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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
Bean Point property sold to highest bidder
By Jeannie Friedman
Going, going, gone!
The last four of five undeveloped lots remaining on
Bean Point were sold at a
public auction last week.
Bids ranging from
$180,000 to $200,000 were
accepted on Thursday
evening by an Atlanta-
based auction house at a
sale held in Bradenton.
One lot sold for
$200,000; another went for
$184,000 and two bids of
$180,00 were accepted. All
the bids were subject to a 10
percent buyer's premium
fee (10 percent of the auc- The sound of bulldozers
tion bid) and purchasers Point last week as trees
will have to pay all back vacant lots remaining on
concern raised re:
high Island bridge
By Paul Roat
Manatee County's namesake marine mammal may
play a role in the fate of the proposed Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge reconstruction if officials in a statewide
organization have their way.
Robert Goodwin, a staff attorney for Save the
Manatee Club, has informed the Florida Department of'
Environmental Protection "we are opposed to the con-
struction of a new bridge on either side of the existing
bridge" in a letter dated April 20, 1994.
"Our opposition to the project is based on its antici-
pated impacts to. seagrass beds," Goodwin said.
"Degredation of seagrasses would likely occur both
during construction... and due to shading by the com-
Manatees rely on seagrass as a primary food
source, Goodwin said. "The Marine Mammal Commis-
sion considers degradation and loss of remaining mana-
tee habitat to be a 'major threat' to manatees," he said.
Save the Manatee Club opposition to the proposed
65-foot high, fixed-span bridge is the last in a series of
objections raised about the controversial span across
Anna Maria Sound at Manatee Avenue. Islanders have
repeatedly voiced objections to the proposed bridge,
citing safety and environmental factors.
Environmental concerns have stymied Florida
Department of Transportation officials' efforts to build
the bridge, as officials with the DEP continue with their
intention to deny permits to construct the bridge. En-
vironmental regulators have questioned destruction of
seagrass beds and mangroves if the new bridge were
built to the south, as is proposed by DOT officials.
A "meeting of the minds" is planned by mid-May
to resolve the interagency dispute. George Craciun with
the DEP told The Islander Bystander plans are in the
works for a meeting with officials from the DEP, DOT,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Florida Marine
Patrol to attempt to resolve environmental issues.
A decision by attorneys with the DEP ruled the
department the only state agency that has failed to
taxes. A fifth lot was purchased several months ago by
a Tampa businessman.
Bean Point is a seven-acre tract of land located at
the northern tip of the Island where the waters of the
Gulf of Mexico and
STampa Bay converge.
The undeveloped prop-
erty was named for
George Emerson Bean,
S? the first permanent
.. homesteader on Anna
Through the years,
several unsuccessful at-
tempts were made to
Raise funds to purchase
Sthe land for preservation.
lander Photo: Jeannie Friedman In 1991 a group of
rced the silence on Bean city officials and citizens
re cleared from one offive applied for a grant for
e north Island land. state funding but the ap-
issue permits for new bridge construction cannot
question issues outside environmental parameters, such
as motorist safety.
Islanders have raised concerns that travel on the
proposed high bridge would be unsafe during high
winds. A recent accident in Port Charlotte may add
weight to the safety argument: a truck was blown off
a 65-foot bridge there last week when strong winds
hurled the pick-up truck from the road bed. The driver
escaped serious injury.
plication was rejected.
In 1992 members of the Anna Maria Civic Asso-
ciation wanted to have the city buy the property. They
drafted a referendum to give voters a chance to approve
or reject city ownership of the land but never got
through legal channels. It did not appear on the ballot.
Prior to the auction, E. S. Reasoner of Bradenton
owned the property which has been the subject of con-
troversies for many years. In the early 1970s city offi-
cials approved a 90-day moratorium on most building
in Anna Maria to stop land developers from building
apartment complexes on the property. They wanted
time to revise the zoning ordinances to reduce popula-
In 1974 a zoning ordinance was passed which
eliminated multi-family dwelling in the city. Reasoner
sued the city over the change but eventually dropped
the law suit and the ordinance was kept intact.
The property had been offered for sale for several
years. A Sarasota real estate firm had the lots listed at
get a real
Last week, preschoolers
from the School for
Constructive Play in
Anna Maria who will be
attending Anna Maria
ten classes next fall were
given a preview of what
real school is like.
Pictured is Mrs. Moran,
welcoming Merrily Shary
to her class.
Photos Courtesy of
School for Constructive
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Community in Crisis .................. Page 2
Opinions .................................... Page 6
The Way We Were .................... Page 7
Announcements ........... Page 10-11
Stir-it-up ................................ Page 14
Logerheads ....... ................ Page 15
School Daze ............................ Page 16
Streetlife ................................ Page 18
Outdoors ................................. Page 20
Island centennial activities begin in just a couple of
weeks. For a preview of the fun festivities, see page 24.
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
MAY 5, 1994
in PAGE 2 0 MAY 5, 1994 u THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
School resource officers: best of both: worlds
By Pat Copeland
Part 4 in a series
The duties of the school resource officer run the
gamut from counselor to cop, from educator to en-
forcer. The officer must be one who is as comfortable
in the classroom as the courtroom.
The officer has the advantage of getting to know
students in a more relaxed school setting, which allows
him or her to cultivate relationships as a friend and
counselor. At the same time, the officer has the knowl-
edge and experience of being a law enforcement officer
in situations that warrant it.
Each middle and high school in Manatee County
has an officer from one of the local law enforcement
agencies assigned to the school on a permanent basis.
Elementary schools do not have resource officers.
Deputy Amy Hancock of the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office, assigned to King Middle School for six
years, has been in law enforcement for 12 years and has
worked with juveniles for nine years. Officer Linda
Stoops, assigned to Manatee High School since January
of this year, has been in law enforcement for five years and
was previously a truant officer with the school board.
On the increase in juvenile drug-use, Hancock re-
called, "When I started working with juveniles in 1985,
we were concerned about the high school kids: A few
years later, we began to look at the middle school kids.
Now, we're looking at the elementary school kids.
Every time we think we're focusing on the right group,
we have to drop it down.
"What worries us in the law enforcement and
health professions is that if 10-to-12-year-olds start to
do these things, it's harder to identify and help them,"
she said. "When we see these kids out at 2 in the morn-
ing, that fact is hard to fix. Their parents don't know
where they are or what they're doing. No matter how
hard we try to help them, we can't fix their home life.".
Stoops said that at the high school level she feels
there is an increase in the use of drugs and alcohol fu-
eled by an attitude of indifference coupled with a
By Pat Copeland
Police Study Committee members plan to ap-
proach each Island council to get a consensus on
how to proceed with their study of Island police
At their first meeting, members John Kaufmann
of Bradenton Beach, Don Howard of Holmes Beach
and Vince Mercadante of Anna Maria narrowed
service options to four. They presented these to the
Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials on
April 20 and asked for further direction on which
options to pursue.
Last week, the group met again and said they
felt they had not received any clarification from
"They skirted the issue," said Mercadante.
"That's not the environment for them to make
that kind of decision," noted Kaufmann. "It needs
to go to the city councils."
Kaufmann said he understood from elected of-
ficials that they wanted the committee to determine
the feasibility of an Island-wide police force that
meets the following criteria:
SIt must be cost effective,
"Drugs are available and the kids are out to have
a good time," she said, "no matter what They think for
the moment and don't think about the consequences.
They think it's no big deal because everybody does it.
"They know they're breaking the law and they
don't care because they don't think they're doing any-
thing bad. They see other kids get caught and nothing
happens to them in the juvenile justice system. And
what are their parents going to do ground them and
take away their phone privileges?"
Both officers pointed at parents who set poor ex-
amples for their children.
"How can parents stand there with a beer in one
hand and a cigarette in the other and tell their children
not to do drugs?" asked Hancock. "And when their kids
get arrested for pot, some parents say, 'That's not so
bad it's just pot.' When we were young, we experi-
mented, but I don't think that explanation can be used
by parents whose kids are being arrested. It just gives
the kids another excuse."
"The kids see their parents drink and their parents
tell them they're too young to drink, added Stoops.
"Then they see their parents smoke pot and they know
it's illegal. They reason that if their parents can do
things that are illegal, then they can too."
Parents must be held more accountable for their
kids, said Hancock.
"When we see young kids out late at night, we re-
ally can't do anything," she noted, "unless we see
something that's suspicious or out of the ordinary.
Because of their conscience, most police officers will
take the kids home, but then their parents accuse us of
harassing them. If we call their parents to confirm that
It must meet or exceed the current level of
It must be stable,
It must be community friendly.
Kaufmann said using the criteria he formu-
lated six options:
Contract with the Manatee County Sheriff s
Contract with Holmes Beach,
Contract with Bradenton Beach,
Contract with Longboat Key,
Establish a police district similar to the fire
Howard said cost effectiveness would have to
be determined at start-up, as well as three to five
years down the road.
Kaufmann said that projections would also
have to be done with existing services.
Howard noted that establishing another dis-
trict will create more government and there's no
way to project the costs for a new district.
Members plan to approach the Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach Councils this week and the
Anna Maria Commission May 10.
Crime watch meeting set in Anna Maria
A neighborhood crime watch meeting is scheduled
for Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Rod and Reel motel
on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria City.
Manatee County Deputy Pat Morris will speak
about crime on the Island.
Janet Test, manager of the Rod and Reel Motel,
said it's time for residents to wake up to the fact that
crime is a problem on the Island.
"In Anna Maria City it's not bad, but Holmes
Beach is getting worse all the time," she said. "People
need to be aware that they can't leave their doors un-
"They need to be more cautious," she warned.
Test said she doesn't believe citizens need to be
patrolling the streets at this time but thinks it may be
necessary in the near future.
"The three cities are only separated by a sign," she
said. "It's all the same Island. Crime is on the rise in
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach and we need to
realize what's going on."
Test said annual crime watch meetings have been
held on the Island for several years.
the kids are out, the parents say they know that. And at
what age do we draw the line?"
The related increase in juvenile crime must also be
addressed, said Hancock.
"If a kid gets caught shoplifting or smoking pot,
and nothing happens to him, the next day, he's a folk
hero to the other kids," said Hancock. "And now he
will be a terror, because he knows he can get away with
it I believe if young people do not see crime dealt with
in a serious way, we'll see a significant increase. It's
coming. When you see things in high school, it trick-
les down. There are kids in this school who carry guns
at night in the community."
Hancock decried the "mollycoddling" of young
offenders and welcomes proposed changes in the juve-
nile justice system that will put them in the hands of
law enforcement rather than HRS social services.
"A lot of the messages we're sending to young
people are not encouraging them to fellow the law and
be good citizens," she emphasized.
Stoops pointed out, "I was a truant officer for the
school board and I'm seeing youngsters I had as truants
and troublemakers at 10-and- 11-years-old who are now
criminals. Spend the money to fix the problem now, or
you'll spend a lot more later to keep them in prison."
Hancock, who teaches drug education at King, said
the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) pro-
gram was initiated in the elementary schools several
years ago and this year it is being introduced in the
"In the past in the middle schools, the officer
would go into the classroom at the invitation of the
teacher to enhance something the teacher was doing,"
she explained. "Now, we have an intense 10-day pro-
gram for every sixth grader. We're hitting them, be-
cause that's the age where we're having problems. I
talk about drugs and look at their eyes those know-
ing eyes just light up."
Hancock addressed teens' complaints that drug
education is not realistic.
"They say we tell them that one joint will kill
them," she noted, "and then they don'tbelieve anything.
we say. We know that one joint won't kill them, but
that joint might be laced with something that can. There
are some drugs out there that can kill them the first
time. How does that kid know whether or not he or she
will be the one who goes into cardiac arrest after try-
ing one of those drugs?"
She said possession of drugs or alcohol at school
is a minimal problem and six were arrested at King last
year and two so far this year.
