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Daniel Wiersema released from jail Friday
By Pat Copeland
Daniel Lee Wiersema was released from the;Mana-
tee County Stockade Friday after serving 39 days on
charges of civil contempt for failure to remove illegal
Wiersema was taken to court by the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection (DEP) in De-
cember on charges of unlawful coastal construction for
unpermitted dirt, decks, porches and rubble on his
property at 3220 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. He was
ordered to remove the fill or face jail. A DEP inspec-
tion of the property showed that the material was not
removed, putting in motion the judge's order to have
may star in
Anna Maria film
By Jeannie Friedman
The literature of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck,
the acting excellence of Academy Award winner Holly
Hunter and the unmistakable "make my day" style of Clint
Eastwood could soon be united on Anna Maria Island.
As far-fetched as it seems, Clint Eastwood, Holly
Hunter and the Rod and Reel Pier could become a tril-
ogy all because the quaint restaurant at the end of
the pier bears a likeness to a famous laboratory and
house described repeatedly in John Steinbeck's award-
Gus Wacker, owner of the Pier, said he has a contract
with one of Hollywood's major movie companies which
-pending city approval gives the movie company the
right of first refusal to film portions of a movie on loca-
tion at the pier. Wacker also reportedly received a"large
sum of earnest money" when he signed the agreement.
Wacker's studio contact was not available to comment.
Wacker said he was told last week that Eastwood
and Hunter will star in the movie based on "Doc," a
marine biologist who is a major character in several of
Steinbeck's books. The restaurant at the end of the Rod
and Reel Pier bears a striking resemblance to the
author's descriptions of "Doc's" house and laboratory.
"I have Clint Eastwood's private phone number
and I spoke with him two days ago," Wacker said. "He
wants to do this movie."
According to Wacker, he was contacted by the stu-
dio in early March, a short time after photographers
with sophisticated equipment were observed taking
pictures of the pier from boats and airplanes with Mi-
Wacker was told the studio became interested in the
Pier because of an article written by a travel editor and
published in a London newspaper. The article said the pier
was a dead ringer for "Doc's" house and laboratory.
Although unable to obtain the entire article,
Wacker was sent the following excerpt: "...northern tip
of Anna Maria Island, West Coast of Florida, ... a
'Paradise' asleep ... this Rod and Reel Pier looks like
straight out of 'Cannery Row,' 'Sweet Thursday,' or
'Tortilla Flat' by Steinbeck."
Wacker hopes to receive the city's permission to
proceed with the film, which would be shot during the
month of September, with an option to continue film-
Ing in October if bad weather hampers the project.
"The movie will enhance not harm the Is-
land," Wacker said. "I have a long list of conditions in
my contract which come from my knowledge of Anna
Maria City and the Island.
"I wouldn't want to change or spoil anything on
this Island, The movie will bring between $1.6 and $1.8
million here The motels and restaurants will be filled
but the Island will be protected."
Wiersema's release was the result of intense negotia-
tions between his attorney, Brett McIntosh, and Dana
Wiehle, assistant general counsel for the DEP. Negotia-
tions began after a March 30 status hearing called by the
court to determine whether Wiersema had purged the civil
contempt found against him, said McIntosh.
"When the judge finds you in civil contempt, you can
be held in jail indefinitely until you do what it is the judge
ordered you to do, and you have to do that from within the
jail," explained McIntosh. "At the status hearing, we were
able to show the court he wasn't able to do what the judge
ordered, even though he was willing.
"We had a proposal ready for the judge on how Mr.
Wiersema could go about getting this done and giving
him a reasonable time to do it. The judge agreed but
wanted a more specific proposal. Over the past week,
we've been going back and forth with the state to come
up with a proposal that's satisfactory to everybody."
In the proposal, Wiersema agreed to the following:
Submit an application within 30 days for an af-
ter-the-fact authorization for the decks. The application
must include two sets of as-built plans for the decks, a
letter from the City of Holmes Beach stating that the
decks are in compliance with the local comprehensive
plan and meet setback and zoning requirements, names
and addresses of adjacent property owners and a com-
pleted owner's authorization if someone other than
Wiersema will be submitting the application. If
PLEASE SEE WIERSEMA, PAGE 2
Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Ed Grosek took up a paintbrush after 54 years to try his hand at painting murals. His "canvas" is his
garage, and his garage truly is his world. For more of this Perico Bay Club artist, see page 9.
If 'stingray shuffle' fails, you're in hot water
By Jeannie Friedman
At about this time every year, Dr. Scott Kosfeld
hangs a sign on his office wall which says, "'Tis the
Kosfeld is not reminding his patients Christmas is
on its way he's warning them to brush up on the
A number of species of stingrays are found in the
coastal waters of Florida. In the Spring they come close
to shore to breed as water temperature rises.
Stingrays have wide pectoral fins which resemble
wings and a venomous spine which runs along the top
of the barbed, whip-like tail. When disturbed, the rays
use their tails to protect themselves and can inflict se-
vere and very painful injuries they usually sting
around the ankle, calf or feet.
"The best way to prevent being stung is the stin-
gray shuffle," Kosfeld said. "Start shuffling your feet
as soon as you step in the water."
Shuffling usually scares away the stingrays but, if
you are stung, immediately soak the wound in hot wa-
ter to relieve the pain and cleanse the wound.
In addition to Kosfeld, The Islander Bystander
spoke with personnel at two area walk-in clinics. All
agree that soaking the wound in very hot water (be-
tween 110-112 degrees but always below 120 degrees)
is essential. A tetanus shot is also recommended for
anyone who has not had a booster for five years.
"Hot water breaks down the toxin and allows the
body to clear away debris," Kosfeld said.
"There is ooze on the barbs," Kosfeld said. "The
hot water allows the body to clear away the debris in-
cluding the ooze or sand and shells."
Though hot water is frequently the only treatment
necessary, pain killers and/or antibiotics are sometimes
prescribed if the stings are extremely severe or if the
wound becomes infected.
If part of the barb remains in the body, it may be
necessary to have a doctor irrigate the sting or remove
the stinger material.
Meanwhile, enjoy the water but don't forget to
shuffle, shuffle, shuffle.
'Guide to Fishing Guides'
this week, pages 18-19
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions .................................... Page 6
The Way We Were.................... Page 7
Chetlain decides to retire............ Page 8
Announcements ...................... Page 10
Stir-it-up .............................. ... Page 13
School Daze ...................... Page 14-15
Streetlife ............................ Page 16
Outdoors ................................. Page 20
GARAGE-VIEW OF THE WORLD
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
APRIL 14, 1994
lI PAGE 2 0 APRIL 14, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Pinpointing the problem: Drugs, sex and Island teens
By Pat Copeland
First part of a series
A videotaped interview with an Island teenager
was the impetus for a meeting called last week by
Pierette Kelly, Executive Director of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. In the video, the teenager
graphically details growing drug use and sexual activ-
ity and the increasing dropout rate of Island teenagers.
The video includes startling statements such as:
Teenaged girls 12- and 13-years-old are
having sex with boys to get drugs, or having sex with
boys in exchange for a place to stay after fighting with
Teens have sex and use drugs while confined to
Some teens smoke marijuana with their parents,
or with friends of their parents,
Teens view the others they hang out with and use
drugs with as their "second family" that gives them the
love and concern they lack at home.
Kelly's concern after viewing the video led her to
call the meeting of Island elected officials, school and
law enforcement personnel, health care professionals,
youth leaders and parents. The group of about 20
watched the video, discussed the severity of the prob-
lem and possible solutions, then agreed to form a steer-
ing committee to perform a needs assessment and de-
velop a plan of action.
Opening the discussion, Anna Maria Mayor Ray
Simches asked professionals in the group to address the
severity of the problem.
Dr. Patty Parcels spoke both as a professional and
Wiersema propertyt, focus of the Holmes Beach resident's problem. Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Wiersema released from jail
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
Wiersema fails to submit the completed applica-
tion, the decks must be removed within 65 days of
Within 30 days of Wiersema's release, a DEP
inspector will walk the property with him and iden-
tify which boulders, concrete rubble, fill and other
materials were added without benefit of a permit.
A DEP inspector will return to the site once a week
to meet with Wiersema and offer additional guid-
ance. The DEP will also make available a turtle
permit holder who will be responsible for survey-
ing the property and explaining measures that must
be taken to safeguard nesting sea turtles.
The DEP inspector will direct Wiersema as to
which materials must be removed. Wiersema will not
be required to remove the existing seawall or rem-
nants thereof or any material that can be identified as
the rock that existed seaward of the seawall in 1983
and which was not the subject of the 1983 notice of
violation issued by the DEP against Gilbert
Wiersema. All other material must be removed.
Because the work is to take place during sea
turtle nesting season, precautions must be taken to
ensure that nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings
are protected, as required by Florida Statute and
the federal Endangered Species Act. The follow-
ing conditions are required:
A marine turtle permit holder will survey
the property on a daily basis. Daily removal activi-
ties may begin only after the survey is completed.
If any turtle nests are discovered on the
property by these surveys, no work may occur
within a 10-foot radius of the nest, which will be
marked with a cage, wooden stake, survey string,
or other similar material.
If work must stop because of sea turtle
concerns, Wiersema will be notified. He will also
be notified when work may begin again and will
have the number of days which were remaining at
the time work stopped in which to complete the
project, plus an additional two weeks for mobili-
No work may occur between sunset and
At the end of each day, any excavations
on the property must be regraded and recontuored
to conform with adjacent areas so that mating
turtles will not become trapped.
In exchange for the opportunity to submit an
after-the-fact application for the decks, Wiersema
must also remove any individual boulders or concrete
rubble that is larger in size than six feet by two-and-
a-half feet by two-and-a-half feet or heavier than 500
pounds, unless the department's inspector determines
that removal would not be possible.
Removal must be complete within 65 days of
Wiersema's release. If he is in compliance, he may
petition the court for release from the contempt order..
If Wiersema is not in full compliance but the
inspector determines he has made substantial
progress and is attempting in good faith to complete
the work, an extension of no more than 21 days
may be granted at which time another inspection
shall occur. After this inspection, the inspector shall
report his findings to the judge, and the judge may
determine the proper course of action.
"The judge said there would be a price that
would come with this proposal," cautioned Wiehle.
"If Mr. Wiersema does not comply and does not
meet the obligations that he's made for himself
under this agreement, the department can come
back on criminal contempt. He goes to jail and
stays in for however long he's sentenced by the
judge. Given that, the department was willing to
take the chance.
"According to his attorney, it will be a couple
of weeks before Mr. Wiersema can start any work,
because he has to get everything straightened up
first. We're just keeping our fingers crossed. We'll
be delighted if this works."
Both the state and the City of Holmes Beach
have fines in the form of liens on the property for
failure to remove material. The state fine is
$587,000 and the city's is approximately $152,000.
The city's fine, which began on April 24, 1992,
continues to build at the rate of $250 per day.
as an Island parent.
"I will tell you something you really don't want to
hear, and that is that there are a large number of chil-
dren on the Island who are using and abusing drugs and
alcohol," she revealed. And there are significant num-
bers in the 11 and 12-year-old age group."
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine agreed
with Parcels and stressed, "This individual (in the
video) is telling you exactly like it is. We do have a
serious problem, and the problem is two-fold.
"Number one, we went off in the wrong direction
a long time ago. The lunatics are running the asylum.
The society as a whole doesn't have morals or a con-
science anymore. When you have people walking up
and blowing people's faces off with guns because they
just don't care, you know you have a serious and deep
rooted problem on your hands."
Romine said the second part of the problem is the
"non-criminal justice system." Coupled with the atti-
tude of parents.
"I see parents wash their hands of kids at nine or 10-
years-old. They don't know where their kids are at night
and can't get out from behind the television or from be-
hind the bar to find out. Those kids are out at 3 am. smash-
ing windows out of cars and stealing cash and stereos.
"We arrested six juveniles a couple of years ago for
doing over 75 car burglaries. This child you saw in the
video has been through the criminal justice system so
many times and is back out on the street without any form
of punishment whatsoever, before we're finished with the
paperwork. Kids don't care if they get caught because they
know nobody's going to do anything to them."
Romine said pressure needs to be brought to
strengthen the criminal justice system, enforce the laws on
the books and make people accept responsibility for their
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney
added, "I agree with Jay totally. In law enforcement,
we don't make the problems, but we have to handle
them when they're there. Over the years, our ability to
control the problems has lessened."
Simches pointed out, "The question is what do we do
about it and how do we attack it? Our focus should be on
the child that's in need. The children are the victims of
dysfunctional families. When a kid goes off the deep end
and looks to his peer group as a second family, he's in
trouble because he's not getting help at home."
Simches suggested forming an advisory committee
of members of the group to study the issue of juvenile
problems on the Island. He further suggested that the
community center, the school and the churches look at
expanding their services to youth.
"The most telling thing for me was when he (the
teen in the video) said he needed a second family, a
home," said Jim Kronus, principal of Anna Maria El-
ementary School. "We need to be dealing with a
strengthening of values in the family. There need to be
parenting skills. Parents don't know how to be parents
anymore. We need to be developing support groups for
the young parents in our community."
Kelly said the community center has a new pro-
gram, New Horizons, to target these youth. The pro-
gram will include a variety of art classes to encourage
creativity and help youth discover new ways to deal
with their problems.
Parcels said the New Horizons program is "creat-
ing opportunities for these children to interact under the
guidance of persons who can communicate and trans-
fer their values to these children. We can impact them
by processing their experiences with them and giving
them our maturity and judgment. However, if you
structure it too much, you'll lose them."
Roy McChesney, youth director at Roser Church,
suggested training youth "to go out to where the kids are
rather than expect them to always come into the church or
community center and do the things we've set up."
Michael Kinsella told of a new youth group being
started by All Island Denominations "to guide teenag-
ers to self discovery, values, relationships and spiritual
growth. If you know who you are, even if your parents
are screwed up, you'll be okay."
Parcels agreed with Simches on forming a commit-
tee and asked that the remaining members of the group
also encourage others to participate.
