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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 28, 1995
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Getting there from here gets harder Monday
project, although the contractor indicated Sunday work
probably would not take place.
The $2.051 million project will replace motors used
to lift the drawbridge's metal span. The easiest way to get
at the motors is to totally remove the metal draw, engi-
neers have said, spurring the decision to totally close the
span between Cortez and Bradenton Beach.
Other work scheduled includes renovation of the
bridge tender office and new lighted gates to halt traf-
fic when the bridge span is raised.
Boat traffic will not be affected during the highway
The contractor has a financial incentive to com-
Amanda Kline, soon to turn two years old in November, showed off her seatbelt while riding through S & S
Plaza in Holmes Beach with her designated driver, sister Libby, age 6. The two were under close supervision
by dad, Larry Kline, who walked alongside the "jeepsters." Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
likely in October
Anna Maria City Commissioner Mark Ratliff's
post may be vacant by the end of October.
On Sept. 12 Ratliff announced he was putting his
family home up for sale to move to Sarasota. He said
he would resign his first-term position when the house
On Sept. 22 Ratliff confirmed that a contract was
pending with a Holmes Beach buyer for the residence
and guest cottage at 9702 Gulf Drive.
Barring anything unforseen, Ratliff said, "We're
looking at closing by the end of October."
Ratliff called himself "a willing seller," adding, "I
think I got a good deal and I think the buyer got a good
Built in 1925, the residence has been in Ratliff's
family since 1954. Ratliff, 36, has been a lifelong resi-
dent of Anna Maria.
Prior to his election to a two-year term last Febru-
ary, he was well-known as a reporter and editor for
several of the Island's weekly newspapers -including
a stint as Anna Maria city reporter and features editor
at The Islander Bystander.
Due to the home's unique historical features and its
commercial zoning, news first of the offering and then
of its quick sale generated a lot of talk from Islanders
inside and outside real-estate circles.
Ratliff said he listed the home with a personal
friend associated with Stonewood Realty in Sarasota.
The sale was handled jointly by Stonewood and the
Island real estate firm of Fran Maxon.
The list price for the property was $127,600. While
some sources quoted a sale price of $126,700, Ratliff
PLEASE SEE RATLIFF, PAGE 4
By Paul Roat
Islanders' worst nightmare will become common-
place beginning Monday when the Cortez Bridge is
closed to motorists for 30 days.
Complete closure of the bridge to vehicular traffic
will begin Oct. 2. The bridge is scheduled to reopen
Nov. 1, and partial lane closures may last at least seven
"In a worst-case scenario, the work would be com-
pleted by late February," Florida Department of Trans-
portation Project Manager Don Maxwell has said.
DOT has authorized the contractor, PCL Civil
Constructors, to work seven days a week on the repair
plete the work ahead of schedule as far as the total clo-
sure of the bridge is concerned, thanks to a $10,000 per
day "bonus" if an estimated 30-day construction sched-
ule is bested.
DOT representatives met with Island officials, resi-
dents and business owners last year to determine the
best time of year for the bridge work. Business owners
said October was the slowest month of the year and,
although some residents voiced concerns about hurri-
cane evacuation, October was the time chosen to shut
down the bridge.
The draw span will be replaced if a hurricane
threatens the area, DOT officials have said.
on Anna Maria
By Pat Copeland
Islanders may get the chance to vote on whether
they favor the construction of 65-foot-high, fixed-span
bridge on Manatee Avenue.
Holmes Beach Councilman Luke Courtney pro-
posed the referendum on the bridge at last week's meet-
ings of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
and the Holmes Beach City Council.
"Why don't we add it to the March ballot?" Couri ey
asked his council. "It will cost nothing. It would have to
be worded properly, and it has to be to the supervisor of
elections' office by the first week in January."
It depends on how the question is worded, said
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore.
"I'm in favor of a replacement bridge and almost
all of my friends are, but they're not crazy about the 65-
foot height," she said.
He would favor safety lanes, added Courtney.
"We have time to word the referendum but I just
wanted a consensus tonight," he noted.
There may be some legal costs involved, said
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, because the council may
have to adopt an ordinance in order to place it on the
ballot. He said he would research the city charter and
get a cost estimate on adopting an ordinance.
Although she favored a referendum in the past, it
may be too close to the date for the administrative hear-
ing with the Florida Department of Transportation, said
Councilwoman Billie Martini.
Because the other two Island cities have elections
before Holmes Beach's is scheduled, they must pro-
ceed with the referendum first, said Courtney.
Bradenton Beach's election is in December and Anna
Maria's is in February.
"Bradenton Beach would have to have its referen-
dum question in October," he noted. "I gave them the
Council members agreed to wait and see what the
other cities do.
Hall of Famer
By Cynthia Finn
If you know who the winningest lefthanded
pitcher of all time is, then you know who's build-
ing a Gulffront cottage in Anna Maria.
So much for anonymity.
The answer is Warren Spahn.
"Yes," confirmed Islander and architect H.
Patterson Fletcher. "The Warren Spahn."
As in baseball. The big leagues. The show.
Spahn, who has owned rental property in Anna
Maria for years, is now building a part-time retreat
with his son, Gregory, on the Fir Avenue lot he's
held for quite some time. So far, the land is cleared
and the permits posted.
Spahn hurled 'em for the National League's
Boston then Milwaukee Braves from 1942 through
1964. In '65 he played for the San Francisco Giants
and the New York Mets. He posted 363 career wins
against 245 losses.
He saw World Series action in '48, '57 and '58
-4 wins, 3 losses including the Braves' spec-
tacular seven-game ousting of the New York Yan-
kees in '57. Spahn was elected to the Baseball Hall
of Fame in 1973.
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BJ PAGE 2 I SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Luau 'business' angers Chamber chairman
By Cynthia Finn
Standard operating procedures by the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office plus a perceived "lack of coopera-
tion" from the City of Anna Maria drew the wrath
of Island Chamber of Commerce Chairman Don
Howard last week.
Howard announced at the start of the Chamber's
Wednesday, Sept. 20, board meeting that the executive
committee had just decided to relocate the Saturday
night, Sept. 23, luau fundraiser from the Center to St.
Bernard Catholic Church.
He blamed the move on contracts with the Center
and the sheriffs office and an unwillingness by anyone
involved to bend for the Chamber.
"There's no organization I know of that can sign that
contract," he said of the sheriffs indemnification agree-
ment for an off-duty officer he had received eight days
prior to the luau. "There's no limit on the liability."
According to a sheriffs employee, the contract -
which holds the employer of an off-duty deputy officer
liable for any injuries or actions relative to the time of
duty has been in existence for at least 10 years.
The hiring of an off-duty deputy "for outside secu-
rity and parking supervision" at special, large-draw
events has been a standard practice at the Center for
more than three years for any of the Center's own
events or any use of the facility by outside organiza-
tions or individuals.
A 1992 verbal commitment from the Center board
to the City of Anna Maria and then Mayor Ray
Simches established the requirement.
However, this was the first event at the Center in
anyone's memory for which the sheriff s contract had
been required, due to apparent oversights previously by
the sheriffs office.
The Center's facility rental agreement spells out
the requirement and also allows it to be waived by the
"It was a moral commitment we made to prove our
intention to maintain a good relationship with our
neighbors and the city," Community Center Executive
Director Pierrette Kelly told The Islander Bystander.
"We have not gone back on that obligation since.
Not for any of our events or for anyone else's here."
On the advice of the Center's attorney, Kelly de-
clined to waive the security/parking requirement for the
Chamber event but did suggest that the Chamber con-
sider hiring alternative security from a private com-
Kelly said that her board's attorney felt waiving the
requirement was not a good precedent. She said she
was not sure why the Chamber opted to move the event
rather than hire private security.
Kelly also said she thought the Center had shown
its "sincere support" for the Chamber event by waiv-
ing rental fees, which amount to $300 for a four-hour
event under their standard agreement.
Howard said a conversation with Anna Maria
Mayor Dorothy McChesney had not yielded any assis-
tance. He told his board the Chamber was due an apol-
ogy from both the Center and the City.
Anna Maria Commissioner and Chamber board
member Doug Wolfe said several times that "the city
has absolutely nothing to do with the Community Cen-
ter" beyond owning the land on which it sits.
Howard said that Kelly and Anna Maria City Clerk
Peggy Nelson told him "there is a regulation requiring
security whenever there are over 14 people for an event"
Kelly and Nelson denied citing any such regula-
tion. Neither has any say over the sheriffs contract.
"I'm hearing from one that it's the other and both
saying it's the county," Howard continued. "Nobody
wanted to bend at all."
Bob Hinds, Chamber vice president, also expressed
dismay over the Center's unwillingness to waive secu-
"Nobody would help us out," he said. "It's the
business community that backs the Center."
Kelly said that the Center is "deeply indebted" to
Island businesses and thought waiving the rental fee
was a way of saying thank you.
Kelly also said she thought the use of a private
security guard would solve the Chamber's concern
about liability in the sheriffs contract.
Howard said after the luau that he didn't find out
until Sept. 20 that alternate security was an option. In
the meantime he had been working on an alternative
location and had to act quickly.
Howard said he had heard "rumors about vindic-
tiveness but believe me," he said, "that was the farthest
thing from my mind. The sheriff's contract was a bomb
laid on us at the last minute. We had to do whatever we
could, with just days to go, to make sure the luau came
is Oct. 5
The city of Anna Maria will hold a coastal manage- I \
ment seminar to discuss beach erosion and possible
action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at City Hall. -
City residents said no to participation in 1992-93 -- l
renourishment projects in Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach. Now the city has been advised that
if it wishes to get in on possible phase-II renourishment .
in 2001, application must be made quickly. -
Guest speakers will include Jack Gorzeman, envi- :g ''
ronmental projects coordinator for Manatee County; N 41
Rick Spadoni, vice president of Coastal Planning and
Engineering Inc.; CliffTruitt, Southwest Coastal Re-
search Center, Mote Marine Laboratory; and Lonnie
Ryder, state environmental administrator, beach and
coastal ecosystem management. 'Does anyone have any ideas?'
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola and Holmes That's what Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy McChesney asked the city commission recently regarding continued
Beach City Council Chairman Luke Courtney will also erosion at beach accesses like this one on Elm Avenue. "The erosion's still going on," said the mayor. "We
participate. can't keep moving the stairs." Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Planner cautions council about conflict of interest
By Pat Copeland
Planning Commission Chairman Gabe Simches told
the Holmes Beach City Council he is concerned about a
possible conflict of interest regarding a proposed ordi-
nance to establish rental periods in residential districts.
The issue came up after council set two public
hearings on the draft ordinance for Jan. 9 and 23 of next
year. The draft ordinance proposes rental limits of
seven days in the R-2, R-3 and R-4 districts and a
month in the R-1 district. There is a grandfathering
clause for property owners who have been renting for
shorter periods of time.
"I'm concerned about the length of time this will
take," explained Simches. "I feel Luke (Council Chair-
man Luke Courtney) may have a conflict of interest
concerning the decision as it relates to the
Several months ago Courtney purchased property in
the R-l district on Key Royale Drive, said Simches. The
recommended grandfathering date in the draft ordinance
is Jan. 19, 1995. Those who have rented property prior to
that date can continue to rent for any number of days they
desire despite the limitations set in the ordinance.
"As a council member Luke is in a position to in-
fluence this date, which would give him grandfathering
(status) he might not have had otherwise. I think that
issue could be considered a conflict of interest."
Courtney supplied Simches with a letter from City
Attorney Steve Dye in which Dye responded to a
quesiton about whether council members may have a
conflict when considering land use regulations in dis-
tricts where they own real estate. Dye said he found no
cases on the issue.
"In most instances it is only going to be specula-
tive as to whether a change in land use is going to in-
ure to a public official's special private gain or loss,"
said Dye. "The safest route for a council member who
is undecided is to abstain and follow the statutory pro-
cedure for abstaining."
Although she feels it is a conflict of interest for
Courtney to vote on the issue, he should be permitted
to participate in the debate, Councilwoman Carol
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said Courtney has to de-
cide whether he has a conflict or not To get a definitive
answer, council can seek an opinion from the Ethics Com-
mission or an individual can make a formal complaint.
Simches said he is also concerned that a delay in
voting on the ordinance will give others time to pur-
chase property and become grandfathered.
Courtney said he also owns residential rental property
in another district, as does Councilwoman Billie Martini.
"I'm not saying that it's because you're a renter,"
Simches told Courtney. "But this community rose up
in self-righteous wrath at the planning commission,
accusing us of collusion with real estate people and
forcing Frank Davis to resign (when the commission
considered a request by moteliers for an increase in
density in the A-1 district). I don't suspect some plot,
but your decision on that retroactive grandfathering
date could cause you to realize much greater profits."
"I'm not the only person who has bought real estate
in Holmes Beach since January of 1995," replied
Courtney. "I'm sure there are other people that will be
"I understand your concern. As to it being a con-
flict of interest, we have a lot of discussion ahead, and
it has to go back to the planning commission. The city
attorney may say this is not the prudent thing to do
because of the new property rights legislation."
"The issue of conflict of interest is not putting the
cart before the horse in terms of the public perception
of the integrity of your interest to serve the commu-
nity," Simches noted.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 0 PAGE 3 I[
Most speak out for shellfish harvest
ban; meeting set for Monday
By Paul Roat
The movement to ban the taking of
live shellfish from the waters off Mana-
tee County has taken another step for- .
Twelve people spoke to the issue .
at a Manatee County Commission :
public hearing last week. Of the 12, '
only one opposed the ban. '
Proposed is a prohibition : .
against removing live shellfish from '"-
the coastal waters of the county.
Residents of Anna Maria have com-
plained of wholesale harvesting of sand
dollars and starfish from the beaches. Excluded from
the ban are oysters, hard clams, sunray venus clams,
scallops and coquinas.
A similar harvesting ban is in effect at Sanibel Is-
land in Lee County.
Final approval or denial of the shellfish ban rests
with the governor and cabinet. The next step in the
process will be a recommendation by the Florida Ma-
rine Fisheries Commission Oct. 2 at Mote Marine
Laboratory in Sarasota.
