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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
ISLANDERS JUST STEPPED RIGHT UP TO BIG TOP
Ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages went to the Roberts Brothers Circus Monday night in Holmes
Beach. Besides the two shows under the big top complete with three rings there was a midway, elephant
rides and good fun for all. For more circus photos, see page 4. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Dolphin, turtle deaths
An unusually high number of dead dolphins
and turtles have been washing ashore on local
beaches in the last two weeks.
Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in
Sarasota said nine dead dolphins including two
found on Anna Maria Island have been reported
in the past 12 days in Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties. There have also been six dead sea turtles re-
covered from beaches.
No definite cause of death links the dolphins
and turtles. Researchers believe that, due to the
badly decomposed bodies, the creatures died far
out in the Gulf of Mexico and were carried by
winds and currents onto the beaches.
The decomposition of the bodies has ham-
pered scientists' efforts to conduct necropsies, a
marine mammal autopsy.
Similar findings of dead carcasses have been
reported off Clearwater.
Mote spokeswoman Virginia Haley told The
Islander Bystander there appeared no relation be-
tween the dolphin and turtle death and the unprec-
edented number of dead manatees found in south
Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties earlier this
month. A total of 51 dead sea cows were recovered
Body of a dead dolphin washed ashore on Anna
Maria Sunday. Islander Photo: Courtesy Lois
from there, apparently victims of pneumonia with
extreme cold water and red tide complications.
One badly decomposed dolphin was recovered
off the north end of Anna Maria Sunday. The state
of the body was such that the creature could not be
identified as to species.
Another dolphin, a bottlenose calf, was found
in Anna Maria March 19.
Two turtles were also recovered from Island
beaches last week.
Tax increase proposed for
Island fire district
In a recent budget work session, the Anna Maria
Fire District Commission proposed the following in-
creases on assessments:
Residential (single family, duplex, condominium,
multi-family and mobile homes) No increase on
base assessment of $65 and a .01 increase on square
foot assessment per square foot over 1,000.
Residential (travel trailers) Increase on base
assessment of $7.50 for a total assessment of $47.50.
Commercial and business Base assessment
increase of $10 for a total base assessment of $140 and
a .006 increase on square foot assessment per square
foot over 1,000.
The proposed budget showed a $74,000 anticipated
increase in income from tax receipts and small in-
creases in other areas.
The majority of the proposed increase in ex-
penses is for salaries because four new firefighters
were hired in January. Wages and benefits are up
$95,000 in the 1996-97 budget. This also represents
a three percent COLA increase for all employees and
an additional three-percent salary adjustment for all
The tax rate must be approved at the next meet-
ing April 8; however, work sessions on the budget
new plan for
By Pat Copeland
Critics, ranging from elected officials to public
safety providers, have lined up to oppose a new plan for
county ambulance service presented by Public Safety
Director Mike Latessa at a recent fire commission
"The plan is outrageous," stressed Fire Commis-
sioner John VanOstenbridge. "It's a crime to take the
ambulance off the Island, and it's time for our city of-
ficials and residents to wake up and say we won't put
up with it. We pay taxes and a hefty price for an am-
bulance ride, $300 to $500. At that price, we deserve
"It's a drastic change in the way Manatee County
delivers emergency medical service to its citizens,"
said David Byington, paramedic and EMS employee
representative. "There has never been an independent
study to see if the system will work."
"The meeting at the fire station confirmed my
worst fears that the concept is taking a life of its own
and snowballing too fast to study it," Manatee County
Commissioner Lad Ann Harris said. "The people of the
outlying areas the Island, Braden River, North River
and Palm Aire are the ones who will be most affected."
In the plan, called peak demand staffing (PDS), the
county's 12 ambulances will be on the road during times
when there are more calls. During slack times the number
of ambulances will be reduced and the remaining ambu-
lances will be moved to more central locations.
The plan also calls for moving ambulances out of the
stations where they are currently located and placing them
at posts throughout the county. This is to eliminate the
1.43 minutes it takes for personnel to get up, get dressed
and get on the road. Posts will be manned based on the
time of day and the day of the week.
The Island's post will be in the Island Foods park-
ing lot when there are seven to 12 ambulances in ser-
vice. As the number of ambulances decreases, the post
will move to Flamingo Cay on the causeway, 75th
Street and Manatee Avenue or a point between Mana-
tee Avenue and Cortez Road and 75th Street and U.S.
41. If the number of ambulances is reduced to three, the
closest one to the Island will be at the intersection of
Cortez Road and U.S. 41.
"I drove from Flamingo Cay to the fire station (in
Holmes Beach) and it took me 11 minutes,"
VanOstenbridge noted. "That 1.43 minutes to get
dressed is a lot less than 11 minutes."
According to Latessa, the goal of the plan is to
decrease response time without adding additional
ambulances and personnel while increasing em-
PLEASE SEE AMBULANCE, NEXT PAGE
SKIMMING THE NEWS...
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .............................. ... 7
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 18
Streetlife ..................................................... 20
School Daze........................................... 22-23
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 26
Real estate ................................................. 28
Cracker's Crumbs ........ .............. ....... 29
Crossword puzzle....................................... 36
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
MARCH 28, 1996
I I PAGE 2 m MARCH 28, 1996 m THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Bradenton Beach joins county to manage stormwater
By Paul Roat
Agreeing they had little choice in the matter short
of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to do it
alone Bradenton Beach officials have agreed to
spend $3,700 to enter into a stormwater management
agreement with Manatee County.
The agreement promises to be the beginning of a
stormwater runoff management plan for much of the
county. However, the $3,700 price tag is just the start
of Bradenton Beach residents' share in the funding.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency man-
dated several years ago that cities and counties must
improve the quality and reduce the quantity of rainwa-
ter that runs off the land into bays and the Gulf.
Stormwater runoff carries with it pesticides, fertiliz-
ers and automobile exhaust by-products that have proven
dangerous to marine life, scientific tests have proven.
Bradenton Beach's share of the stormwater man-
agement plan, based on population, is the smallest
share of the four cities and unincorporated county that
have joined together in the project. Total cost for what
is referred to as "phase 2" of the plan is $422,562.
Former Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
has been urging the council there to enter into the agree-
ment since last year, but to date no action has been taken.
Anna Maria commissioners have tabled the matter.
"Quite bluntly, there is no way we can meet this
obligation without joining in with the county," City
Attorney Alan Prather told council members last week.
Councilman Dick Suhre, the liaison with the county
on the stormwater runoff management plan, said if
Bradenton Beach were to enter into a contract to do the
necessary work alone, phase 2 costs would be in excess
of $700,000 and the June 1996 deadline with the EPA
could not be met. He warned that hefty fines could be lev-
ied by not complying with the federal mandate.
Critics: new ambulance program hurts Island
AMBULANCE, FROM PAGE 1
"With 12 ambulances on the road now, the Island's
ambulance is frequently relocated to Blake Hospital,
and we get 10 to 15 minute response times," Fire Chief
Andy Price noted. "PDS is not going to change that.
The only way to do that is to add more ambulances."
What's wrong with
peak demand staffing?
According to Byington the plan has never been
fully researched to see if it will work for Manatee
County, and employees and other agencies that provide
public safety have not been involved in the decision.
"They need cooperation for the system to work,"
said Phil (a paramedic who wished to remain anony-
mous). They have refused to tell us anything about the
specifics of the plan or to involve the other agencies or
the community that will be affected. We know the
problems. Ask us and we'll help."
"We offered to review their plan but they refused
to discuss details unless we agreed to the plan in con-
cept," Byington added. "How can we agree to some-
thing if we don't know what it is? We also offered a
proposal that would keep 12 ambulances on duty 24
hours a day, seven day a week at no additional cost to
"I think we're making a mistake by not providing
a public forum for all players in the public safety arena
to come together and talk about a change of such mag-
nitude," Harris said. "And I'm concerned about the
lack of public input; however, my comments seem to
be falling on deaf ears.
"It was inappropriate to discuss it at a shade meeting
(not a public meeting). It's a policy decision and it's be-
ing hidden behind a state statute that allows for the gov-
ernment process out of the sunshine in litigation issues."
Paramedics also maintained that PDS will not pro-
vide better service or decrease response time.
"Acccording to Mr. Latessa, we need two more
ambulances right now to keep up with the call load,"
Byington said. "They're planning to implement this
plan with 12 units at peak time and reduce the number
of units as the calls decrease. My interpretation of bet-
ter service would be to keep 12 ambulances in service
all the time and add more during peak times."
"The system will result in increased response times
and decreased service for the Island and other areas that
will lose their ambulances at non-peak times," Phil
said. "Islanders better not plan on having a heart attack
at 4 a.m., because they won't have an ambulance."
The paramedics pointed out that routine daily ve-
hicle accidents often require two ambulances. There is
a minimum of one EMT and one paramedic per ambu-
lance. Each critical patient in an accident requires one
ambulance and three personnel two in the rear and
a driver. A vehicle accident with two or more critical
patients could require four to six ambulances. A seri-
ous cardiac patient could require up to four personnel.
"This happens every day," Phil noted.
Paramedics address roving posts
Both paramedics decried the idea of constantly
changing posts in central locations instead of housing
ambulances in stations.
"Mr. Latessa said distance doesn't matter in the
middle of the night because there's less traffic," Phil
noted. "I don't get to calls by speeding. I get to calls by
not having to sit at red lights. I'm going to drive the
same safe, conservative way whether it's day or night.
Why should I drive like a maniac because we have six
fewer ambulances on the road?"
Sitting in ambulances at posts for 12-hour shifts
will increase stress because they will have no rest room
or cooking facilities, no place to eat meals and no place
to relax and relieve tension built up from running calls,
paramedics said. In addition, it will increase wear and
tear on the ambulances.
"We go from static to chaos in a few seconds and
see some unimaginable horrors," Phil explained. "We
need a quiet place to go afterwards to take a deep
"This is our career. We're a professionals, and they're
starting to take that away from us," Byington added.
The pair took issue with Latessa's statement that
the new plan will increase their productivity from 17
to 85 percent. He's counting only the time from when
they leave the station for a call to the time they return,
they said. It's the nature of the business for their pro-
ductivity rate to be low because their job is to be on
alert for emergencies.
"We're on alert all the time and a percentage of that
time is spent mentally preparing for the next call," Phil
said. "When it's your mom or dad or child, you care
that we're ready to go on a moment's notice and we're
there when you need us. If I just fished a baby out of
the water and got him breathing again, am I supposed
to go out now and dig ditches?"
"Our job entails a lot more than just running calls,"
Byington explained. "When we're in the station, we study
for advanced education, inventory our ambulance, do
paper work, defuse from previous calls and so on."
What can be done?
Although the current system is outdated and has
not kept up with the call load and population, there are
many other options to consider besides PDS, paramed-
ics said. And they are not discounting PDS if used in
combination with other plans.
"It's cornering the market," Phil noted. "They're
not giving us or the public any choices. I'm not saying
PDS is wrong. It could work if done properly hav-
ing workshops and easing into it."
Their suggestions included utilizing the current
stations in combination with PDS, having a paramedic
on each fire truck and consolidating EMS and fire ser-
According to VanOstenbridge, the Anna Maria
Fire District has firefighters who are paramedics and as
the first on the scene, they could provide advanced life
support, if the county would permit it.
"I'm doing my best to get a meeting with Stan
Stephens, the Island's county commissioner,"
VanOstenbridge said. "They need to make time for the
issue. I'll go on a crusade with petitions for the com-
munity to sign if I have to. This is a bigger issue than
the bridge. We're talking about lives here."
"The board has the power to implement the plan with-
out public meetings, and that's wrong," Harris added.
"Call your county commissioner and talk with your fire
commissioners. It's going to take a public outcry to slow
it down so we can give it the consideration it deserves
rather than ramrod it through based on erroneous informa-
tion supplied by the public service director."
Most of the money spent in phase 2 goes toward
planning of the stormwater management plan. Costs to
actually control and filter stormwater are as-yet unde-
termined, but could total millions of dollars.
A preliminary figure of $2.5 million is being dis-
cussed to bring the county and Island up to meet EPA
Manatee County Commissioners will begin to
wrestle with how to pay for the improvement schedule
within the next few months. An increase in the tax on
gasoline purchased in the county is being discussed, as
is a stormwater management fee on every residential
and commercial parcel of land in the county.
The Sarasota and Tampa Bay area annually re-
ceives an average of almost 58 inches of rainfall from
about 100 storms. More than 60 percent of the annual
rainfall occurs during the wet season, from June
through September. Officials agree that stormwater -
the runoff that results from rainfall must be properly
managed year-round to ensure that it remains a re-
source and does not become a source of pollution.
Stormwater runoff contributes excessive nutrients
and toxins to the bays and Gulf as rainfall washes pol-
lutants such as fertilizer, pesticides, sediment and pe-
troleum products from yards, roads and parking lots.
Stormwater runoff is the major source of heavy
metals and pesticides in Sarasota Bay; these pollutants
can be deadly to marine life or may interfere with re-
production or larval development in fish and shellfish.
lunar eclipse sky
highlights this week
Just after sunset, the 90,000 mph approach of
Comet Hyakutake is visible to the naked eye in local
skies as it begins in the northeast and proceeds to the
northwest in late
March and April.
SAs an alter-
native to naked-eye
.u viewing, the Bishop
South Florida Mu-
seum, 201 10th St.
W., Bradenton, will
host special obser-
Thursday, March 27 and 28. The telescope will be open
from 8 to 10 p.m. each night for a $1 admission price.
On each succeeding night, says Planetarium Direc-
tor George Fleenor, the comet will move farther north-
west than the night before. By late April, the comet will
be low in the west-northwest sky, heading southward
and slowly brightening again.
"The comet's tail could prove spectacular at this
time," says Fleenor.
Hyakutake was discovered by an amateur Japanese
astronomer with a pair of 6-inch binoculars in January.
It was closest to Earth within 10 million miles -
March 26. On April 3, it will be closest to the sun,
within 20 million miles.
"As the comet nears the sun," says Fleenor, "it is
anticipated that it might put on a spectacular display
equal to the brightest stars observable in the night sky."
Fleenor does caution, "Remember, comets are unpre-
dictable and sometimes they do not behave as they should.
Hopefully, this one will be as bright as anticipated."
On Wednesday, April 3, the skies will also offer a
lunar eclipse, occurring during a full moon. The moon
will be eclipsed as it rises and will be hard to see until
it starts to slip out of the eclipse, says Fleenor, "but
keep watching. Persistent viewing may pay off."
The eclipse will begin in the east when the moon
slips into Earth's shadow at 5:20 p.m. The total phase
of the eclipse begins at 6:26 p.m. and lasts until 7:53
p.m. The totally eclipsed moon will not rise above the
eastern horizon until 6:45 p.m.
The sun will not set until 6:49 p.m. and the sky
will not be dark enough to witness the eclipse until an
hour past sunset. When the moon is finally observable,
it will be near the end of the total eclipse phase.
Being so low on the horizon, says Fleenor, it will
be hard to find. He suggests searching the skies as the
moon starts to reappear about 7 to 7:15 p.m. The
eclipse will be over at 8:58 p.m.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MARCH 28, 1996 0 PAGE 3 BIi
New city hall plans to be discussed March 28
On March 28 at 7:30 p.m. the Holmes Beach City Council will discuss these scaled down plans for the proposed city hall complex submitted by architect H. Patterson
Fletcher. The council approved Fletcher's preliminary plans for the complex in January but following a public outcry over the proposed $1.2 million cost, council
requested he reduce the size and cost of the proposed building. The cost for the new plan is estimated at $950,000. Pictured above is the elevation from Marina Drive;
below is the floor plan of the building.
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D3] PAGE 4 E MARCH 28, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
The circus came to town, and it seemed all the
town showed up. Pictured clockwise from top are
the crowd watching an aerialist; Ottavia Oddo
and Tracy Powell whooping it up; Honorary
and real ringmasters, Jessica Sweetnich and Ian
Craig; Serena Spring and Heather Murray
engrossed in the show; and "the end" of the
elephant rides. The circus benefited the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Islander
Photos: Bonner Presswood and Paul Roat
Fire chief reminisces for historical society members
By Pat Copeland
Fire Chief Andy Price related stories of growing up
on Anna Maria Island to members of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society last week.
Price said his family, including his four brothers
and sisters, moved to the Island in 1963 when he was
three years old.
"The first memory I ever had was going to Coquina
Beach," he said. "Our parents would take us all down
to the beach and tell us to play. We always had a cook-
out with hamburgers and ice cold watermelon."
His early life was spent at the family's house on
29th Street in Bradenton Beach. Price said all the kids
spent their time swimming, surfing, snorkeling, sailing
and fishing at the beach or building forts and trails in
the woods where the Anna Maria Island Centre (the
shopping center on East Bay Drive) is now located.
"In the summer, if we didn't spend five hours in the
water, something was wrong," he recalled. "The fish-
ing was great. The schools of mullet used to be so thick
you could almost walk on them. One of our favorite
things was to catch stone crabs on the rock jetties and
bring them up on the beach to cook and eat."
