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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE FEBRUARY 22, 1996


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Hearing officer kills DOT replacement bridge plan


By Paul Roat
In a decision that could have widespread impacts
throughout Florida, a hearing officer has rejected the
proposal by a state agency to build a high, fixed-span
bridge to Anna Maria Island.
Florida Division of Administrative Hearings of-
ficer Robert Meale, in a Feb. 16 document, said, "... a
fixed-span, high-level bridge would likely destroy
acres of seagrass, jeopardize water quality, endanger
the already-endangered manatee, adversely affect the
estuarine resources of Sarasota Pass, and detract from
the Island ambience.
"It is recommended that the Florida Department of


Holmes Beach

complex may

be scaled

back
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Responding to criticism from unhappy residents,
the Holmes Beach City Council may cut down on the
plans and price tag for its proposed city complex.
At last week's special work session, council in-
structed architect H. Patterson Fletcher to talk to city
department heads and ascertain their minimum space
needs for a new building. The council will then attempt
to reach a compromise.
The current plans call for a 12,000-square-foot city
hall to house all three city departments and a large
council chamber. The police department's section will
be two stories, with the public area on the second floor.
The remainder of the building will be one-story.
The construction cost is estimated at $1.2 million, and
funding will come from the city's portion of the one-cent
school tax, which must be used for infrastructure. The $1.2
million cost does not include improvements such as fur-
niture, carpeting or window treatments.
In comparison, remodeling for compliance with the
Americans With Disabilities Act, including new roofs
and water proofing the buildings, was estimated at
$267,000.

History, funding for project
Before taking public comment, Council Chairman
Luke Courtney explained that council has talked about
replacing or remodeling city buildings since 1990 when
PLEASE SEE COMPLEX, NEXT PAGE


More bridge news, page 4

Environmental Protection enter a final order denying
the Florida Department of Transportation's application
for a dredge-and-fill permit to construct a fixed-span,
high-level bridge at Manatee Avenue at Sarasota Pass
and demolish the Anna Maria Island Bridge."
DOThas scores of other high, fixed-span bridge plans
in the works statewide, including the Ringling Bridge re-
placement in Sarasota. Although Meale's findings are not
necessarily transferable to other locales, some of his
strongly worded comments may offer hope to other citi-


zen groups opposing oppressive "megabridges."
"It's a great day for the citizens of Anna Maria Island,
and it's a victory their hard work and efforts earned for
them," said Save Anna Maria attorney David Levin. SAM
and Holmes Beach resident Robert VanWagoner led the
fight against the replacement bridge.
"This just proves that citizens can band together to
fight 'city hall,'" SAM's Bunny Garst said. She re-
ceived word of the decision against the DOT Monday
- her birthday. "This is the best birthday present I
could possibly ask for."
DOT and DEP officials were reviewing Meale's
recommended orders. An appeal is possible.


Snapper
snapped up
in Gulf
Tom Surma of Cortez
reeled in some great red
snapper on the commer-
cial long-line boat
Blended In and made it in
to dock just in time to join
the estimated 17,000
people at the 14th Annual
Cortez Commercial
Fishing Festival last
weekend. For more
pictures of the festival,
see inside. Islander Photo
Courtesy: James
"Wyre Lee


Holmes Beach election forum

Thursday, Feb. 22


Candidates for mayor and city council for the
city of Holmes Beach will answer questions from
their constituents on Thursday, Feb. 22, at a candi-
dates forum sponsored by The Islander Bystander.
The political forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. at
Crabby Bill's Restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Doors open at 6 p.m. for an oppor-
tunity for concerned citizens to submit written
questions and meet candidates.
Running for mayor in the March 12 election are
incumbent Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and chal-


lengers Mike Heistand and Bob Van Wagoner.
Running for council are incumbents Pat
Geyer and Carol Whitmore and political new-
comers Sue Normand and Ron Robinson.
Candidates will offer introductions to the au-
dience followed by questions submitted by audi-
ence members in writing on forms provided at the
forum. The forum will be moderated by Islander
Bystander Publisher Bonner Presswood.
For more information regarding the forum,
call The Islander Bystander at 778-7978.


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Those Were the Days ................... .... 7
School & basketball ....................... 12
Chapel Players........................................ 13
ISLAND MAP ................................................ 18
S tir-it-up ........................................................ 2 1
S treetlife ........................................................ 24
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 26
Business........................................................ 28
Real estate .................................................... 30
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Red tide returns, though without dead fish


Patches of red tide have been blowing ashore on
beaches in Manatee and Sarasota Counties during the
past week.
The red tide counts are not high enough to cause
fish kills, scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in
Sarasota say, but the tiny marine organisms caused
beachgoers in Holmes Beach to complain of coughing,
runny noses and itchy eyes.
Red tide is not life-threatening, but is irritating and
can affect people prone to respiratory problems. The
best advice: stay indoors if a red tide bloom causes you
problems.
Red tide is caused by blooms of tiny marine organ-
isms called dinoflagellates. The microscopic plants
produce powerful toxins that may kill fish, contaminate
shellfish and cause respiratory irritation to humans.
Shellfish harvesting has been halted in area waters
because of the recent red tide outbreak. Oysters and
other shellfish, as filter-feeders, can accumulate the
organisms in their bodies and may cause people who
eat them to become ill.
The blooms typically begin in the Gulf of Mexico
40-80 miles offshore and move slowly southeast to-
ward shore. As the bloom approaches the shore, dead
fish begin to wash ashore. There is also the character-
istic burning sensation of the eyes and nose and a dry,
choking cough.
Although coastal pollution has increased red tide


blooms in other areas, Florida's red tides are a natural
process not caused by pollution. As irritating as red tide
is, the blooms serve a purpose in the ecology of the
coastal areas. The red tide organism plays an important
role in the conversion of solar energy to chemical en-
ergy, or photosynthesis.


Although there are no
significant dead fish kills
associated with the latest
mild red tide outbreak,
county workers were
called in last summer to
haul off tons and tons of
dead fish off the Island's
beaches. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


Red tide blooms have been documented in the Gulf
since the mid-1800s. A particularly bad bloom oc-
curred in 1947.
Unusually high levels of red tide have been present
for more than a year. Last summer, tons of dead fish
washed ashore on the beaches.


Scaled-back scheme offered for Holmes Beach complex


COMPLEX, FROM PAGE 1

the ADA was passed. The ADA gives equal rights and
opportunities to persons who are handicapped, he said.
"There are a lot of requirements by the federal
government for ADA compliance," he explained. "An
individual could file suit against the city because we're
not in ADA compliance."
A previous council developed plans for a new city
complex in 1993. However, those plans with a price tag
of $800,000 were rejected by council. In 1995 the cur-
rent council agreed the issue must be dealt with before
the city might be threatened with a lawsuit.
The council advertised for an architect, heard pro-
posals by applicants, rated the applicants and selected
Fletcher for the job. Fletcher talked to city department
heads to learn their present and future needs and pre-
sented three options fixing up the present buildings
for ADA compliance, fixing up and expanding present
buildings and building a new city complex.
Funding for the project is to come from a portion of
the city's share of the one-cent school tax passed by ref-
erendum in 1994, Courtney said. The school board re-
quested the tax to raise $100 million for new buildings. All
of the tax money must be used for infrastructure.
"According to state statute, when a sales tax is pro-
posed the municipalities have the option of keeping a
portion of the tax," Courtney explained. "When the
idea was proposed, there wasn't a move for the cities
to keep a share of the money. However, the City of
Bradenton insisted on keeping its share, and other
municipalities followed suit."
Council voted to proceed with the plans for a new
city complex, with Councilwomen Carol Whitmore
and Billie Martini opposed, and instructed Fletcher to
draw up preliminary plans. After hearing complaints
from numerous residents, council agreed to hold the
public work session.

Residents sound off
on new building
First council was asked why the city is quadrupling
its space and how much it will cost to maintain the new
building.
Fletcher said the plans were based on the functions
of the departments, as well as consideration for future
needs. He said the cost of operation would be about the
same as for present buildings, because the new com-
plex will be more efficient.
"The plans are study plans," he noted. "They are
not set in concrete. We are now in the preliminary de-
sign stage."
"We need to have the department heads defend
their positions about the space they need," noted
resident Don Schroder. "You can't just tear some-
thing down without knowing the background. It's ri-


The ballot
Wording of the 1994
referendum question on
school sales tax follows:
Shall Manatee County levy a county-wide
one-cent sales surtax for five years? Revenues
statutorily available to the county shall be used for
new schools and renovating existing schools. All
remaining revenues shall be distributed to the cit-
ies to fund capital improvements including water,
wastewater, stormwater and drainage systems,
parking facilities and community and government
buildings and the acquisition of emergency and
maintenance vehicles as provided in Ordinance
94-01.
The referendum was approved by the voters.


diculous that we're talking about things we have no
knowledge of."
Resident Susan Timmons spoke on behalf of the
Anna Maria Elementary School's parents' organiza-
tion.
"We're concerned with the way the school tax
money is to be used," she said. "It is important to re-
member the good faith the voters showed when they
okayed this extra tax. They didn't vote for the city's
infrastructure, they voted for the schools."
She said the money should be spent on improving
the lives of the city's children, because the school's
building project was removed from the school board's
original plans. She asked council to "think of a creative
way to funnel the money back to the elementary
school."
"The school board told us they needed $100 mil-
lion for building schools," Courtney replied. "The
money we're getting is not touching that $100 million.
I think you've got some logical complaints, but you
need to address the school board. "
Residents Bob Jorgensen and Louie Strickland
agreed with Courtney that complainants should be
"marching to the school board."
The council should be frugal and downsize the
building, several audience members insisted.
"This (drawing) looks like Longboat Key to me.
I'd like to have a quaint city hall with a lot of windows,
and I think it has to be representative of a community
of 5,000 people," Bob VanWagoner said.
He also advocated using some portion of the
money on youth projects.
Schroder noted that reducing the building's size
will not reduce the cost much because "it's all the other
things the wiring, the fixtures, the air conditioning
- that are the major costs."


Resident Mike Patterson asked about the city's
plans for youth sports facilities.
There are grant funds to replace the basketball
court and create a soccer field, and the county is to
maintain the tennis courts and upgrade the baseball
field, said Mayor Rich Bohnenberger.
Those plans can't be implemented until council
determines the configuration of the new building and
field.
"Why can't we get it going? asked resident Rose-
mary Patterson. "Why do we have to keep waiting?"
Fletcher said a metal building must be demolished
and other work must be done before the baseball field
can be completed.
Bohnenberger said he would try to expedite the
construction of the baseball field and basketball court.

Coming to a consensus
When asked for a consensus, Martini and
Whitmore said they feel the size of the building should
be reduced.
Courtney and Councilpersons Don Maloney and
Pat Geyer said they would like Fletcher to proceed with
his plans so they have something to work with and they
can reduce space if they feel it is necessary.
"I thought you were open to turning the price back
now," resident Shawn Murphy said. "I think we should
come up with some alternative to spending $1.2 mil-
lion. Can we have some meetings, come up with a bud-
get and bring it down to $700,000?"
"We can cut it down when the preliminary design
is done," Courtney replied. "The $1.2 million was the
worst case scenario."
"Why can't we do it now?" Murphy insisted. "Say
$700,000 now. I get the feeling you're running towards
this worst case of $1.2 million."
"I'm not convinced we can get what we want for
$700,000," Courtney said.
Murphy asked Fletcher if the drawings will be
based on $1.2 million. Fletcher said they will be based
on the city's needs.
"I want to see the plan and hold it in my hand then
ask the employees why they need the space they re-
quested," Maloney noted.
With tongue in cheek, Maloney asked Murphy,
owner of the Beach Bistro, "The next time I go to the
Beach Bistro and order that fish soup that I love, I'm
going to ask you, 'If you take the clams out, how much
is it?'"
Schroder suggested that Fletcher approach the
city's department heads and learn their minimum needs
in order to have a comparison.
Council agreed. Courtney said a special work ses-
sion will be called when Fletcher is ready to present
those findings. Fletcher said it would take about three
to four weeks.


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Special meeting Wednesday to air employee grievances


A special meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb.
21, to air concerns of Bradenton Beach city employees.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.
At issue is the Feb. 9 resignation of Building Of-
ficial Whitey Moran. Moran rescinded his resignation
the next day at the urging of Councilman Dick Suhre
with the promise of a public meeting to address what
Moran called "continued rumors, insinuations and lack
of support being directed to me personally."
Other employees have privately said they are fearful
for their jobs, pointing to Mayor Leroy Arnold's research
into the process of firing city department heads.
The meeting promises to be fiery.
Arnold refused to hold the special meeting, requir-
ing at least three council members to agree to it.


Suhre, Vice Mayor Connie Drescher and Councilman
Gail Cole appeared to agree to have the meeting last week.
However, with only the three in attendance at the council
meeting, a split developed on whether City Attorney Alan
Prather should be at the special meeting.
Cole advocated Prather's presence to protect the
council from possible litigation. Suhre and Drescher
feared Prather's presence might inhibit employees.
The decision to hold the meeting, without Prather,
was approved by a 2-1 vote with Cole voting nay.
However, Prather may be present anyway if Arnold
requests his attendance.
Residents applauded the public airing of employee
grievances.
"I think what you're doing is marvelous," resident


Who is this bridge tender?.
Anyone who travels onto or off the Island via the Anna Maria Island Bridge on any weather-permitting day
year-round has seen this gentleman seemingly holding up the bridge on the north side. Who is this guy? He's
Pennsylvania native Alfred Nittle. What's he always doing out there? "Seldom seen these days," Nittle
responds with a grin, "but I'm looking for mullet." Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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John Sandberg said. "You're clearing the air, but I be-
lieve the mayor is a principal in this and perhaps he
should not chair the meeting. It puts him in an awkward
position. To protect the mayor's rights, the council may
want to have someone else run the meeting."
Sandberg's suggestion was not acted upon by the
council.


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Anna Maria City
2/26, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
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Summary of the rejection of the megabridge


By Paul Roat
Robert Meale didn't mince any words when he is-
sued his recommended orders rejecting the Florida
Department of Transportation plans to build a replace-
ment bridge at Manatee Avenue between the mainland
and Holmes Beach.
The hearing officer with the Florida Division of
Administrative Hearings
sifted through 114 exhibits
and 29 witnesses to issue
orders on the first phase of
the hearings, conducted in
nine days last December.
Phase one dealt with
environmental impacts on
mangroves, seagrasses and
water quality if a dredge-
Robert Meale and-fill permit were issued
by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection to build the bridge.
Recommended orders for the second phase of the
proceedings, dealing with public notification and hear-
ings prior to the planned construction of the bridge, are
expected next month.
Excerpts from Meale's 67-page recommended or-
ders on the environmental aspects of the bridge are
below.

Bridge, seagrass effect
Seagrass is a key component of the Sarasota Pass
estuary. Seagrass is vital to water quality and provides
essential habitat and food for wildlife. Seagrass also
aids water quality by filtering suspended material from
the water column and stabilizing the bottom.
Seagrass is not hardy and is especially sensitive to
changes in the amount of light it receives. Seagrass can
be killed by reductions in water transparency. Another
source of seagrass mortality is the introduction of toxic
substances found in stormwater runoff, agricultural
drainage, boat emissions or construction activities.
Seagrass now thrives upon the bottom that would
be under at least 1,600 feet of the proposed bridge.
DOT provided no data or analysis regarding how much
shading of this two acres of seagrass would be caused
by the proposed bridge.

Seagrass mitigation
DEP generally considers mitigation, or replace-
ment, of lost natural resources only after the project has
been minimized to the greatest extent possible. This
policy avoids excessive reliance on mitigation.
DOT has not minimized the proposed project.
Minimization is the no-build alternative.
Seagrass mitigation offered by DOT is deficient in
three respects. First, the area where the seagrasses would
be transplanted is too small .19 acres as compared to
the likely permanent loss of 2.5 acres and temporary loss
of 2.0 acres due to construction work platforms.
Second, the success of the proposed seagrass trans-
plantation is speculative at best. Seagrass transplantation
is complicated and remains experimental. Lacking com-
prehensive bathymetric and water-quality data, DOT can-
not provide reasonable assurance that any of the mitiga-
tion proposals would work. To the contrary, the primary
seagrass mitigation plan, which is the only one sufficiently
detailed to evaluate, is more likely than not to fail.
The third deficiency in the seagrass mitigation plan
is its contingent nature. The importance of alternative
and contingent seagrass mitigation plans is underscored
by the likelihood of the failure of the main transplant
receiving site and the unlikelihood that seagrass will
recolonize under the existing or proposed bridge. But
the alternative and contingent mitigation plans create
only the illusion of assurance. They are worthless be-
cause they lack success criteria, detailed guidelines for
identifying donor and receiving areas and practicality.
The mitigation in this permit is a reasonable assur-
ance only of the continuation of the trend of the last
half-century during which Florida has lost one-third of
its nearshore seagrass meadows.

