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Manatee County commissioners on Tuesday
unanimously endorsed the concept of emergency beach
renourishment for Bradenton Beach and Holmes
If approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
the sand may be moving as soon as a year from now
rather than the programmed year 2000.
The speedup in the renourishment effort is as a
result of Hurricane Opal's beach destruction. Coastal
Anna Maria Island
Design of the proposed replacement bridge to
Holmes Beach at Manatee Avenue includes a width
more in keeping with a four-lane span.
A memo dated Sept. 28, 1994, from Florida De-
partment of Transportation Project Manager Robert
Crim to DOT Project Development and Environment
Engineer states an increase of 10 feet in overall width
of the bridge.
That increase, from 50 to 60 feet in width, is com-
prised of two 10-foot shoulders and a six-foot sidewalk
on the south side of the bridge.
"The increased shoulder width was provided to
address the possibility that the second bridge to provide
a four-lane section may never be built," the memo
Although the bridge design calls for only a two-
lane bridge, with sidewalks, bike paths and shoulders
for emergency vehicle use, the 60-foot width is more
than adequate to address four lanes of traffic.
DOT officials have stated that traffic congestion
necessitates at least four lanes of traffic for the replace-
ment bridge. Islanders have generally opposed such a
wide bridge on aesthetic and environmental grounds.
The memo also reveals that federal, rather than state,
funding will be used in the construction of the span. "I
have just found out that the project is now set up to be
constructed with federal funds ..." Crim writes.
... while delay
The administrative hearing on the 65-foot center-
clearance fixed-span replacement bridge at Manatee
Avenue may be delayed until regional transportation
planners determine the fate of a major investment study
on all bridges to the barrier islands in Manatee and
Save Anna Maria attorney David Levin has re-
quested the administrative hearing, scheduled to begin
Nov. 27 in Bradenton Beach City Hall, be delayed until
later in the year.
Whether to proceed in requesting the federal ma-
jor investment study will be decided by Metropolitan
Planning Organization members on Nov. 27 as well.
"With the possibility that the federal study would
lead to project design modifications to the Anna Maria
Island Bridge, we think it is premature to move forward
on the hearing," Levin told The Islander Bystander.
The federal study would look at all current bridges -
Anna Maria Island, Cortez, Longboat Pass and Ringling
- as well as theresults of another study to investigate the
feasibility of a bridge from the mainland to somewhere
between Cortez and downtown Sarasota. The focus of the
study would be to provide a comprehensive traffic system
plan to improve evacuation and traffic congestion.
Florida Department of Transportation officials
have said major investment studies are not suited for
bridges and have only been conducted for massive lim-
experts estimate 30-50 feet of sand was lost to erosion
caused by high wind and surf when the storm passed
the Island Oct. 5
Manatee County Environmental Management De-
partment beach coordinator Jack Gorzeman said if the
Corps okays the project, federal officials have the op-
tion of authorizing either renourishment of the beach
to pre-Opal conditions or to do a full-scale
renourishment of the Island.
Local, state and federal officials, plus crews from a
private firm contracted by the U.S. Coast Guard, have all
focused their attention on Holmes Beach for the past week
- specifically, a persistent fuel leak into the boat basin
adjacent to Crabby Bill's Restaurant on Marina Drive.
Coast Guard officials from the Marine Safety Of-
fice in Tampa are responsible for the investigation,
monitoring and cleanup of the contamination.
A Coast Guard crew member on the scene, Marine
Science Technician Second Class Bryan Knapp, told
The Islander Bystander Tuesday he believed Anna
Maria Fire Control District firefighters had flushed out
most of the fuel oil, which created a slick in the basin
and a distinct smell of petroleum in the area for almost
Absorbent pads sent through the drains by Knapp
immediately following a 150 PSI blast of water from
fire department hoses Tuesday revealed some residue
but "it was 99 percent clean."
Source of the contaminant is still under investiga-
tion. Coast Guard officials isolated the source in the
storm drain system at the intersection of Gulf Drive and
Marina Drive and speculate that someone may have
dumped as much as 55 gallons of used oil mixed with
gasoline into a nearby drain.
Tests at the BP Station on the corner have not revealed
leaks from underground fuel storage tanks or the above-
ground used oil tank located at the rear of the building.
Knapp said the station has well-maintained records on the
collection of used oil and, with the high price offered for
used oil, they see no incentive for dumping.
A large harbor boom was installed in the basin in an
attempt to contain the fuel spill last week. Long absorbent
Gorzeman said still to be determined is if the
county will need to contribute financially to the
renourishment or if the federal government will kick in
all the money needed to restore the beach to pre-Opal
"The federal government put a major investment
into the beaches and they want to protect them,"
Bradenton Beach Mayor and beach advocate Katie
Pierola has observed.
sausage-like containment booms are located at the mouth
of the storm drain in the basin and oil-absorbent pads and
have been utilized to remove the oil.
Of particular concern is the danger of the contami-
nant to marine life, particularly manatees, which fre-
quent the basin.
Knapp said when they were satisfied the oil was
cleaned from the storm drains they would continue
cleanup in the basin including steam-cleaning the
bulkhead and pilings.
Knapp said the oil samples they have collected are
like a fingerprint in the identification of the source. A fine
and up to three times the cost of the cleanup may be im-
posed on the party responsible for the contamination.
A MESSY CLEAN-UP EFFORT
Officials from the Florida Marine Patrol, Anna Maria Fire District, Holmes Beach Public Works, Manatee
County Environmental Management, Coast Guard Station Cortez and the Tampa Marine Safety Office of the
Coast Guard converged at the Holmes Beach Basin alongside of Crabby Bill's Restaurant when they were
alerted to an oil slick coming from the storm drain. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Oil spill may finally be ended in basin
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ............................................ ............ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements ............................................ 11
Stir-it-up.................................. ........... 14
School Daze ........................................ 16
Streetlife ........................................... ............ 17
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 20
Coastlines .................................... ............ 22
Crossword puzzle...................................... .. 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
iEj PAGE 2 K NOVEMBER 9, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Turn down the volume: council to bar owner
The Holmes Beach City Council last week asked
bar owner Bobby Tingler to turn down the music at the
Anchor Inn in an effort to soothe residential neighbors.
Neighbors have complained since February
about loud music to the police, the mayor and the
city's civic association. Tingler and the neighbor-
hood liaison, Sue Normand, participated in the Citi-
zen Dispute Settlement process offered by the
Twelfth Judicial Circuit but neighbors continued to
maintain the loud music was disrupting their lives.
City resident Peter Ereg suggested a trial period
and a two-man committee to field complaints. Ereg and
Normand volunteered for the job and neighbors were
told to contact them if there is a problem. They in turn
will contact Tingler.
"I don't know how loud it is to other people,"
Tingler said. "And the bands are different. Some are
louder than others."
The two-week trial period will give Tingler an
opportunity to monitor bands and sound levels
within the bar to determine an acceptable level.
Tingler said he would be at the bar when the bands
played for the next two weeks.
Normand and members of the civic association
said they hoped the case could be taken directly to the
code enforcement board, but Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger said he has only one complaint verified
by police about the music.
"For 25 years they had rock bands there but behind
the bar was a wooded area," Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore said. She pointed out that the buffer is gone
now that the area is nearly fully developed.
Whitmore said the area of the bar where the band
plays now is a former patio that was enclosed and
constructed of wood, while the remainder of the
building is cement block. She asked Tingler if he
could switch it around and move the bands to the
other side of the building but Tingler said that was
Councilwoman Pat Geyer asked if the enclosure
was built according to code.
Public Works Superintendent John Fernandez
Thank you, Bradenton Beach
Residents, advisory board members and officials in Bradenton Beach were the focus of an appreciation
dinner sponsored by the city last Thursday. Among those who received accolades are, from left: John
Burns, chair of the board of adjustment; Ed Mihm, longtime member of the planning and zoning board;
Connie Drescher, councilwoman-elect and head of the fishing pier painting committee; Whitey Moran,
building official; Alice Baird, city clerk; Bob Dale, chair of the planning and zoning board; Pierola;
Mollie Sandberg, chair of the code enforcement board; Berniece Stahl, longtime civic activist; Leroy
Arnold, former councilman and mayoral candidate; Emily Anne Smith, who Pierola called "the miracle
of Bradenton Beach" for her architectural ideas; and longtime resident Pat Dama. About 50 people
attended the ceremonies, which was capped by a catered dinner at City Hall. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
SAM to seek donations from
businesses and tourists
By Pat Copeland
Save Anna Maria will target Island businesses and
tourists to help raise funds to fight the proposed 65-
foot-high, fixed-span bridge on Manatee Avenue
Since November of last year, SAM reported it has
has spent $20,440.29 on legal fees, and there is balance
owed of $8,737.46 on the legal account. The need for
funds is great, as the group faces its toughest challenge
- preparing for the coming administrative hearing
with the Department of Environmental Protection.
The group recently raised $800 in its "Sock it to
FDOT" campaign, and made $1,000 by holding a ga-
"The monies raised so far have gotten us to the
hearing," Secretary Joy Courtney said. "Now we have
to do the 0. J. Simpson thing pay for expert wit-
nesses and exhibits."
Barbara Lacina suggested targeting Island busi-
"When I'm collecting money at the post office,
people from England and Germany donate because
they don't want the bridge," she noted. "They say, 'We
come to Anna Maria because it's the way it is. If it
changes, and we get a high bridge, there's no point in
"It's strange we can't make people who own busi-
nesses realize how important it is to keep the flavor of
this Island the ambience. It's what keeps Anna
Maria different from Treasure Island."
The group has been shy about approaching busi-
nesses, Courtney said, but should form a committee
to do so.
Peter Ereg said he has approached some busi-
nesses. Many are willing to make a personal dona-
tion but are not willing to take a public stand and
Businesses could purchase the remaining 50 bridge
stock certificates and hang them on their walls to show
their support, said Anna Maria Mayor Dottie
"I think you're missing the boat by not getting
money from tourists," said Carol Bartlett, "Tourists
spend their money in the businesses.
"Many of your residents are afraid to take a
stand on a political hot potato," she added, "because
they might annoy or aggravate their neighbors, but
tourists don't have that concern."
said there is insulation but it is gauged for tempera-
ture, not sound.
Whitmore questioned if stipulations as to the use of
the addition were placed by the council when it approved
the enclosure but City Clerk Leslie Ford has since re-
searched the minutes and found no such stipulations.
Referring to a letter from the civic association,
Councilman Don Maloney noted, "Somebody doesn't
think the code is being enforced. Is it clear that it's been
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said neighbors
feel several provisions of the city's noise ordinance
which address unusual loud, unnecessary and exces-
sive noise are being violated.
"I have investigated every complaint, and have not
gathered enough documentation to take it to the code
enforcement board," replied Bohnenberger.
How can you determine what's too loud without
using a measuring device, such as a decibel meter?
asked resident Chuck Steams. Stears pointed out that
noise is subjective.
Normand said "The music is louder than it was
before." She said that in talking with the state
attorney's office she was told they do not require the
decibel level in all instances to enforce codes. "We're
asking you to help us."
Bohnenberger said the city attorney's advice was
for residents to let police officers into their homes to
document claims of loud music and vibrating walls, but
only Normand had allowed documentation.
Normand said that when the problems occur, the
people are in bed in their pajamas and do not want to
"If you have an intruder in your house you're go-
ing to let the police in," Bohnenberger pointed out.
"The noise is an intruder."
"If I were having a problem, I could stay dressed
until 10 or 11 p.m. in preparation for making a state-
ment to the police one time, one night," added resi-
dent Lee Edwards.
"Code enforcement decisions are appealed to
circuit court," Bohnenberger explained. "Every case
that goes to code enforcement should be prepared in
a manner that would be upheld in court. We have
verification from only one property owner. I'd like to
have more backing on the case, so if it goes to court
it's not just one complaint."
"Neighbors are stating that it is interfering with
their enjoyment of life," City Attorney Patricia
Petruff noted. "That is a judgment call, and that is
why you have a code enforcement board. If people
come forward and testify under oath, there is some-
thing for the code enforcement board to consider."
With a show of hands, seven neighbors indicated
they would be willing to file complaints.
Two injured in
Two Island men were hospitalized in the
wake of an early evening accident in Holmes
Walter Trumball, 48, of Bradenton Beach,
was turning south onto East Bay Drive from
Manatee Avenue when his truck collided with a
van driven by Gar Lamoreux, 52, of Holmes
Beach, who was eastbound on Manatee Avenue.
