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Opposition to ambulance plan sweeps Island


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
With lights flashing and sirens wailing, efforts to
put a stop to the county's plan to change the way it
delivers ambulance service are sweeping the Island.
Petitions are appearing on street corners and in
shops, and Island organizations are penning position
papers to address the issue.
The plan, called peak demand staffing (PDS), was
introduced by the Manatee County's Public Safety
Director Mike Latessa at last month's Anna Maria Fire
Commission meeting.
The plan calls for the county's 12 ambulances to be
on the road during times when there are more frequent
calls. During slack times the number of ambulances
will be reduced and the remaining ambulances will be


Bay receives


international


acclaim
By Paul Roat
More than just waterfront residents are paying
close attention to Sarasota Bay this week.
Marine experts from Belize, Jamaica, Korea and
Thailand are studying the Bay, specifically how the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program was able to
produce and implement a strategy to restore and sus-
tain Sarasota Bay.
Local bay experts are being joined by "sister bay"
programs from Puget Sound, Wash.; Santa Monica, Ca-
lif.; and Galveston, Tex. The U.S. Environmental Protec-
tion Agency selected the four bay programs of of 28 in-
volved estuary projects ongoing nationally due to their
success rates in cleaning up the bays, plus the diverse ap-
proach each of the areas took toward developing techni-
cal and sociological methods to solve bay problems.
"The U.S. has gone through 20 years of trial and
error to develop the National Estuary Program pro-
cess," Project Manager Brian Needham said, "but
many other countries need to go very quickly to retain
their natural resources."
"All of us here have common values," EPA
Coastal Management Branch Chief Daryl Brown said.
"We all treasure our coastal resources." Brown stressed
that U.S. bay clean-up programs have just as much to
learn from the international education exchange as
what the visitors can glean from local methods.
"The expectation is that at the end of these two
weeks you will come home with a new set of tools for
coastal management efforts," Brown added, "and you
will have imparted your wisdom and insights to us."
Brown lauded Sarasota Bay Program Director
Mark Alderson and efforts of the staff during the nearly
seven years the program has been underway. "The
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program is one of the
better programs in the system," Brown said. "They
have done an outstanding job in pulling together a
management plan to solve the problems in Sarasota
Bay. Now that the plan is completed, they are in a very
different stage of implementation."
Sarasota Mayor Mollie Cardamone was equally
enthusiastic about the international gathering and the
success of the Sarasota Bay Program.
"I've been told that Sarasota Bay is the most suc-
cessful estuary program due to the thousands of people
who have participated in the program," Cardamone
said. "The most important aspect is to get everyone to
buy into the program."
The global gathering is the brainchild of the EPA
and the U.S. Agency for International Development. It
is sponsored in part by the Coastal Resources Center of
the University of Rhode Island.
More than a training session, the 12 days of work-
shops will provide an exchange between problems in
Thailand, Korea, Jamaica and Belize estuaries and how
similar hurdles have been overcome in the U.S.


See page 2 for the petition

moved to more central locations.
The plan also calls for moving ambulances out of
the stations where they are currently located and plac-
ing them at centralized posts throughout the county.
The Island's post will be in the Island Foods parking
lot during peak hours, when there are seven to 12 ambu-
lances in service. As the number of ambulances decreases,
the post will move farther away from the Island.
Critics say the system will result in longer response
times and decreased service for the Island and other
outlying areas that will lose their ambulances at non-
peak times. In addition, they say there have been no
public meetings on the plan, it has not been fully re-


searched and there has been no input from the county's
other public safety agencies.
After the plan was disclosed, Anna Maria Fire Chief
Andy Price received invitations from numerous Island
organizations and the three municipalities to speak on the
issue. To date, the Bradenton Beach City Council, Island
Democratic Club, Key Royale Homeowners Association,
Holmes Beach Civic Association and Save Anna Maria
have voted to oppose the plan.
In addition, Holmes Beach resident John
VanOstenbridge (also a Fire District commissioner)
has begun collecting signatures on petitions opposing
the plan. Last week he delivered petitions containing
525 signatures to Manatee County Commissioner Stan
Stephens, who represents the Island on the commis-
sion, and Manatee County Administrator Ernie Padgett.


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Donation with a smile
Holmes Beach resident Snook Adams, pictured and the Hutchinson family donated an original copy of the souvenir
program for the 1961 dedication of the Anna Maria Island Youth Center to the annual Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center dinner and auction scheduled for Saturday night, April 20. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood

New turtle watcher steps forward


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Vowing to "do it their way," Suzi Fox of Anna Maria
has applied to the state for a marine turtle permit that may
enable the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch to participate
in the 1996 sea turtle nesting season.
That season begins May 1. Right now, for the first
time since the local Turtle Watch began in 1981, no one
on the Island is authorized to oversee the anticipated en-
dangered turtles watchers counted 214 nests last year
accounting for more than 12,000 eggs on our beaches.
The nesting and hatching season runs through Oc-
tober. During that time, the nests result in about 10,000
little hatchlings.
In late February, the Turtle Watch's five-year di-
rector, Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard, was denied
renewal of his permit by the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.
The gist of the DEP's lengthy denial letter was that
Shumard "has not followed the department's guidelines
for marine turtle conservation activities."
Among other issues, Shumard, an 11-year Turtle
Watch activist, openly disagreed with the DEP's newer
rules for leaving nests where laid rather than relocat-
ing: them to caged beachfront hatcheries.
Admittedly considered "a maverick" by the DEP,
Shumard was not surprised by the state's action but
continues to "feel heartbroken" by guidelines he feels


"do not really save turtles."
Shumard says the Island was the only community
on Florida's west coast last season to document an in-
crease in released hatchlings.
Declining to appeal the permit denial, Shumard said
in March, "I'm sorry. I just don't believe in their way. We
had too many turtle deaths, too many heartaches" with the
nests that remained in their natural state.
Fox is a 10-year Islander who became a Turtle
Watch volunteer four years ago. Her involvement be-
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ..................................... ............ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
ISLAND MAP ........................................... 16
Stir-it-up .................................. ............. 18
Streetlife ...................................... ............ 20
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 22
Crossword puzzle..................................... ... 32


APRIL 18, 1996


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Anna Maria rejects red tide resolution


By Bonner Presswood
Underscoring the words of Longboat Key
Mayor Jim Patterson, former Anna Maria
Mayor Dottie McChesney addressed the Anna
Maria Commission last week recommending
caution in regard to formation of a regional or-
ganization to fight red tide.
"Patterson may intend by saying 'good
faith' that the city contribute funding."
McChesney warned commissioners.
Commissioners decided to delay signing the
proposed resolution that would commit the city,
regional governments and chambers of com-
merce, within the coastal region from Tarpon
Springs to Naples to a "concerted effort in pur-
suing and developing solutions to avoid red tide
and the impacts of red tide."
Mayor Chuck Shumard said, "We should
find out how it will affect us financially."


Commissioner George McKay suggested that
the city continue to participate in meetings and the
resolution was tabled.
Bradenton Beach officials also balked at the
funding language in Patterson's resolution. After
striking the reference to money, the council there
approved a 'No Red Tide' resolution last month.
Under the category of "Also Tabled" was ap-
proval of a resolution authorizing the Florida De-
partment of Transportation to proceed with a pedes-
trian bridge adjacent to the humpback bridge on
North Bay Boulevard.
The project is funded by the Intermodal Surface
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.
Public Works Director Phil Charnack told com-
missioners that he had spoken with Ian McCartney
with the U.S. Coast Guard, Miami, who said it will
be.two more months before the Coast Guard can sign
off on the project. Also, Charnack said, other prob-


lems with DOT and incorrect language in the
resolution referring to an expired manual of
standards have caused delays.
Charnack reported 25 permits issued for the
month of March valued at $403,105. More than
$2,800 in fees were collected.
He also reported that the survey of Lake
LaVista is completed and as soon as dredge
amounts are calculated the work will go out to
bid.
Deputy Steve Ogline gave commissioners
the monthly sheriff's report. He noted a con-
tinuing problem with open doors on residential
properties and urged everyone to lock doors
when they leave to avoid inviting crime.
Commissioners voted unanimously to retain
counsel from Harrison, Hendrickson, Douglass
& Kirkland, P.A., attorneys at law, for the next
year.


It will be led by Suzi Fox, whose marine turtleper
mit application is pending with the Florida Departmen
of Environmental Protection.
For more information or to volunteer even if un
able to attend the meeting, call Fox at 778-5638 or Joh
DeFazio at 778-0056.


John DeFazio and Ed Callen gathered turtle eggs in previous years under a state turtle permit issued to
Chuck Shumard. State officials have since barred human intervention of loggerhead turtles except to mark the
nests or attempt to protect them from predators through use of wire cages. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswooa

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Reader coupon:

I I am opposed to the proposed changes in our emergency medical services by the
Manatee County Public Safety Director.

I I am also against any change that will move ambulances off the Island for any
reason other than to take someone to the hospital.

SI believe other methods should be investigated before any change in EMS
service is made.

I L I approve of the Peak Demand Staffing plan as proposed.

Name:

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Please mail or drop off to The Islander Bystander, Island Shopping
Center, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217.
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Turtle watch may get
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An organizational meeting for experienced and new
volunteers interested in being a part of the May through
October sea turtle nesting and hatching season on Anna
Maria Island will be held Wednesday, April 24.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


Turtle volunteers meeting April 24


n gan in the middle of the night when she found a nest
and Shumard immediately answered the call.
"Chuck gave me the love for it and taught me a
lot," says Fox.
Shumard says he will "give her support any way I
can" if the permit application is approved. He added,
"However, I expect a lot of dead turtles this summer."
Shumard says that fear may keep a lot of long-time
turtle watchers from participating this year and that
many of his previous coordinators have already said no
to helping Fox.
"They hate to go out and see all those dead turtles,"
he says. "The people are not staying away because of
me. It's because they don't believe in the DEP's way."
Fox says her conversations with DEP officials have
also indicated that the state "expects low statistics this
summer. But my heart says a little bit is better than
nothing."
She says her reason for being willing to do things
the state's way is that she "went in search of any and
every kind of research" on the anti-hatchery issue.
"I'm not crazy about it. It's a new way for us here. But
from what I found," says Fox, "this is the way to go."
Should she be the primary permitted, and in effect
the new director of the Turtle Watch, Fox says there
will be no use of hatcheries. Nests will be staked along
the Island's shoreline, nests and eggs will be monitored
per DEP rules and hatchlings will be left to dig them-
S selves out of their nests rather than the previous human
d digging and assistance to the water.
Fox also says that Florida Power and Light repre-
sentatives have agreed to nighttime surveys of the Island
shore for compliance with lights-out ordinances that
exist in all three Island cities. Too many lights along the
coast disorients the young turtles, leading them away
from rather than toward the sea.
Should she be permitted, Fox will be assisted by
John DeFazio with up to 24 other assistants allowed to
actually touch the nesting areas and turtles in need.
She says she has already gotten commitments from
five previous volunteers and 15 brand-new ones.
Beth Morford, a DEP environmental specialist,
says Fox's application is in hand and the DEP has up
to 90 days to respond.
With the nesting season just around the corner,
Morford told The Islander Bystander, "Hopefully
she'll meet all the qualifications and we'll be able to
permit her. We're really interested in continuing to
monitor those beaches on the Island."
With local volunteers previously numbering
around 65, Fox hopes that old and new turtle watchers
"will help us to welcome, protect and celebrate our
most famous migratory visitors."
She says she regrets the outcome of her mentor's
Shumard's involvement and "wishes it could
have been another way."
To potential volunteers Fox says she's been telling
them, "This is not a Chuck issue. It's a turtle issue."






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I APRIL 18, 1996 0 PAGE 3 1I-

Anna Maria man featured 'hero' on Friday TV


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
John Cameron would prefer to be "Patient X," or
maybe "Exhibit A." So he ends up on NBC.
The Anna Maria resident will be major evidence
Friday evening when Tom Brokaw and Gen. Norman
Schwartzkopf present a Tampa surgeon as a "Hero of
America."
Dr. Timothy Yeatman saved Cameron's life with
the absolute newest cancer treatment at the Moffitt
Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University


Anna Maria resident John Cameron's successful
fight against cancer will be featured Friday on a
Tampa television station. Islander Photo: Bonner
Presswood


of South Florida in Tampa.
Yeatman not only saved Cameron's life, but saved
him from the extreme inconvenience of having to
spend the rest of his days hooked up to a colostomy
bag.
Cameron is an ex-hard-charging retail sales repre-
sentative in broadcasting from New York who lives in
retirement at Bean Point at the north end of Anna Maria
Island.
Anna Maria may not be for everyone, he says. But
for him "there's something spiritual about the Island"
and he's sure it helped his recovery from cancer. He
wants nothing to do with the mainland, and the only
reason he ever leaves the Island, he says, is to go to
Moffitt.
He started that commute when he learned in Sep-
tember 1993 that he had rectal cancer. He recalls that
he wasn't especially impressed but his wife Patty,
whose parents had died of cancer, knew better and she
and friends convinced him to go to Moffitt.
Very quickly he learned two things, he says: "Get
a second opinion, and get to a research center. There
they have the latest data and technology, and all the
sciences are focused on your own problem."
On Dec. 7, after six weeks of highly specialized
chemo/radiation therapy, Dr. Yeatman operated on the
cancer at Cameron's sphincter and somehow man-
aged to save the sphincter muscle.
He hooked his patient's intestine to the infernal
bag, and "thank God I only had to wear it for three
months while I healed from the operation.
"You have no control over anything," Cameron
says. "The bag takes over your life."
Three months later it was gone. Another six
months and the healing was complete.
Now Cameron has to leave his Island only two or
three times a year for a checkup at Moffitt. That's fine
with him, for "it is a phenomenal institution, one of the
half-dozen leading cancer research hospitals in the
U.S."
He'll do whatever he can, including TV, to lend a
hand to Moffitt. And especially to Dr. Yeatman, "who
performed the miracle on me."


The Anna Maria man's story of a battle won
against cancer is scheduled as part of the
NBC Nightly News on WFLA TV Channel 8
at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19. He was inter-
viewed by Irene Mayer of Channel 8for
appearance with retired Gen. Norman
Schwartzkopf, himself a recovered cancer
victim and a Tampa resident.




Anna Maria City
4/17, 2 p.m., Commission, six-month
budget review
4/17, 3:30 p.m., Commission special meeting
4/22, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
4/23, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
4/17, 6:30 p.m., Charter review board
4/18, 7 p.m., Council meeting. Agenda:
garage sale fee removal ordinance first
reading, RV parking at Cortez Beach,
stormwater runoff, community service worker
discussion, police vehicles discussion, build-
ing official interview results, road repair at
Second Street North and consent agenda.