Another big influence on kids' lives was sports.
Kids spent a great deal of time at the community cen-
ter playing baseball, football and soccer.
"I remember when Manatee County started their
mosquito control program," he said. "I laugh about it
but it scares the heck out of me now, because the truck
had a big fog machine on the back and it went down
every street on the Island. I don't know what pesticide
it was, but it was a huge cloud of white smoke that
came right through the house. Kids would get on their
bicycles and ride through the cloud."
Sand streets were the norm in those days and any
time a car came down the street everyone ran out to see
who it was. It was a very close community where
people left their doors open and the keys in their cars
and kids couldn't get away with anything.
"Growing up on the Island was a wonderful expe-
rience," he said. "It was very diverse in a lot of ways.
We were able to have a lot of freedom and do things
kids can't do today. The beach was a very important
part of our lives."
Price then related some of the history of the fire dis-
trict and his career in the fire service. The district was
formed in 1951 with the two volunteer fire departments on
the Island. In the early 1960s, the Village of Cortez's vol-
unteer department was incorporated into the district.
In 1988, the three volunteer fire departments and
Island Rescue merged into one. The district is 21 square
miles with about 15,000 year 'round residents and
25,000 seasonal residents.
"I started as a volunteer in 1979," he said. "My dad,
Ken Price, was the assistant fire chief of the Bradenton
Beach Fire Department. I didn't think it was going to
be my career, but I got hit with the fire bug."
He went to school and became an EMT (emer-
gency medical technician) and got hired in 1980 by a
Sarasota department. In 1984, he moved to the
Longboat Key Fire Department and was hired as a cap-
tain for the Anna Maria district in 1987. He was named
assistant chief in 1988 and chief in 1992.
"I remember the first fire I ever went on in 1979,"
he said. "I did scuba diving and firemen wore air tanks
on their backs like scuba divers. There was one big dif-
ference on scuba tanks the valves are on the top and
on fire tanks the valves are on the bottom. By the time
I figured out how to put the tank and the mask on, the
fire was out."
Price said the current district is a combination of
paid firefighters and volunteers. There are four paid
firefighters on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There are 17 paid personnel, including firefighters, 25
active volunteers and 15 to 20 auxiliary members.
The worst fire I remember on the Island was in
1985 at Sandy Pointe condominiums (on East Bay
Drive across the street from Island Foods), where 12
units were destroyed by an arsonist.
"The fire was very large and our major concern
was Sunbow Bay condominiums next door," Price ex-
plained. "The radiant heat from the fire melted the
Venetian blinds and mini-blinds in Sunbow Bay."
The department performs many more functions than
just fighting fires, Price noted. These include emergency
management, emergency medical service and education.
"Firefighting is probably the smallest portion of
work that we do," he said. "This is not unique to Anna
Maria. It's happening all over the country. Fire service
is changing into an all-service department where we
handle a large variety of things. I think this will.be very
positive for the community."
The fire district is featured in an exhibit at the Is-
land Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
through the month of March.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 28, 1996 0 PAGE 5 Ii
Mangrove pruning incident under state investigation
State environmental regulators have been asked to
investigate alleged illegal mangrove pruning activity
on property owned by a Bradenton Beach condo-
minium and adjacent city-owned land.
Paul Tojek, president of Coquina Moorings condo-
minium at 14th Street South, said the landscape firm
hired by the condominium association to trim man-
groves on the Bayside of the condo complex mistak-
enly trimmed trees on city property just south of the
condominium property line. Tojek said he could not
remember the name of the landscape firm.
"I was unaware of rules pertaining to trimming of
mangroves on city property," Tojek said. "I am now
aware of those rules, and I now know where our prop-
erty line is." He requested permission, after the fact, to
trim the trees.
Local architect Tom Eatman, whose firm retains a
licensed landscape architect permitted by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection to trim the en-
vironmentally important mangroves, said the trimming
did not meet state guidelines for pruning.
"The Coquina Moorings mangroves were just
butchered," Eatman said. "They meet no state require-
ments some of the trees were cut to less than 3 1/2
feet in height, and a number of 12-inch-diameter trees
were cut to four feet in height."
Pruning of mangroves is regulated by state law.
Permits are required to trim the trees, which provide an
State investigators are looking into the pruning of mangroves near Coquina Moorings condominium in
Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
important source of food and shelter for juvenile ma-
rine life. Most pruning must be done by a state-licensed
landscaper. Trees generally must not be cut to a height
of less than six feet.
State regulation of mangrove pruning was turned
over to the DEP by Bradenton Beach officials last year.
City council members said at that time they believed
the state should handle enforcement of laws governing
tree trimming since the trees fell under state statutes.
In regard to the Coquina Moorings incident, coun-
cil members unanimously approved referring the mat-
ter to state officials for review of the landscape firm's
license as well as a determination on whether the trees
had been cut in violation of state law. Council members
took no action on the mangrove trimming of trees on
The Coquina Moorings incident is the second time
in as many months that mangroves on city property
have been pruned.
Bradenton Beach resident Ken Lohn received
council permission also after the tree pruning had
begun and was halted by city officials to prune
mangroves on city property in front of his Bay Drive
South home early last month.
Double fee warning issued for unpermitted
construction in Bradenton Beach
Noting that "there seems to be a lot of ham- said they will being watching for home repair
mering going on" in Bradenton Beach, Council- work, and police have also vowed to be diligent
man Dick Suhre warned residents that, even in notifying officials of any after-hours,
though the city has an interim building official, unpermitted building activities.
permits are still required for any construction. Bradenton building officials have been per-
Failure to secure a permit for new construc- forming the duties of the Bradenton Beach
tion or reconstruction could cause a double-fee building official in the wake of the March 1 res-
if the work is discovered. ignation of Whitey Moran.
Suhre said the acting building officials have A new building official is being sought.
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Look skyward for 'angels'
It's a baseball, it's a comet, it's an eclipse, it's an
angel ... well, it's all of those things 'cause it's Spring.
Little League season is gearing up at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. If you haven't
stopped by to see a game, you owe it to yourself to
watch the Island's youthful ball players pound the ball.
We've also got one of those astronomical rarities
that happens only once every 10,000 years or so. A
comet named after an amateur astronomer in Japan is
racing through the night sky. It's a little east of north
now, visible without any binoculars or telescopes, and
should be pretty prominent Thursday evening.
The following Wednesday, April 3, there's a lunar
eclipse early in the evening.
So look forward to looking up in the next few days.
Bradenton Beach officials are to be commended
for biting the bullet and adopting the interlocal agree-
ment with Manatee County to develop a stormwater
management master plan.
We've been seeing technical reports for more than
five years that indicate the biggest pollution to the bay
is stormwater runoff. When the summer afternoon
thunderstorms start, the fertilizer and pesticides from
our yards and the gunk that comes from our cars all
runs into the bays.
The fertilizer increases the amount of algae that
grows in the water and gags other marine life.
The pesticides kill juvenile fish.
The metals and other toxins from roads decimates
seagrass beds, vital for a healthy bay.
In short, stormwater runoff is a bad thing. It
needs to be managed to control the quantity and
improve the quality.
Federal authorities have recognized the importance of
stormwater management and incurred one of those "un-
funded federal mandates" requiring locals to deal with the
problem without providing any money to help solve it
So Manatee County started the process, inviting the
cities to join with the development of a master drain-
age plan. Failure to do so could mean hefty federal
fines or the need to develop a plan that costs hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars.
Anna Maria officials last week tabled action on
joining in with the plan. Holmes Beach officials
haven't taken it up yet.
With a June 1996 deadline to comply with federal
requirements, other cities should follow their sister city
to the south and join in with the plan.
As one of our columnists puts it, we're all environ-
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Does the ruling on the megabridge rule out the
possibility of a megatunnel?
David Reid, Hollywood, Calif.
Poor enforcement puts
pedestrians at risk
Citizens of Anna Maria City pay hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars to the sheriff's office and our most
important law is completely ignored!
I tried to cross at the post office crossing and was
almost run down. The motorist cussed me out and gave
me the finger. I barely escaped being hit. He was go-
ing about 30 m.p.h.
The crossing at the grocery store at Magnolia and
Gullf Drive is even worse.
Yes, I expect the sheriff's department, even if they
sit there all day checking those crossings at least once
a month, to enforce the law.
Try going through a pedestrian right-of-way at St.
Armands Circle (not slowing down or yielding) and see
John Bacich, Anna Maria City
Kindness will heal
It is most unfortuante that in an area where all of
us have so much to be thankful for there exists such a
negative atmosphere in the town of Bradenton Beach.
Arnold, it appears, may have the dubious distinc-
tion of again being litigated against regarding alleged
civil rights violaitons.
Are there wounds in this town from prior events
where many people experienced litigation stemming
from alleged "civil rights" violations? Probably. Did
Mayor Arnold make comments that were inappropraite
(to say the least), crass and certainly out of place in this
day and age? This may be true also. Leroy Arnold is
being portrayed as a rude, insensitive, prejudicial per-
son, incapable of the duties as mayor.
For many people who know him, this is not an ac-
curate portrayal. Many of us are aware that Leroy
Arnold is a kind and sensitive individual who has a
concern for the people of this community. This does
not mean that he is not a human being capable of error.
We are all human beings capable of error. I wonder
how many people in their lifetime have ever issued
racial epitaphs or used inappropraite comments con-
cerning gender, religious preference, etc. Most likely,
all of us have at some point in our lives.
Any form of prejudice is wrong and should not be
tolerated, but, by the same token, considering that we
all have had these (in) human traits, perhaps it is time
to demonstrate a more benign tone of forgiveness, un-
derstanding and kindness. This is necessary to promote
the healing this town desperately needs.
When we respond from emotion and not logic, it is
easy to go in the wrong direction. We are all blessed
with such a short time together, let's not forget the in-
trinsic values of our lives being good health and love
and respect of our fellow men and women.
Come on everyone. It is time to take a deep breath
and go on and show consideration and respect for each
other. Bradenton Beach can be a beautiful place to live
if we all work to make it so.
Larry Hinds, Bradenton Beach
Only in Bradenton Beach!
A small group of citizens are asking our mayor to
resign. He was elected by voters who wanted our city
to be run with some changes which he promised to
make. The voters liked and agreed with Mayor Leroy
Arnold. They want change. Allow the mayor to do his
job as he promised.
If they are trying to give the voters a message, is
it that we did not realize who we were voting for even
though many of us have known him for 20-some years,
or are you telling us that you know what is best for us.
I would like to say, "Quit acting so childish," but
I wouldn't want to offend our children, so I will say,
"Why don't you act like adults?" This includes the
council members who back this small group.
Josephine Hodge, Bradenton Beach
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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 12, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder
This was downtown Anna Maria Beach in 1913 where everybody got their mail
at Hugh Whitehead's store on Spring Avenue.
By 1913 the Tampa Morning Tri-
bune was featuring regular dispatches
from Anna Maria Beach, a favorite re-
sort for Tampans with money and lei-
sure time. On May 18 of that year this
report ran under the headline, "Anna
Maria Preparing For Busy Summer
Anna Maria Beach has boasted of
the largest bathhouse on the coast of
Florida ever since the resort was opened
two years ago, but even this 100-room
bathhouse has become too small to ac-
commodate the many visitors to the
beach, and C.W. Burkhart has let the
contract for 60 additional rooms to be
added at once. In addition to this num-
ber of rooms, shower baths will also be
installed, dressing rooms are to be re-
newed, and Anna Maria can soon renew
her boast of having the largest bath-
house on the coast.
Anna Maria has been having a se-
ries of parties this past week we are
beginning to feel quite dissipated.
Among the pleasant affairs here was a
party given by Mrs. J.R. Smart at the
Palmer Cottage on Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Smart has now returned to her
home in East Aurora, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller, who
have been running the Gulf Park Hotel
for some months, are retiring. Mrs.
Wells, formerly of the Continental of
Bradentown, will assume the manage-
ment, and there will be no interruption
in service. The many friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Miller will regret to learn that they
are leaving and all wish for them much
success in their new surroundings.
Professor B.D. Nichols and his wife
were proud of the fruit they grew in
their yard on Snapper Street (Gulf
Hugh Whitehead has sold his big
farm on School Key (now Key Royale)
and will invest the proceeds in his store
on Spring Avenue and Shad Street
(present-day Crescent). The store is
quite a nobby little affair and, being lo-
cated in the center of the Island, is des-
tined to become very popular. This
makes two stores for Anna Maria, so
visitors will find it unnecessary to lay
in a store of the "good things of the
land" before coming to the resort.
Vegetables are beginning to
move from Anna Maria farms, and the
dock will present quite an animated
scene during the next few weeks. The
roll of the trucks as the vegetables are
loaded on the boats for shipping, and
the cries of the truckers as they "heave
to" at their task, make us know that the
realization of Anna Maria as a shipping
point is at hand.
The Anna Maria Beach Company
will commence laying water mains
along the Gulf front in a short time,
from which mains the water will be
piped to the cottages. Almost every
cottage at the beach will soon have run-
ning water, which will add much to its
desirability. The water is slightly sul-
phur but is very pleasant to the taste
and contains medicinal properties,
which makes it adaptable to people suf-
fering with stomach, bladder and kid-
ney troubles, and it is also a mild laxa-
Much interest will be felt in the
news that Anna Maria is to have a
church. The plans and specifications
are being drafted for the Roser Memo-
rial Church, which is to be constructed
of stone and will make quite an addi-
tion to our attractive resort. The build-
ing is to be used for a combination
church and school house and the
people of Anna Maria are indeed fortu-
nate in having a church and school
house while it is yet in its infancy, they
realizing that it could be many years
before so much could be expected.
Reverend Mr. Belt of
Bradentown has been conducting Sun-
day school and services every Sunday
in Anna Maria for the past several Sun-
days. The services have been much
enjoyed and largely attended.
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Where's the petition?
If our Bradenton Beach redneck mayor runs true to
form, he will not resign until he is kicked out.
Where can I sign a petition?
Roger Shelley, Bradenton Beach
Cooperation gives gift of music
My heartfelt thanks to the community for the over-
whelming support it has given to the Anna Maria Island
Community Orchestra & Chorus.
We had almost a full house at St. Bernard Church
on Sunday, March 3, for our third concert of the sea-
son. What beautiful music! We were fortunate to have
Ruth Weaver as violin soloist. She played the Mozart
Concerto for Violin No. 3 in G-Allegro brilliantly.
Weaver is a junior in high school. She is the concert-
master of the West Coast Youth Symphony was well
as the Pine View Orchestra and the Pineview Chamber
Symphony. How wonderful to hear what talent our
young people have.
We also had the great pleasure of seeing beautiful
ballerinas from the Bradenton Ballet Repertory Com-
pany. Allison Erwin Norton, artistic director and cho-
reographer, trained the young ballerinas. They danced
like angels, so gracefully to the music of our orchestra
under the baton of Maestro Alfred Gershfeld. The
dancers are: Sarah Loveland and Kiernan Wilkins of
Anna Maria Island, Kendra Graham, Carta Hartwig,
Jennifer Olsen, Lauren Griffin, Patty Lambertson, Ali-
cia Moss, Charissa May, Kristen Nonell and Anita Ray.
So many hands made the concert possible. It was
great to see the young men from Manatee High Key
Club setting up chairs and putting them away after the
concert. Thank you. When you think of it, this wonder-
ful orchestra and chorus is made up of our neighbors
Thank you St. Bernard Church for allowing us to
use your facilities for the concert and Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church for letting us practice and hold recit-
als at your church.
Of course, none of this would be possible without
the guidance and enthusiasm of our founder, Willem
Jean Holmes, chorus member
Winter visitors want to help
I am writing to you somewhat diffidently because my
wife and I are visitors to your lovely Island from Canada,
and we are mindful that guests should keep their views to
themselves, if they hope not to wear out their welcome!
Nevertheless, we have been coming to Anna Maria
Island for 20 years and have spent the winters here for
the past six years. We really feel that we are at home
here and would like to contribute in some way to the
welfare of the Island community we enjoy as much.
Recently, we have become aware of the growing
number of children and teenagers on the Island and we
have learned of the ongoing debate over the urgent
need for recreational facilities and proposals from par-
ents for the development of such on the land behind the
Holmes Beach City Hall. While we think that the
youngsters on the Island are remarkably well-behaved,
there is no doubt that good recreational facilities are a
good investment and we can only support the wishes
of the parents in this respect.
We realize, of course, that while we spend a substan-
tial sum of money on the Island we are not taxpayers and
it may seem a little presumptuous for us to be telling Is-
landers how to spend scarce tax dollars. We would like,
however, to suggest that temporary residents like our-
selves should be encouraged to contribute to the life of the
Island community in some way such as acting as volun-
teers or making gifts of equipment, etc.
However, I suspect that most of us are best able to
make modest financial contributions and I would like
to see something like a "Snowbirds' Fund" set up
which could be used to benefit the Island and its people
with a first priority being the youngsters of Anna
Maria. If there is any interest in such a proposal, people
might want to so indicate through The Islander's office,
or directly to my wife Sylvia or me at 778-6364.
