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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 19, 1995
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By Cynthia Finn
The Anna Maria City Commission faces an imme-
diate deadline on its vote for or against beach
Islandwide erosion from Hurricane Opal may push
up the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' maintenance
restoration in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
from the year 2000 or 2001 to as early as 1996.
If that's the case and Anna Maria wants any chance
of getting in on the project, the commission will have
to issue a firm resolution to Manatee County now.
The alternative barring future emergency resto-
ration in the other two cities may mean the city will
have to wait an additional nine years for possible inclu-
sion in the next maintenance cycle.
Manatee County has until Nov. 9 to ask the Corps
to consider renourishing the Island project now to pre-
storm conditions. The county commission also can
decide whether or not its request includes consideration
for adding Anna Maria.
Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy McChesney is "defi-
A name will be drawn at
random to choose the next
Anna Maria commissioner
By Cynthia Finn
When former Anna Maria City Commissioner
Mark Ratliff resigned Sept. 29, he encouraged residents
with an urge to serve the city to "throw your hat into
The remaining commissioners have issued a simi-
lar message: throw your name into the hat.
By consensus, Mayor Dorothy McChesney and
Commissioners George McKay and Doug Wolfe de-
cided Oct. 10 to invite citizens who'd like to be a com-
missioner until the Feb. 13 election to contact City
Clerk Peg Nelson.
Then, sometime in the next few weeks, someone
- maybe even an audience member will draw the
lucky winner out of a hat.
Vice Mayor Chuck Shumard was absent, but no
one seemed to think he'd object to the process.
At press time, six residents had submitted applica-
tions. They are Elaine Burkly, Karen Covey, Ray
Dielman, Leon Kramer, Robert McElheny and Tom
The city charter provides that a vacancy "shall" be
filled until the next election.
City attorney Bob Hendrickson advised that there
is "a mandatory obligation" to fill the seat. But since
the charter doesn't say how, according to Hendrickson,
"the time and procedure is left to the reasonable discre-
tion of the commission."
Wolfe first suggested that the mayor come in with
a recommended appointee.
McKay said he'd really rather wait until the elec-
tion so the citizens can decide. But since the charter
mandates the obligatory shall, McKay suggested "tak-
ing the politics out" and drawing from a well, he
preferred a bucket.
"OK, go for it," said Wolfe. "Pick out of a hat."
Anna Maria residents wishing to participate in
what Ratliffs resignation letter termed "that great,
ongoing experiment called democracy" may call City
Hall at 778-0781. But hurry, they'll draw a name within
the next few weeks.
nitely in favor" of including her city in the 50-year
agreement between the Corps, the state and the county
to restore and maintain the Island Gulffront.
She considers the issue her current "utmost respon-
sibility" as a means to guard the health, welfare and
safety of city residents. She says given recent beach
damage she "can't figure any other way, especially
since this won't cost the city any money."
Discussion of beach action will be on the
commission's agenda at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Jack
Gorzeman, Manatee County environmental projects
coordinator, will attend to answer questions.
Lonnie Ryder, state environmental administrator
and a man with much clout on the Island project, told
The Islander Bystander Oct. 12 that he strongly favors
including Anna Maria.
"The longer the project, the more stable the whole
project becomes," said Ryder.
He estimated that Anna Maria lost 40 to 50 feet of
beach during Opal and said in his opinion "that land's
PLEASE SEE SAND VOTE, PAGE 2
Cortez Bridge may be
closed even longer
State transportation officials will decide this week
whether to extend the closure of the Cortez Bridge into
Workers have discovered "red lead paint" behind
many of the parts they are replacing, Florida Department
of Transportation's Mary Ellen Maurer said.
The paint, used years ago as a protection from fun-
gus, has been banned by the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency. Removal of the paint requires exten-
sive protection both for workers and the environment.
Work was halted on the project late last week un-
til a report could be provided to the DOT regarding the
paint removal program, Maurer said.
More than 100 children
wheeled for generous
prizes in the bike rodeo
put on by Manatee
County Sheriffs deputy
Jules Dengler and the
Anna Maria Kiwanis
Club. Enjoying the
outing are Judy
Titsworth of Holmes
Beach and her children
Jack, 2 months, Lauren,
6, and Ally, 2. For more
on the little bikers, see
page 12. Islander Photo:
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year for Island?
By Paul Roat
Beach renourishment on the Island could come
as soon as next year instead of the programmed year
2000, thanks in part to Hurricane Opal.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Col. Terry Rice
has notified Manatee County officials of emergency
funding that may be available to the Island. If ap-
proved by the county commission and the Corps,
sand could be pumped on the shores of the Island by
1996 to offset the sand lost to the storm.
It is estimated that 30-50 feet of beach was
lost when Opal blew through the Gulf Oct. 4.
Manatee County Environmental Management
Department beach coordinator Jack Gorzeman said
if the Corps okays the project, it has the option of
renourishing the beach to pre-Opal conditions or to
do a full-scale renourishment of the Island.
A county vote on the issue is due Nov. 7.
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
E0 PAGE 2 0 OCTOBER 19, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
County consensus sought on serving alcohol at beach
By Pat Copeland
Approval to serve beer and wine at the Manatee
County Public Beach restaurant was included in a list
of requests submitted to Manatee County Commission-
ers last week by the county's concessionaire.
"We wanted an indication of whether they were for
it or against it," explained Gene Schaefer of P.S. Beach
Associates, concessionaires for both Manatee and Co-
quina Beaches. "The commissioners said it must be
approved by the City of Holmes Beach first, then they
would review it. They don't want to give the impres-
sion they can tell the city what to do."
In 1994 Schaefer's company asked the Holmes
Beach City Council for permission to serve beer and
wine at the Manatee beach snack bar, but the request
was withdrawn before the final vote.
"The beach is a recreation destination and the num-
ber of visitors is increasing every year," Schaefer said.
"We need to get the council members to agree that we
are a tourist destination, and we need to cater to the
One way to please tourists is to serve beer and wine
with meals, Schaefer said.
"We get a tremendous number of requests for al-
cohol," he explained, "but many visitors go elsewhere
when they find out they can't get it here. We've got to
be realistic. This is a resort area as well as a residen-
tial area. Our first consideration has to be what the
In the past, the council was concerned about con-
trol, but Schaefer said that is not a problem.
"We have all the controls that every other beach
front resort has," he said. "We're monitored by the
state, the county, the council and the police department.
We would not jeopardize our license and allow drunks
to speed off. We would not serve drinks in glass that
might get broken on the beach. If you don't control
your premises or your clientele, you'll lose your li-
Serving beer and wine would also be economically
beneficial to the business, he noted, which pays the
county $14,375 per month in rent.
"About 850,000 people a year visit Manatee
beach," Schaefer said. "We estimate we get about
300,000 as customers. The average food ticket is $4.25.
We have to sell one whale of a lot of hot dogs, ham-
burgers and cokes to make up the rent of $14,000."
Schaefer said he respects the council's desire to
maintain the city's ambience but "this doesn't have
much to do with that. The beach is a park. We run a
tight ship and don't get many complaints about noise
or other things. We want to be an asset to the city, not
create a problem."
If the request were to be approved by both the
council and the commission, it would require a county
ordinance change, said County Commissioner Stan
Stephens. Currently, the only special exception for
serving alcohol is at the county's golf courses.
"It's a decision for the City of Holmes Beach."
Stephens said. "We want their approval before we go
through the process required to change an ordinance."
All the requests were referred to the county's legal
department, Stephens noted. In addition to permission
to serve beer and wine, several structural improvements
to the building were sought.
"They asked the county to pay for the improve-
ments," Stephens said. "If the capital improvements
have a long-term capital benefit, we'll consider it."
The county legal department will also research the
liability issues involved in the alcohol request because
the county is the site's landowner.
The Anna Maria Fire District enlisted
a new service that enables facsimile
reception of up-to-the-minute hurri-
cane positions the weather service.
After dialing a phone number, a fax
picturing the storm comes though
minutes later. This fax of Hurricane
Roxanne was called for at last week's
meeting of the Island Emergency
Operations Center. Radar information
is also available.
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Questions surface in beach dialogue
By Cynthia Finn
As the pressure mounts for Anna Maria to take a
stand on beach renourishment, there will be new ques-
tions at the Oct. 24 commission meeting.
These are some of the questions citizens had at the
Oct. 5 coastal-management seminar.
"How much additional beach access will be re-
quired and will the city have to provide added park-
ing?" asked one resident.
Lonnie Ryder, state environmental administrator,
came back to Anna Maria Oct. 12. His preliminary survey
indicates that "as is" the city will qualify for state funding,
which can amount to more than one-third of the total cost
of the project The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and
Manatee County cover the remaining cost.
"It seems Anna Maria is more in need than Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach," said another resident.
"Would we get a priority for getting our beaches
renourished?" No, said Ryder.
If Anna Maria were incorporated into the 50-year
project, the city would be on the same maintenance
schedule as Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Ex-
cept for emergency situations, maintenance is sched-
uled about every nine years.
"The beach comes and goes," said another in the
audience. "Are there any long-term studies of this area?
What's the predictability? Are we really losing?"
Mayor Dorothy McChesney promised to get cop-
ies of coastal engineer Rick Spadoni's 1986 study
documenting erosion trends for all of Anna Maria Is-
land and other studies going back to the 1800s.
Between 1946 and 1977, Anna Maria had the high-
est erosion rate of all three cities. Spadoni's study noted
that the city's trend toward accretion between 1979 and
1986 could reverse to an erosional trend at any time.
Jack Gorzeman, Manatee County environmental
projects coordinator, said this past August, "This is
likely what is occurring."
Cliff Truitt of Mote Marine predicted that "erosion
is going to accelerate."
Considering the constant shift in the shoreline, how
do you establish the mean high water line (MHWL)
and the erosion control line (ECL) separating public
from private land? came the question.
Under normal project conditions, the shoreline is
surveyed one year prior to restoration. In essence, said
Spadoni, "The day we survey is the way it is."
Following the MHWL at the time of surveying, the
ECL then demarks state-owned land seaward and private
property landward. The MHWL is generally where the
water reaches the average of its highest point.
"What about easements? Who owns the ease-
ments?" asked another.
The county is responsible for obtaining voluntary
easements upland of the ECL for the placement of sand
to create a smooth transition between the elevated, re-
stored beach and the private property. The upland prop-
erty owner continues to own the land.
Gorzeman stressed "it is not a taking of land." He
said the 240 easements needed for the 1992-93 resto-
ration in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach averaged
10 to 20 feet.
"What about submerged lots?" asked the same
These are not unusual situations, said Gorzeman.
Basically the state recognizes submerged property as
having "naturally" become state land before the ECL
survey. "After renourishment, there is no change in the
"Is it taken off the tax rolls?"
"If I owned submerged land, I'd certainly petition
now not to be paying taxes," said Gorzeman.
SAND VOTE, FROM PAGE 1
not coming back."
At this time, Ryder feels the possibility of the
Corps' agreeing to let Anna Maria join in is "remote."
However, firm requests from the city, county and state
could influence that decision.
Ryder believes expanding the project to include Anna
Maria "would save us all a lot of money" in the long run.
He said that the state could very likely come up
with its portion of funding to add Anna Maria now. He
could not speak for the county.
Ryder's final report on parking will be available by
the Oct. 24 meeting. He said the survey went "very
well" and "as is" it looks like Anna Maria will qualify
for the state's share of funding.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER O OCTOBER 19, 1995 0 PAGE 3 IP
Island needs shelters for flood victims
By Pat Copeland
Island emergency planners agreed last week that the
Island needs shelters for vicitms of local flooding emer-
gencies such as those created recently by Hurricane Opal.
"We had severe flooding in Bradenton Beach,"
Fire Chief Andy Price told members of the Island
Anyone interested in running for a seat on the
city council in Bradenton Beach has until noon Fri-
day to qualify.
The offices of mayor, and council members
from Ward 1, 2 and 3 are up this year.
Qualifying began noon Monday, Oct. 16, and
ends at noon Friday, Oct. 20. The election is Dec. 5.
Announced candidates for mayor to date are
Leroy Arnold, a former council member; Dan
Goodchild, a member of the city's planning and
zoning board; and Walt Grace, a current councilman
from Ward 2 who announced his intent to resign that
position to run for the higher office.
Ward 3 Councilman Bill Campbell said last
week he would not seek re-election. Connie
Parking on Palm
While beautification and dune-restoration plans
move forward on Anna Maria's one-block Gulf Bou-
levard, the city commission has decided to restore some
nearby parking spaces.
Mayor Dorothy McChesney and Commissioners
Doug Wolfe and George McKay agreed Oct. 10 to al-
low parking on the south side of Palm Avenue "on a
trial basis" and to look into renewed parking on Mag-
Palm and Magnoliarun perpendicular to Gulf Bou-
Emergency Operations Center. "A shelter in one of the
trailer park recreation centers wasn't set up but it was
in place if we needed it."
The Island needs to be better prepared for situa-
tions in which all-Island evacuation is unnecessary but
heavy rains or high tides flood low-lying residences,
said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney.
Drescher, who served as chairwoman of the police
appeals board to decide the fate of a fired officer
last week, said she would seek a position on the
council from that district.
Candidates need to fill out a variety of forms,
garner signatures of registered voters in Bradenton
Beach, and pay a filing fee. For council members,
the fee is $45; mayor is $90.
Deadline for those not registered to vote is Nov.
6 to cast a ballot in the Bradenton Beach city elec-
tion. Prospective voters may register at the
Bradenton Beach City Hall or at the offices of The
Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes
Information, call city hall at 778-1005.
Avenue gets a try
levard. Residents of those avenues petitioned seven or
eight years ago for the prohibition of parking.
However, the recent removal of all parking along
Gulf Boulevard has resulted in requests from other resi-
dents to make up for the lost spaces.
The three officials all said they had heard from a
lot of citizens urging parking for those who don't live
at the beach.
They agreed to "see what happens" by recreating
some parking on Palm Avenue.
