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Anna Maria to 'work with'
new Anchorage owners
By Cynthia Finn
Chances are Anna Maria City law will be
changed to accommodate the sale of the business
and property known as the Anchorage restaurant
and allow resumption of full-bar service at the es-
tablishment, the city commission told interested
parties Feb. 20.
The sale of the 15,000-square-foot restaurant
- the former Fast Eddie's on Bay Boulevard
across from the City Pier from Seay Bros. Prop-
erties to the Casco Bay Restaurant Group is contin-
gent upon the new owner's ability to sell alcohol to
diners and lounge patrons.
John Home appeared before commissioners to
describe upgraded remodeling plans and ask for
help in overcoming a section of Anna Maria's al-
coholic beverage ordinance.
Home managed the Anchorage for Seay Bros.
until it closed its doors last May. He has since
managed the Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the City
Pier which is leased by the Seay Bros. from the
Home now works with the Casco Bay group
- led by Angela and Anthony DeFeo which has
contracted to manage the Oyster Bar as part of its
overall purchase of the Anchorage.
The state of Florida issues alcoholic beverage
licenses. The city, which issues occupation li-
censes, prohibits any new establishments from sell-
PLEASE SEE ANCHORAGE, NEXT PAGE
David Schafer, a first-
grade student in Mrs.
Mannino's class at the
Island school, gets a
surprise tummy tackle
from guest clown Saggy
Aggy as he does his own
version of leg stretches
to prepare for running
in the school's annual
$2,000 to be shared by
the music, art and
departments at Anna
Maria. Islander Photo:
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach once had a reputation of "tat-
tooed ladies chasing their boyfriends down Bridge
Street with frying pans."
Bridge Street is more tranquil now, the result of a
change in attitude among business leaders and citizens
to clean up a city once referred to as a "honky tonk."
But government in Bradenton Beach is far from
tranquil in the wake of charges of violation of city
employees' civil rights and lack of.leadership by the
city's top official.
The charges have reached the state where at least
one resident has publicly called for the resignation of
Mayor Leroy Arnold, the official who made what are
called accusations against several employees.
In a special meeting last Thursday to discuss em-
ployee grievances, City Clerk Alice Baird told council
members and about 40 citizens that Arnold said he had
been told Deputy City Clerk Lea Ann Bessonette was
Baird also said Arnold told her, "You can't be
trusted because you go to Allan Bazzy's church."
Bazzy, owner of the Bradenton Beach Marina, filed
suit against 19 city residents last year including
then-citizen Arnold for what Bazzy said was a con-
spiracy to block his expansion of the marina. The suit
was settled out of court in Bazzy's favor.
Arnold's response to Baird's and Bessonette's
charges: "Never in my life have I had a problem with
people on a religious or sexual basis. What a person
does with their life is their life. You took what I said
out of context. I mentioned some of it in a sense of
humor. I apologize if it was taken as some form of ha-
rassment or discipline. There must be other reasons for
this. I never intended to insult anyone.
"I guess my stupidity was I shouldn't have said
anything. If I'm guilty of anything, it's stupidity."
Arnold told The Islander Bystander Monday, "Be-
cause of the message, they are going to kill the messen-
ger. They blew it all out of proportion. I was told not
to trust Alice, and now I know I can't trust Alice."
Last week's special meeting was called to address
employee grievances, specifically the resignation of
Building Official Whitey Moran. Moran rescinded his
resignation in order to air his concerns specifically
his problems with Arnold.
Moran said Arnold suggested merging planning
and public works departments in December. Moran's
council liaison, Councilman Dick Suhre, instructed him
to develop a plan under Arnold's broad guidelines.
"I presented my finished product to the city coun-
cil Feb. 8 as I was requested," Moran said. "I was
PLEASE SEE ARNOLD, NEXT PAGE
Unexpected fog clouds Cortez Bridge
repair: expect more delays
Expect one more overnight closure of the Cortez
Bridge and continued single-lane closures intermit-
tently thanks to the damp, foggy weather.
Project workers at the Cortez Bridge said this week
that there's two more weeks worth of work before re-
habilitation of the bridge is finalized.
Don Maxwell, resident construction engineer at
Sarasota's maintenance division of the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation said, "We're hoping to get it
After confirming with on-site personnel, Maxwell
said the fog is slowing down painting and one more
night time closure will be necessary. Although last
week's closure was supposed to be the last, the crew
was only able to clean.
What night will they choose to do the work?
"Watch the weather," Maxwell said. "They need a
clear, dry night to finish the work."
Maxwell said a functional test for final clearance
with engineers from Tallahassee will be conducted Feb.
28. "They'll run through all the different functions and
test the wiring and lights all the bells and whistles.
They'll put the bridge up and down a couple of times,
check the timing sequence and balance. This is the last
check before we say everything is OK."
Maxwell said there are a couple of mechanical things
left to do including adding a ladder for access to the fender
system as well as work on the generator platform.
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School Daze........................................ ......... 23
Streetlife .................................... ............ 24
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 26
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FEBRUARY 29, 1996
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
PI PAGE 2 0 FEBRUARY 29, 1996 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
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ing or dispensing alcoholic beverages unless they are
at least 2,500 feet from similar establishments and at
least 2,500 feet from an established church, in this case
Roser Memorial Community Church.
The city's 1987 ordinance removes the pre-ordinance,
"grandfathered-in" right to sell alcohol from establish-
ments which shut their doors for more than 120 days.
However, an establishment may be exempt from
the 120-day rule for "a temporary closing ... for a rea-
sonable time for remodeling, reconstruction, adding an
addition or to repair damage by fire, storm, flood or
other act of God."
That section could also contain an exemption for
a closing due to an establishment's going out of busi-
ness and being put up for sale, commissioners agreed
They told Home, current owner Phil Seay and pro-
spective owner Anthony DeFeo that they would work
with city attorney Jim Dye to amend the law, hopefully
in time for the DeFeos to fulfill their April 15 contract
deadline with the Seay Bros.
The DeFeos have retained Stephen Dye, attorney
for the city of Holmes Beach and Jim Dye's brother, to
represent them on this issue. Stephen Dye was not
present at the Feb. 20 meeting but wrote a Feb. 15 let-
ter to his brother requesting discussion of the matter by
Home opened discussion by describing the success
of newly added New England seafood items out on the
pier under the DeFeos' management and by presenting
a verbal and artistic impression of remodeling plans for
A new roof and kitchen, "more of an Old Florida
look" with increased window-exposure onto Tampa
Bay and a shift in the lounge bar to allow customers
rather than the bartender the better view are among the
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he had been on an in-
terior tour of the restaurant. He explained that there will
be no change in the footprint of the building.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
shocked and deeply hurt that some members of the
council interpreted my work product as a vehicle for
self-promotion, as this was not the case. I neither sup-
ported nor opposed the merger, I merely did what was
requested of me.
"The personal and professional attacks levied at me
during that meeting left me confused and deeply
scarred," Moran continued. "This attack during the
meeting, coupled with the rumors relating to employ-
ees being discharged, complaint campaigns against me
and comments made about me made me feel that I
could no longer be effective or continue to work in an
environment where my peers and superiors questioned
both my professional skills as well as my integrity."
Arnold said he "never, never, never asked about
firing people. I asked the city attorney about the chain
of command. The purpose of the call the system of
having council liaisons assigned to departments, I was
trying to determine if there was a more efficient way to
do things. I also wanted to know what the mayor was
supposed to do. Is the mayor a ceremonial, ribbon-cut-
ting position or is it the administrator of the city?"
City Attorney Alan Prather said, "There are a num-
ber of federal and state laws that require that concerns
of this type be addressed. It is the legal policy of the
city to not discriminate. Employees are free to exercise
their First Amendment rights."
Council members and the audience appeared
startled at the accusations and responses.
Resident Dick Griffin asked Arnold, "Did these
Arnold said, "I was imparting information and ru-
mors I'd heard."
"I know this lady," Griffin said, pointing to
Bessonette, "and I know Alice. I'm asking you tonight
to resign as mayor of the city."
"I was just trying to relay the rumors I'd heard,"
Arnold said. "I did not believe it myself."
"I'm just dumbfounded by the things I've heard to-
night," Councilman John Kaufmann said. "To properly
heal, we need to clear the air and get these emotions out.
I hope we can come to some kind of consensus in support
of the employees. As to the anger of the marina, it's a dead
Present Anchorage owner Phil Seay, left, would-be owner Anthony DeFeo, center, and Anna Maria Oyster
Bar manager John Home brought their hopes and plans to the city commission last week. Islander Photo:
"I think everyone will be happy," said Shumard. "It
will be quite a nice change. We are going to take the
issue up with our attorney."
"We're not trying to open up a Pandora's box and
strike the ordinance," said Home. "This establishment
has had a liquor license for a long time."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe agreed. "This was one
of the first places in the city of Anna Maria" to serve
liquor. "I see no reason not to allow liquor back in
Commissioner Elaine Burkly asked Home if the
new owners had plans to operate a seafood processing
business in the city. He said no.
Commissioner George McKay said he wants the
city to retain its right to review such issues on a case-
by-case basis, but he sees no reason not to amend the
law for this type of scenario.
"This ordinance wasn't intended to put anybody
out of business," he said. "The state hasn't punished
anybody for going out of business."
The state license is "all OK," Home said and the
DeFeos have no intention of seeking a full liquor li-
cense for the pier restaurant.
Resident Ron Pepka asked commissioners about
Ato's restaurant, the former Candy Cain's, south of the
Anchorage on Bay Boulevard.
"I understand," said Pepka, "that Ato's has applied
to the city for a liquor license and been denied. What
is the city's position" if a lawsuit results?
Said Wolfe, "The previous owner brought a multi-
count suit against the city and lost on all counts. I don't
think Ato's will do any better."
City Clerk Peg Nelson said the city does not issue
liquor licenses and that no application for a change in
Ato's commercial-occupation licensing from the city
has come into her office.
Bradenton Beach Building Official Whitey Moran
has called it quits and this time he says there's no
chance of his reconsidering his resignation.
Moran, in a written statement Monday, said, "I
feel it would be in the best interest for both the city
and myself professionally as well as personally that
I resign effective March 1."
Bradenton Beach "is in a state of political unrest
at the present time, and since I have never had any
desire to be involved in politics ... I cannot at the
present time continue to carry out the many duties
that are required of my office.
"I am not the type of individual that will allow
anyone to compromise my professional or personal
integrity or values or otherwise interfere, in any
manner, in the performance of what I am paid by the
city to do," Moran continued.
"I am not surprised," Mayor Leroy Arnold said
of Moran's resignation. "It is in the best interests of
Bradenton Beach that Moran leave."
Asked why he believed Moran left the city,
Arnold said, "I cannot reveal the reasons," adding
that a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
would deal with the matter.
Unspoken but implied behind Moran's departure
from the city after 18 months is a feud with Mayor
One of Arnold's first acts upon taking office in
December was to announce a goal of merging build-
ing and public works departments within Bradenton
Beach. After council direction, Moran researched the
plan and presented it to the council earlier this
month. Before Moran presented his merger to the
council, though, Arnold withdrew his support of the
issue. The city council needs to extend an olive branch to
the employees and attempt to heal this, but demanding the
mayor to resign isn't the answer."
"I'm in a state of shock," Councilman Gail Cole
At the time, Arnold said of the merger, "I saw
it as a cost-saver to our taxpayers, but now I do not
believe it is feasible at this time because I cannot
recommend Whitey Moran to head up this re-
structured department. Whitey and I are too far
apart in salaries and job descriptions.
"I'm willing to wait on this because I'm scared
to death to see a salary of $42,000 in Bradenton
Beach," Arnold said.
Moran resigned his position Feb. 9, but rescinded
his resignation at the council decision to hold a spe-
cial meeting to discuss employee grievances.
At that meeting, held last Thursday, Moran
said he was "shocked and deeply hurt that some
members of the council interpreted [the merger
proposal] as a vehicle for self-promotion, as this
was not the case. I neither supported nor opposed
the merger, I merely did what was requested of me.
The personal and professional attacks levied at me
during that meeting left me confused and deeply
Moran will take a position as building official
in a city on Florida's east coast, he said.
"The resignation of our building official is a
giant step backward in Bradenton Beach's attempt
to pull itself up by its bootstraps to be a respected
city, which it has been for the last several years,"
Councilman Dick Suhre, one of Moran's support-
ers, said of the resignation.
Suhre added that Moran's departure does not
mean that unpermitted building will be allowed in
the city. Any construction done without a permit
will be charged twice the normal fee and is subject
to inspection when a new or interim building of-
ficial is retained.
Attorney Prather said the city should inquire fur-
ther into the grievance issue. A work session is sched-
uled March 6 to review the city charter and the code of
conduct of elected officials, department heads and
employees. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Building official quits post, cites
'political unrest' for departure
City clerk explains
The following is from the statement Bradenton
Beach City Clerk Alice Baird made during last
Thursday's city council meeting.
On Jan. 26, Mayor Arnold came into city hall about
11:30 a.m., calling me into his office and asked me to
shut the door. Deputy City Clerk Lea Ann Bessonette,
Building Official Whitey Moran and Deputy City Clerk
Pat Grizzle were in the lunchroom.
Mayor Arnold proceeded to tell me that he just
heard that Lea Ann was living with another female. I
answered that, yes, that was true. He said, no, I don't
mean that on Bridge Street they are saying to me,
don't you know that your clerk is gay?
I told the mayor that Lea Ann is not gay, and I
asked him if it would matter if she was. He repeated by
saying, that's what I've heard that Lea Ann is gay.
He didn't answer my question but continued in the
same intimidating manner by saying, they are also tell-
ing me that I shouldn't trust you, that you can't be
trusted because you sent a letter to each council mem-
ber telling them not to put Councilman John Kaufmann
in as vice mayor. I told him that was not true.
He continued, you can't be trusted because you
supported Walt Grace for mayor. I told him that also
was not true. He said, you can't be trusted because you
took a list of my supporters that appeared in the local
paper and checked them against the voter registration
list on city time. I said that this was not true.
He went on to say you can't be trusted because you
go to Allan Bazzy's church. I answered that, yes, I had
gone to Allan Bazzy's church a couple of times.
The question is not whether you can replace each
one of us as department heads. Yes, you can the
question is why were we targeted for replacement?
I will tell you why I think we were singled out -
it's because we will not play the "good old boy" game.
Our continued employment with this city should
not be based on who considers us their friend, where or
how we choose to worship or what our sexual orienta-
tion may or may not be. Our continued employment
with this city should be based entirely on our job per-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 29, 1996 M PAGE 3 EI
Deputy clerk explains complaints
The following is part of the statement made by
Bradenton Beach Deputy City Clerk Lea Ann
Bessonette to the city council last Thursday.
I accepted my job with the city in the fall of 1995.
I came to this job with enthusiasm, excitement and en-
In the first few months I was surrounded with posi-
tive, friendly, congenial and dedicated fellow employ-
ees. Near the end of November the very atmosphere of
city hall began to change as rumor after rumor was
brought to the employees attention.
There are too many of these rumors to state, but I
want to tell you the effects they had on me.
The rumor: the employees are running the city.
The effect: bewilderment. We are paid to run this
city as smoothly and efficiently as possible under the
leadership and guidance of the mayor and council.
The rumor: the new mayor is going to clean house
and fire people.
The effect: what's happening? We have such a pro-
ficient team of employees.
The rumor: I heard overheard the mayor in a voice
full of confrontation tell Building Official Whitey
Moran and, in a separate conversation, tell City Clerk
Alice Baird "I can fire you, I'm the mayor."
The rumor: Whitey, Alice, Police Chief Jack
Maloney, Public Works Director Buddy Watts and a
deputy clerk will be fired.
The rumor: benefits to employees will be stripped.
City hall had an atmosphere filled with concern,
worry and loss of enthusiasm.
The rumors came to life inside our building, inside
our lunch room. It was an ugly scene. The mayor's
voice, full of confrontation and intimidation, loudly
accused Alice. I couldn't help but hear the words spo-
ken by the mayor: "They say you can't be trusted."
Alice told him this was not true. The mayor said,
"They say you can't be trusted because you supported
Walt Grace for mayor. They say you can't be trusted
because you go to Allan Bazzy's church. They say you
can't be trusted because you have hired a gay clerk."
With this, Alice asked, "What are you saying?"
The mayor said my name. Knowing me well, Alice
told the mayor that was not true.
I sat there with mixed emotions anger, shock
utter sadness and a feeling of having been slandered
and violated. Why did the mayor confront and accuse
Alice so strongly? Why would he bring such hurtful,
libelous, slanderous rumors into city hall?
Will there be a witch hunt throughout the city? If
two people in their late 50s choose to live together for
economic or any other reasons, will they be slandered
and accused of being gay? Will a man and a woman
have to produce a marriage license to prove they are not
living in sin by someones standards. Will you be slan-
dered or chastised for worshipping in a church of your
We are dealing here with basic civil rights and
defamation of character.
Anna Maria City
2/28, 7 p.m., Special council workshop to
discuss Building Official resignation
3/6, 7 p.m., Council work session review city
charter and related employee ordinances,
continue discussion of Feb. 21 meeting.
3/7, 7 p.m., Council meeting
2/29, 9 am., Planning Commission
3/5, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
continuation of hearing on Anchor Inn
3/5, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
3/7, 9 am., Planning Commission
2/29, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach
Civic Association annual meeting,
Bradenton Beach City Hall
3/2, 10:30 am., Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion Candidates' Forum, Island Branch Library,
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TAKE OATH OF OFFICE
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Robert Sweat, right, performed swear-
ing-in ceremonies at Anna Maria City Hall Feb. 20for Mayor Chuck Shumard
and three commissioners as City Clerk Peg Nelson looked on.
