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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Fire budget


final vote


Monday
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Fire Commission finalized its 1994/
95 budget this week and will present the budget for a fi-
nal vote at the commission's meeting Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.
The commission agreed in May that no tax increase
will be necessary to balance the budget. The revenue
total of the budget is $1,236,750, up from $819,394 in
1994/94. The total expenses are $1,009,750, up from
$819,394. These figures include a cash reserve of
$227,000, or about 18 percent of the total budget.
Salaries of $328,719, up from $296,500 last year,
reflect "step plan" increases plus the hiring of a new em-
ployee. This will give the district the ability to have two
men on duty 24 hours a day, said Fire Chief Andy Price.
Price detailed numerous changes from the prelimi-
nary budget drafted in May. These include the follow-
ing, with the preliminary figure in parentheses:

Revenue
Tax receipts $810,235 ($795,000) increase
from tax roll
Loan $151,615 ($0) truck purchase
Miscellaneous $2,000 ($0)
Occupancy permits $8,500 ($7,500)
Training facility $7,500 ($0) from donations
Education incentive $2,000 ($0)
IEOC (Island Emergency Operations Center) -
$3,000 ($0) reimbursement from three Island cities
of $1,000 each
Cash carryover $227,000 ($197,776)
Revenue total $1,236,750 ($1,025,176)

Expenses
Repair and maintenance of vehicles $25,000
($18,000) increased rates from mechanic
Workman's comp- $25,061 ($23,000) change
in Florida League of Cities' calculation on volunteers
Medical/health/life insurance $19,230
($22,000) -calculation adjustment
Flood/windstorm insurance $4,000 ($3,000)
- windstorm now required on two stations closest to
the coast
Training facility $9,000 ($1,500) to reflect the
$7,500 shown in revenue
Water/sewer/garbage $7,000 ($7,500) re-
calculation
Equipment replacement $ 171,615 ($20,000)
- truck purchase
Tax collection $24,307 ($23,850) formula
based on income
Contingency $10,000 ($20,000)
IEOC $4,000 ($1,500) to show actual ex-
penses of $1,000 per member agency the three Is-
land cities and the fire district
Total expenses $1,009,750 ($855,887)


SPECIAL CAR FOR A SPECIAL ISLAND


Chances slim for increased Island reps on MPO


Despite pleas from Anna Maria Island representa-
tives for increased clout on the regional transportation
planning board, the Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion, chances for added membership appear slim.
The MPO is a creation of the Florida Legislature
following federal guidelines.
"The voting membership of an MPO shall consist
of not fewer than five or more than 19 apportioned
members, the exact number to be determined on an
equitable geographic-population ration basis by the
Governor based on an agreement among the affected
units of general purpose local government as required
by federal rules and regulations," Florida law reads.
The local MPO consists of 15 members. An analy-
sis of the membership, based on the land area and popu-


lation of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, reveals that
three areas are in need of added membership: the un-
incorporated areas of Manatee and Sarasota County,
and Bradenton.
Manatee County, as an example, has about 54 per-
cent of the total geographic make-up of the MPO, and
30 percent of the population. Yet the MPO membership
is 20 percent of the total.
By increasing the MPO membership on Anna Maria
Island by two as Island elected officials have requested,
with one representative from each city Anna Maria
would have about 18 percent of total MPO membership
- an unlikely event considering Anna Maria Island com-
prises about one percent of the total land area of the region
and has about 1.5 percent of the population.


Special auto,
special island
This classic auto, a Buick
Special, shines like the silver
tarpon in the surf off Anna
Maria Island. And we all know
there's something special about
Anna Maria Island. Whether
you're just visiting paradise
for a day or you live here,
every day is special. Over
the past two weeks, we've
had a deluge of rain on almost
a daily basis. One quick
thunderstorm left portions
of the Island without electricity
and cable television for almost
an hour. 'Tis the season ...
and with water in short
supply in Florida and water
restrictions, it's good to see
our amount of rainfall
approaching normal for
this time of year.
Just remember to put
the windows up on your
"special" around 5 p.m.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Meetings........................................................ 3
Opinions ......................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ................... .... 7
Announcements ............................................ 9
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 12
Streetlife ...................................................... 14
Anna Maria tides ......................................... 17
Real estate ................................................ 23


ISLANDER


AUGUST 4,1994


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






[[] PAGE 2 m AUGUST 4, 1994 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Commission may

cut millage, raise

officials' salaries
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
At last week's budget work session, Anna Maria
Mayor Ray Simches surprised commissioners by sug-
gesting a cut in the millage rate and Commissioner
Max Znika drew a vow of opposition from the mayor
for suggesting a raise in commissioners' salaries.
On decreasing the millage, Simches noted that the
city needs $253,000 to balance the budget. A rollback
of the millage from 1.41 (current rate) to 1.3911 would
make up the difference, generating $263,181.
"I think the public would appreciate and under-
stand that if the city doesn't need the money, it's will-
ing to roll back the property tax," explained Simches.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney replied, "I don't
understand. A lot of people want Anna Maria to look
better and I don't see how cutting our tax is going to
help us bring our city into the condition we want."
Simches said the rollback will not cut revenue.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said keeping the millage
rate at 1.41 would give the city a cushion but cutting it
would be like "cutting off your nose to spite your face."
Commissioners agreed to keep the millage at 1.41.
but leave the option for a decrease open.
Simches vowed to fight Znika's recommendation to
raise commissioners' salaries from $250 to $400 monthly.
"Percentage wise that would be over 50 percent," said
Simches. "I am opposed to any increase in elected offi-
cials' salaries. I feel that part of an elected official's func-
tion is service. These are not career fields. We have many
people contributing greatly of their free time for the city
government A small city is viable because of volunteer
efforts and small cities get into real deep trouble when they
build up their administrative costs."
Znika responded, "The City of Anna Maria, the
mayor and the commissioners, work a lot harder than
the other two cities do. We put in a lot more hours, but
at $250 a month, you're not going to encourage anyone
else to want to be a commissioner."
Simches said commitment to the community, not
money, should be the deciding factor on whether some-
one decides to run for office.
McChesney responded, "We became commission-
ers because we care about the community. I would like
to have some input from our constituents as to whether
they think we should have a raise or not. I don't know
how many people know that all we get is $250 a month
to answer phone calls day and night and attend meet-
ing after meeting."
McChesney said after taxes, the $250 does not cover
her expenses. Commissioner Chuck Shumard agreed that
commissioners should be compensated for their expenses.
Wolfe noted, "Politically, one of the worst things
to say to the electorate is that a politician needs more


money. Factually, we need more money."
Planning Commissioner Jimmy Nichols suggested
changing salaries to expenses in the charter to give
commissioners a break on taxes.
McChesney said she would agree to that along with
a salary increase to $300 so "at least we wouldn't be
going in the hole."
Simches pointed out that according to the city char-
ter, only the two commissioners elected in February of
next year will get the raise. Wolfe said the commission
should start the legal process to change the charter because
it is "extremely inequitable" that only two get the raise.
Simches protested, "The principle of why that's in
the charter is so you can't get a group of commission-
ers giving themselves raises. It's a safeguard."
Znika also recommended cutting legal services
from $35,000 to $25,000, because "I can't foresee that
we're going to have that much legal expenditures in the
next calendar year.'
Simches said recent legal expenses have been gen-


rated in part by the commission itself.
"If commissioners can reach conclusions and come
up with formulations so we can ask specific questions
of counsel, we would have less legal expenses," he
noted, "rather than at every single meeting a commis-
sioner feels that we need another question answered.
That's what generates a lot of legal expenses."
McChesney disagreed, "I don't think the blame
should be laid on the commission. I think there may be
two lawsuits coming this year the Sandbar and Mr.
Dooms. I think we should keep it at least at $33,000
just to be realistic."
Commissioners agreed to $30,000 for legal ser-
vices. They also-agreed to increase city repair and
maintenance from $6,000 to $8,000, cut storm drain
management from $100,000 to $50,000, cut computer
equipment from $25,00 to $15,000 and cut new equip-
ment from $20,000 to $10,000.
Public hearings on the budget were set for 7:30
p.m. Sept. 7 and 7 p.m. Sept. 27.


Planners recommend removal of finish from wall


The Anna Maria Planning Commission told
homeowner Michael O'Bannon of 310 Tarpon that in
order to comply with the city's flood regulations, he
must remove the finished side of a wall in his lower
level storage area.


O'Bannon showed his displeasure at the ruling by
exclaiming, "I have a $340,000 house and you want me
to make it look like the devil! That doesn't make any
sense."
The board convened last week to hear particulars
of the case.
O'Bannon told how his'son got injured by a fishing
hook from fishing equipment that was stored in the lower
level and "my wife informed me that by Sunday morning
I'd better have walls up there to separate my rods and reels
from the rest of the house. I just slapped them in there. I
figured why apply (for a permit) for them because I wasn't
having very much luck with the inspector."
The city received an anonymous complaint about
the home and Public Works Director Don Tarantola
inspected the property.
"When I went to look, I was told it was a play room
for the child," said Tarantola. "I indicated the child is
not allowed to play downstairs because this is not liv-
ing area and it cannot be finished."
"I don't see why anybody can tell me my child
can't play downstairs," retorted O'Bannon.
"The flood ordinance is specific," replied
Tarantola. "It says the downstairs area can be used for
two purposes -- the storage of vehicles and storage of
materials that would otherwise be stored outside. We
allow separation of the garage from the storage area as


long as it's unfinished block or stud wall. The garage
side that faces the street can be finished; the storage
area remains unfinished."
O'Bannon protested, "All the guests coming down
to the pool area will have to look at unfinished walls."
Planning Commissioner Jimmy Nichols told
O'Bannon, "You should review what FEMA (Federal
Emergency Management Agency) says about this because
they are very specific about a storage areas in an A-zone.
I don't want FEMA to withdraw our flood insurance."
Planning Commissioner Tom Turner noted, "It is
my understanding that you went ahead and constructed
this interior wall and finished it on both sides without
a permit. If you had come to our building official for
a permit, this would have never happened. "
Turner recommended that O'Bannon leave the
walls in place but remove the exterior siding from the
side facing the storage area.
O'Bannon replied, "That wouldn't be an option for
me. I just would not stand for my house not having a
(finished) wall inside of it."
Turner's recommendation was approved by the board
and will be sent to the city commission for approval.
The board also recommended approval of a lot split
for Mr. and Mrs. P. Zeimis, 808 Gladiolus.
The planning commission set an organizational
meeting for Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m.