Resource officers do not teach drug education at the
high school level but may go into the classroom to aug-
ment a lesson at the invitation of the teacher, said Stoops.
She said a few students have been arrested this year for
possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at school.
As for sexual activity among high schoolers,
Stoops said, "To them, it's just another thing to do.
Most of them don't protect themselves. They get plenty
of sex education but they just don't care."
Hancock said some parents know their kids engage
in sexual activity and/or drug use but they tolerate it.
"Parents have developed an attitude of tolerance
and permissiveness. What society tolerates is so much
higher than it was when we were kids," she said, "but
people are starting to wake up."
Stoops said at the high school level, schools have
become so big and impersonal that kids feel they have
no one to turn to when they have a problem.
"There are more than 2,200 kids in this school," said
Stoops. "If a student has a problem, he or she doesn't
know where to go. The deans take care of discipline. The
counselors take care of curriculum. There's one social
worker. The teachers don't know the students and the stu-
dents don't know the teachers. We need to get back to
having smaller school populations where everybody
knows everybody and cares about them."
Next week: Educators: Working within the limits.
Clarification: In last week's series installment, Cops:
Handcuffed by the system, the juvenile detention cen-
ter was discussed. The juvenile detention center is a
holding center for pre-trial and post-trial confinement
only, noted HRS spokesman Tom Jones. It is not a resi-
dential program, but juveniles can be held for a maxi-
mum of 21 days while waiting to enter a treatment pro-
gram. Releasing a juvenile to his parents is like an adult
being released on his own recognizance, said Jones.
Police committee to seek
consensus from councils
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 5, 1994 U PAGE 3 IE
New request submitted for alley swap at Sandbar
By Jeannie Friedman
Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed Chiles has offered a
new land swap proposal to Anna Maria City.
Although Chiles maintains the city has already
vacated and abandoned an alley which runs parallel to
his restaurant, he has offered to grant a "non-exclusive
permanent easement" through a portion of the
restaurant's parking lot in exchange for vacation of the
land which runs north to south along the east side of the
City officials were ready to negotiate a similar
trade last October but in a surprise move, Chiles
backed out of the agreement.
The city claims the right-of-way was never vacated
and has charged that the restaurant, plus other struc-
tures and equipment, encroach on adjoining alleys. It
has asked Chiles to remove a planter, freezer, smoker,
dumpster and two fences from the right-of-way along
Spring Avenue at the south-east corer of the building.
City officials also say a lifeboat and several plant-
ers are on a right-of-way at the opposite end of the
Chiles is president of W.E.L.D., Inc., which issued
the petition. The document reiterates Chiles position
that the alley was previously vacated and says that the
petition is an accommodation to clarify city records.
"... petitioner reserves all of its administrative, ju-
dicial or other legal rights pertaining to said alley and
petitioner's contiguous property," the petition says.
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Missing mate Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Have you seen a pink female flamingo last seen wearing sunglasses and roller skates anywhere around the
Island? The mate to this one was reported missing in Holmes Beach by owner Debbie Schmidt. If you spot the
rare and "wild" bird, please call Debbie at 748-4695.
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Tom Turner, head of the city planning commission,
said the Sandbar vacation request will likely be dis-
cussed at the May 18 commission meeting.
Anna Maria City
5/10, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
5/11, 7:30 p.m., Board of Zoning Appeals
5/5, 7 p.m., Council meeting
5/5, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
5/9, 3 p.m., Police Retirement Board
5/6, 8:30_a.m., Beautification Committee
5/9, 6:30 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission
tax hearing followed by commission meeting,
Station 1, Holmes Beach
5/11, 10 am., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Anna Maria Fire Station 1,
Ij] PAGE 4 0 MAY 5, 1994 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Tooker mother, daughters: an Island Mother's Day story
By Tomara Kafka
"Mom always wanted to be a teacher," says Kathy
Tooker-Granstad, "so she got the two of us to teach."
And both Kathy and Maureen Loveland have been
teachers for years. The two daughters of Agnes Tooker
both taught at Anna Maria Elementary until last year
when Kathy decided to try something different.
Maureen continues to teach kindergarten at the Is-
land school, but Kathy took a sabbatical from her job
as an art teacher last year because of health reasons.
She decided to try selling real estate, just like her
mother. And, she says, she likes it.
While Agnes had always wanted to teach, she
chose real estate because of the "social" angle. "That's
very important to me," she says.
Real estate seemed like a natural career evolve-
ment for Agnes.
"We were always moving," says Maureen. "We
moved 13 times before we were finished."
"Mom always moved into a home," says Kathy,
"remodeled it, then sold it."
"I could move an entire household in four days,"
Agnes smiles. "I got it down."
In Bay Head, N.J., Agnes owned a bed and break-
fast inn with 25 rooms for women only. As kids, Kathy
and Maureen helped with everything from making beds
"I had a two-year degree," says Agnes. "I wanted
to go back to school to get my four-year degree because
I wanted to be a teacher. But, in 1961, I went to real
estate school, instead."
Maureen Loveland, Kathy Tooker-Granstad with
mother Agnes Tooker.
In 1976, after both daughters had graduated from
college and had teaching jobs, Agnes had a serious
operation and, with her physician's advice, decided to
relocate to a warmer climate.
"I'm okay now," says Agnes. "I'm fine."
But Agnes took her time in deciding where she
would settle down.
"I traveled between Cedar Key and Venice, look-
ing all over." says Agnes. "I picked Anna Maria be-
cause it reminded me of Bay Head, which is right on
the water, too."
Agnes Tooker, a licensed real estate broker with
Fran Maxon, has been selling real estate for 31 years.
She has been involved in Island real estate for 17 years.
"Fran Maxon is like a family agency," says Agnes,
who has been with the agency for about 15 years. "We
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have about 10 agents and three sets of mothers and
children sons and daughters. Many like myself have
been there for a long time."
In 1976, Maureen and her husband, Fred, moved to
Anna Maria. Then in 1978, Kathy moved to Anna
Maria. She met her husband, Dennis, while she was
playing on a women's soccer team for three years in
Tampa. Sports remains a hobby for Kathy, she pow
helps coach the kids.
Maureen and Fred have two daughters Jessica, 17,
and Sarah, 9 years old.
Kathy and Dennis also have two children, Amanda,
13, and Greg, 11.
Everyone lives close to each other. Kathy and
Maureen live about five blocks apart in Anna Maria City.
"And we have identical houses," says Kathy.
"Except that Kathy has the pool," says Maureen."
So we spend a lot of time at Kathy's house.
"And Maureen has the spiral staircase," laughs Kathy.
Agnes and George live about 10 blocks away on
the border of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach.
This is a close family that spends lots of time, es-
pecially weekends, together.
"We do a lot of things together as a family,". says
"Basically as a family," says Kathy, "the grandpar-
ents do a lot with the children." They share dinners and
For Mother's Day, says Kathy, just like this fam-
ily does for most holidays and family celebrations,
"We'll go out to brunch or dinner." That means all 14
of them, and yes, they always make reservations.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MAY 5, 1994 A PAGE 5 JI
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Pierolas answer charges about boat rental operation
Catalina Beach Resort opened in 1974. Since that
date, many Islanders have come to our door wanting to
know how to accomplish a particular effort or project in
our city and on the Island. Our doors have always been
open to everyone. We have always followed the laws,
codes and ordinances of our city, and will always do so.
Katie Pierola wanted to get involved in politics
because she had plans and goals for the city, the island
arid its people. Look at her list of accomplishments..
Catalina is Gil and Katie Pierola. Unfortunately, after
becoming mayor, a family decision concluded Katie
would no longer be involved in the day-to-day opera-
tion of Catalina as we all knew she would have hands
pull with the operation of the city.
Since the issue of Jet-skis is uncertain and emo-
tional to some, and since Catalina has recently been
cited with violations, we can not comment until the
case goes to code enforcement. We will however, of-
fer some verifiable facts:
1977 Sailboat operation started at Catalina.
1980 Ralph Cole went to work for sailboat
operator, Everett Butler.
'* 1982 Cole purchased the operation, obtained
further approval and verified a special exemption was
in effect for the rental stand.
1986 During an effort to expand the operation,
then Mayor Dick Connick told us (Pierolas) in front of
an audience at city hall that we were approved boat
rental location, with a clear track record, ample park-
ing, with no problems or complaints. We need not
come to City Council every time we want to add some-
1989 Placed the first Jet-skis on our beach and
began renting two months later due to demand.
1990 Respectfully advised council this activ-
ity was added to the operation. Also requested in writ*
ing that the City write an enforceable ordinance regard-
ing all boats.;
1994 Wet Willie's requests an occupational
license to operate a concession stand less than 400 feet
from a public beach. They are told at the meeting they
can not rent until they meet all requirements. They
opened within two days, without fulfilling the city re-
quirements, without city council approval.
There is more to this issue than appears on the sur-
face. We have carefully researched the sport and insist
it run safely and smoothly. The boat rental stand has
been on our beach over 17 years. Wet Willie's was
open less than 45 days..
It was suggested in another newspaper that both
boat rental operations appear at the same code enforce-
ment meeting and be heard together.
I suggest that would not be fair to any business, to
be cited after being in business almost two decades,
then to be tried with a new business which did not fol-
low the rules from day one. Each business should be
judged on its own merits and qualifications.
According to Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection, any person wishing to conduct activity
on the newly restored beach, must first obtain approval
from DEP. Catalina had its operation in place long
before, during and after the new beach was in place.
According to DEP, we have the right to continue op-
eration as before, due to sovereign rights. We operate
from our private beach and have the right to continue
as we have in the past.
Let's not forget Ralph Cole. He bought the rental
business almost 13 years ago. His business has slowly
increased due to hard, honest work. He supplies a de-
mand by water enthusiasts. He and his wife, Beth, have
thousands of satisfied customers who come back time
and time again.
They've seen an 85-year-old grandmother filled
S,with excitement after a Jet-ski ride. Ralph has saved
lives of people who were diving and could not make it
to shore. He saved lives in a vicious storm when cata-
marans in a regatta capsized. He donated his Jet-ski,
gas and time to help when lifeguards searched for a
The Coles have received numerous certificates of
appreciation from these people and from Manatee
County. Their business is a proven asset to this com-
munity andits people.
Catalina will follow due process as the events ne-
cessitate and we request all concerned listen to the facts
as presented. Forget rumors and hearsay, as all this
commotion creates more noise and damage than
Ralph's Jet-skis. Come to our beach and listen, expe-
rience or observe for yourselves.
Katie would never allow selective enforcement. On
this issue,-she knows she can not say anything but fact,
and as mayor, can not vote due to the conflict of inter-
est. She can not and will not stop others from saying
what they feel, not even the building official, whether
right or wrong. Katie will deal only with facts.
Finally, whatever the outcome, lots of people are
concerned about what is done about Jet-skis on the Is-
Even if we stopped our operation, those who have
had bad experiences with Jet-skis will continue to have
these problems unless a good enforceable ordinance is
written for all boats.
If someone makes a mistake on our rental Jet-skis,
we stop them immediately. We monitor our Jet-skis
very second they operate.
Who will stop the private owners from continuing:
to break laws and ride carelessly?
Gil Pierola, Jr., Operations Manager
Catalina Beach Resort
Bradenton Beach Building Official Joe
Romano called last week to clarify that he did
not cite Mayor Katie Pierola for code violations
incurred by the Catalina Beach Resort, 1325
Gulf Drive, relating to Jet-ski and other beach
concession rental activities, but rather cited the
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Islanders experienced a historical passage in the
last few days.
In the north, the last of the property named after
-the Island's first homesteader was sold at auction to
four buyers. Bean Point is the last major tract of un-
developed Gulffront property on the Island. The tran-
sition of the land from its longstanding natural con-
dition to inevitable homesites marks the end of an era
of "pristine-ness" for Anna Maria Island.
