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DEP denies Wiersema deck, dock permits
By Pat Copeland
Daniel Lee Wiersema's troubles with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are far
His after-the-fact permit application for existing docks
and decks on his property at 3220 Gulf Dr. in Holmes
Beach was denied last week by the department Wiersema
also sought a permit for placement of additional boulders
was also denied.
The permit application was part of an agreement
that won Wiersema's release from jail in April.
Wiersema was taken to court by the DEP in Decem-
ber on charges of unlawful coastal construction for
unpermitted dirt, decks, porches and rubble on his prop-
erty. He was ordered to remove the rubble or face jail. An
inspection of the property showed that the material was
not removed and Wiersema was sent to the Manatee
County Stockade in February. After serving 39 days on
charges of civil contempt for failure to remove illegal
construction materials, he was released in April.
His release was contingent upon a five-page agree-
ment worked out between Wiersema's attorney, Brett
McIntosh, and Dana Wiehle, assistant general counsel for
the DEP. The agreement detailed a timetable and meth-
ods for the removal of unpermitted docks, decks, rubble
and fill material previously placed on the property.
The following stipulation addressed the docks and
Submit an application within 30 days for an af-
ter-the-fact authorization for the decks. The application
must include the completed application form, two sets
of as-built plans for the decks, a letter from the City of
Holmes Beach stating that the decks are in compliance
with the local comprehensive plan and setback and
zoning requirements, names and addresses of adjacent
property owners and a completed owner's authoriza-
tion if someone other than Wiersema will be submit-
ting the application. If Wiersema fails to submit the
completed application, the decks must be removed
within 65 days of his release.
In a June 3 letter, Alfred B. Devereaux, chief of the
Bureau of Coastal Engineering, wrote, "This authori-
zation was contingent upon your providing the depart-
ment with certain information in the application, in-
cluding a letter from the City of Holmes Beach stating
that the decks are in compliance with the local compre-
hensive plan and local setbacks and zoning require-
ments. The application you sent to the department did
not include the letter from the city. Therefore, under the
Beach Olympians raise money for United Way IslanderPhoto:MarkRaliff
The Beach House First Annual Summer Beach Olympics was a huge success Sunday afternoon, with more than
$1,350 being raised to aid the United Way. For several years a similar event has been held at the Sandbar
Restaurant in Anna Maria, but Beach House owner Ed Chiles figured Bradenton Beach should have a share of
the fun, thus last weekend's games. Pictured is Tara Gibbons of the Westbay I team flinging a Frisbee toward
the scoring ring as her teammates cheer her on to victory.
Romano quits as building official
terms of paragraph of the proposal, the decks are to be
dismantled and removed."
Devereaux said the department would not consider
any request for armoring until illegal materials on the
property have been removed.
He noted, "However, the application you have sub-
mitted indicates that you intend to leave the boulders in
place, and would like the department to approve the place-
ment of additional boulders on the property. This is not
acceptable to the department and I will again convey to
you this department's unwillingness to allow the illegal
structures presently located on the property to remain."
Devereaux further explained in the letter the de-
partment holds a lien on the property and Florida laws
prohibit the department from approving any application
if a lien exists. He said the department had been will-
ing to work with Wiersema concerning the problem of
the lien based on his "attorney's representation of his
good faith intent to remove the illegal structures."
But Devereaux pointed out, "it appears that your
intentions are not as they have been represented" and
until the illegal structures on the property are removed,
"the department will not consider the merits of any
future application on your property based on the exist-
ence of the department's lien."
goes to Bridge
Bradenton Beach Pier leaseholder Mickey Mims
has received permission to relinquish her franchise to
operate the popular fishing pier and restaurant to rep-
resentatives from The Bridge Tender Inn restaurant.
Mims, who has been ill, told city council members
last week she had signed a contract with Mike Norman,
representing The Bridge Tender Inn, to transfer her city
contract if city council members agreed. She said
Norman had agreed to pay her $10,000 to relinquish
her franchise. The franchise expires in December 1995.
The pier restaurant and tackle facilities have been
closed, several members of the audience told council.
Council members unanimously agreed to the transfer,
but not before hearing angry comments from several other
people who said they were interested in the pier franchise.
"I was surprised the deal had already been done,"
Sandy Greiner told council members last Thursday. "I
had been interested in the pier concession as early as
October 1992." She said she had hoped the franchise
would have been put out to bid.
Two other people indicated they had spoken to
Mims or her associates regarding the pier lease. Both
showed surprise when Mims said she had signed a con-
tract with Norman.
No date has been set for when the official transfer
of the franchise will take place, or when the restaurant
and tackle business will change hands.
Mims took over the franchise at the Bradenton
Beach Pier in January 1991.
By Paul Roat
Joe Romano has had enough.
The Bradenton Beach Building Official tendered his
resignation last week, effective June 30, citing "constant
criticism" and issues relating to beach concessions.
It is the second time in as many months Romano
quit his post. Before, he was talked back into keeping
his job. This time, it's for keeps.
"Because of issues relating to beach activities and
interpretations regarding the Land Development Code, I
feel I can no longer discharge my duties effectively,"
Romano wrote June 8 to the mayor and city council.
"I also feel that constant criticism from certain
board members is also a factor in reaching this deci-
sion," he continued.
Romano has been at odds with members of the
Community Redevelopment Agency and Mayor Katie
Pierola for the past few months.
The CRA questioned Romano's issuance of a per-
mit for a six-foot fence around the Bradenton Beach
Marina, just south of the Cortez Bridge. Romano had
said he legally issued the permit, and had prepared sub-
stantiating data with the help of the city planner and
attorney for a meeting with the CRA, but the meeting
was not held due to lack of a quorum of CRA members.
Romano also had conflicts with Pierola when he cited
Ralph Cole's Bradenton Beach Sailboat Rentals and the
Catalina Beach Resort for operating a beach concession
without necessary permits. Pierola and her husband, Gil,
own the Catalina at 1325 Gulf Drive North.
A host of questions were posed by citizens during
last week's city council meeting. All those who spoke
supported Romano, and questioned what was going on
within the city that a top department head resigned
PLEASE SEE ROMANO, PAGE 2
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Cuba found ................................. ............ 3
Film permits? ....................................... 4
Those Were the Days .................................. 7
Chiles bash Friday ......................................... 9
Announcements .......................................... 10
Stir-it-up................................... .............. 12
Outdoors ............................................... 16
Anna Maria tides ........................................... 17
Real estate .................................. ........... 23
ON TARGET FOR BEACH FUN
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
JUNE 16, 1994
i[ PAGE 2 0 JUNE 16, 1994-" THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
No decision yet on Wet Willies Jet-ski rentals
Bradenton Beach code enforcement board mem-
bers decided to continue to an as-yet-undetermined
date and time a hearing on Wet Willies, Inc., a Jet-ski
After a flurry of motions that either did not receive
seconds or did not receive enough support to pass, the
board decided to listen to the taped recording of a
March 3 city council meeting regarding the controver-
sial personal watercraft.
The pending question by board members: does the
issuance of a occupational license give authorization for
a business to operate, or is an occupational license merely
a revenue generating mechanism by a municipality?
According to City Attorney Alan Prather, issuance
of the license does not mean the business is permitted.
He used the example of having an occupational license
to sell green, leafy plants as being legal, but the sale of
marijuana being illegal. Prather called the issuance of
occupational licenses "revenue generators" rather than
"An occupational lic.se does not grant approval,"
Wet Willies, Inc., owned by Andy Lindzy on prop-
goes back to
By Pat Copeland
After strong objection from Holmes Beach Coun-
cilman Luke Courtney, an ordinance to amend the
city's land development code will go back to the attor-
ney for revision.
The ordinance, concerning the A-1 district, will
add definitions of dwelling unit, multi-family dwelling,
and hotel/motel and clarify the standards and density
governing hotel/motel units.
Courtney noted, "There are a number of holes in
this. She's (the attorney) trying to say the density is 10
hotel/motel units (per acre) but there is no definition in
this of what a hotel/motel unit is."
City Clerk Leslie Ford said she spoke to attorney
Patricia Petruff who acknowledged what Courtney
"Her main concern about defining hotel/motel unit
was if you had a suite of rooms with a door and you
defined it as a unit," explained Ford, "and for economic
reasons you closed that door, you would then have two
Ford added that Manatee County does not define
hotel/motel unit but said if a council member would
suggest a definition, Petruff could consider it.
Another objection from Courtney concerned the
sentence, "A dwelling unit shall not include any struc-
ture designed for transient residents."
"We have issued licenses to 823 people who have
transient residences in the city," he said. "In essence
this change would mean that nobody could rent a single
family residence or half a duplex for less than 30 days,
which is the definition of transient."
Planning Commission Chairman Gabe Simches
noted that in Section 4 there are two definitions.
Courtney added that according to language in that
section, a hotel/motel cannot rent for more than 30
Ford asked that council members submit questions
to her and she will forward them to Petruff. A new draft
ordinance is expected for the July 7 work session.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said that in the future,
when a draft ordinance is distributed to council in advance,
council should submit suggestions, objections and ques-
tions in writing 48 hours before the work session.
"Either we can get the attorney here to address
these issues or address the questions in advance," he
said. "When you're dealing with a.legal document,
most of the questions are legal questions. This council
is not equipped to answer legal questions on their own
and the issue must be tabled until another work session,
which is not expedient."
erty owned by Pete Milazzo, received a city occupational
license March 4 to operate "boats for hire" at 304 Gulf
Drive South. The property is zoned for commercial use.
The problem several code enforcement board mem-
bers, led by Mike Norman, repeatedly had with the issue
was whether the issuance of an occupational license con-
stitutes the city's granting of approval of a business.
Don Keister, representing Wet Willies, said he
believed the land development codes of the city were
vague on the issue, the ownership of the beach itself -
is it owned by the city, the county, the state, or private
citizens? lent a question of jurisdiction to the mat-
ter, and the city's approval "for years and years and
years" of a similar business brought forward questions
of selective enforcement against Wet Willies.
Another sailboat and Jet-ski rental business has
been in operation in Bradenton Beach since 1982. That
business, owned by Ralph Cole, operates out of the
Catalina Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive. The Catalina
is owned by Mayor Katie Pierola and her husband, Gil.
Both have said they receive no financial benefit from
Cole's business. Both Cole and the Catalina have also
been cited for code violations, and a hearing on that
alleged violation is set for Monday.
After hearing testimony in the quasi-judicial pro-
ceeding conducted by CEB Chairwoman Mollie
Sandberg, Norman said "my opinion is I hate Jet-skis,
but if someone says on an occupational license that
they can hire out boats, that's what they can do.
"If this city screwed up, go back and correct it, but
don't penalize a business that's already operating,"
Norman continued. He moved to "throw the whole
matter out," a motion that did not receive the necessary
votes to pass.
CEB member George Sinclair moved to table the
discussion and send the matter to the city council.
There was no second to his motion.
Norman moved to dismiss the charges brought
against Wet Willies. Again, the motion did not receive
enough votes to pass.
Finally, at the suggestion of CEB member Mark
Barreda, the board decided to listen to the tapes of the
city council meeting regarding beach-related activities.
That motion passed.
A date for the continuation of the Wet Willies is-
sue will be set Monday.
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
twice within two months.
Businessman Mike Hodges seemed to sum up the
comments of the citizenry.
"What are the problems here?" Hodges asked.
"The man resigned two times in a short period of time.
What are the problems? If he wasn't doing his job, say
it. If he was doing his job and was caught in a crossfire,
let us know the facts so we can be informed."
