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MARCH 9, 1995
Candidates face off in Tuesday election
By Pat Copeland
A full house greeted seven candidates vying for
three Holmes Beach City Council seats at a candidates'
forum hosted by The Islander Bystander at the fire sta-
Candidates Luke Courtney, Lee Edwards, Mike
Faarup, Roger Lutz, Don Maloney, Billie Martini and
Deborah Spence responded to questions submitted by
audience members. Candidate Heathcliff Kryszczuk
was not present.
Courtney, a councilman and hotelier, said his
membership on council, attendance at all city meetings
for the past 30 months, community activities and busi-
ness skills qualify him for reelection. He said he will
work to keep the Island the way it is now.
spices up Island
The Hank McDermott Trio, the Anna Maria Island
String Band, and the Mindy Simmons Duo are among the
many professional musicians who will entertain during the
7th Annual Springfest of Fine Arts and Crafts, Saturday,
March 11, and Sunday, March 12, from 10 am. to 5 p.m.,
in City Hall Park in Holmes Beach.
The musicians will join more than 100 professional
artists and craftspersons from across the United States
to create a weekend of art, music, and fun. Admission
and parking are free.
Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League,
a non-profit arts group, the Springfest is a high-qual-
ity, juried show and is considered one of the best in
Florida. It features a wide variety of art work, a full
food court, roving clowns to entertain and continuous
live music on the main stage.
Live musical entertainment during Springfest will
begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sun-
day. The Wood Wind Trio, Mindy Simmons Duo,
James Hawkins, Colgie, and Pork Pie Tribe are among
the other scheduled performances.
A highlight of the Springfest will be a gala raffle
of art works donated by festival exhibitors. Proceeds
will benefit the league's Youth Scholarship Fund,
which provides free art classes and support to school-
age children. Tickets are six for $5. Winners need not
be present to win.
Also exhibiting at Springfest are about 10 commu-
nity organizations. These include various wildlife, his-
torical and environmental groups which offer the pub-
lic a chance to learn about their causes.
For further information contact the league at 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, or call 778-2099.
with pomp, parade
The 1995 Anna Maria Island Little
League season is now underway, and you
won't find any replacement players
crossing the picket line here. Saturday's
opening festivities began with a morning
parade, then the Anna Maria Island
Community Center ballpark was filled the
rest of the day with the sounds of exhibi-
tion games. And although a baseball
diamond may be a girl's best friend, T-
ball player Kelsey Taylor, 4, says the
perfect accessory for her uniform is a
string of pearls. For more pictures, see
page 32. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Edwards, owner of a construction company, cited his
business skills and community activities as qualifications.
He favors the strong mayor type of government and said
the city government should be run like a business. He said
the council needs the fresh ideas of a newcomer.
Faarup, a contractor and planning commissioner,
said he brings to the table his insights as a member of
the Manatee County Code Enforcement Board and city
planning commission, qualifications in business and
management and a willingness to listen. He advocates
more cooperation between the city and county.
Lutz, an attorney and code enforcement board mem-
ber, said his background, education and training as a law-
yer can be of great benefit to the city and save the city
money for attorney's fees. He wants to maintain and im-
prove upon the residential Island lifestyle and said govern-
ment intrusion in people's lives should be minimal.
Don Maloney, a retired business executive, cited
his education, communication and business skills;
community volunteerism and desire to serve the com-
munity as qualifications. He said he is determined to do
all he can so the next generation can get the same plea-
sure from living here as he and his family have gotten.
Martini, a councilwoman, said her accomplish-
ments on council, such as getting reflectors on the street
signs and introducing the salary step plan, speak for
her. She said the mayor has too much power and some
of that power should be returned to council.
Spence, the manager of a local alarm company,
said she has a sense of responsibility to maintain the
community atmosphere and a willingness to accommo-
date both residents and visitors. She advocates clari-
fying and assigning usage to city owned properties,
granting variances on an individual basis and encour
PLEASE SEE CANDIDATES, PAGE 2
DUNES BEING DONE ON ISLAND
Workers with Seaway Marine Contractors, Inc., of St. Petersburg have been trucking sand and unloading
posts for the final phase of the beach renourishment project in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach -
the construction of sand dunes, planting of beach vegetation and installation of dune walkovers. All work
should be completed by May 1 in time for sea turtle nesting season to begin. The three sites to receive the
dune planting attention will be Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 Block Gulf Drive; the 700 Block of Gulf
Drive near the former Trader Jack's restaurant; and Cortez Beach. Walkovers will be built at Cortez
Beach near Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and 10th Streets South and at Katie Pierola Sunset Park. Total cost of
the dune planting work is $332,200 and will also include installation of beach access signs in Holmes
Beach at a number of street end locations. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Visitor information and
Island street map in this
issue, beginning on
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ................ ................................ 6
Those Were the Days .............................
Live-aboards ................ ........ 12
Anna Maria tides........................ ............. 31
Real estate ................................................. 32
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 33
jI[ PAGE 2 K MARCH 9, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Funding for SAM bridge fight rejected
By Jim Hanson Her suggestion was relayed by Anna Maria Mayor
Islander Correspondent Dottie McChesney.
With dissension among officials and citizens, At the earlier work session, resident Steve Beck ques-
Anna Maria has refused to contribute city money to the tioned the legality of using "city funds for private en-
legal fund to fight a high-rise bridge to the Island. deavor," and warned that if the city did indeed contribute
Three city commissioners who voted against the he would sue. That sent the mayor to the city attorney.
proposed contribution hastened to insist that they were Responding to her request for an opinion, Robert
really against the bridge, though. Hendrickson III advised that the city had broad discre-
Proposed was a $1,000 donation to Save Anna tion to help not-for-profit organizations "for the pub-
Maria, which is underwriting legal fees for a lawyer to lic purpose," as long as the commission ruled on the
plead the case against a tall bridge at a state adminis- organization's qualifications.
trative hearing March 29-31. Mayor McChesney said she had checked SAM's
The Florida Department of Transportation has so- bylaws and was certain it was a civic organization and
lidified plans to replace the cross-Bay drawbridge at not a political action committee. She favored giving it
Manatee Avenue with a fixed-span bridge with a 65- $1,000, she said.
foot center clearance. Opposition is high on the Island, Commissioner George McKay said, "Most people
and municipalities, including Anna Maria, have peti- in the community oppose the high bridge. It takes
tioned the state to reverse that decision. money to make things happen. I would have no prob-
SAM needs $30,000 for the legal fund, Melody lem defending such an expenditure."
Kramer told the city commission at a work session. Commissioner Doug Wolfe: "Taxes are collected
Bradenton Beach has committed $1,000 and its mayor, for the health, safety and welfare of the people of Anna
Katie Pierola, urged other Island cities to do likewise. Maria. To give it away to anyone else is not a wise
by Anna Maria city
Commissioner Chuck Shumard: "I have reserva-
tions about the use of tax money when some of our
people favor a high bridge."
Commissioner Mark Ratliff: "The attorney evi-
dently perceives a problem unless we are very careful.
The key is that it must advance the public interest.
SAM claims public interest and DOT claims public
interest. No court has yet determined what is the pub-
lic interest here."
Bill Worth, resident: "I hate to see the city run by
the courts. It should be run by the people we elect. Most
people in this city are against that bridge."
Alan Gilchrist, resident: "As a taxpayer I oppose
giving SAM money. They don't represent us."
Tom Turner, resident: "We should not give city
money to a cause like this. A 65-foot bridge would be
an asset to the Island. The present bridge is dangerous
in an evacuation for a storm, the high bridge would be
Ratliff, Shumard and Wolfe voted against the con-
ttibution, Mayor McChesney and McKay for it.
Little separates Holmes Beach candidates
CANDIDATES, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
aging beautification efforts.
Q: What is your stand on the bridge (proposed
65-foot-high fixed span at Manatee Avenue)?
All except Spence are opposed to construction of
any new bridge and favor rehabilitation of the current
bridge when necessary.
Maloney suggested that the construction funds be
put on a trolley and sent to Longboat Key so the town
can build its own bridge.
Spence said the bridge is not a council issue and any
renovations will disturb the environment. She noted that
the bridge needs to be repaired or replaced, the money is
allocated and delays by local groups will make it costlier.
Q: Should there be a city-wide referendum on
Q: Should the city donate $1,000 to Save Anna
Maria's legal fund to fight the proposed bridge con-
Citing the Sunshine Law Martini said she could not
answer the question because it will come before coun-
cil this week.
Courtney said he will not make a decision until
hearing all the public and council comment prior to the
vote at the meeting.
All the others said they had reservations about
donating the money.
Q: What is your attitude regarding the commu-
Spence, Martini, Maloney and Lutz said they are
wholeheartedly in favor of the center's activities.
Faarup said the city should donate whatever the
budget can allow but also help find other ways to fund
Edwards said the community should support the
center's trust fund to fund activities and help find other
ways to fund the center.
Courtney said he will seek an increase in city fund-
ing to the center.
Q: Are you in favor of keeping the density at 10
Elusive candidate trying
to get his life on track
Holmes Beach Candidate Heathcliff
Kryszczuk, 28, maintained that despite several
run-ins with the law he is getting his life back on
track and would do a good job as councilman.
According to reports, Kryszczuk has been
arrested numerous times and charged with disor-
derly intoxication, aggravated assault, contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a minor, resisting arrest,
leaving the scene of an accident and possession of
more than one driver's license. Several of the
charges have resulted in convictions.
Kryszczuk said he is now enrolled in a 12-
step program in an attempt to improve his life. He
has not attended any of the candidate forums on
Gloria Dei is polling place
for Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach voters may cast their ballots in
the Tuesday, March 14, city council elections at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Results of the election will be in next week's Is-
units per acre in the motel district?
Courtney, Lutz, Maloney and Martini said they
favor keeping it the same because any increase will ruin
the residential character of the Island.
Edwards said it is not a density issue and of the 34
rooms created, only six will be new construction.
Faarup said the density is set by the comprehensive
plan and mandated by the state and the state will not
permit a density increase.
Q: Are you in favor of limiting rentals in resi-
Spence said there should be no overnight rentals
but different areas of the city lend themselves to differ-
ent rental periods.
Martini and Edwards: The issue needs more study.
Lutz said there should be a 30-day limit in strictly
residential areas but other areas could have weekly or
Faarup said the issue is complex and there is not
one solution for all residential areas.
Courtney: There should be a 30-day limit in R-1
and R-1AA and seven-day in R-2, R-3 and R-4.
Q: Do you have a solution to the T-end canal
Spence, Maloney, Courtney and Edwards: Lease
them to residents.
Lutz and Faarup: Establish the question of owner-
Martini said any resident who wants to build a
dock should pay a share of the seawall repairs.
Q: How should the city fund drainage improve-
Courtney: Use the school tax money.
Faarup said he would like to see the recommenda-
tions developed by Swiftmud before responding.
Lutz: Seek grants.
Spence: More research is needed.
Maloney: The three Island cities should work on a
Edwards noted that Islanders live near sea level
and he is unsure if there is a viable solution.
Martini said any solution will be very costly and
the Island should seek help from the Sarasota Bay Na-
tional Estuary Program.
Q: In what areas could the cities consolidate ser-
Spence said not among the three cities but within
the city the council members need to get along with
Martini, Maloney, Faarup, Lutz and Edwards: Sev-
eral areas could be explored.
Courtney: The cities could share resources.
Q: How will the city
deal with the cap on prop-
erty taxes that will reduce
their yearly increase from
Faarup: Seek more
Lutz: Cut city spending,
Maloney: Cut costs and
share resources with the
county and other Island cit- Spence
Martini: Limit spending to necessities.
Spence: The city should save in any areas it can.
Courtney: Keep strictly within the budget.
Edwards: Lobby for reapportionment in the county
so all homeowners pay the same percentage of ap-
praisal to true market value.
Q: Should the county revisit the municipal trol-
Courtney, Maloney, Martini, Spence and Edwards:
Faarup and Lutz: It could be considered.
Q: Should alcohol be served at the public beach?
All except Spence: No
Spence: It's not a council decision. If it becomes
one, I'll make a decision based on the facts.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER MARCH 9, 1995 U PAGE 3 Ijf
Garbage hike, co-generation questioned in Anna Maria
By Paul Roat
It may cost more to trash your trash in Anna Maria.
Waste Management, the company that picks up
garbage in Anna Maria City, is proposing a 19 percent
rate increase for residents. The increase is needed to
reflect increases in landfill costs and a lawn clipping
pickup, according to Waste Management President and
General Manager Bob Dunning.
Residents currently pay $8.02 per month for gar-
bage pickup. Dunning said the increase of $1.87 per
month to a total of $9.89 is due to a 17-cent landfill rate
increase and a $1.70 yard waste increase.
However, the rate schedule that charges duplex
residents the same fee as single family homes caused
Planning and Zoning Chairman Tom Turner to ques-
tion the entire Waste Management billing system.
"There are 315 duplexes and 970 single family
homes in Anna Maria," Turner said. "One plot of
ground produces a certain amount of yard waste, yet
duplexes are being charged twice. You've got duplexes
subsidizing single family homes in the city."
Dunning said he would be willing to consider
changing the fees to drop the double charge to du-
plexes, but added that the change would mean that ei-
ther single family homes would have to pay a higher
fee or all the rates would increase.
Other elements of the new contract between Waste
Management and the city include automatic future in-
Former officer charged in accident
The State Attorney's Office has charged Charles
Anderson, 36, with leaving the scene of an accident with
injury and obstructing an officer without violence. Ander-
son will not be charged with driving under the influence.
Pet scoops mandatory
for Anna Maria
As delicately as a policeman can get,
Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Tillner has put dog-walkers
on notice: use your scooper behind your dog, or
find it full of tickets.
That clear, he noted with evident relief that the
Manatee County Sheriffs Department, which po-
lices Anna Maria City, won't be doing the ticketing.
He asked about it after hearing some com-
plaints, he told the city commission, and "the ani-
mal control people said they'd take care of it."
So the way to shape up pet owners he
doesn't exclude cats, either is to call Manatee
County Animal Control (749-7103) if you see
someone neglecting to clean up after a pet. First
offense, a warning. Second offense, two people
have to sign the complaint, and a $50 fine can re-
Just leave Sgt. Tillner out of it.
The charges are the result of a Christmas night
motorcycle accident in which Anderson lost control
of his motorcycle. The accident left Anderson's pas-
senger, Roxanne Winstead, with a broken arm and
Anderson, a former Holmes Beach Police Officer,
resigned shortly after the incident.
Winstead was found at the scene of the accident on
66th Street West in Bradenton by the investigating of-
ficer, Steve Woodford. A friend of Anderson's, an of-
ficer with another police agency, said he had been
riding his motorcycle some distance behind Anderson
and came upon the crash. He said Anderson left the
scene to get help.
When Anderson did not return after 10 minutes,
Woodford sent his friend to find him. Upon his return,
Anderson told Woodford he got scared and instead of
calling for help he had "consumed large amounts of an
alcoholic beverage." Anderson failed field sobriety
tests administered by Woodford.
Woodford asked to inspect the motorcycle and
Anderson led him to a garage in Bradenton. Woodford
said Anderson left to unlock the garage and when he
opened the door Anderson was attempting to drink an
unknown alcoholic beverage, which Woodford took
from him. He then took Anderson to the hospital for a
blood alcohol test
creases in the garbage bills in the event landfill charges
increase or the cost of living changes and an extension
of the franchise agreement to March 2000.
Mayor Dottie McChesney questioned Dunning on the
recycling program within the city. "Is there some way
older residents could have the heavier recyclable products,
such as newspaper, picked up at their homes?" she asked.
Dunning said he would look into having a "co-collec-
tion" vehicle made available to Anna Maria. Such a truck
would pick up the normal household garbage as well as
one item that is generally recycled, such as newspapers.
But the whole question of garbage pickups could
Public Works Director Bill Zimmerman requested
Dunning provide the city with a cost analysis of a co-
generation facility to be constructed on the Island to be
used by all Island residents.
Co-generation is a system that separates recycled
products, then burns the garbage. The incineration pro-
duces fresh water and electricity as by-products.
Dunning said co-generation facilities are in opera-
tion elsewhere in the state, notably in Brevard County,
and have been highly successful once the high con-
struction costs are met.
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3/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
3/9, 7 p.m., Council meeting
3/14, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., City election
3/14, 2 p.m., Planning Commission
3/14, 5 p.m., Equity Study Commission
3/8, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, Holmes Beach
3/15, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall
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The Bradenton Beach Marina expansion project
has received one of the last go-aheads, apparently pav-
ing the way for more than $1 million in renovations.
Bradenton Beach Board of Adjustment members
unanimously approved five variances for the project
dealing with signage and building location setbacks
from the property line.
The only cloud left for marina owner Allan Bazzy
is an appeal by neighbors filed in the district court of
appeals to halt the project. No date for the hearing of
that appeal has yet been set.
Andrew Banyas was the only resident who spoke
in regard to the variance requests last week. He ques-
tioned drainage on the property but said he had "no
problem" with the setbacks.
