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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
Jet-skis get temporary go-ahead
By Paul Roat
Wet Willie's owners may continue to rent Jet-skis
until Sept 30, the Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement
Board agreed Monday.
"These people have been jerked around and jerked
around by the city," CEB member George Sinclair said.
"Why not let them operate until Sept. 30 [the date the
city occupational license expires], then have them com-
ply with the city law or go out of business?"
His suggestion was the motion that ended several
months of debate in the city on whether rental of the
controversial personal watercraft should be allowed on
Bradenton Beach shores.
Gordon Kiester, an attorney and partner in the Wet
Willie's business at 304 Gulf Dr. S, said the board's
decision "didn't address the issue" of whether the is-
suance of an occupational license is a permission by the
The office of the Supervisor of Elections will con-
duct a voter registration drive Saturday, Aug. 6, at vari-
ous locations around the county.
Islanders may register to vote at The Islander By-
city to operate a business.
That question was the heart of the issue between Wet
Willie's and city officials. Kiester said the occupational
license did grant the business a right to operate in the city;
City Attorney Alan Prather said the license was a revenue-
generating device of the city and did not grant a business
a right to operate. City officials have also taken the stance
that operation of any rental business on the beach requires
a special exception to the zoning code, something Wet
Willie's did not receive.
CEB members did not appear to rule on the mat-
ter of whether an occupational license was the same as
city approval of conducting a business, although many
members of the board seemed to agree that the matter
was unnecessarily vague.
CEB member Mike Norman was the most vocal of
those taking the city to task on the matter. "This city
stander, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5408 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, located in the Island Shopping Center.
Monday, Aug. 8, is the last day voters may regis-
ter in order to vote in the primary election Sept. 8.
FOR A LIST OF CANDIDATES THAT WILL APPEAR
ON UPCOMING ISLAND BALLOTS, SEE PAGE 2
screwed up," Norman said, "and [Wet Willie's]
shouldn't have to pay for the city's mistake."
CEB Chairwoman Mollie Sandberg took the oppo-
site position from Norman. "What is unacceptable is
the fact that Wet Willie's saw an opportunity to expand
their business into our little community by ignoring the
instructions that accompanied the issuance of the oc-
cupational license," she said.
Still to come: determination of the fate of another
Jet-ski rental operation at the Catalina Beach Resort,
1325 Gulf Dr. N. Ralph Cole, owner of Bradenton
Beach Sailboat Rental, as well as Catalina owner Gil
Pierola, have been cited for expanding a non-conform-
ing use by adding the motorized watercraft to the ex-
isting sailboat rental.
Co-owner of the Catalina Beach Resort is
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola.
By Pat Copeland
The Longboat Key Town Commission voted four
to three to withdraw from the Coalition of Barrier Is-
land Elected Officials last week.
At a special meeting called after the commission's
work session Thursday, Commissioners Robert Drohlich,
Al Green and Marge Sagman and Vice Mayor James
Patterson voted in favor of the withdrawal. Mayor Bob
Farber and Commissioners Ray Metz and Lou Gotthainer
voted to remain in the coalition.
Metz, the commission's representative to the coa-
lition, said, "I'm very sorry it happened. I was surprised
at the vote."
Metz said he believed the break was a protest over
what some commissioners felt was "Longboat bash-
ing." Two examples he gave were a letter from
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola to the local leg-
islative delegation and banners placed along the detour
for Gulf Drive during construction of the roundabout
in Bradenton Beach.
In the letter, written on coalition stationary, Pierola
askedd the delegation to meet with the coalition to dis-
cuss five issues consolidation of the Island's police
departments, gaining individual seats for the three Is-
land cities on the Metropolitan Planning Organization
and on the Manatee County Tourist Development
Council, expediting a third bridge study and creating a
bill to preserve Gulf Drive as a two-lane facility.
"Our commission was upset that a letter that con-
cerned issues only involving Anna Maria Island was
written on coalition stationary," explained Metz.
The banners Metz referred to asked the question,
"Does this detour show a need for a bridge to Longboat
Key?" Provided by The Islander Bystander, the ban-
ners offered a phone number to call for comments.
The coalition was formed in the fall of 1990 to
bring elected officials on both islands together to dis-
cuss and seek solutions to common issues including
hurricane evacuation and beach renourishment. The
group meets monthly.
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
Anna Maria tides ........................... 17
Real estate .................................................... 23
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
IGM PAGE 2 0 JULY 28, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Candidates line up for votes in September
By Mark Ratliff
September 8 will be a busy day for voters and poll
workers alike it's the first primary election, where
some political hopefuls will begin the last steps into
office, with others eliminated and some becoming out-
Deadline was noon Friday for most candidates to
qualify for election. Write-in candidates have until
noon July 29 to get all their paperwork squared away.
In some races, the contest is already over where
only one person qualified to run for a particular office.
In others, the primary is non-existent if only one per-
son from each party threw a hat into the ring. In these
contests, only the general election November 8 awaits
to decide the winner.
Following is a list of races of interest to Island
voters, noting the race, name and party affiliation.
Johnny Ardis, Green Party
Connie Mack, R (incumbent)
Ernie Mailhot, Whig
Arturo Perez, D
Hugh E. Rodham, D
Ellis Stuart Rubin, D
Mike Wiley, D
U.S. House of Represenatives,
Jeffrey R. Assman, R
Dan Miller, R (incumbent)
Josephine Arnold, R
Robert Lamar Bell, R
Jeb Bush, R
Lawton Chiles, D (incumbent)
Kenneth L. Connor, R
Ander Crenshaw, R
Tom Gallagher, R
John J. Gargan, D
Jim Smith, R
Secretary of State
Sandy B. Mortham, R
Ron Saunders, D
Robert A. Butterworth, D (incumbent)
Henry Ferro, R
Chris Comstock, R
Gerald A. Lewis,D (incumbent)
Bob Milligan, R
Art Simon, D
Karen Gievers, D
R. K. "Skip" Hunter, R
Tim Ireland, R
Bill Nelson, D
Fred Westman, D
Commissioner of Education
Frank T. Brogan, R
John Griffin, D
Doug Jamerson, D (incumbent)
John J. Kager, R
Bob Morris, R
Commissioner of Agriculture
Bob Crawford, D (incumbent)
Frank Darden, R
Florida Senate, District 26
Robert L. Hertig, D
John McKay, R (incumbent)
Florida House of
Representatives, District 68
Julie McClure, D (incumbent)
Mark G. Flanagan, R
Roy Meyer, R
Manatee County Commission,
Kent Chetlain, R
Patricia M. Glass, R
County Judge, Group 1
George K. Brown, Jr. (incumbent)
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A witness reported that the driver of the silver Chevrolet sounded her horn prior to being struck by the
red Geo, driven by Kelly Howle ofAnna Maria, as it traveled.south over the center line in the north-
bound lane. Another car was run off the road by Howle just prior to the collision.
Head-on collision hospitalizes four youths
An accident last week at the intersection of Palm
Drive and 69th Street remains under investigation by
Holmes Beach police.
Kelly Howle, 19, of Jacaranda Ave., Anna Maria,
was southbound on Palm Drive when her red 1991
Geo Storm crossed the center line and struck a silver
Chevrolet driven by Mary Thompson, 16, of
Bradenton. Thompson was hospitalized and has since
been released. Both passengers in Thompson's car,
Shannon Parramore, 14, and Paul Kauffman, 15, also
of Bradenton, sustained minor injuries.
Howle remains hospitalized, upgraded from criti-
cal to good condition with internal injuries.
Moments before the accident, which occurred at
7:36 p.m. according to the report prepared at the scene
by Sgt Dale Anderson, Howle was stopped by Mana-
tee Sheriffs Deputy K.C. Howell and issued a writ-
ten warning for speeding. Deputy Howell's report
indicates he followed Howle from the IGA in Anna
Maria to the Island Baptist Church where she was
stopped at 7:25 p.m. The report indicates she was
driving 35 in a 25 mph zone.
Witness Patricia Barber of Anna Maria reported
she was northbound on Palm Drive and was run off
the road by Howle's vehicle when it crossed over the
center line prior to the collision.
Sgt Anderson listed Howle with contributing
causes for the crash including alcohol and drugs along
with careless driving and driving left of center. Charges
in the accident are pending results of blood tests.
County Judge, Group 2
Chris M. Pratt
Larry M. Tidmore
County Judge, Group 3
Marc B. Gilner (incumbent)
Circuit Court Judge, Group 7
Paul E. Logan (incumbent)
Circuit Court Judge, Group 14
Becky A. Titus (incumbent)
Circuit Court Judge, Group 15
Janette Dunnigan (incumbent)
Circuit Court Judge, Group 16
Nancy K. Donnellan
Douglas E. Polk
Stanley R. Swartz
Anna Maria Fire District,
Sandra Hass (incumbent)
Anna Maria Fire District,
George M. Jackson (incumbent)
Lawrence C. Tyler
Anna Maria Fire District,
Deborah A. Marks
School Board, District 1
Berniece Scott, D
Johnn J. Searles, Jr., D
C.V. (Chuck) Wilhoite, R
School Board, District 3
Joyce C. Morange, I
Patricia A. Petruff, D
Larry Simmons, R
School Board, District 5
Joseph C. Miller, R
Leon B. Trumbull, D
Karen VanNess, R (incumbent)
Authority, Seat 1
Robert D. Kieider
Dan P. McClure (incumbent)
Authority, Seat 3
Christopher Daly (incumbent)
Mosquito Control, Group 1
Ralph C. Garrison (incumbent)
George E. Mendez
Mosquito Control, Group 3
Michael G. Garrott
Tim Matthews (incumbent)
Soil and Water Conservation
District, Group 2
George W. Goodman (incumbent)
Craig J. Trace
Soil and Water Conservation
District, Group 4
John Chamberlain (incumbent)
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JULY 28, 1994 A PAGE 3 OIM
Off-Island tax hikes may prompt watchdog group
By Pat Copeland
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches asked elected
officials to take action against rising county and school
board taxes at last week's meeting of the Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials.
