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MAY 18, 1995
Cable confirms: better signal, more services
By Cynthia Finn
Sometime in the next year, Paragon Cable will
begin installing an underwater crossing that will give
Island cable television subscribers the same services
now available to mainland customers.
Rosemary Carlson, Paragon's vice president/gen-
eral manager, confirms that the company is in negotia-
tions with a contractor to tie the mainland and the Is-
land together via a fiber-optic line that will upgrade
transmittal and make the Island available for the "fu-
turistic services" ahead in the industry.
The Island now has a separate head-end system which
receives and distributes the signal on the Island. The new
crossing will transmit the signal from Paragon's main
head-end site on 15th Street East in Bradenton.
By Pat Copeland
It was a "crime" that Anna Maria's emergency per-
sonnel had to wait 15 minutes for an ambulance after a
woman was pulled out of the surf recently, said Anna
Maria Fire Commissioner John VanOstenbridge last
"It seems that our ambulance was again off the Is-
land when this woman was pulled out of the water," he
told the board. "We were first on the scene and our men
brought this woman on the board up to the street and
still waited 15 minutes."
Responding ambulances were #3 and #11, said Fire
Chief Andy Price. The Island's ambulance, #4, the
Cortez ambulance, #9, and the West Side ambulance,
#8, were all on other calls.
"This lady died and this disturbs me," stressed
VanOstenbridge. "We're here to perform a service for
our people and they're paying taxes for this service.
Here is just what our chiefs been talking about. It's
time somebody faces the fact that we need more ambu-
lances and that we have to get the ball rolling."
He also questioned why two were sent when there
was a shortage of ambulances.
"What bothers me is the statement was made that
the ambulance was off the Island only four times last
year," added Price. "When that statement appeared in
the newspaper, we started keeping track of it. In three
weeks, the ambulance was off the Island 21 times. The
day the article appeared the medic unit was sent in town
to stand by at Blake Hospital four times."
"When you move off this Island, you end up with
a serious problem because you may not get back on,"
noted Commissioner Glenn Bliss.
Price told of another example when a person had a
cardiac arrest Island emergency personnel brought the
patient back to life but the ambulance had to respond from
the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport. Another ambulance was
called to bring a driver for the first ambulance.
'They need three people to ride in the unit one
in front and two in back," explained VanOstenbridge,
"and they wouldn't take one of our men."
VanOstenbridge said he felt the matter could be
worked out if a commission representative could meet with
a representative of the county's public safety department
A second meeting between public safety officials and
Island residents should be called, said Commissioner
Sandy Haas, so Islanders can satisfy their own questions.
'The whole system needs to be looked at," said Price,
"and EMS (emergency medical service) needs to take the
initiative because they're the primary provider."
In a later interview, Price said there are 12 ALS
(advanced life support) ambulances in Manatee County
servicing a population of 240,000. In contrast, Sarasota
Mention of the plans was made in passing at the
May 9 Anna Maria Commission workshop by Paragon
Technical Operations Manager Rick Hoffmeister.
Carlson told The Islander Bystander Paragon "hasn't
broadcast" the underwater project yet because of the de-
tails to be ironed out with a potential contractor.
The amount of Paragon's financial investment in
the new system is unknown, said Carlson, as negotia-
tions are currently in progress.
Carlson did say that Paragon has invested "mil-
lions" into Island service since 1970 and will go ahead
with the underwater crossing regardless of Island de-
cisions to renegotiate franchise contracts now or closer
to year-2000 expirations.
As explained to the Anna Maria Commission, said
Carlson, There is some very strong industry competition
has more than double the number of units servicing a
population of 278,000. Sarasota's EMS service is pro-
vided by the fire service.
"With a response time of 15 minutes, maybe the
county EMS and the fire service could collectively
study the best way of providing emergency medical
service," noted Price.
There are ways of providing ALS service without
increasing the number of ambulances, he noted. By
utilizing existing equipment and personnel, for ex-
ample an ALS equipped fire engine, the cost of the
service could be drastically reduced.
"All our personnel are paramedics or EMTs (emer-
gency medical technicians)," he said. "We are a part of the
emergency service and they need to recognize that. We're
not asking to do it, but what's here now is not working.
"We have to look at it in the best interest of the
people. The whole idea of providing EMS is to get
properly trained and equipped personnel to an emer-
gency scene in the shortest amount of time."
looming, so we are going to keep updating and advanc-
ing technology" regardless of contract term lengths.
Carlson and Hoffmeister both said the project will
also go ahead regardless of the outcome of the pro-
posed Anna Maria Island Bridge replacement.
While the cable company might find it advanta-
geous to connect to the Island via a new bridge, the
decision was made to move forward because of the
lengthy process surrounding the bridge.
Hoffmeister said Paragon is in negotiations with a
directional drilling company for the 3,500-foot subaque-
ous crossing, utilizing a process currently in demand due
to its elimination of environmental disturbance.
Typically, said Hoffmeister, this type of drilling is
PLEASE SEE CABLE, PAGE 2
The latest in lifeguard-
should be open for
business on Coquina
Beach by this weekend,
Rescue Division. Level
one of the 30-foot main
guard station is the
working platform. The
upper deck houses the
Red Cross building,
from which the life-
guard supervisor will
oversee all Gulf, beach
and park activity. A
similar tower will open
at Manatee Beach
soon. Islander Photo:
Little league majors,
minors pictured, page 19
T-ball coming next week
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ....................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................. 7
Stir-it-up ....................... ......... .............. 14
Streetlife ...................................................... 16
Anna Maria tides ........................................ 21
Real estate ................................. ............ 22
Crossword puzzle ...................................... 23
jJ PAGE 2 0 MAY 18, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Traffic tie-ups lessened, increased near Island
The worst is over for Manatee Avenue traffic tie-
ups, but the worst is just starting for our neighbor to the
Expect at least a half-hour delay if you're heading
south along Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key for
at least the next two weeks. Construction of the road-
way is in full force there, and workers will be direct-
ing traffic onto one lane for much of the key's length
while resurfacing of the highway takes place.
For Manatee Avenue, though, last week was about
as bad as it was going to get.
Florida Department of Transportation Engineer
As part of National Safe Boating Week, U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8-3 will hold outdoor festivi-
ties this Sunday, May 21, at the Seafood Shack restau-
rant and marina, 4110 127th St. W.
Events will start at 11:30 a.m. with proclamation
presentations by Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers and rep-
resentatives of the three Anna Maria Island cities, and
appearances by Manatee County officials and other
Noon-hour excitement will include boat tours on
the Coast Guard Station Cortez' 41-foot vessel; in-
water rescue demonstrations by the crew from Coast
Guard Air Station Clearwater, assisted by Corp. Terry
Longpre of the Manatee County Sheriffs Office's
Marine Unit; and ongoing life-jacket demonstrations
by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Anna Maria Is-
land Power Squadron.
A 1:30 boarding for the 2 p.m. Showboat Cruise is
also scheduled. Reserved limited tickets will be $15,
with a $7 rebate for a 5 p.m. dinner at the Seafood
National Safe Boating Week begins May 20, with
a goal of encouraging boaters nationwide to comply
Cable TV service
to Island should
expand next year
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
done a minimum of 10 feet below the deepest dredg-
ing point, but Paragon is "spec-ing out at 20 feet be-
low" on this project. That dredging point is determined
by federal and state authorities.
Hoffmeister described the work as small-diameter
steel-pipe drilling, well below vegetation and sealife.
The steel is then removed, leaving a polyethylene-in-
jected (HDPE) pipe embedded in the waterway bottom.
The process starts and ends on dry land.
Without problems, the underwater installation
takes about a week, said Hoffmeister. Additional time
is needed for Paragon to tie into the system on both
sides of the water. Barring unforeseen problems the
project should take a maximum of a few months.
After the new transmission system is in operation,
Island cable subscribers will receive the same services
as the mainland. Included are options like the govern-
ment-access channel and some live broadcasts of high
school football games.
The signal coming from town on a pure fiber-optic
line will "increase reliability of service," said Carlson.
Other advantages will include "the futuristic services" -
offering a lot more and different types of programming,
and many more pay-per-view-at-your-convenience and
home-shopping options, among others.
"Paragon is a Time-Warner company," said
Carlson. "We are definitely not standing still in tech-
As technology stands currently, the new line "will
unfortunately still be reliant on power," Carlson said.
The cable provider will remain powerless over traffic
accidents, weather conditions and acts of God.
Don Maxwell told The Islander Bystander the milling
- scraping and re-laying asphalt caused some dra-
matic traffic tie-ups last week, but the major delays are
"There may be some minor delays," Maxwell
warned, as construction crews finish the roadway
shoulder work. When the final layer of asphalt is laid
- in about two weeks, he predicted there may be
some brief traffic interruptions, but overall the Mana-
tee Avenue project is on schedule and should be com-
pleted by early July.
Work crews with APAC-Florida, Inc., of Sarasota
Should personal watercraft be rented off a dock
just south of Bridge Street in Anna Maria Sound?
More than 20 Bradenton Beach residents say
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
members say no.
The city council will make the final recom-
mendation June 8.
Daryl and Geri Konecy are requesting a special
exception from city codes to offer four rental Jet-
skis from a dock adjacent to the Bridge Tender Inn
The purchase of chances for a 1995 Dodge Cara-
van has increased to "the neighborhood of 500 tickets"
as of May 11, reports Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce Treasurer Tom Nelson.
The Chamber is sponsoring the drawing for the
minivan as a major fundraiser and project coordinator
Nelson is "very optimistic" that the drive will be suc-
At the April 19 Chamber board of directors meet-
ing, the then-low sale of 243 tickets prompted the
board, by unanimous vote, to postpone the drawing of
the winning ticket until June 28.
From the start of the campaign, a minimum num-
ber of 700 $25 tickets was to be sold or all monies
would be refunded. A maximum of 1,000 tickets are
Nelson says similar fundraisers by other organiza-
tions such as St. Joseph's and the Manatee High
School Band Boosters have proved to be excellent
are adding sidewalks, widening and resurfacing Mana-
tee Avenue from 81st Street in Bradenton to the Mana-
tee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. The $565,139
project also includes a paved shoulder along both sides
of the roadway.
Gator Asphalt has the contract for the northern
half of Longboat Key, with APAC-Florida handling
the south end of the island. The entire 10-mile length
of Gulf of Mexico Drive is scheduled to be resur-
faced and widened.
Cost of the project is just less than $3 million
and is scheduled for completion by late August.
I ....At~d~lW' '7 -Pl. d. w-
Gearing up for safe-boating events May 21 are, from left, J.D. Arndt U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez officer
in charge; Flotilla 8-3 and Division 8 Public Affairs Staff Officer Marion Cavanagh; and Flotilla Cmdr.
Robert Meek. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
with life-jacket requirements and to understand the
value of having and wearing personal flotation devices.
Marion Cavanagh, Flotilla 8-3 and Division 8 pub-
lic affairs staff officer, has been working hard on the
May 21 activities and invites individuals and families
to join in for the fun and the educational value.
For more information and to reserve Showboat
tickets, call Cavanagh at 727-7905.
restaurant. The Konecy's already run a parasail
Residents oppose the additional rental busi-
ness. A petition signed by 22 residents state the Jet-
ski rental would "be detrimental to fishermen on
the pier, parking is already at a premium and addi-
tional noise and air pollution" would occur.
Planners recommended denial of the business
expansion, citing public health, safety, welfare and
morals issues as well as adverse impacts on neigh-
"We had hoped for a six-week process on our
raffle," Nelson says. However, the in-season time de-
mands on Chamber members' ability to help sell tick-
ets made the goal hard to reach.
These other successful fund drives were run over
three- to four-month periods, says Nelson. The Island
Chamber is now looking at that same overall time
frame to complete its raffle.
Chamber members and volunteers will be setting
up promotional tables to sell tickets over the next
weeks, and the van will be on display on the Island
again, courtesy of Jim Boast Dodge-VW.
According to Nelson, the cost of the van to the
Chamber will be approximately $17,000, less any dis-
counts or rebates in effect on June 28.
If the minimum ticket sales of 700 is not reached,
the Chamber is under no obligation to the dealer, and
all monies would be refunded to ticket buyers.