Marina owner Allan Bazzy received approval to
reduce the setback from Anna Maria Sound on two
sides of the 200-by-80-foot boat storage shed he pro-
poses to build at the marina, located just south of the
Cortez Bridge. Bazzy also received approval to replace
two 3-by-6-foot signs off the property, approval to
build an additional sign on the property and a variance
from the city sign laws to build a third sign 34 feet
Attorney Steven Thompson said all five variances
were critical to the success of marina renovations.
Bazzy received a variance from the city's 15-foot
setback requirements from the canal to the north of boat
storage shed to zero feet. He also received a variance
from the 25-foot setback from the east side of the shed
to 16 feet, tapering down to five feet at some parts due
to the curve of the seawall.
Adjustment board members voting in favor of the
variances were Chairman John Burns, Bill Arnold (no
relation to colleague Leroy Arnold), Jo Ann Goodchild,
Ed Peters and Joe Speciale.
Among the renovations proposed for the property
is the construction of the boat storage shed in an "old
town" architectural style, complete with porches, win-
dows and peaked roof. The existing boat storage racks
will be removed. Marine repair facilities will be relo-
cated on the site, and extensive landscaping is proposed
around the perimeter of the property.
The marina plans were rejected by the city coun-
cil last year after several council members objected to
the impact the business would have on the neighbor-
hood. Bazzy appealed the council decision in circuit
court, and a judge overruled city officials and directed
the marina expansion project to proceed.
Bazzy has also filed suit in federal court against 19
residents in the city for speaking out against his project.
One of those named in the suit, Leroy Arnold, is a
member of the board of adjustment. Arnold was not
present at the meeting.
Bazzy is expected to receive building permits to
commence work on the marina renovation later this
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Firematics team wins second place
The Anna Maria Fire District's Firematics team brought back a second place overall from the City ofArcadia
Firematics competition held Feb. 25. From left are Larry Revell, Rich Losek, Bruce McKenzie, Ronnie Fincher,
Danny Stephens (top row) and Brian Braun, Aaron Bishop, Dennis Dotson and JeffLonzo (bottom row).
Pier project proposals too high:
Bradenton Beach officials
Bradenton Beach City Council members have re-
jected the two bids for repair work on the fishing pier
and will re-bid the project to re-plank, re-rail and re-
roof the pier.
The two bids were about 50 percent higher than
what city officials had projected to spend for the
Mayor Katie Pierola said the Bradenton Beach
Fishing Pier fund has revenue of $65,514.27 for pier
repairs. Although the city received a $50,000 state
grant to conduct the pier repair work, the city has to pay
for the work done on the pier, then be reimbursed from
Joseph Garbus of Bradenton Beach submitted a bid
for $89,300; Thomas Marine Construction of Ft. Myers
submitted a bid of $97,670.
"It is my opinion that insufficient bids were re-
ceived and the dollar amount that was quoted is unac-
ceptable," Building Official Whitey Moran said. "My
recommendation to the council is that this project be re-
advertised for bid."
Some of the elements of the project may be scaled
back to reduce the costs of the repair work, Moran said.
Deadline for new pier bids is March 17. A pre-bid
conference with interested contractors will be March 10.
Island transportation planning group
sets goals for next year
By Pat Copeland
Taking the helm of the Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization (ITPO), Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger asked each member for a list of goals
and objectives at a recent meeting
Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney said her
goals are to re-activate the transit committee, which
was appointed by the county commission more than a
year ago to study the county's transit service; to work
on Island drainage problems and to work to stop the
construction of a high-span bridge on Manatee Avenue.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola said her goals
are to keep a close watch on the Department of Transpor-
tation (DOT), to follow up on the recommendations of the
SR 789 Task Force, to encourage the other Island cities to
donate $1,000 to the Save Anna Maria legal fund and to
work on Island drainage problems.
The building officials of the three Island cities are
the TAC members, said Pierola, and they must begin
meeting, elect a chairman and send a representative to
the TAC of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Bohnenberger said his goals are to encourage the
state to repave Manatee Avenue from the bridge to Gulf
Drive, to repave Gulf Drive through the city and to get
the replacement of the Key Royale Bridge on the
DOT's schedule of projects.
Members agreed to draft a resolution to the county
to remove the second span on Manatee Avenue from
the county's comprehensive plan.
In other business, members agreed to send a rep-
resentative to the Manatee County Bicycle and Pedes-
trian Board, which is currently working on a county-
wide plan for bike paths, and to activate the Citizens'
The ITPO is an advisory group to the Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, a re-
gional transportation planning board comprised of
members from city and county government as well as
the airport authority.
Architects Emily Anne Smith and Tom Eatman
have proposed a five-phase construction project for the
pier face lift. The first phase will include repair and
replacement of damaged deck planking and railing,
demolition of the pavilion at the east end of the pier,
new benches and installation of three fish-cleaning sta-
tions complete with fresh water.
New lighting will also be put in place on the pier.
Lights will be similar in design to those throughout
Bridge Street and, as Smith put it, "should gather
baitfish like gangbusters."
pther phases of the pier will feature:
A new pier entrance portico and new roof design
for the tackle shop and restaurant within Phase 2.
Construction of a new pavilion and new signage
via a 34-foot-high tower at the east end of the pier
within Phase 3.
Construction of a 34-foot-high tower featuring
clocks on four sides, extensive landscaping featuring
sable and royal palms at the approach to the pier and a
boardwalk within Phase 4.
Construction of three covered cabanas staggered
along the pier's 665-foot length within Phase 5.
Although costs for all phases of the work on the
pier have not been finalized, total cost is estimated at
$200,000. Pierola said additional state grant funds may
become available to do the work.
Smith said the overall theme of the pier improvements
would be a old fishing style design. She added that private
contributions may be used to fund the sign and clock tow-
ers, which are estimated to cost a total of $15,000.
Moran also received permission to hire a structural
engineer to assess the stability of the pier pilings.
In a related issue, the rock revetment at the foot of
Bridge Street will be replaced by the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers. Council members agreed to request the
work begin in late April. The $200,000 project is be-
ing funded by a $150,000 federal grant, with the city
contributing $50,000 to the work.
In last week's article, "County chief defends
EMS service on Island," it stated "The county's new
system is called peak load staffing a concept
based on supply and demand in which ambulances
would be on the road during peak times." No such
system is being used in the county, said Dino Villani,
EMS chief. According to Villani, any significant
change in EMS operations must be approved by the
Manatee County Commission.
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Get up, stand up
There's only one way anyone's going to listen to
your complaints about politics and the way things are
run in Holmes Beach by casting a vote in the March
Stand up for yourself by exercising your right to vote.
Every vote counts as candidates in last year's
Holmes Beach election can attest. One council seat was
decided by a margin of 13 votes.
Three seats are open this go-round. Two incum-
bents, Luke Courtney and Billie Martini, are seeking
reelection. The other candidates are Lee Edwards,
Michael Faarup, Heathcliff Kryszczuk, Roger Lutz,
Don Maloney and Deborah Spence. The top three vote
getters from the field of eight candidates will take of-
fice for two year terms.
Both Courtney and Martini have presented valu-
able input as members of city council. Martini has ini-
tiated numerous improvements and beautification
plans. Courtney has added business expertise and a
thorough working knowledge of the instruments of
government codes, ordinances and the comprehen-
sive plan. He's been a staunch advocate for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center and has stood up to
pressures of proposed density increases. We recom-
mend that voters retain at least one of the incumbents
for their valued expertise and continuity on council.
As for the other candidates, Deborah Spence has the
fresh outlook of a political newcomer. She and Heathcliff
Kryszczuk both have youth and ambition to their credit.
However, they both ignored several opportunities
to allow voters to get to know them and offered no
personal background or resumes for our consideration.
We have reservations about Kryszczuk due to a
tarnished record with local police authorities. We'd like
to see him contribute some time on city boards or com-
mittees before we commit to his promise of integrity.
Spence sounded like a polished politician at the
candidate's forum sponsored by this newspaper. She
answered questions on position with idealism and of-
fered to come up with a plan and carry it out. But
Spence offered no such plans.
Lee Edwards, Michael Faarup, Roger Lutz and
Don Maloney offer voters a tremendous array of valu-
able contributions to the city including common sense
and professional backgrounds that promise understand-
ing of complex issues.
Faarup and Lutz offer the most insight to the de-
mands of fulfilling the state mandated review of the
comprehensive plan and thereby preserving the resi-
dential nature of Holmes Beach. Maloney promises to
represent what he calls the majority of residents -
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Bradenton Beach has not started a precedent by
donating money to Save Anna Maria's legal fund.
This situation is no different than the Beach Action
Committee appointed by our Island Chamber of Com-
merce which was also approved by the three Island
cities to fight for beach restoration.
Opponents to donating money to SAM say that the
organization is a political activist group. I must remind
all of you that it was no different than the Beach Com-
mittee supporting candidates at federal, state and local
levels who believed in the cause.
This is the American way.
The 200 to 300 persons on this Island who support
the high bridge can't see the forest from the trees. The
Florida Department of Transportation wants the easy
way out and that is to build four bridges to our Island
to move the traffic to the beaches and Longboat Key.
Finally the cities of Anna Maria and Bradenton
Beach and even Longboat Key donated to the Beach
Action Committee. I pray the two remaining cities
donate for the bridge fight. It is the most important is-
sue facing this Island.
This will send a strong message to the Metropoli-
tan Planning Commission and DOT and the Manatee
We don't want twin spans of the 65 foot bridges!
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Lutz offers one additional insight to council that
of an experienced legal professional. It's not so much
that we would expect him to save thousands of dollars
in legal fees because the city does need advice from an
on-staff attorney, but Lutz offers the advantage of ap-
plying the logic and reasoning of a seasoned legal mind
to the everyday business of Holmes Beach. His input
on matters ranging from density to pothole liability will
be an asset.
In making our recommendation to voters we con-
sider more than positions on current issues. We look for
qualities of leadership people with the ability to
make tough decisions for the better good. As the
community's newspaper of record, it is our business
and our responsibility to inform the voters based on our
first-hand knowledge of the candidates.
We hope the candidates elected will represent all
residents of Holmes Beach. We hope they will work to
preserve the unique character of the city for future gen-
erations. We hope they can work toward a goal of find-
ing a solution to the struggle we find ourselves facing
- the struggle between residential quality and the busi-
ness of tourism.
We recommend voting to retain incumbents Luke
Courtney and Billie Martini.
We also recommend voting for Roger Lutz.
Car racing could solve
I have the perfect solution to the baseball owner-
player dispute that would end forever the source of the
Treat players as they do race car drivers. Let the
players get their own sponsor. Let them work their own
deals with sponsors depending on their athletic prow-
ess and amount of exposure of the sponsor's logo dur-
ing the game, exhibited on their uniforms.
I can see it now! The center fielder with a battery
powered bright red neon light showing 'Bud Light'
emblazoned on this back.
And just think of the excitement at the end of each
inning in the dugout (pit). The flurry of activity as the
players storm in to have sneakers and socks changed,
a few vitamin pills for energy, glasses cleaned, mitts
oiled, crotches adjusted and sprayed, black under eye
glare shadow repaired, chewing tobacco checked and
added if needed, Ben Gay applied and, oh yes, a quick
sip through a long straw since only one dugout crew
member is allowed in the dugout with each player.
Yes, sir! I really get enthusiastic about the practi-
cal method of getting baseball back on track. It would
certainly send chills up my spine to see the first game
of the season with players displaying new sponsors and
uniforms and hear the echo of that great American
baseball announcement, "Play Ball."
Richard Suhre, Holmes Beach
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 5, Life at Fort Dade_
by June Alder
Egmont Key's military reservation looking south about 1907-08.
BAD TIMES AT TAMPA
At the turn of the century John P.
Jones, 25-year-old son of Anna Maria
Island's second homesteader, was sta-
tioned for a short time at newly estab-
lished Fort Dade on Egmont Key. In
1949 he completed a fascinating mem-
oir about his experiences, parts of which
have been running in this column for the
past month and will continue for a few
In those days Tampa and
Braidentown (as Bradenton was then
called) were the only sizable towns
around where the often-bored soldiers
of Fort Dade could go for fun. Tampa's
citizens had bad memories of trying to
cope with thousands of troops during
the Spanish war of 1898. According to
Jones, they weren't very hospitable to
the soldiers of Fort Dade.
By John P. Jones
For quite a long time after the Span-
ish-American War soldiers were more
or less "persona non grata" in Tampa, so
much so that any of them going there on
pass always tried to borrow a civilian
suit in order to avoid trouble.
There were only two types of suits
available (both gray) and owned by the
post tailor, who rented them out. One
was large and one was small. The be-
tween-size men had either to roll up the
bottoms of the trousers and turn back the
cuffs, or go with "high-waters," as the
case might be. So just about every sol-
dier who went on pass to Tampa was
dressed in gray.
Except just after payday. Khaki
mixed with gray then. For many troop-
ers couldn't afford to rent the suits. Ei-
ther they had visited the canteen too of-
ten during the month or had tried to buck
the "Bank of England" (as the soldiers
called the fellow who ran a big crap
game the night after payday).
Unlike the Tampans, the
Braidentown people always treated us
fine. They invited us to their dances and
entertainments and hired a launch to
bring us over from Egmont Key and
back. They even came to the Fort and
put on an amateur entertainment for our
benefit, for which we sometimes recip-
rocated by giving one for them, to the
best of our ability.
We had a good baseball team and
used to play the boys on the Manatee
River quite frequently, usually win-
ning. But when we visited Tampa we
always got licked.
I have a theory in regard to this. The
Tampans always saw to it that our team
had a few drinks before the game, which
was difficult to prevent. Manatee
County, however, was "dry." So our boys
went into the game in better shape.
Now, I confess that after I was
made sergeant and captain of the team,
when I took my boys to Bradenton, af-
ter the game was over I'd go to a drug
store, sign a prescription with an "MD"
after my name and get a quart of alco-
hol. I figured they really needed a little
stimulant after playing so hard and do-
ing so well. Mixing the alcohol with
two bottles of ginger ale gave everyone
a good drink and started us all home
relaxed and happy.
The residents of the Manatee sec-
tion were (and still are) fine and hospi-
table people, and members of old A
Battery and the 111th and First Compa-
nies of the Coast Artillery Corps will
never forget their kindness.
And here is a remark I will take the
liberty of making: Tampa played for
business and got it; St. Petersburg
played for the tourist trade and got it;
and I hope Bradenton will continue to
play for friendliness, peace and qui-
etude, her trump cards, as it will pay
There is such a thing as having too
much "vision." Sometimes it turns out
to be a nightmare.
Next: There'll be some
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Setback variance granted at North Shore Drive
It's all right for the house a-building on North
Shore Drive to be a bit closer to the property lines than
the law allows.
After personal inspections of the site, the Anna Maria
City Commission at its regular meeting voted unani-
mously to permit a variance from setback requirements.
Contractor Steve Kring explained that the lot is 45 feet
wide on the street side, 55 at the building line at the rear.
He asked for permission to build right up to the building
line and 10 feet in from the side property instead of the 15
Bridge Street patrons may soon have a new
place to park.
Building Official Whitey Moran last week
unveiled preliminary plans for the new city owned
parking lot on First Street North. Moran said the
"quick and easy" proposal would allow 21 cars to
park in the shell lot, and would probably cost
$2,000-$4,000. With city council approval, he
said, work could be done within a week or so once
a contractor was awarded the project.
Entrance to the lot would be from Bridge
Street, with one-way traffic exiting onto First
Street North. A fence would separate the lot from
neighbors, and landscaping would also serve to
buffer the parking lot.
The 100-by-106-foot parcel of land at 105-
107 First Street North, formerly owned by Bruno
Fleck, was purchased by the city for $100,000 last
"It's close to the new library, Bridge Street,
the beach and the fishing pier," Community Rede-
velopment Agency Chairman Clem Dryden has
said of the land. "This $100,000 investment will
buy us something that will go up in value. If the
city decides to sell the land at a future date, it will
have made money on the deal."
The relatively low cost for creating a parking
lot is due to the shell surface, Moran explained.
Shell allows water to drain into the ground as op-
posed to asphalt or some other impervious surface.
A hard surface, he said, would require on-site
drainage ponds and other more expensive modifi-
cations to the project.
feet required when a property abuts the street. He noted
the platted-but-not-built street never will be developed any
further than its current condition as a walkway.
Commissioner Chuck Shumard said his personal
inspection of the site allayed his concern about build-
ing to the rear building line.
It all appears acceptable to him, said Commissioner
George McKay, as long as the house Kring is building
for John and Sharon Dicks is in harmony with the other
houses in the neighborhood.
Warning signs and eventually a fence at the foot of
Magnolia Avenue and a new dune walkover at Sy-
camore are due in the city of Anna Maria.
