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MAY 25, 1995


FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


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Another stop light for Island at Coquina Beach?


By Paul Roat
A specially formed task force met for months last
year to carve out a set of proposals for Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. Hundreds of
hours and thousands of dollars were spent to formulate
recommendations to the Manatee County Commission.
County commissioners will now decide whether to
abide by the recommendations of the 789 Task Force
or their own engineering staff recommendations for
one of the intersections on the Island.


Pig may


not fly in


Holmes


Beach

By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A pet potbellied pig will get one more chance for
approval by the Holmes Beach City Council due to a
change of heart by Councilwoman Billie Martini.
Shirley Howden-Gillett of 6402 Holmes Blvd.
brought her request to keep her pet pig, Frances Bacon,
to council last week. However, several neighbors ob-
jected due to the odor and fleas.
The city's land development code prohibits the
keeping of farm-type animals, noted Councilman Don
Maloney. He said if the council does not agree with the
code, "change it instead of constantly making excep-
tions. If we are going to agree that it's okay to have a
pig, then it's okay to have cows, chickens and horses."
The council did make a special exception for a pet pig
several years ago, said Councilwoman Carol Whitmore.
"Nowhere in the code does the council have the
authority to grant an exception," pointed out Mayor
Rich Bohnenberger.
"I reside across the street," said neighbor Dave
Berra. "She has two dogs, three cats, a rabbit and pos-
sibly a ferret. There are too many animals. We have a
flea problem. I can smell that pig. We complained and
she harassed us by calling my wife's employer. This is
imposing on my rights. Frankly, I feel like I'm living
next to a borderline farm."
Another neighbor echoed Berra's complaints.
Howden-Gillett said someone complained about her
dogs running loose and she had to get rabies shots and tags
for the animals because they were a year overdue.
"I'm sorry they don't like my animals but my animals
are all under control and I pick up after them," she said.
"Chris (Berra) has been harassing me for three years and
I tried to tell her that my dogs go on city property. And
when she complained about my potbellied pig, I lost it."


New area code

effective May 28
We all might be stuttering for a while when
asked our phone numbers after May 28, when area
code 813 changes to area code 941 for Manatee,
Sarasota and Polk counties.
Personal- and professional-use technologies -
like computers, fax machines and pagers plus
the expected continuing population growth are
mandating the need for the new number.
But don't throw away those business cards and
stationery yet! GTE Florida has installed a grace
period until March 3, 1996.
Until that date, those outside our area who dial
813 will still get through. After that date, 813 call-
ers will get a recorded message informing them that
we're in a new dialing domain.


The task force called for a traffic circle, called a
roundabout, at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Leffis
Key near Coquina Beach.
The county staff is also recommending a traffic
signal as an option, something task force members did
not consider viable for that location.
County commissioners will decide the matter June
6 and forward their recommendation to the Florida
Department of Transportation, who will fund the work.
The stop light has irked Bradenton Beach City


"The ordinance is clear to me," said Council Chair-
man Luke Courtney. "The raising of pigs is prohibited
in the city. Just because the council waived this four
years ago, does not make it correct."
Resident Ron Arbanas noted, "A covered enclo-
sure that keeps pigs is a pig sty. A pig is a pig and they
stink. Quit horsing around and do something about it."
Councilwoman Pat Geyer said, "I would give an ex-
ception with stipulations. It would have to stay within the
confines of the yard and she would have to clean up after
it. My daughter had a pig. You never knew there was a pig
in that building. There was no smell."
Whitmore said she would consider an exception with
strict criteria and "if she doesn't meet them it's out"
Both Maloney and Courtney said they would not
favor an exception.
Martini first said she would not favor an exception,
then she suggested the matter be placed on the next work
session to give council more time to think about it.
The matter will be placed on the June 6 agenda.
Due to recent events involving Howden-Gillett and
the Berras, the Berras were granted an injunction Friday
against Howden-Gillett for one year for protection against
violence. Howden-Gillett cannot telephone or intention-
ally come within 15 feet of the Berras or their property or
harass, curse, yell or display any firearm at them.


Council members, who unanimously approved a reso-
lution objecting to the light and urging some other al-
ternative to a traffic light at the beach be investigated.
Police Chief Jack Maloney strenuously objected to
the traffic signal proposal.
"The DOT said a roundabout [at Bridge Street and
Gulf Drive] was better than a traffic light, yet you now
say a traffic light is better than a roundabout at Leffis
PLEASE SEE STOP LIGHT, PAGE 2


Helicopter
heads up in
Sound
To inaugurate this week's
observance of National
Safe Boating Week, U.S.
Coast Guard members
held a mock helicopter
rescue Sunday in Anna
Maria Sound. Amid the
roar of the engines and
the powerful downdraft
from the whirling blades,
Coast Guard crew
members Eduardo
Aguilar, left, and Dawn
Shapland retrieved the
rescue basket lowered
from the hovering heli-
copter. The event was
witnessed by about 50
people on personal
watercraft, and could
have lent an ominous
tone to the week's festivi-
ties when one Jet-ski
driver and passenger
tumbled off their vessel
while cutting across the
bow of the 41-foot Coast
Guard boat just before
the rescue demonstration,
Skipper Catharine Gross
was able to stop the boat
and was able to avoid a
collision. Islander Photo:
Paul Roat


Cracker remembers
another Memorial Day,
page 8







SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions .................................... ........... 6
Those Were the Days .........:.......................... 7
Cracker's Crumbs ........................................ ... 8
School Daze ............................................. 13
T-ball league pictures............................. ..... 14
Stir-it-up .................................. ............. 20
Streetlife .................................. ............. 22
Anna Maria tides ....................................... .. 25
Real estate .................................. ............ 26
Crossword puzzle...................................... .. 32
Island map, page 16-17


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






BIJ PAGE 2 0 MAY 25, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Councilman asks Center to change its bylaws


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
In an attempt to resolve the city's lack of represen-
tation on the Anna Maria Island Community Center's
Board of Directors, Holmes Beach Councilman Don
Maloney asked the Center to change its bylaws.
At its last meeting, council expressed its willingness
to appoint a representative; however, Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger objected because he feels it Is "improper to
have an elected official sitting on an appropriating body
and then sitting on the body that receives the money."
According to the Center's bylaws the city represen-

Sign ordinance
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Five changes to the city's sign ordinance were
agreed upon by the Holmes Beach City Council last
week and will be drafted for review by the city attor-
ney.
The changes include:
Permitting advertisement on vehicles such as the
trolley. The current ordinance allows advertising on a
vehicle by the business owner only.
Providing for temporary signs or banners for new
or relocating businesses.
Providing for a $5 fine per sign for retrieval of
signs which are in violation and are picked up by the
public works department.
Providing for a $10 permit for off-premise signs
advertising temporary events such as benefits and fund
raisers. Signs may be in place two weeks prior to the
event
Providing for a permit for wall signs. The sug-
gested fee is $35 to $50.
The city should keep signs that are placed on the
right of way and picked up by the public works depart-
ment, said Councilman Don Maloney.
"That would be the best way to make people stop


Bridge resolutions

concern mayor
Expressing reservations about two resolutions on
the Island's bridges, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger asked the council to carefully consider
approving them.
One resolution, written by resident Bob VanWagoner,
asked the Metropolitan Planning Organization to request
that the U.S. Department of Transportation initiate a "ma-
jor investment study" of all area bridges.
"A major investment study would cancel the
charrette (study group on the necessity of a third
bridge)," maintained Bohnenberger. "I have asked
people at the professional level and they said they did
not feel it applies to this particular project (the Anna
Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue). The end re-
sult may not be something we want to hear."
A major investment study includes other possible
alternatives to relieve the traffic congestion and impact
on the communities involved, explained VanWagoner.
"I reviewed all the bridge projects and it seemed
obvious that something else had to be done because all
the projects are interrelated," he said. "If MPO and
DOT gave the green light on all these projects, we'd
have six new bridges. What would that do to our bar-
rier islands? It's preposterous."
A second resolution written by Bradenton Beach
Mayor Katie Pierola asks that all references to bridge re-
placement projects for Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road
be removed from the county's comprehensive plan.
"This started out as an attempt to get the county,
the MPO and the Island cities' comprehensive plans to
be compatible," said Bohnenberger. "It turned out to be
quite lengthy. I drafted a single page resolution that
accomplishes the same thing."
The county's comprehensive plan does not make
references to bridge replacement projects, said
Bohnenberger. However, there are inconsistencies re-
garding the number of lanes for the bridges.
Carol Clarke of the county's planing department
recommended using the comprehensive plan evaluation
process for addressing the bridge lane requirements.
In consensus all council members favored approval
of Bohnenberger's resolution over Pierola's and four
favored approval of VanWagoner's resolution.


tative must be appointed by the mayor. The represen-
tative has full voting powers on the board.
Maloney said he asked the Center to eliminate the
voting power for city representatives. He said he has
not received a reply from the board.
Bohnenberger said a bylaw change would not
change his view on the issue.
"I wouldn't want to be responsible for putting
someone in a position where he could be used by other
people and possibly have negative fallout," he said.
"I am a board member at large. I see no conflict of
interest or ethics violations," said Council Chairman


A study to determine the feasibility of a new
bridge across Sarasota Bay from the Cortez Bridge
south to the Ringling Bridge has been delayed to
October.
Members of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization decided Monday to de-
lay the study to allow a greater representation from
the public.
The study, called a charrette, will bring to-
gether interested people and groups to discuss the
merits of building an additional bridge across
Sarasota Bay, according to MPO Senior Planner
Bob Herrington. Representatives from federal,
state, regional and local governments will discuss
the financial, environmental and traffic merits of a
new bridge during the study.
Herrington said problems issuing the request
for interested businesses to conduct the charrette
had moved the date for the meetings back to July
or August.
Longboat Key Commissioner Bob Drohlich,
also a member of the MPO, said most residents of
the key were away during the summer months.
"We are constantly getting criticism from resi-
dents that we keep doing things like this in the sum-


Stop light
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Key?" Maloney asked county engineers last week.
Maloney said an access road parallel to Gulf Drive
near the beach would present a real problem for motorists,
some of whom jump onto the road to avoid waiting in traf-
fic when leaving the beach. "A traffic light would make
that access road even more dangerous," Maloney said.
County Engineer Ahmed Aburahmah said his ob-
servations at the intersection indicated pedestrian traf-
fic would be better handled with alight Maloney coun-
tered that virtually no one walked from Leffis Key to


Luke Courtney. "I have no personal gain for the mon-
ies I voted to the Center."
"I don't see a problem," agreed Councilwoman
Carol Whitmore. "He's doing it now. He's only got one
vote on the board. He has no personal gain."
Bohnenberger said an appointment would be in con-
flict with the Center's bylaws and the city charter.
"You're making a mountain out of a molehill," re-
plied Whitmore. "You're the city administrator. We
can override you."
Council agreed to wait for a reply from the
Center's board on changing the bylaws.


changes afoot in Holmes Beach


doing it," he said.
"I guess you could consider it abandoned prop-
erty," said Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez.
Resident Jim Meena suggested a $10 garage sale
permit to eliminate signs that are not removed once the
sale is over.


S A sign of a need
for change?
Holmes Beach City
Council members are
proposing changes to the
city sign ordinance -
you might say they are
going to stop clowning
around with signs.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood

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Mary Alice Chakoumakos asked that council regu-
late the time period rental signs in residential areas may
be displayed.
"I know of two rental signs in my neighborhood
that are up 365 days a year," she said.
Fernandez said enforcement would be very difficult


mer when the people are gone," Drohlich said.
"July or August is a very bad time to do this."
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
questioned the public involvement in the study in
the first place, citing his understanding that only
decision makers would be involved in the process.
"It should not be a public-type process," McClash
said, although he indicated the public should be
allowed as spectators to the study sessions.
MPO Executive Director Mike Guy said the
public would be involved as they envisioned the
charrette, but that public comment would be limited.
MPO members voted unanimously to delay
the charrette to October.
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 proposed bridge if
the charrette results are favorable. Herrington said
he expected the actual charge by the meeting or-
ganizer to conduct the charrette to be much less
than the $50,000 budgeted.
DOT District Secretary David May has said
traffic counts on the existing three bridges war-
ranted the new bridge, but environmental prohibi-
tions may halt its construction.


Coquina Beach.
"Why didn't you call us to request input about pe-
destrian access?" Maloney asked. "There is none."
Councilman Walt Grace was also irked about the sig-
nal proposal. "Why is there this talk about a roundabout
or a traffic light there when we have so many other re-
quests within the 789 Task Force study?" he said.
Vice Mayor Dick Suhre was more direct
"We need a heart transplant and we're getting a mani-
cure," he said of Island road improvement needs.
Cost of the traffic signal would be slightly higher
than that of a roundabout, County engineer Wayne
Roberts said, with the light costing about $94,000 and
the roundabout coming in at $89,000.


Bridge crossing study


delayed to October


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 25, 1995 0 PAGE 3 Ei


Neighbors' complaints shut down artist


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Heeding the complaints of three neighbors, the
Holmes Beach City Council said they could not ap-
prove a home occupation license for artist Terry Hunt
last week.
Neighbors Richard and Ruth Foehrkolb, Walter
Clinansmith and John Meehan said the noise and dust
generated by Hunt's work with wood is not in keeping
with a neighborhood atmosphere.
In the application, Hunt said he draws his designs
on paper and transfers them to the wood which is cut
and carved using small power hand tools such as a jig-
saw, grinder and palm sander. The pieces are painted
with acrylics and sealed with a clear finish, then sold
at art shows around the state.
"The problem is that the tools I use are minimal
small hand tools which make a small amount of noise
but in a prolonged period could irritate someone if they
paid attention to them," explained Hunt. "It's well un-
der the noise ordinance. It's not as loud as a
lawnmower."
He said he tried to work with the neighbors by


working only In the morning and moving his operation
to the other side of the house. He also said he would
only work between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
"I don't have a problem with this," said Council-
woman Carol Whitmore. "People work in their garages
and do stuff like this all the time."
One criterion for the license is that all work must
be conducted entirely within the dwelling unit, noted
Council Chairman Luke Courtney. He said he saw
Hunt working in a small shed behind the home.
"I will work within the confines of my home if I'm
granted an occupational license," replied Hunt."
"It says very clearly there 'shall be no noise, dirt,
fumes, odor, vibration, radio, television or electromag-
netic disturbance in connection with the home occupa-
tion that would disturb the neighborhood area,' read
Courtney.
"It does not state that it's anything less than what
our noise ordinance is," said Whitmore. "I think that
'noise' needs to be defined. To me he fits within our
guidelines."
"It creates more noise than a lawnmower and it
doesn't go away," said Meehan. "That noise will drive


you into the house. It grates on your ears. I'm glad to
see him make all the money he can but not at my ex-
pense. You wouldn't want this in your back yard."
"It's not only the noise," added Foehrkolb, "it's the
dust. It comes in the screens."
Courtney pointed to another of the rules which says
the home occupation cannot reach a level of activity
that detracts from the residential character of the neigh-
borhood.
"This is a home occupation," he stressed. "The
purpose of this license is to protect the citizens of
Holmes Beach and the residential character of the city.
This council doesn't want to stop you in your business,
but it's not suitable for a home occupation license."
Council agreed with Courtney in consensus.
Courtney told Hunt he could make another attempt to
work out an agreement with his neighbors and re-sub-
mit the application.
"Then I'll be very busy making Christmas presents
for all my friends," said Hunt. "I can move my stuff
onto the back porch and make one heck of a racket"
"Don't threaten this council," warned Courtney. "If
we find you're selling these items and operating a busi-
ness, we will take action."