Shumard posed with the new Anna Maria City Commission of from left, George
McKay, Elaine Burkly, Doug Wolfe and Robert McElheny. All will serve for two
years except McKay and Wolfe, whose seats will be open in the February election
of '97. Islander Photos: Cyntiia Finn.
The Holmes Beach Council ac-
cepted Councilman Don Maloney's rec-
ommendation that no action be taken on
a resident's suggestion to reduce canal
At the January work session, David
Romberger told council that docks can
be 20 feet long. If a canal is 60 feet wide
and there are 20-foot docks on both
sides, that leaves only 20 feet in the
middle for navigation and that can be
dangerous, he said. He also noted that as
properties become more expensive,
docks become more elaborate.
Maloney's report noted:
SThere are no police reports of ac-
cidents in the city's canals in recent his-
SThere have been only two com-
plaints involving navigational problems
in the canals in recent years. Most in-
quiries concern dock width and can be
handled on a case-by-case basis.
Owners of boats requiring more
than 20 feet of mooring space should
moor at local marinas or yacht clubs.
The code enforcement department
can deal with complaints of boats that
impede canal navigation.
If the problem becomes wide-
spread, the council can consider taking
Thursday, Feb. 29, from 10 am. to
noon in Mote's Education Center.
Mote Marine Laboratory is lo-
cated at 1600 Ken Thompson Park-
Come to the meeting for more
information or call Andrea Davis,
coordinator of volunteer Services
at Mote, at 383-4441, ext. 438.
Mote Marine Laboratory has
volunteer openings at the Aquarium
and the Marine Mammal Visitor
Center for guides, cashiers and
membership specialists as well as
"behind-the-scenes" personnel who
help set up special events.
Mote will hold an orientation
meeting for new volunteers on
Mote Marine Laboratory has
Third bridge to
Islands study March 6
By Paul Roat
Plans have been finalized and a date
set for a day-long technical workshop to
determine if a new bridge could be per-
mitted from the mainland to somewhere
on the barrier islands between
Bradenton Beach and downtown
The bay crossing study, called a
charrette, will be held Wednesday,
March 6, at Sudakoff Center on the New
College campus in Sarasota. It begins at
The technical workshop is quite a
bit different from the study group origi-
nally planned by the Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Instead of previous plans to study
the "financial, environmental and social
impacts" of the proposed bridge, this
study will focus on only the question of
whether environmental permits could be
issued by federal, state, regional and lo-
Instead of having all of the inter-
ested parties charrette jargon calls
them "stakeholders" participate in
the process, only 29 people will be al-
lowed to speak, although the public has
been invited to the gathering.
And instead of a number of Island-
ers participating in the process, only one
person former Bradenton Beach City
Councilman Jim Kissick will be a
participant in the charrette.
The tentative participant break-out
includes six employees of the Florida
Department of Transportation, three
from the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection and representa-
tives from the Federal Highway Ad-
ministration, the U.S. Coast Guard,
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Sarasota Bay National Estu-
ary Program and others.
Tim Jackson with the Orlando con-
sulting firm of Glatting Jackson will
moderate the charrette. He said he will
take the conclusions reached during the
workshop and incorporate them into a
report to the MPO.
"A charrette dealing with potential
permitting obstacles could determine if
a suitable location for an additional bay
crossing is possible," Jackson said. "If
the charrette outcome identifies a pos-
sible location where a bay crossing can
be permitted, then the justification for
a detailed location study, or project
development and environmental study,
will be a viable option which the MPO
may consider funding."
The change from widespread com-
munity involvement to a more narrow
focus on environmental permitting pos-
sibilities came about at the urging of
Manatee County Commissioner Joe
McClash, who convinced the other
MPO members that social issues
should not be involved in the siting of
a new bridge.
The concept of a charrette was first
broached in early 1994. Cost of the
study will be less than $50,000.
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City-Council
stood firm last week against the most
recent challenge to its home occupa-
tional license ordinance.
Resident David Romberger, speak-
ing on behalf of his son, William, a self-
employed painter, maintained the li-
cense does not apply and is not re-
quired. Romberger said he was not pro-
testing the license fee.
"His normal daily routine is exactly
the same as when he worked as a
painter for someone else," Romberger
said. "He doesn't store any materials or
tools at the house, and there isn't any
other sign or evidence that there is a
business going on at 3217 Gulf Drive.
The question is whether someone has to
go to the city to get a license to make a
According to the ordinance, the li-
cense is required for a non-residential
use or a business conducted within a
dwelling. Business is defined by the
city as the activity of manufacturing or
providing goods or services in ex-
change for money.
"The question is does he conduct a
business within the dwelling?" he
asked. "He gets a call from a client and
goes to work. Everything he does to
perform the service is done on the job
site. He doesn't even receive money at
Romberger pointed out that the
term non-residential use does not apply
to his son's business, because "it's not
something that involves his neighbor-
hood. The ordinance was enacted to
make sure people don't conduct busi-
nesses in their homes and have an im-
pact contrary to a residential zone."
Another reason for the ordinance is
to raise revenue for the city but it goes
further than being just a tax and gives
the council police powers, he said.
"A man has a right to make a liv-
ing," he said. "That starts with the Dec-
laration of Independence. If you make
that dependent on the license, then you
incorporate police powers to revoke
someone's license, to revoke their abil-
ity to make a living."
Strict application of the ordinance
would require real estate people who
make calls at home, newspaper boys
who leave from their homes to deliver
papers and traveling salesmen who keep
samples in their vehicles to obtain li-
censes, Romberger said.
"I feel it's still running a business,"
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said.
"When you go home at night, you clean
out your truck."
Romberger uses his home phone
number and address, noted Council-
woman Pat Geyer.
"You are offering a service," Coun-
cilwoman Billie Martini said. "When
you work for someone else, he has to
have a license."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney
noted that all businesses must have a li-
The council members agreed to sup-
port Romberger's application for a
home occupational license.
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No vision, no excuse
Monday's resignation by Bradenton Beach Build-
ing Official Whitey Moran marks a dark page in the
history of Bradenton Beach.
After 18 months service to the city Moran has aug-
mented the city budget with savings in the hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
Moran's departure, although for what may be a
better position on the east coast, is largely due to prob-
lems with the new mayor's administration. It comes at
a time of unparalleled growth in the city a city that
has spent a decade overcoming a blighted past.
His resignation has an ominous taint that of
more departures to follow in the wake of accusations
and charges by the city's top elected official and
comes on the heels of other, more onerous, claims of
civil rights abuses.
Too many people have worked too hard to bring
Bradenton Beach to the current stage where things are
happening happening to the good.
Although no single person can claim the credit for
this Renaissance of Bradenton Beach, we sadly point
to one person for the damages heaped on the city dur-
ing the past two weeks.
Mayor Leroy Arnold has said he will not resign.
But clearly he has no vision, no plan and no inten-
tion of dealing with his problems.
His actions appear to be controlled by reactions
from his supporters.
He pleaded "stupidity" as his excuse for the most
We've always heard ignorance is no excuse.
You can believe it
Last week The Islander Bystander broke the news
of the "megabridge" hearing officers decision: No
We were the only news medium present at the
three weeks of hearings, day in and day out.
After three years' coverage of the events surround-
ing Florida Department of Transportation's proposed
replacement bridge on Manatee Avenue, following
every step in the permitting process and public hear-
ings, we believed our readers expected us to present
this important story gavel to gavel, so to speak.
We're pleased to have been the first to announce
the results to the public.
As opponents of the megabridge, our "scoop" was
all the sweeter.
The week following the story held new surprises
"It can't be true."
"It's not final."
"If it's true, why don't the other newspapers have it?"
To reply, it's true.
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Cabana Club needs eyes
For over 20 years, members of the 77th Street
Cabana Club have sat in their dozen or so chairs pro-
tected from the sun by the structure that gave the
club its name.
Mostly during those years, together with other
Holmes Beach residents and visitors, we talked only
about things cabana sitters talk about like health prob-
lems, bone aches, and the terrible weather up north,
Medicare, the rising costs of almost everything you
know how it goes when you are lounging on the beach.
Lately, however, a new subject has drowned out all
those other ones and that is our wonderment of why
anyone would get any measure of enjoyment out of
destroying our cabana roofs, chairs and all.
The first time a couple of seats were broken up
some weeks ago. Dick Art, the club's handyman, made
some new seats.
Then the seat-breakers struck again and again and
again. While the police have tried their best to catch
the cabana villains, they have not had any luck so far.
The club's members have decided to ask for the
community's help and are willing to pay for it. The
club purchased a classified ad in The Islander offering
a $100 reward for information that will lead to the ar-
rest and conviction of the villains.
If you see them in action, please call Dick Art at
Please help if you can. We are anxious to get back
to talking about traffic, Medicare, weather, etc.
Sarah Maloney, treasurer, 77th St Cabana Club
No megabridge a bust
I can't believe the state caved in to the narrow-
minded philosophy of those who professed keeping the
Why didn't any other media get the news as
quickly as we did?
Well, we sweated bullets for two days after we got
the results, crossed our fingers, swore family members
and co-workers to secrecy and cringed until the mo-
ment we hit the streets.
We knew ahead way ahead because we
bridge of the 1960s.
They preached that staying with this bridge would
discourage travel to the Island. How wrong they are.
People will come to the Island if they want to, even if
they have to swim. No outdated bridge will stop them.
All this bridge will do is stop them from getting off
when some sap with a boat decides to go from one side
of the bridge to the other. The whole world stops while
The do-gooders who say this will harm the
seagrasses or the manatee or the blah, blah, blah. What
did they say about the Sunshine Skyway especially
when it cut miles off the trip to St. Petersburg? I'd ven-
ture to say they said nothing.
These very same people drive cars with polluting
fossil fuels and use materials on their yards that pro-
mote growth that chokes our seas and rivers. This
doesn't seem to bother them.
The point is, we are in the '90s and these people
better get real or there won't be a way off the Island
quickly when it is needed. I wonder who they will
Jerome Sacksteder, Bradenton
stayed on top of the story to the end.
At an impromptu celebration put on by Save Anna
Maria supporters, we were asked, "Did you ever scoop
the big papers before?"
The answer is yes. When it comes to Island news,
we do it on a regular basis. We work hard to be the
best news on Anna Maria Island.
For more of
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THOSE WERE THE DBAYS
Part 8, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder
Excursionists to Anna Maria Beach in 1911-12 enjoyed a free picnic lunch
courtesy of Will Bean.
The Tampa Tribune and Manatee
River Journal for 1911 the year
George Wilhelm Bean and Charles
Roser opened their Anna Maria Beach
Resort reflect the fierce competition
of developers for footholds on Tampa
Bay's barrier islands. A few years ear-
lier the "beaches" were thought to be
worthless. Now they were definitely
March 2, 1911: (Journal full-page
advertisement) Auction Sale Saturday,
Pass-a-Grille on Long Key. Will sell 75
seashore lots, One a Minute. $200 worth
of Silver Souvenirs given away Abso-
lutely Free to those attending. Big Shore
Dinner on the Beach Free to Everybody.
Brass Band rendering all the popular
airs during dinner and before and after
f the Sale. Round trip from Manatee:
River points $1.00 with 500 refund on
leaving St. Petersburg dock. Carolina
Development Company. ,
Aprill1: (Tribune). Delightful Time ::
at Anna Maria Beach Resort. The City
of Sarasota carried a full quota of pas-
sengers last Friday, and long before the
gong sounded for dinner the Tampa*
crowd was holding down seats at the
table. A tour of the north end of the is-
land was made by the party in order to
inspect the recent work at the beach. All
indulged in a glorious bath in the Gulf,
holding a sort of housewarming at the
new bathhouse. The party next went to
the park and weredelighted to find such
a natural beauty spot and a clear, flow-
ing spring in the midst of the little grove.
Just across the street is the hotel whose
generous-sized dining room bespeaks
comfort and cheer for excursion parties.
The dock, store, park, hotel and boat
house are all located on the main street
which runs from the bay to the Gulf.
Here you find a longer stretch of unbro-
ken cement sidewalk than can be
pointed out anywhere in Tampa. Post-
master Bean ordered out the mule team
for the party, bales of hay furnished:
seats and a hilarious crowd indulged in
the first straw ride ever given on Anna
Maria Key. A drive down the beach and
across to the bayou was the program.
Everyone was delighted with the beau-
May 25: (Tampa Tribune) The Fa-
vorite steamer broke down near Anna
Maria Beach last Friday. Regrettably,
the large number of people aboard, on
an excursion from Georgia, had to re-
turn to Tampa without seeing much of
the Manatee section.
June 1: (Journal) The management
of Corwin dock in Bradentown an-
nounces a change of schedule to rem-
edy the delays in steamer departures
and arrivals at Anna Maria Key. The
new plan will allow people to spend
four hours there.
June 7: (Journal full page ad) 150
Gulf lots 150 Gulf lots 150 Gulf lots.
On Anna Maria Key. Easy Terms Buy
Now. Cortez'Beach is the only resort
on the Key that has the prospect of a
bridge to the Mainland. Wyman &
July 6: (Journal ad). Grand Excur-
sion to.Pass-a-Grille on Tuesday, July
11 The Ellenton Social and Literary
Club has chartered the steamer Mana-
tee 6 hours there Bathing, music,
free eats. 75 cents for adults.
July 9: (Journal ad) Parties desiring
to go to Cortez Beach on Thursday will
be furised freetransportation across the
bay from Cortez to Cortez Beach and re-
turn. Boat leaves every 15 minutes. Bath-
house free. Wyman & Green.
Oct. 5: (Tribune) An unfortunate
incident was reported at Anna Maria
Beach last week end. There was a
shooting aboard the Favorite while it
was docked there. The assailant was
identified as Sam Hall of Cortez and
the man shot in the leg gave his name
as Bill Williams of Terra Ceia. The rea-
son for the altercation is not known.
Nov. 9: (Journal ad) Now showing
at the Pandora "Behind the Bars" -
murderers awaiting execution. Each
night a drawing will be held. The
holder of a lucky number will get an
absolutely free lot in Wyman and
Greene's Cortez Beach subdivision.
Next: A year to
Walkers and gawkers
swimmers at Anna
Maria Beach in the
good, old days.
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Make Mayor Arnold resign
I attended the special city council meeting regarding
city employee grievances and was appalled and deeply
dismayed by Alice Baird's and Lea Ann Bessonette's sto-
ries about Mayor Arnold's comments on Jan. 26.
He told Baird that she could not be trusted because
she supported Walt Grace for mayor. Additionally, he
said she could not be trusted because she attended a
particular church. Furthermore, he questioned
Bessonette's sexual orientation.
Mayor Arnold did not deny the truth of their state-
ments merely that they misinterpreted the intent of
his statements which he claims were to dispel rumors
or that he was only kidding.
The mayor, whose main campaign message was to
"restore citizens' freedom of speech," has trampled on
some of our citizens' basic human rights. I urge you to
communicate to our city council and mayor that you do
not condone nor will you tolerate this type of behavior.
Moreover, I request that you show your support for our
hard-working, loyal city employees who had the cour-
age to come forward and share what has been going on
at city hall.
In my opinion, I think it would be in the best interest
of the city if Mayor Arnold resigned. I do not believe the
severity of this matter can be over-emphasized. It appears
that he has not only violated the basic human rights of
some decent people, but he has opened up the city to law-
suits and has most likely jeopardized the city being
awarded grants this year and in the future.
Arnold has tarnished the image of our city and I do
not think he is capable of effectively performing his may-
oral duties. I have grave concerns of what else he might
do or say out of- by his own admission "stupidity."
Jo Ann Goodchild, Bradenton Beach
Community spirit low in
Our hearts are with the City of Bradenton Beach.
The city is now struggling with adversity. We have
given a liberal amount of our time to the city and if
requested we would give time in whatever capacity
deemed helpful to the present mayor and council.
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Events that currently are having to be retold over
and over are destroying the community spirit of our
city. There is no reason that this has to be happening.
Steps must be taken immediately to reestablish the
working relationship between the mayor, council and
employees of the city.
To start, a written personnel evaluation of each
department head should be created by the mayor. A
clear statement of goals and objectives should be de-
veloped with each department head and they in turn
should do the same for their own employees.
Using an analogy is a weak way to present an ar-
gument, however, when a baseball team is losing, you
don't get rid of the team you get rid of the manager.
John and Mollie Sandberg, Bradenton Beach
'Stupidity' no excuse for mayor
Those of us who regularly attend city council
meetings in Bradenton Beach feel that it is impera-
tive for all residents to know what is taking place in
our city government.
During a special city council meeting Feb. 21, we all
sat in disbelief, shock and resulting anger. We listened to
courageous, dedicated city employees stand at the podium
in complete vulnerability, one after another, expressing in
detail the personal harassment and stress they have been
subjected to on an almost daily basis at city hall.
We heard the employees descriptions of antagonis-
tic, confrontational and intimidating accusations deliv-
ered by a raised voice of the mayor.
We later read that the mayor said, "If I am guilty
of anything, it is stupidity." We heard him say those
same words at the meeting where he added, "I was only
kidding." No apology would heal the damage done or
gain the respect needed for these employees to work
effectively under this man.
We are dealing here with accusations relating to
basic civic rights, slander and defamation of character.
We are also dealing with a man retired from the teach-
ing profession who surely knows the difference be-
tween humor and intimidating libelous accusations.
