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Council votes for mayor's resignation


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach City Council members voted 3-1 to
have Mayor Leroy Arnold immediately resign, citing
possible lawsuits, civil rights violations, sexual harassment
of employees and failure to attend meetings.
Arnold had left the Wednesday special workshop
prior to the council action, which had Councilman John
Kaufmann the only member to support the mayor.
The council vote calling for Arnold's resignation
is non-binding.
"John Kaufmann showed more sense of fair play
[than the other council members]," Arnold told The Is-
lander Bystander Monday. "I've not had enough
chance to defend myself, and I've been cautioned not
to say too much due to a possible lawsuit.
"I believe I've acted in a professional manner,"
Arnold continued, citing a recent illness as to why he



Turtle Watch


director


denied 1996


permit
By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
With the start of the sea turtle nesting season just
two months away, five-year Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch Director Chuck Shumard has been denied a state
marine turtle permit for the protective services his
group has provided since 1981.
That volunteer effort has grown to 65 people and
someone else can step forward to apply for the permit,
says Shumard.
"Will they?" asks the gentleman who has devoted
six months per year of long hours and love to the pro-
tection of an endangered 70-million-year-old species
for the last 11 years.
"I just don't know. The volunteers on the south end
of the Island are quitting over this thing. They are very
upset by the number of turtles we lost last year by fol-
lowing the state's guidelines. We were all upset by how
many we lost all over the Island."
Last summer Shumard told The Islander Bystander
that he was considered "a maverick" by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection's former bu-
reau administrator and now bureau chief David Arnold.
Shumard disagreed with new guidelines for leaving
nests where they were laid after following DEP direc-
tion for seven years that they move the thousands of
eggs to protected on-beach hatcheries, also called
group restraining cages or "turtle condominiums."
Arnold signed the final order denying Shumard's
permit on Feb. 26.

Last season Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch ,.. .
volunteers documented 98 .. ..
sea turtle nests that were
lost after being left in their
"natural" habitat per
DEP reuqirements. Nests ..
left on the beach and
marked for protection,
such as this one, drowned
when a storm pushed
waves and water far .i .
beyond the normal high.
tide line. Each nest
contains an average of .-'
110 eggs. Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn. '


has left or been absent from meetings.
The council move to have Arnold resign is the lat-
est in a series of altercations in city hall since last
December's election of Arnold as mayor.
Building Official Whitey Moran quit his position
effective last Friday, citing Arnold's lack of support.
City Clerk Alice Baird and Deputy Clerk Lea Ann
Bessonette have said Arnold violated their civil rights
when he accused Baird of going to the wrong church
and Bessonette of living with another woman.
Councilman Dick Subre led the attack against Arnold.
"In view of recent attacks on employees in good
standing, which are deserving of nothing other than the
highest respect, praise and admiration, and in view of the
civil rights and sexual harassment activities entered into
by the mayor, along with his failure to lead this city in any
direction, causing mayhem and embarrassment to the city,


its employees and the citizens, plus his failure to fulfill his
duties by not attending or leaving important meetings
along with other irresponsible actions endangering the
well-being of the city, I make the motion the city council
request the mayor, Leroy Arnold, resign his position ef-
fective immediately," said Suhre.
His motion was seconded by Vice Mayor Connie
Drescher. Reading from a prepared statement, she said,
in part, Arnold "... has possibly opened our city up to
lawsuits, possibly jeopardized our future grants, tar-
nished our good image which so many have worked
long and hard to accomplish over the past years.
"I am asking the mayor to put our city's best interest
first and step down. Mr. Mayor, I respectfully request you
resign as mayor of Bradenton Beach," she concluded.
Councilman Gail Cole voted with Drescher and
Suhre without comment


ARTISTS, PIRATES, THIEVES AND ... SAM?


Along with one of spring's largest events on the Island, the artisans of the 8th Annual Springfest of Fine
Arts and Crafts will be joined on the Holmes Beach field behind city hall by the Privateers and their
Thieves Market including an art raffle and sale to benefit SAM's bridge fund. The events include local
food vendors and continuous live entertainment. The Privateers and SAM events are Saturday, March 9,
only. The art show continues Sunday. Admission to the events is free. Look for more information inside
this week. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn


Shumard will hold a Turtle Watch meeting this Fri-
day night to explain the state's six-page ruling and to of-
fer the permit application to anyone who will take it.
"I won't encourage or discourage someone from
taking this over. But I haven't heard from anybody yet
who's said they're willing."
About one week before he received the permit de-
PLEASE SEE TURTLES, NEXT PAGE


CORTEZ BRIDGE WATCH:
Florida Department of Transportation
officials say "several brief, periodic
closures" will take place Wednesday,
March 6, beginning at 7 p.m.








SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ............................. .... 7
ISLAND MAP ............................................. 22
Stir-it-up .................................................... 26
Streetlife .................................................. 30
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 32
Crossword puzzle............................ 24
DON'T FORGET
THE HOLMES BEACH
ELECTION TUESDAY,
MARCH 12


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


MARCH 7, 1996


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IB PAGE 2 0 MARCH 7, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Bradenton official bail-out saves Bradenton Beach


Bradenton is coming to the rescue of Bradenton
Beach at least as far as buildings are concerned.
Jerry West, director of the Bradenton Department
of Planning and Development, said he would provide
a certified building official for at least two hours a day
for up to six weeks while Bradenton Beach officials
interview and hire a replacement for Whitey Moran,
who resigned last week.



Berliner Backstube opens
on Bridge Street
Delectable aromas, decorator touches of melon, teal
and white lace, and a breakfast, lunch and coffee
klatsch menu enticed a steady stream of happy
patrons to the March 2 grand opening at Berliner
Backstube German bakery and coffee house at 117
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Luncheon diners Kit
Redeker, left, of Bradenton Beach, and her Illinois
guest Dorothy Arling declared their "schrippen" a
winner. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


West said the service would be done without
charge to Bradenton Beach.
"The mayor said he would give you all the help we
can without neglecting our city," West said of his boss,
Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers.
The Bradenton bail-out of Bradenton Beach will
allow business-as-usual in the city's building depart-
ment, which in January approved more than $700,000


worth of new or re-construction work in the city.
Councilman John Kaufmann, who negotiated the
deal with Bradenton, also contacted a building consult-
ant, Manatee County and the other Island cities. He rec-
ommended the Bradenton proposal as the best offer to
Bradenton Beach.
A Bradenton building official began work in
Bradenton Beach earlier this week.


State strips Turtle Watch's Shumard of operating permit


TURTLES, FROM PAGE 1

nial from DEP, Shumard says he "had a feeling it was
coming."
According to Shumard, who is also the new mayor of
Anna Maria, he had a phone call from someone in the
office of Michael Sole, biological administrator for the
department's Bureau of Protected Species Management.
"'They asked for my street address so I figured some-
thing was on the way," says Shumard. "Sole didn't even
have the courtesy to speak to me over the phone."
At the end of last week Shumard had a phone call
from a Bradenton newspaper reporter saying he had a
news release from the DEP about the permit revoca-
tion. A Tampa daily newspaper apparently received the
same advance report.
After the phone call, Shumard found a Federal
Express notice of delivery hanging on his front door.
Forty-eight hours passed before he received the actual
six-page "final order."

'Out in the field'
Marine turtle permits authorize applicants "to con-
duct stranding and salvage activities, conduct nesting
surveys and relocate nests" in accordance with DEP
guidelines pursuant to a 1976 cooperative agreement
between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Depart-
ment of the Interior and DEP (formerly the Florida
Department of Natural Resources).
Shumard said last summer that new rules were issued,
in his opinion, without input from those who had devoted
years to the "real, out-there-in-the field" turtle efforts.
He also felt that Anna Maria Island with its
many condominiums, outdoor lights and heavy vehicu-
lar traffic on the south end around Coquina Beach -
doesn't fit the DEP bill. "Their new rules might have
worked here 40 or 50 years ago."
When the 1995 nesting season began, Shumard's
permit included some of those new rules. All nests
were to be left exactly where they were laid on the
beach. If they were endangered by high water, they
could be moved back in the same vicinity.
Additionally, Turtle Watch volunteers were to stay
away from the hatched nests for 72 hours after the tiny
creatures broke their shells.
"And then, after 72 hours," said Shumard last year,
"we could count the dead." Dead serious, he added, "The
way we do it, we don't have any dead turtles to count."
Shumard requested that Arnold and another bureau
representative address the Island watch group last
spring regarding the new guidelines.
At the meeting Shumard offered to cut the reloca-
tion of nests to the hatcheries by 50 percent.


Arnold agreed to amend the permit to allow only
10 nests to be moved to the group's Willow Avenue
hatchery. All others were to be left where laid and cov-
ered by individual restraining cages although DEP
funding assistance for those cages was "not available,"
according to Arnold.
"A lot of our volunteers thought I was being stub-
born about the new rules at that meeting," admits
Shumard. "But now, after the losses we suffered last
summer, they're on my side."
Turtle Watch volunteer Doris Hiscox keeps com-
puterized records of all May-to-October nesting and
hatching season activity on the Island. The 1995
records also include details of the many losses in the
"in situ" or natural-state nests. All of her data were
provided to DEP.
In 1994, the Turtle Watch recorded 116 nests that
were relocated to the Island's two hatcheries. Of 13,074
eggs collected, 11,212 hatchlings were released success-
fully, for an 85.76 percent release rate. In addition, 933
hatchlings were seen released from 10 "in situ" nests.
In 1995 admittedly sidestepping some of DEP's
stringent guidelines the following results were re-
corded.
"In situ" nests totaled 124 with 8,849 eggs. The
best estimate shows 4,630 natural-state hatchlings
made it. Lost "in situ" nests totaled 98, for a 52 percent
release rate. Volunteers Islandwide have many heart-
breaking stories to tell of those lost nests and of
stranded and deceased hatchlings.
Conversely, 90 nests relocated to the two Island
hatcheries one of which was initially kept secret
from DEP resulted in an 85 percent successful re-
lease rate. Of the 9,525 eggs, 8,111 hatchlings were
released from the turtle condos.
"Tell me," said a saddened Shumard this week,
"how is their way better when we lost so many 48
percent of the ones we just left out?"

'Findings of fact'
A cover letter from Sole denying Shumard's permit
renewal says, "We regret having to take this step. How-
ever, we must do the best we can to ensure that marine-
turtle protection and conservation are done in the best
possible manner. We must serve the 'public interest' and
I hope that you understand our goals are to see a recov-
ery of the marine-turtle species that inhabit Florida's wa-
ters and nest on her beaches."
The two-plus-page "Findings of Fact" include 10
points leading to the final order. Among them:
"During the 1994 and 1995 marine turtle nesting
seasons, (Shumard) has indicated and demonstrated
that he is not willing to follow department guidelines.


Incidents include non-compliance with the ... guide-
lines (excessive relocation, probing), conduct of unau-
thorized activities (operation of a hatchery) and viola-
tion of permit special conditions (relocation of 80 ad-
ditional nests). These unauthorized activities continued
... despite corrective efforts, informational exchange
and communication by the department."
Although Shumard admits to many of the "facts," he
disputes several, including some reiterated in those news
releases that reached journalists before he was notified.
The DEP says Shumard was told last summer to "pro-
vide a written account to the department of his (unautho-
rized) action. This written account was not provided."
"I was never asked to do that," says Shumard.
Another DEP contention refers to a Jan. 11, 1996,
letter from Allen Foley, research associate from the
Florida Marine Research Institute. Foley wrote that he
saw news footage on a Tampa television station of
Turtle Watch volunteer and former Director Ed Callen
"excavating a marine turtle clutch with a hand shovel."
"That's not at all what was pictured," says Shumard.
"Don't these so-called experts know what they're looking
at?"
A July 1994 report by Foley says volunteers "were
probing nests as a method to locate the actual clutch.
This method is inconsistent with the guidelines ... and
contributed to the destruction of at least 104 sea turtle
eggs during the 1994 nesting season."
Shumard shook his head. "Out of 13,074 eggs col-
lected and moved to the condos that year plus more
than 1,000 eggs we couldn't really count that were left
'in situ' they think that 104 means something?
"Heck, we lost more than 4,000 eggs that could
have become hatchlings due to DEP's natural method
last summer."
Shumard has 21 days from the March 2 receipt of
his permit denial to appeal the order.
"I'm not going to appeal," he says. "Even if I won,
I'd have to do it all their way."
He concludes, "Our volunteers were so upset last
season. There were so many heartaches.
"You know, the humans are the ones that destroyed
the turtles. All these years we've just been doing what
we can to build their numbers back up. Now along
come these young guys who want to put a stop to our
work just because we won't do it their way."
He asks one more time, "Is their way really helping?
Or are we just going to keep counting eggs that never
stood a chance? Hatchlings that are born and suffer like
the hundreds that were crushed by cars out on Gulf Drive
near Coquina Beach, just for one example because the
DEP says we can't relocate them to save them from con-
ditions of the 1990s."





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER MARCH 7, 1996, 1996 M PAGE 3 EB


Attorney prepares amended lav
By Cynthia Finn torn down and later replaced by what stands today.
Islander Reporter Dye's Feb. 22 communication to commissioners
Anna Maria city attorney Jim Dye has taken imme- proposes an ordinance rewrite that exempts the 120-
diate action to amend Anna Maria's alcoholic beverages day rule for the "closure of any such establishment for
ordinance in order for The Anchorage restaurant to re- the purpose of marketing and sale of the property and/
open under new ownership with a full liquor license. or business."
On Feb. 20 the city commission agreed by consen- The Casco Bay Group has contracted to buy the
sus to amend the 1987 ordinance to enable the Casco property and the business for an undisclosed sum. The
Bay Restaurant Group to complete its purchase of the listed price was $2.2 million.
15,000-square-foot Anchorage from Seay Bros. Prop- The first-page "whereas" section of the proposed
erties. amendment includes the following wording:
That purchase is contingent on the group's ability "Whereas the City of Anna Maria, Florida, allows
to get city approval for reactivating its Florida alcoholic alcoholic beverages establishments to discontinue serv-
beverage license. The state licenses alcohol sales. ing alcoholic beverages for up to 120 days without los-
Florida Statutes allow municipalities to regulate the ing certain locational rights granted to existing estab-
location of establishments dispensing alcohol. lishments; and
Under Anna Maria's current Ordinance No. 475, "Whereas the 120-day period may not be sufficient
The Anchorage site which is within 2,500 feet of an for those establishments which have ceased selling al-
established church, Roser Memorial would have lost coholic beverages and closed their premises to the pub-
its right to sell or dispense alcohol because the business lic for the purpose of marketing and sale ... ; and
was closed for more than 120 days starting last May. "Whereas closed or abandoned commercial prop-
Commissioners told owner Phil Seay, prospective erties which cannot be sold have the potential to be-
owner Anthony DeFeo and restaurant manager John come a hazard, eyesore or public nuisance and are to
Home that they could rewrite exemptions to that clause be discouraged; and
to include a case like The Anchorage. "Whereas exempting properties being placed up
The restaurant, located at Pine Avenue and Bay for sale from the 120-day closure rule may avoid cre-
Boulevard across the street from Tampa Bay, is the ation of abandoned, hazardous and eyesore properties
former Fast Eddie's. The first operation on the site, the and is therefore a proper public purpose ...," the City
original Anchorage, was opened in the late '30s or Commission ordains the proposed amendment.
early '40s by Lola Mae and Jim Hackney who sold The amended law will be up for a discussion and
sandwiches and beer. In 1977 the original building was votes at March meetings. The Casco Bay Group has


Commission meets in record 'short' time
"We have very little to cover tonight," Anna Maria the pipe-construction work at the bridge on Manatee
Mayor Chuck Shumard announced to the eight audi- Avenue. Shumard told her it was Paragon Cable's
ence members at the Feb. 27 city commission meeting. promised new subaqueous line.
All commissioners were present. None raised any With that, the meeting was adjourned at the five-
issues under old or new business. The January finan- minute mark.
cial report met with unanimous approval. January The commission's regular March work session will
meeting minutes were not available, be held on an unusual night Wednesday, March 13,
The only question under public requests and con- at 7:30 p.m. due to the March 12 Republican Party
cerns came from Elnora Worth who wondered about primary polling at City Hall.


vfor Anchorage
until April 15 to complete its contract for purchase. The
group with Anthony and Angela DeFeo as directors
has retained Dye's brother and Holmes Beach city
attorney Stephen Dye to represent them in this matter.
The DeFeos have already taken over the contract
to manage the Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the City Pier,
which is leased to Seay Bros. by the city. City approval
for The Anchorage to sell liquor will not affect the pier
restaurant.



Anna Maria City
3/13, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
3/6, 7 p.m., special council workshop on em-
ployee benefits, charter review
and code of conduct
3/7, 7 p.m., council meeting. Agenda:
second reading and public hearing on night
meetings, request for residential dock by Joseph
Kraker, request for mangrove trimming at
Coquina Moorings, Beach House restaurant
request for St. Patrick's Day festivities, discus-
sion by Holmes Beach Councilman Don
Maloney of Florida Institute for Municipal
Officials, request from John Mulder on city
fishing pier, request from Dick Griffin on
betterment of city, discussion by Councilman
John Kaufmann on pier lighting, discussion by
Councilman Kaufmann on planner and
attorney priorities.

Holmes Beach
3/7, 9 a.m., Planning commission
3/14,9 a.m., Planning commission

Of Interest
3/11, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Control Commis-
sion meeting followed by budget work session,
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


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1] PAGE 4 A MARCH 7, 1996 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


HOLMES BEACH ELECTION '96


For mayor


Rich Bohnenberger
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Incumbent Rich Bohnenberger, 56, of 234 85th
Street, is seeking his second term as mayor of Holmes
Beach. Before serving as mayor, he was a councilman
for two years.
Bohnenberger worked in the fire service, general
contracting and real estate
investment in Philadelphia,
Pa. After moving to the Is-
land, he opened a compre-
hensive property mainte-
nance company in Holmes
Beach. He is currently an
associate with Gulf-Bay

Bolmhnenberger has
Bohnenberger served as president of the
Manasota League of Cities,
chairman of the Manatee County Disadvantaged Trans-
portation Board and a member of the Manatee County
Economical Developmental Steering Committee, as
well as three Florida League of Cities' committees.
His municipal education includes the Florida Cer-
tified Public Management Program, Leadership Mana-
tee and Florida, Institute of Government, Advanced
Institute of Government and the Intergovernmental
Challenges Summit.

Goals for Holmes Beach, Island
Holmes Beach projects Bohnenberger would pursue
in his next administration are obtaining funding to resur-
face Gulf Drive, getting the Key Royale Bridge on the
Department of Transportation's five-year plan, entering
into a joint work project with the DOT to begin work on
the city's bike path, encouraging council to pass a five-
year capital improvements plan which would include
stormwwater drainage, establishing a city records man-
agement plan and aggressively pursuing grants.
Island projects include encouraging the participa-
tion of Island cities and businesses in the school-to-
work program and encouraging Island participation in
the county's Economic Steering Committee.
"I have been building bridges with all elements of the
state and local governments for the past three years," he
noted. "I would keep those lines of communication open."
Bohnenberger said he would promote an annual
city festival with proceeds to benefit the community
center's foundation.
"I see it developing into a wonderful event, and it
would make the community center's foundation grow
as fast and large as possible."

Making a difference as mayor
"I would continue to do what I've been doing -
provide for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens
in a cost effective, safe and efficient manner."
He would encourage each Island orgainzation to
adopt a beautification project in the city and assume
responsibility for maintaining it. He would also con-
tinue the city's suggestion box program.


Mike Heistand
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Charter fishing Captain Mike Heistand, 43, of 511
65th Street, is seeking the office of mayor of Holmes
Beach.
Heistand has been an Island resident for 20


years. He worked for the
City of Holmes Beach for
15 years, beginning in
maintenance and moving
up to public works fore-
man. In 1993, he was
named as the city's first
code enforcement officer,
a position he held until
1995.


Heistand He has operated a
charter fishing business on
the boat "Magic" for 15 years and is a member of the
Florida Guide Association, Florida Conservation As-
sociation, Manatee/Sarasota Fish and Game Asso-
ciation and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce.
Heistand has been an active fund-raiser for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and started its
annual kids' fishing tournament.