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The Anchorage Restaurant closed its doors Mon-
day, with owners citing a desire to sell the property.
The property at the corer of Pine Avenue and
South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria is owned by Seay
Brothers Property. Manager John Home said the own-
ers feel they can more aggressively market the property
if it is closed.
"It's hard to keep employees with the prospect of
a new owner taking over and possibly closing for reno-
vations. We didn't want to let it go until we couldn't
afford to operate," Home said, "and this way all the


employees were paid."
According to Home, the Anna Maria City Pier and
restaurant will remain open seven days a week serving
lunch and dinner.
The facility on the pier serves wine and beer pres-
ently and Home said he was not certain if the liquor
license from the main restaurant would be utilized on
the pier for full-liquor service.
Almost 60 Anchorage employees were laid off
Monday when the announcement was made although
some were relocated to jobs on the pier.


Anna Maria City
No meetings scheduled

Bradenton Beach
5/30, 1 p.m., Council work session with
department heads
5/31, 7 p.m., Council work session with
public and business owners

Holmes Beach
5/26, 9 am., Code Enforcement Board
5/30,2 p.m., Planning Commission

All city offices will be closed on May 29
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i[] PAGE 4 E MAY 25, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

ISLAND NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY

Part III: Survey results for each Island city


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Island Needs Assessment Study, a
random survey of Island residents in six age
groups and in three professional groups, was
designed to identify residents' most pressing
social service 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.
Results of the survey are given in several cat-
egories 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 five problems for all ages and the
top three for individual age groups will be listed for
each Island city. The top five of the 15 severity of prob-
lem questions will be listed for each city.

Anna Maria City, all ages
1. Lack of affordable medical care
2. Lack of public health care
3. Lack of community disaster education
4. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
5. Fear of being a victim of crime

Anna Maria City, individual age groups
Age 0 12
1. Lack of public health care
2. Lack of education on AIDS and other sexually trans-
mitted diseases
3. Lack of drug related recovery programs
Age 13 -18
1. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
2. Lack of education on AIDS and other sexually trans-
mitted diseases
3. Unwanted pregnancy
Age 19 35
1. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
2. Lack of education on AIDS and other sexually trans-
mitted diseases
3. Lack of community disaster education
Age 36 60
1. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
2. Lack of affordable medical care
3. Fear of being a victim of crime
Age 61 74
1. Lack of community disaster education
2. Lack of affordable medical care
3. Lack of public health care
Age 75 and up


1. Lack of affordable medical care
2. Lack of community disaster education
3. Inability to live independently

Anna Maria City, severity of problem questions
1. Lack of bicycle paths
2. Rundown appearance of neighborhood
3. Juvenile delinquency (including truancy)
4. Lack of affordable day/night care for the elderly
5. Lack of parent skills training

Bradenton Beach, all ages
1. Lack of affordable public transportation
2. Accessibility of medical care
3. Lack of accessible public transportation
4. Affordability of recreational activities
5. Lack of counseling programs

Bradenton Beach, individual age groups
Age 0 12
1. Accessibility of medical care
2. Lack of public health care
3. Lack of counseling programs
Age 13 18
1. Alcohol/drug prevention programs
2. Accessibility of medical care
3. Lack of accessible public transportation
Age 19 35
1. Alcohol/drug prevention programs
2. Lack of counseling programs
3. Lack of accessible public transportation
Age 36 60
1. Accessibility of medical care
2. Alcohol/drug prevention programs
3. Lack of counseling programs
Age 61 74
1. Affordability of recreational programs
2. Lack of accessible public transportation


3. Accessibility of medical care
Age 75 and over
1. Accessibility of medical care
2. Lack of accessible public transportation
3. Lack of affordable public transportation

Bradenton Beach, severity of problem questions
1. Lack of public health facility
2. Lack of bicycle paths
3. Rundown appearance of neighborhood/com-
munity
4. Lack of affordable after school care
5. Accessibility of day/night care for children

Holmes Beach, all ages
1. Fear of being a victim of crime
2. Lack of affordable medical care
3. Accessibility of public transportation
4. Accessibility of medical care
5. Lack of public health care

Holmes Beach, individual age groups
Age 0 12
1. Fear of being a victim of crime
2. Lack of affordable medical care
3. Lack of public health care
Age 13 -18 and 19 35
1. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
2. Fear of being a victim of crime
3. Lack of affordable medical care
Age 36 60
1. Fear of being a victim of crime
2. Affordability of counseling
3. Alcohol/drug/medication abuse
Age 61 74,75 and over
1. Fear of being a victim of crime
2. Lack of accessible public transportation
3. Lack of affordable medical care

Holmes Beach, severity of problem questions
1. Lack of bicycle paths
2. Rundown appearance of neighborhood
3. Juvenile delinquency (including truancy)
4. Lack of public health care
5. Accessibility of day/night care for the elderly

Note: In last week's installment, results of assessment
for three professional groups (teachers, law enforce-
ment and clergy) were listed. They were the percep-
tions of those professionals for each particular age
group shown not the age group of the professionals
surveyed as may have been perceived.
Next week: How the data will be used


Council and mayor give preliminary budget input


Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger pre-
sented a list of suggested capital improvements to the
council last week and asked for the council's input on
the 1995-96 budget.
Capital improvements include:
Key Royale Bridge seawall project $420,000
Key Royale Bridge replacement $500,000
City complex $500,000
Stormwater management $752,000
Land acquisition for stormwater retention -
$175,000
Funds for the first three projects will come from
the one-cent school sales tax. The funds for stormwater
management will come from the stormwater runoff fee
and the funds for the land acquisitions will come from
general revenue and grant funds, said Bohnenberger.
"The Key Royale Bridge replacement is still not in
the five-year work plan of the Florida Department of
Transportation," he said. "If it should be put in the plan,
I would probably recommend that we go ahead with the
project and be reimbursed by DOT. They will reim-
burse us if we have an interlocal agreement."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said the plan-
ning commission briefly discussed a special assessment
for the Key Royale Bridge.
"My understanding of special assessments is that
they have to improve the value that's being assessed,"
explained Bohnenberger. "I don't see how replacing
that bridge will improve the property of anybody on


Key Royale and I do see where letting it deteriorate
could devalue the property."
Planners also brought up the idea of a causeway in-
stead of a bridge, said Courtney. Public Works Director
John Fernandez said that would eliminate a boating route.
Courtney said his budget suggestions would in-
clude the same donation as the previous year for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and a grants
needs assessment study.
Increase the public works budget to improve the
rights of way and add vegetation, suggested Council-
woman Carol Whitmore.
Councilwoman Billie Martini asked for reflective
numbers for street signs. Fernandez said he has not


found any good product available.
Resident Bob Jones asked if the city could budget
money for Australian pine removal. Bohnenberger said
the city applied for a grant for $86,000 to remove ex-
otic species.
Deputy Clerk Teri Kirkpatrick explained that the
department heads must submit their budgets to the
mayor by June 1. The mayor will work with
Kirkpatrick and the department heads to create a bal-
anced budget by June 15.
There will be a budget work session for the public
in July in order to complete any changes to the budget
in August. The first and second readings of the budget
ordinance will be held in September.


New cop cars OK'd for Bradenton Beach


Bradenton Beach patrolmen will have new tools
to tool around in soon.
The Bradenton Beach City Council approved a
request by Police Chief Jack Maloney to enter into
a lease-purchase agreement for two new police cars.
"We keep getting killed with bills for repairing
cars," Maloney said. "There were four cars down in
the shop last week," he added, explaining that most
of the city's patrol vehicles had more than 100,000
miles on their odometers.


Maloney requested and received council ap-
proval to enter into a lease-purchase agreement to
get two more new cars at a cost of $17,100 apiece.
The money is budgeted in a $15,500 "new car"
account for the city's police department, an account
Maloney said would be adequate to pay for the
approximate $800 per month lease payments for
the remainder of this budget year.
The city acquired two new police cars earlier this
year to prop up the sagging fleet of patrol vehicles.


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Holmes Beach density amendment not legal


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A density amendment proposed by the Holmes
Beach City Council last year would be a preemption of
state statute, making it illegal, said State Attorney Gen-
eral Bob Butterworth.
The council proposed a charter amendment to re-
quire a city-wide referendum for any density increase.
In December of last year, council passed on first read-
ing an ordinance to have the amendment placed on the

Islander open
Memorial Day
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to noon Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day as a ser-
vice to our readers wishing to place classified ads.
Deadline for classified ads is noon Monday.


March ballot for voter approval.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff, citing concerns over
court challenges, recommended further research on the
proposed amendment. She wrote Butterworth for an
opinion, requesting if any section of Chapter 163 of the
Florida Statutes would pre empt the authority of the
city to adopt the charter amendment.
Butterworth replied, "Section 163.3189, F.S.,pre-
scribes the exclusive method for amending comprehen-
sive plans that have been found to be in compliance
with the Local Government Comprehensive Planning
and Land Development Regulation Act, Part II, Chap-
ter 163, F.S. This statute constitutes a preemption of
this subject to the state."
He continued, "When the legislature has prescribed
how a thing must be done, that method must be ob-
served. When the controlling law directs how a thing
shall be done that is, in effect, a prohibition against its
being done in any other way."


Petruffs second question was, "Does a charter
provision which requires voter approval to increase
density limitations contained in the existing compre-
hensive plan result in unconstitutional denial of the due
process rights of property owners?"
"This office cannot comment on the constitution-
ality of proposed local legislation such as a charter
amendment," replied Butterworth.
Petruff also asked if the reservation of power by
referendum as set forth in the Florida Constitution and
the city charter includes the reservation of comprehen-
sive planning power.
"The Florida Supreme Court has stated that the
referendum power can be exercised whenever the
people, through the legislature, decide that it should be
used," said Butterworth. "However, this reservation of
the referendum power would not extend to those areas
of legislation preempted to the state such as Section
163.3189, F.S."







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Wild Kingdom
There's a brouhaha in Holmes Beach over a pet pig.
If it weren't so ridiculous it would be ridiculous.
One family on 64th Street has a pet pig and other
families on the street are apparently opposed to the little
porker.
Shots were fired allegedly.
By whom, at whom or at what is unknown since inves-
tigating police officers failed to turn up a smoking gun.
We're not talking avenging pit bull or poisonous
snake here. We're not talking about raising a drift of hogs
for slaughter. A local vet said he considers a potbellied
pig a pet although perhaps not the best choice of pet
considering the other options.
What do you say? Pet or pork?
We've heard of some pretty strange pets that have
escaped regulating over the years. In what classification
do we lump skunk, a ferret or a snake? Are they outlawed
if they normally live in a barn but anything that lives in
the woods is okay?
There's plenty of chickens hanging out in the 2500
block of Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach and everyone-
there seems to gets along just fine. Meanwhile council
members in Holmes Beach are left like chickens with
their heads off, running around in a quandary over
whether to allow a pet pig to live in their city or not.
We hope they all chill out and remember Island
life is what it's all about and the fact we may all be a little
different is what makes it interesting.
It's what makes the world go 'round.
Meanwhile, this is just the beginning of what prom-
ises to be a long hot summer and we're left asking is
there any real news?

Remember the reason
Amongst picnics and family gatherings over Memo-
rial Day weekend, remember to set aside a moment to
reflect on the meaning of the holiday.
It's a day that weighs significantly on the minds of all
friends and families of veterans. A day to remember those
we have lost and honor them.
The battles of the future will be against viruses and the
losses will be counted among friends and neighbors. No
soldiers in this war and no battle lines. Just casualties.
Our beaches will be crowded, the roads will be grid-
locked and the sun will surely shine all three days of the
long holiday weekend. Every boat with a motor, a sail or
a set of oars will likely be out on the water.
Some things don't change. Life goes on.
At the same time you reflect on our losses as a nation,
please take a moment to reflect and appreciate a precious gift
- our carefree lifestyle on Anna Maria Island.
We hope it is a safe holiday for all and the beginning of
a summer of quiet enjoyment on Anna Maria Island.



