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Residents scuffle with commission on pier use
Residents from Anna Maria's north end came to
city hall last week armed with complaints about the
Rod & Reel Pier only to learn that the crux of the prob-
lem is not pier business, but the parking lot half of
which is owned by the city.
Mayor Max Znika requested that Shirley Boyette,
the apparent spokesperson for the residents, meet with
Kevin Flynn from the pier, Commissioner Doug Wolfe
and Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt Jim Tillner
to mediate the problems. Znika suggested the group
meet and monitor the situation at the pier and in the
parking lot during the next 30 days and report back to
Znika said he was willing to take "drastic mea-
sures" if problems continue.
Central to Boyette's complaint is the use of pier park-
ing by beachgoers. She claims many persons parking at
the pier walk up the beach in front of her property and the
property of her neighbors to sunbathe or picnic a prac-
tice that she said often leads to littering.
At last week's meeting
of Save Anna Maria
(SAM), Bunny Garst of-
fered a challenge to Island-
ers. She will donate $1,000
to the group's legal fund to
fight the proposed 65-foot-
high span bridge on Mana-
tee Avenue if 19 other
people follow suit.
Vice President Kay
Hoey suggested that condo-
minium associations and Garst wants 19 Islanders
SAM recently hired David Levin of the Sarasota
firm Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen and Ginsburg
to represent Island residents at the administrative hear-
ing with the Florida Department of Transportation
(DOT). The hearing is scheduled for March.
The group is currently fundraising to pay legal
fees. How much it will take to carry on the legal battle
Tillner replied that his sheriffs officers can't do
much about people parking and using public beaches
but if residents see dumping they should complain to
the sheriff or directly to commissioners.
The Boyettes claim they are frequently awakened
between 2 and 4 a.m. by people fishing, drinking and
partying. They claim night time parkerss" and pier
users are loud and rowdy. The Boyettes have lodged a
complaint with the sheriffs department concerning an
early morning incident of a commercial van and a
motorcycle revving engines for several minutes on
North Shore Drive in front of their home.
Charles Boyette claimed this "threatening" inci-
dent was a direct result of their complaints about the
pier. It was revealed later at the meeting that neither of
the parties involved are associated with the pier.
Pier owner Gus Wacker said the parking lot is used
by both pier patrons and motel guests and signs are
posted stating "pier parking only."
Wacker said, "We can not control everyone park-
Sis impossible to answer, said
President Melody Kramer,
because it depends on un-
known factors such as how
far and on what fronts the
fight will proceed.
In addition to the adminis-
e trative hearing with the DOT,
possible fronts for the fight
include safety factors and
i seeking an administrative
hearing with the Department
match her challenge. of Environmental Protection
(DEP) if it grants the DOT a
permit, as well as appeals through the court.
The attorney has been paid a $5,000 retainer and
there is $4,980 in the legal fund which was opened in
December. Other fund-raising ideas include bumper
stickers, a cruise and a duck race.
In other business, the following officers were elected:
Melody Kramer, president; Kay Hoey, vice president; Joy
Courtney, secretary, and Izzy Amaro, treasurer.
ing. The parking lot is also an official access to the
beach in Anna Maria."
Sgt. Tillner said he is willing to enforce trespass-
ing laws at the pier if the Rod & Reel management di-
rects him to do so but many of the late-night users in
the past have claimed to have management permission
without having passes.
Night fishing is allowed at the pier only by prior
approval of management and will be more strictly en-
forced in the future, according to Flynn. The gate to the
pier is locked at night but Flynn claims it is not a de-
terrent for anyone who cares to walk around the gate
and walk out onto the pier.
Bill Worth, a city resident and frequent fisher, ex-
plained that the fishermen are careful to be quiet and even
"walk softly on the boards because the fish can hear us."
A complaint about smelly garbage will be handled by
Znika directly with Waste Management. According to
Znika, the county garbage contractor agreed previously to
keep dumpsters clean with periodic replacements.
Complaints of bright lighting and radio noise car-
rying up to the residences has already been solved by
Mayor says Island
no-wake zone not
By Pat Copeland
A county commission vote to kill legislation to
establish a no-wake zone in county waters was not the
end of the request, said Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
"The vote was not to take the legislation to the state
legislative delegation," explained Bohnenberger. "It's
a dead issue as far as a special act, but the commission
said they can handle it themselves. The county already
has an ordinance for a no-wake zone within 100 yards
of the beaches. It just needs to be cleaned up."
Several months ago, the three Island mayors
sought and received support for the 100-yard no-wake
zone from the county commission. The commission
then instructed its attorney to draft the legislation,
which was rejected last week.
"The current county ordinance has never been en-
forced," said Bohnenberger. "Signage may have to be
posted at boat launch and boat rental locations. The
public needs to be made aware of the rules."
Another approach to implement the no-wake speed
zone around the Island, he said, is to lobby the Florida
Marine Patrol and Manatee County Sheriff's Depart-
ment for more enforcement of existing boater laws.
"Public safety should be primary," he stressed.
"The budgets of the enforcement agencies are coming
up for review in February and that's the time to seek
more money for enforcement"
HEALER NEEDS HELP TO AID IN HAITIANS
Roser Church Missionary and Nurse Dorothy Tolle is back in the States from her normal haunts of Haiti
in search of a replacement to her stolen four-wheel-drive vehicle. Pictured is one of Tolle's former
charges, seven-year-old Linda, who Tolle says is "doing just great now" in San Raphael, Calif. Linda is
one of 26 Haitian children the Roser Church missionary's House of Help of Haiti has placed for adoption
in the United States. For more about the program and Tolle's children, see page 16. Photo Courtesy
Take the SAM challenge
SKIMMING THE NEWS...
Opinions ..................................... ............ 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
Temps & Drops ............................................... 8
Distinguished Citizen ............................... ... 10
Whatever happened to............................. ... 12
Stir-it-up ................................... ............ 18
Streetlife .......................................... .. 20
School Daze................................................. 22
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 23
Anna Maria tides ........................................ 25
Real estate........................................ .... 26
10 PAGE 2 a JANUARY 19, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Ida Cuthbertson, Chuck "
Shumard and Shirley
training to conduct
interviews for the needs
assessment study which
begins this week. Islander
Photo: Bonner Presswood
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Commission says ordinance
restricts use of property
By Pat Copeland
Although the Holmes Beach Planning Commission
approved an ordinance limiting home occupations to
the habitable floor area of a dwelling, it vowed to re-
visit the question at a later date.
The board passed the ordinance last week because
it clarifies the way the city has been enforcing its regu-
lations but felt the ordinance restricts a resident's use
of his property.
The question arose, said Commissioner Mike
Faarup, because of a case brought before the code en-
forcement board last summer. In the case, a couple with
a home occupation license was using the ground level
of a three-story elevated residence as a business. He
said the couple was ordered to move the business to the
next level because of the interpretation of "habitable
floor" by Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez.
According to the interpretation, explained Council-
man Luke Courtney, "our land development code de-
fines 'habitable floor' and what activities cannot take
place on a non-habitable floor. The space under the
building is non-habitable and for storage only no
living, no working."
Courtney said the ordinance is necessary to bring
the city's home occupation regulations into conform-
ance with its land development code.
"The whole area is ridiculous because certain
building inspectors (in the city's history) have allowed
paneling, bathrooms, and so on in the spaces down-
stairs, but the present inspector doesn't," said
Courtney. "There's a lot of discrepancy in what has
been allowed and what can be done now."
Faarup said there is also a discrepancy between
non-conforming homes in which residents can use the
ground floor for such activities and conforming homes
in which they can't
Planning Commission Chairman Gabe Simches
suggested raising the issue when the board reviews the
To settle the question of definitions concerning
hotels and motels the board adopted Florida Statute
509, Part I, Public Lodging and Food Service Estab-
lishments, which contains definitions.
Simches said he had no problem with the definition
section but expressed concern in taking the statute in
its entirely because some of the regulations are not
applicable to the city.
"What's the need to put it in our comprehensive
plan if they are already held responsible under the state
law?" he asked. "I'm uncomfortable saying we have to
reference the entire statute. Some things in there are
impossible for us to do."
Deputy Clerk Teri Kirkpatrick noted, "There is a
lot of regulatory verbiage in the state statute that the
city of Holmes Beach doesn't have anything to do with.
What we do is impose a tax."
"If you run into lawsuit like we did (Stockman
case) and you don't have anything in there that refers
to the state law, you can't use it (in your defense),"
explained resident Don Howard.
Faarup said, "All we're doing is adding to the com-
prehensive plan to catch up to our ordinance."
A decision on a request from hoteliers in the A-1
district to increase density from 10 to 28 units per acre
was put on hold until a response from the city attorney
is received. The board asked the attorney the legal im-
plications of restricting the increase to existing motels.
Simches and Smith-Williams were re-elected as
chairman and vice chairman, respectively.
The board announced a work session at 10 am. on
Jan. 31 with the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Com-
mission on procedures for evaluating the comprehen-
Stuck-up bridge, power outage effect Bradenton Beach
A stuck electrical switch causedpower outagesfor many Bradenton Beach residents Sunday and left the Cortez
Bridge span raised for about an hour and a half residents reported The Florida Power and Light switch ended
electricity to both the drawbridge which was in a raised position at the time of the power outage -and portions
of the city about 9:30 am. Power was restored and the bridge lowered by mid-day. Police detoured traffic during
the drawbridge dilemma, as illustrated in this picture. Photo courtesy Ken Lohn.
A survey of Islanders that will assess needs accord-
ing to various age groups and categories begins this week.
The survey is being sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Community Center with the ultimate goal to
meet the assessed needs of the community.
The assessment is designed to determine the needs
of Island residents and identify the three most pressing
needs in five age categories 0-12, 13-18, 19-35, 36-
60 and 61 and older.
Names of persons to be interviewed have been
taken randomly from the tax rolls. The interviews are
done anonymously and responses will be confidential.
The survey will include questions about chemi-
cal dependency, counseling and social services,
stress, family life, disease, public health services,
medical care, after school care, day care, pregnancy,
parenting skills, public transportation, personal
safety, abuse, crime victimization, juvenile prob-
lems, urban maintenance, educational opportunities,
library materials, physical fitness, educational re-
sources, disaster education, suicide, bicycle paths,
cultural resources and recreational activities.
Once interviews are completed, data will be complied
by computer and results returned to the Needs Assessment
Steering Committee. The committee, which is made up of
teen and adult residents of the three Island cities, will pri-
oritize the needs by age group.
The lights are on, sidewalk construction will be
underway soon but there's no communication plan in
place in Anna Maria.
Commissioners and Anna Maria City staff met to
discuss a series of issues recently.
Among the highlights discussed and approved was
new lighting in city hall commission chambers, bright-
ening up the gloom of the dimly lit hall. A new light
will also illuminate the city hall flagpole at night.
Sidewalk construction will commence later this
year on both sides of Pine Avenue and elsewhere in the
commercial area of the city, commissioners agreed.
Repair of several other crumbling sidewalks will also
take place, specifically the path fronting homes on
Spring and Willow.
Public Works Director Bill Zimmerman was in-
structed to delay purchasing radios for the public
works vehicles until later in the year. He had priced
both radios and cellular phones, and recommended
the radios as the best buy due to no additional ser-
vice fees for air time, as cellular phones require.
Mayor Max Znika suggested the delay to see what
other cities plan to do regarding communication,
thereby allowing Anna Maria officials to talk to
other emergency crews on the Island.
Other issues discussed included the following:
Bathroom facilities in public works building.
Zimmerman said toilets have been installed and shower
facilities will be in place soon.
Beach accesses surveyed, marked. Zimmerman
said city maps indicate 36 beach access points in the
city, but many of them are overgrown with vegetation
or are not clearly identified. Surveying all the accesses
would cost more than $10,000. Commissioners agreed
to survey a few at a time and mark them with signage
and post-and-rope boundaries.
Attorney present at meetings. Zimmerman sug-
gested an attorney be retained to answer questions and
attend city commission meetings. Commissioners
agreed that litigious conditions warranted the expense
of an attorney present at meetings, but decided to wait
until after the elections next month to chose an attor-
New building fees. Zimmerman said he would
present commissioners with a revised building fee
schedule and building code revision by the beginning
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 19, 1995 M PAGE 3 1i
Solicitation group cited for
using deceptive tactics
Book 'em, Danno!
If you don't know what a "plethora" is, you can buy a
dictionary dirt cheap at Tingley Memorial Library on
Jan. 28 Over 500 books (read: plethora) will be on
sale for a fraction of their original cost from 9 a.m.
until 3p.m. That same day the library will be formally
dedicated and the public is asked to donate books for
this sale to help benefit the new library which opened
Feb. 22, 1994. Pictured left to right as they pore over
many a volume offorgotten lore are librarian Carol
Sandidge and library board member Bette Kissick
More information about the big book sale (whether you
want to donate a book or buy one) can be found in the
phone book by dialing 779-1208.
Key Royale Bridge to
get traffic light
A traffic light will be installed at the Key
Royale Bridge on Jan. 23 to ease traffic while the
bridge is undergoing repairs. The light will operate
24 hours per day for the one-lane closure during
construction. Construction will begin in early Feb-
By Pat Copeland
Fire Chief Andy Price announced at last week's
fire commission meeting that the corporation that
raised funds for a local firefighters' union has agreed
to pay $97,500 to settle charges that it used deceptive
fund-raising tactics in Minnesota.
A judge ruled that the Gehl Corp. must spend
$60,000 on smoke detectors for elderly and low income
residents, change its phone pitch and pay $2,000 for
education efforts on charity laws and $2,000 for dona-
tions to hospital bur units.
In November, Price reported that funds raised by
the annual Halloween Dance sponsored by the
department's volunteers were cut in half due to phone
solicitation by the corporation on behalf of the
Sarasota/Manatee Firefighters' Union and a
... and phone
solicitors a problem
for Holmes Beach
Lt Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police
Department warned residents about phone solicitors
who are misrepresenting themselves.
"They are soliciting on behalf of the Fraternal Or-
der of Police but are saying that the funds will benefit
our department," explained Stephenson.
He stressed that the department does not solicit and
none of the funds raised by this phone campaign will
benefit the department. He said if residents want to
donate to the department, donations for the auxiliary
and the retirement fund can be brought to the
department's administrative office, 5901 Marina Dr.,
during business hours.
firefighters' foundation. The solicitors claimed to rep-
resent district firefighters and paramedics and said the
funds they raised would go directly back to the district
"I think they'll (the Gehl Corp.) get the message
but they may just consider it a business expense," said
Price. "We sent a copy of the article (about the Minne-
sota judgment) to the union. We hope they'll look for
another solicitor but they make so much money with
this corporation they may not care."
Price said after one article appeared in The Islander
Bystander concerning the phone solicitors, he got eight
complaints from residents who were called. He said he had
three dozen complaints within a couple of weeks.
Price said district officials became so frustrated
about the misrepresentation that at November's fire
commission meeting, the board voted to have its law-
yer write a letter to the solicitation company concern-
ing the matter.
Anna Maria City
1/23, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
1/24,7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
1/19, 1 p.m., Council meeting
1/24, 1:30 p.m., Special council meeting
regarding Bazzy decision
1/20, 9 am., Code Enforcement Board
1/24, 2 p.m., Planning Commission
1/25, 5 p.m., Equity Study Commission
1/23, 9:30 am., Metropolitan Planning
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Council interviews architects for city complex
By Pat Copeland
After interviewing three architectural firms last
week, three members of the Holmes Beach City Coun-
cil favored PGAL of Anna Maria for the renovation of
present city buildings or construction of a new city
The council recently narrowed to three the firms
replying to their request for proposals PGAL; H.
Patterson Fletcher, Architects; and Schmidt, Garden,
and Erikson, Inc. The three were interviewed and rated
and the council has scheduled a vote on its recommen-
dation for the Feb. 7 meeting.
H. Patterson Fletcher, the first to be interviewed,
told council he has been an Island resident since 1956
and a practicing architect since 1974. He studied at
Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd School of Architecture, and
is president of the Taliesin Fellows.
