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Bean Point property to be put on auction block
By Jeannie Friedman
No apartments, condominiums, duplexes or motels
can be built in Anna Maria City. Only single-family
dwellings are allowed.
Ironically, the land that was instrumental in limiting
density and bringing about strict zoning regulations will
be auctioned off at the end of February.
Bean Point, named for the first permanent home-
steader on the Island, is at the northernmost tip of Anna
Maria where the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of
The seven-acre tract of undeveloped land which has
been the object of law suits, political debates and an in-
spiration to citizen action groups will be auctioned pub-
By Pat Copeland
Island elected officials, meeting last week on
Longboat Key, agreed to explore the idea of creating a
barrier Island county.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said
officials have joked about starting an Island county re-
cently. She asked if officials are truly interested in study-
ing the subject.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola said three island
cities in Duval County are undergoing such a study and have
videotaped a meeting in which the issue is discussed.
"It's the same thing throughout the state," said
Pierola, "all the barrier islands provide such a need and yet
they can't grow. The county and other cities can grow, and
they're the ones that get the benefits from the islands."
Anna Maria Commissioner Dottie McChesney noted,
"The Island cities have never felt we were being heard in
Manatee County; therefore, I think we should solve the
problem rather than pull away. I think in the past year, I've
seen an improvement, and if this dialogue continues and
the county is more aware of our needs and will listen, it
would help a lot"
Officials agreed to show the Duval County video at
the next meeting of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials also agreed to seek one percent of the tour-
ist tax to be used for beach maintenance and request bet-
ter representation on the Tourist Development Council.
Pierola introduced John Kaufmann as Bradenton
Beach's representative on the police services study commit-
tee. Kaufmann asked officials for direction, and officials said
the committee should investigate all options for police pro-
tection for the three Island cities and report to this group.
licly, according to E. S. Reasoner of Bradenton who cur-
rently owns the property.
When land developers wanted to build apartment
complexes on the property in the early 1970s, city officials
took an unprecedented step and approved a 90-day mora-
torium on most building in Anna Maria. They wanted
time to revise the zoning ordinance so that population
density could be reduced.
The result was the adoption of a 1974 zoning ordinance
eliminating multi-family and duplex zoning. Reasoner sued
the city over the change but the suit was eventually dropped
and the zoning ordinance remained intact.
In 1991, a combined group of city officials and mem-
bers of the Anna Maria Civic Association, applied for a
$2 million grant from the Preservation 2000 Program, a
state funded trust which awards money to cities for acqui-
sition of land that is to be preserved.
The application was rejected but the civic group has
continued to work towards acquiring the land
A referendum was drafted by members of the civic
group that would have given voters in the 1992 election
a chance to approve or reject city ownership of the land
but the referendum never got through legal channels and
was never placed on the ballot
Reasoner recently accepted an offer on one of the five
controversial Gulf-front lots but the final closing is still
pending. A Sarasota real estate firm currently has the four
remaining lots listed at $250,000 each.
A professional auction firm will handle the February
Bay barricaded in Bradenton Beach
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach City Council members agreed last week to install a six-foot chain-link fence to block off
access to these commercial fishing boats -and Anna Maria Sound at 10th Street North.
Commercial fishing and a public bay access will
be barricaded off 10th Street North in Bradenton
Beach, city council members decided last week.
Residents in the neighborhood have been com-
plaiAing for years about commercial fishing boats
mooring in Anna Maria Sound off the end of the street
The problem, as Building Official Joe Romano told
council members, is the city's boundaries end at the
mean high water mark. Anything within the water is
out of bounds for city enforcement.
Police Chief Jack Maloney said if the problem was
with people parking at the end of the street, tickets
Political forum tonight for
Anna Maria City candidates;
everyone is invited
Anna Maria City residents and concerned citizens
will have an opportunity to face off with candidates for
their mayoral and commission races tonight, Wed., Jan. 26,
at the Anna Maria City Hall.
The doors will open at 6 p.m., when candidates and
citizens will have an opportunity to mingle.
Forms for questions will be provided at the door. The
questions are required to be submitted in writing and
signed and will be asked through a moderator.
Questions may not be submitted in advance or anony-
The forum will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. It is spon-
sored by The Islander Bystander. Questions, call the Is-
lander Bystander at 778-7978.
ANNA MARIA, CANDIDATAGE4
could be issued. However, the fishermen park else-
where and walk to the boats.
Romano said officials with the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection had been contacted and
would be coming to Bradenton Beach to review the
However, council members decided to take action
on the matter. They agreed to join with residents to
install a three-section, six-foot-high chain-link fence at
the end of the street to limit access to the water. City
cost for the municipal portion of the fence would be
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Bridge thwarted once again ........ Page 3
Opinion ...................................... Page 6
The Way We Were ..................... Page 7
'Barefoot' is hot at Players .......... Page 9
Announcements ....................... Page 10
Reggae .................................... Page 12
School Daze ............................ Page 15
Outdoors ................................... Page 20
Transactions ............................ Page 24
JANUARY 27, 1994
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Hi] PAGE 2 M JANUARY 27, 1994 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Maddox settlement rejected; appeal hearing set
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council last week rejected
a settlement offer from former Police Chief Rick Maddox,
who was fired July 28, 1993 by Mayor Pat Geyer with the
concurrence of council.
Two days after the settlement rejection, the two mem-
bers of the Maddox appeal board, Councilman Rich
Bohnenberger and Pinellas Park Police Chief David
Milchan, met and agreed on former state Rep. Peggy
Simone as the third board member. The board set the ap-
peal hearing for 10 a.m. Feb. 2.
In letter to the city, Maddox's attorney, Paul Rowell,
wrote, "As you know, calculating the value of the dam-
age and pain inflicted on my client and his family is dif-
ficult. Accordingly, I would suggest a settlement using
figures related to his salary and benefits accompanied by
some actions by the city which may improve Richard's
chances of working in law enforcement again."
Rowell referenced Maddox's annual salary, includ-
ing benefits, at $58,524.74; as well as the cost of seeking
other employment, loss of perquisites he may have en-
joyed as chief and attorney's fees.
The letter continued, "The settlement must also ad-
dress the damage to my client resulting from certain docu-
ments which were placed in his personnel file and the
separate file maintained by the mayor. Documents which
are inappropriate for inclusion must be removed. In addi-
tion, any remaining documents which may contain de-
rogatory information must also be removed from his per-
sonnel file and not subsequently released to any prospec-
"The city must also agree not to release the mayor's
file to a prospective employer. Finally, the city must agree
to give a neutral response to any prospective employer
who inquires about my client's employment with the city.
The employees responsible for that function shall be so
instructed by the mayor or such inquiries shall be referred
to the mayor. Finally, the termination must be withdrawn
and my client must be allowed to resign."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked the city's la-
bor attorney, Richard G. Groff, if he was comfortable with
the documentation presented. Groff requested that coun-
cil not ask him to divulge anything having to do with the
prosecution's case in a public session.
Whitmore replied, "How do we ask questions then?"
Groff answered, "We can have a closed session to
discuss settlement of a pending lawsuit or a threatened
lawsuit. Some public bodies can meet outside of the Sun-
shine for that purpose."
Council unanimously rejected the settlement offer,
paving the way for the completion of the appeal process.
The appeal process began shortly after Maddox's ter-
mination, when the city granted his request for an appeal
board hearing. The appeal board is made up of three mem-
bers one selected by Maddox, one selected by the city
and one selected by the pair.
Maddox selected Milchan as his member. The city
named Council Chairman Don Howard to the board.
When Howard's selection was protested by Rowell, the
council selected Bohnenberger. The appeal hearing has
been stalemated because the two could not agree on a third
to be sadly missed
Many local residents and annual tourists had a soft
spot in their hearts for the old fashioned music they
could pump out of the player piano that stood proudly
against the wall at Candy Cain's restaurant in Anna
Maria City for seven years. Nelson Haviland is one of
those who played the vintage instrument which was
built in 1913. Haviland said a sad farewell last week on
the piano's last day in the establishment. The Cains
recently sold the piano and it was being shipped off to
its new owners in Germany just afew hours after
Haviland took his last turn at the pump.
Islander Photo: Jeannie Friedman
Cities will reap benefits from
one-cent school tax
The three Island cities agreed to seek their portion of
the one-cent sales tax proposed by the school board. The
money will be used to fund infrastructure improvements.
The school board sought the tax increase to raise ap-
proximately $10 million to build new schools, renovate
old schools and purchase equipment The tax increase was
to be in place for five years, with all monies turned over
to the school board.
However, the board's plans were sidelined by a state stat-
ute which gives the county and the largest municipality the
City of Bradenton the option of retaining a portion of the
tax. Although the county was willing to fork over its share,
the City of Bradenton voted to retain its portion.
The Island cities were also willing to surrender their
portion for the five years in order to raise the money and
have the tax removed as soon as possible. But in a joint
meeting with Bradenton, county and school board offi-
cials, Island elected officials were unable to convince
Bradenton officials to do the same. The Island elected
officials then reasoned that they had no choice but to re-
quest their portion of the tax also.
The cities' share of the tax may beused for infrastructure.
Anna Maria will use its $736,161 for stormwater
drainage, increased parking for the community center,
bridge improvements, renovation of city buildings, pav-
ing, beach walkways and city vehicles.
Bradenton Beach will use its $680,200 for a deck on
the Tingley Memorial Library, park improvements, a
municipal parking lot, a street sweeper, a beach cleaning
machine, city pier renovations, purchase of police vehicles
and a community center annex.
Holmes Beach's share is $2,013,024; however, coun-
cil has yet to determine how the funds are to be used.
With each municipality taking its share, the tax must
be in place for a little over six years for the school board
to get its $100 million. The proposed tax will be the sub-
ject of a county-wide referendum in the spring.
School board members have said cost of the referen-
dum, which will be about $80,000, should be borne by the
Council gives planning
The Holmes Beach City Council has agreed that
the city's planning commission will concentrate on
issues concerning zoning, land development code and
comprehensive plan changes.
The council became concerned about overloading
the board after sending several controversial issues to
the board for study. At Thursday's work session, coun-
cil discussed what types of issues to send to the board.
Planning Commission Vice Chairman Dr. Frances
Smith-Williams said the board does not feel overloaded
but would appreciate council prioritizing such issues.
Council Chairman Don Howard cautioned council,
"I think there's certainresponsibilities that this council has,
and there are certain things that shouldbe addressed by this
council. We are the elected body; they are an appointed
body. They should not be used as a scapegoat"
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said she
does not feel that council is skirting responsibility,
because "in the end council makes the final decision."
Howard said council can also do preliminary work
on an issue before sending it to the board.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore agreed and
noted, "We should begin the process of being aware
of it and having a little free discussion and all concur
that it should go before the planning commission.'
Reichard said board members should also feel free
to request any issue under council discussion, if they
feel it is a matter they should review.
Holmes Beach resident Bob VanWagoner said cases
in which a resident or business owner has requested
speedy action should take priority over issues clarifying
Whitmore asked if the board would have a recom-
mendation on the A-1 issue for the Feb. 15 meeting.
Smith-Williams said that recommendation, as well as
recommendations on setbacks and residential rentals,
would be ready by that time.
Rick Fleury joins Islander staff
Rick Feury, a newcomer to the Island now living the Gazette, Rick went on to write for the Cape Cod
in Holmes Beach, joined The Islander Bystander re- Times, The Boston Globe and several New England-
porting staff this week. Rick will primarily focus on based newspapers and national magazines.
the local happenings on Anna Maria Island along with He recently left a public relations and advertising
occasional Island profiles and features, career in New York to return to his work as a writer
Rick is no stranger to Island reporting. His first staff and painter. The Islander Bystander welcomes Rick.
position as a journalist was for the Vineyard Gazette, a Please feel free to let him in on any of our Island
well-known island weekly on Martha's Vineyard. From "scoops."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 27, 1994 U PAGE 3 Ki
Islanders again blocked in megabridge battle
Islanders were again thwarted in their attempt to halt
construction of a high, fixed-span bridge to replace the
existing Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Despite eyewitness accounts of a truck blown over
the guardrail on a 65-foot span near Cocoa, Fla. last March
of this question by this
body is out oforder.The
state (Department of
told us time and again it
is out of our hands.
Can't we please quit
discussing this matter?'
in high winds, Metro-
politan Planning Organi-
zation members refused
to budge from their posi-
tion of endorsing the
new big bridge to the Is-
of this question by this
body is out of order,"
Sarasota County Com-
Richards said Monday.
"The state (Department
of Transportation) has
told us time and again it
is out of our hands. Can't we please quit discussing this
Pamela Smith and Fred Dennis were both eyewit-
nesses to the fatal accident in Cocoa last year. Both ad-
dressed the MPO to tell what they saw and question why
high bridges are being built by the DOTto barrier islands.
"The wind was gusting at 65 mph and it blew the
truck into the next lane. Yes, the truck may have been
redesigned but it was not speeding. It hit the side rail, lost
control and flipped over," Smith said. "The Island doesn't
need such a new high bridge."
She told The Islander Bystander there have been a
number of accidents, four within the past three months
alone, on the bridge in Cocoa. She said she had seen an-
other pick-up truck overturned at the bottom of the bridge
recently and questioned the safety of the high-bridges.
Dennis concurred, adding that the bridge guardrails
"look like something from a battle zone."
The bridge issue was brought forward to the MPO by
Bradenton Beach Mayor and MPO member Katie Pierola.
She provided members and staff with the official crash
report of the modified, four-wheel drive pick-up truck
being tossed over the guardrail of the high bridge in Co-
coa, raising safety issues on the "mega-bridges" and ques-
tioned if high bridges should be built in Florida.
Many of her arguments were refuted by MPO staff,
who said the detailed report on the fatal accident in Co-
coa on March 13, 1993 was never attributed solely to high
Manatee County Commissioner and MPO Chairman Joe
McClash said he contacted the CocoaPolice Department and
theinformation he received was that wind was not a factor in
the accident He said, "There's a 60-page report prepared by
Officer Dixon on the accident and the blood alcohol content
of the driver was .08, there were wind gusts up to 68 mph and
the truck had been modified. McClash said he asked Dixon
The bridge is not a fait accompli. Florida Department
of Environmental Protection officials are balking at issu-
ing permits for the high bridge, citing environmental dam-
age to seagrass beds. A DEP decision is expected soon.