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on Jet-ski issue
With reference to the article, "Planners recommend
denial of Bridge Street Jet-ski rentals," in the May 18
issue of The Islander, you say that "moral" issues as
well as others were cited for this action.
Can you please tell me just what "moral" issues are
possibly involved with the rental of Jet-skis?
I thought I knew them all but I would be delighted
to hear this one!
Erskine Calderon, Holmes Beach

Parents: tell kids to buckle up
and drive safely
The time of year for graduation and the activities
that surround it are exciting, memorable times. We
have watched our kids grow from tiny children into
awkward adolescents and finally into mature young
adults. Teenagers, too, look forward to completing one
phase of their lives and moving on to another. We
proudly reflect on the achievements of our sons and
daughters and look ahead toward their bright futures.
It is without a doubt a time for celebration.
The graduation celebrations, like many of the spon-
taneous and sometimes reckless activities of teenagers
need the cautious hand of parents. For too many teens
and parents alike, celebration means alcohol. Nothing
can ruin happy times as quickly and effectively as the
deadly mix of drinking and driving.
Nearly 40 percent of fatally injured drivers age
15-20 were drinking prior to their crash. We need to
rid ourselves of the 'not-my-kid' mentality and to
talk openly with teens about the dangers of drinking,
drinking and driving, and riding with friends who
have been drinking.
The sad truth is that alcohol-related fatalities are
nearly twice as high for drivers age 16-17 as for driv-
ers 25 and older. The rate for 18- to 20-year-old driv-
ers is nearly three times as high.
Ultimately, the individual decides whether he or
she is going to drink and drive. But we should join to-
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When you do talk with them, remind them also that
their best protection in a crash is their safety belt. While
the dangers of not wearing seat belts may not be as
dramatic of those of drinking and driving, it is no less
important. Of the 1,226 18-year-olds who died in 1993,
786 failed to wear their safety belts. Approximately
500 of these fatalities involved alcohol.
Together as parents and concerned citizens we can
help in the national effort to reduce these senseless fa-
talities by encouraging our teens to buckle up and drive
safely and soberly.
Lt. Dale Stephenson, Holmes Beach Police

Island business solves
repair nightmare
I recently was told our auto needed an expensive re-
pair. After checking with numerous repair shops, I decided
to check with Grooms Motors in Holmes Beach.
I was not only very pleased but found it really re-
freshing to find a mechanic genuinely concerned
with my problem.
For all you Islanders, next time you have a car
problem check with Grooms!
Patricia Hines, Anna Maria City
Editor's note: It's always good business when Island-
ers do business with Islanders!

Finn feature is example of
fine writing
I want to thank Islander Reporter Cynthia Finn for
the wonderful article in the May 4 issue. A double
page, nice photo and my book cover, too. So many
people have called to say they read and enjoyed the
article and Chris's tennis buddies all congratulated him.
The compliments should go to Cynthia. It was a
well-written, warm article with a nice blend of the per-
sonal and informational. I also appreciated the way she
conducted her interview and especially enjoyed meet-
ing her "assistant."
The Islander is fortunate to have her by-line.
Again, many thanks.
Helen Maragakes, Holmes Beach


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Part 9, The Conquistadors
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The four men who survived Panfilo
de Narvaez's disastrous Florida expedi-
tion of 1528 turned out to be the noblest
of the conquistadors, learning the hard
way what it meant to be human.
Two of them infantry captains
Alonso del Castillo and Andres
Dorantes were veteran soldiers. The
third a native of Morocco, christened
Esteban had earlier in the expedition
proved himself to have not only great
physical strength and manual skills but
leadership abilities. It was he who back
in Florida spurred the remnant of
Narvaez's 400-man army to build the
ships that unfortunately were ship-
wrecked on the shores of Texas.
The fourth, who had been in
Narvaez's high command, was a well-
educated gentleman born into a distin-
guished family; his grandfather was the
conqueror of the Grand Canary Island
off the coast of Africa. He had never
before visited the New World. Like
Panfilo de Narvaez, he was tall, brawny
and red-headed. (A number of the early
Spanish explorers were red-heads, most
notably Christopher Columbus.) But
there the resemblance ended. Cabeza de
Vaca was humble and tolerant whereas
Narvaez was ruthless and stupid.
Cabeza de Vaca had not been on the
best of terms with Narvaez. He had con-
sidered it folly for Narvaez to send his
ships away and march off into the inte-
rior of Florida without a firm plan for
when and where he would rendezvous
with the fleet. And he had despised
Narvaez for his cruel treatment of the
Florida Timucuans (he had cut off a
chief s nose in a fit of temper.)
Now here they were at the mercy of
the Indians of Texas. Fortunately, the
Charuccos had no knowledge of the
cruel ways of conquistadors like
Narvaez. So they gave the four wayfar-
ers the benefit of the doubt and wel-
comed them.
A curious relationship developed
between the Spaniards and the Indians.
The Spaniards were half slaves, half
holy men harmless but still four more
mouths to feed. They had to earn their
keep, so to speak, by doing chores.


Unlike the Timucuan Indians in
Florida, these people ,did not cultivate
the land. They hunted and fished. But
mostly they got by on nuts and berries.
The Spaniards learned to eat toads and
snakes, too. And occasionally, they
helped in a communal effort to bring
down some deer. Large herds of buf-
falo thundered on the plains and also
were hunted but chiefly for their
pelts; the Indians did not seem to care
for buffalo steaks.
Marveled Cabeza: "(The
Charuccos) are a merry race, consider-
ing the hunger they suffer ... To them
the happiest part of the year is the sea-
son of eating prickly pears. They have
hunger then no longer, pass all the time
in dancing and eating, day and night."
Cabeza evidently had mastered
some medical skills. From time to time
sick people were brought to him and
when their health improved, more pa-
tients showed up. They sometimes
brought gifts, such as slices of venison
- which, wrote Cabeza, they had to
eat raw before someone grabbed it.
Dorantes, Esteban and Castillo
learned from Cabeza de Vaca. And
first thing they knew, all four Span-
iards were treating patients. And they
were very successful at it.
In effect, they hung out their
shingle in a group practice. Like
today's physicians they prospered.
"Our method," Cabeza wrote,
"was to bless the sick, breathing on
them, and recite a Pater Noster and an
Ave Maria, praying with all earnest-
ness to God our Lord that He would
give health and influence them to make
us some good return."
Whatever they did, it seemed to
work. People were coming to them by
the hundreds from neighboring tribes.
They were not only trusted, but revered.
At the end of nearly five years
with the Charuccos, the Spanish quar-
tet decided the time had come to try to
get to Mexico do or die.


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'IN FLANDERS

FIELDS'
On Memorial Day the Cracker's thoughts run deep.
His earliest recollection is hearing over the family
Crosley radio "Taps" being played during the annual
presidential wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Herbert
Hoover was our President. This bugle call sends shiv-
ers up the Cracker's spine and tears to his eyes and al-
ways will as does the inscription on the tomb:

"HERE RESTS IN
HONORED GLORY
AN AMERICAN
SOLDIER
KNOWN BUT TO GOD"

The tomb is now known as the Tomb of the Un-
knowns because other fallen heroes have been added
from other conflicts World War II, the Korean War
and Vietnam.
The Cracker's entire life has been pockmarked
with "wars and rumors of war". He was born in the
aftermath years of the "War to End All Wars" in which
his dad and some uncles proudly served.
As a seventh grader, the Cracker read, for the first
time, Captain John D. McCrae's poem:

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below."


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ground. A saucy little bird was drawn perched on one
of the crosses. His teacher, Miss Lola Wood, was heard
to muse, "There might be some hope for this young 'un
yet!"


"We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

During World War II the Cracker and his older
brothers served with honor in the military service and
were spared serious harm not so for many of his
classmates, friends and acquaintances.
During the Korean War, it was younger brother's
turn to serve with distinction and he has battle scars to
prove it. This conflict is still not over just stale-
mated.
Then came the Vietnam War with all its horror. We
lost this one and a whole generation of Americans with
it.
As an aside, the Cracker remembers when, over
lunch in a Washington restaurant, one of our top gen-
erals predicted to the Cracker and others present that
the conflict, with all of our military might, would only
last a few months. Today, a well known tanks bears his
name.
What was the Cracker doing during the last two
mentioned conflicts? As an FBI Agent, he was fight-
ing another real war, "The Cold War," against the So-
viet Union at a time when the Soviets were hell-bent on
world domination and openly avowed to bury us.
On this Memorial Day, the Cracker thinks we
should reflect on our victories and defeats and stand-
offs and honor those who made the supreme sacrifice.
Memorial Day should have a deeper meaning in
our hearts than the three-day weekend and an auto race,
Cracker suggests.

'Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands, we throw
The torch Be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."


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suspicious lesions will receive written reports for
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six. Skin cancer is not just a disease of the elderly, she
says. "We are seeing more and more incidence in
younger people because their sun-tanning habits are
particularly unhealthy."
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Maloney: from the streets of New York to the beach


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
If he had his way, "maybe I'd have the
country go back to when I was young, give
the police a little more power. I certainly
wouldn't give it to the federal govern-
ment."
That's a lifetime of wildly varied po-
lice experience talking, a New York Irish
ghetto cop toned down to Bradenton
Beach-size law.and order.
And quoting Edmund Burke all the
way, trying to bring his world up to the
statesman-philosopher's standard.
John J. Maloney's life seems littered
with strange and strong contrasts:
From the most monstrous metropolis
in the U.S. to a city "three miles long and
a little bit wide."
From the all-consuming violence of the New
York slums to a barrier island where a boom box on the
beach is a crisis in crime.
Even here, there are notable contrasts -
Bradenton Beach's permanent population is less than
1,800, but 2.5 million people pour in every year to en-
joy Coquina Beach at the south end of town.
And consider a contrast with other Gulf barrier is-
lands.. Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key to the
south, Anna Maria City and Holmes Beach which share
Anna Maria Island with Bradenton Beach all con-
sider transients as strangers who visit for a week or two.
Bradenton Beach has millions of transients who spend
only a few hours there. That makes for a looser visitor
attitude, harder on police nerves.
De-ghettoizing
Maloney has had a lot of adjusting to do. For 21
years he patrolled those vicious South Bronx and
Brooklyn ghettoes. Though of mid-size where one
would think giants are needed, he was with the New
York Police Department's hard-charging Tactical Pa-
trol Force, then with the precincts for awhile when he
made sergeant, then as a lieutenant back to the TPF:


"They figure that once you're ghettoized, you can al-
ways work there just fine."
Divorced, retired and looking for a job to support
his eight children, he landed on the Bradenton Beach
force. He took over as chief in 1988.
It looked like a lot of job to do, but not much of a
job to have. Dissension-riddled, savaged by a politi-
cized city council, the department just couldn't keep
cops, even at the top. There had been seven chiefs in
the 18 months before Maloney. He swears the state law
enforcement computer listed the Bradenton Beach
chief as "current occupant."
He could handle all that, for he knew cops and
councils. What he didn't know was Bradenton Beach.
Priorities
"In New York there were so many heavy bad
things every minute that you couldn't keep up. Here,
you're in the spotlight for small things that are impor-
tant to people here. It took awhile to learn what's im-
portant in Bradenton Beach."
He started with Bridge Street, where bars had a Wild
West attitude. "There used to be brawls just like the mov-
ies, two guys start fighting and everybody joins in."
The bar that drew the most complaints is bulldozed


now, he notes, and the others have calmed
down considerably. Early this year after-
dark Bridge Street got noisy again and
Maloney spent some overtime budget on
heavy patrols. "Every once in awhile the
bars get a little lax again, loud and boister-
ous, and we have to sit on them and remind
them what's what"
The city council lets him pretty much
alone now, he says. "You can bend on little
things, not on major things. We're profes-
sionals. We're hired to do things, and we
do things."

A whack from TV
The crime rate has gone down, he
says, although the department took a hit
from a Tampa TV station recently for a
"low crime clearance rate." Maloney says
the clearance problem is because most are thefts from
autos and beachgoers, with no connection between
perpetrator and victim, and to the fact that most victims
are tourists who don't hang around to prosecute.
Police and public seem mutually happy. Maloney's
personnel turnover is way down, and the people of
Bradenton Beach are glad the turmoil seems over.
He's had some sour ones, Maloney says, such as
the stabbing murder which he believes the department
solved but didn't get a conviction. And those pesky
auto burglaries continue, especially at Coquina Beach
and Leffis Key parking lots. "People from New York
and Chicago seem to think things are so different here
they don't need to lock their cars. Wrong."
It's frustrating for police to feel certain they have
solved crimes but can't convict because of ever-grow-
ing rules, he says. He'd like a little more leeway, a bit
more old-fashioned police power to keep crime down.

Balancing it out
There's a delicate balance there, he says. "Police-
men want to make this a good place where people can
live without fear, but without harassing anybody."
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By Janet Aubry
This story is dedicated to the memory of the late
Mr. Peekaboo, a stray cat adopted by the Esformes
Family ofAnna Maria and to the other strays hoping
for a home.
At first, he was more rumor than reality. There
were reports of hissing coming from the mangroves
at night Neighbor cats with scratches and cuts. An
unmistakable odor. And always, just a glimpse of big,
black, bushy tail.
Finally, after months of curiosity and speculation,
a sighting and capture! Well, not a capture exactly.
More a luring. We coaxed him into our garden and
eventually the house, with soft whispers and food.
Lots of food.
He was at once obnoxious, adorable and wild.
He howled loudly and constantly. He liked aggres-
sive petting and would make soft happy noises -
and bite at whim. Most notable was his magnifi-
cent countenance. Lots of brown and black striped,
long hair stuck out wildly all over him. Huge tufts
of fur spiked out of his ears and from between his
large fuzzy toes. And there was that certain unique
smell.
For some unfathomable reason though, he


quickly began to grow on us. Maybe it is the sympa-
thy, regard and respect one has for a domestic animal
left on its own to survive as best it can. Or maybe it was
just his special, marvelous, independent way. What-
ever, we fell hopelessly in love. A trip to the vet took
care of rabies shots and the unfortunate odor. We
bought him a flea collar. He began to get along with the
other cats.
He has become a fixture appearing at the back door
each morning and evening for free food. He naps on top
of the wood pile and sleeps concealed in some secret
place in the mangroves at night
It seems that cats are not the only curious ones. We
keep wondering if he is the lost pet of a child or
someone else who loves him as much as we do. That's
why we decided to tell his story.
He's been in the area of Marina Drive and 82nd
Street in Holmes Beach for several weeks. He is neu-
tered now, about two years old and apparently has a lot
of Maine coon cat in his family tree.
If he's yours and you want him please call.
Or if he's yours and you don't want him, let us know
and we'll give him a good home. If you know anything
at all about him, we'd love to hear from you.
And, by the way, Gus sends his best regards.


........-. 7..


Students end year on grand note
Christine Rudacille ofAnna Maria, 13-year King Middle School orchestra director, conducts her sixth-,
seventh- and eighth-grade students in their recent year-end concert before a packed house. At right, eighth-
grader Nicole Evans of Holmes Beach performs for the last time before entering high school next year.
Islander Photos: Cynthia Finn


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The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees will offer Saturday
morning water-skiing instruction for ages 7 and up
in four sessions starting June 3.
Instruction will be offered for beginner, inter-
mediate and advanced levels.


