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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
one to go for
By Mark Ratliff
Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed Chiles has scored a
victory with the Anna Maria Planning Commission, but
may have one battle still to fight to obtain the alley va-
cation he seeks. At its meeting May 18, the planning
commission gave a unanimous seal of approval to
Chiles' request, and the matter was set to go before the
city commission for approval.
If the city commission concurs, Chiles will own an
alley that runs adjacent to the east wall of his restaurant.
Chiles says he needs the land in order to make some
improvements to his establishment, and he claims that
if the city grants his petition for vacation, it will prove
no great loss to the public since the alley hasn't been
used as such for years. In addition, Chiles said he will
give the city an easement on another piece of land that
will allow the passage of people and cars.
Planning Commission Chairman Tom Turner stifled
several speakers voicing opposition to the alley vacation,
which drew accusations of bias. Turner said he cut people
off because the comments were not material to the issue.
Although Turner did not explain how he judged the
relevance of speakers' comments, a week before the
hearing City Attorney Jim Dye met with each of the
five planning commissioners to advise them how they
should proceed. Dye says he did not tell them how to
PLEASE SEE SANDBAR, PAGE 4
'Walled City' only
By Paul Roat
There's some good news for aesthetically minded
people in Bradenton Beach: the controversial fence
surrounding the Bradenton Beach Marina property
owned by Allan Bazzy is only temporary, he said, and
should be removed within a few months.
Bazzy's barricade began a feud in the city several
months ago and brought to light a glitch within the city
codes. City officials had intended fences to be limited
to three or four feet in height along a property line
when they re-wrote the codes a few years ago, but the
specific language did not call for that height limit.
Bazzy constructed a six-foot wooden fence sur-
rounding his property just touth of the Cortez Bridge,
spurring some residents to begin referring to Bradenton
Beach as "The Walled City." Bazzy's fence is legal.
"The marina fence is temporary," Bazzy said
Thursday. "I think the fence is as ugly as you and most
of the neighbors think," he said, adding the fence was
erected for insurance purposes and "hopefully it will be
With a "zoning in progress" designation in place to
halt any new fence erection in the city, Bradenton
Beach officials are working to develop new laws de-
signed to limit fence construction.
City council and planning and zoning board mem-
bers met in a special joint session Thursday to hammer
out the fine points of the new fence laws. Preliminary
'discussions brought consensus on several points:
Side and rear fences will be limited to six feet,
except where there is a residential/commercial use
back-to-back, when fences may be higher;
Front fences will be limited three feet in height;
Hedges will be limited to four feet in height at
front property lines, six feet in height at rear and back
Current laws allow a six-foot fence to be erected at
the property line around an entire parcel of land.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND:
WAY TO GO!
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The Anna Maria Island Centennial was a
resounding success, with thousands
enjoying themselves. Pictured above is the
Privateers float in the parade the organi-
zation sponsored At left, Dick Hennessy
and centennial chair Luke Courtney
present awards at the street dance.
Bottom left, Lauren Shuford steps out
during the Flavors of the Island. Below,
Charlie Grace and Barbara Turner were
historically costumed for the occasion.
For more pictures,
see page 10.
Islander Photo: Mark Ratlff Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Gulf Drive study group
changed to St. Bernard
The public hearing on changes in drainage, land-
scaping and easements along Gulf Drive has changed
location to the St. Bernard Catholic Church Activity
Room, 248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25.
789 Task Force Chairman Mike Bartles said the
change in meeting location was changed from
Bradenton Beach due to the large turnout expected.
The Task Force will present recommendations to the
roadway from the Longboat Pass Bridge north to Mana-
tee Avenue. Recommendations include additional bike
paths and sidewalks, improved drainage, landscaping and
the addition of two more traffic circles on the Island.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Community in Crisis..................... Page 2
Opinion......................................... Page 6
The Way We Were............................ Page 7
Summer camps............................ Page 8
Announcements......................... Page 12
School Daze .................................. Page 16
Streetlife..................................... Page 18
Outdoors ............................... Page 20-21
Fishing contest winners ............. Page 22
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
IE PAGE 2 0 MAY 26, 1994 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Teen forum: resisting the pressures
By Pat Copeland
Part VII in a series
A group of teens has been following the series,
"Community in crisis," in the Islander Bystander and
requested a forum to air their views on the subject and
tell how they have successfully resisted the pressures
to use drugs and engage in sexual activity. All re-
The panel of middle and high schoolers are all high
achievers. They are class leaders and officers, academi-
cally and artistically gifted, perform community service
and participate in school clubs and other extra curricu-
All agreed that drug use and sexual activity is in-
creasing among teens, that such activity has moved into
the middle schools and is making its way into the el-
They had their own alarming stories about their
A second grader using drugs.
A middle schooler drunk on a school field trip.
A middle schooler hiding cocaine in the school
A high schooler drunk on exam day.
A high schooler who is high on drugs every day
Said one middle schooler, "When I got into middle
school I was shocked at the number of kids who use
drugs and have sex. Now I'm involved every day with
kids who do."
Another noted, "A lot of kids at King (Middle
School) come high every day. It's really scary, espe-
cially at King. Imagine, if it's happening at King, how
is it in other schools?"
One high schooler said she felt the increase in
sexual activity may be worse than drug use and cited
"amazing stories of sexual activity" from peers.
Falling through the cracks
What do they believe are the causes of the increase
in drug use and sexual activity? The group cited peer
By Pat Copeland
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola caused an
uproar among members of the Holmes Beach City
Council last week.
At the May 16 Island Transportation Planning Or-
ganization (ITPO) meeting, Pierola announced that she
would like to step down as the group's chairperson and
recommended that Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim
Kissick take her place.
Holmes Beach Council members maintained that
Pierola received special permission from ITPO to con-
tinue as the chair for another year. They further main-
pressure, curiosity, excitement, challenge and glorifi-
cation in television and movies.
One said, "It's curiosity. Kids are going to do drugs
and alcohol to find out what they're like. That's natural.
Many will try them and move on, but it's the continuation
(of use) that shows a weakness in a person's life."
On sexual activity, one high schooler said, "It's
become more accepted. It doesn't have the social
stigma attached to it that it used to have."
Another added, "With drugs, there's a concentrated
media campaign to oppose their use and everybody
agrees drugs are bad, but with sexual activity there are
all the moral and religious issues to deal with and dif-
ferences in how parents feel about it. Many people
don't want to deal with that."
A third student noted, "There's so much sex on
television that it's become just another thing to do.
There's no emotion attached to it."
All agreed that these activities cut across all types
of family situations.
"I know kids who are very bright, with good par-
ents, who have good Christian ethics that are doing
these things," said one youth.
Another added, "It affects everyone. Good paren-
tal influence has a bearing but there are so many other
pressures on kids that the influence is overwhelmed.
There are others who do not get acceptance and love
from their families and turn to drugs and sex."
What really worries them, said the teens, is the in-
creasing number of kids who could be guided away
from a negative lifestyle but are not being helped.
"There are always going to be bad kids who will do
these things and not care. Nothing anyone can do will
change them," explained a middle schooler. "But there are
trained that if Pierola stepped down, the chair should
revolve to the Holmes Beach representative.
"I think that Holmes Beach should take the ITPO
leadership right now," said Councilwoman Pat Geyer.
"If Katie's resigning, we should be the next in line, not
someone from Bradenton Beach."
It was the consensus of council that if Pierola is to
resign, the Holmes Beach representative is to take the
chair. The council also voted to name Geyer as the al-
ternate ITPO representative to the mayor.
Later in the week, Pierola changed her mind about
stepping down as the ITPO chair and will remain in the
seat for the remainder of the term.
too many kids who are on the border that are falling
through the cracks. Those are the ones we need to reach."
Teens share criticisms,
This group of young people share many of the
same criticisms of the drug and sex education programs
and suggestions to improve the programs as other teens
"Kids are not getting what they need to know about
sex from their parents and sex education in school is so
scientific and clinical that you don't understand it or it
is boring," said one middle schooler. "They should
teach the emotional aspects of it."
"They should focus on real people," said another.
"Bring in kids who have taken drugs and screwed up
their lives and girls who have gotten abortions or got-
ten pregnant to tell us what it's really like. And they
should be kids who are close to our age and background
with the same kinds of problems as we have."
One high schooler said, "We need instructors who
care not our physical education teacher. We need
teachers that we can trust, so we are not embarrassed
to ask questions. Sex is hard enough to deal with but
having a stranger teach it or having to ask our parents
"You can't keep kids from having sex, so you have
to teach them safe sex," said another.
They also agreed with other teens interviewed dur-
ing the series that teen activities are key to prevention
"One problem is that this county offers very little
entertainment for kids under 21," noted a high schooler.
"Kids would like to have a club, a hangout, but no one
wants to open one because it's not going to be profit-
able or they think kids will be too much hassle. We
must have the community's support for something like
"Teens need more activities and not activities that
50-year-old men think up," said another. "Have a teen
panel to help create activities because kids know what
.th.y like to do."
One commented on Island life, "This is a great
place to grow up. It's a great place to live and have a
safe feeling.-But for teens, there's nothing to do.",
Panel members also agreed with police on chang-
ing the juvenile justice system.
"We need to make examples of teens who are
caught using drugs and alcohol," said one high
schooler, "and come down a lot harder on them. Their
names and pictures should be used in the newspaper.
If they want to do these things to look and feel older,
then they should pay adult consequences."
"Kids see their friends or siblings get caught and
not get into trouble," said another. "This sends a mes-
sage to others that nothing will happen to you if you get
"Make them spend a night in jail." one suggested.
"These kids need to learn that it's not fun sitting in
What makes the difference?
The biggest difference between these teens and
other teens is self motivation and self-esteem.
One group of teens will complain that there is noth-
ing to do and that's where it ends. They "hang out" and
grumble about being bored. The other group will also
complain that there is nothing to do but has the drive
to find activities that not only fill up their time, but
enrich their lives as well.
They set goals for themselves and achieve those
goals just for the satisfaction of doing so. They take on
projects for the joy of completing them. They are not
content to sit in school and merely listen. They want
challenge and have the motivation to go that extra step.
"The difference is that we've found an outlet,"
explained one high schooler. "We seek activities that
take up our time and that we enjoy. We seek friends
who are doing the same things. We take on projects
with just the goal of succeeding because it gives us
satisfaction and confidence to see the results of our
"We need to be more supportive of our peers who
are having problems," added a middle schooler. "We
need to listen to them and find ways to help them build
Next weekly The solution: get mad and get involved
'TAKING ON WATER' AND THEN SOME
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
A 50-foot 1955-vintage Chris Craft boat found a new watery berth off Bradenton Beach early Monday
morning. The vessel was under tow to Sarasota Sunday for a marine survey when the towing boat
began overheating. The big boat was anchored off the Sixth Street South jetty to await another tow
boat. When the sun rose Monday, the boat was "taking on water, according to U.S. Coast Guard
spokesman MK 2 Depree and, when Coast Guard crew arrived on scene, less than afoot and a half of
freeboard was left above water. Despite efforts to pump the boat out, it settled onto the bottom in about
eight feet of water less than 100 feet from shore. Depree said fuel tanks were empty on the boat and the
engines were recently overhauled, so "we don't expect any pollution problems." Florida Marine
Patrol officials advised the vessel's owners to remove the vessel as soon as possible. As of Tuesday, the
boat was still off Bradenton Beach.
Pierola causes outcry in Holmes Beach
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MAY 26, 1994 E PAGE 3 BI
Signage barrage topic of Anna Maria discussion
What to do about the proliferation of signs is still
a cause for pondering within the City of Anna Maria.
A total of 54 signs prohibiting everything from
boat launching to exceeding the 25 mph speed limit
stretch from the southern city limits to the IGA store.
At the prompting of several residents, Commissioner
Dottie McChesney is heading a committee charged
with looking at the problem and providing city com-
missioners with a solution.
"People are concerned with the character of Anna
Maria," committee member Pierre Renaldo said re-
cently of the regulatory barrage of signs facing motor-
ists entering the city, "and what a welcome to come
into the city..."