Holmes Beach police said witnesses indi-
cated both vehicles were attempting to "beat the
light which had just changed to an amber sig-
nal," according to reports.
Holmes Beach Police Lt Dale Stephenson said
charges are pending results of blood samples taken
from both men, and alcohol was suspected as be-
ing a factor in the crash. Results are expected in
four to six weeks, Stephenson added.
Trumball was taken by helicopter to
Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg and has been
released. Lamoreux was taken to Blake Hospi-
tal and has been released.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E NOVEMBER 9, 1995 E PAGE 3 I-(
T-end dock registration set for
December in Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Registration will begin in early December for
Holmes Beach residents planning to claim use of docks
in three T-end canals along Marina Drive.
The canals are located between: 72nd and 74th;
74th and 75th; and 75th and 77th Streets. The use of
these canals is subject to claims by owners of lots in
certain Bay Palms subdivisions and their deeds contain
specific language granting them the right to use a boat
The city council passed an ordinance in October
30th annual re
The first cool morning of the season was the per-
fect backdrop Oct. 21 for the VFW Post 8199's 30th
annual Children's Fishing Tournament at the
Bradenton Beach Pier.
Bob DeVane reports the following winners: An-
drea Fisoric and Matt Rowe (18-and-a half-inch stin-
gray), heaviest fish; Luther Sasser (16), Trey
establishing procedures for registration and use, as-
sumption of liability and specifications for boat spaces,
dock construction and maintenance.
Residents are asked to contact the city clerk after
Dec. 1 to register. Registrants must have the following:
A copy of the original deed.
A copy of the deed showing current ownership.
Proof of existing utility service, if any.
Registration and ownership information on the
boat or watercraft to be moored at the dock.
Proof of insurance on the dock structure in the
minimum amount of $100,000.
Goin 'fishing meant fun,
,. food and prizes for the
w winners of the VFW
tourney for kids at the
beautifully renovated pier.
Islander Photo: Courtesy
of Bob DeVane.
els in the kids
Andricks and Bobby Cooper, most fish; Curtis
Sankey (18-and-a-half inches), Dustin Cole (12
inches) and Jacob Hutchinson (11 inches), longest
Also, Mark Sankey (angel), Jake Hippler (crab)
and Dustin Andricks (crab), most unusual fish; and
Chris Lee, sportsmanship.
Anna Maria City
11/9, 9 a.m., Planning commission work session
with city commission on draft
land development regulations
11/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
11/9, 7 p.m., Council meeting
11/14, 1 p.m., Council work session
11/16, 1 p.m., Council meeting
11/16, 7 p.m., Islander Bystander
11/13, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Control
District, Station 1, Holmes Beach.
11/16, 10 am., Citizens' Advisory Committee
to the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
11/15, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
All city offices will be closed on Nov. 10 in
honor of Veterans Day.
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EU3 PAGE AN NOVEMBER 9, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Teens in crisis need Island volunteers
By Cynthia Finn
The bright yellow Safe Place sign symbolizing a
warm welcome for abused, homeless, locked-out or
otherwise in-crisis teenagers will soon be hanging at
two Island locations if volunteers are found to an-
swer the call when a teen in need arrives.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center and
Domino's Pizza's Holmes Beach store have signed
on with the Project Safe Place program that began in
Louisville, Ky., 12 years ago. It has ballooned into
a nationwide effort to provide multi-level support to
youths 17 years of age and under who find them-
selves for a variety of reasons with nowhere
to go and no one to listen to them.
"Five thousand teenagers are buried in unmarked
graves each year in our country," says Wendy Batey,
community relations specialist and Project Safe Place
coordinator for Bradenton's Family Resources Inc.
With funding from the Florida Department of Ju-
venile Justice, Family Resources initiated the
Bradenton-area Safe Place program last January.
"It's a runaway outreach and prevention program
with a purpose of keeping kids off the streets," says
Seven Safe Place locations are in operation in
Bradenton already. More than a dozen others includ-
ing the Community Center and the local Domino's -
will open when the volunteers step forward and un-
dergo the five-hour required training.
Community Center Executive Director Pierrette
Kelly, Assistant Director Deana Reemelin and board
member Linda Loken have been trained. Male volun-
The most recent statistics for Manatee County show
there were 1,352 reported teenage runaways in
1993-94, a staggering 42 percent increase over the
previous year. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
teers to assist male teens must be instructed before the
Safe Place sign can be hung. Males and females to
cover the Domino's location are also needed.
Volunteers must be 21 years of age, have a valid
driver's license and automobile insurance. Back-
ground checks are necessary. Batey says she can
schedule training on the Island even for as few as
When a teen in need arrives at the Safe Place site,
a call is made to Family Resources. A volunteer is
immediately dispatched to the location to talk to and
listen to the youth.
Often, says Batey, the youth is encouraged to stay
at the Sarasota YMCA Youth Shelter the only one
of its kind in the entire area where counseling for the
youth and his or her family is available.
"Unfortunately," says Kelly of the Community
Center, "our Island teens are not immune to the types
of desperation that can lead to finding oneself alone, in
trouble and with no one to turn to."
"Whether the trouble comes from inside or out-
side the home from physical, emotional or sub-
stance abuse, peer pressure or teenage pregnancy -
we are still talking about children who need to know
there is a door open somewhere to help them through
their suffering. Project Safe Place can be one of
Island police reports confirm that runaway cases,
teenage crime and complaints of verbal and physical
violence between juveniles and their families are in-
deed a reality. A Safe Place volunteer can make the
difference between hope and helplessness.
For more information or to volunteer, contact
Wendy Batey at Family Resources, 741-3575; the
Community Center at 778-1908; or Carole at Domino's
main office, 755-3033.
Teens radio talk show debuts this week
The Pier Group, a radio talk show for teens hosted
by Islander Tom McEldowney, will debut on WWPR
Radio AM 1490 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. The
program's theme is common sense.
"The one place that teens are sure they will be lis-
tened to and that their opinion counts is on the phone
to other teens," says McEldowney. "The Pier Group is
a multi-county party line."
McEldowney, who began his broadcasting career
as a 14-year-old disc jockey in Plant City, Fla., also
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 9, 1995 N PAGE 5 jI
Islander chases thief, gets evidence for police
When James Carlton, a manager at Domino's Pizza
on 57th Avenue in Bradenton, saw a man stealing a
driver's truck, he didn't think twice before jumping in
his car and giving chase.
Carlton, 22, of Holmes Beach, said he was stand-
ing at the front window of the pizza store last weekend
cleaning up for the night when the delivery man pulled
in the parking lot and came inside the store quickly. He
said there was a man loitering outside.
"I looked up and saw the driver's truck pulling
away," Carlton said. "At first I thought he'd gone back
out, then I turned around and saw him standing there.
I told him to call the police, and I ran out the door and
followed the truck in my car. I caught up with it at 26th
Street Then the guy realized I was following him, and
he took off."
As they approached Manatee Community College,
the suspect pulled into the parking lot, and Carlton saw
him throw something out the window. The chase con-
tinued through the parking lot to 34th Street.
"He ran the red light and drove north toward 53rd
Street," Carlton said. "I approached the corner, and
turned carefully into the merge lane. A car was com-
ing up from behind me and when he turned on his blue
lights, I realized it was a police officer. I slowed down,
Carlton, of Holmes Beach, sped after a pizza store
robber and aided police in finding evidence about
pulled off to the side and motioned for him to follow
the truck, but he pulled in behind me instead."
Carlton said in a split-second decision, he resumed
the chase rather than stop to make explanations to the
officer. In those following moments, the officer must
have gotten the message about the theft, because as the
truck pulled into the Wildwood Springs development,
the officer took over the chase.
"I waited there for awhile, then I turned in and
looked for the officer," Carlton said. "I went all the way
through to Cortez Road and didn't see any blue lights,
so I went back to the store."
An investigating officer was waiting for him when
he returned to the store. Carlton told him what had
happened and learned that the pursuing officer lost the
suspect in Wildwood Springs. Carlton told the inves-
tigating officer that the suspect had thrown something
out the window.
"He asked me if I could find it, and I told him I
could," Carlton said. "He gave me an evidence bag and
told me to go get it I though it was a beer can but when
I got there, I saw it was a Subway cup. I picked it up
with my pen and put it in the bag."
When he got back to the store, Carlton told the
officer that Subway videotapes all its customers, so it
was likely the suspect was captured on videotape. He
said both he and his driver would be able to identify the
suspect if he was on the tape.
Officers got a copy of the tape and identified the
suspect, a white male in his 30s, six feet tall with brown
hair and a bushy mustache, weighing 225 pounds. The
truck was recovered in Sumpter County.
Island teen rescues toddler at pier
Quick action by 17-year-old Aaron Boyd of Anna
Mariahelped avert tragedy Oct. 29 at the Rod & Reel Pier.
During a Sunday afternoon benefit at the pier,
Boyd paused to talk with his close friend Jack Barrett,
who suffered his own tragedy two years ago with the
loss of a leg in a vehicular accident.
In a split second, Barrett's 22-month-old son
Nicholas scampered off, tripped and plunged face first
into the waters of Tampa Bay.
Boyd jumped right in after his little buddy and with
assistance from a Lakeland firefighter who happened
to be on the scene, Nicholas was quickly rescued.
Boyd, however, sustained a triple break in his ankle for
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Planing Commission recently
voted not to recommend a rezone request to the council.
The request made by John Rekkas was for lots one
and four of block 20 in the Casanas Subdivision.
Rekkas owns the entire block of four lots. Lots one and
four are the front two lots facing Sixth Avenue and the
back of Island Foods.
The property is currently zoned R-4. Rekkas re-
quested a rezone to C-3. C-3 is the most intense
The noise from the coolers and the dumpsters at
Island Foods make his property undesirable for resi-
dential development, maintained Rekkas.
Was the grocery store there when he purchased the
property? asked Commissioner Bruce Golding.
"Yes, but it was all jungle around the property,"
Rekkas replied. "There was no garbage, and the store
was not very active like it is today."
Commissioner Ron Robinson said problems such
as noise and garbage would be code violations, and
could be corrected.
"It's beyond me why it can't be a nice piece of resi-
dential property," remarked Commissioner Mike
Farrup. "You want to concentrate on Island Foods as
the problem, but you could buffer that piece of prop-
erty on the back side with a parking garage. You have
a very valuable piece of property."
"But I can't sell it, and I can't use it," responded
Rekkas. "I pay almost $4,000 (per year) in taxes and
there's no access to my property."
The two lots fronting on Sixth Street can be ac-
cessed but the streets on the other three sides of the
property are platted but unimproved.
Planners suggested Rekkas take his complaints
about Island Foods to code enforcement.
the lunge into what were, to him, shallow waters.
Nicholas was fine and thought the swim was worth
a toddler-sized nap.
"I'm just glad everyone is OK," Boyd told The Is-
lander Bystander. "Nicholas is like a brother to me. I
just did what anyone would do."
Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy McChesney has is-
sued an award of commendation to Boyd. He is the son
of Bob and Alwana Boyd, owners of Bob's Hair & Co.
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Eco-attacks close to home ...
We've spent nearly two weeks watching with distress
as local, state and federal authorities scratch their heads
and attempt to locate and stop a petroleum product from
repeatedly draining into the Crabby Bill's boat basin in
Repeated calls to officials finally brought a response
last week. Tuesday saw a flurry of activity in the basin,
with local fire department officials the Florida Marine
Patrol and the Coast Guard responding. The Coast
Guard's Marine Safety Office in Tampa has monitored the
situation daily, placing oil-absorbent pads and sausage
booms at the outlet in the basin.
Despite repeated flushing of the storm drain system
by firefighters there's still a persistent leak of what inves-
tigators have termed "used oil and fuel" into the basin.
Since that little bayou is a frequent habitat for mana-
tees a mother gave birth to a calf in the basin not too
long ago we're concerned about the lack of attention
to finding and stopping the source of the contamination.
We'd like to see more attention given to finding the
source to protect our environment and natural re-
sources. We are certainly concerned about the response
we encountered initially from the Coast Guard their
lack of concern for the wildlife and the discharge into
Anna Maria Sound, designated by state officials as an
Outstanding Florida Water.