Some of his local projects include the Island
Branch Library, the Island Baptist Church,
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Trinity Presbyterian
Church and five of the former Fast Eddie's restaurants,
as well as numerous private homes.
"Whether you build a building or connect or
modify what you have, you'll need a feasibility study
and a master plan," Fletcher told council.
Representatives of Schmidt, Garden and Erikson,
Inc.,of Sarasota said their recent projects include the
School Board of Sarasota County building and the
Charlotte County Courthouse.
Someday her prints will come
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Maria. The public is invited to the opening reception, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.
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They suggested a process to include information
gathering and analysis, identification of alternatives
and selection and development of an alternative. They
said they use a computer data base that tracks project
costs and progress.
Gene Aubry, principal architect for PGAL, said the
firm's Florida projects include the Vero Beach Court-
house, the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, the
Sarasota Central Library and the new Florida Gulf
Coast University in Ft Myers. Island projects include
the Anna Maria Elementary School Library and the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
"We bring an attitude about the Island that I care
a lot about personally and that is that we don't try to
make ourselves look like some big city," said Aubry.
"I happen to like this little complex because there's
a wonderful Island funkiness about it. We should
keep it looking like the Island. It should take on a
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard and
Council members Carol Whitmore and Luke Courtney
favored PGAL and Councilwoman Pat Geyer favored
Fletcher; however there was no consensus.
"I think Fletcher has wonderful vision," noted
Reichard. He's local and he has a nice feel for what we
want. The second group was practical and organized
and they knew all the rules and regulations. And I think
Aubry combined both he has the local vision and
philosophy of what we want and he also has the sys-
The council has budgeted $35,000 for the
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Artists who will be present include Sandra
Goolsby, Sandra French, Juan Freudenthal, KG. De-
signs, Joyce Lazzara, Richard Leonard, Wini Long,
Walter Johnson, Faye Rosechild Nierman.
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Holmes Beach civic organization
debates membership requirements
By Pat Copeland
Members of newly formed Holmes Beach Civic
Association debated Saturday over whether property
owners who are not residents should be permitted to
hold membership in the organization.
When the steering committee presented the bylaws
for discussion, several people objected to limiting
membership to residents. Steering committee members
said they grappled with the issue on two separate oc-
casions before they settled on residency as a require-
ment for membership.
"We were not content to simply open up the door
to ownership of property without residency," explained
Bob VanWagoner. "We had a reservation about it and
felt that we might desire in the near future to amend the
bylaws to include ownership of property that did not
include a residency of three or four months."
Frank Davis noted that property owners have the
same concerns as residents and should be included.
"There are a lot of transitional residents who have
purchased property here who have an interest in the
community and it makes sense for them to be in-
volved," he maintained.
"I think there's a distinction between a civic asso-
ciation and an association in which the primary focus
is on the fact that there's a financial investment," noted
David Romberger. "A civic association implies a con-
cern with the day-to-day livable aspects of a commu-
nity. To be simply a property owner without the civic
attachment as well may begin to change the nature of
Island community orchestra
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus will perform a concert on Sunday, Jan. 29, at
2 p.m. at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr.,
Anna Maria City.
Under the direction of Music Director Alfred
AMI Art League to hold
Instructor Laura Avery will give a lecture and
demonstration on "Drawing from the Right Side of
the Brain," on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The fee is $3.
To register or for more information call the
league at 778-2099.
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Ginie Smith agreed with Romberger.
"I don't want property owners who are looking to
make a buck to come down here and be able to change
things when they don't understand what it's like to live
here on a daily basis. Their primary goal is to get the
zoning or whatever so they can make more money off
of the Island."
Shirley Romberger cautioned against excluding a
group because they appear to be a threat or have differ-
ent ideas or concerns.
Art Koelsch said he was a property owner but not
a resident for a number of years and was very interested
in the community.
"I believe in keeping the membership as open as
possible and I'm willing to take the risk," said Joy
David Romberger asked about corporate property
Dr. Frances Smith-Williams said that could be
dealt with by limiting such memberships to individual
property owners and suggested revising the bylaws to
do so. The group voted in favor of the action.
In other business, the group elected the following
officers: Shirley Romberger, president; Mercedes
Thornberg, vice president; Joy Courtney, recording
secretary; Ginie Smith, corresponding secretary; and
Clark Leips, treasurer. The following were elected to
the board of directors: Art Koelsch, Rod Jordan, Bob
Jorgensen, Barbara Lacina, Sarah Nicholas and Frances
& chorus performs Jan. 29
Gershfeld and Chorus Master Elizabeth Bharucha the
concert will include Magnificent by Vivaldi, Violin Con-
certo by Nardini, and works by Telemann, Bolzoni and
Rameau. Voice and instrument solos will be featured.
Admission is free. A free-will donation is requested.
Longboat Chapel hosts
artist concert series
The Longboat Island Chapel will host a Spe-
cial Artist Concert Series.
The first of three concerts presented will be
held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the
chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat.
The concert is free to the public.
It's a fashion show, matey!
The Anna Maria Island Help Mates, the auxiliary
to the Power Squadron, will be sponsoring
"Cruise and Rendezvous Fashions" at the
Bradenton Country Club, 4646 9th Ave. W.,
Bradenton on Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. Shown hold-
ing one of the many Jarvis Shoppe items which
will be featured in the fashion show/luncheon is
Trudy Wessels. Tickets for the show are $14 and
benefits the Power Squadron's efforts to promote
safe boating. For tickets call Sarah Maloney at
778-4865 or Bee Cahoon at 792-0658.
One qualifies in Holmes
Beach election so far
Councilman Luke Courtney is the lone candidate
to return his election papers to Holmes Beach City Hall
for qualifying in the March 14 election. Qualifying
continues until noon on Jan. 24.
Candidates must be residents of the city for two
consecutive years and sign a residency certificate. The
signatures of 15 registered voters are needed on elec-
tion petitions. The position pays $1 per month plus
$300 per month expenses for a total of $3,601.
Of the remaining two council members whose terms
will expire, Mary Ellen Reichard has declared she will not
run again and Billie Martini remains undecided.
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Ethics and elections
We find ourselves in anew political season with each
new year and elections in all three cities on the Island.
Bradenton Beach held their election in December and
two new members have joined that board.
Anna Maria has a full slate of candidates for its elec-
tion on Feb. 14 and Holmes Beach is just entering the quali-
fying period for its March election.
We're reminded once again what a small island we
live on with yet again a staff member stepping into the
Two years ago when our features editor now our
special liaison to the Anna Maria Elementary School, Joy
Courtney found herself in the political arena when her
husband, Luke Courtney, ran for council in Holmes Beach.
The following year Luke was elected to council as Joy lost
her bid in the same election to become mayor.
Then, as now, questions were raised about the ethics
of a newspaper employee involved in an election.
Then, as now, we made every effort possible to keep
people and issues involving the election at arm's length.
We conducted fair, informative public forums for vot-
ers to meet candidates and presented the results of the dis-
cussion of issues in a professional and impartial report.
For each previous election on Anna Maria Island, we
have presented profiles of all candidates.
These forums, interviews and direct contact with can-
didates give us a unique insight into the abilities of candi-
dates that are not afforded to the average voter.
And even though many voters look to us as experi-
enced, professional journalists for recommendations on
candidates, we find it necessary to forgo this responsibil-
ity in races involving our associates.
One of our own is running for office in Anna Maria
and, if you are a newcomer and don't know who that is, so
much the better. We will make no special exception.
Reluctantly, we will not make recommendations for
the three seats in the commission race in Anna Maria City.
Yes, it's a "cop out" But it is a necessity to maintain
our impartiality, our journalistic ethics and our integrity as
your community newspaper.
Beachfront owners vs. beach-goers. The argument
goes on and on with every new influx of people to our
shores and takes place with nearly every purchase of
Fortunately for the general public, those of us who
can't afford to buy beachfront property, every inch and
every mile of shoreline in the state is "public property."
No one can own the sacred area known as the high tide
As annoying as it may seem to high-priced property
owners, as long as beachgoers get to the water via a legal
beach access they're on public property.
It's up to everyone to be responsible about the use of
the beach when it comes to littering and environmentally
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I YOUR OPINION
Lack law enforcement will kill
I'm watching unimpeded liability-inviting surfers
running atop andjumping from a porous groin, violating
city/county codes and ignoring blockades and signage.
Your Dec. 22 article on the offshore extension of
Bradenton Beach jurisdiction involved city liability.
City council had held a three work sessions on a rewrite
of our 1953 statutory charter. I was not the "author" but
merely the messenger who did the homework.
"Home rule," 1973, allows council broad latitude
except for boundary modifications which require leg-
islative approval. Sanibel Island and Panama City, hav-
ing solved similar problems, aided our effort. Offshore
extension was to be the first step in the charter's update
for a very good reason. After council's OK and count-
less hours of work, politics entered the picture.
A neighboring city's mayor voiced disagreement
with our intent, preferring to let other entities take re-
sponsibility. With the final paperwork complete, our
Bradenton Beach police chief, by charter the enforcer
of state/city laws, but not the interpreter nor source
thereof, lobbied the mayor and members with obvious
success outside of council.
The plan, essential to the protection of Cortez and
Coquina Beaches, for which the county pays Bradenton
Beach $66,000 a year, does not require a $25,000 boat,
although by common sense one should have been avail-
able years ago.
County deputies suggested, and I concurred to
council, that a $350 camera used by an officer would
satisfy the need, and I volunteered to buy the camera!
Since council chose to ignore that need under the
ludicrous guise of "liability" based on possible inept
operation of a police vessel, we have witnessed per-
sonal watercraft, offshore fishing-bait castnet craft, and
lately a cascade of roe-mullet boats, operating among
swimmers and anchoring and mooring to groins. This
is against Manatee County Ordinance 82-19 which
strictly prohibits boat intrusion within 300 feet and for
which the city is paid to enforce.
Recently a golfer drove balls on that occupied
beach. Using this posture, perhaps I am entitled to ig-
nore our stop lights when no one is coming the other
way. May the precedent be remembered when some-
one is hauled from the designated swimming area af-
ter mutilation by a propeller.
Public health, safety and welfare underscored my oath
of office. Hundreds of people ignore speed laws and boom
box statutes. The policy appears to be not to offend the
violators. Concern should be for what we can do pursu-
ant to oath and public need and not what we don't feel
prone to enforce for whatever personal agenda.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
Carol Whitmore's letters to the editor appeared in
publications last week and starts out criticizing a letter
to the editor written by my wife, Joy Courtney, but
quickly turns into a personal attack on me.
Ms. Whitmore said, "I have no special interest in get-
ting this (density law) pushed through as the Courtneys do
with their business and election coming up soon."
This makes no sense at all to me.
How would an ordinance which asks the voters if
they want to change the city charter and have all den-
sity increases approved by the voters, instead of just the
city council, increase my business?
Further, it was the opinion of the Holmes Beach
City attorney that there was no conflict of interest or
personal gain for me, and she saw no problem with me
voting on the ordinance.
Ms. Whitmore's statement that "Mr. Courtney sup-
ported this increase in density last year, when he
thought it would include his motel and was told by our
attorney that it didn't," is an outright lie.
I have never supported any density increases for
motels either in or out of the A-i district. I have fought
long and hard to prevent this from happening, and I will
continue to fight against density increases.
I am disappointed that Ms. Whitmore, an elected
official of the city of Holmes Beach, would write such
a libelous and irresponsible statements about me. I
demand a public apology from her.
Luke Courtney, Holmes Beach
For more of Your Opinions,
see page 8
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 10, The War of 1898.
by June Alder
U.S. battleship Indiana in action in Santiago Harbor.
R&R CUBA STYLE
After their victory in the battle to
take Santiago, the American soldiers in
Cuba expected to relax a bit, then get on
with the war. Instead, the war with
Spain faded away. In its place was a
struggle with the twin foes of boredom
Here is how one Rough Rider de-
scribed it in a. letter
home. dated Aug. 4,
"We have now been
lying in this recupera-
tion camp for 17 days
and for a 'healthy' loca-
tion to go to and rest up,
It is surely a selection
worthy of the mighty
brain and ponderous in-
tellect of even a com-
manding general of the
United States armies.
"I don't believe there
is a blessed soul among
the 400 and odd Rough Riders who con-
stitute the remnant of a regiment on this
island, but who has not been sick for a
greater or less period of time since we
pitched our tent on this healthy (?) camp-
ground; excepting perhaps, a few commis-
sioned officers who go to town, four miles
away, whenever they please. They ride on
the bay, eat and drink what they wish and
have a'dog robber' to cook for them while
out here in camp. Even some of these
gentlemen (by an act of Congress) have
overplayed their hands and are lying in
town waiting to get well-or sober-be-
fore returning to this sweet-scented camp.
"Nearly everyone in camp is fairly
putrid with dysentery. Chills come around
each day to shake the majority of us to see
if we are still alive. When the chills get
tired along comes a most diabolical kind of
fever which is warranted to burn a man up
entirely injust three hours. It usually stops
a trifle short of that spontaneous combus-
tion point, much to the disappointment of
the poor victim.
"Strange as it may seem, though,
very few deaths have occurred from
natural causes among the Rough Riders
so far. But I will make a prognostication
that a pestilence will sweep the camp
before Sept. 15, if we remain here."
Not known to this bitter trooper, his
higher-ups in the field-including Colo-
nel Teddy Roosevelt-had sent a
"round robin" letter to President
McKinley insisting on an early depar-
ture of the troops. The letter was leaked
to the newspapers and caused such a
public furor that the order to begin
moving out came almost immediately.
The Rough Riders were the first to
leave, dressed in new uniforms with
bright brass buttons and shiny shoes
and leggings to replace the combat
boots that had rotted
away. "Monkey suits"
the disdainful vets
called them. But they
took advantage of the
splendor to dazzle the
Cuban girls before they
shipped out on Aug. 7.
Men in other units had
to wait weeks or
Francis Jones, an Anna
Maria Island lad, was a
cabin boy on a transport
anchored in Santiago
Bay. He did not reach home until Octo-
The Tampa Herald reported on his
reunion with his family under the head-
line "THE JONES BOYS BACK/
Well-known Brothers Return from the
"The Jones family is having a re-
union, so to speak. Col. John R. is up
from Anna Maria Key looking the pic-
ture of health and youthfulness. St.
Clair Jones, who enlisted in the Second
Georgia, was duly discharged and
reached home Saturday night. He is
looking a fine specimen of the stalwart
young soldier, and his campaigning has
evidently been beneficial to him.
"Francis Jones arrived home last
night from New York, where he arrived
some days ago. He had been employed
on the transport Specialist and while at
Santiago had a spell of fever that was
a pretty hard one. There was no room
in the hospital, so he had to remain on
the ship with no suitable medicine or
"On his way home from New York
by steamer he went through the big
storm that raged on the Atlantic coast
Sunday, and describes it was a severe
and unpleasant experience. He is look-
ing somewhat the worse for wear, but
will soon be himself again."
Next: Tampa in
a bad way
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9 YO UR ePINI
'Outsider' votes for beach booze
This letter is in reference to the special request of
Cafe on the Beach to be able to serve beer and wine.
As a long-term reader of your newspaper and a
very regular user of the facilities at the Manatee County
Public Beach, including Cafe on the Beach, I find I
must make a comment regarding your article in the
Dec. 29 issue.
In particular, I am abhorred by the comment of
Councilwoman Billie Martini who is quoted as saying,
"This is a subject for Holmes Beach citizens to decide,
not from England, Germany, Bradenton, Longboat Key
or New York."
Somehow Ms. Martini has missed the points of the
people desiring the addition of beer and wine to the
menu of Cafe on the Beach. First, this is the Manatee
County Public Beach and is for the use of all who
choose to enjoy this area. Second, we who use this fa-
cility leave our money in Holmes Beach, which I am
certain the council uses for its benefit.
So certainly, all of these people have a right to com-
ment and make their wishes on the subject known to those
who live in the area and vote on the subject. I can under-
stand the concerns about serving beer and wine on the
beach, but it is to be served on the deck while watching
the incredible view as it is served on the beach at other
private restaurants who enjoy the money we bring.