Goals for Holmes Beach, Island
"I do not want to see the city's millage raised,"
Heistand said. "We need to start on a local level be-
cause the county is always raising its taxes. We need
to try and lower the budget, because we spend more
than we need to."
Another way to keep the budget down is better
management of the city's resources, he said. For ex-
ample, the public works department has unused equip-
ment that could be sold.
He does not favor building a new city hall, but the
city should remodel the buildings to comply with the
Americans with Disabilities Act. He is opposed to any
increases in density and said residential rental restric-
tions will be impossible to enforce.
"I would work to establish a better relationship
between the mayor and council," he said. "Right now
the relationship is strained. I would discuss issues with
the council at meetings rather than just present things
to them at the meetings."
He would also make more personal appearances at
county meetings and establish relationships with
county commissioners and personnel.

Making a difference as mayor
"I would take the office of the mayor to the
people," he said. "It's lost its personal appeal during
the present administration. I would have open dis-
cussions with people out in the community and pro-
mote people coming to city hall to talk to me."
Heistand favors increasing the number of coun-
cil meetings per month, because recent meetings
have "turned into marathon sessions. People could
get home at a reasonable hour."


For council candidates profiles, see page 10



Surveys the 'thing' at planners meeting


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Surveys unreadable or outdated were a
stumbling block for planners and petitioners at the
Feb. 26 Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board
meeting.
The board heard two requests, one for a side-yard
setback variance and'one for a Gulffront lot-split vari-
ance. The setback variance from Hake Shirley,
228 Periwinkle was tabled until next month for the
presentation by contractor Joe Ungvarsky of a current
survey that clearly shows whether the present side


setback is marked at the deck extension or at the home
foundation.
The second request from Charles Domke on
behalf of a trust to reconfigure two lots on Sycamore
Avenue in order to give both lots Gulf frontage also
had survey problems.
Building Official Phil Charnock said a 1987 survey
was inadequate to show current status. A survey "three
years old or less showing lot elevation above mean sea
level" is required in all variance requests. Charnock also
said a signature showing the receipt of the $100 variance-
request fee did not appear on Domke's application.


After several minutes of discussion by the board
- including a question of whether or not one of the
resulting lots would be "buildable" and some fric-
tion between Charnock and Domke over the applica-
tion process, the board recommended denial of the
variance by a 5-to-0 vote because the lot split doesn't
meet minimum 7,500-square-foot requirements.
Domke maintained that "the end product would
have to be a buildable lot" based on precedents in
the city. He said the board was just a referral agency
and he would take his request to the city commis-
sion March 13.


Bob VanWagoner
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Civic activist Bob VanWagoner, 73, of 628 Emer-
ald Lane, is running for the office of mayor of Holmes
Beach.
VanWagoner graduated with honors in political
science from Princeton Uni-
versity in 1946. He spent 13
years as a reporter with the
Buffalo (NY) Evening
News covering beats from
police affairs to state,
county and federal govern-
ment.
For the next 28 years,
VanWagoner worked as a
national media relations
VanWagoner specialist and public affairs
officer for major trade asso-
ciations and government in Manhattan.
VanWagoner is a member of Save Anna Maria and
was an individual petitioner against two state depart-
ments 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 Transportation and Metro-
politan Planning Organizations.

Goals for Holmes Beach, Island
"Iwould actswiftly tobegin process to bring people
back into the government," VanWagoner said. "Projects
go too far along before the public is aware of what's hap-
pening. The mayor should bring a plan into the public
arena and see if people have ideas about it instead of pre-
senting it and then trying to drum up support."
VanWagoner said he would invite residents to
coffees and small group chats in city hall to talk about
problems and solutions. He would also continue to pro-
tect the Island's ambiance and integrity and establish
a city beautification program.
"We need to learn more about the proposed city hall,
for example how the architect was informed about what
to design and how department heads made requests for
space," he said. "It needs to be improved, but we don't
need a concrete monolith. I prefer something quaint."
The role of the code enforcement department must
be clarified, he said, including establishing which ar-
eas are to be enforced by the police.
"If a neighborhood is being disturbed, tell them
(the offenders) to stop the noise, and if they fail, arrest
them," he stressed. "Every neighborhood should be
guaranteed the right to peace and tranquillity."

Making a difference as mayor
"If you're having trouble with someone, talk, work
it out, try to reach a compromise," he said. "A lot of our
problems could be negotiated."
In addition to returning the government to the
people, VanWagoner would work to get the city prop-
erly respected off the Island and work closely with the
other Island mayors.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 7, 1996, 1996 0 PAGE 5 E11


Chamber polls members on bridge issue


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
held its monthly board of directors meeting Feb. 21, the
day The Islander Bystander's hit the streets with a
front-page headline declaring in big bold letters: "NO
MEGABRIDGE! Hearing officer kills DOT replace-
ment bridge plan."
Second Vice President T. Dolly Young was late for
the meeting due to an afternoon traffic gridlock created
by a malfunction at the Manatee Avenue drawbridge.
"Where's the press? Is the press here?" she asked as
she entered the Chamber office. "That headline!" she de-
clared, apparently frustrated over the traffic at the bridge.
Under new business, Young stated, "The Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce needs to come
forward and take a stand on the bridge."
"How do we derive 'our' stand?" asked President
Bob Hinds.
Young said the results of a survey in the Chamber
newsletter several years ago came out in favor of a new
fixed-span bridge, "but the Chamber backed down,"
the results were never publicized and the Chamber
never took a stand.
Board member Larry Tyler said the bridge is now
"in a quasi-litigation state" and the only way to speak
for the Chamber as a whole is to poll its 295 members.
Young said she would pay the $59.72 bulk-rate
postage fee if a poll went out immediately. Tyler sec-
onded. All 10 board members present voted aye.
The poll was mailed out two days later and al-
though this reporter arranged to pick up a copy of the
poll, on arrival at the Chamber office Executive Direc-

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tor Mary Ann Brockman, now a non-voting board
member, said, "The directors have decided you
shouldn't have a copy."
The Islander Bystander received a copy in the mail
along with the membership.
The Chamber received 37 replies and Young re-
ports the result of the poll with a return requested by
Feb. 29 was a 2-to-1 majority in favor of replacing
the drawbridge with a fixed-span bridge.
The poll read:
"Recently, the Island Chamber of Commerce re-
ceived criticism from more than one local business for not
stating a position re: the Anna Maria Island Bridge issue.
"In the past the Chamber did conduct a survey re-
garding this issue which resulted in a majority of the
responses favoring a new fixed-span bridge. However,
that opinion was not shared outside the Chamber.
"At this time we are conducting a new survey.
The opinions of our members are valuable to your
board of directors.
"Please 'X' one of the following choices:
"1. Keep the present 'draw' bridge.
"2. Replace the present bridge with a fixed-span
bridge."
When contacted about the poll, board member
Doug Wolfe, who had been absent from the meeting,
smiled. Wolfe said during his recent re-election cam-
paign for Anna Maria city commissioner that a
"megabridge would destroy what we now know as
Anna Maria Island."
He called the Chamber poll "a knee-jerk reaction.
It's a little late, isn't it?"

Taking stands equals visibility
In other business, Chamber directors were ad-
dressed by Gail Loefgren, executive director of the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.
Loefgren had been present for the discussion about
the bridge and encouraged directors to "take a stand a
lot. It gives you high visibility."
She said it's illegal for chambers to support candi-
dates for political office 501-C-6 federal tax exemp-
tions could be lost but she suggested that candidates'


forums "are good. Again, high visibility."
Loefgren said the "four essentials" to a successful
chamber are a committed board, with directors guaran-
teeing more effort than just showing up at meetings; a
professional staff; the financial resources to conduct
business; and a good business plan (goals) that is de-
veloped and presented in writing to members annually.
Directors also reviewed Brockman's first 30 days
in her position and all agreed that she would continue
for another 30 days.
A search committee to find a permanent executive
director will consist of Hinds, First Vice President Don
Howard, Young, Treasurer Tom Nelson, Secretary
JoAnne Spallino and Directors Tyler and Nita
Schotsch. Schotsch's suggestion to include Chamber
members who are not on the board was turned down.
Schotsch referred to "rumors" following the Janu-
ary firing and/or resignation of the former executive
director, Darcy Lee Marquis.
Said Howard, immediate past president, "I'm a
little frightened of the direction you're going in. If you
go out and get one person who's not on the board,
you're liable to offend someone else. We just have to
go along with our system and do the best we can. We
ride out rumors."
Young agreed. "The committee should be made up
of people who work closely with our system."
Under financial business, the board agreed to pay
Marquis $170.75 in 25 percent net commissions from
the sales of Entertainment Directories and the January
officers' installation banquet.
Directors also approved Nelson's proposed 1996
budget of $46,443. That figure includes the need for
fundraising income of $7,893. Net figures from 1995
fundraising projects included the Vacation Guide,
$7,900, which will not be duplicated in 1996; the Cara-
van raffle, $4,100; the luau, $2,126; and "Flavors of the
Island," $1,200.
Tyler and Young will work on a fundraising com-
mittee with input from Hinds, Brockman and Nelson.
The next Chamber fundraiser will be the third an-
nual "Flavors of the Island" Saturday evening, March
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One-issue election
Holmes Beach voters go to the polls on March 12
to select two council members and a mayor.
They face tough decisions between incumbents
and political newcomers. The dividing line may be
drawn on one of the year's most important issues, a
proposed new city hall complex.
At the newspaper's forum, incumbent Pat Geyer said
the plan to expand the city hall complex is a needed step.
"We have two sick buildings there now," she said, "to
spend $297,000 to repair them is a waste of money."
Sue Normand agrees with Geyer that the existing
facilities are sick buildings. She also feels the proposal
is much larger than necessary. She said, "I think we can
make do with a smaller, less expensive building."
Ron Robinson said he's been told, "We need to
replace the old building. But the council needs to get
information before making a decision."
Incumbent Carol Whitmore has stood firm on coun-
cil against a new city building. She says changes required
by the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act have been
pushed at us as the need for expansion, but $1.2 million
is not just for ADA changes. She is opposed to spending
that much money on the complex when there are so many
other needs, including drainage, sidewalks and bike paths.
While proponents of the new city hall call the build-
ings "sick," our conversation with an architect revealed the
fact that neither city building, city hall or the police depart-
ment, is certified a "sick building." Air quality standards
and stringent testing determine a sick building.
The buildings are ugly and crowded.
Along with many residents who have written to the
newspaper to voice their opinions, we oppose the con-
struction of a new city hall. We prefer to support ex-
pansion and remodeling for a city where future growth
will come primarily from tourism and administrative
needs will diminish.
Another catch phrase comes to mind. Downsizing.
Ron Robinson says the decision to replace city hall
was made without looking closely at the money to be
spent. We couldn't agree more. The citizens we heard
from also want to see an accounting for the full amount
of the windfall from a school surtax before they relent
on the expense of the new city hall.
Based on the city hall complex expansion issue, we
recommend voting for Ron Robinson and Carol
Whitmore.
On occasions when staff members and correspon-
dents have run for political office, we will not endorse
anyone in that race. Since a long-time correspondent to
this newspaper is included among the hopefuls for mayor,
we will not endorse any one candidate. For mayor, then
we support all three candidates: Rich Bohnenberger,
Mike Heistand and Bob VanWagoner.



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'Thanks for the memories,'
says Moran
First I would like to thank those of you who under-
stood and appreciated the approach that I took in car-
rying out the duties assigned to my office.
My approach differs from many code enforcement
professionals in that I play no favorites. I go strictly by
the book, however, I am also always willing to listen
and offer help as well as suggestions on perhaps more
appropriate and often less expensive ways to accom-
plish a project. I have always answered what was asked
of me though sometimes the answer had to be 'no' due
to various rules and regulations. I feel that I always
tried to be fair and impartial in all my contacts with the
public, as well as construction professional.
The City of Bradenton Beach is in a state of politi-
cal unrest at the present time and since I have never had
any desire to be involved in politics, for obvious rea-
sons, I cannot at the present time continue to effectively
carry out the many duties that are required of my office.
I am not the type of individual who 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.
I sincerely wish the City of Bradenton Beach the
very best and trust that the leaders will have the wis-
dom and perseverance to lead the city through the
present turmoil that is happening.
It has been my pleasure to have worked with hon-
est and caring individuals such as Katie Pierola, Rich-
ard Suhre, Connie Drescher, Herb Dolan, Bob Dale,
John Burns, Charlie Grace, Jim Kissick, and, of course,
Emily Ann Smith.
The employees of Bradenton Beach are honest,
caring and above all else professional individuals, such
as Alice Baird, Pat Grizzle, Lea Ann Bessonette,
Buddy Watts, Ben Daker, Dale Scheunaman, Sam
Special, and even, misguided though he is at times,
Police Chief Jack Maloney.
Trust, protect, and take care of these people, they
have your best interest at heart and they are hard work-
ing true professionals.
I have no fear for me, with the qualifications, experi-
ence and knowledge that I possess. I have the advantage


of picking and choosing my future and have already done
so. If, at any time and for any reason, I may be of assis-
tance to the city it would be my pleasure to do so.
Once again, thanks for the support, the friendship
and most of all 'the memories.'
G. J. "Whitey" Moran, Bradenton Beach
Public pool needed
I believe the Island could use a municipal swim-
ming pool. With the support of the people, businesses,
three cities and the county, it could be realized.
The benefits could be many:
1. Learn to swim in a safe environment.
2. Water aerobics.
3. Life-saving classes.
4. Competitive swimming.
5. Water activities for the incapacitated.
6. A fun activity for all ages.
The problems to achieve it:
1. Money.
2. Insurance.
3. Lifeguards.
4. Water and power.
5. Public interest.
I am sure there are more reasons for and against hav-
ing a pool. Yes, we have the beautiful Gulf waters, but the
waves, tidal flow and sand-shell contour are difficult to
maneuver for many of the above activities and ages.
For some time, I have been trying to get long-range
planning for the area behind the Holmes Beach City Com-
plex. Even suggesting a treed area with gazebo for the use
of all. An area where all ages can 'hang out.' Young and
old can enjoy their music and other events. My belief is,
this area should be planned for the use of all ages.
Whether you agree or disagree with the idea of a
'pool,' please write to the City of Holmes Beach. Only
this way can I know whether to pursue the idea.
If enough of you support the pool, then it must be
in the new city complex plan. Please respond now.
Billie Martini, Holmes Beach councilwoman


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THSE WERE THE fAYS
Part 9, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


Anna Maria Beach was a paradise for tarpon fishermen, the legena of mris
picture postcard declared in 1912.

FISHING'S FINE


It was a year when the nation
mourned the deaths of hundreds of men,
women and innocent children in an oc-
currence too horrifying to be believed.
When U.S. politics was tipped upside
down. When ethnic and religious ha-
treds turned the Balkan states into kill-
ing fields.
We aren't talking about this past
year the Oklahoma City bombing,
"Mr. Newt's" shakeup in Washington
and the bloody war in Bosnia.
No, we're talking about 1912,
nearly 85 years ago. It was the year of
the Titanic disaster (1,513 lives lost), the
chaotic three-party election (won by
Democrat Woodrow Wilson over Re-
publican ex-President Teddy Roosevelt),
and the bloody Balkan Wars (edging
Europe towards a cataclysmic conflict
that would take American doughboys
"over there").
But locally, in Tampa Bay, on the
little island of Anna Maria, in 1912 the
days were peaceful and the fishing fine.

Jan. 11, 1912: (Manatee River
Journal) The Anna Maria Beach Resort
is now providing a double daily passen-
ger and mail service from Anna Maria to
Manatee River points. The "Surf"' leaves
Anna Maria at 7:30 a.m., returning from
the Bradentown wharf at 11. The after-
noon launch leaves Anna Maria at 3
p.m., and is back in Anna Maria at 6:30.
This will be a great convenience and
pleasure to those desiring a day or
longer outing on the salt water.
Jan. 16: (Journal) Plans for a street
car system to traverse the length of the
Island are progressing nicely. At first the


This 1910 snapshot shows Will Bean
with a whopper he caught at Pass-a-
Grille. The man in the suit is Roy S.
Hanna, a prominent St. Petersburg
area promoter who was a partner with
Bean and Charles Roser in developing
Anna Maria Beach.


line will be short and will exist mainly
for the purpose of conducting arrivals
from the boats to the hotel and other
places but later it will be made much
longer, and will be extended to the
bridge which is to connect Anna Maria
with the mainland. The cars to be oper-
ated will be of the latest design, manu-
factured by the Pullman Company. The
ride along the beach with the beautiful
view of the Gulf water is expected to be
an attractive one.
A roller skating rink is also promised
so the lovers of the skate will have the
opportunity to indulge in this graceful
exercise.
May 18: (Tampa Tribune) Sunday
witnessed the usual number of excur-
sionists and private boating parties at
Anna Maria Key. The surf was fine and
the beach presented a very animated
scene. Fish were biting fine, too. Some
very large catches were reported, and
the honors are not all held by the mas-
culine element of our visitors.
July 25: (Journal) Miss Emma
Palmer of Bradentown has material on
the ground for a cottage on the Gulf
Beach. The construction will com-
mence at once. This will be a fine ad-
dition to the many pretty beach houses
already there and the Gulffront will
soon be built up solidly, making a very
attractive appearance.
Aug. 8: (Journal). Last Thursday
afternoon a party of young people from
Bradentown and Palmetto chartered
Mr. W.M. Mills' launch "The Semi-
nole" for an outing to Anna Maria and
down Sarasota Bay. After a dip in the
surf at Anna Maria the party went
down to Westview where a delightful
lunch was served, after which they re-
turned to Anna Maria and enjoyed an-
other plunge in the Gulf before return-
ing to the river.
Nov. 16: (Journal) A $15,000 bond
issue for the bridge from Cortez to
Anna Maria Key has been sold to Chi-
cago parties we have been told. Let us
hope the bridge will be built soon, since
it was approved by the voters 3 to 1 last
August.
COMMENT: The bridge went
up in 1921. The roller rink and the
trolley line down to the bridge? To
be succinct no rink, no link.
Next: Stuntman of
Anna Maria


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Mayor's job too tough for
Arnold, says Pierola
Editor's note: This letter is addressed to the resi-
dents and voters of Bradenton Beach
Leroy Arnold was not my choice for Bradenton
Beach mayor. He won fair and square so I gave him the
benefit of the doubt and extended by hand and help.
Arnold has never called me or asked for a meeting.
I had hoped for a decent transition in the administration
of Bradenton Beach it didn't happen. The two other
candidates, Walter Grace and Dan Goodchild, had
promised me a continued dialogue and meetings to
continue all the good that was happening in our city.
I know firsthand that a few of Arnold's supporters
wanted the building official, chief of police, and one of
our city clerks out because the same thing happened to
me in my first year as mayor. Their reasons are purely
selfish. The citizens who were sued by Allan Bazzy
because of the marina issued have deep wounds. I for
one feel very bad for them as I personally tried to get
Bazzy to drop the lawsuit. This situation has caused a
division in Bradenton Beach.
I've listened to the tapes of the meetings since Dec.
11 and have attended two meetings. I received more
phone calls of complaints and concerns since Decem-
ber than when I was mayor.
The position of mayor takes a lot of dedication and
it takes a lot of dedication to lead the entire city not
just a few supporters. Once you are elected, you put
aside the wishes of a few and must consider all the is-
sues and listen to all the people then make your
decision.
I can attest that Whitey Moran did an excellent job
and did it with energy, enthusiasm and expertise. And
he did a brilliant job administering the pier grants.
Alice Baird is a truly special person. She never
shows favoritism, is level-headed, and has more poise
than anyone I know. She is the executive director of
Bradenton Beach and can be trusted to do what is the
best for the city.


