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Objections waived; big bridge approval closer
Objections waived; big bridge approval closer
By Paul Roat
"We will now work for a successful mitigation
project for a south-side bridge," said Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection District Director Dr.
With that statement, the last set of permits for con-
struction for a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge to re-
place the Anna Maria Island Bridge appears to be a fait
DEP officials had objected to the construction of
the bridge, citing damage to seagrasses if the bridge
were built south of the existing span.
DEP's Garrity had said officials with the environ-
mental department favored a northern bridge align-
ment, a siting Florida Department of Transportation
officials had objected to due to encroachment into
channels leading to Galati Marine on Perico Island and
the Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach.
In a meeting Wednesday between officials with the
DEP, DOT, Florida Marine Patrol and U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, FMP's Maj. Kent Thompson announced he
By Mark Ratliff
Don Tarantola, Anna Maria's Public works direc-
tor and building inspector, has called it quits. Just a day
after he endured criticism from the mayor and a major-
ity of the city commission, he tendered his resignation,
effective Sept. 16.
"I have enjoyed working with your dedicated
elected officials, office staff and appointed commis-
sions and board members," Tarantola said in his one-
paragraph letter to Mayor Ray Simches. "I wish you the
best of luck, and hope the city attains all its goals."
"The letter speaks for itself," is all Simches had to say
concerning Tarantola's resignation. And other than the
letter, Tarantola himself has remained mum, declining to
comment when contacted by The Islander Bystander.
Tarantola and Simches were not so quiet the day
before, however. During a July 14 meeting of the city's
budget committee, Tarantola heard accusations that he
had not done his job right, to which he replied the city
administration had never given him the support he
needed to do so.
The flap began when Tarantola requested that his
pay be raised from $30,000 a year to $36,000. He said
when he went to work for the city the lower figure was
acceptable because he understood he would have five
years to obtain certifications required by the state.
"It (the $30,000 salary) seemed fair, knowing the
city and knowing the certification requirements,"
Tarantola said. "But it turned out to be more demand-
ing than I expected. I was told I had five years to com-
ply, and now it turns out I have two years to comply."
Tarantola went on to complain that his pay was
inadequate because he "wears three hats," a reference
to his combined job of public works director, building
inspector and chief code enforcement officer. Tarantola
said that from among these responsibilities he estab-
lished priorities in determining how much of his ener-
gies would go into each task, and that he had made the
mayor and commission aware of what he was doing.
"No one disagreed," Tarantola said. "No one came
back to me and said this is not right, so I assumed there
"Not disagreeing doesn't mean acceptance,"
Commissioner Chuck Shumard then jumped into
would "recommend against limiting the size of the chan-
nel" leading to the marina and boat ramp.
Thompson said the bridge would encroach into the
waterways. To make the channels safe for boat navigation,
dredging would have to take place to widen the channels
- an action that would harm seagrasses more than the
bridge siting to the south, DEP officials agreed.
Thompson's statement eroded DEP's preference for
a northern alignment, apparently eliminating the last
hurdle DOT officials faced for building the new bridge.
Still an issue is the mitigation efforts DOT prom-
ises to use to restore seagrasses damaged by the bridge.
Like all plants, seagrasses need light to grow, and the
new bridge will shade the submerged plants, reducing
light and eventually killing the plants. Replacement
seagrasses will have to be planted, and the exact
amount of restored seagrass acreage, as well as where
those plants will be placed, will be the topic of discus-
sions between the DOT and DEP in coming weeks.
DOT officials point to successes they have had
near the Skyway Bridge in restoring seagrass beds
"We have the problem that (building) permits are
so damned delayed that contractors are giving up,"
Shumard said. "They're saying, 'Hell, I'm not going to
work in Anna Maria I can't get permits.' That's just
ruining these people."
Tarantola agreed this was unfair to contractors, but
said the problem was due to understaffing of his depart-
Assistant Public Works Assistant Anne Beck came
to Tarantola's defense, noting that even before he came
on board, building permits could take up to six or seven
weeks to obtain if worked backed up.
"It's not right, but it's the best we can do,"
"I read an article in the paper, and I see you're not
happy here you're looking for something better,"
Shumard said, referring to a story in last week's Is-
SEE TARANTOLA, PAGE 2
damaged by that bridge's reconstruction. DEP officials
have said seagrasses are very fragile and don't take
well to replanting.
Another meeting to discuss technical aspects of
seagrass mitigation will be held July 28. DEP officials
said they would review the seagrass replanting done at
the Skyway Bridge. "Past successes may determine
future permits," DEP's Ken Huntington said, "while
past failures may determine future denials."
"It's very difficult to do a successful mitigation of
seagrasses," Garrity told The Islander Bystander.
The news shocked the dozen or so members of
Save Anna Maria who attended the DEP-DOT meeting
Wednesday. The Island-wide organization has stead-
fastly objected to the construction of the big bridge for
aesthetic, safety and environmental reasons.
Many Islanders have also objected to the big
bridge, which will have a roadbed more than 74 feet
above the water and a 65-foot center clearance for
boats. They say the ambiance of the Island will be dam-
aged with construction of a "mega-bridge."
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
W iersema ........................................................ 4
D. Cold Ones gone ......................................... 5
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .............................. ... 7
Announcements ...................... 9
King Salmon............................................... 12
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 14
Streetlife ..................................................... 18
Anna Maria tides ........................................... 21
Real estate ................................................. 22
FLIP-FLOP FLIP-FLOP FLIP-FLOP FLIP-FLOP
Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch members
were the proud "par-
ents" of the first turtle
nesting release last
Thursday. More than
200 people turned out
for the event, watching
117 tiny loggerhead
turtles scamper into the
Alvarez, a visitor from
Gijon, Spain, helped
with the release. For
more on the turtles, see
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
JULY 21, 1994
[M3 PAGE 2 K JULY 21, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria hears plans for bay crossing 'charrette'
By Mark Ratliff
On Anna Maria Island, meetings are a respected pas-
time, so it came as no surprise last week when at a meet-
ing in Anna Maria the topic was whether to have a meet-
ing to determine if more meetings should be held.
Confused? Actually, it's very simple.
Representatives of the Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization (MPO) and the Florida Department of
Transportation attended the Anna Maria City
Commission's regular meeting on July 12. There they
told the commission and the City Hall audience about
the possibility of holding a "charrette" concerning a
proposed new bridge crossing Sarasota Bay some-
where between the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota and the
"What we're bringing to you tonight is the early
stages of a bay crossing study the MPO is going to be
embarking on," said Bob Herrington of the MPO. "We
took this idea to our citizens' advisory committee, and
they recommended we do what is called a charrette."
Herrington explained a charrette as "a meeting of the
minds involved with this project, such as permitting agen-
cies, DOT, the elected officials and of course, the citizens
- we want as much citizen input to this as possible."
Herrington explained the charrette would help de-
termine whether the bay crossing project has enough
merit to continue study or whether the project should
be dropped. In that sense, it's a meeting that's held to
see if more meetings are justified.
"We will hold a charrette, and if the charrette finds
the bridge study is not feasible because of environmen-
tal impacts such as seagrass beds and such, that would
be the end of the project," Herrington said. "There is
$300,000 set aside to do this (bay crossing) study. It's
a 100 percent grant to the MPO, and we don't want to
spend this money just to be spending it."
Herrington said that since 1975 the project has
been studied four times.
"It seems like every two or three years it comes up,"
Herrington said. "A motion was made approximately two
years ago at the MPO that we should study this and put this
thing to bed look at the feasibility of building a bay
crossing, and if it's not feasible, put it to bed."
Herrington stressed that no decisions have been
made concerning the possibility of a bay bridge, and
that public opinion would be solicited and given great
"I know there has been some speculation made in
the press that we've already picked out where the
bridge will go, and that the bridge will be built, "
Herrington said, "but we have not done this. We're in
the very early stages."
Mark Meulah, MPO's liaison with FDOT, said
even if all the studies show the need for the new bridge,
construction could not begin within less than 10 years.
"I just whnt to make it clear that we're not ready to
build a bridge next year," Meulah said. "In fact, there's
a lot of work that needs to be done even to determine
a need for it."
"We're bringing it to the folks here on the Island
before were taking it anywhere else," Herrington said.
Herrington said a charrette usually runs from one
to three days and is usually held on a weekend.
"What basically happens is that the folks who are
involved with it lock themselves in a room and they
don't come out until they have an answer."
Herrington says part of the charrette will be held
like a public hearing to ensure that citizens are able to
get their opinions into the process.
Herrington said he expected the session to take
place in late August or September.
Cat on a hot tin roof
When firefighters responded to a house fire in
Bradenton Beach last week, the last thing they
expected were the 18 cats they found inside the
burning structure. Owners of the duplex, Richard
and Gale Carter, were having their next-door
residence fumigated and had housed their cats
plus a few of the neighbors temporarily. While
none of the cats suffered any injuries;, damage to
the kitchen is estimated to be between $3,500 and
Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Tarantola, Anna Maria public works director, resigns
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
lander Bystander which said Tarantola had submitted
an application for the building official job in Bradenton
"It's not that I'm not happy here," Tarantola said,
"it's that I'm not appreciated here. I came into this job
with a certain understanding, and that understanding
didn't happen. I think I'm doing the job as well as I can
with my staff."
At this point, Simches became more direct in his
criticisms, saying that Tarantola had redefined his job
description without approval of the commission, and
suggesting that if Tarantola's department is unable to
get its work done on a timely basis, a person outside
city government might be brought in to determine if the
reason could be due to Tarantola's lack of skills as a
"As far as I'm concerned, you were hired to wear
three hats and I don't support your request for more
people," Simches said. "The overload may be due to
lack of organization."
Simches then made it clear that the public works
director would have to get the city's work done with the
staff it currently has.
"We're not going to add staff and build a big bu-
reaucracy as long as I'm mayor," Simches said.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney had about the
only sympathetic words for Tarantola as he faced his
critics on the city commission.
"Perhaps one person on board our ship is not get-
ting the kind of emotional support he needs,"
McChesney said. "I feel that all the public works direc-
tors on our island are terribly overburdened by the de-
mands of the state, the county and the results of Hur-
ricane Andrew. There is no superman out there who
can handle every single thing they way every person
thinks it should be handled."
McChesney suggested the commission consider get-
ting volunteer help to relieve some of the work load in the
'You seem to be very hesitant to pay
your employees, but you pay your
lawyers $100 an hour, you pay your
planners the going rate of $60 an
hour, you pay your engineers and
surveyors $30 to $40 an hour, yet you
want to keep a position that's just as
(important) at $15 an hour.'
public works/building/code enforcement department.
Commissioner Max Znika took the attack on
Tarantola to a different level, going after the public
works director's bedside manner.
"You seem to be a pretty nice guy, Don, but I think
you've got something (wrong) with your attitude,"
Znika said. "Maybe it's just your nature, but you're not
congenial enough, or don't show enough camaraderie
when people come in to talk to you."
Znika went on to criticize Tarantola for apparently
not being diligent in trying to actively track down code
violations in the city.
"I hear from the people on the street that they never
see you out cruising the city, going up and down the
streets, looking at this, looking at that," Znika said.
"For myself, I think you're unhappy here, and I don't
think your attitude is going to change especially now
that you're not going to get a substantial increase in
salary." (In fact, the committee ultimately agreed to
lower the salary of the public works director's position
from $30,000 to $28,000 because the duties of code
inspector will fall to another person after Oct. 1.)
