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EGABRIDGE!


By Paul Roat
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Secretary Virginia.Wetherall ordered late Tuesday that
no dredge and fill permit be issued for the construction
of a replacement high, fixed-span bridge at Manatee
Avenue linking Holmes Beach to the mainland.
Her ruling kills the Florida Department of Trans-
portation plan to build a 65-foot-high, fixed-span
bridge to the Island.


DOT planning

inadequate, too

See page 12

Save Anna Maria attorney David Levin, who had
led the charge against the bridge for the Island, told The


Islander Bystander that Wetherall's final ruling found
the DOT had correctly handled mitigation of seagrasses
and mangroves, but was woefully lacking adequate
water quality data to permit the structure.
Florida Department of Administrative Hearings
officer Robert Meale had blasted DOT in his recom-
mended orders, issued Feb. 19, stating that 2.5 acres of
seagrasses would be permanently destroyed and endan-
gered manatees would be threatened.


GTE tower


plan quashed


in Holmes


Beach
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Council last weekheeded
residents' concerns and nixed a 161-foot cellular phone
tower proposed by GTE.
The company hoped to build the tower at the Holmes
Beach Marina at 52nd Street and Gulf Drive following a
year of negotiation with the marina's owner.


'I don't agree that
cellular phones are
necessary to this
community. Cellular
phones today are also
used by sophisticated
criminals, drug
dealers and the like.'
Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob VanWagoner


Council directed the
company to explore
other sites in the city
and directed its attorney
to research the possibil-
ity of placing the tower
on city property.
Building Official Joe
Duennes presented his
findings to council not-
ing, "What I find is that
everything complies
with respect to setbacks,
building height and the


C3 zoning, but there are some policy questions that are
debatable. These include compatibility with the adja-
cent residential neighborhood, required buffering, pos-
sible detriment to the safety of the neighborhood,
whether it will reduce the property values of the neigh-
borhood and whether it's consistent with the character
of the community."
City attorney Steve Dye said a broadcast tower
requires a special exception permit and a site plan re-
view. He asked council to consider the criteria for spe-
cial exception uses in the land development code.
"It causes a dilemma because it can meet the cri-
teria of the zoning district it's in but because of it's
uniqueness, it's creating a problem for an adjacent dis-
trict," he explained.

The proposal
The tower will have a 150-foot-high antenna support
structure topped by a 11-foot antenna, Bob Kersteen,
manager of site acquisition for GTE, said. It will be five
feet wide at the base and 18 inches wide at the top.
"These sites are selected in a pre-determined grid
pattern," he explained. "We don't have a good signal
in the beach area here. Cellular has some peculiarities.
If you can't see your subscribers, you can't serve them.
It's line of sight. The antenna height is also a key in-
gredient for the engineering of the system, because you
have to get above the foliage."
Kersteen said due to those peculiarities, none of the


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company's towers on the mainland will serve the Is-
land. Because of this, Islanders frequently lose their
service while conversing on cellular phones.
"The site at the marina is ideally suited because of
the existing high buildings on site, and the land adja-
cent to the marina is zoned commercial except to the
north," he pointed out. "On the Island it's difficult to
find a site that is commercially zoned on all four sides."
Other benefits of having good cellular service include
communication during hurricanes and enhanced service
for public safety officials, Kersteen said. It would also give
emergency medical personnel in the field the ability to
transmit EKGs to doctors in hospitals.
Kersteen also touched on the issue of EMF or elec-
tromagnetic force, which some people maintain in-
creases the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
"This is an extremely low power level analogous
to a moonlight during a bright night of full moon," he
said. "When you go out in the sun, it's several hundred
thousand times more radiation."
Kersteen addressed safety issues by noting the
structure won't fall like a tree and the company has
never had a structure failure even during hurricanes
Hugo or Andrew. Towers are constructed to standards
far above those governing residential and commercial
buildings and are anchored by shafts sunk to a depth of
35 to 40 feet.
PLEASE SEE TOWER, NEXT PAGE


Grandma's
catch of
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West Condominiums,
Holmes Beach, captured
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lighter-weight uniform at
Grandma's to the full
gear required up north.
Islander Photo: Courtesy
Mary Shaull.













Battle of the

mayors Thursday
A public face-off is expected Thursday in
Bradenton Beach when former Mayor Katie Pierola
addresses current Mayor Leroy Arnold during the regu-
lar council meeting.
Pierola declined to say exactly what she will ask
Arnold at the May 16 meeting, but her questions prob-
ably will deal with Arnold's leadership abilities, health
and interaction with city employees.
Thursday's council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in
Bradenton Beach City Hall.


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Those Were the Days .................................. 7
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Crossword Puzzle ..................................... .. 18


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


MAY 16, 1996


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Neighbors oppose tower
Hugh Holmes Sr., whose property is about 30 feet
from the proposed site, said he is concerned the tower
might fall, that salt water deterioration could weaken
the structure, children might attempt to climb it and
birds roosting on it would create a health hazard. He
suggested the tower be constructed on Perico Island
near other commercial activity.
John Rigney said the tower would take two of the
marina's 44 parking spaces which are now utilized to
store boats rather than as parking spaces, creating a
further deficit in parking there.
"When the council gave owners the special excep-
tion (to build the marina), they said our property value
would not decrease," Rigney said. "We put our house
up for sale twice and both times we couldn't sell it. The
realtor said it was overpriced because of the marina."
Rigney, who works with the Longboat Key Fire and
Rescue Department, also noted that EKGs are rarely sent
over the phone lines but are usually read on site.
"I have the same concerns as the others," Mary
Stephens said. "It boils down to what we want in our
back yards. My specific question is how would the
tower be serviced and repaired?"
Cherrie Rigney said her son did a science project on
EMFs and "there is a lot of questionable data about the
effects of EMFs and they're being studied seriously."
Other residents expressed concerns over the
..same issues and raised the question of the tower at-
tracting lightning.

Response to concerns
Kersteen responded to residents' concerns:
The area would be virtually immune from lightning
strikes because of the presence of the structure. The radius
of the zone of protection is about twice the height
There are 33.6 feet from the property line to the
center of the structure, leaving adequate room for a 30-
foot buffer zone.
The tower cannot be constructed on Perico Island
because the signal would not reach the entire Island. In
addition, the company cannot transmit a signal toward the
west because that territory is served by Coastal Petroleum.
The marina's parking spaces can be replaced.
The signal does not interfere with computers,
pacemakers, etc.
Service personnel carry steps with them when
they service the tower because the tower has no steps
for the first 30 feet. Towers are checked two to three
times a month.
Birds do not roost on the towers because they
have no cross or horizontal bracing.
The tower is well below federal guidelines for
EMF emissions.

Council discussion and action
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked if the tower
could be constructed on city property.
"From a hypothetical standpoint, there's reverter
clauses in deeds to city property," Dye replied.
"They're very common on property donated to public
bodies and say the property has to be used for public
purposes (or it reverts to the grantor). GTE has public
and private subscribers, so its a gray area."
Dye further noted that heirs of the grantors of the
deeds might be willing to give the city a waiver. The
land was donated by the Holmes family, Francis Karel
and Peder Mickelsen in the 1950s.
Councilman Don Maloney noted that if the six-foot
fence issue took seven months to resolve, a 161-foot
tower could take 17 years.
All council members agreed the tower is needed to
improve cellular phone service to Islanders but the pro-
posed location is unacceptable.

Who has the ambience handle,
VanWagoner or Whitmore?
Mayor Bob VanWagoner expressed a different
point of view when he said, "I don't agree that cel-
lular phones are necessary to this community. Cel-
lular phones today are also used by sophisticated
criminals, drug dealers and the like. This is a viola-
tion of our normal standards of infrastructure.
"People come to this Island because it's free of
things like that," VanWagoner continued. "The
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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
In a six-page report, Mayor Bob VanWagoner sug-
gested last week that council shelve the architect's
plans for a new city complex and appoint a building
committee to come up with a new plan.
Council members had not seen the mayor's report
prior to the meeting and agreed to put off discussion
until the next work session on May 21.
In January council approved the construction of a
new 12,000-square-foot city hall to house all three city
departments, administration, police and public works,
and include a large council chamber. The cost was es-
timated at $1.2 million, with funding to come from the
city's portion of the one-cent school tax, which must be
used for infrastructure.
After hearing public input in February, council in-
structed architect H. Patterson Fletcher to ascertain mini-
mum space needs from city department heads and return
with scaled down plans. Fletcher brought plans to city hall
in March with a $950,000 estimated cost of construction.
At a March work session, VanWagoner put a hold
on the plans and said he would meet with Fletcher, city
department heads and Councilman Ron Robinson, li-
aison for grounds and buildings, and return to council
with recommendations.

Mayor's observations and
suggestions
In his report, the mayor observed the following:
The growth of the administration and public
works departments have not kept pace with that of the
police department.
The increasing work load in the administrative
department due to increased and changing legislation
must be addressed.
The former public works director did not request

this city."
Whitmore was quick admonish VanWagoner.
"You've lived here less than five years," she
said. "I've lived here 27 years. I'm very offended
because I've used a car phone for six or seven years.
Professional people use car phones. You have to get
with the times, mayor."


ity hall plans

sufficient space and facilities.
The planning commission is amending the city's
comprehensive plan and it will require action in numer-
ous areas which will create more work for city depart-
ments.
The charter review commission is exploring a
change to a different form of government which could
change space needs.
The mayor's suggestions included shelving the
present plan and paying the architect for his services,
then appointing two council members, one city em-
ployee and two citizen representatives to a City Hall
Complex Committee.
The committee would be instructed to:
Develop a written description of the proposed
building or complex with a budget range of $650,000
to $1 million to be called the Building Program.
Advertise for bids for the Building Program in the
"Construction Management at Risk" concept where ar-
chitects and contractors work as a team to design and
cost projects.
Authorize fees of $2,000 for as many as four com-
petitors to provide preliminary cost and design figures.
Publish competing proposals, hold a public hear-
ing, let council select the one it feels is the best, then
go to contract with the winner and secure it with a firm
cost figure.
The City Hall Complex Committee would oversee
options developed by the team, which would also work
with the mayor and the council's buildings and grounds
liaison. In addition, the mayor and public works direc-
tor would work with experts on handicapped accessi-
bility to comply with federal requirements.
"The city hall should be planned so extensions can be
easily added, horizontally or vertically, at later times for
legitimate purposes," the mayor noted. "There is no re-
quirement that the new complex must be limited to gov-
ernment, though its construction is initiated by govern-
ment.
"Many small cities lease space in their complexes to
chambers of commerce, law firms, banks, etc. Some
thought has been advanced in this city that a wing of the
new complex could be dedicated as a learning center for
seniors and youth alike, and thus also provide a broader
use of the council chamber as a community resource."


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First sea turtle
nest of the
season
Two tourists reported the
first sea turtle nest of the
season May 11 south of
Maple Avenue in Anna
Maria, according to
Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch Director Suzi Fox.
The entire area was
staked to show new
volunteers what the large
mother turtles' "crawl"
marks look like. Volun-
teers are now walking the
beaches of the Island
early each morning.
Anyone spotting sea
turtles or crawls is asked
to call Fox at 778-5638
or Jon Defazio at 778-
0056. Loggerhead and
other sea turtles come
ashore to lay eggs from
May to late October.
Islander Photo:
Cynthia Finn.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 16, 1996 0 PAGE 3 B]

Island transportation planners squabble over leadership


By Paul Roat
Will Holmes Beach withdraw from the Island
transportation planning group unless Mayor Bob
VanWagoner is named chair?
That veiled threat was gently offered Monday at
Island Transportation Planning Organization meeting.
VanWagoner, who has served as the Holmes
Beach representative to the group since March, argues
that the city has had the chairmanship of the organiza-
tion for nine months under former Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger. Other Island cities, he says, have re-
tained chairmanship for at least two years.
Since Holmes Beach is the largest city on the Is-
land, and experiences some of the worst traffic conges-
tion with motorists entering and leaving the Island via
the Anna Maria Island Bridge, that city should lead the
ITPO, VanWagoner reasons.
"We waited four years to get our chance to chair
the ITPO," VanWagoner said, "and we only had it for
nine months. I do not believe it was fair and just, and
if we aren't named as the chair we will review whether
we want to pursue continuing in the organization."
His suggestion didn't sit well with current chair


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Fire Commissioner John VanOstenbridge has re-
quested that the Anna Maria Fire Control District Com-
mission research the cost of providing emergency
medical service to district residents.
VanOstenbridge said that while gathering signa-
tures from residents on petitions opposing a new am-
bulance plan proposed by the county, many people re-
quested the fire district study the matter.
"I feel we should respond to these requests now
and I agree with (Fire Commissioner) Glenn Bliss
when he stated on February 13 that fire departments
should be providing EMS," VanOstenbridge said. "I
recommend that Chief Price research the cost and other


and Anna Maria City Mayor Chuck Shumard.
Holmes Beach had a chance to chair the group,
Shumard said, and did so until Bohnenberger con-
vinced the other members to change the bylaws to elect
a leader in December rather than the former time in
April.
Too, Shumard said, Bohnenberger did not wish to
take up the option of holding the chairmanship for two
years, and resigned after his abbreviated single term.
"I don't think I see an advantage of changing the
rotation," Shumard said, "and, after all, it was at Mayor
Bohnenberger's choosing to step down."
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Connie Drescher,
that city's representative at the group, said the
Bradenton Beach City Council sided with
VanWagoner and unanimously approved Holmes
Beach taking a turn at chairing the meetings for one
year, beginning next year.
What's the big deal about who chairs the meetings?
The chair of the ITPO has a seat on the Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization. The
MPO is the two-county group of elected officials who
decide what road and bridge projects get funded when.


details involved and present a report to this board."
VanOstengridge gathered nearly 1,200 signatures
in the district from residents opposed to a system
called peak demand staffing. In the plan the county's
12 ambulances would be on the road during times
when there are more calls. During slack times the
number of ambulances would be reduced and the re-
maining ambulances would be moved to more central
locations.
Following a public outcry in opposition to the plan
and the lack of public input, County Administrator
Ernie Padgett announced the county will defer any
changes for two years while studying options to im-
prove service. He also promised the public will be in-
volved in the process.


