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Roser Church members OK expansion project
By Cynthia Finn
The congregation of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church has unanimously endorsed building ex-
pansion and renovation plans at an estimated cost of
$350,000 to $400,000, with construction to begin
next winter, reports fund committee Chairman
Sinclair (Bubba) Stewart.
"This is a major project," says Stewart, "that will
permit us to continue and enhance our many programs
and our mission here on Anna Maria Island and in the
Island architect Gene Aubry is designing the
project. Stewart and committee Vice Chairman James
R. Bell are hopeful that donations will pay for the un-
dertaking within two years.
Included in the upscaling will be the acquisition of
two lots east of the church's present 10-year-old Fel-
lowship Hall, where a new, larger Fellowship Hall seat-
ing 350 people will be constructed. A modern, more
efficient kitchen will be part of the new building.
The second phase of the project will involve the
remodeling of the existing hall into seven or eight "es-
sential" Sunday School classrooms and meeting rooms
to accommodate the church's growing needs. The cur-
rent administrative offices will also be renovated.
Phase three will include construction of a narthex
and portico on the front, west end, of the sanctuary, and
a new garage adjacent to the existing garage for Roser's
vans and more storage space.
The narthex will be an all-purpose meet-and-
greet area serving a multitude of functions. The por-
tico will afford a safe, dry place to pick up and dis-
The original Roser Church building was con-
structed in 1913. Stewart says there is "great excite-
ment" about this project and the difference "these
improvements will make in the life and mission of
Council kills TARPON TIME
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By Pat Copeland -
A piano teacher hoping to get a license to teach in .. .
her home was tuned out by the Holmes Beach City
Council last week.
Council members Carol Whitmore, Pat Geyer
and Billie Martini said they did not favor the request
or the subsequent attempts at accommodating an
The request first came to council nearly two years
ago when Paulette Kilts sought license to teach piano
lessons in her home. The council told her that home
occupation licenses do not allow traffic to the home.
However, the council at that time said it would like '
to find some way to accommodate artistic teaching in
the home and attempted to create a special exception.
Various drafts of ordinances went back and forth be-
tween the council and the planning commission.
In the last draft of the ordinance, City Attorney
Patricia Petruff pointed out the difficulty of defining
"artistic." Some council members felt that if the word
was not defined, it would open the door to any pursuit
Petruff also noted the planning commission's con-
cern about the potential for persons seeking home oc-
cupation licenses to challenge the prohibition against
pedestrian traffic. She said "if the artistic use ordinance
is adopted, council-is allowing traffic for what appears
to be another form of home occupation even though the
artistic use requires special exception review."
Other questions concerned the numbers of students
allowed per day, the hours of instruction and parking.
Team to study Island's
Due to the large number of accidents at Manatee
Avenue and East Bay Drive, the intersection will be
part of a study by the newly formed Manatee Commu-
nity Traffic Safety Team.
"In 1994 the Holmes Beach Police Department
investigated 34 reported crashes at the intersection in-
volving 69 vehicles," said Lt. Dale Stephenson. "There
were 14 reported injured at the scene and the total dam-
age amount for the intersection was $121,865."
The multi-agency team will include highway engi-
neers, law enforcement personnel, educators and emer-
gency services personnel. Stephenson is the Island rep-
resentative on the team.
"The group will look at high crash areas to see
what can be done to improve their safety," said
Stephenson. "We want to try and find out why there are
so many accidents and come to some conclusion on
how to rectify that. Solutions could include revamping
the intersection or improving signage."
In 1994, more than 3,000 traffic accidents were
reported in Manatee County resulting in 49 deaths,
"I would like anyone who has ideas or information
that I could take to the team to call me at 778-7875,"
The team will kick of its activities at 2 p.m. May
18 at the Manatee Community College Nursing School
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brilliant silver glint
features of this
prized sportfish -
a silver king tarpon.
migration takes the
tarpon from the
Carolinas to the
Florida Keys to
South America, but
on their way they
stopover at Boca
Grande, 50 miles
south of Anna Maria
Island and beach
fishing here isn't so
bad either. Read
David Futch's story
on page 12. Islander
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Those Were the Days ................................... 7
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Novelist ...................................... ............ 14
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Anna Maria tides ........................ ............ 21
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m PAGE 2 N MAY4, 1995 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Dune work wrapping up at Cortez Beach
By Paul Roat
Most of what you see is what you'll get at Cortez
Beach as far as rocks and plantings in the waning days
of the beach dune establishment project.
Excavated rocks are generally no higher than two
feet above the crest of the sand dune, Manatee County
Environmental Projects Coordinator Jack Gorzeman
told The Islander Bystander, and all that remains to be
done is clear the site, install a few more posts and string
the last of the rope barrier to discourage beachgoers
from trampling through the dune vegetation.
"The general consensus from the people I've talked
to is that it's a whole lot better than it was," Bradenton
Beach Councilman John Kaufmann said. "I haven't
heard a whole lot of complaints since they lowered the
rocks, and they did lower them considerably. It's a
definite improvement over what was there two weeks
City residents berated project designers over the
plans for the beach when mounds of rocks, some as
high as 10 feet, blocked the view of the beach and
spurred the removal of smaller rocks and rubble.
Dune plantings of sea oats and railroad vine were
completed during the weekend, and the contractor,
Seaway Marine Contractors, Inc., of St. Petersburg,
should finish up the whole job in about two weeks.
Gorzeman said the work seaward of the rocks is com-
plete, so any nesting sea turtles will not be hampered
by the construction work. Sea turtle impediments
helped prompt the rapid completion of the project,
since any work not done by May 1 the start of the
turtle nesting season would have to be finished
when the season ends in November.
Plans for the final portion of the Island's beach
renourishment project called 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;
were being erected.
However, when Seaway workers began the post-
driving at Cortez Beach, they hit what appeared to be
solid rock instead of soft sand.
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A lowered rock revetment at Cortez Beach was prompted by residentprotests that the big piles of rocks
blocked the view of the beach.
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, a consult-
ant for the beach renourishment project.
Whether to remove the rocks or leave them in
place as a barrier to protect Gulf Drive during storms
divided residents in the area. Spadoni argued that at
least some of the rocks should remain, explaining
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 ...
Anna Maria will study 'stops'
In a skirmish of accusations of "haste" and "igno-
rance," Anna Maria council members agreed to do fur-
ther study on the need for stop signs at intersections on
City resident Bill Worth suggested lowering the
speed limit to 15 mph in problem areas but Public
Works Director Frank Tyndall had other suggestions.
Tyndall announced he has ordered 12 "watch for
children" signs and that he has requested pricing for
double yellow striping at the S-curve on Jacaranda. The
location of the signs will be coordinated with school
He said he ordered a clean-up of large pines and
undergrowth on the road at the intersection of Newton,
Iris and Jacaranda to help with visibility.
Councilman Chuck Shumard asked for more study
and input from the sheriff's department on traffic flow
and speeding on Jacaranda.
Councilmen George McKay and Doug Wolfe both
post at Key
The Women's Associa-
tion of the Key Royale
Club recently installed
officers for the 1995-96
term. Serving their
fellows are, from left,
President Janet Stokes, -
Vice President Helen
Klos, Treasurer Jean
Secretary Eileen '
McGuan and Corre- *
insisted that more than enough study had previously
been prepared by them and the sheriff s department but
McKay motioned to approve Shumard's request.
Council discussed and postponed a merit pay raise
of $500 for the balance of the fiscal year for public
works employee Bud Bailey.
McKay asked for a reason "since normally raises
come up with an annual review of the position." He
said that-in reviewing the tape of a previous budget
hearing he learned that Max Znika, a council member
at the time, had requested the raise but gave no justifi-
Shumard said that salaries for comparable posi-
tions are higher elsewhere and "We're just trying to
come up to standards."
Wolfe ended the discussion by saying he didn't
believe it was a good idea for bonuses or raises in the
middle of the fiscal year. "If any one person deserves
a raise in this city, they all do," he said.
as they pass over the structure, providing protection to
the back beach area landward of the revetment,"
He said Seaway workers would remove all the haz-
ardous debris from the rubble tree limbs, roots, iron
pipe and other odd construction material. Boulders less
than two feet in diameter would also be hauled away,
and the overall revetment would be no more than three
feet above the crest of the sand dunes.
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.
Gorzeman said that price may climb due to the ex-
tra excavation caused'by the rocks in Cortez Beach.
Twenty vie for Anna
Maria Public Works
Anna Maria City Commissioners have a field of
20 candidates from which to select a new director of
public works. Finalists are expected to be named
during Tuesday's 7 p.m. commission meeting.
Among the 20 are two former directors, Don
Tarantola and Bill Zimmerman. Both left their posi-
tions after having run-ins with either former Mayor
Ray Simches or current Mayor Dottie McChesney.
The other applicants are:
William Allen, Holmes Beach; Jim Carey, Mi-
ami; Louis Costa, Bradenton; G. David De Bruin,
Huntington, NY; William J. De Ridder, Sarasota; Ed
Harding, Sarasota; Paul Hendrick, lion, NY; Will-
iam Hewes, Sarasota; Richard Jean, Port Charlotte;
Robert Klapp, Bradenton; Steve Odem, Palmetto;
James Olson, Palmetto; Chuck Partlow, Canton, NY;
Scott Passmore, Venice; Jesse Richards, Bradenton;
Donald Skaggs, Largo; Donald Sopek, Bradenton;
Robert Willis, Wallington, CT.
Code board re-elects
Beer as chairman
In an organizational meeting last week, the Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Board reelected Grant Beer
as chairman. Roger Lutz was elected vice chairman.
Code Enforcement Officer Mike Heistand gave
board members an update on last month's action con-
cerning residents' complaints about trash from the
Anna Maria Island Centre blowing into their yards.
The property management company had erected a
fence across the parking lot in the rear of the center.
The board felt that trash could still blow through the
fence and requested that merchants bag their trash.
The chief complainant in the situation has moved,
said Heistand, and the merchants have indicated they
would follow the request to bag their trash.
The board also had a brief discussion concerning
plants in the right of way.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 4, 1995 E PAGE 3 J'
By Pat Copeland
A physical handicap is not sufficient grounds to
grant a variance, the Anna Maria Planning and Zoning
Board told Luther Sasser last week.
Sasser of 412 Magnolia asked the board for relief
due to a heart condition.
"Only 20 to 22 percent of my heart works," ex-
plained Sasser. "There are times when I can hardly
breathe after climbing up and down the stairs. I'm ask-
ing to put some form of living quarters on the ground
floor with a bedroom, living room and bathroom. When
I built the house I didn't expect the health problems
I've had in the past seven years."
"The problem with a request for a variance like this
is that it goes with the land," said Chairman Tom
Turner. "Once it's granted, it's there forever."
Turner suggested alternatives such as an elevator
or a chair lift for the stairway.
Sherry Sasser said there's no room for a chair lift
and an elevator is too expensive.
"We're looking into a heart transplant," she said,
"when he gets to the point he can't walk. A heart trans-
plant will cost $100,000 and then we're looking at
$15,000 a year for medication. Right now we have to
look at that rather than putting in a $10,000 elevator."
'The sad reality is that we have these guidelines from
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)," said
Doug Copeland. 'They say that a physical handicap is not
adequate reason to grant a variance from the flood eleva-
tion. As much as our hearts say we want to grant this, the
guidelines say it's impossible to do."
"I feel like I ought to do be able to do what I want with
my own house," replied Sasser. "I just don't understand
how they can sit there and tell you you can't do something
to your own home to make your life easier."
The board again pointed to the guidelines, which
state, "The hardship that would result from failure to
grant a requested variance must be exceptional, unusual
and peculiar to the property involved. Mere economic
or financial hardship alone is not exceptional. Inconve-
nience, aesthetic considerations, physical handicaps,
personal preferences or the disapproval of one's neigh-
bors likewise cannot, as a rule, qualify as exceptional
Jimmy Nichols read another portion of the guide-
lines to Sasser which note that handicapped persons oc-
cupying flood-prone homes raise the "critical public
safety concern" of evacuation during flooding. This
poses unnecessary dangerto both the handicapped per-
sons as well as the community's emergency services
personnel who may have to rescue them, said the docu-
Nichols said the board would be receptive to grant-
ing a variance to the setback in order for Sasser to in-
stall a chair lift.
"Where does this nonsense come from?" asked
Sasser. "Who establishes this flood plain? Does this
mean we have to get a lawyer? Somebody needs to
Nichols stressed that the board has no authority to
change or overrule the policies established by FEMA.
If it did so, the entire city could lose its flood insurance,
which is subsidized by FEMA, he said.