"I know the work here is overburdensome," Znika
continued, "but I think you're getting a pretty good
salary. You're going to have to learn that this is what
comes with the job, and that we're not going to hire
Again, Tarantola defended himself by saying that
his approach to his job had been well documented in
memos he had sent to the administration, and that he
had taken no negative response to mean there was of-
ficial approval. He then went on to say that his services
to the city were as valuable as any of the outside pro-
fessionals the government brings in from time to time.
"You seem to be very hesitant to pay your employ-
ees, but you pay your lawyers $100 an hour, you pay
your planners the going rate of $60 an hour, you pay
your engineers and surveyors $30 to $40 an hour, yet
you want to keep a position that's just as (important)
at $15 an hour," Tarantola said. "It's just out of range."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe took exception to
Tarantola's arguments, zeroing in on the public works
director's contentions that he had to establish his own
priorities to make sure all the city's needs were met.
"That's not the way the game is played," Wolfe
said. "We give you priorities."
Wolfe also had something to say about Tarantola's
interactions with the public.
"Yours is a public service job, not a public dicta-
tor," Wolfe said. "You don't tell people what to do, you
have to advise them you've been acting more as an
employer. I don't feel you've adapted well to public
service, and we've had numerous complaints."
Tarantola acknowledged that his personal style
may have caused problems in the past, but he said that
after this had been brought to his attention he made a
real effort to improve the situation. He then asked Beck
if she thought he was doing better in this respect.
"We're still getting complaints," Beck said, "but
I've also had some good comments on you which
started about a month ago."
After more than half an hour of discussion, the
committee moved on to other items, agreeing that
Slimches and Tarantola would meet the next day. That
meeting took place and Tarantola tendered his resigna-
tion a few hours later.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I JULY 21, 1994 A PAGE 3 EiJ]
Bradenton Beach Marina expansion receives
go-ahead from planning & zoning board
By Paul Roat
The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
last week approved plans to expand the Bradenton
Beach Marina by a narrow 4-3 vote.
In a marathon meeting stretching
from 7 p.m. past midnight, planning
board members recommended ap-
A change in the city's compre-
hensive plan to designate a small
stretch of bay-side land from Recre-
ation/Open Space to Residential/Of-
Rezoning six lots south of the
marina from Residential to Commer-
cial use, as well as the small portion
200-foot by 84-foot enclosed storage shed that could
accommodate up to 74 boats.
Bazzy also hopes to build two docks, one 125-feet
Plans for the marina
include removal of the
open-air boat storage
racks, replacing the
structure with a 34-
foot-high, 200-foot by
84-foot enclosed stor-
of bay-side land mentioned in the comprehensive plan
A special exception and major development plan
for the marina's expansion.
The planning and zoning board is an advisory
board to the city council. The group's recommenda-
tions will be presented to the Bradenton Beach City
Council Aug. 4 in the first of two scheduled public
hearings on the matter.
Planning and zoning board members also offered
several stipulations to the marina project, including:
*. Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan Bazzy
should provide the city council with different designs
for the proposed boat storage shed he hopes to con-
struct on his property;
Access under the Cortez Bridge should be main-
Landscape designs be provided;
Lighting on the property should be non-intrusive
Bazzy is proposing a $1.1 million remodeling of
the marina, located just south of the Cortez Bridge. His
plans call for removal of the existing open-air boat stor-
age racks, replacing the structure with a 34-foot-high,
long, the other 135-feet long, into
Anna Maria Sound; demolish an exist-
ing house; construct a duplex; relocate
boat work stations; and do overall re-
modeling of the marina.
Although the planning and zoning
board did not consider the request for
vacation of 100 feet of Bay Drive
South and a small length of Church
Street, those proposals will be ad-
dressed by the city council.
Planning board members who voted
in favor of the marina remodeling were
Chairman Bob Dale, Dan Goodchild, Ed Mihm and
Pete Milazzo. Opposing marina plans were Walter
Grace, Vera Nichols and Marvin Zerkel.
A score of residents spoke in regard to Bazzy's
plans for the marina at last week's meeting.
"I am strongly opposed to this project," neighbor
and attorney Richard Carter said. "What you see is
hardly commercial, it is heavy industrial use. This is a
residential area, and this proposal is totally out of char-
acter for the neighborhood."
Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce President
Mary Sipe Brockman read a letter in support of the
project, citing economic enhancement for Bradenton
Beach and the Island if the project were approved.
"I am totally opposed to the vacation and rezoning
of the property," resident Mickey Banyas said.
Allan Hunter of Bradenton supported the project.
"We need more dock space in the area," he said in a
letter read into the record.
S"This type of spot zoning will destroy that end of
the city," resident Mike Norman said. "Spot zoning is
wrong. If you don't listen to the people in the audience,
you're not doing'your job."
Bridgeport condominium resident Tom Hoey said,
"I have a credibility problem with Allan Bazzy," and
read from a 1991 letter from Bazzy to Mayor Katie
Pierola regarding the stop-work order issued on con-
struction of the boat storage racks:
"If you red tag [halt construction], I will sue the
City of Bradenton Beach for breach of contract. You
red tag, I sue. This is not a threat, it is a promise."
Clem Dryden, a business owner and chairman of
the Community Redevelopment Agency, said "I hope
to see a compromise to tie Bazzy down. Don't give the
property away, but let the marina project be designed
in a mode to have everybody happy."
Lee Myczkowski, manager of the Pines Trailer Park,
requested the board postpone action on the marina issue.
"Postpone your vote until at least January to let the other
property owners in the neighborhood be here. We're down
to about a 15 percent population," he said.
Anna Maria City
7/26, 7:30 p.m., regular city
7/27, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
7/27, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning
7/28, 10 a.m., Budget Committee
7/21, 1 p.m., regular city council meeting
7/25, 7 p.m., Code Enforcement Board
7/21, 7:30 p.m., city council work session
7/25, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning
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jij PAGE 4 M JULY 21, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Renegade property owner defies court order
Dan Wiersema may be heading back to jail for not
removing rubble from around his Holmes Beach resi-
dence in defiance of a court order.
It would be the second time Wiersema has been
jailed for his rock-strewn yard if action is not taken by
the Aug. 1 court date.
Wiersema was released from jail April 8 on con-
ditions approved by the court that he remove illegal fill,
rock rubble and debris on his property at 3220 Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach. He was also ordered to apply
for proper permitting for illegally built decks.
Wiersema was jailed on contempt of court charges in
February when Circuit Judge Scott Brownell determined
Wiersema had ignored several orders to cleanup his prop-
erty. He was ordered to comply within 60 days of his re-
lease, according to terms of a negotiated court order.
Wiersema continues to defy the outlined course of
action and apparently has done the opposite.
State inspectors who visited the site report no attempt
at removal. There has been an addition of shell fill placed
around the deck areas of the Gulf front house, apparently
placed there after the release in defiance of the order.
Had Wiersema made a good faith effort to remove
the rubble, Judge Brownell could have extended the
time limit provided in terms of the settlement. Instead,
Wiersema sent paperwork to the state asking for an
after-the-fact permit for the decks without demonstrat-
ing proper permitting from the City of Holmes Beach,
and requested permits to place additional rubble on the
property, all of which is seaward of the coastal con-
struction control line.
Brett McIntosh, Island resident and an attorney
representing Wiersema, filed a motion to withdraw
from Wiersema's case. The matter will be heard by
Brownell on Aug. 1. His request for withdrawal cites
ethical rules which require he take certain steps to rep-
resent his client and meet professional obligations.
McIntosh claims he has not been able do so in the case
Legal counsel for the Department of Environmental
Protection, Dana Wiehle, is expected to file a motion of
criminal contempt at that time if Judge Brownell does not
file the contempt charge himself, which he can legally do
at this point. Additional charges could be filed by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
It's summertime and
the living is easy
Joe Hutchinson, 10 months old, knows what he likes
to do this time of the year: eat lots and lots of those
beautiful red, vine-ripened tomatoes. "He can't
seem to get enough and he isn't showing any signs
of getting tired of them," says daddy, Joe.
Anna Maria promises to hold line on tax millage
By Mark Ratliff .
Although a bigger budget than last year's $859,900
is being discussed, Anna Maria city government is
promising to hold the line on ad valorem tax millage,
keeping the rate property owners have enjoyed for the
the past six years. Helping the city do more without
increasing the tax rate is the windfall of a projected
$133,697 in revenue sharing from Manatee County.
The money is part of the new one-cent sales tax for
The Anna Maria City Commission and municipal
department heads last week agreed that it would not be
wise to assume the city will actually end up getting that
much money. They decided to count on a lower figure.
"We're working with guesstimates, so we might want
to project something under that figure," Mayor Ray
Simches said, emphasizing that all numbers discussed dur-
ing the meeting were highly preliminary and not etched
in stone. "My approach is to be conservative."
The budget committee agreed $120,000 was an
amount the city could reasonably expect to see in fis-
cal year 1994/95. With other shared revenues the
county's contribution to Anna Maria was projected to
Due to a small increase in the taxable value of
property within the city, the current 1.4100 millage rate
will produce $266,959 in ad valorem tax revenue -
just under $5,000 more than the current budget. A mill
is equal to one dollar of taxes on each $1,000 worth of
taxable value, so a home valued at $100,000 would be
taxed at $141.
Simches said he is not in favor of raising the mill-
age rate because of promises made earlier in the year.
"When we advocated the cities keeping their share of
sales taxes (imposed by the county), we made a strong
point this would keep the millage down," Simches said.
For the most part, the budget committee agreed, al-
though it was noted that, from a psychological view-
point, it might be wise to raise the millage a little ev-
ery year rather than to hit taxpayers with a major
change all at once somewhere down the road.
"The assessed value of property has gone up each
year, so taxes did go up," Simches countered the argu-
ment. "If we need to raise the millage we can look at
it next year."
As the committee went through four hours of de-
liberations, it decided that many revenue and expense
line items for fiscal year 1994/95 would stay with just
about the same numbers. There were some significant
On the revenue side, only $18,500 is expected to
be received on the Lake LaVista grant, down from the
current budget's $45,000. Transfer revenue from the
city's reserve is also expected to drop from $156, 687
to $120,000. All told, the city's income is projected to
be $911,416, including $105,100 in franchise fees
(money paid to the city by various utilities for the right
to do business), $40,300 in license and permit fees,
$130,549 in state revenue sharing, $21,300 in court
fines, $28,000 in interest earned on the city's cash re-
serve fund and $26,500 in rent received on the city pier.
This means the budget committee has some work
to do over the next few months, for projected expendi-
tures after the first meeting were $953,984. State law
requires municipal governments to have balanced bud-
gets, so Anna Maria must find some way to pare
$42,468 from the spending side of the worksheet.
City officials seemed to be confident this could be
done, since there were a number of high-ticket items in
the expenditure columns that could be reduced.
A couple of the most significant changes in pro-
jected city spending were for drainage and a new com-
puter system for the public works department.
Based on recent recommendations by Swiftmud,
the committee put $100,000 in the first draft of the bud-
get for drainage projects, while Public Works Director
Don Tarantola asked for $25,000 for a computer to
modernize record keeping in his office.
Almost all city employees'salaries were projected
to increase by four percent this year, with the exception
of the public works director who will have his pay cut
from $30,000 to $28,000 a year.
A new position, code compliance officer, was cre-
ated and will be paid $12,000 a year.
Although the idea of raising the salaries of the
mayor and city commissioners was discussed, these
elected officials will get no increase in their paychecks
for at least another year.
Expenditures for city construction and maintenance
projects are expected to take some considerable leaps
this coming fiscal year, with $45,000 slated for streets
and roads, $28,000 for sidewalks and $40,000 for tree
maintenance. These figures are up from $8,000 for
streets, and $15,000 and $8,000 (respectively) for side-
walks and trees.
