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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
By Pat Copeland
Manatee County Public Safety Director Mike
Latessa detailed a new plan for ambulance service
which he said will decrease costs and reduce response
The plan, unveiled at last week's meeting of the Anna
Maria Fire Commisison, is called peak demand staffing.
It didn't sit well with the some audience members and
commissioners who said it will have the opposite effect,
reducing service and increasing response time.
Fire Chief Andy Price said he was "shocked" by
the idea of leaving the Island without an ambulance at
non-peak times. County Commissioner Lari Ann Har-
ris said she was "alarmed" by the presentation.
What is peak demand staffing?
Latessa was introduced by County Commissioner
Stan Stephens, whose district includes the Island.
"We're here to give you an overview of some is-
sues the county has been discussing for some time,"
Stephens explained. "We've been talking with Mike,
and we've had several work sessions. It's not a matter
of if we're going to, it's a matter of when we'll go to
peak demand staffing."
Peak demand staffing means placing more ambu-
lances on the road during times when there are more calls
and fewer on the road during slack times, Latessa said.
The number of ambulances on the road will vary from 12
'The goal is to
from 17percent to
four minutes in 1988
on down. As the number is re-
duced, the remaining ambu-
lances will be moved to more
"It's based on supply and
demand, and we can modify it
accordingly" said Latessa.
Two factors driving the
decision are response time and
operational costs, Latessa
said. Response time for the
county's Emergency Medical
Service has increased from
to six minutes in 1995. The
county can also avoid adding two more ambulances at
an initial cost of $792,000 and a recurring cost of
"The goal is to decrease response time without add-
ing additional ambulances and personnel while increasing
employee productivity from 17 percent to 85 percent."
How the plan works
In general, the peak time is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
and the non-peak time is 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Most of the
calls are generated in the central area of the county
containing the bulk of the population.
"It's almost like a bell curve," Latessa noted. "Af-
ter midnight calls decrease until about 4 or 5 a.m. As
people start to get up and move around, through the
middle of the day at about 3 or 4 p.m., our calls peak."
The best recommendation for the number of units
to cover the call volume ranges from six ambulances
between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., then jumps to
eight, 10 and 12, he said. The number then decreases
Another aspect of the plan is to move all ambu-
lances out of the stations where they are currently lo-
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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
By Paul Roat
The right address, wrong city problem on the Is-
land is over.
Home delivery of business mail and magazines
to residents in Holmes Beach will now reflect
"Holmes Beach" rather than the previous
"Bradenton Beach" title.
"In the past, the official mailing address for
home delivery in Holmes Beach was Bradenton
Beach, ZIP code 34217," Bradenton Beach Postmas-
ter Bob Willis said. "The city name, Holmes Beach,
was used in addresses only for post office boxes at
the contract station in Holmes Beach, ZIP 34218."
But that's no longer the case.
"Now, ZIP code 34217 is valid for mail with ei-
ther Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach in the ad-
dress," Willis said.
"This change was made because of the interest
shown by residents wanting the identity of the city
where they live," he added.
Leading the charge for the change was Holmes
Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini, who was
pleased with the final outcome. She sent letters and
petitions to the postmaster general requesting
Holmes Beach receive its own identity when it
comes to mail.
"The people were hoping to get their own ZIP
code," Martini said, "but any distinction we receive
will be well received. I'm happy that Holmes Beach
is being recognized as a city."
The problem of Holmes Beach residents receiv-
ing mail with a Bradenton Beach address dates back
to the 1940s, when Bradenton Beach was the pri-
mary city on the Island and, therefore, the recipient
of a post office instead of a contract, franchise sta-
tion in Holmes Beach.
When home delivery began around 1970, Anna
Maria where there was also a U.S. Post Office -
opted not to deliver mail to residents, instead rely-
ing on post office boxes.
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach went with
home delivery of mail based from the Bradenton
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AND THE WINNER IS
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Jessica Sweetnich, from
Mrs. Lashway's split
grades 4-5 classroom at
Anna Maria Elementary
School, is the winner of
a coloring contest
sponsored by Roberts
Bros. Circus and The
Islander Bystander. Her
grand prize for this
colorful poster is an
invitation to serve as
for the first perfor-
mance circus on March
25. Both the 5:30 and
7:30p.m. shows will
benefit the Anna Maria
Center. The big top will
be raised Monday at
around 10 a.m. for
circus nostalgia fans.
Beach post office.
As mail delivery became more automated, com-
puterized mailing lists based on ZIP codes only rec-
ognized the "34217" address for home delivery as
coming from Bradenton Beach. Computers lumped
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach together into
one city Bradenton Beach.
The only auto-delivery code recognized by
magazine subscriptions, bills and other pre-pro-
cessed mail was Bradenton Beach, something that
grated on usually territorial Islanders.
Now, all that has changed.
"Winter residents in Holmes Beach should be
seeing this change on their forwarding labels,"
Willis said, "and all residents in Holmes Beach can
see it on their business mail and magazines."
Visitor map of
Anna Maria Island,
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
Announcements ......................................... 11
Players review ............................................ 13
Island Poet ................................................. 14
Stir-it-up .................................................... 20
School Daze............................................... 22
Streetlife .................................................... 24
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 26
Real estate................................................. 28
What was lost now found
in Holmes Beach
JIm PAGE 2 0 MARCH 21, 1996 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
service may be
changed on Island
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cated and place them at posts throughout the county.
This is to eliminate the time it takes for personnel to get
up, get dressed and get on the road, saving one minute
and 43 seconds, Latessa said. Posts will be manned
based on the time of day and the day of the week.
"They all lie on major east/west, north /south ac-
cess points, so that will facilitate response time,"
Latessa maintained. "As the units go in and out of ser-
vice, we move them to maximize response time for the
The Island's post will be in the Island Foods park-
ing lot when there are seven to 12 ambulances in ser-
vice. When there are six, the post will move to Fla-
mingo Cay on the Palma Sola Causeway or the inter-
section of 75th Street and Manatee Avenue, depending
on the time of day.
When there are five, the post will move to a point
between Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road and 75th
Street and US 41. If the number of ambulances is re-
duced to three, the closest one to the Island will be at
the intersection of Cortez Road and U.S. 41.
"To test the model we measured the distance be-
tween actual calls and where the unit was dispatched
against the closest occupied post in the model for that
time of the day and that day of the week," Latessa ex-
plained. "In terms of distance, we were 63 percent
closer for 62 percent of the calls. That's a significant
savings in response time."
"It's a complex issue and we need your input,"
Stephens said. "Before we finalize the location of units
we need to hear from you."
Reactions to the proposal
"I am alarmed at tonight's presentation," County
Commissioner Harris stressed. "I think it's premature
to be doing public presentations. The county commis-
sion has not had a work session on this. We talked
about this in a shade (a meeting that is not public)
meeting, and we had the same dog and pony show as
this evening. We don't make these decisions in a
vacuum. This is a major policy decision that's going to
affect our entire community."
Harris said the board made a commitment that it
would not institute the plan for a minimum of two years
and the involvement of all public safety providers is
essential. She also said there will be public work ses-
sions on the plan.
Following the meeting Chief Price said, "I am to-
tally shocked at what they're proposing. They tried to
baffle us with statistics. I had hoped they would keep
an ambulance on the Island during non-peak hours."
Under this plan, the closest unit at night will be at
Flamingo Cay, Price said. From there to the tip of the
Island is about eight miles and the quickest response
time would be 10 to 11 minutes. He also noted that if
12 ambulances are in service and three get calls, the
Island ambulance will be relocated onto the mainland.
According to Price they won't be putting more
ambulances on the road during peak times they'll be
keeping the same number of ambulances we have now
during peak times but cutting the number of ambu-
lances during non-peak times.
Price asked, "How can anyone asume this is pro-
viding better service? The people of the Island have
paid for those those ambulances and now they're tak-
ing them away and reducing our service."
"The audience was tough, but they were EMS
employees, ex-EMS employees and union people with
a particular interest in the issue," Latessa noted. "The
union doesn't like the posts because employees won't
be able to sleep at night. We're taking away their com-
forts their beds and televisions. And they're going
from being idle 80 percent of the time to being active
80 percent of the time."
Implementation of the plan is part of bargaining
with the union, and it could be done at any time within
a maximum of two years, Latessa said.
"We had two shade meetings on it and the board of
county commissioners was extremely clear in their di-
rection. The presentation was a reflection of that direc-
tion. Service is not a building. It's being able to get to
the call and do the job. We have to change the way we
operate and the way people think."
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Workers spent much of last week collecting contaminated soil from the Cortez Trailer Park. A diesel fuel leak
dumped an estimated 700 gallons of the contaminant into the ground and Anna Maria Sound. Islander Photo:
Cortez oil spill may stymie
trailer park sale
By Jim Hanson
A fuel leak in Cortez that some regarded at the time
as minor is promising to swell into a major crisis, com-
plete with lawyers.
At stake is the sale, and perhaps the ultimate value,
of the Cortez Trailer Park, said owner Harry (Butch)
Howey Jr. and the spokesman for the prospective
buyer, Dick Berry. The park, with 79 mobile homes
and some other buildings, is at the south side of the
mainland end of the Cortez bridge.
The park's homeowners association, which Berry
heads, last month offered $2,075,000 and the group and
Howey thought they had a deal.
Then last Tuesday, March 12, oil showed up on the
waterfront end of the property, evidently the result of
drilling by the firm the homeowners had hired to make
environmental tests required for a sale.
Howey and Berry said workers for Ardaman &
Associates Environmental Services of Sarasota were
hand-boring for soil samples, put down a plastic tube
and capped it the week before. The morning of March
12 the marina at the west end of the property found its
fuel pump had no pressure.
Chip Hoover, Ardaman engineer, said cautiously,
"'There was some product, which seemed to be diesel fuel,
on the surface" of the sandy soil back from the seawall.
As much as 700 gallons of the petroleum saturated
the soil in the area, said Paul Panik, environmental
manager of the Manatee County Environmental Man-
For most of last week the village was aswarm with
investigators, damage control specialists, engineers, en-
vironmentalists, U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Marine
Patrol and other private and government people -- said
Bridge opening schedule
Bridge openings once an hour?
That's the question Island officials are asking
federal and state authorities in a quest to improve
traffic flow to and from Anna Maria Island.
The Island Transportation Planning Organization
will be requesting Congressman Dan Miller and State
Sen. John McKay to change the three time per hour
bridge opening schedule on the Anna Maria Island
and Cortez bridges to a once an hour schedule. Bridge
draw spans open currently on the hour and 20 and 40
minutes past for high-masted boats.
The change to once an hour would allow more
cars to travel across the bridges, Holmes Beach
Councilwoman Billie Martini maker of the
Bridge openings are regulated by the U.S.
one Cortezian, "There were so many alphabets around
that I went home and hid my tax records."
The contamination "was corrected immediately"
by a specialist company called in by Ardaman, Panik
said, and that helped contain it as "an isolated incident
and not a major problem."
An undetermined amount of the fuel got into Anna
Maria Sound, apparently through seepage through the
Chief Boatswain's Mate Glenn Wade of the Coast
Guard's Station Cortez next door said an oil sheen ex-
tended from the marina to the A.P. Bell fish house, a
good bit of the Cortez waterfront. But Berry noted his
understanding was that "just a tablespoonful of diesel
fuel will cause a huge sheen."
At any rate, it was handled without visible harm,
"no dead fish or birds" or other apparent effects on
marine life, said the county's Panik.
The soil was dug up quickly and the oil burned off
at one of a dozen incinerators in the state.
Who pays for it is an open question, for here the
water or the soil gets murky.
Ardaman's Hoover said his company called in the
emergency response team "in the interest of preserving
But "I don't know who pays the bill."
His firm contends that there was "at least a partial
pre-existing condition in that general location. It is the
site of former fuel storage tanks at the marina that were
removed in the past."
Howey confirms that point, but feels it's a strong
point in his favor.
"We had two old tanks removed in 1990," he said,
"and had complete soil tests done at that time. We had
to. The place came up pure and clean."
Ardaman "is not accepting full responsibility," said
Hoover. "We are not accepting guilt."
Someone had better, Howey indicated. "Until some-
body steps up to the pump and takes full responsibility, the
buck stops with me. And that just won't work."
Howey believes that not only may the incident kill
the pending sale to the homeowners association, "it will
be a blemish on the property that will follow it around
for a long time."
The homeowners' Berry said, "A bank probably is
not anxious to make a loan on property with this kind
of a situation outstanding. Certainly if legal action is
pending a bank won't want to be involved."
His group has a bank's commitment to finance the
deal and he said he intends to go ahead when it's pos-
sible, "but now everything is totally on hold."
Owner Howey said, "If it falls through, Ardaman
will be getting sued by everybody."
It is conceivable that the government may end up
taking the hit.
Panik said insurance is required in all such opera-
tions, and the state is the insurer.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 21, 1996, 1996 I PAGE 3 1Bi
It's back: red tide brushes against Island
Patches of low-intensity red tide have been blow-
ing ashore on beaches in Manatee and Sarasota Coun-
ties during the past week.
Few dead fish have been reported in the wake of
the red tide, but the tiny marine organisms caused
beachgoers in Holmes Beach to complain of coughing,
runny noses and itchy eyes.
Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota
took water samples Monday and discovered low counts
of red tide in the Gulf. The levels have increased from
previous sampling several weeks ago.
Red tide is not life-threatening to humans, but is
irritating and can affect people prone to respiratory
problems. The best advice: stay indoors if red tide
causes you problems.
Red tide is caused by blooms of tiny marine organ-
Allegations of code violations could cause the re-
moval of an animal rescue service from Bradenton
Neighbors of Wildlife, Inc., have complained of
increased visitor traffic to the site in the 2200 block
of Avenue B, calling the operation a "zoo-keeping
There is also an odor problem and a possible
health hazard at the site, neighbors Richard and Mary
Bolam have complained to city officials.
The Bolams have requested the city to "put an
end to the zoo keeping activities, restore the residen-
tial character of our neighborhood and restore our
confidence in public health and safety."
The wildlife rescue service does not meet the
city's land development codes, former Building Of-
ficial Whitey Moran said. The code "prohibits the
keeping of animals or fowl of any kind, other than
household pets in any district of the city."
Wildlife representative Ed Straight countered
isms called dinoflagellates. The microscopic plants
produce powerful toxins that may kill fish, contaminate
shellfish and cause respiratory irritation to humans.
Shellfish harvesting has been halted in area waters
because of the recent red tide outbreak. Oysters, clams
and other shellfish, as filter-feeders, can accumulate red
tide organisms in their bodies and may cause people
who eat them to become ill.
Red tide blooms typically begin in the Gulf of
Mexico 40-80 miles from shore. Winds bring the mi-
croscopic plants and dead fish -to shore during
Although coastal pollution has increased red tide
blooms in other areas, Florida's red tides are a natural
process scientists do not believe is caused by pollution.
As irritating as red tide is, the blooms serve a purpose
in Bradenton Beach
that council approval was granted several years ago
to allow the operation through a special exception.
No record of that exception has been found in city
files, city officials said.
City council members directed the building of-
ficial to notify Wildlife principals Straight and Mike
Conley of the violation of city codes and, if they fail
to cease operations, to take the matter to the city code
Deadline for Wildlife to cease operations at the
Avenue B location was last Friday.
Straight says the rescue operation is licensed by
federal and state agencies and has been aiding birds
and animals in Manatee County for about 10 years.
It is only recently that neighbors have had problems
with the operation, he said.
"Personally, I believe there is nothing wrong
with what you're doing," Councilman Dick Suhre
told Straight, "but it is in a residential area. It's a
good idea in a wrong place."
in the ecology of the coastal areas. Red tides play an
important role in the conversion of solar energy to
chemical energy, or photosynthesis.
Red tide blooms have been documented in the Gulf
since the mid-1800s. A particularly bad bloom oc-
curred in 1947.
Unusually high levels of red tide have been present
for more than a year. Last summer, tons of dead fish
washed ashore on Island beaches.
Anna Maria City
3/25, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
3/26, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
3/24, 7 p.m., Council meeting. Agenda: beer &
wine request, Poco Loco; National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System interlocal
agreement; selection for charter review, em-
ployee manual, code of conduct committees;
red tide resolution; recreational vehicle parking
discussion; request by Drift Inn; beach restora-
tion resolution; and consent agenda.
3/21, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
3/25, 10 a.m., Swearing in of newly elected
officials followed by first meeting of council to
elect council chairperson and vice chairperson
3/26, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
3/28, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
3/28, 7:30 p.m., Council work session with city
hall architect to discuss scaled down plans for
city hall complex
3/20, Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
3/25, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation, Sudakoff Hall, USF campus, Sarasota
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IjI PAGE 4 K MARCH 21, 1996 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria mayor questioned on beaches
By Cynthia Finn
At the Feb. 20 Anna Maria City
Commission meeting, Commissioner
George McKay brought up the beach-
protection referendum voters had passed
by a 60.2-percent majority one week
"I want to make sure the city goes
forward," said McKay to just-installed
Mayor Chuck Shumard.
