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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


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Postal contract forfeited; investigation continues


By Paul Roat
In the wake of a financial audit, Thomas and Janet
Huffine have relinquished the contract to operate the
Holmes Beach Post Office.
Joseph Breckenridge, spokesperson with the
United States Postal Service in Atlanta, told The Is-
lander Bystander Monday "given the facts, we believe
it is in the best interests for all concerned that the con-
tract be terminated." The termination date was Satur-
day, April 2.
In a letter to postal customers in Holmes Beach dated
Saturday, Bradenton Beach Postmaster Bob Willis said
"The independent contractor in charge of the community

Anna Maria flood

insurance in

jeopardy due to

home remodeling?
By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
A remodeled ground level home on North Shore
Drive in Anna Maria must be either torn down or elevated
in the wake of more than $100,000 worth of remodeling,
apparently in violation of city and federal regulations.
That opinion was the consensus of the city's plan-
ning commission at a meeting last week, where it was
made clear that it would not be business as usual in the:
city in regards to public works issues.
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Seider of Bradenton ap-
peared before the commission to request a flood dam-
age prevention variance on the property they purchased
for $245,000 in January of this year at a public auction.
Before the Seiders bought the home, the former
owner had made extensive changes to the property far
exceeding the amount allowed by building permits is-
sued by the city. The extent of the remodeling was also
apparently in violation of Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Act (FEMA) regulations.
FEMA can cancel all flood insurance issued in the
city, or place the city on probation, if a municipality
allows excessive violations of federal rules.
A FEMA rule prohibits improvements exceeding 50
percent of the value of the property in any cumulative five-
year period (commonly called the 50 percent rule.)
Clyde T. Fretwell, Jr. received a $30,000 building
permit after a fire damaged the home at 891 North
Shore Drive in 1991. The appraised value of the struc-
ture then was $51,301.
Anna Maria's Public Works building official Don
Tarantola estimated $100,000 has already been spent,
-although the total value of the building permit was
only $30,000.
"This is equal to 500 per cent of the value and a
gross violation of FEMA rules," Tarantola said.
Fretwell requested the $30,000 permit to repair fire
damage estimated at $16,000 and to perform an addi-
tional $14,000 worth of limited renovations.
After the permit was issued the house was torn
down. Only a concrete slab and one wall of the origi-
nal structure remained. When the house was rebuilt, the
square footage was increased by 600-700 feet.
The Seiders told the planning commission the
property is now three-fourths complete. They said they
did not have an exact figure on how much more it
would cost to make the house suitable for occupancy.
Figures ranging from an additional $20,000 to $40,000
were mentioned during the meeting.
Planning Commission Chairman Tom Turner ques-
tioned Seiderabout whether he had checked with the city
about the permits before he bought the property.
"I spoke with Anne Beck, and she told me there
was no trouble with permitting for the work that was
done," Seider said. Beck is the administrative assistant
to the public works/building department
'It was my understanding that there were no problems
with the permits. I was told work was stopped because of
financial problems created by the.bankruptcy (of the pre-


post office at 5346 Gulf Drive has agreed to relinquish his
contract effective immediately."
Huffine said "I decided to give it up and go back
to school full-time." He said he made the decision to
give up the contract station "about two weeks ago."
Breckenridge said he had no information regarding
Huffine's earlier decision to give up the contract sta-
tion in Holmes Beach,
Breckenridge said that during a regular review of
Huffine's records of operation by post office auditors last
Wednesday, auditors found "there were serious breaches
in security in regards to stamp stock, and a consistent fail-
ure to follow correct accounting procedures."


vious owner), not because of permits," Seider said. "The
city did not issue a work stoppage (order)."
Tarantola responded, "I have no knowledge of
work stopped by the city. It was stopped because of
financial problems of the former owner."
Tarantola was not employed by the city when the
permits for the property were issued.
Planning Commission Member Doug Copeland
said, "It's very clear in my mind that the permit was
issued wrongly in the first place. To allow more con-
struction to be done compounds the problem and is in
violation of FEMA guidelines."
Turner added, "We're bound by FEMA and city
ordinances. At one time we were in danger of losing
our flood insurance."
Turner said the flood insurance of all city residents
would be jeopardized if FEMA rules were not followed.
Copeland explained that such variances must be
justified with FEMA.
"FEMA keeps saying we must enforce the 50 per-
cent rule," he said. "'Time after time they ask the city
to please instruct all employees about the rule."
Commission members Jimmy Nicholas, Pierre
Reynaldo and Lou Ann Collins reiterated the opinions of
Copeland, Turner and Tarantola. A 60-day extension was
granted so the Seiders can get figures on the cost of elevat-
ing the house and come back to planning commissioners.


Huffine said there was "nothing very serious"
found during the audit.
Breckenridge said he did not know if civil or crimi-
nal charges would stem from the investigation.'Postal of-
ficials are continuing their investigation, he said.
Huffine took over operation of the contract station
in November 1987. The Holmes Beach Post Office is
classed as a contract station to Bradenton Beach.
Huffine and his wife, Janet, were not postal employees.
He is a former city council member in Holmes Beach.
The office will continue to be open while a new con-
tractor is sought. Breckenridge said they hope to have a
new contract within 90 days.


Casting
about for
good
fishing
Andy Weiman of Sarasota
shows off his cast netting
form at the Anna Maria
City Pier recently.
Weiman said he likes to
fish from the pier so much
he drives out to the Island
from his home in Sarasota
about once a week.
Fishing is picking up off
the Island, according to
"ihe fishing reports from
guides and local fishing
spots. For details on
what's biting and what's
not, see page 20.
Islander Photo: Paul Rodt


Cortez Bridge closure
schedule set for
October 1995
See Page 3







SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Fish feud ................................... Page 2
Vice mayor steps down ............ Page 3
Shell controversy ....................... Page 4
Opinions .................................... Page 6
The Way We Were .................... Page 7
Announcments ........................ Page 12
Stir-it-up................................... Page 14
Tingley Library......................... Page 15
School Daze .......................... Page 17
Streetlife .................................. Page 18


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


APRIL 7, 1994







fI PAGE 2 0 APRIL 7, 1994 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


The beach tax coming and going


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
County Commissioner Joe McClash supplied fig-
ures on the one-cent portion of the three-cent tourist tax
that is.earmarked for beach projects at a recent meet-
ing of Island elected officials.
The data on the tax's collection and distribution
was requested by Island officials.
According to the figures, since the tax was put into
place in 1987, the county has collected $3,306,952. The
breakdown of this collection is as follows:
Anna Maria Island $760,599
Bradenton Beach $198,417
Holmes Beach $462,973
Anna Maria $99,209
Longboat Key $1,058,224
Other $1,488,128
Bradenton $264,556


Unincorporated county $1,207,037
Palmetto $16,536.
Amounts spent on projects as of Sept. 30, 1993, are
as follows:
Anna Maria Island $1,804,916
Cortez beach groin repairs $309,975
Beach rake and trailer- $31,195
Beach economic study $24,750
Beach renourishment project $999,983
Debt service for beach project $439,013
Longboat Key $360,000
Beach renourishment project $360,000
Other $125,097
Municipal projects $59,690
Tax collector fees $65,407
Unspent balance $1,135,265
Projected expenses from 1994 to 2000 are as fol-
lows:


Anna Maria Island $2,877,471
Dune construction $189,000
Pay off bonds $1,756,271
Environmental monitoring $100,300
Beach monitoring $253,900
Water quality monitoring $12,500
Economic studies $25,000
Sea turtle monitoring $20,500
Project contingency $325,000
Project maintenance $195,000
Longboat Key $1,200,000
The totals of tax funds spent and projected are as
follows:
Anna Maria Island $4,682,387
Longboat Key $1,560,000
The totals of tax funds collected and projected are:
Anna Maria Island $1,896,671
Longboat Key $2,638,847


Roundabout work rolling along
The Bradenton Beach roundabout may be processing
but, during last week's spring break, traffic was
delayed by both construction and vacation.
SBradenton Beach police helped with signaling
vehicular and pedestrian traffic which was at a peak.
Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka


FCA, OFF fight over fishing license increase


By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
Florida Conservation Association members and
commercial fishermen with the Organized Fishermen
of Florida are at each other's throats again.
Either way, the loser of this fight is expected to be
anyone who pays for a Florida fishing license.
Two bills before the Florida Legislature would in-
crease the annual price of a license by either $3 or
$7.50 depending on which bill musters enough votes.
Money raised from the higher fees will be used to pay
commercial fishermen for the loss of their livelihood in the
event Florida voters pass a ballot referendum this fall
eliminating nets to harvest fish along coastal waters.
FCA members want the Florida Senate to pass its
version of a bill raising the rate by $3 a year, a move
the sportfishing group says will raise $22 million over
five years. There are more than 2 million saltwater fish-
ing licenses in Florida.
OFF originally demanded a $15 increase for five


years but settled on a Florida House of Representatives
bill calling for a $7.50 raise per license each year for a
decade. Commercial fishermen say they need at least
$40 million to compensate them for extinction.
Manatee County FCA board member John Koeck
said the $3 raise will bring in more than enough to help
fishermen learn another trade ifa ban-the-nets law passes.
Commercial fishermen Mark Taylor of Cortez sees
things differently. Taylor, director of OFF's Cortez chap-
ter, said the FCA's offer of a $3 increase to compensate
fishermen is "nothing but lip service on their part."
A fourth generation netter, he said fishermen don't.
have a lot of foresight and vision or the ability to
change fields like the FCA would have them do.
For that reason, Taylor said the House bill is the
preferred program because it raises enough money for
re-training and the purchase of nets and boats owned
by the approximately 7,000 Florida netters.
The Senate bill, however, would raise only enough
money to pay for administration of the program, leav-


Coast Guard Auxiliary considers site near Kingfish Ramp


Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 81, is looking for
a place to land.
The flotilla is losing its lease at its long-time site in
Cortez near the Seafood Shack restaurant, Holmes Beach
Planning Commissioner Mike Farrup said.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary patrols the back waters,
bays and inland waterways; offers periodic boat safety
inspections at various locations on the Island; teaches
safe boating classes and often takes the place of the
Coast Guard in emergency situations.
"They approached me a month or so ago," Farrup
explained. "They've been through a lot of departments
in the county and have been referred to the City of
Holmes Beach. They're proposing to put up a building
west of the Kingfish Ramp by the Anna Maria Island
Bridge on Manatee Avenue. They need about 3,000


square feet. Presently the state owns the site, but it lies
within the city."
After looking at the city's zoning map, Public
Works Superintendent John Fernandez said the land is
not presently zoned, but logically it could be designated
a public recreation area.
"I don't think the planning commission has anything
to do with it," Fernandez noted. "It seems to me this would
be a building department/city council matter. It is Florida
Department of Transportation right-of-way from water to
water, so the state would also have to be involved."
Commission member Dr. Frances Smith-Williams
said, "This would have to be held in abeyance for a
decision by DOT as to what they're going to do with
that bridge. If they were to build to the north, that prop-
erty would be used for a different purpose."


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ing just the scraps for fishermen to fight over.
"A lot of these guys have no alternatives," he said.
"Commercial fishermen are survivors but they have no
clue what they're going to do. They'll fish right to the
end and then scramble.
"I was brought up under a strong work ethic and by
the time I was 12-years-old I was bringing money
home. We didn't think about going to college. We were
concerned about pulling our weight. I have no alterna-
tives. I have no clue where I'm going to go or how to
pay the bills or what I'm going to do."
Jerry Sansom couldn't agree more with Taylor's
assessment and his plight.
Sansom, a lobbyist for OFF and its executive direc-
tor, said the FCA and its backers in the Legislature don't
want to live up to their promise of fair compensation.
"There is no compensation program that can com-
pensate these people for what they are faced with los-
ing," he said. "You can't compensate for loss of culture
and loss of future."
FCA's Koeck, who also serves as Manatee County
Save Our Sealife coordinator, said commercial fisher-
men should not receive the astronomical monies they
want because they are to blame for the decline in the
Florida fish harvest.
"The resource has suffered and to compensate people
with huge amounts of money who have done so much to
deplete that resource seems absurd," he said. "They
caused the damage and brought this on themselves."
Koeck admitted that commercial fishermen are not
totally to blame, saying there is no question sheer
growth and damage to the bays has caused much of the
destruction to Florida's aquatic resources.
Sansom of OFF put things in perspective in the
battle between the amateur sports angler who fishes for
fun and the commercial fisherman who fishes to put
food on the table of the people of Florida.
"The FCA views us as dinosaurs," he said, "and the
sooner we're gone, the better off the world will be."


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U APRIL 7, 1994 0 PAGE 3 I]

Charlton steps down as vice mayor of Bradenton Beach


Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Jack Charlton is as vice mayor without opposition last December. He
stepping down from public office for health and fam- was first elected to office in 1989.
ily reasons. The Bradenton Beach City Charter calls for a va-
Charlton was re-elected to the council and his post cancy on the city council to be filled through the ap-

April 14 next 'drop-dead' deadline

on Anna Maria Island Bridge


By Paul Roat
Another deadline has come and gone, and another
extension has been granted in the state agencies' dis-
pute on the Anna Maria Island Bridge replacement.
The Florida Department of Transportation now has
until April 14 to respond to questions by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection's intent to
deny permits to replace the existing bridge at Manatee
Avenue with a 65-foot, fixed-span structure.
DEP is looking for answers to channel siting just
;north of the bridge. Specifically, environmental regu-
lators want to know if having the new bridge built to
the north of the current span would adversely impact
the navigational needs for boaters using the channel
leading to Perico Harbor Marina.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida
Marine Patrol have both been asked to comment. Ac-
cording to DEP's George Craciun, the Corps of Engi-
neers has responded that no problems would ensue if
the northern alignment were used for the new bridge.
Alignment has been a pivotal factor in the bridge


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permit dispute between the two state agencies. Officials
with the DEP have said environmental impacts to
seagrass beds and mangroves are too great if the new
bridge is built to the south, and have been denying per-
mits on those grounds.
DOT officials have said the channel impacts and
business impacts to Leverock's restaurant would be too
great if the bridge were built to the north, and want the
new span built to the south.
Craciun said the Corps response to the north-south
dispute was a clear point in favor of the DEP. He said
the Corps said there would be no problem with limit-
ing the width of the channel to the marina to 50 feet,
as proposed by the DEP. The Corps also indicated
channel "setback" from the bridge is not a factor -
another sticking point, according to the DOT.
The Florida Marine Patrol has not yet responded on
the issue.
If the matter of bridge alignment is not resolved by
April 14, Craciun said he anticipated yet another exten-
sion would be granted.