Pierola said she believed Romano's resignation
was a compilation of things and duties.
"Isn't it ironic that I turn in my resignation and they
cancel the meeting between the CRA, the department
heads and the city council?" Romano told The Islander
Bystander. A meeting had been scheduled for Tuesday,
but was cancelled in the wake of Romano's resignation.
Finding a successor for Romano will not be an easy
task. Recent changes in Florida law call for building
officials within municipalities to have a wide range of
state certificates and training.
Council members unanimously accepted
Romano's letter of resignation.
Some succulent delights
only give you one chance
to enjoy, and if you're
not a night person you
don't even get that. This
performance of night-
blooming cereus -
featuring 30 flowery
stars -played only to
those who were out and
about one evening last
week at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Magno-
lia Avenue in Anna
Maria. By sunup the
show was over, leaving
only the promise of an
encore some summer
evening in 1995.
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
No beach raking
by county on
Anna Maria Island
Extending the cleaning.of beaches on Anna
Maria Island won't be done by county work
crews, according to Manatee County Parks and
Recreation Director Daniel Hopkins.
After a meeting with Island elected officials,
Hopkins said the request to rake the newly nour-
ished beach on the Island would cost about
$50,000 for the first year for additional equip-
ment, with annual costs of another $50,000.
"We have determined that it would not be
feasible for us to expand the raking operation at
this time," Hopkins wrote in a May 26 memo to
Manatee County Commission Chairman Stan
Hopkins said the current beach raking that
takes place at Coquina, Cortez and the Manatee
Public beaches costs about $30,000. Distance '
raked is about 2.6 miles. To add the newly nour-
ished beach another 4.5 miles would cost
the additional $100,000.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E JUNE 16, 1994 A PAGE 3 M3
Anna Maria sailors distribute aid in Cuba
By Bob Ardren
HAVANA Sailors from 85 boats that participated
in last weekend's Sarasota-to-Havana regatta are now
fulfilling the race's second mission: distributing much-
needed humanitarian aid directly to the Cuban people
The first of the boats that left Sarasota Bay June 10
arrived in Cuba about 7 am. on June 12, roughly 40
hours after leaving Sarasota. By that night, most were
anchored in Marina Hemingway, about eight miles
west of downtown Havana. Early arrivals were greeted
by partying Cuban adults and children offering songs,
rum and lobsters but not, as had been rumored, by
dictator Fidel Castro.
I traveled with the flotilla aboard "Akela," a 32-
foot Erikson sailboat owned by Anna Maria Realtor
Paul Collins. Also aboard were Sarasotans Bruce Hood
and David Macy.
Despite all our expertise, we managed to get lost
en route, following the swiftly moving Gulf Stream.
We wound up on the eastern side of Havana, then took
an additional 12 hours to make our way back to Marina
Hemingway, which we reached about 24 hours after
the first boat arrived.
By Monday, distribution of the food, soap, cloth-
ing, toys and medical supplies carried by the racers was
underway, with some sailors personally handing out
supplies to Cuban people who lived and worked around
the marina. Other racers planned to head for downtown
Havana Tuesday to personally distribute the goods to
Cubans they met on the streets.
One of the primary complaints of Cuban-Ameri-
cans protesting the race was that Cuban government
officials would confiscate the humanitarian supplies
the racers carried, so it would not get to the people. I
myself have seen no evidence of that happening here,
and have personally handed out bars of soap to Cuban
citizens I've met on the street who seem immensely
grateful. I've heard a few reports of Cuban officials at
dockside helping themselves to some of the goods for
their own use, however.
The race was launched from the Sarasota Sailing
Squadron under heavy security, with U.S. Coast Guard
Pre-race grins from the "Akela" crew: from left, Bruce Hood, Capt. Paul Collins, David Macy, Bob Ardren.
and Sarasota law enforcement even Holmes Beach
had a police boat there much in evidence, and po-
lice helicopters hovering overhead. Once the racers
were out in open water, though, most of the escorts
turned back, and the regatta had smooth although
slow sailing from then on.
Most of the regatta was conducted in hot, light air.
Some boats were disqualified from the race itself when
their skippers gave up on the stagnant breeze and
turned on their engines. Most racers sailed straight
through Friday and Saturday nights under clear, star-
lit skies and in calm seas until they hit the Gulf Stream,
which was running at as much as three to four knots.
Along the way we spotted numerous dolphins, fly-
ing fish, and a lone floating life preserver fortunately
A dinner was held for the racers Monday night, and
trophies were presented to the winning boats. After
that, most sailors planned to hang around Havana for
a few days, distribute the rest of the supplies, then head
for home. We will probably head out Friday.
Anna Maria City
6/22, 9 am., Planning Commission
6/22, 7:30 p.m., Board of Zoning Appeals
6/15, 10 am., Budget work session
rescheduled for 6/16
6/16, 9 am., Budget work session with council
and department heads
6/16, 1 p.m., Council meeting
6/20, 6 p.m., Community police meeting on
bicycle registration and safety
6/21, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
S6/22, 10 am., Island Emergency Operations
Center meeting, Anna Maria Fire Station 1,
AN "AMAZING" FLORIDA GIFT TO
S THE LITTLE TOWN OF COLIMA MEXICO!!
Just a few years ago, Father Francis Welsmiller, a leading
organizer of St. Bernard's on Anna Maria Island in Manatee
County, visited Colima for its healthful, restorative
mountain air... There he found an urgent, distressing,
Many young children were abandoned, homeless, loose in
the streets innocent young spirits subject to every one
of life's misfortunes This situation so concerned Father
Welsmiller that he returned to Colima with his own father,
a Detroit trained engineer, and with true "guts,"' slim re-
sources and gifted energy, started the orphanage, La Casa
The growth of La Casa has been phenomenal (miraculous),
really, 600 children served to date ... Currently caringfor
84 young orphans and more almost weekly.
That's why we need your help now! Imagine 252 meals a
day, 1,364 meals a week, plus so many more urgent de-
mands shoes, clothes, medical care, educational needs
and more Fellow Floridians, let's give Father "Wels" a
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9807 Gulf Drive Anna Maria Island 778-1925
Store Hours: Monday Saturday 8am-8pm Sunday 9am-7pm
SALE ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF 6/16 thru 6/20
(While Supples Lost)
Florida Gold O.J. 64oz. Carton (Old Fashioned or Reg.) ................ $1.69
Folgers Coffee Vacuum Bag 13oz. (Reg or ADC)............................ $1.69
Duncan Hines Layer Cakes (asst. var.) 18.5-18.25oz. Box...... $1.09
Duncan Hines Frosting Ready to Serve (asst. flavors) 16 oz......... $1.09
Ultra Tide (reg. or bleach) Cheer or Cheer Free 42oz. Box ........ $3.29
Stouffers Homestyle Entrees 7.18 to 9.78 oz ........................ 2/$5.00
TG Lee 1/2 gal. Frozen Yogurt (asst. flavors) ........................ 2/$5.00
V.I.P. Frozen Fruits Raspberry or Blueberry 12 to 16 oz. bags ......... $2.09
Whole Boneless Chicken Breast
Family Pack ..................................................... b. $2.29
Smaller Packs .................................................. b. $2.99
W hole Frying Chicken ............................................. b. .69
Ernie's Recipe Italian Sausage (hot or mild) ........... lb. $1.99
Deli Gourmet White Turkey Breast ......................... Ib. $2.99
Oscar Mayer Meat Franks (1 lb. pack.) .......................... $1.49
Jimmy Dean 1 Ib. Sausage (reg. or hot) .......................$2.29
SORRY WE DO NOT ACCEPT FOOD STAMPS.
I[ PAGE 4 M JUNE 16, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria discusses
permits for films
By Mark Ratliff
If you're a watcher of film credits,
you may have noticed a person known as
the focus puller a crew member who
measures the distance between camera
and subject to assure accurate focus."
Keep watching, because there
might soon be new person on the set -
the permit puller.
The novel cast member may be re-
quired for any filming in Anna Maria if
the city commission adopts an ordinance
requiring film companies to obtain city
permits prior to shooting. A draft of such
an ordinance has been prepared by City
Attorney Jim Dye, and was presented to
the commission June 14.
In a May 27 letter to Mayor Ray
Simches, Dye explained the proposed
legislation had been drafted to incorpo-
rate "the city's film guidelines into or-
dinance form." Dye said the ordinance
would create "a filming permit so as to
give the city notice and control of those
types of operations within city limits."
In the past few years, several com-
panies ranging from producers of TV
commercials to theatrical features have
expressed an interest in filming in Anna
Maria. Although some residents found
the prospects exciting, others were not
thrilled, believing their privacy would
be invaded in the short run and hordes
of unwanted curiosity seekers would be
drawn here in the long run if the city
were named in the credits. The city re-
sponded by drawing up some guidelines
for film makers.
Those rules were never adopted by
ordinance, but they made it pretty clear
what the city wanted or more specifi-
cally, what it didn't want.
"There will be no reference to the
City of Anna Maria in any commercial
filming," was one condition, while an-
other stated: "No alcohol, tobacco or
drug-related filming will be permitted."
The proposed ordinance does not
prohibit film makers from giving screen
credit to the city, and Dye has taken ex-
ception to the old guidelines' constraints
on certain types of filming.
"One of the differences between
(the proposed ordinance) and your
guidelines is that this ordinance does not
have restrictions on the content of the
films as your guidelines did," Dye
wrote. "The city cannot, by ordinance,
prohibit these things because of First
A number of other guidelines have
been incorporated into the proposed or-
dinance, most notably a portion which
empowers the city commission to re-
quire film companies to post a bond to
cover damages and to assure locations
used in filming will be cleaned up.
Island bike registration,
safety forum set
The Holmes Beach Police De-
partment will sponsor an Island-wide
bike registration and safety forum on
June 20. The registration will be held
in the police department parking lot,
5901 Marina Dr., at 6 p.m. The safety
forum will be held in city hall, next
door, at 6 p.m.
"We would like people to exam-
ine their bikes and find the serial
number," explained Police Chief Jay
Romine. "They should bring that
number along with a description of
the bike and their name, address and
phone number to the meeting."
If you can't find the serial num-
ber or your bike has no serial num-
ber, bring your bike to the meeting,
said Romine. Officers will be avail-
able to help locate the serial number
or engrave one on the bike.
"We will put all the information
in our computer, so when a bike is
lost, stolen or recovered, we can find
the owner," said Romine.
Officer Rob Velardi will give the
presentation on bike safety and regu-
lations. Printed material detailing bike
regulations will be available, and there
will be a question and answer period.
Bradenton Beach begins
By Pat Copeland
Bradenton Beach Council and de-
partment heads met in their first work
session last week to begin their "wish
lists" for the 1994/95 budget.
Department heads pointed out
overages in the current budgets in order
to determine which line items may need
to be increased.
Maintenance Supervisor Buddy
Watts showed increases in attorney fees
due to personnel problems and in county
landfill "tipping" fees for sanitation.
Building Official Joe Romano said
he had increases in professional ser-
vices, attorney fees and advertising.
City Clerk Alice Baird showed in-
creases in professional services and
salaries. She also noted that administra-
tion did not budget enough for the CRA
tax incremental financing.
Police Chief Jack Maloney said his
attorney fees are on the borderline, he
had an increase in building maintenance
and didn't budget enough for training.
Vice Mayor Herb Dolan had no in-
creases in the parks and pier budgets.