Anna Maria City entrance Islander Photos: Pat Copeland
beautified with new sign
Commissioner Dottie McChesney, chairperson of Anna Maria's sign committee, shows off the city's new
welcome sign. She thanked committee members Pierre Renaldo, Gene Aubry, Bob Vanhousen and Fred
Haul, who designed the sign. McChesney said the project was a cooperative effort between the city and
many residents. She thanked Ed Callen for constructing the sign; Randy St. Lawrence, who painted the
sign; Ed and Andrea Spring, who paid for the paint; and the Island Baptist Church, which allowed the city
to place the sign on their property. McChesney said Callen got the project in motion when he pointed out
the city had lacked a welcome sign for the past four years.


Million dollar sale
June Gilley, manager of the Island office of
The Prudential Florida Realty announced a recent
$1 million sale of four units at Island Paradise
condominium.
Sales associate Karin Stephan handled the sale
for listing agent Debbie Thrasher, also of the Island
office. The units were owned by Hans Stockmann,
developer of Island Paradise condominium, and
were sold to two investors. Visiting together from
Germany, Resas bought three units and his associ-
ate, Orthmann, bought one unit,





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 4, 1994 M PAGE 3 I-


Anna Maria Commission targets

lights to protect turtles


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission had first read-
ing on an ordinance to restrict artificial lighting along
the city's beaches in order to protect sea turtle
hatchlings.
The hatchlings make a bee line to the sea unless
they are attracted by artificial light. The commission
is establishing the regulations in order to ensure that
hatchlings head in the right direction.
Written by commissioner and sea turtle advocate
Chuck Shumard, the ordinance states that it is the
"policy of the City of Anna Maria that no artificial
light illuminate any area of the incorporated beaches
of Anna Maria, Florida."
According to the ordinance, floodlights are pro-
hibited in new development, pole lighting must be
shielded, low profile luminaries must be used in park-


ing lots and on dune crosswalks, wall mounted and
balcony lights must be fitted with hoods, windows
facing the Gulf must have tinted or filmed glass and
security lights at construction sites will be regu-
lated.
In existing development, homeowners must com-
ply within six months and must shield decorative or
recreational lights illuminating buildings or grounds
and turn off lights illuminating dune crosswalks.
In other business, the commission appointed
Mike Bartles, Luann Collins, Doug Copeland,
Jimmy Nichols, Sinclair Stewart, Harlan Sunquist
and Tom Turner to the newly created planning and
zoning board. The board's organizational meeting
will be Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Also, residents who would like sandbags are
urged to contact city hall any morning. The cost is
$1.15 per bag.


Island police officers receive praise


Holmes Beach Officer Ken Watson and Bradenton
Beach Reserve Officer Lance Rawson received letters
of commendation last week.
Watson was cited by Sarasota Police Chief Gordon
Jolly for assisting the SarasotaPolice Department in the
apprehension of two burglary suspects and the recov-
ery of stolen property.
Jolly's letter to Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay
Romine states, "Our investigators had located stolen
property in Sarasota and Manatee Counties and had
traced the property and suspects back to an apartment
in your jurisdiction. Officer Watson provided valuable
information and contacted the owner of the residence
in an attempt to locate the suspects.
"Due to Officer Watson's demeanor and profes-
sionalism, the owner, a friend of the suspect, contacted
Officer'Watson telling him the suspects were on the


way to the apartment."
The suspects were taken into custody without in-
cident.
Rawson was lauded by Bradenton Beach Sgt. John
Cosby for saving two women from possible severe in-
juries when their vehicle caught fire.
Cosby wrote: "On July 27, 1994, while on routine
patrol, Officer Rawson observed a vehicle pull off the
road in the 1800 block of Gulf Drive. As other vehicles
passed the disabled vehicle, he observed smoke com-
ing from under the vehicle. As he approached the ve-
hicle, he further observed that the smoke had, in fact,
turned into flames.
"Officer Rawson ordered the two female occupants
to get out of the vehicle, as they didn't realize that the
car was on fire. After assisting the females from the ve-
hicle, the passenger compartment burst into flames."


Police lose

computers, phones

in lightning strike
The Holmes Beach Police Department was on the
disabled list last week after lightning strikes snuffed
the phones, computers, Florida Crime Investigation
Center computer modem and the dispatch logging re-
corder.
A strike about 3 p.m. Thursday took out the
phones, but the major strike came about 5:15 p.m., said
Police Chief Jay Romine. Officer Ken Watson, who
had just grabbed the metal hand rail to climb the stairs
to the office, said the strike hit just in front of him.
"I felt all my hair stand on end," said Watson. "I
thought I was a dead man."
Damage to the computer system is being assessed.
"We're getting estimates on a lightning rod," said
Romine. "This is the second time in two years this has
happened. The last time in September of 1992, the records
had to be re-created by hand. And we can't just shut the
equipment down during a storm because dispatch uses the
computer and the modem has to stay on."



Anna Maria City
8/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
8/10, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
organizational meeting
Bradenton Beach
8/4, 1 p.m., Council interviews with.building
official applicants
8/4, 7 p.m., Council meeting
Holmes Beach
No meetings scheduled
Of Interest
8/6, 10:30 a.m., Save Anna Maria, Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach
8/8, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station One, Holmes Beach
Final vote on budget


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113 PAGE 4 M AUGUST 4, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Holmes Beach says no to low-level office


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Cited for having an office on the lower level of
their home, Ted and Linda Davis were told by the
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board the charge
will be dropped if a subsequent inspection shows the
area is only being used for storage.
Last week's hearing also brought up questions of use
that members of the board said they could not answer.
They agreed to direct the council to review the city's defi-
nition of use with respect to finished living space.
Code Enforcement Officer Mike Heistand said in
a June 16 inspection of the residence at 212 85th Street
he saw no structural violations but found the area be-
ing used as an office with computers, fax machines,
desks and phones.
Public Works Superintendent John Fernandez said
that according to the city's flood plain management
regulations, any use of the downstairs other than for
storage is prohibited.
Fernandez explained, "When products or things are
brought down into a storage area that are not storage
(items), they (the homeowners) would be changing the -
use of the building and making that a habitable floor."


The couple's attorney, Ed Vogler, said Federal
Emergency Management Agency regulations speak
only to structural requirements and "this is a use ordi-
nance issue under the city's ordinances."
Board member Art Ballman said he had been in the
house when the area was being used as an office but the
office has since been dismantled. Heistand said he
could not confirm that because the couple refused to
permit him to enter the home for a second inspection.
Ballman noted, "It seems rather strenuous to re-
quire everyone to not use a part of their house. How far
do we meddle into what people do in that area as long
as it obviously isn't going to be used as living quar-
ters?"
City Attorney Steve Dye told the board that
Ballman is "speculating on rationale of the code, which
is not the role of the board. Your job is to determine if
the code has been violated."
Linda Davis asked, "If we can store our desks there
why do they have to be stored in a pile rather than
spread out and usable?"
Board Chairman Grant Beer replied, "If you are
using it, it (the area) is considered living quarters. If it's
just stored there, that's a different thing."


Vogler noted, "You would have to equate 'finished
living space' with use as an office. It (the ordinance)
specifically says you can use that space for anything
that's authorized in the district as long as it's not fin-
ished living space. The office furniture and the use of
the office furniture is not living space unless you make
that finding. They're challenging their right to utilize
the space for an office."
There is no plumbing or air conditioning in the
lower level, added Vogler.
Holmes Beach resident Bob Jones asked, "I won-
der if all the artists on the Island who are working in
similar areas are in violation?"
Dye suggested that the board continue the meeting
and the code enforcement officer re-inspect the prop-
erty and report back to the board when the meeting is
re-convened. If the violation is taken care of, the
charges will be dismissed. Ballman made the motion to
do so.
Dye said the city's ability to get flood insurance is
important and FEMA will be watching this case be-
cause they received the initial complaint and notified
the city. He recommended the board ask the council for
assistance in interpreting finished living space.


The 'heat'
beats the heat
Holmes Beach Police Officer Ken Watson sports the
department's new summer uniform gray shorts
and a polo shirt. Police Chief Jay Romine said
community response to the new look has been very
positive.

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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 4, 1994 A PAGE 5 Bi3

Turtle time comes to Anna Maria


After she finished her nest and laid her eggs, onlookers kept a respectable
distance as the protected species made her way back to the water.

... but look, don't touch!


Turtle eggs sunny side up Islander Photo courtesy Joey Callihan
While the sight of a loggerhead turtle making a night time landing to lay eggs
is a rare, very few people ever have the opportunity to witness the event in full
daylight. This mother turtle first revealed herself by her tracks around 6p.m.,
which quickly drew a crowd of onlookers to the beach at the end of Jacaranda
Avenue near Bean Point in Anna Maria.


- ---.---- : -,-

Besides being illegal (years in jail and thousands of dollars in fines for viola-
tors), touching a loggerhead sea turtle can really upset Mother Nature. This
mother turtle recently ambled onto the beach to dig a nest and lay her eggs, but
curious onlookers who got "too close and personal" scared her back to the
Gulf waters before she accomplished her task.