Cortez Bridge closure set Oct. 1995
z Bridge will be closed to vehicular Partial closure of the bridge will also take place
1, 1995, according to Florida Depart- from August to December.
iortation officials. The real sticking point was when the bridge was
11 be made to the drawbridge span and to be closed: Transportation officials originally pro-
nuilding during that time period. The posed to close the bridge between Easter and Memo-
elf will be replaced, as will the lift rial Day next year. Business owners on the Island and
ectrical and control panels. Repair in Cortez balked at that time, and requested the
about $2 million, slower business period in the fall.


pointment of a citizen by the remaining council mem-
bers until the next regular election in the city.
Charlton, a resident of Sandpiper Mobile Resort, rep-
resented Ward 1 in the northern section of the city.
Charlton was a driving force behind the creation of the
Tingley Library in the city, as well as an advocate for the
Anna Maria Community Center, and serves as "Santa's
helper" during the Island Christmas festivities.
Mayor Katie Pierola said she was saddened to see
Charlton leave the city council.
She said a timetable will be determined Thursday,
but added she hopes to have a new council member ap-
pointed within a month. Pierola said anyone interested
in filling the term until December 1994 should submit
a letter and resume to the city. The Ward 1 seat will be
come up for election for a one-year term in December
1994 and a regular two-year term the following year.



Anna Maria City
4/12, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
4/13, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
subcommittee
4/13, 7:30 p.m., Civic Association

Bradenton Beach
4/7, 7 p.m., Council meeting
4/13, 1:30 p.m., Charter work session

Holmes Beach
4/7, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
4/12, 3 p.m., Planning Commission meeting

Of Interest
4/7, 9 a.m., Police Study Committee,
Bradenton Beach City Hall
*4/11, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission
meeting, Station 1, Holmes Beach
4/13, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Anna Maria Fire Station 1,
Holmes Beach


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IKj PAGE 4 APRIL 7, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Disappearing shells main concern at fisheries workshop


By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter
After many seasons of watching five-gallon buck-
ets, 10-pound sacks and the back ends of pick-up trucks
being loaded with sea shells many of them harvested
while still containing live animals a group of citi-
zens and elected officials are ready to take action to
limit or even halt the practice on Anna Maria Island.
Representatives from the Marine Fisheries Com-
mission of Florida (MFC) held an informational work-
shop last week at Roser Memorial Church to gather
public testimony regarding the harvesting of shells,
especially those that contain live organisms.
Educating the public was at the top of the list of
suggestions made by the MFC representatives who
conducted the workshop at the request of Commis-
sioner Dorothy McChesney (Anna Maria). She asked
for the meeting after receiving complaints from con-
stituents about the uncontrolled harvesting of live shells
and the abuse of shell collecting in the waters of
Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
The 10-year-old marine commission has exclusive
authority over fishing regulations in Florida. Their rep-
resentatives hold workshops and public meetings on
matters of public interest. They told the group that no
decisions would be made as a result of the Anna Maria
meeting but the concerns of Island residents would be
reported to the full commission. Any new rules regu-
lating shell fish on the Island would ultimately be sub-
ject to approval by officials in Tallahassee.
One by one, members of the audience walked to the
podium to relate personal experiences and observations
that made them become aware of a potential problem.
Commissioner McChesney talked about coming to
the Island in the 1950s and finding an abundance of
beautiful shells on the beaches.
"If something isn't done, they will not be here be-
cause they won't be able to multiply," she said.


Molly Parks, an Island resident for 13 years said,
"I'm disheartened about the tourists who harvest so
many shells. Sometimes they don't even take them
with them when they leave. They just leave them at
their hotel or beach house."
Madge Bergquist of Anna Maria said, "I've been
horrified. I live close to a canal and I've seen them take
15 or 20 sacks at a time and load the back ends of pick-
up trucks."
"We used to adorn ourselves with animal skins and
ivory, but now we know better," said Sarah Nicholas
of Holmes Beach. "Children get excited when they find
sand cobblestoned with sand dollars. They fill blankets
fill of live shells which die in the sun. The parents al-
low it because it amuses the children but then they
leave the shells here when they go north. It's more a
matter of education than enforcement, but maybe we
could ban while we are educating."
Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Shumard -
who is also head of the Island Turtle Watch said,


"I'm very concerned about depletion since I've been
here. I, too, would like to see a ban for a short time
while we're trying to educate."
Mote Marine Biologist Jay Leverone took issue
with the group's contentions.
"This is very sensitive issue but at this time there
does not seem to be a threat to the sand dollar popula-
tion. Sand dollars are very prolific," he said. "Habitat
degradation is more harmful than harvesting."
He agreed with MFC representatives that education
should be the number one priority.
"People are well intended but ill informed," he
said. "We need education."
Sheila Wayne, a Holmes Beach resident who deals
in ornamental shells, expressed concern about a ban on
harvesting.
"I buy sand dollars wholesale," she said. "If they
were banned on this Island or even in this county, it
wouldn't be devastating. In the entire state, it would be
economically devastating."
Lee County in south Florida currently has a ruling
which limits the gathering of live shells to two per per-
son per day. The, city of Sanibel is trying to pass a rule
which would totally ban the taking of live shells from
the waters surrounding that island.
Mitchell A. Newberger, a member of the Marine
Fisheries Commission, summed up the agency's posi-
tion on the problem at the close of the meeting.
"We're not miracle workers. We only regulate.
Building seawalls, renourishment, water run-off- all
these things have contributed to the problem," he said.
"It's a sad situation and we'll do the best we can.
"There are so many fires to be put out but we're
aware of the problem."
MFC is conducting workshops at the request of
specific cities and municipalities and will investigate
the possibility of creating regional regulations on the
shell harvesting issue.


What else can we all agree to disagree on?


By Paul Roat
Commentary
It has been a wild and wacky political season and,
as the dust settles and everyone gets sworn into office,
the question remains if the recent trend toward work-
ing together will continue.
Or, to phrase it another way, who will Islanders
hate more than themselves?

City hall addition
among items approved
in six minutes
The Anna Maria City Commission took just
six minutes Friday to approve three recommenda-
tions made by the city's planning commission.
At a special meeting, the Commission gave the
go-ahead for an addition to city hall and approved
a permit for the Anchorage Restaurant to erect an
off-site sign with the stipulation that it be on pri-
vate property. The sign will be placed at the south
west corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
front of the Beach-Style Boutique.
Commissioners also accepted the planning
commission's recommendation to allow a 60-day
extension for a variance request by owners of
property at 891 North Shore Drive (see article,
page 1) and approved a permit for a door to be in-
stalled at the residence.
The city hall addition could begin as early as
May 1 said Don Tarantola, director of public works.
The plans call for an extension at the back of the
building's meeting room to house the public works/
building department. The sheriff s department would
move from Pine Avenue into the space now occupied
by the public works department.
During the renovation city hall's bathrooms will
be brought up to handicapped accessible standards in
compliance with the American Disabilities Act
The plans also call for upgrading of the
building's air conditioning system but a final de-
cision on that phase of the project will not be made
until after the bids are received.
Now L-shaped, the building will be rectangu-
lar when the addition is complete.
The $40,000-$50,000 project is expected to take
90 days to complete, and could start by May 1.


Will the question of whether or not a new high
bridge will replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge at
Manatee Avenue serve to continue uniting Islanders
against the Florida Department of Transportation?
Will recent slam-dunks by mainland officials con-
tinue to unite Islanders against the Manatee County
Commission?
Will the continued references to Anna Maria Island
as a "doormat" to Longboat Key continue to unite Is-
landers against our neighbors to the south?
Only time will tell.
If history holds true, the only thing keeping Island-
ers from gnawing at each other is the firm belief that
somebody else is out to get us all. Only through unity
AGAINST someone have the Island communities ever
been FOR something be it bridge, beach or business.
One thing is certain: political trends to "throw the
rascals out of office" don't apply on Anna Maria Island,
based on elections in the three cities in recent months.
Bradenton Beach led the charge of political placidity
last December. Mayor Katie Pierola, Vice Mayor Jack
Charlton and Councilman Bill Campbell were all up for
re-election. No challengers. No election. And this in a city
historically known for wild political swings.
Why so quiet?
One reason could be Mayor Pierola's vehement
anti-big-bridge stance. As point person against the pro-
posed high bridge at Manatee Avenue, she has galva-
nized Islanders against DOT, regional transportation
planners, and anyone else in favor of the big bridge.
Island support has been behind her on the bridge issue,
and that support carried over into other venues when re-
election time came. Her strong stance may have carried
the other candidates along in her wake.
The "keep em in office" move carried through in
Anna Maria, too, but with'an odd twist. Voters there
last February chose not to elect Leon Kramer, one of
the organizers of Save Anna Maria (SAM) and a prime
hater of things big-bridge-like, instead keeping politics
the same as usual with the re-election of Mayor Ray
Simches, Commissioner Doug Wolfe and Commis-
sioner Max Znika while elevating planning commis-
sioner Chuck Shumard to the city commission dais.
Former commissioner and Vice Mayor George
McKay just wasn't able to distance himself far enough
politically from Simches for voters to opt to make a
change. Both agreed on most issues, with the only real
point of contention between the two being the way each


would conduct city business never a real political fire-
ball of an issue. Voters opted to keep things the same.
But why Shumard instead of Kramer? Shumard's
long history of work on the planning commission, and
his countless hours devoted to helping sea turtles on the
Island's Turtle Watch program, brought him into
greater political favor than Kramer. Perhaps dues-pay-
ing and turtle-watching win out over bridge fighting.
Keeping things the same held true in Holmes Beach,
too, but with a gender'switch. For the first time in 16 years,
voters elected a male mayor, Rich Bohnenberger. He is
somewhat of a political newcomer he's only been in
office as a commissioner a year but voters preferred
him over political newcomer Joy Courtney.
Voters also kept Pat Geyer in office, although her
switch from mayor to council was politically prudent
in light of her pro-big-bridge stance not a politically
correct measure on this Island. The switch worked for
her, though, in spite of her big bridge platform.
Re-elected too was Carol Whitmore for a second
term. Ever the great reconciliator, Whitmore has been
the moderate on the Island for keeping up good rela-
tions with others sort of the good-cop in the some-
times rabid bad-cop game others play with county, re-
gional and state leaders.
Luke Courtney was also able to gain a council seat
due, in part, to his vocal stance on keeping zoning den-
sity down in the hotel-motel district in the city. In ret-
rospect, it never was much of an issue, but it did gen-
erate enough ink to propell enough people to vote
Courtney into office. It also could be argued that a vote
for Luke on the council translated to a no vote for his
mayoral candidate wife Joy.
What's new on the horizon for Island politics?
Probably business as usual.
There are two new faces out of the 16 politicians
from the Island's three cities Shumard in Anna
Maria, Courtney in Holmes Beach and not much
chance for radical change.
Looks like we'd better find a new outside entity to
start to pick at. The Anna Maria Bridge issue is wind-
ing down, the beach is built, business is good and, un-
less we find something else or somebody to hate, we'll
probably start to pick at each other again.
Here's a thought as you're waiting in traffic this
week: how many cars LESS would there be in front of
you if there was a bridge from the mainland to
Longboat Key?






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Frustrated with Gulf Drive traffic?


Interested in what's proposed for improving Gulf
Drive? You'll have your chance to hear what may hap-
pen to change the roadway April 21.
A special task force formed to address traffic con-
gestion, drainage, parking and landscaping is holding
a public meeting on the member's recommendations at
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Dr. N., Thursday,
April 21 beginning at 7 p.m.
Mike Bartles, chairman of the 789 Task Force, urged
all residents and business owners to attend the meeting.
Task force members have been studying the road-
way between the Longboat Pass Bridge and Manatee
Avenue for several months. They have come-up with
a number of recommendationsfor improving the road-


The Division of Law Enforcement of the
Florida Marine Patrol has issued the following list
of actions citizens can take to aid in the arrest and
prosecution of marine law violators.
Keep a camera on your boat to take photos
of anyone you think is violating marine laws.
Record boat numbers, description of boat,
color, other markings, etc.
Record description of those who appear to
be violating the law and note their activities, along
with date, time and locations Loran reading, if
available.
If VHF radio is available, call the Marine
Patrol at the district office nearest you (list is
available from Marine Patrol). Continue to keep
suspects in view if possible.


way, including:
Creating an eight-foot-wide multi-use sidewalk
along the west side of the road on the beach from Fifth
Street South to the Longboat Pass Bridge.
Creating a one-way road along the beach with
angle parking from Fifth Street South to Coquina
Beach. The road would be separated from Gulf Drive
by landscaping and a low wooden barrier and would
have limited access to Gulf Drive.
Developing a traffic circle to ease the flow of traf-
fic at Leffis Key and Gulf Drive.
Still to be decided and sure to be a significant
point of contention at the public hearing is the issue
of sidewalks and bike lanes along Gulf Drive.


If the suspects leave the area, present your
information to the responding law enforcement
agency who will take your statement and assist
you in presenting same to the state attorney for
prosecutional review.
Remember, this procedure is no different than
if you witnessed any other crime. A citizen has a
duty and a responsibility to testify as a witness in
the prosecution of violators of the laws of Florida.
A citizen arrest is not recommended and
would be illegal in most cases.
It is a.felony punishable by up to five years
imprisonment for any person to harass or intimi-
date any witness seeking the arrest of another per-
son as outlined in Florida Statutes 914.22.
For more information, phone 1-800-342-5367.


Although the right-of-way along the busy highway
generally extends 25 feet from the center of the road,
much of that area is used for parking for businesses in
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
A recommendation by Manatee County Bicycle &
Pedestrian Advisory Board Chairman Steven J. Sibert
calls for use of much of that right-of-way for desig-
nated bike lanes, sidewalks, curbs and landscaping.
Specifically, Sibert recommended:
Gulf Drive north of Cortez Road, creating four-
foot designated bicycle lanes on both sides of the road,
with an eight-foot multi-purpose sidewalk on the east
side of the road.
Gulf Drive south of Cortez Road, creating four-
foot designated bicycle lanes on both sides of the road,
as well as an eight-foot multi-purpose sidewalk on both
the east and west side of the highway.
As an alternative, Sibert suggested 14-foot-wide
traffic lands with "bicycle sharing roadway" signs if
bike lanes and sidewalks were not acceptable.
Another controversial topic is intersection im-
provements to Manatee Avenue and both East Bay
Drive and Gulf Drive. Both intersections are bottle-
necks in traffic flow during peak traffic times. Bartles
has suggested a traffic circle, or roundabout, at the in-
tersection near the Manatee Public Beach to improve
traffic flow there.
Recommendation by the 789 Task Force will be
presented to the Manatee County Commission by June.
The commission will then make its own recommenda-
tions to the Metropolitan Planning Organization based .
on suggestions by the task force. MPO members will
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SOS backlash:

subsidies for netters by

recreational anglers?
Supporters of a ban on net fishing in near-shore
waters may reap more than they bargained for if the
proposed constitutional amendment gets on the ballot
and passes voter approval this fall some significant,
government-subsidized competition.
Save Our Sealife promoters want to stop commer-
cial net fishing within three miles of the shore in
Florida. They say the ban will preserve the fishery for
future generations.
Commercial fishermen, many of them second or third
generation netters, have said their entire way of life will
become extinct if the net ban passes. Throughout the state,
members of Organized Fishermen ofFlorida, commercial
fishermen and their supporters, have been vehemently
opposed to the amendment proposal.
Locally, the proposed net ban would drastically
alter the Village of Cortez. Most of the residents there
have made their lives on the bays and bayous within
Sarasota Bay, stalking fish for years and years. Most of
them were here long before us.
What will happen to commercial netters if the bill
passes? What do you do if your whole life has been
devoted to fishing?
You never worked in a factory.
You never worked in an office.
You never worked for anyone but yourself and the
fish house.
You will probably still fish. Commercially. But in
a different way.
Netters will probably become charter captains and
guides, and with hook and line, start to fish in direct
competition with the people who put them out of busi-
ness in the first place.
And, if a bill floating through the Florida Legislature
passes, they will be subsidized for five years or so by the
very people who put them out of work in the first place.
Lawmakers in Tallahassee are debating an increase
of a few dollars to the saltwater fishing license fee. The
money would be used to "buy out" commercial net
.fishermen impacted by the proposed ban, if it makes it
on the ballot, and if it passes.
We find it ironic that commercial net fishermen
will be compensated for their lost livelihood by sport
fishermen virtually the leaders of the net ban and
then face off with the charter captains in direct business
competition, too.
In fishing terms, it looks like a real backlash for
SOS supporters.