Holmes Beach
4/18, 9 am., Planning Commission
4/18, 2 am., Charter Review Commission
4/18, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting on changes
in county EMS service
4/25, 9 am., Planning Commission
4/25, 2 am., Charter review Commission

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'You must remember this' Saturday


The 12th Annual Anna Maria Island Community
Center auction, "An Affaire To Remember '96," will
be held April 20 at a new location this year.
The St. Bernard Church location offers more and
better seating, parking and an opportunity for greatly
increased attendance.
This year auction planners have included a cham-
pagne reception sponsored by Island Liquor to open the
event and a repeat performance of at dinner, once again
catered by Harry's Continental Kitchens. Live and si-
lent auctions, live entertainment, raffle prizes and many
new features are planned.
The Auction Committee and AMICC Board of
Directors have donated a miniature GE satellite dish
and 25-inch television for this year's grand prize raffle.
Raffle tickets are $1 each and are available in advance
at Island Discount Tackle, The Islander Bystander,
First National Bank of Manatee and at the Center.
According to Auction Chairwoman Trudy Moon,
the grand prize is worth more than $1,000 and "we are
committed to selling many more than a thousand tick-
ets so watch out for us. We'll be working hard for
this important cause."
Committee member Judy Titsworth is excited that
"this year, for the first time, we are offering reserved
seating for tables of eight for $200. Gather your
friends together at a table reserved just for you." The
auction is presently 80 percent sold out.
Individual tickets are available at the Center for
$25 per person.


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This year's annual Center auction program is afar cry from the Anna Maria Island Youth Center dedication
program from July 2, 1961.


1961 Youth Center dedication remembered
An historical sketch of Anna Maria Island was writ-
ten by Wyatt Blassingame, the Island's most famous lit- Telegram from Hutch
erary personage for a special event on the Island. A labor Chicago, Illinois
of love by Blassingame, it first appeared 34 years ago in June 29, 1961
the souvenir program for the dedication ceremony of the Rev. Gerald K. Lowe, Chairman, Board of Directors
Anna Maria Island Youth Center on July 2, 1961. Anna Maria Youth Center, Anna Maria, Florida
An original copy of the program has been donated I've just had a last minute report by phone on the wonderful program you have set up for the oj
by Holmes Beach's Snooks Adams and Joe Hutchinson cial dedication of Youth Center and I want you to know that I would like very much to be with you. Ov
for auction at the annual Anna Maria Island Commu- the past 10 years it has been my privilege and pleasure to have a small part in the planning and buii
nity Center dinner and auction on Saturday night, April ing of this much-needed recreational area for the youth of the Island and the Sunday ceremonies w
20. It was loaned in advance to The Islander Bystander mark an important milestone for this outstanding project. Mrs. Hutchinson and I want to join with o
by Adams and offered here for your reading enjoyment Island neighbors in expressing appreciation to you, your Board of Directors, and to all of the hundre
The souvenir program begins with a telegram of willing workers who have made this dream come true.
from baseball great Fred Hutchinson for whom the Fred Hutchinson
Little League field was dedicated. Hutchinson died
of cancer in 1964.



Anna Maria Island historical sketch


By Wyatt Blassingame
THE INDIANS, Anna Maria's first settlers, kept
no records and thereby established a precedent which
in large measure has been followed ever since. Also
(due possibly to the climate) local events have a way
of sometimes being obscured more rapidly by the fogs
of gossip than by the mists of antiquity. Consequently,
the following history of the club or its location.
The land on which the Youth Center is now located
was originally homesteaded by one William Berg,
known locally as Old Man Berg. Abstracts show that
the homestead was proved up in 1901, which would
indicate the homestead was first staked about 1894. It
was a pie-shaped piece of land, wide on the bay side
and running to a comparatively narrow point on the
Gulf at about what is now the end of Spring Street.


Old Man Berg was (as is natural on Anna Maria) a
character. He had a house on the bay (just south of what
is now the city pier) that was probably the only one of its
kind. It had a tiny living room and above this a tiny bed-
room reached by a ladder and trapdoor in the floor. Above
this, for reasons known only to Old Man Berg, was a
steeple. Back of the ground floor living room was Berg's
laboratory; he was a chemist and inventor.
From the palmetto tree, Berg developed a water-proof
glue. From the palmetto, he also made a varnish that was
apparently proof against everything, except explosion.
Anna Maria Riles (who incidentally was the first white
baby born on the Island) remembers that when she was a
child Old Man Berg's varnish explosions were sometimes
the cause of much local excitement.
About 1891, G.W. Bean (the son of George Bean,


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How the development of the Center was envisioned in 1961, by Al Robson.


the Island's first homesteader, who had located on the
north point) and John Roser (father of the Roser Me-
morial Church) decided the north end of the Island
ought to be developed as a resort. They established the
Anna Maria Beach Development Company and bought
Old Man Berg's property to add to their own. And very
soon the lonely beaches and the 'coon-infested jungles
of that part of the Island burst into activity.
All building materials had to be brought by schoo-
ner. The little dock in front of Bean's house at the north
point (almost exactly where the Rod and Reel dock is
now located) was inadequate and another, bigger dock
was built the present city dock and a two-story gen-
eral store at the foot. Just to the south of this was a two-
story apartment building.
Streets were hacked out of the jungle and on the
corner of Spring and Snapper (now a vacant lot across
from the Post Office) a two-story hotel went up. Most
of these buildings were later destroyed by fire, but at
the time there was such a whirl of activity going on that
it was thought necessary to hire a night watchman to
guard the piles of lumber and the horses and wagons
that had been brought in. (Just how a thief might have
got away with anything he stole is uncertain.)
By late in 1913, what is now the town of Anna Maria
(it was still unincorporated) contained about 35 houses as
well as a church, general store, and hotel. Most of these
were scattered along Magnolia Street, along a couple of
blocks of Gulf Boulevard (some of them still remain) and
along the bay front The post office had been moved (in
1912) from Sam Cobb's mid-island homestead to the gen-
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eral store at the foot of the dock.
There was, however, no public school building. So
on Oct. 1, 1913, the Anna Maria Beach Development
Company, G. W. Bean, president, gave to the Manatee
County School Board two lots on Magnolia Street; and
the school board contracted with J. B. Rogers (father
of Mrs. Clyde Phelps) to build a one-room school.
That was the room which has now grown into the
Anna Maria Island Youth Center.
(Although this was the first publicly owned school
building on the island, it was not the first school. The first
school had been established in 1901 in a mid-island build-
ing owned by R. E. Cobb with Miss Gertrude Baer as the
teacher. There were six students, all Cobbs and all ages,
the youngest barely able to toddle. The school operated
only one year, then about 1905 Sam Cobb set up another,
with Miss Alice Wilson as teacher. Later Miss Mattie
Cobb taught for a year or so. Then, as the Beach Devel-
opment Company got rolling, a school room was rented
in what was then called the Glass House at the corer of
Magnolia Street and the Gulf, now owned by Mrs. D. C.
Adams. From here, in the fall of 1914, the school moved
to its own pristine, one-room building.)
As well as Captain Mitch Davis, who was a trustee,
can remember, the first teacher in the new school was
a Mr. Turbeville, followed a year later by a Mrs.
Barbee. Mrs. Barbee had come to the island as a private
tutor. She liked it here, and when asked to take over the
public school she agreed on condition the salary be
raised to $50 a month. After some haggling the school
board agreed.
During the next 10 years the school board acquired
more land. Teachers came and went, including though
not necessarily in this order, Miss Mae McCloud, Mrs.
Powell, Miss Gray, Bertie Mae McDuffy, and Miss
Lillian Bell, now Mrs. Mitch Davis. During the time of
the Florida boom things got so hectic it was sometimes
necessary to add a second teacher at the height of the
season, and Mrs. Davis remembers that in 1925 they
once had 40 students. But the boom burst. In 1930
when school opened there were only six pupils and the
law required seven to stay in session. An emergency
message was dispatched to Tampa; one of the small
SCobbs was hurried to the island and school kept open.
In September 1934, Mrs. Clyde Phelps, who had
taught here briefly on two previous occasions, took

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AND APPRAISAL REPORT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
Section 163.3191, Florida Statutes, and Rule
9J-5.0053, Florida Administrative Code, that
the City Council of the City of Holmes
Beach, at a public hearing on April 23, 1996,
at 7:00 pm, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5901
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217,
will consider, review and act upon the
proposed Evaluation and Appraisal Report of
the City's Comprehensive Plan, as prepared
and transmitted by the City's Planning Com-
mission as the Local Planning Agency.

Leslie R. Ford, CMC
City Clerk


Bennie Scanio began what was by no
means a one-man drive to improve the
youth center, but was certainly the greatest
single contribution ever made to it. The old
Ringling winter quarters in Sarasota were
being abandoned; Bennie knew the man to
see. Some of the light poles around the
baseball field once toured the world as
Ringling tent poles; the backstop was once
part of a lion cage, the barbecue grill was a
bear pen; part of the fence once circled
monkeys for Ringling rather than young-
sters in Anna Maria.
over the school. Times were hard. That year school
opened with 11 pupils and reached a total of 22 during
the season. The salary for teaching six grades for eight
months was $560.
After this things began to improve. In the late'30s
it was even necessary to add a second room, and on
Feb. 13, 1950, when the school moved out of the old
building to its present location, there were four teach-
ers and just over 100 students.
For a year or so then the old building stood empty,
tenanted only by "mice and rats and such small deer"
- on Anna Maria mainly 'coons and cockroaches.
Then the island Lion's Club requested the school board
for permission to use the building for their weekly
meetings. It was granted, and the Lions installed a
kitchen. Soon, they also began to operate a youth cen-
ter with Saturday afternoon movies and Saturday night
dances, and with the Stewart Hawkins, the Melvin
Davises, and the Richard Earnests doing the vast ma-
jority of the work. The present Youth Center might be
said to have developed from this, though the line of
development has been somewhat ragged.
It was about this same time, in June 1952, that the
organizational meeting of what is now Christ Episco-
pal Church was held here. And so for about a year the
old school building served on Saturdays as a youth
center, on Sundays as a church, and on Monday nights
housed some fancy poker games.
It was also about this time that Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Hutchinson (the baseball great) and Bennie
Scanio appeared before the city commission to point
out that land for a public playground was getting


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might disappear altogether.
The commission agreed. A deal was made with the
school board allowing the school property to be used
as a playground. City land that had been used as a gar-
bage dump was swapped for land adjoining the school.
Walter Hardin donated a lot. Captain Bill Davis
swapped a lot he owned for one elsewhere and the
entire block containing the old school building was set
aside as a youth center.
The land itself, however, was still largely jungle
and the playground slow in prospering under varying
sponsors. However, it did continue to develop because
there was need for it. Tennis courts were built and some
land cleared for a rough ball park. The old school build-
ing stayed pretty much as it always had been.
Then in the late summer of 1959, following the
tragic death of his son Benjie, Bennie Scanio began
what was by no means a one-man drive to improve the
youth center, but was certainly the greatest single con-
tribution ever made to it. Backed by Fred Hutchinson
and Dr. Roy Gunther and by the various center spon-
sors he worked at raising money by every means from
auctions (donations from all over, including the Atlan-
tic Coast Line and Seaboard Railroads) to fish fries.
The old Manavista Hotel in Bradenton was being
destroyed. Bennie personally bought up timber and
hauled it to the island in his own truck. The old
Ringling winter quarters in Sarasota were being aban-
doned; Bennie knew the man to see. Some of the light
poles around the baseball field once toured the world
as Ringling tent poles; the backstop was once part of
a lion cage, the barbecue grill was a bear pen; part of
the fence once circled monkeys for Ringling rather than
youngsters in Anna Maria.
Meanwhile, Al Robson contributed plans to enlarge
the old building. The plans allowed for small additions
aiming toward a complete plant sometime in the future.
But things were rolling too fast now for piecemeal work.
Frank Blount of the Florida Limestone Company in Pal-
metto poured $2,000 worth of cement into foundation and
floors with nothing but a verbal promise of maybe, when,
and if. The island contractors and carpenters donated
material and labor. There was no time for fishing on Sat-
urday afternoon and Sundays.
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Statewide attention drawn to
'headline capture'
The Islander Bystander received state-wide mention
last week as a result of an article on the theft of nearly
3,000 issues of the April 11 edition of the paper.
Tampa Tribune reporter Rick Barry wrote an article
Saturday, April 13, appearing on the front page of the
metro section titled, "Irate reader hoards every newspa-
per."
The Associated Press, which has 39 daily newspaper
subscribers in Florida, put the story on the state wires
Saturday. On morning Sunday, newspapers across the
state ran the article.
Radio station DJs talked about it Other free newspa-
pers should be concerned about it.
The article described Roy Salgado's raid of newspa-
per display racks and distribution points on Anna Maria
Island and in Cortez the night of April 3.
Salgado was upset about an article that Islander col-
umnist Bob Ardren wrote about a charter trip that went
awry at least as far as the charters were concerned -
for which he was the hired captain. Each of three men who
chartered the ReefReacher charterboat filed lengthy, de-
tailed complaints against Salgado and the boat owner, Phil
Shields, with the U.S. Coast Guard including allegations
of a close call at high speed with a freighter in heavy fog
and the appropriation of their catch, among others.
Several callers alerted The Islander Bystander office
that Salgado's vehicle, parked at Galati Marina in Anna
Maria, was filled with newspapers. When a sheriffs
deputy arrived to check, he indeed found almost 3,000
copies of the April 4 edition piled in Salgado's Chevy
Blazer.
Later in the day, after returning from another charter,
Salgado admitted he had taken the papers, but said he saw
no problem in taking all the copies of The Islander By-
stander because "It's free, isn't it?"
Meanwhile, the newspaper racks were quickly replen-
ished the morning after the raid with the stock normally
used for Saturday refills. Salgado's papers were used for
weekend distribution in the newspaper boxes.
If Salgado had not returned the pilfered copies, the
newspaper was prepared to print and distribute another
3,000 papers. The paper has an obligation to its readers.
The obligation to the advertisers, whose dollars provide
the free distribution, is to see that the circulation makes it
into the hands of as many individuals as possible.
It all boils down to an unfortunate incident that may
have a larger impact for all free newspapers in Florida. If
itis not illegal for one individual to take all the free papers,
then will free papers have to succumb to the whim of dis-
gruntled individuals and charge a single copy fee to every-
one for the newspaper?
The jury is still out on that one.



