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Holiday swimmers beware: stingrays are here
By Mark Ratliff
Death, taxes and stingrays they're all inevitable,
but only one can be avoided.
As the heat of summer rises, so does the number of
people who are being injured by stingrays. In the first
21 days of this month, 38 injuries have been reported
at Manatee Beach, with Coquina Beach laying claim to
the dubious honor of 52.
These are just the reported injuries at the public
beaches, so it can be assumed that the Island-wide to-
tal is much higher due to the miles of private beach
where painful encounters with stingrays are just as
likely, but end up less often in official statistics.
Marine biologists theorize that the over-fishing of
sharks may explain why stingrays have been seen in
greater numbers in recent years. Sharks feed on the rays,
and it has been suggested that with fewer sharks preying
celebrate July 4th
their own way
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
The Fourth of July, along with other holidays such
as Memorial Day and Labor Day, is one of those long-
time traditional beach days.
The Island's beaches will be overflowing with people.
Family get-togethers, picnics, hot weather, ice-cold cool-
ers, warm Gulf waters combine naturally to create a per-
fect way to spend an important American holiday.
Islanders, who are well known for their own inde-
pendent ways and lifestyles, celebrate these traditional
beach days in their own way.
After all, we have the beach every day.
What do Islanders do on Independence Day?
Melody Kramer, president of SAM (Save Anna
Maria), says that she and her husband, Leon, don't have
anything big planned. "We are doing nothing," says
Kramer. "We'll probably get on our bikes and ride
down to the Sandbar for the fireworks."
Renal Hook, a native Floridian and Bradenton Beach
resident since 1970, says he leaves the Island in July to
travel. "Not necessarily because of the holiday but because
it's late enough to get a break from the heat but early
enough to avoid any hurricane damage," he says.
"We used to have the big fireworks display in Co-
Heather Jacobsen, The '
Islander Bystander's own
production artist, cel-
ebrates the nation's 218th
birthday with a sparkler,
the only legal fireworks in
Manatee County. Have a
happy and SAFE Fourth!
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
on the stingers, their population has gotten out of hand.
To avoid getting hurt by these bottom-dwelling
fish, it is helpful to know a little about their habits -
they like warm, shallow water, and they like to bury
themselves just under the sand. What they don't like is
being stepped on, and when some unlucky bather hap-
pens to do that, the stingray's natural defense is to
strike back with its barbed tail.
If you let them know you're coming, they'll just
get up and get out of the way without bothering you.
The best way to announce your presence is by doing
what is popularly known as the "stingray shuffle,"
which means that you advance slowly into the surf,
shuffling your feet as you go.
If you do end up on the business end of a stingray's
tail, county authorities advise soaking the wound in
water that is as hot as you can tolerate. This should be
done for 45 minutes to two hours. While you're doing
this, it's a good idea to review your medical history. If
you haven't had a tetanus shot within the past three
years, it is recommended that you get one.
If any portion of the stingray's barbed tail remains
embedded in the skin, do not attempt to remove it your-
self you must seek the care of a doctor. Also, some
people may be allergic to the stingray's toxin.
Although no stingrays have been spotted on the
Gulf beaches since June 22, their populations are peak-
ing now, and lifeguards say the bothersome creatures
will be around for a while longer. Rougher surf recently
has driven the stingrays into the more protected waters
of the bay, but when the waves quiet down the sting-
ers are expected to return, lifeguards say.
Swimmers at the public beaches are alerted to the
presence of possibly harmful sea creatures whether
they be stingrays, jellyfish or a number of others by
the display of a blue flag at the lifeguard stations.
Happy Fourth to you
The Islander Bystander and our advertisers wish you a safe Fourth of July. Please see our special patriotic
pull-out flag on pages 16-17.
quina Beach a few years ago," Hook says, "but it was
too costly and too crowded."
As Hook's children grew up in Bradenton Beach,
they would watch the county-sponsored annual fire-
works at Coquina Beach from the deck of their Gulf
"Sometimes we would walk down to Coquina," he
says, "but usually we watched from the deck."
While the organized (and safety supervised) fire-
works displays have been moved to more centralized
locations in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, the beach
still comes alive after dark with the sparks and flashes
(and illegal in Florida) fireworks.
While all fireworks, excepting sparklers, are ille-
gal, says spokesperson Dave Bristow of the Manatee
County Sheriff's Department, he admits his office will
not enforce the personal use of fireworks on the Fourth.
And that might be nearly impossible anyway. For
year after year, the night-time beach on the Fourth of July
resembles a war zone lit with sky rockets and the sounds
of repetitive cracks and booms a symbol of freedom-
the epitome of the celebration of Independence Day.
Sydney McKenna, a Holmes Beach artist, says she
PLEASE SEE JULY 4, NEXT PAGE
Don't forget the holiday parade
Monday at 10 a.m.!
See page 10 for details.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .............................. ... 7
Announcements ......................................... 12
Anna Maria tides ........................................ 23
Real estate ................................................. 25
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
JUNE 30, 1994
i]3 PAGE 2 0 JUNE 30, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Million-dollar re-do proposed for Marina
By Paul Roat
Allan Bazzy hopes to spend about $1.1 million in
remodeling his Bradenton Beach Marina to include an
enclosed boat storage facility, additional work stations
and parking, two long docks jutting into Anna Maria
Sound and extensive landscaping.
There are a couple of problems he must overcome
to make what he terms a "state of the art marina" a re-
The remodeling of the facility, located just south of
the Cortez Bridge in Bradenton Beach, will require vaca-
tion of portions of Church Street and Bay Drive South.
The construction of the more than 16,000-square-
foot storage shed will require a zoning change from
residential to commercial usage by the Bradenton
Beach City Council.
The storage facility would also require a variance
from the 25-foot setback requirement for buildings
fronting the Sound. Bazzy would like the north side of the
building to be between six and seven feet from the water.
Bazzy described his plans for the proposed marina
remodeling last week before the city's Community
Redevelopment Agency. At press time Tuesday he was
giving a walking tour of the marina to the CRA board
as well as interested citizens.
The project, as Bazzy explained it, would be tar-
geted to "transient boaters" who would come to the
marina for a short period of time. The two docks one
about 135 feet long, the second 125 feet long would
accommodate about 14 vessels. No liveaboard boaters
would use the docks, he said. The docks would be open
to the public and free unless a boater wished to stay
overnight, when a charge would be assessed prob-
ably 50-cents per foot of the boat, Bazzy estimated.
The three-story-high storage facility would be 200-
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stays home on July 4.
"I'm going to hide," McKenna says. "I stay away
from the beach. They're crazy out there with those fly-
ing rockets and fireworks. It's dangerous."
McKenna, who lives one house away from the
beach, gays, "The only time I've had anything stolen
from my house has been on July Fourth. They're still
out there at 4 a.m. stealing our bicycles."
Bill and Betsy Smith have lived in Anna Maria for
six years. They enjoy the July Fourth festivities and
For the Smiths, their Fourth of July celebration has
become a ritual.
"We have the kids coming with their kids and
friends," says Betsy Smith. "We'll have 24 people
The Smiths have a big picnic planned.
"We'll grill," says Smith, "and everybody will
bring something. Then we walk down to the beach and
watch the fireworks."
While the Island has the Privateers' Parade and
Picnic on July Fourth, there are many other activities
in Manatee and Sarasota planned for those who want
to take part in the Independence Day festivities.
The following is a list of activities for the Fourth
of July weekend:
Anna Maria Island Privateers' July 4th Parade and
Picnic will depart from Coquina Beach at 10 a.m., July
Artist's rendering of the proposed boat storage facility just south of Cortez Bridge in Bradenton Beach.
by-84-feet in size. The fully enclosed building would
-have ingress and egress on the north, Bazzy said. The
building would be "heavily landscaped," he said,
stressing "We will make the building attractive. The
entrance to the city should look nice and attractive."
Bazzy showed audience and CRA members an artist's
rendering of the building which utilized a gingerbread
pattern for the building's siding.
Existing storage racks will be removed, Bazzy
said, adding, "It looks unorganized and disheveled
The controversial six-foot wood fence surrounding
the property would be replaced, Bazzy said. "The new
fence will be as heavily landscaped as it can be. The
neighbors can specify what type of landscaping is used,
and money is not a factor in this regard," Bazzy said.
To create the new look of the Bradenton Beach
Marina, Bazzy is asking for vacation of Bay Drive and
4, and end at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, where the picnic will be
held from noon to 6 p.m. Entertainment provided.by
Chuck Senrick & Friends, Berni Roy, the Saltwater Cow-
boys, Barbara Johnson and the Hammerheads. Admission
is free. Dinner is $5 for barbecue chicken, baked beans,
potato salad and soft drink. Cash bar is available. For in-
formation call 792-2599 or 778-2559.
Fireworks cruise departs at 6:30 p.m. for the
Manatee River, July 4, from Cortez Fleet, 12507
Cortez Rd., at Intracoastal Waterway. Cost is $15 per
person. For tickets and information call 794-1223.
Showboat July 4th fireworks cruise departs at 7
p.m. for Sarasota Bay from the Seafood Shack, 4110
127th St. W. Tickets are $20 per person. Entertainment
by Connie & Dave and the Coconuts. For information
Fireworks at dusk, July 4, at the Old Green
Bridge, 10th Avenue and Sixth Street, Palmetto. Can
be viewed on both sides of the Manatee River, down-
town Bradenton and Palmetto.
Selby Gardens, located on U.S. 41 at 811 S. Palm
Ave., opens at 6 p.m. for the annual July 4th fireworks
display on Sarasota Bay. Visitors are welcome to bring
picnics, coolers, chairs and blankets, but no alcoholic
beverages or personal fireworks including sparklers
will be allowed. Soft drinks will be available for pur-
Church Street near the marina. In exchange for the
vacation, he said he would deed to the city portions of
his property that have encroachments by the city's sani-
tation and police buildings that abut the marina.
"The area needs a transition," Bazzy said, "and the
storage building would serve as a transition between
the residences and the marina commercial area. You
have R-3 [residential] zoning next to C-2 [commercial]
- you need a buffer.
"This project is about an enclosed building for pas-
sive storage of boats," Bazzy said.
Five citizens spoke about the project, offering
mixed views both pro and con.
The CRA is expected to make a recommendation
on Bazzy's proposal next week. The city Planning and
Zoning Board will hear Bazzy's proposal later in July.
The city council is expected to make a final decision
later this summer.
Bridge crash aftermath
What DOT can't accomplish in permits and approval
for a new bridge, Michael Miller did without prior
notice of any kind. At least he began demolition of
the existing structure. According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Miller, a 27-year-old Bradenton
resident, was driving east on the Anna Maria Island
Bridge and fell asleep at about 3:15 a.m. July 25.
His car crashed through the concrete railing and
flew approximately 20 feet, landing in three feet of
water. He was apparently awakened by the water
and exited his 1986 Toyota safely. Miller suffered
head and back injuries. He was charged with care-
less driving. Quick observation of other sections of
the railing show major deterioration with concrete
crumbling and rust showing through in large areas
due to lack of maintenance.
chase. Admission is $4 for adult non-members, chil-
dren under 12 are admitted free if accompanied by an
adult. There is a $2 parking fee for non-members. En-
try for members is free, but a valid membership card
must be presented. For information call 366-5731.
The 10th Annual Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix
has three races which can be viewed from Siesta Key
to Longboat Key. The first race is the World Kilo Runs
from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 1, in Sarasota Bay
off USF/New College campus. Powerboats at St.
Armand's Circle on Friday, July 1, will have offshore
race boats displayed and continuous live entertainment
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Amateur Offshore Chal-
lenge starts at noon, Saturday, July 2, from New Pass
to Big Pass. The finale is the Offshore Grand Prix,
Sunday, July 3, from noon to about 2 p.m., stretching
from New Pass south to Point of Rocks. Good viewing
spots for boats are New Pass, Big Pass and just south
of the last turn. "Extravaganza on the Bayfront," down-
town Sarasota, will have live entertainment on two
stages from 3 to 10:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
For more information call 955-9009.
The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce will
present its fourth annual July 4th Fireworks Extrava-
ganza at 9:15 p.m., Siesta Public Beach. The fireworks
may be viewed anywhere within a four-mile area. The
Venice Summer Concert Band, a 50-piece orchestra,
will perform from 7 p.m. to dusk at the public beach
near the tennis courts.