I have met past associates of Chief of Police Jack
Maloney and they have nothing but praise for him. He
is a true professional.
There is no way that five men in our maintenance
and sanitation departments can do all the work that they
have to do. They would have to put in 80 hour weeks
in order to do all that is needed. The city's budget can-
not afford it.
I've lived in our city for 22 years and have never
seen the city clerks criticize a mayor and have never
seen a council ask for the a mayor's resignation.
If Leroy loves this city, he should step down. He
doesn't have the patience and energy to do the job.
Katie Pierola, mayor of Bradenton Beach 1989-95

Mayor owes clerk an apology
Mayor Arnold, you apologized to Alice Baird for
your "stupid" comments and less than a week later you
told The Islander Bystander, "I was told not to trust
Alice, and now I know I can't trust Alice."
I think you owe this fine lady another apology.
Eileen Suhre, Bradenton Beach
'Kitchen cabinet' running
Bradenton Beach
The conduct of Mayor Leroy Arnold of Bradenton
Beach is a terrible thing for a progressive city to endure.
Leroy is a 'good old boy' who is being manipulated by a
'kitchen cabinet' made up of rednecks, blowhards, loud-
mouths and general malcontents. They are so sleazy and
cowardly that they will not come to a city council meet-
ing for fear of being publicly identified.
Poor Leroy is sent to do their bidding. Surely by
now even he must question the validity of the advice
he is receiving. With tongue-in-check, here's my rec-
ommendation on actions the council could take that
would pacify the 'kitchen cabinet' and get Leroy out of
trouble.
1. Grant legal status to a new organization call the
Bradenton Beach Inquisition (BBI) empowered to en-
ter personal residences and determine who is sleeping


with whom and what style sex is practiced. Burn of-
fenders at the stake who do not conform with the ac-
cepted missionary position. Propose life imprisonment
for those unfortunate citizens having sex who are not
married.
2. Allow 'the' Bradenton Beach Realtor to put a
sign anywhere desired including the road right-of-ways
and public beaches. Provide a personalized megaphone
for use at city council meetings to facilitate shouting
and intimidation. When the city acts on the proposal to
give city-owned property on the Bayside to adjoining
property owners, ensure that the Realtor receives a
handsome commission.
3. Abolish the land development code and the po-
sition of code enforcement and let the slumlords own-
ing property in Bradenton Beach convert single-fam-
ily homes into flop houses for eight to 10 tenants. This
will increase the tax base.
4. Publish a list of churches that are acceptable to
Leroy's cabinet. Ensure that Jim Baker, Pat Robertson
and Oral Roberts are on the list of acceptable. Anyone
practicing religion in Bradenton Beach other than in
these sanctuaries on the list, should have their civil
rights stripped from them do not allow them to vote
in city elections. Continue to collect their taxes, how-
ever.
5. Pay people outright for holding grudges. Deter-
mine who has held the longest and best grudge and
reward them with the taxpayers' money. If the grudge
is held long enough and forces innocent city einploy-
ees to resign, reward the citizen with a double payment.
6. Bulldoze our new beach and let the erosion con-
tinue. This would reduce the amount of traffic on the
Island and would get rid of all those 'out-of-town resi-
dential owners' and tourists. Naturally, bars adjacent to
the trailer park would be allowed to continue to oper-
ate at the pleasure Of the mayor.
Ridiculous you say? Come to the Bradenton Beach
city council meetings and see for yourself that 'truth'
is stranger than fiction.
Tom Eatman, Bradenton Beach

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Joke's on Bradenton Beach
with mayor
The mayor of Bradenton Beach has become a joke.
The poor man hasn't a clue as to what is going on.
And small wonder. He was not in attendance during
city council meetings while Katie Pierola was the
mayor and is ill-prepared to perpetuate or even under-
stand the extent of the good works she began. In fact,
he is scarcely in attendance at city council meeting
during his own reign. He leaves the council meetings
whenever it suits him.
One wonders if he even bothers to deal with the
day-to-day business required of the mayor. Comments
he has made publicly indicate he has no grasp of the
city's business nor grasp of the economics of a munici-
pality and turns a deaf ear to those who do. He fails to
realize he was not elected by the majority of the vot-
ers and seems bent on his own narrow agenda.
It is time for the citizens of Bradenton Beach to
initiate a change.
John and Mollie Sandberg, Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach mayor has
lost citizen respect
How can any man in his right mind continue to
humiliate and degrade his own city?
My wife and I have been coming to our home on
the Island for almost 15 years. I have been so proud of
our progress under the leadership of Katie Pierola. I
began to feel comfortable saying, when asked, that I
live in Bradenton Beach. Before, under the scandalous
conduct of former Mayors Connick and Barrett-O'Neill
I was ashamed and would say, "Oh, I live on the Is-
land."
I've heard talk from neighbors who are totally un-
informed. They say, "they are ganging up on this old
man." If these neighbors would go to the council meet-
ings and read the paper, they will see that those speak-
ing up and speaking out are active and thinking lead-
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Leroy's a let-down for
Bradenton Beach
When Leroy Arnold was elected mayor of
Bradenton Beach I wished him well and truly intended
to support him. However, like many other citizens, I
have become increasingly disillusioned and concerned
about his performance of his duties.
For example, of the six council meetings that have
been held in the past two months, he has left four meet-
ings prior to their adjournment and not attended the
other two due to illness.
Perhaps Mayor Arnold should consider whether
his poor health renders him incapable of performing his
mayoral duties. Or, perhaps, Mayor Arnold should
consider how committed he is to serving our city. On
one occasion when Mayor Arnold claimed he was ill
and left a city council meeting prior to adjournment, he
was subsequently seen at the Drift-In bar.
His response to the majority of council members
requesting he resign was, 'That's cute.' What is 'cute'
about three elected city officials believing he should
not longer be our mayor? If he does not take this mat-
ter seriously, I cannot believe that he takes his job se-
riously. The city has sent him a message that he is
choosing to ignore. And he is ignoring the concerns of
a number of citizens who make the effort to attend city
council meetings, volunteer their services to the city,
and are willing to air their views publicly.
Instead, Mayor Arnold chooses to listen to only a
few citizens who do not have the courage of decency
to speak in the public forum, but try to undermine the
efforts of those who are trying to continue the legacy


of improvement which Katie Pierola spearheaded.
(And to whom Mayor Arnold so erroneously has ref-
ereed to as a 'ribbon-cutting' mayor.)
Councilman Kaufman, who voted against the re-
quest for Mayor Arnold to resign, suggested that this
is a last resort move. What else does Mayor Arnold
need to do to prove his incompetence? What other
damage must he do before Councilman Kaufman
thinks it is time for Mayor Arnold to step down? He
has caused our well-qualified building inspector who
has saved the city thousands and thousands of dol-
lars to resign. He has allegedly violated the civil
right of other city employees. He has not participated
in one entire city council meeting in two months. If
these aren't grounds for asking the mayor to resign,
what are?
I urge the silent majority of Bradenton Beach to
make their voices heard. Please contact Mayor Arnold
and the city council. Let them know how you feel about
this situation.
Dan Goodchild, Bradenton Beach

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Pat Geyer
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Incumbent Councilwoman Pat Geyer, 65, of 206
N. Harbor Lane, is vying for her eighth term on the
Holmes Beach City Council. Geyer served as a coun-
cil member from 1978 to
1990 and again from 1994
to 1996. Geyer served as
the city's mayor for two
terms from 1990 to 1994.
Through the years,
Geyer has been actively in-
volved in the Anna Maria
^Island Community Center
and served as board mem-
Geyer ber. She has also been a
volunteer firefighter.
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 grandchildren.

Goals for Holmes Beach, Island
"We'll never get back to the way things were in
1955, but we need to keep the Island like it is now,"
Geyer said. "It's a nice community that we can be
proud of."
Geyer said the fromer airport field should be kept
an open recreation space for events such as art festi-
vals. She favors residential rental restrictions with
grandfathering for those with a history of shorter term
rentals.
"I want to get the new city hall built," she said. "It
doesn't have to be a $1 million building, but it has to
serve the needs of the city and community."
She would like the three Island cities enter into a
dialogue about consolidating some services such as
police or public works.
"Our city staff and police department are the fin-
est on the Island," she said. "They do anything they
can to be helpful and treat everyone very well."

Making a difference
as a council member
"I will continue to do what I've been doing lis-
ten to the people and their concerns and try to resolve
their concerns through the council.
"I want to make sure when people come to
Holmes Beach they're happy with their visit and will
come back."
Geyer said she will continue to maintain her open
door policy at Duffy's Tavern.

Sue Normand
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Sue Normand, 52, of 2920 Avenue C, is vying for
her first term on the Holmes Beach City Council.
Normand attended American University in Wash-
ington, D.C., and has addi-
tional business manage-
ment and real estate educa-
tion. She has worked in
management and real estate
and is currently president of
Preferred Properties Inter-
national in Holmes Beach.
She is serving her
second term on the Board
of Directors of the Holmes
Normand Beach Civic Association
and is a member of the Is-
land Chambers of Commerce and the Hospitality In-
dustry Association. She serves as neighborhood liai-
son of the llexhurst Subdivision. She has served as a
member and board member of numerous community
service and charity organizations.


Normand has two grown children, Stephen, and
Lisa.

Goals for Holmes Beach, Island
"My major goal is securing better communication
between the city council, city departments and the citi-
zens," Normand said. "I would like to have a city news-
letter available at city hall informing citizens of what's
coming before council and what the city departments
are doing."
Normand said she would strive for uniform code
enforcement and services for the city's south end. A
share of the school tax dollars should be used for beau-
tification, stormwater drainage improvements and ser-
vices to youth, especially a place for teenagers to
gather.
"We need a new city hall," she said. "I support a
building that's adequate for city offices and council but
we don't need a huge, $1 million structure."

Making a difference
as a council member
"I will work toward involving more citizens in
their government and hearing the citizens' wants and
needs," Normand said. "Too much slips past them and
they miss their opportunity to speak up. Make it clear
to people that they can make a difference.
"There has to be more common sense in city gov-
ernment. Council wastes its own and the people's time
going over and over the same things."

Ron Robinson
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Planning Commissioner Ron
Robinson, 60, of 631 Dundee Lane, is seeking his first
term on city council.
Robinson retired to Holmes Beach after 35 years
as manager of maintenance and standards engineering
for Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company.
His background in
public service Includes
eight years as a commis-
sioner in Boone County,
Ky., and many years of
service on the boards of
directors of the Ohio, Ken-
tucky, Indiana Regional
Planning Council, Boone
County Health Depart-
ment, Tri-city YMCA,
Robinson Boone Adult Work Activ-
ity Center and Northern
Kentucky Association for the Retarded.
He was chairman of the Kentucky Developmental
Disability Planning Council for three terms, a well as
a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky and Lead-
ership Kentucky.

Goals for Holmes Beach, Island
"I want to maintain the quality of life we have on
the Island," Robinson said. "I will work to make sure
the density remains the same."
Council should monitor the code enforcement de-
partment more closely and get involved in issues "be-
fore 25 or 30 irate citizens show up at a council meet-
ing," he said. Council should receive monthly reports
listing code enforcement cases, their status and the date
of anticipated resolution.
The city's crosswalks should be improved and
more added, with signage giving pedestrians the
right of way, and the city's beautification program
should be expanded.
"A new city complex is the best choice over reha-
bilitating the present buildings, but we need to make
sure it is sized properly," he said. "We have to remem-
ber the cooling, maintenance insurance, etc. will come
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No, it's not DOT it's Paragon Cable
Round-the-clock work crews on the northeast side of the Anna Maria Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue said
lots of folks have stopped to ask, "Are you building us a new bridge anyway?" The answer is, no, the crews
are under contract to Paragon Cable which is installing a 3,500-foot underwater fiber-optic cable line.
When all connections are complete within a few months, the Island's cable subscribers will have some new
options and barring those acts of God and other power outages some better service. On April 1,
Paragon and Cablevision, which serves greater Palmetto, will become Time Warner Communications.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Noise target of civic group's

attention in Bradenton Beach


Noise will be the focus of the newly ener-
gized Bradenton Beach Civic Association in the
-coming year.
The board of directors of the association of
property and business owners, mostly dormant last
year, has pledged to take a more active role in city
affairs.
A slate of new officers will be mailed to mem-
bers this week for election at the end of March.
The slate includes: Chairman, Walt Grace;
Vice-chair, Kay Hoey; Recording Secretary, Tom
.Ioey; Treasurer, Jim Kissick; Corresponding Sec-
retary, Ken Lohn; Alternate Directors, LeRoy
Hornack and Mary Gourley.
Members attending the association's annual
meeting last week agreed that noise from


COUNCIL, FROM PAGE 10

out of the general fund, and it's other people's money."

Making a difference
as a council member
"I plan to be informed and get advice and informa-
tion necessary to make good decisions that are fair to
everyone and strive toward the goals I mentioned,"
Robinson said.
Robinson said he believes in the open government
policy and hopes to involve more people in city busi-
ness. He would hold open houses at city hall to get to
know residents but feels that "council also has some
obligation to go out and talk to people. Don't wait un-
til they come to city hall mad."

Carol Whitmore
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Incumbent Councilwoman Carol Whitmore, 41, of
634 Dundee Lane, 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
SManatee Community Col-
lege. She has been a regis-
tered nurse since 1977 and
worked at Manatee Memo-
rial Hospital from 1977 to
Whitmore1991 in critical care, phy-


unmuffled cars, loud radios, airboats, motorcycles
and general loudness in the city's neighborhoods
would be the first item addressed.
The group will send a letter to the Florida
Department of Transportation within the next
few days requesting the siren used to signal
boats at the Cortez Bridge be replaced with
something less loud. Residents have com-
plained that the siren can be heard on Longboat
Key and the signal regularly awakens residents
in the wee hours of the morning.
Dues for anyone interested in joining the as-
sociation are $5 a year for residents, $10 a year
for businesses. For more information about the
Bradenton Beach Civic Association, call 778-
5800.


sician relations and risk management. From 1991
to the present, she has worked as a nurse liaison in
marketing at Mediplex.
An active member of the Manasota AIDS Coun-
cil, 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.

Goals for Holmes Beach, Island
Her number one goal is to maintain the Island
character and lifestyle, Whitmore said.
"I want to continue to improve our relationship with
the county and maintain our visibility with the county
commission," she said. "I would also like to get more
involved with the Island elected officials group."
She plans to work with the residents of the south
end of the city to beautify the area, especially the right
of ways.

Making a difference
as a council member
"I want to protect the city from people with spe-
cial interests who try to influence council's deci-
sions," she said.
She will work to keep the council from spend-
ing $1 million for a new city complex and work
toward establishing residential rental restrictions in
order to preserve the residential character of the
city's neighborhoods.
"I feel like I'm the watchdog on council," she
noted. "I say what I feel and put everything out on the
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Council deals with grandfather appeal, -dock trespassers


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The only application for non-conforming status for
a dock in one of the city's T-end canals was rejected
last week by the Holmes Beach City Council.
The applicant and property owner, Arthur D.
Jones, of Lakeland, had all the documents required by
the ordinance governing the docks except a building
permit in his name, explained City Clerk Leslie Ford.
Ownership of the docks in canals along Marina
Drive between 72nd and 77th Streets had been hotly
debated in the city for 10 years. Last fall council passed
an ordinance giving owners of lots in certain Bay Palms
subdivisions the right to use a boat space if their deeds
contained specific language granting them that right.
The ordinance included a grandfathering clause for
persons who were using a docks but didn't qualify to
register for a boat space. Applicants for non-conform-
ing status must meet specific criteria.

Applicant makes his case
"I have a vested interest in a chain of ownership over
a number of years on the dock," said Jones. "I'm the only
person the city has to deal with because the deadline
passed Feb. 1 (to register for non-conforming status)."
Jones' attorney William Lowe made the following
points:
The dock has been in continuous use since 1982,
initially by a Bay Palms property owner who sold the
dock to Jones and a partner. Jones bought out his part-
ner in 1995.
All dock improvements were complete before the
ordinance was drawn up; therefore,, Jones' use and use
rights predate the ordinance.
Water and electric service have been in place on
the dock since 1982. These services are not installed
unless a building permit has been issued.
The requirement that the building permit has to
be issued in the name of the registrant is arbitrary and
unnecessary.
"The man is not a fly-by-night looking for a place
to moor his boat for the night," Lowe insisted. "His
family has been here longer than any of us, and he in-
tends to retire to Holmes Beach within the year. The


CREDENTIALS
I've studied, reported on and practiced
government for 50 years. Good government
occurs when the people are part of the pro-
cess from the start and the correct pro-
cesses are followed. The "good ol' boy"
style may have prevailed in the past; we
need something better now.
My bio and flyers are readily available but
my best credentials on this Island and in this
region will come from the officials and citi-
zens with whom I've worked and beside
whom I've stood at the firing line, whether it
be in our city halls or in any forum, in print
or in public. Ask them. I work. Some per-
spective and a sense of humor help tool



Thank you for the many chances to meet
during these few weeks on the streets
and in your homes. Our coffee-klatches
have opened a new forum. Hopefully
we'll meet the rest of you during the year.
We have discussed your concerns.
Thank you for your ideas and hopes ...
thank you for your smiles!


only purpose this ordinance serves is to eject one good
citizen who is maintaining a good, attractive dock."
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said the reason for
the stipulation concerning the building permit is that if
the city gave an individual permission to do something,
it should not take it away.
"When Jones purchased the dock, he did not get
title insurance," Petruff noted. "When he placed his
boat at that dock, he never consulted with the city to
find out if there was a problem or whose property it
was. We have researched the squatter's law, and there
is no right to squat on city property."
Petruff further noted that Jones bought his
partner's interest in the dock in the midst of public
hearings on the ordinance last year. She also disagreed
with Lowe's statements concerning the installation of
water and electric service.
"The deeds offer the right to use a boat space," she
said. "Mr. Dye (city attorney Steve Dye) and I think
that runs with the land. You cannot separate that right
to use a boat space from the deed."
Council agreed with Petruff that there are no
grounds to grant non-conforming status to Jones.
"I'm the only one who who's asking for this,"
Jones said. "What harm will it do to accept this appli-
cation for non-conformity? I can't sell the dock except
to a conforming party. When you fill the spaces, I'm
booted out anyway."
Ford noted that there are very few unclaimed boat
spaces remaining.

Trespassers in the T-end canals
Council agreed to seek further information before
deciding how to deal with boats illegally docked in the
T-end canals.
Ford said the city sent letters to 17 squatters. Six
owners moved their boats, four letters were returned
and seven owners paid no attention to the letters. She
said city employees need direction on how to proceed.
"My suggestion is to use the same procedures as
you use for illegally parked cars," Petruff said. "Start
towing them and make arrangements with a marina to
put them In temporary storage. If they haven't paid to
get their boats out within a certain amount of time, the


For Holmes Beach Mayor

BOB VANWAGONER


A Program
1. To give back to the City Council its proper roles and
rights.
2. To discuss with the city's departments, fresh ap-
proaches on responding to the public, and carrying out
city ordinances and the charter. To ensure the city is
firm and fair on code enforcement. To monitor the daily
police log.
3. To get started on refurbishing the drawbridge by
going directly to Tallahassee with an appropriate del-
egation, and to get consideration begun on our exist-
ing traffic congestion.
4. To determine exactly how we'll finance a "con-
densed" City Hall project and at the same time, the
new infrastructure program; to speed the "paper" bike-
path program. To treat storm-water drainage realisti-
cally (we're on a barrier island!)
5. To consult with our churches and schools in estab-
lishing a City Youth Council, to leam their needs and
hopes directly from them.
6. To support a lid on density increases in the city's
Comprehensive Plan. We're built out.
7. To help the School and the Community Center in
sharing our city's responsibilities to our diverse popu-
lations.
8. To help our business people attract and keep clien-
tele year round by promoting our unique character and
laid back ambiance. To welcome responsible visitors
warmly.
9. With the county, to spell out and publicize a specific
storm evacuation scenario, so you are secure and
educated on your part in it.

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city could sell them at public auction."
Petruff noted that the boats in question are not der-
elicts but valuable boats.
The city should have personal contact with the
owners whose letters were returned before taking any
action on those four boats, Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore said.
The city will post the boats and put an advertise-
ment in the newspaper, Ford said.
"I think we can exhaust all reasonable avenues to
locate those owners, but we can't wait forever," Mayor
Rich Bohnenberger stressed.
"You have to be careful because marine law is not
the same as being on land," resident Richard Palmer
cautioned council.
Resident Don Schroder agreed and added, "They
are not abandoned boats and they do have registration."
Boats can be sunk or damaged in the towing pro-
cess, resident David Romberger said. The city should
be careful about incurring liability.
"The boats are presently secured by their owners,"
he said. "Leave them where they are and charge the
owners commercial storage rates. Give them so many
months to move their boats and if they don't, auction
the boats where they sit"
Bohnenberger suggested the city research maritime
law before making a decision and post the boats for
trespassing as an additional notice.

Fire district offers
new services
Firefighters and volunteers of the Anna Maria
Fire Control District are offering several services
to residents and community groups.
On Tuesday between 8 a.m. and noon, resi-
dents may call for free hlime safety checks.
Firefighters will also help install and check smoke
detectors, develop a fire escape planior your resi-
dence and hold a fire drill for your family.
Civic and community groups may call for fire
extinguisher, basic first aid and CPR demonstrations:
Call 778-6621 to make arrangements.