Another $20,000 is in the draft budget for new
equipment, including office items, a foliage shredder,
a used truck, walkie talkies and new microphones for
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, which
received a donation of $10,000 in the current budget
will be a little more plush next year with a check for
$12,000 being cut.
It is unlikely that many of these figures will remain
in the final budget, city officials say.
The next committee meeting will be at Anna Maria
City Hall, July 28 at 10 am.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I JULY 21, 1994 U PAGE 5 iND
Changes in land-use definitions create rift
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission will be
the next sounding board for a controversial ordinance
designed to establish that the density of hotel/motel
units is 10 per acre in the city's A-1 district.
The controversy came in the attorney's separation
of the definitions of hotel/motel and dwelling unit.
The specific problem was with a sentence at the end of
the definitions of hotel and motel which read, "For the
purposes of this ordinance, a Hotel (Motel) shall not
include a dwelling unit which is rented for one month
or more nor shall the term Hotel (Motel) include Re-
sort Housing as defined therein."
Councilman Luke Courtney asked city attorney
Patricia Petruff, "Are we saying that a hotel (motel)
can't rent for more than 30 days?"
Petruff replied, "No. I'm trying to make a distinc-
tion between dwelling units that are rented seasonally
that may be defined by the state as some type of pub-
Guest minister to
The Rev. Dr. James C. Taylor will be the guest
preacher at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, Sunday, July 24, at both the 8 and
10:30 a.m. services.
Pastor Taylor, a chaplain and lieutenant colonel in
the U.S. Army, is a charter member of Gloria Dei. Tay-
lor and his parents, Ruth and Don Taylor, joined Gloria
Dei while the congregation was still worshipping in
Annie Silver Community Center, Bradenton Beach, as
a new mission congregation.
Taylor was confirmed by Pastor Frank Lyerly in
1959. He attended Newberry College and received his
master of divinity and master of sacred theology,
degress from the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Co-
lumbia, S.C. He was ordained in 1969 at the Florida
Synod Convention in Miami.
Taylor served as pastor of Mount Tabor Lutheran
Church in Little Mountain, S.C., from 1969-77 when
he entered the army as a chaplain.
In 1985, he received his doctorate in theology from
the American Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., in
Pastoral Care and Counseling.
lic lodging establishment. I want'to make sure that
we're very clear that we recognize those as a seasonal
rental. It seems that 30 days has been chosen by pre-
vious councils as somewhat of a distinction between
resort housing and what council had deemed to be an
acceptable practice in the residential districts."
Courtney felt the sentence should be eliminated
from the definition. Council Chairman MaryEllen.
Courtney noted, "There are a tremendous amount
of properties on this Island that are rented for less than
"Well, they need to play by the rules," responded
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore.
"The rules are there is no 30-day limit," said
Petruff said the only 30-day limit is in the R1AA
district (Key Royale) and in the RlA and R2 districts
there is a prohibition against the conduct of a business.
Realtor T. Dolly Young said it was her understand-
By Mark Ratliff
Sometimes justice is very swift, and for two
thirsty burglars the crime had barely been commit-
ted when the long arm of the law nabbed them.
Matthew Buley, 19, and William Umberger, 22,
both of Sarasota, were arrested early Friday and
charged with burglary after they allegedly stole sev-
eral cases of beer from a storage shed at D. Coy
Ducks Bar and Grille in Holmes Beach. The two
men were arrested in Anna Maria by Holmes Beach
Officer Rick Pentecost.
According to Pentecost's report, he was called to
the popular Holmes Beach night spot at 2:25 a.m by
owner Steve Lardas. Lardas had discovered that a
hasp and padlock on a storage shed had been cut off.
A quick inventory showed that nine-and-a-half cases
of beer, valued at $150, were missing.
"Shortly after taking this report, I followed a
tan Volkswagen van north on Marina Drive from
the 5400 block," Pentecost's report states, noting
the van was traveling at 40 mph in a 20 mph zone.
"I stopped the vehicle at Chilson Avenue and Gulf
ing that an R2 property cannot be rented for less than
Petruff replied, "That determination was trying to
strike a balance in terms of the difference between the
conduct of a business and what everybody expected in
this community for seasonal type rentals."
A hotel has no limitations on what length of time
it can rent, said Petruff, but if a dwelling unit is rented
for one month or more, it will not be considered as a
hotel or motel.
Planning Commission Chairman Gabe Simches
asked, "Am I to assume that if this definition goes now
in any of our residential districts, not presently covered
by overlays or special legislation, there would exist a
30-day or more limitation on rentals?"
Petruff said that is true.
"Send it to the planning commission," said
Whitmore. "I'm sick of people renting homes as a busi-
nesses when we're telling hoteliers they can't increase
Drive in Anna Maria."
Pentecost says when he approached the van he
noticed several cases of beer in the back.
"I got the driver, Matthew Buley, out and read
him Miranda (constitutional rights)," Pentecost's
report continues. "He admitted taking the beer."
Pentecost says that Buley told him that he and
Umberger used a hacksaw to cut off a padlock on
a storage shed behind a business and took the beer.
The report goes on to say that Umberger denied
taking the beer, "stating he knew nothing."
Pentecost was unable to locate the hacksaw in
the van. Buley said he thought Umberger had
thrown it out.
Sgt. Dale Stephenson told The Islander Bystander
this arrest demonstrates the value of having a stable
force of officers familiar with the area and its residents,
for Pentecost was able to quickly realize the van did
not belong to a local resident and was someplace it
probably shouldn't be at that time of the morning.
"I was pleased they were able to catch them so
promptly," Lardas said.
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Turtle time, Islanders
"Over and over again, turtle watchers wonder if all
their sleepless nights, all their bug-bitten evenings of
digging up nests and moving eggs have done the slight-
est bit of good ... but who knows? Perhaps in a hun-
dred years, scientists will look back to these people and
say they were instrumental in saving the loggerhead
population from imminent extinction. There could be
no better reward."
From Time of the Turtle, by Jack Rudloe
Islanders bid a fond farewell to one of the most
scarce of visitors last week. The first of the baby log-
gerhead turtles were hatched and swam off into the
dark Gulf of Mexico waters last Thursday, as about 200
residents cheered the little critters on their journey.
Female loggerhead turtles only set foot on land to lay
their eggs. The males never return to shore, spending their
100 plus years completely in the water. Some Island wags
suggest that may be the best type of tourist to have for
Anna Maria: visit once, then never come back.
Turtles are one of the rarities of our Island, a threat-
ened species protected by federal laws. Throughout the
summer, the turtle "crawls" appear on the beach, lead-
ing turtle protectors to the nest of ping-pong-size eggs.
The crawls also lead predators to the nests, with rac-
coons being one of the biggest threats. Once hatched, the
tiny turtles are prey to about everything that flies, swims
or floats over, in or on the water. Only one out of 100
turtles about one per nest will ever reach maturity.
People like Chuck Shumard hope to better those
odds. By protecting the nests and educating people of
the dangers turtles face, Shumard and friends involved
in Island Turtle Watch are able to increase the numbers
of tiny turtles and, it is hoped, bring the species back
from the threat of extinction.
The turtle protection task is an unpaid job, and any
reward as Rudloe said may take hundreds of
years to be received. But what a reward it is.
There are things you can do to help the turtles.
Turn out your lights if you are a beachfront resident.
After laying their eggs, mother turtles head back to the
glisten of starlight and the reflection of the moon on the
water. The hatchlings also head toward the brightest
source of light, and every year we hear tragic tales of
disoriented loggerhead turtles, run over by cars or help-
lessly lost on shore.
It could be that turtles have been returning to Anna
Maria Island beaches for thousands of years.
As beachfront land is taken up with houses, con-
dominiums, seawalls and businesses, the pristine, dark-
ened solitude that sea turtles have required since dino-
saurs roamed the earth is lost forever.
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It appears DEP will permit bridge
On July 13, Florida Department of Transportation
(FDOT) met again with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection for approval of a permit to
begin construction of its proposed 65-foot high bridge
to Anna Maria Island.
It appears that the permit will be granted.
Is there anything left that we can do to stop this
monstrous plan that threatens to destroy life as we
know it on Anna Maria Island?
Because of improper notification and advertising
of previous public hearings, SAM's attorney agreed to
see that we get another public hearing which we finally
got last Oct. 26 and 27.
The legality of that two-day hearing is still in ques-
tion. In addition, because of direct defiance to factual
safety and environmental issues on the part of FDOT,
our best and last resort has been through legal channels
in the form of administrative hearings.
SAM's attorney has gone far beyond his original
agreement and continues to work actively to get our
concerns heard in court. However, this costs money!
We need more funds in order to carry on this pursuit.
If this issue is important to you, please take the time
now to send SAM a donation whatever you can afford.
We have to have help in this fight against an unsafe struc-
ture and unmanaged growth on our paradise Island.
Make checks payable to Claflin Garst, Jr., Trust
Fund for SAM, and mail in care of Bunny Garst, P.O.
Box 2115, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
If you have any questions call Bunny at 778-7702.
Melody Kramer, president of SAM, Anna Maria
Not demand respect, only earn it
I have observed a gradual change of environment and
attitude in the community and believe whole heartedly that
is exactly what Bradenton Beach deserves.
I don't see a "honky tonk" but sadly enough, a
wonderfully tragic little town where tales of woe and
heartache seem to lurk in the bodies and minds of all I
have come in contact with. But walking hand-in-hand
with the tragedy is strength.
Here is a community of people who feed off the
beauty of their surroundings and can always manage a
smile of optimism and hope to those who have none.
This is the heart and soul of Bradenton Beach.
As an artist, I see this tragedy as a virtual breeding
ground for self-understanding and awareness along with
innate creativity. Sensing a need for a place to generate
just that, I chose Bridge Street to make my own dreams
come true and hopefully help others to realize theirs. My
way of doing so is a basic concept, giving everyone a
peaceful place to meet for companionship and to exchange
ideas and information over a simple cup of coffee.
All of Anna Maria Island should look to Bradenton
Beach as a ray of hope in a world sometimes offering no
prospect of change for the better. Evidence of this can
easily be seen in the enormous efforts of the Community
Redevelopment Agency and the newborn businesses
breathing new life into an almost stagnating community.
So my friends, when the words "Bradenton Beach"
cross your lips, nothing but respect should come to mind.
Sherri Adriano, Bradenton Beach
Why bother to go to the meeting?
We had a mayor eight years ago who stayed in of-
fice too long. He was once a good public servant, but
somewhere along the way, he became "the boss of
Bradenton Beach." He could not believe it when the
voters rose up against him and new people were picked
to serve on the city council. He resigned.
Last week at the Planning and Zoning meeting I ob-
served the same arrogant conduct from some members of
the board who have forgotten whom to serve. For their
own reasons they wanted to approve the marina project in
the five-hour session which lasted until midnight and not
continue to another night. They would not allow any pub-
lic input until late (with a three-minute limit per speaker).
'Many could not stay after 9:30 p.m. and left in anger.
Some of the board members kept their backs to the podium
and did not have the courtesy to face the speakers.
Why go to a meeting if your opinions are not wel-
comed and the outcome appears predetermined?
The people lost out again to big money. Our own
city planner is on the marina payroll.
I think that if the city council approves this project you
will see a lot more "for sale" signs go up on this end of
"Old Town-Bridge Street" and some brand new public
servants who will defend our "open space" way of life.
Leroy Arnold. Bradenton Beach
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 3, The Homesteaders
by June Alder
Waiting at the water's edge with his
daughters at his side, George Bean
strained to see up the bay. It was late
afternoon on an October day in 1893. He
was worried his sons may have left
Tampa too late to get to the Key before
All his life George had dreamed of
a place like Anna Maria.
