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By Pat Copeland
Traffic is expected to increase by more than 2,000
cars per day on Gulf Drive by the year 2010, accord-
ing to data presented to the Holmes Beach Planning
The data, compiled by representatives of the Metro-
politan Planning Organization, will be used in revising the
traffic element of the city's comprehensive plan. The com-
mission is currently reviewing and revising all elements
of the plan as mandated by state statute.
Mike Guy, executive director of the MPO, said the
data is for planning purposes and not as detailed as data
for engineering purposes.
Counts for 1994 reflect the average annual daily
traffic. They were taken at the following locations (pro-
jections for the year 2010 are in parentheses):
SR 64 west of the bridge 17,000 (19,720)
Gulf Drive south of SR 64 13,000 (15,080)
Gulf Drive north of SR 64 14,347 (16,642)
Roads are rated with a letter from A to F accord-
ing to their level of service or how well the traffic
flows, said Guy. Levels of service are A, free flow; B,
a good flow; C, minor congestion; D, congested situa-
tions occurring; E, serious congestion; and F, gridlock.
"You're going from LOS D to LOS E on Gulf
Drive," said Guy. "This is based on our numbers, and
they may be low in comparison to what is really hap-
pening out here. It is a very serious condition. Based on
concurrency, you have to accept the congestion that
will occur and limit any new development."
"If the causeway is four lanes and it comes into our
two lanes and causes traffic to back up, do you have the
authority to tell us we have to have four lanes?" Chair-
man Gabe Simches asked.
"All we can tell you is what is going to happen,"
responded Guy. "We have no dictatorial authority over
you. We are a planning agency mandated to develop a
long-range transportation plan.
In our adopted MPO plan on SR 64, we currently
have four lanes coming all the way out to SR 789.1 I will
tell you right now that does not make any sense to me.
The travel demand is there, but why bring four lanes of
traffic to a two-lane roadway. We plan to stop the four
lanes somewhere on the mainland where we have a
logical east/west break."
One of the biggest problems the Island faces is that
development is mostly completed but the traffic impact
continues to increase because of growth on the main-
land, he noted.
"How do we deal with those external forces?"
Guy said the Island must work with the county
Don't YOU try this
Rod 'n' Reel Pier
Dockmaster Kevin Flynn
hooked into an eight-foot
shark and landed him on
the beach when it suddenly
escaped. It was the third
catch of the same shark
within hours. The odd-
featured creature -flat
head, smallish mouth on
the underside, creamy
lemon and olive green in
color was not recogniz-
able, but one guess: a
sawfish with no saw.
Bonner Presswood "... "
Mass transit should be considered, said Commis-
sioner Frances Smith-Williams.
"We have discovered mass transit is just a drop in
the bucket," explained Guy. "It can only do so much.
The transportation system is all the elements ve-
hicles, pedestrians, staggered work hours, car pools,
encouraging people to work at home, etc."
Another problem, noted Guy, is that mass tran-
sit will never be able to compete with the automobile
because this country has made a major investment in
automobiles and Americans are wedded to their au-
"You're talking about a lifestyle change, about
changing the way people think about transportation,"
he said. "They want convenience."
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SHOOTERS, AND BIRDS, TARGET LAST WEEK
OF ISLANDER BYSTANDER PHOTO CONTEST
Jeff Johnson of
Lakeland is the sixth
weekly winner of the
Sponsored locally by
The Islander By-
stander, the contest
has drawn hundreds
of contestants vying
for an international
grand prize of
have gone through
the gamut of photo-
from Bill Murphy's
etherial sunbeam to
boats on an azure
sea to Helen
Knoedl's egret on a
couch to Maryanne
We would like to
thank all the winners
and everyone who
contributed a picture
to the contest. We
plan to continue the
year, and urge Island
keep looking for that
special moment to
Who knows you
might find yourself
Street map of the
Island in this week's
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Meeting notices ......................................... 3
O pinions .................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days .................................... 7
Stir-it-up .................................................... 12
Linger Lodge .............................................. 12
Streetlife ................... ............................. 18
Tingley Reviews ............................ ........19
Anna Maria tides ....................................... 20
Fishing ........................................................... 21
Real estate ................................................ 22
Cracker's Crum bs ......................................... 23
... and, if you're bored
with summer, check out
a new fishing board
game, page 20
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
ilM PAGE 2 M JULY 27, 1995 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
BUDGET TIME ON THE ISLAND
Holmes Beach council hears public on budget
By Pat Copeland
The public got its first chance to address the
city's budget at last week's Holmes Beach Council
Cathi O'Bannon, president, and Carolyne
Norwood, director, of the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society asked the council to increase its donation
to the organization. The council is planning to reduce
its donation from $500 to $250.
"Our expenses have doubled," said Norwood. "We
have just completed the last phase of renovations to the
museum. It cost us $10,000 and our treasury is danger-
The society will aid the city's planning commission
in documenting the city's historical resources, she said.
"Friends of the Island Branch Library was also
reduced to $250," said Councilwoman Pat Geyer. "I
would recommend we take $500 out of reserve and
give each of them $250 more."
There is nothing budgeted for a disaster coordina-
tor or for acquisition of land, said Planning Commis-
sioner Frances Smith-Williams.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said the county's emer-
gency manager is available to the city. He also said the city
has filed two grant applications for land acquisition.
"The comprehensive plan states that we will have
a disaster coordinator," noted Smith-Willams. "That
will have to be amended."
Additional public input on the budget will be taken
at the Aug. 15 work session.
... and sets
With a minimum of discussion, the Holmes
Beach City Council last week established the
millage rate for the coming fiscal year at 1.75
mils or 4.746 over the rollback rate.
The first public hearing on the budget was
set for Sept. 13. The September council meeting
was also moved to that date.
Comprehensive plan review
Gerald Smelt, planner for the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council, updated the council on the planning
commission's review of the comprehensive plan.
"It's a state-mandated process that says the city
needs to go through and evaluate the plan developed
and adopted in 1989," explained Smelt.
The commission is to evaluate the successes and
failures of the plan; the validity of any projections; the
realization of goals, objectives and policies; the imple-
mentation of any policies; any changes in local condi-
tions; and any effect changes in state statute or regional
policies have had on the plan, said Smelt The city may
also recommend amendments to the plan.
"Basically there aren't too many changes in the
city," he noted. "You're still the same community you
were in 1989."
One of the biggest changes is in traffic, Smelt said.
"Gulf Drive is still operating within your
adopted level of service D. However, you're ex-
tremely borderline in going into the next level of
"You can either go through and maintain level of
service D, which means you couldn't permit any
other development to take place, or amend the plan
to make this section of road level of service E."
Smelt said he is talking about the section of Gulf
Drive from Manatee Beach to the intersection with
Marina Drive. Recent counts show 14,000 cars per day
pass the Anna Maria Island Elementary School.
"Level of service E means there are more cars on
that strip of road," Smelt said. "It's simply a recogni-
tion of existing conditions."
"Are there any state or county requirements on the
upkeep by changing the level of service?" asked Plan-
ning Commission Chairman Gabe Simches.
"No, you do not have to spend any more money,"
replied Smelt. "If you were going to maintain level of
service D, you would be looking at making some kind
of improvements in the near future."
When preparing amendments to the plan, every-
thing must be very specific and supported with data and
analysis, Smelt noted.
Anna Maria wish list tops $1 million
By Cynthia Finn
The Anna Maria City Commission held its first
round-table discussion July 21 on the city's 1995-96
A preliminary wish list indicates expenditures may
reach the $1 million mark for the first time. However,
no proposals were finalized and a variety of figures are
yet to be plugged in by city staff.
There was no discussion about the millage rate the
commission might propose for ad valorem tax rev-
A second budget workshop will be held at 9 a.m.
Friday, July 28, and a tentative rate will be reported to
the Manatee County property appraiser by Aug.4.
The tentative rate can be lowered following pub-
lic hearings in September but it cannot be raised.
Anna Maria has held to a 1.41 mill levy on taxable
property for seven years. A mill represents $1 for ev-
ery $1,000 of assessed property value. Those with a
Homestead Exemption deduct $25,000 from that
amount for the taxable value.
The commission was joined at the three-and-a-
half-hour session by City Clerk and Treasurer Peggy
Nelson and Philip Charnock, the city's new public
works director and building official. Commissioner
Doug Wolfe was absent.
The session was spent evaluating all revenue and
expense line items and trying to determine what the
numbers might be for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.
Nelson and Charnock will attempt to fill in many of the
blanks by the July 28 meeting.
If the city holds again at the 1.41 millage rate, an-
ticipated total revenues will be in the neighborhood of
$850,000, up 7.49 percent over the current year. That
figure includes $293,098 in ad valorem taxes.
Nelson showed on paper that a 1.51 millage would
raise an additional $20,787. A 1.61 levy would gener-
ate an extra $41,574. Those revenues are based on the
property appraiser's calculation of the city's gross tax-
able value of almost $208 million.
Other anticipated income includes $105,100 from
franchise fees; $46,000, licenses and permits;
$133,000, state revenues; $157,300, county-shared-rev-
enue; $19,500, court fines; and $95,250 from miscel-
laneous revenues such as interest, grants and rental of
the City Pier.
The commission spent nearly three hours going
over anticipated expenditures, including many com-
mission and staff wished-fors that may be pared down
in the final analysis.
Preliminary totals were in the range of $1,016,300,
up approximately 13 percent over the 1994-95 pro-
jected expenses of $898,778.
However, at the three-quarter point in the current
year, only a little more than 62 percent of the total bud-
geted or $564,972 has actually been spent.
The largest '95-96 increase discussed was under
the heading Special Projects, which includes bridge and
street repairs, dredging and storm-drain management.
Charnock, who had only been on the job one week,
requested more time to give complete figures on possible
projects like a major repair of Tarpon Street and a co-
dredging of Bimini Bay with the city of Holmes Beach.
Special Projects was budgeted at $119,500 for the
current year, but only $9,961 dollars has actually been
spent to date. Allotments of $50,000 each for bridge
repair and storm-drain management have not been used
and will remain as possible expenses in 1995-96.
Those projects, when begun, would be funded by one-
cent school-surtax monies from the county plus grant
monies. When applying for grants, the city must indicate
in its budget that preliminary funds are available.
Depending on Charnock's final proposals and the
commission's ultimate determination, Special Projects
may increase to more than $200,000.
The city's single largest expense category, for ser-
vices provided by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office,
will go down about .70 percent to $297,888.
So far, other expense categories are adding up ap-
proximately as follows: salaries and related expenses,
$190,000, up 4 percent; general government, $131,000,
up 1.8 percent; construction, maintenance and im-
provements, $131,000, up 2.3 percent; donation to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, $20,000 in-
cluding a $5,000 donation to the Center's endowment
trust, up 66 percent; fixed assets, $27,100, up 108 per-
cent; membership dues, $1,660, up 181 percent; trans-
fer to city trust funds, $2,000, unchanged; and miscel-
laneous expenses, $5,580, unchanged.
Tax rate drop proposed in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
A slight reduction in taxes may be in store for
Bradenton Beach residents this year if preliminary bud-
get numbers are are any indication.
The last two weeks worth of budget workshops has
produced a pared-down city budget that matches last
year's revenue and expenditures and results in a slightly
reduced tax rate.
The budget for the city for fiscal year 1995-96 is
tentatively $1,332,525. The millage rate being pro-
posed is 2.7226, down from the 1994-95 millage rate
of 2.9149. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of appraised
value of property.
Although most of the city's departments receive
moderate increases in next year's budget, revenue to
the city has offset the increases spending requests. Sig-
nificant revenue enhancements are in the forms of the
city's share of the a county wide one-cent sales tax and
increased value of taxable property in the city.
The largest portion of the city budget is allocated to
law enforcement. Chief Jack Maloney has requested a
$419,000 budget, up from the previous $402,502. Most of
the increase is in the salary and overtime pay area.
Total taxable property value in Bradenton Beach is
$127,412,952, up from 1994's $118,593,119.
The 1995-96 ad valorem taxes paid to the city is
$336,486. Other significant revenue sources include
franchise fees of about $184,000; building permit fees
of $42,000; and additional one-cent sales tax of
There are few significant line item changes in the
next year's budget. Attorney fees will be pulled out of
each department and established in a separate line-item
Also, council members and the mayor will each
receive funds for use within their spearate wards or, in
the mayor's case, citywide. Council members will have
$1,000; the mayor will have $2,000.