If interest is not forthcoming to this particular idea,
perhaps the City of Holmes Beach might itself set up
such a fund to receive contributions from temporary
residents for the benefit of the youth of the Island (i.e.,
for recreation, special needs of the elementary school,
etc.) We would be happy to help with such a fund in
any way we could.
Sylvia and Jack Manion, Holmes Beach
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Joe's Eats & Sweets says sorry
We apologize to our community for not being able
to participate in the Flavors of the Island for the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce this year.
The date selected is a hardship for us and many other
small Island businesses during the height of the season.
We hope in the future the Island Chamber will be
more considerate in choosing a date that will enable all
our Island restaurants to participate.
Joseph Spallino, Joe's Eats & Sweets,
Mayor's paycheck a waste
Leroy Arnold says he is a tax saving mayor and
wants to get rid of waste.
The first thing he should do is resign. The biggest
waste in Bradenton Beach government is his pay check
of $500 per month. Every mayor of our city has been
a working mayor and earned his or her pay.
He has done nothing since taking the oath on Dec. 11.
George Sinclair, Bradenton Beach
Islander sad to say 'good-bye'
I'm not much good with good-byes ... Heck, I'm
not so hot with hellos either, but in between the two
I've grown to love this place and a lot of the people that
call or have called it home.
While I may not be a world traveler, I've been
around a few blocks (some a few too many times) and
so far I think this is my favorite spot on the planet.
Tony Bennett obviously never crossed the last
Longboat bridge going north.
I have to differ with slick Willie on that parting and
sweet sorrow stuff. As far as I'm concerned, parting
just sort of stinks. The memories may be sweet and the
sorrow will definitely be there but it's hard to leave
none-the-less. Sometimes circumstances don't come
with multiple choice options.
I hope the old saying about, "Once you get the sand
of Anna Maria Island between the toes, you always
come back," is true, but, in case I've got things screwed
up, I'm sure I have some sand in my shorts as well.
See you all again (soon I hope).
'Til then, God bless and God speed healing to those
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Citizens sought to review Bradenton Beach government
Bradenton Beach officials are looking for citizens
to assist in three committees charged with revising city
Citizens interested in serving on committees to
review the city's charter, employee benefits and gov-
ernmental code of conduct should contact the city
clerk's office at 778-1005.
Citizens are needed to serve on:
Charter review committee
The basic document that created Bradenton Beach,
the charter was drafted in 1958 and, although it has
been modified, it is still outdated.
As city attorney Alan Prather put it, "The charter
is an anachronism, to be blunt."
Changes to the charter recommended by the com-
mittee will have to be approved by the voters in a ref-
erendum, probably during the December elections.
Councilman Gail Cole is the council's liaison on
the charter review committee.
Many governmental functions council and employ-
ees fulfill are not spelled out in any formalized docu-
ment. Cole said there is no way for employees to be
praised for doing a good job and little that can be done,
short of firing, to criticize an employee.
Another area not spelled out is a recent practice of
having council liaisons to various departments in the city.
The employee pay plan, where employees are paid
more depending on their longevity as city workers, is also
expected to be reviewed,
Cole suggested department heads enter into a con-
tract with the city to work an agreed-upon period of time.
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher is the council's li-
aison on the employee benefit committee.
Code of conduct
State and local laws generally describe what
elected officials, appointed board members and city
employees can or cannot do, but the city does not have
a central document that outlines those activities.
Councilman John Kaufmann, the council liaison
for the code of conduct committee, said he would be
researching existing laws to bring together one docu-
ment that would provide a rule of thumb for the con-
duct of people involved in government.
Holmes Beach planning commission rejects fence ordinance
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission voted last
week to recommend that council reject an ordinance al-
lowing six-foot fences on properties with three front yards.
The ordinance was drafted to enable Carla and
Alexander Quizon, owners of a home at 302 58th St.,
to build a six-foot fence in their yard. Their property
presented a unique situation because it has three
front yards and is bounded by Holmes Boulevard,
58th and 60th Streets.
The city's ordinance defines a front yard as one
where there is a street, regardless of where the front
door is located. Four-foot fences are allowed in front
yards, but six-foot fences are only permitted in back
yards with the adjoining property owners' permission.
In January the council agreed to proceed with an
ordinance change for properties that border on more
than one street where the front yard is the one listed as
the address on the county tax roll. All ordinances must
be reviewed by the planning commission, which then
makes a recommendation to council.
Although council said it would affect only five or
six properties, Commissioner Bruce Golding said that
when he surveyed a portion of the city from the Anna
Maria City line to the Manatee County Public Beach,
he found 24.
"Most of them were duplexes," he said. "Addition-
ally it could apply to a lot of properties on Gulf Drive
- condos, motels, apartments that take up entire
city blocks. I wonder if this could also be applied to
churches such as the Lutheran Church at Marina and
Planners also took issue with language in the
ordinance's "whereas" statements.
"In the second whereas, what is the public health
and safety reason for a six-foot fence?" asked Golding.
"In the third whereas it says because it only applies to
a couple of people it won't have an adverse impact on
the city's character. As I drove around I saw many,
many illegal fences and some are six foot high or
higher and they're on frontage."
"This whole thing is a big piece of baloney," Com-
missioner Mike Faarup said. "A four-foot fence is
plenty high. The city does not need six-foot fences.
And to stretch this ordinance to health, safety and wel-
fare is ridiculous."
Faarup made a motion to draft a response to coun-
cil that the proposed ordinance is ill-advised, has many
discrepancies and is not consistent with the city's land
development code. As part of the response, planners
asked council to take action on illegal fences.
Holmes Beach has
For the first time in its history, the City of
Holmes Beach has a certified municipal clerk.
Leslie R. Ford was
recently awarded the
designation by the In-
of Municipal Clerks
in San Dimas, Calif.
Ford, who has
been with the city for
seven years, attended
the institute for three
years in West Palm
Beach and Jackson-
ville. She graduated in November of 1995 and
was notified of her designation March 5.
Ford is a member of the IIMC and the
Floridi Association of City Clerks.
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Island 'Spring Gallery Night Tour' April 3
For the second time this season, six Anna Maria resented a first-time effort by all of the Island's artists
Island art galleries will join hands next week for a and art organizations to work together to promote the
special evening of art demonstrations and exhibits, visual arts Islandwide.
refreshments and live entertainment. Guests are invited to visit the galleries in any cho-
The "Spring Gallery Night Tour" will be held sen order. On the tour in Holmes Beach will be the
from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. Four galleries Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive in the Island
in Holmes Beach and two in Anna Maria will partici- Shopping Center; the Anna Maria Island Art League,
pate. Free Easter bonnet photographs, entertainment 5312 Holmes Blvd.; Phoenix Frame, 5306 Holmes
by strolling street singer Leesa Wittus and free rides Blvd.; and Island Gallery West, 5348 Gulf Drive.
between the galleries provided by the Anna Maria Is- In Anna Maria, the tour will include Autumn's
land Trolley will be included. Whims & Fine Things, 217 Pine Ave., and Heron's
The first evening tour, held last November, was Watch, 509 Pine Ave.
called a large success by all the participants and rep- Information, call Zoe Von Averkamp, 778-7216.
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VanWagoner sworn in as mayor Monday
Bob VanWagoner, left, was sworn in as mayor of the City of Holmes Beach Monday by Dawn Marshall,
deputy supervisor of elections. Ron Robinson and Carol Whitmore were also sworn in as council members.
Following the ceremony,. the new council held its first meeting and reelected Luke Courtney as chairman and
Don Maloney as vice chairman. VanWagoner told council his priorities will be to restore administrative
prerogatives to the council, develop a program of realistic storm drainage improvements, enforce the city's
noise ordinance, check speed limit enforcement, study the code enforcement procedure, research options for
a city beautification program, work with the other Island cities on bicycle paths, initiate meetings of neigh-
borhood representatives and resolve the matter of the city hall complex. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
"' .sworn in
From left: James Bell, Bob
Jorgensen, Bill Saunders,
Courtney were sworn in as
S members of the Holmes
Beach Charter Review
Commission Monday by
Dawn Marshall, deputy
supervisor of elections.
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scheduledfor March 28 at
2p.m. Islander Photo:
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golf tourney April 20
Loving Hands Ministries Inc. will host its fifth
annual Charity Golf Tournament for men and women
at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Rosedale Country Club
east of Interstate 75 in Bradenton. The registration
deadline is April 10. All proceeds will benefit Loving
Hands in downtown Bradenton.
Opened in 1984, Loving Hands offers an 18-
month, structured residential program for young men
caught in the grips of alcoholism, drug addiction, crime
and other life-control problems. The nonprofit minis-
try is funded entirely through private donations and
The tournament will feature a four-player scramble
format, trophies for the top three teams, a 1996 auto-
mobile for a hole-in-one, other playing prizes and give-
aways and a post-play awards banquet. For more infor-
mation and registration, call 747-5683.
Tim Smith entertains at
Tenor Tim Smith of Holmes Beach will perform
"A Prelude to Spring" with members of his Manatee
High School choral group at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1,
at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. The public is
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Easter
madrigals will be included in the performance. For
more information, call the Guild at 778-6694.
Phantom of the Arts
celebration to be held
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance will spon-
sor the Third Annual Phantom of the Arts on Saturday
and Sunday, March 30 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
on each day, on Old Main Street (12th Street West), in
The event will be held in conjunction with the
Florida Heritage Festival at Bradenton Riverfest.
Riverfest takes place at Rossi Waterfront Park. The
walkway under the Green Bridge will serve to connect
the two events.
The Phantom will offer music, dance, visual art
booths, beer and wine, gourmet foods, professional
ongoing entertainment, a children's art tent, youth
stage, and a street dance at the main stage featuring a
17-piece big band, the Sophisticates, and a juried art
Shuttles will be available from outlying parking
Call the Manatee County Cultural Alliance at 721-
0405 for more information.
Medicare workshop at
Island Branch Library
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach will
be the site of a Medicare workshop on Tuesday, April
2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The topic of discussion will be Medicare changes
for 1996, covered Medicare entitlements, and informa-
tion about what is not covered by Medicare.
The public is invited to attend.
A few openings left for
Rev. Donald Baier of St. Bernard Catholic
Church reports there are a few openings left for an
excursion to Rome next Oct. 10 through 19. The
package price is $2,700 per person including airfare,
four-star hotels, bus transfers and tours, breakfast and
dinner with wine daily.
The trip will include four days in Rome with tours
of the Forums, the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica,
the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, Catacombs
and a papal visit.
Travelers will also go to Assisi (the Basilicas of
St. Francis, Santa Chiara and Santa Maria Degli
Angell); Florence (an excursion to Lake Trasimeno
and Perugia); Sienna (St. Catherine's birthplace); and
Padua (St. Anthony's Basilica). The final two days
will be spent in Venice with tours of the city to in-
clude San Marco Plaza, Bell Tower and the Bridge of
For more information, call Father Baier at 778-
4769 or Absolutely Anywhere Travel at 792-1773.
Caregivers support group
starts April 3
A caregivers support group for those caring for
loved ones with chronic health conditions will meet
from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday starting April 3
at Anna Maria Fire District Station No. 1, 6001 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. There is no fee for attend-
The support group is part of the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center's Family Foundations Re-
source Center, which offers free professional and
trained-volunteer counseling and support for children
and adults from all three Island cities. Facilitators for
the caregivers group will be psychologist Mary-Mar-
garet Dickinson and counselor Bette Webber.
For more information, call the Community Cen-
ter at 778-1908.
April abounds with exhibit
at Island Branch Library
The Island Branch Library invites the public to
view three separate exhibits that will be on display
during the month of April.
Oils and Acrylics by Dr. Allan Weissman of
Pottery by Deborah Keller-McCartney of Anna
Watercolors by Mary Jane Hemmelgarn, a win-
ter resident of Bradenton Beach.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. Call the library at 778-
6341 for more information.
Bingo at Annie Silver
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center, 23rd St. N. and Avenue C in Bradenton
Beach, on Thursday, March 28, beginning at 7 p.m.
Cards cost 50 cents each.
Refreshments available for purchase include
cake, soda and coffee.
Daniel Virden Anderson
Daniel Virden Anderson, 87, of Holmes Beach,
died March 24 at home.
Born in Dover, Del., Mr. Anderson came to Manatee
County from McLean, Va., in 1971. He was a former for-
eign service officer, retiring in 1968 after 35 years. He was
a member of the Alliance Francaise, United Nations As-
sociations U.S.A. and the Island Garden Club.
He is survived by his wife, Joy; a daughter, Joy
Weston of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a son, Dr. Scott Anderson
of San Francisco; three sisters, Blanche Frey of
Barrington, Il.; Amelia Sloan ofHarbeson, Del., and Rose
Akerman of Upperco, Md.; and six grandchildren.
No visitation or service will be held. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Holmes Beach, was in charge of the
Captain James D.
Captain James D. Richards, 54, a former resident
of Anna Maria, died March 23 in Brunswick, Ga.
Born in Massachusetts, Captain Richards was a
graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy and
was employed as a merchant marine for 25 years,
sailing around the world.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; two sons, Ken
of Brunswick, Ga., and James of Tampa; and a
brother, Staunton of Wilmington, Del.
Services will not be held at this time. Memorial
contributions may be made to Brunswick Port Soci-
ety/International Seamen's House, 307 Newcastle St.,
Brunswick, Ga. 31520.
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Easter week worship services
The Island churches will offer the following
worship services on Palm Sunday, March 31,
through Holy Week and Easter Sunday, April 7.
Easter sunrise service on beach
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will
present its 32nd annual Easter Sunrise Service at
6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday at the Manatee County Pub-
lic Beach pavilion at the west end of Manatee Av-
enue in Holmes Beach. The club's Spiritual Aims
Chairman Jim Meena expects close to 1,000 wor-
shippers of all ages to attend.
The Rev. Wayne D. Kirk of Roser Memorial
Community Church will deliver the Easter message.
Bob Lopiccolo, Cecelia and Jim Meena, and soprano
Katherine Barlow will participate in the music offer-
ings. A collection to support all seven Island
churches will be taken. Those attending are asked to
bring their own seats or blankets.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St., Bradenton Beach, 753-1543. Palm Sun-
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day: Worship, 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday: Supper
6 p.m. followed by Communion Service. Easter Sun-
day: Worship, 10:30 a.m.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-4769. Palm Sunday: Vigil,
5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Masses at 8, 9:30 and
11 a.m. Confession: Saturday, March 30, 4-4:30
p.m.; Holy Monday and Holy Tuesday, 9 a.m. Daily
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a.m. Holy Wednesday: Penance Service, 4 p.m. Holy
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Friday: Good Friday Services, 3 p.m.; Stations of the
Cross, 7 p.m. Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil, 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Mass.
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-1638. Palm Sunday:
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 7:30 a.m.; Rite II, 9 a.m.;
Choral Rite I, 11 a.m. Holy Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday: Mass, 10 a.m. Maundy Thursday:
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the Altar of the Repose, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Good Friday: Prayer Vigil, 6 a.m. to noon; Mass of
the Pre-Sanctified and Solemn Collects, noon; Sta-
tions of the Cross, 1 p.m.; confessions, 1:30-2:30
p.m. Easter Eve: The Great Vigil of Easter, 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Festive Celebrations of the Holy
Eucharist, 7 a.m., Rite I; 9 a.m., Rite II; and 11 a.m.,
Choral Rite I.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 6300 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-4266. Palm Sunday: Ser-
vice, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday meeting, 7:30 p.m. Eas-
ter Sunday: Service, 10:30 a.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-1813. Palm Sunday: Pro-
cessional Services and Holy Communion, 8 and
10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday: Foot Washing and
Holy Communion, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Good
Friday: Tenebrae Services, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Easter
Sunday: Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; Holy Commun-
ion and Choral Feast, 10:30 a.m.
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Anna
Maria, 778-0719. Palm Sunday: Choral Worship
Services, 8:30 and 10:55 a.m.; Easter Cantata, 6 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Choral Worship Services, 8:30 and
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 778-0414. Palm Sunday:
Choral Worship Services, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Maundy
Thursday: Worship Service, 7 p.m. Good Friday:
Worship Service, noon. Saturday: Seaside Service,
5 p.m. Easter Sunday: Choral Worship Services,
9:30 and 11 a.m.
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Worship Services, 9 and 11 a.m. Holy Thursday: Sup-
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For we don't have to walk in the slush because we had no snow.
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That already have on so much paint you wonder how they float.
And the cardinal proclaims his domain as he sings from the highest tree,
And the perennials break out in bloom for all the world to see.
But the surest sign of spring, and who could ask for more,
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School orchestras become one
for a night
The 60-piece Manatee High School Senior Orchestra
performed at King Middle School the evening of
March 11 alone and then in union with King's
eighth grade orchestra hoping to convince the
soon-to-be King graduates to enter the orchestra
program at MHS next year. MHS senior Mike Fara
of Anna Maria picked up his first bow and strings in
ninth grade and was hailed as an example of willing-
ness, perseverance and excellence.