"If we say you can do it and the commission ap-
proves it, FEMA can take away the flood insurance and
all the accompanying hardships that go with it," ad-
vised Nichols. "If they pull it, they don't just pull the
flood insurance, they pull the whole program which
includes low interest loans after a disaster and federal
Copeland noted that the city's building department
recently gave notice that no new permits would be is-
sued to property owners whose homes contain non-
"If you had an apartment downstairs, you couldn't
get a permit to replace your air conditioning or any-
thing until the whole house is brought into compli-
ance," he said.
"Where can I go to take this further?" asked Sasser.
Nichols told him to call the FEMA office in
Handicaps are not grounds
for variances: FEMA
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Attack of the
Reminiscent of a old horror film, swarms of moths
have been clustering around light fixtures across the
Island in the past week.
The moths are the airborne hatchlings of forest tent
caterpillars. They are harmless, but the three-quarter-
inch-long critters are disconcerting due to their large
The critters usually have what scientists call a
"boom or bust cycle," with this year featuring a particu-
larly booming harvest of moths.
Island Shopping Center seemed one of the hardest-
hit of locations, with thousands of the tiny brown moths
clumped near light fixtures last week.
The moths live for less than three weeks after mat-
ing and laying eggs. Caterpillars usually hatch about
nine months later.
Anna Maria City
5/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
5/4, 7 p.m., Council meeting
5/9,7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
5/10, 7 p.m., Adjustment Board
5/9, 2 p.m., Planning Commission
5/8, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, Holmes Beach.
5/9, 10:15 am., Citizens' Advisory Council,
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive.
5/11, 8 am. to noon, Planners meeting with
representatives of Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
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Im PAGE 4 0 MAY 4, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Northeast pro directs Island Players' finale
By Cynthia Finn
"No, I'm the lucky one," theater special-
ist Phyllis Elfenbein insists.
She is responding to the suggestion that
the Island Players are lucky to have her 35
years of professional experience as the back-
bone of the Players' final production of the
Elfenbein, a fulltime Anna Maria resi-
dent since 1992, has cooperated on set de-
sign in a few previous Players' productions.
When "The Cemetery Club" opens May 12,
for an 11-performance run through May 21,
Elfenbein will be billed as director and sce-
Island Players' productions are on a differ-
ent scale than the majority of Elfenbein's
three-plus decades in the theater business.
"But it's the same," says the Philadelphia na-
tive. "The task at hand is to do an honest piece
The director and/or producer of more than
80 plays and musicals featuring professional
and amateur actors, Elfenbein has much praise
for the Players in the upcoming production. "I
am so delighted with the eagerness and enthu-
siasm and cooperation of this cast. It will be a
Written by contemporary New York play-
wright Ivan Menchell, "The Cemetery Club"
is a touching and humorous play about three
Jewish widows who meet for tea once a month
before visiting the graves of their deceased
Jo Kendall, Georgette Thomas and enceto
Miriam Ring are cast as the three distinct per-
sonalities'whose lives and friendship are disrupted by
Sam (Gabe Simches) and a fourth woman (Marge
McKeever), forcing the widows to examine much of
what they had thought to be true.
"It's amazingly comic," states Elfenbein, "while
dealing with some very serious adult subjects." She's
emphatic that this production is nothing like the movie.
Full time and fulfilling
Elfenbein has been married for 43 years. She and
husband John are the very proud parents of three tal-
ented children. Two sons are professional musicians,
-r Phyllis Elfenbein brings decades of artistic and technical
our Island stage starting May 12. Islander Photo: Cynthia 1
like their father. Their daughter is a professional writer.
Through it all, Phyllis Elfenbein has considered
herself "extraordinarily fortunate" to follow the theater
career she always wanted.
With bachelor's and master's degrees from Rutgers
University in liberal and theater arts, Elfenbein has
been a freelance community- and school-theater direc-
tor since 1960.
In 1963, Elfenbein got in on the inception of Plays-
in-the-Park in Edison, N.J., as managing director of
what was then just a small summer theater.
As Plays-in-the-Park was evolving, Elfenbein also
held a tenured high-school teaching position
from 1967 to 1983 in theater arts, speech and
film, including the production and direction of
at least two shows per year.
From 1971 through 1982, as associate
producing director for the Edison theater,
Elfenbein's duties included, among others,
sharing in all artistic decisions; overseeing
day-to-day operations; purchases, budgets and
grant proposals; musicians contracts; develop-
ing volunteers and support programs; and di-
recting several shows each season.
For the following 10 years,
Elfenbein's know-how earned her the produc-
Sing director's role at Plays-in-the-Park, which
by then was a full-scale year-round musical
theater with an annual budget of $500,000 and
S people each year.
S Masterful manager
In addition to full artistic direction,
Elfenbein guided a staff of 40 professional
theater artists and technicians plus 50 volun-
S teers and/or interns each season. She initiated
and oversaw a summer drama program for
S200 to 250 8- to 12-year-old children, plus
directed one to three shows each season.
--, Elfenbein's impressive resume does
not stop there. She's been a theater consultant
for the New Jersey and New York City school
systems; performed off- and off-off-Broad-
way, in university theater and on television;
been awarded federal grants to work with stu-
experi- dents in inner cities; plus still more.
Finn Does she miss the New York-area ex-
citement? Elfenbein says she gets back as often as pos-
sible, partaking in some intense theater-going while
On the Island, where she and John used to just va-
cation for a few weeks a year, the theatrical jack-of-all-
trades still has her heart in the theater; still experiences
that decades-old rush when the lights go down and the
curtain goes up.
And with a love-what-I-do smile and an eye toward
the Island Players' stage, Phyllis Elfenbein promises
to be back for the 1995-96 season.
But first, the box office is now open for "The Cem-
BY WARREN W. REICH / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
I Play the stock
7 Name in a
13 Word of caution
19 Woodsy shelter
21' Taxco wraps
into a stream,
25 Assault the
26 Pain in the neck
28 -- d'amore
30 Put up with
32 Dweller along
33 Killer whale
37 The Wildebeest
39 Old-time leading
41 Neighbor of
43 Noted name in
53 Altar part
55 Act mawkishly
57 Hall of--
59 Defunct council
60 Egyptian judge
of the dead
64 In-class work
65 Cpl.'s inferior
66 Pull up
68 Ancient meeting
70 Change: Abbr.
71 Closefitting hat
73 More than irk
77 Share the
81 "- Pyle,
85 Terry Bradshaw
92 Add zing to
94 Papal headdress
97 Gossip queen
99 Gauchos' gear
101 Hit that causes
the fans to roar?
104 Moment: Abbr.
105 Nautical twist
109 Fish, in a way
112 Kunta Kinte
114 -- Islands
117 Halloween light
that's a howl?
125 Day (July 1)
126 Uses, as
1 U.N. agency
3 Vintner's need
4 Summer months
5 Best Actress of
6 Color quality
9 Bucephalus, e.g.
10 Made taut
11 Formerly, once
12 Language suffix
13 Den meal
15 "Brillo Box"
16 Friend of Fossey
17 Meth. or Luth.
18 Weaver's path
21 Less tame
23 Safari sighting
27 Hired soldier, in
28 1993 N.B.A.
Rookie of the
New York City
31 facta (brave
32 Curve balls
34 Bus that makes
35 Deep gulches,
36 Financial report
37 Esteemed ones
38 TheYokum boy
40 Kind of fire
46 George Orwell's
49 "Jude the-"
50 Kimono sash
52 1960-61 chess
54 Salad ingredient
58 Campus org.
61 It comes in bars
65 Bridge type
69 Kyushu volcano
71 Hebrew month
74 Name in
75 H.S. proficiency
76 Part of Q.E.D.
78 Cable channel
80 Start of a
84 Honer's target
89 Johnny of the
93 Author Bellow
98 Loser at
Marne in 451
100 Coined money
102 Boring speaker
110 Harpers Ferry
111 "Das Kapital"
113 Friend Down
115 Coarse fabric
116 Tin Tin
117 Average fellow
118 O.C.S. grads
119 Letter from
120 Emeritus: Abbr.
Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 750 per minute for the call.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 4, 1995 M PAGE 5 EB
Architect to begin Holmes Beach building designs
By Pat Copeland
At its next meeting, the Holmes Beach City Coun-
cil plans to approve a contract with H. Patterson
Fletcher, architect, for the renovation or rebuilding of
After studying the site, Fletcher said he felt the
council should also consider developing a master plan
for the entire area, including the former airport.
"You have a park or mall that is used by locals for
all kinds of functions," he said. "The area should not
control what happens to the buildings but it should be
developed in conjunction with the buildings. I want to
develop the feasibility study into a master plan."
"I like the idea of a master plan," said Council
Chairman Luke Courtney. "There's been talk of up-
grading the ball field so we can have a Babe Ruth
League and the county will fund it. Then there's
Mrs. Martini's fountain and gazebo we want to con-
Fletcher said he will have a feasibility study and
three design options for council to consider no later
than Sept. 5. Council will call a special work session
when the plans are completed.
"One of the main things we have to study is how
can we treat these buildings and take advantage of the
The planning and zoning board of the City
of Bradenton Beach will meet on Tuesday,
May 9, 1995,at 7:00 P.M. at the Bradenton
Beach City Hall located at 107 Gulf Drive
North to consider a request regarding the
Whited Properties at 4th St. S., Bradenton
Beach, to reduce the existing non-conforming
use to a less intensive non-conforming use
and to correct unsafe violations; and to con-
sider a request from Daryl and Geri Konecy,
D.B.A. Fun & Sun Sports, Inc. for a special
exception for rental of jet skis at the Bridge
Tender Inn dock.
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park, create a nice environment for you to work in and
expand the buildings or build a new ones without put-
ting you out of business," said Fletcher.
The site should tie together with the
Island Branch Library, which he also de-
signed, said Fletcher.
"I think it's very important that build-
ing be considered part of this because it
frames the same park area," he said. "The
buildings should have continuity," he
said, "instead of being a hodge podge.
They ought to complement each other."
Councilman Don Maloney asked if
remodeling is bound by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency's 50
percent rule in which the cost cannot ex-
ceed 50 per cent of the assessed value of
"Yes," responded Courtney. "The
value is in the neighborhood of
city halls in Captiva or Sanibel- beachy with a lot of
vegetation around it. I don't like cement."
"The reason cement is used is because of hurricane
'You have a park or
mall that is used by
locals for all kinds
of functions. The
area should not
control what hap-
pens to the build-
ings but it should
be developed in
"We're 98 percent built out and I don't envision
adding more than five employees in the future," said
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore. "I'm in favor of com-
ing into ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliance
and doing some remodeling. I see more of the look of
wind loads and termites," Fletcher ex-
plained. "Wooden structures have a
hard time surviving. I think you can get
the look you want without sacrificing
stability and quality."
Whitmore said money for the project
would have to be budgeted in the 1995-
96 budget. Courtney said the funds will
come from the school tax money and
are not budgeted.
The contract will contain two phases
Phase I will include discussions with
council members as well as employees
concerning the strengths and weak-
nesses of the current buildings, a feasi-
bility study and development of pro-
posed designs, budget development, preparation and
discussion of proposed designs, design modifications
and final plan approval, development of final plans and
Phase II is construction of the project. Fletcher said
construction could begin in about a year.
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Outpatient Registration Pre-admission Nurses
Endoscopy Wound Care
Treatment Lab & EKG functions
It will also provide:
convenient, outpatient care that will be centrally focused, delivered with
continuity, efficient and increased awareness of the steps and processes
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Helllllllp! Peafowl are back
In a not-so-long-ago time, Anna Maria Island was a
smaller, more peaceful place. Everyone knew one another,
fishing was superb and a steady source of food in tight
financial times and the daily sunset was a special part of
nearly everyone's day.
Sunrises were peaceful, colorful events that brought
forth a new joy of living on this little bit of paradise.
At least, sunrises were peaceful until ... the pea-
The origin of the peafowl's arrival cn Anna Maria
Island has become lost in the morass of time. Suffice
to say they were here and generated a controversy that
still echoes across the Island like their plaintive cries.
Loud cries. Very loud mating cries. Cries that echoed
very, very early in the morning.
After years of debate, the peacocks with their brilliant
plumage and endearing family treks from the school to the
shopping center were relegated to our neighbor to the
south. The village at north Longboat took over the care
and feeding of the birds.
But perhaps no longer. A peafowl has been spot-
ted in Anna Maria, apparently a young male.
Let the controversy begin. Again. And may the one
with the loudest cry once again be the victor as to the
fate of the bird.
Cortez rock battle
Residents near Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach
had a rude awakening a few weeks ago with the cre-
ation of a huge rock revetment along the beach.