Council members are expected to set a tentative
millage rate July 26.
Public hearings will be held in September on the
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 27, 1995 M PAGE 3 I [
Watercraft fee waiver decision delayed to Aug. 3
By Paul Roat
A request to waive special exception fees for a
personal watercraft business will be decided Aug. 3 by
the Bradenton Beach City Council to allow the city's
attorney to comment on the matter.
Ralph Cole, owner of Bradenton Beach Sailboat
Rentals, is requesting the fee waiver. His business is
based at the Catalina Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive,
a motel owned by Mayor Katie Pierola and her hus-
Cole's attorney, William Galvano, said the origi-
nal request to permit the zippy little jet-powered boats
was made five years ago and tabled by the city coun-
"This application was originally made in 1990,
and at that time was deferred and tabled pending the
drafting of city of Bradenton Beach regulations spe-
cifically addressing the requested (personal water-
craft rental business) activity," Galvano wrote to the
council. Regulations permitting rental of personal
All broken up V_
Richard Art, left, and
Newton Webb survey the
damage left in the wake
of a spate of vandalism at
the 77th Street Cabana
Club in Holmes Beach.
The destruction was
focused on the chairs "
used on the beach, mostly '
the plastic piping linking
the chairs together.
Islander Photo: Bonner
watercraft in certain parts of the city was written and
approved last year.
Special exception fees have increased from the
1990 charge of $200 to a 1995 charge of $2,000.
Bradenton Beach Building Official Whitey Moran
told council members he could find no record of any
fee ever being paid by Cole in 1990. Moran said if the
council agreed to waive the current fee of $2,000, he
suggested that Cole be "referred back to the fee re-
quired at the time of the original request ($200) and that
the applicant be responsible for due public notice."
Galvano suggested the council take up the matter
that was tabled more than five years ago, forgo any
special exception proceedings and vote on the matter
then and there. That was when several council mem-
bers balked at taking any action without the advice and
presence of City Attorney Alan Prather.
"I look out there and I see a court reporter and a
couple of attorneys and a guy with a video camera
filming this," Councilman Bill Campbell said. "I'd
for the memories.
We congratulate all the weekly winners
of The Islander Bystander's Kodak
International Snapshot Awards:
Bill Murphy Holmes Beach
Sheila Fox-Tuck Anna Maria
Helen Knoedl Anna Maria
Maryanne Kennedy Sarasota
Jeff Johnson Lakeland
The winning photos will be forwarded to Kodak
where they will be eligible to win one of 257
awards including the Grand Award, $10,000.
"Thanks" to all the entrants who made the first
Islander Bystander KINSA sponsorship a great
success. Since the contest requires photos
become the property of the sponsor and Kodak,
the newspaper will offer a free Islander Bystander
"Mullet" T-shirt for any KINSA photos used in future
issues of the newspaper. Good luck and keep
reading "the best news on Anna Maria Island."
feel a whole lot more comfortable with our attorney
sitting up here."
Mayor Pierola who filed conflict of interest
waivers and did not take part in the voting on the re-
quest said rental of watercraft has taken place at the
Catalina resort for about 20 years.
She said verbal approval by the city council in the
1980s apparently was given to Cole to add personal
watercraft to the rental operation, although no mention
of that verban okay can be found in city records to
confirm that verbal okay.
Cole was cited last year by then-Building Official
Joe Romano for operating the personal watercraft
rental business without a special exception. The mat-
ter went before the city's code enforcement board,
which dismissed the case when Romano said he be-
lieved a previous council approved the business expan-
The Aug. 3 council decision will only concern the
requested waiver of fees. The special exception request
for operation of personal watercraft by Cole will come
before the planning and zoning board and then the city
council later this year.
a iAnna Maria City
7/28, 9 a.m., Budget Committee
',.1 8/2, 7 p.m., Citizen Recognition Committee
7/26, 10 am., Budget work session
.- 7/27, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
7/28, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
8/1, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
..... 8/1, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
7/31, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Sudakoff Center,
5700 N. Tamiami Trail.
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Holmes Beach council solves two dock issues
By Pat Copeland
A 10-year headache for the City of Holmes Beach
appears to be coming to a conclusion.
The city council agreed last week to move forward
with an ordinance to establish procedures for use of
docks on three T-end canals fronting Marina Drive.
The ordinance will allow property owners in the Bay
Palms subdivisions to register for the right to use dock
The canals are located between 72nd and 74th,
74th and 75th and 75th and 77th Streets. The use of
these canals is subject to claims by owners of lots in
certain subdivisions developed by Peder Mickelson and
Son, Inc., and their deeds contain specific language
granting them the right to use a boat space.
In a double whammy, the council also solved an
issue that came to light last fall concerning ownership
of docks at Crabby Bill's boat basin fronting Marina
Drive. To the surprise of council and Crabby Bill's
owner Bill Zalla, it was learned that two to four feet of
the docks were city property.
Council agreed to lease the portion of city property
to Zalla for 20 years at $1 per year. Zalla will maintain
the docks and seawall, assume liability and bear the ex-
pense of drawing up the lease and hold harmless agree-
T-end dock ordinance
City Attorney Patricia Petruff gave council an over-
view of the proposed ordinance which establishes proce-
dures for registration and assumption of liability of the ex-
Also included in the ordinance are procedures for
construction, registration and assumption of liability
for new docks; a time limit for registration of existing
docks; procedures for substitution of registrant; condi-
tions of registration; grandfathering of water and elec-
tric power to docks; procedures for repairs, mainte-
nance and removal of docks; procedures for annual re-
registration and the removal of trespassers.
There are 163 property owners with the specific lan-
guage in their deeds and 70 boat spaces, said Petruff. She
has received requests from 33 of the owners for spaces.
Two people who currently have docks in the dis-
puted area, but according to the proposed ordinance do
not have a right to them, came before council to seek
Arthur Jones, a descendant of one of the Island's
first settlers, said he has had his dock since 1968. An-
other said he has shared a dock with a Bay Palms prop-
erty owner since 1981. Both said they have permits
from the city to build their docks.
"I do not have any special privileges to these ca-
nals," said Jones. "I have a lot invested in that property
and I believe I have some kind of a vested interest. I
don't think it's fair to cut me out. There are still extra
places on that canal that are not being used."
"It's a very difficult situation," said Petruff. "I
would question under what authority did this gentle-
man build a dock on city property? If you try to provide
some sort of vesting, where do you draw the line? At
some point in the future if the spaces fill up, how do
you throw someone out?"
Resident Bill Mullon suggested permitting
grandfathering by application to council.
"If you do any type of grandfathering, you need to
be totally consistent and totally fair," Petruff stressed.
"And you need to take into consideration that a lot of
people in this town have waited this through and lived
by the rules of the game and have not gone in there and
Council agreed to add a grandfathering provision
to the ordinance. The person requesting the status must
prove he has a building permit from the city and sign
an affidavit that he got the permit and built the dock.
He must also acknowledge that he can be bumped if
spaces are needed for Bay Palms owners.
She is currently aware of the potential for nine
people to seek grandfathering, Petruff said.
All dock users should be permitted to put in water
and electricity, said Council Chairman Luke Courtney.
Other council members agreed.
There was some discussion of seawall mainte-
nance, but Petruff reminded council it is a separate is-
Council established Feb. 1, 1996, as the registra-
tion deadline for docks.
Crabby Bill's docks
In September 1994, Bill Zalla received approval to
improve docks in the boat basin on Marina Drive but
when the problem of ownership came to light, the
project was put on hold due to liability issues.
While researching the problem, city officials found
a quit claim deed and agreement between the city and
Tony and Eleanor Tatakis, the restaurant's former
owners, explained Petruff. It was first thought this quit
If it's Tuesday, these must be deliveries...
In-season business is brisk at Island Foods supermarket and every day is re-stocking day. Some regular
suppliers line up to delivery more favorites. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Holmes Beach golf facility
now only a memory
The City of Holmes Beach has closed the golf fa-
cility adjacent to the public works garage due to liabil-
ity and insurance concerns.
The problem began when a golf ball smashed the
window of a vehicle in the fire station parking lot The
city's insurance carrier refused to pay the claim and
recommended the facility be closed or the city's premi-
ums would increase.
Anyone who uses the facility will be asked to leave
by the members of the police department If they refuse
to leave, they will be given a trespass warning, said Lt.
claim might include the portions of the docks in ques-
tion but further research showed it did not.
"Council does have the right to make a policy de-
cision to sell or deed a portion of the right of way of
Marina Drive to a private party for his use," said
She said council must also consider whether or not
to reduce the right of way of Marina Drive and realize
the seawall along the disputed strip provides structural
support for Marina Drive.
Public Works Director John Fernandez told coun-
cil of a side issue concerning an application from Rudy
Kratz to bring eight rental boats into the basin.
"Several years ago council had come up with a
recommendation that up to 10 charter or rental boats
could go in that basin." he said. "There's two there
now. The problem is the piece of dock that belongs to
the city. Our concern is liability."
Courtney asked if Zalla will maintain the seawall.
Zalla said maintenance of the seawall is assigned
to him as part of the quit claim deed executed between
the city and the Tatakises.
"I am responsible and I will take care of it," main-
tained Zalla. "It is part of my basin and boat docks, so
it's very important to me."
Zalla noted that if he were going to incur the liabil-
ity and maintenance, he would also like to have own-
ership; however, council members agreed they did not
want to relinquish city ownership.
Petruff suggested a 20-year lease or a 10-year lease
with a 10-year option to renew.
"A lot can change in the city in five or 10 years,"
she noted. "You don't want to lock in future councils
because you don't know what's going to be required in
that area of the city."
Council agreed on a 20-year lease with an option
to renew for 20 years.
Zalla asked if he could proceed with a rental agree-
ment with Kratz. Petruff said the city has potential for
liability until the hold harmless agreement is executed
and it would be a policy decision of the council.
"We have had this liability," noted Courtney. "I
don't want to hold up the man's business."
Zalla said he already has insurance on the basin and
docks and charter boats running off the docks.
"What I would recommend is to have Mr. Zalla
provide you with a certificate of insurance naming the
city as the insured party for the disputed area of the
docks using the legal description."
repairs begin next
The long-awaited repairs of the deck and railing to the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier should begin next week.
Work is scheduled to begin Aug. 1 with the re-
placement of nine damaged pilings for the pier. Under-
water Enterprises, Inc., is expected to take about a week
to complete the $6,207 worth of work
On Aug. 7, J.E. Murray will begin the major pier
projects. Work will include repair and replacement of
damaged deck planking and railing on the 630-foot pier
at the east end of Bridge Street. Murray and crew will
also demolish the pavilion at the east end of the pier,
install new benches and build three fish-cleaning sta-
tions complete with fresh water.
New lighting will also be added similar in design
to those throughout Bridge Street.
The pier will remain open to fishers and restaurant
patrons during the construction. Georgia Meier had
originally requested to have limited hours during the
construction expected to take about 60 days but
was told by city attorneys that the time changes could
cause legal problems with the pier concession lease.
The fishing pier will remain open from 7 am. to 11
p.m. seven days a week during the construction.
Other work ongoing at the pier is the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers work to replace the rock revetment
at the base of the fishing pier. That work is proceeding
on schedule, with most of the existing rubble and rip-
rap removed and hauled to Coquina Beach for sorting.
The larger rocks will be used for artificial fishing reefs;
the smaller debris will be taken to the county landfill.
The rock will be replaced with uniform-sized gran-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 27, 1995 0 PAGE 5 iiG
Holmes Beach council will take no action
on Orimulsion for now
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council decided last week
not to take any formal action on Florida Power and
Light's request to use Orimulsion at its Parrish plant.
Orimulsion is a fuel that consists of a mixture of
bitumen, water and an emulsifying agent. Bitumen is
a tar-like substance found in Venezuela, and it must be
emulsified with water in order to be handled, trans-
ported and used.
A controversy over use of the fuel has raged in the
county for months. Environmentalists oppose its use
and are concerned about increased pollution and the
problems of cleaning up the fuel if it is spilled in Gulf
or Bay waters.