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Windfall lands wrong
Voters in Manatee County earlier this year overwhelm-
ingly approved a one-cent tax that would primarily benefit
the school board. Collection began on July 1.
The school board sought the tax increase to raise
approximately $100 million to build new schools, reno-
vate old schools and purchase equipment.
The three Island cities agreed to keep their portion of
the one-cent sales tax. The money will be used for infra-
structure improvements.
During discussion for use of the money, officials at
Anna Maria proposed an increase in parking at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Bradenton Beach officials said they wanted to use
part of the money for a community center annex.
The Holmes Beach council didn't determine a wish
list for their share of the windfall.
But at recent budget talks, no mention has been made
at Anna Maria or Bradenton Beach about funding park-
ing or an annex. Holmes Beach discussions centered
around a $400 increase above last year's funding level to
the community center but that was cut.
The windfall for the Island, thanks to voters, amounts
to more than $600,000 this budget year. That's $110,000
for Bradenton Beach, $133,000 for Anna Maria and over
$365,000 for Holmes Beach.
But the community center appears to be a loser when it
comes to these dollars. Funding from the school tax has to
be used for infrastructure purposes, true but why can't the
infrastructure be located at the Island Community Center?
And why not allocate monies previously planned for infra-
structure, at least in part, to the community center?
Here's how the three cities' contributions to the com-
munity center break down based on actual use in enrolled
programs. Bradenton Beach contributes $33 per user;
Anna Maria contributes $22 per user, and Holmes Beach,
with registered residents amounting to 44 percent of all
users, contributes $13 per user.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger proudly presented a bal-
anced budget to his council for approval. Of course, legis-
lative decree requires he do so. But would he have raised
taxes for fiscal year 1994/95 without the windfall?
Year after year the Island cities have held the line on
millage rates with barely an increase, with politicians
bragging all the while about their ability to limit tax in-
creases when, in fact, increased property values are the
true savior. Property owners still pay more taxes, it is just
labeled something else and is based on the increase in the
assessed value.
The community center should not have to come beg-
ging year after year to the cities. The combined contribu-
tion amounts to less than 10 percent of the center's oper-
ating budget. Like all on the Island who contribute time
and money, the cities should try to do more.
Would a millage increase amounting to $2 to $3 per
homestead be such a bad deal for property owners?
We believe Island voters approved the sales tax in-
crease with a pledge from at least two of the Island cities
that some of the school tax money would also benefit Is-
land youth via the community center.
Please consider investing some of your Island pride
in our Island community center. We can't afford not to.


AUGUST 4, 1994 VOLUME TWO, NUMBER 37
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Concerning Bradenton Beach
Marina expansion
As a six-year resident of Bay Street North (four as
a permanent resident), I sincerely hope the Bradenton
Beach Council will continue the fine work they've
done to improve our historic Bridge Street and the city
as a whole by working with Allan Bazzy to make the
marina expansion another positive addition to our
lovely community.
Connie Drescher, Bradenton Beach
Neighbors should get along
The more I think about it, the more I think we Anna
Maria Island people are being less than fair with our
neighbors on Longboat Key. After all, we've already
upset them with our Bridge Street traffic circle they say
adds delays to their trips to and from the Cortez bridge
on ordinary days and would certainly cause no end of
far more serious problems during a hurricane evacua-
tion of our two islands or, excuse me, of our one
Island and their Key.
Longboaters have also made it perfectly clear that
they don't want any bridges to their Key. So, I think the
least we could do is acknowledge their wishes and tear
down the bridge from our Island to their Key. I'm sure
they would like that because it would forever remove
their fear that there could some day be a trolley carry-
ing the likes of us among the likes of them.
If, on the other hand, bridge removal is considered
being too over-nice to them, then the least we could do
in case of a hurricane emergency is keep them from
crossing that bridge until we have evacuated everybody
off Anna Maria. That way, there would be far less de-
lays for them at the traffic circle.
Neighbors should be nice to one another.
Don Maloney, Holmes Beach

Approves Bradenton Beach
Marina expansion
I received an anonymous, typewritten letter with a
postage-paid post card enclosed and a request that I use
the card to write to the mayor and council members of
Bradenton Beach before the Aug. 4 meeting express-
ing my "disapproval" of the expansion of the


Bradenton Beach Marina.
Thanks for the free post card but I intend to express
my approval for the following reasons. -
The main objection seems to be for the plan to re-
move the boat racks and store the boats in an attrac-
tively designed 34-foot high, structurally sound build-
ing. One objection by some residents is that the build-
ing would "block their view of the Intracoastal Water-
way." I have lived in my Church Avenue home 46
years, longer than any current residents, so I should
have just as much right to such a view as they think
they should have. So I say move the racks which now
obstruct my view and let me watch the boats going up
and down the bay. If the lots in question were used to
build several two-story residences or condominiums
they would block their view even more. Ten or more
families with barking dogs and children playing in the
streets would create more problems than a quiet stor-
age building.
Leroy Arnold objects to the project on the grounds
that the owner, Allan Bazzy, is "an out-of-town devel-
oper." Are the owners of the Beach House restaurant,
Oma's Pizza, Circle K and all the businesses on Bridge
Street residents of Bradenton Beach?
Some residents' only excuse is that they don't want
any change. When we first came here in 1944, Gulf
Drive was a one-lane dirt road and there was only one
bridge to the Island. Things have changed since then
and will always change.
Mr. Bazzy's investment of more than $1 million
should help to hold our real estate taxes down. My
taxes have more than doubled in two years from 1987
to 1989 and have increased another 60 percent since
then.
If someone could come up with just one logical
objection to the plan as presented, I would gladly con-
sider changing my mind.
Dorothy Bodell, Bradenton Beach


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS

Part 5, The Homesteaders
by June Alder


The wedding picture of Mamie and Wilbur Hall, Oct. 5, 1896.

A SAD LEAVETAKING


Ironically, it was George Bean who
introduced Wilbur Hall to his daughter.
This was the man twice as old as
Mamie, if you please who was trying
to lure her away and subject her to the
rigors and indignities of life with an itin-
erant evangelist. _
To be sure, George George Bean
had befriended Hall dentwhen th
when he came to Anna Maria
Tampa in the spring of Mamie woul
1893 and rented a sec-
ond-floor hall on lower about Hallan
Franklin Street in the A year passed
heart of notorious "Rot- stunned when
ten Row." him she intel
George was a firm Captain Hall
believer in freedom of a Salvation A
religion as well as a foe
of strong drink and the
licentious living it begot So he was out-
raged when Hall and his followers were
jeered and pelted with tomatoes and rot-
ten eggs, and the police did nothing
about it.
One night a gang of hoodlums in-
vaded the meeting place and, in the fra-
cas, Wilbur Hall was hit in the head by
a chunk of concrete. George stormed
into a city council meeting to demand
protection for the Salvationists and
he got it
Mamie inveigled her father into tak-
ing her to a meeting. And next thing he
knew, Mamie was begging him to allow
her be sworn in as a "soldier" which, of
course, was impossible. (George's con-
cept of religious freedom did not extend
to his flesh and blood.)
George was confident when they
moved to Anna Maria Key that Mamie
would soon forget about Hall and his
Army. But he was wrong. A year
passed. He was stunned when Mamie
told him she intended to marry Cap-
tain Hall and become a Salvation
Army officer. Mamie was 17 then.
George commanded her to forget such
foolishness and to say no more to him
about the subject.
But Mamie bided her time, and
shortly after her 18th birthday in 1895
she packed her bags, took the steamer to
Tampa and boarded the train for Cincin-
nati to enter the Salvation Army training
school there.
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Mamie. Her father never answered the
letters she wrote to him from Cincin-
nati. When Wilbur and Mamie were
married in Cleveland on Oct. 6, 1896,
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vas confi- knowledge it. Neither
V moved to did he respond when
Mamie wrote to in-
ey that form him about the
oon forget birth of their first
I his Army. child, Edith, on the
and he was first anniversary of
Mamie told their wedding day.
fed to marry By that time, great
nd become events were affecting
my officer. the Bean family back
on Anna Maria Key.
A war with Spain was
brewing. The people of Cuba had been
rebelling against Spanish oppression for
nearly a decade and the mostly Cuban
cigar workers in Tampa's Ybor City sec-
tion were fierce supporters of their cause.
By the end of 1897, war fever had
reached a high pitch all over the nation.
It was said that the Navy Department
in Washington already had a war plan
ready, drawn up.by the young, energetic
assistant secretary Theodore "Teddie"
Roosevelt To blockade Cuba, invade it
with a small force; to attack the Philip-
pines and even the Mediterranean shores
of Europe, if necessary.
And it was rumored that Tampa
Bay would likely be the jumping off
point for the invasion forces.
Will and Hal Bean strapping
young men now in their early 20s -
were chafing to get into the fight. In-
deed, George suspected Will was in-
volved in smuggling arms and ammu-
nition to the Cuban rebels, as were
many other local lads. Even Edith, now
16, was excited by the prospect of
handsome soldiers enlivening the
sleepy environments of Tampa Bay.
George, who had known the hor-
rors of the Civil War when he was his
sons' age, was troubled.by all the war
talk. He was beginning to feel the
changing times were leaving him be-
hind. It made him feel old.