Maloney
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
He can't satisfy the Monday callers who demand
that he "do something" about weekend traffic that
chokes the town "We have a two-lane'road. In sea-
son it's full to the brim, in September you can camp
in it"
Maloney won't be enforcing water speed limits any-
time soon "We don't have the manpower or the
money, so our jurisdiction ends at the high water mark."
Even success can be frustrating. He is proud to have
transformed an unstable department and helped make his
city a better place to live, "but when the bad clears up,
small things get more annoying to the citizens and that's
hard for police to handle, given all the rules."


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Cost will be $150 per four-week session in-
cluding all ski equipment.
Sessions will also start July 8, Aug. 5 and
Sept. 2. Participants must know how to swim.
For more information, call 379-7804.


Maloney's strong Irish face softens and the imp
shows when he talks family. His youngest, 11- and 13-
year-old daughters, will spend the summer with him. His
eldest, 24, has had four years on the NYPD wearing his
father's old badge number as tradition accommodates, but
is leaving for the Denver police force so he can rear his
children somewhere other than New York.
The elder Maloney has come to base his law and
order philosophy on Edmund Burke, the Irish-born
English statesman who wrote 200 years ago: "Men of
intemperate minds cannot be free, their passions forge
their fetters."
Chief Maloney puts it in a more modern fashion:
"We really need a cultural consensus where everyone
believes in certain basic things and there can be more
self-control. The more control you have over yourself,
the less control is needed from outside."


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 25, 1995 0 PAGE 11 Ei3


Brett VandeVrede of Holmes Beach came home a
big-time winner from the 1995 World Cup Jet-ski tour
held in April and May.
In the Ft. Myers finals of the four-weekend tour,
VandeVrede, 21, scored three first places in the run-
abouts competitions for modified-I, slalom and limited
class. Those blue ribbons earned him double points in
world-qualifying statistics.
The previous weekend, in St. Petersburg,
VandeVrede also placed first in the same three events.
On the first two tour stops, the Islander won two sec-
ond places and a fourth in Ft. Lauderdale, and two firsts
and a fourth in Key West.
VandeVrede plans to keep competing with the
hope of being included in next year's invitational
World Finals in Arizona. Should that invitation be is-


.,


Brett Vandevrede
displays his recent
honors. Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn.


sued and he were to do well, VandeVrede could en-
ter the expert class of competition for cash winnings.
Vandevrede has only been Jet-skiing for two
years. He caught the attention of retired Jet-skier
Brian Bevans of Bradenton Beach, the 1994 national
limited champion and the 1994 overall expert cham-
pion, runabouts competition.
Bevans is the owner of Strong Products/Tides Ma-
rine of Deerfield, Fla.,which sponsors VandeVrede.
Other sponsors include Neptune Racing out of Palm
Bay, Fla., and Bradenton Beach's Beach House Express,
whose owners are former world-class Jet-ski winners.
VandeVrede is the son of Kathy and Dave
VandeVrede. The personal-watercraft star said sin-
cerely that none of this would be possible without the
support and encouragement of his parents.


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Manatee High School
juniors Brett Pettigrew and
Mark Esformes came home
winners from the 46th Inter-
national Science and Engi- '
neering Fair held recently in
Canada.
The fair is the pinnacle
event in a year-long process
of local, regional, state and -- -
national science competi- Pettigrew
tions. Winners were chosen
from among 1,036 entrants.
Pettigrew, of Holmes Beach, was awarded three
times for his engineering project, "The Effect of
Baffles on the Dampening Properties of a Fluid Nuta-
tion Damper."
From the U.S. Air Force, Pettigrew received a second-
place award of $1,000. In the Destiny-in-Space category
sponsored by Lockheed/National Air and Space Museum/


IMAX, Pettigrew won a
S fourth-place award of
$1,000. He was also hon-
ored by the American As-
tronomical Society.
Esformes, of Anna
Maria, was part of a three-
man team including Jason
SGerstenberger and Greg
Kennedy, both of
Esformes Bradenton, whose project
was called "The Evolution
Machine II: An Analysis of a Computer Performed
Algorithmic Simulation of Microcosmic Biological
Evolution."
They earned a third-place in the Grand Award/Team
Projects category sponsored by McDonnell Douglas,
VWR Scientific, Edison Society, Merck Research Pro-
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came from Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society.


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The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation entertained the St. Bernard Ladies Guild at
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EH PAGE 12 0 MAY 25, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Chapel Players
announces summer
program for kids
The Chapel Players, an outreach theatrical group of
Roser Memorial Community Church, will hold a three-
week Music Theater Workshop for children this sum-
mer.
No experience or auditions are required, just
enthusiasm and a desire to learn vocal theater is needed.
Islander and vocal teacher Elaine Burkly will teach
children to sing and perform contemporary songs from
popular Broadway and children's shows.
The workshop will be held weekdays starting
Monday, June 12, through June 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. in
the chapel at Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. The program is intended for children ages 8 to
16.
Prior to Thursday, June 1, tuition is $15 per chil-
dren and $12 for each additional child registered from
within the same family. Registration is $18 at the door
on June 30. Tuition scholarships are available.
For information and pre-registration contact Roy
McChesney, Roser Church, at 778-0414.





Virginia L. Johnson
Virginia L. Johnson, 77, of Holmes Beach, died
May 17.
Mrs. Johnson came to the area 21 years ago from
Southfield, Mich. She was a homemaker and a mem-
ber of Roser Memorial Community Church.
She is survived by her husband William; one son,
Brent of Union Lake, Mich.; two sisters, Miriam Kline
of Southgate, Mich., and Barbara DuChamp of Lincoln
Park, Mich.; one brother, George McCarty of Detroit,
Mich.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the American
Lung Association, 2201 Cantu Court #119, Sarasota,
FL 34232


The Anna Maria Island Community Center in
conjunction with the Island Community Orchestra
and Chorus will offer a music camp for youth in
June and July.
Application deadline is June 1.
Two sessions from June 12-30 and July 10-
28 will include instruction in symphony partici-
pation for winds, strings and percussion; choral
ensemble; and music theory and history. Private
lessons will also be offered.


Godspeed to
Father Gorr
The old man has retired and I hope it makes his
day.
And I hope his load Is lighter as he goes along his
way.
Because his load was heavy, that's one thing that
I know,
For folks sought his advice every time they stubbed
their toe.
And he kept the church on an even keel, thru all its
stormy weather,
For he somehow synchronized everything and kept
it all together.
So we wish him Godspeed on his journeys and
hope he gets some rest,
And would like to let him know he has done his
very best.
Bud Atteridge
Parishioners say
hello and goodbye
The Rev. Patrick E. Farrell, left, has been welcomed as
the new pastor at St Bernard Catholic Church. After 10
years at St Bernard, the Rev. Benjamin Gorr looks
forward to his retirement with the promise that he will
be back for visits and assistance.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Monday through Friday at Roser Church in
Anna Maria.
Instructors will be under the direction of Alfred
Gershfeld, director of the Island orchestra.
Students must be in at least fifth grade by Au-
gust 1995 to participate. All levels of experience
will be welcome.
For applications and information, call the Cen-
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND LITTLE LEAGUE


T-ball League Teams


Air & Energy


A Paradise Realtors


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Anna Maria Pest Control


Beach Bistro


Beach House


T-Ball League Teams


A. Paradise Realty
Manager Steve Richards. Coach Kip
Debellevue. Players: Caitlin Burns,
Connor Bystrom, Logan Bystrom, Brian
DeBellevue, lan Douglas, Max Gazzo,
Zach Geeraerts, Greg Lowman, Joey
Mattay, Michael O'Bannon, Jimmy
Pears, Michael Richards, Felicia Rivera,
Lorenzo Rivera and Lauren Titsworth.

Air & Energy
Managers, John Koerber, Debbie
Koerber. Players: Johanna Cannon, Pe-
ter Fellows, Jaffrey Gabbard, Shawn
Koerber, Jared Lee, Steward Moon,
Tommy Ross, David Schafer, Kellie


Spring, Serena Spring, Erik Stahr, Jenny
Stewart, David Wise and Jake Wood.

Anna Maria Pest Control
Manager, James Lewis. Coach, John
Durkin. Players: Chuck Carter, Maridith
Durkin, Kevin Greunke, Evan Lewis,
Chris Mauck, Michael Mijares, Alonso
Price, Tyler Richardson, Tyler
Schneerer, Danny Shafer, Merrily
Shary, Patrick Shary, Timmy Villars,
Dakota Whitaker and Shayna Whitaker.

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Airboat tour equals environmental entertainment


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
"That's really lucky," says Manatee Airboat Tours
Capt Richard Cremaschi, squinting in the mid after-
noon sun and pointing to the tallest tree on the western
shore of that stretch of Perico Bayou.
He passes the binoculars. "Look just below the
canopy. See? See the white head? That's really lucky
to see two of them!"
They are full-grown bald eagles threatened,
not endangered, states the captain resting in the
heat of the day.
"That pair has babies," Cremaschi says, his infor-
mation coming from a couple he knows in Perico Har-
bor who can see the eagles from their home.
"There," the captain points again. "More ibis. The
ibis is a heron relative. They are white with red feet and
orange legs and beaks."
The birds feed best during lOw tide on crabs, small
fish and sand fleas, Capt. ichard explains. That's also the
best time to take his tour, he says, when the birds feed.
This tour was not during low tide. No matter. For
an Islander who never gets out on a boat, I found the
under-an-hour journey educational, extremely scenic,
relaxing during idle time, thrilling during up-speed.
Bottom line: You don't have to be a tourist to enjoy.
Capt. Richard's glossy red 1994 AirGator departs
on the hour from Galati Perico Harbor Marina, 12310
Manatee Ave. W., next to Leverock's Seafood House,
just east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
The boat seats eight comfortably. The cost is $10
per person, with small children going free. Cremaschi
is a former tugboat captain who thoroughly enjoys his
new commercial/recreational venture.

All aboard
Capt. Richard guides the airboat north into Anna
Maria Sound. He points to a small man-made island
created during the building of the Intracoastal Water-
way whose history and route he details.


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Capt. Richard prepares for takeoffon a midday excursion into the waters east ofAnna Maria Island, Islander


Photo: Cynthia Finn.
A bevy of sandpipers take wing above Gilligan's
Island. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge and The
Thunderdome are visible. There's Egmont Key and the
Island's Key Royale.
Capt. Richard discusses the pros and cons of Aus-
tralian pines, the fish in these waters, the three kinds of
mangroves, the significance of the water's color.
"There," he points far east. "That's the entrance to
the Manatee River."
The sun bounces off calm waters. Only the whir of
AirGator's propeller sounds during this siesta time in
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Large pelicans roost in the shade. There are two-
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The boat's speed begins to climb. Capt. Richard
passes out ear mufflers. "Hold on," he calls out. "Here
we go on an airboat trip!"
The flat-bottomed 'gator is launched forward into
the open bayou, carving straight-away, producing a
spiral wake. We're in flight.
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Airboat
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15
Pilings left from a bridge crossing of the old
Riverview Boulevard are a resting spot for a pelican or
two. We cruise underneath Manatee Avenue. "The
tourists like to see the beautiful homes," says the cap-
tain, motioning left to Flamingo Cay.
In a narrow channel we spy a large blue heron and
another American egret perched in the low branches of
red mangroves, just feet away.
Out into Palma Sola Bay, we speed up again
around Perico Island, and slow down for what Capt.
Richard calls "the best part of the trip."
The airboat idles through some narrow channels
where the water is shallow enough, crystal-clear
enough, to view coon oysters, wriggling horseshoe
crabs and the oxygen-producing turtle grass. Red and
black mangroves rise in a haven that shows no sign of
man-left refuse.
Minutes later we are back at the marina. A party of


six adults awaits their adventure. Some are residents,
some visitors. They have come by word of mouth.
Capt. Richard waves goodbye from his perch


Secret channels -
known by some as
excellent fishing spots
are the best part of
down-speed time.
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heads north again into Anna Maria Sound.
"Here we go on an airboat trip!"


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"In valor there is hope, we salute all veterans."

CAFE ON THE BEACH


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MAY 25, 1995 E PAGE 19 EM

Anna Maria Little League


T-Ball League

players
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
Beach Bistro
Manager, Bob Hinely. Players: Matt Bobo, Derek
Burger, Patrick Cole, Michael Cramer, Hazen
Dunsworth, Zacharey Dunsworth, Megan Fleming,
Preston Gray, Bryan Greene, Matthew
McDonough, Sean Pittman, Susanna Van Andle,
Michael Wallen and Aaron Windrem.

Beach House
Manager, Jim Radick. Players: Timmy Andricks,
Trey Andricks, Jessie Brickse, Lauren Brickse,
Christin Chiles, Katie Moore, Chris Mowry,
Sean Price, Megan Shimandle, Bradley Stemm,
Kyle Tanner, Courtney Taylor, Kelsey Taylor,
Nicky Taylor and Danny Williams.

Harry's Continental Kitchen
Manager: Phil Winkelspecht Players: Laura Bax,
Nicholas DeWick, Bradley Hagerman, Brian
Kolesa, Stephanie Lanoue, Kayla Mannausa, T.J.
Mannausa, Michael McGrath, Chelsea Penner,
Andrew Persson, Zachary Schield, Jeffrey Shapiro,
Travis Vengroff and Steven Winkelspecht.

VFW Post 8199
Manager, Don Faassee. Coach, Al Bouziane. Play-
ers: Timmy Bouziane, Bryan Carrera, Steven
Fasse, Haley Hayo, Catharina Klotz, Christopher
Klotz, Samantha Maietta, Daniel Miller, Chase
Parker, Bryan Pocino, Anthony Rosas, Travis
Shute and Jody Thomas.

Major, Minor League Umpires
Kevin Casedy, Lou Fiorentino, Rich Forino,
John Home, David Howland, Dan Lewis, George
O'Connor, Ron Pepka, John Quigley, Bob
Sandhoff, Chuck Stearns.


lor Bernard continued hitting the ball, going two for
four, scoring three runs and driving in one run.
There will be a mandatory coaches meeting for
minor and major leagues Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30
p.m. The all-star game, playoffs (if any) and award
presentation dates will be announced next week.