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Governor thanks Anna Maria
Elementary students
Editor's Note: The following March 25 letter was
addressed to former Anna Maria Mayor Dottie
McChesney and fifth-grade students at Anna Maria
Elementary School. The students sent letters to the
governor endorsing the ban on the taking of live shell-
fish off Manatee County waters.
Thank you for your letters regarding the shells,
starfish and other live sea animals. Your letters told me
how concerned you are about your beaches and the sea
creatures which live in the ocean. I agree we should
take action to preserve our beautiful beaches not
only for our enjoyment, but for your children's enjoy-
ment as well.
You will be pleased to know that at the March 12
Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet and I approved an amend-
ment to a state rule which relates to picking up live
shellfish from the waters of Manatee County. The
amendment prohibits anyone from picking up more
than two live shellfish of a single species. This amend-
ment becomes effective July 1, 1996.
It is comforting to know that young people like your-
selves are taking an interest in protecting our beaches and
sea life for the benefit of future generations.
Lawton Chiles, Governor of the State of Florida
Hard working planning
commission needs appreciation
It is a privilege to attend meetings of the Holmes
Beach Planning Commission as they review the city's
Comprehensive Plan.
They have been working diligently on the review
of a multitude of pages to satisfy the state of Florida
with this city's five-year wording of policy and goals.
Their studious and conscientious homework and dis-
cussion on the proposed working and analysis of plans
and goals, respecting each of their fellow members
input, is involvement of dedicated citizens of this city
for which all of us can be proud.
They are Chairman Gabe Simches, Mike Faarup,
Bruce Golding, Frances Smith-Williams and Ron
Robinson. I venture to say none of us could guess the
number of hours each of them has spent in preparation,


meetings and discussion on the very important Com-
prehensive Plan review for the state of our city.
My hat's off to them. If you wish to verify the
above statements, come to the meetings of this com-
mission on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Ruth Burkhead, Holmes Beach
Tennis club says thanks
to Island businesses
A number of local businesses donated merchandise
for prizes to be awarded at our annual Tennis Tourna-
ment held on March 23.
They were: Tip of the Island Restaurant, The Is-
lander Bystander, Workout Center of Holmes Beach,
Beaver Products of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach Home
Hardware, Island Canvas of Holmes Beach, Island Li-
quors of Holmes Beach, Buck Creek Groves, Barefoot
Trader of Holmes Beach; tennis player Rod Jordon,
and Lee Watson of the Island Garden Center.
The generosity of these businesses is greatly appre-
ciated by our players.
Alan James, Anna Maria Senior Tennis Group
'Moment of Silence' is treasured
It is always a treasured occasion when the chair-
man of the Holmes Beach City Council asks for a mo-
ment of silence following the pledge of allegiance to
the flag at the city council meetings. I am glad that our
new mayor asked that this be done at his first meeting.
Part of my moment of reflection includes a reminder
that this is the smallest unit of our government The unit
that any one of us can participate in almost on a weekly
basis is here in our midst being cared for by our neighbors.
Other than those in our military, law enforcement
and judicial system, how often do people have the op-
portunity to take the oath to uphold the Constitution of
the United States and the charter of their city? And not
to be forgotten are those who paid the ultimate price
that we may be who and what we are in our town,
Holmes Beach.
Robert Jones, Holmes Beach

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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 15, Will Bean's Dream
by June Alder


PAINTING

A ROSY

PICTURE
In 1914 Will Bean brought out his
most elaborate brochure touting his
three-year-old Anna Maria Beach re-
sort. A Gibson-girl-type beauty holding
a fishing rod smiled enticingly from the
tinted front cover. Inside were pictures
and text describing "Florida's Famous
Year-Round Resort" in florid terms.
There were wars and revolutions in Eu-
rope, but as 1914 dawned, for Anna
Marians they seemed far away:

Jan. 22, 1914: (Advertisement in
the Manatee River Journal) For Rent:
Two beautifully furnished cottages at
Anna Maria Beach, the best fishing and
outing place in Florida. Near
Bradentown. Phone or write W.C.
Richards, Anna Maria, for full particu-
lars.
Jan. 29: (Advertisement) Wanted.
Cottages on Anna Maria Beach. There
will be a demand for at least 25 cottages
on the Beach this winter. We recom-
mend to you to buy a lot and build a
cottage to rent, when you don't want it
yourself. We can show you how you can
make $1,000, earn $250 a year, and give
you 2 months at the Gulf free. We invite
you to go as our guest and look it over.
Winter, Cross & Co., Main Street.
Feb. 2: Song services were held in
the Anna Maria Beach chapel Sunday
night. Mrs. John Trice of Tampa, who
.has a very fine soprano voice and is
quite prominent in musical circles, fa-
vored the audience with several selec-
tions.
Feb. 7: The Anna Maria Beach De-
velopment Company, G.W. Bean, presi-
dent, has given to the Manatee County
School Board two lots on Magnolia
Avenue, and the school board has con-
tracted with J.B. Rogers, of Palma Sola,
to build a one-room schoolhouse.
Feb. 14: In addition to its new
folder, Anna Maria Beach Company has
printed thousands of attractive postcards
of beautiful scenes which will be sent to
any address for the asking.
March 12: (Advertisement). Chau-
tauqua, 10 days, at Warren Opera
House, Bradentown. Metropolitan
Grand Opera artists, noted musicians,
entertainers, lecturers, including Dr.
Russell E. Conwell with his famous lec-
ture, "Acres of Diamonds."
April 2: At Anna Maria Beach Mrs.
John Trice entertained a group of friends
at her house over the bay last weekend.


A 1914 "cover girl" graced an
elaborate brochure touting Anna
Maria Beach.
Mrs. C.M. Roser was at her cottage
with guests from Chicago and Portland,
Ore. Also, turkey suppers were par-
taken of by groups at the Baraboo,
Buckeye and Anderson cottages
Summer Headlines: "Archduke
Ferdinand and Wife Assassinated in
Sarajevo by Serb Fanatic. Black Hand
society suspected of plot" (June
28)..."Great Britain Declares War on
Germany. Other allies expected to fol-
low" (Aug. 4)...."Panama Canal Opens.
Great U.S. triumph awaited for 10
years" (Aug. 15).
Sept. 3: Delegates from Anna
Maria Key appeared before the county
board with a complaint relative to an
appropriation for the building of a
bridge from the mainland to the Key.
Mr. George W. Bean requested that
some resolution be passed. On motion
the matter was deferred until another
time.
(Delays in building a modern
bridge to Anna Maria held up
"progress" in the development of the
Island for many years. Whether this
was bad or good depends on how you
look at it.)

Next: Troubles ahead
in 1915


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Executive director tells of Center's evolution


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A week before the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's biggest fundraiser of the year, Pierrette Kelly,
executive director, shared a history of the Center's evo-
lution with the Holmes Beach Civic Association.
"The Community Center is located where the
Island's original one-room school house stood,"
Kelly said at Saturday's meeting. "It was built in
1913 on property donated by George Wilhelm Bean.
It has a great history of serving children and fami-
lies on this Island."
The Center was established in the early 1960s af-
ter the school was moved to its current location. It
originally functioned as a teen club, then broadened its
base to become a community center. In the 1980s com-
munity members began raising $152,000 to build the
current facility, which was completed in 1983.
Kelly and her husband, Paul, came to the Island in
1989 from Ireland. She had degrees in social work and
marketing and Paul suggested she teach some classes
at the Center.
"I went past the Community Center," Kelly said.
"The tennis courts had a basketball court on them. The
potholes in the tennis court were very deep. Kids were
standing outside smoking cigarettes and using exces-


sively crude language.
"Inside, the dust bunnies were rabbits and the torn
furniture was held up by tin cans. There was marijuana
on the bathroom floor. There were utensils to smoke
marijuana outside in the bushes. I didn't really want to
go there and teach. It wasn't very appealing."
As fate would have it, within a few months both
she and Paul were scheduled for major surgery and
Kelly left her job. The position of director came open
at the Cente and she applied for it.
"I thought that this is our community, and it's ex-
tremely important to do something positive to make our
community a better place," she explained. "This was
my opportunity. When I started I had to set a lot of
goals that would impact the direction and future of the
Center."
Her original goals involved cleaning up the Cen-
ter in order to make residents proud to use it. She also
vowed to provide leadership to the Island's youth.
One of her first hurdles was to get the Center out
of debt. It had a $150,000 budget and was $20,000
in debt. She mustered an army of volunteers to raise
funds and began the task of restoring credibility to
the Center.
A vast number of improvements have been made
since 1989 to create a facility that serves residents from


four to 94 with programs offered 14 hours a day. In addi-
tion, many Island organizations use the Center's facilities.
"We vary our programs according to our commu-
nities' needs," Kelly pointed out. "Our programs are in
place because we listen and respond to the commu-
nity."
A couple of years ago, Kelly became concerned
about the large number of troubled children she was
seeing. By obtaining funding from the Manatee County
Children's Services Tax, she began a family resource
program to work with all members of troubled families.
The Center's financial growth has been equally
impressive. Donations and grants are up 267 percent
since 1989, and fundraising efforts have increased 148
percent. Kelly said 86 cents of every dollar goes into
programs, with the remainder used for administration,
salaries, utilities, insurance and additional fundraising.
Two years ago the Center established a trust fund
to provide long-term funding with the help of a gener-
ous donation from Charles and Joey Lester. Last year
the fund generated $888 in interest. The trust allows
people to contribute in many different ways including
through wills and estates and by donating property,
cash and stocks.
"This is the best vehicle for funding the Center in
the future," Kelly acknowledged.


JASON sealife adventures to be broadcasted to Mote


The JASON VII Interactive Broadcasts are
open to the public through April 21 at Mote Marine
Laboratory in Sarasota.
This year the JASON Project's focus is
"Adapting to a Changing Sea and Life at the
Edge of the Sea," with sites in the Everglades,
Florida Bay and Florida Keys and relic reefs.
This is the first year the JASON Project has been
in South Florida.
Earlier sites have included the Mediterra-


nean Sea, Lake Ontario, Galapagos Islands,
Mexico's Baja California, Belize and the volcanoes
of Hawaii.
Daily live broadcasts to specially equipped audito-
riums such as Mote's will be made to allow the public
to talk to scientists working on the expedition.
The broadcasts are open to the public at 1 p.m.,
2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. from Wednesday, April 17,
through Friday, April 26, except for Sunday, April
21. On Saturday, April 20, in addition to the regu-


larly scheduled broadcasts, there will be a 10
a.m. and 11:30 a.m. broadcast.
The broadcasts are each one hour long.
Mote Marine Laboratory is located at 1600
Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Admission is
$8 for adults and $6 for students ages 4 to 17.
Children under four and Mote members are admit-
ted free.
For additional information, call Mote at 388-
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Saving turtles lost in political
nest egg
I was appalled at the article written by Wilma Katz
for criticizing me, a former permit holder, for wanting
to perform a method of saving sea turtles that has
proven results.
By the way, the program I used was set up by the
Department of Environmental Protection. Now they
say their original program doesn't work. I know for a
fact it works because I have facts and figures to prove
it.
Wilma Katz made some statements that were un-
true and this disturbs me.
She said, "By putting the turtles in a hatchery high
on the beach we (the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch)
were producing all females because it was hotter sand."
We made our own temperature probe and would
monitor each nest to make sure we had the proper dis-
tribution for male and female production. Wilma has,
never seen our operation so she would have no way of
knowing this.
Let's talk about hatch success not measured by
numbers alone. What are any of us doing anyway?
Why do we try to help the sea turtles if numbers isn't
#1? Why talk about one in 1,000 making it to matu-
rity if numbers are not important?
When DEP tells me it isn't quantity, it is quality,
how do they measure and determine the healthy ones
over others?
My experience certainly cannot match the intelli-
gence, patience and fairness of DEP who would not
even compromise because David Arnold of the DEP
doesn't work with numbers.
All I have is 11 years of experience being a walker,
a digger and for the past five years, director of the Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch, for which DEP issued my
permit #026 I assume because I had the ability and
know-how to handle it.
Let us address the remark about my position as
mayor of the City of Anna Maria. I assumed this posi-
tion because I had the knowledge and ability to handle


the job. Again, Katz speaks without looking into the
situation on Anna Maria.
If Katz had done some research she would have
known that our city has absolutely no beach lighting
problem.
The most disturbing part of all this is while DEP
tries to justify the new policy, many little turtles are
going to die unnecessarily.
Let us remember why we volunteered to do this
program to save the sea turtles. How soon some
forget.
Just for the record, Anna Maria Turtle Watch num-
bers:
Nests Hatchlings
1987 29 4,296
1988 25 1,876
1989 91 8,080
1990 100 7,828
1991 96 9,473
1992 102 7,668
1993 155 14,791
1994 116 11,212
1995 214 12,741
Since 1987, we have released 77,965 hatchlings.
Many thanks to a lot of dedicated volunteers.
Charles A. Shumard, Anna Maria

Sour grapes isn't reason for
resignation request
This letter is in response to Ken Lohn's letter
which implied that I want Leroy Arnold to step down
due to sour grapes, because I did not win the election.
This is far from the truth.
In fact, when Leroy Arnold was elected, I wished
him well and truly intended to support him as our new
mayor. However, it has become increasingly apparent
that he either is not willing or able to carry out his du-
ties. And Walt Grace and I are certainly not the only
citizens who think so.
I ran for mayor because I care about Bradenton
Beach and my interest in its future has not ceased sim-


ply because I was not elected mayor. If Lohn attended
city hall meetings as I regularly do, he might also be
concerned about Mayor Arnold's ineptitude. Mayor
Arnold has characterized himself as a "tax-cutting"
mayor and as a champion of free speech. I have yet to
see those words put into action.
Since he has been in office, Mayor Arnold:
Requested our former building inspector to re-
search and propose a plan for merging the building and
sanitation departments. According to my recollection,
this merger would have saved the city approximately
$11,000 per year. Yet Mayor Arnold, who suggested
the idea, ultimately rejected it.
Mayor Arnold's insinuations and harassment of
the former building inspector resulted in Moran's res-
ignation. Moran, who was very well-qualified, had
saved the city several hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Unfortunately, now some of the money he saved the
city is being spent in an effort to replace him. And how
likely is it that Bradenton Beach will be able to find a
building inspector as well qualified as Moran for the
proposed salary?
At the city hall meeting March 7, our "champion of
free speech" told a citizen, who had come forward to ex-
ercise his freedom of speech, to "shut up" several times.
These are just a few examples of Mayor Arnold's
transgressions. So, Mr. Lohn, it's not a case of self-
interest but of civic interest when I request that Mayor
Arnold resign.
Dan Goodchild Bradenton Beach

Boy, are they loud!
This is regarding the Sandbergs, Goodchilds,
Emily Smith, Katie Pierola and Suhres.
For such a small group of people, they are making
a lot of noise and are not giving the new mayor a
chance to conduct his business.
Are there ulterior motives?
How can you say you care for this city when all
you are doing is creating chaos?
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 18, 1996 N PAGE 9 JB


Variance request takes a dive in Anna Maria


What looked on the surface like an ordinary re-
quest for variances to setbacks at 103 Tern at last
week's Anna Maria City Commission meeting quickly
took a turn against front-yard pools.
Following a brief description of the request includ-
ing a front setback variance of four-and-a-half feet and
a side setback of two-and-a-half feet to accommodate
a swimming pool by Planning and Zoning Board Chair-
man Tom Turner, City Commissioner Elaine Burkly
took the floor.
Burkly said she had a problem with the variance re-
quest, remarking that the city had just finalized two years


of work on code changes to eliminate variances, "and now
comes a variance for a front-yard pool with setbacks un-
der the new, reduced limit. I'm opposed to it."
Burkly said she felt approval of a front-yard pool
would set a precedent in the city. She said many other
homes on canal streets have no room on the canal side
for pools and she wouldn't like to see the city's streets
lined with pools, fences and enclosures.
The petitioner, Dave Westerman, addressed the
commission stating he had bought the existing home in
February and that the front yard is the only possible
place to put a pool on that property.