VanWagoner, Shumard and Drescher agreed to
table the matter of who should lead until the next ITPO
meeting, scheduled for June 17, 10 am., in Anna Maria
City Hall.



Anna Maria City
5/20, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
5/23, 1 p.m., Special commission meeting on
Lake LaVista dredge bid

Bradenton Beach
5/16, 7 p.m., council meeting. Agenda: student
government day introductions and proclamation;
Bradenton Computer Specialist Jake Zaagman;
approval of agreement with Manatee County
Probation Division re: community service
workers; presentation by Committee for Contin-
ued Improvement and Unity of Bradenton Beach
Chairwoman Katie Pierola; Richard Griffin
questions re: ultra-lite aircraft, parking at Bay
Drive South and docks on Anna Maria Sound at
Third Street South and Bay Drive; and
consent agenda.
5/20, 7 p.m., Code of Conduct review
5/21, 1 p.m., Employee Benefit Manual review
5/22, 6:30 p.m., Charter Review Board

Holmes Beach
5/16, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
5/21, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
5/23, 9 am., Planning Commission

Of Interest
5/18, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
5/20, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation, Sudakoff Hall, USF campus, Sarasota.

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Memorial Day.


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B[ PAGE 4A MAY 16, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Island recovers from 'Hurricane Zelda'


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
As Hurricane Zelda swept past the Island, a storm
surge of 12 feet inundated buildings. Trees tumbled
like match sticks and at least 100 people were missing.
That was the scenario last week during Manatee
County's hurricane recovery exercise. In this portion of
the exercise, public safety and elected officials sur-
veyed the Island, preparing for residents to return.
However there was one small problem the
Manatee Avenue bridge was stuck in the up position
and Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach was blocked by
fallen Australian pine trees.
"We have to clear roads and remove hazards for
the re-entry," Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price told
officials and city employees gathered at the Island


Downes honored
Kay Downes, left is con-
gratulated by Holmes Beach
Police Chief Jay Rominefor
saving the life of her friend,
Holmes Beach resident
Frank Derfler, who col-
lapsed while the pair were
jogging. Downes performed
CPR on him until emer-
gency personnel arrived on
the scene. Downes also
received a certificate from '
the City of Holmes Beach.
Others honored in the
incident were police Ofc. |i
Chuck Stears, EMS
personnel, the fire district
and police department I '
dispatchers. Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland.


Emergency Operations Center, the fire station in
Holmes Beach. "We have no phone or fax capabilities
and FPL is working on restoring the power lines. What
resources do we have available to clear Gulf Drive?"
"The National Guard will have big trucks with
chains," Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson
said. "Holmes Beach has a bulldozer and the county
will be out here, because it's a state road."
If the county is hit hard, the Island cannot rely on
extensive help from county departments, Price warned.
The Island will get some help from other fire districts
and public works departments.
"First we have to look at what we can do for our-
selves," he said. "The Island's three city public works
departments and the fire department have chain saws
and trucks."


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Price suggested the IEOC make response kits in-
cluding chain saws, rain gear, flashlights and similar
items for use after storms.
"That's one of the reasons we have a separate bud-
get for the IEOC to make these kinds of purchases,"
he told members.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner asked
how purchases would be set up.
Price said in the past he recommended each mem-
ber of the IEOC (the three cities and the fire district)
budget a specific amount per year to make purchases
to be used by all in the event of a storm. The account
would be administered by the fire district. However, the
plan was never acted upon by the cities.
"To operate more efficiently and effectively, we
have to work as one," he stressed.
VanWagoner said he would support such an effort.
Since there would be only one road onto the Island
in this recovery scenario, members discussed making
both lanes of Cortez Road one way onto the Island
during the day and one way off the Island in the
evening. There would be checkpoints to clear residents
and authorized personnel coming onto the Island.
Price asked what members would suggest if the
800 MHz radio system is not operating.
Bradenton Beach Chief Jack Maloney suggested
having cellular phones as back up if the towers are
still standing.
Price said he saw a portable 100-foot tower adver-
tised and said the group could consider purchasing one.
He also suggested the fire department could put an
antenna on a ladder truck.
Stephenson said Holmes Beach still has equipment
form the old Island communications system and those
VHF radios could also be used as a back up.
Holmes Beach resident Chuck Stealey said the
Island's ham radio operators will aid in communication.
Price spoke about plans to rent trucks and evacu-
ate city documents and equipment to DeSoto County if
a storm approaches. He said a resident suggested that
one or more of the cities and the fire district share the
cost of a trailer to transport the documents.


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THEISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 16, 1996 a PAGES E5


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boating festival

May 18
Coquina Bayside Park will be alive with activity. ,
Saturday, May 18, as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Division VIII puts on a boating festival to celebrate
National Safe Boating Week. I
The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the .. .
bayfront across from Coquina Beach on the south end
of the Island, just north of the Longboat Pass Bridge.
There will be no admission fee and events for all
ages are scheduled. A blessing of the fleet and boat
parade review will begin at 1:25 p.m., followed by a
1:30 p.m. helicopter in-water rescue demonstration.
Daylong activities will include tours of a 41-foot
Coast Guard vessel and the Leffis Key Environmental
Baywalk, carnival rides for children, fireboat demon- E
stations, parasail and airboat rides and Action Jet
Sports safety rides for children.
In addition to a food court, arts and crafts displays
and live entertainment, there will be a high-perfor-
mance and hydroplane boats exhibit, a classic cars dis- Keep an eye out for vandals
play and exhibits by the Mote Marine Aquarium, the The Anna Maria Historical Park located in the 400 block of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City has bee
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary and Save the Manatee. of several recent vandalism sprees, presumably at night. Damage to plant identification plaques, des
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will also be on hand vegetation and attempts to light palm fronds on fire are among incidents reported by park volunteer
with their pirate ship. Copeland. Anyone noticing any unusual activity is asked to contact the city's sheriffs deputies by ca
For more information, call Marion Cavanagh at or 778-4711. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
792-2486 or 727-7905.


Register now for Island summer music program


The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus in cooperation with the Anna Maria Island
Community Center will offer a summer music program
for students in fifth grade and above, plus a separate
program for adults.
The Academy of Fine Music 1996 will offer two
three-week sessions for students from June 10-28
and from July 22-Aug. 9. Classes will be held from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The adult session will run July 1-19. Classes will
be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are
welcome in both student and adult courses.
Tuition for each three-week session will be $150
per person. Participants are encouraged to register as
soon as possible at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. A late registration fee of $30 will be
added to tuition after May 22. Some scholarship assis-
tance is available.
Course offerings will include symphony participa-
tion for winds, strings and percussion; choral en-


Qualified musicians
under the direction of
Maestro Alfred
Gershfeld of the Anna
Maria Island Commu-
nity Orchestra and
Chorus, pictured, will
offer a summer music
program for children,
adolescents and adults
in cooperation with the
Island Community
Center. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.


sembles; music theory and history; and optional private
lessons at $10 per half hour. One or more master
classes at no additional charge will be offered for prom-
ising string or wind students. All sessions will conclude
with a public performance.


Courses will be given by a qualified staff of musi-
cians under the direction of Maestro Alfred Gershfeld,
music director and conductor of the Community Or-
chestra and Chorus.
For registration information, call 778-1908.


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Yes, there is a Virginia,
Santa Claus
It's official. At press time we learned that Florida
Department of Environmental Protection Secretary
Virginia Wetherell has denied the dredge and fill per-
mit sought.by the Florida Department of Transportation
to build a megabridge at Manatee Avenue, replacing
the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
If DOT District Secretary David May is going to
follow through on his promise from January 1993 to
citizens and officials here, he'll now have to pull a rab-
bit from a hat.
Back then May promised, "We will build that
bridge."
To do that now, DOT will have to appeal to the
Florida District Court of Appeals to reverse the permit
decision. That could happen but the court battle would
consume a lot of tax dollars.
Let's hope this will be the end of it.
We look now to elected officials in Sarasota and
Manatee County on the Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nizationto direct DOT to scrap the megabridge plans
and immediately begin planning a major rehabilitation
of the existing drawbridge.
Let's get on with it, while we've still got all this
"Christmas" money left.


Not too remote
"It's the '90s," Kramer said. "It's Hammer time."
Kramer was convincing Jerry Seinfeld to hook up
to cable a necessity of life, he said on the TV
comedy Seinfeld.
Seinfeld expounded on his theory regarding the TV
remote the device we've all become dependent on
for channel surfing through 60 or so programming
choices at any given moment on cable.
He touched on the difference between the channel
flipping habits of men and women. Men go fast. Flip,
flip, flip. Women typically scan longer.
Seinfeld boiled it down to a rudimentary point:
men hunt and women nest.
At least we're all pretty willing to utilize the con-
venience of a remote channel changer.
The atmosphere on Anna Maria Island is quaint but
varied. Modern conveniences are everywhere. In
homes and cottages to million dollar estates we utilize
such devises as electronic security, garage door open-
ers, VCRs and CD players. And home computers,
modems and faxes!
News that the mayor of Holmes Beach believes
cellular telephones have no place on Anna Maria Island
was a little unsettling.



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SLICK By Egan


There's a new type of remote phone that converts
to a cell phone when the instrument travels more than
1,000 feet from the base unit. These phones operate
normally at home but you can carry it and use it at the
grocery store. Or the beach.
The marketing leads us to believe that GTE envi-
sions these devices in every home and surely they did
their homework.
The new communication tools work almost any-
where except Anna Maria. GTE says they need an
antenna here.
During the December-January hearings on the pro-
posed megabridge replacement at Manatee Avenue,
Bob VanWagoner, an intervenor in the proceedings
representing himself pro se, was overheard apologiz-
ing to the flank of "fellow" attorneys congregated in the
center of Anna Maria's city hall parking lot. He was
apologizing for the Island because it was the only place
where they could get reception on their cell phones.


VanWagoner may have put his foot in his ear but
it really isn't technology that we need to limit to pre-
serve the ambience of Anna Maria Island.
We think plenty of Islanders need cellular phones
to complement their busy lifestyles.
I'll bet Holmes Beach Police would say their 800
MHz radio system is a modern necessity.
We agree with the council's decision to deny
GTE's request for a tower in a residential neighbor-
hood. But presently the cable company operates a ra-
dio tower across the street from city hall abutting resi-
dential property. To be consistent with council's rea-
soning, the proposed 161-foot antenna tower should be
located on city property with the 180-foot-tall police
radio tower or share the same tower. Some consid-
eration should be given to offering cable an opportu-
nity to move their tower there as well.
It may not be "Hammer time" but it certainly is
the '90s.


Kind Islanders help bird in
paradise
I would like to express my sincerest thanks to some
wonderful people in Holmes Beach:
Don and Nancy Howard of the Island Plantation and
their thoughtful guests and the Holmes Beach Police De-
partment, especially Officer Chip Frappier, Dispatcher
Chris Hanula and Detective Sergeant Nancy Rodgers.
All these people went out of their way for a lost
bird named Gypsy. They brought her home safe and
sound when I thought it was a lost cause. I will be for-
ever grateful.
Connie Shipley, Holmes Beach
Support Buckle Up America
As we are enjoying the warm weather and vacation
time this spring and summer, don't forget to buckle up.
Kick off the season by joining your community in
supporting Buckle Up America week and Operation
Beltway, May 20-26.
In 1994, the lives of more than 9,000 Americans
were saved by safety belts. In that same year, however,
about three-quarters of the 16 to 20 year olds who died


in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing safety belts.
If they had buckled up, approximately 45 percent of
them would still be alive today.
Buckling up only takes seconds. Remember, you
may be a safe driver but what about the other driver?
Here are some facts related to safety belts:
1. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for
Americans from 6 to 28 years of age.
2. According to statistics, fatal accidents would drop
10 to 20 percent if everyone used safety belts. Some
people don't see the need for buckling up if they have an
air bag, but air bags offer only supplemental protection in
frontal crashes. Your safety belt is what keeps you in place
and prevents you from hitting the dashboard or wind-
shield. If you are involved in a side, rear, rollover, or any
other non-frontal collision, the air bag will not inflate,
making the safety belt your primary means of protection.
So have fun, enjoy life, and remember to buckle
up. Don't let yourself or someone close to you forget
to buckle up. It could cost you more than you think. Do
your part to join in and support Buckle Up America and
Operation Beltway.
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, A Spy for Uncle Sam
by June Alder


A magazine illustrator captured the gaiety of the band concerts at the elegant
Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898.