"One of the things we have to look into is having
some of the churches ready to be opened for evacua-
tion, even if it's only for a couple of hours until the tide
goes down," he explained. "We have to take care of
ourselves, because the rest of the county may not be
involved (in the flooding)."
Price said he would contact Roser Church, the Is-
land Baptist Church and St. Bernard Church to discuss
Frances Smith-Williams, representing the Ameri-
can Red Cross, said that group would not open any
official shelters in a flood zone but might offer help
with personnel or training.
In a recent meeting with the Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Sarah Jones of the American Red Cross
said the group needs shelter staffers and managers for
its mainland shelters. There is a four-hour training ses-
sion, and a Red Cross volunteer will come to the Island
to train any group of 10 or more.
Anna Maria City
10/23, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
10/24, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
10/19, 1 p.m., Council meeting
10/24, 10 am., Planning Commission
10/27, 9 am., Code Enforcement Board
10/21, 9 am. to 4 p.m., Homecoming,
City of Anna Maria
10/21, 10:30 am., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
10/23, 9:30 am., Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Sudakoff Center,
USF Campus, Sarasota
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iJM PAGE 4 M OCTOBER 19, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Joel resigns in wake of marathon
Bradenton Beach appeals board meeting
By Paul Roat
After 16 hours of testimony from 21 witnesses on
whether Jason Joel should be reinstated as a patrolman
in Bradenton Beach, the appeals board was dismissed
when Joel and Police Chief Jack Maloney reached a
The "verdict:" Joel will resign from the force rather
than be fired. His resignation will allow him to seek
employment in another police department some-
thing that most agree would be nearly impossible with
ajob termination on his record.
The settlement between Maloney and Joel was
reached early Saturday morning after 16 grueling hours
of testimony which stretched to 1 a.m. Saturday. The
board, citing exhaustion, recessed for several hours,
then re-convened only to hear of the deal being struck.
The appeals board comprised of Chairwoman
Connie Drescher, Robert Johnson and Bill Wiltse -
appeared to support Maloney's July 24 firing of Joel.
Drescher and Wiltse both said they favored termination
of Joel's employment, while Johnson said he supported
a "substantial suspension" of Joel.
All three agreed that communication within the
police department needed improvement.
Five incidents were the focus of the appeals board
involving Joel and Maloney.
After-hours liquor sale?
A woman and her boyfriend entered the Circle K
convenience store, 100 Gulf Drive N., around 2:45 am.
July 3, took a 12-pack of beer, placed a $10 bill on the
counter and the woman walked out. The store clerk,
Tom Gilbert, told the boyfriend store policy called for
no alcohol sales after 2 am. and he should get his girl-
friend to return the beer. The boyfriend took the money
and left to find her.
Gilbert said he waited 15 minutes for the couple to
return and, when they did not, he called police. Joel
responded, heard what happened, went to the
boyfriend's house and returned with the woman.
She said she gave the $10 to Gilbert, turned and
walked back to her boyfriend's house. She said she told
Joel she and friends had drunk all the beer.
At issue was the theft of the beer and consequent
after-hours sale instead of arrest and prosecution. Gil-
bert said he assumed the woman would be arrested.
Joel said Gilbert did not say to arrest the woman, just
have her make restitution.
Police policy calls for officer discretion in many
areas, including theft, when there is no complainant
willing to press charges, Joel said.
Beer and juveniles
Early in the evening of July 9, two Sarasota
youths entered the same Circle K. The two sprinted
by Gilbert, who was again working as clerk, with a
six-pack of beer each under their arms and fled the
store. However, they dropped the beer in the park-
ing lot, and the bottles broke.
Gilbert called police while other people in the store
chased the two young men. One was found and brought
back to the store, where he waited on the steps outside.
Gilbert said he saw the car the pair drove up in cir-
cling the lot and decided to let the youth who had been
captured lure his friends. He told the young man to go.
A few minutes later, Joel stopped a car on Gulf
Drive in front of the Circle K with four passengers
in it. Two were the young men who had bolted with
Then the story gets convoluted.
Gilbert said he told Joel that Circle K policy is to
prosecute for any theft. That statement was backed up
by Gene Gardner, a customer of the convenience store
at the time. Store manager Rick Mateer and district
manager Susan Thompson agreed that prosecution
should take place, and Mateer added that he told all the
officers who came into the store that if a clerk would
not prosecute, he would as manager. Joel was reminded
of that policy by Officer Stan House, who was with
Joel that evening, Gilbert said.
Joel said he was not told of the prosecution policy,
there was no police policy that demanded prosecution
must take place, that Gilbert agreed that if the beer was
paid for everything would be fine, and that he took the
extra step of calling three of the four youths' parents to
tell them what had happened.
Police policy calls for officer discretion in many
areas, including theft, when there is no complainant
willing to press charges, Joel said.
There was no sale of beer to minors, Joel said, be-
cause the beer bottles broke. They merely paid for
goods they had damaged.
Incidentally, when Joel and his attorney, Nevin
Weiner, attempted to interview Gilbert at work in re-
gards to the accusations, Gilbert refused to talk to them.
A friend contacted assistant manager Sheryl Roach,
who called police to have Joel and Weiner removed
from the store. A trespass warning to not come into the
store was issued later to both Joel and Weiner, and
Maloney filed complaints against Weiner with the Po-
lice Benevolent Association and the Florida Bar Asso-
ciation for the manner of questioning he said they con-
ducted with Gilbert, calling it "unethical and unusual."
Rainy night, burglary night
On July 18, Ofc. Mike Klemkosky was on patrol
at about 7:15 am. when he noticed signs of a break-in
at the Beach Barn at Bridge Street and Gulf Drive. Joel
was the officer on duty the night before.
Maloney said Joel should have seen the damaged
door and screen. Joel said it was "pouring down rain"
the night before and he did not see the damage, which
resulted in the theft of some money from the business.
Sick, or abandoned post?
Maloney said city police policy if an officer be-
comes sick on his shift is to notify a supervisor and
have another officer take over.
Joel did become ill on one of his shifts, had another
officer fill in for him for the remainder of the night, and
went home. Maloney said Joel, in leaving his tour with-
out proper authorization, had abandoned his post and
authorized another officer overtime pay, something not
in his purview.
Joel said it was generally accepted procedure to
find another officer to fill a shift if an officer becomes
ill and that supervisors are not generally notified.
Last October, Maloney suspended Joel for five
days without pay for what he then called "conduct
unbecoming an officer" in two firearms-related in-
cidents. Joel appealed the suspension and, earlier
this year, another appeals board said Joel should
have his backpay reinstated.
Joel said Maloney has been looking for reasons
to have him leave the force as retaliation in the pre-
vious appeals board decision against Maloney.
Former Bradenton Beach Policeman Randy Thomp-
son, now with the Longboat Key Police Department,
said he overheard Maloney say Joel "won't be here
Appeals board members
offer thier comments
Appeals board member Johnson questioned why
there were no reports in the two Circle K incidents in-
volving alcohol. He called both acts by Joel to let the
woman and the juveniles go without arrest "bad judg-
Johnson said he would recommend that the termi-
nation not be allowed, and that Joel be reinstated with
a "substantial suspension."
Wiltse said the Circle K policy to prosecute for all
thefts should have been made known to Maloney, not
just to the patrol officers. In the matter of the juveniles
and the broken beer, Wiltse told Joel, "I have a diffi-
cult time with your not making an arrest with the mi-
nors. You should have made an arrest.
"My wish is that we could have allowed you to
reach some agreement with the chief to allow you to
salvage your career, but that not being the case, my
vote is to uphold the termination."
Drescher said, "I believe police procedures for the
department are missing. If the Circle K was serious
about prosecuting for theft, they should have ap-
proached the chief, not some officers who happened to
come into the store.
"The incident with the minors I find very seri-
ous, yet I believe they were slapped on the hand and
sent off the Island." She said she would vote to ter-
minate Joel, adding, "We need to upgrade the police
department with better communication and training
as to when they should and should not make arrests."
Pier opening is
Noon sunshine and a cool breeze added to the festive
ribbon cutting at the historic Bridge Street Pier and
Cafe. Joining in the fun and fine fixings were, from
left, Leroy Arnold, Island Chamber executive direc-
tor Darcy Lee Marquis, Joe Spallino, proprietors
Georgia and Jim McKee, their children Tricia
McKee and Chris Meier, Chamber secretary JoAnn
Spallino, Chamber president Don Howard and, rear,
Alice VanArsdale and Berneitta Kays.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Restaurant owner upset
over lease change
By Pat Copeland
Bill Zalla, owner of Crabby Bill's
restaurant property, is fuming over a re-
cent change made by the Holmes Beach
City Council in a lease for the city-
owned portion of docks at the yacht ba-
The issue began a year ago when
Zalla received council approval to im-
prove the docks. At that time, it was
learned that the first two to four feet of
the docks are city property.
At a July work session council
agreed to allow Zalla to lease the city-
owned portion of the docks for 20 years
at $1 per year, with Zalla maintaining
the seawall and docks and assuming li-
ability. In August, council revised the
terms of the lease to 10 years with a 10-
year option and a lease fee based on a
percentage of the property taxes.
Last month, the council learned that
the rental fee would be only $6.87 per year
if based on a percentage of the property
taxes. It revised the fee to $1,000 per year,
and expressed unhappiness at Zalla's ab-
sence at the meeting.
This prompted Zalla to fire off a let-
ter to the mayor and council stating that
he was appalled at the city's offer.
"We had reached an agreement at
the work session and as professionals,
we are expected to honor our word," he
said. "Relying on your commitment, I
spent over $2,000 to have a lease pre-
pared that followed your outline pre-
cisely and was approved by your attor-
Zalla explained that when the coun-
cil changed its mind and decided "to tie
our rent to the tax base," he spent an-
other $1,000 to change the lease, which
was again approved by council.
When the council changed its mind
a second time, Zalla said, "I couldn't
believe it. I've been working in front of
councils for 30 years and this is the
first time I've ever dealt with people
who went back on their word. Your
word is your bond. I don't know any
In response to council's displea-
sure that he did not attend the meeting,
Zalla said that after making sure the
terms of the lease were as requested, he
was told its approval was a mere for-
mality, and there was no reason for
him to attend.
In his letter Zalla reminded coun-
cil the two reasons for the lease: to
eliminate the city's liability on the city-
owned portion of the docks and to en-
sure that he maintains the seawall.
"We would be delighted to pay
$1,000 rent per year, and the city main-
tain the seawall," he noted. "To re-
move the sidewalks and replace the
seawall could cost up to $100,000."
In addition to spending $3,000 on
lease preparation, Zalla said he has
spent $200 for a city review, $3,500 for
a survey of the property, $450 for the
required property description and plat,
plus $75 per dock permit.
The city has spent more than $400
in legal expense in the matter, the
mayor said in an August memo to
"We have honored our commit-
ments, and we respectfully request you
do the same," Zalla concluded in his
letter. "Please sign the lease as written,
end a one-year project, and stop the
legal fees for both of us."
When council considered the letter
at its October meeting, it decided to
table the matter but said Zalla could
request that the matter be brought back
to a work session.
... and Crabby is
By Bonner Presswood
If you've been around Anna Maria
Island for just a three short years, you've
experienced more than the old revolving
salad bar that contributed to the fame of
the former Pete Reynard's restaurant.
You've seen the landmark restau-
rant in Holmes Beach change from Pete
Reynard's to Shuckers, back to Pete
Reynard's again and then to Crabby
Every operator along the way has
made changes improvements to
the 40-year-old facility.
As reported here in September, a
large corporation, Landmark Restaurant
Holdings, purchased all 12 Crabby Bill
Florida locations, including "ours" in
Now, we learn, our Crabby has been
franchised by Landmark and new man-
agement has arrived.
Bill Zalla, owner of the Holmes
Beach property where Crabby Bills is
located, and a shareholder in the Crabby
corporation, says he's still the property
owner the landlord.
Stop in soon and welcome to the
Island a new era headed by General
Manager Keith Lawes.
Lawes says we will finally have
someone to pay attention to one of our
oldest commercial treasures. His plans
call for some more remodeling to con-
vert the facility into a full entertain-
A top-rate sports bar will take the
place of the former Mermaid Room.
The revolving Compass Room will
become the main dining room with
some improvements. The formerly
private Islander's club/banquet room
in the center will soon be the Rock
Lobster room, a weekend nightclub,
and Lawes says this room will be
available to any and all community
organizations the rest of the week.
Regular patrons of the front bar-
room will be happy to know it will stay
pretty much the same and Bernie Roy
will be holding court at the piano bar
early evenings. The walkway from the
front bar to the back will be trans-
formed to a street cafe.
What was formerly Crabby's
merchandise room will soon be the
Shark Room with, what else? Pool
tables for pool sharks, according to
Lawes says he's a "minority part-
ner" in the new corporation that pur-
chased three Crabby locations in-
cluding those in Stuart and Jupiter.
His company also owns three Jack-
son Hole steak houses, one in Indian
Rocks Beach, one in Orlando and the
third, another Orlando location, still
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Cat in the hat
No, this is definitely not a Dr. Seuss tale. This is
stranger than fiction and children' tales although
it does border somewhat on the inane. This turn of
events in Anna Maria City is more likened to the
former Sunday comic strip Bloom County.
Yes, it's true. The Anna Maria City Commission
has elected to draw a name from a hat to fill the vacant
seat on the commission.
Whether the four commissioners agreed their vote
would deadlock over any nomination brought forth or
whether they believed the random drawing method was
fair, it is simply not what we elected them to do.
Citizens of Anna Maria voted for representatives,
albeit leaders, who could make decisions.
Sometimes decisions are tough (unpopular) and
need to be made in the best interest of a majority
greater than the vocal minority that regularly presents
itself to councils everywhere.
There are times when decisions require planning
for the future, looking at the long-term effect for the
city. Short-term resolutions may be simpler but we
expect our elected officials to be far-sighted in looking
out for our interests.