"It takes a community to raise children," she
warned. "If we can't make a difference here, then we're
never going to make a difference any place."
Next week: Teens Talk: Everything you never
wanted to know.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 14, 1994 M PAGE 3 jI
Jet-skis mostly out for now in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
A large but silent audience heard Bradenton Beach
City Council members decide to delay action on per-
mitting widespread personalized watercraft rental off
the city's beaches for at least 30 days.
Council members did authorize Building Official Joe
Romano to enforce existing laws and prohibit rental of Jet-
skis from the 300 Block of Gulf Drive South. An occupa-
tional license was issued recently to Wet Willies, Inc. to
conduct a beach concession operation there.
On the advice of City Attorney Alan Prather and City
Planner Bill Brisson, Romano was told the city's zoning
codes do not allow beach concessions to operate without
a special exception. Details of creating a special exception
will be the topic of discussion in the next month as plan-
U.S. Postal Services authorities are continu-
ing their investigation into the Holmes Beach
contract station operated by Thomas and Janet
Huffine up until April 2.
Joseph Breckenridge, postal representative in
Atlanta, told The Islander Bystander the investi-
gation would continue until financial auditors
determined the scope of what he has termed "se-
rious breaches in security in regards to stamp
stock, and a consistent failure to follow correct
accounting procedures" within the operation of
Huffine took over operation of the contract
station in November 1987. He is a former city
council member in Holmes Beach.
The station will continue to be open until a
new contractor is chosen. Breckenridge said he
expected a new contract will be chosen by July.
ning and zoning members and the public try to de-
cide whether they want businesses to operate on the newly
renourished beach in Bradenton Beach.
One other beach concession business is apparently
"grandfathered" into operation in the city: a cabana,
sailboat and Jet-ski rental at the Catalina Beach Resort,
1325 Gulf Drive, owned by Ralph Cole. The Catalina
is owned by Gil and Katie Pierola.
Most of those in attendance at last Thursday's
meeting appeared to be Jet-ski proponents. No com-
ments were made during the meeting, with audience
members apparently deciding to wait until public hear-
ings on beach Jet-ski rental activities take place.
At least one organization has gone on record op-
posing the rental of motorized watercraft off the city's
beaches. The Bradenton Beach Civic Association is
preparing a letter that objects to Jet-skis.
Association President Ida Cuthbertson told The
Islander Bystander the board of directors of the 100-
member group opposes operation of Jet-skis within
one-half mile of the beach in the Gulf of Mexico and
within 500 feet of the bayside shore. She said the as-
sociation opposes the personalized watercraft due to
noise, danger to swimmers and potential endangerment
of marine mammals.
City Planner Brisson has broken the issue into four
Should the beach be used for commercial activi-
Should the beach be used for storage of parapher-
nalia for beach-related activities?
What, if anything, should be permitted on the
beach in the way of commercial activities?
May a current non-conforming use in a commer-
cial zoning district be converted to a commercial use?
Brisson said he believed existing land-use rules
prohibit the use of the beach for commercial activities
without a special exception to the zoning laws.
Brisson initially advised against allowing busi-
nesses to operate on the beach, but later modified his
opinion to allow such use if a special exception was
granted by the city council.
Any such special exception would come before the
planning and zoning board as well as the city council.
There would also be a series of public hearings on the
individual land use change.
The establishment of a special exception for beach
concession activities will be the topic of discussion for
the next month. Brisson said he and City Attorney
Prather would develop criteria and a proposed new
ordinance, which would go to city planning and zon-
ing board members for discussion and, eventually, back
to the city council for debate and final determination.
Anna Maria City
4/14, 7:30 p.m., Signage Committee
4/19, 7:30 p.m., City Commission meeting
4/20, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
4/20, 7:30 p.m., Planning Commission
4/13, 1:30 p.m., City Charter Review Committee
work session canceled
4/14, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
4/18, 7 p.m., Police Department
4/19, 3 p.m., Planning Commission
4/19, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
4/14, 9 a.m., Emergency Operations Center
Damage Assessment School,
Anna Maria City Hall
4/14, 7 p.m., Citizens Advisory Committee of
the Island Transportation Planning Organization,
Bradenton Beach City Hall
4/15, 8:30 a.m., Island Beautification
Committee, Holmes Beach City Hall
4/18, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall
*4/20, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Bradenton Beach City Hall
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i] PAGE a APRIL 14, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Don't be tricked by phone solicitors
By Jeannie Friedman
An air conditioning company promising lots of
service for very little cash may be trying to cheat Island
residents by selling them unnecessary equipment and
repairs. The same company suspected of trying to pull
off a scam last year has been calling home owners
again this month.
Last February, several Island residents were ripped
off by phone solicitors who offered a "special clean and
tune" service for $29.95. The callers promised to per-
form a long list of services including inspecting, clean-
ing, replacement of filters, lubricating, etc. But once
inside the home, the "technicians" told residents they
needed costly parts, major repairs or even that they
needed to replace their entire cooling system.
Estimates from the company ranged from several
hundred to several thousand dollars. The scam was
discovered when two residents of a Holmes Beach con-
dominium complex became suspicious and contacted
a local company seeking a second opinion.
Mike Silbaugh of West Coast Refrigeration in
Holmes Beach checked the air conditioners and found
them to be in good working order. One of the apartment
owners was able to stop payment on a $2,500 check.
The other canceled a contract to install a new compres-
sor in his unit after Silbaugh inspected the part and
found it was not faulty.
In an apparently unrelated case, statewide prosecu-
tors recently charged 17 employees of an air-condition-
ing company with racketeering and grand theft in an
alleged scheme to cheat elderly residents.
Air Control Systems Southwest, Inc., used scare
tactics to convince residents their air conditioners
would explode or cause a fire if not replaced, or that
they would suffer health problems from toxic fumes.
Investigators found many victims had no problems
with their air conditioners until the technicians arrived.
Many units were still under warranty when replaced.
A two-year Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment investigation revealed most of the victims were
retirees in Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Hillsborough, Char-
lotte, Collier and Lee counties.
Local and county officials urge consumers to file
a complaint if they are suspicious or feel they'vebeen
Silbaugh and Stewart Moon of Air & Energy (also
locally owned), offer the following tips to avoid a
Be suspicious of all telephone solicitors.
Always get a second opinion unless you are deal-
ing with someone you trust completely.
Ask to see the contractor's license (this includes
plumbers, carpenters, electricians, roofers, etc.).
Ask how long the company has been in business.
Find out if the company has general liability in-
surance and worker's compensation coverage.
Always ask for old parts.
Mary Ellen Reichard was elected council chairman
by the Holmes Beach City Council last week. Carol
Whitmore was elected vice chairman.
In addition, council members received the follow-
ing committee assignments from Mayor Rich
Luke Courtney Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, Anna Maria Island Community Center,
special events, shore and beach, recycling and solid
Pat Geyer buildings and grounds and public
Billie Martini-recreation, beautification and parks.
Mary Ellen Reichard legislative matters; roads,
Get a written guarantee on parts and labor.
Never sign a contract that does not have complete
Never pay the full amount until the job is com-
pleted to your satisfaction.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable and
should seek advice from friends, neighbors or family
members before allowing workers in their homes.
Phone solicitors use fire chief's name
By Pat Copeland
Residents of Anna Maria Fire District have been
plagued by callers soliciting funds which they claim
will benefit the district. But this time they went one
step too far, said Fire Chief Andy Price.
"They've started to use my name and say they
know and work closely with the people here," re-
ported Price. "I even got a call at home."
Price said the callers are soliciting for a
firefighters union and a foundation, and telling
people the money comes back to the district and is
also used in a district "Learn Not To Bur" program.
"That is not true," said Price. "We don't get any
of the money, and we don't solicit over the phone.
They're misrepresenting where the money goes."
Price said when he got the solicitation call, he
did not tell the caller who he was, but asked numer-
ous questions about the fundraising and who was re-
"I called them and they said their solicitors are
supposed to stick to a prepared script," he said. "But
I've checked with others who have been called and
they give me the same report."
Price said residents who receive calls from so-
licitors should document the name of the caller, the
time and date and where the caller says the money
will be used, then call the fire district.
"Get as much information as possible, so we
can put a stop to this," said Price. "If anyone ever
has any questions about such calls, call us before
sending any money."
bridges, canals and erosion; and Anna Maria Elemen-
Carol Whitmore Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs, intergovernmental relations and Island
Emergency Operations Center.
Council also voted to hire labor attorney Richard
Groff to review and revise the city's personnel policies.
Bohnenberger announced that he has initiated
weekly meetings with department heads, asked Police
Chief Jay Romine to create an administrative inquiry
form for citizen complaints, is reviewing employee job
descriptions and developing an employee review pro-
cess and has requested a seat for the city on the
county's Tourist Development Council.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 14, 1994 U PAGE 5 PI
Dolan new vice mayor;
two request vacated
Ward 1 council seat
Bradenton Beach has a new vice mayor and, within
a month, will have a new city council member.
City council members named Herb Dolan to the
position of vice mayor last Thursday. Ironically, Dolan
was absent from the meeting and could not offer accep-
tance or protest at his nomination and appointment.
Dolan will fill the vice mayor position vacated
in the wake of the resignation of Jack Charlton.
Charlton's Ward 1 seat will be filled at the May 5
city council meeting.
The nomination process of Dolan took on a rare bit
of humor in the city. Pierola began the process with the
comment that a vice mayor should be appointed.
Councilman Bill Campbell, looking down the dais
at Dolan's empty seat, said, "It would be good to have
a vice mayor. Herbie's not here he'd be good."
"I so move," Councilman Jim Kissick chimed in.
After the unanimous vote to name Dolan,
Campbell dryly added, "Isn't there something else
we can have Herbie do since he's not here?"
Pierola said anyone wishing to serve on the city
council representing Ward 1 generally the north-
ern section of the city between the city limits and the
middle of 23rd Street should write her a letter by
the first of May.
The letter should contain brief description of why
the applicant wishes to serve on the council.
Council members will discuss the qualifications of
the applicants and select one May 5. The appointed
council member will serve until December, when he or
she will then have to qualify and run for the seat It will
be a brief term of office, though the council mem-
ber will have to run again in December 1995 for the
formal two-year Ward 1 term of office.
To date, two citizens have indicated a willing-
ness to serve on the city council.
Dan Goodchild, a member of the city's planning
and zoning board, and Dick Suhre, the manager of
the Sandpiper Mobile Resort, have both submitted
letters to Pierola requesting the Ward 1 council seat.
Ice cream shop to
By Pat Copeland
A plan to expand Marco Polo's Pizza and Ice
Cream shop received tentative approval from the
Holmes Beach City Council last week.
The shop's owner, Irma Kalinowsky, presented a site
plan that includes the addition of five tables, 15 chairs and
a pizza oven and hood for council's review at the work
session. The business, located in the Anna Maria Island
Center; was previously named The Ice Cream Churn.
Public Works Superintendent John Fernandez gave
council background on the business.
"The original shopping center had a site plan re-
view, and there were a certain amount of restaurants
and merchant retail," he explained. "This would be
adding to that original site plan. This was not originally
set up for a restaurant. It was classified as merchant
retail because you could come in and get ice cream and
walk out the door with it. It's a change of use from
merchant retail to restaurant status."
Fernandez said that with the new status, additional
parking would be required, but shared parking may be
utilized. Kalinowsky obtained signatures of other mer-
chants in the shopping center stating that they do not
object to shared parking.
"We're talking about a light impact in the parking
area," noted Fernandez. "It's within the four original
Holmes Beach officials seek comment on bandstand
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger is asking for informal
input from members of the community on building a
bandstand on city property behind city hall.
The proposal was introduced by Councilwoman
Billie Martini at last week's work session. She felt a
bandstand could be used for various forms of entertain-
ment. She said the structure could be located at the
south end of the city field facing north.
Council Chairman Mary Ellen Reichard said resi-
dents of Flotilla Drive, who would be particularly im-
pacted by the noise, should be sent formal notices for
comment. City Clerk Leslie Ford said such notification
is used only with the special exception procedure.
Holmes Beach resident Don Howard stressed, "Get
the neighbors involved before you spend any money.
They will be impacted by parking, noise and foot and
Other concerns of council members included fund-
ing the project, maintenance costs, costs associated
with using the structure such as electricity and fire ant
treatment for the field prior to an event, liability and
community support. Bohnenberger called for further
study of the project and asked Martini to bring cost fig-
ures and a drawing of the structure to council.
Community members are asked to contact the
mayor and council with opinions and suggestions on
the project Any formal discussion of the project will
be announced in The Islander Bystander.
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walls of the building. The only modifications have been
a hood for a pizza oven and the placement of the tables
and chairs. We have had no adverse reaction from the
fire district on the review."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she had been
contacted by the original owners of Marco Polo's Pizza
concerning a lawsuit over use of the name. She asked
Fernandez if that would affect the council's decision.
Fernandez said that is a civil matter and the city has
The item is to be placed on the April 19 agenda for
In other business, council:
Agreed that the planning commission should also
function as the land development regulation review com-
Asked Councilwoman Billie Martini to develop
a plan for city beautification, identifying specific areas,
in conjunction with the Island beautification effort.
Will seek an opinion from the city attorney on
whether a license for in-home artistic teaching can be
a special exception.
Will have first reading April 19 on ordinances
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Take care of our Island's
Privateers (true-blooded Islanders in pirate attire)
are capturing piers and restaurants around Anna Maria
Island this week. It's a ritual of spring.
The tourists are thinning but not gone, as evidenced
at our shopping plaza. Of course, a visitor from town
thought mainland traffic was light until he got close to the
beaches, but then he doesn't have benefit of our "tourist
reality measuring device" to rely on Easter traffic.
The Rod & Reel Pier is looking at attracting inter-
national attention to its doorstep with a major motion
picture featuring the location. It all came about when
a visiting journalist published an article in a London
paper, drawing on the pier's similarities to descriptions
from several novels by John Steinbeck.
All seems right with the world.
But there's a jolting story beginning this week in
our paper. It's about our youth a particular segment
of our community in crisis.