Seems the creation of walkovers, sand dunes, and
a long series of wooden posts with roped off protection
for subsequent vegetation a final phase of the beach
renourishment project- unearthed a network of boul-
ders, rubble and construction debris that was dumped
along the beach years ago to protect the parking lot and
the road from the ravages of waves and wind.
The rocks were settled in near ground level and,
when the construction crews began to dig post holes for
the protective barrier surrounding the dunes and the
fragile beach vegetation from errant beachwalkers, the
rubble halted the post placement.
"Wait a minute!" was the cry. "We've just spent
millions of dollars for a wide new beach, only to have
our view blocked by rocks!"
Manatee County officials listened, looked or tried
to peer over the rocks and acted. The rocks are down
to a reasonable level and the area is much improved.
Kudos to Jack Gorzeman with the Manatee County
Environmental Action Committee for listening to the
people and coming up with a compromise.
Now, will the county listen to the cries from fisher-
men who want to use the spiffy new walkover that just
coincidentally leads directly onto the erosion groin where
they fished for many years?
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Why no 'probable cause' at sea?
When Master Chief J.D. Arndt took over the Coast
Guard contingent at Cortez, I was happy to see that boat-
ing violators would be brought to justice for such things
as dangerous boating and drug trafficking. Even his brash,
macho statement that "there's a new sheriff in town" was
taken somewhat positively as just an old cliche.
However, his weekly column in The Islander By-
stander makes me wonder about the law of "probable
cause." Now, it could very well be that the Coast Guard
strictly adheres to the principle that boarding a boat should
only be done if there is probable cause to believe that a
crime has been or is in the process of being committed,
and that a search warrant should be required if the citizen
does not consent to a search. It may be that there was prob-
able cause for the Coast Guard to believe that a pleasure
craft did not have a serviceable fire extinguisher on board
or that something was enough awry to board another plea-
sure craft the same day, only to find no violations.
The Islander's "Street Life" column of police re-
ports is excellent in that it not only gives the basics of
an alleged violation, but also cites what led to the con-
frontation, i.e., probable cause. I have been very im-
pressed by the reported actions and behavior of the Is-
land police departments. They seem quite professional.
I'm not sure why liberties are less important on the
water than on land.
I realize that it may be that ordinary citizens can be
confronted for no reason in order to check for boat
safety violations. If that is the case, and is in fact sup-
ported by statute or is merely standard operating pro-
cedure, it is wrong and needs to be seriously reconsid-
ered by either the legislatures or the courts. These are
personal pleasure boats, not boats-for-hire, which of
course should be governed by inspection laws.
It could just be that Chief Arndt fails to include in
his column a little note about why a particular boat was
suspected of a crime before citizens are confronted, but
it appears to me that boats are being boarded and
searched for absolutely no reason. Granted, criminals
should be taken to task, but not at the expense of a com-
plete disregard of federal and state search and seizure
rights of our citizens.
Robert L Horn, Indiana
'Probable cause' not needed
Boardings are essential to the Coast Guard's mis-
sion of enforcing all applicable laws and federal regu-
lations and promoting safety of life at sea.
As many readers know, recreational boating, as
well as the commercial industry, are regulated pastimes
or occupations. These regulations are found in USC
Titles 33 and 46, and the Code of Federal Regulations
under Titles 33 and 46.
The Coast Guard is the federal agency tasked with the
responsibility of enforcing these laws and regulations.
Other federal laws that the Coast Guard enforces are:drug
and other customs laws (USC Titles 19, 21 and 46);
immigration laws (USC Title 8); fisheries laws (USC
Titles 16,18 and CFR Title 50); wildlife and plant pres-
ervation laws (USC Titles 16, 33 and CFR Title 50);
pollution laws (USC Title 33 and CFR Titles 33, 40,
46). A few additional facts:
The Coast Guard is authorized by 14 USC 89
(United States Code) to board any vessel subject to the
jurisdiction of the U.S., on the high seas and waters
over which the U.S. has jurisdiction, at any time of day
or night for the prevention, detection and suppression
of violations of the laws of the United States.
The Coast Guard may board U.S. vessels anywhere
in the world with the exception of the territorial waters of
another nation, at any time of day or night, to enforce all
federal laws and regulations, without probable cause.
The Coast Guard has the authority to board U.S.
vessels anywhere and can board foreign vessels in or
near U.S. waters by observing certain protocols.
The Coast Guard has earned an outstanding reputa-
tion as the world's premier maritime law enforcement
agency. Coast Guard boarding expertise is internationally
recognized and is currently in significant demand in the
U.S. and abroad in support of multilateral initiatives.
The vast majority of recreational and commercial
vessels encountered by the Coast Guard in the course
of enforcement of law and treaties operations are op-
erated by law-abiding citizens. But we will continue to
comply with all applicable federal statutes that charge
us with the responsibility of enforcing laws that pro-
mote the safety of life at sea.
Master Chief J.D. Arndt Station Chief,
U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
THOSE WEE THE 1AYS
Part 6, The Conquistadors
by June Alder
Panfilo de Narvaez, 1528
Explorer Panfilo de Narvaez
reached the land of the Ocali (the area of
present-day Ocala) in mid-June 1528. A
splendid chief welcomed Narvaez and
graciously offered to guide him to the
province of Apalache, a place much
richer than his own fiefdom, he said
With Chief Dulchinchellin and 300
of his warriors leading the way, the
Spaniards followed ancient trails
through great pine forests. The Indians
assisted the soldiers in fording a large,
swift-moving river (probably the
Suwannee) and when a caballero was
swept away and drowned, the Indians
took pains to retrieve his dead horse.
The animal provided a bit of meat for
the evening meal.
Early in July, backs blistered and
torn by the weight of their heavy armor,
the men reached the border of Apalache
(east of today's Tallahassee).
Dulchanchellin and his braves declined
to continue further.
Narvaez was annoyed but pushed
his men on, expecting to see a golden
city loom up before him. But what he
found was a compound of several score
huts on the banks of a quiet lake (Lake
Miccosukee probably). Some women
with children fled when they saw the
Spaniards; otherwise the only living
things to be seen were a few dogs.
Where were the men?
It dawned on Narvaez that he had
been tricked by Dulchanchellin, prob-
ably in league with Hirrihigua, the chief
he had tangled with back at Tampa Bay
(the hot-tempered Narvaez had cut off
the fellow's nose for insolence).
Furious as he was, Narvaez knew
his soldiers were in no shape to meet the
Apalaches in a battle now. The maize
was ripening in the abandoned village
garden; squash and pumpkins were there
for the picking, and there were acorns
aplenty around the liveoak trees for the
horses to feast on. So Narvaez decided
to stay on at the village and wait to see
what the Apalaches would do.
He soon found out. First one or two
soldiers, then three or four, then a half
dozen a day were being picked off by
hidden enemies who seemed to be aware
of their every movement. But when they
scoured the woods there was not a sign
of the foe.
When Narvaez's scouts discovered
the commodious bay they had sought
was only a few leagues away, Narvaez
decided to make a run for it. He prayed
that the fleet he left behind at Tampa
Bay had found it by now.
But the trek to the bay would take
nine torturous days by way of a fear-
some swamp where it seemed there
was an Apalache sniper behind every
The Apalaches were exceedingly
proficient with their six-foot-long
bows. The arrows, sometimes tipped
with poison, could penetrate cracks in
armor, and three well-placed shots in
knees and chest could stop a horse dead
in its tracks.
The cunning warriors strew
bramble bushes ahead of the soldiers,
which they could not avoid without
falling into quicksand. The thick thorns
pierced the boots of the foot soldiers
and drove deep into the hooves of the
cavaliers' mounts. Logs and other ob-
stacles were placed on the path in such
a way that the Spaniards, utterly con-
fused, went in circles for hours.
And all the while the Indians
taunted the white men from the dark
recesses of the jungle.
"Besides keeping a vigilance
against those who wandered," wrote
chronicler Cabeca de Vaca, "the Indi-
ans watched the whole army, upsetting
it with the alarms and sudden attacks
which they made day and night. They
would not offer to fight in squadrons
but attacked from ambushes. Conceal-
ing themselves in the underbrush and
little thickets, regardless of how small,
and in places where it was least thought
they might be, they would come out
like footpads to do what damage they
By the time the expedition reached
the mouth of the St. Marks River in late
August, 100 men had died. The remain-
ing 250 soldiers, starving and demoral-
ized, threw themselves on the sand and
prayed for deliverance.
But their prayers were in vain.
There was to be no rescue from the sea.
What were they to do now?
SNext: Adrift in the Gulf
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By Cynthia Finn
A late-April Manatee County Commission agenda
alerted The Islander Bystander to certain May celebra-
tions for the month, a week or a day which
warranted further investigation.
The month of May comprises more than 44 pages
and uncounted items in the 1995 editions of reference
guides for proclamations, celebrations and dates of note.
Most of us have heard of May Day, the first day
of the month, observed as a holiday since ancient
times with spring festivals, maypoles, and the like.
The political content of the day has grown since the
1880s when it became a workers' day in the United
States and it is now widely observed in socialist coun-
tries as a workers' holiday.
May 1 also begins 31 days of many month-long
observances. By Presidential proclamation since
1963, May is Older Americans Month, formerly
called Senior Citizens Month, and includes the May
8 celebration of Senior Citizens Day.
Sponsored by the Better Sleep Council, May is
also Better Sleep Month. In addition to examining our
bedtime habits, Americans are encouraged to check
bedding for signs of old age.
The American Chiropractic Association also cel-
ebrates Better Posture Month; it's Date Your Mate
Month according to the Married Mistress and Monoga-
mous Male Association; and the Mycology Institute pro-
claims May to be Fungal Infection Awareness Month.
On a more serious note, Children Hurt in Legal
Disputes (CHILD) marks Family Support Month to
support families with children during divorce, separa-
tion and custody issues, and May is Stroke Awareness
Month according to the American Heart Association.
The list of month-longs was extensive, including
National Bike Month, Egg Month, Hamburger Month,
Salad Month and Strawberry Month.
Sponsored by the American Nurses Association,
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, honoring the out-
standing effort of nurses everywhere to strengthen the
health of the nation, and ending on Florence
Bradenton Beach Police Officer Jason Joel has
had an October 1994 five-day suspension without pay
rescinded by the city council.
However, Joel will still not be permitted to take
a patrol car home. Council members decided that
privilege is under the purview of Police Chief Jack
Maloney and not the city council.
Joel was suspended in the wake of an internal af-
fairs investigation that determined he engaged in
"conduct unbecoming an officer" and failure to con-
form to professional standards by "having displayed
a lack of common sense and foresight in two incidents
The internal affairs investigation charged that Joel
was involved in the sale of a gun by a Charlotte
county sheriffs deputy to the owner of a restaurant
under investigation by the Bradenton Beach Police
Department. Joel said he did not know the restaurant
was under investigation; Maloney said Joel did. The
gun was "re-procured" by Joel after Maloney in-
Sign Language Class
The Brain Gym bookstore in Holmes Beach
will offer a Beginning Sign Language course.
The course will meet for four weeks, each
Saturday in May from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the
store located at 5340-F Gulf Dr. The fee is $35
per person or $30 per person for those who reg-
ister with a friend or family member.
Children may enroll if approved by the in-
Pre-register by calling the store at 778-
May 14-20 is National Emergency Medical Ser-
vices Week, according to Manatee County EMS Chief
Dino Villani, whose local unit will host several educa-
tional events. The same week is also National Police
Week and, by Presidential proclamation since 1963,
May 15 is Peace Officer Memorial Day.
Cinco de Mayo at Poco Loco
In Mexico, May 5 is a major holiday commemorat-
ing the 1862 victory over invasion from the French. In
our area, Poco Loco Mexican Cuisine at 6830 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, will be offering many
food specials throughout the week, plus other surprises.
The second Sunday of May, by Presidential proc-
lamation and this year falling on the 14th, is Mother's
Day. Here's the answer to the next question: Mother's
Day was first observed in 1907 at the request of Anna
Jarvis of Philadelphia, who asked her church to hold
services in memory of all mothers on the anniversary
of her mother's death.
May 30 is the traditional Memorial Day, honoring
the tradition of making memorial tributes to the dead,
especially remembering those who have died in battle.
On a last, lighter note, May 6 is International No-Diet
Day, coming to America for the first time alter four years
of eat-outs in England; and May 8, according to the
Wellness Permission League, is No Socks Day, as in less
laundry for the betterment of the environment. Seems like
that one could be combined with Mother's Day.
If there's a day, week or month-long cause we've
missed, please write.
formed him of the investigation.
The second incident involved Joel loaning one of
his personal firearms to a student enrolled in the police
academy. The gun was stolen, and was later recovered
"following an incident where a criminal suspect at-
tempted to use it against a Palmetto police officer,"
according to reports.