"The school board is increasing their taxes five
percent despite the fact that when they asked for the
one-cent sales tax they said they wouldn't," said
By Mark Ratliff
Among the alphabet soup of bureaucracies folks
have to live with, none strikes fear into the hearts of
those with deep pockets more than the IRS now
comes the FCC.
Two weeks ago, the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) ordered cable television companies
to roll back their rates to subscribers. Pretty good news
for thousands of Manatee County residents, but for Is-
landers the savings aren't going to translate into the
same dollars as the mainland TV fans.
According to Paragon Cable of Manatee County,
average subscribers will see a seven percent reduction
Deadline for art
The Anna Maria Island Art League reminds
fine artists and craftspeople that completed appli-
cations for the Sixth Annual Festival of Fine Arts
are due by Monday, Aug. 5. The festival will be
held Dec. 3 and 4 in Holmes Beach.
For an application, send a request and a self-ad-
dressed, stamped envelope to the Anna Maria Island
Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, FL
34217. For more information call 778-2099.
Simches. "The county is going to raise their tax two
percent. If you add the two together, you're talking
about a seven percent increase on our property taxes.
I don't know how many pensioners or people on sala-
ries got a seven percent increase this year."
Simches noted that increased assessments followed
by increased millage rates is a form of double taxation.
He said elected officials and the Anna Maria Island
Chamber should become more proactive in dealing
in their cable bills, or about $1.85 per month. But the
way the federal government says price reductions must
be calculated means viewers on the Island will get less
of a break.
Due to the fact that the Island's median income is
considered higher than unincorporated areas of Mana-
tee County, Islanders will realize only a five percent
drop in their cable bills. The government requires cable
companies to charge more in affluent communities.
For Island channel surfers that means a drop from
$21.29 per month to $20.19 on the cable bill. County sub-
scribers, who until now were paying just as much as Is-
land residents, will see their bill drop to $19.03 per month.
The FCC also said cable companies must roll back the
price they charge for equipment and some services, while
other prices will remain about the same. For instance, most
installation jobs will be a little cheaper, but the price paid
for converter rentals, remote controls and additional out-
lets will remain at about current levels.
The cable company will provide a printed itemiza-
tion of charges on request and will be happy to provide
explanations of the new fee structure.,
Though many times price reductions mean a de-
crease in service, Paragon says this will not be the case.
The company says subscribers will continue to receive
all the channels they were accustomed to previously,
and management hopes the savings on basic cable will
allow more customers to afford premium services such
as HBO, Cinemax and Showtime.
with ad valorem tax increases. He suggested that Is-
landers join mainlanders in forming a tax watch group.
"To assume the only way to meet costs is to raise
taxes and not look at you operations is a prescription of
eventual ruin for alot of property owners who are on fixed
incomes," said Simches. "Another way to keep up with
population growth and inflation is to downsize."
Simches said property assessments are $800 mil-
lion on the Island and $650 million on the Manatee
County portion of Longboat Key.
Longboat Key Commissioner Ray Metz added,
"The third district, which includes the islands, gener-
ates 32.8 percent of the total Manatee County tax. The
island communities are half of that. We are 95 percent
built out and the assessment keeps increasing."
Officials plan to invite school board members to
their next meeting to defend their tax increase.
In other business, officials agreed to invite Florida
Department of Transportation representatives to their
next meeting to explain recent changes in the Palma
Sola Causeway improvements plan.
Anna Maria City
7/28, 10 a.m., Budget Committee
8/3, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
8/4, 7 p.m., Council meeting
7/29, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
8/2, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
7/28, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic
Association, Tingley Memorial Library,
8/1, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission
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Ijj PAGE 4 0 JULY 28, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
CRA dismissed in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Members of the Bradenton Beach Community
Redevelopment Agency have been dismissed from
serving on the advisory board by the city council.
The dismissal was prompted by complaints voiced
against the board by Bradenton Beach Marina owner
Allan Bazzy. The CRA board had heard Bazzy's plan
to expand the marina July 5 and, in a split vote, made
no recommendation on Bazzy's controversial $1.1
million marina renovation proposal.
Bazzy complained to city council members July 7,
using terms such as "malicious" in describing the CRA
board decision. He went into greater detail last Thurs-
day, posing a series of questions to the city council
about the actions and responsibility of the CRA.
Those questions included whether the CRA is
charged to review permits in the Historic Old Town
district, can the CRA waive due-process for special
exceptions, what is the role of the CRA, and what cri-
teria do CRA members use to reach decisions.
Bazzy hopes to receive city council approval Aug.
4 to renovate the Bradenton Beach Marina. The im-
provements would include expanding the commercial
zoning designation onto residential lots just south of the
marina, building an enclosed boat storage shed, replac-
ing an existing structure with a duplex, building two
docks and general improvements to the site.
Bazzy is also requesting the vacation of portions of
Church Street and Bay Drive South.
Vice Mayor Herb Dolan led the charge to oust the
CRA board. He unsuccessfully attempted a similar act
several months ago, citing problems with board mem-
bers and then-Building Official Joe Romano, who has
since resigned his position due to what he termed "con-
stant criticism from certain board members."
"The CRA has recently been a thorn in our side,"
Dolan said. "I was embarrassed by certain statements
made [by CRA Vice-chair Ida Cuthbertson]. The issue
here is not the Bazzy marina. It's the citizens. We have
to be fair to the citizens."
Cuthbertson read a statement at the July 5 CRA
meeting critical of Bazzy's marina expansion plan and
calling for the board's recommendation of denial to the
She wrote that her decision opposing the rezoning
requested for the marina was based on her belief the
expansion did not meet the CRA Action Plan submit-
ted to the State of Florida, was not consistent with the
city's comprehensive plan, the expansion request was
not in keeping with the "historic fishing village" vision
of the CRA, and the proposed street vacations were
unjustified for the city as a whole.
Dolan-questioned Cuthbertson's action of sending
her statement to members of the city council and the
planning and zoning board after the CRA meeting. She
said mailed her comments to the various board mem-
bers because she would be out of town for the planning
and zoning board meeting July 12.
"It was very obvious that all the statements I made
are true, and Dolan could not find fault with that,"
Cuthbertson told The Islander Bystander. "[Bazzy's
plans call for] an expansion of a non-conforming use,
and it's not consistent with the CRA plan or the city's
comprehensive plan. Since he could not rebut that, Mr.
Dolan could only bring up red herrings."
Council members Bill Campbell and Dick Suhre
joined Dolan in voting to dismiss the current CRA
board. Mayor Katie Pierola and Councilman Jim
Kissick voted to retain the CRA board members.
City council members will temporarily take over the
duties of the CRA until new board members are selected
by the city council. CRA Chairman Clem Dryden is the
lone member of the former CRA board to retain his seat,
and will continue to serve as chairman.
The CRA is a state-mandated board charged with
managing the $500,000 reconstruction of the Historic
Old Town district in Bradenton Beach, generally from
Cortez Bridge to Third Street South. Most of the recon-
struction has been completed with the redesign of
Bridge Street, and a final walk-through by contractors
and state officials is due later this summer. The work
was conducted thanks to a state grant to restore what
was described as a "blighted" area.
CRA Chairman Dryden has said there are plans to
apply for another state grant to develop a parking lot in
the 100 block of First Street North recently purchased
by the city.
... and don't talk to anybody about anything
Don't expect to get any elected of-
ficials to listen to your concerns about
the Bradenton Beach Marina expansion
plans at least, not yet.
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled
that "ex parte" communication discus-
sion away from all parties of an issue -
is prohibited in land use changes coming
before an elected body. The only opportu-
nities the public will have to comment on
the marina will be in public hearings
scheduled to begin Aug. 4.
The Supreme Court also has
changed the process for land rezoning,
according to Bradenton Beach City At-
torney Alan Prather. A "quasi-judicial"
proceeding will be unveiled Aug. 4
when Allan Bazzy's plans to renovate
the marina are presented to the
Bradenton Beach City Council.
The most significant change in the
proceedings is that "public opinion is
not a driving or compelling reason for
the decision of the local government
body in land use matters," Prather said.
"Those decisions must now be
firmly established based on competent,
substantial evidence brought forth by
expert witnesses competent to testify on
the item or matter being discussed and
not based on a 'popularity poll.'
"Failure to do so will subject the
city, the applicant or objectors to poten-
tial liability through court challenge,"
Another element to be weighed in the
process will be whether the action meets
the criteria established in the city compre-
hensive plan. As City Planner Bill Brisson
outlined in a memo, a special exception-
such as what Bazzy is requesting has to
meet all of the following:
The use is so designed, located and
proposed to be operated that the public
health, safety, welfare and morals will
The use will not cause substantial
injury to the value of other property in
the neighborhood where it is located.
The use will be compatible with ad-
joining development and the intended pur-
pose of the district.
The use will comply with all lot,
yard and bulk regulations for the district.
The use will comply with all ele-
ments of the city's comprehensive plan.
The use will not result in substan-
tial economic, noise, glare or odor im-
pacts on adjoining properties and prop-
erties generally in the district.