Just last year, commissioners in Anna Maria were
faced with filling a vacancy when the late Mayor Ray
Simches resigned. Commissioner Max Znika became
interim mayor, thereby leaving a vacant seat.
They toyed with filling the vacancy with the next
highest vote-getter from the previous election but in-
decisiveness and an apparent deadlock left the seat
,open for the remainder of the term until February
So, like deja vu, here we are again. Only this time
,a different four-member panel has a plan for filling the
vacancy. A lottery.
When this newspaper offers endorsement for pub-
lic office, we look for people who have the ability to
be leaders. We tend to take it for granted that all the
people in the running for political office love their com-
munity and want what is "right."
It's a true leader that can weigh opinions, study the
facts and make a decision based on a conviction of
what is right for the city.
The present commissioners in Anna Maria City
have dodged their responsibility to the voters with their
Well, if you've ever desired to sit on the dais at city
hall, if you're a six-month resident and a registered
voter of the City of Anna Maria, as absurd as it may
seem, get your name in the hat.
You could be a winner. Err, commissioner.
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Hurricane Opal a jewel
of a lesson
Hurricane Andrew showed us a lesson three years
ago. This month, Hurricane Opal showed us a second
lesson, from a different coast of the state.
We live on a fragile barrier island, extremely frag-
ile to the strength of hurricanes and rising ocean lev-
els. The next lesson may come to our own shores.
The whole of Anna Maria Island can be devas-
tated and laid waste, and all our lives threatened by
one hurricane pointed our way, in a matter of hours
from its selection of path. That is our reality, today
Most of the Island is residential, with accompany-
ing accommodations for a limited number of tourists or
seasonal visitors. And, from its origin as a refuge for
Man, the Island generally turns away from high-rise
glitz to more simple and low-level structures and man-
ners of living.
That has been a good instinct. We are more com-
fortable with low-key homes and a human environment
which respects and lives in harmony with nature's el-
ements and wildlife. We don't need palaces built along
our shores; we need practical architecture and construc-
tion, and a reasoning approach that we can survive the
loss of property, if and when the time comes.
Additionally, because of where we are we need
to stay alert to shifts in nature's patterns, including
weather. We are on the edge a barrier between
oceans and continents and thus sensitive to the re-
lationship between them which often is first signaled
by storms and happenings on other shores of other
Our governments here must reflect our unique po-
sitioning and the fact that we have different priorities,
must have different priorities, from most mainland or
All of this should tend to pull us together, a com-
mon need to face our fragility and to deal with it in
our daily lives. Evacuation routes are one priority,
and our lessons should show we need to deal with
drainage and flooding, the time element and emer-
gency management, decision-making and communi-
cations, as much as we deal with bridges and cause-
ways and mainland politics.
Thousands in the Panhandle were marooned on
jammed highways as the hurricane neared. Too many
risked lives "sticking out" the frontal surge. The prop-
erty and insurance loss is immense.
We should study and learn from this recent lesson.
Bob VanWagoner, Holmes Beach
Get height of proposed new
Anna Maria Island bridge right
At the prospect of sounding like a broken record,
please allow me to quote Webster's 3rd Edition: "high
(adj.) of more than normal height, and "height" (n)
- the topmost point."
Please, once and for all, be aware the Florida De-
partment of Transportation span to this Island has 65
feet of air beneath it, properly addressed as "naviga-
tional clearance," just as the present span has 25 feet.
The height of the proposed span at its handrail
is 79.5 feet or just under 80 feet high! As with almost
everything about this project, the agency falsified
quantities of data to enhance public acceptance and
assure approval. Such falsification was to call it a
lower-sounding "65-foot-high bridge."
Many may recall the now infamous video shown
to some 900 of us in October of 1993. It commenced
with five items supporting replacement, all provably
total falsehood, including the contention that no differ-
ence exists in cyclostrophic (hurricane) wind velocity
between the two elevations.
In three places in the master plan (FPER), which
allegedly cost taxpayers $800,000, says the current
span has only 17.5 feet navigational clearance.
FDOT employs such subterfuge dealing with al-
most every facet, even to nonexistent hazardous cur-
rents (measured; 1/15th knot).
Since the official "word" equates to a mullet in the
sun for a week, please agree with Webster and realis-
tically refer to the proposed bridge as an "80-foot
bridge" which, incidentally, is almost three stories
higher than the deck of an aircraft carrier.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 5, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder
Rurick Cobb's old Gulf Park Hotel in the '50s.
STRIKE UP THE BAND
"Prof. R.E. Cobb of Anna Maria
Key will be in charge as leader of the
1st Regimental Band of Tampa during
this next six months while Prof.
Hallowell is away for his health," the
Manatee River Journal announced on
May 8, 1902. "We congratulate Profes-
sor Cobb for that high compliment
which has been paid him by being se-
lected to lead this, the finest band in
Florida. The new duties however, will
not take him away from the leadership
of the Braidentown and Palmetto
bands, as his time will not be wholly
In the four years since he had ar-
rived in Tampa as an army bandsman in
the Spanish-American War of 1898
Rurick Cobb had become a "star" on
the Manatee County horizon.
A snazzy trap drummer and a bril-
liant cornetist, there was hardly a soiree
or club meeting in which he did not
perform. His musical aggregations
were in demand for every kind of event
from vaudeville at Warren's Opera
House to political rallies.
When the "VIA" (the primarily fe-
male Village Improvement Associa-
tion) staged a meeting in
Braidentown's courthouse square to
whip up interest in sprucing up the
town, Rurick was there. His band
played valiantly between fervent
speeches about such things as banning
cows from roaming in the streets. But
the sparse audience was not impressed.
In the next issue of the Journal, the edi-
tor apologized to "the ladies of the
VIA" for the "poor showing."
Another time Rurick brought "a
contingent" of the 2nd Regimental
Band" down from Tampa to provide
entertainment during the annual
"Woodmen's Excursion." The newspa-
per noted that "while here they rendered
several choice selections of sacred mu-
Rurick had other interests, however.
The isolation of the Island no
electricity, no telephone, no bridge, no
school suited settlers like poet/
dreamer George Emerson Bean and
horticulturist John R. Jones and shy
boat-builder Sam Cobb just fine.
But Sam's brother Rurick was dif-
ferent. He believed in "progress."
By 1901 Braidentown and Palmetto
had telephone service, while the only
phone available to Anna Marians was at
the military fort on Egmont Key. The
federal government had laid an under-
water telephone line to Fort Dade at the
beginning of the Spanish-American
Rurick made the acquaintance of a
young entrepreneur named Jack
Leffingwell. In 1893 at the age of 12,
this prodigy on the violin had rigged up
the first telephone line in Manatee
County. He had his own company going
by the time he was 15.
When Rurick met him, 19-year-old
Jack had just sold off his phone com-
pany (it later became GTE). He and
Rurick formed a partnership to bring a
telephone line to the Island. The two of
them looped the line from tree to tree
along the dirt road from Braidentown to
the general store in Cortez right
across the sound from Rurick's home-
As these visionaries worked to-
gether they talked of building a bridge
to the island. Nothing came of their idea
then. But in 1921 it was Leffingwell
who built a wooden bridge from Cortez
to Cortez Beach (now Bradenton
Beach). It lasted until 1957 when it was
replaced with today's concrete bridge.
As for Rurick, he built the Island's
first major tourist accommodation, the
Gulf Park Hotel, in 1909. It was to be
the venue of the likes of Willie Nelson
and the Allman Brothers band in the
1970s until it burned to the ground in
1979. How Rurick Cobb would've
loved to sit in with them.
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Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
Council gets offer of help in
personal watercraft issue
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council recently received
an offer it couldn't refuse when operators of A-l Is-
land Jet Ski Rental at Captains Marina offered to work
with Island cities on safety issues concerning personal
The Island's three cities have wrestled over ways
to minimize the danger to swimmers from personal
Issues include safe operation of the craft, licens-
ing of operators and a rapid proliferation of the craft
in Island waters.
Current operators of personal watercraft do not
have to be licensed by the state and do not have to take
boating safety courses. Privately owned craft may be
operated by 14-year-olds, but renters must be 16 years
Councilwoman Billie Martini invited Jim Gillett
and Scott Fritz, owners of the rental business, to ad-
dress council after making their acquaintance during
the recent coastal cleanup.
"These men would like to work with the city
councils and other operators to come up with rules
they can work with," explained Martini. "We do have
a three-member committee on the Island that has been
looking into the issue. Can the committee meet with
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he was not sure it
was a function of the government to do so. Groups
such as the power squadron and the Coast Guard Aux-
iliary should be the ones to deal with the issue.
"It is a city issue- a safety issue," countered
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore.
Resident Bob Jorgensen, an officer of the power
squadron, agreed with Whitmore and offered the
group's assistance. He said education is an important
element in preventing problems.
"I think it is a function of government," said
Council Chairman Luke Courtney. "As a member of
the beach and shore committee, I would like to meet
with these gentlemen."
"If we can be of any assistance in helping solve the
problems, we would be glad to do so," said Gillett.
"We're trying to be proactive. We've always felt there
could be peaceful co-existence between both sides."
Personal watercraft are classified as boats by state
statute, Gillett said.
"Thorough instruction is a major determinate in
safety," he said. "We explain the rules of the waterway,
show them the parts of the craft and its safety features.
We teach our renters how to mount the craft from deep
water and don't let them leave the dock unless they can
Another safety feature of their craft is the ignition
key, which is secured to a lanyard that is worn around
the wrist. If the operator falls off the craft, the key is
pulled out and the craft stops, explained Gillett.
"We don't cater to the young crowd," he said. "We
are more family oriented, and we chose Holmes Beach
with that in mind," Gillett said. "We also offer instruc-
tion in German for our tourists."
Other considerations in locating at the marina were
the absence of swimmers and having a safe, readily
available fuel supply and good visibility in both direc-
tions, he said.
They are in favor of no-wake zones in swimming ar-
eas, said Fritz, and they will not tolerate renters who jump
wakes or cut around and between boats. They encourage
renters to report those who do not obey the rules.
"There is a right and wrong way to do anything,"
stressed Gillett. "This is where it starts. Safety is our
most important consideration. We want to be an inte-
gral part of the community and help alleviate the
The pair offered to train any of the Island's law
enforcement officers in the operation of the craft
"If the officer knows how to operate the craft, he'll
understand why skiers do what they do," Gillett said.
"At locations where there are many skiers, the officer's
presence can be a deterrent as well as be a police pres-
ence if there is a problem."
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M OCTOBER 19, 1995 0 PAGE 9 UiM
Maloney appointed liaison
to civic association
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Maloney was ap-
pointed liaison to the city's civic association last week
after taking the group to task for not communicating
"I believe that liaison between the council and the
civic association ought to be a two-way street," Maloney
said, "so we can be made aware of that group's concerns
first hand and be assured that the association's members
are made aware of our concerns."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney asked if there
would be a problem if more than one council member
attends a civic association meeting.
"There is no problem as long as the council mem-
bers do not speak with each other or are not in a posi-
tion of authority on the board of directors or (in a po-
sition of authority) at the meetings," replied City Attor-
ney Patricia Petruff.
In response to Maloney remarks, Bob Jorgensen,
the civic association's liaison to council, invited all
council members to attend the group's meetings.
"Let me remind you we are a fledgling organization,
although we have over 70 members," he said. "Our goals
are for the betterment of the city and its population.
We'll try to communicate better with you. Keep in mind
that when we have a complaint, we deal directly with the
people involved, we don't come to the council."
When there was a problem with the school speed
zone, the group went to the police department, he ex-
plained. When there was a problem with the Anchor
Inn, the group went to the mayor and police chief.
When the group goes to someone other than the
council and the problem is not resolved, "it's reported
by the civic association that the city government has
ignored the problem," said Maloney. "If you feel that
somebody in this city does not deal correctly with
you, this is where the problem should come."
Good citizenship award
John Bacich, 76, ofAnna Maria, took it upon
himself to gather nearly 10 bags of trash on the
south side of Manatee Avenue across from Kingfish
boat ramp. Flooding from Hurricane Opal stirred
up mounds of garbage in the adjacent mangroves,
leaving an Island-entrance eyesore. Islander photo:
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Clark, Roumelis & Associates, Inc., the architec-
tural group of Fawley and Moody plus engineers
from Larson Engineering have received the nod from
a special panel in Bradenton Beach to strive for a
community development block grant from the
Florida Department of Community Affairs in the
1996 funding cycle.
The Bradenton Beach City Council will make a
final decision Thursday on who will do the grant writ-
ing, paperwork, design and engineering for the city's
next phase of redevelopment.
An additional $500,000 is being requested from
the state for renovations to the city's historic "old
town" district near Bridge Street.
Work to be done includes enhancements to park-
ing facilities, drainage, street paving, sidewalks, light-
ing, recreation facilities, water and sewer.
Bradenton Beach came in fourth in the 1995
CDBG proposals. Only the first three rankings re-
In 1994 the city received $500,000 from the state
for renovations to Bridge Street.
New deputy clerk hired
in Bradenton Beach
A new but familiar face is at Bradenton Beach City and Casual Corer where she worked as a trouble-
Hall: Lea Ann Bessonette is the new shooter.
deputy clerk for the city. "I decided there was something other
Bessonette, 58, said she would bring than retail," she said of her departure from
a background of "strong people-oriented the world of business. "I was working 24
skills" to city government. "I feel like hours a day seven days a week."
I'm living in paradise in Bradenton A tour throughout Florida resulted in
Beach," she said of her one-year resi- I- her finding Anna Maria Island, and after
dency on the Island, where she has been F. opening a temporary services business,
active in a number of civic organizations Bessonette decided she "wanted to get back
and events. into the mainstream.
Born in Medford, Ore., she grew up i "I'm very excited about the growth
in Pasadena, Calif. She is a former ex- Bessonette that is occurring in Bradenton Beach," she
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Full day's festivities at Anna Maria Homecoming
From City Hall to the historic City Pier, the city of
Anna Maria will be a festive spot this Saturday, Oct.