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But the other commissioners agreed with Burkly
except for Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe. The request was
denied by a vote of 4-to-1.
A second request for a two-foot side setback variance
at 911 North Shore Drive passed and the meeting contin-
ued but Mary Westerman returned to address the commis-
sion after the other agenda items had been dealt with.
Mary Westerman requested reconsideration by the
commission stating, "I thought Elaine Burkly was ve-
hement about the variance and I perceived a problem
between Burkly and the building department."
Westerman said she believed she was the victim of
a vendetta by Burkly against the building department
and said she was told by city planners there would be
no problem with approval of her request. She said the
request represents a hardship since there is no other
possible location for the pool.
City Attorney Jim Dye was asked for clarification
on the criteria for the variance consideration and he
said, "It follows the same procedure before the com-
mission as planning and zoning. The burden lies with
the applicant to prove they meet the criteria."
Wolfe said, "If they have no other place for a pool
then maybe that's where they'll have to put it," sug-
gesting the Westermans apply again.
Wolfe moved to re-hear the variance for 103 Tern
but confusion disrupted his motion.
After discussion regarding re-opening the variance
request, Dye suggested that the commission would
have to proceed according to Robert's Rules of Order,
the city's adopted manual of parliamentary procedure,
and a commission member from the prevailing side
would have to move to re-hear the issue.
Commissioner Robert McElheny then moved to re-
hear the variance for 103 Tern but confusion erupted
again over a second for his motion.
Lacking a copy of Robert's Rules, Dye suggested
the commission address the issue a future meeting.
Burkly requested a definition for "hardship" before
readdressing the Westerman request.
A special meeting was to be held Wednesday,
April 17, at 3:30 p.m. regarding the variance request
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Longboat Key says goodbye to its "big old bear"
Thursday.
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is
hosting a public reception at 5:30 p.m. April 18 in
Bayfront Park, at the Manatee-Sarasota county line on
the key, for Wayne McCammon, who will retire April
30 after 23 years as the key's chief of police.
His friend and assistant for nearly all those years,
Major Thomas Coons, will take over as chief May 1,
the anniversary of his erstwhile boss's arrival on the
key.
McCammon is not sure yet how he'll handle re-
tirement. "One thing I know," he says. "I'm used to
getting a paycheck every two weeks, now it'll come
once a month. I don't want to end up with more month
than money."
He's spent most of his adult life in uniformed
service, joining the Army in 1947 on his 17th birth-
day. He drew assignment to Korea for two years, then
his second tour there was interrupted by shrapnel.
"I was caught in a tank battle," he recalls. "How
that anti-tank outfit could miss a full-grown tank and
get me is beyond me."
He drew two years in Germany, then, a civilian
after eight years, he spent a couple of years with Bell
Telephone. He first became a policeman in his native
Fairlawn, N.J., where he spent 11 years. Then came
a two-year contract as senior public safety advisor to
South Vietnam. While his wife and children waited
within visiting range in the Philippines, he was a top
U.S. cop in the Mekong Delta.
Back in the U.S. in 1970, he visited a brother and
sister in Sarasota at Christmas and never got away.
He became a deputy to Manatee County Sheriff
Dick Weitzenfeld in 1971 and formed the
department's Crime Prevention Bureau.
In December 1972 he took over as chief of police
of Leavenworth, in "freezing-cold Kansas." Buthe'd
been too long nearer the equator. His old mentor Sher-


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enhance your pre-school age child's development.
Activities as simple as tossing a bean bag or listening
to music will prepare young children for a formal
education.
The Advisory Committee of Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School invites parents, family and friends of chil-
dren ages one through pre-kindergarten to attend an
information seminar Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in
the auditorium.
The seminar will be conducted by Kathy Haig
from ChildFind, a group that works with pre-school
children to prepare them for entering public school.
A question and answer period will be included.
Maria Richards from the School of Construc-
tive Play in Anna Maria City will provide at a later
date a quick developmental screening test for pre-
schoolers whose parents sign up the evening of the
seminar.


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iff Weitzenfeld told him of an opening on Longboat
Key.
"He called me Tuesday afternoon. I called Wayne
Algire (then town manager) Wednesday, flew in Thurs-
day, interviewed Friday morning, got hired Friday af-
ternoon."
He had nine officers then, 27 now. He is proud of
the low crime rate on the key, lowest in the nine-county
area, and credits "our pro-active stance."
"Most police are reactive, there's a crime and then
there's a cop. We keep our officers and cars highly vis-
ible and we encourage civilian help and we prevent
crime.
"You can't measure how much crime hasn't taken
place, only what has. But our methods work really well
for this place."
He considers the low point of his chief career his
department's failure to solve the apparent mob murders
of Pat and Mike Michaelson in 1974.
The high point, he feels, was the quick solution of
the murder of a woman real estate agent in 1986.
Longboat police worked out who had done it, ran him
down in Georgia, joined Atlanta police in the arrest of
David Hartlep, helped convict him and saw him off to
prison. "That was happy times, believe me," says the
chief.
Well over six feet, 250 solid pounds on a heavy
frame, McCammon would be evident in any situation.
But he's become a standout on the key on other
grounds. He's been a member of the chamber of com-
merce for 17 years and a director for seven, a Kiwanian
and a massive friendly presence intersecting every as-
pect of Longboat life.
He's had offers of employment, he acknowledges,
but "I've spent a lot of my life in an office and I don't
want to do that any more.
"I think I'll just do more tennis for awhile, more
boating in spite of what people say about my sailing.
I'll just have to get used to the idea of retirement."
So will Longboat Key.



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"As they grow, children have 'windows of devel-
opment,'" said Jim Kronus, principal of Anna Maria
School. If these 'windows' are taken advantage of,
the skills learned will help a children throughout his or
her formal education."
Studies have shown that learning to catch and toss
a bean bag or rolling a ball back and forth on the floor
develops skills used later in language and art activities
and listening to music at a young age helps to develop
math skills, according to Kronus.
Another topic of the seminar will be the develop-
ment of socialization skills.
"Socialization skills are very important to all chil-
dren entering school and can be learned at an early
age," said Kronus. "If they are not prepared, children
can have a very difficult time understanding that they
are not 'the only flower in the field.'"
Call the school office at 778-1125 for additional
information.


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visit to the kindergarten classrooms, the library and
of course the lunchroom, is in store on Monday,
April 22.
The school's official Kindergarten Round-up is an
opportunity for orientation and a fun visit to the school.
For parents, it's an important day of registration for the
1996-97 school year. Students must be five years old
as of September 1 to register.
Registration is held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with
tours at 9, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Parents are required
to bring a certified copy of the future student's birth
certificate, his or her Social Security card, immuni-
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Fire Chief Andy Price is warning district resi-
dents that the Firefighter's Charitable Foundation
of West Palm Beach is soliciting by telephone. The
phone representatives are stating funds will benefit
local bur victims and firefighters. Price said this
is not true. None of the money solicited by this
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 18, 1996 0 PAGE 11 IJI]


Island cities to participate in

hurricane exercise


The three Island cities will participate in the
county's annual hurricane exercise next week. The sce-
nario is that mock Hurricane Zelda, a category 3 storm,
will hit the Tampa Bay area. The exercise begins on
April 22 at the county's Emergency Operations Center
in the Manatee County administration building.
On April 25, from 9 to 11 a.m., the Island Emer-
gency Operations Center will activate. City represen-


tatives will man phone lines, calling residents regis-
tered with EOC with special needs to make sure they
wish to remain on the list for evacuation aid in the
event of a storm. In addition, all IEOC communica-
tions equipment will be tested.
From May 7-9, the IEOC will participate in a
mock hurricane recovery exercise directed by the
Manatee County EOC.


Bradenton Beach to review city charter
The City of Bradenton Beach will hold char- beginning April 17. The public is invited; how-
ter review sessions at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays ever, any comments must be in written form.


Registration begins for MCC summer terms


Registration for new students, re-admissions, trans-
fers, transients and all other students who have not reg-
istered for Summer 3A and/or 3B classes begins Mon-
day, April 22, at Manatee Community College cam-
puses in Bradenton and Venice.
The registration period ends May 8. Day and evening
classes for Summer 3A begin Monday, May 6, and end
June 17. Registration for Summer 3B resumes on June 3
and continues through June 21. Summer 3B classes begin
Thursday, June 20. The term ends Aug. 1.


Admissions and registration offices are open 8
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. on Friday during the registration periods.
MCC campuses are located at 5840 26th St. W.,
Bradenton, and 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Proof of immunization for measles and rubella is
required for those born after 1956. For more informa-
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Matt G. Asher
Matt G. Asher, 81, of Ripley, Ohio, former resident
of Anna Maria Island, died April 10 in Maysville, Ky.
A self-employed businessman in sales and a World
War I veteran, he was born in Corbin, Ky., Nov. 21,
1914. His parents, George Matt and Pearlee Asher, and
a son, Barry J., preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons, Matt G. Jr. and Fred
M., both of Cincinnati; a daughter, Sally Lee Thomp-
son of Cincinnati; a brother, Mark G. Asher of Reno,
Nev., and several grandchildren and great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were Sunday at Ripley, Ohio, with
interment in the Vine St. Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati.
Memorials may be made to the Meadowview Regional
Hospital at Maysville, Ky. 41056.

Henry M. Kobiela
Henry M. Kobiela, 53, a fisherman out of Cortez,
died March 17 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Kobiela came to Manatee
County from there 18 years ago. He was a retired con-
struction worker.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie; three daugh-
ters, Jacquline Wittenkeler and Patricia Slack, both of
Chicago, and Dianna of Gainesville; a son, Henry M.
of Chicago; a sister, Diane Norkiwicz of Chicago; and
five grandchildren.
Services were held in Chicago. Burial was in Ev-
ergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Ill.

Josephine W. 'Josie'
Ksiazek
Mrs. Josephine W. "Josie" Ksiazek, 90, of
Bradenton died March 31 at Integrated Health Services
of Bradenton.
A homemaker, she was born in Chicago and came
to Bradenton from there in 1987. She was a member of


Annuciata Catholic Church and of Annuciata
Womens Club.
Survivors are two daughters, Theresa Rebecchi of
Las Vegas, Nev., and Phyllis "Sue" Zeleznik of
Bradenton; a son, Adam E. Ksiazek of Holmes Beach;
a sister, Sally Luszczak of Chicago, and a brother,
Steve Flowers of Dyer, Ind.
Funeral services and burial were in Chicago.
Memorials may be made with the Manatee-Sarasota
Alzhelmer's Association, 350 Braden Ave., Sarasota,
Fla., 34243. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.

Isabella M. Mannard
Isabella M. Mannard, 85, formerly of Holmes
Beach died April 9 in Palos Community Hospital Palos
Heights, Ill.
Mrs. Mannard resided in Holmes Beach for over I
25 years. She and her late husband were members of
the Key Royale Country Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Sister Mary
Margaret Mannard O.P., and Patricia Brankin; two
sons, Thomas and Dr. Joseph; and 11 grandchildren.
Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chicago,
Ill. In lieu of flowers, masses are requested.

Margery Richardson
Margery Richardson, 84, of Holmes Beach, died
April 9 at home.
Born in Gowanda, N.Y., Mrs. Richardson came
to Manatee County from Buffalo, N.Y., in 1973. She
was a secretary at Aetna Insurance, Buffalo. She was
a Protestant.
She is survived by her husband, John Joseph; two
daughters, Janet Ellis of Gowanda and Susan Meiers
of Bradenton; and two grandchildren.
No visitation or service were held. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hope Family Services,
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Development threatens pristine land


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Unless an "angel" appears with cash in hand, the
homes of butterfly orchids, gopher tortoises and indigo,
snakes on a tract of land adjacent to DeSoto National
Memorial will soon be replaced by the homes of well-
to-do suburbanites.
"There's a developer waiting to buy the property,
but until he signs the contract, there's an opportunity
to make an offer on it." explained Barbara Goodman,
park superintendent, who hopes to raise enough money
to add the parcel to the park's property. "I'm hoping
something will come out of thin air."
The 11.3 acre parcel was purchased by the Catho-
lic Diocese of Venice in 1958 because of its historical
ties to early Spanish explorers. Last year park officials
were made aware that the church wanted to sell the
majority of the land because of high taxes. It plans to
retain a portion containing a 60-foot-high white, steel
cross honoring early Catholic missionaries.
One of the most pristine spots in the county, the
property contains six habitats a coastal stream, a
sandy beach, a mangrove swamp, mixed wetland hard-
woods, sand pine/xeric oak and temperate hardwoods.
There are also prehistoric Indian mounds and a natu-
ral spring, and the property is home to numerous threat-
ened plant and animal species.
Goodman and others began efforts to purchase the
property. The church agree to take the property off the
market until early April to give them time to explore
grants and state and local funding to meet the $1.5
million purchase price.
Park officials want the land to remain in its natu-
ral state but legislation prevents a direct purchase by
the park service, Goodman explained. The land may be
purchased by the state, county or other agency and
administered by the park, or the park service may re-
ceive funds, such as donations or grants, to purchase
the land.
"We need enough earnest money to buy time,"
Goodman said. "Then we could go down other av-
enues. The grant cycle for the Florida Communities
Trust is still open but it requires a match. The county
commission said it will support the application but will
not provide the matching funds."
Goodman's efforts also attracted the attention of
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Police chief returns from FBI academy


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine was wel-
comed back to the city last week after spending 11
weeks at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
"It was one of the best experiences of my life," he
said. "I wouldn't take anything in the world for it. I'm
glad I got the chance to do it."
Only one half of one percent of the nation's law en-
forcement officers are privileged to attend the academy.
Romine's name was on the academy's waiting list for
more than five years before he received the go-ahead.
"It's an honor to be accepted and have the oppor-
tunity to learn about advanced areas of law enforce-
ment," he said. "It's worth the experience of being able
to learn and network with some of the best people law
enforcement has to offer. Everybody has the same
types of problems and it's refreshing to get so many
good ideas on how to deal with those problems."
Romine's class consisted of 254 law enforcement
officers and about a dozen were women. All are re-
quired to have command level experience. The average
age of students was 41 with 18 years of experience in
the profession.