What's Urgent
The density question hovers over us
still. The city needs a mayor whose
position against any density increase
is known and firm, and who will work
to secure it. The Council needs fresh
blood, not beholden to old special in-
terests, who will stand just as firm.
Most of all, please vote. And don't ig-
nore the Referendum Question:
"Yes" if you want the low bridge refur-
bished; "No" if you still prefer a high
bridge. I ask your "Yes".

Style
... Not to be content to tell you your
city is "a Little Paradise" and we just
need to twiddle along; but to tell you
sometimes what you may not want
to hear that the beach is full of
shells, parts of our city are getting
shoddy, we're becoming noisy and
raucous, and crime and drugs are
here too. To challenge you ... and
myself, and the Council to get mov-
ing on making Holmes Beach the at-
tractive centerpiece of the Island it
should be. To prioritize our residen-
tial nature.
... To protect our natural environ-
ment and wildlife, working closely
with the Tampa Bay and Sarasota
Estuary programs and others.
... To dare to lead. With you and our
vigorous Planning Commission, to
help build a vision of this community
for decades ahead. To give you two
years on it.
Bob VanWagoner 778-6553


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8th annual art and craft
festival this weekend
More than 100 artists and craftspeople, continu-
ous live entertainment and a large food court will be
on tap at the Anna Maria Island Art League's eighth
annual juried Springfest of Fine Arts and Crafts Sat-
urday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., at the field behind Holmes Beach City Hall on
Marina Drive.
Also exhibiting at the festival are organizations
including wildlife, historical and environmental groups
offering the festival goers an opportunity to learn about
the community we live in.
A highlight of the event is always the raffle of art
works donated by the festival exhibitors. Proceeds ben-
efit the Art League's youth scholarship fund which
provides free art classes and support for students.
Raffle winners need not be present to win.
Entertainment Saturday and Sunday includes live
jazz, folk, rock and blues.
Parking and admission are free.
For more information, call the League at 778-2099.

Privateers sponsor
Thieves' Market Saturday
at Holmes Beach field
The Anna Maria Privateers will hold a Thieves'
Market on Saturday, March 9, at Holmes Beach City
Hall Field from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come one come all! The field will be filled with
vendors selling arts and crafts, flea market items, an-
tiques and what-nots. Food booths will be set up by
Island restaurants and music will be provided by the
"Islanders." A raffle drawing for a Trailmate bicycle
will be held at the conclusion of the market.
Proceeds from the event are used to support the
Privateers' youth scholarship fund.
A few vendor spaces remain available at $15 each.
Call Bill or Janice Dingman at 778-5777 for informa-
tion or to reserve a booth.


Don't miss SAM's sensational sale
Save Anna Maria, Inc., the grassroots organization that fought to stop plans for construction of a megabridge
at Manatee Avenue, will hold a fundraising sale at the Privateers Thieves' Market on Saturday, March 9, from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holmes Beach City Hall Field. Raffle tickets for an exciting variety of art work includ-
ing original cartoons by Islander editorial cartoonist Jack Egan will be available with the drawing set to take
place at 2 p.m. at the sale. All proceeds are dedicated to SAM's legal fund. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn


Public Safety Expo
Saturday at fire station
The Anna Maria Fire District will sponsor a Pub-
lic Safety Exposition March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Public safety personnel- firefighters, law enforce-
ment officers and emergency medical, Coast Guard,
marine rescue, forestry department, marine patrol and
Red Cross personnel and volunteers will be on hand.
Other offerings include fingerprinting of children
by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, fire safety


clowns, Children's Safety House, accelerant-detecting
canine demonstrations, Smokey the Bear, a raffle and
Jaws of Life demonstrations. The Blood Mobile will be
accepting blood donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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


ELECT


Capt. Mike Heistand


FOR MAYOR

HE STANDS FOR:


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Anna Maria Shuffleboard Club wants
The gentlemen of the Anna Maria Shuffleboard Club play
Hall Monday through Friday afternoons. Players at one
clude, from left, president Bob Porter, John Ritsema, Llo
Hamaty and Dick Johnson. For information, call Porter

Police hope to increase
seat belt use
The Holmes Beach Police Department, along with
other local departments, the sheriffs office and the
Florida Highway Patrol, will be actively educating the
public between now and March 14 on the use of seat
belts and child restraint laws.
This is the first of four programs in the state. The
state is goal is 75 percent compliance on the use of seat
belts state wide. The current average compliance is 67
percent.
For further information, call Lt. Dale Stephenson
at the Holmes Beach Police Department, 778-7875.

Friends to offer Oriental
topic at Branch Library
The Friends of the Island Branch Library invite the
public to attend the final "Focus on Florida" program
series on Tuesday, March 12, at 3 p.m.
Holmes Beach City Councilman Don Maloney will


s you!
y at Anna Maria City
end of the court in-


Challengers, from left, include Carroll Mosher, Roland Nelson, CEO Donald
Haines, Clarence "Kid Brother" Ritsema and in-law/outlaw Gene Dalman.
"Watch for foul play at the other end," Haines cried. Islander Photos:


rr 6 c L & & &- C yn th ia F in n.
yd Habel, George Cynthia Finn.
at 778-6229.
present an entertaining discussion focused on his years
in Japan as a businessman and a newspaper columnist.
Maloney published several humor books about his
challenges while living in Japan. Two of the books,
"Japan, It's Not All Raw Fish" and "Son of Raw Fish,"
are available at the library.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach.
Call the library at 778-6341 for more information.

Historical society's dinner
rescheduled to May 4
Due to a scheduling conflict, "Remember When:
Anna Maria Island," the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society's nostalgic dinner, has been rescheduled to
May 4.
The dinner, originally scheduled for March 16 at
the Beach House restaurant, will be held at Crabby
Bill's, 5325 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Cocktails will
be at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Details such as choice
of entree, ticket price and ticket locations will be an-


nounced.
Those who purchased tickets for the March dinner
are asked to come to the Anna Maria Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, for a refund. New
tickets will be issued for the May dinner.
The museum is open Tuesdays through Thursdays
and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kite fun moves off Island
A Kite Fun Fly sponsored by Wind and Snow kite
shop in Bradenton Beach, will move from Coquina
Beach in Bradenton Beach to G. T. Bray Park in
Bradenton only for the month of March.
On Sunday, March 10, kite enthusiasts are invited
to the 59th Street entrance of G. T. Bray Park for the
monthly Fun Fly.
Kiters and their friends should bring their own
blankets, kites, and suntan lotion for a beautiful day.
The Fun Fly will be held at Coquina Beach in
April.
Call Terri Dingler at Wind and Show, 778-0238,
for additional information.


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White elephant sale
at Roser Memorial
The Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church will hold its annual White Elephant Sale
on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
church located in Anna Maria City on Pine Avenue.
Many items, including linens, will be offered for
sale while leftovers from the guild's Seagrape Festival
will be sold at greatly reduced prices.

Minnesota Club to
celebrate on Island
Reservations need to be made by Tuesday, March
12, for the Minnesota Club's St. Patrick's luncheon to
be held Friday, March 15, at the Moose Club in
Bradenton Beach.
For reservations, call Joan Bigelow at 778-7734 or
Maxine Nelson at 778-3916.

Tae Kwon Do for all ages
Sean Willard, second-degree black belt and certi-
fied by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation, offers
classes in the art of Tae Kwon Do for ages 5 years and
above on Monday and Thursday evenings at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. For fees and class times, call Willard at
778-7599 or the Center at 778-1908.

Woman's Club dessert and
cards March 13
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria will host its
annual dessert and card party from noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. All
proceeds will benefit local and Federation of Woman's
Club charities. The event is open to the public and ev-
eryone is reminded to bring their own cards. For tick-
ets and reservations, call Mabel Peltier at 778-5432.


I .. ..

Irish Night dinner dance
March 15
Don Maloney of the Holy Name Society and Mabel
Peltier of the Ladies Guild invite the entire adult
community to put on some green, dance to the
Chester Hellman Trio and feast on a corned-beef-
and-cabbage dinner at St. Bernard Catholic
Church's annual Irish Night. The BYOB affair is
from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the activity
center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tickets are $12.50 per person. For information,
call 778-4769. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


April 'Affaire' swings
into action
Event and raffle tickets for the 12th annual Anna
Maria Island Community Center spring auction benefit
are now on sale at four Island locations.
"An Affaire to Remember '96" will be held Satur-
day evening, April 20, at the St. Bernard Catholic
Church activity center in Holmes Beach. In addition to
the changed location, the benefit will feature reserved
seating for tables of eight or more.
Admission to the live and silent auction, at $25 per
person, will include a champagne reception, dinner
catered by Harry's Continental Kitchens of Longboat
Key and live entertainment.
This year's raffle grand prize will be a miniature
General Electric satellite dish and 22-inch color tele-
vision. Raffle winners need not be present
Auction chairwoman Trudy Moon and her com-
mittee are also now selling advertising for the expanded
auction program. Advertisers will receive a free photo
session with Island photographer Jack Elka.
Raffle and auction tickets are available at the Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, and in
Holmes Beach at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center; First National Bank of
Manatee, 5324 Gulf Drive; and Island Discount Tackle,
3240 E. Bay Drive, Anna Maria Shopping Centre.
For more auction information, call 778-1908.
Off Stage Ladies meet
March 13
The Off Stage Ladies, the support group for the
Island Players Theater, will hold their monthly lun-
cheon meeting with social hour starting at 11:30 a.m.
on Wednesday, March 13, at the Holiday Inn
Riverfront, 100 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton.
Lunch will include chicken piccatta, roasted red-
bliss potatoes, fresh vegetable, rolls, beverage and
strawberry shortcake. Off Stage Ladies models will
present spring fashions from the Jarvis Shoppe.
For reservations call 778-3397 or 778-4334. For
membership inquiries call 778-2618.


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HOLMES BEACH RESIDENT & BUSINESS OWNER
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This seat on council will support:
Construction of new city complex to meet our needs
Management of growth and density
Continued maintenance of storm water drainage
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City of Holmes Beach Voters

on March 12



RE-ELECT


Rich Bohnenberger


THE ONLY CANDIDATE
With a Proven Record of Fiscal Management
* Improved city services with no increase in millage rates
* Achieved cumulative savings in excess of $700,000 during
his 2-year administration
* Closed-out 1993 and 1994 city budgets significantly under
dollar projections
* Sought and was awarded more than $300,000 in grants for
the City of Holmes Beach during the past 2 years

THE ONLY CANDIDATE
Who has demonstrated administrative and
legislative leadership in local government
* Presenting innovative ideas, such as the Citizen Suggestion
Program, for continuously improving city services in re-
sponse to citizen concerns
* Streamlining operations within the city government to
optimize city personnel and facilities
* Lobbying city issues before the State Legislature
o Participating in the Inter-Governmental Challenges Summit
in Tallahassee

THE ONLY CANDIDATE
Chosen to participate in Leadership Florida for Elected
Officials
* One of only 38 local officials chosen throughout the State of
Florida to participate in this inaugural Leadership Florida
Program

THE ONLY CANDIDATE
Who represents all of the citizens of Holmes Beach, all of
the time
* A local businessman, actively involved in numerous civic
and business organizations on the Island
* Consistently demonstrating an ability to work effectively
with members of the City Council and within Manatee
County business and political community
* Not aligned with any special interest groups on or
off the Island

THE ONLY CANDIDATE
Who, as a homeowner, has a vested interest in effectively
managing the cost of government in Holmes Beach and,
at the same time, preserving the unique ambiance that
we all enjoy.
When you objectively compare the candidates for Mayor of the
City of Holmes Beach, there is only one clear choice ...
RE-ELECT Rich Bohnenberger for another
two years of effective city management.
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Florida Legislative
session to be
broadcast
Manatee Government Access
(MGA) is broadcasting live the 1996
Florida Legislative session. Gavel-to-
gavel, unedited broadcasts will air daily
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
Regular MGA programming and
meetings, with the exception of Mana-
tee County Board of Commission meet-
ings, will be pre-empted during the
months of March and April. All other Fire s
scheduled Manatee County meetings rece
and regular programming will be broad- e
cast taped-delayed daily after 6 p.m. Colleen
and on weekends. The legislative ses- began t
sions will be taped and re-broadcast at ist at th
midnight, Monday through Friday. District
MGA will be contacting local col- Tanner
leges and the Manatee County School have be
system to advise that the programming 10 year.
can be made available for utilization in Brooke
the classrooms. Brandon
Flynn, i
the Rod
Kripalo yoga at Pat Cop
Center
Experienced Kripalo yoga instruc-
tor Dolce Little offers ongoing four- '
week-session yoga classes for beginner
and intermediate levels from 9 to 10:30 Op
a.m. Tuesday at the Anna Maria Island An
Community Center, 407 Magnolia very co
Ave., Anna Maria. Gurney
Men and women are welcome to open fo
participate in gentle yoga stretches, Players
breathing exercises, postures, relaxation Con
and meditation. For more information, tain tim
call Little at 778-2081 or the Center, p.m. Su
778-1908. dark on
person,
'Special' musical p.m. at
benefit concert Pine A'
before e
March 16 h
"A Special Evening of Music" to and ritu
benefit the Suncoast Suzuki Players and tifacts. ]
the Anna Maria Island Community ing," sa
Center will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, land.
March 16, at the Community Center, A 1(
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. this rich
The second annual concert event trays a v
will feature the young and impressive 57 ii
Suncoast Suzuki Players, under the di- who cha
reaction of violinist Helene Franco and as they
pianist Iras L. Roback, soprano soloist wealthy
Katherine Turner Barlow, the ac- room w]
claimed Manatee High School Cham- life.
ber Orchestra and the Yellow Pups Jazz The
Band. Boyd, N
Advance tickets will be $10 for Jo Ken
adults and $5 for students. At the door Simches
the price will be $12 and $7. For more ager is C
information, call the Community Cen- Art Bal
ter at 778-1908. and Johi
is light:
Free Ski-A-Rees For
5755.
shows Sundays
Power-packed family entertain-
ment featuring several Islanders is Fri
available free of charge at 2 p.m. every
Sunday in March on the Sarasota Bay
waterfront at City Island on the south pre
tip of Longboat Key. Dr.
The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees a 39- and aw;
year-old regional, state and nationally pher, w
competitive water-ski club starring 75 whales
performers from ages 3 years through of Mote
adults offer an hour-long spectators' Monda]
delight including barefooting, ramp jump- The
ing and striking human pyramids, there is
Bleacher seating at water's edge and re- ratory is
freshments are available. The club passes Parkwa
a donation hat during every performance. For
For more information on the shows program
or club membership, call 388-1666, unteer,
365-2858 or 921-2146. coordin


station gets new
ptionist
Tanner of Holmes Beach
work recently as the reception-
e Anna Maria Fire Control
's Station 1 in Holmes Beach.
and her husband, Richard,
en Holmes Beach residents for
s. They have a daughter,
Marie, 6, and a son, Chase
n, 4. Tanner's brother Kevin
s a familiar face to anglers at
and Reel Pier. Islander Photo:
peland.

Players'
Dining Room'
pens March 15
unconventional play about a
conventional room A. R.
Jr.'s "The Dining Room" will
r a two-week run on the Island
stage starting Friday, March 15.
ntinuing through March 30, cur-
es are at 8 p.m. except for the 2
inday matinees. The theater is
n Monday. Tickets, at $10 per
are available from 9 a.m. to 2
the box office, Gulf Drive and
'enue, Anna Maria, or one hour
each performance.
is is a play about relationships
al, of value of possessions as ar-
It is alternately funny and touch-
ys director Kelly Wynn Wood-

ong-running Broadway success,
ly humorous tour-de-force por-
vide variety of diverse characters
n all played by seven actors -
rnge roles, personalities and ages
delineate the dying lifestyle of
* WASPdom and the neglected
which once was a center of family

e "sturdy" cast includes Dorian
dice Doeden, David B. Haynes,
ndall, ChrisAnn Silver, Gabe
s and Elaine Wright. Stage man-
Grace Cooper. Set design is by
lman, costumes by Don Bailey
a Flannery and Steve Henderson
ring designer.
more information, call 778-


ee program on
orca whales
sented at Mote
Tom Thomas, a local physician
ard-winning wildlife photogra-
ill present a program on orca
at the meeting of the volunteers
e Marine Laboratory to be held
y, March 11, at 9 a.m. at Mote.
e public is invited to attend and
no charge. Mote Marine Labo-
s located at 1600 Ken Thompson
y, Sarasota.
more information about the
a or about becoming a Mote vol-
call Andrea Davis, volunteer
ator, at 388-4441.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MARCH 7, 1996, 1996 U PAGE 17 I[


Aid for cardiac victims
From left, firefighter Ken Treffinger and volunteer Capt. Dennis Dotson demon-
strate the use of the semi-automatic external defibrillator. The district's
firefighters and volunteers are being trained in the use of the machine which
restores the heart's rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland.


Machines could save

lives of cardiac victims


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Firefighters with the Anna Maria
Fire District are being trained to use the
semi-automatic external defibrillator in
cases of cardiac arrest.
"This will be another tool for our
firefighters to use in treating sudden car-
diac arrest," announced Fire Chief Andy
Price. "With the EMS ambulance off the
Island quite a bit, we could save lives by
having the defibrillators on our trucks.
It's another way we can better provide
for our residents."
Sudden cardiac arrest causes more
than 300,000 deaths each year in the
United States because external
defibrillators arrive on the scene too
late. If defibrillators were more widely
available to first responders, 20,000 to
100,000 lives could be saved, estimated
the American Heart Association.
Anna Maria Firefighter Ken
Treffinger explained how the

Calling all
camcorder owners
Are you interested in putting vital-
ity into your home, business or special-
events videos? Photojournalist and tele-
vision documentary-making professor
Andrew Little would like to hear from
camcorder owners who would be inter-
ested in a beginners' and/or intermedi-
ate-level four-week class on use of the
hand-held movie cameras.
A minimum of 10 students is
needed. For more information, call
Little at 778-2081.

Audition for
'Breaking Legs'
The Island Players will hold an open
audition for the final production of the
season- Tom Dulak's comedy, "Break-
ing Legs" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March
17, at the Players Theater, Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Directed by Phyllis Elfenbein, the
play will run from May 10 through 19.
Casting calls for four men 50 years-
plus, one man age 45 and one woman
28 to 35 years old. For more informa-
tion, call 778-4412.


defibrillator is used.
"When a person goes into cardiac
arrest, the heart goes into ventricular fi-
brillation the heart actually begins
quivering like a bowl of jelly," he said.
"The defibrillator delivers an electric
shock to the heart muscle to correct the
imbalance in the rhythm."
The machine is very simple to use,
said volunteer Capt. Dennis Dotson.
The defibrillator is hooked up to the
patient. It analyzes the heart's rhythm
and tells the operator whether a shock
should be administered.
Price said the district is investigat-
ing a grant to purchase two machines
and a spare for its vehicles. Machines
cost between $5,000 and $10,000 each.
"One of the most interesting facts
about these machines is you don't have to
be a health care professional to use one,"
Price noted. "The machine tells you what
to do. In the future they could be avail-
able in club houses, malls and city halls."

Art league offers
ongoing classes
The Anna Maria Art League con-
tinues to offer ongoing art classes for
children and adults.
For adults, the classes offered are
oil painting with Anna Gunn, and
Prismacolor pencil drawing with Julie
Claudel Stewart.
For children, the program includes
craft classes with Laura Beard and
Prismacolor pencil drawing with Julie
Claudel Stewart.
Call the League at 778-2099 for
cost and class schedules.
Anyone interested in classes for
photography, pottery, stained glass or
figure drawing should also call the
League, or stop by at 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.

Poetry, music at
Manatee League
The Manatee Poetry Group and
Night Owls will present "An Evening of
Poetry and Music" on Wednesday,
March 6, at 7 p.m., at the Art League of
Manatee County, 209 9th St. W.,
Bradenton.