Since last year, McKay has been a
vocal proponent of the city's attempt to
latch onto the federal, state and county
program that renourished the Gulf shore
of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
in 1992-93. Anna Maria voters said yes
by a 480-to-317 count to trying to be
included in the next cycle, six or seven
Shumard, who has been just as vo-
cal in opposition to the beach
renourishment, said, "I have talked with
Jack Gorzeman. We will go on record
and take action within a month."
Gorzeman is the Manatee county envi-
ronmental protection coordinator and
oversees the local program.
No such action was listed on the
agenda of the Feb. 27 and March 13
commission meetings. At the latter ses-
sion, resident Dale Woodland broached
"Does the commission have a time-
table for the beach renourishment is-
sue?" he asked Shumard.
The mayor replied, "I've been
working with the county. I have two
months before I have to make a commit-
McKay readdressed the subject af-
ter all other public requests and con-
cerns were aired.
"As far as myself," said McKay,
"we have committed to that program.
Do I understand your comments cor-
rectly, Mr. Shumard? That's the direc-
tion we're moving?"
"Gorzeman says I have two months
to make a commitment," answered
The mayor then told of a recent visit
to the shore at the BeachHouse restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach. "All the shell
and stone scares me," he said. "Believe
me, after we get this renourishment, our
white beaches will be gone. People
should take a walk down there."
"As far as I'm concerned," said
McKay, "the people have already de-
"Yes," said Shumard. "We've all
made the commitment. We're going to
Shumard told The Islander By-
stander after a March 14 meeting with
Gorzeman, "He says I've got two
months and I'll probably wait the two
months. That's enough time for the
Gorzeman gave Shumard suggested
wording for a resolution that the city
commission can act on to get the ball
rolling. The resolution requests help
from the Manatee County Commission
in getting the state and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers to include Anna
Maria in the current project.
"Jack said it would be about six
years before we see any sand on the
beach," said Shumard. "He said he
hoped once the ball was rolling the city
won't pull out."
Shumard repeated his views from
the BeachHouse visit and said, "For me,
the white beaches are still a real issue.
And government intervention I'm
still not sure people understand how
Shumard concluded, "But we prom-
ised the people. They voted for it and
we'll have to move on it."
Walking the northern shoreline of Anna Maria can be impossible at certain points
every day as waves lash against this sea wall and terrace at 751 and 753 N.
Shore Drive. Signs warn of no trespassing onto private property to get to the
other side. Pictured above, Ann Rideg of Connecticut decides to tackle the
obstacles to continue her stroll south. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Little.
Manatee County Public Beach gets makeover
Arthur Walter with Manatee County maintenance
works on the stucco of the Manatee County Public
Beach concession building. The $44,000 facelift
should be finished within the next few days. Islander
Photo: Bonner Presswood
By Pat Copeland
A new pastel pink paint job, reminiscent of the
hand-tinted postcards of the 1950s, is turning the
Manatee County Public Beach concession building into
an eye catcher.
"We're thrilled that the work is being done," said
Gene Schaefer, who operates the concession and gift shop
along with partner Dee Percifield. "It's a good expendi-
ture of public money for an important public facility."
The pair approached the Manatee County Commis-
sion last year requesting the renovations. The county is
spending $44,000 on the work.
In addition to painting the building, the county
added new stucco and lighting fixtures on the outside
of the building and is installing new windows, a floor
and lighting on the inside. A small shed was also added.
The new stucco came as a welcome surprise,
Schaefer said. As the crew was sand blasting the
building in preparation for painting, they found the
concrete had deteriorated and adding stucco was
necessary to do the job properly. The windows had
been leaking both air and water, he said. Replacing
the lights around the perimeter of the building was
necessary for safety and security.
After the tourist season winds down, an overhang
will be added to the outside of the dining room wall. It
will extend 15 feet toward the beach for 50 feet along
the patio. Clear vinyl can be dropped from the over-
hang in inclement weather.
"In the summer, the patio is too hot and the rest of
the year people would rather sit outside as long as it's
not raining," Schaefer explained.
He praised the county's facilities management depart-
ment for doing a "splendid job" on the work and complet-
ing the work relatively quickly. He also praised Commis-
sioners Stan Stephens and Lari Ann Harris for expediting
"I hope the county commissioners realize this is a
tremendous asset for the county and will budget for
annual maintenance," he noted.
Renovations to the bathrooms are still needed, but are
not included in this project Schaefer said he gets repeated
complaints about their condition. He suggested letters to
the editors of local newspapers might get commissioner's
attention for their complaints.
Chamber of commerce
'Flavors of the Island' March 30
Island and area restaurants will offer samplings of
their favorite recipes at the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce's third annual "Flavors of the Island"
fundraiser at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 30.
Participating restaurants will include Chez Andre,
the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Crown & Thistle British
Pub, Shells, the Buccaneer Inn, Hop's Bar & Grille,
Domino's, Isabella's, the Rod & Reel Pier, Ato's,
Gorty's, Via Veneto Italian Ice, Tony's Place, Garden
Pizza and Deli and Plum Pleasing Desserts. Admission
will be free with 50-cent food tickets sold inside. Beer
and wine will be available.
Entertainment, plus a raffle, will be provided by
Jack Elka, the Keynotes, the Manatee High School Jazz
Band and Linda Grieg. Information, call 778-1541.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 21, 1996, 1996 0 PAGE 5 1]]
New mayor, council to take office next week
By Pat Copeland
Next week voters of Holmes Beach will get a new
mayor, Bob VanWagoner, and a new council member,
"When the results came in, I had to shift my men-
tal gears to absorb it," VanWagoner said. "I want to
keep the momentum going."
He said he was pleased by the 44 percent turnout,
which is unusual in a municipal election, but attributed
some of that turnout to the presidential preference pri-
mary. He was also surprised by the number of young
people who began arriving at the polls about 15 min-
utes before they closed.
"That told me there were a certain number of
people who were determined to vote," he said. "Some-
thing brought them out. It shows the citizens can re-
spond to an interest in government."
He said one of his most successful tactics was to go
to people's homes and speak personally to them about
the issues and their interests, which built a nucleus in
"I have a lot of empathy toward the candidates who
lost, especially Pat (Geyer) and Rich (Bohnenberger).
My door will be open to them. I honor their service and
hope they will come in and talk to me about how the
city is being governed."
"I was elated," said Robinson, who garnered the high-
est number of votes for council. "I think it was based on
my position on the issues. I think the citizens spent the
time and effort to listen to the candidates' positions."
"I'm going to be there and watch out for all the
citizens," said Councilwoman Carol Whitmore. "I
think the elected officials should represent everyone,
not just special interest groups. I was really disap-
pointed that Pat didn't get re-elected. She was a part of
the Island and one of the people who knows what the
Island is all about and how to protect it."
"I thoroughly enjoyed serving the city and I don't
have any regrets," Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said. "I'm
not going away. I've got a list of things to do starting with
getting a building for the environmental center."
... and how did candidates spend their money?
The following reflects the first two financial re-
porting periods for the Holmes Beach election. The
final report is not due until June.
Mayor-elect Bob VanWagoner collected $2,287
from individual donors, including $200 in loans.
One group of donors contributed from $1.50 to $20
each for a total of $322 to purchase an advertise-
He spent $2,140.92 on voter registration lists,
newspaper advertisements, signs, mailing labels, en-
velopes, copies, stamps and flyers. Newspaper ad-
vertisements took $749.09 of his budget.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, who was defeated by
VanWagoner, collected $3,065 from individual and
business donors, including $220 in loans, plus $282
in in-kind services.
He spent $2,451.74 on printing, voter registra-
tion lists and labels, stamps, newspaper advertise-
ments and signs. Newspaper advertisements took
$746.67 of his budget.
Mike Heistand, the third mayoral candidate, col-
lected $645 from individual donors and $250 in in-
He spent $628.11 on newspaper advertisements,
political flyers, voter registration labels and lumber
and paint for signs. Newspaper advertisements took
$264.77 of his budget.
Ron Robinson, the council candidate with the
highest number of votes, collected $1,245 from in-
He spent $1,236.90 on newspaper advertise-
ments, signs and stakes, cards and flyers, voter reg-
istration labels and lists, stamps and a bulk mailing
permit. Newspaper advertisements took $316.61 of
Incumbent Councilwoman Carol Whitmore col-
lected $700, all in personal loans.
She spent $662.89 on signs and newspaper ad-
vertisements. Newspaper advertisements took
$191.57 of her budget.
Councilwoman Pat Geyer, third in the race, col-
lected $1,150 in contributions from individual and
She spent $750.79 on newspaper advertisements
and signs. Newspaper advertisements took $191.56
of her budget.
Sue Normand, fourth in the race, collected $830,
including $100 in loans, from individual donors.
She spent $819.69 on newspaper advertisements,
copies, supplies, stamps, streamers, voter registra-
tion lists and labels, advertisements, postcards,
signs, magnets and flyers. Newspaper advertise-
ments took $185.46 of her budget.
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No one new to a job can be expected to be perfect Even
new mayors make fumbles.
In Bradenton Beach, Mayor Leroy Arnold has gained
notoriety for the volume of criticism from city residents and
his own admission of "stupidity."
Leroy's remarks and accusations resulted in claims of
sexual and religious harassment from city employees and, in
spite of requests from the council and citizens, he insists he
will not resign.
Next up, Anna Maria's election. Right off the bat we
heard of a suggestion for a commission dress code.
Mayor Chuck Shumard is currently engineering an
amendment to the city's alcohol ordinance to allow the An-
chorage to serve alcohol in spite of the sunset on the 120-day
time limit on their grandfathered status.
We too would like to see the return of the Anchorage
restaurant and, with it, alcohol service.
But in the past two other restaurants Candy Cain's
(now Ato's) and Sign of the Mermaid sought alcohol
service and were denied.
We were told by past political candidates that Anna
Maria residents don't want more liquor licenses. But Anna
Marians certainly frequent these establishments.
Shumard said he had lunch at Mermaid for the first time
recently and was told he was the first city official to dine
We're not surprised. Both past and presently seated
commissioners have admittedly denied themselves the privi-
lege of dining there to avoid the Mermaid's complimentary
beer and wine.
But Shumard's reaction was different. He said, after
dining at Mermaid, that "the Anchorage needs it (a liquor
It's not clear whether he was implying that he felt menu
prices at the Mermaid should cover their costs or whether the
Anchorage was so much bigger they would need the added
revenue from liquor sales.
Judgmental? Yes. We all agree the Anchorage will need
a liquor license to survive but the city needs to be more open
minded about Ato's and Mermaid-- and collect their share
of tax revenue from their liquor sales.
Last week Shumard appeared to backpedal on the issue
of beach renourishment a matter that was passed by vot-
ers on the same ballot that elevated him to office.
But he stood his ground when the newly elected mayor
of Holmes Beach called and asked for his seat on the Met-
ropolitan Planning Board.
Not yet sworn in, Bob VanWagoner asked Shumard to
give up his rotation on the board, relinquished to Anna Maria
by Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger.
Presumptuous? Yes. If relinquished by Shumard, the
seat rotation would go first to Bradenton Beach.
Which brings us back to the southern-most city on the
Island where the mayor has refused to travel outside his city
limits for meetings.
Three-ring circus? Sometimes.
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shot themselves in foot
On March 6, the long-awaited "charrette" took place,
its mandate manipulated to consider only if "participants"
(members with speaking privileges) thought a permit to
build a bridge to serve Longboat Key could be obtained.
Of nearly 20 state and federal agency representatives
only one each from Anna Maria and Longboat Key -
the bottom line, after 6 1/2 hours of verbiage, lay between
"extremely unlikely" and "forget it."
A typical example of bureaucratic mindset surfaced
when one agency VIP stated, then defended, that some
relief of Island vehicular traffic congestion had to be
found. He suggested air, ferry boats and/or rail services!
All was not lost, however. Every negative contention
to preclude another span across the Bay seemed to mili-
tate, equally and directly, against Florida Department of
Transportation intent when applied to the vicinity of our
Anna Maria Island Bridge.
It would appear to this Island "participant" the DOT
profoundly shot themselves in the foot.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
Better sense of community
At the candidates' forum for the Holmes Beach elec-
tions, I was curious about some of the statements made
concerning the Holmes Beach Police Department such as
the need for two officers on patrol on the same shift, or
why two patrol cars were seen in the same location with
officers talking to each other, or why the department needs
its own dispatch system.
Because of this, I signed up to ride on patrol with the
police on a Friday night. I have to say I saw streets, alleys,
and areas that I never knew about. The officer knew
Holmes Beach totally and when we received a call from
the Holmes Beach dispatcher it was concise, accurate and
we got there quickly. I am a believer in both the police
department's capabilities as well as the need for our own
Thanks to the Holmes Beach Police Department for
Dick Castle, Holmes Beach
* Editor's note: The citizen's ride along program is ongo-
ing. Information, call Lt. Dale Stephenson at 778-7875.
Woman's Club says thank you
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island extends
its gratitude to all guests and club members for their
generous support of the March 13 annual Card Party.
All money received will be used for local and Florida
Federation of Woman's Clubs charities.
The club thanks the following merchants for their
generosity: Irene's, the Driftwood Inn, Mr. Roberts,
Rader's Reef, Walgreen's, Home True-Value Hardware,
the Sand Dollar Gift Shop, Island Hair Design, Perfect
Impression, Touch of Class cleaners, Head to Toe Salon,
the Sandbar restaurant, Island Inn restaurant, Jody's Pier
Walk & Cafe, Sugar & Spice and the Hair Cottage.
Also, the BeachHouse restaurant, Gulf Drive Cafe,
Frayne Fashions, Publix, the Bridge Street Pier & Cafe,
Winn Dixie, AMI West, the Brown Pelican, Beach
Style Boutique, Ato's restaurant, Island Florist,
Lor'Ell's Beauty Salon and Dad's Island Produce.
The club also thanks event chairwomen Leda Van
Wormer and Petty Pratt.
Marian Van Winkle, Woman's Club publicity
Museum open house a success
I would like to thank all who made the Island His-
torical Museum Open House a success on March 6.
The Historical Society volunteers and craftspeople
on the front porch made a lasting impression on almost
200 who visited the museum.
Thanks to Daryl Van Ostenbridge, Gloria Hall,
Betsy Smith, Elnora Worth, Rosemary Fleck and Rose-
mary Carter, all expert artisans.
A big thanks to the Anna Maria firemen Captain
Dennis Dotson and Ken Treffinger, who took blood
pressure readings all afternoon and who helped get the
electricity back on. They also set up Randy Rescue for
the day. Thanks to Chris Melser who operated the
unique Freddie the Fire Truck to the delight of all.
Bed Webb enhanced the museum's sparse garden
with a profusion of plants from his landscaping service.
Many of the people who toured the museum had never
seen it before. They liked what they saw and even stayed
when the electricity cut off for a short time. Days like this
make it worth all the effort by our dedicated workers.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society
THSE WE THE AYS
Part 11, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder
Here is Anna Maria Beach's "Fifth Avenue." The house at left was built by a
Tampa judge who called it the Notnomis (his name spelled backwards).
'ON THE AVENUE'
Some of the "best" people in Tampa
and St. Petersburg were buying lots in
Anna Maria Beach in 1912 and '13.
Lots were going for $75 on the Gulf
and $50 on the Bay. And developer Will
Bean offered easy terms: "small pay-
ments with no taxes or interest and a lib-
eral discount for all cash." He guaran-
teed to clear and grade each lot, lay a 4-
foot 6-inch sidewalk in front of it and
install water connections to each dwell-
Houses soon sprouted up along Pine
and Spring Avenues, down Snapper
Street (Gulf Drive) and northward up
Bay Boulevard from the wharf.
The choicest location in the resort
was Gulf Boulevard which was sup-
posed to someday be an esplanade ex-
tending around the north end of the is-
land "with no obstruction to the view of
the magnificent sunsets.
"The Fifth Avenue of Anna Maria
Beach," Will Bean called it.
By the end of 1913 a dozen or so
dwellings were lined up bravely along
the weedy shoreline facing the oft-times
turbulent Gulf. One of the first Gulfside
residences was built in July of 1912 for
a "Miss Emma Palmer," a grande dame
known for her fabulous parties.
In the same row stood the two-story
Notnomis Villa built for Judge F.M.
Simonton of Tampa. (Leave it to a judge
to call his summer cottage a-"villa" and
give it his name spelled backward.) The
Notnomis was notable for its extra-wide
screened veranda on three sides.
Close by was the summer home of
J.P. Harllee. No outhouse for him. This
prominent citizen of Palmetto insisted
on a fully equipped bathroom with com-
mode and footed tub.