Three faceted program of study
The program offers three areas of concentration.
Two of those are academics and physical training. The
third is a mental adjustment.
"They take you away from everything secure and
put you in an uncomfortable situation," Romine ex-


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Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine graduated
from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., on
March 22.
plained. "You're in a dorm room with a stranger and
they tell you when to get up, when to eat, when to go
to bed, when to go to class. It gave everyone a real
appreciation for what they had at home."
Students selected classes from six areas of study and
receive credit from the University of Virginia. Romine
took classes in forensic science for police administrators,
mass media and the police; legal issues for police admin-
istrators, interpersonal relations, management planning
and budgets, and micro computers for managers.
The physical training, taken in two-hour blocks
three times a week, was extremely challenging, he said.
"Our average age was 41 and at this point in our
careers, we had not been taking very good care of our
bodies," he explained. "The program is designed to
alter your lifestyle."
As students arrived at the academy, they were
given a series of fitness tests, including a one-and-one-
half-mile run, and grouped into five sections for physi-
cal training. The first hour was spent in the classroom
studying nutrition and stretching. The second hour was



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spent doing calisthenics and running.
"It was the worst winter in years and we had to run
if the temperature was above zero," he noted. "We ran
in the rain and the snow. I have a new appreciation for
cold weather."
The physical challenge began the third week and
consisted of eight different runs that escalated in dif-
ficulty. Participants were grouped according to their
running speed. Another part of the challenge was the
merry-go-round in which participants ran around a
track and stopped at various stations where they per-
formed repetitions of push-ups, pulls-ups, sit-ups and
other exercises.
The final for the physical challenge was called the
yellow brick road a six-and-a-half-mile obstacle
course on the Marine base there. Participants had to run
three and a half miles to get to it. In addition to other
obstacles, there were six rope climbs, each increasing
in difficulty.
"When we completed the course, we got a yellow
brick with the date on it," he said. "It was terrific mo-
rale booster. People stopped to help each other through
it, and it really brought us together. It gave us a sense
of pride and accomplishment, because we knew the
majority of people couldn't do it and we did and lived."
On weekends, students were encouraged to leave
the campus. Groups took trips to Washington, D.C.,and
New York City in addition to flying home occasionally.
"The first two weeks there I was miserable. I flew
home and didn't want to go back. The second time I
went home, I looked forward to coming back. At the
end I didn't want to leave. The friendships I made were
invaluable."
One of the less appealing aspects of the experience
was the cold weather, Romine said. The coldest tem-
perature was 12 degrees below zero and the dorm had
no heat for the first three weeks. Just before graduation
the temperature rose to 45 degrees.
Romine said the experience will be beneficial for
the city because of the resources and contacts he devel-
oped at the academy.
"For a small city, we can never build enough re-
sources. If we want to start a special program, I can call
any of the people I met at the academy for help. It also
gives us a certain amount of credibility, because I can
bring that training back here. The benefit to the city is
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JI[ PAGE 14 I APRIL 18, 1996 m THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Island maestro to

receive

international

recognition
Within a week's time and from two podiums a
thousand miles apart, Island Maestro Alfred Gershfeld
will enhance his international acclaim as a conductor.
Gershfeld will step to the podium to conduct the fi-
nal season performance of the Anna Maria Island Orches-
tra & Chorus this Sunday. He
will change podiums the fol-
lowing weekend to guest con-
duct the Crane Symphony
Orchestra in Potsdam. N. Y.,
a world-recognized event
sponsored by the State Uni-
versity of New York and
composed of 500 choristers
and orchestra members who
will perform the "Berlioz Re-
Gershfeld quiem."
Currently, Gershfeld is
the permanent conductor of the Anna Maria Island Or-
chestra and Chorus and is also a professor at Manatee
Community College. Previously, he has conducted many
Russian orchestras including the Moldavian Philharmonic
Society, the State Orchestra of the U.S.S.R., the Moscow
and Leningrad Philharmonics, and the Moldavian State
Chamber Orchestra. Educated in the Kishinev and Mos-
cow Conservatories, he was also a winner of the Soviet
Union's national violin competition.
Now a permanent resident of Bradenton, he serves
as a member of the Florida West Coast Symphony,
concert master of the Venice Symphony, conductor of
Gloria Musicae and has appeared as guest conductor in


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The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra & Chorus, under the direction of Alfred Gershfeld, will present
its final concert of the 1995-96 season at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For information,
call 778-6517 Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


New York, Texas, and our own Sarasota Opera.
The Anna Maria Island Orchestra & Chorus with
Maestro Alfred Gershfeld as conductor will perform at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Dr.,
Holmes Beach, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. A free-
will offering will be taken.

Churches provide
combined chorus concert
On Sunday, April 21, the combined choirs of two
Bradenton churches together with symphony brass,
percussion and organ will present a concert at 4 p.m.
and 5:45 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 603


11th St. W., Bradenton.
"Gloria" by John Rutter, "Hope of the World" by
Carol Hawkinson, "Entrata Festiva-Flor Peeters," and
several anthems will be sung by the Chancel Choir of
First Methodist joined by the Christ Church Chorale.

Opera, concert at MCC
Manatee Community College music students will
present free opera workshop performances of
"Susannah" by Carlisle Floyd at 8 p.m. on Friday, April
19, and Saturday, April 20, in Room 3802 on the
Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
The concert featuring the MCC Symphonic Wind
Ensemble, Chamber and Concert choirs will follow on
Monday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Neel Auditorium on the
Bradenton Campus.
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Apply for Frank W.
Hutchison scholarship
The deadline to apply for the Frank W.
Hutchison Scholarship Award is Wednesday, May 1.
Applicants must be active members of an Is-
land congregation and request consideration
through their clergy. Application forms obtained
at a church office, must be filled out by the appli-
cant and signed by a clergyman.
If approved by the All Island Denomination
Board/Committee, the scholarship will be
awarded to the applicant with the money to go
directly to the institution.
The completed application should to be re-
turned to All Island Denomination, P. O. Box 305,
Anna Maria, FL 34216.


Women's association to
hold season's final meeting
The Women's Association of the Key Royale Club
will hold its last meeting of the season Monday, April
22, at noon in the clubhouse.
Officers for the 1996-97 season will be installed.

Poetry at gallery
Coffee and poetry among the art will be offered at the
Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping
Center in Holmes Beach, on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m.
Favorite poems and original works will be presented
by local artists and resident poets. An open mike will be
available for aspiring poets who register prior to 7 p.m.
For additional information, call Zoe Von
Averkamp at 778-7216.


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 18, 1996 0 PAGE 15 iS m

More budgeting planned in Anna Maria


Anna Maria City received an offer to sell property
located at 9907 Gulf Drive on the southeast corner of
Gulf Drive at Spring Street from the owners last week.
The letter from Linda Kapisak and Larry Albert of
Gladiolus Street stated they would offer the vacant lot
for $180,000, a price "below market value" with flex-
ible terms to accommodate the city's budget.
City resident Diane Caniff suggested commission-
ers should be looking at the roped-off lot across from
Islanders' Market on Gulf Drive.
Planning and Zoning Chairman Tom Turner said
the city's comprehensive plan describes adequate park-
ing.
Public Works Director Phil Charnack reminded
commissioners that the city will likely need to provide
additional public parking to meet the criteria of the
beach renourishment project.
While commissioners agreed it would be a good
idea to procure more space for the city's future park-
ing needs, it was agreed that they should look at other
available properties before accepting any offers.
Commissioner Robert McElheney said he thought
the commission had overlooked some vacant land in
the vicinity of the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter. "We should look for property with an eye toward
increasing the Center's parking availability," he said.
Turner asked the commission to look toward the
two other Island cities when considering funding for
Center parking. He said use of the Center by residents
of Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and throughout
Manatee County should warrant their sharing in the
expense of any purchase of property.
Commissioner George McKay said he would pre-
fer not to convert residential property surrounding the
Center for parking but, he said, "We have a responsi-


ability to the Center and there's an increased demand
there. The Center property is owned entirely by the
City of Anna Maria and I have no problem with the city
providing additional parking, even if they have to use
a shuttle for larger events."
The money to purchase land, whatever the city's
use may be, is available from the City's share of a one
percent county sales tax, imposed for school funding,
that is being collected over the next five years. The
funding is accumulating but is not yet budgeted.
Former Mayor Dottie McChesney suggested the
Capital Improvement Committee should budget and
look at property.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said the commission will
address budgeting the sales tax funds at the 6-month
budget review.


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Up for bid
You probably couldn't miss the news about this
year's Community Center auction in this issue. It's a
favorite event every year with Islanders myself in-
cluded.
If you don't have your ticket yet, hurry up to the
Center where they're still on sale. To entice you, here's
a hint of what will go on the block ...
Home decor: 6-by-12-foot multi-colored graphic
rug donated by Carpet Network of Bradenton.
Fashion: Embroidered sweatshirt from Beach-
Style Boutique in Anna Maria, custom-designed by
owner Joe Hutchinson.
Jewelry: A hand-beaded "amulet" necklace made
by Islander Ginie Smith.
Art: An indoor sculpture by Judie Bomberger do-
nated by Exit Art of Longboat Key.
Health & Fitness: A three-month fitness member-
ship at Island Fitness Center in Holmes Beach.
Entertainment: A boater's dream including a half-
day boat rental from Captain's Marina, a fishing pole
from Galati Marine, four submarine sandwiches from
the Pine Avenue General Store and prints and process-
ing of one roll of film from Film Works.
Get-a-ways: Among many packages, always a hit
at the auction, a night at Harrington House and dinner
at Beach Bistro.
Animals: A pony party from Shomburg Farms with
a video tape of your child's smiling face provided by
Sunset Productions.
Politics: Bid for mayor for a day in Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach.
There's lots, lots more. Lots of new items never
before offered at the Center auctions.
Yes, there's definitely something for everyone.
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Hancock is from Surrey, England, and while he
praised establishments that fly foreign flags here, wel-
coming visitors, he took difference with the display on
a lighted sign at a local British pub.
"May I come to the defense of a British pub in
Bradenton Beach?" asked V.E. Waldron, now retired
in Holmes Beach.
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Last tango
in Holmes
Beach
Popular Island performers, Connie
and Dave Ferguson, sometimes
known as the Connie and Dave
Show, the Connie and Dave
Orchestra and several other tour
titles, played their last perfor-
mance recently at D. Coy Ducks
Bar and Grille in Holmes Beach.
-Y Dave plans to pursue his doctorate
and Connie ... well, who knows
what she'll do. We have a contin-
gent offans who think she should
record Dave on that synthesizer
thing-a-ma-bob and carry on with
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British Pub & Restaurant by adding a real flagpole -
if he'd only known.
The pub was upset too, but we're certain the noto-
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was the hospitality. We're certain Hancock isn't the
first person to have felt welcomed at the Crown &
Thistle, thanks to the roadside display of the Union
Jack.
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The 50 United States were
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 10, burglary, 400 block of North Bay Bou-
levard. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the storage area under the house and removed
property.

Bradenton Beach
April 1, retail theft of a 12-pack of beer, 100 Gulf
Drive N., Circle K.
April 1, petty theft of a bicycle, 2300 block of
Avenue C.
April 3, theft, Coquina Beach. The complainant
reported upon returning from the beach he found a
person unknown had taken two coolers valued at $45
and a backpack valued at $30 from a picnic table.
April 4, burglary to an automobile, 1801 Gulf
Drive N., Runaway Bay. The complainant reported a
person unknown entered his vehicle and removed sun-
glasses valued at $150.
April 5, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
Second Street North. The complainant reported a per-
son unknown entered the vehicle and removed items
from the passenger compartment The items, except for
a jacket valued at $40, were later found in the dumpster
behind the Bradenton Beach volunteer fire station.
April 6, Marchman Act, 100 block of Bridge
Street. The officer found the subject passed out on a
bench. The subject was unable to tell the officer his
name or address and had to be held up to stand. He was
placed in custody under the Marchman Act.
April 7, lost property a cellular phone, 1801
Gulf Drive N., Runaway Bay.
April 9, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed $550 in cash and
credit cards. Damage to the vehicle's lock was $50.


April 9, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
First Street North. The complainant reported a person
unknown put her vehicle up on blocks and removed the
wheels and tires valued at $2,000, a T-top valued at
$2,000 and a stereo and speakers valued at $100.
April 10, retail theft, 116 Bridge St., Sports
Lounge. The subject entered the business, ordered six
shots of liquor and four pitchers of beer for a total of
$43.50 and left without paying. The subject returned
later and was placed in custody.
April 10, retail theft, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach
House. The subject entered the business and ordered
four drinks and a fish sandwich for a total of $26.49 and
left without paying. The manager was able to identify
the subject who was later placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
April 4, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. An
anonymous complainant reported loud music coming
from the business. The officer advised the bartender to
have it turned down..
April 4, suspicious persons, 3800 block of Fourth
Avenue. The complainant reported she head noise in
her garage and when she turned on the light, she heard
voices say, "Let's get out of here." The subjects were
not found.
April 4, petty larceny of a windsock valued at
$35, 4300 block of Second Avenue.
April 4, burglary of a bicycle valued at $100 from
a garage, 5900 block of Flotilla.
April 4, disturbance, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
Inn. The complainant asked the officer to stand by
while subjects who had engaged in a fight left the busi-
ness.
April 5, petty larceny of a vehicle tag, 300 block
of 61st Street.
April 5, suspicious person, 700 block of Key
Royale Drive. The complainant reported a male subject
in the pool area reportedly watching three young fe-
males. According to the report, the male turned out to
be a female who was there to demonstrate a new type
of soap.
April 5, code violation, 6900 block of Holmes
Boulevard. The complainant reported a five-foot sec-
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April 6, petty larceny of a four-foot gate valued
at $120.
April 5, battery, East Bay Drive and Manatee
Avenue. The complainant reported that while driving
to work a subject driving a vehicle behind him kept
trying to hit his vehicle. When the complainant stopped
for the light at East Bay Drive, he reported the subject
exited the vehicle, hit on his window and threatened
him. The complainant rolled up his window and
sounded his horn to attract attention, and the subject
left.
April 6, retail larceny, 3902 Gulf Drive, West
Coast Surf Shop. The complainant reported the subject
went into the dressing room with two pairs of shorts
and exited with one which he bought. When the sub-
ject attempted to exit the store, he set off the alarm. The
complainant asked the subject to come inside, and she
observed he was wearing the second pair of shorts un-
der his outer shorts. He was placed in custody.
April 6, domestic battery, 100 block of 29th
Street. The victim reported when she and her husband
arrived home from a bar, her husband became enraged,
accused her of trying to pick up men, grabbed her by
the throat, threw her to the floor and began choking her
and hitting her in the face. She said she begged him to
stop and he let her go.
Later in the evening, she said he became angry
again and yelled at her, slapped her in the face, grabbed
her by the throat and covered her nose and mouth so
she couldn't breathe.
She told police he had been abusive to her for two-
and-a-half years and she had hidden a tape recorder in
the couch to record the above incidents as well as a
previous incident. She said he has become increasingly
violent and she is afraid for her life. He was placed in
custody.
April 7, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. An
anonymous complainant reported loud music coming
from the business. The officer noted the band was shut-
ting down for the night.
April 7, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the
business. The officer reported he sat in front of the
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 20
business and could barely hear the bass. He asked the
bartender to turn it down. He noted the air conditioner
compressor at the rear of the business seemed nearly as
loud as the music.
April 7, found property two plastic boat oars,
5804 Marina Drive, American Car Wash.
April 7, traffic, 5200 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported he was driving behind a vehicle
in which the driver kept slamming on his brakes and
trying to get the complainant to hit his vehicle. In or-
der to avoid a collision, the complainant had to run off
the road, damaging his vehicle.
April 8, found property a bicycle, 3805 East
Bay Drive, Sunbow Bay.
April 8, suspicious person, 3900 East Bay Drive,
Island Foods. The complainant reported the subject
came into his place of employment, threatened him and
left. He said he later passed the subject while driving
and the subject made an obscene gesture and spit on his
vehicle.
April 8, assist FHP, Manatee Avenue bridge.
When a dump truck ran out of gas on the bridge, the
officer drove him to the gas station.
April 8, Baker Act, 6000 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported the subject wrote a suicide
note. The officer spoke to the subject, who was very
upset, and transported her to Glen Oaks.
April 9, burglary, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant reported a per-
son unknown entered the lifeguard stand, rummaged
through medical supplies and removed a pair of bin-
oculars valued at $150 and a fanny pack containing
simple medical supplies valued at $35.
April 9, disturbance, 5700 block of Carissa. The
complainant reported a neighbor was selling his house
and he dug up flowers from the yard. She said when she
told the buyers, the neighbor yelled at her and threat-
ened her. The complainant and neighbor/seller had tres-