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RE-ELE T


Carol

Whitmore

to Holmes Beach

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Ei PAGE 18 E MARCH 7, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Islander's life enriched by reign as queen


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Jessica McGann's one-year reign as DeSoto queen
for the annual Florida Heritage Festival (formerly the
DeSoto Celebration) will end in April.
A Holmes Beach native and resident, the 21-year-
old Jessica is plenty busy on all other fronts. A class of
'93 graduate of Manatee High School, she is a full-time
Manatee Community College student majoring in
broadcast journalism and is also employed at Freedom
Village in Bradenton.
But the time spent representing the festival has
been totally enriching, she says. "Nothing but plea-
sure."
Yes, enriching in that there will be some scholar-
ship money to assist her in the transfer this August to
Tampa's University of South Florida.
But enriching most of all in the bonds formed with
other Heritage Festival representatives, the commu-
nity service and community event appearances expos-
ing her to all ages and types of people and the in- and
out-of-state travel to other festivals, parades and all.
Accustomed to living with her grandparents, Lois
and Tom McGann, Jessica has some apprehensions
about moving to Tampa.
"It's a big step," she says softly while flashing her
pageant-winning smile. "This past year has helped me
a lot to move forward with my goals."
That humility, the smile, the drive and energy
what Lois calls "all-American girl" qualities are
what won Jessica the crown she will soon pass on.
The Heritage Festival pageant is not a beauty con-
test, Lois and Jessica explain.
Lois says of her gorgeous granddaughter, "I con-
sidered her the plainest of all of them."
Jessica nods. "I wasn't a cheerleader, I didn't take

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Off to work at Freedom Village, Jessica shares her smile with grandparents Lois and Tom and with all of us.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


ballet. I was a good student and I did do some clubs.
But you have to remember, the DeSoto queen has to get
along with all the other festival representatives, has to
make appearances here and in other parts of the state
and country as an example.
"It's more of an all-around-girl contest. No one
should ever stop themselves from applying because
they think they're not the traditional beauty contest
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Holistic Alternative
Gloria De Voss of the
Body Maintenance Center
on Longboat Key will speak
at the Island Branch Library
in Holmes Beach on "Holis-
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for relief of chronic pain,
headaches, insomnia and
stress related symptoms on
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The program is free
and open to the public. Register at the library or call the
library at 778-6341.


Taking the plunge
The "Polar Dippers" of 67th
Street Holmes Beach, took their
annual new year's plunge at 12:01
a.m. on Jan. 1. Rick Hunger of
Holmes Beach and Carolyn
Hager, top right plunged into the
Gulf off 67th Street with interna-
tional guests, counterclockwise,
Martin Schimke of Hamburg,
Germany, Joanne Bedard, Martine
and Carly McMillan and Karen
Runnels all visitors from Canada.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Hunger and Hager.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GEN-
ERAL ELECTION will be held in the City of
Holmes Beach on Tuesday, March 12, 1996,
from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
This election is being held for the purpose
of electing a Mayor for a two year term of
office and two (2) Council members for two
year terms of office each.
ALL PRECINCTS within the City will vote at
their COUNTY POLLING LOCATION of either
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, or St. Bemard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida.
CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
Leslie R. Ford, City Clerk
OFFICIAL BALLOT
City of Holmes Beach
City Election
March 12,1996
Stub No. 1
Stub No. 2

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City Election
MARCH 12, 1996
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3/12/96


HOLMES BEACH
MAYOR VOTE FOR ONE
RICH BOHNENBERGER > +
MIKE HEISTAND +
BOB VAN WAGONER > +

CITY COUNCIL VOTE FOR TWO
PATRICIA GEYER > +
SUSAN "SUE" NORMAND > +
RONALD ROBINSON > +
CAROL R. WHITMORE > +

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I support rehabilitating and adding one or
more safety lanes to the present Manatee
Avenue Bridge instead of replacement with
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And there isn't anything they won't say to get themselves some votes.
But why they want to be the President is a mystery to me,
'Cause it's a very thankless job and I am sure you will agree.
For no matter what you say or even try to do,
There will always be someone who will not agree with you.
And when you are elected and try to get your bills across,
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Tickets on sale now



for March 16 'Tour of Homes'


The interiors and grounds of six exquisite, private
Island homes will be open for public viewing from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, during the third
annual Anna Maria Island Community Center "Tour of
Homes" benefit. Advance tickets will be $10 person,
rising to $12 on tour day.
Co-sponsors of the benefit, which has raised
$25,000 for the Center over the last two years, are The
Islander Bystander and First National Bank of Mana-
tee.
Tickets, including a map and descriptions of each
home three in Holmes Beach, three in Anna Maria
- enable participants to visit the residences in any
chosen order.
Included on the tour will be refreshments and a
chance to purchase works by Island artists at the tour's
"Island Market" at Bentley's Court, the home Of tour
supporters Marcia and Dale Powers in Anna Maria.
Advance-ticket locations include in Anna Maria:
the Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., and AMI
West, 9801 Gulf Drive; in Holmes Beach: The Islander
Bystander, 5408 Marina Drive in the Island Shopping
Center; First National Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive; Sand
Dollar Gift Shop, 5302 Marina Drive in the Island
Shopping Center; and Island Discount Tackle, 3240 E.
Bay Drive, Anna Maria Shopping Centre; in Bradenton
Beach at the BeachHouse restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
North; and on Longboat Key at Longboat Super Pack-
age, 6850 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Whitney Beach Shop-
ping Center.
In Bradenton, tickets are available at Lively Gifts
& Kitchen, 7232 Manatee Ave. W.; Westbay Athletic
Club, 6500 Manatee Ave. W.; First National Bank of
Manatee, 5817 Manatee Ave. W.; and Flowers by Don,
2715 Manatee Ave. W.
For additional ticket information, call Marcia Pow-
ers at 778-5701 or the Community Center, 778-1908.


Situated at the very end of
a Holmes Beach deep-
water canal, Caryl and
Alan Bouziane's North-
east Coast-style residence
- with its rough cedar
siding and divided light
windows has a stun-
ning view of the
Intracoastal Waterway.
The original 1982 home
was "engulfed" in 1994
by the present design of
the owner/engineer and
includes extensive interior
custom mill work. Is-
lander Photos: Courtesy
of Jim Gavin.

The Key Royale residence
of Zoe and Jerry Von
Averkamp -
"Samsarra, meaning
reborn was redesigned
from its '60s origin in
1994 by Island artist and
Artists Guild Gallery
director Zoe. Sweeping
views of Tampa Bay and
Anna Maria Sound on
three sides highlight a
well-lit, uniquely deco-
rated interior including
the owners' extensive
international art collec-
tion.


The 1950s Holmes Beach residence of Janet and Robert Fittro has been trans- This charming Anna Maria home of Bonnie and Harold Carnahan is nestled one
formed into the charming, warm and "human scale" style known as Classic block from the Gulf. Designed and built by their son, Tim, with lots of family
Revival, an ageless blend of three periods from approximately 1750 to 1930 assistance, the residence is complete with many items Tim retrieved from homes
Colonial, Queen Anne and Victorian. The interior plus the exterior white picket in Ohio. Look for Harold's decades-old sailboat-craft display and his
fence bring to mind a quaint English country cottage. handcrafted dollhouse.


Noted Island architect Gene Aubry designed this Anna Maria residence for Julie Caron 's Gulffront Anna Maria home was completely renovated in 1993
friends Verna and William Snow as a cross between a Florida Cracker beach from its 1979 original. Transformed from eight small rooms to four, the house
house and a Texas ranch home with spacious porches. When the sun and fresh air takes full advantage of spectacular views of dunes, beach and sparkling Gulf
stream in through all its sliding doors, this home has the feel of a treehouse. Hardwood floors plus green marble in the bathrooms, a custom-built kitchen and
the central fireplace create interior elegance.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MARCH 7, 1996, 1996 0 PAGE 21 Ml


Free art demonstration at
Island Galley West
Island Gallery West, 5348E Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, will present another in its series of free demon-
strations by member artists on Saturday, March 9, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The artists will be John Bonser, photography, and
Charlie Haight, clay sculpture.
Refreshments will be served.
For information, call 778-6648.

Student show at Artists
Guild Gallery
Adult art students in Barbara Singer's watercolor
classes will hold an opening reception and show of
their works on Friday, March 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the
Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach.
Their combined paintings will be on display until
March 19. The public is invited to attend and refresh-
ments will be served.
For details, call 778-6694.

MCC Sci-Art Gallery to
showcase photo exhibit
Members of the Suncoast Camera Club will show-
case their work in a "Life, Light & Lens" exhibit in the
Manatee Community College Sci-Art Gallery, located
in Science Building 400 on the Bradenton Campus,
5840 26th St. W.
The exhibit will open Monday, March 11, and con-
tinue through April 26. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday.
A reception for the artists will be held from 6 to 8
p.m. on Friday, March 15. Both the exhibit and recep-
tion are free and open to the public and most works will
be available for purchase.
For more information about submissions, call
Carl Keller, director of the gallery, at 755-1511, ext.
4561 or 4341.


'Caine Mutiny Court-
Martial' at Manatee
Players
"The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," by Herman
Wouk, will be presented at the Manatee Players Riverfront
Theatre Thursday, March 7, through March 24.
The theatre is located at 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton.
Call the Players' box office at 748-5875 for ticket
information and performance schedule.

'Where's Waldo?' for
youngsters at Van Wezel
Straight from the pages of the popular children's
books, Theatreworks/USA will present "Where's
Waldo?" at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in
Sarasota at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, for one
performance only.
The Van Wezel is located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota.
Call 953-3368 for ticket information.

'The God of Isaac' at
Florida Studio
"The God of Isaac," a comedy by James Sherman,
will be presented at the Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N.
Palm Ave., Sarasota, from Thursday, March 7, through
April 13.
Sherman's play explores one man's effort to peer
into his Jewish soul and question both faith and iden-
tity in a light-hearted and charming manner.
Call the box office at 366-9796 for ticket informa-
tion and show times.

Doc Severinsen
and more at Van Wezel
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota
will burst into song starting March 7.
Popular vocalist/pianist Michael Feinstein will
perform in a one-man show entitled "Nice Work If You
Can Get It" on Thursday, March 7, at 8 p.m.


Doc Severinsen will bring his big band sound to
the hall on Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m. A free pre-per-
formance party featuring musicians from the Jazz Club
of Sarasota will be held in the Van Wezel Grand Foyer
from 7 to 8 p.m.
The hall will present Charles Dutoit and the
Montreal Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, March 12,
followed by "Stomp," an internationally known eight-
member percussion group, on Wednesday and Thurs-
day, March 13 and 14. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
Call the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
ticket information.

Cape Codders to perform
for Jazz Club
The Cape Codders, a sextet led by multi-instru-
mentalist Dick Johnson and including acclaimed pia-
nist Dave McKenna, will perform for the Jazz Club of
Sarasota and the public on Sunday, March 10, at the
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Admission to the 8 p.m. concert is by membership
or $12 for guests.
Call the Jazz Club at 366-1552 for information.
Clubs
The German American Club of Manatee County
will host a Schiitzerfest, an archery contest dance, on
Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at Bayshore Gardens Rec-
reation Center, 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton. The event:
is BYOB and the music will be provided by the "Band
Called Fred." Information7reservations: 756-5180.

Events
The Annual Trash & Treasures Sale at Kirkwood
Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Rd., will be held
Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured will
be rummage, white elephant items, crafts, jewelry, oil
paintings by local artists, a bake shop and coffee shop
will be available. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.
The residents of Terra Ceia Village will hold their
10th Annual Craft Fair on Wednesday, March 13, from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 booths of items will be avail-
able. The village is located at 9303 U.S. 41 North. In-
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By Don Maloney
Special to the Islander
Surely you realize that when two people meet and
greet each other with "How are you doing?" neither is
looking for, nor expecting, a detailed health and/or fi-
nancial report from the other.
"How are you doing?" is just another version of
"hello" and requires no reply from either party, except
maybe a simple "OK."
You also realize, if you've been around here long
enough to see your first "Student of the Week" bumper
sticker, that when you meet somebody in Florida for
the first time it's safe to assume they weren't conceived
here, so it's normal to follow "How are you?" with
"Where are you from?"
What all this is leading up to is this: You could
easily count on one hand the number of times wife
Sarah and I have had a disagreement during our 46-plus
years of marriage. Depending, of course, on which
parts of a hand you do that sort of counting. Certainly
on any part of any hand you choose you will have no
problem counting the number of times Sarah's side of
the disagreement was on the correct side, since I don't
ever recall when I was wrong.
Anyway, infrequent as these one-sided disagree-
ments have been, one in particular keeps showing up
about as often as out-of-state license plates in the Island
Foods parking lot how to properly answer that
"Where are you from?" question.
When people ask that question, they obviously
know where you're from at the moment they ask the
question. That assumes, of course, that they are stand-
ing right in front of you when they ask, something
that's usually the case since I can't remember being
asked the question over the telephone.
So what they are really asking when they say
"Where are you from?" is where were you before you
are where you are right now.
Sarah, on the other hand the hand that you're
not counting things on says what they really want
to know is "Where were you born?"
When Sarah and I are asked that while we're stand-
ing together, I immediately answer "Plattsburgh, New
York" and Sarah says "White Plains, New York."
Since those two places are a few hundred miles apart,
our image of a well-adjusted couple goes right down
the drain. I mean, how can we look super compatible
if we're not even from the same place?
Sarah, being of Italian extraction, will not ever
change her ways or even consider saying she's from
Plattsburgh, even though that's where we both lived
harmoniously together for more than a decade before
we moved all that harmony to Holmes Beach.
Myself, being of Irish extraction, have never had
to change my ways. But even if I did and decided to say
- like Sarah does that I'm from where I was born
rather than where I lived last, I'd still be from a differ-
ent place than Sarah (I was born in Yonkers, New
York) so we'd still be from different places, even
though we were in the same places together for the past
four dozen years.
The only way to avoid all this confusion, I suppose,
is to take firm root in your birthplace, court and marry
another local firm-rooter and then never ever move
away. Sarah and I have missed that once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity, but we have lived in White Plains, Lake-
wood and University Heights, Ohio, Tokyo and
Plattsburgh plus, of course, Holmes Beach.
All that moving around reminds me of another
"where" problem. Because of company-inflicted
moves, we've lived in nine different houses since we
married. Only once did we live in our very own house
that we had built; all the other homes were bought from
previous owners.
You know what that means when we'd go to our
first PTA meeting or church social, people would say
"Where did you move in?" I'd give my new address,
and they'd say "Oh, that's the Reilly's house, isn't it?"
That always bothered me. We had bought the

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'The Season of the Machete'
by James Patterson
A paperback by the author of Kiss
the Girls and Along Came a Spider. This
is a gruesome story of massacre in the
Dominican Republic with a loose,
poorly structured plot hatched by the
CIA and the Mafia. Don't bother unless
you like blood and gore!
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg

'Morning, Noon and Night'
by Sidney Sheldon
Sheldon seems to be too tired to
devise the intricate plotting found in his
earlier books. This story of the world's
wealthiest man and the four people sired
by him is a bit thin. Each of the four
have struggled to move beyond his in-
fluence fueled by his scorn. Each is af-
fected by his death in a positive way in
the surprising ending.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg

'My American Journey'
by Colin Powell with Joseph E. Persico
This interesting and well written
book gives an excellent picture of the
man, Colin Powell, and the times he
lived through. The era covered is one of
tremendous changes the Depression,
World War II, Korea, Vietnam, four
Presidents, the old Army vs. the new to
name a few. Powell pulls no punches
telling his experiences and the way he
did his job. After college and ROTC,
racism was still new to him having
grown up in an immigrant New York
neighborhood where color was unim-
portant. But in the Army, his leadership
abilities were recognized with a mini-
mum of discrimination. His qualities for
success include the ability to laugh at
himself, to "make things happen" and to
both give and inspire loyalty. For his po-
litical philosophy this possible Presiden-
tial candidate says, "I am a fiscal conser-
vative with a social conscience."
Reviewed by Connie Brown

'The Witness' by Sandra Brown
Kendall Deaton has the job she
wanted, the husband she thought she loved
and was struggling to be a fine public de-
fender until she found herself a witness to
a town's bigotry and hate as it erupted into
murder. Her flight to elude the town's
leading citizens is successful until she is
discovered by a federal agent who wants
her to testify. Her need to protect her new-
born child makes her a reluctant witness,
eager to escape from them all. What fol-
lows is a masterful tale of luck, lies and
ingenuity that makes this book impossible
to put down.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg

'Smoke' by Donald Westlake
Westlake's latest is a satire on the
tobacco industry as he elaborates on a
multi-million dollar larceny. As usual

WHERE?, FROM PAGE 24
house from the Reillys, yes, but it wasn't
their house after they moved out. The
only thing that calms me about that dis-
pute was the fact that, at least for a
while, eight people who bought our
other houses lived in the "Maloney's
house" while they were there.
I thought I had all that "Where are you
from?" confusion settled the other day
when I convinced Sarah to answer with a
new idea: "I'm not from around here."


the character descriptions are hilarious
and the story moves along quickly.
Westlake has a jeweler's eye for build-
ing a rib-tickling crime story.
Reviewed by Philip Connolly

'Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite
Serial Crime Unit'
by John Douglas
Written by the FBI agent who pio-
neered the profiling system used to
track and catch serial killers. This fas-
cinating true account of the cases and
criminals tells how the details of a
crime scene can be used to predict the
characteristics of the killer. Warning:
some of the crime scene descriptions
are gruesome.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'The Plan' by Stephen J. Cannell
A good plot involving the Mafia's
twenty year attempt to put their man in
the White House by the author who
created The Rockford Files, The A-
Team and The Commish. Two former
college roommates Mickey Alo, the
son of a Mafia Don, and Ryan Bolt, a
film director, become deadly adversar-
ies as Alo plots to secure the Presiden-
tial nomination for his man while Ryan
places his life in danger as he seeks the
evidence to derail the plan.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg

'Pandora's Clock'
by John J. Nance
If you read The Hot Zone then you
will enjoy this book while it scares you
to death. A Boeing 747 is in the air
when it is discovered that one of the
passengers probably has contracted an
Omega type virus. (Much like the
Ebola virus, only worse!) It is capable
of killing all on board within 48 hours
and would certainly kill a population if
allowed to escape.
No country will accept them, the
CIA is using them to bring down an
Iraqi terrorist and the captain has to
contend with an pompous official who
is on board to monitor his perfor-
mance. He definitely is not having a
good day!
Reviewed by Mollie Sandidge

'Under the Beetle's Cellar'
by Mary Willis Walker
This award-winning author writes
a tense story about a fanatic cult leader
who kidnaps a bus load of school chil-
dren. He has held them underground
for 46 days as the novel opens. The
press, police and FBI become involved
in trying to solve the secret of his mys-
terious background so they can use it to
negotiate against his timetable for de-
struction. Walker's heroine from The
Red Scream, Molly Cates, also stars in
this thriller torn from current events.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge


Sadly, it didn't work, because
when we said that we were asked
"Well then, were are you from if
you're not from around here?" and
Sarah would answer ...
Never mind. You know what
Sarah's answer was. And you know
how I answered.
The only thing that's going to
make me feel so good about the prob-
lem from now on is that now you know
who answers right


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Tickets, tickets!
Get your tickets!
The shows) are about to begin.
Some of us judge the season based on traffic. Cars
on the bridge, lack of parking availability, lines at traf-
fic lights.
Some Islanders say they can tell season has arrived
by the lines at their favorite dining establishments.
Many businesses judge it on volume and bottom line.
Real estate agents and motel owners certainly no-
tice when season is picking up by the inquiries for ac-
commodations.
At The Islander Bystander, we first notice the in-
crease in volume of club and service organization an-
nouncements. Activity picks up in direct proportion to
other seasonal signals.
And the community events definitely pick up in
volume.
Just this weekend, the Island will be host to
Springfest, the arts and crafts festival and the third and
last of the season of the Privateer's Thieves' Markets.
Follow that up with next Saturday's Tour of
Homes, a benefit for the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. The tour has blossomed in the last two
years to the delight of Island visitors and residents
seeking a peek at new and renovated homes and their
unique decor.
Tickets for the tour, cosponsored by First Na-
tional Bank of Manatee and The Islander Bystander,
are available at the newspaper office and at the bank.
The home tour is $10 in advance and $12 the day of
the tour.


Let's play ball with plates of steamin' spaghetti
Rain may have drowned out Saturday's parade and jamboree games, but it couldn't stop the hundreds who
came to open up the season at the Anna Maria Island Little League's Friday night spaghetti dinner hosted by
Ciao! restaurant of Longboat Key. Mark Krauss, 5, a tee-baller for Anna Maria Pest Control, showed Daddy
Gary, new Haley's Motel coach, how a fella gets big and strong. Islander Photos: Cynthia Finn.