The shellfish harvest ban was first suggested by
Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney last year. She
successfully lobbied city councils in Bradenton,
Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key and Palmetto as
well as Anna Maria to pass resolutions supporting
Only Ron Robinson of Holmes Beach spoke
against the shellfish ban last week. "My grandkids en-
joy collecting a few sand dollars," he said. "Do you
have any data that indicates there is a problem with
Beverly Willis Clark of Holmes Beach said she has
lived in the area for more than 60 years. "I do see a big
change from what it was like when I was a child," she
Bill Clark, Holmes Beach, said, "I don't think we
need to wait for a problem to develop. I don't see any
Full Service A.C.L.F.
benefit to collecting live shells when there are
so many beautiful shells that wash on our
Shirley Boyett, Anna Maria, said,
\"What annoys me it to see people
walking down the beach with buckets
Sand bags of live shells. They put
them outside their motels, and the
shells die and they stink, and the
stench is so bad they don't want to
take them home."
Dorothy Stevenhager, Bradenton,
said, "I'm an avid beachgoer, and I'm in
favor of the ban. Ecologically, something
has to be done."
Robert Milon, Holmes Beach, said, "I'm in favor
of the ban. It's very depressing to see people diving off
the beach and coming back with more sand dollars and
starfish than they can carry and they don't know what
to do with them."
Bill Worth, Anna Maria, said, "I encourage you to
stop the killing of the little animals that create the
shells. The first impression most people here have of
nature is the birds and shells at the beach, and the shells
are like fine jewels living organisms."
Joan Hampson Boyles said, "There are less big
sand dollars and starfish in the water now. It is impor-
tant that you stress education to explain the special
aspects of the shells to the beach."
Roy McChesney, Anna Maria, said, "The concern
is a bigger issue than what is at hand, it's the casual-
ness of doing what they want despite the environmen-
Sarah Nichols, Holmes Beach, said, "I've wit-
nessed people with grocery bags and vans full of live
shells leaving the beaches. This is a harvesting, an
industry, and I wonder if these people are licensed.
I said to one mother, 'If you took your child to a
dude ranch for the summer, would you allow your
child to drown a sheep to bring back to school for
show and tell?'"
M eet Lucy Figeroa and Janelle
McRee. Just a couple of our friendly faces
here to greet and assist our residents and
their families. Come meet the rest of our
staff and tour our assisted living facility.
Call ahead for an appointment and we
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Boy hit by
A 12-year-old Anna Maria student sustained in-
ternal injuries after being hit by a car while riding his
bicycle in the 5200 block of Gulf Drive Sept 20.
The boy, whose name was withheld, was
riding southbound on the sidewalk near the
Holmes Beach Marina on his way to school. A
car, driven by Senetta B. Perez of Brooksville,
was northbound on Gulf Drive and had started a
right turn onto 52nd Street.
According to the police report, as Perez be-
gan the turn, she was temporarily blinded by the
sun. At the same instant, the boy entered the in-
tersection and failed to see the vehicle. The ve-
hicle struck the front of the bicycle, throwing the
boy to the ground.
Anna Maria City
10/4, 7 p.m., Citizen Recognition Committee
10/5, 7:30 p.m., Coastal Management Seminar
9/28, 7 p.m., Final budget hearing
10/5, 7 p.m., Council meeting
9/29, 9 am., Code Enforcement Board
10/3, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
10/3, 7 p.m., Public hearing on garden center
followed by council meeting
10/4, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Business
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I[I PAGE 4 a SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Bridge study attacked, narrowly approved
By Paul Roat
A study to determine where or if a third
bridge crossing Sarasota Bay should or could be
built came under attack Monday by a consortium of
elected officials from Longboat Key, Sarasota County
The unexpected attack was launched by Sarasota
County Commissioner Jack O'Neil during a regional
transportation planning meeting. His focus: the long-
delayed study called a charrette that would determine
the social, financial and environmental consequences
of a bridge spanning the Bay between Cortez Road and
the Ringling Causeway Bridge. proposal. The charrette
would bring together all interested parties to review
feasibility and location of a new bridge.
"Here we are spending money on [a study for a
bridge] that probably will never be built," O'Neil said
of the charrette, which has a $50,000 price tag.
Palmetto Councilman Brian Williams concurred,
stating, "I think this is a great waste of taxpayer's
Work on the north triangle
of the Manatee County
Public Beach parking lot,
which included new signs
and paving, is completed
Cars traveling south on
Gulf Drive may enter the
parking lot on a newly
paved strip of road but
exiting is prohibited from
this side of the triangle.
Cars may exit the parking
lot, southbound (right-hand
turn) only, from the newly
paved portion of the triangle
to the right. Cars traveling
north on GulfDrive are no
longer permitted to make
left turns into the parking
lot Islander Photo:
money. If the people on Longboat Key don't want the
bridge, why are we even considering it?"
And Longboat Key Commissioner Bob Drohlich,
a longtime charrette opponent, said, "There've been
four studies done since the early 1980s and they have
all been negative. You can see there is absolutely no
place for a bridge landfall on the Key. This is an exer-
cise in futility."
Despite the opposition, Drohlich's motion to aban-
don the charrette failed by one vote, and the consult-
ing firm of Glatting Jackson of Orlando will conduct
the study later this year.
Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney, Manatee
County Commissioner Joe McClash and Sarasota City
Commissioner Nora Patterson led the charge to keep
the study on track.
"It's long been our thought that about 80 percent of
the traffic to the Island across Cortez Bridge goes south,
and we've always thought the best place for an additional
bridge is east of 53rd Avenue to the south end of Coquina
Anna Maria voters may decide
outcome of Ratliff's vacated seat
If and when Mark Ratliff closes on his contract to
sell his family home in Anna Maria, he'll be ineligible
to remain in his seat as city commissioner.
Or will he?
Interestingly, with an intricate knowledge of the
city's charter, Ratliff claims he could maintain his seat
on the commission until the end of his term at least.
According to Ratliff, he was required to maintain
residency six months prior to qualifying for the com-
mission race and the charter does not address any fur-
ther requirements of residency.
While he said he'll probably offer his resignation
at Tuesday's commission meeting to be effective
October 30 he didn't completely rule out the option
of staying on until the February 1996 election in order
to let the voters select his replacement.
Ratliff said, "It's a case where I can say 'I told
Ratliff submitted a charter amendment to the former
commission prior to seeking office- that would have
required the commission to fill an empty seat within a
specified time period. He re-submitted a form of amend-
ment addressing the same subject this month.
Well, he said he'd be willing to stay on the com-
mission at least until the voters can elect a new com-
missioner if the voters in Anna Maria want him.
He had just two criteria for staying on. "First,"
Ratliff said jokingly, "Somebody will have to pick up
my bar tab."
Ratliff said he thought The Islander Bystander may
be able to help him decide. "You'd be in a unique po-
sition to throw it out to the voters. If the voters don't
mind me living in Sarasota in the meantime, it will be
interesting to see what the new owners do with my
property the house I supposedly gave away."
So, how about it Anna Maria? Do you want Com-
missioner Mark Ratliff to stay on, knowing he lives in
south Sarasota, or do you want to take potluck on a
deadlocked commission or an appointee from the sit-
Anna Maria city voters only, call 778-7978 or fax
778-9392 with your choice. Be prepared to give your
name and address when you call. Please respond by
Friday, Sept. 29.
O Yes, I want Mark Ratliff to serve until the Feb. 1996 election.
0 I think Ratliff should resign the commission when he moves to Sarasota.
I I want the commission to appoint a new member to serve until the Feb. 1996
E I think we can do without a fifth commissioner until the Feb. 1996 election.
My name address
Anna Maria voters only, please reply by calling 778-7978 or FAX this form to 778-9392,
or deliver in person to The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
L ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beach," McChesney said. "I'd like to see the charrette
move forward," she said, adding that the cities of Anna
Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach have all
passed resolutions supporting the bridge study.
"If you're so crowded, maybe you should consider
a moratorium on building out there," Williams coun-
tered, apparently missing the point that most traffic to
the Island is caused by visitors going to the beaches, not
"Jack, you and Brian were not on the board when
we went through the bridge debates, which were about
the most testing that this board has ever been through"
McClash said. "I want to have all the cards put on the
table and put the third-bridge issue behind us once and
"The Sarasota City Commission voted unani-
mously for no high bridge [at the Ringling Causeway]
but the Metropolitan Planning Organization said it was
a regional issue and overruled us," Patterson said.
"Longboat Key was extremely vocal for the need of a
high bridge when that bridge is entirely within the city
limits of Sarasota. There is a potential site for the
bridge at 10th Street across the Bay to City Island, and
I don't think the idea of a charrette is out of line at all."
When Sarasota County Commissioner Eugene
Matthews found out any new bridge that may be built
would probably not be constructed until 25 years from
now, he questioned the worth of data collected now for
a bridge that far in the future.
"I don't believe the validity of that charrette study
would be there in 25 years," Matthews said. "I believe
the charrette is more political than factual."
Joining Drohlich, O'Neil, Matthews and Williams
in opposing the charrette were Sarasota-Manatee Air-
port Authority member Greg Young and Manatee
County Commissioner Maxine Hooper.
In favor of the study were McClash, Patterson,
Sarasota City Commissioner Dee Dry, Sarasota County
Commissioner David Mills, Bradenton Councilman
Fred Runnells, Venice Councilman David Farley and
North Port Commissioner Roy Hall.
McChesney, as an alternate board member for
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, could not
cast a vote according to MPO bylaws.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
said that was "not right"
He laughed when told of all the interest in
the sale. "I guess I'm always amazed at what's
news on the Island and how fast it travels."
"Yes," said the
news himself, "the
house is sold. And,
no, I'd rather not say
for how much."
Ratliff said he
too had heard rumors
of an Island real es- s
tate salesperson with
"a check in her desk
for $175,000," ready Ratliff
to make an offer on
his property. "I don't think I can do that. But if
it's true, and this deal doesn't go through, I'll
take it but I don't see that happening. I think
I got a good deal."
Ratliff said he's leaving politics because
he's leaving Anna Maria to move into his wife's
house in Sarasota. "Three houses is just too
much and it's a bit tough driving 60 miles round
trip. I don't want my wife to do that and I'm re-
ally the flexible one."
As for the future, Ratliff said his immediate
focus is to move "a family museum out of my
He said he has talked to Ellen Marshall lo-
cally as well as Manatee County and state
Democratic Party officials about his future in
politics but refused to speculate on where that
"You know how the bug can bite you,"
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 E PAGE 5 J13
Historical society earns top
Cathi O'Bannon, president of Anna Maria Island
Historical Society, holds awards recently presented
by the Bradenton Herald and the Sarasota Herald
Tribune. The society's winning project for 1995 was
completing the renovation and refurbishment of the
Anna Maria Island Museum. An embossed scrap-
book was received from the Bradenton Heraldfor
winning first place in the Fostering Civic Pride in
the Community Club Awards competition. An
inscribed gavel was presented for winning first place
in Fostering Civic Pride in the Community Club
Awards competition by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Carolyne Norwood
Anna Maria variance action awaits attorney opinion
By Cynthia Finn
"I've spent two birthdays on Anna Maria and
would like to be in a house before the next one,"
Anna Maria Motel owner Arnold Colon told the
city commission Sept. 12.
Colon is seeking a variance to build a resi-
dence for him and his wife on the 29,820-square-
foot motel parcel. The request includes permis-
sion to convert the current office and small resi-
dence into a ninth rental unit. The owner said he
has been working on the site plan with the build-
ing department since June 1994.
The Planning and Zoning Board recommended
approval of the variance by a 4-to-2 vote Aug. 30, but
board chairman Tom Turner told the commission "my
personal opinion is that the board erred."
Turner believes the parcel will have to be split into
two lots to construct the residence. He is also opposed
to the increase in density by the one rental unit which
he says is an expansion of a nonconforming use.
The commission took Turner's comments under
advisement and declined to take action. An opinion
from the city attorney may have been issued in time for
the Sept. 26 meeting.
In other business Sept. 12, the commission unani-
mously approved a lot realignment for Roser Memo-
rial Community Church to build a garage addition on
its Pine Avenue land across from the church.
Also discussed was Waste Management's fall
cleanup day in November. Commissioner George
McKay suggested the city consider a curbside pickup,
but other commissioners and audience members were
opposed to the cost of $3,000 or more. The city will
send out a letter to residents detailing what trash can
be left at the curb for regular removal service.
Commissioners and staff also agreed to set
aside the morning of Oct. 17 to host 19 Anna Maria
fifth graders at a Student Government Day.
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Islanders desert politics
The "U.S.S. Anna Maria" docked in Sarasota this
past week and a promising political player jumped ship.
Mark Ratliff, just six months into his first term on
the Anna Maria City Commission, won't really have
time to live up to his campaign promises if his resigna-
tion becomes a reality next month.
Did he fulfill a promise to follow the late Mayor
Ray Simches' example of strong, diplomatic leadership?
If he did, it was certainly a short-lived example.
He committed himself to support the Anna Maria
Island Community Center in realizing its mission.
Ratliff says he did that and in particular was successful
in increasing annual City funding to the Center.
At this newspaper's campaign forum Ratliff was the
lone candidate in favor of proceeding with much needed
bike paths as long as there were assurances the City would
be reimbursed for the estimated cost from state funds that
have been allocated for the work year 1999.
He held a lot of promise for the overwhelming major-
ity when he took the largest number of votes in the elec-
tion 484 votes or 23.4 percent of the vote, more votes
than the incumbents or the winning mayoral candidate.
The voters obviously had confidence in Ratliff.
Those who know Ratliff recognize the benefit to the
City of his young ideals. In his first attempt at political
office at age 36, he was welcomed to nearly all the politi-
cal circles revolving around the City of Anna Maria.
The Islander Bystander offers Anna Maria voters a
chance to influence Ratliff's decision at least in the
short term as it were in an opinion poll in this issue.
Meanwhile, what will all this mean to politics in
Anna Maria? Business as usual is very likely. The
present commission is far less divided on issues that in
the recent past. But rumblings about the mayoral race
are already stirring and we're months away from Anna
Maria's December filing deadline.
As a matter of fact, we hear rumbling about politics
and campaigns up and down the Island.
October's deadline for candidates to qualify for
Bradenton Beach's December election will very likely
offer a number of new seats.
In Holmes Beach, an investigation by the Florida
Ethics Commission is looking into allegations of wrong
doing in the last March's election involving an adver-
tisement placed in The Islander Bystander by political
activist Bob VanWagonner. More intimidation that will
likely result in a slap on the wrist.
There must be little else to do for folks on Anna
Maria Island if we're spending so much time in politi-
cal speculation this far in advance of city elections.