Various state and local agencies have been review-
ing FPL's 4,000-page application to use the fuel. Pub-
lic hearings on the application are scheduled to begin
Oct. 9 and will last about two weeks. The governor and
cabinet will make the final decision based on a recom-
mendation from the state hearing officer and input from
the reviewing agencies.
Councilwoman Billie Martini asked if the council
wished to pass a resolution against the fuel's use as the
Longboat Key Town Commission did.
Councilman Don Maloney said he favored the use
of Orimulsion. Councilwomen Pat Geyer and Carol
Martini said she is against its use because of envi-
"Just facts," said Whitmore. "Anything can be en-
vironmentally dangerous in a large concentration. I
think a lot of your 'facts' are emotional rather than
"I'm trying to get above emotion and get additional
facts," responded Martini. "I wanted to find out how
the council felt. We do have a responsibility to the citi-
zens. Quite a few are against it."
Martini said she asked her cousin, who will be vis-
iting from England, to bring any information on
Orimulsion, which is used there.
"I'm not convinced that it's the greatest thing since
white bread," said Council Chairman Luke Courtney.
"I'm willing to see what the hearings bring out. At this
time, I'm not in favor of any resolution."
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he did not have the
technical knowledge to make a determination but those
who are reviewing the application do."
Bob VanWagoner asked council to let the people
know if it is contemplating taking a stand, so they can
attend the meeting and make their views known.
Raffle nets Island Chamber of Commerce $4,100
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
made $4,100 from its recent raffle of a Dodge Caravan,
Treasurer Tom Nelson reported at the July 19 Cham-
ber board meeting.
Two churches ban
together for Bible School
Gloria Dei Lutheran and Roser Memorial Com-
munity Churches will sponsor a cooperative Vaca-
tion Bible School from Monday, July 31, through
Friday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Classes for four-year-old children and fifth and
sixth-grade children will be held at Gloria Dei
Lutheran in Holmes Beach. All other age groups
will meet at Roser Memorial Community Church in
Anna Maria City.
All students will participate in an end-of-pro-
gram event on Friday, Aug. 4, from noon to 12:30
p.m., at Roser Church with parents, grandparents
and friends invited to attend.
There is no cost for the school. A daily offer-
ing will be donated to Heifer Project International.
Register early at either church. For information call
Gloria Dei Lutheran at 778-1813 or Roser Church
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Directors gave Nelson a round of applause for co-
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final-week effort by a lot of directors that hiked the fi-
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In other discussion, First Vice President Bob Hinds
reported that a membership drive with a goal of 300 to
350 new members is planned for August
Nelson said that because of an error in membership
billing late last year, members with a last name start-
ing with S and on had not received renewal notices.
Approximately 47 members and $5,000 were involved
and notices would be sent.
President Don Howard said chamber officers have
been looking at ways to increase chamber income and
will hold a special meeting soon to discuss some spe-
cific changes and new proposals.
Directors also discussed computerized, Internet
advertising used by other chambers in which an Anna
Maria page might be transmitted worldwide. Jack Elka
said the new technology is "pretty impressive" and he
would get together with Howard for further research.
Second Vice President Mary Ann Brockman said
she is working on special Island activities on Aug. 19
for the youth orchestra from Balingen, Germany, which
will be in the area for a two-week concert tour.
Ways to generate income from the chamber's
monthly socials and the possibility of some kind of pre-
sentation or theme at those events was also discussed.
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Bite the bullet for kids
Every year at budget time the three Island cities put
on a display of intense diversity. One Island three cit-
Three distinctly different cities.
Anna Maria languishes in increased assessments
that necessitate spending to match increased revenues
without increasing the millage.
Bradenton Beach, on the other end of the Island
and the opposite end of the spectrum, struggles to make
ends meet and continue the level of services to its citi-
zens with their tax dollars.
In Holmes Beach, the struggle is always to keep the
millage rate the same and spend more but act poor.
Here lies our best example of big city government in
action albeit Island style.
With property values always on the increase and
some development occurring, Holmes Beach enjoys an
increase in tax dollars from assessments.
Although we're not burdened with seasoned poli-
ticians or greased machinery like the big cities, no
elected official wants to increase taxes to his constitu-
ents. "It hurts," translates to "I may not get re-elected."
Last spring, Manatee County voters approved a
five-year, one-cent surtax on everything purchased in
the county. The sales tax will generate an estimated
$109 million for new schools and renovation of exist-
ing ones, and the county's six cities will receive the
remaining funds for infrastructure improvements.
The tax provides a windfall of revenue for Island
cities approximately $744,000 for Anna Maria,
$688,000 for Bradenton Beach and $2.035 million for
There was some conventional reasoning from all
three Island political bodies about spending their wind-
fall to benefit youth services, since the money origi-
nated from a tax for schools.
Uses proposed for the money on the Island during
approval of the tax last spring included:
Anna Maria stormwater drainage, improved
parking at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
bridge work, city hall expansion and improvements, new
police vehicles, road paving and beach walkway repair.
Bradenton Beach decking for Tingley Memo-
rial Library, park improvements, police vehicles, land
acquisition for a public parking lot near Bridge Street,
a beach cleaning machine and city hall and Community
Holmes Beach stormwater drainage improve-
ments and public facility improvements including reno-
vations to city buildings to meet the Americans With
Disabilities Act requirements.
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There is no opportunity like the present for residents
to get involved in the budget process and seek money for
local projects that desperately need attention.
Who will hold the cities to their promises and di-
rect them to community needs if not the residents?
Just a few months ago a petition for improved fa-
cilities at the Holmes Beach "field" was presented to
council. Are these residents at the budget meetings?
An active beautification committee has a list of
needs. Another group of citizens want a band gazebo
on the field. We hope they're at the meetings to speak
up for a share of the "infrastructure" budget.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center represents
hundreds of participants in a multitude of adult and youth
programs. Unfortunately, last year their request for in-
creased funding met resistance in Holmes Beach.
At the present time, they are in dire need of light-
ing on the Little League and soccer field. The project
is estimated to cost more than $20,000 and a very gen-
erous contribution of $5,000 from Anna Maria Island
Rotary Club has tremendously boosted the meager
fund-raising effort initiated by this newspaper.
This infrastructure improvement will benefit more
than 800 youngsters who want to play ball.
We hope parents of these youngsters and all other
concerned citizens will attend city meetings, encourage
the Island elected officials to invest tax dollars wisely
- and finally get some of the school tax money com-
mitted to benefit kids on Anna Maria Island.
After all, they're the future.
Apology owed after Tampa
paper's critique of Island?
Editor's note: The following letter was sent to the edi-
tor of the Tampa Tribune:
I am writing in response to a Tampa Tribune article
entitled "A most uncivil war Holmes Beach resi-
dents aren't getting along very well lately."
As a year-round resident, I must conclude that Tri-
bune staff writer Rick Barry has never spent much time
here, for his observations and mine are radically differ-
ent. In what he describes as a community of "neighbor
against neighbor," I have found some of the friendliest
and hard-working people it has been my pleasure to
meet. I find it to be a quiet area where if you need a
hand, all you need to do is ask.
I have never seen any of the incidents of drug deal-
ing, prostitution or gunfire as your article reports. I
have seen a place were working folk get along with
retired folk and surprise, surprise even tourists
Your writer Mr. Barry sees Bob Tingler and his
establishment as a cross between Sodom and Gomorrah
and the Wild West.
I see a young couple working hard at a hard busi-
ness where I also see benefits to those in need and a
place were a man's word is still worth something.
Sure, we may have an overblown pot-bellied pig
problem, or a dreaded artist, or even children who still
want to learn to play a musical instrument, but aren't
those the things some communities could only wish
were their major problems?
I think Mr. Barry owes the entire community a writ-
ten apology. And to those who lack the common sense to
realize living next to any bar will not be as quiet as a
church like they say, "You get what you pay for."
Walter Schmidt, Bradenton
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, Anna Maria in the Movies
by June Alder
In 1920 actor Paul Gilmore set out to turn the sleepy West View settlement on
Anna Maria Island into a glamorous movie colony.
Paul Gilmore and Mrs. Gilmore
were visitors in Bradenton while
spending time at their home on Anna
Mr. Gilmore is more enthusiastic
than ever about the possibility of start-
ing a moving picture studio at Anna
Maria Key and from now on will de-
vote most of his time to perfecting his
plans. Mr. Gilmore said as soon as the
bridge was started he would begin his
preparation on the island. Sunday he
spent some time with an engineer mak-
ing plans to re-subdivide the island and
will widen some of the streets that are
laid out and will make the main thor-
oughfare one of the most attractive
streets in any motion picture city.
Mr. Gilmore said that Florida was
destined to become the moving picture
center of the nation. Mr. Gilmore stated
what D.W. Griffith, the pioneer movie
magnate of the world said in an inter-
view in Dallas the other day when pass-
ing through there. Some of the leading
businessmen asked him why Texas
would not do for the motion picture
industry and Mr. Griffith told them that
while he did not want to hurt their feel-
ings, he thought Texas was impracti-
cable because of the climate and atmo-
spheric conditions. He further said that
California has been "shot to pieces"
and Florida presents a virgin field that
has heretofore been neglected but is
fast coming to the front.
With the largest picture manufactur-
ers in the world turning their eyes to-
wards Florida it behooves Bradentown
and Manatee County to prepare for the
migration when it does come.
A bridge to Anna Maria and a
chain of good roads over the county
giving easy access to all of the beaches
and points of interest in the county will
do more to land us our share of the pic-
ture business than all of the yelling and
June Alder is on summer hiatus. This
series is a repeat from February 1994.
sending of the delegations to confer
with picture people that we can do.
Manatee River Journal,
Dec. 1, 1921
It was in 1920 that an itinerant ac-
tor by the name of Paul Gilmore, who
had been appearing with stage compa-
nies traveling through Florida for years,
fell in love with Anna Maria Island. He
became convinced that it would be an
ideal place to make motion pictures.
Gilmore had already had a fling at
movie production when he and a partner
set up a studio in Tampa. But the ven-
ture was a flop, so Gilmore resumed
touring in his stage show.
There was a small colony of cot-
tages way down on the extreme south-
ern end of the Island its first subdi-
vision. A Tampan named Frank Palmer
had platted it in 1905 and called it West
View. For the most part West View
served as a summer resort for well-to-do
Tampans in the prosperous first decade
of the 20th century.
Gilmore scraped up the money to
buy the land, along with a dozen or so
houses, a bayside dock, a beach pavilion
and a water slide on it, right after the
Great War. He changed the name to Gil-
Mor Isles, renamed the few sandy
streets after screen stars and began to
promote it as a movie colony.
But there was no bridge to the Is-
land of any kind -just a ferry that you
had to holler for to get to and fro.
Gilmore's real estate venture was in
trouble by 1919.
Then came a piece of luck. He was
offered a leading role in a movie to be pro-
duced by Character Films of New York
City. Gilmore jumped at the chance. He
foresaw not only the revival of his career,
but a made-to-order opportunity to put his
Island resort on the map.
Next: A date
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In a monthly report to the Anna Maria City
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Jules Dengler issued the following Florida-law,
Where sidewalks are provided, pedestrians are
not to walk along or on portions of the roadway
paved for vehicular traffic.
Where sidewalks are not provided, pedestrians
should walk on the shoulder of the left side of the
roadway, facing approaching traffic.
When a pedestrian steps into a marked cross-
walk, vehicles should yield the right of way to the
pedestrian when the pedestrian enters the half of
the roadway on which the vehicle is traveling or
when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from
the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
Unlike some states, in Florida pedestrians
crossing at any point other than within a marked
crosswalk or an unmarked crosswalk at an inter-
section should yield the right of way to all vehicles.
When operated on a street, bicycles are subject
to the same rules which apply to all vehicles. Bicy-
clists should travel in the same direction as traffic,
obey all traffic control signs and signals and use
hand signals when turning or stopping.
When on a sidewalk or crosswalk, bicyclists
have the same rights and responsibilities as pedes-
trians. However, bicyclists should yield the right of
way to pedestrians and give an audible signal be-
fore overtaking and passing a pedestrian.
When operated between dusk and dawn, a bi-
cycle should be equipped with a white-light
headlamp visible from at least 500 feet and both a
red-light lamp and reflector on the rear visible from
at least 600 feet.