His assessment: "If we want to say welcome, then
put on a welcome face."
Toward that "laid back, you're on vacation" ambi-
ance, committee members have suggested re-creating
signs that are more in keeping with the flair of Anna
Maria. Specifically, McChesney has suggested replacing
as many negative signs as possible, replacing those that
Take me out to
the ball game
These new bleachers
were purchased by the
City of Holmes Beach
for the ball field behind
city hall. The city used a
portion of a $10,000
grant from the Rex
Hagan Foundation for
the purchase. The
remainder of the grant
will be used for a batting
cage and lighting for the
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
must remain with international symbols informing people
of the dos and don't of city, county and state laws.
International symbols usually an outline with a
bar through it, indicating the activity prohibited "is
the smartest thing to do," McChesney said.
She said she hopes to improve street signs through
both better placement and appearance, bringing them
into a standard height.
McChesney has solicited the help of Manatee County
planners to aid in the signage issue. Joaquin Servia, plan
implement administrator for the county planning, permit-
ting and inspection department, has agreed to assist in
providing help to the city to solve the sign problem.
"The real question you have is to look at the stretch
of signs coming into the city and decide if that's what
you want," Servia advised committee members.
Questioned about the number of regulatory signs
within the city, prohibiting different actions as an
example, there are four 25 mph signs within a one-mile,
northbound stretch of Gulf Drive alone Servia said
"you can't put people on notice of all your regulations."
Many of the regulatory signs were put in place in
reaction to a specific problem or issue. As the problem
abated, the signs remained.
Among specific recommendations under consider-
ation is placement of a warning sign in Holmes Beach
informing motorists of the slow speed zone throughout
Anna Maria. The committee is also considering:
Putting a "Stop" sign on North Bay Boulevard to
slow traffic, possibly at Hibiscus Avenue.
* Removing the Crime Watch sign near the city
Removing all negative signs at the city's en-
trance, relocating them to where the law applies.
Combining "Dead End" signs and street signs on
Add "Children at Play" signs on North Bay Bou-
Combining "Stop" and street signs at Pine Av-
enue at Gulf Drive.
McChesney said she expected the committee's
suggestions to be presented to the city council in June.
Anna Maria City
5/26, 7:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board
5/26, 10 a.m., Police Study Committee
5/26, 7 p.m., Council work session,
No meetings scheduled
5/26, 1:30 p.m., Community Forum,
workshop to develop a community needs
assessment, Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
5/26, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic
Association, Tingley Library
All government offices will be closed for
Memorial Day May 30.
JD Food Mart & Deli (414 Pine Ave.) is now
pumping fuel again. We would like to apologize
for any inconvenience. We would also like to thank
everyone that gave us their continued and more
than average patronage thru this crisis.
Thank you. See you at J D 's.
414 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM 9 PM
I]] PAGE 0 MAY 26, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
A request for a commercial use of a dock off
Bridge Street prompted some angry words about
the area's revitalization efforts Thursday.
Charles Ugarte and Mike Norman both criti-
cized city officials and planners for not moving
fast enough in providing zoning changes to the
area, site of a $500,000 revitalization effort.
"If you want to see Bridge Street develop, we'll
have to see some big changes," Ugarte told city coun-
cil members. "Special solutions are in order for
A problem, both Ugarte and Norman agreed,
was the city's land development regulations,
which both said were too restrictive and time con-
suming for any development in the "Historic Old
Town" section of the city surrounding Bridge
"Bridge Street is at a stand-still right now,"
Norman said. "You're going nowhere." He had
particularly harsh words for City Planner Bill
Brisson, who Norman accused of "writing the land
development codes in such a fashion that no one
can change the land development codes without
hiring him. The guy has set himself up in a situa-
tion that he just can't lose."
Mayor Katie Pierola said the land develop-
ment codes were a mandate by the State of Florida
as a part of the comprehensive plans required of all
cities. "It's a shame small towns have to do this,
but the state requires us to do comprehensive
plans," she said.
Community Redevelopment Agency Chair-
man Clem Dryden said a special designation has
been established within city zoning codes to allow
development of the Historic Old-Town area of the
city without the usually lengthy process of follow-
ing the land development codes.
"The district is designed so you don't have to
go through the hoops [of the land development
codes]," Dryden said.
Taking Dryden's advise, council members
unanimously approved the use of a dock adjacent
to the Bridge Tender Inn for a parasail operation.
by Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
vote, but merely how to weigh the evidence in coming
to a decision. Dye met with each commissioner sepa-
rately in the meeting room at city hall.
Dye said he was concerned that the planning com-
missioners might get off track as they heard testimony.
"In the past, meetings have gotten emotional," Dye
said. "I wanted to give them some tips on following
proper procedure. I just told them to keep their eye on
the code, because that's what governs the hearings."
Dye says that no one in Anna Maria city govern-
ment asked him to brief the planning commission, and
he did so on his own after conferring with associates
of his law practice.
After hearing Chiles' attorney, William Strode,
give reasons for granting the alley vacation, attorney
Bill Merrill took the floor.
Merrill introduced himself by saying he repre-
sented "approximately 20 residents and landowners
near the Sandbar Restaurant."
Merrill said the real issue was not whether the al-
ley was useful as a conduit for pedestrians and auto
traffic, but whether it is "the last growth control re-
stricting the unbridled commercial development of this
possibly large area eight or 10 lots."
Merrill didn't get too much farther before Turner
shot him down.
State agencies again pitted against each other
regarding Cortez Road mangrove trimming
Two Florida agencies are squaring off again, this
time over mangroves.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion is charging a contractor with the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation of violating mangrove trim-
ming laws as part of the expansion of Cortez Road near
119th Street in Cortez.
DEP officials have said the DOT's contractor,
Frederick Derr and Associates of Sarasota, cut about a
half-acre more mangroves than was permitted for the
road widening. Derr spokesmen have denied doing any
wrongful mangrove cutting, but have agreed to replace
the plants with other mangroves.
Mangroves are an important link in the food chain
"We're not talking about expansion," Turner said.
"We're talking primarily of the alley, and I would like
the subject to stay with that. Expansion at a later date
(would require) further hearings before this committee
and the city (commission.) So go ahead, but let's not
talk about expansion."
Merrill replied that the question of future expan-
sion was valid to pursue since the ordinance dealing
with alley vacation considers whether such action
would be detrimental to the public interest.
"I feel that I am well within the bounds of that cri-
teria, both from a legal and a factual perspective,"
Merrill said. He then listed reasons why he believed
Chiles' petition should be denied, ranging from
Merrill's claim that the petition did not contain all the
information required by law, to asserting that vacation
"would grant to (Chiles) a special benefit or privilege
- and it is at my clients' expense."
Strode rebutted Merrill's arguments point by point,
first by saying the alley was never intended as a device to
control growth. He then went on to claim that the public
would actually benefit if the vacation were granted, be-
cause the new easement Chiles' was offering to the city
would be much more useful than the current alley.
Strode then countered some residents' allegations
that Chiles' should not be granted his wish for alley
vacation because it is Chile's who is at fault for allow-
ing his restaurant to encroach into the alley. Strode's
position was that Chiles had, in good faith, relied upon
city records that indicated the alley had long ago been
abandoned by the city. Chiles could not be held ac-
countable for any encroachment, Strode said.
"(This alley) has been essentially unusable for de-
cades probably 50 years or more by reason of its
for estuaries such as Sarasota Bay, providing both a
home and nourishment to juvenile fish and other ma-
rine life. The plants are protected under state law from
destruction and adverse pruning.
DEP Secretary Virginia Weatherall will make the fi-
nal decision on whether a fine should be levied against the
DOT. Fines against the DOT could total $3,000.
The two state agencies are also at odds for environ-
mental reasons regarding the proposed replacement for the
Anna Maria Island Bridge linking Holmes Beach to the
mainland. DEP officials are denying permits to the DOT,
citing adverse impacts to mangroves and seagrass beds if
the new bridge were to be built No decision has yet been
reached on the bridge dispute.
rA tree grows in
On Tuesday, May 17,
traffic was detoured at
the Bradenton Beach
roundabout as a 30-year-
old Reclinata cluster
palm by Amerson Nursery
workers was planted. The
palm, valued at $3,500,
was difficult to find but is
salt and drought tolerant.
proximity to the restaurant prior to Mr. Chiles' acqui-
sition of the property," Strode said. "(The vacation of
the alley) would be in the best interest not only of the
property owner, but of the city and the public."
After listening to the lawyers, Turner opened the
meeting to public comment. Judy Adams voiced her
opinion about living close to the Sandbar.
"As far as the Sandbar being a good neighbor, for
the past nine years I've been going to the city commis-
sion meetings and making complaints about the noise,"
Adams said. "It has yet to stop, and three weeks ago..."
At this point, Turner interrupted her.
"Miss Adams, we're not talking about noise now,"
"He (Chiles) brought up the point of being a good
neighbor," Adams retorted. "So what can I speak of?"
"The alley," Turner replied.
So it went as several others got up to speak against
the alley vacation, with the the exchange between the
audience and the chair remaining about the same. No
one spoke in favor of the vacation other than Chiles and
When the planning commissioners questioned
Chiles, there appeared two main concerns on their
minds and they were looking for assurances in the
form of amendments to the petition.
One issue was that the easement Chiles was offer-
ing could not be moved in the future without city com-
mission approval. A second concern was that public
utilities could use the easement if needed. Chiles
agreed to both amendments.
The planning commission voted 4-0 in favor of
accepting Chiles' amended petition. Planning Commis-
sioner Jimmy Nichols did not attend the meeting.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 26, 1994 N PAGE 5ED
Memories of many a Memorial Day
By Tomara Kafka
Bob DeVane served in the Seventh Armor Divi-
sion as a medic in World War II. He was sent to Europe
in 1943 and returned on Dec. 7, 1945.
He re-enlisted in 1947 and was stationed in differ-
ent parts of the world places like Korea and Japan
- until 1956. Then he joined the Air Force Reserve
where he remained until his retirement 14 years ago as
senior master sergeant.
But those are not the days he likes to recall.
"I don't think about it much," DeVane admits.
He'd much rather talk about the Anna Maria Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8199 and his work
As the Manatee County Veteran's Council Chair-
man, DeVane serves as the coordinator for all the vet-
erans' organizations in the county for military celebra-
tions such as Veterans Day, July Fourth, Memorial Day
and Loyalty Day (May 1).
"We will be conducting a ceremony on Memorial
Day," says DeVane, "at Veterans Park at Manatee
Memorial Hospital" in Bradenton.
DeVane, who has served as commander of the
Anna Maria VFW post for seven years, joined the post
"We had about 70 or 80 members back then," says
DeVane. "Now we have about 97."
One of the VFW's missions is to donate flags to the
Boy and Girl Scouts of America, the fire departments,
the cities and to the libraries.
The Anna Maria VFW does other things as well -
such as sponsoring a T-ball team for boys and girls
through the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
And they have sponsored the Kids Fish-a-thon for 29
years. Traditionally about 100 kids show up at the. end of
every summer for fishing, free food and lots of prizes.
"We used to have it Labor Day but it's too hot,"
says DeVane. "One year we had 107 kids show up. We
get donations from merchants and we buy prizes.
Bob "Poppy" DeVane
"We spent about $500 last year," he says, "of our
own money plus what the merchants give us. The
kids have a good old time."
DeVane is known to friends and family as
The name "Poppy" was given to him by his 8-year-
old grandson Brandon who, as a baby learning to talk,
called him what he could. ,
While the nickname may be less than a decade old,
Poppy has lived in the Island since 1957.
"Right here," says DeVane, sitting in his concrete
block house in Bradenton Beach, two blocks from the
Gulf and two from the bay.
The Anna Maria VFW Post meets in the Bradenton
Beach Fire Station, behind the city hall.
The ladies meet the first Tuesday in the month,
says DeVane, the men meet the second Wednesday,
The fourth Friday is when the families get together.
"We used to have a post home in Anna Maria un-
til the mid-1980s sometime," says DeVane. "It's where
Beaver Products is now."
DeVane recalls the flea market tables they rented
out on weekends in the Anna Maria VFW building.