As a citizen and business owner in Bradenton
Beach, I plan to spend the rest of my life in personal as
well as professional service to my community. I am
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deeply concerned. I have neither heard nor seen evi-
dence of positive leadership since Katie Pierola left
office as mayor. I have witnessed a man who is time
and again absent from critical city business due in part
to reported poor health.
Bradenton Beach needs a leader a leader who can
assertively go forward, pursuing the energy and drive,
positive goals, innovative ideas and creative thinking. The
best interests of 1,653 citizens and the future of our com-
munity is at stake!
I respectively ask our mayor to look deep within his
heart and mind and ask himself if he is truly up to the rig-
orous action, study, research, and interaction the office of
mayor requires and Bradenton Beach deserves.
You, Mayor Arnold, can step down with dignity if
your answer is that at this time in your life you just need
to pass the gavel on. You can go back to being the
loved "Mayor of Bridge Street."
Emily Anne Smith, Bradenton Beach
Tranquillity a memory in
We are concerned!
What happened to the peaceful little community
we moved to a year-and-a-half ago? In the last 80 days,
we have seen that tranquillity vanish.
It is our hope that the Bradenton Beach City Coun-
cil will bring sanity back to a situation that has grown
totally out of control. The persecution and personal
attacks must stop!
Let's get back to the placid city that we chose to
retire in with its serenity and quiet quality of life.
Lee and Lynn Hornack, Bradenton Beach
Absent mayor bad
for Bradenton Beach
I have attended three Bradenton Beach council
meetings since the December meeting.
The mayor was not present at one meeting and left
the other two at break time.
I am concerned that his absence is delaying the
business of the city. If these absences continue, he
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E FEBRUARY 29, 1996 0 PAGE 9 1D
Anna Maria humpback bridge walkover delayed
By Cynthia Finn
June ground-breaking for a $96,000 pedestrian and
bicyclist walkover/walkway on Anna Maria's hump-
back bridge near Bayfront Park will be delayed "for at
least two months," Anna Maria Public Works Director
Phil Charnock told commissioners and a standing-
room-only audience of 44 people Feb. 20.
Last Dec. 12 Florida Department of Transportation
Enhancement Program Manager Marshall Dougherty
came to City Hall to pick up the city's 10 percent,
$9,604 portion of the project and all necessary paper-
work. He said, "The dirt will be turned in June."
"Basically," said Charnock, "FDOT Wasn't ready
when they pushed us so hard." Still needed are sub-
merged-land leases and U.S. Coast Guard approval, mov-
ing the bid process from January "to at least April."
Eighty percent of the project is funded by the fed-
eral government and the state pays the remaining 10
percent. The city first applied for the enhancement
funding for the walkover in May 1993.
What public works assistant Anne Beck called "a
compounding of communication and lost-mail errors"
last year resulted in Dougherty's last-minute must-have
appearance in December. However, FDOT's own
"must-haves" are not in hand yet, said Charnock.
Project design calls for an 8-foot-wide walkover
with guardrails on the east side of the bridge. It will be
45 feet from the center of Bay Boulevard at approxi-
mately the same height as the existing vehicular-traf-
fic bridge. Including 8-foot-wide concrete sidewalks
north and south, the project will extend from the City
Pier at Pine Avenue north to Lakeview Drive.
In his monthly report, Charnock also described
dredging work Feb. 21-23 at Lake LaVista that
prompted several calls to The Islander Bystander.
The job involved the permitted removal of about
900 cubic yards of sand from the west jetty fillet area
and its permitted placement on the beach between the
first groin and the City Pier.
"While 900 cubic yards is a lot for one job," said
Charnock, "it should be pointed out that this will only
be the second fillet removal while we had planned on
three per year. Also, it proves that the sand-tightening
of the jetties is working so that the sand is building up
in the fillet, not getting into the channel."
Charnock also reported that Gulfside walkovers at
Sycamore and Palmetto avenues are completed, that a
walkover at Bean Point has been changed from steps
to a ramp to facilitate all-terrain-vehicle access and that
Phase I of the January Gulf Boulevard citizens com-
mittee compromise is complete.
The split-rail fence has been moved seaward to
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accommodate vehicular standing and unloading, the
right of way has been filled and graded for drainage
and the ground seaward of the fence has been graded
and prepared for landscaping.
Further, commissioners have copies of Sanibel Is-
land, Fla., ordinances on resident-only parking and
signage. Phase II of the compromise is to include re-
searching that concept for the possible return of some
of the parking spaces that were eliminated by the pre-
vious commission last October. The cost and feasibil-
ity of handicap-parking spaces are also to be reported.
In his monthly report, Manatee County Sheriffs
Office Sgt. Jim Tillner stated, "A lot of traffic, a lot of
people, not much trouble."
All business was completed in 30 minutes.
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BUS her lifelong friend from
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Island museum celebrates Heritage Days March 6
The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will host an open house from 10
a.m. to 8p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in conjunction with the Manatee Heritage Association's 17th annual
Heritage Days festivities. Displays and activities for all ages are planned. Among the craftspeople who will
be demonstrating are, from left tapestry weaver Gloria Hall, palm-frond weaver Rosemary Carter, quilter
Elnora Worth and dried-flower artist Rosemary Fleck. For a complete list of activities, call the museum at
778-0492. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Month-long Heritage Days:
highlights Manatee history
Manatee County residents and visitors are invited
to explore and celebrate the tpry of the county, first
settled in1841, with a highlight on the role played by
arealbusinesses, throughout the month of March.
SWith events sche dule in a dozen different com-
munities and activities as varied as :a .uilt.show, a
street dance and tourr of a TimucanIndian encamp-
ment, the 11th annual Heritage Days will run from
March 1-31. GamblerPlantation p.d
Through walking, bus and boat tours, festivals,
living history programs and more, the sponsoring open house Sunday -: .
Manatee Heritage Association invites spectators to The Gamble Plantation State Historic Site in ..
experience the pioneer lifestyle and learn how Mana- Ellenton will host its 36th annualfree open house
tee County residents have earned a living in the last from to 5p.m. Sunday, March 3, as part of the
155 years. Heritage Days events. Civil War re-enactments,
Wednesday, March 6, Will be Anna Maria Island music, food earlyrcraft demonstrations, period
Day, featuring an open house at the Anna Maria Is- costumes and more promise fun for the whole family.
land Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The plantation is located on Highway 301, 1.5 miles
cOngoing and new displays including a March ex- west of Interstate 75 Exit #43, in Ellenton. For
hibit tracing the growth of the Anna Maria Fire Dis- information, call 723-4536.
trict will be explained by museum volunteers in 8th annual Sprin et
pioneer costume. Fireman Rescue Randy will wel-
come visitors and Freddie the Firetruck will delight March 9 and 10
children in the-parking lot. More than 100 professional artists and craftspeople
Live crafts demonstrations and a chance to pur- from across the country will gather at the Holmes
chase some of the museum's special early settlers Beach City Hall grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur-
bread are also planned. For more information, call day and Sunday, March 9 and 10, for the Anna.Maria
778-0492. Island Art League's 8th annual Springfest of Fine Arts
For a brochure detailing all of the Heritage Days & Crafts. Parking and admission will be free.
events, stop in at the Island Branch Library, 5701 The juried show will feature paintings, sculpture
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call 741-4070. n wnn rvino nnrw "lnv olan and nhntnrarhv
ad n wood carving s. aner. clav glass and bhotography
Art League needs events
The Anna Maria Island Art League needs volun-
teers to assist in three upcoming events.
People able to assist at hospitality or exhibit
booths or to help with the scholarship raffle at the
League's eighth annual "Springfest" Saturday and
Sunday, March 9 and 10, in Holmes Beach, may call
Pat Rickey at 778-7125.
Daytime volunteers are needed to man the
children's booth at the Florida Heritage Festival in
downtown Bradenton Saturday and Sunday, March
30 and 31. To help, call Monty McMullan at the
Manatee County Cultural Alliance, 747-9585.
The League also needs baked goods to sell and
folks to grill hotdogs at its fundraising sale on the Is-
land Saturday, March 23. Someone is also needed to
man phones weekdays at the League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. For information, call Ginie
Smith at 778-2099.
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works and more. There will also be a gala raffle of art-
works donated by festival exhibitors, with proceeds
benefitting the League's Youth Scholarship Fund.
The family event will also include continuous live
music, a large food court and exhibits by a dozen com-
The December and March arts fests are the
League's major fundraisers. The non-profit Holmes
Beach organization is dedicated to fostering the arts on
the Island through classes and workshops for children
and adults and rotating exhibits and openings.
For information, call the Art League at 778-2099.
Romance novelist to speak
to writers club
Linda Swift, romance novelist, will speak at the
Gulf Coast Writers meeting to be held at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, on
Monday, March 4, at 10:15 a.m.
Visitors are welcome.
For more information, 778-6879.
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'Access Anna Maria Island' by Robert Reiber
Island artist has opening
By Pat Copeland
An opening reception for artist Robert Reiber's
show, "Access Anna Maria Island," is set for Sunday,
March 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The show will feature Reiber's watercolors of Is-
land beach scenes and beach accesses.
"There is no other Island like ours where there are
beach accesses everywhere," Reiber noted. "I tried to
capture their invitation to enjoy the beauty of our
beaches and make people aware of how fortunate we
are to live here. We need to protect and relish our
unique Island and never take it for granted."
Reiber moved to Florida in 1984 after graduating
from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania with de-
grees in fine arts and art education. He lived on Siesta
Key before moving to Holmes Beach in 1990.
Landscapes and architectural illustrations are
Reiber's specialty. His lithographs of the Beach
House and Sandbar restaurants are popular with Anna
Maria residents and visitors.
A selection of his watercolors were consigned for
the lobby of the First National Bank of Manatee in
Holmes Beach, and Reiber shows at galleries in
Bradenton and Sarasota and accepts commissions.
Reiber teaches drawing and painting at Manatee
High School, a position he has held since 1989. He
and his wife, Robin, a math teacher at Manatee High
School, have a two-year-old daughter Breslyn.
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R. Paul Donahue, 89, of Bradenton, died Feb. 22
in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Caro, Mich., Mr. Donahoe came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1964. He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; a daughter, Bar-
bara Lee Sherman of Tampa; a son, Paul of Bradenton;
two brothers, Jack Donahue of Cortez and Dr. H.T.
Donahue of Cass City, Mich.; five grandchildren; and
There was no visitation or service. Burial was in
Caro, Mich. Bradenton Funeral Home was in charge of
Ethel T. Glacken
Ethel T. Glacken, 95, of Bradenton, died Feb. 23
in Integrated Health Services, Bradenton.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Glacken came to
Manatee County from Elizabeth, N.J., in 1967. She was
a homemaker and a Protestant.
She is survived by a son, Robert of Holmes Beach
and Sparta, N.J.; four grandchildren; and four great-
A memorial service was held in Brown and Sons
Funeral Home in Bradenton with the Rev. Paul
John L. Manson
John L. Manson, 44, of Ellenton, died Feb. 21 in
Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled
by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made
to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida Inc.,
625-B N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, Fla. 34275.
Born in Madison, Wis., Mr. Manson came to
Manatee County from there in 1955. He was a real
estate broker. He was a member of West Coast
ABATE and the National Rifle Association. He was
a Roman Catholic.
He is survived by a daughter, Jacquie Manson of
Bradenton; a sister, Elizabeth A. "Libby" Bigham of
Tallahassee; three brothers, Bruce P., of Bradenton,
George A., of Ellenton and William G., of Anna
Maria; his father, John C., of Bradenton; and his fi-
ancee Sharon Phelps of Ellenton.
Anna Maria Island
communityy Orchestra (horus
by Bradenton Ballet Repertory Company
Ruth Weaver Violin Soloist
Concerto Grosso In F G.F. Hindel
Concerto for Violin
Three Spanish Songs
Canon in D
Airs de Ballet
C.W. Ritter von Gluck
Sunday, March 3,1996 at 2:00pm
In the Fellowship Hall at St. Bernard Catholic Church
248 South Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach
Admission Free Suggested Donation
$5.00 per person
The Island Poet
Down in the friendly tavern on the corner by the tracks,
Is where the good old boys go so they can just relax.
And tell all those stories as they lift their favorite brew,
When all those at the bar know most of it ain't true.
And they while away the hours as the juke box plays its song,
For everyone is happy as the drinks come right along.
And most of them feel macho, after a few beers they feel great,
But many a man gets a lump on his head when supper is cold and he's late.
[I PAGE 12 0 FEBRUARY 29, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Candle and watercolor
exhibit at Island library
The Island Branch Library will sponsor two art
displays during the month of March.
Islander Karen Klosky will display her "creative
candles" and Anne Abgott, a winter resident of Holmes
Beach, will display watercolors.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Dr., Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 778-6341.
goes comic March 6
"Don't Tell a Soul" a comedy presented by club
members will be featured at the Woman's Club of
Anna Maria Island's monthly meeting at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Directed by Ann Droukas, "Don't Tell" will star
Jean Stanley, Leda Van Wormer, Maggie Willkinson,
Marian Van Winkle, Marilyn Pletcher, Bette Carr and
Florence Gelderman. Guests are welcome.
For membership information, contact president
Sarah Maloney at 778-4865.
Estate planning program at
Christine Holmes of the Bradenton office of
American Express Financial Advisors, Inc., will
present a free program, "Estate Planning" at the Island
Branch Library in Holmes Beach on Wednesday,
March 6, at 1 p.m.
Reservations are not required, but if you want to
reserve materials for your use, call 755-7000.
Passion play trip planned
by St. Bernard Guild
St. Bernard Guild will host a trip to the Passion
Play at Lake Wales on Sunday, March 17.
The Black Hills Passion Play in Lake Wales is one
of America's longest-running stage productions per-
formed in an outdoor amphitheater. The cast of 250
Ballet joins orchestra in concert Sunday
Performers from the Bradenton Ballet Repertory Company will join the Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra & Chorus in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Violinist Ruth Weaver, a junior at Pineview School in Sarasota, will also be featured.
Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information, call 778-6517.
recreates the last seven days in the life of Jesus Christ.
The bus will leave from St. Bernard Catholic Church
in Holmes Beach at 12:30 p.m. The cost of $40 per per-
son includes the bus fare, buffet dinner at the Black For-
est Restaurant, front seats at the play and all gratuities.
For reservation, call Mabel Peltier at 778-5432.
Episcopal women to meet
Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will hear Father Rick Fellows speak on
a Lenten program at its Thursday, March 7, meeting in
Lowe Hall of the church in Holmes Beach.
The business meeting will begin at 10:15 am. fol-
Fully escorted II day scenic Alpine tour
featuring Germany, Austria & Switzerland. You will
ti l visit Oberammergau, home of the original Passion
*) Play, fun loving Munich, the Baroque Splendor in
SSalzburg, the tiny country of Liechtenstein &
S vivacious Lucerne. Included are air from
lg Tampa & 17 meals....$2P,70pp
23 DAY AUSTRALIA TOUR
You visit Canberra, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island,
Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Darwin, Cairns, the
Great Barrier Reef & much more. This price is land mw
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includes air from New
lowed by the program. Luncheon will be served at noon.
Reservations are needed. Call the church office for
reservations at 778-1638 or sign up in Lowe Hall by
Monday, March 4.
Bingo at Annie Silver
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center, 23rd St. N. and Avenue C in Bradenton
Beach, on Thursday, Feb. 29, beginning at 7 p.m.
Cards cost 50 cents each.
Refreshments are available for purchase including
cake, soda and coffee.
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German bakery grand
A "taste of Old Germany" will be available in-
house or to go starting Saturday, March 2, as the Ber-
liner Backstube Inc. German bakery & coffee house,
117 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, hosts a grand open-
ing for its daily 7 am. to 6 p.m. breakfast and lunch
Fifteen varieties of original stone-baked German
bread, cakes, tortes, pastries, German gourmet coffee
- plus a genuine Kaffee Klatsch environment are
among the offerings. For more information, call 778-
Starting March 8 award-winning Canadian
photo-journalist Andrew Little will offer a four-
week beginners' photography class he says "will
demystify the art of photography" and "turn you
from a photophobic into a photographer."
Classes will be held from 9 am. to noon Fridays at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. The fee will be $25 for Cen-
ter members, $30 for non-members. Any kind of cam-
era will be suitable. For more information, call Little
at 778-2081 or the Center at 778-1908.
Guild seeks donations for
The Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Church is
seeking donations of items for its Seagrape Festival to
be held Saturday, March 2, from 9 am. to 2 p.m. at the
church in Anna Maria City.
Donations may be brought to the church through
Friday, March 1. Donations of clothing, shoes,
purses, books, crafts, plants and small working ap-
pliances are requested. Please mark sizes on cloth-
ing and shoes.
Donations of jewelry may be brought to the
church office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Baked goods for the sale may be brought to the
church on March 1 and 2.
At their annual Valentine's
Day dinner celebration, the
residents of Pines Trailer Park
in Bradenton Beach honored
resident couples with more
than 50 years of matrimony.
Colleen and Cecil Shank, left,
celebrated 65 years together
and Mona and Rod Williams
70 years. Other couples
honored include Mae and Bob
Barbiaux, Virginia and Tom
Kuzenko, Alice and Ed Neifert,
Josie and Ken Freshwater,
Grace and Harry Lilliman and
Pauline and John Mulder.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
AID seeking applicants
Student applications are now being accepted by All
Island Denominations for scholarships from the Rev.
Frank Hutchinson Scholarship for Professional and
Vocational Training fund.