21, for the very first Anna Maria Homecoming to cel-
ebrate the city and welcome back winter residents and
Homecoming I.s. The celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a
highlights .- children's parade from the School for Constructive
Anna Maria :Play, 304 Pine Ave., west to City Hall on the corner of
'Pine and Gulf Drive.
They're sprucing up all
over Anna Maria for the At 10 a.m. on the City Hall grounds, Mayor Dor-
city's first Fall Home- othy McChesney will hold a welcome ceremony joined
coming celebration this by Vice Mayor Chuck Shumard and City Commission-
Saturday, Oct. 21. Among .ers Doug Wolfe and George McKay.
the day-longfestivities Also on hand will be U.S. Rep. Dan Miller who
willbe a ChapelPlayerswill present a new American flag to the city from Kirby
Stewart Post 24 of the American Legion. The post's
a, This is Your e honor guard will raise the flag, which has flown over
arriving at the City Pier winithe Capitol in Washington, D.C.
are sitting, from left, Ceremonies will also include an award honoring
are sitting, from left,
artha Stewart, Carolyne the Citizen of the Year and a posthumous award for the
Martha Stewart, Carolyne
Noood and Marilyn late Mayor Ray Simches. Members of the city staff will
Norwood and Marilyn
Hawkins and, standing, greet residents and visitors at a City Hall open house
t until 4 p.m.
Gene and Elizabeth Moss, Next door at the Island Players Theater there will
Al Butterfield and Betsy be an art-in-the-park display by members of the
Steele. Islander Photo: Island's Artists Guild, Art League and Island Gallery
Cynthia Finn. West. The theater will be open until 4 p.m. for visitors
Also until 4 p.m. there will be open houses at the
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.; the Is-
land Historical Museum and Historical Park, 402 Pine
Ave.; and Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
-. Pine Ave.
At the Historical Museum, early-Island craftwork
demonstrations throughout the day will include palm-
frond weaving, whittling, basket weaving and quilting.
From the museum, the Anna Maria Island Trolley will
...4 .. offer free rides to historic city sites.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., will open a variety of its programs for
free participation and will host several special events
in conjunction with the Anna Maria Homecoming cel-
Free programs will be adult round-robin tennis
play, 8-10 a.m.; Computertots for ages 3-8 years, 9-
9:30 a.m.; adult gentle aerobics, 10-10:30 a.m.; adult
line dancing, 10:30-11 a.m.; Tae Kwon Do for all ages,
11-11:30 a.m.; a history of the Center, all ages, 11 a.m.
to noon; and adult Jazzercise, 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Arthritis self help course
to be offered*
The Arthritis Foundation/Southwest Branch is of-
fering a six-week course to give people with arthritis
the knowledge and skills they need to take a more ac-
tive part in their arthritis care.
An application and fee of $25 to cover the cost of
"Arthritis Handbook" and membership to "Arthritis
Today" magazine is required. Applications must be
submitted no later than Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Topics covered include exercise, relaxation, ways to
save energy and use joints wisely, medication and nutri-
tion, pain and other problems that result from arthritis.
Classes begin Monday, Nov. 6, and continue for
six consecutive Mondays. The course will held at Blake
Hospital in Bradenton from 1 to 3 p.m.
Applications may be obtained by calling the Arthri-
tis Foundation at 739-2729.
Arthritis Foundation seeks
The southwest Florida branch of the Arthritis
Foundation is in need of volunteers to man a ticket-
sales booth at DeSoto Square Mall from Oct. 28
through Dec. 1. A variety of hours are available.
For information, call Ann Hunsader at 739-2729.
Special events will include a free concert from 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. by the acclaimed Manatee High School
Chamber Orchestra. Everyone is welcome and dona-
tions will be accepted.
From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., ages 10 through 16 years
are invited to a Homecoming teen dance sponsored by
the Center's teen boys and girls groups. There will be
a $1 admission fee to benefit those groups.
The dance will be supervised by the Center staff
and adult volunteers. Pizza, chips and soda will be sold.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Chapel Players will
present "Anna Maria, This is Your Life" at the Roser
Chapel. Spanning the years from 1896 to 1940, the play
depicts the life of the Island's early settlers. Marge Ebel
will direct the Anna Maria Community Chorus in a
performance of old Anna Maria songs.
The chapel will also host some of the city's best
known writers, under the direction of Dr. Carl Voyles,
for a series of short readings from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
At the Historical Park, a bird-rescue training ses-
sion will be presented from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the
Pelican Man's bird sanctuary.
From 3 to 3:30 p.m. in the Roser main sanctuary,
Cliff Burgeson will present a musical program. At 5
p.m. Ato's restaurant, 111 Bay Blvd. S., will stage a
festive Polynesian review and offer Polynesian fare.
At 7 p.m. an old-fashioned sunset promenade fea-
turing Historical Society members in pioneer costumes
joined by the public will proceed to the Gulffront at the
end of Pine Avenue.
open to children
Attention kids in grades four, five and six. The
national greeting-card contest that earned fame and
prizes for an Island boy last year is looking for your
The Kentucky Fried Chicken/Family Circle
magazine All-American Salute to Mothers contest is
under way. The deadline for submitting original
Mother's Day cards with an illustration and written
message is Dec. 8.
Winning cards will be chosen from each state
and the District of Columbia.
Kris Smith of Holmes Beach was the Florida
winner in the 1995 contest. His entry was displayed
in New York City and in addition to two atlases he
was awarded a congratulations party for a large
group of friends and family at a local KFC restau-
The grand-prize winner receives $3,500, a two-
night trip to New York and the honor of having his
or her card printed by Carlton Cards and distributed
in retail stores across the country.
The second-place winner receives $1,500, third
place $750 and seven fourth-place winners receive
$500. State winners will have their entry displayed
in New York and be eligible for the same prizes
Smith won last year. The top three cards will be
published in the May 1996 issue of Family Circle.
A complete set of contest rules may be found
in the Oct. 10 Family Circle or by sending a No. 10
self-addressed stamped envelope to KFC/Family
Circle Contest Rules, 200 E. Randolph Drive, Suite
6300, Chicago, 11l. 60601.
Holiday wreaths on order
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Manatee County is now $28. Free delivery is available for orders of five or
taking pre-sale orders for live-bough 20-inch holiday more. All proceeds benefit the non-profit agency.
wreaths from Oregon at a cost of $15 each or two for For more information, call 755-6655.
Community Center Homecoming
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Stephenson and Bennett
Kellie Rae Bennett and Dale Allen Stephenson, of
Bradenton, were married on July 22 by the Rev. Wayne
Kirk at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
The bride is the daughter of Nancy and Mel
Bennett of Anna Maria, and the groom is the son of
Arthur and Audrey Stephenson of Ft. Meyers. The
groom is a lieutenant in the Holmes Beach Police De-
The matron of honor was Lezlie Nance, sister of
the bride. Bridesmaids were Yvonne Burkhart; Melissa
and Deanna Stephenson, daughters of the groom; and
Kymberli Nance, niece of the bride.
The flower girl was Catherine Carden, and the ring
bearer was Cameron Carter Frazier. Both are cousins
of the bride.
The best man was James Stephenson, brother of
the groom. Groomsmen were Brian Stephenson, son of
the groom; Robert Bennett, brother of the bride; and
Jeremy Nance, nephew of the bride.
The ceremony was followed by a reception at Elks
Lodge 1511. The couple traveled to Savannah, Geor-
gia and Hilton Head for their honeymoon.
A memorial service will be held for Juan
Freudenthal on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the meeting room
of the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Kelly Reynolds, professor and long-time friend,
will lead the service.
Freudenthal was a Holmes Beach resident, retired
library and information science professor and artist.
John X. Pace
John X. Pace, 78, of Bradenton, died Oct. 12, 1995,
Service will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
with the Rev. Danith L. Kilts officiating. Burial will be
Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
Born in Chicago, Mr. Pace came to Manatee
County from Akron, Ohio, in 1976. He was a sales
training manager for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He
was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Choir.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Coates of
Wauwatosa, Wis., a son, John L., of Findley, Ohio; a
sister, Julia G. Roessler of Chicago; six grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Elise S. Townsend
Elsie S. Townsend, 88, of Bradenton and a former
long-time Anna Maria Island resident, died Oct. 4 in
Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Rush City, Minn., Mrs. Townsend came to
Manatee County from Danbury, Wis., 25 years ago.
She was retired owner of Last Cast Tavern in Danbury
for 20 years. She was a member of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church in Holmes Beach.
She is survived by three grandchildren and eight
A memorial mass was held at St. Bernard Catho-
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Kids fishing contest in
Catch a lot of fun at the VFW
.Post 8199's 30th Annual Fish-
ji >S' sT ing Contest for Kids, ages 6 to
A99 ^12, on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the
Bradenton Beach Pier.
The children will fish from 8
a.m. to noon with prizes awarded at 1 p.m. There will
be free soda pop and hot dogs for the hungry fishers
and special breakfast prices for parents.
Chamber reception Oct. 25
Poco Loco Fine Mexican Cuisine, 6830-B Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, will host the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce's monthly mem-
bership reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25.
All members and guests are invited. For informa-
tion, call 778-1541.
Orchids or onions on civic
Discussion of orchids and onions or an ex-
change of compliments and complaints about living in
the City of Holmes Beach will be the topic of the
Holmes Beach Civic Association meeting to be held
Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the Island Branch
Updates on current projects and the association's
government liaison report will also be given.
Residents are encouraged to come and express
themselves and meet their neighbors.
Refreshments will be served.
Rained-out kids try car
The students in Toni Lashway's fourth-and fifth-
grade split class at Anna Maria Elementary School will
hold a car wash and bake sale at the school in Holmes
Beach on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 am. to 1 p.m.
The students are working to pay for a historical
field trip to St. Augustine scheduled for later this year.
The cost per student is for the trip is $125.
Anna Maria Garden Club to
sprout new roots
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet for the
first time this season on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 1:30
p.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
Guests and members will be shown a film on gar-
Refreshments will be served and the public is wel-
For information call 778-3222.
Hair Motions to clip for
Save Anna Maria, Inc.
Hair Motions in Holmes Beach joins the Bali Hai
Resort in supporting the efforts of Save Anna Maria,
Inc., to stop the construction of a mega bridge at
Manatee Avenue. For the next few months, Hair
Motions will donate $1 per service to SAM's legal
fund. Hair Motions'first 25 service customers
during their campaign to support SAM will receive a
free "No Mega Bridge" T-shirt. Challenging other
businesses to join them are the Hair Motions family,
left to right, Sue Prudente; Tami Baines, owner;
John Gary Schmal, stylist; and Jony Pinter, massage
therapist. Seated are Tami's children, Ali and little
Shannon. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Sign up now for Island's
Christmas may seem far off but the Anna Maria
Island Privateers have already booked Santa Claus and
are looking for others to join him in their Dec. 9 Christ-
mas parade and gift giveaway.
The annual parade will go south down the Island
from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina Beach
on the south end. Following the parade, free gifts and
food will be distributed to Island children 12 years and
There is no fee beyond community spirit to be a
part of the parade. To sign up, call the Privateers at 778-
1238, 778-5934 or 778-2599.
'Cracker' addresses Rotary
"Cracker" Gib Bergquist will speak on the Florida
Sesquicentennial in Manatee County at the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club's weekly meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 23, at Crabby Bill's Restaurant, 5325
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 748-7807.
Island Garden Club begins
The Island Garden Club will hold its first meeting
of the season on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr.,
A film entitled "Flower Gardens" will be shown
followed by a covered dish dinner.
For information call 778-0256.
Episcopal church plans
Enjoy a Saturday sail to Egmont Key with family
and friends of the Church of the Annunciation in
The church is sponsoring a boat trip to the island
on Saturday, Oct 21. The Miss Cortez will leave from
the Cortez Fleet dock at 2:30 p.m. at 12507 Cortez
Road W. Please allow extra travel time due to the
Cortez Bridge closure. The boat will return to the dock
at 6 p.m.
Drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and chips may
be purchased on board or participants may bring their
own food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Only 120 tickets are available at a cost of $5 for
adults and $3 for children. Purchase tickets by calling
the church office at 778-1638.
Anna Maria featured
In honor of the Anna Maria Homecoming celebra-
tion Oct. 21, the city of Anna Maria will be featured
during the month of October at the Island Historical
Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Emphasis will be on the early Islanders who settled
near the north point in 1894. Other features will include
the importance of the City Pier before there were
bridges to the Island, the abundance of fish caught in
the waters off the pier and the founding of the Island's
first church, Roser Memorial Community Church, built
The growth of the Island school will also be traced
from the one-room schoolhouse on Magnolia Avenue,
where the Community Center now stands, to the cur-
rent elementary school with an enrollment of 438 stu-
The museum is open from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission
is free. For information, call 778-0492.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 19, 1995 0 PAGE 13 iJ
Cozy up to Island Player's 'Charley's Aunt'
By Cynthia Finn
"I'm no ordinary woman," reports Lord Fancourt
Babberley in the guise of Charley's aunt, Donna Lucia
Indeed, this Donna Lucia is extraordinary. And the
mischief in the old-Oxford air swirls nonstop through
the Island Players' season opener, "Charley's Aunt," in
a way that surely tickles the 1892 playwright Brandon
The opening night performance of this classic Brit-
ish farce was top-notch. Clearly the 10-member cast
has had some weeks of fun in preparation under direc-
tor Geoff Todd's magic wand.
Comfortable one and all in their pomp and circum-
stance, these "Brits" took the standing-room audience
on a clever and captivating ride to capital amusement.
"College gents will do anything," sniffs butler
Brassett, played to perfection by Players old-timer Sam
Therein lies the premise as chaps Jack Chesney
(Magnus Hines) and Charley Wykeham (John Durkin)
create albeit with deceptive propriety the proper
social setting for wooing sweethearts Kitty Verdun
(Laura Nelson) and Amy Spettigue (Alexandra
Hines, a high school senior, projects gentleman
Jack's lines, predicaments and demeanor with skill and
ease. Durkin is also ever-comfortable on stage and has
fine-tuned the fretting and distracted Charley.