Adequate ingress and egress is
provided to property and proposed
structures thereon with particular refer-
ence to automotive and pedestrian safety
and convenience, traffic flow and con-
trol, and access in case of fire or catas-
Any signs or exterior lighting shall
be compatible and in harmony with
properties in the district.
Location and availability and com-
patibility of utility service for the use be
satisfactory to insure health and safety.
Refuse and service areas for the
use not adversely affect automotive and
pedestrian safety and convenience, traf-
fic flow and control, or access in case of
fire or catastrophe.
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Officials make suggestions for Center aid
By Pat Copeland
Although they came up with several suggestions to
aid the Anna Maria Island Community Center
(AMICC), elected officials came to no conclusions at
a meeting of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials last week.
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said his
idea for his city to create a dedicated fund for the
AMICC was nixed by the city attorney.
"The attorney said if we do collect any money from
the citizens, we would be obligated to turn it over in its
entirety to the community center immediately," he ex-
plained. "The attorney thought it was better for the com-
munity center to set up a trust fund for contributions."
light brighter idea
The Holmes Beach Council said a polite "no thank
you" to a recent 789 Task Force's recommendation to
construct a roundabout to relieve traffic congestion at
Manatee Public Beach.
At Thursday's work session, the council refined
the wording on a resolution opposing the roundabout.
The resolution will be sent to the Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization (MPO), which will make the final
decision on the task force's recommendations.
In the resolution, council noted that there have
been four accidents at the intersection between Janu-
ary and October, 1993, not 78 as reported by the task
force; that the majority of citizen input has been in
opposition to the roundabout; and a traffic circle would
confuse motorists and create further congestion.
The resolution maintained that the task force "circum-
vented ISTEA regulations by sidestepping the Anna Maria
Island Transportation Planning.Organization and thus
eliminated the process that ensures local input"
Council recommended a traffic light as a favorable
alternative to a traffic circle.
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches said he favors a
community center foundation with articles of incorpora-
tion "to provide an opportunity for people to contribute."
Simches offered his services to aid the center in
Mayor Katie Pierola agreed with Simches.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini said the
community center should also get some support from the
City of Bradenton and the Town of Longboat Key, be-
cause of their youth and adults who use its facilities.
Anna Maria Commissioner Dottie McChesney
suggested establishing a volunteer corps for the center,
and Commissioner Chuck Shumard said it would be
helpful to get a list of activities that need volunteers.
Simches said if a Friends of the AMICC group
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per resident participant. He passed out a chart on which
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AMICC Board Chairman George O'Connor noted,
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Now we're the 'security gate' for
They've done it again.
Longboat Key turned on its heels and wiped its feet
all over the doormat to Anna Maria Island.
In the beginning, the elected officials from both Is-
lands agreed to hold joint meetings to discuss common
issues hurricanes, beaches and the like.
Now it seems Longboat Key officials are upset that
the majority on the two-Island coalition falls with the
three cities on Anna Maria Island and, no matter which
way the Key members turn, when they are the lone
dissenting vote they can't win.
They don't want a direct bridge from the mainland
to Longboat Key.
Anna Maria members do.
The coalition voted to.support a study proposed by
the Metropolitan Planning Organization for a bridge
from the mainland to the islands between the Ringling
and Cortez bridges over Longboat's objections.
They don't want a trolley.
On the cusp of arranging financing between both
Sarasota and Manatee counties to start a trolley service
from Anna Maria, through Longboat Key to St.
Armands Circle, Longboat officials said they don't
want the service on their island. The coalition voted to
support the concept of trolley service over Longboat's
objections. The concept was later dropped.
The fact remains that Longboat Key depends on
Anna Maria Island for a very important link in its hur-
ricane evacuation plan Cortez Bridge.
All of Longboat Key would evacuate on Cortez
Road if they were closed off at their southernmost es-
cape route over no less than four bridges through Lido
Shores and St. Armands to Sarasota.
Yes, bridges are an Anna Maria problem, but in
view of the evacuation route problem and as we are
constantly told by regional and state transportation
planners bridges are a regional issue.
Will Longboat Key re-join the region in consider-
ing issues of common concern or continue to use
Anna Maria for a doormat?
The closer Longboat Key comes to exclusivity, the
more it seems they need a "security gate" for the entire
Key. The question remains, do they need a gate to keep
"us" out, or keep "them" in? Or is it a bridge they need?
When we posed the question months ago during
the detour in Bradenton Beach on roadside banners, we
only had one caller from Longboat Key among the re-
spondents to the informal survey.
And if the town officials were so upset about our
banners, why were 100 percent of the callers FOR a
new bridge to Longboat Key?
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Tingley Library budget
separate from city budget
As Bradenton Beach begins its budgeting process
for the coming year we wish to bring to your attention
a situation which may cause misunderstanding with the
In preparing the budget, the city lumps the income
and expenses of the library with the rest of the depart-
ments. The Tingley Memorial Library expenses are not
paid by the city taxes and we hope to keep it that way.
The library expenses are kept within the interest
income earned from the Tingley bequeath and we de-
plore the misunderstanding that will arise because of
this "lumping" (which may not be the accounting term
but we think it makes the point).
Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley bequeathed to the
city a substantial sum of money to be spent with library
board approval. The board and city built the library,
provided the initial collection with part of that money
and invested the remainder using the interest earned to
provide for operating expenses.
The money is controlled by the city but should not
be considered part of the city's reserve funds or bud-
get for tax purposes. Its use is restricted by the bequeath
for library expenditure only.
There are nearly 40 volunteers who, since the li-
brary opened in February, have been trained to provide
library services to the public. These dedicated people
do everything from shelving books to vacuuming the
floor to keep expenses within the limits dictated by the
interest income. It is the generous donation of dollars
and books which increase the collection for the more
than 400 patrons who hold library cards. These volun-
teers and patrons come to us from a wide area, west
Bradenton to Longboat Key to Anna Maria. Some are
vacationing here, some are winter residents and others
are full-time residents.
We feel we do not have to limit service to city resi-
dents because city taxes do not pay for the library. Please
keep this in mind when reading reports on the budget
workshops. The library needs the donations of time, books
and money that people provide knowing that they do so
to keep the library running without tax dollars.
John and Mollie Sandberg, Bradenton Beach
Approves new marina
I would like to state that I am a resident of
Bradenton Beach and I am for Mr. Bazzy's $1.1 mil-
lion marina. In fact, it will be almost in my back yard
and I can remember when I first bought this house, the
marina was a total disgrace, derelict boats, trash, etc.
Then along came Mr. Bazzy and it's been uphill
since. He has done a great job considering how the few
neighbors have given him such a hard time. These .are
the same people who were against the Bridge Street
renovation, the round-a-bout and any other change. I
guess when we get older we can't stand change.
Mr. Bazzy's marina will help us all. The 27 percent
tax raise proposal will hurt us all, but this will give the city
a nice tax structure and will help the residents in the purse.
Come on, residents, we can't stop progress but we
can help. These style of marinas are all over Florida and
are an asset to any community. It certainly will be bet-
ter for the city than all the empty storefronts and ugly
Cyclone fences around town.
There are as many for this project as against it. So
those that are for it must let this be known. Let's not be
the silent majority. Speak up. Mr. Bazzy takes pride in
what he has.
Kathy Schreckengost, Bradenton Beach
Water shortage is inevitable
On May 28, 1965, a letter from the Florida Board
of Conservation agreed, with me over my concern of
possible water shortages due to unplanned growth.
On Jan. 9, 1974, as president of the South Pinellas
Senior Citizens, I gave the county our petition to plan
growth with more intelligence.
On June 21, 1994,1 I asked the county to declare a
moratorium on all requests for increased residential zon-
ing, explaining we are running out of water (among other
services) as it is foolhardy to give the go-ahead signal to
bring in more people than the area had permission for.
If we are going to properly assess the "water" prob-
lem, we must remember our state finally created a halt
to local nonsense in these matters by creating a growth
But dollars are at stake. Well, you taxpayers, now you
pay for bumbling officialdom. I suggest we sue the county.
Pat Imperato, Palm Harbor
THOSE WEtE THfE BAYS
Part 4, The Homesteaders
by June Alder
Mamie Bean at
16, when she
first came to
live on Anna
It was nothing fancy, the house that
George Emerson Bean built amid a
stand of palm trees on the windswept
northern tip of Anna Maria Key in the
fall of 1893. But the plain board-and-
batten, cedar-shingled one-story struc-
ture set'on stubby pilings had a New
England kind of solidity, as if it could
stand any gale.
It had a living room, a lean-to
kitchen and three small bedrooms -
one for George; another for sons Will,
18, and Hal, 14; and the third for 16-
year-old Mamie and her sister Edith, 12.
The first tasks for George and his
sons were to build a barn, dig a well and
clear plots for a vegetable garden and a
grove of citrus trees. George intended to
begin shipping fruit and produce to
Tampa as soon as the U.S. government
dredged the deep channel down to
Sarasota the politicians were talking
Mamie was in charge of the house,
furnished with some of the furniture
from their large Franklin Street home in
Tampa. She had the piano her mother
had imported from England and her
sewing machine on which she got busy
stitching up curtains and other things to
brighten the house. She did most of the
cooking and baking in the cool of the
early morning, helped by Edith except
when she was in school in Tampa.
Everyone quickly settled into a rou-
tine that first year.
There were chickens to feed, the
cow to milk ("swum over" from the
mainland) and, always, hoeing to do in
the garden. It was up with the cardinals
before dawn, in bed and asleep to the
sound of the crickets shortly after dark.