Accountant Joyce Pascuzzi said un-
spent funds include $1,600 for road pav-
ing, $3,500 for city hall roof replacement,
$1,000 in the parks account and $40,000
for the pier, dock and revetment.
The group then went over each de-
partment head's proposed budget and
increased or decreased line items based
on Pascuzzi's year-to-date figures. Pro-
posed budgets will be adjusted accord-
ing to these figures and used in the June
16 budget work session.
Watts said his department must bud-
get about $3,500 for stormwater permits
as mandated by the federal government.
The group made a tentative list of
capital improvement projects. These in-
clude beautification and landscaping for
city hall, pier revetment and building
repairs, parks improvements and roof
replacement and parking lot paving for
the police department.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I JUNE 16, 1994 M PAGE 5 nJ
1 ., r--
DE PLANE! IT'S DE PLANE!
Some people just know how
to live, and when Warren
and Wendy Stevens of Palm
Harbor decided to take a
little weekend vacation at
Harrington House, they .a
traveled in style by
seaplane. When they ~'
arrived, the pontoon-
equipped Cessna taxied
right onto the beach in
front of the Gulf-front bed
and breakfast (Wendy says
she didn't even get her
good shoes wet). Warren
and Wendy leave
Harrington House, at right,
with their carry-on lug-
gage, are escorted to the
plane by pilot John Corso. .
Islander Photos: Mark Ratlif
Friends and relatives up north? You can send them Island greetings every
week, all year long with a subscription to The Islander Bystander. We
have over 800 happy, eager-for-Island-news subscribers and the list
grows every week. See page 7 for details.
ban ordinance put
on hold in
Bradenton Beach city council members decided to
await implementation of a ban on a long list of beach
activities until state officials have determined just who
owns the beach.
Councilman Jim Kissick suggested the matter be
tabled until state officials determine beach ownership
between the erosion control line and the water the
area the proposed new law would affect.
The problem is that the city doesn't have author-
ity over state property, Kissick said, and at this point
in time no one is really sure just who has jurisdiction
on the new beach.
By rights the beach is state land. State officials
have told The Islander Bystander they do not police or
maintain beach that has been renourished, though, and
that task falls to the agency that contracted with the
state on the nourishment effort in the case of Anna
Maria Island, Manatee County.
Manatee County has said they do not have jurisdic-
tion on the length of the beach, just at the public parks
at Coquina and Cortez Beach and at the Manatee Pub-
lic Beach in Holmes Beach. Any other beach mainte-
nance or patrolling is either the responsibility of the
local government or the private citizens.
"The state owns the new sand, not the county, not
the city," Kissick said. "We have no jurisdiction on the
new sand, so we can't issue any occupational licenses
or anything out there." Kissick said he advised the city
council to table the matter until state officials can re-
view the proposed ordinance and determine what can
or can't be done.
The proposed ordinance prohibits more than a
score of beach activities, from shooting firearms to fly-
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No, it's not a kid's game of football. But it for all
the marbles if you're talking to the players in the "run-
for-governor" or "fight-the-bridge" campaigns.
This week, Lawton Chiles and Buddy MacKay
kick-off their gubernatorial campaign at The Beach
House restaurant in Bradenton Beach. For anyone who
doesn't already know that would be Islanders here
less than a week or so Lawton and son Ed Chiles
own the place.
The invitations are warm and fuzzy. "Lawton and
Buddy hope to see you ..."
Well, they're probably not hoping to see the gang
from Save Anna Maria protesting, but they may.
Florida Secretary of State Jim Smith, also a candi-
date for governor, visited Anna Maria Island just a
week ago. He gave SAM members and others opposed
to the proposed new 65-foot, fixed-span bridge to re-
place the bridge at Manatee Avenue some hope when
he said he'd be willing to "spend $14 million bucks
Perhaps Smith will spend the money on other more
urgent state needs like education, or the environment
Smith also said he thought the Florida Department
of Transportation should pay attention to people at the
local level. Now there's a novel thought. After all, how
much more of a big shot politician can we call our own
than Lawton? He and Ed have owned the Sandbar res-
taurant in Anna Maria since 1979. That's local.
As locals, they must know how much we are fight-
ing to retain the quiet character on Anna Maria.
As locals, they must know of our concerns for
seagrass bed damage caused by the proposed big bridge.
But, hey, they've been busy in Tallahassee. Maybe
they haven't heard us down here on Anna Maria.'
So here's the chance we've been waiting for. Let's
tell Lawton we want to be heard.
Surely he hasn't heard us yet. If he had, reason
would lead him to conclude that for evacuation safety
and high wind dangers, for preservation of the environ-
ment and the character of Anna Maria Island, we
shouldn't have a "high rise" bridge.
Doesn't the state know that we have laws on Anna
Maria Island against buildings more than two-stories
We hope other candidates come to town on the
We hope they hear us.
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A very special thank you
Thank you very much to all of the people who worked
so hard to make the Anna Maria Island Centennial Cel-
ebration a fun-filled, three-day, family-oriented success
and thank you to all who attended the celebration.
A very special thank you to:
The Centennial Executive Committee -
Carolyne Norwood, Jane Adam, Pat Copeland and
The Centennial Finance Committee George
Norwood, Jim Kronus and Sandy Greiner.
Anna Maria School and time capsule coordinator
- Maureen Loveland.
Street dance and arts and crafts show coordina-
tor Sandy Greiner.
Auctioneer Dick Hennessey.
Parade coordinator The Anna Maria Island
Privateers and Charlotte McKelvey.
Picnic coordinator Mark Mixon.
Picnic game coordinator Roy McChesney.
Flavors of the Island coordinators Darcy Lee
Marquis Migliore, Pierrette Kelly and Marion Cavanagh.
Event sales coordinator Toni King.
Luke Courtney, Chairman,
Centennial Executive Committee
While watching the coverage of D-Day in Europe on
TV, June 6, it was refreshing not to hear one World War
II veteran whining, complaining, blaming others or mak-
ing excuses for his plight in the war. The men and women
of that time in history had ajob to do and did it.
Remember they were the same Americans who
grew up during the Great Depression. They were taken
from high schools and colleges, from jobs and family
-disrupting their entire life.
Many would face death in the war. More than 13
million served their country. Many millions more
worked long hours in defense plants and on farms to
arm and feed the world.
When they returned home they only asked for a
chance to get started in a normal life again.
The rest is history.
Howie Herman, Bradenton Beach.
Center counselor warmly
I would like to thank The Islander Bystander and
its staff for the outstanding support and coverage of the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Pat Copeland's
"Community in Crisis" series showed us the real issues
and problems facing Island young people. Tomara
Kafka was generous and kind in her interview about
mynew position here at the Community Center. Mark
Ratliff was very helpful at the recent Community Ac-
tion Program (CAP) meeting.
The Islander Bystander and its staff are well aware
of the needs of this community's young people. I am
pleased that they have such an advocate.
I wholeheartedly support the plan to hold monthly
street dances here on the Island. In the future, I hope
that the Community Center can be made available to
teenagers possibly for dances.
I encourage any young people to come by the
Community Center on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thurs-
day with their ideas, suggestions and comments. I hope
to have teen activity groups beginning after the perfor-
mance of "The First Time Club" on June 15. Interested
teens or their families can contact me for a tentative
schedule at 778-1908.
Susan L Montgomery, AMICC
Sandbar: A simple solution
Why must we the taxpayers be subjected to such
waste as the on-going Sandbar Alley situation which
has been studied to death, not to mention the attorney
All this indecision costs money and time.
Why not grant a variance to the Sandbar for what-
ever encroachments that have taken place over the
years? Leave the the alleys in place as they have been
for years and don't let the Sandbar expand beyond its
This is a simple and practical solution.
In closing I would like to to say to our commission-
"Please stop passing the buck. Stand up and be
Lloyd W. Roberts, Anna Maria
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
__ Part 12, Anna Maria Island and the Seminole War, 1835-1842_
by June Alder
The faces of this Seminole family reflect the suffering inflicted upon victims of
Florida's long and bloody Indian Wars of the 1800s.
A DESPERATE PLEA
When the Spanish fishermen based
at William Bunce's Anna Maria Island
rancho came home from the sea to find
their wives and children gone, they must
have been wild with rage.
In their absence Gen. Thomas Jesup
had seized their loved ones those of
Indian blood, nearly 100 in all to ship
them away to a strange land.
In despair some of the
husbands followed their
families. Others looked to
Secretary of War Joel
Poinsett for help. Twenty-
one petitioners signed this
letter to him, dated April
were located on the Gulf
Coast of the Peninsula of
Florida as fishermen and
seamen long prior to the
cession of the Territory
to the United States
(1821). It had been along
established custom rec-
ognized by the Spanish
Government at Havana
as legal to intermarry
were located o
Gulf Coast of
long prior to tl
sion of the Ter
the United Sta
(1821). It had
Havana as leg
with the Indian women of the Country.
Many of the offspring of these mar-
riages were baptized and educated there
and recognized as legitimate. At the
change of Flags they became lawful citi-
zens of the United States.
"At the commencement of the
present War that portion of your memo-
rialists who had resided at Charlotte's
harbor were driven from their homes
and pursuits by the Indians, their prop-
erty plundered and destroyed. With their
wives and children they sought safety on
one of the Islands in the mouth of
Tampa Bay and, uniting with those of
their own class residing there for com-
mon defense, they pursued their usual
avocations as far as their exposed situ-
ation would permit.
"Your petitioners have been long
and intimately acquainted with the Gulf
Coast of Florida, and have cheerfully
rendered their services to the Govern-
ment as Pilots when no others could be
found of sufficient knowledge of its
navigation to render that service. While
many of them were thus engaged in
serving this Country, an order from the
Commanding General forced from their
homes their wives and children and
drove them to the West.
"This order by a single blow has
severed from them their families and
blasted at once their happiness and all
their prospects in life. Your memorial-
ists solemnly believe this has been the
result of deep and malignant misrepre-
sentation and falsehood contrived by
their Enemies (Seminole leaders) to
wreak their vengeance upon those who
refused to join them in
lists the atrocities which they
n the have perpetrated.
the "Your memorialists
S a respectfully urge that nei-
iord>a as their they nor their fami-
Sseamen lies have lived within the
he ces- Indian boundaries nor
ritory to have they been subject to
rtes the Indian laws; that their
avocations, way of life
been a and customs are all essen-
ed cus- tially different from those
d by the which characterize that
rnment at people; that their families
al to are incapable of gaining a
subsistence by the means
th the usual among the Indians;
_.' and that their removal to
a strange country, where
their long accustomed occupations and
their only means of support could not
be pursued, must inevitably subject
them to hopeless destitution and
"Having continued true and faith-
ful to their allegiance, at all times in
readiness to serve the country in any
manner in which their services could be
required while those who have sought
to destroy them have spread ruin and
desolation over it, they feel that they
have just claims on the protection of
the Government for themselves, their
wives and their children.
"They earnestly pray that the order
of removal may be rescinded, and that
they may at least be permitted to return
to their homes when the Seminoles
shall have been removed. But if their
prayer is denied they earnestly entreat
that they may be permitted to remove
to some other country where their fami-
lies can be supported and protected
from the vengeance of a people from
whom forgiveness is rarely extended."
Today we would be aghast at a vio-
lation of human rights such as described
in this document. We would call it a war
crime. It is not fiction. It happened right
here on Anna Maria Island.