Frankly, Councilwoman Martini should consider
the increase in revenue of the Cafe on the Beach, and
get more money for Holmes Beach to use by allowing
beer and wine to be served.
She needs to think kindly of those of us who don't
live and vote in Holmes Beach but bring our money, as
I am certain the "outsiders" money is important to your
economy so don't count our messages out.
Elaine Truitt, Palmetto
License match a mix-up
Recently the wife of a local minister was denied a
license to teach piano lessons in her home.
At last week's Holmes Beach City Council meet-
ing, a license was issued to a business which engages
in introducing marriage-minded males to women from
Where do these introductions take place? Doesn't
this involve as much traffic as a child arriving for a
music lesson? Doesn't a music teacher contribute more
to Anna Maria Island's family values?
Let us all wake up and attend the council meetings
in our cities.
Mercedes Thornburg, Holmes Beach
Businesses: thanks for trolley
Many thanks to the business owners and residents
who are supporting the new trolley. What a fun way to
travel the islands to shop and to view the area attractions.
I have high hopes that this will become a perma-
nent "fixture" for our residents and tourists to enjoy.
The trolley is a great addition to our area transpor-
Sarah Jane Kaufmann, Bradenton Beach
Thanks to AID
I want to thank everyone associated with All Island
Denominations for the much needed supplies and
goods they delivered to my home recently.
I have no idea how they knew I was in need. In all
my life, such a thing has never happened to me.
I can not thank them enough.
Gertrud Mann, Anna Maria
Land value root of density push
in Holmes Beach
At the Holmes Beach Planning and Zoning session
we listened to motel owner Frank Davis, and later at the
city council meeting to his attorney from Tampa, make
reference to legal action if Holmes Beach didn't grant
the wishes of some owners to more than double the
density on their land.
Now, Mayor Bohnenberger's concern that the citi-
zens of Holmes Beach could possibly be sued, if they sign
a petition, sounds like scare tactics. One can't help but
wonder if our mayor's solicitude is sincere or a veiled
warning not to sign a petition. We live in a litigious soci-
ety, but legislation by fear of litigation is nonsense.
Most Holmes Beach residents desperately want to
keep the quality of life which we now enjoy. It is in-
sulting to be told that more than doubling the number
of motel units which can be built will not alter our
It also strains credibility that other property own-
ers will not demand and receive the same double den-
sity at any future date. Once granted, how could it be
Frank Davis, owner of both Harrington House and
Island Real Estate, has every right to pursue his busi-
ness interests. Residents and homeowners have a right
to protect theirs.
It is not the duty of any municipal governing body
to pass legislation to increase the value of anyone's
land. Dollar value per acre of motel-occupied land is
what this issue is all about.
Helen White, Holmes Beach
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Bradenton Beach officials list accomplishments, goals
Bradenton Beach officials took a look at past ac-
complishments and future goals during year-end re-
views and year-ahead commitments.
Among past successes were correlation of plans for
improvements for the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier -
scheduled to start later this month as well as clos-
ing out the $500,000 Community Development Block
Grant for Bridge Street.
Ahead, officials hope to revise building permit
fees and provide better police service and protection
Specific accomplishments for 1994 and tasks
ahead for 1995 included the following.
City Clerk Alice Baird and staff last year closed out
the financial reports for the block grant to refurbish
Bridge Street The three-member staff department also
quarterly files Florida sales tax reports on the fishing
pier, files federal payroll reports for all city employees
In a letter to council, Holmes Beach City Attor-
ney Steve Dye confirmed his verbal opinion that the
mayor's appointment of the city attorney does not
have to be done annually.
Councilman Luke Courtney maintained that the
appointment of the city attorney must be approved
yearly by the council, while Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger maintained that the city attorney is a
city officer the same as any department head and
annual appointments are unnecessary.
Dye wrote, "Nowhere in the city charter does it
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and other record-keeping duties including myriad city
meeting minutes. The department also handles annual
sanitation occupational license billings and assists in
the fiscal year-end audit.
Building Official Whitey Moran has created new
forms to expedite building and planning and zoning
applications; correlated improvements to the city fish-
ing pier the city's new public parking lot on First Street
North and at the Katie Pierola Sunset Park; and imple-
mented a weekend and evening code enforcement in-
For 1995, Moran said he plans to revise city per-
mit fees to "reflect more accurately the current con-
struction costs and to work toward making the depart-
ment more self sufficient and less dependent on taxes"
as well as developing a code enforcement citation sys-
tem and amending the city's sign ordinance.
Police Chief Jack Maloney said the crime rate in
state a specific term of employment for any of the
city officials/department heads. The charter also
does not specifically require each new mayor to re-
appoint existing officials/department heads. Further-
more, the charter does not state that an official's
employment terminates or is subject to review upon
a change in the office of mayor."
He noted that previous mayors and councils
would reappoint the city attorney and accounting
firm but that the action concerning the attorney has
no support in the charter.
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the city has remained steady and manageable, but he
has noted an increase in assaults on police officers. For
accomplishments in 1994, he said all officers are now
fully trained and certified in the use of pepper spray, a
tear gas-like chemical used to subdue perpetrators.
For the year ahead, Maloney said he hoped to bring
the police force into a more pro-active mode to com-
bat crime within the city. Toward that goal, he is meet-
ing with residents at the city's mobile home parks and
condominiums to explain police services to residents.
Public Works Superintendent Buddy Watts said 1994
was a manpower-short year for the department, a problem
that has been corrected for 1995 with the hiring of an ad-
ditional person within public works. Projects ahead for
1995 include paving the police department parking lot,
replacing the roof at the police department, Australian pine
tree removal at Avenue C and assisting in improvements
to the municipal parking lot at First Street North.
Island Players hold
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Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City will hold auditions for
"Other People's Money" by Jerry Sterner on Sunday,
Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Director Geoffrey Todd is calling for men and
women in the 30's to 60's age group.
The Play will open March 17 and will continue
through April 2. For further information call 792-3986.
County Fair opens Monday
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23, at 5:30 p.m. to midnight, and will run through Sat-
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Ray Simches to receive
Distinguished Citizen Award
During his six years as mayor of the City of Anna
Maria, Ray Simches read many proclamations honor-
ing various people. Next Tuesday, it will be Simches
himself who will be so honored, when Mayor Max
Znika will announce that Simches is the recipient of
the city's Distinguished Citizen Award.
The award, which is given for "outstanding con-
tribution to the City of Anna Maria," has been be-
stowed on but five other people Ernie Cagnina,
Ellen Marshall, Ted Tripp, George O'Connor and Ed
The 74-year-old Simches stepped down as mayor
in December, citing health concerns. He is currently
recuperating from surgery he underwent in late Octo-
Last week The Islander Bystander talked to
Simches' brother, Gabe, to learn a little more about the
man who is being honored as one of Anna Maria's
most dedicated public servants. Gabe Simches painted
a picture of a man who, from his earliest years, turned
his talent and his energies toward helping others.
"Ray taught at the high school level at a voca-
tional high school in Manhattan for years," Gabe
Simches said, explaining that Ray Simches' main
thrust was in special education. "He worked in that
until he went to Albany as a consultant for the state
department of education. He advanced there until he
became chief of the Division of Special Education and
Pupil Personnel Services for the state of New York."
"When he left the state department of education he
went to the Bureau of the Education of the Handi-
capped in Washington," Gabe Simches said. In the late
1970s and early 1980s "he handled grants for the
states. He's done a lot of work in the terms of organi-
I zation, planning and administration." He said Ray
Simches worked with the states on grant applications
for federal funds, assisting and advising on program
and concept development.
Before his career in education in New York and
later in the nation's capital, Simches served his coun-
try in another way, his brother remembers.
"He was in the Air Force in communications,"
Gabe Simches recalls of his brother's World War II
service in England and France, explaining that he
spent over three years in the service as an Air Force
"When he was discharged he hadn't really settled
into a profession yet," Gabe Simches said. "Although
he had graduated from New York University prior to
going into the service, he wasn't too sure what he
wanted to do.
"When he first got out of the service he tried his
hand at writing comedy routines. He did some work
for some old-time comics. For whatever reasons it
didn't continue. He's got a very good, sharp sense of
humor he's got some good insights."
There were a few other turns on Simches' career
road before he found his niche in education.
"He worked for a munitions company for a while,"
Gabe Simches said, "and he sold Hy-Grade frankfurt-
ers. How he got into special education I'm not too sure.
He must have met someone."
After retiring from the federal government about
10 years ago, Simches came to Anna Maria, following
his wife, Betty, who had contacts in this area.
"She had been visiting for a while," Gabe Simches
said, "and they decided to buy a place."
It was not long before Ray Simches wanted to get
more involved in his adopted hometown, and in Octo-
ber 1985 he was appointed to the city's planning com-
mission. In February 1986 he was elected city commis-
sioner and in February 1989 he was elected mayor,
enjoying stunning reelection victories three times. It is
as mayor that he is most remembered by the people of
"This place has given him a sense of community he
didn't have, due to its intimacy and smallness," Gabe
Simches said. "People accepted Ray. He got involved
in Roser Church that was a very close relationship
with him and he enjoyed the intimacy of the city."
Gabe Simches said his brother won the loyal sup-
port of city residents because he made the mayor's of-
fice accessible to them.
"Ray would hear people he had a nice balance,"
Gabe Simches said. "He is a unique person in terms of
his level of integrity, insight and statesmanship. His
ability to step back from an issue and not to have his
own personal goals become the city's was very impor-
"Diplomacy, statesmanship and fairness," are
words that Gabe Simches said could be used to de-
scribe his brother's approach to governing the city. "He
never imposed himself, though he had his feelings on
issues. He was always able to step back and let the pro-
cess operate, because he believed in the process."
While Simches was known for bringing a good
number of people into the decision-making process -
and commission subcommittees were an integral part
of his administration Gabe Simches said he never
shirked the responsibility that went with being the
municipality's chief executive officer.
"Ray always believed that those with authority
should be held responsible it's one of his basic te-
nets," Gabe Simches said.
Perhaps of all the praise Slmches will hear next
week as his name is inscribed upon a plaque that hangs
permanently in City Hall, none will be more heart-felt
than that bestowed by Gabe Simches.
"Ray's been a damned good brother, an excellent
brother," Gabe Simches told The Islander Bystander.
"His sister, Frieda, would say the same thing."
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Ruth W. Howe, 89, of Bradenton, died Jan. 11
Born in Elberta, Mich., Mrs. Howe came to
Manatee County from Houghton Lake, Mich., in
1975. She was a retired postmistress and resort
operator at Houghton Lake. She was a member of
St. George's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Jane Lytle of
Holmes Beach; four grandchildren; eight great-
grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
There was no visitation or service. Memorial
contributions may be made to St. George's Episco-
pal Church, 912 63rd St. W., Bradenton, Fla.
34209 or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd
St. W., Suite C. Bradenton, Fla. 34209. National
Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, was in charge
of cremation arrangements.
Elizabeth T. Landra
Elizabeth T. Landra, 66, of Bradenton died Jan.
6, 1995, in Bradenton. Born in Ruth, Mich., Mrs.
Landra came to Manatee County from Atlanta,
Mich., in 1990. She was a retired food service atten-
dant for 18 years in Atlanta. She was Catholic.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda
MacDonald of Clinton Township, Mich., and
Sharon Norton of Bradenton Beach, seven sisters,
two brothers and three grandchildren.
There will be no local visitation or services.
Eugenia F. Madigan
Eugenia F. Madigan, 84, of Anna Maria Is-
land, died Jan. 10, 1995, in Greenbriar Nursing
Born in New York City, Mrs. Madigan came
to Manatee County from New York 21 years ago.
She was an executive and fashion coordinator for
She is survived by her husband, John and a
daughter, Sharon, of Alexandria, Va.
No visitation was held. A memorial service
was held at St Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Zanna Perkins Weber
Zanna Perkins Weber, 71, of Bradenton
Beach died Jan. 13, 1995, in HCA/L.W. Blake
Bornin Fort Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Weber came
to Manatee County several years ago. She was
office manager for Joyce Shoes of New York and
later became an owner of Perkins & Reeb Fu-
neral Home in Hicksville, Ohio.
She is survived by two daughters, Belinda
Hamm of Fort Wayne, and Sandra Struber of
Hamiliton Lake, Ind., a brother, Richard Perkins
of Denver, and two grandchildren.
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Gabe Simches explained that the Simches siblings'
father died when Ray Simches was only 10 years old,
but even at that age the boy who was destined to be
mayor demonstrated leadership qualities as he guided
his brother and sister toward better times.
"Our family was pretty close to what I'd call dys-
functional at one point, but he strove to try and rebuild
a sense of family in all of us," Gabe Simches said. "He
did a great job as a big brother."
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in PAGE 12 JANUARY 19, 1995 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Whatever happened to...
By Pat Copeland
As Islanders who follow the news know, stories can
drag on for weeks, months and even years. This is a look
at some of the continuing stories and their status at the end
of 1994. The oldest story began more than 10 years ago;
the newest one began a few months ago. Some are reach-
ing conclusion while others continue to evolve. A few may
never see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Anna Maria City
Encroachments at the Sandbar restaurant In
December of 1993, the city informed owner Ed Chiles
that several pieces of the restaurant's equipment were
encroaching on city property. Equipment included a
walk-in cooler and a dumpster.
A year later, the matter is not fully resolved.
In the beginning, the issue was complicated by the
fact that Don Tarantola, the city's former code enforce-
ment officer, asked former Mayor Ray Simches to ex-
cuse him from any code enforcement action regarding
the restaurant because his wife had recently become an
employee of the restaurant The mayor appointed Anne
Beck, the public works department's administrative
assistant, to oversee code enforcement proceedings
regarding the restaurant
The issue appears to have gotten lost among the
flurry of city and planning commission meetings con-
cerning Chiles' request for an alley vacation at the res,
taurant The request was denied after two hours of de-
liberations by the city commission on June 28.
Last week Mayor Max Znika said the city learned
that the state health department mandated the location
of the dumpster, pad and grease trap because of sewer
and water lines already in place. He said the dumpster
will remain in its present location.
Public Works Director Bill Zimmerman added that
he recently received a complaint from a resident con-
cerning the appearance of the dumpster and the smell
emanating from it.
"We're trying to get support from all the restau-
rants in the city to keep their dumpsters clean and
checked," he said. "I have also talked to Ed Chiles
about a landscaping buffer in that area."
Znika said Chiles is aware of the encroaching
walk-in cooler and has plans to remove it.
The beach walkway at Coconut Avenue and
Gulf Drive An on-going controversy over owner-
ship of beach front property at 202 Coconut came to a
head in April. The city claimed jurisdiction over a right
of way through the property; however, property own-
ers John and Carol Dooms claimed the land was va-
cated by the city 30 years ago.
The Doomses began a landscaping project at the
site which was promptly red-tagged by the city. Former
Public Works Director Don Tarantola ruled that be-
cause of the scope of the project, it was not landscap-
ing but development The city commission ordered all
landscaping materials removed.
Neighbors were concerned about the loss of their
beach access and the disappearance of beach access
signs from the walkway.
After further research, it was learned that the prop-
erty was never vacated, said Commissioner Dottie
McChesney, who then began to work on a solution to
please all parties.
"The area was surveyed and the walkway was
placed slightly to the left of center," she said. "I con-
Bradenton Beach: the
walled city? A six-foot
maze-like fence snaked its
way around property
owned by Allan Bazzy
along the canal at the
Cortez Bridge and Bay
Drive South in February.
Bazzy's proposal to
expand his marina over
the entire property was
first denied by the city,. i u ,.
then approved by court
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City officials were notified in December 1993 that a $147,000 federal grant was approved for upgrading of
the bridge on North Bay Boulevard. Scheduled improvements included pedestrian walkways, and a handicap
accessible ramp with rest areas and hand rails. Work has not yet begun.
tacted Jim Rossi of the Island Garden Center to land-
scape the area. It was a compromise the city didn't
lose any land and the people of Coconut were happy to
have their beach walkway well marked and landscaped
with natural vegetation and still retain their view of the
A new sidewalk for the humpbacked bridge on
North Bay Boulevard This narrow bridge has cre-
ated problems for years because it is not only a busy
thoroughfare for vehicles but a favorite walkway for
strollers. There is a narrow sidewalk on the bridge but
no approaches from either side of the bridge.
