45-foot bas-
I will be attending the DOT hearing on the Island,
and speaking on behalf of myself. At our regular meet-
ing I tried to have the Anna Maria City attend the hear-
ing in Manatee County, but the four-to-one vote did not
And I do not know if someone will be speaking on
behalf of Anna Maria City's resolution in regards to the
Anna Maria Bridge replacement.
Bradenton Beach Councilman Bill Campbell -
My opinion of the Anna Maria Island Bridge on Mana-
tee Avenue remains the same today as it was a couple
of years ago when the bridge replacement subject first
came to light. I firmly believe DOT should extend 53rd
Avenue westward all the way out to the bay side and
build a new bridge over the bay to the northern end of
Longboat Key. This would not only relieve the traffic
jams on Cortez Road and Bradenton Beach, but would
provide a much safer evacuation route for the residents
of Longboat Key in the event of an emergency.
Leave the Cortez Road and the Manatee Avenue
bridges alone. DOT then can take all the money they
have just saved by not constructing the two bridges and
build a brand new beautiful bridge directly to Longboat
Key. As my fellow councilman Jim Kissick would say,
"What part of NO don't they understand."
Holmes Beach Councilperson Billie P. Martini
- Prior to the erection of our present mid-Island bridge
fish, scallops and shells were in abundance because of
the clear waters and healthy sea grasses. After it was
built, there was a rapid disappearance of these marine
life. According to the National Estuary Program
Sarasota Bay study, this section is in the top 50 percent
of water clarity. The sea grasses and marine life are
starting to come back. A new bridge would set this
back another 30 years or possibly destroy it altogether.
Low bridges are safer to vehicular traffic. Our
present bridge has not been closed due to wind, but 65-
foot high bridges are subject to be closed to traffic with
winds of 45 knots. This particular bridge, more so than
others, due to the great expanse of Tampa Bay.
I don't believe we Islanders should be subjected to the
possible loss of our ecology and life because some people
don't want to wait once in awhile for boat traffic.
I will be attending both meetings and hope to speak.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, Island
Transportation Planning Organization 1988 -
Florida DOT planned twin 65-foot high bridges at
Cortez Avenue and Manatee Avenue. One small ad
appears somewhere. Three meetings were held but no
data found about them.
1990 Representation started on the Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization for the Island. The learning
experience began on the Cortez Bridge ... our eyes
were opened. People realized the impact of the awe-
some structure. Bradenton Beach and Cortez won the
battle ... for the time being.
1992 Holmes Beach and the City of Anna Maria
learned from the publicity about the Cortez Bridge. The
same opposition happened. There have been more vol-
umes of letters, petitions and official documents filed
against the Anna Maria Bridge than the Cortez Bridge.
The future of our Island is at stake. Please attend
the two meetings on Oct. 26 and 27.
A solution to the bridge controversy:
Build a 21-foot wide, more modern Anna Maria
Bridge with the old bridge to be used as a fishing pier.
Build a new Cortez Bridge at its existing location,
21-feet wide and more modern.
Perhaps enter into a bridge widening program.
Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim Kissick -
Every official's mandated responsibility starts with pub-
lic health, safety and welfare. DOTis in severe violation.
Examples: Hazard/policy closes high bridges at 45
mph winds, which could entrap two-thirds of our popu-
lation during evacuation. They raise about 260% of our
building code limits. Ecoimpact is a provable disaster.
Four percent of sailboats cannot pass below a 65-foot
span. Costs now loom at $30 million (STATE $) for
State Road 64 for the FIRST span ... rehabilitation at
10 percent ignored!
Hardest to accept: falsifications/political exploita-
tion; blockage of public input; a Stalinist statement "...
you can do nothing ... YOU WILL ACCEPT THIS
Our 98 percent built-out island should ask, "Why?"
And, at the next election ask, "What part of NO didn't
FOR A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF THE
ISLANDER BRIDGE SURVEY, SEE NEXT PAGE
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a resounding majority voted against the building of a
new 65-foot high, fixed span bridge in its place.
The Islander Bystander ran the questionnaire for
several weeks. Four questions were asked with a "yes"
or "no" response requested and a section was included
for those who wished to respond with comments and/
or include a signature.
The final count was 301 responses, many of them
personally signed and most included comments.
The questions and responses are as follows:
Do you favor a 65-foot fixed-span bridge at
Yes: 84 votes No: 194 votes.
Do you favor a 45-foot (or less) drawbridge at
Yes: 50 votes No: 178 votes.
Do you favor rehabilitation of the existing
Yes: 205 votes No: 75 votes.
Would you be in favor of an Island-wide refer-
endum on the bridge?
Yes: 218 votes No: 54 votes.
Responding in greater numbers, more than any
other question, Islanders wished they had been al-
lowed a vote on whether to keep the existing bridge or
build a new one.
Common reactions in the comments included the
possibility of a third bridge to Longboat Key, wasting
of the taxpayers' money, environmental concerns and
safety. Others were concerned with the long delays of
traffic with the existing drawbridge, a general feeling
of non-representational government action in the de-
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proceeding; decision expected Nov. 22
Four down, two to go. That's the count on the ad-
visory board recommending what to do with the
Ringling Causeway Bridge in Sarasota.
A special task force which met for 18 months has
recommended reconstruction of the existing bridge
with a 21-foot-high drawbridge.
The Citizen Advisory Committee of the Metro-
politan Planning Organization has recommended a
new 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge linking Bird Key
with the mainland.
The Technical Advisory Committee of the MPO
has recommended a drawbridge as well, within the 21-
to 28-foot range whatever it would take to keep the
incline of the bridge at a three percent grade.
The Sarasota City Commission also stressed the
three percent grade be kept in their recommendation of
a lower bridge, also 21- to 28-feet in height.
Next up: a public hearing sponsored by the Florida
Department of Transportation Nov. 4. The hearing will
be held at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds Potter
Building, 2896 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The hearing
will open at 6 p.m., with public comment being taken
beginning at 7 p.m. The MPO will make a final recom-
mendation on the bridge height and placement Nov. 22.
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SHeads up Hi Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
The Anna Maria Hi-12 Club held its 11th annual picnic at Bayfront Park last week. The club boasts 130
members and meets weekly in Holmes Beach. This year's president is Chet Milley.
cision-making process. One reader questioned the le-
gitimacy of the Islander Bystander's informal poll.
One respondent summed up the anti-new-bridge
sentiment by commenting, "Unsafe in high winds, ir-
reparable damage to sea beds, offensive to the eye and
contrary to the ambience of the Island."
Another wrote, "A friend drove over the Manatee
Avenue bridge during the night of the March 13 storm
and said it was very scary that's a flat bridge. Think
of a high bridge in those winds! No way! I am very glad
that DER (Department of Environmental Regulation)
is concerned about the environmental impacts. DER,
hopefully, will protect our waters and the sea grasses
that are so important."
Many Islanders feel that living on the Island means
a different existence from those who live on the main-
land. One respondent said, "Not needed if people
are afraid of emergencies they should live in town."
Another writer feels that "there's something very
special about a drawbridge maybe a reminder to
slow down a little and enjoy life."