Joel appealed the five-day suspension by Maloney.
A three-member appeal board was appointed by the
The appeal board decided several officers were not
told of the restaurant investigation. Joel had also taken
and passed a polygraph test that corroborated his asser-
tions that he was not informed of the investigation.
The appeal board also determined that there were
no specific policies banning the lending of personal
weapons to individuals.
The appeal board unanimously decided that "...
Officer Joel's five day suspension should be rescinded;
the accompanying loss in pay be restored, all references
pertaining to this disciplinary action or the underlying
circumstances should be deleted from Officer Joel's
personnel and Internal Affairs files, not divulged and
not be considered in future employment-related deci-
sions affecting Officer Joel."
The appeal board also called for the vehicle "take-
home" privileges be restored.
City council members agreed with the appeal board
findings except for the take-home vehicle section. City
Attorney Alan Prather said he believed the take-home
car privilege should be granted or removed only by the
chief of police.
Prather also said the request to delete the disciplin-
ary action from Joel's file does not comply with
Florida's open record laws, but added the findings of
the appeal board and the city council decisions could
be made a part of his personnel file.
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Tickets still available for Chamber drawing
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has extended its drawing for a 1995 Dodge Caravan to June
28. A maximum of 1,000 tickets, at $25 apiece, will be sold. As of May 1, approximately half that goal had
been realized Encouraging participation are, from left, Chamber President Don Howard, Executive Direc-
tor Darcy Lee Marquis Migliore, Second Vice President Mary Ann Brockman and First Vice President Bob
Hinds. For ticket information, call the Chamber at 778-1541. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Mary Peck, a resident of
the Sandpiper Mobile
Resort, hosted garden
partyfor an afternoon of
included a slice ofMissis-
Ssippi Mud Pie. Enjoying
the afternoon are, seated
left to right Margaret
S .. Clenansmith from Mich.
and Dora Bayne from
Canada. Standing, left to
right, are Evelyn Casey
from Mass.; Jimmy
McSwain from N.C.; Pat
Eisenhour from Mich.; an
unknownfriend; and Mary
Peck from Mich. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Margaret
Flyin' high with
Members of Island Girl
Scout Troop #56 were
appreciative guests of the
Manatee County Radio
Controllers at their
annual model plane i
"Fly-in." The girls were
treated to a cook-out and
a close-up view of how
model planes work which
included a "candy drop"
from a plane piloted by
Dr. Gary Dunlap,
kneeling. Dunlap was
assisted by Rick Mixon,
David Jones and Mike .
LaPensee, members of -
the club, not pictured
Islander Photo: Courtesy
of Karen LaPensee
Forever Young to hold 'gem' of meeting
The AMI Forever Young group will meet on This will be the last meeting of the season be-
Monday, May 8, at 12:30 p.m. at the Anna fore the group resumes in the fall.
Maria Island Community Center in the city of Thomas Sequin from Suncoast Gem Labora-
Anna Maria. stories will speak on jewelry appraisal and design.
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Joy M. Baugh
Joy M. Baugh of Bradenton died April 26 in HCA/
L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Marshall, Ill., Mrs. Baugh came to Mana-
tee County from Terre Haute, Ind., in 1977. She at-
tended Palma Sola Community Church.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; and two
sisters, Olivia Krueger of Bradenton Beach and Marian
Beeson of Rowlett, Texas.
Visitation and service was held at Brown and Sons
Funeral Home, Bradenton. Burial was in Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Palma Sola
Community Church, 8604 Ninth Ave. N.W.,
Bradenton. Fla. 34209.
Eva M. Evans
Eva M. Evans, 77, of Holmes Beach, died April 22
in Heritage Park.
Born in Dayton, Mrs. Evans came to Manatee
County from there in 1957. She was a secretary and
receptionist for Jim Mixon Insurance in Holmes Beach.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Day-
A memorial service will be held at a later date in
Dayton, Ohio. Toale Brothers Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
Joseph Pandolph Jr.
Joseph Pandolph Jr., 82, of Anna Maria, died April
20 at home.
Born in Dawson, Pa., Mr. Pandolph came to
Manatee County from Jeannette in 1993. He was a
member of Aszension Church, Jeannette.
He is survived by a son, Joseph F., of Anna Maria;
a sister, Lucy Zello of Greensburg, Pa.; six grandchil-
dren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be in Jeannette, Pa. Burial will be in
Sacred Heart Cemetery, Jeannette. Memorials may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St.
W., Suite C, Bradenton, Fla., 34209. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Joaquin Juan Servia
Joaquin Juan Servia, 70, of Tampa and a part-time
resident of Holmes Beach, died April 26 in University
Community Hospital, Tampa.
Born in Camaquey, Cuba, Mr. Servia was an owner
of Fgueroa, Servia and Co. in Havana, Cuba, and founder
and owner of J and G Auto Parts in Tampa.
He is survived by his wife, Miriam; a son, Joaquin
Alfonso; a brother, Guillermo of Tampa and two sis-
ters, Elena of Tampa and Irene of Coral Gables.
Visitation and service was held at Garden of
Memories Funeral Home, Tampa. Entombment was in
Garden of Memories Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Hillsborough,
3010 Azeele West, Tampa, Fla. 33609.
Ruth Louise Wantz
Ruth Louise Wantz of Holmes Beach died April
25, in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Mrs. Wantz came to Manatee County in 1963 from
Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a mem-
bers of Egypt Temple, Gulf Shrine Club.
She is survived by her husband Raymond Wantz of
Holmes Beach; a son, Wesley Luburgh of Centerville,
Ohio; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Griffith Cline Funeral Home,
Holmes Beach, with the Rev. Dennis Goff officiating.
Inurnment was in Arlington National Cemetery, Ar-
Hartman, Reemelin to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dean Hartman of Cortez
announce the engagement of their daughter, Deana
Lynn, to Mark Edward
Reemelin of Anna Maria,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Tho-
mas Edward Reemelin of
The couple will wed
June 3 at Trinity United
Hartman is a 1989
graduate of Manatee High
School and received a bach-
elor of science degree in pri-
from Florida Southern College in 1993. A member of
Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the Association of Women
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The ides of May:
tarpon time comes to Anna Maria
By David Futch
The dog days of summer approach, marking the
arrival of tarpon season and the silver king's annual
pilgrimage to Mecca.
From May to August, 30,000 or so members of the
herring family squeeze into Boca Grande Pass, a small,
deep hole that provides these 100-pound fish with a
motherlode of bait that pours off the grass flats of Char-
Their circuitous migration takes the tarpon from
the Carolinas to the Florida Keys to South America, but
their stopover in the world-famous pass 50 miles south
of Anna Maria Island is a sight that will send any an-
gler into a salivary frenzy worthy of Pavlov's dog.
Hooking a tarpon has been likened to grabbing
hold of a speeding locomotive as it passes. It is a vio-
lent tug usually followed by several Michael
Jordanesque leaps and plenty of wows.
For Anna Maria charter boat Capt. Joe Webb, May
and June are the time of year to make the run to Boca
Grande in his boat "Old Florida."
Unlike most Boca Grande fishing guides who
rarely stray from the pass, Webb prefers the solitude of
beach fishing as the tarpon roll in pods just offshore on
their way to their primary feeding grounds.
Third and fourth-generation home-grown Boca
Grande tarpon guides continue to fish in the manner
taught them by their fathers and grandfathers. They
drop crabs or shrimp or various kinds of minnows into
the depths of Boca Grande Pass where the main hole
is from 40 to 70 feet deep, 100 yards wide and 350
Other guides and anglers have gone to using arti-
ficial jigs. In 1994 jiggers combined to take 16 of the
21 awards in the Miller's Marina Tarpon Tide tourna-
ments at Boca Grande.
One problem facing anyone who fishes Boca
Grande is the boat traffic. On any given day, there can
be as many as 150 vessels crammed into the pass and
bearing down on the already-skittish tarpon.
The traffic jam is one of the reasons Webb prefers
casting to tarpon. Another reason is that he is good at it
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A tarpon bursts from the water, rattling its gills in an attempt to throw the hook. In the background is the old
phosphate dock at Port Boca Grande.
Despite the fact that Webb likes the Boca Grande
area because of the sheer numbers of tarpon, he is quick
to remind that from mid-June to August the beach fish-
ing off the north end of Anna Maria can be as good as
Several area guides like captains Mike Banyas and
Anthony Manali make it a point to stop at Bean Point
at first light. Manali said he likes fishing Egmont Chan-
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It is a precise art to stalk tarpon and cast to them
as they roll and dive in search of food they require in
vast amounts during mating season.
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has not tried it would be wise to hire a guide the first
couple of times just to learn the way to do it. In
addition to technique, there is a certain amount of
Pushing onward, here are some hints for the unini-
"The main thing is courtesy and staying away from
someone who is fishing a school or pod," Webb said.
"Either find your own school or wait until the other
boat is hooked up before moving quietly to the fish."
The key word here is: QUIET.
Tarpon hate noise, so much so that if even one out-
board comes within 100 yards of them they will maintain
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Anglers pack Boca Grande Pass at the south tip of Gasparilla Island in search of the mighty silver king tarpon. Islander Composite Photos: Bonner Presswood
an air of apathy toward any bait tossed their way.
Webb says the best thing to do is position your boat
off the beach with the engine off.
"You can see the tarpon rolling so get ahead of
them and anticipate where they will be. They are likely
to follow the same path," he said. "But you have to be
'Quiet is essential.
Don't race past them,
especially in an out-
board. And keep your
prop pointed away
from the fish. Never go
to the middle of the
pod. Always stay to the
side. If you miss the
fish, let them get
ahead of you, then run
inshore, never off-
quiet. You can't even use
a trolling motor. The key
is to stay way ahead of
Again Webb says,
"Quiet is essential. Don't
race past them, especially
in an outboard. And keep
your prop pointed away
from the fish. Never go to
the middle of the pod. Al-
ways stay to the side. If
you miss the fish, let them
get ahead of you, then run
inshore, never offshore,
and run up past them."
For bait, Webb likes
small pinfish, silver-dollar-sized blue crabs or pass
crabs or threadfin herring.
For tackle, he uses a 9-foot rod with a thin tip that
allows him to throw a bait 50 to 75 yards.
He prefers Shimano casting reels because they
have a "superfast" retrieve of about 6-to-1 and the drag
is "as smooth as you can get." Don't even think about
using a cheap reel. A tarpon will burn up the drag sys-
tem after about two or three runs.
Load the reel with 20- or 30-pound Gorilla line, a
braided Dacron thread with a mono-filament core. "It
floats and allows you to see a bow in the line so you can
reel in the slack," Webb said.
Attach a small barrel swivel and then for a leader
use 100-pound Trilene about eight-feet long. For a
"One on." NO! "Two on." Capt. Joe Webb, left, hooks up at the same moment as his client Gaylord Carney,
right, for a rare double hook-up in the tower. Mate George Reuss has the controls in the center.
hook, it's best to use a 4/0 or 5/0 Mustad with
Backing up for a second, above the swivel put a
long popping cork. You know, the kind with the one-
or two-ounce lead. It's a good idea to paint the white
cork either blue or green so it blends in with the water
color and the tarpon can't see it.
With rig ready, it's time to cast. For Webb that
means a traditional "Cracker cast" from the flying
bridge of his boat.
Standing 10 feet above the water, Webb grabs the
rod with both hands and starts to whirl it in a circle over
As the momentum of the bait doing 360s around
his head reaches the proper speed Webb releases and
the bait rockets toward the tarpon pod.
When the tarpon bites, Webb reels the slack out
and sets the hook with two or three vicious tugs or hits
on his rod.
From there on it's hang on the tarpon's pulling
power is legendary. Boca Grande fishing guides be-
lieve tarpon fishing to be superior to catching other big-
game fish and have a saying that "a tarpon can pull a
Even if you can't make the trip to Mecca, the
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By love's command, Holmes Beach novelist pens
By Cynthia Finn
Holmes Beach resident Helen Maragakes is one of
those Island achievers who goes about her business
without demanding much attention.
Standing behind her at the grocery store, one would
notice her as an attractive, well-spoken, perhaps retired
New Yorker. One wouldn't necessarily know that she's
an internationally published novelist, with more than 1
million copies of her books in print under three differ-
ent names: Eleni Carr, Helen Carter and her maiden
name, Helen Carras.
When Maragakes appears at the Bradenton Books-
A-Million store from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6,
she'll be autographing her just-published 18th novel,
her first historical romance, "By Love's Command,"
set in the days of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. The
author will also discuss "The Romance of History."
After the success of 17 contemporary romances,
Maragakes has now moved into the more detail-ori-
ented and challenging realm of the historical romance.
She's already sold and is working on another, set in
Maryland in the 1640s.