GAY TIMES

FOR MABEL


When the U.S. Army arrived in May
of 1898, the citizens of Port Tampa
hardly knew what hit them. Their tiny
post office was swamped with mail to
and from the soldier boys who had vol-
unteered to "free Cuba" from Spain.
Postmaster A.T. Williams had to press
his wife and daughter into service to
help him.
For daughter Mabel, it was a mad
whirl what with her official responsibili-
ties and the demands of her social life.
This 18-year-old girl, later to marry
Will Bean of Anna Maria Island, wrote
about it in 1937.
This is the second installment of her
memoir.

By Mabel C. Bean
Our post office was at one end of a
large general store but our business
grew to such enormous proportions that
we nearly crowded the merchant out.
Soldiers and officers filled the place at
times and we carried on our work with
considerable inconvenience owing to
the lack of space and equipment.
My father employed extra clerks to
help him in handling the mail and he de-
tailed me to handle money orders and
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The Spanish-American War was the
era of the demure but high-spirited
beauties immortalized by Charles
Dana Gibson.


registered mail with one assistant. Each
of the three regiments sent two men to
help us during rush hours.
We took in more money than we
could keep in the safe so my mother
and I hid it at night in our home.
It was part of my job to carry it in
newspaper rolls on the train to Tampa
three times a week to deposit it safely.
There were many bad characters
abroad in the land but my father
thought no one would suspect in those
bygone days that a young girl would be
carrying large sums of money around
in newspaper bundles. Evidently he
was right, for I was never disturbed;
probably my innocence and ignorance
with the fearlessness of youth were my
protection. But my mother was always
anxious about me and partly be-
cause of another kind of work I was
secretly doing for the government.
Those were busy, exciting and
wonderful months for me and if I had
not had perfect health and the vigor of
youth I could not have held out to ac-
complish all that was put upon me.
Coming so often to the post office
where they saw and talked to me, the
soldiers naturally felt I was a special
friend. Lonely and homesick, they
showered me with invitations. I at-
tended most of the balls and had many
favors shown me.
Some of the officers occasionally
walked me home from the office, but as
I was engaged to a young civilian to
whom I was trying to be loyal, I evaded
their company by riding my bicycle.
By so doing I saved precious time and
also kept my fiance in a better humor.
When my officer friends asked
who the young man was who came to
the post office so often, I told them he
was a good friend of my family. And
when the sometimes jealous young
man asked me why the officers called
at the office so much and visited my
home so often, I told him they were my
father's friends. Which was true all
around.

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Governor makes right decision
about Orimulsion
Let me offer my congratulations to Gov. Lawton
Chiles and the majority on the Florida Cabinet who
heeded the concerns of the people and refused to per-
mit Florida Power & Light to use its Parrish generat-
ing plant as a test site for the burning of an oil-tar fuel
mixture known as Orimulsion.
The credit for persuading the cabinet to reject
FPL's request, even in face of its own hearing officer's
recommendation for approval, must go to all those
people who actively voiced opposition to using Mana-
tee County as a U.S. guinea pig.
Much credit must go to our environmental cham-
pions Gloria Rains of Manasota-88, Kit Fernald of
Save Our Bays, Mary Sheppard of the Sierra Club, the
Sarasota/Manatee Fish and Game Club, and the elo-
quence of Manasota-88's attorney Tom Reese. But let
us not forget the man and woman who first sounded the
warning of the potential harm Orimulsion posed to this
area Clarence Troxell and his attorney daughter
Amy Stein.
It was Troxell, a retired New Jersey power com-
pany engineer, who explained why New Jersey turned
down Orimulsion and led the fight to galvanizing his
neighbors in River Wilderness and the citrus growers
in Parrish, like former County Commissioner Lamar
Parrish and Blake Whisenant, to oppose FPL's scheme
to burn cheap Orimulsion imported from Venezuela.
As with the Amerecycle fiasco, the emasculation
of our model air quality ordinance and now
Orimulsion, my position on each of these issues has
been vindicated by time.
I applaud Manatee County Commissioner Joe
McClash for his courage and sagacity in opposing the
majority on the county commission and the power


structure within the Chamber of Commerce whose
philosophy of encouraging development at all costs
will eventually turn our once suburban ambiance into
the urban sprawl of the Tampa Bay megalopolis.
Kent Chetlain, Bradenton
Former Manatee County Commissioner
Thanks for voice of people
We the people have been heard. The application by
FPL to bur Orimulsion was defeated.
Thanks are due to the many organizations and in-
dividuals who participated in the fight against this ap-
plication, but I believe special thanks should go to the
Manatee-Sarasota Group of the Sierra Club.
Sierrans and friends collected more than 3,000
petition signatures opposing Orimulsion and persuaded
many people to write and call the governor and the
cabinet. They wrote and distributed flyers, helped or-
ganize informative meetings, and made their voices
heard at the public hearings this winter, and traveled to
Tallahassee to lobby and to speak out at the final two
hearings.
The tireless efforts of this group added to those of
the many others working to defeat the Orimulsion per-
mit are to be applauded. They set an example to us all
of how effectively we can make our voices heard.
Let us hope that those of us interested in preserv-
ing our environment can take inspiration from these
hardworking, public-spirited people as other issues
present themselves.
Cynthia Stewart, Longboat Key

Many thanks
Thank you for helping us to make this year's auc-
tion a very successful Affaire to Remember. Our busi-
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and support.


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contributed to this great success, I hope they will know
how grateful we are and how much their support means
to all the people who participate in our programs.
On behalf of our board of directors, I would like to
recognize this year's committee Trudy Moon, who
provided great leadership, Carol Bouziane, Kathy
Breiter, Jeannie Bystrom, Juli Majares, Ginie Smith,
Gary Wooten and Judy Titsworth.
As with all of our special events, we had the sup-
port of our communities finest volunteers and so many
we would fill an entire page in the newspaper. There
are also many special angles who give us their time.
I want to express my deepest appreciation to our
guests. We could not have reached our goal without
you and your generous support.
On behalf of the staff and board of directors, we
look forward to providing quality programs to meet
your needs. Our mission statement is to promote inner
growth and outer fitness through quality programming
for all ages programs to encourage self esteem, posi-
tive leadership skills, and personal growth, to develop
understanding and respect between generations and
facilitate the spirit of volunteerism in children, adults
and seniors.
May your generosity to the Community Center
bring you great blessing. Thank you.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director, Anna Maria
Island Community Center

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I OBITUARI


Mario M. Cappella
Mario M. Cappella, 87, of Holmes Beach, died
May 7 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in San Salvadore, Italy, Mr. Cappella came to
Manatee County from New York City in 1988. He was
a sugar broker for 20 years and was a retired manager
for Artificial Flower Co. He attended St. Bernard
Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II.
He is survived by a sister, Louisa, of Italy.
A Memorial Mass was held at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church in Holmes Beach with the Rev. Donald
Baler officiating. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mana-
tee Avenue Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Otto M. Quaderer
Otto M. Quaderer, 78, of Holmes Beach died May
7 at home.
Mr. Quaderer came
to this area from Michigan
S in 1981. He was a yard mas-
ter for CSX Railroad in
Michigan and was the
railroad's Employee of the
Year in 1980. He was a
member of St. Bernard
Catholic Church. He served
in World War II in the U.S.
Otto Quaderer Army.
He is survived by two


step-daughters, Patty Holmes of Ft. Myers, Fla., and
Maureen Holmes of Puerto Rico; a son, David
Quaderer of Bradenton; a sister, Rosemarie Ferguson
of Otisville, Mich.; a brother, John Quaderer of
Otisville and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes in Bradenton. Funeral mass was held at St.
Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach with the
Rev. Patrick Farrell officiating. Burial was in St. John's
Catholic Cemetery, Davison, Mich.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Bradenton, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205.

Gladys L. Slee
Gladys L. Slee, 95, of Holmes Beach, died May 11
in Integrated Health Services of Bradenton.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Slee came to Manatee
County from Coldwater, Mich., as a winter resident in
1960. She moved to Anna Maria Island permanently in
1967. She was a Catholic.
Mrs. Slee was a homemaker and worked at the
Sand Dollar in Holmes Beach, a gift shop founded by
her daughter and son-in-law, for 20 years beginning in
1967.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley
Duytschaver of Holmes Beach; a grandson, Jon Mar-
tin (Marty) Duytschaver; two great-grandchildren,
Amy D. Stickler and Shawn M. Duytschaver; and two
great-great-grandchildren, Cory and Tyler Stickler.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in
Kewanee, Ill. Memorial donations may be made to
Friends of the Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, Fla. 34217. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes, Is-
land Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.


Hirsch of Anna Maria
to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hirsch of Anna Maria announce
the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Marie, to Jay
Nipper, son of Darlene Joy Nipper of Tampa and the
late Gene Nipper.
The couple will wed Nov. 16 on the beach at Anna
Maria Island.
Miss Hirsch is a graduate of Lakeland High
School. She is the office manager of Turfcare.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Lakeland
High School. He is a state-certified master plumber
with Action Plumbing.

The Island Poet
Friendship is a union that really can't be beat,
But you must be a friend to have a friend before it
is complete.
For friendships can't be bought regardless of what
you pay,
It is something you must earn a little bit each day.
For to go through life without a friend would be a
terrible task,
But if you have good friends about you there is
nothing more to ask.
And all the big homes, motor cars and riches with-
out end,
Never could replace the loss of a dear departed
friend.
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is hearty fare


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
From the antipasto through the after-dinner anis-
ette and all the "fresh" offerings in between that
none of the characters want but all of them have to try
- the back room of Lou Graziano's New England
Italian restaurant is heaping with humor.
It is here, in Tom Dulack's contemporary comedy
"Breaking Legs," that the Island Players invite their fi-
nal audiences of the season to join them.
The local cast's spicy Italian-American charac-
terizations stirred up opening-night laughter and
glowing post-performance comments that add up to
another production magnifico for director Phyllis
Elfenbein.
There is no singing by veteran opera and musical
performer Ben Thomas in his Island Players debut as
Lou. But since this guy almost never stops talking -
complete with hands in motion and spectacular facial
expressions there's plenty of opportunity for Tho-
mas to be vocal in this role. He's hot.
Though maybe not quite as sexy as daughter
Angie, played by Pamela Hopkins in her return to the
Players Theatre. Angie serves up cocktails and hot and
cold fare, constantly swinging with in-charge know-
how from one end of the "family" operation to the
other. Watch out when she gets what Lou calls "a hard
on" for her old college professor, Terence O'Keefe.
Another experienced actor, John Green, plays the
sheepish professor-turned-playwright who's looking for
backers for an Off-Off Broadway production of the script
they loved in Buffalo. Green brings Terence to life, aided


by some Italian vino and "rehabilitation" by Angie.
Enter Lou's partners, Mike Francisco and Tino
DeFelici (Players favorites Gabe Simches and Sam
McDowell).
"Show us what you got in language we can all un-
derstand in not too many words," says Mike, the man
worth millions with a long list of guys who owe him a
favor.
Simches captures plenty of laughs as the sharp-
dressing Uncle Mike. Coupled with McDowell -
whose Uncle Tino always has the right word to finish
what it is Mike's got to say, in a voice that's killer -
these wise guys really do get the job done.
Stage, television and film actor William "Marty"
Martin is back on the Players stage as "goofball"
Frankie Salvucci. Even in the brevity of this part, Mar-
tin makes a good weasel.
The plum, rose and red tones of Art Ballman's set
design with lighting by Steve Henderson complete this
fast-paced comic fare, energizing all the senses like the
best of Italian restaurants.
Costume designers Don Bailey and John Flannery,
with help from Pat Russell, authenticate as Tino
might say the essence of wise guy, professor and
hot-stuff Angie alike. Stage manager Anne Fasulo gets
assistance from Marilyn Moroni and Phyllis Glentz. A
toast to all involved.
"Breaking Legs" will be on stage at 8 p.m. nightly
with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday through May 19. Tick-
ets, at $10 per person, are available through the Island
Players box office, 778-5755. It's an evening worth
busting a gut over.


A return visit by the Players Theatre of Mid
Glamorgan, Wales, will add a merry postscript to the
Island Players' season.

Players schedule
meeting and banquet
The Island Players will hold their annual
meeting and election of officers at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 23, at the Players Theatre,
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. All
season ticket holders are welcome.
The Players will also host a season-end
banquet open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, May 25, at the Seafood Shack, 4110
127th St. W., Cortez. Tickets are $20 per per-
son. For reservations, call Peggy Faarup at
778-7374.


The Welsh Players will present seven selections
from "The Canterbury Tales" at the Island Players The-
atre in Anna Maria at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, May 30 and 31 and June 1. Mavis Gibbs will
direct.
The Players Theatre was formed in 1973 in the
Rhondda Valley in South Wales. Representatives in-
cluding Players leader Gareth Gibbs first performed in
Florida in 1976.
Since then, the Players have been invited to per-
form here many times, including successful produc-
tions at the Island Players Theatre in 1981, 1986, 1989
and 1992. They tour throughout the United Kingdom
and have appeared in Canada, Monaco and Jamaica.
The Wales group was recently selected to represent the
United Kingdom at the International Theatre contest in
Monaco.
Tickets for the three performances are available
through the Island Players box office, 778-5755.