... and on the bridges, too
As traffic congestion on the Island worsens with the
influx of snowbirds, we're faced with an even greater
threat of gridlock here with one third of our bridges out
In something that can only be called a mockery of
"engineering," a once commonly used lead-based paint
has been found on many of the areas in need of repair on
the Cortez Bridge. The paint removal requires workers to
take special precautions and, in conjunction with other so-
called unexpected mechanical problems, has prompted the
Florida Department of Transportation to grant a 39-day
extension on the contract for rehabilitation of the bridge.
So, instead of re-opening last week, it will now be at
least Dec. 7 before the Cortez Bridge will open to traffic.
Or longer. The contractor, PCL Civil Constructors,
has said he has another job pending that may pull some
of the workers away from here to work there. He isn't
And, if efforts over the weekend are any indication,
those talked-about "24-hour-a-day shifts" aren't going to
Bradenton Beach's John Sandberg has a suggestion:
"If you normally go out to dinner one night a week, go out
three or four times a week now," Sandberg has said. "We
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need to start to help ourselves and our businesses now."
We think the DOT needs to circle their wagons and
rethink the rehabilitation plan. In hindsight, the option
for a longer repair time with prolonged lane closure on
the bridge looks better and better. Better than no bridge
The businesses on Cortez Road and in Bradenton
Beach have already struggled through the promised one-
month closure and they shouldn't be asked to risk their
livelihood any longer.
At the very least, since work appears to be at a
standstill while PCL awaits word on proceeding with
the lead paint removal, a single lane on the bridge
should be open to traffic.
Islanders are asking, "Are we being punished by the
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DOT: Solve the problems,
open the bridge
Somehow it seems fitting that representatives of
the Florida Department of Transportation should
come to Bradenton Beach almost on the eve of Hal-
loween for that is the time when the ghouls and
monsters are about on the land.
They came to explain their most recent fiasco.
Somehow, DOT did not plan for replacing a worn
flange and removing lead paint when they planned and
contracted for rehabilitation of the Cortez road bridge.
Somehow, Island residents are not surprised by this
latest example of DOT incompetence. Islanders have
seen DOT incompetence before. However, local mer-
chants and residents should not have to pay the price
of that incompetence. DOT must redeem itself and free
the Island of the unnecessarily long bridge closure.
How can DOT redeem itself? DOT can immedi-
ately open at least one lane of the bridge and modify
the rehabilitation contract after it finds solutions to the
problems. Simple as that! And there are solutions to the
problems DOT is facing here. Some possibilities are:
Working 24 hours a day for two days to replace
the flange, then opening at least one lane of the
Working 12 hours a day for four days to re-
place the flange, then opening at least one lane of the
Using the appeals process to schedule paint re-
moval in early summer 1996, after the tourists and
part-year residents are gone.
Requiring the contractor to hire workers expe-
rienced in lead paint removal who do not need train-
ing to do the job.
Requiring the contractor to hire experienced
workers who can replace the flange in minimal time.
DOT would have taxpayers believe that they are an
organization with professional engineers and contract
administrators. When will they demonstrate that pro-
fessionalism? We resident and business taxpay-
ers are paying the cost of the rehabilitation plus the
unnecessary costs of the delayed bridge reopening.
DOT, you are one of the causes of the public's
growing hostility toward and decreased trust in gov-
ernment. DOT, are you ready to change those per-
ceptions by promptly solving the present flange and
paint problems and open the bridge?
Ida Cuthbertson, Bradenton Beach
Camera will cut loss to
With the shellfish harvesting ban a pending issue,
I thought this would be a good time to comment on
They serve a purpose in the food chain even if
some of them don't qualify for human consumption.
If you must have a photo, take a camera with you
on the boat (or wherever) so these fish can be released
live. It is a waste to keep them only to take a photo and
then discard them.
Let's be more conscientious of all life.
S. Corsi, Holmes Beach
The Islander Bystander welcomes letters to the
editor. Letters should be short, address one subject and
must be signed. Mail them to: Editor, Islander By-
stander, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 9, 1995 W PAGE 7 H
THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 8, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder
Island old-timer Andrew Gowanlock (right), shown with his companion Asu
Goddard, lived to be 107.
"First families" the Beans,
Cobbs and Joneses take the spotlight
in remembrances of things past in this
column and during Anna Maria Island
"heritage" celebrations. But also de-
serving notice are the single men -
bachelors, widowers, divorces and per-
haps a few escapees from the bonds of
matrimony who figured in the early
history of our island.
According to Captain John R.
Jones (who lived here from 1895 until
his death in 1933), a number of adven-
turers staked claims in the 1880s before
the island was opened to settlement by
the U.S. government.
The first "pre-emptor," attorney
Jones wrote in 1927, was a young fel-
low from Connecticut, George Colman.
It so happened that in 1884 he arrived
in Tampa on the same steamer as the
Bean family. Likely it was George
Bean who acquainted Colman with
Anna Maria; Colman fell in love with
Bean's eldest daughter, Lula, and mar-
ried her in 1886. The couple may have
intended to set up.housekeeping on the
island. But after Lula's mother died
they moved away.
Next came Jones's friend, Tampa
City Clerk Lamont Bailey (both sur-
vived the 1887 yellow fever epidemic
that killed George Bean's wife). Bailey
"proved up" but afterwards sold out to
Tampa Judge John White, also a friend
For several years after that, Jones
said, "the Key was practically aban-
doned, except as a resort for hunters
A little while after the Beans,
Cobbs and Joneses arrived (1893-
1895), a peculiar fellow from Alabama
settled near where the Anna Maria City
Pier is today. William "Buddy" Berg
was a chemist and inventor who had a
house with a steeple where he slept,
climbing up each night through a trap-
door. Down below in his laboratory he
carried out mysterious experiments. He
extracted a waterproof glue from the
palmetto leaf. And from the palmetto
he also concocted a varnish that was ap-
parently proof against everything -
except explosions, which were fre-
Then there was Judge Nelson
Cunningham, an Englishman, to the
south of Berg. Cunningham wasn't re-
ally a judge, he was a railroad conduc-
tor. But at one time he had been ap-
pointed a justice of the peace to watch
out for Chinese trying to slip into the
United States by way of Tampa Bay.
(There was quite a bit of illegal entry
from Asia in those days.)
Cunningham was fond of children.
The Island youngsters often stopped at
his house because he liked to give them
treats. Miriam Hall Murphy recalled
that Cunningham sometimes used to
imbibe too much moonshine, usually
when his brother Cyrus came to visit.
But the Hall kids didn't mind. The judge
was more liberal with his treats then.
"Professor" H.T. Watson, also from
England, operated a good-sized farm
where he raised figs, grapefruit and ba-
nanas for the Tampa market. Watson's
home was on the Gulf about where the
Bali Hai Motel is today. An educated
man who had taught the violin in
Tampa, he lived to be almost 100 years
A Scotsman named Andrew
Gowanlock had a tiny shack on a little
plot of ground near Sam Cobb's home-
stead at mid-Island. Eventually he built
himself a two-story clapboard house
and ran a farm and chicken ranch about
where the Union Bank is today. He out-
did Watson, dying in 1911 at the age of
Down along Longboat Pass there
lived a retired pharmacist, D.J. Rausch.
Known as the "island doctor," he dis-
pensing remedies when children took
sick and gave folks emergency medical
treatment. During the influenza epi-
demic that swept Tampa Bay after
World War I he worked tirelessly nurs-
ing people back to health and was cred-
ited with saving many lives.
One other single settler was a "one-
armed veteran of the Spanish- American
War named Wright," mentioned by
Anna Maria Cobb Riles in her memoirs.
Here's a trivia item noted by Anna
Maria Cobb though not by Captain
Jones. There was one single woman
homesteader, a "Mrs. Turner." She
stuck it out alone for nearly five years,
occasionally visited by her grown sons.
But after the Spanish-American War
she sold out to Sam Cobb's brother
Rurick and was never heard from again.
Next: The Spanish
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Opponents of Orimulsion, the controversial fuel
that Florida Power and Light wants to burn at its
Parrish plant, met recently to consolidate their efforts.
Local lawmakers advised the group to concen-
trate their efforts on a hearing on the fuel slated to
begin Nov. 28. A hearing officer will review recom-
mendations from state and local agencies on the fuel's
use and hear testimony, pro and con, before making
a recommendation to the governor and cabinet.
County Commissioner Joe McClash said there
are four main issues: the removal of nitrogen oxide
(NOx) created by the burning of Orimulsion, clean-
ing up a spill of the fuel from bay and Gulf waters,
excessive water withdrawal from the Little Manatee
River and increased truck traffic to the Parrish plant.
Opponents target NOx as the most serious pollut-
ant and maintain it will increase nitrogen loading in
local waters and contribute to the creation of ozone
and acid rain. Spills will be difficult to clean up, they
say, because Orimulsion disperses in water rather than
forming a slick like oil.
"The approval of Orimulsion is not a done deal,"
McClash stressed. "The ending is yet to be seen. Put
pressure on our county commission to really look out
for the county. Try to educate people in preparation
for the hearing."
State Representatives Mark Flanagan and Mark
Ogles told the group not to waste their effort lobby-
ing local legislators, because legislators have no say
in the approval process. Both cited McClash's advice
to attend the public hearing and speak out against
Seven agencies have issued reports on the
Orimulsion conversion project proposed by Florida
Power and Light at its Parrish plant.
These reports will be included in material to be
considered by the state hearing officer at the public
hearing on the project scheduled for Nov. 28. The
agencies include Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission, Manatee County Commission, Florida De-
partment of Transportation, Florida Department of
Community Affairs, Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District and Florida Department of Environ-
TBRPC recommended approval with seven con-
Fish and Game recommended approval with six
The county recommended approval with 53 con-
DOT recommended approval with three condi-
DCA recommended approval with 12 conditions.
Swiftmud approved additional quality controls on
water being pumped from the Little Manatee River and
limitations on the amount of water FPL can withdraw
from the river. FPL will use recycled water and ground-
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Orimulsion. They also told opponents to write letters
to the governor and cabinet, who will have the final
word on approval of the fuel.
Ken Hadow, one of the evening's organizers' told
the group to focus on demanding that selective catalytic
converters (SCR) be installed in the plant to remove
NOx. SCR has been called the best available control
technology. The company plans to use low-NOx burn-
ers for the removal of the pollutant.
"We need to stop the locomotive before we can
climb on the train," he said. "The way to do that is de-
mand SCR, which can take out two thirds of the NOx.
Make it clear to our county commissioners that they
have no way of being re-elected unless there are con-
verters on those stacks."
Former County Commissioner Kent Chetlain said
the county commission already "voted" on the project
when they lowered the air quality standards so
Orimulsion could be burned.
"If you want to have any influence, write to the
governor and cabinet," he said. "They still have the
ability to vote it down."
Other suggestions include writing letters to the
editors of local newspapers, demonstrating outside the
hearing, speaking against Orimulsion at the hearing and
riding a bus to Tallahassee the day the governor and
cabinet are slated to make the final decision.
The public will be allowed to speak at the hearing
on Nov. 30 between 3 and 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m.
and Dec. 1 between 9 and 11 a.m.
Opponents have scheduled another meeting on
Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota
FPL to hold open house
at Island library
The Florida Power and Light Company will
hold an open house at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Nov. 8
from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Representatives will be
present to answer questions concerning the
company's Orimulsion conversion project.
water to power the increased operation of its plant.
DEP was the last agency to issue a report. Its Sept. 28
report recommended approval subject to 98 pages of con-
ditions, including those from all the above agencies.
Coast Guard safety measures
In August, the Coast Guard indicated its satisfac-
tion with the company's safety plan for Orimulsionm
shipments into Tampa Bay. Additional safety precau-
Careful selection of vessels, crews and operators.
Use of double hulled vessels.
Adhering to vessel size limitations based on in-
put from maritime professionals.
Operating ships with specialized equipment.
Entering the Bay with no less than three miles
Having emergency tow lines ready for deploy-
Awaiting the tide to ensure high tide slack water
at the turn to Port Manatee.
Adhering to moving safety zone requirements.
Using escort tugs on the approach to the Sunshine
Participating in the Advisory Broadcast System
and Port of Tampa's Vessel Traffic Advisory System
and the future Vessel Information Positioning System.