Where Bean settled a hundred years ago, new
.people have finally come.
At the other end of the time spectrum and at
the other end of the Island an innovative new traf-
fic circle called a roundabout has been put in place
at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street. Initial observations
of traffic flow lead us to believe the roundabout will
serve as a significant improvement to a stop light.
But another, more significant change to traffic
flow will be studied in the coming months: an addi-
tional bridge to the barrier islands from the mainland.
Discussed for decades, a third bridge to the Is-
lands will be the topic of a special planning session
in the coming months. Select elected officials and
citizens from throughout the area will participate in
a three- to five-day intense planning meeting to dis-
cuss what kind or if another bridge is war-
ranted and, if so, where it could be located.
Persons calling The Islander in response to ques-
tions about an additional bridge posted on banners
along the Bradenton Beach detour last week were
100 percent in favor of an additional bridge all but
one agreed the bridge should go to Longboat Key.
We'll share their comments later.
If Islanders believed the development of Bean
Point would mark the end of an era, surely the begin-
ning of that era came when cars crossed the first
bridge to the Island.
It seems ironic that such prominent benchmarks
in Island history Bean Point's sale, and a formal
announcement of a new bridge study take place
in the same week.
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Give Longboat their own bridge
I am sure you have available the numerical statis-
tics showing the total population of the three Anna
Maria cities and some for Longboat Key, etc. They
have to negotiate three bridges to exit south and two to
exit via Anna Maria.
Anna Maria does not require improved or better
bridges, Longboat Key.does. They seem to have the finan-
cial and political power to get their own selfish ways and
we have to go along with them. They want their own ex-
clusive privacy. I say give their own bridge to them and
this would be sensible too, in case that matters.
G.H. Nicholds, Homes beach
Jet-ski controversy continues
in Bradenton Beach
The Jet-ski controversy is an embarrassment to the
mayor and the City of Bradenton Beach. The mayor has
allowed Jet-ski rentals on her family owned property
I was a member of the city council in 1990 when
the Jet-ski rental question came up. The Pierolas re-
quested approval for the rental of Jet-skis. There were
several reasons the council did not approve the rental
request at that time.
1. A number of citizens, including the Pierolas
immediate neighbors, protested against them. The com-
plaints centered around noise, safety and nuisance of
boats mingled with beachgoers.
2. Council was also concerned about environmen-
tal problems and what it would do to the "ambiance"
of the Island.
3. It also did not want to create a little Disney World-
Coney Island atmosphere on Anna Maria Island.
4. There was no legal precedent in place to allow
a Jet-ski rental business.
It has been my experience, having been on a num-
ber of lakes for many years, that Jet-skis are the most
"obnoxious" type of watercraft a family-oriented tour-
ist community can have.
The mayor is no stranger to the controversy of
going it her own way. Examples:
1. She led the drive to place parking meters on our
2. She led the drive in the late 1980s to not return
$500,000 in dual tax money to the people.
3. She tried to double our property taxes last year.
4. She pursued the roundabout project, ignoring the
business concerns of the Anna Maria Moose Lodge
leadership. The roundabout project is not part of the
Bridge Street "grant" plan. It is a project shared by the
state and the city of Bradenton Beach.
No, "the end does not justify the means."
Howie Herman, Bradenton Beach
Build a bridge for both counties
My idea is to construct a "County Line" bridge
crossing Sarasota Bay. The bridge would hit land at
approximately the Sarasota/Bradenton International
Airport and University Parkway, which is a direct route
to Interstate 75. On the Island side the bridge will hit
land at approximately the Sarasota/Manatee County
Line on Longboat Key, which is mid-key.
Just think of the advantages of having two counties
paying for the bridge. The other benefit would be a
mid-key evacuation route to 1-75.
Janice Bergbom, Holmes Beach
Disturbing domestic animals
is owners' fault
I'm answering Mr. Holmes response to my letter
concerning animals on the Island. I'm very pleased that
Mr. Holmes can read. It's too bad be apparently doesn't
understand what he reads.
First, we are by no means newcomers to the Island.
This was our 18th year. (How long have you been a real
Islander, Mr. Holmes? Is your Georgia address just a
More importantly, we are not animal haters! When
we had our third-generation, 17-year-old dog put to
sleep a few years ago, we lost a dear family member.
The point I thought I made quite clearly in my let-
ter is that the animals roaming and disturbing was not
their fault but that of their owners. If the owners of the
animals visiting or living on the Island won't accept the
responsibility of seeing they do not disturb other
people, they should not be allowed to have them.
Ever hear of responsible animal management, Mr.
Holmes, or is that too technical for a cracker?
Bob Christensen, Bloomington, Minn., soon-to-
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Part 6, Anna Maria Island & the Seminole War, 1835-1842,
by June Alder
The Grampus was one of the fastest ships in the U.S. Navy in 1836.
A WARM RECEPTION
When William Bunce returned from
a trip to Key West in the late summer of
1836 he found the people at his Passage
Key fishing rancho in a panic. They'd
heard that one of the Seminoles' fiercest
commanders, Chief Al-
ligator, was assembling For a week
warriors at Charlotte
Harbor. It was said he rancho pe
intended to attack their to bed fear
.rancho and then torch the next do
the ships at Fort Brooke bring. But
waiting to take troops to
fight Osceola. Tuesday
Bunce immediately Aug. 12, tI
informed his friend to see a be
Commander M.P. Mix,
captain of the 20-gun sight. Silh
supply ship Concord, of against thd
this intelligence. Mix rising acr
weighed anchor and
sped up the bay, taking was a slee
Bunce along as pilot' the gracef
What about the a racing vi
rancho? The best Mix Which is
could promise Bunce
was to send back a was, built
launch with a howitzer pirate ship
to defend it. Buthe also- the ineleg6
dispatched an urgent re- fGra
quest for help to Com- Of mp
modore Alexander Dal- reputation
las in Pensacola. blown a bi
For a week the kingdom c
rancho people went to
bed fearing what the three mini
next day might bring.
But on a clear Tuesday morning, Aug.
12, they awoke to see a beautiful sight.
Silhouetted against the sun rising across
the bay was a sleek craft with the grace-
ful lines of a racing vessel. Which is
what she was, built to chase pirate ships.
She was 97 feet long, weighed 170 tons,
had 11 guns on deck and a 126-man
crew. She had the inelegant name of
Grampus and the reputation of having
blown a buccaneer to kingdom come in
The young captain of Grampus,
Lieutenant John Cassin, paid a visit to
the rancho, escorted by a squad of ma-
rines. He gave a little speech to the as-
sembly of Spanish fishermen with their
mixed-blood wives and children.
The Grampus's mission, the lieuten-
ant explained, was to patrol the mouth of
the bay in the absence of the Concord and
also Commodore Dallas had impressed
upon him afford every protection to the
distressed civilian population of Tampa
Bay. (At the time the rancho with its 150
inhabitants was probably the largest settle-
mentinthe whole of Hillsborough County
encompassing what is today eight coun-
A guard would be
he posted at the rancho every
night, and any hostile In-
le went dians approaching would
Ig what get "a warm reception,"
might Cassin promised. So say-
n a clear ing, he returned to the
n a lea Grampus, leaving behind
rning, some ammunition and
y awoke three blue signal lights.
itiful The fisher folk watched
tihim go with mixed feel-
letted ings. They trusted Bunce.
vun They had grown to trust
Y the bay Mix and the sailors of the
Concord. But they were
raft with not sure about Cassin and
lines of the Grampus. Some of
sel. them were sympathetic
at she with the Seminoles. Oth-
ers were not. But the wis-
chase est among them knew
She had that the Seminoles de-
t name spised them for working
for the enemy Americans.
and the In short, the presence
having of the Grampus might
cancer to jeopardize rather than
ne in protect them.
Two quiet weeks went
eS. by. Then on Sunday,
Aug. 24, a launch from
the Grampus came ashore with 15 men
carrying rifles. They spread through the
camp searching huts and asking ques-
tions. There was a scuffle and two Span-
ish Indians were taken prisoner. Pedro,
Bunce's foreman, was told the men
were "suspected of having held commu-
nication with the hostile Indians."
That night the Grampus moved
close ashore and trained its guns, loaded
with grapeshot, on the rancho. A few
days later, another "hostile" was "cut
The three prisoners were held for a
while on the Grampus then transferred
to Fort Brooke. What became of them
no one knows.
Chief Alligator's attack never came
off. The rancho was unmolested and the
American transports sailed off with
2,500 troops in late September. But they
got bogged down in the swamps of the
Withlacoochee just like the soldiers in
previous encounters with Osceola.
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grand theft charges by a six-member jury last
Burrow, a probationary officer, was fired from
the department July 19 by Bradenton Beach Police
Chief Jack Maloney. Burrow was accused of solic-
iting funds from a local business and using the funds
to purchase a police dog. The chief had denied Bur-
row permission to purchase a police dog.
Burrow's attorney, Mark Lipinski, told the
jury that the money Burrow collected from Terry
Hatfield of the Banana Beach Resort, 1101 Gulf
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students, and teaching English literature. As Rita and
Frank collide, out of their mutual cultural shock comes
an unexpected meeting of minds, a relationship that is
both funny and serious. I'm sure our audience will find
'Educating Rita' a very stimulating and entertaining
finale to the Island Players' season."
In addition to directing, Geoffrey Todd will play
Frank to Georgina Willmott's Rita.
The Island Theatre is located at Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City. All shows start at 8
p.m. except for the single matinee on Sunday, May 15,
which opens at 2 p.m. There is no show on Monday.
Tickets are $9 and are available at the theatre or by
calling 778-5755. The box office is open daily, 10 a.m.-3
p.m. except Sundays, and one hour before showtime.
Jr : Frank and directs
"Educating Rita," and.
Georgina Wiltmott plays
Rita which begins May
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Average number of personnel per call: 4.51
Average response time: 5.22 minutes
"Educating Rita" by Willy Russell is the final of-
fering of the Island Players' 1993/94 season. It opens
May 12 and continues through May 22.
What happens when a highly educated, self-hat-
ing poet/professor encounters an earthy, enthusiastic
hairdresser who wants to learn "everything?"
According to Geoffrey Todd, director, "Educating
Rita" is probably better known through the film ver-
sion, starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine, than
the harder-edged stage play first produced by the royal
Shakespeare Company in London in 1989.
"It is a 'two-hander' one man and one woman,"
explained Todd, "set in the north of England. A deter-
mined young woman with a sharp, funny tongue, turns
her back on her hairdressing career and embarks on an
Open University Course to discover 'the meaning of
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The President wrote, "Although you were
not chosen as a recipient, I want to commend
your outstanding work that has made such a
positive difference in your community.
"It is through service like yours that we
will solve our country's most critical prob-
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people. On behalf of all Americans, I thank
you for a job well done," Clinton said.
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AIDS now affects more than 4,000 people over 50 in the state of Florida, more than 12 percent of Florida's
total cases. These numbers are on the rise.
AIDS and age:
there are no boundaries
By Rick Fleury
Fourth in a series
A growing number of Floridians over the age of 50
- both male and female are suffering from AIDS,
according to recent figures released by the nation's
Centers for Disease Control. But the reports are being
doubted by many, or simply not believed.
"When people read this, they think it's a misprint
or a mistake," says Donna Fruzia, executive director of
AIDS Manasota which provides financial and personal
services to area residents suffering from the disease.
"The fact is," she says, "I have three people over
50 in my office right now with AIDS," she said, when
contacted in her Sarasota office last week. Older indi-
viduals over 50 and heterosexuals are just coming out
of the woodwork."
While the rate of infection has continued to de-
crease among the proclaimed "high risk groups" in the
United States, cases among the lesser suspected groups
remains on the rise not due to medical mishaps, but
because of sexual activity.
Donna Fruzia attributes this to "denial."