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A Revetment work scheduled
Near Bridge Street in November
After three years of effort and negotiations, work is
scheduled to start this November on a $220,000 revet-
ment at the foot of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
A cooperative effort between the city and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, the revetment a sloped
seawall will stretch from Bridge Street at Bay
Drive South to the Bradenton Beach Pier, ACE
spokesman Rick McMillan told council members last
"Bridge Street was being undermined," McMillan
said as to what prompted the project. He congratulated
Mayor Katie Pierola for her efforts to get the project
About $55,000 will be paid into the project by
Bradenton Beach, with the remainder of the revetment
funded from federal sources.
Large granite stones will be placed in a slope in an
effort to protect the roadway froil wave and water ero-
sion, McMillan said, and power poles will be relocated,
probably underground. He said power to the pier will
not be disrupted during the estimated three months of
"This is a happy day for Bradenton Beach," Pierola
Island worker dies
Ralph Lewis of Bradenton, age 60, was killed
Monday, June 13, when he fell from a ladder while
repairing an air conditioner at a Holmes Beach resi-
dence. He was a 10-year employee of West Coast Re-
frigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating.
According to Holmes Beach police, Lewis was
pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. He had
been working on the the air conditioning unit which
was approximately 9 feet off the ground when he fell,
striking his head on a 4-foot-high brick wall.
Salary program passes in Holmes Beach
Thur Sat 10-5
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FATHER'S DAY SALE
By Pat Copeland
At last week's meeting, the Holmes Beach City
Council passed a salary program by a vote of three to
two, despite protests from Council members Luke
Courtney and Billie Martini. The program sets guide-
lines to implement the salary step plan passed last year
"It will cost the city too much money," noted
Courtney. "What you're doing is giving automatic
five percent or one-and-one-half percent pay raises to
all the employees. You're setting the precedent for this
in the city."
Council Chairman Mary Ellen Reichard re-
sponded, "We have already established this step plan.
What we are doing here tonight is just allowing it to
be implemented. If you want to come up with a new
salary step plan, that will have to be done at another
work session. The department heads have already
made their budgets based on this step plan."
Courtney said he disagreed with the implementa-
tion of the plan.
"I would like to see an annual increase for COLA,
then I want to use the steps to reward outstanding per-
formance," he explained. "We need better job descrip-
tions and an evaluation system for all department
heads. And you can forget the longevity incentive."
Martini agreed with Courtney.
Councilwoman Pat Geyer said she is happy with
the plan as it is.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she is willing to
give the plan a try. She asked what the plan will cost.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said percentage in-
creases plus longevity will cost $13,000 versus a
COLA increase which would cost $22,000.
In other business, council passed on first reading an
ordinance amending the city's building regulations and
fees and on second reading an ordinance establishing
the planning commission as the land development
Artistic in-home teaching legal
By Pat Copeland
An ordinance to establish criteria for artistic in-
home teaching is on its way to the Holmes Beach
Planning Commission for consideration.
The ordinance, which makes artistic in-home
teaching a special exception use in all residential dis-
tricts, was reviewed and revised by council at last
week's work session. Such teaching is not permitted
under the city's current home occupation license regu-
A great deal of discussion focused on the require-
ment for two off-street parking spaces to be provided
for students in addition to two for the residents of the
Councilman Luke Courtney said, "I can see a resi-
dence with two parking spaces and this will require
them to cement over their lawn for more parking
spaces. I don't think that's realistic. I think that's
still the ones to beat
Although one resident of Anna Maria man-
aged to break up the Holmes Beach winning
streak, denizens of the Island's middle city are
still a force to be reckoned with at the weekly
horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall.
Winners of Saturday's competition were
Ruth Foehrkolb and Doug King, both of Holmes
Runners-up were Gene Snedeker of Holmes
Beach, while Anna Maria's Herb Ditzel pre-
vented the games from going down in the record
books as a Holmes Beach shutout this week.
The games take place every Saturday at 9 am.
changing the character of a residential area."
City Clerk Leslie Ford said the resident would not
have to cement over the area, just provide parking for
additional cars to keep students from blocking neigh-
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore noted that most
students are dropped off and said cars could park on the
Ford replied that the spaces must be off-street, not
in the city right-of-way.
Courtney said that would "turn people's lawns into
Ford replied, "You're impacting a residential
neighborhood by allowing it. If you don't put anything
in there, we don't have anything to enforce."
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger pointed out, "I get more
complaints about parking than anything else. It doesn't
say they have to be on the same property. How about
if the property doesn't have adequate space for the ad-
ditional parking the resident could get a shared park-
ing agreement from a neighbor."
Council agreed to stipulate that the applicant must
designate the location of the off-street parking spaces
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard ob-
jected to the stipulation that "no artistic license may be
located on any parcel or lot any part of which lies
within 1,200 feet of any other parcel or lot on which an
artistic license has been granted."
"What if you have an art teacher and a piano
teacher next door?" she asked.
Piano teacher Paulette Kilts told council that there
are two piano teachers who are on different streets and
in different residential zones but are within 1,200 feet
of each other.
Courtney said the applicant must pay a $200 fee to
cover the cost of notifying neighbors within 500 feet
for their comments. He suggested changing the dis-
tance between licenses to 500 feet. Council agreed.
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Repaving project set
for Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez pre-
sented a list of streets to be repaved to the Holmes
Beach City Council last week. Council will vote on the
following locations at the June 21 meeting:
43rd Street from Gulf Drive to the existing new
pavement, 40 feet.
Clark Drive from Holmes Boulevard to Marina
Drive, 1,075 feet.
Clark Lane from Palm Drive to Clark Drive, 300
79th Street from Palm Drive to Marina Drive, 570
29th Street from Avenue E to Gulf Drive, 210 feet.
30th Street from Avenue E to Gulf Drive, 210 feet.
36th Street from 4th Avenue to Gulf Drive, 200 feet
38th Street from Gulf Drive east to the dead end, 600
39th Street from Gulf Drive east to the dead end,
5th Avenue from Gulf Drive north to the dead
end, 450 feet.
67th Street from Holmes Boulevard to Palm
Drive, 500 feet.
Holmes Boulevard from 72nd Street south to 69th
Street, 725 feet.
75th Street from Marina Drive east to the dead
end, 1,260 feet.
Existing drain pipes at 82nd, 83rd and 77th Streets
and Marina Drive will also be replaced with 12-inch by
18-inch pipe, said Fernandez.
"The reason I chose those is because they are at the
end of a line," he explained "We know Swiftmud
(Southwest Florida Water Management District) is
going to be coming up with some recommendations
and I didn't want to get into the middle part of the city
putting in new pipes."
T Another phase of the project is to restripe Palm
Drive from Gulf Drive to the Palm and Marina Drive
apex and continue on Marina Drive to Gulf Drive and
Gulf Drive from Marina Drive to Manatee Avenue, he
said. There will be two cross walks, one at 45th Street
(near the elementary school) and one at 56th and Ma-
rina Drive (in front of the library).
Councilwoman Billie Martini said she thought
Swiftmud discouraged paving projects.
"- I "<'" '
With a little help IslanderPhotos: Mark Raliff
from his friends
They were dancing in the streets (actually in the
parking lot of the Drift Inn) Sunday afternoon as a
crowd of well-wishers gathered to raise afew
dollars for Tommy Tanner. Tanner, a longtime
Bradenton Beach city employee, lost a leg to
diabetes, and the weekend fundraiser was held to
help pay some of his medical bills. In addition to
live music, there was plenty offood supplied by the
Anna Maria Island Privateers.Pictured is Tanner
taking a moment out from the festivities to chat
with Bradenton Beach City Clerk Alice Baird.
Fernandez said he received a letter from the
agency that clarified their stance on the subject.
"It said that was not their intent," he noted. "As
long as we keep it to an inch or less, they don't see
that interfering with drainage."
Some of the streets listed do not need repaving,
"Part of my projection is to keep up with our
paving before it becomes a problem five years down
the line," he explained. "I once told the council that
it would cost $660,000 to repave all the streets that
had not been paved in the last three or four years.
With a $66,000-a-year budget, we're talking ten
years to complete the project. If we don't start pav-
ing now, in four or five years we'll be faced with a
much higher paving budget."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said there is
$70,00 in the budget for the repaving.
Councilwoman Pat Geyer asked that Fernandez
consider adding the short stretch of unpaved road on
the north side of Manatee Beach that runs east into
Martini asked Fernandez about homeowners who
replace their grass with rocks and shell. The rocks or
shell are underlined with a plastic covering.
"This is keeping the rain from penetrating their
property and accumulating water to go into the street or
their neighbors' yards." she said. "More water is going
into our drainage system than it's capable of handling."
Fernandez said the city has regulations concerning
the amount of land coverage and that most of these rock
yards were installed many years ago. He said if a new
one is installed that exceeds the percent of land cover-
age, it would be considered a code violation.
He further noted that the code does not restrict
drainage into the street but Swiftmud requires com-
mercial properties to contain the first inch of rainfall
on the property. He said such a calculation could be
devised for residential property.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger suggested that Mar-
tini speak to Swiftmud representatives about her con-
cerns when they visit the Island next week.
Chiles kicks-off re-
election bid on Island
Lawton and Buddy hope to see you at The
Beach House restaurant on Friday, June 17 from
noon to 1 p.m. if you have a contribution. The
invitation states they'll accept contributions up to
$100 for their campaign.
Lawton Chiles is seeking a second term as the
state's Democratic governor, with Buddy McKay
as running mate and lieutenant governor. The field
of candidates includes three Democratic candi-
dates in addition to Chiles. Nine Republicans and
two independents have also filed for the Novem-
ber 8 election. The first primary is September 8.
The Beach House is at 200 Gulf Dr. N.,
Tanner appeals firing
by Bradenton Beach
Tommy Tanner is appealing his termination by
the City of Bradenton Beach, despite a veiled cre-
ation of a job specifically for him.
Tanner has gone through serious medical problems
in the past few months, and was terminated from his
position in the public works department of the city.
The city council last week created a new position
within the city dealing with maintance along Bridge
Street and landscaping of city-owned buildings. Al-
though the creation of the position was not catered
expressly for Tanner, it appears he is the only candi-
date being discussed to fill the new city job.
In appealing Tanner's termination by the city,
City Attorney Alan Prather said Tanner has the right
to appear before a special appeals board. City coun-
cil members last week approved Keith Phillips, Dick
Griffin and Ken Lohn to serve on the board.
The appeals board is tentatively set to meet June
20, to hear the case. The board's decision wilflthen
go to the city council for a final determination.
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to be held Monday
Sing to God, a praise celebration, will be held on
Monday, June 20, 7 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church. The special inter-denominational service, held
on the third Monday of each month and sponsored by
Harvey Memorial, Roser Community Memorial
Church, St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation, is an open and infor-
mal musical celebration.
For more information or for transportation call
Island Real Estate
Island Real Estate announces Thomas M. Nelson
has joined the company as a sales associate. Nelson,
working in real estate five years, is a member of the
Manatee County Board of Realtors, a winner of the
Premier Circle Award and a Million Dollar Award pro-
ducer for four years.
Nelson lives in Anna Maria City with his wife
Peggy and son Chris.
Art League offers
summer classes for
adults and kids
Prisma-Color Drawing classes taught by Julie
Claudel Stewart are being held for adults Thursday
mornings 10 a.m. to noon. The classes are $10 per
class. Pay ahead or as you go.
Children's classes are taught on Tuesdays, from
4:45 to 6:15 p.m., and Wednesdays, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The classes are $7 per class. Pay ahead or as you go.