Tickets for the Roberts Bros. Circus, coming to
Holmes Beach on March 25, are available at the news-
paper office too. The tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for
children ages 2 to 14 in advance. Day of show the price
increases $1. Another Center benefit.
Ditto for the annual auction, which also benefits
the Center, coming up in April. A first for this year, the
raffle tickets are out early with the promise of a grand


prize satellite dish and 22-inch color television. Also
new this year table reservations. Reserve early for
tables of eight for your business or a party of friends.
The auction will be held at St. Bernard Church and
promises to be "the event" of the season.
The theme, "An Affair to Remember," will be con-
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Coach Lou Fiorentino explained some of the fine
points of catching stances with an example from his
baseball card collection to 11-year-old Joey
Mousseau at the Spaghetti Dinner to celebrate the
opening of the Little League season on the Island.
Joey plays for the major league team sponsored by
D. Coy Ducks. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood

STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 26
tinted to future auctions and should give Islanders an
occasion to dress up.
There's no mention of black tie but you can count
on the more laid-back Islanders to break out their
sparkle flip flops and fancy Hawaiian shirts.

She's back!
Schascle, also known at times as Twinkle, will
perform two dates March 8 & 9 at the Dry Dock Inn in
Holmes Beach.


Hasta luego, Anna Maria
Harriet Beilhart, pictured and her friend Margaret
Thompson, both from Bradenton Beach, shared The
Islander Bystander with their friends south of the
border in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last spring, en
route to the Panama Canal. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy of una otra turista.


Pausing at the Parthenon
Islander Bystander columnist Bob Ardren lugged a
copy of the newspaper around with him while he
toured Greece last month. Here he's checking out
the scene in the paper and at the Parthenon. Come
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Grand essayists
One fourth of the winners in the Osceola Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution American
History essay contest can thank Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School for teaching them how to write notable
essays. From left to right, Everett Southwick, a student
in Toni Lashway's fifth-grade class, placed third with
Holly Lillis, a fifth-grade student in Joyce Ellis's class,
placing first in the fifth-grade category. Lucina
Courtney and Bea Pohl-Willmott placed second and
third respectively in the seventh-grade category. Both
girls are former students of Anna Maria Elementary
and now attend King Middle SchooL


Science Fair winners


Anna Maria Elementary School recently held its
annual Science Fair competition among its fourth- and
fifth-grade students.
Taking top honors were:

Fourth Grade
Physical Category
Kimberli Nance, first place; Jessica Hickerson,
second place; and Hunter Green and Ben Bryant, third
place. Honorable Mention: Josh Fleming, Chris
Nelson, Ben Rigney, Dustin Cole, Brian Faasee and
Victoria Foy.

Biological Category
Stephanie Chewning, first place; Jessica Headrick,
second place; and John Cicero, third place. Honorable


Mention: Aaron Lowman, Nichole Murray, Billy
Goldschmitt, Shawn LaPensee, Evan Pattison, Bobby
Gibbons and Scot Vensel.

Fifth Grade
Physical Category
Shauna Kirn, first place; Morgan Woodland, sec-
ond place; and Sara Kafka, Sean Guth and Josh
Armstrong, third place. Honorable Mention: Ben
Miller, Lorraine Stanick, Ditra Paloski, David Lanzillo,
Katie Howard, and Joey Mousseau.

Biological
Michelle Modisett, first place, and Ryan Mijares,
second place. Honorable Mention: Mike Pocino and
Stephan Yencho.


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The kindergarten, first- and third-grade students at
our Island school paraded throughout the class-
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Year. The children made two dragons, carried
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 21, aggravated stalking, violation of domes-
tic violence injunction, 9900 block of Gulf Drive. The
suspect violated a domestic violence injunction. A
capias was issued.
Feb. 22, felony littering, 100 N. Bay Blvd., Lake
La Vista inlet. The complainant reported a person un-
known threw 34 30-pound rocks and a federal tide
chart device into the inlet.
Feb. 23, criminal mischief, 700 block of North
Shore Drive. The complainant reported a person un-
known threw a beer bottle through the window of her
vehicle.
Feb. 24, theft, 100 block of Crescent. The com-
plainant reported a person unknown removed a cement
lawn ornament weighing 70 to 100 pounds from his
yard.
Feb. 25, battery, 600 block of Rose. The com-
plainant reported he told the subject not to come into
his apartment, and the subject knocked him down when
he went outside.

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Feb. 27, domestic battery, battery, 2400 block of
Avenue C. The subject got into an argument with two
victims. The argument became physical. The subject
left the residence but was located by a Holmes Beach
Police officer and placed in custody.
Feb. 28, theft, 300 block of Gulf Drive South. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed a
cellular phone antenna valued at $50 from his vehicle.
Feb. 28, burglary, 701 Gulf Drive North, Green
Turtle Gift Shop. The complainant reported a person
unknown entered the business and removed cash from
a store room. The padlock and hasp on the store room
door were broken. Damages were $50.
Feb. 28, theft, 2502 Gulf Drive North,
Econolodge. The complainant reported a person un-
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Feb. 29, grand theft, 100 block of Bridge Street,
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known removed an outboard motor valued at $600
from his boat.

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Feb. 23, damage, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown stuck a knife
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Feb. 23, animal bite, 500 block of Key Royale
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Feb. 23, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. An
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Feb. 24, noise, 5702 Marina Drive, Turtle's. The
complainant reported the music was too loud. The
owner was advised to turn it down.
Feb. 24, noise, 2900 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported loud music from a business could
be heard inside her residence. The officer noted that
noise was excessively loud from a nearby bar and
asked the bartender to turn it down.
Feb. 24, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported a person unknown entered the vehicle and re-
moved a beach bag containing a purse valued at $20,
$500 in traveler's checks, $170 in cash, a credit card,
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the shorts under the pants she wore into the store.
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day and wore them into the store. She said she might
be able to find the receipt, then offered to pay for the
shorts. The complainant said the store policy is to press
charges. The officer issued a summons to the subject.
Feb. 25, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported the music was too loud. The bar-
tender was advised to have it turned down.
Feb. 25, 3014 Avenue C, Service Electric. The
complainant reported water coming from inside the
business. The officer and keyholder found the water
was coming from a broken toilet tank on the second
floor. The building's owner was contacted.
Feb. 25, domestic violence, 2900 block of Av-
enue E. The victim reported the subject battered her,
threatened to kill her and would not let her back into the
residence. The subject was placed in custody.
Feb. 27, suspicious person, 5400 Marina Drive,
D. Coy Ducks. The complainant reported a suspicious
person in the alley behind the business. The officer
located a white male subject matching the description.
He said he was using the pay phone at the laundromat.
He was advised not to hang around behind the business.
Feb. 24, lost property a wallet, 5300 block of
Gulf Drive.
Feb. 26, lost property a cellular phone valued
at $100, 3400 block of Gulf Drive.
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Feb. 27, found property a wallet, 4200 block
of Gulf Drive.
Feb. 28, theft, 100 block of 52nd Street. The vic-
tim reported a person unknown removed $350 in jew-
elry from the residence.
Feb. 28, noise, 5325 Gulf Drive, Crabby Bill's.
The complainant reported loud music coming from the
business. The officer noted there was a car show being
hosted by a radio station in the parking lot and asked
that the volume be lowered.
Feb. 28, battery, 5325 Marina Drive, Crabby
Bill's. The complainant reported the subject held him,
pushed him and was verbally abusive to employees.
The officer issued a trespass warning to the subject.
Feb. 29, suspicious, 4300 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer responding to a burglary in progress found
a white female juvenile who lived at the address had
sneaked out during the night and was sneaking back in.
The officer had the juvenile awaken her father and
explain the incident.
Feb. 29, theft of a bicycle, 6800 block of Palm
Drive.
Feb. 29, found property a purse, 600 block of
Key Royale Drive.
March 1, traffic, Manatee Avenue and Gulf
Drive. The officer was operating radar and observed a
vehicle traveling west in the 700 block of Manatee
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Turtles woes and red mullet blues, too


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
So now the turtles don't need Chuck Shumard and
his volunteers anymore. At least that's what the State
of Florida seems to think, having effectively fired him
last week.
Boy, you beat them on one issue one week (the
megabridge), and they come back to slap you down on
something else. Well, I've got some good news for
Shumard, his volunteers and turtle lovers everywhere.
A recent issue of "The Marine Scene," publication
of the Florida Sea Grant Program, says conservation
measures are working and sea turtle numbers are in-
creasing again.
"The use of turtle excluder devices (TEDs) and
turtle nest protection programs, such as the one in
Rancho Nuevo in Mexico, have had a tremendous im-
pact on increasing turtle population numbers," writes
John Stevely, Sea Grant Extension Agent.
Rancho Nuevo is the principal nesting area for
Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, critters that spend much of
their lives along the west coast of Florida and are con-
sidered among the most endangered of turtles. Al-
though the latest numbers are from 1994, they show
107,000 hatchlings from 1,568 nests, a 17-year high for
Kemp's Ridley.
You may remember I wrote about the Mexican
program a few months back, explaining how the gov-
ernment there hires former turtle poachers to guard the
nests. It may sound strange, but it works.
Here in Florida the numbers "are encouraging" too,
according to the National Fisheries Institute. In 1994
more than 70,000 loggerhead nests were counted, the
most since 1978.
And as we all know, Shumard and his volunteers
released more than 12,700 loggerhead hatchlings into
the Gulf this past year alone. That's more than any
other team on our coast.
It's going to be interesting to watch future numbers
as dedicated people such as Shumard are written out of
the hatching programs. My guess: we'll be seeing them
back one day.


From TEDs to BRDs
There's no question TEDs have done a good job of
saving turtles swept into the nets of shrimp boats off
our coast. The federal government now is considering
requiring something called bycatch-reduction-devices
(BRDs) to do the same thing for young fish.
BRDs could become required on shrimpers if the
Magnuson Fisheries Conservation and Management
Act is reauthorized by the U.S. Senate this spring. The
act is something we should all be watching for and
encouraging our senators to support, especially given
the condition of world fisheries and those along our
own coasts.
The Tampa Tribune's Frank Sargeant made a good
argument recently that the use of BRDs would bring
back the red snapper fisheries, and I believe he's right
about that. Taken out by excessive hook-and-line fish-
ing years ago, the red snapper never came back, accord-
ing to Sargeant, because of the heavy shrimp trawling
along our coast.
Most red snapper are killed before spawning age
and so the population can't begin to expand back to its
former size.
Having worked on shrimp boats, I'm well aware of
the bycatch problem and the many sea creatures killed
in shrimp trawls. For that reason alone I no longer eat
shrimp as a rule, exceptions being those fresh, tasty live
ones we use for fishing bait. Ultimate sushi as far as
I'm concerned.
Sea Grant Extension Agent Stevely locally agrees
BRDs would be a real help in saving much of the
shrimper's bycatch, and endorses the Magnuson Act.
If you'd like to help getting the Magnuson bill re-
authorized, start by putting in a phone call to our sena-
tors. Bob Graham's office can be reached at (813) 228-
2476 and Connie Mack at (813) 225-7683.

Red mullet, too
During a recent vacation in Greece I prowled the
local fish markets extensively. It was interesting, to say
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their local waters.
One of the most interesting creatures found in
Greek fish markets are red mullet. They're almost iden-
tical to our black or striped mullet in appearance, but
boy, are they ever expensive about the same price
per pound as shrimp.
Although I didn't have a chance to eat a red mul-
let, I did watch a batch being dressed one morning, and
they certainly look like our local mullet.
Fact is, virtually all fin fish are expensive in
Greece. They've been fishing those waters for maybe
4,000 years though thankfully with low-technology
gear so fish aren't very abundant there anymore.
The biggest fisheries left are for squid and octopus,
both eaten by the ton if what I saw is common. Both
squid and octopus were on every restaurant menu, and
fin fish were usually treated as "specials."
Most seafood was either sauteed or grilled. I came
to really like the squid especially, and now I guess it's
time to try the local product for comparison.
See you next week.


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On Thursday, March 7, the Pirates will play
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Stormy seas keep most fishing close to port


Rough seas have kept most of the angling action
inshore, where the best reports continue with sheeps-
head and redfish. Grouper action has moved closer to
shore, too, with reports of some good catches of 10-
pounders only six miles from the Island.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said the best bet
for pier fishers there was sheepshead.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers at
the pier are still catching a lot of sheepies and some
snook and ballyhoo.
Jim at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said
fishers are catching some good-sized sheepshead dur-
ing the day and some linesiders at night.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 150 head of Key West grunts, sand
perch, porgies and black sea bass. The six-hour trips
averaged about 170 head of vermilion snapper, black
sea bass, gray snapper, porgies and a couple of grou-
per. The nine-hour trips averaged 25 head of red and


black grouper and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Roger Liska of
Minnesota and Wayne Whitney of Washington lim-
ited-out on snook up to 30 inches last week, with one
15-pounder lost a boat-side. Other action includes reds,
trout and flounder. Capt. Zack said sheepshead are
starting to spawn and white bait are starting to show up.
Kim at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said
Craig Drinkwine, Todd Litwin and Kevin Litwin
caught their limit of redfish in Sarasota Bay last week.
Tim Jenkins of Bradenton caught a 36 1/2-inch-long
snook near the Cortez Bridge.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fisher Tom Kriuinchuk is catching snook and a few
redfish in Palma Sola Bay near the mangrove islands.
The weather has kept most boat anglers close to shore,
Carl added.
Capt. Rick Gross said he caught a few sheepshead
and reds around the docks this week, but he's expect-


ing snook to start to show up in the bays any day.
Capt. Mark Bradow said trout, sheepshead and
redfish were his best bets, and added that he can't wait
for white bait to start to show up.
On Magic with Capt. Mike Heistand it's been a
mixed bag of fish for the week: sheepshead, pompano,
whiting, black drum, flounder, trout and a few redfish.
The weather kept Capt. Mike in the backwater most of
the week.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports fair catches of sheeps-
head, redfish and a few trout, with the trout running up
to 24 inches long.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle reports grouper are
either in real close to shore or way out in about 170
feet of water. He's hearing of 10-pound grouper being
caught about six miles offshore. In the bays, sheeps-
head are the best bets but watch for fishing to change
dramatically during the next two to three weeks.
Good luck and good fishing.


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Feb. 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Magnificent Frigates of Cortez Key


By Wheeler B. Davis
If you cross Cortez bridge, towards the main-
land, you may have noticed the mangrove island
south of the Coast Guard station and the fishing
fleet, Cortez Key. Because it is designated a pro-
tected Audubon Bird Sanctuary, humans are prohib-
ited from landing on the island and the shallow wa-
ters allow only flat-bottomed skiffs or pontoon boats
to approach at high tide. This is good for the birds,
providing a quiet place to nest.
I've been transporting people and materials form
Cortez to Jewfish Key for the last few years. It's been
an unique opportunity to see spectacular sunrises and
the myriad of wildlife that depends on these fragile
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along. The same mangrove tree will support a family
of pelicans, a branch above will host an egret or a comi-
cal cormorant drying its wings in the sun, while rau-
cous gulls wing through the throngs of frigates domi-
nating the treetops. Maybe they're born tolerant or is
it that they know the few places left for them and have
put aside territorial disputes?
Although humans may not set foot on the key,
the wind and tide are indiscriminate about the distri-
bution of trash. While participating in the annual
coastal clean-up and planting on Leffis Key, I was
able to find out who was in charge of the key. I con-
tacted Paul Rich of the Audubon Society in Tampa.
He explained that volunteers used to clean up, but
trodding on the island de-stabilized the fragile ecol-
ogy. He also told me of a local Audubon volunteer
Mary Norman, owner of the Sterling Anvil. I showed
Mary some of my photos and hope to participate in
counting the nesting birds sometime in the future.
The most evident danger to any shore bird is fish-
ing line. It's made me sick to see a pelican hanging on
fishing line in a bird sanctuary. I'm always pulling
hooks, lines and lures from the branches along
Longboat, Jewfish Key and Cortez, picking cans and
cups out of the water with a net.
A lot of boat trash is unintentional or accidental.
No excuse for cans though. They should equip the
marine patrol with trash nets and give them something
constructive to do between life-preserver harassment
maneuvers. Maybe they can recycle enough cans to
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Wit and wisdom by native .
Floridian Gib BergquistL /


'It ain't the water cooler...'
As soon as the frost is on the pumpkin in Ander-
son, Ind., Bill Ogden heads for Anna Maria Island to i
spend the cold months in the sunshine.
This beloved Hoosier has that special gift that en-
dears him to the youth of our Island. He volunteers
many happy hours at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center teaching the finer points of baseball and and hit two homers while coasting to a 13 to 1 victory
good sportsmanship. Our annual Little League Sports- for the Anderson Indians.
manship Award bears his name. Carl Erskine later signed with the Brooklyn Dodg-
One of Bill's claims to fame is that he played on ers and played 10 years in that borough and two more
the Anderson High School baseball team with none in Los Angeles after the Dodgers relocated westward.
other than Carl Erskine, the great Dodger pitcher of His lifetime pitching record was 122 wins and 78
yesteryear, and has a yellowed press clipping to aug- losses. His best year was in 1953 when he led the Na-
ment his story. tional League with a 20-6 record.
It seems that in the spring of 1945, Bill's baseball In the Yankees-Dodgers World Series of 1953,
team was undefeated as was another team in the same Carl set a new record of 14 strikeouts in one game. This
conference, forcing a playoff for the championship. record stood for 10 years.
To complicate matters, the Pittsburgh Pirates were In this game, he fanned Mickey Mantle four times
playing an exhibition game in nearby Muncie and wanted in a row. As Mickey tells the story, after the first
the heavily scouted Carl to sign a contract and don a Pi- strikeout he stormed into the dugout and kicked the
rate uniform for the game, thus voiding his amateur sta- water cooler. The great Yankee manager Casey
tus and eligibility to play in the up-coming playoff game. Stengel, sagely remarked, "Son, it ain't the water
On the Sunday morning of the exhibition game, the cooler that's striking you out."
state high school athletic commissioner interceded and Today, Mr. Erskine is a very successful bank presi-
Carl heeded the advice of his principal, his coaches, dent back in his hometown.
and his parents. Team loyalty prevailed over fame and By the way, in the earlier-mentioned high school
fortune and young Erskine did not show up in Muncie. playoff game, our own Bill Odgen hit a home run.
In the championship game, Carl pitched superbly Atta boy, Bill!


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Wheeler Bailey Davis was a longtime resi-
dent of Anna Maria Island and for the last
ten years had lived on Jewfish Key. He was
a licensed boat Captain, a certified diver, a
member of the Merchant Marine as well as
an accomplished writer and photographer.
He was a Jack-of-All-Trades and a Mas-
ter of many. His varied jobs included build-
ing and repairing docks and boats on land
and underwater. He was a commercial fish-
erman and spent many months fishing off
the Odyssey and Pisces out of Cortez as well
as being Capt. Jack's First mate on the last
deep sea fishing runs of the Stardust out of
Anna Maria. He ferried sailboats down to
the Bahamas and recently sailed the
Matilda, a 35 foot yacht belonging to Laura
Gray and Larry Hinds, to New Orleans
where he and Larry had a good ole' time
touring the town.
There were few things that 'Wheels'
couldn't do and none that he didn't attempt
no matter how risky, complicated difficult
or dirty the job was. He was the first to
lend a helping hand and never said no to a
friend whether the job was carpentry, me-
chanical, electrical, plumbing, heavy con-
struction, or just watching the dog. He'd
even panned for gold in the Carolina's when
his buddy asked him for a hand vith that.
In 1985 he moved his live-aboard 1935
Chris-Craft to Jewfish Key where he lived
like a wilderness pioneer while building first
the docks and, beginning with Joanie
Bergstrom's home, three of the four houses
on the key, riding the building materials and
the pilings like a charioteer when they were
towed to the island. After his Chris-Craft
met her watery death when crabs had
gnawed holes into her hull for hanging out
in their territory too long, he and his good
friend Bill Piper built Wheeler's first home
on land, under one of the octagonal wings
of Bill's island retreat.
It was here that Wheeler began to seri-
ously write. He had always been a voracious
reader and was rarely seen without a book
in his hand. Living on the Islands height-
ened his awareness of nature and living on
the key had made him intimate with the
indigenous flora and fauna of the Florida
coastlands. He became an amateur natural-
ist and was soon combining his writing with
his photography. For years he was never seen


FAREWELL
'HE PRINCE OF JEWFISH
[EELER BAILEY DAVIS
ist 4th, 1952 February 6th,



without a camera or a note pad, furiously jotting
down ideas or taking notes for illustrated articles
and in the last five years he'd published articles in
both the Islander and the Sarasota Herald Tri-
bune.
WHEELER BAILEY DAVIS III
Valentines Day 1996
Jewfish Key, Florida
No fond farewell
No sweet parting kiss
No huggoodbye.
Tou were gone with a shot.

Our mouths filled with whys
Our throats clutched holes of despair
And we collapsed, like a house of canrds
Into each others arms.
And in the wake ofyour swift departure
A hundred broken hearts
Heaved in a sea of tears.