Nelson and Lambrinidis are utterly charming as
they float innocently from the Oxford rooms to the
garden to the formal drawing room and into the
open arms of gracious confidante, Charley's aunt.
Or should we say confidant for Donna Lucia is
really in breeches. And without relenting, this
Charley's aunt truly kept us in stitches.
Be it in breeches or ebony satin, William "Marty"
Martin as Fanny Babberley and Charley's aunt is, in a
word, superb. A seasoned actor making his Island Play-
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Another professional, Bill Rogers, is stellar in his
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Art Ballman and John Flannery's ornate late-Vic-
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Tolerance in excess
On CBS's Sunday morning show this week,
Charles Kuralt spoke of Key West in excerpts from his
book "Charles Kuralt's America."
"It's the most tolerant place on earth," Kuralt said.
It reminded me of the recent cab ride through Key
West to Saltwater Angler's comfortable, homelike two-
room inn above the fly fishing shop created and nur-
tured by eminent fly fisherman/author Jeffrey
The driver remarked on a small motel we passed,
"It's topless and bottomless now at the pool," he said.
Which brought about the conversation centering on
our mutual observations that normally sane, urban,
regular-type folks go to Key West and "go wild." They
do things so out of character, so "let loose," and so fun,
and then hop on a plane for home and become "so nor-
During a month-long February visit to the south-
ernmost city, Kuralt said he observed that lots of Key
Westers go by first names only. "Probably to avoid the
past," he said.
I say, who needs last names when you're all
friends? Lots of Conchs go by nicknames and no one
ever asks the question, "What's your real name?"
I discovered the "isle of bones," also known to
many as Cayo Heuso, 20-some years ago and seriously
contemplated living there until I realized my two kids,
then six and eight, would have to choose between ei-
ther a Catholic or Cuban school.
And that my daughter, seriously prone to car-sick-
ness, would have to ride 45 miles to Marathon if she
participated in any sports and she surely would play
So, Anna Maria was the island of choice for us. I
don't think any of the three of us regret it.
But in Key West again, for the first time in nearly
10 years, after 10 years of constant long-term visits,
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instead of my former friends and long-remembered
places frequented usually only by locals, I stumbled
into friends from Anna Maria in the most touristy of
Key West is tolerant, forgiving and changed.
Key West has grown tremendously from the little
island I remembered. Big developments cover the
Mallory Square waterfront and one large time-share
condominium looms at the southernmost point.
Fisherman's Cafe? Gone. Shorty's breakfast joint?
Gone. Mallory Square? I hardly recognized it.
Nearly everything that was "gone" is replaced by
pandering, touristy, trendy, new replicas of the "by-
And T-shirt shops and "mall-type" stores are in the
majority on Duval Street.
Sloppy Joe's is alive and well. Well, sorta.
We were drawn in by the familiar sounds of Barry
Cuda aka St. Pete Twig of local Silver King Band
fame on stage. He was churning out his unique
barrelhouse piano tunes but his repertoire was toned
down by a fullhouse of mostly young families.
Yes. Yuppies with kids.
Sloppy Joe's has expanded since my last visit. In
one direction, there's a big room to order food. On the
Duval side, there's a shop that features Sloppy Joe
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clothing and sundry items that bear the familiar logo.
However, they missed the mark when they named the
"dry goods" store. It should be called "Sloppy Stuff."
While we imbibed and enjoyed Barry's musical
puns a quick look around the bar revealed an old friend
from Anna Maria, Pat Timmons, now a Key Wester,
and a character in his own right, aka Teddy Bear.
Bear does the early morning shift at Rev. Joe's
Front Street bar. He told us a story about how he and
a few other loyal campaign workers helped Capt. Tony
win the mayoral election a few years back.
Then in walked the infamous Capt Tony himself.
He owns the bar a half-block down the street that
claims to be the oldest operating bar in Florida. It
claims a lot more but that's all we can print here. Capt
Tony was gracious enough to sign my Islander By-
stander "mullet" T-shirt. A fitting souvenir for a four-
day trip back in time.
We talked with Bear for a while and visited him the
next day for one of his special recipe Bloody Marys at
Rev. Joe's. It was O.J. day. We hung around the bar for
the verdict. Met bar friends. Shared shock and surprise
over the acquittal. Talked about fishing, tourists, old
Key West, old times.
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As Jeff's 10-year-old daughter Libby said, "I like the
gills they're like chips."
Boliche, ropa veja, black beans and rice, fried plan-
tains, flan, sangria, espresso and particularly, the lob-
ster enchilada, were "the best." Thanks to Jeff, we
avoided the majority of the "foo-foo" dining spots and
found the best of old Key West Jose's Cantina.
Of course, dinner our first night at a posh little spot,
Cafe des Artists, was nothing to scoff at. Their choco-
late dessert creation was a divine and memorable ed-
ible culmination to a perfect day of decadence. I dream
of it still.
For the last night, we met our shuttle driver at
Hog's Breath Saloon where we enjoyed the familiar
vocals and guitar of former Anna Maria entertainer
Dan Mobley. Jimmy Buffett's "Pirate Looks at Forty"
was our send off at sunset.
Rounding the southernmost point along the ocean-
front to the airport, the road was flooded, littered with
seaweed and sponges, with waves spilling across both
We returned home on the Sea Coast airlines' 10-
passenger Navajo a 55-minute flight thanks to the
winds of Opal from Key West to the St.Pete/
Also, thanks to Opal, no fishing this trip. Neverthe-
Former Islander Pat Timmons concocts morning
cocktails at Rev. Joe's Front Street cafe and bar.
STIR-IT-UP, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 '
Bear suggested we take a walk down Front Street ''
to the waterfront and take a look at the future of Anna
Maria. The future if Anna Maria's tourism grows at the
same rate as Key West's did.
He said it was where the homeless and the bums
congregated. He said that comes with it (the boom in
tourism). Bear said to take pictures and show the
people back on Anna Maria what we're in for but we
didn't have the heart to go look.
Our host Jeffrey showed us to the traditional Cu-
ban restaurant for dinner so honestly delicious and
down to earth, we returned two nights in a row.
_The whole, crunchy-fried yellowtail snapper was -:
fantastic and devoured right down to the backbone. -
"A Wonderful Experience"
CAFE ON THE BEACH
Home of the Delicious
Served Daily (Waffles too!)
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Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining Plenty of Parking
Live Entertainment (Weather Permitting) Big Playground
On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!
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NICKI'S NIGHTLY SPECIALS
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Chicken Cordon Bleu .............. $10.95
Veal Chop Diane .......................... $16.95
Stuffed Shrimp ............................... $11.95
Mussels over Pasta ....................... $9.50
Black Grouper............................. $14.95
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less, it was a great get-away to yet another paradise -
a more tolerant island.
Let there be no doubt, a pet pig would be as wel-
come in Key West as we were.
While roller blading on Sunday the balmiest,
coolest, most pleasant day yet of the past six months -
I had a chance encounter with a man driving a small
black car with license tag LGM 82N on Marina Drive
in Holmes Beach.
Neighbors near his destination on 74th Street at the
dead end should watch out for this angry, aggressive
driver and pity the woman riding with him.
After riding behind me and honking his horn, I sig-
naled him to pass since there was no oncoming traffic.
He passed and then halted in the middle of the road,
causing another car to pass him. He waited for me to
come along side his car and began yelling abuses as he
turned the wheel to aim the front end of his car at me
- running me off into the grass.
Obviously this man owns the road and is unwilling
to share, so I thought everyone should look out for him.
To all the others bikers, drivers and runners who
pass by with nod or a smile thanks for sharing the
Former Anna Maria
entertainer Dan Mobley,
right, is a fixture at
Hog's Breath Saloon
in Key West.
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ANCIENT AGE EARLY TIMES TEN HIGH
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1.75 LTR MIR 13.00 1.75 LTR 1.75 LTR MIR '3.00
NET '10.75 SUPER BUY NET 9.69
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No School *
Tuesday, 10/24/95 *
Breakfast: 1/2 Slice Pizza, Strawberry Fruit Cup
S Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Ham- *
burger on Bun, Carrot Sticks, Juice, Cookie
Breakfast: Cereal or Cinnamon Toast, Fruit Juice
SLunch: BBQ Rib on Bun or Cheese Croissant,
Baked Potato Sticks, Fresh Fruit, Pudding .
* Breakfast: Scrambled Egg, Toast, Fresh Juice
Lunch: Pizza or Nachos, Cucumber Dunkers,
Peaches, Jello w/Whipped Topping
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Corn Dog (no second choice), Corn,
All meals served with milk.
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Oct. 6. The
children's names are listed left to right. First row are Kathryn Rawson, Lauren Barth, April Glennon and
Bradley Bryant. Second row are Maya Thompson, Kevin Kirn, Kara Kennedy, Samatha Doerr, Trey Andricks
and Ryane Wickers. Back row are Ottavia Oddo, Lindsay Lane, Brittany Parker, Krystal Gonzalez, Colleen
Cosgrove, Jeremy LeGrand, Stephen Yencho and Joshua Huffine.
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All-U-Can-Eat Grouper Fingers .................. 6.95
Blackedned Chicken w/Fettucini Alfredo ... 7.95
Crab Stuffed Grouper .. ..................... .95
Fiush & Chips.................................. .... 5.95
Stuffed Lobster Tails ............................. 10.95
Check out our Early Bird Menu 4 to 6 Daily!
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107 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach 778-7272
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For the Beach Mon Sat 10AM 9PM
z dSunday Noon to 6 PM
Island Shopping Center 5318 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 778-7386
Best Homemade Breakfast & Lunch
Specials on the Island!
FRESH BAKED Thursday: PRIME RIB SPECIAL
PIES & Full cut, potato, $725
BISCUITS vegetable, rolls $72
EGGS BENEDICT All Day ... 7 Days a Week
EYE OPENER... 2 eggs, toast,
home fries and coffee... Only $1.75 n .
Island Inn Restaurant
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7AM-2PM 778-3031
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OCT 19,20 & 21 10 PM
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OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH AND DINNER OPEN FROM 11AM
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Happy Hour Daily 4 to 7 PM
Hours: Sun Thurs 4 to 10 Fri & Sat 4 to 11
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 8, domestic battery, possession of marijuana,
possession of paraphernalia, 100 block of Spring Lane.
No narrative available.
Oct. 6, burglary, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Catalina
Beach Resort. The officer on patrol observed a broken
window in a unit. The victims returned and discovered
the unit had been burglarized by a person unknown
who removed a suitcase, six T-shirts, six pairs of shorts,
two swim suits, a beach bag, $10 in cash, beach tow-
els, a blanket and two decks of cards for a total value
Oct. 7, criminal mischief, 2300 block of Canasta
Drive. The complainant reported she heard glass break-
ing, looked outside and saw two subjects walking
away. She found the garage window broken, damage
to the hood of her vehicle and a large rock on the floor.
Damages were $550.
Oct. 7, Baker Act, 2200 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported the subject was drinking and took
numerous pills. The subject was placed in custody and
transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Oct. 7, possession of alcohol under 21, selling or
giving alcohol under 21, 110 Bridge St., Sonnydaze.
The officer was doing routine bar checks and observed
a subject under 21 drink from a bottle of beer. When
the officer asked for his identification, the subject said
he had none. The officer placed the subject and the
manager in custody, and the business was closed for the
Oct. 8, Baker Act, 100 block of Gulf Drive North.
The complainant called 911 and said he was depressed
and wanted to kill himself. The officer responded and
transported the subject to Glen Oaks.
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Oct. 10, found property, 112 Bridge Street, post
office. Three wallets were found in a mail box and
placed in property.
Oct. 6, DUI, fleeing to elude, open container,
5900 block of Marina Drive to Willow Drive in Anna
Maria. The officer was advised by an MSO deputy that
a vehicle was coming west across the bridge at Mana-
tee Avenue and the driver appeared to be intoxicated.
The officer followed the vehicle and observed the
driver, Balie Gross III, 40, of Anna Maria, drive off the
right side of the road four times and cross the center
line six times, almost striking another vehicle head on,
according to the report.
The officer attempted to stop the vehicle in the
5800 block of Marina Drive but Gross would not stop.
Another officer assisted by driving his vehicle in front
of Gross' vehicle and slowing to a stop. When the of-
ficer exited his vehicle, Gross drove around him and
continued north on Gulf Drive.
The first officer pursued Gross as he turned right
on Pine Avenue and traveled east at approximately 75
mph. According to the report, Gross skidded through
the intersection of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boule-
vard turning north.
The two officers werejoined by an MSO deputy as
Gross turned onto North Shore Drive, then onto Wil-
low. The officers located the vehicle at the dead end of
Willow Street where they reported they found Gross
hiding in the bushes. Gross was placed in custody, and
the officer found an open beer in the front seat of his
Oct. 7, found property a book bag, 43rd Street
and Gulf Drive.
Oct. 7, grand larceny, 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach Business Center. The officer investigating a
suspicious incident at Island Lumber found two five-
pound fire extinguishers that had been discharged and
thrown into the wooded area behind the business. They
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had come from an external cabinet at the business cen-
ter which had been forced open.
Oct. 9, animal, 200 block of 64th Street. The
complainant reported a barking dog, but upon the
officer's arrival the dog was not barking. The com-
plainant came out of her residence screaming profan-
ity and demanding the officer tell the dog's owner to
shut the dog up, said the report.
As she continued to scream, the officer advised her
if she did not quit screaming profanity at the officer and
the neighbor she would be placed under arrest and
charged with disorderly conduct. The officer explained
the proper procedure for filing a complaint and the
conditions for a violation to exist.
The dispatcher advised the officer that the com-
plainant was very abusive to her on the phone.