Tales told by his seafaring father
and uncles of romantic desert islands
had early fired his imagination. As a
young sailor he had seen for himself
many a lovely isle. But his dream really
took shape on a voyage in 1865 with
three of his Union army comrades.
They sailed slowly around the
Florida peninsula, fishing, swimming
and lazing the days away. One golden
dusk they cast anchor in a cove on the
north shore of Anna Maria Key and fell
asleep with the gleam of a lighthouse
across the pass to keep them company
through the night. George knew he had
found his island.
"Some day I'll build me a house
right on this spot and live here the rest
of my days," he declared to his friends.
George was 26 years old. He had a
wife, Abbie, and two children back
home. For their sake, he set aside his
dream for the next 20 years.
Moving from Maine to Rhode Is-
land to Connecticut, he supported the
family farming, fishing and building
houses and barns. He also dabbled in the
apothecary's arts, read theology and
philosophy, wrote poetry and declaimed
at Chatauqua meetings on a variety of
subjects, most particularly the evils of
But as the years passed, George
never stopped yearning after his island.
Finally, after the birth of her seventh
child in 1881, when the doctor insisted
she needed a milder climate, Abbie gave
in. By steamer, train and ox cart the fam-
ily of nine traveled to Cedar Keys,
thence by steamer again down the Gulf
to Tampa, a drowsy place of 300 souls.
That's as far as Abbie would go.
But the little town was on the verge
of a boom with the coming of H.B.
Plant's railroad. George had no trouble
making a living.
Then his world fell apart. Yellow
fever struck Tampa and everyone fled
except the poor and infirm. George
packed the children off to Anna Maria
Key. But Abbie, against his wishes,
insisted on staying behind "for a time"
to nurse her neighbors.
Abbie never reached the island.
She died on Thanksgiving Day 1887 at
the age of 46 and was one of the 100
fever victims buried in a mass grave at
Oaklawn Cemetery (her tombstone is
George was inconsolable. He felt
the Lord was punishing him for nag-
ging at Abbie about Anna Maria all
those years. He left Tampa for a time,
finally returning at the pleas of 10-
year-old Mary ("Mamie" he always
called her). She eagerly promised to
keep house for him and look after her
three young brothers and sister And so
she had for the past six years, with
never a complaint.
George looked down at her stand-
ing beside him. A bit of a thing, but
looking so grown-up with her hair
pinned up. She put him in mind of
Abbie when he had first met her. And
so like Abbie temperamentally. Why,
besides her work at the Methodist
church, Mamie had been going among
the poor just like her mother, assisting
the new Salvation Army man who had
come to Tampa in the spring. A fine
fellow, George thought.
Suddenly Edith, a chubby blond
12-year-old, began jumping up and
down, squealing, "They're coming,
Sure enough, the schooner came
into sight, loaded with lumber. Soon
the girls' four brothers were heaving
the yellow pine logs into the water for
a mule-driver to haul up to high
"This is a wonderful day, isn't it,
Mamie!" George exclaimed.
"Yes, Papa," Mamie replied duti-
fully. But there was a wistful note in
Next: Mamie has her
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Bradenton Beach Building Official
The field of 50 applicants for the position of
Bradenton Beach Building Official has narrowed to
City council members agreed last Thursday to
"short list" the candidates to include:
Thomas A. Alexsy, Sarasota;
Malcolm Green, Myakka City;
David H. Jones, Tampa;
G.J. "Whitey" Moran, Sanford.
Mayor Katie Pierola said she hoped to hire some-
one to fill the position in August.
All four of the applicants are state certified build-
Alexsy lists his qualifications as including: former
Sarasota code inspector; a state-certified property ap-
praiser; former Venice building and zoning official;
former Manatee County plans examiner and code en-
forcement officer; and commercial real estate broker
and general contractor. He is qualified as a building
official, building inspector, coastal construction in-
spector, rehabilitation and preservation inspector and
Green lists his qualifications as including being
the current chief building inspector for Desoto
County; former president of Green Construction of
Sarasota; formerly employed by Orth and Associates
of Sarasota; former project manager for Arvida;
former project manager for Ramar Group Construc-
tors; former president of First Bell Construction Co.
of Sarasota; former president of Cavalier Construction
Co. of Sarasota; former project manager for Deltona
Corp. of Sarasota; former project manager for Dingwell
Construction Co. of Sarasota; and former project man-
ager for Intercoastal Realty, Ltd. of Freeport, Grand
Bahamas. Green is certified as an inspector for build-
ing, mechanical, plumbing, residential electrical, com-
mercial electrical, structural masonry, commercial
combination, code enforcement and administrative.
Jones lists his qualifications to include construction
manager for Hillsborough County; former director of
Hillsborough County Building Department; former
chief building inspector for Hillsborough County;
former supervisor for Borrell-Bigby Electric Co. of
Tampa; former supervisor of maintenance crafts for
Cleveland; former general foreman for Laidman Co. of
Cleveland; former foreman and general contractor for
Lake Erie Electric Co., Lorain, OH; former project
manager for London Road Construction Co, Cleveland;
and former superintendent for Forrest Electric Co.,
New York. His professional background includes state
certification as building official.
Moran lists his qualifications as including former
Winter Springs building official; former building direc-
tor for Tarpon Springs; former chief building inspec-
tor for Altamonte Springs; and 25 years construction
experience. He is state certified as a building official,
code analyst, mechanical code analyst, fire code ana-
lyst, plumbing codes analyst, fire inspector, plans ex-
aminer, plumbing plans examiner and mechanical
Bradenton Beach residents set to
take shot at beach restrictions
By Mark Ratliff
Beach restrictions that were put in place 20 years
ago on Cortez Beach may soon apply to all of
Bradenton Beach's sandy shoreline. Though not ev-
eryone agrees it's such a good idea, at least one city
councilman says the proposed action is merely a re-
sponse to what his constituency wants.
"It (the original Ordinance 141) was specifically
designed to allow and protect the constitutional rights of
the public using the beach during the daytime, and the
constitutional guarantees of the citizens who were pay-
ing the taxes 50 feet across the street at night," Council-
man Jim Kissick, author of the ordinance, said.
Kissick further explained that originally the ordi-
nance allowed the public use of the beaches until mid-
night until that was found to be impractical and the
curfew was set at 10 p.m.
"This ordinance has existed for 20 years without
challenge or problems as a matter of fact, it's
served quite well."
The reason the ordinance has come to light re-
cently is that the renourished beaches caused questions
to be raised concerning who owns the new sand,
Kissick says. After a year-and-a half of debate, he says
the matter has been settled it belongs to the state.
."It was recognized early on that we have very
little, or at least challengeable, authority over that new
sand," Kissick said at a special council work session
July 12. "The state has looked to the city to establish
some sort of jurisdictional control."
Kissick explained that the options the city had was
to either extend its own Ordinance 141 to include the
new public lands, or adopt a variant of the county's
beaches and parks ordinance. Kissick said he believed
the most logical approach was to extend the old ordi-
nance to include jurisdiction over the beach that runs
from the erosion control line to the Gulf.
"In some places that's 300 feet from the high wa-
ter mark, and all of that 300 feet is public beach. Re-
leases were signed for all of it before it was put in."
Kissick said that it was the responsibility of the
council to adapt the two-decades-old ordinance to in-
clude all the city's public beaches, and noted that the
state had looked at the ordinance and felt it was a
"common sense" approach to regulating beach activi-
ties from the viewpoint of tourists and nearby
Among other things, the amended ordinance
would regulate everything from prohibiting the dump-
ing of fish entrails into the water to making it illegal to
drink alcohol on the beach to imposing a curfew on
those who want to take a late-night stroll along the
"So anyone walking the public beach after 10 p.m.
could be arrested?" Councilman Herb Dolan inquired.
"That's the key, when you say 'could be,' "Kissick
responded. "But if you want to write another sentence
into the ordinance that says people can walk north of
4th Street South, that's up to you." Kissick said the
original proscription against people on the beach after
10 p.m. was to ensure that residents living near the
public beaches would not be disturbed by noise.
Gil Pierola, Jr., one of the proprietors of the
Catalina Beach Resort, took strong exception to some
of the proposed restrictions noting they might make
sense in Kissick's ward where there was more public
traffic, but not in the Catalina's neighborhood where
the beaches are used more by residents and hotel
"I think most of us understand where a lot of your
concerns come from because you live in the south end of
the city," Pierola said. "The south end of the city is basi-
cally public, owned by the county and within the enforce-
ment jurisdiction of the City of Bradenton Beach. On
major holidays you have literally tens of thousands of
people who come to those beaches every day."
But things are different in Pierola's neck of the
woods, Pierola says, and the proposed restrictions
aren't needed or wanted.
"In the north part of the city, especially where the
hotels and condominiums are, we don't have hundreds
of people on our beach," Pierola said. Pierola took par-
ticular exception to the possibility of prohibiting people
from drinking on the beach, since many of his guests
like to have a glass of wine or a bottle of beer while
enjoying the sunset. He said drunken troublemakers
should be dealt with individually rather than penaliz-
"If there was a way you could write this ordinance
to say if a person consuming alcohol was found to be
drunk, disorderly and intoxicated they would be sub-
ject to arrest, I could live with it," Pierola said. "We
don't experience any of the problems you do down in
the south end it's a different world. I think it's un-
fair, and I think you're going to have more problems
with that part of the law on those beaches to the north
than you're going to do any good."
The first of two public hearings on the proposed
ordinance will be held at City Hall on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.
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Vacation Bible School will be held at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, Monday
through Friday, July 25 through 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Children ages 3 years through 6th grade are
welcome to join in an adventure on the Trail of Treasures. Saddling up for the trail are Pat Higenbotham,
(back row, left to right) promotions; Marilyn McCook, coordinator; Jan Barnhart, teacher with young cow
pokes. The trail ends with the Family Night Service on Sunday, July 31, at 7p.m. Transportation is avail-
able. For more. information call 778-0719.
Winners of the weekly horseshoe competition were
Gene Snedeker and Pat McGrath.
Runners-up were Jack Kruger and Herb Ditzel.
The games are held every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall, and all are welcome to participate.
Red Cross appeals for
flood victims' aid
The Manatee Chapter of the American Red Cross
has launched an emergency disaster fund appeal to help
the victims of flooding in Florida, Georgia and Ala-
bama. The disaster has devastated the lives of more
than 8,200 families, leaving many homeless, others
without food, clothing and other bare essentials.
As of noon, July 11, more than 48,000 meals have
been served, 59 shelters are currently open, with more
than 4,150 sheltered people and 15 service centers are
Currently 70 Red Cross Emergency Response Ve-
hicles (including one from Manatee County) are on site
and another 20 are enroute. The emergency trucks are
used for distributing food and emergency supplies.
There are 1,016 trained Red Cross relief workers
assisting victims, including six from Manatee County.
You can help the victims of this and other disasters
by making a contribution to the American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund, 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton, FL
34209 or by calling 1-800-842-2200.
Kids can register for
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, will hold Vacation Bible School
beginning Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 5,
from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no fee and the school is
for kids ages 4 through 6th grade. A picnic will follow
the Friday session.
Pre-registration is encouraged. For more informa-
tion or to register call 778-0414.
Island support group
A support group for the visually impaired and le-
gally blind people is currently being formed on Anna
Maria Island. If interested or for further information
call Doris Hunter at 778-3391.
Shell craft displayed at
The Island branch Library will sponsor a display
of shell craft by Jean Masters of Bradenton during the
month of August.
A retired social worker, Masters and her husband
moved to Bradenton from Rochester, N.Y., in 1967.