Applicants must be active members of an Island
congregation and should make their request for a schol-
arship through their congregation.
All applications must be presented to the AID
board and committee prior to May 1.
Contact your Island church office for more infor-
Longboat chamber seeks
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's Tour-
ism Development Committee is searching for a "Shin-
ing Star" award winner.
The "Shining Star" Award Recognition Program is
intended to encourage the attitude and activities that sup-
port the Key's reputation for excellent tourist service.
Association to hold
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will
hold its Daytime Candidates Forum on Saturday,
March 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Island Branch Li-
brary in Holmes Beach.
All residents and guests are invited to meet
and question the three candidates for mayor of
Holmes Beach and the four candidates running for
The nominees receive certificates of appreciation
and will be introduced at the Longboat Key Chamber's
annual awards dinner held in June.
The nominee must be an employee in the hospital-
ity industry and not in management. The employee can
be nominated by management, another employee, or by
visitors to our area.
Nomination forms are available at the Longboat
Key Chamber, Whitney Beach Plaza, 6854 Gulf of
Mexico Dr. or call 387-9519.
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desire and love for this Island to provide the
representation on council you desire. Ron
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review a monthly list of all code violation reports. This report should include the re-
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assure themselves that code violations are handled in a fair & timely manner result-
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There are critical
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For Mayor 778-6553
While the mayor has taken management courses and attended many
League of Cities meetings, the city has drifted.
* He failed to oversee the city department requests for more office space
in a new City Hall complex results: an overblown project which has
to be toned down in size and multi-dollars.
* He pressured the Council not to process a referendum putting a lid on
* After the city's 4-year wait, he became lackadaisical about our seat on
the Metropolitan Planning Organization and gave it to another city.
* He stonewalls the Council from approving his City Attorney
appointment or modifying his budget (so much for checks and
* Neither his modernized Police Department or Code Enforcement
Board seems capable of quieting a noisy bar, which has disturbed the
peace of a whole neighborhood for more than a year.
I pledge to reverse each of these behaviors ... to respect the City Charter
and checks-and-balances rightfully belonging to Council ... to begin an
outreach program to meet and talk with you ... a new Youth Council to
speak for teens ... improved traffic flow, including bike paths ... a city beau-
tification program ... dedicated attention to the school and Community
Center ... a biweekly report from the "Mayor's Corner" to you.
This mayor's role will be warm, dynamic and firm.
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jIl PAGE 14 A FEBRUARY 29, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Crabbers crabby over year's poor stone crab season
By Jim Hanson
There's hardly anything good about this stone crab
season except the flavor, of course, which nobody
Crabs are scarce. They're not very large. They're
more expensive than last year. There are more floaters
Even the cold weather and storms and red tide
aren't doing the job this year.
Worse, don't look for improvement for five years,
if the crabber's wisdom of a seven-year cycle holds
Karen Bell of the A.P. Bell Fish Co. in
Cortez, one of the largest stone crab han-
dlers in the area, says the stone crab har-
vest is "way off" this year. "Where a
300- to 400-pound catch is considered
a good one, this year they're hauling
maybe 100 pounds." '
Weather is a big factor, she said.
While storms muddy the water and "
provide cover so crabs feel they can
move around safely and stumble into
crab traps, the same storms move the traps
and slow down harvest while crabbers relocate
That seven-year cycle is suspect, too. Two years
ago the October-to-May season saw near-record har-
vests. "We had crab claws practically stacked to the
ceiling," Ms. Bell said.
Red tide usually helps by killing fish that wind up
on the bottom where they end up as crabs' lunch. Not
this year, though.
"The big red tide killed a whole lot of crabs last
fall," said Alan Anderson of next-door Star Fish Co. "A
diver friend of mine said before the big red tide he was
down and saw crabs all over the rocks. Later he said the
same bottom was covered with husks."
That kill is felt in the current crab shortage, those
in the industry agree.
In turn, all the negative aspects show up at the cash
Lortta Elen& Snd
at 01e octo
register. Ms. Bell says her
wholesale prices are up about $1 a pound over last year,
with mediums bringing $7.50 and large $9.50.
Another factor is bait prices. Mullet used to be re-
garded as low-grade and cheap enough for bait for all
kinds of seafood, but it has become a best-seller and too
expensive for such lowly uses. Crabbers, like fin-fish-
ers, have turned to alternatives ranging as far afield as
John Stevely, marine extension agent for the Co-
operative Extension Service at Palmetto, sees a para-
dox in cold weather.
"A rule of thumb is that a cold front stirs crabs up
and gets them moving," he said. "But this cold winter
just seems to make them more inactive."
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tossed back into the sea to grow another.
The claw regenerates with the crab's molt.
Stevely explained that the crab grows but its
shell, actually its form of skeleton, isn't ex-
pandable. So it develops a successor skeleton
under the original, and when the time is right
it pops out of the old one and lets the newer,
larger one harden. That happens about once a year.
The male is ready to be de-clawed at age two, the
female at three.
These are not to be confused with blue crabs, an-
other cherished local delicacy.. They're in somewhat
different waters, the stone crab favoring the more salty
parts of the bays and Gulf from Cedar Key to the north
to Florida Bay in the south.
The claws are cooked when they're caught, said
Ms. Bell, for raw or "green" crab meat sticks to the
Floaters? Explains Shari Asbury, who with her
father Guy runs one of the larger retail outlets in the
area, Siesta Fish Market:
"When you drop claws in the water to cook, the
ones that float to the top have more air in them and less
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Do you feel lost, unable to cope with life's
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This series will focus on ways to transcend these
feelings and take back control of your life.
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Little League spaghetti
dinner Friday night
The Anna Maria Island Little League will celebrate
the start of the 1996 season with a kick-off spaghetti-
dinner banquet open to everyone in the community
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Ciao! restaurant of Longboat Key is sponsoring the
dinner which will also include salad and rolls. Meals
will be $5 for adults and $3 for children 16 years and
younger. Take-out will be available and a raffle will
also help raise funds for the league that puts more than
200 children into action each spring.
Players' uniforms will be distributed during the
banquet and baseball pants will be sold for $10 each.
Major-league players will receive their pants for free.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
The Holmes Beach Police Department's new ser-
geant, Dave Giddens, was mistakenly identified as Lt
Dale Stephenson in last week's Islander Bystander.
Register for Easter food
All Island Denominations and the Anna Maria Island
Community Center will distribute Easter SHARE pack-
ages for a holiday dinner to Island families and individu-
als in need on Saturday, March 23. Anyone interested in
being included in this donation program should call the
Community Center, 778-1908, by Monday, March 4.
Chamber announces new
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
reports that seven new businesses have joined the
Chamber in January and February. They are;
Econo Lodge Surfside and Sunset Beach Resort,
Bradenton Beach; Palm Tree Villas, Holmes Beach; and
from Bradenton, Sir Speedy, Yvonne Shook C.P.A.,
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Holmes Beach candidates offer
platforms at political forum
By Paul Roat
Accord rather than discord marked the Holmes Beach
maor and city council candidate forum last week.
The three candidates for mayor and four candidates
running for two council seats agreed the sign code in
the city was adequate and youth need to be nurtured.
About 70 Islanders attended the forum at Crabby
Bill's, moderated by Islander Bystander Publisher
Incumbent Rich Bohnenberger is seeking his
second term as mayor of Holmes Beach. Before
serving as mayor, he
was a councilman for
worked in the fire ser-
vice, general contract-
ing and real estate in-
vestment in Philadel-
/ phia, Pa. After moving
to the Island, he opened
Bohnenberger a comprehensive prop-
erty maintenance com-
pany in Holmes Beach. He is currently an associ-
ate with Gulf-Bay Realty.
Bohnenberger has served as president of the
Manasota League of Cities, chairman of the Mana-
tee County Disadvantaged Transportation Board
and a member of the Manatee County Economical
Developmental Steering Committee, as well as
three Florida League of Cities' committees.
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The March 12 election has incumbent Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger challenged by Mike Heistand and Bob
Council incumbents Pat Geyer and Carol
Whitmore are being challenged by Sue Normand and
Bohnenberger said he stressed a team effort as
mayor for the past two years. He said roadway im-
provements, a five-year capital improvement program,
employee labor policies, institution of a safety and
drug-free workplace program, hurricane management
programs and a citizen suggestion system have all be
implemented or refined during his term in office.
"We have a prudent fiscal management system in
place," Bohnenberger said, "and we've expanded city
services without an increase in millage in our budget."
Heistand, a 15-year employee with the city -
most recently serving as code enforcement officer -
said he is running for office because he believes he
owes something to the citizens "who paid my wages
over the years."
VanWagoner said he was running for office be-
cause "I am dissatisfied with the way the office of
mayor is run. The mayor has not worked well with the
council, and I believe he has taken powers away from
VanWagoner said various city appointments
should go through the council and not rest solely with
Geyer said she has been on the council since 1978,
and served years as mayor. "I want to keep the Island
the little paradise that it is. I have an open ear to the
public and I think I've made common-sense decisions."
Geyer said the plan to expand the city hall complex
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He has operated a charter fishing business on
the boat "Magic" for 15 years and is a member of
the Florida Guide Association, Florida Conserva-
tion Association, Manatee/Sarasota Fish and
Game Association and the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
Heistand has been an active fund-raiser for
the Anna Maria Island Community Center and
started its annual kids' fishing tournament.
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Robinson, a 4 1/2-year resident of the city, cur-
rently serves on the city's planning commission. He
said he has been working on the city's comprehensive
long-range plan and code enforcement issues.
"The policy of the council seems to be ready, fire
and aim," Robinson said. "Look at the new city hall
building we need to replace the old building, but the
council needs to get information before making a de-
cision. You don't make a decision based on what the
cost will be, but on what size building is needed."
Whitmore has been an Island resident since 1969
and has served on the council since 1991. She has been
involved with the Manasota AIDS council and has
Civic activist Bob VanWagoner is running for
the office of mayor of Holmes Beach.
VanWagoner graduated with honors in politi-
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public affairs officer for major trade associations
and government in Manhattan.
VanWagoner is a member of Save Anna
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state departments in recent administrative hearings
on the Anna Maria Bridge. He is a founder of the
Holmes Beach Civic Association and served on
Citizen Advisory Committees to the Island Trans-
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Whitmore said she was instrumental to getting the
trolley service going on the Island, first through a fed-
eral program that was rejected by the county, then
through the current private business. She said she
helped resolve the T-end dock problem on city canals,
favors rental restrictions and voted against the new city
Do you approve of the expansion
of the city hall complex?
Whitmore: I am opposed to the proposal and voted
against it. The changes required by the federal Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act have been pushed at us as
the need for expansion, but $1.2 million is not just for
the ADA changes. I'm opposed to spending that much
money on the complex when we have so many other
needs, like drainage and sidewalks.
Robinson: The council needs to revisit the issue.
They made the decision without looking closely at the
money to be spent.
Normand: The new design quadruples the size of
the existing facility. I agree that they are sick buildings,
but the proposal is much larger than necessary. The
$1.2 million is just the beginning, because it does not
take into account heating, cooling and other things. I
think we can make do with a smaller, less expensive
Geyer: I approve of the expansion, but I don't think
we need to go along exactly with what has been pro-
posed. We need to have enough room to meet our needs
for the next 20 to 40 years.
VanWagoner: It's interesting that there is now a
change in attitude about the complex and people are
just now starting to look at the proposal. There should
have been some supervision of the departments; for
example, I don't know why the police department
needs that much space. I now believe that an $800,000
building will suit the city's needs.
Heistand: I am opposed to the plan because it is
way, way too much money for a building. We have
other needs in the city, like drainage, sidewalks and a
ball park, that could be constructed. When I told the
architect I didn't need any more space than I had, the
plans came back with my office size tripled.
Incumbent Councilwoman Pat Geyer is vying
for her eighth term on the Holmes Beach City
Council. Geyer served as a council member from
1978 to 1990 and
again from 1994 to
1996. Geyer served as
the city's mayor for
two terms from 1990
years, Geyer has been
actively involved in
the Anna Maria Island
and served as board ye
member. She has also been a volunteer fire
Geyer and her husband Ed have been full-
time Island residents since 1961. Geyer, known as
"Miss Duffy," has owned Duffy's Tavern since
1971. The pair have five daughters and three
Bohnenberger: We need a new complex. The ADA
requirements became law in 1990 and now, six years
later, we are just getting around to making the changes.
We hired an architect, conducted a needs and feasibil-
ity assessment, proceeded with the drawing and plans.
If it is excessive in size, we can deal with it later.
Should code enforcement in the
city be a function of the police or
public works department?
Bohnenberger: Code enforcement transcends all
other city departments. I made the decision to place
code enforcement in with the police after 10 months of
study. I believe code enforcement should either be a
free-standing department or a part of the police, but not
within public works. The system now allows the con-
ducting of investigation around the clock, plus there is
a police radio in the code enforcement vehicle.
Heistand: Since I was the code enforcement of-
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Sue Normand, a 17-year Island resident, is vy-
ing for her first term on the Holmes Beach City
Normand attended American University in
and has additional
.. : and real estate educa-
: tion. She has worked
_, in management and
real estate and is cur-
rently president of
Normand Holmes Beach.
She is serving her
second term on the Board of Directors of the Holmes
Beach Civic Association and is a member of the is-
land chambers of commerce and the Hospitality In-
dustry Association. She serves as neighborhoodliai-
son of the Ilexhurst Subdivision. She has served as
a member and board member of numerous commu-
nity service and charity organizations.
Normand has two grown children, Stephen,
CANDIDATES, FROM PAGE 17
ficer, I know something about this, and I believe it
should not be in the police department. Manatee
County has now switched its code enforcement from
the sheriff's department to planning and zoning, and we
should do the same.
VanWagoner: It gives more power to the police
department. The setting of codes lies in the authority of
the council, and to put code enforcement in the police
department is out of place. I prefer public works handle
it rather than the police.
Geyer: I think we should keep it in the police de-
partment for a city of our size.
Normand: We need to move it back the way it was
within public works.
Robinson: Police investigate criminal things. I
hope they don't put people in jail over code violations.
Code enforcement is in the civil side of the house, and
police enforcement is in the criminal side. I think we
should move it back into public works.
Whitmore: I think code enforcement should stay
within the police department.
Should code enforcement be
handled through complaints, or
should the officer be pro-active
in seeking out problems?
Whitmore: We have historically gone with com-
plaints only, but I think we need to be more pro-active.
That's what the citizens asked us for.
Robinson: Code violations start small, but if they
are ignored, they fester and get bigger. The complaints
should be handled.in a pro-active manner, but in a
manner where the officer deals with the citizens and
settles them as reasonably as possible.
Normand: Code enforcement should be pro-active.
The officer should be out there checking and letting
people know there is a violation and work with the resi-
dents before there is an official complaint.
Geyer: Code enforcement should be handled both
ways, on complaints by the people and as the officer
drives around and sees things. Sometimes to correct a
problem all you need to do is talk to people.
VanWagoner: Both ways. I believe the city may
get seedy without it, but the officer must be equitable
to all the neighbors.
Heistand: It was on a reactive basis in the past, but
in the last few months I was instructed to be more pro-
active. I looked at it with a common-sense approach,
considering that we had more than 300 complaints an-
nually on a reactive basis.
Bohnenberger: The code enforcement officer is not
a police officer. It is an alternate function performed by
a civilian employee, with the police department only a
supervisory role. Code enforcement officers do not
sneak into people's back yards, and most violations are
handled on the spot.
How would you vote on the
rental restriction issue?
Bohnenberger: I would prefer to table the matter
until we see how Sarasota County handles it, or to see
what the Florida Legislature does with the proposed
bills before it.
Heistand: I'm for restrictions, but I see problems
with enforcing them.
VanWagoner: I'm concerned with making proper-
ties for-profit ventures. Residential property is our pri-
ority. I'm opposed to parceling it out it gets too com-
plicated. I think we should restrict short-term rentals
near the shoreline.
Geyer: I am afraid your neighbors will become
police and report each other. I think we should use an
overlay district in areas where people have been rent-
Normand: I don't want people to live next to a
hotel. I do favor some restrictions on rentals. I'm con-
cerned as a parent to let kids go out and play without
knowing who their neighbors are. It needs to be stud-
Robinson: We're seeing more incursion of rentals
into residential districts, and I don't think that is appro-
priate. I like a mixed-use, with 30- and seven-day rent-
als. I think we can fine-tune the lines, but we need re-
Whitmore: I believe the compromise I presented is a
fair blend of tourist and residential districts. I favor restric-
tions I don't want the city to turn into a motel.
Should the city pursue grant
money and, if so, how should it
Whitmore: The city has been lacking in getting grant
money. We have applied, but we didn't qualify. It's em-
barrassing, and I don't know what the problem is.
Robinson: Bradenton Beach has received grant
money, and Holmes Beach desperately needs it, too.
The city council needs to find out what grants are avail-
able, figure out what to do and apply for them. We need
to be more active.
Normand: The income level in Holmes Beach is
higher than Bradenton Beach so we didn't get the block
grant funds. We need to research and apply for grants
and determine how to use them on things like our youth
and street signs. I would like to be a part of the team
to get grant money.
Geyer: There is no district that qualifies for state
block grant money in Holmes Beach, but we can keep
looking for grants, especially for drainage.
VanWagoner: We need grant money for our youth
and transportation. We need money to improve the
congestion problem on our streets, and for improving
bike paths we need to move that project up in time.
Heistand: We need to hire a grant writer. We're
often rejected because the forms are not filled out right.
