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Wiersema jailed on contempt charge
By Pat Copeland
Daniel Wiersema was jailed last week on a civil con-
tempt charge for failure to remove illegal construction
Wiersema was takento court by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) in December on charges
of unlawful coastal construction for unpermitted dirt, decks,
porches and rubble on his property at 3220 Gulf Drive in
Holmes Beach. He was ordered.a year ago to remove any-
thing smaller than six feet by six feet by two feet or weigh-
Lt. Jay Romine appears destined to be the next chief
of the Holmes Beach Police Department. At press time
Tuesday night, the council was expected to confirm
Mayor Pat Geyer's appointment of Romine.
Romine has been acting police chief since the termina-
tion of former Chief Rick Maddox on July 28, 1993. Romine
has been with the department since 1986. Prior to that, he
served as a auxiliary officer with the department
Tuesday will be a busy day for Islanders: it's Election
Day for Holmes Beach voters, and a public airing will be
held on the Cortez Bridge repair proposal.
Florida Department of Transportation officials will be
on hand at the St Bernard Catholic Church Activity Cen-
ter from 5-8 p.m. to discuss the options to repair the
bridge. The church is at 248 S. Harbor Drive.
DOT officials have presented two options to repair
the bridge decking and mechanics of the Cortez Bridge:
Close the bridge between midnight and 6 am. for
about 25 weeks, have one-lane traffic only during daytime
hours, and with total construction to take about 31 weeks.
Cost: $3 million.
Close the bridge completely to vehicular traffic for
20-40 days, with total construction activity to take about
26 weeks. Cost: $2.2 million.
DOT officials hope to start work next February.
DOT spokeswoman Cathy Palmer said the public
hearing will be informal, with a number of officials
present to answer questions from interested people.
The most controversial element of the proposed repair
seems to be when total closure would take place. A num-
ber of business people on and off the Island have asked
that any total closure of the bridge to vehicular traffic take
place between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
A meeting of all interested business people will be held
Friday at 11 am. at the Bradenton Beach City Hall, sponsored
by the Bradenton Beach Civic Association.
ing less than 500 pounds by Jan. 10 or face jail.
A recent DEP inspection of the property showed that
the material had not been removed, putting in motion the
judge's order to have Wiersema jailed.
Wiersema had the opportunity to file a motion of re-
hearing or appeal the judge's order on or before Jan. 10.
"We got no notice of an appeal and the time for appeal
is over," explained Dana Wiehle, assistant general council for
DEP. "But I got a phone call from an attorney who claims to
represent Wiersema and he said he's going to file a writ of
habeas corpus a request to the court to release someone
who they allege is being unconstitutionally held."
Wiehle said the next step in the process is to wait
"Under the judge's order, Wiersema doesn't get out
of jail, provided there's no merit to the writ that's being
proposed to be filed, until he removes from his property
all rocks, boulders, decks, etc. built without a permit"
Both the state and the City of Holmes Beach have fines
in the form of liens on the property for failure to remove
material. The state fine is $587,000 and the city's is approxi-
mately $152,000. The city's fine, which began on April 24,
1992, continues to build at the rate of $250 per day.
Ringm asters for a night Islander Photo: Jeannie Frieda
Megan Kyzer, left was grand prize winner Honorary Ringmaster of the coloring contest sponsored by The
Islander Bystander and Allan Hill's Great American Circus. She presided over the first show and posed before the
opening ceremonies with their ringmaster, Brian LaPalme and her sister, Amanda. Megan is a fourth grade student
at Anna Maria School. Amanda won family passes for her entry in her kindergarten class.
Katharine Wight, a columnist
with The Islander Bystander
and seventh grade student at
King Middle School, an-
nounced the opening of the
circus's second evening
performance as honorary
Islander Photo Courtesy:
Douglas R. Wight
Mayor Pierola retains seat on MPO
An apparent reversal of opinion has allowed
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola to retain her seat
on a regional transportation planning board.
Metropolitan Planning Organization attorney Eliza-
beth Woodford three weeks ago opined that Pierola would
have to give up the seat on the MPO to another represen-
tative from the Island.
Last week, Woodford said if the other cities on Anna
Maria Island were happy with Pierola's representation, she
wouldhave no problem with Perola's retention onthe MPO.
Woodford's original decision spurred a flurry of ac-
tivity from Island elected officials. Most of the resultant
animosity was directed at MPO Chairman Joe McClash,
author of a letter directing Pierola to step aside to allow
another Island representative to sit on the MPO.
At the heart of the dispute was the interpretation of a
1993 Florida statute regulating terms of office on MPOs.
The statute calls for rotation of members on the MPO
among cities annually to allow balanced representation.
The Island is represented on the MPO through an Island-
wide organization called the Island Transportation Planning
Organization. Its membership numbers three: a representative
from each of the Island cities. Currently, thethree mayors are
the ITPO members. The chairman, according to the ITPO
bylaws, sits on the MPO board and may do so for up to two
years. Pierola is the chairman.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Maddox hearing ......................... Page 2
Letters........................................ Page 6
Candidate profiles ...................... Page 8
School Daze ....................... Page 16-17
Outdoors ...................................Page 24
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
MARCH 3, 1994
lW PAGE 2 MARCH 3, 1994 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Review board sustains Maddox termination
By Pat Copeland
With a vote of two to one, the Holmes Beach Com-
plaint Review Board last week upheld the firing of former
Police Chief Rick Maddox.
Maddox, who was terminated by Mayor Pat Geyer on
July 28, 1993, sought the hearing before the three-mem-
ber board. Members included Councilman Rich
Bohnenberger, selected by the city; Pinellas Park Police
Chief David Milchan, selected by Maddox; and former Fl.
Rep. Peggy Simone, selected by the two.
Geyer was the first to be questioned in the marathon
hearing, which continued for nearly 10 hours. She detailed
a history of problems with Maddox.
"Inmy second year as mayor, I started hearing rumors
about morale problems at the police department," she re-
called. "None of those problems came directly to me; they
went through the city clerk. At first, I just thought it was
Geyer said she took no action because she didn't have
first-hand knowledge of any incidents.
Early in 1992, said Geyer, the department's sergeants
came to her seeking a meeting between her, all the
department's employees and the chief to discuss prob-
lems. However, the meeting was only attended by her, the
sergeants and the chief, because "the employees all got
scared of losing their jobs and wouldn't come forward."
Geyer said the sergeants aired employee problems
and the chief told them "if they had problems with what
he was doing and they had a better suggestion, they should
just stand there and yell at him. I knew that wouldn't work,
because you don't yell at your superior."
Morale improved when Maddox was away attending
the FBI Academy, but the rumors and stories began again
after his return, said Geyer. In May 1993, she was invited
to a barbecue at the home of Lt. Jay Romine at the request
of the department's employees:
."There were about 18 employees and spouses," re-
called Geyer. "After the meal they sat around and talked.
From that I found that the morale was lower than I ever
thought morale could be. The spouses were so upset that
they were ready for their husbands or wives to quit their
jobs, because they were bringing things home and mak-
ing their home life unbearable."
Geyer said she knew she must act and, following her
vacation, she placed Maddox on probation and began
separate weekly meetings with the chief and with employ-
ees to find a solution. However, she said Maddox "did not
accept that there were any problems at all. He didn't ac-
cept this probation or anything. That's when I realized
there was no hope."
On July 28, with the concurrence of council, she ter-
minated his employment
Maddox's attorney Paul Rowell then questioned
Geyer, focusing on why employees did not follow the
standard grievance procedure, the mayor drawing conclu-
sions based on what she heard at Romine's barbecue,
employees compiling journal entries concerning examples
of Maddox's behavior after the probation was in place and
whether she gave Maddox sufficient time to improve his
behavior toward employees.
Geyer responded that employees were afraid of ret-
ribution if they complained to Maddox, she felt the em-
ployees at the barbecue were representative of the depart-
ment, she needed documentation of incidents for the files
and Maddox never accepted the fact that there was a prob-
lem; therefore, he made no attempt at correction.
Milchan questioned Geyer closely on her reasons for
Maddox's termination given in the memo to Maddox on
July 28, 1993, asking for detailed examples of each.
Bohnenberger's questioning further clarified Geyer's re-
sponses to Milchan and Rowell
The board questioned Col. Al Dennison and Maj.
Richard Ferrance of the Manatee County Sheriff s Depart-
ment concerning relations between the departments.
Dennison said through deputies, a former employee
and a present employee he learned of dissention and dis-
content in the department due to the chief"not providing
proper leadership or a harmonious atmosphere."
Ferrance said, "When we tried to deal with problems he
would write letters and make derogatory comments about our
employees. It created a poor working relationship."
Both cited problems between departments over use of
equipment such as the 800 MHz communications system and
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement computer sys-
Rowell's co-council, Blake Melhuish, questioned
Romine, going over each of Romine's journal entries con-
cerning incidents with Maddox.
Maddox then countered information given in some
journal entries made by employees. In others, he offered
explanations for his behavior.
Maddox described his management style as "by the
book" but qualified that with "if I feel the book is wrong
or inappropriate rather than being violated, it should be
Of his communications skill, Maddox said, "I'm
probably a little louder than most, perhaps a little more
brusque than seems to be the norm today."
Rowell asked Maddox when he was first aware that
the mayor was dissatisfied with his performance. Maddox
said it was when she asked him to resign on July 2, 1993.
He refused and was placed on probation.
"I didn't feel I did anything to warrant that," ex-
Maddox said he did not receive any specifics from the
mayor on how to correct his management deficiencies. He
further maintained thathe was "expressly forbidden from con-
ducting any type of investigation or dealing with any of the
people concerning these problems" during his probation.
Simone said that, in the probation memo, Maddox
was directed not to discipline, suspend, reprimand or sus-
pend employees without the mayor's approval.
"This does not say that you were prohibited from
gently effecting cooperation and eliciting what their prob-
lems were with you in a non-aggressive manner," she
Maddox said he received a verbal directive from the
mayor and "was barred from dealing with any issue con-
cerning this morale problem with the employees. In my
interpretation, that meant I was not allowed, no matter
how big.the kid gloves, to deal with people. It was the
mayor's intent to deal with them."
Other witnesses included Councilman Don Howard, Po-
lice Clerk Nancy Bennett and Dispatcher Bonnie Lalos. ,
Simone observed, "What it's going to basically come
down to is who we believe. We've heard conflicting state-
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MAYOR OF HOLMES BEACH
Joy Courtney for mayor of Holmes Beach
* In favor of preserving the wonderful quality of life in
* In favor of retaining motel density at its current level.
* In favor of controlled spending to relieve our tax bur-
* In favor of preserving the existing height of the
Manatee Avenue Bridge.
* In favor of preserving all waterfronts.
* In favorof controlling street flooding.
* In favor of Holmes Beach beautification.
* Will be a full-time mayor accessible to all.
Your vote for me will show that you,
the people, are in charge of the city,
and your concern for your neighbors
and friends who have no vote.
Please vote for Joy Courtney for mayor.
Vote March 8 Polling location: Island Branch Library.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MARCH 3, 1994 A PAGE 3 I-f
Island visitor, fisherman, ex-police chief Maurice Cullinane encountered the bi-
zarre while on a fishing trip aboard a boat just off the north end of Anna Maria.
According to police reports and rescue workers, the accident occurred about 1
p.m. Monday in choppy waters. Cullinane and two friends were fishing aboard a 25-
foot open boat
Mark Gobo and Ed Edmund, owners of Offshore Towing, based at Galati Ma-
rine in Anna Maria, responded to the fishermen's call for help.
Gobo said, "the anchor was secured to a bow cleat and flew off the boat The line
tightened, jerked, and smacked him in the back of the head. He was still seated on the
bow chair when we got there. He must have been in shock, cause he said he wasn't
in much pain."
I asked him how he was doing, said Gobo, and he answered, "I've had better
Gobo said he estimated it was a 20-pound anchor stuck in two to three inches on
the lower left side of the cranium.
A full contingent of emergency workers met Cullinane and Offshore Towing at
Galati Marine. From there, he was transported to the nearest safe helicopter landing
site at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The emergency crew from Bayflite took over and transported Cullinane to
Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg where he is reported to be in critical but
stable condition. He remains in intensive care there.
Anna Maria may get
An ordinance prohibiting discharge of a wide range
of weapons may soon be passed in Anna Maria City. A
second reading of the ordinance took place at last week's
regular commission meeting.
The ordinance would prohibit any weapon, including
a starter gun, which is designed to expel a projectile or
which could be readily converted to expel a projectile.
The proposed ordinance further states, "firearms
would also include all BB guns, air guns, pellet rifles,
compressed air guns, wrist rockets, sling shots or similar
weapons by whatever name known which propel shots,
shells, pellets or other projectiles through the use of com-
pressed gas, elastic bands or spring action.
If passed, violators of the ordinance would be found
guilty of a misdemeanor of second degree. Offenders could
be fined and/or imprisoned for term not exceeding 60 days.
upheld by board
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
ments all along,"
In his closing argument, city attorney Richard Groff
maintained that Geyer recognized the serious morale problem
and developed a plan to correct it, but Maddox would not
cooperate. He said she took appropriate action to resolve the
In his closing arguments, Rowell maintained that the
mayor's investigative process was not proper and there
was a rush to judgment. He said Maddox should be given
another chance to meet the mayor's expectations.
After some discussion, the board voted on the four
alternatives given them that the termination was un-
founded, exonerated, not sustained or sustained.
With Milchan casting the dissenting vote, the board
voted to sustain the termination.
Anna Maria City
Wednesday, 3/2, 7:30 p.m., Planning Commission
Tuesday, 3/8, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
Wednesday, 3/9, 7:30 p.m., Civic Association
Thursday, 3/3, 7 p.m., Council meeting
Thursday, 3/3, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
Tuesday, 3/8, 3 p.m., Planning Commission
Friday, 3/4, 11 am., Business People Workshop
on Cortez Bridge rehab, sponsored by Bradenton
Beach Civic Association,
Bradenton Beach City Hall
STuesday, 3/8, Election Day, Holmes Beach
Tuesday, 3/8, 5-8 p.m., Florida Department of
Transportation public airing, Cortez Bridge repair
I am not a career politician like some who are run-
ning again. I have no hidden agendas like others who are
running. Our city hall is under attack whether it be
from the HOTELIERS who are looking for any way to
expand or the new regulations coming from State and
Federal Government. You need good professional rep-
Please vote for me and my thirty years experience in
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Bike paths, drainage solutions may be in Gulf Drive future
By Paul Roat
Imagine this landscape in the not-so-distant future:
Stroll or bike along Gulf Drive on a wide, tree-shaded
concrete path. Benches dot the walkway, and the white
sandy beach serves as a forefront to the spectacular sun-
set. The walkway extends from Fourth Street South
through Cortez Beach to Coquina Beach. The path snakes
under the Longboat Pass Bridge and ties into the sidewalk
south through Longboat Key to Sarasota.
Imagine wildflowers and trees lining Gulf Drive,
which is free from floodwater thanks to the reflecting
pools that dot the highway. The ponds also retain the pol-
luting chemicals before they enter Sarasota Bay.
The imagery may become reality if preliminary dis-
cussion from a special task force are approved by Island,
county and state officials.