The Meadows will celebrate Independence Day
with a "Concert in the Park," 1 to 4 p.m., July 4, at the
Lakefront Shopping Village, Ringwood Meadow in the
Meadows. Food and games for children. For informa-
tion call 377-2300.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 30, 1994 A PAGES -31
Islanders aren't the only people dissatisfied with
membership in a regional transportation planning orga-
nization a Bradenton City Councilman wants the
make-up of the group changed, too.
Councilman Fred Runnels demanded Bradenton
receive the same number of voting members as the City
of Sarasota Monday at the Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization. MPO membership is based upon population
distribution: Bradenton has about 47,000 residents,
Sarasota about 52,000. Bradenton has one voting mem-
ber, Sarasota has two.
"How many more residents do we have to have to
have another member?" Runnels angrily asked the
other members of the MPO.
MPO Executive Director Mike Guy said the process
to add the most recent voting member to the board,
Sarasota-Bradenton Airport Authority Commissioner
Greg Young, took three years.
Runnels moved to have the MPO begin the process
to add a second voting member representing
Bradenton. His motion died for lack of a second.
Runnels frustration on MPO membership is shared
by Island elected officials. Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach are represented on the MPO.
by one voting member, Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie
Pierola, who serves as the Island's transportation chair-
woman for a group named the Island Transportation
The Island contains the only municipalities not
having at least one voting member on the MPO. Island-
ers have petitioned Gov. Lawton Chiles to expand the
membership of the MPO to include voting members
from all Island cities.
Guy said the process would involve the local group
to petition the MPO, the MPO membership to deter-
mine if the expansion is warranted, then MPO staff to
draw up the documentation and present it to the
governor's office for ratification.
Sarasota County Commissioner Charley Richards
said a study of population blends between MPO mem-
bership from unincorporated versus municipal repre-
sentatives several years ago indicated county residents
were short-changed on the MPO by about a 10-to-one
margin. He requested the results of that study be pre-
sented to all MPO members prior to any further discus-
sion on the membership issue.
Sarasota-to-Havana sail race bows to pressure
By Bob Ardren
Bowing to blunt threats by a Sarasota city commis-
sioner to revoke its lease, the Sarasota Sailing Squad-
ron has agreed to drop sponsorship of the Sarasota-to-
Havana sailing race.
The board of the Squadron also began proceedings
to revoke the nearly-decade-old membership of Bob
Winters, organizer of the race.
Prior to the race in April and again in May, Sarasota
City Commissioners merely wished the Squadron and
race organizers well. Pressure from an ultra-conservative
Cuban/American political group resulted in Sarasota City
Attorney Dick Taylor checking with the U.S. attorney's
office and the federal treasury and commerce departments
on the legality of the race.
Squadron Commodore Kresge was told that the
city would notify him if it could find any legal basis for
canceling the event.
Up until the race began June 10, Taylor never re-
ported anything illegal about sailboats racing to Cuba
and carrying humanitarian supplies.
Only after more threats from political groups dur-
ing the race, and negative newspaper articles following
the event, did Commissioner Gene Pillot publicly
threaten the Squadron's lease.
The loss of the club's lease would destroy the sail-
ing center, which hosts dozens of local, regional na-
tional sailing contests.
Sarasota area youngsters have learned basic sailing
skills at the Squadron since the 1940s, when they
leased the harbor and grounds from the city.
Regional transportation planning
membership expansion debated
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manager charged with
Charles "Spanky" Price, 42, of Anna Maria was ar-
rested by Holmes Beach Police Friday and charged with
17 counts of grand theft. According to the police report he
was charged withellegally cashing business checks
amounting to nearly $10,000. His bond was set at $25,568.
According to Holmes Beach Detective Nancy
Rogers, the charges are for 17 checks, each in excess
of $300, written by Price while he was general manager
of the former Pete Reynard's restaurant in Holmes
Beach. Price maintained the checks were for liquor
purchases, said Rogers.
The complaint was made on June 13 by Eleanor
Reynard Tatatkis, former owner of the restaurant.
Prior to being named general manager of Pete
Reynard's restaurant, Price was general manager of
Shucker's Dockside Grill at the same location.
Tatakis had formerly sold Pete Reynard's to the opera-
tor of Shucker's, and took it back over in January, when
she was the successful bidder at the foreclosure auc-
tion. Price was kept on by Tatakis when she resumed
operation and renamed the restaurant Pete Reynard's.
The property has since been sold to Crabby Bills and
is currently closed for remodeling.
Anna Maria City
6/30, 7:30 p.m., Signage Committee
7/5, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
6/30, 10 a.m., Swiftmud and Island officials
meeting on technical aspects of drainage study;
Anna Maria City Hall
6/30, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic
Association, Tingley Memorial Library
Bi' PAGE 4 A JUNE 30, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anti-Sandbar group tries to sway commissioners
By Mark Ratliff
A group staunchly opposed to the Sandbar
restaurant's request for an alley vacation was rallying
supporters as city commissioners prepared to come to
a decision Tuesday night.
Members of the Pine Avenue Group (PAG) sent let-
ters and petition cards to Anna Maria residents in the hope
their efforts would pay off with the commission rejecting
Sandbar Restaurant owner Ed Chiles' petition.
Chiles has asked the city to abandon its claim on
a north-south alleyway that runs down the east side of
the building at 100 Spring Ave. In exchange for the
alley vacation, Chiles has offered the city an easement
about 80 feet to the east. Chiles says the current alley
has never been of use, and that the easement he's will-
ing to give the city will prove to be of much greater
practical value to the public.
That's not the way PAG members see it, though.
The 20-member group claims if Chiles gets what he's
seeking from the city he'll expand his restaurant and
parking facilities which will make living near the res-
Late last week the group sent letters to more than
200 homeowners who responded to a previous mailer
and are sympathetic with PAG's position on the Sand-
The letter urged these people to attend the city meet-
ing and to send the enclosed, postage-paid postcard to City
Hall expressing opposition to the alley vacation.
"I would like the mayor and city commissioners to
know I oppose the petition submitted on behalf of the
Sandbar Restaurant by Mr. Chiles and WELD, Inc.,"
the postcard says. "I am opposed to the vacation of the
alley in question because it is not in the best interest of
the City of Anna Maria."
- Dear Concerned Citizens,
Thank you for your support at last week's meet-
ing of the city commission. The Sandbar Restaurant
expansion issue was discussed again. To sum up the
essence of the issue, Mr. Chiles wants the city to give
him city property, an alleyway, so that he can expand
his restaurant and increase his parking facility. Mr.
Chiles and his attorney are trying to hide his real
purpose for petitioning the city for their property.
Mr. Chiles doesn't want the citizens of Anna Maria
to know his expansion plans until he has secured the
property he needs and it's too late to stop him.
On June 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Hall of Anna
Maria, the city commissioners will listen to final argu-
Whether or not the city administration got PAG's
message, it certainly got the cards 12 on Friday and
40 on Monday, according to City Clerk Peggy Nelson.
"I'm amazed!" said Fred Edmister, one of PAG's
organizers, when told of the response the group's mail-
ing had produced. "We only sent out a little over 200."
Edmister told The Islander Bystander the mail-out
was targeted at those people who had shown support
for PAG in the past.
In a survey conducted by the group last summer,
PAG sent letters with pre-addressed, stamped post
cards to every residence in Anna Maria. Of the 1,300
letters sent, 246 came back. Of that number, 198 were
opposed to the alley vacation. Another 48 people wrote
in favor of it. More than 80 percent of Anna Maria
homeowners didn't return their response cards.
Despite charges he plans a major expansion, Chiles
maintains he only wants to enlarge the restaurant
ments and vote on this issue. Please show your concern
and support by attending this meeting. The commis-
sioners and our mayor are our elected officials and we
need to let them know how we feel about this issue.
Please send in the opinion survey card to let our
officials know how we stand and again we need your
support by attending the meeting on the 28th of June.
It could be our last chance.
We have an opportunity to stop commercial expan-
sion and keep our city quiet, safe and free from devel-
oping into a honky tonk town like Bradenton Beach.
Thank you for your help!
The Pine Avenue Group
P.O. Box 684, Anna Maria, FL 34216
kitchen and restrooms. He claims his business has
grown four-fold over the past twenty years, yet he's
operating with the same facilities.
Skeptical opponents say he could accomplish that
by moving the alley only a third of the proposed 80
feet. PAG's lawyer says keeping the alley where it is
(or nearby) may amount to a growth management tool
for the City, preventing any further development or
Chiles' lawyer says the courts would never recog-
nize alleys as a growth control tool.
As the agendas were being posted at City Hall and
the post office, at least one PAG member promised a
surprise tactic a possible offer of a compromise.
PAG members disagreed on whether there would
be a compromise offer at the meeting, apparently dis-
agreeing among themselves as to what solution would
satisfy the membership.
Council criticizes Gulf Drive bike
By Pat Copeland
Some members of the Holmes
Beach City Council were unhappy with
recommendations of the SR 789 Task
Force, including the placement of bike
paths and the roundabout planned for the
Manatee County Public Beach entrance.
Mike Bartles, 789 Task Force chair-
man, detailed the task force's recom-
mendations on improvements to the road
and sought input from the council on the
project at last week's council meeting.
The task force studied SR 789 (Gulf
Drive) from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to
the Longboat Key Bridge, as well as the
intersection at the entrance to the Mana-
tee County Public Beach. Priorities were
to enhance safety features and improve
traffic flow, while maintaining the road-
way as a two-lane facility, within exist-
Task force recommendations in-
cluded the following:
Construct a roundabout at the en-
trance to the public beach.
Extend the free flow right turn lane
for northbound traffic at the intersection
of SR 64 and Gulf Drive.
Resurface Gulf Drive from SR 64
A simulation of the proposed roundabout at the entrance to the
to 5th Street South in Bradenton Beach,
adding adjacent four-foot bike paths,
curbs, gutters, five-foot sidewalks, land-
scaping and street lighting.
Extend the north bound turn lane
from Gulf Drive onto Cortez Road.
Add five-foot sidewalks parallel to
both sides of Gulf Drive, landscaping
and street lighting and improve parking
facilities at Cortez Beach. The two,
four-foot bike paths would converge
into one eight-foot path west of the Aus-
tralian pines and travel along the beach.
At Coquina Beach, the bike path
would swing back po Gulf Drive and
continue over the Longboat Key
Bridge. A second portion of the bike
path would continue under the bridge to
Construct a roundabout at Coquina
Beach in the area of Leffis Key.
Councilwoman Billie Martini felt the
bike paths should not be on the main road.
Bartles explained, "Bicycles are go-
ing to go down the road whether you
like it or not. We can't get funding from
the state for bike paths unless they're on
the state highway."
Task force member John Cagnina
added, "The state requires that when
roads are rebuilt, bike paths be concur-
rently built with the roads and that they
be built on the right-of-way. Where we
could, we tried to separate the bike path
from the highway."
Martini said the city should con-
struct its own bike paths on the back
roads. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said,
at a cost of $300,000, the city could not
afford to do that.
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen
Reichard said she has received numerous
negative comments from residents regard-
Officials in Bradenton Beach did
not do anything wrong when they ter-
minated the employment of Tommy
Tanner in May, a special appeals
board decided Monday.
Tanner lost his right leg in a non-
work-related illness. A former sanitation
employee, Tanner received the city-ap-
proved 13-week disability leave and,
when he was not able to return to work
after 19 weeks, was terminated from his
employment by Maintenance Supervi-
sor Buddy Watts.
Tanner appealed the firing. The
three-member appeals board, com-
prised of Dick Griffin, Ken Lohr and
Keith Phillips, said they believed the
city had been fair. "The city bent over
backward" to help Tanner, Lohr said.
Tanner said he "had plans, but I
don't want to talk about it now" after
the appeals board decision.
Tanner had been a city employee
since 1987. A popular figure in the
city, Tanner recently was the benefi-
ciary of a fundraiser sponsored by the
Drift-In Lounge to help offset medi-
cal costs associated with his injury.
The decision by the appeals board
will be presented to the city council.
ing the roundabout at the public beach.
"The roundabout slows traffic
down, but I don't see any other purpose
for it," she said.
Cagnina said there were approxi-
mately 30 accidents in a 12-to-14-month
period at the beach entrance.
"The severity of an accident at a 90-
degree angle or a head-on collision is
quite different than the severity of an
accident taking place between cars mov-
ing in the same direction," said Cagnina,
"which they would be in a roundabout."
"We want to keep the Island the
way it is but we're going to continue to
get more people," Bartles told the coun-
cil. "You're either moving forward or
backwards and this Island has to move
forward, because people are going to
come whether we like it or not and they
bring tourist and tax dollars."