Or have we just wearied of OJ. Simpson trial cover-
age? Oops. We've tried to remain the last bastion of
Simpson-free news reporting for too long to slip up now.
Just remember, it ain't over 'til it's really over.
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Civic association speaks out
over bar noise issue
On behalf of the board of directors of the Holmes
Beach Civic Association, I want to set the record
straight regarding some of the information published in
the Islander in its Sept. 21 issue.
As reported, the Anchor Inn and its neighbors have
been involved in controversy over the level of noise
that emanates from the inn during its live band perfor-
mances. Unfortunately, resolution of the problem has
not been forthcoming, and, as so often happens in these
types of situations, the issues have become blurred and
the burden of responsibility has inappropriately shifted
as time passes and frustrations mount. The Sept. 21
editorial stands as testimony to that fact.
The neighbors of the Anchor Inn have methodi-
cally looked for a resolution of their problem through
the proper channels, i.e., the police and the mayor, and
have only resorted to enlisting public support after
those efforts failed.
Even now their diligence continues as they pass the
word through their neighborhood directly from the
mayor to call the police and allow them to enter their
homes so that the noise inside can be documented.
Until recently, they also continued to keep the lines
of communication open with Bob Tingler, owner of the
bar. It would seem that instead of receiving criticism,
these neighbors should be commended for their perse-
verance and their patience.
While our board became involved in this issue at
the request of some of our membership, we have sim-
ply tried to facilitate the neighbors' efforts at negotia-
tions with the mayor, the police and Mr. Tingler as a
way of finding a timely and amicable solution. These
efforts, unfortunately, have been unsuccessful, and as
a result we have become increasingly alarmed about
the city's responsiveness to the concerns of its citizens.
If our city ordinances are not enforceable in one
neighborhood, all neighborhoods are left unprotected.
The association is guided by its bylaws: 1. To par-
ticipate in a civic-minded manner, in the development
and direction of all public acts and activities which will
substantially affect the residents of the City of Holmes
Beach and/or the city's existing environment and gen-
eral lifestyle. 2. To promote and participate in acts
which protect, enhance, and improve the lifestyle and
well-being of the residents of Holmes Beach.
Shirley Romberger, president,
Holmes Beach Civic Association
Pig ponders past in
I would like to thank via the newspaper our good
neighbors, friends and strangers who wrote, called and
came to our house for support. The list would be too
long to name everyone.
I am Frances Bacon the registered Vietnamese pot-
bellied pig that got "kicked out" of Holmes Beach. I
really am very beautiful. They say I am even show
quality besides being very smart. I now live tempo-
rarily in Ocala with wonderful and loving people. Pot
bellied pigs and horses are 24-hour security.
I am on a diet also. The "laid-back" beach life had
me spoiled and my owner, Shirley Howden-Gillett,
gave in to all of my tantrums.
So far I am doing well under the circumstances.
Soon we will be playing that tune by Buck Owens,
"Together Again," and Holmes Beach will be just an-
other chapter in my scrapbook.
Mrs. Barbara Baker, president of Pillar Pigs, is trying
to change zoning ordinance in Manatee County. She has
been very successful in changing laws in other Florida
counties and no one has had problems because of it
Pig of your heart,
Frances Bacon, formerly of Holmes Beach
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me imagine myself on the Island.
All my best wishes for another successful year of
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder
Mary and Wilbur Hall on their wedding day.
A PROMISE KEPT
"Whereas There has been depos-
ited in the general LAND OFFICE of
the United States a Certificate of the
Register of the Land Office at
Gainesville, Florida, whereby it ap-
pears that, pursuant to the Act of Con-
gress approved 20th May, 1862, "To
Secure Homesteads to Actual Settlers
on the Public Domain," and the acts
supplemental thereto, the claim of Geo.
Emerson has been established and duly
consummate, in conformity to law, for
Lots numbered One of Section Seven
and Three of Section Eighteen in Town-
ship Three Hundred and Forty-Five of
Range Sixteen East of Tallahassee Me-
ridian in Florida containing One Hun-
dred and Twenty-four and Sixteen Hun-
dredths of an acre ...
Now know ye, That there is,
therefore, granted by the UNITED
STATES unto the heirs of the said
Geo. E. Bean, deceased, the tract of
Land above described; To have and
to hold the said tract of Land, with
the appurtenances thereof unto the
said heirs of George E. Bean, de-
ceased, and their assigns forever.
In testimony whereof, I William
McKinley, PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Have caused these letters to be made
Patent, and the seal of the General
Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand at the City of
Washington, the Seventh day of Sep-
tember, in the year of our Lord One
Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-
Nine, and of the Independence of the
United States, One Hundred and
President William McKinley
By the President, WILLIAM
All his life George Emerson had
dreamt of a place like Anna Maria.
Tales told him by his seafaring father
and uncles of romantic places had early
stirred his imagination. As a young
sailor roaming the high seas he yearned
after many a languid tropic isle.
But it was when he sailed down to
Florida from New London, Connecti-
cut, in 1865 with three of his Union
army comrades that he came upon the
land of his desire.
One golden evening they cast an-
chor in a mangrove-sheltered cove in
the lee of an arrow-shaped island called
Anna Maria and fell asleep with the
gleam of a lighthouse across the pass to
keep them company through the night.
"Some day I'll build a house here
and live in it the rest of my days," he de-
clared to his friends the next morning.
George was 26 years old then. He
was 54 and a widower his wife
Abbie died of yellow fever in 1887 -
when he moved with his four teen-
aged children into the log house he
built on the spot he'd chosen nearly 30
In early May 1898 George placed in
the Manatee River Journal the first of
six public notices. It stated that he had
"filed at the land office in Gainesville,
Fla., to make final proof in support of
his claim...before J.J. Stewart, county
judge in Braidentown, Fla., on June 18,
1898" for 124.16 acres on the island of
But George could not appear before
Judge Stewart as advertised. A series of
strokes led to his death on Sept. 3, 1898.
It fell to Mary Bean Hall to "prove up"
the family homestead a year later. She
was only 16 when she pioneered the
wild, lonely island with her father and
three younger brothers and sisters in
The Halls moved away in 1907 to
return to the evangelistic work they'd
temporarily given up out of filial duty.
Wilbur Hall died in 1944 at the age of
81. Mary later returned to the Island
where she remained until her death in
1971 at the age of 94.
Next: High hopes
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Jaws of a big
Rodney and Tina O'Quinn recently presented the
jaws of a great hammerhead shark to the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society Museum.
Rodney is the grandson of the late Frank
Cavendish, who took over ownership of the Rod and
Reel Pier in 1962.
The tale of this shark was passed along by
O'Quinn to former Historical Society President
The hammerhead weighed 1,386 pounds and mea-
sured 17 feet. A pregnant female, the shark's 143 off-
spring were removed and released in the Tampa Bay
waters off the pier.
Rodney and Tina
O'Quinn donate the
jaws of a local great
Photo: Courtesy of
one on display
Cavendish usually spent his nights fishing on the
pier. He would wrap an old tractor tire around a piling
to act as a shock absorber. His fishing line was made
up from 40 feet of heavy rope, eight feet of chain and
an enormous hook with a 14-pound stingray for bait.
Cavendish was awakened abruptly in the middle of
the night when this hammerhead hit. The entire pier
shook. Cavendish had to hold on till morning when
other fishermen helped him haul the shark up by rope
and pulley. "Doc" French dove in to tie a rope around
the hammerhead's tail.
"Grandfather stopped shark fishing after the movie
'Jaws' came out," O'Quinn told Norwood.
Council debates home
occupation license procedure
By Pat Copeland
When Don Anderson came to the Holmes Beach
City Council last week to request a home occupation li-
cense, he got a lesson in city government he's not likely
After giving Anderson's request thumbs up, council
members engaged In a lengthy but lively debate on
whether applicants should petition council for a license
or whether it should be an administrative function.
'I started going over some of the codes, and I'm con-
cerned about some of the things we do simply because
we've always done them," said Councilman Don
Maloney. "One in particular are these home occupation
license applications that are presented to us on a regular
basis. Our land development code spells out quite clearly
the regulations for home occupation licenses."
When requesting a license, the applicant receives a
copy of the regulations and assurance that the city will
enforce them, explained Maloney. The applicant signs an
acknowledgment that he has read, understands and will
comply with the regulations, and a formal application is
submitted and notarized by the city clerk.
"Having done all that, the applicant comes here and
sits and listens to Councilwoman Carol Whitmore ask
him if he was really serious when he said all those things
were true," continued Maloney. "I'm suggesting we place
the responsibility for the approval of home occupation
licenses in the hands of the city clerk."
If the applicant receives council's approval at the
work session, he must return to the next council meeting
for a vote on his request. This creates a lengthy delay
before the applicant can begin business, said Maloney.
"I still believe is should come before the council,"
said Councilwoman Billie Martini. "We listen to the
people and (our questions) bring out certain thoughts
on what they're planning on doing. This gives the
neighbors a chance to come in and speak."
Councilwoman Pat Geyer agreed with Maloney
and said "the clerk can catch the ones that do not
"It may be the only time the applicants come to a
council meeting," said Whitmore. "They must stand
twice and take an oath of truthfulness. Signing an ap-
plication doesn't mean as much as them standing up
here and taking an oath and it's on the record. I want
to know what's going on in my city and what's going
on in residents' homes."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney agreed with
Martini and Whitmore.
'The city council is very protective of the rights of the
residents and the residential character of Holmes Beach,"
he noted. "If an applicant has to stand up and look us in
the eye and say he is not using hazardous material or caus-
ing noise that's a different story from signing a document
It's more important for us to see what's going on in the city
and keep the process as it is."
"It's a shame Mr. Anderson's first exposure to city
government is a lesson in government inefficiency,"
remarked Mayor Rich Bohnenberger.
"You want to do this for all the wrong reasons,"
said resident Harry Innis. "Is it because you want to en-
force the law for certain people or because you want the
power to sit up there and rule? If they can fill out the
paperwork and comply, they shouldn't have to come in
here and be scrutinized by six people."
"I'm not trying to boss anyone," said Whitmore. "It's
one of the highlights of the meetings for me to see the
people in the community that never come (to the meet-
ings) and learn about the types of businesses in people's
"You're not the welcome wagon," retorted resident
Lee Edwards. "I think that's unreasonable for him to
have to come in and meet you and wait for 45 or 60
days so he can make a living."
City Clerk Leslie Ford said she is concerned that the
30-to-60-day approval process forces people to operate
illegally, because "they can't wait; they need to be work-
ing." This, in turn, then creates a code enforcement issue.
Martini suggested shortening the approval process.
Several residents agreed.
Gabe Simches, resident and planning commissioner,
suggested the city issue the applicant a temporary permit
while he is moving through the procedural process.
"The situation is very user unfriendly and that may
help alleviate the problem," said Bohnenberger. "The
function of the government is not to create obstacles."
If the applicant receives a temporary permit, gets
a bank account and a tax number and is then turned
down by council, it could be a problem, said Geyer.
Ford said she will get an opinion from the city at-
torney prior to the next work session Oct 17.
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"We're all really excited," reports Artists Guild
Gallery director Zoe VonAverkamp of plans for coop-
erative events among the Island's visual arts organiza-
tions and galleries.
Following an enthusiastic, Islandwide forum Sept.
11, several in-season events have been scheduled by a
corps group of artists eager to support and promote all
An evening Island Gallery Tour has been set for
Wednesday, Nov. 22, Thanksgiving eve, when the Is-
land should already be abuzz with holiday visitors and
Also in the works is a proposed expansion of the
successful Holmes Beach Island Shopping Center
Christmas open house, scheduled Friday night, Dec.
1, to include nearby galleries and locations for off-site
galleries to display their works.
That night also coincides with the setup for the
Anna Maria Art League's weekend Fine Arts Festi-
val, which typically attracts thousands of people.
Saturday, Feb. 3, will feature an Island-artists-at-
work tour and sometime during Easter week a second
tour night, an Island Gallery Parade, will be sched-
Ideas for summertime events are also being dis-
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Chamber of commerce
considers online promotion
By Cynthia Finn
"Anna Maria Online" moved one step closer to
reality Sept. 20 when the president of a local company
explained how Island businesses can reach 37 million
worldwide computer Internet users, a figure that is
growing at 8 percent per month.
Rich Swier, president of Advertising Concepts of
South Florida Inc. (ACSF), introduced his proposal to
the board of directors of the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce.
Member Jack Elka seemed to summarize the
board's enthusiastic reception. "I think we should jump
on it soon," he said, referring to ACSF's success with
its "already established" package.
That success includes contracts with the chambers
of greater Sarasota, Longboat Key, Siesta Key and
Englewood, and current negotiations with the Charlotte
Chamber. The Manatee County Chamber has linked up
to a different company that does not offer the free com-
munity pages offered by ACSF.
Elka said he met with Longboat Chamber mem-
bers recently and recommended ACSF as "the best
company to get involved in."
Elka also said he has software that could easily
convert advertising from the Chamber's upcoming
"Vacation Guide" for distribution worldwide.
One unique feature of ACSF's Global Village
Network is its free creation of a "community picture,"
a visual and verbal description of non-profit cultural
and community organizations and resources, educa-
tional opportunities, government entities and the like.
Advertisers pay for a full-color page or pages, of
which Swier showed examples. A page, or brochure,
Art League accepting
applications for March show
The Anna Maria Island Art league is now accept-
ing applications from fine artists and craftsmen who
wish to enter its juried 8th Annual Anna Maria Island
Springfest to be held on March 9 and 10, 1996, in
Entrants will be selected from slides of recent work
based on artistic merit and originality. To receive an
application, send a request along with a self-addressed,
stamped envelope to: Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Completed applications must be returned by Dec.
For further information call the league at 778-2099.
Arts and crafts booths available
for annual Heritage Days
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is now ac-
cepting reservations for booth space at the 6th Annual
Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Fair to be held Friday
and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, at the Anna Maria Island
To reserve a space or for more information call
Dawn Ingraham at 778-4368.
typically contains three photographs, 4,000 words of
text, a graphic and an E-mail form for users to make
contact with the advertiser.
Of Internet users who would access such promo-
tion, Swier said, "We can tell you by the hour of the
day and from exactly where how many people
touched your page."
He also said that typical users are 24 years of age
and older and make $60,000 or more per year. "In
other words, these are intelligent people who have
money to spend."
"The possibilities for promoting your Island are
dynamic," said Swier.