You probably don't know that Island kids are in
trouble unless you're closely tuned in to the police re-
ports and can read between the lines week after week. And
that's only half of it. There's more you don't read about
"Kids will be kids," you might say. "Rambunctious
behavior has been happening forever. Why, I remem-
ber when I was a kid ..." you might start to say -
BEFORE you read Pat Copeland's series of articles
beginning this week on page 2.
In almost every respect, these kids are growing up
faster that the previous generation. Everything you (or
kids you knew) ever did to get into trouble is happen-
ing to these kids MUCH earlier.
We have reports they're having sex at age 12 to
get drugs. We've heard about second graders 8 and
9-year-olds smoking marijuana.
These are not inner-city gang members with a host
of social ills facing them. It's not just the surf punks
either. These are Island kids. They're the most inno-
cent-seeming little kids. "Mother's little angels" in
And big trouble to themselves, their neighborhood,
the whole Island.
The possible repercussions that could come from
a "kids will be kids" attitude are long-reaching.
The Island is going to fight back to help our kids
and their families get through this. We're going to have
to elevate family values and instill higher morals in
every child we come in contact with.
We manage to instill a lovefor the island in our chil-
dren and we'll leave what we have of this island to our
children eventually. Shouldn't we care as much about the
Island's future caretakers as we do the Island itself?
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We note the passing of Islander Frank Kelly this
week. He was an Islander. He was a pier "regular," a
member of the elite group that share coffee and conver-
sation at the Anna Maria City Pier. He was a cartoonist at
the "old" Islander newspaper, inheriting the pen from
Jack Egan in 1984. His wit and wisdom were loved by
readers. Kelly was much loved by the community. We
will inform all of memorial information.
Island ambiance will die
when jet skis tried
I am a subscriber to the Islander and really enjoy
keeping in touch with "what's going on" on Anna
Maria when I'm at home in Michigan.
I know you have probably had enough letters re-
garding "jet skis" on the Gulf, but here is one more.
I have a cottage on what use to be a peaceful quiet
lake in Michigan. Then came the jet ski invasion, 25 at
last count. With their coming the peace and quiet went
- replaced by the constant irritating drone of motors,
I'm not talking about the sit down one or two pas-
senger type. I'm talking about the stand or kneel type.
These machines can go in very shallow water putting
swimmers and marine life at risk.
I've been coming to Anna Maria for about 11 years
and have enjoyed the peaceful beautiful beaches, the
sounds of surf, sea birds and the laughter of children.
All that will still be there, but you won't hear it
over the sound made by jet skis roaring up and down
Please. No jet ski rentals on the public beaches.
Believe me. Jet skis will make a difference...but not for
Roberta Dieterman, Kentwood, Mich.
Island gearing up to help teens
I recently attended a powerful meeting at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Its intent was to air
ideas to help the youth on this Island.
Hearing the concerned voices of center director
Pierette Kelly, Patty Parsels, school principal James
Kronus, Holmes Beach Police Chief Romine,
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Maloney and Anna
Maria Mayor Simches, brought such a warm feeling
into my heart a true spiritual feeling. These people
were not talking from their heads, but from their hearts.
A common thread through out the meeting was that it's
time to stop talking the talk, it's time to take the walk.
This Island will see action. Already we have started
a youth group which meets at Roser Memorial Church
every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
The meetings are open to all youth from seventh to
12th grade and is staffed with volunteers from our lo-
cal churches. Transportation to and from is available
and the meetings begin with a free snack or meal fol-
lowed by a variety of social and spiritual activities.
This youth group is a promising beginning to what
I hope and pray will be a magnificent step in the right
direction. Our youth today must be made aware of the
benefits of pursuing "The Road Less Traveled."
Michael Kinsella, Holmes Beach
Island news travels out-of-town
The Islander Bystander mails over 500 subscriptions
weekly, out-of-town, out-of-state and out-of-country. The
mail list swelled quickly to 400 plus subscribers last year
and maintained that level throughout summer and fall.
With peak tourist season slowing down, the renewals and
new subscribers have been pouring in.
Comments vary, but many want to keep a finger on
the real estate market. The weekly list of real estate trans-
actions by Doug Dowling, along with the large volume of
real estate advertising is of interest to Island property
owners who live elsewhere and prospective buyers.
Others are absorbed by June Alder's historical fea-
tures and don't want to miss her series. Subscribers say
they want to keep up on the bridge issue, city business
and Island friends.
Former Islander Blair Neill lives and works in
Chicago now. He's lucky enough to spend a few
months here in the winter but says he looks forward to
the paper arriving every week. "It's great to get Island
news up there. It's like getting a call or a card from
friends," said Neill.
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS_
SPart 3, Anna Maria Island & the Seminole War, 1835-1842 -_
by June Alder
The corvette Vandalia defended West Florida's fishing villages in 1836.
There were scores of "ranchos"
(fishing camps) strung out along the
west coast of Florida in the early 1800s.
In 1836, the year the Second Seminole
War broke out, the two largest were
William Bunce's in Tampa Bay and
Juan Caldez's in Charlotte Harbor.
born Bunce had been
operating his rancho for, Led by thej
only two years and his Indians the
first year's income had day trackinS
been comparable to that nolesfor 10
of Caldez's long-estab- toward Sara
Situated on a point
at the mouth of the
Manatee River, Bunce's fishery was
lush with old cocoanut palms and near
to some of the finest fishing grounds in
Florida. It had a fresh water spring and
good harborage. It had been used by In-
dian and Spanish fishermen for centu-
ries. A monstrous shell mound there
(where DeSoto National-Monument is
today) was proof of that.
S An army officer who visited
Bunce's place in 1835 described it as the
"most elaborate rancho along the entire
coast." There were well-built palmetto-
thatched houses for the fishermen's
families and a supply store in Bunce's
comfortable house. Altogether, there
were some 40 buildings, including a
blacksmith's shop, a carpenter's shop
and a covered wharf.
Bunce had 30 men working for him.
Twenty were of Spanish descent and ten
were so-called "Spanish Indians" (men
whose forebears had been Seminoles or
even Timucuans in the distant.past but
now were Spanish by culture).
Nearly all the fishermen had Indian
wives, children and even grandchildren
living with them.
Probably in his early '50s, Bunce
was well liked and trusted by the fishery
people. During the fishing season, from
August to March, he would haul their
catches to Havana in his 45-ton sloop
Enterprise. In the off-season he worked
out of Key West and sometimes re-
turned to Baltimore where it was
thought he had a wife and children.
Bunce tried to carry on business as
usual, that spring of 1836, but it was dif-
ficult. Seminole bands continued their
"hit and run" forays and their leader
Osceola continued to outwit and out-
maneuver American Gen. Winfield
Scott in battle.
One day in March, Commander
Thomas Webb of the sloop-of-war
Vandalia came to Bunce
with a worrisome report.
ishery A band of Indians had
nen spent a been spotted up-river
the Semi- from Bunce's rancho.
miles south Webb had ordered the
Sa revenue cutter Washing-
ota B ton to take a party of 25
marines and sailors to in-
vestigate and he desired
to have several of Bunce's fishery In-
dians to go along as guides.
Bunce of course agreed.
The marines found signs of an In-
dian encampment traces of dead
fires and many cattle tracks. Led by the
fishery Indians the men spent a day
tracking the Seminoles for 10 miles
south toward Sarasota Bay.
Webb feared an attack on the fish-
eries of Sarasota or Charlotte Harbor.
So the next day he had the Washington
sail down the coast, again with
Bunce's guides aboard. They saw
nothing suspicious at Sarasota Bay.
But at Charlotte Harbor, at the mouth
of the Myakka River, they spied a band
of 22 Seminoles and in the distance the
smoke of campfires.
The guides slipped ashore and
came back quickly to report a war
party assembling which outnumbered
the force aboard the Washington.
Back at Tampa Bay Webb has-
tened to prepare the Vandalia to go into
action. Accompanied by a 30-foot-
long launch and four smaller ten-oar
craft, the 127-foot three-master set off
two days later with a force of 40 men
and provisions for a 15-day expedition.
But before Webb left Tampa Bay
he advised Bunce, for the safety of his
people, to evacuate to Passage Key, a
small island near Egmont Key where
the remaining revenue cutter Dallas
was standing guard.The move was ac-
. complished before nightfall.
.For Bunce and his people, it was
Just the beginning of their tribulations.
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Chetlain opts out of county
commission re-election bid
Kent Chetlain, long-time Island advocate as a
member of the Manatee County Commission, has
decided to retire from public office.
Chetlain told The Islander Bystander Monday he
would not be seeking another term on the county com-
mission this fall. His decision brings to an end 12
years of service on the board, many of them represent-
ing Anna Maria Island.
"I'll be 67 years old in September," he said. "No
one knows how much more time we have when reach-
ing this age. As one of my supporters, Kit Fernald of
Save Our Bays, advised, 'Kent, you have paid your
dues. It is time for you to do those things you want to
do while there is still time.'"
Chetlain said he intended to write, returning to the
profession he has followed all his life.
Chetlain was a sports writer and editor for a number
of publications in Florida and Manatee County. He served
as sports editor and columnist for the Islander newspaper
on Anna Maria for many years, covering everything from
the Key Royale golf tournaments to questionable zoning
decisions by county commissioners.
It was while on the Islander staff that he grew to
know the whims and desires of Islanders and, when he
first sought a seat on the county commission, began to
speak out in favor of Islanders to the board.
"I thank the Lord and the people of Manatee
County for the opportunity these past 12 years to serve
them," Chetlain said. "And I hope that I have helped in
my small way to make this a better community."
Island police study committee
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need further direction from the three island cities on
which of four options to pursue.
They will approach the Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, the group that initiated the committee,
for direction at the April 20 meeting. Following that, they
will seek a consensus from each city council.
Committee members John Kaufmann of
Bradenton Beach, Don Howard of Holmes Beach and
Vince Mercandante of Anna Maria met last week in
Bradenton Beach City Hall. They noted that consoli-
dation of the Island's police departments is not fea-
sible due to limitations in the Florida Statutes and
contracting for services would be the only alternative
After some discussion, they narrowed the Island's
options to four Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria
contracting with Holmes Beach for services, Holmes
The Holmes Beach Police Department will hold
its first community meeting on April 18 at 7 p.m. in
city hall. Det. Nancy Rogers will give a presentation
on home burglary prevention. Following that, Det.
Rogers and Police Chief Jay Romine will answer
questions from residents.
"It's a forum between the police department and
the community in order to open communications," ex-
plained Romine. "People can bring their questions,
problems and complaints to us.
"Sometimes it's hard for us to get out in the commu-
nity and talk to all the people, and this gives us a method
to do that We got away from that over the years, and
we'dlike to develop positive community relations."
Romine said this will be the first in an on-going
series of forums. The second will focus on a commu-
Beach and Anna Maria contracting with Bradenton
Beach for services, all three contracting with the Mana-
tee County Sheriffs Department for services or main-
taining the status quo.
Howard said if city officials want to pursue those
options, they must make a commitment to provide in-
formation on what level of service they want and ex-
penses associated with each department so compari-
sons can be done. They must also give the committee
permission to seek bids from the various agencies.
Mercandante noted that the committee should ask the
sheriffs department whether it wants to provide service
to the other two cities before pursuing that option.
At Thursday's Holmes Beach City Council work
session, Howard told the council of the committee's de-
cision. Council members indicated they would not be
interested in contracting with the sheriffs department,
but would be interested in their city contracting with
either one or both of the other cities. Council members
are to bring their suggestions on the question to the
April 19 meeting.
nity effort to unite against crime and will be led by Sgt.
Dale Stevenson. The third will be an automobile theft
prevention program led by Sgt. Charles Anderson.
"Each officer in the department has an area of ex-
pertise and will give a presentation throughout the
course of the forums," said Romine. "We want people
to know the faces of the police department, not just the
When the department gets back to full strength,
Romine said, uniformed officers will begin getting out
of their patrol cars and walking certain areas.of the
"We want people to be comfortable enough with
the police department to feel free to talk to the offic-
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Islander Photos: Tomara Kafka
When Sue and Ed Grosek open their garage doors, passersby in Perico Bay Club can see the Skyway Bridge
mural painted by Ed on the 20- by 8-foot wall.
Great art in the
By Tomara Kafka
It had been 54 years since Ed Grosek had picked
up a paintbrush.
So when he expressed a renewed interest in paint-
ing soon after he and his wife Sue retired to their home
in Perico Bay Club, she relegated him to the garage.
It's not that Sue didn't believe he had talent -
after all he had served as assistant art editor on staff at
Pennsylvania State University many years ago but
he was a little out of practice.
His first mural was of the Skyway Bridge. On the
20- by 8-foot wall where the driver gets the best view,
Grosek drew the bridge to scale from a picture post-
card. Using mostly house paint, it took Grosek close to
130 hours to cover the entire wall. Grosek used gold car
pin stripe to create the golden bands of the Skyway
glowing at sunset (or sunrise).
When Grosek finished his Skyway mural in March
1993, he began to plan the next one: The 1969 Moon
Landing with Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin
By Jeannie Friedman
Prospects of an Island-wide beautification project
have inspired many meetings, several brain-storming
sessions and a lot of talk but if the massive undertak-
ing is to succeed, a many-faceted partnership will have
to be formed.
Marg Soeffker, the Minnesota native who is spear-
heading the project, explained last week that in order
for the plan to develop and become a reality, private
citizens, organizations, state and city governments,
local businesses and the media must form a partnership
and be committed to a long-range plan,
"All three Island cities must desire the project, and
the public works departments should be willing to help
with maintenance," she said. "We must have landscape
and Michael Collins, who are pictured standing on
the Moon with the Earth visibly floating in the back-
ground of space.
The inspiration for this mural came from a trip
Ed and Sue had taken to Cape Canaveral where they
toured the space center and took photos with astro-
nauts. Grosek drew more than 30 sketches before
deciding on the one that would go on the wall facing
the Skyway Bridge mural.
The second mural also took about 130 hours and
was completed in February. Grosek continued to
using house paint with acrylic for the details.