Planners recommend denial of
Bridge Street Jet-ski rental
Ticket purchases up for Chamber
fundraiser; van drawing now June 28
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 18, 1995 0 PAGE 3 El
Holmes Beach doctor charged with Medicare fraud
A Holmes Beach physician has been accused of
Medicare fraud by federal authorities.
Dr. Mario Vega, 67, was arrested at the Profes-
sional Medical Center Thursday. He was released on
his own recognizance later that day.
U.S. attorneys and FBI officials have said Vega,
Vivid Chung Yang and her ex-husband, Robert C.
Yang, Jr., were involved in conspiracy, mail fraud and
Medicare fraud. Fraudulent billings of $3,000 were
cited in the charges.
By Paul Roat
The Magnolia Apartments on Bridge Street will be
getting a bigger second-floor deck in an effort to keep
blowing rain from inundating the structure.
John Kaufmann, who is also a city councilman in
Bradenton Beach, and his wife Sarah Jane received the
unanimous approval of the Bradenton Beach Board of
Adjustment to extend the deck at the apartments to
within two feet of the west property line.
The building, at 105 Bridge St, houses six apart-
ments and offices.
Board members agreed a hardship existed due to
blowing rain and flooding at the site. Building Official
Whitey Moran said there were no other architectural or
engineering methods available to better protect the
Repair of brickwork at the roundabout at
Bridge Street and Gulf Drive in Bradenton
Beach caused a traffic detour earlier this week.
Some of the bricks on the northeast portion
of the roundabout had dropped, causing an un-
safe condition for motorists.
Work crews were expected to have the road
repaired by late Tuesday.
The charges against Vega stemmed from his em-
ployment with the Yangs more than four years ago,
according to Professional Medical Center Vice Presi-
dent Angela Dunbar.
"His capacity was to see patients," she said. "He
was not involved in the bookkeeping," and she said she
believes the charges against Vega are a "misunder-
Vega is continuing to see patients, Dunbar said.
Vega has been charged with 15 counts of submit-
building from storms.
The Kaufmanns will not be permitted to construct
any type of enclosures on the property without receiv-
ing approval by the adjustment board, according to a
stipulation to the variance.
There will be no increase in density or units,
Kaufmann said in his request for the variance, and the
change is in harmony with the city's comprehensive
plan and the city plan for the "historic old-town" dis-
trict of Bridge Street.
The variance meets city codes for impervious sur-
face coverage for property, Moran said, but does
slightly exceed structural coverage for property in the
"I believe it will be a good improvement," board
member Leroy Arnold said. "If a new building were put
in there, it would have to be elevated [to meet federal
flood requirements] and if that happens we'll lose the
old Bridge Street look."
The building was constructed in 1935, and was
expanded in 1950.
The no-enclosure stipulation came after board
members were told that extending the setback could
mean the building could be enclosed through a build-
ing permit issued by Moran. Kaufmann said he had no
intention of enclosing the area, but board members
appeared concerned that a future owner would wish to
expand the building.'
ting fraudulent claims, three counts of mail fraud, and
one count of conspiracy to defraud the government
through false Medicare billings.
Federal investigators said the Yangs owned acu-
puncture clinics throughout Florida and hired physi-
cians, including Vega, to hide the acupuncture treat-
ments through more traditional medical practices.
In addition, James Yang is charged with sexual
assault against a 25-year-old New Port Richey woman,
who was both an employee and patient, while she was
undergoing acupuncture treatments. He has been a fu-
gitive since last August, and federal officials believe he
may have fled to China.
Vega's license to practice medicine remains in
"He's very easy going," Dunbar told The Islander
Bystander. "The Yangs took advantage of that We will
stick by him, and we don't believe he did [any of the
things he is charged with]."
Anna Maria City
5/22, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
5/23, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
5/18, 1 p.m., Council meeting
5/23,2 p.m., Planning Commission
5/19, 8 am. to 1 p.m., representatives of
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program
meeting with local planners,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
5/22, 9:30 am., Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Sudakof Hall, USF,
New College campus.
S5/24, 7:30 p.m., Holmes Beach Civic
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Ji PAGE 4 MMAY 18, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
ISLAND NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY
Part II, survey results for the Island
By Pat Copeland
The Island Needs Assessment Study, a random
survey of Island residents in six age groups and
in three professional groups (teachers, law en-
forcement personnel and clergy), was designed
to identify residents' most pressing social ser-
vice needs or perceived problems.
In addition to the 40 survey questions,
there were 15 problems listed. Respondents
were to rank those problems on a scale of one
to five as to the severity of the problem.
Problems were: abuse of the elderly, child abuse,
juvenile delinquency (including truancy), lack of acces-
sible after school care, lack of affordable after school
care, accessible day/night care for children, affordable
day/night care for children, accessible day/night care
for the elderly, affordable day/night care for the elderly,
lack of parent skills training, adolescent pregnancy,
parent/guardian/child conflict, lack of a public health
facility, rundown appearance of neighborhood/commu-
nity and lack of bicycle paths.
Results of the survey are listed in several catego-
ries all ages and individual age groups for the Island
as a whole, by city and in the three professional groups.
Rankings of the 15 problems on the survey are not
given in individual age groups.
This week the top 10 for all ages and the top two
for individual age groups will be listed for the Island
as a whole. The top five for all ages and top one for
individual age groups will be listed for the profession-
als. The top five of the 15 severity of problem questions
will be listed for each category.
All-Island, all ages
1. Lack of affordable medical care
2. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
3. Lack of accessible public transportation
4. Lack of community disaster education
5. Fear of being a victim of crime
6. Lack of public health care
7. Affordability of counseling
8. Lack of counseling programs
9. Sexual abuse
10. Lack of emergency assistance for a short-term crisis
All Island, individual age groups
1. Lack of affordable medical care
2. Fear of being a victim of crime
1. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
2. Fear of being a victim of crime
1. Fear of being a victim of crime
2. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
36 60, 61 74, and 75 and up
1. Fear of being a victim of crime
2. Lack of affordable medical care
All-Island, severity of problem questions
1. Lack of bicycle paths
2. Rundown appearance of neighborhood/community
3. Juvenile delinquency (including truancy)
4. Lack of a public health facility
5. Lack of accessible after school care
Teachers, all ages
1. Fear of being a victim of crime
2. Lack of affordable medical care
3. Sexual abuse
4. Fear of being a victim of crime
5. Accessibility of recreational activities
Teachers, individual age groups
0-12 and 13 18
1. Lack of affordable medical care
19 35 and 36 60
1. Affordability of counseling
1. Fear of being a victim of crime
75 and up
1. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
Teachers, severity of problem questions
1. Rundown appearance of neighborhood/community
2. Juvenile delinquency (including truancy)
3. Lack of accessible after school care
4. Lack of affordable after school care
5. Lack of bicycle paths
Law enforcement personnel, all ages
1. Lack of recreational activities
2. Lack of education and prevention programs
in suicide awareness
3. Lack of public health care
4. Lack of informal education
5. Accessibility of cultural activities
Law enforcement personnel, individual age
1. Lack of education and prevention programs in sui-
13 18, 19 35 and 36 60
1. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
61 74 and 75 and up
1. Lack of public health care
Law enforcement personnel, severity of problem ques-
1. Juvenile delinquency (including truancy)
2. Lack of a public health facility
3. Parent/guardian/child conflict
4. Child abuse
5. Accessibility of day/night care for the elderly
Clergy, all ages
1. Lack of public transportation
2. Lack of affordable transportation
3. Lack of counseling programs
4. Lack of community disaster education
5. Lack of public health care
Clergy, individual age groups
0 12, 13 18, 19 35 and 36 60
1. Lack of recreational activities
1. Lack of drug related recovery programs
75 and up
1. Lack of counseling programs
Clergy, severity of problem questions
1. Abuse of the elderly
2. Child abuse
3. Accessible day/night care for children
4. Affordable day/night care for children
5. Lack of bicycle paths
Next: Survey results in each Island city for all ages and
individual age groups
Bridge crossing study on track;
charrette still set to go by June
A study to determine the feasibility of a new
bridge across Sarasota Bay from the Cortez Bridge
south to the Ringling Bridge is almost ready to go
out to bid for a facilitator.
Regional transportation planners told The Is-
lander Bystander the study, called a charrette,
should be completed by the end of June despite a
number of delays.
The charrette, according to Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization Senior Plan-
ner Bob Herrington, will bring together all inter-
ested people and groups to discuss the merits of
building an additional bridge across Sarasota Bay.
Representatives from federal, regional, state and
local governments will discuss the financial, envi-
ronmental and traffic merits of a new bridge dur-
ing the study.
Cost of the charrette is budgeted for
$50,000, although $300,000 has been set aside
by the DOT for a preliminary study of the pro-
posed bridge if the charrette results are favor-
able. Herrington said he expected the actual
charge by the meeting organizer to conduct the
charrette to be much less than the $50,000 bud-
DOT District Secretary David May has said
traffic counts on the existing three bridges war-
ranted the new bridge, but environmental prohi-
bitions may halt its construction. The charrette
should solve the social, political, financial and en-
vironmental concerns prior to spending any more
money on further studies.
Questions have been raised recently about
the advisability of constructing a new bridge
that is 65 feet high at its center, having a fixed-
span, to replace existing drawbridges at Mana-
tee Avenue on Anna Maria Island and Ringling
Causeway in Sarasota until the results of the
study are complete.
DOT officials, however, have remained
adamant about the need for the big replacement
Residents on Anna Maria and in the City of
Sarasota have opposed the new bridges, citing
safety and aesthetic reasons for the refusal to ac-
cept what some call "mega-bridges."
strike on Island
Phone solicitors are once again making deceptive
phone calls to Islanders in an effort to raise cash for the
Sarasota/Manatee Firefighters Union, said Anna Maria
Fire Chief Andy Price.
Solicitors are telling Island residents that the
money from tickets they are selling to a softball game
between the Miami Dolphins and the union's paramed-
ics and firefighters will benefit Island firefighters.
"Not true," said Price. "We get none of the money.
If people want to donate to the Island fire and rescue
department, they should call me at 778-6621."
Price said recent solicitors are particularly rude to
those they call and gave several examples that have
been reported to him:
One woman explained that she was undergoing
chemotherapy and had just gotten out of the hospital.
The solicitor insisted that she should be able to give a
Another woman said she was on a fixed income
and couldn't afford a donation at this time. The solici-
tor became very persistent and refused to give up.
Solicitors have said they are "with the Anna
Maria Fire department" and "represent the Bradenton
Beach firefighters on Second Street."
Price said the biggest surprise came when residents
reported that solicitors told them they could pay for
their tickets at the fire station in Holmes Beach!
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER MAY 18, 1995 0 PAGE 5 IiM
Fourth Street South: better and better
By Paul Roat
Changes are a-comin' to Fourth Street South.
Two "apartment complexes" will be brought up to
city codes, remodeled to remove four units, heavily
landscaped and other-wise approved in the wake of a
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board approval.
The units at 100 and 105 Fourth St. S. have been
the focus of neighborhood ire for more than a decade.
The tenants in the 11 units, formerly owned by the late
Councilman Terry Whited, were evicted last month for
a barrage of what city officials said were "life safety
Bridge supporters are
out of the closet
Members of "Build Our Bridge" (just call
them BOB) favor the construction of a 65-foot-
high fixed-span bridge at Manatee Avenue and
have decided to make their feelings known. The
group has no meetings, no dues and no plans for
such, but you may notice "BOB" signs popping up
in the windows of their vehicles as support
FBI orders pair
The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force for the
Middle District of Florida ordered the arrest of two
Holmes Beach men on charges of possession of an
explosive device and possession of a controlled sub-
The Manatee County Sheriffs Department re-
ceived instructions from the Tampa FBI office to pick
up Joseph Kordecki, 19, and Aedelabu Adeigbola, 20,
of 7614 Gulf Drive. They were arrested Thursday, May
11, at 1 p.m. by Deputy Fred Liedke with assistance
from Holmes Beach Officer Chuck Stears.
Bond was set at $10,000 for each man.
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issues" involving construction, means of egress, fire
safety and overall safety.
As Building Official Whitey Moran described the
"The property was purchased by Mr. Whited in 1986.
"The property was in violation of city codes at the
time of the purchase.
"Mr. Whited was a city councilman.