Every evening George would read
from the Scriptures and lead them in
prayers after which they would sing
hymns and the old songs around the pi-
ano. Sometimes the two married Bean
brothers, Frank and Cecil, and their
families would be there on weekends,
but otherwise they had few visitors.
After devotions they would all take
their chairs outside and watch the sun go
down. One could never see enough of
Anna Maria sunsets: the magic moment
when the blood-red sun seemed to stand
still above the horizon; the flash of
green as it plunged into the molten
Gulf; the sky's slow fade from crimson
and gold to purple to deep blue until the
stars came out and the bright moon rose.
George would linger after everyone
else went inside. Mamie never forgot
the picture. Her father sitting alone in
the dark, his long legs stretched out in
front of him, singing softly in his rich
baritone the strains of Stephen Foster's
But though Mamie tried to give no
sign of it to the others, the end of the
day in all its beauty often made her
melancholy. For she had left her heart
back in Tampa.
The Salvation Army had come to
Tampa in the person of Captain Wilbur
Hall in the spring of '93. The lively
singing, the jingle of the tambourines
and the beat of the drum as he marched
his ragtag followers through town
mightily attracted her.
And, listening to his sermons, she
decided (as she said many years later),
"This was religion as it ought to be!
After that, church seemed tame and col-
orless. I determined to become a sol-
But George rightly suspecting
his favorite daughter had formed a ro-
mantic attachment with Wilbur, 14
years her senior took her off to Anna
Maria. So Mamie and Wilbur wrote let-
ters back and forth, and sometimes
when the family went back to Tampa,
she managed to slip away to be with
Then one day just after her 17th
birthday Wilbur sent word he had re-
ceived "marching orders." He'd be
leaving immediately for Cleveland. In
His own good time, he trusted, the Lord
would make a way for them to serve
Him together in the Army.
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Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Herb Dolan told
department heads they will have to defend their bud-
gets, including increases due to a
new salary plan, at the first public
hearing Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. 'Ifirmly belh
A few changes were made to workable an
the planning department's budget
at last week's work session a everyone up
change in salary from $29,094 to felt that this
$30,000 and changes in social se- the city want
curity, retirement, health insur-
ance, professional services and at- locks up salad
tourney fees. Otherwise, the budget years and be
remains the same as the previous
work session with a millage of
3.4457, an increase of .7431 over last year or about
$74 for a home valued at $100,000.
The tax increase represents a 27 percent increase
from last year. The city budget increase is 36 percent
more than last year. Total proposed budget for the city
is $1,412,596 for fiscal year 1994-95. The current
budget is $1,041,864.
City Accountant Joyce Pascuzzi noted millage can
be lowered, but not raised, once the final figure is sub-
mitted to the tax collector's office.
The major discussion at the work session focused
on the new salary plan, which allows employees a 1.7
percent increase plus a COLA (cost of living allow-
ance) increase each year for the first 13 years. After 13
years, employees will get only the COLA increase.
Councilman Bill Campbell said, "Maybe we
should just scrap this whole thing (salary plan) and just
give the employees a three or four percent increase.
They just got carried away with this. Somehow it got
By Pat Copeland
In a half hour of intense wheeling and dealing
among Holmes Beach Council members, the Anna
Maria Island Community Center (AMICC) ended up
the loser as council finalized contributions in the city's
AMICC, which received $15,000 in the city's
1993/94 budget, requested that the city double its con-
tribution this year. The request created frequently in-
tense dialogue in budget sessions over the past few
weeks, as the council held to a $450 increase.
At Thursday's work session, council agreed to
remove the $450 from the AMICC's contribution and
give the money to the Friends of the Island Library,
leaving AMICC with the same allotment as in the
The dealing started with Councilman Luke
Courtney, who proposed that council take $2,550 of
the $3,093 earmarked for capital expenditures and add
it to the center's contribution of $15,450 for a total of
$18,000. The remaining $543 could go to the Friends
of the Island Library, he said.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said creating a capital
expenditures fund was one of his campaign promises
and "if council desires to eliminate this capital expen-
ditures budget, it's doing so at the expense of the fu-
ture needs of the city."
Courtney said there is a $20,000 contingency for
emergencies and excess coming in from the city's in-
vestments of its reserves. Teri Kirkpatrick, city ac-
countant, said the city will only receive a portion of the
reserve interest this year and it is already budgeted,
and Bohnenberger added that the contingency is for
Council Chairman Mary Ellen Reichard noted that
the city has major expenses to face such as repair or
replacement of the Key Royale Bridge and compliance
at city hall with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
"I'm afraid of setting a precedent here," she
pointed out. "I don't feel the City of Holmes Beach
should be expected to be one of the main funding
sources for the community center. We've got the city
to run first. We don't have the money to give them and
then we're stuck looking like the bad guys."
Councilwoman Pat Geyer said the city does a lot
blown way out of proportion."
City Clerk Alice Baird replied, "I firmly believe
this is workable and it seems everyone
up to this point felt that this was the
'e this is way the city wanted to go. It locks up
it seems salaries for 13 years and beyond."
Baird said for years the city gave
this point employees across-the-board increases
as the way with no adjustments for experience,
I to go. It additional training or work load. The
salary plan is an attempt to create par-
ies for 13 ity among employees.
)nd.' "The salaries increase from $800
to $4,800; how do we justify that?"
asked Dolan, the council's budget
chairman. "If we went for a standard raise of three per-
cent, that would be $750 on $25,000.
Maintenance Supervisor Buddy Watts said some of
the increase is to compensate employees for losing their
"But you're getting it (an increase), then it stays
in," replied Dolan.
Mayor Katie Pierola said she felt Deputy Clerk
Sarah Kaufmann should be moved into a higher pay
level due to the volume of work she is responsible for.
The others agreed.
Councilman Dick Suhre suggested giving each
employee half of their increase this year and half next
year in order to ease into the plan more slowly.
Dolan pointed out, "What it boils down to is
$10,000 in unusual increases to get into the step plan.
If we took it out of the budget, the millage would drop
.01. Let's leave it alone."
The second budget public hearing is Sept. 20.
... while employees big winners in
Bradenton Beach budget battle
for the community center in addition to making the
contribution, such as allowing use of the city field for
the center's annual circus and the ball field for Little
Bohnenberger said maintenance of the field costs
the city $5,000 per year.
Councilwoman Billie Martini made the next proposal
-leave $3,000 in the capital expenditures fund and take
the $93 remaining, $100 from the historical society con-
tribution and the $500 Mote Marine contribution for a total
of $693 for the Friends of the Island Library.
However, Police Chief Jay Romine stressed, "This
city gets more services out of Mote Marine than it does
anybody else. It would cost us a fortune if we had to go
out and do what we ask Mote Marine.to do and they're
here in a matter of 30 minutes."
Reichard countered Martini's suggestion leave
$1,000 in the capital expenditures fund and of the re-
maining $2093, give $500 to the Friends of the Island
Library and $1,593 to the community center.
Courtney told the council, "I don't see this as a
donation. I see the community center as providing us
with a service similar to police service. These people
give us back so much more in return by educating our
youth and keeping them out of jail in the future. We are
investing in the kids of this Island by supporting our
Reichard responded, "Although I can agree with
you in concept, I can't disagree with you more when
you say they are like the police department. The police
are city employees. We can hire and fire them if we
don't think they're doing a good job. We have no say
over whether or not we're going to hire or fire Pierrette
Kelly to run the community center. We can't tell them
what kind of counselors to hire or what their salary is
going to be. We don't control their budget."
Geyer made the next suggestion keep $2,000 in
the capital expenditures fund, give $500 of the balance
to the Friends of the Library and the remaining $493 to
the community center.
Martini came back with the final recommendation -
keep $3,000 in the capital expenditures fund, take the
balance of $93 and $450 from the community center for
a total of $543 to the Friends of the Island Library.
This recommendation will be voted on at the Aug.
2 council meeting.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 28, 1994 U PAGE 9 IMG
D- D- D-
S Islanders filled over three-
quarters of the lanes at Galaxy
e Lanes on CortezRoad in
Bradenton to raise over $1,500
for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center last week.
The occasion was the Third
Annual O'Connor Bowling
Challenge, sponsored by
George and Billy O'Connor,
tLAjand Pat Mowrey took a quick
shot at the photographer before
the alleys got heated up. The
late nightparty at Crabby
Bill'sfollowing the bowling
S raised more money with lots of
generous raffle prizes donated
by Island businesses.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Kiwanis service helps
By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
This year marked 30 years of the Kiwanis Club of
Anna Maria Island celebrating Easter the natural way
- at sunrise on the beach.
The April 3 Easter service was held just north of
the Manatee Public Beach pavilion and drew between
750 to 1,000 people, estimates Richard Ross, Anna
Maria Island Kiwanis secretary/treasurer.
"This traditional ceremony gets bigger every year,"
says John Bonser, Kiwanis president and head of the
Spiritual Aims Committee for two years.
Many of the Island's churches cooperatively help
with the service every year, says Bonser. The service
this year was led by the Rev. Dan Kilts of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church. Services in the past have also been
led by ministers of St. Bernard Catholic Church, First
Church of Christ Scientist, Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, Island Baptist Church, Church of the
Annunciation and Harvey Memorial Church.
The Kiwanis Easter service collection netted
$1,300 from the offering, according to Ross' records.
And Bob Pool, Kiwanis charter member, donated $100
which brought the donation total to an even $1,400,
The result: Kiwanis donated $200 to the Island's
"And Harvey Memorial really looks forward to
that check," says Ross.