On the other side, another long-time Island resident
in favor of a new high bridge writes, "Why? because
I want to get to work on time five days a week! Why? -
because I 'wanna go home' to my dinner, and a relaxing
bath. I don't want to sit on a narrow bridge with my car,
body and nerves overheating five days a week."
Safety was a big concern among those who feel the
Island needs a new bridge. One writer says, "Utmost is
the safety of my family in case of emergency. We must
be able to exit in case of emergency. I do not care who
comes on! The old bridge must be replaced."
The taxpayers' dollar was the focus of others in
favor of building a new bridge. He wrote, "It's about
time they started saving some of this money they so
foolishly waste and lower our taxes. It's getting to be
a 'throw-away' world nobody fixes anything."
In memory of Westwood Fletcher, Jr.
Along Flotilla Drive in Key Royale, a carrotwood tree was planted in memory of
Westwood H. Fletcher, Jr., by his wife, Audrey (left); son,Westwood III; daugh-
ter, Jo, of Hollywood; and Frank Amadio, owner of Plant Habitat. Mr. Fletcher
was a native Bradentonian, a 20-year resident of Holmes Beach and a former
Manatee County commissioner. Islander Photo courtesy ofAudrey Fletcher
Off Island happenings
The Manatee Community College
Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir
will perform in a Fall Festival of Music
on Friday, Oct. 22, in Neel Auditorium,
5840 26th St. W. in Bradenton. General
admission is $3. For more information,
call 755-1511, ext. 4240.
The Longboat Key Community
Center will offer a four-week,gentle ex-
ercise class, "Relax Your Way to
Wellness," starting Monday, Nov. 1.
The fee is $16. Call the center at 383-
3136 to register.
Members of the "Grupo Azteca" will
perform at Manatee Community College
on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 am.
to 1 p.m. at the MCC Student Center, 5850
26th St. West, Bradenton. Call 755-1511,
ext. 4320 for more information.
Scholarships for adults in the arts,
sciences and humanities are available at
the not-for-profit Education Center on
Longboat Key, 5730 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., for non-credit courses from Novem-
ber through April in painting, drawing,
foreign languages, music and art appre-
ciation, literature, philosophy, cinema,
history, archeology, religion and cul-
tural studies. Call 383-8811 for a schol-
arship application and brochure.
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860
Longboat Dr. S., is having an opening
reception for "Watercolor 10: A Cel-
ebration," sponsored by the Florida
Suncoast Watercolor Society, on Sun-
day, Oct. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. In addi-
tion, a trade show will take place in the
studios from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Call 383-
2345 for information.
The Rotary Club of Bradenton
will hold the Second Annual Rotary
Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
on Oct. 30 in Rossi Waterfront Park.
Chili, hamburgers, hot dogs and barbe-
cue will be available. Billy Rice will
play country music, and there will be
a line dance exhibition and instruction.
Children's activities include a petting
zoo, pony rides and face painting. Ad-
mission is free.
Mote Marine Laboratory is offering
weekend trip packages to its research
facility on Pigeon Key in the Florida
Keys on Oct. 29 through 31, Nov. 12
through 14, Nov. 26 through 28 and Dec.
3 through 5. Activities include visits to
historical buildings and education pro-
grams on dolphin research and reef ecol-
ogy. The price is a donation to the Pigeon
Key Foundation $222 for double oc-
cupancy and $250 for single. The pack-
age includes two nights at the Banana
Bay Resort and continental breakfast and
lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Call 388-
4441, Ex. 406,for reservations
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The Anna Maria Privateers' Octoberfest celebration,held at the Anna Maria
Island Community CenterI benefited the organization to the tune of approxi-
mately $600. The Privateers use their earnings from fundraisers to support
youth programs at the Island center, the Rubonia Youth Center, and the Priva-
teers' Scholarship Program. Anna Maria Island resident Carol King (left),
Privateer Barry Garland and former Privateer Bob MacDonald take a breather
before enjoying great German fare and dancing, dancing, dancing.
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Susan Hartmann of
Bradenton, a graduate
of Florida State Univer-
of Film Making, spoke
to members and guests
of the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island
about film making
during a program held
at the guild's Gallery in
Holmes Beach. She
discussed all facets of
film making from the
ties to adding music
and voice overs.
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Pumpkins, ghosts and goblins "boo-tifully" decorate this home at 780 N. Shore
Dr. in Anna Maria City.
explore the secrets or
Hollywood's special effects wizards.
Do you have a Florida yard, or is it
more like Connecticut or Hawaii? Start-
ing this fall, residents of Manatee and
Sarasota counties can learn what it takes
to have a true, Florida yard that is beau-
tiful, cost-effective and protects the
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods is
a new program providing information
and advice to homeowners who want to
have environmentally friendly yards and
The program is coordinated by the
Cooperative Extension Service in coop-
eration with the National Estuary Pro-
grams of Sarasota and Tampa Bays and
Florida Sea Grant College. Cooperative
Extension Services in Manatee,
Sarasota, Pinellas and Hillsborough
counties are participating.
"It may surprise people to know that
their yard is the first line of defense for
Sarasota Bay," says Sarasota Bay Pro-
gram Director Mark Alderson.
"The health of the bay and the
Gulf of Mexico depends in part on
how you landscape and maintain your
yard. And you don't even have to live
near the water to make a difference."
The reason is stormwater runoff.
Rain falling on yards, roads and parking
lots washes into streams and bays, car-
rying pollutants like fertilizers, pesti-
cides, soil and petroleum products. Sci-
entists have discovered that fertilizers
and pesticides from residential areas are
serious threats to the health of coastal
Fertilizer runoff, which is rich in
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shellfish and other marine life.
Meanwhile, fresh water supplies are
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tions throughout most of southwest
Florida. And native wildlife habitats
continue to be replaced as typical resi-
dential landscapes are developed with
water-loving turf and non-native plans.
"All is not gloom and doom," says
Allen Garner, who coordinates the
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Pro-
gram in the Sarasota Bay area.
"Homeowners are beginning to connect
with their natural surroundings by coop-
erating with natural conditions, rather
than battling the elements."
The Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods Program provides information,
advice and demonstrations on landscape
design and maintenance that helps pro-
tect the bay.
Water conservation, wildlife habitat
and energy saving are also included.
Plus, many of these benefits to the envi-
ronment also save time and money.
Funding for the program is provided
by the U. S. Environmental Protection
Agency, the Florida Department of En-
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Jamie Lamoreux Overstreet
Jamie Lamoreux Overstreet, 27, of Bradenton,
died Oct. 12 in H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research Cen-
ter in Tampa.
Born in Freeport, Ill., Mrs.
Overstreet came to Bradenton
from Lanark, Ill., in 1973. She
worked in customer service
for Florida Power and Light
-mf for four years. She was a
-' She is survived by her
S mother, Dee Lamoreux of At-
lanta; her father, Gar
Lamoreux of Holmes Beach;
two sisters, JoDene
Lamoreux of Longboat Key, and Jenny Lamoreux of
Bradenton; and maternal grandparents, Lucille and
Hugh Avery of Savanna, Ill.
No local visitation was held. A memorial service
was held at Longboat Island Chapel, Longboat Key,
on Saturday. Memorials may be made to H. Lee
Moffitt Cancer Research Center Office of Develop-
ment, 1290 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, Fla. 33612-9497.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the
Alma 'Baby' Jeronimo
Alma "Baby" Jeronimo, 73, of Anna Maria, died
Oct. 6 at home.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Jeronimo came to
Anna Maria from Cragsmoor in 1955.