"The properties were cited for violations on several
occasions by the city's building officials.
"The violations were never followed up with en-
"The properties were never issued a stop work order.
"The previous city official was aware of the
unpermitted activity and allowed it to continue."
Among the problems with the structures was one
unit at 100 Fourth St. S. that had a dirt floor and a unit
at 105 Fourth St. S. that was 6-by-6-feet square far
smaller than city codes permit for a habitable dwelling.
There is also a storage shed and patio at 105 Fourth
St S. that encroaches two feet into a neighbor's yard, and
a fence that is two feet higher than allowed in the city.
But all that is scheduled to change.
The 100 Fourth St. S. property, currently with six
units, will be remodeled to accommodate four single-
bedroom units by prospective owners Larry Adams and
"We want to beautify that part of Bradenton
Beach," Graves said. "We love the historical area and
the ambiance of the city."
The 105 Fourth St. S. property, currently with five
units, will be remodeled to accommodate three units.
The house will be remodeled to three bedrooms, and a
one-unit apartment will be added to the back. The ex-
isting row of apartments will be demolished, as will the
storage shed, patio and too-high fence, according to
real estate agent Chet Coleman, representing the
Hutchinsons, the prospective owners for that property.
"These are people trying to better the area by mov-
ing in there," Coleman said. "You will get two nice-
looking places there rather than what's there now."
If sued, expect to lose
The number of units on the two parcels was a stick-
ing point for planners and neighbors.
The 100 property is permitted three units under
zoning codes, currently contains six units, and would
be remodeled to four. The 105 property is permitted
two units, now has five, and would be remodeled to
Moran described the continued additional units as
"an acceptable alternate due to the city's not enforcing
the codes at these locations for the length of time al-
lowed and the probability of litigation due to the re-
strictive effect of land use after such a lengthy period
He said conversations with the city attorney indi-
cated that "by law I cannot reduce the density except
by condemnation, and if the city was sued, we would
lose due to the past city administration allowing the
Neighbors and planners at first were opposed to the
continued density increases, but most appeared to en-
dorse the upgrades in the properties as the plans for the
houses were described.
"I realize the city government is guilty of allowing
the properties to become the albatross that they have
become," planning board member Dan Goodchild said.
"Now, I've changed my thinking and will vote for
something that will look a whole lot better there."
"The property at 105 has been a living hell for the
past 10 years," neighbor Dick Griffin said.
"All my neighbors are here," neighbor Ken Long
said, "and we're all very concerned about the neighbor-
hood, but we have one cancerous spot. We're all work-
ing for a better Bradenton Beach, but I believe this will
screw it up if you don't vote no."
Planners voted 4-1 to approve the request to reduce
the existing non-conforming use to a less intensive non-
conforming use and to correct unsafe structural violations.
Planning chairman Bob Dale, Pete Milazzo, Dan
Goodchild, Linda Yarger and Marvin Zerkel voted in fa-
vor of the request; Ed Mihm case the lone "no" vote.
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Bridge too near
Now that the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection has buckled under pressure from Tallahassee
to issue permits to the Department of Transportation for
a replacement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Mana-
tee Avenue, the opposition should kick into high gear.
But having the permit issued is not the worst thing
that could happen.
The worst thing that could happen would be for DOT
to go ahead with construction plans this fall in spite of the
challenge from Anna Maria residents who oppose the
construction of the 65-foot clearance, high-rise, fixed-span
bridge for reasons ranging from aesthetics to environmen-
tal concerns to the question of safety in high winds.
Excuse me for beating the drum but a bridge scal-
ing some 80 feet above the water is just too outra-
geously out of scale and out of character for
charming little Anna Maria Island.
Although the opposition has been mainly mounted
by an organization known as SAM, Save Anna Maria,
Inc., many other Islanders quietly oppose the proposed
change as all arguments fall on deaf ears at DOT.
Whether it is for a hidden agenda to support business
interests from the mainland (strong evidence of supportfor
the bridge from the Manatee Chamber of Commerce) or
an apparent interest at DOT to systematically eliminate
bascule bridges (and bridge tenders) all along the
Intracoastal the argumentsfor the bridge don't hold up.
Public outcry put a halt to similar plans for the
Cortez Bridge but in spite of the near constant on-
slaught from Islanders opposed to the plans for Mana-
tee Avenue, there seems no end to the stubborn hell-
bent attitude of DOT to build that bridge.
As DOT District Director David May said almost
three years ago, "We will build that bridge."
It leaves us to wonder, who or what really aggra-
Playing for dollars
This week's paper includes a registration form for
The Islander Bystander's horseshoe contest in memory
of former Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches.
The City of Anna Maria is readying the pits with
new clay and everything is set for the June 24 event.
All we need is you!
The proceeds from the $20 two-person team registra-
tion will be deposited in the 'Light Fund," a special ac-
count at First National Bank of Manatee established by
The Islander Bystander to raise the $12,000 needed for
new lights at the Little League and soccer fields at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The traveling trophy will go to the city hall of the
winning team, adorned with the winners names.
Every little bit helps so we hope to see plenty
of players from all three Island cities "in the pits."
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Open letter to Island residents
Due to new and more restrictive regulations im-
posed on the Anna Maria Turtle Watch by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, Turtle Watch
will no longer be permitted to relocate turtle nests to the
Willow Avenue hatchery except in cases of extreme
endangerment to the nest.
The DEP has mandated that all turtle nests remain
on the beach where they were laid. The permitted mem-
bers of the Turtle Watch will determine the exact loca-
tion of the nest and post a "Do Not Disturb Turtle
Nest" sign at that location.
Since baby turtles usually hatch at night, any arti-
ficial light such as street lights; parking-lot lights;
and house, condo and business-security lights will
disorient the hatchlings and lure them away from the
water and to their eventual death.
Anna Maria Turtle Watch requests all beachside
residents and businesses adhere to the beach lighting
ordinances of each Island city and turn out or subdue
all beach lighting.
When the turtle nesting season begins, Turtle
Watch requests and hopes for the cooperation of all
Anna Maria Island residents.
Chuck Shumard, director, Anna Maria Turtle
Editor's hint: Next week turtle volunteers will be tak-
ing down offender addresses and "Big Brother" -
your city code enforcer will be paying a visit with
City of Anna Maria beach ordinance #94-537.
Holmes Beach lighting ordinance #81-4. Bradenton
Beach lighting resolution #425.
McKay milking taxpayers with
Senator John McKay rattles on about the sorry state
of the educational system in Florida and has sponsored
legislation for acceptance of charter schools to be paid with
taxpayer funds at the cost to the public school system.
Come on, John, your children are not in the public
school system. How would you know how bad it is?
Your group went out on its own and hired a teacher
directly to teach your children, right?
John, you're only looking for the taxpayers to pick-
up the tab for your decision to keep your children out
of the public school system.
One more time, you wealthy Republicans reach
into the pocket of the average Joe "lunch-bucket"
William Mullon, Anna Maria City
Island center has successful
Thank you for supporting the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's 11th Annual Benefit Auction.
This event is the cornerstone of our annual budget.
For the last 11 years, local businesses have given gen-
erously to partner with the center in providing child care,
sports and recreation, and now counseling, cultural, edu-
cational and social programs for all residents. Our young-
est participant may be a toddler and our most senior a
chess player, all are welcomed through our doors.
This year's auction was very successful. It raised
nearly $33,000. Thanks to the two leaders who chaired
the committee, Christine Holmes and Linda Loken, and
the members of the auction committee, Nancy
Baldwin, Jean Baskin, Donna Felock, Dot Hinely,
Trudy Moon, and Susan O'Connor. And with volun-
teers such as Jeanette Cashman, Jessica and Hugh
Holmes, and Jean Sears.
Thanks to all the talented volunteers, generous
businesses, inspiring angels, the press and everyone
who supported us by contributing their time, talent or
On behalf of the staff and the board of directors (our
dedicated volunteer leaders) we look forward to provid-
ing quality programs to meet the community's needs.
It is your kindness, generosity and love that make
our Island a paradise.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director,
Anna Maria Island Community Center
For more of Your Opinions,
see page 8
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 8, The Conquistadors
by June Alder
Florida Indians at work tilling fields and planting crops.
DEATH IN TEXAS
The Indians of coastal Texas didn't
know what to make of the band of
strange-looking men who washed up on
their shores in November of 1528. They
had never seen white men before. They
knew nothing of the splendid armor, the
mighty horses and lethal firearms with
which they had arrived at Tampa Bay
seven months before.
The once-proud conquistadors'
trappings of power had been swept
away. These sickly creatures, all skin
and bones, didn't look the least bit
threatening now. And when their leader
told of their sufferings since they had
fled from the attacks of the fierce
Apalaches of Florida, the tender-hearted
Indians wept and wailed loudly.
Wrote Alvar Nunez Cabeza de
Vaca, expedition commander since the
drowning of Panfilo de Narvaez: "To
see these beings so devoid of reason,
untutored, so like unto brutes, yet so
deeply moved by pity for us, it increased
my feelings and those of others in my
company for our own misfortune."
The 80 derelicts stayed on among
the friendly coastal natives for the win-
ter. But though their hosts shared their
meager store of food with them they
also demanded hard work from the
Spaniards in return. They were expected
to carry water and to cut and haul fire-
wood to keep fires going in the bone-
Unlike the Florida Indians, the
Texas people did not raise crops but
mostly lived off the land, hunting ani-
mals mainly for their pelts. They were
used to going three or four days without
food, but the Spaniards were not and
they grew steadily weaker.
One group of soldiers, unable to
subsist any longer on little more than
nuts and berries, as the Indians did, went
off on their own. Cabeza de Vaca re-
ported that they "devoured the dead un-
til the last one of them had perished,
there being none left to eat him."
In another incident, it was discovered
that a soldier was keeping himself alive
by eating the dried and preserved flesh of
one Soto-Mayor. He happened to be the
brother of a rich noble who later was lieu-
tenant-general of Hernando de Soto's
Florida expedition of 1539.
Such practices "scandalized" the
Indians, Cabeza recorded; they became
less hospitable and more demanding
upon the now unwelcome guests. And
when spring came, all but 15 of the
Spaniards were dead.
Led by Cabeza de Vaca, the 15
linked up with another tribe, the
Charuccos, who had a little better stan-
dard of living. Nevertheless, within a
short time 11 more soldiers died of dis-
ease and privation and despair.
By the summer of 1529 there were
only four Spaniards still alive. They
were all that was left of the ambitious
expedition of Panfilo de Narvaez who
had started out so confidently from
Spain with 600 troops and colonists
two years before.
Two of the survivors were captains
of infantry in Narvaez's force, Alonso
del Castillo and Andres Dorantes. They
were both veteran campaigners who
may have been on other New World
expeditions. The third was Dorantes'
slave, the burly, intelligent Esteban. A
native of Morocco, he had organized
the construction of the barges that car-
ried the soldiers from Apalache Bay to
The fourth survivor, Cabeza de
Vaca, was one of the few enlightened
and humane men among the conquista-
dors. He not only was destined to be-
come a great figure in the annals of
New World explorations but also a sig-
nificant literary personage. For he
would live to write the first "best
seller" about America the story of
the quartet's incredible adventures.
The book would fire the imagina-
tions of the young people of his day,
just like the works of Marco Polo, Jules
Verne, G.H. Wells, Ray Bradbury -
and today's Steven Spielberg.
Next: Long march
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The city of Anna Maria has requested a formal
opinion from the Federal Emergency Management
Administration (FEMA) in Atlanta regarding a request
from Luther Sasser, 412 Magnolia Ave., to construct
ground-floor resting quarters at his home.
Sasser has severe heart problems and has re-
quested a variance to build a bedroom, sitting room
and bath downstairs in order to eliminate daytime
climbs to the living area.
Based on stringent FEMA guidelines that do not
consider medical hardship as adequate grounds for
granting flood-elevation variances, the Anna Maria
Planning and Zoning Board recommended denial of
Sasser's request on April 24.
Board members stressed that failure to comply
with FEMA rules can jeopardize the city's participa-
tion in all federal flood insurance and post-storm fi-
The matter came before the City Commission at
its workshop May 9. Pending response from a new
FEMA division head, the matter may or may not come
up for a vote at the commission's May 23 meeting.