Although the Florida statutes cited by Dengler
gave no indication, the deputy reported that joggers
should run against the flow of traffic if on a road-
way and that rollerskaters should be on the side-
walk, wherever possible.
He also asked that drivers be aware that cars
must be parked in the direction that traffic flows.
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Station I of the Anna Maria Fire District as part of the All Island Summer program.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 27, 1995 0 PAGE 9 Uj
Act now for Island Players
Given the Island Players' consistent history of ~ nIuI u iiiiIIIiIILiiIiIII
sold-out performances, it's never too early to act on Vl | A Il) i l lAVIYI 1 l
subscribing for season tickets. 1995-96 SEASON
The Players community theater will open its 47th 'TT I
season with an Oct. 13-22 run of the world-famous
farce "Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas. oo,.
Tom Dudzick's "Greetings" an old-fashioned, 2 ..
Christmas-season comedy for the whole family will be c ee t wings!
on stage Dec. 1-10. Edward Albee's biting drama "Who's ....
Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" follows from Jan 19-Feb. 3. 1.--1- '
In an Island Players' repeat of a successful mid-'80s 1 .. 3
production, A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room" will be EDWAR
presented March 15-30. The season will end on a comic ALBEE'S
note with Tom Dulak's "Breaking Legs" May 10-19. ,
A regular season subscription is $45 per person. BREAKING
For $70, the purchaser also receives a one-name men- EGS
tion in the program. Two-name mention plus two sea-
son tickets is $140.
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or Lois Biel, 778-3094. For mail inquiries write to the Is- a.. ,'by, Tom oULA
land Players, P.O. Box 2059, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.
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A talent roundup for the sixth annual Heritage
Days variety show, "Rock-a-Round the Fifties," will be
held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Peroformers of all ages are invited to participate in
the mid-November, one-night staging which is part of
a week-long fundraiser sponsored by the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island and the Community Center.
The roundup won't be an audition but rather a line-
up of actors, musicians, dancers and comics who are
interested in performing or otherwise assisting in the
variety show. Those attending may bring any music,
tape recorders or props needed for their act.
Elaine Burkly, a professional choral director and
voice teacher from Anna Maria, will direct "Rock-a-
Manatee Players begins
single-ticket sales for
Single tickets for the Manatee Players 1995-96
season are available now for all six of the plays in the
main stage season.
The plays for the 1995-96 season are: "The Mi-
kado," Sept. 7 24; "Lettice and Lovage," Oct. 26 -
Nov. 12; "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Nov. 30 -
Dec. 17; "Song of Singapore," Jan. 25 -Feb. 11; "The
Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," March 7 24; and
"The Will Rogers Follies," May 2 19.
For ticket cost and information call the Players'
box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through
Friday, at 748-5875.
Magic lessons on Island
for youths during August
A series of three, one-hour magic lessons will be
given to children and youth nine years of age and older
by professional magician Jim Howarth on Tuesdays,
Aug. 1, 8 and 15, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Registration is limited to 10 children. Registration
will be on a first-come, first served basis. There is no
charge for the program.
The program is an All Island Summer offering.
To register, call Jim Howarth at 778-3121. If no
answer, leave a message on answering machine.
Dog Guides need donations
Florida Dog Guides for the Deaf, Inc., will be col-
lecting items for a yard sale to be held the first week in
This is a major fundraiser to help with the cost of
training dogs to assist the deaf and hearing impaired in
Florida. There is not charge to the deaf and hearing
Call 778-4336 for pick up of items.
Round." The show will focus on the music, fads and
personalities of the 1950s.
Songs being considered for the program include
"Rock Around the Clock," "Let the Good Times
Roll," "Wake up Little Suzie," "Earth Angels,"
"Splish Splash," "Chantilly Lace" and more.
Characters being sought include Elvis Presley im-
personators, Marilyn Monroe look-alikes, Sandra
Dee types and musicians to portray such artists as the
Everly Brothers, the Coasters, Jerry Lee Lewis,
Johnny Mathis, Ricky Nelson and other '50s stars.
Also needed are teenage carhops, hula hoopers,
twisters and anything and everything pertaining to the
For more information, call Burkly at 778-0720.
Car wash Saturday
to benefit fire cadets
The Anna Maria Fire District Cadets will hold
a car wash on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. at Station 1 on Cortez Road. Donations will
be used to benefit the cadet program.
Middlers and youth group
All Island Middlers and All Island Youth will
move to new locations for the month of August.
All Island Middlers, for youth entering sixth, sev-
enth and eighth grades, will meet at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach.
All Island Youth, for senior high students, will meet
at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
Both programs meet on Wednesday nights from
6 to 8 p.m. for fun, food (supper), planned activities
These church-sponsored programs for youth are
endorsed by All Island Denominations.
Anna Maria Music Camp
to hold finale concert
The Anna Maria Music Camp, under the direction
of Alfred Gershfeld, will hold its finale concert on
Friday, July 28, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Roser
Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria City.
The concert is free and features the instrumental
accomplishments of 20 Island children.
The public is invited to attend.
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2000 75th St. in Bradenton has free firewood available
on a first-come, first-served basis.
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'Joseph' to brighten Island Players stage
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ever-popu-
lar musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat" will be presented at 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 4,
and 5 and 2 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Island Players Theater,
10000 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The Players stage is usually dark in the summer.
Producer Pat Russell of Holmes Beach and her Island
Family Productions have taken over the theater with a
cast of talented actors and actresses for these special
Joey Russell directs and choreographs the musical
version of the biblical tale. Marjorie Ebel and Elizabeth
Bharucha handle musical direction.
Guest artist Cory Rouse from Houston, Texas, will
appear as Joseph. Other leading roles will be played by
Island Players regulars Susan Russell as the Narrator, Sam
McDowell as Jacob and James Thaggard as the Pharoah.
Joseph's brothers will be played by John Durkin,
Brandi Helm, Lisa King, Timothy Lynch, Brian
Osman, Bobby Richardson, Michael Shawn Ridenour,
Aaron Sheehan, Ben Sheehan and Sandi Simpson.
Other cast members will include Dennis Kelly and
Monique LaBranche as the bickering Potiphars.
Amanda Harlee, Tiffany Tyrell and Tammy Velez will
be featured in the female chorus.
Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for children.
They are available at the Players Theater from 7-10
p.m. Sunday through Thursday; at the Worth Repeat-
ing Consignment Shop, Pebble Springs Plaza, Mana-
tee Avenue, Bradenton; or by calling 778-3014.
The Island Poet
Well, today we have an all-day rain,
And you go around the house as if you were in
For your wish is that rain would just go away,
'Cause there was so much you wanted to do to-
And you tell of all the jobs you wanted to do,
But that really wasn't what was bugging you.
'Cause like that guy named Little Jack Homer,
There were your golf clubs sitting in the comer.
S. -.., .j .
Among the cast members are, seated, from left, Susan Russell as the narrator and Cory Rouse as Joseph and,
standing, from left, Timothy Lynch, Brian Osman and John Durkin as some of Joseph's brothers. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.
AAUW announces scholarship winners
The Manatee County Branch of the American As-
sociation of University Women has announced the
1995-96 scholarship winners.
This year's June Inman Scholarship winner is
Dionne Prickerin from Bayshore High School.
Prickerin plans to attend the University of Central
Florida to pursue a degree in hospital administra-
The John I. Gearhart Scholarship was awarded to
Erin Chapman, who will attend the University of South
Florida majoring in education, and Angela
Jesionowski, who plans to attend Florida State Univer-
sity to major in biology. Both of these women are 1995
graduates of Bayshore High School.
The winners of the Branch Scholarships are:
Elizabeth Ann Cobb, Ann Marie Raudebaugh and
Marya Ruscoe. All three of these women are 1995
graduates of Manatee High School and will attend
Manatee Community College.
Jan Cornelius is the winner of the Woman in Tran-
sition Branch Scholarship. Cornelius plans to continue
her education at MCC with a degree in radiography.
Phyllis Jones is the winner of the Displaced Home-
maker Scholarship. After raising and educating her four
children, Jones plans to continue her education at
VoTec in the LPN program.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
BY FRAN AND LOU SABIN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Ethan Frome's
5 Call-- to
10 Part of a spur
20 Shade of brown
23 Actress born in
25 Drug introduced
27 Chip, for one
30 W.W. II wolf
31 One of Perry's
32 Gathering storm
37 Italian city
liberated in 1945
38 Piranha, e.g.
42 Carrara cash
43 President in
46 -- Islands,
47 Make-- of 97 Come to
(botch) 99 Poet Coolbrith et
49 Motorcycle, al.
slangily 100 Printer's
50 Nautical heading apprentice
51 Year in Nero's 101 Now, in triage
reign 102 -- Stone,
52 Curler's target Chief Justice in
53 Organization 1
founded in 1945 105 Type of type
60 Sibs 106 Kind of cap
61 Best-selling vet 1945
63 Wind-borne 112 Winninggeneral
64 Bit of machine in 1945
maintenance 114 Cross-country
66 Computer gait
programming 115 Salon support
phrase 116 Division of
67 Warbucks ward Germany
68 Northern 117 "To Live and Die
with "the" 118 Made tracks
69 Party lines 119 Ghost
71 perditae 120 Artist Andrea
(lost skills): Lat. del-
72 Demonstration 121 Alphabet run
75 Tan supply 1 Harvard art
76 World Series museum
champs of 1945 2 Peek--
80 Lunch order 3 P-51 maneuver
81 Harry James"s 4 Fruit growers'
-- My Guy" worries
82 Inlet 5 Like some hands
83 Zilch 6 Belly shakers
84 Non-Polynesian 7 No room to
86 Lance of justice swing-
87 E. B. White 8 Depressed
classic of 1945 9 Where pigs
93 Transvaal settler 10 Touch up
94 Big blazes 11 Children's
96 Peoples author Scott
36 Top female
38 It usually has a
39 Recording item
launched in 1945
44 Take on
(inhale, as drugs)
45 Double a knot
55 Tooth: Prefix
56 Chamber group,
57 What Santa
58 Punch in the
62 Go bad
65 Household spirit
69 Master, in "The
71 1987 Peace Prize
73 Stuttgart street
74 Rudder locale
77 Sets straight
78 Computer giant
79 Beats it, in dialec
85 Upton Sinclair
87 Where Moses
got the Word
88 Medium states
90 Kind of flow
t 98 Drawers on a
100 Like St. Peter's
101 Sparkly beads
102 "The Jolly
103 In a superior
104 Velvet barrier
107 Admits, with
108 Porkpie material
109 Fritz's missus
113 "Give -- go"
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 27, 1995 W PAGE 11 MiG
Brickse goes to hockey championships
By Cynthia Finn
Ten-year-old Max Brickse of Anna Maria got his
first pair of roller blades one-and-a-half years ago. Last
January he thought he'd try joining an organized roller
Already he's been part of an all-star hockey squad
that traveled to regional finals in Georgia in May and
went on to the national championships in Chicago July
8 and 9.
Apparently Max has taken to the blades and the
stick like well, a Canadian lad on ice.
He's played soccer, indoors and out, Little League
baseball and basketball. But nothing's turned him on
like the sport of roller hockey.
"He just loves it. I've never seen him focus in so
totally on one thing like this," says Max's mother Sue
Max is a man of few words for this reporter.
Watching him glide weaving in and out and around
his twin sisters in the driveway, stick poised it's easy
to see he loves it And has the skills it took to get him
to those big arenas.
Dad Bill Brickse is all smiles watching his son on
'"People ask us how we can handle all the driving
back and forth to town," Bill says. "The simple truth is
we love watching this sport. It's exciting. All the par-
ents say that."
Max is a member of the Florida Wheels Youth
Roller Hockey League in Bradenton. The league is part
of the United States Amateur Confederation of Roller
Skating (USAC/RS), the only roller skating organiza-
tion that is sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Commit-
Roller hockey is not on the Olympics roster yet, but
a pre-Olympics competition in Atlanta in 1996 might
spell a future in the Games for the sport.
The local league consists of four divisions and 22
teams with players ranging in age from 6 through age
Joseph S. Skidmore
Joseph S. Skidmore, 82, of Holmes Beach died
July 19 in L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Houston, Texas, Mr. Skidmore came to
Manatee County from Tampa in 1953. He was a mem-
ber of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church. He served in the
Merchant Marines during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; three sons, Jo-
seph R. of Bradenton, Larry M. of Lakeland, and
Hemie Vann of Tampa; eight grandchildren; and four
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17. They practice at a variety of outdoor sites. The
home rink is the wood floor at Florida Wheels.