Longboat Chapel presents
"An Afternoon of Trios"
The Longboat Island Chapel will present "An Af-
ternoon of Trios" on Sunday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in the
chapel at 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
Bert Phillips, cellist, and Toby Blumenthal, pianist,
will be joined by Joseph Roche, violinist, to perform an
afternoon of chamber music. A free will offering will
be taken. Call 383-6491 for more details.
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announces 1996-97 season
The Manatee Players has announced its slate of
plays to be performed in its 1996/97 season.
The Players will present:
"Phantom," written by Arthur Kopit with music
and lyrics by Maury Yeston, Sept. 5 Sept. 25.
"God's Favorite," by Neil Simon, Oct. 24 -
"I Remember Mama," written by John van
Druten, Dec. 2 22.
"Chicago," book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse and
music by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jan. 30, 1997 -
"Driving Miss Daisy," by Alfred Uhry, March
"My Fair Lady," book and lyrics by Alan Jay
Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, May 1 8.
For information, call 748-5875.
'She Loves Me' and family
show comes to Van Wezel
"She Loves Me," the song-filled musical love story
with a twist by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, will
come to Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
for three shows at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, and
2 and 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29.
The Chameleons, two actors who awe their audi-
ences with a mesmerizing combination of mime, illu-
sion and physical comedy, will perform at 10:30 a.m.
on Saturday, March 20, to delight children of all ages.
For ticket information call the Van Wezel box of-
fice at 953-3368.
St. James Gallery mounts
In celebration of its first anniversary, the St. James
Gallery at the Landmark Building, 318 Old Main St.,
Bradenton, will mount an exhibit of art work by its
resident artists premiering on Friday, March 29, at 6:30
p.m. The exhibit will continue during Phantom of the
Arts weekend in downtown Bradenton.
The public is invited to attend; admission is free.
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Former mayor honored
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Bohnenberger was honored for his dedication
and service by the Manasota League of Cities
last week. Bohnenberger served the league for
two years as president and one year as vice
By unanimous vote, league members ap-
pointed Bohnenberger as the league's lobbyist
to the state legislature.
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sponsors tech seminar
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor a Technology Seminar on Tuesday, April 2, at
the chamber office, Whitney Beach Plaza, 6854 Gulf
of Mexico Dr., Longboat.
The seminar will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Participants will explore all kinds of equipment
and software programs before buying or upgrading.
Instructors will be on hand to give information about
your current equipment, programs and on-line services.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced users are
For more information, cost, or reservations, call
Adoption Connection of
Manasota to begin
Adoption Connection of Manasota is a new orga-
nization formed by a birth mother and two adoptees. It
will provide support meetings three weeks a month at
the Sarasota Family YMCA Child Care Resource and
Referral office, 122 N. Lime Ave., Sarasota, beginning
Elizabeth Scott, an adoptee, will conduct search
workshops for adult adoptees, birth parents of adult
adoptees and displaced siblings and relatives who
choose to search.
For details, call 748-3001 days.
IEf PAGE 14 A MARCH 28, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Alice's restaurant, Florida style, helps
gather your soul, tickle your fancy
Take a day trip to of all places -
By David Futch
There's something magical and out of place in a
small town that boasts a 205-foot-tall pink marble
tower and a Swiss chalet that looks to have been
decorated with all the imagination of Alice in Won-
In the heart of Florida (Polk County) between
Bartow and Yeehaw Junction is Lake Wales, a Leave-
It-To-Beaveresque community as pretty as you'll find.
On the north side of town amid orange groves ris-
ing from the highest point in peninsular Florida at 298
feet is Bok Tower, a carillon monolith dedicated to the
people of the United States by a grateful immigrant
thankful of the opportunities this country gave him.
It is a garden sanctuary that, as my father once said,
"is a place where you can go to gather your soul to-
Indeed, as a film introduction in the "Cracker
House" tells you, at dawn the gardens are so quiet you
can hear the colors changing in the sky. The birds be-
gin to sing and Iron Mountain touches the spirit with
its beauty and peaceful quiet.
In 1923 Edward Bok asked a landscape architect to
transform a sandy hill into gardens of exotic and native
plants including varying ferns, palms, oaks, pines, ca-
mellias, azaleas, gardenias, magnolias and other flow-
Bok then added the carillon tower like those re-
membered from his childhood in the Netherlands. The
gardens were dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge
in 1929. Short carillon concerts are played on the half
hour with a full concert every day at 3 p.m. Featured
works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Telemann and Gaston
Feremans waft through the gardens.
The inhabitants of the sanctuary and its Pine Ridge
Nature Preserve are foxes, raccoons, bobcats, armadil-
los, opossums, swans, ducks, herons, turtles, alligators,
and other wild creatures all protected by the unique
nature of Bok Tower Gardens. Gargantuan goldfish
cruise the moat and reflecting pond.
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Chalet Suzanne, a pastel hodge-podge of pink,
yellow, green, blue and orchid spires, steeples, gables,
balconies and courtyards, was created by Bertha
Hinshaw in 1931 and still is run by her son Carl and his
wife Vita. The Chalet's gourmet soups are known
worldwide and even out of this world, having been part
of the menu on Apollo 15 and 16 moon flights.
The dining room, overlooking Lake Suzanne, is a
visual treat of the treasures Bertha Hinshaw collected
during 18 round-the-world trips. No two dining tables,
crafted of Persian tiles, are alike. Each Italian, Portu-
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twirling stems. No two tables are the same but the place
settings at each table are elegantly coordinated. The beau-
tiful Norwegian styled ashtrays are made by the Chalet's
own ceramist and serve as soup bowls.
The essence of the Chalet's reputation is its cuisine
earning a four-star Mobil Guide rating and 25 years
of Golden Spoon awards from Florida Trend magazine.
Dinner is as eclectic as the doodads that fill the
restaurant and adjoining sitting rooms. Be fore-
warned: Bring plenty of cash or your favorite credit
card. Entrees start at $56.25 and run to $75.50. Our
meal for two with a bottle of Sterling Diamond
Mountain chardonnay and a Stag's Leap cabernet
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And it was worth every penny.
Each dinner is a gourmand's dream and involves
six courses beginning with the Chalet's famous broiled
half grapefruit topped with a crispy sauteed chicken
liver. Next comes Carl's romaine soup, an amalgam of
chicken broth, mushrooms, chopped onions and carrots
Five to six choices of main course entrees vary
from lobster Newburg to a 12-ounce grilled lamb chop
to lump crab in herb butter to broiled shad roe.
Finish with a rum cream pie that is light, fluffy and
rich or a more hedonistic treat like cherries Romanoff
or gateau Christina, thin layers of toasted almond me-
ringue with layers of dark chocolate between.
Retire for an after dinner drink in the Swedish bar
complete with every known liquor available, leather
stools and a mural of what appears to be a coronation
march of a distant past monarch.
The rooms at the inn are equally funky, some with
surprisingly low ceilings, but spacious enough to in-
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collectibles. Attention to detail is imperative to the
Hinshaws. Rooms contain baskets of fruit and candy
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Rooms don't have numbers but are named for
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mushrooms and miniature gnomes. Ceramic tiles on
the interior courtyard wall bear names and messages
from celebrities and celebrant guests of the inn. You
can add your message for $50.
Then there is "Azalea" and "Periwinkle" and
A governor's suite is perched above the restaurant
with a bird's eye view of the lake and the full expanse
of the inn.
Every room, every nook and cranny is as much
museum as a look at the Hinshaw's past. Each room
is as unique as the tables in the dining room. Marble,
granite, antiques and hand-painted ceramic tiles are
complemented with every conceivable convenience.
There's a hair dryer, wood hangers, fine soaps and
shampoo, thick bath sheets larger than beach towels,
plush down blankets, tapestry throw pillows. And
As Whitman said, "There is a charming nuttiness
in the way the floors of some rooms slant, in the way
walls are out of plumb and in the rakish pitch of roofs.
Architectural ad-libbing has produced rooms too small
for dwarfs, rooms large enough for an empress."
Each addition to the inn over the years winds along
turning brick paths linking rooms and suites, balconies
and gardens, where one might come upon the "In Be-
tween" room, sandwiched between two others.
Then, in between ultimate relaxation and culinary
sensations you can enjoy the gift shop, wine dungeon,
cuckoo's nest, chapel antique shop, a visit with the
potter in the ceramic salon, a tour of the soup cannery
or a dip in the lakeside swimming pool.
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The first 100 days
By Don Maloney
Special to the Islander
Traditionally in this country, you'll remember, I'm
sure, how new presidents look back and are looked
back on after the first 100 days following their in-
auguration. It's a sort of a "How am I doin'?" thing.
What reminded me of that was a look at my 1996 cal-
endar the other day and realizing that this year's first
100 days are about history. And that caused me to look
back at my New Year's resolutions.
What I saw made me even more unhappy than I am
when the Dallas Cowboys win the Super Bowl. Don't
get me wrong. I'm not so low that I'm ready to do
something drastic like voting for a two or three million
dollar city hall complete with swimming pool and
hockey rink. It's just that I'm mad at myself, I guess,
for letting sit undone all those thing I set out to get done
Outside of a failed diet (failed the 27th year in a
row), I'll give you another reason for my concern: Al-
though I fully realize that I didn't marry Wife Sarah
back in 1949 with the idea of changing her ways, I did
discover as I'm sure you can imagine if you've had
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noon until 1:30 p.m. when the workshop will
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the nuptial experience that some ways meriting
change don't show up until after the honeymoon.
Like how could I have possibly known when Girl-
friend Sarah and I were courting back in White Plains
that once in our very own house she would do
things like hanging our toilet paper so it unrolled from
the back rather than over the top the way my mother
used to hang it?
I probably could have arranged to live rather happily
unrolling from the back IF the toilet paper makers hadn't
started printing those different designs on the rolls.
Surely you've noticed that when they print, they
print on only one side of the paper. And you can't help
but see that they roll it so the printed side faces out.
Unless, of course, you hang it Wife Sarah's way. Then,
all the paper that hangs down from the roll is looking
at you or vice versa from the blank side. Oh,
there's some printed area you can see, the part around
the roll itself. But, as the roll gets smaller, you see less
On the other hand, you hang it my Mother's way,
so that you unroll over the top, you can see only the
printed side every single snowflake, autumn leaf, or
whatever right down to the last of the thousand or
more sheets you paid for.
What made all this toilet paper thing even worse is
that I thought by buying only plain white rolls in 1996
I could end all this. Well, I did, but it didn't. That's
because you know that toilet paper rolls seldom tear
where they are perforated. And as a result often
when you give it a good unroll yank, most of the roll
unwinds and piles up on the bathroom floor. Should
that happen, it's a thousand times easier to re-roll it
over the top than to try to re-roll it under the bottom.
For more than 46 years now, I've explained all this
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to Wife Sarah without changing her from under to over.
Maybe before 1996 is over, I can install one of those
side-by-side two-roll toilet paper hangers like they do
in airport and K-Mart bathrooms. Then, she could have
her under, and I could have my over. We could even
have our own individual designs (I always hated the
snowflakes). I mean, his-and-her toothbrushes and tow-
els, why not toilet paper?
Please don't let all this lead you to misunderstand-
ing the situation in the Maloney bathroom. The toilet
paper thing isn't really that big a deal. It's just the last
of the Wife Sarah changeovers to be accomplished in
that part of the house.
I have to admit that now she almost always puts the
top back on the toothpaste. That was accomplished
when I agreed to meet her half way by switching from
my favorite mint fluoride to her plain fluoride. And
now that she sometimes squeezes the toothpaste from
the bottom of the tube and has learned to stick the thin
little leftover soap to the new big bar, I guess I just have
more time to fret over the toilet paper.
There's more bothering me about these first 100
days. Like I still haven't thought of what to say to those
people who get in front of me in the express lane with
more than 10 items.
And I still haven't figured out how come Canadian
drivers have their headlights on all day but can't make
their directional lights work, even at night. I know they
are not local drivers, because many of the locals leave
on their directionals long after they have turned.
Don't let all of this lead you to think I'm giving up on
1996. I have great faith that things will work out I'll bet
you even money that our toilet paper rolls out over the top
by Thanksgiving even if I have to put up with topless
squeezed-from-the-top toothpaste to get it that way.
And maybe I'll get in the express lane myself with
more than 10 items. And maybe Canadian drivers will
just drive straight ahead and then they'll be Anna
Maria's problem. And maybe locals will really turn
when they signal.
While you're waiting to see if all this happens, unroll
yourself a very happy what's left of the New Year.
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Another win for the Island
Katie Pierola, former mayor of Bradenton Beach,
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prize of a framed photograph of a hot air balloon by
Island photographer and former Save Anna Maria,
Inc., President Melody Kramer. Baudas was one of
nine lucky winners of the variety of items donated by
Island artists and businesses who participated in the
event March 9. SAM, the grassroots organization
spearheading the fight to stop construction of a
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By Sarah Thomas
6th grade, King Middle School,
Speech Contest Winner
* Sarah Thomas, a graduate of Anna Maria Elementary
and a resident of Anna Maria City, took second place
out of all county-wide middle school finalists in the 4H/
Tropicana Manatee County Speech Contest.
There I was, seven years old, in my pretty pink
dress, wearing my patent leather shoes, playing with
my Barbie dolls, brushing their hair ... NOT!
I was 10 feet high, climbing a seagrape tree, swing-
ing from a limb like a monkey in a tree. Unlike a mon-
key, though, I lost my grip and fell to the ground im-
paling my stomach on a five-inch piece of wood stick-
ing up from the ground.
As it turned out, I had punctured my liver and
needed emergency surgery. My recovery took about
three weeks and to this day my mom, being the kind
soul she is, makes sure I get my iron and vitamin A
from other sources besides, need I say, liver!
On to second grade and my next mishap.
Once again it was monkey-related behavior, but
this time I wasn't swinging from a tree but hanging
one-handed from the monkey bars at school slipping ...
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falling ... breaking my elbow. I came close, an eighth
of an inch, to having pins put in my elbow. And there
went my skating party for my eighth birthday. And
being born on Leap Day, I only have a birthday every
Next came our summer vacation in Maine. Every-
thing was fine until that "have a nice trip, see you next
Fall day" when I raced my dad down a pebbled path
and my father, being the competitor he is, would not let
me get past him. I took that "trip" and had that "fall"
and ended up with seven stitches in my knee.
Seven days later, I got my stitches out and we went
for a nice picnic on Cadillac Mountain. I was climbing
the rocks when my dad said, "Sarah, you're going to
slip and bust that knee open again if you're not care-
ful." Well, as the saying goes, "Father Knows Best."
And for the second time in one week, we had to inter-
rupt the doctor's dinner to patch up my knee this
time he wasn't smiling.
Well, my parents like to brag about how I did, in
fact, survive my accident-prone childhood years. But
now they are worried and wondering if they will, in
fact, survive my upcoming and dreaded teenage
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mom and dad, since I am only a dog. I want to
thank all my good friends at the Island Animal
Clinic for the wonderful care they provided.
My momn and dad called the clinic at 9 pm
because I was so sick and Dr. Bystrom said to
bring me over in 15 minutes. Mom and dad took
me and met Dr. Bystrom.
I was very sick and Dr. Bystrom took me to
his house and treated me with love and care. I
was in the hospital for one week and Dr.
Bystom called mom and dad every day to let
them know exactly what was happening. These
people saved my life. They were absolutely
wonderful. I love you all.
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David & Sandy Austin
P.S. Thank you also to all our friends that called
and came by to see how Mr. Munch was doing.
Plus a special thanks to Dr. Nancy.
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Reaching the peak
Celestial events, eclipses and comets and such are
happening during the month of April.
There's nothing like a lunar eclipse and not too
many opportunities to enjoy one in a lifetime.
The rare event will take place during a full moon
on Wednesday, April 3, between 6 and 7 p.m. It may
be hard to see until it starts to slip out of the eclipse but
persistent viewing may pay off. Keep watching.
Then there's Comet Hyakutake, traveling across
the night sky at 90,000 mph throughout April. Keep
your eyes on the sky this comet was discovered with
6-inch binoculars in January.
Not necessarily the typical events of a vacation on
Anna Maria Island.
As seasons go, this has been a busy one for most
Island businesses. Reservations at area restaurants ap-
pear to be up and lines of traffic are extended to the
maximum. It leaves us locals wanting for our usual
night out and a pick of reservations. It also means lim-
ited trips in the car to anywhere.
Season always brings a large crowd of young
people to the Palma Sola Causeway and with it the
slow-driving gawkers. Too bad they can't get a better
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At peak season, it will be Easter week.
While February, March and April increasingly fill
the Island with visitors, during the week of Easter the
Island is literally packed.
Everyone's spare couch and hideaway bed is in
use. Every motel is filled to capacity. And the same is
true in town except they all come out here to the
beaches, to shop, visit and dine.
Oh boy. Look out, Anna Maria.