Discussion by commissioners, Sasser and the au-
dience centered on frustration at the federal
government's interference in the use of private resi-
Sasser was soft-spoken but persistent in his request
for advice. He said he was "not mad" at the Planning
and Zoning Board but felt he had a right as an Ameri-
can citizen who's worked hard all his life to have a
place to lie down in his own home.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe called the situation "a
gross misjustice" and said he firmly believes FEMA
"should get out of our face." Buthe didn't know if there
is anything that can be done.
Commissioner George McKay said that the federal
agency "is not as cold as everyone thinks they are" and
said he would look into any requests Sasser could make
direct to FEMA.
A recommendation by Commissioner Mark Ratliff
to get the city attorney's opinion on the Planning
Board's interpretation of the FEMA laws prompted
Commissioner Chuck Shumard's suggestion that the
city contact FEMA about the Sasser petition.
"I'm sure the Planning and Zoning Board is right,"
said Shumard. "Let's get FEMA down here first."
Cable renewal not down to the wire
A petition from Paragon Cable to renegotiate its fran-
chise contract with the City of Anna Maria got a luke-
warm reception at the workshop May 9.
Paragon's 1970 contract expires Feb. 2, 2000. A pro-
posed ordinance would renew Paragon's non-exclusive
franchise rights for 20 years from the date of passage.
Paragon's contracts with the cities of Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach also expire around the
turn of the century. Those renewal negotiations have
not yet begun.
A table of comparisons, prepared by Paragon rep-
resentatives, between the existing Anna Maria ordi-
nance and the proposed agreement lists the effect of
17 provisions in the new ordinance. None drew any
initial workshop comment except for the length of
City Clerk Peg Nelson said City Attorney Bob
Hendrickson still had some "business considerations"
to iron out with Paragon attorney Greg Porges. Oth-
erwise, the ordinance could be presented for first read-
ing at the May 23 commission meeting.
Porges, Paragon's Vice President/General Manager
Rosemary Carlson and Technical Operations Manager
Rick Hoffmeister were present to answer questions.
Porges said the six-month process leading to the
currently proposed renewal was initiated by former
Mayor Ray Simches. The federal Cable Act requires the
start of renewal negotiations at least three years prior to
expiration, "or at any earlier time," according to Porges.
In response to questions and comments on time
frames and technology standards in the Island system,
Porges and Hoffmeister stated that Paragon has not and
will not stand still in technological advances just be-
cause of lengthy franchise agreements. The field is too
competitive, they said.
The Paragon representatives departed with the
commission acknowledging its need for the city
attorney's final comments. Several items on the agenda
later, Commissioner George McKay reopened the dis-
cussion, suggesting that the commission "just be a little
wise and prudent"
"I'm not that anxious to make a 20-year commit-
ment," said McKay. "I think there's another game in
Commissioner Mark Ratliff suggested inviting in-
formation from other competitors and Commissioner
Doug Wolfe stated, "I will never agree to a 20-year
From the audience, former Commissioner Max
Znika suggested that an alternative cable company
would have to invest large sums, as Paragon has, to
bring in a new system, and would also want a 30-year
franchise to cover such an investment.
"I recommend we stay where we're at, but don't do
anything now," said Znika. "There's no push."
Commissioner Chuck Shumard ended the discus-
sion saying that "no one's had a problem" during the
current agreement with Paragon Cable.
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A daughter's consolation
This letter is to the wonderful people who helped
during a recent tragedy.
My mother, Gertrud Otto, from Berlin, Germany,
had only been on Anna Maria Island two days on May
4 when she suffered an acute heart attack while she
was walking the beach.
She lost consciousness and fell into the shallow
water at the shoreline and was pulled out by
beachgoers who immediately administered CPR.
Due to the efforts of these wonderful people, my
mother survived until the next morning, giving me the
chance to be by her side when she finally passed on at
My heartfelt thanks go to Island residents, Mr. and
Mrs. Vincent Ujcic and their visitors Karen and Rob-
ert Pepper. Also, to the lifeguard from the public beach
and an unidentified person who had a respirator. I am
grateful to all of you for giving aid to my mother,
whom you didn't even know.
My consolation is that my mother was taken while
walking on the beach she loved so much and had enjoyed
so many times before. I know she would want to say a
final farewell to the people of Florida she loved so dearly.
Ursula Lewis, Winter Haven
Islander brings back memories
I am forwarding to you a check for $3 to mail
the April 20 issue of The Islander Bystander to my
father, Bob Pethick.
He was featured in a photo from the '40s in your
recent article on the Annie Silver Community Center,
having constructed the original 1939 Wagner Realty
office for the owner, Ms. Silver.
Having had an irreversible dose of Anna Maria
as a child in the late '40s/early '50s, I became an is-
lander. My wife and I live in Brigantine, N.J., an
island which grows in population (like Anna Maria)
with the season. And we look forward to living on
Willow Avenue eventually down the street from Pat
Fletcher (who probably should be redesigning the
Annie Silver Community Center.)
Regarding the Robert J. Brown flap good
people and idiots are as likely to be indigenous as no-
madic. People are people; some visitors and some
year-around neighbors are wonderful and unfortu-
nately some are not.
Forget the turkey and keep up the good work!
R. Jan Pethick, New Jersey
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 18, 1995 0 PAGE 9 
Tee off for education
The Anna Maria Island Privateers is sponsoring
the 1st Annual Whitey Horton Memorial Golf
Tournament to be held at the Palma Sola Golf
Course, June 3, with a "Cannon Start" at 2 p.m.
Play is a four-person scramble. The donation is
$45 per person with proceeds dedicated to The
Whitey Horton Scholarship fund. A banquet dinner,
included in the donation, will be held at Crabby
Bill's restaurant, Holmes Beach. Guests for dinner
are $10 per person payable at the restaurant. The
day includes green fee, cart, trophies for winners,
door prizes, grab bag and free beer on course. A
raffle will be held for two cruises for two. Join
Privateers Big John Swager, left, and Rick Maddox
by calling Will Stokes at 794-6889 or Big John at
778-1238for a must-have registration form. Entry
A-~ _deadline is May 27. Hole sponsorships of $250 and
$100 are needed and available until May 20.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn
Fire chief to speak to Holmes Beach Civic Association
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet on hall complex to meet the federal American Disability
Wednesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room Act requirements, density, Manatee Avenue bridge
at Anna Maria Fire District Station 1, Holmes Beach, and the upcoming city budget for 1995/96.
Fire Chief Andy Price will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served.
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A' PAGE'i 16 MAY' 8,1995i TIE'ISLANbER BYSTANDER"
Players' 'Cemetery Club' is to die for
By Cynthia Finn
There's a lot to say about the Island Players' ren-
dition of' The Cemetery Club" that can't be said with-
out giving away too much.
Ivan Menchell's contemporary script, set in
Queens, N.Y., is a captivating view of the longtime
bonds among three 60-something Jewish widows, who
face new and challenging conflicts between each other
and within themselves.
The dialogue is biting and tender, comic and heart-
tugging. By show's end, the bonds between Ida, Lucille
and Doris have also been formed between the charac-
ters and the audience. This writer was moved to tears.
Experienced producer and director Phyllis
Elfenbein directs on the Players' stage for the first time
in this production she helped select for the Players'
Elfenbein's New York touch is evident not only in
the professionalism of the overall staging (including
her set design), but in the to-a-tee mannerisms of all
five cast members.
Not for a single moment does this presentation al-
low the mind to wander from the outer and inner worlds
of Menchell's and Elfenbein's bittersweet-comedy cre-
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Jo Kendall (Ida), Georgette Thomas (Lucille) and
Miriam Ring (Doris) are, in one word, perfect.
Their up-and-down interactions with each other are
as real as a ride on the Long Island Rail Road. They
carry and create mood from one scene to the next like
the very pros they are.
Gabe Simches plays the consummate Sam, awk-
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life in the comfort of sympathetic conversation and the
Marge McKeever evokes all the right on-stage and
in-the-gut reactions as Mildred, the invited but unin-
vited guest. Her presence is surely memorable.
Mildred's costume is spectacular, as are the ward-
robes throughout the show. Costume designer Pat
Russell deserves great praise. Her chosen colors, tex-
From left, Island Players Georgette Thomas, Miriam
Ring and Jo Kendall share their laughter and tears
in a season-finale winner. Islander Photo: Cynthia
tures and designs work beautifully in character creation
and in combination with Elfenbein's and assistant set
designer Pat Bergen's peachy scenery. Wardrobe assis-
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Set construction chief Michael Faarup headed up
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Lighting design by Joseph Oshry with Charles Guy
as technician, and sound design by James Lewis, Ruth
Stevens as technician, combine fantastically to keep the
Stage manager Anne Fasulo gets real credit for
overall ball carrying and is assisted by Pat Bergen and
Make-up artists are Rita Kane and Bee Turner.
Alice Doeden gets props honors with runners Marilyn
Grenzebach, Karin Byron and Dolores Harrell.
There is a still-large list of names responsible for
other all-important aspects of this staging, and the en-
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lations for jobs so well done.
"The Cemetery Club" will be on stage through
May 21. For more information, call the box office at
I anxiously await the 47th season.
Baroque, bluegrass, Broadway
The acoustic folk band From the Heart will be part
of a 7p.m. Saturday, May 20, concert at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center to benefit the
Suncoast Suzuki Players, who will also perform. Also
booked are the Manatee High School Chamber
Strings and soprano Katherine Turner Barlow.
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MHS choral alumni
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are gathering to show support and appreciation to cho-
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A concert will be held in Forssell's honor on Tues-
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Group brainstorms summer programs
By Pat Copeland
Representatives of Island groups and organizations
met last week at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center to brainstorm ideas for summer programs for
children, teens and adults.
"We called this meeting because we had the sense
that we could offer more for the children, youth and
adults of the community if we think and work to-
gether," explained Roy McChesney, ad hoc chairman
of All Island Summer.
McChesney said suggested programs include life
skills learning, parenting skills, swimming and tennis
lessons, cooking classes, boating skills and safety, lo-
cal trips, environmental and art and music education,
theatrical skills training, first aid and CPR (cardiopul-
"Hopefully cooperation might help with getting
more response from the community, the children and
the families to the programs if see it as a community
effort rather than one particular group," he noted.
Representatives of various groups gave their input
on expanding programs.
Sheriff's Deputy Jon Barron said he was there as
a representative of the sheriff s department to offer its
resources if given specific needs and dates.
Teachers at the AMI Art League could give dis-
counted art classes, said representative Ginie Smith,
and the league's facilities would also be available.
Volunteers from the AMI Historical Society could
teach Island history and give museum tours, said Presi-
dent Carolyne Norwood.
Various programs from fire prevention to CPR
could be given by the fire department said volunteer
Captain Dennis Dotson.
"We're very flexible," said Dotson. "We can
schedule anything any time. For example, if you have
a rainy day and the kids are inside and you want us to
come up and talk to them, we'd be glad to."
Don Howard, president of the AMI Chamber of
Commerce, suggested ajob program for teens.
"It concerns me that we're not doing anything to
teach our young people responsibility or provide them
jobs," he noted.
"Jobs could also come
from the residential com-
Pierrette Kelly, executive di-
rector of the center, said she tried
job programs in the past but they
were not successful.
"We know teens would like
summer jobs:'said Kelly. "Our goal is
to get them productive and feeling good about them-
selves. Hopefully by working with you and others in
the community we could be effective."
The Coast Guard Auxiliary could speak on boating
safety, said Walt Grace.
"In a lot of places along the coast kids learn how
to go boating," said Anna Maria Mayor Dottie
McChesney. "We were hoping we could get a course
for kids on how to be a responsible boater."
Grace said the Auxiliary must have permission
from the Coast Guard to take kids on a boat
The Coast Guard can offer courses in boating
safety and "rules of the road" training for youth, said
representative William Carl, because licenses are now
required from the age of 14. He said a small boat could
be trailered and brought to the center for instruction and
tours of the Coast Guard facilities in Cortez are avail-
able any time.
AMI Elementary School Principal Jim Kronus sug-
gested a booklet of all the offerings in the community
be made available to parents and kids.
Most of the AMI Kiwanis Club members are away
in the summer, said representative
Jim Howarth. However, Howarth of-
r fered to teach a class in magic and also
teach social skills.
