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By Pat Copeland
All three Island cities are working on proposals to
deal with a state mandate that says yard waste must be
picked up separately from garbage by Oct. 1.
In Anna Maria, Commissioner Max Znika said
there will be once a week curbside pick-up of yard
waste in place soon. The City of Anna Maria contracts
with Waste Management for garbage service and an
additional fee will be required for the pick-up.
Bradenton Beach Maintenance Foreman Buddy
Watts said he will initiate a Saturday pick-up of yard waste
in his city, which handles its own garbage collection.
"Small amounts will probably be free, but it will
have to be bundled," noted Watts. "Separate pick up
will involve more time and cost but I will probably
UH, CAP'N, ARE YOL
For curious beachgoers last Saturday, it looked for a
when it decided to establish a beachhead with two lan
looking to liberate anything but their hunger, though,
Apparently, the soldiers were on a peacefid mission to
doing some coastal cleanup when they were overrun I
By Pat Copeland
A density change is too important for a five-mem-
ber council to decide, said Holmes Beach Council-
woman Carol Whitmore last week. She asked council
to consider requiring a referendum for any density
change in the city like the Town of Longboat Key does.
According to current regulations, a comprehensive
plan amendment is necessary for any density change,
said Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard.
"First a citizen has to request in writing to the plan-
ning commission that they want this to be done," she
explained. "The planning commission has to have one
public hearing, then all the residents within 500 feet are
publicly noticed. Then it would go to the DCA ( state
Department of Community Affairs) for approval and
that would require a public hearing. After that, it would
come back to council and it would require two public
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger asked Whitmore,
"Would you prefer having people making decisions
who don't bother coming to the public hearings and
WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 29, 1994
aste must have Island, Pierola win
k-up by Oct. 1 on state drainage
have to try it for a year to see what the cost is and bud- fund feud
get for it next year."
Bundles may not exceed 30 pounds or four feet in By Paul Roat
length, said Watts. A fee may be charged if bundles Katie Pierola won a big battle on Monday, staving
exceed specifications. The pick-up of white goods or off attacks from Longboat and Siesta Key to retain
S large appliances will also be added to the city's garbage funds to improve drainage at four locations in
services for a fee of $65. Bradenton Beach.
S Holmes Beach Councilwoman Mary Ellen Mayor Pierola successfully led the charge to have
Reichard said she is re-negotiating the city's entire $326,126 originally earmarked for an unnecessary
contract with Waste Management. The new contract revetment in light of the Island's successful beach
will include a once-a-week pick up of seven nourishment project set aside for drainage improve-
a recyclables -three kinds of glass, two kinds of plas- ments in the city.
tic, aluminum and tin cans and newspapers; a once-a- The work is scheduled for the 1996-97 fiscal year.
week pick-up of yard waste; and two regular garbage Planned ar e drainageimprovements to four sec-
pick-ups. The fee increase will be less than $3 per tons of Bradenton Beach, including:
month, said Reichard. Gulf Drive-Cortez Road Intersection, $123,738.
Work will include drainage improvements to the inter-
SUREvi THIS IS f AITI? section, flood-prone since the beach nourishment
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Maryproject covered the drain outfall last year.
Cortez Beach parking lot, $152,692. Work will
correct perennial drainage problems experienced at the
South endt of the beach lot.
will i e a o -a- k pk up of sCity Hame l, $44,298. Work will ime provr aae drainage
tic, aluminum and tin cans and newspapers; a once-a- The work is scheduled for the 1996-97 fiscal year.
week pick-up of yard waste; and two regular garbage Planned are drainage improvements to four sec-
i- in ill at the flood-praone area of Gulf Drive.
month, said Reichard. "S" curve between 17th-22nd Street N, $5,468.
Work will include drainage improvements.
I SURE TIS IS bHAITI? section, flood-prone since the beach nourishment
Requests by officials from Longboat Key to ar install
$400,000 worth of "sand sausages" 500 feet from shore
in the Gulf of Mexico at mid-key were tablned by Metro-
politan Planning Organization members. Longboat Key
an te officials ha d made the request last summer, citing the need
Sto protect Gulf of Mexico drive from storm damageafter
Their unsuccessful beach nourishment project last year.
he sausages are tubes of sand Longboat officials
believe will reinforce thie pbeachatseveral erosion-
prone locations on the key.
Another request for drainage 5ork came from
Sarasota Mayor Nora Patterson, who requested state fund-
poing assistance for a flood-prone road at north Siesta Key.
collapses, dies during
Howie Her man had just finished hara nging the
moment as f the Army had made a serious wrong u raise taxes in the city when he collapsed with afatal
ding craft at the Sandbar Restaurant. The soldiers weren't heart attack. The former city councilman died at HCA
and they trooped inside the restaurant for a bite to eat. L.W. Blake Hospital.st
the "Seashell Republic" of Egmont Key wheretey were Herman, 67, had been a vocal critic of council ex-
y the hungries. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff penditures in past years, specifically concerning the
new publicly owned parking lot on First Street North
and the controversial Bridge Street roundabout.
eks referendum for taxHehad just finished his presentation o posing the
increase and budget before e drainage 50-ork came atfromten-
dance at City Hall when he stepped back from the lec-
tern and collapsed.
don't know the issues at hand?" Mayor Katie Pierola continued the budget hearings
Whitmore said when a referendum is required, to Sept. 26. Council members at that time approved an
rore people are aware of the issues. 11.2 percent property tax increase and a $1.265 million
"I'm in favor of having the public involved," said budget, the largest in Bradenton Beach's history.
Reichard, "but with all the safeguards already in our Herman served on the Bradenton Beach City Coun-
moment as if the Army had made a serious wrong to have a iscil from 1988-90, when he was defeated by current Vice
ding cerendumaft at the Sandbar Restaurant. The soldiers weren't." Mayor Herb Dolan. He was also a candidate for school
wreferendumwith n take some- board here, and was a retired school administrator.
Whitnore renliedl "I think we neerl tn take anme- board here, and was a reeed school administrator.
thing this big out of our hands and put it in the hands
of the people. I feel the people should make that choice,
not five people up here on the dais that may have spe-
Councilpersons Luke Courtney and Billie Martini
supported Whitmore. Reichard said she agreed with the
Bohnenberger said it could mean two referendums
Resident Bob Van Wagoner said, "Longboat Key
changed their charter. I think what you want to do is get
the language and look at it and then you'll have an idea
of what you're talking about. Talk to the officials on
Longboat and see if they're happy with it."
SKIMMING THE NEWS...
Opinions ..................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days ................................. 7
School Daze.................................................. 16
Streetlife ................................................... 18
Anna Maria tides ...........................................21
Real estate .................................................... 23
ij3 PAGE 2 m SEPTEMBER 29, 1994 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Bradenton Beach officials
OK highest budget in city's history
Bradenton Beach City Council members Monday
unanimously approved a 11.2 percent tax increase to help
fund a $1.265 million budget, largest in the city's history.
The increase in property taxes will mean a resident
with a $100,000 home will pay about $21 more in ad
valorem taxes this year than last.
Council members and staff were able to whittle the
budget down from the proposed 36 percent increase
earlier this summer due to changing city employee
health care providers and making other cuts.
Millage rate for the 1994-95 fiscal year is 2.9149
mills, up from the current 2.7026 mills. A mill is $1 for
every $1,000 of assessed value of property.
City council members again this year made a plea
for citizens to get involved in the budget process and
offer areas where the budget could be trimmed to keep
State cites Anna
By Mark Ratliff
Ignorance of the law may be no excuse, but some-
times it can help lessen the punishment when it comes
to violations of the law protecting Florida's mangroves.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion has cited an Anna Maria homeowner for unlaw-
fully trimming some mangroves, but because the act
was done without the knowledge it was wrong, inves-
tigators say the penalty imposed will be relatively light
DEP officials have charged Stephen Wojculewski
with cutting mangroves at a home he is building at 104
Los Cedros, and he will likely pay a fine of a few hun-
dred dollars. Officials say if Wojculewski had known
what he was doing was against the law, or if the dam-
age he caused to the mangroves was more extensive,
his penalty could have been much greater.
"This particular penalty will probably be in the neigh-
borhood of several hundred dollars, because the activity
(Wojculewski) undertook would have been permittable,"
Ted Murray, an environmental specialist with the DEP
told The Islander Bystander. "When we come upon activi-
ties that are not permittable, our maximum penalty is
$10,000. And that's per violation per day."
Murray says that limited trimming of some man-
groves is allowed, and that Wojculewski would have
been given the $500 permit if he had sought one.
"For what (Wojculewski) did, a department permit
would have been required." Murray said. "They appar-
ently had a problem where the mangroves had grown so
far out from the canal that it was overlapping into the foot-
print of their house. The department would have issued a
permit for them to trim back their mangroves with the
stipulation that they clear all the nuisance species (Brazil-
ian pepper, etc.) out of the mangrove fringe."
Although mangroves are generally out of bounds for
the pruner's saw, when DEP does allow trimming it has
to follow specific guidelines. For instance, trimming can
only be done in winter months, only the bottom third of
the plant can be trimmed and only those branches which
are under an inch in diameter can be touched.
"Branches that are over one inch are larger and
stronger branches, and could actually be support
branches for smaller branches," Murray explains the
rationale for the rule. He says that cutting larger
branches also exposes a greater area to possible disease
and insect damage. Winter pruning is desired, Murray
says, because that is not an active growing time.
Murray believes Wojculewski tried to follow the
law, but there must have been a misunderstanding
somewhere along the way.
"(Wojculewski) did say they were informed by the
City of Anna Maria that they were allowed to trim during
certain months," Murray says. "I think the thing they mis-
understood, or the city did not tell them, is that you weren't
allowed to trim branches in excess of one inch in diam-
eter. That's where the main violation came in-- many of
the violations were in excess of one inch in diameter."
Murray says anyone with mangrove trimming
questions should call DEP at (813) 744-6100 and ask
taxes down. The same offer was made last year, Vice
Mayor Herb Dolan said, but budget workshops were
mostly unattended by residents.
Although the audience at Monday's meeting ap-
peared to unanimously oppose the tax increase, their
numbers represented about one percent of the popula-
tion of Bradenton Beach.
"I don't want higher taxes any more than you do,"
George Sinclair, a member of the three-member budget
team told the audience, "but where are we going to cut?"
Ida Cuthbertson offered a three-page memo offer-
ing suggestions to cut more than $135,000 from the
budget, balancing it to last year's total. Despite a 50-
minute presentation, she was told her proposed budget
parings were not possible.
"Citizens are not pleased with these skyrocketing
for Mark Peterson or Rose Poynter.
According to Wojculewski, he thought he had asked
city officials the right questions and gotten good answers
before he started to trim the mangroves at his house.
"Being a new resident from New York, I was not
aware of this mangrove law," Wojculewski told The
Islander Bystander. "But I did go over to the town to
find out what acts I could do on my property and what
I couldn't do. At that time (the city's public works de-
partment) advised me that the mangroves take a permit
to trim. They gave me this piece of paper stating I could
clip 30 percent because I was a homeowner." He also
says he was advised he couldn't cut any branches over
three inches in diameter.
"I did do some trimming," Wojculewski says, "but
I didn't cut down mangroves. I know how important
they are for marine life around the canals."
Wojculewski says he only trimmed dead and bro-
ken branches and that the mangroves have come back
even better than they were originally.
"They are now producing six times the amount of
branches I clipped. There was nothing cut down they
were just trimmed up so they could grow properly."
Looking back on it, Wojculewski says he feels the
city gave him a bum steer the day he sought advice on
The city says it didn't happen that way.
"No," says Anne Beck, administrative assistant in
the city's public works department. "According to
(Wojculewski's) builder, they (the Wojculewskis) were
saying they had a letter from the city. I went to the file
expenses," Cuthbertson said.
Leroy Arnold received the loudest round of ap-
plause of the evening when he told council members,
"You have to face the facts of life we didn't win the
Lotto. We have to start cutting. You guys aren't man-
aging well. Someone told me last night, 'Leroy, we
need Dick Connick back.' As far a managing a small
government, Dick Connick was a good manager. He
watched every cent."