Masters became so intrigued by shell craft after read-
ing about it at the Branch Library that she purchased
the book and began to pursue the craft following her
husband's death in 1987. Florida's beaches and shell
shops have kept her supplied with materials to make
21 varieties of shell flowers. Masters does not sell her
work but gives the items as gifts to friends or as do-
nations to charity fund raisers.
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to
9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Baseball Card Club to
The Island Community Baseball Card Club will
hold a Sports Card Show on Saturday, July 23, from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 514 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Guest speaker is Ken Trent who will bring a Babe
Ruth autographed baseball, bat and picture plus a
Nolan Ryan Rookie card.
Kids of all ages are welcome to either trade cards
or learn about the hobby. All traders dressed in the
colors of their favorite team are eligible to enter the
costume contest with a cash prize for first place.
Concerned Island Parents and sponsors Dominos
Pizza, Anna Maria IGA, L&K Sports Card, the Sand-
bar restaurant, Roser Memorial Community Church
and Wayne's Dugout support the newly formed Is-
To reserve a free table or for more information
Art League is looking
The Anna Maria Island Art League is putting to-
gether the fall class schedule for art classes to be held
at the League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. If
you or someone you know is qualified and interested
in teaching an art class for the fall, winter or spring
season, call the League at 778-2099 and leave a mes-
sage or call Ginie Smith at 778-1863.
1994 1995 Season
A Flea In Her Ear July 31, 7:30 PM
Murder Among Friends Oct. 16,7:30 PM
And The World Goes 'Round
(Musical) Dec. 4, 7:30 PM
Other People's Money Jan. 22, 7:30 PM
The Cemetary Club Mar. 19, 7:30 PM
Scripts are available for perusing in the Island Library
The Island Players/Corner of Gulf Drive & Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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The race is on as the baby turtles make tracks for the Gulf Except for the females, who may beat the one-in-a-thousand odds and survive to return to this very beach
years in the future to lay their eggs, this is the last time the turtles will touch dry land in their more-than-100-year life span.
Tartle season crawls off to a good start
with release of 117 hatchlings
More than 200 people turned up on the
beach off the Gulf end of Willow Avenue in
Anna Maria to watch as the first batch of baby
loggerhead sea turtles was released to the open
water July 14.
The first nest to complete incubation con-
tained 123 eggs, of which a remarkable 117
produced live turtles.
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Frank Alameda and Graciela Alvarez give a helping hand to some of the stragglers as the crowd cheers the
tiny reptiles on.
Beth, meet the turtle...turtle, Beth. Five-year-old Beth Bystrom of Norman,
Oklahoma is introduced to a just-hatched loggerhead by John DeFazio.
Graciela Alvarez, a visitor from Gijon, Spain, shows off the main attractions,
then with the help of Almeda she gently turns them out onto the sand.
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King salmon pas de deux
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By David Futch
Goodnews Bay used to be called Mumtram,
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also according to Charlie.
Charlie hunts moose and caribou with an AK-47.
"Easy to hit from 300 yards away," Charlie said.
Charlie is a quiet man and I'm sure still curious
about the white man and his ways.
He has long black hair, graying on the sides. He
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Tonight we go fishing at nine. Charlie, Fred
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a 10-foot deep hole called "Skeptic."
On my first cast with a fluorescent orange magnum
wiggle wart with one hook, a king salmon bites but I
I let line out again and a king jumps all over it,
pulling like a tarpon when it sucks down a crab and
makes his initial run.
I'm using 60-pound test line and Charlie and Fred
laugh at me, them using 17-pound test.
They accused me of cheating.
After five minutes, my king jumps. Charlie figures
30 pounds. It ended up 32 pounds.
Took 10 minutes to bring in.
About five minutes after I land mine, Fred hooks
monster, fighting it for 30 minutes.
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My fish was silver on sides while Fred's was start- Baryshnikov dance of death.
ing to turn red as they will when they are spawning. As Charlie prepares to gaff the fish, he flips off
At least a dozen times Fred has brought the fish CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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The power of a king
slamon easily matches
the pull of a tarpon,
perhaps even greater
at the stern.
Fred said, "I didn't want to keep him anyway," as
anglers will say when they miss the kill.
The power of a king salmon easily matches the pull
of a tarpon, perhaps even greater. His/her tail is like a
large fan that creates a wake when rising to the surface.
Next time fishing with my fluorescent orange mag-
num wiggle wart, I caught a 25-pounder and 35-
pounder in less than an hour.
The first guests of the summer went fishing at 1
p.m. today. When the four boats returned at 5 p.m.,
each angler had caught 20 or 30 king salmon each.
They ranged from 10 to 45 pounds each.
This may be the best salmon river in the world.
For the next two days, they catch 60 to 70 kings
each, per day. All are released until the campers last
day when he keeps two to three fish to take home.
Most fishermen who come to Alaska hope to catch
two or three per day. By comparison, it would be like
catching 30 tarpon in one day.
David Futch is an Islander reporter and Boca Grande
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By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Summer traditionally is off-season for the theater,
but I know the Chapel Players are busy rehearsing for
"Belles on Their Toes," the sequel to "Cheaper By the
Dozen" which runs from Friday, Aug. 19, through
Sunday, Aug. 28, at Roser Memorial Community
Church in Anna Maria. The cast consists of nearly 30
local actors and actresses many are Island kids (the
"dozen" refers to the number of children in both plays).
Speaking of theater, in the summer edition of
Sarasota magazine, editor Kay Kipling rates the year's
best and the Island Players are included among the
noted, specifically for the sets of "Bus Stop" and "Little
Shop of Horrors," and for one of the best musicals of
the season, "Little Shop of Horrors." Kipling says,
"Special kudos to Mary Ann Amato for her sets ... at
Island Players. Talk about dingy realism on a
minimalist budget; Amato has mastered the genre."
The Third Annual O'Connor Bowling Challenge is
set for Saturday, July 23, at Galaxy Lanes in
Bradenton. Proceeds go to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center's "Wish List" which includes recre-
ational equipment soccer balls, bats, tennis racquets
and game balls; a facsimile machine; and new furniture
for the teen counseling room.
Last year twin brothers George and Billy
O'Connor raised $1,500 for AMICC. This year they
hope to raise at least $2,000. Register at The Islander
Bystander office or call George at 778-4812, or Billy
The Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach will host its
first summer "Guest Chef Dinner" on Sunday, July 31,
with Chef Jeffrey Holmes of Michael's on East.
Holmes will prepare a six-course meal with matching
wines, says Bistro owner Sean Murphy. This is the first
in a series of guest chef dinners planned for our sum-
Anchor Inn's manager Bobbie Tingler and Darla
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Every Sunday the new band Blindside will be
performing for Turtles' weekly Beach Bash. As long as
we can keep them coming back, we will, says Gina
Gentiloumo, manager of Turtles Bar & Grill. Former
DTs' members Roger Syx (bass player and vocalist)
and Terry Harris (guitarist and lead vocals) have
formed the new five-piece band with Vandergriff &
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is as good as no, better than the DTs.
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Have you noticed the Sign of the Mermaid is for
sale? If Ed and Andrea Spring are selling the restaurant
does it mean the Sign of the Mermaid Deli in Holmes
Beach is finally ready to open?
Cortez artist Linda Molto has an exhibit of prints
displayed at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. The center plans to feature local artists in ever-
changing exhibits in the lobby. You never know when
and where kids will get their inspiration. Great idea.
It's Christmas in July this week at Manatee West
Shopping Center in Bradenton. While the phrase an-
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image of Trader Jack's restaurant and its big Christ-
mas-in-July party. Anybody been around long enough
to remember that traditional island celebration? Got
any pictures? Let us know, please.
New owners Nick Bonfrere and Vince Giufrey of
the used-to-be Shenkel's on Longboat Key have
planned a re-opening of the restaurant in September
with a new name. Bonfrere and Giufrey are also part-
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William C. Redding Jr.
William C. Redding Jr., 84, of Bradenton died July
11 in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
There will be no visitation or service. Manasota
Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Worchester, Mass., Mr. Redding came to
Manatee County from Gratersford, Pa., 21 years ago.
He was a water treatment products salesman. He was
a member of Village Green and Key Royale golf clubs.
He was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy dur-
ing World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Mary D., and a brother,
Charles of Fresno, Calif.
Margaret J. Weitzel
Margaret J. Weitzel,
82, of Holmes Beach died
A memorial service
will be held on Thursday,
July 21, at 11 a.m. at the
Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation. There will be
no visitation. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home is in charge
Margaret Weitzel Ms. Weitzel was born
Some folks won't live here and give us
That they would only live in a place
that has four seasons.
Now, we have four seasons, too, but
one of them is a bummer,
For we surely have our share of heat
that stays around all summer.
In fall we have our rainy season, but
still it's very nice,
'Cause up north they would be raking
leaves or slipping on the ice.
And when spring comes along we all
greet it with glee,
'Cause down in Florida we have
spring all winter you see.
March 16, 1912 in Concord, N.H., and moved to this area
in the 1950s. She was a member of the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach. She was a subscriber
of the Island Players and a supporter of the area's theaters.
She was a member of Key Royale, Bradenton and El Con-
Belinda Lena Trudelle and Kipp Marshall Wilson,
both of Springhill, were married May 23, 1994, in
Springhill. The Rev. Ken Hartly officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Ellen
Trudelle of Anna Maria. He is the son of James and
Darlene Wilson of Grand Junction, Colo.
Matron of honor was Ellen Trudelle, mother of the
bride, of Anna Maria. Maid of honor was Kathy Melvin,
aunt of the bride, of Siesta Key. Bridesmaids were JoAnn
Trudelle, sister of the bride, of Lowell, Mass.; Lisa
Lavendoski of Bradenton; Michel Lemay, cousin of the
bride, of Nokomis; and Carrie Mikulski of Venice.
Flower girl was Sherilyn Trudelle, niece of the
bride, of Chelmsford, Mass. Ring bearer was Edward
Melvin, cousin of the bride, of Siesta Key.
Best man was John Moreland of Houston, Texas.
Groomsmen were James Wilson, father of the bride-
groom, of Aspen, Colo.; John Home of Anna Maria;
Chuck Mikulski of Venice; Billy Venezia of Colorado;
and Ken DeRoche, brother of the bride, of Lowell, Mass.
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She is survived by a brother, Robert Johnson of
Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr.,
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Local boat builder races in
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Racin Islander Photo Courtesy Ken Lohn
George Dean (left) and Mark Taylor talked Ken Lohn, the Kuda-31 sports fishing boat owner and designer,
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When Bradenton Beach resident Ken Lohn de-
signed his Kuda-31 sport fishing boat, he didn't exactly
have racing in mind.
But Lohn decided to race the 31-foot outboard for
the first time in Sarasota's July Fourth Suncoast Grand
"I got talked into it by the two guys who eventu-
ally raced the boat for me," says Lohn.
George Dean and Mark Taylor, the two guys who
raced the Kuda-31 in the recent annual boating event,
placed fifth in the Amateur Class B division.
Dean and Taylor "were kidded by the other race
drivers," says Lohn, "who suggested the Kuda might
want to troll for snook around turn number three."
It seems that attitude changed as the twin Mercury
2.5 engines clocked at 63 miles per hour left
skeptics in their wake.
"It was a good opportunity to show off the boat,"
Lohn, who spent much of his career flying planes in
the Canadian wilderness in the air and on water de-
signed his boat to perform much like his airplanes did.
"When I retired in 1982," Lohn says, "I started
getting the idea to build this boat. It churned around in
my brain and I began to build it in 1983."