Max is the only novice player to make the Florida
Wheels all stars.
The league sent two all-star squads to the southeast
regional games in Marietta, Ga., the end of May. The
Hawks took the gold medal. The Knights, Max's team,
brought home the silver medal.
Medal presentations were just like in the Olympics,
Visitation and services were held at Brown and Sons
Funeral Home in Bradenton with the Rev. Jim Killoran
officiating. Burial was in Bradenton. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church,
4000 75th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 32409.
Virginia M. Wright
Virginia M. Wright, 74, of Holmes Beach, died
July 18 at home.
Born in Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Wright came to
Manatee County from Lakeland in 1975. She was a home-
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with the teams lined up, the music playing and the
teary-eyed crowds of proud parents and friends clap-
ping, stomping and screaming their hearts out.
Success in Georgia earned the Bradenton line-ups
a shot at the national championships, which included
10-and-under Midget competition for the first time.
Teams and parents immediately went to work to raise
the traveling dollars.
Sue and Bill sincerely appreciate the Island busi-
nesses and individuals who contributed to the effort.
Those contributions and money raised at a June skate-
night fundraiser resulted in $10,000 that was split
among the 18 players to insure everyone the means to
make it to Chicago.
Sue accompanied Max to the nationals. Max's
Knights finished seventh in the 17-team competition.
Max says his favorite part was "trying to win." And
a darn good try it was.
The Knights won their first three games 2-1, 8-0
and 2-0. Max, a left wing, experienced the thrill of scor-
ing a goal in game two.
The subsequent 2-1 loss to a California team
couldn't have been more exciting, reports Sue.
The championships were played in the Odeum
Coliseum, an arena that sports three separate rinks, one
of which is a full-sized hockey rink.
Sue beams with pride for her son and all the
"Three rinks, all these big kids from all over the
country and thousands of spectators," she describes.
"Our guys weren't nervous, they showed constant
good sportsmanship and they stayed focused."
Watching the boys tough it out at the more difficult
level of play made for plenty of excitement on the par-
"Fun" was a word Max used to describe the expe-
Work, too, is a concept that has to come into play
at the championship level. For Max Brickse, work
equals fun when he straps on those blades.
maker. She was a member of Island Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Edward T.; two
daughters, Susann Plaster of Bradenton and Kathleen of
Lakeland; two sons, Edward, Jr., of Glen Burnie, Md.; and
Lawrence P., of St Augustine; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held at Island Baptist Church in
Holmes Beach with the Rev. James Metts Jr. officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to American
Cancer Society, 4806 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fla.
34207, or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St.
W., Bradenton, Fla. 34209. Toale Brothers Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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There's been a mutiny
As history often is known to do, a repeat of sorts
has occurred this week one of the Island's finer restau-
rants, the Mutiny Inn.
Former Chef Ken Fullam has taken over "the
bounty" and great plans are in the works. Tina and
Dennis Schavey say they're pleased to leave the busi-
ness knowing they've put their "ship" in good hands.
As chef/proprietor, Fullam has plans to expand on
the great menu and offerings he developed at the Mu-
tiny starting with the addition of lunch when he takes
over officially on Tuesday, Aug. 1. He'll also add
lighter menu items and lighter prices gourmet piz-
zas, sandwiches, creative appetizers, soup and sand-
wich specials and a daily quiche offering.
Champagne brunch on Sunday will remain along
with all the popular nightly entrees. Chef Ken promised
to keep my personal favorite salmon sauteed in a
tavernier sauce (mushrooms, tomatoes, onion and spin-
ach languishing in sherry) over angel hair pasta.
A Thai special of spices and seafood tried on a visit
a few months ago was memorable and may reappear as
a special occasionally.
New name: The Inn Place. New hours: Tuesday
through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.
to 8 p.m.
As chef/proprietor, Ken Fullam will find himself in
good company in our little bit of paradise. He joins Ed and
Andrea Spring, chefs and owners of Sign of the Mermaid
in Anna Maria, owners D'Arcy and Chef Ray Arpke of
Euphemia Haye and Chef Harry and Lynn Christensen at
Harry's Continental Kitchens, both on Longboat Key.
Happy and Crabby
It started off with a shotgun blast on the Palma Sola
Golf Course and ended with a run through the big buf-
fet at Crabby Bill's Seafood Restaurant. It was the first
annual Crabby Bill's Golf Tournament and nearly ev-
eryone was a winner.
Crabby's Golf Tournament winners Brian Wood, Neal Curtis and Wayne Wood accept congratulations from
Crabby owner Bill Zalla, right. Not pictured: Wayne Paquin. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
There were more raffle prizes than one could count
and winners went home with nice trophies to boot.
Prizes included 1995 American Lung Association golf
privilege cards, Crabby shirts, Roncoco shirts, Miller
hats and a Miller Lite deck chair.
First place in the tournament went to the team of
Neal Curtis, Warren Paquin, Wayne Wood and Brian
Photograph exhibit at
An exhibit of photographs by the late Islander
James Pay will be on display at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach during the month of
Pay was the founder of the Anna Maria Art
League and originator of the league's first arts and
Wood. Steve Tucker's longest drive earned him a $50
Crabby gift certificate and Neal Curtis picked up a new
putter donated by Tee-to-Green golf shop for the clos-
est-to-the-pin shot. Second place tournament winners
were Mike O'Halloran, Cecil Webb, Larry Tyre and
Pat Rosati. Third place trophies went to Kim Wells,
Bob Kenney, Steve Tucker and Rudy Kratz.
Island Branch Library
The exhibit is provided courtesy of Pay's wife,
Cynthia, who has selected a sampling of her
husband's work which reflects his great love for
Florida wildlife and scenery.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Dr.,
For information call the library at 778-6341.
Andrea & Ed Spring
GOURMET SUNDAY BRUNCH
9 am 1:30 pm
Warm Banana Bread, Butter and Jam served at all tables.
EGG SPECIALTIES & OMELETTES
Served with sauteed potatoes and fresh fruit.
EGGS BENEDICT two poached eggs on Canadian
bacon and toasted English muffin, smothered
in H ollandaise........................................................$6.95
EGGS ANDREA two poached eggs on sauteed ham and
toasted croissant with fresh herb Hollandaise........ $7.95
EGGS EDWARD two poached eggs on artichoke
bottoms covered in chopped artichoke hearts and
fresh herb Hollandaise ....................................... $7.95
SPRING OMELETTE sauteed bacon, onion, zucchini,
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SMOKED SALMON and Cream Cheese Omelette.. $6.95
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CRAB CAKE SANDWICH.................................. $7.95
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SPANAKOPITA spinach and feta in phyllo crust. $6.95
All omeklettes served with fresh fruit.
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Sauteed Duck Breast served with fresh berries,
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND VISITOR INFORMATION ISLAND STREET MAP
River landmark, restaurant worth day-trip east
By Cynthia Finn
Island photographer Stephen Bell has a suggestion
for an interesting journey to the banks of the eastern
Braden River and "an oddly different restaurant."
The Linger Lodge R.V. Resort and Restaurant -
south of State Road 70, not far east of Interstate-75 -
is celebrating its 50th year as a county landmark.
Begun as a small campground and picnic area in
1945, Linger Lodge is now a recreational vehicle resort
with a unique restaurant Bell calls "quite a change from
the Island dining scene."
Described as "Old Florida at its very finest," the
resort's landscape has remained largely unchanged and
unspoiled in its long history. The restaurant features a
large, screened-in deck overlooking alligators and
turtles in the Braden River.
The interior might be described as "killer."
Owner Frank Gamsky doubles as a taxidermist.
Hundreds of mounted samples of natural Florida wild-
life from rattlesnakes to turtles and fish and the fa-
mous jackalope hang everywhere.
Gamsky who almost died from the bite of one
of the rattlesnakes in 1981 is known for entertain-
ing patrons with tales of Manatee County history along
with some very tall fish stories.
He is joined in the operation of the resort by his
wife Elaine and their son and daughter-in-law, David
and Susan. The Gamsky family has been in charge
Restaurant fare includes a wide variety, from ex-
otic alligator to shrimp scampi. Bell savours the black-
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ed Bottornless beer g nite
SiEndless domestic drafts
p5 per person
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,10 per person
21 YEARS AND OVER AFTER 9 PM-
ened gator with a cold brew.
The Islander says no trip to the lodge is complete
without asking Gamsky for the infamous Roadkill Grill
menu. It vows, "Eating food is more fun when you
know it was hit on the run" and "Our meat is so fresh
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Photo: Courtesy of
you can still see the tire tracks."
Thirty delectables range from tummy teasers like
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PLEASE SEE LINGER LODGE, PAGE 16
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women are available. The sites can accommodate
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youth organizations such as colleges, schools,
churches, scouting groups and other profit and non-
The Florida Elks Youth Camp is currently taking
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available
July 14, grand theft, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sand-
piper Mobile Home Park. The complainant reported a
person unknown removed his vehicle containing nu-
July 14, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered his locked rental vehicle and removed two
German passports, a Master Card, $2,000 in cash, a
suitcase, two bags, airplane tickets, German identifica-
tion cards, 250 German marks, a camera, a watch, a
pair of shoes, a backpack and a car key. The report
noted the locks were damaged to the extent they would
July 14, criminal mischief, 100 block of 77th
Street. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke the front passenger window of his vehicle. Dam-
age was $200.
July 14, theft of a bicycle valued at $100, 2601
Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile Home Park.
July 14, criminal mischief, 1801 Gulf Drive N.,
Runaway Bay condominiums. The complainant re-
ported a person unknown damaged numerous outdoor
July 14, criminal mischief, 1801 Gulf Drive N.,
Runaway Bay condominiums. The complainant re-
ported a person unknown broke a hood ornament off
July 15, reckless driving, obstruction by false
information, possession of marijuana less than 20
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Randy J. Douglas, 32, address unknown, traveling
southbound very fast. The officer pulled behind Dou-
glas and had to accelerate to more than 100 mph to
catch up to the vehicle, said the report.
The officer, with his emergency equipment acti-
vated, followed Douglas at 95 mph trying to get him to
stop. According to the report, at the S-curve in the 1300
block of Gulf Drive, Douglas' vehicle began to slide
out of control but remained on the roadway. Douglas
continued to travel at 90 mph until coming to a stop on
After he was placed in custody, Douglas gave the
officer a false name and date of birth. The officer found
the correct information in the vehicle. The officer also
found a pack of rolling papers and a small bag contain-
July 16, spearing snook, catching snook out of
season, Cortez Beach. The officer was advised by
Marine Rescue that a man was spearing fish in the
swimming area. Upon the officer's arrival, he observed
the suspect with a large fish with a hole in it and a spear
gun laying next to it.
The officer contacted Florida Marine Patrol but no
officer was available. The suspect told the officer he
speared the fish but he did not know it was illegal. He
was issued a notice to appear.
July 17, grand theft auto, Cortez Beach. The com-
plainant reported he left his vehicle parked with a fe-
male inside. Upon his return, the vehicle was gone. He
told the officer he met the female the night before but
he did not know her name.
July 17, domestic violence injunction, 2400 block
of Avenue C. The complainants reported the suspect
was on their property and under their carport threaten-
ing them. She was placed in custody.
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July 18, burglary, 200 Gulf Drive, Beach Barn.
The officer responded and found a side door window
broken and the screen bent down. The office door in-
side the building was pried open and two cash drawers
and a change drawer containing $250 were missing.
The officer located the change drawer with a roll
of quarters and a roll of dimes in the parking lot. The
officer also found a pager on the floor. He contacted the
pager company and learned the pager was stolen on
July 18, domestic battery, 2400 block of Avenue
B. Upon arrival the officer found the suspect and the
victim in a verbal confrontation. The victim said the
suspect punched her in the nose. He was placed in cus-
July 19, drunk, 100 block of Bridge Street. The
officer on patrol found the subject sleeping on a bench.
He awoke the subject and drove him home.
July 19, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
smashed out a window and removed a purse valued at
$50, $430 in cash, a Master Card and a wallet valued
at $30. Damage was $150.
