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Gunmen rob Holmes Beach store


By Paul Roat
A pair of robbers, one brandishing a gun, held up
a Holmes Beach convenience store Sunday and took an
undisclosed sum of money.
An unidentified customer who entered the store in
the midst of the robbery was ordered to the floor and
robbed of personal belongings, according to Holmes
Beach Detective Sergeant Nancy Rogers.
Rogers said the pair of robbers entered the Citgo
store, 3015 Gulf Drive, about 6:20 p.m. One went to the
beer cooler to distract the store clerk, Rogers said, and
the other went behind the counter and showed the clerk


Anna Maria

considers code

enforcement

position
By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Building Official, Director of
Public Works and Code Enforcement Officer Phil
Charnock may willingly give up the last of those three
hats.
At the urging of Mayor Chuck Shumard, the city
commission discussed creating a separate code en-
forcement position at its May 14 work session.
Shumard said that on a ride around town with
Charnock recently, seven people were spotted doing
work without permits.
"And that's just in one morning," said the mayor.
"I think we need a separate code enforcement officer."
Shumard said the job should probably be part-time.
When asked his opinion by Commissioner Robert
McElheny, Charnock said it's probably a full-time job.
Commissioner George McKay said he'd like to see
the Manatee County Sheriff s deputies who work for
the city play a more active role, "assisting as eyes and
ears" after some training.
"I don't think one person can do this alone," said
McKay, pointing out that "weekends are the biggest
problem."
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe said he often spots a lot
of work being done without permitting, from roofs to
driveways to additions.
"A lot of people here do their own work," said
Wolfe. "They don't know they need a permit. We have
to educate, too."
Commissioner Elaine Burkly said she agreed with
the need for another staffer but asked if the city's code
enforcement board members couldn't be called on for
help in the meantime.
Charnock explained that board members are not
appointed to act as code police and they are not allowed
to have prior knowledge of any incidents that might be
brought before them.
Complaints only reach that board if they can't be
resolved through the building department The board
has met only once in the last year, to elect officers and
adopt annual rules.
Shumard felt he had a consensus to "start looking
for possibilities."
"Both mechanically and economically," added
McKay.
The city of Holmes Beach has a separate, full-time
code enforcement officer who is paid $19,656 annu-
ally.
Bradenton Beach, like Anna Maria, handles its
code enforcement through the building official. How-
ever, there has been talk in that city for several months
about hiring a full-time code enforcement officer, al-
though no action has been taken.
Charnock's salary for the three-pronged position is
$35,000 per year.


a black semi-automatic handgun. Cash from the cash
drawer was removed, and the robbers left the scene in


a small light blue car with a temporary tag in the rear
window, possible a Honda or Accura.
One of the robbers was described as being a black
male, approximately 20 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches
tall, 145 pounds, short black hair and last seen wearing
a horizontally striped blue and white shirt.
The other robber was described as being a black
male, approximately 19 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches
tall, 150 pounds, short black hair and last seen wearing
a red sweat shirt.
Anyone with any information on the robbery is
asked to call Rogers, 778-7875.


CLASSY CASTLE GRACES THE SHORE

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Michael Mauradian of Holmes Beach called The Islander Bystander office one recent Monday afternoon,
saying he had a statement to make that would upstage the focus on three-city politics. He called his creation
"English Manors." Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


State money

pouring into

Bradenton Beach

almost
Bradenton Beach officials learned the checks are
- almost in the mail from the state for major im-
provements in the city.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
officials told Mayor Leroy Arnold a $100,000 grant for
improvements to the fishing pier appears to be assured.
The money will go toward creating a covered pavilion
at the end of the pier and other improvements to the
structure. A $33,000 city match to the state money will
be required.
Bigger news, and bigger money, comes from the
state Community Development Block Grant. Commu-
nity Redevelopment Agency Chair Clem Dryden said
no official notification has been made to the city as yet,
but state officials indicated Bradenton Beach would be
eligible for at least $429,000 or at best $500,000.
Final notification, Dryden said, should come by
early June.
Work expected to be done with the CDBG grant
are improvements to the city parking lot between
Bridge Street and First Street North as well as side-
walks, improved lighting and landscaping through the
Historic Old-Town district, generally from Cortez
Road south to Third Street South.


The Islander Bystander
will be

CLOSED

Monday, May 27 for
Memorial Day.
Classified ads must be
submitted no later than
noon Saturday, May 25.








SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Bridge decision ............................................... 4
Opinions ....... .................... ................. 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Stir-it-up .................................... ............... 1
School Daze............................................... 19
Streetlife ................................... ................ 20
Coast Lines .................... ..................... 21
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 22
Crossword puzzle..................................... 24
Island Poet .................................................... 25


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


MAY 23, 1996


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KM PAGE 2 N MAY 23, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Mayor to respond to queries within 30 days


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy Arnold and the city
council have agreed to respond to 20 wide-ranging
questions from a civic organization within 30 days.
The questions were posed by former Mayor Katie
Pierola as chairperson of the Committee for the Con-
tinued Improvement & Unity in Bradenton Beach. The
committee "is comprised of members who represent a
broad spectrum of citizens and business owners in
Bradenton Beach," Pierola said.
Pierola had originally hoped to receive answers to
the questions at last Thursday's city council meeting.
However, after a brief confrontation between Arnold
and Pierola, Councilman John Kaufmann said, "Obvi-
ously, we're not going to get anywhere with this to-
night. I suggest you go through the list, submit the
questions to the mayor and council and let us answer
them within 30 days."
The confrontation centered on a meeting Pierola
attempted to set up with Arnold in late March. Pierola
had requested the meeting with Arnold, who agreed,
then later canceled the sit-down "because I knew you
were going to want me to resign," Arnold said.
When Pierola paused after asking the first question,
Arnold said, "Are you going to start interrogating me?"
No, Pierola replied, we just want the questions
answered.
That apparently will happen by the end of next
month.