And all this all these are in Maragakes' "re-
'Ticket to the world'
Maragakes, nee Carras, grew up in the boroughs of
New York City, the youngest of three children, whose
mother was a young widow working hard as a seam-
Reading adventures, historical and then "litera-
ture literature" was always a favorite pastime. "My
library card was my ticket to the world," says
Maragakes, who knew at an early age that she would
aim for the professional world of English and people.
A graduate of Hunter College, she got a master's
degree in English literature from New York University
and then completed a second master's in guidance and
Maragkes' career included work as an administra-
tive assistant, an English teacher and a high school
guidance counselor. She has "great, fun memories" of
working with teenagers, whose times and ways
"weren't as trying then as they are today."
During those years in academics, Maragakes wrote
professional pieces on counseling and education for
The New York Times. As she had since adolescence,
Maragakes also composed poetry and dabbled in the
Holmes Beach fiction
romance author Helen
Maragakes came out of
the closet 15 years ago.
Her books are read
around the world.
Islander Photo: Cynthia
writing of romance fiction, strictly as a means of relax-
ation. "It was cathartic," Maragakes explains.
In the early 1960s, the young Helen Carras expe-
rienced her own firsthand romance in the guise of in-
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dustrial engineer Chris Maragakes, who was organiz-
ing a ski trip through New York's University Club.
"I knew I wanted to be a skier then," laughs the
novelist, who was courted for a year before marriage.
"I found out he was serious when he bought me ski
The love Helen and Chris found has lasted through
33 years of marriage.
No Valley girl
In 1980, Chris took ajob with the U.S. Navy in the
San Francisco area, and his fiction-writer wife came
out of the closet.
"I knew I was too old to just be a Valley girl,"
laughs the author. "So I started writing full time."
Maragakes titled her first published work "The
Grecian Odyssey." A tale of a Greek-American school-
teacher who finds love with a psychologist, Silhouette
Books published the novel under the name "Moonlight
Memories" in 1981.
Maragakes had read someplace that Silhouette and
Harlequin Novels were just starting out in the industry
and were interested in hearing from potential authors.
Aware of her very concrete potential after all the years
of dabbling, Maragakes forwarded her completed
That was 18 books and more than 14 years ago.
The novelist has had a New York agent since that first
book and has worked under the luxury afforded "pub-
lished" writers: selling books from a synopsis, or par-
Maragakes calls her work prior to the historical
"sweet romances," as in sexual scenes that grow natu-
rally out of developing relationships, "not gratuitous
Studies have shown, says the author, that the ro-
mance reader is "a fantastically loyal fan," the average
one consuming 20 books per month. "They've gotten
tired of books that just offer repeated sex," says
Maragakes. "They want an intriguing story of the re-
And now, banks the successful novelist, they'll be
searching for some historical backdrops to the saga of
love found, love lost, love found again. Zebra Books
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No. 2 now in the works is already con-
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name Helen Carras.
work and takes
Except when trav-
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country and the
writes from 9 a.m. to 3,
4 or 5 p.m. daily.
"It's like a job," she
says. "You have to do it ev-
Prior to the 9 a.m. sit-
down, Maragakes has already
been on a 4 and 1/2-mile walk
with Chris, from their Key
Royale home to Circle K for cof-
fee, to the beach, and back again.
"I don't admit to that so-called
writer's block on any day," she smiles.
"Oh, you might throw it all out the next
day, but you still have to just sit down and
Now that Maragakes writes romance as
her profession, her "relaxatadon outlet" comes
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Samantha Smith, Kayla
Snider, Heather Murray
and Joey Mattay. Back
row, left to right, are
Billy Malfese, Jordon
Wilkens and Louise
Toni Lashway's third-
grade class at Anna
Maria Elementary were
the guests of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria
Island at the Guild's
gallery in Holmes
Beach. The Guild's
program includes a
classroom visit and
demonstration by a
member artist, afield
trip to the gallery to
learn what an art
gallery is, and an off-
Island field trip.
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Grilled Chicken Breast
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a boneless skinless chicken breast, crispy
bacon, baby swiss, and tomato on grilled
sourdough bread served with a side of
jalepefio chutney and french fries.
Soft Flour Tacos ............ $4.50
warm flour tortillas stuffed with chili, cheddar
cheese, & lettuce, with sour cream and salsa.
Veggie Fajita Tortillas..... $4.95
fresh grilled veggies, cheddar cheese and spicy
sprouts fill these tortillas, served with sour
cream and salsa.
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The 11th annual benefit auction, "A Night in New
Orleans," for the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter was surely deemed a success by all who attended
and all who benefited.
The grand prize drawing, a trip to New Orleans
including hotel and air fare, was won by Tina Schavey,
owner of the Mutiny Inn in Holmes Beach.
Two other auctions brought in dollars for the Cen-
ter. A cream-puff, powder blue, 1977 AMC Hornet,
donated by Jim Boast Dodge, was won by Frank
Almeda and a fine art print by Sydney McKenna
was raffled and won by Maggie Wilkinson.
Throughout the evening, live auction donations
brought in top dollars for the annual benefit Estimated
revenue including the raffles topped $32,700 more
than any other year.
Chairpersons Christine Holmes and Linda Loken
deserve tremendous accolades for all their efforts -
from soliciting and collecting prizes, to arrangements
for the tables, to a delicious gourmet dinner, and espe-
cially a smooth-running system for payment and col-
lection of auction items.
The Decor of the Center's gym was the real sur-
prise. It was-in a word-beautiful. Not a term used
often in reference to a gymnasium but it's true. The
special touches of decorator Jean Baskin and piano
player Sam Lane added an air of noticeable atmosphere
Top money-getters from the auction included me
chartered fishing trips as usual, plus the dock construc-
tion, a planned trust, an architectural rendering and a
clay sculpture by the Center's own maintenance super-
visor, jack-of-all-trades, resident artist and aesthetic
practicioner, Woody Candish.
by Bonner Presswood
Community Center Board of Directors Chairman
Jerry Bowes and George O'Connor are all smiles at
the bar tended by newlyweds Sharon and Billy
O'Connor. Sorry you can't see the resemblance of
twins George and Billy but take it from us it's
striking. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood
Katie Holmes, age 11, assisted auctioneer
Bobby Smith by displaying items up for bid
including a package of advertising and T-
shirts donated by The Islander Bystander
and won in the bidding by Carol Heinze of
Anna Maria's Prudential real estate office.
By Master Chief J.D. Arndt
Station Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Please note that wearable personalflotation devices
for every person on all boats is now required
April 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot pleasure craft dis-
abled about 12 miles west of Anna Maria Island. The
vessel operator had radioed for a friend to come and
assist, but a passenger on the boat needed an insulin
shot before the expected arrival of the other vessel. The
station's 41-foot boat was dispatched to transport the
passenger back to the station.
April 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 17-foot pleasure craft with
one person on board overdue from a fishing trip in the
Venice area. The station began a communication check
of all local marinas, bridge tenders and others to at-
tempt to locate the overdue boat with negative results.
The station launched its 41-foot boat to search the area,
and requested a helicopter from Air Station Clearwater
to assist in the search. After an extensive search around
Venice Inlet, the helicopter located the individual atop
his overturned boat at 2:30 a.m. The air crew hoisted
the individual, who was in good condition, onto the
helicopter and transported him to Clearwater.
April 21, Boarding. A commercial fishing vessel
was issued a boating safety violation for negligent op-
erations after a Bradenton Beach Police officer saw
him crash his vessel into the Bradenton Beach Fishing
Pier twice and fall into the water. He was also cited
with hindering a boarding officer's duties by not com-
plying with the boarding officer's instruction to moor
his boat at the station when directed.
April 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot pleasure craft dis-
abled near Stump Pass. The station requested the assis-
tance of Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 21087042,
which provided a tow to the nearest port.
April 22, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
and issued a boating safety violation for not having
sufficient personal flotation devices on board, not hav-
ing a fully charged fire extinguisher, and not having an
FCC license for his VHF-FM radio. The vessel's voy-
age was terminated due to the safety violations.
April 24, Boarding. A dredge was cited with a pollu-
tion violation for discharging diesel fuel into the water.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 19, domestic disturbance, 100 block of
April 20, lost purse, 700 block of North Shore
April 20, possible drowning, beach end of Fir
Avenue. An unknown white female washed up on the
beach and was pulled ashore by the complainant. EMS
April 21, theft of a bicycle, 300 block of Hardin
April 20, criminal mischief, 100 block of Seventh
Street South. The complainant reported that a person
unknown threw approximately two dozen eggs against
his house and carport. Damage was $200.
April 20, grand theft, 2200 block of Avenue C.
The complainant reported he hired a white male sub-
ject to resurface the wood floors in his residence. The
subject was let into the house by other workmen. When
the complainant returned home, he found a camcorder
valued at $5,000, a camera valued at $500 and a calcu-
lator valued at $300 were missing.
April 20, Baker Act, 2500 block of Avenue B.
The subject was found confused and lost. She was un-
able to state her name or the day and was transported
to the hospital for evaluation.
April 21, theft of two bicycles valued at $300 and
$220, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Catalina Beach Resort.
April 22, domestic battery, bench warrant, Cortez
Beach. The officer responded to the 2100 block of
Avenue B in reference to a domestic battery and found
the suspect on the side of the road in the 700 block of
Gulf Drive North. The officer did a warrant check on
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the suspect and found a warrant for battery out of
Manatee County. He placed the suspect in custody.
The officer went to the victim's residence and she
said that, after leaving the Bridge Street Festival, the
suspect hit her, knocked her down and bit her on the
face. The officer noted she had a bite mark on the side
of her face.
April 22, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle
K. The clerk reported the subject entered the store, paid
for a drink and left the store without paying for gaso-
line. The officer observed the subject in his vehicle at
the corner of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street, pulled him
over and transported him back to the store to pay for the
April 24, domestic battery, 100 block of First
Street North. The victim reported she was walking past
her boyfriend's house when he called her over. The
subject and the victim began arguing and, according to
the report, he grabbed her by the waist and wouldn't let
her go. She began screaming and a witness called the
police. The subject was placed in custody.
April 25, petty theft of a vehicle tag, 2300 block
of Gulf Drive North.
April 26, theft of $2 in gasoline, 2513 Gulf Drive
N., Circle K.
April 20, disturbance, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria Elementary School. The officer responded in
reference to a juvenile with a firearm. He checked the
juveniles on the property for firearms but found none.
The officer found a marijuana pipe with residue in the
pocket of one of the juveniles, but he was unable to
perform a presumptive test due to the small amount of
residue. He confiscated the pipe and called the
April 21, found property a bicycle, 3900 block
of Gulf Drive.
April 21, animal, 200 block of 83rd Street. The
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complainant came to the police department to file a
complaint against a subject in an incident in which the
subject's dog was attacked by the complainant's dog.
The complainant said the subject jogs with her dog
unleashed and felt she should also be made to adhere
to the leash law.
April 21, grand larceny, 5501 Marina Drive,
Captain's Marina. The complainant reported he was
out of town and left his sailboat at the marina. Upon his
return he found the motor, valued at $1,541, missing.
April 22, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $25,
100 block of 39th Street. The bicycle was later recov-
ered in Anna Maria.
April 22, trespass, 5000 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported that a person unknown entered
her home, which is under construction, and pulled elec-
trical outlets out of the wall and broke pipes on a whirl-
pool bath. The officer noted that there was no forced
entry because there are no doors. He suggested the
complainant post a sign so trespassers can be charged.
April 23, traffic, fleeing to elude, 2700 block of
Gulf Drive. While operating radar the officer observed
the subject traveling at 59 mph. As the subject passed
the patrol car, the officer recognized the subject as
someone he has dealt with many times in the past.
The officer activated his emergency equipment in
order to stop the subject, who made a sharp right turn
onto 28th Street at a high rate of speed. According to
the report, the subject made a sharp left turn onto Av-
enue C at a high rate of speed, skidded to a stop in the
2800 block, jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot.
He refused to stop when the officer called to him.
Assisted by other officers, the officer was unable
to locate the subject. Bradenton Beach officers said
they had dealt with the subject one hour earlier on
Bridge Street and reported he was very intoxicated.
They advised him not to drive. The officer had the
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subject's vehicle towed.
The officer was unable to contact the subject but
reported that, when he does, the subject will be issued
citations for unlawful speed, failure to change the ad-
dress on his driver's license, no tag illumination, fail-
ure to notify the DMV of address change and fleeing
April 23, DUI, 100 block of 52nd Street. The of-
ficer observed William Ross, 28, of Holmes Beach,
operating his motorcycle in a careless manner. Accord-
ing to the report, Ross was driving on the wrong side
of the roadway, swerving and ran off the road and up
onto the sidewalk. Ross accelerated rapidly and braked
erratically as he approached a stop sign on at 52nd
Street on the wrong side of the road, according to the
report. The officer stopped Ross, administered field
performance tests and placed him in custody.