"AIDS has been labeled as a gay man's disease,"
says Fruzia. "But the numbers are dropping in the gay
community. People over 50 are living with the miscon-
ception that, because they are not 20 years old, they are
"There are a lot of bisexual people in the world who
may not be telling their partners," Fruzia says. She also
suspects increased heterosexual activity among older
people due to the growing number of single elders.
According to the latest statistics, the number of
AIDS patients over 50 represents about 12 percent of
the 35,697 AIDS cases reported in Florida through
1993; 2,867 Florida residents between the ages of 50
and 59 have AIDS, along with 1,350 over age 60.
AIDS Manasota currently serves residents in
Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto and Charlotte counties,
including several living on Anna Maria Island.
In the past two months at AIDS Manasota, seven
new clients with AIDS over the age of 50 have sought
help from the local agency, Fruzia says.
"We serve people with AIDS," she says. "We
don't have any boundaries."
This is the fourth in a series exploring how HIV
and AIDS is impacting residents of Anna Maria Is-
The Islander Bystander has received several com-
ments regarding a previous story in this series featur-
ing an interview with a local resident who gave the
name Bill Moran. Moran interrupted an interview
with another person to express his opinions that
this disease is "self-inflicted" by gay people who
"brought it on themselves."
"Bill" has since told The Islander Bystander that
"Moran "is not his name. He refused to provide the
paper with his real name.-
The Islander Bystander apologizes for represent-
ing the views presented by Moran without proper
identification. His opinions, although bigoted and
biased against persons with AIDS, were published at
his own insistence to provide "the other viewpoint,"
and were intended to show only that they exist.
The Islander Bystander does not share the view-
point of "Bill Moran."
Bid awarded for Anna Maria City Hall addition
Tri-Tech Construction and Design Co., Inc., of
Bradenton was awarded a bid to build an addition to
the Anna Maria City Hall at a special meeting last
The winning bid was for $56,984. Two other com-
panies submitted bids on the project. L & M General
Construction, Inc., of Anna Maria bid $67,700 and
Logan & Currin Building Corp., of Sarasota bid
The project will cost more than the actual bid be-
cause some changes will be added to the original plans.
The plans call for an addition to be constructed
behind the building's meeting room which will house
the building department. The sheriff s department will
move from Pine Avenue to the space presently occu-
pied by the building department.
Existing bathrooms will be also be brought up to stan-
dards to comply with the American Disabilities Act
Items that were not on the original plans will be
done on a cost plus basis. They include an additional
bathroom, hardware and some changes in door speci-
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take approximately 90 days to complete.
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The Island Beautification Committee will meet
Friday, May 6, at Holmes Beach City Hall at 9 a.m.
Everyone interested in the project is urgpd to at-
tend. For information, phone Billie Martini, 778-2549.
traditions talk May 18
"The Image and Voice of Cortez Fishing Folk," a
slide/lecture of the village's folk traditions, will be
offered May 18 at the South Florida Museum in
Developed by Michael Jepson, a doctoral candi-
date at the University of Florida who is studying the
historical fishing community of Cortez, the project is
sponsored in part by a grant from the Vanishing Cul-
tures project of the Florida Humanities Council.
Light refreshments will be served at 7 p.m., fol-
lowed by the program at 7:30.
In cooperation with the Florida Institute of Saltwa-
ter Heritage and the Florida Humanities Council, there is
no charge by the Museum for attending the program.
The South Florida Museum and Bishop Plan-
etarium is located at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. In-
formation, call 746-4132.
Chapel Players plan
The Chapel Players of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church have scheduled "Belles on Their Toes"
for August 19-21 and 26-28.
The play is a sequel to "Cheaper by the Dozen"
and has roles for young actors from ages six to 20, as
well as older adults.
Auditions for the play will be held Sunday, June
26, at 7 p.m. in the Roser Church Chapel Theatre, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Actors who may want to pre-
view the play or who will not be in the area at the time
of auditions should contact the director, Dottie
McChesney, at 778-3045.
'Mums for Mom' to raise
funds for MHS band
Manatee High School Band Boosters will hold its
"Mums for Mom" fundraiser Friday through Sunday,
May 8, at Miller Elementary School, 43rd Street and
Manatee Avenue West; First Union National Bank,
5800 block of Manatee Avenue West; and at Repub-
lic Bank, Cortez Road at 43rd Street West.
Cost is $8 for a pot of chrysanthemums, enclosure
card, and watering and replanting instructions.
Applicants needed for
The Manatee County Administrator's office is
seeking applicants to serve on the Accessibility Task
Force, a volunteer appointed board. The task force will
submit recommendations regarding handicap accessi-
bility to county buildings and services.
For additional information or to secure an appli-
cation, call Elaine Maholtz, Community Services De-
partment, at 749-3030.
AMI Forever Young to
AMI Forever Young will meet on Monday, May
9, 12:30 p.m., at the Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria.
Margarita Giordanengo, guest speaker from Central
Health Services, will talk on "Health Care in the Home."
Free immunizations for
The HRS Manatee County Public Health Unit will
offer free immunizations for children younger than 18
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, on Friday, May 13, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plan for retirement
Learn creative retirement strategies, how to calcu-
late the amount of money needed for retirement in-
come, and how to request a record of your social secu-
rity earnings at a free seminar to held at the Island
Branch Library, Saturday, May 14, at 10:15 a.m.
Cynthia A. Olcott, certified financial planner, and
John T. Sharp, Jr., from IDS Financial Services, Inc.,
will conduct the seminar.
'Country Affaire' a
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's big-
gest fund-raiser of the year promises to provide fun,
good food and a chance for everyone on the Island to
help the community.
Islanders are urged to don casual country attire and
come to 'A Country Affair' and auction on Saturday,
May 7. The evening-long celebration will begin at 5
p.m. with an old fashioned barbecue complete with
chicken, ribs, vegetables and pies. A country and west-
ern band will play "hoe down music" and a cash bar
will be provided.
A silent auction will take place from 5 to 7:30 fol-
lowed by a live auction at 8 p.m. The winner of the
center's raffle will win brunch and a weekend at the
Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Longboat Key.
More than 200 items have been donated for the
auctions by area merchants, artists and residents.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door for
dinner and auction admission.
Call the Center for tickets or information at 778-
1908 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday Friday, noon to
5 p.m. Saturday.
Community center to
offer teen programs
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
offer three new programs for teenagers this summer.
Peer counseling training will be available for youth
from 10- to 19-years-old. Age appropriate groups will
train from six to 12 weeks, once or twice a week.
A summer camp for teenagers will be offered
Tuesday and Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays
from noon to 5 p.m.
A summer job placement program will be available
for pre-teens and teens. Job applications are now avail-
able at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Businesses or individuals interested in hiring pre-teens
or teens are asked to call the Center at 778-1908.
Island Players to be
honored for Centennial
Mrs. Sarah Igo will present a Centennial Memorial
Plaque to the Island Players Theater at the corner of.Pine
Avenue and Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, on Wednesday,
May 11, 10:30 a.m. Both Sarah and her late husband
Harold Igo were founding members of the Island Play-
ers. Presentation of the historic plaque is part of the
Anna Maria Island Centennial Celebration.
Members of the Island Players and Off Stage
Ladies are invited to attend.
Following the ceremony, the Off Stage Ladies
will hold their monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Pete
Reynard's restaurant. Officers will be installed. New
officers are President Betty Simches, First Vice
President Harryette Jenkins, Secretary Vivian
Wahlman.and Treasurer Marian Van Winkle.
For more information call 792-0768.
sponsors May events
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring
a seminar and an awards luncheon in May.
A Scam Seminar will be held Thursday, May 12,
8 a.m. to noon, at the Civic Center, Palmetto. Presented
by the Better Business Council and Manatee County
Sheriffs Department, keynote speaker is Steve
Overton, from Channel 8's "Eight on Your Side." Cost
is $15 for members, $25 for non-members.
The Small Business Peison of the Year Awards
luncheon will also be held Thursday, May 12, noon, at
the Civic Center, Palmetto. The luncheon is catered by
the Beach Bistro of Holmes Beach. Cost is $10.
For more information call 748-3411.
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Broadway production to show in Bradenton
Georgene's School of Dance will present "Broadway Where the Magic Begins," an annual dance production,
featuring the music of Cole Porter and Jerry Herman's Broadway. The two-day show will be held at the
Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6. For more
information call 792-2060. Entertainers are (front row, left to right) Blaire Dalton, Jessica Holmes; (center) Lisa
Powell, Tammy McCoy; (back row) Jennifer Braxton, Erin Willis, Sheba Hiscox and Sarah Pappas.
Maybe celebration set
to cruise May 13
The Maybe Celebration Dinner Cruise will set sail
on the Miss Cortez XI on Friday the 13th, May 13,
sponsored by the Cortez Village Historical Society.
Cortez Villagers invite all neighbors and friends to
celebrate the first "Maybe" the completion and sub-
mission of the application to the Review Board to have
the village designated as an historic district on the Na-
tional Registry. The second "Maybe" is the relocation
of the 1890 waterfront store.
The three-hour cruise will depart at 7 p.m. from the
Cortez Fleet Docks, 12507 Cortez Rd. W., and will
feature dinner, dancing and cruising. The dinner menu
includes seafood Creole Cortez style, green salad,
smoked Mullet spread, rolls and desserts. Beverages
are available at the cash bar.
Tickets are $15 per person. Advance reservations
are necessary and may be made by mail. Send checks
payable to C.V.H.S., P.O. Box 663,Cortez, FL 34215.
Proceeds will go to purchasing the property to re-
locate the waterfront store which will be converted to
the Family Life'Museum for the historic district.
For more information call 756-3784 or 794-5919.
Volunteers needed at
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
needs volunteers to fill summer vacation slots. For in-
formation call Darcy Lee Marquis Migliore, executive
director, at 778-1541.
The Manatee County Chapter of the American
Red Cross is offering Lifeguarding and Lifeguarding
Instructor courses in May.
Lifeguarding is a 30-hour, 10-session course, set
for Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 9 a.m. to
noon at Bayshore Recreation Pool, and Mondays and
Thursday, May 9, 12, 16, 23 and 26, from 6:30 to
9:30 p.m. at the Manatee Family YMCA in
Bradenton. Students must able to swim 500 yards and
demonstrate skill in the front crawl, breast and side
stroke, elementary back stroke, and be at least 15
years of age. Cost is $45 and includes textbook, ma-
terials and pool fees.
Lifeguarding Instructor, a six-week course,
teaches students to become lifeguarding instructors.
Classes meet Saturdays, May 7, 14 and 21, from 9
a.m. to noon at the Bayshore Recreation Pool, and
Monday, May 9, 16 and 23, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
at the Manatee Family YMCA. Students must be at
least 17-years-old and have current Lifeguarding,
CPR and First Aid certifications. Cost is $50 and in-
cludes all course materials and pool fees.
Registration is due by May 6. To register or for
more information call 792-8686.
The Support Group for Women with HIV/AIDS
will meet on two Wednesdays, May 18, from 6 to 7:30
p.m., at StratoGen Health of West Florida, 3701 Cortez
Rd. W., Bradenton. Information call 753-2949.
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Bruce G. Andrews
Bruce G. Andrews, 88, formerly ofEllenton, died
Aprill1 in Appleton, Wis.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Andrews was a former resi-
dent of Colony Cove, Ellenton, He was a retired struc-
tural engineer for Kimberly-Clark Corp., in Wisconsin.
He was a member of the Church of the Annunciation,
Holmes Beach. He was an aeronautical engineer with
Curtis Wright Aircraft Corp. in St. Louis during World
He is survived by two daughters, Carol Paynter of
Sun Prairie, Wis. and Nancy Skowronski of Neenah,
Wis.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
National Cremation society, Sarasota chapter, was
in charge of arrangements.
Byron S. Brown Sr.
Byron S. Brown Sr., 86, Palmetto, died April 25.