What's in it for the Chamber? Money and what
Swier called "a cheap means of communication
around the world."
If the Chamber signs a contract with ACSF, it
can earn 40 percent of the sales to Chamber mem-
bers and the company's fee structure is such that
advertisers would be encouraged to become Cham-
That contract would provide ACSF with the op-
portunity "to talk to" Chamber members and grant it
exclusivity as the official Chamber site. ACSF, not
the Chamber, would be doing the selling.
"We market heavily," said Swier.
The per-page fee for an advertiser who is a Cham-
ber member would be a one-time setup charge of $75
plus $35 per month, or $285 for the minimum six-
Non-members would pay $100 for setup plus $50
per month, or $400 for the six months.
"The first question our sales team asks," said
Swier, "is are you a Chamber member?"
Island pottery artist has display
at Island Branch Library
Anna Maria resident Deborah Keller-McCartney
will have pottery on display at the Island Branch Li-
brary during the month of October.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
For more information call the library at 778-6341.
Early October offers classes at
Rachel Kaufman, local artist and art teacher, will
speak on "Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain,"
and the use of prisma color pencils on Monday, Oct.
2, at 7 p.m. at the Artists Guild Gallery.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the
public is invited to attend.
On Tuesday, Oct. 3, painter Barbara Singer will
begin an on-going class in beginning watercolor.
The five-week session will be held on Tuesday
mornings from 10 am. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $45
for members and $50 for non-members.
The gallery is located at 5414 Marina Dr., Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
For more information call the gallery at 778-6694.
October 13-22 8:00 PM
Matinees October 15 & 22, 2:00 PM
Box Office opens October 2
Open 9 AM to 2 PM daily, except Sunday
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
Gulf Drive & Pine Avenue Anna Maria
As Independent As The Island Itself.
FEFirst National Bank
5324 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach (813) 794-6969
Main Office: 5817 Manatee Avenue West
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Bishop Planetarium to
dedicate system for
On Thursday evening, Sept. 28, the Bishop Plan-
etarium will dedicate a new installed system for the
The system was furnished to the Planetarium by
the Sertoma Club of Bradenton through a combination
of funding secured from Sertoma International and club
Wireless headsets with individual volume controls
are available to hearing impaired visitors to the Plan-
Sign up to play in
Beach House golf tourney
The Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
is now accepting applications for play in its Second
Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held at the Tara
Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the children of the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The tournament will take place on Monday, Oct.
16, at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start and four-person
The entry fee is $75 and includes green fee, cart,
embroidered golf shirt and towel, and the Dinner and
Awards Banquet immediately following the tourna-
ment at the Beach House.
The field will be divided into three flights, with
prize money for the top two teams in each flight and a
grand prize for overall top score. Flights determined by
your score. The "Hole in One Contest" will be spon-
sored by Firkins Chrysler Jeep.
The deadline for entering is Friday, Oct. 6.
For registration information call Kate Koengeter at
the Beach House at 779-2222.
Woman's Club gears up for
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, a mem-
ber of the General Federation of Womens Clubs, will
hold its first meeting of the season on Wednesday, Oct.
4, at 1 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter in Anna Maria City.
Judy Whittaker will present the program "Canine
Companions for Independence."
A day-long social trip is planned for Tuesday, Oct.
31, to the Tampa Bay Aquarium at a cost of $24 per
person. For reservations and method of payment, call
Mabel Peltier at 778-5432.
For information on becoming a member of the
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, call Sarah
Maloney, president, at 778-4865.
Island Democratic Club to
hold evening meeting
The Island Democratic Club will meet on Monday,
Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at Crabby Bill's Restaurant in Holmes
John Hamner, dean of Manatee County political
pundits, political activist, columnist and member of the
board of Swiftmud, will speak.
Call Crabby Bill's for dinner reservations at 778-
9566 if you plan to attend.
Workshop for writers at
Island Branch Library
The Gulf Coast Writers will hold a workshop at the
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach on Monday,
Oct. 2, at 10:15 am.
Participants are asked to bring original prose and
poetry to read. Visitors are welcome
For information call Jan Gooderham at 792-5295.
Boys program at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is start-
ing an evening program for boys 10 to 16 years of age
under the direction of counselor Scott Lindsey.
Activities will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29,
with a pizza party and open-gym night. The program
will then meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Trips, discussion groups, recreation, sports, pre-
vention and more are being planned. For more informa-
tion, call Lindsey at 778-1908.
Episcopal Church Women
hold first meeting
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will hold their first meeting of the year
on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Lowe Hall at 10:15 am.
Reservations are required by Monday, Oct. 2.
Those interested may sign up in Lowe Hall or call the
church office at 778-1638.
The Lamb's Wool will present the program and the
meeting will include a "pitch-in" salad or dessert lun-
All Episcopal women are welcome.
Duplicate bridge starts
There will be a duplicate bridge game at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center from noon to 3 p.m.
Thursday starting Sept. 28.
For more information, or to loan or donate dupli-
cate boards, call Roberta Barbour at 778-3519 or the
Community Center at 778-1908.
Baby makes three
Colin Jeffery Wampler snoozes comfortably in mom's
arms at the Holmes Beach Police Station. Born on July
8 to Toni and proud dad Brad, Colin weighed seven
pounds and one ounce. Toni was the guest of honor at a
luncheon given by members of the department last
week. Toni, a dispatcher with the department, has
decided to focus on a career as a mother for the time
being. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Adult repertory singers
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
announced the formation of an adult choral group un-
der the direction of Elaine Burkly, an Anna Maria resi-
dent with more than 30 years of professional group and
invididual choral conducting background.
The group will meet at the Center from 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday starting Oct. 4 and continuing until April.
Two performances during the holiday season and in
the spring will be planned, with an additional goal
of other appearances for community events, organiza-
tions and such.
All voice parts and ages will be welcome. No prior
knowledge of music is necessary and no auditions will be
required. "The only requirement is a love of singing," says
The fee will be $40 for Community Center mem-
bers, $45 for non-members. For more information, call
Burkly at 778-0720 or the Center at 778-1908.
Evening girls club
More than 15 girls are already taking part in the new
teen girls club at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, and other sixth, seventh and eighth graders are invited
to join in, reports Center counselor Liva Flesner.
Started by girls and just for girls, the club meets from
6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Monday Thursday. Its goal is to build
self esteem, increase social skills, enhance problem solv-
ing abilities and improve attitudes while having fun.
Assisting Flesner are professional counselor Shirley
Romberger and teen advisors Meredith Buckelew and
Kimberly Grogg. For information, call 778-1908.
Privateers donate to Center's kids
The Anna Maria Island Privateers presented $2,000 from their July Fourth fundraiser to Community Center
Executive Director Pierrette Kellyfor the Center's after-school program. Kelly presented the pirates with a
plaque of appreciation for their continuing support of the Island's children. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 M PAGE 11 j3
Liz Walford of Homes Beach and her daughters Ashley, 6, and Shelby, 22 months, were among 250 guests
who attended the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce luau last Saturday, with food and festivities
provided by Ato's restaurant.
Gladys Steinfurth and Clarence Reaves came for the
fine food and on-stage excitement of Ato Produc-
Otila Massaro ofAto's, standing, says aloha to Islanders, from left, Bob Willis,
Jan Kratzert and Don Gegg. Islander Photos: Cynthia Finn.
Chamber Executive Director Darcy Lee Marquis gives the welcome lei to Akela
Collins and her date, dad Paul
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44 Where seeds are
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Tourist trend changes may prompt more promotion
By Paul Roat
Tourism just ain't what it used to be in Florida.
Changes in international travel, an aging baby
boom generation with different travel trends than their
parents and intense competition among destinations -
these things are altering the tourism industry in the area
So says Larry White, executive director of the
Manatee County Tourist Development Council. White
was on the Island last week to discuss the tourist tax
and tourism with officials at the Barrier Island Elected
The tourist tax is a two- or three-cent tax de-
pending on what the county wants that was created
by the 1977 Florida Legislature.
The original purpose of the tax, White said, was to
create a fund for marketing and promoting various
parts of the state to attract visitors. That purpose was
diluted in 1978 by lawmakers, who changed the legis-
lation to allow funds to be used for the operation of
convention and visitors' bureaus.
The law has been changed almost every year,
SWhite continued, to allow tourist tax money to be used
for everything from beach renourishment to mainte-
nance of museums and the erection of sports stadiums
Locally, the Manatee County Commission ap-
proved the two-cent tourist tax in 1985, upping the
amount to three cents in 1987 with the extra penny
going solely for beach renourishment programs on
Anna Maria Island.
The remaining two cents of tourist tax money is
broken out into advertising and promoting the county
to visitors, operation of the Manatee Convention Cen-
ter, administration and for operation of McKechnie
Field for the Pittsburgh Pirates spring training camp.
The convention center showed a profit this year -
the first time since it was built 11 years ago. White
hopes to use some of the surplus funds for the original
intent of the tourist tax revenue: advertising and pro-
motion of Manatee County to attract more visitors dur-
ing the "off' season of summer.
Why are added promotional funds necessary?
The number of tourists regular, long-time tour-
ists to the area is diminishing by three to five per-
cent every year.
Changes in the Canadian government's rules for
length-of-stay out of the country have produced 33
percent fewer Canadian visitors to the United States
than four years ago. The poor exchange rate for Cana-
dian dollars to U.S. dollars is also a factor resulting in
less visitors from Canada.
And an aging baby boom generation is producing
widespread changes in the way people vacation today
from what they did 10 or 20 years ago. People don't
stay in one area any longer, preferring to move from
one part of the state to another to see and do more than
their more sedentary parents and grandparents did.
Younger people also don't take such long vaca-
tions. They prefer to take a winter ski trip and a sum-
mer diving trip, say, rather than come to the Island for
the entire winter or summer.
Another element in the diminishing tourist pie is
the intense competition among resort destinations.
Beach areas in Lee and Pinellas Counties are mount-
ing massive advertising campaigns to attract visitors
And the red tide outbreak this summer drove tour-
ists away from the Island while causing a boom in
motel and hotel accommodations inland, especially
near the interstate, White said.
White did predict a successful winter tourist season
for 1995-96 based on the unfortunate hurricane devasta-
tion in the islands in the Caribbean. With the resorts there
wiped out by the storms and the infrastructure in shambles,
people who would normally go to Antigua or St. Martin
will now look to other venues for their sun, sand and surf
-sites such as Anna Maria Island.
White's proposal to fund more promotions was
opposed by some city officials.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
raised the question of the lack of Island representation
on the tourist development board.
"We don't have a representative on your board, yet
the Island is what you're promoting around the world,"
she said. "We don't have any say in your promotions,
and that's just not right."
Holmes Beach Councilman Luke Courtney is a
member of the tourist development board, but he serves
on it in the capacity of a hotel owner not as an official.
Former Longboat Key Town Commissioner Chuck
Loiselle also was leery of White's promotion proposal.
"I think you're doing too much," Loiselle said.
"The number of European visitors on Longboat Key
during the summer it's too saturated. I think you
need to wait until the infrastructure is in place to sup-
port the extra tourists."
Although White requested a consensus approval of
his promotional proposal, none was forthcoming.
"I think we are neither encouraging nor discourag-
ing you," Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney said.
"We just want our businesses to survive here."
Hats off to county's
-Ricki Arnold guides
': her daughter into the
Gulf for the first time
in five years. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Bill
Ricki and Bill Arnold of Bradenton
Beach are excited about the newest ad-
dition at the Manatee County Public
Beach. It's called the "surf chair."
During the five years that the
Arnolds have lived here, they had never
been able to fulfill their 30-year-old dis-
abled daughter Cheryll Marie's wish: to
swim in the Gulf of Mexico.
That wish came true recently.
Joined by neighbors Aileen and Dick
Suhre, the Arnolds took Cheryll Marie
to the beach for lunch, then surprised her
with the vehicle that enabled her to cool
off in the surf.
The county lifeguards in Holmes
Beach oversee use of two surf chairs.
There is no charge. Users simply leave
a driver's license as a deposit. The chair
is lightweight and easy to maneuver.
Ricki, a remotivation specialist
and volunteer coordinator at Freedom
Care Pavilion, and her daughter, a stu-
dent at Manatee Community College,
were among the first graduates last
year of the Florida Disabilities
Council's nine-month Partners in
Policy Making course for parents and
During that course, Ricki says one
of Cheryll Marie's main concerns was
how she might be able to swim.
"Now it's possible," says Ricki,
who also looks forward to seeing Free-
dom Care residents get out to the beach
and into the water.
"It was a wonderful surprise for us
and for Cheryll Marie," Ricki says.
"We're very grateful to Manatee
The Anna Maria Island Community Center wants you can also qualify for the Center's kids' cooking con-
H e y k id s to hear from all you kids who love to get into the test to be run during the Anna Maria Homecoming festivi-
H e y k id s kitchen and stir up tasty surprises, ties on Oct 21. On that date you'll be making your deli-
A special children's section is being added to the cious favorites for a panel of Center judges.
g e t co o k in Center's second edition of "A Taste of Paradise" So get cooking kids, and send in those recipes or
g e y cookbook. drop them off at the Community Center as soon aspos-
Not only might your tasty creation be published, but sible. For more information, call 778-1908.
Sat., Oct. 14
9am to 1pm
At the Anna Maria
Presented by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
and Anna Maria Island Deputies with the Anna Maria
Kiwanis Club. Co-ordinated by Deputy Julius Dengler
The Islander Bystander, Island Foods, Islanders' Market,
Pittsburgh Pirates, Air & Energy, Sandbar Restaurant,
Galati Marine, Subway-Holmes Beach, Beaver Products,
59th Street Bicycles and Joe's Eats & Sweets
Only Rodeo Riders will be eligible for PRIZES!
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER m SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 m PAGE 13 EiM
Bud Atteridge says there will be breakfast
champagne for all his friends down at Linda's
Sunny Side Up Cafe on Oct. 2.
That's the day Bud, the famed Island Poet,
turns 95 years of age.
Bud and his wife of 60 years, Laura, who
died in 1986, first came to the Island in the
1940s. Despite those who told them the heat and
bugs would drive them off, they chose to settle
here year-round in the '60s.
And Bud, who's traveled to 56 countries,
can't imagine living anywhere better.
Bud's published poetry career began in 1980
with "The Beachcomber," after he became
known for the risque verse he wrote for his
friends. He's written thousands of poems since,
including his current weekly contributions to The
Islander Bystander, the St. Bernard Catholic
Church bulletin and "Pine Country Backroads,"
a northern Louisiana paper.