And how do we know it's Easter? It was decreed
by the first Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. Don't get out
your calculator that was 1,671 years ago. Those
wise old Niceans were predicting our economy before
PLEASE SEE STIR-IT-UP, NEXT PAGE
glance at the bikinis at a speed faster than 10 mph.
The situation on Manatee Avenue is of course ex-
acerbated by lane closures on the Cortez Bridge. This
in spite of the fact that Department of Transportation
employees persist in their insistence that the work is
This season has yet to peak. How do I know?
For starters, you still can traverse the Palma Sola
Causeway to town and make it back on a Sunday after-
noon in less than one hour. At peak season, this stretch
of road will be in gridlock.
At peak season, you won't get a reservation at
Beach Bistro for love or money, no matter who your
At peak season, you won't have a prayer of a park-
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Are you with me? This critical calculation of Eas-
ter cannot come before March 22 or after April 25. It
pretty much establishes our tourist season as well -
every bit as much as the weather.
The Orthodox Church and some other Eastern
churches reckon the date differently from the West and
usually celebrate Easter later. Don't hold much hope
for a change in Florida, though. For most Christian
Floridians the Easter dates (peak of season) for the next
few years are March 30, 1997; April 12, 1998; April 4,
1999; and finally, pushing it to the threshold, April 23,
What a year 2000 will be.
Sometimes the news is useful and sometimes not.
In between is gossip.
Over the weekend, while the rest of us were out
perusing the architecture and decorating of six Island
homes on the Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes, the
Gene and Janet Aubry house in Holmes Beach was
being photographed for an upcoming feature in Better
Homes and Gardens magazine.
Gene, a noted architect, said they did a lot of re-
decorating. They changed art on the walls and added
seashells to the decor. They
86ed leather chairs from
the living room -
"not southern" -
and moved every-
thing around. They
had lights inside and
outside and projected
shadows of leaves on the
windows. They took over
the place for two days and
"turned it into a movie set."
They even had the audacity to replace a
French street portrait of daughter Katharine with a bird
If they wanted the Aubry home to look more Flo-
ridian than it is they should have gone to the Bahamas.
Watch for it on a newsstand near you. But better
read the captions or you may not recognize the place.
If you've been looking for
Lou "bartender" Fiorentino,
formerly of D.Coy Ducks and
the Sandbar, he's been
found. He's at the
Anna Maria Oyster
Bar on the Anna
Maria city pier and he B
says it's like "going b
lobsters flown in from
Maine. The new lease
holders of the pier and
soon-to-be owners of
the Anchorage also
have a restaurant up
north in Lou's former
Rumor has it Lou
was introduced to the
"joy of shrimp" while
working in the bait
concession on the pier
one day last week. "I
,didn't realize those
things were alive!"
course Lou wouldn't know that crustaceans aren't
included in any adult libations.
Bets are on for Lou to appear behind the bar when
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 28, 1996 E PAGE 19 IE
Phil Leiberman of Sarasota will present an "au-
S dible" review of his forthcoming book "Radio's
Morning Show Personalities" at the Broadcast Pio-
neers, Florida Chapter, luncheon to be held on Friday,
March 29, at noon, at the Fairways of Forest Lakes
Restaurant, 2401 Beneva Rd., Sarasota. Reservations/
The Manatee River Garden Club will present
its annual Flower Show on Saturday and Sunday,
March 30 and 31, at the Garden Center, 3120 First
Ave. W., Bradenton. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. on the 30th and noon to 5 p.m. on the 31st.
This year's theme is "Dream Auras." Cost: free.
The youth Sarasota Sailor Circus will be held
March 27, 28, 29, and 30. at 2075 Bahia Vista St.,
Sarasota with show times at 7:30 p.m. The youth
circus is internationally acclaimed and performs all
over the world. Ticket information: 361-6350.
The Acme Puppet Company will hold a free
puppet workshop at the Manatee County Central
Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton on
Tuesday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is
limited to 25 children, grades two and up. Registra-
The San Remo Shores Association will spon-
sor its Annual Giant Neighborhood Garage and
Bake Sale on Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m. at Cortez Road and 99th St W., Bradenton.
the Anchorage reopens with a new drink concoction -
Live Shrimp Cocktail. Blended Live Shrimp Cocktail.
Live Shrimp Over Rocks. Live Shrimp Colada. Live
Shrimp Cocktail Neat. Live Shrimp Frappe. Mud Slide
Shrimps. Shrimp on the Beach. Live Shrimp Gibson.
Live Shrimp Punch. Live Shrimp Shooters. Live
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 12, burglary to a dwelling, 300 block of
Tarpon. According to the report, three subjects parked
at the end of Tarpon Street, and the driver said he was
going to remove speakers from the victim's residence.
The driver entered the residence and removed a CD and
currency and turned on the radio and removed a soft
drink from the refrigerator.
A neighbor, reported the suspicious vehicle and
persons. Upon the officer's arrival, the driver fled but
was later apprehended by a Holmes Beach officer. The
other subjects were located later.
March 16, battery, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten
Ralph's restaurant. The complainant reported a person
unknown grabbed her by the wrist and attempted to
pull her to the ground.
March 14, burglary to an automobile, 100 block
of 11th Street South. The complainant reported a per-
son unknown entered his vehicle by breaking a window
and removed a cellular phone valued at $250.
March 14, burglary to an automobile, 100 block
of 12th Street South. The complainant reported a per-
son unknown entered his vehicle and removed a jacket
valued at $150 and a briefcase with contents valued at
March 15, battery, 100 block of First Street
North. The victim reported the subject approached him
about vacating the residence, and as he walked away,
the subject grabbed him and began spitting on him. The
victim said the subject followed him to the porch and
spit on the back of his head. Affidavits were signed by
the victim and a witness.
March 15, battery on a law enforcement officer,
resisting with violence, battery, 100 block of Bridge
Street. The officer on patrol heard a thud behind his
vehicle and saw the subject battering the victim with
his fists. When the subject saw the officer, he fled.
The officer checked the victim, then pursued the
subject, wrestled him to the ground and handcuffed
him. When he asked the subject to stand, the subject
kicked him twice in the chest, according to the report.
The officer placed the subject in his patrol car and re-
turned to the victim.
The victim had multiple lacerations around his
right eye and his left cheek and eye were swollen, said
the report. EMS transported him to the hospital. The
officer transported the subject to the hospital.
March 16, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported when he returned to
his vehicle a cooler valued at $180, a suitcase valued
at $28, two watches valued at $100, two tackle boxes
with tools and lures valued at $350, a pepper mill val-
ued at $25, a camera valued at $50, a pair of prescrip-
tion sunglasses valued at $150, a pair of prescription
glasses valued at $150, two rods valued at $155, two
reels valued at $210, a purse valued at $50, a wallet
valued at $25 and $350 in cash were missing.
March 16, theft, 2100 block of Bay Drive North.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed
a clay pot and cactus valued at $160 from the front of
March 16, Baker Act, 1600 block of Gulf Drive
North. The complainant reported the subject took 20 pills.
The officer observed the subject stumble from the bath-
room and fall to the floor. He kept the subject conscious
until EMS arrived to transport her to the hospital where
she was placed in custody under the Baker Act.
March 16, petty theft, 116 Bridge Street, Sports
Lounge. The victim reported a person unknown re-
moved a checkbook, a driver's license, an ATM card,
a calling card and $95 in cash from her purse. The next
day all the items except the cash were found at the
Sports Lounge and returned to the victim.
March 17, grand theft, 100 block of Bridge Street
on the Bay. The complainant reported a person un-
known removed her father's boat and motor valued at
$5,500 from the dock. The boat was recovered by the
complainant on March 19.
March 15, 400 block of 29th Street. The com-
plainant said she told the subject to leave the residence
after finding drug paraphernalia. The officer placed the
items in property.
March 15, suspicious, 300 block of 59th Street.
The complainant called the police department to report
a bomb threat. When the officer arrived the complain-
ant wanted to tell him about a car ride she went on with
her nurse. The officer noted the complainant gets
lonely and calls the police department for someone to
talk to and after some conversation, she was satisfied.
March 15, trespass, 3601 East Bay Drive, Mini
storage. The complainant reported a homeless man was
staying in one of the storage units. The officer issued
a trespass warning.
March 16, found property a bicycle, 6101
Marina Drive, Island Realty.
March 17, disturbance, 200 block of 66th Street.
The complainants were confronted by the subject be-
cause they parked their cars on 66th Street and went to
work at a local restaurant. The officer spoke to the sub-
ject who said he is upset because the complainants are
noisy when they leave work at 11 p.m. The officer ex-
plained that they could park on the street and that the
subject should not take matters into his own hands. The
officer requested the complainants be quieter when
March 18, suspicious person, 3200 block of East
Bay Drive, Anna Maria Island Centre. The complain-
ants reported a subject walked into stores and asked for
March 19, assistance, 5500 block of Marina
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Drive. The officer on patrol observed a Waste Manage-
ment truck had dropped its load of glass on the road-
way. The officer closed the road and detoured traffic
while the public works department cleaned up the
glass. A Waste Management supervisor said the com-
pany would reimburse the city for labor.
March 19, DUI with injury, 48th Street North and
Gulf Drive. According to the report, Larry Swenson,
64, of Bradenton rear-ended a vehicle which, in turn,
rear-ended another vehicle causing damage to both. A
witness saw Swenson throw a paper bag into the bushes
beside his vehicle. The officer located the bag and
found an empty rum bottle inside. After completing the
accident investigation, the officer administered field
performance tests to Swenson and placed him in cus-
tody. The officer also issued Swenson a citation for
March 20, petty larceny of a bicycle valued at
$25, 500 block of 77th Street.
March 20, Baker Act, 3900 block of East Bay
Drive. The officer found the subject sitting on the
ground at a pay phone. She said she took numerous
pills and wanted to harm herself. EMS arrived and
transported her to the hospital where she voluntarily
Baker Acted herself.
March 21, grand larceny, 600 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant returned to the residence and
found a wallet with $95 cash, a firearms permit and a .25-
caliber derringer valued at $70 were missing.
March 21, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported loud noise coming from the
business. The officer reported he could hear the bass in
front of the complainant's residence and asked the
owner to turn the music down. The officer later re-
sponded to the business in reference to another call
from the complainant. The owner told the officer he
was not in violation of the city ordinance and he felt he
was being harassed.
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6 Blocks South of the Cortez Bridge
Marine Silent Drill Platoon
performs this weekend
The highly disciplined U.S. Marine Corps Silent
Drill Platoon will perform a dazzling display of
intricate drill routines this weekend as part of the
RiverFest events at Rossi Waterfront Park in down-
town Bradenton. Performances by the 24-man
precision rifle platoon will be held at 1 and 4 p.m.
Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.
ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 28, 1996 N PAGE 21 E0
through April 15
The Cortez Village Historical Society will con-
tinue its narrated cruises on what local author Joe
Warner calls "The Singing River" every Monday
morning through April 15, weather permitting.
The three-hour cruises on the Miss Cortez depart
from the fleet dock at 4334 127th St. W., Cortez.
Loading time will be at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. de-
parture. The boat accommodates 125 passengers and
will return at 1 p.m. The fee is $10 per person.
The tour includes a visit to the Cortez Fishing
Village harbor, cruising into historic Tampa Bay for
a view of the islands and the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge, proceeding then into the mouth of the Mana-
tee River to experience the sights that greeted
Hernando DeSoto as he landed in 1539.
Tales of the first residents and of days gone by
will be narrated by Mary Fulford Green, grand-
daughter of the first pioneer settler of the fishing
village. As the tour travels east, it is frequently es-
corted by playful dolphins and perhaps a manatee or
Tickets must be purchased in advance from the
Miss Cortez dock. For reservations, call 794-1223.
Groups are encouraged to schedule ahead. There is
a snack bar on board offering beverages and sand-
wiches or riders may choose to dine at one of many
nearby restaurants after the cruise.
Proceeds from these cruises will be used to set
up a Family Life Museum in the 107-year-old fish-
ing village. The Cortez Fishing Village was listed on
the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
For additional information, call Green at 756-
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Be a clown ... from a distance
Preschoolers from the School for Constructive Play
in Anna Maria felt "this way, that way" about "
getting up close and personal with visiting clowns
from the Roberts Bros. Circus. Two-year-old Emma
Barlow of Anna Maria wanted a colored nose like
the clowns' but only if a teacher did it.
Teacher Gail Marsden
protected, from left, 2-
year-old Alex Burgess of
Longboat Key, Amber
Reed, 3, and Samantha
Williams, 5, both of
The 4-year-old boys were
really tough guys, from a
high-up perch. Laughing
at the clown-play were,
from left, Kenny Barnes of
Bradenton Beach and
Sam Hooker and Craig
Dibert of Longboat Key.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 28, 1996 0 PAGE 23 II
Plan now for
The students of Anna Maria Elementary School
will be released at noon on Friday, March 29, as the
start of Spring Break.
Classes will resume on Monday, April 8.
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending March 15. The
children's names are listed left to right. First row are Billy Wilks, Kayla Garner, Kayla Boak, Shane Pelkey,
Ayla Strickroth, Nicole Buky and Philip Montgomery. Back row are Shauna Steger, Megan Nelson, Jessica
Beaulieu, Megan Eppert, Rachel Brugger, Jeff Comkowycz, Dante Marone, Amanda Nelson and Liam Moniz.
Man-eaters and plant-eaters
pranced and sang through reptile
history at our Island school in
Michele Gabriele's second-grade
class's "Dinosaur Review Show."
Singing loud and clear and
donning dinosaur dress, the
students told the story of the
plant-eater Brontosaurus to the
man-eater Tyrannosaurus. How
do we know that dinosaurs every
-- roamed?... "because of all the
fossils and bones."
Shamu, where are you?
You can make a whale listen, according to the
students in Debbie Brady's second and third-grade
split class at Anna Maria Elementary. As part of
their study of sea life, the students earned the money
to.spend a day at Sea World in Orlando. After a
behind-the-scenes tour, the students headed for the
Shamu show with one idea in mind to get wet.
They stayed bone dry until they started hollering,
"Over here, Shamu. Over here!" Shamu heard,
swam across the tank, took aim and fired!
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Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 81 Anna Maria
recently enjoyed the '
food and fun at a luau at
Ato's Restaurant in
Anna Maria City. The
event precedes a
gathering scheduled for
April 6 at the Bradenton
Yacht Cub to mark the
Flotilla's 34 anniver-
sary. Islander Photo:
T. Allen Jones
Auxiliary to offer
A course in power boating skills and seamanship
conducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will
begin Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Flotilla 81
Training Center, 4208 129th St., Cortez, north of the
Seafood Shack restaurant.
The course will include legal requirements, boat
handling skills, navigation, weather and VHF radio.
Classes will run for three weeks on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Tuition is free and material and textbooks
are available at the center at a nominal cost.
Candidates successfully completing the basic sea-
manship course are eligible to join the Coast Guard
Auxiliary. Boat ownership is not a requisite for mem-
To register and for more information about the
Coast Guard Auxiliary, call 778-7374 or 795-4195.
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SSue Griffin on guitar Sun.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
March 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez responded to a report of a body floating face
down in the water. Venice police recovered thu body
and transferred the victim to the medical examiner.
March 16, Search and rescue /assistance. A
Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel towed a disabled and
adrift vessel in Little Sarasota Bay to Osprey Ma-
March 17, Search and rescue /assistance. A
Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel happened upon a dis-
abled pleasure craft in Sarasota Bay and towed the
vessel to Centennial Park.
March 17, Search and rescue /assistance. A
Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel came upon an an-
chored recreational boater in distress while on pa-
trol. The auxiliary vessel towed the disabled boat to
the 59th Street Boat Ramp.
March 18, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue vessel from
Group St. Petersburg. Station Cortez began a com-
munications check with no results. In cooperation
with other Coast Guard facilities, the vessel was lo-
cated in Tampa Bay.
March 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a mayday call from a dis-
abled and adrift sailing vessel in Sarasota Bay. A
Coast Guard boat responded to the call. The disabled
vessel moored itself safely.
Men's softball results
Tuesday, March 19, found Shells restaurant
traveling down to Longboat Key to play two
games with Cafe on the Beach.
In the wild first game, it was Shells winning
18 13. In game two, both teams settled down
and it was Cafe on the Bay winning 9 4.
Y 10519 Cortez Road
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Center little league
Games will resume Monday,
April 8, after Spring Break
Major League games
All games are at 7 p.m.
Wednesday March 27 AMFD vs.
Thursday March 28 J.B. Dodge vs.
D. Coy Ducks
Minor League games
Weekday games, 5 p.m.
Saturday games, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday .March 27 Ciao! vs.
Thursday March 28 Bali-Hai vs.
