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Highway access hampered to, from Island
By Paul Roat
Two of the three roads to enter or leave the Island
will be snarled in traffic at least until late June.
Highway widening and resurfacing at Gulf of
Mexico Drive on Longboat Key and Manatee Avenue
along Palma Sola Bay began Monday.
The Longboat project completion date is August;
Manatee Avenue should be wrapped up by the last
week in June.
There is some good news for motorists, though: the
long-awaited roadway widening and surfacing of
Cortez Road was completed Monday, according to en-
Fire tax hike
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Fire Commission unanimously
approved a tax increase for the 1995/96 budget on first
reading last week.
If the increase is approved on second reading, resi-
dential property owners will pay the same base rate of
$65 as in the 1995/95 budget but there will be an in-
crease from one-cent to three-cents per square foot
(over 1,000 square feet).
Commercial property owners will see an increase
in the base rate from $112.50 to $130; however, this
will be offset by the elimination of the $10 annual oc-
cupancy permit The square footage rate will increase
from .032 to .039.
"We'll still be 25 percent below what was pro-
posed in the five-year plan," noted Fire Chief Andy
Price. "We are providing the same or better service
with less of an increase."
The increase includes adding four full-time
firefighters to improve service to the Village of Cortez.
"Since the last article was in the newspaper, I re-
ceived 11 phone calls from residents of Cortez," said
Commissioner John VanOstenbridge. "All 11 did not
realize they do not have the same service that Anna
Maria Island has, yet they are paying the same amount
in taxes. I explained to them that we are trying to cor-
rect that and none of them objected to an increase."
Commissioner Sandy Haas asked if the increase
would mean the commission could hold the line on
future increases. VanOstenbridge said he does not fore-
see another increase for three years.
"I look for a new engine in the third year," he said,
"and we'll probably have to go with one more
firefighter at that time. I'm in favor of keeping the two
trucks we have as backup trucks and getting one truck
with a 55-foot ladder which will also be used as a fire
"We're in a situation where we don't have much
choice," said Commissioner Glenn Bliss. "I agree with
John. If we do it this year I feel we should be able to
get through the next three years without coming back
with an increase."
Commissioners also discussed the development of
a new five-year plan. The 1995/96 fiscal year is the last
year in the current five-year plan.
Price said in the next five years he anticipates re-
placing two engines, adding incentives to attract more
volunteers, establishing a volunteer residency program,
replacing the fire inspector, adding a new firefighter
and adding a full-time mechanic.
He said the board should also think about adding
a secretary/receptionist/data clerk. Haas suggested
hiring outside help to transcribe the minutes or seeking
a retired senior volunteer.
The second reading of the tax increase is set for
May 8 at 7 p.m. at Station 1 in Holmes Beach.
gineers with the Florida Department of Transportation.
Work crews with APAC-Florida, Inc. of Sarasota
began work Monday to add sidewalks, widen and re-
surface Manatee Avenue from 81st Street in Bradenton
to the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. The
$565,139 project also includes a paved shoulder along
both sides of the roadway, according to DOT Engineer
"There will be some traffic delays," King said,
adding that no lane closures will be permitted between
7:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m. Expect the roadway
delays to begin next week when the milling and resur-
facing work begins in earnest.
Work began Monday on Longboat Key, too. Gator
Asphalt has the contract for the northern half of the key,
with APAC-Florida handling the south end of the is-
land. The entire 10-mile length of Gulf of Mexico
Drive is scheduled to be resurfaced and widened. Cost
of the project is just less than $3 million and is sched-
uled for completion by late August.
Boogie down to Bridge Stree
Bradenton Beach this we(
Live music, a ~ radBTaeo eat
children's fun park, "j~ a at iY'dl on histor
sandcastle building 8 BDcE ST
and more will be on
tap from 11 a.m. to 11
p.m. Saturday and
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday for the
annual Festival on
will be a kung fu demonstration and a children's fish-
ing contest. Beach action includes all-day volleyball,
kite flying and the Anna Maria Privateers' treasure
Saturday evening will feature a pie toss and an 8
p.m. street dance with the Thirsty Birds and Tickler.
Kite shows, volleyball and The Islander
Bystander's Castle Masters sandcastle contest, 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m., will fill the beach on Sunday. Back on Bridge
Street, the Privateers will battle the Conquistadors in a
last '95 clash at 1 p.m.; "the capture of Katie" is at
Anna Maria Island, as
viewed from the air,
provides a stunning
panorama that brings to
mind our warm breezes,
white sand and gentle
surf. Pictured over the
north end of Anna Maria
looking to the south, the
brilliant sand and tur-
quoise waters offer a
startling contrast between
shore and sea. Islander
Photo Courtesy: Jack
t Fest in
booked over the
- two-day fest will in-
clude the Saltwater
Dillon & Co. and the
For more in-
formation, call 778-
3565 or 778-2627.
SKIMMING THE NEWS...
Opinions ......................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Anna Maria tides ....................... ............. 23
Real estate .................................................... 25
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
APRIL 20, 1995
jKB PAGE 2 0 APRIL 20, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Cortez Beach revetment draws fire from residents
By Paul Roat
Excavation of rubble at Cortez Beach has produced
a rocky and heated exchange between residents and
coastal engineers in Bradenton Beach.
The final portion of the Island's beach
renourishment project calls for creation of sand dunes
along several portions of Bradenton Beach, including
most of Cortez Beach. To protect the sand dunes and
the soon-to-be-planted sea oats, post and cable barriers
are being erected.
However, when the contractor doing the work,
Seaway Marine Contractors, Inc., of St. Petersburg,
tried to drive the posts into the sand, he hit what ap-
peared to be solid rock instead of soft sand.
Excavation revealed a vast underground network
of boulders, concrete construction debris, old pipes and
a host of other trash. Some of the boulders were eight
feet in diameter according to Rick Spadoni, the consult-
ant for the beach renourishment project.
So the contractor has been stockpiling the rocks
along the trench being dug to facilitate the placement
of the posts.
And the stockpile produced the rocky reception
Spadoni and Manatee County Environmental Projects
Coordinator Jack Gorzeman received in the city last week.
"Why wasn't anyone consulted about this?" resi-
dent John Chappie asked. "This is a major change from
what we were told would happen there."
Spadoni said that the Cortez Beach portion of the
beach renourishment project, particularly the southern
part of the beach, did not receive the "full design
width" of the extra sand. "The boulder revetment can
block storm waves ... as they pass over the structure,
providing protection to the back beach area landward
of the revetment."
Spadoni said Seaway workers would remove all
the hazardous debris from the rubble, such as the tree
limbs, roots, iron pipe and other odd construction ma-
terial. Boulders less than two feet in diameter would be
t' r i !
Cortez Beach rocks have caused Bradenton Beach residents to get on a roll to have the height of the boulders
reduced. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
removed, and the overall revetment would be no more
than three feet in height the same elevation as the
The way it looks now "is certainly not the finished
product," Spadoni said.
The contractor will finish a portion of the project
by April 21 for a review by county and city officials,
Spadoni added. "At that time, further direction may be
provided to the contractor," he said.
Another glitch in the project is in the May 1
deadline for completion of work. Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection officials have set
that timetable for all work to be done to ensure nest-
ing sea turtles will not be hampered by any adverse
If the work is not completed in time, Gorzeman
said, there is a chance the project would come to a
screeching halt until October 1, when the nesting pe-
Total cost of the dune planting work is $332,200
and includes installation of beach access signs in
Holmes Beach at a number of street-end locations.
Attorney to recommend T-end dock answer
By Pat Copeland
After completing her research on the T-end canal
docks, City Attorney Patricia Petruffis ready to make
a presentation to the Holmes Beach City Council
Thursday, April 20.
Ownership of the docks between the 72nd and 77th
Street canals on Marina Drive has been bandied about
between residents and city councils for the past ten
years. The city says it owns the land along the canals,
as well as the land under the water. Some residents say
the docks were given to them in their deeds, while oth-
ers say they have used the docks for so many years their
ownership is grandfathered.
At a special council meeting in January, Petruff
asked residents to supply her with deeds, building per-
mits and other documentation concerning their claims
to the docks. The requested information was supplied
by 23 residents. In addition, the city received an opin-
ion from a surveying firm regarding the inclusion of the
canals within the boundaries of specific plats.
Language on the face of each plat dedicates the
canals to the public, noted Petruff. However, most of
the land beneath the three canals in question was not
included within the legal description of adjoining plats.
"It is my opinion that the developers of these sub-
divisions intended to dedicate these canals to public use
and that the city, by approving the plats, accepted the
The facts that the canals are not on the tax rolls and
are not shown as being in private ownership are cited
as support for this position.
T-end canal between 72nd and
74th Streets and the south half
of the T-end canal between
74th and 75th Streets.
Five subdivisions adjoin these canals but only two
- Bay Palms Addition Seventh and Eighth Units -
were platted by Peder Mickelsen and Son, Inc. All of
the deeds which claim to grant property owners the
right to use boat space are deeds granted by Mickelsen.
The canal between 72nd Street and 74th Street is
shown on both the above mentioned Bay Palms subdi-
visions. The controlling date for dedication of this ca-
nal to the public is May 6, 1956.
"... All the deeds which have been provided by city
residents to this office are from the Bay Palms Addi-
tion Subdivisions which were platted prior to the time
these specific areas were dedicated to public use," said
Various portions of the canal between 74th and
75th Streets are shown in three subdivisions. The con-
trolling dates for the dedication of this canal to the
public are April 4, 1953, and Dec. 9, 1955.
"... The language in the Mickelsen deeds is very
specific in that it states that the right granted is to 'use
a boat space in the canal in Bay Palms Subdivision
fronting on Marina Drive," pointed out Petruff. "Since
the T-end of this canals adjoined by a Bay Palms sub-
division only on the south, it might not fit the deed cri-
T-end canal between
75th and 77th Streets
The right of private individuals to used boat space
in this canal is still at issue, said Petruff. None of the
three subdivisions adjacent to the canal were developed
Controlling dates for the dedication of this canal to
the public are Jan. 12, 1952, and April 4, 1953.
"It is my opinion that those persons who hold
deeds from Peder Mickelsen and Son, Inc., granting
the right to use a boat space in the canal in Bay Palms
Subdivision fronting on Marina Drive do not have a
right to utilize space within the T-end of the canal be-
tween 75th and 77th Streets," said Petruff.
She based her opinion on the fact that there is no
documentation to show that Mickelsen had any own-
ership interest in this canal nor does it conform to the
language in the deeds.
"In order for persons to prevail in a claim to utilize
boat space in this canal, any deed from Peder
Mickelsen and Son, Inc., must predate the dedication
of the T-end portion of the canal," she said.
North half of T-end canal
between 74th and 75th Streets
The right of private individuals to use boat space
in this canal is still at issue, said Petruff. This portion
of the canal is shown on two subdivisions, neither of
which is Bay Palms.
"Based on the specific language in the Mickelsen
deeds, there may be no right of owners in the Bay
Palms Subdivisions to utilize this portion of this canal."
(See foregoing explanation.)
Right to use
Petruff noted that the grant by Mickelsen does not
give an individual the right to use a particular boat
space or construct a dock within that space.
"It appears to be a non-exclusive right which is
shared by numerous other owners within the Bay Palms
Subdivisions," she concluded. "It appears that the right
granted is a right to anchorage only."
In her opinion, said Petruff, "The city has the au-
thority to regulate the 'right to use' to insure that pub-
lic health safety and welfare criteria are met"
She advised the council to consider whether or not
permits for docks should be issued, whether persons
who have a "right to use" should be allowed to rent
space to third parties and whether fees should be
charged to cover the cost of maintenance and potential
liability to the city. The council should also determine
if boat owners can utilize city right of way to run pri-
vate water and utility lines to the docks.
Owners in the original Bay Palms Addition
through Bay Palms Addition Six have a right greater
than the general public to use boat space within the T-
end canal between 72nd and 74th streets. Extend this
right to the south half of the T-end canal between 74th
and 75th Streets.
Adopt a procedure to authorize only those per-
sons who have a documented claim to moor a boat on
a permanent basis in the above areas.
On the T-end canals between 75th and 77th
Streets and the northern half of the canals between 74th
and 75th Streets there are two options: Require all boat
owners to remove their boats from these areas so that
the areas would be available for use on a transient ba-
sis to the general public or lease the space on a first
come, first served basis to interested parties with the
city charging a fair market value for the space.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U APRIL 20, 1995 M PAGE 3 Ir
Islander Bystander receives
Florida award notice
The Florida Press Association sent notices last
week to winners of its 1994 Better Weekly News-
paper Contest, including awards in four categories
for The Islander Bystander.
Approximately 45 judges, all members of the
New York Press Association, judged more than
2,300 entries, choosing winners in three divisions
and 30 categories.
The Islander Bystander competes in Division
A in all contest classifications for FPA member
newspapers with a circulation of 12,000 and over.
Although FPA notified members of winning
categories, the actual results including award po-
sitions will be announced at the convention of the
Florida Press Association and the Florida Society
of Newspaper Editors in June.
The Islander Bystander will receive an award
in the category of editorial page, featuring the car-
toons of Jack Egan of Anna Maria. The recognition
of outstanding examples of editorial pages con-
cerned with local issues is based on editorial con-
tent, columns and other materials.
An award for in-depth news reporting was listed
for a series titled "Community in Crisis" by Pat
Copeland. Judges in this category looked for
straight, in-depth reporting giving particular empha-
sis to community importance of the story or series,
fact reporting and research.
News Editor Paul Roat will receive a feature
photo award at the convention and outdoor corre-
spondent Bob Ardren and reporter David Futch will
receive an award for their series on commercial
fishing and the net fishing ban in the environmental,
By Pat Copeland
Two juveniles were arrested by Holmes Beach
police Friday and charged with three counts of burglary
and three counts of grand theft each, said Detective
The charges resulted from the recent burglaries of
three boats. Two stereo speakers, a radio, binoculars
and liquor valued at $695 were removed from a boat at
529 74th St. A marine radio valued at $1,000 was re-
moved from a boat at 733 Key Royale Drive and bin-
oculars and a compass valued at $945 were removed
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from a boat at 712 Key Royale Drive.
Rogers said the compass, one pair of binoculars,
the radio, the marine radio and the speakers were re-
covered. Also recovered were a Loran and four cellu-
lar telephones, although Rogers said she does not know
where these items came from.