The installation of officers for 1994-95 is Friday,
May 27. Gary Weider of Holmes Beach is to be the
Poppy says it's time to step down.
"I'm tired," says DeVane, "wore out."
Meanwhile, the Anna Maria VFW Post 8199 is
looking for new members. And DeVane isn't too tired
to help with that.
"Yeah," he says, "tell 'em to call me. My number's
Colonel John M. Plant retires
Colonel John "Jack" M. Plant is retiring after more
than 37 years of service from the United States Army Re-
serve with a ceremony at Fort Clayton in Panama.
Currently residing in the Republic of Panama,
Plant intends to return to Florida in the near future in
order to be closer to his mother, Irene Smiley of
Holmes Beach, and sister, Irene Vondrasek. Plant,
who plans to catch up with old friends and neighbors,
says he looks forward to living at a slower pace.
Plant has evenly divided his career between the
Army Reserve and civilian endeavors in industry and
education. In the military, Plant is a Ranger-qualified
airborne Green Beret. His career includes serving be-
hind the Iron Curtain and,
more recently, has been
involved in counter nar- -
cotics and nation-build-
ing missions of the
SSouthern Command. He
is a graduate of the Com-
mand and General Staff
College as well as many Plant
military skill courses.
"The most gratifying thing to me," says Plant, "is
that I was a participating player who was vitally in-
volved in some of the significant events of my era."
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Island of memories I
Way to go, Anna Maria Islanders.
Given another 100 years, we'll bet they couldn't do
a better job of pulling off a spectacular three days of
events in commemoration of the first settlers arriving
to homestead on this Island.
Far too numerous to mention are all the commit-
tees, volunteers, and contributors who deserve praise
and herald for a job well done.
If not a single dollar had been raised, it would have
been for the best of causes, to celebrate our first 100 years
on these grains of sand. The goal of dollars was met, the
school and community center will be getting new signs,
and the chamber and historical society will reap rewards.
To say the very least, it was all done in a style and
manner befitting only Anna Maria Island.
As we pass our love of the Island from generation to
generation, we truly are an "Island of memories."
Less signs 'more better'
Anna Maria City Commissioners are facing the
role of pathfinders as they attempt to negotiate a trail
through the maze of signs within the city, wending
their way toward a comprehensive beautification plan.
The problem is a simple one: there are 50-some
signs along Gulf Drive from the city limits to Pine Av-
enue, a distance of about a mile. Any beautification ef-
fort in the city must first face the fact that the first -
and about the only thing motorists see upon enter-
ing the city is sign after sign after sign.
Some signs are regulatory, some are informative,
some are ridiculous, like the signs prohibiting boat
launching from a city that doesn't have any place from
which to launch a boat.
The committee charged with coming up with solu-
tions to the sign barrage is considering a number of options
to bring the signs into a consistent size, shape and height.
But adding attractive signs to the already massive
proliferation of billboards doesn't make the entrance to
the city any more attractive. It just adds to the problem.
"Problem" seems central to the issue. Most of the
signs were installed to correct a specific problem at
some point in the city's history. Boat launching, for
example, undoubtedly was once a problem within the
city, so signs were installed to inform people that the
activity was prohibited. The problem was solved, but
the sign remained.
Why not get rid of all of the banners in the city -
retaining essentials such as "Stop" signs and the like -
and, if a problem arises, then replace them?
With signage, less is definitely "more better."
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Thanks to the good Samaritan
I did not get your name but I would like you to
know how much I appreciated all your help on Sunday,
Mother's Day, at approximately 11:15 a.m. at Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
I'm sure all the drivers behind me did, too.
To the woman who was angry because of my
breakdown and had a few choice words, I only hope
you will find the tolerance and compassion that the
majority of people showed.
Betsy J. Steele, Bradenton
Gazebo for all!
What an excellent idea: Billie Martini's suggestion
for summertime outdoor bands on our Island.
We used to live in Woodstock, Ill., from 1971-81
where outdoor concerts in the city square every
Wednesday night during school vacations were a wel-
come event, well attended and appreciated. The con-
certs were provided free by the local high school band
members with pride and joy to serve an audience of all
ages. Everybody brought their own chairs since only a
few benches around the square were available.
Happy memories ....
Maria Schroeder, Bradenton Beach
Alder makes Island history
Please renew my subscription for the next year.
We love the paper and enjoy the varied articles.
But my absolute favorite column is June Alder's
"Those Were the Days" of the Island's history. She's
a great writer, has a way with words and makes her
stories come alive. I wish her columns were longer!
Also the photos of things going on around the Is-
land are great for those of us who live far away.
S. Danzo, Fairview, N.J.
Holmes Beach Policeman Chuck Stearns was the
officer who helped Trudy and Stewart Moon following
Stewart Moon's car accident. He was incorrectly iden-
tified in a letter to the editor.
Thanks for making
AME float a success
On April 22, Anna Maria Elementary entered the
Florida Heritage Festival's Children's Parade at the
Palmetto Fairgrounds the first float in 19 years.
I'd like to thank our Island people and businesses
who donated their time and supplies to make our float
Special thanks to Hugh Holmes of Holmes Con-
struction Co., Mr. and Mrs. Modisett of Captain's
Marina, Island Lumber and Home Hardware, Joe
Kennedy Construction, Mrs. Hayes (AME art teacher),
Mr. and Mrs. McDonough (creative directors), Millie
and Elmo Torres, Brenda Parker, Shari Dowling, Dawn
Taylor, Pat Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Lillis, Joanne
Brown, Karen LaPensee, Mike Haupt and every
teacher at AME.
Each class at AME had a special class project to
add to our float theme: Snooty and her environment.
Mrs. Brady's class did an outstanding job on Snooty,
created with more than 35 rolls of streamers.
Thank you all for supporting our school and look
for our float in the Island Centennial Parade on May 21.
Charlie Kennedy, Holmes Beach
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A local resident, Jean Sames, brought us an article
from your newspaper "Twins double the exercise,
double the reward," written by Tomara Kafka, and
printed in your April 7 edition. Since it featured a lo-
cal resident, I would like your permission to reprint the
article. Also, I'd love to have a print of the photo of the
I also enjoyed reading your newspaper as a whole.
The Islander Bystander is a lot like our publication,
which is published twice a week in Port Clinton, Ohio,
a small summer resort community on the shores of
Lake Erie between Cleveland and Toledo.
Thanks so much for your help in this matter.
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THOSE WERE THE AYS
_ Part 9, Anna Maria Island and the Seminole War, 1835-1842
by June Alder
Gen. Thomas S. Jesup
THE GREAT ESCAPE
The use of bloodhounds to track
down fleeing Negro allies of the Semi-
noles turned American opinion against
America's "Indian removal" policy in
Florida and brought Gen. Thomas Jesup
Through all this turmoil Osceola,
the instigator of the Indian rebellion
against deportation, was biding his time.
By May 1837 several hundred
Seminoles were camped at the gates of
Fort Brooke waiting to board ships for
the West. And more were coming in
every day. There was talk that Osceola
and old Chief Arpeika (Sam Jones) -
the only hold-outs among the chiefs -
were at last ready to "come in" too.
Writing to Secretary of War Joel
Poinsett about the prospect of Osceola's
capitulation, Gen. Thomas Jesup com-
mented smugly, "I now for the first time
have allowed myself to believe the War
at an end."
But Osceola, furious about Jesup's
insistence that the Indians must turn in run-
away slaves, had a plan to thwart Jesup. It
was an audacious scheme one Jesup
could never have conceived of.
The ships were due to leave Tampa
Bay for New Orleans on June 3, the day
after the climax of the Green Corn Dance,
the most important festival of the Semi-
noles (akin to Easter). This festival was a
five-day event with dancing, feasting, fast-
ing and the drinking of the "black drink,"
a ritual most sacred to Osceola, whose
name meant "black drink."
The celebrating was extraordinarily
intense and went on until past midnight.
Finally, everything quieted down, the cel-
ebrants apparently exhausted and drunk.
' The only sounds were the rustling of the
palms and calls of wild things.
But concealed among the trees at
the edge of the huge camp were 200
warriors. In the blackness of the night,
like ghosts they stole in among the
First to be roused was Chief
Jumper, then Alligator. It was as if they
had been waiting for Osceola.
Only Chief Micanopy protested: "I
have given my word."
"You are surrounded. You will
come with us," Osceola insisted firmly.
And Arpeika snarled, "Put the old
fool on a horse!"
It was all over in a few minutes. In
utter silence even the children and
the dogs were hushed 700 Semi-
noles and blacks followed their leaders
across the river and into the woods
where horses and food and supplies
were waiting for them. Next day there
was no trace of them.
Incredibly, Jesup had been warned
of the raid. Some 120 guards were sta-
tioned around the camp. But they all
happened to be Creeks from Alabama,
hired by the army. Somehow they
failed to realize what their kin, the
Seminoles, were up to.
What Jesup termed "an abduction"
left in ruins his plan to end the war
swiftly. The bulk of the Seminole na-
tion had been within a day of leaving
-Florida forever. Now they were spread-
ing out over the peninsula, poised to
attack where and when Osceola willed.
Osceola's exploit made him an in-
stant celebrity, while Jesup's reputation
sunk to a new low. There was a clamor
to have him removed from his com-
mand. But somehow Jesup survived.
He was determined to bring about
Oscela's downfall and redeem himself.
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By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
It's that time of year again. The time when millions
of children all over the U.S. drape themselves over the
air conditioner and wish they had something better to do
than watch reruns of "Saved By The Bell."
How about summer camp?
Get out of the house, meet new people (hopefully
someone cute!), and (your parents will like this) some
camps are educational.
Here's a list of some of the planned summer ac-
tivities in the area.
Chapel Players Summer Workshop, Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria: Summer
Theatre Workshop for ages 8-14. Session: June 13-24.
Training for musical theater productions includes a
program developed to be presented for family and
friends on June 24, at 7:30 p.m. Led by Lisa Gallo and
Cheryl Carty, the
workshop will be H P Y SU
held at the Carty HAPPY S
Academy of Theatre
Dance, Bradenton. A
the Island will be
provided by Roser
Church vans. Cost is
$15 and includes
Chapel Players T-
Shirt. Scholarships i
are available. Infor-
Anna Maria Is-
Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria:
Day camp June 13-
Aug. 19 for children 6-12. Fee: $50 per week for first
child, $45 for second. Includes arts and crafts, sports,
creative writing, field trips, music, cooking, puppets
and more. Call 778-1908.
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach: Summer program for children begins
with registration on Monday, June 6, for school-aged
children grade 2 and older. On Wednesdays, June 22
and 29, July 13 and 20, a pre-school and first grade
evening story time is 7 to 7:30 p.m. Call 778-6341.
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 gulf Dr., Holmes Beach: Vacation Bible School,
June 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon. Activities include
Bible lessons, crafts and music. For all Island children
who attended kindergarten through the 5th grade dur-
ing the 1993-94 school year. Call 778-1638.
Manatee County Parks and Recreation, G.T.
Bray Park, Bradenton: Summer Blast Camp 1994.
Children ages 5-13. Arts, crafts, indoor and outdoor
games, intramural sports, movies, swimming, field
trips and special events. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to
6 p.m. Session: June 13-Aug.19. Fee: $90 for two-
week session. Call 749-7174.
Manatee County Parks and Recreation, G.T.
Bray Park, Bradenton: Adventure Camp 1994. Ages
10-16. Departs daily for off-site recreation activities,
including horseback riding, fishing, canoeing and a
trip to Adventure Island. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Sessions: June 27-July 8, July 11-22, July
25-Aug. 5. Call 749-7174.
Manatee County Parks and Recreation, Mana-
tee County Golf Course, Bradenton: Summer Youth
Golf Camp. Call Penny Porter, 792-6773.
Just for Girls/ Manatee County Girls Club,
3809 59th St. W., Bradenton: A Summer to Remem-
ber. Ages 5-18. Arts, culture and heritage, character
development, sports and adventure, education, nature
and environment, skills development and life plan-
ning. Sessions: June 8-Aug. 19. Monday-Friday, 6:30
a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $28 per week. Scholarships and dis-
counts available. Call Susan, 792-2137.