If the DEP denies permits for the bridge, DOT officials
have indicated they will continue their battle to build the
bridge through an administrative hearing. Ifthe bridges per-
mitted by DEP, members of SAM and any other interested
parties may also file for an administrative hearing.
Claflin Garst, Jr., a Bradenton attorney, is on retainer to
SAM and acting on their behalf has filed petition with DOT
for an administrative hearing. His action is based in part on
the appearance of advertisements placed by DOT announc-
ing the bridge will be built in the 1994/95 calendar year.
The petition group consists of Westbay Cove and
Westbay Cove South residents Peter and Elizabeth Ereg,
Barbara Lacina, Herbert Wamer, and Christine Abram and
Bunny L. Garst as a second petitioner.
The hearing petition claims that DOT failed to properly
notify residents of the two condominiums of its hearings.
The law requires three public hearings and only one
was held until the most recent hearing in Oct. 1993. It
requires DOT to send notices of the public hearings by
mail to all property owners within a 300 foot range of a
proposed project DOT and MPO have no proof of com-
pliance. They did notify property owners at the condo-
miniums of the hearing in October.
if wind or bridge height was a contributing factor to the acci-
dent and was told, 'Yes, wind did, but so too was the condi-
tion of the driver and the vehicle modifications and also the
vehicle was speeding.'"
Cocoa Police Officer Oenbrink, who filed the crash
report and spoke to eyewitnesses at the scene, told The
Islander Bystander that Sullivan was impaired, but not
legally drunk. He also said the victim was an avid four-
wheeler and the modifications were for that purpose.
The Cocoa Police public information officer con-
firmed that the incident is currently the subject of litiga-
tion and it will be left to the courts to determine the caus-
ing factors of Sullivan's death.
Bunny Garst's complaint states that DOT did not
comply with state law in regard to advertising require-
ments in its Dec. 1993 notice. It also states that the pub-
lic hearings were not held properly prior to the selection
of the type of bridge to be built and the site selection.
Garst also requests consideration for the environmen-
tal impacts to seagrasses, fish breeding, stormwater run-
off and the destruction of mangroves.
It addresses the issue of public safety on the bridge
since other bridges of this type are closed to vehicular traf-
fic when winds reach 40 to 45 miles per hour.
The petition asks the hearing officer to set aside the
Anna Maria City
Monday, 1/31:7:30 am. Bldg. Committee/FEMA
Tuesday, 2/1: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
Wednesday, 2/2: 10 am. Maddox
THE SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE
Sunday, May 23, 1993
Jim Quinlan's "At Work"
Reputation speaks for used car salesman
Like many Northern transplants, John
Lightner had to find work when he and his fam-
ily moved to Manatee County from Dixon, Ill.,
four years ago.
He had bought and sold used cars for 13 years in
that small town, about 100 miles west of Chicago.
Local people I talked with remember him as a good
family man with deep roots in the community.
John also had a reputation for fair dealing, a real
accomplishment in a town of 15,000.
As Shirley Speer, executive secretary of the
Dixon Chamber of Commerce said:" In Dixon, you
can't get away with much. A bad reputation will
always precede you."
Shirley assured me John had a good reputation.
During those years, John had been discovering
Manatee County. It started first with family vaca-
tions. Then his parents retired to Anna Maria. They
were followed by John's two brothers, who took
jobs in the area.
Finally, John and his wife, Linda, joined the
When the Lightners arrived, John faced a deci-
sion what to do to earn a living.
Building a used car business from scratch isn't
easy, not the way John does it
Ever since he was a little boy, John has been
closely connected with automobiles.
His earliest memories include helping a patient
grandfather wash the family DeSoto and watching
his dad trade cars like some people deal baseball
It was enough to hook young John. He started out
detailing cars, then progressed to buying, selling and
trading them around town.
He made some money, he said, and his share of
He also learned he couldn't blame his mistakes
on anyone but himself.
During this education, John discovered a niche.
The used car business had a poor image, a pub-
lic impression of marginal operators selling ques-
John found a way to turn that around.
Contrary to the notion that buying a used car is
merely buying someone else's problem, John be-
lieves people sometimes trade in perfectly good cars
for relatively minor reasons. Maybe they need new
tires or the headliner falls down.
Sometimes it's simply a matter of lusting for a
new model. Sometimes it'sjust a need for a change.
John concentrated on what salesmen call cream
puffs, relatively new, high quality cars, which had
already depreciated thousands of dollars. Where
other lots might have one such car surrounded by a
collection of clunkers and soon-to-be clunkers, John
aimed to fill his place with only cream puffs.
He started trading and buying, sometimes as
many as four to get that special one for his own lot
The others he would sell to other dealers.
As result of his hybriidar buying techniques his
reputation grew. It got to where people sometimes
bought cars from him before even driving them.
John knew when they came to Manatee County
he would have to re-invest years of 12 hour days
hand-picking just the right cars and setting up the
With two children stillin school, the decision was
virtually made for him before he unpacked.
What followed is a textbook study of how to set
up a business.
He and Linda drove around the county looking
for a place to put their lot As they searched, they
also took notes of the kinds of cars people seem to
Finally they settled on a strip of land in the 8700
block of Cortez Road, where it narrows to two lanes.
It was an unlikely site, away from the traditional
downtown business section. John called it perfect
Locating along a traditional used car row in any
city caries with it whatever reputation those lots had
John said be wanted to be judged strictly on his
While other dealers, new and used, have disap-
peared in the past few years, John's little lot has
grown, weathering the economic storms most new
He credits focus for his success.
"We believe we are in business we are supposed
to be in," he said. We knew when we came here.te-
naciousness would pay off."
Evidence of that surfaced recently when a cus-
tomer he sold a car to last year came back to buy a
second car for his family.
He didn't even bother to drive it first, John said.
...and the latest on the bridge is:
E11 PAGE 4 JANUARY 27, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Preservation main Anna Maria campaign promise
By Jeannie Friedman
While change was the major issue in last year's
Presidential election, preservation is the campaign
buzz word for the upcoming election in the city of
Anna Maria, based on Islander Bystander interviews
with the candidates.
They differ in personality and approach, but all six
candidates agree Anna Maria should remain small, quiet
Following are profiles of the two contenders for
mayor and four candidates for city commission.
The top two vote getters for city commission will
be elected to fill regular two-year terms while the third
highest will fill an unexpired one-year term.
ANNA MARI AMAY9-RALCANDIDATES
Biographical Information: George McKay was a
city commissioner for seven years and was vice-mayor for
four of those years. He resigned from the commission in
January to run for mayor.
McKay was born in Long Island, N.Y., in 1944. He
has been a resident of Anna
Maria for 21 years and is
president of L & M Construc-
tion Co He and his wife,
Linda, have two sons and two
McKay was chairman
Sof the Island Transportation
(ITPO) for two years, served
for two years on the Metro-
politan Planning Organiza-
aytion (MPO), chaired the
Mayor's Drug Free Cdmmu-
nities board of directors and has served on various com-
mittees, commissions and boards for the city.
Issues: McKay is critical of the way the current ad-
ministration runs the city and believes too many decisions
are made in back rooms. He also accuses the present
mayor of being too dependent on attorneys and planners
"The attorney is there to draft legal documents, not to
solve problems," McKay said. "Although he is equal leg-
islatively, the mayor is the boss administratively. I believe
the building department has too much power.
'The city is being run like a big government We are
bogged down in policy and a bureaucratic procedure too re-
moved from the people. As mayor, I would be more acces-
sible, more understanding and more compassionate and I
would have a morehands on style. I will listento the people."
McKay is firmly opposed to the controversial mega-
bridge proposed by the state and is for limiting the number of
establishments selling alcoholic beverages in Anna Maria.
He said, "Our zoning and building codes should be
strictly enforced if we are to preserve our quiet, serene
way of life."
McKay cited his experience as a vice-mayor, com-
missioner and community leader among his qualifica-
tions. He also said his business experience would be an
asset to the city.
He supports a cooperative effort between the three
Island cities for maintenance, improved police protection
. and shared resources.
"My track record as a commissioner speaks fdr itself.
I'm very accessible and visible,"-McKay said.
Biographical Information: Ray Simches has served
as mayor of Anna Maria City since 1989. He was city
commissioner from 1986 to 1989.
Born in 1920 in New York City, Simches has a
bachelor's degree in sciences and a master's degree in
education psychology, both
from New York University,
and an .honorary doctorate
degree from The College of
Saint Rose. He is seeking re-
election for a third term.
He formerly taught Psy-
chology of the Mentally Re-.
tarded at the college level. He
worked as an educational con-
sultant for the Office of Eco-
nomic Cooperative Develop-
ment in Paris, France; was a Simches
special assistant for the U.S.
Department of Education and an educationprogram specialist
for the U.S. Office of Education; director of the division of
handicapped children, New York State Department ofEdu-
cation and is an Army veteran of World War II.
Simches and his wife, Betty, bought.a home in Anna
Maria in 1980 and moved there permanently in 1983. He
has three step-daughters.
Issues: Using "A Ray of Hope" as his campaign slo-
gan, Simches said he is running on his record and his ac-
"I'm not running against anyone. I'm running on my
record I want to be judged by my actions, not on rheto-
ric," he said.
He emphasized that he believes stroilgly in using due
process to solve problems and stated he has maintained an
open-door policy as mayor.
S"My door is always open and I listen to the citizens,"
he said. "I listened to the citizens of Anna Maria when I
opposed attempts to restrict all parking on the Gulf side
of Anna Maria; opposed attempts to close the Anna Maria
post office and obtained representation for the three cit-
ies of Anna Maria on the MPO."
Grants are another area'of achievement, according to
Simches. During his administration grants have been awarded
to add sidewalk tothehumpbackbridge onBay Boulevard,
dredge and improve the drainage flowofLake LaVista chan-
nel and get an island-wide stormwater management study.
Simches is opposed to financing city projects with
bond issues and believes strongly in fiscal accountability.
He also said the contacts he has made at all levels of state
and federal government during his tenure will be benefi-
cial to the city in addressing future issues.
He is opposed to the proposed 65-foot bridge at
Manatee Avenue and opposes tax increases that jeopar-
dize people on fixed incomes. He is against consolidation
of the three Island cities but is open-minded about an all-
Island police force.
If re-elected, Simches would like to see the
stormwater management study completed, complete work
on the grant projects and review the city's codes and com-
"I am committed to preserving the small town qual-
ity of life we enjoy and my office will continue an open-
door policy," he said.
IANNA MARI A C TYC MM S IO ANDIDATE
Biological Information: Leon Kramer was a busi-
ness major at the University of Wisconsin and received a
degree in motion pictures from Walter Harvey Junior
College in New York City. Born in New York in 1929,
Kramer and his wife Melody moved to Anna Maria five
He is a former divi-
sional vice president for a
Fortune 500 company,
Kramer is seeking public of-
fice for the first time.
He and his wife
Melody are two of the
founders of the Anna Maria
Civic Association and Save
Anna Maria. Both groups
were formed by citizens con-
Kramer cerned about preserving and
protecting the Island.
Kramer is serving his second term on the Anna Maria
City code enforcement board and is active in the Island
Issues: Like Mayoral Candidate George McKay,
Kramer is critical of the Simches administration.
"There are too many things going on behind the
scenes at city hall," he said. "Decisions are made without
public input or even city commission input We have to
return our government to the people so they have a say
from the beginning, not after all the decisions are made."
An outspoken and active opponent of the proposed
65-foot bridge at Manatee Avenue, Kramer said the bridge
is just one of many critical issues facing Anna Maria. He
perceives protection of city beach access, commercial
expansion, traffic dwelling density and comprehensive
planning as problems to be dealt with in the near future.
"I am running for office because I don't like what's
going on in city government. The people are not being
Kramer promises to monitor development in Anna
Maria City and strictly enforce city codes.
played on the planning commission that I have the pulse
of the people. I voted against expansion of the Sandbar
Restaurant because it was the most beneficial decision for.
the majority of the people."
The candidate places growth management at the top
of his priority list. "We must keep Anna Maria a residen-
tial community and the way to do that is to control growth.
Chuck Shum ard "I am for maintaining and keeping a realistic budg
and I will be a strong voice for each resident of the city
Biographical Information: Charles "Chuck" he said.
Shumard was born in Michigan and grew up in Illinois. Shumard calls the proposed fixed span bridge '
He came to Anna Maria 16 years ago. bridge to nowhere" and thinks the money would be be
He was employed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 30 ter spent elsewhere.
years and managed stores in "My background on the code enforcement board ar
five different locations for the the planning commission; my work on the turtle watcl
retail chain. my feelings for Anna Maria and the length of time I'v
Shumard has been a lived in the community all qualify me for the job of con
member of the Anna Maria missioner," he said.
City Planning Commission
for four years and has served Doug Wo fe
on the city's code enforce- Wol
ment board. He has been in- Biographical Information: Doug Wolfe is one (
volved with the Anna Maria two incumbents seeking re-
Turtle Watch for nine years election to the commission.
and has been director of the Presently serving his third
program for three years. Shwnard year as a commissioner,
He is a widower with two Wolfe is also the vice mayor.
children and three grandchil- A native of New York
dren. He is new to politics though he did run for city com- City, Wolfe has been a
mission when he first moved to the Island. He is the Florida resident for 25 years
former president of Chambers of Commerce in Pennsyl- and a resident of Anna Maria
vania and West Virginia. for 17 years.
Issues: Shumard said heis running for city commissioner Wolfe is a graduate of the l'
because he wants a chance to vote the feelings of the people.
"I'm not a politician but I am ready to get more in- CONTINUED ONWo
volved in preserving our community," he said. "I dis- NEXT PAGE ol
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 27, 1994 A PAGE 5 l[
U.S. Naval Academy and served in the
Naval Reserve for 10 years. He served on
active duty as a naval aviator.