If we hire a grant writer and pay $20,000 a year for the
position and get $1 or $2 million a year, it seems to
Bohnenberger: The city has gotten $300,000 in
grants. Holmes Beach does not have a blighted area
like Bradenton Beach, so we're ineligible for some
grants. We can get a 50 percent matching grant from
Holmes Beach Planing Commissioner Ron
Robinson is seeking his first term on city council.
to Holmes Beach after
35 years as manager
of maintenance and "
for Cincinnati Bell
in public service in-
cludes eight years as a
Boone County, Ky., Robinson
and many years of
service on the boards of directors of the Ohio,
Kentucky, Indiana Regional Planning Council,
Boone County Health Department, Tri-city
YMCA, Boone Adult Work Activity Center and
Northern Kentucky Association for the Retarded.
He was chairman of the Kentucky Develop-
mental Disability Planning Council for three
terms, a well as a graduate of Leadership North-
ern Kentucky and Leadership Kentucky.
He and his wife, LaDonna, have five children
and six grandchildren.
Incumbent Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
has served on the Holmes Beach City Council
since 1991 when she was appointed to fill the seat
vacated by Mary Mond.
Whitmore grew up on the Island and attended
College. She has been a
registered nurse since
1977 and worked at
Manatee Memorial 4A
Hospital from 1977 to
1991 in critical care,
physician relations and
risk management. From
1991 to the present, she
has worked as a nurse Whitmore
liaison in marketing at
An active member of the Manasota AIDS
Council, Whitmore served as its president in 1995
and is currently chairman of the board.
Whitmore is married to Dr. Andre Renard and
has a daughter, Janae Haupt, a seventh grader at
King Middle School.
the Southwest Florida Water Management District for
drainage, but we need to work on the plan for it
Where should the bike paths run
in the city?
Bohnenberger: I'd like bike paths along all our streets.
Heistand: They should be along all the streets
where there are bike paths designated.
VanWagoner: I'd like to see bike paths leading to
the bridges and along the causeway to Bradenton so
they tie into our system. My vision of our city is to be
a bike-path community.
Geyer: Put bike paths along the main thorough-
fares. We need them there so they can tie into
Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria.
Normand: I'd like bike paths along all the streets,
on the back streets first, then move to the main streets.
It is safer to ride on the back streets.
Robinson: We need bike paths on the Island and
leading to the causeway.
Whitmore: Now that the bridge issue is over, we
need to get the state to finish the bike paths on the
causeway so it connects to the city. I'd like to see bike
paths along the main drags.
What do you think about the
maintenance, or lack thereof, of
the Anna Maria Island Bridge?
Whitmore: I always supported a replacement
bridge. Now, we need to look at what the state will fund
to rehabilitate the bridge.
Robinson: The bridge is in desperate need of main-
tenance, and we need to get after the state to maintain
it so it works at 100 percent efficiency.
Normand: I'd like to see an agreement with the
state on repairing the bridge. I'd like to see the bridge
rehabilitated with safety lanes.
Geyer: I'd like to congratulate Save Anna Maria
for their work. I can't see the state adding safety lanes
to the bridge, but I hope the state will build us a new
bridge some time.
VanWagoner: The bridge is structurally safe, al-
though it looks like hell in places. The state has ignored
the bridge. I would like to see a delegation of the
Island's mayors go to Tallahassee and talk to the offi-
cials at the Florida Department of Transportation and
Heistand: I agree with VanWagoner. We need to
communicate with the DOT and get our point across.
Bohnenberger: The DOT is very difficult to deal
with. We need a conscious effort to build the bridges
of communication with them.
What can be done to improve the
ambience of the city through
particularly in the southern part
of the city?
Bohnenberger: I've been working with beautifica-
tion groups off the Island who are willing to help us. I
think public-private partnerships should be used, and
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I would look to the Island clubs to help maintain the
Heistand: I have to give congratulations to the pub-
lic works department for doing a good job. Mainte-
nance does take a lot of work, but I'm in favor of beau-
tification in Holmes Beach.
VanWagoner: Beautification is a great idea, and
there definitely are areas that we need to upgrade. We
need the help of the garden clubs to carry out the plans.
Geyer: I'm all for the beautification of the Island.
Look at Island Foods and the work they have done
there. If every business would just do something. Even
Duffy's should do something like plant a tree. I don't
think of the southern part of Holmes Beach as any kind
of blighted area it's just plain.
Normand: I live in the southern part of the city, and
I believe we are the stepchild to the rest of the city. I'd
like to see more beautification down there.
Robinson: We have two or three feet of gravel or
sand next to the street, and when it rains the erosion
carries the sand into the street. Beautification is conta-
election March 12
The polls will be open on March 12 in Holmes
Beach from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, and St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive. City
voters need to check their voter registration card
for the appropriate polling location.
Both polling locations are open due to a ballot
question for the Republican presidential primary.
Also included on the city ballot is a referen-
dum question pertaining to the proposed replace-
ment of the Anna Maria Island Bridge on Mana-
The question reads:
I support rehabilitating and adding one or
more safety lanes to the present Manatee Avenue
bridge instead of replacement with a 65-foot clear-
ance fixed-span bridge. Yes or No.
gious. We need to get it started, and I would encourage
grass at the side of the street to start.
Whitmore: We need to cut back the budget of the
police department and give the money to public
works so they can increase staff. It's the only way
we can do this.
Has the police department
budget grown too much?
Whitmore: We spend a lot of money on police, and
I think we need to look at the budget. We haven't in-
creased police officers, but other elements have gone
up. I think we should look at police consolidation and
the cost-effectiveness of that for the cities on the Island.
Robinson: Every time you share things you save
money. The Island dispatch center is only getting about 35
calls every 24 hours. We are paying for enhanced 911
service that we're not using. We need to revisit that deci-
Normand: There are 19 people on the police pay-
roll, with seven officers on the street. I don't know
if that is right or not, but I do want to look at it more
Geyer: I believe the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment is one of the finest in the country and I can't see
taking money away from it.
VanWagoner: I am seeing a growing frequency of
crime. There was a home stripped in Key Royale not
too long ago, and we always have to be aware of crime
and drugs on our doorstep. I want to see the police logs
and reports daily to see if we can detect any patterns.
Heistand: I believe the police budget is too much,
and I'd like to see money taken from the police to go
to public works.
Bohnenberger: For this year, every department
came in under budget. There has been no dramatic
jump in the police budget, and the actual operating
budget has a one percent increase from last year.
Are you satisfied with the traffic
pattern going into and out of the
Manatee Public Beach?
Bohnenberger: I believe some kind of traffic con-
trol is needed at the beach. The area is congested. Per-
haps we should look at widening the roadway.
Heistand: I would have to look at the traffic counts
and the engineering before I could say what can be done.
VanWagoner: Friday through Sunday afternoon
traffic is the worst. I would like to look at a roundabout
or lights. It is an unusual type of intersection.
Geyer: I would like to see a study of the intersec-
tion at Gulf Drive and the beach. I'm all for a round-
about so I can have a drive-through at Duffy's. If we
put in a light, the traffic will be backed up all the way
to Anna Maria. It needs to be studied.
Normand: We should look at either a stop light or a
four-way stop sign. I'm afraid of a roundabout because it
caused additional traffic jams in Bradenton Beach.
Robinson: The road from Marina Drive to Mana-
tee Avenue needs work, but to impede traffic will only
make it worse.
Whitmore: That intersection has always been an
accident waiting to happen. I would like to give it six
or seven more months to give it a fair shake.
What single thing do you believe
sets you apart from the other
Bohnenberger: Before I took office we didn't have
a five-year capital improvement plan. I believe my
foresight and initiative sets me apart.
Heistand: I want to improve communication be-
tween the mayor and council and the internal depart-
ments and the other cities and county.
VanWagoner: As a reporter, I was taught to listen
to all the parties involved. I want you to talk to me.
We've got to get government back to the people.
Geyer: I think I make common sense decisions,
I listen to the people and make my judgments based
Normand: I will be out there available to the people
and encourage people to come to the council meetings.
We need to know what the people want.
Robinson: The more information we have, the bet-
ter the decision we can make. I want to change our
decisions to a ready, aim and fire stand.
Whitmore: I'm open minded, I do my homework
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Sam, what am
Last week's news, our front page headline "No
megabridge," sparked an impromptu gathering of Save
Anna Maria members and supporters at Crabby Bill's
The faithful gathered to share the good news. The
"other" media converged to get pictures and quotes.
Even WFLA, channel 8, showed up for the story. Their
reporter Bob Hite is no stranger to Island issues and in
fact reported on the Florida Department of
Transportation's plans for replacement of the Cortez
Bridge along with displacement of more than 100
That bridge plan, like this one, was defeated. But
DOT dropped plans for the Cortez Bridge due to over-
whelming public opposition. This fight was tougher,
and more costly.
It took a grassroots movement of major proportions
- and three years of fundraising to raise attorney's
fees to fight the megabridge.
The celebrants deserved this night of jubilation.
The following night, at the Holmes Beach council
and mayoral candidate's forum, proponents of the
bridge replacement were gracious in their comments.
Councilwomen Pat Geyer, who favored the 65-
foot-clearance replacement bridge, and Carol
Whitmore, who favored a smaller replacement, both
praised the grassroots efforts of SAM.
Now, though, the really hard work lies ahead.
SAM has to continue to raise money to pay their attor-
ney and the Island community needs to band together
for a new cause.
We'll have to find a way to encourage DOT to ac-
tually use the budgeted funds, $267,000 annually, for
bridge maintenance since it has been sorely neglected
The "Gang" from SAM
during the past five years of new bridge planning.
And someone must lead the way to encourage our
local Metropolitan Planning Organization to enact
plans for a major rehabilitation including a safety
Meanwhile, party on, SAM. You deserve it.
We have a once-in-28-years occurrence to report
this week we publish on Leap Year Day, Feb. 29.
Before this happens again, we'll leap into the next
century. Even the next Leap Year is in the year 2000.
By the year 2024, our next Leap Year publishing
date, I hope someone else will be stirring things up on
Anna Maria Island and in this column.
I hope we'll have a bike path connecting all three
cities within 28 years, the speed limit throughout the
Island will be 28 mph, and the beach will extend 2,800
feet to the Gulf of Mexico.
We all wish that every beach access on Anna Maria
will have 28 parking spaces and Longboat Key will
have 28 new, clearly marked accesses within the next
Speaking of accesses to the beach ...
"Access Anna Maria Island," an exhibition by
Anna Maria artist Rob Reiber, opens at the Anna Maria
Island Art League on March 3.
Rob says on his invitation, "There is no other Is-
land like ours, where there are beach accesses every-
where ... The beach access is our invitation."
It's too bad he can't get an exhibit together on
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Tom Bender, Sarasota Herald-Tribune photographer, climbed higher than his
normal height for a group photo of the celebrants at SAM's celebration at
Art league offers
The Anna Maria Art League contin-
ues to offer ongoing art classes for chil-
dren and adults.
For adults, the classes offered are oil
painting with Anna Gunn, and
Prismacolor pencil drawing with Julie
For children, the program includes
craft classes with Laura Beard and
Prismacolor pencil drawing with Julie
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Center, Holmes Beach, on Monday, March 4, at 7p.m. The public is invited to
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Island bingo calls twice weekly
The excited cry "Bingo!" can be heard starting at 6p.m. Wednesday at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, and at 7p.m.
Thursday at the Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street and Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach. Irene Scoggie calls the numbers at St. Bernard. Recent early-
bird players covering their cards at the church are, from left, Nathan Friedman
and Norma Gundersen of Sunny Shores in Cortez and Rochester, N.Y., visitors
Phyllis LaLoggia and Angela Vallone.
Winners or not, from left, Center members Vera Mansfield, Rose Theising and
Cliff and Dorothy Dukes know they're in for a night of fun. Islander Photos:
glee club to sing
The United States Naval Academy Men's Glee
Club will perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts
Hall in Sarasota on Monday, March 4, at 4 p.m.
The concert will include an appearance by the
Sarasota Boy's Chorus.
Tickets cost $10.
Call 953-3368 for ticket information.
Listen to 'Big Band' era at
The West Coast Big Band, under the direction of
John Lepato, will perform in concert at Sarasota's
Selby Gardens in the Banyon Grove on Wednesday,
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The Longboat Island Chapel will present well-
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on Sunday, March 3, at the chapel, 6200 Gulf of
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The German American Club of Manatee County
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Bayshore Gardens Recreation Center, 6919 26th St.
W., Bradenton. Election of officers will take place.
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc., will host its 10th
annual "Paws for Independence" Walkathon on Satur-
day, March 2, in Palmetto. Registration is from 7:30 to
10 a.m. with the walk officially starting at 8 am. rain
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Need a grandparent? The
Kiwanis Club has just the
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members become surro-
gate grandparents to
children who do not have
a grandparent or whose
grandparents live too far
away to spend time with
them. The group meets
monthlyfor lunch and a
fun lesson such as taking
care of the environment.
A helping hand
Norm McKelvey, center,
representing the Anna
Maria Island Privateers,
presents to Island teacher
Toni Lashway a check from
the organization for $250
to help pay for herfourth-
and fifth-grade class'
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 17, dog bite, 300 block of Tarpon. The com-
plainant reported she was walking her dog when a pit
bull left its yard and bit her dog on the leg. The pit
bull's owner was advised to confine the dog until no-
tified by the health department.
Jan. 26, burglary, 2600 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Island Club. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered the apartment and went through the
bedroom closet, flipped over the bed and dumped out
suitcases. A coffee pot, toaster, silverware, pots and
pans, television, cable box, lamp and pictures were
Feb. 10, information, Leffis Key. The victim and
a witness were riding bicycles through the parking lot
when the subject drove through at a high rate of speed
and nearly hit them. The victim hollered at the subject
who returned and began to threaten the victim before
leaving the scene. The subject is described as a male of
Greek or Hispanic nationality, six feet tall, weighing
200 pounds and wearing red shorts and a white T-shirt.
His vehicle was a newer model white BMW.
Feb. 10, traffic, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North.
According to the report, the subject was driving south
on Gulf Drive at approximately 30 mph when a pedes-
trian exited a restaurant and walked across Gulf Drive
without checking traffic. The pedestrian was struck by
the subject's vehicle and rolled across the vehicle's
hood before coming to rest on the side of the road.
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way for vehicles before crossing.
Feb. 17, careless driving, leaving the scene of an
accident with more than $50 damage, Coquina Beach.
According to the report, the suspect was traveling south
on Gulf Drive, swerved left, traveled across the turn
and north bound lanes, through an embankment, across
the access road and struck the guard rail.
There was damage to five pilings and a sign. The
accident caused serious damage to the vehicle and
ejected a shopping basket and pool supplies. The left
tire went flat. The driver pulled onto Gulf Drive and
continued south to Whitney Beach Plaza on Longboat
Key where he parked the vehicle and left.
The officer contacted Longboat Key police who
found the vehicle after being contacted by a tow-truck
driver who thought the circumstances were suspicious.
The officer saw a money bag on the suspect's front seat
and checked it to make sure it was not something valu-
able that could be stolen. He found drug paraphernalia
The officer went to the suspect's residence where
the tow-truck driver identified him. He read the suspect
his rights, and the suspect admitted he was the driver
of the vehicle, that he had left the scene and that the
paraphernalia was his. The officer asked if he had any
more and the suspect produced a tray containing drug
paraphernalia and drug residue from under the couch.
He was issued a notice to appear.
Feb. 18, trespass, Coquina Beach. The complain-
ant reported two subjects driving around the parking lot
looking in vehicles. The officer spoke to the subjects,
who said they were looking for a trash can and rest
rooms. The officer checked their identification and
found the driver's license was suspended for DUI. He
issued trespass warnings and told them to leave the
vehicle at the beach.
Feb. 7, burglary to an automobile, 2300 block of
Avenue C. The officer, investigating three burglaries to
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automobiles, found a fourth vehicle burglarized. After
an investigation, three juveniles were placed in custody
and charged with four counts of felony burglary.
Feb. 20, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
officer on patrol found 15 damaged beach chairs. Dam-
ages were $105.
Feb. 16, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. An
anonymous complainant reported loud noise and an
open door at the business. The officer spoke to the
owner who advised he would close the door. The mu-
sic was coming from the jukebox, said the report.
Feb. 17, vandalism, 400 Bay Palms Drive. The
complainant reported a window in the residence was
broken and that she had observed a small red vehicle
drive by. The driver was located and agreed to pay the
damages of $50.
Feb. 17, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the
business. The officer spoke to the doorman who said he
would have it turned down.
Feb. 17, burglary, 100 block of 74th Street. The
complainant reported he returned home and found a
person unknown had removed five paintings, a VCR,
a small table, a lamp, a garbage pail, a camera valued
at $375, a bottle of gin valued at $30, a guitar tuner
valued at $26, a metronome valued at $26, a brief case
valued at $25, a calculator valued at $35, prescription
sunglasses valued at $240, a purse, jewelry bag and
jewelry valued at $1,370.
Feb. 18, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the
business. The officer spoke to the bartender who said
he would have it turned down.
Feb. 18, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the
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business. The officer spoke to the bartender who ad-
vised him the band was finished for the evening.
Feb. 18, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee Public Beach. The complainant re-
ported a person unknown entered the vehicle and re-
moved cash, two cameras valued at $550 and a pair of
binoculars valued at $208.
Feb. 18, Baker Act, 5400 block of Holmes Bou-
levard. The complainant reported the subject took an
overdose of pills and had been talking about commit-
ting suicide. The officer placed her in custody under the
Baker Act and transported her to the hospital.