"All the Irish are poets or kings," says Bud.
"I'm no king."
King or not, Bud says he's got the secret to
a happy life: "Don't ever lose your sense of hu-
mor. You can't go wrong if you keep smiling!"
The Island Poet
So I left the Island for Bradenton, 'cause I had
a dinner date,
And because it was such a short drive I was sure
I wouldn't be late.
But the cars were bumper to bumper and moved
a foot at a time,
So I could see us having dinner around about
half past nine.
And when I got to the Palma Sola Beach, the
traffic was going so slow,
That I was just crawling along, for there was no
place else to go.
And I thought all those drivers were just a
bunch of meanies,
Till I found what slowed us down was a couple
of string bikinis.
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Cooper and Wilsie
George and Shirley Cooper of Bradenton announce
the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Christina
Cooper, to Christopher Michael Wilsie of Cortez, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gorby of Cortez and Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Wilsie of Arkansas.
The couple will wed Sept. 30 in Holmes Beach.
Miss Cooper is employed at Toys R Us.
The bridegroom-elect is employed at Sun Hy-
Thomas A. McKay
Thomas A. McKay of Hixson, Tenn., and formerly
of Anna Maria, died Sept. 20 in Hixson.
Born in Harmony, Minn., Mr. McKay came to
Anna Maria in 1957. He owned a marina which is now
the Anna Maria Yacht Club. He served as a city com-
missioner in Anna Maria, was one of the organizers of
the Island Bank, serving on its board for 20 years,and
also was an associate member of the Island Baptist
Church. He was chairman of the Lakeland Housing
Authority Board for 10 years. He was a 32nd-degree
Mason with Lakeland Lodge No. 91 Free and Accepted
Masons, and also was a member of the Wears Hunt
He is survived by his wife, Jo; a daughter, Dodie
Ellis of Hixson; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in Tennessee. Chat-
tanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, Hixson, Tenn.,
was in charge of the arrangements.
JIM PAGE 14 0 SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
While summer business is slow, lots of businesses
invest some time and energy into sprucing up.
At Gulf Drive Cafe on the beach in Bradenton
Beach, the sprucing has been major. They've improved
just about everything improvable. You know they
wouldn't dare mess with any of the popular recipes or
the Belgian waffles but wait 'til you see the place.
Palms on the beach in front of the patio enhance the
view and photo opportunities at sunset. The new, pink
exterior enhances your chances of spotting them on
Gulf Drive. The lighter interior will certainly brighten
your dining experience.
Owner Tom Chipain invited friends, regular cus-
tomers, the folks at Bradenton Beach City Hall and the
media to a restoration celebration to kick off the new
season at Gulf Drive Cafe. And aren't we all ready for
a new season to begin?
We invited news about Islanders' vacations in this
column recently and the reports are pouring in.
As we speak, Islanders are heading back into town
in droves. They're back from vacations to all points of
the compass. Back from a summer away from heat.
Back from exotic ports and faraway countries.
Norm and Jane Chesmore, owners of Ches's Pasta
Plus, first journeyed off on a cruise this summer and
Golfers who are really "teed off' at crime can take
a healthy swing at it in the Fourth Annual Manatee
County Crime Stoppers Golf tournament to be held
Saturday, Oct 7, at the River Run Golf Links.
Proceeds will benefit the Crime Stoppers pro-
gram. Crime Stoppers is entirely dependent upon
voluntary financial support. The group offers re-
wards up to $1,000 for anonymous "tips" about
wanted criminals. Many criminals have been appre-
hended through the efforts of the Crime Stoppers.
Closed for Vacation
Monday, Oct 2
Be a 383-0689
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*- .- w North Longboat Key
RESTAURANT & PUB
OPEN FOR BREAKFAST & LUNCH
Mon-Sat 7:30 AM to 2 PM w Sunday 8 AM to 1 PM
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Sunday 8 AM to 10 PM
PUB MENU AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM WEEKDAYS
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Mexican Specials & Happy Hour During the Game
NOW OPEN SUNDAYS FOR FOOTBALL
Serving Pub Menu & Sunday Specials
Corner of Gulf Dr. & Palmetto Ave. in Anna Maria
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New on the Key
Owners of Longboat Tavern welcomed chamber members to a ribbon-cutting and reception to celebrate their
opening in September. Anne and Keith Morgan and Patricia and Michael Miles offer some delicious pints of
ale from the remodeled interior including fine mahogany woodworking, a beautiful fireplace, lush fabrics and
delicate stained glass. It's old world elegant and most inviting inside what was formerly La Scala and until
most recently, the Hunt Club, at the Centre Shops on Longboat Key. Islander Photo: Courtesty of Taste, The
then traveled by air to the Grand Canyon. After a short
stop back on Anna Maria they took off on a motor trip
to Niagara Falls, Quebec City and Toronto before set-
tling in a chalet in Vermont. They're back this week
and reopened as of Wednesday hopefully not too ex-
hausted to begin another season's worth of great
Meanwhile, regular world travelers Francois and
Andre Gotti, owners of Chez Andre, are staying on the
Island for their vacation. Their plans call for fixing up
and painting in preparation for another busy year. Look
forward to them reopening on Oct. 10.
Being in the same shopping center with Chez
Andre, neighbors in fact, can be tough when they're
gone. We watch the disappointed looks on the faces of
would-be patrons on a daily basis instead of just on
Monday when they're always closed.
This week we're sharing a vacation story that in-
volves house swapping abroad. While you're soaking
up culture overseas, your European counterpart enjoys
the pleasures of paradise in your digs on Anna Maria.
And the only expense for your trip is the travel.
It makes for a perfect situation zero population
expansion tourism. ZPET. On an Island that seems to
burst its seams in the winter, that can be a good thing.
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Sodas, Shakes & Sundaes
Yogurts (fat free, low fat)
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(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
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Mon-Thurs Open 8 AM
7 AM to 10 PM Sat & Sun
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The tournament will get underway with a
"shot gun start" and "four-man scramble" at 8:30
Trophies, many door prizes and "goody bag"
items, gift certificates, drinks and a luncheon in
the dining hall at River Run will all be included
in the $60 tax deductible donation per player.
Registration forms can be obtained by calling
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine at 778-
The soul of Europe in the heart of Longboat Key
Award winning Italian Continental Cuisine
383-8898 Ivo Scafa, Proprietor
Adjoining Four Winds Beach Resort
An elegant resort on the Gulf of Mexico
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 M PAGE 15 ImJ
An unforgettable home exchange in Belgium
Barbara and Clark Leips of Holmes Beach spent four
weeks this past summer in Belgium. Clark details their
adventure in this special report to The Islander Bystander.
Barbara and I arrived at Brussels International Air-
port at 8 am. on a sunny, warm Wednesday. The ex-
citement of this heart-of-Europe city, the sound of
many languages and unusual costumes erased the tired
feeling of international travel.
We passed through immigration quickly and cus-
toms didn't stop us unlike an African gentleman
trying to explain a suitcase full of sugar cane and oth-
ers pulling piles of clothing from overstuffed suitcases.
Maybe it helps to be well-dressed Americans.
In the reception area, Frans a well-dressed
young man appeared with a welcome sign and a
warm smile. He drove us the 30 miles to Lokeren,
population about 30,000, our new home for four weeks.
We cruised about 75 mph, but were often passed as
though we were standing still.
The two-story, brick home was truly lovely. We
entered by a cobblestone side drive into a large, garden-
type backyard completely surrounded by tall hedges. A
short brick wall bordered a large brick patio with
heavy, wooden outdoor furniture. The seven-room
modern home was perfect.
Willy Linthout, our host, is a famous comic-book
artist. The home was full of antique toys and one of the
largest comic-book collections around.
One-half block away were a butcher, baker and
small cafe with friendly people and umbrella tables.
Belgium has 800 different beers to sample and the
Belgians drink it with all meals, even breakfast.
James, a friendly French bulldog we agreed to care
for, was a real pleasure. Our evening walks provided a
wonderful way to meet the neighbors and see our neigh-
The train was five minutes from our house and
parking was free. We visited world-famous cities like
Antwerp, Brussels, Bruge and Ghent, all famous for
their architectural landmarks. Belgium abounds with
the works of such masters as the Van Eyck brothers,
Peter Paul Rubens and many others.
I enjoyed checking out the beach at Ostende on the
North Sea. Auto trips to Waterloo, the Netherlands (15
miles), various castles and the countryside for a picnic
lunch were very easy.
Bridge Tender Inn
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Sunday 2-6 pm
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135 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
That's Barbara Leips in the home-base city of Lokeren, from which the Leips visited other world-famous
cities. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Clark Leips.
The TGV train to Paris was better than flying and
darn near as fast at 190 mph. Three nights at a Holiday
Inn away from the tourist area was a good choice.
The metro and bus systems are simple and inexpen-
sive. We spent five hours in the Louvre and could have
spent five days. I never realized the magnificence of the
masterpieces until I saw them in person. I love Paris.
We also visited friends in Germany who often
come to Anna Maria Island. We have never been so
nicely treated. They even gave us a nice apartment near
the Rhine. They are very proud of their country and
from what we saw, should be.
Having a home base prevents homesickness. We also
enjoyed a visit from Roy and Lorraine Woodard of Sun-
bow Bay. It was fun to share a little of this experience.
The ambiance of Europe with its laid-back at-
mosphere, sidewalk cafes, bustling center markets,
ever-present bicycles and convenient transportation -
is a pleasant contrast to our structured life here. They
seem to get along quite well without so many rules. We
never felt threatened anywhere.
We cannot wait for our next exchange. This was
the fastest four weeks ever and we could easily spend
another month in Belgium!
Mr. Leips recommends Home Link USA in Key
West for home exchanges. Call them toll free at 1-800-
638-3841 for more information on qualifying. A listing
fee of $75-80 is required.
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Art League announces
October class schedule
The Anna Maria Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, has announced its schedule of classes
for October as follows:
Monday, Oct. 2
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Thursday, Oct. 5
Friday, Oct. 6
Beginner Fabric Creations
and Stained Glass
Beginner and Advanced
Stained Glass Beginner and
Advanced and Watercolor for
Beginner and Advanced
Prisma Color Pencils
Prisma Color Pencils
Watercolor for Beginners and
Monday, Oct. 2 Children's Crafts
Tuesday, Oct. 3 Prisma Color Pencil
Wednesday, Oct. 4 Prisma Color Pencil
Call the league at 778-2099 for class time, cost,
supply lists and registration requirements.
Free tickets to be distributed for
Army Field Band Concert
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will present
a free concert by the United States Army Field Band,
known throughout the world as the Musical Ambassa-
dors of the Army, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Also performing will be the 29-member Soldiers'
Free tickets, limited to two per person, will be dis-
tributed at 10 am., Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Van Wezel
Bayside Lobby of the performing arts hall at 777 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
For more information call the Van Wezel box of-
fice at 953-3366.
Jazz Club of Sarasota
to offer scholarships
For the sixth year, the Jazz Club of Sarasota has
announced plans to award approximately $5,000 in
cash and college scholarships to assist talented young
musicians residing in Manatee and Sarasota counties
who wish to pursue careers in jazz or jazz education.
The competition is open to all high school and col-
lege students who live in the area although they may be
attending college elsewhere.
The criteria for selection will be merit and demon-
strated ability and interest in jazz music.
Applications and requirements for the videotape
audition may be obtained from the Jazz Club office,
290 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota. School guidance offices
will also have them available. Applicants do not have
to be in school to apply, as long as they are studying an
instrument privately or playing in a musical group.
The awards will be given in June. Deadline for
application is Feb. 1, 1996.
Further information may be obtained by calling the
Jazz Club at 366-1552.
Sarasota Blues Festival
just around the corner
The 5th Annual Sarasota Blues Festival will rock
your blue socks off with performances by Buddy Guy,
the Chris Duarte Group, Sandra Hall, and more.
The festival will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, at the
Sarasota Fairgrounds. Gates will open at noon followed
by the music at 1 p.m.
Tickets and information are available at all
Ticketmaster locations. Tickets are $12.50 plus a ser-
vice charge in advance and $18 day of show.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the organi-
zation for the rehabilitation of the John Ringling Tow-
ers and United Cerebral Palsy.
Open auditions to be held
for Christmas spectacular
On Sunday, Oct. 1, Show Biz Productions will
hold an open casting call at the Sarasota Opera House
in Sarasota for dancers, singers, actors, and volunteers
needed for a Christmas Spectacular production to run
from Wednesday, Dec. 13, through Sunday, Dec. 17.
Call Show Biz Productions, located at 4301 32nd
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and to register your name and address before the audi-
tion at 755-8002.
MCC play depicts threat
to nation's forests
Manatee Community College Studio 84 Produc-
tions will present "Betty the Yeti," an eco-fable by
playwright Jon Klein, in a series of performances be-
ginning Saturday, Sept. 30, in Neel Auditorium, 5840
26th St. W., Bradenton.
Klein said the title character represents the mystery
and beauty of this nation's ancient forests. Like the
Willamette National Forest of Oregon, the setting for
the play, Betty faces the threat of extinction. Unlike the
forests, however, Betty can help fend off her fate.
In addition to Sept. 30, performances will be held
on Oct. 3, 5 and 7. General admission tickets are $6.
For more information, call the Neel Auditorium
Box Office at 755-1511, ext. 4240.
"Our House" Drop In Center, a program of Vol-
unteers of America, will sponsor a Candlelight Vigil on
Sunday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Manatee County
Historical Park Church. The vigil is to represent the de-
stigmatization of mental illness. The event is part of
Mental Illness Awareness Week. The week will end
with a "Race Against Stigma," a 5-K run and one-mile
walk, held at G.T. Bray Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6
p.m. Information: 727-8704.
During the period of Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota, will offer Florida residents $2 off admission
to the aquarium and three free weekends for children
- Oct. 13, 14, and 15 and the first two weekends in
November. Information: 388-4441.
The German American Club of Manatee County
will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. at Bayshore
Gardens Recreation Center, 6919 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 756-5180.
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Scholars in training
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Sept. 15.