Reichard replied, "The reason we
have tourists and more tourists is that we
have preserved Anna Maria Island as
quaint old Florida. And I don't necessar-
ily believe that a traffic circle is going to
bring us forward into the future."
Councilman Luke Courtney asked if
any areas were planned for transit pull-
Cagnina replied, "We had to work
within the constraints of state right-of-way
and one of the dictums was that there was
no intention to purchase any more land. In
most areas, we had a narrow right-of-way
which excluded us from including any
lanes for mass transit"
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
noted, "We ask the county to do things,
then when they come back with recom-
mendations, there's a lot of negativism
from elected officials on the Island. We
don't own any of this property they're
going to do improvements on --it's on
a state road."
In other business, council approved
the site plan for Crowder Brothers Hard-
ware in the Anna Maria Island Shopping
Text of Pine Avenue Group's letter
Tanner firing upheld by board
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JUNE 30, 1994 A PAGE 5 Pi
State authorities offer shell
Islander Photo: Mark Railiff
Drowning? I'd just fly away
Like so many of its comrades, this sea gull is less
worried about water safety than it is concerned with
finding a convenient perch to oversee the goings-on at
Anna Maria's Bayfront Park.
By Mark Ratliff
It's a scene right out of a chamber of commerce
brochure a tourist picking up sea shells along the
beach. Pretty idyllic, most would agree, but some Is-
landers feel it could get out of hand.
Voicing concerns that alarming numbers of sand
dollars were being taken by souvenir hunters, Anna
Maria City Commissioner Dottie McChesney last year
suggested that such activity be strictly regulated. She's
had some support for the idea, and earlier this year the
Florida Marine Fisheries Commission (FMFC) paid a
visit to Anna Maria to hear what McChesney and other
citizens had to say.
The harvesting of live sea shells is not a new sub-
ject to the FMFC. In 1987, in response to worries that
the Sanibel Island tourist mecca was losing too many
shells to beachcombing tourists, the FMFC enacted
laws that prohibit the taking of more than two live
shellfish per day, per person, in that community.
The FMFC defines "live shellfish" as any living
mollusk or echinoderm- essentially, sand dollars, star
fish and conch. Excluded from state protection on
Sanibel Island are oysters, hard clams, venus clams,
bay scallops and coquinas.
The Sanibel City Council took things a step further
and in September 1993 passed a resolution requesting
Unnecessary drawbridge openings targeted
As a motorist, have you been frustrated by a
raised drawbridge you just KNEW the boat could
have gone under without having to make you wait?
The problem of boaters having drawbridges raised
without need has prompted a crackdown in the practice,
Florida Department of Transportation officials vowed.
The DOT, as managers of the bridges linking
Anna Maria Island to the mainland or Longboat Key,
has instructed bridge tenders to be more assertive in
their logging of unnecessary bridge openings.
DOT District Secretary David May said that, after
a meeting with local elected officials, he instructed the
bridge tenders to fill out special forms to be sent to the
U.S. Coast Guard for boaters who want just a little more
headroom between their masts or antennas and the
bridges. If the bridge opening is determined unneces-
sary, fines will be levied by the Coast Guard.
Too often the skipper decides it's easier to have the,
bridge draw raised than to lower the vessel's appurte-
nances contrary to law.
the FMFC to consider prohibiting the collection of any
shell containing a live organism. A similar request was
received from McChesney.
Responding to these two requests, the FMFC held
workshops at Sanibel and Anna Maria near the end of
March to determine whether further action to restrict
shell harvesting is necessary, and if so, whether local
or regional management plans should be considered. In
a report dated June 1, the FMFC stated the following
options might be considered:
Establish a ban on the harvest of live mollusks
and echinoderms (excluding those mentioned above)
for either recreational or commercial harvesters, or all
Establish a ban on the harvest of live mollusks
and echinoderms (excluding those mentioned above)
for the City of Sanibel, the City of Anna Maria or the
southwest Florida region. (The FMFC report notes that
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach are not being con-
sidered as possible candidates for a ban, as these mu-
nicipalities have not asked for assistance in shell man-
Establish an aggregate bag limit specifying how
many live organisms may be harvested per person per
Send a formal request for comments to all af-
fected communities in the region before taking further
action on the proposed regional rule.
The FMFC report concluded by saying the requests
for shell management had only come from two commu-
nities (Anna Maria and Sanibel), and that the results of
the workshops held in these communities "did not in-
dicate region-wide concern."
The report also notes that commercial harvesters,
primarily those taking echinoderms, were worried that
a region-wide ban would be "devastating to their live-
The state has taken no action on the proposed op-
tions, and no new law concerning the harvesting of
shells could be passed without a public hearing on the
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Move over, make room
With thousands of people converging on Anna
Maria Island this weekend for beach festivities and
watersports, it's important to remember that the Fourth
of July is a celebration of independence for the nation
- and for Islanders.
We're unique among islands and keys throughout
Southwest Florida for our charm and ambiance and
our "Island ways."
This is indisputably one of the busiest beach week-
ends of the year for Anna Maria. Businesses began forti-
fying themselves for the onslaught weeks in advance, with
many accommodations booked a year ahead.
Island homes will overflow with relatives from ev-
erywhere even though many of the residents have
left for summer in the mountains.
Islanders resort to alternate transportation, prefer-
ring bicycles on back roads to congestion on Gulf Drive
- if they go out at all.
A lot of Islanders take to their back yards in quiet
celebrations and barbecues with families, neighbors
and friends, in many cases, relinquishing the beach and
the sun to the visitors.
The Privateers offer us a grand parade where we
merely walk out to the curb at the main road from Co-
quina Beach to Anna Maria to observe our friends and
neighbors following the lively ship of marauders on
their way to a celebration at the Community Center, a
full afternoon of entertainment for free and a great bar-
becue dinner for just $5.
But the Privateers give us a lot more. All year they
dress in tights, brandish swords, ride on their ship and
sponsor fundraising events to benefit the community.
They work hard at raising money and having fun.
They represent the free spirit of Islanders.
So, share the Island and the spirit with all the visi-
tors this weekend and every weekend.
And save the fireworks for the city commission
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Not only was the place spic and span but the food was
absolutely delicious. Everything was fresh and very tasty.
We have been on the Island for seven years and our
only mistake was that we hadn't stopped in Peaches be-
We won't make that mistake again.
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delicious ice cream.
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Go fly a kite,
Bradenton Beach Council!
I am a long-time resident of Bradenton and was very
upset that The Islander Bystander is reporting beach ac-
tivity genocide (June 2 issue). I don't believe any other
beach town in the United States hands out fines for play-
ing with balls and kites especially a $500 fine! What
nonsense is this?
As long as a responsible person uses something like
a kite in a proper fashion it should not be illegal. Your own
Bradenton Beach Civic Association President Ida D.
Cuthbertson wishes to have a kite festival with the
Bradenton Beach Festival. Will fines be handed out after
Please seriously reconsider these arrogant, fascist
laws proposed for such a nice community like Bradenton
Beach. If the law goes into effect on public beaches any-
way, please consider making at least one area allotted for
beach activities like kiting to be allowed, like next to the
Beach House Restaurant. Or 100 feet from the tree line
near Bridge Street, allowing people to use the beach with
Certain times are reasonable people can bake all
day from 9 to 5, and after that kiting and other activities
can be legally done without being arrested by the local
If a hobbyist like myself can obtain a license to fly
kites responsibly, I would gladly pay a yearly fee rather
than receive a $500 fine! It is giving in to this new law,
but what else can one do if laws like this restrict local tax-
paying people from enjoying their hobbies?
Wayne R. Natt, Bradenton
Editor's note: The ordinance under consideration by
the Bradenton Beach City Council states that it is unlaw-
ful "to throw, propel or push any objects, stones, balls,
arrows, javelins, kites or model aircraft which disturbs the
public peace, or endangers or unreasonably interferes with
the activities of other persons in the enjoyment of the pub-
lic beach and recreation areas."
Same paper, different island
Bradenton Beach Civic League President Ida
Cuthbertson took time out from her tour of England
at Land's End to catch up with the happenings on
another Island Anna Maria with The Islander
Bystander. Land's End, at the southwestern tip of
England fronting the English Channel, is afar cry
from Bradenton Beach's balmy climate as Ida's
winter coat attests but she said the change was
THOSE WERE THE 1AYS
__Conclusion, Anna Maria Island and the Seminole War, 1835-1842 -
by June Alder
Tampa Bay was the starting place of many a sorrowful journey taking Seminoles
into exile from their Florida homeland.
END OF THE BUNCE
In 1842, with only 300 Miccosukees
left deep in the Florida Everglades, the
American government declared the Sec-
ond Seminole War at an end. Nearly
11,000 Indians had been sent West to
Arkansas territory at a cost of 40 million
dollars and the sacrifice of some 3,000
The cost of "Indian removal" to the
Spanish fishermen of Tampa Bay was
the destruction of a
peaceful way of life
that had endured for
To sum up the
story as told in this
column over the past
In the war's
early years the larg-
est of the Tampa Bay
was former Balti-
more sea captain William Bunce's place
on the north end of Palm Island (our
Anna Maria Island of today). It housed
as many as 200 people as refugees of
Indian raids fled there to be under the
protection of American military forces.
It was a mutually beneficial arrange-
ment, for soldiers and sailors came to
depend on the skills of the rancho men
as pilots and guides.
But everything changed when Gen.
Thomas Jesup took command of the
Florida army in 1837.
Finding himself out-witted and out-
fought by the brilliant chief Osceola, Jesup
got it into his head that the fishery people
were in league with the Seminoles. After
Osceola staged a daring raid which freed
700 Seminoles from a detention camp at
Fort Brooke (Tampa), Jesup's suspicions
about the rancho residents became an ob-
session. He conducted a campaign of ha-
rassment arrests, interrogations and
detentions which culminated in a tragic
outcome in 1838.
While Bunce's fishermen were at
sea, Jesup had his soldiers swoop down
on Anna Maria Island and carry away
their Indian wives and children, Perhaps
as many as 100 of these unfortunates
were shipped away even though by
treaty they were United States citizens.
The pleas of the outraged husbands for
the return of their loved ones were ig-
nored, and in 1840 another raiding
party of American soldiers burned the
abandoned rancho to the ground.
In 1842, when the military was out
of Florida, the people of Tampa Bay
demanded an official investigation of
the Bunce affair. It
went on for four
years, with local
hearings and deposi-
tions and eventually a
hearing in Washing-
Finally, in 1846
- a year after the ter-
ritory of Florida be-
came a state the
U.S. House of Repre-
Bunce and his people of all wrong do-
ing. And, in March 1847 both
Bunce and his widow Anna having
died by this time his children were
awarded $1,000 in reparations.
There is no record of any recom-
pense to the children wrenched away
from their fathers and their Anna Maria
Island home and sent away to a harsh
life in a strange land. They lived and
died in obscurity.
Fifty years later when the Island
homesteaders of the 1890s were build-
ing their snug clapboard houses among
the bayous, they found that traces of
Bunce's settlement still remained -
charred pieces of palmetto-thatched
huts, broken cooking utensils, scraps of
rusted metal and wells from which
water still flowed sweetly.
Beginning a new
series, Stories of
Anna Maria Island's
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I AL ~in ern
consternation at budget session
Elegant Portraiture _
For Personal778 7675
Consultation 78 6
By Pat Copeland
The only dissension at the Holmes Beach City
Council's first budget work session last week was over
the city's contributions.
As in last year's budget, the greatest controversy
came with the Anna Maria Island Community Center's
(AMICC) request. AMICC's director and board are seek-
ing to double last year's $15,000 donation.
"They are prepared to come forward with a pre-
sentation on July 7," said Councilman Luke Courtney.
"They have a video of the programs they have, why
they need additional funds and how other cities in this
state and country support their community centers."
The three Island cities donate $30,000 to the cen-
ter, said Courtney, which is 10 percent of the center's
budget. He said if the number of Holmes Beach resi-
dents and children who use the center is divided into
the $15,000, the cost is $15 per person per year.
Vice Chairman Mary Ellen Reichard asked,
"What will we have to sacrifice or give up in this bud-
get in order to meet this request?"
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said some of the
center's budget comes from county funding and "we
do pay taxes to the county. I think it's going to be re-
ally hard to find $15,000 more. I think the center needs
to be more aggressive in finding other grants and have
more fund-raisers. If we don't want to raise millage,
we have to find a place to take this money from."