Other handsome abodes in the resort
included the Spring Avenue home of
builder Lewis Schumaker; Royal Palms,
built for Professor B.D. Nichols of Pal-
Tampa banker John Trice owned this
over-the-water home tacked onto the
Anna Maria Pier in 1912. It was 80
metto on Snapper (now occupied by
the Sign of the Mermaid restaurant),
and the Gorsline house on Bay Boule-
vard, a well-proportioned two-story
house with large gabled wings. All
three houses, much remodeled, are in
More modest cottages also have stood
the test of time: the Coyne Cottage on
Pine Avenue a few doors from Gulf;
the Keyes house on the northeast cor-
ner of Tarpon and Spring; and Pioneer
Cottage on the northwest corner.
Will Bean and his wife and daugh-
ter stayed in Pioneer Cottage while
construction boss Mitch Davis built a
cinder-block house with a high-peaked
roof at the corner of Tarpon and Pine.
"Cozy Corner," as Mabel Bean called
it, is across from present-day Roser
Church (minus the peaked roof re-
moved some time ago).
Bean's partner, Charles Roser,
modeled his house after Cozy Corner.
Still standing on North Bay Boulevard
near the hump-backed bridge, it retains
the peaked roof on which someone
later affixed a second story. Charles
Roser also had a charming cottage built
for his parents, John and Caroline
Roser, a few doors to the east of Cozy
Corner. Nowadays it's the home of
former Anna Maria Commissioner
Tampa banker John Trice hired
Davis to build a stilt house on the north
side of the Anna Maria wharf. Mrs.
Trice, a woman of refinement, called it
the Lotus Cottage. Some cottage. A
foot short of 80 feet long, it had a 16-
by-54-foot living room with a billiard
table and a piano, four bedrooms and
four bathrooms. On the other side of
the dock Davis hammered together a
small ice house that later was remod-
eled as living quarters and given the
name Belle Haven.
Both structures tumbled into the
Bay in the 1920s. The city of Anna
Maria eventually hauled the wreckage
of the once-grand Lotus Cottage away.
But someone salvaged the humble
Belle Haven and moved it to Willow
Avenue where it still stands. Notnomis
Villa long ago fell into the Gulf, along
with most of the other houses on "Fifth
Avenue" today only a block long.
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Alcohol ordinance amendment gets 4-to-1 vote
By Cynthia Finn
The atmosphere in the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion chambers turned icy March 13 when one resident
suggested that commissioners were giving in to
Under discussion was an ordinance that will amend
the city's alcoholic beverage law and enable the pro-
spective buyers of the Anchorage restaurant to reacti-
vate the liquor license assigned to the business.
The amending ordinance passed on first reading by
a 4-to-1 vote. Commissioner Elaine Burkly voted no.
The final hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
The state licenses businesses to sell and serve al-
cohol. Municipalities have the right to determine where
such establishments may be located.
As the ordinance now reads, the Anchorage would
lose its "location right" to serve alcohol because it is
within 2,500 feet of an established church Roser
Memorial Community Church and because its doors
have been closed for more than 120 days.
The 15,000-square-foot restaurant and lounge, for-
merly Fast Eddie's, at Pine Avenue and Bay Boule-
vard, shut down last May. The owners, Seay Bros.
Properties, said they could better market the facility if
it was closed.
The proposed amendment will exempt existing
establishments from the 120-day rule if the "closure of
any such establishment (is) for the purpose of market-
ing and sale of the property and/or business."
Discussion of the amendment began with no com-
ment from the commission table. Resident Ron Pepka,
however, challenged the wording.
"By that verbiage," said Pepka, "it could indicate
that a property could be up for sale ad infinitum. The
place could go into disrepair."
Burkly agreed. "I have the same concern. I'd like
to see some kind of time line like two years for
City attorney Jim Dye said a time frame could be
added. Commissioner George McKay said the ordi-
nance only deals with the sale of alcohol. Derelict prop-
erties, he said, fall under code enforcement through
other existing ordinances.
"Correct," said Dye, with backup from Vice Mayor
Pepka said a time frame could act as "a hammer to
enforce a sale."
The Anchorage has been for sale for three years,
said former manager John Home, current manager of
the Anna Maria Oyster Bar restaurant on the City Pier.
He is now employed by the Casco Bay Restaurant
Group, which is under contract to buy the Anchorage
and has contracted to manage the Oyster Bar.
Burkly wanted to know why the city couldn't just
make an exception for this case instead of changing the
Dye said the ordinance "doesn't allow exceptions"
and "the city can't be arbitrary."
Resident Thomas Brown spoke. "There seems to
be some kind of underhanded effort to confuse this
particular issue. Here's a place that would employ more
than 100 people. They've had a license down there
probably since Prohibition."
Another citizen, Charles Cuniffe, asked the ques-
tion that put the bite in the air. "Any time someone
waves a megabuck in front of this commission, do we
change an ordinance?"
Wolfe asked for an explanation. Cuniffe referred to
"a large institution," and said, "The megabuck thing
was a cynical comment."
"I should say so," responded Wolfe.
Cuniffe persisted, suggesting that 1987 city offi-
cials wrote the ordinance as they meant. "Did they not
foresee this or did they mean this to be this way?"
McKay said that real estate sales do not move as
quickly these days.
Norton Ness added another undercurrent. "It seems
to me you're willing to make exemptions for a large
business but not for a small one like Ato's. Here
everyone's bending over backwards for the Anchor-
Ato's is north of the Anchorage and does not pass
the city's 2,500-feet-from-a-church rule.
"I talked with Ato the other day," said Mayor
Chuck Shumard. "They don't want any change."
Two more residents Allan Gilchrist and Planning
and Zoning Board Chairman Tom Turner spoke in
favor and Shumard called for an end to discussion.
Commissioner Robert McElheny moved to approve
the amending ordinance. Wolfe seconded and the vote
was 4-to-1. Burkly said she "still wants a time line."
Stop work orders issued on Holmes Beach canal structure
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer Bill
Kepping placed a stop work order on a large structure
being built by Rudy Kratz in Crabby Bill's Yacht Ba-
sin on Marina Drive.
As part of a lease with property owner Bill Zalla
the council gave Kratz permission last year to sublease
from Zalla. Kratz said he would run a boat rental op-
eration from the basin.
The city received a complaint about the structure
on March 1, and Kepping issued a stop work order.
In his report, Kepping noted he had talked with John
Fernandez, the city's former public works supervi-
sor/building inspector, who said Kratz came to his
office with a proposal, but it was not acceptable be-
cause a site plan and a review by council are re-
quired. Fernandez said he also advised Kratz that the
docks could not be enlarged.
On March 5, city attorney Patricia Petruff re-
ceived a letter from Kratz's attorney, Charles
Johnson. In the letter Johnson said the city failed to
provide Kratz with any basis for the stop work order.
Johnson demanded the city provide specific sections
of the code violated and specific actions that violate
Kepping issued a second stop work order on the
structure, as directed by Petruff, because Kratz did not
obtain a permit to build the structure.
Petruff replied to Johnson on March 6 citing the
The issue that former Anna Maria Mayor Dor-
othy McChesney says may have been her downfall
resurfaced briefly but with a tone of vehemence
- at the March 13 city commission meeting.
That one-block, city-owned, beachfront street
where parking was eliminated last fall, where a
split-rail fence now stands and space now exists for
cars to pull up to load, unload and watch the sun-
Resident Ellen Trudelle who was part of a
400-signature, return-the-parking petition drive and
part of McChesney's year-end citizens committee
- addressed Mayor Chuck Shumard.
"We're in Phase I. Has anything more pro-
ceeded?" she asked. Phase II is supposed to include
investigating residents-only parking and the feasi-
bility of adding a few more handicap-parking
"So far everything's OK," said Shumard, who
A stop work order was placed on this dock next to Crabby Bill's Yacht Basin. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
articles of the code on which the stop work orders were
based. She also noted that the structure is partially lo-
cated on property owned by First Union Bank, and the
bank has been notified that it will receive a notice of
violation if the matter cannot be resolved in the imme-
for city boards
Holmes Beach City Clerk Leslie Ford is asking
residents interested in serving on any of the city's
boards and committees to file applications at city hall
this week. Council will be considering appointments at
the March 26 work session.
Boards include code enforcement, planning, ad-
justment and personnel. Applications will be used to
create a "talent pool" for the council to draw upon
when vacancies arise. Applicants must also file a finan-
cial disclosure form as mandated by the state.
Members needed for
The Anna Maria Fire Control Commission is seek-
ing two members for its firefighters' retirement board.
Applications are available at Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, and are due by April 1.
Applicants must reside in the district and be able
to fulfill the board's meeting requirements. The board
will meet quarterly, said Fire Chief Andy Price.
had been commission liaison to the committee. "It
seems to be going fine."
Commissioner Elaine Burkly, also part of the
committee, said she and resident Doug Copeland are
working on an April 11 dune-planting project.
"What about resident parking?" asked Trudelle.
"We're still working on it," said Burkly. She
said the Sanibel Island ordinances the commission
has in hand "are very complicated" and she is await-
ing samples from her former Cape Cod, Mass., com-
Asked Allan Gilchrist, another committee mem-
ber, "Do we have a game plan for resident parking?"
"I'm the one holding it up," Shumard said. "Are
we going to make it all over the city or what? If we
get into resident parking stickers, we need to really
take some time."
Said Gilchrist, "I want the parking back, period. If
we can't get the residents only, I want our parking
Gulf Boulevard resurfaces
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Commission tables 'pollution' action
By Cynthia Finn
"There's a lot of unanswered questions," said Anna
Maria City Commissioner George McKay.
Mayor Chuck Shumard agreed.
The topic: an interlocal agreement with Manatee
County for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES) to meet federal standards under the
early '90s Clean Water Act.
Shumard said he'd probably call a special meeting
if immediate action is needed.
The city of Anna Maria currently owes the county
$2,400 for Phase I of the agreement. What did that cover?
A lot of paperwork and a requirement for a slew of
new ordinances between now and June if the city
moves forward, says Public Works Director Phil
Charnock. Phase II will cost $7,000.
"What will we get for $7,000?" asked Commis-
sioner Robert McElheny.
Charnock shook his head and smiled. "We'll satisfy
the EPA (the federal Environmental Protection Agency)."
Charnock said the city has a lot of drainage prob-
lems to address "We've got to redo so much of what
we've got" and he suggested, "We'd be better off
waiting five or six years for this."
"This" the county's proposal does not in-
clude any testing sites on the Island, said Charnock.
Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom Turner
said, "My personal opinion is we should get out of it."
He said joining the federal- and state-sponsored pro-
Why not a woman for
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard announced
at the March 13 commission meeting that he had
appointed a citizens' Capital Improvements Com-
mittee to survey the city and provide a prioritized
list of needs, "especially in the area of drainage."
Planning and Zoning Board Vice Chairman
Jimmy Nichols is chairman of the committee and is
joined by planning board Chairman Tom Turner,
Ray Dielman and Hondo Sundquist.
"It might be nice to have a woman on the com-
mittee," said Commissioner Elaine Burkly.
Nichols suggested she might not be qualified
since the makeup consists of "two engineers, a
physicist and contractors."
Shumard said he'd "look into it."
Commissioner George McKay asked, "Why
not have Elaine be a commission liaison?"
"Let me think about it," said Shumard.
"I'd be happy to do it," said Burkly, adding,
gram "is not a requirement" and the money would be
ill-spent at this time.
Charnock thought that the city's two marinas might
necessitate joining but none of the marina outfall goes
into the city system. The county is pressing for a March
22 decision from the city.
In other action, Charnock said he's received a
$10,893 proposal for engineering reports for repair
of the city's two bridges. He has asked the same firm
"You know I'm married to an engineer."
"It's my decision," said the mayor.
Resident Norton Ness challenged the mayor,
making reference to recently reported actions linked
to Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy Arnold. "It be-
hooves you to accept the volunteer."
"I'd like to think about it," said Shumard.
Then city attorney Jim Dye threw in something
else for the mayor to think about the Sunshine
Hearing that the committee had traveled around
the city together in two vehicles, Dye reminded
Shumard that "they can't travel together unless you-
provide accommodations for the public and the press."
And the public "must be noticed" any time two
or more committee members gather.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock sighed.
"I'd really like to get this committee going. We'll
have to look into all this," he said.
- Kisinger Campo and Associates Corp. in Tampa
- to make a proposal for an engineering report on
the city's drainage system.
Commissioners also were addressed by Holmes
Beach City Councilman Don Maloney who encour-
aged their participation in two three-day courses on
municipal management run by the Florida State In-
stitute for Elected Officials. The cost is about $100
per weekend. No date has been set.
Free tax help offered on Island
Trained volunteers from the Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance program (VITA) and the American Associa-
tion of Retired Persons (AARP) will offer free assistance
with basic tax returns through Friday, April 12.
VITA aid is available at Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, from noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays; and
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Community service and fun go hand in hand. The Woman's Club's March meeting included presentation of
an original play, "Don't Tell a Soul." Cast members were, from left, Margaret Wilkinson, Leda Van
Wormer, Florence Gelderman, Jean Stanley, Marian Van Winkle, Marilyn Pletcher and Bette Carr.
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By Marian Van Winkle
Historian and Publicity Chairwoman
Special to The Islander Bystander
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
celebrate its 50th year as a member of the General
Federation of Women's Clubs at its April 3 meeting.
The Island club was founded Dec. 11, 1941, and
joined the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs and
the General Federation in 1946, maintaining 50 years
of affiliation with other women from around the coun-
try and the world who are interested in their commu-
nities. The local club has grown steadily since that
date and is well loved and respected for its outstand-
ing service to the Island and area communities.
Our club was founded by 12 women of the Anna
Maria Island community and immediately had 24
charter members. The founders were Mrs. Roger
Barrus, Mrs. Wyatt Blassingame, Mrs. Allen Brown,
Mrs. G.E. Coleman, Miss Marion Coleman, Mrs.
L.H. Dosh, Mrs. Eleanor Gill, Mrs. Franc Hydron,
Mrs. H.B. Miller, Mrs. C.C. Warting, Mrs. J.C.
Whitehead and Mrs. Jane Whitehead.
Our club colors are red and white, our club flower
is the hibiscus and our club motto is "Where work is,
there let our job be!"
The club originally met in the former Anna Maria
City Hall, now the Island Players Theater. Later, due
to the need for continuous repair at the site, the mem-
bers met at Roser Memorial Community Church's fel-
lowship hall. In 1984, the club moved its meeting to
its current location at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
The club's purpose is to bring together women in-
terested in the charitable and educational needs of the
Island and area communities.
Some of our members' work includes contribu-
tions in time and funds to local and federated chari-
ties, such as the Community Center, the Island Branch
Library, the Anna Maria Island Elementary School, the
Pelican Man, the Salvation Army, the Hugh O'Brien
Youth Leadership Camp, Hacienda Girls Ranch, the
Special Olympcis, Southeast Guide Dogs for the Blind,
Reach out to Cancer Kids (ROCK), the Lions Club and
The Woman's Club also supports a scholarship to
Manatee Community College and provides donations
for flood relief, hurricane devastation, environmental
issues, conservation of natural resources and more.
Members also share in lively social activities in-
cluding Epsilon Sigma Omicron (a reading group),
fundraiser cruises, theater parties, our annual fashion
show, card party and rummage sale, group tours of lo-
cal attractions and the annual juried FFWC Arts &
In addition, the club meets monthly at 1 p.m. the
first Wednesday of each month from October through
May at the Community Center. Three potluck luncheon
meetings are held each season, including one devoted
to international fare.
Members are expected to join one of our commit-
tees or departments the arts, home life, conservation,
education (includes ESO), international affairs, public
affairs, fundraising, historian, hostess, reception, social
activities, sunshine, telephone, parliamentarian, chap-
lain and publicity.
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island is a re-
cent proud recipient of a "Spirit of Giving Award" from
Community Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly
for our "extraordinary contribution, helping us light the
way for future generations on behalf of the children of
We welcome new members who would like to join us
on our continued path working for and supporting children
and adults in need on our Island and across our state.
Woman's Club honors its presidents
Presidents of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island include Mrs. L.H. Dosh, 1942-1945;
Mrs. Oscar Russell, 1945-1946; Mrs. James M.
Stiffler, 1946-1947; Miss Marion Coleman, 1947-
1949; Mrs. T.J. Thomsen, 1949-1950; Mrs.
George A. Clark, 1950-1953; Mrs. James A.
Forrester, 1953-1955; Mrs. Ralph White, 1955-
1957; Dr. Mildred R. VacHout, 1957-1959; Mrs.
Kenneth Tout, 1959-1961.
Also, Mrs. Vernon H. Lamp, 1961-1963;
Mrs. Ira Mishler, 1963-1965; Mrs. Tull Kinsey,
1965-1967; Mrs. Theodore H. Griffin, 1967-
1969; Mrs. Frank 0. Moyle, 1969-1971; Mrs.