April 23, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant reported that a
group of juveniles was loitering, breaking the rules and
bothering customers. The officer spoke to the juveniles
and told them to stay away from the business and, if fur-
ther problems ensued, he would issue trespass warnings.
April 23, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at
$100,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
April 24, found property a bicycle, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
April 24, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
White Avenue. The victim parked his vehicle and went
to the beach. When he returned to the vehicle, he found
a CD case with CDs valued at $280 and shorts and cash
valued at $74 missing. A witness identified a suspect
who returned the items.
April 24, battery, 4200 Gulf Drive, parking lot of
Duffy's Tavern. The complainant reported he was
standing in the parking lot when a vehicle drove around
him. An argument ensued and the complainant said the
driver of the vehicle got out, hit him in the face and left
April 24, service, 500 block of 70th Street. The
officer responded in reference to a snake in the house
and found the snake in a reclining chair. The officer
moved the chair from the house and persuaded the
snake to leave.
April 24, trespass, 5313 Gulf Drive, Eckerd Drug
Store. The complaint reported a white male juvenile
had been shoplifting from the store but store personnel
were unable to catch him in the act. The officer issued
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a trespass warning to the juvenile.
April 24, petty larceny of a bicycle, 3000 block
of Gulf Drive.
April 24, petty larceny, 5804 Marina Drive,
American Car Wash. The complainant reported that a
person unknown removed a power wash component
valued at $150 from one of the bays.
April 25, found property a bicycle, 80th Street.
April 25, suspicious, 4100 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer was called to the residence in reference to
a brother and sister loudly arguing over popcorn and
disturbing the neighbors. Upon his arrival the dispute
was settled and the pair was sharing the popcorn.
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April 26, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $80,
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April 27, found property a bicycle, 3000 block
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April 27, burglary to an automobile, 3400 block
of Sixth Avenue. The complainant reported that a per-
son unknown entered his van four weeks ago and re-
moved a socket set valued at $150 and a cordless drill
valued at $150. He also reported a bicycle missing.
April 27, burglary, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
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10 PAGE 20 M MAY 4, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Local fossils feted, published
By Bob Ardren
Twelve new species of critters, four birds and eight
mammals, were recently discovered in our neighborhood
up around Cockroach Bay. Sad to say, they're all extinct
But for once, it's probably not mankind's fault.
That news comes from scientists at the University
of Florida who've just published what's being called "a
landmark event in paleontology." The 660-page, two-
volume report outlines the findings of 11 years of study
of a fossil menagerie uncovered in a pit between
Ruskin and Cockroach Bay.
We do live in what paleontologists call "Bone
Valley" of course, a swath of million-year-old-plus
fossils just under the surface of the soil and running
roughly from the headwaters of Tampa Bay to the
mouth of the Peace River. Why that's here is a whole
story in itself for another time.
So it wasn't a great surprise 11 years ago when
Leisey Shell Corp. stumbled on the bone deposit while
digging shell for road projects. The company called in
the Florida Museum of Natural History and then, in a
move rare indeed by money-making companies, of-
fered to go dig somewhere else for six months while
paleontologists went about their work.
Over the past decade scientists have cataloged
more than 40,000 bones from the site, many of them
skulls dating back 1.5 million years. The total cache is
known as the Leisey collection.
The interesting discoveries include a giant bird of
prey, an ancient ancestor of the California condor -
which is today fighting extinction. Other previously
unknown birds found include a species of cormorant
and two spoonbills.
The skeleton of a previously unknown 1.5 million-
year-old Florida horse, Equus, was found at the site and
is being slowly reconstructed for display next year at
the University of Florida. Likewise, a saber-toothed
tiger, 100 times older than those found in the La Brea
Tar Pits in California, was also previously unknown to
have lived here.
Scientists say the big cat is only about half the size
of its 15,000-year-old descendants, but has a lot more
teeth. The skull is also much more square than that of
Other mammals discovered at the site include a
tiny armadillo, a large ground sloth, a form of raccoon,
two types of rats and a giant beaver.
And here you thought all the fossils in this area are
to be found either living in trailer parks or working for
Alligator hunters notice
If you've had an itch to be one of those crazy folks
licensed by the state each year to go out and hunt down
gators, here's your chance. But don't say I didn't warn
Prospective hunters have until June 1 to obtain an
application for Florida's annual September gator hunt
from any regional office of the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission. Approximately 550 hunters
will be chosen by lottery and notified by June 30.
Jim Mixon Insurance, Inc.,
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Nearest office to us is Lakeland. Phone (813) 648-
3203 for more information. The license costs $250 for
Floridians and $1,000 for non-residents. Remember,
don't say I didn't warn you.
And lastly, let me join the chorus telling boaters
By Scott Dell
AMICC Little League President
Last week's game of the week had to be the
thriller between Haley's Motel and Anna Maria
Fire Department. Going into the top half of the
sixth and final inning, Haley's was trailing 7-5.
With one out and the game on the line,
Hunter Green walked, which was followed by a
real little league rally three base hits by Ricky
Buckelew, Alan Jenkins and Jason Loomis
loaded the bases for Tim Hasse. Tim drove in the
tying and winning runs with a two-out stand-up
double, capping a four-run rally for Haley's.
The score was 9-7 with Haley's ahead, but
AMFD didn't give up. Travis Wicklund walked
and scored a run on a Mark Rudacille double of
his own, but with two outs and Rudacille on third
base for the tying run, Evan Goldsen struck out
the next AMFD batter for the Haley's Motel 9-8
In the minor leagues, things are really heat-
ing up. Any team can beat any other team on any
given night, and with teams like Bali-Hai, Uncle
Dans Place and the Jim Boast Dodgers getting
better and better each week, it will be interesting
to see who comes out on top.
sponsored by Flotilla 81
The ladies of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
will present a lecture by noted world explorer Wilma
Bussey on Monday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Flotilla
81 Training Center, 4028 129th St., Cortez, north of the
Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The lecture is part of the group's on going "An-
other Adventurous Evening" series.
Admission is free.
For reservations and information about the series
call Shirley Ann Northrop at 722-6971.
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that "cushions don't count anymore." Starting last
Monday, all watercraft, regardless of size, must provide
a wearable life jacket for everyone aboard. It's a Coast
Guard regulation now, and you can be sure new-sher-
iff-in-town Arndt over there at Cortez Station is going
to be enforcing it. As well he should.
See you next week.
D. Coy Ducks
W. Bay Athletic
Jim Boast Dodgers
Tip of the Island
Uncle Dans Place
League, to April 29
(2nd Half) (Year)
W L W L
2 0 9 3
1 0 9 2
1 1 6 6
0 1 3 8
0 2 2 10
League leading stats to April 27
Name Team G AB H RBI Avg.
Mike Patterson Ducks 11 32 18 6 .563
Taylor Bernard WAC 9 27 13 7 .481
Ricky Buckelew Haley's 10 31 13 8 .419
Tim Hasse Haley's 10 27 10 11 .370
Andy Rauch Kiwanis 10 11 4 4 .364
Travis Wicklund AMFD 11 38 13 11 .342
Dusty Andricks Haley's 10 15 5 3 .333
Here's one golf
tourney for the birds
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary will hold its
Third Annual Pelican Classic Golf Tournament on
Saturday, May 6, at Tatum Ridge Golf Links. Tro-
phies and prizes will be awarded to the top players
and will include a hole-in-one contest with a win-
ner receiving a new car. Tee times are available on
a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 7 a.m.
Information or to reserve a tee-time: 388-1753.
Anna Maria Island Tides
ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu5/4 5:08 1.2ft 7:30 1.1ft 2:47 2.2ft 10:23 0.0ft
Fri5/5 6:16 1.2ft 8:20 1.1ft 3:36 2.1ft 11:18 0.1ft
Sat 5/6 7:19 1.3ft 9:37 1.2ft 4:38 2.0ft -
Sun5/7 8:08 1.4ff 12:16 0.1ft 5:51 1.8ft 11:36a1.2ft
Mon5/8 8:43 1.5ft 1:07 0.2ft 7:17 1.7ft 1:20 1.1ft
Tue5/9 9:12 1.7ft 1:56 0.3ft 8:40 1.6ft 2:40 0.9ft
Wed 5/10 9:40 1.9ft 2:38 0.5ft 9:55 1.6ft 3:38 0.6ft
SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1 06 later
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Snook fever climbs scale for backwater anglers
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook action is very, very good right now and
should only get better as time passes. If the redfish
catches are any indication, this season will be tremen-
dous for the big spotties, but remember to catch and
release the reds for a little bit longer. Offshore, grou-
per fishing is great, but the kingfish run is just about
over for the year with only a few sporadic catches re-
ported this week.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said bait finally
showed up this weekend. Pier anglers there are doing
well with mackerel, pompano, snook and a few catch-
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
there are catching a few mackerel, a few small snook
and some reds.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 80 head of Key West grunts, sea bass
and sand perch. The six-hour trip averaged 100 head of
vermilion snapper, porgies, Key West grunts, red and
black grouper. The nine-hour trip averaged 60 head of red
and black grouper, mangrove snapper and porgies.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Harold Ander-
son of New York and his party limited-out on snook
this week. Jeff of New Hampshire, 14, brought back a
mixed bag of reds and trout, but tops for the week were
a 36-inch snook, a 30-inch catch-and-release redfish
and a 26-inch trout.
Lee at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said the
Bradenton Sertoma Club had a grouper tournament,
'with the winner tipping the scales with a total weight
A good day's catch
Lee Heineman, with wife Tammy, proudly displays a
couple cobia caught offshore. The larger of the two
fish was 37 inches long. Islander Photo: Courtesy
of 59 pounds. Other angling highlights for the week
included good catches of trout, flounder and a lot of
catch-and-release reds. Offshore, look for the last of the
kingfish to move through.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's been catching a lot of
cobia, kingfish, grouper and snapper. Offshore action
is excellent right now, Capt. Phil added.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing can't get
much better than it is right now, with limit catches
caught on almost every trip.
Capt. Mark Bradow, who seems to be specializ-
ing on flyfishing of late, said he's been doing very well
with trout and reds.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said bonita are jumping in
45-55 feet of water. There are also a lot of big, hungry
jacks out there in the Gulf, with some of them being
caught in the 18-pound range. Farther out, look for red,
black and gag grouper near any underwater structure.
Capt. Dave is finding kings sort of hit-and-miss, a sign
the season may have run its course.
On my boat Magic I've been bringing back lots of
big trout, some up to 25 inches in length, several keeper
snook in the 34-inch range, and lots and lots of catch-
and-release reds. Some trips are finding upwards of 30
reds being caught.
Capt. Tom Chaya said snook, redfish and trout
have all been his best bets.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said grouper action
offshore remains excellent right now, but kings are
over the peak for the spring run. Inshore, snook action
is very good, and there are plenty of reds for the catch-
ing and releasing, since the season hasn't started yet
Good luck and good fishing.
Little League baseball schedule
Major League games
Anna Maria Island Community Center
Thursday, May 4 7 p.m. I
Friday, May 5 4:45 p.m. R
Monday, May 8 7 p.m. D
Tuesday, May 9 7 p.m. H
Wednesday, May 10 7 p.m. V
Minor League games
Anna Maria Island Community Center
Thursday, May 4 4:45 p.m. 1
Friday, May 5 7 p.m. U
Saturday, May 6 12:30 p.m. C
Monday, May 8 4:45 p.m. 1
Tuesday, May 9 4:45 p.m. C
Wednesday, May 10 4:45 p.m. Ji
Tee Ball games
Anna Maria Island Community Center
Saturday, May 6 9 a.m. B
Saturday, May 6 10 a.m. B
Saturday, May 6 11 am. C
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iwanis vs. Anna Maria Fire District
). Coy Ducks vs. Haley's Motel
). Coy Ducks vs. Kiwanis
Haley's Motel vs. Anna Maria Fire District
Vestbay Athletic Club vs. D. Coy Ducks
Betsy Hills vs. Tip of the Island
Jncle Dan's Place vs. Bali-Hai
qualityy Builders vs. Jim Boast Dodge
letsy Hills vs. Uncle Dan's Place
quality Builders vs. Tip of the Island
im Boast Dodge vs. Bali-Hai
teach Bistro vs. Anna Maria Pest Control
leach House Restaurant vs. Air & Energy
continentall Kitchen vs. A. Paradise Realty
Betsy Hills minor-leaguer Kyle Dale stays for some
post-game batting practice with coaches Gib Bergquist
and Robert Dale. Bergquist guesses he's been with the
league for a decade. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn
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600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 236 Westbay
Cove, a,2bed/2bath 1100 sfla bay front condo built in
1977, was sold 3/23/95, McFarland to Leon & Ditton,
for $146,000; list $157,000.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 163 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a 2bed/2bath 1450 sfla condo built in 1978,
was sold 3/21/95, Straus to Croucher, for $128,000; list
7104 Marina Dr,. Holmes Beach, a ground level
4bed/3bath/2car/pool duplex of 2098 sfla, built in 1969
on a 70x123 irregular lot with private drive off 71st St,
was sold 3/20/95, Meyers to Christmann, for $185,000;
110 49th St, HB, a ground level 2,000 sfla 3bed/
2.5bath/2car home, built in 1967 on a 100x100 lot, was
sold 3/29/95, Huseas to Cashin & Simek for $200,000;
2503 Avenue B, BB, a 50x100 duplex lot, was sold
3/31/95, Perez to Haaksman, for $55,000; list $55,000.