A team of research scientists at the University of
Miami concluded that an Orimulsion spill would have
no greater impact on the marine environment than an
oil spill. In addition, two new types of equipment a
skirted boom and a skimmer -have been developed to
clean up a spill. The company will have two of the
skimmers, two support vessels, 5,000 feet of skirted
boom and 8,000 feet of conventional oil boom avail-
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than 85 Florida artists will
highlight the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island's sixth
annual Holiday Arts and
Crafts Show from 9 am. to 5
p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 11 and 12, at the Island
Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information, call
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Bradenton Beach city-wide
garage sale this weekend
Don't forget that this is the weekend in Bradenton p.m. Sunday.
Beach where officials have waived a yard sale fee in "Residents are requested to place items for sale at
the hope that residents will band together for one huge the front of their property," Vice Mayor Dick Suhre
garage sale. said, "and items not for sale should be out of sight."
Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 For more information, call city hall, 778-1005.
Pat Wagner's kindergarten-grade one class enjoyed its recent tour of the bank's facilities. The lesson:
kids count. Islander Photo: Courtesy of First National Bank of Manatee.
First National signs
on with school
The Holmes Beach branch of First National Bank
of Manatee has signed on with the Anna Maria El-
ementary School's Partners for Excellence program,
joining the Sandbar restaurant and Neal & Neal Re-
altors as business supporters of the Island school.
Bank branch manager Sue O'Connor says the
goal of the partnership is to enhance teaching and
learning and to build a positive relationship between
the school, the community and businesses. Several
projects are already underway and she is hopeful that
other Island businesses will consider being a partner.
Contributions to Student of the Week packets,
$50 savings bonds to the two highest math super-
stars scorers, artwork displays, bank tours and
checking-account classes are among the ways First
National plans to foster its goal.
Over the holidays, the school choir will perform
at the bank and O'Connor is working with art teacher
Judy Lyons to encourage schoolchildren to create
Christmas ornaments for the bank's holiday tree.
"We're very excited about these and other
ideas we're working on," says O'Connor, who will
be assisted by bank employee Debbie Walton.
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Representatives from a host of governmental agencies met on the top of the hill at Leffis Key Friday for the
official signing of the Sarasota Bay Program's final document, the Comprehensive Conservation and Manage-
ment Plan for the region. The plan outlines a series of restorative steps that need to be taken to improve the
productivity of the region. Pictured, from left, is U.S. Congressman Dan Miller, U.S. Environmental Protec-
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Benefit Sunday at
Aces Lounge, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton,
will present a benefit feast and musical extravaganza
starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, to help offset medi-
cal expenses incurred by young Chad Chandler.
Chad is the son of Tim Chandler, one of the famous
Chandler Bros., who have performed music in this area
for 15 years. Chad has undergone serious bladder and
kidney operations over the last two years.
The Chad Chandler Feast will include a barbecue,
drink specials, drawings, prizes and a lineup of well-
known area musicians. Admission will be $5 per per-
Joining the Chandler Bros. on stage will be Dizzy
Spell, Lifeguard, No Exit, Bobby G., the Cadillac Cow-
boys, Jovian Moon and Willy Steele.
For more information, call Aces at 795-3886.
Tickets available for
Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay will be guest speaker at
the annual fundraising dinner of the Anna Maria Island
Democratic Club to be held Dec. 4 at the Beachhouse
Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Reservations are needed and can be made by call-
ing William Mullon, club president, at 778-7646.
A contribution of $20 per person is requested.
Garden club to offer
holiday craft workshop
The Anna Maria Garden Club will present a holi-
day craft workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m.
at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria
The club's meeting will follow at 1 p.m. where a
film entitled "In the Gardens of the World" will be
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baked goods and luncheon will help ring in the
season. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Cortezian in inauguration
Jeanne Zimmerman Gearey of Cortez, Hood College
alumna class of 1952, participated in the academic proces-
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as Hood's seventh president Hood College is located in
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For more information, call 778-1330 or 778-6694.
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Anna Maria Elementary School in Holmes Beach on
Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Islanders open hearts to French students
By Cynthia Finn
A few months ago, Cathi O'Bannon of Anna
Maria read a letter-to-the-editor that changed the
scope of her summer.
The letter was written by Gerry Sklenicka of
Bradenton. Sklenicka is the local coordinator of World
Learning, an organization established in 1932 to foster
an exchange-student program between Americans and
students from other countries.
Sklenicka's letter said a campaign to bring French
students to this area for one month was in jeopardy unless
residents stepped forward to serve as host families.
As a former buyer, importer and designer for retail
stores, O'Bannon traveled all over the world during a
15-year span. That travel enlightened her to the lasting
value of cultural exchange.
Sklenicka's letter rekindled O'Bannon's cultural
flame. The possibility that the French students might be
deterred from the experience they sought touched
"It really moved me," says O'Bannon. "I just wanted
to open my home to someone who otherwise wouldn't
have been able to come if the program were canceled."
O'Bannon and her husband Michael and Chelle
and Danny O'Bannon of Holmes Beach decided to go
for it. Opening their homes, all agree, has made a re-
markable difference in the summer of '95.
This reporter had the pleasure of meeting the
O'Bannons' two young guests and nine other French
students staying in the Bradenton area at a morning
gathering at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society
Museum. Cathi O'Bannon is the society's president.
Mayors from two of the Island cities were on hand
to greet the youngsters and the society's top tour guide,
Al Butterfield, did his thing.
The teens were then looking forward to a picnic at
Greetings from Anna Maria would not be complete without a stint in the city jail. Posing for the American
postcard are, from left, Anasthasia Noyer, Romain Manson, Matthieu Roumagnac, Cathi and son Mickey
O'Bannon, Al Butterfield, Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy McChesney, Laurent Arbona, Celine Mathieu, Yann
Ropers and Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger.
Bayfront Park, a pool and pizza party at O'Bannon's home
and some pick-up basketball at the Community Center.
Sklenicka was there for a while, describing the
positive experience of having had seven exchange stu-
dents during the past few years.
Lillian Martinez of Palmetto was hosting her third
student. Her 7-year-old son Kyle said learning differ-
ent languages was "really fun."
O'Bannon and Sklenicka discussed how well edu-
cated and polite the nine boys and two girls were, how
easily they all fit into their American families.
"Young American children, and even adults, may
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EXCHANGE, FROM PAGE 12
have the impression that children from other parts of
the world are aliens," Sklenicka said.
She smiled at the group of kids laughing and chat-
ting in French and English. "They're really lovely,
Sklenicka said the joy for her in being involved
in the project goes beyond meeting children from
other countries and making long-lasting friendships
"There's also the pleasure of meeting new families
here in the area and widening interest in this program,"
She explained that the students come with their
own spending money and insurance. There's also the
opportunity, through World Learning, for American
students to travel abroad.
"I just can't say enough about the positive aspects
of this experience," said Sklenicka.
Neither can O'Bannon, who has decided to host a
French girl for another month at the end of August.
Sixteen-year-old Laurent Arbona has come to Anna
Maria from Paris. This is his first visit to America.
Michael Carrier, also 16, is visiting Holmes Beach
from Annemasse, France, about 20 minutes from Swit-
zerland. He, too, visits our country for the first time.
Their French peers come from Paris and a variety of
other cities and towns, including Lyon and Bourdeaux.
Two currently live outside France. Laetitia Prach, 23,
serves as group leader in her third trip to the United States.
The group has experienced bonding not only with
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their American families, but with each other. They first
met in Paris and together flew to New York and on to
Arbona describes the exhilaration of flying into
Florida. The palm trees, lush vegetation and abundance
of water made striking impressions.
Celine Mathieu remembers her first impression. "It
was very hot."
Among the places the students have visited as a
group are Disney World, Adventure Island, Busch
Gardens and Egmont Key via the Miss Cortez.
Yann Ropers says he has found Americans to be
"very gentle people." His eyes light up as he de-
scribes a highlight of his trip the Kumba ride at
Matthieu Roumagnac also has been impressed by
all his dealings with Americans and he loves the
beaches and the water.
Anasthasia Noyer recalls the thrill of Disney World
and says she keeps eyeing all the sports cars. Remain
Manson speaks of the fun of a canoe trip in the upper
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petit frere, Mickey
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S Photos: Cynthia Finn.
Carrier loves Anna Maria Island, its beaches and its
casual lifestyle. He and Arbona have also made a spe-
cial friend in 5-year-old Mickey O'Bannon.
To a student, all agree they felt immediately at
home with their American families and expect to re-
main in touch for years to come.
Gathered as a group, their natural inclination is to
speak French. O'Bannon reminds them with a smile
that it's an English-only day.
Learning English and becoming immersed in an
American family are the objectives of the exchange.
Having a lot of fun be it in French or English -
is a clear result.
Cathi O'Bannon says she will have a hard time
saying goodbye to Laurent Arbona and all of the
Arbona scoops little Mickey up in his arms.
"We've only just said hello. It will never be goodbye,"
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Too perfectly tasty
It was a perfect day for Taste of Manatee. The
weatherman cooperated and the crowds showed up to
taste foods of all varieties and to enjoy entertainment
from rock and blues bands to kung fu and Rollerblade
demonstrations. There were arts and crafts for shop-
pers and a carnival complete with elephant rides for
It was a perfect day for Spiro Paizes, owner of
Safari Joe's Restaurant, Grill and Bar as well. He raked
in the rewards at his booth. Best entree, best appetizer
and best dessert. Then he topped it off with the
mayor's award for best booth and a Best of The Best
award based on combined scores in best food and
Safari Joe's is a repeat winner, having taken home
the 1994 best booth award with the highest score ever
given at Taste of Manatee. Carved jungle animals and
authentic decor imported from Africa created the am-
bience while patrons oohed and aahed over the food.
One tasting foursome nodded approval when
asked if the ribs were good. They nodded more accord
when asked if the saucy morsels were spicy. "Spicy
hot?" I inquired. They shook their heads no in unison.
They couldn't stop munching until one woman finally
said, "Not too much."
Safari Joe's is located at 6701 Manatee Avenue
West, just across the bridge from Holmes Beach. The
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seafood buffet debuts this week.
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that featured Charlie Brown standing on the end of a
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Inside the card, Charlie's got planes buzzing over
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A recent adventure into port wines and cigars (re-
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by 30-plus guests at Beach Bistro who had a lot better
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They journeyed through courses of appetizer-sized
samplings from the Bistro menu including but not lim-
ited to gourmet pizza, smoked salmon, filet with
Bearnaise and hunter's sauce, gourmet burgers and of
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Sundaes will never be the same. More than 20 restaurants participated in Taste including another fantastic
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STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 14
course, their award-winning chocolate truffle terrine
with wildberry melba sauce.
The event marked the return of Jeff Parks to the
Bistro as the gracious port provider, compliments of his
new employer, Premier Beverage. J.P. is key accounts
manager at Premier and as such, he's developing ex-
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traordinary wine and port opportunities for fine dining
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Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach is hosting a series
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This first of the series of tasting included back-
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The last hurrah for Halloween '95 goes to 15-month-
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from wine divisions manager Al Beck. Educational
material for the eager taste buds included a history of
the port wine trade and a look at what's to come. A very
thorough presentation left patrons with a greater appre-
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Kuizon. Back row are Philip Montgomery, Angelina Lee, Ben Miller, Ditra Paloski and Daniel Van Andel.
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S-. Raymond Lee, Manatee County Farm Bureau
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 30, trespass warning, 875 N. Shore Drive,
Rod and Reel Pier. The complainant received informa-
tion that several juveniles set a bag on fire two nights
ago. The officer issued a trespass warning to one.
Oct. 31, found property, 100 block of Willow.
While cleaning out his garage, the complainant found
old ammunition which he wanted destroyed by the
Oct. 26, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
forced the lock on the vehicle and removed a cellular
phone, a purse, a check book, an ATM card and $100
Oct. 26, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle, dumped the contents of a purse on
the floor and removed $200 in cash and a camera val-
ued at $80.
Oct. 27, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed a credit card, bank
card, $10 in cash, two checks and a check cashing card.
Oct. 28, two counts of petty theft, 135 Bridge
Street, Bridge Tender Inn pier area. The complainant
reported a white male subject removed a dinghy valued
at $200 and fled across the Bay toward Cortez. A sec-
ond complainant reported the same subject removed an
anchor valued at $25, 50 feet of rope valued at $50 and
a paddle valued at $6. The dinghy with the paddle in-
side was later located in Cortez.