The Art League of Manatee County, 209 9th
St. W., Bradenton: Classes in ceramics, painting,
drawing and paper making. Fee: $45. Call 746-2862
for information on sessions, etc.
St. Stephen's Episcopal School, 315 41st St. W.,
Bradenton: Summer at St. Stephen's. Ages: pre-kin-
dergarten through grade 12. Computers, dance, arts,
crafts, foreign language, fishing and golfing. Session:
June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15. Monday-Fri-
day, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $65 per week. "Adventure
Week" July 18-22 features circus theme activities, fee
is $110. Call 746-2121.
Junior Science Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton: Sessions: June 13-Aug. 19. Fee: $58 per
week, field trips extra. Information: 747-9477.
Nick Bollettieri Tennis Camp ahd Davis
Leadbetter Golf Camp, 5500 34th St. W., Bradenton:
Athletic facility includes dormitories and student rec-
reation center; extracurricular activities. Monday-Fri-
day and Saturday mornings. Sessions: May 29-Aug.
27. Fee: $795 per week for tennis, $995 per week for
golf (boarding students); $595 per week tennis, $795
for golf (non-boarding). Call 755-1000.
Nick Bollettieri Tennis Centre Camp, 808 75th
St. N.W., Bradenton: 10 one-week sessions. Monday-
Friday, hours 9-11
iMER CAMP! a.m., for ages 4-7;
SC AM P!r 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for
ages 7-17. Sessions:
June 13-Aug. 19.
A Fee: ages 4-7, $65
per week for non-
menbers, $55 for
members; ages 7-17,
$95 per week for
for members. Call
Palma Sola Blvd.,
jazz, hip-hop, ball-
room, tap, pointe,
country and line dancing available for ages 4 and older.
Fee: $3 and up. Call 761-0102.
Ellen Meade Studios, 1323 63rd Ave. E.,
Bradenton: Modeling, dance and performing arts pro-
grams available. Starts June 6. Fee: $60 per week. Call
Ringling School of Art and Design, 2700 N.
Tamiami Tr., Sarasota: Summer art camps, grades 1 to
12, includes drawing, painting, sculpture and print
making, dance, theater, music and circus. Sessions:
June 13-July 22. Information: 359-7577.
J.K.H. School of Music, 4716 Riverview Blvd.
W., Bradenton: German and French language and
music classes for ages 6 and older. Sessions are June
13-Aug. 5. Fee: $6 per half-hour with two in class, $3
per half-hour with five students. Call 746-5956.
Camp Can-Do, University of South Florida,
Sarasota: For students ages 6-59 with mental and other
related disabilities. Activities include canoeing, swim-
ming, arts and crafts and sing-alongs. July 17-22 (over-
night only), July 24 -29 (day or overnight). Fees: $115
for day camp, $150 for overnight camp. No camper
will be turned away solely on inability to pay. Informa-
Snaffles Farm, 2304 45th St. E., Bradenton: Ages
7 and older. Includes horse care, riding and educational
videos. Fee: $175 a session. Call: 746-0287 or 750-
MCC Camps, Manatee Community College, 5840
26th St. W., Bradenton: Offers athletic, educational and
creativity camps. Call: 755-1511, ext. 4203 for details.
Now get off that air conditioner!
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, all
government offices, schools and banks will be
The Post Office will also be closed and there
will be no trash pickup on Monday.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER m MAY 26, 1994 U PAGE 9 EIM
Pier Regulars remember Islander Photo: Jeannie Friedman
The names of charter members and past presidents of the City Pier Regulars will be etched in wood in a
location befitting their love of fishing and their devotion to a place. A new bench, recently installed on the
pier in Anna Maria City, will have the names of the original 25 regulars and those who served as president
of the group of anglers etched into its wood. Pictured on the bench he made and installed is Frank Almeda,
current president of the group. The names of Frank Kelly and Lynn "Alabama" Clements have already been
lovingly carved in the Island-style memorial. Both men, now deceased, were charter members and presidents
of the Pier Regulars.
Holmes Beach mayor seeks
consensus on pay plan proposal-
By Pat Copeland
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger's efforts to get a con-
sensus on his salary step plan proposal were frustrated
by Holmes Beach City Council members, who ques-
tioned the plan at last week's council work session.
The mayor's proposal is an attempt to clarify the
step plan passed last year by council. The plan was put
in place without any process to govern its implemen-
The proposal provides for the following:
Implementation of job descriptions.
Accommodation for parity of benchmark posi-
tions comparable to the current labor market.
Five percent pay raises for each of the first five
years, one-and-one half percent for the next 10 years.
Implementation of a longevity program five to
nine years, $500 annually; 10 to 14 years, $1,000 an-
nually; 15 to 20 years, $1,500 annually; and 21 to 25
years, $2,000 annually.
Procedure for hiring applicants that are highly
skilled or qualified to a position in the city, or an em-
ployee promoted from within.
Promotion of an employee to a position classifi-
cation with apay step having a higher maximum rate
of pay should be given an increase in pay steps one
through five, pay of not less that five percent, or the
entry level of the new pay grade, whichever is greater.
Pay increases and longevity incentive are to be
based on satisfactory performance as determined by an
annual performance review.
Documentation for demotion for disciplinary rea-
Adjustments to the plan's pay ranges and steps
are to be reconsidered every three to five years.
Procedure for reclassification of workers.
Bohnenberger said to implement the salary and
longevity portions of the plan will cost the city $13,001
over last year's budget, or $16,059 if probable promo-
tions are included.
Councilwoman Billie Martini was the first to protest.
"If we accept these longevity incentives we are
tying the hands of future councils," she maintained.
"Instead of longevity incentives I suggest we offer
COLA (cost of living allowance) when we can do it. If
the city doesn't have the money, we don't pay it."
Deputy City Clerk Teri Kirkpatrick explained, "If
you adjust it by COLA, you adjust every pay grade.
For example, a person who is in one of the first five
pay grades is getting a five percent increase. If you
adjust that by COLA, you're giving him an eight per-
cent raise. That is an astronomical cost to the city."
Martini also felt there were too many pay grades;
however, Bohnenberger pointed out that the number
of grades has not been increased.
Councilman Luke Courtney said he needs more
education on the plan before he can make a decision.
He said he favors rewarding performance rather than
Police Chief Jay Romine noted that the steps are
not automatic but are based on performance. He said
as it stands now, the plan rewards short-term employ-
ees but not long-term employees, and the longevity
program gives employees that incentive.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she had no
problem with the concept of the plan but felt the lan-
guage was too vague.
Kirkpatrick said much of the language will be
written by the labor attorney who was contracted by
the city to develop a labor policy.
Councilwoman Pat Geyer favored the plan and
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard was absent.
After about an hour-and-a-half of discussion,
Bohnenberger said, "This has been a very frustrating
undertaking to try come up with some kind of structure
to implement this plan. I'm not trying to force anyone
into making a decision but I need to know what's going
to happen or we can't keep the budget calendar."
Department heads must have their tentative bud-
gets to the mayor by June 1, said Kirkpatrick.
Council members agreed to meet individually
with the mayor in an effort to have a plan ready for a
vote at the June 7 meeting.
In other business:
An ordinance amending the city's building regu-
lations, as mandated by the state and increasing the
permit fee schedule, will be prepared by the city at-
The Council will vote on an amendment to the
code enforcement procedure on June 7. The amend-
ment will require the alleged violator to notify the city
if he/she is being represented at the code enforcement
hearing by another person such as an attorney, rela-
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The Cortez Chapter of the Organized Fishermen of
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The Bradenton Beach float, complete with picket
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Roser Memorial Church was represented in the
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Mary Ducharme will conduct a five-week class in
oil painting beginning Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach.
A list of supplies is available at the Gallery. Cost
is $50. A $10 deposit must be made before class begins.
For more information call 778-6694 or 755-5383.
Volunteers needed at
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is in need of
volunteers to help greet visitors, act as tour guides,
work in the gift shop, work in the hospital, feed birds,
take care of baby birds and conduct educational pro-
grams in schools.
If you are interested and have a few free hours
available to help our feathered friends call 388-4444.
Jail and Bail to benefit
For $25 you can have your favorite person thrown
in jail for the American Cancer Society's Jail and Bail,
June 7-9, at First Union Bank in Holmes Beach and
Republic Bank in downtown Bradenton.
Willing participants and participation is com-
pletely voluntary will be picked up at their home or
office by a real off-duty police officer and hauled off to
jail. While behind bars, prisoners will phone their friends
and relatives to raise bail for the fight against cancer.
All profits from Jail and Bail go toward funding
cancer research, patient services and life-saving educa-
To have someone arrested or for more information
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Civic group looking
The Bradenton Beach Civic Association has an-
nounced a "Help Bradenton Beach To Be the Best It
Can Be" contest beginning June 1.
Every three months prizes will be awarded to citi-
zens who make the most improvements to their prop-
erties such as fresh paint, clean up, landscape, etc.
The first prize is a $75 gift certificate at the Bridge
Tender Inn. Second prize is a $50 gift certificate at the
Beach House. Third prize is a $25 gift certificate at Key
To enter the contest write the name and address of
the nominated property and send to the Bradenton
Beach Civic Association, P.O. Box 181, Bradenton
Beach, FL 34217. For more information call Don
Brown at 778-7199.
Chess club announces
winners and officers
Winners in the Walter J. Boeyer Memorial Chess
Tournament of the the Anna Maria Island Chess Club
are George Sava, first place; Bob Schwartz, second;
Roy McChesney, third; and Tony Yacolino, fourth.
Walter Boeyer, who died in 1990, was one of the
is Guild art
Helen DeForge, Holmes
beach porcelain artist, is
one of featured artists at
the "Spring Flowers"
B show at the Artists Guild
Gallery which runs
through Saturday, June
25. An opening reception
will be held Sunday, May
29, from 1 ton4p.m. The
public is invited and
admission is free. For
information call 778-6694.
Islander Photo: Tomara Kaftka
founders of the Anna Maria Island Chess Club nearly
20 years ago.
Officers of the chess club are Bob Schwartz, presi-
dent; Roy McChesney, out-going president; and
George Sava, continuing as treasurer.
The chess club meets Thursday afternoons, Octo-
ber through April, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
British Pub to hold
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the D-
Day invasion, the Crown & Anchor British Pub, in
Bradenton, will hold a two-day function in recognition of
the Normandy Beach invasion of D-Day, June.6, 1944.
More than 1,00 veterans are expected to attend
A nondenominational service will be held on Sun-
day, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. with an Honor Guard pre-
senting and massing the colors of many Legion posts,
musicians playing the bagpipes and the bugle, a 21-gun
salute and a fly-by with several World War II airplanes.
A large army tent will be setup in the Pub's parking lot
at Oakmont Terrace, 4921 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton.
All veterans and their GI brides drink for free.
There is a $5 cover charge. Proceeds go to the Mana-
tee County Veterans' Community Fund.
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Viola L Batdorf
Viola L Batdorf, 82, of Holmes Beach and
Fairborn, Ohio, died May 19 at HCA/L.W. Blake
Born in Dow City, Iowa, Mrs. Batdorf has been
a winter resident of Holmes Beach since 1971. She
was a salesperson and manager of Wright Patterson
Air Force Base Exchange. She was a member of
Roser Memorial Community Church. She was a
member of the Order of Eastern Star of Fairborn,,
She is survived by her husband, Harold; three
daughters, Marie Hooper of Media, Pa., Jane of
London, Ohio, and Judy Seibert of Enon, Ohio; two
sisters, Lena Walker of Continental, Ohio, and Irene
Peters of Strasburg, Ohio; a brother, JohnLaubscher
of Dover, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
Frank H. Koreja
Frank H. Koreja, 80, of Holmes Beach, died
May 22, 1994, in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Grand Rapids, Mr. Koreja came to
Holmes Beach from Sparta, Mich., in January. He
was owner of F & J Food Market in Grand Rapids
for 12 years. He was a Catholic.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospital,
200 Jefferson St. S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49503.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine; a daughter,
Phyllis Mervenne of Holmes Beach; a sister, Lottie
Anisko of Grand Rapids; a brother, John of Grand
Rapids; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
John E. Megyesi
John E. Megyesi, 87, of Holmes Beach and Lin-
coln Park, Mich., died May 18 in Freedom Village
Nursing Center, Bradenton.