414 Clark Dr, HB, a ground level 1,026 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home, built in 1967 on a 100x100 lot, was
sold 3/30/95, Altrichter to Ellington & Sullivan, for
$88,500; list unknown.
415 28th St, HB, a canal front lot measuring 80x120,
was sold 3/30/95, Hall & Markou to Martinek, for
$137,500; list unknown.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, exclusively for The Islander Bystander. 1995.
The Prudential Florida Realty recently recognized
Karin Stephan, T. Dolly Young and Carol Heinze for
their achievements in 1994.
Stephan was awarded entry into the President's
Circle and is a member of the Leading Edge Society.
Young was recognized for the second time as a member
of the Leading Edge Society. Heinze became a member
of the Multi-Million Dollar Club.
OPEN HOUSE *
SUNDAY MAY 7 1-4
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 6323 Gulf Dr. Holmes
Beach. Just like new! 3BR, 2BA townhouse. Brand new
berber carpet, paint and turn-key furnished. Beautiful tropi-
cal setting and community pool. Steps to the Gulf. Great
assumable financing $169,500. $164.500. Call GULF-BAY
REALTY of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.
309 PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA 778-7244
GREAT HOLMES BEACH LOCATION Nicely deco-
rated, turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit at Ocean Park
Terrace. Great view of the Gulf from master bedroom
and screened porch. Pool, secured lobby, elevator and
walking beach enhance this vacation home or great
rental possibility. Priced at $169,000. Call Ed Oliveria.
LAGOON VIEW from this 1BR/1 BA Runaway Bay unit
with washer/dryer, extra closet space, all new appli-
ances and close to the pool. Across the street from the
beach, second home or great rental with on-site rental
management all for $78,900. Call Ed Oliveira.
BAY VIEWS and
mouth of canal
frontage from deep
water lot in prime
residential area within
walking distance to
beach. Priced at
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. Start-
ing 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.
BEACH PLAZA Affordable Island living with excel-
lent Gulf views in this 2BR/1BA unit in small com-
plex, across the street from wide walking beach.
Good central location, close to shopping and restau-
rants. Strong rental opportunity. Reduced to
$73,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
Workout Center introduces chair massage
The Workout Center introduced a new massage during the massage makes it convenient and easy.
service called the "vitality break." The 12-minute Call 778-7975 for an appointment. The Workout
acupressure massage is performed in a specially de- Center is located in Anna Maria Island Centre, at
signed chair. Wearing beach attire or full clothing 3328 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE REDUCED: Bayfront 2 bedroom, 2
bath corner ground floor condo in park like setting.
Steps to heated pool and tennis court. Furnished turn-
key. Outstanding value at $118,000. Call Carol R. Wil-
liams, 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.
GREAT INCOME PROPERTY: 6-plex, 3 buildings (#1-
2 efficiencies, #2-1 BR/1BA, 3BR/1 BA, #3-1BR/1BA and
studio) on 2 building lots. All apartments recently refur-
bished. Currently fully rented to annual tenants. Just steps
away from Gulf. OWNER FINANCING! POSITIVE CASH
FLOW AFTER EXPENSES! Low maintenance for absen-
tee ownership. 2707 & 2705 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
$350,000. Call Michael Advocate 778-0608 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MAY 4, 1995 0 PAGE 23 BG
Small businesses feted on
Longboat Key May 4
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Second
Annual Small Business Person of the Year Awards
breakfast will be held Thursday, May 4 at Cedars Cafe,
545 Cedars Court from 8-9:30 am.
Two categories will be awarded: a top entrepre-
neur whose business is more than three years old,
and a "rookie of the year" award for businesses less
than three years old.
,, ^ j Informal Approach
778-7777 or 778-4399
I GULFSTREAM REALTY
5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Small Business Person of the Year nominees are:
Joyce Fuller Brown, PaperChase Office Supply;
Carmen Carter, Longboat Key Medical Center; Jim
and Barbara Burk, The Village Scribe; Su Byron and
Marty Fugate, Sarasota Arts Review; Larry Pearson,
Larry Pearson Air Conditioning; Eilene Wozniak,
Eilene and Gene's Ceramic Island; Barbara Wright,
Wright and Associates; Mickael Nink, Wedebrock
Real Estate Co.; and Cleon Dixon, Aussie LTD.
with gulfview. 2/
2, Berber carpet
Call Jennifer Jones
5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
"Rookie of the Year" nominees are: Nick Bonfrere,
Poseidon Restaurant; Annette Tidwell-Keller, Michele
Knuese, Jan Jordan, The Longboat Connection; Bonner
Presswood, The Islander Bystander, Phyllis Betz and
Judy Webster, Panache Magazine; and Javier Curiel,
Poco Loco Mexican Cuisine.
Cost of the breakfast is $15.
For information or reservations, call 383-2466.
Come ride with me!
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When Buying or Selling,
Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
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BELIEVE IT OR NOT ... AVAILABLE!!
Enjoy direct waterfront on beautiful Palma Sola
Bay. Pool with spa. Nice open plan, 3 bedrooms -
split plan. Located 5 minutes to beach in Flamingo
Cay. $219,000. #63308. Call Wedebrock Real
Estate Co. 383-5543.
WEDEBROCK REAL ESTATE CO.
(813) 383-5543 6350 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key
ISLND EALY GOUPISLND EATY ROU ISANDREATY ROP6ILAN RELTYGROP ILA
GULF FRONT ESTATE
Magnificent custom designed 3 bed-
room, 3.5 bath plus master suite fea-
tures quality craftsmanship and superb
design! 100 ft. of private Gulf beach and
situated in the middle of tropical foliage,
this is a one-of-a-kind Island property.
Added amenities include workshop, spa-
cious shower plus three undercover
parking locations. New metal roof har-
monizes with the deep blue-green Gulf
water. Owner financing. Offered at
$950,000. Call Marie Franklin, 778-2259
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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
AND Professional Services In New Construction & Design, Existing Property
Sales, Lot Sales, Free Market Analysis, Home Warranty, Free Network to Other
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STEPS TO THE BEACH!
How would you like to own a 4 bedroom 3 bath architectur-
ally designed nearly new home. This house should be in
"House Beautiful." Too many wonderful features to mention!
Must be seen to appreciate. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-
5287 or Kathy Granstad at 778-4136. Just $289,000.
Lovely modem home with boat dock in area of new homes.
Convenient Holmes Beach location. 3BR/2BA show like a
new home. Vaulted ceilings and large screened porch. Won't
last long at $199,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
or Pat Jackson eves at 778-3301.
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This 3BR/2.5BA elegant quality built home has it all! Oak
floors with 10' ceilings, formal living and dining rooms,
breakfast nook, family room, fireplace plus a wrap-around
porch with a lovely view of canal. 70' dock and deep wa-
ter makes perfect location for yachts. $329,000.
.? ofAnna Maria, Inc.
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ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929
A SMALL CASTLE ON KEY ROYALE
631 Foxworth. 3BR/3.5BA1den/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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Let me help you find the rental
property that will meet your
needs. Summer rentals now
available, single family homes
both near and on beach.
Please call today!
Alice Zoller, Rental Agent
LEALTY (813) 778-0426
420 Pine Av. Box 155
a Inc. Anna Maria, FL 34216
LOCATIONII Very nice 2 story home in newer
sub. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, with fireplace. 4th bed-
room could be a den or office. Large screened
area. Southern exposure. Good schools. #63277.
$119,500. Call Horace Gilley 792-0758.
WELL KEPT ... Gulf to Bay community offer-
ing heated pool, clubhouse, private fishing dock
and 150' of deeded gulf access. 2 bedroom, 1
bath turnkey furnished. #63498. $79,900. Call
Carol Heinze eves at 792-5721.
MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT ESTATE: Pristine
bayviews with 2 boat docks. 3 or 4 bedroom, 3
bath, open floor plan with light and views. 4th
bedroom can be used as office/den. 5+ acres,
room for second home. Ideal for gallery display of
art and distinctive taste in decor. #63464.
$420,000. Call T. Dolly Young eves at 778-5427.
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140 FEET OF
View. Totally reno-
White tile, open,
kitchen, great for
60 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria
Architecturally designed home on large (3) lots.
4 bedroom, 4 bath with waterviews! Multi-level
living room, fireplaces, built-ins, perfect for en-
tertaining. Security system. Secluded deep wa-
ter canal. Come see, stay and make and offer.
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MOTEL 6 apt. units. Steps to beach. Modem. Central
H/A. Location! Potential 18% ROI. Must see to appreci-
RESTAURANT FACILITY Seats 85 + 21 outdoors. On-
site parking. 2,000 sq. ft., 2 COP, fumishings/equipment
including 900 sq. ft. 2 bedroom apt $520,000.
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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.
601 St. Judes: Four bedroom 2 bath "Florida
Cracker Home." Well maintained and upgraded.
Has possibility for an in-law situation. Some furi-
ture. You'll love the wide natural pine floors. New
carpeting. Fans and all appliances. $135,000. Call
Rose Schnoerr, REALTOR.
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518 Bayview: Canal home with two docks, 2 bed-
rooms plus den (3rd bedroom?) plus 2 baths. One
car garage. Lots of fruit trees. Gourmet kitchen with
3/4 inch granite counter top. Call to see this home.
$179,000. Call for Rose Schnoerr, REALTOR.
Call Rose Schnoerr for details.
REALTORW GRI LTG
778-2261 OR 778-7780
of Anna Maria [
Island Office 1994-
S. 'Toll Free 1-800-432-6327 MLS
TillIT RVI I IN 4 IlM MVITI
Close to 68th St. Beach. Spacious 1,300 sq. ft.
beauty with garage, updated kitchen & ceramic tile
Florida room. Plus a nice 900 sq. ft. side. Both 2BR/
1BA sides include window treatments, furnishings
and more. Double your pleasure a must see! Hurry,
please call Nick Patsios at 778-2261 or 778-4642 for
an escorted tour. 2-for-1 price only $179,900.
.MLS l neaL nleatL Ofc: 778-2261
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. O. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria FL 34216
LUXURIOUS WATERFRONT POOL HOME
Deep Canal with Direct Bay and Gulf Access. This beauti-
ful 3 bedroom, 3 bath canalfront home offers the very finest
amenities throughout Features include Pella window and slid-
ing glass doors, Kohlerbathroom fittings, peach ceramic tiled
floors in kitchen and foyer, wood burning fireplace, electric
boat lift, sauna, and free form solar heated swimming pool!
Live the island dream for only $375,0001
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PANASONIC MICROWAVE seldom used, perfect con-
dition. Ornate antique round mirror, pair of gold table
lamps, 2 small occasional tables. 778-3998.
PACE SAVER electric cart. 3 yrs old. Cart cover, 2 bat-
teries, battery charger included. $600 obo. 778-2961.
ETHAN ALLEN sectional bedroom furniture (comer desk
& chair, dresser, sm. chest, bed, M. & S., night table),
recliner, corner table with stereo inside. 778-9144.
BAR STOOLS & TOOLS, 4 high, cushioned, wood/metal
stools. Bobstitch air staple gun & T-nailer, 2 boxes 3/8"
x 1 1/14" staples. 778-7070.
APPLIANCES GE extra large, heavy duty W/D, top of the
line, pair $425. Over the range hood light microwave combo,
top of the line, $200. Sofa sleeper & matching loveseat;
gorgeous, quality, like new, $550/set. 778-3320.
VANITY UNITS 36"x22" and 44"x22", complete sink,
faucets, etc. $85-100. Tub & screen $50. Mirror 36"x36"
with vanity. 778-9480.
RATTAN SOFA, chair, 2 tables, $275. Lawnmowers self
propelled $50, manual $25. 778-5352.