Oct. 9, 3900 block of East Bay Drive. The com-
plainant told the officer he had just gotten out of jail
and was homeless. The officer called the Salvation
Army, which had a bed available, and transported the
subject to a transfer officer at 75th Street and Manatee
Oct. 10, suspicious, 300 block of 29th Street. The
complainant reported a white male subject wearing all
black standing in her back yard near the.bathroom win-
dow. A patrol request was initiated.
Oct. 10, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $50,
3900 East Bay Drive, Island Foods.
Oct. 12, suspicious, 100 block of 51st Street. The
complainant reported a subject was handing out beauty
product catalogs and the pair got into a verbal confron-
tation. The officer advised the subject of the ordinance
prohibiting solicitation, and the subject left the area.
Oct. 12, damage, Gulf Drive and 50th Street. As
a city employee was mowing the right of way, he ran
over a coil of heavy wire that was obscured from view.
The mower blades propelled the coil into the road
where it struck a vehicle causing $200 in damage.
Oct. 12, lost property a topaz ring and eye-
glasses, 400 block of 76th Street.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Station Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Oct. 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a resident reporting a
sailing vessel was adrift in northern Sarasota Bay. Sta-
tion Cortez launched a boat which found, identified
and anchored the vessel and contacted the boat's owner
to report its new position.
Oct. 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a passing boater of a
body and a small vessel adrift at the mouth of Terra
Ceia Bay. Due to being on another call, the station
contacted the Manatee County Sheriffs Department
Marine Unit, which recovered the body and transferred
it to the county medical examiner.
Oct. 7, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report from a resident of a small vessel adrift
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in Anna Maria Sound. Longboat Key Police Marine Unit
was contacted and towed the vessel to Station Cortez. The
boat's owner was contacted to retrieve the vessel.
Oct. 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a commercial salvage
company in Englewood of a disabled and anchored
boat in the Intracoastal Waterway between Lemon Bay
and Cape Haze. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels re-
sponded and searched the area with a salvage company
boat, but no disabled vessel was located.
Oct. 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a 9 1 1 call of an over-
turned catamaran off Bradenton Beach with one person
in the water. Station Cortez launched a boat which
found the catamaran, retrieved the person from the
water and towed the vessel to port. The boat was
dismasted in the incident.
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Oct. 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue dive boat. The
vessel returned to port shortly after the Coast Guard
Oct. 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a sailboat stating they
were aground near Jewfish Key. Station Cortez made
a Marine Assistance Request Broadcast, to which a
commercial salvage company responded, refloated the
vessel and assisted to port.
Oct. 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a small vessel with two
children on board overdue from a trip in Terra Ceia
Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 85 responded, and
the vessel and children were found without incident a
short time later.
Oct. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from 9 1 1 of a woman jump-
ing from the Skyway Bridge. Station Cortez launched
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a boat and assisted St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue in
recovering the body.
Oct. 12, Boarding. A fishing vessel was observed
with a large diesel fuel sheen in the water near it. The
vessel was boarded, and a crew member admitted spill-
ing fuel overboard while refueling. The vessel was
cited for marine pollution and having inadequate letter-
ing and numbering.
Oct. 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a resident reporting a
sailing vessel in distress off the northwest point of
Anna Maria Island. Station Cortez launched a boat,
located the vessel and determined it was not in distress
and did not need Coast Guard assistance.
Oct. 12, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
and issued a boating safety violation for not having
necessary equipment on board for a vessel of that size
and not having navigational rules on board.
NDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 19, 1995 0 PAGE 19 jjm
ries of slide lectures conducted by Kevin Costello
beginning Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Costello is a well-known art critic, art historian, pub-
licist, lecturer and instructor.
The cost for the six-week series is $40. Pre-reg-
istration is required. The center is located at 707 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information, call 365-2032.
Manatee art league exhibit
The Art League of Manatee County is hosting an
exhibit entitled "A Different Muse: Another Vision"
in all its galleries, at 209 9th St. W., Bradenton.
The artists are Patience Morrisey, Bruce Gregory,
Florence Putterman, Richard Capes, Steven Redmond,
Linda Wagner, Hannah Price and Gale Fulton-Ross.
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the same week the contest is published.
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Everyone's art welcomed
The season opener at the Anna Maria Island Art
League will feature a Clay and Photography Exhibit on
Friday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The pub-
lic is welcome to attend. Everyone's art is welcome.
This will be a judged show with cash prizes for
Overall Best of Show and First Place. The league will
also be assigning four merit awards. There is a two
piece entry limit.
Receiving date for the entries will be Monday,
Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For information, call the league at 778-2099.
'Joy of Art' program at center
The Sarasota Visual Art Center will sponsor a se-
E[ PAGE 20 M OCTOBER 19, 1995 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Fall seasons are underway
By Bob Ardren
Stone crab season is off to a slow start, but another
cold front or two like the one over the weekend and
things should be rolling.
Karen Bell at the Bell Fish Co. tells me one boat
braved the weather and pulled 300 stone crab traps over
the weekend, but came home with "about 30 pounds."
That's not good news.
Even Richard Moore of Moore's Stone Crab Restau-
rant only found about 50 pounds total in his first pulls,
according to Bell. Everyone seems to agree these first
pulls aren't any real indication of the number of crabs out
there, just that they're not moving inshore just yet.
As I said, some cold fronts will get the critters
Mullet roe harvest beginning
With entrapment nets now outlawed, commercial
fishers are being forced to use cast nets if they want to
harvest roe mullet this year. It appears a significant
number are going to do just that.
Tom Wallin of Walt's Fish Market in Sarasota
says he bought 600 pounds of mullet off one netter
this past weekend, and expects to be buying a lot
more. Although the mullet are schooling up nicely
now, they're really just beginning to "show roe," as
the commercials say.
Karen agrees with Wallin about the roe run just start-
ing, and she says there's no real indication yet how many
Cortez fishers will be switching to cast nets this fall.
As anyone who's ever tried it knows, cast netting
mullet is very hard work, but as mullet prices continue
to climb, more and more fishers are finding it worth
their while. Dockside prices on mullet are pushing 80
cents a pound at the moment, I'm told.
So don't be surprised to see more fishers out on our
waters throwing their cast nets in scenes reminiscent of
long, long ago.
Migrations going through
With our sometimes seemingly endless summers,
last weekend's cold front was a welcome change of
pace weather-wise. But it was really late last week that
I got my first reminder of fall.
Heading up to Palmetto for a Mexican food feed,
I nearly stopped my truck smack on the middle of the
Manatee River bridge. As it was, I was driving so slow
traffic was backing up.
There, high above the Manatee River flying
southwestward, was the largest flock of Canadian
geese I've seen in many years. It was just dusk and
there were so many honkers it seemed the flock
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reached from horizon to horizon.
What an impressive and inspiring sight.
Geese are just one of the species migrating through
our area,of course, and if you watch closely this time
of the year, it's a real opportunity to see everything
from ruby-throated hummingbirds to various owls,
hawks, eagles and even perky wrens passing through
on their way south.
The robins can't be far behind.
A legendary benefit
Speaking of eating and birds, this is a good time to
plug the upcoming Ducks Unlimited of Manatee an-
nual fundraiser. It's a legendary event.
Scheduled for Oct. 26 at the Manatee-Sarasota
Fish and Game Association Club House, the event
annually draws about 500 people for a down-home
meal smacking of real Florida. Over the years the
event has raised nearly a half-million dollars to fund
Premier League (14-16 years old)
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander
Team Record Points
Strikers 6-0-1 19
Arsonals 5-1-1 16
Hustlers 1-5-1 4
Lightning 0-6-1 1
Division I (11-13 years old)
Team Record Points
Galati Marine 5-1-1 16
Mr. Bones 5-1-1 16
LaPensee Plumbing 4-4-1 7
Island Real Estate 0-6-1 1
North American water fowl projects mostly habitat
preservation and restoration.
Folks able to pony up the $45 per person ($50 at
the door) will be treated to a meal of shrimp, frog legs,
gator tail, swamp cabbage, barbecued pork, deviled
crabs from the Seabreeze, conch fritters from the Sand-
bar, corn on the cob, baked beans, mullet in many
forms, coleslaw, key lime pie and plenty to drink. Price
for children is $20 advance or $25 at the door.
So if you're able to come with some bucks for a
good cause, these folks will see that you're well re-
warded for your generosity.
If you're new to the area, this is also a good chance
to meet a lot of the local old-timers, and who knows,
maybe you'll learn something new about the local out-
For more information, reservations and directions,
See you next week.
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The Manatee County Audubon Society Meet-
ing will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at
the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 5115 44th
Ave. W. (Cortez Road), Bradenton. The program will
be "Our Sensitive Lands" presented by Charlie
Hunsicker, ecosystem manager for Manatee County.
The Broadcast Pioneers, Florida Chapter, will
hold a luncheon meeting on Friday, Oct. 20, at noon
at Forest Lakes Restaurant, 2401 Beneva Rd.,
Sarasota. Lunch costs $11 and reservations are re-
quired by calling Rusty Russell, 747-3212.
The Federation of Manatee County Commu-
nity Associations will meet Thursday, Oct. 19, at
6:45 p.m., at the Manatee County Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
Snooty's annual "Party in the Park" will be
held on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at
Bradenton's Waterfront Park. The day's events
include musical entertainment, the Sarasota Ski-A-
Rees stunt show, a performance by a 15-person
Sky Diving Team, many food and craft vendors
and more. Admission: free. Parking $2.
Division II (8-10 years old)
Team Record Points
Dowling Pack 4-1-0 12
Island Animal Clinic 3-1-1 10
Joe's Eats & Sweets 3-2-0 9
Uncle Dan's Place 2-2-1 7
Ben Webb Landscaping 1-4-0 3
Island Pest Control 0-3-2 2
Soccer pictures will be on sale at the center on Thurs-
day, Oct. 19, from 5:30-8 p.m. Only buy the pictures
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 10/19 9:09 1.9ft 2:52 1.0ft 10:03 1.9ft 3:18 0.7ft
Fr 10/20 10:12 1.9ft 3:41 0.8ft 10:25 2.0ft 3:56 0.8ft
Sat 10/21 11:07 1.9ft 4:23 0.6ft 10:47 2.1ft 4:25 0.9ft
Sun 10/22 11:57 1.9ft 5:05 0.3ft 11:12 2.3ft 4:50 1.0ft
Mon 10/2311:37' 2.4ft 5:46 0.1ft 12:46 1.8ft 5:15 1.1ft
Tue 10/24 6:26 -0,1ft 1:36 1.8ft 5:40 1.2ft
Wed 10/25 12:07 2.5ft 7:11 -0.2ft 2:32 1.7ft 6:06 1.3ft
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Cooler weather means hotter fishing
By Capt. Mike Heistand
With the first semi-cold front coming across the
state this weekend, fishing should start to get even bet-
ter this week as fish start to move around more. Mack-
erel are starting to show up at the Island's piers, snook
are starting to fatten in the backwater and snapper and
grouper continue to take the hooks offshore.
Bill at the Rod and Reel Pier said redfish are
biting like crazy at the pier, and fishing is generally
great. Sunday's highlights included a bunch of
mackerel and flounder.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fish-
ers there are catching snook mackerel, some keeper
reds and sheepshead with fiddler crabs as bait.
Toni at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 65 head of Key West grunts,,sea
bass and porgies. The six-hour trips averaged 100
head of Key West grunts, mangrove snapper, por-
gies, lane snapper and red and black grouper. The
nine-hour trips averaged 50 head of mangrove snap-
per, red grouper, lane snapper, black grouper, and
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said his charters are
bringing back lots of snook, although they are still a
little small. He's catching lots of 30-inch snook, and
notes that jack cravelle are "just about everywhere." In
southern Sarasota Bay, he's finding blue fish running
up to about six pounds.
Capt. Phil Shields said his full-day trips are bring-
ing in black fin tuna, amberjacks and black grouper,
with some of the grouper coming in at more than 10
Capt. Rick Gross said he's still able to catch a lot
of redfish and a few nice-sized snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow said fishing is still pretty
good even with all the bad weather, with features in-
cluding redfish, trout and snook.
On my boat Magic we've caught mackerel, man-
grove snapper up to four pounds and a few seven-
Capt. Tom Chaya said reds and mackerel are his
Center October soccer schedule
Premier League, 14-16 year olds
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander
Wed., 10/18 Troopers vs. Hustlers 6 p.m.
Arsonals vs. Lightning 6:35 p.m.
Mon., 10/23 Lightning vs. Troopers 6 p.m.
Hustlers vs. Arsonals 6:35 p.m.
First team listed is home team.
Bulls, flowers featured
On Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Manatee Con-
vention and Civic Center in Palmetto, there will
be a professional Bull Ridin' Blowout and Coun-
try Concert starting at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by
Bill Graham Ford and the Bradenton Herald. This
is a professional bull riding event using stock
from PRCA Contractor LeRoy Mason. Tickets
are available at the door.
Sarasota's Selby Gardens will sponsor a
visit to the Mobile four-star resort, Callaway
Gardens in Georgia, from Oct. 23 to the 26, dur-
ing the Fall Chrysanthemum Festival. The trip
included guided tours. Information and reserva-
Division 1, 11-13 year olds
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wed., 10/18 Mr. Bones vs. Galati Marine
Thurs., 10/19 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Isl. Real Estate
Tues., 10/24 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Galati Marine
First team listed is home team.
Division 2, 8-10 year olds
All games begin at 6 p.m.
Wed., 10/18 Ben Webb Landscaping vs. Island
Thurs., 10/19 Joe's Eats and Sweets vs. Island Ani
Tues., 10/24 Uncle Dan's Place vs. Joe's Eats and
First team listed is home team.
Division 3, 5-7 year olds
Thurs., 10/19 B&M Heating & Cooling vs. Holmes
Beach Mini Storage, 6 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. Longboat Observer, 7 p.m.
Tues., 10/24 B&M Heating & Cooling vs. School
For Const. Play, 6 p.m.
Beach Barn vs. Holmes Beach Mini Storage,7 p.m.
First team listed is home team.