Manatee endangerment
Seagrass in the immediate area of the Anna Maria
Island Bridge is frequented and consumed by manatee.
Between 1985 and 1991 there were 432 adult manatee
. tings and 44 manatee calf sighting in the vicinity
ot 'alidge.
i'taue use Sarasota Pass to travel between


Bridge plan

proposed by DOT
The DOT originally proposed a pair of two-
lane bridges, but later dumped the idea of the sec-
ond bridge. The current plan calls for one two-
lane bridge with safety lanes and a sidewalk.
The bridge would be 3,372 feet long 243
feet longer than the current structure built 20
feet south of the current structure.
It would be about 54 feet wide and consist of
two 12-foot-wide "travel" lanes, two 10-foot-
wide emergency lanes and a six-foot-wide side-
walk on one side. The present bridge is 37 feet
wide.
The structure would have a center clearance
of 65 feet at the Intracoastal Waterway. The road-
way would be about 74 feet high at its peak and
have a four percent incline. The current bridge
has a roadbed about 25 feet above the water.
DOT officials said 24 "piers" would support
the bridge.
To build the bridge, a work platform would
be constructed south of the southern edge of the
new bridge. The central span of the bridge cross-
ing the Intracoastal Waterway would be con-
structed from barges.
Total construction and demolition time is
estimated to last two years, and the cost of the
new bridge is estimated at about $13 million.


Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay. The fill added in 1957
when the current bridge was built already constrains
their passageway under the bridge by artificially nar-
rowing the pass by about
one third.
The risk of manatee
extinction heightens when
the low reproductive rate
and mortality attributable to
collisions with boats and
barges are combined with
the probable loss of
seagrass, which provide
Bunny Garst both food and habitat for the
manatee, and a two-year
narrowing of an already narrowed, heavily used mana-
tee passageway.

Mangrove impacts, mitigation
Intertidal and upland wetland displacement from the
proposed bridge totals .37 acres. The displaced upland and
intertidal wetlands comprise about as much Brazilian pep-
per as they do mangroves. Compared to seagrass, man-
groves lend themselves to successful mitigation efforts.
Except for the failure to minimize the impacts by propos-
ing the no-build alternative, DOT has successfully miti-
gated the minor disruptions of mangroves.

Water quality impacts
The record contains little evidence of water qual-
ity at the bridge except what may be inferred from the
Outstanding Florida Waters and Class II water quality
designations. The water at this location is in the upper
25 percent of water-quality for Sarasota Bay.
DOT has supplied DEP no water quality data in
advance of the issuance of the permit except for minor
data. This means that DEP has issued the permit with-
out any values for such critical water-quality param-
eters as biological integrity, lead, cadmium, zinc, cop-
per, oil and grease or turbidity (water cloudiness).
DEP cannot determine, in advance of issuing the per-
mit, if the proposed project would degrade water quality.
Crucial readings would be available only for enforcement.
DOT cannot provide reasonable assurance that the
proposed project would not degrade ambient water
quality in the area of the bridge. To the contrary, the
proposed project would likely degrade water quality.

The Island ambience
A large majority of the people of Anna Maria Is-
land do not want the proposed bridge. Most if not all
residents opposing the bridge focus on the height of the
proposed bridge. DOT offered the testimony of Dr.
Bob Sheets, formerly director of the National Hurri-


cane Center, who explained why the higher bridge did
not pose a significantly greater risk to bridge users than
the lower bridge.
Perceived dangers of high winds on a high-level
bridge could pose a problem for a short while in terms
of evacuation. DOT has thus provided reasonable as-
surance that the height of
the proposed bridge would
not pose a threat to public
safety through early bridge
closures or mishaps to users
of the bridge due to high
winds.
But residents' concerns
about the height of the pro-
posed bridge extend beyond
wind-safety issues. Some
residents oppose the bridge Robert VanWagoner
because they believe that it is
unsuitable for their small Island community. Except for
one condominium permitted under prior law, nothing
manmade on the Island stands over 38 feet high.
Bridge opponents prefer their timeworn draw-
bridge that allows motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians
to view the water just a few feet below them as they
approach or leave the island.

Functionally obsolete?
The DOT has said the no-build alternative is not
feasible considering the structural deficiency of the
bridge, the absence of shoulders (functional obsoles-
cence) and projected traffic increases.
The Anna Maria Island Bridge is not structurally de-
ficient Although it could use some repairs, it is not unsafe.
DOT's assertion of functional obsolescence en-
compasses a number of public safety arguments, most
based on the failure of the existing bridge to conform
to published design standards.
Those arguments are undermined by the fact that the
Anna Maria Island Bridge has proved to be safe during 40
years' operation. DOT primarily claims that the bridge is
functionally obsolete in part due to the absence of shoul-
ders or breakdown lanes on the bridge. The shouldered
approach to the bridge has experienced 50 percent more
collisions than the unshouldered bridge.
Undoubtedly, modern design standards favor a
shouldered bridge, but not at any cost. In fact, design
standards calling for a shouldered bridge are condi-
tioned on various factors, including environmental,
economic, social and aesthetic concerns.
One design standard entered into evidence states,
in part, that reconstruction project minimum values
may be used "where individually justified due to criti-
cal social, economic and environmental impacts and/
or excessive right-of-way costs or when existing road-
side obstacles are not considered hazardous as evi-
denced by field review and by accident history or ac-
cident potential."
DOT has not proved that the applicable design
standards mandate the widening of the existing bridge
to add shoulders.
DOT proposes to construct a new bridge to replace
an existing bridge with a good safety record, largely to
add shoulders to the bridge roadway. However, the pro-
posed project has extensive environmental impacts to
the seagrass, on which the health of the Outstanding
Florida Waters and estuarine system of Sarasota Pass
depends. The area is heavily used by the endangered
manatee. And the proposed bridge is widely rejected as
unsuitable by the Island community that it would
largely serve.
If highway safety were a real issue, DOT could
always reduce the speed limit on the Anna Maria Island
Bridge.
Another aspect to DOT's argument that the Anna
Maria Island Bridge is functionally obsolete is that it does
not meet current load, or vehicle weight, standards for
bridges. If DOT were concerned about the load capacity
of the bridge, it would have imposed weight limits.
DOT also argues the bridge is functionally obso-
lete because it does not meet current ship impact stan-
dards. The evidence failed to establish the bridge's
ability to resist ship impacts.
DOT argues that cost efficiency demands the re-
moval of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. Cost compari-
sons between the proposed project and no-build alter-

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THE ISLANDER


Summary (
The following are, in part, the "ultimate find-
ings" on the proposed high, fixed-span bridge.

No reasonable assurance of no
water quality violations
DOT has provided no reasonable assurance that
the proposed project would not reduce water quality.
DOT and DEP lack data as to background values of
important measures of water quality.

No reasonable assurance that
proposed bridge is in public
interest
DOT has failed to prove its policy treating "wel-
fare" as included in "health" and "safety."
DOT has failed to provide reasonable assurance
that the proposed project would be clearly in the
public interest. A large majority of the public most
directly served by the project does not find it to be
in their interest. The proposed project is not clearly
in the public interest when the scant benefits claimed
by DOT are outweighed by the project's substantial
environmental and other costs.
A fixed-span, high-level bridge would likely
destroy acres of seagrass, jeopardize water quality,
endanger the already-endangered manatee, ad-
versely affect the estuarine resources of Sarasota
Pass and detract from the Island ambience.
The proposed project would probably destroy
valuable seagrass habitat that is crucial to the wel-


BRIDGE, FROM PAGE 4
native are deterred by the absence of any specific esti-
mate for the proposed bridge.
Cost estimates ignore environmental costs.
Interestingly, DOT recently completed the reha-
bilitation of the Cortez Bridge. Abandoning earlier
plans to replace the bridge, DOT instead repaired and
rehabilitated the drawbridge without widening the


)f findings
fare of manatee and other wildlife.
The proposed project would limit an increas-
ingly important access point for sailboat traffic,
which constitutes 83.5 percent of the traffic using
the pass and requiring drawbridge openings.
DOT has failed to provide reasonable assurance
that the proposed project would not adversely affect
the fishing or recreational values or marine produc-
tivity in the vicinity of the proposed project. The
construction of the proposed bridge and removal of
the existing bridge would eliminate a heavily used
fishing site by area fishermen and would discourage
pedestrian and bicycle use.

Mitigation insufficient
DOT has not minimized the project by propos-
ing the no-build alternative, so consideration of
seagrass mitigation is premature.
The seagrass mitigation in this permit is vague,
unenforceable and ultimately nonexistent. Led by a
clearly insufficient seagrass mitigation ratio, the
problems include a failure to collect and analyze
,data on the suitability and need of the main trans-
plant receiving site for seagrass transplants, a reli-
ance on seagrass recolonization under the existing
and proposed bridges where seagrass is unlikely to
grow, a failure to identify success criteria and a fail-
ure to prepare realistic alternative and contingency
seagrass mitigation plans in the likely event of the
failure of the main receiving site and under-bridge
sites.


bridge or bascule spans.
Reduced to its bare essentials, DOT has proposed
transportation improvements to maintain or enhance
highway safety and efficiency. The no-build alterna-
tive, rather than the proposed southern alignment or the
discarded northern alignment, minimizes what could
otherwise be significant environmental impacts while
still achieving reasonable levels of highway safety and
efficiency.


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'Just say no

megabridge'

decision

is tops
By Bonner Presswood
As opponents of a "megabridge" to Anna
Maria Island, we couldn't be happier with re-
sults of the hearing officer's report this week.
The 67-page report arrived at our office via
pre-paid and pre-arranged express service
ahead of everyone else no President's Day
wait on the mail here.
We admit it, we were anxious to get the
report. The results are extremely favorable to
those of us who have diligently opposed the
Florida Department of Transportation's plan.
It leaves us feeling somewhat vindicated
but this may not be the end an appeal to the
courts is possible.
Meanwhile, we can't help but relish these
particular words of Hearing Officer Robert
Meale in his ultimate findings:
"DOT has failed to provide reasonable assur-
ance that the proposed project would be clearly in
the public interest ... when the scant benefits
claimed by DOT are outweighed by the project's
substantial environmental and other costs.
"A fixed-span, high-level bridge would
likely destroy acres of seagrass, jeopardize
water quality, endanger the already-endangered
manatee, adversely affect the estuarine re-
sources of Sarasota Pass, and detract from the
Island ambience."
We couldn't have said it better or more
often or with as much authority.






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Lost parking a loss
We all agreed the widespread opposition over the
elimination of parking spaces at Gulf Boulevard in
Anna Maria was likely the defeatof former mayor
Dottie McChesney.
After all, she pushed hard for participation in the
beach renourishment program a proposition her
opponent opposed yet that issue passed.
It was a "vote out the rascals" sort of turnout that
was unexpected even by the winner of the mayoral
race, Chuck Shumard.
We hope the losers will stay involved in city busi-
ness or the loss of their experience to city residents will
be greater than just parking.

One more time $1.2 million?
The people speak loudest. So we've begun to won-
der if the groundswell of opposition building against
the proposed new city hall for Holmes Beach will have
an effect on that city's election in March.
The proposed cost of a new city hall for 3,868 real
property parcels, 1,433 of which are homestead ex-
empt, is ringing in at $1.2 million without the first
mini-blind, square foot of carpet or furnishings befit-
ting the new palace.
That's $1.2 million without heat, air conditioning
or a phone system.
We've heard repeated reports that crowded condi-
tions at city hall were orchestrated to appear worse than
need be by moving the code enforcement officer, for-
merly comfortable in public works, into a file storage
room next to the mayor's office in spite of the fact
the position now comes under the auspices of the po-
lice department.
That move "necessitated" crowding storage files
into meeting room space.
With the code enforcement officer's salary justi-
fied on the police budget (we need all the protection we
can get), the city administrative staff grew but the
staff budget for salaries looked the same on the surface.
Then a grant added a community resource officer
to the police department and "Voila," we grew even
more.
Without a significant proportionate tax roll in-
crease, the administration costs of the city and its po-
lice department have blossomed in the past two years.
The proposed mega-bucks city hall may be the
straw that broke the budget's back.
What is unreasonable about enlarging the two cement
block structures, joining them together with police facili-
ties expanded on the second floor and an increased meet-
ing hall on the ground floor and of course, the required
ADA compliance of ramps and restrooms?


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How often have we seen $80,000 cement block
homes on Anna Maria Island remodeled and sold for
$300,000 or more? Too often to put up with a proposal
to spend $1.2 million for relatively the same space.
Down-sizing is trendy now, isn't it?

Miss Manners, Madam
Commissioner
We heard newly elected Anna Maria Commissioner
Elaine Burkly has stirred up conversations at the post of-
fice where all of Anna Maria meets to gossip.


It seems she proposed enacting a dress code for com-
missioners if she was elected and indeed she was.
Now she claims the suggestion was in jest, but
something tells us differently. She appears to be
looking for more appropriate behavior at every turn
- even to suggest it would be inappropriate for us
to report this news.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said he "tossed his tux-
edo" when he moved to the Island. He's probably
grown out of his prep school uniform, too.
What would be appropriate?


Open letter to
misinformed citizen
Editor's note: This letter was addressed to Elmo Torres
of Holmes Beach in response to his letter printed in The
Islander Bystander Feb. 15:
1. The proposed city hall complex is not being
funded with "education money." This project will be
funded with a portion of the 2.6 million dollars of
sales tax revenue which must be spent by the city on
infrastructure and does not take one nickel from the
100 million dollars of sales tax revenue collected by
the county designated for capital improvements to
the schools.
2. Your suggestion to rent "a real big tent" for con-
ducting meetings will be considered by council, al-
though this may not be the safest, most cost effective
solution to the problem.
3. Your suggest that any business with parking
along Gulf Drive should post signs to "Back in Only"
and I believe that would cause congestion, traffic back-
ups and accidents and probably would not be consid-
ered by the city's traffic coordinator.
4. The intersection of Gulf Drive and Palm Drive
is one of the most dangerous in the city. If my position
on city council had anything to do with lowering the
speed limit in this area, I am overjoyed because as a
partial solution to the problem, it is certainly in the best
interests of the citizens of Holmes Beach.
Luke Courtney, Chairman,
Holmes Beach City Council


Keep Bradenton Beach
a town with class
For the benefit of those residents of Bradenton
Beach who were not present at the Feb. 8 council
meeting...
Your property taxes cover many charges in Mana-
tee County and only a small percentage is for our city
itself. Even if our millage rate was reduced to zero all
we would save is around $20 per month.
It's a small price to pay for the wonderful place
Bradenton Beach has become. Our town is in good fi-
nancial standing. Let's pay our way and let it remain a
town with class.
Eileen Suhre, Bradenton Beach

EMS is the best
Hats off and thanks to the personnel of 911 and
EMS of the Anna Maria Fire District.
Recently we had need of their services for imme-
diate medical attention at our home. They responded
and exercised courtesy and professional expertise to
accommodate the emergency situation. For this we
offer a special thanks.
Far too often we take these services for granted.
It's gratifying to know they are there.
Myron and Jan Martin, Anna Maria City

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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 7, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


Lumber was still stacked up on the wharf when the first visitors arrived on May
1, 1911 opening day at the new Anna Maria Beach Resort.

THE FABULOUS

FAVORITE


"The Favorite" was the first of the
larger Tampa Bay steamers to make
regular stops at Anna Maria Beach. The
"big boat," as the Manatee River Journal
referred to the 500-passenger triple-
decker, played an important role in Will
Bean's plans for his resort.
The handsome vessel plied New
York harbor as an excursion boat until
one of the first St. Petersburg develop-
ers, F.A. Davis, bought it for his new
Tampa Bay Transportation Co. Davis
paid $80,000 for it in 1906.
But three years later he lost it to his
rival H.W. Fuller of Bradentown, owner of
the Independent Line. The pair of entre-
preneurs had waged a bitter "war" for
lower Tampa Bay customers at the start of
Florida's first business boom. Fuller end-
ing up controlling not only Davis's steam-
ships but his St. Petersburg streetcar line
and electric company as well.
A smooth operator was Fuller. He
recovered from the failure of his short-
lived Bradentown trolley line (1903-04),
went into road building as soon as the
"horseless carriage" came along, and
won a U.S. government contract to re-
build the out-of-date military forts on
Egmont and Mullet Keys. It was while
supervising this lucrative project that
Fuller and his family lived in the Bean
homestead which Wilbur and Mary
Bean Hall had vacated in 1906.
Fuller was fond of Anna Maria and
friendly with Will Bean. He'd already
begun sending batches of tourists aboard
the Favorite to Pass-a-Grille where he'd
been buying up land as fast as he could.
Sure, he'd put Anna Maria on the
Favorite's route while he was at it
Fuller refurbished the Favorite
("Practically a new boat" he advertised
in the newspapers). It was all spruced up
on Anna Maria Beach's opening day,
complete with an orchestra and "all the


food and drink you might want" No li-
quor though.
Well before 7:30 on Monday
morning, May 1, 1911, Bean stationed
himself at the Tampa dock to welcome
aboard the first group of prospects. In
high good humor they shoved off to
strains of the popular ragtime and show
tunes of the day. The first stop was the
St. Petersburg pier where a goodly
crowd was waiting. Next came Pass-a-
Grille where some of the crowd got off.
Three-and-a-half hours after depart-
ing Tampa, the Favorite lashed up at the
Anna Maria Beach Resort's long wharf.
Bean's winsome daughter Gladys clad in
a ruffled pinafore danced a jig on the
dock and made a little speech of wel-
come. (She would grow up to dance on
Broadway for 10 years before retiring to
marry a Tampa dentist)
The crowd was in high good hu-
mor as they trooped off, the women in
pastel frocks and cartwheel hats shad-
ing themselves beneath high black
umbrellas. The wharf wasn't yet fin-
ished and they had to thread their way
between stacks of lumber. But never
mind. The beach was every bit as
lovely as advertised and there was a
shady grove with long tables on which
they could spread out the old picnic
cloth for fried chicken and potato salad.
Afterward Bean's sales agents circu-
lated among the diners and possibly some
of them signed up for lots that first day.
It was a promising beginning.
Three weeks later the Manatee River
Journal reported, "Since May 1 over
3,000 people have visited on the Favor-
ite." This was more than the entire
population of Bradentown at the time.