Learning to draw is a rewarding and satisfying
experience for individuals of all ages. The classes pro-
vide an opportunity to understand the proper use of per-
spective in art work and to enjoy the process of shad-
ing with color or black and white.
For more information call the League at 778-2099
or Stewart at 778-3688.
Check for skin cancer
at free screening
Free cancer screenings will be held on Saturday,
June 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the HCA/L.W. Blake
Hospital, in the Physical Therapy Department, 2020
59th St. W., Bradenton.
Sponsored by the American Academy of Derma-
tology and the American Cancer Society, the screen-
ings are a part of a national campaign to encourage
early detection and teach prevention of skin cancer, the
most common form of cancer in this country.
For more information call 753-6471.
Reserve tables for
baseball card show
The Island Community Baseball Card Club spon-
sored by the Concerned Island Parents will be held on
Saturday, June 25, from 10 am. to 1 p.m. in the Fellow-
ship Hall at Roser Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Free trading tables will be available to display your
cards if you reserve in advance. Call Bill Goldschmitt
at 778-7918 to reserve a table.
Chamber 'open house' set
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold an "open house" reception at S&S Plaza,
Holmes Beach, on Wednesday, June 29, from 5 to 7
p.m. Chamber members hosting the event include
Ches's Pasta Plus, La Pensee Plumbing, Linda's Sunny
Side Up Cafe, Island Canvas Products, Prudential
Florida Realty, Brain Gym, Island Rental Service and
Island Gallery West.
Quickscreen at Island
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
bringing Quickscreen for Women, the mobile unit for
mammography screening, to its parking lot, 501 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, on Wednesday, June 29,
from 8:30 to 4:45 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment
Safe boating course
starts July 5
A course in boating safety will begin Tuesday, July
5, 7:30 p.m., at the Flotilla #81 Training Center, 4208
129th St. W., Cortez.
The three-week course is conducted by certified
Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors and includes boat
handling, navigation, legal requirements, weather and
radio. The class is twice a week on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings. Except for a nominal fee for materials,
the class is free.
For more information call Flotilla Staff Officer
Shirley Northrop at 722-6971.
Artists Guild offers kids
The Artists Guild of.Anna Maria Island, with the
Roser Memorial Community Church summer program,
is offering art classes for children and youth, 8 to 14
years old, Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Classes are 10 am. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Regis-
tration fee is $5 for the four weeks and class size is lim-
ited to 20 students. If needed, transportation may be
On July 6, Louise Harris will teach sketching. On
July 13, Barbara Singer will teach watercolor. Ruth
Elliott will cover Structured Art on July 20. Pastels,
taught by Russ Alban, will be featured on July 27.
.For more information or to register call Roy
McChesney or Molly Parks at 778-0414.
Adult tennis to be held
A free guided tennis practice for beginning and
intermediate adult players will be held on Tuesday
evenings, from 7:30 to 8:30 or 9 p.m., at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
The group is led by Roy McChesney and spon-
sored by Roser Memorial Church and the community
center, in cooperation with the "morning tennis play-
ers." Extra rackets are available.
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Mexican orphanage has local roots
The Casa San Jose de los Huerfanos, or the Saint
Joseph Orphanage, was founded in Colima, Mexico, in
1973 by the Rev. Francis Welsmiller the same pas-
tor who founded St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Father Welsmiller was visiting Colima for its
healthful, restorative mountain air when he discovered
a pressing need: Many young children were aban-
doned, homeless, hungry and loose in the streets.
He decided he must return to Colima to help. With
his own father, Fred, an engineer, they founded an or-
phanage for boys in a remodeled pig barn. An adjacent
building was soon remodeled to accommodate girls and
The progress of the orphanage has been slow but
steady. A boys dormitory was built in 1986 and a new
girls dormitory, a kitchen, dining room and four class-
In 1993, the Casa received a grant to improve the
dormitories, to add a patio, update the laundry and to
furnish the kitchen and dining room. In the fall of 1993,
the Casa opened a primary school.
The orphanage currently houses nearly 100 children
and help financially and physically is needed.
Volunteers are needed to read to the children, teach
English and agriculture, provide love and affection, re-
The cafeteria at Casa San Jose de los Huerfanos in
pair buildings, plumbing and electrical systems.
The Casa, which is privately supported, is in con-
stant need of funds for food, clothing, shoes, living sti-
pends, school expenses, utilities, office and building
The local address for donations or correspondence
is the Saint Joseph Family Foundation, P.O. Box 12 66,
Holmes Beach, FL 34218.
Paul Esformes of Anna Maria, Katharine Wight of
Holmes Beach and Chris Kazaks of Bradenton, stu-
dents at King Middle School, are eligible to attend
Duke University's TIP program this summer.
Of 66,265 Talent Search students, they are among
1,494 students who are academically in the top 1 percent
of their peers across the nation and scored better on the
SAT than 70 percent of college-bound juniors and seniors.
The Duke University Talent Identification Pro-
gram (TIP) is a non-profit educational organization
founded in 1980. Duke is one of several universities in
the country to sponsor a TIP program and draws from
16 states in the Southeastern United States.
King Middle School selects eligible 7th grade stu-
dents based on test scores in mathematics, verbal and
composite on the Stanford Achievement Test. Because
these tests were designed for high school students, they
require knowledge and skills rarely taught in junior or
middle schools and are far too difficult for average 7th
graders. Gifted students, however, have often learned
a great deal on their own, either at home, through in-
dependent study, or special instruction.
This year, through the coordination of Cheri
Rigney of Holmes Beach, 55 King students, including
13 Islanders, qualified to take the SAT.
Paul and Katharine will be at Duke University, in
Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, from July 16 to Aug.
6. Paul will take an Astronomy course and Katharine
will study French. They will be joined by Mark
Esformes and Brett Pettigrew, past TIP participants.
Ski-A-Rees win top
The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees won first place in the
Florida State Water Ski Show Tournament at Lake
Hollingsworth, Lakeland. The Ski-A-Rees are the first
amateur ski team to successfully build a double-top,
four-tier pyramid in a tournament and, for the fifth year
in a row, have won this tournament.
In the individual competitions, Beth Lundsmark
and Jon Lassa of Sarasota took first place in the open
division of doubles. Anita Johnston took second place
in the expert swivel. Linda Henry, who competed
against professional skiers from Cypress Gardens and
Sea World, placed fourth and was the top amateur skier
in open swivel competition.
Children and Divorce, a court-approved course for
divorcing parents, will be taught at Manatee Community
College on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The
class helps parents deal with children's denial, rebellious-
ness, anger, guilt and sadness. The cost is $25. The Open
Campus is located on 34th Street West, Bradenton. For
more information call 755-1511, ext. 4204.
Registration for Summer Term 3B for new students
entering Manatee Community College is taking place
at the admissions office for day and evening classes
beginning Wednesday, June 22, and ending Aug. 3. For
more information call 755-1511, ext. 4234.
The Job Seekers Clubs of Goodwill Industries-
Manasota, Inc. will help you find a job with sessions
on interviewing skills, telephone job leads, resume
writing and one-on-one assistance as needed. Member-
ships are free and open to the public. For more infor-
mation call 795-0978.
Simplified Chord Approach to Piano taught by Donna
Bath will be held at Manatee Community College on
Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $35. The
Open Campus is located on 34th Street West, Bradenton.
For more information call 755-1511, ext. 4203.
The South Florida Museum and Bishop Plan-
etarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, will commemo-
rate the 25th anniversary of the moon landing with a
trip to the Kennedy Space Center, "Spaceport U.S.A.
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By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Pay attention all you artists out there (and art collec-
tors). Put it on your calendar: three big Island art shows
have set dates and application deadlines are coming up.
The Artists Guild is accepting applications for a non-
juried arts and crafts show at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, Nov. 12-13, which ushers in the Fifth
Annual Heritage Days festivities. Inside spaces are limited
and cost $50. Outside spaces are $35. Except food and
beverage vendors, spaces are available only to artists and
crafts people for the display and sales of their own per-
sonal works. To reserve a space write to the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
FL 34217 or call 778-6694 or 778-1908.
The Anna Maria Island Art League is accepting
applications for the Seventh Annual Anna Maria Island
Springfest to be held on March 11 and 12, 1995, at the city
hall field in Holmes Beach. The juried festival features
original works of art and crafts. Completed applications
must be received by Dec. 15. To request an application
write to the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, FL 34217, or call 778-7125.
The Longboat Key Art Center is accepting res-
ervations for space in the Sixth Annual Art on the Av-
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form, artists may call 383-2345 or write to the
Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr. S.,
Longboat Key, FL 34228.
If you're really hankering for that artsy, craftsy shop-
ping experience, take it across the bridge to the Manatee
Civic Center where next week, July 23 and 24, an indoor
show, "Summer Extravaganza," will feature artists and
craftsmen from throughout the southeast.
Another art event to note is from the Island Gal-
lery West, an independent cooperative artists gallery
in Holmes Beach, currently sponsoring a lively exhibit
of paintings at the Holmes Beach Barnett Bank.
The 40th Annual Snooks Adams' Kids Day is
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Bayfront Park. Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Privateers, the event is open to all kids with free hot
dogs, pizza and drinks. Festivities include games,
which begin at 11 a.m.; the Best-Dressed Little Pirate
Contest, at noon; a Treasure Hunt, 12:30 p.m.;
Sandcastle judging, 1 p.m.; and all day long kids can
meet the Privateers and board their ship. The first Kids
Day was organized by Snooks Adams, a former
Holmes Beach police chief, in 1954. He turned the
event over to fellow Privateers in 1980 when he retired.
Chez Andrd has reopened after a well-earned
week's vacation. And where does a French islander go
on vacation? Another Island, St. Lucia in the Carib-
bean, of course. "We ate a lot of Creole food," Andre
said. He also reports that it's not too expensive to go
there. There's a volcano on the island, a former Brit-
ish colony. Andre's refreshed and enthusiastic about
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his new summer menu offerings.
There's plenty going on at the Anchorage includ-
ing a new chef, Joe Pickman, who is dishing up some
pretty wonderful stuff gourmet entrees actually.
John Home tells me they've turned the upstairs into a
separate dining area serving seven-course gourmet din-
ners, wine included, and reservations are a must. A new
menu downstairs includes eight nightly "chalkboard"
specials plus early bird dining, plus the buffet. All a
result of Chef Pickman's creativity. Pickman's resume
includes Windows of the World at the New York Trade
Center, the Russian Tea Room, also in New York City
and the Breaker's in Fort Lauderdale.
The Bridge Tender is trying to open its new ad-
dition, added deck and a new bar inside on Friday. But
we'll see, says Chef/manager Kathy Eubanks, who's
calling it "the white elephant" because it was sup-
posed to have opened a month ago.
Other news is that Bradenton Beach city officials
awarded the pier concession to the Bridge Tender and
while they are waiting on the contract with the city, they
hope to open by Monday. The new manager is Gary
Eubanks, Kathy's husband and former manager at the Rod
and Reel Pier for three years. Of course, it's still a fishing
pier and will remain a fishing pier, i.e. tres casual.
The Bradenton Beach City Pier contract was
available due to health problems of Mickey Mims, who
held the concession since 1991. We wish you well,
Mickey, and hope you get better soon.
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Island police reports
don't count on Duffy's to satisfy the craving. Miss
Duffy, Pat Geyer,reports that she and Ed are off to
North Carolina with grand-daughter Emmy and the
dog. The grill will be turned back on Wednesday, June
29, but the big question is when will the all-you-can-
eat blue crabs be back in the pot?