Two other juveniles are expected to be arrested and
charged in the same incidents before the end of the
week, said Rogers. Four additional juveniles are in-
volved in related cases under the jurisdiction of the
Bradenton Police Department and the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office, she said.
SAM to introduce
Anna Maria Island
Save Anna Maria, Inc., will hold a general meet-
ing on Saturday, April 22, at the Island Branch Library,
Holmes Beach, at 1:30 p.m. in the Walker-Swift room.
Members and friends of SAM will receive an up-
date on the current status of the mega-bridge fight,
re-introduce drawings of environmentally accept-
able, vehicle-safe low-bridge designs.
Discussion will also include the status of
fundraising activities and attorney fees.
Anna Maria City
4/24, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
4/25, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
4/20, 1 p.m., Council meeting
4/20, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
on T-end docks
4/26, 9 am., Council meeting with architect
on city hall renovations
4/22, Holmes Beach Civic Association,
10:30 a.m., Island Branch Library,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
4/24, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Sudakoff Hall, USF
New College campus, Sarasota.
4/22-4/23, all day, Bridge Street Festival,
Juveniles charged in
Holmes Beach burglaries
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Help for comp planners from Bay experts
By Pat Copeland
Officials from the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program met with Island officials last week to offer
input on local comprehensive plans.
"We're trying to bring about consistency among all
of the coastal comprehensive plans and to integrate the
findings and actions that are presented in the Sarasota
Bay Program's Comprehensive Conservation and
Management Plan," explained Susan Walker, NEP
One example Walker gave was the problem of
impervious versus pervious surface.
"You know that stormwater is a big problem for
Sarasota Bay and a good part of the stormwater runoff
is because we have such increased amounts of imper-
vious surface paved parking lots through our
whole watershed," explained Walker. "One of the goals
is to reduce impervious surface where possible. We
would work with you in developing language or up-
grading your language to include that action."
With Walker was Jeanne Ware of University of
South Florida who reviewed all local comprehensive
plans and their relationship to the goals of the NEP
plan. She then developed a form for local officials to
use in reviewing their own plans to see which areas
they need to revise or add language in order to address
"By the end of the month we hope to have all your
information back in this table form," said Ware. "Starting
in May we want to have focus group meetings with rep-
resentatives who are going to have a major part in updat-
ing these plans so that we can work on a consistent lan-
guage that talks about improving water transparency."
From the focus groups, they hope to create a model
for multi-jurisdictional cooperation for environmental
issues that will be used state-wide, said Ware, who is
working under Dr. Renu Khator in the Department of
Government and International Studies.
"We cannot force local governments to change
their comprehensive plans but we're hoping since
you've all been involved in this program and want to
protect your environment, you'll adopt as many of the
actions as you're able to," said Walker.
At the end of the project NEP hopes to have a
"how-to" manual of procedures on building consensus
among local governments concerning language that
should be common to all their comprehensive plans,
"Our role is to help you shape the amendments so
they're consistent with the county's plan, the Island
communities and the NEP," said Walker.
"We're also looking at where you are putting cer-
tain verbiage and consistency between elements,"
added Ware. "All the plans put things in different ele-
ment areas which can be a problem when you want to
look up something."
Focus groups will include representatives of mu-
nicipal and county governments and planning depart-
ments, said Walker.
"They will start dialogue among local governments
as to what language needs updating," she said. "You
will have an opportunity to have free advice from your
peers throughout the community, as well as from us,
and you will have an opportunity to brainstorm among
Focus groups are to be held in Bradenton Beach
City Hall on May 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and May 19,
time to be announced.
Safe boating requirements, or else
By Paul Roat
Easter marks the unofficial beginning
of the boating season in this part of the
country, the time of year when most recre-
ational boaters start thinking about getting
out on the water for some fishing, skiing or
But before you hit the water this year,
spend a few minutes checking your
vessel's equipment. It could save you some
aggravation and perhaps a fine.
Federal requirements for boaters are
not difficult to comply with, but based on
the number of violations issued recently by
the U.S. Coast Guard, many boaters appear
unaware of what they need to operate their
vessels safely and legally.
First, check your registration. June 1 is the dead-
line to re-register all motor-powered boats in Florida.
Prices for the registration range from $4 for vessels
under 12 feet in length to $123 for those more than 110
Registration numbers must be posted on the port
and starboard sides of the bow. A valid registration
sticker must be affixed on the port side.
Registration may be done at any tax collector's
office. You must have the registration
certificate on board the boat whenever
you go out in the boat. Boat safety
All vessels must have one per- everyone oi
sonal flotation device (PFD) for each wear a life,
person aboard. A new state law goes member th
into effect May 1 calling for all ves- member
sels to carry one wearable personal this year's i
flotation device, either type I, H, l or Safe Boatii
IV style, for each person on board. beginning
Boats longer than 16 feet must also
have a throwable life cushion or life won't work
ring. wear it.'
Life jackets must be kept in an
area that is easily accessible not
locked up, in other words and the throwable device
should be immediately available. Remember, time
spent rummaging in a compartment could translate into
a drowning statistic if someone tumbles over the side
of a boat.
Boat safety experts urge everyone on a boat to
wear a life jacket Remember the motto of this year's
National Safe Boating Week, beginning May 20: "It
won't work if you don't wear it"
Although many outboard motorboats are exempt
from fire extinguisher requirements, it's still a good
idea to have at least one on board. Vessels with en-
closed cabins less than 26 feet in length are required to
have one Coast Guard-approved extinguisher, boats 26
to 40 feet long must have two extinguishers, and ves-
sels more than .40 feet in length must comply with fed-
eral standards for fire prevention.
Most marine dealers can help determine what type
of extinguisher you need. Be sure to check that the fire
extinguisher is fully charged and undamaged.
Although boats less than 16 feet in length are not
required to have daytime visual distress devices, it is a
good idea to have some type of flare or "pyrotechnic
visual distress signal" on board. Meeting both daytime
and nighttime requirements are red handheld distress
flares. Nighttime-only requirements may be met with
n a boat to
e motto of
May 20: 'It
if you don't
a flashlight, and daytime-only re-
quirements are orange flags or orange
smoke signals. All visual distress sig-
nals must meet Coast Guard require-
All vessels should carry an
anchor adequate to hold the vessel in
the worst winds and tides. Careful
boaters use a length of chain to ensure
the anchor flukes dig into the sandy
bottom of local waters. Remember the
adage of using seven feet of anchor
line, or scope, for every foot of water
depth, and have enough line to meet
that general rule.
All boats less than 12 meters in length must have "an
efficient sound producing device," according to the Coast
Guard. A whistle will do if it produces a sound that car-
ries more than a half mile. Boats more than 12 meters in
length must also have a bell.
If you're going out on the water after dark, you must
have operational navigation lights: green bow lights on the
starboard side and red bow lights on the port side are re-
quired on all vessels. White lights with a broad degree of
illumination are also required at night
Powered vessels other than outboards must have
back-fire flame arresters installed on the engines.
Ventilation of the bilge must be adequate, gener-
ally with at least two ventilator ducts. Remember that
if you have a gas tank in an enclosed storage compart-
ment the same two-duct ventilation requirement per-
A new anti-litter requirement for boat-
ers calls for any vessel 26 feet or more in
length to have a garbage placard affixed to.the
vessel. The placard must note types of mate-
rials prohibited from being dumped over-
board. Regardless of the size of the vessel,
Though, don't dump anything over the side of
Vessels more than 40 feet in length
must also have a waste management plan
placard on board if the vessel operates more
than three miles from the coast.
There are no requirements for most
recreational boaters to have a VHF radio on
board, but if you do have any electronic gear,
be sure to have an FCC license. That license
currently costs $115 andis good for 10 years,
but rumors indicate that the fee may drop to
$75 later this summer. Be sure to include all
your electronics under the license: VHF radios, radar,
single sideband radios and Emergency Position Indicat-
ing Radio Beacons.
If you aren't meeting the
legal requirements ...
"We're a mainstay in law enforcement," Master Chief
J.D. Arndt said. Station Chief at the U.S. Coast Guard
Station in Cortez, Arndt encourages boaters to take advan-
tage of the safe boating courses offered through either the
Coast Guard Auxiliary or the Power Squadron.
In addition to running the station at Cortez, Arndt
is also responsible for the Coast Guard Auxiliary divi-
sion running from Boca Grande to Egmont Key, in-
cluding eight flotillas with a total of about 1,500 mem-
Although probably best known for conducting
their boating safety classes, the various flotillas also do
routine patrol and rescue work.
"Lots of people are new to Florida," he said. "The
Gulf of Mexico is a big place, and some new and ex-
tra knowledge can be a big help out there."
Arndt has dropped some hints about exactly what
areas where he might be stepping up local enforcement.
"I'm very interested in environmental pollution," he
said, so special attention should be given to make sure
that on-board head is hooked up and working well.
Another particular interest of the "new sheriff in
town," as Arndt has referred to himself, is the mixing
of alcohol and boating. "Fifty percent of all boating
fatalities involve alcohol," Arndt has said, "and I'm
very concerned about mixing alcohol and boats."
Florida recently lowered the amount of alcohol re-
quired to be charged in impairment from .10 to .08 per-
Based on Arndt's "Coast Lines" column in The
Islander Bystander, boardings to check safety features
on vessels are becoming more prevalent. Failure to
have adequate safety devices could result in a warning,
a violation or an escort back to port if the Coast Guard
does not believe you are operating a safe vessel.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 20, 1993 U PAGE 5 I![
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JB PAGE 6 1 APRIL 20, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Grace under fire
While we Islanders enter what one restaurant
owner calls "the quieter side" of season, the office of
The Islander Bystander found itself under siege by one
angry tourist two weeks ago.
He followed an angry accusatory phone call (the
brunt of which was our bookkeeper) with a visit to the
office moments later.
Now we find he has showered the chamber of com-
merce, other publications and elected officials with
letters in an obvious attempt to inform everyone of his
contempt for The Islander Bystander.
The angry tourist is Robert J. Brown of Rochester,
N.Y. His anger is directed at a humorous article on the
subject of native survival during tourist season which
appeared in our paper several weeks ago.
Brown entered our office demanding to speak to
the writer, who was not present As publisher and edi-
tor, I stood up to take responsibility for the article and
the newspaper. Through Brown's loud accusations,
punctuated by pounding accents on the desk, he appar-
ently didn't hear my words.
Here it is again in print the apology you
couldn't or wouldn't hear as the blood pounded in your
ears: "I'm sorry you are upset by the article. It was in-
tended as a humorous piece and quite obviously you
have not taken it with the intended tongue-in-cheek.
I'm sorry about that.
"I have to stand up for our newspaper, however,
and I stand by the story. It certainly was not directed
at you personally. There is an apology in the April 6
paper and you are welcome to a copy."
With that Brown was out the door without tak-
ing a copy of the newspaper containing the apology.
There were people who expressed enjoyment of the
article but Brown obviously took the writer's puns lit-
erally. For whatever satisfaction Brown sought by con-
fronting the writer, he was obviously too angry to ac-
cept my words. One expects a sincere apology, both
spoken and written, to be sufficient.
We have a wonderful life in Paradise and in real-
ity, Islanders take the trials and tribulations of tourist
season in stride. We take it along with the good -
people like Jim Brock from Vermont.
A semi-retired attorney, Brock has visited our of-
fice often for the past three seasons to collect and send
faxes and he has endeared himself to all of us.
People like Jim Brock make it all worthwhile.
As the sign on the bridge from Bradenton to Pal-
metto, heading north, once read in the 1900s, "Wel-
come back." We can only add, "Welcome back all."
Bonner J. Presswood
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Now for the rest of the "teeth lost at sea" story.
Keith Ball from Ontario, Canada, said he had a
dream last Thursday night that he had lost his dentures.
Then on Friday while swimming with friends in the
Gulf, he was knocked down by a large wave and when
he came up he was missing his upper dentures.
Two days later, Sunday evening, I chanced upon a
set of dentures while walking the beach with some
friends. I placed a "lost and found" ad in The Islander
On Wednesday, while doing my laundry at the
Anna Maria Laundromat, I overheard Lottie Finney,
another Islander, mention she putting a note up in the
laundromat in reference to a lost bird.
Laughingly, I said, "That's nothing. I found some
upper dentures on the beach the other night."
With that Lottie and her friends showed wide-eyed
surprise. They knew Keith Ball and were with him
when he lost his teeth!
The dentures were returned to Keith who was very
Thank you Islander Bystander for putting in the
free "lost and found" ad.
Lois Finley, Anna Maria City
Money rules over homeowners'
rights in Bradenton Beach
The greater threat to homeowners who want to stay
here on Anna Maria Island may not be the lack of sand
or the type of bridge, but the failure of our political
leaders to enforce our strict zoning codes.
A good example of this is the Bradenton Beach
Marina expansion project. A business won against
homeowners. Money has won people have lost. The
dollar became more important than human beings. Our
leaders did not appeal a bad decision of a judge because
it may take money from the city.
Now the residents must spend their personal
money to appeal and also defend themselves from a
marina lawsuit. This lawsuit is a form of punishment
to 17 of us concerned citizens who opposed the project.
It is almost six months old and may last for years in the
U.S. court in Tampa.
Money was used to buy out some residents. Oth-
ers were sued to stop anyone who opposed the project.
Many of us were not particularly against the marina
business, but opposed to the zoning changes and the
giving away of two city streets.
Last month I declined to sit on the Bradenton
Beach Adjustment Board for ethical reasons to protest
the request by the marina and as a defendant in the law-
suit. There will be many victims in the future because
the door is now open for other developers to move in.
Many retired people on fixed income and young
working people will have to move inland because they
cannot afford to live out here where money rules. Mo-
bile home parks and cottages will become a memory.
They will be replaced by high-rise tourist resorts like
other islands in Florida.
Leroy Arnold, Bradenton Beach
Council criticism unfair
Here is a positive note for a change about the
Holmes Beach City Council and its members.
My wife and I attend about 90+ percent of the
council meetings. Sometimes we are the only ones
there. Yes, there were some rough spots last year but
nothing that was as damaging as some of the recent
First, I congratulate the two young working women,
Mary Ellen Reichard and Carol Whitmore, for being cou-
rageous enough to step up and be counted as responsible
citizens and to run and be elected to a public office.
I challenge anyone to come to the city council
meetings for just a few months and then see if you
would like to sit in one of the five seats.