Mr. Brown was born Oct. 20, 1907, in Chatta-
nooga, Tenn., and moved to Palmetto 44 years ago
from Pikeville, Tenn. He was a retired farmer and a
member of Gillette Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Pearl E. Evans of
Anna Maria Island, Pat Parsons of Keystone Heights,
Mary F. Pless of Parrish, Oveta Bush of Pikeville, and
Vivian Neeley of Ellenton; a son, Byron S. Jr. of Pal-
metto; three sisters, Mary Mason of Atlanta, Katherine
Hale of Anna Maria Island, and Elizabeth Smith of
Siesta Key; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Bradenton 34209.
Richard J. Hartzell, Sr.
Richard J. Hartzell Sr., 66, of Holmes Beach, died
April 28 at home.
Born in Piqua, Ohio, Mr. Hartzell came to Holmes
Beach in 1991. He was a service director for Pontiac in
Detroit. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church in Holmes Beach. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II.
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Bradenton; five stepsons, Charles Ellington of
Ashland, Ky., Christopher Osman of Cincinnati, and
Matthew Osman, Brian Osman and Nicholas Osman,
all of Holmes Beach; a sister, Virginia Cregar of Piqua;
a brother, Keith of Piqua; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation and services will be in Ohio. Memorials
may be made to American Cancer Society, 4806 26th
St. W., Bradenton, Fla." 34207. Holloway Funeral
Home, Tampa, is in charge of arrangements.
Gregory W. McNeal,
guitarist and teacher
Gregory W. McNeal, 44, of Bradenton died May
1 at L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Gallipolis, Ohio, Mr. McNeal, came to
Bradenton in 1965 from Martin's Ferry, Ohio. He was
a teacher at Anna Maria Elementary and Harllee
Middle School. Mr. McNeal was a graduate of Mana-
tee High School, class of 1967; Manatee Junior Col-
lege, class of 1969; Florida State University, class of
1971, with a BS in Education. He was an educator and
a musician for several years in Manatee County. He
was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church.
McNeal was well known to Islanders both as a
teacher and a musician. He was recognized as an excel-
lent slide and pedal steel guitarist. He joined musicians
for a jam at last summer's July 4 party at the Island
Community Center. McNeal, along with bass guitarist
Scott Matzke played in a band, Legend, that recorded
a tape of original tunes called Just A'Cruisin, in 1990.
He is survived by his parents, Gilbert and Lorraine
McNeal of Manatee County; one son, Matthew Wilson
of Bradenton; three brothers, Rand E. of Clearwater,
Jack Lewis and Mont E., both of Bradenton; one sis-
ter, Rebecca Jane Minarich of Bradenton.
Visitation is Wednesday, May 4, 6 to 8 p.m., at
Brown & Sons Trust 100 Funeral Home, 5624 26th St.
W., Bradenton, and Thursday, May 5, noon to 1 p.m.,
at Christ United Methodist Church. Services are Thurs-
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Steven B. Oldehoff
Steven B. Oldehoff, 33, of Bradenton, died April
29 in Manatee County.
Mr. Oldehoff was born in East Orange, N.J., and
came to Bradenton from New London, Conn., in 1992.
He was a chef at The Hunt Club on Longboat Key. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving for eight years.
He is survived by his mother, Frances, of
Somerville,'N.J.; his father, Robert, of Bradenton; a
brother, Robert T., of Bayville, N.J.; and paternal
grandmother, Elizabeth, of Bradenton. i
There was no service. Toale Brothers Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
Harry Simitis, Jr.
Harry Simitis, Jr., 76, Holmes Beach, died May 2.
Mr. Simitis was born in Newark, N.J. and came to
Holmes Beach in 1981. He was an upholsterer.
He is survived by a friend, Ernest DeGrasse of
Holmes Beach. Giffith-Cline Island Chapel is in charge
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So why not have a family day, I am sure it would draw at-
Where a son could talk to his father, for I am sure it
If he finds out Dad is a pretty good guy and not an old
And let brother and sister sit down on that old family night
And say a few words to each other without getting in a
And if daughter would listen to mother, I am sure it would
be a start,
For she would find out just how much love there was in
And all in all it would improve things I am sure in many a
If folks would just get together for a good old family day.
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Tell Laura I love her
Publisher's note: Even more special than Mom, is
the special relationship of mothers and daughters. The
following article by Sarasota Herald-Tribune columnist
Morjorie North was originally published in 1988, about
the same time my daughter, Kendra, had left for college.
Isent it to Kendra and saved itfor an opportunity to share
with other mothers and daughters. BonnerPresswood
By Marjorie North
Special to The Islander Bystander
"Say good-bye, Mama," said the tall young
woman, as she knelt beside my chair, tears streaming.
"Say good-bye to me, Mom."
"I can't," I told my eldest daughter, Laura, my
voice choked with tears.
"I mean say good-bye to a little girl," she said.
"Because when you see me again, I'll be on.my own,
Her suitcases were packed, ready for the trip to
Florida School of Arts in Palatka, her first real world
away from me. Travel time and miles that couldn't
compare to the 17 years we've spent sharing the long
walk toward this moment.
Tears prevented me from speaking; I could only
"Morning!" the bright-eyed, sleeper-clad toddler
cried as she peeked through the stair railings. "Morn-
ing!" she called again, rousing her night-person mother
into response. "What's for today?" she'd ask. "Can we
build a snowman? Are we going visiting? Is 'Sesame
Street' on? Oh look, Mommy, it's all icy outside."
Dancing in the kitchen as I washed the dishes,
she'd stop long enough for applause: "Look at me,
Mom. I'm like on TV."
Swirling, twirling, she tumbled through the days.
Her first day of kindergarten. She stood chattering
as I brushed her long blond hair into pigtails and added
red ribbons to match her dress. Her shoes tap-danced
with impatience and excitement
When we arrived at school, she took my hand
crossing the street but wriggled out of the firm clasp
when we reached the other side. "Mom, I'm a big girl
now," she explained.
New school, dance lessons, neighborhood plays
and soft-ball games followed. And then came the night
I had to let go.
"I love you, Mom," she said, her face still wet with
"I love you, too, Baby," I told her. But I feel a loss,
such an unbearable loss and yet I know it's time.
We held hands again, and eventually let go, signal-
ing her readiness to leave and my reluctant permission
for her to go. And, yes, I felt the anguish of a mother
who could no longer protect her child form the un-
known. She would have to experience the tears and
pain of life, as well the applause and achievement, on
her own terms, not mine.
It was months before I accepted a hard truth: I'll
always be a part of my child's life, but never again part
of her world. It's the toughest lesson I've ever learned.
Reprinted with permission, Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
A new star show, "Galaxies," will be shown at the
Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton through July 3.
Shows are at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Ad-
mission to the star show is $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for
ages five to 12. Preschoolers are free. Price includes ad-
mission to the South Florida Museum. Information, call
The sixth show of the current Players Theatre Season,
"Tintypes," a musical revue, will open for nine perfor-
mances on Friday, May 6 through 15. All seats are re-
served and tickets are on sale for $12. Evening perfor-
mances begin at 8:15 p.m. Sunday Matinees begin at 2:15
p.m. There is no performance on Monday, May 9. The
Players is located at 9th Street and the North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. The box office is open daily from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. or call 365-2494 for more information.
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South Pacific, the final production of the Manatee
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29, at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for students,
and may be reserved by calling the box office at 748-
5875, open 10 am. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Annual Spring Open Show in two main galler-
ies will be presented by the Art League of Manatee
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3 p.m. Cost is $30. Introduction to Figure Drawing,
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through June 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $60.
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cycle safety courses. Riding and Street Skills covers
basic operation and safe-riding strategies. The course
begins on May 12. Motorcycles are furnished. Cost is
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By Tomara Kafka
Sunday, if you haven't noticed, is Mother's Day.
Make sure you call or write to your mother.
Or take my advice- take your mother out to eat Just
about every restaurant on the planet is going to help you
celebrate this annual tribute to the women who birthed us.
Make sure to check the ads for the specials.
In Anna Maria, John Home, manager of the An-
chorage, tells me that lots of dolphins are jumping in the
bay and it's quite a show, especially from the city pier.
"Country Affaire," the 10th annual auction to ben-
efit the Anna Maria Island Community Center is
Saturday, May 7.
With country music and a barbecue, it should be
fun to dust off the pearl button duds and kick up your
heels for a change. Tickets are $18 in advance. Pro-
ceeds go to the community center's programs for Island
residents, from young to old.
Sign of the Mermaid appears to be making
progress with their Holmes Beach delicatessen getting
some nice finishing touches. This project has been
going on for about a year now. Opening date yet, Ed
I had the pleasure of dining at the Mutiny Inn last
week. The menu is both flexible and elegant. You can
mix and match sauces, pastas and special items. This
meal was unforgettable. The sauce was light, the
salmon perfectly tender. The small team works well
together, including owner Tina Shavey who greets
guests and helps where needed. The atmosphere is in-
timate and intellectual -there's lots of books on shelf-
lined walls and dividers if you get bored.
Dennie Kidd has taken over the kitchen at Anchor
Inn as of last Monday. Kidd, recently from Georgia
and even more recently from Longboat Key Club, says
the menu features Southern-style cooking, seafood and
daily specials for lunch and dinner.
The Island Branch Library has two exhibits in
May. Robert B. Jones of Holmes Beach displays his
collection of coin banks. Julia Garland of Anna Maria
displays her watercolors and Bargello quilts, a pattern
interacting light and dark colors.
The Bradenton Beach Civic Association has an-
nounced a contest with cash prizes for helping
Bradenton Beach to be the best it can be. Every three
months, beginning June 1, three prizes will be awarded
to citizens who make the most improvements to their
properties, such as painting, clean-up and landscaping.
For more information call 778-7199.
Beach House has added Kenny Soderblom with
his five-piece combo on Thursdays to the entertainment
New construction at the BridgeTender Inn is
nearly finished. Manager/Chef Kathy Eubanks says,
"We're shooting for a May 12 opening. We're going to
christen it with a pre-wedding party for Sally Norman
and Mike Grieg." According to Eubanks, Dr. Bartizal,
inn owner, will be down from Wisconsin to help with
At Key West Willy's, owner Clem Dryden says,
"Business was a little slow during the detour of the
roundabout, but everything is going well and we were
grateful for the business we had." Dryden said Gulf
Drive and Bridge Street were opened right on time:
Friday at 5 p.m. On the menu, Key West Willy's is
featuring nine new special oyster dishes, all shucked
fresh to order.
Restaurant critic Pat Benson gave L'Auberge du
bon Vivant a rave review last week. L'Auberge is a
"country French-style inn," writes Benson, with "old
country charm ... fine food, fine service."
Across the bridge in Bradenton, the annual
"Moonlight at the Pops" is Saturday May 7. The
Florida West Coast Symphony performs with vocalist
Sharon Scott. Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking and
the concert begins at 8:15 p.m. at Manatee Community
College. Reserved seating is $25 per person, general
admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more
info call 753-0850.
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Episcopal Church Women of the Annunciation,
greets Phyllis Walthius, incoming president, at a
recent luncheon in her home for board members and
friends. New officers of ECW will be installed May 5,
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general meeting and luncheon will follow.
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"The Cemetary Club" is playing at Venice Little
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"Jeffrey" will be at Theatre Works, Sarasota, May
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Odds stacked against Loggerheads
By Jeannie Friedman
Any day now, giant female turtles are expected to
leave their watery homes in the Gulf of Mexico in
search of a safe place to deposit what has become a
passion to many residents of Anna Maria Logger-
head Turtle eggs.
Volunteers devoted to increasing the survival rate
of turtle hatchlings are eagerly awaiting the appearance
of this year's first Loggerheads. Members of the Anna
Maria Turtle Watch are already walking the beaches in
search of "crawls" (tracks left in the sand by the huge
mammals). When crawls are found, volunteers with
special state permits search for nests and dig up the
turtle eggs which are then placed in protective wire
hatcheries until birth.