AMICC Little League
Week ending May 20


By Scott Dell
AMICC Little League President
D. Coy Ducks has clinched the major league cham-
pionship.
Ducks pitching remained strong last week, with
Mike Patterson recording his second no-hitter of the
season in the game against AMFD. Patterson struck out
15 of the 26 batters he faced and walked seven. Earlier
in the season, Michael Armstrong pitched a no-hitter
for Ducks, but last week faced a good-hitting Haley's
Motel team. Armstrong pitched all six innings and
picked up the win, 7-1, while striking out 14 of the 23
batters he faced and walked only two. These two vic-
tories allowed Ducks to win the second half and clinch
the championship.
Other action last week included a thriller when
AMFD and WAC clashed Wednesday night In the top
of the sixth inning, WAC was down 9-4. Logan Bowes
drew a lead-off walk, and later scored on an error, to
begin the rally that came up just a little short. With one
out, Adam Pear drove in two runs with a double and
later scored a run. The next two batters couldn't pro-
duce, and WAC came up one run short in a 8-9 defeat
for AMFD. Mark Rudacille highlighted the victory
with a double and a triple, and drove in three runs. Ben
Sato also had two hits in the victory. For WAC, Tay-


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Major League games
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 26

Minor League games
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 26
Saturday, May 27

Tee Ball games
Saturday, May 27
Saturday, May 27
Saturday, May 27
Saturday, May 27


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it's gonna come in real handy some day. The Islander Bystander.


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7 p.m.
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10 a.m.
11 a.m.
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D. Coy Ducks vs. Anna Maria Fire District
Westbay Athletic Club vs. Kiwanis


Jim Boast Dodge vs. Quality Builders
Bali-Hai vs. Uncle Dan's Place
Tip of the Island vs. Betsy Hills


Continental Kitchen vs. Air & Energy
Beach House Restaurant vs. Continental Kitchen
Beach Bistro vs. VFW Post 8199
Anna Maria Pest Cnntrol vs. A. Paradise Realty


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STARTS
MEMORIAL WEEKEND!
FRI- STEAK & FISH GRILL 5:30 9PM
SAT ROAST PIG LUAU 5:30 9PM
SUN POOLSIDE BBQ 1 5PM
MON POOLSIDE GRILL 1 5PM
LIVE MUSIC- SUN & MON




ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF
BRIAN BEEBE
TUES SAT 8 MIDNIGHT
[ALSO SUNDAY NIGHT- MEMORIAL WEEKEND]


Major League
D. Coy Ducks
Haley's Motel
AMFD
Kiwanis
W. Bay Athletic


Minor League
Quality Builders
Jim Boast Dodgers
Bali-Hai
Tip of the Island
Uncle Dans Place
Betsy Hills


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The 60-plus pound porker
was slow-cooked to
perfection by Chef Dennie
Kidd and delivered
poolside with help from a
friend.


What to do?
There's a full weekend of music at Island clubs over
the Memorial Day weekend. Check out Fat Cat at the
Anchor, Dizzy Spell or Rich Kendall at the Dry Dock Inn,
Tum Chandler and/or the Chandler Bros. at Club Oliver's,
Jay Crawford at D.Coy Ducks or head down to Key West
Willy's for a dose of Connie & Dave.
If you haven't noticed yet, the popular Dixie-
landers, Sons of the Beach, are playing over at Down
the Hatch, the almost-to-town, almost-island, totally
renovated waterfront restaurant on Manatee Avenue.
Catch them on the patio any Sunday or on Monday,
Memorial Day.
The Sons left the old digs at the Anchorage a few
weeks ago. In case you didn't hear yet, the Anchorage
at least the big restaurant is closed indefinitely
and while the owners look for a buyer, the city pier and
oyster bar will remain open, serving lunch and dinner.
We sadly note the closing May 25 of 18-year
Longboat Key restaurant L'Auberge du bon Vivant. It
was a "good life" and fine cuisine that owners
Madeleine and Francis Hutton and Michel and Judy
Zouhar.
The space previously leased for parking will be
developed by the owners, leaving L'Auberge no choice
but to close for lack of parking.
The Hunt Club reports they will close for a month
for sprucing up beginning May 27.
Sadly the closings leave 58 employees at the An-
chorage, 12 employees at L'Auberge and 20 or more
staff members at the Hunt Club out of work.

Shell adds to awards
Beth Shields at the Anna Maria Shells restaurant
was bestowed with a 1995 Reader's Preference Award
recently by the local daily "mullet-wrapper."



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MEMORIAL DAY BRUNCH
SUNDAY MAY 29 9 tol:30
You are welcome to bring your favorite Wine or Beer
9707 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Raovations Suggested *778-9399
Sign up for June 24 Horseshoe
Tournament at The Islander Bystander.
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This guy was tender, -.*.
moist, decorated and
adorned with barbecue
and pineapple-raisin
sauce and devoured.




The home of free peanuts on Anna Maria is the
"Best Seafood Restaurant in Manatee County." It's
nice to know their reputation spreads across the bridge
into town.
Long-time "Sheller" Bill Hard shared a new offer-
ing on the May/June "Mahi & Scallop Madness" menu
with friends of The Islander Bystander.
We can attest to excellent blackened mahi on
skewers. Tempting new items include Grilled Mahi
Italiano, Mahi Parmigiana and Jack Daniel's Buffalo
Scallops.

Dust off the old Starflash
For the first time in the recollection of our collective
newspaper memories, the Island newspaper is participat-
ing in the Kodak International Snapshot Awards contest.
The complete rules will be published prior to the
contest opening date on June 15 but important things
for entrants to keep in mind in addition to the pos-
sibility of winning the $10,000 grand award are that
all entries must be shot with Kodak film and process-
ing must be on Kodak paper.




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OPEN 7 DAYS o CALL FOR RESERVATIONS
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Eight photos will be submitted for international
judging by The Islander Bystander to Kodak. Only
black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan.
1, 1993 are eligible.
The Islander Bystander will focus on Island Fourth of
July for the contest week following the holiday and Island
theme photographs throughout the contest from beach
days to sunsets and all in-between all of which should
fit nicely within the international categories.

Pet or pork?
Staff members, family and friends of The Islander
Bystander answered the old pet or pork question
readily at the annual company picnic last weekend.
P-O-R.K.
The occasion marked the "second half of the third
year" of publishing the "best news on Anna Maria Island."
Chef Kidd offers a new outdoor catering service
for Islanders called Embers. He roasts, smokes, rotis-
series and flames just about anything southern, Car-
ibbean or Polynesian style for all types of occasions.
by Bonner Presswood



Chiez Andre


Breakfast
Luncheon
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Fine Selection of
Imported French Wines
Also, carry out for
French Bread & Pastries


Breakfast and Lunch
Tues thru Sat
8AM-230PM
Sunday 8AM-1:30PM


Dining in France
Thur, Fri & Sat
6-10PM
Sunday 5:30-9PM


Island Shopping Center 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
778-5320



6 pm Saturday, June 3, 1995.
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LIVE AUTHEN7C GREEK MUSIC!!
EXOTIC BELLYDANCERS!!
FABULOUS FOOD and GREEK WINE!!
YOUR GREEK NIGHT DINNER INCLUDES:
Tzatziki & Greek Salad
CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE ENTREE FROM THESE
GREEK FAVORITES:
Rack of Lamb for One
Veal Chop Diane
Beef Shish kabob
Broiled, Stuffed Grouper
Chef Tom's Greek Feast Combo:
Lamb Shank, Spanakoteropeta & Mousaka
AllDinners Include:
COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE of GREEK WINE
FOREACH PARTY OFFOUR, PLUS:
Rice Pilaf, Homemade Rolls, and coffee
And for dessert ... BAKLAVA!
Complete Greek Night Dinner: $30
PER PERSON -TAX AND GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED
Banquet Facilities Available also Catering
1830 59th St. W. In Blake Park Bradenton
MON-SAT 10 AM-11 PM CLOSED SUNDAY 795-7065


Why chain yourself to a hot kitchen? y0
Harry's Restaurant has Summer
specials that will delight you for
brunch, lunch or dinner!
Little Dinners & Big Salads for Summer
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'Joseph' auditions

Thursday, Friday
Island Family Productions headed by producer
Pat Russell of Holmes Beach with son, Joey, as direc-
tor will hold open auditions at 7 p.m. Thursday and
Friday, May 25 and 26, for an August staging of An-
drew Lloyd Webber's musical, "Joseph and the Amaz-
ing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
The auditions and the Aug. 2 through 6 production
will be held at the Island Players' Theater, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
Pat Russell is active in Island Players' presenta-
tions. Her son, 27, has been involved in professional
theater since the age of 11. Three daughters will also
be involved in the "Joseph" production on the usually
dark-in-the-summer Island Players' stage.
Parts are open for a couple of young men in their
late teens, 20s or 30s and several girls in their teens or
20s. Those auditioning should be able to sing and
dance.
For more information, call Pat Russell at 778-3014.




Events
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the end of
WWII, the South Florida Museum in Bradenton will
offer a special exhibit, "WWII: Floridians on the
Front." The exhibit opens Friday, May 26 and will
continue through Sept. 3. The museum is located at
201 10th S. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131,
ext. 28.
Sea Kayaking with O.P.S. Adventures, Inc.,
will offer a kayaking trip of Siesta Key's Neville
Marine Preserve on Saturday, May 27, from 8 a.m.
to noon. Cost of trip includes kayak rental, paddling
instruction, an experienced guide/naturalist, snack
and beverages. Cost: $50 per person. On Monday,
May 29, O.P.S. will offer an all-day Sea Kayaking
trip of Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve. Cost: $80
per person. Information and reservation: (941) 359-
0248 or (941) 371-4677.

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May 11, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and issued a boating safety warning for not
having pollution or garbage placards posted. The
vessel was also issued a boating safety violation for
not having a FCC license for a VHF-FM radio.
May 13, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a pleasure craft that had
lost a propeller near Marker 30 in Sarasota Bay.
The station requested the assistance of Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel 1984296. The auxiliary vessel was
unable to locate the disabled boat, which apparently
received help from a different source.
May 13, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and issued a boating safety violation for
having out-of-date visual distress signals.
May 13, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 17-foot pleasure craft
disabled due to running out of gas. The vessel did
not have a radio, so the station requested the assis-
tance of Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 2281003,
which provided a tow to the nearest port.
May 13, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and issued boating safety violations for not
having numbers displayed on the hull, no current


Volunteer
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary will offer a
Wild Bird Rescue Training Class on Saturday, June 3,
at 10:30 a.m. at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary,
1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Cost: free.
Information: 388-4444.

Religion
Sabbath Evening Service will be held at Temple
Beth Israel on Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. Saturday Morn-
ing Services, with Torah reading, will be held at 10 a.m.
on Saturday, May 27. Temple Beth Israel is located at 567
Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.

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registration, not having the proper number or type
of life preservers on board, not having a proper
sound-producing device, not having the proper fire
extinguisher, not having an approved flame arres-
tor and having excess oil and gas in the bilges. The
vessel's voyage was terminated due to the numer-
ous violations and towed back to the nearest dock
due to the extremely unsafe conditions on board.
May 13, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot catamaran
capsized one mile west of Siesta Key. The station
requested the assistance from Sarasota Fire and
Rescue and the catamaran was re-righted.
May 14, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and found to have no violations.
May 14, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 25-foot pleasure craft
taking on water seven miles off New Pass. The boat
had six people on board. The station launched its 41-
foot boat to assist, and contacted Air Station
Clearwater for a helicopter to assist. Upon arrival,
the station vessel commenced de-watering the ves-
sel and, after the flooding was under control, towed
the vessel to the nearest port.
May 14, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and found to have no violations.



First Blues cruise of the
season coming up
It's summer 1995 and that means it's time for Bigg
Wigg's Blues Cruise to pull up anchor and start rockin'
the waterway around Anna Maria.
The first cruise of the season will be held Saturday,
June 3, at 7 p.m. The boat departs from the Miss Cortez
Fleet dock, 12507 Cortez Rd. W., at 7 p.m.
The Bigg Wigg's Gumbo Boogie Band will perform.
Tickets are $13 per person. Four tickets or more
can be purchased at $11 each. Tickets can be purchased
by calling 794-1223 or at the dock.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 2, possession of redfish in closed season,
100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier parking lot Act-
ing on a tip from fishermen, the deputy questioned four
white male subjects about catching redfish out of sea-
son. One subject admitted a redfish had been caught
and took the deputy to his truck where there was a 30-
inch redfish. The deputy confiscated the fish, placed it
in the freezer at city hall and contacted the Florida
Marine Patrol.
May 11, theft of a bicycle, 900 block of North
Shore Drive.
May 11, burglary to an automobile, 100 Bay
Boulevard, Anna Maria City Pier parking lot. The com-
plainant reported she locked her purse in the trunk of
her vehicle and went fishing. Upon her return she dis-
covered a person unknown had forced the trunk lock
and removed her purse.
May 11, theft, 200 block of Spring Avenue. The
complainant reported that a person unknown removed
currency from his bedroom dresser drawer while he
was at work.
May 12, information, 100 block of Spring Av-
enue on the beach. The complainant reported that while
she was jogging on the beach a male subject took off
his bathing suit and waved it at her so she would no-
tice him. She said a similar incident involving the same
subject occurred the previous day. She said the subject
did nothing lewd during the incidents.
May 16,407 Magnolia, Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. The deputy responded in reference to
juveniles drinking alcoholic beverages on the premises.
Upon his arrival the subjects fled. He obtained witness
statements and advised on future trespass warnings. He
confiscated a bat from a juvenile subject.


Bradenton Beach
May 13, battery on a law enforcement officer,
resisting with violence, trespassing, Cortez Beach. The
subject was on the groin, which is marked No Trespass-
ing, and the officer said he would issue a misdemeanor
summons to the subject to appear for trespassing. The
officer noted that the same subject has been warned
numerous times in the past about trespassing on the
groin.
The officer asked for the subject's identification
and the subject would not give it to him. The subject
then made a rude remark about the officer and offered
to fight him. The officer again asked for identification
and warned the subject he would be arrested if the did
not give it to the officer.
The officer attempted to arrest the subject and he
struggled free and swung at the officer, said the report.
The officer got the subject on the ground and on the
way down he struck the officer on the side of the head.
A backup officer arrived, sprayed the subject with pep-
per spray and placed him in custody.
May 13, burglary, 1603 Gulf Drive N., Trade
Winds Apartments. The complainant reported he re-
turned home and found that a person unknown had re-
moved $49 in cash and $20 in coins from his apart-
ment.
May 14, burglary, 100 block of Bridge Street. A
witness reported to the officer that a subject was look-
ing in the windows of two vehicles. Another witness
reported she observed the subject open the doors of two
vehicles and look through their contents. The witnesses
identified the subject who was placed in custody.
May 14, burglary, 1325 Gulf Drive North,
Catalina Resort. The complainant reported a person
unknown removed the screen to the bedroom, opened
the window and removed seven credit cards, a bag val-
ued at $100, a bank book, three ATM cards, a gold
necklace and diamond earring set valued at $1,000, a
watch valued at $125, a diamond ring valued at $250
and a wallet containing $100 in cash.