Baked Ham: Glazed with brown sugar and
spices and served with Rum Raisin Sauce
Poached Salmon served with sundried tomato &
Roasted Spring Chicken Half a tender young
chicken roasted with fresh dill, lemon, garlic
& olive oil
8oz. Slow roasted Prime Rib served with
rosemary, roasted garlic & mushroom au jus
Bay Scallops in a creamy shrimp bisque served
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 28, 1996 0 PAGE 25 KG3
Boats not needed; look for structure for fish
By Andrew White
Landlocked fishermen on Anna Maria Island need
not envy their boat-owning counterparts. Sure, boaters
havee advantage of accessing distant spots, but some
of th-ibst productive fish-attracting structures are
attached to the island, and available to the landlubber
without ever leaving solid ground.
These structures can be as simple as a swash chan-
nel that runs parallel to the beach, or as obvious as a
fishing pier. Both examples have one thing in common:
they provide a break from the normal bottom and allow
game fish a spot to ambush their prey.
Predators such as snook, trout and grouper like to
sit in one place and let the food come to them. This
allows them to feed with little energy exerted. Bridge
and pier pilings provide the perfect cover for this type
of surprise attack. If there is a steady current running
through the area, it will invariably bring more food and
attract more predators.
Longboat bridge comes to mind as one of the best
fishing spots for the landed angler. Here, between Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key, nature has cut a slim
channel. Every day millions of gallons of water run
back and forth through this passage between Sarasota
Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Countless numbers of
small bait fish and crustaceans are caught in these cur-
rents and many predatory game fish follow, searching
for an easy meal.
The water is deep, and open enough to provide a
home for a broad spectrum of fish. Beneath the center
span, where the water is deepest, the bottom is covered
with rocky ledges. The holes between them provide
ambush points for grouper, snapper and sheepshead.
Live shrimp or shiners will work best for these bottom
dwellers. The tide can be very strong, so you might
need a good bit of lead to get your bait to the bottom.
Also, fishing in such close proximity to the rocks re-
quires you to use fairly heavy line, 15-201b
monofilament with a 301b leader should do the trick.
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Fishers at Longboat Pass find fishing to be very good. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Closer to the surface you will find trout, snook,
mackerel, ladyfish and a variety of other hunters near
to the pilings. When a strong tide is running, each pil-
ing will create an eddy of current behind it. These
whirlpools are a favorite spot for gamefish to lurk in
search of a meal. Such areas can be worked effectively
with artificial lures. Crankbaits and rattling plugs work
While the Longboat Bridge possesses many fish-
attracting traits not all of these are necessary to make
a good fishing hole. Look for anything out of the ordi-
nary, like rocks, or a channel. Even a single pole can
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attract a good number of fish.
Perhaps the most important advice for fishing these
areas is to place your bait where the fish are. Too of-
ten I have seen an enthusiastic angler go to the end of
a pier and cast the line as far out as they can. In most
cases that puts their bait over a sandy, nondescript bot-
tom. Rarely does this type of bottom produce any fish.
A better bet would be to drop your line straight down,
as near to a piling as you can. This is where the preda-
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Manatee County living gets better
By Bob Ardren
"No Trespassing!" the sign says.
"Except for those on foot."
That's how you're greeted arriving at the newly
acquired Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict property along the south shore of Tampa Bay. It
seems just about right.
Some 1,700 waterfront acres in Terra Ceia are
coming under Swiftmud control, bought at the bargain
basement price of $1.5 million plus $900,000 in back
taxes owed to Manatee County. The sale took place on
the local courthouse steps December 19.
Called the Frog Creek Project, the parcel is mostly
between Interstate 275 and Tampa Bay and will be
open to the public for hiking, fishing and other passive
uses, according to a Swiftmud spokesman. Hunting and
vehicles of any kind are forbidden in the area, as are
In addition to protecting these lands from develop-
ment, the purchase also preserves 45 archaeological
sites, preserves the natural flood control features of the
land and brings protection to one of the last unspoiled
shorelines of Tampa Bay. This is good.
As one who really enjoys the Terra Ceia area and
its very special micro-climate where everything seems
to grow so well, this is one taxpayer happy with the
It's well worth a short drive some Sunday after-
noon to poke around historic Terra Ceia yourself and
take a look at what your tax money has bought. It's
even an excuse to take a short drive out of your way
coming home and have a meal at Linger Lodge, one of
the more justly famous of the few old fishing camps left
in the area.
Take Braden River Road south off State Road 70
for that treat. You might even stop by Jigg's Landing
for a cold drink coming or going.
This kind of local preservation, along with the
pending federal purchase near the DeSoto Monument,
just makes our part of Florida an even better place to
State of the art air boats
Speaking of vehicles being banned from certain
areas brings to mind the air boat I inspected near
Rubonia last Sunday. As an old hotrodder I was
knocked out with the design and workmanship. As an
environmentalist, I was confused.
A huge V-8 engine (454 cubic inches, for fellow
motorheads) powers this 14-or-so-foot-long flat-bot-
tom boat "How much water does it need to run?" I stu-
Center little league standings, week 3
Jim Boast Dodge
Tip of the Island
Major league stats
Winners in the March 23 horseshoe games
were John Johnson of Holmes Beach and George
Landstraitis of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
Bub Babcock and Al Norman, both of Holmes
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
urday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
"BUILDING THE BEST
REPAIRING THE REST"
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pidly asked the proud owner.
"None," he smiled. They he showed me the sheet
of half-inch-thick polymer fastened to the bottom of the
boat. "It can do 40 miles an hours across dry land," he
boasted. "Seventy across water."
Looking closely at the vehicle and how well it's put
together, I somehow don't doubt his word.
What a hot rod. And maybe I've been thinking
about these kinds of things more than ever lately since
I discovered my 20-something son just bought a Jet-ski.
It certainly isn't the machines I object to. We
gearheads love machinery. But we can't just let those
machines go everywhere, disturb everybody and de-
stroy whatever is in their paths.
I really liked that sign, "No trespassing, except for
those on foot."
Everglades wins bipartisan
At last, a stroke of luck for the Everglades. As
promised, President Clinton included the first part of a
$1.5 billion plan to restore the Everglades in his bud-
get proposal released last week.
Then Republican Sen. Bob Dole tacked $200 mil-
lion onto a farm bill last week that would start the
whole Everglades protection and restoration program
a year earlier. Hey, suddenly everybody loves us. So
Well, Florida is important to both Clinton and Dole
in the upcoming election and both obviously want to be
seen as environmentalists you know, like us. The
mean-spirited environmental proposals of Newt
Gingrich and his gang have blown up in Republican
faces, so Dole is trying to look like an environmental-
ist now, too.
That's where it appears the votes will be next fall.
The only thing wrong with this wonderful situation
is that with politics moving as fast as they are right
now, you can be sure things will have changed within
Sea trout reminder
Several phone calls and questions about the new
sea trout rules mean the information bears repeating
As of Jan. 1, sea trout are closed in the area south
of the Pasco County line in November and December.
The new limits in this (our) area are five fish per day,
with a minimum size of 15 inches and a maximum of
20. You're allowed one fish per day over 20 inches, but
only one. All others must be returned to the water.
See you next week.
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu3/28 9:23 1.2ft 1:28 0.0ff 6:59 1.7ff 12:23 1.1ft
Fri3/29 9:48 1.3ft 2:22 0.0ft 8:08 1.7ft 12:23 1.1ft
Sat 3/30 10:10 1.3ft 3:03 0.0ft 9:07 1.7ft 2:47 0.8ft
Sun 3/31 10:28 1.4ft 3:36 0.1ft 9:56 1.7ft 3:29 0.6ft
Mon4/1 10:45 1.6fft 4:08 0.2ft 10:38 1.7ft 4:11 0.4ft
Tue 4/2 11:01 1.7ft 4:30 0.3ft 11:20 1.7ft 4:48 0.2ft
Wed 4/3 11:20 1.8ft 4:51 0.4ft -f 5:52 0,1ff
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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Spring has sprung: small snook starting to appear
By Capt Mike Heistand to show up any day now. Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook ar
Small snook are starting to show up on the seagrass On my boat Magic we're some four-pound man- starting to show up and watch for mackerel and king
flats off the Island, a sure sign that spring is almost grove snapper, lots and lots of sheepshead and a few fish to make their annual spring run soon. Offshore
here. Offshore fishers are bringing back lots of grou- redfish. grouper fishing remains fair and amberjack angling i
per and snapper, while pier anglers are bringing back Capt. Tom Chaya said sheepshead and redfish excellent. Sheepies remain a strong standby from an:
a slew of sheepshead. Look for white bait to start to were his best bets last week, with some of the fish run- of the local bridges or piers.
show up as the weather warms, and the predictions call ning very large in size. Good luck and good fishing.
for the kingfish run to start any time now.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishers there Senior Tennis
are catching a lot of sheepshead, some 24-inch black Group holds
drum and some redfish up to 32 inches long. ..... .- *- annual tourney
Doug at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier an- The Anna Maria Senior
glers are catching 60 to 100 sheepies a day, some snook Tennis Group which
at night and a few reds. gathers five mornings a
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four- week at the Community
hour trips averaged 60 head of sand perch and gray Center for fun and
snapper. The nine-hour trips averaged 75 head of man- exercise turned to
grove snapper, porgies and a few black grouper. competition March 23 fo
Sunday's six-hour trip averaged 350 head of vermillion its annual round-robin
snapper and black sea bass. tournament and awards
Kim at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said John banquet. High-point
Hatcher of Memphis, Tenn., caught a 15-pound snook winners were, from left,
from a canal in Anna Maria. Other successful anglers ." "Ron Kaiser, gold medal;
are reporting excellent fishing in Palma Sola Bay. Vera McKay, tied for the
Georgia at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier silver with Dolce Little
said anglers there are catching sheepshead, pompano, (not pictured); and
grouper and black sea bass. bronze medalist Bill
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's catching Salone. Pictured below,
Spanish mackerel, bluefish, snook, redfish and trout. Alan James and Jimmie
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said the bestP
bet for him last week was sheepshead, although wade McSwain were part of a
team that organized the
fishers are catching a few snook and trout in Palma
Sola Bay. events, including distri-
Capt. Phil Shields said grouper and snapper fish- button of a large selec-
ing remains excellent right now, with some of the fish tion ofprizes donated by
tipping the scales at better than 10 pounds. Island merchants. Emcee
Lee Watson's comic
Capt. Rick Gross said he's finding some small antics were outdone only
snook starting to show up on the seagrass flats, but that4) ic We o ne
elusive and tasty to fish, at least white bait is still by Dick Willis'. Island
hard to find. Photos: Cynthia Finn.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's able to catch all the
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Island real estate sales
117 7th St North, Bradenton Beach, 35 Bay View
Terrace, a 594 sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in 1973, was
sold 2/20/96, Legore to Sharp & Smith, for $58,000;
2407 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
1,650 sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1995 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 2/21/96, Grodus to Reemelin, for
$147,000; list $149,900.
33 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens,
an attached 1,278 sfla 2bed/2bath canal front villa built
in 1963 on a 23x100 lot, was sold 2/20/96, Haskell to
Evans, for $115,000; list $119,500.
5616 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 206 (A-30) Gulf
Shores, a Gulffront elevated 2bed/2bath condo built in
Bob & Lu
or Toll Free
SAN REMO SHORES -
3BR/3BA canal home on deep
water. Dock, davits, pool, spa,
tile and Berber floors, 2 car
garage. ........... $289,000
WESTBAY COVE CONDO
2BR/2BA corner bayview, many
upgrades. Heated pools, tennis,
pets OK................. $142,500
ANNA MARIA CANAL LOT.
60 x 110 canal lot in Anna
Maria City. Deep water, easy
access to Bay and Gulf.
Lowest priced canal lot on the
GORGEOUS VIEW -
90 x 106 canal lot offers a
gorgeous view and allows a
dock. Build the home of your
1983, was sold 2/21/96, Batey to Yeager, for $160,900;
6203 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a ground level
2,330 sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1972 on a 90x100
comer lot, was sold 2/21/96, Francey to Carlson, for
$172,500; list $184,900.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 186 Westbay
Point & Moorings, a 1,353 sfla 2bed/2bath canalfront
condo, 2nd floor, built in 1978, was sold 2/22/96, Stark
to Waldron, for $146,000; list $149,900.
* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker,
778-1222, exclusively for The Islander Bystander. 1996
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
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VIEW OF INTRACOASTAL
Free tax help offered
Volunteers for the Federal Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance program are offering free assistance with
basic tax returns on the Island.
Volunteers will be at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, from noon to 3 p.m. Wednes-
days and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays now through
Thursday, April 11.
Assistance will also be provided at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, from
1 to 4 p.m., Fridays through April 11.
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
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"Now through Season"
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aHOLMES BEACH, FL.
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE for waterfront prop-
erty in this area. Beautiful estate, detached
house, 4,000 sq. ft., 3/4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.
Heated pool, Jacuzzi and every possible option.
Very private position on prestigious Eagle Creek
Golf and Country Club. Gibraltar Company
owned property. Director now relocated to
Holmes Beach. Purchased new in 1990 for over
$500,000. Would exchange with cash either way
or sell outright for any reasonable offer. Offshore
property owning company could be purchased
by foreign buyer, if desired.
Telephone Brian during office hours at
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Maria Island. Walking distance to Gulf rental possibility. On site property man-
beaches. Large owner side with Mexican agement. Directly across from Gulf. Call
tile and other upgrades. Offered at Ed Oliveira or Jerry Martinek.
$169,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB 2/2 ....... GULFFRONT..... CALL DAVE.... $249,900
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB 2/2 ....... GULFFRONT..... CALL DAVE...: $189,500
COQUINA MOORINGS .......... 2/2 .......... BAYFRONT..... CALL DAVE.... $182,500
PERICO ISLAND .................... 2/2 ..... LAKEVIEW .... CALL SUZANNE.... $126,500
RUNAWAY BAY ...................2/2 GROUND FLOOR... CALL JERRY .... $119,900
RUNAWAY BAY .................. 2/2 .... LAGOON VIEW... CALL JERRY .... $112,900
PERICO BAY CLUB ............ 2/2 .... VIEWS ....... CALL SUZANNE ....... $106,000
IMPERIAL HOUSE................. 2/1 ......... UPGRADED.......... CALL ED...... $99,900
BRIDGEPORT ........................ 2/2 .......... GULFVIEW ..... CALL DAVE...... $89,900
RUNAWAY BAY .................. 1/1 .... LAGOON VIEW.......... CALL ED...... $78,900
IMPERIAL HOUSE ........... 2/1 ....... VERY NICE ....... CALL SUZANNE ... $78,000
2107 AVENUE A..................... 3/2 ...... BAYVIEW ...... CALL ED/DAVE.... $235,000
114 8TH ST. SO.............2/1 EACH SIDE/BAYFRONT .... CALL DAVE.. $389,000
2400 AVENUE C .................................. FOURPLEX....... CALL DAVE.. $279,500
93 NORTH SHORE DRIVE.............2/1 EACH SIDE....... CALL DAVE.. $169,500
307 66TH ST ............................................. DUPLEX.......... CALL BILL .. $139,900
230 SO. HARBOR .......... CANALFRONT-BAYVIEWS....... CALL DAVE.. $147,500
123 51ST ST.... ZONED DUPLEX ........... CALL ED............................ $139,900
401 41ST ST.................. 100x100 ......... CALL DAVE.............................. $85,000
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Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist
'She loves me -
she loves me not.'
'Tis the season to open up your car windows and
breathe in the aroma of orange blossoms now perme-
ating the countryside. Spring has sprung!
Memories of delicious oranges past are evoked by
this tantalizing fragrance. The Cracker vividly recalls
his mother sitting by the open hearth on a chilly
evening peeling oranges for three eager yard young'uns
while our lap baby napped in her arms and his father
puffed on his pipe nearby the perfect picture of do-
It suddenly dawned on the Cracker that the Florida
Cracker way of eating an orange is almost a lost art.
From what he has observed, our non-indigenous
friends tend to cut an orange at the equator and quaff
down each hemisphere, allowing the juice to drip off
the end of their noses and dribble down their chins
while chapping their lips by the acidic
'Sleeper Spy' by William Safire
This is the fictional story of a KGB agent
planted in New York in the early '60s. He is one of
the few Russians who knows the tricks of money
manipulation and embezzlement. Already he has
turned the $3 billion provided by Moscow into $30
billion now in various secret accounts. When the
only two persons who know his true identity die
suddenly, he is faced with an obvious temptation.
Hunted by competing Russian factions as well as
the U.S. government, he agonizes about the dispo-
sition of the money and of his own safety.
Reviewed by Philip Connolly
aromatic oils pressed from the peel.
Now a Cracker, on the other hand, would take out his
"frog sticker" and with one continuous cut from "stem to
stern" would remove the orange peel in one long spiral.
The peeler now has several options. He may
choose to cut a cone-shaped hole in the stem end allow-
ing the orange to be squeezed and tidily sucked dry.
He may opt to deftly strip off the whitish inner
layer with his knife, leaving the individual segments
of the orange exposed. In "Crackerese," these
segments are called "plugs" and may now
be separated and consumed indi-
vidually without spilling a drop.