Next: Tampa Bay goes
to war


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Mrs. Louise Reynolds celebrated
her 89th birthday with friends at
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Kane in her Holmes Beach home
which included gifts, balloons,
candy, flowers and taking
photos. Mrs. Reynolds, born
June 29, 1905, resides in
Bradenton Beach. She is an
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Traffic light contradicts
Island ambience
Holmes Beach officials opting for a traffic light.
What a contradiction!
For years all I've heard or read is we want to keep
our quaint easy-going life style and not acquiesce to
big city ways. Now we want a city-type intersection
with a traffic light? Commonly known as a STOP
light a place where automobiles sit with out mov-
ing and emit exhaust fumes a place where bored
motorists empty their ashtrays, throw out cigarette
butts, discard gum wrappers and anything not wanted
in their vehicle.
New paper vending machines will sprout like
weeds. We will also provide a place for anyone to pan-
handle the stopped cars. Stop lights even encourage
crime as stopped cars are easier marks. Stop lights can
fail during power outages and storms, creating problems.
In my estimation, city intersections are ugly com-
pared to roundabouts which let traffic proceed and flow
at a safe speed and can be very attractive. Most people
who have traveled extensively have seen roundabouts
used successfully worldwide. I certainly have.
Anna Maria has four traffic lights already; can't
you see about 10 more? I suggest our officials poll
their constituents before this goes too far. Or is this
another bridge to be forced upon us?
Clark Leips, Holmes Beach

O'Connor twins have sterling
reputations
I am a subscriber to The Islander Bystander and
I enjoy it because I feel it keeps me in touch with
Anna Maria Island where I have wintered for a num-
ber of years.
My brother-in-law William O'Connor Sr. was
visiting me and noticed the picture of his sons on page
9 of your July 14 issue. He was shocked and dismayed
at your use of the word "infamous" in reference to his
twin boys, particularly as they have given so much of
themselves for the promotion of the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center.
I think an explanation is the least you can do.
Thank you.
Walter R. Rech, Fayetteville, N.Y.
Publisher's note: George and Billy O'Connor
are so endeared to the entire Island community that
we took the liberty of using a bit of tongue-in-cheek
humor in the cutline. We apologize for any misunder-
standing this may have caused.


Copeland, city council applauded
I applaud your reporter Pat Copeland for her ar-
ticles in The Islander Bystander June 30 and July 7 is-
sues concerning the Homes Beach budget and the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's (AMICC) request
for increased funding. Her work is thorough, impartial
and professional.
She did not mention that AMICC has clients from
Sarasota, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Cortez and Palmetto.
These communities make no contributions to AMICC.
I attended the July 7 Holmes Beach City Council ses-
sion and I applaud Mayor Bohnenberger for his rational
defense of the budget and our AMICC contribution.
W.G. Smith, Holmes Beach
Publisher's note: 44 percent of persons registered in
AMICC programs are residents of Holmes Beach while
the city contributes less than five percent of the funding.

Alder, T-shirt make good wrapper
I have enjoyed wearing my "Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt.
Thank June Alder on the fine job she has done on the
Seminole War.
Ron Fisher, Winter Park
Thanks again
Thanks to your newspaper staff for helping make
our July 23 Sports Card Show a real success.
We are planning the next show to be Sept. 3, at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This is for boys and girls of all ages. At our last
show we made a plea to parents for their volunteer sup-
port. The response was tremendous, however we are
still in need of more donations. We also need to thank
the sponsors: Domino's Pizza, Anna Maria IGA and
the Sandbar restaurant. They help the show to continue
to be no-cost enjoyment.
A future plan is to have a Baseball Clinic where the
kids will be broken up into three different age groups and
will have practice a few times a week. Major League
Baseball players will come to autograph cards, give tips
on ways to improve their game and speak about their per-
sonal responsibility to children as moral role models. Pro-
fessional coaches will also be invited to provide training
skills to the kids they may further improve their game.
Thank you to all The Islander Bystander staff for
your support in printing our announcements and addi-
tional articles. You helped our entire group feel as if we
are accomplishing a huge task. The community's in-
volvement is the key to the success of our kids' futures.
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Bloodmobile will be at
Sandbar on Sunday
The Manatee Community Blood Center's Blood-
mobile will visit the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria
on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon to 4p.m. All donors will
receive a special coupon from the Sandbar. For more
information call Mike Shannon at 778-0444.

Adult tennis will
continue into fall
Beginning and Intermediate tennis for adult play-
ers will continue into the fall on Tuesday evenings at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The tennis
practice and playing is free and meets from 7:30 to 8:30
or 9 p.m. with Roy McChesney, Marge Higgins and
others providing leadership. Some extra rackets are
available. All adults are welcome.

Veteran's Service
officer available
A Manatee County Veteran's Service Officer will
be available to interview clients, by appointment only,
on Monday, Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29, between 1 and 4
p.m., at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. For more information or to make an ap-
pointment call 749-3030.

Volunteer Services
seeks volunteers
Volunteer Services of Manatee County can keep
you busy with many challenging and worthwhile op-
portunities with long-term or one-time projects -
depending on your interests.
Volunteer projects include delivering meals, hur-
ricane disaster relief, speech writing, bookkeeping as-
sistance, book shelving, guiding tours, bingo calling,
monitoring national resources, spending time with eld-
erly or children and many other community services.
For more information call Rosemary between 9
a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 746-7117.

Sight group to meet
The first meeting of the Sight Support Group will
be Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 1:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Jane Johnson from the
Manasota Lighthouse for the Blind. Johnson, orien-
tation and mobility specialist as well as director of
Children's Programs, will discuss goals for the sup-
port group and offer ideas.
For location and more information call 778-3391.


Register to vote at
Islander Bystander
The office of the Supervisor of Elections will con-
duct a voter registration drive Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Islander Bystander, Island Shop-
ping Center, 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Aug. 8, is the last day voters may register in order
to vote in the primary election Thursday, Sept 8.
Oops
Last week's story, "Island girl horses her way into
winner's circle," incorrectly identified "International
Velvet" as the equestrian film starring a young Elizabeth
Taylor in 1944. That film was "National Velvet," while
"International Velvet" was along overdue sequel of the
classic starring Tatum O'Neal filmed in 1978.

SAM to meet Saturday
at library
Save Anna Maria (SAM) will hold a meeting on
Saturday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m., at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
The public is invited.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in this week's horseshoe competition
were Gene Snedeker, Pat McGrath, Jack Kruger and
George McKay. Last week the winners were Gene
Snedeker, Pat McGrath, Bill Starrett and George
McKay.The weekly competition is held at Anna
Maria City Hall on Saturday at high noon.

Neal Mannausa to
manage Buccaneer
NationsBank of Florida, N.A., through its agent
AMRESCO Institutional, Inc., has hired Neal *
Mannausa, Inc., AMO, to be the exclusive managing and
listing agent for the Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key.
The Buccaneer Inn, a marina and restaurant es-
tablishment, has been a landmark on the Key for
years. Although the restaurant is closed, Neal *.
Mannausa, Inc. will continue to operate the marina
facilities until the property is sold.
For additional information call (813) 365-1511.

Island youth to meet
at St. Bernard
All Island Youth, sponsored by Anna Maria and
Longboat Key churches, will meet at St Bernard Catho-
lic Church in Holmes Beach during August on Wednes-
days from 6 to 8 p.m.Youth from 7th through 12th
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Our Alaska correspondent discovers


the bear facts at fish camp


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Ron Hyde, the owner of Alaska River Safaris, ar-
rived along with a nasty storm that rolled in off the
Bering Sea. Hyde said the Bering is so violent it cre-
ates its own frontal systems.'
We had three days of blue skies with temperatures
in the mid-60s and then three days of rain with tem-
peratures ranging from 20s to 30s. Still not near as cold
as 30 degree days in Florida.
June 21 was the longest day of the year. Sunset at
12:30 a.m. and sunrise at 5 a.m. Dim light, never dark
even at 2 a.m.
We had an uninvited guest around 2 a.m. An eight-
foot, 700-pound grizzly bear came into camp tearing
apart a 30-quart cooler, putting three holes in the cor-
ner teeth marks you could put your finger through.
He ate some grease in a pan left on the back porch
and knocked over a garbage can.
Talk at breakfast centered around what to do. to
discourage him from returning abear at a fish camp
being the worst thing because guests aren't too keen on
being lunch. Plus, bears can rip a camp apart.
Some ideas on bear-proofing a fish camp:
1. Shoot the sucker option rejected for "bear-
atarian" reasons.
2. Wrap an aerosol can of Cutter mosquito repel-
lent in bacon. When he bites well, imagine what that
tastes like and feels like in your nose and eyes.
3. Put an M-80 firecracker in bacon, covered lib-
erally with cayenne pepper. Place bait with large rocks
in aluminum foil wrapping. Rejected. Problem is, no


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We hope the bear takes the hint for fear of return-
ing to option number one. We'll know in a couple of
days.
Ron Hyde said, "He's a bear conditioned to not
fear man. That's a problem."
Part of the bear's problem, nay, all of the bear's
problem, is the lack of food. The wild blueberries are
a few weeks away and the kings are here but the bear
has a difficult time catching them because they tend to
stay down deep.
So now, because the camp is surrounded and hid-
den by 10-foot-high alders (a favorite hiding place of
bears), we have to walk around whistling or yelling out,
"Hey, bear."
The worst thing you can do is surprise a bear.
At lunch we were told to stay in our cabins if the
bear returns.
Ron, Michael and Michael are issued 12-gauge
shotguns with deer slugs. A deer slug being the size of
a 4-ounce piece of lead in the end of a shotgun shell.
Each gun is an automatic capable of firing eight rounds.
"Don't get between me and the bear because I have
a very small window to make a decision to shoot and
you will not look pretty if I hit you;" Ron Hyde said.
"Besides that, we have to call Fish and Game, give
them the pelt and head, and bury the carcass. It's a real
hassle."
Ron said he could scare him off with a shot, but
explained that unless you whiz a shot right by the
bear's ear, they just keep coming.
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Florida Winefest presents grants to non-profits


The Florida Winefest and Auction, Inc. presented
$282,000 in grant money to 13 local non-profit chari-
ties serving disadvantaged children and youth at the
Winefest Awards luncheon, July 19 at Longboat Key
Club.
The grants are made possible by the Fourth Annual
Florida Winefest and Auction, an internationally ac-
claimed food and wine event held in Sarasota every
April.
"We are thrilled to be able to make these grant pre-


sentations today," said Randy Topjun, Winefest presi-
dent. "This is the moment that makes the hard work of
our volunteers worthwhile."
Charities awarded grant money are the Child De-
velopment Center; the Child Protection Center; Girls,
Inc.; Hispanic American Alliance; Safe Place and Rape
Crisis Center; Rebound Youth Services; Helen R.
Payne Day Nursery; Gulfcoast Marine Institute;
Sarasota Braille Transcribers, Inc.; the American Dia-
betes Association, Florida Affiliate; the Sunny Land


Holy Angel Trumpet! Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
This Angel Trumpet, with a multitude of peach-colored, foot-long blossoms, recently bloomed in an Anna
Maria yard. The plant is a member of the Datura family and all parts of the plant are poisonous. Deadly
Nightshade is another well-known member of the Datura family.


