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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING e SPORTS REAL ESTATE
$3 million-a-year gambling ring busted
By Pat Copeland and Bonner Presswood
As the most popular sports event of the year was
about to begin, police officers from five agencies ex-
ecuted a surprise raid on seven sports bars in Manatee
County and, in Holmes Beach, at one business and two
private residences that police said were involved in a
sports gambling ring.,
And before the opening kick-off to Super Bowl
XXIX Sunday, 17 people were charged on 47 counts
Including racketeering, bookmaking and keeping a
house of gambling. Police said the illegal gambling
operations brought in $3 million a year in bets.
Four Island residents have been charged in connec-
tion with the gambling ring.
Holmes Beach Police served search warrants at
502 72nd Street, the residence of Michael J. Brady;
3601 East Bay Dr., Unit 210, the office Reynold Glanz,
Florida Homebuyers Insurance, Inc.; and 3601 East
Bay Dr., Unit 114, the residence of Tom Rasmussen.
By Paul Roat
Instead of the steady roar of rubber on the roads of
the Island, a new sound may begin to reverberate down
Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!
Elected officials on Longboat Key have requested
taking over maintenance and ownership of Gulf of
Mexico Drive there. At least one Island mayor is also
considering the idea of taking over ownership of Gulf
Drive from the Florida Department of Transportation.
Officials on Longboat Key have requested the
Metropolitan Planning Organization and the DOT con-
sider turning Gulf of Mexico Drive over to the town.
The matter will be further discussed this month.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola is research-
ing the issue of that city taking over jurisdiction of Gulf
Drive in the southern part of Anna Maria Island.
The DOT would like to get out of the road business
in areas such as barrier islands, preferring to handle
high-volume highways such as U.S. 41 or State Road
70 in the light of continued budget tightening in Tal-
lahassee. Pierola said she was approached last year
about the possibility of taking over maintenance of
Gulf Drive, a notion she rejected out of hand then.
She now is reconsidering the idea.
After all, she mused, Longboat Key is considering
turning Gulf of Mexico Drive into what Commissioner
Bob Drohlich called a "private" road. Tolls of $1 or $2
may be levied for people wishing to pass through the
key. Why not have Longboaters pay to come into
And, of course, if Longboat has a "private" road they
could ban that awful, gaudy trolley from the tony key.
The problem of all this "public-private-mine!" di-
lemma is cost. Longboat is in a better situation than
Bradenton Beach in light of planned lane widening and
resurfacing there, which means any further mainte-
nance on that road would be about 10 years away. It is
Reynold Glanz, a resident in the 800 block of
North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, surrendered himself
to the sheriffs office Monday evening. He is charged
with racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeer-
Glanz is reported to be the owner of the liquor li-
cense at Mickey's Sports Bar & Grill, 6218 Cortez Rd.,
Bradenton, a bar targeted in the Sunday raid. He also
owns Florida Homebuyers Insurance in Holmes Beach.
He is the developer of Sandy Pointe condominiums at
3600 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. Glanz recently
purchased the Buccaneer restaurant on Longboat Key.
Rasmussen was charged with racketeering and
conspiracy to commit racketeering and is a business
associate of Glanz,according to Holmes Beach Police
Lt. Dale Stephenson.
Brady was placed in custody at the bar he operates,
Mickey's Sports Bar & Grill. He was charged with five
counts of commercial bookmaking and racketeering.
estimated that about $500,000 per year is needed to
offset future maintenance on the 10-mile length of Gulf
of Mexico Drive there.
Costs will be one of the issues Pierola is research-
ing. She is expected to make a report on road owner-
ship to the Bradenton Beach City Council soon.
Anna Maria voters invited to
political forum Thursday, Feb. 2
The Islander Bystander newspaper will sponsor a
forum for candidates seeking office in the Feb. 14 Anna
Maria election Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.
The forum will be held at Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive.
City Hall will open to the public at 7 p.m. to allow
voters ample time to meet candidates. The forum will
commence promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Forms provided at the forum will allow voters to
submit questions to candidates. Questions for indi-
vidual candidates or to the field of candidates are wel-
come. Questions submitted in advance of the event or
anonymously will not be considered valid.
The event will be moderated by Islander Bystander
Publisher Bonner Presswood.
"If this forum follows true to those of past elec-
tions, we can all look forward to a lively discussion of
the issues concerning voters in the City of Anna
Maria," Presswood said.
A similar candidates forum will be sponsored by
The Islander Bystander for candidates in the Holmes
Beach election March 2.
Andrea Budd, 502 72nd St., Holmes Beach, was
also arrested at Mickey's and charged with wagering
on a contest of skill.
"The five-month investigation started in the bars in
town and branched out to Holmes Beach," explained
Stephenson. "All were connected to bookmaking and
Authorities seized $51,000 and numerous betting
slips, bookmaking and gambling tickets and parapher-
nalia during the operation.
Sources reported there were wire taps on the bar
and business phones connected with the raid.
Five bars had their liquor licenses temporarily sus-
pended on Sunday including Mickey's: Aces Lounge,
4343 Palma Sola Blvd.; La Vista Bear's Den, 1313
Eighth Ave. W.; Club Oliver's, 10104 Cortez Rd.; and
Scoreboard Sports Pub, 7004 Cortez Rd. All are in
PLEASE SEE GAMBLING, PAGE 3
BIBLIOPHILES BASK IN BRADENTON BEACH
Tingley dedication guests celebrate vision
Scores of bibliophiles descended on Bradenton Beach Saturday at dedication ceremonies for the Tingley
Library. Library Clerk Carol Sandidge, the library's only paid staff member, greeted invited guests to the
ceremonies, speaking about the vision of everyone involved in making the library happen. She said, "It's
easy to say what might be, but it's harder to think what could be, envision it and make it happen."
Sandidge credited the library board, the architect, the landscape planner, the city and in particular John
Sandberg for turning Beulah Tingley's vision into reality. For more on the dedication and Mrs. Tingley,
see page 14. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Anna Maria candidate
profiles, page 4
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days................................. 7
Island Center schedule ...............................11
Announcements ........................................ 12
Dolls ........................................................... 18
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 21
Streetlife ..................................................... 25
Anna Maria tides........................................ 27
Real estate ................................................. 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
FEBRUARY 2, 1995
JJM PAGE 2 K FEBRUARY 2, 1995 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Holmes Beach T-end dock history, 1985-1988
By Pat Copeland
This week the Holmes Beach City Council is hold-
ing a work session with residents concerning owner-
ship of T-end canal docks along Marina Drive.
The city's recent removal of nine unsafe docks
from the 72nd to the 75th Street blocks of Marina Drive
re-ignited a 10-year controversy on the question of
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
According to minutes of city work sessions the
problem was discussed at length between July of 1985
and September of 1988. The following is a summary of
Work session, July 11, 1985 Mayor Charlotte
Long said the seawalls and canals are dedicated to the
public but there is a question concerning the land be-
tween the seawalls and the rights of way. She called for
Work session, Dec. 12, 1985 The mayor said
City Attorney David Deitrich advised council not to get
involved with the docks and suggested that people who
claim ownership assume the responsibility and liabil-
ity for the docks. If owners cannot be found, the docks
should be removed.
There was a suggestion to develop an ordinance to
address the situation.
Work session, Jan. 30, 1986 Council Chairman
Jim Kronus suggested the ordinance state the city is
taking responsibility for the T-end canals for public
Long noted that some residents have deeds from
developer Peder Mickelsen giving them "the right to
the use of the canal" but plats of the canals state that
they are dedicated to the public. Other deeds include
"boat space on canal."
Kronus said people who feel they have a claim
should have the use of the docks and accept the respon-
sibility for them. He suggested a program of dock reg-
istration. If no one registers for docks in disrepair, they
should be torn down.
Councilman Gene Collins said people with use of
the canal in their deeds and those presently using the
docks should have first priority.
The city attorney was instructed to prepare a draft
Work session, May 29, 1986 Kronus said the
purpose of the draft ordinance is to minimize the city's
liability and give the city some control over the opera-
tion of the docks. If someone wants the use of a dock,
he must take responsibility for maintaining it and the
adjacent seawall and make sure it is kept in safe con-
dition, said Kronus.
The lengthy ordinance includes definitions of re-
lated terminology, the responsibility of upland owners,
a disclaimer of responsibility for docks, procedures for
registration, conditions for registration, abatement pro-
visions and the city's non-liability for seawalls.
Work session, June 26, 1986 Councilwoman
Kathleen Mitchell questioned the need for the ordi-
nance and said the docks are not that big a problem.
Former Mayor Long said the question has been dis-
cussed many times previously and the public expects
Mitchell asked if a person who registers a dock will
be allowed to rent it Long said the city cannot dictate
what a person does with his dock nor can it guarantee
a person a specific dock. Any disputes must be settled
Councilwoman Mary Mond asked about water and
electricity on the docks and Public Works Supervisor
Hal Johnson suggested they not be allowed in the fu-
Work session, July 24, 1986 The ordinance was
revised by the city attorney to delete the requirement
for registration by upland property owners. City Clerk
Betty Hill raised questions concerning conflicts in the
' ",, ..
T-dock dilemma again
Docks off Marina Drive between 72nd and 75th Streets in Holmes Beach will be the focus of attention this
week as city officials wrestle with what to do with the structures, which are private docks but jut out from city
property. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Councilman Tom Huffine suggested preparing a
simpler ordinance. Council instructed the road commit-
tee to work with the mayor and staff to draft some pro-
visions for the preparation of an ordinance.
Work sessions, March 11 and 26, 1987 Coun-
cil reviewed estimates of the cost of seawall recon-
struction on canals on 72nd, 74th and 77th Streets. The
total cost would be between $82,468 and $92,268. It
was noted that docks would have to be disconnected
from the seawalls during construction.
Work session, April 30, 1987 Mayor Marguer-
ite Thompson asked council to review the dock regis-
tration ordinance. She said City Attorney Steve Dye
recommended adoption of the ordinance prior to any
work being done on the seawalls.
Work session, May 14, 1987 The mayor pointed
out that once the registration procedure is established
and people learn they will be responsible for not only
the dock but also insurance and repair of the seawall,
they may not want the docks.
Huffine suggested removing all the docks and
building uniform ones." Councilwoman Pat Geyer
agreed and said the area could be designated as a rec-
reation area and docks rented on a first come, first
served basis with priority being given to the present
Work session, Nov. 19, 1987 The mayor re-
ported that Dye stated that areas at the T-end canals
could not be dedicated as city parks.
The mayor said the seawall at 72nd Street must be
repaired and council must decide how to handle the
dock situation. Huffine suggested that dock owners pay
for a portion of the seawall repair. Mitchell suggested
a yearly maintenance fee.
Public Works Supervisor Trimpe said letters were
sent to all boat owners in the canal stating the city is
considering rebuilding the seawall and advising them
the boats will have to be removed. The city did not
receive a single reply.
Council requested that Dye prepare a dock regis-
tration form and agreed there would be no registration
fee. It also asked Dye to address a procedure for tak-
ing out the docks.
Work session, Dec. 10, 1987 Mitchell said she
is confused about the ordinance which provides for a
person to pay for the repairs to the seawall and says the
person can rent or sell the dock space; however, the
dock space does not belong to the individual. The
mayor said the city is not to regulate or establish own-
ership or use rights.
Mitchell asked what would happen if a person
signs up for a dock space at someone else's dock.
The mayor said the person with the dock could rent
the space from the registrant. She said Dye's letter
stated a person would not have to move his boat just
because someone else has registered the space.
The attorney advised the city not to be involved in
designating size of dock spaces, size of boats, etc.,
because the more regulations the city makes the more
it will be held responsible.
Geyer suggested a public meeting for input from
Public meeting, Jan. 12, 1987 Resident Eric
Bergan suggested a Bay Palms owners' association be
formed to deal with the problem. Mitchell said the city
cannot limit the use of the docks to Bay Palms residents
because the space is dedicated to the public.
Several residents said the dock spaces were given
to the property owners by Peder Mickelsen and they
own the space. Mitchell said other residents in the city
do not favor paying for seawall repair for a small num-
ber of residents.
Bergan said residents should be allowed to have
water at the docks to wash down their boats. Resident
Bill Saunders said the ordinance says the city has no ju-
risdiction over the docks but the restriction on water
and electricity is a sign of control and jurisdiction.
Work session, Feb. 11, 1988 Council discussed
the following suggestions made as a result of the pub-
Present dock users should be allowed 30 days to
register their docks before registration is opened to the
The clause in the ordinance eliminating hookups
for water and electricity should be eliminated.
All references to upland owners should be elimi-
nated in the ordinance because their properties are not
a matter of concern.
The ordinance applies only to T-end canals at
72nd, 74th and 76th Streets.
The purpose of the ordinance is to make the user
of the area responsible for repair and maintenance of
Although the original intent of council was to
eliminate a dock in disrepair if no one registered for the
dock, the council now wants to re-establish such docks.
Council is of the opinion that dock spaces should al-
ways be available.
Work session, June 16, 1988 Council agreed to
pursue adoption of the ordinance and requested the city
attorney to draft a final registration form.
Work session, Sept. 29, 1988 Geyer suggested
council take no action to repair or rebuild the T-end
canals. She said the legal problems involved make any
decision unworkable. She suggested that the city con-
demn the area, remove all the docks and plant man-
The mayor said the money is in the budget for the
repair of seawalls on the canals.
After further discussion, council agreed that no
new docks, fish cleaning stations or water or electric-
ity connections be allowed; to abate derelict docks and
plant mangroves where there are no docks; and to keep
the hazard signs in place.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 2, 1995 0 PAGE 3 i
Bradenton Beach police hearing continues
By Pat Copeland
A three-member board hearing the appeal of a
Bradenton Beach police officer's suspension was still
deliberating the matter at press time Tuesday.
Appeal board members Lee Hornack, Jo Ann
Goodchild and Keith Phillips spent more than five
hours hearing testimony from Bradenton Beach Police
Chief Jack Maloney, disciplined Officer Jason Joel and
Joel's disciplinary action was the result of two in-
cidents in which Maloney cited him for conduct unbe-
coming an officer. Maloney said Joel "displayed a lack
of common sense and foresight In both incidents."
According to Det Matt Duffy's departmental inves-
tigation, the incidents began on Feb. 9, 1994, when Joel
loaned a personal firearm to a friend, Richard Keller, who
was enrolled in the Manatee VoTec Police Academy. The
friend was to return the gun the next day but a week later
told Joel the gun had been stolen from his car.
Keller filed a report with the Bradenton Police
Department on the theft Feb. 25, 1994, in which he
claimed he parked his vehicle, leaving the doors un-
locked. When Keller returned to the vehicle, Joel's
9mm, semi-automatic, Smith and Wesson pistol which
had been left under the front passenger seat was gone.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Bradenton. A sixth bar, Stetson's Lounge in Palmetto,
was served Monday with an order not to sell alcohol.
Stephenson said the owners will face an adminis-
trative hearing with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms to determine the status of the suspensions.
They have until Feb. 9 to submit written requests to
keep their licenses. The state is seeking to revoke the
liquor licenses permanently.
Other establishments involved included Mulligan's,
5526 15th St. E. and 30 Something Pub and Grill, 5106
14th St. W. Their licenses were not suspended.
Authorities alleged that Mickey's Sports Bar &
On July 24, 1994, a Palmetto police officer at-
tempted to stop a vehicle driving south on SR 55. Three
occupants fled when the car stopped. The officer
caught the fourth occupant and recovered a gun thrown
to the ground. The gun turned out to be the same one
loaned to Keller by Officer Joel.
The second incident occurred on Sept. 9, 1994.
Duffy's report said Joel sold a gun to an employee of
a business that was under surveillance by the depart-
ment. Joel said he did not know the business was be-
ing watched; two other Bradenton Beach Police offic-
ers gave statements to the contrary.
Sgt. Sam Speciale said that in May 1994 he told
Joel about the activities at the business and the indi-
viduals involved in the surveillance. Special noted that
Joel was friends with one of the employees and fre-
quented the business. He was told not to return to the
Officer Michael Klemkosky corroborated
"Even though an individual can sell or loan his prop-
erty, including pistols, a policeman is held to a higher stan-
dard," Maloney wrotein his report on Oct. 10, 1994. "Sell-
ing a handgun to someone working in a place you know
to be under investigation is conduct unbecoming an officer
and does not conform to professional police standards.
Grill was the major player in the operations. Comput-
ers were used to record and issue receipts on bets for
college and professional football games. Stephenson
said computer disks were seized in the raid on the La
Vista Bear's Den.
"All of the evidence seized at the bars and resi-
dences will be examined for further leads on others
involved," noted Stephenson. "There could be more
arrests as soon as they start putting names with faces
and it could lead outside of Manatee County."
In addition to Stephenson, Holmes Beach Officers
Velardi and Pentecost participated in the raid. Agencies
included Manatee County Sheriff's Department; Bu-
reau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Bradenton
Police Department and Palmetto Police Department.
Neither does carelessly loaning a gun to someone who is
of questionable character."
Big band dance for Center
If as many lovers of big-band music turn out as
expected, the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club's
annual big band dance on Feb. 9 will raise $2,000 to
benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Music will be supplied by the 18-piece Senior
Sounds Band and the dance will get underway at 8
p.m. at the Center. For information concerning
tickets, call 794-3459 or 778-6746.