Edwin G. Searl-Kolsch, 1971-1972; Mrs. Claude
L. Blackburn, 1972-1974; Mrs. Arthur S. Bussey,
1974-1976; Mrs. Ivan H. Ihm, 1976-1978.
Also, Mrs. Robert Leitch, 1976-1978; Mrs.
Raynard Lincoln, 1978-1980; Mrs. Loy Covey,
1980; Mrs. B.F. Miller, 1980-1982; Mrs. E.A.
Uttendorfer, 1982-1986; Mrs. W. H. Carr, 1986-
1988; Mrs. H.G. Harris, 1988-1990; Mrs. W.H.
Carr, 1990-1992; Mrs. Bernard Van Winkle,
1992-1994. Current president, 1994-1996, is Mrs.
WiA [1 11lj10 41l Ia
Flashback to the '50s at
Whitney Beach festival
Saturday, March 30, 16 merchants of Whitney
Beach Shopping Center (the north gate to Longboat
Key) will host a parking lot extravaganza featuring cars
and music of the '50s and '60s, as well as arts, crafts,
food, prizes, giveaways and fun.
Throughout the day, a sock-hop disc jockey will
orchestrate limbo, hoola hoop and other dance contests
to favorite old tunes.
Car buffs will enjoy a display of classic cars, cus-
tom cars, muscle cars and Streetrods, including a bo-
nus display the rare 1929 Appleton Rum Truck.
Bargains will be found in the sidewalk sale mer-
chandise of the center's merchants.
This is a rain or shine event.
Blake holds grand opening
of Senior Friends facility
Columbia Blake Medical Center and the National
Association of Senior Friends has opened a new facil-
ity for the new Manatee County Chapter at 6670 Cortez
Rd. W. (by Woody's BBQ), Bradenton.
A grand opening celebration will be held on
Wednesday and Thursday, March 20 and 21, from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes free health screen-
ings, lectures by area professional covering senior
health, entertainment, give-aways, and door prizes.
All seniors are invited to attend.
Power squadron to hold
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's fourth an-
nual clubhouse sale will be held on Saturday, March
23, from 8 a.m. to late afternoon at the squadron's
facility, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
Items for sale will include housewares, toys,
books, men's, women's and children's clothing, ap-
pliances, furniture, sporting goods and other items.
Funds derived from the event will be used to
maintain the squadron's facility and educational pro-
10th Annual Run for the
Turtles set for March 24
The only fundraiser for Mote's Sea Turtle Re-
search and Conservation Program will be held on Sun-
day, March 24, as participants gather at Siesta Key
Public Beach for the 10 Annual Run for the Turtles.
This year's activities will include a one-mile Fun
Run or Walk at 7:30 a.m. and a Manasota Track Club
sanctioned 5K Run at 8 a.m.
Registration is available the day of the race begin-
ning at 6:30 a.m. at the Siesta Public Beach Pavilion.
Prizes will be given to overall male and female
winners in both runs and all race participants will en-
joy free food and drink as well as receive a T-shirt.
For more information, call Mote at 388-4441.
Butterflies topic at
garden club meeting
The Island Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on
Thursday, March 21, in Lowe Hall of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach.
David Brown will speak on "Butterfly Gardens."
The public is invited to attend.
For more information, call 778-4229 or 778-9586.
Chamber music recital
Seven members of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Orchestra & Chorus will perform in a
fundraiser recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. A suggested donation of $15 for
adults and $5 for students will be collected at the
Featured musicians will include violinist and
Community Orchestra Music Director Alfred
Gershfeld, pianists Lyudmila Afanasieva, Mary
Coleman St. John and Paulette Kilts and in the wind
ensemble, Johnny Rigney Jr., John Blair and Eric
Watkins. A reception and refreshments will follow
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Buy a book, build a library
Library volunteers, left to right, Phil Connolly,
Lorraine Woodard, Barbara Mallon, and Bud and
Joe Keller invite the community to the Tingley
Memorial Library Book Sale to be held on Thurs-
day and Friday, March 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. both days. The library, located at 111 N.
Second St., Bradenton Beach, operates solely on
donations and is a not-for-profit organization.
Anyone wishing to donate books for the sale can
drop them off at the library during regular hours or
call Carol Sandidge at 779-1208. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Tingley Library
to hold kickoff party
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its Annual Islandfest Kickoff Party on Thursday,
March 21, at the Holiday Inn Longboat from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m.
Come in your most creative island costume a
prize will be awarded for the best one. The evening
includes a pig roast, complimentary hors d'oeuvres,
cash bar and live music.
The event is open to chamber members, their
guests and business associates.
For cost and reservations, call 387-9519.
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 21, beginning at 7 p.m.
Cards cost 50 cents each.
Refreshments available for purchase include
cake, soda and coffee.
Massage workshop at
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host a massage
workshop enabling participants to learn massage tech-
niques that professional therapists use.
Workshops, at $35 per person, will be offered in
two sessions session I, 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday
and Tuesday, March 25 and 26, and session II, 6:30
to 9 p.m. Friday, March 29, and 9:30 a.m. to noon
Saturday, March 30.
Instruction will include effective shoulder and
neck massage, the benefits of healing hands, upper
body massage, bringing relief to those who suffer
from chronic pain, developing confidence and more.
For more information, call Fraser, 778-0379, or
the Center, 778-1908.
Hot flapjacks to be served
at St. Bernard
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach
will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 24,
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and
coffee will complete the menu. The cost is $2.50 for
adults and $1 for children.
Homemade bake goods will be available for sale.
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dive,
Holmes Beach, will host a storytime for preschoolers
through first graders from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
March 27. The theme will be "Alphabet Soup." Pajamas,
stuffed animals and big people who know their ABC's
are welcome. For information, call 778-6341.
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Annual Heritage Days
The month-long slate of events and activities spon-
sored by the 17th annual Manatee Heritage Days in-
cludes opportunities to learn more about Manatee
Myakka City Pioneer Day will be held Sunday,
March 24, at Crane Park on State Road 70 west of the
Myakka River Bridge. A Brush Arbor church service
will be held at 9 a.m. A potluck dinner on the grounds
will begin at noon. From noon to 5 p.m. there will be
pioneer crafts, quilting, photography and other types of
exhibits, candy pulls and cake walks, pioneer games
and contests and dancing to the music of Jim
Thornton's Southern Pleasure Band. Admission is free.
For information, call 322-1131.
A free walking tour of Fogartyville will begin at 2
p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Manatee River Garden
Club, 3120 1st Ave. W., Bradenton, and proceed to
"Fogartyville," a once prosperous town settled by three
sea captains, the Fogarty brothers.This lovely residen-
tial area was once a thriving business area. Information,
Former newspaper columnist, sports reporter and
County Commissioner Kent Chetlain will give a free
talk on baseball, the railroads, the circus, his life as a
journalist and other county history from 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, at the Manatee County Central
Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Infor-
DeSoto National Memorial Day will be held from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, not far from the
Island at the federal historical site on 75th Street North-
west in Bradenton. Living history demonstrations de-
picting a 16th century Spanish military camp setting
will be ongoing. Rangers dressed in period costumes
will demonstrate weapons, blacksmithing and open-fire
cooking. A waterfront nature trail past the ruins of an
1840s tabby house, a visit to the museum and more are
offered. Information, 792-0458.
Another nearby event will be the historic boat trip
to Egmont Key from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March
29. The trip leaves the Miss Cortez Fleet docks, 4334
127th St. W., Cortez. Advance ticket purchase, at $10
per person, is required. Information, 741-4070.
Woman's Club fashion
show April 3
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will cel-
ebrate 50 years as a member of the Florida Federation
Big Band dance March 22 at Center
The popular seven-piece Melody Booth Orchestra will bring its medley of Big Band through contemporary
favorites to the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, from 7:30 to 10:30
p.m. Friday, March 22. Tickets to the B.Y.O.B. affair, at $10 per person, are available at the Center or at
Island True Value Hardware, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the Center
at 778-190& Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
of Women's Clubs at its noon luncheon meeting and
annual fashion show Wednesday, April 3, at the
Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Pal-
metto. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, March
27. Guests are welcome.
FFWC District 14 Director Marie Gage will install
the Island club's new officers. The fashion show will
feature spring fashions from the Jarvis Shoppe with
commentary by Jane Jarvis. Woman's Club models
will be Nina Compton, Marilyn Pletcher, Opal Hayes,
Beverly Long, Virginia Smith, Lillian Meyer, Wendy
Hendrix and Blanche Chambo.
Luncheon will include broiled chicken breast with
lettuce, cheese, fruit, tomato and egg with a honey-
mustard sauce, rolls, beverage and chocolate mousse.
For reservations and information, call Marian Van
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Worldwide Travel will specialize in International
and Domestic Travel and Tours. It is located in the
Wedebrock building at 3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
Muffin Shearon will operate and manage the
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Columbia Blake Medical Center has signed a five-
year lease for 5,500 sq. ft. at Cortez Village Shopping
Center, 6670 Cortez Rd., Bradenton.
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Players put on a well polished 'Dining Room'
By Cynthia Finn
"Vanishing culture, my eye!" retorts Aunt Harriet
to nephew Tony, an Amherst College student complet-
ing a photographic anthropological study of "the
WASPs of New England and the eating habits of a
Piece by piece, Harriet has created and described
the perfect place setting, from the all-bone china and
the Willliamsburg silver to the Steuben wine glass and
the Waterford finger bowl.
And from Tony no respect, no appreciation.
Rather, he would make a mockery of the details of her
life, a way of life that served many for many genera-
tions. What is the world coming to?
And so passes one scene out of 18, as playwright
A.R. Gurney Jr. studies this vanishing culture from
the Depression through the 1981 publication date as
seen through the moments of 57 different characters,
from childhood through retirement, from privileged
family members to the hired help.
And all against the backdrop of one sometimes
warm and familiar, sometimes cold and formidable,
formal dining room.
The room the children waited to be old enough to
be invited iiito, used as adolescents for a sneaked after-
noon party of drinks and marijuana and as adults -
you don't mean it used the table to sort the laundry
or as a makeshift desk.
The pace is fast in director Kelly Wynn
Woodland's Island Players production of "The Dining
Room." A complimentary fast.
Every one of the 18 scenes is captivating and there
is no requirement that one be a member of that old New
England culture. There is a piece of all of us in
Gurney's 50 years of Americana.
Seven Players rotate in and out of the doors from the
dining room, each portraying from seven to 10 different
generations and places in life. To put it simply, they jell,
whether on stage in fives and sixes, in pairs or solo.
All of the actors have local experience. Alice Doeden,
David. B. Haynes, Jo Kendall, Gabe Simches and Elaine
Wright are regularly involved with the Island Players.
Several are known at other Manatee theater venues.
They are joined by two Manatee High School se-
niors ChrisAnn Silver and Dorian Boyd whose
previous drama experience and expected futures in the
field are a plus to this production.
Thanks to director Woodland and this engaging
cast, the Players' "Dining Room" is entertaining fare.
From laughing with and at to head-nodding, heart-tug-
ging recognition, there's a course being served for all
teen-aged through senior ranges. This is an excellent
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From one generation and
station in life to the next,
Alice Doeden and David
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take us on a fast-paced
journey through half a
century. Islander Photo:
from a dozen Players devotees creates an aptly warm
and cold environment. The scents of silver polish, holiday
turkey, fresh flowers and Beefeater's pervade.
Steve Henderson's lighting design takes us from
breakfast through dinner. Costume design by Don
Bailey and John Flannery remember, 57 characters
in and out of 18 scenes -- adds another dimension of
reality to Gurney's 20th-century study.
Stage manager Grace Cooper, assistants Anne
Fasulo and Marilyn Moroni, plus the always large be-
hind-the-scenes crew that supports every Island Play-
ers production, all deserve credit. Everything in "The
Dining Room" jells.
This show will be on stage Tuesday through Sat-
urday at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Sunday through March
30. Tickets, at $10 per person, are available at the box
office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by calling 778-5755.
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Franklin W. 'Sonny'
Franklin W. "Sonny" Brickett, 75, of St.
Johnsbury, Vt., and a longtime seasonal resident of
Anna Maria Island, died March 11 at the St. Johnsbury
Health & Rehab Center.
Mr. Brickett was a restaurateur. He owned and
operated Brickett's Diner in Johnsbury. He was an
Army World War II veteran, a member of VFW Post
#793, American Legion Post #58, Elks BPOE #1343,
and the Washburn Masonic Lodge #92 F&AM of
He is survived by his wife, Vera; a sister, Frances
Barnett of St. Johnsbury; a daughter, D'Anne Olgiati
and her husband Rhody of Littleton, N. H.; two sons,
William and his wife Leslie of Seattle, and Brent of
Tucker, Ga.; four grandchildren; two great-grand-
daughters; and nieces.
Funeral services were held in Vermont.
Memorial contributions may be made to Caledonia
Home Health Care, P. 0. Box 383, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
David J. Howland
David J. Howland, 21, of Bradenton, died March
8 at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, New York
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Mr. Howland came to
Manatee County from Edison in 1994. He was a
counselor at Anna Maria Island Community Center
and a child protection investigator for the state De-
partment of Health and Rehabilitative Services. He
was a Catholic.
He is survived by a sister, Michell Waite of Old
Bridge, N.J.; a stepsister, Veronica Tkack of Bound
Brook, N.J.; a stepbrother, Joseph Smith of Gaffin, Va.;
his mother, Ann Sisko Smith of Bradenton; and his
father, William of Union, N.J.
Graveside services were held in St. Gertrude's
Cemetery, Colonia, N.J. Local services will be held at
a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to
Anna Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253,,
Anna Maria, Fla. 34216, or to Leukemia Division,
American Cancer Society, 4806 26th St. W.,
Bradenton, Fla. 34204.
Dorothy A. Stevenhagen
Dorothy A. Stevenhagen, 75, of Bradenton and
formerly of Anna Maria Island, died March 13 at home.
She was born in Pittsburgh and came to this area from
Euclid, Ohio in 1980.
Ms. Stevenhagen was a librarian for Euclid Public
Library in Euclid, Ohio, for many years. Locally, she
attended Roser Memorial Community Church and vol-
unteered at the Anna Maria Historical Museum.
Memorial services will be announced at a later
date. Memorial donations may be made to Roser Me-
morial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, Fla. 34216. Inurnment will be in Mayfield
She is survived by a sister; Bettie J. Sewak of Ft.
Lauderdale, and two nephews; Frederick Fisch of Ft.
Lauderdale and James Frye of Pittsburgh.
The Island Poet
Spring for the farmer is when he plows up the
And diligently starts into planting his seeds.
Spring for the school boy really can't be a bum-
For he knows school is soon out for the rest of the
Spring on the Island means the tourists are gone,
And the lines in the restaurants are not very long.
You can shop in the stores with the greatest of
And even the clerks seem so eager to please.
A time you can take the family out for a drive,
And be reasonably sure that you'll get back alive.
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circus is coming!
Old-fashioned sure-fire fun is coming to town
Monday, March 25, when the Roberts Bros. Circus
raises its big top at the Holmes Beach City Hall
grounds for performances at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. All
proceeds benefit the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Begging Kixy the clown and the rest of the
show folks to hurry up and get here are, from left,
Anna Maria Elementary School kindergartners
Kayla Boak, Magan McCarrick and Samantha
Foley. Advance tickets at $6 for adults, $4 for
children are available at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, The Islander Bystander, Home
True Value Hardware, Crowder Bros. Hardware and
Island Discount Tackle. The prices will rise to $7
and $5 at the gate. The big top starts going up
between 9 and 10 a.m. Monday morning. Islander
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'Madame Mayor' for a day, anyway
By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
When I told my government teacher I wasn't go-
ing to school on Friday, she did a double take until
I said "I'm going to be the mayor that day."
It was true though at the last Anna Maria Island
Community Center auction The Islander Bystander
publisher, Bonner Presswood, bid on a certificate that
entitled the bearer to one day as Mayor of Holmes
Beach. It was originally intended for my sister, but the
months rolled by and the certificate gathered dust at
Then I had a brainstorm for my civics project: Why
not do a presentation on local government? And what
better way to do a presentation on local government
than by getting some experience? Seizing the certifi-
cate for myself, I proceeded to cash it in and become
... Mayor For The Day.
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger picked
me up at about 7:15 a.m., which believe it or not gave
me a chance to sleep in. (I usually leave for school at
6:30!) He explained our agenda for the day, and we
stopped off at City Hall first to sign pick up papers.
I left with an armload of brochures and booklets
and somehow fit them all in the car as we departed to
the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto for a meeting of
the Economic Development Steering Committee.
Now, right about here, all my friends say "The
what? That sounds reeeeeeaaaaaaaaaallllllllly boring."
But it wasn't I met a lot of people and learned a lot
about where taxpayer money goes. Several spokesper-
sons got up to talk about what their committees were
finding out on items such as infrastructure. I took notes,
ate Danish, and gathered a lot of information to use on
my project. After an hour and a half though, it was time
to get back in the car for another meeting.