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Council, Boy Scouts of America; Big Brothers/Big
Sisters of Sarasota, Inc.; and EmmaE. Booker Elemen-
tary School.
Grant awards will be repeated next year and orga-
nizations interested in applying for funds may request
an application by writing to the Florida Winefest and
Auction, P.O. Box 4193, Sarasota, FL 34230-4193,
Attn: Grant Application Committee. Deadline for com-
pleted grant application forms and documentation is
Sept. 12.

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New students should apply now for Fall Term 1994
classes at Manatee Community College (MCC). Day
and evening classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, and the
term ends Friday, Dec. 16.
Proof of immunization for measles and rubella is
required for those born after 1956. Admission office
hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday,
and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. MCC Bradenton
Campus is located at 5840 26th St. W.
For more information call 755-1511, ext. 4234.


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"Insurance: What Do You Need?" is the subject of
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Saturday, Aug. 13, at 10:15 a.m.
The seminar will cover questions dealing with
what is risk management, what to insure and not to
insure and how to compare risks and coverages. Study
materials will be provided. No sales solicitations will
be made.
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By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
A couple of big items need mentioned this week.
The first is the great success of Sean Murphy's
wonderful idea of culinary sharing. Beach Bistro was
the place to be last Sunday for the first Guest Chef Din-
ner. Guest chef Jeffrey Holmes recently completed his
contract with Michael's On East and met with rave re-
views from the Bistro regulars.
Bistro is already planning the next event for sometime
in September. Formats will vary as to whether the event
is a "Dionysian" dinner or a "Bacchanalian" brunch.
The dinners were created, says Murphy, for both
chefs and the dining public "to try something new."
Chef Holmes created a six course menu with
matching wines which began with grilled eggplant and
fontina cheese pizza with arugula pesto drizzle. Then
a Ceviche of conch, coconut and grilled shrimp was
served. Next was a beet, walnut and watercress salad
with walnut oil dressing. The main course was herb-.
crusted wahoo and oak-grilled veal chop with blistered
peppers, wild mushrooms and herbed mashed potatoes.
Chocolate mousse and ganache strawberry torte with a
tropical fruit trilogy topped off the event.
The second item of note is Crabby Bill's open house
Tuesday, July 26. (See story and pictures in this week's
paper.) The party was a great success as anyone who's
ever sent out invitations can attest. They mailed over 350
invitations and well over 500 people attended. V.I.P. in-
vitations were in short supply as the crowd grew, and
grew, and grew. Bill's staff kept drinks and food flowing



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like water from an Artesian well.
Other good news around the Island includes a new
chef and operations manager for Cafe on the Beach.
Dennie Kidd, formerly of Longboat Key Club, has
made changes to the menu and added lots of summer
specials at one of the Island's best Gulf front patio res-
taprants. Some of the cold plates include shrimp salad,
Greek salad and a sea chef salad. A nice touch at Cafe
on the Beach under the umbrella tables is live, flower-
ing potted plants on each table.
Kidd says, "If you can't pack a picnic at the house to
take to the beach, come to Cafe on the Beach. We'll fix
you one." The chef also wants to remind everyone that
Cafe on the Beach, located at the Manatee Public Beach,
operates the concession at Coquina Beach as well.
The Drift-In has two happy hours going on daily
- a morning happy hour from 8 to 11 a.m. and an af-
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c 1Sean Murphy called the
event a great success and
plans to have at least two
or three more, the next
one in September.
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hour in the history of happy hours. It wasn't true al-
though I didn't make it up, I just mis-read a notation on
their hours. Sorry about that. They now have Karaoke
on Friday nights beginning at 8:30 p.m.
The Anchor Inn hosted a reception for Bobby
Tingler and his new bride Darla Becker last Thursday
evening. There were lots of food, fun and congratula-
tions and now it's back to work and the usual grind.
The unusual honeymoon trip included a Blue Jays
game in Toronto. Along for the fun was Paul Russel,
Darla's boss at Rotten Ralph's, and his fiance, Kari.
They were seated get this in the Hard Rock Cafe
IN the SkyDome! Now you know what a "good sport"
Darla really is! Photos to come.
The little artists from the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Day Camp will be displaying
their work from the summer program for Island kids
over the next three weeks. This is a must-see, especially
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Community welcomes Crabby Bill's to Holmes Beach


By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
If Crabby Bill's open house is any indication of its
future in Holmes Beach, it looks as though success is
assured.
With 350 invitations mailed out, the V.I.P. party
which began at 6 p.m. last Tuesday, was packed full of
people by 7 p.m. and the party lasted into the night.
The open bar and dinner buffet went hand-in-hand
with the entertainment. Chuck Senrick entertained at
the piano bar early in the evening and the pop, rock and
country duo, Connie and Dave, had the crowd dancing
for hours.
The guest list read like a who's who of Island and
mainland personalities. Among the guests from across
the bridge were Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers and
Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells.
Island community leaders included Holmes Beach
council members Pat Geyer and Mary Ellen Reichard,
and Darcy Marquis Migliore, executive director of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.

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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 25, criminal mischief, 200 block of Magno-
lia. A person unknown poured an unknown amount of
oil-based paint in an unlocked gas tank.
July 26, domestic battery, 500 block of Spring.
The victim reported that the subject hit him in the head
with a flowerpot The subject was placed in custody.
July 27, alcohol citation, Bayfront Park.
July 27, criminal mischief, 800 block of North
Shore Drive. A person unknown bent the rear wheels
of two bikes.
Bradenton Beach
July 17, theft, 200 Gulf Dr. N., Beach House res-
taurant. The victim and a witness reported the victim
was using the rest room and the subject got up from the
bar, walked over to her table, grabbed her purse and
fled. The purse contained $200 in cash, keys, a check-
book and a payroll check.
July 17, defrauding an innkeeper, 200 Gulf Dr.
N., Beach House restaurant. The manager reported the'
subject referred to in the above incident ordered $22
worth of food and beverages and left without paying.
July 18, burglary, 2200 block of Gulf Drive
North. A person unknown cut the lock on a storage
unit. Nothing reported missing.








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July 19, carrying a concealed firearm, possession
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phernalia, Cortez Beach. The officer stopped a vehicle
for an expired tag and issued the driver, Rafael
Concepcion, 24, of Tampa, two tickets. A check of
Concepcion's driver's license indicated he could not
drive after dark. The officer checked the driver's li-
cense of the owner of the vehicle and it showed sus-
pended for trafficking in narcotics.
The officer asked the owner if he could search the
vehicle. He asked Concepcion if he could search his
fanny pack. Both parties consented. The officer noticed
one compartment of the fanny pack open, looked inside
and found a .25 caliber automatic handgun with a round
in the chamber. He also found a magazine with rounds
of ammunition, a bag of marijuana and a package of
rolling papers. Concepcion was placed in custody.
July 20, burglary of 53 compact disks, 100 block
of Fourth Street South.
July 23, DUI with property damage, Cortez Road
and Gulf Drive. The officer responded to a vehicle
crash and the subject, Thomas J. Harter, 33, of
Bradenton, said he thought the light was green and
didn't stop. The victim said he was sitting at the red
light when Harter hit him from behind. The officer
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July 23, theft of three bottles of wine valued at
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July 23, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key. A
person unknown smashed a window in the vehicle and
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July 23, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
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dow in the vehicle and removed two purses. One purse
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license, a social security card and keys.
July 24, criminal mischief, 700 block of Gulf
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July 24, theft, Cortez Beach. The victim reported
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taining $160 in cash, was missing.
July 26, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
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the side of the road and appear to be having car trouble.
The officer observed smoke and fire coming out from
under the vehicle's hood and told the driver and pas-
senger to get out and run. By the time they were out,
said the report, the interior of the vehicle was engulfed
in flames.
July 28, sexual battery, 1600 block of Gulf Drive
North. The victim stated she was renting a room the
subject and she woke up and found him lying next to
her with his hand in her underwear, fondling her, ac-
cording to the police report. She stated she got up from
the bed and he got up and ran out of the room. She then
locked the door to the bedroom, jumped out of the win-
dow and ran for help.
The officer found the subject at the house and placed
him in custody. According to the police report, the subject
stated he woke up in the victim's bed but must have been
sleep walking and doesn't know what took place while he
was in the bed. His bond was set at $50,000.
July 28, criminal mischief, 1600 block of Gulf
Drive North. The officer observed the subject pick up
a brick and throw it through the windshield of the
victim's car. The subject was placed in custody.
July 28, burglary, 200 block of Bay Drive South.
A person unknown entered an apartment and removed
$500 in cash and three credit cards.
Holmes Beach
July 22, burglary, 3700 block of Fourth Street.
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smashed in the rear sliding glass door but entry was not
gained due to a board securing the door in its tracks.
July 22, burglary, 600 block of Ivanhoe. A per-
son unknown broke through the front door and re-
moved two stereos, valued at $400, a television and
VCR valued at $400, two telephones valued at $200,
brass candlesticks valued at $100, eight silver sets val-
ued at $1,000 and ajar of change valued at $30.
July 23, suspicious, 20 block of 68th Street. The
complainant reported juveniles running around in the road
early in the morning and shaving cream all over the road.
July 23, suspicious, 56th Street and Holmes Bou-
levard. The officer on patrol observed a water cap and
piece of cast iron pipe. Upon further investigation he
noted that it had been disconnected from a pipe in the
ground. He contacted MCPUD to check the pipe.
July 23, suspicious, 52nd Street and Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported that subjects were taking coconuts
from the trees. They were gone upon the officer's arrival.
July 23, petty larceny of a bicycle, 4200 block of
Gulf Drive.
July 24, warrant arrest of two subjects on grand
theft and burglary charges with $15,000-$20,000 in
jewelry recovered, 3400 block of Gulf Drive.
July 24, burglary to an automobile, Kingfish
Ramp. While on a routine check of the area, the officer
found a vehicle with the trunk ajar. Upon closer inspec-
tion, he found the vehicle had been broken into through
the passenger side rear vent window. A cellular phone
valued at $150 was missing.
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of juveniles were causing a disturbance on the patio by
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July 25, petty larceny of a cordless drill valued at
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July 25, disturbance, warrant arrest, 2800 block
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yelling and making threatening gestures at his landlord.
The officer found that the subject had an outstanding
warrant for DUI and was placed in custody.
July 26, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
46th Street. The victim reported that she left her vehicle
parked at the end of 46th Street. The witness was walk-
ing back to the vehicle and observed a white male get
into a white mid-sized vehicle with a large dent in the
front end and a red emblem on the hood. The vehicle
was parked next to the victim's vehicle on the passen-
ger side. The victim found her right rear window shat-
tered but the vehicle had not been entered.
July 26, noise, 100 block of 77th Street beach.
The complainant reported loud juveniles on the beach,
The officer told them to quiet down.
July 27, harassing phone calls, 7100 block of
Palm Drive.
July 27, found property, 3902 Gulf Dr., West
Coast Surf Shop. The complainant found seven stone
skulls inside the store and on the stairway.
July 28, petty larceny, 3300 block bf Sixth Street.
The complainant reported that his bicycle was replaced
with a beat-up-one. The officer found his bicycle at
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Outdoor stories and mullet fritters to boot