Anna Maria City
2/2, 7:30 p.m., Candidate forum sponsored by
The Islander Bystander, city hall
2/2, 10 a.m., Special meeting for selection of
Community Development Block Grant
2/2, 1 p.m., Police Retirement Board
2/3, 1 p.m., Bid opening for batting cage
2/7, 7 p.m., Public hearing for Community
Development Block Grant
followed by council meeting at 7:30 p.m.
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KM PAGE 4 0 FEBRUARY 2, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Candidate profiles for Anna Maria election
Anna Maria City voters will go to the polls Feb. 14
to elect a new mayor and three city commission mem-
bers. Commissioner Dottie McChesney and Interim
Mayor Max Znika are vying for the mayoral post.
Commissioner Doug Wolf, Mike Bartles, Leon
Kramer, former commissioner George McKay and
Mark Ratliff are seeking election to three commission
seats. The top three vote-getters will take office in the
As an aid to readers, The Islander Bystander offers
the following profiles of the candidates.
Dottie McChesney was elected to the city commis-
sion two years ago. She has been a regular visitor to the
Island since 1957 and she and her husband, Roy,
moved here nine years ago. A Dayton, Ohio,native, she
was a speech and drama major at Ohio Wesleyan Uni-
versity and is a professional actor and director. She also
taught acting in Ohio.
McChesney serves on the Board of Directors at the
Island Players, helped create the Chapel Players at
Roser Church and is a member of the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society, the Artist's Guild and Save
McChesney said she plans to "protect Anna Maria
from interests outside and within our city that threaten
to destroy the unique character of our Island commu-
nity. As mayor I will work to fight those forces which
are contrary to the wishes of the majority of our resi-
dents, businesses and visitors. I feel this paradise is
worth fighting for for ourselves, our children and for
generations to come."
Max Znika, interim mayor of Anna Maria, has
been a city commissioner for seven years, serving as
the city's code enforcement board chairman for two
years prior to that. He moved to Anna Maria from In-
diana in 1982, where he owned and managed Dairy
Rich Foods, a $8 million manufacturing and distribu-
tion company. Znika also managed the Manatee
County Public Beach for three years. He took business
management courses at Indiana University, is married
and has five children.
Znika is a member of the Elks, Masons, Rotary, the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, past presi-
dent of the Anna Maria Island Civic Association, the
Island Hurricane Volunteer Program, Adopt-a-family
and the Island Needy Program.
Znika said if elected mayor he would strive to not
have to raise taxes. "We need to watch the dollars and
stay with the budget."
Michael W. Bartles
Mike Bartles has held a variety of advisory posi-
tions to government, including chairmanship of the
State Road 789 Task Force to the Florida Department
Bartles moved to Bradenton Beach in 1983 and
was a member of that city's code enforcement board
before moving to Anna Maria. A graduate of Appala-
chian State University in North Carolina, Bartles has
been employed in a number of sales and management
positions related to construction water products. He
currently is a business development manager for the
Staff Leasing Group in Bradenton. Bartles is married
and has a daughter.
He is a former member of the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee and
is active in the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
"The greatest contribution I hope to make to the
city of Anna Maria is to enhance communication be-
tween the Island cities, Manatee County government
and our neighbor, Longboat Key," Bartles said. "My
experience in working with these entities on various
governmental and civic projects throughout the years
will thrust Anna Maria into a new position of respect
and leadership as we continue to work to provide qual-
ity of life for the residents of Anna Maria."
Leon Kramer is the co-founder of the civic orga-
nization Save Anna Maria and currently serves as the
chair of the Anna Maria Code Enforcement Board.
Kramer moved to Anna Maria from Sarasota. He
is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and
worked for 30 years with Consumer Electronics, a
Fortune 500 company, where he held a position as vice
He was active in re-establishing the Anna Maria
Civic Association and is a member of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society. He is married and has five
"If I am elected to serve on the city commission,"
Kramer said, "I hope to benefit my city by voting to
keep city owned alleys, which help to stop uncontrolled
growth while monitoring green areas. I will also vote
to protect public beach accesses for both residents and
visitors. I want to improve our sidewalks and roads and
would like to push for bike paths in our city for both
pleasure and transportation.
"If I am elected to the commission, I want to en-
hance our environment while preserving our unique
Island way of life."
George McKay has served on the city commission
for seven years, resigning his position to unsuccessfully
run for mayor. McKay has served as chair of the Island
Transportation Planning Organization, Manatee
County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board and the Mayor's Drug Free Communities Board
McKay is also a member of the Anna Maria His-
torical Society and has served on the Metropolitan
Planning Organization, the charter review commission,
the board of zoning appeals and the Island Emergency
He is a 22-year resident of Anna Maria, moving to
the city from New York. He and his wife, Linda, have
two sons and four grandchildren. He is president of L
& M General Construction, Inc.
"The residents of Anna Maria should be asked their
feeling on vacating city property through a referen-
dum," McKay said. "The city should also look to fund
stormwater improvements through the state block grant
program the same way Bradenton Beach and Holmes
Beach are attempting to do.
"It has always been my objective at preserving the
small-town quality of life we all have come to know,
with respect to the people, the beaches and the beauty
It wasn't a record for the shortest meeting, but
the Anna Maria City Commission met last week and
handled business quickly and efficiently.
There was little business to address, with sev-
eral proclamations and announcements taking the
majority of the commission's attention.
Deno Economou, a county prosecutor and board
member for HOPE Family Services, an agency op-
erating a crisis shelter for victims of child abuse and
domestic violence, read into the record the city's
Family Violence Awareness Week proclamation for
the week Jan. 30 to Feb. 4,1995. Economou thanked
commissioners for their support and reported the
success of prevention through shelters such as
HOPE. He asked for support for their telethon which
airs on Paragon Cable channel 21 on Feb. 4.
Mayor Max Znika proclaimed Feb. 19 to 25
National Engineers Week. The month of February
was proclaimed Safe Driving, Walking and Bicy-
cling Month. Residents and visitors were urged to
renew awareness of the rules of the road.
Znika announced that the official "citizen of the
year" presentation to former Mayor Ray Simches
would be scheduled in February or early March,
dependent on Simches' health and his expressed
desire to attend the ceremony.
The commission approved two home occupa-
tion permits for the same home. Both husband and
that only Anna Maria can offer. As a commissioner, I
will work towards all the interests and concerns of the
residents of Anna Maria."
Mark Ratliff has been journalist for 14 years, work-
ing for Island publications as reporter, photographer and
editor. His employment as a reporter allowed him to at-
tend more than 500 city commission and council meeting
on the island, which he said was an invaluable practical
education in the field of municipal government
A lifelong resident of Anna Maria, Ratliff lives in
his boyhood home. He is married and a member of
Roser Church. He is a graduate of Manatee Community
College, where he has an Associate in Science degree,
with honors. He is the former editor of two Island
newspapers and is currently the Features Editor of The
"With my extensive and continuing involvement in
the community, it was a natural evolution that I should
decide to put my experience to use in the service of
Anna Maria," Ratliff said. "If elected, I'll be commit-
ted to keeping Anna Maria the quiet, predominately
residential community that it is now. Through strict
adherence to the law, I shall fight to conserve the tax-
payers hard-earned resources by making no decisions
which could subject the city to undue liability and
Douglas C. Wolfe
Doug Wolfe has been a city commissioner for four
years (not consecutive), and currently serves as vice
mayor. Prior to election to the commission, he was a
member of the city's code enforcement board.
Wolfe has been a Florida resident for 26 years, an
Anna Maria resident 18 years. He has a master's degree
in school business administration from New York
University, and took post-graduate work there. He is
also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Air Academy and
spent two years in active duty.
He is a former assistant superintendent of schools
in New York and is retired from the Manatee County
School system. Peggy, his wife, is chairman of the
Social Studies Department at Palmetto High School,
and has been teaching for 29 years.
Wolfe is a past president of the Artist's Guild of
Anna Maria and the Anna Maria Historical Society. He
is on the board of directors of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
"I pledge continued honest, straight-forward gov-
ernment," Wolfe said.
wife, Jim and Geri Travis of 316 Magnolia, were
approved for a home maintenance business and a
personal fitness business respectively.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe announced the "of-
ficial allocation" of Florida Department of Trans-
portation funds in DOT's five-year work program.
For fiscal year 1999-2000 they have budgeted
$340,000 for bike paths. In this year's budget there
is an allocation for $142,000 for a walkway over the
North Bay Boulevard hump-back bridge.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney asked about
input on the "proposed path" of the bike path.
According to Public Works Director Bill
Zimmerman the grant application was submitted
with a map suggesting that the pathway connect
with Holmes Beach from the city limits on Gulf
Drive and follow a path north to Pine.
The path would turn east on Pine and proceed
down Pine one block to North Shore Boulevard. The
suggested path would head north to the tip of the Island,
then south on Bay Boulevard to Galati's Marina. The
loop will connect by returning on Pine from Bay Bou-
levard at the City Pier to meet at North Shore.
Zimmerman said when the grant request was
submitted by former Mayor Simches, it included a
map of the city but that there would be ample oppor-
tunity to decide on where the path would go.
"It's not set in asphalt," Zimmerman said.
Anna Maria commission
takes swift action
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 2, 1995 E PAGE 5 IJ]
Marina permits not immediately forthcoming
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan Bazzy may
be ready to "pull permits and start work immediately"
to renovate the property, but city officials say he still
has a few barriers to overcome.
Bazzy still needs to receive a variance from the city
for two setbacks in his proposed boat storage shed. His
plans for construction of the 34-foot-high, 200-foot by
84-foot enclosed storage shed to accommodate up to 74
boats call for the building to be closer to Anna Maria
Sound on two sides than current city codes permit.
No date for the hearing has been set, Building Of-
ficial Whitey Moran said.
Bazzy received city council approval last week to
proceed with more than $1 million worth of improve-
by the day
Using plants from the
county nursery, the
Holmes Beach Public
Works Department gave
this triangle at the :
ums a radical facelift. .
Islander Photo: Pat
ments to the marina, located just south of the Cortez
Bridge. Council members had rejected his renovation
plans in August 1994, a rejection that was overturned
in Circuit Court in December.
City Council members by a 4-1 vote agreed to re-
zone six residential lots to commercial use for the ma-
rina, vacate about 110 feet of Bay Drive North and
about 52 feet of Church Street. Councilman Walt Grace
cast the only negative vote, stating the court order was
an improper use of the constitutional checks and bal-
ance system of executive, legislative and judicial gov-
Council members also placed 10 stipulations on
Bazzy for renovation of the marina:
Existing public access for pedestrians be main-
trained for the life of the marina.
Lighting will be compatible to surrounding prop-
erties, with no glare to the neighborhood.
A landscaping plan be prepared by a licensed
landscape architect for approval by city council mem-
Bazzy will pave or re-pave Church Street and Bay
Drive North in an amount equal to the amount of as-
phalt to be removed through the street vacations.
Bazzy will reimburse the city $8,100 for play-
ground equipment purchased at the Lou Barolo South
Park on Highland Avenue.
The boat storage building will be constructed in
a theme similar to the "Old Town" construction trend
in Bradenton Beach. Bazzy provided an artist's render-
ing for the building, featuring 72 windows in the metal
building, dozens of pinnacles and porches that will di-
minish the impact of the big structure, Bazzy said. He
also agreed to allow the council to choose the colors of
the building, probably blue and yellow.
Encroachments onto Bazzy's property by the city
police station and sanitation building will be deeded to
Bazzy has two years to complete development of
the property dating from when he receives building
permits to commence construction. He has 60 days to
receive those permits.
A certificate of occupancy for the boat storage
building will not be issued until the existing boat stor-
age racks are removed.
Construction of the boat shed is conditional on
receipt of all applicable federal, state and local build-
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Beach sees the future
Bradenton Beach, like all the Island, has changed dra-
matically in the past 20, 30, 50 years. How you judge the
change just depends on how long you've been here.
A sudden change in the Island's southern city is so
recognizable that someone who visited only three years
ago and recently moved to Bradenton Beach remarked
on the contrast at the celebration following the dedica-
tion of Tingley Memorial Library.
The dedication ceremonies were an emotional high
for all the volunteers and contributors to Beulah Hooks
Hannah Tingley's dream her vision.
And the finalization of the library comes at time
when so much is coming together for the good in
The Renaissance that was sparked by the beach
renourishment two years ago is evident now on Bridge
Street and in the surrounding historic district the
result of the vision of city leaders.
Businesses, and particularly the motels and accom-
modations on Gulf Drivehave contributed with exten-
sive renovations, rejuvenations. All contribute to a vi-
sion of a new Bradenton Beach.
The pride that was so evident at the Tingley dedica-
tion and the vision is the reason for all the change.
Bradenton Beach is proud.
Next week, we'll feature a story and pictures on
Bradenton Beach's renaissance and the people that
made it happen.
The trolley was just a skirmish in the battle ahead.
Longboat Key officials made the first maneuver
with inquiries into assuming ownership of Gulf of
Mexico Drive/State Road 789 to the Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization and Florida DOT.
Gulf of Mexico Drive runs the length of Longboat
Key from the bridge linking it to Bradenton Beach
south to the bridge at Lido Shores.
A counter-maneuver from Bradenton Beach Mayor
Katie Pierola would have that city taking over Gulf
Drive from the bridge to Longboat Key to the city's
The battle line will be drawn at the bridge.
According to MPO, the bridges go with the roads.
And with that comes the inevitable advent of tolls. A
toll to go south into Longboat. A toll to come north into
Toll. Toll. Toll. Toll.
The trolley might cost a little more to ride, but so
what as long as he pays the toll he ought to be al-
lowed to ride the road.
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Amerecycle deal dirty business
Are we responsible people?
If so, let us fight for the right to sort our
recyclables, thus greatly reducing the cubic bulk of
trash our Manatee County government would be re-
quired to truck to the land-fill. This would comply with
the state mandate to reduce waste at the same time.
How revolting to think of extricating recyclables
from a mass mixture of all the filthy, unsanitary waste
we discard. This is the present Amerecycle plan! Our
county could find that buyers of recyclables would
refuse Amerecycles's contaminated products or reduce
the price they would pay for same.
How can our county commissioners even consider
the proposed 20-year, costly agreement? Can't we con-
vince them to support other plans which conserve our
precious dwindling resources, to benefit our children
and their children?
Howard and Ruth Burkhead, Holmes Beach.
Educated voters a must for
Anna Maria City election
February 14 is Election Day in the city of Anna
How well prepared are we who will exercise one
of our most cherished rights? How will we decide
which candidates should receive our vote?
Are we going to be educated, well-informed vot-
ers? Will we vote for someone because our neighbor or
friend said so? Will we vote for someone only because
the name is familiar? Will we vote for someone be-
cause we have seen and been impressed by so many
street-side signs? Will we vote for someone by "eeny,
meeny, miney, mo?"
Let us say "no" to all of the above. Let us choose,
instead, to learn all that we can about each candidate.
Let us not depend upon hearsay, but upon a special
effort that we make to get to know who and what those
running for office are all about.
How can we get to know them? We can call them
to ask questions; we can attend the Thursday, Feb. 2,
Meet the Candidates night at city hall; we can get our
neighbors together for coffee and invite a candidate in;
we can attend a city commission meeting; we can urge
more voters to attend city commission meetings.
This is the best way to learn how our representa-
tives carry on our business for us.
Lucy Larzelere, Anna Maria City
Trolley's a gas -
Longboat needs blast
About the trolley.. .for the past two Fridays I have
had the pleasure of riding the forbidden trolley.
I can't express how nice the driver Ray was, let
alone how pleasant it was going down Gulf of Mexico
Drive and being able to see just how beautiful it was
without driving. Just to sit and relax and not have to
worry about people pulling out in front of me in traf-
fic and making me a nervous wreck before I even get
to St Armands was worth it all.
I see nothing wrong with this form of transporta-
tion. It not only takes 20 vehicles off the road but there
is no hassle over parking when your arrive.
The response people gave us at various Longboat
Key stops and occasional people on the sidewalks was
just uncalled for. We kept waving and we got rude
gestures and verbal nasty comments. What is wrong
with these people?
I find garbage trucks and city vehicles much more
offensive than this well-kept wooden trolley. As for the
signs on the trolley, it gives people an opportunity to
visit these businesses and see just how lovely these
shops, hotels and restaurants are.
On the first trip after Gary Cremeans's Thursday
meeting with the city officials of Longboat Key, he
rode along to assure our safety. It is ridiculous to think
that these handful of people act as if they own a state
road. Just who does own this road, anyway? Certainly
not Longboat Key. I now see why I live on the most
beautiful Island around.
Last week I rode the trolley again and it was
packed with the nicest people to and from Anna Maria
to St. Armands. It didn't bother us that Longboat Key
people didn't get on. I guess they are too scared of the
handful of people on Longboat Key who would tar and
feather them if they boarded!
Sue Landis, Holmes Beach
THOSE WEE TIE S
Part 12, The War of 1898
by June Alder
Wreck of the
The three-month war with Spain
officially ended on Aug. 12, 1898. Now
the people living around Tampa Bay
had another job to do help the new
Cuban nation to survive. The starving,
homeless victims of 10 years of revolu-
tion needed immediate aid.
Will Bean of Anna Maria Island, a
marine engineer in the war, knew how
to get things done. He volunteered to or-
ganize a mercy boatlift. He begged and
borrowed boats. He collected donations
of milk, foodstuffs and medicines from
citizens and persuaded the businessmen
of Tampa like railroad man H.B. Plant
to deliver train-loads of flour and grain.