"The funding from the DOT (Department of Trans-
portation) has been authorized," said Public Works
Director Bill Zimmerman. 'It's in their five-year plan
and we're just waiting for the funding to come. The
concept and design have been agreed upon."
Surveyors were at the site last Friday.
Zimmerman added that former Mayor Ray
Simches was very active in tracking grants for city
projects and the process has been slowed down by the
mayor's resignation. Zimmerman said he has requested
Simches' help in getting the city back on track regard-
ing grants as soon as Simches' health improves.
The purchase of a chipper by the city After
a five-year search, the city has purchased a chipper to
mulch yard waste and tree trimmings, said Public
Works Director Bill Zimmerman. He said he examined
all of the chippers on the market to find one with the
best capacity, durability and safety.
"This is part of a plan to keep all the trimmings and
vegetation in the city in the form of mulch," he ex-
plained. "We are working on a program to provide free
mulch to citizens. We'll have it set up by the first of the
year and there will be a pile available at the public
works yard (behind the historical museum on Pine
"Walled city?" Early in 1994, Bradenton Beach
received the uncomplimentary title of being a "walled
city" in the wake of a six-foot wood fence that sur-
am, rnr R 10 11
rounded the Bradenton Beach Marina. Located just
south of the Cortez Bridge, the wall meandered around
the perimeter of the property, providing visitors and
residents with an unflattering first view of the Island.
The wall met all city codes, building and planning
officials determined, due to a glitch in the city's laws
several years ago. Land development codes that were
intended to have fences set back from property lines did
not include that setback requirement. City officials
corrected the problem and changed the law, but not
before a rash of fences cropped up in the city.
The Bradenton Beach Marina fence remains stand-
ing, although marina owners have said that when the
expansion takes place the fence will be remodeled to
be more aesthetically pleasing.
Bradenton Beach Marina expansion sparks
controversy, lawsuits, settlements. Probably the big-
gest issue of 1994 in the city was the proposal by
Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan Bazzy to expand
the marina onto six residential lots he owns adjacent to
the commercial property. His request prompted mara-
thon meetings before the planning board and the city
council, hundreds of residents banding together to ob-
ject to the expansion and, eventually, three lawsuits.
The city council rejected Bazzy's expansion pro-
posal. Bazzy appealed the decision to the circuit court,
and Circuit Court Judge Scott Brownell ruled in late
December the city had incorrectly denied Bazzy's
marina request City officials and Bazzy will meet Jan.
24 to further discuss the matter.
Roundabout, Bridge Street improvements. The
city finalized renovations to Bridge Street in 1994, the
result of a $500,000 state grant to improve the area.
Benches, landscaping and lighting line the street. The
Florida Department of Transportation also re-worked
the intersection of Bridge Street and Gulf Drive to in-
clude a roundabout a mini-traffic circle that is the
first of its kind in the state. Although some residents
appeared confused about the roundabout when it first
opened to motorists, the traffic flow seems to move
smoothly through the circle, causing less impediments
than a traffic signal.
City officials will be competing with other small
cities in Florida later this year for another $500,000
grant from the state in the hopes of creating a city park-
ing lot at First Street North. The city council approved
the purchase of the lot late last year, but needs the ex-
tra funds for landscaping, lighting and drainage.
Ironically, the expansion of the Bradenton Beach
Marina opposed by most residents in the area -
will probably be viewed by state officials as a signifi-
cant improvement to the "Historic Old-Town" area of
the city and should figure prominently in the city's re-
ceipt of the grant funds.
Repairs to the Key Royale Bridge Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger said he will sign the contract with M.L.
Boyer Construction Company for installing new bulk-
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heads on the bridge on Jan. 4 and work will start within
30 days. A pre-job conference is slated for Jan. 11.
The problem surfaced in July of 1993, after a rou-
tine inspection of the bridge found deterioration of the
approach slabs. An engineering study of the bridge
gave four options ranging from repairs at $70,000 to
$160,000 or replacement at $525,000.
In June of 1994, the engineering firm revealed new
findings about the bridge's construction. Due to this dis-
covery, engineers recommended the $160,000 option and
the city contracted for the design. Bohnenberger began
courting the Department of Transportation (DOT) for
funds to repair or replace the bridge.
The city advertised for bids and in October, it received
a double whammy when bids came back three times
higher than expected and the city learned that state finan-
cial assistance would not be forthcoming any time soon.
Repair bids came in at $430,000 and $480,000.
In November, council authorized the mayor to enter
into the contract with Boyer. Bohnenberger held out on
signing the contract in hopes that the DOT would provide
some funding but that hope evaporated. However,
Bohnenberger was able to work with the construction
company to save the city $12,000 on the project.
The opening of 41st Street More than two
years ago, Dave Moynihan approached the council on
behalf of several property owners to open 41st Street,
a platted but unimproved street. In April of 1993, the
council voted to pay one-third of the cost of the project,
not to exceed $3,000, to provide access to four lots and
instructed Moynihan to develop a drainage plan.
After objections to the drainage plan from two lot
owners, Moynihan revised the plan and in December
of 1993 received council's approval. Moynihan told
council that due to Swiftmud requirements, the cost of
the project had escalated; however, council said it
would not to address the issue until the new cost fig-
ures were available. Moynihan was instructed to pro-
ceed with Swiftmud permitting with help from Public
Works Supervisor John Fernandez.
Last week, Moynihan said he had the Swiftmud
permit in hand and is working on the sewer extension,
which required a state permit.
"We're working on final bids and hope to start
within the next 60 days," he said. "We've just been
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The ownership of T-end canal docks The
city's recent removal of nine unsafe docks from the
72nd to the 75th Street blocks of Marina Drive re-ig-
nited an eight-year controversy on the question of own-
ership. Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez said
that on three T-end canals north of 72nd Street, parties
do not have deeds to the docks they are using and do
not pay taxes on them. All docks are on city property,
he noted, and the city has the authority to remove those
At a recent special work session, residents pro-
tested the removal of the docks. Several said they were
promised dock space in their deeds. Some said they
purchased their homes with the promise of dock space.
Others maintained their use of the docks is
The council set a special work session on Jan. 31
to discuss ownership of the docks.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said, "We have two
options lease or sell the docks and I'm not sure they
can be sold. People who have used the docks for many
years have the right to maintain them."
Crabby Bill's request for increasing dock space -
In September, Crabby Bill's owner, Bill Zalla, sought
approval from the city council to extend six docks, add
nine docks and modify seven docks. Zalla said the docks
would be for the use of the restaurant's patrons and not be
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In October, the city learned that two feet of the
docks along the seawall on Marina Drive are city prop-
erty. Six of these docks were slated for extension. Pub-
lic Works Supervisor John Fernandez said the city can-
not approve docks that would overlap onto city prop-
erty because of the liability. The city sought an opin-
ion from its attorney.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff responded with a letter
listing three options: Deem the property to be excess prop-
erty and offer the property for sale in accordance with
Florida Statutes. Enter into a lease, which would address
liability issues, with Crabby Bill's or other third party for
use of the property and docks. Remove the portion of each
dock that is on city property.
In the letter, Petruff told council that the situation
is similar to the problem with the T-end canal docks
and should be resolved in a similar fashion.
Zalla said he has not received a copy of Petruff's
letter and is waiting to be contacted by the city to work
on resolving the issue.
Fernandez agreed with Petruff that the T-end canal
dock situation "parallels the Crabby Bill's situation. If
we solve one, we will solve the other."
Crabby Bill's request for outdoor dining At
the same meeting in which he requested the dock reno-
vations, owner Bill Zalla requested an ordinance to
provide for outdoor dining in the grassy area at the rear
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of the restaurant Council entertained the idea but took
After news reports of the request, Zalla and the
city received several letters of concern from neighbors
of the restaurant. Zalla assured residents that the out-
door area would be closed by 11 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and midnight Friday through Sunday and no
music or loudspeakers would be permitted.
Zalla said he contacted all persons who wrote let-
ters and invited them to talk about their concerns. He
said he felt the residents were satisfied.
"I will come to council to make another request
for outdoor dining after the problem with the docks is
resolved," he said.
Former Police Chief Rick Maddox As 1994
ended, Maddox had few words about his life since
leaving the police department in 1993.
"There's not a great deal to say," he noted. "Tell
people to stop by (his house) and see me and ask them-
Maddox, who served as the city's police chief for
eight of his 15 years with the department, was placed
on probation by former Mayor Pat Geyer in July of
1993. Twenty days later he was terminated and sub-
sequently applied for an appeal hearing.
In January of 1994, Maddox's attorney made a
settlement offer which included salary reimbursement,
cost of seeking other employment, loss of benefits he
may have enjoyed as chief and attorney's fees. The
offer was rejected by council. The appeal board which
met in March, upheld the firing.
Daniel Wiersema's battle with the state and the
city over decks and debris on his property Talk
about a never-ending story -this one started over 10
years ago and is still not resolved. It involves
unpermitted decks, dirt, boulders and rubble placed on
the Gulf-front property at 3220 Gulf Drive by the
owner, Daniel Wiersema.
The state has waged a lengthy battle with
Wiersema through the years, charging him with un-
lawful coastal construction seaward of the Coastal
Construction Control Line. After a series of court ac-
tions, including numerous orders to remove the mate-
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to $587,000 by July of 1991.
In September of 1992, the state attorney's office
prosecuted Wiersema on behalf of the state on crimi-
nal charges. He was found not guilty of the first degree
In March of 1992, Wiersema was taken to court by
the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
and was found in civil contempt for failure to remove
the material. However, the DEP had to prove he had the
ability to do so. That opportunity came when Wiersema
did further work on the property, showing he had ac-
cess to equipment needed for the clean-up.
In December of 1993, the court ordered Wiersema
to clean up his property by Jan. 10 or face jail. He was
ordered to remove anything smaller than two-and-a-
half feet by two-and-a-half feet by six feet or weighing
less than 500 pounds. After a DEP inspection showed
the material had not been removed, Wiersema was
jailed in February.
After serving 39 days in jail, Wiersema was re-
leased. The release was negotiated by his attorney af-
ter Wiersema agreed to a specific proposal to remove
At that time Dana Wiehle, assistant general coun-
sel for the DEP, cautioned, "The judge said there would
be a price that would come with this proposal. If Mr.
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In June, Wiersema filed an after-the-fact permit
application for the decks on the property which was de-
nied by the DEP for being incomplete. The permit ap-
plication was part of the agreement that won
Wiersema's release from jail.
In July, state inspectors who visited the property
said Wiersema had made no attempt to remove the
material and noted that additional shell fill had been
placed around the deck areas.
To date the DEP has not filed for further action.
The city's Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez
said he is anticipating "some enforcement action from
The city also has a separate action against
Wiersema. In April of 1992, the city's code enforce-
ment board ordered Wiersema to remove an eight-foot
pile of dirt from the property and post a $500 cash bond
as evidence of good faith. When that was not done by
April 24, 1992, the board levied a fine of $250 per day
to continue until the property is brought into compli-
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ance. The unpaid fine continues in effect to this day. In
July of 1992, the city filed a lien against the property.
The lawsuit between former Fire Chief Glenn
Bliss and the Anna Maria Fire District Bliss filed
a workman's compensation claim against the district
nearly two years ago over a knee injury he sustained
while on the scene of an accident in 1988. Bliss had an
artificial knee replacement 14 months after the acci-
dent. At the time of the accident, the district's
workman's compensation had lapsed.
In February, the Judge of Compensation Claims
found that although Bliss had prior problems with his
knee, it was his physician's opinion that the accident
aggravated the knee condition and accelerated the need
for a knee replacement. The judge noted that under the
Florida Worker's Compensation Act, treatment for a
medical condition is the responsibility of the employer
in such cases.
He ruled that the fire district is responsible to Bliss
for the balance of any unpaid medical bills and reim-
bursement for any out of pocket medical payments for
medical treatment related to the accident, is responsible
for providing future medical care as reasonable and
necessary as a result of the accident and shall pay wage
loss benefits for the period from Nov. 21, 1991,through
Sept. 13, 1993, minus wages or unemployment benefits
earned during that period.
Since the judge's ruling, terms of the settlement are
still being negotiated.
Bliss said last week, "I won the case. Now the
judge is deciding what's included in the weekly wage."
The proposal to hire a manager for the Island
Emergency Operations Center In July, Fire Chief
Andy Price voiced his frustration at the lack of support
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district are to share the responsibility.
Price said the majority of the IEOC's work is done
by the fire district. He said fire district cannot continue
to carry the load but also realizes that city officials are
overburdened with responsibilities. He recommended
a feasibility study to hire an emergency manger for the
center and asked each city to send a representative to
a meeting in November.
When Bradenton Beach was the only city to send
a representative to the meeting, Price declared that he
will not make another attempt to seek a solution and the
next move is up to the cities.
Establishing a foundation to fund the operation
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center -
This is another concept born out of frustration. When
AMICC Executive Director Pierrette Kelly makes the
yearly trek to each Island city and county for donations
to fund the center's operating budget it can be a trying
task, she said.
This year she requested that each city double its
donation, which the cities viewed as a mighty request
in light of the fact that their ability to generate funds is
limited to millage increases. Thus, the idea of creating
a foundation, which has been discussed for several
years, was thrust into the forefront.
The dream became a reality with the recent dona-
tion of $26,000 by Charles and JoAnn Lester of
Holmes Beach. Kelly said she will soon begin a cam-
paign to develop the foundation.
"I hope we can have $2 million within five years,"
she said. "That would generate enough interest for the
general budget and the quality of our programs and the
level of service would be unsurpassed."
She said fund-raising efforts can then concentrate
on specific projects such as a new gym floor.
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drug and alcohol use and sexual activity, teenagers
made suggestions for activities that they felt would give
them an alternative.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center (AMICC) said she is
working on some of the suggestions and is preparing
to inaugurate a teen room at the center.
"It takes time and planing and involvement to
make things happen," she said. "Right now, we're
working on having a dedicated space for teenagers. We
want them to have a place they feel comfortable. This
is a starting point."
Kelly said the next step is creating more awareness
in the community.
"We need to develop more awareness that teens
need activities and get more support for those activi-
ties," she noted. "We need more space and dedicated
people to help. It's just a matter of putting action to it."
Kelly said the AMICC has a new teen counselor
with extensive experience with adolescents who will
start work in January. A Babe Ruth League for teenag-
ers will also begin soon. Another program in the works
is an art and drama group for youth and teens.
Renovations to the Island Historical Museum -
In anticipation of doubling the museum's space when the
sheriff's department moved back to new offices at city
hall, the Anna Maria Island Historical Society (AMIHS)
contracted with architects Eatman and Smith to design
renovations to make the museum space more efficient.
The architects, unaware of the sanctity of the Old
City Jail to Islanders included in the plans a renovation
to the jail. The design proposed returning the jail to its
original look during the 1920s as an old city office,
complete with windows, a door and a roof. The plan
put residents and city officials into shock.
Also included in the plans were an outdoor gazebo
entrance and a re-designed parking space with land-
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Roser Church missionary needs help
to get healing work back on road in Haiti
Nurse Dorothy Tolle is an unassuming woman
who says she is but God's tool as she ministers to the
poor and sick in the mountains outside of Port-au-
Two days before Christmas she lost a critical tool with
which she does her work --her 1986 Isuzu Trooper was
stolen by bandits and has not been seen since.
As necessary as a Bible is to the spiritual portion
of her job, the four-wheel-drive vehicle is crucial to
meeting the earthly demands of people who live in the
poorest country in the northern hemisphere. Tolle's
House of Help of Haiti, Inc., in addition to delivering
the gospel on a daily basis, also provides food for 100
children under five years of age, gives medical care to
the local people and finds American homes for or-
phaned and abandoned Haitian children.