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Roller bladers wrongly blamed
I am not a "roller-blader" myself, but I have a lot
of respect for those who engage in the sport.
How can Anna Maria deny these people the use of
our streets when we have so few sidewalks on the north
end of the Island?
How, for instance, do you get from your home to
a "legal" sidewalk? Do you carry your skates to a "side-
walk," put them on, and then carry your shoes while
skating?
Let's get real, folks.
The north end of Anna Maria is probably the qui-
etest, smoothest and safest place on the Island for roller
blading. How can we deny our friends, neighbors and
vacationers this healthy recreation?
Betsy Smith, Anna Maria
Island needs Big Mac place
I'm enroute back home from your Island.
On Anna Maria Island I found imported seafood,
guitar-playing entertainment, hamburgers for $5.95, but
no home-style cooking or even a Wendy's or family fare.
You may wish to let a franchise like McDonalds
establish on the Island. My kids would appreciate it.
Wilbur T. Smith, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Editor's Note: Heaven forbid!
Tourists batter beaches with
trash and words
In regard.to your "Our Opinion" column in March
31, 1994:
First of all, I agree that the progress of the Island
over the years has been for the best. And, I do not have
a problem with people sharing our "paradise." But have
you taken a look at our beaches lately?
In the past month trash on the beaches has in-
creased by 200 percent. Have you been behind one of
these people who are here on vacation for a week for
an hour at your favorite restaurant to listen to how
they degrade our beaches? Have you lain down to take
a nap at 12 noon only to have some car full of these
"praised" spring breakers come by screaming and mu-
sic blaring?
My business personally succeeds because of these
tourists, but I cannot see how an Island paper could not


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stand behind its residents and not only tell us to shut-
up about the tourists, but also tell the tourists to respect
the land and the people who are not on vacation and
who have to pick up the trash they leave!
I resent your column.
I enjoy our paper, but resent those views.
Let the visitors know they are not alone we are
here, too.
T. Black, longtime Island resident

Fishing photo offers sequel
Continuing the saga of the fishing father, Pat Wing
of Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach, called the AMI
Historical Society to say she spotted her father in the
background of the photo run by the Islander asking, "Is
this your father?"
She said she knew it was her father admiring the
huge Jewfish caught by John Martens, Sr., about 40
years ago and gave us more information. She said the
fish weighed about 400 pounds and could not be lifted
onto the pier, so fishermen had to jump off the pier in
the water to pull the monster to shore.
Pat added she has been wintering on the Island
since 1948 and her mother, who is now 94, is still com-
ing down from Belleview, Ohio, with her.
Carolyne Norwood, president,
AMI Historical Society

Centennial shirt will travel
I have a subscription to the Islander Bystander and
saw the Island's Centennial T-shirts. I would love one
if possible in extra large or extra-extra large for my
husband's birthday.
Please mail as soon as possible as his birthday is
March 26.
Thank you.
Betty Paquet, Leominster, Mass.
Editor's note: Your letter was forwarded to the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society and a shirt, size extra-
extra-large, was sent right away. Hope Mr. Paquent had
a happy birthday.

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Part 2, Anna Maria Island & the Seminole War,
1835-1842, by June Alder


Peaceful Fort Brooke (Tampa) in the late 1820s.


CAPTAIN BUNCE,

PROTESTS


The slaying of 105 American sol-
diers in the "Dade Massacre" of Christ-
mas Week 1835 shattered the peace of
Tampa Bay.
For the next seven years it would be
the center of one of the most shameful
episodes in U.S. history: the expulsion of
thousands of Seminole
Indians from their
Florida homeland. Fort 'Thepeople o
Brooke (Tampa) was in a most dist
the deportation stage literally with
and military hub of the meant, without
conflict Egmont Key, action ... a un
tiny Passage Key and
Anna Maria Island also trust seems to
had roles in the tragedy. whole Comm\
When President seem distracted
Andrew Jackson, the general cry oj
old Florida Indian must be done
fighter, heard about
the Dade disaster he oppose every
sent 14 companies of which can be
regulars to Florida in
addition to militia from the Southern
states. He appointed to command them
one of his best officers, Gen. Winfield
Scott (later to lead Lincoln's Union
army). Jackson's instructions were
simple: end the rebellion fast.
But in the first battles along the
Withlacoochee River in Seminole territory
American forces came off badly. So badly
that Jackson's aide in charge of his "Indian
removal" program wrote the President:
"The people of Florida are in a most dis-
tressed state, literally without a govern-
ment, without concert of action ... a uni-
versal distrust seems to pervade the whole
Community ... all seem distracted in the
general cry of something must be done,
while all oppose every measure which can
be suggested."
Seminole bands soon started to
move south, burning farms and stealing
cattle. At Fort Brooke they sniped at
pickets, sometimes dancing and shout-
ing out of reach of their muskets, then
melting into the woods. The garrison
commander cut down many fine old oak
trees there so as not to provide cover for
the Indians.
There were reports of guns and am-
munition for the Seminoles being landed
from Spanish ships cruising the coast.
The rancho people came under suspi-
cion from the territorial legislative coun-
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owners not wanting to lose their In-
dian workers were siding with the
Seminoles, too.
This was not the first time there had
been talk like this. A year before his as-
sassination by Semi-
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while all mouth of the Manatee
River, protested. He
sure insisted his employees
Iggested.' of mixed blood were
completely loyal to the
United States, and his good friend and
fellow Connecticut native Judge
Augustus Steele (also postmaster and
customs collector at Tampa Bay)
backed him up.
"They are entirely identified by habit,
occupation and intermarriage with people
of another nation, of different pursuits and
modes of life, and incapable of supporting
themselves by ordinary Indian means,"
the judge argued. "By driving them from
the sea, you would take from them their
only resource and place them in absolute
want."
Steele had good connections in
Washington and Thompson's order was
countermanded. Fitzpatrick's proposal
likewise came to naught.
Meanwhile, the war build-up was
continuing. Navy ships from Key West
and Pensacola were patrolling the
coastline and transports were coming
and going bringing in hundreds of
troops. Towards the end of March 1836
the quartermaster at Fort Brooke hired
Captain Bunce as a pilot, calling him
"one of the most intelligent men on the
coast and highly respectable."
Bunce intended to prove he was
loyal and trustworthy, too.
Still, the fishermen and their fami-
lies at his rancho remained apprehen-
sive, wondering what was going to hap-
pen next.


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Poet blasts gas tax
The Commissioners are at it again,
What will they think of next?
They're considering a tax on gasoline,
Oh, boy! The residents will be vexed.

It wasn't an original thought you know,
They had help from another source.
If you're wondering from where they got the idea,
From the Chamber of Commerce, of course!

Now everyone's struggling to find an excuse,
Developing projects on which they can spend.
The millions of dollars not yet received,
By gosh! Will it never end?

The Chamber of Commerce with ideas bright,
Suggests that a gas tax is best.
But I get this cynical feeling deep down,
That it is feathering its own little nest.

The burden of taxes on business I'm sure,
Will become increasingly great.
And when onerous taxes give no relief,
Please don't put them on the poor man's plate.
Geogre Payne, South Lyme, Conn.
Island A.I.D. thanks Islanders
All Island Denominations (A.I.D.) distributed 38
Easter food baskets to the needy on Anna Maria Island.
Deana Hartman and Woody Candish, both from
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, delivered
the food which was purchased at a discount from Is-
land Foods.
Jim Gloth, manager of Island Foods, and assistant
Susie Lewis helped with the food pricing and ordering.
A.I.D. wishes to thank all the Islanders who con-
tributed donations to make a happier holiday to our
less fortunate neighbors.
Burrell Maschek, president A.I. D.

Art and Island cross
international borders
I am a Canadian tourist enjoying your beautiful
blue skies, warm water and friendly people. I am
writing to you because I wish to use your paper as a
means to express my thanks.
My story begins in March 1992 when I was work-
ing on an oil painting at DeSoto Park. A lady whom
I had never met came up to me and said, "I see you
have an early start on your painting for our show. The
rest of the group will be here shortly."
I thanked her, but explained that I did not belong
to her group. Her answer was, "What difference does
that make? This show is for all of Manatee County."
I explained that I did not belong to the county.
Again she said, "What difference does that
make?"
I had to tell her that I did not belong to her country.
Her answer, a little impatient now, was the same.
I realize she was sincerely inviting me to enter her
show and I felt, under the circumstances, this was
most generous. I finished my painting, framed and
entered it in a juried show at the Art League of Mana-
tee County.
I was leaving for Canada almost immediately so
I called to tell my "lady in the park," Arlene Bell, that
a friend would pick up my painting and return it to me
after the show. My friend had exciting news for me
I had come in fourth.
I have told this story of Arlene Bell's kindness in
my home in Nova Scotia many times.
This saga has a sequel. In Feb. 1994, I read in the
paper that the Art League was asking for artists' entries
for another juried show. I called Arlene who told me I
was welcome. I again entered and once more came in
fourth or of "equal merit" with another artist.
I have always believed that the impression of art
is universal and passes all boundaries. I feel honored
to receive this award especially on seeing the quality
of the work of the other artists.
My hat off and thanks to Arlene Bell, the Art
League of Manatee County and all the workers and
volunteers who helped to make me and others very
happy. Art does cross all borders.
By the way, my family and I very much enjoyed
the poems by Bud Atteridge. He must be both clever
and have a wonderful sense of humor.
Syliva A. Ireland, Nova Scotia


Island is an animal sanctuary
We first came to Anna Maria in 1977. Like many
people we fell in love with the Island and have returned
every year since staying from three days in the begin-
ning to four to six months the past years. Most of our
time was spent in Anna Maria City at many various
locations. I have been retired many years and finally
my wife is retiring this summer. We have planned for
some time to relocate in Florida to escape the severe
Minnesota winters and high taxes. It is a difficult move
to make, leaving children and grandchildren behind but
we're going to do it.
This season we stayed in Holmes Beach for the
first time in the area of 84th Street and Marina Drive
and have now made another decision! Anna Maria,
famed as a bird sanctuary, is actually an animal sanc-
tuary! There is no control of dogs and cats! The black
tom cat that's under my bedroom window most every
morning at 3:30 to 4 a.m. makes the God-awfulist
howls I've ever heard. I have counted as many as seven
cats outside my bedroom window holding choir prac-
tise at 4 a.m., their urine smells are intolerable. Dogs
-- there are two yippers on 85th Street (house with a
pool) that are out very early in a.m. and they yip and
yap at anything and everything that moves and are not
quieted by their owners. There's a dalmatian on Marina
Drive that steals my newspaper off the driveway every
other morning except when the paper guy misses the
driveway, which is regularly, and throws the paper into
the sprinkler system. There's a weiner dog next door
that barks all day long whenever its owner leaves it
alone. There's a black lab that roams almost at will and
craps in my yard regularly etc., etc. Well folks, it's not
the animals' fault!!
We love the laid-back, slow-paced lifestyle of the
Island but we've made a decision we'll relocate to
Florida but on the mainland in Village Green,
Bradenton where we won't have to get upset about the
indifference of people toward'the behavior and control
of their so-called pets.
P.S. We'll always love the Island but will give itup
for peace and quiet and good sleeping.
Bob Christensen, Minnesota, soon to be Florida

Island visitor thrilled with Island
Howdy, folks.
Enclosed please find a check for a one-year sub-
scription to be sent as a gift to a recent Island visitor.
She was only here for a week and she loves it.
I hope the subscription helps turn her into an Island
resident in the not too distant future.
Thanks for your attention to this.
Charlie Tuppen, Holmes Beach

Drunk driven at city's expense?
In reference to your "Street Life" piece for Holmes
Beach March 15, Suspicious Person, 2900 block of
Ave. C: The officers responded to a report of a person
in the road, found the subject passed out and took him
home.
It's good to know that our police department re-
sponds to our calls, but I thought their job was to dis-
courage violating the law by arresting public drunks
instead of performing a taxi service?
I just bought house in that very neighborhood and
so far I believe that the Anchor Inn has more clout than
our police department.
Randy Streiler, Holmes Beach

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Attorney questions criteria for

in-home artistic teaching


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Council's plan to provide
for licensing for in-home artistic teaching has hit an-
other snag.
At a work session in February, the council directed
its city attorney to modify the land development code
to include occupational licenses for in-home artistic
teaching, such as piano and dance lessons. The action

Newly appointed
signage group meets
in Anna Maria
At the request of Mayor Ray Simches, a new
sub-committee has been appointed which will
study ways to improve the appearance of Anna
Maria City's signs and develop a long-range plan
for the replacement of existing signs.
Commissioner Dorothy McChesney an-
nounced last week that the sub-committee met for
the first time and will ask for the city
commission's pledge of support before the group
goes any further with the project.
Members of the sub committee are Gene Aubry,
Pierre Renaldo, Bob Vanhousen and Fred Hall.