The neighbors get quite a kick out of the
Grosek's garage walls and are occasionally invited
over for coffee and viewings.
Grosek's next project is the garage ceiling and
the panels of his garage door. He's already calling
it "the Sixteen Ceiling," he says.
For when the garage door is raised the panels
will be viewed from below much as the ceiling of
the Sistine Chapel.
il ingredient to
plans, funding, available water if needed, and a com-
mitment that each area will be not only planted but
maintained for three years."
Soeffker said a three-year maintenance agree-
ment by a combination of citizens, organizations or
municipalities must be in place before any planting.
"The project is an easy concept to grasp but ev-
eryone has to work together to achieve a common
goal," she said
The group needs the help of any landscape archi-
tect s who are interested in being part of the project.
Everyone interested in any aspect of the beauti-
fication project is urged to attend a meeting on Fri-
day, April 15 at 8:30 a.m. at Holmes Beach City Hall.
For information, phone Holmes Beach Council-
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After several weeks of practice, horseshoe
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The next coiiiplililrii will he Saturday, April
16, at 10:00 a.m, ut Anna Marla City Hall.
[IB PAGE 10 0 APRIL 14, 1994 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island Youth to meet on
The Island Youth Group has scheduled two meet-
ings to be held on Wednesday evenings.
On April 13 the group will meet at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting includes socializing and
refreshments, then a free Mexican taco dinner will be
served. After dinner Michael Kinsella will speak on
"Peers: The Power and the Pressure."
-On April 20 Island Youth will meet at Roser
Church for a free spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. The topic
will be "Making Friends with Your Brothers and Sis-
ters," led by Vicki Young.
All kids from 7th through 12th grades are encour-
aged to participate, meet new people and have fun.
Rides are available.
For more information call Roy McChesney, 778-
0414, or Michael Kinsella, 778-6112.
Festival at Bradenton
(formerly the De Soto
Following is the calendar of events for the 1994
Florida Heritage Festival at Bradenton. For informa-
tion, contact festival offices, 910 Third Ave. W.,
Bradenton, or call 747-1998.
April 16 Plastic Bottle Boat Regatta, 10 a.m.-2
p.m. at Palma Sola Causeway. Bottle-boat races. Entrance
fee is $6 for participants age 14 and younger; $12 per
adult. Free admission for spectators. (This is the only event
that comes anywhere near Anna Maria Island.)
April 17 Up With People, 8 p.m. at the Mana-
tee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Concert. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children.
Prime seating tickets are $10.
April 18 Governor's Luncheon; noon at
Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 100 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles is the guest
speaker. Tickets are $15 per person.
April 19 Musical extravaganza and fashion show;
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium.
Tickets for the 2 p.m. show are $4 for adults and $2 for
children and senior citizens; tickets for the 8 p.m. show are
$7 general admission and $12 reserved seating.
April 22 Children's Parade, 10 a.m. in down-
town Palmetto. The parade theme is "Snooty and His
Environment." Free admission.
April 23 Stadium Show, 6 p.m. at Hawkins Sta-
dium, Manatee High School. Entertainment featuring
Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Jazz Band and Show.
Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
April 23 Grand Parade, 8 p.m., in downtown
Bradenton. Parade begins at Hawkins Stadium and fea-
tures more than 100 colorful and lighted entries. Free
Two Island chambers to
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The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will hold
its April Membership Reception on Wednesday, April 27,
at Cafe Robar, 204 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The membership reception will be held with the
members of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
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Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served and a
cash bar will be available. Cost is $5 for chamber mem-
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Shoppe. New officers are
(left to right) Maggi
Wilkinson, first vice
secretary; Julie DiRocco,
treasurer; Sarah Maloney,
a president; and Jean
secretary. Missing is June
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Islander Photo: Tomara Kafcka
Island Turtle Watch
meets April 22
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch will hold an
organizational meeting on April 22 7 p.m., at Anna
Maria City Hall in order to prepare for the nesting season.
The meeting, which includes a program, slides and
volunteer sign up, is open to the public. New members
are encouraged to participate in this year's watch.
Only the female Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta
caretta, nests on Anna Maria Island. She comes ashore
during the nesting season between May and August and
can nest as many as three times.
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, a non-profit
volunteer organizatAon with about 60 members, was
formed 14 years ago with the mission to save and pre-
serve the Loggerhead Sea turtles.
Zerby to speak
Jim Zerby, a former mayor of Holmes Beach, will
speak to the Anna Maria Historical Society at its meet-
ing on Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.. at Anna Maria
The public is invited to attend.
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Donate blood on Island
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
arranged for the Manatee Community Blood Center's
bloodmobile to be available Friday, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
The bloodmobile will be parked adjacently to the
Chamber's visitor center at 501 Manatee Ave. W. Do-
nating blood takes about one hour and every type is the
"right" type of blood.
Contact the Chamber at 778-1541 to sign up.
Parsels to speak about
the Vietnam War
John and Patricia Parsels will speak on the current
issues pertaining to the War in Vietnam Prisoners
of war (POWs) and those missing in action (MIAs).
They will address the public on Tuesday April 19, at
Roser Memorial Community Church.
The Parsels, who live in Anna Maria City, believe
that there remain both POWs and MIAs in Vietnam.
Maj. John Parsels was prisoner in Vietnam for three
years. Dr. Patricia Parsels believes her father, who was
captured during the war, is still living as a prisoner
there. Both of them have become experts in this con-
troversial issue and have worked on the national and
international levels with POW and MIA organizations.
The Parsels recently visited Vietnam twice in their
search for Patricia Parsels' father.
The program, open to the public, will begin at-
12:30 p.m: following the Men's Club luncheon. Roser
Church is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Off Island happenings
On Wednesday, April 20, at the Central Library,
1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton, there will be a
program entitled "Darling Dixie: Stories from the
South" from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the Children's Depart-
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The Manatee County Audubon Society will meet
at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at Emmanuel United
Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Rd., Bradenton. This
final meeting of the year will feature a covered dish
dinner and a program of members' slides, collections
and hobbies. For more information call 794-0255.
Beginning May 9 through May 13, Manatee
County College's Open Campus will offer a week-
long, in-depth tour of Mote Marine Laboratories de-
signed especially for area senior citizens. The cost is
$150 for local residents, which includes the cost of in-
struction and daily lunch. To register and for more in-
formation call 755-1511, ext. 4669.
Check out jazz
The Island Branch
Library was recently
jammed with people
when, as part of the Jazz
at the Libraries Pro-
gram sponsored by the
Jazz Club of Sarasota,
Hank McDermott, local
jazz musician and pianist
who plays regularly at
D. Coy Ducks, led the
concert with musicians
Gary Deery on trumpet,
Jeff Logo on trombone,
Jack Gorham playing
drums and Sam Bruno
on bass guitar.
The Centre Shops of Longboat Key will celebrate
its island lifestyle with The Island Marketplace to be
held Saturday, April 16, from noon to 4 p.m. Relax to
the island music of Kirby Rambert, "The Pan Man," on
his steel drum, have a souvenir caricature drawn to
benefit The Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary and Mote
Marine Laboratories, enjoy great food, and much,
much more. The public is invited.
The Manatee County Audubon Society has sched-
uled a field trip to Palma Sola Bay/Anna Maria Island/
Beer Can Island/Tidy Island on Saturday, April 23.
Visitors are welcome and should meet at the north side
of the east end of the Palma Sola Causeway at 7:30 a.m.
and bring a picnic lunch. Information, call 792-3940.
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Norman F. Buchanan
Norman F. Buchanan, 73, of Anna Maria Island,
died April 8 at home.
Born in South Portland, Maine, Mr. Buchanan
came to the area from St. Petersburg in 1965. He retired
as an accountant. He was an Episcopalian.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He
was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of
Police No. 1511 of Bradenton.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie "Marie;" three
daughters, Marsha Lindsey of Bradenton, Margaret
"Marie" Rutzen of Ridge Manor, and Norma Smith of
Holmes Beach; two sons, Norman H. of South Port-
land, and Michael Dunlevy of Bradenton; eight grand-
children; and a great-grandchild.
No visitation or services were, held. Direct Mortu-
ary Services was in charge of the arrangements. Memo-
rials may be made to The Light House Loving Hands
Ministries, P.O. Box 2455, Dade City, Fla. 33526.
Frank X. Kelly
Frank Kelly, former editorial cartoonist for the Is-
lander newspaper and long-time Anna Maria City resi-
dent died on April 6 after a long illness. He was 88.
Mr. Kelly was a public relations representative for
the American Legion and an editorial columnist in
Washington, D.C. for 25 years before moving to Anna
Maria in 1975.
Calling himself "Jack Egan's 75 year old assis-
tant," Kelly became a cartoonist in 1984 after Egan, -
editorial cartoonist for The Islander Bystander and for-
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"Frank had his own unique style and character,"
Egan said. "His cartoons hang on the walls of many
Mr. Kelly was a member of the Anna Maria City
Pier Regulars and St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
Originally from Lawrence, Mass., Mr. Kelly was
a U.S.. Navy Combat Correspondent in World War II
and served on the U.S. Saratoga Carrier.
A memorial service is being planned by the Pier
Regulars. Kelly had no survivors.
James Raymond Malcolm, 85, of Cortez, died
April 7 at home.
Born in Sterling, Mich., Mr. Malcolm came to
Cortez from Ypsilanti, Mich., in 1970. He retired from
the Ford Motor Co. in Ypsilanti after 38 years of ser-
He is survived by his wife, Ida M.; two daughters,
Carol Ann of Cortez, and Dolores Dixon of Lansing,
Mich.; a son, Richard J. of Manchester, Mich.; four
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
No visitation or services were held. Memorials
may be made to Hospice Foundation, 73 S. Palm Ave.,
No. 222, Sarasota, Fla. 34236. National Cremation So-
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Lalos of Anna Maria
Bonnie Lalos of Anna Maria announces the
engagement of her daughter, Leah Kalle Lalos of
Bradenton, to William Gennrich Manson of
Bradenton, son of John C. Manson of Bradenton
and the late Gail G. Manson. Lalos also is the
daughter of the late Stanley Lalos.
The couple will wed May 21 at Saints Peter
and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church.
Miss Lalos is a 1984 graduate of Cuyahoga
Falls High School in Cuyahoga, Ohio, and a 1990
graduate of The Academy in Akron, Ohio. She
attended the University of Akron. She is a parale-
gal employed by attorney Jeffrey S. Goethe.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1983 graduate of
Manatee High School and a 1992 graduate of the
Culinary School of America. He also attended
Florida Southern college in Lakeland. He is a
kitchen manager and chef employed by The Beach
House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
of Holmes Beach
Thomas W. Brooks of Port St. Lucie and
Sandra G. Brooks of Holmes Beach announce
the engagement of their daughter, Marilyn Ann
Brooks of Holmes Beach, to Donald Eugene
Huntsinger III of Holmes Beach, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Huntsinger of Bradenton.
The couple will wed Aug. 27 at Longboat
Key Island Chapel.
Miss Brooks is a graduate of Fort Pierce
Central High and Port St. Lucie Beauty Acad-
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The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Tho-
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He is employed as a groundskeeper with
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The Island Poet
So you think you'll plant a garden and grow vegetables this year,
'Cause to buy them in the store has gotten very dear.
First you must buy a shovel, a rake and a hoe,
With plenty of fertilizer so your garden will grow.
And work in the garden though your back may be breaking,
While most of your produce the bugs will be taking.
Then all summer long you can work like a slave,
And-lie to your friends about how much money you saved.
By Tomara Kafka
Old Hamburg Tavern in Holmes Beach serves tra-
ditional German food. Owners Henryk Bubik and Helmut
Hedegger say diners favor the roulade, sauerbraten,
gulasch and all the schnitzels: jaegerschnitzel,
zigeunerschnitzel and wienerschnitzel. Their homemade
sauerkraut is tasty and popular, however the ingredients
are a secret, Bubik and Hedegger tell me. They have daily
lunch specials and lots of imported beers.
You can buy homemade "Early Settlers Bread" on
Wednesday at the Island" Historical Museum in
Anna Maria City. The bread, which resembles English
muffins, is made by members of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society. Jeanne Blassingame will take spe-
cial orders if you call her at 778-2421.
The Anna Maria Privateers are busy these days.
Last week they showed up with the Conquistadores to
capture the Anchorage restaurant. On Tuesday they
captured Key West Willy's. This Friday they will
battle the De Soto's conquerors for Pete Reynard's
around happy hour and there is no estimating the
damage they can do there. Rumor has it that someone
will walk the plank.
On Saturday they'll brandish swords among the
crowds at the Bottle Boat Regatta on the Palma Sola
Causeway. It's all part of the Florida Heritage Festival
(a.k.a. De Soto). The Island Privateers will also be part
of the Children's Parade on April 22 in Palmetto and
the Grand Parade in Bradenton on April 23.
Ciao! on Longboat Key has lots of new things
going on. One change is a new name: Ciao! Casual
International Cuisine. Another change is a new chef/
manager William "Bill" Shafer. While many of the
restaurant's Italian favorites will remain on the menu,
new lunch and dinner specials will be offered daily
with a broader Mediterranean flair.
An Island Marketplace will be held in the Centre
Shops on Saturday. Entertainment will be by "Pan Man"
Kirby Rambert, playing the steel drum. The bazaar atmo-
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I Anna Maria
Anna Maria Privateers
Pirate Terry Tibbits displays
his swordsmanship with
the assistance of a helping
"hold" by Andy Toombs -
when the buccaneers cap-
tured the Anna Maria City
:'Pier last Thursday. A good
time was had by all. The fun
was a part of the Florida
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
sphere will feature artists drawing caricatures (small fee
benefits the Pelican Man and Mote Marine) and live, real,
authentic llamas will be part of a petting zoo.
The Fourth Annual Florida Winefest and Auc-
tion will be held April 21-24 at various locations with
plenty of local restaurants participating including
Beach Bistro and from Longboat Key, Euphemia Haye,
Harry's Continental Kitchen, Ivo's and the Plaza.
An Earth Day Festival, presented by .Keep
America Beautiful, will be held Sunday at the Water-
front Park in Bradenton all day.