Tolle, whose sister lives in Bradenton, does not
usually visit the States this time of year, but the Roser
Church missionary is here now on what some par-
ticularly those who depend on her in Haiti consider
an impossible mission. Tolle has to raise about $16,000
to get another four-wheel-drive vehicle.
"My people were crying when I left they were
in a state of shock," Tolle says. "For them, replacing a
stolen or lost horse or mule is possible with God, but
for God to give their missionary a new car is almost be-
yond their comprehension.
"They just looked kind of hopeless, as if, 'She's not
going to come back,'" Tolle adds.
Tolle says, however, that she already has her reserva-
tion to return to Haiti on Jan. 25, and is confident that
somehow the needed vehicle will have been provided and
be on its way to the mission as well by that date.
Tolle says that without the vehicle it will be impos-
sible for her to carry on her missionary work.
"I can't even go back there," Tolle says. "There's
no public transportation up where I'm at."
But to raise $16,000 an amount nearly equal to
the mission's entire yearly budget in the next week?
"Nothing's impossible with God," Tolle says.
The missionary's Isuzu is stolen
Although Tolle does not presume to know the ex-
act route by which the miracle of a new vehicle will ar-
rive, she knows well the story of how quickly the old
one was lost to thieves in the night.
The Trooper had been plagued by problems for a long
time, due in part to its nine years on continually deterio-
rating mountain roads, making the three-and-a- half-hour
trips from the mission into the city where food, medicine
and other life-giving supplies can be obtained. On Dec. 23
a friend offered to take the vehicle into Port-au-Prince so
a mechanic could try, once again, to get it in half-way
dependable shape for a while.
It was after dark when her friend arrived to pick up
the Isuzu, and Tolle was concerned. There had been
reports of robbers on the route to Port-au-Prince, and
already one motorist had been shot in his car.
"The next afternoon the military comes on
Christmas Eve to say, 'Merry Christmas your car
has been stolen!'"
Tolle says her friend told her that five armed men
had rolled huge boulders onto the main roadway lead-
ing into Port-au-Prince, and had forced four busses
carrying 200 passengers to stop. After robbing the bus
passengers, the bandits took off in Tolle's Trooper.
Venold is a happy five-year-
old who doctors said didn't
have much to look forward to
due to severe brain prob-
lems. One of Tolle's
"miracle babies," after
medical treatment in Ken-
tucky he is progressing better
than anyone thought pos-
sible, much to the delight of
his adoptive father, Phil i!
Dorothy Tolle with Rosette. "She's the only fat baby I ever had, says the registered nurse who battles malnu-
trition and its effects at her mission in Haiti.
Although for most Americans a four-wheel-drive
vehicle is more often than not a recreational toy, for Tolle
it is an invaluable practicality. Port-au-Prince is the only
place where anything even approaching basic medical
care can be obtained, and for the increasing number of
complex medical cases where a trip to the United States
is called for, the first step is the trek down the miles of
difficult mountain road from the mission into the city.
To gain some sense of the nature of House of Help
of Haiti's importance to the poor people of Haiti a
place where the per capital income is $380 a year -
here are a few success stories, including accounts of
two of the 26 children the mission has brought to the
United States for adoption.
Venold is five, and Tolle refers to him as one of her
"His whole brain was full of abscesses," Tolle
says. "Everybody thought he was a hopeless case. But
God opened the door to Galilean Ministries in Liberty,
Ky., which takes children with severe medical prob-
lems." Tolle accompanied Venold to the States where
doctors concluded he only had a brain stem, meaning
that autonomic functions such as breathing were about
the extent of what he could ever be expected to do.
"He was blind, deaf, partially paralyzed and hav-
ing seizures when I got him as an infant. After they put
a shunt in like they do for hydrocephalic children, he
caught up. He was adopted, and they started working
with him and loving him, and today he can push him-
self up to a sitting position and he's standing. He's in-
teracting with other people, and you can see the sparkle
in his eyes. He'll always be handicapped, but his pos-
sibilities are very good."
Venold's new daddy, Phil Barkman, is from Ari-
zona, and Tolle says he is dedicated to giving the little
Haitian boy the best possible life.
"Phil just fell in love with Venold," Tolle says,
noting that the child is still at Galilean ministries, "but
his father spends as much time with him as he can -
and he's looking for a job in Kentucky."
"Ludovic was abandoned by his parents when they
split up and was put in the hands of his grandmother,"
Tolle says. "There are many grandmothers caring for
children in Haiti these days, but it's very hard for them
to feed themselves let alone feed children."
"When they brought him to me I was so
amazed," says Tolle, who is a registered nurse.
"Here was this big growth distorting his face and
even protruding out of his mouth."
Surgeries in Haiti produced short-lived results for the
nine-year-old, with the tumor coming back three times.
'"hat was when I got him over here to Galilean Min-
istries and to St. Jude's Children's Hospital," Tolle says.
"St. Jude's determined it was cancerous and they wanted
to take one eye and half of his face. We said no, that he
had been through enough and we were just going to let
God do his work. He had some surgery but not that
radical and he had chemotherapy and radiation."
"But for two years he has had no treatment what-
soever," Tolle says. "He is now a normal, healthy 15-
year-old who plays basketball and is an A-student."
"I feel God is going to do something with Ludovic,
and that he may return to Haiti to help his people,"
"Her mother brought her to me in September,"
Tolle says of Wilmide. "She'd already been to three
hospitals. Then I took her to Grace Hospital Interna-
tional in Port-au-Prince, which has an American doc-
tor in charge, and they found out she has tuberculosis."
Tolle says the prognosis is good now that the child
is in the hospital and receiving treatment for the bac-
terial disease and the chronic affliction that affects so
many Haitian children malnutrition.
"Her mother said she's three-and-a-half, but her
doctor thinks she's got to be at least five," Tolle says.
"But she's totally happy now. She's getting milk, three
meals a day and she's surrounded by kids."
How to help Haiti's children
Those wishing to help Dorothy Tolle obtain a ve-
hicle to replace the mission's stolen four-wheel-drive
Isuzu, may send donations to:
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, FL 34216. Checks should be pay-
able to: House of Help of Haiti. Tolle will be attend-
ing services at the church on Jan. 22, and donations
may be personally delivered to her at that time.
For more information, call Roser Church at 778-0414.
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In the world of sisters (Lennon, Sledge and Sob), this pert trio is more Andrews-
like. From left to right are Arlene Greene, Judy Webb and Sharon Murphy, who
appear in the Island Players' latest offering, "And the World Goes 'Round."
The play is a tuneful roller coaster ride through such hit shows "Zorba,"
"Cabaret," and "The Kiss of the Spider Woman." The cast also includes Harold
Dull, Brian Osman and Sam McDowell. The show opens at the Island Playhouse
in Anna Maria on Jan. 20, and runs through Feb. 5. The Island Players Theatre
is located at the corner of Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive. Tickets are $10, and can
be reserved by calling the box office at 778-5755.
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escaping. The combination of these reno-
vations would have taken a bite out of
the public works yard which would in
turn have taken a bite out of the Anna
Maria Historical Park.
Former Mayor Ray Simches nipped
all outdoor plans in the bud by declaring
that the only city-sanctioned renovations
were those inside the building and the
remainder of the city property would
remain as is.
Plans are now proceeding, said
AMIHS President Carolyne Norwood,
with the bathroom currently being
brought into compliance with the
American Disabilities Act. The bath-
room should be completed by mid-Janu-
ary with work on the museum to follow.
"We'll have to close the museum
for a week or two but hope to be ready
for the public in February," said
Architect Emily Ann Smith said the
interior will be a "planned museum lay-
out with lots of new display areas, glass
showcases for collections, storage
space, a reception area, a gift shop and
a television room."
After renovations are complete, said
Smith, the publicity campaign will be-
Anna Maria Island Bridge debate
continues. The issue that has served to
unite Islanders more than any other has
been the Florida Department of
Transportation's proposal to replace the
Anna Maria Island Bridge with a 65-
foot-high, fixed-span structure. Island-
ers have overwhelmingly opposed the
new bridge, citing evacuation safety
during storms and added traffic to the
Island. Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection officials are also con-
cerned about damage to mangroves and
seagrasses during construction of the
bridge, and have so far stalled on issu-
ing permits for the new bridge.
Save Anna Maria, a group of Is-
landers committed to blocking the
"mega-bridge," has successfully
gained an administrative hearing to
determine whether the big bridge
should be built or not. That hearing will
begin Wednesday, March 29, at the
Sarasota County Justice Center at 9
a.m. The administrative hearing is ex-
pected to last three days.
New beach plants stalled; con-
struction planned for 1995. More
than a year after the beach along much
of Anna Maria Island was renourished,
beach vegetation will be planted and
dunes created to further protect the Is-
land from heavy surf. County officials
have set aside about $450,000 for the
sea oats and dunes from Cortez Beach
north to 75th Street. Work is expected
to start within the next few weeks, and
should be completed before spring.
Shellfish ban okayed by Island
cities for Island beaches; county,
state approval next. Environmentally
attuned Islanders wrapped themselves
in live shellfish figuratively in
1994. Harvesting of live shellfish,
mostly sand dollars, was viewed as too
excessive, and city officials in all three
municipalities passed resolutions call-
ing for a ban on live shellfish harvest-
ing off the Island's shores. Manatee
County Commission approval is now
needed, then Florida Marine Fisheries
approval, then the okay from Gov.
Lawton Chiles and the Florida Cabinet.
Similar shellfish bans are on the books
at Sanibel Island, and Sarasota County
officials are contemplating a similar
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Taking it to town
By Bonner Presswood
Islanders hate to admit it, but occasionally a trip to
town is required. After all, we're not totally self-sufficient
on Anna Maria, although we'd like to think we are.
Where can you buy mini-blinds or get shoes re-
paired? Where on the Island can you see a big screen
flick or hunt antiques?
I find myself gravitating toward town on rainy
days, when my fair-weather Island plans have run
On a recent twirl through town, we discovered sev-
eral great places to scour for treasure.
Two antique malls, one in east Bradenton and the
other in east Ellenton, offer hours of treasure-seeking
pleasure. We found a first-edition Hemingway, a
matching King Kong pepper shaker for our Empire Salt
(sic) Building and assorted other goodies.
There are lots of little antique haunts between here
and there, but these are the malls of antiques. Booth
after booth of specialty collections from assorted col-
You can sense the variety of the antique collections
when you enter the door. Lots of dishes in one, records In
another, Elvis here and there, kitchen tools, jewelry, fur-
niture, toys, silver, pictures and etchings. Each booth of-
fers a promise of discovery for a curious or trained eye.
We took special note of a brass umbrella stand, law
book shelves and an art deco ash stand.
Fortunately for us, we don't know an antique from
Florida kitsch and we escaped with purchases of $5 or
less at both locations.
The best part of our adventure tour was an impul-
sive stop at Hickory Hollow Bar-B-Que restaurant in
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through 8p.m. that evening. Here's a sample of what you'll find including open house specials:
Over the Edge Gallery This gallery offers conventional and contemporary works with wonderful
Island and beach themes. Enter the gallery's drawing for a free, matted Doma Burgess print.
The Light House Sculpture, baskets, hand-painted curios and "dream catchers" are offered here,
along with imported gifts. A free gift will be given with any $20 purchase.
Red Beard's Treasure Chest Unique collectables and marvelous nauticals. The first 25 customers who
make a $20 purchase will receive a free print.
Sonny Daze Live music at intervals throughout day. Buy one espresso or coffee drink and get one free.
The Artists' Workshop This is the place to go if you want to see artists at work. This gallery and
boutique offers a variety of styles and media by local artist and others. The first 25 customers making a $20
purchase will receive a hand-signed print. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood
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But that's not all. Au contraire.
They barbecue chicken and beef and offer other
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Cookbook sale at branch
library Jan. 21
The Friends of the Island Branch Library will hold
its annual Cookbook Sale on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11
a.m. until all the books are gone.
The sale will be held at Island Branch Library in
The public is invited to attend.
Irish folk dancing lessons
at St. Bernard
Irish folk dancing classes for adults will be held in
the parish hall of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach, every Tuesday at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. through
The classes are free. Free-will donations will be
accepted. Couple and singles are welcome.
The public is invited to attend.
Longboat Chapel makes
The Longboat Island Chapel has begun the season
with the addition of three new staff members.
Stacey Bellows di-
rects youth ministries which
include three Sunday School
classes for ages from 3 to
12, a youth group for ages
10 to 12, and the All Island
Youth, an inter-church
"- group for ages 13 to 18. Bel-
lows, whose background is
in teaching, youth work,
Bellwsmusic and art, has special
programs planned through-
out the year.
As director of music, Sarita Roche brings a variety of
talents to the chapel. As choral conductor, vocalist and
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teacher, Roche has planned a
festive music season to in-
clude choir, chorus with or-
chestra, hand puppets and an
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Dean Fritz's background in-
cludes serving as church or-
as well as voice and dance
The chapel now
holds two services on Sundays. The first service is at
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The waiter brought us a pig-shaped cutting
board with little tags listing at least 20-some veg-
etable side dishes that obviously rotate on and off
the board according to availability.
I don't know whose grandma was cooking, but
this is the best homestyle, country cooking I've
enjoyed since I visited my children's father's fam-
ily in the heartland.
We're talking fresh. Fresh, sweet, stewed toma-
toes. Fresh collard greens. Fresh pole beans and
lima beans. They had baked beans, potato salad,
and the stuff we didn't get to taste left our palates
jealous for a bigger appetite or another trip in the
We couldn't even consider our waiter's offer of
fresh strawberry shortcake and cobbler.
Think they'll deliver? Maybe we can convince
them to meet us at the bridge!
Speaking of shortcake
It's fair time!
9 a.m. followed by the sec-
ond service at 11 am.
The church school for
children ages 3 to 16 will be
offered during the 9 am. ser-
vice with the nursery avail-
able during both services.
The Rev. Charlie
Shook will lead the Adult
Bible Study Group at 10
a.m. each Sunday.
For more information
call the church office at 383-6491.
All over Florida, counties hold fairs at the be-
ginning of the year, as opposed to during the sum-
mer as they do "up north," and this marks the 79th
year of the Manatee County Fair.
It opens Monday, Jan. 23,at 5:30 p.m. with ev-
erything from a midway of rides to a 4-H show of
prize livestock. There's entertainment, from
cloggers to big bands. They offer fair queens for
pageantry and a distinguished citizen award.
Best of all,though, is fair food. You won't be-
lieve how delicious a fresh strawberry shortcake can
be until you visit the Boys Club/Mothers Club booth
near the exhibition buildings. It's a yearly treat that
alone is worth the price of admission.
You'll see lots of friends at the exhibit booths,
including our own fishing reporter, Capt Mike
Heistand, with tips and information on Bay and Gulf
fishing, as well as a crew of sandcastle builders that
promise spectacular results.
The fair is in Palmetto at 17th Street West and
13th Avenue. Admission prices vary daily with chil-
dren admitted free on Tuesday and Thursday
evening and all day Friday.
See you there!
Old Fahiond The Only Authentic Greek Restaurant Between Bradenton & Sarasota
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candm Join us Tues thru Sat. in the lounge with
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MON-THURS SPECIALS We also offer
SMade on BREAKFAST EARLY BIRDS Fresh Seafood
Location 10AM-2PM Mon-Sat 11AM-6PM Steaks Ribs
4&5 Veal Chops
a$_2"495 & $592 Racks of Lamb
This Area's Only Full
Service Ice Cream Shoppe N icki West 59h
904 Cortez Road West
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MON-SAT 10 AM-11 PM. CLOSED SUNDAY BANQUET FACILITIES AVAILABLE 795-7065
You can find the home of your dreams ... dozens of rental listings, lots of stuff
for sale, employment and volunteer opportunities. It's all in The Islander
classified ads, pages 25-27 this issue. Call 778-7978 for information.
"A Wonderful Experience"
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0 aZf:*i f Ya.
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 6, burglary to an automobile, petty theft, Co-
quina Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed a bank book, a purse
valued at $20, a change purse valued at $12, a wallet val-
ued at $4, a credit card, $80 in cash, prescription glasses
valued at $160 and identification cards.