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Winners of the April 2 horseshoe competition were
Hugh Holmes and Bob Crorey. Dolores McNamara
and Bub Babcock were runners-up.
The March 26 winners were Bill Starrett and Jack
Krueger. Runners-up were Bob Hinch and Tim Robbins.


was the result of a request made by piano teacher
Paulette Kilts nearly a year ago.
The issue bounced back and forth between the
council and the planning commission several times
before council agreed to add in-home artistic/tutoring
to residential district regulations governing "other ac-
cessory uses." Included under this designation are
home occupational licenses, temporary uses and fam-
ily day care homes, which all require council review.
However, council recently received a letter from
City Attorney Patricia Petruff seeking further clarifi-
cation on the matter.
Petruff noted in her letter, "I recommend that a
paragraph be added incorporating language similar to
that which is found in the Manatee County code, the
Tampa code and the Palm Beach Gardens code.
"These codes restrict the traffic generated by
home occupations to that which would normally be
expected in a residential neighborhood. These codes
also restrict the percentage of floor space which can
be devoted to the home occupation. Several of them
also contain specific restrictions on parking."
Petruff said she did not recommend establishing
a license as an accessory. "As can be noted," wrote
Petruff, "accessory uses are presently restricted to
garages, pools and docks. I do not feel that this type
of use should be categorized as an accessory use as
opposed to a home occupation use."
According to Petruff, an amendment to the home
occupation criteria would he required in order to per-
mit it as a home occupation use. "It would be difficult
for the city to justify allowing one type of home oc-
cupation to generate pedestrian and vehicular traffic
while not granting another the same privilege,"
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By Tomara Kafka
Features Editor
"I was shocked," admits Nancy Newman of Anna
Maria City, "when the Island Community Center
called to ask if I could come and pick up an Easter
basket. I thought it was for the kids.
"But it was a ham, potatoes, carrots, green beans,
butter and an apple pie a whole Easter meal," she says.
Newman and 37 other families on the Island re-
ceived the Easter baskets from All Island Denomina-
tions (AID) last Thursday. Instead of fluffy, shaggy
plastic grass and gooey candy, these "baskets" were
full of food enough for a good hearty family-sized
Easter dinner.
Each year AID delivers Easter baskets, Thanks-
giving dinner and a full-sized Christmas package to
families who are in difficult transition or circum-
stance.
Many of the families are single moms or
grandmoms trying to support families on their own.
"I'm afraid things haven't changed much since
Christmas," says Nancy Newman.
Newman is typical of the type of family that AID
has been helping since 1981, according to AID Presi-
dent Burrell Maschek, people who are trying to im-
prove their lot but having a hard time.
"It's unusual to find someone who we have to help
year after year," says Maschek, involved since 1989
and this year's winner of AID's Humanitarian Award.
"Typically, these are families who are anxious to find
jobs and get themselves out of a needy situation."
AID, an ecumenical out-reach program, was es-


By Tomara Kafka
Features Editor
This set of twins met their 15 minutes worth of
fame last year.
"We even met a couple on the beach who told us
we inspired them to walk after they read the article
about us," says Jean Sames.
Sames is referring to an Islander Bystander article
written by Joy Courtney, Feb. 11, 1993, about Sames
and her twin sister Harriet Ward, who are still seen
"purposely" walking the beaches and streets of Anna
Maria Island.
The twins have devoted their lives, separately dur-
ing the years of marriage and child-rearing, to healthy
outdoor activities. Now that their families are grown
and both husbands are deceased, the twins spend six
months of the year living and exercising in Anna
Maria City.
Last year they were working to compete in the
U.S. National Senior Sports Organization.
But this year they are much more content with a
new program the Presidential Sports Award.
"I saw it in a little magazine somewhere," says
Ward, "that everyone can get involved. And it seemed
to fit into our goals."
Ward sent away for the materials and they began
the program which includes keeping a daily log of
their physical activities suited to their individual (or in
this case twin) needs.


tablished to help families in need on a year-round ba-
sis. AID not only provides food baskets on Easter and
Thanksgiving but gives food, clothes and toys for
Christmas. And they are prepared to help any Island
family at any time.
Newman was profiled in an Islander feature fol-
lowing AID's Island Christmas '93.
Newman and her two school-aged children found
themselves on the street with the clothes they were
wearing and only a few possessions shortly after mov-
ing to Bradenton last year. Then, due to her husband's
erratic behavior at her work site, she lost her job.
With help from a friend she was able to move to
Anna Maria last summer.
Just when things were looking brighter for
Newman, 12-year-old son Tony and her 10-year-old
daughter Raven were in an auto accident. Newman
spent six days in the hospital, two in the intensive care
unit. She continues to see her doctor three or four times
a week for rehabilitation from the auto accident.
But she has now developed other health problems.
"I'm not looking for a job right now," says
Newman. "I can't until my health gets better. Up until
last October, I never went to the doctor nothing has
ever been wrong with me. Right now, I'm blessed to
have Medicaid."
After a tumultuous year of change and health prob-
lems Newman is anxious to get her life back to normal.
"My goals are to get my health problems out of the
way and to get back to work." Newman laughs, "I'm
going buggy not working. I cleaned the screens and the
windows just the other day. I can't not be busy."





.lean Seams (front) and
SHarriet Ward, twins who
.~,* share a goal of fitness,
wear the twin T-shirts
they entered in a contest
last year.
Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka


"There are a wide variety of activities that you can
take part in," advises Ward. "The only requirement is
that it is done within a four-month period."
As part of the Presidential Sports Award, the twins
continue to walk. Their "fitness walking," which they
do on the beach, is two-and-a-half miles at four miles
per hour (15 minutes per mile).
"Then," says Ward, "we do cross training which
includes aerobics two times a week, ballroom dancing
once a-week and country line dancing once a week."
The twins take their exercise and dance classes at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Ward said the twin sisters have had their own in-
spirations.
"Last year we saw the Delaney sisters, aged 102
and 104, doing push ups-on TV," says Ward. "They say
the keys to their longevity are exercise, good nutrition,
laughter, and a stress-free life."
"Our goal is not to live to be 100," emphasizes
Sames, "but towards the quality of life to enjoy our
good health while we're here.
"We want to encourage not just older people," says
Sames, "we want to tell people about the award for fami-
lies. It's a message of improved health for everybody."
"Age is not a barrier to becoming physically fit,"
adds Ward.
To find out more about the Presidential Sports
Award write to P.O. Box 68207, Indianapolis, Ind.
46268-0207.


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By Rick Fleury
Islander Reporter
"All generations before this one have found it dif-
ficult to understand size, bigness," wrote Henry Beetle
Hough in his 1940 bestseller "Country Editor."
"The human conception has been able only with
difficulty to cope with the tremendous figures, cities,
steamers, wars, rates of production, and so on, in the
modern world," he wrote. "But I wonder if the time has
not come when it is more difficult for most people to
formulate an idea of smallness. Things have been big
for so long now.
"For instance, a great many people are not only
unable to imagine what a small weekly newspaper and
a small town are like, but they do not even try, because
they assume that anything small is simply an early and
imperfect version of something big."
Like many of us on Anna Maria Island, Mr. Hough
was an "islander" who chose to devote much of his
youth and 65 years of his adult life to the means and
ways of Island living.
Mr. Hough was my editor and friend on Martha's
Vineyard, the first of four islands I've chosen to call
"home." Located seven miles off the southeast coast of
Massachusetts, u e Vineyard captured me off guard, I like
to say, on a wet, grey Spring day in 1981. I thought I was
taking a day-long excursion by ferry from Woods Hole to
Vineyard Haven until, nearly a month later, I went back
to the "mainland" to retrieve my Volvo and ferry it, too,
to the Island I was quickly adopting as home.
That first summer on the Vineyard was the begin-
ning of many years of island living for me that, for
many years, focused primarily on the Island of
Martha's Vineyard. The other islands I've been lucky
enough to settle on are: Aquidneck Island, which is
connected by two bridges to the tiny state of Rhode
Island and boasts the famous port of Newport; Manhat-
tan Island, with five or so bridges, a ferry and at least
two tunnels linking its city of New York with the rest
of the world; and Anna Maria Island, once connecting
a part of Florida's west coast only by ferry and, since
1957, by modern bridge.
In contemporary conversation, it is rare to refer to
Manhattan as an island, but there remains a thread of self-


Mysteries available Ismander P :a
at Island book store
The Brain Gym book store in Holmes Beach recently
hosted a book signing with nationally known author
(and Island resident) Eleanor Boylan (left).Fans
Dustin Sexton, 10 years old, and his mother Ellen,
visiting from Indiana attended. In last week's Is-
lander article on Boylan, we neglected to mention
that her Clara Gamadge mystery series including the
latest book, Pushing Murder, are available at Brain
Gym.


sufficiency and insularity that defends and maintains its
integrity as an island. Even the sense of "smallness" can
still be found in its neighborhoods and sections if one
has the chance to learn the smaller details of the Island
that make it so grand, yet so unique.
But, the strongest similarity I've found in my
four Island experiences is that of the Vineyard and
this island of Anna Maria.
Here, much of our language, conveniences and
inconveniences, natural elements, cultural values and
mores, prides, prejudices, patterns and perspectives
seem to attract a similar people, attitude and lifestyle.
In daily conversation, for example, we say we
live on the Island not at, or in. We'll often plan
our trips for trading and spending in advance, since
they require travel to larger and less expensive stores
and services off-Island, with, of course, some subtle
differences: Here, we go "to town." On the Vineyard,
we simply go off, or to the mainland.
Islanders tend to take pride in Island conve-
niences and, to a certain degree, pride themselves in
their inconveniences as well (at least to off-Island
visitors anxious to learn more about Island living.)
The attractiveness and charm, for example, of
even the most mundane of daily necessities like
the laundromat, the post office, the grocery store or
the local hardware seem to hold a level of respect
among Islanders and a level of photographic
charm among visitors. Inconveniences, like limited
variety, competition or scale, are often scorned while
quietly revered.
Beauty, climate, weather the very nature of
the elements that brought visitors to vacation on the
island in the first place are always a subject of con-
versation and regard, whether the subject is the
fierceness of its storms, the harshness of temperature
or the mildness of its breezes. On an island, one lives
with the weather and the sea, and becomes compat-
ible with both.
Island culture, a pair of words that are, in a way,
an anomaly, usually possess a greater latitude and tol-
erance than mainland culture. The rules of fashion,
art, music, decoration and entertainment always seem
to be less strict on the Island. Ties and jackets, for
example, are never really a necessary part of the
wardrobe when considering what everyone else will
be wearing to whatever they're wearing it to. It just
doesn't really matter. And if it does, you probably
shouldn't let anyone know it, or be there at all.
As islanders, our prides, prejudices, patterns and
perspectives are learned through the unique experi-
ence of island living. To acquire them is a process
that takes time and a willingness to leave old habits
on the other side. Once the new become habit, it can
be hard to go back. The new small things become
custom and the once big things become less impor-
tant.
It is often argued among islanders just what con-
stitutes "islander" status. Is it place of origin, time
spent or lack of on or off, name, servitude or involve-
ment, ancestory?
To me, regardless of the island, its place or its
people, it is a willingness to understand and accept
the island, wherever it is, for whatever it is. To look
at the things beyond its connections to the mainland,
large and small, that separate it from the bigness of
the rest of the world. To acknowledge its boundaries
and limits and to hold on to its character rather than
trying to change it.
Referring again to Mr. Hough, my favorite is-
lander, he says, "I doubt if there are many who know
that these particular small things, and of course oth-
ers, are more different in kind than in size. They are
not underdeveloped. They are mature, complete
specimens of what they have always been and will
always be."


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Power Squardon offers
racing program
Plan to attend the Manatee Sailing Associations'
PHRF Racing and Ratings program on Wednesday,
April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron, 1200 71st St., Bradenton.
Speakers Bill Mundy, MSA PHRF measure, and
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racing experience and will address questions regarding
ratings and racing.
The program is open to all interested sailors. For
further information, call 778-5303.

Exhibit at
Island Branch Library
Anna Maria resident Betty Weisend will have a
display of needlepoint on exhibit at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach during the month of April.
The public is invited to review the exhibit.


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IANNOUNCMN


U.S. Congressman to
hold town hall meeting
U.S. Congressman Dan Miller will hold a town hall
meeting for residents of Manatee County on Wednes-
day, April 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bradenton
Municipal Auditorium, 100 10th St. W., Bradenton.
The meeting will be an open forum where constitu-
ents will have the opportunity to meet Miller and to ask
questions and make comments about issues being con-
sidered by the U.S. Congress.

Off Island happenings
The Fine Arts Music Series of the First United
Methodist Church of Bradenton will present the La
Musica International Chamber Music Festival Musi-
cians on Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctu-
ary of the church. A reception for musicians and guests
will follow the concert. A free-will offering will be
taken. No tickets are required. The church is located at
603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Call 747-4406 for more
information.
Church Women United in Manatee County will
meet Friday, April 8, at the Sheriff's Youth Ranch.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. followed by program
about the ranch and its future at 10 a.m.
Cellist Allison Eldredge and pianist Yoshie
Akimoto will perform at the Van Wezel Performing
Arts Hall in Sarasota on April 10 at 8:15 p.m. followed
by a performance by the Bournemouth Symphony Or-
chestra, one of Britain's leading symphonic ensembles,
at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. Call the Van Wezel
box office at 1-800-826-9303 for ticket information.

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Linda L. Fuller, of Bradenton and formerly of
Holmes Beach, died March 30 in HCA/L.W. Blake
Hospital.
Born in Allen County, Ind., Mrs. Fuller came to
the area from Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1966. She was a
retired secretary. She was a member of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach. She was a mem-
ber of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in
Holmes Beach.
Graveside services were held at Palma Sola
Cemetery with the Rev. John Bonsor officiating.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your
choice. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge
of the arrangements.
Henry 'Bud' Peltier
Henry "Bud" Peltier, 84, of Anna Maria, died
March 30 at home.
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Mr. Peltier came to
Anna Maria from Dearborn, Mich., in 1972. He was
a retired engineer for Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn.
Peltier was a city commissioner in Anna Maria,
serving from February 1976 to February 1978.
Former commissioner Ken Trent remembered Peltier


"The Intolerance of the Religious Right," will be
explored at the 1993/94 annual meeting of the Planned
Parenthood Association of Southwest Florida on
Thursday, April 7, in the ballroom of the Hyatt Hotel
on Sarasota Bay, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota.
The public is invited to attend.
Join the American Littoral Society on Wednesday,
April 13, at 7 p.m. at the Environmental Library in the
Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota for an

Christian Science Services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
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Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


as an "individual, not unlike many in Anna Maria. A
real nice guy."
He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church. He was a member of the Knights of Colum-
bus 5604 of Bradenton, Padre DeSoto Council of the
Knights of Columbus, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary, and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
He is survived by his wife, Mable; a daughter,
Marcia Nikula of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; two
sons, Dennis of Rochester, Mich., and Gary of Can-
ton, Mich.; four sisters, Josephine M. of London,
Ontario, Canada, Bernice VanTiem of Grosse
Pointe Woods, Mich., Pearl Donlon of Windsor, and
Beatrice Anatya of Zolfo Springs; two brothers,
William of Detroit, and Joseph of Windsor; 11
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Homes, Holmes Beach. Mass of Christian burial
was held at St. Bernard Catholic Church with the
Rev. Benjamin Gorr officiating. Burial was in Man-
sion Memorial Park, Ellenton.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, Fla.
34217 or St. Joseph's Family Foundation, P.O. Box
1036, Holmes Beach, Fla. 34218.


environmental lecture, "Marine Mammal Strandings."
There is no cost for the program and the public is invited.
Selby Botanical Gardens Research Director Mar-
garet Lowman will discuss the "Ecology of the Tropi-
cal Rain Forest" on Monday, April 11, in Room 6044
of the Nursing Building on the Manatee Community
College Bradenton campus, 5840 26th St. West at 1
p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Call
755-1511, ext. 4341 for more information.