Once you put on the mantle of an elected official
or become a government employee, you learn it is a
thankless job. There is though a reward one feels within
oneself, that only the recipient can describe.
Come on, parliamentarian. At least once a month
be a giver. You better than anyone else knows its im-
Robert Jones, Holmes Beach
For more of Your Opinions,
see page 8
THOSE WERtE THE DAYS
Part 4, The Conquistadors
by June Alder
The stockaded Indian villages of Florida such as this one drawn by French artist
Jacques Le Moyne were copied by the Spanish fort builders of the 16th century.
A GRAVE ERROR
Panfilo de Narvaez's expedition to
Florida in 1527 was botched from the
beginning. The causes were bad deci-
sions and bad luck.
He left Spain in June carrying 600
persons aboard five ships plus all the
proper stuff to build what was to be
North America's first European com-
munity. His first stop was Santo
Domingo on the island of Hispaniola
where he bought another ship and some
The first glitch in the enterprise took
place while the fleet tarried in port. A
quarter of the crew, liking the cut of the
local girls' jibs, jumped ship. The sec-
ond misfortune was that two ships sent
to Trinidad to pick up more horses were
wrecked in a hurricane, with the loss of
50 more men and 20 horses.
It was November before Narvaez
got outfitted again and by that time the
remaining crew members refused to go
to sea in the wintertime. So the fleet -
now reduced to four ships with 400
people and 80 horses didn't set sail
from Cuba until the end of February
More stormy weather beset the
ships in the Florida straits and by the
time Narvaez got to a bay on Florida's
Gulf coast his newly hired pilot had lost
his way. He was not sure where he was
and neither are we. Scholars are ar-
guing to this day over whether Narvaez
landed at Charlotte Harbor or Tampa
Anyway, it was sometime in Holy
Week when Narvaez and his conquista-
dors stepped ashore in Florida. The first
village he came to possibly on Terra
Ceia Island where you can visit Madira
Bickel Mound today he made a grave
He swaggered in this huge, one-
eyed man with a brilliant red beard -
and boomed out the standard speech that
had been very effective when he was
campaigning with Cortez in Montezuma
territory. He had come in the name of
the Emperor Charles V, King of Spain,
and the Pope "him they call Papa,
which means admirable, greatest, father
and preserver." And if they did not rec-
ognize the authority of these awesome
ones well, here is what Narvaez
"If you do not do this, and of mal-
ice you be dilatory, I will enter with
force, making war upon you from all
directions and in any manner that I may
be able, I will take the persons of your-
selves, your wives and your children
to make slaves, sell and dispose of you,
as Their Majesties shall think fit, and I
will take your goods, doing you all the
evil and injury that I may be able."
This lecture was delivered to a de-
serted village. And, of course, had the
people been there to hear it, they
wouldn't have understood it.
But Chief Hirrihigua, a proud and
influential Timucuan leader, under-
stood what Narvaez was saying, all
right. He issued his own declaration.
What his actual words were we don't
know; but no doubt they were along the
lines of a statement attributed to an-
other Florida chief:
"I am king in my land, and it is un-
necessary for me to become the subject of
a person who has no more vassals than I.
I regard those men as vile and contempt-
ible who subject themselves to the yoke
of someone else when they can live as
free men. Accordingly, I and all of my
people have vowed to die a hundred
deaths to maintain the freedom of our
land. ... I promise to maintain war upon
you so long as you wish to remain in my
province, not by fighting in the open, al-
though I could do so, but by ambushing
and waylaying you whenever you are off
guard.... I have commanded my vassals
to bring me two Christian heads weekly,
this number and no more. I thus can slay
all of you within a few years."
Narvaez was so enraged at
Hirrihigua's insolence that he slashed
off his nose and, for good measure, had
his aged mother thrown to the dogs to
be eaten alive.
After a few days Narvaez marched
off with his soldiers and priests to look
for gold and convert the heathen, leav-
ing Hirrihigua to plot his revenge.
The king cometh
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I YOUR OPINeO
Anna Maria visitors stay away
"We don't want tourists or touristy things. We are
a bedroom community."
This is what I was met with when I tried to discuss
my business idea with Anna Maria Commissioner
Doug Wolfe. Those were his exact words.
To say I was surprised would be an understate-
ment. I expected to be welcomed as a positive eco-
nomic asset while providing a service to anyone who
wished. Excuse me if I've graduated from the wrong
school of business.
My heart really goes out to the retailers, restau-
rants, real estate brokers and private rentals who are
really not wanted or needed in Anna Maria City ac-
cording to Mr. Wolfe's analogy.
What I really want to know is, does the commis-
sioner play on the same team as the Anna Maria Cham-
ber of Commerce where Darcy Migilore, executive
director, said, "Remember, it is the tourists and winter
residents who support local businesses?"
Yes, I must confess I'm a returning tourist/visitor.
As a part of "that" group many have relocated their
businesses to Florida locations. Maybe Mr. Wolfe
should post his territory.
Cathy Stern, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
All Island Denominations
delivered with community help
All Island Denominations (AID) distributed Easter
Boxes of food to families on Anna Maria Island.
"Thank you's" go to Deana Hartman and Woody
Candish of the Anna Maria Island Community Center
who delivered the boxes generously prepared by Is-
lander Market, Anna Maria City.
The Anna Maria Island Women of the Moose
#2188, Chapter #1601, Carole Gallalee, chairman, and
Moose Lodge #2188, Bradenton Beach, contributed
checks to the ecumenical AID Easter program.
The Missions Committee of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, Anna Maria City, chaired by Ed
Callen, also helped to make the program a success by
contributing boxes of canned goods.
Jeanne Maschek, All Island Denominations
The following letter was sent anonymously to Debbie and
Harry McCartney addressed simply "Dear Neighbors."
Is it your lonely dog we hear barking before 7 a.m.
and after 9 p.m., and yelping five to 10 times a minute
during the day? The poor creature seems to miss you
so when it's out of doors alone. Perhaps you could ac-
company it when it's out of doors. It would probably
be happier, and it is, I think, only humane to be kind to
one's animals and not torment them.
Best wishes to you and your beloved pet.
Anonymous, to Anna Maria neighbors
Dear Gladiolus and Canal streets neighbor:
Who sent us the letter? Let's "clear the barks!" The
McCartney family does not own a dog. Please inves-
tigate and if necessary call Animal Control, 742-5933.
Debbie and Harry McCartney, Anna Maria
Holmes Beach gazebo great idea
Yes, we do it up north in Plymouth, Minn.
Billie Martini's idea of a gazebo-style bandstand
on "The Green" behind Holmes Beach city hall at the
city park is a,great idea.
"Up north" no amplified instruments are allowed.
Everyone brings their sit-upons and from 7 to 8:30 p.m.,
or sometimes during afternoons, all types of performances
Maybe for the Island park, Harold Bergstrom could
bring his violin and a few friends to perform, or the Mana-
tee High School Band to provide something for teens. Boy
and Girl Scout awards ceremonies could take place at the
gazebo or family reunion portraits. Island author Dorothy
Whittaker could read her book to the great students at
Anna Maria Elementary or guitarist Jim Meena could do
his hysterical routine. There are many possibilities.
I've spoken to several members of the Holmes Beach
Civic Association and they are interested in the project
Any interested individual or organization should write
Councilwoman Billie Martini for information and support.
Marg Soeffker, Chair,
Anna Maria Beautification Committee
Cadets perform aerials at fire
The Anna Maria Fire District held its third annual
open-house Public Safety Expo last Saturday with a
dozen public-safety agencies on hand. Therefor the
viewing was the Westside Fire District's $400,000
aerial vehicle, which responds to commercial and
over-one-story calls on the northern two-thirds of the
Island. AMFD's nine 13- to 18-year-old cadets-in-
training braved their first-ever climb to the top of the
75-foot ladder, where the assignment was to take pen
and paper out to write their names: shaky business!
Will-be cadet Matt Losek, age 11, pictured on the
ascent, says being lord of the ladder was "really
cool. Matt's dad, Shift Capt. Rich Losek, says he
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Still no clear cause of big, freak wave
By Paul Roat
Experts are pretty sure how big it was, but they still
don't exactly know what caused an unusually high
"rogue wave" that crashed ashore the morning of
Dan Sobien with the National Weather Service said
that, based on debris piled up on Egmont Key, the wave
was between six to eight feet in height above the nor-
mal one-foot surf that day.
He said that checks with the U.S. Air Force re-
vealed no meteor activity or "space junk" fell into the
Gulf of Mexico that day.
And there was no recorded seismic activity, so an
earthquake did not apparently cause the swells that
drenched beachgoers around 10 a.m.
Sobien said that it was believed the source of the
big waves was in the Gulf of Mexico south of
Apalachicola between 6-8 a.m.
But what caused the "mini-tidal wave"?
Meteorologists seem divided between believing
what the Japanese call a "seiche," or tidal wave, was
caused by a freak gravity wave or an equally odd dip
in the jet stream into the Gulf.
The gravity wave a rise in atmospheric pressure
followed by a sudden drop in that pressure seemed
to move down the state than morning, Sobien said, with
several reporting stations reporting the fluctuation in
barometric pressure. What was odd, he added, is that
such a gravity wave usually occurs with a cloud front.
The skies were clear the morning of March 25.
"Gravity waves often cause ocean waves," Sobien
The other possible option, Sobien said, is that the
miles-high jet stream took an unexpected dip down to
the surface of the earth and touched the Gulf. The jet
stream is literally a high-speed current of air that circles
"It's rare, but it has happened," he said of the jet
stream dip, but to prove it would take ships taking
ozone reading which, he admitted, would be inconclu-
sive due to the time lapse between late March and now.
Sobien seemed to lean toward the gravity wave
theory, although the meteorologist was scientifically
typical in being reluctant to offer a clear theory.
A gravity wave was attributed to a much bigger
tidal wave that struck Daytona Beach last year. Reports
indicated that wave at a height of 20 feet, and bystand-
ers said it caused cars to crash against buildings and
caused significant property loss. No one was injured,
partly because the accompanying storm front drove
most people from the beach before the big wave hit.
Weather officials are still looking for residents who
have photos or videos of the event. Call 813/645-2323
if you have any information.
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By Bonner Presswood By approving the agreement, the city agrees an
Anna Maria City Commissioners discussed a amendment that ensures each party to the agree-
resolution authorizing mutual aid with Manatee ment is responsible for payment of benefits and
County as needed in the event of an emergency. The Worker's Compensation claims.
resolution apparently went unaddressed during the Znika said the agreement is a consent for the
latter days of Mayor Ray Simches' term. county to give Anna Maria mutual aid.
According to Max Znlka, a former commis- He said, "In the Connick days (Dick Connick
sioner and interim mayor during Simches' illness, was mayor of Bradenton Beach from 1973 to
the agreement was sent to the city by Manatee 1986), Connick threw the county out because
County last September. they came four days after the aid was needed.
The mutual aid agreement, established by the This agreement gives the county the right to bill
Florida Department of Community Affairs, Divi- us at whatever rate they choose."
sion of Emergency Management, provides funds to Commissioners delayed action on the resolu-
local governments in this case Manatee County tion until they can determine what responsibility
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By Pat Copeland
With a full complement of members and a regu-
lar meeting schedule established, the Citizens' Advi-
sory Committee on Island transportation rolled up its
sleeves and began work last week.
Chairman Jim Kissick told members of problems
with noise pollution from "boom boxes" on vehicles
on the south end of Bradenton Beach
According to state statute, said Kissick, "It is un-
lawful for any person operating or occupying a motor
vehicle on a street or highway to operate or amplify
the sound produced by a radio, tape or other mechani-
cal sound making device or instrument from within
the vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a
distance of 100 feet or more from the vehicle."
Kissick maintained there's never been a ticket is-
sued on the Island for this violation. "Yet it is a vio-
lation of my constitutional rights to invade my home
and deny me the tranquillity and peace of my home,"
"If I was driving in my car, how would I know
that's the law?" asked Melody Kramer. "Are there
signs anywhere saying that it's against the law?"
The group agreed that there should be signage on the
bridges alerting drivers about the law and the fine for
violation. They voted to request that the Island Transpor-
tation Planing Organization have signs posted.
Kissick said he is concerned about the effect of
power outages on the Island's drawbridges. When
there is an outage, power is supplied to the bridge by
a generator. The problem is that the bridge tender must
call a supervisor in Sarasota to respond to turn on the
Cabana rental at the Via Roma Beach Resort has
been unanimously approved by the Bradenton Beach
Frank and Jackie Hagaman, owners of Jackie's
Beach Service of Bradenton, received a special excep-
tion to rent up to 30 cabanas, two sailboats, paddle
boats and other beach paraphernalia on property west
of the timeshare resort at 2408 Gulf Drive.
The city council decision was made despite objec-
tions by timeshare owners.
"I was appalled when I heard of this," Lorraine
Sutherland said. She said the rental business was bet-
ter suited for a public beach such as Coquina or the
Manatee Public Beach, adding that the rental business
at Via Roma would block the view and would turn the
generator, creating a long time delay for motorists.
The group voted to recommend that the ITPO re-
quest the Florida Department of Transportation have
the bridge tenders trained to start the generator.
The group unanimously voted to support
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola's resolution to
remove all references in support of replacement bridges
on Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road from Manatee
County's Comprehensive Plan.
Members reviewed their purpose and duties as
outlined in the ITPO bylaws:
To represent the citizens of the Island and advise
the ITPO by reviewing, reacting to and providing com-
ments on transportation planning issues and needs.
Assist the ITPO in the formulation of goals and
objectives for improving the Island's transportation
Conduct public information programs.
Provide a citizen's review of and comments on
preliminary findings and recommendations of on-go-
ing transportation planning efforts.
Provide citizen input and a forum for differences
of opinion on transportation planing matters through
reports or comments to be forwarded to the ITPO and
the general public.
Assist in other functions as requested by the
Members will discuss the possibilities of Islanders
purchasing the Island's drawbridges and collecting
tolls at their next meeting.
Meetings are set for the second Tuesday of every
month at 10:15 a.m. at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
resort into something "very close to Coney Island."
"All the owners I've talked to are opposed to this,"
Other owners had voiced their objections to the
business at a public hearing on the special request last
Council members added a stipulation that no signs
advertising the business may face Gulf Drive.