60 years ... and then some
Elizabeth and James D. Graham 37-year residents of the Anna Maria Gulfront home his parents built in
1940 celebrate 60 years of matrimony on March 26. Mr. Graham also pointed out they'd been together for
nine years prior to their wedding in St. Petersburg in 1936. "Yes, said Mr. Graham, "we've seen a lot of
changes on the Island since we first visited here in 1927." Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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April 10, suspicious persons, 700 block of Mana-
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Our Bay (and its program) is the best


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
We're all becoming more famous, and nobody
seems very happy about it.
Last week the Tampa Tribune's Rick Barry wrote
quite a story about the ReefReacher case and the miss-
ing copies of The Islander Bystander. As you probably
know, the papers showed up in Capt. Roy Salgado's
Chevy Blazer.
But eventually they were returned.
Then the Associated Press, the world's largest wire
service, picked up the story and only God knows where
it was printed over the weekend. All the area daily
newspapers seemed to have it Sunday or Monday.
On Sunday, the "Power Pig" radio station was talk-
ing about it By Monday, all-talk Tampa radio station
WSUN was carrying the story on their noon news.
And then there's the serious fallout.
The U.S. Coast Guard Safety Office in Tampa now
has the entire matter under review. A Coast Guard
spokesman I talked with there says they're still gath-
ering information, and just received the written state-
ments from witnesses last Friday.
Spokesman Steve Lang says there really isn't much
to report yet, but the Coast Guard is looking into pos-
sible action against the captains' license of Roy
Salgado. Note that I said "possible." Nothing has been
decided as yet.
Meanwhile, the State Attorney's office is pon-


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Tuesday April 23 Jim Boast Dodge


during filing charges against Salgado.
We'll keep you updated.

Sarasota Bay program the best?
Mike McGee is no flim-flam man. With the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's Atlanta office, he
deals with environmental catastrophes almost every
day. His job entails some grim work indeed.
But McGee is one of those rare bureaucrats that
doesn't take himself too seriously and he's smart enough
to savor the small victories because he knows you can go
crazy waiting for the big ones. In other words, he seems
to be a decent, squared away human being.
At a very small ceremony on the Sarasota Bayfront
last week I ran into McGee. He was chatting with
Manatee County Commissioner Pat Glass and Sarasota
Mayor Mollie Cardamone.
The event was the dedication of the Bayfront
BayWalk, a waterfront stroll from the downtown Selby
Library about four blocks north to the old Coast Guard
station at 10th Street The city hopes to eventually extend
the walkway throughout most of downtown Sarasota.
McGee was telling the two local leaders that he
believes the Sarasota Bay Program is the finest one in
the nation. With a smile on his face and a twinkle in his
eye, he was standing there in one of those dark
bureaucrat's suits in the hot sun telling these folks what
a great job they'd done to improve the Bay.
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looked a bit skeptical and did her "That's nice, but what
do you really think?" look. McGee politely set her straight
"People," he told her. "People living around
Sarasota Bay take an interest in, and value it, that you
probably believe is common. But it's not."
Not at all, really.
He went on to explain enthusiastic citizen partici-
pation in planning, organizing and following through
has led to the Bay program's success. Oh sure, he had
some nice things to say about the program staff, but
then he emphasized again that only the local people can
make a program like ours work.
Best in the nation, huh? Well, I certainly haven't
seen all the others, or even begin to know how well
they're doing, but I do know the Bay is in better con-
dition now that 10 years ago. A lot better.
Good for all of us.

Change-of-Watch weekend
Now that spring has finally (mostly) arrived, it's
time to think about water sports again. Sailors out there
should know the Sun Coast Yacht Club is having its
"Change of Watch Weekend" May 3-4.
Like all good sailors, these folks will use any ex-
cuse to get out on their boats and have a good time. The
excuse this time is a change of officers of the club.
Sailing out of the Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key,
the group plans the Great Gulf Race on May 3, followed
the next day by the Change of Watch Regatta. A banquet
follows and there will be a presentation of trophies.
So if your trophy supply is running a little low, or
you're just looking for some good sailing, you might
want to consider this event. For more information, give
Don Angell a call at 739-9305.

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It's still a week away, but you might want to put the
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Snook season hits with a vengeance


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Don't forget the Sarasota Boat Show April 27-28
at Ken Thompson Park on City Island in Sarasota. I'll
be there giving a backwater fishing demonstration at
noon and 4 p.m. both days. In the fishing news, snook
action is excellent right now, cobia and kingfish are to
be found in the Gulf, and pier fishers report good
catches of mackerel.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
have been catching mackerel, pompano, a couple of
small snook, some keeper black grouper, redfish and
bluefish.
Gary at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there have been catching Spanish mackerel, a few pom-
pano, a lot of sheepshead, a few trout and some under-
sized snook at night.


Men's softball league
results
On April 2, Shells Restaurant played a
doubleheader on Longboat Key against Patrick's
Restaurant. Shells won 9-7 and then lost to
Patrick's 10-9.
On April 8 in Bradenton, Cafe on the Bay
visited the mainland to play Shells in a double-
header. Shells came out on top in both games 16-
4 and 11-7.
Yea, Shells!


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the April 13 horseshoe games were
John Johnson of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Jack Gardner and
George Landraitis, both of Anna Maria.
; -The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
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vermilion snapper, Key West grunts, black sea bass,
triggerfish and porgies. The nine-hour trips averaged
40 head of mangrove snapper and red grouper.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing great with snook around Palma Sola
Bay and along the mangroves. They've also been get-
ting some good-sized trout by the Anna Maria Bridge.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is at its best
right now, with several keeper snook being caught on
every trip. Bait is still hard to get, but as the weather
clears white bait will get easier to get by the day.
Capt. Mark Bradow said snook and reds were
his best bets last week, although he said he has also


run into a few mackerel.
On my boat Magic we're finding fishing to be ex-
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kingfish, redfish and snook. Linesider action, by the
way, is excellent right now, as Larry and Joey Johnson
of Holmes Beach can attest: they caught their limit of
keeper snook in one trip out with me last week.
Capt. Tom Chaya says he's been catching
snook up to 10 pounds, several smaller ones and red-
fish and trout.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish are
being caught in the Gulf, with cobia being found
near the artificial reef. Backwater anglers are report-
ing good snook catches, and pier fishers are bring-
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Good luck and good fishing.


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Major league Major league stats (league leaders)


Team
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AMFD
Kiwanis
D.Coy Ducks
Jim Boast Dodge


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5-3
5-4
2-5
1-8


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Tip of the Island 6-2
Ciao! 5-2
Islander Bystander 5-4
Bali Hai 4-6
Quality Builders 3-4
Betsy Hills 2-7


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Chris Smith
Jason Loomis
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Jim Sebastiano
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April 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot power boat
aground in Little Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary vessel 26084231 responded to the craft, but no
one was on board. A commercial salvage company
refloated the vessel at high tide.
April 4, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded at Coquina Boat Ramp. The operator was
given a written warning for not having the vessel's
registration on board.
April 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an unmanned 19-foot
power boat going in circles in Terra Ceia Bay. A
Coast Guard boat, Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
25085026 and a commercial salvage company re-
*sponded. The commercial salvage company vessel
responded to the scene first, removed the boat opera-
tor from the water and stopped the runaway vessel.
The salver towed the vessel to a nearby boat ramp.
The boat operator was not injured in the mishap.
April 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot power
boat in Terra Ceia Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
sel 22085006 responded and towed the vessel to the
59th Street Boat Ramp.
April 5, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded at Kingfish Boat Ramp. No safety violations
were found.
April 5, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded at Kingfish Boat Ramp. The boat's opera-
tor was given a written warning for not having a
sound-producing device on board and having an
improperly charged fire extinguisher.
April 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 23-foot power boat dis-


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April 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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The vessel reached port safely.
April 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 21-foot power boat dis-
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26084231 responded and towed the vessel to Cen-
tennial Park.
April 6, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The operator was given a
written warning for having flares with expired dates.
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Cortez received a report of a 17-foot power boat dis-
abled in Gasparilla Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
sel 23089156 responded and towed the vessel to
Eldrich Marina.
April 6, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The boat's operator was
given a written warning for having expired flares.
April 6, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The boat's operator was
given a notice of violation for not having a sound-
producing device or the vessel's registration on
board.
April 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from the motor vessel Quest
that a diver on board had suffered a head injury
seven miles off New Pass. A Coast Guard boat,
Sarasota Police Department Marine Unit, Sarasota
Fire and Rescue and Florida Marine Patrol re-
sponded. The Coast Guard boat escorted Quest to
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 84 headquarters by
Centennial Park, while paramedics boarded Quest en
route. The victim, Win Remley Jr., 39, from
Sarasota, was pronounced dead by the Sarasota
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aground in Anna Maria Sound. A commercial sal-
vage company responded and refloated the vessel.
April 9, Boarding. A 14-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound and found to have no
safety violations.
April 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 21-foot pontoon boat
aground in Anna Maria Sound. A commercial sal-
vage company responded and refloated the vessel,
then towed it home.
April 9, Boarding. A 45-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The boat's master was
given a notice of violation for not having the re-
quired line on the ring life buoy, not having the re-
quired number of visual distress signals and not be-
ing able to locate the boat's waste management plan.
April 10, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 16-foot Hobie Cat cap-
sized in Sarasota Bay. Sarasota Fire and Rescue re-
sponded and took the two people in the water to
shore.
April 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 40-foot power boat on
fire after an explosion at Regatta Point Marina in
Palmetto. The explosion took place shortly after the
boat was refueled and was adrift in the channel. A
Coast Guard boat, Florida Marine Patrol, Manatee
County Sheriff s Department, North River Fire De-
partment, emergency medical services and a com-
mercial salvage company responded to the accident.
Florida Marine Patrol towed the blazing vessel
closer to the dock so firefighters could extinguish the
blaze.
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person on board received second degree burns on his
arms, legs and face. The victim was transported to
Manatee Memorial Hospital. An investigation is
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' memories brought

S'to Island
S Shipmates from the U. S. Coast Guard who


Memories, ahoy
U. S. Coast Guard
members who served on
the U.S.S. Harveson DE
316 during World War II
recently held a reunion in
Holmes Beach. First row,
left to right, are J.
Baynes, B. Czymber, N.
Diddychuk, E. Hollins
and K. Stephan. Back row
are J. Averill, T.
Mulligan, J. Prout, F.
Tagle, D. Hempstead, J.
Conway and G. Spencer.
Islander Photo: Courtesy
of Ed Hollins


manned the U.S.S. Harveson DE 316 and their wives
held an Island reunion on March 20.
The afternoon luncheon was held at Shell Point
Condominiums in Holmes Beach. The gathering was
arranged by Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hollins, residents of
Shell Point.
The U.S.S. Harveson served on convoy duty in the
North Atlantic making 20 crossings. It then proceeded
to Japan via Hawaii with the occupation forces.
Reunions are held yearly in various cities through-
out the country


Celebrate Earth Day on your lawn


This weekend's festivities mark the 25th anniver-
sary of Earth Day a grassroots effort that has in-
volved more than 200 million participants in 141 coun-
tries since 1976. Earth Day was conceived to educate,
lead and inspire every one of us toward positive envi-
ronmental action and change all for Mother Earth.
Of course, there are a multitude of things each one of
us can do to encourage a healthy environment ... from
recycling glass, plastics and paper to conserving energy by
simply turning off lights. But did you know that by main-
taining a healthy lawn, you help yourself and the environ-
ment? This year, celebrate Earth Day on your lawn, know-
ing you are contributing to a healthy environment.
A well-cared-for lawn is not only nice to look at and
enjoyable a healthy lawn also has an important envi-
ronmental role. Like other plants, grass replenishes our
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the lawn return important nutrients to the soil and help
alleviate the landfill crisis our nation faces.
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So, in honor of Earth Day, take care of your lawn
with the environment in mind for your sake and for


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5806 Gulf Drive #204
605 Key Royale Drive
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302 Clark Drive
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Astronomy Day
In celebration of National Astronomy Day
Saturday, April 20, the South Florida Museum,
Bishop Planetarium and the local Deep Sky Ob-
servers club will offer some free events.
Beginning at 10 am. some of the current observ-
ing aids used by amateur astronomers will be dis-
played in the museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
A special star show, "Starlite Nites," will be pre-
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB .... 2/2 ..... GULFFRONT...... CALL DAVE... $249,900
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB ....2/2 ..... GULFFRONT...... CALL DAVE... $189,500
GULF TO BAY MOORING .......2/2 ........ BAYFRONT........... CALL ED... $129,900
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...........2/2 ............ VIEWS... CALL SUZANNE ... $106,000
IMPERIAL HOUSE ................... 2/1 ....... UPGRADED ........... CALL ED..... $99,900
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401 41ST ST.................. 100x100 ......... CALL DAVE................................. $85,000
2001 GULF DRIVE.. GULF VIEW ............. CALL ED ................................ $24,900


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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
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REDUCED!
ANNA MARIA'S best buy! 3BR/2BA canal home in one of
Anna Maria's most desirable locations for $175,000. Need
we say more! Ken Rickett 778-3026.
GULFFRONT AT ITS BEST! Anna Maria Island Club,
most preferred on the Island. 2BR/2BA fully furnished,
total of 1,528 sq. ft. Pool, spa, hot tub, elevators.
$239,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
TWO TO CHOOSE FROM Newly constructed homes
side by side. 3BR/2BA homes, just one block from one of
Anna Maria's finest beaches. Features include vaulted
ceilings, overhead fans, whirlpool tub, large porch, south-
ern exposure, convenient location. Priced from $185,000.
Ken Rickett 778-3026.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Hard to top this 2BR/2BA
waterview home anywhere on the Island. 100 x 100 ft. lot
right on the Intracodstal Waterway. Newly remodeled in
1993. New appliances, elevator, garage and carport, boat
docks and more. Priced to sell at $399,900. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800.
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AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT home in northwest area.
3BR/2B, remodeled kitchen, breakfast room, study, large
living room, family room. Possible guest quarters.
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potential. $66,900. Anne Miller, 792-6475. #67157.