Oct. 30, burglary to an automobile, Eighth Street
South on the beach. The complainant reported a person
unknown entered the vehicle and removed gas and in-
surance cards and $125 in cash.
Oct. 27, animal, 6200 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The officer responded in reference to a found dog,
recognized it as belonging to the fire chief and returned
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Oct. 27, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
officer responded to the bar and observed that the noise
level was only loud when the door was opened. He
noted that this is acceptable under city ordinance.
Oct. 27, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant would not let the officer come inside the
residence to hear the music. He took a decibel reading
at the property line, and it did not exceed the legal limit.
Oct. 27, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant would not let the officer come inside the
residence to hear the music. He asked the bartender to
turn the music down.
Oct. 27, burglary to an automobile, 3900 Gulf
Drive, Duffy's Tavern. The complainant reported while
he was in the business a person unknown entered his
vehicle and removed a wallet containing his driver's
license, a credit card and $200 in cash,
Oct. 28, grand larceny of a bicycle valued at
$300, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks. The bicycle
was later found abandoned at American Car Wash and
returned to the victim.
Oct. 28, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant refused to let the officer come inside the
residence to hear the music. He took a decibel reading
at the property line, but got too much interference from
other sources to continue.
Oct. 28, suspicious, 3700 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The complainants reported they were walk-
ing on the beach and tripped over a body. Upon arrival
the officer could not locate the body and theorized the
person was awakened when the complainants tripped
over him and left the area.
Oct. 28, burglary to an automobile, 400 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown entered the vehicle and
removed two pairs of pants containing wallets, driver's
licenses, credit cards and $350 in cash.
Oct. 28, burglary to an automobile, 400 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown entered the vehicle and
removed $40 in coins, a pair of pants with a wallet
containing identification, bank and credit cards, $50 in
cash, a set of keys and a fire department badge.
Oct. 28, suspicious, 600 block of Dundee Lane.
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The officer responded in reference to a report of nude
subjects and observed nude subjects through a sliding
glass door. He explained to the resident if she and her
guests wished to be nude in the home they should close
the curtains and not entertain the neighborhood or they
would face arrest.
Oct. 28, disturbance, 7500 block of Palm Drive.
The complainant reported two subjects fighting in the
road. The officer took one to a friend's house and
placed the other in custody under an outstanding war-
Oct. 29, suspicious, 200 block of 72nd Street. The
officer responded in reference to loud music and the
resident said he would turn it down.
Oct. 29, suspicious persons, 100 block of 37th
Street on the beach. The officer responded in reference
to persons sleeping on the beach and found two tran-
sients with sleeping bags and blankets. They left the
Oct. 29, suspicious person, 2800 block of Avenue
E. The officer responded in reference to a suspicious
person fondling himself behind a palm tree. The officer
located the subject who said he was trying to hide be-
hind the tree to relieve himself. The officer told him he
would be arrested if he attempted to do so. He left the
Oct. 29, suspicious person, 4400 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported a white male subject
in his 30s with a scruffy beard and wearing a black T-
shirt and blue jeans was walking around residences in
the area. A patrol request was initiated.
Oct. 29, burglary, resisting without violence,
3018 Avenue C, Holmes Beach Mini Storage. The of-
ficer on patrol observed the subject at the mini storage
acting in a suspicious manner. He parked his patrol car
to observe the subject. The subject attempted to gain
access to all the storage units on one side, then went to
the other side where the officer observed him walking
out of a unit carrying a pool cue. He was placed in
custody and refused to be handcuffed. He was forcibly
held and handcuffed.
Oct. 29, suspicious, 30 Avenue and Avenue E on
the beach. The officer responded to a report of a sus-
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Coconut Radio, Anna Maria Island's new radio talk
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Dottie McChesney, onWWRP 1490 am,Thursday, Nov.
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Fire safety for preschoolers
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picious vehicle and located the owner and a large group
of friends on the beach with a 12-pack of beer. None
of the subjects were 21 years old and none of them
would claim ownership of the beer. The officer dis-
posed of the beer and the group left the area.
Oct. 29, Marchman Act, 31st Street and Gulf
Drive. The officer was called to the location three times
in reference to a white male subject hanging around the
area. On the third visit, the officer found the subject
who was very intoxicated and unable to care for him-
self. He said he had no place to stay and was placed in
custody under the Marchman Act.
Oct. 30, found property a bicycle, 600 block
of Manatee Avenue.
Oct. 30, found property a gold colored wrist
chain, 5900 block of Marina Drive.
Oct. 30, grand larceny, 501 Manatee Avenue,
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. The com-
plainant reported two boxes of "Entertainment '96"
booklets were missing. The books are valued at $510.
There was no sign of forced entry.
Oct. 31, found property a bicycle, 4300 block
of Second Street.
Oct. 31, suspicious, 60 block of Emerald Lane. The
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containing a liquid believed to be lighter fluid.
Oct. 31, suspicious, 3100 Gulf Drive, Island in
the Sun. The complainant reported dryers in the laun-
dry room were pulled out of the wall, and the key to a
riding mower was removed.
Nov. 1, 7600 block of Marina Drive. The com-
plainant reported the "deplorable" condition of his
neighbor's yard. The officer observed rotting tomatoes
in a pan of water, scrap aluminum, old furniture, wheel
chairs and rotted lumber. The owner was contacted and
told to remove the items.
Nov. 1, suspicious, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The
complainant reported three employees hired that day
were to drive his work truck and meet him at the air-
port mall but did not show up. Later, the officer found
the truck parked beside the business with a note from
one of the employees saying they had become lost on
the way to meet the complainant. The key was left with
the Citgo assistant manager.
Nov. 2, damage, 500 block of Key Royale Drive.
The complainant reported juveniles removed a globe val-
ued at $20 from an outside lamp post in the driveway.
Nov. 2, suspicious, 500 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported finding a toilet
plunger in her driveway behind her vehicle and a cir-
cular mark on the vehicle's back window. She said she
had no idea why someone would want to attach a
plunger to her vehicle. There was no damage.
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Pier painting volunteers
Volunteers are still needed to help paint the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier. Painting parties are
planned Saturday and Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.
Volunteers are asked to wear "paintable" clothes.
All supplies are furnished. There will also be weekday
For more information or to sign up to paint, call
Connie Drescher at 778-2655.
'Father of fishing' honored
at luncheon Nov. 16
A portrait of the "father of the Cortez fishing indus-
try" will be presented to be hung with other portraits of
outstanding men and women in Manatee County's
Agricultural Hall of Fame during the Agricultural Hall
of Fame luncheon Thursday, Nov. 16.
The late Tink Fulford's portrait will highlight Farm
City Week, sponsored by the Palmetto Historical Com-
mission. Speaking for her father will be Dr. Mary
The luncheon will be held at the Woman's Club of
Palmetto, 910 Sixth St W., Palmetto, and will begin at
noon. Cost of the luncheon is $7.50, and reservations
must be made before 11 a.m. Monday. Nov. 13.
To reserve tickets at the luncheon, call Ree Hunt,
722-3856; Kathryn Kermode, 729-8144; or Audrey
Tony Spain honored Nov. 10
The Workout Center, 3328 E. Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach, will hold a reception and open house from 4 to
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, to honor Tony Spain for his
successful return to professional boxing last month.
Spain, 31, is familiar to many Islanders as the as-
sistant manager of the Holmes Beach Walgreen's. He
recently returned to the ring after a two-year absence.
He has a 7-1 pro record.
For more information, call the Workout Center at
Friends of Library series
The first of the Friends of the Island Library Pro-
gram Series will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m.
at the branch.
Tampa entertainer/musician/band leader Michael
Eisenstadt will present "It's to Laugh: The Power of
Jewish Humor" to illustrate the role of humor in shap-
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This performance is funded by the Florida Humani-
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Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. information call 778-6341.
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A great week for the Bay
By Bob Ardren
It's been a great week for area waters. The Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program reached a major mile-
stone and New College has a new marine biology cen-
Leffis Key put on a wonderful show for all the dig-
nitaries last Friday as they gathered for the official sign-
ing of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management
Plan for Sarasota Bay. Representatives of Sarasota and
Manatee counties, all our shoreline communities, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Florida
and the U.S. Congress all signed the document.
Six years in the making, the CCMP outlines
courses of action for further restoring the Bay, although
there are no guarantees of funding. But the recently
restored 30-acre Leffis Key site may have helped con-
vince officials of the worthiness of action.
After the official signing, the dignitaries were
taken on a short walking tour of the site. As they
strolled across the wooden bridge leading to the park-
ing lot over a stream labeled "fish hatchery," a huge
school of bait fish appeared moving through the chan-
A virtual cloud of fish. And there, herding and
stalking the thousands of small fish, was a school of
not-quite-legal snook. All in full view of the many of-
Giving credit where it's deserved, Sarasota Vice
Mayor Mollie Cardamone spotted the snook and
pointed them out. Somehow it feels good to know there
are fishers in local government.
New College deserves it
A $900,000 gift from the Pritzker Foundation of
Chicago means New College can leverage the money
dollar-for-dollar against state funding and also a
$668,000 National Science Foundation grant to build
a now fully funded marine biology research center on
Marine biology is the largest natural science ma-
jor at New College. And since 20 percent of New Col-
lege natural science graduates go on to earn a Ph.D., the
community (and Bay) have long benefited from the
program which produces high-quality students and
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Granted that I'm prejudiced because my daughter
is a New College grad, but we should be proud of this
institution that year after year garners so much national
prestige and attention for our area. It's a Florida trea-
sure we're so lucky to have locally.
Now let's hope the beautiful, largely open-air
building proposed by Sarasota architect Carl Abbott
gets approved and gems like Dr. John Morrill finally
have some facilities worthy of their talent.
New College Dean Dr. Gordon Michalson, accept-
ing the Pritzker gift, related he'd recently overheard a
student leaving on field trip comment that "at least one
advantage of going to New College is that when the
equipment breaks, you know how to fix it."
Here's hoping that tradition is coming to an end in
the Marine Biology Department.
Monarchs are rare
In case you haven't noticed, the butterflies that are
supposed to come back here aren't, really.
In a place where they keep track of such things -
St. Marks, a small town on the Gulf about 30 miles
south of Tallahassee monarch butterflies are few
and far between.
In most falls, just about now a half-million or more
monarchs pass through the St. Marks butterfly refuge
on their way to Mexico for the winter. But this year the
butterflies are rare.
Nobody knows why the numbers are down this
year. Perhaps many were blown away by the hurricanes
passing through the Florida Panhandle this season.
Regardless, folks such as University of Florida ento-
mologist Tonya Van Hook are hopeful.
"I like to think of it as a 'spokes-insect' for the
whole insect kingdom," she says. "There are over
751,000 insect species, but the monarch is one of the
best known and most recognizable."
The monarchs stop at St. Marks to stock up on their
favorite food, milkweed nectar, and prepare for their
long flight across the Gulf of Mexico. Millions upon
millions of the Eastern monarchs gather to winter in a
single mountain valley south of Mexico City.
Then next spring they begin the long trip north
again. Amazingly, most die upon reaching landfall and
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continues the migration northward for the summer.
So if you ever travel up toward Tallahassee, stop
by the beautiful butterfly refuge surrounding the light-
house in St. Marks, and oh yes, also plan to lunch at
Posey's downtown for what's probably the best
smoked mullet in north Florida.
It's so good I believe they must have learned mul-
let smoking from the Fulfords of Cortez.
Just be careful
The new Quick Point park on the southeast shore of
Longboat is a fascinating hike into the mangroves, butbe
on the lookout for Longboat's more infamous residents
when you visit there. Reports of fairly large (there aren't
any small ones) rattlesnakes sunning themselves on the
trails are drifting in from reliable sources.
Just watch where you walk.
See you next week.
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Cooler weather is starting to heat up fishing
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Cooler weather is serving to stir up the fish. Bay
anglers are still catching big redfish and snook, but
trout are starting to move around and are hungry. Off-
shore, those elusive kingfish are still not quite here, but
there are good reports of cobia and grouper fishing re-
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said Bill Worth of
Anna Maria caught a 33-inch snook Sunday and a keeper
linesider the day before. Other pier action includes mack-
erel, flounder, redfish and a couple of jacks.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier an-
glers have had a good week catching mackerel, some
big reds but the snook frenzy has slowed a little.