Pool poll underway
Petitions are now circulating on the Island offering
residents an opportunity to voice an opinion on financ-
ing and construction of a municipal swimming pool in
Holmes Beach.
Ursula Stemm, a Holmes Beach resident, says,
"The community pool could provide a location for low-
impact exercise and a supervised place for children of
all ages to gather for a stronger sense of community."
The petition, directed to the City of Holmes Beach,
requests the three Island cities, along with public con-
tributions, provide financing. It describes overhead
costs that would be funded in an "equitable match" by
the cities and public membership in the pool.
The petitions are available for signature in Holmes
Beach at Home True Value Hardware, Island Foods,
Island Package Liquor, Paradise Bagels, Circle K
(5400 Gulf Drive), Island Florist and Peaches Ice
Cream or call Stemm at 778-7675.


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Coast Guard to the rescue
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division VIII recognized
National Safe Boating Week May 18 with a festival at
Coquina Bayside Park. On hand from Station Cortez to
give boat tours and talk safety were, from left, Fireman
Apprentice April O'Kelly, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason
Hofstad, Seaman Jason J. Boop, Petty Officer 3rd Class
Erik Andrews and mascot Tasha.


The following questions were posed to
Mayor Leroy Arnold and the Bradenton Beach
City Council by Katie Pierola, former mayor and
chairperson of the Committee for the Continued
Improvement & Unity of Bradenton Beach.
What is the status of the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation improvement program re-
garding the drainage problems on Cortez Beach,
Gulf Drive near city hall and at the S-curve at
22nd Street and Gulf Drive?
What progress is being made on the prior-
ity list the city sent to DOT after all the work that
was done on the 789 Task Force?
What is the status of the Florida Recreation
Assistance Program concerning the next grant
cycle for the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier?
What is happening with the amendment to
the Save Our Coast Beach Access Initiative Pro-
gram on the fourth beach lot at the beach-access
park (Katie Pierola Sunset Park)?
Is Bradenton Beach helping the county to
obtain emergency funding to fix the damage done
by Hurricane Opal at the hot spots on the beach?
What is the status of the third cycle of the
community development block grant?
What is the status of securing grant money
from the state to pay for the comprehensive plan
review process for 1997?
What is the status of the surveying of city
streets to determine city ownership versus resi-
dent ownership?
What is the status of educating citizens on
emergency evacuation and re-entry concerning
storm disasters? As mayor and council members,
do you know your specific duties and responsi-
bilities in case of disaster and re-entry to the city?
Mr. Mayor, in your campaign literature you
said you wanted to "encourage vigorous citizen
participation in all of the public business." What


have you done to encourage such participation?
Mr. Mayor, please explain what you meant
in your campaign literature that "my door is al-
ways open." What hours are you available to citi-
zens and visitors at city hall? What days and
hours can you be reached by phone at home?
What programs are in process to reduce
property taxes in Bradenton Beach? Are you
planning to attend budget meetings of the county
and school districts, which receive 83 percent of
our tax dollars, since only 12 percent of our prop-
erty tax dollars remain in Bradenton Beach?
What organizational programs have you es-
tablished to pursue the numerous grant funds
available to our city through county, state, federal
and private sources?
Who is representing the city at county com-
mission meetings to study and research matters
pertaining to and affecting our city's current and
future interests?
What is being done to find possible sources
of new revenue for our city to relieve the prop-
erty tax burden?
How are inquiries about the city from po-
tential residential and commercial investors be-
ing handled?
Who stays in contact with and represents
our city with the Manatee County Department of
Community Affairs?
Has the Bradenton Beach Civic Association
and the Bradenton Beach Business Owners Asso-
ciation been contacted to help in furthering cur-
rent or future goals for the city, or are there plans
to do so?
Are there plans to establish new budget cat-
egories for long-term goals implementation?
Have there been any workshops with city
boards to learn of their concerns, needs or future
plans, or are there plans to do so?


Station Clearwater sent
out its helicopter for the
always exciting in-water
rescue demonstration that
whipped up the water and
drew cheers from the
crowd. Islander Photos:
Cynthia Finn.


And the questions are ...


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MAY 23, 1996 M PAGE 3 MM

Brockman gets permanent Chamber position


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
After serving as interim executive director of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for four
months, Mary Ann Brockman will fill the position per-
manently.
The Chamber board voted unanimously at its May
15 meeting to offer Brockman the job. She will nego-
tiate with the executive officers for a salary not to ex-
ceed her present pay of $20,800 per year and a medi-
cal package up to $150 per month with a review in six
months.
Brockman, who has been involved with the Cham-
ber since its start in 1978, is a former board president
and was one of 24 applicants for the job. That field was
narrowed down to three by the executive officers act-
ing as a search committee to replace former Executive
Director Darcy Lee Marquis.
One finalist did not show up for an interview.
The other, Charles E. Snook of Cape Coral, was an


extremely strong candidate with 25 years of cham-
bers of commerce experience, according to verbal
reports from the search committee. That committee
did not make a recommendation to hire Brockman or
Snook but left the decision
to the board as a whole.
First Vice President
Don Howard cautioned the -
board that a man with .
Snook's background would
expect a serious "working"
commitment from Chamber
members.
"If we don't commit,
he might be gone and we Brockman
would have lost Mary
Ann," said Howard.
Second Vice President T. Dolly Young said she
was "definitely in favor of Mary Ann," with Snook as
a second choice. She said Brockman "has been ex-


Gender challenge may end in

Holmes Beach via 'commission'