First row, left to right are Kelsey Taylor and LuLu Barber. Second row, left to right, are Lindsey
Wickersham. Bailey Porter, Robert Chandler, Sean Nyman, Kahla Zeimis, Sarah Claussen, and Elise
Mundy. Back row, left to right, are Ashley Lane, Brittany Parker, Taylor Manning, Billy Malfese,
Mario Torres and Shawn Wall.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 E PAGE 17 ID3
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Breakfast: French Toast, Fresh Fruit
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Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast, Strawberry Fruit Cup
Lunch: Spaghetti or Chicken Wings, Roll, Green Beans,
Breakfast: Cheese & Toast, Potato Triangles
Lunch: Baked Chicken w/Barbecue Sauce or Mini Chef
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Breakfast: Cereal, Peaches
SLunch: Fiestada Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, Corn, Juice, *
All meals served with milk.
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imaginations and talents to make the proverbial
"better bug trap." Shawn Wall, standing left, named
his invention "Bugs in a Box." Nichole Buky displays
her "Foil the Ants" contraption and David Lanzillo,
a student with high "ant-spirations," named his trap
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[i PAGE 18 a SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 18, larceny of a bicycle, Oak Avenue and
Gulf Drive North.
Sept. 21, trespass warning, 400 block of Spring
Avenue. The subject was given a trespass warning as the
result of a verbal disagreement with the complainant.
Sept. 16, Marchman Act, 2000 block of Avenue
C. The officer found the subject under the residence
and noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.
The subject said he was staying in the house which was
vacant. Then he said he lived in Sarasota, and then he
told the officer he could not tell where he lived because
it was "top secret military business." The subject was
placed in custody.
Sept. 16, information, 2500 block of Gulf Drive
North. The officer spoke to the subject who said he was
depressed and afraid of hurting himself. He asked to be
placed in custody under the Baker Act, and the officer
transported him to Glen Oaks.
Sept. 17, retail theft, trespass warning, 100 Gulf
Drive North, Circle K. The complainant observed the
subject concealing seven bottles of wine coolers, two
sandwiches and two cheesecakes in his shorts. When
confronted, the subject put the items back.
Upon the officer's arrival, the complainant identi-
fied the subject, who was still on the premises. The
officer issued a summons to appear and a trespass
warning to the subject.
Sept. 19, grand theft, 100block of 13th Street South.
The officer was contacted by a Florida Highway Patrol
deputy and advised that he caught three Bradenton Beach
juveniles riding on Interstate 75 in a golf cart on Sept. 17.
Later the same day, the deputy caught the same three ju-
veniles riding on the Interstate on a stolen bicycle. The
juveniles were placed in custody.
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Sept. 15, code violation, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee County Public Beach. The officer on patrol ob-
served the subject setting up a stand to sell wares at the
intersection of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive. The
officer told the subject he must have a license, and he
packed up and left the area.
Sept. 15, burglary, 3244 East Bay Drive, Marco
Polo's Pizza and Ice Cream. The complainant reported
a person unknown broke the front door lock, broke into
the cash register and removed $16 in quarters. The
freezer was entered and the door left open. The ice
cream freezer was left open.
Sept. 16, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the
business. The officer set up the decibel meter inside the
house and at the edge of the property and reported there
was no violation. The officer said he could hear the
music inside the house, but there was no vibration.
Sept. 16, noise, 3801 East Bay Drive, Sunbow
Bay. The complainant reported construction noise
woke her up two mornings in a row. The officer spoke
to the contractor who said the noise would stop in two
or three hours. The officer said the noise did not appear
to be exceeding the limit. The contractor said he would
work on a solution with the neighbor.
Sept. 16, damage, 3000 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported $35 damage to the mailbox post.
Sept. 16, disturbance, 100 block of 31st Street.
The complainant reported he was involved in an argu-
ment with the subject renting his father's property. He
said he was trying to mow the lawn, and the subject
would not move yard sale items. Both said they would
discuss the problem with the property owner.
Sept. 16, assist EMS, 200 block of Haverkos. The
officer assisted with a subject who said he ate some
mushrooms and felt ill. He was checked by EMS who
said he would be okay. The officer warned him about
using a controlled substance.
Sept. 16, information, 5900 block of Marina
Re-oenig Wenesay Spteber
Drive. The complainant reported her son and a friend
left in a vehicle, and neither has a driver's license. They
were not found.
Sept. 16, suspicious, 200 block of South Harbor
Lane. The officer responded in reference to a subject
lying in the parking lot. The officer located the sub-
ject, who was extremely intoxicated, and transported
him to his residence.
Sept. 17, suspicious, 5400 Holmes Blvd.,
laundromat. The officer was checking the business and
found a ceiling tile near the office missing and scuff marks
on the wall. It appeared someone had tried to climb the
wall, noted the officer, and the business lights were turned
off. The owner responded and said the ceiling tile was in
place earlier in the evening. The officer checked the office
and found no signs of criminal activity.
Sept. 17, burglary to an automobile, 500 block of
75th Street. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered the vehicle and removed a radio valued
at $300 and a wallet containing identification, a
driver's license and a credit card. During the burglary,
the dashboard was broken and wires were left dangling.
Sept. 17, suspicious vehicle, 4900 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer responded to a report of a pick-up
truck filled with bicycles parked along the side of the
road. The truck was not found.
Sept. 17, petty larceny, 4408 Gulf Drive, Church
of the Annunciation. The complainant reported her
wallet was stolen. She said $400 was charged to one of
her credit cards. The wallet also contained $150 to
$200 in traveler's checks and $30 to $50 in cash.
Sept. 18, suspicious vehicle, 700 block of Manatee
Avenue. An MSO deputy located a motorcycle reported
being operated recklessly and issued the operator four
UTCs (uniform traffic citations) and a summons.
Sept. 18, assistance, 3300 block of Sixth Ave. The
officer contacted GTE regarding a downed wire.
Sept. 18, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at
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Sept. 20, code violation, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee County Public Beach. The complainant reported a
subject handing out promotional material for a resort.
The officer informed the subject the activity violated
a city ordinance. The subject said her employer told her
the activity was approved and left the area.
Sept. 21, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported loud music coming from
the bar. The officer entered the residence and re-
ported he could hear the bags over the volume of the
television, which appeared to be at normal listening
level. The officer reported the vibration was small,
and he did not believe the noise would exceed the
allowable level. He spoke to the bar's owner who
said he would have the band turn down the music.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Station Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Sept 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 22-foot pleasure
craft taking on water near Cape Haze. Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel "Deputy Dog" towed the disabled craft
to port, where it was hauled from the water.
Sept. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 18-foot plea-
sure craft in Lemon Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
sel "Deputy Dog" towed the disabled craft to Stump
Sept. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot sailing vessel
taking on water in Sarasota Bay. A boat from Station
Cortez responded, assisted the sailboat in setting an
anchor and removed the people on board in order to
respond to another rescue call.
Sept. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 17-foot pleasure craft
taking on water in Lemon Bay. Coast Guard vessel
212526 and Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel "Mom
and Pop" responded and escorted the vessel to Tom
Adams Boat Ramp.
Sept. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Sta-
tion Cortez received a report of a 43-foot motor
vessel taking on water one mile northwest of
Venice Inlet. A Coast Guard boat responded and
investigated the damage. No further assistance
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Shells, blowhards and big cats
By Bob Ardren
Some of us were about to lose hope on the live
shell issue. Delay after delay by the Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission had us questioning whether any-
thing would ever happen. But it has.
The MFC finally announced last week it will take
up the Island's request for a ban on the harvesting of
live shells during its October 2 meeting at Mote Marine
Laboratory in Sarasota. It's about time.
A quick check with the MFC office in the Holy
City (Tallahassee) reveals the issue is on the agenda for
Monday, the first day of the three-day gathering. MFC
staff was unable to tell me exactly what time the item
would come up, but estimate it will be "either late
morning or early afternoon."
Public input on the question of whether to ban live
shell harvesting locally will be welcomed. Obviously,
the public is also welcome to the entire MFC meeting.
Blaming the blowhards
Leaf blowers are one of those gadgets you either
love or hate. For some folks they make the work go
faster and even make it fun. For others, they're noisy
stupid things that simply blow dirt around rather than
picking it up and properly disposing of it.
As more and more folks use these blowers, a new
problem is showing up. Leaves and grass clippings
innocently or not-so-innocently blown into the street or
drainage ditches are ending up in our waters.
Picture this: your grass clippings are blown into the
street, where they're washed away in the next shower.
Once in a storm sewer or drainage ditch the clippings
make their way into the Sound, along with the accom-
panying fertilizers and pesticides.
There's no question fertilizers and pesticides are a
big part of the problem with our local waters. Nitrogen,
for example, encourages the growth of algae. This in
turn depletes the oxygen and light in the Sound, caus-
ing marine life to die.
Sure, picking up your clippings and bagging or
composting them is little more work. But consider the
dolphins frequenting our waters. Scientists tell us these
creatures are clearly being harmed by pollutants and we
humans are the cause of most chemicals.
So pick up those clippings. Or just leave them on
the grass. But please don't blow them into the street,
storm sewers or drainage ditches.
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Betty Jo Haddix of Cortez with Mufasa. Islander
Photo: Bob Ardren
And when you're done with the yard work, take a
break and wander over to enjoy our beautiful waters.
A couple of cats living in the yard behind my house
make it very clear that as long as I feed them well, I'm
welcome to use their yard. That's about the extent of
my relationships with cats.
But some folks go way beyond that.
Take Betty Jo Haddix of Cortez. She shows cats
and I met her at a cat show I was attending under pro-
test in Palmetto last weekend. The sheer size of her cat
named Mufasa stopped me in my tracks.
Now I'm not talking about one of those funny little
cats with the pushed-in faces or the skinny-as-a-rail
critters that look too delicate to ever step outdoors.
Haddix shows Maine Coon cats.
This one is 13 months old and weighs 18 pounds.
America's original long-haired cat, Maine Coon
cats were discovered roaming the rocky coasts of New
England. Historians believe they're probably descen-
dants of ratters on the early sailing ships to America.
In other words, they'd probably qualify for mem-
bership in the Daughters of the American Revolution,
if they weren't cats.
Named Maine Coons because of where they were
discovered and their coloration, one look and you'll know
there's no question these critters come from working
stock. Mufasa looked as though she could easily take on
- and out any dog in my neighborhood.
And yes, Mufasa not only stopped me, she did the
same thing to the judges. There, hanging on the front
of her cage, was a big purple ribbon declaring her "Best
of Breed" at the show.
It's amazing what you can learn, even when being
dragged off to a dar cat show.
See you next week.
Community center soccer standings
Premier League, 14-16 year olds
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander
Strikers 2 6 pts.
Arsonals 1 0 1 4 pts.
Hustlers 0-1-1 1 pt.
Lightning 0- 2 Opt.
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Division 2, 8-10 year olds
Dowling Park 2 -0 6 pts.
Island Animal Clinic 2 0 6 pts.
Ben Webb Landscaping 1 1 3 pts.
Joe's Eats & Sweets 1 1 3 pts.
Island Pest Control 0 2 0 pts.
Uncle Dan's Place 0 2 0 pts.
Division 3, 5-7 year olds
Standings and records not kept.
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SManatee Avenue West
(at Leverocks & Galati Marine)
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Fall fishing features reds, flounder, snook
By Capt Mike Heistand
Despite some red tide woes this summer, the fish-
ing still is good near the Island. The best bets for the
week ahead continue to be redfish, snook and a few
flounder in the backwaters, grouper in the Gulf. There
are a few reports of kingfish and mackerel being
caught, a clear sign that fall is on its way.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier anglers
are catching lots of mangrove snapper, a few pompano
and some permit. Pier regular Don caught a 36-inch
snook Sunday morning, and Todd from the Rod and
Reel Motel caught a 26-inch redfish.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fish-
ers there are catching a lot of mangrove snapper as well
as some big snook. There's no problem with red tide at
the pier, Dave added.
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 60 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trip averaged 75 head of lane snapper, grou-
per, vermilion snapper and porgies. The nine-hour trip
averaged 60 head of mangrove snapper, red and black
grouper, lane snapper, scamp and porgies.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said things are back
to normal, with plenty of bait both to the north and
south. His charters are catching lots of snook, redfish,
trout and a slew of yellow tail jacks in the Bays. Mack-
erel are starting to show up, as are cobia, and mangrove
snapper fishing is about at its peak now.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said Team Galati -
Glen Corder, George Ruess, Jim Robbins and Chris
himself won a grouper tournament at Captains Club
in Englewood. Their wining fish was a 13.8-pounder.
Way to go! By the way, Chris added that there are
plenty of weed lines about 30 miles from shore in the
October community center soccer schedule
Premier League, 14-16 year olds
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander
Wed., 9/27 Strikers vs. Hustlers 6 p.m.
Arsonals vs. Lightning 6:35 p.m.
Mon., 10/2 Lightning vs. Strikers 6 p.m.
Hustlers vs. Arsonals 6:35 p.m.
First team listed is home team.
Division 1, 11-13 year olds
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wed., 9/27 Island Real Estate vs. Mr. Bones
Thurs., 9/28 Mr. Bones vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Tues., Oct. 3 Galati Marine vs. Island Real Estate
First team listed is home team.
Adult soccer Friday nights
The Community Center is beginning an adult
soccer program for those 16 years of age and up from
7 to 9 p.m. on Friday nights. Registration is $22 per
player plus $2 per night. Information, call 778-1908.
Deep Sea Sports Fishing
P.O. Box 594 Captain Phil Shields
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 778-2727
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
hu9/28 1:56 2.5ft 8:54 0.1ft 4:04 1.7ft 7:52 1.3ft
:I9/29 2:38 2.6ft 9:57 0.2ft 5:29 1.6ft 8:18 1.4ft
iat9/30 3:24 2.5ft 11:11 0.2ft - -
iun 10/1 4:30 2.4ft - 12:38 0.3ft
Mon 10/2 5:59 2.2ft - 10:05 1.7ft 1:59 0.4ft
Tue10/3 7:45 2.1ft 1:19 1.5ft 10:31 1.7ff 3:06 0.4ft
Ned 10/4 9:18 2.1ft 3:00 1.3ff 10:56 1.8ft 4:02 0.5ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Division 2, 8-10 year olds
All games begin at 6 p.m.
Wed., 9/27 Dowling Park vs. Island Animal
Thurs., 9/28 Joe's Eats & Sweets vs. Ben Webb
Tues., 10/3 Dowling Park vs. Joe's Eats & Sweets
First team listed is home team.
Division 3, 5-7 year olds
Thurs., 9/28 B&M Heating & Cooling vs.
Longboat Observer, 6 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. Beach Barn, 7 p.m.