Clara Barton, founder of the Red
Cross, took up the cause, traveling to
Washington to get the support of Presi-
dent McKinley. An American medical
team sent to Cuba included Dr. Walter
Reed. He would become famous for
identifying a certain type of mosquito as
the carrier of yellow fever, leading to
the eradication of the terrible disease.
After he had accomplished his mis-
sion for which he was decorated by
the Cuban government Will Bean
was ready to settle down.
The blond, 23-year-old six-footer had
become engaged just before the war began
to 18-year-old Mabel Williams, daughter
of the Port of Tampa postmaster. She was
a lively girl who had briefly acted as an
undercover agent for the Army in the Port
Tampa post office. (Her "spy" story was
told in this space last December.)
Will married Mabel in the spring of
1899 and took her to Havana for their
honeymoon. Mabel was intrigued with
the Cuban people (she spoke Spanish
fluently) and reveled in the social life in
the growing American colony of mili-
tary and civilian officials.
When special ceremonies were held
to commemorate the first anniversary of
the sinking of the battleship Maine, Will
and Mabel were there.
"The wreck in Havana harbor was a
grim reminder of the tragic catastrophe
that had taken place there," Mabel wrote
in her account of her war-time experi-
ences. "The American women in Cuba
decorated the twisted, rusty hulk that
had once been a splendid battleship
with flowers and flags. In a most im-
pressive memorial service the water
was strewn with flowers in memory of
the Americans who lost their lives in
that horrible way."
Meanwhile, back on Anna Maria
Island a birth and a death marked the
end of the eventful year of 1898.
Will's father, widower George
Emerson Bean, lived a lonely life on
Anna Maria during the war. Two of his
sons enlisted and other grown children
were involved in the conflict in various
ways. Only his youngest child, 17-year-
old Edith, remained on the Island.
Suffering a series of strokes, he was
taken to the hospital in Tampa in late
August, where the family gathered about
him. His favorite daughter Mary had
been estranged from her father for some
time he had disapproved of the man
she married. But at George's bedside
they were reconciled, and Mary prom-
ised to care for the Island homestead.
It was the evening of Sept. 1 when
Mary and Wilbur Hall arrived at Anna
Maria Island with their young baby
Edith. That night Mary went into pre-
mature labor and Wilbur delivered the
child, using a medical manual from his
father-in-law's library for guidance.
The tiny girl named Bertha was
never to see her grandfather. He died
three days after she came into the
world. The Halls would live on Anna
Maria Island for nearly a decade, rear-
ing five children here.
In the wake of the war the U.S.
government decided to establish Fort
Dade on Egmont Key to protect Tampa
Bay from attack by foreign powers. It
was a fortunate decision for the Halls
and other Island settlers. They sup-
ported their families by selling produce
to the fort until it was closed in 1922
- its guns never having fired on an
a new series,
Life at Fort Dade
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Curbside recycling could save millions: McClash
By Pat Copeland
At a press conference last week, Manatee County
Commissioner Joe McClash unveiled a curbside recy-
cling plan he said would save residents nearly $10
million per year over a plan currently being considered
by the county.
The county commission is in negotiations with
Amerecycle, a company that uses the mixed solid waste
(MSW) method of recycling. In this method, all garbage
and recyclables are placed in cans at curbside and taken
to a plant where the recyclables are then sorted out by
hand. The remaining garbage is shredded and spread out
to cure. Once the curing process is completed, the result-
ing material is bagged and sold as compost.
McClash has steadfastly opposed this plan for nu-
merous reasons including the unproven technology of
the MSW method, the long term (20 year) contract
being sought by Amerecycle, the cost, the environmen-
tal impact of the compost, the contamination of,
recyclables, the odor resulting from the MSW method,
health risks for plant employees who sort the garbage
and the financial condition of the vendor.
The purpose of the press conference was to present
the cost of a source separated curbside program devel-
oped by his staff after two years of research, said
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McClash. Staff members used figures from the
county's computers that were verified by the county's
staff. He also refuted cost comparisons between the
MSW method and a curbside plan that were recently
presented by representatives of Amerecycle.
"I believe the information that was presented by
Amerecycle the other week was highly inflated and not
really based on the actual costs that are available," he
explained. "That's my purpose here today to chal-
lenge and question those who came up with those fig-
ures so we can give the public the accurate information
In Amerecycle's presentation, he said, the number of
city and county households was inflated by 25,857 and the
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ages, curbside recycling would cost $1.92 per household
monthly versus $3.83 presented by Amerecycle.
Based on $1.92 per household, McClash said the
annual cost for residential curbside recycling would be
$1,182,996 in the unincorporated county and $507,894
in the cities for a total of $1,690,860. Adding to that the
annual commercial cost of $50,000 would result in a
total of $1,740,860. Amerecycle's annual cost, based
on 163,800 tons of garbage per year multiplied by a
tipping fee of $68.43 per ton, would be $11,208,834.
The annual savings would be $9,467,974, he said.
If that is multiplied by 20 years, the length of the con-
tract sought by Amerecycle, the savings would be ap-
"I see this as a viable plan we can move toward,"
he noted. "This is my perception of what we should be
doing because of the uncertainty of waste technology."
McClash suggested a pilot program of curbside
recycling, which would require a short term commit-
ment versus a 20 year contract. It would also meet the
state recycling mandate's good faith requirement.
"We'll never know what this community has to offer
if we don't try the least costly method first," he stressed.
"There's a lot of people in this community who would like
to see a newspaper recycled into more paper, not recycled
into compost that might wind up in the landfill."
Many residents at the press conference asked
McClash how to bring his plan to the attention of the
county commission. He said the first move must come
from residents asking the board to consider the plan.
The board could then direct the staff to study the plan.
A copy of the plan was sent to the acting county admin-
istrator and to staff members, he said.
"The driving force in the recycling issue should be
the community," he noted.
In order for the board to take the next step and seek
presentations from recyclers, he said, negotiations with
Amerecycle would have to be closed and vendors in-
vited to make presentations to the board.
McClash said there would be another public hearing
on the Amerecycle contract but no date has been set, ac-
cording to the county administrator's office. A date for a
commission vote on the contract has not been set.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 2, 1995 M PAGE 9 jj3
to close on A-1
By Pat Copeland
On Feb. 7, the Holmes Beach Planning Commis-
sion plans to make a decision on a request from
moteliers in the A-1 district to increase the density from
10 to 28 units per acre.
The district extends from the Martinique condo-
miniums at 52nd Street to 74th Street, from Gulf Drive
to the water. It is classified as multi-family residential/
seasonal tourist with a density of 10 units per acre.
Members will also discuss a reply from City Attor-
ney Patricia Petruff to their question of whether the
density change can include existing motels only. The
board received a reply prior to its meeting last week but
felt it needed some time to digest the contents of
Petruff 's letter before holding a discussion.
"It is my opinion that the comprehensive plan des-
ignation for this district can be changed from the cur-
rent designation to a multi-use designation," wrote
Petruff outlined the following options for achiev-
ing the change:
Determine the total acreage within the district and
establish acceptable percentages for each type of use to
Assign each use in the district to a specific geo-
Delineate the permitted uses in the district and allow
the city council the discretion to make the decision on how
much of each type of use would be appropriate.
"Under the options I described, the use of percent-
ages for each type of use would place the existing motel
owners on an equal footing with all other owners lo-
cated within the district," noted Petruff.
The planning commission meets at 2 p.m.
200-plus-pound turtle found dead on beach
As Chuck Shumard, head of the local turtle watchers, looked this turtle over for signs of what might have
killed it, he said it saddens him to see this. "You just think of all the baby turtles this turtle could have pro-
duced. The turtle, discovered dead last week on the beach in the 700 block of North Shore Drive in Anna
Maria, showed no evidence of distress or propeller damage. It was removed and buried by city workers.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Islander to be honored at All Island
An Islander, who has not yet been named, will be
honored Feb. 5 when he or she is presented the Myron
Bunnell Award at All Island Denominations' (AID)
annual ecumenical service. The award, which in the
words of an AID spokesman is given to "a community
volunteer who has gone above and beyond the call of
duty," will be presented by the Rev. Frank Hutchison,
pastor of Roser Memorial Cdommunity Church. The
award is named for the late Rev. Myron Bunnell of
Harvey Memorial Church, who was one of the
founders of AID.
The service will begin at 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church. The seven Island churches have all
been invited to participate, says Gloria Dei's pastor, the
Rev. Dan Kilts. Fr. Don Baier of St. Bernard Catholic
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City of Bradenton Beach to apply for another state
grant for improvements near Bridge Street.
The engineering, architectural, planning or grant-
writing firms will be interviewed and evaluated this
week by a three-member selection panel. The panel's
selections will be presented to the city council in a
special meeting Feb. 2 for final approval.
The city hopes to receive another grant for
$500,000 from the Florida Department of Community
Affairs in a category called the Community Develop-
ment Block Grant program.
Although the work to be done with the grant -
if the city receives the funds is not yet determined,
officials have indicated renovations to the fishing pier
and development of a commercial parking lot on First
Street North, as well as sidewalks along that street and
Third Street South, may be possible targets for the
Selection panel members are Councilman John
Kaufmann, businessman Mike Norman and Commu-
nity Redevelopment Agency Chairman Clem Dryden.
The firms to be Interviewed include:
Richard Fawley Architects in conjunction with
Swan, Moody and Associates; Larson Engineering;
and Clark, Roumelis and Associates, Inc. The group
was responsible for Bradenton Beach's last success-
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Clark, Roumelis and Associates also submitted
an individual proposal.
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Drawing, pastel and watercolor
classes at guild
Pastel artist Pegg Potter will offer classes in draw-
ing and pastel for a six-week session on Fridays be-
ginning Friday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..
The cost is $50.
Barbara Singer continues to teach her on-going
watercolor class on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $45 for
a five-week session.
To register and for information call the Artists
Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach at 778-6694.
Call for Art League's schedule of
The Anna Maria Island Art League's new winter
class schedule is out.
The league has a wide variety of classes, work-
shops and demonstrations to choose from. Many
classes are offered on a weekly basis.
Stop by the league at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, for call 778-2099 for more information.
Guild Gallery show features
Porcelain artist Helen DeForge has opened a dis-
play of her hand-painted china at the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center,
The public is invited to review the exhibit.
For information call 778-6694.
Ceramic exhibit opens at league
The life-long ceramics works by Lillian Goldfarb
will be featured in an exhibit at the Anna Maria Island
Art League, Holmes Beach. The opening reception
will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
Call 778-2099 for information.
Sea Monsters Emerge at Mote
On Monday, Feb. 6, Mote Marine Laboratory will
welcome artist Richard Ellis who is a renowned
painter of marine natural history subjects. His paint-
Jamal S. Nagamia.
Community Programs Consulting, Inc.
Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc.
Aim Engineering and Surveying, Inc.
Kaufmann said the evaluation process will deal
with the categories of administration, planning and en-
gineering. The deadline for submitting the grant appli-
cation to Tallahassee is March 28.
The selection committee tabled a request by
Bradenton Beach architects Emily Anne Smith and
Tom Eatman to re-advertise the project. The architects
said "since architects were not included in the first
advertisement, shift all architectural projects into the
anticipated second grant of $500,000 and re-advertise
for professional architectural services" in a letter to the
"It should be noted that of the eight or so submit-
tals, only one architectural firm applied," Eatman &
Smith's letter continued. "This should indicate to the
city that the applicants knew nothing of an architectural
requirement. To select only one architect who submit-
ted in this first advertisement certainly would not be in
keeping with the spirit of the competitive negotiations
act endorsed by the city and the State of Florida."
Dryden said he would ask Tallahassee officials if
Eatman & Smith's request could be honored, but selec-
tion committee members agreed an additional proposal
would probably not be accepted.
"Please don't make the call if you believe it may
hurt this grant," Smith said.
Dryden said he would have an answer to the ques-
tion by the end of this week.
Threads of Oriental art
Anna Maria Artists Guild Gallery members Mercedes
Thornburg, left, and Pegg Potter display an embroi-
dered Japanese wedding kimono. Oriental embroidery
on silk and an antique collection of fine oriental
paintings will be the subject of a program given by Zoe
Von Averkamp at the Artists Guild Gallery on Monday,
Feb. 6, at 7p.m. Elaborate Mandarin collars, silk
pictures and Japanese wedding kimonos, modeled by
Guild members, will also be featured Refreshments will
be served at 6:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 5414
Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
The public is invited to attend
ings have been published in "National Geographic,"
"Audubon" and "Science Digest."
The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin-
Selby Education Center at Mote, 1600 Thompson Park-
Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for students ages
4 to 17. Information, call 388-4441, ext. 567.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 2, 1995 M PAGE 11 i]]
Island Community Center winter _I__"____
1995 activity schedule E.I MpllHM
Before- and after-school care TLC (time for
learning creatively) provides transportation to and from
Anna Maria Elementary School, a healthful snack and
activities galore supervised by a super staff. For grades
kindergarten through 5th. TLC also includes the Dis-
covery Program (see below under Counseling and Sup-
Dance lessons Miss Lisa Gallo (745-2968)
teaches the following dance classes:
Jazz/acrobats For ages 5-6 on Mondays at 4
p.m.; 7-9-year-olds on Mondays at 5 p.m.; 10 to 12-
year-olds on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.; 13 years and up
on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Tap/acrobats For ages 3-4 on Tuesdays at 4
p.m.; 7 to 9-year-olds on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.; 10 to 12-
year-olds on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Ballet. 7 to 9-year-olds on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
Tennis lessons Roy McChesney instructs chil-
dren (free of charge) Fridays at 4:30 p.m.
Flag football For ages 11-16. Season runs
Teen basketball For ages 13-16.
Teen activities Friday nights beginning at 6 p.m.
Teen girls Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
Little League Call the Center for information
about playing next season. Registration will be con-
tinue through Feb. 4, with mandatory tryouts on Feb.
4 and 11.
Computertots For ages 3 to 5. Held Tuesdays,
from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. More information can be obtained
by calling the Center.
Computer Explorers For children between 6
and 10 years old. Held Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tae Kwon Do classes For ages 5 and up, this
class meets Mondays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m., with a second session from 7:30 p.m. to 9
p.m. Call 778-7599 or the Center for more information.
Adult Tap Taught by instructor Lisa Gallo
(745-2968), the class meets Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
Gentle aerobics Instructor is Tanya Slack,
795-4799. The classes meet Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and
Friday at 9 a.m.
Koffee Klatch dances Through March, every
second and fourth Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Bridge Club Regular bridge, and all are wel-
come. Meets Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Travel club Meets the first and third Thursday
of each month at 9:30 a.m.
Writing to Publish Instructor is freelance
writer Helen Nettleton, 951-6940. Meets Tuesdays at
9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call the Center for class reser-
Women's club Meets first Wednesday of each
Sewing/crafts Create and socialize with Naomi
Vaught, 722-9774. Meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Line dancing For guys and gals, no partner
needed. Meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. for one hour. In-
structor is Tanya Slack, 795-4799.
Intermediate line dancing with some country/
western Bunny Burton (747-5416) teaches it on
Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Runs through Mar.
24. No partner needed.
Anna Maria Chess Club All are welcome.
Meets Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
Chess club Meets Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
Open basketball Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to
Open volleyball Tuesdays from 8:15 p.m. to
Tennis play Adult round-robin matches ev-
ery weekday from 8 am to 10 a.m. Pay daily, or be-
come a tennis member.
Tennis lessons Roy McChesney instructs
adults (free of charge), Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Oil painting Monday's from 10 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. A ten-week session started Jan. 9.
Oil/pastels Class is instructed by Karen
Drummond (753-9017), and meets Wednesdays from
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The ten-week session begins Jan. 25.
AMI Forever Young The Community
Center's social organization for active retired people.
Meets the second Monday of every month at 12:30
p.m. Call the Center for details.
o Yoga Meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m. For men and
women at beginner and intermediate levels, the class
is instructed by Dolce Little, who can be reached at
778-2081. A four-week session began Jan. 31.
Programs for the entire family
Low-impact aerobics For all ages, classes
meet Tuesdays 7:15 to 8:15; Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m and from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.; and on
Saturday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Counseling and support groups
(Note: All counseling calls and appointments are
strictly confidential. Call the Center and ask for a
Family Foundations First A program provid-
ing community resources to families at risk and ex-
Family counseling Free and confidential in-
dividual and group counseling for children, teens,
adults and seniors based on assessed needs.
Youth family counseling Licensed mental
health counselors are available free of charge by ap-
Adult and family counseling Licensed men-
tal health counselors are available free of charge by
o Women's peer counseling Volunteer female
peer counselors trained in listening and referral skills
offering support to women in distress. Call the Cen-
ter for details.
Teen girls Meet Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
Teen group Focusing on self-esteem and
problems relating to daily teen life.
The Discovery Program Nationally recognized
curriculum focusing on problem solving, including
avoidance of alcohol, drugs, physical and sexual abuse.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is a non-
profit organization located at 407 Magnolia Ave. in
Anna Maria. Phone 778-1908.
Time to get
New officers of Roser
Church Women's Guild
were recently installed
by Rev. Frank
Hutchison. The officers
are, left to right, Mary
Seine, treasurer; Mar-
Clara Schoellig, secre-
tary; Peggy Nash, first
dent, with Rev.