Originally, Commissioner Doug Wolfe explained,
walkovers were approved for Magnolia and Palmetto
Avenues. The approval came from the Manatee County
Tourist Development Committee, which pays for such
But TDC expenditures, he told the rest of the com-
mission, are limited by law to projects that improve
beaches and protect dunes, whereas Magnolia has nei-
Mayor Dottie McChesney reminded the commis-
sion that Chrissy Barber of Anna Maria had said at a
city work session, "The No Name Storm washed away
the sand and left rocks there, and people scramble over
the rocks to get to the water. Several of them have
fallen and hurt themselves."
A Magnolia walkover is a necessity for the health
and safety of the citizens, the mayor said, and sug-
gested the city apply to the TDC for an additional walk-
over at Sycamore.
Charged by his fellow commissioners with re-
searching hardship caused by the zoning setbacks there,
Commissioner Mark Ratliff said the owners had cre-
ated their own hardship, "buying the lot hoping we
would let them build anyway."
This normally wouldn't qualify the property for a
variance, he noted, but "we've been granting quite a
few variances and in this case too it would seem equi-
table to grant" the request.
The rest of the commission agreed.
Public Works Director Bill Zimmerman advised
that a Magnolia walkover could be termed an attractive
nuisance. "Someone could cross there, step off the
walkover into a foot or two of turbulent water and get
knocked into the rocks. The city might be held respon-
He blamed Australian pine trees for at least con-
tributing to the problem, maybe even being the basic
culprit. Where those exotic trees flourish, sea oats do
not, he said. Dunes where sea oat roots do not grow are
Something must be done for the safety of people,
the mayor said.
Commissioner Wolfe said the TDC has allocated
$13,000 for the two walkovers but was amenable to
switching the Magnolia structure to Sycamore. He rec-
ommended that switch, along with signs to warn people
away from the Magnolia rocks and direct them to a
crossing nearby. And a fence, preferably of split rail,
should shunt people away from the dangerous rocks.
By voice vote the commission unanimously ac-
cepted his proposal.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 9, 1995 0 PAGE 9 iK
The Anna Maria Island Privateers'
S Thieves' Market will be held on
Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 3
-, p.m., in the parking area of Crabby
d 4 ; 7 1 Bill's Restaurant, Marina Drive and
.-4. -" -. Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The rain
Sedate is Sunday, March 12. Great
values in trash, treasures and crafts
will be available. Bargain hunters
4 will enable the Privateers, a non-
Sprofit organization, to support its
scholarship program which helps
young people attend Manatee Com-
Council tries to tune in on in-home teaching
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Councilman Luke Courtney re-
ceived the go-ahead from his council last week to draft
an ordinance to permit professional in-home instruc-
The ordinance is the latest result of two years of
wrangling over piano teacher Paulette Kilts' request to
teach in her home. The request was originally denied
available at Springfest
The 1995 crop of beach dune sunflower
seedlings is up and the Anna Maria Beautifica-
tion Project would like residents to help them
"flood the Island" in a sea of yellow by planting
these perpetual bloomers.
Plenty of plants will be available for a small
donation at Springfest Arts & Craft Festival to be
held Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, at
City Hall Park adjacent to Holmes Beach City
because the city's current home occupation license
does not permit traffic to the home.
In the past two years, numerous draft ordinances
attempting to permit in-home artistic teaching made the
rounds between the council, the planning commission
and the city attorney. Major concerns in the debate in-
cluded defining the term "artistic," creating challenges
from others who have home occupation licenses but are
denied traffic to the home and limiting the types of in-
A request by Kilts brought the issue back to coun-
cil. She asked that the word artistic be removed and
replaced with in-home instruction and that council con-
sider raising the limit of six students per day to 10.
"I hate opening this door for eliminating the word
'artistic," said Councilwoman Billie Martini. "I don't
think we've given thorough consideration as to what
types of instruction."
Each applicant must come to council for a site plan
review and can be denied, said Council Chairwoman
Mary Ellen Reichard.
Resident Don Howard added that the license is
subject to a yearly approval and if there have been com-
plaints from neighbors the renewal can be denied.
"The world is changing," said Courtney. "More
people are working out of their homes and we'll see a
lot more in the next 20 years. I think we should allow
instruction of any type in the home. We have other
regulations that prohibit noise, parking, etc."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore agreed with Mar-
Geyer said she did not favor increasing the num-
ber of students per day. Reichard suggested 10 stu-
dents in six sessions.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger pointed out that 10 stu-
dents per day could generate 40 vehicle trips.
"We have artistic organizations and musical groups
on the Island," one resident noted. "Where do you think
those people learned? They went to Mrs. Smith's house
or Mr. Jones' house and took lessons."
She said there is a lack of activities for youngsters
on the Island and "a kid practicing music is not going
to be letting the air out of someone's tires or worse."
Reichard then suggested a creating a separate pro-
fessional in-home instructional license which would
not come under the home occupation license category.
She asked Courtney to draft an ordinance to be dis-
cussed at the March 21 work session.
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The line stretched across the porch at the Island Players Monday for tickets to "Other People's Money."
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
'Other People's Money' to open
at Island Players March 17
"Other People's Money," the compelling drama
of Wall Street vs. Main Street, is the upcoming pre-
sentation of the Island Players, opening Friday, March
17, continuing through April 2.
The play depicts the problems raised by a Wall
Street take-over artist, Lawrence Garfinkle, when he
buys up stock in the undervalued and vulnerable New
England Wire and Cable Co. His intention to be-
come majority stockholder, liquidate the company,
take the money and run.
If the stockholders back Garfinkle, they'll make
a bundle. But what of the 1,200 employees and what
about the local tight-knit community?
Garfinkle couldn't care less.
Set against the suavely rapacious financier: the
gentlemanly Jorgenson, who has run the company
since the year one; his chief operation officer, Coles,
who understands the reality of the threat; Kate, a
bright young lawyer specializing in fending off take-
overs and daughter of Bea, Jorgenson's long-time
friend and loyal administrative assistant
Critics have described the play as both charming
and alarming, as well as funny, serious, and suspense-
ful in its portrayal of contemporary hard-ball tactics of
the business world.
In the Island Players production, 'the cast consists
of Michael Cutler as Lawrence Garfinkle; Gabe
Simches as Andrew Jorgenson; Diane Kearney as Kate
Sullivan; Julie Warrender as Bea Sullivan and Art
Ballman as William Coles.
The Island Players Theatre is located at the corner
of Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. All
shows start at 8 p.m. except for two matinees on Sun-
day, March 19, and Sunday, March 26, which open at
2 p.m. The show on Sunday, April 2, will start at 8 p.m.
No show on either Monday.
Tickets at $10 are available at the theater or by call-
ing 778-5755. The box office will open daily from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m., except Sundays, starting Monday, March 6, and
for an hour before showtime during the run.
Better communication and greater public aware-
ness are the keynotes of the goals for 1995 for the
Bradenton Beach Civic Association.
The group's annual meeting placed a slate of new
officers on the table, a review of past accomplish-
ments and future goals.
Nominees for the board for 1995-96 include: Don
Brown, chair; Kay Hoey, vice-chair; Jim Kissick, cor-
responding secretary; Karen Klosky, recording secre-
tary; David Beaton, treasurer; LeRoy Harnack, direc-
tor; and Mike Norman, director.
Other goals for the next year include issuing more
beautification awards, continued monitoring of bridge
issues, manning a booth at the April Bridge Street
festival and better communication among members
and directors on Island issues
big little plane
Islander Mike LaPensee, in fore-
ground, joins David Jones of Jones
Aviation in posing with one of
LaPensee's larger radio-controlled
model airplanes for the annual
Dick Coles Memorial Fly-in March
10-12. There will also be a raffle
for prizes, and raffle tickets can be -
purchased at LaPensee Plumbing, .
5348B Gulf Dr. in Holmes Beach.
To get to the fly-in take exit 42 off
of 1-75 (SR64), then go 3.9 miles
east to Rye Road. Turn left and
proceed 2.8 miles to Woodstock
Road and turn right and follow the
signs to the flying field. For more
information contact Rick Mixon at
Accomplishments of the group include last year's
establishment of a beautification award program, the
non-profit status for the associations and a Cortez
Bridge "watch" information focus. The group also
sponsored a business owners meeting that generated
input to the Florida Department of Transportation on
when the Cortez Bridge should be closed for repairs.
The civic association also opposed operation of per-
sonal watercraft near the Gulf and Bay shores.
This is the fifth anniversary of the civic associa-
tion. Mark Barreda has been charged with compiling
the group's history.
More members are always sought by the
Bradenton Beach Civic Association.
For membership information, call 778-7199 or
Communication, membership goals of
Bradenton Beach civic group
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Code creates Catch 22 for
Anna Maria property owner
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board rec-
ommended the granting of a variance for Orbe Andux
of 402 Magnolia noting that Andux's request turned up
a Catch 22 in the city's code.
Andux sought a variance to a side setback in order
to tear down the present structure and build a new
home. Andux said the current structure is so old he
can't improve it due to Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency regulations.
The variance is required because the property was
subdivided many years ago and the house sits on a half
lot, he said. Andux also owns an adjacent full-sized lot
which he plans to sell.
Commissioner Doug Copeland said the code
states that the owner of any vacant land not conform-
ing to minimum requirements of lot dimension or lot
area (7,500 square feet) may apply to the board for
relief. The exception is that if the same owner owns
an adjacent piece of property, he must combine the
pieces to make a conforming lot.
"What you have is a non-conforming use and it's
legal for you to have your house as such," noted
Copeland"Once you remove your house it will be va-
cant land and must be combined with the lot next to
it. Here's the Catch 22 -if you would tear down your
house and sell your lot, then you could build on it
because you wouldn't own the land next to it."
"One of the purposes of this board is to take a
look at situations like this," noted Chairman Tom
"In my opinion, we can grant a variance to re-
move a non-conforming structure and put a conform-
ing structure in its place."
The other board members agreed and voted to
approve the variance and permit Andux to rebuild the
house before selling the lot.
The second variance approved by the board was
for a four-foot portion of fence at 512 South Dr.
In other business, several members of the board
will meet as a committee to revise the city's tree regu-
lations which were never approved as part of the code
due to a continuing controversy over their contents.
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747-COPS to report a crime
By Pat Copeland
Crime Stoppers is a community program designed
to increase public involvement in reporting crime by
offering rewards to citizens who furnish information
leading to felony arrests and the capture of fugitives.
Dan Doyle, president of Crime Stoppers in Mana-
tee County, explained the program to interested
Holmes Beach residents last week. The presentation
was part of the continuing series of community police
meetings sponsored by the Holmes Beach Police De-
The program started 20 years ago in New Mexico,
said Doyle, and was the result of an unsolved rape case.
"A detective got some local citizens to put up
$5,000 for information leading to an arrest and convic-
tion of the person who committed the rape,' he ex-
plained. "They set up an 800 hotline. Through this
hotline people were able to call in and give anonymous
information on the crime and they were eligible to re-
ceive the reward."
After the case was solved, the hotline was kept in
place, he said, and that was the first Crime Stoppers or-
ganization. There are now more than 600 Crime Stop-
pers chapters in the country. The Manatee County
Chapter was started in 1985.
Many people who witness crimes are afraid to get
involved because of various reasons including fear of
injury or fear of becoming involved in a lengthy court
process, said Doyle. This program relieves those fears
because tipsters are anonymous.
"You call the number 747-COPS and you
don't have to give your name," he stressed. "You give
the person that answers the phone any information you
have and you are issued a code number. The calls are
not recorded and there is no caller ID, so there's no way
to trace who made the
An arrest can bring the
caller a reward up to
$1,000, noted Doyle. The
amount of the reward is
based on the seriousness
of the crime.
The caller does not
have to be an eyewitness
to a crime, added Holmes Doyle
Beach Police Chief Jay
Romine, and can also call with information about a
The program is a partnership between law en-
forcement and business, said Romine, because much
of the reward money comes from donations by the
local business community. Other sources are private
citizens and fund raisers.
In addition to corporate support, the program re-
ceives support from Channel 40, which televises re-
enactments of crimes that occur in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, said Doyle.
"In the United States, hundreds of thousands of
crimes have been solved and millions of dollars re-
covered through the program," noted Doyle. "It's a
good way for people to be good citizens and report
Doyle said the organization is looking for board
members and volunteers and the public is welcome at
the meetings held at the Manatee County Sheriffs
Department downtown on the first Wednesday of the
month at 5:15 p.m.
For those who missed the meeting, the presenta-
tion is available on video at the Holmes Beach Police
Holmes Beach planners to seek
state review of bridge impact
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission plans to
use the "conflict resolution process" mandated in state
statute to fight the proposed 65-foot-high fixed-span
bridge on Manatee Avenue.
The group sent a letter to Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger last week asking him to initiate the pro-
cess. The process is part of the Intergovernmental Co-
ordination Element (ICE) of the comprehensive plan
which gives a municipality the power to contest devel-
opment projects it feels could have a negative impact
on the city.
The letter noted that one of the purposes of the
law is "so that local governments can preserve and
enhance present advantages, encourage the most
appropriate use of land, water and resources con-
sistent with public interest..."
Planners said they are making the request because
the replacement of the bridge does not deal with the
increase in traffic during tourist season, will have a
negative impact on the city's resources and threaten
the city's quality of life.
The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
and the Florida Department of Community Affairs
would be the agencies involved in considering the
request, said Planning Commission Chairman Gabe
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'two out of three' think it's grand
By Jim Hanson
Millionaire with a yacht or bum with boat to match,
it's all the same to these individualistic Anna Maria
They're all "dock rats." They're "live-aboards,"
people who inhabit boats and don't care whether the
rest of us like it or not. They're an endangered species,
surrounded by people who would like to endanger them
off the face of the earth.
Sarasota has outlawed them. Longboat Key prohib- e win
its that way of life. They haven't been seen for years FL 5
around Siesta' Key. St. Petersburg Beach, thatA...
yachtsman's haven, won't let people spend even one '
night aboard their boat if it's moored there.
But Anna Maria welcomes a small but happy popu-
lation of these wondrously independent folk. They're
clustered at Galati's Marina in Anna Maria at the north -
end of the Island. -- -
A dozen or more live-aboard boats are moored
there as permanently as these nomadic homes get.
Carefree and then some
"Carefree" is one of them. She's a 42-foot cruiser
built in 1962 of mahogany, broad-beamed and comfort- Galati's yacht club in Anna Maria is a haven for live-aboard boaters. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
able and the home of G.J. ("but I've been Whitey since
I was seven") Moran and wife Cindy. He is Bradenton Beach Resort. "Carefree," whose too-cute name he's Their first burned around him and sent him to a
Beach's building official, a principal midwife to the been thinking of changing for eight years, is their third CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
town's rebirth. Cindy is secretary of the Gulf Stream boat. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
Just in case ... VOTE MARCH 14
... you missed the recent forums J. M icharup
where candidates for Holmes Beach
City Council answered citizens' -.
". t-at eoqu estions about issues facing our
city, here's where Don Maloney
S : stands on those issues, and where Hol mes Beach
he will remain standing: City Council
A voice for
DENSITY: Don is against any increase in density, especially against the
nearly 300% increase (from 10 units per acre to 28 units) being sought by all the op le
a few motel owners. He will oppose future density increase attempts -
whether made through the front, back or side doors. of H o m es Beach.
BRIDGES: Don is against any new bridge of any height. He is for a com-l pai r by the Campaign Acc Michael aap
prehensive study that would explore all the options to provide safe con-
venient traffic flow- both in good and bad weather- between the mainland
and both Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. He also intends to see
that the problem of drainage is more seriously addressed to insure that O W O P E
bridges will always be accessible. Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM
SPENDING: Don intends to explore possibilities for saving tax dollars for Saturdays 8 AM to 2 PM
all three island cities by means of consolidating some services and the
equipment required to provide those services.
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Don admits representing a "special interest
group"- the residents of our city. His family, in fact, represents three gen-
erations who call Holmes Beach home. There's Don, a sort-of-retired busi-
ness executive, his wife Sarah, his daughter Barbara, her husband Sam
and five grandchildren from pre-school to high school age. Don is deter-
mined to maintain the ambiance that brought them all to this island.
MOST OF ALL, you missed Don's promise to all Islanders, that ...
"He'll leave it the way you love it!"
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hospital for a month and didn't teach him a thing.
This was a 46-foot Chris Craft he owned only four
or five weeks in 1977 when he decided to move her
from St. Petersburg to the East Coast; he was working
in Orlando and thought the commute would be easier.
No sooner had he loaded up with gasoline than he
found a bilge full of fuel from an unsuspected leak. No
sooner had he found that unwelcome load than it ig-
nited, leaving him with second- and third-degree burns
on half his body.
After a month in a hospital he checked himself out,
had the hulk taken over to Merritt Island and rebuilt her
from the keel up. He's worked in construction all his
life so "I know wood, and I know engines, and Cindy
is the best boat refinisher on earth," and together
they've rebuilt all three of their boats.