She was an office administrator for Midland
Guardian Inc., in Tampa. She was a Catholic. She was
a U. S. WAVES veteran of World War II.
She is survived by her husband, John; a daughter,
Barbara "Bo" Lokkesmoe of Steamboat Springs,
Colo.; two brothers, Vincent Ujcic of Anna Maria, and
Dick Illich of Brooklyn; and four grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. A memorial service
was held in Cragsmoor, N.Y. Memorials may be made
to Hospice of Southwest Florida, Inc., 73 S. Palm
Ave., Suite 222, Sarasota, Fla. 34236. National Cre-
mation Society, Sarasota chapter was in charge of the
Leota E. 'Lee' Mohr
Leota E. "Lee" Mohr, 88, of Bradenton, died Oct.
15 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Avon, Ohio, Mrs. Mohr came to
Bradenton from Cleveland in 1953. She was the pur-
chasing agent for the city of Bradenton, retiring in
1971. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. She was a member of Sacred Heart Women's
Guild and a volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul's Store.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Smith of
Bradenton; three grandchildren, Joy Courtney of
Holmes Beach, Donald Smith of Mars, Penn., and
Patricia Ballard of Aurora, Ohio; and five great-grand-
Visitation and a wake service was held at Shannon
Funeral Home in Bradenton. Mass was held at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church followed by burial in Mansion
Memorial Park. Memorials may be made in prayer.
Dorothy D. McGinnis Snyder
Dorothy D. McGinnis Snyder, 87, of Anna Maria,
died October 18 at HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Clear Creek, West Virginia, Mrs. Snyder
was an Island visitor since the 1930s, moving to Anna
Maria permanently from Westwood, CA in 1954. She
was a homemaker, a writer and composer.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home of Holmes Beach will
be in charge of cremation. There will be no services,
and the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial
donations be made to Unity, Unity Village, MO 64065.
Mrs. Snyder is survived by her grandson, Mark
Ratliff of Anna Maria; three daughters, Dorothy J.
McMurry of Crawford, CO; Patricia A. Medley of Al-
buquerque, NM; Glena E. Radcliffe of Albuquerque,
NM; a son, Michael Knight of Louisville, KY; a
nephew, the Rev. Jack W. Carroll of Louisville, KY;
seven other grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Frances Schaefer Thomas
Frances Schaefer Thomas, 91, of Holmes Beach,
died Oct. 13 in Meadowbrook Manor.
Born in Westchester, Ohio, Mrs. Thomas came to
Holmes Beach from Springfield, Ohio, in 1950. She
was a homemaker.
She is survived by a sister, Helen Shaw of Phoe-
nix; a son, Gene Schaefer of Washington, D. C., and
Holmes Beach; a stepson, Daniel, of Chicago; six
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
No local visitation or services were held. Memo-
rials may be made to Roser Memorial Community
Church, P.O. Box 247, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
Fla. 34216. National Cremation Society, Sarasota
chapter, is in charge of cremation.
Holmes Beach daughter
accepted at Northwestern U
Tara Lynn Widholm, daughter of Eric and Vicki
Widholm of Holmes Beach, has been accepted as a
freshman at the Medill School of Journalism of North-
western University for the 1993/94 academic year.
Widholm graduated from Manatee High School.
She was a member of the National Honor Society, edi-
tor-in-chief of her school newspaper and a member of
Quill and Scroll.
Northwestern University is one of the nation's
leading teaching and research institutions, with nearly
17,000 students enrolled in 12 academic divisions at
lakefront campuses in Evanston and Chicago.
Island kids win VFW contest
Anna Maria Island VFW Post 8199 and its Ladies
Auxiliary recently sponsored Manatee High School in
the 47th Annual Voice of Democracy Audio Essay
Island teenagers Elizabeth Smith and James
Nicholson placed first and second respectively. Smith's
tape will be forwarded to the district for the next level
The judges for the competition were James Crowe,
Ben Johnson, Marion Dawes-Nelsen and John Pettigrew.
Sheriff to speak to
Key Royale women
The first meeting of the Key Royale Women's
Association will be held on Oct. 25. Tea will be served
at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will convene at 1 p.m.
Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells will speak on
"Stop Turning Out Prisoners."
Privateers mullet smoke
Saturday at beach
Fish fiends should plan to attend the Anna Maria
Island Privateers mullet smoke Saturday, Oct. 23,
from 8 a.m. until the fish are gone, at the Manatee
County Public Beach.
The fresh-smoked mullet will be sold for $3 each,
or two for $5. A free recipe book will be available with
ideas for using the mullet in various ways. All the
mullet will be wrapped to take home.
Proceeds will benefit the Privateers' support of
youth programs, as well as the scholarship fund. Infor-
mation, call 778-5934.
High Twelve has
The Anna Maria High Twelve Club will hold its
regular weekly meeting on Oct. 21 with a luncheon at
Shuckers restaurant in Holmes Beach. Social hour is
at 11 a.m., followed by luncheon at noon. Alice and
Arthur Koubek will perform a musical program. All
Master Masons and their guests are invited.
Centennial chairmen to meet
The chair persons of all events for the Anna Maria
Centennial Celebration will meet for a planning ses-
sion at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Anna Maria City Hall.
All designated chair persons, as well as those who
would like to chair events, are asked to attend.
Some events that need chair persons are opening
ceremonies, beard growing and costume contests,
raffle, family picnic in Bayfront Park, excursion boat
rides from city pier, Little League exhibition games,
auction, time capsule, pre-centennial fund raisers, and
sale of centennial souvenirs
Designated chair persons include Steve Lardas,
street dance; Will Stokes, parade; Peggy Dickson,
events calendar and brochure; Jim Kronus, school;
Carolyne Norwood, publicity; Pierrette Kelly, "A
Taste of Anna Maria," Rich Losek, Firematics com-
petition; Billie Martini, sportsarama; Elmo Torres,
triathlon; Paula Tripp, tour of historical sites; Sandy
Greiner, arts and crafts festival; and Jack Elka, period
The Centennial Executive Committee is seeking
event ideas and volunteers for all events. Call Luke
Courtney at 778-5405 to volunteer.
Garden Club holds first meeting
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its first
meeting of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 1:30
p.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
Refreshments will be served and the public is
School fall festival Oct. 30
The Anna Maria Elementary School will hold its
annual Halloween Parade and Fall Festival on Oct. 30.
The costume parade will leave Holmes Beach City
Hall at 11 a.m. and end on the school grounds, 4700
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. The festival will be held
from noon to 4 p.m. on the school grounds.
Festival attractions include pony rides, moon
walk, speed ball, a rope ladder, a dunk tank, and a
haunted house. Tickets for rides and games are .25 to
.50 each. A bake sale and raffle will also be held.
Raffle tickets are $1 each.
Boaters needed for parade
Anna Maria boaters are needed for Snooty's Party
in the Park Parade on Oct. 24 in Rossi Waterfront
Park. The parade is sponsored by the Anna Maria Is-
land Power Squadron. Trophies will be awarded to the
best harvest or Halloween decorated boats. Meet at the
Big Bayou at 3:30 p.m. or Marker 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Chamber mixer at Barnett
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
mixer will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.
at Barnett Bank in Holmes Beach.