As the Island Kiwanis club has made a tradition
of their Easter outdoor sunrise service, the traditional
mission of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island has
also remained constant.
"The mission of Kiwanis is to help children," says
"At this time, helping children is a priority,"
agrees Bonser, who feels that contributions to the Is-
land churches has a trickle-down effect in helping kids
"as part of the community."
As part of the community, Kiwanis depends on
contributions from members such as Pool, the Island's
churches and local businesses.
Charlie Jones, who grew up on Anna Maria Island
and owns Charlie Jones Wholesale Nursery in north-
west Bradenton, brought a truck load of flowers and
beautiful plants for the service, says Bonser.
"And the people at Cafe on the Beach were most
supportive and cooperative," Bonser adds. "They pro-
vided the lighting for the service" which began before
the dawn's natural light.
Among a long list of mission goals, the Kiwanis
Club of Anna Maria Island is a service organization
dedicated to altruism and building better communities.
And it is an open club and welcomes new members.
"Our club meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at Key
West Willy's in Bradenton Beach," says Ross. "If you
would like to be a member of our club, come to our
Kailah Klosky of Holmes
Beach and Katelyn
Sherwood, visiting from
Virgina, both 8 years
old, recreated an artistic
rendition of Roser
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summer program for kids
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Island Players to hold
The Island Players of Anna Maria will hold audi-
tions for "A Flea in Her Ear" at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday,
July 31, at the theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
The play, a comic period farce by George Feydeau,
calls for a cast of nine men and five women of various
ages. The play opens Oct. 14 and runs through Oct. 23.
For more information call 794-2188.
to present program
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
present a free program by Mary Ellen Bums, "A Walk
Through England," on Monday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., at the
Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and a
general meeting will follow the program.
The Artists Guild apologizes to the public for pub-
licizing incorrect dates for the July program.
Writers group to meet
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet Monday,
Aug. 1, 10:15 a.m., at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Writers should bring their works of poetry or es-
says to read. Guests are welcome.
For more information call 778-6879.
South Manatee Library
presents Tlesday films
The South Manatee Branch Library will show
films every Tuesday through the month of August be-
ginning at 2 p.m. The films are free and reservations are
Aug. 2: "Little Lulu," "Nonsense Poems -Lewis
Carroll: The Hunting of Snark" and "Brave Irene."
Aug. 9: "Oh, Boy! Babies" and "Paddle to the
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By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
We actually got a response to last week's query
about anyone remembering the "Christmas in July"at
Trader Jack's. Long-time Island residents Pat (our own
intrepid Islander Bystander reporter) and Doug
Copeland, (they say married for years and years),
worked together at Trader Jack's in the old days, and
they look like a couple of kids in the pictures.
Every summer, Jack's day-time bartender Ed Kelly
would put together, produce and direct a "theme
show." Kelly, who since passed away, was very active
with the Island Players and loved theater. For one
weekend in July, the Trader Jack's crew was the cast,
and the talent was thick. It's a shame the tradition was
lost with the flames when Trader Jack's "burned out."
Tia Lena's in Bradenton Beach has new "Sunset
Specials" including veal Francaise and tempura-bat-
tered shrimp. And a reminder: Tia Lena's is closed on
Monday for the summer..
Painters and sign makers at Crabby Bill's in
Holmes Beach are busy like Michaelangelo painting
the Sistine Chapel.
The likeness of namesake Crabby Bill, a fairly crusty,
weathered, fisherman looking kinda guy appears on the
roadside sign in front of the restaurant, on the menu/
placemats and on numerous items in a specialty gift shop
located in the front of the restaurant Now comes word his
airbrushed portrait is larger than life on the ceiling in the
revolving dining room of the restaurant the Compass
Room. Yes, there's a big Crabby Bill up there watching
over you as you dine and spin. There's no end to the
amusement at this fun family dining spot.
I was riding my bicycle one afternoon recently and
just a few blocks from Mr. Bones BBQ, I could smell
that wonderful aroma of barbecue sauce brewing, no
doubt the cooks prepping for the approaching dinner
hour. It was certainly enough to start my tastebuds stir-
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Nearby, I noticed Harlan's One Hour Photo was
painting new film "characters" on the windows. With
the help of a decorator, owners Gordy and Barb Harlan
are sprucing up with green plants around the windows
and a new look for the entrance. The new ambiance is
"comforting rather than confrontive," Gordy tells me.
The sprucing up may be in anticipation of the
opening of Crowder Brothers Hardware just a few
doors over. Gordy says his customers are asking about
the arrival date of the long-time Bradenton family-
owned hardware store on the Island. It will be a wel-
come addition to the shopping center at the opposite
end from Shells restaurant around Sept. 1.
At Turtles Bar & Grill Wednesday night is always
reggae night with top name bands featuring island sounds.
At the Anchorage, a late night happy hour starting
at 10 p.m. is the talk of the town, due mostly to a hot
food buffet that's delicious and free.
The Beach House and the Sandbar are sharing the
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And across the bridge in Bradenton, Safari Joe's will
open sometime in August What started as Flanagan's
with fine dining and some head-line entertainment (I saw
Steppenwolf there) in the 1980s became Rumors and fi-
nally Rumors Has It, an unsuccessful attempt at a teen club
which closed in 1992. The new restaurant which is now
being remodeled will be geared toward casual family din-
ing. Located at 6701 Manatee Ave.W., new owner Spiro
Paizes, from Tampa, is a caterer with 15 years experience.
Safari Joe's will feature a dance floor, a bar and 200-seat
And one "trivial pursuit" kind-of item. The Cen-
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These chickens are special they are a northeastern
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Island Police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available
July 10, DUI, 1300 block to 2200 block of Gulf
Drive North. The officer, traveling south on Gulf
Drive, observed Joe J. Rodriguez, 41, of Winter Park,
following too close behind another vehicle. The officer
turned around and followed Rodriguez, who made an
abrupt turn off Gulf Drive onto Avenue C. As the of-
ficer pursued Rodriguez, he noted that Rodriguez drove
into the wrong lane of traffic. When Rodriguez stopped
his vehicle, he exited and almost fell, said the report.
He smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage, refused
to take performance tests and was placed in custody.
July 10, theft, 2300 block of Canasta Drive. The
victim reported that a person unknown has been taking
underwear off her clothesline.
July 10, aggravated assault with a weapon (do-
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house. The arguing continued from the porch of the
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missing her head and shattering on the house. The sub-
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July 14, aggravated domestic battery, resisting
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tim in the face with a closed fist. The subject fled on
foot and the officer chased him nine blocks before
catching him. The subject drew back with a closed fist
and the officer sprayed him with pepper spray. The
subject drew back his fist again and the back-up officer
hit him in the leg with a police baton. The subject was
placed in custody.
July 15, disorderly intoxication, 100 block of
Fourth Street North. The officer observed about 10
people watching a disturbance, heard yelling and
swearing and observed the subject threaten the victim.
The officer noted that the subject was visibly intoxi-
cated and asked him to calm down. The subject swore
at the officer, refused to calm down and walked away.
He was placed in custody.
While in the house, the officer observed a portable
scale and all the subject's roommates denied posses-
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July 16, larceny of a bicycle valued at $75, 3800
block of East Bay Drive.
July 16, burglary, 100 block of 34th Street. The
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found that a person unknown had removed a wallet
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and $50 in cash from her purse.
July 16, lost property, Kingfish Ramp. The com-
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vehicle and drove off.
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block of South Harbor Drive. The officer was respond-
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tailgating the vehicle ahead of him, which contained his
girlfriend. As the officer caught up with Root, he ob-
served Root exit his truck and yell at his girlfriend.
When Root saw the officer approach, he jumped back
into his truck and accelerated rapidly, spinning his tires
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and nearly hitting two pedestrians, said the report.
Root then stopped and as the officer approached
the truck, he floored the accelerator and took off in the
truck. The officer jumped back into his vehicle and
observed Root to be on the wrong side of the road as
he proceeded south into the curve at the 3700 block of
Manatee Avenue. The officer reported that he observed
Root pass several vehicles in the 3500 to 3300 block of
Manatee Avenue, travel back into the curve at the 3200
block too fast, travel onto the sidewalk, over-correct
and nearly overturn the truck.
Root then crossed the road, making a hard left turn
to northbound Sixth Avenue, ran off the street into a
yard in the 3200 block and continue on Sixth Avenue.
At Manatee Avenue, Root failed to stop for a stop sign
and continued north into the parking lot of St.
Bernard's Catholic Church, where he jumped out of the
truck and fled into a wooded area. As the officer caught
up with Root, he noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic
beverage, Root's flushed face and bloodshot eyes. Root
was placed in custody.
July 17, vandalism, 200 block of Peacock Lane.
The complainant reported he got into an argument with
a subject in a blue Ford and the subject started yelling
at him. The subject got out of the vehicle, took a base-
ball bat and hit a stop sign and mailboxes, got back in
the vehicle and left the scene.
A sheriffs deputy stopped the subject in the 100
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him and he got upset and started hitting mailboxes. The
owner of the mailbox said he would not press charges
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July 18, suspicious, 2900 block of Avenue F. The
officer was responding in reference to a theft and the
complainant said four juveniles removed a cabana and
were walking south on the beach. While the officer was
checking the area, the complainant found the cabana in
the water with no damage. The officer located the ju-
veniles in the 100 block of 30th Street and reported that
he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on
them. He transported them to the police department and
called their parents to pick them up.
July 18, suspicious, 6200 block of Holmes Bou-
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the sewer and said it was baby alligators. The officer
listened and said he thought the noise was coming from
frogs. He used his flashlight but was unable to see
anything, so he asked the fire department to flush the
sewer. Baby frogs were found.