Outdoor Perspective
By Bob Ardren
Living in paradise, it's easy to forget just how close
Florida is to several of the world's hot spots. But Capt.
Jim Edwards of the Sarasota charterboat Summerhouse
and his party were reminded of the world in which we
live last week.
Straight off the beaches, about eight miles out,
Edwards was heading for a favorite reef when he spot-
ted something that got his full attention bearing
down from the north, headed on a due south course,
was a convoy of six military landing craft.
"These weren't some junkers going out to be sunk
on a reef somewhere," Edwards said. "These were ob-
viously on a mission."
Judging from world news reports, it doesn't take
much imagination to figure out the Navy's Haitian-
destination for these war machines, and it's sobering to
remember just how close we are to the action.
The language describing the sea can be a poetic
one, sometimes even lyrical, as befits its subject. For
example, a favorite term of mine is the word "loom,"
as in "the loom of Havana." In this case it means the
distant light on the horizon at night showing the loca-
tion of Havana.
But have you ever heard of a guzzle or a rote?
In a new book called "Alongshore," author John
Stilgoe re-introduces these very old terms. "Along-
shore," by the way, takes its title from that "zone be-
tween what seamen call 'open ocean' and what
landsmen might call 'ordinary inland landscape,'" an
area the author calls "the edge of the sea, the edge of
the land, the frontier where ocean and land mingle, the
coastal realm."
"Guzzle" is an old term as old as those hazards
just beyond the outermost breakers and a very pre-
cise one. Thoreau understood its meaning, for he uses
it correctly in "Cape Cod," wondering about a whale
"dragging in over the bars and guzzles."
As Stilgoe writes, "People who love beaches, es-
pecially those who fish the surf, amateur naturalists,
runners and hikers, shallow-water small boaters and the
silent men who begin their morning nursing cups of
coffee as they stare out into the nothingness beyond
their pickup truck windshields all may know and use
the term ... A guzzle is simply a low spot, usually on
a barrier beach, over which the sea now and then flows
into the salt marshes inland from the dunes. Usually a
guzzle floods only during a severe onshore storm, and
then often only if the tide is high."
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comes from "the mesmerizing effect of staring out over
the waves toward the ever-indistinct horizon, listening
to the constant murmur the 'rote' of the sea," to
quote the book's review in the New York Times.
Running into an old lover is an occasion usually
laden with too many emotions. And it was many
emotions indeed when I spotted Reality last week.
An aging 24-foot Columbia sailboat with a long
history in my family, Reality looked a quite a bit more
worn last week (as I probably do, too) than when I last
saw her nearly 10 years ago. She obviously needed
some paint and other cosmetic work, but I knew at a
glance she wasn't unloved.
There on her bow was a brand new handsome bow-
sprit, obviously custom built and looking fine. It was
just the kind of bowsprit I'd always dreamed of fitting
to help her on broad reaches, and somebody has finally
done it.
No, I didn't nose around and find her new owner.
Perhaps I will someday. But with a lump in my throat
and a bittersweet feeling in my heart, I just wished
Reality well and walked away. Wives and boats --
boats and wives sometimes, it's hard to remember
which is which.
Oh, and I'll bet there're a lot of women boat owners
who feel the same way about their boats and their men.
Captain Ron Blago of the June Bee recently
moved his operation down to Englewood and it
landed him in the hospital. Out scouting some new
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The blow knocked Blago down into the boat, and
the fish landed on top of him. After a short struggle, the
tarpon which he estimated be to 60 to 80 pounds -
gave a mighty flip and landed back in the water. Blago
ended up in the hospital for observation with possible
broken ribs.
"I didn't even have a bait in the water," Blago pro-
tested later, "but I did find a single tarpon scale on the
floor of the boat and I'm having it mounted."
Everybody has heard of conch fritters, and most
folks have tried them. Done right, they're delicious.
Well, what about mullet fritters? Bet you've never tried
them, and let me tell you, they're wonderful.
Last Saturday over at the All Florida Fish Fry in
Cortez, two ladies from Pine Island educated a lot of
people. Rhonda Dooley, wife of a Pine Island commer-
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showed up with their Pine Island Mullet Wagon.
They were in Cortez to sell a little mullet and
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About the size of a golf ball and made of self-ris-
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some egg and, of course, mullet, they were delicious.
In fact, Friend Cathy and I hardly got away from the
mullet wagon long enough to hear any of the great live
music at the Festival.
But it was an enjoyable afternoon with friendly
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August is snapper month; backwater fishers in red frenzy


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Warm water and heavy weather haven't hurt fish-
ing in the least. Reports from area guides and fishing
experts report the offshore action is turning to snapper,
with the tasty fish found just about anywhere there is
an underwater structure. In the deeper water, amberjack
and a few rogue dolphin are turning up. Backwater
fishing is fierce with redfish, with the biggest problem
fishers are facing being the reds are too big to keep due
to size limits. Tarpon action is starting to slow, al-
though some of the silver kings are still out in the surf
near the beaches.
Katie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said an-
glers on the four-hour trip averaged 60 head of Key
West grunts and porgies. The six-hour trip averaged 70
head of beeliners, lane snapper, Key West grunts, por-
gies and black grouper. The nine-hour trip averaged 60
head of mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper, por-
gies, red grouper and rudder fish. The special 12-hour
trip averaged 100 head of lane snapper, mangrove
snapper, porgies, black grouper and yellowtail snapper.
Lee at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said fishers



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there have been doing good with redfish, trout and
snook on the flats using live shrimp and shiners for bait.
Offshore, anglers are catching mackerel, grouper, am-
berjack and snapper.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers are
catching .mackerel sporadically, catch-and-release
snook at night and snapper.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers are
catching snapper and black drum, snook and a few red-
fish at night. They also have had big shark runs.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said he's heard
reports of good dolphin catches about 30 miles off-
shore. Other offshore action includes snapper: man-
grove, lane and yellowtail. In the backwater, redfish
seem to be everywhere, with wade fishers having some
of the best action on the flats.
On my boat Magic we've been getting pretty wet
with the afternoon thunderstorms, but have still man-
aged to catch mangrove snapper, mackerel and a few
oversized reds.
Capt. Rick Gross said August is the month for
snapper, and the tasty fish can be landed just about