"I'm all in favor of umbrellas and cabanas on the
beach," Councilman Bill Campbell said. "I like to see
the beach being used."
Mayor Katie Pierola, owner of the Catalina Beach
Resort, said beach activities are requested regularly by
guests at her motel. "We always get complaints from
people staying here that they want more things to do."
Some work begins, some in progress
along Anna Maria's streets
Much awaited paving of streets in the City of
Anna Maria began this week.
Gator Asphalt of Bradenton will start work on cor-
ners where rain and traffic have washed out and worn out
-asphalt. They will pave Sea Gull to the cul de sac, the end
of Hammock at the cul de sac and the intersection of
Tarpon and Pine. There is no completion date set but
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said he doesn't expect Gator
to have to block traffic while the work is ongoing.
Meanwhile the tree trimming program is ongoing
and the offspring mulch is available for the tak-
ing by city residents.
The mulch is placed in a pile adjacent to the
"Old City Jail" at 402 Pine Ave. Mulch delivery is
available by arrangement with the director of pub-
lic works. Call 778-0781.
Street signs are being changed at many intersec-
tions in the city. New signs are being installed atop
existing stop signs to decrease the cluttered effect of
numerous sign poles in the small areas at cross streets.
Excavation of the "fillet" at Lake LaVista channel
will begin under a five-year joint permit from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection and
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
According to Commissioner Doug Wolfe, sand
silted to one side of the the mouth of the channel will
be re-deposited periodically to the downshore beach.
No sand will be available to residents however,
according to Public Works Director Frank Tyndall,who
said, "It came from beach it has go to beach."
Tickets available for April 29 drawing
Anyone who is unable to attend the Community
Center's 11th annual Spring Auction Benefit Satur-
day, April 29, can still be a winner in two auction
Holmes Construction Co. and Westbay Athletic
Club have donated a three-day two-night vacation in
New Orleans, to coincide with the '95 auction theme,
"A Night in New Orleans." Also, Jim Boast Dodge-
VW has offered a powder-blue 1977 AMC Hornet
which is on display at the Center.
Chances for both drawings are now on sale at $1 each
or six for $5. Winners need not be present to claim prize.
Tickets can be found at the Center, JD's Food
Market, Crabby Bill's, D.Coy Duck's, the Sand Dol-
lar Gift Shop and First National Bank of Manatee on
the Island; and in town at Westbay Athletic Club and
Alligator Alley. For more information, call 778-1908,
778-3484 or 778-0018.
Beach cabana rental approved
for Via Roma in Bradenton Beach
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 20, 1995 0 PAGE 11 IIB
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Hundreds celebrate Easter Sunday sunrise
With afull moon high over the Gulf to the west, more than 500 worshippers faced east to the rising sun at the
Kiwanis Club ofAnna Maria Island's 31st annual Easter Sunrise Service at Manatee Public Beach. The pastors of
all seven Island churches participated. James Meena, at left served as music director, with Cecelia Meena and
Robert LoPiccolo on keyboards. Solo vocalist was Norman McKelvey. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
THANKS FOR THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM
John Home and The Anchorage restaurant donated a thank-you luncheon recently for the dedicated
volunteers who help with reception at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Also included were
flowers from Island Florist and gifts from First National Bank of Manatee. Receiving thanks from Center
Executive Director Pierrette Kelly, back right, are, front from left, Miren Alonso, Dottie Dickinson and
Mary Shipley; and, back, Dot Hinely, Hattie Kaessinger, Dolly Holmes and Pat Hoefig.
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Chair aerobics program
YMCA Chair Aerobics at the Anna Maria Com-
munity Center will begin Wednesday, April 26, at 9
a.m. and will be held every Wednesday thereafter.
The class will concentrate on total fitness for the
active older adult who is just starting, or starting over,
with an exercise program.
It is a non-impact class which improves muscle
strength and endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular ef-
ficiency, and balance.
The fee is $3 for members and $4 for non-mem-
bers. For information call Scott Dell at the center at
Florida Aquarium tour
Uniglobe Far Away Places is organizing a tour to
the new Florida Aquarium for Monday, April 24, from
8:30 a. to 3 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. The cost is $35 per person.
To reserve space call 778-0715.
Low vision club hold
The Island Low Vision Group will meet Tuesday,
April 25, at the Island Branch Library, Holmes Beach,
at 1:30 p.m. in the Walker-Swift Meeting Room.
A hands-on craft program will be offered by Eliza-
The public is invited to attend.
For more information call 778-3391.
Key Royale club holds last
meeting of season
The Women's Association of the Key Royale Club
will hold its final meeting of the 1994-95 season on
Monday, April 24, at noon in the clubhouse.
A luncheon will be served. The program will in-
clude the installation of officers for the 1995-96 season.
The officers are: Janet Stokes, president; Helen
Klos, vice president; Jean Holmes, treasurer; Eileen
McGuan, recording secretary; and Phyllis Hoblitzell,
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Settlers bread available at
Each Wednesday members of the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society bake loaves of Early Settlers
Bread and bring it warm and ready for sale to the Island
Museum, 204 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Early Settlers Bread, similar to English muffin
bread, is available as of 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is
Island Garden Club to meet
The Island Garden Club will meet on Thursday,
April 20, at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
Holmes Beach, at 6:30 p.m. in Lowe Hall of the church.
The speaker will be Virginia Thompson, the first
president of the Island Garden Club.
Message from blood center
Manatee Community Blood Center has seen yet
another shortage of blood.
Recently, it appealed to the public in an effort to
restock its empty shelves. The center asks for immedi-
ate assistance from the public-at-large only when it is
absolutely necessary. Community needs are generally
met by regular donations, often every eight weeks.
Cold and flu symptoms have caused many regular
donors to be unable to donate. This is one example why
regular donations are so important
Please donate blood. An unknown friend is count-
ing on it.
For information call the Manatee Community
Blood Center at 746-7195.
Chamber greets new
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
announced its new members who joined during the
month of March.
They are Beach Rentals, Bradenton Beach; The
Workout Center, Inc., Holmes Beach; Newport Mar-
keting, Inc., Holmes Beach; and Island Lumber &
Hardware, Inc., Holmes Beach.
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The Chapel Players of Roser Memorial Church will
begin their eight-performance run of Joseph
Kesselring's "Arsenic and Old Lace" at 8p.m.
Friday, April 21, at the Roser Chapel, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Additional evening performances are
scheduled April 22 26, 27, 28 and 29, with 2 p.m.
matinees on April 23 and 30. Tickets, at $6 for adults
and $3 for students, can be purchased from 10 a.m.
to 2p.m., Monday through Friday, at the chapel, or
on a first-come-first-served basis one half hour prior
to each show. For information, call 778-6756. The
cast includes, front, Laura Nelson and John Durkin;
and back, left to right, Joy Courtney, James Lewis
and Pat Hoefig. Lewis is also debuting as director.
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Crafts turn into Island donations
The Women's Club of the Sandpiper Mobile Home
Resort recently presented donations to various organi-
zations and charities. The club earned the funds
through its recent Street and Craft Sale. Bradenton
Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney, center, accepts a
donation from Betty Jones, club president, while Joan
Rintol, chairperson of the craft sale, left and Anna
Maria Fire District Inspector Jane Guthrie and
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donations to the Red Cross and Blake Hospital. Is-
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And I feel someplace I made a mistake so I leaf
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Joyce Swanson Cowen, 59, of Anna Maria,
died April 1 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., Mrs. Cowen came to
Manatee County from Kearny, N.J., in 1982.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas L.;
two daughters, Laurie DePasque of Harrisburg,
Pa., and Robbin Juliano of High Bridge, N.J.; two
sons, Keith of Chicago and Neil of Anna Maria; a
brother, Glenn Johnson of N.J.; and two grandchil-
Burial was in Ocean Grove, N.J. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Riki E. Maple
Riki E. Maple, formerly of Anna Maria, died
April 7 in Fort Myers.
Mr. Maple was born in Dover, N.H.,and moved
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He is survived by his
wife, Michelle; two
brothers, Kenneth and Maple
Mark, and his beloved
companions Margaret Barry and "the boys."
A beachside service for family and friends in-
cluding friends from Ogunquit, Maine, will be held
Saturday, April 22, in Fort Myers.
Edmond L. Feeley
Edmond L. Feeley, 71, of Holmes Beach, died
April 13, 1995, in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Services will be held in San Diego.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Mr. Feeley came to
Holmes Beach from San Diego in 1977. He was a
member of the Elks and the American Legion.
Mr. Feeley served as a bombardier with the
U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen
Beope of California; four sons, Patrick, Barry,
Robert, and Sean, all of California; two sisters,
Margaret and Joann; two brothers, Robert and
Gordon; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grand-
Ola Taylor Posey
Ola Taylor Posey, 86, of Jacksonville and for-
merly of Cortez, died April 11 at home.
Born in Cortez, Mrs. Posey was a homemaker.
She was a member of Arlington Christian Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Roberts
of Lakeland and Lillian Pooley of Jacksonville; two
brothers, Paul Taylor of Cortez and Earl Taylor of
Bradenton; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grand-
children; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home, Bradenton, with the Rev. Albert Hugh
Overstreet officiating. Burial was in Fogartyville
Kyle Charles Quinehan
Kyle Charles Quinehan, infant, of Bradenton
Beach died April 13 in Manatee Memorial Hospi-
He was born in Bradenton.
He is survived by his parents, Steven and Holly
Koerber of Bradenton Beach; maternal grand-
mother, Jan Klackle of Mount Dora; maternal
grandfather, Dave Klackle of Springboro, Ohio;
and paternal grandparents, Kathleen and Stan of
Services were held at Bradenton Funeral
Home, Bradenton, with Herbert McMillian offici-
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By Cynthia Finn
A bit north of the famed S-curve on Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach, in the 2200-2300 blocks of Gulf
Drive, bayside, and a block east to Avenue C, there
rests a trunkful of Island history.
The Wagner Realty office at 2217 Gulf Drive
housed the Island's very first real-estate company,
opened in 1939 as Silver's Real Estate. Pioneer broker
Annie Silver was the maternal grandmother of Dorothy
Wagner, who bought the realty company with her hus-
band, Dick, from Annie's estate in 1958.
On the southeast corer of 23rd Street and Gulf
Drive, where now stands Pirate Pete's gift shop, Annie
Silver built Silver's Grocery Store and an adjoining
home for herself in the mid-' 30s, and the Island Sport-
ing Center annex a short time after.
At that same time, around 1935, spunky Annie -
who had lost a shirt or two in the late '20s on in-town
property dealings started up in real estate again,
selling property and handling some rentals as a sideline
to the grocery store.
Just east of Gulf Drive, on 23rd and Avenue C, the
love of Annie and the passion she had for the wellbeing
of our Island community remains in the first commu-
nity center built on the Island: the Annie Silver Com-
munity Hall, a.k.a. "the Shuffleboard Club." Annie
donated the land and the club was built by "neighbors"
in 1952. The Hall is still used today.
Dorothy Wagner, loving historian
Our information about Annie Silver and that his-
torical stretch of Bradenton Beach comes from a lov-
ingly compiled book by Dorothy Wagner, which was
given as a gift to the Anna Maria Island Historical So-
ciety. Titled "My Grandmother: Annie Silver,"
Wagner's prose is beautifully transposed onto parch-
ment-like paper. Dozens of photographs, some dating
back 80-plus years, are stored with care.
Society officers Carolyne Norwood and Jane
Adams were delighted to share the Silver/Wagner
memorabilia with The Islander Bystander. We encour-
age a longer trip through the pages of Annie Silver's
past at the society's Pine Avenue museum.
Annie Silver was born in 1874 in Mt. Union, Pa.
Married at 18, she had four daughters, including Hope
Fenton, her youngest, who was Dorothy Wagner's
A young widow, Annie remarried, to Charles Sil-
ver, in 1911. The Silvers were both nurses, and Annie,
already a remarkable and independent woman, also
worked as a private detective.
The Silvers, and Hope and sister, Thelma, moved
to Florida in the early '20s. Charlie and Annie bought
property in Bradenton, across from what is now Jessie
For the last 50-plus years of her life, Annie Silver
was seldom seen in anything but pants. However,
while still a northerner in 1912, she and Charlie
Silver dressed in Pittsburgh, Pa., style.
planted roots on Wagner corner
Annie Silver with Bob Pethik who built the original Wagner Realty office in 1939.
The erection of the
Annie Silver Commu-
nity Hall in 1952 was a
community effort true
to Grandma Silver
form. Islander Photos:
Courtesy of Dorothy
Wagner through the
Anna Maria Island
P. Miller Elementary School on Manatee Avenue.
They also owned a nursing home.
Annie had the real estate bug in her blood, but she
lost most of the Silvers money in "the crash."
In the early '30s, Annie turned her fascination with
the automobile into dollars, operating a taxi. She was
known for her friendliness, her willingness to take tour-
ists on lengthy daytrips, and for her trademark apparel,
slacks with matching jackets, innovative woman's
wear for that day. Annie was known for her pants for
decades to come, and rarely was seen in a dress.
To the beach
Also in the '30s, Annie and Charlie Silver decided
to go their separate ways. Courageous and independent,
Annie looked to the future.
The construction already begun, Annie called a
family conference in the mid-'30s to announce that she
had sold the taxi business, had purchased property
across from the Gulf in Bradenton Beach and was
building two structures: a small residence and an ad-
joining grocery store. She made the move, and let the
real estate blood bubble anew.
Dorothy Wagner has many warm memories of her
childhood and teenage years, visiting Grandma Silver
out at the then-quiet beach and helping her run the
In 1939, Annie decided to sell Silver's, and on
adjoining property she built the Island's first real estate
office. She later added an apartment at the back as her
When Dorothy married Dick Wagner in 1948,
Grandma Silver helped the couple to repurchase the
grocery store, which the Wagners ran until they, too,
got the real estate bug, in 1955, joining Annie's active
firm. The Wagners took full control after Annie's death
Please see related
article, page 16
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Built by Annie in the mid 1930s, Silver's Grocery on
23rd Street and Gulf Drive was the place to shop and
shoot the breeze.
Annie Silver was well loved by and well involved
in that early Island community. In addition to the
neighborhood community center, Annie was also ac-
tive in raising money to build the Bradenton Beach
"That Annie Silver sure has persuasive powers,"
Dorothy remembers a witness to one of Annie's dollar
Dorothy describes Annie's passion for flowers -
especially honeysuckle, bougainvillea and periwinkles,
which she landscaped with instead of grass. Well-paid
yard workers, Dorothy and her brother "learned a lot
from Grandma Silver, especially about being indepen-
dent and being responsible for our own actions."