A task force to study state road 789 Gulf Drive -
has been meeting since last year to try to resolve landscap-
ing, pedestrian and motorist problems with the busy road-
way. One of the most significant restraints the four-mem-
ber task force has to work within is the knowledge that
four-laning the road is not an option; all work on the high-
way must be done within its two-lane configuration.
The group has until May to present a proposal to
Manatee County Commissioners, who will in turn make
suggestions to the Florida Department of Transportation,
the group which will do improvements to the highway.
The toss is on same time
Ringers, leaners and tosses were the familiar words of
the day beside Anna Maria City Hall last Saturday as
the Island horseshoe competition officially got under
way. Ed Callen, chief organizer of the rivalry, said the
event was so successful volunteers are building two
new pits for next Saturday's match. Sixteen men, some
equipped with their very own shoes, arrived to toss and
enjoy spirited camaraderie at the first organized
competition. Forget beach balls, volley ball and
shuffleboard Come as you are to Anna Maria next
Saturday at 10 a.m. and enjoy the new pits. (Writer's
note: Why no female pitchers?)
Islander Photo: Jeannie Friedman
Chairman Mike Bartles has agreed to present and
receive approval from officials from the three Island cit-
ies prior to submitting any plan to county officials. He has
said he will also present the task force recommendations
to the Island Transportation Planning Organization for that
The task force has focused on Gulf Drive from Mana-
tee Avenue south to the Longboat Pass Bridge.
Areas of concern for the group include landscaping,
stormwater, bicycle and pedestrian paths and traffic flow.
Landscaping-may be the easiest of the problems to re-
solve on the roadway, thanks in part of Marge Soeflker. She
has become a firebrand for highway beautification on the Is-
land, rallying a group of citizens from each of the cities intent
on plantings and other streetscapes along Gulf Drive.
Soeffker addressed the 789 Task Force last week and
was warmly received. TaskForce member John Chappie
of Bradenton Beach will coordinate efforts with her to
develop a landscape design that can extend Island-wide.
Stormwater runoff on Gulf Drive may be the most
difficult to resolve of the group's identified problems.
However, Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim Kissick may
have come up with the solution to one of the biggest ar-
eas of concern.
Cortez Beach, between Fourth Street South and 14th
Street South, is a perennial flooding nightmare. Kissick
has repeatedly said the problem with the parking area was
caused by county highway crews when they leveled the
parking lot 20 years ago. His suggestion: restore the higher
elevation to allow the water to gently flow from the park-
ing lot, across Gulf Drive, and intoAnna Maria Sound.
DOT and county engineers said they will look into
that suggestion as the easiest and most cost-effective
means to resolve the flooding problem.
Other areas of flooding concern are the S-curves at the
2100 Block of Gulf Drive as wellas near the Manatee Pub-
lic Beach. Engineers are looking atretentionponds to trap and
hold water at those sites to keep the flooding off the highway.
Probably the most exciting of the plans presented by
the 789 Task Force lies in the pedestrian and bicycle paths
along Gulf Drive. The group is looking at a pathway that
would tie into the network on Longboat Key, enabling
walkers or strollers to travel from Sarasota to Anna Maria.
The task force agreed the path should be on the west
side of Gulf Drive. They are looking at plans to develop
a sidewalk that would go along the beach from Cortez
Beach south along Coquina Beach, as well.
The task force is also investigating "roundabouts" at
Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue, as well as at Coquina
Beach near Leffis Key, as methods to keep traffic flow-
ing smoothly without the need for traffic signals.
Roundabouts are circular intersections.
The next meeting of the 789 Task Force will be
March 9 in Holmes Beach City Hall, beginning at 7 p.m.
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Mums theword for all officials at all times in all places
By Jeannie Friedman
"Government in the Sunshine" applies to appointed
as well as elected officials and even to private citizens,
according to Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye.
At a special city meeting last week, Dye explained
that in addition to elected city officials, Florida's Sunshine
Laws apply to members of all boards and commissions
including advisory boards and ad hoc committees. The
laws also apply to private citizen who have a vested in-
terest in any matter which may require a vote in the future.
According to Dye, "Any item which may come before
aboard or commissions considered official business. Meet-
ings between two or more members of the same board dis-
cussing official business is a violation of the Sunshine Law.
"This includes telephone conversations, hallway
meetings, sidewalk meetings, memos and letters with a
reply expected or asked for."
The only conversations which may be held in the
shade outside the Sunshine Law confines are attor-
ney/client conferences regarding litigation.
"Unless there is a public notice, it is illegal for two
members of the same board to remain at a Rotary or
Kiwanis meeting where pot holes are being discussed,"
Dye said. "If it is likely that pot holes will be the subject
of a future vote, one member must leave the meeting."
Officials are also prohibited from contacts outside of
a noticed public hearing with neighborhood associations
and coalitions attempting to influence pending matters of
a "quasi-judicial" nature. Quasi-judicial decisions are
based on evidence presented at a noticed hearing; it is
applying the existing rules to a particular situation.
The law states that any official action taken outside
the Sunshine Law is void. Additionally, the violator is
required to pay for attorney fees if legal action is required
to enforce the law.
A knowing violation is a second degree misdemeanor
with a penalty of 60 days in jail and/or a $500 fine and a
possible removal from office.
... and Anna Maria swearing-in ceremony a first as a result
Because of a recent Florida Supreme Court decision,
the Anna Maria Board of Zoning Appeals held a first-ever.
swearing-in ceremony last week.
The court ruling had the effect of placing variances
and rezonings under the definition of "quasi-judicial" pro-
ceedings. Previously, decisions on such matters were con-
The significance in the change is that hearings, though
still informal, will now be more structured and will require
more ceremony. Since code enforcement hearings are
now considered appellate activities, appeals can be made
based on the local hearing.
In essence, new standards must now be used in land
use hearings and local government when rezoning or
variances are involved will be conducted more like a
court of law.
The board of zoning appeals, acting on advice from
City Attorney Jim Dye, held the swearing-in ceremony
prior to last week's hearing. The board voted in favor of
granting two setback variances and a request for a density
At a special city meeting, Dye presented an interpre-
tation of the court decision. His written interpretation said,
"Mistakes made in the heat of public hearings were pre-
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viously not fatal because a trial was a new start. Little by
little, the courts began to review zoning hearings as an
appellate activity. Now, review is by
appeal based on the record before lo-
cal commissions and boards."
The procedure of a quasi-judicial
hearing is different from a quasi-legis-
lative hearing. Testimony must be
sworn; witnesses can be cross exam-
ined; evidence must be factually based,
not based on public or neighborhood
sentiment. Codes (including compre-
hensive plans) and whether an applica-
tion meets codes become of supreme
issues was prompted by an attempted rezoning by Jack
and Gail Synder of Merritt Island in Brevard County. The
The new ruling also applies
to special interest groups
such as neighborhood
associations and coalitions
attempting to influence
pending matters of a quasi-
importance, according to Dye's interpretation of the Su-
preme Court's decision.
Dye also cautioned elected officials and citizens who
serve on boards and commissions to avoid contact outside
of the public hearing process. Ex parte communications
(communications outside a public hearing) are prohibited.
The prohibition applies to special interest groups such as
neighborhood associations and coalitions attempting to
influence pending matters of a quasi-judicial nature.
The change in the way government handles land use
Snyders had a half-acre tract of land
which was zoned for single-family
homes, although the comprehensive
plan allowed 15 units per acre. The
Snyders requested a zoning change,
which was denied by the county com-
mission based on neighbors' com-
plaints of added traffic.
The Snyders took the matter to
circuit court, the district court of appeals
and, eventually, the Florida Supreme
In its Oct. 7, 1993, ruling, the Court stated that "his-
torically, local governments have exercised the zoning
power pursuant to a broad delegation of state legislative
power subject only to constitutional limitations.
"Inhibited only by the loose judicial scrutiny afforded
by the fairly debatable rule, local zoning systems devel-
oped in a markedly inconsistent manner ... and zoning
decisions are too often ad hoc, sloppy and self-serving
decisions with well-defined adverse consequences with-
out off-setting benefits."
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Yes, another election
If it seems like wejust did this, you're right But that was
AnnaMaria and now it's the turn ofvoters in Holmes Beach.
The largest city on the island will elect a mayor and two coun-
cil members to two-year terms, with the third-highest
votegetter filling the one-year remainder of Rich
Bohnenberger's term, who resigned from council to run for
There's a first for the city in this election the first
time a husband and wife have run in the same election. Joy
and Luke Courtney are running for mayor and council, re-
It may also be the first time a candidate failed to show
for all interviews and forums and ran no campaign of any
sort not even a sign on the road for David Schueneman.
Our recommendations, then, for Holmes Beach voters.
Regularreaders of The IslanderBystanderwillrecognize
candidate Joy Courtney from her feature stories and coverage
of the City of Anna Maria. Wehope to make it clear once
again-that Courtney was notinvolvedin covering Holmes
Beach politics, she did not edit stories concerning Holmes
Beach politics during her tenure, and she has not been em-
ployed by the newspaper since December.
Courtney offers voters a choice for a well-organized
manager for city hall. She understands the process of city
government and would work well in the administrative
position of mayor.
RichBohnenberger has been an excellent representative
to the Holmes Beach City Council for the past year. We can
wholeheartedly agree with his own analysis of his past per-
formance-hereallydoes hishomework, andhe doesit well.
Holmes Beach wouldbe well servedwithhis knowledge and
consideration of important issues as mayor.
Both candidates offer unique perspectives to the po-
sition of mayor. Due to our past relationship with
Courtney, though, we decline to endorse one mayoral
candidate over another. Both are qualified, hard-working
and either would serve the city well.
The biggest issue in the city prior to the election was
brought about by fear of a "Motel 6" atmosphere in the
motel district, not council acting to create increased den-
sity the fear of increased density.
We most fear the consequences of encroachment by
motels and short-term rentals in theresidential neighborhoods.
We want to recommend members to council that can
do the job without encumbrances, fulfilling the need for
leaders in our community.
For council, both incumbent mayor Pat Geyer and
incumbent Carol Whitmore have demonstrated their abil-
ity to tackle tough issues and take a stand for what they
believe is best for Holmes Beach.
We recommend Pat Geyer and Carol Whitmore for
Holmes Beach Council.
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Thank you for the eloquent editorial (Feb. 10) con-
cerning Longboat's garbage.
Already we knew about their affluence and their in-
fluence. Now we are to experience their effluents, com-
ing at us in a steady stream! Thanks to our county com-
missioners, we have once again been handed what a friend
of mine might call the effluvial end of the stick.
"Effluvial" is an olfactory word that sounds a lot bet-
ter than what it means. It means something that "really
stinketh," but it veils its unpleasantness in velvety-sound-
ing syllables that soothe. Similarly St. Jerome, the Latin
translator of the Bible, referred to a four-day-old corpse
as quatriduanus, which comes across in English as
"quatriduan," and sounds melodious. But what it really
means in the context is malodorous!
Your editorial has admirably stated the downside of
the garbage deal with Longboat. Those reasons should
have sufficed. Unfortunately, money talks too, again with
a velvety voice. If the devil can turn himself into an an-
gel of light, he can certainly turn into a shower of gold,
though perhaps in a Longboat contest one should speak
of a flash of green.
County commissioners are impressed by such things,
even though a hint of the effluvial may hover in the air.
They have sold our soul to mephitic Mephistopheles.
Tom Hoey, Bradenton Beach
New light on AIDs,
This letter is in response to recent articles in the Islander
Bystander regarding homosexuals and gay rights. I'm sure
that many people are tired of hearing about the issues, but the
1990s are bringing a new light on the subjects.
President Clinton has recently opposed the campaigns
to block or repeal anti-discrimination laws for homosexu-
als, and many magazines (Vanity Fair, People, etc.) have
just run stories on lesbians and lesbian relationships. Ho-
mosexuals are not the monsters that the "American Fam-
ily Association" makes them out to be. They don't go
around "sodomizing your children." How many of the
child molesters that have been arrested have been openly
gay men or women? How many of you have actually been
sexually approached by a homosexual?
Gay people are just as "normal" as anyone else in
every sense of the word, other than that they choose to live
their life with someone of the same sex. "Morality" should
be a word used along with who a person is rather than
what they are. If a person is their own way in life, then
why should it matter that their "spouse" is a same sex
Almost everyone knows someone who is gay, they
just don't know it. They are your children, your brothers
or sisters, your nieces or nephews, your school teachers,
doctors, business associates; or that "very nice man" down
the street that you wanted to fix your niece up with.
Some of them were actually born gay because of
something different in their genetic makeup, not because
their parents did anything wrong. Many of them are gay
because of childhood sexual abuse. Over half of the les-
bians I know were sexually abused as children by their
uncles, olderbrothers, or "Mom's boyfriend."
Can you really blame them for feeling uncomfortable
with men? They don't hate men, they just don't want to
have sex with them.
AIDS has been a major setback to gay rights because
people see it as a "Gay Disease" that God is using to pun-
ish homosexuals. If this is true, then why are lesbians (that
are not IV drug users) in the lowest risk category for AIDS
Most of you are afraid of something you don't under-
stand and probably don't want to. You are afraid that if a
gay rights law is passed, then you'll have to hire, work
with, or rent to homosexuals, or have them teaching your
children in school. Sorry folks, you already do.
All the law will do is allow people who are good
workers, good tenants, or good teachers to continue to do
so without the fear of others finding out that they go home
to "Betty" instead of "Bob".
Voting for gay rights does not mean that you approve of
the gay lifestyle. It only means that you agree that they should
have the same rights to housing and employment that every
other American has. Or would you rather they live on wel-
fare or in public housing and let your taxes pay for it?
Joan Carter, Island business bwner
THOSE WERE THE FAYS
Part 3, Anna Maria in the Movies,
by June Alder
A poster ofAmerica'sfavorite movie star, Charlie Chaplin, adorned the Anna Maria
general store when Paul Gilmore was making pictures on the Island.
A DATE WITH
"The Isle of Destiny," the picture that
was made by the Character Picture Corpo-
ration at Anna Maria last spring, has just
completed a run of several weeks at the
Broadway Theatre in New York City.
According to Mr. Paul.Gilmore the picture
was received with enthusiasm, and press
notices that have been run relating to the
picture have been outspoken in their praise
of the photography and the beautiful scen-
ery that is shown.
The story portrayed in the picture is a
very pretty romance that takes place in the
Philippine Islands. Mr. Gilmore, who
plays the leading role, is shown as a
wealthy self-made man who is a large
plantation owner. He is entangled in a ro-
mance and rescues the heroine from a
burning ship and he and his rescued lady
are washed ashore on a desert island and
are attacked by savages.
The picture was made on Anna Maria
Key and the many islands dotting the wa-
ters off the coast of Manatee County. Mr.
Gilmore says that he has closed a contract
to take the picture on a tour and he will
accompany the picture giving various
sketches and also lectures. He says that he
is going to boost the West Coast every
chance he gets.