Jan. 6, burglary to an automobile, grand theft,
Coquina Beach. The complainant reported a person
unknown entered the vehicle and removed prescription
glasses valued at $150, a purse valued at $50, a wallet
valued at $15, $90 in cash, a make-up kit valued at $30,
a glasses case valued at $15 and credit cards.
Jan. 7, burglary to an automobile, grand theft,
Leffis Key. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered the vehicle and removed a purse valued
at $30, $300 in cash, prescription glasses valued at
$500, earrings valued at $150 and a driver's license.
Damage to the vehicle was $300.
Jan. 7, burglary to an automobile, grand theft,
Leffis Key. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered the vehicle and removed identification
cards, a check book, prescription sunglasses valued at
$150, two purses valued at $110 and $30, credit cards,
a billfold valued at $20, prescription glasses valued at
$250, $15 in cash, and two driver's licenses.
Jan. 10, burglary to an automobile, 120 Bridge
St, Drift Inn parking lot. The complainant reported a
person unknown entered the vehicle and removed an
AM/FM cassette player valued at $200.
Jan. 11, tampering with evidence, resisting with-
out violence, criminal mischief, 100 block of Fourth
Street South. The officer arrived at a disturbance and
spoke to all parties involved. He noted that all had the
odor of an alcoholic beverage about them and that he
saw several marijuana cigarettes in an ashtray.
While dealing with an irate intoxicated female sub-
ject outside the residence, the officer saw the defendant
pick up the ashtray and walk toward the bathroom. The
defendant told the officer he flushed the marijuana
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cigarettes down the toilet. The officer attempted to
place the defendant in custody and he yelled and re-
sisted before being placed in custody, said the report.
While walking the defendant to the patrol car, a
female subject involved in the disturbance tried to grab
the defendant. She was placed in custody. The defen-
dant tried to kick out the window of the patrol car and
was placed in leg shackles.
Jan. 12, altered identification, 135 Bridge St.,
Bridge Tender Inn. The officer responded to a distur-
bance and observed a several subjects standing around
and a male subject drinking a beer. He told the male
subject to pour out the beer and told all the subjects to
leave. The male subject stalled and became rude, said
the report. The officer asked for the subject's identifi-
cation and found it to be altered. The subject was
placed in custody.
Jan. 12, disorderly intoxication, 135 Bridge St.,
Bridge Tender Inn. In the incident above, another subject
tried to interfere with the officer and was told to leave the
area. The subject became loud and pounded on a nearby
apartment door, waking the resident. After being warned
again, the subject was placed in custody.
Jan. 6, vandalism, 4200 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported that a side window of a condo-
minium was shot out, possibly by a sling shot. He said
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Three juveniles were
asked to forgo their go-
carting fun at the Anna
Maria Elementary School
after a Holmes Beach
police officer pulled to the
scene. Unfortunately, one
of the youths took a
tumble off the vehicle,
prompting a call to
services. The youth was
not seriously injured.
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he heard a vehicle speed from the scene.
Jan. 7, disturbance, 400 block of Clark Drive. The
complainant confronted his neighbor about late-night
traffic and noise at his apartment and careless driving
by his friends. The officer told the subject to have his
friends be more careful and quiet. A patrol request was
issued for the street due to other complaints about traf-
fic and careless driving.
Jan. 7, assistance, 77th Street beach. The officer
directed the county beach rescue to a subject who had
over turned in the Gulf while kayaking. Several citizens
with surfboards also went to the rescue.
Jan. 8, vandalism, 4700 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant drove to the police department and re-
ported that several subjects in a dark-colored vehicle
were following him and his friends and attempted to
run them off the road. The complainant said the sub-
jects were cursing and threw a bottle and hit his vehicle.
Jan. 8,4700 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria School. The of-
ficer on patrol observed three white male juveniles oper-
ating a go-cart in the parking lot of the school. As the of-
ficer pulled up to the scene, one subject fell off the go-cart.
He told the officer he was all right, but one of his friends
had already left the scene to get his father, a doctor. The
doctor arrived and said he would care for the boy.
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January 20 & 21 10pm
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Jan. 8, battery, 3007 Gulf Dr., Mr. Bones. The com-
plainant reported that an employee was sitting outside the
restaurant when a white male subject came out of the
Anchor Inn and hit the employee in the side of the head.
The subject left the area in an unidentified vehicle.
Jan. 9, suspicious person, 400 block of 62nd
Street The complainant reported a strange person
knocking at his door. The officer found a neighbor at
the door attempting to tell the complainant that his
water heater was leaking all over his car port. The of-
ficer turned it off and notified the complainant.
Jan. 9, suspicious person, 6700 block of Palm Drive.
The complainant reported juveniles with a torch. The of-
ficer found that one juvenile had lost his necklace in the
yard and he and his friends had made a torch to look for
it The officer advised them not to play with torches.
Jan. 10, 5700 block of Carissa. The complainant
reported a white male in the street yelling and crying.
The officer spoke to the subject who said he was up-
set because his wife left him. He took the officer's ad-
vice and went home.
Jan. 11, 52nd Street and Second Avenue. The
officer on patrol observed two white males run across
the street from Eckerd's Drug Store, through the bank
parking lot and into a wooded area. With the help of
two other officers, one subject was caught. He had an
outstanding warrant for battery and was placed in cus-
tody. The other subject was not found.
Jan. 11, suspicious person, 4000 Gulf Dr., Mana-
tee County Public Beach. The complainant reported
that a white male was inside the ladies rest room peak-
ing under the stall. The subject was described as ap-
proximately 60 years old, with silver gray hair, six feet
tall, 180 pounds, and wearing khaki pants, boat shoes
and a blue shirt. The subject fled the area.
Jan. 12, petty larceny, 3248 East Bay Dr.,
Walgreen's Drug Store. The officer on patrol observed
the manager of the business chase a juvenile out of the
store. The officer was unable to find the juvenile. While
running, the juvenile dropped the can of Silly String he
had shoplifted. He was described as five-foot, 10-
inches to six feet tall and wearing blue shorts, a blue
and white polo shirt and a dark baseball cap.
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Roser to host free concert
On Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m., Roser Memorial
Community Church, Anna Maria City, will host a con-
cert featuring professional vocalist Jack Warren.
The concert will be held in the church's sanctuary.
Admission is free with free-will donations accepted.
Longboat Chamber host
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is spon-
soring a Familiarization Tour of Longboat Key and St.
Armand's Circle on Monday, Jan. 23.
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 8 am. to 9 am. at Ce-
dars Cafe, Longboat Key, the chamber will host an
"Issues and Eggs" breakfast followed by a membership
reception on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. at the Banyan Cafe, which is on the ground
of the Ringling Museum.
Some events require reservations. Call the cham-
ber at 838-2466 for details.
Rotary Club to meet
The Rotary Club will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at
6:15 p.m. at Crabby Bill's restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Jim Mixon will speak on "Rotary Foundation Its
Alms and Accomplishments."
Low vision group to meet
The Island Low Vision Group will meet Tuesday,
Jan. 24, at 1:30 p.m. in the Walker-Swift Meeting
Room of the Island Branch Library, Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach Police Lieutenant Dale Stephenson
will discuss safety measures which can be taken while
walking, using public transportation, and other low
vision challenges outside the home.
The pubic is invited to attend.
For more information call 778-3391.
Garden club to meet
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach,
on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m.
Norman Thompson will speak about South Africa.
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Polish night at St. Bernard
On Saturday, Jan. 28, the St. Bernard Guild will
hold its annual Polish Night in the parish center of the
church located at 248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.
Dinner reservations are required and must be made
in advance. For information and to make reservations
call Mabel Peltier at 778-5432.
Pancake breakfast at
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, will host an
all-you-can eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 21,
from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
The cost is $3 per person. The public is invited.
Make bread and learn
about ancient medicine
The Brain Gym in Holmes Beach is offering a free
bread-making workshop on Tuesday. Jan. 24,2 to 3 p.m.
The class will be conducted by Kathleen Oliver
and will help people learn to use automatic bread mak-
ers and how to provide good nutrition through baking
homemade organic bread.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, from 2 to 6 p.m., Brain Gym
will hold a seminar on Ayurveda, an ancient system of
preventive medicine. Guest speakers will provide in-
formation on pulse diagnosis, body-type testing,
aroma therapy and Ayurveda seasonal diet
The course fee is $35 and advance enrollment is
required. Brain Gym is at 5340 F Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. Call 778-5990 for further information.
Women's Association holds
first meeting of season
The Women's Association of the Key Royale Club
will hold its first meeting of the new year on Monday,
Jan. 23, at the club. Tea will be served at 1:30 p.m. fol-
lowed by a business meeting at 2 p.m.
The program will feature Carolyne Norwood, who
will speak on the history of Anna Maria Island.
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: Anna Maria Elementary
* Monday, 1/23/95
Breakfast: Cereal or Peanut Butter, Toast,
* Orange Juice
S Lunch. Hot Dog on Bun or Toasted Cheese,
* Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit, Ice Cream Cup
Breakfast: Waffles & Syrup or Cereal & Toast, Pears
* Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese w/Sausage Link or Ham,
SGreen Peas, Blueberry Tart, Fresh Baked Hot Roll
* Wednesday, 1/25/95
Breakfast: Fresh Baked Soft Pretzel or
* Cereal, Pineapple
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie w/Puffed Pastry or Pizza,
* Mixed Vegetables, Cinnamon Apple Slices,
. Jello w/Whipped Topping
* Breakfast: Cereal & Toast or
SFrench Toast, Applesauce
* Lunch: Sausage Pizza or Chef Salad, Corn,
: Strawberries & Banana, Superbowl Cake Square
* No School
* All meals served with milk.
J C tey
The Education Foundations of seven Florida coun-
ties, including Manatee, and Flowers Baking Com-
pany, Inc., of Bradenton, have decided to "break
bread" together to earn money to enhance public
For every loaf of Flowers Baking Company's
Whitewheat bread sold in our area through Saturday,
Feb. 18, the company will donate five cents to Mana-
tee County's Education Foundation.
In addition, the county with the highest percent in-
creasein Whitewheat sales during the program's duration
will receive an additional $1,000 from Flowers Baking
Company for its local Education Foundation.
Flowers Baking Company's Whitewheat
bread can be purchased on Anna Maria Island at
the Island Market, Anna Maria City, and Island
Foods, Holmes Beach. The bread is also available
at mainland grocery stores.
The Education Foundation program, estab-
lished in each county by local education, business,
and community leaders, assists public schools
through scholarships, teacher grants, special sup-
port for at-risk students and recognition of exem-
plary teachers and students.
.. / These are the "Students of
the Week" at Anna Maria
S Elementary School for the
week of Jan. 6. Front row,
left to right are Michael
SRichards, Peter Stanick,
""'. Daniel Rossi Jessica
yi Headrick, Kelsea Bachman,
Courtney Taylor and
Oceanna Beard Back row,
left to right are McKenzie
Wilkins, Tracy Marie
Powell, Jesse Stewart
Amber Johnson, Randy
Blancet and Joey Mousseau.
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15 6 17 18 9 110 I11 12 M s F 14 1S 16
BY ERNIE FURTADO / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Rhythmic music
in 4/4 time
6 Teutonic cry
9 Drink topped
17 All points
18 Words after "You
can't fire me!"
21 Early TV
22 "-- saturated
23 Watch over
24 As well
26 Marion Brando
29 Jean Stapleton
32 -- poison
36 Wynonna's mom
38 Opposite of fortis
40 Fred Astaire title
48 William Tell's
(750 per minute)
49 Remove by
53 Travel guide, of
55 Faye Dunaway
60 "That is- ...
i 61 Robert Burns's
62 Poetic dusk
63 Christian and
68 Sit still for
69 Turkish title
74 Female goat
75 Jargon suffix
80 Priscilla Lane
and others' title
84 Black, in a way
88 About one-ninth
of an orchestra
90 Friend of Pooh
91 Isengrim's foe in
93 Elvis Presley
and others' title
98 Cries of pain
100 French kind
105 Chopin's "Etude
Name Is --
110 Jacques Tati title
112 Lon ChaneyJr.
115 Brief upturn
116 Flag down
118 Black tea
119 Ty's folks
120 Old-timer in
121 Actress Jeffreys
122 See 87-Across
123 Sound from the
126 "Metric" prefix
127 Parts of ski runs
1 Popeye's buddies
2 Hilo hi
3 Imitated a
5 time (never)
6 Etching on
8 "... never
9 Lippo Lippi
10 Amy Lowell
11 Point in question
13 Wish, at times
14 Name on a
28 Symbol of one's
37 Nocturnal lemur
39 Actress Corby
41 "King- of
42 Lowers, in a way
44 Top of a platter
45 Grandpa Walton
46 Lohengrin's love
51 Prez's stand-in
54 "Marius the
56 Wise baby?
57 Reagan Attorney
58 This could raise
a red flag
59 Dogie catcher
Robin et al.
66 18 holes,
70 The Merry Macs'
71 Way off
72 Pitcher David
73 The Kingfish, to
77 Biblical letters
78 M-G-M symbol
79 Umberto and kin
81 Use as a resource
82 Adds artificiality, 95 Urban hangouts
with "up" of yore
83 Holy person's 96 Shakespearean
84 One who says 97 Manatees
"Amen" 99 Inasmuch (as)
85 Loving one 101 Block
89 Shaped like a 102 Jacob Abbott
92 Closed 103 Singer Kerr
94 Medical suffix 104 Texas plain
111 Earl Derr
114 Dumas novel
117 One of 13 popes
Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
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Give me a Bay where the bureaucrats don't prey
By Bob Ardren
The Sarasota Bay Program is looking for a new
home. To be more precise, the group that has assessed
and outlined improvements to our Bay waters needs a
new sponsoring agency now that Swiftmud (the South-
west Florida Water Management District for acronym-
challenged readers) wants to be rid of our Bay Program
by year's end.
Swiftmud has plenty of problems of its own right
now, political and otherwise, and the Bay Program is
apparently seen by some Swiftmud officials as increas-
ingly becoming a nuisance. As a matter of fact,
Swiftmud bureaucracy has been a real problem since
hooking up with the National Estuary Program at the
beginning of our local program in 1989.
The result of all this red tape mess is that conver-
sations are getting underway with both the City of
Sarasota and Florida departments to find a new pass-
through agency for the Bay Program an agency to
act as a conduit between Bay Program financing
sources and the work being done by the Program. I'll
(For the week ending Jan. 14)
Division I (11-13 years old)
Westbay Athletic Club 5-1
Island Real Estate 4-3
Cavanagh Marine Repair 1-6
Division II (8-10 years old)
Dowling Park 4-1
Haley's Motel 4-1
A Paradise Realtor 3-2
Beach House 3-2
Dips Ice Cream 1-4
General Propeller 0-5
Division III (5-7years old)
Air & Energy 4-2
Debellevue Dragons 4-2
Island Animal Clinic 4-2
Cafe on the Beach 3-3
Crowder Brothers Hardware 0-6
Division I: Robbie Douglas (7 pts.), Travis Rice (7
pts.), Toby Baugher (7 pts.) Division II: Jason
Loomis (20 pts.) Division Ill: Chase Parker (16 pts.)
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try to keep you current on the progress of the talks and
the status of our Bay Program.
Meanwhile, Sarasota Bay Program Director Mark
Alderson told the organization's Citizens Advisory Com-
mittee last week the program still has $1.1 million, much
of it uncommitted, in the bank. In addition, the organiza-
tion has applied to receive $200,000 a year during the next
couple of years in hopes of keeping the staff, committees
and programs such as Florida Yards intact.
And don't forget, in Sarasota we're still facing the
Phillippi Creek septic tank cleanup another major
step in the restoration of the Bay even as the issue
of possibly opening Midnight Pass at Little Sarasota
Bay looms. Still more emerging issues concerning the
Bay Program include Manatee and Sarasota County
stormwater utilities and acquisition of many privately
owned wastewater treatment systems in Sarasota.