Connick was the controversial and long-time
mayor of Bradenton Beach from 1973-1986.
The biggest portion of the budget, as is true for
most governments, is attributed to police protection
within Bradenton Beach. Police Chief Jack Maloney
said his $400,000 budget represents the will of the
people to have an independent police force in the city.
All's clear (for now)
A green flag at the lifeguard
stand at Manatee Public beach
is a good sign for beachgoers -
it means conditions are goodfor
swimming. Things can change
quickly though, with weather,
currents and marine life doing
their best every once in a while
to put a damper on activities in
the water. It's always a good
idea to check the flags before
getting your feet wet, and in
addition to the green flag, here
are the others you should know.
Yellow is for caution, meaning
you should exercise care when
entering the water. This flag may
be displayed because ofcurrents,
wind and waves. A blue flag
indicates that there is dangerous
marine life in the area. Thisflag
was seen earlier in the summer
when stingray populations
boomed along the coastline. A
red flag indicates danger. It can
be posted for a number of
reasons, but whenever this flag
is flying it means hazardous
conditions exist in the area and
no swimming is allowed Should
red tide move heavily into this
area, the county says it will likely
close the beach and the redflag
will be displayed Islander
Photo: Mark Ratliff
and checked and there was no letter, and Don (former
public works director Tarantola) didn't remember writ-
Beck says Wojculewski might have picked up a
handout that tells what you can and can't do when it
comes to mangrove trimming.
"I'm not sure it's 100 percent current," Beck says
of the handout, "but it was the most current we had. It
certainly tells them when they can't trim and all the
"When people ask (about trimming mangroves) I
always refer them to (DEP)," Beck says.
Murray says there is good reason the state has gone
to such extensive efforts to protect mangroves.
"They provide shelter for gamefish and other fish,"
Murray says. "Plus the leaves, as they fall into the
water, decompose and become food for micro-organ-
isms the gamefish feed on."
Beyond that, Murray says mangroves are nature's
way of combating some of the man-made environmen-
tal damage being inflicted upon the state's waters.
"A lot of Florida's mangrove coastlines are devel-
oped now," Murray says. "You have people washing
their cars and washing their driveways off, and putting
herbicides and pesticides and fertilizers on their lawns.
When we get rain events, no matter how good a
stormwater system is, a lot of that stuff is washing to-
ward the bay. Mangroves have been shown to assimi-
late through their root systems a lot of those foreign
materials and turn them into benign substances.
"So mangroves act as a natural filter," Murray says.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E SEPTEMBER 29, 1994 0 PAGE 3 iJ]
Bazzy files suit over city decision on marina
Allan Bazzy has filed suit against the city of
Bradenton Beach, citing council members illegally
denied his request to expand and renovate the
A turn-down of a request for a special land use excep-
tion to permit operation of Wet Willie's Jet-ski rental
operation in Bradenton Beach may land the city in court.
Pete Milazzo, representing Wet Willie's Inc., 304
Gulf Drive S., made the plea for a special exception.
He maintains that isuance of an occupational li-
cense to Wet Willie's last March constitutes permission
for the rental business to operate on the beach.
Building Official Whitey Moran and City Attorney
Alan Prather disagree with Milazzo. "The special excep-
tion request is not in compliance with the land develop-
ment regulations of the city," Moran told council.
Prather has maintained that occupational licenses
are revenue generating devices for cities and do not
constitute a legal permission for a business to operate.
He has used the example of a person receiving an oc-
cupational license to sell vegetables being legal, but the
sale of marijuana being illegal.
Wet Willie's was cited for code violations in May by
police. The Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement Board in
July, after lengthy and heated debate, decided to allow the
business to continue to operate until the occupational li-
cense expires Sept 30. CEB members advised the busi-
nessmen to apply for a special exception permit.
Councilman Jim Kissick was the most vocal oppo-
Holmes Beach council
meeting dates change
The Homes Beach City Council agreed to try
and reduce the number of city meetings per month.
Starting in November, the council will hold its
meeting on the first Tuesday of the month and its
work session on the third Tuesday of the month.
Both will be held at 7:30 p.m. in city hall.
Bradenton Beach Marina in August.
The marina owner is seeking a judicial reversal of
the council's decision, as well as attorney fees and
nent of the business. He said he had received hundreds
of complaints from nearby residents about the rental of
the personal watercraft. Kissick said a new law passed
this summer by council members allows the city to
regulate beachfront businesses, and Wet Willie's was
in violation of the law.
"We've got to obey the laws we've got or we've
got anarchy," Kissick told Milazzo.
"I have yet to see in writing anything that states
that an occupational license is not a blanket OK for a
business to operate," Milazzo countered. "We have the
city's blessing to operate, and I feel there has been se-
lective enforcement by the city [against Wet Willie's]
and I'm being treated unfairly."
Milazzo said all of the business owners near Wet
Willie's have told him they endorse the Jet-ski rental
business. "They all believe it's good for [their] busi-
ness," Milazzo said.
He said he has never gotten anything in writing from
the CEB, and vowed to appeal any adverse decision.
Mayor Katie Pierola declared a conflict of interest
in the Wet Willie's special exception request. Pierola
and her husband, Gil, are owners of the Catalina Beach
Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N. The resort, as well as
Bradenton Beach Sailboat Rentals operated by Ralph
Cole, has also been the focus of city attention due to the
Jet-ski rental operation conducted there.
Building Official Moran earlier this month with-
drew code violation charges against the two businesses
- Catalina and Bradenton Beach Sailboat Rental -
while he researched city laws.
The Barrier Island Coalition of Elected Officials
has created a committee to review Jet-ski laws through-
out Florida with the goal of possibly developing an
Island-wide law regulating personal watercraft.
court costs in his lawsuit, filed last week.
Bazzy had requested council approval to begin
more than $1 million in renovations to the marina, lo-
cated just south of the Cortez Bridge.
His plans included creation of a 74-boat storage
facility, 200 by 84 feet in size and 34 feet high. Bazzy
also hoped to build two docks into Anna Maria Sound,
remove the existing boat storage racks and landscape
For his plans to be successful, he needed city ap-
proval for rezoning of six vacant lots from residential
to commercial use, as well as vacation of portions of
Bay Drive North and Church Street.
Bazzy's request for the marina rocked the neigh-
borhood. Hundreds of people appeared at marathon
meetings this summer. More than 100 cards and letters
were received by city hall on the issue. Most residents
opposed the marina expansion plan.
Ironically, Bazzy received a majority of three votes
in favor of his request in August. However, city laws
require Bazzy's proposals to receive a "super-majority"
of four votes by council members, so his request failed.
Mayor Katie Pierola, Vice Mayor Herb Dolan and
Councilman Dick Suhre voted in favor of the marina
expansion plans. Councilmen Bill Campbell and Jim
Kissick were opposed.
SNo court date has been set yet.
Anna Maria City
10/3, 8 a.m., Special Planning and Zoning
10/5, 9 am., Planning and Zoning
10/4, 1 p.m., Council work session on the
10/4, 3 p.m., Planning Comission
10/4, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
10/5, 5 p.m., Equity Study Commission
9807 Gulf Drive Anna Maria Island 778-1925
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ilj PAGE A SEPTEMBER 29, 1994 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island may get a trolley after all
By Pat Copeland
Island elected officials are pleased with the pros-
pect of having a trolley serve the Island without spend-
ing any tax dollars.
Gary Cremeans who operates a trolley service on
Siesta Key made a presentation to the Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials last week concerning
a trolley service for the Island that would be funded by
"Our concept is that trolleys were designed for the
good old days when life was easy and to make it easy
on taxpayers, not to burden them more," said
Cremeans. "If anything, when a trolley comes to a
community it will bring a smile to everyone's face."
The trolley service can be an extension of the
chamber of commerce, said Cremeans, and can be sub-
sidized by advertising on the vehicles. The cost would
be about $6,000 to $7,000 per month. He said he has
had inquiries from several Island businesses to adver-
tise on his Siesta Key trolleys.
Cremeans said he charges a fee of $1 to ride the
trolley but if the rider produces a receipt from an ad-
vertised business, the return ride is free.
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches suggested
Cremeans make a presentation to the Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Commerce, which has 220 members.
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger pointed
out that the cities already agreed to the concept of a
more docks for
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council last week gave
Crabby Bill's the nod to add eight more docks and
modify existing docks in the restaurant's yacht basin.
Public Works Superintendent John Fernandez ex-
pressed concern over a dock planned for the tip of the
peninsula at the entrance of the basin because of the
"There's more room there than any other part be-
cause there's no docks to contend with on the other
side," noted Bill Zalla, the restaurant's owner.
Fernandez said his concern was for the mangroves
in the area and the potential for someone else to put in
a dock, both of which could affect the two-way traffic.
Zalla replied, "We certainly wouldn't do some-
thing at the beginning of the traffic that would affect
our entire system."
Fernandez said the problem could be resolved by
shortening removing or changing the angle of the
dock. Zalla agreed to shorten the dock by eight feet.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said she is worried
about pollution in the basin and asked if the plans
should be approved by the Department of Environmen-
"There's not enough tidal flow to clean it out," she
said. "You're going to have an over-abundance of gas,
oil and fumes going into the water and other things that
are created by the boats. It is a tidal end; it does not
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said, "If he owns
the property and if he wants more docks there, he has
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger added, "Unless coun-
cil can cite some specific law or regulation that
would prohibit this they have no choice but to ap-
prove this site plan. If there's a pollution problem in
New manager starts Monday
at Holmes Beach Post Office
Peggy Meyers will take over operation of the
Holmes Beach Post Office Monday, ending several
months of search for a manager of the contract office.
Meyers, of Bradenton, has retail and brief postal
experience. She was one of about 20 applicants for
the position, which became vacant in April in the
wake of the resignation of Tom and Janet Huffine
under a cloud of allegation of misuse of funds.
U.S. Attorneys are continuing their investiga-
tion of the Huffines.
SIESTA BEA' RESORT .. '
Clang, clang, clang goes the trolley
Island elected officials heard a proposalfor a trolley, like the one pictured above that services tourists and
residents on Siesta Key, to service Anna Maria Island. The trolley would be funded by advertising.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
trolley when the county's transit committee was work-
ing with the Department of Transportation on a trolley
system for the islands.
At Thursday's Holmes Beach City Council work ses-
the future, that's a separate issue and that will be
between Mr. Zalla and the DEP."
Holmes Beach Patrolman Chuck Stearns asked
about enforcement if boats block the flow of traffic to
the Captain's Marina.
Zalla said because it is private property, that would
be a civil problem. He said there will be a harbor mas-
ter to monitor activities in the basin.
Marc Modisett, owner of Captain's Marina, said he
favors the project because any expansion of business
will stimulate the Island's economy.
"I don't think that the residents on this Island can
afford to accept the premise that whatever is good for
business is good for the Island," noted resident Bob Van
Wagoner. "This Island has limitations and we have to
look at any type of expansion very carefully to keep the
ambiance that drew the residents here and will eventu-
ally draw his customers."
Whitmore replied, "This does not scare me. Some-
times I don't understand why people are so afraid of
things. I doubt if we'll ever see all of those docks full."
In other business:
Council passed the budget and millage ordinances
on second reading.
Bohnenberger announced that the city will receive
a $20,000 grant to help defray the cost of the compre-
hensive plan review.
Fernandez said the Key Royale Bridge pre-bid confer-
ence will be held Oct. 3 and the bid opening is Oct. 17.
sion, Councilman Luke Courtney reported on a prelimi-
nary meeting between Cremeans and chamber members.
He said chamber members were very enthusiastic about
the trolley and scheduled a second meeting.
An explosive event
When lightning struck the Island Branch Library last
week, it carved a path of destruction through the
front of the building and exited through the
socket, now covered with a metal plate, in the
Walker Swift Meeting Room. The hard plastic pieces
of the socket cover and a five-inch metal screw were
blown to the other side of the meeting room. The
lightning entered near the desk of Librarian Marian
Humphrey and flashed across the desk as she was
seated. It struck the front door mechanism and
burned out the motor, shattered pieces of plaster
along the steps on the outside of the building, hit the
track light above the copy machine and propelled
shattered pieces of the light bulb about 15feet.