Toni at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-hour
trips averaged 60 head of Key West grunts. The six-hour
trips averaged 80 head of mangrove snapper, porgies, lane
snapper and red and black grouper. The nine-hour trips
averaged 45 head of porgies, red and black grouper, king-
fish and mangrove and lane snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said snook and red-
fish are hot this week. He's been catching linesiders up
to 12 pounds in weight and reds more than 30 inches
long. Gulf action includes spotty Spanish mackerel, but
Capt. Zack's finding cobia and trigger fish to be thick.
Mike at Annie's Bait & Tackle said Longboat
Pass is the hot spot around the Island right now, with
snook and reds being caught in the channel. Trout ac-
tion is picking up in the Bay.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said kingfish are
around the Seven Mile Reef offshore. Mackerel are
being caught closer in, while backwater anglers should
start to look for trout to move as the water cools in the
wake off these cold fronts.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade fish-
ers are catching snook, trout and redfish on the flats.
Capt. Phil Shields said cobia, snapper and grou-
per are the best bets offshore. Those elusive kingfish
haven't shown up yet, but should any day or minute
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Cobia are starting to fatten up and get huge. Al-
though Jim's cobia is big, the Florida record is 103
Capt. Rick Gross said he's able to put his charters
onto lots of redfish and is still able to find some nice-
sized snook, some up to 36 inches long.
Capt. Mark Bradow is still catching a few cobia
on the artificial reefs and plenty of reds in the Bay.
On my boat Magic we've been fishing offshore
this week and have really hit on amberjack some up
to 60 pounds. We've also landed mangrove snapper
Capt. Tom Chaya said redfish, trout and snook
were his best catches.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's heard
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of the Manatee River and trout on the seagrass flats.
Offshore, cobia have made a good showing with grou-
per fishing continuing to be excellent. Kings have yet
Good luck and good fishing.
Center soccer schedule
Premier League, 14-16 year olds
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander
Wed., 11/11 Field Tournament 12:30 p.m.
Mon., 11/13 Field Tournament
Division 1, 11-13 year olds
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wed., 11/8 Galati Marine vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Thurs., 11/9 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Mr. Bones
Tues., 11/14 Island Real Estate vs. Galati Marine
First team listed is home team.
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All games begin at 6 p.m.
Wed., 11/8 Uncle Dan's vs. Webb Landscaping
Thurs., 11/9 Is. Pest Control vs. Is. Animal Clinic
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First team listed is home team.
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JI PAGE 22 E NOVEMBER 9, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Oct. 27, Boarding. A 34-foot pleasure craft was
boarded near Jewfish Key. The boat's owner was is-
sued a warning for not having a pollution and garbage
placard on board.
Oct. 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 23-foot pleasure craft tak-
ing on water in Little Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel towed the vessel to a safe mooring.
Oct. 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person in the water near
Manasota Beach. Station Cortez launched a boat and
located the body. Sarasota County Sheriffs Depart-
ment officials identified the body as a missing swim-
Oct. 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot pleasure craft
aground near Siesta Key Bridge. A local salvage com-
pany refloated the vessel and towed it to the nearest
Open House 525 Loquat, Anna Maria
Sunday, Nov. 12 1 to 4 pm
Beautiful 5BR/4BA canal home. Screened porch
overlooks pool area. Seawalled canal with dock
and davits. Great view of Tampa Bay. $465,000.
Whether you are looking for an island property
or a Manatee County waterfront home, contact
the waterfront specialists, the exceptional people
at Michael Saunders & Company.
OtAU I IIrULLT UUPl I U VILLA I'iIur-
esque views of marina, Intracoastal, club-
house and pool. Private enclosed lanai. This
single villa has been lovingly maintained.
$133,500. Peggy Henger, 383-4638.
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY for vacation
home or first time buyer. Major renovations,
updating; roof, A/C, flooring, landscaping,
decking, paint. Directly across the street
from beach. Perfect for casual beach going
lifestyle. Great investment potential.
$189,000. John Zisman, 383-5252.
GREAT BEACH RETREAT Gorgeous
bayviews. Just 1/2 block to beach and bay.
Architect-designed for duplex or single fam-
ily. Turnkey furnished, light and bright.
$185,000. Don Lewis 746-3200 or Phyllis
Residential Sales/Rental Division: Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-6654
4400 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34209 (941)748-6300
6016 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34209 (941)792-2727
Oct. 31, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue 18-foot pleasure
craft which was on a voyage to the Manatee River.
Station Cortez issued a local marine broadcast request-
ing information on the boat and contacted local mari-
nas. The boat and its passengers returned safely home.
Nov. 1, Boarding. A 22-foot commercial vessel
was boarded near the Star Fish Co. in Cortez for dis-
charge of oil into the water. The case was turned over
to the Marine Safety Office in Tampa for investigation.
Nov. 2, Boarding. A 16-foot pleasure craft was
boarded near Marker 48 in Sarasota Bay and found to
have no violations.
Nov. 2, Boarding. A 24-foot pleasure craft was
boarded near Marker 50 in Sarasota Bay and found to
have no violations.
Nov. 2, Boarding. A 12-foot pleasure craft was
boarded near the 59th Street Boat Ramp. The boat's
owner was issued a warning for not having Type IV
flotation devices on board and not having a sound-pro-
ducing device on board.
Nov. 3, Boarding. A 21-foot pleasure craft was
boarded near Marker 64 in Sarasota Bay. The owner
was issued a warning for not having a valid registration
or fire extinguisher on board.
Nov. 3, Boarding. A 21-foot pleasure craft was
SA SALLY ANN
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Anna Maria Island ...
Ilty inc. Holncm Beach, FL
Winners in the Nov. 4 horseshoe games
were Don Burton of Cortez and John Johnson
of Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Jack
Gardner and George McKay, both of Anna
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive.
boarded near the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The owner
was cited for not having properly displayed registration
numbers, no Type IV personal flotation devices on
board and improperly displaying sidelights.
Nov. 3, Boarding. A 22-foot pleasure craft was
boarded near Marker 52 in Anna Maria Sound. The
vessel was stopped for operating without navigation
lights after sunset and was towed to the dock at Station
Cortez under the suspicion of intoxicated operation.
The operator was given field sobriety tests and deter-
mined to be impaired, but not beyond the legal limits.
The owner was cited for operation without navigation
lights and the vessel's voyage terminated due to the
SEach Office Independently Owned and Operated
6400 Fourth Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
Connie L. Carberry
Anna Maria Island
Motel Beautiful 6-unit motel w/heated pool & gor-
geous courtyard. One-half block to beach in nice
residential area. Priced to sell. $375,000. Call ...
Connie L. Carberry (813) 522-4122
B R 0YR S C 0LL TOLL FREE
FOUR UNITS, two buildings, concrete block, quality con-
struction. Each unit has one bedroom, one bath, turnkey
furnished. Only two blocks to beach, one block to Bay.
Good rental history. 100x100 ft. lot. Back lawn totally
fenced. $229,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800
DECORATOR SPLENDID describes this 3BR/3BA,
2,000 sq. ft. penthouse. Add ons include spectacular view
over Palma Sola Bay, large boat dock. Complex includes
heated pool, tennis court, billiard, ping pong, workout
rooms, clubhouse, security doors, convenient location. All
for $145,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026
RECENTLY BUILT DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each side.
Fully rented. Close to beach and Bayside Park. $149,900.
For more information call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800
TOWNHOUSE directly overlooking large pool. Boat
dock available. 2BR/1.5BA. Walk to Palma Sola
beaches and minutes to Gulf beaches. Mexican tile first
floor. $62,500. Stan Williams 795-4537
DIRECT GULF FRONT. Large turnkey furnished top
floor 3BR/2BA unit in the preferred section of Holmes
Beach. Enjoy outstanding Gulf views for just $189,000.
Call Ken Rickett 778-3026
When in ParadiseCALL778-48I00
meets Nov. 15
The board of directors of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly board meet-
ing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Chamber
office, 501 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. The meeting is
open to members and the general public.
For more information, call 778-1541.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Wedebroc te Company
creaj l Ssince 1949
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 9, 1995 0 PAGE 23 II
welcomes the following new members: Edward O.
Reid, attorney, Bradenton; Rescare Home Health Inc.,
Holmes Beach; Old Republic National Title Insurance
Co., Sarasota; and Preferred Properties International
Inc., Holmes Beach.
Also, Plum Pleasing Desserts, Palmetto; Advertis-
ing Concepts of South Florida Inc., Bradenton; The
Sailing Co., Holmes Beach; and Rebecca's Bistro,
Volunteer at Island
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
needs volunteers to help with fundraising, special
events and clerical duties. Office opportunities include
YOU CW BAT HS
S' Gulf Bay Realty
of Anna Maria Inc.
309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
GREAT FAMILY HOME or retire in luxury in
this NEW 3BR/2BA home. Over 3,500 sq. ft. un-
der roof, great room, cathedral ceilings and white
designer Euro-kitchen. Two car garages and 900
sq. ft. of finished storage. $223,000
answering phones, typing, filing, photocopying, mail-
ing and providing information about the community.
For more information, call 778-1541.
Fee business seminar at
Island Branch Library
A free educational seminar on matters pertinent to
running a small business will be held at the Island
Branch Library in Holmes Beach, on Wednesday, Nov.
15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The seminar will be conducted by Alan Lavoie, fi-
nancial and insurance consultant, and Paul Pavich, ac-
Topics to be discussed are: Recent tax changes, self-
employed deductions, securing retirement and more.
Sil l r ae -ne Irnoam
SUNBOW BAY ... 2BR/2BA beautifully deco-
rated, well maintained with a lush pool view and
nature. Heated pool, tennis, and walk to shopping
and beaches. #66992. $95,900. Call T. Dolly
Young, eves. at 778-5427.
BAY VIEW TERRACE ... 1BR/1BA in a great
Bay-front complex. Nicely decorated and turnkey
furnished. Convenient location to beach, shopping
and restaurants. #66942. $57,500. Call Carol S.
Heinze, eves. at 792-5721.
SOUTHERN PARKWAY ... freshly painted 2BR/
2BA family home with garage and new roof. In a
good location close to good school, bus stop,
shopping center and hospital. #64772. $77,900.
Call Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758.
Spectacular Gulf and Bay views
From this 2BR/
S' Martinique condo.
c tennis, secure
lobby and eleva-
Call T. Dolly Young, eves at 778-5427
2BR/2BA unit with ceiling fans,
storm shutters, and glass en-
closed lanai. Enjoy your own
view of the sparkling Gulf and
inviting white sandy beach.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
Fax: 941- 778-3035
PERICO BAY ... 3BR/3BA with many upgrades
and a garage. Pool, tennis and overlooking Palma
Sola Bay. #59052. $186,000.
KEY ROYALE ... beautiful 3BR/3BA canalfront
home. Large living-dining room with fireplace. Storm
shutters, fruit trees, pool and boat dock. #63811.
For all your real estate needs, stop by
and talk to a Wedebrock professional.
Whether selling, buying or renting -
We get results ...fast!
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
SUPERB LOCATION 3 blocks to beach! Great con-
dition! One of the Island's most spacious and beauti-
fully maintained duplexes. 2BR/2BA on each side. New
A/C, separate meters, new kitchen cabinets on owner's
side. Tastefully turnkey furnished on both sides. It's
ready for your island residence with an income also!
Please call Judy Duncan to see this special property.
778-1589. It's only $184,500!
PEEKS OF TAMPA BAY from this Island home with a
slight touch of country charm. Wood floors in main liv-
ing area, new paint inside and out, short walk to beach
and park. A/C and roof about three years old.
$165,500. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 after hours.
INVESTOR FRIENDLY 1 BR/1 BA condo in Holmes
Beach Gulf front complex. Excellent rental history, on
site property management, heated pool. Vacancy and
rental history available upon request. Priced at
$95,000 furnished turnkey. Please call Carol R.
Williams 778-1718 after hours.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS
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MOVING SALE. Sofa, loveseat, chair. Blue, 6 mo. new.
$425. Washer, dryer, w/warranty $275. Queen softside
waterbed $75. Sega, w/games $75. 778-7554.
SLEEPER SOFA, queen, beige tweed, immaculate
and handsome. 778-7473
8' STEPLADDER, extension ladder, garden tools, GE
microwave, wrought aluminum furniture for large lanai,
misc. other items. 778-3903
TWO 5-GALLON cans of water base Glidden outdoor
base. $60 ea. Call 778-5814
DOUBLE BED, new condition. 778-1663.