July 15, burglary, 100 block of Neptune Lane.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered a
garage beneath the residence and removed 12 bottles of
alcohol, one bottle each of tonic water and club soda
and a television set. The officer checked the area and
located the items in nearby bushes.
July 15, assist Anna Maria Fire Department. The
officer responded in reference to a possible vehicle fire.
He found the subject had been driving with his emer-
gency brake on and when he stopped the vehicle, it
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NEW ON THE LIBRARY SHELF
'Forever Island and ALLAPATTAH'
by Patrick D. Smith
Patrick Smith was born in Mississippi, graduated
from '01' Miss,' and has lived in Florida for many years.
He has been nominated for both the Pulitzer and Nobel
Prizes in Literature. His earlier book, "A Land Remem-
bered," was a highly acclaimed novel of three generations
of Floridians. The two short novels included in this vol-
ume truly evoke the mystery, grandeur and history of the
Everglades. The Seminole Indians who have lived in that
'river of grass' since the mid-19th century have unique
and often sad stories to tell. Smith's word pictures on a
broad canvas makes an extraordinary reading experience.
Reviewed by Norma M. Oldfield
by John Grisham
Typical Grisham, the book is an absorbing look at the
struggles of a graduating attorney who chose law school
to spite his father and finds himself still struggling to make
it in an overpopulated legal climate. While still a student
doing pro bono work for senior citizens he is involved
with a medical suit against a shabby insurance company
represented by the biggest law firm in the city. His land-
lady, a rich little old woman who wants her relatives out
of her will, keeps him busy doing her gardening while she
decides who should get her money. Good reading.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg
by Robert Sandford
This author's latest book again follows Deputy
Chief Lucas Davenport as he seeks to second guess a
game-playing psychopath who has kidnapped his
therapist and her two daughters. Sandford gets quite
graphic in his description of the captives' treatment by
this mad man. It is not a gentle book.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg
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In the brave new world of the information highway
just about everything will be different. The author takes
us through the maze of the latest developments and tells
us how our future looks and sounds and interacts. As I
have found out using the computers at the library, the
STREETLIFE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
July 15, assistance, Marina Drive and 56th Street
The officer on patrol heard a loud bang and observed
a fireball and smoke coming from an electric pole. He
contacted FPL and directed traffic around the hot wire
until repairs were made.
July 15, found property a bicycle, 300 block
of 58th Street.
July 15, disturbance, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee County Public Beach. The lifeguard said he told
the subject he would have to remove his dog from
the beach. The subject became upset and began us-
ing profanity, and the lifeguard requested he leave
the beach. He refused, and the officer issued a tres-
July 16, vandalism, 5600 Guava. The complain-
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July 16, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $20,
3500 block of Gulf Drive.
July 16, Marchman Act, 3100 block of Avenue F.
The officer responded in reference to an extremely in-
toxicated subject who kept falling into the water. The
officer located the subject who refused to give his name
and address. EMS checked the subject for injuries.
The subject claimed to reside in the 3100 block of
Avenue F. When the officer took him there, he ran for
the beach. The officer located him and placed him in
custody under the Marchman Act.
July 17, burglary, 3352 East Bay Drive, Crowder
Brothers Hardware. The complainant reported two bi-
cycles valued at $420 were missing from an area sur-
rounded by a chain link fence.
July 17, found property a bicycle, 7700 block
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July 18, disturbance, 600 block of Manatee Av-
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her to leave or risk jail for trespassing.
July 19, burglary to an automobile, 300 block of
72nd Street. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered his vehicle and removed his wallet con-.
taining his driver's license and $30 in cash.
July 20, vandalism, 500 block of 75th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown threw a large
piece of concrete through his vehicle's window.
July 20, found property a back brace, 200
block of 77th Street.
July 21, assist MSO, 300 block of Hardin. The
officer responded in reference to a possible burglary.
Upon arrival he found a dove's nest under the house
and the bird making noise.
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by Robert B. Parker
The author just keeps getting better and better.
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If you enjoy Cannell's writing for Rockford Files
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Fishing fun via a spectacular game;
By Bob Ardren
Taking a child fishing puts both of you in the most
wonderful classroom there is, the great outdoors.
You'll hear questions you've forgotten the answers
to years ago and have to figure out all over again.
There'll be loads of "what" questions, probably as
many "why" questions and then maybe the most inter-
esting questions of all, the "what ifs:"
"What if we catch a shark?" "What if it starts to
rain?" "What if we want to go home?" "How do we
know how to get there?"
All these questions serve as an introduction to a
fresh new board game being marketed by Manatee
County local Mike Giltner, who helped create it. The
name of the game is "Fishing Frenzy." You and your
youngsters (or friends for that matter) can learn a lot
about fishing and other things, like how to read a com-
pass rose from it all the while having some real fun
without ever a glance at the TV set.
The game certainly isn't as good as actually going
fishing, but it's a great introduction to the sport or
something to do when you can't go fishing.
Here's how it works. Anywhere from two to six
"captains" select a boat various Bertrams and the
like are available and place them on a beautiful air-
brushed board. Rolling the dice gives you a certain
amount of movement in a particular direction and, of
course, there's drift as in real boating.
Fish of many sizes and species show up in many of
the squares on the board, and some of those are sharks
that, as in real fishing, can really ruin your day. Once
you've actually caught a fish, there's still suspense.
Then you draw a card related to that species snook,
redfish, trout, tuna or whatever and discover if
you've caught a tournament record for maximum
points, or possibly foul hooked it for none.
All kinds of things can happen. You can be
boarded by the Coast Guard for a safety inspection and
lose a couple of turns waiting for the inspection to be
over. On the plus side, you can get lucky and score one
of three kinds of grand slams, inshore, channel or off-
shore. That earns you lots of extra points.
Finally, there's a race back to the docks as in a real
fishing tournament Winning that race brings a fistful
of points, too. Only after you're back at the dock do the
captains reveal their actual catches, which ultimately
reveals the winner of the game.
Mike tells me, "You don't have to have spent the
first day offshore to enjoy the game," and I believe he's
right. But after you've played the game a few times
you'll know a permit from marlin and a snook from a
trout easily enough. The air brushed images of each are
beautiful on the game board.
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All the best news about Anna Maria Island is
in The Islander Bystander. Pull-out and save
the center map in this week's paper.
"It's all you need to know."
In addition, you'll know where north by northwest
is on a compass rose and why it isn't south. The game
is recommended for ages 10 through adult.
Some of the places the game can be found include
Island Discount Tackle, West Coast Surf Shop,
Angler's Choice and Turner Marine in Bradenton.
So next time you're looking for a gift that really
reflects some local Island flavor and is educational
besides, take a look at "Fishing Frenzy" at local shops.
The game is going into national distribution as you read
this and here's hoping Mike has caught himself a tro-
phy with this one.
Dolphin attacks swimmer
Martha Ferguson is no dummy, but she was surely
fooled a week ago Sunday when a dolphin decided she
wasn't good for a handout and played it rough.
Ferguson, an acquaintance of mine living on Siesta
Key, decided to drop over the side of the family boat
and cool off during a lull in traffic on the waterway
near the Albee Road bridge.
What happened next was terrifying.
A dolphin grabbed her hand in its jaws and pulled
her underwater. Then, as she fought her way back to the
surface and grabbed the boat ladder, it bit her on both
legs, leaving her with some 30 teeth marks on her right
leg and a deep gash on the other, along with numerous
other cuts and bruises.
Ferguson ended up spending the rest of the day in
Sarasota Memorial Hospital where she was stitched up
and loaded with antibiotics against possible infections.
It turns out she wasn't the first person attacked in
that particular area. An off-duty Venice policeman was
bitten while swimming last year and a Sarasota woman
required 20 stitches in one of her legs the year before.
Obviously nobody knows if it's the same dolphin at-
tacking the people.
Jay Gorzelany of Mote Marine Laboratory says the
attacks come because people have been feeding the
critters in the area against federal law, I might add
- and that means "they're engaged in abnormal be-
Martha swears she didn't know any dolphins were
around or she wouldn't have gone into the water. I
know her as a savvy enough person to believe that.
Some time ago, Master Chief J. D. Arndt at Coast
Guard Cortez announced his people would ticket any-
one they caught feeding dolphins, and he was certainly
right to do so. Hand feeding dolphins could eventually
result in a human death some day, especially if the
human were a child or not a strong swimmer. Face it,
none of us can begin to swim as well as a dolphin.
So next time you're in the waterway near the Albee
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu7/27 1:45 1.6ft 5:09 1.3ft 12:12 2.7ft 7:18 0.3ft
Frl 7/28 2:03 1.6ff 5:52 1.2ff 12:47 2.7ff 7:43 0.3ff
Sat7/29 2:22 1,7ff 6:38 1.1ft 1:26 2.6ff 8:08 0.4ff
Sun 7/30 2:46 1.8ft 7:24 1.0ft 2:04 2.5ft 8:34 0.5ft
Mon 7/31 3:14 1.9ft 8:17 1.0ft 2:50 2.3ft 9:05 0.6ft
Tue 8/1 3:45 2.1ft 9:18 0.9ft 3:45 2.1ft 9:34 0.8ft
Wed8/2 4:22 2.2ft 10:24 0.8ft 4:46 1.8ft 10:06 1.0ft
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Road bridge, or anywhere for that matter, please don't
feed the dolphins no matter how "cute" they seem to
be. You could be saving a life, or a nasty bite or
ticket for yourself.
See you next week.
By Master Chief J.D. Arndt
Station Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
July 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot pleasure
craft near Siesta Key. The station coordinated contact
with a friend of the vessel's operator to provide assis-
July 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot vessel in
Sarasota Bay. The station requested the assistance of
Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 26084231, which pro-
vided a tow to port.
July 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 15-foot rubber raft caught
in the current in Longboat Pass. The station launched
the 25-foot boat, which found the drifting raft and pro-
vided a tow to the beach.
July 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 17-foot vessel in
Big Pass. The station requested the assistance of Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel 0804135, which provided a tow
July 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 18-foot vessel in
New Pass. The station requested the assistance of Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel 0804135, which provided a tow
July 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned Hobie Cat
sailboat near Englewood Public Beach. The station
requested the assistance of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flo-
tilla 8-7, which provided assistance in re-righting the
July 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled personal water-
craft about one-half mile west of Bradenton Beach. The
station launched the 25-foot boat to assist and towed
the vessel to the beach.
July 16, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded and issued a boating safety violation for hav-
ing registration numbers displayed on only one side of
the vessel, for not having a valid registration, sound
producing device or fire extinguisher on board and for
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Reds, snapper, tarpon top week's fishing action
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Gail Murphy gave me a copy of her home video of
a hammerhead shark feeding on an 80-pound tarpon,
and it was definitely a thing to see. The 10-foot shark
drove the tarpon and itself onto the beach near
68th Street a couple weeks ago, tearing off about a third
of the tarpon before thrashing back into the water. I've
seen lots of sharks in the waters around the Island over
the years, some much bigger than this hammerhead, but
never one that was in ankle-deep water.
Tarpon season is upon us, with a few reports of the
big silver kings being caught off the Island and in
Tampa Bay. Redfish action remains hot, and grouper
and snapper are plentiful offshore. Enjoy the fishing
action now while it lasts!
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier anglers
there have been catching snapper, redfish, black drum,
flounder, and some catch-and-release snook sort of
a mixed bag of just about everything.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
have been catching some nice-sized black drum, snap-
per and too-big redfish. The snapper seem to be biting
on live shrimp, he added.
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-hour
trip averaged 175 head of Key West grunts, sea bass and
porgies. The six-hour trip averaged 175 head of vermil-
ion snapper, porgies, lane snapper and a few red grouper.
The nine-hour trip averaged 25 head of mangrove snap-
per, red grouper, scamp and red snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said his charters are
bringing back a fair amount of redfish, snook and trout.
White bait is betting big enough to net. Mangrove snap-
per are everywhere, he added.
COAST LINES, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
operating the vessel outside the demarcation line with-
out having flares. The vessel was escorted to the near-
est port and its voyage terminated until the safety dis-
crepancies could be corrected.
July 16, Law enforcement. Station Cortez received
a report of a domestic disturbance in New Pass. The
station's 25-foot boat located a boat enroute to the 10th
Street boat ramp operating without navigation lights.