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Born in Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Megyesi came to
Holmes Beach from Lincoln Park 10 years ago. He
was retired from Montgomery Ward, Plumbing and'
Heating Dept.; in Dearborn, Mich. He was a mem-
ber of St. Bernard Catholic Church of Holmes
Beach, the Good Shepherd Church of Lincoln Park,
the Holy Name Society Good Shepherd Church and
Knights of Columbus of Dearborn, Mich.
He is survived by a son, David of Dearborn,
Mich.; and a daughter, Joann McArdle of Holmes
Beach and Cedarville, Mich.
Terry. C. Whited
Terry C. Whited, 57, of Bradenton Beach died
May 19 at home.
Born in Detroit, Mich., Mr. Whited came to
Bradenton Beach from Lansing, Mich., 13 years ago.
He was a former Bradenton Beach City Councilman
from 1988 to 1990. He was a real estate agent. He
was a Protestant. he was a U.S. Army veteran. He
was a Mason and a Shriner.
He is survived by his mother, Vivian of Clio, Mich.;
two daughters, Laurie Manns of Indianapolis and
Marcie of Holt, Mich.; a brother, David of Portage,
Mich.; and a special friend, Janet Stahl of Lakeland.
Memorial donations may be made to the American
Heart Association, 6028 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL
Dr. Robert E. Willford
Dr. Robert E. Willford, 64, of Anna Maria, died
May 15 in James A. Haley Veterans Administration
Hospital, Tampa. ,
Born in Urbana, Ill., Dr. Willford came to Anna
Maria from Clearwater two years ago. He was a re-
tired psychologist. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II.
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married at 3:30 p.m. on March 26 at the Tidy Island
Country Club. A reception at the country club
followed the ceremony.
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By Tomara Kafka
If you haven't driven along Gulf Drive and Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach lately, you won't believe
the new look. The improvements just keep coming:
They are taking down all over-head wiring, they
planted a beautiful 30-year-old Reclinata cluster palm
in the center of the roundabout, and red road bricks line
Clem Dryden at Key West Willy's tells me the Art-
ists Guild of Anna Maria Island wants to paint a large
mural on his restaurant. Tassa Vejrostek of the Artists
Guild says the city council is hedging at giving permis-
sion- they're afraid it will be too commercial. But Tassa
assures me the mural is not commercial at all. Come on,
guys, it's ART. It'll fit right in with that artsy look you've
said you're aiming for. Remember?
The Beach House is hosting the Summer Beach
Oympics to benefit United Way on June 12 beginning
at 11 a.m. It's been at the Sandbar in past years, but it
seems Beach House is getting all the attention.
A benefit for Tommy Tanner will be held on
Bridge Street next to the Drift-In on Sunday June 12
from 1 to 5 p.m. The proceeds go to help Tommy with
his medical expenses. Barbecue is $5 and includes
chicken cooked by Mickey Banyas and Kenny Price,
mullet smoked by the Anna Maria Privateers and sal-
ads. The fare includes a cash bar and a jam session by
In Holmes Beach, I've heard that the Beach Bistro
was complimented by a mention in Playboy magazine.
Sean Murphy, owner, tells me he heard the same thing
from several people that it was about a month ago. We
can't confirm it because we don't read the magazine.
The Anna Maria Island Art League's Joe Welder
one-man show opening last Friday netted Weider about
$1,700 for his summer trip to the Pratt Institute of Art
in New York City. He still has about $800 plus expense
money to raise. His fantasy art illustrations are quite
elaborate and sophisticated for a 17-year-old art stu-
dent The show and sale continues for another week.
I suggested recently that if Ed Chiles bought Pete
Reynard's, he could tear down the whole back half of
the restaurant and build a big deck a la Sandbar and
Beach House. Then he'd have a restaurant and a deck
in every Island city. But, Crabby Bill's, a successful
"family-owned" franchise out of Clearwater, beat him
to it. We hear changes include picnic tables, plastic
plates and forks. Employees say they are a nice bunch
of people. For now only the lounge is open. Next week,
we'll know more.
Pat Geyer told me a great story about her Duffy's
famous hamburgers.One of Duffy's snow bird fans had
a recent birthday at home in Michigan. All he wanted
for his birthday was a Duffy burger. So Geyer express-
mailed him a few burgers right off the grill. "They left
about 11 a.m. that morning," Geyer says, "and got there
about 6 that night. We just left off the mayo."
The Connie and Dave Orchestra,- a regular at
D.Coy Ducks Bar & Grill, will be going on vacation
in June. Steve Lardas, owner, tells me that the Salt
Water Cowboys and Jay Crawford will "hold the fort
together" until Connie and Dave's return June 30.
Turtles Bar & Grill has announced they will be
closed on Mondays through the summer. Wednesday
continues to be reggae night with Jam-iya. Thursday
through Saturday Lifeguard will perform. On Sunday,
it's the Hammerheads.
I hear Lynda Purcells, manager at Cafe Robar, is
out of the hospital and back home. We are all thinking
about you, Lynda, and hoping you are feeling better.
The most recent report has Purcells back at work soon.
I had dinner with a friend at the Sign of the Mer-
maid recently and, when the waitress related the daily
specials, we decided on two dinner salad specials and
a couple of appetizers from the menu: the soy rare tuna
and the humus. I was so full from salad and appetizers,
Every year they celebrate
their birthdays together.
Both were 66 years old in
April and both are Island
bartenders. This year,
Jack Lunt (left), the
i- Hy. "Silver Fox" and a
s .a D. Coy Ducks bartender,
S-- joined Jimmy the Greek
(seated), a bartender at
Bortell's, at D. Coy
Ducks with Lou
Forentino and Marty
I couldn't have eaten an entree if I tried. I've had their
dinner (entrees) in the past, and if you leave hungry, it's
certainly not the fault of the chef. The portions are
heaping. My friend and I remarked how our kids used
to attend day care in the same building a few years ago
and how much more charming the building is now that
it's a restaurant.
The Haye Loft, the upstairs dessert room of
EiSphemia Haye on Longboat Key, has increased it's
menu selections to include lighter dining selections
such .as gourmet pizzas, soups and summer salads.
Most are daily specials conjured up by Chef/Owner
Raymond Arpke. The Haye Loft also features nightly
Speaking of Longboat, we have word that Titus
Letchert, Cafe L'Europe (St. Armands) owner, has
acquired a new restaurant at the Longboat Key Club
marina. The facility includes a deli, ship store, and a
fabulous view of the largest wet-slip marina on the west
coast. It's called Cafe on the Bay.
Across the bridges, in Cortez, Bigg Wigg's Blooze
Cruise will set sail aboard the Miss Cortez Fleet at
7:30 p.m. on June 4. The Telephone Kings perform.
Tickets are $12. Call for reservations: 794-1223.
"The First.Time Club" and "I Want to Know" are
two must-see plays presented for free by the Manatee
Players Theatre, June 10-12. Call 748-0111 for info.
"Shakespeare Under the Stars" is a free annual sum-
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Never mind if some of them no longer bother to
bring their pocket knives along, choosing only to "set
a spell" with their buddies; they're still members of the
beloved group known as the Anna Maria Whittlers.
Everyone who's spent much time on the Island.
knows about the vintage group of artists and hobbyists
who gather daily to chip away pieces from a hunk of
wood until a form emerges. They come from different
parts of the country (and world) and have diverse back-
groundstith seemingly little in common. Yet they've
been meeting for years to while away the time together.
Through necessity, they've changed venues many
times but they always manage to find a new place to prac-
tice their craft. Their latest haunt is the covered porch in
front of the Island Museum and Historical Society on Pine
Avenue. You can find them there most any day, welcom-
ing anyone willing to stop and chat for a while.
Doug Wolfe, now a commissioner for Anna Maria
City, is credited with starting the group. He says he found
a pocket knife one day and started putting points on sticks.
Wolfe is one member of the group who still whittles. He
has turned a hobby into an art form and now has several
of his pieces on display at the Artists Guild Gallery in
Holmes Beach. His carvings-include graceful, slender-
necked herons, bulky manatees and a ship's anchor.
"It all started when I whittled in the back of a book
store near the post office," Wolfe said. "Tom Omalev
walked in afid announced he was a sculptor. He said he
wanted to work with me."
Omalev taught art. in Grosse Point Mich. for 20
years. After he discovered Wolfe's whittling shop
Omalev started showing up daily. The twosome at-
tracted other wood carvers. Soon there were a dozen.
When the book store closed, the whittlers were
temporarily homeless but a few of them continued to
meet on a deck at Wolfe's home. When a new art gal-
lery opened across from the post office, Wolfe was
hired as the manager and the group had a new hang-out.
They gathered outside the gallery under a bright
canopy. Eventually, the gallery closed its doors, too,
and the whittlers moved to Pine Avenue.
Omalev wasn't whittling last week. He was doing
what the others say he does best, talking and talking
The group refers to him as "The Philosopher."
Shakespeare, Socrates, Picasso Omalev is knowl-
edgeable about them all and wants everyone to know.
He loves to ask questions, but since he's usually ig-
nored, he answers the questions himself. The others just
keep whittling or stare off into space.
"Do you know the most essential characteristic of
an artist?" he asked. Dead silence followed. "Sensitiv-
ity," he said, undaunted. "All good artists have sensi-
tivity, it's essential.
"Art is a four letter word," he continued. "Do you
know the four letter word?" No one responded.
"Work," Omalev said. "Hard work is the only way to
Rich "Caboose" Lassar wasn't whittling either, just
enjoying the fresh air and the company. He calls him-
self a former venture capitalist. He said he was once
director of-the Indiana Railroad.
The group frequently raids dumpsters to get scrap
wood discarded by local contractors. They'll carve any
kind of wood they can get,- pine, cedar, oak but
Lassar likes to tell people a different story.
"I tell them our wood is very valuable and difficult
to get because we use Egyptian Eucalyptus which only
grows in the upper reaches of the Nile," he chuckled.
Peter Hawkins, called "Doctor" by his peers, has
a Ph.D. in chemistry. A native of England, he has re-
tained his brisk British accent As he talked, he contin-
E ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 26, 1994 E PAGE 15 JIM
Doing what they like
The next time you're driving
down Pine Avenue, be sure to
wave or, better yet, stop and
"set.a spell" with the Anna
Maria Island Whittlers. Though
a number of them have gone
north for the summer, you'll find
some of them hanging out on
the porch of the Island Museum
and Historical Society. They've
been around for a long time and
have become part of the Island's
_- ___ lure and charm.
Photo: Jeannie Friedman
ued to whittle on the block of wood cradled in his hand.
"We recycle old ideas right here next to the recy-
cling bins," he said without lifting his eyes. "We spend
a lot of time talking about how good the past was and
how bad the future will be, we don't do much talking
about the present"
Omalev tried to interrupt while Hawkins talked but
was promptly shushed and reprimanded.
"No one said we were a harmonious group,"
Hawkins explained. "What we do has more to do with
waffling and less to do with whittling," he added.
John Bacich remained subdued while some of the
whittlers continued to chatter. He said he was there for
the relaxation and the company.
Bill Quaintance, a retired contractor who once built
roads in Illinois, doesn't carve at all. He just likes the
group's camaraderie. He mostly sat and listened.
"I'm a carving consultant," he said. "I don't
whittle. I just come in case they need my advice."
Manuel Huerta, a native of Cuba, is a retired police
officer. His claim to fame is that he attended college
with Fidel Castro.
"You know all about me since you wrote about me
in other stories," he said. "You just have to look at your
Huerta was referring to feature articles about the Pier
Regulars and a group referred to as the "City Fathers."
Some can still whittle, some can't. Some prefer not
to, others do it with a passion. It doesn't matter.
They're still "The Whittlers," and they've become part
of the Island's lure and charm.