This one was a meeting of the Florida League of
Cities. Mayor Bohnenberger briefed me on the way to
Sarasota about some of their goals, and then we talked
about the different types of government through break-
fast. He's very knowledgeable about government dat-
ing back to the earliest days of democracy and it's ob-
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toast, eggs and coffee and adjourned to the next meet-
ing, of which Rich was the leader.
I picked a very good day to be mayor. Besides the
meeting on county economy (which was very informa-
tive) I got to learn about a fascinating subject draft-
ing legislation. Carol Marchner, a lobbyist, was a guest
at the Florida League of Cities meeting, and she gave
a lot of input on some proposed legislation.
Everyone there had some great ideas, and it really
surprised me that they seemed to ask of every detail,
what will the taxpayers think.
Many people think that government officials really
don't care about our opinions, but every mayor and rep-
resentative I met was really concerned with saving us
money. I came away from my day as mayor with a much
different view of our local government and I even made
plans to go back to city hall the following Thursday to
meet the people that make Holmes Beach run.
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Katharine Wight, who
served as "mayor for the
day." Islander Photo:
I met the public works people who are wonderful,
Leslie the city clerk and Brooke the deputy clerk who
make sure everything at the City Hall gets done. I took
a tour of the police department which has me flirting
with the idea of becoming a cop. I think what started
that is the fascinating computer program they have over
there for police composites. It's more accurate than
drawing a suspect and loads more fun. It would
make a good kid's game!
It's a good idea for everyone to get involved in
their government so they know how they're being
represented and also so they can get an idea of what our
I'm planning to make city hall a big hangout spot.
I'll become a watchdog for all those who complain
about the government just so they can see how hard it
is to manage the world. But what else would you ex-
pect from someone who's government teacher has af-
fectionately nicknamed her Madame Mayor?
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Central Library contest for a
The Friends of the Central Library is sponsoring a
contest for all children, ages 5 12, in Manatee County.
Entitled "I Love the Public Library Because ... "
the contest will consist of written essays, poems, draw-
ings, photos or other art work. Every child who enters
will receive a certificate of participation. Winners in
various age groups will receive ribbons and special
All entries must be submitted to the Central Li-
brary Children's Department no later than Tuesday,
April 9, and must include the contestant's name, age,
school and home phone number. Winners will be an-
nounced at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the
Central Library on April 23.
The library is located on the waterfront in down-
town Bradenton, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W.
For more information, contact Marianne Barnebey,
contest organizer, at 749-0810.
Just for Girls announces
spring break registration
Parents of school-aged girls who are concerned
about where to send their children during spring break, With
April 1-5, may register now for the Just for Girls Spring Holmi
Break Program. thing
The Just for Girls location closest to the Island is year-r
3809 59th St. W., Bradenton. There are additional lo-
cations in East Bradenton and Palmetto. The branch is
open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are family, indi-
vidual and scholarship plans available.
For information about enrolling your girls at Just
for Girls, call 747-5757.
MCC hosts open house for
"College Night," an open house for high school
seniors and their parents, will be held at the Manatee
Community College Student Center (Building 300)
from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, on the
Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W.
Representatives from all MCC academic depart-
ments and the Financial Aid Office will be on hand to
supply information and answer questions. Admissions
personnel will process applications. There is a one-time El ei
$15 application fee for first-time students. MCC stu- Freezi
dents will conduct campus tours. Wome
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with softer plantings ripe for spring. In his circle of friends, McKinnon is known as a vernal fellow
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phant Sale draws a big crowd
ing-for-Florida temperatures March 9 helped draw an even larger crowd inside at Roser Church for the
men's Guild's annual White Elephant Sale. Pleased with the results were sale co-chairwomen, from left, Marie
as, Jean Thobe and Margaret Art. This weekend Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the church will
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You be the art critic
If you ever wanted to be an art critic here is your
chance. Members of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island will present a mixed media show of their
works and visitors to the gallery are invited to vote
for their favorite work of art. The exhibit runs from
Sunday, March 24 to April 20. The public is welcome
to the gala opening reception on Sunday, March 24,
from 2 to 4 p.m. Ballots will be available at the
gallery door. First, second and third place ribbons
will be awarded according to public opinion. The
gallery is located at 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Artists Guild
Create 'neat stuff' with pen
and ink at Art League
Local Artist Joe Weider will teach all aspects of
creating "Neat Stuff with Pen and Ink" at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Classes begin Monday, March 25, from 7 to 9 p.m.
and will continue to meet each Monday thereafter.
To register, call the league at 778-2099.
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"The Island's Only Walk-In Clinic"
503 Manatee Ave. W., Suite E, Holmes Beach
Poetry night March 21
at Artists Guild
Coffee and poetry among the art will be offered at
the Artists Guild Gallery in Holmes Beach on Thurs-
day, March 21, at 7 p.m.
Favorite poems and original works will be pre-
sented by local artists and resident poets. An open mike
will be available for aspiring poets. Bring a poem and
a friend or just come to listen.
For more information, call Zoe VonAverkamp at
Palmetto Green Bridge
Festival this weekend
The Palmetto Green Bridge Arts Festival & Re-
gatta will be held at the Palmetto Green Bridge on Riv-
erside Drive in downtown Palmetto on Friday, Satur-
day, and Sunday, March 22, 23 and 24.
A preview of race boats takes place Friday from noon
to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday the all day event will
include an art festival, a hydroplane boat race, live enter-
tainment, food and fun for all ages. A street dance and
festival is scheduled for Saturday night.
Annual student show at
Longboat Art Center
The Longboat Key Art Centerwill present an open-
ing and awards reception for its annual student show to
be held on Sunday, March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The public is invited to attend this juried exhibi-
The show will be held in the main gallery of the
center and will run through April 15.
For more information, call 383-2345.
Longboat chamber hosts
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce and
Longboat Framing Gallerie are cooperating in a special
display of original works by area artists at the
chamber's offices at Whitney Beach Plaza, Longboat
Until Monday, April 1, American impressionist
oils by Charles Davenport and Lucille Blakenship's
pottery will be featured.
For additional information, call Longboat Framing
Gallerie at 383-8914.
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USF Chamber Choir at
The Chamber Choir of the University of South
Florida will present a one hour concert on Sunday,
March 24, at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church,
603 11 th St. W., Bradenton.
The Chamber Choir represents the finest singers of
the 30,000 student body of the university.
Admission is free. A free will offering will be
For more information, call Jim Hawkinson, direc-
tor of music, at the church office at 747-4406.
Enjoy free jazz in the park
On Sunday, March 24, the Jazz Club of Sarasota
will present "Jazz in the Park '96" at Phillippi Creek
Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, from 11 a.m. to 6
Eight groups will perform for 45 minutes each.
The club supplies a large tent, so the concert is a
rain or shine event. Free parking is available and food
and beverages will be available for purchase.
Call the Jazz Club at 366-1552 for more infor-
Acclaimed pianist and
wellness concert at MCC
Critically acclaimed pianist Dr. Eugene Flemm
will give a recital at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in
Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Neel Auditorium is not accessible to all disabled
persons at this time.
For ticket information, call 755-1511, ext. 4240.
Zimmerman Orchestra to
provide big band sound
The Longboat Key Bayfront Park Recreation Cen-
ter will feature the Bob Zimmerman Orchestra, an 11-
piece ensemble specializing in the Big Band sound of
the 1930s and 1940s, in an outdoor concert to be held
from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the center,
4052 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Refreshments will be available.
For ticket and additional information, call the cen-
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Sommelier to Anna Maria
I know it sounds like I'm repeating myself but re-
ally I'm not.
At Beach Bistro, accolades are like additions to the
wine list there's always something new and each
addition is deserving of attention.
The most recent recognition for the little beachfront
bistro in Holmes Beach is the 1996 Wine Enthusiast Res-
taurant Awards from Wine Enthusiast magazine.
"We go beyond the lists to honor excellence in wine
service, storage and creativity," says the table of contents.
Outside the Disney resorts, Beach Bistro is in cozy
company with only eight other restaurants named to the
list in Florida.
Locally, you'll also recognize the Colony Restau-
rant on Longboat Key. Bern's Steakhouse, a landmark
in Tampa, is included as is the modern American favor-
ite, Mise en Place across from the University of Tampa.
"With hundreds of selections, dozens available by
the glass, the wine program here is serious," said the
editors with regard to Mise en Place. Somewhat of an
understatement following on the heels of Bern's with
"200-plus wines by the glass and a gargantuan 6,700-
bottle list. It's almost too much of a good thing."
The editors at Wine Enthusiast took note that
Beach Bistro's "Locals as well as 'snowbirds' flock
here for the fresh house bouillabaisse, grilled hand-cut
steaks and meltaway crab cakes ... easily matched with
an exciting hand-picked wine list.
"Best of all," they said, "You can follow dessert
with a barefoot walk on the beach."
Others named to the Florida list include Mark's
Place in North Miami, Arthur's 27 in Lake Buena
Vista, Pier House Market in Key West and Chef
Allen's in Aventura.
Congratulations (and reservations) are in order for
Beach Bistro owner Sean Murphy. His eclectic tastes
are directly reflected in the wine list, the service and the
menu right down to the mashed potatoes. The beach,
however, was already there.
On the vine
I really didn't need the March 14 news release
from a New York City public relations firm to tell me
it's strawberry season. It says strawberry season is just
around the corner.
Hah. Plant City's strawberry festival is already
over and the stores and roadside vendors have beauti-
ful berries aplenty.
Hunter & Associates letter says our rough winter
has resulted in a decrease in this year's crop, warning
us to encourage readers to purchase the sweet and de-
licious berries while they last. I say purchase strawber-
ries whenever they're fresh and wherever you can.
On a return trip recently from Lake Wales, I
stopped at a couple of roadside stands one for col-
lards and turnips and the other for strawberries.
Ruby's fruit stand was colorful her beckoning
signs stood out on State Road 60 amid the green fields
left and right as we approached Mulberry.
We got a flat of berries from her, enjoyed by many
back at the office. Mine were embellished with
Cointreau. and it's just a shame I didn't take time to
make up a batch of pancakes to enjoy with them.
Used to be I worked very hard at making the best
homemade strawberry jam, dragging my kids out to a
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Ruby's roadside fruit and vegetable
market in Mulberry had traditional folk
art signs that attracted us to stop and
shop ... and got us thinking about
returning to see if Ruby would consider
selling any of her artwork.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
U-pick farm in Ellenton, procuring the necessary can-
ning items, and picking and hulling in preparation for
a year's worth of jam.
Both of my kids have asked recently why I don't
do that anymore. Well, aside from a lack of assistance
from them, the sugar-free, all-fruit jams at the store are
almost as tasty. Easier too.
And now I'm hooked on Palmalito key lime jelly
on an English muffin.
We also picked up some excellent wild honey at
Ruby's little roadside market where Ruby turned out to be
a colorful character herself. I still think about driving back
to see if she'll sell me at least one of her roadside signs.
Meanwhile, Gib (our resident Cracker columnist)
and Madeline Bergquist's recommendations for cook-
ing the collards and turnips turned out fantastically.
Amish bacon and ham hocks with sauteed onions and
beaucoup garlic made country fixin's taste gourmet
good. They lasted long enough to be enjoyed with the
St. Patty's Day corned beef.
Gig reminded me later that he likes to drink the
excess "pot liquor" from his greens in a cup. I guess
Gib's next book will be a cookbook "The Cracker
Chef' complete with his anecdotes. Before we know
it he'll be on PBS in a fancy kitchen just like Justin
Maybe he'd like a ride over to Mulberry this week-
end to visit Ruby ...
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Tues Fri Noon to 7
Open Jam Thurs. 7- C/ose with Nick Macina
Sue Griffin on guitar Fri.
Dance to Talisman Sat & Sun.
Easter & Passover
Dinners To Go
From Harry's Deli
Weekend Dinner Specials
Soft Shell Crabs with Warm Sesame
Vinaigrette & Sauteed Asian Apple Slaw, $19.95
Chicken Breast with Proscuitto, Ham, Spinach
& Tomato in a Garlic Cream Sauce
over Pasta, $17.95
Special Sushi Combination
Fish & Tenderloin, $21.95
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Turn at the Longboat Observer, Longboat Key
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MARCH 21, 1996, 1996 N PAGE 21 IP
MCC to feature folkloric
dance March 20
Folkloric dance performances will be an additional
treat at the Fifth Annual Multicultural Feast to be held
on Wednesday, March 20, at Manatee Community
College Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W.
Xochikedzalli dancers will perform traditional
Mexican and other ethnic dances between 11 a.m. and
1 p.m. while exotic foods will be served cafeteria style
in the MCC Student Center.
The Multicultural Feast is open to the public.
For ticket and additional information, call 755-
1511, ext. 4242.
Joan Rivers makes Van
Emmy Award-winning comedienne, author, ac-
tress, playwright and television talk show hostess Joan
Rivers will ask her trademark question, "Can we talk?,"
when she makes her Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
debut on Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m.
Opening the show will be jazz piano great Kick
Hyman and his ensemble.
Call the Van Wezel Box office at 953-3368 for
'Bubbling Brown Sugar' at
"Bubbling Brown Sugar," with book by Lofton
Mitchell, based on a concept by Rosetta LeNorie, will
open at the Sarasota Players on Thursday, March 21,
at 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23,
also at 8 p.m.
The show takes its audience on a musical tour of
Harlem when the society crowd from "downtown"
went "uptown" to spots like the Cotton Club to dis-
cover music from the caliber of performers like Duke
Ellington and Cab Calloway.
The Players is located at 9th Street and U.S. 41 in
Call 365-2494 for ticket cost and information.
AID seeks donations
All Island Denominations is now accepting do-
nations to the Rev. Frank W. Hutchison Scholarship
Fund for professional and vocational training. The
scholarship was established in 1995 to honor the
former 17-year pastor of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church and to enable worthy individuals to fi-
nance their higher education.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Scholarship
Fund may mail a donation to All Island Denomina-
tions, P.O. Box 305, Anna Maria, FL 34216. For ad-
ditional information, contact AID President Virginia
Heatley at 778-7095.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will meet
on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel
United Methodist Church, 5115 44th Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Jim Beever, wildlife biology scientist with
Florida Game and Freshwater Fish commission, will
speak about the Florida wildlands.
Sarasota's Andrew Owens Jr., chief judge of the
Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court, will be the guest
speaker at a 10 a.m. coffee on Friday, March 22, held
by the Longboat Key Republican Club, Federated, in
the Sun Trust Bank, 510 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key.
No reservations are necessary.
Pridefest 1996 will sponsor Polo & Pride at the
Sarasota Polo Club on Sunday, March 24, from 11:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. featuring a tailgate movie theme with
prizes given out the day of the event. The club is lo-
cated off 1-75 at exit 40, go east on University Parkway
and follow directional signs. Cost: $5. Information:
The Sho Fu Bonsai Society of Sarasota will
present its annual Show and Sale in the Selby Gar-
dens Activities Center on Saturday and Sunday,
March 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event
includes the gardens' admission price of $6 for
adults and $3 for children ages 6 through 11. Infor-
The AIDS Council of Manatee will present an
evening at the Asolo Theater for a performance of
the "Taming of the Shrew" to be held Wednesday,
March 27, at the Asolo, 555 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota, at 8 p.m. Ticket information: 753-4882.
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary will hold a
flea market on Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. (rain date Sunday, March 24) at the sanctu-
ary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island,
Sarasota. Collectibles, crafts, antiques and food will
be offered. Information: 388-4444.
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Anna Maria School track meet results
Anna Maria Elementary held its 1996 School Track
Meet to see who will represent the school at the Manatee
County Track Meet to be held Friday, March 22, at Tiger
Stadium at Palmetto High School. The results are:
9 & Under Scot Vensel 1:26.50; Mark Sankey
1:26.69; Sam Lott 1:32
10 Years Daniel VanAndel 1:27; Aaron
Lowman 1:29; Josh Fleming 1:31
11 12 Years Ryan Quigley 1:25, Jeremy
LeGrand 1:28; Teddy Sadorski 1:29
9 & Under Hannah Brickse 1:38; Ashley Allgire
1:43; April Berra 2:09
10 Years Chana Cannon 1:31; Kim Shenk 1:37;
Ginny Mazza 1:53
11 12 Years Abby Dahlquist 1:40; Genna
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9 & Under Mark Sankey 7.95; Hunter Green
8.04; Peter Dowling 8.06
10 Years Aaron Lowman 7.80; Robby Ball
7.84; Ryan Mijares 8.07
11 12 Years Ryan Quigley 7.54; Teddy
Sadorski 7.48; Josh Sankey and Stephen Yencho 7.75
50 Yard Dash Girls
9 & Under Skylar Purcell 8.04; Jamie Gregorich
8.30; Shaileah Pittman 8.40
10 Years McKenzie Wilkins 7.5; Amy
VanWingerden 7.68; Kim DiPoalo 7.72
11 12 Years Laura Wusterman 8.09; Kelly
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9 & Under Hunter Green 9.70; Scot Vensel
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10 Years Daniel VanAndel 9.44; Ryan Mijares
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11 12 Years Mark Rudicille 147'; Stephen
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10 Years Kim DiPoala 87'; Stephanie Chewing
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11 12 Years Cindy Connelly 82'; Kelly Cobb
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10 Years Daniel VanAndel 6' 6"; Josh Fleming
5'10"; Joe Pawlyk 5'8"
11 12 Years Jimmy Mazza 6'9"; Teddy
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Standing Broad Jump Girls
9 & Under Jamie Gregorich 5'7"; Jessica
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Zeinah Waliagha 5'5"
10 Years Shymyr Spry 6'3"; Katie Howard
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11 12 Years Brittany Parker 6'; Abby
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9 & Under Mark Sankey 9'3 1/2"; Chris Nelsen
9'3"; Scot Vensel 9'1"
10 Years Aaron Lowman 10"; Ryan Mijares
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 21, 1996, 1996 0 PAGE 23 BiG
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending March 8. The
children's name are listed left to right. Kneeling are Evan Pattison, Katrina Lathrop and Kimberly Kuizon.