Members of the Holmes Beach Charter Re-
view Commission voted unanimously to recom-
mend the city council change its name to be a city
commission.
The change is in response to a request by
Councilman Don Maloney, who noted the diffi-
culties in determining titles for members of coun-
cil.
Maloney requested the current move toward
gender neutrality because, he said, "It is difficult
to satisfy everyone with a single title that would
cover all of those who sit on councils. Some -
very few of both sexes are happy being referred
to as councilmen. Others prefer being recognized


as council members or council persons. Some, as
you might imagine, like councilwoman best of all."
Maloney said, "As members of a commission,
all are easily called commissioners, regardless of
gender. Most of Florida's city legislative bodies
have already chosen this solution, and I ask you to
help us join them."
All recommended changes will be discussed at
public hearings in the fall. Final recommendations
will go before voters in the spring.
On May 30 at 2 p.m., the charter review com-
mission will resume discussion of the city manager
form of government as well as other forms of mu-
nicipal government.


tremely resourceful much more than I expected of
an interim director."
Brockman is a former president of Coconuts Man-
agement Inc. of Holmes Beach where she was involved
from 1984 to 1995. From 1977 to 1984 she was the
owner/operator of the Harbor Lights Motel in
Bradenton Beach.
Although she was not interestedinitially in serving as
the permanent executive director, Brockman wrote in a
May 1 letter to the board that her work the last four months
and the "strong amount of support and appreciation
shown" by the board convinced her that she has "the per-
sonality and leadership abilities to handle" the job.
"I'm excited about the direction the Chamber is
taking in the business community and am anxious to be
a part of this activity," she said.



Anna Maria City
5/28, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
5/28, 1 p.m., Employee Benefit Manual review
5/29, 6:30 p.m., Charter Review Board

Holmes Beach
5/23, 9 am., Planning Commission
5/30, 9 am., Planning Commission
5/30, 2 p.m., Charter Review Commission
discussion of city manager form of govern-
ment
5/30, 7:30 p.m., Council work session on
residential rental restrictions

Of Interest
5/23, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic Associa-
tion, Bradenton Beach City Hall.

All city offices will be closed May 27 in honor
of Memorial Day.


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Orders denying dredge and fill permits

for megabridge less than decisive


By Paul Roat
Analysis
Although the megabridge battle appears over, it
was by no means a decisive win for Islanders opposed
to the high, fixed-span bridge.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Secretary Virginia Wetherell's orders to the Florida
Department of Transportation on the adverse environ-
mental impacts posed by the proposed bridge across
Anna Maria Sound state the threat to manatees would
indeed increase if the bridge were built.
She also agreed DOT failed to provide assurances
the water quality in the area would not degrade.
And Wetherell agreed with Robert Meale, hearing
officer with the Florida Division of Administrative
Hearings, that recreation fishing, walking, jogging
and the like would be adversely impacted with a
higher bridge, and that navigation under the bridge
would be adversely affected, especially for bigger sail-
boats with masts higher than the 65-foot clearance of
the proposed bridge.
But that's about all she allowed.
Questions on the DOT seagrass mitigation plan,
questions that Meale called "speculative at best,"
Wetherell found to be sufficient to meet DEP stan-
dards.
She also agreed with DOT that Island ambience is
not an issue.
A summation of Wetherell's order states:
"I find that on one hand the proposed project will
have a slight but temporary adverse affect on the mana-
tee, will have a slight adverse impact on navigation of
sailboats, and will have a slight adverse impact on fish-
ing and recreational values of the site. Since the project


is relatively permanent, these adverse impacts will also
be permanent except for the effect on manatees.
"On the other hand, there is no adverse impact
on public health, safety or welfare or the property of
others, no adverse impact on the current condition
and relative value of functions being performed by
the areas affected, no adverse impact on significant
historical or archaeological resources and no adverse
impact on marine productivity. I am concerned about
the potential for increased risk of manatee impacts
with boats, but I note that the affect will be tempo-
rary.
"I also accord significant weight to DOT's ex-
pertise in determining that the proposed bridge will
improve public safety and serve an important pub-
lic need. When I consider and balance these factors
... I conclude that the proposed project is clearly in
the public interest.
"In order for the [dredge and fill] permit to be is-
sued, DOT has to provide reasonable assurance that
the proposed project will not violate water quality
standards and that it is clearly in the public interest.
Although DOT has provided reasonable assurance
that the proposed project is clearly in the public in-
terest, DOT has failed to provide reasonable assur-
ance that the project would not ... lower ambient
water quality in Sarasota Pass, an Outstanding
Florida Water. Therefore the permit must be de-
nied."
Wetherell directed her orders to 14 specific points.
On some she ruled in favor of Meale's recommended
orders; others were overruled in favor of exceptions
found by DOT or DEP attorneys.
The points included the following.


Necessity and 'no-project, no-
build' alternatives
Wetherell's orders state the DOT does not have to
prove the need for a project prior to building it, based
on a wealth of case law. She also ruled that elimination
or reduction of the project is not a significant part of the
process.
As she wrote, "A requirement for consideration of
a no-project alternative would always avoid the adverse
impact, of course, but would obviate the need for any
permit and would be a virtual ban on dredge and fill
activities in all but the most extraordinary cases."

Public welfare, public trust
Florida law calls for projects on a scale of the re-
placement bridge at Manatee Avenue be weighed
against several factors, called the public interest test.
Those factors deal with whether the project would ad-
versely affect the public health, safety and welfare,
what impacts the project would have on wildlife, im-
pacts to navigation, whether it is temporary or perma-
nent, impacts on historical resources and other areas.
Wetherell said that the courts have ruled that DEP
officials cannot weigh any health and safety concerns
other than those dealing expressly with the environ-
ment, "although the context of the impacts must be
broadly construed."
She rejected Meale's findings that Islanders were
"unhappy" with the bridge project as conclusions and
rejected them. "As a practical matter, determining
whether the general public was 'happy' with a pro-
posed project would require an expertly designed pub-
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lic opinion poll, a matter far beyond the expertise of the
DEP," Wetherell wrote.

Public safety in
dredge and fill permitting
DOT concluded that department is the sole agency
to determine whether a project must receive a dredge
and fill permit. Wetherell disagreed, siding with Meale
that the DEP has the responsibility to determine cor-
rectness of a project and its impacts on the environ-
ment.
"I do, however, recognize DOT's expertise in de-
sign of roadways, including safety considerations in
such designs, and I agree that DOT has the primary
authority and responsibility for safety in road and
bridge design," Wetherell wrote.