Mr. Gilmore has the offer of contracts
for several other pictures but he will be
unable to fulfill the contracts until the
bridge to Anna maria is built. The making
of these pictures will require a number of
workmen as well as a corps of artists, and
it means much to Bradentown to get be-
hind the bridge and see that it is built with-
Manatee River Journal, March 3,
Having landed a leading role in a
movie to be filmed in Tampa and on Anna
Maria Island, actor/director Paul Gilmore
was confident it would be the making of
his Gil-Mor Isles development on the
southern (Coquina Beach) end of the Is-
land. He gave the tiny community an im-
pressive new name "Paul Gilmore's
Oriental and Film City, Inc." He renamed
Its sandy streets after movie stars. And he
began to spread the word about the
Island's glittering future as "the moving
picture center of the nation."
This was Gilmore's second attempt to
attract the movie industry to Tampa Bay.
A few years before, he had tried to form
a production company in Tampa. He
failed then. But in 1921 when the Florida
land boom was beginning to take off, he
found willing investors.
A small studio was quickly put up on
Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard for the
filming of interior scenes. Most of the
outdoor scenes were to be shot on Anna
Production of "The Isle of Destiny"
began early in the spring of 1920. The
movie preparations created quite a stir
among the island natives. A chance to
ogle the glamorous actors and actresses,
to watch crews setting up cameras and
cables and lighting equipment and gen-
erators to power them (this was before
Anna Maria Island had electricity and
perhaps to be hired as an extra (there
were as many as 500 of them in the pic-
The plot was typical of the South
Seas adventure and jungle films then so
popular. The hero rescues a damsel in
distress, many tribulations follow but the
story ends happily, of course, with a
clinch in the moonlight.
Everything went so well that Charac-
ter Films assured Gilmore that more pro-
ductions would follow shortly. Rumors
were that the company would be coming
out with a film on the "daring exploits of
Gasparilla," the script to be written by a
Tampa newspaper reporter.
When the final reel of "Isle of Des-
tiny" was "in the can" local boosters were
jubilant. But despite early good reviews,
the movie did not gain national distribu-
tion and was a flop at the box office. A
few more minor films were made on
Anna MariaIsland, but Gilmore's glitter-
ing dream soon faded away with the end
of the Florida Boom.
Gilmore went back on the road as an
actor and stage producer though for some
time he maintained homes on our Island
as well as in Tampa. Other local would-
be movie moguls, however, were to take
a cue from Gilmore and try their luck in
the dream manufacturing business.
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Profiles of Holmes Beach candidates
Rich Bohnenberger has resided in Holmes Beach
with his wife, Phyllis, since 1990. The couple has four
children and five grandchil-
in the U. S. Air Force for four
years and has 20 years expe-
rience with city government,
10 in supervisory positions
with the City of Philadelphia.
He- elected to the Holmes Beach
Bohnenberger City council in 1992 and has
served as the vice chairman
and legislative liaison. He is a registered lobbyist repre-
senting the City of Holmes Beach at the state legislature,
is vice president of the Manasota League of Cities and a
member of the Florida League of Cities Environmental
He has completed the USF Institute of Government
and the Leadership Manatee Class of 1993/94. He is cur-
rently enrolled in the Florida Certified Public Manage-
ment Program through Florida State University.
His community affiliations include the Anna Maria
Island Kiwanis, Moose Lodge 2188, Moose Legion 201,
Florida Notary Association, Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce, Mote Marine Laboratory and the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society.
His responses to the four questions are as follows:
1. One of the most difficult responsibilities will be to
contain the budget. It will be a balancing act to keep ev-
erything contained with a low village rate and still pro-
vide the services for the community. We also need to
begin setting money aside for capital improvements.
Many of the city's personnel policies have to be re-
visited and brought up to current standards. We need to
create an on-going review so we don't fall behind in our
polices and practices.
2. I don't intend to lobby them or interfere in their
process. I will send my concerns in certain areas by memo.
3. The biggest threat will be external the develop-
ment on Palma Sola Boulevard, Cortez Road, 53rd Av-
enue and the Schroeder/Manatee property, where 17 per-
cent of the 48 square miles is currently under develop-
ment. If it is all developed, we will be surrounded by
megalopolis. We'll be an enclave here, and we'll have to
fight for our survival on a day-to-day basis.
4. The Island elected officials, as a group, sent a let-
ter to the U.S. Coast Guard in support of 30-minute bridge
Courtney and her husband, Luke, and daughter, Lucina,
now 10, moved to the Island in 1989 from Los Angeles, Ca-
lif. They operate Haley's Motel and Resort Complex.
Courtney served three years active duty in the U. S.
Marine Corps and 17 years in
the reserves as administrative
chief for a multitude of units,
from military police to fixed
wing. Her rank was Master
Her last two civilian
career positions before mov-
ing to the Island were as di-
rector of administration for
Computerized Lodging Sys-
Courtney tems, Inc., a 200-employee
hotel/motel computer pro-
gram company, and office manager for Marcus &
Millichap, a $14 billion commercial real estate sales firm.
Courtney has reported Island news for the Island Sun
and the Islander Bystander for the past three-and-a-half
years. She served on the Holmes Beach Charter Review
Commission in 1991, is active in the Island Players and
Chapel Players of Roser Memorial Community Church.
She is co-leader of Girl Scout Troop 448, treasurer of the
Anna Maria Elementary PTO, and member of Save Anna
Her responses to the four questions are as follows:
1. The most significant and immediate task is to guar-
antee our codes and ordinances and administrative poli-
cies say exactly what they mean.
2. Yes, I will be very involved and supportive. The
planning commission is the most important part of due
process to ensure that all of the community's needs are
3. I see a puzzle coming together that is not good for
the Island lifestyle. I fear wider roads to accommodate
more traffic, more motels to accommodate more visitors
in addition to making allowances for 20,000 more people
from the new Schroeder/Manatee development to exercise
their right to use the beach. I want to be in a position to
assert the Island's rights instead of the citizens of Holmes
Beach and Anna Maria Island being surprised or dictated
to and be there to do something before it's done to us.
4. Yes. I wrote letters to the U.S. Coast Guard and the
Citizen's Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization. I felt the 30-minute openings were a
good compromise between the needs of traffic and the
needs of boaters.
Luke Courtney and his wife, Joy, and their daughter,
Lucina, now 10, moved to Holmes Beach from Los An-
geles, Calif. in 1989. They own and operate Haley's Motel
and Resort Complex,
Courtney earned a BA in psychology from UCLA in
1967. He served as an officer
in the United States Navy
from 1967 until 1971. During
that time, he served two tours
of duty in Vietnam. He
worked in sales and sales
management for 18 years for
Computer Sciences Corpora-
tion, Western Union and
He is vice-president of
Courtney the Anna Maria Island Little
League, a Little League um-
pire, a director of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, a member of the Anna Maria Island School
Business Partnership Committee, a director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, a member of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society, a member of Save Anna
Maria and Chairman of the Island Centennial Celebration.
He sponsors both Island Little League and basketball
teams through the Community Center.
Courtney has attended all city council meetings,
workshops and planning commission meetings for the
By Pat Copeland
Seven candidates will vie for four positions
on the Holmes Beach City Council next week.
Candidates for the two-year term for mayor
are Councilman Rich Bohnenberger, who re-
signed from council effective March 8 to run
for mayor, and newcomer Joy Courtney.
Candidates for council are incumbent Carol
Whitmore, Mayor Pat Geyer and newcomers
Luke Courtney, Lee Edwards and Dale
Schueneman. The two who obtain the largest
number of votes will receive two-year seats.
The one who receives the third largest number
of votes will assume the one-year seat being
vacated by Bohnenberger.
Below are biographical profiles of the can-
didates, except Schueneman, who did not re-
spond to requests for an interview. In addition,
each responded to the following four questions:
1. What is the most significant task you
face as mayor or councilperson?
2. Will you become involved in the plan-
ning commission's state-mandated evaluation
of the comprehensive plan?
3. What issues do you see coming in the fu-
ture that will impact the Island lifestyle?
4. Did you take any action during the U.S.
Coast Guard's 30-day trial period for 30 minute
timed bridge openings?
past 18 months. He served on the Holmes Beach Equity
Study Commission in 1993.
His responses to the four questions are as follows:
1. The most significant task is to maintain a reason-
able balance in our residential/tourist community to pro-
tect the rights of both residents and businesses and protect
and preserve the tranquillity and ambiance of Holmes
2. Yes. I have attended all planning commission meet-
ings, and I feel as a resident and business owner who un-
derstands all the issues involved, I can assist the planning
commission with facts and input they may need. I will
continue to offer suggestions as I have in the past.
3. We must make sure that the present Manatee
County comprehensive plan is modified to reflect the
desires of the Island residents and make sure that the
county knows we do not want 65-foot bridges, four-laning
of Gulf Drive or high rise condominiums along our beau-
tiful, white, sandy beaches.
4. Yes. I wrote the U.S. Coast Guard and the Citizen's
Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization in support of 30-minute bridge openings.
Lee Edwards and his wife, Carla, have lived in
Holmes Beach for 24 years. They have a son, 26, and a
Edwards attended the
University of Akron, study-
ing business and accounting.
He was employed by an inde-
pendent credit card company
before moving to Florida and
acquiring partial interest in
Cochran Concrete in
Sarasota. In 1976, he ob-
tained his contractor's li-
cense. He is now semi-retired
and serves as vice president of Aspen Construction of.
Edwards is charter president of the West Bradenton
Kiwanis Club, charter president of the Manatee Bronco
Pop Warner Youth Football League and president of the
Seaside Gardens Homeowners Association. He coached
football for five years at Manatee High School.
His responses to the four questions are as follows:
1. We have to run the city government as a business,
plan for the future from a business standpoint and use our
money more effectively. There are many ways to save the
city a lot of money, such'as buying our own drain clean-
ing machine and sharing it with Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach, rather than paying $100 an hour for an
outside company to do it.
2. All you can really do is be at the meetings and make
suggestions. The mayor and council all have varied back-
grounds; we should take all their ideas and nield them into
an idea that everybody's comfortable with.
3. I'm a home rule person. I don't like Big Brother
trying to look out for us. The state is making certain de-
mands on us, such as having a certified building inspec-
tor, and we need to begin forward planning to deal with
it and stop throwing buckets of water behind us.
Being able to take a walk at night and feel safe is very
important, and people want to be able to continue to do
that here. We pay a price with our higher tax base and, for
that, residents expect a certain lifestyle. I want to preserve
that lifestyle, which also includes protecting every inch of
4. No. We all knew about bridge openings when we
moved here. It's one of the ways we pay to live here. Just
be patient. Boaters have rights, too. We have a responsi-
bility to let them pass at certain intervals.
NOTICE TO ALL
Don't forget to vote Tuesday.
Polls will be open from
7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Vote at the
Island Branch Library.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 3, 1994 A PAGE 9 jBI
Pat Geyer first came to the Island in 1954 from Cin-
cinnati with her husband, Ed. The couple built a house in
Holmes Beach in 1955 and moved into the house in 1961
to live here full time. They have five daughters and three
The Geyers have
owned Duffy's Tavern since
Geyer was first elected
to the Holmes Beach City
Council in 1978 and served
on the council until being
elected mayor in 1990.
Said Geyer, "I feel
I've done a goodjob over the
years. As mayor, I've been
Geyer truthful and above-board with
Geyer said she decided to run for council instead of
mayor to enable her to devote more time to her family and
Geyer's responses to the four questions are as fol-
1. On any task that will come up, the background,
history and evolution have to be determined. We can't just
jump into it. For example, on changing the ordinance to
allow in-home artistic teaching, we found out we have to
send it back to the planning commissioito see if it is con-
sistent with the comprehensive plan.
2. Yes. I will attend meetings and offer suggestions
on things that need to be changed. I have the background
and experience of living on the Island and having been
involved in the comprehensive plan process in 1988 and
3. The biggest impact will come from the develop-
ment on the west side of Bradenton and traffic and how
we will deal with it. The new beach we put in will attract
more and more people. I would like to see the Island trol-
ley work but it does have to be done right. One thing is we
have to allow for more pull-offs to keep the traffic from
4. The Island elected officials, as a group, sent a let-
ter to the Coast Guard in support of 30-minute bridge
Carol Whitmore is 25-year resident of Holmes Beach.
Her daughter Janae Haupt, 10, attends Anna Maria
Whitmore has an associate's degree from Manatee
Community College and is currently completing her
bachelor's degree in health administration. She is a reg-
istered nurse, a certified health care risk manager and is
employed as admissions coordinator at Mediplex Reha-
Whitmore has served
on the Holmes Beach City
Council for two-and-a-half
years. She oversees insurance
and risk management on be-
half of the council. She was
chairman of the two-county
She serves as presi-
dent of the AIDS Council of
Whitmore Manatee and is on the board
of directors of the American
Her responses to the four questions are as follows:
1. The most significant task is to get policies and pro-
cedures in place and get the appropriate personnel certi-
fied and trained. I will work closely with the planning
commission regarding requiring a referendum for density
increases in the city so no future councils can change the
I will work for protection of the Island character and
atmosphere from special interest groups, help promote a
more harmonious relationship with the county and im-
prove our image with Manatee County residents and the
2. Yes. As council member, I will help review it and
make suggestions for changes.
3. The biggest impact will come from the massive
influx of tourism and the growth of Manatee County. We
must find ways to deal with the traffic and the growing
demand of accommodations and still stay within our com-
4. The Island elected officials, as a group, sent a let-
ter to the U.S. Coast Guard in support of 30-minute bridge
Candidatesfor the Holmes Beach mayor and city council election, to be held next Tuesday.
Candidates face-off in
Holmes Beach forum
By Pat Copeland
Six candidates for office in the March 8 Holmes
Beach election responded to questions posed by voters at
a forum last week sponsored by The Islander Bystander.
Attending were Rich Bohnenberger and Joy
Courtney, mayoral candidates, and Luke Courtney, Lee
Edwards, Pat Geyer and incumbent Carol Whitmore for
council. Council candidate David Schueneman did not
attend the forum.
The following are the questions and responses:
Q: How would you propose to augment business
income and at the same time, not increase density or
Edwards: It's not the city council's responsibility to
augment business income. That is up to the individual pro-
prietors. There was a challenge to the density and it was
properly referred to the planning commission which dealt
with it very effectively.
Whitmore: That needs to be the community's deci-
sion. The planning commission needs to look at long
range planning for what we want our city to look like 20
to 30 years down the line. Our businesses should be more
creative in ways to attract more business without increas-
Joy Courtney: The best we can do for business is pre-
serve the Island as it is. The only thing that makes our
white, sandy beaches more attractive than the hundreds of
white, sandy beaches in Florida is because they encircle
a small-town community. The city's biggest responsibil-
ity is to maintain this competitive edge.
Geyer: It's not a city council issue to tell people how
to promote more business. The business people have to do
that themselves. The planning commission should take a
look at the intensity in the commercial zones and come
back to the council with a recommendation.
Luke Courtney: To have a healthy city, we need a
healthy business population. It is our responsibility to lis-
ten to some of the suggestions of the Chamber of Com-
merce and support some of the activities that are good for
the residents and the visitors.
Bohnenberger: The mayor should appoint a person to
be the Chamber liaison that would be an active participant
in the Chamber. I have a plan to create more festival type
activities on the Island to bring people out here to learn
about out Island and support our Island businesses.
Q: Identify three problems the new council will
face and how you propose to solve them.