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Island Democratic Club
to meet Feb. 6
Manatee County Commissioner Gwen Brown will
speak at the annual dinner meeting of the Anna Maria
Island Democratic Club on Monday, Feb. 6, at the
Anchorage Restaurant, Anna Maria City.
Brown was newly elected in November and will
speak on "First Impressions of the Role of a County
The meeting will be the organization's annual busi-
ness meeting. New officers will be elected.
Tickets for dinner are $10 per person. A cash bar
will begin the social period at 5:30 p.m., followed by
dinner at 6 p.m. and the speaker at 7 p.m. Reservations
can be made by calling the Anchorage at 778-9611.
Winners in the Jan. 28 horseshoe games were
George Landraitis and Billy Tucker.
Runners-up were Harry Freeman and Al Norman.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Dr.
Put on your (ballroom)
Foxtrot, anyone? How about a nice rumba? If that
sounds like your style, be sure to put the twice-monthly
Koffee Klatch Ballroom Dances on your calendar.
Every second and fourth Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, you
can dance to the sounds of the Bob Lopiccolo Trio. It
only costs $2.50 per person, and more information can
be obtained by calling the Center at 778-1908.
Harvey Memorial dedicates
stained glass window
Harvey Memorial Church in Bradenton Beach will
hold a special service on Sunday, Feb. 5, to dedicate a
new stained glass window in the church.
The window was specially designed to honor Dr.
Clement Walker who has been the pastor of the church
for the past 11 years.
The service is at 10:30 a.m. A light lunch will be
served immediately following the service.
The public is invited to attend.
Rotary offers crime
The Anna Maria Rotary Club will meet at Crabby
Bill's Restaurant, Holmes Beach, on Monday, Feb. 6,
at 6:15 p.m.
John O'Connor from Metro Crime Prevention of
Florida will offer up-to-date information on personal
All Rotarians are invited to attend.
Register now for classes at
Island doll shop
Anything Goes Dolls & Bears will offer two bear-
making classes in February.
On Sunday, Feb. 12, Linda Mead will instruct be-
ginner bear makers at the Bradenton Auditorium, 100
10th St. W., Bradenton. The cost is $58 per person and
includes instruction, materials and lunch.
Intermediate bear-making instruction will take
place on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Bradenton Audito-
rium from 10 to 4 p.m. The cost of $68 per person in-
cudes instruction, materials and lunch.
Class size is limited. Register by calling Anything
Goes, Inc., at 778-4456.
Pancakes to be served
at St. Bernard Sunday
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach will
hold a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The cost is $2.50 for adults and $1 for children. The
meal includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee.
A homemade bake sale will also be offered.
Eleanor Tout was incorrectly identified in a photo
of the Women's Club presidents in last week's Is-
Garden club holds
The Island Garden Club will hold its annual
fundraising sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Anna Maria
Elementary School, Holmes Beach.
Plants, baked goods, men's and women's clothes,
furniture and household items will be available.
Proceeds will support the organization's scholarship
programs at Manatee Vo-Tech, Anna Maria Community
Center, Anna Maria Elementary, the Friends of the Island
Branch Library and All Island Denominations.
Peer counselors wanted
by Island Center
The Island Community Center is looking for adults
interested in being trained as peer counselors.
Peer counselors are caring, non-judgmental volun-
teers who are trained to listen, offer support and encour-
agement, and to make referrals to other support agencies
when needed. A person's own life experiences can be
valuable assets in making a good peer counselor.
Training for this volunteer service position will in-
volve eight half-day work sessions over an eight-week
period. The sessions will focus on effective listening and
will utilize a variety of resource people.
Those interested in participating in the training are
asked to call the center between 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, at 778-1908 as soon as possible.
Meet former Iowa
congressman at Brain gym
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. retired six-term Iowa
congressman Berkley Bedell will speak on how he
healed himself of prostate cancer and Lyme Disease
using alternative methods. Information, call 778-5990.
Cronkhite to speak to
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
on Monday, Feb. 6 at 10:15 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Alice Cronkhite who will
speak on "Expanding Opportunities for Christian Writing."
Visitors are welcome. For information call Kay
Pruden at 778-6879 or Myrtle Moreton at 729-2399.
Cards hosted by guild
St. Bernard Ladies Guild will host its annual card
party on Tuesday, Feb. 14., from noon to 3 p.m. in the
activity center of the church located at 248 S. Harbor
Dr., Holmes Beach.
A light lunch of chicken salad, cranberry mold,
rolls and dessert will be served.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchase by calling 778-
5432 or 778-4769.
Cuttin' it up for
Islanders Marg Soeffker,
left, and Louise Harris
f, prepare cuttings to be
given away at the Anna
Maria Island Beautifica-
tion Committee's "Plant
Festival." The festival
will be held in the
parking area of Island
Foods, Holmes Beach,
from 8 a.m. to noon on
Saturday, Feb. 11. The
public is invited to bring
excess plants, planters,
garden supplies and
Garden tools to share at
the "give-away booth.
Expert advice on plants
and planting will be
available and a coconut
palm will be raffled off.
Individuals or businesses
who wish to sell or
i' donate garden items can
offers scholarship for
The Manatee County Medical Education Founda-
tion, Inc., a non-profit corporation sponsored by the
Manatee County Medical Society and the Manatee
County Medical Society Alliance, is offering scholar-
ship for students interested in majoring in medicine,
nursing and certain other health-related fields.
Scholarships will be awarded in the amounts from
$500 to $2,000. The selection of the recipients will be
based on scholarship, character, financial need and'
Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have
legal residency in Manatee County for the past two
years, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in scholastic work
and, if graduating from high school this year, be in the
upper third of his or her class. Children and relatives of
Medical Society and Alliance members are not eligible.
Applications must be submitted by May 1. Appli-
cations may be obtained by writing to the Manatee
County Medical Education Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box
1564, Bradenton, FL 34206.
location of Thieves' Market
The Anna Maria Island Privateers' Thieves' Mar-
ket will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. in the parking area of Crabby Bill's Restaurant,
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
This is a location change from prior announcements.
Market spaces are available for $10 each.
The Privateers, a non-profit organization, will use
the proceeds for its scholarship program which helps
young people attend Manatee Community College.
To reserve a space call 778-5934.
Chamber welcomes new
The Anna Maria Island Chamber welcomes the
following businesses to the organization: RE/MAX
Gulfstream Realty, Holmes Beach; Dolphin Daycare &
Preschool, Inc., Holmes Beach; Island Inn Restaurant,
Bradenton Beach; Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs,
Bradenton; Stem to Stern Boat Care, Holmes Beach;
and Island Taxi, Holmes Beach.
Episcopal Church Women
meet Feb. 2
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation, Holmes Beach, will meet on Thursday,
Feb. 2, at 10:15 a.m. in Lowe Hall of the church.
Catherine White will present a program entitled
"Our Stained Glass Windows."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 2, 1995 1 PAGE 13 ID
Deadline near to file for
Taxpayers who desire to pay their 1995 real estate
taxes by installment must obtain an application from the
Manatee County Tax Collector prior to May 1, and return
the application to the Tax Collector no later than May 1.
Florida Law requires that the taxpayer's estimated
taxes must be more than $100 in order to participate in
the Installment Payment Plan.
Once a taxpayer has elected to participate in the
Installment Payment Plan, by paying the first quarterly
payment on or before June 30 or having it postmarked
no later than June 30, taxpayers are required to con-
tinue participation for the remainder of the tax year.
Re-application is not necessary if the taxpayer par-
ticipated in the plan for the 1994 tax year.
This information was provided by Manatee County
Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr. at 741-4800.
Tax seminars at Island
The State of Florida Department of Revenue will
conduct two seminars on Florida Intangible Tax at
the Island Branch Library on Friday, Feb. 10, at
10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Walker-Swift Meeting
Room of the library.
Materials will be provided.
Seating is limited and pre-registration for both pro-
grams may be done by stopping by the Branch Library
or by calling 778-6341.
Free tax preparation help
at Branch Library
Taxpayers can obtain basic, free assistance in pre-
paring their tax returns from the American Association
SHARE the good work
How would you like to help your community through volunteer work and get some fresh groceries at bargain
prices? Well, become a member of SHARE, a program operated through the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, and you'll be able to do just that. For two hours of volunteer service and a donation of $14, you'll
receive 30 pounds of groceries including everything from chicken, crab and pork to green beans, lettuce and
broccoli. Pictured is SHARE volunteer Gale Carter, right, receiving a bag of potatoes from Liva Flesner, a
fellow SHARE volunteer. To learn more about the program, call the Center at 778-1908.
for Retired Persons on Wednesday mornings from
10:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
The service is free, confidential and participants do
not have to be AARP members.
Participants should bring a copy of their 1993 tax
return and their 1994 records. For Florida Intangible
Tax, bring fund prospectus.
Assistance is limited to forms 1040, 1040A,
1040EZ, Schedules A, B, D, R, ES, SE, 2119 Sale
of Home, 2441 Credit for Child and Dependent Care,
Earned Income Credit and Florida Intangibles Tax.
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V Born in Manatee Memorial
Hospital, May 10, 1959
Lifelong resident of
VLiving in childhood home, one
of Anna Maria's oldest and
most historic houses
V Married to Marie, by
The Rev. Frank Hutchison
V The Ratliffs attend Roser
Memorial Community Church
SThree years at Manatee
Community College; Associate
in Science Degree awarded
magna cum laude; Member
Phi Theta Kappa national
Anna Maria Commissioner
"'7 have a good rapport with both mayoral
candidates, Max Znika and Dottie
McChesney. For effective city government,
I promise to work closely with the winner
in their election."- Mark Ratliff
Knows city government
V Newspaper reporter for 14
years with Island publications
V Has attended over 500 city
commission and council
meetings on the Island
V Former editor of two Island
/ Recipient of The Florida Press
Club's Award for Best Public
Service, in recognition of his
efforts which resulted in a city
ordinance aimed at increasing
safety on the water for boaters
and swimmers alike
V Often praised by Island
community leaders for his
professional and personal
contributions toward furthering
Island charitable projects
GOALS AND ISSUES
(1) Promise to follow former Mayor
Simches' excellent example of
strong, diplomatic leadership.
(2) Commit to the guiding principle
that all city commission decisions
shall be made to protect the interests
of the City and its residents, this to
be accomplished by strict adherence
to the law.
(3) Endorse and support the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, and
assist its fine director, Pierrette Kelly,
in realizing its mission.
(4) Support business to ensure that
the interests of commerce and a
residential community complement
(5) Encourage all candidates for
Anna Maria public office to provide a
complete resume for the voters, and
insist that all applicants for city jobs
do the same.
Pd. Pol. Adv.
Paid for by the Campaign Account of Mark Ratliff
Bill Warren, campaign chairman
Ellen Marshall, co-chair
John Bacich, treasurer
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Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley:
a woman of vision in Bradenton Beach
By Joy Courtney
Some might say former Islander Beulah Hooks
Hannah Tingley was a woman before her time. For
today's women, she was a person whose beliefs lead to
action which pioneered the power of women from
the voting booth to the U. S. Supreme Court.
"Beulah," as she liked to be addressed, was one
woman who over the course of her life chipped a stone
off the rock of the hardened concept of equal rights for
women: a pebble, easily forgotten.
But that won't happen.
Soon ground will be broken for the Tingley Library
in Bradenton Beach to be built with money bequeathed
to the city by Beulah for only that purpose. But, after
the ribbon-cutting, and our great-great-grandchildren
go rushing off to the "library" to finish a report, who
will remember Beulah? We all will.
Beulah Rebecca Hooks was born August 29,1893,
into the Lakeland, Florida, pioneer family of Thomas
Jefferson and Louella Hulsey Hook who chose to raise
their family in the nearby community of Clermont.
Along with her six siblings, Alton, Lloyd, Nellie,
Mamie, Hulsey and Tommy, Beulah experienced life
as a daughter of a citrus farmer as well as two activists;
her father served in the Florida Legislature from 1893
to 1895 and her mother was a pioneer in her own right
- she was the first teacher in Clermont.
Beulah's first of many reported accomplishments
appeared in the October 20, 1910, issue of The Courier
Informant, a Polk County newspaper published in
Bartow. At age 16, she addressed the twentieth annual
reunion of the Florida Division United Confederate
Veterans held in Bartow.
Joy Courtney was the first editor of The Islander
Bystander. Having retired from that position for busi-
ness interests and a personal life as well, Joy is cur-
rently special liaison to Anna Maria Island Elementary
School, reporting and photographing their activities
for the newspaper.
Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley, benefactress of the
new library in Bradenton Beach
In a clear, loud and resounding voice, a voice soon
to become a major political contributor, she said in part
to the gathered veterans, "There is not a soldier among
you but that has suffered all the pains of cold and hun-
ger or lain awake at night on the frozen ground with the
stars shining overhead, thinking with anguish of loved
ones at home.
"There is not a soldier among you but that, when
the war was over, with a courage too high for mortal
conception, went to work and rebuilt and helped to re-
build our whole beautiful Southland as it is today.
"We of the younger generation cannot conceive
of the depths of your nobleness. It is too wonderful
In a world without microphones, Beulah continued
to develop her oratorical talents winning state recogni-
tion in her high school days.
She married John B. Hannah (year unknown), an
employee of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. From his
obituary dated November 13, 1941, it is assumed he
and Beulah moved to Tampa from Lakeland in 1939.
Being the woman behind the man, as she was,
Beulah took her oratorical talents as well as her active
interest in the Democratic Party with her.
The Daily Sun Gainsville, Florida, dateline May
29, 1932, reports Beulah's previous activity within the
Democratic party from which the highlight of her po-
litical career would blossom.
The article read, "Mrs. Beulah Hooks Hannah of
Lakeland, one of the outstanding workers for the
Democratic party in Florida, has recently announced
her candidacy for delegate from the state at large to the
National Democratic Convention. Mrs. Hannah is a
native Floridian and has, ever since women were given
the right to vote, been active in behalf of the party. In
the memorable campaign of 1928, she was drafted by
the national executive committee as a campaign
speaker and at that time became known all over Florida
for her forceful speeches in behalf of the national
Democratic ticket Those who heard her at that time say
she eloquently presented the true and tried principles
of the Democratic party in a most effective way."
Beulah not only won the delegate seat, but was
given the honor of seconding the 1932 Democratic
"The honor of seconding the nomination of Franklin
D. Roosevelt by the Florida delegation will fall to Mrs.
Beulah Hooks Hannah, it was decided at a conference of
the delegation in Jacksonville," according to the Lakeland
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Ledger & Star Telegram, June 21, 1932.
Wearing a small, brown straw hat, the forerunner
of her trademark wide-brimmed hats, Beulah addressed
the 1932 National Democratic Convention. According
to an article written by Arthur Brisbane which appeared
in The Washington, D.C, Herald on July 1, 1932, "Mrs.
Beulah Hook Hannah, of Florida, in a voice that com-
bines the qualities of Stentor and Bourke Cockran, is
honored to second the nomination of Roosevelt No
man here has spoken better than she speaks. Roosevelt
opponents try, but cannot drown her voice."
As reported by the Permanent Chairman of the
convention, Beulah resounded, "Mr. Chairman, fellow
Democrats: In the name of the great State of Florida,
which embraces inhabitants of every state in the Union,
it is my honor to second the nomination of Honorable
Franklin D. Roosevelt (boos and applause) for Presi-
dent of these United States, a man whose entire record
of public service shows a sympathy and an understand-
ing of the needs of the great masses of people of this
country. A man who remembers the forgotten man. A
man who really cares whether the farmers of this coun-
try get a decent living for their arduous toil, and the
man who really cares for the health and the happiness
of the little children of our country.
"With this great human leader at the head of the
Democratic party, the party of the people, we will win
a sweeping victory In November, and these sad, long,
lean years that we are now passing through will seem
but a nightmare in the light of a better day and a better
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As she waited to attend the party's 1944 National
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was captured in the Tampa Sunday Tribune of July 2,
1944. In the article sub-titled, "Women at Peace
Table," she is quoted, "Rulers of the various nations
undoubtedly will make the agreements on the terms of
armistice, but among those who work out the plans
should be women.
"In fact, I see no reason why there should not be
equal representation of men and women at the peace-
planning table, for women have as great, or greater, a
stake in peace the sons they bear.
"I don't believe war ever will be averted until
women all over the world take an intelligent interest
and active part in government."
When her national political life ended, Beulah re-
turned to manage her family's citrus groves in Lake-
land, but still found herself as the only woman in the
area fighting for growers' rights.
As a documented activist and senior citizen one
who also found time over the years to write a collec-
tion of short stories and poems submitted to such pe-
riodicals of the day and today as The Atlantic Monthly
or Jack and Jill Beulah chose to retire on Anna
When she was a child, her family would come to
the Island often to fish. So, with many childhood
memories to sustain her, as well as an inbred love of the
sport, Beulah settled in Bradenton Beach.
It was on one of many deep sea fishing trips while
she was in her late 60s or early 70s that Beulah met, and
ultimately married, Harvey Tingley, a retired farmer
from Ohio. After he passed away, she continued to live
in Bradenton Beach, and later, for unknown reasons,
suddenly moved to Holmes Beach. From a relative's
recollection, "she wanted a change."
Another love of Beulah's reading led to her
donation for a library. "She loved her books," said her
niece, Anne Friedt of Bradenton Beach, "and they did not
have a reading room. She always said she was going to
leave money so people could have a place to read."