Water quality
Florida law is very clear when it comes to degrad-
ing waters classes as "outstanding," as Sarasota Pass is
designated: "the existing ambient water quality within
Outstanding Florida Waters will not be lowered."
DOT has the burden of convincing the hearing of-
ficer that the project would not degrade the water. DOT
did not prove that statement; Wetherell said in a piv-
otal section in her orders.

Stormwater
Rainwater that falls on the Anna Maria Island
Bridge runs directly into Anna Maria Sound without
any treatment or filtration. Despite that fact, the South-
west Florida Water Management District issued a per-
mit for the bridge without any significant increase in
stormwater treatment other than for the extra roadway
length and width the new bridge would have over and
above the current span.
Wetherell said that Swiftmud's permit approval
was out of the DEP's purview and determined
stormwater runoff was not relevant to her order.

Seagrass
Meale estimated and Wetherell agreed that
more than two acres of seagrass would be destroyed by
the erection of the new bridge. DOT officials stated that


seagrasses would begin to grow at the site of the old
bridge once it was removed and that replanting efforts
at a nearby area would serve to mitigate the seagrass
loss, although the replanting was questioned by Meale
as inadequate.
Wetherell wrote that on going five-year monitor-
ing of seagrass growth was adequate and DOTs assur-
ances that further recolonization of seagrass would take
place was sufficient She struck many of Meale's con-
cerns about shading of the new bridge and that impact
on seagrasses as being substantiated in the hearing
record, although she upheld his estimates that at least
two acres of seagrass would be destroyed and that the
DOT mitigation plan "promises uncertain benefits."

Seagrass mitigation
Wetherell wrote that the DOT seagrass mitigation
plan "is sufficiently specific to provide reasonable as-
surance of success. The record shows that a transplant
survival rate of 50 percent or more is expected, that
there have been other successful seagrass beds created
with the transplant method to be used and that with
survival rates of 50 percent or more a persistent
seagrass meadow will be formed in about two years."

Manatees
Meale's recommended orders stated that construc-
tion at either end of the bridge would tend to congre-
gate manatees in the Intracoastal Waterway where they
would be more likely to encounter boats and come to
harm from boat collisions. Wetherell agreed, adding
that the risk of extinction of the already-endangered
manatees would be heightened if the bridge construc-
tion were to take place.

High winds
Wetherell indicated that the testimony on impacts
to motorists in high winds was conflicting. Dr. Bob
Sheets, former head of the National Hurricane Center,
had originally indicated that higher bridges would have
higher winds at the roadbed than lower bridges and
would therefore be forced to close earlier than lower
spans, hampering evacuation during storms.
Sheets somewhat recanted his statements during
the hearings, stating that higher bridges would not see
a significant change in closure times, then testified that


a difference of 10 to 20 minutes could theoretically
occur. Wetherell agreed with this estimate.

Fishing, walking, jogging and
biking on the bridge
"The record contains competent substantial evi-
dence that the proposed bridge will be too high for fish-
ing and that recreational use for walking, jogging and
biking will be adversely affected," Wetherell wrote in
her orders.

DOT design standards
Meale wrote and Wetherell agreed that
"DOT has not proved that the applicable design stan-
dards [of the new bridge] mandate the widening of
the existing bridge to add shoulders. DOT proposes
to construct a new bridge to replace an existing
bridge with a good safety record, largely to add
shoulders to the bridge roadway. However, the pro-
posed project has extensive environmental impacts
to the seagrass, on which the health of the Outstand-
ing Florida Waters and estuarine system of Sarasota
Pass depends. The area is heavily used by the endan-
gered manatee. And the proposed bridge is widely
rejected as unsuitable by the island community that
it would largely serve."
DOT also said the old bridge does not meet current
ship impact standards. Wetherell rejected that claim
due to a lack of supporting testimony.

Navigation
Vessel navigation through the new bridge would be
impeded, Meale wrote, due to the inability of sailboats
with masts higher than 65 feet to pass under the span.
Wetherell concurred that navigation would be im-
peded.

What's next?
Wetherell's orders denying the dredge and fill per-
mit for the bridge may be appealed by the DOT in ap-
pellate court. It is expected that any appeal will not take
place until DOT Secretary Ben Watts issues his final
orders on the second phase of the hearings, the phase
dealing with how the DOT planned for the design of the
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Bridge Q & A
When is good news no news at all? Apparently
when it's news about the doings and undoings by a
Florida state agency.
Last week's news about the permit denial for a
megabridge to Anna Maria Island might be more suited
for the bird cage than reading.
It sounded good on the surface. Save Anna Maria's
attorney, David Levin, called it a "win."
But Virginia Wetherell's watered-down permit
denial may be the worst news yet for Islanders, accord-
ing to at least one staff member at the Department of
Environmental Protection, the agency she heads.
A lack of comment from the Department of Trans-
portation offers volumes more in insight. DOT obvi-
ously waits in the shadows, ready to pounce on the
opportunity provided by Wetherell.
It's been DOT versus DEP all along. Save Anna
Maria was merely a pawn on the game board. DEP
used SAM to hold off the enemy and lead their team
into battle, but in the end, the players at DEP have
found themselves helpless.
It was from within that their battle was lost.
What battle? The battle of environmentalists, sci-
entists and engineers at DEP to fight permitting the
construction of a high-rise bridge to Anna Maria Island.
Wetherell clearly made recommendations in her
denial contrary to her staff's effort and contrary to the
order of a state hearing officer.
While she denied DOT the permit for its lack of a
water quality study, she said DOT had met the criteria on
public interest (health, safety and welfare) and had offered
sufficient mitigation of mangroves and seagrasses.
DEP's George Craciun said "DOT won'thave aprob-
lem meeting the water quality criteria and when they do,
we'll have no other grounds for denial."
We're left to wonder what possible purpose a state
administrative hearing could have if an agency can gut the
resulting order. Why bother with the exercise, the law-
yers and months of testimony and hearings?
Call it premonition or foreboding, but when Gov.
Lawton Chiles and the cabinet voted against Florida
Power and Light's request to bum Orimulsion at its
Parrish, we experienced a few tremulous moments in
anticipation of Wetherell's decision.
After all, if the governor can vote against the recom-
mendation of nearly every state agency involved on
Orimulsion, we reasoned, then Wetherell may have the
gumption needed to oppose the hearing officer's recom-
mendation.
Sorry, but we feared it would be coming.
We didn't have "all the facts" last week when we
reported there would be "no megabridge." This week
it looks like the denial is not as solid as we could hope.