"I think there's enough overage out of our almost
$2 million (in reserves) to take care of $15,000," of-
fered Courtney. "I don't want to cut any line items
from our general operating budget."
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he studied budget
material prepared by the center and had questions con-
cerning some of the figures.
"Actually it's a very well-run organization," he
noted. "Most of the programs pay for themselves, but
I was stunned by a couple of items on the revenue side
which indicate there is not a lot of individual support
for the center in this community."
Individual donations were $25, said Bohnenberger,
but there were no funds from trusts, grants and founda-
tions. He felt more effort should be made to increase in-
dividual donations. He also noted that nearly one-fifth of
the people using the center are from the City of
Bradenton, yet that city makes no donation.
"With a lack of community support on the individual
donation side, the question comes to mind is it this
council's responsibility to act like a Robin Hood and go
out and take the money from the people who won't give
it up voluntarily and turn it over to the center?" asked
Bohnenberger. "From my point of view, if you're going
to tax somebody, it either has to be a direct benefit to all
the people or the majority of the people."
He said the city's taxpayers are paying three times
for the center once through county ad valorem
taxes, once through the children's services tax and
once through city ad valorem taxes. He also said that
such a large contribution should not be considered a
donation but a funding process.
"As a funding process, the city is obligated to
identify what it is they're funding, create some type of
contract with accountability for performance and fis-
cal accountability built into that contract," he said. "I
propose starting Oct. 1, we approach it from that
Whitmore and Reichard agreed.
Bohnenberger said some people questioned the
center's entry into the arena of counseling because
such services are available from other sources in the
county and are funded by tax dollars.
Councilman Billie Martini said the center is
"overextending their services. They're going beyond
what started out to be a youth center and are incorpo-
rating a lot of things that are expensive. They should
think about relaxing some of the services they are of-
Holmes Beach resident Lee Edwards said he
called the center four weeks ago as a liaison of the
West Bradenton Kiwanis Club.
"Our club has a checkbook with $70,000 in it,"
said Edwards. "The Kiwanis clubs are instructed to
help youth. That's one of the major goals that we have.
I didn't even get a call back (from the center) and I'm
certainly not going to chase somebody to give them
money. With the support of private individuals, you
could maybe solve that $15,000 shortfall."
Martini said she would like to see the city revive
its donation to the library, which was dropped in last
year's budget, and questioned the donation of $500 to
Mote Marine Laboratory and the increase from $500 to
$600 for the historical society.
Bohnenberger said the library is funded by the
county, the donation to Mote is to aid in their educa-
tional programs and offset costs of marine mammal
strandings on the city's beaches, and the historical so-
ciety is expanding its facilities and he felt the additional
$100 would be helpful.
Martini asked for $750 for the library. She suggested
taking $100 from the historical society donation and the
$450, which was added to the center's $15,000 as a COLA
increase, and $93 from the $3,093 in funds restricted for
capital expenditures and give that to the library.
Whitmore suggested the $450 plus the $93 for a
total of $543 for the library, but noted that she would
rather give the $450 to the center.
Courtney protested, "I'm amazed at this conversa-
tion. You want to chop off $450 from the center's do-
nation without even hearing their presentation of what
they're going to do for this community."
Reichard retorted, "If we're going to have to pull
$15,000 out of the budget (to double the contribution
to the center), the $450 isn't going to matter."
In the police department budget, Martini ques-
tioned the purchase of two vehicles for $37,500 and
weapons for $8,500.
Police Chief Jay Romine explained that five of the
department's vehicles have 80,000 miles on them, two
of which are over 100,000 miles. Only two vehicles are
under 70,000 miles.
"When you talk about 80,000 miles on a police car,
you can't compare that to a personal vehicle," said
Romine. "If it's got 80,000 miles on it, that means it's
got about 300,000 miles of idle time. Plus when the
officer's driving around the city at 35 mph, that's hard
on a vehicle."
Romine said the city used to replace two vehicles
per year, but a couple of years ago the council asked the
department to keep vehicles three years, then it cut the
purchase to one per year.
"Now, I'm sitting here with a worn-out fleet of cars,"
he said. "And we have spent more money this year on
vehicle maintenance than any year I can recall."
On the weapons purchase, Bohnenberger ex-
plained, "The city does not provide weapons to the
police officers. The city attorney feels this is a liabil-
ity and that we should provide the weapons because
we'll have control over the quality and maintenance
and the police department will have the expertise in the
training area without going into a half dozen different
types of weapons."
Romine said because officers must purchase their
own guns, he cannot tell them what kind to buy.
"I've got eight different types of weapons and
ammunition right now," he said, "and we need to take
care of that problem."
Martini also asked why the public works department
did not budget $2,500 to repair the basketball court.
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez ques-
tioned whether the council wanted to spend that much
on the court when it is continually being vandalized. He
suggested taking the hoops out and said the surface
would not be a liability for people walking across it.
Bohnenberger.said the city could consider the court
in the overall development of the City Hall complex.
Martini asked why no money is being budgeted
for canal maintenance.
"The amount of money being budgeted was never
enough to do anything with anyway," said
Bohnenberger. "John (Fernandez) and I have agreed to
research the cost involved in dredging the canals and
try to put together a five-to-10-year program."
Bohnenberger said $7,800 was added to the pub-
lic works department's budget to hire a part time in-
spector. He explained that Fernandez is taking courses
to become certified in all areas of inspection, as man-
dated by the state. However, because of the testing
schedule, Fernandez will lack some certifications by
the state deadline.
Public input on the budget is scheduled for the July
7 work session.
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Holmes Beach Officer
Rob Velardi offers bike
safety pamphlets to
Stephanie and Allison
Chewning at a forum last
week at the Holmes
Beach Police Depart-
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Officers offer safety tips,
register bicycles, too
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Police Officer Rob Velardi gave an
overview of bicycle regulations and offered safety tips
to adults and children at a community police meeting
"Bicycle safety and regulations go hand in hand,"
said Velardi. "The regulations are there for people's
safety, even though the police don't always pull people
over for violating them. There's got to be a lot of dis-
cretion used with bicycles because they're not cars and
most times they're not impeding traffic. If we see
someone doing something stupid, we stop them and
talk to them or cite them."
Velardi said according to state statute, every per-
son controlling a bicycle by human power has all the
rights and all of the duties of a driver of a vehicle.
Velardi said parents should make sure their chil-
dren follow bicycle regulations because parents can be
cited for their children's infractions.
If the parent is committing the same violation as
Serial numbers a must for
Bradenton Beach Police Officer Randy Thompson
etches a serial number on Allison Chewning's
bicycle for identification purposes if the bike is
recovered after a theft. Chewning's serial number,
name, phone number and address will be placed in
the Holmes Beach Police Department's computer
bike registration files. Registration is on-going for
all island residents at the Holmes Beach Police
Department, 5901 Marina Dr.
child, he or she could be subject to two citations.
"When people are riding bicycles on the side-
walks, they do need to yield to pedestrians," said
Velardi. "One way to avoid a confrontation is to give
an audible signal or have a bell to let them know
Velardi referred to a recent controversy over
roller blading in the street and said, '"Roller blades,
wagons, those types of vehicles that are not pedaled,
are by statute prohibited from the streets. The only
time they are permitted in the streets is when they are
crossing from one side to the other."
But he said officers also use discretion in citing
"If a person is in an area that has no sidewalk and
is all the way to the right and not impeding traffic, we
would probably not take action on it. If a person was
in the left lane with his arms spread out and there were
five cars going two miles an hour behind him, obvi-
ously something has to be done."
Velardi said a person can be cited for DUI (driv-
ing under the influence) on a bicycle.
"Often around here, people who ride bicycles late
at night are people who don't have driver's licenses
because they've already been convicted of a DUI,"
revealed Velardi. "If we see them doing it enough and
they're drunk enough and riding in the street and
they're going to cause a problem where they're going
to get someone or themselves killed, we would have
to take action."
Other regulations to keep in mind are as follows:
No more than one rider is permitted per seat.
Riding without the use of hands is not permit-
All children should wear helmets.
Bicyclists cannot grab onto vehicles.
From dusk to dawn a headlight that can be seen
from 500 feet and a rear reflector that can be seen
from 600 feet are required.
Wear light clothing at night.
Velardi said the best way to identify bicycles is
with serial numbers, and every new bicycle sold must
"Every prudent, logical person should know se-
rial numbers are very important for identification,"
said Velardi. "They're like fingerprints. There's a lot
bicycle theft out here on the Island and it doesn't
matter if your bicycle is a new $800 bike or a 25-year-
old $50 bike. Often bicycles are stolen just as a means
of transportation from one end of the Island to the
other. But it's still stolen and you're without the use
In addition to the forum, Velardi and Bradenton
Beach Officer Randy Thompson registered bicycle
serial numbers. The Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment is computerizing serial numbers and owners'
names, addresses and phone numbers. The informa-
tion will be used in locating stolen bicycles and re-
turning found bicycles.
If your bicycle does not have a serial number, the
police will etch one on it. Registration is on-going at
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A Privateer stands
fast against a con-
quistador during the
Festival, 'one of
myriad events the
Privateers help kids, work to change image
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
The motley crew of vagabond rabble-rousers jump
from the bow of their pirate ship, swords in hand, can-
non loaded and ready to blow holes in the ears of any
The women hold their hands over their ears, the
kids laugh and catch the coins thrown from the pirates'
bountiful booty and the men wish they could wear a
patch over one eye and be a swashbuckler, too.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers draw a crowd
wherever they go and they stay a visible part of the
Island on a regular basis they keep a busy schedule
all year long.
During the year the Privateers hold Thieves' Mar-
kets and Mullet Smokes. They capture businesses and
schools all year long. They make new members walk
the plank or throw them into the Gulf's salty brine.
They sponsor an Octoberfest and help with the Cortez
Fishing Festival in February.
Their busiest time of the year is the Florida Heri-
tage Festival (until this year it was called the DeSoto
Celebration) which takes place in the spring in a
month-long schedule of festivities centering around
Manatee County's history with parades, historic reen-
actments and lots of fun events with the Anna Maria
Island Privateers involved.
The Privateers sponsored May's Anna Maria Is-
Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Privateers Whitey Horton, charter member; Andy Toombs, president; and Larry Hand, a member for three
land Centennial Parade, Snooks Adams' Kids Day in
June and they will hold their annual Fourth of July
Parade and Picnic on Monday.
The parade begins in Coquina Beach at 10 a.m. and
ends in Anna Maria.
The picnic will be at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, from
noon to 6 p.m.
The $5 food ticket includes barbecue chicken,
baked beans, potato salad and soft drink. Tickets may
be purchased in advance or at the door. There are ad-
ditional tickets available for the cash bar and soft
Proceeds help the Privateers sponsor youth activi-
ties at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
"We're very community oriented," says Andy
Toombs, five-year president of the Anna Maria Island
Privateers. "We have a lot of kids who look up to us as
And that image is important to this group of local
"The image is coming back to what it's supposed
to be," says Whitey Horton, who joined the Privateers
in 1967 and is now a charter member.
"The reputation we had," says Toombs, "was that
we liked to have a good time, we liked to party. We still
have a good time, but we do so much more."
While the group first formed in the 1960s, the Pri-
vateers incorporated the organization in 1971.
"From the beginning," says Toombs, who joined in
1986, "when we incorporated, we had two functions
written into our bylaws. One was to be a part of the
DeSoto Celebration and, two, was to support the Com-
And much of what this organization does outside
of the once-a-year spring Florida Heritage (DeSoto)
celebration is to work with the Anna Maria Island
"We donate time, money and service," says
Toombs. "Sometimes we'll just help work on some-
thing. For instance, we recently bought them an irriga-
tion pump, then we installed it."
For three years the Privateers have sponsored the
Island Christmas Party.
"The Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach used to
have a kids' party," says Privateer Larry Hand, "but
they dropped it. We got to talking one day, got together
with the Privateers and in 10 days put the whole thing
together three years ago."
They have done it every year since and it is now a
part of their annual planning calendar.
"This year will be the fourth," says Hand. "We
have a real commitment in doing what we do for the
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 30, 1994 0 PAGE 11 Pi
kids on this Island."
In the last few years the Privateers have established
a $500 college scholarship fund for two students going
to Manatee Community College.
"The scholarship is also renewable," says Toombs,
"and we have one student who will receive it again for
the second year."
The Privateers have nearly 40 members, but this
tough and burly group shake their heads solemnly
when it comes to any mention of new members.
Not just anyone can join.
"There is a screening process for a month," says
Toombs, where they even do a background check
through the Manatee County Sheriff's Department.