Did you ever notice that in
most oranges and close relatives,
such as the tangerine and grape-
fruit, there is one small plug
' ^called the "wish plug"?
The lucky locator of the wish
plug would make a silent wish and
must ceremoniously swallow the
whole plug intact a rather dangerous
'Stop The Insanity' by Susan Powter
This book is a straight-forward account of
how to "eat, breathe and move." For those look-
ing never to have to diet again, this humorous but
logical book gives the information needed to get
fit and healthy once and for all!
Reviewed by Amanda Curtis
'The Trial of Elizabeth Cree' by Peter Ackroyd
Part mystery, part history, this novel weaves to-
gether events in London's music halls, the Reading
Room of the British Museum and the poverty-stricken
streets of the Industrial Revolution. At center are a se-
ries of grisly crimes that came to be known as the
Limehouse Murders. The author works in characters
such as Karl Marx, leading entertainers of the day and
other historical figures. An interesting look at the era.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge
practice not to be encouraged, but we did it anyway.
Some of the fun of eating oranges has been lost with
the new improved seedless varieties. You see, we boys
would have seed-spitting contests for both distance and
accuracy and, on occasions, at each other as we raced
about trying to dodge the tiny projectiles. Great fun!
You may want to try this one for yourself. Take a
piece of orange peel and squeeze it in close proximity
to a lighted match and observe the bursts of orange oil
scintillating through the flame.
We kids also liked to stir a spoonful of baking soda
into a glass of grapefruit juice and watch the fizzing
acid-base reaction kinda messy but fun.
By the way, dried orange peel is great in sachet
packets and in those potpourri mixes so popular today.
What did you do with those long spirals of dis-
carded orange peelings, Cracker?
Oh, he almost forgot. Indoors we tossed them into
the fire to crackle and pop. Outdoors we twirled them
about our heads while chanting, "She loves me. She
loves me not," and hoping against hope the spiral
would break on the right chant.
* Direct Gulf Front Condos in Shell Cove several to
choose from, all with unobstructed views of the gulf
and miles of wide walking beach. Great for the inves-
tor looking for rental property. From $104,900.
* Water's Edge Condo features this 2BR/2B unit over-
looking the gulf and an open porch area. Pool and
tennis amenities, plenty of parking. $169,900.
* Direct Gulf front unit in Gulf Sands with tropical pool
area and open porch overlooking the gulf and public
beaches. 2BR/2B, excellent rental history. $199,000.
* Island Paradise condos, luxurious complex with
tropical pool and spa area and direct gulf access.
Turnkey furnished. $289,000.
* Anna Maria charming bayfront home with views of
the Skyway Bridge and Egmont Key. Great room,
large kitchen wrap around deck. $349,000.
* Exceptional bayfront home located where the gulf
and bay meet on the north end of Anna Maria. 2BR/
2B plus den, chefs kitchen, manicured lawn, bayside
Seaside Gardens canalfront unit with open bayou
views and private dock. 2BR/2B with carport, updated
Canalfront home in Holmes Beach with endless po-
tential. Great water views, private dock, 3BR/2B,
large lot. $149,000.
Key Royale canalfront home, 3BR/2B with garage
and fabulous location in island community with
Homeowners Association. $215,000.
Remodeled canalfront home in Holmes Beach,
4BR/2B with bright Florida room and sunny southern
Lovely 2BR/2B canalfront home in Anna Maria with
garage and private backyard. Home completely
renovated in 1993 with bright open kitchen, large
deck and tile floors. $259,000.
* Spacious 4-5BR/3B home with indoor pool and ex-
pansive lanai overlooking private mangrove preserve.
Deck leads to 70' dock on deep water with easy ac-
cess to Tampa Bay. $323,500.
* Key Royale on the bayou! Canalfront home on large
lot with 2BR/2B plus study/den area, extra large great
room, private dock and open patio. $349,500.
* Anna Maria family home with huge backyard and
screened porch area, carport, 3BR/2B. Across street
from community center. $137,500.
* Attached island residence, 3BR/2B each side. Lots
of storage space and parking. Walk to beach, shop-
ping or restaurants. $149,900 each side.
* Adorable island home on 2 extra large lots in Anna
Maria with 2BR and garage. $152,000.
* Lovely updated home in Bay Palms area with large
patio with trellis roof and many fruit trees. 3BR/2B,
* Island cottage zoned residential or retail on 2 extra
large lots with fabulous landscaping. 2BR/ detached
garage and storage shed. $225,000.
* Beachy bungalow just three houses from the beach
in Anna Maria with cathedral ceilings, loft bedroom
and den/study area. $247,000.
* West of Gulf drive sits this 3BR/2B home with fire-
place, Florida room, open porch area dna garage.
Beautifully maintained house and lawn. $269,500.
Island duplex on large comer lot in Holmes Beach.
2/2 and 1/1, tropical landscaping, ceramic tile, car-
New Listing! Super duplex close to beach in quiet
area. New roof & plumbing. Priced to sell! $179,000.
Fantastic investment 6 rental units on 3 lots with
large inground pool. One block to beach. $289,900.
Waterfront 4-plex in Anna Maria with tropical setting
with natural walkway and dock with steps leading to
the prime north end beaches. $349,000.
same location since 1970.
6101 Marina Drive *Holmes' Beach
LOTS OF LOTS
Cleared and ready to go lot 1 block from the
Large lot across street from beach in Bradenton
Just two blocks from the beach, large 50 x 100
Extra large Anna Maria lot in family area. $82,500.
Canalfront lot in Anna Maria surrounded by fine,
upscale homes. $139,500.
Gulf view lot on north end of island. $148,900.
Key Royale canalfront lot, cleared and ready to
Lot with boatable water ideal for apartments/de-
Bayou lot with private dock in Anna Maria.
Buildable gulf front lot in Anna Maria. $350,000.
Bradenton's Wildewood Springs features two fabu-
lous units, both with carports and enclosed lanai's.
$63,400 to $80,000.
Mt. Vernon condo turnkey furnished, 2BR/2B with
carport and many complex amenities. $72,500.
Runaway to the Beach! Runaway Bay condo across
street from beach with pool and tennis amenities.
Perico Bay Club...several condos and villas to
choose from in this prestigious, yet unpretentious
community with guard at gate, pools, tennis and club-
hduse activities. From $79,900 to $200,000.
Mariner's Cove...the ultimate boating community
features this bayfront unit with many fine details and
imported fixtures. $249,500.
Smuggler's Landing's last builders model pick your
tile, carpet and some fixtures! Fabulous, private com-
munity tucked away in Cortez. $315,000.
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ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY
3BR/2BA CANAL HOME in one of Anna Maria's
most desirable locations for $179,900. Need we say
more? Ken Rickett 778-3026.
GULFFRONT AT ITS BEST! Anna Maria Island
Club, most preferred on Island. 2BR/2BA fully fur-
nished, total of 1,528 sq. ft. Pool, spa, hot tub and el-
evators. $239,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
TWO TO CHOOSE FROM New construction, two
homes side by side, 3BR/2BA turnkey furnished, just
one block from one of Anna Maria's finest beaches.
Features include vaulted ceilings, overhead fans, whirl-
pool tub, large porch and Southern exposure. Priced
from $185,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
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SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
LOVELY MODERN HOME
3BR/2BA NEWER HOME in great family neighbor-
hood complete with boat dock. Vaulted ceilings and
large screen porch. Offered at $204,000
SAILBOAT WATER This 3BR elevated home is on
deep water within walking distance to the beach in
Anna Maria City. JUST REDUCED to $199,900.
GULFVIEWS! 2BR/2BA elevated home close to the
beach. Two master suites both with gulfviews. Many
upgrades throughout such as Pella windows, tile floors
and designer kitchen. This home must be viewed to be
appreciated! Offered at $169,000.
This Duplex is located between Fern and Gladiolus
on the north end of Anna Maria. 1BR/1BA, each side
faces opposite streets offering plenty of privacy. JUST
REDUCED to $129,000.
STEAL THIS ONE! This 1BR/1BA duplex in north
Holmes Beach has just been reduced to $119,900.
Cute as a button with unlimited rental potential! This is
TRULY THE ISLAND "BEST BUY".
NORTH END DUPLEX! This duplex has 2BR/1BA
each side and is just steps to Anna Maria's north end
beaches. This incredible investment opportunity has
just been reduced to $159,000.
LOTS OF LOTS
413 PINE AVE., ANNA MARIA ....... Reduced to $69,000
Zoned ROR. Lots of possibilities here. Owner may finance.
Great buy in Anna Maria City.
301 PINE AVE., ANNA MARIA ........ Reduced to $150,000
Two lots zoned ROR in Anna Maria City. Owner may fi-
nance. Also priced separately at $79,000.
Zoned for 9 units, 200 x 200 lot north of Manatee Ave., in
Holmes Beach. Many possibilities here including apartment
complex, condos or duplexes. Very close to Gulf beach.
Owner is motivated and has listed below market value.
CANALFRONT........................ Reduced to $134,500
One of the last canalfront lots left in Anna Maria. This
cul-de-sac lot offers 104 ft. on the water in a very private
If you want peace and quiet, this one's for you! Wonderful
waterfront lot at the end of a very quiet street. This lot offers
great views down several canals.
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE
They can't make anymore!
This is the last piece of undeveloped property in Anna Maria
City. Unlimited potential. Owners open to private financing
and possible land subordination. Call today for a complete
brochure. Offered at $2,110,000.
SALES ASSOCIATES AVAILABLE IN THE EVENINGS.
PAT JACKSON AT 778-3301 AGNES TOOKER AT 778-5287 KEN JACKSON AT 778-6986
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BUISNESS & COMMERCIAL
Successful Anna Maria bicycle/beach style gift shop on
extra large comer lot. Business and real estate for sale. For
addional information and details on this fabulous opportunity
to be your own boss, Call Richard Freemen, 778-6066
Whether you are looking for an island property
or a Manatee County home, contact the
waterfront specialists, the exceptional people
at Michael Saunders & Company.
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-
FRONT RESIDENCE with panoramic view.
3BR/3B, fireplace in great room, 55' +/-
wraparound porch. Professionally land-
scaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-
AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT home in northwest area. 3BR/
2B, remodeled kitchen, breakfast room, study, large living room,
family room. Possible guest quarters. $186,900. Jeanette
Rampone, 747-2244. #66768.
GREAT BEACH RETREAT. Gorgeous bay views. Just 1/2
block to beach and bay. Architect-designed for duplex or single
family. Tumkey iumished. $185,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200 or
Phyllis Garfinkel, 351-5473. #66049.
PICTURE BOOK HOME on Holmes Beach. Deep water canal.
Two fireplaces, fabulous kitchen, 2-car garage, 3 large porches.
$389,000. Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826 or Janet Bellingar, 727-
GULF-FRONT CONDOMINIUM on Anna Maria Island. Special
2BR/2B unit. 2 pools, shuffleboard. For owner occupancy or as
investment property. $229,900. Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438.
MARVELOUS BAYFRONT VILLA. Dock your boat at your back
door. 2BR/2B, new A/C, security system. $110,900. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929. #68797.
FURNISHED SEASONAL OR ANNUAL RENTALS on Anna
Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach. Barbara Milian,
PERICO ISLAND. 2BR/2B, screened patio, lakeview,
washer/dryer. Two month minimum. Available now. Barbara
MARTINIQUE. Spacious 1BR/1B, Gulf view, nicely deco-
rated. Available immediately. One month minimum. Barbara
Residential Sales/Rental Division: Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-6654
4400 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34209 (941)748-6300
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 28, 1996 0 PAGE 31 BIG
SANDY POINTE 2BR/2BA, nearly new, fantastic
view of the Bayou. $104,900. Call Muffin Shearon
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0700 1-800-401-1054
KEY WEST $290
April 19th 21st
Air Hotel Shuttle
Tax pp. d/o
FREEPORT BAHAMAS $268
April 26th 29th
Cruise Hotel Shuttle
Port Charges Tax pp. d/o
3001 Gulf Drive ( in the Wedebrock Building ) 779-2700
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THE PERFECT VACATION/INVESTMENT CONDO
just steps to the beach. This spacious 1 BR/1 BA unit
has been completely refurbished. New ceramic tile,
carpet, wall paper, paint, A/C. $68,900. Please call
Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
CUSTOM BUILT TRI-LEVEL ON WIDE CANAL.
This almost new Key West style home has 3 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, view of the Bay from 2 bedrooms,
1st level "bonus room" perfect or office or play room
with sliders opening to covered patio and oversized
hot tub. Living room has built-in book shelves, all
white gourmet kitchen is large and open. Reduced
to $259,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 or Carol
R. Williams 778-1718 after hours.
CHARMING OLD "FLORIDA" style beach
house. Totally refurbished and updated, beautiful
tropical plants in secluded backyard, large lanai,
new appliances, roof and a/c, across the street
from the beach. $158,000. Call Frank Migliore
778-2662 after hours.
NEW LISTING LAKE FRONT CORDOVA
LAKES Immaculate "Peaches and Cream" 3BR/
2BA home with loads of extras. Lush landscaping
with sprinkler system, ceramic tile fireplace, eat in
kitchen, security system, solar water heater, up-
dated a/c and heat, new paint inside and out. As-
sumable mortgage. Priced at $100,000. Call Carol
R. Williams 778-1718 eves.
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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Th rdetal FordaRelt
530 GufDrv,-ome eah F 427(91 77-0766
3BA custom built
home with boat
dock. Many ex-
S lot on KEY ROYALE
-.k a JLfireplaces, heated
pool, 50' dock.
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
Biographed in Who's
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OUTSTANDING INVESTMENT...Island duplex.
Spacious 2BR/2BA each side. Only one block to
sparkling Gulf beach. Excellent buy for pure in-
vestment or occupy one side and rent the other.
Only $169,000. #MA67657. Ask for Michael.
OLD FASHION CHARM...
;'Neal and clean 3BR/2BA
home with hardwood floors,
painted Island colors. Short
walk to Gulf and Bay. #12560.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
FLAMINGO CAY... A HOME FOR YOUR BOAT...
2BD/2BA condo overlooking bird sanctuary
and waterway. Deep canal, pool, tennis and
dock for your boat. #66886. $89,900. Call
Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758.
ELEGANT BAYFRONT HOME...Family room
with fireplace, grand European kitchen with
Fax: 941- 778-3035
WEST WINDS.. 2BR/2BA, gulfview complex with heated
pool. #KS67250. $179,900.
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 and
beautiful pool. #KS64666. $269,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE...2BR/2BA turnkey, fabulous views
and steps to the beach. KS#68414. $179,900.
LOT... 50 x 100 island bayview lot available. Build your
own home. #KS11510. $80,000.
LOT... with Key West style home to be constructed. 3BR/
2BA. #KS12245. $279,000.
KEY ROYAL REDUCED TO $259,000
FREE CADILLAC AND A HOME FOR YOUR BOAT.
Buy this 3BD/2BA home, turnkey furnished right down to
the car. Large caged private pool and entertainment area
that wraps around Great room. Adjacent docking available.
I or renting your property?
SCall a professional today!
S_ (941)778-3395 after hours
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
bayviews in every direction. Elevator,
screened pool, spa and deck area. #66278.
$895,000. Call Karin Stephan, eves 388-1267.
JUST LISTED...MARTINIQUE...Enjoy spec-
tacular sunsets, Gulf breezes and relaxing mo-
ments in the 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront unit.
One car garage and extra storage. #13122.
$159,900. Call Carol S. Heinze, 778-7246.
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'We Cover the Island"
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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Others also available. REALTOR8
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MEN'S MARUMAN IRONS 3 through sand wedge.
Excellent condition. Original cost $2,700, will take
$1,000. Phone 794-3991.
KIRBY VACUUM CLEANER with all attachments,
most have never been used, some still in original car-
tons. Two years old. Phone 794-0146.
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.
LONELY MAYTAG DISHWASHER, under counter
model. $75. Come and get it! Please call 383-0216.
LOVESEAT FOR SALE. Rattan, one year old. Beige
with tiger lily pattern. $50. 778-2085.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang &
Olufsen stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
TAG SALE, Sat., Mar. 30, 8 1. 107 77th Street,
MOVING SALE. Snapper lawn mower with mulcher,
tree trimmer, electric blower and lots & lots of misc.
Sat. & Sun., Mar. 30 & 31, 9 5. 108 3rd Street N.,
YARD SALE. Rattan furniture, collectibles, liners,
household items. Sat., Mar. 30, 8 2. 103 78th
Street, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE. 3-wheel bike, electric scooter, surf
boards, household items, tools. Fri. & Sat., Mar. 29
& 30,10 -3. 126 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria.
MULTI FAMILY. Lanai furniture, household items,
chandeliers, Balans chair, juicer, clothes, many
plants. Sat., Mar. 30, 8 2. 505 69th St., Holmes
YARD SALE. Home furnishings, kitchen ware,
lamps, patio chairs, pictures, bedding, sunfish sail-
boat and misc. items. Sat., Mar. 30, 10 12. 201
35th Street, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE. Household items, clothing, bike,
queen bedspread, matching valances, blankets, pic-
tures, lamps. Sat., Mar. 30, 9 2. 526 Loquat Dr.,
Anna Maria off South Bay Blvd.