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said mackerel are
being caught off the Island's piers, reds on the flats and
snapper out in the Gulf. Look for even better fishing as
the weather cools.
Good luck and good fishing.
Businesses interested in selling Florida
fishing and hunting licenses are needed in
"Selling the licenses won't make a busi-
ness owner rich," said Manatee County Tax
Collector Ken Burton Jr., "but it may help
you attract residents and tourists into your
shop or business so that you may be able to
sell them other products."
Subagents that sell the licenses, including
resident and non-residential licenses, manage-
ment area stamps for hunting, snook stamps
and other specialty stamps, charge and retain 50
cents above the regular cost of a license.
There were 31,012 saltwater fishing li-
censes sold in Manatee County last year and
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At Island Real Estate, Tom Nelson was the firm's
top seller and Rebecca Samler was its top listing agent
for the month of September.
Karin Stephan was the Prudential Florida Realty
Island office's top seller for the month of September
with Carol Heinze as its top lister.
At Wedebrock Real Estate Co., Mary
Wickersham and Cindy English were its top listers and
Gary LaFlamme was the top sales agent for September.
Neal & Neal Realtors announced top seller for the
month of August at its Anna Maria Island office was
Paul Martin. The office's top lot lister was Dick Maher.
Rose Schnoeer was top producer and lead the office in
listings in September.
Banan named Simmons College
Bobbie Banan, long-time Longboat Key resident,
has been named president of Simmons College Alum-
nae Club at Southwest Florida.
Banan, who has lived on Longboat Key since 1963,
is an active participant in college and community af-
fairs. She is top producer with Michael Saunders & Co.
and works from the firm's St. Armands Circle office.
Body Maintenance signs lease
The Body Maintenance Center, Inc., has signed a
lease for 1,496 sq. ft. at the North Key Plaza on Longboat
Key. According to Gail Clifton, the center will offer yoga
classes, body wrapping and therapeutic massage.
Steve Daniele with Neal-Mannausa, Inc., handled
Wedebrock opens Island office
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has announced that
it has opened a new office in Holmes Beach at 3001
Lisa Varano, a life-long resident of Anna Maria
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Dick has been a major
player in the Island Real Es-
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years, and is one of Neal &
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Carol R. Williams 778-1718 after hours.
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pier. Turnkey furnished. $85,000. Call Carla
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Island real estate sales
101 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a commercial
complex of two buildings, #1 at 1,700 sfla built in 1956
with 2 baths, #2 at 832 sfla built in 1956 with 2 baths,
ground level on a 53x100 lot, was sold 9/6/95, Marshall
to Davis, for $300,000; list unknown.
108 39th St., Holmes Beach, a possible triplex of
2,478 sfla with 3baths and 2car garage, built in 1970
ground level on a 100x100 lot, was sold 9/8/95, Clark
to Robinson, for $190,000; list unknown.
2310 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 104 Shell Cove,
a Gulf front ground floor 2bed/lbath condo of 651 sfla,
built in 1972, was sold 9/6/95, Watkins to Cortes, for
$107,500; list unknown.
2905 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, an elevated 2bed/
2bath/cp home of 921 sfla, built in 1984 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 9/5/95, McNulty to Nugent, for $130,000;
412 Bay Palms, Holmes Beach, a ground level
3bed/2bath/2car home of about 1,800 sfla, built in 1966
on a 54x100x207 lot, was sold 9/8/95, Murphy to
Sheehan & Chamberlain, for $143,000; list $149,900.
420 Spring, Anna Maria, a ground level 2bed/
2bath/lcar home of 1,030 sfla, built in 1924 on a
52x145 lot and remodeled, was sold 9/8/95, Newport
Marketing Inc. to Kinsella, for $137,000; list $139,950.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 123 Island Village,
an elevated 3bed/2bath/cp condo of 1,460 sfla, built in
1981, was sold 9/8/95, Bryant to Vejrostek, for
$119,000; list $124,900.
514 Kumquat, Anna Maria, an elevated canal front
3bed/2bath/2car home of 2,390 sfla, built in 1988 on a
73x142 lot, was sold 9/7/95, Kirkpatrick to Mulyck, for
$365,000; list $395,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 65 North
Beach Village, an elevated townhouse 1,206 sfla condo
of 3bed/2bath/2car built in 1990, was sold 8/24/95,
Driscoll to Schmitz, for $152,000; list $154,500.
6901 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2 story 3bed/
4bath/lcar 2,140 sfla home built in 1966 on a 104x100
lot, was sold 8/21/95, Turner to Harrison, for $190,000;
712 & 714 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a ground level
canal front 1,355 sfla 2bed/2bath home built on two
lots and marketed as a tear down with concept of two
new homes being built, each lot measuring 50x150 on
the canal, was sold 8/22/95, Glanz to Watts, for
$242,000; list $268,000.
211 Archer Way, Anna Maria, a ground level
1,374 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1964 on a
166x225x10x141 lot, was sold 9/13/95, Coccari to
Hutchison, for $125,000; list unknown.
609 Ambassador, Holmes Beach, a ground level
canal front 1,585 sfla 3bed/2bath/1car home built in
1962 on a 100x105 lot, was sold 9/12/95 Green to
Wilson, for $133,000; list unknown.
6801 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground level
1,474 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car home (possible du-
plex) built in 1967 on a 70x100 comer lot, was sold 9/
11/95, Pearson to Lane, for $131,000; list unknown.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
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Paul Sharff, president
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Unit for 1996.
Sharff has held the of-
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nancial development chair-
man for the past year and
has been on the society
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John E. Gordon was re-
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Bank's Island branch lo-
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W., Holmes Beach.
Before coming to
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branch. He has been in
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BRIDGEPORT .......................... 2 ............ GULFVIEW ....... CALL DAVE...... $89,900
LONGBOAT PASS.................... 1/1 ...... WATERFRONT....... CALL DAVE...... $84,500
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 2/2 ...... LAGOON VIEW........... CALL ED...... $78,900
BEACH PLAZA ......................... 2/1 ........... GULFVIEW ....... CALL DAVE...... $73,500
2400 AVENUE C ........................................ FOURPLEX....... CALL DAVE..... $299,500
2305-07 GULF DRIVE.................................... 5 UNITS....... CALL DAVE..... $359,000
2415 AVENUE C .................................. 2/2 EACH SIDE............ CALL ED..... $124,900
230 SO. HARBOR .............. CANALFRONT-BAYVIEWS....... CALL DAVE..... $147,500
4507 & 4510 125TH ST ............................ BAYFRONT CALL SUZANNE..... $549,000
3709 40TH AVE W.......... 3/2.......3/2 ....... LAKEVIEW.... CALLJACKIE...... $87,900
2608 33RD AVE DR E.............. 3/2 ................... POOL........... CALL ED.... $119,000
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Beautiful 5BR/4BA canal home. Screened porch
overlooks pool area. Seawalled canal with dock
and davits. Great view of Tampa Bay. $465,000.
Buy it! Find it! Sell itl The home of your dreams awaits in The
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PINEBAY FOREST...unique 2BR/2BA condo w/
loft for den, office or bedroom. Garden window in
kitchen, enclosed room for studio or sitting room,
lush landscaping, pool, sauna, tennis with privacy
and quiet living. #66540. $92,000. Call T. Dolly
Young, eves. at 778-5427.
JUST REDUCED...3BR/2BA upstairs unit at
Perico Bay with many upgrades. Pool, tennis,
overlooks Palma Sola Bay and close to the
beach. #66624. $186,000. Call Karin Stephan,
eves. at 388-1267.
MAKE AN OFFER...This 2BR/2BA home is
conveniently located in a quiet family neighbor-
hood. Eat-in kitchen, nice yard with citrus trees,
well and pump. #63715. $59,000. Call Carol S.
MARTINIQUE...3BR/3BA, 2 car ga-
rage. Owner financing available.
SUN PLAZA WEST...2BR/2BA, tum-
key. Heated pool, sauna, tennis.
WEST BAY COVE...Heated pool, ten-
nis, walk to beach, turnkey. $85,900 to
6 VILLA MOTEL...18% ROI.
ISLAND RESTAURANT...beach view/
high traffic visibility plus 2BR apart-
ment #DY52792. $450,000.
T. Dolly Young
Leading Edge Society
.1BR/1BA unit just steps to the Gulf
of Mexico and a heated pool. Small
complex close to everything. Ex-
cellent rental with on-site manage-
ment. #CH61036. $79,900.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
ISLAND PARADISE... luxuriously furnished 2 and
3BR condos on the Gulf. $289,000.
KEY ROYALE... 3BR/3BA, pool, canal with boat
dock. Perfect investment. #KS63811. $445,000.
DUPLEX... 2BR/1BA and carport each side. 1/2
block to the beach. #KS65582. $198,000.
CONCORD LANE... 3BR/2BA, turnkey furnished.
Caged private pool. #KS64666. $279,000.
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Mobile: 941-350-5844 Fax: 941- 778-3035
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
furnished units available
"Now through Season"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
Debbie Dial 0 R!U47 1 Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.
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SEARS COLDSPOT 18 cu. ft. refrigerator in good condi-
tion. Harvest Gold, $100. Pick-up, one day only Sat., Oct
21. Call (615) 484-4433 or 778-3134.
22 FT GE REFRIGERATOR w/ice maker $100. To see
call Betty Cole between 9 am to 5 pm. 779-1213.
FREE FIREWOOD. 10 Speed bike (wide tires) $55. 778-
QUEEN SIZE SOFT Green/rose southwestern comforter
with dust ruffle, pillow shams and valances. Excellent con-
dition. $65. 778-0311.
WASHER/DRYER, overstuffed green striped chair, 10 ft.
boat, ceiling fans, misc. 778-1619.
STORM KING FENCE 80 ft., vinyl coated, 4 gates and
eight posts. $300 OBO. Holmes Beach. 778-2003.
NUTS ABOUT THE ISLAND PLAYERS PECAN SALE!
Mammoth Pecan Halves 6.50 Ib, cello bags. Anna Maria
Homecoming, Sat., Oct. 21st, 11 am to 4 pm at island
Players, Gulf Dr. & Pine Ave. 778-6956.
ADULT BATTERY OPERATED Bicycle. Very good condi-
tion. Runs good. $400 OBO. 778-6812 (message)
GARAGE SALE 308 Tarpon, Anna Maria. 8 am to 11 am.
Sat., Oct. 21. Great prices! Great junk! Be there!
YARD SALE 5505 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Sat., Oct. 21.
8:30 am. Furniture, plants, clothes, misc.
ESTATE SALE 432 63rd St., Holmes Beach. Fri., Oct. 20
& Sat., Oct. 21. 9 am to 2 pm. 2 sets dishes, stemware,
glasses, China plates, Bone China cup & saucers, bed-
ding, towels, queen electric blanket, table cloths, pressure
cooker, food processor, microwave cookware, electric
juicer, table grill, books, luggage, shell mirrors, jewelry,
bookcase desk, wet-dry hand vac, Coleman lantern, 4
folding chairs, bike, snack tables, chest of drawers, radios,
LP's, tape recorder, fans, electric heater, golf club & cart,
2 TV's, coolers, chairs, sectional couch, lamps, 4 marine
chairs, wood stereo cabinet, Christmas, tools, Silver,
vacuum, marble coffee table and much more.
BIG ECCENTRIC Yard Sale. Antiques, collectibles, knick-
knacks, toys, something for everybody. 308 63rd St.,
Holmes Beach. Fri., Oct. 20 & Sat., Oct 21. 9 am to 3 pm.
LOST RING Dark smoky Topaz. Holmes Beach area. Also
lost glasses in blue eye case. Thick lenses. 778-7154.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else in
The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
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 Silver
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 Silver Community Center,
23rd St. and Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach. For info call Geri
REWARD $500. for information leading to the arrest of
those responsible for burglary and vandalism of cars in
Holmes Beach Sat., Sept 30th. Contact Holmes Beach
Police Dept. 778-0791.
NEEDED donations to the legal fund of Save Anna Maria,
Inc. $20,000 earned so far has been used to get the bridge
hearing assigned. Help pay for the attorney, experts and
exhibits needed at the anti-mega bridge hearing sched-
uled for Nov. 27. Thousands needed. Send your tax de-
ductible donation to: Save Anna Maria, Inc., P.O. Box 906,
Anna Maria, FL 34216. Info: 778-5405.
NUTS ABOUT THE ISLAND PLAYERS PECAN SALE!
Mammoth Pecan Halves 6.50 Ib, cello bags. Anna Maria
Homecoming, Sat., Oct. 21st, 11 am to 4 pm at Island
Players, Gulf Dr. & Pine Ave. 778-6956.
FREE INFORMATION Vitamins, minerals, herbs, antioxi-
dants, ammo acids and supplements. Discounted prices.
Quality assured. 100% guaranteed. 1-800-699-8975.
PARKING LOT SALE to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Sponsored by Neal & Neal, Realtors. Sat., Nov. 18. 8 am
to 1 pm. Space available for $25. Call 778-2261 to reserve
your space now.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408 Ma-
rina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy Ducks
and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls (Is-
land only). Cats included. 778-1012.
FREE KITTENS to good home. 778-8209.
WANTED ONE CAR garage for vehicle storage. Nov.,
Dec., Jan., Feb. and Mar. 778-2443.
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.
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Amenities include hardwood floors in 3 units, ceil-
ing fans in all living and bedrooms, plus a spacious,- -
private owner's apartment with sunny office, laun-
dry facilities and central vacuum system. A super
investment at only $3659900. $350,000. Take early
seaside retirement with income!
y Gulfstream Realty
5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.
"JE PARLE FRANCAIS"
THE CANADIAN CLUB
JOIN THE FUN TODAY.
CALL FOR DETAILS 778-6467 after hours
CANALFRONT 2/2 CONDO ............. $115,000
CANALFRONT 3/3 CONDO ............. $145,000
DUPLEX FIXER-UPPER 5/3............. $199,000
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2/2 .....$61,500 & UP
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
BOAT SLIP for rent. 778-7039.