"When the Mariel boat lift began, some Cubans
bought my boat with handfuls of hundred-dollar bills,
and while Cindy and I were packing our stuff off the
Cubans were rolling drums of gasoline aboard," he
recalls. He still doesn't know how that boat ended up.
So he made a boat mistake, bought a yawl built in
1913, 40 feet long and 8 feet wide, "very fast and no
room, which Cindy just hated."
He rebuilt the boat but not the engine: "It was a
four-cylinder motor and when we went around Florida
is was hitting on three when we hit Key West and on
two up around Jensen Beach with a bad storm upon us.
I sold her cheap."
Two years living on land, then eight years ago they
bought their current floating home and, as usual, rebuilt
The Morans feel very lucky to be where they are.
He's living "as far north as I'll ever get," both have jobs
they like, Anna Maria Island is "more near an absolute
ideal than I ever thought we'd find." Especially
Galati's, which has covered slips for his wooden boat
and is "grandfathered in" for boaters to live aboard
their craft; the only other such facilities in the area are
along the Manatee River at Palmetto.
The Morans have lived aboard boats longer than
almost anyone around here, 17 of their 22 married
years. Brand new to the game is Berni Roy.
She "spent most of my life as a housewife and
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mother, and this is really different." As different as her
native Vermont is from the Gulf Coast. She had an
apartment ashore and bought a beat-up 25-foot house-
boat just recently. Why?
"This is me. I do this." Playing piano at Cafe Robar
six nights a week, she is "on stage all the time there,
then I come here and it's goodnight to the world."
She doesn't have the amenities the Morans have
built into their boat, doesn't cook aboard and during the
cold s )ell found herself on someone's shoreside couch
one, ght. But she's loving living as she is.
Nearly as new is Homer Carter, six months into it
now. He finds as much comfort on a sailboat as life
provides, and it's only a 26-footer. But with a refrig-
erator, stove, a fold-out double bed arrangement, head
- "a completely legal head, holding tank, be clear on
that," every live-aboard emphasizes from shared mor-
tal terror of that particular law.
Homer Carter is a lapsed Nashville guitarist who
toured with various groups for 15 years and then Dolly
Parton's Dollywood before settling on Anna Maria.
Here, he mainly creates artworks in stained glass.
He spent 10 not-altogether-welcome days high in
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was replaced. It wasn't all that bad, for the boat was
still self-sufficient, he says, but found land-dictated
stability disconcerting after a restless hull.
Still, even there it was nice being able to turn off
the alarm, make coffee and get the creamer out of the
fridge without getting out of bed. Afloat or up on ways,
he doesn't expect ever to like having to don foul-
weather gear to go to the shower.
The live-aboards are a motley lot, from truck driver
to government retiree to wealthy vagabond to yet an-
other building official, Bill Zimmerman of Anna
Like other live-aboards, Carter loves the yachting
life for its freedom, its back-to-basics, the friendliness
of boaters. Ms. Roy says boaters are "a different breed
of people, they leave you alone but they're there if you
The Morans, too, find "a different kind of people
with different criteria and enjoyments; nowhere else
are people so laid back, so easy-going, enjoying life so
much whether they're millionaires or bums."
Carter has developed a wry suspicion: "With two
out of three of the Island's building officials living
aboard, it makes you wonder about living ashore."
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Volunteers hold Trash &
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Volunteers will hold a Trash & Treasure Sale in con-
junction with the Privateers' Flea Market on Saturday,
March 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of
Crabby Bill's Restaurant, Holmes Beach.
The chamber is seeking donations of clothes,
books and household items for the sale. Items can be
dropped off at the chamber office, 501 Manatee Ave.,
Suite D, Holmes Beach, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednes-
day through Friday.
Proceeds will go toward operating materials and
promotional expenses of the chamber.
Paper and paintbrush class
at Island Center
On Thursday, March 16, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Wendy Hendrix will offer a class to create personal
note and greeting cards entitled "Printing With Paint-
brushes" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Anna Maria City.
The cost is $2 per class for supplies. To register or
for more information call 778-6685.
Series lecture at Island
The Friends of the Island Library invite the public
to attend the fourth of their Focus on Florida program
series on Tuesday, March 14, at 3 p.m., in the Walker-
Swift Meeting Room of the library.
St. Petersburg resident Donald Musselman, teacher
of Dance History at Pinellas County Center for the
Arts, will be the speaker.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. For more information call 778-6341.
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women who have typing, bookkeeping and general
clerical skills and can donate regular hours during the
business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Call the chamber at 778-1541 for details.
Reservations needed for
Episcopal quiet day
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation invites all Episcopal women to a Quiet
Day at Dayspring on Wednesday, March 22, from 9:30
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Father Fellows, rector of the parish, will speak on
"After This ... What?"
The cost is $8 per person. Reservations must be
made by Wednesday, March 15.
To attend, send a check to Mrs. Robert Forker, 3406
Wood Owl Circle, Bradenton, FL 34210 or call 753-3531.
Make checks payable to Church of the Annunciation.
Free kayak demonstration
Oceanbound Kayak Shop is sponsoring "On Wa-
ter Demo Day" at the Palma Sola Causeway, Manatee
Avenue West, on Saturday, March 11. The rain date is
Sunday, March 12.
Paddle kayaks from Ocean Kayak, Prijon, Hydra
and P&H will be featured.
The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Stop by Oceanbound Kayak Shop, 605 A Manatee
Ave. W., Holmes Beach, or call 778-5883 for details.
Sandpiper elects officers
The Sandpiper Homeowners Association has an-
nounced its 1995 slate of officers.
They are "Chick" McAvoy, president; Gene Jones,
vice president; Jim MacKay, secretary; Al Ryan, trea-
surer; and Gene Barnard, director.
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Lt. Colonel Mary Ann Tyrrell of Key Royale, right, is
the newly elected Commander of the Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron. She was the honored guest
at a recent party hosted by the Coast Guard Auxil-
iary Flotilla 81. She is pictured with Coast Guard
Auxiliary hostess Shirley Ann Northrop, left.
Forever young to enjoy
1900s literature lecture
The AMI Forever Young group will meet on Mon-
day, March 13, at 12:30 p.m., at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Anna Maria City.
After refreshments, a lecture on early 1900s litera-
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All seniors and retirees are welcome. Call 778-
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Adeline L. Barth
Adeline L. Barth, 89, of Saginaw, Mich., and a
winter resident of Holmes Beach, died March 3 in
Born in Champaign, Ill., Mrs. Barth was a winter
resident of Manatee County for several years. She was
a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, the Saginaw
Country Club, the Germania Saginaw, the Bradenton
Country Club and Saginaw Branch of National Farm
and Garden Association. She was also a member and
a past president with the League of Women Voters, the
YMCA and the Tuberculosis Society.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane Ann Barth
of Collegeville, Pa., and Susan B. Langhorne of At-
lanta; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held at St. John's Episcopal Church,
Saginaw, with the Rev. Robert Hart officiating. Entomb-
ment is in Oakwood Mausoleum in Michigan. Memori-
als may be made to St. Luke's Hospital Foundation or the
Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon, Mich. W.L. Case Funeral
Home, Saginaw, was in charge of the arrangements.
Mezzie M. Carter
Mezzie M. Carter, 88, of Holmes Beach, died
March 5, 1995, at home.
Service is at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine St.,
Anna Maria with the Rev. Frank Hutchison officiating.
Burial will be in Twinsburg, Ohio. Griffith Cline Fu-
neral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat
for Humanity, P.O. Box 792, Bradenton, Fla. 34206
and Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St. W.,
Suite C, Bradenton, Fla. 34209.
Born in Fairmont, W.Va., Mrs. Carter came to
Manatee County from Akron, Ohio, in 1959. She was
a homemaker. She attended Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church. She was a member of the Order of East-
ern Star and the Democratic Women's Club of
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy R. Bennett
of Holmes Beach and Deloris "Butch" Carden of Holmes
Beach; a son, Richard W., of Bradenton Beach; seven
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Dorothy J. Livermore
Dorothy J. Livermore, 91, of Anna Maria Island
died March 1 at Freedom Care Pavilion.
Born in Brooklyn, N. Y., Ms. Livermore came to
Manatee County from New York City in 1972.
She was a retired operator for American Telephone
and Telegraph System and a member of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church.
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1994, at Christ United Methodist Church with the
Rev. Robert Waddell officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Henry and Jane
Bourne of Bradenton.
The groom is the son of Rodney and Faye
Grooms of Bradenton.
A reception was held at the Steak & Ale Restau-
rant in Bradenton. The couple plan to enjoy their
honeymoon at a later date and reside in Bradenton.
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Kid's auditions in Sarasota 7
Director Peter Massey has announced that audi-
tions for the Manatee Players' final production "Car-
ousel" will be held Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m., and
Sunday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Riverfront Theatre,
102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
The Saturday auditions will be for children only, ages
10 to 13. There are five children's roles available and roles
for 16 men and 13 women high school age and up.
Auditioners should come prepared to sing a song,
and should bring sheet music in the appropriate key; an
accompanist will be provided. "Carousel" will run from
May 5 through May 28.
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True North by Jill Ker Conway
A second volume in the autobiography of this remark-
able woman who grew up on a sheep station in the Aus-
tralian outback and made her way to the presidency of
Smith College. In The Road from Coorain, Ms Conway
described her lonely childhood sustained by books and
nature. True North begins with her departure from Aus-
tralia in 1958 at the age of twenty-five to pursue graduate
studies at Harvard where she seeks a world of ideas and
culture that her neurotic mother and her home country
deny her. In beautiful English prose she sets out the story
of how a deceptively fragile woman figures out how to
live the interior life she must have, and who also falls in
love along the way. The book ends as she is about to as-
sume the presidency of Smith College in 1970. Her many
admirers await the next installment.
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For My Daughters by Barbara Delinsky
This book is a woman's fiction; a novel about a
mother's love for her daughters that is only revealed to
them when she is seventy. The sisters reunite in a
charming Maine coastal village and come to know each
other, and themselves.The descriptions of the 'Down
Easterners' and the seacoast are wonderful.
Reviewed by Joan Newman
Island resident Anne Goodrich, 100 years old,
visited Anne Russell's fifth-grade class at Anna
Maria Elementary to discuss her years as a
missionary in China. To enhance the students'
study of China, Goodrich explained how the Great
Wall of China was not a solid construction and,
though it was built to keep northern tribes from
invading China and to protect the country's
merchants, it was also built to keep people living
in more arid areas of Asia from coming into China
to get water.
Anna Maria art in the park
Kyle Bachman, left, and Misty Kinney, both
fifth-grade students at our Island school along
with fellow students Star Beard, Alan Jenkins
and Nichole Miller, not pictured, designed and
painted this unique mural depicting life on
Anna Maria Island for "Art in the Park"
sponsored by G.T. Bray. The students submit-
ted sketches from which the best of each design
was chosen for the mural. Anna Maria
Elementary's Island mural will be on display at
G. T. Bray, Bradenton, through the months of
March and April.
THREE FOR HOLMES BEACH
Luke Courtney Billie Martini Don Maloney
We are among those who respectfully ask for your vote next Tuesday for each of these three candidates. Our city needs
three firm votes on the City Council to be secure in a majority vote against density increases, and for preserving our city's
ambiance and balance. The records and campaigns of these three, we believe, are the most direct and clear of all on the
issues which are critical to our city. Thus, we need each of them. We appreciate your thoughtful consideration.
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Mary Ann Jones
Cecille Van Winkle
Jason, Michael, Joshua,
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Sue Ann McVicker
Mary Ann Tyrell
Donald D. Shaw
Paid Political Ad. paid for by the Friends to Elect Luke Courtney,
Billie Martini and Don Maloney
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Feb.
24. Front row, left to right, are Stephanie Gift, Desiree Haynes, Mitchell Burgess, and Jasmine
Sally. Middle row, left to right, are Sarah Claussen, Clare Hapner, Kathleen Moore, Alex Blos-
som, Erik Stahr and Mack Eveden. Back row, left to right, are Ryan Allis, Mark Rudacille, Ashley
Chiles, Hannah Jansen, Sarah Fazioli and Katrina Lathrop.
Karen Paul's and Toni
classes honored their study
of the presidents of the
United States by opening a
Hall of Presidents. Pictured
are President Ronald
Reagan (Bill Malfese), left, .
and President George Bush
(Devon Mertz) putting their .....- -
heads together over retire-
ment and the dilemmas they .
faced while holding there 21,.
highest office in the land .
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* Breakfast: Waffles or Cereal
. Lunch: Mini-Chef Salad or Chicken Nuggets
Lun Thursday, 3/16/95
Breakfast: Bagel or Cereal
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Married with 6-year-old daughter
Civil Trial Lawyer since 1974
Partner in the law firm of Lutz, Webb, Partridge, Bobo
& Baitty offices in Sarasota, Bradenton and Tampa
Former managing partner of the Southwest Florida
office of Florida's largest law firm
Former member of the Board of Directors of
Florida's largest law firm
Former 2 term member of the Florida Board of
Medicine (the Agency that licenses and disciplines
Former member of the Board of Directors of the
Federation of State Medical Boards of the United
States (the group that administers the FLEX exami-
nation nationally for physician licensure)
Former Chairman of an American Bar Association
Subcommittee on Ethics
Current member of the Holmes Beach Zoning code
Current member of the Board of Directors of the
Asolo Center for the Performing Arts
Position on Issues
I am opposed to a 65' bridge.
I am in favor of a third bridge that preferably
connects Longboat Key to the mainland.
I am opposed to short term leasing of homes in
I am in favor of tough enforcement of strong
I am for increasing the efforts to get Federal
I am for the improvement of the drainage of
I am for enhanced landscaping and the
beautification of public property.
I am against higher taxes.
Paid political advertisement
by the Campaign Account of H. Roger Lutz.
to the Holmes Beach City Council for
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Good stuff here
Holding just a few of the
many unique items that will
be for sale at bargain
prices at Roser Memorial
annual Sea Grape Festival
are, left to right: Marie
Dardas, Jean Thobe and .
Kay Goldthwait. The event
begins at 9 a.m. on Satur-
day, March 11 at the
church. Islander Photo:
Flower workshop at garden
club March 15
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold a Poesy Bou-
quet Workshop on Wednesday, March 15, from 1 to 4
p.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria
Refreshments will be served and the public is in-
vited to attend.
Historical exhibit at Library
Photographs and artifacts from the Island Histori-
cal Museum, depicting life on Anna Maria Island from
1900 to 1920, are on display at the Island Branch Li-
brary, Holmes Beach, during the month of March.
Aerial photos are on display showing changes in
the Island in the past 40 years. The exhibit is located
in the lobby and at the rear of the library.
Free hands-on demonstration
Artist Phil Toffel works on a wood sculpture. Toffel will
offer a free hands-on demonstration in wood sculpture
at the Island Gallery West on Saturday, March 11, from
10 a.m. to 2p.m. In addition, Hide Drew will offer a
demonstration in Sumi-e Painting. The gallery is
located at 5348E Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Island Gallery West
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Visit 16th ce
By Paul Roat
You can hear the rattle of mace and
the boom of 16th Century rifles liter-
ally at the De Soto National Memo-
rial in Bradenton.
For the next month, an authentic
Spanish village, Camp Ucita, will be
in operation at the national park, lo-
cated at the northwest end of 75th
Street West in Bradenton.
Park rangers, costumed in authentic
attire, will re-create the way Hernando
De Soto lived with his men when they
landed on the shores of the Manatee
River in May 1539. Features of the 20-
minute display include crossbow and
arquebus a primative black powder
Four exhibitions of the Spanish way
of life are conducted at 11 a.m., 12:30
p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily except
Tuesday. The park is open from sunrise
to sunset seven days a week, with a visi-
tor center open daily from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Admission to the De Soto National
Memorial is free. For more information,
The park is filled with De Soto
memorabilia, interpretive trails and de-
scriptions of the flora and fauna of
Florida. A half-mile nature trail mean-
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Armor eventually proved no match to
Indian bow and arrows.
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;ntury Florida at the De Soto Memorial
Dave Tilford, a park ranger, provides a crossbow lesson at De Soto National Memorial. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
ders through mangroves to a 500-foot
boardwalk overlooking the Manatee
River. Gumbo limbo and red cedar trees
are everywhere, as are birds and the oc-
But it is the trek of De Soto that is
the focus of the national park a 4,000
mile odyssey throughout much of
today's southeastern United States. The
journey is depicted in a 22-minute film.
De Soto was charged by the king of
Spain to explore what was then called
La Florida, the "land of flowers." Once
he landed on what many historians be-
lieve were the banks of the Manatee
River, his cavalcade of 622 soldiers, 200
horses, camp followers, artisans and
others headed north and east, leaving a
colony of 100 behind on the river.
The trek was a nightmare. Mosqui-
toes, fever and attacking Indians felled
De Soto's men. There were four major
battles with the Native Americans along
the route from Bradenton to Tallahas-
see, north to the Carolinas, west to the
Mississippi River and eventually into
the Spanish-held Mexico in September
De Soto did not live to see the con-
clusion of his travels, dying of fever in
1542 in what is today Arkansas. He had
found no gold, colonized no settlements
- the men left in Bradenton later re-
joined the others but did kill and en-
slave large numbers of Indians.