GARAGE SALE. Many interesting items. Sat. & Sun.,
Mar. 30 & 31, 8 3. 512 68th Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE. Dinette table & chairs, patio furni-
ture, desk, small electrical appliances, odd items.
Sat., Mar. 30,9 am. 210 84th Street, Holmes Beach.
LOST 5' ROUND inflatable toy bouncer, red & blue.
3 year old heartbroken. 778-2880.
FOUND LADIES RING. Sugar and Spice Gift Shop,
Island Shopping Center. 779-1600.
MANATEE UNITARIAN Universalist Fellowship,
Sunday service & Sunday school: 10:30 am. Mar. 31:
Guest speaker Rev. Suzanne Nazian. "Let Justice
roll down". Music: MUUF choral director Joe Spinella,
a soloist with the West Coast Symphony Island Play-
ers. All are cordially welcomed. Refreshments follow.
322 15th Street West, downtown Bradenton. For in-
formation and listings of week time activities and pro-
grams, please call 749-5036 or 746-0067.
23' SEARAY WEEKENDER. 1986, low hours, 10
Mercury 230. Excellent condition with many extras.
Very clean, must see. $10,500. 778-1767.
CLEAN 18' BOWRIDER Chapparal. 100 hp Chrysler
Magic Tilt trailer. New bimini top, depth finder, other
extras. Sacrifice, must see. 778-3323.
17' FISH & SKI boat and motor trailer. Needs some
work. $900 or trade. 779-2206.
SELF EMPLOYED individual and families and small
business owners. Save up to 30% on your health
insurance premiums. Call Arnold794-0567.
ISLAND MEDICINE WOMAN licensed Therapist/
Medical massage, nutritional support. 9 years expe-
rience. Jony 778-8521.
LEARN GERMAN. Private lessons, reasonable
rates, beginners to advanced. (941) 756-5338. Day
and evening hours available.
BODYWORX FITNESS. Step aerobics, tone. Classes
are Mon., Tue. & Thu., 6:30 pm. Bradenton Beach Fire
Station. For information call Geri 779-2129.
DON'T LEAVE THE ISLAND without doing it! Join
Save Anna Maria, Inc. We work to take care of the
Island we love. Send $10 per person with Island ad-
dress/phone and off Island address/phone if appli-
cable to: SAM, PO Box 906, Anna Maria City, 34216.
Call Joy Courtney at 778-5405 with questions. Do it
now! The Island needs you!
BINGO EVERY THURSDAY at 7 pm. 3 cards $1.50.
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd and
Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
RAFFLE TICKETS for the annual Anna Maria Island
Community Center Auction are available in advance
at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. $1 tickets give you a chance to win a mini-
satellite dish and 22-inch color TV.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
1988 GMC SIERRA w/Excalibur topper. P.S.P.B.,
automatic, tilt, cruise. Beautiful, one Florida owner.
86,000 mi., excellently maintained. $8,750. Mint con-
1992 MAZDA 323 Hatchback, red, excellent. 9,165
miles. $4,950. 778-7471.
1984 HONDA PRELUDE 5-speed, automatic,
sunroof. 65,000 miles, top condition. Detailed every
three months. New Cooper tires. Drives like new.
$4,000 OBO. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
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.
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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please, call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICEI THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
REDUCED TO SELL!
Elevated 3BR/2BA home close walking distance to beach
and in quiet, serene neighborhood. Excellent great room
plan with spacious deck. Storage and carports below and
priced to sell at $179,900! Call today for appointment.
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"We ARE to Island."
1805 GO DrWive PO Box 835 Annra Mari, Fkloda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895
sq.ft. under roof home including caged pool. Unique
origami roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.
409 Pine Ar.
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Please Stop By
9701 Gulf Drive for a complete list
of great rentals available.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Dre PO Box 717 Ann MmaFL 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
18' SAILBOAT "CROWN" with 9.9 hp motor, bimini,
cushions, misc. & 2 anchors. $950. 778-2896.
MOTHER'S HELPER WANTED in Holmes Beach. 5
- 8 pm, three to five nights per week. Duties include
housekeeping, cooking, babysitting, laundry. Great
pay! References. Call 778-2515.
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY/ASSISTANT. Restau-
rant/Marina looking for person to answer phones, file,
light bookkeeping, computer skills helpful. Mon. thru
Fri. position. Call 387-8085, leave message or send
resume to PO Box 341, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
SERVERS, COCKTAILS, BUSSERS, host, dishwash-
ers, broilers, saut6 cooks.. Apply in person. Buccaneer
Inn, 595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key.
ALL AROUND EMPLOYEE. Cleaning, dishwasher,
I'ght maintenance. Apply at Buccaneer Inn, Longboat
Key. Ask for Kim Jensen. 383-5565.
PART TIME RECEPTIONIST, Martinique Condomini-
ums. Good presentation. 778-6184 mornings 9 -11 or
evenings 8 10.
CIRCLE K NOW accepting applications for cashiers,
full or part time. Apply in person. Bradenton Beach or
NOW HIRING. Apply to Crown & Thistle British
Pub & Restaurant, 2519 Gulf Dr., Bradenton
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for beachfront motel.
Part time, some weekends, start immediately. Apply
Mon. Fri., 10 am 2 pm. Sand & Sea Motel, 2412
Gulf Drive. 778-2231.
TEENAGER WANTED. Mature for yard work and
misc. in Anna Maria. Call 778-2896.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Get involved with the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
ALTERATIONS, CUSTOM CLOTHES, clothing re-
design, kids clothes. Pegi Lynn Originals, by appoint-
ment. In home service available. 798-3116.
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
ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32 years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. All work guaranteed.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
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. Lic. #RF0038400.
KIMBALL GENERAL CONTRACTING. Residential
& commercial. New construction or remodeling. 25
years experience, insured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call
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 removal, tree trimming, free estimates.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl 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 refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, de-
sign service, quality, fair prices prompt service.
Reg.# RR0066450. (941) 795-1947.
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.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott
AVAILABLE APR. 15- JUN. 1. Fully furnished beach
cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot and parking. $400 per
week includes phone and cable. 778-2832.
GULFFRONT GROUND FLOOR, 1BR/1BA condo.
Screened lanai, sundeck on private beach w/ hot
tub. $525 per wk. includes phone and cable. Avail-
able April 6 June 1. 778-2832.
OCEAN COTTAGE. Vacation/97 season, wk/mo.
Turnkey. Enjoy Gulf beach right outside your door.
$2,300 mo. (800) 977-0803 or 778-4523.
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE now. $1,300 thru
Apr. 2BR/1 BA duplex, all conveniences of home.
View of Gulf. May Dec. $650 + utilities. 722-2742.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUT
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.
CONDO CANALFRONT 2BR furnished. Available
April 1 '96 to Nov. 30 '96. Monthly or seasonal.
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,
OFF SEASON/SUMMER season. Gulfview cottages
on small dead end street along Gulf. 3BR, May/June,
$600 mo. Apr. $700/wk. 2BR winter '97 $1,200 mo.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA townhouse
with pool in quiet area. Near shopping and beach.
$800 mo. + electric. Cable, garbage, covered park-
ing included. May thru Dec. 778-0510.
BRIGHT OPEN 2BR/2BA furnished duplex in quiet
area close to beach and shopping. $650 mo. + utili-
ties thru Dec. 778-0510.
HIDEAWAY PERFECT BAYVIEW between bridges,
96 97 season. 1 & 2BR, completely furnished. No
smoking, no pets, quiet. 1st floor, nice yard with pa-
tio. Walk to everything, lovely area. 778-7107.
SEASONAL RENTAL. Attractive Holmes Beach
rental. Gulfview. Available through Dec. Weekly/
monthly. Reasonable. 778-4368 or 727-8303.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA DUPLEX available
through November. $750 + utilities. Call Lisa
Varano, Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 778-0700
or (800) 401-1054.
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) 920-5595.
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.
AVAILABLE FALL '96. Gulfside, 2BR/1BA home,
screened porch, fireplace, w/d. 699 North Shore Dr.
$1,500. (941) 683-5203.
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.
SECLUDED SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA furnished
condo. Pool, covered parking, Bayview. Available
Apr. $800 mo. 6 9 mo. lease. Available Easter
week $700. 723-6802.
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Serving the Island communities for
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& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
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BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT, dock, large porch, fur-
nished with everything. Avail. now. $850 mo. + until.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX turnkey, 1BR/1BA, yard, 1
block to beach and 2 blocks to north end fishing pier.
Seasonal/annual, no smokers. Available April 1.
STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. $525 mo.
ANNUAL RENTAL. DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA, 1 block to
beach. $600 mo. April 1. No pets. 778-0608.
GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top
floor master suite, decks, patio, tropical gardens.
Available Apr. 11, 1996 on. Winter '97. $3,000 mo.,
$1,200 wk. 778-0990.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA CANALFRONT. Dock,
Bay, beach, trash pick up, yard service, w/d hookup,
some utilities. Lease $700 mo. 778-5793. Accommo-
dates 2 adults, no pets.
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT home on Bimini Bay. Boat
dock and boat lift, great sunrise view. Yearly unfur-
nished. Call Bob Dingman 778-1937.
HOUSE FOR ANNUAL RENTAL. 410 Spring Ave,
2BR/1 BA, shower only, working fireplace, stove only,
unfurnished. $550 mo. garbage included. 778-4457.
ANNUAL RENTALS STARTING Apr. 1. 2BR & 3BR.
Call Carla Price, Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. Nice 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. Close to beach and shopping. $650 mo. 1st,
last, security, no pets. 778-0217.
ANNUAL 1BR ALL UTILITIES included. $125 wk.
Efficiency, all utilities included except telephones.
$110 wk. Both partly furnished. Call 778-7199.
NICE 2BR/1BA APARTMENT, Anna Maria City.
Walk to Gulf beach. $600 mo. annual. 1st, last, se-
curity. No pets. 778-3628.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY VIEWS. Annual 1 BR fur-
nished. Patio, pool, w/d. Available Apr. 9, $650 mo.
211 So. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
SMALL SHOP in best Anna Maria location available
in March. Call T. H. Cole (941) 779-1213.
SPACE FOR RENT. 3014 Avenue C. Phone 778-
1602 or 792-4046.
REAL E -TAT
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Mar. 31, 1 5. Westbay
Cove #113. 2BR/2BA first floor comer unit w/Bay view.
Updated, ceramic tile, Berber carpet, dome ceiling in
kitchen, extended living area, newly painted. (1,444 sq.
ft.) Call Bob or Lu Rhoden, Neal & Neal Realtors, 778-
2261, after hours 778-2692 or toll free (800) 422-6325.
Owner is licensed real estate agent.
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.
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.
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.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA, large kitchen, boat house,
dock. Beautiful shaded yard, fruit trees. Call owner
778-6019. Principals only.
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OLDER COTTAGE STYLE duplex. Bradenton
Beach. Directly on the Intracoastal. 2BR up/1BR
down plus garage. 50 ft. on seawall. Outstanding
view. Only $175,000. 778-7980.
LIGHT, BRIGHT 2BR/2BA CONDO. Pool, covered
parking, Bayview, turnkey furnished. Small secluded
Holmes Beach complex. $107,900. Low maint.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA CONDO, Bayview, down-
stairs, furnished. $135,000. New Concept Properties,
Ron Wagner. 792-9314, eves. 792-5070.
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 Realty. 778-7980.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Newly renovated
condo ground floor, end unit with southern exposure.
$139,000. Owner 778-8482. No agents please.
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.
SWESTBAY COVE NEW listing. Bayview (50' to wa-
ter) end unit, ground floor. 5.05% assumable loan.
S2BR/1BA, all upgrades new carpet, blinds and
paint. $163,000. (800) 977-0803 or 778-4523.
TOWNHOME WITH 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage. Bonus
room for recreation. Located steps to the north
beaches of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island.
$159,900. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. Neal &
SOUTH ANNA MARIA ISLAND. Cozy, immaculate
home with 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, well main-
tained with garage on 75 x 100 lot. Deeded boat
dock across street. $139,900. Call Rose Schnoerr
778-2261. Neal & Neal Realtors.
LOVELY BAYFRONT 2ND floor, 2BR/2BA condo.
Gulf across street. Secured entry, elevator, private
beach, boat dock, pool, spa. $152,000..Call Gulf-Bay
Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244 anytime.
POPULAR ISLAND COMPLEX, 2nd floor condo.
Turnkey furnished, new carpet, walk-in closet.
Heated pool, clubhouse, tennis, deeded beach ac-
cess, on-site management office. $110,000. Call
Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244 anytime.
MT. VERNON 2BR/2BA VILLA, good carpeting,
verticles, great community. Heated pool. Come see
and buy. $68,000. 798-9941.
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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.
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-
9107 / 778-6774.
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 financ-
ing. Will take boat or canal home trade in. 778-9188
LAST OF ITS KIND in Anna Maria! 4 unit apartment
building on water with panoramic view of Tampa
Bay, Sunshine Skyway and Gulf with Egmont Key.
3BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA turnkey furnished apartments
with large patios and lovely large garden with pool.
Illness forces sale. $450,000. By owner. Pierside
apartments, 211 Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
COLORADO GEM where Autumn spends Summer.
Southwest Colorado, Pagosa Springs. Building lots
with spectacular views of Continental Divide. South-
ern exposure, city water and sewer. Two hillside lots
$19,500 ea., pine forested lot $15,000. Seller/builder
will build to suite. (941) 778-2187 until April 1 or call
(515) 472-9796 for voice mail.
GULFVIEW ONLY $89,000. 2BR/2BA condo, fur-
nished, pool, covered parking. Yvonne Higgins, Re/
Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
CANAL HOME LONGBOAT KEY. Beautiful home
with best appliances, new AC, new bath, freshly
painted, designer blinds. 2BR/2BA, den, lots of stor-
age. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
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112 It's a waste
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638 Dundee Ln., HB ..... ................ $698.000
605 Emerald Ln. HB-.......................... $238.000
624 Foxworth Ln., HB ........................ $289.000
631 Foxworth Ln., HB ...................... $579,500
615 Gladstone Ln., HB ................... $229,000
6553 Gulf Side Rd., LBK.................... $499,000
657 Key Royale Dr., HB ........ ... .... ... $595.000
698 North Point Dr., HB ............ ........ $595.000
611 North Point Dr., HB ..... ........... $589.000
312 64TH ST HB .. ....... $189.000
116 122 52nd St HB ...... .. .... $340.000
3805 East Bay Dr. #310, HB ........ .$114,900
6200 Flotilla Dr. #252. HB ...... . $220,000
6500 Flotilla Dr. #175. HB ... . ..$150.000
1800 Gulf Dr N. #114, HB .... ...$159,900
1007 Gulf Dr. N. #215. BB ... . .$144,900
1906 Gull Dr N. #203, BB . ...... $185.000
1906 Gull Dr N. #204, BB ........ .$189,000
5400 Gull Dr N. #8, HB . .. $83.000
5400 Gull Dr N. #20. HB . .... $84.000
5400 Gulf Dr. N. #24, HB ... ...... .....$78,000
5400 Gulf Dr N. #29.HB.. ..... .$227,000
5400 Gulf Dr. N #39, HB ...... ......$250.000
6315 Gulf Dr., HBE ...........................- $159,900
6006 Gull Dr #212, HB . ........-.....$169,900
6700 Gulf of Mexico #121. LBK .....$99,000
6800 Gulf of Mexico #182, LBK ......... 109,000
6800 Gulf ol Mexico #195, LBK...... 155,000
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517 South Dr., AM .. ............... $137,500
202 77th St., HB ..... . ..-.. ........ ... $84.999
107 Bay Blvd. N., AM...... .... ... $395,000
517 Blue Heron, AM. ... . ........... $500,000
3820 6th Av''e. W.. Palmetto ... . ...... $82,500
7808 191h Dr W Bradenton . $139.900
3715 Coconut Ter. Bradenton ........... $289.000
10125 Manatee Ave W #A3. Bradenton. $65.900
10125 Manatee Ave W #B3, Bradenton $72,000
10125 Mlanatee Ave W #B4 Bradenton $74,900
7500 40th Ave W $71.900
6104 Courtside Dr .. ... $104.900
7519 Kansas St ..
.. $24 900
9850 SR 64E ... ....... .. ... $75.000
4811 64t St W........ ...... $69.900
5600 Lockwood Ridge Rd Sarasota $329,000
711 60th St Ct. E $285,000
5499 Fruilville Rd Sarasota..... .. $50,000
PERICO BAY CLUB
859 Audubon Dr ......
1105 Edgewater Cir ..
1281 Edgewater Cir ..... ...
1020 Ibis Ct.. ..... .. ...
1395 Perico Pointe Cir .... .
1224 Spoonbill Landings Cir
1288 Spoonbill Landings Cir
508 Woodstork Cir.
. .. ..... $139,900
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