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[I PAGE 14 A APRIL7, 1994 i THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Did you know that the Golden Star in Bradenton
Beach is the only Chinese restaurant on the Island?
And they have some great, spicy lunch specials. I tried
chicken curry the other day for lunch, and ordered it
hot. It came with choice of soup and, of course, hot tea.
It was good, very filling and one of the nice things
about Chinese food affordable.
In Holmes Beach the Beach Bistro has resched-
uled its Guest Chef Education Lunches until season is
over, which is soon, says co-owner Sean Murphy.
"Everyone has been too busy/' he says. The edu-
cation luncheons, which will be open to both chefs and
the public, are now in the works for later in April,
maybe May.
"We may do some guest chef evenings, too," he
says. Murphy is planning new menu revisions such as
cool salads and lighter entrees for the summer Bistro.
In Anna Maria the Rod & Reel Pier is now serv-
ing Tortellini "Napoli" with a red, red sauce so red,
says owner Gus Wacker, "It's darker than the fire de-
partment uses." This is a new variation of a Tortellini
"Carbonara" that Gus discovered when in Palermo,
Sicily, right after World War II. He received the recipe
from his Swiss three-star chef, but there was a slight
problem although certainly not with taste.
The tortellini was white, the sauce was white, the sliv-
ers of ham were pink and the plate was white. It didn't
look too appetizing. Now it both looks and tastes great.
If you hear Hawaiian and Tahitian music wafting on
the breeze in Anna Maria.it's likely coming from Ato's
Restaurant. The place will probably be packed for a luau.
And you might get to see Ato Kelly, owner and nationally-
known dancer, with her sisters and some female friends
dancing traditional hula. It's too tropical.
On City Island, just past Longboat Key next to
Mote, the last season show of Ski-A-Rees is Sunday at
2 p.m. It's free open to the public and it's a great
thrill-packed ski show.
At Mickey's Sports Bar & Grill on Cortez Road
"Crazy" Carol shows up every Monday to sing and tell
jokes. I hear she's really funny a real riot actually.
In Bradenton (town) and in Cortez, Capalbo's
House of Pizza received a recent review by Pat




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Benson. Capalbo's started the pizza buffet concept in
Manatee and it remains a popular way to try various
styles of pizza. Benson says the restaurant serves a
"good variety of tasty pizza at reasonable prices." We
say "very good and very reasonable."
You can help. Tingley Library, the only private
library in the state of Florida, is looking for volunteer
workers as many of the winter volunteers are leaving.
At the Island Branch Library a needlework dis-
play by Betty Wiesand runs through April. The artist
is talented and the subject matter of the display is sur-
prisingly dramatic.
* *
At least one of our readers would like another key
lime pie recipe:
"Could you find a recipe for a salt-free or low-salt,
sugar-free or low-sugar key lime pie? And does aiy
restaurant serve this?"
Marge Soeffker, Holmes Beach
Well, Marge, let's see if we get any responses.
From another reader:
"Recently my husband and I had dinner at the
Colony Restaurant on Longboat Key. For dessert we
had their Macadamia Nut Cream Pie. It was fabulous.
Would the chef be willing to share his/her recipe?"
Natalie Rizzo, Holmes Beach
The Colony's Executive Chef Jean Pierre Pellet
was happy to share this recipe:

'Macadamia Nut Pie'
2 2/3 cup milk
2 1/2 tbs. butter
2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp. gelatin
1/4 cup whipped cream
1/2 cup crushed Macadamia nuts
1 tbsp. Kahlua
1 pie shell
Combine milk, butter and sugar in a rondo pan and
bring to a boil.
Combine eggs, cornstarch and vanilla using mixer.
Temper egg mixture by adding small amount of boil-
ing milk mixture to eggs, then adding eggs to milk.
Cook for five minutes stirring constantly, remove
from heat and cover with plastic wrap to prevent a crust
from forming.
Mix gelatin with 1 tbsp. cold water and dissolve.
Heat in a double boiler.


Action crafts Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
at library
Last week the Island Branch Library sponsored an
Arts and Crafts Festival. Phil Toffel, a wood sculp-
tor, demonstrated his skill by carving flowers. The
five-day event was coordinated by branch staff
member Marian Humphrey and Irene Murphy, a
former library employee.

After pastry cream cools add whipped cream, gela-
tin, Kahlua and the Macadamia nuts, leaving out 1 tbsp.
of nuts. Pour mix into pie shell and top with the 1 tbsp.
of Macadamia nuts.
* *
Stir-it-up is a weekly column covering events,
newsy items and fun things to do for Islanders, most on
the Island, some off-island. We encourage those who
provide food, drink and entertainment to send us infor-
mation of your upcoming event or tell us what's new.
You may FAX, mail or drop by The Islander By-
stander with a press release. The deadline is noon Fri-
day for the following week's column.
The office is located at 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217, and the FAX number is 778-9392.


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No 'old smelly' books allowed at Tingley


By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Where can you find Mick Jagger sitting next to
Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography? At Bradenton
Beach's new Tingley Library. Where else?
While some shelves remain starkly empty, others
are holding lots of shiny new jacket covers and still-
stiff paperback books.
"We have new books coming in daily, says John
Sandberg, president of the board and one of last
Thursday's volunteers.
You have a good chance of meeting John or Mollie
Sandberg at the new Tingley Library, located directly
behind the Bradenton Beach City Hall.
They spend lots of time there, as do about 30 other
volunteers, who run the new library.
"More volunteers are needed," says Mollie
Sandberg, "for three-hour shifts. We get a couple al-
most every day, but many are winter residents and get-
ting ready to leave."
Tingley's new librarian is Luanne Collins, a retired
school librarian. She has a parking space with her title
on it, but no salary.
"There's no paid help," explains Mollie Sandberg.
"And we're going to need a clerk soon."


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John Sandberg, library president and volunteer, stands in front of the half-full or half-empty shelves
(however you want to look at it) in new Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach.


Elaine Mihm, one of the 30 volunteers who run the
library, types up the registration cards for the new
books that hit the shelves daily.


The Tingley Memorial Library replaces an older,
much smaller library located on the same spot.
"The old library wasn't air conditioned," explains
John Sandberg, "and the books were -covered with
mold, they did not smell good, they had bugs and many
didn't have dust covers."
They did manage to salvage some of those books
which were processed along with their new coun-
terparts by the Manatee County Public Library Sys-
tem and returned to library shelves.
"We didn't want to run the risk of virus infecting
the new books," explains Sandberg.
So most of the old, smelly books were sold at a
two-day book sale during the Bradenton Beach Festi-
val, raising about $340 for the library, and remaining
books were donated to the American Association of
University Women's book sale.
What stands on the shelves is lots of popular read-
ing material.
"We did a survey," says John Sandberg. "Recre-


national reading is what people really wanted the most."
So the book-buying committee has been buying up the
New York Times Best Seller lists for the past five
years, or getting them by donations.
The library's board of directors budgeted $20,000
to buy books. "Out of that (budget), we have about
$8,000 left," says John. "It's an on-going process."
Besides buying new books, people are donating
books, say the Sandbergs. Even the Manatee County
Public Library donated some books.
"The Florida Statutes may be donated on CD
ROM," says John Sandberg.
The Tingley is like a community center. Commu-
nity events can be posted and the meeting room is
available for clubs and organizations. A donation is
requested for the cleaning fee, and reservations should
be at least two weeks in advance.
Library hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to
3 p.m.; Thursday 3 to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 am.
to 3 p.m. The Tingley is closed Sunday and Monday.


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A Few Favorites
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Eggs Benedict ................................................................................... $4.50
Om elettes ............................................................................. $2.95 to $4.95
French Toast....................................... ........................................... $2.75
Corned Beef Hash, 2 Eggs & Toast ................................................... $3.50
Cream ed Beef on Toast ...................................... ........................ $3.50
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy ......................................................... $3.50
Hot DogsBurgers, Grilled Sandwiches & Hoagies ...............$1.75 to $4.25
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Island becomes site of Olympics
For afew hours last week, the Island hosted its very own Olympic Games but
Bruce Jennings needn't worry. The events included a straw javelin throw, a
discus paper plate competition and sponge shot put throws. Folks who live at
S Seaside Gardens in Holmes Beach had their annual picnic and had a great time
competing in the innovative Olympic competition. "Saggy Aggy the Bag Lady"
even made an appearance for a clown make-up demonstration.


Off Island happenings
The Friends of the Central Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton, is sponsoring a Spring
Book Sale, on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in the library's auditorium. The public is invited.
April is a musical month at Manatee Community
College. Upcoming events include an opera workshop
performance, a Sounds of Spring Concert, Florida Orches-
tra State Association solo and ensemble competition and
an MCC Wind Ensemble Concert. Call 755-1511, ext.
4351, or ext 4240 for show times and ticket information.


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Mon-Fri 4-7PM
,J V Nightly Entertainment

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Tuesday:
Restaurant Appreciation

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KITCHEN OPEN DAILY 11 AM
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HOLMES BEACH
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HAPPY HOUR: 4 to 8 PM
ENTERTAINMENT 5 NIGHTS A WEEK
KITCHEN OPEN DAILY
6 PM TIL MIDNIGHT
1/3 Lb. Hamburger, Large Fries and
a Draft Beer $3.95 (6 'til Midnight)
Tuesday: NICKEL BEER NIGHT, 6 to 8 PM
Wednesday: ISLAND NIGHT REGGAE
Thursday: LADIES NIGHT $5 All You Can Drink, 9 to Midnight
THE BAND LINE-UP
Wednesday, April 6 Reggae "Democracy"
Thur. Sat., April 7,8 & 9 606
Sunday, April 10, The Instigators
Beach Bash *5 to 9
Wednesday, April 13* Reggae "Democracy"
Thurs. Sat., April 14,15 & 16 Rocky and the
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Car Parking
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0 I had gotten some aches and pains and couldn't sleep at night,
o So I went to see the doctor so he would set me right.
He couldn't find anything wrong, but he wouldn't let it rest,
C And sent me to the hospital where they gave me every test.
They pierced me with needles and probed and pushed me around,
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Special art earns poster award
First-grade student lan Frederickson, left, displays a
poster advertising the 1994 Children's Art Festival
- Very Special Arts, made special by featuring his
drawing of a cat. His delighted art teacher, Fayanne
Hayes, looks on. Frederickson won the poster
contest during a competition held among the stu-
dents of Anna Maria Elementary School and the Out-
of-Door Academy in Sarasota. Featuring art making,
animal demonstrations, student art exhibits and
more, the festival takes place Saturday, April 9, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5401 Bay Shore Blvd., Sarasota.
Admission is $3 per child and adults are free.


Joe's Eats & Sweets
VitsAn EdsieIeCaPro


The Best Homemade Ice Cream and
. Yogurt made by Joe on premises.
Ifyou can dream it,
we'll makeit!
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Closed Tuesdays
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6 Blocks South of Cortez Bridge


Simply ... the soul of Europe

in the heart of Longboat Key.






FINE DINING

383-8898 Ivo Scafa, Proprietor
*Adjoining Four Winds Beach Resort
An elegant resort on the Gulf of Mexico
2065 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key









FRESH CATCH ... Sauteed or Chargrilled with Ma itre'D
Hotel Butter, accompanied by saffron rice and fresh vegetables.
BAKED STUFFED SHRIMP... accompanied by saffron rice
and fresh vegetables.
SAUTEED CHICKEN BREAST ... with bacon, muish-
rooms, onions, and melted Monterey Jack Cheese, accompanied
by house potatoes and fresh vegetables.
SHRIMP PROVENCALE ... Sauteed shrimp with fresh to-
matoes and scallions in a white.wine garlic butter sauce over
white rice accompanied by fresh vegetables.
SAUTEED SCALLOPS ... with scallions and black olives in
a Ramesco Sauce over homemadefettucini andfresh vegetables.
MEDALLION OF VEAL ... sauteed with mushrooms and
scallions in a Cognac peppercrn sauce, accompanied by house
andbles.


Making young lawmakers
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard of Holmes Beach initiated a contest to help the fifth-grade students at
Anna Maria Elementary understand why society has laws. After discussing the basic reasons for having laws
and ordinances, Reichard challenged each student to write his or her own law. Each student must also defend
the law by stating how it will protect the citizens of Holmes Beach or make the community a better place to
live and how the law can be enforced. Winners will be announced after spring break. First prize is $50,
second prize is $30 and third prize is $20.
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Anna Maria School menu
Monday, 4/11/94
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on Bun or Cheese Pizza, Peas, Banana, Pudding
Tuesday, 4/12/94
Breakfast: French Toast w/Syrup or Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Port Chop Shape or Burrito, Buttered Noodles, Green Beans, Applesauce
S"Wednesday, 4/13/94
Breakfast: Toast and Sausage or Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Roast Turkey or Power Slice, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Pears, Fresh Baked Hot Roll
Thursday, 4/14/94
Breakfast: Hot Cheese Pocket or Cereal, Fruit Juice
S Lunch: Tacos or Mini-Chef Salad, Lettuce & Tomato, Strawberry & Banana, Peanut Butter Bar
Friday, 4/15/94
Breakfast: Bagel w/Jelly or Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos and Cheese, Corn, Potato Rounds, Ice Cream Cup
All meals served with milk.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City .
March 23, burglary, 700 block of Fern. A person
unknown entered the residence through a secured win-
dow.
March 24, aggravated spouse battery, 400 block
of Spring Avenue. The husband was placed in custody..
March 25, alcohol citation, 875 N. Shore Dr., near
the Rod and Reel Pier.
March 25, five alcohol citations, Bean Point on
the beach
March 26, alcohol citation, Bay Front Park.
March 27, alcohol citation, 875 N. Shore Dr., near
the Rod and Reel Pier.