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Young Argonaut to speak
to civic association
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet on
Saturday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach.
Derek Pettigrew, 14, of
Holmes Beach will speak on
his experience as a student
argonaut involved with the
JASON project.
Founded in 1989 by
Dr. Robert Ballard, the
project allows students from
around the world to work
Pettirewwith researchers on scien-
tific expeditions.
Pettigrew helped in the study of climate changes by
studying the growth rings of coral.

Longboat Chamber to hold
breakfast May 22
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold an Issues and Eggs Breakfast on Wednesday, May
22, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-Longboat Key,
4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Speakers will be newly elected Town of Longboat
Key Commissioners Chuck Loiselle and Ken Legler Jr.
The breakfast is open to the public.
For reservations, cost and information, call 387-
9519.


Red Cross offers first aid
course
The American Red Cross of Manatee County will
offer a training course in standard first aid featuring
adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) from 6 to
10 p.m. Thursday, May 23, and Thursday, May 30.
Students must attend both sessions which will be held
at the Red Cross headquarters, 2905 59th St. W.,
Bradenton.
The tuition will be $21 per person. A textbook can
be purchased for an additional $10.80. Upon complet-
ing the course, students will receive a CPR certificate
valid for one year and a first aid certificate valid for
three years.
For information and registration, call Red Cross at
792-8686 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Guild to present
Island Poet, prose
Bud Atteridge, the Island Poet, whose poems are
featured weekly in The Islander Bystander, will
read some of his original works at the third Thurs-
day Poetry Night to be held at the Artists Guild
Gallery on Thursday, May 16, at 7p.m. An open
mike will be available for aspiring poets. The
gallery is located in the Island Shopping Center in
Holmes Beach at Marina and Gulf Drives. The
public is invited to attend. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island.


Musical manatee show at
historical society meeting
A musical drama, "Marjorie's Magical Tale," will
be presented by the Mannino family at the Monday,
May 20, meeting of the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society at 7:30 p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue.
The public is invited to attend.
Marc Mannino, a music teacher at Wakeland El-
ementary School, recently completed a book about a
young boy who befriends a manatee. His wife, Anglica
Lowe Mannino, a teacher at Anna Maria Elementary,
illustrated the children's book. Their daughters, Anna
Maria, 6, and Katie, 11, will take part in the presentation.
A short business meeting and installation of of-
ficers and board of directors for the 1996-97 season
will take place. Museum volunteers will be honored
and refreshments will be served.

Civic association holds
logo contest
The Holmes Beach Civic Association, Inc., needs
a logo and residents of Holmes Beach are invited to
participate in their quest.
The Civic Association is offering a $25 cash prize
for the winning entry in their logo contest.
Entry forms, with complete instructions, are
available at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5901 Marina
Drive; the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5321
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Hearing officer rejects DOT's planning


process for megabridge to Island


By Paul Roat
"The Florida Department of Transportation has so
poorly addressed the various provisions of the state
comprehensive plan that the decision to replace the
Anna Maria Island Bridge is illegal, arbitrary and an
abuse of discretion.
"The planning process conducted by DOT and its
consultants is characterized by repeated failures to col-
lect vital data, routine disregard or misanalysis of ex-
isting data and ongoing resistance to meaningful citi-
zen involvement in the planning of this project."
Those are the statements of Robert Meale, the Florida
Department of Adminstrative Hearings officer charged
with writing recommended orders on whether or not a
replacement bridge at Manatee Avenue should be built
His decision on the DOT planning portion of the pro-
ceedings: don't even think about building that bridge.
"It is recommended that the DOT enter a final order
canceling the proposed project to replace the Anna Maria
Island Bridge with a fixed-span, high-level bridge," Meale
concluded in his 145-page document, based on a week of
hearings in Bradenton Beach last January.
Meale found fault with almost every aspect of the
planning and design work conduced by the DOT and
consultants. His decision on the planning aspects of the
matter follow on the heels of his recommended order
to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
to deny a dredge-and-fill permit for the bridge due to
adverse environmental impacts to manatees, seagrasses
and water quality if the 75-foot-high fixed-span bridge
were to be built.
"It seems like the DOT didn't do a very good job
in planning for the bridge," Save Anna Maria attorney
David Levin wryly told The Islander Bystander.

The proposal
DOT officials began talking about building a replace-
ment bridge linking the mainland with Holmes Beach in
1988. In 1992, after receiving approval by the Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, plans were
more-or-less finalized for the
new bridge.
Originally proposed as
a pair of two-lane bridges,
DOT officials eventually
deleted the second bridge
and decided to construct
one two-lane bridge with
safety lanes and a sidewalk.
The bridge would be
about 20 feet south of the
existing bridge, be 3,372 Levin
feet long 243 feet longer
than the current structure, and about 54 feet wide, in-
cluding two "travel" lanes, two 10-foot-wide emer-
gency lanes and a six-foot-wide sidewalk on one side.
The bridge now is 37 feet wide.
The structure would have a center clearance of 65
feet at the-Intracoastal Waterway. The roadway itself
would be about 75 feet high at its peak. The bridge
would have a four percent grade.
The new bridge would take about 21 months to
build. Once open to vehicular traffic, the current bridge
would be demolished. Total construction and demoli-
tion period has been estimated to last two years.
Cost to construct the new bridge is estimated at $8-
$13 million.

The objections





38 feet.
The towering structure would limit the active fish-
ing currently enjoyed by fishers on the present bridge.
Also, the destruction of several acres of seagrass
would adversely impact the water quality of Anna
Maria Sound.
Save Anna Maria successfully filed for an admin-
istrative hearing on the bridge replacement The parties
involved agreed to break the hearing process into two
parts environmental aspects of the proposed bridge,
and DOT's planning of the structure.


Planning process faulted
Meale's recommended orders to the DOT on the
planning aspects of the big bridge echo many of his
comments made in the recommended orders to the DEP
on environmental impacts of the span.
He again points out the loss of more than two acres
of seagrass beds, the increased threat to manatees due
to boat collisions and the questionable seagrass replant-
ing DOT officials proposed.
But Meale went a few steps further in his most re-
cent recommended orders, blasting DOT for not pro-
viding adequate data upon which to base conclusions
to build a high, fixed-span bridge replacement to the
south of the current span.
Here are a few of Meale's findings of fact.
"DOT never determined the extent to which sedi-
ments at the existing bridge may have been contami-
nated over the years by stormwater-borne heavy met-
als or oil and grease."
"The draft report [by the DOT to substantiate the
need for the bridge] incorrectly identifies the Class II
water surrounding the Anna Maria Island Bridge as
Class III waters, although the draft report correctly
notes that these waters are Outstanding Florida Waters.
But the omissions in the draft report are more signifi-
cant. The draft report omits any mention of manatee or
the seagrass located under what would be the new
bridge. The draft report does not discuss the effects of
shading, water transparency and water depth on
seagrasses."
"The draft report neglects to discuss the discour-
*aging effects on bicyclists, pedestrians and fishers of
using a single six-foot sidewalk running up a four per-
cent grade to a final height of 75 feet over the water."
Included in the record is also an interesting set of
correspondence between two of DOT's consultants,
Sverdrup Corp. and Peninsula, which were involved in
the environmental assessment for the new bridge.
Meale concluded that the new bridge would perma-
nently destroy 2.5 acres of seagrass and temporarily
destroy another two acres.
However, a Peninsula employee initially com-
mented by memo that 1.65 acres of seagrass would be
destroyed. Svedrup's Don Smith, reviewing the work,
wrote "this section grossly overestimates the extent of
possible wetland impact and must be redone."
Peninsula's reply: "The accurate figures are not grossly
overestimated at all. I resent the 'grossly.' Does
Sverdrup have any DATA! that reflects my gross over-
estimates! No, s-."
Meale questions the planning of the bridge, specifi-
cally the timing of when the decision not to build a new
bridge was made. Ideally, public hearings are held to
present plans for a new roadway well in advance of
DOT making a final decision on what is to be built
where.
In the Anna Maria Island Bridge matter, a DOT
official wrote a memo to bridge consultants dated June
13, 1989, stating the "no-build alternative is eliminated
from further consideration; i.e., definitely close the
door." However, the first public hearing on the matter
did not take place until two months later.
The 1989 public hearings failed to properly notify
residents in the condominiums adjacent to the bridge,
and instead notified only the condo associations. In an
attempt to rectify the oversight, DOT officials con-
ducted additional public hearings in 1993.
Islanders were shown a slick, professionally produced
video of what the new bridge would look like at the hear-
ings. Meale was particularly critical of that tape.
"Presenting a blatantly promotional videotape and a
distorted comparative photograph, DOT tried to rescue the
$1-$2 million it had invested in this project rather than risk
a wide-ranging public discussion on the design of the pro-

SAM to celebrate
May 22
Save Anna Maria, Inc., will host a "We Won -
Again" get-together on Wednesday, May 22.
The celebration will take place at 7:30 p.m. at
Haley's Motel & Resort Complex, 8102 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. All are invited. Those attending are
asked to bring a dish of finger food for four persons.
Call 778-5405 for additional information.


posed bridge with a meaningful exchange of information
and analysis," Meale wrote. "The resulting burden placed
on the public to change DOT's mind was inordinate, pre-
cluded effective public participation and revealed DOT's
commitment to the fixed-span, high-level design."

The ultimate findings of fact
Meale's summation on the issues includes the fol-
lowing.
The proposed bridge would permanently destroy
2.5 acres of seagrass and temporarily destroy 2 acres of
seagrass. Proposed mitigation is vague, contingent and
ultimate illusory.
The proposed bridge would adversely affect the
conservation of fish and wildlife, adversely affect navi-
gation on the Intracoastal Waterway for tall-masted
boats and adversely affect fishing and recreation.
A large majority of the people of Anna Maria
Island do not want the proposed bridge.
The reasons for the proposed bridge are insub-
stantial. The Anna Maria Island Bridge has not proved
unsafe for more than 37 years. Collisions on the bridge
approaches are 50 percent more numerous than on the
bridge itself. The drawbridge has not been a material
cause of collisions on the bridge and bridge ap-
proaches, and the fixed-
span, high-level bridge
therefore would probably
-- b not reduce the number of
collisions in this area.
SDOT claims that the
Anna Maria Island Bridge is
functionally obsolete in
large part due to the absence
of shoulders on the bridge.
Although the safety of a
Meale road segment is enhanced
by the presence of break-
down lanes, the added margin of safety is not as great
as DOT implies in this case.
The Draft Preliminary Engineering Report con-
tends that the Anna Maria Island Bridge should be re-
placed due to its low overall clearance. But the pro-
posed bridge would effectively close the Intracoastal
Waterway at Sarasota Pass to a growing number of
sailboats with masts higher than 65 feet.
There is absolutely no evidence in the record
suggesting the Anna Maria Island Bridge is structur-
ally deficient. General experience suggests that a
bridge of this type and vintage should have needed
to be rehabilitated at 20 years; yet, 37 years later,
still without such a rehabilitation, the Anna Maria
Island Bridge remains in good condition. DOT typi-
cally replaces rather than rehabilitates when rehabili-
tation will cost at least 60 percent of the cost of re-
placement. For this bridge, replacement would not
be needed unless rehabilitation were to cost over $5
million. A "minor" rehabilitation would probably
cost $500,000.
Treatment of manatee in the planning process was
inadequate. At no time did any consultant address that the
wider-spanned bridge pilings would allow shallow-draft
boats to bypass the channel in going under the bridge,
thereby threatening manatee feeding in the shallow water
and destroying seagrasses by propeller scarring.
The proposed project is marginally consistent with
a few provisions and markedly inconsistent with numer-
ous, material provisions of the state comprehensive plan.
The inconsistencies appear to be the direct result of the re-
peated failures of DOT and its consultants to collect nec-
essary data and their repeated efforts to wring support for
unsupportive data and analysis. These inconsistencies with
the state comprehensive plan amount to an abuse of dis-
cretion in deciding to replace the Anna Maria Island
Bridge with the fixed-span, high-level bridge.

What's next?
Meale's recommended orders will go to DOT Sec-
retary Ben Watts. DOT, DEP and SAM attorneys have
a short period of time in which to file exceptions to the
recommended orders, which Watts will consider before
he writes the final orders.
Final orders may then be appealed in court, although
the findings of fact Meale has written will be the basis of
the judicial review and decision if that route is taken.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER m MAY 16, 1996 0 PAGE 13 Il]


Privateers host golf

tournament June 15
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host the
second annual Whitey Horton Memorial Golf Tourna-
ment Saturday, June 15, at the Palma Sola Golf Club,
3807 75th St. W., Bradenton. The fee will be $45 per
person. The entry deadline is May 27. All proceeds will
benefit the Privateers' scholarship program for college-
bound Island students.
The four-person scramble tourney will have a shot
from the Privateers' cannon at 2 p.m. Registration will
begin at 12:30 p.m. with a putting contest scheduled at
1 p.m. Prizes will also be awarded for the longest drive
and closest to the pin.
A post-tournament banquet dinner will be held at
the Crown & Anchor British Pub, 4921 Cortez Road
W., Bradenton. Reid Frost will entertain. Players'
guests are invited at $10 per person. Two cruises for
two persons will be raffled. Winners' trophies and door
prizes will be awarded.
For information and registration, call John Swager
at 778-1238 or Rick Maddox at 794-2599.