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anywhere there is an underwater structure.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his charters are bringing
back mackerel, caught mostly in the morning, and red-
fish from the bays and bayous just about any time of
day. Despite the storms, fishing is still good, Capt. Tom
said.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching
sharks and tarpon this week, with the bays still full of
small sharks.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's been running a few
night shark trips and has been doing well with the ex-
cursions. Offshore, he's still landing a lot of amberjack
and big red grouper. His charters are also bringing in
a lot of big dolphin.
Capt. Todd Romine has been catching snook, red-
fish and a few nice-sized trout, with the best bet being
reds.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said fishing in the
Gulf is fair to excellent now, with good catches of red
grouper, snapper and amberjack in the deep water.
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Mona R. Coles
Mona R. Coles, 92, of St. Petersburg, formerly of
Holmes Beach, died July 31, 1994, at Northside Hos-
pital, St. Petersburg.
Service and burial in Cortland, N.Y. were arranged
by Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes.
Born in Cherry Grove, W. Va., Mrs. Coles came to
Holmes Beach from Cortland in 1951, and lived here
until moving to St. Petersburg two years ago. She was
a homemaker. She was a member of Palma Sola Pres-
byterian Church.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth N. Hamilton Sr.
Kenneth N. Hamilton Sr., 80, of Holmes Beach and
Berkeley Heights, N.J., died in Midland, Mich.
Born in Germantown, Pa., Mr. Hamilton attended
the University of Pennsylvania. He was an accountant
with Exxon Corporation and upon his early retirement
from there, he served as chief accountant for Elb Grind-
ing Machines, Inc. Mr. Hamilton served in World War
II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a leader in so-
cial and service organizations including Commander of
Martin Walburg American Legion Post #3 in
Westfield, N.J., and as officer in the Exxon Retirement
Club in Horida. He was a member of the Cornerstone
Tyrian Masonic Lodge #229 F and A.M., Tampa, and
a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Tampa Orient
He was member of the Shrine Sahib Temple
A.A.O.N.M.S. in Sarasota and a member of the
Bradenton Elks Lodge #391.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Klump Hamilton
of Holmes Beach and Midland; two sons, Kenneth N.
Jr. of Mobile, Ala., and Wayne R. of Seattle, Wash.; a
daughter, Wendy L. Radnovich of Pinellas Park, Fla.
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Memorial services will be held on Aug. 1 in Mid-
land, Mich., and in Holmes Beach at a time and place
to be announced. Interment will be at Graceland
Cemetary, Kenilworth, N.J.
Grace B. Hodges
Grace B. Hodges, 70, of Bradenton died July 28 in
Manatee Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service was held at Toale Brothers
Funeral Home with the Rev. James Metts officiating.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Hodges came to
Manatee County from Chicago in 1959. She was a home-
maker. She was a member of Island Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Clark C.; two
daughters, Pamela Jo Weber of Columbus, Ind., and
Penny Kay Scott of Dennison, Texas; a son, Patrick
Clark of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Virginia Holt of
Beloit, Wis.; a brother, John Patrick Hughes of Kansas
City; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Helena M. Lincoln
Helena M. Lincoln, 79, of Bradenton Beach died
July 30 in Mediplex Rehabilitation Center.
Services will be held in Lynn, Mass. Burial will be in
Maine. Arrangements were made by Toale Brothers Fu-
neral Home.
Born in Tewksbury, Mass., Mrs. Lincoln came to
Manatee County from Lynn nine years ago. She was a
homemaker and a member of St Joseph Catholic Church.
She is survived by six daughters, Donna Scott of
Jacksonville, Francena Tileston of Lynn, Margaret
Silva of Tewksbury, Linda Talbot of Bradenton Beach,
and Phyllis Romano and Carol Atsave, both of
Bradenton; three sons, Robert of Branford, Roger of
Wells Beach, Maine, and Malcolm of Bradenton; 40
grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
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There will be no local visitation or services. In lieu
of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of
your choice. Chadwick Funeral Service, New London,
N.H., is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Schenectady, N.Y., Dr. Wiese moved to
Longboat Key eight years ago.
He was a school physician for the Scotia, N.Y., school
system, a medical director for the Baptist Retirement
Home in Scotia and was associated with St Clare's, Ellis
and Bellevue hospitals, all in Schenectady. He was a
member of the Schenectady Medical Association, the
Burnt Hills, New York Rotary Club and Delta Upsilon.
After retirement, Dr. Wiese continued to work for the
Manatee Public Health Unit until 1992.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a daughter, Bar-
bara J. of Bradenton; a son, Frederick K., of Keene,
N.H.; and two grandchildren.


The Island Poet
Happiness is made of little things that happen
every day,
Like when the boss gives you a check for your
very first pay.
And when you make the final payment on the
car you'll have a glow,
With so much happiness most folks will never
know.
Or perhaps it's holding that wee small hand as
you go to the candy store,
That makes a two-block journey feel like a glo-
bal tour.
Or it could be a soft, warm breeze or those
fluffy clouds up in the sky,
But most of all it's that certain twinkle you see
in your loved one's eye.
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First National Bank of Manatee
opens Island branch
First National Bank of Manatee announces plans to
open its first branch bank this winter at 5324 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach.
The building, which was formerly occupied by
Crossland Bank, will undergo extensive interior and
exterior remodeling including an additional drive-in
window.
"We're very excited to be able to bring hometown
banking to the Island," said Glen W. Fausset, president
of First National Bank of Manatee. "We're community
oriented in Bradenton and we look forward to becom-
ing involved in the Island community."

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810 N. Shore Drive
Across the street from best beach on the Island, 5
bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f. living
area. $420,000. Call 778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.


First National Bank of Manatee, founded in 1986, is
headquartered at 5817 Manatee Ave. W. It is locally
owned by more than 600 local stockholders and the board
of directors is composed of local business leaders.
Considered one of the best capitalized banks in the
area, Fausset said, First National shows total assets of
more than $81 million. The bank's profitable history
has solidified the capital base and paved the way for
orderly expansion in the near future.
"We hope to open the Island branch by the end of
the year," said Fausset.

Transaction retraction
A residential lot sale at 847 N. Shore Drive was
incorrectly listed as sold on July 21. We regret there
is no lot at 847 N. Shore Drive.




PERICO BAY CLUB
4. SPECIALIST
W. Marilyn has the
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Realtor@ Associate
Call anytime 792-8477 Office 778-2261
Toll-Free 1-800-422-6325
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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE


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-

If you see news happen,
call 778-7978.
The Islander Bystander wants to know!

ANNUAL RENTALS
GULF FRONT CONDOS Efficiencies,
1 BR, 1 BA and 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.


6-UNIT COMPLEX
201 35th St. Gorgeous Gulf views. Strong
building in quiet neighborhood. Could be
annual rentals. $535,000.
Call 778-7373


(813) 778-2246
FAX 778-4978
2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
Florida 34217


2/3BR, 2.5 BA Townhouse. Newest complex on
Island. Tropical setting, pool, garage, across the
street to White Sandy Gulf Beach. $139,900.
CALL (813) 779-1611
By Owner Save $$$ No Commission


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GULF FRONT
Beautiful white sandy beach. Duplex with great
rental history. Anna Maria City location. Re-
duced to $495,000. OWNER FINANCING.
Call Rose for details.
778-2261 or after hours 778-7780.
Toll-free 1-800-422-6325.

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Contact Debbie Dial
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TARA! Lush, relaxed golf-course living on
12th fairway. Cathedral ceilings, formal dining,
den, caged pool & spa, 2 bedroom, 2 bath.
#54308. Call today! Don Pampuch, 778-3111.
THE CROSSINGI Superb condition! 3 bed-
room, 2 bath. Large master suite, family room
w/fireplace, kitchen built-in's, solar water
heater, garage. Custom features Gertz
Home. $142,900. #55533. Please call Sally
Schrader, 792-3176.
MILL CREEK lot, 1+ acre. Build your dream
home here & enjoy this quiet & delightful, sub-
urban community! $42,200. #56110. Call Jack
Bachman, 779-2552.
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NORTH POINTE HARBOR
Custom built 3BR/2.5BA. Light & bright with
vaulted ceilings & large lanai. Canal view. Heated
pool & spa. $449,000.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 BE MLS



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PLAYA ENCANTADA
6006 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
Unit 212 Gulf Front Complex, 2 bedroom,
2 bath, heated pool & spa, clubhouse, excel-
lent rental. Gulf view. $178,000.
Call Helen White, 778-6956
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
605-C Manatee Avenue Holmes Beach, FL 34217
MLS E[R

Buy it and sell it FAST with an
Islander classified ad.


4 PLEX NEAR BEACH Each apt, in newly restored
top-top condition. Two 2 bedrooms and two 1 bed-
rooms. Licensed for motel rentals across from Gulf.
$170,000.


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PRIME GULFRONT Bet you can't find a better beach
house than this one! Home features 2 bedrooms 2
baths and a den that can be closed off for another
sleeping area. The big living room has a fireplace,
hardwood floors and lots of sliding doors onto the spa-
cious deck. Secluded in Holmes Beach on quiet neigh-
borhood.


HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Lots of possibilities here!
Great location on quiet street. Short walk to shopping
center and beach. Two bedrooms, one bath and the
other side features a one bedroom, one bath.
$108,000.


Mike
Norman
Realty inc.


778-6696
1-800-367-1617
FAX: 778-4364


3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


LUSH & TROPICAL: Close to beach, what a rare
opportunity to own a two bedroom, home plus a
one bedroom, one bath income producing apart-
ment within walking distance to prime beach.
Owner financing, impeccable condition and qual-
ity construction makes this property desirable.
Priced at $380,000. Call for extras & details,
Marion Raqni 778-1504 eves.


THE BAYOU: Two bedroom, one bath condo-
minium with a water view completely refurbished
in 1991. Just steps to bay, beach and Anna Maria
fishing pier. Turnkey furnished. $86,500. Call
Mimi Wilde, 755-7752.
PERICO BAY CLUB UNITS:
Move in today to this lowest priced Osprey first
floor unit with water views. Unit is freshly
painted and ready to go. Only $89,500. Call
Sandy Greiner, 778-2864 to see today.
Upgraded and impressive three bedroom, two
bath first floor corner unit with unlimited de-
signer touches. View of natural estuary, wildlife
and Palma Sola Bay. $204,900. Call Sandy
Greiner, 778-2864 eves.
Lakefront 1st floor two bedroom, two bath
condo with a great view of two lakes, 24 hr. se-
curity, tennis courts, clubhouse, swimming
pools, minutes to beach. $95,900. Please call
Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
Pastel colors surround you when you enter this
Perico Bay Club unit. This two bedroom, two bath
unit has direct Palms Sola Bay view, pool.
$141,500. Call today to see: Dick Rowse 778-
2003 or Sandy Greiner 778-2864 eves.
Expansive lakeview from this model perfect
three bedroom, two bath Perico Bay Club condo
located close to pool. $110,500. Call Zee
Catanese, 794-8991 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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(813) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (813) 778-2294


Watch for our
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JUST LISTED!
Quaint Anna Maria Cottage
Don't miss this cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath
getaway located on quiet Spring Av-
enue. Includes central air and heat,
sunny screened lanai, new roof in '91,
washer, dryer and fenced back yard.
Only $123,900.


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VIEW OF SKYWAY BRIDGE FROM DECK! Ter-
rific 5BR/3.5BA elevated family home on sailboat
water canal. Lot 95x1 17 on cul-de-sac street. Main-
tenance free yard. $350,000. #58624. Call Rose
Schnoerr, Office: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-7780.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR 3BR/2.5BA home
on deep water canal. Vaulted ceilings, pastel col-
ors thru-out. 40' heated pool & spa. Ceiling fans.
$449,000. MLS#58535. Call Mary Ann Schmidt,
778-2261 or Eves: 778-4931..
PERICO ISLAND 4BR/3BA home for busy fam-
ily. Jacuzzi in master bath, large screened lanai,
clubhouse with super facilities. $123,700. #58508.
Call Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261 or 778-7780.
VIEW OF BAY FROM ALL WINDOWS! Down-
stairs corner unit, 2BR/2BA, tile entry, kitchen &
bath, berber carpet, ceiling fans. $145,900.
MLS#56682. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden, Office: 778-
2261 or Eves: 778-2692.