"Upon reaching the village," it has
been described of De Soto, "he took the
chief hostage to ensure he would supply
food, women and guides and porters to
the next village. He appropriated whole
towns as winter quarters. If a village re-
sisted, the army terrorized the people,
looting, burning houses and fields, rap-
ing, enslaving and cutting off noses and
hands. The defiant were burned alive or
thrown to the dogs. De Soto's tactics
kept him and half his army alive for
three years, but they gained him nothing
but the hostility of the new world's
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Trolley commits to summer schedule, Saturday 'fun run'
Starting Saturday, March 11, the Anna Maria Is-
land Trolley offers a night time "fun run" up and
down the Island.
They'll go 'round and 'round the island 5 times to be
exact stopping only at participating sponsor locations.
The loop starts at 7 p.m. at Leffis Key Park in Bradenton
Beach (plenty of parking) and runs on the hour, every hour
until midnight ending up by 1 a.m. at the beginning.
Passengers will pay $3 for the Saturday night ride.
D.Coy Ducks, Rotten Ralph's, Anchorage, Beach House
and Sandbar restaurants, Sports Lounge and the Rod 'n'
Reel Motel were confirmed participants at press time.
The regular Anna Maria Island Trolley runs every
Tuesday through Saturday making three complete
runs on a loop that spans from north Anna Maria
south to St. Armands and Lido Key and will con-
tinue through September 1.
The daytime cost to ride is $1. Children under age six
ride free. A receipt (dated the day of the ride) from a par-
ticipating business sponsor earns trolley passengers a free
return ride. Passengers with a receipt or room key from a
participating hotel sponsor also ride for free.
More information: 346-3115.
Anna Maria City
* Rotten Ralph's/Galati Marine, 902 Bay Blvd. S. 9:30 a.mJ 12:30
* Anchorage Restaurant, 101 Bay Blvd. S. -932 a.m/12:32p.m/3:32 p.m.
*Rod and Red Motd/Per, 877 N. Shore Dr. -9:35 a.mJ12:35 p.m/3:35 p.m.
* Haley's Motel & Resort, 8102 Gulf Dr. N. -9:45 a.m/12:45 p.m/3:45 p.m.
* Coconuts Resort, 101 73rd St. 9:47 a.m./12:47 p.mJ3:47 p.m.
* Prudential Realty, 5340 Gulf Dr. / Broken Glass, 5347 Gulf Dr. 9:52
a.m/12:52 p.mJ 3:52 p.m.
* 1st National Bank of Manatee, 5324 Gulf Dr. --9:53 a.m.12:53 p.m./
* Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr. 9:58 a.m/12:58 a.mJ3:58 p.m.
* AMI Chamber of Commerce, 501 Manatee Ave. 10 a.m/1 p.mJ4 p.m.
* Island Foods, 3900 East Bay Dr. 10:02 a.m/l:02 p.m./4:02 p.m.
* Tourist Information & Welcome Center/ Shells, 3200 East Bay Dr. -
10:05 a.mJl:05 p.mJ4:05 p.m.
*PiratePete's Gift Shop, 2219Gulf Dr. N. 10:08a.ml:08 p.m/408 pmn.
* Gulf Stream Beach Resort / Smuggler's Cove, 1501 Gulf Dr. N. -
10:10 a.mJl:10 p.m/4:10 p.m.
* Catalina Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Dr. N.--10-11 a.m/l:l1 p.m/4:l 1p.m.
* Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Dr. N. 10:12 a.m/1l:12 p.m.4:12 p.m.
* Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St. 10:15 a.m./1:15 p.m.14:15 p.m.
* Beach Barn, 200 Gulf Dr. S. 10.17 a.m/l:17 p.mJ4:17 p.m.
* Whitney Beach Plaza, 6812 Gulf of Mexico Dr.-- 10:20 a.mJ/:20 p.m./
* Centre Shops, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 10:25 a.mJl:25 p.mJ4:25 p.m.
* Albritton Fruit CodLynche's Landing, 4016 Gulf of Mexico Dr.- 10:27
a.m./l:27 p.m/4:27 p.m.
*Ave. oftheFlowers, 525 Bay IslesPkwy.- 10:30a.m/l:30p.mJ4:30p.m.
* St. Armand Inn, 700 Ben Franklin Dr.-- 10:40 a.m./:40 p.m./4:40 p.m.
* Cafe L'Europe, 431 St. Armands Circle- 10:45 a.m/l:45 p.m/4:45 p.m.
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Last weekend you had a chance to do a lot of good
for area charities and civic organizations and the like
- and you would have committed some serious over
It was a prolific weekend'of food for funds.
First stop: Anna Maria for the All Island Denomina-
tions youth group spaghetti dinner at Roser Church. Yum.
There was more spaghetti being dished up at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center where the kick-
off banquet for Anna Maria Island Little League in-
cluded a complete dinner sponsored by the Gourmand
You could have topped off the double helping of
pasta at the Cortez Volunteer Fire Department fish fry.
Their dinner included mullet, grits, hush puppies and
other trimmings and we know all that stuff is way good
when the Cortezians have a hand in it.
Forget stepping on the scales anytime soon.
Saturday night the Anna Maria Island Community
Center hosted its first Greek Fest with a buffet of Greek
delights including a dessert of galaktoboureko. We
heard it was "oh so mahvelous." At least at this feast
you could dance off a few calories.
Next morning, "up and at 'em" for the pancake break-
fast at St. Bernard Catholic Church where you could eas-
ily overload on pancakes and sausage and still take advan-
tage of their bake sale with take-home goodies.
Had enough? Peruse the announcements in this
week's Islander Bystander for new opportunities.
While we often hear the whine of "nothing to do,"
there's no excuses on Anna Maria Island for the month
of March. This weekend the big craft show takes place
behind city hall at the "Holmes Beach Field." (What
was once a landing strip for planes, known as the
Holmes Beach Airport, has come to be known as a field
There's plenty to do, see, eat, buy and enjoy at this
On your way to or from on Saturday, be sure to stop
at the Privateer's Thieves' Market in the parking lot at
Crabby Bill's. It's a bonanza of treasures and bargains and
the proceeds from the booth rental goes to the good causes
supported by the Privateer organization.
On the move
New at the Bridge Tender Inn in Bradenton Beach
but certainly not new to Island restaurants is Joe
Rogers was at the Sandbar for eight years and at the
Beach House since it opened in December 1993. He's
been on the Island ten years now and volunteers at the
community center, the elementary school and coaches
a tee-ball team.
Stop in and say "hey." And if you're there over the
weekend, Laura Ritter, a former manager at the old
Turtles club,is at the deck bar during the day. Say "hey"
to Laura too.
POGs, part two
Several weeks ago we had a nice little
feature story on the most recent phenomenon
to hit the Island POGs.
In case you missed it, POGs are little
discs modeled after old milk caps. The fad
started in Hawaii when a dairy marketed pa-
paya, orange and guava juice in the old-style
milk bottle complete with cardboard cap.
Hence the abbreviated name for the juice -
POG and the ensuing fad among youngsters.
-- Some old-timers must have shown the
Hawaiian kids a game they played with milk
caps as kids and the fad was off and running.
Kids now collect as many POGs as
they can get their hands on and play a game
where they can win POGs away from their
friends and thereby increase their collection.
-- Competition has become so vicious
J and the fad so popular that our Island el-
ementary school has had to outlaw POGs at
school. Obviously, enthusiasm was over-
coming some of our Island youth and POGs
were taking their attention away from serious
studies for Principal Jim Kronus to have to
resort to such "drastic measures."
Now comes news of the first all-POG store in
Bradenton owned by near-Islander, Perico Island
neighbor Rita Meckler Fisher.
Ms. Fisher, her 75-year-old father and her 7-year-
old son have gone POG wild!
Their store, Whatever! The Milkcap, Slammer,
POG & More Store, is located at 4016 Cortez Road
West in Bradenton. Fisher boasts her inventory of over
100,000 glossy milk caps, 3,000 slammers (the hard
plastic POG needed for the game), starter kits, books
and pages (like used for baseball cards), and more.
The retail store also serves as a showroom for their
wholesale division, Whatever! Distributing.
Fisher invaded The Islander Bystander office with
POG enthusiasm recently. She swept in and dropped
off a container of POGs, a slammer and instructions for
the game without saying a word. We opened her pack-
age and immediately began to divvy up the flashy, little
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We gladly share Fisher's instructions for the game:
"Milk Caps & Slammers:"
1. Flip a cap or play "Paper, Scissors, Rock" to deter-
mine who starts the game and decides how many milk
caps each player will contribute to the stack.
2. Combine all players milk caps upside down in one
3. First player slams the stack with a slammer and all
milk caps that land face-up are won by that player.
4. The remaining milk caps are restacked for the next
5. Players alternate taking turns until all caps are
6. The player with the most caps wins!
Before starting each game, players should agree on
whether they're playing for keeps or for fun.
Thanks for the fun, Rita.
Out and about
Looking for weekend nightlife on the Island?
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working favorite songs to suit our unique local
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and he's expanded his club circuit up to Treasure Is-
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Further out and about
Let's go jookin'!
News from the "danger zone" hit our mail box this
week announcing a weekend appearance by Rock Bot-
tom at the 5 O'Clock Club in Sarasota.
For those with fewer and fewer memory cells,
Rock plays mouth harp and along with St. Pete Twig
and Flo Mingo, the Silver King Band was a hot gig for
years here and in St. Pete Beach and toured Europe
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Piano concert features
Island teacher Paulette Kilts
Islander and piano teacher Paulette Kilts with Mary
Lee St. John and Sally Stephens will present a Duo/
Trio Piano Recital on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m., at
the.First Church of the Nazarene, 1615 59th St. W.,
Duo piano compositions by J.S. Bach, Handel,
Mozart, Franck, Hoist and Milhaud will be performed.
Features on the program will be the Trio Piano Con-
certo in C Major for three keyboards by J.S. Bach.
A free-will offering will be taken. For information
& Chorus to perform Sunday at
Island Baptist Church
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus will perform on Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at
the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
Doors open at 1 p.m. and close when the orches-
tra starts playing. The orchestra will be under the direc-
tion of Alfred Gershfeld and Elizabeth Bharucha is
Classical music and solo performances by Chris-
topher Pegis, cello; Rebecca Roback, violin; Bethany
Brown, alto; and Richard Byrum, tenor, will be fea-
Admission is free. A donation is requested.
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Sunday, March 12
The team of Hawkinson and Hawkinson will
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March 12, beginning at 2 p.m. Pegis is the cellist of the Florida String Quartet and a graduate of the Eastman
School of Music. He has received many international awards, and is a chamber music recording artist on the
Scarlet and Centaur labels. Roback is a violinist who began her music studies at age 6. Now 17, she is a
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on Sunday, March 12, at 4 p.m., at First United Meth-
odist Church, 603 11lth St. W., Bradenton.
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Vierne will be heard.
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IiB PAGE 26 0 MARCH 9, 1995 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Islander Mike Conley helps people
resolve their legal quarrels
By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
Anyone who's ever watched the
popular syndicated TV program, "The
People's Court," is familiar with these
closing remarks: "This is Doug Llewellyn
reminding you that if you've got a dispute
with your neighbor and you just can't
seem to work it out, don't take the law into
your own hands, you take them to court."
Good advice, but nowadays if you
find yourself in court you're very likely
going to end up in mediation before you
ever tell your story to the judge.
Mediation, the process by which war-
ring parties sit down with a neutral person
- the mediator and try to come to a
resolution, is becoming more and more
popular as the nation's courts are becom-
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Judges are quick to direct litigants into
mediation with the hope they'll work out
their problems and not need a full-blown
Helping to make that happen is Mike
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took the plunge last spring. Conley
About 80 people took the three-day
class which is required to become a state-certified
mediator. After the classroom training he was required
to attend four mediations as an observer and four as a
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main job is to help plaintiff and defendant
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"In mediation the parties involved
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makes the decision. It's more of a judge-
type of situation. He looks at what the par-
ties are presenting and then says yes or no."
Although Conley is certified as a
county court mediator, meaning he can
handle cases involving amounts up to
$15,000, most of his work so far has been
in the small claims court.
A typical day begins with Conley and
perhaps 10 other mediators waiting in the
courtroom until they are assigned a case.
The judge looks over the complaint and
after he or she is satisfied that all the legal
papers have been filed properly an oppor-
tunity for mediation is offered.
If both parties agree to mediation, they
and Conley immediately move to a private
"I like to sit between the parties, like
a triangle, so if they want to talk to each
other they can talk across the table, but if
they don't they can address me," he ex-
plains. "Once the introductions are out of
they way I have them tell me in their own
words what they're there for, because often
it differs from what I'm reading in the court papers."
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keep people out of
"Ninety-five percent of the time mediation is com-
munication. These people are butting heads and they're
not talking to each other which is why they're in court.
They'd probably solve it on their own if they just sit
down and talk and be reasonable. But people aren't that
Conley says it's a confidential conference, mean-
ing whatever is said in the room never leaves that room.
Conley says even his notes are destroyed.
"Usually I let the plaintiff go first, because they're
hot and they want to talk. There are no interruptions
unless I see it's dragging on with no apparent positive
result, then I'll put a stop to it. One of the important
jobs of a mediator is to direct and focus on what the
problem is, and not let the parties rattle on about things
that happened 20 years ago and have nothing to do with
"Once they're stating their case they're looking at
me initially, because I'm asking the questions. Then all
of sudden they're looking across the table and they're
talking to each other."
Conley says the typical mediation session lasts
from 30 to 45 minutes.
"If it takes longer than that the mediator really
needs to evaluate whether they're making any progress
Conley says although he can make suggestions as
to possible resolutions he can't lead the parties in any
"They have to make their own decisions."
Conley says mediators can also look at evidence,
but it's from the standpoint of understanding more
about the case than passing judgment on the legal ad-
missibility of it.
"But I can reject something if I think it isn't perti-
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procedure like the court does. I can be very relaxed and
informal about it, and it's going to go a lot quicker and
cost them less money."
Mediation costs nothing for the the litigants, and
it's a service that Conley provides to the court for no
fee. So why would a busy person like Mike Conley (he
owns and operates a home inspection business as well
as taking care of injured and sick animals for Wildlife,
Inc.) decide to volunteer to referee disputes between
civil court litigants?
"I like the experience I'm garnering from dealing
with people and trying to resolve their issues, because
I think what applies to other people applies to my own
life. Dealing with people is a lot of fun."
But there is money to be made as a mediator, and
Conley is candid about his hopes to turn pro someday.
"I'm also eventually laying the groundwork to be-
come a professional mediator in my own right dealing
with construction and real estate issues," Conley says.
Conley says that although anyone can hang out a
shingle and be a professional mediator, as a practical
matter "people are going to hire somebody with expe-
rience." He says on average, professional mediators get
$125 an hour.
Even at that price the service a professional media-
tor can provide is quite a value, Conley claims.
"It's quicker if you go to court you have to wait
and wait to get up to bat, but with mediation you can
set it up in a couple of days if you want to." Plus, he
says, it's just cheaper.
"Going through the court procedure especially
with attorneys involved can cost thousands of dol-
lars," Conley says, "but if you can mediate in a couple
of hours that's $250. You're walking away with an
agreement for cheap."
And there's one other very important reason for
considering mediation over going to court.
"In court you're going to bring your evidence and
the judge is going to be black-and-white in his answer
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to lose." Conley says. "In a mediation, it's usually a
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be available starting at 11 a.m. Information: 792-7631.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will meet
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Club of Sarasota/Manatee will hold its March luncheon
meeting on Friday, March 24, at University Park Coun-
try Club Pavilion. Speaker will be Dr. Roger Miller.
Reservations are needed by March 20. The cost is $12
per person. Reservation: 921-1523.
A "Senior Talent Show" will take place on Senior
Citizen's Day, Saturday, March 18, at Manatee Commu-
nity College. Performers must be 55 years of age and up.
To enter or for more information call 755-1511, ext. 4669.
The Manatee County Chapter of the American
Red Cross will host a "shelter simulation" from 1:30
p.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bradenton,
1306 Manatee Ave., W., to help the public become
prepared to evacuate. Information: 792-8686.
On Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m. in the Manatee
County Central Library Children's Room, Dr. J.
Michael Cornwell will present a program entitled
"How to Be Safe Around Animals." The library is lo-
cated at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W. Admission: free.
The Whitney Beach Merchants Association will
host an Antique & Classic Auto Show from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., at the Whitney Beach Shopping Center, 6800 Gulf
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Art Alliance hosts fun night of
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance Phantom
Coffee House and One Night Stand Art Exhibit will be
held Friday, March 17, at the Bradenton Auditorium
from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Artists are asked to bring a piece of their artwork
and a stand to exhibit it on a first come, first served
The evening will also include music, skits, poetry,
a salute to St. Patrick's Day and dancing.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at the Anna Maria Art
League, Anna Maria Artists Guild or Island Gallery
West, all in Holmes Beach.