Bradenton Beach
March 19, burglary, 1325 Gulf Dr. N., Catalina
Resort. The four victims left their room to go to the
beach. Upon their return, they found the window screen
ajar and numerous items missing. Missing were a
man's wallet containing $5 in cash, credit cards and a
driver's license; $40 from a ladies wallet; a ladies wal-
let with $150 in cash, $200 in traveler's checks, credit
cards and a driver's license; a man's wallet with $2 in
cash, credit cards and a driver's license.
March 20, Marchman Act, Cortez Bridge. The
officer on patrol was flagged down by the subject. The
officer noted in his report that the subject was severely
intoxicated and said she wanted a ride to Michigan. The
subject couldn't remember where she was staying, and
the officer transported her to the county jail for her
safety.
March 20, found property a wallet, 1325 Gulf
Dr. N., Catalina Resort parking lot.
March 20, theft of a bicycle, Sandpiper Resort.
March 21, criminal mischief, 2400 block of Av-
enue A. The complainant parked his car in his driveway
and upon returning to the vehicle, found all four tires
flattened and roofing nails and screws in the driveway.
The tires showed several small holes which appeared
to be caused by an ice pick, said the report.
March 22, unlawful alteration of a tag, 900 block
of SR 789. The officer stopped a vehicle for failure to


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a piece of metal bolted to it. The driver was issued a
summons.
March 22, DUI, SR 789 and SR 684. While trav-
eling north bound on SR 789, the officer observed
Robert Martindale, 29, of Michigan, begin to turn off
SR 684 to travel south bound on SR 789. Martindale
ran the red light at the intersection, then backed up to
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from falling, and he smelled strongly of an alcoholic
beverage. Martindale was given field sobriety tests and
placed in custody.
March 23, criminal mischief, 2300 block of Av-
enue C. The complainant reported that eggs were
thrown at his parked car causing $150 damage to the
paint.
March 28, no registration, no driver's license,
impounded vehicle, attached tag not assigned, careless
driving, Cortez Beach parking lot. The officer observed
the subject turn out of north bound traffic and travel at
a high rate of speed through the parking lot. The sub-
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March 25, suspicious person, 4000 Gulf Dr.,
Manatee Public Beach. The complainant reported a
man panhandling at the beach. The officer advised the
man to leave the beach.
March 25, found property a boat, 6700 block
of Gulf Drive on the beach. The tan and blue paddle
boat had no identification number and was moved to
city property.
March 25, found property a boat, 700 block of
Manatee Avenue, King Fish Ramp. The 12-foot, or-
ange and white boat had no identification number and
was moved to city property.
March 25, vandalism to a mail box, 6400 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
March 25, assistance, 4000 block of 6th Avenue.
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March 25, vandalism, 5313 Gulf Dr., Eckerd's
Drug Store. The subject entered the store to have a pre-
scription filled and became irate because the pharma-
cist said no refill was indicated. As the subject walked
out of the store, he knocked down a sign causing $20
in damage.
March 26, battery, 5604 Marina Dr., Domino's
parking lot The complainant reported that the subject was
tailgating his vehicle, so he pulled into the parking lot The
subject followed him, got out of the vehicle and pushed
him. The subject then told the complainant to learn to
drive and pushed him again before leaving the scene.
March 26, disturbance, 4900 block of Gulf Drive.
According to the police report, the complainant was
picking up his children, as per a separation agreement,
when his ex-wife's boyfriend began harassing him by
driving closely behind him, honking the horn and yell-
ing obscenities and threats. The complainant pulled his
car over, and the subject pulled in front of his car and
left the area.
March 26, found property a man's gold ring,
White Avenue beach. On March 29, the owner came
into the police department and claimed the ring.
March 26, suspicious person, 31st Street and
Avenue E. The complainant reported three female ju-
veniles who appeared to be intoxicated. The officer was
unable to locate the juveniles.
March 27, trespass, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Pub-
lic Beach. The complainant reported that the subject
was harassing patrons, panhandling and refusing to
stop playing his guitar. He was issued a trespass warn-
ing and told not to return.
March 28, vandalism, 100 block of 36th Street.
A person unknown forced a stick into the fan unit of an
air conditioning unit causing $75 damage.
March 29, suspicious person, 4000 Gulf Dr.,
Manatee Public Beach. The complainant reported a
group of juveniles throwing rocks and taunting
seagulls. One juvenile threw a rock and broke a bird's
wing. The juvenile was placed in custody, then released
to the custody of his grandparents. The bird was taken
by a volunteer to the Pelican'Man's Bird Sanctuary.
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March 30, DWLS, 5900 block of Marina Drive.
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March 30, service, 300 block of 58th Street. The
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March 30, theft, 6400 block of Flotilla. A person
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March 30, suspicious person, 3234 East Bay Dr.,
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when determining what to do with your mail.
If you will be away for a few days, and don't
have time to notify the Postal Service, you may
want to ask a friend or neighbor to pick up the mail
from your box. Accumulated mail in a box is an
advertisement that the house is vacant. Small mail
receptacles such as apartment house boxes have a
limited capacity. Your letter carrier will remove
accumulated mail when the box becomes full, and
leave a notice to pick up the mail at the post office.
The Postal Service will be glad to hold your
mail at the post office for up to 30 days. Either
stop by your local office or ask your letter carrier
for a Hold Mail Card. Be sure to specify the dates
you would like your mail held. Fill out the card
and hand it to a clerk or your letter carrier a day
or two before you leave. The Postal Service does
not accept requests to hold mail for one day or
requests made by telephone. Upon returning, you
can either pick up the mail at your local post of-
fice or call and ask that it be delivered on the next
delivery day. Someone should be available to re-
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FI[ PAGE 20 M APRIL 7, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Anchorage management focuses on Southwest Florida


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Want to start a brawl or, in the case of Longboat
Key, a lawsuit?
Just tell some cruising sailor passing through Anna
Maria Sound to move his (or her) boat or you'll get the law
on her (or him). Tell him or her you live here, this water-
front belongs to you, and "their kind" really isn't welcome.
The relationship between boats "on the hook" and
shoresiders in Florida is seldom warm, but one man -
with the help of many of his friends both in and out of
government may really be changing all that.
Long preaching cooperation rather than confronta-
tion, Walter Stilley may be close to solving an age-old
problem for Florida's waterfront communities:
"How do we deal with all those boats," is one po-
lite phrasing of the problem.
Stilley is president and spark plug of the four-year-
old, 1,500-member, non-profit Boaters' Action and
Information League (BAIL), and he's devoted to the
cause of the cruising sailor.
"Here we are with one of the greatest cruising grounds
in the world, and we largely turn cruising sailors away,"
Stilley says. Working closely with the Southwest Florida
Regional Planning Council, the West Coast Inland Navi-
gational District and Florida Sea Grant College Program,
Stilley says "we've devoted two and one-half years to
developing what we all hope is a workable program to
manage our anchorages."
"Through cooperation, we've created a system to
study, monitor and create local oversight of anchorage
development," he explains. This first development
phase of the project was sponsored by the regional
planning council. The consortium hopes to begin a
five-year trial of the plan in five southwest Florida
Counties as early as next month including Manatee,
Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties.
"The State perhaps in response to some of the
draconian rules on the East Coast and in the Keys an-
ticipates all local anchoring and mooring ordinances will
eventually be pre-empted with new state guidelines.
"The problem is that if the state sets up all regula-
tions, there'll be no reflection of local needs or condi-
tions. That's why we want local or area management
boards, so local nuances can be considered and yet
we'll still have consistency throughout the region,"
Stilley explains.
About 50 anchorages have been identified in the
five-county area so far. They are identified and even
pictured in BAIL's new edition of "A Guide to Anchor-
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with some surprising results.
For example, 62 percent of the respondents said
they'd be willing to participate in setting up boater/citi-
zen regulatory boards to manage anchorages. Even
more surprising, 77 percent of the sailors agreed that
residents of the community who live on board their
vessels should pay some fair share of the tax base.
"I believe any city should have the right to ask that of
any sailor living aboard a vessel and working locally,"
Stilley says. "And obviously other cruising sailors agree.
"We're trying to create an environment that's
friendly to boaters and, at the same time, we're trying
to develop a more receptive attitude on the part of the


shoreside community."
Perhaps the best news for Florida boaters and
shoresiders alike is contained within the letter Stilley
received from Percy W. Mallison, director of the Di-
vision of State Lands within the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.
"We are very hopeful that your pilot management
program can be implemented soon," Mallison writes.
"...the concept is excellent and should be supported-by
all entities interested in improving the management of
our waterways and associated submerged lands.
"Initiatives such as yours, if successful, will reduce
the need for us to adopt strict regulatory measures on a
large scale. Thank you for all your efforts. Please keep us
informed." You can be sure Stilley will be doing just that.
See you next week.


Snook season report: one of the best


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Name it and it's out there snook, redfish and trout
in the backwaters, amberjack and grouper offshore.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle said the fish-
ers he's been talking to have been coming home with limit
catches of snook. He said the best bet for finding linesiders
is to look around docks and in shallow water. Trout are
also being caught wherever there is fast-moving water.
Larry at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching quite a few snook, a few mackerel,
lots of sheepshead, a couple of redfish and some black
drum. He said that fishermen on the pier have also been
spotting a few cobia around the pilings, but no hook-
ups have been reported yet.
Ralph on the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trip is averaging 70 head of Key West grunts,
vermillion snapper, lane snapper and porgies. The six-
hour trip is averaging 100 head of vermillion and lane
snapper, porgies and Key West grunts. The nine-hour
trip is averaging 70 head of mangrove snapper, red and
black grouper, and a few porgies, Key West grunts and
vermillion snapper.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said mackerel are in
the passes and along the beaches. He also said there are
a lot of cobia in both the Gulf and bays.
Dan at the Anna Maria City Pier said pompano
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sheepshead. She said snook have been hanging around
the pier, but there haven't been any nibbles yet.
On my boat Magic we've had good fishing with
some big snook, some up to 20 pounds. Flounder ac-
tion has really picked up. Offshore, mangrove snapper
and amberjack are still biting, as are yellowtails. One
charter produced a 50-pound amberjack.
Capt. Phil Shields said kingfish are in the 40- to
50-foot water depth, and he's been able to get some
clients onto black fin tuna in a little deeper water. As
to offshore bottom fishing, Capt. Phil said he's still
doing well with black and red grouper.
Capt. Todd Romine said he's hooking up to lots of
snook as many as 60 catch-and-released in one trip.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's doing well with snook,
too, with one trip producing 40 hook-ups.
Capt. Tom Chaya said snook season has defi-
nitely arrived, with at least one of the big-jawed fish
coming to a hook on every trip.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's hearing
that this may be one of the best snook seasons in recent
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Father, son team combine to make big hits


By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
A.J. Van Slyke says he wants to be just like his
father. In many ways, the 10-year-old already is.
Andrew John "A.J." Van Slyke: Bats left, throws
right. Good glove. Smooth swing. Batting average hov-
ering around an incredible .667. Confident. Straight A
student.
Andrew James "Andy" Van Slyke: Bats left,
throws right. Good glove. Sweet swing. Confident.
Articulate. Major League Baseball all-star for the Pitts-
burgh Pirates and one of the purest hitters since A.J.'s
all-time favorite player Ted Williams. Favorite, except
for his dad.
The league leading hitter for D.Coy Ducks, a ma-
jor league team in Anna Maria Little League, is "a
natural," according to coach Lou Fiorentino.
"I've been working Pop Warner football and Little
League baseball for 30 years and he's the best I've ever
seen at his age," the Ducks coach said. "Here's a 10-
year-old killing the pitching of 12-year-olds."
When A.J. was seven-years-old, his father said he
turned an unassisted triple play by snagging a line drive
over second base, stepping on second to catch the run-
ner headed for third, then running down the man who
left first too early.
AJ., a catcher for the Ducks, loves the game so much
he plays on two other baseball teams at home in St. Louis.
"Yeah. I want to be a professional ballplayer just
like my dad," A.J. said before a recent Ducks' game
with Westbay Athletic Club. "It's kind of fun having
a major league dad and hanging out with professional
baseball players.
"They don't do much. They play ball, they play
cards, they go fishing. They play ball, they play cards,
they go fishing,"
Andy couldn't agree more with A.J.'s perception
of professional ballplayers. He said he believes there is
a reason why so many of them love fishing and base-
ball with equal zeal.
"So much of fishing and so much of baseball is
failure," the Pirate outfielder said. "The guys who are
a success in baseball are the ones who learn to deal with
S failure. In baseball you fail 70 percent of the time. If
you played basketball and shot 30 percent you
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No. 1 with the man who will make millions of dollars
this season as one of the boys of summer.
"The simple fact is as long as you have a dream,
that's the first step. My son already has that dream,"
Andy said. "Then there's a price to pay."
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"My son A.J. is a great kid. He is a lot like his fa-
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catcher. He's in on every pitch," Andy said. "I love to
play the games, too, when they come. In spring train-
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the Van Slyke family's list of favorite places.
On the other end of the scale is the constant travel
involved in shuttling from big city to big city during
baseball season, she said. Life on the circuit ain't all it's
cut out to be.
"The travel gets old," Lauri said. "We've been to,


S0



Fish Tales
Welcome!
Got a great catch?
We'd love to hear your
fish stories, and
pictures are welcome!
Just give us a call at
778-7978 or stop by
our office in the Island
Shopping Center.


HOBIE
SUN
GLASSES


OPEN AND COVERED BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE!
... with each slip rental, receive a DISCOUNT on gas or diesel.
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the same' cities a thousand times and all we get to see
are the ballparks."
A big fan herself, Lauri said she watches her sons
play baseball with some apprehension. A.J. has two
brothers, Scott, 7, and Jared, 5, who are following in
dad's and big brother's footsteps.
"I'm a little more interested when I watch my
sons," she said. "I'm not nervous when Andy plays.
When it's your sons, well..."
Asked about his predictions for the Pirates this year,
Van Slyke declines comment, but with this qualifier.
"I don't make predictions," he said. "If I knew
what the Pirates were going to do this year, I'd go
straight to Las Vegas."
For now, Van Slyke will be satisfied with another
good year and perhaps another gold glove as the best
at his position.
For A.J., the dream continues.


Father-son fishing team
Bill Kramer and his son were able to get their limit
of one red apiece on a recent fishing trip with Capt.
Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dream charters. They
also caught a mess of nice-sized trout.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES


DAY
Thu 4/7
Frl 4/8
Sat 4/9
Sun 4/10
Mon 4/11
Tue 4/12
Wed 4/13


AMHIGH
11:23 1.6ft
11:40 1.7ft
12:04 1.6ft
12:44 1.5ft
1:23 1.5ft
2:01 1.4ft
2:40 1.3ft


AMLOW
4:38 0.2ft
5:06 0.3ft
5:28 0.5ft
5:47 0.6ft
6:02 0.7ft
6:17 0.8ft
6:35 0.9ft


PMHIGH
11:15 1.7ff

11:55a 1.8ft
12:12 1.9ft
12:31 2.0ft
12:52 2.1ft
1:22 2.2ft


PMLOW
4:55 0.5ft
5:30 0.3ft
6:05 0.2ft
6:37 0.0ff
7:09 -0.1ft
7:48 -0.1ft
8:26 -0.1ff


* Fuel Live Bait
* Ship's Store
* Bottom Painting
* Boat Storage
* Bulk Oil
* Consignment/
Brokerage
* BOAT RENTAL


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Announcements of upcoming events are
welcome at The Islander ... call us at 778-
7978 to find out how you can be included.









ECONOMICALLY PRICED CONDOS FOR
EASY FLORIDA LIVING
SMUGGLERS LANDING. Canal, 42' dock.
Vaulted ceilings, 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Pools, spa,
tennis. Price reduced recently! Roni McCuddin,
778-5585. #52645 .......................... $129,900.
PELICAN COVE ON GULF DR. Gulf & Bay
views, beautifully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath.
Seawall boat slips avail. Pool, tennis spa. T.
Dolly Young, 778-5427.#80925 .... $120,000.
IMPERIAL HOUSE. Newly decorated thru-out!
Beautiful kitchen! Quiet Gulf-to-Bay community
w/Private fishing dock, heated pool, clubhouse.
Carol Heinze, 792-5721. #56220 .... $71,900.
TOWNHOUSES AT CAY. Bright & clean 2 bed-
room, 1.5 bath. Deep water canal w/dock. No
age/rental min. = great rental investment. Horace
T. Gilley, 792-0758.-#56151 ............ $64,200.
Je Parle Francais! Call on the Canadian who
offers full service and is experienced in dealing
with Canadian buyers and sellers!
ROBERT ST. JEAN 778-6467
3BR/2BA, fireplace,
grated entrance, formal
dining.......... $159,900
ISLAND, 4-PLEX! (3)
2BR/1BA & (1) 3BR/
1BA. w/Built-ins
.................... $195,000.

North Beach
SVillage! $139,900
West Bay Cove
$152,900
A Call me today!
Carol Heinze, CRS
REALTORO
Million Dollar Club
778-7246

Karin Stephan
REALTORD
LEADING EDGE
SOCIETY
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Office:
813-778-0766
Mobile:
813-350-5844

PERICO BAY CLUB CONDOS
SPECTACULAR VIEWS Over Bay, lake &
bridge! 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Minutes to beach,
shops, dining. Heated pool, tennis putting
green. Excellent investment potential.
SPECIAL GROUND LEVEL CONDO. Westerly
view for beautiful sunsets. Overlooks nature
preserve. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, large kitchen,
screened lanai. Tastefully furnished!