Loggerheads are members of the threatened Caretta
caretta species, one of eight species of sea turtles all of
which are either threatened or endangered.
Usually arriving at night, lady Loggerheads make
their lonely pilgrimage ashore (male turtles never leave the
water) to lay between 100 to 120 eggs in a pit which they
dig in the sand with their powerful back flippers. The pits
are 20-25 inches deep.
Weighing between 250 and 300 pounds the female
checks out the territory with her nose and, after finding a
suitable location, deposits the eggs, carefully covers the
nests with sand and returns to the water, leaving the ping
pong ball-sized, rubbery eggs to the whims of nature.
The turtle eggs are placed in hatcheries because
New officers installed Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Officers of the Women's Association of the Key Royale Club were installed Thursday, April 28, at the annual
and final meeting of the year. New officers are (left to right) President Fran Wilhelm, Treasurer Jean Holmes,
Recording Secretary Shirley Zemmer and Corresponding Secretary Phyllis Hoblitzel. Not shown is new Vice
President Janet Stokes.
they are vulnerable to humans, high tides, raccoons,
birds and crabs. Through the efforts of the Turtle
Watch volunteers, 16,671 eggs were collected and
14,791 hatchlings released last year.
Each female has three chambers in which to store
eggs. She is capable of mating three different times and
can lay in excess of 300 eggs in a single season. The
turtles usually begin nesting 12 years after hatching.
Mating takes place in the water.
For reasons unknown, the turtles sometimes return
to the water without laying their eggs. In 1993, 244
crawls were spotted but only 155 nests were located.
When the baby turtles emerge from their shells,
about 60 days after being laid, they are approximately
2-1/2 inches long and 1-1/2 inches wide. They imme-
diately begin to scramble in the sand, heading for the
Gulf of Mexico. Occasionally, they become confused
by lights on the beach and head inland. It is believed
they mistake artificial lights shining in beachfront
homes and businesses for moonlight.
Authorities report an increase in the survival rate
of hatchlings but danger lurks constantly for sea turtles.
The infants are a prime food source for small mam-
mals. In many places, turtle nesting sites have been
destroyed by development and poisoned by pollution.
They are run over by pleasure and fishing boats, and
caught in lines and nets.
Though the U.S. and 115 other countries have
banned import or export of sea turtle produces, they
continue to be killed for meat and leather; their eggs are
eaten or taken for aphrodisiacs.
According to a report in the February issue of "The
National Geographic" magazine, overharvesting of
turtle eggs is the greatest threat to survival. Many coun-
tries in Latin America and South America harvest the
eggs as a prime source of income.
Turtles are especially susceptible to strangling on
plastic bags because they mistake the bags for jelly fish,
a mainstay of their diets.
Scientists are making progress in their research and
legislation enacted in recent years has helped their
plight but it is believed that sea turtles have less than
a one percent chance of living to maturity.
Mom's been cooking all year long, why not let us do the work on Mother's Day?
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: School menu
. Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
* Lunch: Corn Dog on Bun or Power Slice, Hash *
* Brown Potato, Fruit, Ice Cream Cup
Breakfast: English Muffin & Jelly or Cereal,
* Lunch: Chicken Patty on Bun or Burrito, Broc-
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* Lunch: Spaghetti and Meat Balls or Mini Chef
. Salad, Green Beans, Pineapple, Garlic Roll
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Lunch: Roast Turkey or Cheese Pizza, Mashed
Potatoes, Buttered Peas, Roll
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* Lunch: Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, Corn,
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending April 21.
Kneeling, left to right, are Logan Bystrom and Erik Stahr. Middle row, left to right, are Andrew
Prudente, Andrew Carbone, Sam Lott and Heather Foy. Back row, left to right, are David Michael,
Christopher Martin, Andrea Martin, Krista Skee, Shauna Steger, Andy McCarrick, Jeff Comkowycz
and Rachelle Brockway.
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Anna Maria produces state.
'Old Glory' winner
Doreen Hydecker, left, chairperson for Americanism
for the Ladies Auxiliary to Post 8199 VFW, presents:
first-grade student Joshua Huffine with a Certificate.
ofAward for placing second in the organization's
state competition honoring "Old Glory" in poster.
form. Rex Huffine, Joshua's father, enjoys the
moment with his son. Joshua received the certificate.
and $10 for his fine effort.
Young Island poet
to. be published
Suzanne-Marian Wight, age 10 and a fifth-grade
student at Anna Maria Elementary, has had a poem,
"Lovely White Demon" selected for publication by the
Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans, which
solicited entriesfrom kindergarten to 12th grade
students throughout the country. Wight's poem will be
p published in the Anthology's September 1994 edition.
The book is made available for purchase to schools
around the country for use in encouraging and recog-
Snizing creativity in writing among young people. Wight
wds also recently selected at the Elementary School
r'Young Author's program to attend a writer's workshop
at the University of South Florida.
Great escapist caught
Cookie, the hamster, let thirst get the best of him.
The class pet in Vicki Small's fourth-and-fifth-grade
split class escaped from his cage in January. Since
then, the children have heard him scampering
behind a wall in their classroom and have left food
and water out at night. Last week, for some unknown
reason, Cookie scampered out from behind the wall
for a daytime drink of water and was captured.
Cookie's "taste offreedom" included cheeks so
puffed out from storing food that he couldn't make it
through the exercise tunnel in its cage. Teacher
Vicki Small, left, and student Katie Holmes do their
best to keep the wiggling Cookie contained.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 20, trespass, 100 block of Beach Avenue.
Three subjects were charged and given notices to appear.
April 22, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
Spring Avenue. A person unknown reached into an
automobile and removed a carry-on bag containing
April 24, criminal mischief, 100 S. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria City Pier. A person unknown broke the
window frame of the ladies restroom to gain entry.
April 26, burglary with assault, 400 block of
Magnolia Avenue. The complainant reported that the
subject entered his residence against his wishes and
committed a battery on him by hitting him in the head
and throwing him down on a couch.
April 23, grand theft, 1325 Gulf Dr., Catalina Resort.
A person unknown removed an out-drive engine valued
at $2,500 from a boat parked behind the resort.
April 23, exposure of sexual organs, Coquina Beach.
The complainant reported that he walked up to the bath
house and observed a nude, white male subject standing
in the doorway of the men's room. Another man ap-
proached the bath house and the subject, Randall Wayne
Wilken, 39, of Bradenton, ran inside. The complainant
contacted the lifeguard and pointed out Wilken.
The officer responded as the'lifeguard was stalling
Wilken, who attempted to flee in his vehicle. The of-
ficer blocked the vehicle with his patrol vehicle, said
the report. The officer searched Wilken's vehicle and
found three pornographic magazines. He issued a tres-
pass warning to Wilken and filed a capias request with
the state attorney's office.
April 24, theft, stolen tag recovered, 200 Gulf Dr. N.,
Beach House restaurant. The officer on patrol performed
a routine registration check on a parked vehicle and was
notified by dispatch that the tag was stolen. The vehicle's
driver arrived in another vehicle and said he did not know
anything about the tag. The tag was confiscated.
April 24, cultivating marijuana, 100 block of 4th
Street. The officer was investigating a traffic accident
in which Charles Philip Parsons, 30, of Bradenton
Beach, was involved and found that Parsons did not
have proof of insurance. During the accident investiga-
tion, the officer determined that Parsons was also driv-
ing without a license and asked the assisting officer to
transport Parsons to his residence to retrieve his insur-
ance information and return.
The officer took Parsons home and as he stepped
in the doorway to keep Parsons in sight, he observed
several marijuana plants growing by the living room
window. The officer discovered 22 marijuana plants
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ranging from one-and-one-half inches to 14 inches in
height, as well as six sprouts.
The plants were confiscated and Parsons was taken
into custody. Parsons maintained that he lived alone but
did not know anything about the plants. He said he did
not have automobile insurance and was issued a sum-
mons for driving with license suspended and a citation
for no insurance and failure to use due care.
April 24, stolen automobile, Coquina Beach.
April 25, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. A person unknown entered a vehicle and re-
moved a purse valued at $45, prescriptions valued at
$300, a watch valued at $150 and $200 in cash.
April 22, service, 5400 block of Holmes Boulevard.
A woman called AAA to unlock her car because she left
the keys in it and it was running. AAA called the police
department when they learned there was a three-month-
old child in the car. The officer found the child asleep and
was able to enter the vehicle. AAA was canceled.
April 23, found property a bicycle, 5800 block
of Gulf Drive. The complainant found a bicycle while
walking the beach and brought it to the police depart-
ment. Later, a woman called and reported her bicycle
missing. It was the bicycle that had been found and the
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woman claimed it. The bicycle was missing a $50 tool
box that had been in the basket.
April 23, animal, 300 block of 2nd Street. The
complainant reported an injured dog with no tag or
collar was in his backyard. The dog was a female, tan
Labrador retriever with a large cut on its left ear. It was
captured and taken to the police department where the
officer attempted to contact possible owners. The of-
ficer was unsuccessful and the dog was taken to the
April 23, grand larceny, 100 block of 49th Street.
The complainant reported that a person unknown re-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 5, 1994 M PAGE 19 i]-
moved a television valued at $225 and a vacuum
cleaner valued at $100 from a rental apartment.
April 23, information, 5325 Marina Dr., Pete
Reynard's restaurant parking lot. The complainant
observed two white male juveniles removing tire valve
stem covers from vehicles. The complainant made the
juveniles put all the covers back and reported the inci-
dent to police.
April 23, petty larceny of a bicycle, 4255 Gulf
Dr., Island Village.
April 24, suspicious person, 3000 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer responded to a report of two white
male subjects wearing black clothing and walking
around a duplex. The subjects were approximately 16
years old. The subjects were not found.
April 24, suspicious person, 66th Street beach.
The complainant reported a large hole in the sand. The
officer investigated and found the hole was the result
of a sand sculpting contest.
April 24, suspicious circumstances, 66th Street
beach. The complainant reported an art exhibit on the
beach. The officer advised the complainant that the
event was properly permitted and on private property.
April 24, traffic 5200 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer responded to a report of two children on bicycles
playing "chicken" with motor vehicles. They were not
April 25, suspicious vehicle, 100 block of 41st
Street. The officer on patrol located a vehicle owned by
Dollar Rent-A-Car left in the middle of the road. The
renter could not be found and the vehicle was towed.
April 25, assistance, 5901 Marina Dr., police
department. Two complainants reported that their
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Scallops, Sarasota-Havana sailing, 'stupids of the sea'
By Bob Ardren
The Sarasota Sailing Squadron reports 141 boats
have signed up for the race to Havana.
Sarasota City Attorney Dick Taylor is "learning more
neighbor's sea grape leaves are blowing on their prop-
erty and. making a mess. They wanted to know if the
city could force their neighbors to remove the tree.
They were told no.
April 25, traffic, 7300 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The officer responded to a report of a juvenile,
approximately eight years old, driving a vehicle. The
juvenile was not found.
April 26, assist EMS, 2900 block of Avenue E.
The victim was treated for a laceration to the head
which was sustained while she was attempting to clean
a ceiling fan and it struck her head.
April 26, assistance, 4100 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed a broken water line leaking a large
amount of water and reported it to county utility officials.
April 27, traffic, 200 block of 43rd Street. The
officer responded to a report of a reckless vehicle. The
vehicle was described as a red jeep with four-wheel
drive. An hour later the officer received another report
about the same vehicle. The vehicle was not found.
April 28, assistance, 38th Street beach. The officer
found a woman walking on the beach looking for her car
keys. The officer found the keys after a long search.
April 28, noise from loud music, 300 block of
April 28, burglary, 3800 block of Gulf Drive.