All chamber members and their guests are welcome.
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Plastic dumpster taking on trash
The new plastic dumpster in Holmes Beach is filling
with plastic destined for recycling. Three types of
plastic are being accepted soda bottles, milk-type
jugs and laundry and soap containers. A white
dumpster with three compartments will soon replace
the maroon dumpster now in place.
Halloween open house
Barnett Bank of Manatee County, N.A., Beaches
Office, invites the public to a Halloween Open House
on Oct. 29. Employees will be in costume, and punch
and cookies will be served throughout the day.
Chamber vacation guide in
The official publication of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, popularly known as the Anna
Maria Island Vacation Guide, is expected to be avail-
able in January. This magazine will present the Island
area as an attractive and progressive community and
will promote all participating Chamber businesses.
Copies are displayed locally at the Chamber office
and at participating Chamber member business loca-
tions. Mail and telephone inquiries to the Chamber also
receive the magazine.
The Chamber office may be contacted at 778-1541,
Monday through Friday, through the end of October
Island orchestra and chorus
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus will open.this year's concert series on Dec. 5.
Alfred Gershfield will conduct and Marjorie Whitson
will prepare the choral parts.
The program includes Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No.
5 for orchestra by G. F. Handel; A Christmas Song for
chorus by Johann Eccard; Canata No. 48 "Ich Elender
Mensch" for orchestra, chorus, alto and tenor by J. S.
Bach; "Ave Verum Corpus" for chorus and string or-
chestra by W. A. Mozart; and Christmas Symphony
No. 20 for orchestra by F. J. Haydn.
Future concerts are scheduled for Jan. 30, March
6 and April 24. All concerts are free and will be held
at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, at 2 p.m.
The orchestra is seeking violin players, and the
chorus will accept more singers. Orchestra rehearsals
are held on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and cho-
rus rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
All rehearsals are at Roser Church.
To register, call Willem Bartelsman at 778-6517.
Chamber board to meet
The Board of Directors of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday, Oct. 20,
at 4:30 p.m. at the chamber offices in Holmes Beach.
Garden Club holds first meeting
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its first
meeting of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 1:30
p.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
Maria City. Refreshments will be served.
Wanted: your events
If your club or organization is planning a meeting, let
us know where and when. Deadlines are Friday before
publication. Mail your meeting notices to the Islander
Bystander, 5400A Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, 34217.
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: Anna Maria :
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Our northern friends will be back and there Candice Echols and
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Oct. 9, theft of appliances, 200 block of Crescent.
Oct. 12, burglary, 300 block of South Bay Boulevard. A
person unknown pried open a sliding glass doors after remov-
ing fiberglass storm shutters.
Oct. 13, found property, 8605 Gulf Dr., Island Baptist
Church. The complainant found an American Classic air gun
under a bush. The gun was rusted and inoperable.
*Oct. 8, possession of marijuana, possession of drug para-
phernalia with drug, distribution of controlled substance to
minors, Coquina Beach. The officer saw one adult and two
juvenile males in a car parked by the south pavilion. He then
observed Cameron Cooley, 18, of Holmes Beach take a piece
of aluminum foil, put a piece of unknown substance in it, wrap
the foil, light it and pass it to the two juveniles who took "hits."
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He approached the vehicle and shined his flashlight inside.
Cooley dropped the foil out the driver's side door. The officer
ordered the subjects out of the vehicle, found the foil and no-
ticed the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle.
The juveniles told the officer that Cooley picked them up
in Holmes Beach with the intent of taking them to the store, but
took them to the beach instead. The officer performed a pre-
sumptive test on the contents of the foil, and it tested positive
for marijuana. The juveniles' mothers were notified and filed
affidavits. Cooley was taken into custody.
Oct. 10, criminal mischief, 200 block of Highland. A
person unknown bent a water spigot on an outside wall and
wrote an obscenity under the stairwell.
Oct. 13, lewd and lascivious, 23rd Street beach access.
The complainant was laying on the beach and looked up to see
a man sitting near her fondling himself. The suspect stood up
Oct. 13, possession of paraphernalia with drug, open
container, 2500 block of Avenue C. Jeremiah D. Smith, 20, of
Bradenton was stopped after running a stop sign. The officer
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observed an open can of beer in the car. When Smith opened
the glove compartment to get his registration, the officer ob-
served a butterfly knife and a pipe with residue. The residue
tested positive for marijuana. Smith was taken into custody.
Oct. 9, burglary, 500 block of 56th Street. A person un-
known attempted to gain entry to a boat cabin.
Oct. 9, found property, 3800 block of 2nd Avenue. The
complainant said an unknown person had been staying on her
property. The officer found two bags of clothes and toiletries
in the bushes. They were placed in property. A man came to the
police station to claim his clothes and said he slept there because
he did not have any money.
Oct. 9, a person unknown attempted to gain entry to a
storage unit, 3610 East Bay Dr., storage units.
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found his mother's key chain with pepper spray attached and
sprayed himself in the face. The officer explained how to re-
move the spray.
Oct 10, leaving the scene with property damage and DUI
with property damage, 5600 Gulf Drive. The defendant was
involved in a single vehicle accident and left the scene. The
complainant followed the defendant who hit a guard rail with
his vehicle. A trailer attached to his vehicle also came un-
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cal examination kit.
Oct. 12 found property a partial set of dentures, beach
area of 72nd Street.
Oct. 13, petty larceny of $13 in gasoline, 5333 Gulf Dr.,
Oct. 13, found property a brown and gold pair of
glasses, beach area of 76th Street.
Oct. 14, robbery, 47th Street and 3rd Avenue. While
riding her bicycle, the complainant reported that she was at-
tacked by a male suspect who hit her in the eye and attempted
to take her bicycle. She resisted and sped away on her bicycle.
The suspect was described as dirty and in his mid-20s.
Oct. 14, burglary, 300 block of 63rd Street. While inside
her home, the complainant observed a man trying to open the
screen door on her porch. She called out and her large dog bared
its teeth at the intruder, who ran around the side of the residence
and fell over some lawn chairs while fleeing. The suspect was
described as about 30 with long sandy, brown hair.
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Cruising up the river and whacking mangroves, too
By Bob Ardren
Got a boat? Want some wacky fun? Here's your
Snooty's Party In The Park boat parade is coming
up this Sunday, the 24th, and if it's like most boat pa-
rades, it'll be a hoot.
(My last boat parade included one sinking, two
arrests, three conked-out engines and zero injuries.
Good, clean, interesting fun.)
Some local honor is at stake here too, since the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron is organizing the
parade this year. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Bradenton and also the South Florida Museum
- home of local superstar Snooty the manatee.
And you might even win a big trophy.
Here's the deal.
Boaters really wanting to get into the spirit of the
whole thing, and possibly win a trophy for being the
best decorated Harvest/Halloween boat in their class,
should get their decorating project underway soon be-
cause time is short. But if you just want to forget the
decorations, that's okay too, and you're still perfectly
welcome in the parade.