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the week ending May 13.
Kneeling, left to right, are David Cramer and
Jonathan Cannon. First row, left to right, are
Mallory Hoatland, Denesse Gonzalez, April Berra,
Stephanie Katz, Johanna Cannon and Danielle
Cronin. Back row, left to right, are Tashanna
Martin, Carla Bensinger, Jon McLaughlin and
In honor of Anna Maria Island's Centennial Celebration the students at Anna
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Socking it together
Island Girl Scouts of all ages
danced the night away at the
Manatee Five neighborhood of
the Gulfcoast Girl Scout Council
"Sock Hop" held at Stewart
Elementary. The "socking-it-for-
fun" group pictured are Island
Brownies Lindsay Lane, Clare
Hapner, and Lauren and Jessie
Brickse, who are sitting so their
socks can rest, and Vicki and
Ashley Lane, Joanna Hapner,
Joanne and Brooke Trovato-
Brown and Sue LeTellier, who
are standing and ready -to do the
Grilled by the principal
Millie Torres, left, Anna Maria School
cafeteria manager, is served a
"hunka, hunka burnin' beef" by chef
Jim Kronus during a barbecue to
celebrate Staff Appreciation Day.
Kronus, the school's principal, spent
two hours over the hot-grill to ensure
each teacher and staff member
received a well-done burger for a
well-done job this school year.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 18, alcohol citation, 100 block of Spring
May 10, exposure of sexual organs, Coquina
Beach. The officer on patrol observed Gregory W.
Douglas, 25, of Toronto, Canada shower unclothed at
the beach concession stand, then get dressed. A fam-
ily nearby said they were offended. The officer placed
Douglas in custody.
May 11, theft of a mountain bike, 100 block of
May 12, found property, 2500 block of Gulf
Drive North. A black sports bag containing miscella-
Incident/calls $ loss
Structure fires, 4 $800
Brush fires, 0
Vehicle fires, 1
Miscellaneous fire calls, 3
Investigations, good intent, 6
False calls, 0
Fire alarm, alarm calls, 2
Power line calls, 3
Emergency medical calls, 44
Rescue calls, 3
Service calls, 1
Motor vehicle accidents, 17
Hazardous materials calls, 1
Mutual aid calls, 0
Total calls, 85 $800
Year to date, 327 $34, 540
Average number of personnel per call: 4.65
- Average response time: 4.41 minutes
Firematics team wins six trophies Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Fire Department's Firematics team brought home six trophies from a recent meet in
Broward County where 19 teams competed. The Island team won first place overall and first in the bunker
gear race, second place in running hose and third place in "one into two," barrel push and bucket brigade.
From left are team members Tim Hyden, Aaron Bishop, Asher Mishon, Bruce McKenzie, Rich Losek and Carl
Bennett. Not pictured are Jeff Lonzo, Ron Fincher and Dennis Dotson.
neous clothes and a pair of shoes was left at the bus
May 12, burglary, Coquina Beach. A person un-
known entered a vehicle and removed $40 in cash and
a credit card.
May 13, burglary, Coquina Beach. A person un-
known entered a vehicle and removed $30 in cash and
a credit card.
May 14, burglary, Coquina Beach. A person un-
known entered a vehicle and removed a purse contain-
ing a driver's license, identification, a check book and
a wallet valued at $25.
May 15, theft, Coquina Beach. The victim re-
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The officer obtained a description of the vehicle and
located the subject. The subject said she took the net
because she thought it was abandoned. She returned it
and the victim said he would not press charges.
May 16, warrant, 1101 Gulf Dr. N., Banana
Beach Resort. The officer responding to a cruelty com-
plaint found a dead dog tied to a leash which was tied
to a cinder block. The officer noted that the dog had
been deceased for some time and was giving off a foul
odor. The subject came out and asked the officer if
there was a problem.
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the dog and said he would investigate. The officer did
a warrant check on the subject and found an outstand-
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May 18, criminal mischief, 2300 block of Gulf
Drive North. A vehicle's headlight was shot out, pos-
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May 13, DUI, DWLS, no vehicle registration,
3400 block of East Bay Drive. The officer on patrol
stopped Robert Tuter, 37, of Holmes Beach, for unlaw-
ful speed. The officer noted that Tuter was combative,
smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage and was
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May 14, drugs, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer stopped a vehicle matching the description of
one involved in a battery in Bradenton Beach. The oc-
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McClellan, 19, of Ellenton, were placed in custody and
charged with possession of a marijuana pipe.
May 14, service, 5901 Marina Dr., police station.
The officer responding to a vehicle lockout took the
complainant home to get a spare set of keys.
May 14, found property, 81st Street beach. The
complainant found a 9-mm pistol wrapped in a shirt in
the sea oats and turned it over to an officer. The officer
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May 14, suspicious person, 3015 Gulf Dr., Citgo.
The officer responded to a report of two subjects act-
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ILIHolmes Beach Police
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F Detective Nancy Rogers
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canals seeking violators of
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ing strangely outside the store. He found the subjects
sitting on a vehicle with an out-of-state tag. They ad-
vised the officer that they were here to find work and
were just hanging out. The officer requested that they
hang out elsewhere.
May 15, trespass, 7000 Gulf Dr., Tiffany Place.
The complainant reported four juveniles trespassing on
the property. They were gone upon the officer's arrival.
May 15, suspicious circumstances, 200 block of
South Harbor Drive. The complainant purchased a vehicle
and found an envelope containing two small packets of
white power inside the vehicle. The envelope was turned
over to the police and placed in property.
May 15, trespass, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Public
Beach. Two white males jumped from the pier despite a
warning from the lifeguard not to do so. The lifeguard
summoned a police officer to issue trespass warnings.
May 15, assistance, Anna Maria Island Bridge.
The officer pushed a disabled vehicle off the bridge and
summoned a relative to assist the driver.
May 16, petty larceny, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee
Public Beach. A person unknown forced open three
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May 16, service, 3901 Gulf Dr., Duffy's Tavern.
The officer responded to a vehicle lockout and found
a child locked in the running car. The air conditioner
was on. The officer opened the vehicle.
May 16, assistance, 4900 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant asked the officer to accompany him
to family rental property because tenants were being
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and infested with fleas with no electricity, the refrigera-
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May 17, traffic, 300 block of 58th Street. The
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License plates may become Bay clean-up savior
By Bob Ardren
Things are happening quickly maybe too
quickly at the Sarasota Bay Program these days.
First off, Heidi Smith, their communications direc-
tor, is leaving. She's going over to the Sarasota Cham-
ber of Commerce, and is leaving at a critical time.
The program is coming to the end of its mandated
time period, and some important decisions have to be
made about how its findings are going to be imple-
mented and how the continued Bay clean-up is going
to be funded. It's not an easy time for the program.
Rumor has it that the Southwest Florida Water
Management District, which is administering the Bay
program, has selected Smith's replacement. An an-
nouncement is forthcoming, I assume.
Good news at the Bay Program is that the Citizen
Advisory Committee voted Monday to pursue a "dol-
phin license plate" program with the State of Florida
that could raise millions of dollars a year to support the
work on our Bay.
The idea for using license plates as a funding
source came when it was discovered the Indian River
Lagoon is bringing out a license plate this fall with a
snook on it. Pretty nifty idea, I think.
Every one of those snook plates is going to raise
$15 toward restoring some aspect of the Lagoon, with
20 percent of the money going to environmental edu-
cation focusing on the Lagoon. The remaining 80 per-
cent of the funds are going toward reconnection of im-
pounded salt marshes, stabilization of shorelines, muck
removal and treatment of regional stormwater.
How much money are we talking about? Well, get
a grip on your chair.
Last year Floridians raised a total of $2.725 million
for the Save The Manatee Fund from the sale of mana-
tee license plates alone. People all over the state seem
to like to have that lovable manatee on their car.
The panther license plate, ugly as it was until re-
cently when they finally got the artwork done decently,
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raised $2.094 million last year. I have no idea how they
spend all that money on the Florida panther, but it
wouldn't be hard to find a spot for some of it on the
continued cleanup of Sarasota Bay.
Just for the record, and because I happen to have
the number, the Challenger plate raised $2.5 million
U.S. Customs have shown up at the Sarasota Sail-
ing Squadron a couple of times this past week, asking
questions and giving advice about the upcoming race
to Cuba. Agents told me they're bringing in their "Blue
Lighting Strike Force" to protect the American sailors
taking part. Blue Lighting is a heavily-armed group usu-
ally reserved for the big drug interdictions.
The agents are pretty tight-lipped about their plans,
but they do admit local, county, state and federal cops
have all been talking and the feds are bringing in some
real firepower just so there's no chance anything
stupid will happen.
At the other end, the Cuban government has as-
sured the Squadron the sailors will be well protected
there, too. Lets face it, when you're "well protected" in
a place like Cuba, you're extremely safe.
More than 50 boats have now paid the $100 entry
fee for the race, according to organizer Bob Winters of
Bradenton, and he's expecting 75 by raceday, June 10.
Monday was officially the final day to sign up, but
Winters says he'll take entries right up to the night
before the start if you want to go.
But if you're planning a late sign up, best get a
copy of the rules and requirements for offshore gear so
you won't be disappointed.
"Havana Daydreaming" may be the order of the
day at the Sailing Squadron as the June 10 departure
date for Cuba comes along, but the no-meh-allowed
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There are a variety of classes, captains' meetings and
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Wednesday, June 8, John O'Dell will present a radio
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for the week ending May 21
"Major League" Second-Half Over-all
Haley's Motel 9-1 19-1
AMFD 7-3 13-7
Westbay AC 5-5 11-9
D.Coy Ducks 4-6 6-14
Kiwanis 0-10 1-19
"Minor League" Second-Half Over-all
Betsy Hills 9-1 16-4
Uncle Dan's Place 8-2 13-7
Quality Builders 4-6 10-10
Is.Discount Tackle 4-6 7-13
Bali Hai 4-6 6-14
Tip of the Island 1-9 8-12
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Fishing is as good as it gets right now
By Capt. Mike Heistand
This is it: one of the best times of the year for fish-
ing. The skies are clear, the water is clear, and fishing
is clearly at its peak. Tarpon are off the beaches. Snook
are still in season and getting huge. Permit are moving
through offshore, and there are even some early catches
of barracuda being reported.
Capt Todd Romine on the Oscar H said his clients
are catching lots and lots of snook, with two linesiders
stretching out to 41 inches. He said his charters are also
reporting great catches of catch-and-release redfish,
and also permit offshore.
Katie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trip is averaging 70 head of Key West grunts
and mangrove snapper. The six-hour trip is averaging
80 head of red grouper, porgies, vermillion, lane and
mangrove snapper. The nine-hour trip was hampered
by winds, but did produce nine head of red grouper,
beeliners, amberjack and mangrove snapper.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said dockside
anglers are catching a lot of redfish, all of which were
released. With last week's cold front, snook fishing has
improved tremendously around the pier, both day and
night. Other fishing reports include good catches of
pompano and mangrove snapper. And Larry Sweetin
had a sweet day last week, landing a 28-inch tarpon
from the pier.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
have been catching a few mackerel, a few big reds
which were released, a couple nighttime snook, and a
couple tarpon on live shrimp for bait.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay H said quarter moon
tides and the "freeze" of last week hampered fishing,
although he predicts the upcoming full moon to speed
up the fishing. Capt. Zack ranked fishing last week as
reds coming in at the top, trout second, and snook third.
The cold weather and winds have driven the white bait
away to further compound the fishing slump.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said tarpon are off the
beaches at last. Dan Hardy, fishing off Bill Bystrom's
Poon Dock, landed a 163 pound tarpon last week. For
offshore anglers, permit are still moving through and
alot of fishers are targeting the big, tasty fish. His ad-
vice: pass crabs are the best bait, if you can catch 'em.
Farther offshore, Chris said Richard Gupton caught a
nice-sized black fin tuna, and reported they are 30- to
40-miles offshore. Grouper catches are also good,
mostly in the 120-foot water depth.