He has a bachelor's degree in physical
science and a master's degree in school busi-
ness administration. He worked in school
administration in New York and was a
teacher and administrator in the Manatee
County School system school system.
He is an artist specializing in wood
carving and a former president of the
Artist's Guild of Anna Maria.
Wolfe's wife Peggy teaches history at
Palmetto High School. She is a native Flo-
ridian who grew up in Palmetto.
Issues: Wolfe said he will be the voice
of the citizens of Anna Maria and will be an
advocate for the Island way of life.
"I was elected to the Anna Maria City
Commission with the promise of strong
and up-front government," he said. "I fur-
ther promised that in all endeavors, I shall
do what is for bettering the health, safety
and welfare of the majority of the city."
Asked about his accomplishments,
Wolfe said, "I don't consider anything as
my accomplishment. We are a team and
we work as a team.
"I shall continue in a team effort to
consider that which is for the most good
for the most people in Anna Maria."
Max Znika is
election for a
third term as
sioner. A na-
tive of Indi-
ana, he was
Znika co-owner of
an ice cream
manufacturing plant and frozen food dis-
Znika came to Anna Mariain 1981. He
and his wife Dorothy have five children.
Issues: Znika says he has the time
and the knowledge to pursue what is best
for the city.
"I'm a hands-on commissioner and I
work at it full time. I'm out there during
every storm and I'm always at city hall,"
Znika cites his accomplishments dur-
ing the last six years and prides himself on
the projects he has overseen which save
money for the city and residents.
As the commissioner responsible for
city property and equipment, insurance,
recycling and leases, Znika said he has
spent hundreds of hours investigating
ways to save money or make sure the city
got its fair share of state money.
Under his direction, fire hydrants
were upgraded and regularly inspected
resulting in a lower insurance rate for
many property owners. He spearheaded
replacing the city's phone system which
saves $80 per month. Znika says he
saves the citymoney by ordering tools di-
rect from the factory, eliminating sales
commissions. Through communicating
with state officials in Tallahassee, he says
he discovered that the city was entitled to
$3,600 a year for its share of franchise
fees instead of $36.
He also claims he got the city a
$2,400 recycling grant and instituted a
clean-up at Bayfront Park and, through
negotiations with the county waste man-
agement authority, was able to keep rate
hikes to a minimum.
Znika calls himself the "bottom line
candidate" and vows to be involved and to
continue to work full-time as commissioner.
Be sure to come to
Jan 26, 6:30 p.m.
Anna Maria City Hall.
County issues absentee
The office of the Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections has issued absen-
tee ballot information and guidelines.
Voters who need to vote by absentee
ballot should call the supervisor's office at
749-7181 and ask to have ballots) mailed
When the ballot is received, the regis-
tered voter must have two people witness the
voter's signature and address. The witnesses
must also sign in spaces as indicated on the
ballot and give their addresses as well.
The voter then mails the ballot back to
the supervisor of elections in the return
There is no specific deadline but vot-
ers are advised to allow ample time for
the ballots to be received and returned by
mail before election day.
Absentee ballots may be returned to
the Anna Maria City Hall before 4 p.m.
on election day. At approximately 4 p.m.
a courier from the Manatee County
Courthouse will pick up any ballots left
at city hall and transport them to the
courthouse in Bradenton for certification.
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ignored by all
Islanders have been slam-dunked.
The latest examples of our "ugly stepchild" syndrome
is two-fold: the continued blockage of regional transpor-
tation planners to accept what is rapidly becoming over-
whelming evidence on the dangers of a megabridge, and
a recent innocuous press release from Manatee County.
The bridge debate has taken an ugly turn. A similar
high-rise bridge to one planned here was the scene of a
fatal accident last March near Cocoa. A truck driver was
slammed into a guardrail by winds eyewitnesses estimated
at more than 65 mph. Law enforcement officers on the
scene attributed the accident to the high winds, and cur-
rently close the bridge to vehicular traffic when winds
reach 45 mph.
This evidence was presented to regional transporta-
tion planners Monday and, although there was some sym-
pathy for the tragedy that cost a life, no change was of-
fered to the high bridge for Anna Maria that some are re-
ferring to as a "bridge of death."
Ignored. Yet again.
We recently received a notice from Manatee County
government regarding the new televised meetings. County
commissioners are now the "stars" of their own cable tele-
vision show that is broadcast live throughout the county.
Well, not throughout ALL of the county. The press
release said that Islanders would be able to view and lis-
ten to a taped, delayed version. The live broadcast will
commence on Anna Maria Island for cable subscribers
"when the new bridge is built" and installation of the re-
quired cable can be completed.
We can only watch our elected county officials in
action after they have rammed new proposals down our
Election fervor is starting to abound on the Island,
with elections coming up shortly in Anna Maria and in
March in Holmes Beach.
Let's hope that the interest that the campaigns gener-
ate will carry forward through the remainder of the year
and allow us to perhaps change our county elected offi-
What's that old saying I like to be hit in the head
by a two-by-four because it feels so good when I stop?
Well, maybe we can feel good and stop being ignored and
slam-dunked come county election time this fall.
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SLICK Gone? By Egan
Beware of the shenanigans
To landowners and widows of beach property zoned
A-1 in Holmes Beach:
I sincerely hope you are aware of the shenanigans
that are going on in our city government.
You had better go to all city meetings in the near fu-
ture if you want to keep our beaches the way they are or
you may have high-rises like Longboat Key.
They are trying to change a few words in an ordinance
that would allow them to increase the number of living
units on our beaches to over 4,000.
That would lead to more people. Personally, I love the
Island. It's quaint and everyone who visits it loves it for
that reason. Who wants a Miami Beach? Let's not spoil
it with more density.
I would rather see a third bridge going OFF the Island
in case of emergencies than more people coming on. The
only people who will benefit from this are greedy land-
owners of A-i beach property. Thanks, Jack Egan, for
Seems to me common sense should be the issue here.
Jane Adam, Holmes Beach
Bridge helps stop crime
If Island motel, hotel and restaurant owners and op-
erators were alert during this present concern about crime
in Florida, they would quickly support SAM and other
opponents of the high fixed-span bridge.
They could then exploit the security factor of Anna
Maria Island which sits behind NOT a high fixed-span
bridge where there is danger of being blown off of or of
its being closed during high winds BUT a nice little
bascule bridge which criminal types know law enforce-
ment officials have the authority to order closed, trapping
the authors of criminal activity.
Georgia Gwinner Berenhauser, Holmes Beach
An open letter to Ted
Editor's note: Mr. Ted Swank, a fourth-grade teacher at
Anna Maria Elementary School since 1981, passed away
unexpectedly Jan. 19.
Thank you, Mr. Swank for being here for us. Giving
of yourself to our children. Teaching them so much more
than the three Rs. Things not found in any book.
And for playing with our children. Your kick ball
games were loved by all the kids.
And for being a "Renaissance Man," with a humor
quite unique. A man who would share himself with us, to
make us the richer for it
Thank you and good-bye. You can never be replaced
Nancy Goldsen and family, Anna Maria City
Clip the rose bud stealer
In recent months, walkers and joggers have paused to
enjoy our roses on the corner of 67th Street and Gulf Drive.
Within the past two weeks, someone has gone further
than paused. Someone has clipped three lovely pink rose
buds from the bush by our driveway. The remaining two
buds will doubtless be gone within the near future.
We hope the rose bud stealer, his/her friend, neigh-
bor or family has enjoyed our rose buds. And we hope this
letter exposes and embarrasses you.
Olga and Pierce Thompson, Holmes Beach
Paper boosts generosity
The Anna Maria Island Community Center and the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria would like to thank The Is-
land Bystander for the excellent coverage of our recent
We could not have accomplished this most successful
fundraiser without the support of the local merchants, spon-
sors, raffle donors, and volunteers who gave so generously.
The money raised will help encourage the artistic
endeavors of children and adults who are writers, actors,
musicians, and artists.
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach
Thanks for the help
On behalf of the other members of the American
Association of University Women, I would like to tell The
Islander Bystander how much we appreciate the help your
newspaper gave us with our recent fundraiser, our holiday
luminary sale. The event was very successful.
Ann Cruikshank, AAUW, Bradenton
A style show sponsored by Uniglobe Far Away Paces
Travel was held in the Anna Maria Centre on Bay
Boulevard.Information in last week's Islander stated other-
wise. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.
THOSE WERE THE IAYS
Part 8, Bridges Over Troubled Waters,
by June Alder
The Anna Maria Island bridge while the causeway was under construction across
Palma Sola Bay, Perico Island and Anna Maria Sound.
THE LAST WORD
A man of many words, Harry Varley,
editor of the former Islander newspaper,
loved to have the last word on subjects
dear to his heart. On the subject of bridges
to Anna Maria Island he had both the first
and last words, so to speak. He was the
first driver to pay a bridge toll 47 years ago
- and paid the last toll when those much-
resented tributes to the "bridge trolls" be-
came a thing of the past in 1964.
Now I'm going to accord him the
"last word" to wrap up this series of col-
umns. Here is one of his final editorials
just before the opening of the present
bridge in 1957:
"The Island Chamber of Commerce
has asked the powers-that-are to officially
name the mid-Island crossing the 'Anna
Maria Bridge' and the president should act
quickly for, by innocence or design, a sec-
tion of the press refers to it as the 'Mana-
tee Avenue Bridge'- a befuddling,
mixer-upper of a name to be confoundedly
confused with the 'Manatee River Bridge'
also under construction.
"Make no light matter of this constant
repetition of that name. By such means the
now-lost Cortez Beach became Bradenton
"Should the desire of Islanders pre-
vail, the trio of bridges would be most ap-
propriately and fittingly named: Anna
Maria, Cortez and Longboat Key.
"For sentimental satisfaction, historic
'Anna Maria' is far superior to Manatee
Avenue, a street named for a fish or sea
animal, withal a good name for this region
- but not our baby. For advertising and
promotional results, 'Anna Maria' is un-
questionably the most effective. The
bondholders would agree with this.
"Imagine a first-time visitor from the
north, looking at a map and seeing
'Palma Sola' or 'Manatee Avenue' in-
stead of 'Anna Maria' Bridge to the Is-
"Palma Sola is an end a destina-
"Anna Maria Island is a glorious be-
ginning for a half-hour's drive, a swim in
the Gulf, a day's fishing or for a life-
time until 'death do us part.'
"From now on it would be well if
Islanders would think, talk and write
'Anna Maria Bridge' for the mid-Island
crossing until that happy day when all
may gather at the public beach and join
in the thundering chorus, 'Cross over the
Varley got his wishes on the naming
of our three bridges. Nevertheless, it ap-
pears to me that most Islanders say
"Manatee Avenue Bridge" or just
"Manatee Bridge" instead of "Anna
Maria Island Bridge." That's what I do.
I suspect that Varley's ghost is hov-
ering around that bridge today, hoping
the "powers-that-are" now plotting to
replace it with a 65-foot monster will
somehow hear his firm, unghostly voice
shouting out, "Never!"
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The Anna Maria Island Centennial, set for May
20-22, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first
pioneer homesteaders on the Island. It will be a fam-
ily oriented celebration, and any funds raised will be
used for Island beautification and enrichment
A tentative schedule of events is as follows:
*May 20 5 to llp.m. -opening ceremonies,
auction, George Bean beard-growing contest, costume
contest, centennial photos in costume, raffles and street
May 21 10 a.m. to noon- parade from Co-
quina Beach to Bayfront Park; 11 am. to 5 p.m. -
family picnic in Bayfront Park, box lunch raffles, fish
fry, boat rides from Anna Maria City Pier, children's
games, centennial photographs in costume, raffles
and Little League Exhibition games at the commiu-
nity center; 5 to 11 p.m. "A Taste of Anna Maria"
at the community center with entertainment, centen-
nial photographs in costume and raffles.
May 22 9 a.m. to noon Sportsarama at
the Holmes Beach City Hall field; noon to 6 p.m. -
Arts and crafts show with food and entertainment,
raffles and closing ceremonies.
Other events include a self guided tour of his-
toric Island homes and landmarks with maps and an
By Tomara Kafka
When Dennis Friedel saw a wounded raccoon lum-
bering through his neighbor's yard recently, the first
thing he did was to call his neighbor.
"In light of the rabid raccoon that was found about
a month ago," says Friedel, "I was concerned." Friedel
has two cats, who are in and out of the house, and there
are lots of other pets and small children in his neighbor-
Friedel and the neighbor followed the raccoon to the
25th Street park in Bradenton Beach, then it hid in a pepper
tree. They picked up a few more curious neighbors along the
way and called the police.
"The raccoon was walking slow like he was drunk,"
says Friedel. "He was obviously hurt or something."
Bradenton Beach Police Officer Randy Thompsonre-
sponded to the call. On seeing the raccoon, he requested that
dispatch call Manatee County Animal Control.
"We called Animal Control," says Thompson. "be-
cause it was wounded. Otherwise we would have called
To everyone's surprise, Animal Control said they
After Friedel, Thompson and neighbors finally
trapped the disoriented raccoon in an up-ended trash can
and secured it, Animal Control came to retrieve the wild
"I had dispatch call them three times," says Thomp-
son. "After the third time, they finally sent someone out"
Thompson attributes the delay in response on the
part of Animal Control to a "communication problem"
which was finally straightened out
But officials at Manatee County Animal Control
entire building, not just the addition, must have a side
setback of 15 feet.
The issue was further complicated by the fact that on
a non-conforming structure, it is possible to add a second
story with a side setback of 15 feet
The council instructed its attorney to draft an ordi-
nance removing setback discrepancies between one and
two-story dwellings in all residential districts. However,
at the first reading of the ordinance Jan. 4, several mem-
bers of council had second thoughts.
Council agreed at last week's meeting that the issue
deserved a complete study by the planning commission.
historical information booklet, and a children's time
capsule prepared by students at the Anna Maria El-
The Centennial Executive Committeeis opento ideas
for other events for the celebration. To chair an event or
volunteer for a scheduled event, call Chairman Luke
Courtney at 778-5405 or any of the following committee
SPierrette Kelly, "A Taste of Anna Maria," 778-
Carolyne Norwood, advertising and public rela-
Dick Hennessey, auction, 778-3950.