Feb. 18, DWLS, 5300 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The complainant reported a white female subject
was driving recklessly and he followed her to the Island
Shopping Center. The officer found her in a bar and
told her not to drive as she had too much to drink. He
checked her driver's license and found it to be sus-
The officer was sitting in the parking lot when the
subject came out of the bar, got in her vehicle and drove
out onto Holmes Boulevard. The officer stopped her
and placed her in custody.
Feb. 18, burglary, 100 block of Peppertree Lane.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered a
neighbor's home and many items were out of place and
cabinets and drawers had been rifled through. Missing
items included a fax machine, bedspread, change, an
Oriental rug, bottles of liquor and wine, cordless phone,
towels, clock and portable stereo.
Feb. 19, noise, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy
Ducks. The complainant reported loud music coming
from the business. The officer noted the music did not
appear to be very loud but advised the owner to turn it
The complainant called again and said the music
was louder. The officer asked her to sign an affidavit
and let him run a decibel check but she refused. The
officer went into the alley behind the business and
noted he could barely hear the music.
Feb. 20, battery, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer responded to a report of a disturbance and found
the victim lying in the bushes. He said he had a back
injury and could not move. The officer summoned
The victim said he was pushed by the subject, but
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Laying down the lines
Jeff Hibbs and Gary Blunden of the Holmes Beach Public Works Department have completed road striping on
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the officer noted he was intoxicated and got up and
walked to his truck while waiting for emergency per-
sonnel. He told the officer the subject owed him money
and when he confronted the subject, he was slammed
into the sidewalk.
The subject said the victim was attempting to col-
lect the money and was very loud and rude and creat-
ing a disturbance. When the victim would not leave, the
subject grabbed him by the arm to escort him off the
property and he tripped and fell.
The victim was transported to the hospital.
Feb. 21, petty larceny, 5702 Marina Drive,
Turtle's. The complainant reported while she was
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Mullet, VHF-FM down, but mangroves...
By Bob Ardren
Good to see our local daily papers finally getting
their stories straight on illegal mullet netting. After a
batch of scare columns about how "outlaw fishermen"
were flaunting the net ban ordinance, sanity prevailed.
Of the six cases in Manatee County last year, four
were found guilty, one innocent and one is pending.
Tom Wallin, a member of the National Marine
Fisheries Commission (and part owner of Walt's Fish
Market and Restaurants), says the mullet harvest in
Florida this year is running at nine percent of last year's
harvest. Only hand-thrown cast nets are now legal for
I guess some folks only know one way to operate
- trying to scare the rest of us for fun and profit.
VHF radio fee to disappear
That big telecommunications bill President Clinton
signed two weeks ago is a boon to boaters (in addition
to the TV networks). The bill authorizes the FCC to
eliminate the now-$75 marine radio license for all boats
under 65 feet in length.
BOAT/U.S. says the fee will be dropped as soon as
the Federal Communications Commission can rewrite
the regulations, probably within a couple of months.
The FCC began charging recreational boaters $115
"user" fees in 1994. The fees were supposed to cover
the cost of processing the one-page license application,
issuing a call sign and recouping regulation overhead.
An enormous (and maybe justified) whine from the
boating community got the fee dropped to its current
Men's senior softball
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Shell's team traveled
to Longboat Key and played two games with
Cafe on the Bay.
In the first game, Shell's came out on top
15-5, and in game two, Cafe on the Bay beat
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eliminate the fee, that idea was wrapped into the tele-
communications reform act
Women-only fly fishing
Fishing's latest fad, fly fishing, continues to grow.
There's even a "women-only" fly fishing school com-
ing to Mr. C.B.'s in Sarasota on Siesta Key. It could be
just the help some folks need to make the leap and
probably discover they can be just fine fly fishers.
As anyone who saw "A River Runs Through It"
knows, once comfortable with a fly rod you have a
Zen-like exercise that can be very enlarging and enjoy-
able in the manner of golf, but with a much nicer
Besides, you can't eat a long, beautiful putt, or
even a hole-in-one.
Fly fishing guides Lori-Ann Murphy and Patty
Reilly of Wyoming, both Orvis instructors, join local
professional guide Merrily Dunn in teaching the
school. Dunn brings in that supremely important ele-
ment called "local knowledge."
Scheduled for March 16-17, enrollment is obvi-
ously limited to ensure good learning conditions. Call
349-4400 for more information and registration.
Beach be us: not!
Possible help for renourishment of Lido Beach -
the dredging of New Pass has been delayed at least
until next fall, and even that date seems to be question-
Sarasota City Engineer Dennis Daughters says he
thinks internal problems at the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers have delayed the awarding of the contract
for the beach work. It appears now the project depends
upon money still unallocated by Congress, and you
know how smoothly that group is working at the mo-
Also, the "Lido lobbyist" in Tallahassee certainly
has his work cut out. The governor's recommended
budget has $10.6 million for beach restoration projects.
Bridge Street Pier d Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
The four lead projects, of which Lido is one, total $13
You can also be sure lower-ranked restoration
projects will be doing their best to move up the list.
This may start to sound like a broken record, but
now is the time to let your legislator know you want
Lido renourished. It's up to them to cut the deals to get
it done. They can and will do it only if they believe you
think its important.
Mangrove mangling stopped
Very cool indeed, how Sarasota County managed
to be the one county in Florida to warrant special en-
forcement of the mangrove-cutting regulations. We've
had more than enough slaughter of that species lately.
State officials announced last week that mangrove
trimming in Sarasota County is being curtailed again
- after the open season of the past s ;ven or eight
months -because Sarasota County's comprehensive
plan calls mangroves on public land "p:,otected habi-
Ever since the mangrove protection law was gut-
ted last spring by the legislature, folks all over Florida
have been able to cut down the plant even when it was
growing on public land. Talk about arrogance.
Anyway, now you've got to buy a $100 permit and
wait 30 days for a mangrove-cutting permit in Sarasota
County. On the Island, in Manatee County or elsewhere
in the state, just go ahead and slash away.
Contacts in Sarasota say they're not getting any
phone calls about this change, which probably means
nobody cares. But you can't help but wonder what that
Grassett, Roberts speak
Captains Rick Grassett and Rob Roberts, two of the
area's guides, will give tips on local fishing March 5
at the Sarasota Sportfishing Club meeting.
Starting at 7:30 at the National Guard Armory,
2980 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, the meeting is free to
the public. There will even be refreshments available.
See you next week.
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FrI3/1 11:12 1.2ff 3:55 -0.2ft 9:26 1.9ft 2:47 0.9ft
Sat3/2 11:31 1.2ft 4:27 -0.2ft 10:11 1.9ft 3:36 0.8ff
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 29, 1996 I PAGE 27 IB0
Colorful week: blues run, reds around, wait for white bait
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said blue fish have
been featured by anglers there, as well as sheepshead
and black drum.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier fishers are
catching snook, rays, sharks and sheepshead.
Wayne at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said
fishers there have been bringing in dolphin, sheeps-
head, redfish, flounder, a few grouper, snook, trout and
some sea bass.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West grunts and
sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 170 head of
vermilion snapper, porgies, lane snapper and Key West
grunts. The nine-hour trips averaged 30 head of man-
grove snapper and grouper. The 12-hour trips averaged
51 head of red grouper, mangrove snapper, black grou-
per and amberjack, including a 50-pound monster
caught by Brian Alcorn.
Bruce of Annie's Bait & Tackle of Cortez said
Todd and Kevin Litwin caught redfish up to 35 inches
long in Sarasota Bay last week, including what has to
be a record: 22 reds caught in one hour but, of course,
not all of the reds made it back to the dock due to state
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay H said his charters have
been working on redfish, sheepshead, trout and reds as
well as flounder and grouper and, along the beaches,
some five- to six-pound blue fish.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said as
shrimp are getting bigger the wade fishers are report-
ing bigger trout around the mangroves places where
the current is moving the water quickly. Carl also said
there are good reports of snook and redfish catches,
although the fish are sort of small.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's also catching a lot of
sheepshead, but he predicts that white bait will start
showing up in the next two weeks a good precursor
to good fishing.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's bringing in some
good-sized trout and sheepshead.
Capt. Mike Heistand on the charterboat Magic said
he's been able to bring in some trout up to 24 inches
long, sheepshead up to six pounds, black drum and a
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few keeper redfish. Offshore, amberjack up to 60
pounds and a few yellowtail and mangrove snapper
have helped bring in good catches.
Capt. Tom Chaya said it was a sheepish kind of
week for him, with lots of the striped convict fish com-
ing to his charter's bait. He's hopeful the snook will
start to show as the weather and water warms.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Feb. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from Group St. Petersburg of
an overdue 41-foot sailing vessel from Ashbin, Va.
Station Cortez conducted a communications check
with the local marinas, bridge tenders and restaurants
between Egmont Key and Boca Grande in an attempt
to locate the vessel with no results. Group St. Peters-
burg later called and said the vessel had reached port
Feb. 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from Group St. Petersburg of
a person in distress aboard a fishing vessel 37 miles
west of Manasota Key. Station Cortez launched a ves-
sel to assist the person, who was suffering from an
asthma attack and had run out of medication. The Coast
Guard boat reached the vessel and transported the pa-
tient to a marina in Venice, where he was taken by
paramedics to a hospital, treated and released.
Feb. 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 23-foot vessel partially
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said sheepshead
are the hot fish this week, especially from the Skyway
Bridge and the nearby artificial reefs. There are lots of
small trout being caught in the bays, offshore angling
features grouper in less than 100 feet of water and
amberjack are being caught a little farther out.
Good luck and good fishing.
submerged and leaking a small amount of fuel near
Marker 29 in the Intracoastal Waterway. Station Cortez
contacted the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in
Tampa. A Longboat Key Police vessel was in the area
and responded to the scene, later reporting the fuel was
spill was only a few ounces and was almost completely
Feb. 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel 23081005 stating they had located a disabled
vessel near the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel towed the boat to a nearby
Feb. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from Group St. Petersburg
of an overdue 42-foot sailing vessel enroute to
Maderia Beach from Stork Island. Station Cortez
conducted a communication check with all local
marinas, bridge tenders and restaurants in an attempt
to locate the vessel with no results. Group St. Peters-
burg later contacted Station Cortez to report the ves-
sel was located near Key West.
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The tee ball and minor league teams of the Anna
Maria Island Little League will play the following one-
hour scrimmage games on Saturday, March 2, in the
season-opener jamboree at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Fans of all ages are invited to watch.
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#2 VFW Post 8199
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#4 Bridge Street Pier & Cafe
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#6 Beachhouse Restaurant
#7 Continental Kitchen
#8 Betsy Hill Realty
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#10 Quality Builders
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Pirates baseball schedule
The Pittsburgh Pirates are scheduled to play three
at-home games this week at McKechnie Field, 1750
9th St. W., Bradenton.
On Sunday, March 3, the Pirates will take on the
Chicago White Sox. Tuesday, March 5, they will play
against Philadelphia, followed by Detroit on Wednes-
day, March 6.
All games begin at 1:05 p.m.Box seats are $8.50/
reserved $8/reserved general admission $5.50.
Call the box office at 748-4610 for information.
John Ritsema celebrated his 79th birthday with a
first place finish in the round-robin tournament held on
Feb. 21. His partner was Bob Porter, president of the
Anna Maria Shuffleboard Club.
Second place went to George Hamaty and Mark
Goldberg; third place, Clarrence Ritsema and Carol
Mosher; and fourth place to Roland Nelson and
Membership in the club is $2. The club plays at the
shuffleboard courts at Anna Maria City Hall, Monday
through Friday from 12:45 to 3 p.m.
For information, call Bob Porter at 778-6229.
Auxiliary starts sailing and
A course on sailing and seamanship conducted
by Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will begin at
7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Flotilla 81 Train-
ing Center, 4208 129th St., Cortez, north of the Sea-
food Shack Restaurant.
The course includes instruction on basic sailing
maneuvering, tuning and heavy weather, legal re-
quirements, boat-handling skills, navigation,
weather and VHF radio operation.
Classes run for three weeks on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Tuition is free and materials and text-
books are available at the training center at a nomi-
Many marine insurance companies recognize
completion of this course as a basis for premium dis-
Boat ownership is not required for class partici-
For further information about Coast Guard Aux-
iliary courses, registration or membership call 778-
7374 or 795-4195.
Evan Bordes of Holmes Beach was the winner of a
gift basket provided by Landmark Mortgage at the
recent Island Real Estate Tour of Homes. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Island Real Estate
Free tax help for Islanders
Volunteers for the Federal Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance program are offering free assistance with
basic tax returns on the Island.
Volunteers will be at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, from noon to 3 p.m. Wednes-
days and from 9 am. to noon Thursdays now through
Thursday, April 11.
Assistance will also be provided at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, from
1 to 4 p.m., Fridays through April 11.
All participants are asked to bring last year's tax
return and any records applicable to this year's tax.
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sive lanai overlooking private mangrove
preserve. 70' dock. $334,000.
ISLAND DUPLEX with tons of park-
ing, large lot, across street from fabu-
lous walking beach! $159,900.
ANNA MARIA LOT Canalfront, 70 x MT. VERNON turkey fumished2BR/ BACK ON THE MARKETI Buyers ISLAND LOT Cleared and ready to
130, fabulous location in residential 2B second floor condo with carport. loss is your gain! Island cottage 2BR build your single family home or du-
area with upscale homes. $139,500. Community offers pool, tennis, club- home on 2 large lots zoned residen- plexl 50 x 100, 1 block to beach.
house. $72,500. tial or retail. $225,000. $59,900.
DIRECT GULF FRONT Condo-
minium on Gulf Sands. Open porch
overlooking the gulf and open walk-
way overlooking pool area. Covered
parking, 2BR/2B. $199,000.
TIP OF THE ISLAND Is where you'll PERICO BAY CLUB Spacious 2BR/ SPACIOUS Canalfront home with
find this charming beach style cottage 2B villa with 2 car garage, sundeck boat dock. Cathedral ceilings with
with large yard. Steps to beach' and and lanai. Fabulous location between exposed beams in family room, huge
fishing pier. $REDUCED$ $179,500. town and the islands! $134,900. master bedroom and more. $179,900.
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WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS
condo. Shows like a model! Fabulous
bay views from screened lanai, 2BR/
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ATTACHED ISLAND VILLA Newly
built, close to beach. 3BR/2B each
side, tile floors, lots of storage and
parking! $149,900 each side.
PERIDIA golf course community
close to new 301 and 175 features this
3BR/2.5B home on the 16th tee.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE PERICO BAY CLUB St. Barts model
Townhouse with 2 car garage, large villa with garage, 2BR/2B, many up-
storage area or craft room, 3BR/2B, grades and decoratorfumishings. Tile
homeowners warranty. $156,500. floors, cathedral ceilings. $149,900.
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ISLAND HOME on 2 extra large lots
in Anna Maria. Across street from
community center perfect for a fam-
ily with kids $152,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB Turnkey fur-
nished 2BR/2B St. Barts model over-
looking sparkling pond with 2 car ga-
CANALFRONT LOT in Holmes
Beach. Comer lot, 30' canalfront,
walking distance to everything
PERICO BAY CLUB Beautiful sun- WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS GRAND CAYMAN unit in Perico Bay READY TO BUILD? We have sev-
sets are yours from this 2nd floor unit Ground floor end unit with carport. Club, 2BR/2B with den, 2 car garage, eral prime island lots available call
with lanai. Bright, open floor plan, 2BR/2B, enclosed lanai best buy in bricked courtyard entry and many for an updated list to drive by today!
2BR/2B, vaulted ceilings. $94,900. fabulous community! $124,000. upgrades. $175,000.
FAMILY HOME with huge backyard PRIVATE end villa in Perico Bay Club ISLAND MOTEL quaintness of a bed SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2B villa PERICO SPECIAL! 2BR/2B condo
and enclosed porch across street with 2 car garage, 2BR/2B, screened and breakfast and income of a high oc- with boat dock, open canal and bayou with carport and lanai has fabulous
from community center. $137,500. porch, eat-in kitchen and morel cupancy motel. New pool, completely views, skylights, carport and more. waterviews. Complex includes pool,
$134,900. renovated. Call for further details. $119,500. tennis, clubhouse and more. $89,900.
RUNAWAY BAY condo across street COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT LOT PERICO fumished 2BR/2B lake front MOBILE HOME in the areas best JUST LISTED! Canalfront home,
from great walking beach is perfect for in high traffic area, great development villa with glass enclosed lanai, large waterfront park Palma Sola. 2BR/2B great room with open kitchen remod-
investors looking for island income location. Call for more information! sundeck and garage. Mint condition! with owned land and LOW LOW eled in '94. 4BR/2B, ceramic tile and
property. $79,500. $295,000. $141,000. maintenance fees. $65,000. more. $229,000.
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allow selective trimming of mangroves under the
supervision of a Registered Landscape Architect.
Eatman & Smith, a leaderin coastalarchitecture 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.
Florida Landscape Architect Reg. No. 0001539.
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LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Amna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
LOVELY MODERN HOME 3BR/2BA newer home
in great family neighborhood, complete with boat
dock. Vaulted ceilings and large screened porch
offered at $204,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-
6986 or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.
SAILBOAT WATER This 3BR elevated home is on
deep water within walking distance to the beach in
Anna Maria City. Priced to sell at $209,000. Call Pat
Jackson eves. at 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at
KEY ROYALE BEAUTY Lovely maintained home
on wide canal complete with caged pool. Remod-
eled kitchen, dome lighting and new appliances.