For information call 758-0058.
Collage demonstration at
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.
S., is having a demonstration in "Collage That Does
Not Look Like Collage" by Harold Winer on Saturday,
March 11, at 2 p.m.
The donation is $3. For information call 383-2345.
Free class day at Education
On Saturday, March 11, The Education Center,
Longboat Key, will offer free classes, lectures and
demonstrations to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
The day begins at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 4:30
p.m. Recreational offering will include: yoga, tai chi,
magic, and a weight loss lecture plus a lecture on
Shakespeare, the American family or heredity and the
Also included are a watercolor demonstration by
Frank Jennings, a session on music from 1900 to 1930
and a funny film festival for movie buffs.
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Poetry, the guild and you
Dr. Carl Voyles, resident artist, writer and poet,
read some of his original poetic works during the
Artists Guild Gallery's Poetry Night held last month.
The guild will offer another poetry reading on
Thursday, March 16, at 7p.m. at its Island location,
5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. Favorite poems and original works by local
artists and poets will be presented plus there is an
"open mike" for aspiring poets. The public is invited
to attend. For details call Zoe at 778-7216.
Sumi-e exhibit at county art
The Art League of Manatee County will host an
exhibit on Sumi-e, Japanese brush painting, opening
Friday, March 10, through March 19.
The exhibit will be held in the Janet Reid Hodges
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Famous photographer speaks at
Internationally known fine arts photographer and
author Freeman Patterson will speak at the day-long
First Annual Florida Gulf Coast Photographic Confer-
ence to be held at Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota,
on Saturday, March 11.
Call John Hynal at 366-1478 for details.
Sarasota gallery hosts
Dann Roll Galleries in Sarasota will host a water-
color exhibit by Max Muller from Saturday, March 141
through April 6.
New work by gallery artists including fun and
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A reception for the artists will be held Friday,
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Music and poetry at Central
On Wednesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at Central Li-
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Group and Night owls will present Dr. Ray Wonder, pro-
fessor at Manatee Community College as its guest poet.
The St. Joseph's Barbershop Quartet led by Tim
O'Connor will present the musical for the program.
Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' at
The Manatee Players will bring Tennessee Williams'
Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,"
to the Riverfront Theatre stage at 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton, from Friday, March 10 through March 26.
Tickets are $13 for adults and $6.50 for students.
For reservations and additional information call the
Riverfront box office at 748-5875.
SATURDAY MARCH 18 6 -9 PM
on the Miss Cortez Intracoastal Cruise
Food by ISLAND FOODS Deli
Music by SALTWATER COWBOYS
DONATION $20 PER PERSON
Call for tickets Seating limited
778-9660 / 778-3759 / 778-5405
Other donations: S.A.M. Inc. P.O. Box 906
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(All funds apply to payment of legal fees)
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ST. PATRICK DAY WEEKEND
MARCH 17, 18 & 19 FRI., SAT., & SUN.
Continuous Live Entertainment
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Dodge draw at Island
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
holding a raffle for a new Dodge Caravan on Saturday,
The donation is $25 per ticket. Only 1,000 tickets
will be sold during the chamber's sales blitz over the
next six weeks. Ticket sales were reported to be brisk
at last week's chamber event, Flavors of the Island.
Proceeds will support operating funds of the Island
Call the chamber at 778-1541 for tickets and raffle
Free immunizations Friday
at Community Center
Immunizations will be offered free of charge Fri-
day March 10 in the Manatee County Public Health
Unit's mobile clinic which will be located at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
from 9 am. to 4 p.m.
Immunizations are available to any child who
needs them. No appointment is necessary, but county
health officials ask that you bring your child's immu-
nization records with you.
For more information, call the health department at
748-0666, ext. 1424 or 1269.
Wanna-be actors needed
for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
The Chapel Players of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, Anna Maria City, need four male actors
for supporting roles in its late April production of "Ar-
senic and Old Lace."
The size of the roles available are perfect for actors
with little or no experience.
Call Director James Lewis at 778-2925.
Chamber welcomes new
This Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce an-
nounced its new members during the month of February.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 25, warrant arrest, 300 block of Gulf
Feb. 26, burglary to an automobile, Leffis
Key. The officer on patrol discovered a vehicle
with the passenger side window smashed. He lo-
cated the owner who said a purse containing keys,
a driver's license and $150 in cash was missing.
Later, the purse and contents, minus the cash, were
found by a sheriffs deputy at the Kash and Karry,
2501 Cortez Rd. W.
March 1, petty theft of $44.25 by an em-
ployee, 2513 Gulf Dr., Circle K.
Feb. 24, petty larceny, 3230 East Bay Dr.,
Barb's Video. The complainant reported that the
subject rented two videos valued at $129 and re-
fused to return them. A capias was issued for the
Feb. 25, found property a handicapped per-
mit, 5348 Gulf Dr., S and S Plaza.
Feb. 25, drunk, 100 block of 81st Street. The
officer found an intoxicated subject passed out in
his vehicle, awoke him and contacted his employer
to pick him up.
Feb. 26, trespass, 5901 Marina Dr., police de-
partment. The dispatcher reported that an intoxi-
cated subject was in the police department asking
him questions and refuting the answers. The subject
refused to step outside and speak to the officer or
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"catering is a class act, dramatic
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tell the officer what he wanted. The officer asked
him to leave the grounds several times and he re-
fused. The subject was placed in custody.
Feb. 26, drunk, 3007 Gulf Dr., Anchor Inn.
The bartender reported that a subject was too intoxi-
cated to drive and he had taken the subject's keys.
The officer gave the subject a ride home.
Feb. 27, assistance, Seaside Court. The wheel-
chair-bound complainant reported that she had fly-
ing ants in her bedroom and could not sleep. She said
an exterminator was coming the next day but she
wanted to go to a motel. The officer could not find
her a motel room on the Island but found one in
Bradenton and called a cab for her.
Feb. 27, burglary to an automobile, 3700 block
of East Bay Drive. The complainant reported that a
person unknown entered the vehicle and removed a
camera valued at $60, glasses valued at $350, two
rolls of film and a bag of clothes valued at $34.
Feb. 27, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Dr., Manatee County Public Beach. The complain-
ant reported that her purse containing identification
and credit cards, two pairs of glasses and $1,000 in
cash was missing from the trunk of the vehicle.
March 2, found property field glasses, Gulf
Drive and 28th Street.
March 2, service, 64 Street and Marina Drive.
The complainant advised that there was glass in the
roadway and the officer swept it up.
March 2, suspicious, 6100 block of Holmes
Boulevard. An anonymous complainant reported a
horse and buggy riding on the street. The officer
noted that the buggy had all the legal lights and a
poop bag for the horse.
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Welcome aboard, Commander
By Bob Ardren
U.S. Coast Guard Cortez has a new commander in
the person of Master Chief J.D. Arndt and it looks as
though it may be the dawning of a new day in the old
For one thing, The Island Bystander is beginning
a new feature outlining Coast Guard Cortez activity
each week at his suggestion. What a master stroke
for a new commander at a post that for years has told
the press "nothing's going on."
Boy, after hearing nothing but "nothing" for years, I
finally just gave up calling Coast Guard Cortez for
anything. A lot of other people came to feel the same way.
Master Chief Arndt is a veteran of 17 years in the
Coast Guard. Cortez is his fourth command. He comes
here from Cas Well Beach, North Carolina,and is mak-
ing his home in Bradenton with his wife and four-year-
We'll have a lengthy interview with the man in the
near future and, as he assured me in a very friendly
manner, "There's a new sheriff in town."
So welcome, Master Chief Arndt, we looking for-
ward to getting to know you and, we hope, the Coast
Guard again, too.
Kings are on the way
Though this isn't usually a fishing report, there's
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The first kings are back.
Capt. Jim Edwards of the charterboat Summer-
house reports hooking up with a king recently in 65 feet
of water off Venice. Jim says the fish was well over 20
pounds and the client lost it at the boat.
Of course, ol' Capt. Jim would never lose a fish
that way, or so he says.
Edwards tells me it's not unusual for the first
"scouts" to appear well before the beginning of a king-
fish run. In fact, this particular fish could well have
been a stray. But I for one prefer to believe it was the
first of a good season.
The news farther south is that they're having a
great time with kingfish in the Miami area right now.
In fact, they're having kingfish tournaments.
And would you believe the winning fish in last years
competition, sponsored by the South Florida Fishing Club,
was a whopper weighing in at 55 pounds? It's true.
More Little Sarasota Bay forums
The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program con-
tinues its struggle with the Midnight Pass question -
whether to re-open the pass or just leave it alone.
Two public forums on the question, couched
within the general subject of "Little Sarasota Bay,"
were mostly just proponents of each side stating their
arguments last month. There was also lots of scientific
evidence presented, but generally ignored unless it sup-
ported a particular point of view.
So two more forums are scheduled for March 13
and 14, and I thought you ought to know. They'll be
held at St. Boniface Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Rd.
on Siesta Key. Festivities are scheduled to begin each
evening at 6 p.m.
Agenda items for these two sessions include "Gen-
erate management options, dialogue on options," and
finally, "Refinement of proposed management op-
tions." I'll let you know if anything interesting hap-
pens, just in case you don't make the gatherings.
News from Havana
Those of you who took part in the infamous Sarasota/
Havana sailing race last June might like to know there will
another one this year. But it probably won't begin here.
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A flyer in my mail this week outlines a series of up-
coming sailing events in Cuban waters. They include:
April 10-17: Regatta Habana-Varadero
June 10-17: U.S.-Cuba Race Week
Dec. 23-29: Regata Feliz Navidad en la Habana.
Entry in any of the events entitles captain and crew
to free visas and seven days of free dockage at Marina
Hemingway. That way you stay within the State De-
partment guidelines for visiting Cuba.
For information on any of these events, or if you
have questions, just fax Bob Winters by dialing 011-
537-33-1689. He'll respond promptly.
See you next week.
George Whelpley. Photo courtesy: Andrew Clyde Little
Tennis group awards
The Anna Maria Senior Tennis Group held its an-
nual "Fun Day" recently with 38 players participating
in the Round Robin Tournament held at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center courts, county courts
and the Playa Encantada courts.
Tying for first place in men's competition were
Noel Sherlock and George Whelpley, and Dolce Little
took the top win in ladies' competition.
Jimmie McSwain was coordinator of the tennis, Don
MacRae was master of ceremonies, assisted by Noel
Sherlock and Alan James.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MARCH 9, 1995 PAGE 31 IB
Deadline near for sheepies contest; grouper hot offshore
By Capt Mike Heistand
We're getting close to the deadline for the big Is-
lander Bystander sheepshead fish-off. You've just got
until March 18 to bring in your picture of that huge
sheepie to qualify for the grand prize, our very own
"More Than a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt.
Besides the striped convict fish, grouper and am-
berjack fishing is great offshore, while trout, reds and
a few drum and cobia are starting to show.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching a bunch of sheepshead, a couple of permit
and a few pompano. Saturday night fishing remains
popular: one angler was able to bring in a 15-pound
black drum. And for all night anglers, Kevin offers this
tip: bait fish are starting to show up in the evenings.
More bait, better fishing!
Ron at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a lot of big sheepies and some small
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said Bay fishing
is averaging 100 head of sand perch, black sea bass and
Key West grunts. The nine-hour trip is averaging 38 head
of red grouper, mangrove snapper, porgies, trigger fish and
eight 20-pound red grouper. The four-hour trip is averag-
ing 50 head of Key West grunts and porgies. The six-hour
trip is averaging 150 head of vermilion and mangrove
snapper, scamp and red grouper.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fisher Todd has been doing real good catching redfish,
as are other wade-prone anglers.
Capt. Phil Shields has been bringing back some
good-sized grouper, some tipping the scales at 20
pounds. There's also some good-sized black grouper
being brought in, as well as amberjack and snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross said if the weather holds and
temperatures stay warm, snook should start to show up
in bigger sizes and number. The regular catches of
sheepshead and reds are his best bet of the week.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been doing well
with trout, some up to 3 1/2 pounds, and offers the tip
that cobia are really starting to show up.
On my boat Magic we've been taking advantage
of the great weather and have been offshore of late,
catching several 10-pound red grouper. On the artifi-
cial reefs, the action has been hot with big sheepshead,
some up to six pounds.
Capt. Tom Chaya said mangrove snapper, redfish
and sheepshead are the bulk of his haul this week.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said spring has
really sprung, with summer's great fishing just around
that next bend of the Bay. The warmer weather is lead-
ing to excellent catches of mangrove snapper, grouper,
trout and black drum being caught in the backwater.
Offshore, Bill suggests stalking grouper, a fish that is
reaching a peak right now.
Good luck and good fishing.
Michael Steach caught this 20-pound red grouper
while fishing with Capt. Joe Webb and friends. Photo
Courtesy Joe Bellovich
Island Fitness Center opening soon
As with most things, experience counts, and in the
fitness business, Islanders Jay Dee Jackson and his
wife, Fran, have what it takes.
Owners and operators of the new Island Fitness
Center, the Jacksons are no strangers to the field of
personal fitness. Jay began managing fitness clubs in
1979, and five years later the Jacksons started their own
fitness business, setting up and operating private fitness
centers for large corporations and small private com-
munities around the country.
"In the past 11 years we have put over 15,000 young
adults and over 10,000 senior adults through their own
personalized programs," Fran Jackson says. "We have
developed our own specially-designed senior programs."
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Island Fitness Center has everything from computer-
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Other professional machines including In-Shape, Nauti-
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"We will be able to service the novice to most ad-
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Although this is a new business venture for the
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Food Mart and Deli on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
For more information about Island Fitness Center,
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BB PAGE 32 E MARCH 9, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Little league parade kicks off season
Last year's pennant hopefuls, like the Jim Boast Dodge/Volkswagen team, went the parade distance on foot.
It's never been a secret
that baseball players get
all the girls, and Little
Leaguers seem to have
their fans as well. Tip of
the Island's Michael
Pocino, 10, was taking a
snack break when Sarah
White, 6, decided to enjoy
her ballpark corndog
with her favorite boy of
T-ball is primarily an instructional league, so VFW
Post 8199's Catharina Klotz gets some assistance
from the coach.
Islander Photos: Mark Ratliff
DESIRABLE ISLAND VILLAGE Spacious 2BR/2BA
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plan, lovely views, large screened porch, walk-in closet,
two pools, tennis court, garage parking, steps to great
beach. Priced at $119,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
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
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building, elevator, great location on new beach.
Priced at $229,000. Call Ed Oliveira for details.
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$189,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
BEACH PLAZA Affordable Island living with excellent
Gulfviews from the 2BR/1BA unit in this small complex,
across the street from wide walking beach. Good central
location, close to shopping and restaurants. Strong rental
opportunity. Priced at $77,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
GULF FRONT Exceptional value for this 2BR direct
Gulf front apartment in small ten unit complex with
quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide sandy beach
and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Offered
at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
BAY VIEWS and
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GULFFRONT! Great views and wide sandy walking
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Well-maintained complex with pool, covered parking,
and storage room. Excellent rental opportunity. Priced
at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 9, 1995 a PAGE 33 Eim
EVERY TOM, DICK AND HARRY
BY FRED PISCOP / EDITED BY WII. SIIORTZ
4 Singer Khan
14 Jimmy of
20 Was moribund
21 Ne plus ultra
22 U.S. Chief
23 Tom, Dick and
28 Battery inventor
29 Just conclusion?
30 First name in
31 Telephone man
32 Cartoon dog
35 Part of N.B.
40 Tom, Dick and
47 Irish actor
48 Nay sayers
51 Forearm parts
55 One at the start
56 In view
57 Battery type
59 Tom, Dick and
68 "-- est celare
72 Dental restoration
77 Novel forms
78 Small songbird
79 Duffer's dream
80 Opposite of
81 1928 Fritz Lang
82 Thorn, for one
83 Tom, Dick and
89 Gaming table
93 Bank holdings:
97 Burial markers
100 They can always
be counted on
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102 Where Medicine
104 Tom, Dick and
108 "Count -!"
109 Star in Orion
110 Norse pantheon
112 Trattoria topper
113 Cup, in Caen
114 Projecting part
115 Guinness suffix
2 Prefix with
n 3 Bewail
5 Scene of
6 "-, my Love!
ye do me wrong"
Griffey Sr. or Jr.