Pieces of glass had to be dug out of the carpet, said
Librarian Sarah Bicknell. There was one casualty,
said Bicknell a bird found by the front steps.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Red tide moves
closer to Island
A change in wind direction has driven the pesky
red tide bloom closer to Anna Maria Island.
Residents from Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria
complained of scratchy throats and watery eyes Mon-
day, the result of the toxic micro-organism.
Dead fish were littered along most of the Island.
Dr. Rich Pierce, senior scientist at Mote Marine
Laboratory, said aerial mapping of the fish-killing red
tide will take place later this week, but sampling off
Anna Maria and Longboat Key last week revealed
some of the highest levels of red tide he had ever seen
in the Gulf of Mexico.
The organisms that make up red tide tend to absorb
the available oxygen in the water, killing other marine
life in the vicinity of the red tide bloom, as well as a
toxin that can be fatal to fish. The red tide organisms
also emit a gas, called an aerosol, that causes respira-
tory problems to those who breathe the chemical.
Red tide, Gymnodinium breve, is a naturally occur-
ring dinoflagellate that "blooms" offshore and may be
carried by wind and waves onto shore. The one-celled
organism is both animal and plant-like; is possesses
both chlorophyll, like a plant, and swims freely through
the water, like a fish.
top priorities of new
By Paul Roat
Whitey Moran has been on the job for barely a
month, and has already saved Bradenton Beach about
The new Bradenton Beach Building Official has
been able to convince Florida Power & Light officials
that relocating power poles at the Bradenton Beach Fish-
ing Pier to make way for a new revetment is in their best
interests as well as the city, saving the city the expense
of moving them.
Besides bringing the city a financial mini-wind-
fall, Moran is spending his time slowly unburying
himself from the mound of outstanding inspections,
code violations and other details that awaited him
when he took the job as Bradenton Beach's new
Building Official last month.
Moran, a youthful 53, said "for a city of its size,
Bradenton Beach has a lot of projects going on." Besides
his usual duties of code enforcement and building inspec-
tion, Moran deals with on-going special projects, such as
repair work at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier and
work to improve the Katie Pierola Sunset Park in the
2200 Block of Gulf Drive.
He points to a heap of remodeling and other permit
requests awaiting his review when asked of pressing is-
sues facing him. Although there is a lot of work to be
done, Moran doesn't view the backlog as a problem.
"I did the inspections of Altamonte Mall and the
Renaissance Center," Moran said of his previous
workload as building inspector and senior plans exam-
iner at Altamonte Springs. "In Bradenton Beach, a 'ma-
jor development plan' is a four-unit condo."
Moran said the hardest part of his job is explaining
to contractors that he goes by the book. And one of the
hardest parts of going "by the book" is dealing with the
state of Florida.
"It takes a long time to get approval from the state
for a project on a barrier island," Moran said. He ex-
plained that construction seaward of the coastal construc-
tion control line is mostly under state control and that
means about half of Bradenton Beach.
What's the worst part of his job?
"Code enforcement is probably the most agonizing
job in the city," Moran ruefully said. "The code enforce-
ment officer is always the bad guy" as far as residents are
concerned, he said.
"Because of the workload, I'll have to initially rely
on complaints from residents," he said, "although if I see
something and it's blatantly in violation, I'll have to take
care of it."
Residents, take note once the backlog is dimin-
ished, Moran will be taking an pro-active approach to
Another hat Moran wears is serving as city planning
official, and the importance of city planning will increase
as the city works its way closer to revamping the com-
prehensive plan, the long-range look of how the city will
meet the future.
"I have a background in planning," Moran ex-
plained. "In the past, every item regarding planning went
to the city attorney or planner. With my background, a
lot of that referral won't be required, and I believe that's
one way to whittle down my budget."
Moran said he hopes to be able to take the city's
comprehensive plan and land development regulations
and fine tune them.
Moran is working hard to become an Islander. He
and his wife have relocated their boat, a 42-foot 1969-
vintage cruiser, to the Island, where they live-aboard. One
of their new neighbors is another live-aboard boater -
Bill Zimmerman, the new Anna Maria City Building
One of the first goals he has set for himself is to re-
view the city's codes and fee schedules.
"Contractors love to build here," he said of the fees
charged. As an example, he said fees to build a standard
single-family home in Bradenton Beach total about $435.
The fees for the same size house on Longboat Key total
Contractors, take note: things may begin to cost more
in Bradenton Beach soon.
"I'm a firm believer in streamlining things," Moran
said of his management style. "Wasted movements take
time and in a city the size of Bradenton Beach time is
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Not so funny
I don't get it and I hope someone out there is read-
ing and can explain it to me.
Maybe you too read several Sunday papers. If you
do, and you read the funnies, then you must have no-
ticed how some newspapers leave out a frame or three
from the beginning. They sometimes leave out what
the cartoonist obviously intended to set up the
This past week, The St. Petersburg Times, suppos-
edly one of the top ten newspapers in the country- the
whole righteous country left out the leader for Shoe,
Hi and Lois, Doonesbury, Peanuts, and even Mother
Goose and Grimm (and it was a good one).
They spared Outland, but it's an outrage.
Score one for Katie
It's a pleasure to see the Island, and Bradenton
Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, win one over the Metro-
politan Planning Organization finally.
The mayor went to bat for Bradenton Beach to
keep funding originally earmarked for a revetment
along Gulf Drive but deemed unnecessary by the beach
nourishment. She wanted to keep the money here for
drainage improvements and she did.
And, after successfully fending off the cash-grab
attempts of Longboat Key and Siesta Key to take the
money, she got a commitment to use $326,000 for the
Gulf Drive work.
Way to go, Katie!
SLICK By Egan
... and about those fish
After a week of good luck, it seems the red tide
bloom is providing beachgoers that particular unpleas-
ant aroma of decomposing fish and toxic micro-organ-
isms that cause a nagging cough and raspy throat.
And again we pose the questions:
Where does it come from? How long will it last?
What kills the fish?
And who will clean the dead fish from our beaches
when the red tide abates?
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Let council make appointments
The City of Holmes Beach has a pro-active mayor
and a pro-active city council who respect each other
and are accomplishing much. Still, they occasionally
step on each others toes and can miss a corer in their
The city charter calls for the mayor to appoint the
city attorney, for example, as his "duty." At the last
election, both a new city council and a new mayor
swept into office. Even if the new mayor approves the
city attorney he inherited, he needs to formally advance
that appointment anew and it must be approved by the
new city council. It is a customary American govern-
ment procedure that new administrations re-float ap-
pointments when they take office. All mayoral appoint-
ments should be run through the process.
The case of the city attorney is especially signifi-
cant because there is some public controversy in this
case. All three city attorneys serving the Island's three
cities have been identified as serving on a mainland
Chamber of Commerce committee which actively sup-
ports opening up the Island to business development -
a general position contrary to the thinking of most of
the Island's citizens. Whereas the attorneys' apparent
conflict of interest is within legal bounds, and perhaps
ethical bounds, it still makes for an uncomfortable re-
lationship on some issues. Without criticizing their
rights to their extra-professional activities, other law
firms might prove better for the Island cities. At least
the city council, which represents the voters most
broadly, should have the opportunity to weigh these
In the matter of the Holmes Beach "city representa-
tive" or "city council liaison" to the Island Community
Center: there probably can be no more appropriate repre-
sentative to the Center than Mr. Courtney. But if Mr.
Bohnenberger sees some "conflict" (a rather far reach), he
has the right to advance his own selection (but the coun-
cil has a right to reject it, too). Mr. Courtney can return to
his former position as an at-large board member to the
Center, in which role he might find himself even a stron-
ger spokesperson for all the Island, and can continue as
liaison to the council on Center matters.
How does the mayor come to appoint "liaison" as-
signments of council members in the first place? I don't
find it in the charter. "Liaison" to whom, the mayor or the
council? It seems to be up to the council, in which case the
council itself should divvy up and name its liaison assign-
ments that makes sense. I suspect that some mayor
started doing this, and it became a habit But the mayor
should let the council appoint its own liaison assignments.
They're informal, anyway.
Holmes Beach does not have such a "strong
mayor" type of government that the council is second-
fiddle; it has its own strengths and rights.
Bob VanWagoner, Holmes Beach
Sports Card show growing
Thank you so much for the support The Islander
Bystander has been offering our group as we continue
to provide safe, wholesome alternatives to our youth in
More and more kids are showing up at the Sports
Card show with their parents. It is really important for
the kids to see their parents participating in activities
that they enjoy. This isn't a cure for the problem but it
definitely is a step in the right direction.
We would also like to thank our sponsors with-
out their continual support these shows couldn't be
possible Domino's Pizza provides the pizza, 307
Pine Avenue General Store, the Kmart at 14th Street
and Cortez and Champs Sporting Goods.
We continue to scout for more supporters to keep
these shows a part of our kids' community and expand
our programs to further help kids find positive alterna-
tives for their free time. It would be helpful if more
community businesses could donate some kind of door
prize or make a contribution.
The support we have received from your paper has
been wonderful and greatly appreciated. Our little com-
munity relies on your paper to find out what's happen-
ing and read about topics of interest. Thank you once
again for helping us to support our community youth.
Ursula Stemm, Concerned Island Parents,
For more of Your Opinions,
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THOSE WERE THE IIYS
Part 4, The Remarkable Captain Jones
by June Alder
Most of the 100 victims of Tampa's 1887 yellow fever epidemic were buried in
Oaklawn Cemetery. Among them was Abbie Bean, wife of George Emerson Bean,
who became Anna Maria Island's first homesteader in 1893. John R. Jones
escaped death in the same epidemic and settled on the Island in 1895.
John P. Jones was 12 when yellow
fever nearly took his father's life. Oct. 5,
1887, the day the epidemic struck
Tampa, was forever etched in young
Jones's memory. He wrote about it five
"We were living on the bayshore
some distance from where Father had
his law practice near the
courthouse. I had been
sent in with a list of gro- 'The may
series to purchase if called a
my father had the
wherewithal. Arriving the court
at his office, I found that you fellow
he and Judge John
White, who occupied an get over, j
office next door, had hell to pa
pooled their resources
for lunch. The judge's
contribution consisted of a small can of
oysters, and ours a box of crackers and
a bag of peanuts, which my father ex-
plained were very nutritious. A mouse
came out of a hole in the wall and joined
us in our repast.
"The door opened and in came Harry
Campbell, an Englishman with a past who
owned a small coast-wise schooner. Every
time I had seen him before he was drunk
and boisterous. But this time he was sober
and looked very grave as he said, 'The
mayor has called a meeting at the court-
house and you fellows better get over, for
there's hell to pay!'
"The courtroom was full of citizens
and all the public officials were there.
Mayor Sparkman called the meeting to
order, and Dr. John P. Wall, a medical
man of note, rose and cleared his throat
nervously. Then he spoke as follows:
"'Yellow fever has broken out in
Tampa, and if there are any new cases I
will declare it epidemic.'
"A babel of voices arose: 'How do
you know it's yellow fever?' 'How did
it get here?' 'No one has died yet.'
"The doctor faced the crowd
"'If I met you in New York I
wouldn't know how you got there but
I'd know it was you,' he said.
"Then, with a little dry cackle, 'Just
wait a few days and then you'll see them
Next day the town quickly emptied.
Wagon-loads of people fled to the
countryside, in many cases leaving their
houses open and dishes on the table. For
more than three months Tampa was a
place of misery and death.
"There were so many funerals that
sometimes laymen had to read the
burial services," J.P.
Jones wrote. "I remem-
has ber when a popular citi-
Szen died and a kindly old
eating at fellow by the name of
use and Captain Randall, a great
better friend of the deceased,
was called upon to read
r there's the service as there were
Only two Protestant min-
isters and a Catholic
priest left alive in town.