"And you have to have a sponsor to be a new member."
Then there is a "six-month grey-shirt period" when
donating services for events, clubs and activities is a
prerequisite, Toombs says, before you can wear the
coveted black shirt of membership.
Membership costs $25 a year with a $35 initiation
fee for new members.
The Privateers meet on the first and third Wednes-
day of each month at Key West Willy's and hold board
meetings one or two times a month.
They like meeting at Key West Willy's so much,
in fact, that they threw owner Clem Dryden into the
"drink" of the Gulf's waters.
"We stay busy all year long," says Toombs. "Ba-
sically we do something in the community every
The Privateers are busy and visible.
"We even sell T-shirts and shirts with our logo at
all our events," says Toombs. "But if you see a black
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This summer, the Anna Maria Island Community
Center will provide group therapy services for children
enrolled in the Center's summer camp program, as well
as for any other Island youths. The Center has also
formed two new groups for teens.
The children's counseling program is designed for
youngsters between the ages of five and 12, and will
cover the following topics:
Children of divorce
Anger management skills
Social skills I (dealing with feelings)
Social skills II (making good choices)
The Center's teen counseling program has two
groups one for boys, the other for girls. Both groups
will cover the following topics:
Feelings and popular music
Alcohol and drug information
Family problems and healthy relationships
The boys' group also discusses gun safety, while the
girls will address women's self-defense or self-care skills.
All groups are under the guidance of Susan L. Mont-
gomery, who is experienced in providing individual, fam-
ily and group therapy. She is employed by the Center.
Montgomery will be assisted by Center Assistant
Director Deana Hartman, Pam Eggleston, and David
Hartman has experience in group counseling and
recreation with children and adolescents.
Eggleston is experienced in providing group
therapy to adolescents as well as family therapy.
Howland is a counselor at the Center, and has ex-
tensive experience in providing recreational activities
for teen groups. For information, call Susan Montgom-
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a meeting on Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. in the Central
Library, Bradenton. Jeff Assman, 13th Congressional
District candidate, will be the guest speaker. The pub-
lic is invited. For more information call 723-2056.
The Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St.W., Bradenton,
will feature the star show, "One Small Step..." celebrat-
ing the 25th anniversary of Apollo 11 which takes a com-
prehensive look at the moon and relives the first steps on
a distant world. The shows will run from July 5 through
Aug. 28 and are offered Tuesday through Saturday at 1:30
and 3 p.m. Admission is $5.50 for adults and children ages
5 to 12 are $3.50. Preschoolers are admitted for free. The
price includes all-day admission to the South Florida
Museum and the Mary E. Parker Manatee Aquarium. For
more information call 746-4132.
Ongoing support groups for individuals who have
AIDS, their caretakers and families are held weekly.
The free groups are sponsored by Stratogen Health of
West Florida, 3701 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, and facili-
tated by experienced counselors.The men with AIDS
group meets every Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m. The
women's group meets bimonthly on Wednesdays, June
15 and 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The group for families
and caregivers meets every Tuesday, from 7:30 to 9
p.m. For more information call 753-2949.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JUNE 30, 1994 M PAGE 13 li]
Island firm to study Sarasota's
Van Wezel Hall remodeling
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
The architectural office of Pierce Goodwin
Alexander & Linville sits comfortably and unobtru-
sively over the IGA grocery store in Anna Maria City.
The reason: Eugene "Gene" Aubry, the firm's princi-
pal, likes being there.
Though Aubry has located his business in one of
the smallest municipalities in this part of the state, it
doesn't mean he's small time by any means.
Aubry's firm was recently recommended by a
Sarasota advisory committee to conduct an architec-
tural and engineering study of the Van Wezel Perform-
ing Arts Hall. The committee, composed of leaders
from Van Wezel, Sarasota officials and the local arts,
picked Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville over
three other finalists.
He's won numerous national and regional awards
for design excellence including the Houston Central
Library, Orlando's DuPont Centre and Glassell School
of Art in Texas.
Aubry's projects are as large as the $10-million
Nations Bank in Charleston, S.C. or the $30-million
Ritz-Carlton in Aspen, Colo., or as local as the Anna
Maria Elementary School's library, Anna Maria His-
torical Society building, the Beach House restaurant or
his own home in Holmes Beach.
One reason the Van Wezel committee may have
decided on Aubry's firm is his particular expertise in
designing numerous theaters and performing arts cen-
ters such as the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in
Naples and the Wortham Center in Houston, Texas.
The Van Wezel study will consider options for expan-
sion of the 25-year-old multi-disciplinary performing arts
hall: the stage house, office space and the seating.
In an 80-page vision plan completed last year, the
20-year goal plan for the Van Wezel included the de-
termination to study the need for remodeling.
"There are many shows that we'd love to have here
that we simply cannot get into the building," says Bill
Mitchell, director of operations for Van Wezel.
Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville will provide
"a complete study of the building," Mitchell says, "to
determine what needs to be done or not done to the
building if we decide to do anything."
The decision to do anything at all may in part be
hampered by the Frank Lloyd Wright's original design.
Some fear major remodeling will impair the near-per-
fect acoustics of the performing arts hall.
Controversy has already surfaced from other archi-
tects including Wright's own design firm, the Associa-
tion of Taliesin Fellows, which had conducted several
minor renovations at Van Wezel in the past.
On June 6, the Sarasota City Commission ap-
proved of the study and okayed drawing up the contract
for Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville. The Van
Wezel is owned by the City of Sarasota, working un-
der an advisory board of eight city-appointed members
and run by Executive Director Alexandra Jupin.
Both Sarasota and Van Wezel officials have
stressed awareness of the building's significant impor-
tance and will not allow the architectural integrity to be
compromised or damaged.
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vehicle holds up under daily use and in flooding and storm situations, the depart-
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By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Take your warning now. Fourth of July is one of
the busiest of the "traditional" beach holidays, with
families and picnic coolers vying for space in the sun
from Bean Point to Coquina.
If you've actually been on the beach at night on the
Fourth of July, you know it can be a lot of fun and dan-
gerous. Illegal fireworks in the hands of hundreds of
eager pyromaniacs rocket and blare into the Island
skies. It can be a great show but it can get danger-
ous with an onshore breeze.
Go for the legal variety or visit the Sandbar in
Anna Maria where patrons are treated to a special dis-
play of aerial conflagrations.
When you go to the beach over the weekend and
especially Tuesday morning, please bring a trash bag
with you. We like to keep our beaches nice and the
amount of trash left after this weekend will be astound-
ing. (At least, it has been in years past. Hey, I hope I'm
proven wrong on this one.)
Don't miss the Anna Maria Island Privateers'
July 4th Parade and Picnic which departs from Co-
quina Beach at 10 a.m. July 4 and ends at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center for a party and picnic
from noon to 6 p.m. Entertainers include Chuck
Senrick & Friends, Berni Roy, the Saltwater Cowboys,
Barbara Johnson and the Hammerheads. Admission is
free but dinner costs $5 for barbecue chicken, baked
beans, potato salad and soft drink. Proceeds go to the
By the way, Chiao's Bill Shafer (who is also a
Privateer) will be the chef in charge at the Privateers
picnic on Monday.
At the other end of the spectrum, the 10th Annual
Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival kicks off on St.
Armand's Circle with live entertainment from 11 a.m
to 9 p.m.on Friday, along with a display of boats and
a chance to meet drivers and crews. Entertainers in-
clude Dan Crawford, Vandergriff & Helm, Theresa
Islander Photo: Tomara Kafcka
The John Prestia Group plays Wednesday night at the Anchor Inn, Holmes Beach, and on Friday night, July
1, for the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival on St. Armand's Circle.
Cleary & Cool Breeze, Pork Pie & Tribe, Fatcat, Omni,
Stryker and the John Prestia Group.
The John Prestia Group is playing closer to home
on Wednesday, June 29, at the Anchor Inn, Holmes
Beach. We're happy to see Prestia headed back out this
way with a recent success on the charts.
Prestia has a big hit with a tune he co-wrote with
Dickie Betts, "No One to Run With." It's the lead cut
on the new release of the Allman Brothers Band's
"Where It All Begins" and is featured in a new movie
"The Cowboy Way," starring Woody Harrelson and
The John Prestia Group has two CDs of their own:
"Take Me With You," a sold out collectors' item, and
the newer release "What's Done Is Done."
If you get a chance, you should see this band per-
form live. I saw them a few weeks ago at the Depot in
downtown Sarasota, and they crank out some great
rock 'n' roll lots of originals mixed with covers like
Led Zeppelin and Stevie Ray Vaughn. I hope to see
them on the Island more often.
The Bridge Tender Inn finally opened its new
outdoor bar and re-built patio last Sunday. The Yellow
Dog Jazz band played for the grand opening. The new
addition looks out over the bay. While its a little on the
warm side and a little uncomfortable to sit outside, the
deck should be enjoyable whenever a balmy breeze
decides to blow off the bay which is often..
The Bridge Street Pier & Cafe on the pier in
Bradenton Beach is now open for breakfast and sand-
wiches seven days a week.
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Council receives tree advice
by Pat Copeland
Ed Flowers of the U.S. Forestry Service advised
the Holmes Beach City Council on municipal tree
planting at last week's work session.
"First, look at where you're going to plant and
what you want the tree to do for you beautification,
shade, etc.," said Flowers. "Think about the size you
want. Look at a tree's canopy. The roots will reach
further than the canopy. If you don't have that space or
there will be a lot of activity under the tree, you need
to tailor your type of tree for that activity.
"When you start planting trees on city property,
you get a whole different set of problems such as van-
dalism and traffic. Another problem is that the tree
dinner for two at $49.95 which includes a bottle of
wine and Proprietor Ivo Scafa, presiding entertainingly
over tableside preparations of rack of lamb, Dover sole
and the like.
Harry's Continental Kitchens is offering a sum-
mer-lite menu which includes items such as crab cakes,
grouper Ricciardi and lobster piscatore. Don't feel like
dining in the restaurant. Does this sound tantalizing, or
what? you can order a gourmet picnic-to-go from
Harry's Take Out.
Indoor soccer league
forming at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
sponsoring an indoor summer soccer league for
kids aged 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16.
The league begins July 5, with play ending
Aug. 13. Games will be each Saturday, with one
practice during the week.
Interested players are urged to sign up before
July 1. The cost is $20 per player and $15 for each
additional child from the same family.
For more information, call the Center at 778-
won't get the best care it should, so look at hardy trees
and the environment and soil you're planing them in.
Trees that need a lot of care will be a hindrance."
Flowers said the most desirable trees are native
species and the biggest concern for the Island is salt
tolerance. He furnished the council with a list of native
trees with salt tolerance indicated.
Councilman Luke Courtney asked about the root
structure of Australian pines.
"They're very shallow rooted," replied Flowers.
"The roots go out instead of down and that's why they
tend to blow over in storms. They send out large root
systems and some are very bad about sending up root
suckers which take over the entire area and kill every-
thing that's there. The needles release a chemical when
they start decaying that inhibits the growth of other
Flowers also advised council not to plant all of the
same species in the event they are attacked by an insect
pest or disease.
"If something is introduced that attacks one spe-
cific tree, you could stand a chance of losing them all,"
he said. "A prime example is the American chestnut
that was once all over the southeast. An insect brought
in a fungus and wiped out the whole species."
Flowers said he would be happy to hold a class in
tree planting and care. Grants are available for urban
and community forestry programs, he said.
Council reviewed a site plan for a Crowder Broth-
ers hardware store and garden center to be installed in
the Anna Maria Island Center on East Bay Drive. It will
be in the space formerly occupied by Ace Hardware.
The store will be similar to the Crowder Brothers
Hardware on Manatee Avenue and the garden center
will offer yard and garden supplies, said contractor Don
Sicking, who represented Ron Crowder.
Council agreed to proceed with advertising for an
architect to design the city hall complex which must be
remodeled in order to comply with the American Dis-
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Germany, moved into
their new home in Anna
f Maria, they held a house-
4 warming party. They
helped the happy mood by
putting on their spring
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j^W ^ID J#* it : ML e
A new Islander
Following the christening
of Patrick Christopher
Clerkin at St. Bernard
Church, Holmes Beach,
Sarah Snow entertained
40 guests for Patrick and
his parents, Karen and
Mark Clerkin, residents
of Seaside Gardens,
Nancy Jean Mullins
of Anna Maria has earned a
doctorate of philosophy de-
gree in chemistry from the
University of Florida in
A graduate of Mana-
tee High School class of
1984, Mullins currently
teaches chemistry at Florida
Community College in
She is the daughter of
Patrick G. and Jean Mullins of Anna Maria.