8 Make sense,
10 Digger- of
"The Life of
12 "Peyton Place"
13 Old age, in old
15 Actor without
18 Auld lang-
24 Needles, Calif.,
25 Mimieux of
"Where the Boys
31 Is wearisome
32 "Do- "
35 Japanese city,
host of the 1998
37 Flower: Prefix
38 Govt. agents
39 Madras garb
40 Soil layer
41 Nicholas Gage
42 Mingle with
44 Young dragonfly
45 A Bobbsey twin
51 Shylock's terms
52 Hauls in
53 Thomas Hardy's
54 Skeleton starter
58 Hot sauce
60 Pasture cry
61 Kind of son or
62 Coeur d'- ,
63 Skater Zayak
64 Went downhill
65 Still in bed
66 Singer Lopez
67 Finished dinner
72 W. Hemisphere
73 Tourn. sponsor
75 Gold coin
77 Talked, old-style
81 Bowl locales
82 Traveled a la
84 Not wait to be
85 On a par with
86 Hardly a torrent
87 Site of early
95 Lab burners
96 Virtuous one
97 Corn porridge
98 Place for a small
99 Slaughter in
102 Charlie Chan
103 Beef cut
105 PC monitor
107 Van-- Waals
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STEPS TO BEACH 3Bed/2 5Balh custom
crawled home in immaculate condition Gulf
view, quiet area. certified appraisal. $209,900
MLSA61401 Nick Palsios 778-4642
SHELL POINT CONDO Top quality com-
plex in secluded area. within walking distance
of shops & beach 2Bed/2Balh turnkey fur-
nished $109,000 MLSu61970 Dick Maher or
Dave Jones, 778-2261
NO ONE KNOWS PERICO LIKE
NEAL & NEAL!
* 876 Audubon Drive .............................. $86,000
* 706 Estuary.......................................... $94,500
* 870 Audubon Drive .............................. $99,900
* 941 Sandpiper Circle ......................... $110,000
* 831 Audubon Drive ........................ $120,000
* 1105 Edgewater Circle ...................... $129,900
* 509 Sanderling Circle ........................ $129,900
* 1241 Edgewater Circle ...................... $140,900
* 1341 Penco Point Circle ....................... $168,000
* 1020 Ibis Court ................................... $168,500
Gated Community! Call us for your escorted
tour of Perico Bay Club!
SUGAR WHITE BEACH located north
end of Holmes Beach. exclusive residential
condo corrplex 2Bed/2Balh, end unit, bright
& cheery $186900 MLS#62024 Bob,e
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LARGE FAMILY HOME on sailboat water
canal 5Bed/3 5Bath on 95 x 117 lot View of
Skyway Bridge from deck' Quiet cul-de-sac
street $320 000 MLS#58624 Rose Schnoerr
FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SOpen Six Days a Week
SEASONAL RENTALS STILL AVAILABLE
S Perico Bay Club and Island from $1,800 mo.
Runaway Bay 1/1 $575 mo
West Bay Cove Bay View, 2/2 $885 mo.
Anna Maria Island Duplex/Dock $800 mo.
Call (813) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665
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'" 104 2nd St N, BB, a ground level 960 sfla 2bed/
lbath/lcp home, built in 1974 on a 50x103 lot, was sold
2/2/95, Goodworth to Byrne, for $103,500; list un-
'T 1800 Gulf Dr, BB, 101 LaCosta, an elevated condo
of 2bed/2bath, built in 1979 with 1000 sfla, was sold 2/
2/95, Grodus to Cronin, for $120,000; list unknown.
-t 2203 Avenue C, BB, a ground level 1025 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2cardetached duplex, built in 1951 on a 75x100
lot, was sold 2/3/95, Dowd to Burdorf & McMahan, for
$90,000; list 96,000.
"t 2501 Gulf Dr, BB, 103 Beach Plaza, a ground floor
office condo of 385 sfla with full bath, built in 1981, was
sold 2/1/95, Dunlap to Goodchild, for $35,000; listed
1986 for $38,000.
"t 304 56th St, HB, a ground level 3bed/3bath/2car
home of 2294 sfla, built in 1951 on a 96x130x155x117
lot, was sold 2/1/95, Huffine to Haller & Ritter, for
$155,000; list unknown.
t 311 61st St, HB, a ground level 1152 sfla duplex of
2bed/2bath, built in 1957 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 2/3/
I rnI 1
LONGBOAT VILLAGE: Well kept, 3 bedroom, 2
bath elevated home. Great room design with ca-
thedral ceiling, skylight, screened lanai, all appli-
ances and heat pump with recovery system.
Priced at $159,500. Please call Carol R. Williams,
778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
95, Deboer to Wexler, for $109,000; list unknown.
t 614 North Point Dr, HB, a canal front 3bed/2bath/
2car/8personjacuzzi home of 1937 sfla, built in 1992 on
an 83x110 lot, was sold 2/2/95, Galati to Klotz, for
$314,000; list $339,000.
1' 615 Dundee, HB, a ground level canal front 2bed/
2bath/2car home of 1286 sfla, built in 1968 on a 90x115
lot, was sold 2/1/95, Pettepit & Nigro to Wood &
Ferguson, for $178,000; list unknown.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, exclusively for The Islander Bystander.@ 1995
Buccaneer Inn Restaurant sells
The Buccaneer Inn Restaurant and Marina was sold to
Buccaneer Inn Properties, Inc., by Neal Mannausa, Inc.
The Buccaneer Inn was Longboat Key's first restau-
rant and was operated by the Field family for over 35
years before closing in 1992. Tim Hires of Buccaneer
Inn Properties, Inc., plans to re-open the locally famous
landmark on March 14 39 years from the date it origi-
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
PERFECT BEACH HOUSE!
Fourth house from the Gulf in Anna Maria.
4BR/3BA. Excellent rental property. Great in-
vestment or family retreat. Only $199,500.
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or Kathy
Granstad at 778-4136.
Broker. Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
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ISLAND TOWNHOME NO CONDO FEES!
This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath multilevel boasts 2
master suites, 2-car garage plus workshop
opening to patio. Large fenced yard with lush
landscaping and room for pool. New carpet and
fresh paint makes it ready to move in. Priced at
$166,500. Please call Judy Duncan, 778-1589
for your personal tour.
PERICO BAY CLUB UNITS
* First floor end unit. 2/2 with a direct Palma Sola
Bay view. Designer touches. $198,500. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.
* 3/2, second floor unit with a magnificent view.
Garage and most fumishings included. $196,500.
Call Dick Rowse 778-2003.
* Watch the fish jumping just steps away from your
large screened lanai in this tastefully decorated 2/2
unit. $137,000. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003.
* Beautiful 2/2 townhouse iJipeilings,
tile and sky. gtgnlothe bayou.
$122,0( 1i Rowse 778-2003.
* A great view of two lakes from this 1st floor 2
bedroom, 2 bath condo. Guard gate, pool, tennis,
minutes from the beach. $95,900. Please call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
* "Private Tiled Courtyard" The ultimate in Perico
Bay Club living. Light, bright & airy Grand Cay-
man model. 2BR/2BA plus den. Glass enclosed
lanai, 3 story closet in master suite and many
more upgrades. Watch the fish, birds and otters
from your deck. Priced at only $167,500. Call
Julie or Jim Warrender 794-2314.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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5600 MARINA DR. STE 8
JUST THE BEST: This spacious 2BR/2BA home
was custom built for the present owner. The two car
garage is inclosed and has a nice workshop/hobby
area. Florida style living area features full wall
mirror in the living room, a bright kitchen, laun-
dry and a bay window for your flowers. You'll
find much more, home warranty. $153,000.
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CALL WIEBKE BENTLEY 813-746-0263
Dear Property Owners:
Would you like more personal
care and involvement for your
rental property? As a rental
agent for Horizon Realty in
Anna Maria, I am committed to
give your property the T.L.C. it
deserves. Please call today!
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420 Pine Av. Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
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When Buying or Selling,
Ed can make your
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2217 Gulf Drive
Westbay Point & Moorings ...
2BR/2BA with boat dock within view. Decora-
tor perfect, dome kitchen, ceramic tile, upgraded
appliances, new carpet throughout, deeded car-
3BR/2BA recently redecorated, spacious lanai,
facing west, on deep water canal, deeded car-
2BR/2BA ground floor, end unit on canal, with
boat dock available. Furnished. $134,900.
Shell Point ...
Spacious 2BR/2BA in one of the Islands best and
most private locations. Heated pool, putting green,
recreation center and turnkey furnished. $109,000.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
(813) 778-2261 or toll free 1-800 -422-6325
., MILS 0 IneaLsneaL Ofc: 778-2261
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MANY "motivated sellers"
Now Available! Call me today... 1.E
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TIDY ISLAND! Priced reduced from
$219-000 to $199,000. MOTIVATED
SELLER! Dazzling Bay & Sarasota skyline.
2BR/2BA w/cathedral ceilings, gourmet
kitchen, fireplace, 2-car garage, pools, tennis.
Lease opt. Please call for appointment today.
PERICO BAY! Seller is looking for your offer!
Overlook Palma Sola Bay from this beautiful up-
stairs condo! Large 3BR/2BA w/garage. Heated
pool, tennis, clubhouse, security (24-hour).
$196,900. Please call for appointment today!
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This inviting 3 bedroom. 3 balh deep canaitront nome
has it all! Spacious looms and free flowing lamily areas
are highlighted by a beautiful. wood burning fireplace
Unusual tongue-m-groove paneling and many buill-in
bookshelves and cabinets lend convenience and cnarm
The updated. elevated master suile offers another tire-
place and French doors whrcn open onto a sunny porch.
The spacious kitchen features abundant cabinets and
counter space. The lovely kidney-shaped pool is sur-
rounded by pastel pavers and bathed in sunlight from
the preferred southerly exposure. Other features include
a boat dock, davits, sundeck, and new roof. An incred-
ible value at only $269,000.
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Many exciting & outstanding ideas featured in this ca-
nal home with over 4100 sq ft of Island living! Two
large guest bedrooms, three baths plus 17 x 23 Mas-
ter suite with corner fireplace, dressing room, huge
walk-in closet & Master bath. Living room, dining area,
and beautiful customized kitchen relate to the Florida
room with built-in stereo system & fireplace plus pan-
try area with additional cooking facilities and also a bar
for entertaining. Centered around a lovely pool with
stone garden & waterfall, a built-in gas BBQ & lavious
jacuzzi. Newly replaced sea wall & boat dock, resur-
faced circular drive and a truly breathtaking open water
view. Too many amenities to mention. Call Marie
Franklin & reduced to $390,000.
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4L 9701 Gulf Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
Fax # 778-7035
778-2307 or 778-1450
"Your Anna Maria Neighbors
Specializing in Island Property!"
Large 1 bedroom 1 bath condos in Gulf front complex.
Just steps to the beach. Ground floor unit available at
$85,500. Upstairs unit at $82,500. Best maintained
complex on the island!
NEW DUPLEX LISTING!
2BR/1BA upstairs 2BR/1 BA downstairs duplex on the
north end of Anna Maria. Walk to Bean Point and the Rod
& Reel Pier. Well maintained. Just listed at $149,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB
2BR/2BA condo overlooking Intracoastal. Luxurious living
on a budget. Professionally decorated. This condo has it
all! Heated pool, spa and tennis. $112,500.
Lovely 2BR/2BA home overlooking canal onto preser-
vation area. Clean, bright, airy with a large screen
porch. This is Florida living: $21W,000.
Just 1 block to the beach. This duplex is great to have
for yourself or an investment. 1 bedroom, 1 bath duplex
with a strong rental history. It can be your for $122,500.
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Yachtsman's paradise Lovely 3BR/2.5BA Island
home with formal living and dining rooms, family
room, fireplace and wrap around porch. 70' dock
with electric & water. Deep water and quick ac-
cess to Tampa Bay. $329,000.
of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
GULF FRONT ESTATE
Located directly on beautiful Gulf beach! Custom-built home,
with unique design of three structures with three bedrooms,
3/5 baths plus Master Suite & Bath. Brand new metal roof
added. Lush tropical landscaping creates a private com-
pound. Call Marie Franklin.
WATERFRONT BEAUTY Delightful, bright
2BR/2BA home on sailboat water. Convenient
Holmes Beach location. Nothing to do here ex-
cept move right in! This one won't last long at
$179,900. Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or
Kathy Granstad at 778-4136.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Mada, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2kitchen/2car. 3,895 sq. ft.
under roof home includinllcaged pool. Unique origami
roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.
409 Pin Av.
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To Our Northern Visitors ... 7 :
Anna Maria Realty announces
Maureen Dowd is now associated '
with their office at 9805 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Maureen has specialized in Island Prop-
erty sales and rentals for the past ten years. We invite
old friends and new to stop in and say Hi!
What's the best news on Anna Maria Island?
The Islander Bystander gives it to you every week.
BAYFRONT Very private 4/5 bedrooms, 3.5
baths, formal dining, large art studio with skylights,
hardwood oak floors & fireplace. Two docks, moor-
ing whips, davits and a knock view to boot.
COMMERCIAL BLDG. Historic district, heavy
traffic. Building presently used as apt. Ground
4-PLEX Across from beach, each apt newly re-
stored, fully furnished, licensed as motel. $177,500.
SUNSET LANDING CONDO Across from Gulf
2BR/2.5BA great view. $109,000.
WESTBAY COVE CONDO Lovely bayfront
complex. 1BR/1BA, tennis, pool. $89,500.
SUNSET TERR. CONDO Directly on the
Gulf 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished, swim-
ming pool. $164,900.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE CONDO Prime loca-
tion. Directly on the beach 2BR/2BA. $172,000.
GULFRONT HOME now under construction.
2 story 3BR/2.5BA. Pick your cabinets &
BAYFRONT HOME Perfect setting in Holmes
Beach. Looks off to the Skyway Bridge. 3BR/
2BA. Large lot with established landscaping.
GULF FRONT PRIVACY Located in North
Holmes Beach. This older home features 2BR/
2BA, den, large living room. Hardwood floors,
fireplace 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.
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. $129,900.
SEASIDE CONDO Directly on the Gulf. 2BR/1.5
BA, fully furnished, pool. $172,000.
WESTBAY COVE CONDO Large one bedroom,
pools, tennis. $89,500.
DUPLEX Short walk to beach and shopping cen-
ter in Holmes Beach. Priced to go at $108,000.
DUPLEX Near beach, clean and neat. 2 bed-
rooms 2 baths each side. Only $129,900.
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.
MOTEL Mom and Pop operation directly on the
Gulf. A mix of studio, one bedroom and two
bedroom apts. 6 units total.
HANDY MAN SPECIAL Non-conforming 3BR/
2BA single family home near Gulf with 3 rental
apts. Priced low to allow rehab. $165,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Gorgeous &
spacious 2 bedroom/2 baths directly on the
Gulf, elevator, pool. $225,000.
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY ...
Bayfront tri-plex w/boat dock! Charming & re-
cently remodeled. Right on Intracoastal water-
way. Walk to shops, dining & Gulf beaches.
Terrific investment potential. $329,000.
#59444. Ask for Carol Heinze, 792-5721 eves.
LOTS OF PRIVACY with this very nice large
3 bedroom 3.5 bath home with mother-in-law
apt. Located on dead end street, fire place,
caged pool, and 3 car garage that could be
a 4th bedroom. This home sits on a 150 x
120 lot! Owner is a real estate agent. All this
for only $139,900. #62435. Ask for Horace T.
Gilley, 792-0758 eves.
SELL YOUR CAR! First floor 2 bedroom, 2
bath unit that overlooks pool. Has walk-in clos-
ets, double vanity & sinks in master suite, stor-
age area, and pass through from kitchen to
dining/living room. Very close to shopping,
banks, restaurants, and bus line. $47,000. Ask
for Sally Schrader, 792-3176 eves.
Walk the beach, fish from
private dock, exercise in
heated pool. Great Gulf-to-
Bay community with 1 & 2
bedrooms from $69,900 to
Certified Residential Specialist
BAYFRONT ESTATE One acre,
boat basin, 300' seawall. Quality
2,600 sq ft home with 3BR/3BA,
fireplace lush grounds, citrus
trees, guest quarters. $558,000.
600' TO BEACH 3BR/3BA,
bright, charming. 350' covered
deck, tiled, French doors.
MARTINIQUE ... 3BR/3BA
Gulf views! 2 car garage.
Owner financing! $209,000.
WESTBAY COVE ... 1BR/1BA
pool view. Only $89,900.
MOTEL- 6 units CB, Holmes
Beach, central H/A. Excellent
T. Dolly Young
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT ... Gulf views, seats
85+, beer/wine plus apartment. RE only $520,000.
WEST BRADENTON restaurant seats 150, all
equipment and furnishings, very successful!
4 COP license. $350,000.
5400 GULF DR ...
Enjoy beautiful sunsets
from this 1/1 turnkey
furnished unit over-
Slooking pool. Priced
to sell! $84,000.
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
k J SAND PEBBLE REALTY INC.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH BEACH VILLAGE, UNIT 56
This beautiful townhouse has 2 large Bedrooms,
2.5 Baths, a large 2-car garage with good storage.
Two year old unit features upgraded appliances,
like new carpet, inter-com system. Beautiful setting
over-looking pool and a short walk to beach.
Call John Zirzow 778-9171 or office 753-1620
If you see news happen ... call 778-7978.
The Islander Bystander wants to know!