"It was an unforgettable scene: The
oak trees draped with somber-looking
gray moss; the unpainted, roughly-built
coffin (Old Man Lovengreen, the only
undertaker in town, had run out of cas-
kets); the shirt-sleeved men circled
about white-haired Captain Randall
holding the Bible.
"The poor captain began bravely: 'I
am the resurrection and the life, saith
the Lord...' And then he broke down
and sobbed: 'Oh my friends, isn't it a
goddam shame for our brother to be
taken away from us like this?"'
Of his father's brush with death,
J.P. had only this to say:
"As sanitation chief Father had to ride
to town every morning on his horse, re-
turning late at night When he went down
with the fever Mother had to take on the
job of nurse. The neighbors had all fled
and left us in charge of their gardens and
chicken-yards. It was my job to forage for
supplies, so I'd take a hatchet, throw a
handful of corn on the ground and hurl the
weapon into the midst of the congregated
chickens. The one I hit was the one we
had for dinner. Father recovered and none
of the rest of us took the fever."
The Joneses were lucky. At least
100 people died in Tampa Bay's last
major yellow fever epidemic.
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Pier contract with Bradenton
Beach not good deal
By Mark Ratliff
A deal may be a deal, but a bad deal is bad for
everyone. That's what the new holders of the lease
on the Bradenton Beach City Pier said last week
about their deal with the municipal government.
At a special city council meeting Sept. 20, rep-
resentatives of the pier management, represented by
Mike Norman, told the council there's a lot of ineq-
uity in the pier lease, with the good parts of the
agreement benefiting the city exclusively.
If the city doesn't have any problem with that
now it will in the future, Norman says, because the
best bet for stable pier operations and continued
revenue for the city is a "win-win" lease contract for
the city and the lessee alike.
"This lease is so out of balance in the favor of
the city," Norman said, "that any concessionaire -
whether it's Bridge Tender or anyone else can't
make a go of it." Norman is part owner of The
Bridge Tender Restaurant.
Norman said the Bridge Tender has to pay
someone to collect fishing fees, yet all of that rev-
enue goes to the city. Additionally, Norman said his
people must clean up food and beverage trash left by
pier patrons food and drinks which often are not
purchased at the Pier Restaurant.
"I think anyone who'd really study (the lease)
would realize they have put a concessionaire in a po-
sition where, for them to make money, they would
have to steal," Norman said. "Or they're going to let
the time for their lease run out and they'll be gone."
Norman said if the problems with the lease he
alleges are not corrected, it will be impossible for
the city to find a concessionaire willing to stick with
Norman and Bridge Tender co-owner Fred
Bartizal would like the city to consider revising the
lease they signed two months ago. That agreement
has The Bridge Tender running pier operations
through October, and then for another year on an
automatic extension. After those 13 months, it's
anybody's guess who would want to be the pier
concessionaire if some balance is not brought into
the lease contract, Norman said.
Some things that would go a long way in
sweetening the deal for the pier concessionaire,
Norman said, is for the city to grant pier operators
the exclusive right to sell food and beverages -
including beer on the pier. That means pier pa-
trons could only partake of refreshments purchased
from the concessionaire.
According to Norman, if Bridge Tender per-
sonnel have to clean up the mess left by those en-
joying a day at the pier, the restaurant ought to be
able to recoup some of that expenditure by selling
the items that eventually end up as litter.
Norman isn't thrilled with the amount he and
his partner have to give to the city each month, ei-
ther. Currently the contract calls for The Bridge
Tender to turn over 12 percent of the gross income,
an amount Norman said is not fair, especially since
under the new management the pier is doing much
Norman claims that with previous pier manag-
ers the operation grossed an average of $2,700 a
month, but in its first month under Bridge Tender
guidance the pier grossed $10,000.
To even things out, Norman asked the council
to consider changing the lease contract so The
Bridge Tender would only pay 12 percent of the
net, and the city would reimburse pier management
for the salary of the employee responsible for col-
lecting the 50-cent fishing fee.
The council agreed to consider the matter fur-
ther at a 1 p.m. meeting on Oct. 4.
Elected officials want
more public input
By Pat Copeland
Island officials discussed their concern over the
public's apathy to government affairs on the Island and
ways to increase public input. The topic was intro-
duced by Holmes Beach resident Bob VanWagoner at
last week's meeting of the Coalition of Barrier Island
"I hear too much these days about chamber of com-
merce and development and tourism," he admonished.
"Where is the public? That should be your concern.
Why are there just a handful of people here and sitting
in your city halls (during meetings)?Somebody's elect-
ing you and you have to know what they're feeling. We
need more public input and more respect for the resi-
dents. This Island is not run by the chamber of com-
merce. It belongs to the people."
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches said officials are
concerned about the problem but "we can't make
people come to the meetings." He said Island civic as-
sociations and other citizen groups should take a more
active role in discussing issues and making their posi-
tions known to the city governments.
"Why does it always have to be the elected officials?"
he asked. "The issue is how do you create a process, a way
of bringing to the conscious level of the residents and
voters those issues that will impact upon the Island. We
need to use all of the organizations we have when it comes
to public dissemination and involvement"
Anna Maria Commissioner Dottie McChesney
suggested that a representative of each Island organi-
zation come to city meetings and give a report on the
group's activities and, in turn, report back to the group
on city government activities.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
said, "Many younger people are intimidated by the city
halls. For years I was like that; I wouldn't set foot in
city hall. And many meetings are not convenient for
working people. Maybe we should think about having
forums one or two times a year for people to come and
meet their elected officials."
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger added,
"People come to meetings and as soon as their issue is
discussed, they bolt for the door. Apathy is running
rampant, not only in our city, but everywhere."
9IIj YOR 9PIN
Still making news 45 years later
I want to express my appreciation to Bonner
Presswood, publisher and editor of The Islander By-
stander, for bringing to my surprised attention the
mural on the wall at the Holmes Beach Shopping Cen-
ter. When I noted the gentleman depicted in the paint-
ing reading a battered newspaper carrying the masthead
of the Anna Maria Key News I was speechless.
However, it took only a few seconds for a feeling
of deja vu there I was (45 years ago) staring at a
piece of blank paper in my portable Smith Corona with
a deadline to meet in less than an hour; and Harriet, my
partner muttering, "If J.R. Miller doesn't change his
advertising copy I'm going to scream!"
I wish to publicly thank Bonner for the pictures of
me in the delightful article by Islander feature writer
Tomara Kafka. The pictures actually look like me and
Tomara, your article is the first factual account that
reasonably tells the story of the first Island newspaper
that was the Anna Maria Key News.
I'm grateful indeed why you ask? Because I've
actually had someone come up to me and say, "What-
ever became of Ellen Bracken?" (My last name in
1949.) Now they know!
Through the Islander, may I say to the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island that I am beholden to them
for including the Anna Maria Key News in their historic
mural; and I'm also beholden to the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society for their kindness in having me as
their guest speaker last Monday night. All the memo-
rabilia they had on display was a very nice courtesy and
When Harriet Williams Blair receives her copy of
the Islander in Georgia she, too, will get a feeling of
Incidentally, the art work for the masthead in our
paper was done 45 years ago by Wes and Yolanda
Pritchard, then Island residents. They, too, migrated to
Hernando, Fla. Yolanda and Wes did the sculpture in
the lobby of the Bradenton Library and are part of the
well-known Pritchard family of artists, teachers and
musicians of Bradenton.
In closing, I think it's poetic justice that the origi-
nal Island newspaper was launched by two women and
that 45 years later it was two women who brought this
bit of Island history to the attention of the community.
Ellen Marshall, Anna Maria
Lots of people helped with
Artists Guild's murals
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island thanks The
Islander Bystander for the fine article by Tomara
Kafka and the editorial featuring the Guild's mural at
the north end of the Home Hardware in Holmes Beach.
The Guild would like to take this opportunity to list
others whose contributions and support were invalu-
able. They include Anthony Caminite and Joan Brown
of Home Hardware, Jane Adams of Anna Maria His-
torical Society and Molly Sandberg of the Tingley Li-
brary in Bradenton Beach for the historical research.
Unfortunately, despite all effort for historical accu-
racy, the lady walking her dog on the beach in the
marvelous presentation by Jack Egan simply failed to
see that the publication date on the Anna Maria Key
News newspaper was Nov. 1, 1948.
The Artists Guild continues to receive compli-
ments on this first of the "Centennial Paintings."
The Guild most certainly would appreciate criticisms
and suggestions for those now in the planning stage.
Arthur Towne Ballman, president, Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island
City hall landscape
is natural beauty
A few weeks ago, my wife and I read of the death
of Anna Maria City Commissioner Mary Ross and of
her efforts to bring an appreciation of Florida's natu-
ral landscape to the Anna Maria City Hall. We decided
that we would visit the site the next time we were out
to the coast, to see what she and her volunteers has
accomplished. My wife also mentioned that it would be
a good time to see where the Island Players Theatre,
that she had heard such good things about, was located.
Well, the visit was well worth it We found both
places simultaneously, noticing the sign for the Island
Players Theatre on reaching the corer of Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue. Both the city hall and the theater are blended
in a Florida landscape that is wonderfully fresh simple
and diverse at the same time. It was particularly appropri-
ate as an example of civic environmental enlightenment,
leading the way for others to follow. Other municipalities,
institutions, corporations and homeowners would do well
to study the beauty and cost savings that accompany work-
ing with nature rather than converting it to straight lines,
sod and hybridized nursery stock. The latter approaches
are symbolic of what we have inflicted on Florida: turn-
ing the landscape into a sort of outdoor haircut that is
grafted, pruned, edged and blown dry by the hordes of
landscape maintenance people who descend from their
trailers everywhere to make things "look orderly and un-
We left with great opinions about Anna Maria's past
and present civic leaders and look forward to returning for
a performance. Before departing for dinner at the Sand-
bar, we picked up a copy of The Islander Bystander from
the newspaper boxes at the parking lot You can imagine
our dismay to read of the opposition to what we had just
been so delighted to see. We think that the "Everglades
fish camp" accusation is actually a compliment.
So, give Mary Ross' past and Mr. Miller's present
efforts your support. Surely you can work out a way to
maintain and manage the site within the contemporary
principles that are bearing such worthwhile results.
You should understand that we regard the natural land-
scape at city hall as an inducement to visit the Island
Players Theatre and nearby restaurants again, not an
impediment. Unless you change it too much.
Jim and Sandy Stansbury, Bradenton
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Tingley library receives plaque
Linda Molto, right, Cortez artist and member of the Tingley Library board of directors, stands with Bradenton
Beach City officials Mayor Katie Pierola and Councilman Jim Kissick during the ceremony installing the cast
plaque of Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley, the founder of the Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach. Tingley
donated more than $700,000 to establish a library for the citizens of Bradenton Beach in the late 1980s. The
Tingley Library is the only private library in the state of Florida. Molto worked with P&D Graphics to create
the "full bronze" plaque from an old news photo of Tingley when she was in her 30s. The cost of the plaque
was $505.12. Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Condo, bank site plans
reviewed by council
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council had no problems
with two site plans reviewed Thursday. Both are slated
for approval at the Oct. 4 meeting.
The first was for Hidden Cove Condominium to be
built on the former Ashford property at the S-curve at
5612 Gulf Dr.
"The parcel contains about three fourths of an
acre," explained Public Works Superintendent John
Fernandez. "With our density limits, it basically works
out to seven plus units. In this case, they're proposing
six units. They are two-story over parking."
Twelve parking spaces are required, said
Fernandez, and 16 are planned. A swimming pool is
proposed at the south end of the property and the en-
trance will be off Guava Street. The project must be
permitted by the Department of Environmental Protec-
tion (DEP) because it is seaward of the coastal con-
struction control line.
"The buildings are staggered to maximize the Gulf
front view," said Fernandez. "There is a proposal for
landscaping that meets our regulations but some of it
will have to be approved by the DEP."
The second project reviewed was the First National
Bank of Manatee, which purchased the former
Crossland property. The bank recently received ap-
proval from the city's board of adjustment for a setback
variance in order to add two drive-up windows.
The bank building is being remodeled and the
parking area and landscaping are being revamped.