And so she did. Beulah left a trust of $450,000 for
just that purpose; a legacy compiled from the sale of
property in Lakeland and from successful dabbling in
the stockmarket (Kodak and Gillette were her favorite
investments) which was, according to her family, the
source of the majority of her money.
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In the mid 1970s, Beulah continued her activism in
various causes, but now with a pen. Her memoir ma-
terials are full of letters to the editor of the Manatee
Times (1976) touting her opinion about the problems
of New York City down to pointing out a local, small
feminist injustice" ... County Court instructs men to
wear coats and ties but doesn't tell women what to wear
except for banning pant suits. Could it be that he thinks
to deny spectators the sight of women's legs flashing
from mini-skirts and slit-skirts would be cruelty to
What a gal!
Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley passed away on
April 7, 1986, at the age of 92. Based on a collection
of reports from family and caregivers, Beulah's end can
be pictured with a libation at her side and a cigarette in
the ashtray both reflective of her strong "my way"
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It takes more than a little plaster to keep Melissa down
Being confined to a cast from the waist down for
months is not something most people would find enjoy-
able, but 7-year-old Melissa Wolfe is making the best
of it. Born with a dislocated hip that was not diagnosed
until recently, Melissa underwent surgery a week be-
fore Christmas and has been in a cast ever since.
The Holmes Beach first grader speaks directly to
the matter when asked what is the problem with her left
"I limped," she says.
That's not something you expect to see in an oth-
erwise healthy child, and the persistence of Melissa's
difficulty in walking led her parents to search for a
doctor who could determine why.
"When she was born her hip was dislocated it
was out of the socket," says Fidele Wolfe, Melissa's
mother. "They really should have found out about it
during her six-week checkup, but they didn't discover
it. When she got to kindergarten she was limping. I
took her to the doctor and nobody could figure out what
was wrong with her."
First grade came and Melissa was still limping.
A new doctor, Dr. Vega, made the diagnosis -
congenital dislocation of the hip. Finally knowing why
Melissa limped, the family now had encouraging news
how to correct the problem.
"We took her to Shriner's Hospital in Tampa, and
they gave her an operation where they put the hip back
in place," Mrs. Wolfe says. Doctors put some pins in
and six weeks later, on Jan. 26, they took the pins out.
"She should be out of the cast in another month or
two," Mrs. Wolfe says, explaining that Melissa will
then have to go through physical therapy to regain the
strength in her legs that was lost during the time she
was confined and unable to walk.
Although the Wolfes are happy that their
daughter's problem has been cured, they are concerned
about the possibility of some long-term complications
arising from the unusually late diagnosis of Melissa's
"Because she walked on it for so long, it wore the
bone away, so one of her legs ended up shorter than the
other," Mrs. Wolfe says. She says when Melissa is
about 18 she may have to have surgery to lengthen the
leg. In the meantime, Melissa will have to wear a lift
in her shoe.
Despite her temporary handicap, Melissa maintains
a very positive attitude toward her ordeal, pointing out
that there are advantages to being a child who spends
her waking hours in a wheelchair and can't go to
"I get to watch lots of movies," Melissa says, not-
ing that her favorite is "The Nightmare Before Christ-
mas." She giggles like any little girl and breaks into a
wheelchair-shaking laughter when the reporter points
out the irony of that title in relation to Melissa's surgery
having taken place on Dec. 15.
Other than getting to watch a lot of movies, Mel-
issa says there are other advantages to not being able
to get around too easily.
"Oh yeah, yeah!" she says. "It's comfortable it's
like 'Richie Rich,'" she says, referring to the popular
movie about a spoiled rich boy.
"She's got all the servants she needs," says Mrs.
The worst part of being in the cast is obvious.
"I can't walk that's the only bad problem,"
Although Melissa doesn't get out as much as she used
to, her friends haven't forgotten the path to her home. Her
faithful companion is her 7-year-old cousin, Thea
Longton, and her fellow Brownie Scouts and classmates
from Mrs. Mannino's room have also made quite an ef-
fort to let Melissa know she's being thought of.
Cast her a line
For a while, Melissa
Wolfe, 7, will be in a
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confined to a below-the-
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Melissa says she's
making the best of the
situation and enjoys the
opportunity to see a lot of
S movies, but she'd really
love to have a bunch of
pen pals to help pass the
h time until she's back on
her feet. See the story for
Figuratively covering her in love and kindness,
Melissa's Brownie troop made a quilt and sent it to her.
"That's what made her cheer up the most when she
was in the hospital," Mrs. Wolfe says. "Her Brownie
troop made it, they signed it and hugged it, and then
they had all the kids in her classroom hug it and sign
In addition to the hug-quilt, Melissa's friends at
Anna Maria Elementary School made a bunch of get-
well cards for her. Even though the cards, made from
pink construction paper, make quite a stack, Melissa
says she wouldn't mind receiving more mail to keep
her company until she's back on the street, riding her
bicycle just like she used to do.
"Oh, yes!" Melissa says enthusiastically when
asked if she'd like those cards and letters to keep com-
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Greg Ortiz of Orlando was the hit of the show with
his "show girl" dolls. The Vegas-looking show girls,
complete with jewels and feathers, carried pricey
tags of $1,900 to $2,995. Following their brief
showing in Anna Maria, Ortiz's creations were
bound for a New York City show, where Pedota says
they're sure to sell. He is pictured among fans and
creations, opposite middle photo.
Carmen Pedota, owner of Anythi
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Not just a doll show though, this shc
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by Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
A muscle in your face has started to twitch. Your
eyes are rolling back inside your head. Foam is begin-
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Calm down. You haven't been bitten by a rabid
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What's hot and
By Bonner Presswood
Hot sauce is the current rage.
From Duffy's Tavern to the Manatee County
Fair, you find folks "trying on" hot sauces. In case
you've been buried under a rock for awhile, or up
north, hot is hot.
In the interest of trivial pursuits, you may wish to
note that salsa took the lead over ketchup in condiment
sales a couple of years ago.
At Duffy's, they have the "home-grown" variety.
Labeled "Island Brew," it's stirred up by one of the
regular customers, Steve. They serve it and sell it at
Duffy's with a warning.
A few week's ago Peggy Geyer (she runs Duffy's
when Mom/proprietress/Holmes Beach Commissioner
Pat Geyer is out running city government) was sam-
SCARY CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE
1st Place: Jimmy Bonaiuto
2nd Place: Anita Ray
3rd Place: Rowdy Pettinato, Casey Wadlow
Honorable Mention: Ashley RichardsTracey Lunergan
1st Place: Jesse Ferguson*
2nd Place: Lyndsey Garrot*
3rd Place Ann Belt
Special thanks go to King Middle School Sci-
ence Teacher and Fair Coordinator Dave Ferguson
for compiling the list of winners.
Congratulations one and all!
pling hot sauces with customers at the counter. She had
stopped at a hot spot in Palmetto where she picked up
several varieties of really hot stuff.
What you may recall as the "Jelly Factory Wel-
come Center" at U.S. 41 and 301 just north of the Pal-
metto city limits is into the hot stuff in a big way. The
large sign on the building now beckons you to stop in
at "Fiery Food Junction."
They produce and bottle five varieties
of "Da'ti Do-It" sauces, relish
their booth at the
Fair last week but the hot,
crispy pickles were by far the favorite.
You 1 1 have to head to the Fiery Food
Junction yourself for tasting of the 200 plus
other varieties. Among the hottest in the
collection are Dave's Insanity Sauce, Scorned
Woman, Capital Punish- ment, Last Rites and
Hellfire & Damnation.
They have some hot vari-eties of salsa and mus-
tard too, including Mustard from Hell and Ass Kickin'
Mustard. A popular, milder variety is Oak Hill Farm's
The shop includes the traditional Florida jellies -
guava, palmalito, key lime and green pepper and
some additional oddities. How about some hot Jelly
beans, hot peanuts or satisfying two cravings in one
with jalopefia filled chocolates?
The Fiery Food Junction is open weekdays from 9
to 5 and Saturday from 9 to 3. Head like you were go-
ing to the Skyway Bridge through downtown Palmetto
and when you get to the north side of town you'll find
them on the left.
Oh, and tell 'em we sent you.
Coming and going, going
Staff and friends of Gulf Drive Cafe gathered for
a surprise retirement party for Tony Pirillo, part-
owner and Tom Chipain's partner since they opened
in Jan. 1980. Perhaps Tony will have time to catch
some fish now.
Rumors are flying that a German pastry shop
will open soon in the former hardware store on
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. That should go
nicely with the coffeehouse across the street. Fresh
Chef Joe and his buffet team, formerly with Pete
Reynard's, then the Anchorage, and finally last
heard from at Crabby Bill's, have left Crabby's for
where we do not know.
Thankfully, the buffets live on in spite of the
coming and going.
One man's fortune
With gambling raids in Bradenton this week, six
bars were closed indefinitely, including a favorite of
Islanders, Club Olivers.
It's a boon to the Island establishments who are
already reporting an increase in business. Unfortu-
nately, the Super Bowl gambling raids put a lot of
good folks out of jobs. Like the band "Blindside,"
scheduled to play at Ace's on Cortez Road. Or the
"Saltwater Cowboys" who would have played this
weekend at Olivers. Anyone need a band?
Look for a new-to-the-Island band this weekend
at The Anchor Inn. Owner Bobby Tingler says he'll
give a try to a group that has quickly grown popu-
lar in Sarasota and came with a recommendation
from rocker John Prestia, "Sound & Fury." The fol-
lowing week, you get four nights of Lifeguard -
Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 8 to 11.
The Dry Dock has "Willy Steele" Thursday
through Saturday this week. They're mostly Island-
ers and mostly good music and lots of fun.
At D.Coy Ducks, look for Connie & Dave,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Breakfast: Cereal or Cinnamon Toast, Fresh Juice
Lunch: Toasted Cheese Sandwich or Fiestado Pizza,
Tomato Soup, Fresh Fruit, Frozen Juice Bar
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg & Toast
or Cereal, Applesauce
Lunch: Beefaroni or Macaroni & Cheese w/Sau-
sage, Green Beans, Fresh Baked Blueberry Muffin,
Breakfast: 1/2 Slice Pizza or Cereal, Peaches
Lunch: Barbecue Rib Shape or Mini-Chef Salad,
Black Beans & Rice, Garden Salad,
Fresh Baked Hot Roll
Breakfast: French Toast w/Syrup or Cereal,
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Patty or Burrito,
Cabbage & Noodles, Strawberry Fruit Cup
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Cup or Cereal, Orange
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Hot Dog, Corn,
Mixed Fruit w/Bananas, Bar Cookie
All meals served with milk.
These are the "Students of
the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the
week ending Jan. 20.
Kneeling, left to right, are
Meghan Kyzer, Patricia
Domke and Anthony Rosas.
Middle row, left to right,
are Jennifer London,
Shaunna Rogalski, Billy
Wilks, Greg Lowman and
Brad Milks. Back row, left
to right are Kyle
Chapman, Erik Bobo and
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Canada and crepes
The students in Karen Paul's third grade class at our Island school spent an hour making crepes to eat
smothered in maple syrup as part of their study of Canada. How do crepes and maple syrup tie in with
Canada? According to the students (and, yes, this was a test) crepes, which originated in France, were
brought to Canada by its French settlers. Also, Canada is the leading producer of maple syrup. Canadian
maple trees produce 10 to 12 gallons of syrup a year. (All the students passed the test.) Pictured with the
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Arbor Day celebrated at school
Anna Maria Elementary School and the Anna Maria
Island Beautification Committee teamed up to
celebrate Arbor Day by planting a jacaranda tree on
the school's grounds. Arbor Day, a day dedicated to
planting trees, was started in Nebraska in 1860 by
pioneer Sterling Morton. Morton helped to settle
Nebraska by planting trees as wind breakers so
homes could be built. Manning the shovels are
students Dakota Whitaker and Laura Potter. Princi-
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Martini, and Bob and Mary Ann Jones.
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John R. 'Jack' Deck
John R. "Jack" Deck, 60, died Jan. 27, in Manatee
Born in Hamilton, Mr. Deck came to Manatee
County from there two years ago. He was manager of
Gallagher's Supermarket on Longboat Key. He at-
tended Manatee United Methodist church. He attended
Miami University in Hamilton and was a member of
the V.F.W. in Hamilton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran
of the Korean War.
He is survived by his flance6, Arlene Benson of
Bradenton; two sisters, Lois Mills of Holmes Beach
and Doris Yeakle of Richmond, Ind.; a brother, James
E. of Hamilton; and his mother, Mary of Hamilton.
Visitation and service was held at Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Holmes Beach, with the Rev. Duane W.
Waters officiating. Burial was in Hamilton, Ohio.
Memorials may be made to Manatee United Method-
ist Church, 515 15th St. E., Bradenton, Fla. 34208, or
American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton,
Joseph Fabinsky, 81, of Holmes Beach, died Jan.
21 at home.
Born in Russia, Mr. Fabinsky came to Holmes
Beach in 1976 from Milwaukee, Wis. He was a crimi-
nologist. He worked for the state of Wisconsin in the
Division of Corrections as a probation and parole agent
for 24 years.
He was a member of Gloria Del Lutheran Church;
the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18 of
Bradenton; the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post
24; and the Planetary Society.
He is survived by his wife, Ohra; a son, Harold of
Orchard Park, N.Y.; a brother, Anthony of Nokomis;
a sister, Helen Lux of Sarasota; two grandchildren,
Beth Elana and Rachal of New York.
A memorial services was held at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach, with Rev. Dan Kilts
officiating. Memorials may be made to Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church or Hospice of Southwest Florida,
Inc., 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236.
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Evelyn Dagg Hayes
Evelyn Dagg Hayes, a 25-year resident of Anna
Maria Island, died Dec. 15 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospi-
tal in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 89.
Mrs. Hayes was a homemaker and affiliated with
the Daughters of the King.
She is survived by two daughters, Diana M.
Koenig of Northville, Mich., and Kathleen Hayes of
Fayetteville, Ga.; a brother, Richard Pearce of
Bradenton; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. Memo-
rials may be sent to Arbor Hospice, 3810 Packard Rd.,
Suite. 200, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48108.
John Hinerwadel, 63, of Bradenton Beach died Jan.
Mr. Hinerwadel was well-known to Islanders for
his love of flying kites and building sand castles on our
Island beaches. He owned and operated a summer
clambake business in North Syracuse, N.Y. He had
been a resident of Bradenton Beach since 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters,
Vicky of Jamesville, N.Y.; Trudy Mitchell of Houston;
and Cindy Lewis of Ramsey, NJ.; his parents, John Jr. and
Elizabeth of North Syracuse; and two grandchildren.
A memorial services was held at Andrews Memo-
rial Methodist Church in North Syracuse.
Ronald E. Pike
Ronald E. Pike, 62, of Anna Maria, died Jan. 26,
Born in Howland, Maine, Mr. Pike came to Manatee
County from Limestone, Maine, in 1979. He was teacher
at Lincoln Middle School in Palmetto. He was a U.S. Air
Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
He is survived by his wife, Consuelo; two daugh-
ters, Tania of Tampa, and Robin Warekois of Sandston,
Va.; a son, Derek of Brandon; two brothers, James
Richardson of Warwick, R.I., and William Richardson
of Orrington, Maine; his mother and stepfather, Allice
and Donald Richardson of Brewer, Maine; and two
A memorial service was held at Roser Memorial
Community Church, Anna Maria City, with the Rev.
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"The Best News"
The Island Poet
I hope you'll live to a ripe old age, but I doubt
if you will make it,
'Cause for every dollar you get in, there's two
guys out there to take it.
They say things are going down and gas is the
best buy by far,
But a lot of good that does you if you can't
afford a car.
The politicians say they can't get by so they
give themselves a raise,
But never stop to think it's always the little guy
And if they raise that old tax again it can only
lead to grief,
'Cause where will they get the money if we're
all out there on relief.
Frank Hutchison officiating. Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St.
W., Suite C, Bradenton, Fla. 34209. Toale Brothers Fu-
neral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Eleanor Lillian Ricker
Eleanor Lillian Ricker, 85, of Bradenton, died Jan.
25 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Block Island, RI., Miss Ricker came to
Manatee County from Gilford, N.H., in 1976. She was a
Veterans Administration librarian at Jones Library in
Amherst, Mass. She was a member of the Congregational
Church. She was a member of Simmons College Class of
1931. She was a member of the National Association of
Retired Federal Employees and the board of the Tingley
Memorial Library. She also was a lieutenant commander
of the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1949 to 1960.
A memorial service was held at Tingley Memorial
Library, Bradenton Beach, with the Rev. Herbert
Loomis officiating. Memorial donations may be made
to Tingley Memorial Library, 107 Second St.,
Bradenton Beach, Fla. 34217, or Simmons College
Scholarship Fund, 300 The Fenway, Boston, Mass.,
02115. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 21, information, 700 block of North Bay
Boulevard. The complainant reported that he gave the
subject $55 to repair his vehicle but the subject did not
return to do the work. After the deputy spoke with the
subject, he returned the money.
Jan. 18, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
pried open the vehicle window and removed a purse
containing $300 and $500 from a wallet.
Jan. 21, theft, 1007 Gulf Dr. N., Summer Sands.
The complainant reported that a person unknown re-
moved two bicycles, valued at $175 and $235, from a
rack in the parking lot.
Jan. 23, domestic battery, 100 Gulf Dr. N. Circle
K. When the officer arrived at the scene, witnesses
stated that a white female was trying to get out of a
pickup truck and a white male was pulling her back in.