It wasn't last weekend's storm,
Local boaters have plenty of new markers, buoys
and slow-speed zones to learn and none have anything
to do with last weekend's storm.
But it should soon be easier for boaters bound to
points south near the Bird Key Yacht Club to stay off
the seagrass flats, according to Mike Solum at
Sarasota County's Coastal Zone Division. Solum
says a number of large new markers are being in-
stalled along the channel to help the yachting types
get in and out of there.
In addition, Solum reports that as work gets under-
way on the replacement of the New Pass seawall,
they'll be a new no-wake zone extending eastward of
the present one in the pass.
And just for the fishers out there, there are new
buoys now marking the Roehr reef off the south end of
Lido Beach, the Silvertooth reef off the north entrance:
to New Pass and also on the new M5 reef off Lido Key.
Blood in the water
Boaters, especially power boaters, increasingly are
finding themselves the target of the wrath of conserva-
tionists. Large areas of local waters are being made no-
wake zones, and according to some persons I've spo-
ken with, the worst is yet to come.
Last week the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection announced 192 manatees died in Florida wa-
ters last year, 70 of them from collisions with boats or
other man-made causes. Groups such as the 39,000-mem-
ber Save the Manatee Club have called for stricter enforce-
ment of boat speed limits and even more slow zones.
The boaters I've spoken with haven't offered any
constructive suggestions to offset manatee deaths due
to boat collisions in fact, one professional boat de-
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signer last week suggested getting rid of speed limits
"so there'd be less boat in the water to hit them." Some-
how, I don't think that's what's going to happen.
On top of the manatee issue is the growing aware-
ness of damage to seagrass flats suddenly mushroom-
ing due to the flats-boat fad among fishers. Too many
of these new flats-boat owners don't seem to know or
care about the damage they're doing to seagrasses.
It's a problem boaters and conservationists are going
to have face here in Sarasota Bay before long. Boaters
would do well to take the lead and suggest some positive
action. They might start by giving up a couple miles per
hour of top speed by fitting their boats with prop guards.
Havana racing results
That Christmas regatta in Havana the local press
was so sure wouldn't take place was won by a boat
from Tampa. The international competition was appar-
ently keen, as a boat from Argentina placed second in
the series of sailing races along the north coast of Cuba,
and a boat from Spain placed third.
Bob Winters, the cool guy Sarasota City Commis-
sioners hate for political profit, passed along the results
on the Internet He also wrote that a storm with winds
of 40 to 50 knots two days before Christmas "gave the
boats crossing the Straits a hard time," but they still had
22 boats ready to race the next day.
For the record, the overall winner was Walter
McNeil of Davis Island, (a wonderful neighborhood
just off downtown Tampa) on his sailboat Vintage Port.
The next scheduled regatta in Havana is set for
June. Does that ring a bell with you, too?
Information highway roadkill?
Speaking of the Internet, I've discovered a computer
bulletin board operated by the Gulf of Mexico Project you
might find interesting. It's pretty fascinating and it's
free if you don't count paying taxes to support it
Reachable at 1-800-235-4662, the board offers mes-
sage areas, data bases and files on all kinds of matters in-
volving the Gulf of Mexico. You can also download en-
vironmental awareness programs from the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency and Purdue University.
Checking in on the board last week, I discovered
everything from a "Coral Reef Chat" with reef special-
ists answering questions about Florida's problems to a
(I'm not making this up) fellow at the Cheyenne River
Sioux reservation in South Dakota asking about finfish
bycatch studies in the Gulf.
Everything you ever or never wanted to
know about the Gulf except, of course, where the re-
ally big grouper are hanging out. The really hungry
grouper, of course.
See you next week.
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Despite cold weather, Island fishing action is hot
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Winter fishing is in full swing, as sheepshead
and grouper dominate the week's fishing report. The
weather is also playing a factor with anglers, with
great catches being reported just before the fronts
move through the region, followed by a lot of grum-
bling as six-foot seas keep many fishers close to port
or in the relative protection of the bays and backwa-
ters around the Island.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said fishing has been
slow due to the weather, but said there are a lot of
sheepshead around the pilings in the backwater and
near any underwater structures offshore. Black grouper
are in about 60 feet of water offshore, he said, mixed
in with legal sized red grouper.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishers there
have been catching a lot of bonita, redfish, black drum,
sheepshead and flounder. Even the weekend's weather
didn't dampen the fishing, with good catches of floun-
der and sheepshead.
Capt. Phil Shields has been scoring on some very
large red and black grouper offshore. He also has been
putting his charters onto yellowtail snapper, porgies,
triggerfish and amberjack. The wind did slow his fish-
ing last week.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishing did
slow for anglers there during the weekend's heavy
wind and seas, but persistent and damp fishers
still were able to bring in a few reds, some sheepies and
an occasional flounder.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip was averaging 100 head of Key West grunts,
black seabass and porgies. The six-hour trip averaged
200 head of porgies, vermilion snapper, mangrove
snapper and red grouper. The nine-hour trip averaged
40 head of black grouper, mangrove snapper, black fin
tuna, red grouper and scamp.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
lots of sheepshead are being caught from the piers
and bridges, with sand fleas and fiddler crabs pro-
ducing the best catches of the tasty striped munchers.
Offshore, grouper action is excellent right now, with
most of the fish being caught close to shore in less
than 100 feet of water. Bill said that we're in the
height of winter fishing now.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he has been put-
ting his charters onto big 30-inch redfish, withthe big ones
really starting to make a come back. Blue fish are to be
found in both the backwaters and offshore as well. He's
also finding and landing gag grouper some up to 16
inches long and some five-pound sheepshead. For
Longboat Pass fishers, look for trout and pompano.
Capt. Dave said there are plenty of keeper red
grouper, mangrove and yellowtail snapper to be had in
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call me. I am third-generation Florida fishing guide.
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in tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, marlin and dol-
phin in the Florida Keys, and offshore grouper and
snapper in Sarasota. Manatee, Pinellas waters.
Good numbers for reefs and barges.
Capt. David Futch ... 778-1102
Lanny Johnson, visiting from Williamsport, PA, was able to brave the weather and reel in this 30-pound cobia
while fishing with Capt. Roy Salgado on the Reef Reacher.
about 70 feet of water. There are some little tuna in the
10-pound weight class to be found in the Gulf of
Mexico about 20 miles from the Island.
Capt. Rick Gross has been bringing his clients
onto some nice-sized redfish and sheepshead in the
bays, with shrimp the bait of choice.
Capt. Mark Bradow is keeping his customers
happy with good catches of trout and redfish.
On my boat Magic we've caught pompano, whit-
ing, sheepshead, black drum, flounder and mangrove
snapper, with some of the convict fish tipping the
scales at six pounds.
Capt. Tom Chaya caught the oddity of the week,
Little League registration
underway at Center
Boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 13 have until
Feb. 1 to register for Island Little League. The child's birth
certificate will be necessary for registration.
Call the Center at 778-1908 for more information.
Power Squadron offers
class Jan. 24
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will hold
a public Safe Boating class beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24.
The course covers the basics of seamanship.
For information and to register call 778-4338.
Got a great
We'd love to
hear your fish
give us a call at
stop by our
office in the
landing a triple tail last week. He's also bringing back
mangrove snapper and sheepshead to the dock.
Good luck and good fishing.
Audubon Society to hear
about Amerecycle Jan. 19
The Manatee County Audubon Society will meet
at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at Emmanuel United
Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Rd., Bradenton.
Jim Pickering, director of marketing for Amerecycle,
will give a presentation on recycling technology to be used
in Manatee County. The public is welcome.
Call 792-0963 for information.
Oceanographer to speak
at Mote Marine Lab
Dr. Sylvia Earle, a world famous oceanographer,
will speak at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Thomp-
son Parkway, Sarasota, on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6:30
p.m. in the Martin-Selby Education center at Mote.
The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students, ages
four to 17. Members of Mote Marine Laboratory will
be admitted at no charge.
Reservations are required. A reception to meet Dr.
Earle will be held after the lecture at an additional cost of
$20. Call 388-4441, ext. 567, for information and to
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 1/19 12:28 2.0ft 7:18 -0.3ft 2:16 1.4ft 6:54 0.7ft
Fr 1/20 1:14 1.9ft 7:46 -0.1f 2:42 1.5ft 7:54 0.6ft
Sat 1/21 2:07 1.6ft 8:14 0.0ft 3:17 1.7ft 9:04 0.4ft
Sun 1/22 3:07 1.4ft 8:46 0.3ft 3:52 1.8ft 1018 0.3ft
Mon 1/23 4:28 1.1ft 9:15 0.5ft 4:38 1.9ft 11:50 0.1ft
Tue 1/24 6:26. 0.9ft 9:43 0.7ft 5:25 2.0ft -
Wed 1/25 - 1:16-0.1ft 6:25 2.1ft
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LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
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tiful view. Well maintained complex in quiet area of
Holmes Beach. $92,500. Call Kathy Granstad eves
778-4136 or Agnes Tooker eves 778-5287.
5400 Condominium- Large 1 bedroom 1 bath condo
in Gulf front complex. Glass enclosed porch over-
looks heated pool, just steps to the beach. Priced to
sell at $82,500. Call Ken Jackson eves 778-6986 or
Pat Jackson eves 778-3301.
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garden with controlled waterfall plus built-in BBQ &
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two cooks. Two large guest bedrooms plus a 17 x
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4 baths and a Florida room including second fire-
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This duplex with two bedrooms, one
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separate meters for water and electric.
Needs some TLC. Priced at $110,000.
OWNER WILL FINANCE WITH
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STEPS TO BEACH Spacious 3BR/2.5BA
custom crafted home. Immaculate condition.
Fire place, sprinkler, gulf view. Move in condi-
tion $209,900. Call Nick Patsios Ofc: 778-2261
or Nick at Night 778-4642.
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ESTATE LIQUIDATION Sold in "as is"
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large lot, new dock, recent upgrades, vacant.
$185,000 Call John Green Ofc: 778-2261 or
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PERICO BAY'S BEST VIEW! 2Bed/2Bath
with gorgeous view of Bay, Island & Intracoastal.
All appliances and some excellent fumiture.
$168,000. Call Harold Small Ofc: 778-2261 or
VIEW OF BAY FROM ALL WINDOW!
Downstairs comer unit, 2Bed/2Bath, tile & barber
carpet. Entry is glassed and living room extended.
Domed kitchen ceiling. $142,500. Lu or Bob
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NEAT, SWEET & TOUGH TO BEAT! 3Bed/
2Bath large lot, great location. Screened lanai,
1-car garage, tile roof, fenced backyard. Super
value at super price! $139,900. Call John Green
Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-3167.
GREAT ISLAND GET-AWAY BUNGALOW
- 2Bed/2Bath on quiet street with large yard.
Detached garage. Short walk to beaches, fish-
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Schnoerr 778-2261 or Eves: 778-7780.
BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED & FUR-
NISHED End unit overlooking lake. Ceramic
tile & carpet, eat-in kitchen, private courtyard, 2-
car garage w/overhead storage. $129,900. Call
Hal Gillihan Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-2194.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2Bed/
2Bath downstairs unit, overlooking canal & docks.
Includes 30' boat dock. Tenis, heated pools, &
jaccuzzi. 26 acres of lush landscape. $134,500.
Call Dick Maher Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-6791.
Gulf Side- $178,000, 2 Bed/2 Bath, top floor,
view of Gulf.
Tennis Side $129,900, 2 Bed/ 2 Bath, top
floor, turnkey furnished.
Both with the same great amenities!
Information about Island Real Es- #9-B $134,900, 4Bed/2.5Bath Townhouse
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4 bedrooms. 3.5 baths. 2.5 car garage. The
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3BR/2BA ground level home with master bedroom
suite on second level. The beach and its tranquillity
are only steps away. Includes appliances, fumiture
and many other extras. $255,000. Call 778-6028.
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GULF FRONT ESTATE Located directly on beautiul Gull
beach 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 com-
plete privacy. Gulf front parcel over 1/2 acre. Asking $950,000
& terms. Call Marie Franklin, 778-2259.
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TOUR OF FINE HOMES
Sunday, January 22
5400 Gulf Dr. #34, Holmes Beach .... $229,000
Direct Gulf front condo, turnkey furnished. Very
spacious 2BR/2BA unit. Inside laundry, covered
parking. Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5400 Gulf Dr. #13, Holmes Beach .... $116,900
Poolside condo just steps to Gulf. 2BR/1.5BA
1st floor unit with Florida Rm. Turnkey furnished.
Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
116 White Ave., Holmes Beach........ $350,000
Close to beach. Spacious 2BR/1BA home plus a
1BR/1BA income producing apartment. Owner
financing. Jim Warrender 794-2314 eves.
514 75th St., Holmes Beach ............ $299,000
3BR/2BA Southern style waterfront home. 10 ft.
ceilings, oak floors. 70 ft dock. Julie Warrender
3705 East Bay Dr., #112, Holmes Bch ..$89,900
SunBow Bay 2BR/2BA condo in excellent con-
dition, close to beach. Elevator and covered park-
ing. Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
603 North Point Dr., Holmes Bch..... $339,000
Keywest style waterfront home with wraparound
deck. 4BR/2.5BA with boat lift, dock. Carol R. &
Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.
701 Manatee Av. #11, Holmes Bch .. $123,900
Westbay Cove South 2BR/2BA bayfront ground
floor unit. Steps to pool and tennis. Furnished turn-
key. Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
522 Pine Ave., #8A, Anna Maria......... $86,500
2BR/1BA condo with a water view. Turnkey fur-
nished. Walk to beach & fishing pier. Frank
Migliore 778-2662 eves.
401 74th St., Holmes Beach ............. $166,500
Multi-level townhome with no condo fees. 2BR/
2.5BA, 2-car garage, fenced yard with room for
pool. Judy Duncan 778-1589.
4115 65th St. E., Bradenton.............. $244,500
Braden Oaks, 3BR/2BA home tucked in among
the oaks on 2.5 acres. Heated pool, pole barn,
security system. Jane Schulz 746-0937 eves.
857 Waterside Lane, Bradenton .........$122,000
Visit this "just listed" lovely 2BR/2BA Perico Bay Villa
with attached garage. Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
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$219,000. Lease option available. Bring of-
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sets & Sarasota skyline views. Light, bright,
2BR/2BA. Vaulted ceilings, marble fireplace,
2 car garage. Many upgrades, extras. Pools,
tennis. 24 hr gated community. Please ask for
Karin Stephan; 388-1267 eves.
SUN CAY ... 6 unit condo w/ (3) 2BR & (3) 1BR.
Excellent rental history/investment ... $549,000.
LARGE ISLAND ESTATE ... (3 lots) 4BR/4BA.
Water views! Deep water canal. $389,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB ... Spacious 2BR/
2BA Turnkey furnished; pool spa. $225,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB ... Special views of Palma
Sola Bay! Charming 3BR/2BA unit. $196,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE ... Steps to beach. Turn-
key furnished 2BR/2BA. Just right at $130,000.
Special event? New Baby? Bring us a
picture for publication or call 77&7978.
CANAL FRONT 4-PLEX Probably the only one
of its kind in Holmes Beach. Nice 2 story main
house overlooks Sportsman's Harbor.
HANDY MAN SPECIAL Non-conforming 3BR/
2BA single family home near Gulf with 3 rental
apts. Priced low to allow rehab. $165,000.
MOTEL Mom and Pop operation directly on the
Gulf. A mix of studio, one bedroom and two
bedroom apts. 6 total. $549,000.
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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 Q
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MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Bames 778-6407.
BAG BOY GOLF Cart. $20. Ladies golf clubs & cart
$40. men's starter clubs & L.W. bag $40. All in VG cond.
WANTED TV with remote must be new or nearly new.
Wanted twin bed and modem bedroom suit. 778-9480.
QUEEN SIZE box springs & mattress, clean $50. Lawn
mower, new $75. Skil saw $15. 778-6511.
EXERCISE BIKE, like new $55 OBO. 798-3252.
KEROSUN SUNSTREAM HEATER with fan 10,000
BTU, 1.4 gal, 120V. $25. 778-0069.