In other business, council postponed a discussion
of the appointment and approval procedure for the city
attorney until an opinion from the general council for
the Florida League of Cities is received.
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AMI Art League
The Anna Maria Island Art League plans a fall
schedule of classes that will offer instruction in var-
ied interests for aspiring artists, craftspersons and hob-
byists, young and old.
Beading, taught by Irene Murphy, will be held on
Monday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3:30 to 5:30
p.m., beginning Oct. 3.
Oil painting, taught by Anna Gunn, will be held
on Monday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for adults and
from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for children, beginning Oct. 3.
Watercolor, taught by Sydney McKenna, will be
held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., begin-
ning Oct. 11.
Children's crafts, taught by Laura Beard, will be held
on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., beginning Oct. 4.
Prisma art for children, taught by Julie Stewart,
will be held on Tuesdays from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. and
on Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., ongoing.
Photography, taught by Jay Canterbury, will be
held on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Oct. 11.
Drawing from the right side of the brain, taught by
Laura Avery, will be held on Tuesdays from 7 to 9
p.m., beginning Nov.15.
Loom beading, taught by Irene Murphy, will be held
on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Oct. 5.
Sewing, taught by Karen Smith, will be held on
Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 7 to 9
p.m., beginning Oct. 5.
Sculpey art, taught by Marie Ewing, will be held
on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m., beginning Oct. 5.
Prisma art for Adults, taught by Julie Stewart, will
be held on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon, ongoing.
Photography for young adults, taught by K.D.
Fairs, will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30
to 6:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 6.
Just for fun crafts, taught by Ginie Smith, will be
held on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning Oct. 7.
Sewing for children, taught by Laura Beard, will be
held on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning Oct. 8.
Basket weaving, taught by Willow Johnson, will be
held on Sundays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 2.
Length and costs of classes vary. A brochure is avail-
able upon request. The Anna Maria Island Art League is
located at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. For more
information or to register call 778-2099.
to meet Oct. 5
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
resume its monthly meetings on Wednesday, Oct. 5,
at 1 p.m., at the Anna Maria Island Community
President Sarah Maloney announces the pro-
gram will be "Welcome Back" and the recipient of
the 1994 scholarship will be a guest speaker. Linda
O'Connor Levy, a member of the reading club ESO
associated with the Women's Club, will present a
Club officers will attend the Women's Clubs
State Convention, at the Hyatt in Tampa, from Sept.
30 to Oct. 3. Members who are interested in attend-
ing may contact Maloney at 778-4865.
'Neighbors' editor to
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, on
Monday, Oct. 3, at 10:15 a.m. Carlos Galarza, editor of
the Neighbors section of the Bradenton Herald, is the
guest speaker. Visitors are welcome.
For more information call 778-6879.
Mike Yencho of Anna Maria, a cellist with the
Manatee High School Orchestra, practicesfor the
season's first concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. The
concert will be held in the auditorium in the Davis
Building, 1000 32nd St. W., Bradenton. The concert
is free and open to the public. The Sinfonia's selec-
tions include "Sinfonie in C" by Mendelssohn and
"Habanera" and "Prelude from Act I" from
"Carmen" by Bizet. The Sinfonietta's selections
include "Caprol Suite for Strings" by Warlock and
"Fanfare and Frippery" by Stephan. The Concert
Orchestra's selections include "Suite Perestroilla"
arranged by Harry Alshin and "Ragtime Fiddles" by
Bruce Chase. The Intermediate Orchestra's selec-
tions include "Harmonious Blacksmith" from "Suite
5 in E major" by Handel and "Suite in C" by Pleyel.
The orchestra is directed by Jim Palmer.
Rotary dinner to feature
The Rotary Club dinner will be held on Monday,
Oct. 3, 6 p.m., at Crabby Bill's, 5325 Marina Dr.,
Guest speaker is Bill Saunders, general contractor,
who will discuss growth in Manatee County and how
it has affected the economy.
Rotary Club members are welcome.
Artists Guild to present
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will present
a free program featuring Ann Fletcher, of the Embroidery
Guild of America, on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., at the
Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and a
general meeting will follow the program which is open
to the public.
For more information call 778-6694.
Volunteers to hold
The Anna Maria Fire and Rescue Volunteers, Inc.
will hold the 30th Annual Halloween Dance, Saturday,
Oct. 22, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach. Debra Jean and the Meltones
For more information call 788-6621.
The cost for the class, "Writing to Publish," taught
by Helen Nettleton at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center on Tuesdays is $45. A previously published
notice stated otherwise.
open season with
'A Flea in Her Ear'
Georges Feydeau's "A Flea in Her Ear" opens the
46th season of the Island Players with a fine French
flair on Friday, Oct. 14, and running through Oct. 23.
Director Kelly Winn Woodland of this lively comedy,
"The people in 'A Flea in Her Ear' are silly people, but not
unrealistically so. It is their persistent lack of communi-
cation, mistaken identities, jumping to conclusions, etc.,
that creates the basis for the farce. We can laugh at all this
silliness because it could happen. Add some exaggerated
foreign characters, a wild collection of doors to run
through, and, (being French, of course) thinly veiled
sexual innuendo, and the party is complete."
Participants in the race through the doors of this
smartly-paced vehicle are David B. Haynes, Stefanie
Lambrinidis, Sam McDowell, Leonard Ross, Michele
Strauss, Gayle Kimball, Chris Kelley, John Durkin,
Mark Woodland, K.D. Fairs, Bill Ward, Debbie Keller-
McCartney and Chris Vallejo, Jr.
Peter Strader is the set designer, Joseph Oshry di-
rects lighting, Pat Russell handles the costumes and
Anne Fasulo is stage manager.
The Island Players Theatre is located at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. All shows
begin at 8 p.m. except for the Sunday matinees on Oct. 16
and 23, which begin at 2 p.m. No shows on Mondays.
The $10 tickets are available beginning Monday,
Oct. 3, at the theater or by calling 778-5755. The box
office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., except Sun-
day, and one hour before show time.
LBK Art Center to hold
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.
S., opens the season with two exhibits beginning
Thursday, Sept. 29, through Oct. 18.
The public is invited to attend the opening recep-
tion for "The Winners' Showcase," in the main gallery,
and the "Annual Faculty Show," in the Glen members
gallery, on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The art center is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week-
days and 2 to 4:30 p.m. on weekends. For more infor-
mation call 383-2345.
LBK Art Center offers
The Longboat Key Art Center is taking reserva-
tions for the following classes beginning in October.
Oil and Acrylic, taught by M. DuCharme, will be
held on Wednesday and Saturday.
Jewelry Fabrication, taught by M. Rubinow, will
be held on Wednesday through Friday.
Jewelry Casting, taught by M. Rubinow, will be
held on Wednesday.
Glass on Metal Techniques, taught by J. Garrison,
will be held on Tuesday and Thursday.
Sculpture in Stone, Wood and Wax, taught by L.
Johnson, will be held Tuesday through Thursday.
Photography, taught by B. Hively, will be held on
Pottery, taught by W. Hoebel, will be held on
Pottery, taught by S. Benson, will be held on
Painting/All Media, taught by L. Sherwood, will be
held on Tuesday through Thursday.
Class fees are $50 for five sessions for members.
The Longboat Key Art Center is located at 6860
Longboat Dr. S., Longboat Key. For more information
Fresh bread available
on Wednesday at
Every Wednesday expert bakers of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society bake loaves of Early Settlers
bread to sell at the Island Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. If you would like to purchase a loaf of the delicious
bread, similar to English nu. in bread, be there early.
The museum is open ". :sday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Episcopal Women begin fall
season with program
Incoming President Phyllis Walthius, left,
receives the badge of office of the Episcopal Church
Women of the Church of the Annunciation from
Agnes Didriksen, right, outgoing president. The
Episcopal Church Women will hold the first meeting
of the season on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Lowe Hall, at
Guest speakers are Carolyne Norwood, who will
speak on "Our Anna Maria Island," and Jeanne
Dwann, who will give a reading.
Members are requested to sign up in Lowe Hall
by Monday, Oct. 3., to bring a salad or dessert. All
Episcopal Women are invited to attend. For informa-
tion or reservations call 778-1638.
Two artists to exhibit
at library in October
Sarasota artist Caroline Whitmore will exhibit
her oil paintings at the Island Branch Library
Whitmore began painting in a Hudson River Val-
ley, N.Y., adult education course and continued to
learn under the tutelage of noted artists such as Rob-
ert Gary and P.J. Steadman. An artist and an art
teacher, Whitmore is member of the Longboat Key
Art Center and the Sarasota Visual Art Center, and
has done many one-woman and group shows. Her
work is in a number of private collections in the New
York area, and locally her work may be viewed in the
Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach and the Venice
Bradenton artist William Mears will display his
pottery during October.
Mears, who has won awards locally, is also a
member of Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach. His
main creations are functional pottery and a favorite
compliment is from someone who uses one of his clay
pieces every day.
Intrigued by the artisans he saw in Portugal dur-
ing a 1988 trip, Mears returned home and began to
learn wheel throwing under teacher Betty Ash, of the
Manatee Art League.
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 10 am. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9
p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, from 10 am. to 5 p.m.
Longboat Key Chamber
Night to be held at the
The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce have teamed up for the
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. the St. Louis Blues on Fri-
day, Oct. 7. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the lower level, Section B are $21 and
for lower level, Section D are $15.
The cost to ride the chartered bus to the game is
$10. The bus will leave at 5:45 p.m. from the Centre
Shops on Longboat Key.
For tickets or information call 383-2466.
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Back to the Island from Alaska AT LAST
By David Futch
The time had come to get out of Goodnews Bay.'
While Anna Maria Islanders suffered through 100
degree heat and a like percentage of humidity, snow
fell Aug. 27 on the Kahlun Mountains just north of
Alaska River Safaris' fish camp. For the next 11 days
it would rain, not much different from August in
Florida except for temperatures in the mid-20s.
Ten of us remain and bide our time a lesson in
white-knuckle diplomacy directed at guests who know
we can't wait to get back to civilization. The nearest
paved road is 400 miles to the east in Anchorage. Ditto
the nearest saloon.
Still, it would be another week before the last of the
anglers would leave. Those who come pay $3,250 a
week for the privilege of fishing for salmon in "the
bush" while suffering through constant rain, cold,
mosquitoes and no-seeums. And they're damned glad
to be here.
According to "Field & Stream" magazine fishing
editor Bob Steams, the Goodnews River offers the fin-
est freshwater fishing in the world.
For those of us who have put in 80 straight 14-hour
days, it is no longer a question of being glad to be here.
We want out. Now.
Sept. 6 One week to go
Please dear God help us through this test.
As the rains recede, the camp is under two feet of
water. If the canvas-covered Quonset huts we live in were
not raised on a deck eight feet off the ground, we would
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Fresh catch of Coho (silver) salmon in the "Ocean
phase, "prior to spawning and turning brilliant red.
We ate fresh fish every day although most of the fish
caught by campers was "catch and release" up to
the last few days prior to departure.
salmons' numbers and strength.
Stearns of "Field & Stream" likens the silver
salmon's fight to that of a small tarpon. Most are in the
10- to 15-pound range and run and jump like the silver
About 85 percent of the people who come are fly
fishermen. They prefer flies like pink pollywogs, a
shocking pink bug that floats on the surface and is at-
tacked by silvers with such ferocity that it looks like
"Jaws" during a feeding frenzy.
Another preferred fly is a purple, egg-sucking leach,
also known as "the lawyer fly." How appropriate.
Sept. 12 We're outta here
Or so we think.
The one real joy of leaving Alaska's wilderness
comes in attempting to get an airplane to fly in for the
There are five of us left in camp and for days we have
been mailing out the 100 or so pounds of equipment each
of us mailed in prior to coming into the bush. We are anx-
ious and have made extraordinary plans to get out.
The difficulty of leaving requires workers in the
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a vain attempt to beat the weather and overbooked
flights. Have I mentioned: WE WANT OUT!
A couple of weeks prior to leaving, five of us who
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are scheduled to fly together make reservations with the
company that brought us, MarkAir.