July 18, found property a set of 12 keys, 3200
block of the beach.
July 20,6900 block of Gulf Drive. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown removed a television
from a rental unit.
July 21, traffic, 5600 block of Manatee Avenue.
The officer was advised by a sheriffs' deputy that the
subject had just left Anna Maria after a disturbance and
was intoxicated. The officer stopped the subject who
had a business-purposes-only license. He issued a sum-
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license and called a tow truck for the vehicle.
July 20, 3007 Gulf Dr., Anchor Inn. The com-
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In the early morning hours last Saturday, while
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Steve Wolff investigated what he thought was a lit
flashlight in a garage storage unit behind Island TV.
According to Fire Chief Andy Price, "he's the
"We wouldn't have found the fire until the
flames were through the roof," Price said. There was
no smoke detector and no alarm in the storage area.
Price said a box of combustibles was left next to a
ceramic kiln which had been left operating over-
night The radiant heat from the kiln ignited the box
and what the police saw was flickering sparks, ready
to catch fire, through the garage door.
The storage garage at 5300 Holmes Blvd. is
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lery owned by Bren Jackson. The storage garage
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plainant reported she gave a white male subject a ride
from the Dry Dock Inn. He bought her drinks, then they
had a disagreement and he left the business. She said
when she went outside to her vehicle, she found the
subject going through her glove box and told him to get
out of her vehicle. Later she found $20 missing.
July 21, burglary, 200 block of 85th Street. The
complainant reported that a person unknown entered
his vehicle and rifled through papers and the contents
of the glove box. There was no damage.
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Island girl horses her way into winner's circle
By Mark Ratliff
In the 1950s movie, International Velvet, a young
Elizabeth Taylor instilled equestrian dreams in many
There's probably not a young girl alive who hasn't
dreamed of owning a horse, and 11-year-old Alexis
Glanz is certainly no exception. She's got herself a
pony, but he's no ordinary hayburner.
Alexis is no ordinary rider, either.
"Blueprint is a Ferrari," says Ann Thai, instructor
of Alexis and trainer to her prize-winning mount, Blue-
print. "It's just like with cars some are Volkswagens
and some are Ferraris, and Blueprint is definitely a
Of course, a "fancy" pony (the term of art for a
superb animal) wouldn't be much without an equal
rider, and recently the team of Alexis and Blueprint has
been turning heads all over the junior horse jumping
circuit. Quite an accomplishment considering that
Alexis has been riding for only three years and just
since January on Blueprint.
Alexis' rise as a rider has been meteoric to say the
least. This St. Stephen's School sixth-grader started at
eight years of age with a training pony called M&M,
and her introduction to competition came in the walk-
trot division, a slow-paced event primarily aimed at
exhibiting horses and rider.
"That wasn't really exciting," Alexis says. "But
then we moved up to the short-stirrup division, which
is jumping around a course over 18-inch jumps."
Alexis explains that the courses usually have eight
jumps in a specific order which must be learned anew
for each competition as the order changes.
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"I just moved up to pony-hunter," Alexis says,
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Alexis says she's been in "a lot" of competitions,
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can take it as far as she wants to go with it."
Thai seems to think the sky's the limit as well.
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Islander Photo courtesy Ramona Glanz
Alexis relaxes for a moment with Blueprint during a
break in the show.
Could Alexis Glanz and
her horse, Blueprint,
have Olympic designs?
learns to ride, Blueprint has the quality to win at all lev-
els of national competition, because he's done that in
Blueprint won the National Pony Finals last year
for large ponies, and qualified to compete for the honor
this year as well, though Glanz did not enter him this
Though she is the owner of a nationally-known pony,
all is not glamour in the sport of horse jumping. Alexis
trains two hours a day at Thal's Snaffles Farm in east
Bradenton, but she puts in considerably more time than
that at the farm. After all, there are a lot of hot, messy
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"I usually get there at 8:30 and I leave at 5," the
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There's little good news this week, folks
By Bob Ardren
Our friends the commercial fisherfolks have taken
a series of heavy hits during the past week or so, and
we'll get to those. But first I'd like to be positive and
tell you about their All Florida Fish Fry coming up
Saturday in Cortez.
Scheduled from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., the traditional
fish fry will feature mullet, hushpuppies and coleslaw -
all for $5. At least as good as the fish will be the entertain-
ment provided by the Cortez Grand 01' Oprey, the
Cloggers, the Willy Steele Band and the Two River Band.
As is usual in Cortez, the fish fry is a cooperative
effort. A.P. Bell Fish Co. and Sigma International are
providing the fish, Walt's of Sarasota is doing the
to be held at Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary
A wild bird rescue training and volunteer ori-
entation will be held at the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., City Is-
land, Sarasota, on Saturday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m.
The sanctuary is in need of volunteers to help
with rescue, rehabilitation and in the hospital.
Other volunteers are needed to help in the gift
shop, the information booth and to guide tours.
Training is provided in all areas.
The class is free and pre-registration is not
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cooking and the entire affair is sponsored by the Cortez
Chapter of Organized Fishermen of Florida. The event
will take place near the water between the Bell and Star
Don't forget to bring along a chair if you want to
sit around the listen to the music for a couple of hours,
and be prepared to have a good time.
Now, some bad news.
We've reached the limits on fishing the oceans,
according to Worldwatch Institute based in Washing-
ton, D.C. In the non-profit organization's words, "The
oceans are not the unlimited reservoir of low-cost food
they were once considered-."
The proof of that statement, according to
Worldwatch, is that despite ever-increasing technology
and bigger factory ships, there's been a five-percent
decline in world-wide catch since 1989. At the same
time, world population is growing at the rate of adding
the equivalent of Mexico every year about 70 mil-
Compare that statistic with the supply of fishery
products growing at three times the rate of human
population during the 1950's and 1960's.
As examples, Worldwatch points to: oysters in
Chesapeake Bay, now at only four percent of former
levels; North Atlantic cod "now may be commercially
extinct;" Atlantic bluefin tuna are down to 10 percent
of their former levels; and many North Pacific salmon
species are on the brink of extinction.
"If current mismanagement continues, we can ex-
pect a future in which millions of fishers are out of
work ... a future in which traditional fishing cultures
from Nova Scotia to Malaysia disappear," according to
Peter Weber of Worldwatch.
He could just as well have included Cortez, too.
Notice, please, he said, "If current mismanagement
continues" and we in Florida can understand that.
We've seen what proper management of a fishery can
accomplish with species such as snook, redfish and
mullet. There's no reason it can't be applied to other
species as well. But we have to be willing to do it.
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ers this week was the announcement by the Florida
Conservation Association that its "ban the nets" con-
stitutional amendment will be on the ballot next fall.
You can be sure the so-called sport fishing industry is
pulling out all the stops and raising a ton of money to
pass the measure.
I really don't want to go through all the arguments
about that amendment again, and this paper really
doesn't need any more wannabe politically correct
advertisers to cancel because I tell a little truth. But the
fact is, if that amendment passes, the condo develop-
ers are eventually going to have a heyday putting up
their "marina towers" project where the historic village
of Cortez stands now.
You see, there's no fisheries management provi-
sion in that amendment, and management is what's
needed. The fisheries won't survive without it.
Still another piece of bad news for Florida fish-
ers this week was the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration's recommendation that Florida, Loui-
siana and Texas shut down their oyster fisheries six
months a year. That works out to half the time, if you're
as slow with numbers as I am.
According to the FDA, alcoholics with liver dam-
age, people on chemotherapy or suffering from AIDS,
diabetes, liver disease, certain blood disorders or low
stomach acid are most vulnerable. The feds estimate as
many as 15 people'in those categories died from the
bacteria vibrio vulnificus found in raw oysters last year.
That's right, 15 people.
Too bad for them that oyster fishers don't have
political clout like, say, cigarette makers.
Now to be honest, the ban hasn't been officially pro-
posed yet, and nobody is certain that it will. Maybe this
was just a trial balloon to get public reaction. But the fact
that the government is even thinking about drastically
curtailing an industry employing untold numbers of
people to save maybe 15 lives is pretty scary.
So as I said at the top, it has been a bad week for
the fishers. Go have some hot mullet in Cortez this
weekend, and maybe take a last look.
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Tarpon season still with us, but get your silver king now
By Capt. Mike Heistand
We took a trip to Boca Grande Sunday, and are
happy to report that tarpon fishing there is still coming
on strong. We had two hook-ups and saw lots of fish.
Closer to home, Bob Nash told me there are tarpon still
rolling in the surf off the beaches, but he said action is
starting to slow as the summer advances.
Backwater fishers are doing well with trout and
redfish, while offshore anglers seem to have the best
luck with snapper and some big amberjack.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching mackerel, a few mangrove snapper,
some too-big redfish and a few black drum.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishers there
have been catching a lot of catch-and-release snook at
night. Sunday, a pier fisherman caught and let-go a 12-
pound linesider. There are also good catches of man-
grove snapper, mackerel and black drum.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said action in the
Gulf is excellent now. His clients are coming back to
the dock with 17-inch mangrove snapper, some 25-inch
Spanish mackerel and a few cobia. In the backwater,
redfish, trout, flounder and snook have been caught.
Capt. Dave on the Neva-Miss says his charters are
catching mackerel in 20- to 50-feet of water, with some
up to five pounds. There are plenty of mangrove snap-
per on the ledges and near the structures. Grouper are
being caught on the trips 20 miles out in the Gulf.