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OFFICE FOR SALE Fax machine ($200) rarely used,
large executive desk w/computer stand ($200). All very
good condition. 778-3171.
CARTIER LADIES tank watch, new, 18K; 778-6835.
NEW MAXXUM 7000, 50 mm and 70-200 lens, case,
$250; Minolta X-370 new with 50 mm lens, $100,
COMPUTER WORK DESK Wood grain, w/hutch,
shelf. Like new! $50. 792-7465.
BRIDGESTONE MB2 mountain bike. 26" inch black
metallic 15 spd. Like new 778-7746.
25" Emerson Color TV, stereo, cable ready. $135. 778-
2471 or leave message.
MENS GOLF clubs & bag. 1,3 & 5 woods, 2,3 & 7 irons.
STANDARD SOFA BED, excellent, 2 yr. old, pink hue
white washed wicker rattan. Coral-green leaf pattern.
$275. View locally. Call (614) 899-0272.
WASHER & DRYER heavy duty Kenmore. $400 for
FLEA MARKET- Anna Maria Island Privateer's Thieves
Markets, March 11, 8-3. New location at Crabby Bill's,
Marina & Gulf Dr. Rent a space $10.778-5934.
VENDORS WANTED! March 18, 8 am-1 pm. Flea
market items, plants, fruits, vegetables or what have
you? $10 per space, sponsored by the AMICC. Call
Francis 778-4488 or Kathy 778-4136 or write to PO
Box 695, Anna Maria 34216.
ESTATE SALE March 11, 9am-4pm. Four rooms of
furniture, everything must go, priced to sell, cash only.
447 63rd St. Holmes Beach.
SEAGRAPE FESTIVAL, Roser Church, March 11.9 am-
2 pm. Lunch, baked goods, shell craft, plants, shoes,
books, clothing, jewelry. 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
BEN & IRENE'S rummage and yard sale. March 10 &
11. 8-2. Clothing, jewelry, and many household items.
302 Iris Street, Anna Maria.
LARGE GARAGE SALE March 11.9 am. 3' x 5' glass
table, end tables, several chairs, recliner, lamps, mir-
rors, pictures, much more. 307 S. Bay, Anna Maria.
tHE ARTIST GUILD of AMI 778-6694 and the AMI Art
League 778-2099 need vendors for craft sales on Sat-
urday, March 18 and Saturday, April 15. $15 booth fee
for one Saturday $25 for both Saturdays.
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 7:00-8:OOPM; Thursday 10:30-
11:30AM and Saturday 9-10 OAM. For info call Geri 779-
2129. Also personal fitness training, lectures/work-
shops on fitness topics, reasonable rates.
THE ISLAND PLAYERS
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
March 17-April 2
contains strong language and is not
recommended for children.
778-5755 Visa & MasterCard
WANTED -WW II, Korea, Vietnam and other veterans
of Foreign War to join Island VFW Post. Call NOW! Bob
Anna Maria City at Bean Point
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The City of Bradenton
Beach, Florida, will be accepting proposals for renova-
tions to the city's fishing pier. A pre-bid conference and
tour of the facility will be held at the city hall, 107 Gulf
Dr. North, Bradenton Beach, Florida, on Friday March
10, 1995 at 1:00pm with Eatman & Smith Architect for
the project and city representatives. Anyone wishing to
bid this project is invited to attend. Bids for the project
will be required to be received by the city clerk prior to
3:00pm Friday, March 17, 1995. Equal Opportunity
Employer. The City of Bradenton Beach reserves the
right to refuse or reject any and all bids. Ail contractors
planning to attend this meeting are requested to con-
tact Eatman & Smith Architects at 778-3113, or G.J.
Moran at 778-1005 prior to 12:00 noon on Thursday,
March 9, 1995. Alice Baird, CMC, City Clerk.
'95 CHEVY S-10 Blazer. Burgundy, auto, air, PW, PB,
power locks, fully loaded & over $2,000 in after factory
extras. Only 10K miles. Asking $23,000. Call Anytime
1985 LE BARON convertible, Mark Cross interior,
leather, digital dash, 38,000 miles, 4 cyl turbo, $4,100;
1990 HONDA CIVIC 4-door, red, original owner, 51K.
New AC, brakes. Sony stereo, Kenwood speakers.
Excellent condition. $6,700 make offer. 746-0641.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
TRADE OR SALE for Waterfront property w/cash. 42'
coastal Cruiser, twin 454 HP. Full electronics, sleeps
6, shallow draft. 778-0142.
16' BOAT TRAILER with 100 gallon gas tank w/12 volt
pump & hose. 1 year old. 779-2005.
HELP WANTED Lawn Service, 778-1348.
PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER needed for 10 unit
Bayfront Motel, 778-2780.
HELP! Night-time, full-time, bus help. Ivo's Fine Dining
on LBK. 383-8898.
HELP WANTED IMMEDIATELY Line Cook. Rotten
Ralph's, 902 S. Bay Blvd. 778-3953.
$1,000 per week or more can be yours anytime in your
own home based business. Galaxy Crystal & China,
FULL TIME & part time housekeeping positions avail-
able, apply at the Coconuts Beach Resort, 100 73rd
St., Holmes Beach, 778-2277.
A #1 ISLAND RESORT is now accepting applications
for all positions. Good benefits, year round work. 813-
778-6691. 2408 Gulf Dri., Bradenton Beach.
"Call with confidence." Manatee Home Health Care.
We offer experience/dependability, and quality care.
We help in assisting people to stay in the comfort of
their own home. Companions/sitters, live-ins, house-
keepers, errands/appointment, escorts, transportation.
Reasonable rates. Call 745-9377.
Don't forget to vote March 14, in the Holmes Beach City
election. Your vote does count.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home
with constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House
calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports or prescription delivery. Flat rates. Sun-
shine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"HATE TO IRON?" Reasonable rates and many Island
references. Pick-up and delivery. Also alterations. No
smoke environment. 778-4680.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places available
for ages 2 thru 12. Individual attention in small groups.
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-2967.
CHILD CARE Any hours. Before & after school pro-
gram, too. Fun, safe environment. Snacks and meals
provided. Local references. Come by and meet us! Call
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.
MANATEE MOWERS Island Lawn Service. Respon-
sible, reliable and reasonable. Call Donnie Rivera 778-
7508 for free estimate.
LANDSCAPING, TREE TRIMMING & HAULING. For
free estimates call 778-3995 or 778-1497 between
ANNA MARIA Glass & Screen in addition to all your
glass, screen and stained glass needs now introduces
window and screen washing. Call 778-2022 for appoint-
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,
shampoo-steam, deodorize, living rm, dining rm & hall,
$34.95. 11 year in the business. No hidden prices. 794-
CAPTAIN STEAMER Keep your carpet in ship shape
with the captain and his crew ... The Captain does not
use portables. 792-2888.
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.
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We don't! So why don't you let us fill
your rental needs, so you too can have
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Across the street from best beach on the Island,
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f.
living area turnkey furnished. $419,000. Call
778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.
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32-Year Island Resident
THE BUC IS BACK!
The Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key
IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Mon thru Fri 1 to 5 PM
Cooks Dishwashers Servers Bus Help
Hosts/Hostesses Bartenders Cocktail
Apply in Person No Phone Calls Please
An Equal Opportunity Employer
595 Dream Island Road Turn at Cannons Marina
The Island Property Maintenance Co.
* Complete property maintenance on a regular basis
* Inspections weekly or more
* Immediate repairs when necessary
* Weekly & monthly rates
* Written reports sent to you each month
* Insured, Island Resident, References
If you are planning to go back to cooler weather or live
here year round & need dependable maintenance...
Call 779-2129 Jim Travis
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 business since 1978. Lic #MC00318. Dave
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
HOME REPAIR and painting. 35 years experience in all
areas of construction and remodeling. Gulf Breeze
Services Co. 750-8466.
HOME IMPROVEMENT & REMODELING Carpentry,
27 yrs experience specializing in work on the Island. No
job too small. 747-5808.
LOCAL HANDYMAN, can take care of your screen re-
pairs, window cleaning, small paint jobs and yard work.
Thorough & careful with ref. Peter, 778-8436.
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of home
repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experience. Insured,
island resident, references available. Jim 779-2129.
OFFICE SPACE, professional building with elevator in
centrally located Holmes Beach. $200 and up. Call Mike
Norman Realty. 778-6696.
JAN, FEB or MARCH '96 Seasonal or month. North
Shore Dr., Gulf/Bayfront. Negotiable, 2BR/2BA, large
enclosed porch. 778-0340.
GULF FRONT EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA. Furnished
residence at 102 77th St. with spectacular views. Avail-
able April 95 and June-Sept 95. Call Dave Moynihan
Realtor 778-2246 or evenings 778-7976.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2/2 Perico Bay with breathtaking
view avail/Feb. 15. 1st, last & security $850/mo. Sea-
sonal rentals, many choice rentals available for Feb.,
March & April. Contact Debbie Thrasher Prudential
Florida Realty 778-2055 or 778-3395.
ANNA MARIA Gulf front apt. Lovely, furnished, 2BR/
1BA, enclosed porch, deck, garage, microwave, laun-
dry, no pets. weekly. 778-3143.
FURNISHED STUDIO condo available 10/1/95.
Gulfront, heated pool, cable, washer/dryer, tile. Avail-
able week, month, seasonal. Reserve now for 96. 813-
WESTBAY COVE -- 1BR, pool view. March available. T.
Dolly Young 778-0766, 778-5427 Prudential FL Realty.
GULF FRONT 3BR/2BA immaculate beach house on
N. Shore Drive. Steps to water. Best on beach! Avail-
able: April 16-May 1 & July 1-July 8. $800 to $1,000 a
SEASONAL April thru June. 1BR furnished apt. near
City Pier Anna Maria. Weekly, monthly. 778-4543 after
ANNUAL, 1 BR1BAaptw/screened lanai. $600/mo includes
water, lawn & trash. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
VACATION RENTALS by the month or week available
March 1. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CONDO ON GULF available April 1. Pool, tennis. 1 BR
$1,600/mo. 2/BR $2,000/mo. 778-0076.
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
ANNA MARIA, furnished residence, spectacular Gulf
view, available next season, 3 mos. minimum, all
amenities. 107 Oak Ave. For appointment, Bob 813-
ANNUAL Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA, CH/A, large yard,
shade porch, kids/pets OK, close to beach. $750, ref-
erences/deposit required. 778-7431.
GULF FRONT beach house Immaculate 3BR/2BA
vacation rental on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria.
sunset view from every room, steps to water. Best on
beach. Available seasonal or monthly December, 1996
through May, 1996. $3,000 per month. Discount for
season. Call now! 778-3171.
FURNISHED APT. Brand-new 2BR turnkey, W/D, dish-
washer. Available March 15, seasonal. 778-3364.
LOCK & SECURITY
. ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat
Key. Cortez, West Bradenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE -
Painting by Elaine
1 & EXTERIOR
We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Ucensed and Insured
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David Parrish Call
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
Family Owned and Millwork &
Operated for Over Wood Cut
12 Years To Size
Sat 8 to 12 HARDWARE
We specialize in custom cabinet making *
formica tops entertainment centers
213 54th Street Holmes Beach 778-3082
We are located just west of the Island Shopping Center
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BOOKING NOW FOR '96. Holmes Beach condominium.
2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, close to beach, completely fur-
nished, some waterfront. Also, 2BR/2BA ground floor fur-
nished duplex. Close to beach and all services. Please call
Sharon at Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
HOLMES BEACH, 100 yds to Gulf, 1BR/1BA duplex
apt., nicely furnished. Available Dec. thru April '96. 3
month minimum. 5608 B Carissa. 778-3994.
MAD ABOUT ANNA MARIA! Wanted for March '96.
1BR, reasonable, by non-smoking, responsible, retired
couple. 778-7731, keep trying.
1BR/1BA fully furnished, seasonal, quiet neighborhood,
private yard, 1/2 block to beach. 778-9413.
A CHARMING 3BR house. Furnished, 2 blocks from
Gulf, shopping nearby. $650/mo. Yearly, April 1.
Holmes Beach. 778-3701.
AVAILABLE MARCH & APRIL '95. (Due to cancella-
tion.) 1BR/1BA duplex apt. Nicely furnished, 1 block to
beach. 5608 B Carissa, Holmes Beach. 778-3994.
CONDO attractively furnished 1 BR/1 BA quiet commu-
nity, pool, steps from Gulf on Bay. Annual lease, $525/
WANTED TO RENT Furnished apt/condo/house.
Quiet, retired, professional man. Start April or May.
$550/mo or less. Annual rental. 778-7462.
REMODELED 3BR house available March 10 thru 31.
Across street from beach. Includes washer/dryer. $400
per wk or $1,000 for all 3 wks. (813) 859-2857.
WATERFRONT Large 2BR, FI room panoramic view
overlooking City Fishing Pier, sunshine Skyway,
Egmont Key. Swimming heated pool & spa, furnished.
$950/mo. Available April 15. 778-9188.
PROFESSIONAL MAN wanted to rent 2BR, furnished
for 6 or 7 months starting in April. 747-3266.
SEASONAL, 2BR/1BA home, screened porch, cable
TV, W/D, garage, close to beach. 813-689-0925.
ANNUAL, 1BR/2BA plus Murphy bed, water view,
screened lanai. $735/mo. Available April 1. Call Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
LOVELY DUPLEX UNIT, 3BR/2BA, 210 81st Street,
Holmes Beach. Available winter 1995-96. (813) 962-
RESORT 66 Poolside $450/wk, June & July (7/4 wk
APRIL TO OCT. Very clean, nice 2BR/2BA, turnkey,
$800/mo. 3 minutes to everything. No car needed. 1-
AVAILABLE APRIL Sunny, nice, 2BR/2BA, 3 minutes
from beach, bank, shops, restaurants, super market,
very clean, turnkey. $1,100. 1-800-977-0803.
LUXURY GULF FRONT condo, top floor. 2BR/2BA,
pool, screened lanai, professional decorated. Available
April 1. 778-0015.
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.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman Villa. $156,000.
Call Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
OPEN HOUSE Sun. March 11. 1-4. 1230 Spoonbill
Landings, Perico Bay Club. Jack Monahan at Ron
Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
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.
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.
OPEN SAT& SUN. 315 58th St. Holmes Beach condo.
New carpet, paint, wallpaper, verticals. Available imme-
diately. $72,900. To see anytime 798-3981.
75' WIDE TRIPLEX LOT. Gulf & Bay view, 250' to
beach. Owner financing if qualified. 778-9555.
GULF FRONT BEACH house 3BR/2BA, new roof, new
3-ton A/C, 12 x 28 deck, two car garage, plus 2 extra
rooms down stairs, lot size 50 x 110, with great gulf
water views. $395,000, 1-813-225-1500.
TRADE OR SALE for water front property w/cash. 42'
Coastal Cruiser, twin 454 HP, full electronics. Sleeps 6,
shallow draft. 778-0142.
BY OWNER: Clean, ready to live in 2BR/1BA home in
Anna Maria! $134,900. Call 778-7127.
TRADE OR SELL Cancun Palace (RED) interval own-
ership. Luxury 2BR/2BA, golf, beachfront, other ameni-
ties. $12,900. 778-5427, 795-4882.
NICE MOBILE HOME, 2 blocks to beaches. New FL
room, central air & heat. Priced right. Pines Park 778-
5853 or 778-2418.
WESBAY COVE CONDOMINIUM. Holmes Beach gar-
den spot close to shopping, beaches & restaurants.
Waterfront & poolside units available. 2BR/2BA fur-
nished or unfurnished. Best of condominium living.
From $139,000. Call Sharon, Old Florida Realty 778-
GREAT DEAL 2 contigious ROR lots w/3 residential
units. 400' from Gulf. Hi visibility. Owner financing
$149K. Principles only 778-6075.
DUPLEX Intracoastal, 2 story, 2BR & 1BR, Bradenton
Beach, Key West style, sea-wall, sailboat water.
BY OWNER: One year old 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath-
room home. Vaulted ceilings, 2-car garage. 2 blocks to
CHARACTERFUL 2BR/2BA Island home with water
access. Tiled throughout. Large lanai, blended living
and occasion rooms. Skylights, well treed. Call Sharon,
Old Florida Realty 778-3377.
FISHING PIER, bait business & restaurant, Anna Maria
Island. Includes business & real estate. $395,000. Call
Fred Katz, Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980, 779-2044.
HAVE CASH BUYER for Island Village Townhouse.
Please call Betsy Hills Real Estate at 778-2291. Eves
CONDO TOP CONDITION. West Bay Point & Moor-
ings II, unit 154.2BR/2BA, 2 heated pools, tennis court.
ON ISLAND mobile home. New siding, roof over AC,
large lot, carport, 2BR, completely furnished, clean.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE, #27 by owner, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, large townhouse in lovely condo commu-
nity near the beach. Ideal for year round living or per-
fect vacations. Heated pool, many extras. Call to see,
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Stretching & Cardiovascular Exercises
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