Today,
On your Island Paradise
Our feet walk where yours once did,
And the wind that once caressed you
and ran its fingers through your hair
lifts our words and carries them to the sea-sky horizon
where your eyes so often rested.
Our bodies touch, turn and embrace
hands hold hands
while stories and songs dance
in the sun that was once yours.

Every heart you touched
Willforever carry a place of honor
where you once stood.
The bleeding wound will heal
and the deep scar will be shown to friend and family
with the words,

heelerr lives here now"
In 1990 he began attending the annual
Florida Folk Festival in White Springs which was
organized by the Friends of Florida Folk. By
1992 he was a regular volunteer and this year,
when the state government closed down the
Bureau for Florida Folklife, he delivered an im-
passioned speech to the state assembly on be-


KEY
III
1996



half of the FOFF as well as outlining a screen-
play about Steven Foster and the History of
the Florida Folklife which he submitted to
Ken Burns, the filmmaker, PBS and the
Smithsonian in hopes of giving more cover-
age to the traditional arts of Florida and
thereby saving them from government
spending cuts. Additionally, in honor of the
untimely death of Gamble Rogers, a well
known folksinger and member of FOFF, he
wrote and copyrighted a song titled 'Cur-
tains of Rain' which will be sung by his friend,
Marie Nofsinger at the next FOFF festival
in May.
He had successfully fought and won his
battle against severe alcoholism and had been
sober for 13 years, allowing his loving and
exuberant personality to blossom. He had a
voice that rang out above others and his sense
of humor was mischievous. He always had a
twinkle in his eye and a laugh up his sleeve.
He was extremely bright and played a wicked
game of chess. When playing Scrabble he
always came up with the most obscure words
for the most points and was quick-to-the
draw in cribbage and backgammon. We
played many games of Trivial Pursuit which
was like playing with Mr. Encyclopedia, but
he was so much fun to be with, even losing
was a pleasure.
I always remember him being funny and
fun-loving, very protective of his friends and
quick to take up a cause against injustice.
He was wonderfully charming and at the
same time emotionally vulnerable which en-
deared him to the hearts of many a beautiful
woman. He had hundreds of friends and ac-
quaintances all of whom have stories to tell
about hanging around with "The Wheels".
He'd been battling depression for the last
few years but refused to burden his friends
with his problems. He had recently been pre-
scribed medication for his condition but just
did not want to be sick. We who know and
loved him felt that his decision to take his
own life was a conscious decision. On
Valentine's Day his ashes were interred in a
stone and bronze memorial on Jewfish Key
built by his best friend Larry Hinds. Friends
and family gathered on this sunny, windy day
to read poems, play music and share remem-
brances of this unique and irreplaceable man.
He will live on in the hearts of hundreds.
Bon Voyage Wheels!


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519 77th St. 606 Baronet Lane
$225,000 $189,900
*3 large bedrooms Best buy on Key Royale
S* Sailboat water 39' dock Beautiful, wide canal
Tropical fruit trees Room for pool & expansion
Hostess: Sandy Greiner Hostess: Karen Schroder


i 226 Oak Ave.
$449,000

2 fireplaces
W 3 car garage
Host: Don Schroder


2200 Avenue A
$139,900
* Intracoastal view
*Corner lot
* 2/2 home, duplex zoned
Hostess: Barb Turner


5 4255 Gulf Dr. #216 $119,900
2/2 Island Village
Garden view, near beach
Gorgeous kitchen,
remodeled interior
Host: Robert St. Jean


2914 Gulf Dr.
$119,900
2/2 bungalow, near beach
lNew roof
Lots of potential
Hostess: Jennifer Jones


518 Bayview Dr., LBK "Dial Debbie" ...778-7777
$199,900 Seasonal rentals
* Longboat canal home Annual rentals
*2BR/dramatic great room Property management
* Top of the line appliances Debbie Dial (toll free)
Hostess: Yvonne Higgins 1-800-664-8152


SREM/AK Gulfstream
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5600 MARINA DR., HOLMES BEACH, FL


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ANNA MARIA DUPLEX Well maintained
duplex on north end of Anna Maria Island.
Walking distance to Gulf beaches. Large
owner side with Mexican tile and other
upgrades. Was offered at $1-78,00. Now
$172,500. Call Dave Moynihan.


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SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2B water-
front unit with private boat dock, up-
dated kitchen, carport and more.
$125,000.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE townhouse
with 2 car garage, large storage area
or craft room, 3BR/2B. Homeowners
Warranty. $156,500.


CANALFRONT HOME Great room
with open kitchen recently remodeled.
4BR/2B, Florida room with sunny
southern views. $229,000.


CANALFRONT home renovated in '93,
private backyard with views of natural
mangrove preserve. 2BRt2B, large open
kitchen with breakfast bar. $269,000.


ISLAND DUPLEX in tropical setting
in large comer lot. 2/2 and 1/1 with
ceramic tile and carport. Reduced to
$169,500.


RUNAWAY BAY Condominium
across street from great walking
beach. Perfect for the investor look-
ing for rental property $79,500.


BAYFRONT HOME with fabulous
views where the gulf and bay meet.
2BR/2B with den and great room.
$375,000.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
Ground level end unit with carport.
2BR/2B, enclosed lanai best buy in
fabulous community $124,000.


KEY ROYALE ON THE BAYOU fabu-
lous southern water views, seawall,
boat dock, large lot, 2 car garage.
$349,500.


CANALFRONT island home, 3BR/2B
with screened porch and boat dock.
Endless possibilities $149,000.


CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME with WATERS EDGE Condominium. Gulf
panoramic water views, wrap around front complex, turnkey furnished unit,
deck, large custom kitchen and more. great rental potential, lots of parking.
$349,000. $184,900.


ATTACHED island villa. Newly built,
close to beach. 3BR/2B each side, tile
floors, lots of storage and parking.
$149,900 each side.


BAY PALMS BEAUTY lovely up- DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO- SPACIOUS Canalfomt home with
dated home with circular drive, large MINIUMS in Shell Cove several to boat dock. Cathedral ceilings with
patio with trellis roof and many fruit choose from, all with unobstructed exposed beams in family room, huge
trees. $169,900. views of the gulf and miles of wide master bedroom. $179,900.
walking beach. From $104,900.


LANALHUN I HUMI Spacious 4 or
5BR/3B with indoor pool and expan-
sive lanai overlooking private man-
grove preserve. 70' dock. $334,000.


DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO-
MINIUM in Gulf Sands open porch
overlooking beach and open walkway
overlooking pool area. Great rental
history. $199,000.


PERICO SPECIAL 2BR/2B condo
with carport and lanai has fabulous
waterviews. Complex includes pool,
clubhouse and more. $89,900.


PERICO BAY CLUB St. Barts model
with garage, 2BR/2B, many upgrades
and decorator furnishings. Tile floors,
cathedral ceilings. $149,900.


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BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 2BR/2BA canalfront
home with lovely tropical landscaping. Open views
through to family room and out to the water. Nice
circle drive and 2 car garage make this a special
place. Priced at only $219,900. Please call Judy
Duncan at 778-1589.


PEEKS OF TAMPA BAY from this Island home with
a slight touch of country charm. Wood floors in main
living area, new paint inside and out, short walk to
beach and park. A.C. and roof about 3 years old.
$165,500. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 after hours.


CUSTOM BUILT TRI-LEVEL ON WIDE CANAL
This almost new Key West style home has 3 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, view of the Bay from 2 bedrooms,
1st level "bonus room" perfect for office or play room
with sliders opening to covered patio and oversized
hot tub. Living room has built-in book shelves, all
white gourmet kitchen is large and open. Reduced
to $269,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 or Carol
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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
778-9171/Office 753-1620

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Island real estate sales
1003 Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, 4 Coquina
Beach Resort, a 661 sfla ibed/lbath condo built in
1981, was sold 1/31/96, Guarino to Zito, for $65,000;
list unknown.
117 7th St. N, Bradenton Beach, 22 Bay View
Terrace, a 729 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1973, was
sold 1/31/96, Carter & Weber to Mundy, for $60,000;
list $64,000.
2716 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Gulf Cabins, a
gulf front 1100 sfla 2bed/2bath elevated condo built in
1981, was sold 1/30/96, Jennings to Moore, for
$169,000; list $174,900.
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NEW LISTING!!!
MAGNIFICENT CANALFRONT
This home has it all! Gourmet kitchen, two story high
fireplace, sun room, dumb waiter and 2,200 sq. ft.
garage area. Light, bright and airy! This custom built
home is a must see for the discriminating buyer.
Offered at $349,900. Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-
3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.


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LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
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GULF-FRONT CONDOMINIUM on
Anna Maria Island. Special 2BR/2B
unit. 2 pools, shuffleboard. For owner
occupancy or as investment property.
$249,900. Sandy Marchinetti, 758-
7438. #68303.
PICTURE BOOK HOME on Holmes Beach. Deep wa-
ter canal. Two fireplaces, fabulous kitchen, 2-car ga-
rage, 3 large porches. $389,000. Kathleen Slayter,
792-8826 or Janet Bellingar, 727-7870. #67290.
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT RESI-
DENCE with panoramic view. 3BR/3B, fireplace in great
room, 55' +/- wraparound deck. Professionally land-
scaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #68368.
MARVELOUS BAYFRONT VILLA. Dock your boat at
your back door. 2BR/2B, new A/C, security system.
$110,900. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #68797.
RARE TROPICAL WATERFRONT ESTATE. 3.4 +/-
acres, 3 or 4BR/4-1/2 B, 4,200 +/- sq. ft. Magnificent
master suite, 2 fireplaces, designer kitchen, French
doors and windows. Fabulous views and dock. Gated
compound. $595,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. #67632.
FANTASTIC HOME. Interior totally renovated. 3 blocks
to beach. 3BR/2-1/2B, new pool and spa in 1995.
$192,000. Marilyn Brown, 377-6215.
FURNISHED SEASONAL OR ANNUAL RENTALS
on Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach.
Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
HOLMES BEACH, 1 BR/1 B, newly renovated with great
decor. Walk to beach. $1,300 per mo. Available 03/01/
96. Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE. Spacious 1BR/1B. Direct
Gulffront. $800. per wk. Available 03/01/96 to 03/16/96.
Barbara Milian, 778-2275.


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601 Gulf Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, 211 Gulf
Watch, a 1069 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1984, was
sold 1/31/96, Harvey to Maylon, for $96,000; list un-
known.
614 Emerald Ln, Holmes Beach, a canal front
ground level 1685 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1968 on a 95x115 lot, was sold 1/30/96, Smith to
Carney, for $240,000; list unknown.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 203 Westbay
Point & Moorings, a 1250 sfla 2bed/2bath canal front
condo built in 1979, was sold 1/24/96, Wooding to
Jones, for $125,000; list $134,900.
600 Manatee Ave. W, Holmes Beach, 114
Westbay Cove, a downstairs lbed/lbath 900 sfla condo
built in 1974, was sold 1/22/96, Brodie to Lovell, for


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announced that the team of Mary Wickersham and
Cindy English were the firm's stop sales agents for
the month of February. Muffin Shearon, from the
firm's Holmes Beach office, was its top lister.

$72,000; list unknown.
6200 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 304 Westbay
Point & Moorings, an upstairs canalfront 2bed/2bath
1230 sfla condo built in 1979, was sold 1/22/96,
Tiplady to Graef, for $165,000; list unknown.
* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
ker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander Bystander.
1996


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JUST REDUCED
GULL DRIVE...
canalfront 2BR/
2BA enclosed
workroom, finished
storeroom and T-
dock. $214,900.

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


SAN JUAN ... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA, room
for addition/pool. #DY67936. $137,500.
LOT ... NW prime residential area in a community of
luxury homes. $41,900.
BAYVIEW 9 UNIT Bed & Breakfast. $392,000.
MARTINIQUE ... top floor 2BR/2BA w/Gulf & Bay views.
$189,900. Also 3BR/3BA $196,900.
ISLAND MOTELIAPARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTORe/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

SMICHAEL ADVOCATE
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Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
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Je Parle Francais
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After hours:
(941) 778-0608


OUTSTANDING INVESTMENT ...
Island duplex. Spacious 2BR/2BA each side. Only 1
block to sparkling Gulf and beach. Excellent buy for
pure investment or occupy one side and rent the
other. Only $169,000. #67657. Ask for Michael, eves.
778-0608.

RARELY AVAILABLE ... lot with 75' frontage on
north end of Anna Maria. Build the house of your


Karin Stephan


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

BAY VIEW
'2BR/1BA imperial house, a
friendly Gulf-to-Bay community.
Heated pool, clubhouse, private
fishing dock and Gulf access.
Turnkey furnished. #66847.
$79,900.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTORF/CRS
Premier Circle
-- 778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
dreams with a Gulf view. #59178. $170,000. Call
Roni McCuddin Price, eves. 778-5585.
"GREEN ACRES IS THE PLACE FOR ME" 3BR/
2BA in country setting. 10 acres, barn, completely
fenced with lots of privacy. "Say good-bye to city life"
for $199,900. Call Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758.
ISLAND PARADISE ... luxury condominiums on
the beach with outstanding panoramic views. Su-
perb rental opportunity. $289,000. Call Karin
Stephan, eves. 388-1267.


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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, lorida 34217 778-6066
[3 MLS iB 1-800-865-0800
Mark it on your Calendar!!
Island Real Estate's Tour of Homes
Sunday, March 10 1 to 4 pm
Here's what you'll get to see...
867 North Shore Drive ... Direct Bayfront home in Anna Maria
5806 Gulf Drive #205 ... Gulffront condominium
6305 Gulf Drive ... North Beach Village townhouse
6200 Flotilla Drive #311 ... West Bay Point & Moorings ground level end unit
*508 75th Street... Caalfront home in Holmes Beach
505 Sanderling Circle ... Perico Bay Club villa
504 83rd Street ... 3BR/2BA canalfront home
618 South Bay Blvd.... Bayfront home in Anna Maria
SALES *- RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT HOMEWATCH SERVICE
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HANDICAP COMMODE $50 or $100 installed. 778-4523

WOOD DRAWING TABLE like new, easy adjustable
legs and top. 18" x 30 ". Also excellent for watercolor
or pastel use. $35. Call 792-6890.
WURLITZER ORGAN with percussion and two key-
boards. Over 30 years old needs some work make
me an offer. 778-3212.
BUNK BED BRAND NEW. Queen size on bottom, twin
on top. White metal tubular frame. $150. Call 778-2234.
GOLF CLUBS full set with bag and pull cart. $50.
778-5796.
MOVING SALE 8', 4-piece entertainment center &
desk. Also occasional chairs, tables, bar stools, mi-
crowave, tool bench, spreader, shelves, boat trailer.
778-6398.
STACKABLE WASHER & DRYER, Frigidaire. Also
chopping block, hide-a-bed, recliner. Call 778-3758
or 778-9237.
OAK DINETTE table and 4 chairs, like new. $120.
Call 778-9410.
ROCKING CHAIRS, 2 small, avocado green, living
room chairs, super comfortable. Tan, letter size file
cabinet. $25. each. 778-8608.
LADIES BIKE for sale. $20. Call eve. 779-2327.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang &
Olufsen stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


GARAGE SALE Sat., Mar. 9, 8 -1. Old doll clothes,
bears, frames, lamps, mirrors, 7' traverse rod, exer-
cise equipment, household and much more. Low, low
prices. 207 So. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
CARPORT SALE Fri., Mar. 8, 8 1. Two families,
good clothes, household, jewelry, misc. 756 North
Shore Dr.
FAIR & FLEA MARKET Sat., Mar 9, 9 3. Baked
goods, crafts, clothing, jewelry, linens, tools, books,
collectibles, white elephants, furniture, antiques.
Come out and have lunch with us! Mt. Vernon Club
House, 4701 Independence, South off Cortez Rd.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Mar. 9, 9 2. Household,
clothing, lawn, snorkeling, books, refrigerator,
freezer, Lear fiberglass truck topper, 1988 Plymouth.
781 Jacaranda.
WOMEN'S GUILD ANNUAL White Elephant sale.
Sat., Mar. 9, 9 2. Roser Memorial Community
Church, Pine St., Anna Maria.
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.


LOST PHOTO ALBUM Christmas and cat photos.
Keep album, please return photos. 778-4838.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Elham Feanny Hall, 3/6/96. You
are the evidence of the richness & variety of beauty
that comes from the Islands ... you, Miss Jamaica,
Miss Amity, & 1st Jr. Miss Universe ... you made it
Elham, with charm and beauty and grace! Happy
Birthday Ellie.
OUR BELOVED CAT, Mischief, was poisoned and
died 2/25/96. Do you have any information on this
incident? I live on the corner of 77th St. & Gulf.
Please call 779-2068.
LOCK IN YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Holmes Beach resi-
dents are invited to join the Holmes Beach Civic As-
sociation, Inc., and receive a Shanghai Lock with
each new 1996 membership during the Springfest
Arts & Craft festival, Sat. and Sun., Mar. 9 & 10,
Holmes Beach City Hall field, at the Greyhound
booth. See you there!
THANK YOU ST. JUDE. May the Sacred Heart of
Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved
throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred heart
of Jesus, pray for us. (Say this prayer nine times each
day for nine days. Publication must be promised.)
Thank you St. Jude! RA.
MANATEE UNITARIAN Universalist Fellowship,
Sunday service & Sunday school: 10:30 am. Mar. 10
guest speaker, Rev. Danielle Greene, U.U. minister
and psychotherapist. "Experiencing the soul in every-
day life." Music, MUUF choir directed by Joe Spinella,
a soloist with the West Coast Symphony, Island Play-
ers and MUUF choral director. All are cordially wel-
comed. Refreshments follow. 322 15th Street West,
downtown Bradenton. For information and listings of
week time activities and programs, please call 749-
5036 or 749-0067.
BINGO EVERY THURSDAY at 7 pm. 3 cards $1.50.
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd and
Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
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.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.


CONVERTIBLE 1986 DL RENAULT runs good, no
rust, garage kept, low miles. Auto, stereo, etc. 778-6126
or 778-6127.


93 FORD MAGNUM V8 custom Tiara van. Fully
equipped, extra long, low mileage. Warranty still in
effect. Mint condition. $16,900. 792-3018.
1984 HONDA PRELUDE 5-speed, automatic
sunroof. 65,000 miles, top condition. Detailed every
three months. New Cooper tires. Drives like new.
$4,000 OBO. 778-7978.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
15' 4" FIBERGLASS BOAT including anchor, bimini,
livewell, extras. 35 hp Evinrude. Tilt trailer w/spare
tire. $1,400. See at 704 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.


TOP PAY! Now accepting applications for broilers,
saut6, prep, servers, cocktails. Apply in person. Buc-
caneer Inn, 595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key.
EXPERIENCED SEAMSTRESS/TAILOR for position
in established shop in Holmes Beach. Full or part
time. Call Bette days at 778-6710.
INFANT CARE/HOUSE CLEANING helper. 1 day a
week. Good pay. Nice home located on Anna Maria
Island. If interested please call 778-2561.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.


GOURMET DELI across from the beach. Newly
remodeled, owner financing. Other interest forces
sale. Excellent investment. 792-5303, 778-5657,
778-6126.


MOTIVATED STUDENT NURSE available to assist
Anna Maria Island residents with daily living activi-
ties. 6 years experience in community health care.
Professional references available upon request.
Call 778-5648.
THERAPIST NEEDED part time for exercising physi-
cally handicapped child. No experience necessary,
must be dependable. 778-4473, leave message.
CNA COMPANION will care for elderly in your home.
Errands, doctors, appointments, etc. Experienced
and references. Call 792-4589.


JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.


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SSALES 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!


JUST REDUCED
This 3BR elevated home is located on sailboat water within
walking distance to the beach in the City of Anna Maria. Split
bedroom plan with great room make this a must see. Priced
right at just $199,500. Call Ken Jackson eves, at 778-6986
or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301.

FranMaxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
Ill( J 9\ 701 OW CiOte *P oBaa 717 *Anmt Ma1. t. 3421
tUg FAX# 778-7035
S (941) T778-1450 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. March 1 April 15, 1997 at $2775.
Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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DON'T OVERLOOK THESE
PROPERTIES!
2BR/2BA spacious canal home with view of
complete canal. One owner property. $239,500.
3BR/2BA elevated home nestled in the pines
and close to beach! Asking $190,000.
Reduced $179,900.
3BR/1 BA charming older home built on two lots!
Add-on room and room for pool. $182,500.
Please call Marie Franklin
to see these great properties



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9605 M UR Drt PO Box 835 Ann Marwl, Florld 34216
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INCOME TAX SERVICE. Over 30 years experience.
Call Pat Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.