Luke Courtney: On-going are the setback issue and
rental restrictions. I would support a 10-foot setback for
the first story and 15-foot for the second story. On rental
restrictions, we have to maintain a balance between resi-
dents and tourists. We don't want the motels to encroach
on residential aspects. On the other hand, we can't have
the residents take away the livelihood of the motels.
Whitmore: Problems are setbacks and density, person-
nel policies and procedures, compliance with the American
Disabilities Act and keeping a grasp on insurance costs. Ad-
ministrative issues need to be better controlled.
Joy Courtney: One of the major challenges is inter-
pretation of our codes. I would like to have a committee
of professionals devil's advocacy board who will
review them. I believe there will be challenges from out-
side sources. The most constructive thing we can do is
build a liaison with the county and state and put ourselves
in the position of being involved in the process instead of
being dictated to or caught up in the process.
Bohnenberger: One of the mostimportant issues will be
dealing with the budget process. Coming in 1995, there will
be a 3 percent cap on homesteadproperty assessments. To try
and keep the millage rate down and at the same time provide
the services that are needed will become a challenge. The
other things that are important are external challenges -
FDOT, the indifference of the MPO and the authority ofEAC
without proper representation.
Edwards: By 1995, we will need to have state certi-
fied building, plumbing, air conditioning and electrical
inspectors, a plans review person, etc. They're going to
force changes upon us. The step pay program needs to be
reviewed, and we need to have job descriptions for em-
ployees, have a good employee liaison with the council
and stick to our guns as far as raises are concerned.
Geyer: I'll go along with most of what everybody else
said because I'm last I do think we have to do something
about the traffic on the Island and work with the county
to do something with the causeway.
Q: How can we solve problems on the Palma Sola
Geyer: DOT has a plan in place for two lanes with
turn lanes and guard rails to limit access on and off the
road. I think that would help.
Q: How do you feel about changing the land de-
velopment code to allow a maximum of 28 to 30 units
Edwards: Don Howard applied for a building permit to
increase the density in his motel by eight units. Mr. Femandez
denied the permit and offered an opinion about the 10 units
per acre. I think the council will uphold that. I don't think you
should let someone sneak in the back door.
Luke Courtney: Citizens in Holmes Beach have de-
creased the motel density over the years from 36 to 16 to 10
units per acre. There are 2,300 people that stay in residential
areas. This has to be looked at by the planning commission.
Joy Courtney: If you look at the minutes in 1988 and
1989, it was decided the density was to be 10. Intensity
will enact like density and an increase will be greatly det-
rimental to the residents and to me as a business person.
The only thing I have to sell is this unique Island.
Whitmore, Geyer and Bohnenbergerdeclined to com-
ment since they felt the subject may go into a legal process.
Q: Do you support the formation of a unified po-
lice force for the Island?
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
'j PAGE 10 E MARCH 3, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Facing AIDS, a mother joins her son
By Rick Fleury
Third in a Series
In February 1992, Roberta Smith learned that her son,
Dr. John S. Gallas of Belmont, Calif., had AIDS.
He was 35, gay, and a dentist.
In a private discussion, Roberta and her son John
agreed at that time that "when the time came" Roberta
would move from Anna Maria Island to San Mateo
County to be her son's caregiver.
Also part of the deal: Roberta would not tell his sis-
ter or brother John had AIDS. But she could, they agreed,
tell her husband.
Roberta turned to a local support group she found
listed in the Bradenton newspaper. She wanted to learn
how to be a caregiver for people with AIDS and, in this
case, her son.
She was introduced to Mary Sheley, local HIV and
AIDS counselor, who provided her with books, friends
and support groups.
Roberta travelled frequently to Californiain 1992. By
the fall, John told his brother, living in Los Angeles and
his sister in Chicago. John's best friend Dawn, in Chicago,
was also told the news. All of them gathered for a Thanks-
giving dinner, not knowing then how much or how often
they would all be together in the year ahead.
In March 1993, Roberta received a long letter from
her son's roommate, a friend of John's who had recently
lost his brother to AIDS. The letter described her son's
growing illness, lack of appetite and depression.
It was time for Roberta to go. Her husband
agreed. And she was ready.
Soon after arriving in California, Roberta found her
own place to live through a friend associated with the San
Mateo AIDS clinic, another arrangement she and her son
had previously discussed. "You can't be with your son 24
hours a day," she said. "I'm a mother."
The clinic assigned a social worker. The Jewish Com-
munity Centerprovided Roberta with free personal coun-
seling. Catholic charities offered to help. The Congrega-
tional Church offered services. The Gay Legal Referral
Service provided legal assistance free of charge.
Roberta's role as her son's caregiver had begun. For
seven months, Roberta cared for John, sharing the good
times and the bad attending to the many details, learning
of the end'
"So what are you thinking about," she asked.
I looked at her, still in a state ofhalfconciousness
and said, "There's a million different things running
through my mind."
She continued sticking me.
"I'm wondering how long I have. How long I'll
She was with me, yet was alone. Very alone, yet
glad she was present.
"You weren't expecting this, and I myself am
shocked with you. You just happen to be part of that
small percentage that doesn't follow the norm."
Lucky me, I thought Though I never followed the
norm, this was not a time Iwould have chosen to stand
and be different.
"Do you have people around you who are sup-
portive?" she asked.
"What was that?" I asked, waiting to awaken
from the nightmare.
SSelected from the diaries of John S. Gallas
more than she ever thought she would about the disease,
and doing everything she could with the help of John's
community to make the rest of her son's life as com-
fortable as possible.
"The community just all worked together," Roberta
said. "It was unbelievable."
By October 1993, John's health was failing. As her
son's legal caregiver, Roberta was given the option of
caring for John at home, having him hospitalized or ad-
mitted into a nursing home. She chose for him to stay in
his own home.
Hospice provided medical assistance, supplies and
nursing. Friends rallied to their side. John's brother and
sister travelled to northern California as much as possible
to be nearby. John's friend Dawn was quickly becom-
ing as much of a friend to his mother.
The AIDS virus was attacking John's brain. He was
nearly paralyzed and could no longer talk. He communi-
cated through touch. The disease was moving fast.
On November 19, 1993, John died four years af-
ter he first tested positive for HIV and just more than a
year after he first told his mother of his illness.
Now, just more than three months since her son's
death, Roberta Smith is recovering from the ordeal, feel-
ing fortunate she was able to care for her son the way she
did, thankful for her family's help and understanding and
looking forward to a day when she'll be able to care for
others suffering from the disease.
"I was very fortunate to be able to leave (the Island
and her business)," Roberta says. "My husband supported
me. A lot of families just can't get up and go."
"But I would have gone anyway," she says. "Noth-
ing else mattered to me."
Reflecting on the past year's battle with AIDS,
Roberta says "John wasn't afraid to die, but it attacked
him so rapidly, he didn't want to live like that. We were
fortunate that the progression was so fast and so short."
John did not want to be kept alive through artificial
support, Roberta says. The hospital might have kept him
alive up to two months longer, but John had told her he
did not want that if it ever came to that point
"Those were his wishes," she says.
And she is thankful of the overwhelming support she
and John received along the way: from John's roommate,
also named John, his best friend Dr. Dawn Swenson, the
San Mateo AIDS clinic which is becoming a national
model for the care of people with AIDS, a male volunteer
that visited John every week for physical therapy who,
himself, was battling cancer, and the many friends that
continue to offer love, compassion and understanding.
John was afraid of being rejected because of his illness,
Roberta says, and in some areas people still remain "hidden"
because they have the disease. But having gone through what
she has in this past year, and meeting so many people-from
grandparents to young children dealing with the disease,
Roberta knows better. And she's committed to teach and help
others with what she has learned.
Her son was "first-class," she says.
"Everyone was first class to him, too. And when he
died, he went to a first-class place."
Roberta Smith, with the Island Florist, lives with her
husband in Holmes Beach. This is the third in a series
exploring how HIV and AIDS is impacting residents of
Anna Maria Island.
Candidates face-off in Holmes Beach forum
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
Geyer: We cannot consolidate police departments.
One way is for Bradenton Beach or Holmes Beach to
contract to the other cities.
Luke Courtney: I would be in favor of that.
Whitmore: We know it would have to be contracted
out The study committee will have to come up with op-
tions and present them to the three cities.
Edwards: The study should move forward. Because
we're the largest city, we could provide the service on a
contract basis to the other areas. Heaven forbid that we
would ever decide to contract with the sheriffs depart-
Joy Courtney: The study should go on, but before the
final gavel comes down, we have to make sure we're not
saving money and losing the level of service that we now
Bohnenberger: An Island police force would create
another taxing district, and I would never support that.
We've all seen what has happened in terms of increased
taxes resulting from the fire district. I am in favor of leas-
ing the services of our police department.
Q: How do you feel about consolidation of other
services attorneys, planners and grant writers?
Whitmore: Grant writing and legal services need to
Luke Courtney: An Island county is something that
should be researched. It might be plausible, but as to con-
solidation of other services, no. The cities are too distinct.
Geyer: Grant writing and a planner could be worked
Bohnenberger: I don't think you could have joint le-
gal representation. Planning, perhaps. It would be worth
looking into to see if there's a cost savings.
Joy Courtney: When you consolidate you give up a
little of your identity. I wouldn't have a problem with
grants because there isn't identity attached to it I would
be open to a study on the others.
Edwards: The building department you won't
have a choice. You'll either farm it out to Manatee County
or provide the service to the other cities through an
interlocal agreement or contract with another city. There
are many areas of cooperation where the individual cities
could work together.
Q: Do you favor a 65-foot bridge?
Geyer: Yes, for the safety and welfare of all the
people. The Island needs at least one fixed-span bridge.
Luke Courtney: I am against it. I support building a
21-foot bascule with safety lanes.
Whitmore: I want a replacement bridge with safety
Edwards: Not a 65-foot bridge. I would support a 21-
foot bascule bridge.
Joy Courtney: We need the lowest bridge possible for
Bohnenberger: I still support two 65-foot bridges -
to Longboat Key.
Q: How would you work with the DOT to get what
we need for the Key Royale Bridge replacement and
avoid any taking of property?
Bohnenberger: I've already been talking with DOT.
The construction will be in two phases, one lane at a time.
I don't think they'll have to condemn any property. It
appears they'll have enough room with the construction
plan they propose.
Joy Courtney: I have no solutions for the Key Royale
Edwards: I agree with Rich. There's alot of abutment
area, although they may have to buy some land.
Whitmore: DOT is cooperating on this. It's already
in the process. They're going to do one lane at a time.
Luke Courtney: The bridge that is proposed isn't
much different than what's there now.
Geyer: The new bridge will be exactly like the one
that's there, but more modern.
Q: Should there be a special taxing district for Key
Royale for dredging and the bridge?
All candidates: No.
Q: Have you made any efforts to understand the
needs of Holmes Beach businesses?
Whitmore: Yes. I've listened and met a lot of business
people. I've got an open mind.
Edwards: I know a lot of the business people, and I
talk to a lot of them. There are many things we can do to
promote business. I like the trolley idea.
Joy Courtney: I think the Chamber ought to ask that
question of itself in lieu of throwing that responsibility on
the city council. The best thing we can do is preserve the
environment, that brings people and new residents to the
Bohnenberger: I have a business in Holmes Beach,
and most of my problems aren't created by city council.
The council has a responsibility to provide and protect the
community the best it can and that includes the business
Geyer: Holmes Beach looks out for the businesses,
but there's not too much the city can do. We have to keep
our communications open between the businesses and the
Luke Courtney: I do support anything that's good for
the businesses on the Island.
Q: Name one unique qualification that sets you
above your opponentss.
Geyer: My background and knowing how the city
grew and has kept itself a paradise.
Luke Courtney: An understanding of the balance
between the businesses and the residents.
Whitmore: I'm open, honest and I'll listen to anybody
with an idea and bring it before council.
Edwards: I can read and understand financial state-
ments and protect your money.
Joy Courtney: I will be a strong preservationist for this
Bohnenberger: My 20 years working within city gov-
ernment in Philadelphia, dealing with personnel problems
on a daily basis.
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A community of support
Thanks to those in neighboring com-
munities who volunteer their time and un-
derstanding to those touched by HIV and
AIDS, there are many to turn to for those
One helper is Mary Sheley of
Bradenton, a certified HIV counselor who
lost a close friend to AIDS nearly five
years ago. Moved by the 1989 AIDS Quilt
exhibition in Washington, D.C., Mrs.
Sheley decided to return to college for a
bachelors degree in counseling at the age
After receiving her degree in May,
she plans to go on to her masters
accredidation to help those dealing with
various addictions related to the epidemic.
Although the two support groups she
now chairs faced 22 AIDS-related deaths
last year alone, she continues to lead self-
funded counseling and informational ef-
forts in the area in association with local
She's not paid for her time and her
phone rings at all hours.
"It's not an easy task," she says. "But
I've got a good family and good friends to
support me. It's where I'm supposed to be."
Here are some places to turn for those
on the Island who need to talk about HIV
*Day by Day Support Group
Monday, 6 to 8 p.m.
United Way, 1701 14th Street West,
*Family Support Group
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Church of the Redeemer
Comer of Palm and Ringling, Sarasota
*24-Hour AIDS Hotline
*AIDS National Hotline
*Sarasota AIDS Support (SAS)
*SAS Rap Group/PWA Support
Friday, 7 to 8 p.m.
400 Burns Court (off Pineapple),
The largest group of individuals cur-
rently seeking support in the groups are
women between the ages of 25 and 45,
Mrs. Sheley reports, followed by hetero-
sexual teenage males.
"When you put a face on AIDS," she
says, "it makes all the difference in the
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to 7:00 PM.
This election is being held for the purpose of
electing a mayor for a two (2) year term of office,
two (2) council members for the two (2) year
terms of office each and one (1) council member
for the unexpired term of one (1) year.
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Six centuries plus of marriage celebrated at Sandpiper
Eleven couples recently gathered at the Sandpiper Mobile Resort in Bradenton Beach to celebrate 50 years plus of
marriage. The anniversary party was sponsored by the park's Women's Club, the Shuffleboard Club and the
Beachcombers. Fran LaSpina, manager of the park and a notary, performed a renewal of vows ceremony enmass.
Celebrating 603 years of marriage are, left to right, Wallace and Ann Kervian, Larry and Helen Meyers, Floyd
'and Alma Walsworth, Al and Helen Shade, Gene and Eleanor Jones, Dick and Jane Shock, Gene and Jo Wells,
Joe and Julie May, Don and Vi Coon, Bud and Marion Wetzel, Jack and Emma Blakemore with Andy Rasmussen
who has been a resident of the Sandpiper Park for almost 50 years and Fran LaSpina, park manager.
Harmony Feldman, local yoga teacher and choreog-
rapher will teach yoga/dance classes beginning Thurs-
day, March 3. Classes will meet twice weekly. Scholar-
ships are available for talented students.
The class will provide future opportunities to per-
form as a group as Feldman plans to create dances to be
performed in parks and gardens throughout Florida.