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'Nurse of the Year'
Janice L. Searl-Kolsch
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daughter Carol Cower
MacMillan of Springfield,
Va., was named the 1994
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The class of 2007
Amanda Nelson of Holmes Beach graduated in the
class of 1994 from La Petite Academy. Amanda, 6, will
enter Anna Maria Elementary School this fall and will
be a member of the high school class of 2007.
... with a little help
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1994 A PAGE 19 li'
Watermelon break Photo Courtesy of Maria Richar&
Mark Kraus, Terra Mae Cole and Christopher Romeo (left to right) stopped for a watermelon break on a hot
afternoon recently at Anna Maria's School for Constructive Play.
Pelican Man's Bird
Volunteers were honored at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary on Earth Day 1994
recognizing volunteers who have more than
100 or 1,000 hours of service. Dan Shields,
the Pelican Man (right), presented Ruth
Driscoll (center) with her volunteer recog-
nition pin. Anyone interested in volunteer-
ing to help with rescue, rehabilitation,
feeding baby birds, clerical or gift shop
work, guiding tours or fund raising may
Photo Courtesy of Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary
Fresh Catch ... Chargrilled in Adobo Marinade or
Sautied in Cuban Bread Crumbs accompanied by Saffron
Rice and Fresh Vegetable
Crab Cakes... with White Wine Alioli Sauce accom-
panied by Saffron Rice and Fresh Vegetable
Scallops ... sautded with Fresh Tomatoes in a White
Wine Garlic Butter Sauce over Homemade Fettucini, ac-
companied by Fresh Vegetable
Veal Franchaise... Egg dipped Veal with Parmesean
Cheese in a light White Wine Lemon Sauce accompanied
by House Potatoes and Fresh Vegetable
Tem-p ra Battered Shrimp .. with Romesco Sauce
accompanied by Saffron Rice and Fresh Vegetable
Frank and Vienna Miranda of Holmes Beach cel-
ebrated their 49th wedding anniversary June 21, 1994.
They were married June 21, 1945. She is the
former Vienna Letteriello.
The Mirandas have two children, Frank E. of
Tampa and Edward C. of Sarasota; and one grandchild.
They have lived in Manatee County for 30 years.
Prudential Real Estate
Prudential Referral Services (PRS), a subsidiary of
The Prudential Real Estate network, has established
PRSPlus, an international, broker-to-broker residential
and commercial referral network. Prudential also an-
nounces the affiliation and sponsorship of FIABCI, a
worldwide federation of professional real estate orga-
In May, PRS established the Commercial Referral
Division (CRD), a domestic and international commer-
cial referral network.
June Gilley, broker and office manager of the Anna
Maria Island and 59th Street, Bradenton, officers of
The Prudential said, "With NAFTA and other changes
in worldwide trade, real estate is rapidly becoming an
international industry without borders."
FIABCI has 7,000 members in 55 countries "which
gives our sales associates an extremely powerful net-
work," said Gilley.
New hair and skin salon
to open on LBK
Jon Andress, d/b/a Panache, a full service hair and
skin salon, has signed a lease for 1,200 square feet in the
Avenue of the Flowers Shopping Plaza, Longboat Key.
The lease was negotiated by Lee De Lieto, com-
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"If you haven't tried it yet, you're
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
June 14, trespass, 100 block of Beach Avenue.
Four subjects were caught leaving the property.
June 16, animal, 300 to 500 block of Pine Av-
enue. Two rottweilers, described in the report as vi-
cious, were at large. They were captured by a deputy
and an animal control officer.
June 17, harassing phone calls, 300 block of Pine
June 21, larceny, 100 block of Crescent Drive.
The complainant looked out his front window and ob-
served a white male juvenile remove his bicycle.
June 21, burglary, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anchorage
Bait Shop. A person unknown pried open a rear shut-
ter, cut through the wire screen and removed wine and
June 15, DWLS, 200 block of Bay Drive South.
The subject was stopped for unlawful speed and the
officer found seven suspensions on his driver's license.
June 17, disorderly intoxication, 100 Gulf Dr. N.,
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Circle K. While at Circle K, the officer observed the
subject pull into the parking lot, bump the curb and stall
his vehicle. The subject became belligerent and began
yelling. The officer noted that he was visibly intoxi-
The officer offered the subject a ride home and he
began yelling obscenities and said he would rather
walk. The officer asked him to lower his voice and the
subject threw his keys at the officer. The subject was
placed in custody.
June 17, attempted burglary, 2400 block of Av-
enue C. The victim reported that two male subjects at-
tempted to break into his tool shed. The victim yelled
at the subjects and they ran. ,
June 17, lost property a cellular phone, Co-
June 18, theft, Coquina Beach. The complainant
reported that a person unknown removed a large red
duffle bag containing $80 in cash, clothing valued at
$20 and car and business keys.
June 21, exposure of sexual organs, 1301 Gulf
Dr., Silver Surf Motel. The complainant reported that
while she was siting by the swimming pool, she ob-
served an Hispanic male walking down the driveway
toward the pool. Five minutes later, the complainant
observed the same male outside the pool fence fondling
himself. The officer found the subject sitting near the
office and placed him in custody.
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June 21, introduction of contraband into jail, pos-
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Robert Scott Geidel, 38, of Bradenton, for running a
stop sign and ran a routine check. The check showed
five active suspensions on Geidel's driver's license and
an active warrant for violation of parole for DUI. He
was placed in custody. At the county jail, the deputy
observed a marijuana cigarette fall out of Geidel's.hat.
The officer checked his patrol car and found two small
bags of marijuana, allegedly placed there by Geidel.
June 17, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee
County Beach. The lifeguard reported two white males
jumping from the pier. The officer told them they were
violating city and county regulations and advised them
to leave the beach for the day.
June 17, suspicious, 71st Street and Holmes Bou-
levard. The officer responded to a report of several ju-
veniles on bicycles carrying BB guns. They were gone
upon the officer's arrival.
June 17 trespass, 7300 block of Holmes Boulevard.
The complainant reported four juvenile subjects on a con-
struction site. They were given trespass warnings.
June 18, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Public Beach.
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The complainant reported two persons arguing over
money and becoming abusive. They had resolved their
argument upon the officer's arrival.
June 18, drunk, 3800 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported a white male passed out under a tree. The
officer woke him and advised him to leave the area.
June 18, burglary, 101 66th St., Beach Inn. The
officer reported that the key to a reserved unit was left
in an envelope and taped to the office door and that two
white males and three white females used the key to
enter one of the units. They jumped the balcony to a
second unit and removed a portable bed from the laun-
dry room. Beer, soda cans and marijuana residue were
found in the room.
June 19, loitering and prowling, 6200 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer responded in reference to several sus-
picious persons. Two went south on Holmes Boulevard
and the officer observed Chad Linke, 19, of Holmes Beach
turn into North Beach Village on a bicycle. Upon seeing
the patrol vehicle, Linke fled but was apprehended by the
officer. Linke told the officer that the bicycle was stolen
and he was placed in custody.
June 19, found property a lavender, 10-speed,
Murray, Model MJ-Storm, 24-inch, mountain bicycle,
3800 block of 4th Avenue.
June 19, petty larceny of a bicycle, 300 block of
June 19, suspicious, 5901 Marina Dr., police de-
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ment and reported that his girlfriend would not get out
of his truck. He reported that she said she would not
exit until he paid her money he owed her.
The officer told him he could be charged with bat-
tery if he tried to remove her from the truck. The officer
advised him to drive home, lock the truck and go in his
residence and lock the door and then, if she caused a
disturbance, he should call the sheriff's department.
June 19, petty larceny of a bicycle, 2800 block of
Avenue E. The bicycle was later recovered by an of-
ficer and returned.
June 20, alarm, 500 block of 75th Street. The of-
ficer responding to an alarm, found that a cat had
jumped through a screen and set it off.
June 21, code violation, 500 block of 58th Street.
The complainant reported a pile of rubbish on a vacant
lot. The officer forwarded the complaint to the public
June 21, harassment, 600 block of Emerald Lane.
The complainant reported that he hired the subject to
do tile work but the work was not done to his satisfac-
tion or completed. He fired the subject and withheld
$500 of the payment. The subject phoned and threat-
ened him, said the complainant. Later, an unknown
white male called the complainant and said he was
going to have the complainant's "head blown off." A
patrol request was issued.
June 21, vandalism, 200 block of 81st Street. The
complainant heard a loud bang and a vehicle speed off.
He found the neighbor's mail box post broken off at the
ground level and the box smashed. It appeared to have
been hit by a solid object such as a baseball bat, said
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June 22, assistance, 200 block of North Harbor
Drive. The complainant reported that her car had been
vandalized and the headlight switch ruined. She could not
turn off the headlights. The officer was able to do so.
June 23, vandalism, 700 Key Royale Dr., Key
Royale Club. The complainant reported vandalism on
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Loud, fast and expensive weekend coming
By Bob Ardren
It's a really big weekend coming. There's the
Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix in Sarasota if you're into
fast, loud boats. Otherwise it's going to be amateur
hour on the water with too much drinking and not
enough experience for too many. And you'd best check
your licenses, because some are due to expire.
The 10th Annual Suncoast Grand Prix is the big
game in Sarasota this weekend, with more than 100
racing machines expected to take part. Preliminary
events have been taking place all week, but the serious
stuff- the actual racing gets underway Friday with
the Kilo Speed Runs.
Beginning at 8 a.m. and lasting until noon, the Kilo
Runs take place in north Sarasota Bay off the USF cam-
pus and Ringling Museum. Best viewing area should
be the USF campus, if you're interested in watching
single boats go past real fast. Admission and parking
are both free.
Saturday is the Amateur Offshore Challenge, a kind
of "run what you brung" event. This event uses the short
course directly in front of Lido Beach, running from New
Pass to Big Pass. Scheduled to begin at noon, Lido Beach
is obviously the spot the watch this one.
Sunday is the main event. Starting time is noon, but
this time the race course runs from north of New Pass
all the way down to Point of Rocks off Siesta Key.
Both the inshore area along Longboat Key and the en-
trance to Big Pass are favorite spots to safely anchor
your boat for a great view of the proceedings. There's
also a spectator boat area just south of Point of Rocks,
but it's the farthest one from the Island and I just don't
like to watch racing boats come straight at me even if
The team of Rich and Ruth Foehrkolb
proved to be hotter than the weather last Sat-
urday, walking away with both winners' tro-
phies in the weekly horseshoe games in Anna
Gene Snedeker and Jack Krueger were the
The horseshoe matches are held every Sat-
urday at Anna Maria City Hall at 9 a.m., and
all pitchers who want to participate are wel-
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subscription to the "Best News on Anna Maria
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I know they're going to turn away.
From shore, the best spots to watch Sunday's race
are either Lido or Siesta Beaches. Take your pick.
But wherever you go, especially if it's on a boat,
keep in mind that, on an average, 60 people will die in
boating accidents this holiday weekend in the United
States. And at least half of those accidents will be al-
Heavy drinking and boating is a serious issue any
day of the week, but the problem is magnified on July
4 because the holiday is traditionally a festive event.
And it's too easy to try to slake that sun-baked thirst
with another cold beer.
Sure, there's the law to worry about if you've been
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drinking and are driving a boat, but there's something
more serious than that those families out on the
water with you. They're what I think about, worry
about and remind myself to use good sense.
Here's hoping you do the same.
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the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
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Florida residents can purchase their 1994/95 hunt-
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their designated agents at the following prices: combi-
nation hunting-fishing license, $22; hunting license,
$11; fishing license, $12.
Resident fishing licenses are valid for 12 months
from date of purchase; all other license are effective
June 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995.
Licenses for non-residents are: fishing, $30; seven-
day fishing, $15; hunting, $150 (Alabama residents
$100); 10-day hunting (not available to Georgia resi-
dents), $25; 10-day hunting (Georgia residents), $121;
and 10-day private hunting reserve, $15.
There's obviously a story in that Georgia require-
Also available to residents are Sportsman's Li-
censes for $66 which includes hunting and freshwater
fishing licenses; and Type 1 wildlife management area,
archery, muzzle loading gun, turkey and Florida water-
The costs for five-year licenses are: freshwater
fishing, $60; saltwater fishing (excludes snook, craw-
fish and tarpon tags), $60; and hunting (includes Type
1 wildlife management area, archery, muzzle loading
gun, turkey and state waterfowl stamps), $270.