Next: Enjoy a hayride
on the beach


Some 3,000 people, many of them potential buyers for Will Bean's lots and
houses, trooped off the Favorite during the first three weeks of May 1911.


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Cortez Bridge tender has
obnoxious new toy
Finally! Someone has spoken out in your Jan. 25
issue about the noise polluting racket of the horns now
being used on the Cortez Bridge.
Can someone please explain to the public who has
to endure being awakened at all hours, why this par-
ticular obnoxiously loud device is being used? Who
made that decision and why? Did some railroad have
a garage sale and it went cheap?
Certainly the Longboat Key Bridge does not need
to use such a noise-polluting device, nor does the Anna
Maria Bridge.
If I am correct, there is absolutely no reason for the
signaling device on the bridge to be so loud. And have
all the Cortez Bridge tenders read up in their manuals
lately that it's five short signals? Some of the tenders
have a tendency to really lay on the horn for much
longer than is necessary.
I know many residents of both Bradenton Beach
and Cortez who are angry and grumbling about the
dramatic increase in noise. For myself, I am awakened
at all hours of the night by this insufferable noise. The
other night I was ripped out of a deep sleep at 2 a.m.
to five long blasts. Was that really necessary at 2 a.m.?
Or, how about the other day when I was inside my
house, windows and doors shut, and on the phone long
distance to Chicago. Off blasts the horns. The party on
the other end stopped mid sentence and asked, "What,
in heaven's name is that noise? Sounds like a bull
moose in heat!"
Will someone comment about what procedures
might be taken by peace-and-quiet-loving residents to
get this unwanted, noise polluting horn replaced?
A. R. Coutant, Bradenton Beach

Rebuttal to friends of Anchor Inn
I read with interest a letter from Thomas Wright that
appeared in the Dec. 14 issue of The Islander Bystander.
Mr. Wright says he has heard the noise from the An-
chor Inn on a few occasions, apparently while he was liv-
ing at 29th Street and Avenue C. Imagine how loud the
noise is to those who live closer to the Anchor Inn.
He also states that he never complained about the
noise because he was aware when he moved in that his
home was near a nightclub. This noise began a little over
a year ago which is when the neighbors began com-
plaining. Be that as it may, neighbors should not expect


to be disturbed in their home by noise and vibration from
a nightclub.
Mr. Wright says that he believes that "the Tinglers
[owners] have bent over backwards" to "satisfy and
pacify" the neighbors, and he claims that city council
settled the matter.
I believe the Tinglers attended two city meetings
and promised to turn down the music but did so only
after council warned that they were going to be moni-
tored for two weeks. The noise level reached its former
levels shortly thereafter.
Why is it that the Anchor Inn can keep the noise
down and continue to do business when being moni-
tored but cannot cut the noise at any other time?
Mr. Wright further states that the Tinglers and the
Holmes Beach Police Department are having to "con-
stantly deal with this harassment."
We ask, who is being harassed ? We are simply
asking the police to enforce the code prohibiting exces-
sive noise. The neighbors are taxpayers, and the police
consider noise patrol part of their duties.
The problem is that the police must rely on a deci-
bel reading and the noise doesn't register as a violation
because of the five points allowed for equipment error.
Our neighborhood is asking for no special treatment.
All we seek is to enjoy our homes and the assistance of our
city government in the enforcement of our codes.
Submitted by a neighbor of the Anchor Inn
(name withheld by request)
Vote 'yes' against the
megabridge
Vote yes for the bridge referendum, please.
Our Island does not need a four lane monstrosity
when a rehabilitated low bridge will do the job.
The hearings showed that DOT did not consider the
Island or the Islanders when planning the mega bridge.
Emergency lanes can be part of the rehabilitation
of the present low bridge.
You can be involved in determining what our
bridge will be.
Everyone has a vote use yours to say yes to a
rehabilitated bridge.
Send a message to the Manatee County Commis-
sion, the Metropolitan Planning Commission and the
Florida Department of Transportation with your vote.
A "yes" vote is a vote for a rehabilitated, low
bridge with one or more safety lanes.
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Civic association elects
new officers,
board members
The Holmes Beach Civic Association announced
newly elected officers and board members for 1996.
Officers include Shirley Romberger, president;
Mercedes Thornburg, vice president; Joan Petty, re-
cording secretary; Joy Courtney, corresponding secre-
tary; and Michael Advocate, treasurer. Board members
include Harold VanWinkle, Clark Leips, Rod Jordan,
Sharon O'Keefe, Sue Normand and Art Kolesch.
The association will hold a forum for candidates in
the March 12 city election on March 9 at 1 p.m. at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive.


Members needed for
pension board
The Anna Maria Fire Control Commission
is seeking two members for its firefighters' re-
tirement board. Applications are available at
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
and are due by April 1.
Applicants must reside in the district and be
able to fulfill the board's meeting requirements.
The board will meet quarterly, said Fire Chief
Andy Price.
Fire fighters Donna Braun and Ken
Treffinger have been named to the board. The
two, along with the two civilian members, will
select a fifth board member.


Be wary of telephone
solicitors, says fire chief
Fire Chief Andy Price warned district residents that
two groups are soliciting donations by telephone and
misleading residents into thinking their contributions
will benefit the local district.
The groups are the Fire Fighters' Charitable Foun-
dation of West Palm Beach and a group seeking to
paint residents' addresses on curbs.
Neither group's fundraising benefits the district,
stressed Price. If residents want to donate to the district
or to the Fire and Rescue Volunteers they can mail or
bring a donation to Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
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Anna Maria election results unchanged after recount


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
A hand count of the 819 ballots cast in the Feb. 13
Anna Maria City election has not changed the results,
including the one-vote margin by which Commissioner
Doug Wolfe retained a seat over the other incumbent,
Max Znika.
City Clerk Peg Nelson attended the Feb. 16 hand
tally of the ballots at the office of the Manate County
supervisor of elections. She reported "no change." It
was not clear whether the supervisor's office will now
seek to verify the legality of every each of the 819
votes, a 57-percent turnout.
Chuck Shumard was inducted as the new mayor at
a ceremony preceding the commission's Feb. 20 meet-
ing. The two-year commissioner and former vice
mayor ousted Dorothy McChesney from her one-year
position by a vote of 436 to 376, 53.7 percent vs. 46.3
percent. Shumard will serve for two years.
After the election Shumard said, "I feel very good
about receiving the voters' confidence. I'm hoping that
after the induction we can all pull together and make
this city even better. That's what I'm looking forward
to and expect that we'll all be working toward the
same goals for the citizens of Anna Maria."
At the conclusion of a special commission session
Feb. 16, her last as mayor, McChesney addressed the
handful of citizens on hand.
"I'd like to say thank you for the three years I've
spent here," she said of her two years as a commis-
sioner and one year as mayor. "It's been a wonderful
education. I'm grateful for the opportunity of serving
our city."
That meeting was also Znika's last after seven
years as commissioner. "This is my last official func-
tion," he said. "I appreciate serving the city for seven
years and I will remain involved. If there's anything I
can do to help our city, in any capacity, I'd be happy
to do it."
Robert McElheny a Florida native and gen-
eral manager of Abraham Chevrolet, Tampa, has
lived full time in Anna Maria for three years and
was the highest vote-getter in the five-way commis-
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Newly elected Anna Maria City Commissioner
Robert McElheny the highest vote-getter in a five-
way race for three seats spent a large part of his
campaign money on postage for a direct-mail adver-
tisement.
In the mailer, McElheny pointed to his "common
sense" and his decades of business and administrative
experience as potential assets for a role as an elected
official.
A three-year Anna Maria resident who had not
previously served his city in any official capacity,
McElheny may have seemed an underdog as a politi-
cal newcomer who consistently attended but rarely
spoke at city meetings.
He did, however, take a firm stand in favor of the
beach-renourishment issue last October when the
commission split on its vote. Voters said yes to


will serve for two years.
When asked, as a political newcomer, if he was
surprised by the results, McElheny smiled. "I ran to be
elected."
McElheny said he is "extremely happy for the op-
portunity and ready to get to work. The work for our
city that's what I wanted to do, much more than the
campaigning. I'm truly looking forward to getting
down to the business of working for the city."
Music professional and retired school administrator
Elaine Burkly received the next highest vote count 437
votes, 20.4 percent also earning a two-year term.
"I'm hoping I can make a difference," Burkly said
after the election. "I do feel our lifestyle is in danger.
I think it's changing quickly. If we don't become
watchdogs, we'll lose what we all came here for. I hope
this new commission can work together and that I can
make a difference."
Five-year commissioner Doug Wolfe, a retired
school superintendent, was re-elected with 424 votes,
19.8 percent to Znika's 423, 19.7 percent and
will serve for one year. As the third-highest vote get-
ter, this is the fourth time in five races he has been


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renourishment by a 60 percent margin last week.
And he was the only candidate who purchased
voter-registration mailing labels from the supervisor
of elections at a cost of $19.31 to mail a post
card to every voter household.
The answer may never be known. But between
McElheny's successful results and the results of the
beach-protection referendum that was preceded
by a controversial $3,500 city-financed education
mailer one might surmise that Anna Maria's
electorate reads its mail.
Of the five commission candidates, McElheny
also raised and spent the most money on the cam-
paign, according to required reports filed through
Feb. 8, five days before the election. Final reports
PLEASE SEE SPENDING, NEXT PAGE


elected to a one-year term.
"Gee, I'm very happy with the results," said Wolfe.
"It's going to be a great year."
Tom Turner 401 votes, 18.7 percent will re-
main as planning and zoning board chairman after his
third failed attempt to win a commission seat. He said,
"As always, I'm happy to serve our city in any way I
can."
Voters also approved two non-binding referenda
on the ballot.
By a vote of 480 to 317, 62.2 percent vs. 39.8 per-
cent, voters said they wished to be included in the
Manatee County Shore Protection Project that
renourished and maintains the Gulffront beaches of
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
That item now goes to the new commission which
is expected to send a resolution to the Manatee County
Commission requesting inclusion in the remaining 45
years of a 50-year federal, state and county program.
An even more substantial margin of voters 514
to 287, 64.2 percent vs. 35.8 percent said they would
rather see repair of the Manatee Avenue bridge than its
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Pines Trailer Park will hold its annual street sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, on the east end of Bridge
Street by the City Pier in Bradenton Beach. White-elephant items, arts and crafts, luncheon fare and homemade
pies will be among the offerings. Getting ready, from left, are park association president Ferd Maccioli and his
wife Barbara and sale-committee chairs Ella and Don Eshenbaugh. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Bradenton Beach
city-wide yard sale this
weekend
The fee has been waived and "yard sailors" should
be out in force this weekend in Bradenton Beach.
Officials hope residents will band together for one
huge garage sale. Both Sandpiper Mobile Home Park
and the Pines Trailer Park are holding their yard sales
this Saturday, promising vast amounts of "treasure"
for those looking for goodies.
Although Bradenton Beach usually has a $25
charge for up to three yard sales a year although
that may change next month this weekend is free
for anyone who wants to put some of their valuable
stuff out on the street comer for sale.
"Residents are requested to place items for sale at
the front of their property," Vice Mayor Dick Suhre
said, "and items not for sale should be out of sight."
For more information, call city hall, 778-1005.
Pines Trailer Park
to hold street sale
Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton Beach will hold
its annual Street Sale on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park.
Art, crafts, odds and ends, homemade pies, lunch,
snacks, coffee and donuts will be available.

Longboat to host
state party chairman
Florida Republican Party Chairman Tom Slade will
be guest speaker at the Thursday, Feb. 29, meeting of the
Longboat Key Republican Club in the John Ringling
Room of the Inn on the Beach on Longboat Key.
There will be a social bar at 11:30 followed by
lunch at noon.
Although a women's organization, the Longboat
Key Republican Club encourages Republican men to
join as associate members.
Reservations must be made by Saturday, Feb. 24,
by calling Pat Carey at 383-3381 or Doris Pickett at
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SPENDING, FROM PAGE 9
are due in May.
At that point, McElheny posted a total of $1,075
in monetary contributions and $525.37 in in-kind con-
tributions, including $44.91 in-kind for the printing of
the post cards by a Tampa firm. The cost of postage
for 1,500 cards was $300. McElheny's total expenses
through Feb. 8 were $825.93.
Only former Mayor Dorothy McChesney spent
more money than McElheny, but she lost to Chuck
Shumard by 60 votes.
McChesney raised $1,138 and spent $1,060.42,
mostly on newspaper advertisements. Shumard posted


Thomas writes another
blue-ribbon speech
Competing against a class of more than 400 and then
15 other finalists, Sarah Thomas, 11, of Anna Maria,
won first place in the King Middle School sixth-grade
speech contest for her poise and delivery of a message
on "Surviving Childhood." Sarah won first place at the
county level last year and went on to place third
statewide in her age group. She will compete
countywide in March. The daughter of Susan and
Richard Thomas, Sarah also gets a "real" birthday on
Feb. 29 a Leap Year celebration -for the first time
in four years. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.

Clarification
Since last week's article on the Cortez Trailer Park
appeared in The Islander Bystander, the homeowners as-
sociation president, Dick Berry, has stated that Jim Berry
is not a member of the board of directors.

financial contributions of $920 against $464.38 in ex-
penses, including his campaign signs.
Elaine Burkly, another political newcomer, re-
ceived 22 votes less than McElheny and 13 votes more
than Commissioner Doug Wolfe, who squeaked into
the third slot with one more vote than ousted incumbent
Max Znika.
Burkly raised $820.30 compared to Wolfe's
$865. Through Feb. 8 she had spent $783.25 and
Wolfe spent $601.01.
Znika had contributions of $730 and spent
$759.06. His was the only campaign account in the red
on Feb. 8. Fifth man out in the votes, Tom Turner,
raised a total of $550 and spent $405.75.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 22, 1996 0 PAGE 11 Ij3


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Despite objections from just-elected Commissioner
Elaine Burkly and two other residents, the outgoing Anna
Maria City Commission voted 4-to-O Feb. 16 for final
passage of amendments to six land-development ordi-
nances. Commissioner George McKay was absent.
The updating and revision of 575 pages of city law
was begun more than two years ago by a committee of
planning and zoning board members including chair-
man Tom Turner and vice chairman Jimmy Nichols,
then-Commissioner Chuck Shumard and city attorney
Jim Dye. Building Official Phil Charnock joined the
process after he was hired last summer.
All committee meetings plus the lengthy work ses-
sions held last fall for all commissioners and planners -
with first drafts in hand for line-by-line review were
open to the public. Fewer than five citizens ever attended.
But come the second and final reading of the ordi-
nances last week, Burkly and residents Bill Worth and
Charles Cuniffe challenged the right of the "lame-duck
commission" to turn the two years' work into law.
"I think it trivializes the whole thing to rush
through this," said Worth during discussion of the first
ordinance, the Chapter of Definitions. "It's the new
commission that should pass on this."
Turner who remains planning board chairman
after a failed attempt to be elected commissioner -
sighed loudly and threw down his pen.
'Two years have been spent on this," he said. "All the
meetings were open to the public and nobody showed up."
"We're the ones who are going to have to live with
this for the next two years," said Burkly.
She later read the law for advertising the voting
process and asked Dye and city clerk Peg Nelson if the
public was properly notified.
They detailed the legal notices that ran, as required
by state statute, in the Bradenton daily newspaper. Dye
also said The Islander Bystander has covered the
amendment meetings.
Turner remarked several times that these ordi-
nances, like all city laws, can always be amended again
should the new commission so desire. He urged the
seated commission "not to procrastinate again."
Charnock said the changes since the first reading
in January "are very minor." He added, "I can't func-
tion with the old, outdated ordinances. We need this.
We can make changes later if necessary."
Mayor Dorothy McChesney, chairing her last
meeting, agreed. "None of this is written in stone for-
ever. The new commission can change this. We need