His designs were inspired by the step-designed
pontoon hulls of the floatplanes he used to fly. That
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design made it possible for an airplane with a small 80-
horsepower engine to reach speeds on water of 50
miles per hour necessary for take-off.
It took him five years just to get the mold built,
which he did locally.
Lohn had the first boat completed by 1988, he says.
"I do this more or less for my own satisfaction,"
says Lohn about the three boats he built from his de-
He sold the first two and kept the third.
"When the boat market fell out in 1988 and 1989,"
Lohn says, "we weren't about to sell any more."
Lohn says he will build one of his Kudas if some-
one wants one and he has a nephew in Ft. Myers who
is interested in building more of them.
An engineer by training, Lohn has not limited his time
and designs to the boat he keeps docked in front of his
Bradenton Beach house overlooking Sarasota Bay.
He designed his beautiful three-story home on the
south end of the Island nearly three years ago.
His current project, "Easy Diver" has just been
patented. It is a scuba diving equipment float that holds
oxygen tanks with an attached hose. It eases a divers'
burden from carrying the heavy tanks on their back.
"It's just like deep water snorkeling," says Lohn.
"It helps little people or frail people to dive. Those
tanks can weigh 100 pounds and not everyone can
carry those on their back."
Lohn says the Easy Diver flotation device is al-
ready being sold around the world in places such as
Trinidad, Israel, along the Red Sea and on islands in the
Meanwhile, Lohn says he is waiting patiently for
next year's race. He and the crew hope to do better in
the regular race course in the Gulf.
"The crew was disappointed," says Lohn. Due to
unusually high seas and bad weather, "the race was
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Ken Lohn designed and built the Kuda-31 (which sits to his left). He since designed his home and a recently
patented device called "Easy Diver" which is sold all over the world.
moved from the original course outside New Pass,
where the seas were five to six feet, to a back-up course
in Sarasota Bay."
The Kuda-31, says Lohn, which does 50 miles per
hour in four- to five-foot seas, might have had a good
chance at winning the race if the boats had run the
original offshore course in the rough seas of the Gulf
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 6, reckless driving, 1700 block of Gulf Dr.
Officer observed vehicle traveling at high rate of speed
in a congested, no-passing zone. Vehicle was stopped
and the driver arrested.
July 9, theft, 200 Gulf Dr. S. Two females took
a floating raft valued at $4.95 without paying for it.
Their van was located at 1301 Gulf Dr. N, and the raft
was found. Complainant only wanted the raft returned
and subjects were issued trespass warnings.
July 9, grand theft, Coquina Beach. Unknown sus-
pect took two rings and a wallet from a towel on the beach.
July 10, man with gun, 5901 Marina Dr. (Holmes
Beach). Back-up Holmes Beach police officer investi-
gated complaint of a white male pointing a gun at
people. The Holmes Beach officer apprehended the
man, but not before he threw the gun from a car.
Bradenton Beach officer found the gun.
July 12, battery, 3000 block Ave. A. Complain-
ant stated a man with a history of mental illness was
running up and down the street throwing things. A man
was struck in the leg by a concrete block, but the vic-
tim declined to press charges. A witness said the assail-
ant had tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun with the in-
tent of harming himself. Subject was placed into pro-
July 8, disturbance, 100 72 St. Officer responded
in reference to a large number of juveniles being loud.
July 8, bench warrant, 3610 East Bay Dr. While
investigating another incident at Dry Dock, officer
noticed an individual who had an outstanding arrest
warrant for tampering with emission control devices.
Subject was arrested.
July 8, vandalism, 2802 Ave. C. Unknown per-
son drove over a small evergreen tree and struck a
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July 9, service, 33 St. and Gulf Dr. Officer re-
trieved keys locked in car.
July 9, civil ordinance violation, 4001 Gulf Dr.
Officer investigated complaint of a Jaguar vehicle
which was apparently abandoned. Owner stated he
planned to put the car in storage, but had not yet done
so. Matter referred to code enforcement board.
July 9, recovered vehicle, 4000 Gulf Dr. Officer
arrested two men for theft of a car in Miami. Vehicle
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July 8, grand larceny, 5818 Sunrise Ln. Complain-
ant reported that subject and four friends took her pontoon
boat without her permission. Boat was badly damaged and
remains of the vessel had to be towed. Complainant's
husband had given permission for the boat to be used, but
had not been notified when subject had planned to use it.
Officer advised case would be difficult to prosecute and
suggested civil action to recover damages.
July 9, suspicious investigation, 5348-A Gulf Dr.
Officer found rear door to business open.
July 9, service, 7612 Gulf Dr. Complainant asked
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July 9, traffic accident, 6900 Gulf Dr. Officer
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July 10, burglary, 3007 Gulf Dr. Parked vehicle
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July 10, larceny, 101 67 St. Two hand-made lawn
July 10, suspicious circumstance, 10004 Cortez
Rd. Complainant stated a person known to him had
stolen several items. Officer unable to locate subject.
July 10, suspicious circumstances 102 68 St.
Complainant said someone had been bringing a deck
chair from the pool area and sleeping in it.
July 10, assist Florida Marine Patrol. Officer de-
tained operator of 17-foot boat that hit and damaged
bridge pilings. Marine Patrol investigated.
July 10, suspicious person, 3220 Eastbay Dr. Officer
investigated report of man lying face-down on sidewalk.
Officer could not initially arouse the subject and he was
determined to be drunk. Subject taken home.
July 11, trespass, 5353 Gulf Dr. Clerk com-
plained that a woman was drinking beer outside the
Circle K. Officer issued the woman a warning.
July 11, anonymous complaint, 62nd Street Boat
Ramp. Officer investigated anonymous complaint that
a fisherman had taken hundreds of sand dollars out of
season. Officer determined there was no violation.
July 12, battery, 100 block of 30th St. Victim
stated she was struck by her boyfriend, but she declined
to press charges.
July 13, battery 300 block of 61st St. Wife would
not let husband into house, so he kicked down the front
door and then pushed her around.
July 13, larceny, 3015 Gulf Dr. Complainant
stated teenager pumped $9.50 worth of gas then drove
off without paying..
July 14, vandalism, 521 77 St. Unknown person
knocked mailbox off post.
July 14, suspicious investigation, 2810 Gulf Dr.
Complainant reported receiving harassing phone calls.
July 14, burglary, 7300 Gulf Dr. Complainant left
hotel room and returned a few minutes later to find that
someone had gone through her purse and taken $500
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Learn to love again
The Women's Resource Center of Manatee will
present a free seminar, "Learning to Love Again," with
guest speaker Dr. Geraldine Pasquarella on Tuesday,
July 26, at 7:30 p.m in the auditorium of the Bradenton
Herald, 102 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The program, geared for both men and women,
will deal with how problems caused by a bad relation-
ship can be resolved.
A question and answer session will follow the pre-
sentation. The seminar is open to the public and reser-
vations are not necessary.
Safe boating course
A course in boating safety will begin Tuesday,
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4208 129th St. W., Cortez.
The three-week course is conducted by certified
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radio. The class is twice a week on Tuesday and Thurs-
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Duck! Mother Nature takes a shocking bite out of Man
By Bob Ardren
It was one of those "slap you in the face" strikes.
A blinding flash of lightning and instantaneous clap of
thunder with a shock wave shaking the Sarasota Sail-
ing Squadron clubhouse. "Somebody's mast got hit,"
I said without thinking.
But suddenly people were pointing at an empty
kayak at the far side of the mooring field just east of the
Squadron. And we all realized what had just happened
last Saturday afternoon he was gone.
So "he was struck by lightning" my favorite
obituary lead as will be a few more beachwalkers,
boaters or just about anyone else venturing outdoors
before the summer is over. Monday newspapers bring
news of lightning victims in St. Petersburg and
Clearwater, too, this weekend. The summer thunder-
storm season is well underway.
Just remember that "death is always unexpected,"
and perhaps you can forestall yours a bit by just pay-
ing attention to the dangers we all face as the lightning
capital of the world here near Anna Maria Island.
Step inside when the lighting comes by.
Find some shelter. Sprawled flat and soaked on the
ground is a lot better than sprawled flat, soaked and
dead on the ground.
The danger is real, so pay attention to lightning and
the weather in general and maybe save yourself.
Stories around some area docks are that a
youngster in the local news recently mauled by an
alligator was actually trying to ride the critter.
Seems some boys (about the age you'd expect them to
be, say 10 or 12) found the gator and one actually got
atop it and tried to ride.
The lad lived, thank goodness, and he'll be okay
when he finishes mending but, sure enough, somebody
official had to shoot the reptile. Score one pretty sorry
point for man.
Here's another Mother Nature versus man
Dr. David Tomasko at the Sarasota Bay Program
relates a story about a recent marlin hook-up. It was
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during a billfish tournament on the east coast, and ex-
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The client got the fish to the boat and the mate
grabbed the leader, but it was slippery and hard to hold,
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hold the fish fast.
A frantic lunge by the marlin snapped the fishing
line just above the leader. The fish was gone. So was
the mate and, in a scene straight out of Moby Dick,
neither has been seen since.
Score another one for nature.
Now that the local politicians have had their
way with Sarasota sailors over the Sarasota-to-Ha-
vana sailing race, sailing groups as close as Longboat
Key and as far away as St. Petersburg and Fort Myers
are clamoring to put such an event together. As every-
body from Walter Cronkite (Sarasota Herald-Tribune,
Sunday) on down calls for normalizing relations with
Cuba, the supposedly sophisticated leaders in Sarasota
have embarrassed us again.
(These are the same folks who made global head-
lines for their currently unendorsed ban on T-back
bathing suits, leaving national television audiences
Boat traffic between Sarasota and Havana contin-
ues to escalate, including a group of four Cubans sail-
ing north up our coast last week. They said they were
looking for work.
The Pope, Latin American presidents and the
United Nations (by a vote of 88-4) support lifting the
American embargo of goods to Cuba. But no Sarasota
boating group can pick up the Havana race because the
City of Sarasota owns the land under every one of the
city's sailing organizations.
But the little dog was a grin. Only understanding
Spanish at least as much as dogs understand any-
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terrier was fattening up on hot dogs at a Sarasota city
park when I met him. He clearly needed some fatten-
Brought to the U.S. by some good-natured sailors,
the little Cuban dog is reportedly now has returned to
his homeland. We all wish him well.
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Maybe he'll just become a trip mascot, traveling
back and forth with whoever is making the trip. Not a
bad life, I suppose, if he can avoid the border guards at
It looks as though Egmont Key might be next on
the list for ever-more regulation. U.S. Park Service
officials are contemplating nearly doubling the size of
the bird sanctuary on the south end of the 380-acre
barrier island north of Anna Maria.
In addition, other possible rule changes would
close about a half mile of Egmont's eastern shoreline
to boaters in an attempt to protect seagrass. Finally,
there's a hope to find a way to cut down on the num-
ber of visitors to the Island. About 80,000 people vis-
ited the Tampa Bay outlying island last year, accord-
ing to Park Service numbers. In an effort to protect the
island's bird and other marine life, Park Service folk
would like to cut the visitors to Egmont in half.
All these plans are still up in the air until the Park
Service prepares what they call a "management plan"
for Egmont Key State Park. To be sure, there are some
good reasons to offer nesting birds a sanctuary.
All too often, pathetically rigid officials dressed
in their little bit of authority manage to make inno-
cent critters more enemies than friends.
The Smokehouse Hole (Pansy Bayou) just east of
Lido Key comes to mind.
Declared a manatee sanctuary about a year ago, the
water body is easy to find on your next trip to Sarasota:
ugly signs forbid you to boat, fish, snorkel or even
wade there. The banning banners apply even when
manatees have migrated somewhere else.