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Reef Reacher's all right
This letter is in reference to recent articles in your
publication about the charter boat ReefReacher.
We the undersigned have hired the Reef Reacher
with Phil Shields as captain over a two-year period of
time and as recently as three weeks ago. In every in-
stance we were impressed by Captain Shields' knowl-
edge and professional attitude.
We have complete trust in him to take us 25 miles
into the Gulf for a full day of grouper fishing. We are
all native to the West Coast of Florida and are well
familiar with the area of Anna Maria Island. We are
also looking forward to our next charter in July of this
year.
As you know, any job you may do well always
goes unnoticed, never with a compliment. But as soon
as mishaps occur, that is when everyone hears and
knows your name, sometimes with much publicity,
most of the time unjustly without all the facts. We just
want to balance things out.
John Bitetto, Larry Wright, Art Jones, Jeb Tanner
and Ed Hinson, Seffner, Fla.
Editor's note: Recent stories about Reef Reacher fo-
cused on a charter with Shield's hired captain, Roy
Salgado, that remains under investigation by the U.S.
Coast Guard.

Congratulations, Holmes Beach
Kudos abound for those of you who have been
fighting the bands at the Anchor Inn. You've actually
gotten a business owner to relinquish his constitutional
right to provide entertainment in a bar setting. (Keep in
mind that no noise level violation has ever been re-
corded.)
It sounds as if we're not going to stop there. Now
we're going to go after Shells restaurant? Let's go af-
ter all of them. What about the Beach House and the
Sandbar? (Or is that too big a fish to tackle?)
Eventually we can all just sit at home and watch
reruns on TV. But don't turn the sound too loud. Big
Brother is listening and dialing.
The owners of the Anchor Inn and Shells run
very fine businesses that Holmes Beach can and
should be proud of. These are the first two places we


take our visitors to and our visitors are always
treated like family.
In conclusion, we would like to thank the Anchor
and Shells for providing our friends and family with the
hospitality of the Island. Don't let a couple of prudes
change the atmosphere of Holmes Beach.
John and Kathy Clarke, Holmes Beach

'Remember When'
won't be forgotten
Many, many thanks to all the people who helped
make the Anna Maria Historical Society's "Remember
When" dinner a smashing success.
To Elaine Burkly, Marge Ebel and Pat Kenney, who
directed the musical numbers, we appreciate all the hours
of rehearsals. Accolades to Bubba Stewart and Gloria Hall
who gave out the door prizes and Roy and Dottie
McChesney, our talented masters of ceremony.
We thank all the Island merchants who generously
donated a wide variety of prizes. Other wonderful do-
nations were given by Elnora Worth, two quilted wall
hangings; Rob Reiber, a stunning watercolor painting
of the Island Museum; and Al Burkly, his innovative
Chutty golf club.
"Remember When" was a team effort and seem-
ingly everyone loved it. I was completely taken by sur-
prise when presented with a lovely porcelain vase with
a painting of our famous beach couple by the noted Is-
land china painter Helen DeForge. It will be one of my
most cherished possessions.
Carolyne Norwood, Anna Maria City

Great picture of art display
How very kind of The Islander Bystander to send
Cynthia Finn to do a photograph and news paragraph
about my art show at the Island Branch Library.
I thought the picture was very good and have had
so many comments on the article. I know several
people have told me they saw the picture and came
because of it
Your support is very much appreciated.
Please extend my thanks to Cynthia Finn. I truly
appreciate her work.
Dee Eagler, Holmes Beach


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THOSE WERE THE FAYS
Part 3, A Spy for Uncle Sam
by June Alder


The opulent Tampa Bay Hotel on the banks of the Hillsborough boasted an
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(top left corner).


BICYCLE SPY


Eighteen-year-old Mabel Will-
iams, daughter of the Port Tampa
Postmaster, enjoyed an exciting social
life when the U.S. Army came to town
in the spring of 1898. As a post office
employee she met many a young, lone-
some soldier who pursued her. But
romance took a back seat when she
entered upon a "secret mission" for
Army Gen. William Shafter.
The nature of her mission is re-
vealed in the third installment of her
memoir written in 1937.

By Mabel C. Bean
One Sunday morning I came
downstairs at my home all dressed to
go to Sunday School. I remember dis-
tinctly that I had on a dainty new blue
muslin dress and my dark curls were
tied at the back with a big blue ribbon
bow. My youth and health and happi-
ness, with the help of pretty clothes,
made up for whatever lack of beauty I
had and that morning I was feeling
well pleased with myself and the
world.
My parents were sitting in the par-
lor talking with a distinguished look-
ing gentleman in uniform, and they
called me in and introduced me to
their old friend Col. Groesbeck.
My mother told me that Col.
Groesbeck had come to talk to my fa-
ther about some very secret and seri-
ous work that Gen. Shafter (com-
mander of the expeditionary force to
Cuba) wanted to have done for the
government and that they had decided
that I was the one to do it. (My father
could not do it without being sus-
pected, they said, and besides, he
could not be absent from the post of-
fice.)
What I was told rather startled and
frightened me at first.
I was already a government em-
ployee and would not give up my
other work; my mother would take