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Last week fire commissioners agreed to invite a
representative of the county's public safety department
to their next meeting to discuss changes in the Emer-
gency Medical Service.
Manatee County Administrator Ernie Padgett an-
nounced at the end of January that the county proposes
implementing the peak load staffing system for EMS. The
proposal includes 12-hour shifts for EMS employees and
a new placement of ambulances throughout the county to
reduce work hours and the need for more ambulances.
Fire Chief Andy Price told commissioners he is
concerned that numerous EMS positions are unfilled
and employees are working a great deal of overtime.
EMS employees currently work 24-hour shifts, fol-
lowed by two days off.
"I'm seeing the same EMS people three days in
a row," he said. "It has to be taxing for those people.
Some are working 60 hours a week overtime. Em-
ployees are leaving left and right. Four have left in
the last week, which brings the total this year to 15.
People are extremely unhappy. We need to be very
concerned about it and keep our eyes open."
Commissioner Glenn Bliss stressed that it's the
county's responsibility.
"As of Feb. 1, they had seven open slots, and they
had a lot more applications than open slots," he noted.


to give our building official something better to work
with now."
Dye added that "as many pages as are involved
here, generally glitches will show up in specific areas
in six to nine months. Changes can be made any time
the commission desires."
Cuniffe still wanted to know, "Do the citizens
understand this is final approval?"
Under discussion of chapter 25, Watercraft and
Waterways, and a section on allowing new bayside sea-
walls if any abutting property has one, Cuniffe said, "I'm
worried about citizens' confusion and I go back to our
original comment about passing this now."
Nichols maintained that "the language there is
what's intended" for property owners who have a
seawall on either side of them. "That's what's been
done in this city for many years."
When discussion bogged down on sideyard set-
backs in Appendix A and the meeting went past the
one-hour mark, even the usually calm Nichols dis-
played frustration.
After many years at 7 feet, the side setback for
one-story residences on lots 53 feet wide and less was
changed to 10 feet in 1993. The new amendment re-
turns that setback to 7 feet at citizens' request, accord-
ing to Turner. He says it was done to provide more
flexibility and to eliminate an onslaught of unneces-
sary variances that cost citizens and the city money.
Two-story residences on the smaller lots and all lots
wider than 53 feet still require 10-foot side setbacks.
The final amendments also define the side set-
backs as clear space, eliminating the encroachment of
air-conditioning pads, bay windows, attached land-
scape structures and such.
Standing firm that the city's notice of the change
was lacking, Burkly asked, "So the citizens won't
know about the 7-foot setback until someone builds
next to them?"
"I'd like to go on record as being opposed to the
7-foot setback without the citizens of Anna Maria's
knowledge," said the new commissioner.
Despite the three audience objections, Commis-
sioner Max Znika moved to approve all six amended
ordinances. Commissioner Doug Wolfe seconded.
Shumard and McChesney joined in with yes votes.
Turner, Nichols and Charnock shook hands.
The ordinances will now go back to Dye's office
for final corrections and then will be signed by the
outgoing commission.
"But as of right now," said Turner with a smile,
"these ordinances are in effect."


"The best thing we can do is make sure our BLS (ba-
sic life support) responders are doing the best job they
can. That's what our responsibility is."
"I half way agree with you, but when we have a
rescue out here and they're not here, it bothers me,"
responded Commissioner John VanOstenbridge.
"We're standing up for our taxpayers here, and we
should let our voices be heard. When the ambulance
is taken out of this station and we're without an am-
bulance, we should be concerned."
"I agree that we should complain if we're not
getting the coverage that we should be getting," re-
plied Bliss. "I don't want us to get involved in a union
fight (with the county)."
"This has nothing to do with the union," said
Price. "It's observations our people have made. It's
things I've seen. The other day there was a call on
Key Royale and the closest ambulance was at Mana-
tee Memorial Hospital."
"The call responses and staffing and everything
else are available to the public." Bliss said. "I feel
it's our responsibility to give out the proper infor-
mation to the public. We don't have the documen-
tation to back us up on any of those issues. If you
can document anything you're saying, that's great."
Price said he is concerned that the county has not
divulged its plans for changes in the EMS system to
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Hoops season ends with awards banquet Division I champs, Island Real Estate
The 1995-96 youth basketball season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Top from left, Alan Jenkins, Mike Patterson, Mike Armstrong, Taylor Bernard
concluded with an awards presentation Feb. 12. Most valuable players were Mike and coach Jason Sato. Bottom from left, Mike Pocino, Ben Sato, Josh
Patterson, Division I, top center, and bottom, from left Steven Winkelspecht Armstrong and Chase Riter.
Division III, and Tyler Krauss and Josh Sato, Division II. John Lott, top left was
honored for his many hours of service to the league. League president Scott Dell
holds the permanent league plaque. Islander Photos: Cynthia Finn.

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Division II champs, First National Bank
Top from left, assistant coach Al Bouziane, Teddy Sadorski, Josh Sato, Laura
Wusterman anc coach Don Faasse. Bottom from left, Denille Smallwood,
Katrina Lathrop, Tyler Krauss, Brian Faasse and Adam Bouziane.


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names are listed left to right Front row are Coty Kochanowski, Brooke Tanner, Zachary Geeraerts and Joe Judeh.
Back row are Kelsea Bachman, Andrea Martin, Stephanie Chewning, Rachel Bell, Aaron Way and Skyler Purcell.


Staff member of the year
Congratulations to Eris Lightner, food service manager, for being voted Anna
Maria Elementary School's Non-instructional Employee of the Year. Lightner, with
husband, Joe, and daughter, Jamie, have lived in Anna Maria City for 15 years.
She is responsible for all the meals prepared by the school's cafeteria. According
to Anna Maria's staff and students, the award is more than well "served."


Anna Maria
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Breakfast: French Toast, Fresh Fruit
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty or Mini Chef Ham &
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Chapel Players awaken 'Morning's at Seven'


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Sixty years past the back-yard autumn setting of
Paul Osborn's "Morning's at Seven," progress has scat-
tered families from familiar neighborhoods and our
quests in life have different, modern-day labels.
But the fundamental quests reflected in the hearts
and words of the Gibbs sisters, their spouses and off-
spring still surface today, in our own quiet times of
reflection or in gatherings with family and friends.
A place to be when we grow old, someone to grow
old with. Getting used to the road we took or sharing
misgivings about the one we didn't.
"You can be alone in a lot of different ways," 70-
year-old Cora Gibbs Swanson the mild one tells
husband Theodore in Act II of this 14-hour adventure
with four sisters and their immediate loved ones.
Yes, and together in a lot of different ways, too, as
Osborn's comedy-drama exhibits.
Whichever view you choose, make a decision to
see The Chapel Players' sixth-season opener at Roser
Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria.
Overlooked when first presented in New York in
1940, "Morning's at Seven" was a Tony Award win-
ner in its 1980 revival. It's a winner here on Pine Av-
enue for the next two weekends. And director Dottie
McChesney and house manager Sinclair "Bubba"
Stewart guarantee to make every audience glad for
their "family" visit.
"They loved it," Stewart announced to the cast af-
ter the opening-night performance.
Joy Courtney plays vivacious maiden-aunt
Aaronetta Gibbs who has her place "in the house at the
left" with sister Cora (Martha Stewart) and Theodore
"By Gum" Swanson (Roy McChesney). All three have


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long-time involvement with The Chapel Players.
The "house at the right" produces sister Ida Bolton
(Betsy Steele), husband Carl (Bill Willis), 40-year-old
homebound son Homer (John Durkin) and his visiting fi-
ancee of seven years, Myrtle Brown (Stacey Bellows).
From down the street come eldest sister Esther
Crampton (Pat Hoefig) and her professorial mate David
(Chris Maragakes). Hoefig's class-act is known in sev-
eral Island venues, including this one. Maragakes, on
stage for the first time since his youth, has truly found
a new court for his "intelligent" game.
Alone whether it be Homer and Ida "getting used"
to the notion of nuptials, Cora and Esther giggling like
teens on the porch swing or David and Carl pondering "the
fork" or together, this clan is endearing.
Supper's on the table, we're all invited and
Aaronetta just won't stand for any of us missing this
touching and humorous production.
Behind the scenes, Ruth Burkhead bustles as direc-
tor McChesney's assistant and stage manager. To-


The cast of The Chapel
Players' production of
"Morning's at Seven"
will be on stage Thursday
through Saturday nights
with a Sunday matinee for
the next two weeks.
Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn.


gether their experience and attention to detail orches-
trate a two-hour success.
Art Ballman's interior/exterior set design is, as
Myrtle would proclaim, "just heavenly." Hats off to
constructors David Miles and Howard Burkhead. The
visual effects including credit to whomever put to-
gether the period costuming are fully captivating.
Stir in lighting design by Pete Bommarito and
David Harvey and sound by James Lewis and his
daughter Amanda, and this play is the thing.
"Morning's at Seven" will be on stage at 8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 22, 23, 24 and 29 and March 1
and 2, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 and March 3.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students and are
available at the chapel, 512 Pine Avenue, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Reservations can
be made by calling 778-6756 during those hours or
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Holmes Beach gets grant
from Hagen Foundation
The City of Holmes Beach was awarded a grant of
$5,649 by the Rex Hagen Family Foundation. The funds
are to be used to add a soccer field and complete rest room
renovations for the baseball field and tennis courts.
Pirates February games
The Pittsburgh Pirates 1996 Spring Training
Schedule for February will include an intrasquad game
on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and a game against Minnesota
on Thursday, Feb. 29.
Both games begin at 1: 05 p.m. and are played at
McKechnie Field, 1750 9th St. W., Bradenton.
Tickets are $8.50 box / $8 reserved / $5.50 re-
served general admission.
Call the box office at 748-4610 for information.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
room for a few active, baseball-loving volunteers to
man the concession stands for the Pirates games.
Volunteers are not required to do any cooking or
heavy lifting. They report to the field at 10:45 a.m. the
day of the game and work until the eighth inning,
which is usually 3:30 p.m.
The center receives a percentage of the profits
possible $4,500 to $6,500 in return for working the
stands. Six volunteers are needed per game.
Call Liva Flesner at the center at 778-1908 for
dates and further information.

Ladies guild to hold
Spanish dinner and dance
St. Bernard Ladies Guild will host its annual Span-
ish Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6 to
10 p.m. in the activity center of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr. in Holmes Beach.
The Bob Lopiccolo Trio will provide music for
dancing. A Spanish dinner of Spanish roast pork, black
beans and white rice, salad and bread will be served
topped of with flan as dessert.
Tickets are $10 each and by be purchased by calling
Nina Compton at 778-3397, or the church at 778-4769.


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The program is to be conducted by
Dr. Ronald Foreus. Ph.D.. a board certified
psychologist from Cornell University.
A former professor at Harvard University with
more than 35 years of experience In education and
private practice In the Chicago area.
Sessions will be held every Tue. night
from 7:15 to 9:00 pm.
Fee is $35 per 90 minute session.
The group is limited to approximately 8 people.
For information please call 778-8575.


Teen girls program
at Center
Staff supervisor Liva Flesner and teen advisor
Meredith Buckelew invite all Island girls in grades 6,
7 and 8 to join in the girls after-school program
(G.A.P.) at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The club meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednes-
days at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Started by girls for girls, G.A.P. focuses on build-
ing self-esteem, increasing social skills, enhancing
problem-solving abilities and improving attitudes while
having fun and making new friends. Dances, bake
sales, car washes, field trips and more are involved.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
Island Visionaries to
sponsor demonstration of
sight aid
Visionaries will be introduced to a new invention
for the visually challenged when they meet on Tuesday,
Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Island Branch Library in
Holmes Beach.
Dr. Walter Rutkowsky, optometric physician and
low vision specialist at the Bradenton Center for Sight,
will demonstrate LVES, the Low Vision Enhancement
System. The LVES is a portable electronic headset
developed by Johns-Hopkins University School of
Medicine, NASA, and the Department of Veterans
Affairs.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information, contact Doris Hunter at 778-
3391.
Preschool storytime
Feb. 28 at library
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host a storytime for preschoolers
through first graders from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 28. The theme will be "circus stories." Pajamas,
stuffed elephants and big people are welcome. For
more information, call 778-6341.



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Supervisor Ryan Bodie and teen advisor Michael
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The group is designed to enhance problem-solving
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The boys also work with the teen girls program to spon-
sor teen dances and other community activities.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Silk class Feb. 29, March 7
Experienced instructor Debbie Brunner will offer a
silk-ribbon embroidered-rose class at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 29, and Thurs-
day, March 7. The fee for each class will be $15 per per-
son. For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Forty years or less club
to form Sunday
Islanders age 40 and under are invited to attend a
meeting to form a new club at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center in Anna Maria.
The club is being formed for social and political
discourse and is sponsored by the Manatee County
Democratic Executive Committee.
Call Bill Mullon at 778-7646 for information.

Garden club hosts speaker
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet on
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. at Roser Memorial
Church in Anna Maria City.
"Hospice, a Special Kind of Caring" will be the
topic of the guest speaker.
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Sign up now to 10th
Annual Run for the Turtles
It's time to sign up for Mote Marine Laboratory's
10th Annual Run for the Turtles '96 to be held on Sun-
day, March 24, at Siesta Key Public Beach.
Run for the Turtles '96 will feature a 1 Mile Fun
Run or Walk at 7:30 a.m. followed by a sanctioned 5K
Run at 8 a.m.
The registration fee is $10 if participants sign up by
March 15, or runners can register after that date or on
the morning of the race for a fee of $12.
In addition to prizes to the winners for the 5K and
Fun Run, there will be drawings for door prizes follow-
ing the races. All race participants will receive a T-
shirt, free food and drink.
Proceeds from the Run for the Turtles will directly
benefit Mote's Sea Turtle Research and Conservation
Program.
To receive a registration form or for more informa-
tion, call Mote Marine Laboratory at 388-4441 or 800-
692-MOTE.

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The Women's Association of the Key Royale Club
will meet on Monday, Feb. 26, in the clubhouse.
Tea will be served at 1:30 p.m. with the meeting to
follow at 2 p.m. The program will feature a musical
offered by Hall Bergstrom, Kym Hoffman, and Cecile
and Jim Meena.
Husbands and guests of members are invited to
attend.

Power squadron opens
fundraiser to area vendors
Plans are being made for the fourth annual Anna
Maria Island Power Squadron's clubhouse sale to be
held Saturday, March 23, at the squadron's facility,
1200 71st S. N.W., Bradenton.
This marks the first year the event will be the open
to non-member vendors who would like to display and
sell items at the annual sale. There will be no charge for
non-members participating but donations will be ac-
cepted.
Items for sale will include housewares, toys, books,
clothing, appliances, furniture, sporting goods and
other items.
Proceeds are dedicated to the squadron's boating
safety education programs.
Area citizens who would like to sell items at the
event should contact Jack and Pauline DeUnger at 778-
5953.

Chamber social Feb. 28
First Union Bank, 5327 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, will host the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce's February social reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 28. Members and guests are invited.
As a special attraction, Island photographer and
Chamber board member Jack Elka will take compli-
mentary photos.
For more information, call the Chamber at 778-
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alumni at a Career Fair '96 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Student Center, 5840 26th
St. W., Bradenton.
The fair offers employers an opportunity to screen
applicants and set up interviews for available jobs.
They also confer with students about appropriate col-
lege-level courses for specific careers and available
internships.
Call 755-1511, ext. 4337, for more details.

Bingo at Annie Silver
Center in Bradenton Beach
Thursday
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center, 23rd St. N. and Avenue C in Bradenton
Beach, on Thursday, Feb. 22, beginning at 7 p.m.
Cards cost 50 cents each.
Refreshments available for purchase include cake,
soda and coffee.