Mike Farrup, beard contest, 778-6681.
Marion Cavanagh, boat rides, 795-7264.
Sandy Greiner, arts and craft show and street
Lisa Gallo, dance show, 795-1816.
Paula Tripp, historical tour, 778-1869.
Scott Dell, Little League Games, 778-1908. ,
Will Stokes, parade, 794-6889.
Jack Elka, photographs, 778-2711.
Paulette Kilts, piano recital, 778-3788.
Mark Mixon, picnic, 778-2253.
Billie Martini, Sportsarama, 778-2549.
feel the communication problem is deeper than this one
"We have a few live traps available for citizens at no
fee to catch raccoons," says Larry Adams, field supervi-
sor for Animal Control. "We will then pick up and destroy
it put it to sleep. But that is not the function of Animal
Adams says the puzzled reaction of people who call
about raccoons is common.
The legislated regulations of Animal Control and the
public perception of Animal Control's purpose are not ex-
actly the same, explains Adams. "Animal Control mainly
works to control domesticated animals cats and
dogs. We're not (the Department of) Wildlife."
Adams maintains that Animal Control does its best to
help with raccoons, especially if there is a bite or a dan-
gerous situation, but raccoons come under state jurisdic-
tion through the Department of Wildlife: Fresh Water Fish
"Wildlife considers the raccoon as nuisance wildlife,"
says Adams, who has along history of working with animals
in Manatee County, for the last five years with Animal Con-
trol, and for years before that with the Bishop Animal Shel-
ter inBradenton. "We put traps out for these raccoons because
the state agency that should be doing this is not. So we try to
do what we can, rather than do nothing at all."
Friedel, who says he was just trying to help out, be a
good citizen, was surprised that "Animal Control obvi-
ously didn't want to take care of the situation." Thomp-
son was sure it was miscommunications that delayed
Animal Control's response.
"The Island is a natural habitat for raccoons," says
Adams. "The thing that's hard to get across is that people
have invaded their territory."
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council voted to send the
issue of changing the city's one and two-story residen-
tial setback requirements to the planning commission.
The problem, originally with side setbacks, surfaced
in December when a resident applied to add a second
story to a conforming structure. Side setbacks for new
residential structures are 10 feet for a one-story structure
and 15 feet for a two-story structure.
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez ruled that
if a second story is added to a conforming structure, the
Setback issue sent to
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Michele Strauss and Darrin O'Brien play Core and Paul Bratter in "Barefoot,"
which will show at the Island Players until Feb. 8.
'Barefoot in the Park'
hot winter fare at
By Tomara Kafka
Well cast with a timeless theme, Neil
Simon's Barefoot in the Park is a sure bet
for a cold winter's night entertainment.
The play runs through Feb. 8 at the Island
Players Theatre on Anna Maria Island.
Barefootin thePark, aBroadway smash
hit for Simon in 1966, transcends time and
space in bothits humor and appropriate sub-
ject matter. The plot revolves around a new-
lywed couple, Code andPaul Bratter (played
by Michele Strauss and Darrin O'Brien),
which dates the play a bit, but the theme is
about relationships, and therein lies the time-
lessness of issues dealing with give and take,
change and personal growth.
The set, on the top floor of an eastside
New York brownstone apartment, is
simple and effective. Paul Bratter is a 26-
year-old lawyer with his first legal defense
case plus a new bride Corrie, a bit younger
than he, whose only goal in life seems to
be picking out the new apartment (which
she doesn't seem to have done too well)
and the decoration of it (which she does
very well with the help of the upstairs
neighbor, Victor Vesaco).
The slightly outdated characteriza-
tions and a politically incorrect slant about
the downstairs neighbors are overshad-
owed by the strong and charismatic per-
formances of the young husband-and-
wife lovers. Both Strauss and O'Brien
work well together, both through dialog
and physical interaction.
But the relationship that develops be-
tween Core's mother, Ethel Banks (played
by Jo Kendall) and Velasco (played by
Charlie Guy) the Bohemian who helped
decorate and lives on the roof-- steals the
show. Director Geoffry Todd cast these two
parts with strong actors Kendall and Guy.
This was a smart move on Todd's part since
the majority of Island Players Theatre audi-
ence is on the mature side. While the new-
lyweds are cute, clever and endearing
(Strauss and O'Brien are wonderful) -
they are also young and inexperienced. It is
the older, mature relationship that becomes
the glue which carries the show to its happy
ending. The performance by Kendall is su-
perb (and quite fitting were the roses given
to her as well as toStrauss by Director Todd
on opening night).
The Island Players Theatre, located
at the corer of Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue in Anna Maria, usually packs a full
house every performance, so you might
want to get your tickets early.
Tickets are $9, and the Theatre now
accepts Mastercard and Visa.
name Island cast for
'You Can't Take It With You'
Chapel Players Director Dorothy
McChesney has named the Island cast for
the Moss Hart/George S. Kaufman com-
edy, "You Can't Take It With You," to be
presented the last two weeks in February.
The large cast blends actors with con-
siderable experience with promising new-
comers to the stage.
The zany plot--"can a girl from a poor
and eccentric family find live and happiness
with the son of her wealthy but stuffy boss?
- is moved along by Grandpa Martin
Vanderhof, played by Renal Hook; Penelope
and Paul Sycamore, portrayed by Marilyn
Hawkins and Tom Vaught; and Essie and Ed
Carmichael represented by Debbie Keller-
McCartney and John Durkin. Love struck
Alice Sycamore is played by Laura Nelson,
while Magnus Hines is the boss's hand-
some son, Tony.
Other guests, employees and intrud-
ers in the Sycamore household are Rheba
and Donald (Laura Morales and Jim
Lewis), Boris Kolenkov (Brian Leonard),
Grand Duchess Olga (Betsy Steele), Mr.
De Pinna (Hondo Sunquist), actress Gay
Wellington (Pat Sunquist), IRS agent
(George Nonenmacher) and G-men
(Charles Makovec, John Parsels, Michael
Hook and Gary Huffman). Roy
McChesney and Pat Hoefig play Tony's
up-tight parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kirby.
Stage manager and assistant director is
Joy Courtney assisted by Kathy Brown.
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Art and craft sidewalk
sale on Island
The Anna Maria Artists Guild will hold its January
Arts & Crafts Sidewalk Sale and Show at the Island
Shopping Center in Holmes Beach on Thursday and
Friday, Jan. 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The public is cordially invited. Artists and
craftspersons who desire to enter their work can call the
guild at 778-6694 or stop by the guild's gallery at 5414
Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. The
entry fee is $10.
Exhibit at library
A display of mixed media by Island artist Woody
Candish will be located in various locations throughout
the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach throughout
the month of February. The display will reflect the di-
versity of the artist's techniques.
Woman's Club to hold
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will hold
their annual international covered dish luncheon at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center at noon on Feb.
2. Members are encouraged to wear ethnic costumes
portraying the country of their ancestry.
The guest speaker will be Joy Courtney, candidate
for mayor in Holmes Beach.
workshop on Island
Learn how to use "Mind Mapping" to organize time,
study, taking class notes and to write more effectively.
The workshop will be held at the Brain Gym, 5340-
F Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, on Fridays starting Friday,
Jan 28., from 9:30 am. to 11 am., and on Tuesdays from
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The fee is $10. The presenter is Donna
Harris who holds a master's degree in education.
Call 778-5990 for more information and to register.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold
Thieves' Markets on Saturdays, Feb. 5 and March 5,
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking area of Pete
Reynard's restaurant at Gulf Drive and Marina Drive in
Market space is available to rent for a $10 per booth
fee. Participants provide their own booth or table.
For information or booth reservations call 778-5934
Irish folk dancing
Tuesday on Island
Hugh and Sally O'Doherty are teaching Irish folk
dance in the Welsmiller Activity Center of St Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
Classes are held every Tuesday at 1 p.m. until fur-
Call the O'Dohertys at 778-5494 for information.
Fellows to speak to
Father Richard Fellows will be the guest speaker for
the Thursday, Feb. 3, meeting of the Episcopal Church
Women of the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf.
Dr., Holmes Beach.
The meeting will begin at 10:15 am. All Episcopa-
lian women are invited to attend. Luncheon will be
served at noon.
For reservations, call the church office at 778-1638
before Monday, Jan. 31.
All Master Masons and
a luncheon meeting at Cafe ]
Maria, on Jan.27. The gues
Cross of Trinity Methodist
about "Russia Today."
Free tax preparation
assistance at library
Taxpayers of all ages can obtain basic, free assistance in
preparing their 1993 tax returns from the American Associa-
tion of Retired Persons and the Internal Revenue Service.
Assistance is limited to forms 1040, 104A, 1040EZ,
and Schedules A,B, D,.R, ES, 1040X, 2119 Sale of Home,
2441 Credit for Child and Dependent Care, and-the
Earned Income Credit.
The AARP program begins at the Island Branch Li-
brary, Holmes Beach, on Friday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.
and on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. The program
will continue on Fridays and Saturdays at the same time
until further notice.
S Tax preparation is free, confidential and available to
the general public.
for Bridge Street Fest
Applications are now being accepted by the
Bradenton Beach Festival committee to participate in its
expanded juried Arts & Crafts Show.
Arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and commu-
nity interest groups are invited to participate in the fes-
tival to be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 and 13.
All arts and crafts exhibits will be judged and cash
For booth information call 778-3794, or write
Bradenton Beach Festival, P. 0. Box 142, Bradenton
Beach, Fla. 34217.
Annual Wisconsin Day
Feb. 8 in Bradenton
Wisconsin Day will be celebrated with a pot luck lun-
cheon on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 11 am. to 3 p.m. at the
American Legion Post #24,2000 75th St. W., Bradenton.
The cost is $3 per person. Celebrants are to bring a
dish to feed eight and table service. There will be door
prizes and entertainment.
Call Jim Soddy at 729-6462 for more information.
Tax seminars at library
The State of Florida, Dept of Revenue, will conduct
two seminars on Florida Intangible Tax at Island Branch
Library on Friday, Feb. 4.
The sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the
Walker-Swift Meeting Room of the library.
Representatives from the Dept. of Revenue will con-
duct the workshops and materials will be provided to the
public. Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis.
screening at St. Bernard
The St. Bernard Guild is sponsoring the Life Line
Screening Bureau which will offer a screening test of the
carotid arteries on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 am. to 2:30
p.m. in the Welsmiller Activity Center of St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
The fee is $20 per person. Reservations may be made
by calling Virginia Wahl at 778-9476, Terry Conley at
795-3741 or the church office at 778-4769.
Facelift for Bloodmobile
Manatee Community Blood Center's bloodmobile re-
cently received a much-needed facelift. Affectionately
called, "the bus," the 1988 Bluebird, purchased for
$180,000 has seen its share of blood donors. Since its
purchase, the mobile featured the center's original "Give"
logo, which was in the shape of a blood drop, and "Mana-
tee County Blood Bank." Toschedule thebloodmobilecall
Susan Larson at 745-5883.
How to prepare your
Information must be submitted in writing. Clearly print
t Jan. 7 ortypenewsitems.Includefistandlastnamesofallpersons
their friends are invited to mentioned. Include the preparer's name and telephone num-
Robar, 204 Pine Ave., Anna ber. Mail orbring to: The Islander Bystander, Island Shopping
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City Commissioners and resi-
dents were surprised at last
week's work session when six
young men arrived at city hall
When Mayor Ray Simches
inquired about the boys' pres-
ence, they informed him, "We're
here to observe sir." Oscar
Crosby later explained that the
boys are members ofa Boy Scout
Troop from Bradenton. They are
working to earn merit badges
and since they are required to
attend a city meeting, they chose
Anna Maria's workshop.
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Off Island happenings
The Manatee County Branch of the American Asso-
ciation of University Women (AAUW) will hold its an-
nual Fashion Show and Card Party on Saturday, Feb. 5,
at the Manatee Community College Student Center.
Doors open at 12 noon with the fashion show beginning
at 1 p.m. The price if $5 per ticket and will be available
at the door. Bring cards or games of your choice. Dessert
and beverages will be served. Proceeds for the event will
be used for scholarships offered yearly to women in
Manatee County and to the AAUW Educational Founda-
tion. The public is invited. Call 722-1915 for more details.
The Manatee County 4-H Foundation announces its
third annual 4-H Benefit Golf Tournament a
$1,000,000 Golf Tournament and Shoot Out- to be held
at Terra-Ceia Bay Golf and Tennis Club, 2802 Terra-Ceia
Bay Blvd., in Palmetto on Saturday, Feb. 26. Register by
calling the education center at 722-4524 or David Walker,
tournament chairman, at 776-2130.
The Art League of Manatee County will present the
works of Kassandra Copeland and Trudy Whitney in its
new Janet Hodges Gallery, 209 9th St. W., Bradenton,
from Thursday, Jan. 27, through Feb. 23, coinciding with
the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous Show.
The opening for both shows will be Sunday, Feb. 13, from
2 to 4 p.m. Hours will be 9 am. to 4:30 p.m. daily and 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. On Saturday, Feb. 5, the
league will also present its Annual Art Auction beginning
at 6:30 p.m. Call 746-2862 for more information.
A series of readings by Florida poets, sponsored by
Manatee Community College, will begin on Wednesday,
Feb. 2, with a reading by poet Van K. Brock at the Mana-
tee County Library in Bradenton from 7 to 9 p.m. The
public is invited. Call Jane Anderson Jones at 493-3504,
ext. 2641, or Suzanne Keyworth at 755-1511, ext. 4242,
for information and a series schedule.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will feature a
performance by Frankie Valli and the Four Season at 8:15
p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10. At 2:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on
Tuesday, Feb. 15, the Van Wezel will host the World Cup
Figure Skating Champions show. Other shows presented
in February are: "Man of La Mancha," on Feb. 7, 8, and
9; 25th anniversary tour of the Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center on Feb. 2; jazz clarinet great Walt
Levinsky on Feb. 6; and Willie Nelson on Feb. 28. Call
1-800-826-9303 for ticket information.