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DUPLEX with 2 CAR GARAGE


NEW HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION










North end of Anna Maria Island, 1,560 sq. ft.,
3 bedroom, 2 bath, large garage. $172,000.


QUALITY 778-7127
BUILDERS Fax 779-2602


* TURNKEY FURNISHED
* GOOD INVESTMENT
S2 CAR GARAGE
* 2BD/2BA DOWN
*2BD/1BA-UP


* 200 FEET FROM BEACH
* EXCELLENT RENTAL
HISTORY
* $3,200/MO IN SEASON
* CLOSE TO SHOPPING


For further information, contact:
Harold Small Realtor/Assoc.
OFC: 778-2261 Eves:792-8628

MLS I Toll Free 1-800-422-6325



ANNA MARIA ISLAND

RECEPTION


MARINERS COVE
Florida's Finest boating community offers 3 floor plans,
breathtaking views, private boat docks, tennis, & ameni-
ties galore. From $212,500.
CANAL LOT WEST BRADENTON. One of the last
waterfront lots. House does not have to be elevated. Nice
neighborhood close to new improved Cortez Rd. $89,900.
Terri Robertson, 778-6654.
ISLAND DUPLEX. Great location in Holmes Beach to
own and have an income to help with the mortgage! 2BR/
1BA, $189,900. 778-6654.
CONTEMPORARY GULFFRONT CONDO. This
1BR/1.5BA with den/guest room is partially furnished
and sits on prime walking beach. Sunsets galore!
$175,000. 778-6654.
WALK TO BEACH. From this 2BR/2BA home in
Holmes Beach. Garage, whirlpool tub, stone fireplace and
more. $145,000. 778-6654.


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3224 East Bay Drive / Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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106 31ST STREET, HOLMES BEACH
$209,000


ne Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
778-2291 PO Box 2150
3S 778-2632 FAX (813) 778-2294

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Beautifully refurbish
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Many other eminities with pool privile

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.... channel 19.

I THE MARKET
WVE RESTORATION
ied 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on
nal in quiet Anna Maria Village.
soaring cathedral ceilings, brick
modeled kitchen with glass front
vhite tiled floors, and expansive
uble car garage. Bright, spacious,
it. Impeccable landscaping with
SMUST SEE! $239,000.
ST LISTED
ROYAL GEM
droom, 2 1/2 bath residence on
Lane will exceed your every ex-
es Include a preferred split bed-
t southerly exposure, new sea-
k, plus manicured landscaping
nkler system. Spacious and light
doors opening onto a large,
gorgeous deal on a beautiful
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ges included. $1,200 a month.


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Vacation


Rentals

Anna Maria Island

Great Selection of

Seasonal Properties

Beachfront Bayview* Gardenview

Weekly rates from $500.00
Monthly rates from $1,200.00

Contact: Debbie Dial
800/881-2276
813/778-2275
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3222 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275





Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive* P O Box 717- Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307

FRAN MAXON SPECIALS
$89,000 ........ Gulffront complex 1 bedroom, 1
bath, fully furnished. One of the
best built condos on Island.
$124,500 ......Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath
Beach cottage. Walk to prime
beach & Rod & Reel pier.
$225,000 ...... Direct 2 bedroom, 2 bath Gulffront
condo. Fantastic view.
$229,000 ......Gulfview from spacious 3 bed-
room, 3 bath family home. Across
from Bean Point.
LOTS
$74,900 ........ Great residential lot, great trees,
52.1 X.145. Walking distance to
BEACH & SHOPS.
$79,500 ...... Only commercial lot on Pine St.
available. Great location, 52.1 X
145. Owner will finance.
$80,000 ........ Duplex zoned 100 X 100 close to
GULF. Rare find.
Broker Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler, Pat Jackson,
Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
Kay Kay Hardy and Darlene Hughes
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GULFFRONT COMPLEX
DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE Furnished
2BR/2BA with eat-in kitchen, pool, laundry, storage
& parking. Beautiful walking beach. $169,900.
GULFFRONT
Ocean Park Terrace Condo 3BR/2BA fully fur-
nished. Two screened porches & roof-top sun deck
overlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway and
Island. $t89-900 REDUCED to $175,000.
ISLAND 6-PLEX
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and shop-
ping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
RUNAWAY BAY
2 BD/2BA Unit, Turnkey Furnished, Completely up-
dated, custom ceramic tile throughout.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
or Janis Van Steenburgh 778-4796
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 _. MILS


ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
AS SOON AS APRIL 15!!!!
* 301 POINSETTIA: Cozy lbdrm/1 bath duplex
apt. Fully furnished and ready to move into! Close
to beach. $450 plus electric, phone and cable.
* 302 POINSETTIA: Another cozy lbdrm/1 bath
apt! Fully furnished and ready to move into. Close
to beach. $450 plus electric, phone and cable.
* 204 WILLOW: Unfurnished three bedroom/1 bath
home. Washer/dryer hookups, carport and family
room. Open May 1. $700/month plus utilities.
We are also filling in our summer rentals very quickly
... call today to make your vacation plans ... some
prime weeks still open!


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Buy it or sell it in an ISLANDER classified ad ... it really works!
Call 778-7978 for information.
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RUNAWAY BAY 2BR-2BA fully furnished, second
floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, clubhouse,
sauna and on site management. Deeded beach
access and excellent rental program. Priced at
$98,500. Call Dave Moynihan.









BEACH DUPLEXES. Two units with a total of
four, furnished 1 BR-2BA units. Well-maintained
and located in a quiet neighborhood. Only two
blocks to great beach. Priced at $175,000.


WATERFRONT Spacious 3BR-2BA waterfront
residence in excellent Holmes Beach neighbor-
hood on large lot. Home has open-floor plan with
vaulted ceilings and a new roof. Priced at
$179,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.

Jimr


DIRECT GULFFRONT Turnkey 1BR/1.5BA fur-
nished apartment in popular Sunset Terrace Con-
dominium. Experience the best of Gulffront living
for only $128,500. Call Dave Moynihan.


HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well maintained BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED Elevated 2BR -
Island home with good central Holmes Beach loca- 2BA canalfront home with specimen plants and
tion. Two bedroom, two bath with large garage and great deck area adjacent to large dock and dav-
storage area. One block to Gulf beaches. Just re- its. Bay view from the living room with cathedral
duced to $109,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details. ceiling. Skylights, Italian tile floors, central alarm
_As system and an automatic sprinkler system. Priced
at $199,800. Call Tom Eatman.


ISLAND LOTS:
* Holmes Beach Bayfront ... outstanding views
with deep water dock ... 85X130 ...offered at
$189,500.
* Holmes Building Site ... short walk to prime
beach from this 100X200 wooded lot zoned for 1 -
4 lots ... offered at $129,500.

STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL BROCHURE
.AND CALENDAR


835 North Shore Drive. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath
Gulffront home is beyond description.
$469,000. Liberal financing available.


DOWUNG
REALTY
409 Pine Av.
Anna Maria
778-1222


Doug
Dowling
Realty
778-1222


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL ES-
TATE SERVICESI Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists extend-
Ing both Personal AND Professional Services In New Construction &
Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market Analysis,
Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best Property Manage
ment and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75 Yrs. Combined Expe-
rience AND Smllesl
I l` {= II, _J"IJI .; I.I l ., l .


ISLAND DUPLEX Well maintained 2BR/1BA on
each side. Close to Gulf beach and with a peek of
the Bay. Fully rented on annual basis. Priced at
$112,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.




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City
Anna Maria













Bradenton Beach


112 8th St S
100 x 100

Holmes Beach 210 84th
90 x 100
217 84th
90 x 100
2918 Avenue C
50 x 100
Com


ADDRESS/lot
211 Palm
52 x 110
309 S Bay Blvd
65 x 101
501 Magnolia
115 x 80
522 Pine Av
5A Bayou Condo
60 N Shore Dr
140x225x135x233
869 N Shore Dr
50 x 160 bay
102 12th St N
54 x 102


STYLE/rooms
elevated home
2/2/lcarport
residential lot
bay view
residential lot

ground condo
2/1
ground home
4/4/2car- canal
elevated home
2/2/2carport
ground home
2/1
multi-family
2 bldgs w/6 baths

ground home
2/2/2carport
ground home
2/2/lcarport/pool


AGE/size
1987
1296 sfla





1972
765 sfla
1957/85
4079 sfla
1976
1063 sfla
1953
1056 sfla
1959/69
2 story-1120sfla
ground-1870sfla
1955
940 sfla
1959
1092 sfla


elevated home 1994 Talarino/Streiler
2/2/2carport 1200 sfla 2/28/94
piled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222


SELLER/BUYER/when
Valdivia/Besada
2/28/94
Osborne/Shank
2/28/94
Lardas/Albert
2/28/94
Kelly/Taylor
2/28/94
Sipes/Cottbus
2/28/94
Collins/Zambito
2/28/94
Boudreau/Conte
2/28/94
Wiley/White
2/28//94

Waclawski/Cochran
2/28/94
Rankin/Blumhagen
2/28/94


SALE$/LIST$
$142,000
list uk
$100,000
list $114,900
$80,000
list $85,000
$75,000
list uk
$390,000
list $425,000
$315,000
list $349,000
$85,000
list uk
$210,000
list uk

$95,000
list uk
$146,000
list uk
$114,000
list uk


Bruce L. Skorupa
REALTOR Award Winner
Pc Links
Buyers and Sellers
Together and Provides
Personal Caring Attention
Professional Knowledge
Exceptional Service
Experience Plus! Call Bruce Now!


SINCE 1939
Island Relocation
Specialist
SED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
When Buying or Selling, Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!


778-1751
Evenings


2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
FL 34217


778-2246
Office


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The Very Latest
4 Listings
from the



Specialist...
Marilyn Trevethan
Realtot~/Associate
1) "ST BARTS" $108,000.
2/2 fully furnished with
1-car garage, Sanderling Circle.
2} "B" BAYFRONT MODEL
$142,900.
2/2 1 car garage, tile & mirror.
3} "GRAND CAYMAN" $167,000.
2/2 plus den, 2-car
garage, enclosed lanai & tile.

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..RICHARD FREEMAN
ISL NDRE L STREALTORT ASSOCIATE
CUTE BEACH COTTAGE 301 Great duplex, great Investment. 208 Pea- 402 Magnolia. Cozy beach cottage & 404
23rd St. Drive by ad take a look. Won't cock, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA on each side Magnolia extra 52 x 145 ft. buildable lot.
23rd at. tDisprie b aof this upgraded duplex. Close to wide Great location at the north end of Anna Maria
Beach. Good rental history. $135,000. Island. 778-6066.
~LITLuxury











beach.Good FnTITQ ;11016121 778-6066 0 HOMES06. ,1


Fittro and Foldes join
Island Real Estate
Robert Fittro and Wendy Kay
Foldes have joined the real estate
team at Island Real Estate.
Fittro began his real estate ca-
reer in Hardee County with Joe L.
Davis Real Estate and also was the
athletic director and head football
coach for Hardee County High
School for 20 years.
Foldes joins Island Real Estate
from Michael Saunders and Com-
pany where she received an award
for her outstanding production in
1992 and 1993.

Williams joins
Paradise
A Paradise Inc. Realtors, 5201
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, an-
nounces Steve Williams has joined
their staff. Williams has been one
of the Island's most productive
Realtors with strong experience in
both residential and commercial
market places.


NO BROKER CHARGES
I .. .. p. i


SMALL DUPLEX OR LARGE HOUSE
308 68th St., Holmes Beach 2 bedroom, 1.5
bath and 1 bedroom, 1 bath OR combine! 3
sundecks overlooking lake, 2 blks to Gulf. El-
evated, newer building with 2 car garage & huge
enclosed storage areas. $139,000 with possible
owner financing. 778-4877.


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IS A NDERn W SSIm 'zu
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WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
778-3880.
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. We
come to you with fully mobile service. Call mobile
phone # 356-4649.
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 383-3202.

WANTED OLD ORIENTAL RUGS All sizes, any con-
dition. Call Robert Adamsky 383-9211.


WANTED Your unwanted stuffed-fish. Get rid of it
here. Call The Islander Bystander, 778-7978.


GULF FRONT ESTATE!
Magnificent Custom Designed 4 bedroom, 4 1/2
bath Gulf front Estate features quality craftsman-
ship and superb design and offers a private Mas-
ter Suite, spacious living area that opens to spa-
cious decks and panoramic Gulf view!. Added
amenities include workshop, spacious shower
room & bath and deluxe utility room on first level
plus undercover parking for three vehicles. Lovely
tropical foliage and privacy wall surround the 100
X 270 "Plus" Gulf lot creating your own Island com-
pound. Qualified Buyers please. Owner financing.
Call Marie Franklin, 778-2259.


it^ ^ since Ii
r W 1957
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN RAEAh s BROKER
REALTY
"We ARE the Island.'
so05 Gulf Drive* PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250

Social news is welcome at The Islander...
call 778-7978 to find out how to be included.


WHEN IN PARADISE SEE...







5203 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522






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BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED. Beautifully
decorated split floor plan. 3BR/2BA home in desir-
able area of Holmes Beach. Deeded boat slip, over-
sized lot and plenty of storage all for $163,500. Call
Dennis McClung at 778-4800.
CANAL-CAGED POOL-PRIVACY You can
have it all with 1833 sq ft of living space. Great
Holmes Beach location. 2BR/2BA, den & large ga-
rage. Must see! Call Dave Vanse Urede, 778-4800.
SARASOTA BAY FRONT. 2/2 Condo, heated
pool, boat docks, elevated, turnkey furnished. All
this plus the greatest waterviews on Island for
$159,900. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
OFF ISLAND BARGAIN. 3BR/2BA home near
75th St. Featuring solar heated caged pool and fire-
place for just $119,900. Great neighborhood. Ken
Rickett 778-3026.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN! Luxury at bargain
price describes this spacious 2/2 condo. Enjoy canal
front living with boating, tennis, pool, hot tub and
much more all at a great location. Live like a king
for just $79,900. Ken Rickett. 778-3026.


NAUTICAL ANTIQUES Solid brass ships wheel &
stand off of liberty ship or lake freighter. 1918 US
Navy compensating binnacle on solid brass base.
Both $3500 OBO. 778-0019.
MURIEL SMITH buys old toys, dolls, dollhouses,
teddy bears, miniatures, folk art, children's books.
778-7544.
SINGER FEATHERWEIGHT PORTABLE sewing
machine (black), excellent condition, $400. Diamond
ring pave design, 2ct. total weight (dome style). RCA-
VCR-620HF, excellent condition. $175. 778-8340.
GOOD CONDITION: white/brass day/trundle bed
$150. Deluxe cockatiel cage $50. Weight set w/
bench $100. Microwave, king waterbed, peach satin
sheets & comforter $150. 778-9612.
REXAIRE RAINBOW VACUUM. Water filter for dust
control. Good for lungs and asthma. $80. 778-2787


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ISLAND BAYFRONT Panoramic views from the 3-4BR-
2.5BA Bayfront residence with Bay and deep water ca-
nal frontage. Natural cedar construction with cathedral
ceilings throughout. Tropical setting with pool, gazebo and
lush landscaping. Short walk to Gulf beaches. Offered at
$379,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
778-2246 Office or 778-7976 Evenings
Serving Anna Maria Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach

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CONDOS FOR SALE! ISLAND PARADISE -
luxury Gulffront! 3/2 $279,000 to $289,000. *
GULF BEACH PLACE 2/2 -$179,000. GULF VIEW
TOWNHOUSE 2/2.5- $129,000. SHELL POINT-
2/2 $112,500. Also, duplexes & homes from
$79,900. CALL DEBBIE THRASHER, 778-2259.