While the victim was in the laundry room at the rear of
the house, a person unknown entered the residence and
removed a purse. The victim found the purse and con-
tents, minus $16 in cash, thrown on the ground outside.
April 28, grand larceny of a boat trailer valued at
$600, Kingfish Ramp.
April 28, suspicious person, 73rd Street and
Holmes Boulevard. An anonymous complainant re-
ported several juveniles trespassing on a construction
site. The officer spoke to the juveniles who said one
was using the Port-O-Let and the others were fooling
around and banging on the sides.
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every day" about international law and boating to Cuba,
and is expected to render an opinion on whether the trip
next month will break any U.S. policies. Stay tuned.
Remember those 800 North Florida scallops
planted in Pansy Bayou last summer? (Pansy Bayou
is that area just behind Mote Marine Lab and the
Sarasota Bay Program offices just south of New Pass.)
Well, some of those scallops fooled Mother Nature
and survived the winter, according to Mote research-
ers. Not only that, they spawned in both November and
mid-January. Jay Leverone, who's heading up the
project, is busy out on the grass flats trying to find out
how many baby scallops are still around.
Soon as they finish snorkeling and clicking their
clickers, I'll let you know.
On May 24, by the way, the Florida Marine Fisher-
ies Commission takes to the governor and cabinet a pro-
posed new rule calling for a ban on the commercial har-
vest and sale of bay scallops in Florida. The commission
plans to implement the new rule July 1, if approved.
Perhaps just as important.as banning commercial
harvest of bay scallops, the new rule would will also
stop all sport netting of scallops south of the Suwanee
I say "perhaps" because a call to the MFC reveals
that a grand total of 120 pounds of bay scallops were
caught by commercial fishers on the west coast of
Florida last year.
Those "bay scallops" you see on restaurant menus
are really calico scallops from near Cape Canaveral,
where they're both plentiful and delicious. Come to
think of it, they taste pretty good when eaten here, too.
What with the ever-cleaner waters (I hope) and the
new introduction of scallops in both Sarisota and
Tampa Bays, the day may come when we'll have a
sports season here again. It's been too long.
Another proposed MFC rule that could have a
huge local impact is the spotted seatrout measure
going to final public hearing in June.
The commission has considered various options to
manage the generally-agreed-to-be-overfished seatrout .
- including serious consideration of imposing a one-
to three-year moratorium on all seatrout statewide.
It was finally decided that to achieve a 35 percent
spawning potential ratio by the year 2000, the new
rules would: (hold onto your jig now):
SProhibit all harvest and sale of spotted seatrout
during January and February every year,
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recreational catches from 24 to 20 inches,
Repeal all season quotas and trip limits for com-
mercial catches and establish a daily trip limit of 50
pounds per vessel. Additionally, commercials could
only land spotted seatrout as nondirected incidental
Reduce the recreational daily bag limit from 10
to two spotted seatrout per person.
These folks are serious. While I'm personally not
convinced trout are in as much trouble as many folks
(who can't seem to catch them) say, I'm certainly will-
ing to support the new rules just in case I'm wrong.
Good, strong management of our fisheries is the
key togood fishing. Anybody who tells you it'll all just
be fine as soon as we get rid of the netters, the spotters
or whatever, is pulling your leg. Honest, strong man-
agement is the answer, and it always will be the answer.
It's trendy to think that government can't do any-
thing right,tbut we've all seen the snook come back.
And the tfdfish, and certainly the kings, too.
The fact is our government works pretty darn well
much of the time, and I point to our increasingly good
fishing as an example.
Speaking of the government, there's a strong new
law concerning the sending of phony distress calls. It
seems there're always a few jokers out there doing
something stupid like sending false maydays so
beginning now they may soon be getting theirs.
Recently passed into law and signed by President
Clinton, folks now sending false distress signals face
up to six years behind bars and fines of up to $250,000.
We're talking felony here.
Boat/US Reports tells of a fellow in Virginia re-
cently convicted and fined $50,000 for his "Cry wolf"
stupidity. According to the story, this guy sent a false
"SOS" in Morse code, claiming his vessel was sinking.
The U.S. Coast Guard sent two ships to the re-
ported scene, along with two choppers and two conven-
tional aircraft all in vain. Coast Guard officials es-
timate the cost of responding to the phony call as ex-
ceeding $100,000. That's not hard to believe.
So, with some luck, the number of these phony
calls will drop drastically, and the dummies practicing
this juvenile behavior will finally have to pay the bills
See you next week.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 5, 1994 A PAGE 21 JI-
Snook still fishers best friend
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook still are the best bet for fishermen. By the
way, don't forget the fishing tournament during the
Island centennial celebration May 22. The event, at the
Bradenton Beach Pier, will be for children up to age 16,
and there's an adult category as well. The tourney will
be from noon to 4 p.m., and its free if kids are accom-
panied by an adult.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
landed five snook Saturday night, all of 'em keepers in
the 24- to 32-inch length range. He also said fishers
have been hooking some whopper linesiders that they
haven't been able to get onto the deck. In other fishing.
action, Kevin said a few mackerel, jacks and drum have
also been caught.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
have landed a few small snook, some huge redfish that
had to be released, and a few mackerel. Night anglers
League standings (second half of
season) for the week
ending April 23
Haley's Motel 3-0
D.Coy Ducks 1-1
Westbay AC 1-2
Uncle Dan's Place 4-0
Betsy Hills 3-1
Island Discount Tackle 2-2
Quality Builders 2-2
Bali Hai 1-3
Tip of the Island 0-4
have been able to catch a few small sharks, he added.
Toni at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip is averaging 150 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trip is averaging 100 head of vermillion, lane and
mangrove snapper, porgies, trigger fish and a couple grou-
per. The nine-hour trip is averaging 40 head of red and
black grouper and mangrove snapper.
Shirley at the Bradenton Beach Pier said Tony
King caught a 14-inch flounder and a 15-inch whiting
while fishing at the pier last week. Debb Sobczak also
did well with a 21-inch drum, and Teresa Beruge
caught a 25-inch sheepshead and a 21-inch black drum.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been getting his charters
onto a lot of snook, some tipping the scales at 10 pounds.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's still catching plenty
of kingfish offshore. Capt. Mark said his clients have
also been catching some whopper reds, some up to 15
pounds in weight.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been turning his customers
on to some 20-pound snook and plenty of catch-and-
Capt. Todd Romine said snook, redfish and some
very big trout are the best bets, with snook coming onto
a line almost every time he goes out.
Capt. Phil Shields has been going offshore and end-
ing up with a lot of black fin tuna in the ice box. Also
coming in are cobia, mangrove snapper and a few kings.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said he's hearing
reports of a few kingfish, lots of snook and plenty of
catch-and-release reds. Offshore, Rick said he's been
hearing good reports of red and black grouper, some up
to 20 pounds, caught in less than 100 feet of water.
On my boat Magic I've been able to catch plenty
of snook, most on the small side, as well as a couple 26-
inch trout and a few released redfish.
Good luck and good fishing.
Major League player stats top 6
Name (Team) G AB H
Greg LaPensee (WAC) 13 38 22
Robbie Douglas (Ducks) 11 32 17
Scot Atkinson (Haley's) 13 29 15
Jacob Becker (AMFD) 14 30 15
Paul Feeney (AMFD) 14 45 21
Rickie Buckelew (Haleys) 13 37 17
Shark Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Residents of Holmes Beach in the vicinity of 33rd Street were surprised to see an 8-foot (plus) hammerhead
shark on the beach last week. John Hunter, a Bradenton Beach dive instructor and three other divers found
the large shark and two small black tips dead just 30 yards offshore. The sharks were discovered in approxi-
mately 8feet of water on the bottom and drug ashore by the divers. Other than a damaged gill plate, the
hammerhead appeared unharmed. Mote Marine officials were expected pick up and examine the shark the
following day only to discover the hammerhead headless. The carcas was removed by county workers
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DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
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Fri5/6 10:23 1.9ft 3:35 0.6ft 11:08 1.5ft 4:38 0.4ff
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Sun 5/8 12:04 1.5ft 4:29 0.9ft 11:03o' 2.1ft 5:53 0.1ft
Mon5/9 12:50 1.4ft 4:47 1.0ft 11:25a' 2.2ft 6:28 0.0ft
Tue5/10 1:30 1.4ft 5:02 1.1ft 11:50a' 2.3ft 7:00 -0.1ft
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Centennial celebration plans three-day
schedule of events May 20-22
The Anna Maria Island Centennial will be cel-
ebrated May 20 through 22, as proclaimed by the
mayors of the three Island cities of Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City.
According to local historical records, 1894 was the
year George Emerson Bean, the first white settler,
homesteaded on the north point of Anna Maria Island.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Friday, May 20
On May 20, from 5 to 10 p.m., a street dance will
be held in the parking lot of the Island Shopping Cen-
ter with music by Island musicians, the Hammer-
heads. Opening the show will be Dean, formerly of
the DTs with a new entourage. Music at the event is
sponsored by The Islander Bystander.
The official centennial opening ceremony will be
held at 8 p.m. Highlights of the evening will include
a George Bean look-a-like beard contest and an
"early settler" costume contest. Food and drink will
be offered. Prizes will be awarded throughout the
evening. A $2 donation is requested.
Saturday, May 21
The Grand Parade, sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Privateers, will be held on May 21. The pa-
rade begins at Coquina Beach at 10 a.m. and will
traverse the Island landing at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria at approximately 11 a.m.
A Family Picnic immediately follows the parade
at the park. Members of the Island Rotary will cook
hot dogs, hamburgers and other treats. Cold drinks
will be available. Music, entertainment and games.
are all part of the day's festivities. Trolley rides will
be available from the park every half hour to take
visitors on a tour of historic sites in Anna Maria.
At the historic Anna Maria City Pier at the end of
Pine Avenue, excursion boat rides will be available
from 10 am. to 5 p.m. The Miss Cortez will cruise the
bay and Gulf waters, leaving the dock every half-hour.
Brian Beebe will entertain. The boat trips will be a re-
minder of the days before bridges, when everyone came
to the Island by boat and docked at the pier.
Flavors of the Island will be found at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, from 6 to 10 p.m. Island restaurants will
offering their include the Anchorage, Chez Andre,
Domino's Pizza, Gulf Drive Cafe, Joe's Eats and
Sweets, Rotten Ralph's, Sandbar, Beach House, Ato's,
Shell's, BridgeTender Inn, Vienna Castle, Rod and
Reel Pier, Sign of the Mermaid and the Crown &
Thistle British Pub. Entertainment begins at 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, May 22
Sunday is designated Centennial Sunday. Island
ministers have been asked to bring the early history of
the Island to their congregations and choirs are practic-
ing several old Anna Maria songs.
A Craft Marketplace will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.
at Coquina Beach. Artists and craftspersons are invited
to participate. Booths are $20 for space. Call Sandy
Greiner at 778-2864 to reserve a space. Trolley rides
will be available from the site every half hour to take
visitors on a tour of historic sites in Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach.
Other centennial events
The Anna Maria Island Elementary School spon-
sored a poster contest in which all 400 students drew
pictures of their favorite historic spots on the Island.
They will be shown along with an historic display of
posters in shops, motels and restaurants on the Island.
A time capsule will be buried on the school
grounds to be retrieved in 25 years. Each class will put
an item in the capsule. Fifth graders will take a bus tour
of historic sites.
A drive-by Tour of Historic Sites will take place all
three days. On May 22, from 2 to 4 p.m., some homes
will be open to the public. Maps and information will
be available at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine
Ave.. Anna Maria, and from The Islander Bystander.
The Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach Post Offices
will issue a once-in-a-lifetime Anna Maria Island Centen-
nial Celebration Cancellation. Mock post offices, manned
by postal employees, will be set up at each event during
the three-day celebration. Anything, such as historical
booklets or programs or postcards, can be canceled. Pre-
canceled envelopes and souvenir sheets on parchment
paper will also be available for collectors.