Representatives of the three city governments said
the they could offer programs on how the city govern-
ments and departments work.
A summer theatrical program for kids is planned
through the Chapel Players, said Dottie McChesney.
Other suggestions included a role modeling program
for girls, a Big Brothers/Sisters program and tutoring.
Programs for at-risk teens are vital, said Roy
McChesney, because they are most in need. He also
noted that they are also the hardest group to reach.
"The key is how to get that adolescent group," said
Kelly. "It's going to take the whole community saying
just because you're 12 or 13 doesn't mean you should
be out in the street Many parents are not going to say
that because they don't want to spend money to put
their kids in programs or they are not home and don't
know their kids are hanging out with negative peers
until the police come and knock on the door."
Roy McChesney said he would follow up on pro-
grams offered by the representatives and Kelly said she
would try to get a booklet of programs completed be-
fore the end of the school year.
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Barbara S. Blevins
Barbara S. Blevins, 46, of Anna Maria, died
May 14, 1995, at home.
There will be no visitation. Private memorial
services will be held at a later date. Grifith-Cline
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Blevins came to
Manatee County from Arlington, Va., in 1971. She
was a former deli manager at Island Foodway and
a cashier for Manatee Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by a son, Jeffrey E., of Anna
Maria; a sister, Linda McDaniel of Doraville, Ga.;
and a brother, Charles Morris of Centerville, Va.
Kimra Lee Brunton
Kimra Lee Brunton, 37, of Palmetto, died May
9 in Palmetto.
Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Brunton came to
Manatee County from Memphis, Tenn., in 1986.
She was a teacher for the Youth and Environmen-
tal Service Program in Hillsborough County. She
was of the Unitarian faith. She was a member of
the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis;
three sons, Dante Carter Marone, Vincent Leon
Marone and Jonathan, all of Palmetto; three
brothers, Christopher Cecil Carter and Lacy
Scott Carter, both of Bradenton, and William
Edward Carter III of Holmes Beach; and her
parents, William Edward Carter II of Holmes
Beach and Shirley Helen Carter of Bradenton.
A memorial service was held at Kicliter Fu-
neral Home in Palmetto.
Ruth I. Hutchison
Ruth I. Hutchison, formerly of Anna Maria,
died May 13.
Mrs. Hutchison was a former owner of the
Colony Restaurant in Butler, Pa. She retired from
t- Health Care Services
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enhance the quality of life through
gentle, skillful acupuncture care
for all those whom I serve."
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Colony Restaurant in Butler, Pa. She retired from
the County of Butler as supervisor of mapping and
She is survived by two sons, Kevin R. of
Holmes Beach and Richard Stochard of Butler;
one daughter, Maureen Huff of Butler; two sis-
ters, Norma Coccari of Anna Maria; Virginia
Steinback of San Jacinto, Calif.; seven grandchil-
dren; four great-grandchildren; 2 nieces and one
nephew. She was preceded in death by one son.
A private memorial service was held in Anna
Thomas W. Mannard
Thomas W. Mannard died May 10 in Chicago.
Mr. Mannard was a retired postal inspector for
the U.S. Post Office.
He is survived by his wife Isabella; two daugh-
ters, Sister Mary Margaret Mannard O.P., and
Patricia Brankin; two sons, Thomas B. and Dr. Jo-
seph G.; and 11 grandchildren.
Mass of the Resurrection was held St Christina
Church, Chicago. Interment was in Mt Olivet Cem-
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate
Richard J. Taucher
Richard J. Taucher, 56, Warren, Mich., and for-
merly of Holmes Beach, died May 13, 1995.
He was born May 16, 1938, in Hancock, Mich.,
and came to Holmes Beach 11 years ago from
Clearwater. He moved to Warren in 1989.
Survivors include his mother; two daughters,
Denise and Karen; a son, Rick; two brothers and
Services will be at Price Funeral Home in Troy,
Hendrickses celebrate 50th
Irwin and Jane Hendricks of Holmes Beach cel-
ebrated their 50th anniversary March 25 at a surprise
party in New Jersey.
They were married April 14, 1945. She is the
former Jane Bradshaw. They have three children -
Pamela Hendricks of Seminole; William Hendricks Jr.
of Middletown, N.J., and Kimberly Ford of Wasilla,
Alaska and five grandchildren.
Mr. Hendricks retired from his truck body manu-
facturing company and also was past director of the
Building Department, Middletown, N.J.
Mrs. Hendricks was a real estate salesperson and
homemaker. They have lived in the area for nine years.
Small Business Person
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Board Presi-
dent Marnie Matarese, right, presents a plaque to Su
Byron and Marty Fugate, in honor of their business,
Sarasota Arts Review, receiving the chamber's Small
Business Person of the Year 1995 award.
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Mom's Day was tops
Islanders seem to know better how to celebrate
holidays and celebrate families and the Islanders pic-
tured here had grand celebrations for Mother's Day.
Chris Smith honored his mother with a card he cre-
ated, winning top prize in Florida for a Kentucky Fried
Chicken sponsored contest We presume the card was
The Castlemasters shared their talents and their
message for a "Happy Mothers Day" with customers of
Cafe on the Beachjust yards from the patio. The castles
usually last three days or more depending on rain ac-
cording to builder Angel Puckett. Check it out!
At any rate, we thank them all for contributing
photos or calling us with terrific photo opportunities.
A superior day in paradise
Islander reporter David Futch woke up to a great
day last Wednesday.
He donned his favorite madras shorts, Sabalo
(Spanish for tarpon) polo shirt, fresh socks and Nikes,
a pair of Costa Del Mar sunshades and headed to the
links with his golfing pal, Dave Westerman.
Another day in paradise. No a spectacular day
in paradise for Futch. He walked up to the 16th tee at
the 53rd Avenue Manatee County Golf Course with his
trusty 9-iron and whacked it right in the hole.
His description of the jubilation that followed re-
minded us of a Toyota commercial. The 9-iron went
about 40 feet in the air and hejumped straight up after
it several times.
The course ranger, Jim Smith, was just behind
them at the tee. He asked the two players, "Did I see
what I think I saw?" and retrieved the ball at the green.
A hole-in-one is a thrill beyond description accord-
ing to the normally verbose Futch.
The attendant inside the clubhouse said to write to
the ball manufacturer, the club-maker, Nike, the bag
manufacturer and even the company who made his tee
for prizes. Sam Allen, Tee-to-Green shop owner, said
the ball company would create a trophy from the ball
if Futch sent it in.
Futch seems more thrilled with the honor and the
pleasure of a good game.
by Bonner Presswood
Castlemasters Angel Puckett and Carol Saulnier and
their assistants (that means they're learning) Marci
Johnson, Vita Osterberg and George Sadler said
they'd be sending The Islander Bystander with this
photo for Mother's Day greetings this year.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
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Surrogate grandparents Ed
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Mother's Day arrival
What better present on
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Nicole and Dennis Moore
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available
May 6, burglary, 1407 Gulf Drive S., Coquina
Moorings. The complainant reported he arrived at his
residence and found that the glass door on the outside
of the main front door had been unscrewed from the
frame. The main front door had not been tampered
with. He also noticed two storage unit doors had been
pried open but said nothing was missing from them.
May 7, possession of marijuana,burglary, Cortez
Road. The officer was en route to meet a sheriffs
deputy when he observed the suspect in a burglary that
had taken place in Bradenton walking along the road.
The officer stopped and placed the suspect in custody.
While patting down the suspect, the officer found two
small baggies of marijuana in his pockets.
May 7, burglary to an automobile, 2103 Gulf
Drive N., Tropic Isles. The officer on patrol noticed a
subject standing by a vehicle. When the subject saw the
officer, he fled the scene and the officer was unable to
locate him. The officer returned to the vehicle and ob-
served that part of the dashboard had been removed.
May 7, burglary, 1800 Gulf Drive N., La Costa
condominiums. The complainant reported a person
unknown entered his locked vehicle by forcing the
driver's side window down and opening the door. Two
CDs were removed.
May 10, lost property, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Sil-
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May 10, grand theft of a bicycle valued at $500,
100 block of 12th St. S.
May 11, trespass, 1100 block of Gulf Drive
North. The officer on patrol found an adult male and a
juvenile male sleeping in the enclosed deck of a vacant
home. The adult was issued a notice to appear and the
juvenile was taken back to school after his father said
he had no means of transportation and would be unable
to pick up the boy.
May 11, burglary to an automobile, Cortez
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
smashed out the driver's side window and removed the
stereo face plate valued at $400 and a book bag con-
taining $150 in cash and $160 in bike tools.
May 11, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
used a pry tool to pop out the rear passenger window
and remove a stereo valued at $350, speakers valued at
$90 and an amplifier valued at $90.
May 11, attempted burglary, 601 Gulf Drive N.,
Gulf Watch condominiums. A witness reported that he
observed a male subject cut open the screen to the front
window of a unit and pop the window. The subject left
without gaining entry and was not found.
May 5, suspicious person, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. The officer was sum-
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moned to the beach by the lifeguard, who reported a
woman in tears because a man would not leave her
alone. The woman told the officer she was trying to
take a photograph of her daughter and sister when the
man offered to take the photograph so she could be in
it After the photograph was taken he would not leave.
The officer said the man admitted that he was being
overly attentive and the officer advised him to stay
away from the woman.
May 6, battery, 300 block of 63rd Street. While
a brother was driving his sister to work, an argument
developed between the two over him having to drive
her. She then became upset because she thought he was
speeding and demanded he pull over and let her drive
or let her out of the vehicle.
He refused and she attacked him with her hands
and turned off the ignition while the vehicle was mov-
ing, causing it to backfire, according to the report. She
also grabbed him by the throat, leaving red marks. She
exited the vehicle and went to a nearby friend's house
to call her father. The sister was placed in custody.
May 6, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public beach. After leaving the
beach, the complainant returned to her vehicle, found
it unlocked and drove home. Upon arriving home, the
complainant realized her purse was missing. It con-
tained $20 in cash, credit cards, a driver's license, two
tickets to Daytona and an ATM card.
May 6, domestic violence, disorderly conduct,
600 block of Emerald Lane. A couple began arguing in
the kitchen over food being prepared and the wife
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to the police report. The officer summoned to the scene
asked the wife why she stabbed her husband and she
said because her husband is a dirty, filthy person. She
was placed in custody. On the way out of the house, she
spit on both the officer and the assisting Bradenton
May 6, damage, 2900 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported he saw two subjects beside a
dump truck and he thought they cut the tires. The of-
ficer investigated and observed all six tires flat. Dam-
age was $700.
May 6, 6400 block of Holmes Boulevard.
Weapon. The officer was dispatched in reference to a
complaint that a subject was outside the residence
armed with two firearms. It was also reported that shots
were fired. Upon arrival, the officer observed the sub-
ject in the front yard with a rifle aiming it to the west
and in the air. The officer smelled spent gunpowder,
said the report.
The officer ordered the subject to put the gun down
and she did. The subject yelled at the officer that she
brought the guns outside to clean them. The officer
confiscated the guns, a Springfield (Stevens) .22 cali-
ber rifle and a Burgo .22 caliber revolver. The officer
observed that both guns had dust in the barrels and nei-
ther gun had been fired.
The officer said, in his report, the incident occurred
after the subject was served with an injunction over an
incident that occurred on May 4. In the May 4 incident,
the subject engaged in an argument with her neighbor
about the subject's pet pig.
May 7 found property a bicycle, 2900 block
of Avenue E.
May 7 found property a bicycle, 6900 block
of Palm Drive.
May 11, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $100,
200 block of 64th Street.
May 8, disturbance, 4900 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer responded to a report of a couple arguing.
The wife told the officer the argument started over the
husband spitting in the sink and said she was going to
seek a divorce. The officer advised the couple to stay
away from each other for the remainder of the day.
May 8, DUI, Avenue C and 29th Street. Michael
Kakazeski, 46, of Holmes Beach was involved in a traf-
fic crash at the intersection of Avenue C and 29th
Street. His six-year-old daughter suffered a head injury
when he pulled his van into the path of an oncoming
vehicle, said the report.
At the conclusion of the traffic crash investigation,
the officer told Kakazeski that he was conducting a
criminal DUI investigation. The officer administered
field performance tests to Kakazeski and placed him in
May 9, petty larceny of a frangipani plant, 5700
block of Carisa.