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Going, going, huh?
What, you don't get it? Servers at the Beach Bis-
tro said their ad in The Islander Bystander caused con-
fusion among patrons.
They thought we were going to close, said one of
the waiters.
Rest assured, they are not. The ad said "Going,
going ... Reservations available," and owner Sean
Murphy was only hinting that it's considerably easier
to get a reservation with the flock of snowbirds headed
north.
Goes to show you just never know what another
mind will perceive of your simplest thoughts.
Maybe we should forgo that "Gone" ad, eh Sean?

Surf's up
Kay's Corer Diner closed a couple of weeks ago
with owners George and Kay Oliver bidding so long to
loyal customers at a going-away celebration that also
served as a welcome for new owners, Dave and Trisha
White.
The little diner in the S & S Plaza at 5340 Gulf
Drive is now Surfside Cafe and in addition to the tra-
ditional breakfast and lunch fare, omelets, cheesebur-
gers and the like, the Whites have added some delicious
sandwiches to the menu.
Their chicken sandwich is offered grilled, black-
ened or Jamaican jerk style and I can attest to the au-
thenticity of the jerk seasoning. Just right.
A grouper sandwich is offered the same way. The
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I shuffled between my grandparents' and my aunt
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was so determined to grow them in Illinois against all
odds most unsuccessfully.
I remember my grandmother and great-grand-
mother filling bowls and dishes with the aromatic gar-
denias from the bushes that literally surrounded the
house. They were placed in every room and the slight-
est breeze aromatized the air.
Later, my mother moved to Bradenton and one of
the first things she did was plant a gardenia bush.
Thankfully, after 15 flowerless years of struggling in
Illinois, here her gardenia flourished.
Several times in recent years, my children have
given me gardenia bushes for Mother's Day. Last
year's plant from son Damon has proven to be the most
bountiful. It started to bloom a week ago and now my
home is filled with that long-cherished fragrance.
Besides a great portrait photo from both kids,
Kendra and Damon, an even bigger gardenia bush was
my reward this year from Damon for Mother's Day and
it is made all the sweeter knowing it is a remembrance
of my mother.

What was old is new again
And how. Jessie's Island Store, a gas station and
deli/convenience store, will be open by the time you
read this. It is at the location of the old Huffine's Ser-
vice Station, a former land-
mark in Holmes Beach
since the 1950s.
"Pop" Huffine was
83 when he died in June
1994. I didn't meet him at
the gas station, though. He
1', Iused to stop by the office
nearly every morning on his
way through the Island
Eal McCarley Shopping Center, between
Earl home, the newsracks on the
corner and the station.
I suppose I was one of the only people at work
around here for Pop to talk to that early in the morning
7 a.m. or so and we became good friends.


CliffAtkin, left, was the proud first customer of Henry Belval at Jessie's Island Store. The 98-year-old Is-
lander started the only Island-based taxi for many years when he moved here in 1974. He retired to Holmes
Beach after 37 years at the Detroit Times. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood


He'd tell me how he made his breakfast, cooking
coffee "the cowboy way." He boiled the grounds in a
saucepan and didn't even much care if the grounds
poured into his cup. "Aw, they settle down," he'd say.
We'd discuss what was front page news on his
edition of the daily paper and then what was happen-
ing on the Island. We gossiped.
Then as he went on his way I'd say, "Well, you
have a good day."
Pop would always say, "What's left of it."
It still gives me a chuckle.
The new station has real nice people too. Jessie and
Henry Belval are owner/operators along with owner Earl
McCarley. McCarley owns McCarley Oil Co., Inc., based
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Worth

the Drive


* Unless you're a member of the Island's only golf club
you're going to have to drive off-Island to play the
game. In this series of articles, sports writer Andrew
White takes you to some area courses that are "worth
the drive."

Ironwood tests

short game
By Andrew White
Islander Correspondent
Most golfers are guilty of over-emphasizing the
importance of the driver in their game. We all dream
of hitting a ball 300 yards right down the middle and,
as a result, most practice time is spent with the driver
in hand. While getting off of the tee well definitely
doesn't hurt a score, the driver only accounts for about
14 strokes per round.
It is on and around the greens where most shots are
wasted. Any golf pro worth his salt will tell you that the
best way to knock strokes off of your handicap is to
sharpen your short game. No place in the area is bet-
ter to accomplish this than Ironwood Golf Course.
Situated on the 4500 block of Cortez Road, just a
short drive from Anna Maria Island, Ironwood is defi-
nitely worth a trip. The par-68 layout offers a smatter-
ing of par fours and threes with one par five on each
nine. It is fairly short compared to most other golf
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yards, but no matter how strong the impulse may be to
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your long clubs at home.
The name of the game here is control. What Iron-
wood may lack in distance it makes up with thin fair-
ways, small, undulating greens and many lakes. Water
comes into play on fifteen of the eighteen holes. This
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good shot-making. If you can keep it down the middle
- and putt well birdies are a definite possibility.
A perfect example is the par-4 16th hole. Measur-
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long hitters the option of going for the green in one for
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foot, back-to-front slope must then be negotiated. A
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It is worth mentioning that the greens at Ironwood
are kept in superb condition, and are a treat to putt
when compared to many other local courses. They are
filled with subtle humps and breaks that will test your
putting ability to its limit. The plentiful sand traps and
water hazards will make you second guess any heroic
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Anna Maria

S. Elementary

School Menu
So Monday, 5/20/96
S* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S. Lunch: Corn Dog or Chicken Nuggets, Salad,
Cinnamon Apples Slices, Ice Cream Cup
i Tuesday, 5/21/96
SBreakfast: Half Slice Pizza, Juice
S* Lunch: Pork Chop Shape or Meatball Sub,
: Mixed Vegetables, Roll, Strawberry Cup
.-. Wednesday, 5/22/96
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Breakfast: Pretzel, Juice
Lunch: Buffalo Wings, Carrot & Celery Sticks 0
S* or Mini-Chef Salad, Garlic Toast,
Pears, Cookie
Great b Friday, 5/24/96
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending May 3. The Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
children's names are listed left to right. Sitting are Julia Lalli and Alex Perry. Kneeling are Karlos Macias, Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, *
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 30, lost property, 9807 Gulf Drive,
Islander's Market. The complainant thinks he lost his
checkbook in the parking lot of the Islander's Market.
April 30, missing person, unknown location. The
complainant reported she last talked to her husband on
Thanksgiving and he was living somewhere in Anna
Maria. She said she has not heard from him since.
May 1, petty theft, Bayfront Park. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown removed her keys.

Bradenton Beach
May 4, grand theft, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper
Mobile Home Park. The complainant reported a person
unknown removed her three-wheel bicycle valued at
$450 from the carport. The bicycle was later recovered
by Holmes Beach Police.
May 4, grand theft, criminal mischief, 2600 Gulf
Drive N., Anna Maria Island Club. The complainant
reported a person unknown broke open three fire extin-
guisher cabinets and removed two extinguishers valued
at $100. Damages were $75.
May 4, grand theft, 2312 Gulf Drive, Sunset Ter-
race. The complainant reported three fire extinguishers
valued at $150 were missing from the garage.
May 5, domestic battery, Coquina Beach. The
officer was advised by people in the parking lot of a
couple fighting. He located them and observed the sus-
pect chase the victim, catch her, grab her by the hair
and throw her against the rest room wall. The officer
yelled at the suspect to let go of the victim. He noted
the suspect was extremely intoxicated. The victim re-
fused to sign an affidavit, and the suspect was placed
in custody.
May 6, battery, 400 block of Second Street North.
The victims stated they were having a verbal argument
with their son and the suspect yelled at them not to ar-
gue in the street. The victims and suspect then began
arguing.
According to the report, the suspect approached
victim #1, swung at him and hit him a few times. Vic-
tim #2 tried to intervene and was also hit. The suspect
left the area. The officer later located the suspect who
said that during the argument victim #1 reached in his
pocket. The subject said he hit him because he was


afraid the victim had a gun.
May 6, domestic battery, 100 block of Fourth
Street South. The victim reported she returned home
from a night out with friends and the suspect became
upset and began beating her. Later, her employer re-
ported the incident. The officer noted she had a cut over
her eye, a large lump between her eyes, lumps on her
head and bruises on her neck which she said happened
when the suspect tried to strangle her. EMS transported
the victim to the hospital and the officer located the
suspect and placed him in custody.
May 7, grand theft, 103 Church St., Pines Trailer
Park. The complainant reported a person unknown re-
moved a fire extinguisher valued at $50 from the laun-
dry room and discharged it on two vehicles nearby.
May 7, trespass warning, Coquina Beach. The
officer received complaints from numerous beach
goers as well as from Manatee County marine rescue
personnel about a subject in a T-back swim suit. The
officer warned the subject she was in violation of a
county ordinance and she said she would cover up.
Later, the officer noted, she did not cover up and the
marine rescue captain issued her a trespass warning.
May 7, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed
a stereo valued at $35 and damaged the dashboard.
May 8, criminal mischief, 200 Bridge St., Bridge
Street Cafe. The complainant reported a person un-
known broke a window and a vending machine in the
bathroom and sliced screens on the patio.
May 9, theft, 700 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported he was flying a kite and when it came
to rest near the road, a person unknown picked it up,
placed it on top of his vehicle and left the area.
May 9, theft, Coquina Beach. The complainant
reported he placed his things on the beach and went for
a walk. When he returned he discovered his credit card,
driver's license and $25 in cash were missing.

Holmes Beach
May 3, trespass, 600 block of Ambassador Lane.
The complainant reported juveniles in the swimming
pool. They said they were visiting a relative in the area
and would leave the pool. The officer advised them not
to return to the pool.
May 3, noise, 4900 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported loud music coming from a live
band playing at a party. The officer requested the sub-
ject ask the band to stop for the night but the subject


refused to do so without a decibel reading, according
to the report. The officer said he could not provide one
and the subject eventually agreed to have the music
turned down.
May 3, DUI, 5300 block of Key Royale Drive.
According to the report, William Roche, 54, Sarasota,
was involved in a dispute with another motorist. The
officer said Roche appeared intoxicated but he did not
see Roche driving and told Roche to park the vehicle
for the night. Shortly afterward, the officer observed
Roche get back into the vehicle and drive away. The
officer pulled him over, administered field sobriety
tests and placed him in custody.
May 4, damage, 2900 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed
flowers valued at $5 that were planted around his mail-
box.
May 4, found property a bicycle, 500 block of
Bayview.
May 5, noise, 6900 block of Gulf Drive on the
beach. The complainant reported a group of subjects
making too much noise on the beach. The officer told
them to turn down their radio. They also had beer
which the officer poured out.
May 5, noise, 100 block of 74th Street. The
complainant reported a loud party with 10 subjects
and alcoholic beverages. The officer reported the
hostess was uncooperative and did not want him on
her property. The officer advised her he had a law-
ful right to be on the property because of the noise
problem. Other subjects turned down the music. The
officer also observed beer bottles on the beach and
advised the subjects not to consume alcoholic bev-
erages on the beach.
May 5, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown entered his vehicle and
removed an oxygen converter valued at $3,700. The
officer found no evidence that a burglary had occurred
and the complainant could not absolutely state the unit
had been in his vehicle.
May 6, petty larceny of a garden hose valued at
$42, 5600 block of Gulf Drive.
May 7, 3600 block of East Bay Drive. The officer
found an addressed, stamped envelope in the grass
along the road. The envelope contained a VISA bill and
check. The officer contacted the card holder who said

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THE ANIMALS' GREATEST HITS
BY RICHARD SILVESTRI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Sports surprise
6 Rather
10 Supply with
merchandise
15 Executes
19 It's measured in
watts
20 "Nonsense!"
21 Tonkin city
22 Opposite of exo-
23 Gig for Domingo
24 Eddie Rabbitt
hit?
27 Before marriage
28 "Let's Make a
Deal" option
30 Entangle
31 Longtime Susan
Lucci daytime
role
32 His and her
34 Like a horse
35 Fraternity unit
37 Beleaguer
39 Purple with
anger
40 Shpoke like
this
41 Treat with
contempt
42 German spa
43 Old radio's "-
the Magician"
44 Radio format
45 Snoop Doggy
Dogg hit?