Second row are Dylan Quattromani, Donny Anderson, James Snider, Linda Nguyen and Sean Pittman. Back
row are Ian Frederickson, Teddy Sadorski, Aron Yates, Johanna Cannon and Mallory Hoatland.
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Lunch: Chili or Mini-Chef Salad, Cornbread,
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Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, Corn,
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 12, criminal mischief, 307 Pine. The com-
plainant reported a person unknown broke two win-
dows in the business.
March 13, assistance, 100 block of Seagrape
Lane. The officer attempted to contact the elderly resi-
dent at her daughter's request and got no response at
the door. He observed the resident in the bedroom and
noted she appeared to be very ill. He and another of-
ficer summoned EMS and removed the pins from the
door so emergency workers could enter. The resident
was transported to the hospital.
March 9, retail theft of $25 in gasoline, 2513 Gulf
Drive N., Circle K.
March 9, burglary to a structure, 100 block of
Seventh Street North. The complainant reported a per-
son unknown pried the door lock, entered the business,
pried open a cash register drawer and removed $10 in
change. Damages were $250.
March 9, domestic battery, 2400 block of Avenue
B. The victim said the suspect was wrestling with his
friends. When she asked them to stop, they got into an
argument and he slapped her in the face and left the
residence. The suspect was located and placed in cus-
March 10, battery, 1701 Gulf Drive North, Island
Inn. The victim and suspect had an altercation while
driving west on Cortez Road, said the report. The vic-
tim followed the suspect to the Island Inn.
According to the victim, when the suspect exited
the vehicle, she approached him and asked if there was
a problem. He began yelling at her about her driving,
told her to get back in her vehicle and pushed her.to-
ward her vehicle. She said when she began to defend
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herself, the suspect threw her to the ground. A compan-
ion of the suspect ran over and told him to stop. The
suspect, companion and three others left the area.
The suspect's vehicle was located using tag infor-
mation supplied by the victim. The suspect and wit-
nesses said the victim was yelling obscenities at the
suspect and as she approached him, he put his arms out
to stop her. She then attempted to kick him in the groin.
In an effort to keep her from getting hurt, he placed her
on the ground, he said. The suspect and companions
left the area.
The victim filed a complaint and it was forwarded
to the state attorney's office.
March 13, burglary to an automobile, 100 block
of 10th Street North. The complainant reported he
parked his vehicle and left the top off. Upon his return,
a planner, credit cards, a cassette case containing 25
cassettes and $1,400 in cash were missing.
March 8, grand larceny, 202 52nd St., Holmes
Beach Marina. The complainant reported two motors
valued at $20,030 were removed from two boats stored
on the lot in front of the business. During the process
of removal, one boat's cables and hydraulic lines val-
ued at $2,500 were cut and the other boat was chipped
March 8, Marchman Act, 3900 block of Sixth
Avenue. The officer found a white female wandering
in traffic. She did not know her phone number or ad-
dress and was placed in custody under the Marchman
March 9, battery, 3200 East Bay Drive, Anna
Maria Island Center. The victim reported he was
stopped before pulling out of the shopping center when
two subjects on bicycles rode past and the handlebars
of one subject's bicycle scratched his vehicle. He got
out to speak to the subject who got defensive, grabbed
him by the neck and threw him backward, said the vic-
tim. The subject was not found.
March 9, traffic, 4300 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer was investigating a hit and run crash and a wit-
ness said he followed the suspect to Anna Maria where
the vehicle was abandoned. The officer impounded the
The next day, the suspect responded to the police
department and said he was the driver but left the scene
because he didn't think there was any damage. He was
issued three citations.
March 10, DWLS, resisting without violence,
30th Street and Avenue E. The officer stopped a ve-
hicle for an inoperative head lamp and the driver fled.
He was found hiding behind a shed and placed in cus-
tody. He said he fled because his driver's license was
suspended. He was issued citations for the head lamp
and not wearing his seatbelt.
March 10, DUI, 5900 block of Marina Drive. The
officer observed the driver, Susan Chakos, 34, of
Bradenton, cross the center line, drive off the roadway
and drive in the wrong lane, causing another vehicle to
pull off the road. He stopped her vehicle, and she re-
fused to take field sobriety tests and was placed in cus-
March 10, burglary, 200 block of 71st Street, The
complainant reported a guitar valued at $1,000 was
removed from his residence.
March 11, found property a bicycle, 200 block
of South Harbor Drive.
March 13. domestic violence, 2800 block of Av-
enue E. The complainant reported her neighbors were
arguing loudly. When the officer arrived he heard the
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suspect screaming that he would strike the victim if she
didn't answer him. The officer entered the residence
announcing his presence. He observed the suspect
screaming at the victim, a kitchen chair overturned,
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New officers on the bridge
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron recently held elections for the 1996-97 year. The new bridge
officers for the squadron are, left to right, Brewster Seewald of Holmes Beach, treasurer; Albert
Rohrbach of Bradenton, executive officer; Kenneth Miller of Parrish, post commander; Eugene
Lieberman of Bradenton, education officer; Richard Harrison of Bradenton, administrative officer; and
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The suspect said he threw things when he learned the
victim was planning to leave the area without him. The
victim said she feared he would throw her down the stairs.
The officer noted he had responded in the past to violent
domestic arguments between the pair. Fearing further vio-
lence, he placed the suspect in custody.
March 12, domestic violence, 500 block of 72nd
Street The victim reported the suspect returned to the resi-
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and threw her to the floor. The suspect then went to sleep.
The officer awoke him and placed him in custody.
March 13, noise, 5702 Marina Drive, Turtle's Bar
and Grill. The officer responded to a noise complaint
and requested the music be turned down. When he re-
ceived another noise complaint, he noted the problem
is created when the door is opened.
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Government shaftings for
By Bob Ardren
Cortez, our old and good neighbor to the east, was
the subject of a prominent story in Sunday's Miami
Herald. "Cortez Reeling," they called it, "Life after net
ban a sad struggle for livelihood."
As he re-told the familiar-to-locals history of his-
toric Cortez, Herald writer and columnist Michael
Browning sprinkled the article with facts outlining the
decline in the Village of Cortez. For example, at last
month's annual village celebration they had to use fro-
zen mullet for the justly famous Cortez hot dogs.
Karen Bell of Bell Fish Co. related that her family
business is down 50 percent and she's had to lay off
five employees. But the big picture Browning drew is
of a small society devastated by the loss of an indus-
try commercial fishing that sustained the village
for five and six generations.
One aspect of local history I wasn't aware of in-
volves the "ecological atrocities," according to the
Herald, that were committed by the U.S. military lo-
cally during World War II. It told of using mangrove
islands as bombing targets behavior that would
make conservationists blanch these days.
Browning makes the point that golf courses and
condominiums are moving ever closer to Cortez, im-
The Pittsburgh Pirates are scheduled to play
two at-home games this week at McKechnie
Field, 1750 9th St. W., Bradenton.
On Saturday March 23, the Pirates will play
against Kansas City, followed by a game with the
St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, March 27.
All games begin at 1:05 p.m.
Box seats are $8.50/reserved, $8/general
Call the box office at 748-4610 for more
plying that it's just a matter of time until the historic
village will be gone, replaced by a sort of Longboat
What's happening in Cortez these days isn't pretty.
People out of work, old values being thrown to the
winds and the creeping realization that once again, as
is so often true in Florida, the big money will win out.
Atop the front page of the second section of
Sunday's Herald is a picture of my old friend Alcee
Taylor, 73, holding a large sign declaring "Cast your
nets & feed the multitudes!"
God bless you and yours, Alcee.
Sport fishers shafted, too
It isn't like Florida government to just picks on
commercial fishers, the Legislature is in session and
preparing to do a job on sport fishers, too.
Remember back in 1989 when the saltwater fish-
ing license was enacted with solemn promises the fees
collected would go toward research and fisheries en-
hancement? Oh well, remember how people believed
lottery money would go to education just because
the government said it would?
Yep, they're getting ready to do it to us again.
The House Appropriations Committee in the "Holy
City" of Tallahassee has voted overwhelmingly to re-
move the spending restraints on saltwater fishing li-
Originally, at least 30 percent of the fees were to
go to fishery enhancement, no less than 30 percent to
research and no more than 30 percent to law enforce-
ment. The rest would go to places like the Marine Fish-
No more, if the Legislature has its way with the
more than $15 million collected on saltwater licenses
It's not a sure thing, of course, but then nothing is
in the Florida Legislature until the final day. I suggest
you "drop a dime" on our local lawmakers and tell 'em
exactly what you think about the state threatening to
break another promise to its citizens. Hey, it doesn't
even cost a dime to make a phone call from home.
all this year
Red tide update
I've had some fun making light of local officials
declaring a "war on red tide." It just sounds so much
like ol' King Olaf or whoever [Editor's Note: It's King
Canute] trying to order back the tides. But maybe it's
time to reconsider my attitude.
No, the phrase "war on red tide" is as absurd as
ever, but the stuff is getting to be a real menace locally.
It doesn't ever seem to completely go away anymore.
And nobody knows why. Or if it ever really did go
away. Or if it's really bad or good for the environment.
Or what causes outbreaks. Or what ends them.
Parts of Sarasota Bay, New Pass particularly,
seem to have resident red tide patches year 'round
these days. Capt.. Jonnie Walker, dean of the
Sarasota guide corps and a person who's spent the
last 25 years on local waters, says he feels a big red
tide season coming this summer.
Walker says it has a running start this spring and
he feels more coming in his bones.
Let's all hope that he's wrong, but hoping doesn't
ever change much.
So if nothing else, the so-called "war on red
tide" might fund enough research to help us under-
stand more about this world-wide phenomenon a
phenomenon that seems to be striking us harder and
more often than ever.
So go ahead and giggle as these puffing politicians
declare their hopes of somehow wiping out red tide, but
let's also support their efforts to carry out research
helping us better understand the events.
Manatee toll climbs
As of press time some 51 dead manatees have
washed ashore in the area south of here, mainly be-
tween Englewood and Sanibel Island, since March 5.
So far there are no clear answers as to what's hap-
pening, and you can be sure we'll pass along any-
thing we hear.
If you spot a manatee in distress, call the Florida
Marine Patrol at 1-800-DIAL-FMP.
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Snook starting to show; pompano in passes
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook are starting to show up and, although the
reports are still scattered, the linesiders are starting
to move around. Redfish action continues good near
the Island, and pompano are moving through the
passes. Offshore anglers haven't had too much luck
getting out into the Gulf due to the weather, but the
weekend promises to be calmer.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
are catching pompano, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fish-
ers are bringing in lots of big sheepshead, a few mack-
erel and some snook.
Georgia at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier
said fishers there have been catching Spanish mackerel,
sheepshead, pompano, amberjack, trout, snook and
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of sand perch, Key West
grunts and black sea bass. The six-hour trips averaged
175 head of vermilion, lane and gray snapper and black
sea bass. The nine-hour trips averaged 25 head of black
grouper and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Sue and John
Sharp of Holmes Beach hooked five snook and 15 red-
fish during a charter last week, as well as a scattering
of trout and flounder. Other charters are bringing in
reds and speckled trout, he added.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are catching some nice-sized snook and reds.
Capt. Rick Gross said sheepshead, bluefish and a
few snook in the canals have been his best fishing bets.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching
snook in the canals and trout on the seagrass flats.
On my boat Magic we've been catching lots and
lots of sheepshead, some up to six pounds, as well as
some pompano, whiting and redfish on warmer days.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been bringing in reds
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's heard
more and more reports about white bait starting to show
up. There are also good reports of snook and reds in the
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
March 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a tug with a barge
aground and taking on water in Anna Maria Sound. A
Coast Guard boat responded, boarded the vessel and
assisted with its refloating the next day.
March 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled pleasure craft
near the Tom Adams Bridge. The vessel was able to
paddle to port.
March 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
canals, lots of sheepies near the docks and bridges and
trout on the flats. There is fair grouper fishing offshore
if the winds and seas allow, Bill added.
Good luck and good fishing.
Cortez received a report from a Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel that it was towing a disabled pleasure craft from
the Ringling Bridge to Centennial Park.
March 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez responded to a call from a sailboat aground in
Sarasota Bay, possibly with people in the water. A
search of the area revealed no disabled vessel or people
March 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call from Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers
of an adrift Hobie Cat. A passing boater towed the vessel
ashore and turned it over to Charlotte County officials.
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Men's softball results
Tuesday, March 12, saw Cafe on the Bay from
Longboat Key travel to Bradenton to play a double-
header against Shells Restaurant.
After game one, it was Cafe on the Bay 20-12 as
Shells made many errors. Game two saw Shells play-
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Island real estate sales
103 Tern, Anna Maria, an elevated canalfront
3,058 sfla 4bed/4bath/2car home built in 1985 on a
75x100 lot, was sold 2/13/96, Soper to Westerman, for
$220,000; list unknown.
2905 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,420
sfla 3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1971 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 2/16/96, Eason & Moody to Tapp, for
$335,000; list unknown.
2917 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,040
sfla 2bed/2bath/3car home built in 1979 on a 50x105
lot, was sold 2/8/96, Herrera to Laford, for $133,500;
308 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a ground level 1,662
sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1976 on a 72x116 lot,
was sold 2/12/96, Curley & Blanco to Stern & Moore,
for $152,000; list $159,900.
404 71st St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 2,051
sfla 4bed/2bath/lcp duplex built in 1964 on a 90x92
lot, was sold 2/12/96, Wickwire to Martire, for
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519 71st St, Holmes Beach, a ground level 1,300 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1961 on a 100x130 lot, was
sold 2/14/96, Dillon to Allen, for $291,000; list unknown.
6005 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 216 Playa
Encantada, an elevated 920 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1983, was sold 2/9/96, Pike to Anderson, for
$115,000; list unknown.
6309 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5 North Beach Vil-
lage, an elevated attached townhouse of 3bed/2bath/
2car built on its own lot in 1988, was sold 2/14/96,
Faarup to Jopp, for $157,000; list unknown.
6808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated lake
front attached townhouse of 932 sfla with 2bed/lbath/
Icar built in 1985 on a 37x104 lot, was sold 2/16/96,
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9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
Serving the Island from the
same location since 1970.
6101 Marina Drive -.Holmes Beach
KEY ROYALE Canalfront home on
large lot with garage, 3BR/2B, tile
roof. Fabulous community with
homeowners association. $215,000.
WATERFRONT 4-plex in Anna Maria
with natural walkway, dock and steps
leading to prime north end beaches.
Great rental investment! $349,000.
BEACH BUNGALOW Three houses
from the beach, 2BR with den/study
area and enclosed lanai. $247,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2B water-
front unit with private boat dock, up-
dated kitchen, carport and more.
CANALFRONT HOME Great room
with open kitchen recently remodeled.
4BR/2B, Florida room with sunny
southern views. $229,000;
BAYFRONT HOME with fabulous
views where the gulf and bay meet.
2BR/2B with den and great room.
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.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
townhouse with 2 car garage, large
storage area or craft room, 3BR/2B.
Homeowners Warranty. $156,500.
CANALFRONT home renovated in '93,
private backyard with views of natural
mangrove preserve. 2BR/2B, large open
kitchen with breakfast bar. $269,000.
CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME with WATERS EDGE Condominium. Gulf ATTACHED island villa. Newly built,
panoramic water views, wrap around front complex, turnkey furnished unit, close to beach. 3BR/2B each side, tile
deck, large custom kitchen and more. great rental potential, lots of parking. floors, lots of storage and parking.
$349,000. $184,900. $149,900 each side.
RUNAWAY BAY Condominium
across street from great walking
beach. Perfect for the investor look-
ing for rental property $79,500.