Church Women United in Manatee County will meet
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Friday, Feb. 4, at First United Methodist Church, 1031 4th
St W., Palmetto. A coffee at 9:30 a.m. will precede the 10
a.m. meeting. The speaker will be from the Manatee Oppor-
tunity Council. All women are invited to attend.
The Manasota Genealogical Society will hold a
meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Central
Main Library in downtown Bradenton. Charles
Fitzgerald will speak on "Irish Research." Everyone is
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.
S., will have a demonstration in "Painting with Water-
color" by Harry Thompson on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2
p.m. Donation is $3. For more information call 383-
Dr. Mary Nickles, classical scholar and lecturer, will
give a lecture called, "Love and Marriage in
Shakespeare's Tragedy and Comedy," at The Education
Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, on
Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. For reservations and informa-
tion call 383-8811.
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Busi-
ness Council will hold a free Small Business'Roundtable
on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 12 noon, at Two Clowns Deli,
1401 Manatee Ave. W. (Bradenton Financial Center) in
downtown Bradenton. This month's topic is "Vocational
& Technical Education: A Smorgasbord of Business
Opportunities." For information call Georginna
Willmott at 748-4842, ext. 23.
The eighth annual Scholarship Flea Market will be
held in the Manatee Community College Bradenton
Campus parking area, at 26th St. and 57th Ave. W., on
Saturday, Jan. 29, to benefit students with special needs.
Texas country-folk legend and host of TNN's Texas
Connection Jerry Jeff Walker will perform with his
band, The Gonzo Compadres, at the Crazy Horse Cafe,
8358 Tamiaini Trail, Sarasota, on Sunday, Feb. 6. Call
923-2010 for ticket information.
Manatee Community College will offer non-credit
classes in Astrology, and "Understanding Your Dreams"
beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1. Beginning Bridge, Interme-
diate Bridge and Social Bridge will also be offered start-
ing the same date. Call 755-1511, ext. 4203, for more
The Women's Club of Pebble Springs Condo-
minium will hold its annual "Trash 'n Treasure" sale on
Saturday, Feb. 5, at the clubhouse located on Manatee
Ave. W. at 59th St. W. Sale hours are from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. The public is invited.
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Reggae 'Daddy Matty' and 'Kid Seth'
sing to Jah and Peace
By Rick Fleury
Reggae's "King of Kings," the late Im-
perial Majesty Haile Selassie I, said, "Global
peace and security can only be permanently
secured if all the peoples of the world pool
theirresources towards the complete eradica-
tion of man's common enemies igno-
rance, hunger and disease... "
The Rastafarian religion was based on
his words, giving way to the soothing
rhythms and sounds of Jamaica we've
grown to know as "reggae."
From the legendary Bob Marley and
Peter Tosh to Delroy Wilson, Macka B and
U Roy, the black, dreadlocked artists of Ja-
maica have been moving the world with the
sounds of Jah for more than a decade.
So what do two white boys with
mixed Italian, American Indian back-
ground from Holmes Beach named Matt
and Seth Cripe have in common with all
Listen now to the reggae dancehall
sounds of "Daddy Matty" and "Kid Seth."
Fight for your right
Don't ever give into fright...
Always stay near to Jah 's light.
The time has now come
For all of us to live as one
We must all unite
And do not stop 'til we are done
Please don't give up
And do not ever stop your life...
Matt, 20, and his brother Seth, 15,
make it perfectly clear that they are "not
Ready for Reggae 'Kid Seth,' left, with brother 'Daddy Matty.'
Rastafarians by any means." And "no
matter what some people say, dreadlocks
are for black people."
But the Rasta roots of reggae carry
through to Matt and Seth as part of their
music. "Music and culture," they say, "is
all within the same breath."
Through their love and appreciation
for reggae music, "Daddy Matty" and
"Kid Seth" are sending a message.
"It's a music of love and peace and
unity. That's the message," Matt says.
"It's one of the few musics that have a
message. They want to spread that mes-
sage, and music's a good way to do it."
Less than a year after the Cripe fam-
islanaer mroros: KcK Flleury
ily moved to the Island from Pennsylvania
in 1983 (via a very short stopover in
Tampa), the boys' older brother, Marc,
brought home Bob Marley's "Legend"
album. Matt was eight years old at the
time. Seth was three.
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From that point on, they say, "It just
kind of evolved."
Now "Daddy Matt" and "Kid Seth"
are working on their first album, with three
songs "She a de Woman," "Fight fe ye
Right" and African Princess" already
recorded at a Sarasota recording studio.
After afew minor changes, the brothers
plan to send their recordings to some of the
major labels, with modest hopes that some-
one at the top might just want to hear more.
Singing over recorded reggae
rhythms the brothers order directly from
Jamaica, the team has created what they
call a combination of singing and
"chattin'." Matt loves the baseline and
"the driving, pulsating rhythm." Seth says
he likes the music he does "the deep,
rough voice" chattin' in a quick and clever
Jamaican jargon called "Partois."
"She ade Woman," for example, trans-
lates to "She is the Woman." Ask Seth for
another example and he slips into the deep
rough voice ofthe Kid" and begins to "chat"
in what sounds like a lost Island language -
except for an occasional word recognizable
if you listen carefully.
It's a language all its own, they say,
that they've gotten to know by listening to
it again and again. And with more than
500 reggae CDs in their collection, it's lit-
erally all they listen to.
When they're not working, that is.
The Cripes own a family business
called Cafe Cuisine de France on Manatee
Avenue in Bradenton a successful en-
terprise of more than 10 years, since the
Cripes operated the French Croissanterie
here on the Island.
Matt and Seth spend most every day
at the restaurant (sparing Seth's freshman
studies at Manatee High.) Matt performs
"whatever needs to be done" at the cafe,
from the heat of the kitchen to waiting
tables in the dining room. And Seth is the
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current dishwasher sort of a "Rite of
Passage" in the Cripe family.
In their own time, however, Matt and
Seth turn to their music. Not for the money
or self gain, they say, but for the music.
"We enjoy the writing, putting the
vocal arrangements together." And, they
say, they've always loved to sing.
Over the past few months, several
of the Island's favorite gathering spots
have been featuring some of Florida's
best reggae and with great success.
The Anchor Inn's manager
BobTingler says, "reggae seems to be
working for everybody" on Anna
"I think it's great for people out
here," says Tingler. "The Islanders are
either into rock n' roll or reggae."
It's not the kind of music that
would work four or five nights a week,
he says, but for one day a week or the
weekend, reggae seems to work nicely
into the Island's rhythm.
"All the bars seem to be
benefitting from it," Tingler says.
"And the crowds have been good."
Here's a rundown:
Turtles features Jamaican reggae
every Wednesday from 9:30 p.m., in-
cluding "Democracy" and "Jam-Iya.
(It's also the club's employee appre-
ciation (BEAR) night)
The Anchor Inn will be holding
a reggae party February 13. "Am-
bush" and "Democracy" will on hand.
The Dry Dock will feature
"Open Minds" this Wednesday, (Jan.
26), February 9 and 23 from 9:30 p.m.
"'That's why we're doing it," says
Matt. "We want to do this and keep our
humility, our attitudes. We're not planning
on selling out. We'd be content playing
right here in this area."
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Floyd L. 'Cookie' Cook
Floyd L. "Cookie" Cook, 87, of Holmes Beach, died
Jan. 17 in Palmetto Guest House.
Born in Parsons, Kan., Mr. Cook came to Holmes
Beach from Flint, Mich., 20 years ago. He was a pipe fit-
ter for General Motors Co. for 44 years before retiring.
He was a Protestant He was a member of United Auto
Workers Local 599 and Moose Lodge of Bradenton
He is survived by a daughter, Sally Kulhanek of
Chesaning, Mich.; a son, Bruce, of Fenton, Mich.; two
sisters, Lenora Giltner of Parsons, and Janice Gilbert of
Arizona; two brothers, Raymond and Mayo, both of Par-
sons; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
No visitation or services were held. Burial was in Flint
Memorial Park, Mount Morris, Mich. Brown-Edwards-
Toale Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Arnold Neil Crossley
Arnold Neil Crossley, 61, of Bradenton, died Jan. 19.
Mr. Crossley was born in Sheffield, Pa., and came to
Bradenton 12 years ago from Pennsylvania. He was a
landscaper, an Army sergeant during the Korean War and
a Baptist. He was employed for six years at the former
Fast Eddie's restaurant in Anna Maria City.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; his mother,
Catherine of Pa.; a daughter, Marsha McCauley of Pa.;
two sons, Bradley of Bradenton and Larry of Pa.; two
sisters, Cheryl Hansen and Karen Cobb, both of Pa.; three
brothers, Bruce of Lakeland, Jerry of Pa., and Victor of
W. Va.; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 406 43rd St W., Bradenton 34209.
A memorial service was held at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria City. Universal Cre-
mation Society, Bradenton chapter, was in charge of the
A fond farewell,
By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Ted Swank, 60, of Bradenton, died Jan. 19 of a heart
He had been a teacher for
36 years. February would have
marked his 13th year at Anna
Maria Elementary School. .
When I heard of his
death I cried.
But then I could hear his
voice saying, "Stop feeling
sorry for yourself, you
spoiled, pampered, Ameri-
can child. When I was your
age I was too busy working
to cry. But do you ever work
for anything? Noooooo. Of Ted Swank
course not Lord, help me!"
Just the thought of him made me smile.
The first time I saw him he was walking the halls with
some of his former students who had come to visit He
wasn't hugging or fussing but rather listening to them
with an almost sarcastic smile.
I remember praying that I wouldn't get him for fourth
grade. The older kids talked about him as though he was
just about the scariest teacher they ever had and I was
petrified of him. I later learned that this was an image he
relished and a reputation that he cultivated over the years.
As fate would have it, I found out at the end of third
grade he would be my teacher in the fall.
I was anxious all summer.
On the first day of school we were greeted outside his
classroom by a giant gorilla poster proclaiming, "Wel-
come to fourth grade. I am your teacher, Mr. Swank."
I nearly collapsed from fear.
As the bell rang I noticed a big banner on the back
wall that said, "Someday You Will Thank Me." I glanced
at Mr. Swank just in time to see him roll his eyes heav-
enward and say "Lord, give me the strength to deal with
another load of these fourth graders!"
He stalked over to his coffee pot. "Ahhh ... liquid
plutonium," he sighed.
The class quietly sounded puzzled exclamations.
Lowering his voice to confidential tones, he leaned
toward us and said, "You see, I have to have my pluto-
nium I'm really a robot from Venus."
From that day on, we knew the secret of Mr. Swank.
He wasn't mean or scary. He was fun and funny. He
had very high expectations and didn't like it a bit if you
didn't do your work and follow the rules.
I was still petrified of him. And even though I tried to
blend myself into the walls, he still seemed to notice me.
The night of parent open house, he was telling other
parents his goals for their children: improved study hab-
its; better classroom focus; homework assignments done
correctly and on time; good classroom behavior.
He told my mom his only goal for me was to get me
to crack a smile. My mom said she figured I was so intimi-
dated that would never happen.
Well, they may have thought it couldn't be done, but
they were wrong. My year with Mr. Swank was the year
I came out of my shell. He almost cured me of being shy.
He taught me how to joke around, to not be too seri-
ous and how to have fun. My self-confidence has been
good since we spent that year together.
My sister Suzanne had Mr. Swank, too. She was out-
going but had a hard time focusing on her work. Mom told
Mr. Swank that if Suzanne didn't do another thing all year,
she wanted her to learn how to complete her work prop-
erly and on time no matter what.
At the end of her year with Mr. Swank, Suzanne won
many academic honors. He had somehow magically
made Suzanne see what she was capable of, and there's
been no keeping her down since.
Mr. Swank had a special quality that can not be de-
scribed in words. Most of us loved him and those who
didn't at the time, later came to thank him. Just like his
sign said. You see, he knew us, he loved us, and he knew
how to make us not just feel better, but be better.
I know thathe's happy traveling throughout eternity. And
we're happy, too, because he's left us with so many good
memories. And he taught us all we need to succeed in life.
Mr. Swank was born in Bremen, Ind., and came to
Bradenton from Valparaiso, Ind., 13 years ago.
He is survived by a daughter StephanieE. of Bradenton;
a son, Richard C. ofTallahassee; four sisters, DorthaHamsher
of Palmetto, Betty MabbotofReno, Nev., Mary Lou Irvinof
Bremen; and Beth Tyler of Atlanta; and two brothers, Jack of
Avon Park, and Eldon of Palmetto.
He is also survived by thirty-six years worth of stu-
dents who are better for having known him.
Farewell, Mr. Swank. You will always be with us.
On a ferry boat on Jan. 6 in zero
degree weather on Long Island
Sound, Islander Steve Szabo
place the "ice" on the finger of
Barbara Terico and asked for her
hand in marriage. The wedding is
planned for July at Sir William
Johnson Park in upstate New
York. The couple will honeymoon
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Kiernan Wilkins, a fifth-
grade student at Anna
Maria Elementary, asked
the scientific question, "I
wonder what would
happen if I grew the same
kind ofplant in different
materials?" Plants grown
in soil proved to grow
best, according to
Wilkins, followed by
plants grown "in water"
and then "in sand."
Fourth and fifth-grade students at
Anna Maria Elementary School partici-
pated in the school's annual Science Fair
held last week. Every project was a win-
ner in the pursuit of scientific research and
Listed below are the children who
were awarded ribbons:
Fifth Grade Biological
First Place: Lucina Courtney and
Jimmy Brackman. Second Place: Jesse
Ferguson and Kelsey Lashway. Third
Place: Marc Manali and Evan Goldsen.
Honorable Mention: Kiernan Wilkins,
Barrett Andricks, and Jessica Foraker
Fifth Grade Physical
First Place: Kaelan Richards, Travis
Wicklund, Kimberly Sultenfuss and
Beatrice Pohl-Wilmott. Second Place:
Crystal Stephens, Lisa Jenkins, Suzanne
Science at a
Jesse Ferguson asked the
question, "What is the
effect of a magnetic field
on snail movement, "for
his scientific experiment.