.. .....* ..2 i


PRICE REDUCED! Spacious 3 bedroom 2 1/2 balh
located on wide canal with magnificent open view of
bayou. A unique open floor plan which includes Florida
room or mother in law suite. PRICED TO SELL!
$28a0oo. $260,000. CALL TODAY!


PRICE REDUCEDI Very spacious 3/2 secluded
home plus attached apartment situated on large cor-
ner lot. Open floor plan with tile floors throughout,
European kitchen. Ideal for second home or primary
residence. $.1 t00. $157,000 CALL TODAY!


Since
1957
MArE w UC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKUD REALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250


WANTED: Small manual lawnmower for grass
patch. (1 or 2 wheel.) 778-2787
CARIBBEAN PLANE TICKETS. To the Island of
Eleuthra, 2 people, leaving Wed. 4/20 and returning
Sun. 4/24. $350. OBO. 778-9112.
BACK DOOR ANTIQUES. Inventory close out, ev-
erytJhing on sale. Wed-Fri, 10-4. Sat, 9-1. 4415 125th
St. W., Cortez.
5 PIECE SET. Outdoor patio furniture. Good condi-
tion. Asking $35. 795-4806.
ORNATE WROUGHT IRON fan back 4 pc. dining
set. $250 OBO. Wrought iron couch, chairs, ottoman
& table. $150 OBO. 778-7279.
15-22' Gal. Heavy gauge, beach cat/pontoon boat
trailer-89. No rust, beach tires and lights, asking
$500. 795-1870.


ANNUAL RENTALS
BAYFRONT CONDO 2 BR, 2BA, unfurnished.
$625 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR, 2BA, unfurn. $500 plus
utilities.
SANDY POINTE CONDO 2BR, 2BA, unfur-
nished. $725 plus utilities.
CANAL FRONT HOME 3BR, 2BA, unfurnished.
$800 plus utilities.
CANAL FRONT HOME 2 BR, 2BA unfurnished.
$1200 plus utilities.


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(813) 778-2246
FAX 778-4978
2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
Florida 34217


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WATERFRONT ZONED ROR: Tastefully deco-
rated two bedroom, two bath home on wide open
Lake Lavista. Greatroom, kitchen with custom made
cabinets, cathedral ceilings, open porch that over-
looks the water. Lower level paneled & carpeted can
be office/retail for resident/owner. 2 car garage.
$264,900. Call Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.


REDUCED: gorgeous bayfront three bedroom,
2.5 bath home on beautiful Key Royale. Front
faces private golf course. Now $529,000. Call
Dick Rowse, 778-0777; or after hours 778-2003
for an appointment to see.
CATCH A BARGAIN! Now it's your turn to own
your own home. Two bedroom, 1.5 bath villa
close to everything in central Holmes Beach, the
Gulf, bay, shopping, churches, school (easy walk
for the kids). $74,500. Call Mimi Wilde for an ap-
pointment, 755-7752 eves.
THE BAYOU: Two bedroom, 1 bath condo-
minium with a water view completely refurbished
in 1991. Just steps to bay, beach and Anna Maria
fishing pier. Turnkey furnished. $86,500. Call
Mimi Wilde, 755-7752.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Expansive lakeview from
this model perfect three bedroom, 2 bath condo
located close to pool. Tiled entrance foyer, deco-
rated window treatments & wallpaper. Heated
pool, tennis, nature boardwalk, close to beach.
$110,500. Call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.


REALTORS


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


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SCommercial Residential Free Estimates
I Lany awn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
I AND SATISFACTION







Anna Maria Pest Control

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


Painting by
Elaine Deffenbaugh
"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468

!@i CHRISTIE'S
a^ PLUMBING
COMPANY
Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
24-Hour Service
S^' No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)

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


.Free Estimates


Donnie Rivera


'ANATEE

OWERS
LAWN SERVICE


(813) 778-7508
P 0 Box 352 Anna Maria FL 34216

WHY
WORRY???
About Your Home
When You're
Gone


Check-A-Home
19 Years Serving Longboat,
Lido and Bird Keys ...
Now Available on Anna Maria Island.
Weekly Visits Monthly Reports
TED and JANET FRIEDRICKS
383-4413


A D *A IDE
GARGE ALSERIS


324 HARDIN, Anna Maria. Washer, furniture, odds
& ends. Fri. & Sat., April 8th & 9th. 8:00 -?
2103 AVENUE B, Bradenton Bch. No early birds
please. Baby items, toys, crafts, kitchen, cloths, etc.
Fri & Sat., Aprl 8th & 9th. 9AM-4PM.

228 PERIWINKLE, Anna Maria. Everything must go.
King-size bedroom set, twin beds & nitestands, 4 pc
sectional, dining table & chairs, bumper pool table,
Pauley's Island hammock & much more. Sat., April
9, 9AM-2PM.

419 ALAMANDA, Anna Maria. Carport sale, clothes,
furniture & misc. Sat., April 9th. 9:00AM.
153 CRESCENT. Furniture, kitchenware & clothes.
Thurs., April 7th. 9:00 AM.
MOVING SALE 402 29th St. Lots of good stuff. Sat.,
April 9. 8:00 AM.


LOST: BLACK BASEBALL GLOVE. Holmes Beach
field 3/28. I need it for my games. Reward 778-5523.


BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.


82 ELCAMINO. 792-0408.
86 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS. All factory op-
tions & towing package $3250. 794-9025
1983 CHEV. CAPRICE, V-8. $750 402 29th St.


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


AD PRODUCTION Experienced in Pagemaker and
ad layout. Part-time. The Islander Bystander.
HOUSEKEEPER Harrington House Bed & Break-
fast. 778-5444.
BOAT SALESMAN for new & used boat dealer, high
income potential. Call Ken at 778-5577.
INVESTOR WANTED. Guaranteed to double your
money in 24 mths, collateral. Island resident, 779-1016.
MALE LPN seeking full time, private duty position. 25
yrs. experience in geriatric nursing, insured. 746-
0086 after 1:00.
RETAIL SALES part time days, Saturdays a must.
Good personality, experience a plus. Call Linda -
Mister Roberts Shop 778-4505.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED. Resort 66. 778-2238.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-.
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-9413 or 778-
6247.
PIZZA COOK Delivery Person. Must have valid
driver license and own car. Apply in person after 2:30
PM at Uncle Dan's. 6820 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key.


PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath, handyman and
home repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience,
local references. Call Mark at 778-5354.
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 ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.

TAX PREPARATION and small business account-
ing. 25 years experience. Certified. Your neighbor-
hood representative in Holmes Beach, Pat Kenney.
Kenney Tax Service. 778-6024.

ZOWIE! You can run an ad here for just $4.50.


INCOME TAX PREPARATION. Individual, corporate
and special situation. All states. 28 years experi-
ence. Free pickup and delivery. Island resident. Jay
Parker 778-6179.
HOUSE CLEANING Reasonable rates. Dependable
Island resident. Local references. 778-9678.
ISLAND PAINTER Fast, neat, reasonable. 27 years
experience. Call Big Jim 778-5587.
J.R.'S BICYCLE DETAILING. Rust removal, cleaning
and waxing. Small bike $6, large bike $10. 778-1099.

HOUSE CLEANING. Two openings: soon available
not a "cold" service, but "have it your way" friend.
Ironing, too! Call Jackie, $10 hr. 755-5965.




It s spring
Cleaning Time!


Call Squeaky's Window Cleaners
"CLEARLY THE BEST!"
952-9617 or 383-7729







COMMUNITY ELECTRIC
NEW DO-IT-YOURSELF
CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES
Call FREE EXPERT ADVICE
David Parrish Call
792-5207 798-3095
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years" -


MOST CARS $85





k a
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 the value! By appointment,
at your home or office. Most cars $85.
Call the mobile service number 356-4649
or leave a message: 778-9392.


,ISLANDER


HOW TO
ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY at
NOON for WEDNESDAY
publication. Up to 3 line
minimum includes ap-
proximately 21 words -
$4.50. Additional lines
$1.50 each. Classified
ads for businesses are
6.50 for 21 words. $2.00
per additional line. Place
and pay in person in
advance. Stop by 5400A
Marina Drive, between D.
Coy Ducks and Chez
Andre in the Island Shop-
ping Center. More infor-
mation: 778-7978.


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BEACH
BUSINESS
CENTER

C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

Office Suites
Mini Storage
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CALL NOW
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BOATS-BEAUTIFUL BOATS. Wood Restoration and
high gloss varnishing "quality time on your enjoyment".
30 years experience in Hawaii. Call Skip 755-5965.

"CRITTER SITTER" While you are out of town make
certain your pets have food, water and exercise, plus
lots of T.L.C. 778-6000

HANDYMAN Jack of all trades. Guaranteed neater
work habits, better workmanship at lower prices. Call
Art 778-1016. Island resident.

BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers, con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliot. 778-5183.


HOME REPAIR SERVICE Professional tile instal-
lation, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exterior.
All repairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years
experience. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION..Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

MONTGOMERYS CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. 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 es-
timates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repairs. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.


ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf
Drive. Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc.
Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
SEASONAL Gulffront/canal homes and condos.
Weekly and monthly. Call Debbie Thrasher, Anna
Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
FOR RENT 2/2 duplex apartment. West of Gulf Drive.
Three houses from Gulf. Completely furnished. Central
A/C & heat. Florida room. Yearly furnished $1000a
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/Sn. 813-735-1488.

ANNUAL $550 month, 2/2, excellent location. $400
month, 1/1, S Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach. Gulf Bay
Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.

SUMMER RENTAL Adirondack Mountains lakefront.
May 1 to Oct. 1, 1994. $3000 season. Ideal for adults.
778-9555.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulffront apartment. 2/1,
porch, sundeck. Wk/Mo/Sn. No pets. 778-3143.
BEACH RENTAL Best on beach. Steps to gulf. Im-
maculate 3/2 on N. Shore Dr. Available after May 5.
$800 week. 778-3171.
BEACH RENTAL Anna Maria Islands Club. 2/2
Condo. Non-smoking unit available March, April
open 1995. (813) 949-3713.
CONDO Bayshore-on-the-Lake. 2/1, 55+, no pets,
pool, excellent area for retirees. $395 mo. 778-2742.
HOLMES BEACH, completely furnished 1 BR apart-
ment. 100 yds to Gulf, king size bed, 25" TV, micro-
wave. Also available for '95. 778-5246.
WINTER RENTAL, Anna Maria. 218 Palmetto, fur-
nished 2/2. Duplex, $1,100/mo, 4 month minimum.
Call Tampa (813) 949-6891.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS really work for you. Just
ask when you call one they get lots and lots of calls.


KEY ROYAL Canalfront. 2/2, 1560 sq. ft., living area
plus garage, shop and laundry. Unfurnished. $1000
month. Call owner 778-5045.
HOLMES BEACH. Walk to beach. 2/2 and 1/1 Du-
plex. Furnished/unfurnished. Covered parking. 778-
6583.
SEASONAL 3/1 house, cable, large kitchen, cov-
ered parking, sundecks and Bay view. 2 blocks to
beach, $700 unfurnished, $800 furnished, 778-0192.
ELDERLY COUPLE desire ground level place for 6
months, Nov.-Apr. 1995. 2/2, dishwasher, laundry,
desired. References available 778-0266 eves.
ANNUAL $550/mo. 2, 2, excellent location. Pruden-
tial Florida Realty, T.D. Young 778-0766.
COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1BR/1BA Apt. in-
cludes water and garbage, furniture, TV, dishes, sil-
verware etc. Two blocks form Beach. $435. per
month, May October 778-3878.



PERICO BAY Open House. Saturday & Sunday. 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.
$199,500. 813-794-6472.

65 X 100' LOT overlooking Tampa Bay on S. Bay
Blvd, Anna Maria. Excellent building site. Cleared
with palm trees. $118,000. Phone 778-4363 leave
message.
ISLAND CONDO 2/2, 2 lanais, eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, pool, walk to beach, low maintenance
fee and owner may finance! $99,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins, Island Real Estate 778-6066 or 795-0105
after hours.
SEE IT TODAY! Historic Cortez Village charming 2/
1.5 cottage. Nice oaks, quiet street. 1 blk from Bay.
Great seasonal rental or second home. For sale by
owner, 794-1103. $62,500.
LARGE 2/2 VILLA. Pool, clubhouse. Nice area min-
utes to Gulf beaches. $49,900. 794-6293.
BY OWNER Two story brick. 4/2.5 with family room.
Oak floors. Completely renovated. Two car attached
garage. Separate brick studio. Northwest Bradenton.
Best schools. Must see. $169,000. 794-0145.
PALM HARBOR Holmes Beach lot 80 X-100, 792-
0408.
NEW LARGE 3/2 Anna Maria Island. Gulf view
home. Now $162,000/ reduced $20,000. 778-5551.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY
812 SOUTH BAY BLVD.. 2 TO 4PM
Southeast of Fishing Pier in the City of Anna Maria
you will find a splendid walking beach, a gorgeous
view and a 3/2 beach front home with stone fireplace,
large family room, deck & garage. $425,000.
Jeanette Rampone 747-2244 or 748-6300.

NEW HOUSE, HOLMES BCH. 3/2, quiet street, pri-
vate boat launch, 2 blocks to beach. $184,500. 778-
1966.
HOLMES BEACH: Large 2/2 and 1/1 elevated Du-
plex. Close to beach and shopping. $169,500. 778-
6583.

BY OWNER at Perico Bay Club. $94,650. Must see
to appreciate! Gorgeous lake view. 2/2 with many up
grades. Security, covered parking, pool, spa and ten-
nis. 778-5085.

WILL TRADE MANHATTAN Co-op (Fine bldg,
walkable Lincoln Center, 24 hr. doorman, 2/2, low
maint. free and clear). For Bay or wide canal house
of like value in quiet area of Anna Maria or upper
Longboat. Phone 914-921-3229 or Fax 914-921-
1156.

FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's comput-
erized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-Sell-
Realty Counselors 795-0615.
DON'T FORGET The deadline is Monday NOON
for all classified ads. They must be placed in person
and paid in advance. ITEMS FOR SALE and GA-
RAGE SALE ADS are just $4.50 each. Sell that old
junque! You can't afford not to do it!


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32-ear Island Resident 7


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Self service or personal service
Pick up & delivery service available
Enclosed facility for added protection
of your vehicle
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Exotic Cars High Quality Honest Prices


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