Annie passed away peacefully in her sleep in 1958.
Concludes Dorothy, "I remember her always as a
strong influence in my life a strong, independent
woman who was never afraid of being different She
was not your typical grandmother, but she suited me
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Freddie and Harry
Varley, early publishers
of The Islander newspa-
per, wrote of Annie Silver
in a 1963 daily paper col-
umn titled "Manatee Mix-
ing Bowl": "What a
splendid character was
Annie! beloved by all
who knew her, well re-
spected by casual strang-
ers. She was a straight-
ing pioneer type, as full of
energy as high-test gas or
a human atomic bomb."
According to the
Varleys, Annie gave 'em
heck in the early days of
their Islander, for slight-
ing Bradenton Beach
news, and the Varleys
learned their lesson about
equal time for the south-
"There was never,"
the Varleys wrote, "an
unpaid reporter who was
more the unfailing source
of news from the Island
and Bradenton Beach."
"Annie is dead," the
Varleys concluded their
tribute, "but lives on in the
hearts and memories of her
wide and still intimate
circle, and will for a long
time; for the love of her has
resulted in the Annie Silver
Community Hall and
shuffleboard courts, where
friends and fellows gather
for good fellowship, civic
betterment and to re-
The fellowship goes
on still at the hall, which
currently has 40 members,
says President Bernice
Stahl. In season, there are
weekly bingo games, pot-
luck gatherings, an annual
yard sale, and a flurry of
shuffleboard activity under
the coordination of Keith
Stahl says the center
is deeply needed and ap-
preciated by the many
elderly who reside in the
neighborhood but are un-
able to drive. "I think
Annie Silver would be
pleased to know her vi-
sion and her donation are
still such a part of this
stretch of the Island she
loved so much."
And, even with the
recent ownership change
at Wagner Realty, the
original real estate tradi-
tion and the tangible com-
mitments to community
wellbeing and commu-
nity projects survive.
Sincere well wishes to
new owner, Anna Maria
Investments Inc. The Is-
lander Bystander wel-
comes you to your old/new
home on that honored and
historic bayside stretch of
Olde Gulf Drive.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E APRIL 20, 1995 E PAGE 15 i3
Island Players announce 47th season
Starting with the world-famous farce "Charley's Aunt," by In an Island Players' repeat of a successful mid-'80s production, "The
Brandon Thomas, the Island Players community theater will Dining Room' by A.R. Gurney,will be presented in March. The season
present a varied fare for its 47th season starting in October. will end on a comic note in May with Tom Dulak's "Breaking Legs."
The 1995-96 offerings will include the Christmas-season Linda Davis, Island Players president-elect, says of the season's
"Greetings" by Tom Dudzick, an old-fashioned comic gift for the selections, "We have tried to mix outrageous fun with uplift, in plays
whole family. Edward Albee's biting drama, "Who's Afraid of that will entertain and inspire our increasingly faithful audience."
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Island's original realty company changes hands
Wagner Realty, established in Bradenton Beach in
1939 as the first real estate concern on Anna Maria Is-
land, has recently been sold to Anna Maria Investments
Inc., under owner David C. Eckel of Longboat Key and
a native of Buffalo, N.Y. Pat Thompson of Holmes
-Beach will continue to man-
age the office.
( widow of Dick Wagner, an-
S- 'nounced the transaction.
The Wagners obtained their
local real estate licenses in
1955 and took over owner-
ship of the company from
the estate of Dorothy's
Eckel grandmother, Annie Silver,
in 1958. Dick Wagner
passed away in 1993 at the age of 70.
Wagner stressed that Eckel was selected from all
potential buyers because of his commitment "to build
on the strong foundation and history of the Wagner
company," including the firm's generations-old tradi-
tion of being involved in and supportive of community
Eckel reports, "I am honored to take over Wagner
Realty, a quality, niche company that serves the spe-
cific real estate needs of the entire Anna Maria area."
"Our objective," says Eckel, "is to be big enough
to provide modern, top quality services, while staying
small enough to provide individualized service to our
In the works, says the new owner, are innovative
and exciting marketing programs and the updating of
the Wagner image, including the complete remodeling
of the original office at 2217 Gulf Drive.
Commerce and community
A graduate of Cornell University, with a master's
degree in business administration from the State Uni-
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versity at Buffalo, Eckel is no newcomer to the real
Following a successful commercial lending and
strategic marketing career at Marine Midland Bank,
Eckel joined western New York's largest realtor,
Stovroff & Herman Inc., in 1974, setting up its com-
mercial brokerage department and its affiliated New
York State Mortgage Banking Company.
In 1983, Eckel became owner of Stovroff and
served as president from 1988 through 1993, when he
sold his stock in the firm to spend more time in Florida.
During his tenure, the company was ranked as one of
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Under Eckel's leadership, Stovroff & Herman was
also known for its community involvements. On behalf
of the company, Eckel was awarded the 1992 presti-
gious Vanguard Award for community service in the
western New York region.
A 12-year area property owner, Eckel and his wife
of 20 years, JoAnne, have two sons, Stephen and Scott.
Except for summer vacations in New York, the Eckels
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The Big Easy -
the easy way
There's a great night out in New Orleans with
some fancy Creole fixings in your future and if you're
very lucky a real trip to the Big Easy could be in the
stars for you.
While you're waiting for all this to come true,
sharpen your bidding pencils and dig into the coffers
for extra bucks because there's a list of tempting good-
ies scheduled to make it to the auction block at the 11th
annual Anna Maria Island Community Center benefit.
It's one of the Center's biggest fundraisers of the
year and it's easy to see why it's fun.
It's also one of the only excuses any of us Island-
ers have for dressing up a bit although last year's
country theme inspired some down-home attire. You
remember the old saying re-worked to fit our locale:
"You can take the boy out of the Island, but you can't
take the Island out of the boy."
Well you don't need to leave the Island and I'm
sure flip-flops will be considered appropriate attire.
This year's theme is "A Night in New Orleans" with
the $20 admission including a buffet dinner catered by
Harry's Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key.
The menu highlights include Caesar Salad, Sea-
food Creole and rice, a mild blackened London Broil
with Bearnaise sauce, Creole Carrot Cake Squares,
Bourbon Street Brownies and Fresh Strawberries.
Some favorite items from years past are on the
auctioneer's list and many new exciting items have
been donated as well.
Always a top money producer, Jim Taylor Con-
struction has again donated a custom dock. There are
18 resort, dining combination packages and even more
dining in other custom packages. Nearly every restau-
rant on the Island has donated dinner packages.
Among items for the live and silent auctions are
over 50 pieces of arwork donated by Island artists.
win a trip to
Charter fishing trips one of the top bidding
items every year return with the pickings from off-
shore fishing to back bay fishing. Capt. Scott Moore,
Capt Mike Heistand, Capt "Zack" Zacharias and Capt
Phil Shields collect top dollar for the Center.
Not so much into fishing? Ok. Plunk down a bid on
a two-and-a-half hour sunset tour with Oceanbound
Kayak Shop or a barefoot boat rental from Captain's
Marina or Cannons Marina.
Everything including the kitchen sink is on the
auction list,according to Center Board Member Chris
Holmes. LaPensee Plumbing and Christie's Plumbing
both donated kitchen sinks with first-class faucet sets.
Headquarters styling salon donated a "beauty basket,"
massages and makeovers are plentiful and three athletic
clubs donated memberships including Westbay Athletic
Club, The Workout Center and Island Fitness Center.
Custom jewelry donations include a necklace from
Autumn DeFrank of Autumn's Whims and Fine Things
and another popular repeat item, a hammered, 14-karat
gold bracelet from The Sterling Anvil.
There are clothing ensembles from Irene's, Mr. Rob-
erts and Chameleon as well as handmade items including
a very large wreath with dried and silk flowers from Sugar
& Spice, a lap quilt, afghan, and a baby sweater.
An unusual blue platter with leaping dolphin was
donated by the Sand Dollar Gift Shop.
Looking for variety? You're gonna get it this year.
Two day cruises on the Discovery cruise line were
donated by Bay Area Travel. There's a Thompson
spinet organ from the First Church of Christ, Scientist;
one year of pet care from Island Animal Clinic; 18
holes of golf at the Key Royale Club for a foursome;
autographed photos of real Pittsburgh Pirate players; an
architectural rendering of your home by architect Gene
Aubry; and an estate planning package compliments of
attorney John Pettigrew.
To top off the list, some lucky kid(s) will become
fire chief or mayor of Holmes Beach for a day if their
parents put up the high bid for the honors.
Last but not least, an astute bidder will walk away
with one of two advertising packages from The Is-
A grand prize drawing following the live auction
will send some lucky raffle ticket buyer to New Or-
leans for three days and two nights including hotel
and airfare sponsored by Westbay Athletic Club and
Holmes Construction Company. Another lucky raffle
winner will drive home a 1977 AMC Hornet donated
by Jim Boast Dodge and Volkswagen.
At this point, I have to say I've been very lucky at
raffle drawings lately I won three prizes in a row at
the Flavors of the Island event. Everyone's going to
need to buy a lot of tickets to keep me from winning
one of the grand prizes.
And I've been very lucky on silent and live auction
bid items in past years. I have a beautiful large oil
painting by Harry Folsom that I nearly stole in a bid-
ding war with Beach Bistro owner Sean Murphy. He
gave up way too early.
In last years silent auction I was lucky enough to
be top bidder on several artworks including another
Harry Folsom oil painting.
What I really wanted was a fishing trip but the
price went way too high for my "pocketbook." Being
a good shopper, I was looking for a bargain but since
it's all a benefit for the Center, the bidders are happy
to pay even more than the value. It shows how great the
community spirit is on Anna Maria Island.
All the donors and the committees and the diligent
volunteers certainly are deserving of a pat on the back for
putting together another grand benefit for the Center.
Now all you need to do is get your tickets!
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Harry's Continental Kitchens, Island Discount Tackle,
Penny's Petunia Patch, Sand Dollar Gift Shop,
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Artists Guild holds opening
Local artist Lois Lietz will show her newest work in
oil at an opening reception and show at the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach, on Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 4 p.m.
A special awards ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.
for members of the "You Be the Judge" exhibition.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information call 778-6694.
Key center hosts final
exhibit of season
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.
S., will host the Banzhaf All Media Exhibit through
May 5 in the main gallery of the center.
This final exhibit of the season has a theme of
"Flora and Fauna" and will benefit the children's art
Hours are 9:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 2
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekends.
For more information call 383-2345.
Theatre Works announces shows
for next season
A roster of four productions, ranging from comedy
to drama and musical, has been announced for the
1995-96 season at Theatre Works, Sarasota.
"Noel and Gertie," the musical reminiscences of
Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, will be per-
formed from Nov. 10, 1995, through Dec. 9. The dra-
matic post-war story of "Shayna Maidel" by Barbara
Lebow will run from Jan. 26, 1996, through Feb. 17,
followed by "The Nerd" written by Larry Shue from
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For more information call the Theatre Works box
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and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Pulitzer Prize-winning show at
The first national touring production of Kushner's
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning two-part play,
"Angels in America," will come to Sarasota's Van
Wezel Performing Arts hall on Tuesday and Wednes-
day, April 26 and 27.
Also on Wednesday, April 27, the living legends
Peter, Paul & Mary will return for one performance
Call the Van Wezel box office for show times and
ticket information at 953-3368.
MCC choirs and ensembles
A musical celebration called the "Spring Fling"
will feature a variety of works by Manatee Community
College choirs and performing ensembles on Monday,
April 17, in Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W.,
Bradenton, beginning at 8 p.m.
General admission is $3. Students' tickets are $1.
For more information call the MCC Neel Audito-
rium Box Office at 755-1511, ext. 4240.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will meet
on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel United
Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Rd., Bradenton. The
society will hold its last field trip of the season to Anna
Maria Island and Perico Bay on Wednesday, April 26.
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I NEW ON THE LIBRARY SHELF
"Copper Crown," by Lane von Herzen
This book spans the tumultuous era from 1913 to
1932 by tracing the lives of two friends, Allie and Cass.
Forced to leave their home town because of the vio-
lence of racism, these two young women, with an
"adopted" baby, confront and survive the many dan-
gers to their integrity and their very existence. The
author's vivid and evocative descriptions and dialogue
create an empathy with this courageous and resource-
ful pair whose friendship prevails against the most se-
Reviewed by Lorraine Woodard
"Gone But Not Forgotten," by Phillip Margolin
In Portland, Ore., a serial killer is stalking house-
wives. He leaves behind a black rose and a note the
says "Gone But Not Forgotten." Is it the same fiend
who killed six in Hunter's Point, N.Y., 10 years ago?
Who cares? The author's grisly descriptions are as bad
as watching a slasher movie. The characters are super-
ficial and the villain's motives are never adequately
explained. I wish I could call it "Unread and forgotten."
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge
"What Makes a Leonardo" an introduction to the art-
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This small easy to read book, one of a series of ten,
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Monet, Picasso and five other famous artists and each
contains the clues to identifying that famous artist's paint-
ing, the color, line, shape, composition subject matter and
brushwork. A good introduction for the neophyte.
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April 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from the fishing vessel
"Bristol Cream" that the ship's master had received
burns around his face and eyes while working on an
overheated transmission. The station's 21-foot vessel,
with a paramedic on board, was launched to investi-
gate. The "Bristol Cream" called back a short time later
to report they were moored at the Crow's Nest Marina
in Venice and that emergency medical service person-
nel were on the scene.
April 6, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
and issued a boating safety violation for not having a
pollution placard and garbage placard posted.
April 8, Boarding. A commercial fishing vessel
was boarded and issued a boating safety violation for
not having visual distress signals on board. The
vessel's voyage was terminated for the violation.
April 8, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
and issued a boating safety warning for not having a
sound-producing device aboard and having out-of-date
visual distress signals.
April 8, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a telephone report of a 24-foot pleasure
craft disabled east of Longboat Key Moorings. The
station requested the assistance of Coast Guard Aux-
iliary vessel 22084171, which provided a tow to the
nearest safe moorings.
April 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 35-foot pleasure craft
aground in Gasparilla Channel near Marker 3. The sta-
tion requested the assistance of Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel 23089133, which stood by until a commercial
towing company could refloat the vessel.