Classes are held at the Magic Closet, 5344 Gulf Dr.,
in Holmes Beach. Feldman has a degree in dance and
communications from George Mason University in
Fairfax, Vir. She has been practicing yoga and dance for
over 15 years and has been awarded grants from the
National Endowment of the Arts for her choreography
and dance/video projects. Call 778-3892 for information.
Off Stage Ladies to
meet off Island
The Off Stage Ladies will meet Wednesday, March
9, at the Dancing Bear Restaurant on Manatee Avenue.
The meeting will begin with a social hour at 11:30 a.m.
Members are requested to bring nice, salable items
for a Chinese auction. For information, phone 792-0768.
The Off Stage Ladies are a support group for the
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(left), Paul Allgire and Will
Stokes were on hand to
greet treasure hunters.
Come to the March 5
Thieves' Market at Pete
Reynard'sparking lot from
8 a.m.-4p.m. and search
for your favorite flea
market items. Rain date,
Gulf Coast Writer's
Group will meet
The Gulf Coast Writer's Group will meet at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, on
Monday, March 7 at 10:15 a.m.
Terry Hapner will speak about getting a book to an
agent and will read an excerpt from her book.
For information, call 729-2399 or 778-6879.
to meet March 7
The Centennial Executive Committee will meet with
all centennial committee chairs at 7 p.m. March 7 in Anna
Maria City Hall. The group will continue planning events
for the Island Centennial celebration May 20-22. All those
interested in volunteering to help with events are invited.
holds yard sale
The annual yard sale at Kirkwood Presbyterian
Church, Cortez Road and 60th Street, Court W., will be
held March 5 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The sale will feature rummage, white elephant booth,
crafts, baked goods, coffee and coffee cake.
Lunch will be served starting at 11 am.
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for Home Tour
The organizers of Anna Maria's first-
ever Island Home Tour to benefit the
Anna Maria Island Community Center are
looking for cooking assistance to help
stock the Home Tour Boutique that will be
set up during the fundraiser.
The Home Tour, featuring six of the
Island's most exclusive residences, will be
from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March
19. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 the
day of the tour.
The Boutique Committee would like
help making and jarring marmalades,jams
or the volunteer's favorite specialty item
that can be attractively packaged for sale.
For more information, call the Com-
munity Center at 778-1908.
Young group to
AMI Forever Young, a group of ac-
tive senior citizens affiliated with the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, is
hosting a luncheon March 14 at Pete
Reynard's Restaurant at noon.
The cost of the luncheon is $6.95,
which includes tax, tip and a complimen-
tary Screwdriver or Bloody Mary. Reser-
vations are requested by March 7.
Lunch will consist of roast beef,
grilled grouper or baked chicken, salad,
rolls and coffee.
For information, phone 778-1908.
Travel Club to
The Anna Maria Island Travel Club
will meet on Wednesday, March 9, at the
Anna Maria Community Center, at 9:30
Refreshments will be served and a
speaker will offer a program on Japan.
Donation is $2. All proceeds benefit the
center's scholarship fund for children.
Hi-12 to meet
All Masons and their friends are in-
vited to lunch Thursday, March 3, at noon
at Pete Reynard's restaurant in Holmes
Tom Noland from the Downtown
Development Association will speak.
to speak at Roser
Caroline Sundseth, ambassador-at-
large for Mercy Ships, a ministry of
youth, will speak following a chicken and
rice dinner on Wednesday, March 9, at 6
p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Roser Church
in Anna Maria City.
The public is welcomed. Costs are
defrayed by a free-will gift. Reservation
are required by Monday, March 7, at the
Call 778-0414 for reservations.
exhibited at Art
The Anna Maria Island Art League is
holding a faculty show for theleague's class
instructors through the month of March.
The show exhibits the work of art
teachers for both adult and children's
The Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, has continuous classes all
year long. Call 778-2099 for details.
Irene Vassallo of Bradenton was the
winner of the Richard Thomas water-
color print at the recent Bradenton Beach
The Anna Maria Island Historical
Society greatly appreciates the prints of
the pilot house on Longboat Key given
by Thomas, an Island artist.
The Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra & Chorus, under the direction
of Alfred Gershfled, will perform on
Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at Roser Me-
morial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
This performance will mark the or-
chestra & chorus's one year anniversary.
Selections will include Concerto
Grosso in F (No. 24) by Handel, Symphony
No. 20 in D (KV.133) by Mozart and Can-
tataNo. 84 by Bach. Soloists include Dawn
Young, soprano; Paul Chalfant, violin;
Hans Keitel, oboe; and Willem Bartelsman,
oboe. Admission is free. A donation is re-
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front) holds one of many
shell items to be offered
for sale at the Roser
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Roser Memorial Community Church will hold its an-
nual Sea Grape Festival Saturday, March 5,9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The festival will feature baked goods, hand crafts,
shell items, clothing, jewelry and potpourri. Lunch will
also be available.
A White Elephant sale will be held Saturday, March
12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Linens, kitchen gadgets and leftovers
from the festival will be offered.
Proceeds from both sales will benefit church spon-
sored causes. Roser is located on Pine Avenue in Anna
Women's Club card
The Women's Club of Anna Maria Island will
present the annual dessert/card party at noon Wednes-
day, March 16, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. In addition to desserts, a number of prizes will
be given away.
Tickets are $3 and may be purchased by calling
Mabel Peltier at 778-5432 or Helen Intile at 778-7370.
The group requests those attending to furnish their own
cards and games.
Children to be featured
at Artists Guild meeting
Island children will present a program about their
recent art adventure to St. Augustine at the March meet-
ing of the Anna Maria Island Artists Guild.
The children, fourth and fifth graders at the Anna
Maria School, will recount their impressions of the trip
on Monday, March 7. Refreshments will be served at
6:30 p.m. followed by the children's program at 7 p.m.
A regular meeting will follow the program.
The artistic journey was partially sponsored by the
Guild. The children earned the remainder of the money.
The Artists Guild Gallery is located at 5414 Marina
Drive in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Admission is free and open to the public. For informa-
tion phone 778-3036 or 778-6694.
Off Island happenings
American Association of University Women,
Manatee County Branch, will meet Saturday, March 12,
at 9 am. at the Bradenton Country Club. The Source
Teen Theater will perform the hotly debated Aids aware-
ness play "The First Time Club." Brunch in $7.50. Call
758-9008 or 753-6201 for reservations by Wednesday,
'To Kill a Mockingbird" will open at the ManateePlay-
ers' Riverfront Theatre on Friday, March 4 through March
20. Call the box office at 748-5875, Monday through Fri-
day, from 10 am. to 2 p.m. for ticket information.
American Littoral Society will host a Carefree
Learner Cruise from Bayfront Park, Sarasota, on Friday,
March 4, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for mem-
bers and $15 for non-members. Call 951-0884 for res-
The Little River Chamber of Commerce is accept-
ing applications for the 13th Annual Blue Crab Festival
to be held May 14 and 15. This is a juried arts show.
Artists and craftspeople interested in participating can
obtain an application by calling 803-249-6694.
Van Wezel Performing Hall in Sarasota will present
Steve Allen who brings the original "Tonight" show to the
theater on Sunday, March 6, with special guest stars Bill
Dana and Louis Nye followed by a performance by the
Grammy Award-winning Chieftains on Monday, March
7; The Four Freshmen on Tuesday, March 8; Loretta Swit
in "Shirley Valentine" on Wednesday, March 9, and a
concert by the Moscow Philharmonic on Thursday,
March 10. Call 1-800-826-9303 for ticket information.
The Longboat Key Art Center, Sarasota, is having a
demonstration in "Basketry" by Elizabeth Geisler on Sat-
urday, March 5, at 2 p.m. The donation is $3. For more
information call 383-2345.
The Art League of Manatee County will host an af-
ternoon tea to enjoy a book review "Don't Take Away My
Passport" by author June Lyman, noted artist and world
traveler. The tea will be held Thursday, March 10, from
2 to 4 p.m. at the league, 209 9th St. W., Bradenton. Call
746-2862 for more information.
The Manatee County Branch of the AAUW is cel-
ebrating Women's History Month with a second printing
of its booklet, "Women in Sports in Manatee County."
The booklet highlights women and girls from this area
who have successfully participated in sports over the past
60 years. Copies are available at American Bank or by
The Players of Sarasota will present the bluegrass
world's all time favorite group The Seldom Scene on
Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 and seating
is reserved. Call the Players at 365-2494 for information.
Third term registration is underway at The Education
Center on Longboat Key. Classes begin Monday, March
7, and courses run from two to six weeks. Fine and applied
art classes, bridge and choral workshop will continued to
be offered but call the center at 383-8811 to find out about
the term's added classes and registration information.
The 11th annual Triple Cities Reunion will beheld on
Sunday, March 13, at the Holiday Inn, Holidome
Longboat Key. For reservations and information call
Robert Serko, at 953-4914.
Tour of Exclusive Home in Longboat Key will be
held Saturday, March 5, from 10 am. to 4 p.m. to benefit
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Donation is $10. Tick-
ets are available at the Sanddollar Gift Shop, Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach. For details call 388-1741 or
Sarasota Visual Art Center, 707 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota, will hold the American Watercolor Society
Exhibition from Saturday, March 5 through March 28.
The opening reception is March 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The
public is invited. Admission is free. Call 365-2032 for
Auditions for the Manatee Players' final show of the
season, "South Pacific" will be held Sunday, March 13, at 7
p.m. at the Riverfront Theatre. There are roles available for
12 men (three non-singing) and 10 women high school age
and up, two boys and two girls (ages 8 to 13), plus a variety
of singing/dancing roles in the chorus. For audition require-
ments and more information call 748-0111.
On Sunday, March 13, the gentlemen of the St.
Patrick Division, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the
ladies of the St. Dymphna Division are sponsoring an af-
ternoon at Ruth Eckerd Hall of Irish song and dance fea-
turing the entertainer Paddy Noonan.
Participants will depart by bus from Brady's Irish
Pub, 6781 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, at 12 noon. Res-
ervations are required. The cost of the show and transpor-
tation is $35 per person.
Call Ernie Uttendorfer at 792-3631 for reservations
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The Island Branch Library will host a free concert sponsored by the Jazz Club of Sarasota. The Swing Jazz Band
will entertain Tuesday, March 22 at 11 am. The band consists offive area musicians who will be playing show
tunes, bossanova (Latin) and Broadway tunes covering a span of 20 years from the 1940s to the 1960s. Hank
McDermott, left, will be featured on the piano. He is shown with Fred Williams and Ron Aaronson.
Gardening college and plant sale
March 5 at Fairgrounds in Palmetto
The Manatee County Extension Service and the
Florida Master Gardeners will sponsor a day of hor-
ticultural class March 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Gardening College will be held at the Agricul-
ture Center in Palmetto (fairgrounds) and will cover
all aspects of Florida gardening from palm and cit-
rus care to yard waste recycling options.
The Master Gardeners will also sponsor a plant
sale the same day in the courtyard near the main en-
trance to the fairgrounds.
The schedule is as follows:
8:30 a.m. Check in and general session
9 to 10:15 am. Florida Critters Love 'em
10:30 am. to noon Landscaping with
Groundcovers, Butterfly Gardening, Solving Citrus
Problems or Recycling Your Yard Waste.
Noon to 12:45 p.m. Lunch
1 to 2:30 p.m. -Landscaping with Natives,
Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs, Gardening
in Florida's Sandy Soil or Controlling Weeds in
the Lawn and Landscape.
The registration fee for the day is $15 and in-
cludes a lunch of turkey or roast beef on croissant,
fresh fruit, dessert and drink. Half-day registration,
either morning or afternoon class, is $7.50. Lunch
is not included.
Class size in limited and will be filled on a
first-come, first-served basis.
A registration form and check must be re-
ceived in the extension office by Feb. 18. There
will be no refunds after Feb. 25.
For more information or a registration form,
Please DON'T hope for rain next weekend:
Springfest Art Festival set March 12-13
More than 100 professional artists and craftspersons from across the United States will gather on Anna Maria
Island on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, for the 6th Annual Springfest of Fine Arts and Crafts. The
festival will be held at Holmes Beach City Hall Park and runs from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. each day. Admission and
parking are free. As pictured above, last year's festival was not as successful as organizers had hoped.
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to right are Jimmy Brainard, Jessica Cramer, Katie Moore and Michael Cramer. Back row, left to right, are
Lindsey Geeraerts, Brandon Roberts, Sarah O'Donnell, Jasmine Atwood, Ben Larzelere, Michael Caudill and Kim
A living memory
Anna Maria Elementary School honors fourth-grade
teacher Ted Swank, who passed away last month and
loved orchids, by planting a Hong Kong orchid tree in
front of the school. Students Sky Beard, left, and Ben
Sato, right, work with Don Burling of Landscape
Health Care in Bradenton, who donated the tree,
during the dedication ceremony. The rock placed in
front of the tree will hold a plaque reading, "In living
memory of Ted Swank 1/14/94."
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The colors of a circus
These Anna Maria Elementary School students are the winners of the elephant coloring contest for the Alan C.
Hill's Great American Circus and sponsored by The Islander Bystander. Each child won two adults tickets and
enough children's tickets to take the whole family to one of two big top performances last Monday. Megan Kyzer
kneeling at center, was the grand prize winner. She won the additional honor of being the honorary ringmaster f
the circus's first performance.
The Island Little League is seeking volunteers to
serve as umpires. To volunteer, call George O'Connor
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SBreakfast: French Toast w/Syrup or Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Lasagna or Cheese Pizza, Green Peas,
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Breakfast: Toast, Sausage or Cereal, Juice
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H Lettuce & Tomatoes, Applesauce, Cookie
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Lunch: Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, Corn,
Italian Salad, Cake Square
All meals served with milk.
Fourth-grade student Adam Pear earned an honorable
mention for his science project in the physical science cat-
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name was inadvertently left off the list of honorees.
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Lynn B. Clements
LynnBroughton"BudAlabama"Clements diedFeb. 16
at Medical Center Shoals, Muscle Shoals, Ala He was 81.
A winter resident of Anna Maria, Mr. Clements at-
tended the Island Baptist Church and was a charter mem-
ber of the City Pier Regulars and served as one of their
He was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and a resident
of Tuscumbia, Ala. He was retired from the Tennessee
A memorial service will be held at Bay Front Park in
Anna Maria City Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. Donations
will be used for a memorial to "Bud Alabama" on the city
Survivors include nephews, the Rev. Charles Chris-
topher Clements, Ridgeway, S.C., and William L.
Clements, Austinburg, Ohio.
Claire F. Gagan
Claire F. Gagan, 69, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 21
in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.'
Bornin Boston, Mrs. Gagan came to Holmes Beach
from Saugus, Mass., in 1972. She was homemaker. She
was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
She issurvivedby her husband, Francis A. Sr.; three
daughters, Carole, of Lynn, Mass., Mary Williams of
Middleton, Mass., and Jane Gagan-Calosof Saugus; two
sons, Francis A. Jr., and Gregory, both of Holmes Beach;
a brother, Gerard Melia of Brockton, Mass.; and two
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Burial was in Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto.