EXTRA LONG BUNKS $75, like new single $50, 4
drawer chest $25, lamps $5 ea. Call 778-0054
IN-LINE SKATES, Roller Derby BX5000. Men's size 7.
Over $230 new. Almost new wheels. Very fast. Asking
FUJI 21-SPEED BIKE, small frame. $100. 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
BEN AND IRENE'S gigantic yard sale. Clothing, books
and many household items. Fri & Sat 9 to 2. 302 Iris
St., Anna Maria.
SAT & SUN, NOV. 11 & 12.753 Jacaranda Dr., Anna
Maria. 17 ft Boston Whaler, Toyota Landrunner, bikes
and more. 748-8266
214 SYCAMORE AVE., Anna Maria. 8 to 1. Lots of
stuff; clothes, desk chair, dining table, books & kids
toys too. Four families.
DRESSER, TWIN headboards, chest, wicker TV
stands, dishes, misc. household items, girls bicycle,
lawn mowers, edgers, post hole digger hand tamp,
tools, misc. hardware. 504 67th St., Holmes Beach.
Sat., Nov. 11.
CARPORT SALE. 301 Church Ave., B.B., across from
Harvey Memorial Church. Sat. 8 to 4, Sun. 10 to 4. Cloth-
ing, poker table, wheel barrel, dishes, chairs, and misc.
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This cozy and inviting 3BR/2BA home is tucked
away on a perfectly fabulous beachfront lot, offering
privacy plus and spectacular views of Tampa Bay,
Egmont Key and the Sunshine Skywayl Amenities
include new, beige vinyl siding, brick fireplace,
expansive sundeck and 116 ft. of secluded, sandy
beach Priced at $499,000.
Associated after hours:
Barbara A. Sato..... 778-3509 Nancy Guilford .......778-2158
Monica Reid .......... 729-3333 Susan Kasten......... 921-4130
HOUSE/GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov 11, starting at 9.
Queens Gate, 1103 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE 621 Emerald Ln., Key Royale. Nov. 11,
9 to 3. Household, Christmas, tools and miscellaneous
GARAGE SALE Jewelry, clothes, kitchen, bed & bath.
Thu., Fri & Sat. 9:30 to 2:30. 222 Oak Ave., AMI.
HELP US BUILD A HOUSE. Parking lot sale. Nov 11,
8 to 1. Bring your treasure to our parking lot sale. Do-
nation of $25 for sale space benefits Habitat for Human-
ity, then all proceeds are yours. Call Claire at 778-2261
for info and space reservations.
CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE
Sat., Nov. 11, 8 to 4. Sun., Nov. 12, 10 to 4. Bradenton
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY yard sale. 6302 Manatee
Ave. W. Nov. 11, 8 to 3. Seeking cash donations or
merchandise for re-sale. All donations are tax deduct-
ible. Your donations can be picked up by calling
794,8200, ask for Ceil Cadden or Jeff Greenway. Spon-
sored by Coldwell Banker, Residential Real Estate.
VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE. Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers' Thieves' Markets. Jan. 13, Feb. 10 & Mar. 9.
8 to 3. Holmes Beach City Hall field. Rent a space $15.
Info and reservations 778-5777 or 778-5934.
PICNIC TABLES FOR SALE. Commercial high quality.
MOVING SALE 2105 Ave. B., Bradenton Beach. Back
apartment. Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun. 778-4169
HOLMES BEACH Sat., Nov 11, 9 to 4. Antiques, boat,
TV lamps, Epson action printer, lots of household misc.
224 85th Street, Holmes Beach.
BODYWORX FITNESS PROGRAM. Offering low im-
pact aerobics, step aerobics, muscle toning with
weights, relaxation & stretching exercises. Silver Com-
munity Center, 23rd & Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach. For
info call Geri Travis. 779-2129.
FREE INFORMATION Vitamins, minerals, herbs, anti-
oxidants, ammo acids and supplements. Discounted
prices. Quality assured. 100% guaranteed. 1-800-699-
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
WANTED TO RENT. One or two-car garage on Island
for car and tool storage. Leave message, will reply
1978 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD. Runs good, looks good.
Must sell, make offer. Asking $2,500. Call 792-1023.
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
ISLAND DRIFTER. 30 ft. pontoon boat with enclosed
rest room. Available for private and personalized char-
ters with Capt. Al Bentley. 778-4597.
AMERICAN LUBRICANTS CO. needs responsible per-
son in the Anna Maria area. Regardless of training, write
WR Read, Box 696, Dayton, OH. 45401.
NOW HIRING for season- Tip of the Island. 778-3909
SECRETARY for Real Estate office located on North
Longboat Key. Sales & rentals. Call Mary Ann 778-2261.
WANTED. MATURE Island baby-sitter in your home for
two year old boy. Call 778-7770.
Jr* ^ Estate And
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
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BEST BUYII1 1BR/1BA Duplex in North Holmes
Beach. Great rental potential. Just on short block
from miles of walking beach. Reduced to
$122,500. Call Pat Jackson, eves. 778-3301 or
Ken Jackson, eves. 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 G ulfDtv PO Box 717-AnnaMara. FL34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICEI THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
MAGNIFICENT GULF ESTATE 100 ft. of private beach!
Unique home design includes 3 guest bedrooms, Master
suite and 4.5 baths. French doors surround the spacious liv-
ing area and open onto a 42 ft. deck. New metal roof and
beautifully maintained. Lush tropical foliage. Offered at
$950,000 & owner financing. Call Marie Franklin.
R nE LIC nEAL ESTATE
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A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895 sq.ft.
under roof home including caged pool. Unique origami
roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.
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HELPA Don HOME.H ALTH CL
MAINTENANCE WORKER, City of Holmes Beach.
Starting salary $16,161. Benefits include: health &
dental, long-term disability and retirement program.
Custodian work involved, groundskeeper, semi-
skilled labor involving construction, repair and gen-
eral maintenance of grounds, also light equipment
operation. Valid Florida Driver's license required. The
City of Holmes Beach is a Drug Free workplace. Pre-
employment drug testing required. The City of
Holmes Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, reli-
gion, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital
status or veteran's status of any individual. Applica-
tions may be obtained at the Public Works building,
5901 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Applica-
tions will be accepted until November 26, 1995.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for permanent,
full-time cashier position. Apply at Crowder Bros. Hard-
ware, Holmes Beach.
Computer experience helpful. Challenging position with
real estate office, part time with flexible hours. Send
resume to Island Real Estate, 6106 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL. 34217.
BUCCANEER INN RESTAURANT. Season is coming!
Now accepting applications for all kitchen positions in-
cluding floor managers, line cooks, prep., dishwashers.
Also servers, cocktails and bussers. Apply in person.
595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key.
TIRED OF NOT WORKING? Want to make $s and
meet great people and have fun. Call me at 779-2079.
Ginny Dutton, Excel Telecommunications Rep. Inde-
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call Dorothy Stevenhagen, 795-0148 if you can give a
few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
GRAPHIC ARTIST full-time. Must be experienced
with Pagemaker, PhotoShop and advertising design.
Be creative and work flexible hours. Call 778-7978 or
fax resume to 778-9392. Work for Island's award-win-
ning newspaper The Islander Bystander.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
..- WAGNER REALTY 63
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
furnished units available
"Now through Season"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
Debbie Dial R I4K Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.
S. EAL I un-
CNA COMPANION Willing to cook, clean, run errands,
chauffeur, massage, monitor medication. Reliable,
quality care. References. Call Vicki 779-1099.
LADY WITH NURSING BACKGROUND seeking com-
panion/take charge position on Anna Maria. Can work
flexible hours. Overnight assignment considered. 924-
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports or prescription delivery. Flat rates. Sun-
shine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
HANDYMAN WILL take care of all those annoying
household repairs, painting etc. Dependable. Excellent
references. Free estimates. Call Mike 778-0504
HATE TO IRON? Good references since 1985. Pick up
and delivery on most orders. Also house cleaning. 778-
LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your screen re-
pairs, window cleaning, small paint jobs, lawn & yard.
Thorough & careful. References. Peter 778-8436.
'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential & com-
mercial cleaning. Homes, condos, rentals and busi-
nesses. Spruce up for the season. Licensed, bonded,
references. Beverly 778-1945.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE. All types
of residential cleaning. Free estimates. References on
and off the island. Call Rick. 778-2864. "Holiday
COMPUTER CREATIONS: Hardware and software
consulting, training, troubleshooting, backups, audits,
data entry, custom printing and other computer services
available. Call 778-9271 anytime.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
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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
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
PRO-CLEAN professional carpet & furniture cleaning.
See the difference with our powerful mobile cleaning
plant. Quick-dry system. Satisfaction gtd. 779-1422.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal 778-
1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM -VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
LANDSCAPING Lawn work, light hauling. Tree work,
no tree too big or small. Odd jobs of any kind. Call 778-
Nno os ^ 4 "w-s s A i M 4 4^ 0 4 V t weo.
2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
__ Phone (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
OL Call Toll free in the U.S. 1-800-211-2323
DESIRABLE DUPLEX. Elevated
'" 2BR/2BA each side with good rental
History. Only steps to the Gulf or Bay.
T Neat and clean. Priced at $124,900.
Call Ed Oliveira for details..
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB... 2/2 .......... GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... $189,500
OCEAN PARK TERRACE .......... 2/2 ............ SIDEVIEW........... CALL ED.... $169,000
GULF CABINS.......................... 2/2 .......... GULFFRONT........... CALL ED.... $179,900
OCEAN PARK TERRACE .......... 2/2. ROOF TOP PATIO........... CALL ED.... $219,000
ISLAND BEACH CLUB ............ 2/1 .......... GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... $124,500
ISLAND BEACH CLUB ........... 2/1 .......... GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... $129,900
ISLAND VILLAGE .................... 2/2 ........... SPACIOUS....... CALL DAVE.... $119,500
IMPERIAL HOUSE ...................21 ......... NICE & NEW ........... CALL ED...... $99,900
BRIDGEPORT .......................... 2/2 ............... Gulf view....... CALL DAVE...... $89,900
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 1/1 ...... LAGOON VIEW ........... CALL ED...... $78,900
BEACH PLAZA......................... 2/1 ........... GULFVIEW ....... CALL DAVE...... $73,500
2107 AVENUE A ...................... 3/2 ............. POOL........ CALL ED/DAVE.... $235,000
2400 AVENUE C .................................. FOURPLEX .............. CALL DAVE.... $299,500
2305-07 GULF DRIVE.......................... .... 5 UNITS............... CALL DAVE.... $359,000
230 SO. HARBOR.................CANALFRONT-BAYVIEWS ...... CALL DAVE.... $147,500
4507 & 4510 125TH ST ..................... BAYFRONT....... CALL SUZANNE.... $549,000
3709 40TH AVE W................... 3/2 ............ LAKEVIEW.... CALL JACKIE...... $87,900
2608 33RD AVE DR E................ 3/2 ..... ............ POOL........... CALL ED.... $119,000
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Dave Moynihan.... 778-7976 Ed Oliveira..... 778-1751 Suzanne Georgia .... 755-1576
Bill Alexander ...... 778-0609 Jackie Jerome. 792-3226
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
aldy S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE. INSURED,
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
1 77-134 AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
Temporary Health Care
Companion & Private Duty Nursing
HOME HOSPITAL NURSING HOME
Licensed 794-1086 Bonded
I I II
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
DECKS & MORE
ARP E Y CALL KIT WELSCH
Deffenbaugh Painting by Elaine
LOCKS & SECURITY
LOCKED OUT? Deffenbaugh
HOME AUTO "Professional Excellence"
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS -, & EXTERIOR
Installed Rekeyed Repaired je RESIDENTIAL
Bonded Licensed Insured &
Serving Anna Maria, Longboat COMMERCIAL
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
-EMERGENCY SERVICE- We repair popcorn ceilings.
RADIO DISPATCHED Serving the Islands Since 1969.
SPECIALTY KEYS Licensed and Insured
By Appointment 778-5594 778-5594 778-3468
li Y "SEW WHAT"
... of Anna Maria Island
Interior/Exterior Tailoring & Alterations
20 Years for Men & Women
Experience AND DELIVERY
SHusband/Wife Team AND DELIV
Free Estimates Bette Buckley
*524 70th St., Holmes Beach
778-2139 (941) 779-2281
We ocean ana wax everyming ror 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. By appointment, at
our convenience, home or office.