April 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report that Marker 11 in Big Pass was
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Flotilla 84 station in Sarasota.
April 9, Search and rescue/assistance. Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel 25084135 discovered a 19-foot plea-
sure craft disabled at Marker 47 in Roberts Bay and
towed the vessel to the nearest safe moorings.
April 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report that a 19-foot pleasure craft
was disabled in Dryman Bay. The station requested the
assistance of Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 32086072,
which responded to the scene. The case was determined
to be false.
April 10, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
and issued a warning for not having a pollution plac-
April 11, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and issued a boating safety violation for not
having a valid certificate of registration on board,
not having a bell, not having a sanitation device
pollution placard posted, not having a garbage plac-
ard posted, and not having an FCC license for a VHF
radio. The vessel's voyage was terminated due to
unsafe conditions and a hold placed on the vessel
until the violations were corrected.
April 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Road work to delay
Elementary Bus #5
Anna Maria Elementary School authorities advise par-
ents whose children ride Bus #5 that road repair on
Longboat Key which began Monday, April 17, may delay
the pick-up and drop-off of students through the remainder
of the 1994/95 school year.
Details of the construction plan can be found in The Is-
lander Bystander's article entitled "Massive road work starts
Monday on Longboat Key," April 13 issue.
The school will do everything it can to ensure a timely
bus schedule, said Principal Jim Kronus.
Contact Anna Maria Elementary at 778-1125 for addi-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 12, theft of boat, 300 block of Heron. A
person unknown removed the victim's boat and re-
turned it to a neighbor's dock.
April 13, lost property a wallet, 10000 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria Post Office.
April 16, criminal mischief, 100 North Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria City Pier parking lot. The complainant
reported that a person unknown broke the glass in his
April 8, grand theft of a bicycle valued at $550,
200 Gulf Drive North, Beach House.
April 8, Baker Act -suicide attempt, 100 block
of Gulf Drive North.
April 10, domestic battery, 3200 block of Sixth
Street The victim reported that her boyfriend hit her in
the mouth with a telephone. The officer observed the
victim's puffed lips and chipped tooth and placed the
suspect in custody.
April 5, burglary, 700 block of Key Royale Drive.
The complaint reported that a person unknown entered
his boat docked at the rear of the residence and re-
moved a compass valued at $445 and binoculars val-
ued at $500.
April 8, burglary, 3100 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported that a person unknown entered
his residence and removed a 150-lb. safe containing
$1,400, checks and personal papers and a camera val-
ued at $200.
April 8, petty larceny of a boat battery valued at
$50, 7100 block of Marina Drive.
April 9, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complain-
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and removed $600 in cash, a credit card and an insur-
April 10, found property a bicycle, 3600 block
of Sixth Avenue.
April 10, retail larceny, 3304 East Bay Drive,
Island Bazaar. The officer responded in reference to a
shoplifter in custody. The clerk was detaining a juve-
nile who had been concealing two pairs of sunglasses.
The officer placed the suspect in custody.
April 10, lost property, 7300 block of Gulf Drive.
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and left her purse on top of her vehicle. She drove to
the airport before realizing the purse was missing.
April 11, lost property a diamond, 7100 block
of Gulf Drive.
April 11, assist EMS, 4200 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer responded to an abandoned 911 call and
found the subject suffering a severe reaction from in-
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April 12, lost property a camera with a built-
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April 12, suspicious person, 3304 East Bay Drive,
Island Bazaar. The officer responded in reference to
juveniles harassing customers. An employee had re-
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By Bob Ardren
Say, I bet you're an environmentalist, just like me.
Fact is, three out of four Americans now describe
themselves as environmentalists. That information
comes from a recent poll by the National Science Foun-
dation and most folks aren't kidding about this.
They're the kind of people who, like you and me,
stop and wonder sometimes what kind of a world we're
leaving our kids and grandkids. We know the environ-
ment is damaged, badly damaged in some places, and
we're willing to try to do our part to help.
So next Saturday should be a real wing-ding of a
party what with it being the 25th anniversary of
Earth Day. That's right. Earth Day is 25 on Saturday.
Time certainly does fly, and things certainly do change.
For example, if you're an environmentalist (and
I'm one, too,) then why is almost every real conserva-
tion group in the country in trouble? Consider:
Greenpeace membership has fallen from 2.5 mil-
lion in 1990 to 1.7 million today.
The Wilderness Society has closed offices and
laid off employees to offset a 30 percent membership
decline over the past five years.
Sierra Club ran up a $4 million deficit in recent
Locally, the American Littoral Society recently
closed its office for Florida's west coast.
What's going on here? Maybe you and I are the
only environmentalists left. But no, the poll here says
three out of four Americans call themselves environ-
"Environmentalists, who are surely on the right
side of history, are increasingly on the wrong side of
the present, risking their credibility by proclaiming
emergencies that do not exist," proclaims Gregg
Easterbrook, author of a new book, "A Moment on the
"As we approach the 25th anniversary of Earth
Day, dubious claims about the environment have be-
come so widespread they now cause, us to miss the
leading ecological truth of our age. That truth: In the
nations of the West, nearly all environmental indicators
are now positive air and water are getting cleaner
because most anti-pollution initiatives are working
very well," Easterbrook writes.
"Institutional environmentalism resists this good
news," he continues, "because belief in an instant
doomsday is what powers fundraising appeals. Busi-
ness lobbies and the Newt Gingrich faction resist the
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government regulations are good for you.
"There's no room in contemporary environmental
debate for an inconvenient notion like environmental
Easterbrook goes on to propose a new middle path
He freely admits that conservation issues are real,
serious and must be dealt with. At the same time, he
also knows that nature "is robust and around for the
Since its peak at about 1990, the American envi-
ronmental movement has been on a slow slide. Some
of it is the movement's own fault, and some of it is a
change in the political climate.
A year or so ago, author Peter Matthiessen passed
through Cortez in an attempt to help the commercial
fishing community there. At that time he spoke of en-
vironmental groups more interested in gaining mem-
berships than anything else. And that was true.
Last Sunday's Miami Herald reports the Sierra Club
once bought the mailing list for Victoria's Secret in an
attempt to sign up more members. I don't know about
you, but I've never met a lady bird watcher I thought
was wearing a Wonder Bra, but come to think of it, I'd
probably like to.
The point is, it cost the Sierra Club a bundle to buy
that list, make the expensive mailings, and ultimately
gain little or nothing trying to get underwear buyers in-
terested in wildlife ... the kind that lives in the woods
and waters, not the clubs.
Or try this one. Remember when barges of garbage
were being pushed from city to city, looking for a land-
fill that would have them? There were lots of television
news stories at the time saying half of the national land-
fills would be full and closed within five years.
It turns out now, according to William Rathje at the
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Earth Day is 25
University of Arizona, who studies garbage, that's the
way it's always been. Landfills are generally designed
to last 10 years. So sure, half of them are probably
going to close in about five years.
Even I can do those kinds of numbers.
All the great garbage glut of the mid 1980's got us
was a lot of expensive, long-term contracts with the
Waste Managements of the world which took full ad-
vantage of the scare back then. Seems I've been hear-
ing about a little fight over in Bradenton about that
same sort of thing recently.
But my main point is that while we're all environ-
mentalists these days, we're all a little more skeptical
too. We've all come to understand that things generally
aren't very black and white, but that the truth is gen-
erally somewhere out there in the grey.
On top of that, at the moment we've got politicians
and radio talk show maniacs each trying to see who can
get furthest to the right of Attila the Hun. That's fine,
this being America and all, but it really amuses me
when these charlatans call themselves conservatives.
I've yet to ever hear one them call for conserving
the first tree. Genuine conservatives are objects of
scorn by these "Huns" who through the power of the
media got some of their kind elected last November.
Now the newly-elected are busy trying to dis-
mantle the wetlands regulations in both Tallahassee
and Washington. Mangroves will probably be next.
Even that great bastion of "conservation," Swiftmud,
is considering taking the beautiful and gentle eastern
indigo snake off the threatened list because it's incon-
venient for developers.
So it's not a good year for Earth Day, even if it is
the 25th birthday. The hippies who founded the move-
ment, the few left, all seem to be just following the
Grateful Dead from town to town these days.
The corporate types who took over the movement
screwed it up, like they do so many things, with blind
But the pendulum swings, the times change, and so
do we. But hey, since you're an environmentalist, just
like me, let's let it be our little secret that everything
will swing back one day. And I can only hope and be-
lieve it's going to be a lot sooner than most people
Happy Earth Day.
See you next week.
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Kingfish continue to run by the Island
By Capt Mike Heistand
Kings are still running offshore, but the run is just
about peaked so if you're looking for a good fight and
a good tasting fish, get out there now. In the backwa-
ters, snook are starting to get bigger and are being
found with greater frequency. The "old standby" of
redfish is also a popular backwater catch.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
are catching snook at night and in the early morning
hours. Other hot action includes redfish, flounder, a lot
of pompano and a 19 1/2-inch grouper. Pier regular
Bobby caught a 32-inch snook using a shiner for bait,
By Scott Dell
AMICC Little League President
The first half of the season ends this week, and
Haley's Motel can only sit back and pray. Haley's can
only hope Kiwanis defeats Ducks on Tuesday night,
giving Haley's a tie for first place with Duck given a
chance to play them in a tie-breaker Friday night.
In the minor leagues, Tip of the Island must win all
three games this week to capture first place. If they lose
even one they could end up tied and be playing a tie-
The importance of these games is that the first-half
champion players the second-half-of-the-season cham-
pion in a one-game play-off at the end of the year for
the overall winner.
This is one of the most exciting times of the year
at the Community Center, so come out and support the
Island's youth. Enjoy volunteer spirit at its finest -
catch a game today!
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Standings ending April 15
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Haley's Motel 7 3
AMFD 4 4
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W. Bay Athletic 2 7
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Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fish-
ers have been reeling in a few snook, some sheepshead
and a few mackerel.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trip is averaging 125 head of Key West
grunts, lane snapper and porgies. The six-hour trip
averaged 100 head of vermilion snapper, porgies and
trigger fish, with Bruce Nicolle from Toronto catch-
ing an 18-pound black grouper and Bill Webster
catching a 40-pound cobia. The nine-hour trip aver-
aged 50-60 head of red and black grouper, mangrove
snapper, scamp and lane snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said snook fishing is
fair, with a 15-pounder topping off the week's linesider
catch. Reds are running about 24 inches in length, he
said, with some flounder and a few 22-inch trout round-
ing out the action.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said kingfish are still
offshore, mixed with a lot of mackerel. Backwater an-
glers are doing will with reds and snook.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle reported good
catches of snook in the morning around the small man-
grove islands and some nice-sized trout hitting close to
Capt. Dave Pinkham is bringing in limit catches
of kingfish every day, as well as some nice-sized grou-
Good luck and good fishing.
Thursday, April 20
Friday, April 21
Monday, April 24
Tuesday, April 25
Wednesday, April 26
about these lads
Michael Richards and Travis Shute, both 7, show off
one of their prizes while fishing in the Bay during
spring break: a nice-sized sheepshead. Islander
Photo Courtesy Marie Richards.
7 p.m. Haley's Motel vs. Kiwanis
7 p.m. Westbay Athletic Club vs. Anna Maria Fire District
7 p.m. Kiwanis vs. D. Coy Ducks
Minor League games
Thursday, April 20 None scheduled
Friday, April 21None scheduled
Monday, April 24 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26 4:45 p.m.
Tip of the Island vs. Bali-Hai
Uncle Dan's Place vs. Jim Boast Dodge
Quality Builders vs. Betsy Hills
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Saturday, April 22 9 am. Beach House Restaurant vs. V.F. Post 8199
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Getting up-close and personal
with all those critters
More than 20 second-,
third- and fourth-grade
students from Peace
Lutheran School in
Wildlife Education and
Inc.,and met some very
interesting animals. The
is to treat sick and
injured animals and get
them back into the wild,
but this isn't always
possible, and these
animals then become
who are used to educate
people about wildlife.
It's a happy Wildlife Center family as Gail Straight entertains
questions from the curious schoolchildren, while Nicodemus the
screech owl sees eye-to-eye with Ed Straight. The children learned
that owls are nocturnal (they hunt at night), hawks are diurnal (they
hunt during the day), and some animals hunt just before dawn and
just after dusk Take a guess what that hunting pattern is called -
the answer appears at the bottom of this page.
A boy seems to have no problem with Gail Straight's instruction not
to pet Jackie, the red-tailed hawk, especially after hearing that the
predatory bird's sharp claws can exert pressure measured in TONS!
The kids also learned that despite a hawk's hunting skills, its life span
in the wild is severely reduced due to pesticides in the food chain.
Ed Straight is the center of attention as children
crowd around to see and pet "Monkers," a ring-
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CAPITALISTS 1 7 1 1 2 113 114 11
BY MATT GAFFNEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORT 1 19 1 1 20 1 22
1 Dance half
4 It comes in a
15 Some change:
18 His Veep was
19 Late Swedish
20 Sung story
22 Part of
23 Ford portrayal
26 Alice's boss on
27 Gathers on the
28 Prefix denoting
29 Inculcate, as
30 Time Inc.
32 Big night for
33 Musical notes
35 Words to a
37 dogs (lab
38 60's war site
41 Medical school
43 Roy Orbison's 96
"- Over" 97
44 Author who
served as U.S. 98
47 Funny Caesar 101
48 Mazda offering 102
50 Serengeti 103
51 "Put my
52 Volvo rival
54 Segovia medium 106
59 Note in a poker 108
game e.g. 110
60 Botanical seed
62 Unexpected 111
64 Bird on a
66 Girl ofa 1925 117
71 Dessert maker's 118
72 Captaincy 119
73 Major force in
74 Bachelor's home
75 Moore co-star in
70's TV 122
79 According to law 123
checkers do it 124
85 Gaslight and
87 Shaped (up)
89 Takes home 2
91 Woodcutter in a
children's story 3
92 Author in the 4
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Title on a Fr.
Wife of Pers
6 Menu phrase
7 Full of mischief
8 Old autos
9 Poly -
10 Twiddle one's
11 Neighbor of
14 Make way
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16 Redundant time
17 Graf rival
21 Letter closing
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very nice top floor. Vertical blinds, un- 2BR/2BA, upstairs unit. Professionally
der building parking, well maintained decorated. Turnkey furnished
grounds. $174,900. MLS#58146. Helen $129,900. Call Dick Maher or Dave
White Ofc: 778-2261/Eves. 778-6956. Jones 778-6791 or 778-4891.