May 15, found property a bicycle, 2400 block
of Avenue A.

Holmes Beach
May 12, found property a door key, 73rd
Street beach.
May 12, petty larceny of a bicycle, 3200 biock of
Sixth Avenue.
May 12, suspicious person, 7500 block of Palm
Drive. The complainant reported a man looking in her
window.
May 13, lost property a duffel bag containing
a wallet, identification, credit cards, $200 in cash, a
cellular phone and a watch, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach.
May 14, found property a bicycle, 68th Street
and Gulf Drive.
May 14, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle,
6300 block of Holmes Boulevard. The victim reported
that the subject became angry with her over an earlier
domestic problem and began beating her in the face
with his fist She attempted to leave by getting in her
vehicle and driving away.
The subject got into his vehicle and drove into the
path of the victim's vehicle. The subject then exited his
vehicle and began striking the victim in the face with
his fist and pulling her hair, said the report. The sub-
ject was placed in custody.
May 15, suspicious person, 100 block of 68th
Street. The complainant reported a juvenile sleeping
under the apartments. The juvenile was issued a tres-
pass warning.
May 16, code violation, 200 block of 67th Street.
The complainant reported two subjects soliciting meat
products door to door. The officer told the subjects they
would be arrested if they continued. They left the city.
May 17, robbery, Kingfish Ramp. The officer
responded to the 3900 block of Gulf Drive in reference
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to a battery. The complainant told the officer the vic-
tim came to his door and said he had been beaten up
and robbed by three subjects. The officer called EMS
to check the victim.
The victim said he left a bar in Bradenton and be-
gan hitchhiking to the condominium where he is stay-
ing. Three white males picked him up and drove to the
beach. After pulling into a waterfront area to go to the
bathroom, the subjects jumped the victim, punched him
in the face, kicked him in the chest, took his wallet and
cash and left him lying on the ground.
The officer took the victim in his patrol car to see
if he could locate the area where the incident occurred.
The victim recognized Kingfish Ramp and after look-
ing around, the officer located the spot where the rob-
bery took place. The officer found the victim's lighter
and beer bottles and an empty cigarette pack left by the
subjects.
The victim told the officer all he could remember
about the subjects. The next day, the victim met with
Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers and identified a photograph of
one subject. The subject was placed in custody.
May 17, lost property a wallet, 7100 block of
Gulf Drive on the beach.
May 17, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victims re-
ported they placed their purses and wallets on the seat
of their vehicle, locked the door and went to the beach.

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Upon their return, they found the driver's side window
had been pulled from the track and the door unlocked.
Both purses had been gone through and the cash and
credit cards removed.
May 17, damage, 100 block of 48th Street. The
complainant reported that a person unknown vandal-
ized a house he is working on by smearing fecal mat-
ter on the bed, walls and carpet
May 18, disturbance, 400 block of 28th Street The
complainant reported she loaned her bicycle to the subject
and when she asked for its return, the subject said she did
not have it. The subject then asked the complainant to
return a pair of shoes the complainant borrowed.
The complainant told the subject when the bicycle is
returned the shoes will be returned. The subject then re-
sponded to the complainant's residence and began beat-
ing on the front door and yelling obscenities at her, said
the report.
Upon the officer's arrival, the complainant had re-
turned the shoes and the subject had returned the bicycle.
May 19, civil, 6000 block of Gulf Drive. The officer
responded to Marco Polo's Pizza to meet with an em-
ployee who said he delivered two pizzas to an apartment
at Playa Encantada. The female that took delivery said her
husband just left with the money and when he returned,
he would bring the money to the restaurant.
After waiting 30 minutes, the employee called and
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From a benefit golf tournament to Kids'Day
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Privateers plan to be full speed ahead over the
next weeks.
The entry deadline is May 27 for the June 3
Whitey Horton Memorial Golf Tournament,
with all proceeds to benefit a college scholarship
fund.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10,
the group will host the 41st annual Snooks
Adams Kids' Day at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria. The event is free and usually attracts
hundreds of youngsters.
Games with prizes, a noon best-dressed-
little-pirate contest, a 12:30 p.m. treasure hunt
and a sand-castle building contest with judging
at 1 p.m. are on the schedule. Free hot dogs,
soda and pizza will be available for the kids.
Applications are now available for the Pri-
vateer-sponsored Fourth of July parade up Anna
Maria Island to the Community Center, where
the annual fundraiser family picnic runs from
noon to 6 p.m.
The parade will depart from Coquina Beach
on the south end at 10 am. Floats, cars and other
decorated units are invited to sign up free of
charge by June 25.
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Cuba beckons; be safe while boating, too


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Fifty weeks ago, federal agents swarmed into
Sarasota predicting dire happenings should those crazy
sailors really sail off to Cuba. But go we did and, no
offense meant, the feds were wrong about everything.
There was no violence. The Cuban people couldn't
have been nicer. We delivered our humble humanitar-
ian aid without any hassles, and nobody tried to steal
our boats. As far as I could tell, Fidel Castro didn't get
his hands on a single bar of the Ivory soap I distributed
in a Havana schoolyard with the help of a very friendly
teacher.
Only the Sarasota Sailing Squadron ended up with
a little egg on its face after a case of jingoism spread
around the Sarasota City Commission. The commis-
sion (the Squadron's landlord) later forced the Sailing
Squadron to expel race organizer Bob Winters and
promise to stop sponsoring the Sarasota-to-Havana
Sailing Race.
What a lost opportunity. Now, instead of having a
major international sailing race originate on Sarasota
Bay each year, we've abandoned the event or nearly
so. This past weekend a number of the 75-boat fleet in
the Clearwater-to-Key West Conch Quest Regatta
spent one day in Key West and then sailed away to
Cuba.
In fact, I was told it was going to be a real Key
West-to-Havana race with two boats from Marina
Hemingway, flying the Cuban flag, sailing to Key West
to race the American fleet back to Cuba. Kinda makes
you wish you were there, doesn't it?
So just between you and me, if you're looking for
a little race to Marina Hemingway (call it "Sarasota-to-
Havana II"), show up with your sailboat June 7,2 p.m.,
at the New Pass sea buoy.
Same rules and freebies at Marina Hemingway as
last year.

Safe Boating Week
opens with a crash
Safe Boating Week opened with a tragedy this
year, reminding all of us that no matter how experi-
enced we may be, if we break the rules we're going to
get hurt.
Dick Pope III, grandson of the founder of Cypress
Gardens and son of the founder of modern water ski-
ing, was one of three people killed aboard a speedboat
last Sunday in Islamorada. Talk about boating experi-
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But you can't hit a pier at 2 a.m. and expect good
things to happen.
Most of us have lost a friend or relative to boating
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Ringling Museum guard/friend run over by his own
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ago I sat in a boat and watched a friend fall over the
side trying to start the outboard.
Thank God the engine didn't fire on that pull.
So just understand that if you spend time in boats,
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They'll present themselves every time you go out, and
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We can all start by taking a safe boating course
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Starting this month we have a new regulation on
the books requiring a real life preserver for every per-
son aboard even the smallest boat. That makes a lot of
sense.
Children especially should be wearing their life
preserver. It's also a darn good idea for anyone out in
a boat alone.
So celebrate safe boating week by checking that boat
again. Make sure you have the required number of life
preservers. Check the expiration dates on flares and fire


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Beach Fishing!
May & June Tarpon Season
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Call 778-2253

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representing the
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extinguishers. Do it as if your life depended upon it
But above all, remember that it's more than your
life depending upon it It's also the lives of all your
passengers, your friends, and even your kids.

Active hurricane season
predicted
Dr. William Gray of Colorado State University
predicts more storms this coming hurricane season than
any year since 1991: as many as 10 tropical storms, six
of which could develop into hurricanes, according to
the good doctor. That's kind of scary.
So as you make your home ready for the storm
season, don't forget about your boat In a real pinch,
after all, it might be your only way off the Island.
Meanwhile, now is the time to replace lines and
chafing gear, find a really good hidey hole and practice
getting in and out of there and buy a fresh roll of that
silver duct tape that has a million uses.
For a free copy of the BOAT/US guide to prepar-
ing boats for a hurricane, call 1-800-274-4877.
See you next week.


CHARTER BOAT
REEF REACHER
Deep Sea Sports Fishing
Dive Charters
P.O. Box 594 Captain Phil Shields
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2727




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Snook season draws to a close so enjoy while you can


By Capt Mike Heistand
The last weekend of snook season is coming up,
and the reports of linesider catches are still climbing.
The fish haven't spawned yet, so they're hungry and
huge. Enjoy the season while you can, because keep-
ing the big gamefish will be illegal after next Thursday.
But there's good news: redfish season starts then, too,
and reports from catch-and-release reds so far indicate
this will be a good season for the big spotties, too.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching a lot of snook at night, some catch-and-
release redfish, nice-sized black drum in the 15-pound
range, mackerel and pompano. The angling prize of the
week at the pier has to go to Jake, who just moved
down here and caught his first snook, a whopper of a
39-inch linesider.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said mackerel,
a few snook, reds, pompano and trout are the best bets
there.
At Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet, the four-hour trip
averaged 50 head of Key West grunts and snapper. The
six-hour trip averaged 100 head of grouper, mangrove
snapper and vermilion snapper. The nine-hour trip av-
eraged 35 head of red and black grouper and mangrove
snapper.
Lee at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said he'd
heard reports of lots of small trout being caught on the
flats, as well as some big catch-and-release redfish.


Offshore, grouper fishing is still great.
Capt. Phil Shields took a trip down to the Keys
last week and said dolphin fishing the fish, not the
mammals was excellent. Capt Phil is back in busi-
ness here this week.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is at its peak
right now, with some as big as 42 inches being caught
off his boat. Enjoy it while you can snook season
comes to a close June 1.
Capt Mark Bradow has taken several snook this
week, with the best being a 39-inch linesider. Mark
suggests that if you can't get the snook to bite, try us-
ing a slightly smaller hook.
On my boat Magic, our best fish of the week was
a 35-inch, 15-pound snook that we released to fight
another day. We're still catching plenty of reds and
trout up to 24 inches.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been putting his charters
onto some big snook too, and says the fish are just
about ready to spawn and are therefore pretty hungry.
Go get 'em while you can.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook, snook
and snook are the best bets for fishing right now, with
good reports of linesider catches coming in from every-
where. Offshore, grouper fishing is still good but has
slowed somewhat, snapper angling is good, and cobia
are still being sighted near the offshore artificial reefs.
Good luck and good fishing.


Cobia,
snook
catch
Charlie Young,
Chris and
Marcus
Williamson had a
good day on the
water with a
good catch of
cobia and snook.
They caught the
big ones while
fishing with Capt.
Tom Chaya.


First solo catch
Eight-year-old Logan Bystrom proudly presents his
first solo snook, a 28-incher caught with a shrimp for
bait on six-pound-test line. Logan was fishing with
his dad, Dr. William Bystrom, and his grandfather.
Pictured with Logan is his brother, Connor.

Life jackets now
required on small craft
It's official: Recreational boats less than 16 feet
long are now required to provide a wearable lifejacket
for everyone on board.
Throwable flotation devices, such as cushions and
life rings, will no longer meet U.S. Coast Guard regu-
lations for small craft.
The new requirement brings small-boat life jacket
rules in line with what's already been required of larger
vessels. About 50 percent of all boating deaths occur
in boats of less than 16 feet.
When purchasing jackets, the following should be
kept in mind: Look for the Coast Guard approval label.


Horseshoe scores
Winners in the May 20 horseshoe games were John
Johnson and Gene Snedeker, both of Holmes Beach.
Runners-up were Alan Lavoie of Holmes Beach and
Bob Snedeker of Willington, Conn.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

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$25 per person 1/2 Day Cruise or
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Coolers Welcome
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Thu5/25 10:10 2.2ft 3:14 0.9ft 11:44 14ft 4:58 0.3ft
Fri5/26 10:35 2.5ft 3:452 1.0ft 5:37 0.1ft
Sat5/27 12:40 1.4ft 4:10 1.1ft 11:04a2.4ft 6:14 0.0ft
Sun5/28 1:29 14ft 4:32 1.2ft 11:29a2.4ft 6:47. 0.0ft
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Tue5/30 2"44 1.3ft 5:19 1.2ft 12:30 2.5ft 7:57 -0.1ft
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Sales leader named at
Re/max Gulfstream Realty
Sandy Greiner, a real estate broker with Re/max
Gulfstream Realty in Holmes Beach, was named sales
leader for the month of March for the Island office.

Smith joins Island
Prudential office
June Gilley, branch
manager for the Prudential
Florida Realty, announced
Becky Smith is now a Real-
tor with the firm at is Anna
Maria Island office.
Smith moved to the Is-
land from Mishawaka, Ind., in
1988 with her husband Emie 'i
Kerr and their son Beau..' .
She is president of the
Bradenton ToastmastersClub Smith
and has achieved distin-
guished toastmaster status, the highest recognition awarded
by Toastmasters International. Smith is also a Big Sister
and has coordinated youth leadership programs.
Smith specializes in residential sales and has pub-
lished a color map of the Island. For a copy of the map,
call Smith at 778-0766.
Advocate is sales
associate for the month
Michael Advocate with Smith Realtors in Holmes
Beach was named sales associate for the month of April
by producing the most sales and/or listings for the month.





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P.J.'s opens on
Bridge Street
P.J.'s, a casual ladies' apparel and jewelry store,
has opened on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
P.J's carries shorts and slack ensembles, beach
cover ups, tote bags, sun visors, costume jewelry and
14K jewelry.
Its owners, Peggy Smith, formerly from Ohio, and
Janis Boone-Osbon, formerly from Indiana, chose
Bradenton Beach as the site of their business because
of the commercial potential of Bridge Street
Both ladies guarantee Island residents and tourists
alike reasonable prices on both the clothing and jew-
elry items.