Mobile service number: 320-0110.
S A 9 U A S
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of
home repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experience.
Insured, island resident, references avail. Jim 779-2129.
INTERESTED IN SAVING up to 50% on your phone
bill? No gimmicks, no minimums. Call me at 779-2079.
Ginny Dutton, Excel Telecommunications Rep. Inde-
RENTAL SERVICE. Beds and baby needs for rent.
Mobile service. Free delivery and pick-up 7 days a
week. Beach rentals. 778-6438.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, design
service, quality, fair prices. Reg.# RR0066450. (941)
ISLAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Fall specials on
clean-up & hauling. No job to large or small. Tile, tex-
ture, paint, etc. Free estimates. Real estate and build-
ers welcome. Island resident. Call Sam. 778-2191.
ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available
from $300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DECEMBER ONLY! Fully furnished beach cottage.
1 BR/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.
GULF FRONT 1BR/1 BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sun deck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able Mar. & Apr. $1,700 mo. 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 tem-
porary re-location rates until 12/15/95. Haley's Motel,
8102 Gulf, Holmes Beach. 778-5405.
ANNUAL Unfurnished spacious 2BR/2BA. All appli-
ances, central AC, garage, deck, quiet area, steps to
beach. $750 mo. 6902 Holmes Blvd. Gulf-Bay Realty.
SEASON'S BEST BUY! Book while you can. Charming
1BR/1BA apartment with pool, steps to beach. $1,600/
mo or less before Jan. 1 Gulf -Bay Realty 778-7244.
SEASONAL EXQUISITE 3BR/3BA condo,. Designer
decor. Available now til Mar. 1. North Beach Village.
From $1800. mo. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2 & 3BR rentals. Unfurnished $625
& $850 mo plus utilities. No pets. Call Anna Maria Re-
alty, Inc. 778-2259.
SEASONAL RENTALS 1BR/1BA direct Gulf front units.
2 & 3BR homes on or near the Gulf. $1,000 $2500
mo. Call Carla Price, Smith Realtors. 778-0770.
SEASONAL West Bay Cove, Sun Plaza, Martinique and
River Oaks. Please call T. Dolly Young, Prudential
Florida Realty, 778-0766.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/1.5BA totally
refurbished 1/2 duplex. French doors lead to large,
beautifully landscaped and maintained fenced-in back-
yard. $750 mo. 1st, last & security. Small pet allowed.
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 or write PO. Box
246, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
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 occu-
FOR RENT. ANNUAL one bedroom, fully furnished
apartment, cable T.V., chair lift. Near city pier, Anna
Maria city. For rates and to view, call only 4:30 to 6:30
pm. daily. No Sunday calls please. 778-4543.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Bradenton Beach studio apartment.
Walk to beach. $425. mo. includes utilities and cable.
1st, last, security. Call (813) 935-2968.
SUNBOW BAY Yearly unfurnished. 2BR/2BA apart-
ment w/lovely views. Pool, tennis, elevator, covered
parking. Non-smokers. $775 mo. Call Dave Moynihan,
Realtor. 778-2246 or 778-7976.
2BR/1BA CONDO on canal. Bayview, fully furnished.
Available months of Dec. and Apr. No smoking, no pets.
BRING YOUR BOAT! Jan., Feb., Mar. Nice 3BR bun-
galow, screened porch, nice view. On canal, dock,
across from bay. Great neighborhood. $1,000. mo. plus
electric, cable. (813) 985-1965 or (813) 985-1745.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR. Central HJA, furnished very
nice. Near beach, shopping. 49th and 2nd Ave. (813)
985-5140. or write 517 Cliff Dr., Tampa. 33617.
SEASONAL WATERFRONT. 1 & 2 bedroom apart-
ments in Anna Maria City. 604 No. Shore Dr., fully fur-
nished, cable T.V., boat dock. One block to beach.
Weekly or monthly. (813) 778-2202.
ANNA MARIA CITY 2 bedroom furnished apt. available
Dec. 1for 4 to 6 mo. $650. mo. plus utilities. Near post
office. 779-1090 eves.
2BR/1BA HOME across from beach, furnished com-
pletely, water, cable, garbage pick-up included. Avail-
able weekly for Dec. only. $400. No pets. Security. Call
collect 219-772-3904 evenings after 7:00, 778-9154.
SIMPLY CHARMING. North end beach cottage, newly
renovated, designer furnished. 3BR/2.5BA ground
level. Steps from prime beach. Drive by 806 Jacaranda.
TURNKEY FURNISHED 1 bedroom furnished condo,
bayfront pool. Gulf and bayviews, near shopping and
restaurants, laundry. Available now. 778-6724.
REMODELED GROUND home. 3BR/1BA across
street from beach. Turnkey ready. Includes washer,
dryer, utilities. Seasonal Dec. thru Mar. $1,600 mo.
STUDIO APARTMENT across street from beach. Turn-
key ready. Includes washer, dryer, utilities. Seasonal
Dec. thru Mar. $750 mo. (941) 859-2857
HOLMES BEACH. Renovated modem, spacious house
for rent seasonal. 3BR/2BA furnished plus two
screened lanais. Private pool with total privacy fence,
fireplace, tile floors etc. Must see. Call 792-1554 eves.
SEASONAL. BE THE FIRST one to rent this newly
renovated 2BR/2BA house directly on beach. Great
amenities. (941) 778-2940 or 778-2357.
NEAR GULF. 2BR/2.5 BA home in H.B. Dishwasher,
disposal, washer, dryer, enclosed garage. Avail. Nov,
Dec, Jan and Apr. (941)792-8340.
1BR APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. Nice, one block
from Gulf. $400 mo annually + dep + util. 778-4084,
778-6541 or pager 569-1591.
ANNA MARIA Gulf/Bay views. 1BR, patio, pool, w/d,
furnished. Seasonal or annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-
SEASONAL. 2BR/1BA bayview. $1,450 mo. 2BR/2BA
3 min. to beach. $950 mo. Both turnkey. (800) 977-0803
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE Condo. 2BR/1BA, great
view of intracoastal waterway, pool, covered parking,
cable TV. Close to beach. Annual $750 mo. 794-1181
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
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SEASONAL ANNA MARIA Bayfront. Great view, ground
level home, turnkey, 2BR/2BA, dishwasher, disposal,
washer, dryer, garage. $2,000 mo (941) 778-2825.
ANNA MARIA Completely furnished duplex apts. 2BR/
2BA. 4 month min. 218 Palmetto. $1,100 mo. Call
BRADENTON BEACH across street from public beach.
Furnished 2BR/1BA. Available now. Seasonal $1,250.
mo. plus electric. 778-5458 or 798-9099.
2BR, MODERN, SPACIOUS, home. Steps from prime
beach on last northem street of Holmes Beach. Beau-
tiful yard, double garage, washer, dryer, turnkey con-
dition. Seasonal or annual. (813) 985-6765.
NICE 2BR/1BA Anna Maria city. Small yard, walk to
Gulf. Good location. Annual. No pets. 778-3628.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
GULFFRONT Almost 1 acre on white sand beach of
Anna Maria. Possible split: Home + lot; vacant lot: and
2/3 acre w/house 100' beach front. Call T. Dolly Young
after hours. 778-5427.
GREAT GULFVIEW Watch the sunset from 12x30
porch. 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria, cathedral ceil-
ings, great room, ceiling fans, wall-to-wall carpet
throughout, new 3-ton A/C, new roof, downstairs den
and office, enclosed 2-car garage. 108 Pine Avenue.
By owner, 813-949-0104 or 813-229-2850.
ONE OF A KIND on Anna Maria Island. Large lovely
home with extraordinary landscape. Gardenias, birds
of paradise, ginger, citrus, oleanders, succulents ...
need we say more? Oh yeah, bay view. $148,000.
REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED! Runaway Bay,
2BR/2BA furnished, 2nd floor unit now only $99,999.
Call Marilyn Trevethan. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
LARGE DUPLEX 3BR/2BA split, each side. 2 blocks to
beach. Renovated 94-95. Carpet, tile, A/C and newer
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.
KEY ROYALE deep water canal. 3BR/2BA lanai, 2
car garage. Completely renovated 1993. 614 Emer-
ald Lane. 778-0017. Open Sundays 2 to 5 pm.
LBK 2BR/2BA Villa. Upgrades, appliances, pool, boat
dock, beach access. Terrific view. Asking $133,500
? CONDO SHOPPING ? My knowledge, research, and
years of experience can save you time, energy, money,
and last minute surprises. To find the Condo that fits
your lifestyle, call Yvonne Higgins, RE/MAX
Gulfstream. 1 800 318-5727 or 778-7777.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1BR/
1BA each unit, close to shopping center $119,000.
404 71St., 2BR/1BA each unit, large front unit -
$159,000.* 203 76 St, 2BR/2BA & 1BR/1BA, close to
Gulf $169,000. Call for appointment, 778-3757.
114 Park Ave., Anna Maria. Desirable location! Just
steps to beach on well maintained, quiet street. Reno-
vated 2BR/2BA w/spacious rooms, Berber carpet and
ceramic tile. Fantastic rental history. Spotless and
ready to move in. Turnkey. $239,000. (941) 778-0311.
Open Sunday 1 to 4.
OPEN HOUSE Sun., Nov 11, 1 to 4 pm
306 56th St., Holmes Beach. Totally renovated 3BR/
2BA split plan, large new family room w/fireplace, Mexi-
can tile, new master suite. Almost 1,900 sq. ft. air cond.
space. Must see inside to appreciate. 778-6700.
BEAUTIFUL SANDY POINTE Condo. 2BR/1BA,
great view of Intracoastal waterway, pool, covered
parking, cable TV. Close to beach and shopping.
PALMA SOLA, access to bay. 3BR/2BA, fireplace,
caged pool, central heat & air, sprinkler system, ceil-
ing fans and more. 794-3161 $147,500.
OPEN HOUSE 213 65th St, Holmes Beach, Sunday,
Nov. 12, 1 to 4. Beautiful turnkey furnished duplex.
Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfstream. 778-7777
CLEARED GULFRONT PROPERTY. 200 x 110 ft.
WHY RENT when you could buy in Westbay Cove!
Premier Island location. Lush landscaping, heated
pool, tennis. Close to church, shopping, and beaches.
From $79,900. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden, Neal & Neal
Realtors. 778-2261, eves. 778-2692 or toll free (800)
422-6325. Open House Sunday 1 to 4 or anytime by
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limi-
tation or discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or in-
tention to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, preg-
nant women and people securing custody of children
under 18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any
advertising for real estate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal
opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing im-
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62 Some martinis
64 Film character
with the voice of
68 Kind of hand, in
72 "Hannah and
Her Sisters" star
82 Early summers
85 Hua's successor
87 Convex molding
90 Site for a seat of
92 Curtailed cone,
98 Taken care of
102 Red Sea republic
106 "Adam's Rib"
111 Louis XIV
116 Pavarotti encore
118 Jean Renoir film
119 Some night life
121 l.ycra cousin
1 Successor to the
2 "It's --win
3 -- Tin Tin
4 Shade of purple
6 Roy Rogers a k a
7 Boo follower
money, in slang
11 Had something
12 Finalize, with
14 More outdoorsy,
16 Longtime record
17 When repeated,
18 Years, in Thiers
20 Lbs. and qts.,
23 1980 Dom
27 Check for
28 Traveler's stop
29 Give in
30 Old Ted Lewis
31 Game in the
33 Descartes axiom
34 Walks oddly
36 Registers, as a
38 Get, pricewise
39 Verges on
Line" rock grp.
48 Newsy's special
50 Club: Abbr.
53 Early woodwind
54 Almost catch, as
55 "Time the
60 Forrest's folks
61 Ron Howard TV
63 Honor, in a way
65 Suffix with
67 City in northern
69 1991 Disney
70 Acts pushy
73 Saucy name?
75 Carry-on item
86 70's teaching
88 With an empty
92 Cows and sows
93 Opposite of send
94 Pool shot
97 Punishing rod:
98 Hatfield or
100 On theA-list
103 Meteors' paths
106 "The Ballad of
108 Part of ASCAP:
109 1860's abbr.
112 "- will be
113 N.F.L.'s Blount
114 "Sail-- Ship
115 Author Fleming
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