She was screaming for him to let her go, they said, and
he began to drive away with her hanging out of the
vehicle. Another officer located the vehicle on Cortez
Road, stopped it and placed both subjects in custody.
Jan. 23, attempted burglary, 300 block of Church
Street. The complainant reported that a person un-
known attempted to enter his home by cutting the
screen on the back door. Entry was not made due to a
padlock on the door.
Jan. 25, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. A person unknown entered the vehicle and re-
moved two purses valued at $50 and $65, a change
purse valued at $15, two wallets valued at $15 each,
$210 in cash, credit cards and airplane tickets.
Jan. 25, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key. A
person unknown entered the vehicle and removed a
purse valued at $50 a wallet valued at $25, $50 in
cash, a camcorder case valued at $15, a camcorder
battery valued at $35, a VCR tape valued at $4, a set
of cables valued at $5, credit cards, a camera lens with
case valued at $75, a lens case valued at $10, film val-
ued at $25, a wrist purse valued at $35, a vinyl bag
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Jan. 20, suspicious incident, 67th Street canal.
The complaint reported an oil spill in the canal. The
officer noted that it was 400 to 500 feet in length and
four to five feet wide and smelled like fuel oil. The
Coast Guard was notified and said it would respond.
Jan. 20, grand larceny, 202 52nd Ave, Hirsh
Marina. The complainant reported that a person un-
known entered the boat storage area and removed three
Alpha overdrive units valued at $12,000, a VHF radio
valued at $150 and marine digital depth finder valued
at $200. An unsuccessful attempt was made to remove
another Alpha overdrive unit.
Jan. 21, suspicious circumstances, 202 52nd Ave,
Hirsh Marina. The complaint reported that he saw a
white male jump over the fence into the boat storage
area. The subject was not found.
Jan. 21, suspicious circumstances, 600 block of
Key Royale Drive. The complaint reported that a per-
son unknown threw eggs on her vehicle and wrapped
toilet paper around it.
Jan. 21, burglary, 3600 block of Sixth Avenue.
The complaint reported that a person unknown entered
the residence by moving a sliding glass door and cut-
ting the screen. Nothing was missing.
Jan. 21, larceny of a bike valued at $100, 3610
East Bay Dr., Dry Dock.
Jan. 22, larceny, 3007 Gulf Dr., Anchor Inn. The
complaint reported that a person unknown removed a
helmet valued at $60 and spark plug wire valued at $35
from his motorcycle. The helmet was later returned to
Jan. 22, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $185,
3200 block of Sixth Avenue.
Jan. 22, found property a blue, ladies, Solar
bicycle, 600 block of Manatee Avenue.
Jan. 22, vandalism, 4600 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported that a person unknown
scraped her vehicle, resulting in $250 in damage.
Jan. 23, aggravated assault, 3015 Gulf Dr., Citgo.
The clerk reported that two white male juveniles came
into the store, grabbed two 12-packs of beer and ran
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from the store. The clerk chased them as they ran down
an alley toward the Anchor Inn. The subjects then came
out of the alley in a vehicle traveling at a high rate of
speed and pulled onto Gulf Drive. When the driver saw
the clerk, he swerved the vehicle and attempted to run
over her, she said.
Jan. 23, fishing violation, 6600 block of Marina
Drive. The complainant reported that a person un-
known was spearing fish in the canal with a crossbow.
The Florida Marine Patrol was notified to observe the
Jan. 24, suspicious person, 700 block of Key
Royale Drive. The complainant reported two subjects
taking seeds from her King Sago Palm. The officer
advised the subjects they could not do so without the
Jan. 24, possession of less than 20 grams of mari-
juana, Avenue F and 31st Street. The officer observed
David White, 34, of Bradenton Beach, and two passen-
gers sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked in a
No Parking zone. The officer approached the vehicle
and smelled the strong odor of marijuana, said the re-
The officer searched the vehicle and found a bag
of marijuana in the glove compartment. White said the
marijuana belonged to him and the officer gave him a
summons. According to the report, White then asked
the officer if he could have the marijuana back and the
officer said that would not be possible.
Jan. 25, trespass, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66. The
officer responded to a report of a person in the swim-
ming pool and issued a trespass warning to the subject
who was not permitted to be on the premises.
Jan. 25, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $75, .
2700 block of Avenue B.
Jan. 26, 5325 Marina Dr., Crabby Bill's. The of-
ficer responded to the parking lot of Crabby Bill's to
check on a vehicle with a Help Send Police sign in the
window. He found the vehicle locked and unoccupied.
He did a vehicle check and found the owner. She called
and said the sign was placed in the vehicle as a practi-
cal joke and it would not happen again.
Jan. 26, vandalism, 400 block of Clark Drive. The
complaint reported that her window was broken by a
BB/pellet gun. Damage was $100.
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hi PAGE 26 K FEBRUARY 2, 1995 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Snook, sharks and a whale of a tale
By Bob Ardren
Snook season re-opened yesterday, February 1.
Consider this just a friendly reminder, in case it slipped
your mind. Truth is, I wouldn't know where to find a
snook this time of the year.
Little Sarasota Bay forum -
sessions 2, 3
Don't forget the upcoming sessions of the Little
Sarasota Bay Forum scheduled for February 8 and 9 at the
Sarasota County Fairgrounds. (You know, I have never
been to a meeting concerning Sarasota Bay that's been
held within sight of the water I think it's a plot.)
Sponsored by the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram, the meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. each day in
the Potter Building, at 2896 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
One group that will probably show up in force is
the newly established (about one year old) Restore Our
Bay (ROB) organization. More than 100 people
showed up at a ROB meeting last Friday night, and
spokesman Ed Steinfeldt told me they were all local
property owners concerned about "the dirty, smelly
Bay down here."
Steinfeldt says his group's concern is the eventual
re-opening of Midnight Pass. If you're interested, call
him at 349-1489.
13th Cortez Commercial
How ironic can something be? The 13th Annual
Commercial Fishing Festival in Cortez, scheduled from
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 18, also marks hard times (to be
generous) for Florida's inshore net fishers.
Florida voters last November approved a gill net
ban that will certainly mean the end of a way of life for
many commercial fishers and quite possibly the end
of the Cortez fishing festival, too. Although their future
is uncertain, the people of Cortez are proud of their
heritage. You might want to take what could be a final
opportunity to celebrate it just a little, too, with some
fried or smoked mullet and some good live music.
Admission is $2. To find the festival, just drive east
off the Island on Cortez Road. There'll be signs once
you get over the bridge.
Twilight of the sharks?
The big coastal sharks, hammerheads, duskys, sand-
bar and whites and 18 other species are disappear-
ing at a frightening rate. That's according to the January
issue of the American Littoral Society's area newsletter.
What's really interesting is how fast this is all hap-
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opening. For example, in 1979 a total of 135 tons of
shark were caught for commercial purposes; that num-
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people discovered you could eat "the man in the gray
suit," as one of my diving buddies calls sharks.
The Florida Marine Fisheries folks estimate shark
numbers are down 75 percent, and capped fishing last
year at 3,600 tons. This year they've raised that cap to
3,800 tons despite two federal advisory panels oppos-
ing the increase.
"Decimating an apex predator that eats stingrays,
octopus, fish, seals and even birds may have unfore-
seen consequences," Dave Bulloch writes in the news-
letter Southern Shore Lines, "not unlike killing off
wolves, in turn triggering a deer population explosion
followed by widespread destruction of new-growth
forest. One never knows how the chain of life is af-
fected until it is altered then it's often too late."
Sea monsters at Mote
On Feb. 6, Mote Marine Laboratory welcomes
artist Richard Ellis for an evening. Ellis is a renowned
painter of marine national history subjects; his work
has been published in National Geographic, Audubon
and Science Digest
His latest book, "Monsters of the Sea," investi-
gates the myths and legends of sea monsters. Reserva-
tions for the 6:30 p.m. presentation by Ellis must be
made by calling 388-4441, ext. 567.
Have you heard the one about ...
... catching yellowtails with a gold necklace? And
then having the yellowtail catch a barracuda twice?
Gear maker Shimano has a Fish Story Tournament
every year, and this year Frank Castellano of Tampa
and Dan Graubert of West Palm shared the $1,500 first
prize with this true (?) tale of gold, a yellowtail snap-
per and a barracuda.
The two friends were on a snorkeling trip to the Keys
last summer. Castellano says he tossed a handful of glass
minnows onto a shallow reef, then got into the water with
a mask and snorkel to see what would show up.
He was quickly surrounded by a school of grunts
and yellowtails eagerly gulping down the live chum.
One of the yellowtails snapped Castellano's gold
hook necklace and hung there, wiggling. Before he
could unhook the fish, Castellano felt a sharp tug on his
neck and looked over to see a barracuda flash by. All
that was left of the yellowtail was a head.
Castellano climbed back into his boat with the
bloody fish head hanging on his neck, more than a bit
shaken by the whole event.
But then he had an idea.
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Castellano decided to teach the barracuda a lesson.
He baited a spinning rod with the yellowtail head,
tossed it to the waiting barracuda and immediately
A vicious little battle took place before the barra-
cuda was brought alongside the boat, given a lecture
about scaring human beings, and released.
Hey, it's true. Or at least that's what they say. And
here we thought Anna Maria had all the aggressive
barracuda in the Gulf.
Island Park news
So how much has your rent gone up over the past four
years? If you've been running Sarasota's downtown ma-
rina, your rent's gone up 50 percent that's the increase
in Sarasota's new contract with Marina Jack, Inc.
Here's a story that Anna Maria and Bradenton
Beach officials may find interesting when they start
thinking about fishing pier franchise agreements in the
When Sarasota brought in an appraiser to establish
the rental value of marina operation at Marina Jack's,
the appraiser said $185,000 a year, minimum. After the
usual give-and-take that's part of all negotiations, the
rent finally went from $135,621 last year to $165,000
this year. Plus, Marina Jack agreed to take over
$20,000 worth of maintenance covered by the city in
the past for Bayfront Park, adjacent to the marina-res-
And get this, that $165,000 is the minimum Marina
Jack owners will pay. The city can claim three percent
of the marina's gross if it's a larger number.
For years folks in Sarasota have muttered about the
"deal" Marina Jack got from the city. Once upon a time
that might have been true, but not anymore.
The new contract also means it's time for some
improvements in Island Park. A new, open-air oyster
bar is planned for the area just south of the present res-
taurant; the project will also include long-needed
Finally, and I guess this is my favorite, a new foun-
tain (probably to be designed by Wyland) is planned for
the tip of Island Park. Marina Jack manager Lee
Sullivan won't release a drawing of the proposed foun-
tain yet "It still has to be approved by the city and
all" but I'm willing to bet it's going to be great.
Wyland is the artist who did the "Whaling Wall"
at Mote's new Marine Mammal Center, remember?
Think life-size dolphin leaping from the water and
you'll have an idea of what the proposal is going to be.
How about something like that next to the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier?
See you next week.
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Best fishing bet: grouper, snapper offshore
By Capt Mike Heistand
Just as the redfish fishing action starts to slack off,
snook season starts. Legal linesiders may be taken
beginning Feb. 1, although some fishers prefer to wait
a while to let the big ones start to come up to the hooks.
Fishing action this week remains strong on sheepshead,
with the striped "convict fish" staying thick around
piers, bridges and underwater structures. Offshore an-
gling is best when hunting grouper or snapper, with
excellent catches of mangrove snapper being reported
around the Skyway Bridge.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there have been catching redfish, flounder and sheep-
shead, with a few reports of snook being spotted near
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip is averaging 50 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trip is averaging 200 head of porgies, man-
grove snapper, Key West grunts, red and black grou-
per. The nine-hour trip is averaging 40 head of man-
grove snapper, rudder fish and red and black grouper
- which were very nice sized, she said. The Bay fish-
ing trip averaged 100 head of sand perch and sea bass.
Capt Zack on the Dee Jay II said he'd been bring
in some huge eight-pound sheepshead. Redfish are out
there, but they're scattered and in the 25-inch-long
range. He's finding hit-or-miss action on bluefish,
flounder, trout and pompano.
Capt Dave Pinkham said he's putting his char-
ters onto limit catches of gag and red grouper. Bob
Henry and his gang brought back a whopper mangrove
snapper, tipping the scales at more than seven pounds.
Capt. Phil Shields said snapper and grouper are
the best bets offshore now, with excellent catches of
some very nice grouper.
Capt. Rick Gross said there are a few reds out
there, but lots of sheepshead are making up most of his
charter catches. Capt. Rick said that despite snook sea-
son opening Feb. 1, he waits until March to start reel-
ing in the linesiders.
Capt. Mark Bradow reports lots of sheepshead
and a few trout and flounder. He's been able to do well
with pompano and whiting, too. .
On my boat Magic we've been having very good
success catching mangrove snapper near the Skyway
Bridge, with limit catches on every trip. Reds are lurk-
ing around the docks for the lucky anglers, and we've
been bringing in some six-pound sheepies.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been putting his cus-
tomers onto trout, reds and sheepshead.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's heard re-
ports of wade fishers doing very good with redfish on the
flats near the Anna Maria Island Bridge. Pier fishers seem
to be doing good catching flounder and black drum, while
boaters are catching lots of mangrove snapper, trigger fish
and grouper farther offshore.
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Basketball all-star games,
awards coming up
The Anna Maria Island Community Center basket-
ball league Division III all-star game will be Feb. 1 at
6 p.m., with the Division I all-stars getting a chance
to strut their stuff at 7 p.m.
The awards presentations for all age divisions will
be Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. No food will be served. Imme-
diately following the awards will be the coaches game.
(11-13 years old)
Westbay Athletic Club 6-2 (Champions)
Island Real Estate 4-4
Cavanagh Marine Repair 2-6
Dips Ice Cream
A Paradise Realtor
-10 years old)
(5-7 years old)
Island Animal Clinic 7-2 (Champions)
Air & Energy 6-3
Cafe on the Beach 5-3
Debellevue Dragons 4-4
Crowder Brothers Hardware 0-8
Island Animal Clinic defeated Air & Energy in a
playoff game Monday by a score of 9-7.
Miller hit the
week to help
Are you ready for some baseball?
Strike up the band. Raise the flag. deliver tickets to you directly.
Order up some peanuts, popcorn and a cold one. Longacre also has forms for mail ordering indi-
Baseball may have missed the regular season last vidual game tickets.
year but the gang's all here for a full 16-game exhibi- The home schedule follows. All games begin at
tion schedule. 1:05 p.m.
The roster won't include Andy Van Slyke or any March 2 Minnesota Twins
of the major players for that matter due to the strike, but March 3 Toronto Blue Jays
the replacements promise to play hard and earn their March 5 Philadelphia Phillies
spot in the record books. March 6 Chicago White Sox
The Pittsburgh Pirates set an attendance record last March 7 Texas Rangers
year in their new Bradenton stadium with three sell- March 10 Cincinnati Reds
outs before the players went out on strike. March 11 St. Louis Cardinals
Islander Jim Longacre is a big "booster" for the Pitts- March 13 Florida Marlins
burgh Pirates and he's taking season tickets orders now. March 15 St. Louis Cardinals
Season box tickets for $136 and reserved seat sea- March 18 Chicago White Sox
son tickets for $128 are available from Longacre by March 22 Baltimore Orioles
calling 778-6204. March 23 Detroit Tigers
Longacre takes a $50 deposit and then if you March 25 Boston Red Sox
prefer he arranges to meet you at the stadium to re- March 27 Toronto Blue Jays
serve the seats of your choice. The balance of the March 28 Philadelphia Phillies
purchase price is due by Feb. 11 and Longacre will April 1 Minnesota Twins
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14 Cutlass cut
19 Give a price
20 Unsteady on
24 TV knob
26 Nun.e g.
29 Captain of the
32 Cinnabar and
36 Joey-- and
38 Laugh: Fr.
39 Start of a laugh
42 Kind of timer
(750 per minute)
49 Ancient Roman
51 "All -!" (court
59 Ivan. e.g.
63 Exams for
64 People with lists
65 Sale-price abbr
68 Cherished one
70 Geom. figure
71 Bambi's aunt
73 South China.
74 Balancer. of
77 1958 song"--
Blu. Dipinto di
79 Celtic Neptune
80 1995 House
83 Kind of cross
84 "Odyssey" fruit
89 Ernie of the
90 Match king
93 Smash hit
94 Case worker:
95 Like a drunk's
97 Professional soc.
98 Song of joy
101 Auto ad abbr.
104 QB's goals
106 "Oranges &
108 "We Do Our
109 Darker than
116 Years and years
120 Pieces of pieces
122 Phone dial trio
124 Loses vigor
125 Clock hour
127 First name in
128 Atlas picture
129 Verb type: Abbr.
132 Has to have
van der Rohe
2 Re the science of
3 "Patriot Games"
4 Humorist Bill
5 Locales for
6 "1985" novelist
9 Shawl for siestas
12 Picture puzzle
13 Dairy cattle
14 Tenor sax great
15 Followed, as a
17 Engine power,
22 Brilliant orange
star of the
23 Circus stars?
27 Storm heading
29 June bug
34 Breaks violently
39 Measures for
44 Trident feature
46 Final notices
47 They're often
50 1929 Gershwin
58 "The very--!"