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Anna Maria School menu
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S Lunch: Hot Dogs or Cheese Croissant, Tater Tots, Cole Slaw, Orange Juice
* Tuesday, 2/1/94
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* Lunch: Hot Pocket Sandwich or Pizza, Garden Salad, Fruit Cup
SBreakfast: Waffle or Cereal, Juice
* Lunch: Hamburger & Gravy over Mashed Potatoes or McRibs, Hot Roll,
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a Thursday, 2/3/94
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Natalie Van Wormer, Shawn Synder and
Lisa Comkowycz. Honorable Mention:
Greg Granstad, Joshua Shimandle,
Logan Bowes, Jenny McDonald, Melissa
Mixon and Adina Bridges.
Fourth Grade Biological
First Place: Melissa Eddington. Sec-
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Loomis. Third Place: Lauren Shuford.
Honorable Mention: Nichole Miller and
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First Place: Kristopher Smith and
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By Tomara Kafka
This week we're visiting restaurants and entertain-
ment spots "over the bridges," in Cortez and
In Cortez, Capalbo's Pizza offers a lunch and dinner
buffetwithlots ofpizza varieties. It includes asaladbar, soup
and dessert Make sure you try thehomemade soup. Besides
the buffets, this casual Italian restaurant also serves a full
menu. On Sundays, Capalbo's is open noon to 3 pm. They
have another restuarant on 26th Street in Bradenton.
Club Oliver's has nightly entertainment. The Genera-
tions will play on Wednesday and Thursday, and Tim Bam-
boo performs on Friday and Saturday. Oliver's is celebrating
with a Super Bowl party which includes a free buffet
Fish Net Seafood Market & Restaurant is a casual,
jeans and T-shirt type of restuarant. It connects to the
Captain's Quarters lounge and to their seafood market. If
Want to know what was in
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If you're looking to try your hand at re-creating
that great meal you enjoyed at one of the Island's fine
restaurants, but can't quite figure out what that secret
ingredient was, let us know at the IslanderBystander.
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(such as swordfish, or Maine-lobster) you can get it
cooked in the dining room for a slight extra charge even
though it may not be on the menu. Reservation aren't
necessary unless you have a big party.
Seafood Shack, located right on the water next to the
Cortez bridge, has a great view, large dining areas and-
serves lunch and dinner daily. They have a large non-
smoking section, a smaller appetite menu all evening,
children's menu, and private banquet facilities in the res-
taurant or on the Showboat. The Showboat is docked
right next door to the Seafood Shack. On Tuesdays,
Thursday and Fridays they run an hour and a half tour on
Sarasota Bay. Wednesday and Sundays, the Showboat
heads toward the Skyway and Tampa Bay for a three-hour
cruise. Cruise prices include a $7 discount coupon for a
Seafood Shack dinner.
Don't forget about Tyler's Premium Gourmet Ice
Cream on your trek through Cortez Village. Tyler's, who
has been serving their premium gourmet ice cream for 10
years, is a full service parlor and their gourmet ice cream
and waffle cones are homemade. They also have
Colombo yogurt and soft-serve ice cream. Larry and Geri
Tyler make ice cream pies and cakes, too, and you might
want to call at least two days ahead for those. Hours are
noon to 10 p.m., seven day a week.
On Manatee Avenue there's Zoomerz with its upper
deck dance club and restaurant Zommerz has lots of en-
tertainment during the week. Monday night is Karaoke;
Tuesday is an all male review; Wednesday through Sat-
urday the Chandler Brothers play. There's never a cover
charge and there are 10 TVs, pool tables and lots of
games. The restuarant is open seven days, 11 a.m. to 2
a.m. serving their famous chicken wings among other
Many of us were sorry to see Marco Polo's New
York-style Pizza move off the Island last summer. Marco
ad I-Y it~
Polo's is now located in the Village Green Plaza, behind
Video Library. You can't find a better vegetarian (or al-
most any other kind of pizza) anywhere. The good news
is that Eddie delivers to Anna Maria Island.
On the Island, the second Bridge Street Festival is
happening on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 and 13. It's
become an annual celebration of Bradenton Beach with
ajuried arts and crafts show and lots entertainment Bridge
Street will be blocked off for the street fair and the block
party at night featuring Corinie and Dave.
The theme is the historic revitalization of Bridge
Street and Sandy Griener, chairperson, tells me the
Bradenton Beach merchants are all helping to co-sponsor
the event This year they've made some expansive
changes including enlarging the area for more booths and
lots more fun for the kids.
There are still a few spaces left for crafts people and
vendors. Call Sandy Griener at 778-3794 for more infor-
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Photographer knew Island was 'a special place'
By Dennis Friedel
When Karly Carlson first arrived in Holmes Beach,
she had no idea what the future would bring.
A nice job prospect in the Bahamas had just fallen
through and the Wisconsin native suddenly found herself out
of work and in a place where she knew very few people.
"I know it sounds crazy, but there was something
about this island that spoke to me. I rolled onto Anna
Maria Island at 10 p.m., turned towards the North end and
spotted the cross at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church lit up,
towering above everything else. It was then I knew this
was a special place. It felt like home," she said.
Before arriving in Florida, Karly spent eight years as
media director in the Wisconsin State Senate. It was ajob
that afforded her many opportunities to get to know a lot
of well-traveled people the type who had a handle on
opportunities in other parts of the nation.
"When I returned from the Bahamas, someone told
me there was opportunity in the St. Petersburg-Tampa
Bay area and that if I wanted to look for something else-
where, I might try that part of the country," she said.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin's School
of Photo-Journalism, Carlson hit town six years ago with
a few clothes, a bag full of cameras and enough determi-
nation to stick things out until she landed a job with the
publisher of a local sporting magazine.
"I shot some photos, did some ad layouts, produced
some nice covers for them and a year later they folded,"
she recalled. High-and-dry again, she reluctantly turned
to real estate, buying and selling property until one day
two years ago when she received notification that her
mother was dying from Lou Gehrig's Disease and had
about a year to live.
Karly Carlson 's work
ison display at the
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Islander Photo: Dennis Friedel
"That really stopped me in my tracks and I knew if
there was anything I could do for her or anything that re-
mained to be said, I had to do it then." With that, Carlson
said, she turned her attention to getting to know her
mother better and caring for her through her sickness.
Although they had never been close when Karly was
growing up, they suddenly found out how much they
needed one another, she recalled.
"We found we had a lot in common she was a
musician and very fond of the outdoors, too," Carlson
said. The two became very close and when her mother
passed on, Carlson said the loss was tremendous. Three
years earlier, she said, her father had died, too.
"But I had made some tremendous friends down here
who helped me through it all. For that, I'll be forever
grateful," Carlson said. That was when she decided to take
a leave of absence from work and travel.
"I packed my cameras and clothes and toured the
southwest, taking a lot of pictures and visiting friends. It
was a healing trip," she said.
When she returned last year, her vision had changed and
she made a decision to continue her photography and pick up
her career in that field instead of returning to real estate.
"My heart just wasn't in it I wanted to take pictures and
expand on that. I wanted to take pictures my way," she said.
Carlson's first show occurred Dec. 4 during the Anna
Maria Island Art League's annual Fine Arts festival. With
the help of some friends, she pitched a tent, erected dis-
plays and hung the photos she'd taken in the southwest-
ern United States as well as others taken in Aruba, the
Virgin Islands, Jamaica and the Bahamas.
"Something kept telling me this was the right thing to
do," Carlson said. She picked up an Award of Merit from
the Art League and sold nearly $500 worth of photos dur-
ing the two-day festival. A show in Siesta Key the follow-
ing weekend provided further encouragement and she
suddenly knew her decision was correct.
"I realized I could buy into my own reality instead of
what other people's expectations were. It involved a lot
of positive thinking and it pays off," Carlson said. "I re-
ally think it was all that meditation and 'spiritual ground-
work' that led me back to photography. I don't think we're
put here to struggle-life should be fun. One's career
should be fun. I avoid people who tell me, 'You can't do
it' or 'It can't be done,'" Carlson said,
"The truth is, I think anyone can do anything if they
make the commitment and are willing to do whatever it
takes," she said.
Now Carlson's looking forward to more art shows,
more traveling and expanding her art form into even
"I want to try some different techniques. Mostly
though," she said, "I want to have fun."
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Great white shark
found off coast
A great white shark was found 23 miles off the coast
of Indian Rock Beach on Jan. 3
The male adult measured 15-1/2 feet and weighed 2,300
pounds. Itbecame entangled in commercial longline gear and
was transported to warehouse in St.Petersburg where Mote
Marine Laboratory scientists took samples.
"It is rare to see great white sharks in these waters but
they've been recorded here before. It is not unusual for
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The Island Poet
So your day started out all right, but ended in a mess,
For all the troubles you went through, no one could
'Cause the kids played with the washing machine
and there's water all over the floor,
And you would like to kill those precious darlings
you once said you adored.
And somehow the iron got too hot and you
scorched your favorite blouse,
And the phone always rings when you are at the
other end of the house.
Your mother must have said you'd have days like
this, I'll bet a pretty penny,
But no one in the world could ever tell, that you
would have so many.
Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Jan. 16, larceny, 9807 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria IGA.
The victim's bicycle was removed from the rear of the
Jan. 16, threats, 200 block Archer Way. The com-
plainant received a threatening message on his telephone
Jan. 11, burglary of a CB radio from an automobile,
100 block of Highland.
Jan. 11, theft, 107 Gulf Dr. N., Key West Willy's.
The victim stated that a person unknown removed a check
from a checkbook in her purse.
Jan. 13, criminal mischief, 2500 block of Avenue B.
The victim's automobile door was smashed.
Jan. 17, towed vehicle, 300 block of SR 789. The
officer stopped the vehicle after observing the driver run
a stop sign. The driver had no registration or insurance and
an illegal tag. While waiting for the officer to write cita-
tions, the driver became abusive in language and took out
a large fishing pole and shattered the side window of the
van. The officer impounded the vehicle.
Jan. 17, towed vehicle, 127th Street West and Cortez
Road. While parked at the Beach House, the officer ob-
served the vehicle turn south on Gulf Drive and turn in
front of another vehicle heading north. The vehicle headed
east on Cortez Road. The officer stopped the vehicle, and
the driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran into Cortez
Village Trailer Park. The officer pursued the subject but
was unable to locate him. The Manatee County Sheriffs
Department responded but was also unable to locate the
subject A check showed that the vehicle had been stolen.
The subject was later located and placed in custody.
Jan. 17, warrant arrest, 100 block of Bridge Street.
Jan. 3, petty larceny of mail from a mail box, 6800
block of Holmes Boulevard.
Jan. 14, loose dog, 6100 block of Marina Drive.
Jan. 14, loose dog, 5900 block of Marina Drive.
Jan. 14, noise complaint, 5702 Marina Dr., Turtle's
Club and Cafe.
Jan. 14, petty larceny, 200 block of South Harbor
Drive. A person unknown removed abug shield and front
grill from a vehicle.
Jan. 15, noise complaint, 3610 East Bay Dr., Dry
Jan. 15, petty larceny of mail from a mail box, 7100
block of Holmes Boulevard.
Jan. 15, automobile theft, 3610 East Bay Dr., Dry
Dock. The victim observed his vehicle missing when he
left the Dry Dock. The vehicle was unsecured and the keys
were in the ignition. The vehicle was recovered by the
Bradenton Police Department on Jan. 17.
Jan. 15, DUI and spouse battery, 3015 Gulf Dr.,
Citgo. The officer responded to a violent domestic dispute
in the parking lot When he arrived, the subjects were at-
tempting to drive away, and the officer pulled his vehicle
in front of their vehicle to stop it Both subjects appeared
intoxicated. The driver, Deborah Poach, 36, of Bradenton,
was charged with DUI, and William Poach, 27, of
Bradenton, was charged with spouse battery.
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Charge 1992 1993 Change
Battery on a police officer 1 3 +2
Robbery 0 2 +2
Spouse battery ** 4 10 +6
Grand theft auto 3 4 +1
Aggravated battery 1 2 +1
Business burglary 10 3 -7
Residential burglary 27 23 -4
Auto burglary 31 28 -3
Grant theft 8 6 -2
Theft 68 56 -12
Battery 14 6 -8
Sexual battery 2 0 -2
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Jan. 17, damage, 3600 block of Gulf Drive. The victim
stated that person unknown punctured the right rear window
of her vehicle causing the window to shatter.
Jan. 18, suspicious persons, 200 block of 52nd
Street. The officer investigated a complaint of boys shoot-
ing pellet guns and found several boys shooting at a tar-
get. He informed the boys that they could not do this in-
side the city limits without adult supervision.
Jan. 17, loose dog, 200 block of 67th Street.
Jan. 17, petty larceny, 100 block of 74th Street Five
lawn chairs were removed from a deck and dragged to the
beach. One was found hidden in the weeds.
Jan. 18, suspicious person, 500 block of Bayview
Drive. The complainant reported a fishing boat too close
to the seawall. The fishermen were told to move the boat.
Jan. 18, loose dog, 200 block of 35th Street.
Jan. 18, noise, 3200 East Bay Drive, Anna Maria
Island Center. The parking lot cleaning machine was dis-
turbing residents. The operator was told it was too late in
the evening to operate the machine.
Jan. 19, DUI, 5000 block of Gulf Drive. The officer
observed a pick-up truck weaving off the road and over
the center line. He stopped the vehicle and observed the
driver, Ann Martin, 34, of Anna Maria to have the smell
and appearance of being intoxicated. Martin failed perfor-
mance tests and was placed in custody.
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New federal seafood rules will hit home
By Bob Ardren
Local fish companies seem to be skeptical about the
proposed new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
regulations on seafood. The Feds want to tighten up the
rules to prevent outbreaks of illness, rather than just react-
ing to those outbreaks, according to FDA commissioner
"We're in a 90-day comment period right now, and
we're preparing to do just that comment," says Dan
Woodson of Sigma International in Cortez.
Woodson said that while his firm basically supports
the new rules, "as long as they're reasonable," he thinks
some of the proposed new rules aren't really reasonable.