Next, rendezvous with the other boat paraders at
3:30 Sunday afternoon at Big Bayou to get organized
- or at least as much as most boat parades are orga-
From Big Bayou, just in case you miss the 3:30
call, the boats proceed to marker 14 (59th St) for a 4:30
rendezvous and final check before getting the parade
underway promptly at 5:15.
Cruising up the river on a Sunday afternoon, the
boats will pass under the Green Bridge, proceed to
Rossi Park and return. Frankly, it sounds like a nice,
safe cruise. Entry fee is $10.
Assuming there are entries in the various classes,
trophies will be awarded to the best decorated power
boat under 20 feet, the best 20- to 40-foot boat, one for
over 40 feet, and one for the best sailboat.
Oh, and by the way, sailor, make sure your mast
isn't over 39 feet in height, or you won't clear the
For more information, give Dan Tyrrell a call at
One last note. The low tide Sunday will be at 4
p.m. and -0.5ft, so grounding won't be a problem on the
Did you ever get so mad, I mean really, really
mad, that you just wanted to go out and chop down a
mangrove? Hey, given the condition of our state trea-
sury, maybe it's not a bad idea.
You see state law calls for a $10,000 fine for ille-
gally cutting mangroves (though somehow I've never
heard of anybody actually paying it). But someday
there'll be a first time, and you certainly don't want it
to be you.
So instead of sneaking out very late at night -
doing a terrible butchering job on the poor plant and
hoping nobody sees and reports you here's a chance
to learn how to legally trim those mangroves blocking
your "paid for" water view.
Just show up Friday at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center at 10 a.m. Folks from the state
Department of Environmental Protection will be there
reviewing the mangrove rules, talking about some pro-
posed changes and explaining how you too can get
permits to legally trim those rascals.
In a nutshell, it goes like this. There are two classes
of mangrove trimming permits, general and alteration.
Believe it or not, the "general" permit is the easiest to
get, the cheapest and probably the one you want.
The "general" permit allows you to trim plants
down to just six feet. high, assuming they've been
trimmed before or you've planted them. It costs $100
for a five-year permit (remember that state treasury)
and the hassle really isn't so bad they tell me.
On the other hand, a mangrove "alteration" permit
is "much more hassle," to quote my source, costs $500
and is needed only by folks planning to plow into vir-
gin mangroves. Like developers.
So show up Friday and get the whole story from
your good friends at DEP. In case you can't make it
Friday morning, they're doing their road show again at
11 to 13 year olds
Standings for week ending Oct. 15
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LaPensee Plumbing 6-1-1
B&M Heating & Cooling 3-4
Pettigrew & Peak Sharks 1-6
Island Garden Center 1-6
2 p.m. in the Longboat Key Commission Chambers -
but you know how bad the vibes are in that place, so
try to make the morning session if you're interested.
And some really good news for you sweet water
You probably read about the high rollers getting a
chance to fish Lake Parrish last weekend. Closed for a
couple of years while FP&L, its owner, tried to figure
out what to do with the 4,000-acre cooling pond, Lake
Parrish is now going to be re-opened to the public.
You read it here first.
Based on what happened last weekend, that's won-
derful news. As I said, high rollers paid $150 a boat last
weekend to test the waters after two years, and catches
were impressive. Most everybody got their bass limit
(five), with lots of catches in the four- to five-pound
Catfish were even better, with some silver and
blues running 15 pounds or more.
So here's the deal again. Beginning October 25,
you can call 776-3274 for reservations and information
about fishing Lake Parrish. Calls will only be answered
Monday and Tuesdays (I don't know why, ask
FP&L), and you have to be a Florida resident with a
Best news of all may be the prices. No $150 per boat
"for charity." Fees will be set at $5 admission for an adult,
kids under 12 are free and boat launching is $3.
Actual fishing by the real public (that's us) begins
November 6, and it looks as though it will be limited
to weekends. We'll see.
Anyway, if you like to fish fresh water, this is the
most exciting news in a while around here, and here's
hoping you can make use of it.
See you next week.
8 to 10 year olds
Standings for week ending Oct. 15
Island Animal Clinic 4-2
Moore's Restaurant 4-0-2
Rotten Ralph's 3-1-2
Manatee Sports Unlimited 3-3
D. Coy Ducks 1-3-2
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Snook there for the taking; flounder starting to bite
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Changing weather is starting to bring about chang-
ing fishing: snook are more plentiful, cobia are out
there, flounder are getting big and hungry for angler's
lures, and trout and reds are continuing to be caught in
size and quantity.
Capt. Phil Shields has been doing well with red grou-
per in the 100-foot depth range offshore, as well as black
grouper, mangrove snapper and an occasional cobia.
Fishing is still good offshore, according to Ruth at
the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet. All the trips are report-
ing significant catches of Key West grunts and porgies,
with the all-day trips bringing back a batch of snapper
yellow tail, mangrove and lane, as well as some
At the Anna Maria City Pier, Dave said they are
also doing well with some 15-pound snook, and a late-
season run of mackerel. Pier fishermen take note:
sheepshead are starting to gather around the pilings.
Dave said there is a lot of bait in the water, but fishing
has been spotty due to the rain.
Big flounder is the fish of the week at the
Bradenton Beach Pier. Arkee said 14- to 18-inch
flatties were coming on strong Sunday morning and
late in the afternoon. A cruising four-foot black tip
shark was caught at the pier as well, and released to
fight another day. Nice-sized snook, reds and trout are
also being landed a the pier.
Captain Zack on the Dee Jay II has been noticing
snook on the move, but not in any concentrated num-
bers. There is some hot trout action in the bay.
Ruth at Annie's Bait and Tackle said reds are the
hot ticket in the bay still, with Spanish mackerel and
mangrove being found by anglers in quantity and size
in the Gulf. There is an increase in cobia, and kings are
starting to be found in some number. Don Sligh got
more than he bargained for while fishing for snook,
"catching" a sting ray with his foot as bait. Don Wood
caught a 29-inch snook at Longboat Pass with a large
shrimp as bait under a popping cork. Dave Greenslate
brought in a 22 1/2-inch Spanish mackerel with a live
shrimp between Longboat Pass and Jewfish Key, while
farther to the east, Terry Jenkins caught a 27-inch red
near Tidy Island using pinfish for bait.
From Galati Yacht Basin comes reports of reds
near Perico Island and mackerel off the piers. Darrel
said the best bet for the offshore mackerel is silver
spoons or white jigs in the mornings. When it's too
rough to go offshore, try fishing for flounder in the
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thul0/21 3:35 2.3ft 11:46 0.2t -
Fr 10/22 4:55 2.1ft -9:05 1.6ft 12:56 0.3t1
Sat10/23 6:34 1.9ft 12:26 1.4ft 9:20 1.7ft 1:55 0.5ft
Sun10/24 8:14 1.811 2:07 1.2ft 9:42 1.8ft 2:43 0.6ft
Mon 10/25 9:34 1.811 3:13 0.9ft 10:05 1.91t 3:28 0.7ft
Tue 10/26 10:39 1.8ft 4:02 0.71t 10:24 2.0ft 4-00 0.9ft
Wed 10/27 11:34 1.8ft 4:42 0.4ft 10:42 2.111 4:29 1.0ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later- lows 1-06 later.
well with reds. He's also been able to put his charters
onto some good snook.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle has been
hearing reports of big cobia and mangrove snapper in
the Gulf, as well as lots of mackerel. Redfish and an
occasional snook are in the backwaters, as well as
flounder starting to come on strong.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports that mackerel are thick
in the Gulf, and reds are plentiful in the bay. Tom has
also been able to find flounder, mangrove snapper and
On my boat Magic, redfish have proven to be the
best catch, with one or two good-sized snook and a few
Good luck and good fishing.