The next day we call back and make departure res-
ervations for five Alaska River Safaris guests who
don't exist. The following day we do the same thing
with Alaska Airlines.
Even with such planning and conniving, getting out
is a joke. Blame it on the weather and a screw-up on the
part of the person charged with making reservations.
He thought he had us confirmed.
Our man in camp had failed to check with Alaska
Airlines a couple days before departure. The flight was
full. We threatened to have him drawn and quartered.
Anything less would be generous.
Three times MarkAir dispatched a plane to
Goodnews only to be turned away by fog. On the fourth
try the single-engine Cessna 207 made it.
Three of us boarded with luggage in the form of
coolers packed with salmon. The other two fishing
guides had to beg their way on another flight.
But we got out and made our connecting flight in
Bethel bound for Anchorage where, at Club Paris, we
ate 24-ounce filet mignon stuffed with bleu cheese and
drank as much rum as our waitress would bring three
guys who hadn't tasted alcohol for three months.
Now the only thing dangerous to contend with was
traffic in Anchorage, a city of 250,000 people.
I'm reasonably certain it was safer dealing with the
brown bears that frequented our camp during the sum-
mer. As it turned out, the mosquitoes and constant
rain were easier to endure than airline connections. And
of the flight home with two coolers of salmon? Well,
at least I made it to Anna Maria.
Northwest Airlines called four days later to say
they'd had one of my coolers in baggage claim for three
days. "It's starting to smell," the voice on the message
The salmon that made it was poached, baked.
scrambled in eggs, and shared with good friends.
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By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
There are plenty of Octoberfest happenings on the
Island. In addition to those reported last week at Old
Hamburg and Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and
Pub, here are several events to add to your October
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold their
annual Octoberfest celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15 at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Cost is
$5 for dinner and entertainment. Ann and the Bavarians
will provide popular German-style music and German
fare is wurst or hot dog with sauerkraut, German potato
salad and pumpernickel bread. A cash bar is available.
Admission is free.
Vienna Castle in Bradenton Beach will serve
Stelzten specials on Fridays and Saturdays through
October a sort of Octoberfest. For Stelzten on other
days you need to make a special request and reserva-
tions. And you can see the "Castles" on cable televi-
sion, Channel 60, on the program Great Chefs of
Florida West Coast, says Owner Helmut Neubauer.
Crown & Thistle is celebrating Octoberfest by
importing German beers and serving authentic German
food. Since this restaurant was formerly the Vienna
Waltz, and the same chefs now cook Crown's British
fare, you can expect some excellent German dishes.
Is it dining or is it art?
An outdoor mural by the Artists Guild on the wall
at Key West Willy's is progressing. Willy's owner
Clem Dryden says he is "real pleased." The life-size
painting covers the Bridge Street side and curves
around the building to the front on Gulf Drive where
a big blue Marlin is beginning to take shape.
Dryden said, "Guild member Louise Harris is getting
lots of people in the arts community involved it lends
a good spirit to the thing." Specials at Key West Willy's
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Sonnydaze, the new coffeehouse on Bridge Street,
will be open soon. Sheri Andriano, owner, tells me the
grand opening will be sometime after October 15 -
with remodeling taking longer than expected. But the
place is shaping up and I hear lots of happy anticipa-
tion around the Island about a coffeehouse. This should
add a spectrum to the Island night life.
Crabby Bill's new seafood buffet is an all-you-
can-eat extravaganza for $10.95. Sorry ownersrs" this
buffet is at the Holmes Beach location only, where the
parking lot is looking as full as season these days.
Duffy's Tavern is getting ready to close for a short
vacation Oct. 4 through 18. They open again on
Wednesday, Oct. 19. The Geyers along with about
eight other couples are ready to go on their annual
cruise. The seven-day cruise, arranged by Janice
Bergbom at Uniglobe Far Away Places Travel, has
them ashore in San Juan, Pat tells me, but they'll spend
most of their time at sea.
Mr. Bones BBQ is continuing a face-lift on the
facade of the Holmes Beach restaurant. The sprucing
up includes more painting in the black and white
"boney" theme with strategically placed ceramic tile
giving it a 3-D effect.
Rotten Ralph, who is actually Ralph Russell, owner
of Rotten Ralph's of Anna Maria and the Hunt Club of
Longboat Key, is also a crooner of tunes. He has a new
tape of vocalizations called "Romantic Renditions" which
sells for $10 at the restaurants. Ralph donates $1 from the
sale of each tape to cancer research.
Dean, formerly of the DTs, has a new band called
DNA that will be at the Anchor over the weekend. You
can catch Rocky and the Beatheathens at Turtles.
No Octoberfest expected here
Ato's Restaurant catered the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce's luau last weekend. The turn-
out came to about 150 people, raising approximately
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The Islander Bystander offered to recycle telephone
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duced a pile ofphone books at our offices. However,
last minute phone calls and a request for help heeded
by Manatee County Commissioner Pat Glass produced
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late to have your book used again. Thanks to all the
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Woodstock: days of peace, music and mud
By Whitney Goldsen
As I boarded my Delta flight, I had mixed feelings
about the next three days. But the minute those wheels
hit the runway, I could feel the excitement of being a
part of history I was going to Saugerties, N.Y., for
I had seen the movie so I knew what originally
happened, but what would happen when Generation X
tasted the flavor of Woodstock?
Right from the start I was blown away by the num-
ber of people in the crowd.
I was lucky enough to be there as the guest of Joe
Cocker's manager. Lauren is my friend of 13 years and,
with her help, I received the much-coveted Backstage
I was never so glad to know someone as I was
when I saw the mud-covered masses. Life backstage
was a lot different than it was "out there," meaning in
front of the massive stage.
We sat on stage with our backs against a 10-by-lO
speaker. I only watched bits and pieces of the show
because the crowd was the real show. It was wild -
everyone at Woodstock was surfing or throwing
Frisbees or footballs on stage.
There were actually two backstages, one behind
the stage itself and another area comprising about 20
portable trailers, each with a band's name on the side.
At first I just noticed the band's trailers, but as we
looked at "Nine-inch Nail's" trailer, lead singer Trent
Reynor was just standing there. It was extremely mellow
at first, with no photography, no reporters or crazed fans.
Tom Arnold and Chris Farley were also mingling
with the 1994 flower children.
Night came fast at Woodstock, and the fun was just
Whitney, surrounded by Lauren and a muddy Billie Joe
of Green Day.
Editors Note: Thirteen-year-old Whitney Goldsen visited
the music event of the 1990s and presented the follow-
ing article. She is a student at King Middle School.
beginning. About 9:30, just before "Nine-inch Nails"
took the stage, things got a little unpredictable when
Reynor and Danny of the band started fighting, ending
up tumbling in the mud. They had to go on stage cov-
ered with mud.
We decided to rough it and go out into the crowd
to see Metallica and Salt and Pepa.
There was a very bohemian flavor in front of the
stages. One guy came up to us and offered "free
Woodstock hugs," but he was obviously stoned so we
just laughed him off. Everyone was hanging out to-
gether and taking pictures of complete strangers.
We saw most of the shows that night, either from the
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Sunday was a little different. We walked about
three miles to the site and saw Anthony Kiedas of Red
Hot Chile Peppers and got lots of pictures as well
as our favorite band, Green Day. Traffic, Santana,
Porno for Pyros and the Spin Doctors were there, too.
The time flew. People just got together and had a
good time. Since it rained all Saturday night, it was
extremely muddy and everyone was covered with it. I
had never seen so much mud. It was slimy and very,
very slippery. Everyone was sliding around in it trying
to stay on their feet.
I don't think the rain or the mud put a damper on
things, it only made it better with everyone holding on
to one another to keep from falling down. No one
cared. It was just a major feeling of everyone getting
together and having fun.
There was one bad part of the concert, though: the
portable toilets. The stench was so bad, people would walk
in and walk right back out. We waited until we got back-
stage, where at least you could stand the restrooms.
All of a sudden, I was in the terminal at JFK airport
and I knew my wonderful three days were up. I was a little
relieved that I wouldn't be walking in the mud anymore,
but I was also sad. I'd grown attached to the 800-acre piece
of land of Woodstock, and I still think about it and miss
it Even though it was muddy and covered in trash, I know
I will never forget the best days of my life.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 15, two alcohol citations, 100 block of Bay
Sept 16, theft, 200 block of Peacock Lane. The
victim reported that the suspect removed a checkbook
while they were traveling to or from an automobile
Sept. 15, reckless driving, 600 to 2200 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer observed the subject traveling
at a high rate of speed in an area posted 35 mph, swerv-
ing and driving across the center line. The report stated
that at one point, the driver nearly struck a vehicle trav-
eling in the other lane. As the subject approached the
S-curve in the 2200 block of Gulf Drive, he had to
brake hard and swerved, nearly striking the guard rail.
The officer stopped the vehicle and placed the driver
Sept. 15, criminal mischief, 100 block of Fourth
Street South. The complainant reported that, in the pro-
cess of moving, the subject became angry and de-
stroyed certain items in the apartment. Damage in-
cluded window repairs, $55; plumbing repairs, $45;
refurbishing drapes, a shower curtain and a ceiling fan,
$170; replacing a drop-leaf table and chairs, $249;
stove repairs, $136; replacing carpeting, $150; and re-
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Sept. 16, aggravated domestic violence, 1000
block of Gulf Drive North. The victim reported that she
and the suspect had a verbal argument and the suspect
pulled a gun out of his shorts and began waving it at
her. She said the suspect threatened to kill her, then left
the residence. She locked the doors and called police.
Upon the officer's arrival, said the report, the suspect
spontaneously announced that he had a gun in his ve-
hicle. He was placed in custody. The officer recovered
a fully loaded, Smith and Wesson revolver from the
Sept. 17, criminal mischief, trespass, Coquina
Beach. A person unknown entered the lifeguard stand
causing $50 damage.
Sept. 18, throwing a deadly missile, domestic
battery, 500 to 600 block of Gulf Drive South. The
officer was summoned to HCA L.W. Blake Hospital by
the staff. There, he spoke to the victim whom she and
the subject met at a party and were riding with in a lim-
ousine when the subject told the driver to pull over on
Upon getting out of the vehicle, the subject told the
driver to leave and began verbally abusing the victim.
The victim said she turned around and the subject threw
a beer bottle at her, striking her in the head, then
punched her in the mouth causing a severe cut to her
lip. She fled the scene.
Sept. 18, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. A person unknown smashed out the back pas-
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were valued at $20 each and contained $110 in cash
and identification cards.
Sept. 20, theft of a bicycle, later recovered, 100
block of Gulf Drive North.
Sept. 21, bench warrant, disturbance, 100 block of
17th Street North. The complainant reported that his
brother was drinking and refused to leave. The officer did
a routine warrants check and found a bench warrant on the
suspect for trespassing. He was placed in custody.
Sept. 21, abandoned boat, 100 block of Seventh
Street South. The complainant reported that the owner
of the boat put the boat and trailer on the premises in
November 1993 and moved from the area.
Sept. 16, vandalism to two mailboxes, 6500 block
of Marina Drive.
Sept. 16, found property a turquoise, ladies
Huffy beach bicycle with a black seat and foam handle-
bars, 300 block of 59th Street.
Sept. 17, burglary to an automobile, 3600 block
of East Bay Drive. The complainant reported that a
person unknown attempted to break into his vehicle,
causing $400 in damages.
Sept. 17, petty larceny, 200 block of 77th Street.
The victim, a cab driver, reported that he took a fare
home and the fare disappeared out the back door.