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LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
SINCOME TAX SERVICE Call Laurie Miller at 778-2844.
ISLAND AUTO/TRUCK repair. Complete mobile ser-
vice, foreign and domestic. A/C service, engine repairs.
All work guaranteed. ASE certified. Affordable rates,
free estimates. Call 778-6979 or beeper 749-2150.
LOWEST CLEANING RATES on Island. 10 years
experience. Great references. Ironing and alterations
a specialty. Pick up and delivery. 778-2085.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
ISLAND CLEANING for all your cleaning needs.
Rentals, condos and homes. Reasonable rates, ex-
cellent references. Island resident. Call Richard &
Dianne for estimate and appointment. We also run
errands & do shopping. 778-2195.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE de-
pendable cleaning services for homes, offices, con-
dos and rentals. Call Rick 778-2864.


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'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Experience professional cleaning. Residen-
tial & commercial. Homes, condos, rentals and busi-
nesses. Excellent references. Call for estimate or ap-
pointment. Beverly 778-1945.


NEED A PICK-UP to move a load? Appliances,
brush piles, construction debris, junk ... whatever
your hauling needs. Call Eddie 0. 792-1693.
EXPERT CLEANING, personalized service. Island
resident, excellent references. Leigh 778-1960.


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4
hours. Growder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach:
778-0999. Bradenton: 748-8551.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
odorizing. 794-1278.
PRO CLEAN professional carpet & furniture clean-
ing. See the difference with our powerful mobile
cleaning plant. Quick-dry system. Satisfaction guar-
antem 779-1422


HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread,
trash removal, tree trimming, free estimates.
Larry 794-6348.


INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 778-5617.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.
THE I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remod-
eling, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.
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.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott
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
or 778-3085.

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

Debbie Dial RBMIK Gulfstream
Leasing Manager 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.


TWO WATERFRONT
LUXURY TOWNHOUSES
201 & 203 NORTH
Sf HARBOR DR.
HOLMES BEACH
ETwo waterfront
luxury townhouses.
All concrete con-
struction (no stucco
over plywood) in-
cluding floors one of if not the safest building on the Is-
land, first living level to 16 1/2' above sea level.
EAST UNIT faces waterfront. Boat dock, luxurious
European design, kitchen with 2-door refrigerator (ice and
water from door), built in microwave, dishwasher, garbage
disposal, self-cleaning oven. All tile and carpet, 10' ceilings,
Hunter fans in all rooms, 2 3 bedrooms, 3 complete baths,
and 2-car garage. Large screened lanai off of living room
with fireplace and the same off master bedroom.
WEST UNIT (separated from east unit with 12"
concrete wall & insulation) has nice view of beach and
water rights to boat dock. Two bedrooms, 2.5 baths (same
luxury baths), kitchen appliances. 2-car garage, large beau-
tiful foyer, same safe concrete construction as east unit. This
building must be seen to be appreciated.
For sale by owner no real estate commission.
Price reduced for quick sale. Cannot be built for this price.
$379E000 Price reduced to $349,000 for both units.
Call 778-2973, Principles only, for appointment.


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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.


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
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. # CGC 058-092. Call
778-5354.


JULIE McCLURE

Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


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BOOK '97 NOW. Duplex, 1BR/1BA, close to shop-
ping and restaurants, 1 block to nice Gulf beach in
South Holmes Beach. $1,300 per mo. includes utili-
ties, cable and phone. 778-2832.
STILL AVAILABLE Mar. 9 29. Gulffront ground
floor, 1BR/1BA condo. Screened lanai, sundeck on
private beach w/ hot tub. $525 per wk. includes
phone and cable. 778-2832.
VACATION RENTAL NOW VACANT, available im-
mediately (Mar. 5 Mar. 24). old Florida cottage
across the street from nice private Gulf beach. 1 BR/
1 BA turnkey includes cable TV and telephone. $400
wk. Call 778-2832.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.
AVAILABLE MARCH/APRIL furnished apartment,
monthly rental. 1BR/1BA, private yard, 2 blocks to
the beach. Cable TV, microwave. $1,200 mo., $350
wk. Call now 749-1695.
CHARMING BEACH CLASSIC 2BR/1BA, Gulfview,
all new kitchen, w/d, hardwood floors and double ga-
rage. Perfect winter get away. $650 wk or $1,800
mo. Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244
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.
JUST LISTED. EXECUTIVE Bayfront, 2BR/2BA +
den, immaculate. Mar., Apr. and on 96. Available wk/
mo. 778-0340.


Wedebrock Real Estate -Company
SANDY POINT 2BR/2BA,
nearly new, fantastic
view of the Bayou. $104,900.
P.S. Watch for what's
happening at Wedebrock
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Realtor 778-0700 1-800-401-1054


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lan Hauling e*By the cut orby the month.
SService 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
7781345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
.t 784 45AND SATISFACTION

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







MULCH STONE SHELL SOD


e Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING BOAT DELIVERY

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



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


REMODELING
ADDITIONS
XA RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


LOCKSMITH P.JI.fvrzv.
Gary F. Deffenbaugh 6y
Licensed-Bended-Insured laie JDeffwbauh I
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
Auto-Home-Commercial .
LOCKS Residential-Commercial
REKEY INSTALL MASTER Interior & Exterior
New & Used Locks & Repairs Popcorn Ceiling Repair
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594ASIs 778-5594 778-3468


J. R1L

Painting
# Preswr Cleaning
Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
* Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


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SECLUDED SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
Pool, covered parking, Bayview. Available Apr. $900
mo. 6 9 mo. lease. Jan., Feb., Mar. '97, 3 mo.
$5,500. 723-6802.
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.

HIDEAWAY PERFECT BAYVIEW between bridges, 96
- 97 season. 1 & 2BR, completely furnished. Prefer 4 -
6 mo., no smoking, no pets, quiet. 1st floor, nice yard
with patio. Walk to everything, lovely area. 778-7107.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX furnished, 2BR/1BA. Large
porch and deep water dock. 794-5980.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, across street
from Gulf. Wtr/cable included, no pets. Must see. 1st,
last, and deposit. 778-7665.
SUNRISE ON THE BAY Gulf/Bay front, 2BR/2BA, large
enclosed porch, view Skyway. Wk/mo. 778-0340.

ANNUAL RENTAL newly painted studio apt. Steps to
beach. $425 mo. includes all utilities except phone.
Enclosed porch, wooden deck. Call (813) 935-2968.
GULFVIEW COTTAGES small dead end street along
Gulf. 3BR, Mar. 17/23, Apr. 10th on. $1,800 mo. $700
wk. 2BR winter 1997 $1,400 mo. 778-0990.
GULFFRONT BEST VIEW 3BR/2BA. Fireplace in top
floor master suite. Deck, patio, tropical garden. Avail-
able 7/11/96 on Winter '97. $3,300 mo., $1,200 wk.
778-0990.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH nice 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. Close to beach and shopping. 1st, last, secu-
rity. No pets. 778-0217.
2BR APARTMENT bath, kitchen, carport, living room.
$450 annual. 310 57th St., Holmes Beach. 778-5825.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT Anna Maria City. Block to
Gulf, well maintained. Desirable, quiet neighborhood.
1st, last, security. $575 mo. 778-3628
ANNA MARIA APARTMENTS for rent. 1 & 2 BR, on
water, beautiful view. Swimming, fishing pier, restau-
rants. Taking summer reservations. 201 S. Bay. $225
to $250 wk., $700 mo. Call 778-9188 or 778-9131.
2BR/2BA NICELY FURNISHED duplex in quiet area
of Holmes Beach. Close to beach and shopping.
Available now for seasonal or monthly. 778-0510.
SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly
accommodations. Fully furnished, walk to beach, post
office, restaurants. Magnolia apartments. 778-2627.
Visit our gift shop.
GULFFRONT HOME 2BR/3BA, furnished. 101 67th
St., Holmes Beach. Yearly or seasonal. 778-2206 or
794-8202.
ANNUAL 1 BR, 2 story furnished apartment steps from
beach. No pets or children. Washer, dryer, garage,
porch, patio. 116 White Ave., Holmes Beach. $650
mo. plus utilities. (813) 985-6765.
SIMPLY CHARMING North Anna Maria. Newly reno-
vated,, 3BR/2BA beach cottage. Nov. Apr., 1997.
Drive by 806 Jacaranda then call 748-6110.
3BR/1BA, CARPORT, FAMILY ROOM. Avail. month
of April. Close to Bay and Gulf, city of Anna Maria.
$1,600. No pets. 787-9812.
BAYFRONT 1BR APARTMENT Bradenton Beach.
$525 per month. 778-7980.
EFFICIENCY IN HOLMES BEACH. Annual rental.
$525 mo. 778-2833.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA great duplex, well main-
tained. Only one block to Gulf. $600 mo. Available
April 1st. Call 778-0608.
LOOKING TO RENT 2BR. Feb., Mar., Apr. 1997.
779-2261.
WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL in Perico Bay Club. 2/3BR
condo on Edgewater with bay view. From Jul./Aug.
1996. Call 383-5137.
TWO FURNISHED VACATION rentals ideal for single
or couple. Avail. now. Gulfview studio $350 wk. Key
Royale apt. $1,600 mo. 778-6126 or 778-6127.


INTERIOR / EXTERIOR PAINTING
C Free Estimates


y 25 Years Experience
30 Years Island Resident
Call Jim Bickal 778-1730


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Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me for the
BEST BUYS ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
W/"GULFSTREAM REALTY .
778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752

Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Benefit Dessert Card Party
Wednesday March 13,1996
< ^ 12 noon to 3 pm at ...
ANNA MARIA COMMUNITY CENTER
407 Magnolia Ave. Anna Maria
DONATION $3
Tickets Mabel Peltier 778-5432

For Your Island Home Paint Needs -.

ISLAND.
PAINT WORKS
Interior/Exterior
Commercial & Residential
Licensed / Insured
Excellent References
BILL ROMBERGER 778-7821



SERVING ALL OF MANATEE & SARASOTA COUNTIES
POOL & SCREEN ENCLOSURES
VINYL WINDOW ENCLOSURES
CARPORTS PORCHES
SOFFIT & FASCIA RESCREENING
FINANCING AVAILABLE FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED
R09. 0 BOB MARTIN GARY MARTIN

S751-1092 6105 31ST ST. E. BRADENTOri

E ISLAND REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND, INC.

RICHARD A. FREEMAN
Realtor
Island & Key Specialist


6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach Florida 34217
(941)778-6066
1(800)865-0800
After Hours (941)778-2284


COMMUNITY ELECTRIC
NEW DO-IT-YOURSELF
CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES
FREE EXPERT ADVICE
Call David Parrish Call
792-5207 798-3095

7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"


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CANALFRONT HOME $1,500 mo. plus utilities. Newly
furnished, 3BR, dining room, large lanai, screened in
porch. Spacious living, moments from beach and shop-
ping. Security required. Call 778-2968.
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share nice home
in Anna Maria with male smoker. Washer/dryer, utili-
ties included. $450 mo., child + $50. 778-6742.


WANTED PRINCIPLE desires small, Gulffront or
Gulfview, Bayfront or Bayview home. Call NY (516)
589-3943. Leave message.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $153,900. 778-7127.
ANNA MARIA BUILDING LOT with breathtaking view
of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Super spot for the
avid fisherman. $119,900. Phone (941) 778-5842
LOT, ANNA MARIA, 309 S. Bay. 65' x 100'. Spec-
tacular view of Tampa Bay and Skyway. Reduced to
$126,000. Phone (941) 778-4363.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Newly remodeled
inside and out. $129,500. 2103 Ave. B., Bradenton
Beach. 778-1353.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Newly renovated
condo ground floor, end unit with southern exposure.
$139,000. Owner 778-8482. No agents please.

DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME 517 56th St., Holmes
Beach. Large deep water dock, seawall, spectacular
bayview, 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub, decking,
tropical landscaping. Well cared for. Just listed by
owner. $275,000. 778-6747 or 366-7866.

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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.
WALK TO BEACH or relax by your pool. 2BR/2BA, 2 lanai,
covered parking, beautifully furnished condo. $110,000.
Yvonne Higgins Re/Max Gulfsteam 778-7777.
ANNUAL LOVELY 1BR/1BA apartment with tile
floors, oversized garage and washer/dryer. $575 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty, 309 Pine Ave. 778-7244.
36 SLIP OLDER MARINA near Skyway Bridge in-
cludes 3BR house, shop and office. Outdoor storage,
over 2 acres. $295,000. Town & Shore Realty. 778-
7980 or 779-2044.
DIRECT PALMA SOLA BAY, Mariner's Cove. 2BR +
loft, fp, 2 car garage, sail boat slip. Luxurious gated
condo. Pool, tennis. $210,000. 795-0678.
HOLMES BEACH HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/
2BA, canal slip, 100 x 90' lot, new roof, heat, ac.
$143,000. 239 85th St. (612) 439- 6275.
OWNER RETIRING on water. Apartment building.
Corner of S. Bay and Spring. Large private courtyard.
Heated pool and spa. 1 & 2BR rooms. Reduced from
$525,000 to $499,000. $286,000 down/terms if de-
sired. 778-9188 or 778-9131.
KEY ROYALE 3BR, new paint, new carpet, canal,
dock, lanai, double garage, circle driveway. 615 Em-
erald Lane. 778-0017 / 756-7772.
WESTBAY COVE CONDO Rare ground floor, corner
unit. Waterfront with great view. 2BR/2BA with up-
grades. May '96 occupancy. Old Florida Realty Com-
pany 778-3377 or eves Sharon Annis 778-3730.
WATERFRONT AND POOL 3BR/2BA home in Bay
Palms. Caged pool, well maintained. Reduced to sell.
Old Florida Realty Company 778-3377 or eves
Sharon Annis 778-3730.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA house with attached
rental apartment. 2 blocks from gulf beach. Secluded
backyard, front screen porch, new roof. $129,000.
(813) 867-6464.
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) 778-9107/778-6774.
BUILD YOUR DREAM home here. Lots for sale in Anna
Maria City. The price is reduced to $135,000 for this lot
near the north point where an elevated home will have
beautiful water views. $156,000 will buy a canalfront lot
with a dock in a quiet neighborhood on Hammock Road,
just a short walk to the beach. Horizon Realty 778-0426/
eves Peggy 778-6483 or Steve 778-5052.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA villa with garage.
Storm, security and insulator shutters. Glassed lanai,
sundeck, customized kitchen and office. Decorator
furnished. Furnished $136,000/Unfurnished
$125,000. By owner 795-8371.
OPEN HOUSE Coquina Beach Club Fri., Mar. 8.
Noon 3 pm. Direct gulffront, turnkey furnished and
covered parking. Call Dave Jones, Neal & Neal Re-
altors 778-2261/eves 778-4891.
OLDER COTTAGE STYLE duplex. Bradenton
Beach. Directly on the Intracoastal. 2BR up/1 BR
down plus garage. 50 ft. on seawall. Outstanding
view. Only $175,000. 778-7980.
HONES HARD WORKING Real Estate agent needs
buyers and sellers nowl John M. Poag 779-1104.
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GAINING MOMENTUM

BY BOB KLAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
I Crockett's
partner on
"Miami Vice"
6 Turquoise
10 1982 best seller
on sexuality,
with "The"
15 In-tents
experience?
19 To smithereens
20 Crescent
21 Freedom, in
Swahili
22 "Jewel Song,"
e.g.
23 Codicil
24 Monkeyshine
25 Table game for
brooders?
27 Symbol on
French V.I.P.'s
cars?
30 Ascribe
31 Hard-rock
connection
33 Elvis's "A Fool
Such -"
34 Umbrella part
35 Social worker
36 One of the
family
37 Dish in a cream
sauce to
remember?
43 He follows the
news
44 CH,
45 -Tin Tin
46 Mideastern
jambalaya


47 Snappish
48 Like some
textbook
publishers
49 Name in a
Salinger title
51 Dispatch
52 On one's --
54 Angel hair, e.g.
56 Early South
African P.M. Jan
C; 7 o-- si;-a


95 Fashion
designer who
loves an old
Ford?
98 Cartoon
Chihuahua
99 Complete
100 Horned Frogs of
coll. football
101 Coddled item
102 Jupiter or
Saturn


57 Coins in a ..
Spanish treasure 103 Long-distance
Iauto race


61 Affianced
64 Watered down
65 Japanese
emperor
beginning 1989
66 Scuttlebutt
67 Bit of dew
70 Very, to Verdi
71 Habitual liar
73 Harness part
74 Situated along a
river
76 "The Look of
Love" pianist,
1968
77 Sported
78 Fear
79 Emerson's
"jealous
mistress"
80 Battling
81 Secures
82 Stinky
86 Some game
89 Baseball's Little
Colonel
91 NBC prog. since
1975
92 Marbles, so to
speak
94 Ron Howard's
first TV role


105 Hit song by a
Beatles janitor?
110 Cat's mealtime
lament?
112 Malaria
symptom
113 Whatadhoti
covers
116 B, gradewise
117 Moliere miss
118 Literally,
"injured"
119 "The
Untouchables"
composer
Morricone
120 Ustinov in "Quo
Vadis?"
121 Hurried over?
122 Fleet fleet
123 Doerof good
deeds
DOWN
1 Seafarer
2 Name in the
news
3 Treachery
4 "If We Only
Have Love"
composer
5 Unevenly
colored


6 Buzzinspace
7 Piccadilly pound
8 Be the basis of
9 Wind-blown
10 Judy Garland's
real last name
11 Wave away
12 Small boxers
13 Mouth: Prefix
14 Utensil of note
15 Fearless
Fosdick's
creator
16 Fired up
17 Moneymaking
operation
18 Shoulder-length
do
26 Prime meridian
std.
28 Like a fifth
whee:
29 "Think" tank?
31 Crown
32 Satirist
Silverstein
35 Japanese airline
38 Cartoon about a
Veep?
39 Loss of 1588
40 High spot?
41 Good working
condition
42 Reformers'
targets
43 Stimulating jazz
singer?
50 Cassoulet and
others
51 Where a
groundhog
shops?
53 Goethe National
Museum site
55 Better ventilated
56 Stabilizer


58 Film on which
"Carnival" was
based
59 Sundance's
heartthrob
60 Gershwin song
of 1930
61 It's pushed in
Hyde Park
62 Viking character
63 Mideast's Gulf
of--
65 Make-- of
money


68 Irving Berlin's
"- Good Girl"
69 Magic 8 Ball, e.g.
72 Celsius, for one
.75 Paragraph,
perhaps
.77 Middle of a Latin
trio
81 Caters to
83 "Little tongues"
84 "Do-- Me"
(1992 #1 hit)
85 Couple


86 Unfamiliar
87 Shoe style
88 Saxe-Coburg
and Gotha, since
1917
90 Needle point?
91 Teas
93 They may have a
pair of diamonds
96 Washington,
McKinley et al.:
Abbr.
97 Overflow
controls


99 Treasure of the
Sierra Madre
1,04 Destroy
105 Sierra Club
founder John
106 Peak in myth
107 Spherical striker
108 Boot
109 Chaplin's widow
111 Miss
114 "House of
Incest" author
115 One who can't
pass the bar?


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Gulf, heated pool, carport,
area. Close to restaurants
Helen White 778-2261, e\


DIRECT GULF FRONT
Beautiful 2BR/2BA top fli
pool. Gorgeous ceramic
wide sandy beach & pristii
Chard Winheim 778-2261


LARGE $227,000 PERICO BAY 2 CAR GARAGE $147,500 BRADENTON BEACH HOUSE WITH DEEP WATER CANAL $589,000 Custom
corer unit, view of Professionally decorated, tile marble floors, DEEDED BOAT DOCK $142,000 2BR/2BA 4BR/3BA w/vaulted ceilings, lighted plant
prime Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA, glass enclosed lanai, water view, cul- immaculate residence on large well landscaped shelves. Spacious master suite w/jacuzzi tub.
s and shopping. Call de-sac, pools, tennis, putting greens. Call lot with many quality custom features. To see Over 2,400 sq. ft. garage area. Call Mary Ann
'es. 778-6956. Sandy Morgan 778-2261. this beauty today, please call Rose Schnoerr Schmidt 778-2261, eves 778-4931.




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3BR/2BA- End unit, one car garage, lake view .......$139,900
2BR/2BA Water view glass enclosed lanai ............$147.500
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