Lee at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said there
are a lot of reds and trout on the flats, and a few cobia
as well. Offshore, best bets seem to be mackerel, grou-
per and amberjack.
Toni at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said anglers
on the four-hour trip are averaging 100 head of Key West
grunts, sea bass, trigger fish, lane snapper and a couple red
grouper. The six-hour trip is averaging 150 head of ver-
milion snapper, lane snapper, mangrove snapper, porgies
and red grouper. The nine-hour trip is averaging 40 head
of red snapper, mangrove snapper, yellowtail, lane snap-
per, red grouper, banded rudder fish, scamp and bonita.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said tarpon are out
near the beaches. There are good-sized trout on the
seagrass beds in the bays, and the small sharks are still
to be found in the estuary.
On my boat Magic we've been catching a lot of
redfish, most over the 27-inch size limit for keepers.
'Offshore, there are a lot of mangrove snapper near the
three and seven mile artificial reefs.
Capt. Rick Gross is still catching permit offshore.
Backwater fishing is producing redfish, and there are
still a lot of catch-and-release snook around.
Capt. Mark Bradow said there are still a lot of
small sharks in the bays. He's doing a number on trout,
mostly near the flats.
Capt. Tom Chaya said mackerel are moving
around in the Gulf, and hungry. Closer to shore, red-
fish are the best bet.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said fishers who
like to wade are doing well with reds by the Manatee
Avenue Bridge. Offshore, Rick says dolphin are being
caught, as well as plenty of mangrove snapper.
Capt. Phil Shields said red grouper, dolphin, man-
grove and lane snapper as well as 40- to 50-pound amber-
jack are coming to the boat while he's been offshore.
Capt. Todd Romine said there are lots and lots of
redfish being caught, as well as several big catch-and-
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Margaret 'Peg' Burrett
Margaret 'Peg' Burrett Bennett, 75, of
Canandaigua, N.Y., and formerly of Holmes Beach
died July 19 in Canandaigua.
There will be no visitation or local service. Memori-
als may be made to the Crystal Beach Fire Department,
4468 E. Lake Rd., Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424, or the
Canandaigua Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 385,
Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424. Kennedy and Son Funeral
Home, Canandaigua, is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., Mrs. Bennett was a former
resident of Holmes Beach. She was a property manager.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolee Bennett-
Farrell of Sodus Point, N.Y.; a son, Jack of
Canandaigua; two sisters, Lillian Stewart and Marian
Wirsing, both of Holcomb, N.Y.; a brother, Malcure
"Bud" of Palm Springs, Calif.; four grandchildren; and
Edward F. Dillon
Edward F. Dillon, 81, of Anna Maria died July 21
in Freedom Care Pavilion.
There will be no visitation or service. Toale Brothers
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Boston, Mr. Dillon came to the area from
Martha's Vineyard, Mass., in 1983. He was a heavy
equipment operator for the state of Massachusetts. He
attended Island Baptist Church. He was a member of
South Boston Yacht Club, American Legion, Veterans
of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, all
of Martha's Vineyard.
He was a member of the Oriental Masonic Lodge
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Martha's Vine-
yard, the New Bedford Council of Royal and Select,
Masters in New Bedford, Mass., Sahib Temple Shrine
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in Sarasota and Gulf Shrine Club in Anna maria. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by two step-daughters, Jeanne Odams
of Wrentham, Mass., and Priscilla Cryers of Manomet,
Mass.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Bessie F. Livermore
Bessie F. Livermore, 82, of Anna Maria died July
22 at HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
There will be no visitation. Service was held at
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, with the Rev.
Paul Scheele officiating. Memorials may be made to the
American Heart Association, Suncoast Chapter, 6028
26th St W., Bradenton, FL 34207, or the charity of choice.
Born in New Haven, Conn., Mrs. Livermore came to
Manatee County from Branford, Conn., in 1971. She was
a retired secretary and a member of the First Congrega-
tional Church of Branford.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon L. Catlin
of Bradenton and B. Jacquelyn Vallancourt of
Longwood; two sons, Jeffrey G. of Plainville, Conn.,
and Norman D. of Cheshire, Conn.; 14 grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren.
Erna M. Mitchell
Erna M. Mitchell, 73, of Bradenton died July 22 in
HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Service will be private. Inurnment will be in
Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. National Cre-
mation Society is in charge of arrangements. Memori-
als may be made to your favorite charity.
Born in Norristown, Pa., Mrs. Mitchell came to
Manatee County from Devon, Pa., in 1992. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach. She was an avid
She is survived by her husband, Charles M.; a daugh-
ter, Kim McIntire of Merritt Island; two sons, Peter H. of
Orlando and Charles M. III of Vienna, Va.; and seven
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I feel sorry for you folks on the Island and I am
sure you will agree,
That you really have your trouble with traffic on
Cortez and Manatee.
Just don't plan to go some place and get there on
Especially if you have reservations to go some
place and dine.
For the cars are lined up bumper to bumper and
traffic is stop and go.
And how anyone gets any place is more than I will
But our best politicians say it can be solved and
know just what to do.
So it'll probably be fixed for our grandchildren but
not for me and you.
Gift store opens on
Joanne Soliday has signed a lease for 1,095 square
feet for her new store Uniquely Florida Gifts, at the
Avenue of the Flowers Shopping Center, Town Plaza,
Longboat Key. Soliday has more than 18 years expe-
rience with retail gifts in both ownership and manage-
ment. She plans a September opening.
With the signing of this agreement, Avenue of the
Flowers at Town Plaza is 100 percent leased. The cen-
ter is located on Bay Isles Parkway and anchored by
Publix and Eckerd.
The lease was negotiated by Lee De Lieto, Commer-
cial Leasing agent with Neal Mannausa, Inc., AMO.
Recycle trinkets and treasures
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The Unity in Manatee Church is looking for dona-
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1800 Gulf Dr
113 La Costa .
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101 Sunset Terrace
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2916 Av C
3402 Gulf Dr
6 Gulf Beach Place
3801 4th Av
3 La Playita.
407 63rd St
432 62nd St
528 68th St
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2804 Gulf Dr
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3601 East Bay Dr
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ground home 1975
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Thanks to our loyal readers who want to keep up on Island news and
happenings while they are away, the July 28 issue of
The Islander Bystander will be mailed to a record
number of out-of-town subscribers!
Thank you all!
SUN CAY Condos ... charming, landscaped, w/pool
& only 1/2 block from beach! 6 units: (3) 2 bedroom
& (3) 1 bedroom. Excellent rental history. Approx.
10% ROI. $535,000. #KS57721
ISLAND PARADISEI Chic & very attractive Gulf
front condo! Wall of mirrors in living room expands
the space. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Beautiful kitchen with
breakfast bar. Panoramic view of Anna Maria's spec-
tacular sunsets. $339,900.
PERICO BAY CLUBI Ground level unit, tastefully
furnished! 2BR/2BA with large kitchen & screened
lanai. Overlooks nature preserve. Pools, putting
green, tennis, security guard. $105,000. #KS54307.
TOWNHOUSE AT SUNBOW BAYI On a Lagoon.
Superb condition, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 levels, Span-
ish tiles, exercise room with mirrored wall and-over-
sized storage. Private dock, 2 pools, tennis.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Sunsets in paradise
from this Gulf front condo. Turnkey furnished. 2 bed-
room, 2 bath. Heated pool, spa, elevator, entry
phone. $220,000. #KS55477.
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
PERICO BAY CLUB
Marilyn has the
to all of
Call anytime 792-8477 Office 778-2261
GULF FRONT CONDOS Efficiencies,
1 BR, 1BAand 2BR, 1 BA. From $525 to
$700 mo. plus utilities.
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR, 2BA, furn.
$1000 plus utilities.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR,
1 BA, $550 mo. plus utilities.
2217 Gulf Drive
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-
ing. Immaculate condition. Best schools. Owner
financing available, $159,000. Call 795-8169.
NEW LISTING VALUE A VIEW?
Bayfront condo with direct view of Skyway
Bridge and Tampa Bay. One bedroom, 1 bath,
"great room" design with breakfast bar, walk in
closet, appliances including washer & dryer,
fans, window treatments and ceramic tile. 2
pools, tennis, close to beach and shopping.
Priced at $129,500. Call Carol R. Williams, 778-
0777. 778-1718 after hours.
REDUCED SOUTHERN COMFORT: Enjoy the
quality and formality of yesterday with today's
convenience. Picture 10 ft. ceilings, decorative
moldings and columns, shining oak floors, fire-
place, butler's pantry, and 'ole-fashioned wrap-
around porch for catching the breeze. High hip
metal roof and 70 ft. dock. Call today for a peek
at a new interpretation of past luxuries with Judy
Duncan. Now $304,000. 778-1589 eves.
DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO with a spectacu-
lar Gulf view. Spacious two Bedroom, two bath
end unit with indoor laundry. New ceramic tile in
kitchen and hallway. Storm shutters on all win-
dows. Turnkey furnished. Priced at $229,000.
Call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
CATCH A BARGAIN! Now it's your turn to own
your own home. Two bedroom, 1.5 bath villa
close to everything in central Holmes Beach the
Gulf, Bay, shopping, churches, school (easy walk
for the kids). $74,500. Call Mimi Wilde for an ap-
pointment, 755-7752 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS 9.~
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We are looking for a highly moti-
vated individual interested in pursu-
ing a Real Estate career. Please call us
at Gulf-Bay Realty.