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Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
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with garage is just steps to the beach. Freshly painted,
new carpet, Homeowner's Warranty offered. $156,500.
ATTACHED Island villa steps to beach and bay.
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Elevated, bright, tropical exterior. $149,900 each side.
DIRECT GULFFRONT condominiums in Shell
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views of the Gulf and miles of wide walking beach.
Fabulous investment opportunity! From $104,900.
ISLAND DUPLEX Just reduced to $164,900, this
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and bridge. Priced at $81,900, furnished turnkey.
Please call Carol R. Williams 778-0777, 778-1718
after hours.


THE PERFECT VACATION/INVESTMENT CONDO
just steps to the beach. This spacious 1BR/1BA unit
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Catanese 778-0777, 794-8991 after hours.
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Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.

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ANNA MARIA ... Bayfront 3BR/2BA home with clear
views of Tampa Bay. #DY13518. $329,000.
ANNA MARIA ... canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built home
with boat dock. Many extras. $249,000.
KEY ROYALE ... Bayfront 3BR/3.5BA, fireplaces, heated
pool, 50' dock. #DY68061. $589,000.
SAN JUAN ... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA, room
for addition/pool. #DY67938. $137,500.
MARTINIQUE ... top floor 2BR/2BA w/Gulf & Bay views.
$189,900; 3BR/3BA owner fin. $196,900; direct Gulffront
2BR/2BA. $174,900.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE ... 2BR/2BA with beach access.
#TDY. $125,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

DEBORAH THRASHER
Interested in selling, listing
or renting your property?
Call a professional today!
(941)778-2055
Al B (941)778-3395 after hours

IMPERIAL HOUSE
,Bayfront 2BR/1BA in friendly
Gulf to Bay community. Heated,
pool, clubhouse, private fishing
dock and Gulf access. Turnkey
furnished. #CH66847. $79,900
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR*/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist

JUST REDUCED Make an offer on this nice lakefront
2BR/2BA home w/garage located in nice W. Brad. com-
munity. Close to beaches. Tile and Berber carpet, extra
large storage shed/work shop area. Motivated owner.
#68827. $78,500. Call Carol S. Heinze, 778-7246.
ANNA MARIA ... 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling in living room,
breakfast bar and dining area. Large open deck across the
back with a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. #67898. Price
reduced to $365,000. Call Carol S. Heinze, 778-7246.
JUST LISTED Bayfront 3BR/2BA home in serene hide-
away overlooking nature's best with plenty of trees. Nice
open floor plan with large kitchen/breakfast room. #13671.
$209,000. Call T. Dolly Young, eves. 778-5427.


Karin Stephan
REALTOR" E
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766


Pager:
215-5556
Fax: 941- 778-3035
ISLAND PARADISE ... luxury 2/3 BR condos on the
beach with panoramic views. #KS12280 $289,000.
MILLION DOLLAR NEIGHBORHOOD... open floor plan
w/Bay views, pool w/spa. #KS66278. $895,000.
KEY ROYALE ... 3BR/3BA w/fireplace, fruit trees, pool
& boat dock/davits. #KS63811. $445,000.
PALMA SOLA ... 3BR/2BA home, lushly landscaped &
beautiful pool. #KS11761. $149,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE ... 2BR/2BA turnkey, fabulous
views, steps to the beach. #KS68414 $179,900.
LOT ... 50 x 100 Island Bayview lot available. Build
your own home. #KS11510. $80,000.
LOT... with quality Key West style home to be con-
structed. 3BR/2BA. #KS12245. $279,000.
KEY ROYALE ... 2BR/2BA home, pool and docking.
Turnkey furnished (including Cadillac). $259,000.


MICHAEL ADVOCATE
REALTOR/GRI
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais
(un petit peu)
After hours:
(941) 778-0608


IMPRESSIVE 3BR/2BA deep water canalfront
home. 2,283 sf of living area. Views of Tampa Bay
from large gourmet kitchen. 6+ car enclosed garage
under house. Alaskan rock fireplace in spacious,
bright living room overlooking canal. Just repainted.
Move-in condition. #MA65826. $325,000.


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FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE for waterfront prop-
erty in this area. Peautiful 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
(941) 778-2121 or evenings (941) 922-5638.


Island real estate sales
105 75th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 990
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1950 on a 70x80
lot, was sold 3/6/96, Cutting to Denues, for $190,000;
list $225-210,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 108 Runaway Bay,
ground level lbed/lbath 835 sfla condo built in 1978, sold
3/4/96, Agresto to Hemmelgarn, for $83,000; list unknown.
3013 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, Island Beach Club
#1, a Gulffront 1,000 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in
1974, was sold 3/4/96, Island Beach Club Partnership to
Bray, for $120,000; list $124,500.
3703 5th Ave., Holmes Beach, 3 Seacrest II, elevated
2bed/2bath condo built in 1985, was sold 3/5/96, Singerle
to Sajkovic & Schmitzerle, for $122,500; list unknown.
* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker,
778-1222, exclusivelyfor The Islander Bystander. 1996


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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL (941) 778-2291

OPEN HOUSE
SUN APRIL 21
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525 Loquat Drive
Wonderful! 5BR/4BA waterfront family pool home!
Includes exquisite pine floors, vaulted ceilings w/
fans, fireplace, skylights, and dazzling bayviews.
Truly one of a kind! $429,900. Call 778-2291 Now!


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DINING TABLE almond, oval w/leaf, 6 chairs. Excel-
lent condition. $125 firm. 778-0526.

FURNITURE BRAND NEW living room, dining
room, kitchen as well as 1 bedroom. $1,800 for ev-
erything. 778-7221.

SOLO LOTUS CANOE, weight 28 Ibs. Original
cost $600, now half price $300. Large wicker dog
bed $20. 778-2268.

ALUMINUM TRUCK CAP. Commercial style, fits
Ford Ranger short bed or similar. Three full windows,
all locking. Off white. $175. Call 792-2951.

FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $100. Bang &
Olufsen stereo, Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, tum-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.

You get all the best news in The Islander Bystander.


ESTATE SALE Sat., Apr. 20, 9 2 only. 5800 Flo-
tilla, Holmes Beach, FL.

RUMMAGE SALE Sun., Apr. 21, sunrise til noon. Old
records and music equipment, fishing stuff, etc. 2809
Ave. E, Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE Thu., Apr. 18, 9 2. Roseville an-
tique barber chair, cedar chest, oak 1900 desk,
canes, crock, jug, postcards, advertising items, field
drum, antique child's cart, old trunks, Victorian 3/4
bed, tintypes, tools, small motors, driftwood lamp,
mahogany chest, frames, 2 oak plant stands, metal
desk, books, pineapple post bed w/matching chest
and dresser, 1930s radio, cabinet & easel, and lots
more. 240 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria. Sale by Julie
McClure, 747-3101.
MOVING SALE One day only. Sat., Apr. 20, 9 5.
Entire contents including washer & dryer. Everything
must go. Unit 92, West Bay Point & Moorings.


LOW COST HEALTH insurance. Save up to 30%
through membership in the ASBA. Call Arnold
Rumph 794-0567 or 746-1566.

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!
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander By-
stander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information. 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
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 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.

REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.


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

"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.


4X4 SCOUT GREAT boat tow car. Runs great.
$3,400. (813) 962-0817, ask for Stuart.

1992 OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme, convertible.
10,000 miles, single owner. $16,000 firm. Call 779-2129.

1987 TOYOTA CELICA GT. Sharp, new tires and
exhaust, engine tuned, great gas mileage. No rust,
sunroof, average mileage. $2,900. Call 778-5591.

88 HONDA PRELUDE SI, excellent condition
throughout. $6,900. 778-0510.

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.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


18' SAILBOAT "CROWN" with 9.9 hp motor, bimini,
cushions, 5 life jackets, misc.. & 2 anchors. $950.
778-2896.

18' FIBERGLASS DECK boat. 1989 Hurricane
model, low hours, 80 hp Mercury engine. $8,200.
383-1648.

19' GRADY WHITE 130 Yamaha, Loran, VHF,
depth, trailer. Sacrifice, must sell. Great condition.
778-6398.

CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.


TOP PAY! Saut6, broilers, servers, host/hostess,
bussers. Buccaneer Inn Restaurant 383-5565.

CIRCLE K NOW accepting applications for cashiers,
full or part time. Apply in person. Bradenton Beach or
Holmes Beach.


TEENAGER WANTED. Mature for yard work and
misc. in Anna Maria. Call 778-2896.

FAST GROWING COMPANY looking for a full-time
office person. Must be computer literate, highly orga-
nized and possess a pleasant telephone & people
personality. This individual must also be capable of
working in an exciting & busy environment! Benefits.
Call Air & Energy at 778-0773.

#1 ISLAND RESORT needs front desk & housekeep-
ers ft/pt. Great hours, benefits. Paid vacation for ft/
pt, health ins. for ft. Weekends required. Apply at
Resort 66, 6600 Gulf Dr. or Via Roma, 2408 Gulf Dr.

MOTHERS -HELPER 19-year-old female, early
childhood major, seeking work for May, June, 1/2
of July. I have a car and references. Please phone
at (606) 846-5403.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Chamber of Commerce.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce seeking
person with dynamic leadership, communication & or-
ganizational skills. Position offers a salary range of
$18,000- $22,000. Please send resume or application
by April 30, 1996 to: Chairperson Search Committee,
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 501 Mana-
tee Ave. Suite D, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

FILE CLERK 5 to 8 hours per week. Hours flexible.
Will consider high school senior for after school. Call
778-2253.

HOUSEKEEPER FOR BEACHFRONT motel. Part
time, some weekends, good starting pay. Apply 10 am
to 2 pm at Sand & Sea Motel, 2412 Gulf Dr. 778-2231.

WANTED: Lady to help elderly lady from 8 am to
8 pm, Sat., Sun. & Mon. Needs assistance in
dressing and bathing. Valid license to drive neces-
sary, fix simple meals & light housekeeping. 778-
1370, leave message.
HOUSEKEEPER RELIABLE non smoker for
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast. 778-6335.
NEED SOMEONE TO stay nights with invalid (185 lb.
male), midnight to 8 am. Phone 778-2167..
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.


EXPERIENCED, GOOD REFERENCES. Will sit
with sick or elderly. Day, evening or weekends.
Call 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


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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!


BEST BUY!!!
This 1BR/1 BA duplex in North Holmes Beach is now
reduced to $119,900. Great area! Could be converted
to a single family home. Unlimited potential here. This
is the "best deal on the Island". Call Pat Jackson at
778-3301 or Ken Jackson at 778-6986.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gl Div POBan717.Ann Mia. FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


W '. -.
NEW GULFFRONT LISTING!
Beautiful 3BR/3BA home COMPLETELY RENOVATED in
1983. 1st floor with guest bedrooms, living area and
equipped kitchen & spacious master suite on 2nd floor with
wet bar and wonderful deck overlooking beautiful Gulf
beach. Two fireplaces, security system, adjacent "guest
house" a few of the extras. Call today for details.



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*We ARE In Island.
0805 GOS Drwe* PO Box 835 Annt Mrm. Floid 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.


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MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

ATTENTION SENIORS. Will run errands. Personalized
transportation services for your appointments, shop-
ping, airports. Courteous and efficient. Call 794-3047.
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Licensed,
bonded, reliable and experienced professional clean-
ing. Excellent references. Call for estimate or ap-
pointment. 778-1945.

'THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
17 YEAR OLD. Fun, energetic, loves children. Own
transportation. $4.50 hr. 778-8608.
BABYSITTING EXPERIENCED teen available
weekends and evenings. References available. Call
Sarah at 778-6779.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk ... whatever your
hauling needs. Call Eddie O. 792-1693.
ITS TIME FOR SPRING cleaning! Call Rick at Dol-
phin Cleaning and Maintenance 778-2864. Refer-
ences on and off the Island. We do windows!

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.
EXPERT CLEANING Personalized service, refer-
ences. Island resident. Leigh 778-1960. Gift Certifi-
cates available.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. Call or leave
message. 778-3219.
ISLAND AUTO/TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free es-
timates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.


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


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

Debbie Dial REMIK Gulfstream
Leasing Manager d 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
(- HOLMES BEACH, FL.


JUIIE McCLURE

S Estate And
Household








Consultations

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


PRO CLEAN professional carpet & furniture clean-
ing. Spring special Living room $29.95. Quick-dry
system. Satisfaction guaranteed. 779-1422

CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.


ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32 years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. All work guaran-
teed. 778-6630.


VAN-GO PAINTING ResidentiaVCommercial, 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
778-5354 or pager 506-6186.

JASON'S APPLIANCE SERVICE Same day ser-
vice washers, dryers, dishwashers, disposals,
stoves, refrigerators, freezers, push mowers,
string trimmers, blowers and garage door opener
installations. (941) 215-2696.

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

MARBLE AND TERRAZZO restoration. Grinding, pol-
ishing, floor leveling, stain removal, regrouting and glaz-
ing. Call Prime Grind of West Florida, 365-8309.
Mastercard and Visa accepted.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

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


2501 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach FL 34217
778-3377
BAY PALMS CANAL HOME
3BR/2BA with caged pool, maintenance
free yard and satellite dish. Estate sale.
Reduced to $209,900.

WESTBAY COVE CONDO
Rare ground floor corner unit directly on
the Bay. 2BR/2BA with many upgrades.

Call 778-3377
After hours Sharon Annis 778-3730


INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building contractor, new
homes, alterations, additions. Free estimates, design
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/1 BA, 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. Available
April 6 June 1. 778-2832.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Apr., May 1996. Mar.,
Apr., May 1997. Available $900 wk. (813) 949-3713.