47 Scuttlebutt
51 You can digit
52 Marketing data
53 Meditation
system
54 Victors' cry
55 One-millionth of
a meter
57 Mom-and-pop
enterprise
59 Expired
60 Persian Gulf
country
61 Use the bean
62 Brawn
63 Pablo of musical
fame
64 Fall in folds
65 Conviction
66 Of service
67 Fact finisher
68 Unseasoned
69 To a great extent
72 Eat like a bird
73 Byrds hit?
77 Asian expanse
78 Region of
Greece and
Turkey
80 Rochester's
boss, in old TV
81 Instrument for
63-Across
82 Augment
84 Middie
opponent
85 Straw bed
86 Record holders
87 Polite refusal
88 Green sauce


89 Swift's"- of a
Tub"
90 Cobbler, at
times
91 Butter
92 Org. forTyson
95 Monkees hit?
99 Significant
person?
101 Mars, in
combinations
102 Hardhearted
103 Manitoba native
104 Barely audible
105 Forsaken
106 Easily confused
107 Look after
108 Exhaust
emanation
DOWN
1 Topping
2 John,Paul or
John Paul
3 Country Joe and
the Fish hit?
4 Perpetually,
poetically
5 Car price factor
6 Execrate
7 Hog wild?
8 Leb. neighbor
9 Poem
mentioning "the
lost Lenore"
10 More than
jostled
1I Broke, in a way
12 "The lama

13 Popular
comedian.
briefly


14 Young beaver
15 Corey Hart hit?
16 Kind of
inspection
17 Brought out
18 Sub detector
25 Singapore
punishment
26 Got wind of
29 Driveway stain
33 Listen
34 Some skirts
35 MacGregor, for
one
36 Put up
37 About
38 Vaccination
reminder
39 Weighed down
40 Stand out
42 One way to
choose
43 Bob Cratchit,
e.g.
45 Homer hero of
'61
46 Stratosphere
layer
48 Los Lobos hit?
49 Libertine
50 Charge letters
52 Do to do
54 Stayed at home
56 Cat Stevens hit'
57 Elm offering
58 Dope on a horse
59 Wielded the
scepter
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Smith


61 Chief's
followers
62 Word of
choice'
63 Eight fluid
ounces
64 "Vita" describer
65 Main force
68 Dead duck
70 Skillful
71 Haymarket


73 English Channel
feeder
74 G I.Janes
75 Put-down
artist
76 Change the
course of
77 Shekels
79 Noted
writer-
statesman


Square event 81 Thrown away


82 La corrida
combatant
83 More imminent
84 Without emotion
85 Podded plant
86 "Married
With Children"
co-star
87 "The
Hilghwayman"
poet


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91 Feds
93 Pop music's -
King
94 liberal pursuits
96 Calculator part:
Abbr.
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filmdom's "The
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she put the envelope in her mailbox in the 3200 block
of East Bay Drive and did not know how it ended up
by the road.
May 7, found property -two three-wheel bi-
cycles which were returned to their owners, 3000 block
of Avenue C.
May 7, found property a bicycle, 5508 Marina
Drive, Rader's Reef.
May 8, vandalism, 5200 Gulf Drive, Martinique.
The complainant reported juveniles throwing chairs
and lounges into the pool. The subjects were not lo-
cated.
May 9, burglary, 5325 Marina Drive, Crabby
Bill's. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the office and removed cash. The officer found
pry marks on the door frame.
May 9, animal, 7100 block of Palm Drive. The
complainant reported a loose ferret in her back yard.
The officer secured the animal at the request of animal
control.
May 10, DUI, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. While
running radar, the officer observed a pickup truck
driven by Tracy Alsip, 32, Anna Maria, go off the
roadway and over the center line, leave the lane sev-
eral times and make a left turn in front of an oncom-
ing vehicle.
The officer pulled Alsip over and asked for his


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Coast Guard Academy accepting

applications for class of 2001


The United States Coast Guard Academy is
now accepting and processing applications to the U.
S. Coast Guard Academy, Class of 2001.
Appointments are tendered solely on the basis
of an annual nationwide competition with no con-
gressional nominations or geographical quotas.
Applications must be submitted prior to Dec. 15.
Appointments are based on the candidate's
high school record, performance on either the SAT
I or ACT, and leadership potential as demonstrated
by participation in high school activities, commu-
nity service and part-time employment. Most suc-


driver's license, which he said he did not have. The
officer did a check and found Alsip's driver's license
suspended. When Alsip exited the vehicle the officer
noted he had difficulty standing. The officer at-
tempted to administer field sobriety tests to Alsip but
discontinued them for fear Alsip would get injured.
Alsip was placed in custody and issued two citations.


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Government CAN work, at least here


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
It all starts with a few decent people. Regardless
of who they work for or who gets the credit, they
want to do the right thing.
So in these days when Congress can't seem to
agree on the time of day, it's nice to see our local
government (or at least its employees), actually co-
operating on something. In this case, it's fixing a
hole in the bottom of Anna Maria Sound.
A "dead hole," if you will, in the middle of a
productive seagrass bed.
Manatee County, Sarasota County and the City
of Sarasota are actually working together (and using
some federal money too) to repair an old borrow
hole in the Bay probably caused by some dredge and
fill operation back in the 1950s. The site is located
about 500 yards north of the old north boat ramp
near Leffis Key.
Mote Marine Laboratory Senior Scientist Dr. Cliff
Truitt and the Sarasota Bay Program have gotten a
$29,500 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency to do the demonstration project. The hole is 12
to 14 feet deep and covers about seven acres.
Manatee County has stepped forward and offered
to provide some fill for the project, so that means
there's money left to spend on installing an artificial
reef where there's now nothing but a dead hole.
"Dead" because there's no circulation of water
through the hole except maybe when a storm comes
along and sweeps some of the fine silt that's settled
there back onto the surrounding seagrass beds. And
that's not a good thing for the grass beds, either.
Sarasota County then stepped forward and said,
in effect, "We're building reef modules anyway for
our own use, so we'll just contribute somemore to
your project."
The City of Sarasota is contributing staff time
since the Bay Program is now part of city govern-
ment there.
It's amazing what a few human beings sitting
around talking to one another can accomplish when
they all want to do what's best for the Bay. In this
case, the group has the rather clumsy name of the


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Artificial Habitat Enhancement Project Task Force.
Clumsy name or not, the group and the project
were brought together by the Sarasota Bay Program.
Good for all of us this that kind of activity is going
on.

Psst, wanna sail to Cuba?
Two years ago next month there was the great
Sarasota-to-Havana Sailing Race. Before it got un-
derway federal authorities warned and threatened the
sailors, but were ignored.
When it was over, Sarasota city commissioners
had such a twist in their knickers they threatened the
Sarasota Sailing Squadron with canceling the lease
on its city-owned site if it ever did such a "disgrace-
ful" thing again. You know, the kind of bullying the
federal agents said to expect from Castro.
So the event died.
But now a group in Tampa has taken over the
event. And they're leaving soon.
Called "The Havana Cup," the sailing race will
get underway May 24 from Tampa Bay and will in-
clude three racing classes. They are spinnaker, non-
spinnaker and cruising class.


Entry fee is $75, and that sum entitles each boat
to a free slip at Marina Hemingway and visas for the
crew. For more information, write: The Havana Cup,
PO Box 2022, Tampa, FL 33601-2022.

Pass the jellyfish, please
Last week I mentioned how a clam farmer down
at Cape Haze is growing 7.5 million clams a year off
just five acres of leased state lands. It now turns out
the next hot Florida seafood item just might be jel-
lyfish.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Bob
Crawford is offering commercial fishers a course on
catching and selling the common cannonball jelly-
fish. It seems the creatures are a popular delicacy in
Korea, Japan and China.
The fact is, a Port St. Joe seafood processor
shipped 1.3 million pounds of jellyfish to Korea last
year and since we seem to have plenty of them
here certain times of the time jellyfish just might
be our next hot seafood crop, too.
But I bet they never replace grouper or mullet at
my house.
See you next week.


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Festival issues call for land
and sea volunteers
Volunteers for all types of duties from tow and
patrol boats to trash cleanup are needed to adequately
handle the anticipated crowds of 100,000 plus at the
Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival to be held from
Friday, June 28, through Sunday, July 7.
The festival kicks off with the Caldwell Trust Invita-
tional Golf Tournament and includes a variety of events
including races, regattas, tournaments and parades.
The festival benefits the Children's Haven and
Adult Center serving developmentally disabled indi-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER m MAY 16, 1996 0 PAGE 21 E1G

Snook season shaping up to be one of the best


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Continued reports of excellent snook fishing are
causing this year's linesider season to be one of the best
in years. Not too far from shore in the Gulf, cobia are
starting to pick up, and grouper angling, although slow-
ing a bit, is still strong.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching snook up to 30 inches long,
black drum, mackerel and pompano. Jeff Baker caught
a 32-inch-long snook which weighed in at about 17.5
pounds and he caught it on eight-pound-test line!
Marjorie at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching mackerel, snook, redfish, pompano
and jacks.
Georgia at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier
said regulars there have been catching Spanish mack-
erel, snook, flounder, reds, grouper and sheepshead.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 50 head of Key West grunts and
sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 85 head of
vermilion snapper, black sea bass, Key West grunts and
a few small grouper. The nine-hour trips averaged 40
head of red and black grouper and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II reports mixed bags
of snook up to 30 inches, reds up to 34 inches and trout
of about 24 inches. He's also got some good news: tar-

Horseshoe winners for
May 11 pitch
Winners in the May 11 horseshoe games were Jim
Spencer and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria. Run-
ners-up were Bill Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Ron
Pepka of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.


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pon have been sighted in the Gulf in the past few days,
as well as cobia in the bays.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said he's hearing of
lots of snook being caught in the backwater. Cobia are
around the Skyway Bridge, permit are showing up on
the three-mile reef and they're still bringing back lots
of grouper farther offshore. George Reuss caught a 32-
inch snook and released 15 others, all in the same day.
Wow!
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching linesiders up
to 15 pounds and lots of smaller snook, too, plus red-
fish.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's caught and released
snook up to 35 inches long this week and has brought
in enough reds to really keep his charters happy.
On my boat Magic we've been catching reds up to
30 inches most trips. Snook fishing remains excellent
right now, too.
Capt. Tom Chaya said snook, redfish and trout
are hot right now.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook fishing
is better now than it has been in years. White bait is
easy to get right now, too. Offshore, look for grouper
angling to slow down a bit, but kingfish and cobia are
still being caught near shore.
Good luck and good fishing.

Drive a whaler
Boaters who have wanted to drive a Boston
Whaler can get their chance from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, at
Cannons Marina during Boston Whaler dealer
demo weekend.
Cannons will also offer food and beverages
for boaters at the marina, 6040 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., Longboat Key. For details, call 383-1311.


Lucky linesider hunter
Michael Steach proves that this is turning out to be a
great snook season with a pair of big ones he caught
in the Bay just off Longboat Key using shiners for
bait. They tipped the scales at 12 and eight pounds.
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PEACEFUL HOME on canal in a neighborhood where
homes reflect pride of ownership. Newer dock and
seawall. Ready for you to unlock the door and move
into. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. $289,000. #13798.


On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO ISLAND. 2BR/2B, screened patio, lake view,
washer/dryer. Two month minimum. Available now.
COQUINA BEACH CLUB. Lovely studio, Gulf view,
pool, washer and dryer. Weekly or monthly.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. 2BR/2B,
former model, lakeview, 2nd floor, washer/dryer.
Heated pool and tennis. Available monthly.


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NORTH END DUPLEX!!!
This duplex is located on the north end of Anna
Maria, just a short stroll to Bean Point. Each unit
faces opposite streets offering complete privacy.
1BR/1 BA each side. Desirable area of new homes.
Now offered at just $129,000.
BACK ON THE MARKET!!!



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KEY ROYALE BEAUTY
Well maintained 2BR/2BA home on wide canal com-
plete with large caged pool. Remodeled kitchen,
S dome lighting and new appliances. Open floor plan
S provides nice views of both pool and canal. Offered
t at just $219,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301 or
Ken Jackson at 778-6986.
s
Fran Maxon
y ( LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
Jn I 9701 Gulf Drive POBox717 -Anna Madia, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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Serving the Island
Sfrom the same
location since 1970.


6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
[] MLS 8 1-800-865-0800


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JUST LISTED
Newly built elevated 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria,
steps to beach and fishing pier. Bright, open floor plan,
tile floors, 3 + car garage, neat as a pin! $239,500.
WATER'S EDGE Direct Gulffront complex features
this 2BR/2BA unit with great water views from the
open porch area. Enjoy pool and tennis amenities as
well as miles of wide walking beach. $169,000.
FOR THE INVESTOR Six rental units on three large
lots with large inground pool. Great visibility from Gulf
Drive, central Holmes Beach location. $289,900.
WATERFRONT 4-plex in Anna Maria with dock
and natural walkway/steps leading to prime north
end beaches. All units furnished and excellent
rental history. $349,000.
CANALFRONT home in Anna Maria recently re-
modeled with many extras. 2BR/2BA with large deck
that stretches across the rear of the house and opens
to the bedrooms. Private back yard with view of natu-
ral mangrove settings. $259,000.


news than any other source.