The vessel was escorted to the boat ramp and boarded.
The vessel was cited for not having registration on
board, not having throwable personal flotation devices
or a sound-producing device. The vessel operator ap-
peared intoxicated. The vessel's operation was termi-
nated and the boat operator was transferred to local law
Operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol
above the state legal limits of .08 blood alcohol content
are enforced by federal and state agencies.
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Golf pro Paul Azinger took some time off from the
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hit the water with Capt. Mark Bradow, catching this
barracuda on 20-pound test line.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said grouper have
been hitting pretty good, but tarpon have thinned out
this week. Backwater fishers are catching some nice-
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Lee at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said there are a
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some big flounder. Offshore, grouper are plentiful in 80-
100 feet of water. Snapper and Spanish mackerel are thick
near the Skyway Bridge, and there is still some good re-
ports of tarpon being caught in Tampa Bay.
Mike at Annie's Bait and Tackle said fishers are
reporting a lot of redfish, mostly near Longboat Pass
but pretty much throughout the bays as well. Other
action includes flounder, trout and catch-and-release
snook. Offshore, king mackerel are hitting and tarpon
are still near the beaches.
Capt. Rick Gross said his trips are producing per-
mit, redfish and trout, as well as some catch-and-re-
Capt. Dale Marler said his best bet for the week
is grouper from the Gulf.
Capt. Mark Bradow said permit fishing has been
excellent, with some of the fish tipping the scales at
more than 12 pounds. He said he's also been catching
some reds and a 24-inch trout using his trusty fly rod.
On my boat Magic we've been seeing some limit
catches of reds on every trip, as well as a 37-inch catch-
and-release snook and several trout 24 inches long.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been bringing back
some permit, snapper and reds.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said shark fishing
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starting to get into full swing. Backwater angling is
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doing well with mangrove snapper.
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Island real estate sales
100 4th St S, Bradenton Beach, a ground level
6bed/6bath 6-plex of 2,149 sfla, built in 1925 on a
50x95 lot, was sold 6/12/95, Whited to Adams &
Graves, for $75,000; list $175,000.
105 4th St S, Bradenton Beach, a ground level
3bed/2bath home with separate 4bed/4bath 4-plex in
rear, 2,274 sfla, built in 1925 on a 75x99 lot, was sold
6/16/95, Whited & Manns to Hutcheson, for $125,000;
110 Tern, Anna Maria, a ground level canal front
2bed/lbath home of 1,288 sfla, built in 1968 on a
76x102 lot, was sold 6/16/95, Hurd to Johnson, for
$162,000; list unknown.
214 Pine Av, Anna Maria, a ground level 2bed/
lbath cottage of 716 sfla, built in 1924 on a 52x1 10 lot,
was sold 6/12/95, McCloskey & Tracy to Hills, for
$75,000; list $124,000.
2811 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a ground level
2bed/lbath/lcar home of 728 sfla, built in 1951 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 6/12/95, Loyst to Burton, for
$123,900; list unknown.
412 Alamanda, Anna Maria, a ground level 2bed/
lbath/lcar home of 832 sfla, built in 1954 on a 59x100
lot, was sold 6/14/95, Kohler to Malfese, for $105,000;
508 Key Royale Dr, Holmes Beach, a ground
level canal front 3bed/2bath/lcar/pool home of 1429
sfla, built in 1963 on a 96x100 lot, was sold 6/16/95,
Churchill & Bergan to Courtney, for $167,000; list
509 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, a tri-level 5bed/
3bath/2car home of 2868 sfla, built in 1991 on a
74x100 bay view lot, was sold 6/12/95, Rose to Bryant,
for $360,000; list $375,000.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Have it your
way island canalfront with great boating and no
bridges to the Bay. Walk to the beach too! This 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home has a large yard with room for pool,
and a 100 foot new seawall. Many varieties of citrus
and palms. Freshly painted and ready for you!
$188,500. Call Judy Duncan at 778-1589.
511 77th St, Holmes Beach, a 2-story canal front
home of 2,322 sfla with 3bed/3bath/lcar/pool, built in
1956 on a 90x103 lot, was sold 6/15/95, Pettigrew to
Krall, for $237,000; list $249,000.
529 72nd St, Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
front 3bed/2bath/lcar/lcp home of 2604 sfla, built in
1958/93 on a 105x112 lot, was sold 6/15/95, Crippen to
Plath, for $340,000; list $375-359,000.
8021 Marina Isle, Holmes Beach, a Gene Aubry
designed and Steve Kring built Key West style canal
front home of 4bed/2.5bath/2car/pool with 2,500 sfla,
built in 1989 on a 77x139x69x158 lot, was sold 6/13/
95, Connolly to Collins, for $450,000; list $499,900.
Correction: 110 Tern, Anna Maria, is a 3bed/2bath
canal front home selling for $162,000; list $165,000.
134 Crescent, Anna Maria, a 70x110 residential lot,
was sold 6/20/95, Bisi to Trust, for $60,000; list unknown.
2410 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
4bed/2bath duplex of 1,500 sfla, built in 1981 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 6/20/95, Snyder to Gunter & Wil-
liams, for $112,300; list unknown.
4001 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, 102 Beach
Townhouses, an elevated 2bed/2.5bath condo of 1,250
sfla built in 1983, was sold 6/19/95, Rariden to Perry,
for $87,000; list $95,000.
7100 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, 114 Nautilus, a 2bed/
2bath 1,100 sfla condo built in 1974, was sold 6/23/95,
Pater to Tinney, for $132,000; list unknown.
813 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, an elevated 3bed/
2bath/2car home of 1250 sfla, original construction date
unknown but recently remodeled on a 50x100 bay view
lot, was sold 6/21/95, Mickleson to Haberkern, for
$200,000; list $200,000.
* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker,
exclusively for The Islander Bystander. 1995.
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Longboat's 'Ambassador' named
Andrew Vac, left, newly installed president of the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, presents the
organization's 1995 Ambassador of the Year award to
Louis Wery of BodyWorks. The Ambassador of the
Year award is presented to the chamber member who
has been the most active and has brought in the most
members. Vicki Workman, not pictured, ofPublix
Supermarket on Longboat Key, received the "Shining
Star" award for exemplary service to the visitor
industry. Jo Ann Wolverton, not pictured, of Wolverton
Financial Services was the recipient of the chamber's
"Eager Beaver" award for her enthusiastic and
dependable support of the chamber. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
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been totally renovated with Mexican tile through-
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LA COSTA Gulf front complex features this beautiful
2BR/2BA unit with super floor plan, tile floors, screened
porch. Pool, tennis and miles of wide walking beach.
Steps to restaurants, shopping and more. $139,900.
2BR/1.5BA GORGEOUS TOWNHOME with Gulf
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the beach. $199,500. Call Ed Fisher 778-0290 eves.
AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING. 2 bedroom, 2 bath fur-
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overlooks greenbelt area. Walking distance to boat ramp,
tennis courts and shopping. All this for only $84,900.
Please call Darcie Duncan 779-2290 after hours.
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Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist
A Capital Hill mystery
The recent demise of former Chief Justice of the
United States Supreme Court Warren Earl Burger
stirred up some memories of the Cracker's 14-year stay
on Capitol Hill during his FBI agent days.
You see, in the late 1950s, the FBI was pioneer-
ing the use of computers in breaking foreign codes
In the early days, the computers capable of do-
ing the job were bulky monsters requiring spacious,
carefully controlled, air-conditioned rooms. No such
space was available at FBI Headquarters, but a suit-
able site was located in an old theater building
smack-dab on top of Capital Hill within shouting
distance of the U.S. Capitol.
Due to the delicate and sensitive nature of the work
being performed there, security was beefed up to rival
Fort Knox and the building become known as the FBI
annex. It was completely devoid of any outside iden-
tifying signs and was located between a liquor store and
a women's dress shop.
The art and science of code breaking requires
gifted foreign language translators to work along with
the cryptanalysts. Therefore, the FBI employees enter-
ing and leaving the FBI Annex were of various nation-
alities giving an air of mystique and intrigue as to what
might be going on behind those peepholed doors.
The Cracker received an autograph of Warren
-Burger with the comment "For Gib Bergquist with
Also, not by choice, but inherited with the building,
was the terminal board for all of the telephones in the
immediate area serviced frequently by telephone repair-
men, giving rise to suspicion of covert wiretapping.
Imagine all of the congressional paranoia created
by the presence of the FBI on Capitol Hill. A story in
the now-defunct Washington Star dated April 13, 1971,
by reporter William Basham has this to say, in part:
"Some have speculated the three-story structure at
215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE houses equipment used to
intercept telephone calls, the kind that Democratic
leader Hale Boggs says he makes that are picked up by
Such was certainly not the case!
Cracker, what does this have to do with Chief Jus-
Well, you see, he had a daughter, Margaret, who
worked in the Cracker's unit as a French translator.
Every workday morning the Chief Justice's chauffeur-
driven black Cadillac limousine would pull up near the
FBI Annex to discharge the daughter before continu-
ing on to the U.S. Supreme Court building some two
blocks away. The scene would be reversed when Mar-
garet was picked up at going-home time.
It was simply a matter of a dad sharing a ride to and
from work with his daughter, but it did give rise to
misguided speculation as to why the Chief Justice's car
called at the FBI Annex twice a day.
The Cracker well remembers handling an inquiry
from a New York Times reporter to confirm that his
daughter did, in fact, work for the FBI.
The Cracker personally met Justice Burger only
once but does have his autograph on a photo of the full
court that was sitting at that time. He did know Mrs.
Elvera Burger quite well, however, as she attended our
social functions with her daughter and always brought
along a large tray of absolutely mouth-watering
spanakopitta prepared by the family's Greek cook.
It's an interesting historical quirk that a judge with the
given moniker of Warren Earl would be the Supreme
Court replacement for the Honorable Earl Warren.
Mr. Burger served our country well as Chief Justice
from 1969 through 1986 during some of our most turbu-
lent Cold War times. The Cracker mourns his passing.
In a much lighter and less serious vein, he also
misses the spanakopitta.
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DIRECT GULF VIEW on a clear day you
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plans, lovely views. Large screened porches. Walk-in and spa, secured elevator lobby covered parking. Old
closets, two pools, tennis courts, garage parking and Florida architecture with quality construction. Three
short walk to great beach. From $109,900 to $119,500. prime units priced from $189,500 to $235,000. Call
Call Dave Moynihan for details. Dave Moyihan or Ed Oliveria.
LAGOON VIEW 1 BR/1 BA Runaway Bay. Washe/dryer, BRIDGEPORT Gulf view from this top floor unit with
extra closet space, all new appliances. Close to pool, pool, covered parking, elevator and steps to beach. Lo-
across the from the beach. Second home or great rental cated close to shopping and restaurants. Offered at
On-site rental management. $78,900. Call Ed Oliveira. $89,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895
sq.ft. under roof home including caged pool. Unique
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ITEMS FOR SA LEBOA TS & BOA TINGKIDS INBU
WHITE FRENCH PROVINCIAL bedroom, triple
dresser, mirror, nitestand, twin beds, walnut table, 4-
chairs, 2-leaves, china cabinet, couch, end tables,
HEAVY DUTY copier stand. $25. 778-7978.
FUJI 21 SPEED BIKE, small frame. $100. 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
YARD SALE 107 77th St., Holmes Beach. Sat., July
29 until noon. Misc. boating stuff, boat, 9.8 Merc out-
board, lots of service manuals, more.
MOVING SALE 305 Poinsettia. Fri., July 28, 9-2. Sat.,
July 29, 9-? Books, clothes, etc.
FOUND CORDLESS PHONE on Holmes Blvd, July
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Motivational theme classes;
50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, Top 40, Salsa & Circuit training.
Classes are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6:30 to 7:30 pm at The
Brain Gym 5340F Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
MUSCLE TONING Upper & lower body toning using
dynabands, dumb bells (1 -3 Ibs for women & 3 5 Ibs
for men) and body's own resistance. Classes are Tues.
& Thur. 6:30 to 7:30 pm at The Brain Gym 5340F Gulf
Dr., Holmes Beach. For info call Geri 779-2129.