Tues., 10/3 B&M Heating & Cooling vs. School
for Const. Play, 6 p.m.
Beach Barn vs. LB Observer, 7 p.m.
First team listed is home team.
A lunker of a
Charlie Conrad of
Bradenton caught this
,. 36-inch, 13-pound
snook while fishing off
the Palma Sola Cause-
way. He used live
shrimp as bait to lure
the big fish to the
hook. Islander Photo:
of Charlie and mayor
of Holmes Beach)
Gulf, so look for some good fishing out there.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's bringing lots of man-
grove snapper and red and black grouper back too the
docks, and he's starting to see and catch a few kingfish.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's doing very well with
redfish and keeper snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow has still been able to find big
schools of redfish off the flats and near the mangroves.
On my boat Magic we've had plenty of redfish and
snook action, as well as bringing in some nice-sized
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been catching several
reds and some keeper snook.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there's lots of
reds on the flats and snook near the piers. Mangrove
snapper are starting to make their annual fall appear-
ance, while offshore action is centering around the
continued excellent grouper catches and lots of amber-
jack and a few kingfish.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's been catching lots of
nice-sized snook, some big mangrove snapper in the
bays and a few permit.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Thanks For Celebrating
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Office (941) 778-2261 or
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DOLPHIN WATCH...outstanding triplex, updated.
Excellent bayfront location with boat dock and
within walking distance to Gulf beaches and shop-
ping. #59444. $349,000. Call Carol S. Heinze,
eves at 792-5721.
CLASSIC "OLD FLORIDA" DESIGN...3BR/2.5BA, on
almost one acre. Fireplace, cathedral ceilings, central
vacuum, lower level enclosed with space for 3 cars,
workshop and recreation room. #58420. $187,500.
Call T. Dolly Young, eves at 778-5427.
JUST LISTED, NW AREA...3BD/2BA perfect for
the large family. Split bedroom design, lots of fruit
trees, fenced yard with room for nice size pool and
deck. Close to schools, the beaches and shop-
ping. #66138. $92,000. Call Deborah Thrasher,
eves at 778-3395.
DUPLEX...west of Gulf Drive, 3BR/2BA,
family room, fireplace, carport/garage;
2BD/2BA and den. Deeded Gulf beach
access. #DY64777. $259,000.
MARTINIQUE...3BR/3BA, 2 car garage.
Owner financing available. #DY60737.
WESTBAY COVE...1BD/1BA turnkey.
Heated pool, tennis, walk to beach.
SUN PLAZA WEST...2BR/2BA turnkey.
Heated pool, sauna and tennis.
6 VILLA MOTEL... 18% ROI. #DY63227.
Leading Edge Society
This well kept Gulf-to-Bay community
offers a heated pool, clubhouse, pri-
vate fishing dock and 150' of deeded
Gulf access. 2BR/1BA turnkey fur-
nished #CH60974. $89,900.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
Fax: 941- 778-3035
Holmes Beach, (the former license tag office), is open.
Susan Normand, broker, says PPI has expanded its
staff and is now accepting listings of properties for sale
and for annual and seasonal rentals.
Contact PPI at 778-1443.
August producers at Prudential
The Prudential Florida Realty has announced that
Karin Stephan was the Island office's top lister for the
THIS ONE HAS IT ALL!
2BR/2BA Bay and Gulffront condo, turnkey fur-
nished. Shows like brand new. New furniture, carpet,
ceramic tile, pool, jacuzzi, spa and boat docks.
$145,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING Can be divided into 5
units if desired. Building located in center of Holmes
Beach. Over 3,000 sq. ft. Two story building. Great
visibility. $279,900. Stan Williams 795-4537.
THE WATERWAY Top drawer describes this Com-
modore Suite over 3,000 sq. ft. 3BR/3BA with large pri-
vate dock, outstanding views, upgraded interior decora-
tion and premier furniture package. All this in a first class
complex for $149,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
DIRECT GULFVIEWS from this recently remodeled
2B R2BA beachfront elevated home. Must see to appreciate.
Property is fenced. $240,000. Lynn Hosteler 778-4800.
TWO TO CHOOSE FROM New construction. Two
homes side by side. 3BR/2BA homes just one block
from one of Anna Maria's finest beaches. Features in-
clude vaulted ceilings, overhead fans, whirlpool tub,
large porch, southern exposure, convenient location.
Price from $174,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
month of August.
T. Dolly Young the top seller.
Saunders buys Palm West
Michael Saunders and Co. has acquired a
Bradenton real estate firm owned by Jan Love, Palm
West Realty Inc. Love will join Michael Saunders.
The purchase of Palm West will give the Saunders
firm 38 agents in Manatee County.
Palm West generated $34 million in property sales
last year. Sales for Michael Saunders and Co. in the
three-county region totaled more than $275 million.
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Call or Visit Us Today! 383-5543
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JUST LISTED 2413 Gulf Dr., N. 105,000
Quaint older Florida duplex directly across
from the Gulf. Gulfview from both units.
Spectacular sunsets. Knotty pine throughout!
Not a drive-by. You'll love it.
8116 17th Ave., N.W. *112,500
One look and you will be home. Huge entertain-
ment room, new carpet, newer appliances, split
bedroom design. 3BR/2BA. Over 1800 sq. ft.
REALTY Jennifer Jones
3007 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton 758-7777
5600 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach 778-7777
Super Perico Bay Villa.
2BD/2BA plus den. Very
bright open plan. Cathedral ceiling,
deck overlooking water, 2 car garage.
Ideal location, minutes to beach and
shopping. 24 hour security, tennis,
pool and nature paths. Have it all.
Easy to show! $155,000. MLS#65805.
Call Wedebrock Real Estate Co.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 0 PAGE 23 Li]J
Islanders win big with
Geri Travis, low-impact aerobics and toning instruc-
tor, recently sponsored a "Coast to Coast" contest
where students pretended to travel through 12 states
to the West Coast with each state representing one
class. Edie Force of Holmes Beach took first place to
win 12 free classes. Second and third place went to
Rocco and Denise lacovone of Holmes Beach,
pictured. For information on classes call Travis at
The Longboat Connection, Inc.
SLicensed Real Estate Broker
Michele Jan Annette
Knuese Jordan Tidwell Keller
Leasing, Property Management & Sales
3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
...be connected to
staff and vacation
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PREMIER NORTH POINT HOME 4BR/
5BA with office, den, family room, formal din-
ing room, vast storage, 2 car plus garage,
built for elevator. Dock w/electric & water on
deep canal. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
2BR/2BA in rear section of PERICO BAY
CLUB. Lattice garages & fabulous views of
PALMA SOLA BAY, tidal pond and wildlife pre-
serve. Excellent price for such a prestigious
area. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. $126,500.
VILLAGE GREEN Spacious home on golf
course, family room, glass enclosed lanai,
split floor plan, 2 car garage, 3BR/2BA, all
appliances and well/sprinkler. Call Paul
Martin 794-0049. $129,900.
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DEEP WATER CANAL Custom 4BR/3BA w/
vaulted ceilings, lighted plant shelves. Spa-
cious master suite w/jacuzzi tub. Over 2400
sq. ft. garage area. Call Mary Ann Schmidt
SUGAR WHITE BEACH Located north end
of Holmes Beach exclusive residential condo
complex. 2BR/2BA end unit, bright and
cheery. Many upgrades. Call Bobye Chasey
Dick has been a major player in
the Island Real Estate Industry for
over 10 years, and is one of Neal
& Neal's Top Producers. Call any-
time for a consultation.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
VIEW OF BAY FROM ALL WINDOWS!
Downstairs comer unit, 2BR/2BA, tile entry,
kitchen & baths, Berber carpet. Entry is glassed
and living room extended. Seven ceilings fans,
domed kitchen ceiling. Owner is licensed real
estate agent. Call Lu Rhoden 778-2692. $142,500.
KEY WEST STYLE TOWNHOUSE Privale
cul-de-sac in Holmes Beach sandy walking
beach. Low maintenance fee. Wrap-around
upper balcony. Tropical foliage and lawn Call
Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. $162,000.
6200 Flotilla Dr. #311 ......... ....... ... $124,000
6400 Flotilla Dr #25.. ...... ........... 129,900
6500 Flotilla Dr #203 ........... ......... 134,900
6500 Flotilla Dr #225 .... ....... .......... 149,000
6400 Flotilla Dr. #32 ..... ............ ..... 165,000
HEATED POOL. TENNIS AND BOAT DOCKS 2 and 3BR/2BA units
Some luinished Call Dick Mahe or Dave Jones 778-6791 or 778-4891
DIRECT BAYVIEW This custom one-of-a-
kind condo has it all 2BR/2BA. pool. lacuzzi.
elevator, secured entry, boat dock and plenty
of storage Bill Bowman 778-4619 $189..900
FULL SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Open Six Days a Week
Perico Bay Club
from $700 mo.
Now Booking 1996 Seasonal
Rentals from $1,300/mo.
Call (941) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665
Sunday October 1 2-4 PM
525 Kumquat Drive, Anna Maria
Deep water canal. 3 bedroom/2 bathroom. Over
2,200 sq. ft. of living area. Gourmet kitchen (2 ovens,
2 sinks, refrig. + extra freezer.) 6+ car, two-door
garage under house. Alaskan Rock fireplace. 20 ft.
concrete foundation pilings to bedrock; east & west
walls double thick; roof built to withstand 140 mph
winds. Call Michael Advocate, 778-0608 evenings.
BIB PAGE 24 M SEPTEMBER 28, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island Realty Group q Lf
NORTH END DUPLEX!
This duplex located on the north end of Anna
Maria offers 2BR/1BA each side and is just
steps to the beach. This rare property is a won-
derful investment opportunity at just $172,000.
Call Pat Jackson eves 778-3301 or Ken Jack-
son eves 778-6986.
Built 1994, this spacious 4BR/5BA home features ca-
thedral ceilings plus generous office, den and play-
room. The kitchen has two gas ovens and top-of-the-
line cabinets. There are two wood/gas fireplaces, inter-
com system, central vacuum and full wireless alarm on
all windows and doors. The bedrooms are large with
huge walk-in closets and the entire house is wheel
chair accessible. An elevator shaft is designed into the
home, as well. There is a deep water dock on a canal
with direct bay access. The dock has water and 110V/
220V electric service. Decks overlook waterviews on
two floors ... $595,000.
Contact Dick Maher evenings at 778-6791 or
Dave Jones evenings at 778-4891.
A custom built 4BR/3BA home on deep water canal.
There is a spacious master suite with two walk-in clos-
ets and linen closet. Master bath features a Jacuzzi tub
on lighted glass block, walk-in shower, oak cabinets
with vanity, closet and elegant lighting. The great room
has vaulted ceiling, lighted plant shelves and a gas fire-
place. The dining room features a deck overlooking
golf course. Kitchen has oak cabinets, center island
with cook top and top-of-the-line appliances. The util-
ity room has built-in pantry, ironing board and laundry
tub. There is a monitored security system, intercom
and central vacuum. A 35-foot dock with water and
electricity is on the deep water canal.
Contact Mary Ann Schmdt evenings 778-4931.
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Weekly coverage of all three Island cities, all the happenings, stories about Island people, the elementary school
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NEW LISTING WIDE CANAL Holmes Beach. Ex-
ceptionally clean 2BR with den/2BA home on much
desired wide canal. Updated kitchen and appliances,
split bedrooms, walk-in closet and raised Quarry entry.
Two car garage, heat pump, dock, fruit trees and sprin-
kler system. Priced at $269,000. Call Carol R. Williams
778-1718 after hours.
AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING 2BR/2BA furnished
villa with 1 car garage and screened lanai that over-
looks greenbelt area. Within walking distance to boat
ramp, tennis courts and shopping. All this for only
$84,000. Call Darcie Duncan 779-2290 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB Spacious 2BR/2BA 2nd floor unit
in the villages with a wonderful lakeview. 24 hour se-
curity, pool, tennis, minutes to beach. $99,900. Call
Zee Catanese 794-8991 after hours.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS WEEK MLS
Whether you are looking for an island property
or a Manatee County waterfront home, contact
the waterfront specialists, the exceptional people
at Michael Saunders & Company.
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REFRESHING NEW DECOR In this 2BR/2BA
waterfront home. Features double French
doors, contemporary kitchen, new carpet and
tile. Caged pool and dock. $169,900. Elena
AFFOHUABLE WAtHiRHONI nome in nortn-
west area. 3BR/2BA remodeled kitchen, break-
fast room, study, large living room, family room.
Possible guest quarters. $196,900. Jeanette
LWAIUHMt Int HANUMAMIC VitEWa from iis
majestic residence with wonderful wrap-around
porches. Four exquisite bedroom suites, 10' high
ceilings, crown moldings and imported marble
floors throughout. $965,000. Traute Winsor 727-
7074 or Bobble Banan 383-2859.
Residential Sales/Rental Division: Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-6654
4400 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34209 (941)748-6300
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A lifelong local resident with
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PERFECT HOME, PERFECT PRICE Immaculate two bed-
room home close to beach. Fenced yard, room for pool. Must
VACATION OWNERSHIP. Prime timeshare weeks, top
trading value worldwide. Longboat Key. Developer close-
outs & owner resale units available. Priced to sell
ANNUAL RENTAL, utilities included, small efficiency. $350 month.
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SEARS COLDSPOT 18 cu. ft. refrigerator in good con-
dition. Harvest Gold, $100. Pick-up, one day only Sat.,
Oct 21. Call (615) 484-4433 or 778-3134.
ALMOST NEW living room sofa, loveseat, coffee &
end tables, lamps. $900. Pale Florida colors. Also twin
Craftmatic beds $500. 778-8351 or 778-7808.
LARGE NONRUSTABLE lighted sign. $250.778-5814.
IN-LINE SKATES, Roller Derby BX5000. Men's size 7.
Over $230 new. New wheels. 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
COME to Save Anna Maria's Grand Garage Sale, Sat-
urday, Sept. 30, at 241 64th St., 8am to 3pm Holmes
Beach. Multi-multi family items are available. Donations
still being accepted including day of sale. Proceeds for
SAM's legal fund to stop construction of a 65 ft. bridge
at Manatee Ave. Items not purchased will be donated
to the Kidney Foundation, Bradenton. Information/
YARD SALE Sat., Sept 30. 9-1. 403 72nd, Holmes
Beach. Castro sofa-bed, ping pong table, weight bench
complete, electric grill, helmet, port-a-crib, stroller, lad-
ders, rug, clothing, toys, bird bath, misc.