The Colony on Longboat Key was featured in a
recent restaurant review in the Sarasota Herald-Tri-
bune. Kristine Nickel, who writes the "Word of
Mouth" column, recommends the Colony's brunch as
a great way to celebrate Father's Day. We couldn't
agree more but we all know there's plenty to rave about
on our own Island when it comes to brunch. Anna
Maria offers a virtual plethora of breakfast dining es-
And across the bridges in Cortez and Bradenton,
Capalbo's Pizza owner Michael Capalbo was cited
recently in the Bradenton "mullet wrapper" for gener-
ous contributions to the needy. He's one of a small
group of Manatee County restaurants who regularly
donates food to the local homeless population through
Loving Hands Community Church. Loving Hands
feeds and ministers the homeless at the Manatee
County Courthouse every Saturday evening. Other lo-
cal restaurants participating include Tropical Thai,
China Palace, Basil's, Domino's, Hungry Howie's,
Subway and Woody's Bar-B-Q.
Anna Maria City
June 5, information, 700 block of North Shore
Drive on the beach. The officer located a 25-pound
container on the beach. On the container were the
words "Borid" and "Boric Acid." The container was
investigated and deemed to be non-threatening. Waste
Management was contacted to remove it.
June 5, theft of hood ornament from automobile,
100 block of Elm.
June 1, trespass, 100 Gulf Dr. N., Circle K. The
complainant reported that he has an on-going problem
with the subject coming into the store and being abu-
sive. The subject refused to leave the store. Upon the
officer's arrival, the subject was abusive to the officer,
who issued a trespass warning and advised the subject
to leave the store or be arrested.
June 3, stolen tag, 1900 block of Gulf Drive.
June 4, DWLS, 12700 block of Cortez Road.
June 5, warrant arrest, Cortez Beach.
June 5, criminal mischief, 200 block of Gulf
Drive South. The complainant reported that a person
unknown knocked down part of a wall.
June 5, burglary to an occupied dwelling, 2300
block of Gulf Drive North. The victim reported that he
was asleep on the couch and woke up to find the sub-
ject standing in the living room.
June 6, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. A per-
son unknown caused minor damage to the cage which
protects turtle nests and got inside the cage but did not
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June 6, disturbance, 2312 Gulf Dr. N., Sunset
Terrace Condominium. The complainant reported that
a pest control representative came to the door and was
belligerent when he said he did not want the apartment
sprayed. A verbal altercation occurred, said the report,
and the pair shoved each other. The owner of the pest
control company responded to handle the employee
and drive the truck back to the office.
June 8, theft, 2400 block of Avenue B. A moped
valued at $150 was removed by a person unknown.
June 9, lost property a wallet containing a
driver's license and credit cards, Cortez Beach.
June 3, suspicious, 248 S, Harbor Dr., St.
Bernard's Catholic Church. Three juveniles were skate
boarding in the parking lot and asked to leave.
June 3, disturbance, 2900 block of Avenue E. The
daughter's boyfriend caused a disturbance. He was
gone upon the officer's arrival.
June 3, suspicious, Manatee Avenue and Gulf
Drive. The officer responded to a report of subjects in
a gray car stopping people in the road and asking ques-
tions. The subjects were gone upon the officer's arrival.
June 4, burglary to an automobile, 200 block of
Peacock Lane. The complainant reported that a juve-
nile entered the vehicle and pulled out the back seat to
gain entry to the trunk, causing $50 damage.
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June 4, DUI, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, Kingfish
Ramp. According to the report, the officer observed
Byron McDuffie, 33, of Ft. Meade passed out behind
the steering wheel of his vehicle. The engine was run-
ning, the automobile was in drive and the subject had
his foot on the brake. The officer placed the vehicle in
park, turned it off and woke the subject.
The officer observed a partially full can of beer in
the drink tray and numerous empty beer cans on the
passenger-side floor board, said the report. He asked
McDuffie to exit the vehicle, administered field sobri-
ety tests and placed McDuffie in custody. When
McDuffie was searched at the jail, the deputy found
two partially full bags of marijuana and a pack of roll-
ing papers in McDuffie's pocket.
A friend of McDuffie's, who happened to be at the
boat ramp, offered to take possession of his vehicle with
McDuffie's consent The officer located a Colt .45 cali-
ber, semi-automatic gun, loaded and holstered, in the ve-
hicle and confiscated the weapon for safekeeping.
June 5, assistance, 6005 Gulf Dr., Playa
Encantada. The officer responded to a report of a snake
on the stairway and encouraged it to leave the area.
June 5, vandalism, 3018 Avenue C, Holmes
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June 6, grand larceny, 200 block of 71st Street.
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June 7, suspicious, 6700 block of Gulf Drive on
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June 8, grand larceny, 3700 block of Fifth Av-
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June 8, petty larceny of two bicycles, 2900 block
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June 8, DWLS, 5200 block of Gulf Drive.
June 8, trespass, 7300 block of Gulf Drive. The
owner of a home being built reported neighbors told
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June 8, traffic, 200 block of 85th Street. The of-
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driving recklessly and warned the owners.
June 8, assistance, 400 block of Bay Palm Drive.
The complainant reported a noise coming from his
parked vehicle. The officer located a malfunctioning
motor to a power antenna and disconnected the battery.
June 9, found property a stolen automobile tag,
100 block of Gulf Drive North.
June 9, trespass, 100 block of White Avenue. The
complainant reported juvenile surfers walking across
June 9, retail larceny, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported that two white male juve-
niles came into the store, removed a 12-pack of bottled
beer and ran. They were not found.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER m JUNE 16, 1994 m PAGE 15 II
The Holmes Beach Police Department took a
moment away from its police work to acknowledge
some special kids at Anna Maria Elementary with
tickets to the Shriner's Circus held recently in
Sarasota. The happy circus-bound students are Julia
Lalli, kneeling center, with Cory Blancet, Brett
Milks, Katie Payne, Jenna Maroney, Brandi
McGohan, Jamie Milks, Brad Milks and Joshua
Wimberly occupying the first row, and Mark Ewing,
Jessica Skinner, Amber Johnson, Candice Echols
and Randy Blancet standing in back. Holmes Beach
Police Chief Jay Romine, left, and Jim Kronus,
principal, right, enjoy the moment with the children.
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Earth steward report; hurricane, development tales, too
By Paul Roat
ANOTHER Outdoor Perspective
With Bob in Cuba for the Sarasota-to-Havana re-
gatta, I'll try to fill his shoes in writing the Outdoor
Perspectives column while he's away. Of course, con-
sidering Bob's size 14 feet, it won't be easy ...
Don't forget June is the month to renew your boat
registration. Lines will probably be long, especially as
the month draws to a close, so either mail in your reg-
istration or stop by the Island Tax Collector's office at
5508-C Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton has come
up with a pretty good way to avoid long lines for those of
you who, like me, tend to put things off to the last minute
when it comes to saltwater fishing license renewals.
Several businesses on or near the Island offer fish-
ing licenses, giving you a chance to avoid long lines at
the tax collector offices.
If you're looking for a saltwater fishing license,
stop by Annies Bait and Tackle in Cortez, Island Dis-
count Tackle in Holmes Beach, or Perico Harbor Bait
& Tackle just across the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
As stewards of planet Earth, it seems we haven't
done a very good job, according to a recent report.
Worldwatch Institute, an international research orga-
nization, has just released "Vital Signs 1994," a compila-
tion of achievements and disasters in global ecology.
The good news such as it is is that we've
only got 49,910 nuclear weapons on the planet, and
we're using energy efficient fluorescent lights more.
The special lights energy savings equal about 18 coal-
fired power plants, Worldwatch officials say, and the
nuke reduction is down from 69,480 weapons in 1986.
The bad news: rain forest devastation now equals
temperate forest devastation worldwide; two-thirds of
the bird species are on the decline; at least 17 species
of bugs can't be killed with any type of insecticide on
the market; stockpiles of grain are at a 20-year low; the
AIDS virus now infects 20 million people worldwide;
and the earth's waters are yielding about all the edible
creatures they can.
"Of all the key indicators measuring the health of
the planet," a Worldwatch official said, "we have suc-
ceeded in reversing the decline in only one the
manufacture and production of chlorofluorocarbons
that deplete the ozone layer."
Worldwatch has one last statistic: seems bicycle
sales last year reached an all-time high of 108 million.
Automobile production is dropping, too, with "only"
36 million vehicles produced in 1990 and declining
from that all-time high.
With hurricane season upon us, I thought the
following might be of interest to all barrier island resi-
dents. It's from "Tales from Margaritaville" by Jimmy
Buffett, in a story about a woman coming back to her
Island home just before a hurricane was due to hit.
"The sign at the entrance to town swayed in the
wind. 'Welcome to Heat Wave. Bake until done, then
"Her father had painted it in his workshed, just
after he'd successfully convinced the locals not to re-
name the town. This was back when the first bankers
and land developers were trying to cash in on the is-
land. Her father had taken them on and beaten them.
Still it saddened her to know they had finally gotten a
foothold when they built the gold and country club. As
her father used to say, 'If you were going' on vacation
or trying' to find a place to retire to and was looking' at
the road map to find a spot, what sounds better: Heat
Wave on Snake Bite Key or Silver Springs?'
"The argument had worked while he was alive, but
it seemed nobody could just leave well enough alone.
Yet the town of Heat Wave had fought the onslaught
of condo commandos just over the bridge; they were
spreading like the plague across the rest of the Gulf
Coast. For generations, her family had prevailed on
Snake Bite Key. It was her turf, and she knew it well.
Now nature was in motion, and the fury of a big storm
was not going to discriminate between environmental-
ist or developer when it came ashore."
So true. And I can't help but wonder about the
message about names, too. After all, places like Trea-
sure Island or Siesta Key have massive condos along
their shores, while we here on Anna Maria Island don't
Development pressure differences, or shrewd naming
Bob will be seeing you next week.
Summertime fishing keeps coming on strong
By Paul Roat
Fishing still is good, with big catches of redfish in
the backwater and grouper, snapper and amberjack re-
ported offshore. There are also a lot of cobia out there.
One of the most telling indicators of good fishing
is the amount of bait in the water. "Bait" is something
of a generic term for several species of small, densely
schooling fish. Bait found in the area include scaled
sardine, Spanish sardine, menhaden, threadfin herring,
bay anchovy and Atlantic bumper.
Baitfish are found in both the Gulf of Mexico and
in the bays. Popular spots to find bait are where anglers
are, too: seagrass beds, near pilings and around piers.
Baitfish are critical links in the marine food chain,
bridging the gap between microscopic organisms -
that are eaten by the baitfish and larger predators,
which are eaten by man.
Although bait can be caught with a hook and line,
it's a pretty tedious task. Castnets are the best bet to get
a mess of bait.
* Capt. Mike Heistand is on special assignment. His
fishing column will return next week.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said registration is
still going on for the annual Fishing the Islands Tourna-
ment Saturday, so sign up now. For fishing, he said to look
for grouper and snapper 15-30 miles offshore. Kingfish
reports are still coming in, too. For the backwater angler,
look for redfish and trout on the flats, and there are a lot
of catch-and-release snook out there as well.
Bill at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishing is super
right now. Anglers are catching good-sized redfish off
the popular pier, as well as mackerel, pompano, a few
sharks at night and some catch-and-release snook.
Rocky at the Anna Maria City Pier said mackerel
and redfish are the best bets for pier fishers. There are
tarpon moving along the passes and beaches, but
they've been just a little too far out for pier anglers to
hook. There have been some cobia around that have
been hooked, as well as some drum.