Steven M. Gilley
Steven M. Gilley, 77, of Anna Maria died Feb. 19 at
Mr. Gilley came to the Island from Kent, Ohio, in
1981. He was a quality control engineer for Goodyear
Aero Space, a member of United Methodist Church in
Kent, the Mason Lodge in Kent, and the V.F.W. in Anna
He is survived by his wife Jean E.; a daughter, Janice
Pumo of Annadale, Va.; a son, Stephen W. of Streetsboro,
Ohio; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
No visitation or services were held. A memorial ser-
vice will be at a later date in Kent Memorials may be sent
to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Suite
C, Bradenton, FL 34209. Brown & Sons cremation ser-
vice was in charge of the arrangements.
Clarence N. Seidler
Clarence N. Seidler, 81, of Anna Maria, died Feb. 20
Born in Windsor, Conn., Mr. Seidler came to Anna
Mariain 1974 from West Suffield, Conn. He was a qual-
ity control manager for Kamatics Division of Kaman
Corp. in Bloomfield, Conn. He was a member of Suffield
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The Island Poet
Sunday morning I was awakened by little
shapes and they all had a mouth,
And those little shapes said my name, but all
they did was shout.
But pretty soon it dawned on me just what
caused all the fuss,
And if I didn't do something right away, I
am sure those kids would bust.
For it seemed the paper boy missed us, and
no funnies could be found,
And they expected me to do something as if
I could turn the world around.
And I-remembered in my youth just what
those comics meant tome,
.So I went and bought a paper and filled their
hearts with glee.
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Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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By Tomara Kafka
Islanders really pitched in to help former Bradenton
Beach employee Tommy Tanner with medical expenses
last week at a benefit at The Anchor. Over $1,300 was
raised atthe all day event starting with a softball game, and
then live bands and prize raffles at the bar. Thanks to all
for pitching in.
Vienna Castle, in Bradenton Beach, has a brand new
lunch menu served every day. This German and Austrian
restaurant has a couple of outside dining tables which are
popular when the weather is nice.
In Holmes Beach the paint is still drying on the face
of Mr. Bones BBQ and, while still unfinished at publi-
cation, the black-and-white folksy motif is effectively eye-
At Turtles Bar & Grill entertainment this weeks by
theHammerheads. Turtles' "BeachBash" offers an after-
the-beach party on Sunday check with them for time
The Sixth Annual Springfest, sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island ArtLeague, willbeSatirday and Sunday, March
12 and 13. Besides fine arts and crafts, food and drink, there
will be some greatentertainmentboth days. Musidansinclude
the Mindy Simmons Duo, Drive South, Anna Maria String
Band, West Wind Trio, Colgie and others.
At the Island Branch Library, Juan Fruedenthal is
exhibiting his art watercolors, acrylics-and mixed
media through the month of March. If you're lucky,
you might get to talk to the artist (and, in thepast, a librar-
ian andjournalist) who is as charming as he is talented.
I heard from the Islander Bystander advertising de-
partment that the Anchorage, in Anna Maria, was fea-
turing lunches for $14.95. John Horn, Anchorage man-
ager, told us: "I'd be real happy if I could $14.95 for a
lunch special." Turns out it was a typo and Horn is real
happy when customers pay the real price: $4.95.
The Island Players are getting ready for their next
production Steel Magnolias one of my favorites.
The play, unlike the movie, has an all-female cast.
On Longboat Key, the Third Annual Town of
Longboat Key Art Exhibit is currently showing at the
Longboat Key Art Center. The all-media show, with more
than 100 works of art, runs through March 20.
Just past Longboat Key, on City Island, the Ski-A-
Rees perform for free every Sunday through April 10.
City Island is the home of the area's top radio station,
Oldies 106 FM. It seems everywhere you go people are
(still) listening to 60s and early 70s music. You can even
hear it in Island Foods these days. While the radio station
may not be the place to visit, they do take phone requests
for most songs from the old days.
SAross the bridges, the 19th Annual Medieval Fair
is this weekend, in Sarasota. Held on the grounds of the
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, this authentic
period festival has art and crafts, food and drink and lots
of entertainment. New this year is a medieval craft collec-
tion and the children's realm. (Your fair ticket includes
access to the museum, the Ringling home and the Circus
Museum, also on the grounds.) Only the parking is free.
I promised a few weeks ago I would tell you about the
next Anna Maria School pizza night at 89th Street Pizza,
onCortezRoad. It's next Thursday, March 10. Make sure
to tell the cashier you are from Anna Maria Island. Twenty
percent of your bill goes toward purchasing computer
software for our school. Pizza and pasta buffet is $3.99,
children under 10 is $1.99, children under 3 are free.
The Seafood Shack's
Seafood au Gratin
Elaine Wright, who is visiting the Island until April,
has requested the recipe for seafood ar gratin frin the
Seafood Shack in Cortez.
SDan McKinley, day kitchen manager at Seafood
Shack, was happy to share the recipe with our readers.
1 lb. grouper cut in pieces. Bring to a boil and strain.
1 lb. small (70- to 90-count) shrimp- peel, devein and
remove tail, boil and strain
Combine cooked fish and shrimp. Season with
Lowry's seasoned salt and 2 teaspoons lemon juice..
Heat 1/2 gallon milk in a double boiler until hot.
Add to hot milk (until melted):
1 lb. American cheese (grated)
1/2 lb. cheddar cheese (grated)
1/2 cup Parmesan (grated)
Add to milk/cheese mixture:
1 tsp. white pepper
1 oz. chicken base
1 oz. Worchestershire sauce
Dash of Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup white wine
Prepare a roux to add to the cheese sauce:
1/2 lb. melted butter
2 cups flour.
Stir and cook for five minutes or so, on medium heat.
Mix roux with cheese sauce to thicken.
Add finished cheese sauce to shrimp and fish mixture, mix
well. Dish into baking pan. Top with Parmesan cheese and
drizzle with margarine. Bake at400 degrees until golden
Want to know what was in that
If you're looking to try your hand at re-creating that
great meal you enjoyed at one of the Island's fine restau-
rants, but can't quite figure out what that secret ingredi-
ent was, let us know at the Islander Bystander. We'll con-
tact the chef and run the recipe in the newspaper.
Clubs; restaurants and special event groups are wel-
come to list up-coming events, new people and new things
happening in "Sfir-it-up," a weekly column featuring fun
things to do for Islanders.
You may FAX, mail or drop a line to the Islander
Bystander or stop in at the newspaper office. Please ...
"write it up!" Make sure you include the following infor-
mation: the name of your business or organization and the
name of the event, the address, the name of a contact per-
son and a phone number.
The office is located at 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217. The FAX number is 778-9392.
The deadline is noon Friday for the following week's
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LOUNGE OPEN DAILY 11:30 AM 'TIL?
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Tues. Blind Draw Soft Tip Dart Tournament 8 p.m.
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Holmes Beach student wins cash award
Michelle Lynn Johnson, a Holmes Beach resident,
recently won a $3,000 award for three personal essays
about her life and experiences.
The senior at Manatee High School was among 373
young artists from across the nation to share $210,500 in
cash awards granted by the National Foundation for Ad-
vancement in the Arts.
"The Great Amercian Road" is an essay about
Johnson's travels throughout the United States. "Tea
From a Bowl," is about her experiences with a French
family during her stay with them on a three-week trip to
"Her Grandma Grew Roses" is an impressionistic
character sketch of Johnson's aunt.
The young writer won $300 in the Scholastic Writ-
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at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to claim her prize.
In 1992, Johnson's short story, "The Sea," was pub-
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Johnson has been accepted to the University of
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French and plans to teach at either the high school or col-
... and one of the winning entrees, 'The Great American Road'
An award winning essay
by Michelle L. Johnson
America is infatuated with the idea of limitless space,
great plains stretching from coast to coast punctuated by
majestic mountain ranges. Bound implacably to this
dream are the roads that make the beauty accessible.
Nearly four million miles ofgraded roads dart across the
fifty states, roads traveled by over one hundred fifty-five
million automobiles, around forty percent of the world's
total supply of cars. America boasts that the longest
motorable road the Pan-American highway begins
in her most rugged ofstates -Alaska and cuts across
her like an asphalt suspender strap. America, too, claims
some of the craziest road feats ever performed; in 1930,
the some seven thousand miles between New York City
and Los Angeles were driven, round trip, nonstop, in all
offorty-two days in reverse. Few nations celebrate
more the driver or the driven. Cars; carphones, car ra-
dios, guide books, maps, rest stations, gas stations, fast
food chains, convenience stores, and the entire language
of road signs, have all infused themselves intoQAmerican
culture via her fascination with road trips, and the great
outdoors. Whether it is a Sunday afternoon drive or two
weeks of car-camping or the once in a lifetime journey to
Niagara Falls, all Americans have some spirit of the road
in them some desire to drive or be driven away, far
away. We may not know what we escape from, or what we
drive to, but the yearning is there to drive on, ever on-
wards, and find the road of our dreams the road to
nowhere, the road we need no excuse to drive, the road
that exists solely for the pleasure of traveling it ...
Long days of driving deep into the black-edged night
when even the passing semis purr like big velvet cats. It
rains, yet the road snakes on, indomitable. Water peels off
the windshield like skin off a sunburned trucker, the wip-
ers pulling a double shift Radio stations fade in and out
of static; powerlines and tree-covered hollows blurring the
accustomed sounds. The local obituaries sponsored by
the Smithdale Funeral Home where a phone call will con-
nect you directly to the morgue break the dreary mo-
notony of organ music. The five a.m. pig report and Cap-
tain Jack's noon fishing tips ring across the line in accents
ranging from flat Midwestern to drawling Southern. Eight
o'clock brings the evening talk shows sex-starved
grandmothers fret over adulterous husbands ten years their
senior. Quarter 'til nine and the local stations sign off.
Then it's just the road, the rain, and the late, late shows
flickering through the cab.
There are rest stops when the rain lightens, or during
the hot, hot days of high humidity and sweat. Public
restrooms brim with old people bartering familiar con-
tempt, and withered women, their hair in economy-sized
pink rollers. Out in the countryside, there are cornfields
and the steamy sorghum-soaked cornmeal stench of fresh
horse manure. And always the road gravel or pavement
or concrete slab always the road running on.
Harley Davidsons with riders encased in black leath-
ers drone past heavily. Amish buggies, swirls of black,
brown, purple, and royal blue, trot down highways; their
present focused on the past. Coachmen convoys of senior
citizens connected by CB the pack leader's equivalent
of a tour guide's umbrella. Tired families in sedans, ag-
gressive businessmen chatting on car phones, pushy moth-
ers screaming in voices as shrill as their pump's heels, the
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road, the endless road connects them all.
Small town gas stations with rusted metal signs, adver-
tising products made by companies that went out of business
thirty years ago, line two bumpy lanes winding through win-
tergreen grass pasture land. Flashy billboards two stories high
shout neon warnings through the darkness: "Don't miss
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super highways cutting across scrub-pine forests like an as-
phalt scar. Old-timeanticipation whenBurma Shave signs are
found-two hymes and sale line strung out along country
turnpike: "A peach looks good / with lots of fuzz / man's no
peach/and neverwas/BurmaShave."Everyroadhasits own
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The road talks to its travelers. The Parkway wails
dips, curves, and mountain laurel on its roller coaster ride
of scenery. The city street advises caution as a thousand
wheels and a million feet trample it smoother, smoother,
smoother. "Take it easy," insists the old highway lined
with sappy scrub and straight white pines. And the road
goes on with the music of rubber on blacktop, an endless
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If the road is the lover, and the guide book is Dr. Ruth
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road map is the Kama Sutra- a source of infinitely vari-
able ways to enjoy the lifeblood of America. Road maps
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
SFeb. 17, trespass warning, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Galati
S Bradenton Beach
Feb. 16, burglary to an automobile, possession of
burglary tools, 1000 block of Gulf Drive. While on patrol,
the officer saw two subjects sitting in their vehicle and did
t o a warrant check on them. The check was negative, but
while they were stopped, the officer noticed a two-ton
floor jack in the back seat of the vehicle.
Later, the officer noticed the same two subjects drive
out of a condominium complex traveling at a high rate of
speed. The pair ran the red light at the intersection of Gulf
Drive and Cortez Road. The officer went to the complex
and saw a vehicle up on bricks with all four tires missing.
The convertible top was also cut, and the vehicle was ran-
The officer put out a BOLO (be on the lookout) for
the subjects, who were later located by a sheriff's deputy
in Bradenton. The Bradenton Beach officer arrived at the
scene, where the subjects' vehicle was jacked up and the
subjects were changing the tires. Upon confrontation, the
juvenile subjects confessed to the above incident. One was
released to the custody of his parents, and the other was
transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Feb. 19, grand theft, 2500 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported that a person unknown removed an
air compressor that was stored across the street from his
residence. It was valued at $2,300.
Feb. 20, driving with license suspended, resisting
without violence, 100 block of Gulf Drive North. The
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officer had stopped the subject earlier in the day and is-
sued a summons for driving with license suspended. Later,
the officer noticed the subject run a red light. The officer
stopped the vehicle and told the subject he was being
placed in custody for DWLS. The subject became abusive
in language and initially refused to let the officer place
handcuffs on him.
SFeb. 21, found property a bicycle, 100 block of
Feb. 21, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach conces-
sion stand. A person unknown cut down fishing line
strung up over the patio to keep birds off the tables.
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SAUTEED SCALLOPS ... with scallions and black olives in
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Feb. 21, possession of a forged driver's license,
possession of alcohol by an underage person, 9th Street
and Gulf Drive South. The officer observed the subject
screaming out his window at pedestrians and stopped the
vehicle. The officer asked for the subject's license. As the
subject was looking through his wallet for his Florida
drive's license, the officer noticed a Kentucky driver's
license. Upon checking the Kentucky driver's license, the
officer learned it was fake. According to the report, the
subject said he made it on a friend's computer so he could
get into bars. He was placed in custody. The officer also
found a can of beer on the floor of the vehicle.
Feb. 19, animal barking dogs, 500 block of 74th
Feb. 19, disturbance, 600 block of Baronet Lane.
The subjects were arguing loudly and were warned by the
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Feb. 20, assist Manatee Sheriffs Office, Manatee
bridge. The officer observed the subject having a medi-
cal problem at the top of the bridge and stopped to assist.
The subject said an object had been thrown at him by a
passing car as he walked across the bridge. The object
struck him in the back of the head and knocked him out.
The officer summoned EMS.
Feb. 20, exposure of sexual organs, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee Public Beach. The officer noticed the
subject walking nude through the picnic area at the south
end of the beach. He was carrying his clothes and told the
officer that he did not have a swimming suit and had gone
for a swim. The officer told him he should have brought
a suit other than his birthday suit and issued him a sum-
Feb. 20, assist Anna Maria Fire Department, 5806
Gulf Drive, Water's Edge. A fire alarm appeared to have
been pulled intentionally.
SFeb. 20, burglary, 3600 block of Gulf Drive. A per-
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son unknown entered an apartment through an open win-
dow, took a Ralph Lauren bag and filled it with stolen
property. The bag and property credit cards, jewelry,
50 CDs and identification were removed.
Feb. 20, grand larceny, 6300 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported that a person unknown re-
moved two wind surfers and covers from his vehicle.
They were valued at $1,800.
Feb. 20, animal -barking dogs, 7000 block of Gulf
Feb. 20, service, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach. The complainant locked his keys in his car, and the
officer assisted in opening it.