Whoppers of groupers
Capt. Glenn Corder brought in this brace of 21-
pound red grouper while fishing about 40 miles out
in the Gulf The bottom dwellers were down deep in
about 150feet of water.
bayou near the yacht basin.
Capt. Todd Romine has been scoring well with
snook, with some up to 18 pounds. He's doing well
with reds in the bay, too.
For those of you willing to brave the rainy weather,
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle said snook and
flounder are out there for the taking. Snook fishermen
are getting their limit wading the flats.
Capt. Mark Bradow has been going out in the
Gulf after "lots and lots" of mackerel. In the bay, he's
been able to find a bunch of trout and reds.
Kudos to Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier she
caught her first snook, a whopper 31 1/2-incher Tues-
day evening using a jack for bait. Karen's husband
Kevin beat her on size of fish, though, with his 38 1/
2-inch snook. Bill Stanford was also a linesider winner
with a 35-incher. This seems to be the week for big
ones at the pier: one of the pier fishermen caught what
looked like a 70-pound cobia, but it got loose from the
100-pound test line. Other action includes mackerel,
some nice-sized flounder and black drum.
Capt. Rick Gross has been doing well with red-
fish, but warns that you have to watch the tides to do
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Left to right, Peter Gropp accepts congratulations from
Joe Galati, manager of Galati's Perico Harbor Marina,
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marina which holds a Chris Craft franchise.
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The Holmes Beach Maintenance Department set
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FEATURE OF THE WEEK
Mariners Cove ... the premier boating community of
Florida's West Coast. Choose from 3 waterfront units, 2
or 3 bedrooms. $215,000 $350,000. Wendy Foldes,
VAST BAYOU OVERLOOK Sailboat water laps 2
sides of this Key Royale property. 3BR/2B u-shaped
home surrounds heated and caged pool. Dock. $279,000.
Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
ESTUARY VIEW! Turnkey and beautifully furnished
2BR/2B unit in Perico Bay Club has original non-smok-
ing owner, gated community, pool and tennis, garage and
screened porch. $114,900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
A PERFECT LOCATION! Just 2.5 miles to the beach
from this beautiful Perico Island townhouse. Pool, tennis
and clubhouse. 3BR/3B, large kitchen, formal dining.
$113,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
SUGAR-SAND BEACHES Pool, privacy, gulf views and
a double gulffront lot are the setting of Anna Maria's best of
the best 3BR/3.5B custom built home. Sprawling decks
and fresh water pond. $975,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
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PARADE OF OPEN HOMES SUNDAY OCTOBER 24 1 to 4 PM
6500 Flotilla Drive
Unit 225 Westbay Point & Moorings Rare 3BR/
2BA unit freshly redecorated Private carport and
Boat Dock all located on a canal surrounded by 26
acres of tropical splendor. $164,900 Dick Maher
6200 Flotilla Drive
Unit #253 Westbay Point & Moorings. Rarely of-
fered downstairs 3 bedroom condo on water. En-
closed lanai. Turnkey furnished. $179,000 Bobye
525 Bayview Place
Anna Maria 2BR/2.5BA on canal. White tile & ter-
razzo floors. Definitely not a drive by! $179,000 Bill
505 Sally Lee Drive
Ellenton, NEW CUSTOM KEY WEST DESIGN
2BR/2BA Hardwood floors, marble fireplace,tin
roof, deck runs all around $229,000 Mary Ann
6910 18th Ave. W.
Bradenton VILLAGE GREEN Super nice Golf Course
Home with scenic view. 2BR/2BA, tile floor, lush land-
scape, sprinkler system. $134,900 Paul Martin
622 Dundee Lane
Holmes Beach KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA home in
mint condition! Lots of upgrades. Boat dock on sail-
boat water canal. $229,500 Hal Gillihan
Rutenburg Home. 3BR/2BA, Exquisite. 3Blks south of
Cortez on 47th St. Enjoy maintenance-free living that
includes clubhouse & community pool. $179,900 Nick
602 Hampshire Lane
Holmes Beach KEY ROYALE outstanding 3BR/2BA
waterfront home, split design, automatic sprinkler on
private well,boat dock w/water & power. $268,500
724 North Shore Drive
Anna Maria ROMANTIC BEACH GET-AWAY!
Contemporary A-frame with 3BR/3BA. Large
decks and sumptuous spa for after dinner inter-
ludes! $199,900 John Green
301 23rd Street N.
Bradenton Beach ISLAND HOME -.Clean 2BR/
1 BA home with newer A/C and roof. Steps to Bay
and New wide beach. $116,500 Janis
889 Waterside Lane
PERICO BAY CLUB'S BEST Terrific townhouse
with loft for extra room, 2BR/2BA, ceramic tile
throughout lower level, European style cabinetry,
large walk-in closets, garage. Enjoy all the recre-
ational privileges. $119,000 Tom Nelson
2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-26 1 TEAMUP WTH SCCES" 77-224
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You've slayed the Dragon ...
Won your Lady ...Now,
Own your Castle by the Sea.
SMarket Analyzed Prices *
724 North Shore Drive 3Bd/3Ba $199,900
Gulf Place SALE PENDING $179,900
Duplex 213 65th 2/2 & 1/1 $174,900
Sunbow Bay Condo 3Bd/3Ba $129,900
Sunbow Bay Condo 2Bd/2Ba $110,000
Sunbow Bay Condo 1 Bd/1Ba $84,900
L d mi MLS
3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. Gulf view from five
rooms, garage, glass lighted bar in private
fenced area by heated pool. Lots of wonderful
added decor features; white tile, kitchen cabi-
nets and counter tops. $158,000. Call Rose
for details. 778-2261 or after hours 778-7780.
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1801 Gulf Dr
266 Runaway Bay
2204 Avenue A
3402 Gulf Dr
7 Gulf Bch Place
3708 Gulf Dr
5 Island Paradise
5200 Gulf Dr
304 Martinique S
Resas/Island Paradise $95,900
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Island Paradise/Resas $247,300
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by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
Frank Davis, Jr., Richard Freeman, Paul Collins and
Patti Young to its current staff of Maureen Dowd, Janet
Clancy and Jon Kent.
Yvonne Higgins of Yvonne Higgins Real Estate is
also joining Island Real Estate. Higgins' real estate office,
located in the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach,
will be an additional location of Island Real Estate.
Neal & Neal
Neal & Neal Realtors welcomes
Paul Martin, Broker/Salesperson, to
their office located at 605-C, Mana-
tee Ave., Holmes Beach. With 10
successful years in the business, Mar-
tin has achieved the G. R. I. designa-
tion and is member of the Million
Dollar Club. Martin welcomes calls
China Palace to
China Palace marks their thir-
teenth anniversary with a six-day
celebration beginning Tuesday, Oct.