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,
eves. 778-7976.

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.

GULFFRONT HOME 2BR/3BA, furnished. 101 67th
St., Holmes Beach. Annual, monthly or seasonal.
778-2206 or 794-8202.

SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly ac-
commodations. Fully furnished, walk to beach, post
office, restaurants. Magnolia apartments. 778-2627.
Visit our gift shop.






419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX(941) 778-2294
Two Beautiful Bayou Condominiums


Unit 5D
This perfectly lovely 2BR/1 BA direct waterfront, elevated
apartment is a decorator's dream! Offers plush, new
white wall to wall carpeting, glazed Mexican style pastel
flooring in kitchen, dining and bathrooms, dishwasher,
washer, dryer, boat dock, and dazzling views of sparkling
Lake La Vista! Priced at $108,900.
Unit 1B
This charming 2BR/1BA ground level unit has tranquil
park and water views. Amenities include beautiful pas-
tel ceramic tiled floors plus newer carpeting, washer,
dryer, boat dock and One Year Homeowner's War-
ranty! Priced at $105,000.

"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"


Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Guliford...778-2158 MonIca Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy Lawn Mowing *Trimming Edging
LaWn Hauling *By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
-t 8 &AND SATISFACTION

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


INTERIOR / EXTERIOR PAINTING
Free Estimates
25 Years Experience
30 Years Island Resident
Call Jim Bickal 778-1730

Protect your dog -
The only guaranteed way and have peace of mind.
Call INVISIBLE FENCE for an on-site appraisal. g
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State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
n MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558


REMODELING


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* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS
* nDEK.S & MORF


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CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


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upstairs furnished. Extras. Available May 1. $775
mo. plus electric. 798-9099.
GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top
floor master suite, decks, patio, tropical gardens.
Available Apr. 18, 1996 on. Winter '97. $3,000 mo:,
$1,200 wk. 778-0990.
SEASON/OFF SEASON Gulfview. 2BR & 3BR cot-
tages on small dead end street along Gulf. $600 mo.
to mo. or lease (conditions) or season. 778-0478.
DUPLEX 2R/2BA plus office/bedroom, completely
renovated. On canal with boat dock, carport and
laundry. Living room with fireplace, large lanai. Must
see! 383-2283.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. Nice 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. Close to beach and shopping. $650 mo. 1st,
last, security, no pets. 778-0217.
STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. $460 mo,
includes cable.. 778-0212.

ANNUAL AND 6 MONTH furnished rentals avail-
able. Prices range from $575 to $1,500 per mo. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate at (941) 778-1450 for fur-
ther information.

BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT HOUSE. 2BR/2BA, turn-
key, w/d, dishwasher. Weekly $500 or mo. $1,800.
778-9639.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX Turnkey, 1BR/1 BA, 1 block
to beach and 2 blocks to No. end fishing pier, yard.
Seasonal or annual. No smokers. Available Apr. 1.
778-6615.

ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY VIEWS. Annual 1BR fur-
nished. Patio, pool, w/d. Available Apr. 9, $650 mo.
211 So. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.

2BR/1BA FURNISHED DUPLEX. Quiet Anna Maria.
One block to Gulf beach. Off season rates. 779-2607.
DUPLEX BRADENTON BEACH. 2BR/2BA, el-
evated, Gulfview, balcony, furnished or unfurnished.
Monthly or annual. Pet may be OK. Lots of storage
space. $800to $1,100 mo.. 2105 Ave. B. 778-1915.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, ground floor duplex.
North end of Anna Maria. $600 mo. Call Wagner
Realty rental dept. 778-2246.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BRs & 3BRs. Call Carla Price,
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, white tile floors, close
to beach. $650 mo. and security. 778-4126.
BRIGHT, OPEN 2BR/2BA furnished duplex, 2
blocks from beach. $700 mo. + utilities. Available
May 1. 778-0510.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA condo, 2
blocks from beach. $800 mo. + electric. Available
May 1. 778-0510.

ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT summer rental avail-
able. 1 & 2BR, heated pool, private courtyard over-
looking City Pier and Skyway Bridge. Phone avail-
able. $250 wk. and up. 201 S. Bay Blvd. 778-9188.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartment. Lovely 2BR
plus porch. No pets. Wk., mo., season. 778-3143.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT condo. 2BR/2BA,
fully furnished. $800 mo. plus utilities. Monthly or
short term lease. 794-5891 or 761-0777.

FURNISHED BEACH DUPLEX, lovely furnishings.
1 or 2 bedrooms available thru 12/96. Hot tub, lanai,
large yard. $575/700 mo. 778-3892.
ANNUAL: IDEAL FOR single or couple. Furnished
house in Cortez. 2BR/1BA, keep water and lights in
my name you pay. $500 mo. 794-2556.


STEPS TO BEACH Large 2BR/1 BA old Florida style
beach house. White ceramic tile floors, carport, cen-
tral H/A, laundry. $600 mo. annual. 778-9396.

2BR OCEAN COTTAGE. Vacation/97 season, wk/
mo. Turnkey. Enjoy Gulf beach right outside your
door. $2,300 mo. (800) 977-0803 or 778-8221.

SEASONAL RENTAL. Attractive Holmes Beach
rental. Gulfview. Available through Dec. Weekly/
monthly. Reasonable. 778-4368 or 727-8303.
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT. 3BR/2BA, CH/A,
w/d hookup, large fenced yard. Near beach, some
pets OK. References, deposit required. $825 mo.
778-7431.

FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share spacious
Island duplex. $100 wk. plus deposit includes utilities.
Child, small pet, smoker OK. 778-2234.
SMALL SHOP in best Anna Maria location available
in March. Call T. H. Cole (941) 779-1213.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE. Manatee Ave. W. Good
visibility and parking. Reasonable rates. 383-4443.
COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent on Anna Maria Is-
land. Approximately 1,340 sq. ft. Excellent location,
great visibility. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0777.


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WATCH THE BOATS from your Bayview, screened
lanai, 2BR/2BA, fumished condo. Pool, covered park-
ing. $107,900. Owner 723-6802. Open Sun., 1 4.

WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY. Deep water ca-
nal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, liv-
ing room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.

LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $153,900. 778-7127.

RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA CONDO, Bayview, 1st
floor, $127,500 unfurnished.. New Concept Proper-
ties, Ron Wagner. 792-9314, eves. 792-5070.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Newly renovated
condo ground floor, end unit with southern exposure.
$139,000. Owner 778-8482.or Toronto (416) 922-0119.

ANNA MARIA CITY canalfront home in quiet, resi-
dential area. 3BR/1.5BA, needs some work.
$149,000. Neal & Neal Realtors, Helen White 778-
2261, eves. 778-6956.

LOVELY BAYFRONT 2nd floor, 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Pool, spa, boat dock, private Gulf beach, secured
entryway, live-in manager. $146,500. Call Gulf-Bay
Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. at 778-7244 anytime.

BEAUTIFUL 2,600 SQ. FT. home on canal with
Intracoastal view. Oversized lot. Call 778-2766 for
details.


PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA villa. Owner will lease
back for $900 mo. for 10 months. $129,900. 795-
0893, leave message.

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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. Three
2BR units, one 1BR unit, turnkey furnished apart-
ments with large patios and lovely large garden with
pool. Illness forces sale. $450,000. By owner.
Pierside apartments, 211 So. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.


DUPLEX LOT OCEAN View125 ft. to high tide plus
small deeded lot on the sand. Buildable 1 -story 1,500
sq. ft. or 2-story 1,800 sq. ft. house.. $175,000. 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.


WESTBAY COVE NEW listing. Bayview (50' to wa-
ter) end unit, ground floor. 5.05% assumable loan.
2BR/2BA, all upgrades new carpet, blinds and
paint. $163,000. (800) 977-0803 or 778-4523.
ISLAND'S BEST BUY. Canal, dock, davits, caged
solar pool, 3BR/2BA, family room, lanai, sprinklers,
wheelchair accessible. $225,000. 778-9578.
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.
WANTED SMALL home/duplex within 1 to 2 blocks
of the beach. Quiet street, Holmes Beach or Anna
Maria only. Call NY (516) 589-3943, leave message.

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dians, pregnant women and people securing custody
of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowing
accept any advertising for real estate which is in viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina-
tion call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hear-
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condo. Turnkey furnished, new carpet, walk-in
closet. Heated pool, clubhouse, tennis, deeded
beach access, on-site management office. $110,000.
Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244 anytime.


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CENTENNIALS

BY HENRY HOOK / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
1 Pronto
4 Letterman's turf
7 Pretty, in
ancient Rome
12 Summerhouse
18 Perfume label
word
19 Clinton Cabinet
member
21 Wanted poster
datum
22 Rant about
23 Sch.grp.
24 Headline of
January 1896
27 Chair style
29 Excite, in slang
30 Some people
Stake a shine to it
31 "Peter Pan" dog
32 Be of importance
old-style
34 Public relations
concern
37 Yawner's feeling
39 Quaff introduced
in 1896
42 Cordage grass
46 Pouch
47 "Yippee!"
48 They're helpless
50 Corn byproduct
51 Hardly
gregarious
52 Office holder?
55 Neighbor of B.C.


56 The- Reader 109 Shouted
(1990's 110 Through
magazine) 111 Patches things
57 Richie's dad, to up?
Fonzie 114 Antlered beasts
58 1896 dramatic
work 116 Individual
62 Marquand 118 Green-skinned
sleuth pear
64 Cheek-related 121 It was the talk of
66 Longtime Philly Chicago, July
conductor 1896
67 Architect I. M. 126 Stomach muscles
68 "Not that again!" 127 Yearbook
70 Wearer of pointy 128 Bye at the
footgear French Open?
71 Unisex garb 129 Nonpayment
75 Gunk result
76 Washington 130 Boulogne
Monument, e.g. business abbr.
80 Soap Box Derby 131 Give the same
site old story
81 1951Lanzarole 132 Goalie's stats
84 Her advice 133 Aachen article
column debuted 134 Chess pcs.
in 1896
87 Oklahoma city DOWN
88 Book after Joel 1 Invigorates, with
89 Bed size "up"
91 Dutch treat 2 Appointment
92 Jam ingredient? 3 First Ford auto,
93 Book course completed in 1896
94 Yellow Sea port 4 Brittle
98 Skedaddled 5 Put on the line
100 "The Birth of a 6 Catch
Nation" grp. 7 Tropical trees
101 Product of the 8 Ivy Leaguer
rumor mill 9 Kind of algebra:
103 1896 event, Abbr.
absent since 10 Colleen
A.D. 394 11 Soap title start
107 "All -- Is the 12 Tradables
Girl" ("Gypsy" introduced in
song) 1896


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13 Sports org.
14 Youth-and-old-
age, e.g.
15 Literary
pseudonym
16 Kind of
companion
17 Choreographer
White
20 Start of the
"flying down"
song
25 Doorframe part
26 Square
28 N.R.C.
forerunner
33 He played TV's
Mike Hammer
35 Prizm, e.g.
36 Wet wiggler
38 Boom times
39 "Oklahoma!"
star
40 "The Bronx Zoo"
author
41 Explorer
Amundsen
43 Old Sunday
paper section
44 Salon
application
45 Remedy for dry
toast
S46 Super Bowl XXI
M.V.P.
49 In abadway
53 Equi-
54 In accordance
with
56 Inuit craft
58 Small combos
59 Muslim bigwig
60 Noted name in
wine
61 Out of shape
63 Stop worrying
65 Black--


69 & 72 Snacks
introduced in
1896
73 Brownies
74 Lewis Carroll's
Boojum
76 Valhalla V.I.P.
77 Beat it
78 Yon maiden
79 Marlowe
contemporary


81 Little lower
82 "What -- mind
reader?"
83 Campus mil. grp.
85 Jeanne--
86 Erstwhile larva
90 Nowhere near
94 Shipping unit
95 Mom's specialty
96 Scottish river


97 Casus--(legal 112 Piscivorous flyer
situation) 113 Practice
99 Hogan dwellers 115 Pop
102 Something to 117 Satellite
sneeze at broadcast
104 Incubator noise 119 Last writes?
105 Sluggard 120 Versatility list
106 Chaps 122 Erie Canal mule
108 "The Dancing 123 Actress Ullmann
Class" artist 124 Inferior mark
111 Rumble reminder 125 Number-cruncher -


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bull pool home on deep water canal Spa-
cious 3BR den 2 5BA. high vaulted ceil-
ings Elegant indoor & outdoor living Call
Mary Ann Schmidl 778-2261 or 778-4931


NICE TRIPLEX $189,000 In the center of
Holmes Beach Live in one unit and rent the
olher two Call Evelyn Mitchell 778-2261 eves
778-1952.







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Chard moved to Florida from Connecticut
and has been an Island resident for 10
years. He has a B.S. in Marketing, from
Florida State University. Chard specializes
in low down and no down first time home
buying. Call Chard today for you piece of
the American Dream. 778-6743.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND $199,000 3BR/
2BA waterfront home in Anna Maria City on
cul-de-sac in nice residential area. Boat dock
and waterfront deck, lush water view Call
Helen While 778-2261 or 778-6956


CULFVIEW FOR ONLY $83,000 View of
Gull from every window This newly painted
1BR/1BA until has carport new A/C & refrig-
erator Glassed lanai Call Bill Bomrnan 778-
2261 ejes 778.46,19



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KEY WEST STYLE TOWNHOME $155,500
Private cul-de-sac near Holmes Beach sandy
walking beach 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage Low
maintenance fee Wrap around upper balcony
Tropical foliage & lawn Call Rose Schnoerr
778-2261










BOATERS TAKE NOTE $65,900 2BRI
1 5BA lownhouse with available boat dock
Overlooks large pool & courtyard EAcellent lo-
calion great rental or vacation horne Call
Chard Winhelm '78-2261 or 778-6743


2/2 964 Sandpiper Circle .............. $88.900

2/2 1224 Spoonbill Landings Cir.. $119,500

2/2 1105 Edgewater Circle........... $123.000
3/2 859 Audubon Drive ............... $128,000

2/2 1288 Spoonbill Landings Cir $135,500

3/2 1020 Ibis Court ..... . $139900

2/2 508 Woodstork Circle ............. $147,500
3/2 1281 Edgewater Circle........... $189,900

3/2 1395 Perico Pointe Circle....... $217,000


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
$150,000 Rare three bedrooms with many
upgrades Anna Maria s finest complex Heated
pools, tennis & boaling Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones 778-2261 or 778-6791


ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT $149,000
2BR/ 1 5BA canallront home in Anna Maria City
Needs TLC Wide canal seawall area of nice
homeS Room Io expand Great txer-upper Call
Helen While 778-2261 or "78-69.6


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