S The Southeast Regional Championship
Barbeque Contest, sponsored by the American Le-,
gion, North Manatee Fost 309, will be held Saturday
and Sunday at the Palmetto Fairgrounds. There will be
plenty of food and lots of entertainment.
"I would like the recipe for a Greek Eggplant dish
I bought at the Granary in January. Your paper is the
best. Thank you."
Sally Cloutman, Bradenton Beach
The Granary's Chef Susan Bree says the 'Greek
Eggplant Chowder' is a hearty peasant soup and serves
four as a main course or six as an appetizer:
Greek Eggplant Chowder
1 24 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 lb. eggplant, cubed and with the skin left on
1 15 oz. can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
10 oz. package of spinach, frozen and chopped
2 cups onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. sage
1/4 tsp. celery seed, ground
1 1/2 cups water
3 tbsp. Romano cheese, grated
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup feta cheese
In a five-quart pot, saute the onion and garlic in the
olive oil until the onions are translucent.
Add the herbs and spices.
SAdd the crushed tomatoes with juice, eggplant, gar-
banzo beans and water. Heat the mixture on high until it
comes to a boil, then reduce to low. Cover and simmer for
40 minutes until the eggplant is cooked through.
Add the defrosted, chopped spinach and both the
feta and Romano cheeses. Remove from heat.
Stir until all is well blended and serve immediately.
The soup is great served with a good crusty peas-
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School menu :7
Monday, 4/18/94 *
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S Lunch: Toasted Cheese Sandwich or Power
Slice, Tomato Soup, Broccoli Cuts
SBreakfast: Peanut Butter and Toast or Cereal,
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* Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun or Mini-Chef Salad,
Hash Brown Potatoes, Fruit Cup, Jello
" Breakfast: Scrambled Egg and Toast or Cereal,
. Lunch: Pizza or Nachos and Cheese, Corn,
SPotato Rounds, Pudding Young lawmakers honored
Friday, 4/22/94 Holmes Beach Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard, left, awarded the top three law-writers in the school's
NO SCHOOL fifth-grade law-writing contest. Suzanne Wight placedfirst with a law about jet skis followed by second-place
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Anna Maria Elementary students:
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public beaches. People should not be allowed to drive
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Pizza proves profitable
Norm and Jane Chesmore, owners of Ches's Pasta
Plus, give Jim Kronus, principal ofAnna Maria
Elementary School, a check for $260 from the
restaurant's Special School Project Program.
Coupons from Ches's are earned by the students
over the course of the school year. Each coupon
offers $1 off on a pizza or stromboi to reward the
student and his or her family and is matched by a $2
donation for the school. According to Kronus, the
money goes into the school's general fund to pur-
chase smaller items needed in individual classrooms.
Fifth dimension of law
I don't think kids under the age of 13 should be out
past 12 midnight because anything could happen to them
like being kidnapped or getting killed. Tom Reiner
I think the city council should make a resolution
to allow fast food restaurants on the Island. My choice
would be McDonald's. I think this is because last night
I had a Big Mac attack and we had to go all the way out
of town just to get a hamburger. Jimmy Brackman
People should not be able to remove any living
organism, that you may find on Anna Maria Island, out
of its natural habitat. Mike Armstrong
I think that constructioners should start to build
or make sidewalks. The sidewalk will be used for kids
who ride on bikes and also for regular people to walk
on. Candice Echols
I don't like the law that you can't bring sand or
shell back to your house because some people, like my
gramma who lives out of state, likes to bring shells
home. The solution is to allow a certain amount of sand
or shells to be taken. The shells cannot have a living
thing in them. Jessica Foraker
I think there should be a law on lies because chil-
dren at any age now are beginning to lie to their moth-
ers and fathers and teachers. I also think you should
give little speeches at school about lies and about how
bad it is to lie like you do with drugs, guns and smok-
ing. Lying is a horrible thing to do. Life would be bet-
ter to tell the truth and not lie. So make a law, we need
one. Erin VanLeeuwen
It shall be unlawful for a jogger, runner, walker
or any type of person to step off the sidewalk for a per-
son on a bike to go through. Kaelan Richards
It shall be unlawful to spray graffiti on or near any
person's property within city limits. Shawn Snyder
I think that bikes should be allowed to ride on the
beach because it is boring riding on the road. Joey
I think we should have a sidewalk that goes all the
way around the Island so I can ride my bike all around
the Island. Jesse Ferguson
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March.31, lost property a camera, 204 Pine
Ave., Cafe Robar.
March 31, defrauding an innkeeper, 100 Spring
Ave., Sandbar restaurant. The complainant reported
that three white males and a white male juvenile were
seated on the patio. The three adults were using foul
language and were asked to quiet down as they were
disturbing other patrons. The subjects left in a green
van, leaving behind a $102 unpaid bill.
April 2, seven alcohol citations, Bean Point and
Maple and Sycamore Avenue beaches.
April 3, five alcohol citations, Bean Point and
Park Avenue beaches and Bayfront Park.
April 4, alcohol citation, Pine Avenue beach.
April 4, injured person, 300 block of North Bay
Boulevard. The complainant reported that he fell due
to sidewalk defects and sustained a broken nose, a frac-
tured wrist and bruised knees.
March 27, attempted burglary, 2300 block of
Canasta Drive. The complainant was awakened by a
person unknown knocking on her front door. She
looked out the window and saw an old brown car in the
driveway and then heard noise coming from her side
door. She looked out another window and saw three
white male juveniles by the side door.
She asked the juveniles if she could help them, and
they replied that they were looking for Jennifer, She
told them there was no one there by that name and they
fled. The responding officer observed pry marks in the
wood of the door.
SMarch 27, criminal mischief, 101 Gulf Dr. N., One
Stop Shell Shop. a person unknown damaged a lattice.
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March 27, suspicious person, Coquina Beach.
The officer responded to a report of a man standing
near the public restroom using a stuffed teddy beat to
attract children to him and into the restroom. The of-
ficer found the subject sitting in his car in front of the
playground watching children. He had a teddy bear in
the front seat.
The officer asked the subject for identification, and
he became very nervous and said, "I've done nothing
criminal. I love children. I would never hurt them." The
subject gave conflicting statements about his earlier
actions. He was told to leave the area.
March 27, criminal mischief, 600 Manatee Ave.,
Westbay Cove. A sliding window was broken out.
March 28, stolen tag, 2200 block of.Avenue C.
March 28, retail theft, 105 7th St. N., Aqua Sports
Unlimited, Bradenton Beach. The complainant re-
ported that the subject signed a contract and rented
Scuba equipment. The subject returned all equipment
except a wet suit. After the complainant's failed at-
tempts to contact the subject, the officer was able to
contact his sister by phone. She was uncooperative,
reported the officer, and he filed a capias request.
March 29, possession of cocaine, possession of
marijuana less than 20 grams, 100 block of Bridge
Street. While on patrol, the officer observed several
subjects behind the Sports Lounge. As he approached
the group, he reported that he saw Martin L. Tupin, 33,
of Bradenton Beach take a lit marijuana cigarette and
shove it in his back pocket. The officer asked for the
cigarette and while Tupin was retrieving it, a cigarette
pack fell out of his pocket.
Tupin then threw the cigarette pack. While this was
occurring, the other subjects fled. The officer reported
he picked up the cigarette pack and inside were what
he suspected was two small bags of cocaine and a bud
of marijuana. Tupin was placed in custody.
March 30, grand theft, 2200 block of Avenue C.
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March 31, battery, 11th Street South. The victim
said that after driving down the street to turn around,
a white male ran from a residence and in front of the
vehicle causing the vehicle to stop. The victim said the
suspect went to the driver's side of the vehicle and was
yelling at him, slapping him in the face and attempting
to grab sunglasses off his face.
An officer interviewed the suspect who said he did
have contact with the victim, but no physical violence
occurred. The suspect said the victim grabbed his arm
and when he attempted to pull away, they struggled,
causing the victim to be hit in the face.
April 2, carrying a concealed weapon, DWLS,
3000 block of SR 789, Holmes Beach. The officer
stopped the vehicle for an inoperative tag light and the
subject could not provide his driver's license. While
checking the license, the officer noticed the handle of
a boot knife sticking out of the dash compartment. The
officer checked the subject for warrants which showed
two suspensions for failure to pay fines and an expired
driver's license. The officer retrieved the nine-inch
long knife and the subject was placed in custody.
April 2, theft, 200 Gulf Dr. N., Beach House. The
complainant reported that two white males and three
white females asked for their check after eating dinner.
When the complainant went to get the check, the group
fled. The complainant was able to get a description of
the vehicle and a tag number.
April 2, battery, 2312 Gulf Dr. N., Sunset Ter-
race. The complainant reported that the subject let his
dog go to the bathroom on the beach in front of the
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complainant's unit. Words were exchanged and the
subject got into a physical confrontation with the son
of the complainant. The officer reported that the son
declined to press charges and the subject was too in-
toxicated to give a statement.
The officer was called back to the scene later. The
complainant reported that the subject and his wife kept
walking past his unit and yelling obscenities. The of-
ficer told them to stop and leave the area.
April 4, information on lost child, Coquina Beach.
The officer on patrol found a child wandering in the
parking lot and a bystander said the child had been
wandering there for about 20 minutes. The child was
unable to tell her name, her mother's name, or where
her mother was located.
The officer took her to the lifeguard stand and
waited there with her for about 10 minutes. No one
approached, so the officer took her on his ATV to the
south tip of the beach to look for her mother. About 25
minutes later, the officer arrived back at the lifeguard
stand with the child. The mother had just arrived and
said her daughter was missing for a few minutes.
The officer spoke to the mother and noted that she
was arrogant and acted like it was "no big deal." The
officer noted to the mother that the child had multiple
bruises to her chest and neck area, and the child asked
numerous times if her mother was being arrested. Later
the officer contacted HRS and an investigator was to
be sent to check the home.
April 5, possession of a controlled substance with
intent to sell, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, carrying a concealed weapon, 1500 block of
Gulf Drive North. The officer observed Paul J.
Buckley, Jr. 21, of Longboat Key, traveling 45 mph in
a 35 mph zone. After stopping Buckley, the officer
noticed the handle of a billy club under- a bag in the
front seat and had Buckley step out of the car.
The officer asked Buckley to open his fanny pack
to check for weapons. Upon opening the pack, Buckley
became very nervous and tried to hide something in his
hand inside the bag, according to the officer. The of-
ficer found two bags of marijuana in the pack and
Buckley was placed in custody.
April 1, suspicious person, 6005 Gulf Dr., Playa
Encantada. The complainant reported four subjects
driving under the condominiums. They were not found.
April 1, lewd, 50th Street on the beach. The com-
plainant reported a white male, wearing pink shorts and
a white muscle shirt, sitting on the bench near the street
access. The subject exposed his sexual organs and be-
gan fondling himself while looking at the complainant.
The subject was last seen walking on 51st Street wear-
ing different clothing. He was not found. He was de-
scribed as 25-to-30-years-old; with short dark hair;
about five-foot, 10-inches tall and weighing 165
April 1, lewd, 48th Street on the beach. The com-
plainant reported that a white male exposed his sexual
organs to a juvenile, then ran north and east. He was
described as in his early 30s; about five-foot; nine-
inches tall; 160 pounds; with dark hair and very yellow
teeth and wearing pink shorts and a white muscle shirt.
He was not found.
April 1, found property a bicycle, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Art League.
April 1, DWLS, 2800 block of Gulf Drive.
April 2, warrant arrest, 100 block of 52nd street.
April 3, traffic, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Public
Beach. The complainant reported a vehicle driving
recklessly with eight passengers throwing beer cans out
the window. The officer checked the parking lot and
surrounding street ends, but the vehicle was not found.
April 3, animal found dog, Manatee bridge.
While assisting on a vehicle crash, a dog found by
motorists was given to the officer. The black male,
mixed breed dog was taken by animal control officers.
April 4, suspicious, 2900 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported that a person unknown had
erected a stop sign in her yard. The sign, taken from
30th Street and Avenue C, was removed by the public
April 4, missing person, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee
Public Beach. A lost child was located in the 5400
block of Gulf Drive.
April 4, expired driver's license, 6300 block of
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April 5, suspicious person, 45th Street beach. The
complainant flagged down the officer and advised him
that a white male, who has been exposing himself on the
beach, was sitting on the bench at the end of 45th street.
The officer responded and observed the subject
seated on the bench facing the beach with his pants
pulled down around his ankles. The officer reported
that th subject was wearing pink shorts and had his
hands inside his shorts himself as he watched the
The officer reported that the subject appeared fran-
tic and tried to pull his pants up, nearly falling off the
bench, as the officer approached. According to the re-
port, the officer asked for the subject's identification
and after reading him his rights, the subject said he
hadn't been here for several months, had never been
arrested and had changed clothes on the beach.
The officer noted that the subject had a long history
of arrests and suggested he seek professional help. The
officer told the subject it would be in his best interest
not to return to the beach.
April 5, missing person, 5300 block of Gulf
Drive. A lost child was located on the beach.
April 5, burglary to an automobile, 200 block
64th Street. The complainant reported that he had been
home about 10 minutes and went to his truck to get
cigarettes. A person unknown had broken the passen-
ger window and removed a tool belt and tools valued
April 5, trespass warning, 4500 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant said the subject refused to
leave her residence and had been harassing her. The
subject was issued a trespass warning.
April 6, driving with license suspended, 4000
Gulf Dr., Manatee Public Beach.
April 6, assistance, 6500 Flotilla Dr., Westbay
Point Moorings. The complainant reported a manatee
in trouble. The manatee got a plastic bag on its head
while feeding but was able to free itself.
April 7, burglary to an automobile, 4900 block of
Gulf Drive. A person unknown entered the cab of a
truck through the rear sliding glass window and re-
moved a 380-caliber, chrome-plated Lorcin pistol and
a clip holding seven rounds of ammunition from the
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Guide to local fishing guides, water sports
By David Futch
CAPT. MIKE BANYAS on the 23-foot
Fishing Machine can take up to four pas
sengers for anything from tarpon to trout,
snook, redfish, cobia and permit. Or ac
cording to the captain, "just about any-
thing that swims." Banyas has caught folks hundreds
of snook. But one of the strangest catches he was as-
sociated with occurred when a woman on his boat
"hooked" into one.