May 9, assistance, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant asked the of-
ficer for information on taking his snake to fie beach.
He said a marine unit had requested he leave the beach
with the snake. The officer told the complainant he
would have to abide by what the marine unit said.
May 9, found property a set of keys, 74th
Street and Palm Drive.
May 9, civil, 4000 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainants reported they moved out of their apartment
and stored some items in the garage with the consent
of the rental agent. They said when they returned, the
items were missing. They found some in a nearby
dumpster. The rental agent said he would check with
his employees for information on the missing items.
Items included a vacuum cleaner valued at $200,
men's scuba gear valued at $400, three fishing poles
valued at $150, three tennis racquets valued at $200, a
tennis bag valued at $300, two golf bags valued at $200
and a box containing thousands of POGs.
May 11, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $40,
3200 block of East Bay Drive.
May 11, burglary, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complaint reported that she
returned to her vehicle from the beach and her suitcases
containing clothes, cosmetics, souvenirs and film were
missing from the trunk.
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to six-man force
in Anna Maria
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ties to the Anna Maria Sub-Station of the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office, returning the north-end
force to its six-man status.
Deputy Jon Barron, 38, a self-professed Army
brat with a lot of Texas roots, joins the patrol after
14 and 1/2 years with the Austin, Texas, Police
Barron says the Island dynamics are slightly
different than in Austin, a city of 500,000, and he
appreciates that the population here "uses all their
fingers" in on-the-road greetings.
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His bride is a Sarasota native.
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ED PAGE 18 M MAY 18, 1995 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Master Chief J.D. Arndt
Station Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Please remember that, effective May 1, all people
on boats 16 feet in length or less including canoes
and kayaks are required to have wearable personal
flotation devices on board. Throwable PFDs no longer
meet the new federal requirements.
May 6, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded and
found to have no violations.
May 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 17-foot pleasure craft
overdue from the Manatee River area. The station re-
quested assistance from Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
85. The vessel safely returned to port unassisted a short
May 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot catamaran cap-
sized and adrift in Big Pass. The station launched the
41-foot boat to investigate. Upon arrival at the scene,
the crew found the vessel but located no one on or near
the sailboat, which appeared to be a derelict.
May 7, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded and
found to have no violations.
May 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot pleasure craft dis-
abled due to engine failure. The station requested the
assistance of Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 17084200,
which towed the disabled boat to port.
May 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call from the motor vessel "Sea Legs
IV" stating a passenger had slipped and fallen and cut
his head. The passenger was given first aid and stabi-
lized and the vessel was heading back to port. Station
Cortez monitored the situation by establishing a com-
munication schedule with the vessel to ensure the pa-
tient needed no further medical assistance.
May 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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In another close game in the major league, Haley's
Motel lost a 3-4 heartbreaker to Anna Maria Fire De-
partment. The one-run difference was achieved when,
in the top of the sixth inning, Tommy Bucci led off with
a walk and reached second, third and finally home on
pass balls. Mack Rudacille hit three-for-three and had
a RBI, while good pitching by Greg Granstad and
Travis Wicklund, along with good defense, made the
Later in the week, AMFD suffered the agonies
of defeat as Kiwanis picked up its fourth victory of
the season with an 11-9 win. Adam Wall pitched all
six innings to pick up the win and got lots of help
from his offense. Mike Bernas had a perfect night
hitting 4-4, scoring three runs and getting two RBIs.
Charles Kyle also had two hits and drive in three
runs to help his team to victory.
The action continues this week at the Commu-
nity Center as the season runs down. It is still
anyone's ball game in both the major and minor
The first two home runs have been recorded in
May 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 14-foot pleasure craft
adrift south of Snake Island in Venice. The station re-
quested the assistance of Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
sel 28086179 and the adrift boat was towed to port.
May 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 15-foot pleasure craft
possibly taking on water two miles north of New Pass.
Two or three people were in the water, according to the
report. The station launched the 41-foot boat to inves-
tigate, and Longboat Key police were also notified.
Upon arrival at the scene, it was found to be a vessel
with scuba divers entering the water.
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and found to have no violations.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND LITTLE LEAGUE
Major League Teams
Anna Maria Fire Department
D. Coy Ducks
Haley's Motel Kiwanis
Westbay Athletic Club
Little league schedule
Major League games
Thursday, May 18 7 p.m. Haley's Motel vs. D. Coy Ducks
Friday, May 19 4:45 p.m. Westbay Athletic Club vs. Kiwanis
Monday, May 22 7 p.m. Anna Maria Fire District vs. Haley's Motel
Tuesday, May 23 7 p.m. Kiwanis vs. D. Coy Ducks
Wednesday, May 24 7 p.m. Haley's Motel vs. Westbay Athletic Club
Minor League games
Thursday, May 18
Friday, May 19
Saturday, May 20
Monday, May 22
Tuesday, May 23
Wednesday, May 24
Tee Ball games
Saturday, May 20
Saturday, May 20
Saturday, May 20
4:45 p.m. Bali Hai vs. Tip of the Island
7 p.m. Betsy Hills vs. Quality Builders
12:30 p.m. Jim Boast Dodge vs. Uncle Dan's Place
4:45 p.m. Bali-Hal vs. Jim Boast Dodge
4:45 p.m. Tip of the Island vs. Quality Builders
4:45 p.m. Uncle Dan's Place vs. Quality Builders
VFW Post 8199 vs. Air & Energy
A. Paradise Realty vs. Beach Bistro
Beach House vs. Anna Maria Pest Control
Major League Teams
Anna Maria Fire Department
Manager, Andy Price. Players: Tom Bucci, Jeff Burgess,
Jonathan Cannon, Billy Bob Goldschmitt, Greg Granstad,
Mark Lathrop, Matt Losek, Mark Rudacille, Ben Sato,
Josh Sato, Travis Wicklund and Stephen Yencho.
D. Coy Ducks
Manager, Lou Florentino. Coach, Larry Armstrong. Play-
ers: Jeff Ambut, Josh Armstrong, Mike Armstrong,
Preston Copeland, Peter Dowling, Justin Dries, David
Evans, Jeremy Legrand, Scott MacGregor, Michael
Patterson, Kristopher Smith and Matthew St Clair.
Manager, Gary Wagner. Coaches: Joe Roberts, K.C.
Wagner. Players: Dusty Andricks, Ricky Buckelew,
Michael Cagnina, Bobby Cooper, Tim Hasse, Evan
Goldsen, Casey Gonzmart, Hunter Green, Alan Jenkins,
Jason Loomis, Joey Mousseau and Brandon Roberts.
Manager, Bill Floto. Players: Ryan Allis, Barry
Andricks, Mike Bernas, Randy Blancet, Johnny
Cicero, Bill Floto, Mark Huber, Charles Kyle, Ryan
Quigley, Andy Rauch, Chase Riter and Adam Wall.
Westbay Athletic Club
Manager, Joe Bernard. Coaches, Gerry Bowes and
Bill Ogden. Players: Chad Alger, Taylor Bernard,
Logan Bowes, Jeff Comkowyez, Ryan Headrick,
Adam Pear, Jeremy Purvis, Brian Roberts, Casey
Rygiel, Jim Sebastiano, Everett Southwick and
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND LITTLE LEAGUE
Minor League Teams
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Betsy Hills Real Estate
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Manager, JeffForaker. Players: Ryan Bebernitz, Adam
Bouziane, Dustin Cole, David Cramer, Brandon
DeVane, Kimberly DiPaola, Jessica Foraker, Philip
Jansen, Melissa Mixon, Chris Nelson, Skyler Purcell
and Daniel Van Andle.
Manager, Gib Bergquist. Coaches, Janet Aubrey, Jeff
Tyson. Players: Max Brickse, Amanda Cicero, Kyle
Dale, Lindsey Geeraerts, Ryan Keller, Chris Meier,
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rah Thomas, Debbie Tyson and Suzanne Wight.
Jim Boast Dodgers
Manager, Elmo Torres. Coaches, Don Faasse, Bill
Malfese, Millie Torres, John Cagnina. Players: Jor-
dan Bowers, Carly Douglas, Brian Faasee, Michael
Little, Aaron Lowman, Billy Malfese, Aubrey
McKay, Ryan Mijares, Kaelan Richards, Mario
Torres, Scot Vensel and Travis Weng.
Manager, Gary Miller. Players: Peter Birch, Erik Bobo,
Ben Bryant, Michael Caudill, Chad Dingier, Taylor Man-
ning, Andy McCarrick, Jenny McDonald, Ben Miller,
Meghan Miller, Luther Sasser and Frances Sullivan.
Tip of the Island
Manager, John Quigley. Coach, Gary Krauss. Players:
Allison Chewning, Stephanie Chewning, Josh Fleming,
Benjamin Holt, Tyler Krauss, Michael Pocino, Laura
Potter, Sergio Recanati, Cory Schafer, David White,
Joel Wusterman and Aron Yates.
Uncle Dans Place
Manager, Bob Gibbons, Coach James Stewart Players:
Christian Bax, Nicole Bollettieri, Mic Cripe, Robbie
Dial, Chris Erickson, Bobby Lee Gibbons, Toby Kaye,
B.J. Keim, David Michael, Jesse Stewart, Mike
Wojculewski and Laura Wusterman.
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Tarpon sightings, but no nibbles yet
By Capt. Mike Heistand
With only two weeks left in the snook season, the
linesiders are getting big, fat and hungry. Backwater ac-
tion continues excellent for trout and catch-and-release
redfish, while offshore fishers report a continued good run
of grouper and snapper. There have been some tarpon
sightings near the Island, a sure sign that summer is ahead
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said his wife,
Karen, caught a snook that tipped the scales at 19
pounds and was more than 38 inches long last week-
end. She landed the linesider using a live pinfish for
bait. Other angling action features black drum, mack-
erel, mangrove snapper, permit, pompano and a few
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
there are catching a few snook in the evenings and
some hit-and-miss king mackerel.
At the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet, the four-hour
trips are averaging 100 head of Key West grunts, snap-
per and black sea bass. The six-hour trips are averag-
ing 80 head of red and black grouper, Key West grunts,
porgies and vermillion snapper. The nine-hour trips are
averaging 40 head of mangrove snapper, red and black
grouper, scamp and Key West grunts.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Fred and Mike
Sober of Bradenton caught 15 snook last week, some
up to 15 pounds in weight. Redfish action is improv-
ing, Capt. Zack said, trout are being caught up to 26
inches long, and there are a few tarpon sightings.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said John Panning of
Bradenton had a great catch of a barracuda four feet
long last week. Otherwise, he said, his charters are
catching some 15-pound kings and are limiting out on
mangrove snapper, some up to six pounds.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said he's heard of
good catches of cobia around the artificial reefs off-
shore. Grouper fishing remains excellent, he said, but
kings are starting to head north for the summer. Tarpon
should start to show up off the beaches, expect shark
fishing to pick up this week, and don't forget the full
moon means good snapper fishing at night.
Lee at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said anglers
coming into his shop report excellent catches of snook,
most averaging 35 inches long. There are also reports
of nice catches of trout and a lot of catch-and-release
redfish. Offshore, red grouper action continues strong,
mostly in about 80 feet of water.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's bringing back very
good catches of grouper and mangrove snapper, as well
as a few cobia.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been putting his char-
ters onto some nice-sized snook, some up to 15 pounds,
and reminds us all that there's only two more weeks of
linesider season left for us.
Join me aboard "Old
Florida" for Boca Grande
May & June Tarpon Season
Native Anna Maria Captain J.D. WEBB JR.
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Maurice Vidal hoists two Dolphin he caught last week while fishing off San Juan, Puerto Ricowith his uncle,
charter Capt. Henry Miller, and Island real estate broker Mike Norman. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Mike
Capt. Mark Bradow said fishing with a fly rod is
where it's at, with good catches of trout and reds re-
ported last week.
On my boat Magic we've been catching some very
large trout, some up to seven pounds, as well as redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya said snook, reds and trout were
his best bets of the week.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle announced the"Fish-
ing the Islands" tourney will be held Father's Day week-
end this year, June 17. Fishing highlights, he said, include
snook near the beaches, very big trout in the backwater,
and grouper action excellent offshore. Expect tarpon to
start to get better every day as the season starts.