ADD group to resume
meetings at Roser
The Attention Deficit Disorder group will resume
meeting on the second and fourth Monday of each
month from 7:30 to.9 p.m. at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church in Anna Maria City.
The symptoms of ADD may include hyperactivity,
impulsivity and distractibility. The group is intended to
learn, offer support, and seek methods to manage ADD,
either for themselves or a family member, and is in-
tended to concern itself with both children and adults,
whether or not the condition has been diagnosed.
For further information, call Doris Willis at 778-
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Memoirs for a silver anniversary


By Elizabeth Van Loan
Special to The Islander Bystander
The first time I saw Anna Maria Island was on
Sunday, March 21, 1971. I know the exact date because
I've kept a diary for more than 30 years. I thought then
that its beaches were the most beautiful I had ever seen.
Twenty-five years later I still feel the same way and
I've been lucky enough to visit beaches on six conti-
nents (skipped Antarctica).
With its white sand, blue water, curving coast line
and border of trees, Manatee County Public Beach is
truly a heavenly spot.
I learned to swim in the Atlantic Ocean off
Rockaway Beach on Long Island, N.Y., and later as an
adult frequented the beaches of the New Jersey shore.
Those beaches had yellow sand, were treeless and-
often so crowded that at times you couldn't walk a
straight line to water's edge but had to zigzag around
clumps of sunbathers. Moreover, in the '40s, dogs were
actually allowed to run loose on the Sea Bright, N.J.,
beach. Ugh!
I had always wanted to see Florida so during one
school vacation when we lived in New Jersey we
packed up the kids in the car and headed for the Sun-
shine State.
We covered the east coast from St. Augustine to
Miami and none of it appealed to us. Daytona Beach
where cars could be driven on the sand what an idea!
You could get run over just trying to take a swim. An-
other ugh!
Returning home we had no desire ever to visit
Florida again.
Subsequently my husband was transferred to De-

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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 22, 1996 0 PAGE 17 IRD

Privateers host musical
event Saturday at
Community Center
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will bring
Bradenton musician and country recording artist Billy
Rice to the Anna Maria Island Community Center on
Saturday, Feb. 24.
Entertainer and well-known Island photographer
Jack Elka will also perform.
Cocktail hour will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed
by an evening of music. A cash bar with draft beer and
mixed drinks and snacks will be available.
The cover charge is $3 for singles and $5 for
couples.
Call Privateer Will Stokes for additional informa-
tion at 794-6889.


SILVER, FROM PAGE 16
just headed south on Interstate 75. We visited friends
in Largo but found Pinellas County much too con-
gested. Then we headed over the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge to Manatee County where we turned west on
Manatee Avenue to Anna Maria Island.
Finding accommodations at the Rod & Reel Mo-
tel, we spent the next several weeks there. Our first
dinner on the Island was at The Sandbar restaurant and
in my diary I recorded "excellent."
By our third vacation on Anna Maria we were thor-
oughly enchanted with the area. We bought a house,
sold the place in Michigan and moved to Florida. Alas,
not to the Island.
A certain member of the household is nervous
about hurricanes so we're just across the causeway in
Palma Sola Park (northwest Bradenton) where we are
a comforting 20 feet above sea level but only seven
minutes from that beach we love.
In addition to its considerable beauty, the great at-
traction of the Island for me is that in all these years its
appearance has changed so little. I find myself on the
same wavelength as former Anna Maria Mayor Dottie
McChesney who has said, "It's the only island in
Florida that still feels like the '50s."
Former Michigan neighbors who retired to Naples
invited us down for a visit. They took us to a lovely


That's Elizabeth in '73, standing in the doorway of
the Southern Breeze Apartments on Fern Street in
Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Courtesy of Elizabeth
Van Loan.
beach but all along the entire length of it, looming over-
head, was one towering highrise after another. I regis-
ter my third "ugh!"
How different from Manatee Beach where there's
just sand, unobtrusive dwellings, blue water, seagulls,
sea grapes and Australian pines.
Heaven!


Jazz Bandits to perform at
Bayfront Recreation Center
Bayfront Park Recreation Center will host an after-
noon of red hot jazz with a performance by the Gold
Gate Jazz Bandits on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m.
at the park located at 4052 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
Longboat Key.
Audience members should bring their own lawn
chair. Refreshments will be available.
Tickets can be purchased at Longboat Key Town
Hall, the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce and the
center. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Children under 12 are admitted free.
Proceeds will benefit the center's on-going pro-
grams and services to the community.
Call the center at 383-3136 for more information.

Sarasota center hosts
dinner dance
The Sarasota Visual Art Center will hold its 70th
Anniversary Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the
Brass Parrot Restaurant in Sarasota.
Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at
7:30 p.m. Dancing will be until 11:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40 per person.


Enjoy a light-hearted look into

Florida's past and support

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The circus is coming!
The circus is coming!
It's true. After a year's hiatus the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center is again sponsoring a circus -
right here on the Island.
Yes, we'll see elephants, clowns, high-wire acts
and all the nostalgia, thrills and excitement that go with
them under the big top at the field behind Holmes
Beach City Hall.
Sarasota's Roberts Bros. Circus will perform twice
on Monday, March 25, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The event
is a major fundraiser for the Center and advance sales
have begun with a phone solicitation campaign con-
ducted by the circus.
Yes, phone solicitation. Although we've had a his-
tory of false solicitors pretending to raise money for
both the Center and the Anna Maria Fire District this
time it's for real.
You may purchase tickets in advance in person at
Island locations including Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf
Drive, Island Discount Tackle and Crowder Bros.
Hardware at the Anna Maria Centre, 3200 East Bay
Drive, Home Hardware and The Islander Bystander at
Island Shopping Center, 5400 Marina Drive, all in
Holmes Beach, or at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
I don't recall seeing a live circus at any time when
I was a child but very early memories of a Howdy
Doody era television show called The Big Top enter
my mind at the mention of the circus.
There was a buxom blonde woman in a top hat
who paraded around on screen and may have been


the ringmaster.
The rest of my circus memories stem from the
movie filmed partially in Sarasota, The Greatest Show
on Earth,"directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starred
Betty Hutton, Charlton Heston, Cornel Wilde and Dor-
othy Lamour. Jimmy Stewart was cast as a sad clown
with a mysterious past.
The movie ran the gamut of emotions including
a horrific train wreck, the arrest of the clown and a tri-


umphant ending with the circus performers pulling to-
gether for a crippled parade from the wreck into town
to the thrill of citizens lining the streets the streets
of Sarasota.
But nothing could have topped my own moment
under the big top. Two years ago we (the newspaper)
sponsored a contest at the Anna Maria Elementary
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SITR, FROM PAGE 21

School during the circus and one lucky student got to
be ringmaster at the first performance.
The lucky publisher, myself, got to be ringmaster
for the late performance.
It was better than if I had met Elvis on the set of my
debut on the I Love Lucy show.
Life can be grand. The circus is magic. Get your
tickets here Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. or Saturday

Fiasco fracas
Without compounding the problem, several people
called with comments about last week's column. They
took exception to the fact that I said, "... we were the
lone WASPs" among a Sarasota restaurants clientele.
One woman caller asked first what WASP meant
(White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) and then quickly com-
mented that she thought the term was derogatory.
Without considering the context, the word is just
what it is. It is what I am. I'm deeply sorry if any per-
son felt it implied racism or bigotry of any kind.
We were unique in the crowded restaurant as


The 14th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival was as grand as ever in spite of the net ban. The
Grand 01' Opry performed several times during the weekend of festivities that extended to Sunday for the first
time. From wildlife and environmental displays to the sale of artsy-crafty items the event wouldn't be
complete without lots of seafood. There were grouper sandwiches, crabs, shrimp, and chowders of all variet-
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mostly younger, working class types among an older,
international clientele and Sarasota society.
These comments came from the management of
Cafe L'Europe on St. Armands Circle:
"It is with utmost urgency that we respond to a
review of the Mediterraneo restaurant.
"Cafe L'Europe welcomes this new restaurant as
an exciting addition to the Sarasota dining scene. On
many occasions, our clientele has praised Mediterraneo
for excellent cuisine and accommodating, professional
service.
"The opinions expressed in the review are strictly
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"Every restaurant, including ours, has their off
moments, something we're sure her son (and our ex-
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confident that the dining public will come to their own
proper assessment."
Although not a review per se, the column was in-
tended to point out the pitfalls of dining out and we
made a concession at the onset, admitting our fault, at
dining within the first two weeks of their opening.
Regardless of comments to the contrary, we'll be
happy to dine in the casual atmosphere of our imme-
diate Island area until season is ended.
It would be prudent to keep in mind that the com-
ments in a column including this one are com-
mentary the opinions of the writer. Often these com-
mentaries are intended to amuse rather than abuse.
In other words, these are myopinions. But thank
you for reading. I'll try to turn a kinder, gentler cheek
in the future before elaborating on my experiences.


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Guy P. Boutte
Guy P. Boutte, 88, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 19,
at Columbia Blake Medical Center, Bradenton. Mr.
Boutte was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and came to
Holmes Beach from McLean, Va., in 1967.
He retired in 1965 after 30 years from the U.S.
Department of State as a U.S. diplomatic courier. He
was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He was
a member of BPOE Lodge 1511 and the Key Royale
Club. He was a real estate salesman with Mike Norman
Realty in Holmes Beach.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m.
at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A graveside service will be
held in Jacksonville on Feb. 24 at Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. Boutte is survived by his wife Mary and nieces
and nephews.
He was featured in the former Islander newspaper
in 1985 for his state department service. At that time
he estimated he had traveled approximately 140 times
around the world between the years 1942 and 1952.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of ar-
rangements.
Lawrence S. Leach
Lawrence S. Leach, 79, of Cortez died Feb. 11 in
Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Methuen, Mass., Mr. Leach came to Mana-
tee County from Barrington, R.I., in 1984. He was a re-
tired sales manager for Douglas Young Co. in Pawtucket,
R.I. He was a member of the Longboat Island Chapel.

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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E FEBRUARY 22, 1996 1 PAGE 23 BIG
He is survived by his wife, Agnes; two sons, L.
Richmond of Barrington and David Bruce of Boston;
four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Cortez Trailer Park
Recreation Hall, 12507 Cortez Rd.
Helen Skidmore
Helen Skidmore, 88, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
16 in Tarpon Springs Convalescent and Rehabilitation
Center.
Born in Tampa, Mrs. Skidmore came to Manatee
County from there in 1953. She was a homemaker. She
was a Catholic.
She is survived by three sons, Hernie Vann of
Tampa, Joe of Bradenton, and Larry of Lakeland; eightA,
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home in Bradenton with the Very Rev. Edward
Moretti officiating. Burial was in Manasota Memorial
Park, Oneco. Memorials may be made to the charity of
your choice.


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to offer demonstration tour
The art galleries in Holmes Beach will combine to
host the Island Galleries Open House on Saturday, Feb.
24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations in and
around the Island Shopping Center.
Local artists will spend the day demonstrating their
varied arts to the public at the Artists Guild Gallery,
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BID PAGE 24 M FEBRUARY 22, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 9, burglary, 400 block of North Bay Boule-
vard. The complainant reported a person unknown en-
tered the residence and removed numerous items.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 12, lost property, Coquina Beach. The com-
plainant reported he parked his vehicle and left his
hearing aid, valued at $700, on the dash board. When
he returned to the vehicle, the hearing aid was gone.
Feb. 12, burglary, petty theft times three, Leffis
Key. The victim reported a person unknown burglar-
ized her vehicle and removed a purse valued at $50, a
wallet, $440 in traveler's checks, $180 in cash, credit
cards, a health insurance card, a vehicle key and a pair
of contacts from one victim; a cosmetic bag with cos-
metics, airplane tickets, a driver's license and insurance
papers from a second victim; a handbag, a wallet, a
driver's license, house keys, a checkbook, $180 in cash
and a cosmetic bag with cosmetics from a third victim;
and a hiking bag valued at $80, $42 in cash, a curling
iron, shoes valued at $50, shorts, a Walkman valued at
$50, and two watches valued at $40 from a fourth vic-
tim. Damage to the lock was $50. Some items were
recovered on U.S. 41 and returned to the victims.
Feb. 15, Baker Act, 2400 block of Avenue B. The
complainant reported the subject had been drinking
heavily and took 40 pills. The officer tried to speak to
the subject who could only respond with a blank stare,
said the report. The subject was placed in custody un-


der the Baker Act and transported to the hospital.
Feb. 15, aggravated battery, 116 Bridge Street,
Sports Lounge. The victim reported he was sitting at
the bar drinking when a white male subject approached
him and asked him to step outside so they could talk.
The victim refused, and said the subject hit him four
times across the back of the head with a glass.
The bartender broke up the altercation and told the
victim to leave. The victim walked home and called the
police. The officer reported the victim had a nasty cut on
his head and called EMS to transport him to the hospital.
The subject is described as 5-feet, 11 inches tall, 185
pounds, with medium length black and gray hair.
Feb. 16, lost property. 100 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported she left her pager device on
top of the phone booth and it was gone upon her return.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 10, petty larceny of an automobile tag, 7500
block of Palm Drive.
Feb. 10, assistance, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer was performing a
traffic stop in the parking lot when he was approached
by the complainant. The complainant reported he rode
to the Island with his wife and took a walk on the beach
while she was at the beauty shop. He said he became
confused, lost his bearings and did not know how to get
back to his wife. The officer took him to two beauty
shops and found his wife at the second one.
Feb. 10, assist Bradenton Police Department.
56th Street and Marina Drive. The officer was advised
of a vehicle approaching from the causeway in which
the occupants were reportedly pointing a hand gun out
the window and firing. The officer stopped the vehicle


Ride along with
Holmes Beach police
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department announced Friday that the depart-
ment will institute a citizens' ride along program.
"Residents can fill out the application at the
police station," Stephenson explained. "They must
provide their name, birth date and driver's license
number so we can do a background check."
Applicants will be required to sign a covenant not
to sue the city. Once they are approved, they can ride
any shift. Stephenson stressed the purpose of the new
policy is for education of the city's residents.
"The chief, the mayor and I felt it would be a
good learning experience for residents to get to know
what the officer in the street does every day."


and the subjects had a toy, 45-caliber, semi-automatic
hand gun. The officer removed the gun and released the
subjects because the incident did not occur in Holmes
Beach's jurisdiction. The subjects' names were for-
warded to the Bradenton Police Department for pos-
sible action.
Feb. 10, disturbance, 3200 East Bay Drive, Shells
restaurant. Complainants reported a subject causing a
disturbance in front of the restaurant. The officer spoke
to the subject who said he was upset because his wife
left him. The officer took him to the 7-11 so he could
call for a ride home.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 22, 1996 0 PAGE 25 iD3


STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 24
Feb. 11, noise, 200 block of 72nd Street. The com-
plainant reported loud music coming from the residence,
and the officer advised the resident to turn it down.
Feb. 11, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The com-
plainant reported the noise from the business was
louder than her television. The officer noted he could
hear the bass at the residence and asked the owner to
have the band turn it down.
Feb. 11, petty larceny, 3902 Gulf Drive, West
Coast Surf Shop. The complainant reported a person
unknown removed a sign valued at $40 and attempted
to remove an automobile tag.
Feb. 11, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $200,
3900 block of East Bay Drive.
Feb. 12, battery, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock
Inn. The complainant reported he was at the bar when a
white male subject approached him, said something about
bothering the subject's wife and hit him several times.
While he was on the ground, he said a white female hit
him with a pool cue. He was not seriously injured, said the
report. The subjects were not found.
Feb. 12, driving with a suspended license, war-
rant, obstruction by disguise, 2800 block of Avenue E.
The officer responded to a report of a tall, white male
subject wearing a gray sweater prowling and acting
suspiciously. The officer observed a subject driving in
a careless manner and speeding.
When the subject parked the vehicle and exited, the
officer noted he matched the description of the reported
prowler. The subject gave the officer a false name and
date of birth and could not produce a driver's license.
A computer check revealed the subject's name and date
of birth and showed an outstanding warrant and sus-
pended license. He was placed in custody.
Feb. 12, noise, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy
Ducks. The complainant reported the music coming
from the bar was too loud. The officer noted he could
barely hear the music in the direction of the complain-
ant in the alley behind the bar. He asked the bartender
to have the band turn it down.
Feb. 12, grand larceny, 5400 Holmes Boulevard,
laundromat. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered the business, vandalized washing ma-
chines and removed a fire extinguisher. The discharged


Lt. Dale Stephenson, acting chief. Islander photo:
Pat Copeland.
fire extinguisher valued at $30 was recovered. Damage
to the washers was $500.
Feb. 14, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at $65,
6900 block of Holmes Boulevard.
Feb. 15, noise, 200 block of 72nd Street. An
anonymous complainant reported loud music coming
from the residence. The officer reported he had to bang
on doors and windows for 10 minutes before the sub-
ject heard him. The officer noted this as a constant
problem at the residence.
Feb. 16, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. An anony-
mous complainant reported loud noise was coming
from the business and the door was open. The officer
reported he could hear talking and music coming from
the bar and asked the owner to close the door. He noted
the jukebox was playing.


Two Island restaurants
robbed last week
Chez Andre, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
and Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
were hit by burglars last week.
Chez Andre was struck Feb. 13 when burglars
pried open a rear door and removed meat, cheese,
sauces, juice, knives, wine, pastries, beer, cakes and
change valued at $250.
Burglars hit the Gulf Drive Cafe in the early
morning hours of Feb. 16 and ransacked the restaurant
and cash register and removed a safe that was bolted to
the floor. The burglars entered the restaurant by throw-
ing a 10-pound chunk of concrete through a sliding
glass door. They made the area dark by breaking a pa-
tio light, covering a second light with a tablecloth and
pointing a third light away from the area.
The safe was valued at $200. It contained an unde-
termined amount of cash and checks. Damages to the
restaurant were $225.