The snook was acting erratic with Banyas wonder-
ing why. When it was landed, Banyas said he looked
down and the 24-inch snook wasn't hooked at all.
"It was lassoed around the tail and the woman
brought it in backwards," he said. "I'll never see that
again. Shows you that anything can happen on the
water and usually does."
APT. KAREN BRANICK runs a 25-foot
Pursuit call the Miss Ann. Karen has been
fishing all her life and prefers to go after
grouper and snapper 25 to 35 miles out.
She also is an avid diver who takes people
on scuba trips to ledges and holes loaded with fish.
Most these ledges are in water 65 to 100 feet deep.
Here's a two-fer story.
"I had about a 30 inch grouper on and a red snap-
per was following. it on the way up, so I grabbed a
flyrod and tossed a line overboard and caught him, too.
It was a 2-for-I deal and the snapper was bigger than
APT. TOM CHAYA runs a 25-foot
Seahawk, an all-purpose flats boat for
bays and shallow Gulf waters. Chaya's
Dolphin Dreams takes from one to four
People for snook, redfish and trout in the
bays and kingfish and cobia offshore.
Here's a good one about the importance of speed.
"We were permit fishing last year when this guy
falls off the gunwale. It was the first time anyone has
ever gone overboard on me. An eight-foot shark had
been eating our permit all morning and we all knew the
shark was still around. So did the guy who fell in be-
cause when he got back in the boat only his pants were
wet. He said he was a good swimmer." Quick, too.
CAPT. PHIL SHIELDS charters his 31-
foot sportfisher Reef Reacher with en
closed bow, tuna tower and all the good
ies necessary to fish up to six
Cpeople.Shields primarily runs offshore
trips for grouper, snapper, amberjack, kingfish and
wahoo, often traveling out 50 miles or better. For the
experienced fisherpersons, Shields said he will do over-
night trips to the Middle Grounds more than 100 miles
into the Gulf.
Here's one of Shields favorite fish stories.
"This is a story about my fortune and my
customer's misfortune. I have booked more charters off
this incident. I had five guys in the boat and this one
guy sat down on the engine box after he had just caught
a fish. There was no splash, no nothing. All of a sud-
den, this barracuda torpedoed by my face about an
inch away landed on the deck and was bouncing
around with the rest of the people in the boat. Unfor-
tunately for the guy sitting on the engine box, the 'cuda
took a bite out of his bicep when it went flying by. Only
thing we could surmise was he was chasing baitfish and
the bait zigged and the 'cuda zagged. It will probably
never happen again."
CAPT. DAVE PINKHAM concentrates on
offshore fishing trips in his 31-foot Mor
gan sportfisher Neva-Miss. Pinkham spe
cializes in grouper, snapper, amberjack,
Mackerel and kingfish and can take up to
The kings are here in force and should last about
six weeks. Beach fishing for tarpon is another of
Pinkham's specialties. Nothing more exciting than see-
ing a silver king burst from the water like a Polaris
missile. For the experienced angler who wants a spe-
cial thrill, Pinkham offers a three-day, two-night fish-
ing trip to Boca Grande, long considered one of the best
tarpon fishing grounds in the world.
Pinkham has a "tall tail." Several years ago, local
veterinarian Bill Bystrom was grouper fishing with
Pinkham. Bystrom apparently latched into a big gag
grouper as witnessed by the tug of war taking place.
After a five-minute give-and-take, Bystrom raised his
rod and up popped a six-pound spiny lobster.(The line
somehow managed to wrap the fishing line around his
three-foot antennae.) Lucky for Bystrom lobster season
vateer with 9-foot beam and plenty of
room. He also runs a 17-foot flats boat,
fishing primarily Tampa Bay and Char
lotte Harbor, depending on what the.fish
are doing or where the customers want to go. Snook,
reds and trout are a specialty but Scott also beach fishes
for tarpon. Moore will take four in the big boat and two
in the small for sight fishing. In other words, you ac-
tually see the fish on shallow flats and cast bait at them.
Moore offered this whale of a story.
"One of the most incredible phenomena I have ever
seen happened at the Anna Maria city pier when I went
to catch white bait for snook fishing. I parked my boat
and R.D. Wells was there. I walked into the office and
the screen door slams and the pier starts shaking and I
thought that was a pretty good boat wake so I went to
check my boat and I saw a splash. I told R.D. to come
out and look at what I thought was the biggest porpoise
I'd ever seen. R.D. said 'Son that aint no porpoise.
That's a whale.' It was at least 30 foot long."
APT. RICK GROSS charters a 22-foot
open fisherman Privateer. Light tackle
sportfishing for snook and reds are his
trademarks. Beach fishing for tarpon and
kingfish are big with Gross, but "my spe-
cialty is snook. We knocked the bidookie out of them
this past week.
"We had a shiner on and threw it over a bird and
he got entangled and flew about 80 or 90 yards. When
ever wanted to
know about the
guides. Here are
and some of their
I shut the bail the bird dropped the bait and a snook bit
it so we caught a bird and a snook at the same time. It's
always something different." :.
CAPT. JAMES A. "ZACKACHARIAS
runs his 22-foot center console Dee Jay
II in back bays, specializing in'light
tackle fishing for snook, reds and trout.
He can take you beach fishing for tarpon
"I fish both offshore and back bays. I fish the reefs
just offshore. During the winter I'll take a maximum
of four people but during the snook and tarpon seasons
three is the limit, because of the nature of the fishing."
CAPT. TODD ROMINE charters a 24-
foot, custom center console, T-Craft
named OSCAR II. Romine backwater
fishes for snook, reds and trout and goes
for mackerel and kings. Tarpon beach
fishing also is a specialty, four is the maximum per
trip. "Like most guides, I do a little bit of everything."
Here's a really tough one to believe, unless you've
been fortunate to be out there when fish go into a feed-
Over the last several years since redfish have
made a strong comeback, Romine said he has devel-
oped a "bare hook" fishing method. "It started one day
when my party was rallying on redfish, catching them
two and three at a time. I made the statement they
could be caught on bare hooks with.no bait. My party
challenged me, so I cast a bare hook with a split shot
just above the hook eye and with a fast retrieve, caught
a redfish. I've done it a number of times since then."
CAPT. DON KYZER of the Whale Tale,
a 31-foot Boston Whaler, runs offshore
charters for grouper, kingfish, mackerel,
anything and everything that's out there.
CAlso day trips to Boca Grande for tarpon.
At 50 knots, you can make the 100-mile round trip to
Gasparilla Island and be home that night to tell your
story. Kyzer can take up to six people.
An interesting feature Kyzer offers is the chance
to see your fish before you catch it. Kyzer mounts a
camera on the back of his boat and monitors fish while
trolling. He can drop it down 65 to 100 feet.
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 14, 1994 M PAGE 19 [I
SAVE THIS GUIDE!
Someday you're gonna want to go fishing with an expert
... get some tips ... learn the hot spots ... really catch
fish The Islander Bystander guide will come in handy.
Best way to learn how to catch
snook is by hiring a guide
By David Futch back up while winding.the reel."
Islander Correspondent Gross also had a compliment for female anglers.
Snook fishing has been called an art, a science, a "Women listen to you. Men who say they know
match of wits between angler and man. how to fish, you can forget trying to teach them any-
Most back bay fishing guides spend years perfect- thing," he said. "Women have a better feel on the rod
ing their art form. Stories of guides leading their cus- I think it's because they are more sensitive."
tomers to 10, 20 or 30 snook in a single day send ama- Capt. J.A. "Zack" Zacharias said there are "a ton
teur anglers into a frenzy.
On the other hand, the inexperi-
enced fisherman often finds himself
coming home frustrated and empty
handed even after trying time and
again to catch a linesider.
For those who wish to try their
luck, here is the No. 1 tip from some
of Anna Maria Island's best: Hire a
'So many people try to
do it on their own when
those of us who have
fished all our lives have
fine-tuned the process.'
fishing guide to show you the ropes.
Capt. Rick Gross said a good guide can teach an
attentive fisherman more about snook in a day than
they can learn in years.
"It has taken me years to find these spots I fish.
And years to know how to rig and cast a net to catch
bait such as shiners," he said. "I started fishing when I
was 13. For two years I tried, had them on but never
caught one. People expect to go out and catch one by
themselves the first time. They should not have such
If you still want to go it alone, here are some les-
sons from the pros.
Light line is the best because you can throw a
shiner "a mile," Gross said. Six-pound test is good for
reds, 12-pound for snook.
But you have to know when to let a snook run and
when to reel. You pump a fish in using the rod to whip the
fish while the reel is used only to pick up line, he said.
"When I fish snook, I tell my people to keep the
rod tip up to keep the pressure on. Pull back on the rod
and when the fish eases up you reel down to the fish
and pull back up. Then reel down to the fish and pull
of things people do wrong" when they
go for snook.
At the top of his list is the fact that
most people are unable to throw a cast
net. If you can't catch shiners with a
cast net you're at a disadvantage, he
"You can fish with plugs and
artificials" Zacharias said, "but you'll
fish all day and catch one fish."
Another mistake most anglers make'results from
them fishing in water that's too deep. Most of the snook
caught are hooked in depths of two to four feet, he said.
For the uninitiated, Capt. Todd Romine said hiring
a guide cuts plenty of corners.
"So many people try to do it on their own when
those of us who have fished all our lives have fine-
tuned the process," he said. "Someone who doesn't
fine-tune is spinning their wheels.
"If you're not in touch with what's going on,
you're wasting your time. So often I come in with these
big fish and people at the dock ask how far offshore I
went. They had no idea I caught them in the bays."
Fifteen-year back bay guide Capt. Mike Heistand
said if you cannot afford to hire a professional, go to
as many fishing seminars as possible.
Marinas offer them on a regular basis. To find out
where and when, keep an eye out for announcements
in area newspaper fishing pages.
"These seminars offer everything from knot tying.to
hints about all types of fishing from back bay to offshore,"
Heistand said. "You're still better off hiring a guide."
Guide to local guides,
MISS CORTEZ X Bay Boat Co. on the east side of
the Cortez Bridge offers a variety of offshore trips for
those looking for adventure on the high seas at a rea-
The 65-foot Miss Cortez X is powered by Detroit
diesel engines and is one of the fastest fishing party
boats on the Gulf coast.
Miss Cortez X gets you there and back at 26 knots
with either Capt.. Eddie Ranft or Capt. Scott Greer at
the helm. Ranft has fished local waters for 40 years
While Greer has bottom fished off Anna Maria Island
for 18 years. The vessel is licensed for 70 people but
never puts more than 60 aboard. Miss Cortez schedules
trips ranging from 10 to 50 miles offshore with each
offering the chance to catch a variety of fish from grou-
per, snapper and amberjack to porgies, Key West grunt
and sand perch.
Once a month the Miss Cortez runs a 12-hour trip
for those who like tall-water fishing.
ED HARTUNG charters his 27-foot Catalina sailboat
Spice for sunset cruises as well as half-day trips.
Hartung can take up to six people with a four person
minimum. Departure is fpom Galati Yacht Basin next
Sto Rotten Ralph's retstrant wih trips in Tampa Bay,
the Gulf of Mexico and to Egmont Key.
GEORGE GLASER runs a sightseeing and water taxi
business on his 28-foot pontoon boat Mystic dolphin.
Snorkeling and shelling around Passage Key is another
offering as are Palma Sola Bay trips. Most of the
trips are from one to four hours long.
"It goes in about a foot or two of water. People can
see all kinds of sea life, stingrays and dolphins. It's like
a glass bottom boat without the glass. I also do a bird
"I've had dolphins jump over the boat and I've had
a stingray jump on the bow..I also do videos of what
you see on the waters around Anna Maria Island."
DAVE VAUGHT of Longboat Key runs mostly in-
shore charter for snook, redfish and grouper. He fishes
mostly in Sarasota Bay.
If you decide you want to go it alone, here is a list
of places that offer "bareboat" rentals --no captain:
Bradenton Beach Marina, pontoons, runabouts and
Bombardier personal watercraft, Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach Sailboat Rentals, Jet-skis and
small sailboats, Bradenton Beach
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bowriders and pontoons, Holmes Beach
Cannons Marina, from fishing skiffs to 24 foot
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IE PAGE 20 M APRIL 14, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Just who is the enemy these days?
By Bob Ardren
Don't say you weren't warned.
A couple of weeks ago, the news came down about
a new sailing race to Havana this one from Sarasota.
A lot of things have happened since, and some of them
are pretty ugly.
As background, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club
started a St. Petersburg to Havana sailing race in 1930.
It became a legendary affair, part of the Southern
Ocean Racing Series for awhile, and was finally halted
in the late 1950s when Fidel Castro took over Cuba and
snuggled up with the Russians.
Last spring, the St. Pete club announced it was
going to begin the race again, but wimped out, prob-
ably due to the firestorm of protest from the right-wing
anti-Castro groups scattered around Florida.
Enter Bob Winters and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
Back in mid-March, Winters an old salt from
Bradenton and long-time member of the Squadron- an-
nounced he was organizing a new Saracota to Havana race
during a "Cuba Night" at the Squadron: Integral to the race
was that each vessel was to bring a significant amount of
supplies to-the people of the island supplies such as
food, clothing and medical supplies.
As you may remember from previous columns af-
ter my visit there, things are pretty rough in Cuba right
now from basic humanitarian standards. It only seems
like the right thing to do, Winters reasoned.
And things have really begun to happen.
First, word of the race got out and boaters quickly
began signing up. In droves. As of last Monday, Winters
had more than 50 boats and owners ready to go, includ-
ing a couple of trawlers that will function as support boats.
Then things started to get weird.
Both Winters and the Squadron received letters
from a Tampa lawyer named R.E. Fernandez. He
opened his letter to the Squadron saying "Slightly over
a year ago, Cuban agents of influence unsuccessfully
attempted to use the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in pro-
moting a race to Havana.