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 724
NORTH SHORE DRIVE, ANNA MARIA. Charm
& style are evident in this romantic contemporary
A-frame with 3BR/3BA. Large decks and spa.
Your host John Green. $199,900. Office: 778-
2261 or Eves: 778-3167.
WHERE ANNA MARIA SOUND MEETS TAMPA
BAY & MOUTH OF MANATEE RIVER! Incredible
views! 2BR/2BA upstairs center unit. $159,000.
MLS#58468. Call Bobye Chasey, 778-1532.
IMMACULATE GREAT VIEWS! This 2BR/2BA
has carport, community pool, clubhouse, lake
view, too many upgrades to mention! Call Paul
Martin or Bill Bowman, Office: 778-2261.
PERICO BAY CLUB ONE OF A KIND! The
only one bedroom condo built in beautiful Perico
Bay Club! A lot of lifestyle for a. little price.
$79,900. MLS#53862. Marilyn Trevathan, 778-
2261 or 792-8477.


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in this gorgeous Bayfront home. Panoramic bayfront views
of sparkling water are yours from every window. This el-
evated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house on the north end of Anna
Maria Island is of exceptional quality. See this home's supe-
rior style and charm today. After hours call Agnes Tooker,
778-5287, or call Kathy Tooker Granstad, 778-4136.

S Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
1 9701 Gulf Ddve P 0 Box 717- Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well maintained RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA fully furnished, second
Island home with good central Holmes Beach loca- floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, clubhouse,
tion. Two bedroom, two bath with large garage and sauna and on site management. Deeded beach
storage area. One block to Gulf beaches. Just re- access and excellent rental program. Priced at
duced to $109,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details. $94,500. 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.


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


Usually, one tells one's customer, when viewing a home for
sale, that what you see is what you get (and you hope to high
heaven that there are no hidden defects no one knows about).
With 631 Foxworth, there is so much hidden quality that sim-
ply walk-through is not going to do the trick. One should take
a moment to not only gaze out a window but to look at the win-
dow. There's more than one piece of glass in these Pellas and
they're 6.5 inches deep to accommodate the 6-inch walls which
accommodates a lot more insulation than the normal house.
Reason #3 of 15 why this house is valued at $525,000. Doug
Dowling Realty. 409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria. 778-1222.
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL ES-
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pancy. Call today! Owner Financing. $275,000.


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1957
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FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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PIANO & KEYBOARD
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CALL (813) 778-1630 Lc. No. 467

1 Painting by
Elaine Deffenbaugh
"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468



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Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
778-7603
Rick Lease
32-Year Island Resident


3.R.
Painting

* Interior/Exterior
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Experience
Husband/Wife
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* Free Estimates
778-2139


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sLandys\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
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JACUZZI, 8' x 8', seats 8 with double lounger. Blue
interior with cedar. 2 years old. $3,000 new. $1,000
steals it! 778-7187.
DINING ROOM 53" oval table with 12" leaf, $95.
Oak end table 27" x 22", $35. Cherry TV stand-cabi-
net 19" x 25", $35. 795-7619.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
BEDROOM SET 5-piece queen size. Light wood,
best mattress. $900 or best offer. Call mornings or
evenings, 778-0334.
SINGLE WATERBED heater & mattress $50. Page
331-3824 or leave message, 387-0408.
WEIGHT BENCH & weights, $60. Boys maple
desk, $15. Beige recliner, $20. Ping pong table,
$10. 778-4231.
DARK ROOM equipment. Black & white. 2 enlarg-
ers, timers, trays, lights, etc. $300 firm. 778-1032.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-
7978.


YARD SALE -6303 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Sat., Aug. 6. 8-1 PM. Pfaltzgraff dishes, Roller
Blades & pads, camera lens & tripod, furniture,
beds, jewelry & jewelry case, misc. other items.
GARAGE SALE -5506 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Fri. & Sat., Aug. 5 & 6. 8-3PM.


FOUND: PET BIRD. Anna Maria, 778-1590.


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.


1985 GMC PICK-UP truck. Best offer, must bid by
Friday, August 5. AMICC. 778-1908.


SCUBA SCRUB mobile underwater hull cleaning at
your dock or marina. Free brochure and coupon.
778-5841.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.


Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Martha Stewart, 778-4362 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.

PARTY ALL THE TIME. Jolee International needs
9 representatives to promote fabulous skin care
line. top commissions paid. 813-773-2606 or 813-
773-4407.

EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER needed. Flexible
hours, part-time and good pay. Aquarius Motel,
778-7477.


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.
K.D. FLAIRS will do painting or wallpapering very
reasonably! 778-1032.


HOME REPAIR Kitchen, bath and all home repairs.
Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc.
Island resident, 23 years experience, local refer-
ences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and
much more. Protect your investment. Call Damon on
mobile number 356-4649. Please leave a message
for quick reply if not available.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island
references. 779-2129.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Specialist in
decorative painting: murals, marbling, textures, cus-
tom stenciling, fine arts & design. Free consultation.
Call artist/painter Kip Ackerman, 778-6680.
PERSONAL ASTROLOGY In-depth, detailed, per-
sonality profile $25. Predictive life analysis for any
5yr. period stated $30. Past life lessons carried over
to present life & part of fortune $25. Send birthdate
& time, birth city & state, w/check or m.o. to "Hope
Star" 3781 Osage St. Stow, Ohio 44224.


HOME REPAIR Kitchen, bath and all home repairs.
Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc.
Island resident, 23 years experience, local refer-
ences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte--
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co.
resident 25 yrs. Call today for free estimate. Ken
792-1084.

FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.


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INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman. Free
estimates, pick-up & delivery. Furniture repair. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers & con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-.
5183.
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.


ISLAND CONDO, 2BR/2BA, 2 lanais, pool, walk to
beach, washer/dryer. $900 per month. Call Martha
Williams at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
MARINERS COVE, annual, 2BR/2BA, loft, fireplace,
jacuzzi tub, boat slip, pool, tennis, views of
intracoastal. $1,300 per month. Call Martha Williams
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SEVERAL 5 to 7 month rentals available. Call
Martha Williams at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SMUGGLERS LANDING beautifully furnished
condo, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, sailboat water slip
available. $900 per month. Call Martha Williams at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
WE HAVE GREAT RENTALS! Short & long term!
Gulf front, condos, canal homes, duplexes. Call
Debbie Thrasher for all your rental needs at The Pru-
dential Florida Realty. 778-0766 or 778-3395.
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. Au-
gust thru May. 813-265-1766 or 884-0222.
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, micro & more.
No smokers or pets. 813-447-8094 or 778-0729.
LOVELY Anna Maria Gulffront vacation apts. Fur-
nished 2/3BR, sundeck, porch, cable, microwave,
weekly plus & no pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL unfurnished 1BR/1BA liv/din, kitchen,
screened porch, laundry facilities. Seasonal 1 BR/
1BA, liv/din, kitchen, deck overlooking Gulf, laundry
facilities. Both in Holmes Beach. 778-1392.
ANNUAL 2BR HOUSE. Fireplace, new carpet, lino-
leum and refrigerator. Located on 2 private lots. 410
Spring Ave., Anna Maria. References. 778-4457.


COZY 1 BR/1 BA steps from Gulf beach in Bradenton
Beach. Nice yard, close to everything! $450/mo and
utilities. Call Property Rentals of Anna Maria Island,
778-1011.
3 SPACES AVAILABLE immediately in commercial
building in Holmes Beach. 16'xl0' $145/mo. 14'x13
$90/mo. 8'x10' $75/mo. Includes utilities. 778-4457.
1BR/1BA APARTMENT, very clean, quiet setting.
Includes heat, A/C & water. $425/mo. Non smoker,
mature individual. 778-6511.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Charming old-style Florida
beach house, Anna Maria City. No street to cross on
a short walk to beach. 778-1576.

GULF FRONT Fall special! 3BR/2BA vacation
rental! Best on Beach in Anna Maria. Vacancy: Aug.
22, Sept., Oct. & Nov. $600 $800 per week. Re-
serve Now: 778-3171.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA unit in Bayou Condos.
Upstairs & partial view of bay. $550/mo plus elec.
Call Marie Franklin, Anna Marie Realty,.778-2259.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSI-
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REAL ESTATE WANTED. Private party, cash
buyer, quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes Beach
area. 798-3981.

BY OWNER. S. Bay Blvd. Elevated 2BR/2BA home.
Large enclosed garage & shop. Rear deck with ca-
nal view. Many Extras. 813-778-7070.
"PERICO BAY CLUB" 1 bedroom condo near pool
& spa. Only $79,900. Call anytime. Marilyn
Trevethan, Neal & Neal Realtors. 813-778-2261.
WATERFRONT LOT By Owner. Cleared 90' x
110' seawalled on deep water canal. Prime Holmes
Beach location. 505 83rd St. House plans available,
includes soil test. 778-2975.
HOLMES BEACH. 3.5 year old tri-level townhouse.
2 master bedrooms, 2.5 baths. 2 car garage, fenced
yard, immaculate. 779-1068.
CASH BUYER. Real Estate wanted. Confidential,
private party, quick closing. Anna Maria, Holmes &
Bradenton Beach. 800-468-4443.

AUCTION ON THE BEACH
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Gulf Coast real estate wanted. Unbeatable opportu-
nity to convert real estate into cash. Feature your
home, condo, rental or lot in the Auction held at the
Beach House Restaurant, Bradenton Beach. 11am,
Sat., Sept. 3. Brokers protected. Higgenbothamr
Auctioneers Int'l Ltd. Inc. Licensed Real Estate Bro-
ker. AU305AB158. 800-257-4161.

FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's com-
puterized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-
Sell Realty Counselors. 795-0616.


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