charge of it for me when I had to be
absent. I would not get any other pay
than my post office work provided
and I would have nothing from any-
one to show what my service was to
be. It was simply to be an agreement
between Gen. Shafter, Col.
Groesbeck and my father.
I was to do secret service work for
Gen. Shafter and report to him in per-
son. I really did not want to do it but
I always tried to please my father so
I soon set out upon my task and fol-
lowed instructions.
I became a government spy.
The War Department in Washing-
ton had learned that certain Spaniards
in Port Tampa were suspected of
sending to Spanish authorities letters,
photographs and information about
Fort Dade and Fort DeSoto on
Egmont and Mullet Keys and other
details regarding military encamp-
ments in and around Tampa. I was
told to watch these two men as closely
as I possibly could and report their
actions.
Without the other workers in the
post office seeing me I took from the
mail everything to and from these two
suspects. I delivered it all to Gen.
Shafter at his headquarters at the
Tampa Bay Hotel.
I translated the letters from Span-
ish into English and read them to the
general. I engaged the two Spaniards
in conversation when they came to the
post office, and I followed them on
my bicycle, sometimes to Port Tampa
where I would go on some pretext of
an errand for my father, sometimes on
the train to Tampa.
To say that I was thrilled with the
excitement of it all would be putting
it mildly. I felt I was living in
storybook land.
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Ambulance plan scares resident
If peak demand staffing, Manatee County's proposed
ambulance coordination plan, would have been in effect
in October 1994 my husband wouldn't be here.
His heart just stopped. I dialed 911 and EMS was
at our home by the time I ran and opened the door -
within two to three minutes at 11:15 p.m.
The paramedics worked on him all the way to the
hospital where the hospital staff took over and put a pace-
maker in. He wasn't breathing when they got to the hos-
pital. If the paramedics would have had to come from
anywhere but the Island, he wouldn't have made it
When my mother fell and was laying in a pool of
blood, the paramedics were right there.
Having these fine, efficient, caring and very pro-
fessional people so close at hand when needed gives us
all a great sense of security.
It is an awful scary feeling to-think if we have an
accident or heart attack, we may die because help to the
other side of town is somewhere on the other side of the
bridge which may be up.
Mrs. Bert Milks, Bradenton Beach
Marina miracles?
Reverend Bazzy believes in miracles.
He can transform 24 into 86.
Reverend Bazzy, pastor of Unity of Manatee
Church and owner of Bradenton Beach Marina, agreed
to stipulations that his "open-air concession stand"
would have 24 seats. There are 86.
Reverend Bazzy said, "It is not a restaurant and it
is not a bar." What do you call a joint that serves up
beer, wine, shrimp, oysters and burgers? Amen.
Reverend Bazzy, while doing the Lord's business
in Bradenton Beach:
Sues residents and the city of Bradenton Beach
opposed to expansion of his marina.
Constructs illegal outdoor boat rack in viola-
tion of agreement with the city. "I forgot about that
condition," confessed Bazzy.
Accrues complaints by residents of illegal
shoreline filling.
Is responsible for complaints from neighbors
regarding an oil slick accident.
Sprays and sands boats outdoors in violation of
a city agreement.
Violates minimum parking spaces agreement.
Generates complaints from chlorine leaks
and fumes from illegal boat cleaning near a
neighbor's property.
Will Mayor Leroy Arnold and council members
seize back control of Bradenton Beach from Reverend
Allan Bazzy?
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It's a place that you just can't forget.
My husband Jim and I are frequent visitors to Anna
Maria Island. We love the beach, the pier, the sunny
weather and, of course, the pelicans. You don't see too
many of those in Pittsburgh.
Unfortunately, like many snow birds, we never
seem to have enough time to spend in your little piece
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never ceases to amaze us. It's always standing room
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you're in a four-star restaurant instead of a place that
specializes in draft beer and cheeseburgers.
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charm to seeing the sun-bleached ball caps and aluminum-
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Our favorite decoration is the faded poster of the
overweight, bikini-clad woman surrounded by beer
cans. It's become an old friend.
But what keeps us coming back is Duffy's itself.
You can't find that kind of ambience. Where else
would you find Pat or Peg yelling out "here are your
burgers" over chattering customers and the ever-
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It's a nice memory for us to have on a cold Febru-
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Councilwoman 'concerned'
I was very concerned to read in last week's Is-
lander Bystander regarding Mayor VanWagoner stat-
ing that Holmes Beach may decide not to participate in
the Island Transportation Planning Organization
(ITPO) due to the current chairmanship.
The mayor has never discussed this with the
Holmes Beach Council. He is representing the city
council, not himself. Former Mayors Pat Geyer, Katie
Pierola and the late Ray Simches worked many hours
to get the cities together to be able to discuss transpor-
tation issues that affected the entire Island.
I'm disappointed that our new mayor thinks he can
threaten the organization without input from the body
he represents. I support the bylaws of the ITPO and
encourage all elected officials to play by the rules and
not get angry because they are not in charge.
Don't forget that this is the new mayor that doesn't
feel cellular phones have a place on the Island and resi-
dents don't have a right to put fences in their back yards.
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Manatee County's Water
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By Mike Patterson, Holmes Beach
I think that the biggest problem Manatee
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there have been disasters in our water, man-made.
and by nature, that have damaged our water sup-
ply. The Gulf of Mexico, Manatee River and
Tampa Bay have all been affected.
These are some examples of man hurting our
water supply. Two years ago an oil tanker caught
on fire at the mouth of Tampa Bay spilling gal-
lons of oil. Not only was the water hurt, but the
animals also. Another example is every time
somebody uses weed killer, pesticides, or any
harmful chemicals on a lawn, rain water run off
can carry them away. They could go to any ma-
jor body of water through creeks or streams that
flow into larger bodies of water. Those were just -
a few examples of man's contribution to water
pollution in Manatee County.
Nature also plays its role in water pollution.
Just a year ago red tide killed many fish and other
water life when it swept through here. It could
have left harmful deposits on the ocean floor that
scientists don't know about.
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Fire commission to study providing EMS service to district