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The Longboat Connection,
Inc.,was honored as
winners of the Longboat
Key Chamber of Com-
merce Rookie Small
Business of the Year for
1995. Steve Doster, back,
chairman of the Longboat
Key Chamber Small
Business Council, presents
the award toprincipals,
Annette Tidwell Keller, left
Michele Lynn Knuese and
Jan Jordan at an award
ceremony held recently at
Cedars Cafe on Longboat
.i Key. Islander Photo:
,. Courtesy ofLongboat
Chamber of Commerce




Shaw moves to
Island Real Estate
Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach has announced
that sales associate Christine Show has joined the firm.
Shaw is a life-long resident of Anna Maria Island
who began her real estate career in 1985. She has re-
ceived numerous performance awards including the
Manatee County Board of Realtors Premiere Circle
Award for sales exceeding $1 million.

Health program at Center
"Looking Good From the Inside Out," conducted
by Louis Wery of Bodyworks, is being hosted by The
Workout Center in Holmes Beach on Thursday, May
25, at 7 p.m.
The one-hour class will focus onhealth, nutrition and
weight management. For information call 778-7975.


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homes from open end of canal. Breathtaking views
from your private dock. See it today at $189,900 by
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JUST LISTEDI Large home on deep water canal.
Dock and davits. Oversized yard. Just $152,900.
Call Jennifer 795-2865.


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REALTOR


ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT HOME: $299,000. Fantas-
tic views of Skyway Bridge and Tampa Bay. Enjoy the
ever changing scenery and cool summer breezes from
your screened lanai, or warm yourself by the wood
burning fireplace on cool winter nights. To see, call
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SINCE 1939
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Bradenton Beach
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Ribbon cutting at
Island Therapy
by chamber
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Richard
Suhre will assist Don Howard, Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, during a rib-
bon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening
of Island Therapy on Thursday, May 25, from
7 to 9 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
Owner Dan Goodchild, a licensed mas-
sage therapist since 1988, will be on hand to
discuss massage therapy and will sponsor a
drawing at the opening for a free one-hour
massage.
Island Therapy is located at 2501 Gulf Dr.
N., Suite 103, Bradenton Beach.


Report children riding
unsecured in motor
vehicles
To report a child riding unsecured in a motor ve-
hicle, call the Buckle-Up-Hotline at 1-800-699-SAFE
and give the Florida license tag number. The vehicle
owner will receive a packet of information advising
him of the consequences of not properly using child
safety seats.
Buckle-Up-Hotline is strictly a public information
effort. No records are kept.


RICHAROD FRE AN
REALTOR


Island real

estate sales
Rose & Poinsettia, Anna Maria, a residential lot
measuring 100x105x112x54, was sold 4/4/95, Dix to
Albert, for $72,500; list unknown.
533 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
front 2bed/2bath/lcar home of 1,485 sfla built in 1966
on a 108x130 lot, was sold 4/6/95, Bradford to Hogan,
for $215,000; list unknown.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 130 Westbay
Cove, an upstairs 2bed/2bath pool-side condo of 1,200
sfla builtin 1977, was sold 4/7/95, Maynard to Frechette,
for $125,000; list unknown.
600 Manatee Ave. W, Holmes Beach, 104 Westbay
Cove, a ground level 2bed/2bath 1,100 sfla bayfront
condo built in 1974, was sold 4/5/95, Spot of Sidney Inc.
to Valle, for $153,000; list $155,000.
6400 Flotilla Dr, Holmes Beach, 98 Westbay Point
& Moorings, an upstairs bayfront corer 2bed/2bath
condo of 1,512 sfla built in 1977, was sold 4/4/95,
Barrett to Petraske, for $160,000; list unknown.
213 82nd St, Holmes Beach, a ground level 2bed/
2bath/2cp home of 1,541 sfla, built in 1953 on a 90x90
lot, was sold 4/14/95, Christmann to Moffatt, for
$143,000; list $144,500.
503 71st St, Holmes Beach, a ground level 3bed/


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2bathllcar/pool home of 1500 sfla, built in 1969 on a
95x98 lot, was sold 4/12/95, Edwards to Reick, for
$163,500; list $169,900.
506 74th St, Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
front 3bed/2bath/2car home of 1668 sfla, built in 1968
and updated on a 103x98 lot, was sold 4/10/95, Nelson
to Wieland, for $210,000; list $225,000.
5200 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, 203 Martinique
South, a 2bed/2bath 1458 sfla Gulf front corer condo
built in 1970, was sold 4/18/95, Dobyns to Clarke, for
$178,000; list $194,900.
611 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
front 3bed/2bath/2car home of 1,560 sfla, built in 1970
on a 105x95 lot, was sold 4/17/95, Jacobsen to Lewis,
for $165,000; list $219-189,000.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 281 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a downstairs corner 2bed/2bath canal front
condo of 1,230 sfla, built in 1978, was sold 4/14/95,
McIntosh to Ellis, for $155,500; list unknown.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 164 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a downstairs corner condo of 2bed/2bath with
1,230 sfla, built in 1978, was sold 4/13/95, Roffey to
CNJ Grainer Holdings Inc, for $123.500; list $129,900.
7000 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, 208 Tiffany Place, an
elevated condo of 2bed/2bath with 1,200 sfla built in
1978, was sold 4/17/95, Franklin to Lucy, for $180,000;
list unknown.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, exclusively for The Islander Bystander. 1995



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Magnificent custom designed 3 bed-
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quality craftsmanship and superb design!
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amenities include workshop, spacious
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fireplace. Wrap-around porch, pool with privacy and
lovely landscaping. Ideal for entertaining. $329,000.

ANNA MARIA LOT FOR SALE
North end of island, near beaches. Price includes
state approved plans for a 3BR/3BA elevated new
home that will have some beautiful water views.
$145,000. Call Peggy or Alice 778-0426.


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ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929









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VACATIONERS:
Let me help you find the rental
property that will meet your
needs. Summer rentals now
R available, single family homes
both near and on beach.
Please call today!
Sincerely,
Alice Zoller, Rental Agent

HORIZON REALTY (813) 778-0426
420 Pine Av. Box 155
of Anna Maria Inc. Anna Maria, FL 34216

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PEBBLE SPRINGS CONDO... Good investment.
Steps to shops, this first floor unit overlooks the pool.
2 bedrooms, 2 baths with walk-in closet, double van-
ity and sinks in master suite. Pass through from
kitchen to dining/living room. $47,000. Call Sally
Schrader evenings at 792-3176.
GULF DRIVE CONDO... This comfortable fur-
nished unit overlooking the pool is a short walk
to the beach. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, a good sea-
sonal rental. $84,000. Call Debbie Thrasher
evenings at 778-3395.
SPECTACULAR HOME... This energy efficient
home gives a bright open impression. Carpet
and ceramic tile throughout. Kitchen features
Corian counters and European cabinets.
Screened deck with spa. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
and oversized garage. $174,900. Call Karin
Stephan evenings at 388-1267.
THE COCONUTS
'Steps to the Gulf and a heated
pool... 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit
sleeps 6. Small complex close
to everything. Great rental his-
tory with excellent on-site man-
agement. #61035. $79,900.
Carol Heinze
REALTORa/CRS
Multi-Million $ Club
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


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$389,000.


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all new appliances and close to the pool. Across complex with quiet Holmes Beach location.
the street from the beach, second home or great Pool, wide sandy beach and walking distance to
rental with on-site rental management all for shops and restaurants. Starting at $124,500.
$78,900. Call Ed Oliveira. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


APARTMENT MOTEL Five-unit Island apart-
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rated. Located across the street from beach.
Complex includes 2 pools, courtyards, jacuzzi
and laundry. Offered at $359,000. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.










BRIDGEPORT Gulf view from this top floor unit
with pool, covered parking, elevator and steps to
beach. Located close to shopping and restaurants.
Offered at $89,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


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.


If You Need
A Latitude
Adjustment
Call Jennifer
Office: 778-7777

Eve: 795-2865



GULFSTREAM REALTY
Call Jennifer Jones,
REALTORO
eves 795-2865.
5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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TWIN BEDS, triple dresser (white), large chair lamp,
misc. items. 778-6455.
WANTED Good condition queen size sofa beds and
living room chairs. Light soil OK. Will pick-up. 778-5405.
WANTED faceting machine and lapidary equipment.
813-779-2201, leave message.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER black and glass $35. Din-
ning room table and chairs $150. Both in good condi-
tion. 778-1534.
SOLID MAPLE DESK & chair, excellent condition $300.
2 pair twin beds, mattress, box springs & frame $75.
Excellent condition. 778-6382.
BICYCLE Girls 24" 12 speed. Excellent condition
$50. 778-5405.
1 SOFA BED, good condition. 2 tables, glass top and
chrome. Bamboo shelves, 2 chairs. 778-4705.
USED TWIN & FULL size sheets for sale. 778-5814.
MOVING SALE Coral color leather 4-pc sectional w/
queen sleeper $1,200. Queen softside waterbed $150.
Fax machine Panasonic KXF-90 (hardly used.) Modem
executive desk & computer stand w/oak finish $100. All
excellent 778-3171.


2 FAMILY MOVING SALE Sat & Sun May 27 & 28.9-
5.2311 & 2313 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. Fumiture,
kitchen items, etc.


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CANAL HOMES BEACH
Situated in a tidy neighborhood of fine homes.
This impeccably kept split design home features
3 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths, family room,
glassed porch, 2-car garage and a picture per-
fect lawn. Sailboat canal & large lot. $249,000.


POOLSIDE & STEPS TO BEACH
Ground level condo in Holmes Beach. Per-
fectly kept grounds. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths.
Completely furnished. $117,500.

Mike

Norman

Realty inc.

778-6696
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


ESTATE SALE Fri, May 26.9-2.713 Key Royale Dr.,
Anna Maria. Waterfront home with contemporary furni-
ture from Kane's and other fine stores. Leather sec-
tional sofa, oriental style king bed set, 3 silk oriental
rugs, sterling, silver plate, suede sofa, Ello cabinets,
dining set with china cabinet, queen bed set, nice
chairs, glass top sofa table, double & single beds, silk
flowers, aquarium, outdoor benches & tables, ping
pong table, table saw, tools, books, linens, kitchenware
& nice accessories. Sale by Julie McClure, 747-3101.
GARAGE & MOVING SALE Sat, May 27. 8-2. 6101
Holmes Blvd, 778-6024. Everything you always wanted
and couldn't afford.
MOVING SALE Fri & Sat, May 26 & 27. 8-2. 308 56th
St., Holmes Beach. Custom made sofa sleeper, excel-
lent condition. Wieko teak tables, lamps, pine chairs,
lawn furniture, plants, rugs.
SALE Sat, May 27 only! 8-2. 603 Baronet Lane, Key
Royale. Miscellaneous items, antiques, cherry dresser,
oil lamps, floor lamps, tile top dining table & chairs,
dishes & many other items.
TWO FAMILY YARD SALE Sat, May 27.9:30-4.203A
83rd Street. Boating, clothes, kids stuff, lots of misc.
HUGE MOVING SALE Fri, May 26 5-8. Sat, May 27
8-12. 7402 Palm Dr. Large or small, most items a quar-
ter. Great deals


FOUND CAT black with blue collar. Vacinity 74th
Street. 778-3710.


LOW IMPACT AEROBICS -Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. Motivated theme classes each month: Salsa,
60's oldies, 70's, Circuit Training, Sports theme, etc. All
classes include muscle conditioning. Classes are: Tues-
day & Thursday 7:00-8:00PM. For info call Geri 779-2129.


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.


WANTED -WW II, Korea, Vietnam and other veterans
of Foreign War to join Island VFW Post. Call NOW! Bob
DeVane 778-4400.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.


'95 CHEVY S-10 Blazer. Burgundy, auto, air, PW, PB,
power locks, fully loaded & over $2,000 in after factory
extras. Only 10K miles. Just reduced to $21,000. 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.
1977 LTD II, excellent running condition, new transmis-
sion. $1,000 OBO. 778-6382.
82 TOYOTA PICK-UP excellent engine, 22 R, runs
good but body shot. Best offer. 729-9337 or 778-9188.


23' COLUMBIA, 4 sails. 778-2716.
SPRING SALE NEW 1995 BOATS -20' Fiesta pon-
toon boat, 60 hp, loaded, fish or cruise, call for low
price. 17 Allison center console, "dealer cost" $3,995.
19' Gulfcraft center console "unbelievable" $3,295. 15'
Allison "salt water flats boat" w/40 hp galv. trailer,
loaded $6,995. 17' Pro-sports center console w/85
Yamaha Galv. trailer, loaded $10,995. 18' Tremblay
"pro-flats" lowest price ever $4,995. 19' Carolina Skiff
"hull only" special $2,595. 21' Carolina Skiff "hull only"
Special $3595. Capt. John's 792-2620.


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.



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NEW LISTING KEY ROYALE,
HOLMES BEACH
Stunning refurbished two bedroom, two bath
home with expansive water views near
Intracoastal waterway. Over 2,300 square feet
of open living area with 18 x 28 family room,
breakfast nook that could be den or office.
Caged, heated pool, dock with boat lift, updated
top of the line appliances, custom window treat-
ments. Priced at $395,000. Please call Carol R.
Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.


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GREAT STARTER or retirement home. 2 bed-
room, 2 bath with family room and screened
porch. $142,900. Call Carla Price 778-0770.
PERICO BAY CLUB: A great view of two lakes
from this 1st floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Guard
gate, pool, tennis, minutes from the beach. $92,900.
Please call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
NEIGHBORHOOD BAR/RESTAURANT in the
City of Cortez, 2 COP license, also licensed for
package store & take out food. Great potential.
Real Estate included. $149,000. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK IMLS


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Se 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE o INSURED
77841345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
AND SATISFACTION

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353


State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558


SABAL PALM
CARPENTRY

A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
CUSTOM FENCES
DECKS SIDING
SFASCIA SOFFITS
DOORS WINDOWS
SODD JOBS
Fully Insured Rrasonable Rate*
778-7603
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New Construction
Remodeling Service Calls
741-8900 RF-0066


BABYSITTER NEEDED July 3 to Aug 11, 6:15 am till
1:45 pm M-F. Will consider mature teenager, references
required. 778-8414 after 4:00 pm.


"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.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Holmes Beach.
Now taking reservations for our summer program ages
2-10yrs. Also a few openings for fall registration ages
2-6yrs. come by and visit with us. 778-2967.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk... whatever your hauling
needs. Call Eddie O. 778-7369.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible. Ex-
cellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
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.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
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.
WE'RE GROWING Wanted 20 lawns to mow! 1 time
special price! Island Garden Center 778-4441.