OPEN HOUSES
Sunday MAY 19, 1996
1-4pm
203 Lakeview Drive, Anna Maria ... $199,500
3BR/3BA 2-story home on a large corner lot. Boat
docking privileges. Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
264 Gladiolus, Anna Maria ...... $165,500
2BR/1.5BA elevated home. Short walk to beach.
Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
512 68th Street, Holmes Beach ... $219,900
Canalfront home. 2BR/2BA, family room, dock, deep
water canal. Judy Duncan 778-0777, 778-1589 eves.
6250 Holmes Blvd. #66, Holmes Beach ... $164,900
North Beach Village. 3BR/2BA townhouse turnkey
fumished. Near pool, walk to beach. Mi Mi Summers
778-0770, 798-3247 eves.
7100 Gulf Drive #117, Holmes Beach ... $169,900
Nautilus. 2BR/2BA ground floor poolside unit, up-
dated interior. Turnkey furnished. Carol Williams
778-0777, 778-1718 eves.
3805 E. Bay Dr. #301, Holmes Beach ... $81,900
Sunbow Bay. 1BR/1BA corner condo. Furnished
turnkey, pool, tennis. Elfi Starrett 798-9716 eves.
1351 Perico Pt. Cir., PBC, Bradenton ... $210,000
3BR/2BA Bayfront unit. Hardwood floors, crown
moldings. Bill Allen 778-1620 eves.
6934 Arbor Oaks Cir., Bradenton ... $142,900
Arbor Oaks. 2 story, 3BR/2BA home open and spa-
cious, community pool, no yard work. Zee Catanese
778-0777, 794-8991 eves.
5623 15th Avenue West, Bradenton ... $69,900
Meadowcroft. 2BR/2BA condo with a lake view in
move-in condition. Clarke Williams 778-0777, 778-
1718 eves.
5400 34th St. W., Unit 14, Bradenton ... $58,000
Morton Village. 2BR/2BA 2nd floor corner unit. Carla
Price 778-0770, 778-5648 eves.
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REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS IE


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MUST SELL ANTIQUE side board, 2 twin poster
beds & chest. 778-2462.
CHILD CRAFT CRIB/youth bed, oak with drawers.
New $650, will sell for $300. 778-5419.
MUST SELL NEW Florida Matching sofa & loveseat,
white dining room set, lamps, bar stools, twin beds,
etc. Call 795-4806 or 778-1827.
MOVING SALE Queen size bed, headboard,
armoire, office chair, dry bar, bookcase, dinette,
tables, lamps, misc. Nothing over $50. 778-2991.


GARAGE SALE Sat., May 18, 10 2. Four bar
stools, desk, speakers, turntables, wedding gown
and veil 1 yr. old size 12, etc. 6250 Holmes Blvd.
#32, North Beach Village, Holmes Beach.
BABY WALKER, furniture, vacuum, desk, linens,
more. Fri. & Sat., May 17, & 18, 8-1. Westbay Cove
#244. Park on 6th Ave. 778-2692.
YARD SALE Sat., May 18,7:30-12. Household items,
refrigerator, furniture, picnic table, camping stove,
freezer, clothing, tools, misc. items. 781 Jacaranda.
GARAGE SALE/GIVEAWAY Fri. & Sat., May 17 &
18, 9 1. 306 66th Street, Holmes Beach.


FOUND PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES on Gulf
Drive and 27th St. Claim at Holmes Beach Police Dept.


PROTECT YOUR FAMILY Save up to 30% on your
health insurance. Also low cost term life insurance
available. Call Arnold 794-0567.

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


JULIE McCLURE

.- ^ Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

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


GULF FRONT!
Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on two Gulf lots! 1st floor
has living area, guest bedrooms, kitchen & 2 baths. Mas-
ter bedroom suite comprises complete 2nd floor! Includes
wet bar, jacuzzi & opens onto spacious deck overlooking
beautiful beach! Two cozy fireplaces, security system plus
a "little guest house". Call Marie Franklin today!


1957
MA_1E UC REAL ESTATE
REALTY "
We ARE t I and.'
VAO aUs d. PO eBx SW An. Mu.,l RoFid 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941)778-2259 Fax(941)778-2250


VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 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.


CONVERTIBLE 1987 RENAULT, yellow and tan,
36,000 mi., A/C, power windows and top, AM/FM
stereo cassette, excellent condition, sharp looking -
looks like BMW. $2,500. Call 778-5405.
1976 750cc HONDA automatic cycle. 17,000 miles,
good condition. New battery. Call (941) 778-1656.
1984 HONDA PRELUDE 5-speed, automatic,
sunroof. 65,000 miles, top condition. Detailed every
three months. New Cooper tires. Drives like new.
$3,500 OBO. 778-7978.
WANTED TO RENT garage or storage area large
enough for car. Needed June through November. On
or near Anna Maria Island. Rent negotiable. 778-1806.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
1981 HYDRASPORT-KEVLAR 22 ft. cutty, 150
Johnson. 778-2462 or see at 5 O'clock Marine, Pine
St., Anna Maria. 778-5577.
22 FT. ENTERPRISE open fish & trailer, no motor.
Rated up to 235 hp. Make offer. See at 507 59th St.,
Holmes Beach.


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ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT $149,000
3BR/1 1/2BA canalfront home in Anna Maria City.
Needs TLC. Wide canal, seawall, area of nice
homes. Room to expand. Great fixer-upper.

Call HELEN WHITE 778-2261
605C Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach


GULFVIEWS
2BR/2BA nearly new elevated home is close to the
Gulf in Holmes Beach. This home features 2 master
suites with extra large baths and nice views of the
Gulf. Many upgrades including Pella windows and
tile floors. Must be seen to be appreciated! Call Pat
Jackson eves. at 778-3301 or Ken Jackson eves. at
778-6986. Listed at $169,000.

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf DdvePO BX 717 Anna Mad, R. 3421
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


1991 KAYOT DECK BOAT 21 ft., canvas covers, top.
Excellent condition. 778-5352.
JET SKIS FOR RENT Cheap and fun, by the hour,
1/2 day or day. Doorside service. Call 941-778-4956
for more information.

SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
4

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

TEENAGER WANTED. Mature for yard work and
misc. in Anna Maria. Call 778-2896.
HOUSEKEEPER RELIABLE non smoker for
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast. 778-6335.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS needed for expanding of-
fices. Signing bonus, top commission split and sup-
port staff. Join the professionals at Wedebrock Real
Estate Co. Call Michael E. Nink, Broker for confiden-
tial interview. 383-5543.

RELIABLE INDEPENDENT non smoker required for
part-time work at Queen's Gate Motel in Bradenton
Beach. Duties include room cleaning and some ad-
ministrative work. Rate $7 hr. Please call 778-7153
for appointment, 10 -5.

HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED FT/PT Apply in per-
son at Four Winds Resort, 2605 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
LBK. See Kay.

WAIT STAFF AND PUB help needed. Apply in per-
son or call Tip of the Island, corner of Gulf Dr. at
Palmetto Ave. 778-3909.

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.



"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your
island property.
When buying or
selling...

I can make your
island dreams
A come true.

ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR

Wagner Realty Since 1939


778-1751
Evenings


2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
FL 34217


778-2246
Office


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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.

Doug -
Dowling .owuN
S409 Pin Av.
Realty e,.A.
alty Ann Marl
778-17222 22


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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!


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ADULT SITTER SERVICE in your home by L.P.N.
w/excellent references. Reliable care/supervision for
your loved one while you run errands, keep appoint-
ments or just take a break. Flex hours/weekends.
Call Jackie 792-5237.
MASSAGE THERAPY I travel to your home or office.
Neuromuscular therapy. Lic. # MA0018100. Call Lori
Manzella at (941) 748-8811.


JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
'THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Licensed,
bonded, experienced. Professional cleaning.
Homes, condos, rentals. Move in/out. Excellent ref-
erences. Beverly. 778-1945.


DEPENDABLE AND EXPERIENCED cleaning ser-
vice. Will do windows! Free estimates. Please call
Andrea at 778-0380.
CLEANING LADY WILL clean your house spot-
less. References, hourly rate. 316-3467 beeper,
leave number.

$8 AN HOUR GETS you the cleanest house on the
Island. Great references. Ask for Teresa 778-2085.
Also ironing and alterations.

"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3219.

MURALS AND PORTRAITS painted in oils by Alan
Dingman. Any photo realistically rendered. Murals
any style and size. Call 795-0344.

VACATION RENTAL ON World Wide Web. Adver-
tise your vacation rentals on the Intemet. One month
free until May 31. Call 778-8358.

NEVER WAX AGAIN save hundreds of dollars -
cars, boats, motor homes, trailers, etc. Free demo -
call 778-8654.

RELIABLE RETIRED PROFESSIONAL will house-
sit dogs and plants and supervise repair contractors
all summer. Please call (301) 432-4641.



Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"


Mi Mi Summers


Week, Month
Annual
* Cottages, Houses
Bungalows
Villas
Condominiums
Carla Price


SREALTORSO
5910 Marina Dr* Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
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.


CARPET, VINYL, CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed and
repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guaran-
teed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381 or
beeper 506-3297.


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 landscap-
ing and garden center. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.


IOL ES
BEACH

BUSINESS
CENTER


C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

SMini Storage
SRetail or Service
CALL NOW
778-2924
5347 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach


Te rd tlF raR l
5340-1 G Del a L


OLD FASHIONED CHARM
neat and clean 3BR/2BA
home with hardwood floors,
painted Island colors and
just a short walk to Gulf and
Bay. #CH12560. Reduced to
$145,300.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTORN/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist

MEXICAN VILLA ... 3BR/3.5BA custom built
townhouse with 2 fireplaces, master bath with 4 x 7
jacuzzi and large tiled shower. Gas heated pool sur-
rounded by lush landscaping. Steps to the beach.
#14412. $349,000. Call Michael Advocate, eves. 778-
0608 or Karin Stephan, eves. 388-1267.


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.
#DY12760.
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 ... 3BR/3BA w/some new furnish-
ings. Owner fin. and carpet allowance. $196,900.
ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT ... 22 units, 110'
Gulffront. #DY68061. $1,850,000.
BAYFRONT ... 3BD/2BA home with views. Acre
MOL w/trees. #DY13671. $209,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427


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

CANALFRONT HOME ... immaculate 3BR/2BA home on
a canal. Remodeled kitchen, Florida room w/fireplace.
Located on quiet cul-de-sac. #68627. $200,000. Call
Roni McCuddin Price, eves. 778-5585.
GREAT VIEW ... 2BR/2BA lakefront home with tile and
Berber carpet. Extra large storage shed/workshop area.
#68827. $78,500. Call Carol S. Heinze, 778-7246.


ISLAND PARADISE ... luxury 2/3BR condos on the
beach with panoramic views. $289,000. #KS12280.
MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD ... open floor plan w/
Bayviews, pool w/spa. #KS66278. $895,000.
WEST WINDS ... 2BR/2BA, Gulfview complex with
heated pool. #KS67250. $179,900.
KEY ROYALE ... 3BR/3BA w/fireplace, fruit trees, pool
& boat dock w/lift. #KS63811. $398,000.
PALMA SOLA ... 3BR/2BA home, lushly landscaped
& beautiful pool. #KS11761.. $149,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE ... 2BR/2BA turnkey, fabulous
views, steps to the beach. $165,000. #KS68414.
ANNA MARIA ... lot with quality Key West style
home and pool under construction. 3BR/2BA.
#KS12245. $279,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOR ... 3BR/2BA on deep water
canal w/boat dock, pool and spa. #KS68101. $418,000.
DOCKSIDE PLACE ... totally updated 2BR/2BA w/50'
dock out your back door and no bridges to Bay.
#KS67542. $235,000.


Karin Stephan
REALTOR" ]
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Pager:
215-5556
Fax: 941- 778-3035


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PERICO BAY ... 3BR/2BA overlooking Palma Sola Bay.
Many upgrades. #KS66624. $179,900.
LONGBOAT KEY ... 3BR/2.5BA home w/pool on canal
w/Bay access. #KS13327. $295,000.
BAYOU SOUND ... nestled between Gulf & Bay, 3BR/
2BA LBK home w/lap pool. #KS11736. $350,000.


NW AREA ... 3BR/2BA waterfront home w/fireplace,
caged pool & heated spa. #KS11532. $249,000.

7 NEW LISTINGS IN ONE WEEK
DUPLEX ... 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA. One block to the
beach. Long term tenants. #KS13934. $159,000.
DUPLEX ... 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1 BA close to the beach.
Too good to pass up. #KS13892. $110,000.
HOME ... 2BR/2BA with built-in jacuzzi. Privacy fence
and fruit trees. #KS13913. $159,000.
TRIPLEX ... Direct gulffront on two lots 3BR/1.5BA,
2BR/1BA and efficiency. Covered parking and a deck
on the Gulf. #KS14087. $750,000.
TRIPLEX ... 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1 BA close to the
beach with excellent rental history. #KS13966. $159,900.
LIDO BEACH CLUB ... super 2BR/2BA condo w/
heated pool, sauna, exercise room, on-site building
manager. #KS14051. $239,000.
SILK WOOD ... nice 2BR/2BA income-producing condo.
Close to shopping & restaurants. #KS14086. $49,900.


Proud corporate spons ors of Mote Marine Laboratory. Calf us for a br-chure anddiscount coupon.