WHITE FIBERGLASS square coffee table, parsons
style, 40"x40"; $50. 778-7471.
2 LIKE NEW deluxe twin mattresses, box springs and
frames. Originally $900. Now $200. 778-4672.
ELECTRIC ORGAN in fine condition. Made by Thomas.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
FLEA MARKET Anna Maria Island Privateer's Flea
Markets, January 14, February 11 & March 11,8am 'til
3pm, in front of Shell's Restaurant, 3200 East Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach. Rent a space $10. Info and res-
GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 21. GARAGE SALE Sat.,
Jan. 21.7:30-1:00. 116 White Ave., HB. 3 family sale.
CRAFT SALE: A.M.I. to hold craft sale Saturday, Jan
21. At the Art League 5312 Holmes Blvd. 9-2.778-2099.
YARD SALE- Sat, Jan21.8:30-1. Gulf to No. Shore to 608
& 609 Fern Antia Maria. Household toys, nice clothes, etc.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan 21. 8-2.224 85th St., Holmes
Beach. Almond appliances stove, dishwasher, built-in
microwave. Ceiling fans, assorted other items.
FOUND Beautiful female tortoise shell cat. Adult,
declawed, spayed. We cannot keep her. 778-1916.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Class incorporates hand-held weights
(1-2 lb.) with low impact movements to burn fat while
toning. Can participate without weights. Classes are:
Tuesday & Thursday 7:15-8:15PM; Thursday 10:30-
11:30AM and Saturday 9-10AM. For info call Geri 779-
2129. Also personal fitness training, lectures/work-
shops on fitness topics, reasonable rates.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home
with constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House
calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away & your pets have to
stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food, water,
exercise, TLCI Excellent references, 778-6000.
FORD ESCORT station wagon. 1984. 91,300 miles.
Good condition. $1,400.778-5908.
1991 CAPRICE CLASSIC, 4dr, all power options, 6-
way seats, AM/PM/tape, tinted windows, A/C, cruise
control, Keyless entry. $9,500. Key Royale 778-2387.
Islander Bystander ads sell faster than any others.
Bob & Iu
PREMIER ISLAND LOCATION
* 134,900 2/2 First floor, corner
unit, dome ceiling in kitchen,
fresh paint, pool view.
* 141,900 2/2 First floor, corner
unit overlooking pool, dome ceil-
ing in kitchen.
* 142,500 2/2 First floor corner
unit w/view of bay dome ceiling
in kitchen, berber carpet and ce-
ramic tile, glass entry, extended
Enjoy the pool, tennis, lush land-
scape and great location. Close to
shopping, restaurants, banks,
churches and just steps to the
beach. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden -
Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-2692.
UNIQUE INVESTMENT Own your own 8 bed-
room, 8 bath Bed & Breakfast complex ...
BRAND NEWI Plus mgr. apt. Beautiful
Bayviews! Ideal spot for tourists, boaters, or fish-
erman. Owner Financingl $440,000. #61355.
Ask for T. Dolly Young; 778-5427 evenings.
FLAMINGO CAYI Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath-
room on deep water canal. Just minutes from
the Intercoastal Waterway. Split bedroom de-
sign, boat dock, large eat-in kitchen, in ground
caged pool. $180,000. #61456. Ask for Horace
T. Gilley; 792-0758 anytime.
WESTBAY CONDO! You'll fall in love with this
2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Lovely water view,
ground floor unit, close to pool. Turnkey fur-
nished. Great for second home or permanent
Island lifestyle $132,500. #61458. T. Dolly
Young; 778-5427 evenings.
"SITTIN on the DOCK of the BAY ..."
Bayfront tri-plex w/boat
dock on Intracoastal
Waterwayl Call today
Sto discuss. $329,000.
Certified Residential Specialist
MARTINIQUE ... OWNER
WILL FINANCE Best
Beachfront Buy Aroundl 3
bedroom, 3 bathroom condo.
Tumkey fumishedl Pool,
tennis, elevator, secured
WESTBAY COVE! Large 1
bedroom, 1 bath Bay access.
Overlooking pool. TURNKEY
INVESTMENT OR HOME.
T. Dolly Young
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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. Just
reduced to $89,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
BAYOU RESIDENCE Fabulous views of Bayou
and Tampa Bay from this exceptional 2/3BR-2BA
Holmes Beach residence with Bayou and canal
frontage. Offered at $329,000. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.
OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy sunsets from your
own rcof top patio when you buy this centrally lo-
cated, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA condo with a Gulf
view. Includes pool, balconies, storage, secured
building, elevator, great location on new beach.
Priced at $229,000. Call Ed Olivera for details.
-. , ..
GULFFRONTI Great views and wide sandy walking
beach enhance this turkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit.
Well-maintained complex with pool, covered park-
ing, and storage room. Excellent rental opportunity.
Priced at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
TWO GULF FRONTS Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA
apartments on wide, sandy walking beach. Close
to shopping and restaurants. Perfect investment
property or second home. Offered at $99,900 and
$105,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
GULF FRONT Exceptional value for this 2BR di-
rect Gulf front apartment in small ten unit complex
with quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide
sandy beach and walking distance to shops and
restaurants. Offered at $129,900. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
1992 REGAL VALANTE with 5.7Ltr. Volvo duo prop.
Low hours, full camper canvas, trailer, excellent condi-
tion. Can be seen at Galatis Marina. Call Scott 779-
2220. $27,500 OBO.
PRIVATE BOAT SLIP 50', water, elec., private en-
trance. 825 South Bay Blvd. No live-aboards. Call
IF YOU HAVE A BOAT but still have trouble catching
fish, you need to call me. Third-generation Florida fish-
ing guide for hire. U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Versatile
and capable of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, marlin
and dolphin in the Florida Keys or offshore grouper and
snapper. Have good numbers for offshore reefs and
barges. Ask for David Futch. 813-778-1102.
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itLaw \ Hauling* By the cut orby the month.
SService 1 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
16 Years Experience 778-2316
on Anna Maria ST. uc. CBC 018695
213 54th St. Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
LOCK & SECURITY
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat
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EMERGENCY SERVICE -
Painting by Elaine
We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Ucensed and Insured
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
o ODD JOBS
Polly Inured Reaoable Rata
32-Tear Isand Reident
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full time cash-
ier positions. Pick up applications at Crowder Bros.
Hardware Holmes Beach or Bradenton.
EXPERIENCED WAIT STAFF wanted. Fine dining.
Evenings only. Call for appointment 383-8898.
PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER needed, apply in person
or call Rod & Reel Motel, 778-2780, ask for Janet.
PART TIME TELLER First National Bank is looking for
a part time teller to work approx. 25 hours per week (in-
cluding Sat. mornings) at the Island office. Experienced
preferred or 3+ years of cash handling background.
Apply in person: 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. EEO.
MAID WANTED Would you like to make some extra
money occasionally filling in for our maid? Call Mrs. T.H.
Cole 779-1213 for particulars.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for Beachfront Motel. Part
time 15-20 hrs per week. Permanent position, start im-
mediately. Apply Mon-Fri 9am to 2pm. Sand and Sea
HELP WANTED Lawn Service, 778-1348.
RESPONSIBLE LOCAL COUPLE Rental Agent/Man-
ager for your condo/aptJresort property. Live in or out.
Excellent references. FL brokers license. 813-778-5555.
MONEY FOR HOMEOWNERS. Hurry, this won't last
long Buy a home, pay bills, home repairs. It doesn't get
any easier than this. Slow credit no problem, bad credit
just a little problem. Call today, 813-379-9988, Equity
Loan Group Financial, Licensed Mortgage Brokerage
CLEANING & MORE I'll clean your home or rental
plus...do those jobs you just don't want to tackle. De-
pendable. Ref. available. Lynn 778-5183.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports or to the golf course. Flat
rates. Sunshine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476
MOTHER WILL BABY-SIT in my Holmes Beach Home.
$11 per average day. 778-7770.
"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Island
references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alterations. No
smoke environment. 778-4680.
PERSONALIZED, EXPERIENCED housecleaning/
housekeeping. Regular or bi-weekly. Will also run er-
rands, shop, etc. Exc. Ref., reas. Call 758-0104.
HOUSE CLEANING, laundry, home watch (weekly
house check). Open or close your home or apartment.
Thorough & dependable. For estimate call 779-1402.
CLEANING WEEKLY or bi-weekly on island or near vi-
cinity. 17 year island resident. Good references. Call
Barbara at 779-2024.
NEED A PICKUP for light moving? Appliances, brush
piles, junk... whatever...odd jobs, carpentry, painting.
Call Eddie O anytime 778-7369.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware Holmes Beach 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody, sham-
poo-steam, deodorize, living rm., dining rm. & hall, $34.95.
11 yrs. in the business. No hidden prices. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident 25
yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 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 references.
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, stone, stucco, tile, pavers &
concrete. In business since 1978. Lic #MC00318.
Dave Elliott, 778-5183.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to paint-
ing. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island ref-
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
HANDYMAN No job too small. Experienced in home
repairs. Appliances to yard work. Island areas. Ref.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, formica & ceramic
tile, carpentry & painting. Full line of home repairs &
maintenance, low prices. 778-0410.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 387-8066.
WANTED CARPENTER/handyman/bricklayer to
build decking and garage under stilted duplex. Must
be sensible day rate and insured. 778-9480.
1LG/1SM commercial studios. GulHview. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, bookkeeping, ib9s!. etc..
Neg. Call Frank at 778-6126, eves. 778-6127.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Charming old-style Florida
beach house, Anna Maria City. No street to cross on
short walk to beach. Located at 118 Palmetto Ave. (cor-
ner of Gulf Drive and Palmetto Avenue.) No pets, no
smokers. Close to Laundromat. $1,100 per month, in-
cludes utilities and taxes. 778-1576.
Islander Bystander- results you would expect!
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5347 Gulf Drive
for free home
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Island. You may also
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* Sorry, individual unit
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ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
March & April 95. $850/wk. Gulf front. 813-949-3713.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 and 1/1. Close to beach and
shopping. Completely furnished. From $500 month.
OFFICE SPACE for rent in Holmes Beach Professional
Building. $200 per month and up. Call Mike Norman
JANUARY SPECIAL Heated Pool! 2BR/2BA condo, 1
block to beach. $375 a week and up. Casa Sierra, 36th
St. & Gulf Dr. 778-0032
ATTRACTIVE 2BR/1BA house 1/2 block from beach
available Jan 15 to Feb 1 and after March 31. $350 week
plus tax. 778-5003.
SEASONAL AVAILABLE NOW. 2BR/2BA home across
from beach. 778-5588.
WANTED GULF FRONT house 2 or more beds, on/near
beach, last half of march for quiet non-smoking family of 4.
LUXURY CANAL FRONT one story home with pool. 2/
3 bedroom, 3 baths, 3/4 blocks from beach. $3,400 mo.,
weekly rates available. 1-800-223-4472.
HOLMES BEACH -Turnkey furnished ground floor one
bedroom apartment 100 yds to Gulf. No Pets. 778-5246.
PRIVATE COTTAGE 1BR/1BA, fully furnished. $400
week, March & April. 778-2832.
1BEDROOM 1 BATH Apt, annual, mature individual,
quiet setting, non-smoker, no pets. Includes AC, heat &
water. $425. After 6pm 778-6511.
2BR SEASONAL GULFVIEW. Available now. $350
week plus tax. 778-4368.
STILL AVAILAsLE for January, February and March. 1
& 9 roomom weekly/monthly rentals from $400 weekly
- $1,300 monthly and up. Call Lisa or Denise, Wagner
KEY ROYALE Canalfront, 3BR/2BA with double garage.
GREAT LOCATION 1 BR condo, fully fumished, heated
oool, walk to Gulf beaches and Bay. 3 month min.
Town. & Shore, 779-2044.
SEASONAL: gulf front bargain, charming old Florida
beach house 2BR/1BA for $450/wk or $1,400/mo. 1BR/
1BA for $300/wk or $900/mo. Annual: beautiful view
down canal from this 2 story, 2BR/1.5BA unit. $700/mo.
G.B. Realty 778-7244.
EXTRA LARGE 52 X 145 lot in Anna Maria. Great fam-
ily area. $79,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066 for details.
CANAL FRONT lot in Key Royale across street from golf
course. Deep water bay access. $175,000. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
KEY WEST styled canalfront home in Anna Maria. 3BR/
2BA. No bridges to Bay. $219,500. Call Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
BOATERS! Fabulous Anna Maria canalfront lot with
Tampa Bay access. One of the few left! Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
More information: 778-7978.
PERICO BAY CLUB bayfront condo. 2/2, enclosed ga-
rage and all amenities. $139,500. Call Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate 778-6066.
TIP OF THE ISLAND beach style 2/3 home is perfect for
income potential or a second home hide-away! Gulf
views & beach access. $197,500. Call Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ESTABLISHED Island business for sale. Long-term
lease, great location. Serious/qualified buyers only.
$77,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate,
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES with this successful island
business for sale. 149' frontage on Marina Drive. Busi-
ness only with long-term lease. $297,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
RUNAWAY BAY 2/2, direct bayfront, furnished, great
value. $115,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan at Island Real
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
BY OWNER Charming 2/1.5 cottage in historic Cortez
village. Quiet street, nice oaks. Great winter rental.
LOT, DEEP WATER canalfront. 316 Tarpon, Anna
Maria. Easy bay access. Truly one of the best remain-
ing on island. $145,000. Owner 778-2338.
BUYERS! Experienced Appraiser/Broker will represent
you to get the best price and terms. Island properties are
our specialty. Call James Boyd, MAI/Realtor/State Cer-
tified General Appraiser 0001251 at 761-8439.
NEAT AS A PIN home with fabulous view. Steps to
beach area, across from Bay. $177,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066
HISTORIC COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach, close to
beach, pier and morel $89,500. Call Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
OPEN SAT. & SUN. 315 58th St. Holmes Beach Condo.
New carpet, paint, wallpaper, verticals. $72,900. Owner,
BEST BUY on the water Extraordinary views of Egmont
and Passage Keys. Owner financing available. Call Paul
Collins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SAVE $12,000 by owner. Newer 3BR/2BA, pool, 3 car
garage, boat ramp. Prime location. $169,900. 778-7486.
BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT & SPARKLING. North Beach
Village, 3BR/2BA townhouse. Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay
Realty of Anna Maria. 778-7244.
WILL FINANCE with $20,000 down. Duplex 2-1BR/1 BA
near Gulf. Separate 2 car garage, fixer-upper, room to
expand 1 and 1/2 lots wide. $97,000. 795-0873.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2nd floor. Largest 3BR/2BA,
sunroom, pool, tennis, 24hr security, all upgrades.
$145,000. Resident owner, 795-4188.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday 2 to 4. 812 South Bay Blvd.
Anna Maria, southeast of fishing pier. Waterfront on
Anna Maria, marvelous beach and spectacular water
views. 3BR/2BA home has family room, stone fireplace,
deck garage, fruit trees. Well maintained. $425,000. Call
Jeanette Rampone for information. 813-747-2244.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman Villa. $156,000.
Call Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
CHARMING 1930's island home. Directly across from the
beach! Completely remodeled and updated. Lush land-
scaping, picket fenced, 3BR/2BA, winner of 1994 BB
Beautification Award! Must see. $174,900. 778-1165.
READY TO BUILD duplex lot $50,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 778-7777.
OPEN HOUSE Sun. Jan 22. 1-4. 1230 Spoonbill Land-
ings, Perico Bay Club. Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin &
POOL, 1BR apt., jacuzzi, plus more come with this ex-
cellently located 3BR/2BA home. $195,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream Reatly. 778-7777.
OPEN HOUSE Sun. Jan 22. 1-4.110 49th St., Holmes
Beach. 3BR/2.5BA. $209,900. Call Nick Patsios for more
information, 778-4642. Neal & Neal Realtors, 778-2261.
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Member of the Island Chamber of Commerce
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM to 10 PM SUNDAY 7 AM to 9 PM* PHONE 778-4100
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