Holmes Beach police
make drug arrests
Friday
Susan Longton, 20, and Robert Schaeffer, 20, of
2816 Avenue E in Holmes Beach, were arrested Friday
and charged with marijuana cultivation, a third-degree
felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a first-degree
misdemeanor, said Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers. Longton
was also charged with possession of cocaine, a second
degree felony.
Police executed a search warrant, acting on infor-
mation provided by a confidential source that residents
at the address were growing marijuana. Marijuana
plants could be seen growing in the windows of the
residence, said police.
Approximately 16 marijuana plants were growing
in various rooms of the residence. Also confiscated
during the search were marijuana pipes, drug parapher-
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box, a copy of "High Times Cultivation Tips" maga-
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Reefers reach out for help with more, better reefs


By Jim Hanson
Outdoor Perspectives
The people who are building reefs which will build
the fishery which will build our catch are in need of our
help.
The reef program, sometimes vigorous and some-
times kind of limp, is getting more serious about itself
with prospects of some real money.
Jack Gorzeman of Manatee County is the focus of
the new energy for the program as he makes ready to
apply for state and federal grants. You sportfishers
have already paid into the funds, know it or not.
Gorzeman will apply by March 4 for grants of
$25,000 each from the state's artificial reef program,
funded from sportfishing license fees and sales tax paid
on tackle purchases, and from another combined state-
federal fund fed by the same source us.
What he needs from the rest of us is letters, which
he says are really influential with the powers that de-
cide who gets what money: "Local support is crucial."
These are the only sources of funds open to the pro-
gram now, and competition is strong.
The short-range plan is to move material to the reef
three miles due west of Longboat Pass. Nothing much
there now, but a lot of concrete pipe and pilings is


Men's Senior Softball
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Due to the weather, no games were played on
Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Cafe on the Bay came to Palma Sola Park in
Bradenton on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and played two
games against Shell's Restaurant.
In game one, Shell's came out on top with an
11 to 8 win. Game two saw the Cafe on the Bay
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For the longer range, a master plan for all reefs is
needed, says Gorzeman. Central to that is a new advi-
sory committee under the auspices of Florida's Depart-
ments of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
There are several artificial reefs around here al-
ready: two reefs three miles offshore, the one off
Longboat Pass and another northwest of Anna Maria;
two seven miles into the Gulf, one off Longboat Pass
and one due west of the northern tip of the Island; one
a mile off Manatee Public Beach; and "the nearshore
reef" 1,500 feet off Coquina Beach.
Some of the material in those reefs has settled or
broken away during storms, Gorzeman says, and a
good maintenance program is needed there.
Get those letters in by Feb. 23 to Gorzeman, at the
Manatee County Environmental Management Depart-
ment, P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, Fla. 34206.

Not our Egmont!
Boaters tore into the federal government again the
other night, this time for a proposal to limit access to
our neighbor just to the north, Egmont Key.
The 392-acre island is a National Wildlife Refuge
but the U.S. Wildlife Service says its wildlife needs
more protection than it's getting. Boaters are over-
whelming the wildlife and wearing away the last of
Fort Dade, which successfully defended Tampa from
invasion in the Spanish-American War about a century
ago well, that's what it was built to do, and there
wasn't an invasion, was there?
The government wants to turn a quarter of the is-
land into an exclusive bird sanctuary and keep people
off nearly a mile of prime beach. It also wants boaters
to make reservations to visit any part of the island.
An independent and often obstreperous lot, boat-
ers don't take kindly to that sort of control. The great
majority of the island's 80,000 visitors every year take
good care of the land, speakers said at a hearing in St.
Petersburg.
Another view was taken by the National Audubon
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Turtles gaining
Sea turtle programs seem to be working, says John
Stevely, marine extension agent at the Palmetto station.
He said turtle excluder devices, which deflect
turtles out of fishing nets so they don't drown, and
turtle nest production programs have had "a tremen-
dous impact on increasing turtle population numbers."
In Florida, he pointed out, more than 70,000 log-
gerhead nests were counted in 1994, the most since
1978. Green sea turtle nests also are increasing on our
beaches, he said.
Best news of all came from Mexico, where
hatchlings of the endangered Kemp's Ridley turtle
reached 107,000 at Rancho Nuevo, principal nesting
site for the breed. That is a 17-year high.

Careers
A Sea Grant Guide to Ocean Opportunities is avail-
able to high school students and guidance counselors,
outlining career possibilities in marine sciences. It's a
40-pager covering the waterfront of marine biology,
oceanography, ocean engineering and other fields,
along with information on job prospects and career
outlook. For information call (919) 515-2454.

On-line
Florida Sea Grant has set up a home page on
Internet World Wide Web. Readers can find the back
issues of "Fathom," details of current research projects,
newest publications and even posters. The address is
http://gnv/ifas/ufl;/edu-seaweb/homepage/fsg.htm.
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Anna Maria Shuffleboard
Club has shoot out
In the Valentine shoot out of the Anna Maria
Shuffleboard Club, first place honors went to
John Ritsema and Gene Dalman with second
place going to Don Haines and Lloyd Hebel.
New players are invited to join. The club
plays weekly, Monday through Friday, from
12:45 to 3 p.m. at the shuffleboard courts at Anna
Maria City Hall. Membership is $2.
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Sheepies #1 for angling action off Islanc


Sheepshead still dominate the fishing reports this
week, with some six-and seven-pound monsters lurk-
ing around the bridges and piers of the Island. Offshore
grouper fishing is fair, but wind and waves are keep-
ing most anglers closer to shore.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishing has
been slow for pier anglers due to the weather, although
there have been some catches of skates and bonnet
head sharks.
John at the Anna Maria City Pier fishers have
been landing a lot of sheepshead.
Wayne at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said
the anglers there have been catching trout, sheepshead,
redfish, flounder and a few grouper.
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of gray snapper, sand perch
and Key West grunts. The six-hour trips averaged 180
head of vermilion snapper, Key West grunts, lane snap-
per and porgies. The nine-hour trip averaged 25 head
of black grouper and mangrove snapper.
Phil at Annie's Bait & Tackle said one of his cus-
tomers caught a 28-inch speckled trout.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said his charters are
bringing in a few snook, trout, redfish and a lot of
sheepshead.
Capt. Phil Shields said grouper up to 10 pounds
in less than 60 feet of water are out there, plus a few
snapper and trigger fish.


Dr. Fred Bartizal of Wisconsin shows off his catch
while out with Capt. Mike Greig.
Capt. Rick Gross said sheepies is about all he's
been able to get this week, what with the cold weather,
but he has high hopes of excellent snook fishing in
March and April.
Capt. Mark Bradow said trout and sheepshead, plus


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Feb. 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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craft 12",miles west of Big Pass. Sarasota Marine Police
responded and towed the vessel to a local marina.
Feb. 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 26-foot pleasure craft
taking on water 26 miles west of Big Pass. Station
Cortez laiinched boat to assist.The boat operator
was able to repair a leaking hose on board and con-
tinued on their trip.
Feb. 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boat fire at Regatta
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boat, but the North River Fire Department had extin-
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Feb. 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call from Station Sand Key of a lost
32-foot sailing vessel. Station Cortez contacted the
vessel by VHF-FM radio and assisted them in fixing
their position and provided navigational assistance to
aid them in reading Longboat Pass safely.
Feb. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Coast
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Feb. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from the Longboat Pass
bridgetender of a boat apparently in distress at Beer
Can Island. Station Cortez launched a boat and discov-
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commercial salvage assistance, and the Coast Guard
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Station Cortez conducted communications checks of all
marina, bridges and waterfront restaurants in the
Gasparilla area with negative results. Station Ft. Myers
eventually located the vessel safely in port.
Feb. 13, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 25-foot pleasure craft in
the Manatee River with a dead battery. The disabled
vessel requested assistance from Tropic Isles Marina.
Station Cortez contacted the marina, where a boater
responded and towed the disabled craft to port.
Feb. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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lots of six- and seven-pound sheepshead ou0 there.
Capt. Mike Heistand on Magic said he's been catch-
ing sheepies up to six pounds, a few keeper redfish and
some 20-inch trout Offshore, grouper fishing remains fair,
but there are lots of amberjack, margates, porgies, snap-
per and trigger fish to keep everyone happy.
Capt. Tom Chaya said redfish are here and there,
plus a few snook on the warmer days and, of course,
sheepshead.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said sheepshead
are still being caught from every bridge and pier on the
Island. Off the beaches, a few permit and whiting are
being reported. Farther offshore, grouper and amber-
jack remain the best bets. Bill said to watch for fishing
to pick up as the weather and water warms.
Good luck and good fishing.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 10 horseshoe games were
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Housecall adds staff
Housecall's Holmes Beach office has announced
that Chris Jodack, RN, has joined the staff as director
of staff development and training with Carla Howard,
RN, as home care coordinator; Carol Cookson, RN, as
clinical manager; Paula Guthrie as computer operator
and medical secretary; and Jan Gorman as reception-
ist and medical secretary.
Longboat chamber
delivers visitor's guide
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, members of the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce will personally deliver the
Chamber's 1996 Visitor's Guide and Business Direc-
tory to 508 chamber members.
The annual publication is available at the chamber
office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Whitney Beach Plaza,
and is free of charge.
For information, call the chamber at 387-9519.
Realty raves
Bill Davidson, broker of Neal & Neal, Realtors
recently presented the company's "Top Producer"
award and "Top Lister" award to Rose Schnoerr of the
Anna Maria Island office.
The company's "Million Dollar Awards" for Anna
Maria Island associates were presented to Rose
Schnoerr, Dick Maher, Mary Ann Schmidt, Harold
Small, Hal Gilliahan, Lu and Bob Rhoden, Nick
Patsios, Dave Jones and Bill Bowman.
Walter Schnoerr received a 10-year service award
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The Quiet American
As most of you already know, the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center (with the help of a multitude
of friends of both the center and the Cracker) published
a book called "Cracker's Crumbs" as a fundraiser for
the center's endowment fund.
The book consists of all of the Cracker's columns
that appeared in the old Islander Press from 1986 to
1990 and makes excellent "bathroom library" reading
since there is one complete short story per page.
While the Cracker has no financial interest per se
in the sale of the book, he does have a great interest in
seeing the center's endowment fund grow larger while
watching the stacks of books grow smaller (an oxymo-
ron).
After running out of names of potential book buy-
ers among his relatives and local friends, the center
mailed out a flyer to out-of-town friends and acquain-
tances who might buy the book. The result has been
both gratifying and serendipitous.
For instance, the Cracker was pleasantly surprised
to receive a large, recently released volume with a
flyleaf dedication from George Russell Wackenhut,
founder and chairman of the board of the Wackenhut
Corporation.
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uniformed security guards and other services on a
worldwide basis. Just the thought of having 40,000
people on the corporation payroll is enough to boggle
the mind.
The book, entitled "The Quiet American," is a bi-
ography of Mr. Wackenhut written by John Minahan,
an author of note, and published by International Pub-
lishing Group.
George and the Cracker both joined the FBI in
1951 and served together as special agents in the India-
napolis office in 1952-53.
George quickly made his mark as a tough, tena-
cious and smart investigator and was on his way up the


promotion ladder when he decided, in the interest
of family stability, to leave the FBI and relocate
to Miami.
Along with several other former FBI agents he
opened a private investigative agency and the rest
is history.
The book is a well-written documentation of
Mr. Wackenhut growing up during the Great De-
pression and his rise to the top of his field a real
"Jack Armstrong, the All American Boy" type of
book which makes for inspirational reading.
The list of prominent Americans who have
served on the Wackenhut Board of Directors
reads like a "Who's Who" with names like Gen-
eral Mark Clark, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and
former FBI Director Clarence Kelly, to mention
a few.
For us who served in the FBI under Director
John Edgar Hoover, he was not God but had about
equal status with the Pope. In an exchange of nos-
talgia concerning the Indianapolis days, George
related to the Cracker this little story called a
"Hooverism" and every former agent knows a
few.
It seems that George and his lovely wife, Ruth,
were invited to dinner at the home of a fellow agent He
noticed that a picture of Mr. Hoover adorned the cen-
ter of the wall above the host's bed.
George inquisitively remarked, "You have
Hoover's picture where a good Catholic would have a
crucifix," to which our friend replied, "It's the same
thing. I get up each morning and say my Hail Hoovers."
Please don't forget to pick up your first edition
copy of "Cracker's Crumbs" at the Islander Bystander
office, or the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
For a signed or dedicated copy, call the Cracker at 778-
1547.
"Have pen. Will travel."


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A 4 -GULL DRIVE...
N N canalfront 2BR/
2BA enclosed
workroom, finished
storeroom and T-
dock. $219,900.


KEY ROYALE...
bayfront, 3BR/
3.5BA, fireplaces,
heated pool, 50'
AA- %dock. #DY68061.
$589,000.

SAN JUAN ... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA, room
for addition/pool. #DY67936. $137,500.
BAYVIEW 9 UNIT Bed & Breakfast. $392,000.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

.MICHAEL ADVOCATE
REALTOR/GRI
Real Estate Lecturer
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
I- After hours:
(941) 778-0608


IMPRESSIVE 3BR/2BA deep water canalfront home. 2,283
sq. ft. of living area and 4,167 sq. ft. under roof. Views of
Tampa Bay from large gourmet kitchen (2 ovens, Jenn-Aire
range, center island work station w/sink etc.). 6+ car enclosed
garage under house. Alaskan Rock fireplace in spacious,
bright living room overlooking canal. Just repainted. Move-in
condition. #MA65826. $325,000.

BRADENTON 1 BR/1 BA home on a large fenced
lot. Large workshop and lots of storage. Park your
motor home, boat/trailer, no deed restrictions except


Karin Stephan
REALTORe t
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766


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Mobile: j
941-350-5844
Fax: 941- 778-3035
MILLON $ NEIGHBORHOOD...Open floor plan with bayviews,
pool with spa.. #KS66278. $895,000.
WEST WINDS...2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with heated pool.
#KS67250. $179,900.
PERICO BAY...2BR/2BA unit overlooking Palma Sola Bay.
Many upgrades. #KS66624. $186,000.
KEY ROYALE...3BR/3BA with fireplace, fruit trees, pool and
boat dock/davits. #KS63811. $445,000.
PALMA SOLA ... 2BR/2BA home, lushly landscaped & beau-
tiful pool. #KS11761. $149,000.
KEY ROYALE ... turnkey furnished 3BR/2BA w/caged pool and
docking available. $269,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE ... fabulous views, 2BR/2BA, turnkey
furnished, steps to beach. $179,900.
LOT ... 50x100 Island Bayview lot available. Build your own.
$80,000.
ISLAND PARADISE ... luxury condos w/panoramic Gulf views.
$289,000. Maint. fees $274/mo.

GULF-TO-BAY COMMUNITY
Newer appliances, updated floor
coverings and fresh paint. Well cared
for community offering heated pool,
clubhouse, private fishing dock and
150' deeded Gulffront beach. Lanai
enclosed with windows for extended
living area. #CH60554. $69,900.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTORD/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist

city restrictions. #11959. $69,900. Call Horace T.
Gilley, 792-0758.
WARNER'S WEST BAYOU lovely 3BR/2BA water-
front home. Caged pool w/htd. spa. Fireplace in fam-
ily room, private dock on Bayou and in a great fam-
ily neighborhood. #11532. $249,900. Call Karin
Stephan, 388-1267.
LONGBOAT KEY ... 3BR/2BA Key West style home
w/lap pool, 24 hr. security, access to private beach on
Gulf. Nestled between Gulf & Bay and close to golf
course, marina, and nearby shopping and restaurants.
#11736. $420,000. Call Karin Stephan, 388-1267.