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay H said redfish are the best
bet for his charters, with limits on every trip. Trout catches
are also good, as are Spanish mackerel, permit and cobia.
Zack said there are lots of tarpon off the beaches.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said redfish are great
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Capt. Phil Shields on the Reef Reacher is doing a
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receive honors, too
Major and minor league Little
Leaguers weren't the only
players to be recognized for
their achievements on the
diamond recently, for the
Island's youngest ball stars
also took home their share of
pride and glory.Tee-ball coach
Steve Richards (above)
presents a trophy, while
league president Scott Dell
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good hands to be a ballplayer
and, at right, buddies Logan
Bystrom (left) and Michael
Richards prove they have four
of the best in the league as
they scarf down the sweets
after the awards ceremony.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 16, 1994 U PAGE 17 IBr
Island players on way
to winning season
If the season-opening double-header had been any
indication, it might have been hard to predict where the
Anna Maria Island Community Center Islanders were
going they won one and lost one against the Lakers
at Bradenton's G.T. Bray Park in the season-opening
The Islanders' opening gambit was a 47-46
squeaker, with Mike Doyle scoring a heart-stopping
40-foot shot as the whistle sounded the end of the
Game. When the crowd started breathing again, the
stats indicated Kevin Shook and James Sayko each
scored 14 points, with Shook commanding the defen-
sive honors with nine rebounds.
The Lakers sought revenge in the second game,
dragging the Islanders up and down the court until the
S AMICC team was 12 points behind. Shook made a
more-than-valiant effort in this match-up, tossing in 28
points and hitting the Lakers for 13 rebounds, but the
clock killed the Islanders'late rally with the scoreboard
showing 57-53 for the Lakers.
Although the Islanders' early fifty-fifty performance
record in close games would not make most handicappers
feel overly comfortable, the team has shown major im-
provement last week, winning two games and establish-
ing it as a sure bet for things to come.
Next up for the Island hoopers are the Falcons (Fri-
day at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.) and the Hawks (Saturday at
2 and 3 p.m.)
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will be held in the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
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Individuals must register by Friday, June 17, in
order to be placed on a team. Cost is $20 for first child
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Jack Elka's sons follow in father's footsteps
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
You may not have seen many pictures of Jack Elka's
face, but if you've been around for any time at all, you've
seen the many aerial photos of the Island that Elka takes
from the cockpit of planes and helicopters.
It's a familiar sight the dazzling blue-green
waters in brilliant color contrast to the white sandy
shore the Gulf on one side of the Island, the man-
groves and sea walls of the bay on the other. The
Island's streets, houses, canals even pools are
clearly defined by the camera's eye from above.
The First Union Bank, Harlan's One Hour Photo,
Phoenix Frame, the Key Royale Clubhouse or just
about every real estate and doctors' office on the Island
are where the public can see Elka's large and very
detailed framed aerial photos of Anna Maria Island
and Longboat Key.
Or you may have seen Elka's work in many local
publications, including the cover shot on the newly
published Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Visitors Guide and The Islander Bystander.
"People love to pick out their own house or
condo," says Elka about the popularity of his map-like
But you don't have to purchase one of those spe-
cial-ordered framed photographs. Now you can buy a
signed "Jack Elka" aerial shot reproduced on a T-shirt
or in a small plastic viewer.
Elka, who has owned his Island photography busi-
ness since 1980, is not just a photographer; he is an
entrepreneur at heart.
A good example is how he came up with the aerial
shots in small plastic viewers, which are available at
Harlan's One Hour Photo shop in Holmes Beach.
"Three years ago," says Elka, "the Longboat
Chamber of Commerce had a golf tournament. They
thought it would be a good idea to take pictures of the
golfers and put them into the viewers."
Elka said he'd do it and called the distributor in
"The minimum order was for 500 viewers. Plus it
was a rush order," he says which cost him extra deliv-
"Well," Elka laughs, "they only had 10 golfers, so
I was stuck with 490 viewers."
Those unused viewers sat around his Holmes
Beach studio for a couple of years until one day when
he came up with the idea to trim up some extra aerial
slides which fit perfectly into the viewer.
It has become his nine-year-old son Stephen's job
to trim the slides and fit them into the viewers.
"I sell them as fast as I can get them into Harlan's
shop," he laughs.
Elka also started printing the T-shirts of Anna
Maria and Longboat Key last year.
"I started doing them last November for the holi-
days," says Elka. They are available at Harlan's, Phoe-
nix Frame and Elka's studio.
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Like father, like son
The eyes of the world seen through the camera lens
or interpreted through the music of Jack.Elka are
talents that may be passed onto his son, Michael 15.
Both father and son are in the business of taking
pictures and both share a love of music.
The T-shirts, which Elka designed, had manufactured
and distributes himself, recently caught the eye of a ma-
jor T-shirt manufacturer who distributes to companies
such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Eckerd Drugs.
"He thought it was a hot idea," Elka says. "All the
T-shirts will be the same," they will all be aerial shots,
says Elka, but they will be of different sights.
"They're talking about flying me up the Atlantic
Coast, from Miami to Hilton Head in South Carolina
and the outer banks of North Carolina," says Elka.
"Then (they're talking about flying me) over to the
Gulf Coast of Texas and the Alamo, then to Colorado
and the ski resorts."
While Elka is hopeful this deal will work out, he
is not dependent on some pie-in-the-sky promise from
anyone else. He keeps his schedule busy with wed-
dings, portraits by the sea, his shots from the air and
other professional interests and pursuits.
"The aerial photography is my main thing," says
But Elka's background also includes music and he
makes time in his busy schedule to include a daily dose
of musical notes. For instance, he plays piano Tuesdays
on the Seafood Shack Showboat.
Elka says he'd "rather wear a tux and play jazz in
a New York club any time," and staying active with
music allows him to keep his feet wet In an area where
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there are lots of other musicians, Elka has worked with
various facets of playing and producing. Part of that is
producing on some fairly sophisticated state-of-the-art
musical equipment called a MIDI (Musical Instrument
Digital Interface) computer studio.
"Photography pays my bills and allows me to do
what I want with my music," says Elka.
Elka's talents seem to have passed from father to
son. His oldest son Michael, 15, and a sophomore at
Manatee High School, plays cello in the school orches-
tra and has had his own video business, working with
his dad for three years.
Michael's first job was to videotape the wedding
of a teacher's daughter.
Elka seems proud and happy to have his son carry
on in the father's tradition of mixing music with a prac-
tical application of learning the latest in visual tech-
"Michael is helping me now, too," Elka says.
Together, Michael and Jack can do a whole wed-
ding package including the traditional photos and the
video with a musical background that Elka produces on
his own equipment.
Elka and Michael just filmed a wedding, says Elka,
where the groom wrote an original song for the cer-
"He faxed the music to me," Elka explains, "and I
put all the music into the computer. The groom will
come down the aisle playing the saxophone." The
background music will play from Elka's IBM sequenc-
ing equipment and will also be programmed onto the
Michael, whose business is called Last Minute
Video, also does insurance videos of home inventories.
"There are a lot of little niches you can fit into that
area," says Elka about his son's business.
"It's tough for kids today," Elka says. "By the time
Michael graduates from high school, he'll have a busi-
ness of his own. Then he can make some decisions
about what he wants to do with his future."
Even Stephen, at nine years old, has exhibited an in-
terest in following his father's (and brother's) interests.
Besides helping his dad to put aerial slides into the
eye viewers, Stephen recently became the official cam-
eraman in the new video morning news program at
Anna Maria Elementary School.
While Stephen has the summer off, in the last few
weeks of school the students began a morning in-
school TV announcement program which will continue
as soon as school begins in the fall.
"The school is applying for grants," says Elka, "to
buy state-of-the-art equipment."
Elka checks his busy calendar for the weekend.
"Looks like I have Father's Day off," he says. It's
unusual for him, he says, to not have to work on a
weekend. He'll spend the day with his family.
"We'll probably go out to breakfast. I'll get to re-
lax, open all my gifts," he laughs, "and have my
Father's Day cake."
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The Island Poet
Dad, I never understood why you wouldn't let me roam,
And you never had any peace 'til you knew I was home,
How you would try to choose my friends, and be so
stem with me,
And gave me many a whack because I'd disagree.
I knew you surely loved me, but I never understood,
And a few times I thought I'd leave the house for good.
But all those things you did for me are suddenly com-
'Cause I am a father now and have two boys of my own.
Freedom Village Team leads cancer fight
The Freedom Village Team received the Striders Cup from the American Cancer Society during the
organization's recent Fourth Annual Making Strides Against Cancer 5K move-along-athon held at the Veter-
ans Monument Park in Bradenton. The Freedom Village Team raised more than $3,000, the largest team
contribution. Call the American Cancer Society at 753-6471 for a schedule of cancer-fighting social events.
Evelyn Grace Coenen
Evelyn Grace Coenen, 87, of Bradenton died
June 6 in Freedom Village Nursing Center.
Born in Bound Brook, N.J., Mrs. Coenen came
to Bradenton 50 years ago. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Cortez Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son, Ward C. Foulkes of
Bradenton; a brother, Charles Bruss of Havre
D'Grace, Md.; a grandchild; and a great-grand-
Memorial services were private. Toale Broth-
ers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Ferdinand Luthmers, 78, of Anna Maria
died June 10 at home.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Luthmers came to Anna
Maria from there in 1972. He was a millwright He was
a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Margie; two daugh-
ters, Patricia A. Davis of Anna Maria and Candace
M. Saunders of Lake Villa, Ill.; and a grandson,
Dennis J. Davis of Anna Maria.
There will be no visitation or service. Toale
Brothers West Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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When Buying or Selling,.Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
2217 Gulf Drive 778-2246
FL 34217 Office
Photo Courtesy of Vicki Lane
Brownies sing at the beach
Two Island Brownie troops gathered at the Anna
Maria Bayfront Park on Friday, May 6, for a sister
troop and family songfest. Among the singers are
(from top left) Heather Hurst, Kristin Dashiell,
Jessica Hickerson, Ginny Mazza, Shauna Kirns,
Katrina Lathrop, Shaileah Pittman, Cindy Calhane,
Lindsay Lane, Amanda Kyzer, Jamie Gregorich,
Stephanie Katz, Rachel Brugger, Alex Blossom,
Troop Leader Donna Kyzer, Jamie Milks and Shawn
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ceilings throughout. Tropical setting with pool, gazebo and
lush landscaping. Short walk to Gulf beaches. Offered at
$379,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
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Florida style 1st floor condo on Bay. Glassed
lanai and balcony, 3BR/2BA, garage with stor-
age, tennis, pools and 24hr. security. $197,900.
GULF FRONT CONDOS Efficiencies, 1BR, 1BA
and 2BR, 1BA. From $525 to $700 mo. plus utilities.
EFFICIENCY APT. $425 plus electric.
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR, 2BA, furn. $1000
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX 2BR, 1.5BA
with Bay view. $600 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR, 1BA, $575 mo. plus
2217 Gulf Drive
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PALMA SOLA HARBOUR CONDO ... very
well cared-for home. Corner unit on canal. 2
bedroom, 2 bath. Neat & clean! Best
waterview anywhere $124,900.#57807. Call
Robert St. Jean, 778-6467 today!
A PLEASURE THE MOMENT YOU ENTER...
Large, bright "great room", breakfast bar &
kitchen w/upgraded appliances. Eurostyle
cabinets. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, plus a large
family room! $95,000. #57750. Call now! T.