CANALFRONT HOME Spacious 4 or
5BR/3B with indoor pool and expan-
sive lanai overlooking private man-
grove preserve. 70' dock. $334,000.
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PERICO SPECIAL! 2BR/2B condo BAY PALMS BEAUTY lovely up- DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO- SPACIOUS Canalfomt home with PERICO BAY CLUB St. Barts model
with carport and lanai has fabulous dated home with circular drive, large MINIUMS in Shell Cove several to boat dock. Cathedral ceilings with with garage, 2BR/2B, many upgrades
waterviews. Complex includes pool, patio with trellis roof and many fruit choose from, all with unobstructed exposed beams in family room, huge and decoratorfumishings. Tile floors,
clubhouse and more. $89,900. trees. Reduced to $164,900. views of the gulf and miles of wide master bedroom. $179,900. cathedral ceilings. $149,900.
walking beach. From $104,900.
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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS!
Our marketing efforts have proven successful and al-
S most all of our properties are full! If you have ever
considered renting your home, condo or duplex,
-...- please call the team who have the experience to pro-
vide you with the kind of service you expect Peggy
Waddell and Marguerite Sandmaier to discuss the
benefits of exceptional property management.
Peggy Waddell Marquerite Sandmaier
Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.
610- 1 Marina Drie Holmes Beach
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
This affordable duplex features 1 bedroom, 1 bath
on each side and is tucked away on a secluded
street in the village of Anna Maria within easy walk-
ing distance to both Bay and Gulf. Super income
property! Priced at $163,500.
This immaculate, owner occupied 4 bedroom, 2
bath duplex is located in charming Anna Maria Vil-
lage on the preferred west side of Gulf Drive. Fea-
tures include new central air and heat on both
sides, new roof, and sprinkler system on private
well. Good money maker. Retire with income!
Priced at $230,000.
Don't miss these 2 beautifully maintained, high and dry
duplexes offering a total of 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
and 5 parking spaces, all within a stone's throw of the
glistening Gulf of Mexico.
Amenities include hardwood floors in 3 units, ceiling fans
in all living and bedrooms, plus a spacious private owner's
apartment with sunny office, laundry facilities and central
vacuum system. A super investment at only $350,000.
Take early seaside retirement with income.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
"Ba *; T S- Eff M L "
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Guilford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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508 77th Street
4 bedroom canalfront home with
indoor/outdoor pool, office, fire-
place and 70' dock. $334,000
Lovely Anna Maria canalfront
home, completely renovated. 2
bedrooms, den, large bright
kitchen and much more.
$269 9. C$259,000.
Call Chris Shaw
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
WAGNER REALTY '
\ /' 778-2246
"The best news"- The Islander Bystander
CALL HELEN WHITE
778-2261 778-6956 eves
3BR/2BA home. Caged pool, boat dav-
its on canal side. Large lot, room to ex-
pand. Cul-de-sac, private. $395,000.
Turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA condo.
Heated pool, tennis, garage, on-site
manager, fabulous beach. $169,900.
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Just listed 2BR/2BA furnished home
with pool and boat dock in Island's best
area of fine homes. $229,000.
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2BR/2BA large sunny condo. Carport,
heated pool, gorgeous walking beach,
central Holmes Beach. $227,000.
Call HELEN WHITE 778-2261
605C Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach
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DICK MAHER -
Dick has been a major ...-
player in the Island Real Es-
tate industry for over 10
years, and is one of Neal &
Neal's Top Producers.
Call anytime for a consultation.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
W,, :) Household
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
This 3BR elevated home is located on sail-
boat water within walking distance to the
beach in Anna Maria. Split bedroom plan
with great room. Just reduced to $199,500.
LOVELY MODERN HOME
3BR/2BA newer home in great family neigh-
borhood, complete with boat dock. Vaulted
ceilings and large screened porch. Offered
Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive L P 0 Box 717E Ana Mada, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Fresh mullet for sale!
4ore than a mullet Wrapper
100% Cotton $10 including sales tax
5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941 /778 7978
Holmes Beach $125,000
2BR, well maintained bungalow near
school. Only 2 blocks to Gulf, steps to Bay.
Call LORETTA FITTl* 951-4022
Coldwell Banker Res. R/E., Inc.
lot on KEY ROYALE
SAN JUAN ... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA, room
for addition/pool. #DY67938. $137,500.
MARTINIQUE ... top floor 2BR/2BA w/Gulf & Bay views.
$189,900. Also 3BR/3BA $196,900.
WESTBAY COVE ... 2BR/2BA bayfront complex, htd.
pool, tennis, walk to beach. $133,900.
BAYVIEW 9 unit Bed & Breakfast. $392,000.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
LOT ... NW prime residential area in a community of
luxury homes. $41,900.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
Real Estate Lecturer NYU
r i jBiographed in Who's
*, Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais
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Impressive 3BR/2BA deep water canalfront home. 2,283 sq.
ft. of living area and 4,167 sq. ft. under roof. Views of Tampa
Bay from large gourmet kitchen (2 ovens, Jenn-Aire range,
center island work station with sink, etc.). 6 plus car enclosed
garage under house. Alaskan Rock fireplace in spacious,
bright living room overlooking canal. Just repainted. Move-
in condition. #MA65826. $325,000.
Interested in selling, listing
I M or renting your property?
Call a professional today!
A, (941)778-3395 after hours
JUST REDUCED ... West of Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach. 2BR/1BA zoned duplex. 100x100 corner
lot. Steps to the beach. Room to add on or go up.
MAKE AN OFFER! #67226. $139,900. Call Carol
S. Heinze, 778-7246.
OLD FASHIONED CHARM ... neat and clean 3BR/
2BA home with hardwood floors, painted Island
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
furnished units available
"Now through Season"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
Debbie Dial Rr Ik Gulfstream
Leasing Manager l 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
LeasingHOLMES BEACH, FL.
GREAT VALUE .
Perico Pointe Villa 2BR/
2BA with garage & many
Call Marilyn Trevethan for
.Seruing the Island
From the same
location since 1 970.
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
 MIS LS 1-800-865-0800
Fax: 941- 778-3035
MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD...Open floor plan with bayviews,
pool with spa. #KS66278. $895,000.
WEST WINDS...2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with heated pool.
PERICO BAY...3BR/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 ... 3BR/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 ... 2BR/2BA turnkey, fabulous views and
steps to beach. #KS68414. $179,900.
LOT ... 50x100 Island Bayview lot available. Build your own
home. #KS11510. $80,000.
LOT... with Key-West style home to be constructed. 3 BR/2BA.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION...
3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling in liv-
ing room, breakfast bar and din-
ing area. Large deck across the
back with a great view of the
SGulf of Mexico. #67898.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
A RARE FIND! Anna Maria City
near Bean Point. 3BR/2.5BA home
featuring stone front fireplace, Mexi-
can tile in kitchen, jacuzzi in M/B,
thermal windows throughout,
Peachtree sliding doors and peak
views of the Gulf. #12723. $249,000.
Roni McCuddin Price
colors. Short walk to Gulf and Bay. #12560.
$149,300. Call Carol S. Heinze, 778-7246.
ANNA MARIA ... canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built
quality constructed with boat dock and very private
backyard. Large pantry, built in kitchen appliance
center and many extras. #12760. $249,000. Call T.
Dolly Young, eves 778-5427.
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The Prudential Florida Realty
5340-1 Gulf D.rive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 718-0766
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BOOKS. GREAT BOOKS of Western World. 54 vol-
umes, like new. $100 OBO. 778-7033 or 778-8410.
MEN'S MARUMAN IRONS 3 through sand wedge.
Excellent condition. Original cost $2,700, will take
$1,000. Phone 794-3991.
NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
the Gulf Coast's most unusual store of marine decor
& gifts. 12304 Cortez Road W. 795-5756. Week days
9 6. Weekends 10 5.
WURLITZER ORGAN, excellent location, small,
approx. 15 years old. $75 OBO. Save Anna Maria,
Inc., Joy Courtney, 778-5405.
GLASS EASTER EGGS, Chinese reverse hand
painted. 3" $7, 4" $10, 5" $14. Includes silk box and
rosewood stand. Delicate and beautiful. Also rose-
wood altar and corner chair M.O.P. inlay. $425 -
$195. L 36", h 28 ", w 16". 778-7371.
COSTUME JEWELRY, clip earrings, kitchen ware,
linens, sofa, floor lamp, artist supplies, professional
easel, stained glass supplies, original art, frames,
shop vac, leaf blower, tools, misc. Sat, Mar. 23, 8 -
2. 221 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE. Furniture, household items, cloth-
ing, toys, pictures, etc. Priced to sell. Fri. & Sat., Mar.
22 & 23, 9 4. 102 Gull Drive, Anna Maria.
TREASURES OF A PACKRAT. Collectibles, jewelry,
some antiques, household items big and small. Fri. &
Sat., Mar. 22 & 23, 9 3. 9405 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.
MULTI FAMILY GARAGE sale. Lots of miscella-
neous treasures. Sat., Mar. 23, 8 1. Baronet Lane,
Key Royale, Holmes Beach. Be there.
GARAGE SALE name brand clothes. 2 4 T, girls 12
- 14, boys 10- 12, girls 6- 8, women, computer,
software, videos, no junk. Sat., Mar. 23.318 Tarpon.
BELOVED CAT, a very shy, frightened male cat.
Gray, spot of white on breast. Neutered, declawed.
Reward. May answer to Smokey. 209B 83rd St.
area. 778-1781 or 778-2373.
IRISH THROW OR ROBE left at Bayside Park in
Anna Maria. Green and white. Call 778-9438.
MANATEE UNITARIAN Universalist Fellowship,
Sunday service & Sunday school: 10:30 am. March
24: Guest speaker, Rabbi Sanford Saperstein, "too
soon old, too soon wise." Music: the Strezev Family
trio. This trio recently performed at the Van Wezel.
All are cordially welcomed. Refreshments follow. 322
15th Street West, downtown Bradenton. For informa-
tion and listings of week time activities and programs,
please call 749-5036 or 749-0067.
SELF EMPLOYED individual and families and small
business owners. Save up to 30% on your health
insurance premiums. Call Arnold 794-0567.
BINGO EVERY THURSDAY at 7 pm. 3 cards $1.50.
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd and
Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home
with constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House
calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
1983 DELORIAN $10,000 OBO. 778-4523.
1992 HONDA ACCORD DX. Automatic, A/C, cas-
sette player, very clean. Less than 13,000 miles.
$13,000. Available Apr. 18. 778-2054.
1986 HONDA CRX SI. Black, 5-speed, sunroof, am-
fm cassette. Single owner. No repairs needed, good
Dunlop tires. $3,000. 778-0309.
1984 HONDA PRELUDE 5-speed, sunroof. 65,000
miles, top condition. Detailed every 3 months. New
tires. Drives like new. $4,000 OBO. 778-7978.
INSIDE AUTO STORAGE. Fully insured, space lim-
ited. Call 723-3378 to reserve. Mon. Fri., 9 5.
OCEAN KAYAK Scrambler. $300 firm. Sells new for
$500. Extras. 778-2776, mornings.
21' SAILBOAT, needs work $700 OBO. 778-6965.
SERVERS, COCKTAILS, BUSSERS, host, dishwash-
ers, broilers, saut6 cooks.. Apply in person. Buccaneer
Inn, 595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key.
WAIT STAFF NEEDED for lunch time and evenings
and experienced line cook. Apply in person.
Longboat Tavern, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK.
RETAIL SALES help wanted. Non smokers only.
Apply at 10010 Gulf Drive.
RESTAURANT STEADY, outgoing personality.
Good organizational skills for reservations and cleri-
cal. Standard work hours 9:30 3:30, Mon. Fri. Call
between 1:30 3 only. 383-0495.
AFTER SCHOOL HELP needed for exercising physi-
cally handicapped child. No experience necessary.
Must be dependable. 778-4473, leave message.
NICE PART TIME JOB as mother's helper. Light
housekeeping/cooking. Mon. Fri. 3 6 pm. $7 hr.
Must love kids, be organized, non smoker with
driver's license and have references. Call 778-0040.
ANNA MARIA BICYCLE/BEACH style gift shop for
sale. Business and real estate included. Large cor-
ner lot, very visible location. Call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate 778-6066.
BOOK & GIFT STORE. Turnkey business, excel-
lent location in central Holmes Beach. $54,900.
GREAT TEMPORARY OPPORTUNITY for experi-
enced live-in nanny/housekeeper. Escape the heat
this summer and work in New England. We're look-
ing for someone special who loves children and is
responsible and energetic to come to Conn. with us
from June August. Good salary. Non smokers and
non drinkers only. Must have driver's license and
references. Call 778-0040.
I CARE ASSISTANCE with TLC. Sitter, housekeep-
ing, laundry, meal prep, cooking. Excellent refer-
ences, reasonable rate. Dottie 795-1832.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
INCOME TAX SERVICE. Over 30 years experience.
Call Pat Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
INCOME TAX SERVICE Call Laurie Miller at 778-2844.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk ... whatever your
hauling needs. Call Eddie 0. 792-1693.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE de-
pendable cleaning services for homes, offices, con-
dos and rentals. Call Rick 778-2864.
IVORY'S TREE SERVICE, specializing in large trees
and palms. We also do lawns, landscaping and haul-
ing. Call Dina 778-2259 or 778-3085.
ISLAND AUTO/TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
'SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Experience professional cleaning. Residen-
tial & commercial. Homes, condos, rentals and busi-
nesses. Excellent references. Call for estimate or
appointment. Beverly 778-1945.
CARPET, VINYL, TILE. Sold, installed and repaired.
Free estimates, excellent prices. All workmanship guar-
anteed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
BABYSITTER. HOLMES BEACH mom provides safe,
fun, caring environment. 24 hours, 7 days. Infants wel-
come. Easter and summer vacations too. 778-2234.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
PRO CLEAN professional carpet & furniture clean-
ing. See the difference with our powerful mobile
cleaning plant. Quick-dry system. Satisfaction guar-
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
O professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER IE VERMIETUNGEN
LA Tll. Professionell ZuverlAssig2 Unkompliziert
Wir betreuen lhre Immobilie wie unsere Eigene.
Unser deutscher Kundenstamm spricht dafOr.
STEAL THIS ONE! NEWLY LISTED! Ich free mich auf Ahren Anruf.
This 1 BR/1iBA duplex in north Holmes Beach has Three duplexes only four houses from beach in choice
just been reduced to $119,900. Cute as a button Anna Maria location! Two bedroom units with two fullyfur-21 John Michaels
with unlimited rental potential. This is TRULY nished and excellent rental history. Create your own mini 779-1101
THE ISLAND'S "BEST BUY". resort with the addition of a pool! Asking $650,000.
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986. Doug DOUG
Fran Maxon r- -Realtya,
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER MARIE, REAL ES-AE778-1222
SALES AND RENTALS ... REALTY 778-1222
9701 Gulf Drive. P OBox 717.Anma Maia. FL 34216 "We ARE the Island."
FAX# 778-7035 9605 Gulf Drive PO Box l35 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307 1_800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941)778-2250
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HOM IMROVEMEN Contiued RETA"/ != J[ZJ J q-LS ContinuedRENTLS ontnue
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191. 747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 17 years. 778-0181. Lie. #RF0038400.
KIMBALL GENERAL CONTRACTING. Residential
& commercial. New construction or remodeling. 25
years experience, insured. Lic. # CGC 058-092.
SCREEN REPAIRS, all types, interior exterior paint-
ing, ceiling fans, roof coating and repairs, carpentry,
ceramic tile, all repairs. Low prices. 778-0410.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash re-
moval, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 794-6348.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
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
AVAILABLE APR. 15 JUN. 1. Fully furnished
beach cottage. 1 BR/1 BA, private lot and parking.
$400 per week includes phone and cable. 778-2832.
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.
GULFFRONT GROUND FLOOR, 1BR/1BA condo.
Screened lanai, sundeck on private beach w/ hot tub.
$525 per wk. includes phone and cable. Available
April 6 June 1. 778-2832.
$215,000 Owner says sell. 2/2 Gulf front
condo. pool, Jacuzzi, secured entry, elevator,
furnished. Call Robin at 778-7244
Direct Gulf front end
unit at Sunset Terrace.
.Almost 1,000 sq. ft.
for just $126,000.
Call Robin at
For this and other
gulf front condos
HIDEAWAY PERFECT BAYVIEW between bridges,
96 97 season. 1 & 2BR, completely furnished. Pre-
fer 4 6 mo., no smoking, no pets, quiet. 1st floor,
nice yard with patio. Walk to everything, lovely area.
SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly ac-
commodations. Fully furnished, walk to beach, post
office, restaurants. Magnolia apartments. 778-2627.
Visit our gift shop.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA house. Pan-
oramic view, available Apr. due to cancellation.