60 Diamond club?
62 Bald man of
68 Kin of
73 Ancient marine
74 Whack 91 Akihito's temple I I111 -- -Mokwa
75 Bergamot. e.g. 92 Unconscious ("Hiawatha"
76 Leagues bear)
76 Leagues 95 Windshield 112 Corsairor
79 Attention- clearer orsairor
80 Linguist 96 Least fat 113 1936 Cooper
Chomsky et al. 99 Noble role
82 Milk: Prefix 100 Gives proof 1.1 Alpha-
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84 Gymnastic 102 "La Loge" and (Polaris)
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85 Baggy, as clothes ouillere," e.g. 1 Rock's Motley
86 Scheherazade's 113 RMooring foi
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87 Mil. members Spanish galleon I Perfectlv
88 Lake from which 105 Noted naturalist 121 Article written
the Blue Nile 110 Designer's by Nietzsche
springs monogram 125 ;el-up-and-go
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2Bed/2Bath with deeded carport & boat dock.
Recently replaced A/C, refrigerator, dishwasher &
new carpet. Reduced $129,900. MLS#61562
Dick Maher 778-6791.
PERICO BAY CLUB Beautifully decorated
& furnished end unit overlooking lake. Private
courtyard & 2 car detached garage. Ceramic
tile & carpet, eat-in kitchen. $219,900.
MLS#61234. Hal Gillihan 778-2194.
GREAT WATER VIEW 2Bed/2Bath, King-
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Pool, tennis, spa, covered parking, Gated entry
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MLS#61511 Harold Small 792-8628.
OVERLOOKING INTRACOASTAL This
2Bed/2.5Bath has secured entry, elevator pool,
garage parking, jacuzzi, boat dock and private
beach on Gulf. $142,900. MLS#59334. Call Bill
PERICO BAY'S BEST VIEW! 2Bed/2Bath
with a gorgeous view of Bay, Island & Intra-
coastal. All appliances and some excellent fur-
niture. A must see! $168,000. MLS#61362.
Harold Small 792-8628.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2Bed/2Bath with lattice
garages & fabulous view of Palma Sola Bay,
tidal pond, & wildlife preserve. Prestigious area.
$129,900. MLS#55508. Call Rose Schnoerr Ofc:
778-2261 or Eves: 778-7780.
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condition. Prime location, ready for remodel-
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MLS#61224. Call John Green 778-2261 or
STEPS TO BEACH Gulf view, quiet area.
Custom crafted home in immaculate condition.
3Bed/2.5Bath. Recent A/C, dishwasher & water
heater, fireplace, sprinklers. $209,900.
MLS#61401. Nick Patsios 778-4642.
Dick has been a major
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years, and is available for
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Island real estate sales
* 103 Palm Av, AM, a 2 story gulf front duplex with
4bed/2bath & 2 1/2 baths, built in 1972 on a 57x89 lot,
1711 sfla, was sold 11/21/94, Kobel to Martin, for
$344,100. List $675-575-549,000.
* 1110 Gulf Dr N, BB, a gulf front 2 story duplex of
3bed/2bath/2car, built in 1940 on a 50x200 lot, 2132
sfla, was sold 11/22/94, McGrath to Asset Preser- vation
Inc, for $242,000. List $250,000.
* 2201 Gulf Dr, BB, the Sunset Beach Resort Motel,
a 14 unit plus manager's quarters gulf view 2 story
motel with pool, 7540 sfla, 100x210 lot, built in 1968
& 78, was sold 11/21/94, Ruffico Inc. to GSBR Sunset
Beach Inc for $1,070,000. List unknown.
* 2712 Gulf Dr, HB, a gulf front duplex of 2 build-
ings, 4bed/3bath/lcar, 1798 sfla, 50x350 lot, built in
1950, was sold 11/22/94, Carter & O'Brien to Carlton,
for $450,000. Purchased 6/93 for $280,000.
* 3805 East Bay Dr, HB, 205 Sunbow Bay II, a 2bed/
2bath elevated condo of 1150 sfla, built in 1979, was
sold 11/23/94, Lamm to Olinger, for 89,900. List $94-
* 401 Alamanda, AM, a ground level duplex of 1301
sfla, 2bed/2bath, builtin 1970 on a 65x109 lot, was sold 11/
22/94, Vanya to Conway, for $126,500. List $129,000.
* 504 59th St, HB, a canal front elevated home of
3bed/2bath/2cp, built in 1987 on a 67x116 lot, 1410 sfla,
MOM AND POP MOTEL operation directly on the
Gulf. A mix of studio, one bedroom and two bed-
room apts. 6 total.
BAYFRONT Perfect setting in Holmes Beach.
Looks off to the Skyway Bridge. 3BR/2BA. Large
lot with established landscaping. $349,000.
GULF FRONT PRIVACY Located in North
Holmes Beach. This older home features 2BR/
2BA, den, large living room. Hardwood floors, fire-
place and huge deck on the beach.
COMMERCIAL LOT in historic "Old Town" on
Bridge St. 100 x 100.
CANAL FRONT 4-PLEX Probably the only one of
its kind in Holmes Beach. Nice 2 story main
house overlooks Sportsman's Harbor.
TRI-PLEX Handy man's special. Brings in over
$2,000 month income. $152,000.
FOUR-PLEX Across from beach. Fully furnished
and a turn key operation. $177,500.
WESTBAY COVE Lovely Bayfront condo com-
plex. One bedroom, pool tennis. $89,500.
5400 CONDO Fully furnished 2BR/1.5BA, Gulf
front complex. $117,500.
OLDER BEACH HOUSE across from Gulf. 2BR/
1.5BA rustic and charming with great view of Gulf.
SEASIDE CONDO Directly on the Gulf. 2BR/1.5
BA, fully furnished, pool. $172,000.
VERY LARGE home on a double lot with 3BR/
4BA, swimming pool, hardwood floors, 35' open
porch across from Gulf. Just reduced $225,000.
GULF FRONT HOME Huge old cracker house.
Kick back to yester year and enjoy the high ceil-
ings, paneled walls, big porch, 3BR/2BA. Right on
the Gulf. $350,000.
GULF FRONT HOME Newer 3BR/2BA, tiled
floor, fully furnished elevated home. $385,000
DUPLEX IN HOLMES BEACH lots of possibilities,
great location, quiet street, near shopping.
MILLION DOLLAR VIEW WORKING MAN
PRICE. Gulf front condo, turnkey furnished. New
carpet, new tile, refurbished. Covered parking,
swimming pool, excellent rental. $164,900.
HANDY MAN SPECIAL Non-conforming 3BR/
2BA single family home near Gulf with 3 rental
apts. Priced low to allow rehab. $165,000.
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
was sold 11/22/94, Miller to Thomassen, for $204,000.
List 214,900.* 2207 Av C, BB, a ground level 2bed/
lbath/lcar home of unknown square footage because
Mike Norman left it off the listing sheet, built in 1952
on a 75x100 lot giving it duplex zoning, was sold 12/5/
94, Martin to Blumfelder, for $117,000. List $125,000.
* 251 Gladiolus, AM, a ground level 3bed/2bath/lcp
canal front home of 1471 sfla, built in 1972 on a
100x150x45x162 lot, was sold 12/6/94, McGowen to
Lewis, for $175,000. List $179,500.
* 2804 Av C, HB, an elevated 2bed/2bath/2car home
of 1200 sfla, built in 1992 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 12/
7/94, Talarino to Ross, for $124,800. List unknown.
* 3108 Av E, HB, a 2 story duplex of 3bed/2bath/4car,
built in 1952 on a 75x100 lot, 1868 sfla, was sold 12/2/
94, Jackson to Bush, for $171,500. List $189,900.
* 3601 E Bay Dr, HB, 114 BI B Sandy Point, a 3 story
bay front townhouse 3bed/3bath/2car condo of 1600
sfla, built in 1994, was sold 12/2/94, Florida
Homebuyers Insurance Inc to Rasmussen, for $165,000.
* 403 28th St, HB, a ground level canal front 3bed/
2bath/2car home of 1833 sfla, built in 1978 on an
80x120 lot, was sold 12/8/94, Riley to Leibe, for
$219,500. List unknown.
* 408 S Bay Blvd, AM, an elevated bay front home of
3bed/2.5bath/2car, 1696 sfla, built in 1981 on a 60x85
lot, was sold 12/5/94, Brenner to Shea, for $395,000.
* 501 Gulf Dr N, BB, 207 Bridgeport, an elevated
TRAILER ESTATES! 2 bedroom, 1 bath mo-
bile home with carport. Close to shopping,
banks, and restaurants. Would be an excel-
lent rental or winter home. Owner Financing!
$27,900. #61709. Ask for Bruce Skorupa;
WATERFRONT LOT... Exceptionally low
priced lot! Canal front, access to Palma Sola
Bay and Intracoastal Waterway. Only 5 min-
utes to Gulf beaches & shopping. Magnifi-
cent views & quiet neighborhood for only
$32,000. #61666. Ask for T. Dolly Young;
BEAUTIFUL FLAMINGO CAY! Great 3 bed-
room, 2 bath on deep water canal. Just minutes
from the Intracoastal Waterway. Split bedroom
design, boat dock, large eat in kitchen, in ground
caged pool. $180,000. #61456. Ask for Horace
T. Gilley; 792-0758 eves.
Three apartments on
the Bay with boat
Certified Residential Specialist
MARTINIQUE... 3BR/3BA Gulf
Views! Owner Financing!
WESTBAY PT. & MGS 2BR/
2BA Waterview! $132,500.
WESTBAY COVE Lge 1BR/
1BA Pool View! $89,900.
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT -- '-
Seats 85+ Beer/Wine + Apt. T. Dolly Young
R.E. only $520,000. REALTOR/IMS
MOTEL 6 Units CB, Central H Multi-Million Sales
& A. Excellent ROI $430,000. 778-5427
5400 GULF DR. 1/1
turnkey unit overlooking
pool. Priced to Sell!
DUPLEX! Just steps to
the Gulf! 3/2 down 2/1 up
GREAT rental for inves-
tor; assumable mortg.
possible owner financing.
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory. r
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon. L
2bed/2bath condo of 1150 sfla, built in 1982, was sold
12/2/94, Castoro to Martin, for $104,000. List unknown.
* 513 58th St, HB, ground level canal front 2bed/2bath/
Icar home of 1300 sfla, built in 1954, 80x96 lot, was sold
12/6/94, Hinkle to Minton, for $179,000. List $179,000.
* 5608 Gulf Dr, HB, 212 Sun Plaza West, an elevated
2bed/2bath condo of 1080 sfla, built in 1981, was sold
12/9/94, Hagan to Marshall, for $150,000. List un-
* 600 Manatee Av W, 128 Westbay Cove, HB, a
ground level, pool side condo built in 1977 of 2bed/
2bath, 1200 sfla, sold 11/29/94, Gunther to Freedom
Village, for $125,000. List unknown.
* 600 Manatee Av W, HB, 144 Westbay Cove 2, a
ground level 2bed/2bath pool side condo of 1200 sfla,
built in 1978, was sold 12/8/94, Reynolds & Phillips to
Corbin, for $130,000. List unknown.
* 600 Manatee Av W, HB, 139 Westbay Cove, a
ground level pool and bay front end condo of 2bed/
2bath, 1259 sfla, built in 1977, was sold 12/8/94,
Reardon to Reed, for $145,000. List $152,900.
* 601 Gulf Dr N, BB, 207 Gulf Watch, an elevated
condo of 2bed/2bath, 1200 sfla, built in 1986, was sold
12/2/94, Leibe to Carr, for $91,000. List unknown.
* 602 Hampshire Ln, HB, a ground level canal front
(23 feet) 3bed/2bath/2car home of 1790 sfla, built in
1973 on a 130x96 lot, was sold 12/7/94, Jones & Cop-
per to Vinhage & Richter, for $225,000. List unknown.
* 768 N Shore Dr, AM, a ground level 2bed/2bath
home of 1100 sfla, built in 1960 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 12/2/94, Seidel to Skoloda, for $169,900. List
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222. 01995 exclusive to The Islander
Sunday Feb. 5 1-4 PM
110 49th Street Holmes Beach
STEPS TO THE BEACH
3 homes off the Gulf. Spacious 3BR/2.5BA cus-
tom crafted home includes a fireplace, 4 ceiling
fans, sprinkler and much more! By Appointment
only. Hurry, please call Nick Patsios anytime for
an escorted tour of your next home! 778-4642.
MLS PI L& neatLneaL Ofc: 778-2261
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Sunday Feb. 5*1-4PM
6006 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
Call 778-2261 For More Information
Find the key to the home of your dreams in the pages
of The Islander Bystander. Don't miss a week!
Anna Maria City at Bean Point
810 N. Shore Drive
Across the street from best beach on the Island,
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f. living
area. $440,000. Call 778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.
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Premier Island Location 2/2 first
floor corner units, pool and bay
views from $134,900 to
$142,500. Also 1/1 downstairs,
pool view $79,900
PERICO BAY CLUB
2/2 first floor turnkey furnished
with great view. $110,000.
Call Bob or Lu Rhoden
Ofc: 778-2261 or
4 JIM & JULIE
Jim and Julie Warrender, multi-million dollar producers
have recently joined the staff of Smith Realtors...
Julie, a native of Port Huron, MI brings 10 years of expe-
rience to her new position, including residential sales, commer-
cial leasing and property management... Jim, a native of Scot-
land, spent many years in Ontario, Canada prior to moving to Michigan and his marriage to
Julie... A Certified Professional Engineer and Professional Manager, Jim also has had many
years of selling experience in the industrial field prior to his career in real estate.
The Warrenders combined experience and varied talents make them a highly effective
real estate team. If what you need has anything to do with selling, buying, renting or man-
aging real estate, call Jim or Julie at 794-2314 eves.
S5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
REALTORS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
PALMA SOLA BAY SUNSETS!
Retail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
604 86th Street Court NW
Offered at $950,000
Enjoy spectacular views from every room
of this exquisite Bayfront home. Over
4,200 sq. ft. of luxury, 4 bedrooms plus
den, 4.5 baths, marble & hardwood floors,
high ceilings and state of the art design.
Talk With Jane Tinsworth REALTOR ASSOCIATE NManatee County's #1 Producer.
___ 5704 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL (813) 795-3000
Find the key to the home of your dreams in the pages of The Islander Bystander. Don't miss a week!
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Just like new! 3BR, 2BA
townhouse. Brand new berber carpet, paint and being offered
furnished turn-key. Beautiful tropical setting and community
pool. Steps to the Gulf, $169,000. Call GULF-BAY
REALTY of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244. We're located in
the Island Shopping Center in the heart of Holmes Beach.
\I am proud to Introduce myself as a RE-
t ALTOR at RE/MAX Gulfstream. I am look-
ing forward to serving you in your buying
as well as selling needs. I will advertise all
my listings in german as well as english
to reach as many prospects as possible.
I hope to meet you soon. Wiebke Bentley,
RE/MAX GulfstreamRealty. 778-7777.
Darf ich Ihnen beim
sein? Wiebke Bentley,
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT The views go on
for ever from this fully furnished 2BR/2BA top
floor, end unit. Cathedral ceilings, covered park-
ing, boat dock, short walk to prime beach and pos-
sible owner financing add to the extras of the
condo. Priced at $125,000. Cali Dave Moynihan.
-i ..... -.--- -
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.
* HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT ... 85 x 130...
deep water and spectacular views ... $189,500.
* HOLMES BEACH ... mouth of the canal with
full Bayview ... $149,900.
* WOODED HOLMES BEACH LOT... 100x 200
... close to beach & zoned 1-4 units ... $129,900.
* GULF DRIVE ... 50 X 100 one block to beach
... single family ... $44,500.
* SUNNY SHORES ... 90 X 110 ... cleared and
near Bay and Marina ... close to beaches ...
$35,000 ... call Jackie Jerome at 792-3226.
OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy sunsets from your
own roof 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 Oliveira for details.
I '..-.E -- --- 1
GULFFRONTI Great views and wide sandy walking
beach enhance this turnkey 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.
PINE BAY FOREST Outstanding 3BR/2BA end
unit with 1650 sq. ft., vaulted ceilings, interior
atrium, fireplace, covered parking, pool, tennis
and only minutes to the beach. Priced at
$115,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
Bob & Lu
Real Estate, Inc Inc. I TJ e ,,.Ti
JL-A and Garen Jane Tintsworth
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Just 1 block to the beach. This duplex is great to
have for yourself or as an investment. 1 bedroom,
1 bath duplex with a strong rental history. It can
be yours for $129,000. Call Ken Jackson, 778-
6986, or Pat Jackson 778-3301.
Plan your Easter vacation NOW.
We have April rental available,
by month or weekly. for more
information call Alice 778-0426
This unique property offers living quarters plus rental income
from five garages and two retail/office spaces. Location is in
Anna Maria's commercial/residential area and all units are pres-
ently rented. Exc. occupancy history and adaptable to many
businesses. Call for details. Asking $275,000.
"It took some time but with the help of
Richard Freeman of Island Real Estate,
we finally sold this beauty."
409 Pin *AV..
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL
ESTATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists ex-
tending both Personal AND Professional Services In New Construc-
tion & Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market
Analysis, Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best Prop-
erty Management and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75 Yrs.
Combined Experience AND SmilesI
I IH l ll' I I ] I : .