GREATROOM OVERLOOKS CANAL
Beautiful, dramatic 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den. New:
paint, kitchen, bath, AC. Easy to see. $189,000.
Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me for the
BEST BUYS ON THE ISLAND ,.
Homes Investments Condos
PI"I GULFSTREAM REALTY
778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752 *


CALL US
If you want free home
delivery anywhere on
Anna Maria Island just
give us a call at
778-7978.
You may also call to
stop home delivery
if necessary.
Sorry, individual unit
delivery is not available at
mobile home parks or
condos but bulk drops
may be arranged.
ISLANDER
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lan \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Serice .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
tt AND SATISIFACTION

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

WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247

Protect your dog The only guaranteed way 755-3505
and have peace of mind. CaIlNVISIBLE FENCE
for an on-site appraisal. 755-3505
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REMODELING
ADDITIONS
XACT RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399
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Gary F. Deffenbaugh b
Ucened-Bonded-Insured E7 adeb, eVgl ff e
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
Auto-Home-Commercial
LOCKS Residential-Commercial
Interior & Exterior
REKEY INSTALL MASTER Interior&Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs r
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594 ASIS 778-5594 778-3468 I
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Painting
4Pressure Cleaning
Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
S20 Years
Experience
SHusband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


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Qua]i~ty Serv~l@ice 1
Exce[' llet efrece
Licensed Bonde


GRASS CUTTING 60 years experience. Commer-
cial, residential. By the cut or by the month. Retired,
want to keep active. Lowest prices. Call 779-2203.
RICK'S LAWN CARE Dependable service at a fair
price. Please call 795-0588.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191. 747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
THE I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remod-
eling, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott
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FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1 BA, private
lot and parking. Available for Memorial Holiday at $55
per night, includes phone and cable. 778-2832.
GULFFRONT GROUND FLOOR, 1BR/1BA condo.
Screened lanai, sundeck on private beach w/ hot
tub. $525 per wk. includes phone and cable. Avail-
able June 6. 778-2832.
SUMMER AT the Beach. Gulffront condo, 2BR/1 BA,
private beach, large pool. Low monthly or weekly
rates. No pets. 778-7323.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA elevated duplex apart-
ment with large garage. Apartment has outside deck
that overlooks small lake, washer/dryer hook-up.
$625 mo. plus utilities. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate
at (941) 778-1450.
BAYFRONT VIEW ANNUAL 1BR/1BA furnished
apartment, walk to beach, no pets, very clean. Must
see. $625 mo. plus deposit. 778-9639.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. Nice 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. Close to beach and shopping. $650 mo. 1st,
last, security, no pets. 778-0217.
HIDEAWAY PERFECT BAYVIEW between bridges.
Nice, quiet dead end street. 1st floor, 2BR, fully fur-
nished, annual, with dock. Also 2BR wk/mo and '97
season. No smoking or pets. 778-7107.
TAKING RESERVATIONS Summer vacation spe-
cials. Anna Maria waterfront next to City Pier.
Good swimming, fishing, excellent restaurants.
$250 to $350 weekly. Call Enchanted Shores
(941) 778-9188. 201 S. Bay.
SUMMER AND FALL RENTALS Gulffront condo.
Tennis, pool, jacuzzi and sauna. 794-8877.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA duplex in Anna Maria.
Quiet location, close to beach $600 mo. Wagner
Realty 778-2246.


2BR/1BA condo, new appliances, enclosed porch,
pool. On Bay and across the street from the Gulf.
Wagner Realty 778-2246.


BAYFRONT WITH BOAT DOCK. 2BR/1BA, turkey
fumished. Available weekly, monthly, seasonally, semi
annually. Walk to beach & restaurants. 778-9619.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Annual 1BR fur-
nished. Patio, pool, w/d. Available now. $650 mo. 211
S. Bay Bid. 778-2896.
ANNUAL RENTAL large 1BR/1BA. 203 2nd St.,
Bradenton Beach. 1 block to beach/fishing pier. Just
remodeled, water and garbage included. $500 mo.
(813) 874-0973.
SEASONAL RENTAL adorable cottage, 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, just remodeled. 1 block to beach/fish-
ing pier. 106 Church St., Bradenton Beach. $500 wk/
$1,500 mo. (813) 874-0973.
LONG TERM FURNISHED rentals available. Gulffront,
bayfront and in between. Prices from $550- $1,500 per
mo. Call Lisa at Wedebrock Real Estate 778-0700.
ONE BEDROOM UNFURNISHED, new carpet, re-
painted, nice. Two blocks from Gulf. $500 + electric-
ity. 2110 Ave. B. 778-6387.
SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR ground floor home, 100
yards to Gulf. Large lanai with spa. Also 1BR. Both
available now and for 1997 winter season, weekly or
monthly. Call 778-5246.
BEDROOM WITH SEPARATE bath across from
beach. Will share large 2BR/2BA apartment. Pre-
fer middle age or older woman. $275 per mo. in-
cludes all utilities except phone. Call 778-0019 for
more information.


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ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH furnished. 1BR/1BA
duplex, short block to beach. $550 mo. includes
water. No pets. 778-7765.
UNFURNISHED WATERFRONT 2BR/1BA apartment
close to shopping center in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH apartment.
Walk to beach & shopping. $600 mo. plus last & se-
curity, includes water and sewer. No pets. 778-1259
or 778-0405.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished. Carpet,
tile, cathedral ceilings. Like new! Great neighbor-
hood, close to the beach! $700 mo. First, last, secu-
rity, no pets 778-1144.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, white tile floors. $650 mo., $650
security. Call Mark at 778-2246 or eves. at 778-4126.
GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA, fireplace in top
floor master suite, decks, patio, tropical gardens.
Available May 23 on. Also January '97. $3,000 mo.,
$1,000 wk. 778-0990.
ANNA MARIA FURNISHED 2BR/1BA canal, dock.
May Oct. Weekly, monthly. One month or more
$700 plus electric. No pets. 778-5793.
BRIGHT CLEAN 2BR/2BA condo with pool, 1/2
block to beach. Available now for summer rental.
$450 $600 wk. 778-0510 or 778-4560.
LOVELY ISLAND DUPLEX available through Dec. 1,
1996 or 2BR starting at $575 mo. 778-3892 or 739-
6838. Completely furnished, big yard, screened
rooms, hot tub, etc.
SEASONAL RENTAL. Attractive Holmes Beach
rental. Guifview. Available through Dec. Weekly/
monthly. Reasonable. 778-4368.
RESPONSIBLE PROFESSIONAL woman seeks
quiet 2BR annual under $600. References. Days
778-7720 or eves. 351-3922.
COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE in Holmes
Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR rent on Anna Maria
Island. Approximately 1,340 sq. ft. Excellent location
- great visibility. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
MINI VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.
- Wed. or Mon. Thu. 2 people/4 nights from $135.
Kitchens. 500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Mo-
tel & Resort Complex. 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.


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.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA CONDO, Bayview, 1st
floor, $127,500 unfurnished.. New Concept Proper-
ties, Ron Wagner. 792-9314, eves. 792-5070.
ISLAND VILLAGE BY OWNER Sapcious 2BR/2BA
condo with view of Bay and Skyway Bridge. Short
walk to beach, beautifully decorated, 2 pools, tennis.
Priced for quick sale at $114,900. Open house Sun-
day, May 19, 1 -4. 778-5180.


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.
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.
ANNA MARIA waterfront home on Coconut Bayou,
less than one year new. 5,900 sf under roof, 4BR/
4BA, intercom, 4-car garage, den, wet bar, 31 x 22
great room with marble fireplace, white wood floor,
cathedral ceilings, 3 levels of deck, central vac. 7-
person spa, boat dock, large storage, custom carpet.
Owner/broker. Call 778-6155. Turnkey available.
Located 130 Hammock Road. $515,000. 778-6155.
WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA condo overlooking land-
scaped pool and Tampa Bay. New kitchen, freshly
decorated, second floor end unit, by appointment.
(800) 484-1692-9726.
4BR/3BA HOME WITH magnificent view of the Bay.
30 ft. dock with sailboat davit. 778-2766.
BAYFRONT WITH BOAT DOCK. 2BR/1BA, turnkey
fumished. Available weekly, monthly, seasonally, semi
annually. Walk to beach & restaurants. 778-9619.
DEEP WATER CANAL, direct Bay access, won-
derful view of Skyway, newly remodeled, 4BR/3BA
pool home. 526 75th St. $299,000. Brokers wel-
come 4%. 778-9252.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA furnished villa in mint
condition. Seller will pay maintenance fee of $201/
mo. through December 1996. $129,900. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
LACOSTA 2BR/2BA CONDO, top floor, Gulffront,
furnished, pool, tile floors, excellent condition.
$155,000 firm. (203) 272-3559 days, (860) 829-1352
eves./weekends.
BY OWNER KEY ROYALE. Pool and docking, 3BR/
2BA, turnkey furnished $235,000. Anna Maria, 3
story Key West style 3BR/2BA in quiet residential
area. 300 steps to beach, turnkey furnished.
$245,000. Motivated seller. 778-0283.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO Beautiful 2BR/2BA
top floor unit, nice on-site pool, gorgeous ceramic tile
floors, overlooks wide sandy beach and pristine sun-
sets. $189,000. Call Chard Winheim, Neal & Neal
Realtors.778-6743.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA 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.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Holmes Beach. 517 56th St.
Large, deep water dock, seawall, spectacular
bayview. 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub, decking,
tropical landscaping. Well cared for. $275,000 by
owner. 778-6747 or 366-7866.
WALK TO BEACH or play in the pool. 2BR/2BA
turnkey furnished condo. Excellent for vacations or
rentals. $105,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
Gulfstream 778-7777.


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Safe boating

requirements, or else
By Paul Roat
With Memorial Day fast approaching, it's the
time of year when most recreational boaters start
thinking about getting out on the water for some
fishing, skiing or cruising.
Before you hit the water, spend a few minutes
checking your vessel's equipment. It could save you
some aggravation and perhaps a fine.
Also before you go, be sure to make a "float
plan" let someone know your basic itinerary of
where you're going and how long you'll be gone. If
you run into trouble out there, the authorities will
know where to start looking for you.
Federal requirements for boaters are not difficult
to comply with, but based on the number of violations
documented each week in the U.S. Coast Guard "Coast
Lines" column in The Islander Bystander, many boat-
ers appear unaware of what they need to operate their
vessels safely and legally.
First, check your registration. June 1 is the an-
nual deadline to register all motor-powered boats in
Florida.


on the port side.
Registration may be done at any tax collector's
office, and remember that you must have the regis-
tration certificate on board at all times.
Remember the new state law that calls for all
vessels to carry one wearable personal flotation de-
vice, either type I, II, III or IV, for each person on
board. Boats longer than 16 feet must also have a
throwable life cushion or life ring.
Life jackets must be kept in an area that is
easily accessible not locked up, in other words
- and the throwable device should be immedi-
ately available. Remember, time spent rummaging
in a compartment could translate into a drowning
statistic if someone tumbles over the side.


Boat safety experts urge everyone on a boat to
wear a life jacket.
It's an excellent idea to make sure everyone
knows how to put on a personal flotation device,
make sure they are adjusted for the persons who will
be wearing it, and get in the water to test them.
Although some outboard motorboats are ex-
empt from fire extinguisher requirements, it's still
a good idea to have at least one on board. Vessels
with enclosed cabins less than 26 feet in length
are required to have one Coast Guard-approved
extinguisher, boats 26 to 40 feet long must have
two extinguishers and vessels more than 40 feet
in length must comply with federal standards for
fire prevention.
Most marine dealers can help determine what
type of extinguisher you need. Be sure to check that
the fire extinguisher is fully charged and undam-
aged.
Although boats less than 16 feet in length are not
required to have daytime visual distress devices, it
is a good idea to have some type of flare or "pyro-
technic visual distress signal" on board. A mirror is
a good idea, too the flash can be seen for miles.
Look for more tips in next week's edition.


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built pool home on deep water canal. Spa-
cious 3BR + den, 2.5BA, high vaulted ceil-
ings. Elegant indoor & outdoor living. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt 778-2261 or 778-4931.









PALMA SOLA AREA HOME REDUCED
$137,000 3BR/2BA family room. Florida room
solar hot water healer-elec auxiliary 2 car ga-
rage Lot 116 x 125 2000 sf air conditioned
area Cul-de-sac street Call Rose Schnoerr
778-7780 or 778-2261









KEY ROYALE POOL & DOCK $219,000
H BR/-BA canalfronr home vwi .rrrmmnrg pc.r.l
and bOal dock Low mainterance land: apirng
Full, lurnihed Very nice area Call HelC.r WhV i
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UNUSUAL KEY ROYALE HOME $349,000
2BR/2BA plus den & 1 BR/1 BA private guest quar-
ters. Tile floors, pool, screened porch, dock. 2 car
garage, low maintenance landscaping. Call Helen
White 778-2261 or 778-6956.









OVERLOOKS INTRACOASTAL $144,900
This 2BR/2 5BA has security entry elevator
pool, garage parking. lacuzzi boat dock & pri-
vate beach on Gulf Call Bill Bowman 778-2261
or 778 4619










ANNA MARIA ISLAND $199,000 3B: -E"
Aaieri.rot horre inr Arnna M.ara Cil, on cuJ d-
sac in nic rei-lerial area j -'al do-Ck and .*. .
Ieritr nr, deck lu i r 1131.r .ieA Call H.l.n ',',i'r,
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SAN REMO SHORES $289,000 This canal
home must be seen. 3BR/2BA, Spanish tile,
deck ground caged heated pool & spa. Land-
scaped, accent lighting. So MANY extras. Call
Bob or Lu Rhoden 778-2261 or 778-2692.









ISLAND FOUR PLEX $340,000 4 nice 2BR/
1 1/2 BA lonhouses Sleps to beach Priatee
courtyards 30A30 common sundeck on roof
Unils can be sold separately Call Chard
Winheim 778-2261 or 778-6743


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and decorated canalfront home on presti-
gious Key Royale. Private dock and only min-
utes away from Tampa Bay. Call Dick Maher
or Dave Jones 778-6791.


BAYFRONT CAGED POOL $395,000 3BR/
2BA home wilh gorgeous view of inlracoaslal
waterway Pad & boat davits on canal side Cul-
de-sac Very private Large lot Call Helen While
778-2261 or 778-6956


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