Robin Kollar, Broker
778-7244 Eves: 778-2151 0
GULF FRONT HOUSE
AND BUILDABLE LOT
Unique opportunity to own Gulf front property at a bar-
gain price. This package includes the shell of a 1760 sq.
ft. home, plus a buildable Gulf front lot. All for just
$300,000. Call Stan Williams, 795-4537.
OFF ISLAND BARGAIN 3BR/2BA family home -
located near 75th St. Features solar heated caged pool,
fireplace and a great neighborhood. Call Ken Rickett for
more details, 778-3026. Only $114,900.
MOST PREFERRED AREA -No better view on the Is-
land-Direct Gulf front 2BR/2BA, new carpet, furnishings.
Amenities include tennis, heated pool, elevator, security
entry. All this for $239,900. Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.
DIRECT GULF FRONT Turnkey furnished 2BR/
2BA Great walking beaches, beautiful sunsets, pro-
tected parking. All this for $175,000. Call Stan Williams
for more information. 795-4537.
STEPS TO GULF Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA,
clean and very affordable. Views of Bay spectacular
sunsets. Easy access to and from Island. Call Lynn
Hostetler for more information, 778-4800. $90,900.
Island home ... Gated entrance, 3 bedroom,
2 bath, eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, ga-
rage. Located on natural canal. $159,900.
#53686. Call Carol Heinze, 792-5721.
Perico Bay Club! The Kingfisher model. Ex-
citing design. Light, bright, breezy. 2 bedroom,
2 bath. Beautiful sunset views. Pools, spa, ten-
nis courts & 24 hr. guard. $97,500. #56775.
Call anytime! Jack Bachman, 779-2552.
Trailer Estates! Excellent winter home or per-
haps as rental investment. 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
Carport. Owner financing. Community pool.
Priced to sell! $27,900. #54928. Call Bruce
ISLAND DUPLEXES ...
($298,000) or single
Carol Heinze, CRS
Million Dollar Club
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
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BAYFRONT LOT Central Holmes Beach location
with deep water dockage and fabulous view. Lot
is cleared and measures 85' x 130'. Offered at
$189,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
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.
ISLAND DUPLEX Well maintained 2BR/1BA on
each side. Close to Gulf beach and with a peek of
the Bay. Fully rented on annual basis. Priced at
$112,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
DIRECT GULFFRONT Fully furnished 2BR 1BA
apartment on wide, sandy walking beach. Perfect
investment property or second home. Offered at
$99,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL
BROCHURE AND CALENDAR
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ANNA MARIA COMMERICAL LOT
Great business location on busy Pine Street in
Anna Maria City. 52.1' x 145' zoned commercial.
A good buy at $79,500. Call today. After hours
Kathy Tooker Granstad, 778-4136 or Agnes
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
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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. 941O4W. Reduced to $89,990.
_5?" HORIZON REALTY
/ ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE* BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
GULF FRONT ESTATE Located directly on beautiful Gulf
Beach Custom-built home includes a unique design of three
separate structures. Spacious plan of 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
plus Master Suite. Lush tropical landscaping offers complete
privacy. Gulf front parcel of over 1/2 acre. Asking $950,000
& available terms. Call Marie Franklin, 778-2259.
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN. R EALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250
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To realize just how high up is up in this house, you take one
short flight of stairs from the open great room to the guest
suite on the west side of 631 Foxworth and go out on the
balcony. You see the two networks of canals this house sits
on, you see Key Royale Golf Course, you see Tampa Bay,
and if you're tall, you can see the Gulf of Mexico. All this be-
cause the home was built in 1986 on a small mountain. It's
the tallest and biggest house on Foxworth. Reason #2 of 15
why we value this property at $525,000. Doug Dowling Re-
alty. 409 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. 778-1222.
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL ES-
TATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists extend-
ing both Personal AND Professional Services In New Construction &
Design. Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market Analysis,
Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best Property Manage-
ment and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75 Yrs. Combined Expe-
rience AND Smiles!
NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ISLAND HOME
North end of Anna Maria Island, 1,560 sq. ft.,
3 bedroom, 2 bath, large garage. $172,000.
SUILDERS Fax 779-2602
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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
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MICROWAVE, 10 SPD BIKE, antique rocking chair,
and misc. household items. Call Debra, 778-0043.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
DINING ROOM White Faux stone pedestal/glass
top, 4 "Parson style" chairs. Wicker sofa/chair/tables.
Computer table-more. 117 81st. St. Holmes Bch.
SOFA $125, loveseat $75. Modern, camel color,
good condition, Selig. 778-7471.
DINING ROOM table 42" round w/beveled glass top,
2 leafs, 4 chairs, maples and excellent condition
$200. Lighted china hutch (Hitchcock) 3 glass doors,
3 bottom storage cabinets. New $1,100, excellent
condition, asking $425. 387-8616.
COUCH & LOVESEAT COMBO, modern floral,
$400. Misc. furniture. Make offer, must sell. Call
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. We
come to you with fully mobile service. Call mobile
phone # 356-4649.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
JACUZZI, 8' x 8', seats 8 with double lounger. Blue
interior with cedar. 2 yr. old. $3,000 new, will take
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.
FREE classified ads for kids under 16 looking for
summer work. Drop your ad off by Monday noon.
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.
SCUBA SCRUB Mobile underwater hull cleaning at
your dock or marina. Free brochure and coupon.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the histodrof Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Martha Stewart, 778-4362 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
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
representatives to promote fabulous skin care line.
Top commissions paid. 813-773-2606 or 773-4407.
THE HOLMES BEACH Police Department is cur-
rently accepting applications for the position of
school crossing guard. The position is part time with
a total 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.
SCUBA SCRUB needs a part-time diver for on-call
basis with growing hull cleaning service. Hours:
weekday mornings or afternoons. 778-5841.
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
includes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on Mobile number 356-4649.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Is-
land references. 779-2129.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reason-
able, Island resident. Local references. Call Brew-
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. Remodel-
ing 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.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving
the Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resi-
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free
estimates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repair.
778-4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers &
concrete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-
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.
KITCHEN TUNE-UP. Adjust & recaulk doors, in-
stall rollout trays & trash cans. Replace door &
drawer fronts. Repair chips, scratches & burn
spots. Call the Cabinetman, 794-2246.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSI-
FIED advertising really works great. Satisfied cus-
tomers report great success with selling items,
service calls and lots and lots of calls on rentals.
The BEST RESULTS of any paper circulated on
Anna Maria Island. Just call any advertiser and find
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RENTALS RENTALS CONTINUE
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.
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/1BA. 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.
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.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA 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,
ROOM FOR RENT at beach. Holmes Beach. $280
plus utilities. Call Debra, 778-0043.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA near beach, A/C, fenced yard,
porch, sundeck, W/D hookup and lease. Kids & pets
OK. $650. 778-7431.
WANTED for yearly lease. 3BR/2BA or 2BR/2BA &
den, unfurnished house or condo in quiet neighbor-
hood. North Longboat Key or Anna Maria. Mature,
responsible adults, non-smokers. No pets. Needed
Sept. 1. 383-9335.
CANAL FRONT DUPLEX. Anna Maria City. 2BR/
1BA. $550. annually. No Pets. Dock available. 778-
6350 or 778-7206.
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL. 1 BR/1 BA, electric & utili-
ties included, fully furnished in quiet neighborhood.
No pets, no kids. 778-9413.
SEASONAL Anna Maria City. New Island home.
3BR/2BA, large screen porch, W/D, cable TV, mi-
cro & more. No smokers or pets. 813-447-8094 or
ACCOMMODATION TO SHARE. Mature female to
share 2BR apartment with same. Must be em-
ployed, honest & quiet. $75 week, includes utilities.
2BR/2BA DUPLEX, Holmes Beach. No pets. $550,
annual. 1st, last & $250 deposit. 779-2010.
WANTED, Annual 2BR or 3BR/2BA. Garage or 1st
floor dry storage. Anna Maria or Holmes Beach.
Sept. 24th. 778-6001.
LOVELY Anna Maria Gulffront vacation apts. Fur-
nished 2/3BR, sundeck, porch, cable, microwave,
weekly plus & no pets. 778-3143.
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 par-
quet floors, a large kitchen, screen porch and ga-
rage. $530,000. Jeanette Rampone, 747-2244 for
information. Michael Saunders & Company.
BY OWNER. S. Bay Blvd. Elevated 2BR/2BA
home. Large enclosed garage & shop. Rear deck
with canal view. Many Extras. 813-778-7070.
WANTED, LEASE OPTION. 2BR or 3BR/2BA.
Garage or 1st floor dry storage. Anna Maria or
Holmes Beach. Sept. 24th. 778-6001.
"PERICO BAY CLUB" 1 bedroom condo near pool
& spa. Only $79,900. Call anytime.. Marilyn
Trevethan, Neal & Neal Realtors. 813-778-2261.
BY OWNER Townhouse in North Beach Village.
Newest complex on Island, tropical setting, pool,
cross street to beach, 2/3BR/2.5BA & garage.
Sunday, July 31,1994
206 Oak Avenue, Anna Maria
Very special Island home being offered for sale for
the first time. Over 3500 sq. ft. living area includes
3BR/2.5BA. $525,000. Wendy Kay Foldes, Broker/
Salesperson, 755-0826 after hour. Island Real
Estate, Lic. Real Estate Broker, 778-6066.
778-2586 I MAARy KA_ V Eve: 778-6771
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MOST CARS $85
and we come to you with
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We do it all for one low price.
Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish,
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do not invoice or accept credit card charges. Our office is located at 5408 Marina Drive
in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, between D. Coy Ducks and Chez Andre.
Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Friday, Saturday 10 to 2 (as needed).
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