Good luck and good fishing.
The American Littoral Society will sponsor a
snorkeling trip on Thursday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. to
observe bay life in grass flats and sandy bottoms. Par-
Anna Maria Island Tides
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu5/18 2:30 2.5ft 10:21-0.2ft
Fri5/19 3:29 2.3ft 11:18 0.0ft
Sat 5/20 7:32 1.5ff 10:09 1.4ft 4:42 2.0ft -
Sun5/21 8:04 1.6ft 12:15 0.2ff 6:11 1.8ft 12:26 1.3ft
Mon5/22 8:40 1.8ft 1:07 0.4ft 7:52 1.6ft 2:11 1.0ff
Tue5/23 9:12 1.9ft 1:53 0.5ft 9:24 1.5ft 3:17 0.7ft
Wed 5/24 9:40 2.1ft 2:38 0.7ft 10:39 1.5ft 4:14 0.5ft
SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1 06 laler
Deep Sea Sports Fishing
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Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2727
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Repairs and Installation
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Holmes Beach (813) 778-5646
ticipants are to meet in the park at New Pass (Longboat
Key end). Cost: $3 members/$5 non-members. Infor-
mation and reservations: 355-2291.
The World Championship Wrestling's third annual
SLAMBOREE '95 will take place at St. Petersburg's
Bayfront Center on Sunday, May 21, at 6 p.m. Hulk
Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Vedar and Ric Flair
will headline the event. Tickets are available at all
Ticketmaster outlets. Information: 1-813-287-8844.
South Florida Museum, Bradenton will offer an
adult educational class taught by Chris Fusca entitled
"Landscaping With Native Plants" on Saturday, May
20, from noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $4 museum members/$8
non-members. Information: 746-4131, ext. 28.
4, 6, & 9 HOUR TRIPS
FISH THE CALM WATERS OF TAMPA OR
Expires 6/11/95 Not valid w/other offers or discounts
for further information and reservation call
12507 Cortez Road West
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TOUR OF FINE
Sunday May 21 1 4 PM
106 Pelican Dr., Anna Maria ............$187,500
Waterfront home: a nature lover's paradise. 2BR/
2BA home on a natural canal and just one block
to the beach. This home is in immaculate condi-
tion. Gene Rossano 778-2615 eves.
623 Foxworth, Holmes Beach ..........$212,000
Key Royale. 3BR/2BA, canalfront home with boat
dock, pool, 70% stone lawn. Clarke Williams
6500 Flotilla Dr., #186,
Holmes Beach ................................... $149,900
Westbay Point & Mooring. 2BR/2BA condo with
spectacular Bay view, plus 30' boat slip. Decora-
tor perfect. Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
701 Manatee Ave. #11,
Holmes Beach ................................... $118,000
Westbay Cove South. 2BR/2BA bayfront ground
floor unit. Steps to pool and tennis. Furnished
turnkey. Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
3705 East Bay Dr., #112,
Holmes Beach ..................................... $84,900
Sunbow Bay 2BR/2BA condo in excellent con-
dition close to beach. Elevator and covered park-
ing. Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
4255 Gulf Dr., #221,
Holmes Beach ...................................$119,900
Island Village. Lovely 2BR/2BA condo with a view
of the Bay. New ceramic tile, wallpaper, decora-
tor perfect. Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
2306 63rd St. West, Bradenton ........$176,900
Cape Town Village. Stunning 3BR/2.5BA two story
home on a nicely treed lot. This home is less than a
year old. Many extras. Elfi Starrett 798-9716 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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This 3BR/2.5BA elegant quality built home has it all Oak
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BY RICHARD SILVESTRI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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21 Parisian church
26 Model Cheryl
28 Cosmo, e.g.
29 Chemical suffix
33 "West Side
34 Ohio noggins
37 Piano practice
39 Sailor's reply
41 Nine, in
42 A whole lot
45 Kind of service
46 Calls the shots
49 "-- longa, vita
50 Colorado bylaw 93 N.C.A.A. tourn.
53 Cheer leader? nail-biters
54 Declined 94 Make fun of
57 In the raw 95 Hoyle subject
58 Fleeced 97 Pennsylvania
59 Palindromic expanse
singer 101 Cochise's
60 Lift: elevator:: cohorts
bridewell:-- 103 God of the Nile
61 Start of a 105 Red heart,
title 106 Gofers
62 Calendar col. 107 Eat one's words
63 Miracles' "Going 108 Stew ingredients
to a- 109 Without end, to
64 Wright wing? poets
65 Less up-to-date 10 Union member
68 "Radio Days" DOWN
director I Letter before
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frame 2 Keen
70 Alabama observation
residence 3 Doctored a
72 It's past due broken bone
73 Colorful shells 4 Considers
75 Opening notes 5 Pain, so to speak
76 Madestill 6 Pupil'scoat
80 "- chance!" 7 aia
81 Ballerina 8 Grand slam
83 Mystique 9 J.F.K. info
84 All-- sudden 10 Ordain
85 Senior Cervantes 11 Difficulty
87 California chap 12 Cookbook amts.
89 Mr. Pecksniff of 13 Put away
"Martin 14 Illinois college
Chuzzlewit" 15 Fold
90 Tech. school 16 Beats around the
91 Get better bush
92 Actress Virna 18 Starts of auto
20 Summer treats
25 Linen fabric
27 Bird-plane link
33 More than jiggle
35 Blues street
36 Home of Phillips
38 Cut away the
40 Like #4 pencils
44 Chinese weight
48 Fishing lure
50 Soprano Amelita
51 Guess Who hit
54 Pilot's option
66 Phone feature
67 Kerchief for
68 What the fat lady
71 Middleof a
78 Not long after, in
79 Morse T 88 "The Graduate"
81 Country singer character
Bandy et al. 89 Military
82 Figures of movement
speech? 91 Unwelcome
85 Pool that
95 Timely question
96 "Take this"
98 "Hoc- in
99 Problem group
100 Jazz pianist
102 Midpoint: Abbr.
104 Salon offering
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baths, Kingfisher model with Bay views This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath has security en-
from all windows. Pool, tennis, spa, cov- try, elevator, pool, garage parking, jacuzzi,
ered parking, ceiling fans in all rooms. boat dock & private beach on Gulf. Call Bill
Call Harold Small 792-8628. $120,000. Bowman 778-4619. $142,900.
Information about Island Real Es-
tate is John's specialty. Call him
anytime for a quick market analysis
or sales question. His informal style
and personable manner have made '
him a Million Dollar Producer.
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GULF FRONT COMPLEX 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, very nice unit on top floor.
Vertical blinds, all appliances, under
building parking, well maintained ground
& locked pool area for security. Call
Helen White 778-6956. $174,900.
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COQUINA BEACH CLUB 2 bedroom, 2
bath directly overlooking wide beach Gor-
geous sunsels from all rooms furnished great
rental opportunity Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-6791 or 778-4161 1185.000.
PERICO BAY CLUB
831 Audubon Dr ....................... ......... .. $120,000 N
870 Audubon Dr........................... ......... $99,900 -
876 Audubon Dr .............................. $86,000
1105 Edgewater Cir. .................. $129,900
1241 Edgewater Cir. ............................ $139,900
706 Estuary Dr................ ... ..... $89,900
1341 Perico Pt Cir. ....................... $163,000 ij
S1115 Roseate Court ................................ $142,900 ,
509 Sanderling Cir. .............................. $129.900 ;
S513 Sanderling Cir. ............................. $129,900
1261 Spoonbill Landings ........... ........ $149,900
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DOWS! Downstairs corner unit, 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, tile entry, kitchen & bath,
Berber carpet. Entry is glassed and living
room extended. Seven ceiling fans,
domed kitchen ceilings. Owner is lic.
Real Estate Agent. Call Bob or Lu
Rhoden 778-2692. $142,500.
PREMIER ISLAND LOCATION 1
bedroom 1 bath overlooking heated pool.
Lush landscape. Excellent price. Call
Bob or Lu Rhoden 778-2692. $79,900.
TERRIFIC 5 BEDROOM
elevated family home on sai
canal. Lot 95 x 117 on cul-de
View of Skyway bridge from
Rose Schnoerr 778-7780 $3
Weekly Rentals From $
Perico Bay Club from $7C
Westbay Point Moorings
with boat dock $900 n
2501 Gulf Drive 2/2 v
Gulf view $700 mo.
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Find the key to the home of your dreams in the pages
of he Islander Bystander. Don't miss a week
With over 255' fronting on Key Royale Pass. This
artist's home captures the essence of island living
with it's 4 or 5 bedrooms and 3/5 baths. Add a fire-
place, oak & tile floors and an art studio with sky-
lights. Two boat docks, mooring whips and davits
complete with a knockout view.
PREMIER CIRCLE RECIPIENTS
Would you like a waterfront home with 3 apts. to
pay the way? The two story main home overlooks
the water. Call for details.
HOLMES BEACH $108,000
Lots of possibilities here Great location and quiet
street. Short walk to shopping center and beach.
2BR/1 BA and the other side features a 1BR/1 BA.
* VERY LARGE home on a double lot with 3BR/
4BA, swimming pool, hardwood floors, 35' open
porch across from Gulf. Just reduced $225,000
* TRI-PLEX INVESTMENT PROPERTY Brings
in over $2,000 month income. $152,000.
* SUNSET TERR. CONDO 2BR/2BA directly
on the Gulf, pool. $164,900.
* SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE CONDO Prime lo-
cation. Directly on the beach. 2BR/2BA. $172,000.
* DUPLEX Near beach, clean and neat. 2 bed-
room, 2 baths each side. Only $129,000.
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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LAGOON VIEW from this 1BR/1BA Runaway
Bay unit with washer/dryer, extra closet space,
all new appliances 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.
NEWLY LISTEDI Over 1400 square feet in this
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA Island Village unit that
features an eat in kitchen, large screen porch,
generous storage and garage parking. The well
maintained complex has 2 pools, tennis court
and is steps to prime beach. Priced at
$109,900. Call Dave Moynihan for detail.
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.
GULF FRONT Exceptional value for these 2BR
direct Gulf front apartments in small ten-unit
complex with quiet Holmes Beach location.
Pool, wide sandy beach and walking distance to
shops and restaurants. Starting at $124,500.
Call Dave Moynihan for details.
GREAT HOLMES BEACH LOCATION Nicely
decorated, turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit at
Ocean Park Terrace. Great view of the Gulf from
master bedroom and screened porch. Pool, se-
cured lobby, elevator and walking beach enhance
this vacation home or great rental possibility.
Priced at $169,000. Call Ed Oliveria.
ISLAND FOURPLEX Four fully furnished 2BR
apartments on large 100 x 100 corner lot. Short
walk to wide, sandy walking beach. Offered at
$295,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
For Results, Reach Richard,
Island Real Estate's Top Producer
If You Need
4 Eve: 795-2865
S Call Jennifer Jones,
5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 18, 1995 0 PAGE 25 10
MOVING: Glass top table & matching cocktail table,
Queen mattress set & twin set, barstools, etc. 778-5302.
10 SPEED HUFFY Scout Bike (wide tires) $70.778-5246.
ORIENTAL FURNITURE, CHINESE: Cabinets and nest-
ing tables, decorated and inlaid with stone & mother of
pearl figurines, large Ming chairs & more. 778-9293.
2 GAS LAWN mowers 19" & 20". $30 each. Good
APPLIANCES Frigidare side by side refrig. 19.6 cu.ft.
& Frigidare electric cleaning stove. Both avocado. $225
OBO set. 778-4084, 778-6541 or pager # 569-1591.
MAN'S BEACH BICYCLE, 10 speed, like new. $40.
MOVING SALE Softside waterbeds, queen $200, twin
$50. Bicycles, 24" Mtn. bike $50, 20" girls $25. Oak
veneer desk 66"x30", printer stand 37"x19", both $275.
Full size video camera $300. Antique three section law-
yers bookcase $300. Dropleaf gateleg dining table
$100. S-10 8' camper shell $25. Call 778-3171.
VANITY UNIT, top, basin 22"x44" bathtub and shower
screen, vanity mirrored cabinet 16"x21". Offers, All must
go this W/E. 778-9480.