Feb. 21, animal, 5900 block of Flotilla Drive. The
complainant called about a raccoon that looked sick and
was acting strangely. The officer observed the raccoon
going around in circles, but as he approached it, it ran into
the trees. It was not found.
Feb. 21, animal loose dog, 300 block of 58th
*Feb. 21, animal, 400 block of Palm Drive. The com-
plainantreported a sick raccoon. It was removed by Wild-
Feb. 21, assist Florida Highway Patrol, Manatee
bridge. The officer assisted in directing traffic in a one-
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Feb. 22, found property, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
Public Beach. The officer responded to the beach in reference
to a found bicycle. An officer of the Florida Marine Patrol
found it in the sea oats at the north end of the beach. The of-
ficer checked the files and found the bicycle had been reported
stolen on Feb. 13. It was returned to the owner.
Feb. 22, petty larceny of a bicycle, 3000 block of
Feb. 22, burglary to an automobile, 5400 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach Shopping Center. The complainant
was using the pay phone and left her purse on the front
seat of her rental vehicle. A person unknown reached into
the window and removed the purse. The person removed
the-wallet from the purse, removed cash from the wallet
and tossed the wallet back into the vehicle.
Later in the day a complainant brought the victim's
purse into the police department He had found it under
the pier in the 100 block of South Bay Boulevard in Anna
Maria. Inside the purse were papers, checks, keys and
$130 in cash in an envelope.
Feb. 22, petty larceny of a bicycle, 100 block of 77th
Feb. 23, noise,4400 block of Gulf Drive. The oc-
cupants were making excessive noise and playing loud
music. The officer told them to quiet down.
Feb. 23, found property, 500 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported that a boat had drifted across the
canal into her dock. Later a complainant called about his
missing boat The boat and owner were united.
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Officer Stearns praised
Officer Chuck Steams of the Holmes Beach Police
Department was lauded last weekby Chief Andy Price of
the Anna MariaFire District in reference to an emergency
medical call Jan. 24 in which Steams assisted in perform-
ing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
"It was not only the efforts of fire district person-
nel, but the professionalism and outstanding perfor-
mance of Officer Steams which enabled us to revive
the patient at the scene," wrote Price.
Feb. 24, prowling, possession of drug paraphernalia,
5300 block of Gulf Drive. The officer observed John
Davidson, 21, of Holmes Beach on a bicycle behind a busi-
ness. Davidson fled when he saw the patrol car, was chased
down and stopped. A metal pipe was found in his pocket and
another was found at his feet He was placed in custody.
Feb. 24, assist Manatee Sheriffs Office, Manatee Av-
enue and 6th Avenue. The officer heard MSO respond to
Walgreen's Drug Store in Bradenton in reference to a white
female who had just committed credit card fraud and at-
tempted to run down someone in the process of leaving the
scene. She was seen heading west on Manatee Avenue. The
officer observed the subject drive over the bridge, stoppedher
and held her until the MSO unit arrived.
Feb. 24, suspicious person, 7700-8000block of Marina
Drive. The complainant reported that she heard a woman
scream and a car door slam. The officer found nothing.
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Outboard engines unsafe at any speed?
By Bob Ardren
Back in the early 1960's, when I could sign "Automo-
tive Editor" after my name at United Press International in
Detroit, Ralph Nader published "Unsafe at Any Speed" and
revolutionized how we regard cars and our safety.
As frustratingly true as most revolutionaries, Nader
was also technically full of baloney so to speak but
he was philosophically right. And that's what really mat-
ters and why he prevailed.
Now another book, titled "Polluting for Pleasure," has
both the technology and philosophy right this time and
takes dead aim at boaters and their pollution.
"Polluting for Pleasure" begins with the author acci-
dentally discovering that pleasure boats have been spill-
ing oil into the environment on a magnitude that's stag-
gering. Based on studies at the University of Wisconsin
and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he
says thatin addition to being 70-times more polluting than
automotive engines with their smoky exhaust gases, our
more than 8-million two-cycle outboard engines annually
put more oil in American waters than 15 perhaps as
many as 40 Exxon Valdez oil spills.
That's right. Annually, 15 Exxon Valdez spills, mini-
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with the Society of Automotive Engineers.
He is author of a chapter on the environment in
"Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship," 61st edition.
His book is all the more disturbing because any think-
ing boater with even a minimum of mechanical knowl-
edge has known this truth all along, even though we've all
denied it even to ourselves. The fact is there have never
been any emission laws for boat engines such as
carmakers have had to face for 20 years now.
But not for much longer, I'll bet.
And the next time you crank up the outboard, take a
look at that plastic plaque we all have aboard saying
"Dumping oil overboard is a Federal offense." Then look
at the water behind the idling engine.
The book is "Polluting for Pleasure" and published by
W.W. Norton & Company in New York. Ask the library
to get a copy.
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says "We have no business feeding wild birds such as
pelicans, and there should be a law against it."
He and his group are working toward that end. He
says fishers who feed the birds teach them to come to the
boats, and that's how they get hooked. "I don't want to see
pelicans hanging from fishing line in the mangroves, and
I don't think anybody else does, either," he said.
"As a professional guide spending well over 200 days a
year on the water, myself and the other guides feel obligated
to make people aware of natural situations. Just like we don't
condone anyone running their boat across the grass flats, we
know feeding the birds from a boats flat wrong."
So there's the words from a real guru, and as usual
with guru's words, they're not easy to follow.
Psst! Wanna sail to Cuba? Want to know a little
more about it thanjust "Sail out the pass and hang a left?"
If so, mark your calendar.
Veteran Sarasota sailor Bob Winters will speak about
his recent trip to Marina Hemingway just west of Havana
at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron March 16.
Scheduled for 8 p.m., the talk is open to the public,
and if you've never visited the Squadron facility down on
Sarasota's City Island, take the opportunity. The place just
keeps getting nicer and nicer.
"The Reel History of Florida: Sports Fishing
Equipment 1880-1950" is now on view at the South
Florida Museum in Bradenton through April 30. All
the fishing equipment is on loan from Lucky and Sherry
Grenier of Sarasota, and Mr. Grenier will be present
March 19 from 11:30 am. 1 p.m. to answer questions
about the exhibit and swap big fish stories.
Admission to the museum is $5.50 for adults and
$3.50 for children aged 5 to 12. This price also includes
admission to a planetarium show and the new Manatee
Education and Research Facility.
The museum is located at 201 Tenth Street West in
downtown Bradenton, and closed Mondays. For more
information, call 746-4132.
And a closing thought from John Stevely, the
Marine Extension Agent in Manatee County.
"If all the earth's water fit in a gallon jug, available
fresh water would equal just over a teaspoon less than
1 percent of the total. About 97 percent of the planet's
water is seawater; the other 2 percent or so is locked up
in icecaps and glaciers. Vast reserves of fresh water un-
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It's a short distance from Anna Maria's north end short enough to reach by water jet. But Passage Key is off
limits 365 days a year to everyone but the birds. Signs on the island clearly state the restriction by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. Buoys just offshore clearly indicate that trespassing within 100 yards of Passage Key is prohibited
The man seen trespassing on the Island -just moments before this picture was taken said he believed it was only
restricted part of the year. Numerous endangered species nest on the island throughout the year. We don't expect
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Fishers take note: get ready for linesider season
By Capt. Mike Heistand
If initial catch-and-release reports are accurate, this
may be a great season for snook. The season officially
opened Monday at midnight, so get out there and do your
best on those big, hungry fish. Offshore, most fishers are
reporting good catches of Spanish mackerel and, farther
out, amberjack and grouper.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said customers were
catching "a ton of sheepshead" during the weekend, as
well as some flounder. In the morning, mackerel seem to
be passing by the pier. There's even a snook or two prowl-
ing around the pilings. Speaking of snook, with the sea-
son underway, Kevin and Karen will be keeping the pier
open until 3 am. for any late-night anglers.
Dave atthe Anna Maria Pier said anglers therehave
been getting a few flounder, redfish and sheepshead.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said the fishing was
exceptionally good in shallow water, with good catches
of gag grouper and snapper. The hot spot for the backwa-
Best book for
Here's something every fisher or wannabe fisher
should have: "A Tackle Box Guide to Common Saltwa-
ter Fishes of Southwest Florida."
Thelittle book, written by Capt. Ralph Allen of Punta
Gorda and illustrated by James Seagle of Port Charlotte,
costs $4. With water resistant pages and stainless steel
staples, is really is a "tackle box" guide.
And what a guide. The 52-page book literally goes
from A to Z with the most popular fish caught on a fish-
ing line: amberjack to zebra fish 86 different species
in all are described.
There are sketches to help you identify a jack from a
There are common nicknames offish so you can fig-
ure out that a beeliner and a redeye are the same as a
There are pocket biology lessons to let you know
about best times to catch or best places to find the differ-
And there's even an "edibility guide" to let you know
what's good to eat and what's best used for bait or, better
"ATackle Box Guide to Common Saltwater Fishes
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he was able to catch and release a couple snook, as well
as reds and flounder, all using live jumbo shrimp as bait
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's been able to
catch reds up to 26-inches long all week. Trout are in the
deeper channels, too. In the Gulf, the action was hot be-
fore the cold front cooled things: lots of Spanish mackerel,
sheepshead, bluefish, triggerfish, mangrove snapper and
cobia one up to 35 pounds.
Capt. Dave on the Neva-Miss said fishing has improved
during the past week. Glenn Marseen and his son, both of
Bradenton, were able to bring in aload of mangrove snapper
and amberjack and a catch-and-release redfish that tipped the
scales at 40 pounds. Wow! Robert Avery and friends from
Palmetto limited out on snapper and amberjack in the 50-
pound range. June and Jamie Gerding of Longboat Key were
able to do will with mackerel and snapper.
Ruth at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip is averaging 65-125 head of Key West grunts and
black sea bass. The six-hour trip is averaging 125-225
head of vermillion snapper, porgies and a few grouper.
The all-day trip is averaging 20-30 head of black grouper,
amberjack and mangrove snapper.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said fishing is excel-
lent with just about everything that can be caught coming
in: sheepshead, mackerel, redfish and lots of snook. Off-
shore, amberjack and snapper are the best bets.
Capt. Todd Romine said his charters have caught
and released several snook and reds.
Capt. Rick Gross has brought in good catches of
mackerel, pompano, sheepshead and reds.
On my boat Magic, I've been able to get my clients
onto limit catches of mangrove snapper. We've also got-
ten good catches of permit, pompano, flounder, sheeps-
head, redfish, whiting and trout.
Capt. Tom Chayareports lots andlots of mackerel com-
ing in this week, as well as reds and sheepshead. Tom also was
able to catch and release some good-sized snook last week.
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Boater's Dream! Only seconds to Gulf. Direct Intracoastal
view from this 2bedroom, 2 bath turnkey furnished unit. Fea-
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$159,000. Call Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.
Anna Maria Island Club has it all. Can't get a better
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TIFFANY PLACE. 2Bed/2Bath condo on beautiful
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sauna, lots of storage. $169,900. MLS#54905.
Mary Ann Schmidt. 778-4931.
KEY ROYALE HOME REDUCED TO $220,000!
3Bed/2Bath, split plan, lots of upgrades. Boat dock
on sailboat water canal. MLS#10648. Call Hal
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OUTSTANDING GULF FRONT CONDO 3Bed/
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$220,000. MLS#55857. Call Marilyn Trevethan,
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NOW REDUCED! $145,000! Rare 3Bed/2Bath unit
freshly redecorated, updated appliances, boat dock.
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WESTBAY COVE SOUTH. Downstairs corner
unit 2Bed/2Bath, bright & cheery. Lanai overlooks
pool & Intra-coastal. Tranquil setting. $130,000.
MLS#56000. Call Bobye Chasey, 778-2661.
213 65th STREET. Fabulous investment potential
for this well kept duplex within 1 blk. of best beach.
$174,900. MLS#43947. Call John Green, 778-
2261 or 778-3167.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEACH HOME. Charming
ground level 3Bed/2Bath remodeled home. Heated
pool vaulted and beamed ceilings, Gulf view. $158,000.
MLS#54103. Call Rose Shnoerr, 778-7780.
SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME Great family home
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40 FT DOCK ON SAILBOAT WATER comes with this
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more. Pools, tennis. $219,000. Call Terri Robertson.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2B Turnkey, beautifully fur-
nished, gated community, pool and tennis. Has garage and
screened porch. $114, 900. Bob Fittro, 778-0054.
SMUGGLER'S LANDING CONDO Comer unit has canal
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Beachcat included 2BR/2B. $167,500. Call Jean Sears,
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$145,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
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620 Hampshire Lane
Key Royale Main Canal Golf Course frontage.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, Florida room, office, large liv-
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metered sprinkler system. $289,000. Call 778-4252.
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.
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Very spacious 1 BR/1 BA units, Living Room,
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3222 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275
GULF FRONT ESTATE
Magnificent Gulf front estate for the discriminate buyer in-
cludes an elevated three bedroom, 2.5 bath home PLUS
a private Master Suite bath separately contained with
spacious open decks overlooking the beautiful Gulf of
Mexico. This direct Gulf front location is unlike any other
on Anna Maria Island! Custom-built by existing owner to
include the additional amenities of a deluxe utility room
with washer, dryer, tub and additional provisions for the
lady of the house. A spacious shower room and addi-
tional bath for convenience downstairs, a separate work-
shop for the man of the house PLUS under cover park-
ing for 3 vehicles and room for a boat! Surrounded by
tropical foliage and privacy wall to complete your own
"Paradise on the Gulf." For qualified buyer, please call
Marie Franklin, 778-2259.
'We ARE the Since
/Island." A do. P 1957
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250
If you want to be sure to receive The Islander Bystander in your
driveway EVERY WEEK, just call in your Island address, 778-7978.
(Sorry, we can not home deliver to condos or trailer parks.)
DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE 2 BR/2BA, all
the amenities, elevator and turnkey furnished.
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and shop-
ping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
2 BD/2BA Unit, Turnkey Furnished, Completely
updated, custom ceramic tile throughout.
Ocean Park Terrace Condo- 3BR/2BA fully
furnished. Two screened porches & Roof Top Sun
Deckoverlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway
& Island. Price reduced to $179,900.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
or Janis Van Steenburgh 778-4796
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 MLS i
812 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
Sunday, 2 PM to 4 PM
Come and see this attractive beach front home located
southeast of the Anna Maria Fishing Pier. 3Bd/2Ba with
one of the finest walking beaches and gorgeous views.
Family room, stone fireplace, deck, garage, and fruit
trees. $425,000. Jeanette Rampone, 747-2244 for more
4501 Manatee Ave. W. i/ Bradenton, FL 34209
From Jean & Adin Shank 778-0455
A TESTIMONIAL LETTER TO:
r ee nREAL ESTATE
I eOF ANNA MARIA
Expressing our appreciation for your
Expressing our app G
enthusiastic devotion in representing us
with our various real estate ventures on
Anna Maria island.
whether we were selling or buying, we
knew we could depend on your honesty,
integrity, expertiSe and tireless efforts.
We would grityhole-heartedly recommend
your professionalism to anyone withareal
estate need.With high regards,
Homes Beach, Anna Maria, Fl.