OLD WORLD SANTA'S Beautiful ready to paint
bisque. 12" fine detail. $16.95+ s/h. Island classes
avail, for info call 779-1094.
Buy it. Sell it. Find it. It's all right here in the pages of
The Islander Bystander.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
islandd only). Cats included. 778-1012.
71 FORD SEDAN, runs well. 778-9161.
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
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classified ad is free.
Just write up your ad, up to 21 words, and
fax, mail or bring it to The Islander Bystander
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to 778-9392. Stop in or mail: 5408 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
ESCAPE on deluxe catamaran. Stable, fast, shallow
draft. Snorkel, swim, sail. Family fun. Passage Charters
794-5980. Group rates.
SCUBA SCRUB Mobile underwater hull cleaning. Let
us remove those unwanted barnacles today. Monthly
service or one time cleaning available. 778-8681.
27 WATKINS, new bottom, shaft, rudder, diesel, head,
shower, w/steering, refrig., sleeps 5. $10,500.746-5070.
BOAT 19' CRUISER INC Bowrider full canvas, 115HP,
80 Johnson OB, Eagle II depth and fish finder, all
extra's included. Galvanized trailer. $3,300 excellent
YACHT DETAILING by Carleen. Maintenance pro-
grams, detailing, teak, waxing. No boat too small. Island
resident. Pager #813-252-0080.
MATURE BABY-SITTER needed weekdays for toddler.
Your home or mine. 778-7770.
WANTED BOAT CANVAS and UPHOLSTERER.
Some experience. Island resident preferred. 778-6975.
COMPANION, ADULT-SITTER for elderly, health im-
paired female. Variable hours. 778-4178.
BUCCANEER INN RESTAURANT Now accepting
applications for servers, cooks, prep, dishwashers,
bussers, bartenders, managers. Apply in person 595
Dream Island Rd., Longboat Key.
HOUSEKEEPER needed for beach front motel. Part
time 15-20 hours per week, start immediately. Apply
Mon-Fri, 10am to 2pm, Sand & Sea Motel 778-2231.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call Dorothy Stevenhagen, 795-0148 if you can give a
few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
ATT: "FLAMINGO CAY" homeowners Student seeking
summer lawn mowing jobs! New equipment. Excellent
references. Avg. lawn $10. Jon Dandino at 794-6479.
K-9 SERVICE dog walking. Call 778-6119 for informa-
tion and ask for Kirsten. $2 per half hour. Island only.
WANTED Student to do part-time handy work.
Dick has been a major
player in the Island Real Es-
tate Industry for over 10
years, and the Top Pro-
ducer for April of 1995.
Call anytime for a consultation.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
The Island's most conve-
nient location. Large 1BR/
1 BA condominium on beau-
tifully landscaped grounds
with heated pool, tennis
court, and furnished for a
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afntastic price of t$9,9uu.
Also available, 2/2 with Bay
Ofc. 778-2261 or
Toll free 1-800-422-6325.
LOCAL BOY will have mow lawn between 70th Street
and 50th Street, Holmes Beach. Call Jeff at 778-1158.
RESPONSIBLE STUDENT experienced in pet and
child care. Excellent references available. Call Star
ATTENTION! Experienced, reliable 14 year old. Very
good with younger children. Available week-nights from
3pm-9:30pm and weekends from 1pm-10pm. Call any-
DO YOU NEED a baby-sitter or pet-sitter? Well, just
call 778-6509. I'm very experienced and inexpensive.
WANTED: Student to do yard & handyman work on
daily basis for about two weeks at the end of July and
first week of August. Work on a monthly basis during
the school year. 355-1627.
"RELIABLE daytime health care Mon.-Fri. for disabled
and memory impaired adults at adult day center,
through Manatee Council on Aging. Transportation
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, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
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.
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.
PAYING TO MUCH for health insurance? Group rates
for individuals, self-employed, on COBRA, students.
Worldwide coverage. Free quotes and policy reviews.
Call Ken 794-8507.
PAY LESS THAN $4 a month for total security and
peace of mind on your car. Call Bill O'Connor,
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk... whatever your haul-
ing needs. Call Eddie 0. 792-1693.
MASSAGE THERAPY pain relief, stress reduction, neu-
romuscular massage therapy over 8 yrs experience. Dan
Goodchild LMT, NMT Island Therapy 779-1138.
HOUSECLEANING reliable and thorough. Will also
accept regular, weekly and bi-weekly clients. Good
Panoramic view takes on new meaning here...
You even see the bay. Custom built by Whitehead
Construction. This beauty features 2/3 bedrooms
and 2.5 baths. Easy to clean tile floors, open and
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Serving the Island communities for
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CLEANING SERVICE: Fast and complete cleaning.
Island resident, 25 years experience, references, hon-
est, guaranteed satisfaction! Free estimates. 778-4587.
SERVICE FOR SENIORS Can't drive, need a ride?
Dr. appointments, shopping or a fun time out. Call
Rayma Rainbau at 778-7461.
HANDYMAN painting, most household repairs, no job
too small. Free estimates. Call Mike 778-4078.
COMPUTER TUTOR teacher will work with your child
in fun effective ways. Don't let them forget their skills
during the summer. Enrich and entertain 778-5412
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and the best results from classified ads and ser-
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vi-
nyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and much more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon on mobile num-
ber 320-0110. Please leave a message for quick re-
ply if not available.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody,
shampoo-steam, deodorize, living rm, dining rm &
hall, $34.95. 11 years in the business. No hidden
PRO-CLEAN professional carpet & furniture cleaning.
See the difference with our powerful mobile cleaning
plant. Quick-dry system, 11 yrs experience, satisfaction
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.
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ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK / GLASS BLOCK / stone / pavers / custom
homes / fireplaces / planters / decorative walls. Lic #MC-
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of
home repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experi-
ence. Insured, island resident, references available.
HANDYMAN carpentry, painting, plywood storrit shut-
ters, repairs of all kinds. Commercial or residential. 25
yrs. exp. Call Rich 778-4881.
COMPLETE SERVICES Home improvements and re-
pairs. Insured. 21 year resident. Ed 779-2010.
HANDYMAN Painting, most household repairs. No job
too small. Free estimates. Call Mike 778-4078.
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
ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available
from $300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
GULF FRONT Short term executive, 3BR/2BA, fur-
nished, all amenities, view from every room, steps to
water. 6 month lease available Oct 95. $1.800/mo.
GULF FRONT residence. Excellent north Holmes Beach
location. Fully furnished 2BR/2BA. Available short term.
Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor 778-7976/778-2246.
ANNA MARIA Gulf front, lovely 2BR apts. Sundeck,
porch, weekly, cable, microwave many extras. No pets.
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Protection from scorching sun!
We clean and wax everything for one low price.
Everything is included for $85 on a normal size
car. Top to bottom, ashtray to engine! Hand wash,
buff, seal and polish, vacuum, Armorall, dress rims
and tires, shampoo interior, satin-black under-
carriage. Even the engine is cleaned and silicone
protected. Our mobile service means no one has to
drive your car. We come to you. By appointment,
at your convenience, home or office.
NEW mobile service number. 320-0110.
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BEACH RENTALS Daily, weekly, and monthly rentals
available on the beach. Call Debbie Thrasher 941-778-
2055 at Prudential Florida Realty, 5340-1 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
GULF/BAYFRONT N. Shore. 2BR/2BA large enclosed
porch to enjoy sunrises near Rod & Reel Pier, Seasonal/
wkly/mo. All amenities 778-0340.
VACATION RENTAL Beautiful beach, gorgeous sun-
sets, Gulffront, 1 BR/1 BA ground floor. Turnkey $425/wk
includes all! 778-6673.
A BREEZY BAY FRONT cottage with dock. Fully fur-
nished clean & neat. Quiet area. Perfect for retiree.
$250/wk $600/mo. 794-5980.
MARTINIQUE CONDO 2BR/2BA direct Gulf front. Pool,
tennis complete turnkey. $1,500 yearly plus electric. Ne-
gotiable for possible 6 months or more. 813-884-0222.
ANNUAL UPSTAIRS 2/1 spacious duplex, 8108 Gulf Dr.
$600 mo plus $600 security. Includes water & cable.
778-6198 leave message.
ANNUAL RENTAL, Bradenton Beach. 1 BR/1 BA mobile
home 1 block from Bay/Gulf. Furnished, 55+, no pets.
$400/mo plus electric. 778-3516.
LUXURY CANAL FRONT one story home with pool. 2/
3 bedroom, 3 baths, three quarter block from beach.
$3,400/mo, weekly rates available. 1-800-223-4472.
2BR/2BA Holmes Beach, furnished plus W/D. 6/mo or
1/yr lease. $650/mo plus utilities, small pet ok. 778-
3527, leave message.
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist. Wagner Realty 778-2246.
HOLMES BEACH Beautiful 3BR/2BA unfurnished con-
dominium. Boat dock, pool/Jacuzzi, tennis, water view.
$875/mo. Michael Saunders & Company Rental Divi-
sion, 941-778-2275 or 800-881-2276.
HOLMES BEACH Unfurnished duplex 1/2 block from
beach, sBR/2BA, sundeck. Nice available immedi-
stely. $680/mo includes lawn service. Michael
Saunders & Company Rental Division, 941-778-2275
CORAL SHORES Beautiful 3BR/2BA unfurnished
home, family room, W/D, 2-car garage, boat dock. Avail-
oble immediately. $975/mo. Michael Saunders & Com-
pany oGntal Division, 941-778-2275 or 800-881-2276.
HOLMES BEACH seasonal rentals. Clean, attractive,
stone's throw to Gulf beach. 2BR available now thru Dec.
1BR available now thru '96 season. No pets. 778-4368.
BAYFRONT, available Sept. 1. Annual lease. Large
2BR/1BA newly remodeled, private apt with boat dock.
Walk to Gulf, restaurants and shops. $1,100 month in-
cludes utilities. 798-9370.
ANNUAL LARGE PRIVATE 1BR/1.5BA 200 ft. to great
beach and Bay. Cedar bedroom, easy access to Cortez,
W/D hookup, just remodeled, ground floor. Pets? $650/
ANNUAL DUPLEX 3BR/2BA, CH/A, near beach,
fenced yard. Kids, pets OK. Deposits, references re-
quired. $750/mo 778-7431.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA DUPLEX, ceramic floors. 3008 Ave.
C. Ready 8/1. $650/mo plus $600 security includes
water & electric. 778-5549 9 to 5.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
GULFFRONT. Almost 1 acre on white sand beach
of Anna Maria. Possible split: Home+ lot; vacant
lot: and 2/3 acre w/house 100' beach front. Call T.
Dolly Young after hours. 778-5427. Prudential
Florida Realty 778-0766.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1 BR/1 BA
each unit, close to shopping center $119,000. 404
71St., 2BR/1BA each unit, large front unit $159,000.
* 203 76 St, 2BR/2BA & 1BR/1BA, close to Gulf -
$169,000. Call for appointment, 778-3757.
COMMERCIAL CONDOMINIUM in Homes Beach. 2-
story, one drive-in door, one walk-in door, heart of In-
dustrial District $45,000. Call Rose Schnoerr, Neal &
Neal Realtors 778-2261.
OLDER 2BR possibly more in prime section of Anna
Maria. Double lot, boat dock near beach. $185,000.
Write P.O. Box 604, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
EAST MANATEE Fisherman's Paradise by owner.
12+ acres, Manatee lake frontage, 50' above sea
level +/-. Two fish ponds, cleared, very private, with
a beautiful southern view and a 3BR. The holiday
house built by Jim Walter Home's furnished.
$110,000 on Bethany Rd 1/8 mile south from SR 64
on left side. 322-1263. B. Plichter.
BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1 BA. Just remodeled. Gulf and
bay views. Bay owner. $99,500.778-1932 or 751-7197.
WEST BRADENTON minutes from beaches. Just off
75th Street. Country Village, 55 + community. 1400 s.f.
villa. 2BR/2BA, den, 1-car garage, new carpet, paint, ver-
ticals, maintenance free living, $102,900. Open house
every Sat & Sun 1 -4.7142 28th Ave. Dr. West. 794-8792.
NEWLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA across from beach!
Contemporary decor. Inside laundry, 10' ceilings, gor-
geous landscaping, white picket fenced with gazebo.
ROOFING AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Hurricane Resistant Home Designs
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