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WONDERFUL STARTER HOME ... vinyl sid-
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Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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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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HOLMES BEACH Well kept Island home. Cen-
tral location, short walk to beach. 2BR/2BA with
large screened porch and fenced yard. To settle es-
tate. $134,900. Call Helen White, 778-6956 eves.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
605-C Manatee Avenue. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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EXCEPTIONALI Attached villa in quiet neighbor-
hood. Close to beach. Two bedroom, two bath,
family room plus enclosed porch. This home had
lots of TLC. $102,900. Call Jennifer Jones 795-
2865 eves to see this "Best Buy" on the Island.
ENJOY A CAREFREE LIFESTYLE: in this three
bedroom, two bath home with a caged pool and
deep water canal. Other amenities include boat
dock, sprinkler system, 70% stone lawn, fruit
trees, double garage. Room for expansion. Now
reduced to $224,000. Please call Carol Williams,
778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
CATCH A BARGAIN! Now it's your turn to own
your own home. Two bedroom, 1.5 bath villa
close to everything in central Holmes Beach -
the Gulf, Bay, shopping, churches, school (easy
walk for the kids). $74,500. Call Mimi Wilde for
an appointment 755-7752 eves.
THE BAYOU: Two bedroom, 1 bath condo-
minium with a water view completely refur-
bished in 1991. Just steps to Bay, beach and
Anna Maria fishing pier. Turnkey furnished.
$86,500. Call Mimi Wilde, 755-7752.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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5347 Gulf Drive
Buy it and sell
it FAST with
Great business location on
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City. 52.1' x 145', zoned com-
mercial, ONLY $79,500. Call to-
day! Janice Tressler, eves 778-
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Luxury Is within your reach with this elegant 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath North Point
Harbor masterpiece First class construction, quality craftsmanship, and stunning
decor combine to form this splendid showcase. The formal living area offers a wall
of sliding glass doors which push entirely back, allowing for optimum views and
bay breezes. There is also a vaulted ceiling with tasteful recessed lighting, mir-
.rored bar area with wine rack, and tiled fireplace. The spacious European style
S kitchen has both Jennair and GE appliances and soft, dove gray cabinets with
under counter lighting. There is a built-in breakfast table and desk overlooking the
spectacular seaside vista. The sumptuous master suite offers a generous sitting
room area plus sunny picture gallery with skylights. The private bayside patio of-
fers spectacular views of sea, sky, and Egmont Key. The luxurious master bath
has beautiful hand painted tiles, Jacuzzi tub, oversize shower, bidet, his and hers
sinks and closets, plus skylights. There Is a 50 ft. boat dock with electric lift and
davits, 7 zone sprinkler system, and 4 car garage. Also included Is a top drawer
-security system, 4 zone central air and heat system, and central vac and Intercom
system, plus drinking water filtering system and water softener. Custom made win-
dow treatments and wall coverings complete the picture perfect. Unrivaled perfec-
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MAGNIFICENT GULF VIEWS Excellent design
with open floor plan for a DNR approved/permit-
ted 3BR 2BA home just a few steps from beach.
Buyer would have final selections. Priced at
$238,500. Call Dave Moynihan for further details.
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SPACIOUS 3BR 2BA canalfront home in Key
Royale with a peek of the Key Royale Bayou.
Structurally sound, but in need of modernization
to bring it to the peak of perfection. Priced at
$179,900 to allow you to update in your own
style and taste. Call Pat Thompson for details.
Eves at 778-6439.
HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well maintained
Island home with good central Holmes Beach loca-
tion. Two bedroom, two bath with large garage and
storage area. One block to Gulf beaches. Priced at
$109,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
ISLAND DUPLEX Well maintained 2BR/1BA on
each side. Close to Gulf beach and with a peek of
the Bay. Fully rented on annual basis. Priced at
$112,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL BROCHURE
MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT! 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 forthree cars. Qualified buyers, please
call Marie Franklin, 778-2259. Asking $950,000.
835 North Shore Drive. This 3 bed-
room, 2 bath Gulffront home is beyond
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SCommercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778-1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
J AND SATISFACTION
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 Uc. No.4467
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repairpopcom ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
ULicensed and Insured
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
S .* ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
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COMPLETED. OPERATIONS INCLUDED
* MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
HOME REPAIR CO.
Installation-& Repair Interior & Exterior
Handicap Conversions Rails, Ramps, etc.
Carpentry Decks Dry Wall Kitchen & Bath
23 Years Experience Island Resident Local References
LOCAL # 927-1322 SARASOTA
Jasper Laster, Product Consultant
5990 S. Tamiami Trail
TOLL FREE 1-800-833-5486 Fort Myers Factory
FREE EXPERT ADVICE
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
/ore than a mullet Wrapper!
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WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander.
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL Wash and vacuum every
week all-year on a $15 weekly contract basis. We
come to you with fully mobile service. Call mobile
phone # 356-4649.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
WALL AIR CONDITIONERS, 2 1 with heat. 779-
SCUBA GEAR, excellent condition like new. Regu-
lators, BCs, tanks, wetsuits, computer, spear gun,
equipment bags, lights, etc. Call 778-6028.
REMODELING. Frigidaire white twin-oven range,
$200. Kitchenaide gold dishwasher, $50. Fisher ste-
reo speakers, MS135A, best offer. Commercial
moving cartons. 778-4590.
SAWDUST JOE COUCH, loveseat, good condition.
$75 firm. Will deliver on Island. 778-3468 after 5pm.
TAN RECLINER, $25. 383-2247.
RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, June 18. St. Bernard
Activity Center, 43rd St., Holmes Beach. 9am to
WILD MONKEY GARAGE SALE. T-shirts $1 up,
Polos $5 up, misprints, misc. items, collectables,
dried flower arrangements. 9905 Gulf Dr., Anna
Maria. 8am to noon.
MOVING SALE furniture, dishes, clothing, jewelry &
more. Fri. & Sat., June 18 & 19. 2908 Ave. E #2.
Holmes Beach. 8am to 1pm.
2 FAMILY GARAGE SALE! Sat., June 18. 103 7th
St. S., Bradenton Beach. 9am.
MOVING SALE TV's, kitchen goodies, bikes,
clothes, linens & misc. Sat., June 18. 105 79th St.,
Holmes Beach. 8am to noon.
SUMMER MUSIC. Piano and Keyboard lessons in
my studio or your home. New Island resident with
Masters degrees and 10 years experience is accept-
ing students at all levels. 778-3539.
FREE to good home. Black Ridgeback mix, 10
month old puppy. Has all shots & housebroken! 778-
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.
SUNFISH with beach wheels. $450. 778-0437.
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., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! 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.
FULL-TIME Marine yard help. Fork lift operator, boat
detailer,. gas dock attendant, etc. Call Ken at 778-
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-9413 or 778-
STUDENT Male or Female for land upkeep. Holmes
HOUSEKEEPER Harrington House Bed & Break-
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, home repairs.
Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc.
Island resident, 23 years experience, local refer-
ences. 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.
ISLAND PAINTER: fast, neat, reasonable. Call Big
HOUSEKEEPING windows, laundry, minor repairs,
yard work, shopping, errands, open or close your
home or apartment. Thorough & dependable. For
estimate call 779-1402.
CUSTOM FIBERGLASS, ETC. Repairs, gelcoat,
boats, decks & hot tubs. No job too big or too small.
All work fully guaranteed. 15 yrs. exp. 794-8896 for
AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE leasing, marine &
fresh water, new set ups, consultations, residential,
& commercial. Experienced, dependable & refer-
CARING QUALITY COMPANION. Your needs, your
convenience: Great cook, safe driver, transporta-
tion, errands or travel. Cleaning of course. Please
C.N.A. Island resident, Island references. commit-
ted to quality care & dependability. Page # 749-2430
or leave message at 749-2431.
NO JOB TOO SMALL! College student, father of
three, trying to make ends meet. Lawns, tree trim-
ming, etc. Lifelong resident, references. Keith, 778-
LOVING CHILD CARE by the hour, mornings or
evenings, fun, safe environment. References. 778-
HOME REPAIR Kitchen & bath, home repairs.
Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc.
Island resident, 23 years experience, local refer-
ences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING ResidentiaVCommercial, 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.
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MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional
installation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee
County resident 25 years. Call today for a free es-
timate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving
the Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates- 28 year Island Resi-
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free
estimates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repair.
778-4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers &
concrete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-
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.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, painting, carpen-
try, roof coating & repairs, drywall repairs and pres-
sure cleaning. Work guaranteed. Low Prices. Call
778-0410 leave message.
COMMERCIAL STUDIOS 1sm/1lg. Gulf view. Gulf
Drive ideal for small business, office, crafts. Neg.
Anna Maria. Call Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
BUY IT! SELL ITI FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSI-
DIRECT GULF FRONT vacation rental. 2 week
minimum, summer or fall. Beach, pool, tennis,
Jacuzzi, & sauna. 794-8877.
-HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/2BA unfurnished. Annual,
references $600 plus utilities. 1 BR/1BA furnished,
seasonal. Call collect 813-778-0405.
HOLMES BEACH: Tropical landscaped 2BR/1BA
house 100 yds from Gulf. Large sundeck & lanai with
spa. No pets, unfumished. $1000/mo. 778-5246.
ROOMMATE TO SHARE home on quiet canal on
north end of Longboat Key. $400/mo. 383-0639.
PERICO BAY CLUB, unfurnished 2BR/2BA with
lakeview, W/D, tennis, pools, 24 hr. security and
covered parking. 794-6472.
2BR/2BA HOUSE annual lease. Vaulted ceiling,
1200 s.f., storage, W/D & carport. No pets. 2.5 blks.
to beach. $800 month includes utilities. 778-4796.
1 BEDROOM furnished apartment for rent weekly
or monthly. Across the street from beach. $600 per
month plus electricity. 778-5035.
ISLAND CONDO 2BR/2.5BA lanais, eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, pool, walk to beach, low maintenance
fee and owner may finance! 99,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Island Real Estate 778-6066 or 795-0105
OPEN HOUSE EVERY DAY. New home, 260 S.
Harbor Dr., Holmes Bch. 3BR/2BA, quiet street,
private boat launch, 2 blocks to beach. $179,500.
BY OWNER at Perico Bay Club. $89,500. must see
to appreciate Gorgeous Lake view. 2BR/2BA with
many up-grades. Security, covered parking, pool,
spa and tennis. 794-5085.
FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's com-
puterized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-
Sell Realty Counselors. 795-0616..
BY OWNER 4 unit rental complex two buildings
- oversized lot. 150 ft. from beach, flowing well for
watering. Owner operated for 25 yrs. Asking
$365,000. 111 36th St., Holmes Beach. 778-2071.
1105 Gulf Dr. N., 60 ft. to beach. 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, fenced yard & patio, sundeck, ceramic tile/
carpet, asking $135,500. Make offers Call Yvonne
Higgins at Island Real Estate 778-6066 or 795-0105
BY OWNER S. Bay Blvd. Elevated 2BR/2BA
home, large enclosed garage & shop, rear deck w/
canal view. Many extras. 813-778-7070.
WATERFRONT LOT By Owner. Cleared 90'xl 10'
seawalled on deep water canal. Prime Holmes
Beach location. 505 83rd St. House plans available,
includes soil test. 778-2975.
PALM HARBOR LOT. $65,900. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt Neal & Neal Realtors, 778-2261 or 778-
4931 after hrs.
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