"Jean & Adin, thank you for your trust and confidence
and allowing Green Real Estate to represent you."
Linda L Green
To Buy or Sell call us for help!
9906 Gulf Drive e Anna Maria, FL 34216
Next to the Anna Maria Post Office
Just steps away trom sparkling white beach lies this
like new 2 bedroom elevated Key West style home.
With glimpses of the Gulf and an asking price of
$139,900. This is a perfect match.
If you're looking for space, this is it.. Brand new 3
bedroom with den, formal dining room, large mas-
ter suite and 2000+ sq. ft. of garage and storage.
North of Manatee Avenue and so close to the beach
that you cannot believe the price of $182,000.
Location is key here. Corner of 65th and Holmes Blvd.
is where you will find this 2 bedroom ranch style home.
Amenities include 2.5 baths, Franklin stove, family
room, mother-in-law quarters, carport, and if need be
duplex zoning. All this at a very realistic $129,500. If
you price and compare, you can't beat this.
Dolores M. Baker arP
Ucensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 ...
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Lawn Hauling -By the cut orby the month.
Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Take Down and Rehanging
Also Specializing in Oriental Carpets,
Area Rugs and Upholstery
Commercial & Residential
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
SWe repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
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SCommercial & Residential
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
SLooking to work with
a great group of
people in a
_I casual atmosphere?
That's us, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub.
We are looking for positive, enthusiastic
people in the areas of:
SPantry & Line Cooks
Call for directions: 383-2391
760 Broadway, Longboat Key
Interviews 7 days a week, 3 to 5 pm
About Your Home
19 Years Serving Longboat,
Lido and Bird Keys ...
Now Available on Anna Maria Island.
Weekly Visits Monthly Reports
TED and JANET FRIEDRICKS
BE THE BEAUTIFUL woman you know you are. Call me
for a free facial. Left home and forgot some of your Mary
Kay cosmetics. Call me. Free delivery. Donna Jean 383-
WANTED OLD ORIENTAL RUGS All sizes, any condi-
tion. Call Robert Adamsky 383-9211.
BEDROOM SET, double dresser with mirror, full size bed
mattress & box springs. P.A. systems, bass amp and
NAD stereo power amp. 778-2432.
BLUE TUB, white toilet, sink and vanity. Tub enclosure
shower doors. Electric wall heater. Two 24" sliding closet
doors. One 18" interior door and one 24" GE room air
NAUTICAL ANTIQUES Solid brass ships wheel & stand
off of liberty ship or lake freighter. 1918 US Navy com-
pensating binnacle on solid brass base. Both $3500
COLLECTIBLES 3 Hummel Figurines. #142, Apple Tree
Boy, 4 1/4", tapered base (older model). #198 Home
From Market, 4 1/2". #85 Serenade 5 1/4". All Full Bee,
ITEMS FOR SALE Custom slip-covers, draperies, pillows
& cushions. Wide selection of decorator fabrics to choose
from. Call Joann Van Ostenbridge 792-9529.
WANTED TO BUY Bicycle built for two. 778-4659.
ESTATE SALE Fri., Mar. 4 & Sat., Mar. 5. 8:30 to 3:00.
606 Concord Lane (off Key Royale Dr.), Holmes Beach.
Complete house full of fine furniture and accessories.
many antiques. Cherry dining table, Windsors chairs,
hutch & corner cupboard, 2 bedroom sets, marble top
tables, Victorian chairs, collection of cups & saucers,
Tobys, Jasper ware, Lay-Z-Boy living room sleeper sofa,
pair blue chairs (rock & swivel), lamps, chests, end tables,
sterling silver plate, 4 sets of China cut glass, stemware,
kitchen items and much more. Plus a garage full.
GARAGE SALE 510 68th St., Holmes Beach. Fri., Mar.
4 & Sat., Mar 5.9 am to 3 pm. Variety of household and
YARD SALE Sat., Mar. 5. 710 Rose, Anna Maria. Crib,
stroller, Sassy seat, toys, household goods. 9 am to ?
ANNUAL FLEA MARKET Sat., Mar. 5.9 am to 3 pm. Mt.
Veron Clubhouse. 4701 Independence Dr., Bradenton.
(south of Cortez Rd.). Baked goods, clothing, jewelry, lin-
ens, books, tools, white elephants, collectibles, antiques
& furniture. Electric boat davits $5000. Lunch served.
YOGA now offered in Holmes Beach at the Magic Closet.
Beginning, advanced, senior and yoga-dance classes.
Call 778-3892 for enrollment information.
BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
1978 CADILLAC COUPE DeVille. Call Chris 778-2837.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
ALL POSITIONS NEEDED. Please apply at Rotten
Ralph's 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED for weekly cleaning. 794-
MAINTENANCE-EXP GENERAL Maintenance. 100 unit
condo. Holmes Beach. Excellent opportunity. Salary
open. 758-9624 for information.
RETIRED? Thinking of part time work? Work at the
beach. Cashier, pancake flipper, ice cream dipper,
busperson, dishwasher. Great crew to work with.
Apply in person, Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Beach,
4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Ask for Tom or Dee.
MAINTENANCE PERSON Beach resort. 30 to 35 hours
week. Valid drivers license. Good working condition.
Good pay. Paid vacation. Profit sharing. 778-6628.
HOUSEKEEPER Beach resort. 25 to 35 hours week.
Good working conditions. Good pay. Paid vacation. Profit
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED 25 to 30 hours week or Sat-
urdays only. Apply at The Coconuts Beach Resort. 100
73rd St., Holmes Beach.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light clean-
ing, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help, organiz-
ing, 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 ref-
erences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by Carleen.
15 years experience. No job to small. For free estimates
call voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
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 delivery,
Call Donna Jean. 383-3202.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all types
of trees. including palms. Insured, reasonable, Island
resident. Local references. Call Brewers 778-7790.
TAX PREPARATION and small business accounting. 25
years experience. Certified. Your neighborhood repre-
sentative in Holmes Beach, Pat Kenney. Kenney Tax
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (Admn. & RN) 54 &
51. Relocating to Island area. Desire positions providing
in-home assisted living or small group care. Positive,
sensitive, energetic. Contact us evenings at our home.
LOVING CARE by Lynn. Skilled homemaker/companion.
Certified nursing assistant. Home health aide. Honest,
pleasant, dependable. here to assist you. 778-9612.
INCOME TAX PREPARATION. Individual, corporate
and special situation. All states. 28 years experience.
Free pickup and delivery. Island resident. Jay Parker
CNA, HHA available part-time for personal care, house-
keeping, cooking, laundry, appointments, shopping and
errands. Dependable Island resident. Local references.
Call Sheron Jones at 778-1511.
9 to 3 ADULT DAYCARE Service, Inc. Daycare for older
adults with memory loss or are slightly confused. 794-
HOME REPAIR SERVICE- Professional tile installation,
marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exterior. All re- -
pairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years experience.
Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling spe-
cialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island refer-
ences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee County resident
25 years. Call today for a free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
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
ISLAND PAINTER 27 years experience. Fast, neat, rea-
sonable. Call Big Jim 778-5587.
ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf Drive.
Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
DONATIONS WANTED The Anna Maria School is ask-
ing for donations for their White Elephant Sale held at
the school Sat., March 12. Donations can be deposited
at the school. For more information call 778-1125.
SEASONAL Gulffront/canal homes and condos. Weekly
and monthly. Call Debbie Thrasher, Anna Maria Realty,
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QUIET 1/1 furnished. 1.5 blocks to beach. Cable TV and
microwave. Available beginning March 16. Wk/Sn/An. No
FOR RENT 2/2 duplex apartment. West of Gulf Drive.
Three houses from Gulf. Completely furnished. Central
A/C & heat. Florida room. Yearly furnished $1000 month
plus utilities. Seasonal $1520 month plus tax and utilities.
Call Betty Cole 813-778-2422.
COTTAGES ON the beach in Anna Maria City. Wk/Mo/
ROOMMATE WANTED Female wanted to rent large
bedroom in nice NW Bradenton home w/2 females, mid
20's & mid 30's. House privileges. 10 minutes from Is-
land. $300 month includes utilities. References required.
778-6541 days. 794-6553 eves.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Gorgeous Bayfront home. 3/2. Spec-
tacular view. Asking $950 monthly. Gulf Bay Realty of
Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.
LOVELY FURNISHED Gulffront apartment in Anna
Maria. Porch, cable, sundeck, no pets. 778-3143.
ANNA MARIA 2/1 very nicely furnished. One block to beach.
Beautiful view on secluded canal. Garage and boat dock.
Available first two weeks of April $850. 778-4073.
ANNA MARIA 2/1, carport, utility room with washer/dryer
hook-up. Near beaches, shopping and tennis. No Pets.
Annual $550 plus utilities. 778-3119.
SEASONAL Anna Maria city. Canalfront with dock un-
der construction. Available fall 1994.3/2. No pets. 813-
LOVELY DUPLEX 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes Beach.
Available for 1995.813-962-0817.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR house in Holmes
Beach. Prefer someone working nights. $300 plus 1/2
utilities. 778-8375 days/778-2899 nights.
GULFFRONT 1/1 ground floor beach condo. Fully fur-
nished w/screened lanai and heated whirlpool. Available
March 1st. $495 weekly. 778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH Completely fumished 1BR apartment.
100 yards to Gulf. King size bed, 25" TV, microwave.
Available March 8. Also taking reservations for 1995.778-
HOLMES BEACH Seaside Gardens. 1/2, annual $400
'--F.qNAL OR ANNUAL 1/1 apartment. One block from
beach. Secluded area. 778-1353.
VACATION/SEASONAL 2/1 furnished duplex. Clean in-
cludes utilities. Washer/dryer. Available March. Reason-
able. Close to beach. No pets. References. 792-1104.
LARGE 2/2 VILLA. Pool, clubhouse. Nice area minutes
to Gulf beaches. $49,900. 794-6293.
HOLMES BEACH Seasonal. Furnished 2BR apartment.
Nice area. Gulfview. Available April 1. 794-6293.
ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. Immaculate. 2/1,
rattan furniture, central A/C, cable, washer/dryer. April
available: $1500 month includes utilities. 813-251-0944
AVAILABLE APRIL 2/1, very nicely furnished bungalow.
Carport, utility room with washer/dryer. 28' X 28' living
room with glass doors to screened porch and patio. Mod-
ern kitchen. $1000 plus utilities. No pets. 778-7922, leave
RETAIL SPACE: Lease with option to buy; fully equipped
retail space; ready for immediate occupancy; Anna Maria
location; terms negotiable. For further info. Call owner
LEASE WANTED or House-sit. Christian family moving
June. Around $400 month. Send info/questions to: 2169
Barringer Circle, Newton, NC 28658.
SEASONAL Block from beach. 2/2 with nice deck. 2105
Ave. B., Bradenton Beach. 813-795-1707.
KEY ROYALE 624 Foxworth. 100 ft. canalfront. 3/2.5 liv-
ing room, dining room, kitchen with eating area. 2 car
WATERFRONT CONDO (Coquina Moorings). Anna
Maria Island's choicest location: Best of both worlds -
Bay & Gulf. Outstanding panorama view's; unit front over-
looks beach unit back on Sarasota Bay, large dock; great
for fishing/entertaining, deeded boat slip; w/utilities, deep
water. Beautiful 2/2 w/den (or 3BR), screen porches front
& back, large pool area/patio, covered parking, private
roof top sun deck's. Excellent rental income opportunity.
$159,900 owner 813-778-7502. Turnkey furnished avail-
able, Brokers welcome.
WATERFRONT 2/2, 2000 sq. ft., small den, large
sunroom, 15 X 30 pool, deep canal, new beach. $189,000.
516 56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-2952 for appt.
HOLMES BEACH LOT by owner. Great neighborhood,
short walk to beach. 90 X 90. Zoned single family. Call
FIRST FLOOR 3/2, glassed lanai, ceramic tile, floors in
great room, custom closets, plantation shutters, custom
made entertainment center. Over looks Bay. Gated com-
munity. Tennis, pools, etc. Garage with storage.
DIRECTLY ON THE INTRACOASTAL. Key West style
duplex. Seawall. Deep water: Anna Maria Island. Owner
financing or trade. $165,000. 778-7980.
VILLAGE GREEN CONDO Bradenton. 2/2 with den.
Screened lanai with hot tub. Lakefront. Two car garage.
HOLMES BEACH LOT Deep water canal, view of Sky-
way. Approx. 66 sq. ft. Excellent seawall. 66' on water.
WATERFRONT 2/1 in Holmes Beach. Deep water canal,
view of Skyway. Excellent seawall. Dock. $149,000.778-
-CONDO BY OWNER Holmes Beach. Playa Encantada.
2/2. Furnished. $130,000. Call 758-9380.
LOVELY 4BR/2.5BA, two story brick home. Completely
renovated. Separate studio. 7704 20th Ave. NW.,
PERICO BAY Edgewater Circle. One of a kind. Up-
graded. 2/2, unbelievable views. A must see. $139,500.
Island Real Estate. Reach Richard. 778-6066.
WANTED: A "Sale by owner" home in Anna Maria. Wa-
terfront (canal ok no bridges). 717-944-4304. Give
name, number, address & price. Will return your call.
Thank you. No brokers.
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SRetail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
AMERICAN CAR WASH
Self service or personal service
Pick up & delivery service available
Enclosed facility for added protection
of your vehicle
778-1617 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
= -* ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED.. :,-..
* COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
S Island Typing Service
-, Computer Operated
--i,- ,FAX Service: Send & Receive
FAX # 778-8390
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 Li. No. 4467
Soffit and Fascia Screen Rooms
Gutters and Siding Rescreening
Installation and Repair Vinyl Windows
ALL PHASE ALUMINUM
Ken Marshall 753-1279 Uc. #RX0052425
Cavanagh Marine Repair
MOBILE ENGINE REPAIRS DOCKSIDE
COMPLETE MARINE REPAIR
Cortez Rd. & 124th St. 795-7264
S & D LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION
"All types of Sprinkler Systems Installed & Repaired"
PUMPS DRIP SYSTEMS RAIN SENSORS
uc.& .UPGRADING OF OLD SYSTEMS easo,
Imnred Free Estimates 778-4810 or 778-1140 Rates
A FLORIDA COMPAN* Interior/Exterior
SMALL HOME REPAIRS 20 Years
DECKS SIDING Experience
FASCIA SOFFITS .-d/ if
DOORS *WINDOWS Husband/ife
*ODD JOBS Team
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
778-7603 Free Estimates
32-Year island Resident
Free Estimates Donnie Rivera
-L ISLAND LAWN SERVICE
P 0 Box 352 Anna Maria FL 34216
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody too.
Every detail is cleaned and protected. Your car and
boat can look like new again ... and maintain its
value! By appointment, at your home or office.
Most cars $85. Call the mobile service
number: 356-4649 or call 778-9392.
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
VACUUM SALES & SERVICE
We carry all makes & models
* We take trades Small Appliance Repair
Senior Discount Licensed and Bonded
Same Dependable, Prompt, Quality Service
at a New Location...
5600 Marina Dr Holmes Beach
Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 9-2 778-4988
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