Full month/weekly. Also Dec. 96 Jan. 97. (813)
ANNA MARIA CITY 2BR furnished. Bring tooth-
brush. Available Mar. 16 May 16. $300 wk. $950
mo. Call 794-8177.
GULFFRONT HOME 2BR/3BA, furnished. 101 67th
St., Holmes Beach. Annual, monthly or seasonal.
778-2206 or 794-8202.
EXTRA NICE & CLEAN: 2BR/2BA home within walk-
ing distance of beach. This home is in move-in condi-
tion, beautifully landscaped and includes a deeded
boat slip. $159,900. Call Bill Allen 778-1620 eves.
CANALFRONT HOME: on a double lot located in
Anna Maria. 2BR/2BA, fireplace, terrazzo floors,
caged pool, close to beach. $300,000. Call Frank
HEATED POOL & WHITE SANDY BEACH at your
doorstep! Super investment/vacation condo. New A/C,
dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave. 2BR/1.5BA, Gulf
front corner unit. Reduced to $155,000. Call Marion
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS i
VACATION RENTAL. Old Florida cottage across
the street from nice private Gulf beach. 1BR/1BA
turnkey includes cable TV and telephone. Available
March 20 to 26. $350. 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, 2 blocks to the beach.
Cable TV, microwave, private yard. $1,200 mo.,
$350 wk. Call now 749-1695.
SECLUDED SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
Pool, covered parking, Bayview. Available Apr. $900
mo. 6 9 mo. lease. Available Easier week $700.
GULFFRONT RESIDENCE exceptional 2BR/2BA
in North Holmes Beach with excellent views. Avail-
able by week or month starting 4/1/96 thru 11/30/96.
Call David Moynihan, Wagner Realty. 778-2246,
SEASONAL RENTAL Jan. Mar., 1997. Two
blocks to beach is this clean, 2BR/1.5BA home, fully
furnished, microwave, cable, telephone, washer,
dryer, screened patio and garage. Non smokers
only. (941) 291-4934.
SEASONAL RENTAL Attractive Holmes Beach lo-
cation. Gulfview. Available Apr. 1, weekly or
1BR/1BA CLOSE TO SHOPPING, restaurants.
South Holmes Beach, one block from Gulf. Open for
96 97 season, Oct. thru Nov., $900 mo. Jan. thru
Mar., $1,200 mo. 779-1064.
AVAILABLE FALL '96. Gulfside, 2BR/1BA home,
screened porch, fireplace, w/d. 699 North Shore Dr.
$1,500. (941) 683-5203.
GULFFRONT BESTVI EW 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top
floor master suite. Decks, patio, tropical gardens.
Available 4/11/96 on. Winter '97. $3,000 mo., $1,200
OFF SEASON/SEASONAL Gulfview cottages.
Small dead end street along Gulf. 3BR, April, $700
wk. May/June, $600 mo. (conditions). 2BR winter
'97, $1,200 mo. 778-0990.
SEASONAL OCEAN COTTAGE. Turnkey. $2,300
mo. (800) 977-0803 or 778-8221.
VACATION RENTAL 100 yds. from Gulf. Turnkey
furnished, 1BR/1BA in quiet area. Call 778-5617 or
WEEKLY RENTALS turnkey,.w/d, everything paid.
1BR/1BA $150, 2BR/2BA $200. 778-4523.
3BR/1BA, CARPORT, FAMILY ROOM. Avail. month
of April. Close to Bay and Gulf, city of Anna Maria.
$1,600. No pets. 787-9812.
HOLMES BEACH Lovely 2BR/2BA stilted duplex avail-
able for annual lease, April 1. Almond carpeting, verti-
cals, fans, washer, dryer, screened porch, utility shed,
C H/A. $650 mo. 1 st, last, security required. 795-3838.
LOVELY DUPLEX UNIT, 2BR/2BA on annual basis.
210 81 st Street, H.B. Available April, 1996, $800 mo.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA townhouse in
small complex with pool, near the beach. $800 mo. +
reasonable electricity. Off season til Jan. Cable, gar-
bage, water, covered parking included. 778-0510.
2BR/2BA FURNISHED DUPLEX. Bright open floor
plan. Avail. May thru Dec. Cable included. $650 mo.
+ util. 778-0510.
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Land's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
LaWn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
\ 34 AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
MULCH STONE SHELL SOD
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING BOAT DELIVERY
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR PAINTING
S25 Years Experience
I a 30 Years Island Resident
/ Call Jim Bickal 778-1730
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
16m1 MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
LOCKSMITH P.I1TI.V G
Gary F. Deffenbaugh by
Licensed-Bonded-Insured XffreD0ffterqh f/
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
REKEY INSTALL MASTER Interior & Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594 ASIS 778-5594 778-3468
* Husband/Wife Team
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2BR/2BA FURNISHED ISLAND duplex close to
shopping and beach in quiet area. Available by week
or month now. 778-0510.
ANNUAL BEAUTIFUL North End charming 1BR/1BA
bungalow. New kitchen/bath, large yard, steps to Gulf.
Pets considered. Won't last! 1st/security. 778-2126.
FURNISHED HOUSE walk to beach. 2BR/2BA,
Anna Maria Island. Quiet, no pets, no smokers. 7
month lease, Apr. Nov. $750 mo. for two people.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, excellent condition.
White tile floors. 1st mo., security. $650 mo. No pets,
no smoking. Available immediately. 778-4126.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX. Turnkey, 1 BR/1 BA, 1 block
to beach and 2 blocks to fishing pier, yard. Seasonal/
annual. No smokers. Avail. Apr. 1. 778-6615.
ANNA MARIA Taking reservations summer rentals
on water next to City Pier. Good swimming, fishing,
close to marina, restaurants, etc. Heated pool spa.
$250 wk. or monthly. Call 778-9188.
CHARMING ANNUAL semi furnished 2BR/1BA
Holmes Beach duplex., near beach and shops. No
smoking. April 1. $650 mo. 778-0379.
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX APARTMENT, Anna Maria City,
close to Gulf beach. $600 mo. annual. 778-3628.
UNFURNISHED ANNUAL 1BR/1BA with screened
porch, washer/dryer. $600 mo. Call Island Real Es-
ANNUAL RENTAL. 1BR/1BA apts. on Gulfside of
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. $450 $550 mo. Fran
Maxon Real Estate. (941) 778-1450.
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT, dock, large porch, fur-
nished with everything. Avail. now. $850 mo. + util.
WANT TO TRADE two summer weeks at our award
winning beach house on Lake Michigan for two
weeks in March at your Gulf front facility. 778-7312.
RESPONSIBLE FEMALE ROOMMATE wanted to
share spacious duplex. Kids, small pets and smokers
OK. $100 week plus dep. includes utilities. 778-2234.
HAVE FABULOUS NON-SMOKING condo in resort
town of Gatlinburg, Tenn. overlooking town and
mountains. Would like to swap for house or condo
overlooking Gulf in Jan/Feb 1997 for two weeks to
a month. You may use our condo at any time. Pic-
tures and brochure available. Write or call Mary or
David Pessler, 256 Monitor Ave., Cincinnati, OH
45233. (513)941-0281/Fax (513) 941-3974.
SMALL SHOP in best Anna Maria location available
in March. Call T. H. Cole (941) 779-1213.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT on Anna Maria
Island. Approximately 1,340 sq. ft. Excellent location,
great visibility. Call Smith REALTORS 778-0777.
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.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Newly renovated
condo ground floor, end unit with southern exposure.
$139,000. Owner 778-8482. No agents please.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Almost new 3BR/2BA at
north end of Anna Maria Island. 608 Fern St.
$229,000. Call for an appointment at 778-9515.
EAST MANATEE Fishermen's Paradise. By owner, 12
+ acres, Manatee lake frontage, 50' above sea level +
two fish ponds cleared. Very private with a beautiful
southern view and a 3BR the Holiday House built by
Jim Walter Homes. Furnished $110,000.3005 Bethany
Road, 1/8 mile +/- South from State Road 64 on left
side. Phone 322-1263. B. Plichter.
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Call Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience
12106 44th Ave West, Cortez, FL 34218 a.
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"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
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ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA, large kitchen, boat house,
dock. Beautiful shaded yard, fruit trees. Call owner
778-6019. Principals only.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA house with attached
rental apartment. 2 blocks from gulf beach. Se-
cluded backyard, front screen porch, new roof.
$129,000. (813) 867-6464.
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.
HOLMES BEACH HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/
2BA, canal slip, 100 x 90' lot, new roof, heat, ac.
$143,000. 241 85th St. (612) 439- 6275.
DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME, Holmes Beach, 517
56th Street. Large, deep water dock, seawall, spec-
tacular Bayview. 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub,
decking, tropical landscaping. $275,000. By owner.
778-6747 or 366-7866.
LIGHT, BRIGHT 2BR/2BA CONDO. Pool, covered
parking, Bayview, turnkey furnished. Small se-
cluded Holmes Beach complex. $107,900. Low
maint. Owner 723-6802.
CONDOS A FEW CHOICE units available on the
Island. From $105,000, excellent locations. Yvonne
Higging Re/max Gulfstream. 778-7777.
BAYFORNT $269,000. Anna Maria home with great
views! 3BR, lots of storage, fireplace. Make offer.
Yvonne Higgins Re/max Gulfstream 778-7777.
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS. Ground floor
waterfront unit with many upgrades. Move in condi-
tion and turnkey furnished. Call Sharon Annis of Old
Florida Realty Co. at 778-3730.
CHAMPAGNE CHILLS NEAR the hot tub. Steaks
sizzle on the Jenn-aire grill. The table is set for two
near the fireplace. The garage door opens into the
3 bay garage and she watches him as he walks to-
ward the boathouse. If this lifestyle appeals to you,
$449,000 can make it come true. For information
contact Sandy Greiner or Barbara Turner Re/max
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY ground level canal
home located in central Holmes Beach neighbor-
hood. 3BR with large family room overlooking fruit
treed yard and dock on sailboat water. $215,000.
Contact Sandy Greiner or Barbara Turner Re/max
TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA unit located in beautiful
canalfront community, unit overlooks pool & court-
yard, has boatdock available, and is priced right,
excellent rental, vacation home or permanent resi-
dence. Don't wait. This one won't last. $65,900. Call
Chard Winheim, Neal & Neal Realtors. 778-2261,
after hours 778-6743.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO Beautiful 2BR/2BA
top floor unit, nice on-site pool, gorgeous ceramic
tile floors, overlooks wide sandy beach and pristine
sunsets. $189,000. Call Chard Winheim, Neal &
Neal Realtors. 778-2261, after hours 778-6743.
APARTMENT BUILDING Great investment. Full
occupancy. For sale by owner. Anna Maria water-
front next to city pier, overlooking Skyway and
Egmont Key. Private courtyard, heated pool, close
to restaurants and marinas. $289,000 down/
$196,000 balance. Owner will carry $196,000 fi-
nancing. Will take boat or canal home trade in. 778-
9188 for appointment.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, March 24. 1 pm to 4 pm.
Tampa Bay beachfront. 3BR/2BA, 75 ft. sandy beach.
812 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. (941)778-1239.
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WESTBAY COVE. Ground floor corner unit with
great view of Bay. Two heated pools, tennis and
close to all services. Call Sharon Annis of Old Florida
Realty Co. at 778-3730.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA CONDO, Bayview, down-
stairs, furnished. $135,000. New Concept Properties,
Ron Wagner. 792-9314, eves. 792-5070.
TERRIFIC GULF VIEWS from this 3BR/3BA Island
townhome. This opportunity is rarely available.
Call Sandy Greiner or Barbara Turner Re/max
71ST STREET IN Bay Palms. 3BR/2BA pool home
on sailboat canal. Meticulously cared for by present
owner. Reduced to $225,000. Call Sharon Annis of
Old Florida Realty Co. at 778-3730.
ISLAND VILLAGE BEAUTY. Spotless and clean
second floor 2BR/2BA near the beach. Large open
kitchen and tasteful decorating make this unit a must
see. Call Sandy Greiner or Yvonne Higgins at Re/
max Gulfstream 778-7777.
36 SLIP MARINA, 2 1/2 acres, nice house. North
of Palmetto $295,000. Also 26 acres zoned for
over 300 RV's or park models. Towne & Shore
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.
MY WIFE ASKED me to write an ad that would get
people to call about our home. Sure Honey, I said,
I'll just tell them about the solid oak staircase and the
oak and corian kitchen. Don't forget the oak floors in
the dining room and the onyx and brass bathroom.
And how about the master suite with vaulted ceiling
and study. You know the his and her closets will re-
ally appeal to the ladies and the six car garage in
back will attract any guy. Just think of all the crown
molding and solid doors. What about the observation
porch? You can see the whole island. And wait she
said, enough of that, just tell them this is the bargain
of a lifetime. You couldn't even come close to what
we're asking if you built this home today. Whatever
you say Dear. Call Susan for a deal. 778-0178. 209
68th St., Holmes Beach.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA home 2BR/2BA, ground
level on Lake Vista with access to Tampa Bay.
Caged solar pool, quiet cul de sac, walk to beaches.
113 Pelican Dr., Anna Maria. $229,000. (941) 778-
CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/2BA on beautiful comer
lot with view of bay. $192,000 Open Sunday, March
24. 1 pm to 4 pm. 778-3439.
TRADE OR SELL lot on Palm Island for house need-
ing repair or lot in Anna Maria, Brad. Beach, Holmes
Beach, or Cortez. Inquire (810) 239-8784.
J1 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair
Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination." Familial status
includes children under age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspa-
per will not knowing accept any advertising for real
estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers
are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in
this newspaper are available on an equal opportu-
nity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD
toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired
HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publi-
cation. UP to 3 line minimum includes ap-
proximately 21 words $7.00. Additional lines
$2.50 each. Classified ads for businesses are
$7.50 for 21 words. $2.50 per additional line.
Box: $2.00. Ads must be paid in advance.
Stop by or mail to 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217. We're between D. Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.
Sandbar Restaurant is
now hiring positive,
wanting to work in a fun
Apply in person at 100
Spring Ave. Monday thru
Friday, 3pm to 5pm. We
are looking forward to
meeting with you on a one
to one basis.
. Retail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
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References 15 Years Experience
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BEST BUYS ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
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Jim Travis 779-2129
Ein PAGE 36 N MARCH 21, 1996 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
COLOR ME IRISH! [1 2 I 4
BY PETER O'GORDON / EDITED BY WILL MCSHORTZ 1" 1111
1 "I'm Still in Love
13 Band with the
19 Biblical spy
20 Vaughan of jazz
21 Bundle up
22 Gulf north of
23 Japanese dog
24 Walleyed look
25 George Orwell's
26 Frog's lament, in
29 Carnival's end
30 Snow White's
31 Maiden's lack
32 Its capital is
34 Not neath
38 Some heirs
39 Radio feature
41 -- marches
42 Man with a bad
44 Suspect in Clue
47 Like the Owl and
48 Kind of section
50 "But -!"
51 Not a dupl.
53 1965 hit "-- La
59 1995 college
65 1973 Charlton
69 Paisley of
70 Where to watch
75 Kick out
77 Skip a syllable
79 Kind of
85 Unruly hair
86 Neglect to take
in street talk
89 One who works
with meters and
90 World Cup org.
91 Grad student's
93 Strip bark?
94 Army Vietnam
97 Med. specialty
98 House of sale, to
Games host city
103 Tom Jones sang
this in 1967
109 Simple people
110 Island with a
113 Crete's capital
114 Chopin offering
115 1969 Kingsley
Amis novel, with
116 Slave Scott
117 -- time
119 Needle point?
2 Resulted in
4 Like bricks
5 Pelvic bones
6 Comes down
7 Site of Lambeau
8 Gives in
9 "Mon Oncle"
12 Place to sit
before going on
18 Classic juvenile
book by L. M.
19 Supply with
27 City in Utah
35 Cash, in slang
36 Indigo plant
37 "Gadzooks," e.g.
40 Kneecap, e.g.
41 Car hood, to a
44 Ginnie and
45 Take a flier
46 Hyson or
47 Bam's cousin
48 Kind of terrier
50 St. Patrick's Day
53 Sefior Ferrari
56 Winter air
58 Excellent bond
60 Slips past
61 1990 Best
65 Used a
66 One of the three
rivers of Three
67 Cry of pain
68 The legal
70 Singing voice
71 Best hand in
73 Graham and Joe,
76 Drive the
78 Year B.C. in
81 Tex-Mex staple
86 Interjection of
87 1924 Michael
Arlen novel about
90 Monthly Meeting
92 Chang's twin
93 Cropped up
94 Work permit
96 Miss Dunn of
98 Bottom of a
100 Woodhouse and
Peel of fiction
104 A as in Aachen
105 Wave of water
coming aboard a
106 Singing part
107 Place ruled by a
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S3/2 Home, Bradenton, Pool $1200 mo
-. r *o 3/2 Home, Pool, on Direct Bayfront $1600 mo
a 3/2 Pool & Bay $2200 mo
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