19. China Palace, located at 5131 14th St. W.,
Bradenton, and two locations in Sarasota, will have tra-
ditional lion dancing, gift give-a-ways, martial arts
demonstrations, specially-cooked dinners by China
Palace chefs, and other activities.
Information and show times, call 755-3758.
BRIGHT-OPEN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME
#10001 $159,900. ... European kitchen cabi-
nets, screened deck with spa, fireplace, many
more extras in this beautiful home. Call Karin
Stephan now or evenings 388-1267.
SUPERB CONDITION #53884 $63,500 ...
2 bedroom, 2 bath on corner lot. Spacious lanai,
fenced, well-sprinklers, utility room & shed -
gardener's delight. Call Sally Schrader now or
PERICO ISLAND CONDO #10002 $98,900...
Quietwaterfront unit. Tumkey furished with extra stor-
age. Pool, spa, pool bar, clubhouse & exercise room.
Call Karin Stephan now or evenings 388-1267.
QUALITY/NEW WITH WEST OF GULF
BOAT ACCESS DRIVE #50301
#51345 $169,900 ... $209,000 ... Walk to
Cathedral ceilings, great beach from this 3
room, French doors, bedroom, 3 bath home.
Enclosed garages/ Mexican tile. French
storage. Walk to beach, doors. Covered deck.
church & shopping.
CALL T. DOLLY YOUNG 778-5427
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This expansive and immaculate 6 bedroom, 4
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WATER'S EDGE The Island's premier Gulffront condo-
minium physically, financially & socially. Recently refur-
bished complex and unit. Financially sound association. Resi-
dent manager. Amenities include heated pool, tennis court,
elevator and security entrance. The only unit currently listed
for sale at WATER'S EDGE. Turnkey. $139,900.
PRESTON B. FLETCHER
Licensed Real Estate Broker
NEW ANNA MARIA LISTING: Breathtaking Gulf and
Bay views from 2nd floor master suite. Large lot with
190 ft. on North Shore Drive at tip of Island. 3 bed-
rooms, 3 baths for full time or vacation fun. $227,000.
Call Judy Duncan, 778-1589 eves. or Sandy Greiner
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NEW LISTING: Buy a lot for a little! I'd like to show you
how affordable this 2 bedroom get-away home can be.
Situated on a cul-de-sac, you can walk to new beach
and yet have a retreat from the real world. $107,000.
Call for appointment before it's gone, Marion Ragni,
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON II: Contemporary 3 bed-
room, 2 bath three level Island home on two deep water
lots with pool, dock and davits. Entire package at
$489,000 or will sell home separately for $359,000 if
home closes first. Adjoining lot with pool, $130,000. For
a personal showing call Debbie Walther, 794-6295 eves.
SEASIDE GARDENS: A lot of paradise for a little
money. Warm and inviting 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa.
Fully applianced, screened lanai, spacious 24 x 25
deck with 6 person hot tub, fountain and extra storage.
Home Owner's Warranty for peace of mind. Just move
in and relax. Only $89,900. Call for appointment,
Sandy Greiner, 778-3794.
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$75,000... 410 Poinsetta Road,
Anna Maria 67'x108'x66'x119'. Walk to
the GULF and local fishing piers. Lovely
lot in an upscale neighborhood.
$85,000 ... 501 Magnolia Avenue,
Anna Maria 105'x115'. Extra large lot in an
area of fine homes. Great buy on the corner
of Tarpon and Magnolia in Anna Maria.
$175,000...42nd St. and 6th Avenue,
Holmes Beach 200x200. Zoned for 4
DUPLEXES (8 units). One of a kind
property. Within walking distance of the
GULF. Great investment.
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,
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TROPICAL PARADISE Newly listed 5BR/2.5BA
residence on 100 x 100 double lot with lush land-
scaping and short walk to beach. Offered at
$165,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
* $1,100 INCOME Per month from this modern duplex.
2BR/2BA each side. Amenities include dishwasher,
disposals, laundry room, skylights and covered park-
ing. PRICED at $124,900. Call Stan Willliams.
* 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.
* BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach in
front of this lovely 2BR 2BA, turnkey furnished condo.
Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen, washer/
dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool, security en-
trance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams.
* MOTEL WITH OWNER FINANCING! PLUS a cap
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owner's home. Priced at $595,000. Call Stan Williams
for an appointment.
* ONE OR TWO duplexes with a total of four, fully fur-
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one duplex for $87,500. Well-maintained and located
in quiet neighborhood. Only two blocks to great beach.
* TIP OF THE ISLAND 2BR-2BA fully furnished Island
residence with short walk to prime beach. Offered at
$124,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
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
* GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view
townhouse with 3BR-3BA, private 2 car garage and
with 3200 sq.ft. under roof. Complex offers two pools,
tennis, lush grounds and short walk to prime beach.
Offered at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
* SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes, side by side, only
one-half block to sandy walking beach in Holmes
Beach. Offered at $179,900. Possible owner financing.
Call Dave Moynihan.
* LA PLAYITA 2BR 2BA townhouse, close to beach
and shopping, large pool and recreation area, garage
and storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
* BAY WINDS Direct Bayfront apartment with great
views of Bay and Intracoastal waterway. Short walk
to beach and shopping. Excellent Island second
home with strong rental opportunity. 2BR-2BA with
under cover parking. Priced at $89,900. Call Dave
* GULFFRONTI Magnificient views from all rooms of this
great beach house. Popular rental. Expansive, sandy
beach in all directions. Call Stan Williams for details.
* PRIME BUILDING SITE North of MAnatee Avenue
and close to sandy walking beach. Measures 100' x
200' and is zoned for 1-4 units. Offered at $129,500.
Call Dave Moynihan.
Has"_ _..... ,-- I.. ".. L -" .--
2 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car garage. Heavy
duty boat davits. Seawall and dock. Fireplace, cen-
tral vacuum. Renovations done ready for offer.
Asking $1S e0 $.17&00. $41-7000. $169,000.
409 Pino Av.
Anna Ma ia
Doug Dowling Realty
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CALL (813) 778-1630
Lic. No. 4467
Commercial & Residential
/ No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR Stale Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
Mmn MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
32-Year Island Resident
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
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 Bystanderoffice. 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.
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.
WATERBED $200. Queen size, mirrored headboard
with light, phone jack and heater. 778-4400 or 778-
LOVE SEAT Ivory with blue stripe. Excellent condi-
tion. $160. 778-1099.
TABLE with 4 captains chairs. Glass top. Off-white.
Cover available. $75. 792-1636.
BIG BOATING TOY for kids of all ages. 9' AVON in-
flatable! Launch from the beach or bay. Store in a
closet, transport in a car trunk. Motor bracket, puma
and oars. Just $200. 778-7900.
GARAGE SALE 701 Jacaranda. Saturday, Oct. 23,
8 to 1.
GARAGE SALE Sat, Oct. 23, 12 noon. Beds, furni-
ture, toys and many treasures. 7902 Palm Drive.
MOVING SALE Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
601 Gladiolus, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Furniture, small appliances, cloth-
ing, linens, pictures and misc. Saturday, Oct. 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. 2906 Ave C, Holmes Beach.