Centennial souvenirs, which include historic post-
cards, T-shirts and polo shirts, coffee mugs and buttons
with the centennial logo are available at the Island Mu-
seum in Anna Maria, Haley's Motel and Home True
Value Hardware in Holmes Beach and at Joe's Eats and
Sweets and Sunset Beach Motel in Bradenton Beach.
All proceeds from the Centennial will benefit the
Anna Maria Elementary School, the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce and the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
For more information or to volunteer to help at any
of the centennial events, call Centennial Chairman
Luke Courtney at 778-5405.
Dignitaries celebrated at the Bradenton Beach Post Office opening in September 1952.
Join us at the party!
Friday May 20 5 to 10 pm $2
Island Shopping Center Holmes Beach
Street Dance, Beard Contest,
Grand Opening Ceremony
Music by Dean from DTs and the Hammerheads -
sponsored by The Islander Bystander
OPEN HOUSE: THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Please stop by our office in the shopping center for some old-
fashioned. Island hospitality while you're at the street dance.
(We're right between D.Coy Ducks and Chez Andre)
A circus-like atmosphere prevailed at the opening of the Cortez Bridge in 1957.
Join us in the parade!
May 21 Saturday *
From Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach,
to Bayfront Park in Anna Maria -
for an old-time picnic.
The Islander Bystander will be "parading"
in two trolleys. Ride with us! Call 778-7978
for a seat. (Call soon, seating is limited.)
Sponsored by the Privateers.
Join us in the parade enter now!
Call Parade Chairman Will Stokes 794-6889
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 5, 1994 0 PAGE 23 I1
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happenings while they are away, The Islander Bystander is now mailing
more than 600 subscriptions out of town and out of state.
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eleven direct Gulf front apartments with spectacu-
lar, panoramic views and wide, sandy walking
beach. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
SHORT WALK TO GULF OR BAY from this
freshly painted duplex. 2 bedrooms and a second
bath on each side increase the desirability as ei-
ther your home or as rental. Large utility rooms
with washer/dryer hook-ups and a deck off the liv-
ing rooms add to the appeal. Priced at $109,000.
Call Tom Eatman for further details.
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.
WATERFRONT Spacious 3BR-2BA waterfront
residence in excellent Holmes Beach neighbor-
hood on large lot. Home has open-floor plan with-
vaulted ceilings and a new roof. Priced at
$179,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
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420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
Anna Maria home includes additional space for
ipation or Mother-in-law suite plus two bedrooms,
om with built in BBQ, and cozy living room with
On two nicely landscaped lots and docking privi-
ing $199,500. Call Marie Franklin.
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IN REALTY BROKR
"We ARE the Island.'
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5-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250
835 North Shore Drive. This 3 bedroom, 2
bath Gulffront home is beyond description.
$469,000. Liberal OWNER FINANCING
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Lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in desirable Gulf
Front complex. A pristine beach is just steps away
from this fully furnished condo. ONLY $84,500.
REDUCED. Call Ken Jackson 778-6986 eves. or
Pat Jackson 778-3301 eves.
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9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
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Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 u.o.N 4467
ISLAND LAWN SERVICE
Donnie Rivera (813) 778-7508
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
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Commercial & Residential
No Overtime Chargesl
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
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STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
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MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
and we come to you!
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S andy Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
W LaWl Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service ,. 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7781 345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
FIND GREAT DEALS on meals ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander.
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.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
2 SWIVEL ROCKERS $50 ea., king size sleeper
sofa $150, dinette set $100, carpet $100. Call 778-
4036 or 813-644-2951.
KITCHEN AID double oven, microwave, carpeting
and beds. 778-9335.
HOT TUB SPA. Leisure Bay Medallion 1000. New-
still in crate. Paid $3200, sell for $2500 or best offer.
MISC. FURNITURE for sale. 778-1972.
WALNUT 5-DRAWER bureau. $50. 778-2787.
BIG GARAGE SALE. Sat., May 7th, 9 am to 1pm,
440 62nd St. 778-4805. Many household items, twin
beds like new, Duncan Phyfe table & chairs.
BIKE FOUND abandoned at Islander Bystander of-
fice. Call 778-7978 or come by the office to claim.
BENS AND IRENES Dog baby-sitting service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL: Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. Call
mobile phone # 356-4649.
DOCK FOR RENT. 74th St. canal. Call 778-2390.
1991 14' WAHOO, w/30hp Yamaha. Great shape,
asking $3,400. (813) 792-0498.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
AD PRODUCTION help wanted. Experienced in
Pagemaker and ad layout. Part-time. Call or stop in
The Islander Bystander.
BOAT SALESMAN for new & used boat dealer, high
income potential. Call Ken at 778-5577.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-9413 or 778-
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for immediate employ-
ment at Rod & Reel Motel. 778-2780.
LAWN SERVICE now hiring labor. Call 778-1345.
WANTED PART-TIME secretarial help. Good typist
& some computer experience helpful. Call Robin at
TELEMARKETING, $6-$8 per hour guaranteed. No
nights or weekends, ideal job for retirees on a fixed
income. Call Preston 761-0092 8 am to 3 pm.
BOOKKEEPER FULL CHARGE. Immediate open-
ing in public accounting firm on Anna Maria Island.
Must have strong computer skills & be experienced
in A/R, A/P, payroll & sales tax reports. 778-6118.
LOVING, RESPONSIBLE and reliable person to care
for a 5-year-old and 2-year-old. Saturday 6:30 am
to 3 pm. References required. 778-4926.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSIFIED.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, windows, moving help, or-
ganizing, 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.
CPD LANDSCAPING, INC. "Natural by Design".
Design Installation Renovations. Full-Service
Landscape Maintenance. Longboat Key. 383-9212.
ISLAND PAINTER clean, fast & reasonable. Call
Big Jim 778-5587.
CARING MOM of 2 small kids will care for your chil-
dren in my home on a part-time basis. Call, 778-
FRIENDLY MATURE WOMAN will care for your
loved one. Excellent cook & driver. Will stay over-
night. Experienced with Alzheimer's patients. Local
references avail. 778-7449.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, inc. palms. Insured, reasonable, Island
resident. Local references. Call Brewers 778-7790.
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.
MONTGOMERYS CERAMIC TILE Professional installa-
tion and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident 25
years. 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.
REPAIRS, CARPENTRY, ceiling fans, painting int.,
ext., roof coating and repairs. Screen repairs, low
prices guaranteed. Call 778-0410 leave message.
BILL THE HANDYMAN is accepting jobs. For de-
pendable, quality work call 778-7675. A permanent
1LG/1SM commercial studios. Gulf view. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, crafts, ect. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
COTTAGES on the beach in Anna Maria City. Wk/
SUMMER RENTAL Adirondack Mountains lakefront.
May 1 to Oct. 1, 1994. $3000 season. Ideal for
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 3/2 unfurnished, 2 car garage, end of
deep water canal, newly decorated, $1,200/mo.
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 fur-
nished 2 Br avail for '95. 778-7107.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING
Hand wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish,
Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires, Shampoo
Carpets & Seats, Dress Interior, Satin-Black
Under Carraige, Engine Cleaned & Silicone
Protected. Everything included for $85 -
on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office.
Call the mobile service number 356-4649
or leave a message: 778-9392.
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ROOMMATE WANTED: Female needed to rent Ig.
bedroom in very 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.
ANNA MARIA, Gulf/Bay views. 1 bedroom, patio,
pool. Furnished or unfurnished. $550 incl. utilities.
211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
HOLMES BEACH. Walk to beach and shopping. 1/
1 bath duplex. Fumished/unfurnished. Covered park-
ing. $450/mo. 778-6583.
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.
CLEAN 1BR/1B furnished or unfurnished apt.,
Holmes Beach. $430., garbage, water & sewer in-
KASTLE KEEPERS: Mature responsible couple will
house or condo sit, while you're away for the sum-
mer. Maintenance, plant care or whatever. Please
call 778-0601, evenings.
BEACH RENTAL 1 Bedroom, completely remolded,
carpeted. 100' to Coquina Beach. $115 weekly -
annual, includes utilities. 778-2036.
LOCATION: One lot from Gulfl 2BR/2BA comfortably
furnished doll house. Available June 6th. Call now to
reserve your vacation. Seabreeze, 778-4372. ,
WANTED: Small, furn. 1 bedroom apt. or cottage,
Jan. thru April 95, by single male, non-smoker senior.
Write Glenn, 1601 SE 9th Ave..St.Cloud, MN 56304.
3 BEDROOM cottage near Keene, NH. Sleeps 6,
mountain view, 1 mile to lake with public beach. July,
August. $800/mo. 778-2167.
HOLMES BEACH, very nice 1 bedroom apt., 100 yds
to Gulf, furnished or unfurnished. No pets, 778-5246.
ANNUAL RENTAL, Anna Maria City. Lovely 2/2 du-
plex, completely furnished. Cable, microwave, dish-
S washer. 1 block to best Gulf Beach and shopping.
Sorry, no pets. $630, plus utilities. 778-2190.
SEASONAL Gulffront & canal homes & condos.
Weekly & monthly. Call Debbie Thrasher, Anna
Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
2/2 DUPLEX APT west of Gulf Dr. 3 houses from
Gulf. Completely furnished, central a/c/heat, Florida
room. Yearly furnished $1,000/mo + util.- Season
$1520/mo + tax & util. Pets ok. Call 753-5397.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2/2 Duplex re-
cently renovated. New tile, carpet & appliances. 1
blk. from beach & shopping. Available June 1st.
$575/mo + util. (813) 689-8101.
MAY 7 TO 21 SPECIAL. Gulffront 3/2, steps to wa-
ter, all amenities. $500 wk. 778-3171
FURNISHED EFF. APT. May-Nov. 15. Clean, quiet,
close to beach. Ideal for 1 person. No Pets. $400/mo
plus elec. Holmes Beach. 778-2071.
NEED RENTAL for Jan., Feb., March. Write Anna
May Peet, 6665 Stillwater Blvd., Oakdale, MN 55128
or call Jack, 778-6153.
STUDIO APT Holmes Beach across from beach. $30
daily, $125 weekly, $440 monthly. Cable TV and micro-
wave included. 778-0727 or 924-7260. Avail. May 1.
WANTED Annual rental. Single male with bird and
Hobie Cat seeks condo on Gulf or small home on Is-
land. (North of Manatee) long term rental or lease/pur-
chase. Ready to move in June 1. Call Tom 749-1056.
ISLAND CONDO 2/2. 2 lanais, eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, pool, walk to beach, low maintenance
fee and owner may finance! 99,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins, Island Real Estate, 778-6066 or 795-0105
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,
HOLMES BEACH Palm Harborlot 80 x 100ft. Bro-
ker protection. 792-0408.
NEW HOUSE in Holmes Beach. 3/2, quiet street, pri-
vate boat launch, two blocks to beach. $184,500.
LUXURY LOT on Ivanhoe Lane, Key Royale. Du-
plex, 208 Peacock. Reach Richard at 778-6066. Is-
land and Key Specialist.
THE SEARCH is over. Charming 2/2 on wide canal.
Split bedroom plan. Five minutes to beach and
Intracoastal. Move-in condition. $149,900. M56059.
Call Jim Layfield, Neal & Neal Realtors. 383-3708.
CONDO FOR SALE. Playa Encantada 2/2 furnished.
Owner/Realtor. $128,500. Call 758-9380.
JUST LISTED! 3BR/2BA home. Holmes Beach.
$89,900. Reach Richard at 778-6066. Island Key
Specialist at Island Real Estate.
BY OWNER at Perico Bay Club. $89,500. must see
to appreciate! Gorgeous Lake view. 2BR/2BA with
many up-grades. Security, covered parking, pool,
spa and tennis. 794-5085.
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310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
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