PERICO BAY WITH GREAT VIEW
2BR/2BA with a gorgeous view of Bay
Island and Intracoastal. All appliances
and some excellent furniture. Just re-
duced $163,000. MLS#61362. Harold
Helen is originally from New York
State, but has called the Island
"Home" for over 34 years. She
loves the laid-back life and hopes
the Island never loses it's residen-
tial quality. Call Helen at 778-6956.
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VIEW from this 2nd floor 2/2, elevator,
spotless grounds & 2 heated pools, tennis.
Boat slips available. $121,900.
MLS#61731. Call John Green 778-3167.
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CORNER UNIT BAY VIEW This 2BR/
2.5BA turnkey furnished unit has pool,
jacuzzi, elevator, boat dock, secured en-
try, 2-car garage. $146,900.
MLS#62023. Call Bill Bowman 778-4619.
KEY ROYALE ON DEEP WATER CA-
NAL 3BR/2BA elevated with inside stair-
way, vaulted ceilings, 4 decks. 2-car ga-
rage, lots of storage. $179,900.
MLS#62503. Rose Schnoerr 778-7780.
PREMIER ISLAND LOCATION
79,900 1/1 First floor, furnished, overlooking
129,900 2/2 First floor, corner unit, dome ceiling in
kitchen, fresh paint, new carpet, pool view.
142,500 2/2 First floor corner unit w/view of bay
dome ceiling in kitchen, berber carpet and ceramic
tile, glass entry, extended living room.
Enjoy the pool, tennis, lush landscape and great lo-
cation. Close to shopping, restaurants, banks,
churches and just steps to the beach. Call Bob or Lu
Rhoden Ofc: 778-2261 or Eves: 778-2692.
ISLAND 6-PLEX 2/2 each unit. Close
to beach, restaurant and shopping.
Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931.
PERICO BAY CLUB Beautifully
decorated & furnished end unit over-
looking lake. Private courtyard & 2-car
detached garage. Ceramic tile & car-
pet, eat-in kitchen. $129,900.
MLS#61234. Hall Gillihan 778-2194.
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Open Six Days a Week
Weekly Rentals From $450
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Westbay Point Moorings 3/2
with boat dock $900 mo.
2501 Gulf Drive 2/2 with
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Then call the Real Estate
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MARILYN KNOWS BEST!
Buying or Selling
All of Perico Bay
From $82,500 to
* UPDATE /
/ 3/2 Smashing Bay Front Condo White tile,
shutters, many upgrades. Priced to sell $198,500.
/ 2/2 FORMER BUILDERS MODEL HOME -2-
car garage, decorator furnished $140,000.
JUST REDUCED: possible lease purchase.
/ 2/2 + den, 2-car garage, glassed in lanai.
Now only $156,000.
/2/2, 2-car garage, turnkey furnished $140,000.
Call Marilyn Trevethan
Toll Free 1-800-865-0800
140 FEET OF
View. Totally reno-
White tile, open,
kitchen, great for
ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED home on
large (3) lots. 4BR/4BA. Waterviews! Multi-
level living room, fireplaces, built-ins, per-
fect for entertaining! Security system.
Secluded deepwater canal. Come see, stay
and make offer! $389,000.
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Island Really Group
Extraordinary Canal Home Impressive 3BR/4BA home
surrounds a caged free-form pool featuring a "tropical" stone
garden with waterfall, jacuzzi and BBQ offering "Island" liv-
ing. Customized kitchen & pantry, spacious 17x23 Master
Suite. DEEP SAILBOAT WATER & DELUXE BOAT DOCK!
$390,000. Call Marie Franklin.
Magnificent Gulf Front Estate Spectacular sunsets from
this custom-designed home offers three structures, con-
nected by wrap-a-round decks. Direct Gulf front location,
quality construction and gorgeous tropical foliage. One
and only Island Gulf retreat. $950,000. Call Marie
Franklin. -% M A
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The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL ESTATE
SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists extending both Personal
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Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market Analysis, Home Warranty, Free Networkto Other
Areas, Best Property Management and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75
Yrs. Combined Experience AND Smiles!
PERFECT BEACH HOUSE!
Fourth house from the Gulf in Anna Maria. 4BR/3BA.
Excellent investment or family retreat. Only
$199,500. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or
Kathy Granstad eves. at 778-4136.
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PERICO BAY CLUB
2BR/2BA condo overlooking Tidal Flats and Intracoastal.
Luxurious living on a budge. Professionally decorated.
This condo has it all! heated pool, spa and tennis.
$112,500. Call Pat Jackson evenings at 778-3301, Call
Ken Jackson evenings at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
f SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Guff Drive P Box 717. Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
This 3BR/2.5Ba quality built home has it all! Oak floors
with 10' ceilings, formal living and dining rooms,
breakfast nook, family room, fireplace and a wrap-
around porch with a lovely view of canal. 70' dock with
electric & water and more. $329,000-
of Anna Maria, Inc.
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ANNA MARIA. FL 34216 FAX 778-1929
A SMALL CASTLE ON KEY ROYALE
631 Foxworth. 3BR/3.5BA/1den/2car. 3500 sq. ft. un-
der roof home with 265 feet of seawall. Lavish con-
struction to include Roman Spa bath. $540,000.
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FAX (813) 778-2294 P. 0. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria FL 34216
ANNA MARIA POOL HOUSE
Charming, immaculate 3BR/2.5BA home within
steps of post office and beaches. Light and spa-
cious throughout, with free flowing kitchen-family
area overlooking the sparkling, caged swimming
pool! Amenities include a cozy fireplace, sunny
office, peach colored ceramic tiled floors, citrus
trees, garage and sturdy concrete construction
throughout. Price at only $249,000.
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Island chamber hosts
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its April Membership Reception on Wednes-
day, April 26, at 5 to 7 p.m. at Title Services of Mana-
tee, Inc., 5914 Marina Dr., behind Smith Real Estate in
Members and their guests are welcome.
Chamber meetings are held the third Wednesday of
each month and its membership receptions are held the
fourth Wednesday of each month.
Island Real Estate announces
Island Real Estate, Holmes Beach, has announced
that Marilyn Trevethan was the firm's top listing agent
and Richard Freeman was the top selling agent for the
Premier Circle members
Island Real Estate, Holmes Beach, has announced
that Frank Davis, Wendy Kay Foldes, Richard Free-
man and Marilyn Trevethan have been invited to the
Manatee County Board of Realtors "Premier Circle"
for 1994 sales production in excess of $1 million.
1801 Gulf Dr, BB, 267 Runaway Bay, a 2bed/
2bath condo of 1080 sfla, built in 1978, was sold 3/16/
95, DeLuca to Baucke, for $99,000; list $99,900.
242 Lakeiew Dr, AM, a canal front elevated 2bed/
2bath/2car home of 1198 sfla, built in 1978 on a
70x150 lot, was sold 3/16/95, Strickland to Peery, for
$185,000; list unknown.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E APRIL 20, 1995 0 PAGE 27 I-j
Cheers to you!
On a recent trip to Beacon
Street in Boston, Anna
Maria Fire District
Volunteer Capt. Dennis
Dotson visited the Bull and
Finch Pub made famous in
the television show
Cheers. Dotson said the
visit brought back memo-
.. ries of 20 years ago when
2. _he and friend frequented
the pub while he was
stationed at Ft. Devins in
3104 Avenue E, HB, an elevated 2bed/2bath/lcar
home of 1216 sfla, built in 1982 on a 75x100 lot, was
sold 3/17/95, Jackson to Strickland, for $138,000; list
447 63rd St, HB, Seaside Gardens, a ground level
attached villa of 2bed/2bath/lcp, 970 sfla, built in 1963
on a 25x100 lot, was sold 3/16/95, Maddox to
Baumeister, for $79,000; list $85,000.
6 Sunset Cove, HB & AM, a gulf front lot at the
end of Beach St with about 70 feet on the gulf, was sold
3/17/95, Saylor to Mackenzie, for $400,000; list un-
Los Ceros & Coconut, AM, a 50x143x81x122 ca-
nal front lot, was sold 3/14/95, Haul to Blackburn, for
$118,000; list $125-110,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, exclusivelyfor The Islander Bystander.
BAY VIEWS and mouth
of canal frontage from
deep water lot in prime
Holmes Beach location.
Quiet residential area
within walking distance
to beach. Just reduced
to $147,500. Call
DESIRABLE ISLAND VILLAGE Spacious 2BR/2BA top
floor unit in prime Holmes Beach location. Open floor plan,
lovely views, large screened porch, walk-in closet, two
pools, tennis court, garage parking and short walk to great
beach. Priced at $119,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy the sunsets from your
own roof top patio when you buy this centrally located,
turn key furnished, 2BR/2BAcondo with a Gulf view. In-
cludes pool, balconies, storage, secured building, el-
evator, great location and the great new walking beach.
Priced at $229,000. Call Ed Oliveira for details.
PINE BAY FOREST Outstanding 3BR/2BA end unit
with 1,650 sq. ft. Vaulted ceilings, interior atrium, fire-
place, covered parking, pool, tennis and only minutes
to the beach. Just reduced to $110,000. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.
BEACH PLAZA Affordable Island living with excel-
lent Gulf views in the 2BR/1BA unit in small complex,
across the street from wide walking beach. Good
central location, close to shopping and restaurants.
Strong rental opportunity. Reduced to $73,500. Call
OLD HAMBURG TAVERN Well established Island
restaurant available for sale with excellent Island lo-
cation and reputation. Specializing in German food
and spirits. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
GULF FRONT Exceptional value for these 2BR direct Gulf
front apartments in small ten unit complex with quiet
Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide sandy beach and
walking distance to shops and restaurants. Starting at
$124,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
BRIDGEPORT Gulf view from this top floor unit with
pool, covered parking, elevator and steps to beach.
Located close to shopping and restaurants. Offered at
$89,900. call Dave Moynihan for details.
ISLAND LIVING FOR $65,0001 Well-maintained
2BR-1BA condo across the street from walking
beach. Great private patio for lounging and cook-
outs. Close to shopping and restaurants. Call Pat
Thompson eves. 778-6439.
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TI M IT HWi 1 TI1 IlN U IST I
With over 255' fronting on Key Royale Pass. This
artist's home captures the essence of island liv-
ing with it's 4 or 5 bedrooms and 3/5 baths. Add
a fireplace, oak & tile floors and an art studio with
skylights. Two boat docks, mooring whips and
davits complete with a knockout view. $415,000.
COMMERCIAL BLDG. Hi toric district, heavy
traffic. Building pre cd A ed as apt. Ground
4-PLEX Across from beach, each apt newly re-
stored, fully furnished, licensed as motel.
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, swimming pool.
GULFRONT HOME now under construction. 2
story 3BR/2.5BA. Pick your cabinets & floors.
BAYFRONT HOME Perfect setting in Holmes
Beach. Looks off to the Skyway Bridge. 3BR/2BA.
Large lot with established landscaping.
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.
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 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 ueAOenjoy the high ceil-
ings, paneled walls, I rFch, 3BR/2BA. Right on
the Gulf. $350,000.
HANDY MAN SPECIAL Nn-conforming 3BR/
2BA single family htag Gulf with 3 rental
apts. Priced low to aF rehab. $165,000.
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Anna Maria City at Bean Point
810 N. Shore Drive
Across the street from best beach on the Island,
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f.
living area turnkey furnished. $419,000. Call
778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.
LOCATION! 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with
fenced yard, oversized detached 2-car garage
plus carport. Close to shopping, centrally located
to schools and minutes to beaches. Call Don
Pampuch eves at 778-3111. #63186. $68,900.
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY! Neat, 1 bedroom, 2
bath home in neighborhood close to mall, down-
town and retail/commercial. All plumbing re-
placed, new roof and HWH. dishwasher and dis-
posal added. $44,900. Plumbing business can be
purchased for add'l $25,000. #63222. Call T.
Dolly Young, eves at 788-5427.
CHARMING HOME ANNA MARIA. 2 bedroom,
2 bath, recently remodeled kitchen and family
room w/newer appliances, tile and plenty of built-
ins. Screened porch w/spa and separate deck.
Private backyard setting. $170,000. Call Roni
Price eves at 778-5585. #62983.
MARTINIQUE... 3 bedroom, 3
bath, magnificent views of Gulf
and beaches. Turnkey fumished.
Owner financing. Tennis, heated
pool, elev./sec. $196,900.
SUN PLAZA WEST... Rarely
available Gulf View. 2 bedroom,
2 bath turnkey furnished-some
new. Elev./sec, pool, tennis, t .
sauna. $167,500. T. Dolly Young
WESTBAY COVE... Pool view, REALTOR/IMS
1 bedroom, 1 bath. Large, open Multi-Million Sales
plan, turkey furnished. Walk to
beach, shopping. Excellent rental 778-5427
MOTEL- 6 apt. units. Steps to beach. Modem. Central H/
A. Location! Potential 18% ROI. Must see to appreciate.
RESTAURANT FACILITY Seats 85 + 21 outdoors. On-
site parking. 2,000 sq. ft. 2 COP, furnishings/equipment
inc. 900 sq. ft, 2 bedroom apt included. $520,000.
5400 GULF DR ...
SEnjoy beautiful sunsets from
this 1/1 turnkey furnished unit
overlooking pool. Priced
to sell! $82,000.
DUPLEXI Just steps to the Gulfl
3BR/2BA down, 2BR/1BA up
S. with panoramic viewl GREAT
Rental for investor; assumable
Deborah M. mortgage. Possible owner
Thrasher financing. $198,500.
GULF FRONT MARTINIQUE...