Likewise on Egmont and Passage Keys, the bird
sanctuaries are forbidden ground even during the parts
of the year when the birds are thousands of miles away.
There really has to be a reasonable compromise on
I'd gladly back closing a sanctuary area whenever
it's needed but only when it's needed.
Meanwhile, let the rangers roam around looking
for scofflaws who've dared to bring a beer to the park.
Maybe, like the constable in my old home town, they'll
then have some to take home for themselves.
After all, most of us are reasonable people just try-
ing to get along. And most of us, deep down, have a
pretty decent sense of fairness. Lets see if officialdom
can figure that out.
Don't let me down on this belief. Please.
See you next week.
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There's whales (sharks) out there
By Capt. Mike Heistand
You probably won't be able to catch 'em on a hook
and line, but reports keep coming in about whale sharks
Mel Rector was about 15 miles offshore last week
when he spotted a 15-foot whale shark. The big fish
swam around his boat for a little while, and even butted
the stern a couple times before it took off for more
Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are filter-feeders.
They average 20 feet in length, but one caught off
Johns Pass in 1957 was estimated at about 60 feet long.
The biggest authentic weight of a whale shark, caught
near Knight's Key in 1912, was 26,594 pounds.
Whale sharks are supposedly harmless to man -
unless one rolls over on you.
Local angling action is still good. Offshore, amber-
jack seem to be the best bet. Backwater fishers report
terrific catch-and-release snook action, as well as big
trout and redfish.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
there are catching Spanish mackerel and mangrove
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching a lot of 27-inch black drum and a
few snapper. Night fishing is the best bet, he said, with
a note that the rain seems to have dispersed the mack-
erel into deeper water offshore.
Capt. Dave with the Neva-miss said his charters
have been having excellent luck offshore with yellow-
Capt. Mike Heistand displays some of the amberjack
he's been catching offshore.
tail snapper, mangrove snapper and barracuda, all
caught near the artificial reefs. Farther offshore, grou-
per is the best catch, but look for the tasty critters in
about 150 feet of water.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said his clients have
been going offshore to catch Spanish mackerel, mangrove
snapper, trigger fish, cobia and flounder in about 25 feet
of water. Capt Zack said backwater fishing has slowed a
bit, but there are still redfish, trout and snook in the bays.
Toni at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trip is averaging 70 head of porgies and Key
West grunts. The six-hour trip is averaging 100 head of
vermilion snapper, porgies, lane snapper, Key West
grunts and a few red and black grouper. The eight-hour
trip is averaging 45 head of mangrove snapper, yellow-
tail, red and black grouper, lane snapper and porgies.
On my boat Magic we have been catching a lot of
amberjack offshore, some in the 60-pound range.
We've also caught yellowtail snapper and red grouper.
Bay fishing is producing reds and catch-and-release
Capt. Todd Romine said his charters are bringing
back lots of catch-and-release snook, redfish and trout.
Capt. Rick Gross said his trips have been produc-
ing a lot of mackerel and mangrove offshore. There are
still some permit near the artificial reefs, he added.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's hooked but lost
several tarpon near the Skyway Bridge. He's also see-
ing a lot of sharks.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said permit are
indeed still offshore, and mackerel are around most of
the piers. For those fishers who prefer to wade, redfish
are the fish of choice.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's bringing back to the
dock lots of amberjack, grouper, snapper and dolphin.
Capt. Tom Chaya said there are plenty of redfish
and snook in the bay, and mackerel and snapper in the
Good luck and good fishing.
Safe sea shelling
Evan Lewis knows that to
find coquinas you sometimes
have to dig a deep hole.
Prepared for any eventuality
(like falling into the hole),
Evan decked himself out in
an inflatable life preserver
before going after the
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Compiled by Doug Dowling,
licensed real estate broker,
Anna Maria, 778-1222.
847 N. Shore Dr
520 Bayview PI
819 N Shore Dr
819 N Shore Dr
830 N Shore Dr
110 3rd St S
1800 Gulf Dr
204 Bay Dr N
307 Church St
3215 Gulf Dr
3805 East Bay Dr
20 Sunbow Bay 2
529 67th St
90x 112 canal
540 67th St
6006 Gulf Dr
206 Playa Encantada
7101 Gulf Dr
3A,5A,3B Sun Cay
8021 Marina Isles
102 39th St
210 82nd St
2728 Av E
2 story home
ground home canal
elevated home canal
The Villa/8 units
#1 1667 sfla
#2 728 sfla
6/6/94 / auction
6/6/94 / auction
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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 __. MLS 1.
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.4 and Island CO-Listing Service ... music enthusiast ... cooking,
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Jane, along with the entire SMITH TEAM, wants to serve you better than anyone on
the Island. If what you need has anything to do with selling, buying, renting or managing real
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U JULY 21, 1994 A PAGE 23 I]
Islanders took home two firsts and two third-place
awards in the 23rd Annual Old Salt Bluewater Classic
Tournament last weekend at Tierra Verde.
Stan Salvador took top honors, landing a 41.5-
pound dolphin and an 18.7-pound grouper to win cat-
egories for each fish.
Ray Nelson took home a third place award in the
tuna division for his 22.8-pound fish.
Chris Galati also received a third place trophy for
his prize-winning grouper.
Salvador and Nelson were fishing from Gaspar
Salvador's boat Black Magic. Galati was fishing from
the Team Galati boat.
The fish were caught about 72 miles west of Anna
Maria, Galati said.
Ray Nelson took a a A
third place award for
this 22.8 pound tuna.
Stan Salvador and his prize dolphin...
and his first-place grouper.
Chris Galati took a third place prize for this red grouper.
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7704 20th Ave. N.W., Bradenton
IN SHAWS POINT
BY OWNER Southern charm, all brick, 4 bed-
room colonial home with a detached brick build-
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financing available, $159,000. Call 795-8169.
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Formerly from Pound Ridge, New York, Michael
now lives on the Island and is looking forward to
handling your real estate needs.
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5400 Gulf Dr. #34, Holmes Beach ... $229,000
What a view! Direct Gulf front condo, turnkey
furnished. Very spacious 2BR/2BA unit. Inside
laundry, covered parking. Zee Catanese, 794-
5400 Gulf Dr. #13, Holmes Beach ... $124,900
Poolside condo just steps to Gulf. 2BR/1.5BA
ground floor unit with Florida Rm. Turnkey fur-
nished. Call Darcie Duncan, 778-1589 eves.
6005 Gulf Dr. #208, Holmes Beach. $185,000
Direct Gulf view. 2BR/2BA Playa Encantada
condo. Heated pool, tennis, elevator. Jane
Schultz, 746-0937 eves.
522 72nd St., Holmes Beach ..........$219,000
3BR/2BA canal front home. Completely remod-
eled with new kitchen, carpet, roof. Great room
design. Carol R. Williams, 778-1718.
129 52nd St., Holmes Beach ..........$239,000
Car collectors delight! Room for 10 cars comes
with this 4BR/2BA elevated home just 3 blocks
from beach. Call Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
4255 Gulf Dr., #121, Holmes Beach $109,500
Island Village condo with a peek at the Bay.
2BR/2BA end unit, tastefully decorated. Frank
Migliore, 778-2662 eves.
6108 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.......$118,900
Attractive 3RB/1.5BA home with many new up-
dates. Corner lot. Jennifer Jones, 795-2865 eves.
805 20th Ave. W., Bradenton............$53,900
2BR/1BA near bus line. Cozy & clean. Recently
painted inside & out. Carla Price, 778-5648 eves.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN Luxury at bargain
price describes this spacious 2BR/2BA condo. Enjoy
canal front living with boating, tennis, pool, hot tub
and much more, all at a great location. Live like a King
for just. $79,900. Call Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
MOST PREFERRED AREA DIRECT GULF
FRONT! No better view on Island. 2BR/2BA, new
carpet, furnishings Amenities include tennis, heated
pool, elevator, security entry. All this for $239,900.
Call Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.
CHOICE ANNA MARIA AREA 3BR/2BA nicely
decorated home, split floor plan, large 2+ car garage,
oversized lot, deeded boat slip. Dennis McClung, 778-
PERICO BAY CLUB 3BR/2BA condo, beautifully
decorated, lake views, pools, tennis, clubhouse, 24 hr.
security. $109,900. Stan Williams, 795-4537.
FLAMINGO CAY Bright & sunny 2BR/2BA
condo, cathedral ceiling, luxury carpeting. Located on
Palma Sola Bay, private boat dock. All amenities.
$99,900. Stan Williams, 795-4537.
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Be part of the renaissance of Bridge street in
Bradenton Beach. Two or three store fronts plus 2
workshops, plus a one bedroom house. This is a spe-
cial opportunity to get in on the ground floor. $199,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
Lots of possibilities here! Great location on quiet street.
Short Walk to shopping center and beach. Two bed-
rooms, one bath and the other side features a one
bedroom, one bath. $108,000.
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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810 N. Shore Drive
Across the street from best beach on the Island, 5
bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f. living
area. $420,000. Call 778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.
CLASSIC "OLD FLORIDA" designed home
on almost 1 acre near Palma Sola Bay! 3
bedroom, 2.5 bath. Fireplace, cathedral ceil-
ings, central vacuum, rec room and work-
shop, plus 3 car garage. Private, teeming
with nature. $194,500. #58420. Call T. Dolly
DUDE RANCH ACRES! Ranch-style home,
perfect for families! 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Large
breakfast bar overlooking big redwood deck.
Country living inside & out! Private pond
stocked w/fish. $142,000. #58406, call Bruce
EASY CONDO LIFESTYLE at the Bridge-
port! Directly across from fabulous white
sandy walking beach. 2 bedroom, 2 bath.
Convenient to restaurants & newly revitalized
historic Bridge St. $89,900. #58425. Call
Carol Heinze, 792-5721.
MARTINIQUE condo ...
miles of white sand,
blue water, breath-
2 car garage.
Carol Heinze, CRS
Million Dollar Club
SUN CAY! ... Charming 6 units on Island. (3)
2BR/1BA & (3) 1BR/1BA. Landscaped, pool,
1/2 block from beach. Earn approx. 10% RO1.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB! Sunsets in
paradise! Gulf front. Turnkey furnished, 2BR/
2BA. Heated pool, spa. $220,000. #KS55477.
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Brand new 3BR, 2BA beauty directly on wide white
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Beautifully furnished, surrounded by windows and
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SPACIOUS HOME ON SAILBOAT WATER & di-
rectly across street from 2nd fairway. Well main-
tained 3Bed/2Bath, glass enclosed lanai, barrel roof
& boat dock. $289,000. M-56764. Call Hal Gillihan,
Oftf 778-2261 or Eves: 778-91Q94
NEW HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION
SGulf Bay Realty
of Anna Maria Inc.
Gourmet restaurant, prime location in
charmingly restored beach house. Sale in-
cludes business, equipment, furnishings and
leasehold on property.
Great income now and enormous poten-
tial to earn more. Owner/chef will train.
Robin Kollar, Broker S-
778-7244 Eves: 778-2151 ....
* OTHER HOMESITES
INCREDIBLE VIEW-SKYWAY BRIDGE/TAMPA
BAY Right at the point of Westbay Point & Moorings.
2Bed/2Bath. Tennis, pool. Must see to believe.
$159,000. Call Bobye Chasey, Off: 778-2261 or
RUNAWAY BAY-1 BR condo on private Gulf beach GULF VIEW DUPLEX Well maintained duplex w/
access. Large heated pool, exercise room, sauna, ten- 2 car garage, 1 lot from beach. 2Bed/1 Bath down &
nis. Fine area near shops & restaurants. $72,500. M- 2Bed/1 Bath up. Also efficiency down. Reduced to
58416. Call Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261 or 778-7780. $209,000. MLS#56222. Call Harold Small, Off: 778-
"SMALL GEM" IN THE VILLAGE OF LONGBOAT 2261 or Eves: 792-8628.