For example, under the proposed rules, fish companies
would only be allowed to sell fish from waters certified
as safe by the government He wonders about that.
"We import fish from areas of the world such as
China," he said, "and I don't know how they plan to cer-
tify the waters over there."
"Right now, the FDA does random testing of all cer-
tified packers, such as ourselves," Woodson said, "and
they're much more strict with people new in the business."
Walter Bell at the A.P. Bell Fish Co. commented that
"I don't really know exactly what effect the new rules will
have, but I can assure you they'll add more expense."
On the other hand, Allan Anderson at Star Fish Co.
says the new rules will probably be beneficial but prob-
ably won't affect their operation very much.
"We handle nearly all local fish and we sell out most
every day, so our fish doesn't pile up," Anderson said "But
the new rules could be a good thing because it would make
folks take better care of the seafood. Some of the imported
stuff you see in the supermarkets is unbelievable."
That Ultimate Couch Potato the sea squirt -
may be the salvation of Tampa Bay. At the moment the
little creatures, correctly called tunicates, have brought
record-setting visibility to the Bay area near downtown
Tampa. No kidding.
Chief biologist Roger Johansson of the Tampa Bay
Study Group reports being able to see bottom in water 13
feet deep in Hillsborough Bay recently. That's astound-
ing, especially when you consider that until very recently,
nothing could live on the bottom of that part of the Bay.
The sea squirt, or tunicate if you prefer, is a funny-
looking little grape-like critter with rabbit-like "ears" that
are really a spout But each one of those little spouts fil-
ter about eight gallons of water a day, removing algae and
sediment, and getting fat on it.
And there seem to be a record number of sea squirts
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in Tampa Bay this winter. In fact, they vanished from the
Bay for many years, probably because the pollution was
so bad, but have reappeared now that water quality has
Talk about a case of man finally making an effort to
clean up after himself, and Mother Nature, given just half
The squirts reappeared in Tampa Bay in 1987, and
their population has exploded since then. Johansson says
he thinks the better treatment of sewage discharged into
the Bay has improved the water enough to allow the sea
squirts to come back and begin doing their bit as "biologi-
cal janitors" again.
Speaking of water pollution, the U.S. Environmen-
tal Protection Agency will propose banning the sale of
lead fishing sinkers one inch or less in length early next
month. Saying the weights "may pose an unreasonable
risk to waterfowl," the EPA hopes to have all lead sink-
ers off the market in about a year.
Interestingly, the ban wouldn't rule out the use of lead
sinkers, just the sale of them. That means you could still
make split-shots in your own molds at home, or buy up a
lifetime supply before the ban becomes law.
Awhile back I predicted some exciting happenings
amongst our neighbors to the west in the Yucatan
-would be making the New York Times soon. Well,
it did on January 18.
'Tomb Find Suggests a Royal Family Murder," is the
headline of an article datelined, "South of Chichen Itza."
Does this sound romantic, or what?
Making a long story short, my daughter Traci is part
of a group of archeologists who have uncovered two royal
Mayan tombs more than 1,600 years old, and they're
unlooted to boot. Fact is, these are the first undisturbed
ancient tombs to be scientifically investigated in the
-And they tell a fascinating story.
One tomb holds a single male adorned with all the
trappings of a king, such as a royal diadem (crown) jewel,
three jade beads about the size of hens eggs, and shell
earplugs that were the special mark of the Mayan god
Chak. But the second tomb was even more interesting.
There, they found the remains of 12 to 15 people who
all appear to have been buried at the same time.
"After weeks of analysis of the artifacts found there,
including shell pendants with the goggle-eyed figures
associated with other Maya kings, archeologists are al-
most certain that the second tomb was the end of the line
for a defeated royal family, presumably captured and ex-
ecuted together," the Times reported.
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WINTER CRUISE SPECIAL
On our Covered 28 ft Pontoon Boat
And one last note. The city of Yaxuna, (pronounced
YASH-oo-nah) where this drama all took place, was
founded in the first century A.D. And we all used to think
you had to go to Europe to find real history.
(Editor's Note: In uncharacteristic fashion, Bob
failed to mention that his daughter, en route to her doctoral
thesis from Yale, is one of the principals at the archeologi-
cal excavation at Yaxuna.)
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Amberjack, mangrove snapper start to show
By Capt. Mike Heistand
There may be some good news on the fishing front the
weather may have broken, the water is warming, and the fish-
ing is improving. Although sheepshead are still the most
popular catch around, amberjack and mangrove snapper are
starting to be caught in some numbers and at some size.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the weather
hasn't helped anglers much, but the reports aren't as
dreary as the fishing has been of late. Sheepshead are still
coming on strong near the piers and bridges. Trout are to
be found on the flats in the bays. Redfish can be caught
near the docks. Offshore, a few boats were able to brave
the winds and seas to bring back red grouper and snapper.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said sheepshead,
black drum, a lot of skates and a few sharks are the best
bets for catches there. She also offered some good news:
Final tryouts Saturday for Little League baseball
Final tryouts to play Little League baseball at the a tryout Final tryouts will be held for nine-year-olds at 8 a.m
Anna Maria Island Community Center will be held Sat- ten-year-olds at 9 am.; 11 and 12-year-olds at 10 a.m.
urday, Jan. 29, at the center. Registration ends the day of the final tryouts. The Littl
All children interested in playing ball must have attended League season will begin with practice starting Monday, Jar
31, followed by the season's kickoff on Saturday, Feb. 26.
Flotilla 84 offers For more information, call the center at 778-1908.
Flotilla 81, located in the Pointe Marina just north of
the Seafood Shack on 129th St. in Cortez, will offer an
advanced coastal navigation course beginning Wednes-
day, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., to March 23.
The course will cover magnetic compass, nautical .'
charts, navigation tools, dead reckoning, piloting, currents,
tides and LORAN and RADAR navigation. There will be
a final exam.
For details and registration call Flotilla Staff Officer
for Public Education Shirley Northrop at 792-6971.
Littoral Society sets
The American Littoral Society will offer an environ- a '
ment library talk entitled, "Landscaping with Native
Flora," at Gulf Gate Library, 7112'Curtiss Ave., Saraso- -
ta, on Wednesday, Feb. 2. On Saturday, Feb. 5, it will hold
a Palmer Point Workday at Palmer Point, Little Sarasota
Bay, to plant native plants and remove exotics. On
Wednesday, Feb. 16, it's back to the library for an envi-
ronment talk entitled, "Handling Stormwater: An Up- That's a big fish
date," followed by a cruise aboard the Carefree Learner Dave Scharf of Tampa holds up a 50-pound amberjack
on Sunday, Feb. 23, out of Bayfront Park in Sarasota. he caught recently while fishing with Capt. Phil Shields
Call the society at 951-0884 for details. in the Gulf
shiners are starting to show up around the pier again, spell-
ing better fishing on the horizon.
Yogi at the Bradenton Beach Pier said fishermen
there have been able to get a few trout on their lines, as
well as sheepshead.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said big sheep-
shead are still around and still hungry. Anglers coming by
the shop have told him there are a few scattered trout on
the flats, and reds are starting to come back with the start
of a warming trend. But there's some bad news: shrimp
are still hard to come by.
Ruth at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet reports offshore
action is still strong for charters. She said the four-hour trip
averaged 20 head of Key West grunts. The six-hour trip av-
eraged 500 head of vermilion snapper and banded rudder fish.
The nine-hour trip has averaged 42 head of red and black
grouper, as well as mangrove snapper.
Capt. Todd Romine said redfish, trout and sheeps-
head are the best bets as far as his anglers are concerned.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said yellowtail and ver-
milion snapper are biting in about 80 feet of water. Closer
to shore, grouper are hungry and taking the bait
Capt. Rick Gross said sheepshead are the best bet for
fishing, as far as he's concerned, although he has been able
to land a few redfish.
Capt. Mark Bradow is back from a brief vacation
and predicts the fishing is going to heat up as the tempera-
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said they're do-
ing will with sheepshead, sharks and a few skates.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been able to come back to the
docks with limit catches ofredfish, and has filled his ice-
box with sheepshead, too.
Capt. Phil Shields said it was pretty rocky offshore,
but he was able to take care of his clients with good
catches of amberjack, grouper and snapper.
On my boat Magic, I did a land office business with
mangrove snapper while fishing under the Skyway
Bridge, as well as bring back a mess of sheepshead, floun-
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Special fair note
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SISLAND BAYFRONT Panoramic views from the 4BR-
2.5BA Bayfront residence with Bay and deep water ca-
nal frontage. Natural cedar construction with cathedral
ceilings throughout. Tropical setting with pool, gazebo
and lush landscaping. Short walk to Gulf beaches. Of-
fered at $379,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
778-2246 Office or 778-7976 Evenings
Serving Anna Maria Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida K7- listings on
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EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (813) 778-2294 .," '., channel 19.
L ^ Cozy Canalfront Hideaway
This inviting 2 bedroom, 2 bath Island home is lo-
cated on a very private, well-treed lot with bright
southerly exposure. The deep water, mangrove
channel is suitable for a sailboat and offers a boat
dock with water, electricity and electric boat davits.
There are many mature, fruit laden citrus trees plus
an outside shower and utility shed. This "little aristo-
crat" is in excellent condition and ready for immedi-
ate.occupancy. Just right for a retiring couple or
young couple's first waterfront home. A fabulous in-
:-, vestment at only $175,000 with possible owner fi-
Snancing. Don't miss it!
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suNSeI LANUINGS U un and Bayviews fromthe balcony GULFFRONTI Magnificent views from all rooms of
ofthis2story, unfumishedtownhouse.2BR-2.5BAwith ex- this great house. Popular rental. Expansive, sandy
tra storage and two carports on ground level. Just cross the beach in all directions. Priced at $299,000. Owner
street to walk the beach. $119,900. Call Stan Williams. anxious. Call Stan Williams for details.
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Spacious 3BR-2BA
waterfront residence, beautifully renovated with cathe-
dral ceilings, new modern kitchen with top end appli-
ances. Lovely new pool and 30 foot concrete dock with
deep water. $274,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
* 1/2 BLOCK TO GULF OR BAY from this well-main-
tained, 2BR-2BA home. Double car garage, large porch
with sliding screens. Yard is landscaped and partially
fenced. Priced at $130,000. Call Tom Eatman.
* HOLMES BEACH LOTS North of Manatee Ave. and
close to sandy walking beach. Measures 100' x 200' and
is zoned for 1-4 units. $129,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* DIRECT GULFFRONT Turnkey 2BR-2BA fur-
nished apartment in popular Sunset Terrace Condo-
minium. Experience the best of Gulffront living for
only $128,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* FAMILY STYLE 5BR-2.5BA residence on 100x 100
double lot with lush landscaping and short walk to beach.
Offered at $159,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
FIRST CLASS COMPLEX 2BR-2BA fully furnished,
second floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, club-
house, sauna and on site management. Deeded
beach access and excellent rental program. Priced at
$98,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well maintained
Island home with good central Holmes Beach location.
Two bedroom, two bath with large garage and storage
area. One block to gulf beaches. Priced at $112,500.
Call Dave Moynihan for details.
* LAKEFRONT Beautifully furnished 3BR-2BA with
new carpeting, lake views all it takes to make a
home! Pools, tennis, 24 hour security compliments
the ambiance. Priced at $109,900. Call Stan Williams.
* BEACHES, SUNSETS AND AMBIANCE Direct
Gulffront 2BR/2BA unit that is turnkey furnished.
Great walking beach. A proven money maker for rent-
als. Protected parking. All for $164,900. Call Stan
CHARMING ANNA MARIA HOME
Lovely home on one of the nicest streets near Bay. Unique floor-
plan for retiree or family and includes over 1700 sq. ft living area.
On two beautiful lots & use of boat dock nearby. Asking $215,000.
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GULFFRONT CONDO. Beautifully decorated, this 2
bedroom, 2 bath condo is a must see. $225,000.
Eves. Call Rosemary Schulte. 794-6615.
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1801 Gulf Dr
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244 S Harbor Dr
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SINCE 1988 1290 PALM AVE., SARASOTA, FL 34236
RIVER WILDERNESS!! Spacious, custom built
2 story antique brick home. 4 bedrooms, 3.5
baths, 2 fireplaces, island kitchen, playroom, plus
family room. Beautiful tile floors, wet bar, & 3 car
garage. On lake & golf course. For appt. call
Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758. #55302 ... $475,000.
WONDERFULLY COMFORTABLE BUN-
GALOW! New listing! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, dome
ceiling in kitchen. Patio doors from bedroom.
Solar hot water heater. Sally Schrader, 792-8176.
#55416 ... $57,500.
PANORAMIC VIEWS ON DIRECT GULF
FRONT! Turnkey furnished for luxurious comfort!
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, white tile floors, Berber
carpeting. Pools, walk to shopping, library, etc.
Call T. Dolly Young, 778-5427 or Carol Heinze,
792-5721. #55504 ... $235,000.
LOOKING FOR A GREAT bargain & dock space
for 30' boat? 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Needs some
TLC. Fantastic view on canal. Call Robert St.
Jean, 778-6467. #54844 ... $76,900.
CORTEZ ESTATES Perfect for a winter home,
even nicer year around! 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Fur-
niture negotiable! Carport. Call Robert St. Jean,
778-6467. #55157 ... $74,500.
Call me today!
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VILLAGE GREEN HOME
1406 63rd St. W., Bradenton
Split plan, 3bd/2Ba, 2 car garage..$107,000.
Call Harold for details!
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5203 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Affordable 2 bedroom, 2 bath, turnkey furnished,
club house, heated pool, tennis, well established con-
dominium. Call Carl Hirsch. 778-4800.
Anna Maria Island Club has it all! Can't get a
better Gulf view! 2 bedroom/2 bath top of the line
furnishings, heated pool, elevator, jacuzzi, sauna.
Call Lynn Hostetler. 778-4800.
Spanish Villa 3 bedroom, 3 bath, fireplace roof
top terrace. Top of the line appliances, only 2 years
old. A must see! $299,500. Call Lynn Hostetler.
Beach Town House Enjoy top quality beach liv-
ing in this spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath unit featuring
new carpet & decor, fireplace, new appliances and
lots of storage. Reduced for quick sale. $139,900.