Enjoy Gulf breezes and
relaxing moments in this
turnkey furished 2 bed-
room, 2 bath unit with 1
car garage and extra
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REDUCED: POOL HOME ON SAILBOAT WATER: Key
Royale three bedroom, two bath home with boat dock,
70% stone lawn saving time and dollars for leisure ac-
tivities. Sprinkler system, double garage, room for expan-
sion. Now priced at $216,000. Please call Carol R. Will-
iams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
ISLAND VILLAGE: Lovely decorator perfect condo. 2
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Spacious open floor plan with a
view of Tampa Bay, new ceramic tile & wall paper, within
walking distance of the beach. $119,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB
PERICO BAY CLUB: A great view of two lakes from this
1st floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Guard gate, pool, ten-
nis, minutes from the beach. $92,900. Please call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
PASTEL COLORS will wrap you in Southern Hospitality
when you enter this two bedroom, two bath unit with di-
rect Palma Sola Bay view, large screened lanai, pool, ten-
nis and security access. $137,000. Call Dick Rowse, 778-
THE ULTIMATE in condo living can be yours in this de-
lightful 2nd floor large end unit. Large screened porch
overlooking the bay, 3 bedroom, 2 bath with vaulted ceil-
ings, open floor plan with detached garage. Priced to
move at $182,000. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N APRIL 20, 1995 0 PAGE 29 IE
ITEM RALL A
SEARS DEHUMIDIFIER excellent condition. $50.
WATERBED king size, oak, mirrored bookcase head-
board with 6 drawers underneath bed, great shape.
$295 OBO. 778-0812.
26" MEN'S 10SP SCHWIN, good condition., $40. Ste-
reo speakers home, $20. Fizma Flex Exercise Machine,
BLACK WHIRLPOOL DISHWASHER, window treat-
ment, paddle boat, wooden rudders, Danforth anchor
with metal chain, red wood clock and two large wooden
ZENITH 27" TV, Advanced System 3, stereo, receiver
monitor, remote, mint condition. 778-9413.
BEDROOM SET includes chest, vanity, night stand,
mattress, box springs. $130. 778-5865.
WHOLE FOOD SUPPLEMENT Government pat-
ented, results guaranteed or money back. Balanced,
natural, energy, healthy. No migraines, arthritis. Busi-
ness opportunity too. Stacey, 778-5942.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
YARD SALE Pottery, plants, household misc., square
dance apparel, size small women's clothing. 509
Spring, Anna Maria. 9-4. Fri. & Sat., April 21 & 22.
LOST Large, long-haired, black cat. Male 16 yrs
old, deaf. Strayed from Key Royale Dr. and Ma-
rina..Please call if you have seen since Mon. 4/10,
778-0488 leave message.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Motivated theme classes each month:
Salsa, 60's oldies, 70's, Circuit Training, Sports theme,
etc. All classes include muscle conditioning. Classes
are: Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-8:00PM; Thursday
10:30-11:30AM and Saturday 9-10AM. For info call Geri
779-2129. Two classes will be canceled in April: Thur.
10:30-11:30 am on 4/20 and Sat. 9-10AM on 4/29.
WANTED WW II, Korea, Vietnam and other veter-
ans of Foreign War to join Island VFW Post. Call
NOW! Bob DeVane 778-4400.
Bridge stock now available at The Islander Bystander
for $10 per share. Pick one up today.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. House calls. Cats
or dogs. Day-Week-or Month. Reasonable Rates. (Is-
land only). 778-1012.
JAN WELCH formerly of island Grooming is back! She
is accepting grooming clients old and new at Beach
Veterinary Clinic. Call today for appointment 792-2838.
'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
'78 OLDS station wagon. High mileage, odometer
stopped at 12,000 miles 8 years ago, speedometer
doesn't work, ac doesn't work, radio doesn't work, lost
door key, lights work sometimes, looks horrible -
sounds worse. Very dependable, runs well on most of
8 cylinders. $295. 778-5405.
FORD ESCORT station wagon. 1984, 91,300 miles,
good condition. $1,000 or best offer. 778-5908
1988 CHEVROLET CAMARO V-6, auto, T-top,
loaded, new tires, one owner, excellent condition, ga-
raged, 66,000 miles. 778-5112 to see.
1984 DODGE CHARGER, runs great, looks great.
Must see! $1,200 or best offer. 778-4680.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
DIVE CHARTERS Leave from island. Two-tank dive
$50, includes tanks. Sea Trek Divers, Inc. 105 7th St.
N., Bradenton Beach. 779-1506.
SCUBA SCRUB Mobile underwater hull cleaning. Let
us remove those unwanted barnacles today. Monthly
service or one time cleaning available. 778-8681.
IF YOU HAVE A BOAT but still have trouble catching
fish, you need to call me. Third-generation Florida fish-
ing guide for hire. U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Versa-
tile and capable of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, mar-
lin and dolphin in the Florida Keys or offshore grouper
and snapper. Have good numbers for offshore reefs
and barges. Ask for David Futch. 813-778-1524.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT. 778-7039.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call Dorothy Stevenhagen, 795-0148 if you can give a
few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
RECEPTIONIST needed by long established and buy
island real estate office. Pleasing telephone voice and
"happy" personality desirable. some typing and filing
required. Call Rebecca 778-0777.
LOOKING FOR energetic person who likes working
with people. Apply in person. Pirate Pete's. 2219 Gulf
Dr. N, Bradenton Beach.
ISLAND NAIL TEC. and cosmetologist wanted. Take
over clientele. Please call 778-6023 leave message.
RESPONSIBLE RELIABLE PERSON to water and
maintain yard. Weeds & leaves no grass. May-Octo-
ber inclusive. Call 778-1150.
HOUSEKEEPERS Experience preferred but will train.
Gulf front resort. Apply in person Blue Water Beach
Club, 6306 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
PART-TIME cleaning and janitorial person needed. 5
days a week, 4 hours a day. 758-9624.
"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. Companion/sitters live-ins, housekeepers,
errands/appointment, escorts, transportation. Reason-
able rates. Call 745-9377.
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.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places available
for ages 2 thru 6. Individual attention in small groups.
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-2967.
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 appointments.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
COMMERCIAL DIVING, seawall maintenance, Joint
sealing, erosion control. Best work in town at the right
price. Local resident of 12 years. Work guaranteed,
local references. Cliff Kryszczuk, 779-2522.
Tell them you saw it in The Islander Bystander.
Invest now! $10 will help save the Island and the bridge.
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DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
213 54th St. Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
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Free Estimates 748-3558
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David Parrish Call
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
We do it all for one low price. Everything is
included for $85 on a normal size car.
Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish,
Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires, Shampoo Carpets &
Seats, Dress Interior, Satin-Black Under Carriage,
Engine Cleaned & Silicone Protected. Our mobile
service means no one has to drive your car. And
we are eco-friendly utilizing only 100 percent
bio-degradable products. By appointment, at
your convenience, home or office.
NEW mobile service number: 320-0110.
CRIBS! BEDS! BIKES! We fill your rental needs.
Small family business striving to serve you best. Ask
about vacation child care and personal lawn service
too. Island residents with excellent references. See
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED -The best news in town and
the best results from classified ads and service adver-
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vi-
nyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and much more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon on mobile num-
ber 320-0110. Please leave a message for quick re-
ply if not available.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware Holmes Beach 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call
Cody, shampoo-steam, deodorize, living rm, din-
ing rm & hall, $34.95. 11 year in the business. No
hidden prices. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resi-
dent references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resi-
dent 25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lie. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
homes/fireplaces/planters/decorative walls. Lic
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 & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 387-8066.
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of
home repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs expe-
rience. Insured, island resident, references avail-
able. Jim 779-2129.
LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your
screen repairs, window cleaning, small paint
jobs, lawn & yard. Thorough & careful. Refer-
ences. Peter 778-8436.
OFFICE SPACE, professional building with elevator
in centrally located Holmes Beach. $200 and up. Call
Mike Norman Realty. 778-6696.
GULF FRONT EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA. Furnished
residence at 102 77th St. with spectacular views.
Available April 95 and June-Sept 95. Call Dave
Moynihan Realtor 778-2246 or evenings 778-7976.
VACATION RENTALS by the month or week. Call Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNUAL-SEASONAL, 1BR/1BA fully furnished,
quiet neighborhood, private yard, 1/2 block to
Buy it. Sell it. Rent it. The Islander Bystander.
GULF/BAYFRONT North Shore Dr., Anna Maria. 2BR/
2BA, large enclosed porch. Wk/Mo/Sn. Book now for
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
Winter 1996. $850/wk. gulf front. 813-949-3713.
1000 SQ FT of Retail/Commercial space. 5508 Marina
Drive. Ask for Dennis, 778-3924.
ANNA MARIA Gulf & Bay views, 1 BR, patio, pool, W/D,
furnished. Annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA available April 1 thru Nov.
30. $650/mo plus utilities. No pets. Call Island Real
BAYVIEW with boat dock, furnished 2BR/1BA
rental available April 1. $1,000/mo includes utili-
ties, washer/dryer, enclosed garage. No pets. Call
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SUITE for lease. Ideal Island
location next to Chamber of Commerce. Two contem-
porary offices with private landscaped courtyard.
Holmes Beach. 778-6996.
1995-96 SEASON, 1BR apartment near Rod &
Reel Pier. 778-2153.
WANTED! 2BR rental from May 1 thru August and pos-
sibly Sept. Prefer northside of Anna Maria near Gulf.
Have references. Scott, 813-683-2811.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzl 778-1529 35YeorsExperience
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parks or condos but
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WANTED TO RENT! Garage or covered carport. May
through Nov. Rent negotiable. Call 778-1806 evenings.
SEASONAL ONLY Nov.-April. Holmes Beach rental.
Furnished 2BR/2.5BA, Florida room, washer & dryer,
enclosed garage. Near Gulf. Owner/Realtor 792-8340.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Available June 1.
$775 month, includes utilities. 778-2832.
ROOMMATE WANTED newly renovated 2 bedroom,
Holmes Beach home. Must have steady income and
good sense of humor. $350/mo. No smokers. 778-1538.
CHARMING NORTH END beach cottage. Available
May-Oct. Designer furnished turnkey. Steps to Gulf.
3BR/2.5BA. Drive by 806 Jacaranda. 746-6269.
MARTINIQUE CONDO 2BR/2BA direct ocean view,
pool, tennis court. Turnkey $1,500 plus electric and
phone. Will rent yearly 813-884-0222.
HOLMES BEACH Gulf view from your balcony. 2BR
apt. turnkey furnished. Available now thru Dec, at off-
season rates. 778-4368.
SEASONAL studio apt. near beach, Bay. $675 monthly
includes all. Need one month to reserve, available Nov.
95-April 96. 778-4184 10:00 am-9:30 pm.
1 & 2 BEDROOM apartments, yearly. 778-5814.
DELIGHTFUL San Remo Shore. Deep water canal
home. 2BR/2BA, garage, lanai, AC, annual rental. $895
per month. Immediate occupancy. 778-0217.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick
Maher for additional information. From $131,900.
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman Villa. $156,000.
Call Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
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.
Completely updated, 2BR/1BA, garage, W/D, available
.immediately. $72,900. To see anytime 798-3981.
DUPLEX Intracoastal, 2 story, 2BR & 1 BR, Bradenton Beach,
Key West style, sea-wall, sailboatwater. $175,000.778-7980.
FISHING PIER, bait business & restaurant, Anna Maria
Island. Includes business & real estate. $395,000. Call
Fred Katz, Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980, 779-2044.
BAYFRONT CONDO one of a kind! Close to beach and
in-town shopping. $139,500. Call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate 778-6066.
canalfront home with
$279,900. Call Richard
Totally updated 3BR/3BA
private dock and elevator.
Freeman, Island Real Estate
REDUCED! Anna Maria canalfront home with updated
appliances and views. $169,500. Call Richard Free-
man, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
GULFFRONT. Almost 1 acre on white sand beach
of Anna Maria. Possible split: Home+ lot; vacant
lot: and 2/3 acre w/house 100' beach front. Call T.
Dolly Young after hours. 778-5427. Prudential
Florida Realty 778-0766.
REDUCED! Island cottage with one car garage. Now
only $79,900. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
TOWN HOUSE, yards from beach, use as family home
or two separate apts 1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA, pool,
garden. $110,000. 954-1110.
NEW HOME 3BR/2BA, 1,800 sq. ft. on large lot, assum-
able loan 7.25%, 405 73rd St. Dock rights, 2.5 blocks to
beach. $215,000. Realtors welcome. 778-1966.
INVEST! Several Island 2plexes & 4plexes available.
Get all the facts from Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1BR/
1BA each unit, close to shopping center $119,000.
404 71St., 2BR/1BA each unit, large front unit -
$159,000. 203 76 St, 2BR/2BA & 1BR/1BA, close to
Gulf $169,000. Call for appointment, 778-3757.
WESTBAY POINT and Moorings ground level
condo, 2BR/2BA. New carpet, paint and deeded
carport. $137,500. Call Sandy Greiner RE/MAX
COMPLETELY REMODELED canalfront home with
dock. 2BR/2BA plus den, garage with overhead storage
& pull down stairway, range, ref., dishwasher, W/D.
Ready to move in. $189,900. Call Sandy Greiner RE/
MAX Gulfstream, 778-7777.
GROUND FLOOR end unit, Holmes Beach condo, 20
steps to poolside. Owner will carry mortgage with excel-
lent terms. $132,500. Call Sandy Greiner RE/MAX
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.
JUST REDUCED, but not for long! Get this one before
we list it with a Realtor. Immaculate 3BR/2BA fully up-
dated with light, bright contemporary decor. Across from
beach! $168,500. 778-1165.
BEST BUY on the island! Most space for the money.
4BR built in 1991. West of Gulf Drive. Owner anxious,
will hold second over assumable first mortgage. Terri
Robertson, RE/MAX Gulfstream.
More information: 778-7978
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Ucensed and Insured
The Island Property Maintenance Co.
* Complete property maintenance on a regular basis
* Inspections weekly or more
* Immediate repairs when necessary
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* 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
"Due to societal trends and obvious medi-
cal risks, we are rapidly becoming a nation
of voyeurs." -Squeaky-
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Window Cleaning Carpet & Upholstery
Deep Cleaning Tile & Marble
Squeaky's Window Cleaners
952-9617 or 383-7729
Bikes Cribs Beds
S Free Delivery & Pick-up
24 Hour Service
Also Personal Lawn Service Available
ROOF AND HOME REPAIR
SHurricane Resistant Home Designs
Additions and Remodeling
Call Don Tarantola RC0045125* RG0058958o PE002374 778-9244
Dependable, Courteous Service
Bruce Collins Since 1991
O Br BUSY BEE'S
Lawn Care & Handyman
By the cut or by the month Most lawns $15.00
Also shrubs & tree trimming Light hauling
Residential/Commercial Free Estimates 778-4178
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