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Island property transactions
101, 103, 105 Maple, Anna Maria, a Gulf front
complex of two platted lots of 50x100 each, one vacant
and one with a 1,169 sfla 2bed/lbath cottage built in
1925, and riparian rights property (100x232) fronting
the Gulf with another small cottage, was sold [and
traded for a canal front lot at 529 77th St., Holmes
Beach measuring 90x110, Byers to Reilly] 1/4/97,
Reilly to Byers, for $750,000; list 865,000.
2705 & 2707 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a six-unit
apartment complex of 6bed/4bath/2efficiencies, built in
1950 on a 100x100 lot, was sold 1/5/96, Arida to
Battle, for $285,000; list $350,000.
310 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a two office [each
12x21 w/l/2bath], five storage garages, and one apart-




DICK MAHER
REALTOR
778-2261
Dick has been a major
player in the Island Real
Estate Industry for over 10
years, and is one of Neal &
Neal's Top Producers.
Call anytime for a consultation.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325


ment [800sfla ibed/lbath] building of 2,750 sf total,
built in 1970 on a 52x1 10 lot now zoned ROR (retail,
office, residential), was sold 1/3/96, VanOstenbridge to
Garvey, for $235,000; list $275-250,000.
3202 6th Ave., Holmes Beach, a ground level
1,450 sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1971 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 1/2/96, Heines to Slatten, for $124,500;
list $129,900.
501 Gulf Dr. South, Bradenton Beach, a two-story,
three-unit apartment complex of 5bed/6bath 2,350 sfla
built in 1940 on a 50x100 lot with good Gulf views,
was sold 1/3/96, Heffernan to Kalberer, for $190,000;
list $272-255,000.
5616 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, B302 Gulf Shores,
a Gulf front 1,440 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1980,
was sold 1/2/96, Bedrosian to Mackenzie, for
$180,000; list $189,000.
621 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a canal front ground


Custom built, elevated duplex. Owners side is
a 2BR/2BA over 1,400 sq. ft. with large
screened deck, bay windows and marble fire-
place, 2 car garage and finished storage. Ten-
ants side is 2BR/2BA with screened lanai. 6201
Holmes Blvd. $239,000.


level 1,420 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1968 on
a 90x115 lot, was sold 1/5/96, Gordon to Slavik, for
$200,000; list $215,000.
901 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 2 Pelican Cove
Resort, an elevated 2bed/2bath 962 sfla condo built in
1982, was sold 1/3/96, Beker to Pasqualetti, for
$125,000; list $145,000.
108 78th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1,604
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1946 on a 112x80
lot, was sold 1/10/96, Pollock to Kielian, for $205,000;
list unknown.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 239 Runaway
Bay, a bay front second story 1,114 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1978, was sold 1/8/96, Appleton to
Darbyshire & Kirstein, for $125,000; list unknown.
* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander
Bystander. 1996

TWO OUTSTANDING NEW KEY WEST STYLE HOMES
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 14







Spacious 3BR/2BAwith
French doors, vaulted
ceilings, large back
deck, ceramic tile in liv-
ing area. Low mainte-
nance, white shell yard,
located on the West
Side of Gulf Drie.
2BR/2BA home with peeks of Gulf! Sparkling, white
shell yard, 300 ft. to gorgeous beaches. Living area
is all ceramic tile, carpeted bedrooms.
Call Dolores M. Baker a
Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 n 01







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.













.Keegan, 723-3929. 68328.
ANNA MARISPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT.Light and bright 1st floor







RARE TROPICAL WATERFRONT ESTATE. 3.4 +-noramic
acre, 3 or 4BR/4-1/2B, 4,200 +/- sq. ft. Magnificent mas-
ter suite, 2 fireplaces, designer kitchen. French doors
and windows. Fabulous views and dock. Gated com-
pound. $595,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. #67632.
SUPER LOCATION. Close to the beach, beautifully up-
graded. 2BR/2B and 3BR/2B duplex, large porches and
utility rooms. Excellent income potential. $189,900. Janet
Bellingar, 727-7870 or Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826. #65767.
FANTASTIC HOME. Interior totally renovated. 3 blocks
to beach. 3BR/2-1/2B, new pool and spa in 1995.
$192,000. Marilyn Brown, 377-6215.
FURNISHED SEASONAL OR ANNUAL RENTALS on
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach. Contact
Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1B, newly renovated with
great decor. Walk to the beach. $1300 per mo.
Avutilabeity rooms. Excellent income potentMilianl. $189,900. Janet
SFANTASTIC HOME. Interior totally renovated/1B. Dire3 blocks
$192,000. Marilyn Brownne, 3377-6215.01)
Barbara Milian, 778-2275.







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


CANALFRONT HOME on a double lot. 2BR/2BA,
fireplace, terrazzo floors, caged pool, close to
beach. $300,000. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662.








AFFORDABLE BEACH GETAWAY Bring your
imagination to turn this 2BR/2BA Anna Maria home
into your private Island retreat. Only 3 blocks to
beach and handy to tennis. 8 ft. decorative ceilings,
tile kitchen and baths, terrazzo floors, glass en-
closed lanai. Needs new heat/AC. As is with loads
of possibilities. Only $139,900. Please call Judy
Duncan at 778-1589.
SAN REMO SHORES 2BR/2BA home on deep wa-
ter canal. Nice flowing floor plan for easy entertain-
ing. Spacious glass enclosed family room. Large
corner lot. Dock & davits. $149,900. Call Marion
Ragni 778-1504 after hours.
WOWII WHAT A DEALII Sailboat water, wide ca-
nal, davits, Florida room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, new
a/c with heat pump and hot water recovery newer
roof all for $139,900. Hurry!! For details and per-
sonal tour call Marion H. Ragni 778-1504 evenings.

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REALTORS


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


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER FEBRUARY 22, 1996 M PAGE 31 ID


Gulfstream Realty
S" 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.
Robert Saint-Jean
". "JE PARLE FRANCAIS"
BUYING OR SELLING,
CALL ON THE
CANADIAN EXPERT
CANALFRONT 2/2 CONDO .................. $109,900
CANALFRONT 3/3 CONDO .................. $145,000
1 ACRE BUILDING LOT............................$39,900
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2/2 ..........$61,500 & UP
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY NOON TO 3PM






Call Bobye

For condos with
Extraordinary
Views!
OFFICE 778-2261, EVES. 778-1532
OR TOLL FREE (800) 422-6235
BOBYE CHASEY Realtor*
* 5400 GULF DRIVE #39 Wrap around view of Gulf.
$250,000. Open Sunday Feb. 25 1 4 pm
* TOWN HOUSE 3BR/3BA on Watson Bayou steps to boat
dock. Only water view available at Westbay Point & Moor-
ings. $220,000
* PANORAMIC VIEW OF INTRACOASTAL at Westbay
Cove South. Reduced to $139,000.


BILL ALEXANDER WedebrockRealEstate Company
1Broker Salesman


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ED OLIVEIRA &
JERRY MARTINEK
YOUR RUNAWAY BAY
... .SPECIALISTS!
RUNAWAY BAY is one of the best values on our beautiful island. It of-
fers on site property management for the absentee investor owner. The
complex is well maintained with a large heated pool and is just across the
street from the beach! We have units from 78,900 to 119,900. Call Ed or
Jerry for more details. Runaway Bay is located at 1801 Gulf Drive North.

ISLAND CONDOS
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB...2/2 .......... GULFFRONT....... CALL DAVE.... $249,900
COQUINA MOORINGS............. 2/2 ............ BAYFRONT....... CALL DAVE...: $182,500
GULF CABINS.......................... 2/2 .......... GULFFRONT........... CALLED .... $174,500
PERICO ISLAND...................... 2 ........... LAKEVIEW CALL SUZANNE .... $126,500
RUNAWAY BAY................... 2/2 ... GROUND FLOOR..... CALL JERRY.... $119,900
RUNAWAY BAY ....................... 2/2 ...... LAGOON VIEW..... CALL JERRY .... $117,900
PERICO BAY CLUB...............2/2 ................VIEWS CALL SUZANNE.... $112,000
IMPERIAL HOUSE ................... 2/1 .......... UPGRADED ...........CALL ED .....$99, 900
BRIDGEPORT .......................... 2/2 ............ GULFVIEW ....... CALL DAVE...... $89,900
RUNAWAY BAY....................... 1/1 ......LAGOON VIEW ........... CALL ED...... $78,900
IMPERIAL HOUSE.................... 2/1 ............ VERY NICE CALL SUZANNE...... $78,000

ISLAND HOMES
120 WHITE AVE....................4/2STEPS TO GULF ...........CALL BILL.... $249,900
2107 AVENUE A .................. 3/2 ....... BAYVIEW........ CALL ED/DAVE .... $235,000

ISLAND APARTMENTS/DUPLEX
114 8TH ST SO..............2/1 EACH SIDE/BAYFRONT ......CALL DAVE ......... $389,900
2400 AVENUE C ..................... FOURPLEX ............... CALL DAVE ......... $279,500
93 NORTH SHORE DRIVE ... 2/1 EACH SIDE ...............CALL DAVE ......... $178,000
307 66TH ST. ............................. DUPLEX............... CALL BILL ......... $139,900

LOTS
230 SO. HARBOR.......... CANALFRONT-BAYVIEWS ......... CALL DAVE.... $147,500
123 51STST .............................. ZONED DUPLEX.............. CALL ED.... $139,900


A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
REAL ESTATE
WAGNE2 RIEAITY
778-2246
(800) 211-2323


We Still Have Vacancies
forMarch and April
Weekly and Monthly
Call Lisa for all your
S Property Management Needs
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Lisa Varano 778-0700 1-800-401-1054


Property Management Team
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Island Real Estate Presents...

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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Ground JUST LISTED! Bayfront Perico Bay Club
level end unit with carport in estate-like set- 2BR/2B condo with carport, screened
ting overlooking tropical landscape. Pool, porch. Fabulous community with guard at
tennis enclosed lanai, Berber carpet and gate, pools, tennis, clubhouse activities
morel Priced to SELL! $124,000. and serene location. $89,900.


BUILDERS LAST MODEL Pick your
carpet, tile and fixtures! 3BR/3B condo
in upscale waterfront community with
boat slip for 40' boat, pools, tennis, club-
house and private location. $315,000.


REDUCEDII Lowest priced canalfront
home on Anna Maria Islandl Endless
possibilities, large lot, boat dock.
Screened porch, split design, 3BR/2B.
$149,000.


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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
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all of Perico Bay MARILYN
Call Me Today! TREVETHAN
REALTOR
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Serving the Island
from the same
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IT PAGE 32 ; FEBRUARY 22, 1996 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


FURNITURE PECAN dining room table, 5 side and
1 arm chair, cane back, upholstered seats, $285.
Also 90" upholstered sofa with bolsters, $85. All ex-
cellent condition. Miscellaneous items. 7789266.
AUBUSSON CARPET 8.5' x 10.5' blue, off white with
accent colors. Excellent condition. $450. 778-5427.
WANTED WASHER & DRYER. Must be in good
working condition. 778-5793.
WANTED TO BUY. 2 bikes man's and woman's.
Also heavy duty wheelbarrow. Phone 778-8301.
VCR, TV, STEREO and computer repair. Under
$49.95 in most cases. Free in shop estimates, 30
years experience. VCR Clinic, 10018 Cortez Rd.
795-5324.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang &
Olufsen stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


FLEA MARKET Sat., Feb. 24, 8 -1. Palma Sola Har-
bor condos, 9400 Cortez Rd. W. Appliances large &
small, furniture, Kimball organ, bikes, sporting equip-
ment, jewelry, baked goods, clothes, shells etc. In-
formation 792-3475.
SANDPIPER PARK street & fun sale. Sat., Feb. 24,9
-2. Lunch available. 2601 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 23 & 24, 9- ? Misc.
household items. 236 So. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.
PORCH SALE Sat., Feb. 24, 8 to 12. Household,
crafts, numerous items. Many families. 526 56th St.,
Holmes Beach.
THREE FAMILY GARAGE sale. 8 to 2. 10323
Spoonbill Rd. W. Miscellaneous items.
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE. Sat., Mar. 2, 8:30 to noon.
Lots of goodies, crafts and bake sale. Also a pancake
breakfast. Gulfshore, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Dr.


LOST AT ISLAND LIBRARY Feb. 13,1996. A black
western leather hat with brown tooled leather hat
band bearing initials GTB. If found, call 778-1547.
LOST MINI PHOTO abum, mauve colored cat and Christ-
mas photos. Sentimental value. Reward. 778-4838.
LOST QUAKER PARROT, green with gray breast in
the vacinity of Ave. B & 25th St. Reward. Please call
778-5019.


BINGO EVERY THURSDAY at 7 pm. 3 cards $1.50.
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd and
Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
$100 REWARD FOR INFORMATION leading to the
arrest and conviction of persons destroying property
of the 77th St. Cabana Club. Call 778-3624.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5408 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (be-
tween D.Coy Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants),
Holmes Beach.


RESIDENTS AGAINST THE high bridge have a sec-
ond chance to donate items of reusable rummage for
Save Anna Maria, Inc.'s second rummage sale to be
held on March 9 within the Privateers' Thieves' Market.
Drop off usable items at Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr. or
call Joy Courtney at 778-5405 for pick up. Thanks a mil-
lion to the many who donated items for SAM's sale on
Feb. 10. Watch the Islander Bystander for the financial
results. All proceeds donated to SAM's legal fund.
SELF EMPLOYED individual and families and small
business owners. Save up to 30% on your health insur-
ance premiums. Call Arnold 746-1566 or 794-0567.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food, wa-
ter, plus lots of TLCI Call 778-6000.


MOPED SACHS ENGINE $600 if it starts, $500 if it
doesn't. Temperamental. German Hurcules 1984.
Call 778-7820.
1989 ISUZU IMPULSE, cherry red, excellent condi-
tion. Sunroof, cruise, a/c, Clarion stereo cassette, 5
speed, like new. $3,500 OBO. Call 778-6258 eves.
WANTED TO STORE my car in your garage over the
summer season. Call 778-1418 to work out details.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
SAILBOARD SIMILAR to Sunfish, fair condition. $150
or best offer. 778-3879, Gerry. Must sell by 2/29.
BOAT DOCK FOR RENT $75 mo. 620 Dundee, Key
Royale. Up to 25'. (615) 962-0439.


COUNTER PERSON for bagel shop. Mothers hours.
Full time. Call Cindy 779-1212.
HELP WANTED servers, line cooks, dishwashers.
Rotten Ralph's, phone 778-3953.
RETIRED? NEED extra income? Clerk for gift shop on
the beach. Nights and weekends part time. Must be
willing to do light cleaning. Call 778-8607, ask for Robin.
TOP PAY! Now accepting applications for broilers,
saut6, prep, servers, cocktails. Apply in person. Buc-
caneer Inn, 595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key.
DEALERS AND SALESPEOPLE wanted, no experi-
ence necessary. Earn big $$$, up to 50% commis-
sion. China etc. 779-1109 or 746-1566.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED
YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you can
give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.


ADULT DAY CARE in our facility. Transportation op-
tional. Florida A.D.C. license # 8166. Call 794-6864.
CNA COMPANION will care for elderly in your home.
Errands, doctors, appointments, etc. Experienced
and references. Call 792-4589.


JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
INCOME TAX SERVICE. Over 30 years experience.
Call Pat Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
INCOME TAX SERVICE Call Laurie Miller at 778-2844.
TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED to & from Tampa and
Sarasota airports. Feb., Mar. and Apr. Call 751-3011.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE de-
pendable cleaning services for homes, offices, con-
dos and rentals. Call Rick 778-2864.
'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Experience professional cleaning. Residen-
tial & commercial. Homes, condos, rentals and busi-
nesses. Excellent references. Call for estimate or
appointment. Beverly 778-1945.
ISLAND AUTO/TRUCK repair. Complete mobile ser-
vice, foreign and domestic. All repairs guaranteed. ASE
certified, 17 years experience. Affordable rates, free
estimates. Call 778-6979 or beeper 749-2150.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4
hours. Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach:
778-0999. Bradenton: 748-8551.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning. 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.
PRO CLEAN professional carpet & furniture clean-
ing. See the difference with our powerful mobile
cleaning plant. Quick-dry system. Satisfaction guar-
anteed. 779-1422


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.


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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!
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222 CHILSON
This 3BR elevated home is located on sailboat water within
walking distance to the beach in the City of Anna Maria. Split
bedroom plan with great room make this a must see. Priced right
at just $209,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986 or Pat
Jackson eves. at 778-3301.

SFran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 r) *P O71 0 oP0BaC717*Ann Maol, FL34211
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


This secluded Gulf estate is 4BR/4 1/2BA with living area and
master suite sharing panoramic view Wrap-a-round decks link
each section and french doors open onto 42 ft. main deck.
Asking $950,000 & owner financing. Call Mane Franklin.



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"We ARE t, Island.'
9805 G&u OD &. PO Box 835 Ann s Mia, Fortlda 34218
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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.


Doug
Dowling
Realty
778-1222


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CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, design
service, quality, fair prices. Reg.# RR0066450. (941)
795-1947. ______


FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.


KIMBALL GENERAL CONTRACTING. Residential
& commercial. New construction or remodeling. 25
years experience, insured. Lic. # 058-092. Call
778-5354.


CARPET, VINYL, TILE. Sold, installed and re-
paired. Free estimates, excellent prices. All work-
manship guaranteed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve
Allen 383-5381.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash re-
moval, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 794-6348.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 778-5617.
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.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, roof coating and
repairs, carpentry, dry wall repairs, painting. TV
and phone jacks installed. Island Home Repairs.
778-0410.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191. 747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
CUSTOM HOME MAINTENANCE, inside and out,
cleaning, painting, lawn care, etc. Responsible
couple at your service. 779-2151.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.
THE I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remod-
eling, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.



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When buying or selling, Ed can
make your Island Dream come true!
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Wagner Dealty ~ (Since 1939
778-1751 2217 Gulf Drive 778-224I
Evenings Bradenton Beach Office
FL 34217


Fish

Tales

Welcome!
Got a great catch?
We'd love to hear
your fish stories, and
pictures are welcome
at The Islander
Bystander. Just give
us a call at 778-7978
or stop by our office
in the Island Shop-
ping Center,
Holmes Beach.