CRUISE DISCOUNT with this ad. $50 off most
cruises and tours. Also discount airfare. Travel Gal-
lery 3633 Cortez W, behind McDonalds. 753-5353.
ISLAND LOCKSMITH and Golf Shop has moved!
Our new location is 315 58th St, Holmes Beach.
Same phone number 778-1661.
THE ANNA MARIA PRIVATEERS will hold a Mullet
Smoke on Saturday, October 23rd, from 8 a.m. un-
til sold out, at the Manatee County Public Beach.
ART LEAGUE HAPPENINGS
Reception for Faculty Show
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments
A chance to meet Instructors
and receive your fall class schedule
Anna Maria Island Art League: 778-2099
AVON Serving the Island 29 years. Call Millie 746-
LOST GRAY COCKATIEL 9/7. Young, with yellow
head. 80th and Marina Drive area. On medication.
Call Linda before 4:00, 778-6971 or after 4:00, 741-
-- Island Typing Service
FFA Computer Operated
I "FAX Service: Send & Receive
ALWAYS 20% Typing discount to students
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
HLP/W A TED
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.
HOME COMPANION needed. Saturday and Sun-
day mornings on Anna Maria. 778-8216.
BABYSITTER for 3 month infant. Noon to 3 p.m.
Monday thru Friday. 778-7770.
SOMEONE TO IRON Sheets and shirts for one per-
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
The best news in town and the best results from
classified ads and services!
HOME REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath, handyman and
home repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience,
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.
QUALIFIED local resident with first class references
is available as working companion to elderly person
after Oct 20. Will travel. 924-8802.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by
Carleen. No job to small. For free estimates call
voice pager 813-252-0080.
AFTERSCHOOL CHILD CARE Also available
weekends and evenings. References available. 778-
ads really work. Place
your ad by noon
Monday for Wednes-
days paper at the
office next to Chez
Andre in the Island
PERSONALIZED AUTO DETAILING
AUTO & BOAT
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.
BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. Have
your dog stay with us at our home, lots of love and
constant supervision. Day, week or month. No cages
or kennels. New service, house calls (Island only).
Cats included. 778-1012.
LOST SUNGLASSES: Costa Del Mar with prescrip-
tion lenses in hard shell, black case. 778-9392.
FOUND DENTURES Lower plate. 72nd St on the
beach. Contact Holmes Beach Police Department.
HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Well cared for mechani-
cally. Perfect for students. Very reliable, clean, small
car. $850 firm. 778-9392.
CONVERTIBLE 86 Renault D.L. White with white
top. Automatic, stereo, tape, power. Low miles.
$2900 OBO. Good condition. Ask for Frank 778-
6126 or 778-6127.
BOAT DAVITS for rent. Holmes Beach. Call 778-
9' AVON inflatable (very rugged) with motor bracket,
pump and oars. Terrific yacht tender or fun beach/
bay boat. Only $200. 778-7900.
LOAD RITE Double axle boat trailer. 21 to 31 foot.
Surge brakes with wash down roller system. Extras
$1800 firm. 761-0058.
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LPN Caring and dependable looking for private duty
work in your home. Excellent references. 761-0058.
PRESSED FOR TIME Beautiful work for a reason-
able price. Ironing and cleaning. 778-1767.
HOME REPAIR SERVICE Professional tile instal-
lation, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exte-
rior. All repairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years
experience. Call Mark at 778-5354.
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.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.
RENTAL WANTED Mature responsible couple
seeks 6 month rental starting Nov. 1. Long-time Is-
lander. Leave a message for Gene at 778-9392.
ONE LARGE, ONE SMALL commercial studios.
Gulf view. Gulf Drive. Ideal for small business, office,
crafts, etc. 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
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-
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV,
phone, 1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month
including utilities. Available Nov. thru April 1994.
BUY IT!- SELL IT! -FIND IT!
EXCELLENT GULF VIEW
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
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal/annual avail-
able rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or
unfurnished. Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty.
ANNUAL WEST BAY COVE 2/2, ground floor. Pool
and tennis. Unfurnished. $800 month. Call Old
Florida Realty. 778-3377.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2/2, cable, air,
pool and laundry facilities. 778-6074.
FURNISHED 2 bedroom. Nice Holmes Beach loca-
tion with view of gulf. Available through December.
Off season rates. 778-4368.
EFFICIENCIES $150 per week. No deposits. Pool,
near beach, laundry, TV, A/C, everything included.
Haley's Motel. 778-5405.
STEPS TO BEACH 2/1, washer/dryer. $625 month
plus security. Seasonal rates available. 778-1345.
ANNA MARIA 2/2 beautifully furnished duplex. Cable
TV, phone, 1 block to Island's best beach. $650
month plus electric and phone. Fran Maxon Real
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2/2 Holmes Beach du-
plex, washer/dryer, utility room $600 plus utilities.
Fran Maxon Real Estate. 778-2307.
UNFURNISHED 2/1 duplex apartment. Close to
beach. $550 month plus utilities. Fran Maxon Real
MARTINIQUE south-like new two bedroom, two bath
white sand beach view. Heated pool, tennis, eleva-
tor, security. $2500 month plus tax. Prefer 3 month
minimum. Call T. Dolly Young 778-0766 or 778-
5427, Prudential Florida Realty.
WEST BAY COVE Large one bedroom, heated pool,
courtyard view. Walk to beach/shopping. Dec, Jan.,
Apr., available. Call T. Dolly Young 778-0766 or
778-5427, Prudential Florida Realty.
LUXURY 2-3 bedroom home with spa on canal. Bay
view. Cathedral ceilings, French doors, gourmet
kitchen with wine cellar. Fireplace, professional
decorating. $3000 month plus tax. Prefer 3 month
minimum. (One of a kind). Call T. Dolly Young 778-
0766 or 778-5427, Prudential Florida Realty.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY apartment. North Beach
Village. Pool privileges. Annual $550/Seasonal $800
includes utilities. 778-1416.
GROUND FLOOR Large one bedroom apartment.
Block from nice area. Holmes Beach. 778-9198.
ONE BEDROOM apartment in Holmes Beach. 2
blocks from gulf. $350 annual plus utilities and secu-
rity deposit. 778-4084 or 778-6541.
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.
DEEP SAILBOAT WATER LOT 60 x 100. 211 N.
Harbor Drive. $89,900. 778-4253.
CHARMING COTTAGE. Terrific Gulf view, quiet
neighborhood, shaded fenced lot. 100 x 82. New
roof, carpet and kitchen. Gulf within 500'. Must sell.
$85,900.102-12th St. North, Bradenton Beach. 778-
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.
CONDO FOR SALE by owner. Prime area. Sunbow
Bay. 2/2, furnished with new large capacity washer/
dryer. Two pools, tennis court. One block from beau-
tiful beach. $84,900. 778-7669.
PERICO BAY CLUB condo. 2/2, appliances, quiet,
lake view, pools, tennis, close to beaches and shop-
ping. $89,500. 794-6472.
DEEP WATER canal front home, 2/2 with den,
caged 14 X 28 pool, garage. Owner financing
CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed.
publication. Up to 3 lines includes approximately 21
words $3. Additional lines $1 each. Must be paid in
advance. Stop by 5400A Marina Drive, between D.
Coy Ducks and the laundromat in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.
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