"Now, a fellow by the name of Bob Winters has cho-
sen to follow suit and play into Fidel Castro's hand."
Hey, wait a minute. I've known Winters for years
and, if he's an agent for Fidel, I'm a chocolate brownie.
Then late last week, the local news media received
faxes on the letterhead of Gov. Lawton Chiles' office.
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But the faxes weren't sent by the Governor's office.
According to that little type along the edge of the fax,
they were sent by Fernandez, too.
I called the Governor's office and asked if state-
ments such as "This regatta is a slap in the face to all
freedom loving people" was really made by Governor
Chiles. "When?" I asked.
"It is a similar statement to one he issued last year
regarding a similar regatta that was planned," said Jo
Milino, Chiles' press secretary.
For the record, the entire statement reads:
"Thousands have lost their lives feeling Castro's
Cuba. The organizers of this regatta should not disguise
it as a humanitarian effort nor a sporting event it is
an act of total indifference and insensitivity to the con-
tinued suffering of the Cuban people.
"We should never forget the misery and anguish of
the countless families that have been torn apart by the
Castro regime and those who have perished in the seas.
This regatta is. a slap in the face to all freedom loving
That's it. Somehow, the word "pandering" comes
Don't forget, we "normalized" relations with Viet
Nam just last month. Pepsi and IBM are in Saigon right
now setting up offices. Somebody is selling Soviet jeeps
in New York. We're sending billions of bucks to the
former Soviet Union, but we barricade medicine to Cuba.
Kinda makes you wonder who the enemy really is
Winters is getting funny phone calls, too. Today some
guy from Miami called and offered to take him sailing.
Said that once Winters saw the rafters out there trying to
get away, he'd never go to Cuba himself. Bob said that,
frankly, he was afraid he'd never have the chance to go to
Cuba if he went out sailing with this guy.
"Hey, some of those folks were the ones shooting
at the resort on the Cuban coast a couple of weeks ago,"
Winters recalled. "Think I'll just stay on my own boat."
So now what?
Pat Murphy, long-time manager of the Sarasota
Sailing Squadron, calls the whole thing "a travesty."
He's redoubling his efforts to make all the racers in the
Sarasota to Havana sail welcome at the Squadron, as
well as proceeding with getting everything pertaining
to the race under way.
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out entry blanks encouraging entrants to bring old
clothing and soap to give away. He's also now giving
lots of interviews to reporters. Some guy from Califor-
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mentary for ESPN.
Where will it all end? Winters hopes in Havana. So
do I, and we'll keep you informed.
See you next week.
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Haley's Motel 10-0
Westbay AC 6-3
D.Coy Ducks 2-7
Tip of the Island 7-2
Betsy Hills 5-3
Quality Builders 6-4
Island Discount Tackle 3-6
Uncle Dan's Place 3-4
Bali Hai 2-7
Major League player stats top 6 players
Name (Team) G AB H RBI BA
Greg LaPensee (WAC) 9 29 18 25 .621
Scot Atkinson (Haley's) 9 22 12 21 .545
Robbie Douglas (Ducks) 8 24 13 13 .541
Taylor Bernard (WAC) 9 32 16 9 .500
Rickie Buckelew (Haleys)9 28 14 14 .500
Paul Feeney (AMFD) 8 27 13 14 .481
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Backwater snook, offshore kings hitting the hooks
By Capt. Mike Heistand
This is one of the best times of year for fishing. The
weather has warmed, but it still isn't too hot. The fish
are hungry and biting. Offshore, kingfish and mackerel
are thick. In the backwaters, snook and trout are there
for the hunting.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching under-sized cobia as well as mack-
erel, blue runners, a couple sheepshead, black drum and
flounder. He added that there was good news for all
fishermen: bait is coming in close to shore in great
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said they have
been catching a couple small snook and mackerel, as
well as a few sheepshead.
Capt. Zack with the Dee Jay II said they have been
catching snook up to 36 inches in size, as well as a lot
of more smaller liriesiders. He said his charters are
catching redfish up to 20 pounds in size, and releasing
the 10-pounders. Capt. Zack said there is also good
trout fishing out there now, with some whoppers com-
ing to his boat stretching to 26 inches long. Offshore,
kingfish and cobia are thick. John Kenny of Bradenton
caught an 18-pound snook while fishing with Zack
Capt. Dave Pinkham said kingfish are the main
attraction for his charters. Fishermen are also doing
well with Spanish mackerel, snapper, bonita and a few
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle said his
customers are catching a lot of kingfish and mackerel
in the Gulf. In the backwaters, snook fishing reports are
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said kingfish are
swarming around the seven-mile reef, as are mackerel.
He said they are medium-sized. While offshore, look
around the artificial reefs for cobia, grouper and snap-
Toni at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said their
four-hour trip averaged 100 head of Key West grunts,
porgies and bee liners. The six-hour trip averaged 150
head of vermillion snapper, lane snapper, porgies, Key
West grunts and a few grouper. The nine-hour trip av-
eraged 35 head of mangrove snapper, red grouper and
one black grouper.
On my boat Magic we've been doing well with
kingfish, some up to 12 pounds, as well as mangrove
snapper up to four pounds, snook up to 15 pounds,
some five-pound flounder and big trout.
Capt. Rick Gross said he has averaged 20 to 30
snook every day, with about one out of six being of
legal size. In the Gulf, kings are thick and hungry.
Capt. Phil Shields said kingfish are in the nine-
mile range from Anna Maria, in about 50 feet of wa-
ter. With good weather and a willingness to go farther
offshore, black fin tuna are out there, as well as the
usual bottom fish: snapper and grouper.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's caught several big
snook, some tipping the scales at better than 20 pounds.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said anglers are
catching lots of kingfish about seven miles from shore.
He suggests trolling slowly with silver spoons or rigged
with ballyhoo. Rick also said some people are anchor-
ing and chumming with white bait.
Capt. Todd Romine has been doing well with
snook and trout this week, as well as catching a few
Capt. Don Kyser with the Whale Tale said he's
been returning to the dock with several kingfish.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Schnoerr, 778-2261 or 778-7780 eves.
CHARMING "GRAND CAYMEN"- Perico's larg-
est villa. 2Bed + den, 2Bath, 2 car garage, glassed
in lanai, family room, cathedral ceilings, ceramic
tile, lovely decorating. $167,000. MLS#56690. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, 792-8477.
*A A W t-Hi A An M r
,NEW HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION
North end of Anna Maria Island, 1,560 sq. ft.,
3 bedroom, 2 bath, large garage. $172,000.
BUILDERS Fax 779-2602
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Bruce L. Skorupa
REALTOR Award Winner
Buyers and Sellers
Together and Provides
Personal Caring Attention
Professional Knowledge -
Experience Plus! Call Bruce Now!
NO BROKER CHARGES
WEST BAY POINT
. . ..
Anna Maria Island's finest condo complex,
featuring 26 tropical acres with heated pools,
tennis, private boat docks & carport.
* This unit is recently redecorated, has three
bedrooms, two full baths, faces west over-
looking boating area and community activi-
ties. One of the best values on the Island for
$145,000. Call Dick Maher 778-2261.
Office 778-2261 Evenings 778-6791
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
B... MLS ELR
waterfront 419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida r r
I Estate A(813) 778-2291 P O Box 2150 I-
Video Collection MLS EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (813) 778-2294 a ,
This charming, updated 2 bedroom,
is situated on 2 beautifully lands
loads of room for parking and 10.
perky Pine Avenue. Zoned retail or
historic (Circa 1902) and picture
would make a wonderful studio art g
place of business. Amenities include
heat, storm awnings, roomy 1 1/2 c
storage shed, and many magnificel
Royal Palms and live oak tree. $250,
Associates After Hour Barbara A Sato778-3 Christine T. S aw...8-2847 Marcella Corin et778-519 Nancy Guliford...778-2158
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509 Christine T. Shaw...778-2847 Marcella Cornett.,778-5919 Nancy Gullford...778-2158
Watch for our
1 bath cottage
aped lots with
4' frontage on
gallery, or retail
Central air and
ar garage plus
nt Grecian Um
,000 with terms
LiesdE iiliveira .......i.................. 778- 1751
SUNBOW BAY 2BR-2BA well-maintained unit
with wonderful view of lagoon, two pools, tennis,
bayfront pier and dock and walking distance to
beach. Offered at $92,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
LA PLAYITA 2BR-2BA townhouse, close to
beach and shopping, large pool and recreation
area, garage and storage for $79,900. Call Dave
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL BROCHURE
S. *. &
UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS. Excellent Gulf views
from this 2BR 2 BA furnished unit with pool, eleva-
tor, covered parking and miles of sandy walking
beach. Offered at $112,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED Elevated 2BR -
2BA canalfront home with specimen plants and
great deck area adjacent to large dock and dav-
its. Bay view from the living room with cathedral
ceiling. Skylights, Italian tile floors, central alarm
system and an automatic sprinkler system. Priced
at $199,800. Call Tom Eatman.
DESIRABLE GULF FRONT COMPLEX
Lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo impeccable
GULF FRONT complex. Steps to a pristine Gulf
beach. Fully furnished, ready for you to move in.
ONLY $87,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. 778-
6986 or Pat Jackson eves. 778-3301.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2 Bedroom 2 Bath
nice, single family home on canal, Anna
Maria. Washer/Dryer, one car garage. Will
consider less than 12 month lease. $800 per
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE *BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
JUST LISTEDI Three duplexes in Anna Maria located
250 ft. from beach! Six units providing excellent income
and potential to obtain even morel Two units, turnkey
and the other four are unfurnished. Beautifully main-
tained and excellent rental history. Asking $650,000 &
owner financing. Call Marie Franklin, 778-2259.
835 North Shore Drive. This 3 bedroom,
2 bath Gulffront home is beyond description.
$469,000. Liberal OWNER FINANCING
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL ES-
TATE SERVICES! 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
SP1IAN l =11kILIlT R l, I' t
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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Anna Maria Island
Great Selection of
Beachfront Bayview Gardenview
Weekly rates from $500.00
Monthly rates from $1,200.00
Contact: Debbie Dial
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broler
3222 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275
neat. s neaL
Cozy 2BR/2BA, separate laundry room, terrazo floor. Air
conditioned concrete block, window enclosed porch. Over
1,000 sq. ft. living area. Reduced to $82,500.
Call Rose for details.
778-2261 or after hours 778-7780.
GRI, LTG, RRC
i Premier Circle
i U Commitment
.K MIS .
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P PO Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-23
WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M.
SATURDAYS 9A.M. to NOON
BRIDGEPORT CONDO-2BR,2BA, $575 plus utilities.
BAYFRONT CONDO 2 BR, 2BA, unfurnished.
$625 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR, 2BA, unfurn. $500 plus
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.
.. -. ACREAGE LEFT
SON ANNA MARIA
parcel, this property
contains 13 large
waterfront lots and 2
with access to the
water. This unique
,undeveloped parcel is
S just waiting for the
right developer. Easy
access to Tampa Bay.
Call Agnes Tooker
days 778-2307 or
O t Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Frances V. Maxon,
Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
07 Pat Jackson,
OR Mike Schulte, Kay Kay Hardy
S and Darlene Hughes
402 Magnolia. Cozy beach cottage & 404 CUTE BEACH COTTAGE 301
Magnolia extra 52 x 145 ft. buildable lot. 23rd St. Drive by and take a look -
Great location at the north end of Anna Maria then reach Richard!
Island Home 2804 Ave. C. Holmes Beach
features 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings, great
room with open deck. Enclosed 2 car ga-
rage & family room. Very close to beach.
For Sale by Owner: Call 778-2806
2217 Gulf Drive
STEAL A DEAL!
SALE OF THE WEEK
A canal-end home at 60 N. Shore Dr. in Anna Maria
sold recently for $390,000. The large estate-like home
has four bedrooms and four baths on a lot measuring 140
by 225 by 135 by 233 feet. Carol Williams, Smith Re-
alty handled the sale.
he -- RENTAL
It ROBERT FITTRO AVAILABLE
leal Estate in Hardee Office Suites
*rty, where he produced Mini Storage
For the past year, he
[aria Island office. Retail or Service
on Anna Maria Island CALL NOW
Ill time. They have three 778-2924
other interests include 5347 Gulf Drive
1 and looks forward to
It's the best
news on Anna
and rates are
on page 7
of this issue.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 14, 1994 U PAGE 25 IK
60 N. Shore Dr
1801 Gulf Dr
271 Runaway Bay
1801 Gulf Dr
137 Runaway Bay
601 Gulf Dr N
115 Gulf Watch
4001 Gulf Dr
107 Beach Townhouse
600 Manatee Av W
143 Westbay Cove
617 N Point Dr
653 Emerald Lane
100 x 115 -canal
97 Shell Point
197 Westbay P&M
L ANDER CLAS SI FI
PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Complete professional cam-
era system NIKON EM body with 50 mm lens,
motordrive, strobe, plus 28 mm and 70-300 zoom
lenses, bag, misc. filters. Complete $450. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales
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.
NAUTICAL ANTIQUES Solid brass ships wheel &
standoff 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.
BACK DOOR ANTIQUES. Inventory close out, ev-
erything on sale. Wed-Fri, 10-4. Sat, 9-1.4415 125th
St. W., Cortez.
n L & 0eaL
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DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE Furnished
2BR/2BAwith eat-in kitchen, pool, laundry, storage
& parking. Beautiful walking beach. $169,900.
Ocean Park Terrace Condo 3BR/2BA fully fur-
nished. Two screened porches & roof-top sun deck
overlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway and
Island. $t89900. REDUCED to $175,000.
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and shop-
ping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
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 .MIS Un
15-22'. Heavy gauge, beach cat/pontoon boat trailer-
89. No rust, beach tires and lights, asking $500. 795-
3 CUSHION SOFA, beige background w/turquoise
and brown. 4 mo's old, excellent condition. Asking
SMALL TABLE TOP gas grill. New 20# gas bottle.
$50. OBO. 778-2787.