Open floor plan provides view of pool and canal.
Listed at just $219,000 this is Key Royale's best
buy! Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301 or Ken
Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
NEW LISTING! 2BR/2BA elevated home close to the
beach. 2 master suites both with Gulf views. Many
upgrades. Modern kitchen with recessed lighting and
open pass thru bar to living area. This home must be
viewed to be appreciated. Call Pat Jackson eves. at
778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
TROPICAL PARADISE This 3BR/2BA home wraps
around the swimming pool and very private
screened lanai. Located on deep water canal. One
of Anna Maria's finest streets. Just listed at
$269,000. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986 or
Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.
BEST BUY 1BR/1BA Duplex in North Holmes Beach.
Great rental potential. Just one short block to the
Beach. Asking just $122,500. Call Pat Jackson eves.
at 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LOCATION North end duplex just steps to the Beach
in Anna Maria City. This rare investment opportunity
has just been reduced to $159,000. Call Ken Jackson
eves. at 778-6986 or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.
LOTS OF LOTS
413 Pine Av, Anna Maria....... Reduced to $69,000
Zoned for 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
301 Pine Ave....................... 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. 778-5287 or Ken Jackson
eves. at 778-6986.
111 Tern Dr........................... Reduced to $134,500
One of the last canalfront lots left 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! Won-
derful 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. at 778-6986.
MULTI-FAMILY PROPERTY .................... $259,000
Zoned for 9 units 200x200 lot north of Manatee Av-
enue in Beach. Many possibilities including apart-
ment complex or condominiums. Very close to Gulf
beaches. Owner is motivated and has listed below
market value at $259,000. Call Pat Jackson eves. at
778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE They can't
make anymore! This is the last piece of undevel-
oped property in Anna Maria City. Unlimited poten-
tial with 15 proposed lots. Call Fran Maxon today for
a complete brochure on the unbelievable invest-
ment opportunity. Asking $2,110,000.
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Island real estate sales
1007 Gulf Dr North, Bradenton Beach, 107 Sum-
mer Sands, a 1,602 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 1/23/96, Clifford to Gold, for $178,000; list
112 Palmetto, Anna Maria, a ground level 2,468
sfla 4bed/3bath house built a long time ago on a 50x110
WiN SAND PEBBLE REALTY INC.
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lot, was sold 1/18/96, Weibrecht to Wall, for $195,000;
3103 & 3105 Ave. F, Holmes Beach, a complex of
three buildings totaling 2,256 sfla with 7bed/3bath/2car
built in the 1930s on land measuring 100x100, was sold
1/22/96, Bray to Bordenave, for $192,500; list $229,500.
423 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, an elevated 1,176
sfla 2bed/2bath house built in 1981 on a 52x145 lot,
was sold 1/17/96, Thomas to Keller & Egerland, for
$174,300; list $188,500.
2312 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 104 Sunset Ter-
PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your
When buying or
I can make your
Wagner Realty Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 3 1-4 pm
UNIT 45 NORTH BEACH VILLAGE $169,900
6250 HOLMES BLVD., HOLMES BEACH
This beautiful townhouse has 2 large bedrooms,
2.5 baths, a large 2 car garage with good stor-
age. Open airy floor plan is very tastefully deco-
rated. Short walk to pool or beach.
Call John & Karen Zirzow
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KEY ROYALE BAYOU Stunning refurbished 2BR/
2BA home with expansive water views near
intracoastal waterway. Over 2300 sq. ft. of open living
area with 18 x 28 family room, breakfast nook that
could be den or office. Caged, heated pool, dock with
boat lift, updated top of the line appliances, custom
window treatments. Priced at $385,000. Call Carol R.
Williams 778-1718 after hours.
CHARMING OLD "FLORIDA" style beach house.
Totally refurbished and updated, beautiful tropical
plants in secluded backyard, large lanai, new appli-
ances, roof and a/c, across the street from the beach.
$158,000. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB
PERICO BAY CLUB. A great view of two lakes from
this 1st floor 2BR/2BA condo. Guard gate, pool, ten-
nis, minutes from the beach. $89,900. Zee
Catanese 794-8991 after hours.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Spacious 2BR/2BA 2nd floor
unit in the Villages with a wonderful lake view. 24
hour security, pool, tennis, minutes to beach.
$99,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 after hours.
EXCEPTIONAL 3BR/2BA condo with a panoramic
view of Palma Sola Bay and Intracoastal. Glass
enclosed lanai, many upgrades, 1 car garage.
$187,500. Call Bill Allen 778-1620 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB. The best there is, 3BR/2BA
bayfront unit. This ground floor unit is beautifully
appointed with commanding views of both inland
waterway and Palma Sola Bay. Glass enclosed
porch. Furniture negotiable. $217,000. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS LI
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Buy itI Find itl Sell itl The home of your dreams awaits in The
Islander Bystander. It's the best news on Anna Maria Island.
ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY
3BR/2BA canal home in one of Anna Maria's most
desirable locations for $179,900. Need we say more!
Call Ken Rickett 778-3026.
RARE FIND! Direct bayfront, 2BR/2BA condo.
Intracoastal views from living room & master bed-
room. Heated pool, boat dock, turnkey furnished. Must
see! $155,000. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
THE WATERWAY Decorator done exquisite
3BR/3BA top floor unit with large boat dock. Must
see! Complex includes tennis, pool, work-out room
and more. Good location and view. $145,000. Ken
GULFFRONT AT ITS BEST! Anna Maria Island
Club, most preferred on the Island. 2BR/2BA fully
furnished, total of 1,528 sq. ft. Pool, spa, hot tub, el-
evators. $239,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
ZONED COMMERCIAL -Unique opportunity to
own one of the few industrial locations on the Is-
land. Property consists of two floors, 406 sq. ft.
each in a complex of other industrial users. Many
possibilities. Rent or lease option. Asking $49,900.
Ken Rickett 778-3026.
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
268 South Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach
Sunday, March 3rd 1pm til 5pm
Don't miss this immaculate and spacious 2 bedroom, 2
bath contemporary home featuring vaulted ceilings, eleva-
tor, sundecks, jacuzzi and so much more! Priced at
$239,500 including Homeowner's Warranty! Don't miss it!
This affordable duplex features 1 bedroom, 1 bath on
each side and is tucked away on a secluded street in the
village of Anna Maria within easy walking distance to both
Bay and Gulf. Super income property! Priced at $163,500.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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Associate After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-350S
Nancy Gulford...778-2158 Monica Reld...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130 Sherry Ssser ... 778-1820
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 30
race, a 2bed/2bath Gulf front 1,180 sfla condo built in
1982, was sold 1/11/96, Stone & Malnar to Salazar, for
$155,900; list $164,900.
2917 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,040
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1979 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 1/8/96, Herrera to Laford, for $133,500;
3108 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 606
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
furnished units available
"Now through Season"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
Debbie Dial R MIK Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager HOLMES BEACH, FL.
VIEW OF INTRACOASTAL
sfla lbed/lbath cottage built in 1936 on a very irregu-
lar lot of approximate 75x200, was sold 1/8/96,
Nicholds to Robinson, for $145,000; list unknown.
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 104PlayaEncantada,
a 2bed/2bath 1,200 sfla condo built in 1981, was sold 1/
9/96, Dietermam to Melvin, for $183,000; list unknown.
* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander
Wedebrock Real Estate Company
Nearly new 3 bedroom 2 bath
home on cul-de-sac in Holmes
Smuggler's Landing condo -
S elegant custom built 2 bedroom
on sailboat water, dream kitchen.
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Bekyitho 778-0700 1-800-401-1054
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
storeroom and T-
heated pool, 50'
WESTBAY COVE ... 2BR/2BA bayfront complex, htd.
pool, tennis, walk to beach. $133,900.
SUNBOW BAY ... 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevator and
walk to beach. #DY66992. $95,900.
MARTINIQUE ... top floor 2BR/2BA w/Gulf & Bay views.
$189,900. Also 3BR/3BA $196,900.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110' Gulf
front. #DY68061. $185,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
ji Real Estate Lecturer
SBiographed in Who's Who
in American Law
Je Parle Fraccais
(un petit peu)
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.
BAYSHORE GARDENS ... 2BR/2BA condo. Heated
poo, good location for shopping and restaurants. #66356.
$33,000. Cal Bruce Skorupa, eves. 795-0303.
Karin Stephan iIT(fWf F
Fax: 941- 778-3035
MILUON $ NEIGHBORHOOD...Open floor plan with bayviews,
pool with spa.. #KS66278. $895,000.
WEST WINDS...2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with heated pool.
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, turkey
furnished, steps to beach. $179,900.
LOT ... 50x100 Island Bayview lot available. Build your own.
ISLAND PARADISE ... luxury condos w/panoramic Gulf views.
$289,000. Maint. fees $274/mo.
2BR/2BA unit with glass enclosed
lanal overlooking the beautiful Gulf of
Mexico and its white sandy beaches.
Storm shutters, two car garage, ten-
nis. heated pool, elevator and se-
cured lobby. #CH57185. $154,900.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
FLAMINGO CAY ... a home for your boat and a
2BR/2BA condo for you. Overlooks bird sanctuary
and waterway. Deep canal, pool, tennis and cov-
ered parking. #66886. $89,900. Call Horace T.
WESTBAY COVE ... only 1BR/1BA ground floor
unit available in popular bayfront complex. Enjoy
morning coffee on the screened in porch off the
master bedroom and cocktails on the patio over-
looking the heated pool and lush landscaping.
$85,900. Call T. Dolly Young, eves. 778-5427.
S coprt sposor o MoteMarine L beorat o-r y.Cll." ora roc hue eand adisco u nt o.K
Entirely remodeled 3BR/2BA single family home
with 2 car garage and extra work area. 2,100 sq.
ft. under roof, on 100 X 100 lot. New kitchen, car-
pet, imported Italian tile, formal dining room and
beautiful waterviews. $235,000
Shown by Appointment Only 778-3148
2217 Ave. B., Bradenton Beach
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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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.
ANNA MARIA complete twin bedroom set, coffee
table and more. 778-5002.
DINING TABLE (2) chairs. Sleeper sofa. 778-5057.
SWIVEL ROCKERS $75 ea. Excellent, beige.
Lamps, wicker chest, Hi Boy dresser, assorted pic-
ONE THREE PIECE natural rattan sofa with otto-
man. Salmon colored fabric, like new. $175. One
love seat, kick-out footrests, blue herculon fabric.
Both pieces excellent condition. $100. 778-1093.
ROCKING CHAIRS, 2 small, avocado green living
room chairs, super comfortable. Tan, letter size file
cabinet. $50 ea. 778-6806.
RARE BUYS 30" sq. marble top end table $200, pair
marble top 20" sq. coffee tables $100. Danish cush-
ioned arm chair $75. Wicker & wood Boston rocker
$200. 2 dr. file cabinet with key $50. Round plastic
umbrella table $40 umbrella $30 stand $10. Extra
large projection screen $50. New double s.s. sink $50.
High 4 shelf oak & glass display $100,2 shelf $50. New
bath fan/heat/light $60. Globe & stand $25.6 life jack-
ets $8 ea. New Pestalite $35. Sunbeam express
counter oven, toast, broil, bake, micro $85. Anchor &
line, new Shakespeare & other fish reels. New 2,400
baud modem $40. New white framed mirror, 29" x 43"
$100. Lee Reynolds oil painting 4' x 5' yellow/orange/
beige $400. 778-9470 or 795-8477, 9- 9.
WALNUT FORMICA KITCHEN set, coffee/end
tables, lamps, TV's, vacuum, misc. household items,
hardware/light fixtures. 3705 Gulf Dr., H.B. 779-1248
HUGE MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat., Mar. 1 & 2,, 9 5.
Antiques, computer desk, fumiture, rowing machine,
sports equipment, designer clothes, 100s misc. Open
house Sun., Mar. 3, 2- 4. 314 21 St. W. off Manatee.
HANDICAP COMMODE $50 or $100 installed.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang &
Olufsen stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turm-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Mar. 1,9 2. Patio furniture,
sleeper sofa, crib, roller blades, lamps, etc. St. Ber-
nard Activity Ctr., 43rd St., Holmes Beach.
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.
SATURDAY, MAR 2, 8- 1. ONLY. Lots of stuff! 208
Fir Ave, Anna Maria.
BIG ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE show. Sat., Mar. 2, 10
- 5. Antique toys, trains, dolls, barbies, steam toys,
baby boomber items, much more. Manatee Convention
Center, Route 41, Palmetto. 500 off with ad.
SEAGRAPE FESTIVAL, Roser Church, Mar. 2, 9 -
2. Lunch, baked goods, shell craft, plants, shoes,
books, clothing, jewelry. 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE, Sat. & Sun.., Mar. 2 & 3, 8 4. Qual-
ity items; furniture, housewares, good clothing, men's
gadgets. Upscale sale. 508 70th St., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., Mar. 2, 9 3. Furniture, books,
clothing, odds & ends. 228 Gladiolus, Anna Maria.
MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., Mar. 1 & 2.
Exer. equipment, household items. 119 52nd St.,
MOVING SALE Sat., Mar. 2, 8 2. Furniture, house-
hold, children's toys and clothes, bikes, misc. 306
56th St., Holmes Beach.
SAVE ANNA MARIA, Inc., the grassroots organiza-
tion that stopped the mega bridge, needs your reus-
able items for rummage sale to be held March 9.
Earnings will help pay SAM's attorney. Drop off items
at Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, or
call Joy Courtney at 778-5405 for pick up. Thank you.
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.
IS DOUG C. really going to be 50?
BINGO EVERY THURSDAY at 7 pm. 3 cards $1.50.
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd and
Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
SELF EMPLOYED individual and families and small
business owners. Save up to 30% on your health
insurance premiums. Call Arnold 794-0567.
HOLMES BEACH VOTERS vote "YES" on the
bridge referendum to say "NO" to the mega bridge!
Add your no mega bridge voice to the vote of our sis-
ter cities. Vote "YES" for no mega bridge.
WANTED CHECK DONATIONS from SAM members
and SAM fans to help pay Save Anna Maria, Inc.'s
winning no mega bridge attorney, David Levin. Send
your tax deductible donation to Save Anna Maria,
Inc., PO Box 906, Anna Maria City, 34216. Donations
dedicated to SAM's legal fund. Thank you.
O HOLY ST. JUDE, apostle & martyr, great in virtue
& rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ,
faithful intercessor of all who invoke need: to you I
have recourse from the depth of my heart & humbly
beg to whom God has given such great power to
come to my assistance. Help me in my present &
urgent petition; in return I promise to make your name
known and cause you to be invoked. Say 3 Our Fa-
thers, 3 Hail Mary's and 3 Glorias. Publication must
be promised. St. Jude pray for us & all who invoke
your aid, Amen. This is a powerful Novena and I have
had my request granted. ROJ
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,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
1987 CHEVY CELEBRITYstation wagon. 62,000 mi.,
top shape. $2,950. 778-5287. 408 80th St., H.B.
'84 MOTOR HOME 30 FT., new engine. $7,500.'83
Delorian $10,000 OBO. (800) 977-0803 or 778-4523.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
26' PEARSON ready to cruise. $6,300. Call 778-
5590 for details.
1986, 19' BAYLINER, 125 hp force motor. 778-
4817 after 5 pm.
12' ROWBOAT, good condition. $100. 778-5183.
DOCKAGE WANTED TO RENT for 22' sailboat with
3' draft. 778-7020.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
HILTON SERVERS Are you looking for a quality
company that can provide good tips plus benefits?
We have the best employment deal in town. Your
choice of casual or fine dining at a quality-oriented
hotel restaurant. Apply in person at Shannon Hotel
Group, 442 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL for
positions at the Longboat Hilton Beach Resort.
SANITATION WORKER: CDL class B license re-
quired. Applications can be sent to: Attention Buddy
Watts, City of Bradenton Beach, 107 Gulf Dr. N.,
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217. Must be received by
Mar. 1, 1996, 3 pm. The City of Bradenton Beach
considers applicants for all positions without regard
to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin,
age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual ori-
entation, or any other legally protected status.
HELP WANTED wait staff, bussers, bartenders, kitchen
staff. Apply in person at Anna Maria Oyster Bar.
COOKS & SERVERS wanted, full or part time. Good
pay with flexible hours. Apply in person only to Bridge
St. Pier & Cafe. A drug free work place.
PART TIME TELLERS Explore the possibilities of
entry-level teller opportunities. One year of cash han-
dling experience and familiarity with computer/type-
writer keyboard required. Excellent teller training
class, competitive salary and a progressive benefits
package including hospitalization, dental, life insur-
ance, child care assistance, vacation and sick pay.
Opportunities are available with flexible hours in the
Longboat Key Area. Only those seeking part time
employment need apply. Apply in person between 9
am 3 pm, Mon. Fri. at: Nations Bank, 500 Bay
Isles Rd. or 6960 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key,
FL. No phone calls please. Nations Bank an equal
LOOKING FOR MATURE person who likes to work
with people. Must be able to work some weekends
and nights. Apply at Pirate Pete's, 2219 Gulf Dr., B.B.
DOLPHIN PRE SCHOOL help wanted. Call 778-2967.
GULF STREAM BEACH RESORT. Part time child
care ideal for students. For details call Bridget of
Shelby at 778-2365.
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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!
Elevated 3BR/2BA home in quiet Coconut Bayou. Newly
painted with spacious open design living area and kitchen.
Two sets of glass doors open onto deluxe lanai with open
cathedral ceilings in living area. Close walking to beach and
reduced price. $179,900.