Call Ken Rickett. 778-3026.
Won't Last Long! 2, could be 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home on wide canal. 1833 sq. ft. and caged pool! Call
for appointment Dave Van de Verde. 778-4800.
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5910 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
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GULFFRONT CONDO $175,000
Contemporary 1BR/1.5B unit with den/guest room is par-
tially furnished and sits on prime walking beach with sun-
sets galore. 778-6654.
YACHTSMAN'S DREAM Mariners Cove ... the ultimate
boating community of Florida's West Coast. Waterfront
units, 2 or 3 bedrooms from $215,000 to $350,000. Wendy
LARGE LOT IN HOLMES BEACH Perfect for your
dream home! Good area only three blocks to best beach.
8415 sq. ft. $67,500. Terri Robertson, 795-2676.
MORE FOR THE MONEY Conveniently located on
Bradenton's west side, this 3BR/2B split plan home with fenced
yard has fruit trees, 2 car garage, cathedral ceilings and more.
Many upgrades. $94,500. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
GULFFRONT Comer unit with 2BR/2B, fireplace, bal-
cony, covered parking, community pool and more.
$120,000. Jeanette Rampone. 747-2244.
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PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Complete professional camera
system NIKON EM body with 50 mm lens,
motordrive, strobe, plus 28 mm and 70-300 zoom
lenses, bag, misc. filters. Complete $450. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A re-
lentless rush! For skating information and sales call
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels... and everything else
in THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
ASK ME ABOUT the Mary Kay Cosmetic opportunity!
You could qualify! Call Donna Jean 383-3202.
3 WHEEL BICYCLE Very operational. Tires OK. $35.
DOG KENNEL Extra large Petmate Pet Porter. 30"H
X 33"D X 21.5'W. $40. 778-3897.
FOR SALE Heavy duty vinyl and aluminum slider pan-
els plus combination door for lanai enclosure. Measur-
ing approx. 19'3" X 7'7'. Fixtures and hardware in-
SOFA/LOVESEAT, coffee table, glass top end table,
entertainment center, electric range, refrigerator, di-
nette set, small desk/chair, 2 night stands, rocking chair
and more. Priced to sell. 778-6513.
'ITEMS FOR SALE Custom slip-covers, draperies, pil-
lows & cushions. Wide selection of decorator fabrics to
choose from. Call Joarn Van Ostenbridge 792-9529.
USED OFFICE DESK with secretary return. 30" X 60".
Good condition. Asking $145. 794-1119.
EASY GLIDER Aerobic exerciser. As new. Adjustable
tension. Can store under bed. $40. 792-7828.
Advertising pays. You get great results in The Islander.
WESTBAY POINT MOORINGS
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
26 acres of tropical splendor. 2 & 3 bedrooms units
featuring boating, tennis, jacuzzis & heated pools.
The Island's finest condominium complex. From
$132,000 to $179,000. Call Dick Maher for details.
CALL DICK MAHER
'Team Up With Success"
GARAGE SALE Clothes, men's suits, gas stove, re-
frigerator, fishing equipment, some antiques, house-
hold items, plants. Fri., Jan. 28 & Sat., Jan 29. 9 am
to 3 pm. 117 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria.
403 75TH ST., Holmes Beach. Wicker bedroom set,
2 twin mattresses, satellite dish, dingy, many misc.
items. Fri., Jan. 28. 8 am to 12 pm.
MOVING SALE 605 Crestwood Dr., Holmes Beach. (Take
Key Royale Dr., then 1st left.) Twin bedroom set, chests,
end tables, mirrors, French antique lamps, Kings Cr.
stemware, kitchen items, rug, Magnavox, pictures, antique
glass and china. Sat., Jan. 29. 8:30 am to 3 pm. -
GIANT YARD SALE at Roser Church, Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Sat., Jan 29 at 9 am. Furniture, dishes,
cookware, knick knack's and more.
GARAGE SALE 9 X 12 oval rug, end table, large size
women's clothing (44), men's clothing. 203 82nd St.,
Holmes Beach. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 4 & 5. 10 am to 3 pm.
THE ANNA MARIA Art League is looking for artists for
a show and sale being held Sat., Feb.i19 at the new
premises. 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. To re-
serve please call Tomara. 778-2099. Limited spaces
624 Foxworth Lane
100 feet on deep water canal. 3 bedrooms, 2.5
baths, eat-in kitchen and formal dining room.
1,880 sq. ft. New sea wall and dock.
When Buying or Selling, Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
2217 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria Island
Great Selection of
Beachfront Bayview Gardenview
Weekly rates from $500.00
Monthly rates from $1,200.00
Contact: Debbie Dial
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3222 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275
YOGA now offered in Holmes Beach. Beginning, ad-
vanced & senior classes. Call 778-3892 for enrollment
BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
"House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
66 CHRYSLER New Yorker. Great looking. No rust.
Runs great. $2,700. 794-0298 after 6:00 pm.
1966 MUSTANG Excellent condition. $4,500 OBO.
Daytime 366-5000. Evenings 355-7035.
86 SUZUKI SAMURAI $2,650. Great condition. 778-
1987 BUICK LeSABRE Nice 4 door, white, new tires,
stereo, A/C with 60,000 miles. Good mileage. Private
owner. $4,500. 778-7824.
Find the key to the home of your dreams in The Islander.
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SUN PLAZA WEST
View the shimmering water of the Gulf of Mexico
from this 2BR/2BA Gulffront complex. Tumkey fur-
nished, two lanais, heated pool, sauna, lighted ten-
nis court, elevator. $149,000.
Call Rose 778-2261 or after hours 778-7780.
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STEAL A DEAL!
New Island Home Priced Below Competition.
Features 2 BR /2 BA- vaulted ceilings, great room
with open deck Lots of storage and carport area that
can be enclosed at buyer's request Very close to
beach. Asking 114,900.
For Sale by Owner: Call 778 2806
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law Suite. Sandy white beach. $399,000.
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5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
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VACUUM SALES & SERVICE
Opening Feb. 1 in Marina Mall
We carry all makes & models
SWe take trades
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Same Dependable, Prompt, Quality Service
at a New Location.
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15' 6" RIVIERA Tri hull with open bow. 35 HP Johnson.
Magic tilt trailer. $1200 OBO. 778-6569.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
CHARTER SAILING Half or full days. Call Captain
George for reservations. 778-2939.
VOLUNTEERS NOW ACCEPTED. For Tingley Me-
morial Library. Part-time or full-time. 778-9413 or 778-
HOUSEKEEPER Needed part-time for beachfront
motel. 15 to 20 hours per week. Apply in person at
Sand & Sea Motel, 2412 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
HOUSEKEEPER Beach resort. Guarantee 25 hours.
Up to $7.50 hour. Paid vacation, profit sharing. 778-
FRONT DESK Beach resort. 30 to 35 hours. Good
starting pay. Paid vacation, profit sharing, computer
experience helpful. 778-6628.
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.
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.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by Carleen.
15 years experience. No job to small. For free esti-
mates call voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
CHEERFUL, REFINED mature companion for home
care, driving, shopping, errands, appointments and
light cooking. Dependable Island resident. 778-0601.
MARY KAY COSMETICS-Free facials. Free deliv-
ery, Call Donna Jean. 383-3202.
PRIVATE DUTY LPN available for part-time relief
care. Reasonable rates for excellent care. 778-5246.
CNA, HHA available part-time for personal care
housekeeping, cooking, laundry, appointments, shop-
ping and errands. Dependable Island resident. Local
HOME REPAIR SERVICE- Professional tile installa-
tion, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exterior. All
repairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years experi-
ence. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island resi-
dent references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERYS CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee County
resident 25 years. Call today for a free estimate. Ken
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the Island for
17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.
Interior/Exterior Painting. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730.
Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
LIC #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free esti-
mates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repairs. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
HOME REPAIR Seniors discount. Special rate for
mobile homes. 24 hour service. Island resident for 22
years. Call Pete 778-2812.
ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf Drive.
Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS.,-
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Seasonal, annual available
rentals. 3BR/2.5B. 2 car garage. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Also units for sale. Excalibur Realty. 795-4394.
GULFFRONT Wonderful views from this fur.-l
nished, 2/1, apartment with pool and sandy walking
beach in quiet area of Holmes Beach. Availabilities
from Dec. to Apr. 94 at $625 per week. Call Pat
SEASONAL BAYFRONT condo. Open Jan. and Feb.
due to cancellation. Large 2/2, beautiful view, tennis,
pool, washer/dryer, etc. $1800 month for Jan. & Feb.
or $2100 for 1 month. Island Real Estate 778-6066.
SEASONAL Gulffront/canal homes and condos.
Weekly and monthly. Call Debbie Thrasher, Anna
Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
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ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. 2/1, central air,
rattan fumiture, cable and w/d. Seasonal $1200 month
includes utilities. Jan. thru April. 778-8233 weekends/
BRADENTON BEACH waterfront duplex. 2/1, w/d
hookups, davits, view of Intracoastal, walk to beach,
carport and central A/C. Annual $700 month. 1st/last/
MAGNIFICENT 3/2 Anna Maria beachfront home.
Panoramic sunset views of gulf from every window.
Beachfront patio steps to water. Available now and all
1994. All amenities. Hurry!. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-3171.
APARTMENT FOR RENT 1/1, furnished. Cable.TV &
microwave. 1.5 blocks to beach. Quiet neighborhood.
Utilities inc. Seasonal/annual available. 778-9413.
FOR RENT 2/2 duplex apartment. West of Gulf Drive.
Three houses from Gulf. Completely furnished. Cen-
tral A/C & heat. Florida room. Yearly furnished $1000
month plus utilities. Seasonal $1520 month plus tax
and utilities. Call Betty Cole 813-778-2422.
LOVELY GUEST HOUSE 2/1, 65th St., Holmes
Beach. Newly remodeled with lanai overlooking tropi-
cal garden. One block to beach. Weekly or monthly
THE CARRIAGE HOUSE Classic Anna Maria Island
beach cottage. 1/1 with screened porch. Carpeted,
fully furnished, washer/dryer, microwave, cable TV. A
stones throw from beach and bay. Annual $500 month.
1st & last plus electric. 778-3205.
BRADENTON BEACH Large 1BR home furnished.
1/2 block to Gulf beach and city pier. 114 3rd St. S.
LOVELY DUPLEX UNIT 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes
Beach. Available Jan., Feb. & Mar. 1994 & 1995. 813-
COMMERCIALLY ZONED SHOP in Anna Maria Post
Office Plaza. Available now. Probably best location for
walk-in traffic in the City of Anna Maria. Call T. H. COle
FOR RENT 3/3 beach house just steps to beautiful
beach. Fully equipped. Available for month of Febru-
ary. Call 778-4468.
HOLMES BEACH duplex. 1/1 upstairs. Unfurnished.
Annual. $400 month. First/last/electric/deposit. Non-
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1 furnished duplex. Two
blocks to beach and shopping. Covered parking. Sea-
sonal or annual. 778-0468.
NOW AVAILABLE due to late cancellations:
* 2/2 at Westbay Cove Condo, Anna Maria Island.
Close to bay, beach and all services. Heated pool.
Available March 1994.
* 3/2 at North Beach Village Condo, Anna Maria Island.
Garage, pool, close to beach. Available Feb. & Mar.
Also some April vacancies. Old Florida Realty Com-
HOLMES BEACH 1/1 fumished duplex. Two blocks to
beach and shopping. Covered parking. Seasonal or
ISLAND LIVING 100 yards to Gulf. 1BR completely
furnished. Ground floor. Excellent condition. 778-5246.
SEASONAL 3/1. Sundecks. Two blocks to beach.
Central air. Available Feb., 1 March 14. April 16 -
July 1. $1250 month. 778-9546.
VACATION/SEASONAL 2/1 furished duplex. Clean.
Includes utilities, washer/dryer. Available Jan. April.
Reasonable. Close to beach. No pets. References.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Unfumished rentals:
...Baywinds Condo, 2/2 loft, Bayfront/Gulfview, $850.
...104 Pelican, 4/3, pool, dock, $1500.
...Perico Bay Club, 2/2, beautiful view, $900.
Neal & Neal Rentals 813-778-9477 or 800-422-6325.
KEY ROYALE 624 Foxworth. 100 ft. canalfront. 3/2.5,
living room, dining room, kitchen with eating area. 2 car
garage. $225,000. 778-7837.
BY OWNER Two story brick. 4/2.5 with family room.
Oak floors. Completely renovated. Two car attached
garage. Separate brick studio. Northwest Bradenton.
Best schools. Must see. $179,000. Call 794-0145.
FOR SALE (WITH LEASE BACK) Deep water
canalfront home. Well maintained 3/2. Spilt plan, all
upgraded, new A/C unit. Boat dock with water & elec-
tric. Asking $229,000. Call 813-778-6140.
HOLMES BEACH LOT by owner. Great neighbor-
hood, short walk to beach. 90 X 90. Zoned single fam-
ily. Call collect 412-794-3422.
HOLMES BEACH Large 2/2 and 1/1 elevated duplex.
Two blocks to beach and shopping. Owner financing
available. $169,000. 778-0468.
AUTHENTIC ISLAND HOME Located on secluded
waterfront isle with Interstate access. Gourmet
kitchen, wood floors, tin roof, fireplace and French
CANALFRONT CONDO w/40' dock, 2/2, 1630 sq. ft.
plus 2 screened porches, vaulted ceilings. Smugglers
Landing, Cortez. $210,000. 792-7979.
RARE FIND Walking beach. Gulf. 1/1, enclosed lanai,
elevator and secured building. Covered parking.
Martinique Condo. $129,500. Towne & Shore Realty.
778-2940 or 779-2044.
GULF OF MEXICO HOME 3+2+2+. Divorce sale by
owner. New air, appraisal, great walking beach, rock
fireplace, etc. 619-329-0193. Reduced below ap-
BUSINESS FOR SALE The only established dog
grooming shop on Anna Maria Island. Excellent clien-
tele. 7.5 years following. Turnkey operation. 778-2095
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