VACUUM CLEANER $40, trash compactor $50, ex-
ercise bike $100. 16' GE frostfree frig $150, canning
jars $.15 each. 778-6753. 6807 Holmes Blvd.
DAHON FOLD-UP like new travel bike. Light weight
$200 or best offer. Call 778-9557.
WANTED Your unwanted stuffed fish. Get rid of it
here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
ISLANDER BYSTANDER classified really work!
WHEN IN PARADISE SEE...
5203 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
TURNKEY FURNISHED. New carpet, beautiful
sunsets, great walking beach, a real money maker.
Great rental history. Call Stan Williams. $165,000.
BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED. Split floor plan
3/2 home in desirable area of Holmes Beach.
Deeded boat slip, oversized lot and plenty of stor-
age, all for $163,500. Call Dennis McClung.
BUILD YOUR HOME OR COMPLEX. Rare
Gulf view! Land suitable to build up to 5 units
over 100 ft. on Gulf Dr. $125,000. Call Ken
WHAT A PLEASURE. Spacious first class liv-
ing in this 3BR/2BA canalfront home. We offer
lush landscaping with fruit trees, large boat dock
and one of Anna Maria's finest streets for
$229,000. Call Ken Rickett.
FOUR UNITS. Great income located near cen-
ter of Holmes Beach just remodeled. All units
rented on annual basis. Priced at $165,000. Call
MOVING SALE! Sat 23rd. 123 Hammock, Anna
Maria 9-3. Antiques, Furniture, books, patio furniture,
kitchen ware, clothes, bikes, lots & lots of good stuff!
MOVING SALE! 306 64th St., Sat 4/16, 8-2 and Sun
4/17, 8-12. Everything must go furniture, clothes
and lots of stuff!
NEW LISTING MARTINIQUE CONDO: Origi-
nal owner, never rented, two bedroom, two bath
condo with Gulf views from almost every room.
Bright and peachy clean with many updates
plus garage. Priced at $165,000. Please call
Carol R. Williams for showing, 778-0777, 778-
1718 after hours.
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT: Carefully
kept top-notch 3BR/2BA home with expansive
water view. Amenities include boat dock with
water and electric, vaulted ceilings, 3 walk in clos-
ets, 7 ceiling fans, Jacuzzi, 15X 16 workshop, 3
car carport and many other extras. Priced at
$214,900. Call Carol R. Williams, 778-0777 or
778-1718 after hours.
REDUCED: Bridgeport Condo. Two bedroom,
two bath, bright end unit with a great view of the
Bay and Gulf. Steps to beach, restaurants and
shopping. Now $89,900. Call Zee Catanese,
ENJOY PANORAMIC VIEWS OF
INTRACOASTAL: from this 5 years young du-
plex situated 1/2 block from Bay and new
beach! Superior construction built on 24' pilings.
Extras too numerous to list, this rare find on
Anna Maria is reduced to $223,500. Call Marion
Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MIS M.
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Se Commercial Residential *Free Estimates
San' \ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
LaWn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
778I1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
CMEEUREI*TW N G
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 Lc. No. 4467
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repairpopcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
Commercial & Residential
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)
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
b FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
o*l, MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
Free Estimates Donnie Rivera
ISLAND LAWN SERVICE
P 0 Box 352 Anna Maria FL 34216
About Your Home
19 Years Serving Longboat,
Lido and Bird Keys ...
Now Available on Anna Maria Island.
Weekly Visits Monthly Reports
TED and JANET FRIEDRICKS
ANNA MARIA CITY Moving Sale. Large home, ev-
erything must go. 117 N. Bay Blvd. Fri 4/15 & Sat 4/
16 8:30-3:00. No early birds.
FREE Brown "Pea" River Gravel. U-haul. Call 778-
3304 for details.
BENS AND IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting Service. At
our home with constant supervision. No cages/ken-
nels. House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-
1966 CHRYSLER New Yorker. $1000. 778-9392.
Can be seen at The Islander office.
82 EL CAMINO. 792-0408.
TRANSPORTATION WANTED for 4 dinette chairs to
Michigan, within 75 mile radius of Flint area by April
1986 FORD CROWN VICTORIA LX. One driver -
good condition. Must see to appreciate. Ret. value
$4,100. will sell $2,500: Tel. 758-4132.
TRAILER FOR 15' to 19' boat, galvanized, 20001bs
rating, heavy duty springs, only used 4 times, in like
new condition. $695. 778-3907.
SUNFISH with new beach wheels. $500.778-0437.
BOAT DOCK for Rent. Marina Drive. $100. for 3
months. Leave message 778-5522.
SWEET LITTLE HOME on the water. 40' Houseboat.
Light and airy. Classic design drifter-cruise. Nice
lifestyle in quiet marina. $8,500. Keep calling 778-8322.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
AD PRODUCTION Desktop Publishing Program.
Experienced in Pagemaker and ad layout. Part-time.
Call or stop in The Islander Bystander.
HOUSEKEEPER Harrington House Bed & Break-
BOAT SALESMAN for new & used boat dealer, high
income potential. Call Ken at 778-5577.
RETAIL SALES part time days, Saturdays a must.
Good personality, experience a plus. Call Linda -
Mister Roberts Shop 778-4505.
HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED. Resort 66. 778-2238.
WANTED: RENTAL AGENT. Experienced, moti-
vated beginners, or just thinking about getting your
license. Dynamic company, great office. Call Robin
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for immediate employ-
ment for Rod & Reel Motel. 778-2780.
PART TIME, EVENINGS. 18 yrs or over. apply noon
til 10 pm. Tyler's Ice Cream, 11904 Cortez Rd, West.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR Kitchen & bath, handyman and
home repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience,
local references. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience, complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather f& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on Mobile number 356-4649.
MARY KAY COSMETICS Free facials. Free deliv-
ery, 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.
HOUSE CLEANING Reasonable rates. Dependable
Island resident. Local references. 778-9678.
J.R.'S BICYCLE DETAILING. Rust removal, clean-
ing and waxing. 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.
BOATS-BEAUTIFUL BOATS. Wood Restoration and
high gloss varnishing "quality time on your enjoyment".
30 years exp. in Hawaii. Call Skip 755-5965.
HANDYMAN- Jack of all trades. Guaranteed neater
work habits, better workmanship at lower prices. Call
HATE TO IRON Call Sheila for beautiful & reason-
able ironing. Excellent Island references 30 yrs. ex-
perience. Pick-up and delivery, some alterations.
Call 778-1767 today.
HOME REPAIR SERVICE Professional tile instal-
lation, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exte-
rior. All repairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years
experience. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING 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.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resi-
dent 25 yrs. Call today for 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 repair. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers, con-
crete in business since 1978. Dave Elliot. 778-5183.
CARPET: Comm'l $3.95 yd. plush $4.95 yd. Berber
$5.95 yd., install avail. 795-7195.
ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf
Drive Ideal for small business, office, crafts, ect. 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.
MOST CARS $85
AUTO & BOAT
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.
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IRNA REN T
COTTAGES on the beach in Anna Maria City. Wk/
SUMMER RENTAL Adirondack Mountains lakefront.
May 1 to Oct. 1, 1994. $3000 season. Ideal for adults.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulffront apartment 2/1,
porch, sundeck. Wk.Mo,Sn. No pets. 778-3143.
BEACH RENTAL Gulffront 3/2, beat on beach, steps
to water, immaculate. Located on N. Shore Dr. May
special $600 wk. 778-3171.
BEACH RENTAL, Anna Maria Islands Club. 2/2
Condo. Non-smoking unit available March, April
open 1995. (813) 949-3713.
NOV. THRU APRIL Furnished 2/2 home in Anna
Maria steps from Gulf. J. Pollock & Assoc., Inc. 748-
8718 or 792-8340 eves. No pets.
WINTER RENTAL, Anna Maria. 218 Palmetto, fur-
nished 2/2. Duplex, $1,100/mo, 4 month minimum.
Call Tampa (813) 949-6891.
HOLMES BEACH .Walk to beach, and shopping. 1/
1 bath duplex. Furnished/unfumished. Covered park-
ing. $450/mo. 778-6583.
ANNUAL 3/1 house, cable, large kitchen, covered
parking, sundecks and Bay view. 2 blocks to beach,
$700 unfurnished, $800 furnished, 778-0192.
ANNUAL $550/mo. 2/2, excellent location. Pruden-
tial Florida Realty, T.D. Young 778-0766.
NOV. THRU APRIL Furnished 2/2 home in Holmes
Beach, steps from Gulf. J. Pollock & Assoc., Inc. 748-
8718 or 792-8340 eves. No pets.
KEY ROYALE, CANALFRONT w/dock, 2/2,1560 sq.
ft. w/fam. rm., plus garage, shop & laundry. Unfur-
nished, annual $1000. mo. Call owner 778-5045.
7 MONTH LEASE, Key.Royale 3/2 furnished, 2 car
garage, end of deep Water canal, newly decorated,
$1,700/mo. Agent 383-0023
ATTN. RETIREES! Will rent my furnished Perico Bay
Club Villa on short term basis this summer to 2
people investigating permanent move to FL. Call
RARE RENTAL AVAILABILITY! at prestigious Island
condominium. Annual lease or short term possibility.
Furnished or unfurnished. 2/2 second floor bayfront.
Old Florida Realty. 778-3377.
WANTED: A retired person to live in furn. 1/BR apt.
Holmes Beach. $500/mo. Drive by 7218 Gulf Dr.,#4.
Call 813-920-2034. Eam commission, be manager.
HIDEAWAY ON BAY. Beautiful view/excellent loca-
tion. Completely furnished. All 1st floor tri-plex. 1 &2
BR avail, monthly now thru Nov. Also lovely furnished
2BR avail for '95. 778-7107.
WATERFRONT 2/2 CONDO Westbay Pt. and Moor-
ing II, monthly/seasonal rental, newly remodeled and
furnished, $2,200/mo. 1-813-393-78434.
DUPLEX FOR RENT. Seasonal or annual, 2/1, boat
space available. See Pat at 104 7th St. S. 778-5992
FULLY FURNISHED HOUSE in Cortez. $800/mo -
$300/wk. 2/1. 794-2556.
Got some Junque to sell? The Islander Bystander
can help you do it FAST. Run a classified ad here!
BEACH RENTAL. 1 bedroom in Holmes Beach, 2
blocks from Gulf. $350/mo + utilities. 778-4084 or
778-7786541. Available May 1st.
LOVELY H.B. DUPLEX. 2/2 cent, H/A, W/D hookup,
dishwasher carpet, verticals, screened lanai. 1 st/last,
security, annual. $625. 795-3838.
ROOMMATE WANTED: Female needed to rent Ig.
bedroom in nice NW Bradenton home w/36 yr. old
female. House privileges. Must be clean, neat & re-
sponsible. References req. 10 min. from Island $300/
mo include utilities. 778-6541 days. 794-6553 eve.
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.
ISLAND CONDO 2/2. 2 lanais, eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, pool, walk to beach, low maintenance
fee and owner may finance! $900. Call Yvonne
Higgins, Island Real Estate, 778-6066 or 795-0105
SEE IT TODAY! Historic Cortez Village charming 2/
1.5 cottage. Nice oaks, quiet. 1 blk from Bay. Great
seasonal rental or second home. For sale by owner,
LARGE 2/2 VILLA. Pool, clubhouse. Nice area min-
utes to Gulf beaches. $49,900. 794-6293.
PALM HARBOR Holmes Beach lot 80X100. Realtor
NEW LARGE 3/2 Anna Maria Island. Gulf view
home. Now $162,000- reduced $20,000. 778-5551.
NEW HOUSE, HOLMES BCH. 3/2, quiet street, pri-
vate boat launch, 2 blocks to beach. $184,500. 778-
HOLMES BEACH: Large 2/2 and 1/1 elevated du-
plex. Close to beach and shopping. $169,500. 778-
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-
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.
MUST SELL Condo just off Island on 75th St. 1/1.5,
furniture neg., large screened lanai. $34,500.798-3022.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY
812 S. Bay Blvd. 2pm to 4pm
Southeast of Fishing pier in the City of Anna Maria
and you will find a splendid walking beach, a gor-
geous view and a b/2 beach front home with stone
fireplace, large family room, deck & garage.
$425,000 Jeanette Rampone 747-2244 or 748-6300.
SMALL IN-HOME Business for sale, reasonable. Call
Island Typing Service
-_.__S_ FAX Service: Send & Receive
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
778-2586 MA RV KAV Eve: 778-6771
WITH THIS AD ONLY- EXP. 4/20/94
Cavanagh 9[arine Repair
MOBILE ENGINE REPAIRS DOCKSIDE
COMPLETE MARINE REPAIR
Cortez Rd. & 124th St. 795-7264
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AFLORIDA COMPAN* Interior/Exterior
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Fully Insured Reasonable Rates Free Esmates
778-7603 Free Estimates
Rick ease 778-2139
32-Tear Island Resident
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
VACUUM SALES & SERVICE
We carry all makes & models
Small Appliance Repair Licensed & Bonded
Same Dependable, Prompt, Quality Service
5600 Marina Dr Holmes Beach
Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 9-2 778-4988
If you have a job to fix ...
S i "t 778-7675
AMERICAN OCAR WASH
Self service or personal service
Pick up & delivery service available
Enclosed facility for added protection
of your vehicle
778-1617 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Specializing In Paint Touch-Up
Exotic Cars High Quality Honest Prices
David Zorko 5804 Marina Dr.
Hm. 778-6342 Holmes Beach
Call Squeaky's UJindow Cleaners
"CLEARLY THE BEST!"
952-9617 or 383-7729
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
THE DEADLINE IS NOON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person and paid in advance at our office we do
not invoice or handle credit card charges. Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive,
in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.
Minimum $4.50 for up to 3 lines 21 WORDS.
Additional lines: $1.50 each, Box: $2,. One or two line headlines 250 per word.
Minimum $6.50 for up to 3 lines 21 WORDS.
Additional lines: $2 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines 250 per word.
Call 778-7978 for information and assistance.
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