Sept. 18, found property, 4000 block of Gulf
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Howard O. 'Howie'
Howard O. "Howie" Herman, 67, of Bradenton
Beach died Sept. 20 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Herman came to this area
from Clark Lake, Mich., in 1981. He was a retired
educator in Milan and Taylor, Mich., from 1951-61,
and a school system administrator in Jackson,
Mich., from 1961-81. He was a member of the
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post in Bradenton;
state and national teachers, coaches and counselors
associations; principals and administration associa-
tions; and the University of Michigan and Adrian
College Alumni associations. He was a councilman
for Bradenton Beach; he served as liaison to the
Manatee County Commission. He was a member of
the Island Transportation Planning Organization;
and president of Runaway Bay Condo Association.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose
Lodge, Anna Maria Island; and a member of the
Florida Shore and Beach Association. He was a
World War II veteran, serving in the 82nd Ariborne
Division as demolition specialist
He is survived by his wife, Margaret "Peg";
a daughter, Bea McCabe of Satellite Beach; two
sons, John of Jackson and Mark of Holland,
Mich.; and two grandchildren.
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Chapel with Kirby Stewart Post No. 24 American
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or the Arthritis Foundation, 6221 14th St. W., No.
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Waiting for the (red) tide to come or go
By Bob Ardren
It's been a tense couple of weeks, waiting for the red
tide. Knowing that the big blast is out there, at most a
couple of miles offshore. Knowing the chance direction
of the wind is all that brings it in, or keeps it in the Gulf.
"It's like a river out there," Captain Jim Edwards
of the charter boat "Summerhouse" told me. "You get
about two miles offshore and suddenly the water
changes color to a sort of brownish yellow. Looking
north and south, it's red tide as far as the eye can see.
Then, just a couple of miles further, you break into
clean water again."
Edwards, who charters out of Marina Jacks in
Sarasota, said he was seeing few dead fish offshore late
last week. "And none of them was very big, either," he
related. "No grouper, tarpon or anything like that."
Things seem to be settling down in Cuba, what
with the new agreement between our two countries, and
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so Bob Winters came back to town to invite sailors to
that country's annual Christmas regatta.
Called the "Regatta Feliz Navidad en La Habana," the
event is scheduled for December 23-29 and will headquar-
ter at the Marina Hemingway, just west of Havana. Host
is the Hemingway International Yacht Club.
Winters promises a series of day sailing races off the
north coast of Cuba and also a chance to see Christmas in
Cuba. Either one of those things could entice me.
The event is open to all sailing yachts, and power
yachts are also invited for their support. I imagine he
means "support" here in a couple of different ways,
given the kind of flogging he gets from some of the
right-wing extremists and their friends in the press.
Anyway, if you've interest in visiting Cuba and see-
ing the place for yourself, or if you've been there and
know why sailors have been making it a port of call since
1514, write away for a race package with full details.
As is usual for these kinds of events, details are still
being put together.
Bob told me he's trying to offer free slip space and
visas again, as with the June race. If so, you can easily
comply with U.S. Treasury Department regs on spend-
ing money in Cuba. And I'd almost bet the whole em-
bargo sham will be over soon after the November con-
gressional elections, anyway.
For full information, write Bob Winters, c/o
Halcon Inc., PO Box 1317, Sarasota, FL 34230-1317.
Stone crabs a' coming'
Opening of stone crab season is just two weeks
away, Oct. 15. That means the traps will be going into
the water soon for "soaking," and we'd best dust off
favorite sauce recipes.
As usual, crabbers I've spoken with can't seem to
agree on answers to anything I ask them. Some say red
tide is good for crabbing. Others disagree. Some say all
the rain we had this summer, and the resulting fresh-
water pouring into the Bay, will tend to keep the crabs
offshore. Of course, others disagree.
But it's going to be hard to beat last year's stone
crab harvest, which even crabby crabbers agree was
one of the very best in memory and gave us nice afford-
able claws for months. Here's hoping we're so lucky
Let's go fishing
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Juno, a six-month-old female, was improving
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to be a fact of life on the Island, let's take a minute and
think about the old bridge. How about making at least
one part of it a fishing pier? It could be a real gather-
ing place on the water.
This all came to mind when I read that the Florida
Department of Transportation has spent $3 million for
work on the north Sunshine Skyway fishing pier re-
cently a 3,300-foot-long leftover piece of the old
Skyway bridge. The state is taking bids from private
companies to run the fishing pier, under the general
supervision of the Office of Park Planning in the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
I seem to remember the state spending somewhere
in the neighborhood of $50 million for bridge demoli-
tion, park facility construction and other amenities in
the past 10 years of so to create the recreational spot.
The Anna Maria Island Bridge wouldn't need
nearly as much work to convert it over to a fishing pier,
since hand rails and the like are already in place and,
overall, the state could probably save money by not
dismantling at least part of the old bridge. The lights are
there, the structure is safe and solid, and part of it could
be used for parking, with the remainder housing snack
and bait operations and restrooms maybe even a true
waterfront restaurant on the span, too.
What a community gathering place it could be,
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And exactly the kind of thing most communities need.
An idea worth considering, perhaps?
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Riot of redfish found in local backwaters
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Although most snook reports remain sketchy, red-
fish are still the best bet for the week. Offshore, mack-
erel are in the passes, snapper and grouper catches are
still strong and there are a few reports of kingfish about
five miles from shore. Here's hoping the red tide passes
Katie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trip averaged 80 head of Key West grunts.
The six-hour trip averaged 100 head of porgies, Key
West grunts, red grouper and an assortment of lane,
vermillion and mangrove snapper. The nine-hour trip
averaged 80 head of mangrove and lane snapper, red
and black grouper, porgies and a black fin tuna.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishers there
have been catching mackerel, flounder, black drum,
snook and a 45-inch redfish. To date, the popular Anna
Maria fishing spot has been spared from red tide.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said charters Charles
and Nancy Best of Dayton, Ohio boated 50 redfish in
the 22- to 30-inch range, along with some 20-inch trout
and flounder. The reds came to the hooks baited with
shiners, pinfish and gold spoons. Snook hunting is still
spotted, but the linesiders seem to have a preference
toward large shrimp over white bait. Offshore, cobia,
Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper are really
starting to peak.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there have had a stellar week, with good catches of
mackerel, drum, redfish, flounder and snook. Dave said
there is lots of bait around the pier and no sign of red
Capt. Dave on the Neva-Miss said grouper action
is picking up in the Gulf, with gag and red grouper hit-
ting at the 100-foot range offshore. Closer in are snap-
per and barracuda near the reefs, and dolphin are still
about 20 miles from the beaches.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching 15 or 20
redfish about every trip, but haven't been as lucky with
snook. We're also doing very well with mangrove
snapper, some up to 20 inches long.
Capt. Phil Shields said dolphin, mutton snapper,
mangrove snapper, red grouper and lane snapper were
his catches while fishing offshore last week.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said the passes are the
spot for some hot and heavy mackerel action, and king-
fish are starting to show up about five miles offshore.
Backwater fishing is still producing some nice-sized
trout and snook, he added.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's having a hard time
getting onto snook, too, but there are still plenty of big
reds to whet the appetites of his charters.
Capt. Tom Chaya said mackerel, reds and trout all
came aboard his boat last week, and he predicts that
snook hunting will become more profitable as the wa-
Capt. Mark Bradow said cobia, trout and redfish
were his best bets for the week, noting that fishing re-
ally has picked up in the last few days.
Good luck and good fishing.
Pat Hart of Holmes Beach
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kingfish caught about 10
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whopper using a dead
sardine as bait. Although
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Florida record is a
monster: 90 pounds.
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624 Estuary Drive ........................................... $159,500
714 Estuary Drive ........................................... $159,900
1269 Spoonbill Landings .................................. $159,900
1230 Spoonbill Landings .................................. $162,900
1261 Sp.onbill Landings .................................. $167,000
1117 Edgewater Circle...................................... $179,900
1115 Edgewater Circle ...................................... $183,500
1103 Edgewater Circle ...................................... $192,000
120 57th Ave. E., Bradenton ............................... $60,000
103 Palm Ave., Anna Maria ............................... $495,000
6709 45th Avenue ............................................ $84,900
6404 Manatee Ave. W. .................................... $95,900
314 Pine Ave.............................. .......... $219,000
2112 First St. W ................................... ....... $350,000
3100 Gulf Drive ................. .............................. $450,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr. ................................... $750,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr. .................................... $850,000
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LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P0 Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
DEEP WATER CANALFRONT
Just Listed. This deep water canalfront
home is on an extra large lot. Great 3 bed-
room, 3 bath home in peaceful Bay Palms
neighborhood. Ideal for a family. Plenty of
room for expansion or a pool. Must see to
appreciate. $189,000. Call after hours
Agnes Tooker 778-5287 or Kathy Granstad
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler, Pat Jackson,
Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte,
Kay Kay Hardy and Darlene Hughes
aaleond ciya WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M. Rr
-- i__- I SATURDAYS 9A.M. to NOON
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB! Direct Gulf
front, incredible sunset viewing from balcony.
Beautifully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Larg-
est unit! Heated pool, saunas, spa. Never
rented. Excellent investment! $225,000.
#59362. Ask for Karin Stephan, 778-0766.
ISLAND DUPLEX! Only a few short steps to
beautiful walking beach from this well-main-
tained duplex! Gorgeous Gulf views from up-
stairs apartment. 3bedroom/2bath & 2bed-
room/1 bath, both furnished. Excellent rental
history. $198,500. #59656. Call anytime,
Debbie Thrasher, 778-3395.
BAY FRONT TRI-PLEX W/BOAT DOCK!
Neat & clean! Completely remodeled, within
walking distance of Gulf beaches & shopping
on Bridge Street. 3 bedroom apts. $329,000.
#59444. Ask for Carol Heinze, 792-5721.
IMPERIAL HOUSE ...
Bay view! Light,
bright & cheerful.
2 BR. $89,900.
Carol Heinze, CRS
Million Dollar Club
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Everyone on Anna Maria Island gets the paper
free, either delivered to their driveway, from a news-
paper rack, a shop, a resort or condo. If you would like
to request free home delivery, please call 778-7978.
And although we can not deliver to single units at con-
dos and mobile home parks, we do deliver bulk cop-
You may also call if you need to stop home deliv-
ery during vacations.
Charming 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach, Richmond built home.
Lots of extras, including ceiling fans, office/hobby room,
private screened porch with spa, motion lights and privacy
fence. Asking $134,900. Call Ken Ricketts 778-3026.
PERICO BAY CLUB 3BR/2BA condo, beautifully
decorated, lake views, pools, tennis, clubhouse, 24 hr.
security. Everything it takes to make a home. $109,900.
Call Stan Williams 795-4537.
A LOT FOR A LITTLE This 2BR/2BA condo offers
1464 sq. ft. of TURNKEY FURNISHED waterfront liv-
ing. Amenities include a boat dock, pool room, workout
room, heated pool, tennis court and clubhouse. This is an
unbelievable buy at $89,900. Call Ken Rickett 778-3026.
STEPS TO GULF Two bedroom, two bath unit with
easy access to and from Island. Spectacular sunsets.
TURNKEY FURNISHED, clean and very affordable.
Views of Bay. $90,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
ISLAND BUSINESS Well established Island diner for
sale. Excellent location! Unlimited potential! Call Den-
nis McClung for details 778-4800.
W ".i.Pr i 'A78 0
ATTRACTIVE three bedroom home with 1.5
baths on a corner lot in central Holmes Beach.
Many new updates including roof and wiring.
$118,900. Call to see this one today. Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
VALUE A VIEW? Bayfront condo with direct view
of Skyway Bridge and Tampa Bay. One bedroom,
one bath, "great room" design with breakfast bar,
walk in closet, appliances including washer &
dryer, fans, window treatments and ceramic tile.
Price at $129,500. Call Carol R. Williams 778-
0777, 778-1718 after hours.
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 $350,000. Call for extras & details,
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
DUPLEX LOT: Generous size duplex lot centrally
located in the heart of Holmes Beach. Financing
available. Priced at $49,000. Call Carol R. Will-
iams for more details. 778-0777, 778-1718 after
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME: A rare opportunity
to fulfill the American dream can become a real-
ity on this corner lot, cleared and ready to be built
on. One block to new beach & close to shopping.
$66,900. Call for building requirements & financ-
ing information, Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS I,
HOLMES BEACH $108,000
Lots of possibilities here! Great location and quiet
street. Short walk to shopping center and beach.
Two bedrooms, one bath and the other side fea-
tures a one bedroom, one bath.