Capt. Phil Shields said his charters are coming back
to the docks with a lot of black fin tuna, too some up
to 40 pounds and a lot of nice-sized snapper.
On my boat Magic, we're doing very well with
large trout in the 25-inch length, as well as a lot of
catch-and-release reds and a few keeper snook.
Capt. Todd Romine said snook fishing still is
excellent for his fishers, with some topping out at 41-
inches in length. It is clearly time for the season to end,
though, as he is starting to find some females with roe.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been getting his charters
onto some big 20-pound snook and lots of permit while
Capt. Rick Gross has been catching his share of
permit offshore as well, with limit catches on every
trip. He's also getting some of the late-season snook.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle has some of those
elusive pass crabs available, the,hottest bait going right
now for tarpon. Tarpon season is in full swing right
now, with a silver king being landed off the beaches
almost daily. Marty Dutchhaver, owner of Beach Sun
& Sea, said he's seeing lots of cobia around right now
too, and has been able to hook into some tipping the
scales at more than 40 pounds.
Capt. Dave Pinkham is catching a lot of big bar-
racuda, with Rick Sardelina of Bradenton catching a
58-incher that weighed in at 40 pounds. Capt. Dave's
also been doing well with permit, snapper, amberjack
and some very large red and black grouper. His assess-
ment is that fishing is about as good as it gets right now.
Good luck and good fishing.
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A 3-on-3 basketball tournament and slam dunk places in all divisions as well as cash prizes.
contest are scheduled for June 3, 4 and 5 at G.T. Bray Divisions for the 3-on-3 competition include males;
Recreation Complex in Bradenton. The festival will 13 to 15, 16 to 18, 19 to 30 and 30 years and up. Two fe-
begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and continue at 9 a.m. on both male divisions include 13 to 15 and 16 years and up.
Saturday and Sunday. Entry fees are $40 per team (3-on-3) and $15 for
Tournament director Scott Dell, Anna Maria Island individuals entering slam dunk competition. The dead-
Community Center, said there will be tee-shirts for all line for entries is Friday, May 27.
participants and medals for first, second and third Contact Dell for information at 778-9511.
ready to move
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Everyone is a winner in Centennial Fishing Tourney
More than 100 people were on hand at the
Bradenton Beach Pier Saturday for the Centennial
With 51 kids and 13 adults, catching more than 100
head of fish translated into a lot of happy people as the
afternoon's fishing wound down.
There were even a couple of two-year-olds who
were able to land fish: David Miller caught a 12-inch
yellowtail jack, and Monica Sivilli caught a nine-inch
sea robin. Both received a rod and reel as prizes.
Other prize winners included:
Under Eight-Years-Old Category
Kyle Dale, age 7, longest with 25-inch stingray
Bobby Cooper, age 8, best with a 16-inch ladyfish
Luther Sasser, age 8, most with five pinfish, one ladyfish
Clifton Mauldin, age 15, longest with 9-inch snapper
Mathew St. Clair, age 11, best with 16-inch flounder
Jason Rhind, age 13, most with 26 pinfish
Youngsters who entered the fishing tournament, in
the order they signed up, included:
Matthew St. Clair, Jennifer Mauldin, Nicole
Coover, Clifton Mauldin, Kyle Dale, Melanie Hicks,
Joly Dale, Pam Dale, David Miller, Tony Sisto, Raven
Greco, Robert Tureck, John Neill, Shannon Neill,
Luther Sasser, Alicia Fisiorek, Robert Sivilli, Monica
Sivilli, Anthony Pagano, Marquel Pagano, Eric Maser,
Tony Maser, Johnny Maser, Jennifer Sasser, Bobby
Cooper, Johsh Sato, Ben Sato.
Also Max Brickse, Justin Romeo, Scot Atkinson,
Michael Spicer, Ryan Bebermitz, Michael Martin, Josh
Spicer, Logan Shields, Mark Pelham, Sam Rudek,
Tommy Rudek, Taylor Benner, Tony Seguin, Mitchell
Seguin, Jason Rhind, Brian Wadeck, Ian Tomasiak,
Casey Tomasiak, Teddy Louloudes, Bobby Louloudes,
John Martins, Nicole Louloudes, Jeff Marlow, Jaqualin
And the winners are ...
Winners in the Centennial Fishing Tournament are, front
row, two-year-olds David Miller and Monica Sivilli and,
back row from left, Jason Rhind, Kyle Dale, Matthew St.
Clair, Clifton Mauldin, Bobby Cooper and Luther Sasser.
At left, David shows off his first-ever fish, a 12-inch yellow-
Island businesses who contributed prizes to the
Capt. Mike Heistand, Island Discount Tackle,
Home Hardware, Tylers Ice Cream, Joe's Eats &
Sweets, Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Sandbar Restau-
rant, Mr. Bones Restaurant, Linda's Sunny Side Up.
Cafe, Galatis Yacht Basin, City of Holmes Beach,
Captain's Marina, Shell's Restaurant, Island Lumber,
Cavanaugh Marine, Ches's Pasta Plus, and The Is-
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HOLMES BEACH -Well kept Island home. Cen-
tral location, short walk to beach. 2BR/2BA with
large screened porch and yard. To settle estate.
$134,900. Call Helen White, 778-6956 eves.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
605-C Manatee Avenue Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Thanks to our loyal readers who want to
keep up on Island news and happenings
while they are away, the May 19 issue of
The Islander Bystanderwill be mailed to a
record number of out-of-town subscribers!
Thank you all!
Home With In-Law Apt.
2708 Ave. C., Holmes Beach 2BR/1BA plus in-law apt.
Turnkey furnished, workshop, storage room & carport.
Close to beach & restaurants. $121,900. Call Harold
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Karin Stephan of the Anna Maria Prudential Florida
Reality office attended a two-day Master's Conference,
May 5-6, in Naples. In order to attend, Stephan produced
at least $3 million in gross sales in 1994. The conference
combined recognition of accomplishments as well as pro-
vided educational sessions to hone professional skills,
exchange information and network.
GULFFRONT CONDOS Efficiencies 1BR, 1BA and
2BA,1BA from $525 to $700 mo. plus utilities.
BAYFRONT CONDO -2 BR, 2BA, unfum. $625 plus utilities.
SANDY POINTE CONDO 2BR, 28A, unfurnished. $725
EFFICIENCY APT. $425 plus electric.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX-2 BR, 2BA, W/D. $600 plus utilities.
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR, 2BA, fum. $1,000 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX -2 BR, 1 BA, $575 plus utilities.
DUPLEX WITH BAY VIEWS Bradenton Beach 2 BR,
1.5 BA, $595 plus utilities.
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The Prudential Florida Realty has announced the
company's top listers and sellers for the month of
April. Top listers include Carol Heinze of the Anna
Maria Island office. Robert St. Jean is among top sell-
ers at the Island office.
Smith top producers
Smith Realtors, recently held an awards luncheon
recognizing its top producers. Marion Ragni, Zee
Catanese, Carol R. Williams and Judy Duncan had
combined listings and sales totaling more than $1 mil-
lion in 1993. Ragni was named Smith Associate of the
Year for 1993.
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(813) 778-2291 PO Box 2150 Classivision,
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (813) 778-2294 ,-,"', channel 19.
- .... Inviting Island Getaway on
West Side of Gulf Drive.
This cheerful 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is
located on a spacious 100 x 100 lot
zoned DUPLEX! Amenities include pretty
terrazzo floors, custom made vertical
blinds, built in living room shelves and
cabinets, plus a pretty Royal Poincianna
tree in full bloom! Endless possibilities for
expansion. Only $139,500. Don't miss it!
Assoates After Hours: Barbara A Sato...77850 Christine T. Shaw...778-2847 Marcella Cornett..778-5919 Nancy Gulford...778-2158
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509 Christine T. Shaw...778-2847 Marcella Cornett...778-5919 Nancy Guilford...778-2158
ISLAND DUPLEX NEAR THE BEACH. Elevated
duplex with 2 bedrooms each side, great rental,
parking & storage under building. Just steps to the
beach. $108,900. MLS#57269. Tom Nelson,
SUPER FIXER UPPER Solid construction in this
2Bed/1.5Bath Island home that would need some
TLC. Steps to beach, on quiet cul-de-sac. Excellent
first home or for active retirees. $109,900.
MLS#57217. Call John Green, 778-3167.
IMMACULATE GREAT VIEWS! This two bed-
room, two bath, has carport, community pool, club-
house, lake view. Too many upgrades to mention.
$99,900. MLS#57410. Call Bill Bowman or Paul
Martin, 778-4619 or 794-0049.
BAYFRONT VACANT LAND 2.15 ACRES R-3
Multi-family zoning. Includes single family home. Pos-
sible 18 units. 235 ft. on Bay. $450,000. MLS#11812.
Nick Patsios, Ofc:778-2261 or Eves:778-4642.
PERICO BAY CLUB IN THE 80'S. Atrium entry,
upstairs privacy, view two lakes. Pass through from
kitchen, screened lanai w/access to living rm. & mas-
ter bedrm. Covered parking. $88,500. MLS#56663.
Call, Rose Schoerr Ofc:778-2261 Eves:778-7780.
WHY YOU BUY IN FLORIDA! 2Bed/2Bath steps to
beach. Open high ceilings. Quiet streets, palms & hi-
biscus-all that Florida means! $169,900. MLS#57385.
Call Lu or Bob Rhoden, 778-2261 or 778-2692.
KEY ROYALE Sailboat water & golf course! Luxury liv-
ing in 3Bed/2Bath well maintained quality home. Great
floor plan, split bedrooms, separate dining room & large
glass enclosed lanai. Auto sprinklers. $289,000.
MLS56764. Hal Gillihan, 778-2261 or 778-2194.
GRAND "GRAND CAYMAN" Perico Bay Club's
largest home 2/2 + den, 2 car garage, vaulted ceil-
ings, tiled, glassed in lanai, sundeckw/awning. Great
buy! 1269 Spoonbill Landings Cir. $159,900.
MLS#56690. Marilyn Trevethan, 792-8477.
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,Charming Key West Home 3BR/2BA,
vaulted greatroom open deck w/jacuzzi.
Ground level garage, storage and rec room.
Walk to beach. Priced to sell at $132,500.
Sandy Sutton, eves. 751-9923.
Sutton Group Properties 753-7751
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SALES AND RENTALS
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MULTI-FAMILY 4-PLEX (3) 2 bedroom units &
(1) 3 bedroom unit. Plenty of cabinets. Paneling
for easy maintenance. If you're looking for fine in-
vestment potential, this is it! To see, call Robert
St Jean, 778-6467. #55841 ........... $195,000.
FLAMINGO CAYI Delightful, immaculate, 3
bedroom, 2 bath home! Circular driveway, lots
of citrus trees, no grass to mow! Just minutes
from the ICW. Call Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758.
#54378 .......................................... $149,900.
ISLAND VILLAGE! Steps to beach, care-
free living! Beautifully furnished! Large 3
bedroom, 2 bath, extra storage on porch.
Tennis & 2 pools. Fine rental potential.
#54486 ....................................... $145,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE! Splendid value! Turn-
key furnished. Beach view, 2BR/2BA, extra
storage, enclosed balconies, pool. Steps to
beach! #KS56901 ........................ $130,000.
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Sandy beach in front yard. Great rental history.
Anna Maria City location. Turnkey furnished.
$575,000. OWNER FINANCING with 10%.down.
Call Rose for details.
778-2261 or after hours 778-7780.
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EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT VIEW: Two
bedroom, two bath turnkey furnished condo on
Intracoastal waterway. Put your feet up, grab your
drink and watch the world go by. $124,900. Call
Jennifer Jones. 795-2865 eves.
NEW LISTING MARTINIQUE CONDO: Origi-
nal owner never rented two bedroom, two
bath condo with Gulf views from almost every
room. Bright and peachy clean with many up-
dates plus garage. Priced at $165,000. Please
call Carol R. Williams for showing, 778-0777;
778-1718 after hours.
NEW LISTING ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT:
Well maintained three bedroom, two bath canal
front home with a sweeping view of the man-
groves bordering the canal close to Bayfront Park.