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Fire Commission voted last week
to study the feasibility of providing emergency medi-
cal service to the district.
The request for the study was made by Bill Mullon
of the Island Democratic Club. Mullon presented a
resolution developed by club members including
Mullon, Wilma Warren and Max Znika. The commit-
tee was aided by Linda Stears, Mullon said.
"It's an issue of life and death and the peace of
mind of our citizens," Mullon told the commission.
"It's less an issue of taxes and more an issue of the best
possible means of delivering a highly critical service to
our citizens."
He said the resolution is the result of a lack of trust
and confidence in the board of Manatee County com-
missioners due to recent controversy over the county's
proposal to institute a new plan for ambulance service.
"The resolution recognizes the old axiom, 'The
government closest to the governed is the best govern-
ment,' and expresses our belief that the citizens of the
Anna Maria Fire District have great trust in their board
of fire commissioners," Mullon said.
Commissioner Glenn Bliss questioned why this
possibility was not discussed at the last commission
meeting when he was directed to meet with Public
Safety Director Mike Latessa and County Administra-
tor Ernie Padgett.
"The night of the meeting we talked about going to
the county and discussing alternatives on how we can
better the service and how we can get defibrillators,"
Bliss noted. "I was not aware we were going after try-
ing to take over the EMS service."
Fire Chief Andy Price said when Commissioner
John VanOstenbridge met with Latessa and Padgett to
present petitions containing nearly 1,200 signatures of
residents opposed to the county's plan, he was acting
as a private citizen. VanOstenbridge told the board in
advance that he was going to do so.
Bliss said he heard that Price, who has been speak-
ing to local organizations about the county's plan, has
been promoting a district takeover of the service.
"I never suggested we take it over," Price objected.
"I have suggested time and time again that before we
make any decision we should know what we're talking


about. Let's study the issue."
Bliss said he is concerned with the financial issue
because "if the county backs off on any type of tax, you
know they're not going to back off what we'll have to
charge to do it."
Providing the service could cost the district $1
million per year, Commissioner Sandy Haas said.
Mullon said he pays more for his daily newspaper
than for fire service and if the district took over the
ambulance service and got no reimbursement from the
county for dual taxation, it would cost about the same
as fire service.
"Let's keep things in perspective. I'd rather have an
ambulance sitting here that could get to my house in two


minutes and miss the daily newspaper," he observed.
Commissioner Marty Duytschaver suggested that
each Island city appoint a representative to a study
committee. Haas said the committee should include a
representative of Cortez. Price suggested the commis-
sion have a liaison on the committee, and commission-
ers agreed on Larry Tyler as the liaison. Price will also
be a member of the committee.
In addition to the motion to begin the study,
Tyler made motions to authorize Price and Bliss to
work with the county to improve EMS service to the
Island and to allow the district's trucks to be
equipped with defibrillators to revive victims whose
hearts have stopped.


Bloomin'
money
Jon Thornburg, presi-
dent of the Island
Garden Club, left
presents to Pierrette
Kelley, executive direc-
tor of the Anna Maria
Island Community
Center, a club check in
the amount of $1,000.
Kelley, in turn, awarded
the club the center's
"Spirit of Giving
Award." Money for
scholarships to the
center's summer camp
program is greatly
needed, said Kelley. She
will recommend to. the
center's finance commit-
tee that the club's
donation be used for
that purpose. Islander
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By Paul Roat
Regional transportation planners have approved
a consultant's report that a new bridge not be built
from the mainland to the barrier islands between
Bradenton Beach and Bird Key.
But what to do with the leftover $250,000 set
aside for further studies?
That question puzzled members of the Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Mon-
day. A decision will be made next month on how to
allocate the money.
The consultant who conducted the day-long
bridge crossing study with local, regional, state and
federal environmental permitting specialists called for
the excess funds to be used to develop traffic conges-
tion alleviation programs on Cortez and Ringling
bridges.
Norm Feder, Florida Department of Transportation
District 1 Director of Planning and Programs, suggested
a better use of the money might be to solve some drain-
age problems plaguing motorists at north Siesta Key.
That suggestion was met with enthusiasm by Sarasota
City Commissioner Nora Patterson, whose commission
district and home is at north Siesta.
Her motion was seconded by Anna Maria Mayor
Chuck Shumard. The motion was defeated 5-6, with
the majority of the members agreeing with Manatee
County Commissioner Stan Stephens that how the
money should be used should be debated by MPO and


Islanders lead

AAUW

Manatee

branch
Four Island women have assumed active leadership
roles in the Manatee County branch of the American As-
sociation of University Women (AAUW).
Gale Carter is the outgoing president, Anne
Bugbee is incoming president, Millie Lugo-Torres is
president-elect and Dr. Marilyn Steele will serve as
director of programs. All will serve on the board of
directors for the coming year.
Carter, Bugbee and Lugo-Torres recently at-
tended the state convention where the Manatee branch
was honored in three areas: honorable mention for
membership increase, a runner's-up Woman Promot-
ing Diversity award to branch nominee Willie Mae
Jackson and the top statewide award for the local
Equity in Education project, "Girls in Sports Are
Winners."
Encouraging participation and success in athlet-
ics, the project provides scholarship funds for girls in
high school sports programs and piggy-backs on the
branch's award-winning "Women in Sports" booklet
produced two years ago. That booklet recognized Is-
lander Kendra Presswood and Cynthia Gettinger of


DOT staff and come back to the group as a recommen-
dation in June.
The MPO approval of consultant Tim Jackson's
recommendations appears to end more than three years
of debate about whether a new bridge to the islands
could or should be built.
The day-long planning session, called a charrette,
was held March 6. After much debate about marine life
in the bay, technical experts determined the bridge
probably could not be built under current stringent en-
vironmental standards calling for no degradation of
water quality or impact to fragile seagrass beds.
The charrette concept, originally applauded as an
impartial workshop to air the issues, became a focus of
controversy in recent months as costs of the proposed
bridge if it could be constructed became known.
Some experts said the third bridge would cost upwards
of $250 million and probably could not be built for at
least 25 years.
Sarasota County Commissioner Jack O'Neil was
particularly outspoken in his opposition to the bridge
idea.
"I don't think we have the money to even consider
this project," O'Neil said "It's a fiasco, a boondoggle,
and I pray today that this is the last day I have to hear
about this project."
He'll have one more day, though, when the MPO
debates how to spend the remaining money for the
bridge crossing study June 24.