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
Bradenton: 748-8551.
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/ fire-
places/planters/decorative walls. Uc #MC-00318.778-5183.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.
HOME MAINTENANCE all types of small repairs.
Reasonable, 778-2862.


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INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
Beauregard 387-8066.
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of home
repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experience. Insured,
island resident, references available. Jim 779-2129.
LET A HANDYMAN take care of your household prob-
lems. If you can break it, we can fix it. Small jobs pref-
erable. Free estimates. Mike 778-4078.
DON COLEMAN PAINTING Residential, commercial,
interior, 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, 778-1945 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 RENTAL Week or month. Call Denise or
Lisa, Wagner Realty. 778-2246.
ANNA MARIA Gulf & Bay views, 1BR, patio, pool, W/D,
furnished. Annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
FURNISHED one and two bedroom rentals available
until December. $550 and $750/mo. Anna Maria Realty,
778-2259.


ISLAND LUMBER
and HARDWARE
213 54th St. Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


Personal Fitness
TRAINING 0%l

One On One In Your Home
ST Stretching & Cardiovascular Exercises
Sr Fitness & Nutritional Guidance
V Muscle Toning & Body Sculpting
V Deep Breathing & Relaxation Exercises
Geri Travis 779
B.S., Ph. Ed., Fitness Specialist 7 21

HI-TECH
CLEANING SERVICES INC.
Total Quality Cleaning
HOME/OFFICE
10% DISCOUNT FOR NEW CUSTOMERS
Please Call 751-4140


AUTO DETAILING
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
were eco-friendly- utilizing only 100 percent
bio-degradable products. By appointment, at
your convenience, home or office.
NEW mobile service number. 320-0110.


Insured
5726 Cortez Rd. W.


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ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA condo has washer &
dryer, $750/mo. Call Denise or Lisa, Wagner Realty
778-2246.
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
Complex 778-5405/800-367-7824.
ANNUAL: Great 1BR/1BA condo Unfurnished, im-
maculate 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. 1BR/1BA $300/wk. 2BR/1BA $400/wk or rent
both units for $675/wk. GORGEOUS GULF-FRONT
just remodeled, beautiful oak floors and panoramic
Gulf-view, large private pool. 1BR/1BA $600/wk. Gulf-
Bay Realty 778-7244 309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
PERICO BAY CLUB unfumished 2BR2BA, pristine bayfrnt,
carport, appliances. $850/mo plus $850 security. No pets.
Prudential Florida Realty T. Dolly Young 778-0766.
ANNUAL, 3BR/2.5BA, north end of island. $1,000/
month. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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. $900. 778-3171.
ROOM-MATE WANTED to share Holmes Beach du-
plex. Clean, Quiet. Smoker OK, no pets. Phone 778-
7964, 778-1945 message.
ANNUAL unfurnished 1BR/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.
HOLMES BEACH Gulf view from your balcony. 2BR apt.
turkey fumished..Available now thru Dec, at off season
rates. 778-4368.
ANNUAL GULF-FRONT 4 bedroom, 3 bath beach
house on N. Shore Drive. Steps to water. Must see!
Hurry! $1,400/mo. 778-3171.
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.
VACATION RENTAL by owner. Resort 66, weeks in June
& July, poolside $500, Beach front $600. 1-800-977-0803.
WANT TO RENT 2BR/1BA on Island. Married couple,
no pets or children. 753-5652.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA in Holmes Beach. $375/mo plus
security. 778-6541, 778-4084, or pager 569-1591.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, security system,
fireplace, W/D, new appliances, storage, deck with pri-
vate yard. $700. 756-8787, 779-2309 eves.
ANNUAL RENTAL large 2BR/1BA, 1/2 block to beach,
just painted, well maintained landscape. $650/mo. No
pets. 778-9289.
SUMMER & FALL RENTALS direct Gulf-front, 2 week mini-
mum. 3BR/2BA, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, tennis. 794-8877.
GORGEOUS GULF VIEW, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA or
3BR/2BA custom-built, award winning home. Pool,
jacuzzi, fireplace. For rent, possible lease purchase or
sale. Owner financing. 813-778-3777 or 813-965-2158.
CHARMING NORTH END beach cottage. Available
Now-Oct. Designer furnished turnkey. Steps to Gulf.
3BR/2.5BA. Drive by 806 Jacaranda. 746-6269.
ANNUAL RENTAL large 2BR/1BA, private fenced in
backyard apt. Recently refurbished, beautiful landscap-
ing. $750/mo. A small pet allowed. 778-9289.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
Realtors 778-2261.
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 duplexes & fourplexes avail-
able. Get all the facts from Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX
Gulfstream, 778-7777.
DEEP WATER CANAL, Newly remodeled 4BR/2BA
home, 222 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, by owner. $219,500.
call 778-2681 for appointment.
QUADRAPLEX FOR SALE 1 1 bedroom, 2 2 bed-
room, 1 2 bedroom / 2 bath. 778-5814.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1BR/
1BA each unit, close to shopping center $119,000.*
404 71St., 2BR/1BA each unit, large front unit -
$159,000. 203 76 St, 2BR/2BA & 1BR/1 BA, close to
Gulf $169,000. Call for appointment, 778-3757.
BRADENTON MAINLAND minutes from beaches. Just
off 75th Street. Country Village, 55 + community. 1400 s.f.
villa. 2BR/2BA, den, 1-car garage, new carpet, paint,
verticles, maintenance free living. 105K. 794-8792.
UNUSUAL LOCATION. South Bay Boulevard in Anna
Maria. 3BR/2BA home with 75 feet of Tampa Bay
beachfront. Incomparable views. 778-1239.
GULF FRONT LOT for sale. 200' deep, 110' on
Gulf. 778-5814.
GORGEOUS GULF VIEW, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA or
3BR/2BA custom-built, award winning home. Pool,
jacuzzi, fireplace. For rent, possible lease purchase or
sale. Owner financing. 813-778-3777 or 813-965-2158.
CANAL LOT for sale in Anna Maria by owner with 32 ft.
dock. 129 Hammock Rd (Lot #9 Coconut Bayou Sub.)
$145,000. 603-635-2033.
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.


EARLY CLASSIFIED
AD DEADLINE

for the June 1 issue.

FRI. MAY 26 4 PM

The Islander Bystander office will not be open
Saturday, May 27. The office will accept late
classified ads only from 10 a.m. until noon on
Monday, May 29 in order for staff members
to observe the Memorial Day holiday.
Minimum size, up to 21 words $5. Addi-
tional 7 words $1.50. Boxed ad, plus $2.
Classified ads for businesses and business ser-
vices are minimum $6.50 for up to 21 words.
Additional 7 words $2.00. Boxed ad, plus $2.
Payment is expected when you place the ad
- in person or by mail. The office is located
at 5408 Marina Drive, between D. Coy Ducks
and Chez Andre, in the Island Shopping Cen-
ter, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
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ECONOMY CONSTRUCTION
ROOFING AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS
4N Hurricane Resistant Home Designs
Additions and Remodeling
Call Don Tarantola RC045125s RG0058580-PE002374 778-9244


ISLAND TAXI
778-6201
Dependable, Courteous Service
Bruce Collins Since 1991


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By the cut or by the month Most lawns $15.00
Also shrubs & tree trimming Light hauling
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OBM PAGE 32 M MAY 25, 1995 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


CELEBRITY TYPES
BY DEAN NILES / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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7 Slippery -
10 Clayey deposit
14 Florentine statue
19 Guyana's--
Indians
20 Kind of flour
21 Jai--
22 "-, shine; for
thy lights come
...": Isaiah
23 Vietnam seaport
24 ==} : t]
27 Bone cavities
28 "Indeed!" once
29 Former gold
coins of Spain
30 Bye-bye
32 A good deal
34 78-Across's shoe
width
35 Short spans
37 8(:o)
41 Battle site of 1944
45 Bud
46 It starts "In the
name of Allah

47 Dada papa
48 Implanted
49 Basra resident:
Var.
51 Evidence left
behind
54 Kind of neck
56 Drama kudos
57 Certain solvents
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59 [g-)]
62 Mark- ,
Oliver of 1968
film
63 Game full of
traps
64 Newspaper
space
65 Lee
cheesecake
67 Tank
68 Hideaway
69 Get-together
71 First name in
erotica
73 Garlicky dish
78 *t(:o)}
80 Square-cut cigar
81 Jazz style
82 Sign of a smash
83 Singer Bob
Marley, e.g.
85 Cotton thread
86 1919 Edith Day
musical
87 Teacher's grp.
89 One of the
archangels
91 Hog's thigh
92 Brute
93 18 -#)""'
97 Towel tag
98 Want-ad initials
99 Caboose position
00 Kumiss imbiber
02 Convoke
07 Spoors
10 AuthorCalvino
13 cl[:-= )
15 Speculator
16 Begrime, in
Britain


117 When les etoiles
come out
118 Dweller on the
Mekong
119 Freshen
120 Slight
121 Preserve, in a
way
122 Cry of pain
123 Criminal
evidence
DOWN
I Nothing, in
Nogales
2 Port south of
Cartagena
3 **f :-) }}
4 Stars and bars,
e.g.
5 Hawaiian island
6 Record from the
heart: Abbr.
7 Jacob's twin
8 Western
livestock peril
9 Eucalyptus, e.g.
10 Literally,
"high-souled"
11 rigueur (to
the fullest
extent): Fr.
12 Mover's
equipment
13 Symbols of
purity
14 Pre-Raphaelite
Rossetti
15 Bowed, in music
16 Early stringed
instrument
17 Royale
National Park
18 Studies


25 Call on a yawl
26 Encouraging
words from a
student
28 Riding whips
31 Comic Philips
33 Theologian
Kierkegaard
35 Fast pitch
36 -- Naval
Weapons
Station, N.J.
38 Passenger
balloon part
39 Hang of it
40 Rises, as water
41 Ferberbook
42 Wind around
43 Kind of soup
44 Indulges tothe
extreme,
informally
46 Early TV
medium
48 Battery type
50 Kit (candy
bar brand)
52 Contemporary
53 Wife of Henry II
55 Literary
pseudonym
58 Feature
60 Ontario-Quebec
border river
61 High-calorie
snack
63 Port in 1943
fighting
66 Crowd sounds
69 Dried out
70 hole
(modern worry)


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EXCELLENT PRICE for such a prestigious
area. 2Bed/2Bath in rear section of Perico Bay
Club. Lattice Garages & fabulous view of Palma
Sola Bay, Tidal Pond and Wildlife preserve. Call
Rose Schnoerr 778-7780. $126,500.



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COQUINA BEACH CLUB bedroom. 2 bath
directly overlooking ide beach Gorgecous
sunsels Turnkey lurnished Great rental op-
porlunily Dick Maher or Dave Jr.nes 77t8-
4891 $185000


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CORNER LOT ON QUIET STREET in SUGAR WHITE BEACH Located north
Holmes Beach. Cozy; appealing and in im- end of Holmes Beach, exclusive residential
maculate condition. 3Bed/2Bath, tile roof, over- condo complex. 2Bed/2Bath end unit, bright
sized 2-car garage, screened porch, room for a and cherry. May upgrades. Call Bobye
pool. Call John Green 778-3167. $149,900 Chasey 778-1532. $186,900.


VIEW OF BAY FROM ALL WINDOWS!
Dc.,rn.ilars corner unil 2ted/2bath, tile entry,
kic-,:.n .5 t:ali-. Beriter carpet. Entry is glassed
anrd I,.irl r.um e.r..lnded 7 ceilings fans, domed
kilhlen ceiiirg O.rner I. licensed. Real Estate
Ag.j-r Call Lu Firwden 778.2692. $142,500.


SUPER NICE GOLF COURSE HOME.
Scenic view, move in condition. Window treat-
ment, spa, many fruit trees, lush landscape,
ceiling fans, new carpet, tile floor. Village
Green 2bedroom/2bath. Call Nick Patsios
778-4642. $114,900.


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ISLAND SIX-PLEX REDUCED Six 2bed-
room, 2bath units. Building with in ground pool
& on-site laundry facilities. Close to beach,
shopping & restaurants. Five units rented annu-
ally and one seasonally. $399,000. Call Mary
Ann Schmidt 778-4931.


PLAYA ENCANTADA 2bedroom/2bath ten-
nis-side unit with all amenities of Gulf side com-
plex. Heated pool & spa, clubhouse, on-site
manager, covered parking, washer/dryer, stor-
age. $129,900. Call Helen White 778-6956.


DAVE


JONES S
REALTOR@
ASSOCIATE
EVENINGS
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Dave and his wife, Pat, are resi-
S dents of Holmes Beach and are
"transplants" from New England to
S the Island. We welcome Dave to
the NEAL & NEAL family of profes-
S sionals in the Anna Maria office.

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:Cquinra Beach Club ............................... s185,000

,' ull Place Condo .......... ....................... 224,900

:er co Bay Club..... .. 86,000 to $163,000

Playa Encantada ......... .124,900 to *174,900

iSunriowN Bay.............. .. 184,900 to $134,900

ilVW,/etay Cove .... ........ 79,900 to s42,500

'We.-ib',, PFoinri & .lU,:rijng, l 29,900 to s149,000

W t, VV. in ri .. . ... .. ..... ................. 186,900

i5-100 C on ls ... .... ... .. ..................... *115,900
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FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Open Six Days a Week

Weekly Rentals From $450

ANNUAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club from $700 mo.
2501 Gulf Drive 2/2 with
Gulf iew:J $7C,0 mro.


Julie
Call (813) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665


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74 Christina's
father
75 (' -)
76 Kind of
extremes
77 Tabloid
twosomes
78 North Atlantic
sighting
79 de Lion


80 Stone memorials 96 One way to 105 First name in
81 Such is a life convey mysteries
84 Chorus sound information 106 S.A. country
88 Old recording 97 John Wayne film 108 Bye-bye
disk 98 Welsh actor 109 Becloseto
90 Prefix meaning Williams
"outer" 101 One making Il1 Riga denizen
93 Vast desert rapid strides 112 Assayers assay
94 Give some slack 102 S&Ldeposit them
95 Beethoven's 103 "Out!" 114 With it
-- Quartet" 104 -- vaccine 115 Twaddle


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