WRONG BLADES 316 Magnolia, 9/16. Bought fan &
picked up wrong blades. Person who bought two fans
has mine. Will swap blades. 778-6017.
FOUND CAT Black male with lilac collar. 66th Street.
FOUND MALE CAT grey tiger near Via Roma. 778-2559.
FOUND EARRING at St. Bernard after Luau. Claiim at
Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
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.
You get all the news about Island events and politics
inThe Islander Bystander every week. Don't miss it! Call
778-7978 for free home delivery on Anna Maria.
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Motivational theme classes;
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Top 40, Salsa & circuit training.
Classes are Mon. & Wed. 6:30 to 7:30 pm at The Sil-
ver Community Center, 23rd St. and Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton 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 7:45 pm at The Sil-
ver Community Center, 23rd St. and Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton Beach. For info call Geri 779-2129.
TO OUR CUSTOMERS: The owners of the Holmes
Beach Laundry are sad to say, on Thursday, Septem-
ber 21st, our dear cat, Lucky, passed away. He gave
us many years, 18 in all, on your laps he sat and he
loved you all. Our thanks to you, who gave him such
love. We know he looks down from a lap above. Thank
you for loving him. Jim & Terrie
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
EARN EXTRA MONEY Walk & feed dog on occa-
sional weekends. Prefer responsible student. 778-7273
evenings, 778-4494 days.
Buy it, sell it, find it fast- in The Islander Bystander.
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Then call the Real Estate
Professional willing to go the
"Extra Mile" for you!
When you demand excellence
in Real Estate Service
'i B i BUYING OR SELLING
REALTOR REACH RICHARD FOR RESULTS!!
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.
1974 VW BUG Kenwood stereo. Make offer. 778-2085.
WANTED ONE CAR garage for vehicle storage. Nov.,
Dec., Jan., Feb. and Mar. 778-2443.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
"ISLAND DRIFTER" 30 ft. pontoon boat with enclosed
rest room. Available for private and personalized char-
ters with Capt. Al Bentley 778-4597.
WANTED BOAT SLIP for 20 ft. Pontoon Boat. 792-4233.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! 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
HELP WANTED continues on the next page ...
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
Open House 525 Loquat, Anna Maria
Sunday Oct. 9 1 to 4 pm
Beautiful 5BR/4BA canal home. Screened porch
overlooks pool area. Seawalled canal with dock
and davits. Great view of Tampa Bay. $465,000.
rVV1~Jyl1CiK Kl 1 1 Since 1939
No owJ eow4s An n4a Ma.a IlIa. bitte r ta4 Ae.
2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone (941) 778-2246 Fox (941) 778-4978
Call Toll free in the U.S. 1-800-211-2323
-WAGNWER REALTY 6ce1939
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2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone (941) 778-2246 Fox (941) 778-4978
l_, L^ Call Toll free in the U.S. 1-800-211-2323
Island's finest complex,
secured elevator lobby, covered parking,
price from $189,900 $235,000. Call
Dave Moynihan or Ed Oliveira.
Gulf Cabins ................................................... Unit #204 .............. $179,900
Ocean Park Terrace........................................ Unit #103............... $169,000
Ocean Park Terrace........................................ Unit #202 ..............$219,000
Island Beach Club ............................................. Unit #1 .............. $124,500
Island Beach Club ............................................. Unit #4.............. $129,900
Island Village................................................. Unit #222 .............. $119,500
Imperial House........................................... Unit #A24 ................ $99,900
Bridgeport...................................................... Unit #211 ................ $89,900
Longboat Pass .................................................. Unit #7................ $84,500
Runaway Bay ........................................... Unit #279 ................ $78,900
Beach Plaza .................................................. Unit #202 ................ $73,500
2107 Avenue A............................................... 3BR/2BA .............. $235,000
2400 Avenue C ............................................... Fourplex ............. $299,500
2305-07 Gulf Drive............................................ 5 Units.............. $359,000
230 So. Harbor.............................. Canalfront/Bayviews ............. $147,500
4507 & 4510 125th St. ..................................... Bayfront ............. $549,000
2415 Avenue C ..................................................Duplex ..............$124,900
1201 & 1201A Gulf Dr., S. .......................... 2 Cottages................ $99,500
Dave Moynihan.... 778-7976 Ed Oliveir..... 778-1751 Suzanne Georgia .... 755-1576
Bill Alexander...... 778-0609 Jackie Jerome. 792-3226
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Hauling By te cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778 345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
\ O35'* ~AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
n MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
LOCKS & SECURITY
LOCKED OUT? Deffenbaugh
HOME AUTO "Professional Excellence"
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS & EXTERIOR
Installed Rekeyed Repaired y- RESIDENTIAL
Bonded Licensed Insured &
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat COMMERCIAL
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
-EMERGENCY SERVICE- We repair popcorn ceilings.
RADIO DISPATCHED Serving the Islands Since 1969.
SPECIALY KEYS Licensed and Insured
By Appointment 778-5594 778-5594 778-3468
Protect your car from
the 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 complete mobile
service means no one has to drive your car. We
come to you. By appointment,
at your convenience, home or office.
Mobile service number: 320-0110.
REAL ESTATE sales agents wanted for Wedebrock Real
Estate Co. New Holmes Beach location. Call Michael Nink/
Broker 383-5543 for confidential interview.
FUN TRAVEL MONEY Local Uniglobe travel agency
seeks enthusiastic, creative outside salespeople. Lei-
sure/Groups/Corporate. No experience required, we
train. Call Jack for appointment. 778-0715.
BOOKKEEPER/Receptionist/Secretary needed at "the
best newspaper" on Anna Maria Island. Very busy office
surroundings. Must have complete bookkeeping/ac-
counting/computer knowledge. Send resume by mail or
fax. The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach 34217. FAX (941) 778-9392.
"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 Jewel-
ers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports or prescription delivery. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential and
commercial cleaning. Spruce up your property for the
season. Homes, condos, rentals. Licensed, estimates.
SEAMSTRESS 25 year, alterations, mending, hem-
ming, repairs, will pick up. Thank you to my new custom-
ers. Call Sandra, 941-795-0676.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk... whatever your hauling
needs. Call Eddie 0. 792-1693.
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.
CNA & CLEANING ladies available (two for one) Mon-
day thru Thursday. You name it we can do it for your-
self or loved one. Gail or Char, 794-3191 or 383-0333.
DOLPHIN PRESCHOOL Limited spaces available for
our 2, 3 or 5 day program. Small classes guaranteed.
CARING INDIVIDUAL will assist with personal care or
companion. Call 753-8545, leave message.
LANDSCAPING Lawn work, light hauling. Tree work,
no tree too big or small. Odd jobs of any kind. Call 778-
DOLPHIN CLEANING & MAINTENANCE Residential,
rental, commercial & post construction clean-up. Refer-
ences both on and off Island. Free estimates. Call Rick
778-2864. "We do windows".
MAID-FOR-YOU "Nobody cleans better". Island rates.
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.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Stains re-
moved, dry foam shampoo then deep steam cleaning
and free deodorizing. Leaving your carpets or furniture
cleaner than ever. No hidden prices. LR/DR/Hall $34.95.
794-1278. All work done by owner, 12 years experience.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident 25
yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM -VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of
home repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experience.
Insured, island resident, references avail. Jim 779-2129.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE, joint sealing, erosion con-
trol, commercial diving, boatlift dock/davit repair, UV
dock sealing. Licensed/insured. Local references. Call
LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your screen re-
pairs, window cleaning, small paint jobs, lawn & yard.
Thorough & careful. References. Peter 778-8436.
ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available
from $300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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.
GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sundeck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able weekly/monthly Aug. 1 to Dec. 30 starting at $425.
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
WANTED Reliable, single professional woman seek-
ing yearly rental ("mother-in-law") apartment/villa in
exchange for helping hands (home assistance, trans-
portation, errands, rental supervision, etc.) for elderly/
informed person/couple. All inquiries confidential. Refer-
ences available. 941-778-7720 weekdays.
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ISLAND SEASONAL/ANNUAL rentals. T. Dolly Young,
The Prudential Florida Realty, 778-0766.
GULF FRONT 2BR/1BA unfurnished. $700/mo plus
electric, large pool, private beach. No pets. 778-7323.
EFFICIENCIES from $140/wk for one person, from
$175/wk for two. Excellent off-season vacation and tem-
porary re-location rates until 12/15/95. Haley's Motel,
8102 Gulf, Holmes Beach. 778-5405.
NOV THUR APRIL, ground level, furnished, 2BR/
2.5BA, washer, dryer, dishwasher, enclosed garage.
Within block of gulf. Call 941-792-8340.
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT 2BR/1BA furnished with
deep water dock. 794-5980.
ANNA MARIA 2BR furnished 1 block from Gulf. No smok-
ing, no pets. Available Oct. thru Dec. 813-685-2495.
ROOMMATE WANTED Female wanted to share
beautiful 3BR/2BA home in NW Bradenton, 10 min.
from Island. References required. $300/mo includes
utilities. 778-6541 or pager 569-1591.
ANNA MARIA Large 2BR, fumished, waterfront, pri-
vate courtyard, heated pool & spa, all utilities but elec-
tric & phone. View of Sunshine Skyway, Island's good
swimming & fishing. 1-$600, 1-$950, 1-$1,200. Call
778-9188 or 778-3111.
FOR RENT/SALE Lease Purchase. 2801 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. $280,000. Whitehead Custom built
3BR/2BA. Marble jacuzzi tub, fireplace, heated pool,
furnished. Gorgeous Gulfview. Steps to stores and
beaches. For info call 941-665-6231.
WATERFRONT SEASONAL Lovely 3BR/2BA, fully fur-
nished home. 1 block from beach. Dishwasher, dis-
posal, washer/dryer & more. 794-5468.
DUPLEX RENTAL 2BR upstairs. Holmes Beach. 1
block to beach. $625 1st/last/security. 778-7980.
EDUCATED BRITISH LADY w/sound medical back-
ground and excellent local references, seeking compan-
ion assignment on Anna Maria area. May consider liv-
ing in. 924-8802 before noon.
CUTE GROUND LEVEL 1BR apartment in HB. Fur-
nished or unfurnished, utilities & cable included, annual
or seasonal. Evenings 778-4715.
1BR APARTMENT across the street from beach. $550/
mo plus electric. Pirate Pete's 2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton
BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1 BA Just remodeled. Gulf and
bayviews. 104 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. $99,500.
ANNUAL MODERN HB duplex, 2BR/2BA, appliances,
large storage, 1 block to beach. No dogs. $750/mo plus
$1,000 security. 778-9689.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 car oversized garage, appliances,
large yard w/citrus, washer/dryer hook-up, quest neigh-
borhood. Close to beaches. $675 First/last/security.
FURNISHED Across from beach, 2BR/2BA available
thru Dec. New TV, cable & microwave. No children or
pets. $900 mo. plus security deposit. 778-2884.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulf front apt. 2 bedroom,
porch, cable, micro, no pets, not annual. 778-3143.
ANNUAL Beaut. Irg. 1BR/1BA beach rentals. Excellent
locations, steps to Gulf, w/view. W/D. First/last/security.
Won't last, includes utilities. Reserve now! 778-2126.
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5347 Gulf Drive
3BR/2BA Completely remodeled and directly across
from the beautiful beach. Spacious, light, bright and
immaculate inside and out. Just $159,900. 778-1165.
SEASONAL New apartment, furnished, all amenities.
Large bedroom, large bath, block from beach. No pets.
Available 10/1. $800 mo plus security. 779-1605.
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 af-
ter hours. 778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty 778-0766.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1BR/
1BA each unit, close to shopping center $119,000.
404 71St., 2BR/1BA each unit, large front unit -
$159,000. 203 76 St, 2BR/2BA & 1BR/1BA, close to
Gulf $169,000. Call for appointment, 778-3757.
OLDER 2BR possibly more in prime section of Anna
Maria. Double lot, boat dock near beach. Asking
$185,000. Write P.O. Box 604, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
DUPLEX 1BR/1BA & 2BR/1BA. Excellent rental in-
come. 104 7th St. S. Bradenton Beach. Shown by ap-
pointment only. 723-0430
KEY ROYALE deep water canal, 3BR/2BA lanai, 2-car
garage. 614 Emerald Lane. 778-0017. Open house
Sunday 2 to 4pm.
GREAT GULF VIEW Watch the sunset from 12x30
porch. 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceil-
ings, great room, ceiling fans, wall-to-wall carpet
throughout, new 3 ton A/C, new roof, downstairs den
and office, enclosed 2-car garage. 108 Pine Avenue. By
owner, 813-949-0104 or 813-229-2850.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Canal lot, 129 Hammock Rd.
with dock. Excellent location. Asking $140,000. Call
DUPLEX JUST LISTED. Walk to beach, very good con-
dition, lovely 100x100 lot, nice foliage, quiet location.
Turnkey furnished. Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream
Realty 778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752.
MOTEL- Beautiful 6 unit motel w/heated pool & gor-
geous courtyard. One half block to beach in nice resi-
dential area. Priced to sell $375,000. For additional in-
formation, call Connie L. Carberry, GRI RE/MAX Action
Group. 800-735-4190 or 813-522-4122.
HOLMES BEACH By owner. Gulffront condo.
Martinique North 308. 2BR/2BA, 1 car garage, storage,
elevator/security. Great rental history. Realtors wel-
come. Call Jean (406) 586-8729. Shown by appt. Oct.
5-11. (941) 778-9521.
GULFFRONT PROPERTY for sale. 200 deep, 110
gulffront. Good for 4 condominiums or private home.
OPEN SUNDAY 1-4: 513 58th St., Holmes Beach.
Canalfront home with boatdock. Immaculate condition!
Sandy Greiner RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
FREE BOATHOUSE on deep water canal is included
with this 4BR/2.5BA home with fireplaces, breakfast
room, formal living and dining rooms. Call Sandy
Greiner RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
Dependable, Courteous BRUCE COLLINS
Service Since 1991 BRUCE99COL.AOL.cOM
Door & window replacement specialist with
21 years of fine custom carpentry experience.
Free Estimates Fully Insured
ROOFING AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS
I Hurricane Resistant Home Designs
Additions and Remodeling
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778-2586 MARy KAY Eve: 778-6771
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