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2BR/2BA nearly new elevated home is close to the Gulf in
Holmes Beach. This home features 2 master suites with ex-
tra large baths and nice views of the Gulf. Many upgrades
including Pella windows and tile floors. Must be seen to be
appreciated Call Pat Jackson eves, at 778-3301 or Ken
Jackson eves. at 778-6986. Listed at $169,000.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
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(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
CHOICE 1997 VACATION RENTALS AVAILABLE
11101 Gulf Dr. 3BR/2.5BA and den, Gulf view
townhouse with a $110,000 makeover. Features white
tile floors, an open kitchen, dining room and living
room format with new white appliances, and a claw
tub upstairs in the master bath. Jan. Mar. '97 at
$2,250 per month.
703 Fern. 3BR/2BA home offers the same after it's
makeover in 1995. Jan. Mar. '97 at $1,900 per month.
Doug Dowling Realty
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NOW HIRING at Tip of the Island Resraurant. Apply
SERVERS WANTED willing to work days, eve-
nings and weekends. Apply between 3 & 5. Eddie
B's, 204 Pine, Anna Maria.
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.
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 expe-
rience necessary. Earn big $$$, up to 50% commis-
sion. China etc. 779-1109 or 746-1566.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED FT Saturday a must..
Apply in person. Four Winds Resort, 2605 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
ISLAND BEAUTY PARLOR established location, 25
yrs. 2 stations, dryers, sinks and more. An actual
LAID OFF have you been dumped on, lied to, or
downsized. We are actually upsizing and need sales
reps that are sharp, motivated and don't mind hard
work. Int'l co. taking advantage of billion $ markets.
Call Peggy 925-7454.
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.
DEPENDABLE CARING LADY will care for elderly
with lots of TLC. Experienced and references. Phone
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.
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
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SUMMER SANDS CONDO
Lovely 2BR/2BA top floor unit with great view
overlooking Bay. Private beach on Gulf side. Se-
cured entry, elevator, boat dock, pool and spa.
$146,500. Call Robin or Joan at 778-7244 anytime.
INCOME TAX SERVICE Call Laurie Miller at 778-2844.
EXPERT CLEANING, personalized service. Island
resident, excellent references. Leigh 778-1960.
"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.
LOWEST CLEANING RATES on Island. 10 years
experience. Great references. Ironing and alter-
ations a specialty. Pick up and delivery. 778-2085.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
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
PRO CLEAN professional carpet & furniture clean-
ing. See the difference with our powerful mobile
cleaning plant. Quick-dry system. Satisfaction guar-
VAN-GO PAINTING ResidentialCommercial, 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.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, de-
sign service, quality, fair prices. Reg.# RR0066450.
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.
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CARPET, VINYL, TILE. Sold, installed and repaired.
Free estimates, excellent prices. All workmanship guar-
anteed. 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 &
vinyl 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 re-
pairs, 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).
PRESSURE WASHING AND PAINTING. Quality
work, reasonable prices. 779-1099.1
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
THE I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remod-
eling, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.
CUSTOM HOME MAINTENANCE repairs, painting,
interior and exterior, pool care, lawn and landscap-
ing. Long or short term. Free estimates. References
available. Call Jeff at 779-2151.
IVORY'S TREE SERVICE wants your big trees. We
specialize in large trees and palms. We also do
lawns, landscapes and hauling. Call Dina 778-2259
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott
AVAILABLE APR. 15 JUN. 1. Fully furnished
beach cottage. 1 BR/1BA, private lot and parking.
$400 per week includes phone and cable. 778-2832.
DUPLEX 1BR/1BA, close to shopping and restau-
rants, 1 block to nice Gulf beach in South Holmes
Beach. $1,300 per mo. includes utilities, cable and
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.
KEY ROYAL PROPERTIES
Panoramic view of Tampa Bay & Intracoastal Waterway.
Custom Spanish motif. 3BR/2.5BA, open floor plan, heated
pool, fireplace, boat dock, fenced in yard. $595,000.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Top floor. Sweeping views of Tampa Bay &
Intracoastal Waterway. 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished,
southern exposure overlooks bayou. Pool, tennis, walk
to beaches and shopping. $114,900.
N. G. "Nick" Patsios
MLS For More Information Call
(941)778-2261 or (941)778-4642
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Senrice .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
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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
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
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RKINSTA MASTER Interior & Exterior
SREKEYINSTALL MASTER Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
SService Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
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STILL AVAILABLE Mar. 9 29. Gulffront ground
floor, 1BR/1 BA condo. Screened lanai, sundeck on
private beach w/ hot tub. $525 per wk. includes
phone and cable. 778-2832.
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.
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.
CHARMING BEACH CLASSIC 2BR/1BA, 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. $2,500
mo. Security required. Call 778-2968.
ANNUAL RENTAL, Anna Maria. 2BR/2BA canalfront
home. Garage, boat dock. No smoking or pets. $850/
mo. + utilities. Green Real Estate 778-0455.
GULFFRONT BEST VIEW 3BR/2BA top floor master
suite, patio, tropical garden. March 18/24 $1,050. Apr.
10th on winter '97 $3,300 mo., $1,200 wk. 778-0990.
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.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT. Approx. 1,340
sq. ft. Excellent location, great visibility. Call Smith
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT at 5306 Holmes Blvd.
Call 778-2694 or 778-1703.
SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly ac-
commodations. Fully furnished. Walk to beach, post
office, restaurants. Magnolia apartments. 778-2627.
Visit our gift shop.
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, downstairs den and office, enclosed 2-car
garage. Available for rent for Apr. & May '96. 108 Pine
Avenue. By owner, 813-949-0104 or 813-229-2850.
JUST LISTED. EXECUTIVE Bayfront, 2BR/2BA +
den, immaculate. Mar., Apr. and on 96. Available wk/
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/1.5BA DUPLEX apt. close to the beach. $600
+ utilities. Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT home on Bimini Bay. Boat
dock and boat lift, great sunrise view. Yearly unfur-
nished. Call Bob Dingman 778-1937.
ANNUAL/SEASONAL GULFVIEW small dead end
street 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.
SEASONAL RENTAL, monthly, fully furnished,
beautiful views, steps to beach, 2BR/2BA. $1,250
plus $500 refundable security. 104 6th St. South, #A,
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 fur-
nished. Prefer 4 6 mo., no smoking, no pets,
quiet. 1 st floor, nice yard with patio. Walk to every-
thing, lovely area. 778-7107.
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BAYFRONT DUPLEX furnished, 2BR/1BA. Large
porch and deep water dock. 794-5980.
PET OK. PRIVATE, shaded, fenced yard, Gulfside.
Steps to shelling, shops, fine food, fishing pier. 1 BR
plus sleeper. Wk/mo/yr. 792-8482.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA home. 2BR/2BA ground
level on Lake Vista 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.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA house. Pan-
oramic view, available Apr. due to cancellation.
Full month/weekly. Also Dec. 96 Jan. 97. (813)
SUNRISE ON THE BAY Gulf/Bay front, 2BR/
2BA, large enclosed porch, view Skyway. Wk/
FURNISHED APARTMENT FOR RENT. 2BR/2BA,
SMALL FURNISHED EFFICIENCY -seasonal $650
plus security, yearly $400 plus elec. and security. No
smoking or pets. 778-3906.
ANNUAL RENTAL newly painted studio apt. Steps
to beach. $425 mo. includes all utilities except phone.
Enclosed porch, wooden deck. Call (813) 935-2968.
1BR/1 BA, SEASONAL Mar. Apr. Cozy, clean,
close to beach. $325/wk. pls. Leave message
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR PAINTING
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2BR/2BA FULLY FURNISHED duplex close to beach
and shopping. Available May thru Dec. $700 mo. +
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, across street
from Gulf. Wtr/cable included, no pets. Must see. 1st,
last, and deposit. 778-7665.
SEASONAL WK/MO 3 minutes to beach, market,
restaurants, shops, bank. Turnkey, 2BR/2BA, w/d.
$1,000 to $1,500 dependent on stay. (800) 977-0803
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/2BA apartment
close to beach and shopping. 1st, last, security. $650
mo. 778-0217. Available Mar. 1. No pets.
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share nice
home with washer and dryer in Anna Maria with male
smoker. $450 mo., child + $50.
OPEN HOUSE Sun., Mar. 3. 1 pm to 5 pm. Westbay
Cove #113. 2BR/2BA first floor corner unit with
bayview. Updated, ceramic tile, Berber carpet, dome
ceiling in kitchen, extended living area (1,444 sq. ft.),
newly painted. Call Bob & Lu Rhoden, Neal & Neal
Realtors 778-2261/after hours 778-2692 or toll free
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Newly renovated
condo ground floor, end unit with southern exposure.
$139,000. Owner 778-8482. No agents please.
OPEN HOUSE Sun., Mar. 3. 1 pm to 4 pm. 5400 Gulf
Dr., #29. Large and sunny condo. Corner unit, 2BR/
2BA, gorgeous beach and heated pool. $227,000.
Neal & Neal Realtors, Helen White 778-2261, eves
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 4.812 South Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria. Unique location. 3BR/2BA, 75 feet of
beach front on Tampa Bay. 778-1239.
WANTEDPRINCIPLE desires small, Gulffront or
Gulfview, Bayfront or Bayview home. Call NY (516)
589-3943. Leave message.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA, split design, lanai, large
dock, double garage, circle driveway. 615 Emerald
Lane. Info call 778-0017.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $153,900. 778-7127.
ANNA MARIA BUILDING LOT with breathtaking view
of the Sunchine Skyway Bridge. Super spot for the
avid fisherman. $119,900. Phone (941) 778-5842.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 1BR/1 BA. Newly remodeled
inside and out. $129,500. 2103 Ave. B., Bradenton
BEAUTIFUL BAYVIEW HOME 2 years old. Large
screened porch. 2/3BR 2BA. Drive by 2202 Ave. A,
Bradenton Beach. $229,900. 778-2960.
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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.
MAINLAND IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
all the extras. $89,900. 778-4523 or 755-2559.
BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED & FURNISHED 2BR/
2BA townhouse in small complex with pool, 2 blocks
from beach. $99,500. 778-0510.
PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished
condo. Tennis, heated pool, beautiful beach. Neal &
Neal Realtors, Helen White 778-2261, eves 778-6956.
A LITTLE PAINT, wallpaper and creativity is all that
is needed to make this 3BR island home a palace.
Solid concrete block construction in central Holmes
Beach location with 39 ft. dock on sailboat water!
Only $225,000. Contact Sandy Greiner, RE/MAX
Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
BAYFRONT3BR/2BA home. Panoramic view, caged
pool, boat davits, large lot. $395,000. Neal & Neal
Realtors, Helen White 778-2261, eves 778-6956.
WATCH THE WATERS of the Intracoastal from the
great room and enclosed sunporch of the 2BR/2BA
island bungalow that is zoned duplex. A rare find at
$139,900. Call Barbara Turner or Sandy Greiner,
RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
A HAPPY HUSBAND is one with a 3 car garage and
boat house on a wide canal. A 4BR/2.5BA home with
2 fireplaces and a hot tub will make the lady of the
house happy, too. Find out more by calling Sandy
Greiner, RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
NOT FAR FROM THE BEACH 3BR home in north-
west Bradenton, $108,900. Contact Sandy Greiner,
RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
4BR FAMILY HOME with fireplace and screened
lanai in northwest Bradenton. Double lot with plenty
of room for pool. Contact Sandy Greiner or Barbara
Turner, RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
SELLER ANXIOUS Bring in all offers. 525 Loquat
Dr. Wonderful. 5BR/4BA waterfront family pool
home. Includes exquisite pine floors, vaulted ceilings
with fans, fireplace, skylights and dazzling bayviews.
Truly one of a kind. $465,000. Betsy Hills Real Es-
STOP MOWING GRASS Spend the day at the
beach instead. This island condo is completely re-
done with large open kitchen and convertible lanai.
Located just a short walk to beach. Only $119,900.
Contact Sandy Greiner or Yvonne Higgins, RE/MAX
Gulfstream Realty 778-7777.
2BR/2BA VILLA (not a condo). Double garage,
separate laundry, lanai, deck. Very private end unit
with view. Ideal for investor or buyer who needs time
but wants today's prices. Tenant in place at $800
month until Dec. 96. Beautiful Perico Bay Club, two
miles to Holmes Beach. Open house Wed., Feb. 28.
1 pm to 4 pm. Call Marilyn Trevethan at Island Real
DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME 517 56th St., Holmes
Beach. Large deep water dock, seawall, spectacu-
lar bayview, 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub, decking,
tropical landscaping. Well cared for. Just listed by
owner. $275,000. 778-6747 or 366-7866.
PALMA SOLA SHORES mobile home. Owned land,
$100 month maintenance fees, 2BR/2BA furnished.
Walk to bay, pool or clubhouse. Reduced $65,000. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
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ter. More information: 778-7978.
FISH TALES WELCOME ...
just drop your photo and information about your
catch off at The Islander Bystander office,
5408 Marina Drive. (next door to D.Coy Ducks)
* Wait Staff
* Kitchen Staff
5325 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL
SRetail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
Cherie A Deen LMT
Surcharge for home visits
HOLMES BEACH MINI STORAGE
Vacancies Climate Controlled Storage
Facilities in variety of sizes
10' x 20' Garages Now Available
3018 AVE C Holmes Beach 778-5549
Painting & Decorating
* Custom Painting Pressure Cleaning
* Wallpaper Hanging General Repairs
References 15 Years Experience
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S -HEARING AIDS
Sales Service Testing
A BATTERY CLUB
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Hearing Care Services, Inc.
I Elsworth Hearing Service
501 Village Green Pkwy. In Village Green Plaza
* Bradenton 792-0082 j
Call 761-8240 for appt.
Visit our showroom at 4815 Manatee Ave. W.
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GOING ABROAD FOR A SPELL
BY DEAN NILES / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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9 Sleeper's woe
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17 Media exec
19 Turn off
21 Unpaid activity,
24 Get-- of
28 Alphabet string
30 Subject of
31 3-D coordinate
33 Certain cuisine
34 High ways?
36 To mildly
37 X'ed, in a way
40 Modem Persian
42 Eyes, in poetry
44 60's Canadian
47 A lot of "Deck
49 Yale Bowl hosts
50 Things sailors
52 Testing org.
53 Like some
55 One-liner, e.g.
57 Even more
58 Minn. neighbor
59 Family V.I.P.'s
60 Helen Hunt
63 People in
66 Draws forth
75 Like some losers
78 Striking out
82 Word with sign
84 Brimless topper
86 The "S" in
87 Autumn bouquet
88 Big shot
89 Roman martyr
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92 Helping hand
93 Of vivid mental
95 Like Cheerios
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101 Drain of color
102 The Supremes
103 Goddess whom
105 Name part
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4 Sound of
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10 Bring to light
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48 Restaurant roll?
49 "The Hot Zone"
51 Early moralist
53 Beat it
64 Cries at a
72 Castor's slayer
74 Iris fancier?
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79 One of a related
set of atoms
80 OPEC member
81 "Ivan Susanin"
82 Gush feeling
83 Dairy deliveries
84 So far
88 Book after
89 Mountain home
95 Other, to Ortega
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CANALFRONT HOME $238,000 Large
2BR/2BA Key Royale home designed lor enler-
taining Open floor plan, big family room 2 car
garage & maintenance free yard Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-2261, eves 778-
6791 or 778-4891
CANALFRONT HOME $289,000 Lovely
Key Royale 3BR/2 EBA home Move in c.-orndlon
lewer seawall and dock. lanai. lawn sprinkler
Easy to show Hurryi lNick Palsios 778-2261 or
Nick at Nile 778--642
TOWNHOUSE ON THE WATER $220,000 KEY WEST STYLE TOWNHOME $159,900
Rarely available 3BR/3BA 2 stlr, enclosed Privale cul-de-sac near Holmes Beach sand/
lanai We iLay Point & Moorings boal dock out- walking beach Low rrmainlenance fee Wrap
side your door Spacious. elegant irleror around upper balco-n. Tropical foliage & lawn
Bo.bye Chasey/ 778-2261 eves 778-1532 Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261
GULFFRONT COMPLEX $169,900 2BR/
2BA very nice unit on top floor Vertical blinds,
turnkey furnished Under building parking, well
maintained grounds & locked pool area for ex-
tra security Call Helen While 778-2261 eves
Mary Ann Schmidt has been
successfully selling Florida Real
Estate for 10 years. She and her
fn il~j h ir d nn l ifgn tv l
OVERLOOKS INTRACOASTAL $144,900
This 2BR/2 .BA has secunly enlrr. elevator
pool garage parking lacuzzi boat dock & pri-
vate beach on Gull Call Bill Bo-mrran 778.2261
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO $135,500 LOVELY HOME $84,900 Village Green
2BR/2BA w ih double garage, eat-in kitchen home on cul-de-sac in very good condiior.
Prvale screened room wih nice view of water Glass enclosed lanai, indoor ulliy. garage.
Pools lenris and securi-, guard Call Janis Van sprinkler. well & timer Many e-ras Call Paul
Sleer burgh 778.2261 ee.-. 7'P-4796 Marin 778-2261 or eves 794-0049
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CANALFRONT beaullully re-rriCdeed BlR/2QA er.j iuni Ce-
ram ic tile, Berber carpet........................................... $74,900
CANALFRONT 2BR/1.5BA totally remodeled in Southwest
motif ........................ ............... .. $72,000
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LBK 3/2 Gultfront $1300 mo
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