SMALL FREEZER, like new. $100. 778-7830
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
ARA GES LES
YARD SALE One day only, Friday, May 5. 8-7. Gulf
to 22nd, turn right on Ave. A, left on 20th place till end.
778-7901. Oriental furniture & accessories, Buddas,
wall plaques, Gorsen seats, tables, cabinets, accesso-
ries, plus more.
YARD SALE Thurs., Fri. & Sat., May 4, 5, & 6. 9-6.
Bradenton Beach Ave. A at 21st Place. Misc., household,
knick knacks, clothes, etc.
ARTIST MOVING Sat, May 6.9-3.327 Tarpon St, Anna
Maria. Totem Poles, plates, vases, sculpture; light-dome
show canopy, display & work tables, large plants, furniture.
SALE! Sat., May 6. 8 till ? 2908 Ave. E. #3. King mat-
tress, springs & frame, navy leather recliners, rattan
table w/4 chairs. Other furniture, cookware, stainless,
clothes, shoes, jewelry, misc. 778-2692. -
MOVING SALE Sat., May 6. 9-5. 2403 Avenue B,
Bradenton Beach. Furniture, twins or bunks, dresser
sets, Ig. cream desk, maternity size 8, toys, plants.
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; and Saturday
9-10AM. For info call Geri 779-2129.
WANTED WW II, Korea, Vietnam and other veterans
of Foreign War to join Island VFW Post. Call NOW! Bob
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. House calls. Cats
or dogs. Day-Week-or Month. Reasonable Rates. (Is-
land only). 778-1012.
'95 CHEVY S-10 Blazer. Burgundy, auto, air, PW, PB, power
locks, fully loaded & over $2,000 in after factory extras. Only
10K miles. Asking $23,000. Call Anytime 320-0110.
FORD ESCORT station wagon. 1984, 91,300 miles,
good condition. $1,000 or best offer. 778-5908.
88 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4-door, fully equipped,
very good condition, 66,000 miles, well maintained.
$5,900 OBO. 778-6126, 778-6127.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard Magic.
Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
IF YOU HAVE A BOAT but still have trouble catching
fish, you need to call me. Third-generation Florida fish-
ing guide for hire. U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Versatile
and capable of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, marlin
and dolphin in the Florida Keys or offshore grouper and
snapper. Have good numbers for offshore reefs and
barges. Ask for David Futch. 813-778-1102.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT. 778-7039.
SCUBA SCRUB Mobile underwater hull cleaning. Let
us remove those unwanted barnacles today. Monthly
service or one time cleaning available. 778-8681.
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 Mu-
seum, 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.
PART TIME MAINTENANCE person pool experience
helpful but not necessary. Island Condo Complex. Re-
ply in writing to Martinique Condo Assn. 5200 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
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PERICO BAY CLUB Villa built in
1991. Beautifully furnished two bed-
rooms and two baths with garage. Long
driveway for guest parking. Many ameni-
ties. $129,900. MLS #63157. Call Rose
KEY ROYALE ON DEEP WATER
CANAL 3BR/2BA elevated with inside
stairway, vaulted ceilings, 4 decks. 2-car
garage, lots of storage. $179,900.
MLS#62503. Rose Schnoerr 778-7780.
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Bobye is the only remaining Char-
ter Member of Neal & Neal's Anna
Maria office. She has earned her
GRI designation and Broker status.
She has been a consistent million
dollar plus producer and active in
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS -
Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA showcase unit
in a garden setting. Overlooks pool from
glassed and screened porch. Needs noth-
ing just move in. $129,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791 or 778-
4891. MLS #63113.
COZY, rear, one bedroom in Sunbow
Bay, adorable, contemporary unit with nice
view of green area. Boat slips, beach, fish-
ing, tennis all available. $84,900. MLS
#62518. Call John Green 778-3167.
RARE OPPORTUNITY 2BR/1.5BA
Gulf view unit. Turnkey furnished.
$115,900. Won't last at his price. Call
Bobye Chasey 778-1532.
FHA ASSUMABLE DUPLEX Fully
rented, stable tenants. Walk to Gulf.
Plenty of storage. Great investment prop-
erty. $137,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-6791 or 778-4891
PERICO BAY CLUB
870 Audubon Dr..................................... $99,000
876 Audubon Dr........................ ........... $86,000 j
706 Estuary .......................................... 89,900
831 Audubon Dr............................... $120,000
1105 Edgewater Circle ...................... $129,900
509 Sanderling Circle ........................ 129,900
513 Sanderling Circle ......................... $129,900
1241 Edgewater Circle ...................... $139,900
1115 Roseate Court.............................. $142,900
1341 Perico Point Circle ...................... $163,000
1020 Ibis court ..................................... $168,500
941 Sandpiper Circle ........................... $110,000
1261 Spoonbill Landings ................... $153,500
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COQUINA BEACH CLUB 2BR/2BA
directly overlooking wide beach. Gor-
geous sunsets from all rooms. fur-
nished Great rental opportunity. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791 or
778-4891. MLS #62550.
PERICO BAY CLUB 3BR/2BA on cul-
de-sac. Ceramic tile in kitchen & foyer.
New carpeting. Pools, tennis & security.
$142,500. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-7780.
FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Open Six Days a Week
Weekly Rentals From $450
Perico Bay Club from $700 mo.
Westbay Point Moorings 3/2
with boat dock $900 mo.
2501 Gulf Drive 2/2 with
Julie Gulf view $7.00 mo.
Call (813) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665
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LaI Hauling* By the cut orby the month.
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Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
Remodeling Service Calls
1265 28th Avenue W. Bradenton 741-8900
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FREE EXPERT ADVICE
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IHLWANTD Cntned. OE IMROEMNTCotiue
CARING BABY-SITTER wanted by adorable 18 month
old. Would like someone with a little playmate. Ref. re-
quired. FT, M-F. 778-0595.
WANTED One beefy-armed horseshoe player, male
or female, who can toss one heck of a horseshoe. part-
ner needed for Islander Bystander tournament 6/24/95.
Call Joy Courtney 778-5405.
WANTED GROUNDS WORKER to clear underside of
stilted duplex for laying concrete and build flower bed
with excavated materials. 778-9480.
"RELIABLE daytime health care Mon.-Fri. for disabled
and memory impaired adults through Manatee Council
on Aging. Transportation available. 748-6974."
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.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk... whatever your hauling
needs. Call Eddie O. 705-0221.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
COMMERCIAL DIVING, prop replacement, seawall
maintenance, Joint sealing, erosion control. Best work
in town at the right price. Local resident of 12 years.
Work guaranteed, local references. Cliff, 779-2522.
CRIBS! BEDS! BIKES! We fill your rental needs. Small
family business striving to serve you best. Ask about va-
cation child care and personal lawn service too. Island
residents with excellent references. See ad. 778-6438.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible. Ex-
cellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
MOTHER OF ONE will babysit your child in my Island
home for $80 a week, meals included, morning hours
til 4 pm. Call Betty Jo. 779-2038.
FREE TREE SERVICE Plumeria (Frangipani) trees
only. Free trimming and removal. Trees also bought
and sold. Have many colors and sizes. The Plumeria
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED -The best news in town and the
best results from classified ads and service advertising!
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your conve-
nience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax, shampoo,
engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned,
tires & trim dressed and much more. Protect your invest-
ment. Call Damon on mobile number 320-0110. Please
leave a message for quick reply 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 references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody, sham-
poo-steam, deodorize, living rm, dining rm & hall, $34.95.
11 year in the business. No hidden prices. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM -VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK/GLASS BLOCK/stone/pavers/custom homes/
fireplaces/planters/decorative walls. Lic #MC-00318.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of home
repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experience. Insured,
island resident, references available. Jim 779-2129.
LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your screen re-
pairs, window cleaning, small paint jobs, lawn & yard.
Thorough & careful. References. Peter 778-8436.
DON COLEMAN PAINTING Residential, commercial,
interior, exterior. Free estimates, 30 yrs experience.
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. Avail-
able 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.
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.
VACATION RENTALS Week or month. Call Denise or
Lisa, Wagner Realty. 778-2246.
ANNA MARIA Gulf & Bay views, 1BR, 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 Estate,
BAYVIEW with boat dock, furnished 2BR/1BA rental
available April 1. $1,000/mo includes utilities, washer/
dryer, enclosed garage. No pets. Call Island Real Es-
1995-96 SEASON, 1BR apartment near Rod & Reel
PERICO BAY CLUB unfurnished 2BR/2BA, pristine bayfront,
carport, appliances. $850/mo plus $850 security. No pets.
Prudential Florida Realty T. Dolly Young 778-0766.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA condo has washer &
dryer, $750/mo. 1BR/1BA ground floor apartment 2
blocks from beach, $475/mo. Call Denise or Lisa,
Wagner Realty 778-2246.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT furnished. 778-5814.
WANTED TO RENT 2BR unfurnished house, duplex on
Island that will accept pets. 751-1121.
Buy it. Sell it. Find it. The Islander Bystander.
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Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish,
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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.
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RENALS *ontnue RAL SATECotiue
SEASONAL ONLY Nov.-April. Holmes Beach rental.
Furnished 2BR/2.5BA, Florida room, washer & dryer,
enclosed garage. Near Gulf. Owner/Realtor 792-8340.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock on Bay. Fully fur-
nished, tum-key, W/D. Clean, quiet, breezy. Available
now, by week $250 or month $600. Perfect for retired
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA apartment, available May
15. $400/mo. 778-6746.
ROOM-MATE WANTED -To share Holmes Beach duplex.
Clean, quiet, smoker ok. 778-7964/778-1945 message.
MINI-VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.-
Wed. or Mon.-Thurs. 2 people/4 nights $135. Kitchens.
1.5 min to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Motel & Resort
COMMERCIAL STUDIO 500 sq. ft., with full bath, Gulf view.
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. $385/mo. 778-6126/778-6127.
RESPONSIBLE husband & wife needs 2 to 3 bedroom
condo or house on AMI or LBK. Unfurnished, annual
2BR/1BA COTTAGE, 1BR/1BA Bayfront, Bradenton
Beach. $475/mo. 331-8168.
FURNISHED one and two bedroom rentals avail-
able until December. $550 and $750/mo. Anna
Maria Realty, 778-2259.
MODERN DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, all appliances, 1/2
block to beach, covered parking & locked storage. Avail-
able 6/1, $750/mo, annual plus deposit. 778-9689.
HOLMES BEACH 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Fur-
nished, laundry facilities, seasonal, yearly, near
CONDO 1BR/1BA, quiet community, pool, steps to
Gulf, located on Bay. 3 month minimum. 778-2920.
WANTED ROOM-MATE, retirement age. Private
room & bath, use of entire house. Terms negotiable.
RENTAL NEEDED June or July, family relocating. 2-
3 bedroom, 2 bath, good schools, clean. 407-856-7104
or send info to 1792 Pam Circle, Orlando, FL 32809.
3BR/1BA HOUSE large kitchen, covered parking,
sundecks, quiet street, 2 blks to beach. Available June
1. Pets ok. $800/mo water & sewer included. 778-0192.
CHARMING NORTH END beach cottage. Available
May-Oct. Designer furnished turnkey. Steps to Gulf.
3BR/2.5BA. Drive by 806 Jacaranda. 746-6269.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA apt. W/D hookup. Nice! Peacock
Lane, Holmes Beach. $650/mo plus security. 778-4084,
778-6541 or pager 569-1591.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
PRIVATE PARTY is looking to buy an island lot, rental
or income property with 10% down seller financing. Fax
info. to 414-332-4898.
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.
BAYFRONT CONDO one of a kind! Close to beach and
in-town shopping. $139,500. Call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate 778-6066.
PRICE REDUCED! Totally updated 3BR/3BA canalfront
home with private dock and elevator. $279,900. Call Ri-
chard Freeman, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
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 af-
ter 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
INVEST! Several Island 2plexes & 4plexes available.
Get all the facts from Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX
FOR SALE BY OWNER
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.
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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND club Gulf front condo, 2BR/
2BA unit offering a beautiful view of the beach.
$210,000. Contact Loyd Robbins, Harry E. Robbins
Assoc. Inc. Realtor 921-5351 or aft/hrs 921-7158.
OPEN HOUSE 2:00 5:00. Sunday, May 7 at 510
South Bay Blvd. in Anna Maria. 3 bedroom bayfront
home with fabulous views. $299,000. Hostess Yvonne
Higgins RE/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
DEEP WATER CANAL, Newly remodeled 4BR/2BA
home, 222 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, by owner. $219,500.
call 778-2681 for appointment.
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.
WANTED INVESTMENT PROPERTY by overseas
cash purchaser especially stilted duplexes, must
be cheap handyman special, repos, estate sales
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