MULTI FAMILY 503 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Sat.,
May 20 only. 9-1. Misc. household items, clothes,
books, kids stuff etc.
GARAGE SALE: 103 7th Street S., Bradenton Beach.
Sat., May 20. 12-5 pm. Imports, antiques, and just stuff
ESTATE SALE 3 estates clean-up sale. 3301 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach, Sea Pirate. Fri., Sat. & Sun., May 19,
20 & 21. 8-5 numbers at 7. Tons of antiques, col-
lectibles, glassware, dolls, sterling, antique and cos-
tume jewelry, books, designer clothes, bikes, much
MOVING SALE 236 Lakeview Dr., Anna Maria. Sat.,
May 20. 8-1. Household, misc.
MOVING SALE 209 71st Street, Holmes Beach. Phase
I Fri., May 19. 7-11am. Phase II Sat., May 20. 8am-?
LOST: Himalayan cat, long tan & brown hair, blue
eyes. Vicinity 71st & Gulf Dr. 5/5/95. 778-9506 leave
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Tennis anyone? Live in a tropical
paradise, just 99 steps to world-class
tennis resort. This home has pool
and jacuzzi and is on a beautiful lake, totally
furnished and reduced to bargain price
of $219,900. Just bring your toothbrush.
Call owner/agent for details 359-1380.
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 NOWI Bob
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. House calls. Cats
or dogs. Day-Week-or Month. Reasonable Rates. (Is-
land only). 778-1012.
'95 CHEVYS-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.
88 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4-door, fully equipped,
very good condition, 66,000 miles, well maintained.
$5,900 OBO. 778-6126, 778-6127.
1992 BUICK LeSabre Limited. Beige, 33,000 miles,
excellent condition. 795-1139. $13,000.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
SCUBA SCRUB Mobile underwater hull cleaning. Let
us remove those unwanted barnacles today. Monthly
service or one time cleaning available. 778-8681.
BOAT SLIP for rent. For up to 20' boat Inquire, 778-5352.
HE L WANTED
RETAIL SALES BOUTIQUE Apply within, 10010 Gulf
Dr., Anna Maria.
PURCHASING MGR: Consult P/T or work F/T on de-
sign of computer purchasing program. Office on AM Isl.
Fax resume to 778-8481.
SIMPLY THE BEST
f ISLAND VACATION I
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CLEANING and light yard work 20 hours per week in-
cudes weekends and holidays Haley's Motel 778-5405.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERSI Would you like to meet in-
teresting people from around the world? Are you inter-
ested in leading the history of Anna Maria Island? Get
involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call Dor-
othy 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.
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.
"RELIABLE daytime health care Mon.-Fri. for disabled
and memory impaired adults through Manatee Council
on Aging. Transportation available. 748-6974."
CERTIFIED NURSING ASST. Companion to elderly.
housekeeping, cooking, errands, massage, appointments,
escort, transportation. Quality care. Call Vicki 778-5371.
NEW, FANTASTIC weight loss product (natural), eat
regular, also improves health, provides an opportunity
if interested call 922-2031.
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.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk... whatever your hauling
needs. Call Eddie 0. 778-7369.
KEY ROYALE DRIVE ... Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home on a corner lot with fireplace, large living room,
storm shutters, in excellent condition. Circle driveway, lush
landscaping, fruit trees, pool and canal with boat dock.
$445,000. Call Karin Stephan evenings at 388-1267.
60 NORTH SHORE DRIVE ... Architecturally
designed! Totally refurbished on 2 lots for lush, tropi-
cal seclusion. 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2 fireplaces, secu-
rity system and lights, boat house and slip. $289,000.
Call Karin Stephan evenings at 388-1267.
NICE YARD ... Citrus trees with well and pump.
2 bedroom, 2 bath located in quiet family neighbor-
hood. Central heat and air, eat-in kitchen. $59,000.
Call Carol Heinze evenings at 792-5721.
Enjoy the relaxing Gulf
Breezes and the sound of the
waves gently rolling outside
this excellently maintained
complex. 2 bedrooms, 2
baths, tennis, secured lobby,
2 pools (1 heated), garage,
additional storage. $139,900.
Multi-Million $ Club
Certified Residential Specialist
Martinique... 3 bd, 3 ba,
Gulf/beach view. $196,900.
Westbay Cove... pool view
1 bed, furished. $89,900.
Motel... 6 apts Holmes
Beach. Location Potential
18% ROI. $430,000.
Seats 85+ outdoors. 2,000
s.f. 2 COP, furnishings +
900 s.f. 2 bd apt. $520,000.
T. Dolly Young
Leading Edge Society
FANTASTIC SKYWAY VIEWS
140 FEET OF BAYFRONT!
Very rare bayfront
home. Boat dock,
2BR/2BA. White tile,
open, large gourmet
kitchen, great for
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Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
Remodeling Service Calls
741-8900 RF- 006644
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SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
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Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
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FREE EXPERT ADVICE
LA A R I F I
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places available
for ages 2 thru 6. Individual attention in small groups.
Ask about our Summer program. Register now for Falll
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-2967.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible. Ex-
cellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
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.
THE CHEAPEST WAY to improve your home is to
landscape it. Full service, free estimate, Island Gar-
den Center 778-4441.
DESIGN 2000 FOR HAIR. Offering excellence in hair
design and color expertise. We invite you to experience
the finest in personal service. North end of LBK at 6400
Gulf of Mexico Dr. 387-9807, evenings by appointment.
MOTHER OF ONE willing to watch your child in my Island
home. Asking $70 a week. Will work from 7 am to 4 pm,
meals included. Please contact Betty Jo at 779-2038.
HOUSEKEEPER COOK Perfection in cleaning and
delicious home cooked meals. Experienced, excellent
Island references. Call now, leave message 747-0710.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody, sham-
poo-steam, deodorize, living rm, dining rm & hall, $34.95.
11 years in the business. No hidden prices. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Fumiture 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
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.
DON COLEMAN PAINTING Residential, commercial, inte-
rior, exterior. Free estimates, 30 yrs experience. 778-2356.
ISLAND RETAIL produce stand. Includes inventory,
walk-in cooler, digital scales & more. Great price, great
business. 778-7964, 778-1845 message.
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 June-Sept 95. Call Dave Moynihan Realtor 778-
2246 or evenings 778-7976.
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
Winter 1996. $850/wk. gulf front. 813-949-3713.
1,000 S.F. 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, 1 BR, patio, pool, W/D,
furnished. Annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA condo has washer &
dryer, $750/mo. Call Denise or Lisa, Wagner Realty
MINI-VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.-
Wed. or Mon.-Thurs. 2 people/4 nights $135. Kitchens.
500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Motel & Resort
FURNISHED one and two bedroom rentals available
until December. $550 and $750/mo. Anna Maria Realty,
One On One In Your Home
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SFitness & Nutritional Guidance
Y Muscle Toning & Body Sculpting
Y Deep Breathing & Relaxation Exercises
Geri Travis 779 129
B.S., Ph. Ed, Fitness Specialist 7792129
CLEANING SERVICES INC.
Total Quality Cleaning
10% DISCOUNT FOR NEW CUSTOMERS
Please Call 751-4140
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"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
We do it all for one low price. Everything is
included for $85 on a normal size car.
Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish,
Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires, Shampoo Carpets &
Seats, Dress Interior, Satin-Black Under Carriage,
Engine Cleaned & Silicone Protected. Our mobile
service means no one has to drive your car. And
we are eco-friendly utilizing only 100 percent
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your convenience, home or office.
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HOLMES BEACH 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Fumished,
laundry facilities, seasonal, yearly, near beach. 778-9304.
HOLMES BEACH Gulf view from your balcony. 2BR
apt. turnkey furnished. Available now thru Dec, at off
season rates. 778-4368.
ANNUAL: Great 1BR/1BA condo Unfumished, immacu-
late with tile floors and huge private garage with washer-
dryer. $550/mo. 1BR/1BA efficiency, quiet street, all
utilities included $400/mo. SEASONAL: Great old
Florida House and right on the beach. 1110 Gulf Dr.
1 BR/1 BA $300/wk. 2BR/1BA $400/wk or rent both units
for $675/wk. GORGEOUS GULF-FRONT just remod-
eled, beautiful oak floors and panoramic Gulf-view,
large private pool. 1BR/1BA $600/wk. Gulf-Bay Realty
778-7244 309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
GULF FRONT BEACH house Perfect, spacious 3BR/
2BA on N. Shore in Anna Maria. One-of-a-kind! You
can't get closer to the Gulf! Available: monthly & sea-
sonal 95-95. $3,000/mo. 778-3171.
PERICO BAY CLUB unfurnished 2BR/2BA, pristine bayfront,
carport, appliances. $850/no plus $850 security. No pets.
Prudential Florida Realty T. Dolly Young 778-0766.
CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA, den, equipped kitchen, 5 ceil-
ing fans, 2 decks, gas grill, canoe. Available season,
annual, wk. 779-1049, 513-891-9703.
ANNUAL, 3BR/2.5BA, north end of island. $1,000/
month. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
FOR RENT 1 & 2 bedroom furnished. 778-5814.
ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available
from $300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
MARTINIQUE CONDO 2BR/2BA direct ocean view,
pool, tennis court. Turnkey $1,500 plus electric and
phone. Will rent yearly 813-884-0222.
GULF-FRONT beach house Firecracker special on N.
Shore Drive in Anna Maria. 3BR/2BA in perfect condi-
tion. July 1 -July 8,1995. $1,200. 778-3171.
ROOM-MATE WANTED to share Holmes Beach du-
plex. Clean, Quiet. Smoker OK, no pets. Phone 778-
7964, 778-1845 message.
ANNUAL unfurnished 1 BR/1 BA clean, quiet, great for non-
smoking employed or retired lady. $500/mo plus deposit
includes cable, water, garbage. No pets. 778-7472.
GULF FRONT 2BR/1BA sleeps 4-6. Beautiful sunsets.
Private beach, cable telephone. Available Now-Nov.
$395/wk. Also 1996 season $1,400/monthly. 778-1135.
ANNA MARIA unfurnished 2BR/2BA home. Utility room, W/
D, garage, deep canal dock, yard service, Bay view & beach
access. 1 year lease, $900 per month. No pets. 778-5793.
HOLMES BEACH furnished 2BR/1BA ground floor
home 100 yards to Gulf. Large lanai with spa and
sundeck. Tropical setting. Available to mid December
$1,100/mo includes utilities, no pets. 778-5246.
VACATION RENTAL by owner. Resort 66, weeks in June
& July, poolside $500, Beach front $600. 1-800-977-0803.
MODERN DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, all appliances, 1/2
block to beach, covered parking & locked storage.
Available 6/1, $750/mo, annual plus deposit. 778-9689.
ANNUAL RENTAL Anna Maria on canal. 2BR/1BA
large deck. Furnished $650/mo, unfurnished $575/mo.
794-8877 or 778-1096.
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.
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.
INVEST! Several Island 2plexes & 4plexes available.
Get all the facts from Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX
DEEP WATER CANAL, Newly remodeled 4BR/2BA
home, 222 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, by owner. $219,500.
call 778-2681 for appointment.
QUADRAPLEX FOR SALE 1 1 bedroom, 3 2 bed-
PERICO BAY CLUB. Grand Cayman. Spotless, ready
to move into large 3BR/2BA unit. Lanai and deck over-
looks lake. 2-car garage. Just reduced to $149,900. Ask
for Rose Schnoerr, Realtor. Neal & Neal, Realtors.
NOTHING TO DO except move in when you purchase
this remodeled canalfront jewel that is furnished and
waiting for you. Located only 4 homes from open end
of canal. Unspeakable views from your private dock.
See it today at $189,900 by calling Sandy Greiner RE/
MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
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.
GREAT TERMS! Owner wants to finance this ground
level Holmes Beach Condo. Call today: Sandy Greiner,
RE/MAX Gulfstream 778-7777.
WANTED TO BUY duplex in Holmes Beach or Anna
Maria. Private party. 778-0405.
NEED A LOT OF ROOM? Then take a look at this
4BR/2.5BA Anna Maria Canal home with over 3,000
s.f. of living space. Garage for 3 cars, boathouse,
dock and davits. Call Sandy Greiner, RE/MAX
Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
More information: 778-7978
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Complete property maintenance on a regular basis
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