Canal front 2Bed/1 Bath, with new boat dock. No FABULOUS BEACH LOCATION Across from
bridges to Bay. In area of fine homes. Walk to Gulf wide beach at north end of Anna Maria. 3Bed/3Bath,
beaches, shops & dining. $159,900. MLS#58391. wood burning fireplace, large heated spa, garage, 3
Call Marilyn Trevethan, 778-2261 or 792-8477. decks, turnkey furnished. $199,900. MLS#53239.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON PINE MEADOW Call John Green, Off: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-3167.
4Bed/2Bath split plan. French doors to caged pool DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO 2Bed/1 Bath with gor-
w/large deck. Tiled entry, breakfast nook, ceiling geous sunset views. Beautiful tile floor, covered park-
fans. $169,900. MLS#58262. Call Monica Reid or ing, pool. Great rental history. $185,000. M-58348. Call
Dick Maher, 778-2261 or 729-333. Monica Reid, 778-2261 or 729-3333.
Licnse EdOlvir............... 77-15
SPACIOUS 3BR 2BA canalfront home in Key
Royale with a peek of the Key Royale Bayou. Struc-
turally 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.
REDUCED OVER $5,000 RUNAWAY BAY
2BR/2BA fully furnished, second floor unit in com-
plex with pool, tennis, clubhouse, sauna and on
site management. Deeded beach access and ex-
cellent rental program. Now priced at $89,500.
Call Dave Moynihan.
GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well maintained
townhouse with 3BR 3BA, private 2 car garage Island home with good central Holmes Beach loca-
and over 3,100 sq. ft. under roof. Complex offers tion. Two bedroom, two bath, large garage and stor-
two pools, tennis, lush grounds and short walk to age area. One block to Gulf beaches. Priced at
prime beach. Offered at $139,900. Call Dave $109,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
Moynihan for details.
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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. $94-,007 Reduced to $89,990.
^ (813) 778-0426
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
ONLY 150 ft. to GULF BEACH
Charming two bedroom, two bath turkey furnished home.
Beautifully maintained & excellent potential to expand so as to
enjoy Gulf view Great second home or retirement home & ex-
cellent rental history. Call Marie Franklin. Asking $197,500.
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PANORAMIC BAYFRONT VIEWS
Enjoy the sparkling water views from this fantastic, elevated
three bedroom, 2.5 bath house on the northem end of Anna
Maria. This bayfront home is of exceptional quality. Many ex-
tras, energy efficient. This home of elegance and style can
be yours for $434,900. After hours call Agnes Tooker, 778-
5287 or Kathy Tooker Granstad, 778-4136.
One of the the bathrooms in this 3.5 bath home was created,
I sincerely believe, on a de Mille back lot in Hollywood in the
1950s and was somehow transported, in toto, to Foxworth
Lane on Key Royale. And like a good movie set, what you
think you see is not really what is there. Even though this
bathroom is really big, it looks a whole lot bigger, I think be-
cause of the placement of the mirrors and marble columns.
The swimming pool used as a bath tub also helps the delusion.
Reason #1 of 15 why we value this property at $525,000. Doug
Dowling Realty, 409 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-1222.
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CAR CLEAN SPECIAL Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. We
come to you with fully mobile service. Call mobile
phone # 356-4649.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-
JACUZZI, 8' x 8', seats 8 with double lounger. Blue
interior with cedar. 2 yr. old. $3,000 new, will take
SOFA-BED, rust background with large waterlily
flowers & leaf print. Good condition, $120. 778-0794
or (407) 846-8741.
USED STOVE, OVEN, sink, doors, glass sliders,
etc. 611 Dundee Drive, Holmes Beach.
SOFA, CHAIR & OTTOMAN. Well built excellent
condition. $250. 778-0426.
MOVING SALE. Brand new furniture, bedroom set,
tables, free standing unit, dinette set, recliner,
breakfast set, TV, etc. 778-4515.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
TWO FAMILY yard sale! 213 66th St., Holmes
Beach. Fri. & Sat., June 22 & 23. 9AM to 2PM.
YARD SALE. 210 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.
Fri., & Sat., June 22 & 23 only. 9AM to 4PM. Fur-
niture, waterbed & many other items.
GARAGE SALE. 3301 Gulf Drive, Sea Pirate,
Holmes Beach. Fri., Sat. & Sun., June 22, 23, & 24.
8AM to 5PM. Mother gone to nursing home, must
sell many antiques, collectibles, furniture, house-
hold goods, designer clothes and remains of gift
shop, also tons of new jewelry cheap.
GARAGE SALE 114 S. 3rd St, Bradenton Beach,
Sat & Sun, June 23, & 24. 10AM to 4PM. "Round
bed," 2 dinette sets, linens, dishes, pans. Etc.
AVON IS HERE! Your name will be entered in a
drawing for a "free" Skin-so Soft spray with any or-
der placed. Call Dina at 778-6060.
JESSE'S MOM, from Snips Hair Design turns 40
Thursday, June 21. Happy Birthday! Laurie.
FREE classified ads for kids under 16 looking for
summer work. Drop your ad off by Monday noon.
LOST PUPPY fetches real good and answers to
"Futch." A real tail wagger! Just tell him to go home
or call 778-9392.
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.
WANTED AMI boat dock with davits to rent for 19'
boat. Older couple. You won't know we're there.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Are you interested in
learning the history of Anna Maria Island? Get in-
volved at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.
WE NEED YOUI Call Martha Stewart, 778-4362.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
HOUSEKEEPER Harrington House Bed & Break-
PARTY ALL THE TIME. Jolee International needs
9 representative to promote fabulous skin care line.
top commissions paid. 813-773-2606 or 813-773-
PART TIME, 20 hrs per wk. Cleaning and light yard
work, includes weekends and holidays. Haley's
HOLMES BEACH Police Department is currently
accepting applications for the position of school
crossing guard. The position is part time with a to-
tal of ten hours per week during the school year.
Applications can be picked up at the police depart-
ment at 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. EOE
and Drug Free Workplace.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, windows, moving help,
organizing, whatever 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR Kitchen & bath, home repairs.
Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc.
Island resident, 23 years experience, local refer-
ences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience, complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on Mobile number 356-4649.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified items for sale,
rentals and service advertising!
NO JOB TOO SMALL! College student, father of 3,
trying to make ends meet. Lawns, tree trimming, etc.
Lifelong resident, references. Keith, 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 references. Call Brewers 778-
HOME REPAIR Kitchen & bath, home repairs.
Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc.
Island resident, 23 years experience, local refer-
ences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING 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
installation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co.
resident 25 years. Call today for a free estimate. Ken
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.
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BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers & con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-
CUSTOM REMODELING/ADDITIONS. Design
assistance. No charge for consultation. Our prom-
ise: lowest price for true quality. Lic. CGC 037608.
Call Mickey, 957-5042.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, painting, carpen-
try, roof coating & repairs, drywall repairs. Work
guaranteed. Low prices. 778-0410.
COMMERCIAL STUDIOS 1sm1l Ig. Gulf view. Gulf
Drive ideal for small business, office, crafts. Neg.
Anna Maria. Call Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSI-
WE HAVE GREAT RENTALS! 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, fire-
place, jacuzzi tub, boat slip, pool, tennis, views of
intercoastal. $1,300 per month. Call Martha Will-
iams at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SEVERAL 5 to 7 month rentals available. Call
Martha Williams at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA Gulf and Bay views. 2 bedroom, pa-
tio, pool, W/D. Furnished or unfurnished. $650. 211
So. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
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.
GULF FRONT fall special! 3BR/2BA vacation rental,
best on beach in Anna Maria. Vacancy: Aug. 22,
Sept., Oct. & Nov. $600-$800 per week. Reserve
ANNUAL single family home 2BR/1 BA. Newly re-
molded, ceramic tile, carpet, stove, ref., W/D, sunny
family room 1 car garage, roof-top deck, fenced
yard, patio and beautiful Gulf views. $900 month
plus utilities. Sept. 1, 1994. Call Jim, 778-6221.
LARGE FURNISHED EFFICIENCY with kitchen,
Holmes Beach. $435 monthly includes utilities.
$300 Security deposit. $175 weekly. No Pets! 778-
0794 or 407-846-8741.
CANAL FRONT, Anna Maria. Furnished 2BR/1 BA
duplex. Ground floor, nice, dock available, no pets
or smoking. $550. 778-6350 or 778-7206.
ANNUAL: 309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 2BR/1BA,
zoned for residential or commercial use. Call Robin
Kollar Gulf Bay Realty, 778-7244.
BRAND NEW! 2BR/2BA, yearly, bayfront complex
with pool, covered parking. $675. to $725 mo. incl.
water/sewer, trash & cable. 778-4777.
BEAUTIFUL Gulf view, steps to beach, 2BR/2BA, 1
car garage, pools, tennis, complete turnkey. August
thru May. 813-265-1766 or 884-0222.
1 BEDROOM furnished apartment for rent. Weekly
or monthly. Across the street from beach. $600 per
month plus electricity. 778-5035.
ANNUAL. Charming unfurnished 2BR/1BA upper
duplex in North Holmes Beach. $600 1st, $600 se-
curity, includes water & cable. 748-4842, ext. 23.
BEACH DUPLEX. Annual 2BR/2BA. Laundry room,
ref., stove, dishwasher and garbage disposal. $600
month & $600 security deposit. 778-6226
WANTED! Young hardworking adult is looking for
small room or efficiency, $65-$85 a week. Call Mike
after 3PM at 779-2802. References available.
ANNUAL large efficiency apartment. Furnished or
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA overlooking Gulf.
Furnished comfortably, microwave, dishwasher,
cable TV, central air, free phone, garage & W/D.
$400 wkly, $850 month. 778-0727 or 927-7260.
ANNUAL: Unfurnished, 2BR/1BA unit in Bayou
Condos. Upstairs & partial view of Bay. $550 month
plus elect. Call Marie Franklin, Anna Maria Realty,
1 BEDROOM for rent, furnished. Aug., Sept., Oct.
& Nov. Holmes Blvd. $500 per month. 778-5856.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA near beach, A/C, fenced yard,
porch, sundeck,'W/D hookup and lease. Kids & pets
OK. $750. 778-7431.
FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's com-
puterized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-
Sell Realty Counselors. 795-0616.
VACATION RENTAL APARTMENT COMPLEX
6 units 2, 2 bedroom 4, 1 bedroom apartments
overlooking the Gulf, 25 feet to Beach! Gorgeous
view, strong building in a quiet neighborhood. Could
be annual rentals. Drive by 201 35th St. Phone 778-
7373 for appt. $535K.
REAL ESTATE WANTED. Private party, cash
buyer, quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes
Beach area. 798-3981
BEACH HOUSE right on the Gulf of Mexico in the
City of Anna Maria. Enjoy the splendid wide beach.
This charming home has 2BR/1 BA, tile and parquet
floors, a large kitchen, screen porch and garage.
$530,000. Jeanette Rampone, 747-2244 for infor-
mation. Michael Saunders & Company.
WATERFRONT LOT Holmes Beach, residential,
deep water canal, view of Skyway, 66' on canal,
approximately 6,600 sf. Ready to build. $135,000.
SELL ITEMS FAST with an Islander classified.
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AUTO & BOAT DETAILING
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Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal &
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or office. Call mobile service number:
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