Holders of five-year licenses also are exempt from
price increases and from any new stamp requirements
created while their licenses are valid.
The good news is that children under 16 are not
required to have fishing or hunting licenses; however,
they must pass a state-approved hunter safety course
before hunting in Florida. Residents 65 or older also are
exempt from license fees, but must carry a Senior Citi-
zen exemption certificate. These certificates are free
and available from county tax collectors. A similar free
certificate is available to residents how are totally and
And lastly, no license is required of residents for
recreational fishing with a cane pole (no reel) using live
or natural bait or with a hand line, provided the fishing
is not in a fish management area and is in the resident's
county of residence.
So there you have it. That's all the rules I could
find, and here's hoping they don't make anymore.
See you next week.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 30, 1994 0 PAGE 23 iE
Billfish close to Island; sailfish caught offshore
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Capt. Phil Shields gets the fish-of-the-week award
for getting a charter onto a five-foot sailfish while off-
shore of the Island last week. Other big fish action in-
cludes a lot of sharks in the bays and passes, hungry
tarpon just off the beaches, and a bunch of redfish in
the backwater areas. With the weather near-perfect and
the rainfall limited, fishing can't get much better than
it is right now.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said the biggest ac-
tion is coming from redfish, most in the five to 15-
pound range. Best locations to catch the big spotties is
just about anywhere there's water. Trout are plentiful,
but mostly on the small side, with a few big flounder
in the four-pound range. Just to tease us, Capt. Zack
said big snook are massing near Longboat Pass -just
as the season closes, of course. Offshore, tarpon are
plentiful, with the best bait being blue crabs, large shad
and pinfish. Farther offshore, look for Spanish mack-
erel and cobia.
John at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching big redfish, a lot of mackerel, man-
grove snapper, black drum and small snook.
Capt. Dave on the Neva-Miss has been putting his
charters onto barracuda, blue runners, permit and snapper.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said his
customers have been reporting great catches of redfish
while wading on the flats, as well as a few trout. The
best bait for flats fishing is still live shrimp.
Toni at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trip is averaging 100 head of Key West
grunts, porgies, lane and vermillion snapper and red
grouper. The six-hour trip is averaging 150 head of
porgies, vermillion, lane and mangrove snapper and
trigger fish. The nine-hour trip is averaging 20 head of
mangrove and lane snapper, porgies, red and black
grouper as well as a barracuda.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said there are a lot of
sharks in the bay.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
have been catching a couple flounder, some big redfish
and mangrove snapper. The heat and humidity seem to
be keeping people away from the pier, he added.
Capt. Phil Shields on the Reef Reacher hooked
and landed a five-foot sailfish, taking the fish-of-the-
week award. He's also been putting his charters onto
good catches of grouper, snapper and barracuda off-
shore. In the bay, Capt. Phil is doing well with sharks
in the bay.
Capt. Rick Gross said redfish and trout were the
best bets in the bay. With white bait still on the small
size, Capt. Rick advised summer fishing would really
hit a peak in a couple weeks when the little fish start
Henry Webster traded the dry sands of his native Arizona for the waters off Anna Maria last week and came
away with a whopper of a redfish. The big fish was caught while fishing with Capt. Mike Heistand.
On my boat Magic, things were pretty much hit-
and-miss. Dick Foley and family from the Island
caught their limit of reds and a few nice trout last week.
Other catches offshore included mackerel, flounder and
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said sharks are
everywhere right now, with the species hitting the
hooks the most being black tip, black nose, lemon,
bonnet, hammerhead and bull. Best location to hook a
shark seems to be the north end of the Island.
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Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been able to find limit
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Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been targeting trout
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Good luck and good fishing.
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Norbert J. Bruewer
Norbert J. Bruewer, 63, of Anna Maria died June
20 at home.
Born in Cincinnati, Mr. Bruewer came to Florida
in 1965 and hadlived in Anna Maria since 1988. He
was a pipe designer. He was a Catholic. He was a U.S.
Marine Corps veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Mary L.; five daughters,
Sherry Lavender of Fort Myers, Sandra Farr of Auburn,
Ala., Stephanie Noel of Lakeland, Susan Thomas of
Anna Maria and Stacie Gregory of Orlando; two sis-
ters, Ruth Harnist and Dorothy Fet, both of Cincinnati;
and seven grandchildren.
Services were held at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach, with the Rev. Donald Baier officiating.
Mansion Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of ar-
Glenn E. Carlson
Glenn E. Carlson, 79, of Holmes Beach died June
Mr. Carlson was born Sept. 28, 1915 in Silver Creek,
Minn., and moved with his family to Holmes Beach in
1957 from Edina, Minn. He
was a deacon at Roser Me-
morial Community Church.
He was a life member of
VFW Post 8199,.
He is survived by his
wife, Vivian G.; one daugh-
ter, Janice C. Norrie of
Snead Island; one son, Dale
W. of Marietta, Ga.; two sis-
ters, Stella Fadden of
Robinsdale, Minn., and
Glenn Carlson Lilia Yager of Monticello,
Minn.; and eight grandchil-
A memorial service will be held at Roser Church
Chapel, 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 16. In lieu of flowers,
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Dorothy C. Poole
Dorothy C. Poole, 72, of Holmes Beach died June
26 at home.
Mrs. Poole was born in Arlington, Mass., and
moved to Holmes Beach from Carlisle, Mass., in 1988.
She was a homemaker. She was an International Dog
Show Judge. She was a past matron of O.E.S. Chapter
86, Ida McKinley, in Ayre, Mass.
She is survived by her husband, Charles I. of
Holmes Beach; one son, Clark of Charlestown, Mass.;
and one grandson.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209.
Griffith-Cline Island Chapel is in charge of arrange-
Clifford Wesley Stead
Clifford Wesley Stead, 77, of Holmes Beach died
June 26 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Highland Park,
N. J., Mr. Stead came to
Holmes Beach from
Metuchen, N.J., in 1973. He
was a retired Metropolitan
Life agent in New Jersey and i
a local school bus driver and
crossing guard. He was a
member and elder of Church .
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day /
Saints in Bradenton. He was
a member of Trojan Club of
Metuchen. Clifford Stead
He is survived by his
wife, Bobbie; a son, Bruce S. of West Milford, N.J.;
two stepdaughters, Anita Boyett of Bradenton and
Ralene Domalske of Sarasota; two stepsons, James Foy
of Las Vegas and Michael Foy of Bradenton; and 16
Services were held at Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints with Bishop Luther Deyo officiating.
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OI~ PAGE 26 K JUNE 30, 1994 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Local captain leads teen angler to
amazing marlin catch
By Mark Ratliff
You might say abig fish is one that requires a buddy's
help to get off the boat and onto the dock. When 15-year-
old Stan Salvadore of Riverview unloaded his day's catch
at Galati's, his helper needed a forklift.
Salvadore, along with his dad Ed, had hired Capt.
Tom Garbacz to take them where the big ones were
running, but little could Salvadore suspect that May 29
would be the day he'd record his first catch of a blue
marlin 349 pounds and 100 inches long, no less.
An unusual thing about Salvadore's victory over
the fighting fish is that he was using 30-pound test line,
meaning Salvadore can now claim membership in that
elite fraternity of anglers who reel in trophies at least
10 times heavier than their light tackle is rated for.
Garbacz took the fishing party 110 miles off the
Island and set up to troll for sailfish, putting out six
lines four set to run shallow for sailfish and dolphin,
and two others running deep. With ballyhoo as bait, the
Salvadores boated 12 red snapper, 10 bonita and two
tuna before the big marlin came on the scene.
Under the noon sun, Salvadore watched as the mar-
lin honed in on the bait, then snapped it up. The youthful
angler set the hook and the fish tail-walked across the
water before it took off in its attempt to escape.
Expecting his line to break, Salvadore watched the
angle of the monofilament grower steeper as the mar-
lin headed for deep water. Suddenly, the line became
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It was quickly surmised that the fish had died.
When it was pulled in, it was seen why while tail-
walking, the marlin had tangled its tail in the line, so
it was being pulled backward and not able to get oxy-
gen-rich water through its gills.
Figuring that it would be hard to top this catch, the
party covered the fish with ice and headed toward
home. Salvadore's dad used his cellular phone to alert
Galati's that some major assistance would be needed to
off-load the day's trophy, and the marina was ready
with the forklift when the boat motored in.
Weighing the fish presented the biggest problem,
however, as Galati's didn't have a large enough scale
to do the job. Using a formula which took into consid-
eration the 99.5-inch length of the marlin and its 53-
inch girth, the big fish was estimated to weigh 349.5
That worked out to be nearly 200 pounds of mar-
lin fillet, but big fish whet big fish appetites, and
Salvadore says he'll have Capt. Garbacz take him back
out soon in hopes of an encore.
That's a big one!
Stan Salvadore (left) made dad Ed proud when he
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I don't know whether you would want to publish
this fish tale or not, but maybe you might enjoy it.
There was a large banquet being held for fisher-
men. In order to be eligible to get in, you had to bring
along some trophy or picture of your catch from the
A man walked up to the door of the banquet room
with the stuffed head of a large bull moose, wanting to
get in. The person at the door told him that the banquet
was strictly for fishermen, and not for hunters.
"I got this trophy when I was fishing," said the
The person at the door was quite skeptical, but
asked him to tell his story.
"Last summer," said the man, "my wife and I were
fishing on a big lake in Canada. We were staying in a
cottage on an island and we had to go over to the main-
land to dig bait.
"I remained near the cottage to get the fishing gear
ready for the day. All of a sudden I heard my wife
scream. Since we were just on a fishing trip, we had no
guns with us. I jumped in the other boat hoping that in
some way I could protect my wife when I got across
"Suddenly, I spied a bottle of turpentine in the
boat. I remembered stories of turpentining dogs. I took
out my handkerchief, poured turpentine on it and put
it on the end of the boat oar.
"When I reached shore, I whammed that bull
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The tale is- fishing' is good Islander Photo: Jeannie Friedman
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HOT AS A FIRECRACKER
Brand new listing of probably the least expensive ground
level. 2 bedroom condo unit on the Island. Poolside and
yet close to the beach. Furnished for only $70,000.
Dolores M. Baker
Licensed Real Estate Broker
SPARKLING clean & bright! Spacious 3 bed-
room 2 bath split design with family room, great
kitchen, inside laundry plus a beautiful enclosed
screened lanai overlooking a park-like lawn! Deep
well & sprinklers. Wonderful location! $109,900.
#58038. Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758.
SUNBOW BAY ... Townhouse on a lagoon!
Superb condition throughout. 4 bedroom, 3
bath. Spanish tiles & just carpeted in all bed-
rooms. Exercise room with mirrored wall, over-
sized storage room. Private dock, 2 pools, ten-
nis court. $189,000. #58073. Call Karin
ENJOY the everchanging views of Tampa Bay
from the spacious family room of this outstand-
ing property with 3 bedroom, 2+ baths. Enjoy
the large tiled patio & the fabulous grounds.
Private boat dock with davits. $495,000.
#55150. Call T.Dolly Young, 778-5427.
SLarge 1 BR/1 BA condo
with Bay view! Beauti-
ful, spacious, dramatic
Carol Heinze, CRS
Million Dollar Club
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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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visiting ... you'll want to keep in touch with us!
DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO with a spec-
tacular Gulf view. Spacious two bedroom, two
bath end unit with indoor laundry. New ceramic
tile in kitchen and hallway. Storm shutters on all
windows. Priced at $229,000. Call Zee
Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
F1. ANiMNillB"W'MBL I
CAR COLLECTORS DELIGHT! Room for 10
cars including 2-car garage with this four bed-
room, two bath home located 3 blocks to beach
and 1 block to Bay. Family room, spacious
screened porch. Duplex zoned. $239,000. Call
Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
NEW LISTING NORTH BEACH VILLAGE:
Two bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse nestled in the
"Groves." Close to pool, walk to Gulf. Great room
design, screened lanai, rec. room, enclosed ga-
rage. Low maintenance, tastefully furnished.
Priced at $159,900. Please call Carol R. Williams,
778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
NEW LISTING NORTH BEACH VILLAGE:
Three bedroom, two bath attached townhouse
with double garage, rec. room/storage, screened
lanai, maintenance free exterior. Furnished turn-
key. Priced at $145,000. Call Carol R. Williams,
778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS LIE
When Buying or Selling, Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
778-1751 2217 Gulf Drive 778-2246
Evenings FL 34217 Office
On Anna Maria Island
Looking for beachfront or
We have them.
start at $280 + tax.
Daily, weekly and monthly specials.