23' MORGAN SAILBOAT with 4 bags of sails. 7.5 out-
board motor. All excellent condition. $2,400 OBO. 778-
9538 after 5 pm.
FUN TRAVEL MONEY Local Uniglobe travel agency
seeks enthusiastic, creative outside salespeople. Leisure/
Groups/Corporate. No experience required, we train. Call
Jack for appointment. 778-0715.
DOLPHIN PRESCHOOL Part-time teacher/teachers
aides. Full training given. 778-2967.
NOW HIRING FOR SEASON Tip of the Island. 778-3909.
WANTED: Maintenance man for local marina, yard, shop,
equipment and grounds maintenance. Some lifting required.
Marine background helpful but not necessary. Apply in per-
son at Galati Marine, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
"Call with confidence" Manatee Home Companions. We
offer experience/dependability, and quality care. We help
in assisting people to stay in the comfort of their own
home. Companions, sitters, live-ins, dementia caregivers,
housekeepers, reasonable rates. Call 941-750-6649.
AFFORDABLE PRIVATE DUTY home health care. 10
years experience with local references. State of Florida/
Department of HRS certified. 798-3393.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn your
old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports or prescription delivery. Fat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
DOLPHIN PRESCHOOL Limited spaces available for our
2,3 or 5 day program. Small classes guaranteed. 778-2967
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your
When buying or
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Wagner Realty Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive
508 77th St., Holmes Beach
4/5 Bedroom Canalfront Home
with an Indoor Pool
This spacious home on a deep water
canal features an Indoor pool with a
huge lanai overlooking a private
mangrove preserve. The deck leads
to a 70' dock and canal with easy
access to Tampa Bay. Master bed-
room opens to a bright family room.
Guest wing has separate entrance.
Stone fireplace In living room. Beau-
tiful landscaping. $334,000.
Sunday, Oct. 22 2 to 4 pm
OF ANN MARIIA *IN
6101 MARNA DRIVE 110INE BEACIIFL 3421
Don't miss these 2 beautifully maintained, high and
dry duplexes offering a total of 6 bedrooms, 5 bath-
rooms and 8 parking spaces, all within a stone's
throw of the glistening Gulf of Mexico!
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
Located in Anna Maria Island's finest complex. Of-
fering spectacular views, wide sandy walking
beach, heated pool and spa, secured elevator
lobby, covered parking. Old Florida architecture with
quality construction. Two prime units available: One
at $189,500 and another just reduced to $219,900.
Call Dave Moynihan, 778-7976 evenings.
Wagner ealty ~ Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach FL 34217
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andy Lawn Mowing Trimming* Edging
Lan \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE *INSURED
778.345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
S "A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
Temporary Health Care
Private Duty Nursing
HOME HOSPITAL NURSING HOME
Licensed 794-1086 Bonded
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
* KITCHENS BATHS
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LOCKS & SECURITY
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria, Longboal
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
By Appointment 778-5594
Painting by Elaine
We repair popcom ceilings.
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
DESIGN 2000 FOR HAIR. Offering excellence in hair de-
sign 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.
MUSIC LESSONS in your home. Guitar, piano, bass, key-
board or sax. Chicago transplant. New to area. $50
SCREENED TOPSOIL Small and large deliveries, bulk
discounts. E.g.: 5 yards delivered $75. Mike 356-1404 or
WANT RESULTS? "B" Fit. Specialized weight/aerobic
work-outs in your home. Certified trainers with RN on staff.
Call beeper #303-1315.
MARINE/AUTO polishing and protection. In addition to
restoring the luster of your investment, the finish protects
from deterioration, fading, oxidation, cracking, peeling cor-
rosion, or pitting due to the effects of weather and pollution,
including salt damage. Gel coat, 6 months to 1 year war-
ranty. Autos, 1 year warranty. New auto, 5 year warranty.
Contact Alex Francis of Color Finishes 778-0420.
LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your screen repairs,
window cleaning, small paint jobs, lawn & yard. Thorough
& careful. References. Peter 778-8436.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential & commer-
cial cleaning. Homes, condos, rentals and businesses.
Spruce up for the season. Licensed, bonded, references.
COMPUTER CREATIONS Resumes, brochures, flyers,
invitations, laminates, business cards, typing, fax, Internet,
Database, other custom computer services available.
CNA COMPANION Willing to cook, clean, run errands,
chauffeur, massage, monitor medication. Reliable, quality
care. References. Call Vicki 779-1099.
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. Dry foam sham-
poo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free deodorizing.
PRO-CLEAN professional carpet & furniture cleaning. See
the difference with our powerful mobile cleaning plant.
Quick-dry system. Satisfaction guaranteed. 779-1422.
VAN-GO PAINTING ResidentialCommercial, Interior/Ex-
terior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident ref-
erences. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling spe-
cialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island references.
778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional installa-
tion 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. Bradenton
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober, prompt,
finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl tile, fine fin-
ish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul Beauregard 778-
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of home
repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experience. Insured,
island resident, references available. Jim 779-2129.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE, joint sealing, erosion control,
commercial diving, boatlift dock/davit repair, UV dock sealing.
Licensed/insured. Local references. Call Cliff 779-2522.
ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available from
$300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DECEMBER ONLY! Fully furnished beach cottage. 1BR/
1BA, private lot and parking. $325 weekly includes phone
and cable. 778-2832.
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 -1 BR/1 BA vacation condo. Screened lanai,
sundeck, private beach, nicely furnished. Available weekly
through October at $300. 778-2832.
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
EFFICIENCIES from $140/wk for one person, from $175/
wk for two. Excellent off-season vacation and temporary
re-location rates until 12/15/95. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf,
Holmes Beach. 778-5405.
ANNUAL MODERN HB duplex, 2BR/2BA, appliances,
large storage, 1 block to beach. No dogs. $750/mo plus
$1,000 security. 778-9689.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulf front apt. 2 bedroom, porch,
cable, micro, no pets, not annual. 778-3143.
1 BR APARTMENT across the street from beach. $550/mo
plus electric. Pirate Pete's 2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton
2BR/1BA HOME across from beach, furnished completely,
water, cable, garbage pick-up included. $600/mo. available
Sept., Oct. & Nov. No pets. Security. Call collect 219-772-
3904 evenings after 7:00, 778-9154.
ANNUAL Unfumished spacious 2BR/2BA. All appliances,
central AC, garage, deck, quiet area, steps to beach. $750
mo. 6902 Holmes Blvd. Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244.
SEASON'S BEST BUY! Book while you can. Charming
1BR/1 BA apartment with pool, steps to beach. $1,600/mo
or less before Jan. 1 Gulf -Bay Realty 778-7244.
For Your Island Home Paint Needs -
Interior/Exterior 9 Years Experience
Privately Owned New Construction
Residential/Local Business Repaints
BILL ROMBERGER 778-7821
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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.
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WE NEED RENTAL LISTING! Help Anna Maria has been
discovered. If you want A-1 quality service & dependabil-
ity. Please call us for your property management. Gulf Bay
ANNUAL RENTALS 2 & 3BR rentals. Unfurnished $625 &
$850 mo plus utilities. No pets. Call Anna Maria Realty,
SEASONAL RENTALS 1BR/1BA direct Gulffront units. 2
& 3BR homes on or near the Gulf. $1,000- $2500 mo. Call
Carla Price, Smith Realtors. 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/1.5BA totally re-
furbished 1/2 duplex. French doors lead to large, beauti-
fully landscaped and maintained fenced-in backyard. $750
mo. 1st, last & security. Small pet allowed. 778-0241.
SEASONAL West Bay Cove, Sun Plaza, Martinique and
River Oaks. Please call T. Dolly Young, Prudential Florida
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 1/2 block to beach.
Large 2BR/1BA with use of rear yard from living room
(ground level). Well maintained and landscaped. $650 mo.
1st, last & security. No pets. 778-0241.
VACATION IN FLORIDA! 3 houses from Gulf beach. 2BR/
2BA, Florida room. Completely furnished duplex apt.,
ground level, central H/A, open Jan., March & April 1996.
Call Betty Cole (941) 779-1213/FAX (941) 778-8600 or
write P.O. Box 246, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA/2 car garage, furnished. Private
beach with the best view. $2,850 mo. Anna Maria. 778-9252.
WATERFRONT 4BR/3BR w/pool and davits. View of
bay. Lawn & pool service included. Furnished. $2,100
WANTED LEASE with option to purchase in Holmes
Beach/Anna Maria area for relocated, executive family.
Spacious layout. Need by Nov. 1. 778-4501.
TURNKEY FURNISHED 3BR/1BA, 100 yards to Gulf.
Ground floor. Spa in large lanai w/large tropical setting.
$2500 moJ3 mo minimum. 778-5246.
FULLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, 50ft Vagabond mobile
home. Trailer Estates. 55 & over, age restricted. $350
month includes water/sewer, trash & cable. Renter pays
phone & propane. Discounted rent for single occupancy.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA ground level home. 2BR/1.5BA
furnished, block to beach, bicycles, no pets/smokers.
Available thru Dec. 813-685-2495.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED spacious 2BR/2BA, all appli-
ances, central AC, garage, deck, quiet area, steps to
beach. $750 mo. Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
NICE 2BR/1BA in Anna Maria City. 1.5 block to Gulf.
Adults. $650 mo. 778-3628.
ANNUAL Beautiful north end, large 1BR/1BA charming
country cottage. Only $575 mo. 1st & security. Other ex-
ceptional rentals available. Won't last! 778-2126.
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT 2BR/1BA furnished with deep
water dock. 794-5980.
GULFVIEW FURNISHED Key West 3BR/2.5BA, great
room, loft, large master, yearly/seasonal, $1500 mo. 108
72nd St., Holmes Beach. Call Tampa 813-671-1665 day
or 813-654-6207 eves.
ANNA MARIA Completely furnished duplex apartments.
2BR/2BA, 4 month minimum. 218 Palmetto. $1,100 mo.
Call Tampa 1-813-949-6891.
WANTED YEARLY RENTAL I am seeking nice, quiet 1-
2BR in exchange (or partial) for my part-time professional
services. I am a reliable, single, professional woman with
excellent managerial, executive secretarial and computer
skills. Would consider offering my helping hands for er-
rands, travel/transport, in-home assistance, etc., for eld-
erly or informed person/couple. References available. All
inquiries confidential. 941-778-7720 weekdays or write to:
JMD, P.O. Box 1607, Bradenton, FL 34206.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR units
with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher for ad-
ditional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal Realtors
GULFFRONT. Almost 1 acre on white sand beach of Anna
Maria. Possible split: Home+ lot; vacant lot: and 2/3 acre
w/house 100' beach front. Call T. Dolly Young after hours.
778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty 778-0766.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. *208 54 St., 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 & 1 BR/1BA, close to Gulf $169,000.
Call for appointment, 778-3757.
GREAT GULF VIEW Watch the sunset from 12x30
porch. 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceilings,
great room, ceiling fans, wall-to-wall carpet throughout,
new 3 ton A/C, new roof, downstairs den and office, en-
closed 2-car garage. 108 Pine Avenue. By owner, 813-
949-0104 or 813-229-2850.
ONE OF A KIND on Anna Maria Island. Large lovely home
with extrodinary landscape. Gardenias, Birds of Paradise,
Ginger, Citrus, Oleanders, succulents... need we say
more? Oh yea, Bay view. $148,000. 749-1695.
REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED! Runaway Bay, 2BR/
2BA furnished, 2nd floor unit now only $99,999. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
3BR/2BA Completely remodeled and directly across from
the beautiful beach. Spacious, light, bright and immacu-
late inside and out. Just $159,900. 778-1165.
HOLMES BEACH Canalfront 3BR/2BA, family room w/
fireplace, lanai, caged pool w/solar, dock & davits. 529
69th St. $235,000. 778-9378.
LARGE DUPLEX 3BR/2BA split, each side. 2 blocks to
beach. Renovated 94-95. Carpet, tile, A/C and newer ap-
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Five units OPEN 1 to 4
pm. Sun., Oct. 16. 2 & 3BR from $124,000 to $165,000.
Complex features heated pools, tennis and boat docks in
a park-like setting. Follow the signs on Flotilla Dr. or call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones, Neal & Neal, Realtors 778-
2261. Eves. 778-6791 or 778-4891.
WATCH THE DOLPHINS from this bayfront 2BR/2BA.
West Bay Cove condo. $149,000. For sale by owner. (941)
KEY ROYALE deep water canal. 3BR/2BA lanai, 2 car garage.
614 Emerald Lane. 778-0017. Open Sundays 2 to 5 pm.
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three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 750 per minute for the call.
- high comer lot' Fruit tree' Private setting' City condo has pool, elevator. lighted tennis courts,
ramp. $176,000 Call Dick Maher 778-2261. under unit parking and on-site management
eves 778-6791 Tumkey furnished $159 900 Call Bill Bowman
-778-2261. eves 778-4619
DEVELOPERS OPPORTUNITY Bradenton BAY VIEW Upstairs corner unit Ceramic lile
Beach bayironi Zoned mulltt -amily. EPA permits on entry porch and lanai lanai is glassed in
pending Plans are available for 2BR8& 1BR con- Dome ceilinging kitchen New drapes and
edominiume s or rental units Call Nick Patios for all shades $145000 Call Lu Rhoden 77rr2261.
the details 778-2261. eves 778-4642 ees 778-2692
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of the good things Florida offers, plus SUJBOW BAY
the special joy of six grandchildren SUNSET TERRACE
close by. Nick has the marketing and
sales background to get you the top WESTBA'Y COVE
dollar for your home and to find you the WESTBA'' PFIrT .' MO
perfect home if you are buying. .
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Spacio
home in Anna Maria Short walK to I
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or study $159 900 Call Mary Ann
2261, eves 778-4931
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course family room, glass enclosed lanai spill
Iloor plan all appliances, well/sprinkler 3BR/
2BA/2 car garage $129 900 Call Paul Marlin
778-2216. eves 794-0049
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