JULIE McCLURE

SEstate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
SProperty
Appraisals

Consultations
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.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
^ /FAX# 778-7035 r---
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307 0l-
LOTS OF LOTS!!!
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria ................... REDUCED to $69,000
Zoned ROR. Lots of possibilities here. OWNER MAY FINANCE. Great buy in Anna
Maria City. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
301 Pine Ave., Anna Maria .................. REDUCED to $150,000
Two lots zoned ROR in Anna Maria City. OWNER MAY FINANCE. Also priced separately
at $79,000. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
111 Tern Dr., Anna Maria .......................................................... $134,500
One of the last canalfront lots lefts in Anna Maria. This cul-de-sac lot offers 104 ft.
on the water in a very private setting. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken
Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
112 Tern Dr., Anna Maria .......................................................... $139,900
If you want peace and quiet this lot is for you! Wonderful canalfront lot at the end of
a very quiet street. This lot offers great views down several canals. Call Agnes Tooker
eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986.
MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY zoned for 9 units. 200 X 200 lot north of Manatee Av-
enue in Holmes Beach. Many possibilities including apartment complex or condomini-
ums. Very close to Gulf beaches. Owner is motivated and has listed below market value
at $259,000. Call Pat Jackson eves. 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE
They can't make anymore This is the last piece of undeveloped waterfront
property in Anna Maria City. Unlimited potential with 15 proposed lots avail-
able. Call Fran Maxon today for a complete brochure on this unbelievable
investment opportunity Asking $2,110,000.


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#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott


AVAILABLE APR. 15-JUN. 1. Fully furnished beach
cottage. 1 BR/1 BA, private lot and parking. $400 per
week includes phone and cable. 778-2832.
AVAILABLE MAR. 1 16. .Duplex 1BR/1BA, close
to shopping and restaurants, 1 block to nice Gulf
beach in South Holmes Beach. $400 per week in-
cludes utilities, cable and phone. Also avail, for '97
season, $1,200 mo. 778-2832.
STILL AVAILABLE Mar. 9 29. Gulffront ground
floor, 1BR/1BA condo. Screened lanai, sundeck on
private beach w/ hot tub. $525 per wk. includes
phone and cable. 778-2832.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.
SIX MONTH RENTAL. Unfurnished, 3BR/2BA and
spacious great room design. Choice neighborhood
near beach. Only $850 mo. plus utilities. Call Anna
Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY/MARCH furnished apart-
ment, monthly rental. 1BR/1BA, private yard, 2
blocks to the beach. Cable TV, microwave. $1,200
mo., $350 wk. Must call 749-1695.
CHARMING BEACH CLASSIC 2BR/1 BA, Gulfview,
all new kitchen, w/d, hardwood floors and double
garage. Perfect winter get away. $650 wk or $1,800
mo. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244
KEY ROYALE SEASONAL 3BR canalfront home
now available. Newly furnished & remodeled dining
& breakfast rooms w/screened in porch. Beautiful
area w/shopping and beach moments away. $2,200
mo. Security required. Call 778-2968.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, 2BR/2BA, lovely & spa-
cious with deck and garage. Steps to beach. $700
mo. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244.
SMALL SHOP in best Anna Maria location available
in March. Call T. H. Cole (941) 779-1213.




SUSANNE KASTEN
REALTOR
Ich Spreche Deutsch
Office: 941-778-2291
Fax: 941-778-2294
Home: 941-921-4130


SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly ac-
commodations. Fully furnished. Walk to beach, post
office, restaurants. Magnolia apartments. 778-2627.
Visit our gift shop.
STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, par-
tially furnished/optional. $525 mo. 1st, last, security.
No pets. 778-1345.
SECLUDED SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
Pool, covered parking, Bayview. Available Apr. $900
mo. 6 9 mo. lease. Jan., Feb., Mar. '97, 3 mo.
$5,500. 723-6802.
YEARLY UNFURNISHED spacious 1 BR/1 BA with
garage on north end of Island. Call Dave at Wagner
Realty 778-2246, eves. 778-7976.
BEAUTIFUL GROUND LEVEL house overlooking
bay. 2BR/2BA, available Mar. or Par. $1,800 per mo.
778-9639.
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.
BEACHFRONT 96 97 WINTER season. 3BR/2BA,
dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, cable, TV,
VCR, phone, fireplace, utilities included. Covered
patio, carport. Discount 3 mo. Shown Feb. week-
ends. 101 78th St. (813) 778-3532, (941) 686-5448.
SEASONAL 96/97. 2BR/1BA home, screened
porch, cable, w/d, garage. Close to beach. (813)
689-0925.
2BR/1BA ANNUAL ON Bradenton Beach at 9th
Street N. $600 mo. Call after 3 pm. (804) 220-3544.
2BR/2BA FULLY FURNISHED duplex close to
beach and shopping. Available now, Mar., and Apr.,
also May through Oct. 778-0510.
1BR/1BA NEAR GULF. $1,000 per mo. Available
Feb. 24, 1996. 778-8429, eves. (813) 289-0322.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1/2 duplex. Lovely 2BR/
2BA with large deck & storage. Steps to beach.
Washer and dryer. $600 mo. Small pet ok. 779-2128.



DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
furnished units available
"Now through Season"
"DIAL DEBBIE"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152

Debbie Dial Ir RWMIX Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
I HOLMES BEACH, FL.


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^ J Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
l7781345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
-!!I I -^ AND SATISlFACTION

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


MULCH STONE SHELL SOD

^-Jstom Trucking
Free Estimates 778-1497
____ HAULING BOAT DELIVERY

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience



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


REMODELING]


* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS
* DECKS &. MORF


ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

= ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399 .


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REKEY MASTER Interior & Exterior
REKEYINSTALLMASTER Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
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JUST LISTED. EXECUTIVE Bayfront, 2BR/2BA +
den, immaculate. Mar., Apr. and on 96. Available wk/
mo. 778-0340.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA DUPLEX in Anna Maria.
Yearly lease, no pets. 1st, last, security. $575 mo.
Available May 1. Call 792-8817 or 756-8787.
2BR APARTMENT with bath, living room and kitchen.
$450 mo. annual. 1st, last, security. 1 year lease.
778-5825.
ANNUAL RENTAL, close to beach. 1BR/1.5BA, like
new. $550 mo. 1st, last, security. 104 6th St. South,
#B, Bradenton Beach. 365-5961.
2BR/1BA GROUND LEVEL apt. Seasonal Mar. -
Apr. 1 block west of Gulf Dr. Dishwasher, washer/
dryer. $1,600 mo. 778-6427.
HIDEAWAY PERFECT BAYVIEW between bridges,
96 97 season. 1 & 2BR, completely furnished. Pre-
fer 4 6 mo., no smoking, no pets, quiet. 1st floor,
nice yard with patio. Walk to everything, lovely area.
778-7107.
GULFFRONT BEST VIEW, 3BR/2BA, fireplace in
top floor master suite. Patio, tropical garden. Mar.
18/24, $1,050. April 10 on. $3,300 mo./$1,200 wk.
778-0990.
ANNUAL/SEASONAL GULFVIEW. Small dead end
st along Gulf. 2BR $1,600 mo. $650 wk. or $800 mo.
2BR $1,400 mo. 3BR $1,800 mo. $700 wk. '96/97.
778-0990.
PET OK. PRIVATE, shaded, fenced yard, Gulfside.
Steps to shelling, shops, fine food, fishing pier. 1 BR
plus sleeper. Wk/mo/yr. 792-8482.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA house.
Panoramic view, available Apr. due to cancella-
tion. Full month/weekly. Also Dec. 96 Jan. 97.
(813) 920-5595.
SUNRISE ON THE BAY Gulf/Bay front, 2BR/
2BA, large enclosed porch, view Skyway. Wk/
mo. 778-0340.
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share home in
Anna Maria with male smoker. $450 mo., child + $50.
778-6742.
HOUSEMATE WANTED to share 3BR/2BA.. Work-
ing male. $100 wk. $50 deposit, all utilities included.
W/D, no pets or smokers. 778-5114 after 6 pm.
ROOMMATE WANTED seasonal ok. Nice furnished
room. 778-6258 eves.
ANNA MARIA CITY 2BR/1BA, small yard. Attractive,
light and bright, good location and close to Gulf. $600
mo. 1st, last, security. No pets. 778-3628.
WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL 2 3BR/3BA. Profes-
sional couple with children, excellent rental and em-
ployment references. Prefer with yard. 794-0351.
WANTED 1BR EFFICIENCY. Feb., Mar., Apr 15,
1997. Reasonable. Call after 7 pm. 778-5901.


OPEN HOUSE Sun., Feb. 25, 1 4. Playa
Encantada, 6006 Gulf Dr. #212. Gorgeous beach,
heated pool, tennis, turnkey furnished. $169,900.
Neal & Neal Realtors, Helen White 778-2261, eves.
778-6956.
LOVELY BAYFRONT 2nd fl., 2BR/2BA condo. Gulf
across street. Secured entry, elevator, private beach,
boat dock, pool, spa. $152,000. Call Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244 anytime.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA, split design, lanai, large
dock, double garage, circle driveway. 615 Emerald
Lane. Info call 778-0017.
LOTS FOR SALE in Anna Maria City. The price is
reduced to $135,000 for this lot near the north point,
where an elevated home will have beautiful
waterviews. $156,000 will buy a canalfront lot with
dock in a quiet neighborhood on Hammock Rd., just
a short walk to beach. Horizon Realty 778-0426.
Eves. call Peggy 778-6483 or Steve 778-5052.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $153,900. 778-7127.


INTERIOR / EXTERIOR PAINTING
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25 Years Experience
30 Years Island Resident
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STopping Trimming Removal
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Insured & Licensed
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Step ~ Aerobics Tone
Mon, Tues & Thurs 6:30-7:30pm
At the Bradenton Beach Fire Station 2nd St. N.
Outdoor Walk & Tone Twice a Month
CALL FOR SCHEDULE & LOCATION GERI TRAVIS 779-2129
V Fitness Consulting also available

For Your Island Home Paint Needs \

ISLAND.
PAINT WORKS

Interior/Exterior 9 Years Experience
Privately Owned New Construction
Residential/Local Business Repaints

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Under recent legislation, the State of Florida will
allow selective trimming of mangroves under the
supervision of a Registered Landscape Architect.
Eatman & Smith, a leader in coastal architecture and
landscape design is now accepting reservations for
mangrove trimming. Please call our office at (941)
778-3113 for information or visit our office at 129
Bridge Street in downtown Bradenton Beach.
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BAYFRONT ANNA MARIA 3BR home. Fantastic
views of Skyway and Tampa Bay. Owner may fi-
nance. $279,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
Gulfstream. 778-7777.
WANTED PRINCIPLE desires small, Gulffront or
Gulfview, Bayfront or Bayview home. Call NY (516)
589-3943. Leave message.
ANNA MARIA BUILDING LOT with breathtaking
view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Super spot
for the avid fisherman. $119,900. Phone (941)
778-5842.
LOT, ANNA MARIA, 309 S. Bay. 65' x 100'. Spec-
tacular view of Tampa Bay and Skyway. Reduced to
$126,000. Phone (941) 778-4363.
BAYOU WATERFRONT CONDO. Newly remodeled,
2BR/1BA, dock space. Must sell or rent. $850 mo.
plus utilities. 779-2206.


Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Experienced Island Specialist
Homes Investments Condos
MIK GULFSTREAM REALTY
778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752


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FOR SALE 2BR/2BA home. Call 778-5814 for ap-
pointment.
HOLMES BEACH, deep canal, dock, davits, heated
caged pool. 3BR/2BA, big lanai, family room, fire-
place, wheelchair accessible, sprinklers. 778-9378.


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PERICO BAY CLUB, by owner. Unique 2BR/2BA
villa with garage, ceramic tile floors and extended liv-
ing area. Must be seen! $110,000. 794-0959.


PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA villa with garage.
Storm, security and insulator shutters. Glassed lanai,
suhdeck, customized kitchen and office. Decorator
furnished. Furnished $136,000, unfurnished
$125,000. By owner 795-8371.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Newly remodeled
inside and out. $129,500. 2103 Ave. B., Bradenton
Beach. 778-1353.
BEAUTIFUL BAYVIEW HOME 2 years old. Large
screened porch. 2/3BR 2BA. Drive by 2202 Ave. A,
Bradenton Beach. $229,900. 778-2960.
LARGE & SUNNY! 2BR/2BA, condo, corner unit,
Gulfview. Gorgeous beach, heated pool, $227,000.
Neal & Neal Realtors. Helen White 778-2261, eves.
778-6956.
BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA home. Panoramic view,
caged pool, boat davits, large lot. $395,000. Neal
& Neal Realtors. Helen White 778-2261, eves.
778-6956.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA home. 2BR/2BA ground
level on Lake LaVista access to Tampa Bay. Caged
solar pool, quiet cul-de-sac, walk to beaches. 113
Pelican Dr. $229,000. (941) 778-9107 or 778-6774.
SPORTSMAN HARBOR 2 years new home, 2BR/
2BA, den, 2 blocks to Gulf. All furnishings included.
Only $199,900. 779-1109.
PERICO SHORES Executive home sites including
waterfront lots, deed restricted community, ready for
immediate building. Custom builder available. From
$74,900. David 779-1109.


19 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the
Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise
"any preference, limitation or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial sta-
tus or national origin, or intention to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial sta-
tus includes children under age of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant 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 ad-
vertised 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
impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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UM3 PAGE 36 FEBRUARY 22, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


AS ELMER FUDD WOULD SAY...
BY HARVEY ESTES / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
I Bumps one's
gums
5 Miles of film
10 Barefaced
14 Model for the
writer La
Fontaine
19 I.R.S.'s tax
portion,
seemingly?
21 The buck private
stops here
23 Fridge device
24 Marry feisty
lady?
25 Gizmos for
office files
26 Fernando
27 Friendless
28 Mind
29 Retiring
31 Sandra Bullock
film, with "The"
32 Jenny Lind, e.g.
34 Show
overanticipation
35 "Henry IV" role
40 Kind of jacket
41 Street vendor's
offering
42 Abductor of
Helen
43 Start of a drive
44 Summer abroad
45 Slalom markers


qJI ',I


47 George
Meredith novel,
with "The"
49 Ominous cloud
50 Check
52 Day's end
54 Red River delta
city
55 Musical
standouts
57 Inclines
58 Speaker's aid
59 Runs in place
60 Lounges
61 Overhaul
62 Manhattan
buyer
64 Monte--
65 Sleeper's
problem
68 Word of
surrender
69 Tacking on
71 Madonna's
record label
72 White sheet
73 Like some teeth
75 Rubes, in old
slang
77 Metro vehicle
78 Like words after
la: Abbr.
79 Big leaf
containers
80 Dry up and
shrink
82 Skeptical
comment
84 Hie
86 Pack extra
87 Batters
88 Go (for)


89 Nation reunited
in 1990
90 -- of faculty
91 Gives lip service
94 Yugo. neighbor
95 Big barker
99 Condemned
inventor?
101 Tentacled
creature
103 Unseemly
104 Newton's
choreography?
105 Inscribed pillar
106 Pasture, in
poetry
107 Something to
believe in
108 Beginning to do
well?
DOWN
I lona College
athlete
2 Edison's middle
name
3 Let it all out
4 Writer of two
biblical epistles
5 Unperturbed
6 Star, e.g.
7 "Darn!"
8 Long--
9 "And I Love

10 Bawl over
11 Upright
12 Calculator
feature: Abbr.
13 "Charlie and the
Chocolate
Factory" author
14 Relevance


15 Clown Kelly
16 Letter closer
17 "--word..."
18 Educ. org.
20 In hiding
22 Like an evening
landscape
26 Where baby
dragons come
from?
29 Refuse
30 Kind of
exchange
32 Spat
33 Roulette profit?
34 Last sip bits
35 Misses the boat
36 Nova (old
musical style)
37 No matter how
heavy?
38 One in a pen
39 Name of three
popes
40 Stack part
41 Darts
42 Canvasses
46 Kickoff
48 Jug size
49 Kitchen utensils
51 Lunar-
53 1912 Olympic
decathlon
champ
54 Card collection
56 Nasty, formally
58 Projection
60 Nordland
natives
61 Took to jail
62 Bungles
63 Place to beach a
boat


64 Hugh le roi
65 One on two
wheels
66 They fill
perimeters
67 Word
purrfect?
70 Quantity
purchase
73 What's in it


74 Bon or mon
follower
76 Stuck
79 Highest level
81 Turner of tunes
83 Unlicensed
anesthesiologist
85 Kind of service
86 Solidified
87 Hit on the head


1945 trio's site
Eddy of
"Rebel-'Rouser"
"Critique of Pure
Reason" writer
"Let --Me"
Counterfeit
"Sexual
Healing" singer,
1982


Contest winner's
cry
In years past
Will of "The
Waltons"
Minn. neighbor
Compass dir.
U. of Texas
teams play in it
Pitch sensitivity


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