A SPECIAL PLACE
Very large 3 bedroom 4 bath home with pecan &
walnut paneling. Hardwood floors beneath carpet.
Extra large lot with pool & gazebo. 35' open
porch. Across from beach.
3 bedroom, 2 bath beauty directly on wide white
sandy beach. No hallways, wide open for casual
beach living. Beautifully furnished, surrounded
by windows and water vista.
Realty inc. FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Lawn and land-
scape watering limited
to two days a week.
ing in even numbers
(or A M):Tuesday
ing in odd numbers (or
N Z): Wednesday
Irrigation not al-
lowed from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. (Irrigation with
treated waste water al-
lowed any time.)
Car owners can
wash their vehicles
anytime as long as
they use a hand-held
hose with a shut-off
and flushing of boat
motors allowed for ten
of plants, not lawns,
permitted any day.
Questions or com-
ments? Call the South-
west Florida Water
toll-free at (800) 423-
Looking for someone to manage your
property? Contact Lisa Varano or
Denise Langlois to discuss your needs.
DICK WAGNER REALTY, INC.
2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
813 778-2246 FAX 778-4978
Serving Anna Maria since 1939
YOU CAN FIND THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS ...
Dozens of rental listings, lots of stuff for sale,
employment and volunteer opportunities. It's all
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Call 778-7978 for information.
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HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well main- GULF FRONT Exceptional value for this 2BR di-
tained Island home with good central Holmes rect Gulf front apartment in small ten unit complex
Beach location. Two bedroom, two bath with with quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide
large garage and storage area. One block to sandy beach and walking distance to shops and
Gulf beaches. Just reduced to $109,500. Call restaurants. Offered at $129,900. Call Dave
Dave Moynihan for details. Moynihan for details.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA fully furnished, sec-
ond floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, club-
house, sauna and on site management. Deeded
beach access and excellent rental program.
Priced at $94,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
* HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT ... 85 x
130' ... deep water and spectacular views
* HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT ... 90
x 109' ... deep water and view of Bayou
* WOODED HOLMES BEACH LOT ...
100 x 200' ... close to beach and zoned
for 1 to 4 units ... $129,900.
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL BROCHURE
IN I.I .1 kiNMIJ S "Il Ilb l:
... in Holmes Beach,
close to beach.
1 BR, 1 BA Duplex Apartment
unfurnished .................. $425. mo.
unfurnished .................. $350. mo.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drve P O Box 717* Ama Mara, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
VACATION RENTALS AVAILABLE
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Privately owned vacation homes range from
rustic beach cottages to luxury bayview and
(Z (813) 778-0426
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
GULF FRONT ESTATE Located directly on beautiful Gulf
each! Custom-built home includes unique design of three
separate structures. Spacious plan of three bedrooms, 3.5
baths plus Master Suite. Lush tropical landscaping offers
complete privacy. Gulf front parcel over 1/2 acre. Asking
$950,000 & terms. Call Marie Franklin, 778-2259.
We promised 15 features unique only to 631 Foxworth and
I am being challenged by some of my fellow real estate bro-
kers to do just that. And we're not talking about the little
things, either, say, like the stained glass window. Rules call
for big stuff. So, for feature #11, I shall tell you that the lot
upon which the house sits was reserved and left empty by
the founder of Key Royal Island for 25 years until he was
Ready to build the best house there could be for himself. His
Castle, so to speak, overlooking his domain. Doug Dowling
Realty. 778-1222. 409 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL
ESTATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists
extending both Personal AND Professlonal Services In New Con-
Sstructlon & Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Mar-
ket Analysis, Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best
Property Management and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75
Yrs. Combined Experience AND Smilesl
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ndy' Commercial Residential Free Estimates
any' Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
t 778- 1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
PIANO & KEYBOARD
All Ages All Levels
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
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RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
S COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
S* MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
I I TE a FOR SAE I ERVICS CONTINUE
5 Alum. Patio chairs & glider w/cushions $150. Med.
brown sofa $65. Office desk chairs $20 ea. Brown
shutters $5 pair. End table $10. 778-3749.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it. here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CAMERAS & PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Nikon FM#
with motordrive, a 50 mm lens, and a 75-205 mm
zoom lens for $500. Mamiya with handle, an 80 mm
lens, hood attachment and 2 ext. rings for $350. Call
778-7187 for more info.
MOVING SALE. Everything must go! Furniture
clothes, toys, misc. Sat., Oct. 1 only! 8-1. 3708
118th St. Sunny Shores. Rain or shine.
GARAGE SALE. Exercise equipment, baby goods,
bicycle, cement mixer w/motor, chairs, misc. Sat.,
Oct. 1. 8-1. 227 85th St., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE. Twin beds, stereo, ect. Sat., Oct. 1.
8:30 please! 107 75th St., Holmes Beach.
FREE KITTENS, 7 weeks old. 778-4559.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
BOAT SLIP for rent, Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
HOMECRAFTERS required by Island business to
make and paint 1" scale miniatures. Tools, supplies
provided. Contact Dale at 778-1361.
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 Dorothy Steven, 795-0148 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, windows, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck.) 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR Kitchen, bath and all home re-
pairs. Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails,
etc. Island resident, 23 years experience, local ref-
erences. 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 mes-
sage for quick reply if not available.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island
CUSTOM FIBERGLASS, ETC. Repairs, gelcoat,
boats, decks & hot tubs. No job too big or too small.
All work fully guaranteed. 15 yrs exp. Call
Bradenton Fiberglass for free estimate 755-1550.
HATE TO IRON? Try "Pressed for Time" pick-up
and delivery. Reasonable rates and many Island
KD FAIRS WALL DESIGN Wallpaper, paint, mural
and light repair. Call KD at 778-1032.
NEED YOUR HOME cleaned? Call 778-4116. "We
like what we do... and it shows!" We're reliable, rea-
sonable and ready to Go!
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances,
brush piles, construction debris, junk ... whatever
your hauling needs. Call Eddie O. 705-0221.
OLD-FASHIONED MAID efficient trustworthy ser-
vice tailored to your needs. Attention to seniors, chil-
dren and pets. Excellent cook/housekeeper. Sterling
HIRE A KID! Housework, yardwork, run errands.
HOME REPAIR Kitchen, bath and all home re-
pairs. Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails,
etc. Island resident, 23 years experience, local ref-
erences. 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 for free estimate. Ken 792-
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers & con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, painting, carpen-
try, roof coating & repairs, drywall repairs. Work
guaranteed. Low prices. 778-0410.
1LG/1SM commercial studios. Gulf view. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, bookkeeping, legal,
ect. Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
MARINERS COVE, annual, 2BR/2BA, loft, fire-
place, jacuzzi tub, boat slip, pool, tennis, views of
Intracoastal. $1,300 per month. Call Martha Will-
iams 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.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Charming old-style Florida
beach house, Anna Maria City. Fully furnished,
close to Laundromat. No street to cross on a short
walk to beach. 778-1576.
MAINLAND, 2BR/1BA, unfurnished, close to shop-
ping, screened lanais. $650 per month. Call Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA duplex.
Furnished, two blocks to beach and covered park-
GULFFRONT FALL SPECIAL 3BR/2BA, immacu-
late, steps to beach. October $600 per week, re-
serve now. 778-3171.
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Everything is included for $85
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Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Sear& Polish,
Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires, Shampoo Carpets &
Seats, Dress Interior, Satin-Black Under Carriage,
Engine Cleaned & Silicone Protected. Our mobile
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I RETAL CONINUD .I RETAL CONINUD,
GULF FRONT 2BR/1 BA large duplex, sundeck, pri-
vate beach, fully equipped. Cable, telephone, micro-
wave. $1400/month. Seasonal Nov-April. 1-813-
EFFICIENCIES Starting at $140 per week plus
tax. Completely furnished, including utilities. A/C,
cable, near beach. Haley's Motel 778-5405.
PROF. WOMAN seeks furnished room in exchange
for: massage (Lic. #9921), It. housekeeping, pet/
house sitting, errands, cooking. 813-977-8302.
STEPS FROM BEACH! 3BR/3BA Beach house.
Washer, dryer, dishwasher, garage, disposal, cov-
ered carport. $600 week or $2200 month. Available
OctJNov./DecJJanJFeb. Call 778-4468
ONE ROOM APT. Furnished, full kitchen & bath.
Across from beach. One bedroom furnished apt.
Across from beach. Call 778-5035 between 10am &
ISLAND DUPLEX. 1BR/1BA ground floor unit, an-
nual. $425 per month plus electricity and security.
No pets. 794-3196.
STUDIO, 100 ft. to beach. Holmes Beach. $120
weekly, 2 wk minimum. $440 monthly. Call 778-
0727 or 355-0450.
FEMALE ROOMMATE Share furnished apt., 1/2
rent and utilities. Call Nancy 778-5086.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSI-
SEASONAL RENTAL Shell Pt. Condo, 2Br/2BA,
reduced rate for longer stay. Call Old Florida Realty,
WEEKEND SPECIAL: Fri., Sat. & Sun. $160. 1BR/
1BA Gulf front condo. Beautiful beach, beautiful
sunsets. Weekly, $300. 778-2832.
SEASONAL OR YEARLY. 1BR/1BA, furnished, W/
D, garage, no pets. 116 White Ave. Holmes Beach.
STEPS TO BEACH. 1BR/1BA furnished, available
Oct. 1. Call for info, 778-7199.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA unfurnished house on the
Island's finest canal. Yearly rental, $775/mo. 778-
WESTBAY COVE Large 1 BR/1 BA. Tastefully fur-
nished & decorated. $800/mo. T.D. Young, 778-
0766. Prudential Florida Realty.
LEASE or lease purchase, like new Key West De-
sign. 3BR/2BA with rec. room and pool. $1,200/mo,
$1'89,900. Sandy Sutton eve. 747-9103. Sutton
Group Properties, Inc. 795-4112.
4 PLEX. Steps to the beach. Excellent condition,
location, and income. $225,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Island Real Estate for details. 778-6066.
"PERICO BAY CLUB" 1 bedroom condo near pool
& spa. Only $79,900. Call anytime. Marilyn
Trevethan, Neal & Neal Realtors. 813-778-2261.
624 FOXWORTH Key Royale. 100ft of new seawall
& boat dock, 3Br/2.5BA, split-design, southerly ex-
posure, manicured landscaped with auto sprinkler
system, living room, dinging room, eat-in kitchen, 2
car garage, 1880 sf. $224,500. 778-7837.
WEST BRADENTON. 3BR2BA home, excellent
family neighborhood, new roof. $79,900. Seller will
help buyer with closing costs. Call Yvonne Higgins
at Island Real Estate 778-6066.
BEAUTIFUL new home located on North Anna
Maria, 3BR/2BA, large double garage, 1590 sq. ft.
Call Quality Builders today, 778-7127.
REAL ESTATE WANTED. Private party, cash
buyer, quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes Beach
DREAM VIEW of Tampa Bay and Skyway Bridge.
3 Bedrooms, fireplace. $350,000. Owner will fi-
nance. Yvonne Higgins, Island Real Estate 778-
HOLMES BEACH Town house arranged as two
separate apartments with own entrances. Connect-
ing door can be unlocked to make seven room
dwelling. First floor has one bedroom and one bath-
room. Second floor has two bedrooms and one
bathroom. Full A/C. Part of small complex of ten with
heated pool and nice gardens. 100 yards from new
beach. Completely refurbished less than two years
ago. Excellent rental history. For sale as whole for
$105,000. Telephone evenings 813-954-1110.
ELEVATED HOME. S. Bay Blvd. 2BR/2BA. 1450
sq. ft. living area, 950 encl. garage & workshop. Call
for new price. 778-7070
ANNA MARIA residential lot for sale. 744 Jacar-
anda Rd. 2 minute walk to beach. Can see the
ocean from elevation. Call (713) 271-5744, Dr.
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computers and telephones.
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SMALL HOME REPAIRS
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Saturday October 1
10 am to 2 pm
Island Shopping Center
5408 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
A community service of The Islander Bystander
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