Homeowner's warranty. $179,500. Call Marion
Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
NEW LISTING MULTI ZONED LOT: Located in
quiet residential area of West Bradenton on
Wares Creek. Possible 2-4 units. Paved streets,
street lights, sidewalks, trees. Priced at $35,000.
Please call Carol R. Williams, 778-0777; 778-
1718 after hours.
FLAMINGO BY THE BAY: Deeded boat slip is at
your front door with this lovely turnkey furnished
one bedroom, one bath spacious ground floor
unit. Quite a package for $58,900. Call Debbie
Walther, 794-6295 eves and start sailing today!
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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Contact Debbie Dial at our Anna
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OV 0 attention to your special residence.
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liver bulk copies there. You may also call if you
need to stop home delivery for any reason.
NEW HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION
North end of Anna Maria Island, 1,560 sq. ft.,
3 bedroom, 2 bath, large garage. $172,000.
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bath home that you must see.
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Deep water canal front home on desirable
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GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view CUSTOM TOWNHOUSE Gulf and Bay views
townhouse with 3BR 3BA, private 2 car garage from the balcony of this 2 story, unfurnished
and over 3,100 sq. ft. under roof. Complex offers townhouse. 2BR 2.5BA with extra storage and
two pools, tennis, lush grounds and short walk to two carports on ground level. Just across the
prime beach. Offered at $139,000. Call Dave street for a walk on the beach. Priced at $109,900.
Moynihan for details. Call Dave Moynihan.
BEACH DUPLEXES Two units with a total of four, DIRECT GULFFRONT Fully furnished 2BR -1 BA
furnished 1 BR 1 BA units. Well-maintained and apartment on wide, sandy walking beach. Perfect
located in a quiet neighborhood. Only two blocks investment property or second home. Offered at
to great beach. Priced at $175,000. $99,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
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.
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RUNAWAY BAY 2BR 2BA fully furnished, sec-
ond floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, club-
house, sauna and on site management. Deeded
beach access and excellent rental program.
Priced at $98,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL BROCHURE
2 Bedroom 2 Bath. Nice, single family
home on canal, Anna Maria. Washer/
Dryer, one car garage. Will consider less
than 12 month lease. $800 per mo.
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONTI Direct Gulf front home unlike
any other Island location. Enjoy your private compound in this
three bedroom, 2.5 bath PLUS master bedroom suite Custom
built and includes shower room, workshop & utility downstairs
plus undercover parking for three cars. Qualified buyers, please
call Marie Franklin, 778-2259. Asking $950,000.
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WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
MOVING SALE: Conn spinet organ, china hutch, 2
end tables and more. Call 794-8239.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER $100, frigidaire dryer $50,
both for $125, excellent condition works great. Twin
size bed $20. Call Jackie at 778-3474.
BANANA PLANTS: Finest Honduran commercial
type. Giant stalk. Large delicious fruit. Also Nicara-
guan papayas. Very few. $9.00 each. 383-5771.
3 PATIO bar stools with backs. Orange upholstery.
$50 for set. 778-2787.
TWIN BEDS, extra firm, excellent condition $125.
Maytag washer/dryer $50 each. 778-2368.
MEMORIAL DAY, large yard sale!, Furniture,
housewares, myriad of oddities. 222 S. Harbor Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 8-4:00.
GARAGE SALE BY ALEX. All proceeds.go to All
Children's Hospital. Toys, baby things, misc. house-
hold items. 507 71st., Holmes Beach. Saturday, May
28. Sean says, "don't dare come before 9:00 am".
RUMMAGE SALE Every Saturday in June. St. Ber-
nard Activity Center, 43rd St., Holmes Beach. 9 am
to 2 pm.
"PEARL" a small white cat, green eyes, deformed
back left foot. Freaked on moving day and jumped
through screen. Vicinity of St. Bernard Church
Please call 778-2761.
IRENE'S 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.
COACHMAN MOTORHOME, 1990, loaded, 48,000
miles. New $36,000 asking $18,000. 778-0751.
UTILITY TRAILER new 5X1 0 steel bed, wood & steel
beam sides. Cost $875 asking $700 OBO. 778-0751.
GRADY WHITE 21' w/305 chev. Cuddy Cabin. Call
778-0601 evenings $6,995.
DOCK on deep canal in Holmes Beach. $3.50 ft. with
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.Call Martha Stewart,
778-4362 or Carolyne Norwood, 778-1514 if you can
give a few hours of community service.
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 Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-9413 or 778-6247.
MAID FULL/PART-TIME. Apply in person. Villa Del
Sol Motel, Bradenton Beach.
HOUSEKEEPER needed at The Coconuts Beach
Resort, 100 73rd St., Holmes Bch. 778-2277.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, windows, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR Kitchen & bath, handyman and
home repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience,
local references. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience, complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on Mobile number 356-4649.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
CPD LANDSCAPING, INC. "Natural by Design".
Design Installation Renovations. Full-Service
Landscape Maintenance. Longboat Key 383-9212.
BOB-OF-ALL-TRADES experience in all aspects of
building. Install new to repair. Siding, soffet, facia,
ceramic tile, hardwood floors, dry wall, custom trim
and much more. Quality work in a timely fashion.
Free estimates. Insured. 758-8377.
HOME BUILDER CARPENTER Recently moved to
Anna Maria. Very discrete, very dependable, extra
quality workmanship. 20 plus years experience. Would
like to work for individual homeowner or business, full
or part time. State license pending. 779-2129.
HOUSEKEEPING, laundry, minor repairs, yard
work, shopping, errands, open or close your home
or apartment. We're thorough and dependable. For
estimate call 779-1402.
CLEANING: houses, apt., mobile homes. $10 hr. flat
rate. Call Patsy or Marshall at 778-1637 anytime.
HOME REPAIR SERVICE Professional tile instal-
lation, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exte-
rior. All repairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years
experience. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resi-
dent 25 years. Call for a free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
LIC #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free es-
timates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture 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.
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BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers & con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-5183.
CARPET, TILE, vinyl, or wood. Mobile showroom
brings 1,200 samples to you. Guaranteed installation.
Day or eve. Island owned. Carpet Network, 778-7311.
WHY GET SOAKED? Dry foam, dries fast! We never
use steam. Fat Cat also cleans tile, wood & terrazzo
floors. Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning. 778-2882.
CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Father-Son Team over
30 yrs. experience. Island resident. Repair & new in-
stallation. We also clean floors. 778-4559.
COMMERCIAL STUDIOS 1sm/llg.-Gulf view. Gulf
Drive ideal for small business, office, crafts. Neg.
Anna Maria. Call Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSIFIED
ANNA MARIA, Gulf/Bay views. 1 BR, patio, pool. Fur-
nished or unfurnished. $550 incl. utilities. 211 S. Bay
KEY ROYALE, CANALFRONT w/dock, 2BR/2BA,
1560 sq. ft. w/fam. rm., plus garage, shop & laundry.
Unfurn. annual $1000. mo. Call owner 778-5045.
BEACH RENTAL. 1BR, completely remodeled, car-
peted. 100' to Coquina Beach. $115. weekly an-
nual, includes utilities. 778-2036.
HOLMES BEACH, very nice 1BR apt., 100 yds to
Gulf, furnished or unfurnished. No pets, 778-5246.
2BR/2 BA Duplex apartment, west of Gulf Drive. 3
houses from Gulf. Completely furnished, central a/c
& heat, Florida room. Yearly furnished $1,000/mo +
util.- Season $1520/mo + tax & util. Call 778-2422.
DUPLEX seasonal or annual, 2BR/1 BA. Boat space
available. See Pat at 104 7th St. S. or 750-8715.
WE HAVE GREAT RENTALS! Seasonal & annual
rentals. Gulffront condo, canal homes, duplexes. Call
Debbie Thrasher for all your rental needs, now at
Prudential Florida Realty, 778-0766 or 778-3395.
BEACH FRONT large 1BR/1BA unfurnished duplex.
Annual, no pets, references $550: Call collect 813-
988-1344 or 985-5763.
BEACH SUMMER RENTAL. Appro 150 ft. walking
distance from Gulf! 3BR/2BA comfortably furnished.
Call for reservation, 778-3267.,
BEACH SUMMER RENTAL. Approx. 200 ft. walking
distance from Gulf! Very nice 1BR apt. comfortably
furnished. Call for reservation, 778-3267.
ANNUAL unfurnished 1 BR apt. $400 month includes
water & garbage. Annual furnished deluxe 1 BR/1 BA
condo $600 month. Garage, W/D & tile floors. Very
nice, short term negotiable. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf
Bay Realty, 778-7244.
ROOM FOR RENT, Holmes Beach. $225 + util. No
pets. Call Debra, 778-1098 and leave message.
QUIET SPOTLESS VILLA. South of Anna Maria fur-
nished 2Bed/1 Bath waterfront, boat dock, washer/
dryer, walking distance to shopping and beach. $850
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2/2 Duplexes re-
cently renovated. New tile, carpet & appliances. 1
blk. from beach & shopping. Available June 1st $575/
mo + util. 813-689-8101.
WANTED TO RENT, July 1 annual, unfurnished. 3
bedroom unit, quiet area on Anna Maria Island. Lo-
cal contact, 778-5145.
SUGAR MOUNTAIN North Carolina. 3BR/2BA, fully
furnished, near golf course. $1,200/mo. August -
Sept. No pets. 813-748-7611.
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
NEW HOUSE, Holmes Bch. 3/2, quiet street, private
boat launch, 2 blocks to beach. $184,500.778-1966.
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.
BY OWNER at Perico Bay Club. $89,500. must see
to appreciate! Gorgeous Lake view. 2/2 with many
up-grades. Security, covered parking, pool, spa and
FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's comput-
erized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-Sell
- Realty Counselors. 795-0616.
"IMPERIAL HOUSE" condo. Fully furnished, move
right in today. 2BR/1BA, steps to wide sandy
beaches & Gulf waters. $79,900. Marilyn Trevethan,
call anytime. 813-792-8477. Neal & Neal Realtors.
BY OWNER 4 unit rental complex two buildings -
oversized lot. 150 ft from beach, flowing well for wa-
tering. Owner operated for 25 yrs. Asking $365,000.
111 36 St., Holmes Beach. 778-2071.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA Villa on lake. Pools,
tennis, nature walks, clubhouse & security. Owner
will finance flexible terms, affordable. 795-4806.
YOU CAN FIND THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS in
The Islander Bystanderby reading the advertisements.
AUCTION 10am Sat., June 11, Anna Maria Is-
land. 2700 Gulf Dr., Ocean Park Terrace, Holmes
Beach, FL. Fully equipped & furnished 3/2, 1350+ s.f.
Condo on the Gulf of Mexico. Previews: June 5 &
June 10, 1-4 pm. 10% buyer's premium, possible
owner financing. 813-644-6681, Higgenbotham Auc-
tioneers Int'l Ltd. Inc., FL Lic. AU305AB158.
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
THE DEADLINE IS NOON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person and paid in advance at our office we do not invoice or
handle credit card charges. Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the comer between D. Coy Ducks and the laundromat. Hours:
9 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.
Minimum $4.50 for up to 3 lines 21 WORDS.
Additional lines: $1.50 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines 250 per word.
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Additional lines: $2 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines 250 per word.
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Tuesday 6 7:15 pm Saturdays 5 6:00pm
For More Information Call 779-2129
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MOBILE ENGINE REPAIRS DOCKSIDE
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AMERICAN CAR WASH
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Self service or personal service
Pick up & delivery service available
Enclosed facility for added protection
of your vehicle
778-1617 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
MOST CARS $85
and we come to you!
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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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM to 10 PM SUNDAY 7 AM to 9 PM- PHONE 778-4100
We Welcome Food Stamps
PRICES EFFECTIVE NOW THROUGH TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1994
Every Friday 8;
11 A.M. to NOON
RIGHT HERE ON THE ISLAND!
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Steak $ 99
1 LB. PKG.
Deli Chicken Dinner
2 Breasts, 2 Thighs, 2 Wings,
2 Drumsticks, 1 lb. Potato
Salad & 1 lb. Baked Beans
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