Call now to reserve your
Contact Debbie Dial
800-881-2276 or 813-778-2275
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3222 East Bay Drive / Holmes Beach, FL 34217
4 PERICO BAY CLUB
Selling & Listing
"The Sun Rises & Sets"
on these three
SPOONBILL LANDINGS VILLAS ...
1) #1269 "Grand Cayman" 2/2 + Den + 2
car garage. Faces east with many extras.
2) #1255 "Antigua" Turnkey furnished 2/
2 with 1 car garage, also faces east. Just
3) #1230 "Grand Cayman" 2/2 + Den + 2
car garage, faces west. $162,000.
Call anytimes792-8477 Office 778-2261
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BACK ON THE MARKET
205 57th St. Holmes Beach
2BR/1 BA Home Large Lot
Close to Beach Duplex Zoning
Central Air/Heat Laundry Room
Screened Porch Carport
$112,000. Please Call For Appointment
Owner is Lic. Real Estate Broker
Anna Maria City at Bean Point
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and
shopping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 _si MLSJ
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JULY 3 2 TO 4 PM
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
408 S. BAY BLVD.
PANORAMIC BAYFRONT VIEWS. Enjoy the
sparkling water views from this FANTASTIC, el-
evated three bedroom, 2.5 bath house on the
northern end of Anna Maria. This BAYFRONT
home is of exceptional quality with a panoramic
view from nearly every window. Many, many ex-
tras including a jacuzzi, dumb waiter, 2 car ga-
rage, etc. One of the best built energy efficient
home on the Island. The pleasure of Island liv-
ing can be yours. See this home of unequaled
beauty and style today. $434,900. Eves. Call
Agnes Tooker, 778-5287 or Kathy Tooker
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxotl-Yost,
Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, Kay Kay Hardy and Darlene Hughes
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
,jtan WEEKDAYS 9AM to 4:30PM
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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. Just re-
duced to $109,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
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.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA fully furnished, sec-
ond floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, club-
house, sauna and on site management. Deeded
beach access and excellent rental program.
Priced at $94,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
4 1 N
DIRECT GULFFRONT Fully furnished 2BR 1BA
apartment on wide, sandy walking beach. Perfect
investment property or second home. Offered at
$99,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL
BROCHURE AND CALENDAR
SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUM
3805 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Furnished unit
This conveniently located complex is within walking
distance to everything shopping, Gulf beach and
more. Tennis Court, Two Pools. Excellent Investment
potential. $a4-&9. Reduced to $89,990.
-, (813) 778-0426
IN HORIZON REALTY
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
NICE OPPORTUNITY! Create the City's only "mini-resort"
with investment in these three duplexes located on West side
of Gulf Dr. only 250 ft. from great beach! Beautifully main-
tained and excellent potential to receive additional income.
Call Marie Franklin for info and ideas! Owner financing. Ask-
ing $650,000. By Appt., 778-2259.
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250
QUALITY HAS ITS PRICE ... AND ITS REWARDS
Key Royale, 631 Foxworth Lane. $525,000.
409 Pine Av
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The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL ES-
TATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists extend-
Ing both Personal AND Professional Services In New Construction &
Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market Analysis,
Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best Property Manage-
ment and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75 Yrs. Combined Expe-
rience AND Smiles!
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810 N. Shore Drive
Across the street from best beach on the Is-
land, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage,
2,900 s.f. living area. $420,000.778-4349.
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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
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AUTO & BOAT DETAILING
We do it all for one low price. Top to
bottom, ashtray to engine! Hand Wash &
Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish, Armorall, Dress
Rims & Tires, Shampoo Carpets & Seats,
Dress Interior, Satin-Black Under Carriage,
Engine Cleaned & Silicone Protected.
Everything included for $85 on a normal
size car. By appointment, at your home or
office. Call the mobile service number: 356-
4649 or leave a message: 778-9392.
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Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
S ic 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.13 GUARANTEED-LOWEST PRICES
t & AND SATISFACTION
IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No- cages/kennels. House
calls (Island Only). Cats included. 778-1012.
STUDENT offers dog walking service. Experienced.
Call Sky Beard, 778-2923.
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL: Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. Call
mobile phone # 356-4649.
ISUZU 85 diesel pick-up, MPG plus AC, cruise, origi-
nal condition, sunroof, .wiper delay, rear sliding
glass, 5 speed and new tires. $4,000. 107 1st. St. N.,
Bradenton Beach. Call after 6 PM, 322-1263.
1982 26' CHRISCRAFT CATALINA, inboard, cabin
cruiser, new MP 350 single, full canvas, new batter-
ies and many extras. Estate sale, $12,000. 778-
69 DRIFT-R-CRUISE Houseboat. 40', good condi-
tion, no motor. $5,500. 778-8322.
SCUBA SCRUB, mobile underwater hull cleaning
service. By appointment at your dock or marina,
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
FULL-TIME Marine yard help. Fork lift operator, boat
detailer, gas dock attendant, etc. Call Ken at 778-
A #1 ISLAND RESORT, needs front desk clerk &
housekeepers. Experience preferred and friendly
personality a plus. Part time 16-30 hrs. a week,
weekends a must. Permanent position. Call Via
Roma, 778-6691 or Resort 66, 778-2238.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
RUG 1 1/2 yr. old. Heavy 13 x16 Trevera. Redeco-
rating. $85. 778-7414.
FURNITURE. Creamy yellow & green sofa, striped,
$75. Floral sleeper sofa, $50. Rocker, $20. Table
lamps, $15 each. Large floral pictures, $10 each.
Yellow chair, $50. 778-7920.
JACUZZI, 8' x 8', seats 8 with double lounger. Blue
interior with cedar. 2 yr. old. $3,00 new, will take
NORDIC TRACK, new "Sequoia." Paid $456. Work-
out computer, video, manual included. Will sell for
$300. 778-8623 eves.
HEALTH IS WEALTH. The Kitchen Nutrition Cook-
ing System retains maximum nutrients, flavor and
natural food color. It's the perfect cooking system for
today's health conscious consumer. For a free pre-
sentation call Galaxy, 794-0567.
4 SECTION SOFA makes a "C" or "V" or "L" design.
10 pilloWs, 2 glass top end tables, contemporary,
MOVING SALE. Sun., July 3. North Beach Village 1,
#63, Holmes Beach. 9 tol,779-1611. Antiques & col-
lectibles. Carousel horse, dolls, TV, VCR, CD player,
kitchen items, books, jewelry, clothes, etc.
GARAGE SALE. Fri. & Sat., July 1 & 2. 6801 Gulf
Dr., Holmes Beach. 9 to 4. Assorted items. Sorry, no
GARAGE SALE. Sat., July 2. 503 59th St., Holmes
Beach. 9 to 2. Nice assortment of misc. items.
YARD SALE. Fri., July 1. 211A 67th St., Holmes
Beach. 9-12. New styles of clothes, books, & furniture.
HOUSEKEEPER for Harrington House Bed &
Breakfast Inn. 778-5444.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, windows, moving help, or-
ganizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR Kitchen & bath, 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.
CPD LANDSCAPING, INC. "Natural by Design".
Design Installation Renovations. Full-Service
Landscape Maintenance. Longboat Key 383-9212.
ISLAND PAINTER: fast, neat, reasonable. Call Big
CUSTOM FIBERGLASS, ETC. Repairs, gelcoat,
gelcoat refinishing, boats, cars, decks & hot tubs. No
job too big or too small. All work fully guaranteed. 15
yrs. exp. 794-8896 for free estimate.
AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE leasing, marine &
fresh water, new set ups, consultations, residential,
& commercial. Experienced, dependable & refer-
NO JOB TOO SMALL! College student, father of three,
trying to make ends meet. Lawns, tree trimming, etc.
Lifelong resident, references. Keith, 778-6438.
LOVING CHILD CARE by the hour, momings or eve-
nings. Fun, safe environment. References. 778-6438.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local refs. Call Brewers 778-7790.
SCUBA SCRUB: Attention boat owners mobile
underwater hull cleaning service. By appointment at
your dock or marina, 778-9112.
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 Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resi-
dent 25 years. Call for a free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and 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 & con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-
MOST CARS $85
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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, carpentry,
roof coating & repairs, drywall repairs, pressure clean-
ing. Work gtd. Low prices. 778-0410 leave msg.
CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Father & son team. 30+
yrs. experience. Island resident. Repairs & new in-
stallation. We also clean floors. 778-4559.
CUSTOM REMODELING/ADDITIONS. Design as-
sistance. No charge for consultation. Our promise:
"lowest price for true quality." Lic. #CGC037608.
Call Mickey, 957-5042.
COMMERCIAL STUDIOS 1sm/1Ig. Gulf view on
Gulf Dr. Ideal for small business, office, crafts. Neg.
Anna Maria. Call Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
PERICO BAY CLUB, unfurnished 2BR/2BA with
lakeview, W/D, tennis, pools, 24 hr. security and
covered parking. 794-6472.
STUDIO APT. Steps to beach, quiet, W/D, micro-
wave, utilities included. $125 per week, $440 per
month, with 2 week minimum. 778-0727 or 924-
WE HAVE GREAT RENTAL! Short term & long
term! Gulf-front, condos, canal homes, duplexes.
Call Debbie Thrasher for all your Rental needs, now
at The Prudential Florida Realty. 778-0766 or 778-
ISLAND CONDO, 2BR/2BA, 2 lanais, pool, walk to
beach, washer/dryer. $900 per month. Call Martha
Williams at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
MARINERS COVE, annual, 2BR/2BA, loft, fireplace,
jacuzzi tub, boat slip, pool, tennis, views of inter-
coastal. $1,300 per month. Call Martha Williams at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL. 1BR/1BA, utilities in-
cluded, fully furnished in quiet neighborhood. 778-
ANNUAL single family home, 2BR/1 BA, oversized
1 car garage, roof-top deck with beautiful views of
Gulf, private fenced yard, sunny family room. $1,000
per month. Call Martha Williams at Island Real Es-
SEVERAL 5 to 7 month rentals available. Call
Martha Williams at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BAYFRONT 2BR/1 BA apt., seawalled. Furnished or
unfurnished. $575 per month. 778-7980.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Smack dab on the Beach! 3BR/
2BA with a magnificent view where the Gulf and Bay
meet. Luxuriously furnished, beautifully decorated
with contemporary gourmet kitchen. $1,500 per
month. Furnished or unfurnished. Betsy Hills Real
BUY IT! SELL ITI RENT IT! The Islander Bystander
ads work great and fast too.
ANNA MARIA Gulf and Bay views. 1 or 2 bedroom,
patio, pool, W/D. Furnished or unfurnished. $550,
includes utilities or $650. 211 So. Bay Blvd. 778-
SMUGGLERS LANDING CONDO, beautifully fur-
nished, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, sailboat water slip
available. $900 per month. Call Martha Williams at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DON'T FORGET THE JULY 4 HOLIDAY! The Is-
lander Bystander offices will be closed on Monday
July 4. Please not an early deadline of Noon, Sat-
urday for the July 7 classified ads.
OPEN HOUSE EVERYDAY. New home, 260 S.
Harbor Dr., Holmes Bch. 3BR/2BA, quiet street, pri-
vate boat launch, 2 blocks to beach. $179,500. 778-
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. $365,000. 111
& 113 36th St., Holmes Beach. 778-2071.
BEAUTIFUL Gulf views, steps to the beach, 2BR/
1 BA home, oversized 1 car garage, fenced yard and
patio, sundeck, ceramic tile, fresh paint, sunny fam-
ily room. $135,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
BY OWNER on South Bay Blvd. Elevated 2BR/2BA
home. Large enclosed garage & shop. Rear deck
with canal view. Many extras. 813-778-7070.
BY OWNER, 2BR/1 BA ground floor home, 1300 sq.
ft., nice yard near beach, bay and park. $95,000.
CHARMING "COTTAGE" In Cortez. 2BR/1.5BA,
nice oaks, quiet setting. Great for get away or sea-
sonal rental. 4415 125th St. W. Asking $62,500.
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.
VACATION RENTAL APARTMENT COMPLEX
FOR SALE: 6 units 2, 2 bedroom 4, 1 bedroom
apartments overlooking the Gulf. 25 feet to Beach!
Gorgeous view, strong building in a quiet neighbor-
hood. Could be annual rentals. Drive by 201 35th St.
Phone 778-7373 for appt. $535K.
Notice: We will be closed July 4
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or handle credit card charges. Our office is located at 5408 Marina Drive, in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy Ducks and the laundromat.
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