BUILDING LOT: GUNDSTUCK: Blick aufden
Golf, 50x100 Fuss. Bauen Sie Ihr Traumhaus am
CLOSE TO BEACH! Enjoy yourselves in this beau-
tiful 2Br/2Ba home, nice workshop, enclosed porch
with berber, and much more. Home Warranty pro-
CONDO IN RUNAWAY BAY: 2 Schlaf/2
Badezimmer, mit Blick auf See und Pool. Ein Sprun
zum Strand. Home Warranty. $99,500.
SHOREWALK CONDOS: One of Bradenton's finest
vacation accommodations. Nous parlons Francais ici. Nine
units. From $69,900/$75,900 available.
Ich Spreche Deutsch
SNous Parlons Francais MLS
CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN 813-778-6467
CALL WIEBKE BENTLEY 813-764-0263
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MANY "MOTIVATED SELLERS"
Now Available! Call me today...
Ich Spreche -
MOTIVATED SELLER just reduced price to
$299,000! Lovely, large direct Gulf-front condo. 2BR/
2BA. Beautifully decorated. Gourmet kitchen, curved
breakfast bar. Panoramic views of Anna Maria's in-
credible sunsets. Private balcony. Heated pool &
spa. Covered parking. #KS58899. Ask for Karin
Stephan anytime; 388-1267 eves.
MOTIVATED SELLER reduced this price to
$159,000! Enjoy fabulous sunsets from this unit w/
great Gulf view. Only steps to beach. Turnkey fur-
nished, 2BR/2BA, large kitchen w/breakfast nook.
Very special. #KS56118. Call Karin today.
SUN CAY 6 unit condo w/(3) 2BR & (3) 1 BR. Ex-
cellent rental history/investment...$549,000.
ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED home. Elegant
4BR/4BA. Secluded w/deep water canal! $389,000.
TIDY ISLAND! "Perfect alternative" to Longboat.
Sarasota Bay view. Cathedral ceilings, 2BR/2BA,
spacious designer kit, 2 car gar. 24-hr security
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Superb Gulf
views! 2BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished. Large pool,
PERICO BAY CLUB Charming, light, roomy 3BR/
2BA unit. Special views of Palma Sola Bay! Many
upgrades. Pools/tennis/security. $196,000
GULF BEACH PLACE Turnkey furnished, 2BR/
2BA! Steps to beach. Just right at $130,000.
MARILYN KNOWS BEST!
Buying or Selling "
All of Perico Bay r
From $82,500 to "
$204,000 Mariyn Trevethan
- New Listings
"GRAND CAYMAN" VILLA 2/2 + Den
2 car garage, many extras $158,500
"ANTIGUA" VILLA 2/2 1 car garage
decorator furnishings included $129,900
Call Marilyn Trevethan
Toll Free 1-800-865-0800
What's the best news on Anna Maria Island?
The Islander Bystander gives It to you every week.
INCOME PROPERTY: 6-Plex: 4-1 bedroom, 1
bath, 1-2 bedroom, 1 bath, and 1-2 bedroom, 1.5
bath units with an unobstructed gulf view. Well
built concrete block, low maintenance building.
Great opportunity to have Island lifestyle with in-
come too! Just steps to sandy beach $499,500.
Call Stan Alder 778-7373 eves or Judy Duncan
MARTINIQUE CONDO: Original owner never
rented two bedroom, two bath condo with Gulf
views from almost every room. Bright and peachy
clean with many updates plus garage. Priced at
$165,000. Please call Carol R. Williams for show-
ing, 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
BRIDGEPORT: 2BR/2BA condominium with an
unobstructed view of the Gulf. Pool, elevator,
beach across street. Priced at $114,900. Call Jen-
nifer Jones 795-2865 eves.
DEEP WATER CANAL with direct access to
Intracoastal and Gulf with ;this 2BR/2BA San
Remo home with new seawall and stone yard. All
glass Florida room, new carpeting and security
system makes this home one of the best buys at
$142,900. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
TWO DOCKS are included with this two bedroom
waterfront condo Turnkey furnished just move
into this ceramic tiled floored and updated condo
with 2 screened lanais for just $69,900. Call
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS
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MARY KAY COSMETICS, at reduced prices. Please
contact Susan Barnes 778-0061.
CANE ETAGERE, rattan/glass end table, five drawer
chest, cocktail table and misc. items. 778-3474 evenings.
MOVING SALE 4-pc leather sectional w/recliner and
queen bed $1,200, Mahogany beveled glass top end
table $45, mahogany drop leaf table $75, waveless dual
mattress soft side waterbed $150, single water bed $40,
Ig. oak desk and printer stand, $275, Panasonic F90
fax/phone answering machine $225, antique desk and
barrister lawyer bookcase $250 each, Epson LQ 850
printer $100, internal cd rom drive, svga card, souncard
$200, 18 spd 26" mtn bike $50, camper top fits S-10
SEA KAYAKS Sales, rentals, tours, complete Kayak
pro shop. Kayaks starting $399. Oceanbound Kayak
Shop 778-5883. 605 A Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.
GOLF CART, E-Z GO, 4 wheel, good condition, $595.
ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS by Wisconsin painter. All
16 x 20 with frames, $85 each. 778-2059.
FLEA MARKET Anna Maria Island Privateer's
Thieves Markets, February 11 & March 11, 8-3, (rain-
Sun. the 12th.) New location at Crabby Bill's, Marina &
Gulf Dr. Rent a space $10.778-5934.
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Feb. 3. 9-2. St. Bernard Activ-
ity Ctr. 43rd St., Holmes Beach.
NEIGHBORHOOD CARPORT SALE Sat. Feb. 4.9-
2.23 Seaside Ct off 63rd St., Holmes Beach. Golf balls,
pictures, lamps, books, etc.
GARAGE SALE Sat. Feb. 4.8-3.403 75th St., Holmes
Beach. Lots of misc. items & Schnauzer puppies, 7
LONGBOAT KEY garage sale Sat. Feb. 4. 8-2. 660
Longboat Ct. Rattan chairs, microwave, ceramic tile,
decorator items, etc.
GARAGE SALE Sat. Feb. 4. 8-2. 420 Magnolia.
Tools, fishing tackle, misc.
MOVING SALE Sat. Feb. 4. 8-1. 780 St. Jude, LBK.
Antiques, sm. freezer, 55 gal aquarium, toys, etc!
YARD SALE Sat. & Sun. Feb. 4&5. Ave. C & 25 St.
N., Bradenton Beach. 9-1.
Come ride with me!
I Co n 11- ^ '^ .
FOUND PARAKEET in N. Anna Maria. Call 778-1789.
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 9-1 OAM. Class canceled on the
following 3 dates only: Feb. 4, 11, & 18. For info call
Geri 779-2129. Also personal fitness training, lectures/
workshops on fitness topics, reasonable rates.
THE AMI ART League 778-2099 and the Artist Guild of
AMI 778-6694 need vendors for Street Craft Sale Sat.
Feb. 18. $15 booth fee.
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, TLC! Excellent references, 778-6000.
FOR SALE pure Schnauzer puppies. Black, male & fe-
male, shots. 778-0196 or 813-291-4934.
1985 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4Dr, 1988 Chev. Ca-
price 4 Dr. Choice $3,995. Full details 778-1938, after
March 6 1-800-542-4287.
BUICK PARK AVENUE 1987,4 Dr., full power, 69,000
miles, Clean. 779-2005.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
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.
PRIVATE BOAT SLIP for rent. HB enters Bimini Bay,
dock water meter, $65/mo. Orlando 1-407-851-5858.
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.
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.
HELP WANTED Lawn Service, 778-1348.
WAITRESS/DISHWASHER Tip of the Island. Part-time.
NEED CLUB HOUSE help, counter/kitchen. Apply in
person, Key Royale Golf Course. 700 Key Royale Dr.,
NEEDED, full time experienced car wash and detailer.
Pick-up application at American Car Wash, 5804 Marina
drive, Holmes Beach.
SALES POSITIONS, Marketing Reps. Salary, commis-
sion, bonuses, incentive plans. full and part-time posi-
tions available. Must be willing to work some evenings
and week-ends. Mail/Fax Resume to: GulfStream
Beach Resort Information Center. 3214 E. Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217. Fax: (813) 778-1021.
MATH TUTOR M.S. Ed., experienced in individualized
instruction. Available M-F after school. Short walk from
Anna Maria Elementary. 778-1511.
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 Bro-
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.
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fully maintained duplex has a
room, 2 bath owner's side and
1 bedroom, 1 bath tenants side.
arge 23 x 19 ft. garage which
he two living units, allowing for
icy. Amenities include vaulted
central air and heat, parquet
eral mature citrus trees, and
sets. Just a short walk to the
ed at $159,000.
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weii Tfina your place in paradise.
I ED OLIVEIRA
When Buying or Selling,
Ed can make your
SI 1 Island Dream come true!
778-1751 2217GulfDrive 778-2246
Evenings FL 34217 Office
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a n, Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
tawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SService .14 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778-1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
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Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
J Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
16 Years Experience 778-2316
on Anna Maria
CORTEZ CONCRETE & MASONRY
Block & Brick Stucco
749-3905 Stone Flower Boxes Welding
If No Answer 753-1716 k.mjmd.uc.14glM _
948 of Florida, Inc. 65455
to replace or repair
Call Today --
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RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
Ss FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
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SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
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SMALL HOME REPAIRS
o DOORS WINDOWS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
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IS R I E Co t n e- --a.1 HO E I PR V ME T o ti ue
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
"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Island
references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alterations. No
smoke environment. 778-4680.
CLEANING WEEKLY or bi-weekly on island or near
vicinity. 17 year island resident. Good references. Call
Barbara at 779-2024.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
NEED A PICKUP for light moving? Appliances, brush
piles, junk... whatever...odd jobs, carpentry, painting.
Call Eddie 0 anytime 778-7369.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
INCOME TAX SERVICE and accounting. 25 years ex-
perience. Your neighborhood representative Pat
Kenney; Kenney Tax Service; phone 778-6024.
RICHIES UPHOLSTERY Complete automotive and
marine interiors. Mobil headliner service, vinyl and leather
seat repair, canvas fabricating tonneau covers. 749-5338.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places available
Mon. Thru Fri. 7-6. Ages 2-12. Qualified teachers in
preschool environment. 778-2967.
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 years 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 crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, stucco, tile, pavers & concrete.
In bus. since 1978. Lic #MC00318. Dave Elliott, 778-5183.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to painting.
20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island references.
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 & main-
tenance, 'low prices. 778-0410.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
A-NEW LOOK minor household repairs and how to
advice. Pool deck and patio mildew removal. Pressure
washing, gutter cleaning. 792-4659.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, formica & ceramic tile,
carpentry & painting. Roof repairs & coating, all repairs,
low prices. 778-0410.
ISLAND BUSINESS for lease. Turn-key operation. Just
$1,600 per month. Includes rent. 77804441.
FISHING PIER, bait business & restaurant, Anna Maria
Island. Includes business & real estate. $395,000. Call
Fred Katz, Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980, 779-2044.
NETWORK MARKETING is a $40 billion dollar indus-
try! Would you like to look at different ways to make
money. One plus one equals four: Call today 778-5880.
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.
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
WANTED GULF FRONT house 2 or more beds, on/
near beach, last half of march for quiet non-smoking
family of 4. References. 508-336-2201.
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.
STILL AVAILABLE for January, February and March. 1
& 2 bedroom weekly/monthly rentals from $400 weekly
- $1,300 monthly and up. Call Lisa or Denise, Wagner
SEASONAL: gulf front bargain, charming old Florida
beach house 2BR/1 BA for $450/wk or $1,400/mo. 1 BR/
1 BA for $300/wk or $900/mo. G.B. Realty 778-7244.
ANNUAL: beautiful view down canal from this 2 story,
2BR/1.5BA unit. $700/mo. G.B. Realty 778-7244.
1 BR APT. in Holmes Beach. Fully furnished. Jan. $300/
wk, Feb. & March $400/wk. 778-2833.
HIDE-AWAY lovely view on Bay. Charming, completely
furnished, 1st fl., 2BR, on quiet dead-end street. Walk
to beach. Available this season and next. $1,500/mo,
utilities included. 778-7107.
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RETAIL OFFICE SPACE commercial approximately
700 sq. ft. 5704 Marina Dr. $850 per month. 778-4441,
RETAIL OR PROFESSIONAL Charming historic
beach house, completely renovated, high visibility loca-
tion. 850 sq. ft., long or short term. Call Robin at Gulf-
Bay Realty of Anna Maria 778-7244.
FURNISHED COTTAGE -"Old Florida Style" available
March and or April. $1,200 per month. 778-2832.
GULF FRONT winter special. Beautiful 1/1 vacation
dream rental. Best beach value on Anna Maria Island!
Wk/Mo won't last, reserve now! 778-2126.
ANNUAL BEACH RENTAL 2BR/1 BA apt., water/trash
included. Newly decorated. Across from beach. 525
mo. Ist/last/dep. Pets OK. 778-2471. Soon 1 BR/1BA,
ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA townhouse with 2 car
garage, 3 levels with spiral staircase from level 2
(kitchen, living room, master bedroom suite) to level 3
(2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.) Beautifully maintained
grounds with pool membership available, but only a
short distance from the Gulf. $1,200 per month fur-
nished. Michael Advocate Betsy Hills Real Estate,
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, upstairs, furnished apart-
ment for rent. $525/month. Call Island Real Estate, 778-
1BR/1BA mature individual, non-smoker. Heat, air &
water included. No pets. $425. 778-6511.
WANTED Annual rental that allows pets. Excellent pet
references. Active Island resident looking for long term
home. Will clean-up, paint-up or fix-up. 758-0104.
HOLMES BEACH 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts. Weekly,
monthly. Facing public beach from $450 weekly, $1,500
monthly and up. Call Castnetter Apts. 778-9304.
SEASONAL April 2BR/2BA complete. 3 minute walk
to beach, banks, super market, drug store, restaurants.
FEB. AVAILABLE North Shore Dr., Gulf/Bay front.
Negotiable, 2BR/2BA, large enclosed porch. 778-0340.
RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront home,
boatdock, washer, Approximately $80/wk and de-
WANTED Island 1 or more bedroom Apt./Condo, an-
nual lease, $500 to $600 month. Start April or May, re-
tired CEO with sound local financial and personal ref-
erences, no pets, leave message 813-753-8921. De-
posit ready now.
FOR RENT "Gull Cottage" Cute and cozy 2 bed, 1 bath
cottage within walking distance of Anna Maria City Pier
and Post Office. Nicely furnished, Cable TV and tele-
phone. Pets OK. $1,200 per month. Immediate opening.
Call Betsy Hills Real Estate at 778-2291.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
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.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman Villa. $156,000.
Call Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
READY TO BUILD duplex lot $50,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 778-7777.
OPEN HOUSE Sun. Jan 29.1-4. 1230 Spoonbill Land-
ings, Perico Bay Club. Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin
& Assoc. 383-9501.
POOL, 1BR apt., jacuzzi, plus more come with this ex-
cellently located 3BR/2BA home. $195,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream Realty. 778-7777.
DUPLEX BY OWNER Walk across to beach or stay
on your deck to enjoy the magnificent view of the Gulf
and soak in the colorful FI sunsets. This stilted duplex
is on the market for only $179,000. Each unit has 2BR/
2BA, kitch, din, laundry, deck. Storage galore in 2 large
storage rooms and extra closets. The yard is prof. land-
scaped, with motion detector, garden lights and sprin-
kler system. 778-1516
FOR SALE by owner. Get this one before we list it! 2BR/
1.5BA charmer in Cortez Village. Ready to sell!
DUPLEX Intracoastal, 2 story, 2BR & 1 BR, Bradenton
Beach, Key West styled, sea-walled and sailboat water.
NICE TRAILER 2 blocks to beach, add on room, could
be 2nd bedroom. Must see to appreciate. Pines Park,
Bradenton Beach. 778-5853.
BAYFRONT Anna Maria home. 3 bedrooms, fabulous
views, fireplace. Owner financing. Just reduced to
$325,000. Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream Realty
DUPLEX LOT ... ready to build. Can build 3500 sq. ft.
elevated home and have water views! A rare find at
$50,000. Sandy Greiner Re/Max Gulfstream Realty
3 BEDROOM HOME with apartment, solar heated pool,
oversized 2 car garage, fireplace, cathedral ceilings.
Excellent location. Owner ready for offers. $195,500.
Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
ZWEI-FAMILIENHAUS (duplex)) 2406 Quadratfuss,
Zwei Minuten Gehwegzum Strand. Grosse Terrasse
und grosse Raeume. $136,000, Wiebke Bentley Re/
Max Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
MOBILE HOME, Palma Sola Shores, owned land,
lovely furnishings, 2BR/2BA. $68,000. Call Marilyn
Trevethan at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
LOT, DEEP WATER canalfront. 316 Tarpon, Anna
Maria. Easy bay access. Truly one of the best remain-
ing on Island. $145,000. Owner 1-317-825-2217.
FOR SALE OR TRADE Condos Lake of Ozark's.
$40,0010-$90,000 range. Will trade for property on Anna
Maria Island. 778-1938 after March 6 1-800-542-4287.
PRIVATE PARTY is looking to buy an island lot, rental
or income property with 10% down seller financing. Fax
info. to 414-332-4898.
BY OWNER: Luxury townhouse on Anna Maria Island.
Lots of open space, 5/3, cathedral ceilings, wet bar,
private deck, heated pool, tennis court, steps to the
beach. 2,100 a/c square foot. Priced to sell. Going out
of country. Call: 778-7377.
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