Pictured at a May 11 installation ceremony are,
from left, Anne Bugbee, Gale Carter, Millie Lugo-
Torres and Marge Kinnan. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy of Gale Carter.

Longboat Key.
Founded in 1881, AAUW promotes equity for
women, education, self-development of the life span
and positive societal change. Membership is open to all
graduates who hold a baccalaureate or higher degree.
Students may join a affiliates.
For more information on membership or the "Girls
in Sports" project, contact Gale Carter at 778-1389.


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League announces
exhibit winners
The Anna Maria Island Art League has an-
nounced the winners of the Second Annual James Pay
Exhibit.
Jean Barth was awarded Best of Show, with Julie
Stewart taking first place, Robert King, second place,
and Stephen Normand, third place.
James Pay Honorable Mention Awards were
given to Susan Curry, Layla Copeland, and Donna
Bednarz. Merit Awards went to Rob Rieber, Marion
Campbell and Deborah Santillo.
The Manatee High School Art Department Ex-
hibit will be on display at the league, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, until Friday, May 31.
League hours are from 9 am. to 2 p.m., Monday
through Thursday. Call the League at 778-2099 for de-
tails.


New beauty salon opens
The Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, a unisex service,
is now open according to owners Bob Miller and Jackie
Terry, both hair stylists.
Terry has been associated with Island Hair Design
formerly doing business in Holmes Beach. Miller has
owned Royal Palm Beauty Salons in Holmes Beach
and Anna Maria City.
The salon is located at 109 7th St N., Bradenton
Beach. Call 779-1388 for an appointment.

Brain Gym seminar
The Brain Gym in Holmes Beach will offer a free
seminar entitled "You're the Star of Your Life En-
joy It!" on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Dorothy O'Donnell-Uhlman, D.D., will present
her guidelines for reaching financial and personal re-
wards. The Brain Gym is located at 5340-F Gulf Dr.






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Departments name officers of year


Bradenton Beach Officer Michael Klemkosky and
Holmes Beach Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers were honored
by the Manatee County 100 Club as officers of the year
for their respective departments.

Officer Mike Klemkosky
For Klemkosky, it is the second consecutive year
he has received the award.
"Officer Klemkosky is one of our department's
field training officers and a
very aggressive patrol of-
ficer," said Bradenton
Beach Chief Jack Maloney.
"His arrest statistics for
1995 were highest in every
category."
Maloney noted that last
year Klemkosky was nomi-
nated for keeping a potential
suicide victim from further
Klemkosky
Klemkoy harm. This year he was nomi-
nated for observation and follow-up work on a case that
led to the immediate arrest of a suspect who was accused
of raping an 80-year-old victim.
"This is the type of police work he's consistent in
performing and in this case, led to his quick apprehen-


sion of the perpetrator of a particularly despicable
crime," Maloney said. "This type of police action
most importantly serves the community well but also
brings credit to both Officer Klemkosky and to the de-
partment."

Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers
Rogers' selection was based on nominations
made by members of the department and are based on
outstanding performance during the previous year,
explained Police Chief Jay Romine.
Rogers was specifically cited for her work in the
arrest of an arson suspect who threw a fire bomb onto
the roof of an occupied business, the Anchor Inn.
"Through Sgt. Rogers' follow-up investigation of
the incident a suspect was identified and charged not
only with arson but with burglary and destruction of
property at another local business," Romine said.
The suspect was also charged with setting his
parents' home on fire in Sarasota. The parents were
home during the fire which destroyed the house and
killed the family dog.
"The results of this investigation showed not only
the investigative ability of Sgt Rogers but also the ne-
cessity of her ability to effectively deal with other
local agencies," Romine noted.


Use permit, Gulf Boulevard up again


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Garage sales don't need city authorization but
major events like the annual July Fourth fireworks at
the Sandbar restaurant may, Anna Maria city commis-
sioners agreed by consensus May 14.
The commission is again working on a proposed
temporary-use-permit ordinance. In the meantime,
Mayor Chuck Shumard and Sgt. Jim Tillner were asked
to speak with Sandbar owner Ed Chiles to agree on
some ground rules for the fireworks event. Tillner
heads the Manatee County Sheriff's Office station in
the city.
"Last year the Fourth was a mess," said Shumard.
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe suggested that the Sand-
bar be required to hire off-duty deputies to help with
traffic flow and security.
"We don't supply them for the Community Center,
the Historical Society or the Island Players," said
Wolfe. "I think the burden should be on them."
Discussion about Gulf Boulevard was also revived.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly requested that the city install
two benches at either end of the one-block street for sun-
set watching. Commissioners agreed that was a fine idea.
Later resident Allan Gilchrist reminded the com-
mission that 400 people signed a petition last fall for a
return of parking on the street.
"There was talk of resident-only parking. It's now
six months later. I'm just wondering, are we going to
get the parking back?" he asked.
Shumard said he thinks "things are going
smoothly" with new parking spots added on Palm Av-


enue. "It seems everyone's accepting things as they
are."
Commissioner George McKay also said he thinks
"everything is working right now." Unless there's
some favorable report on resident parking, McKay
said he'd "hate to see all the parking returned there."
Burkly said her request for a committee to look
into resident parking has been denied twice by the
mayor. She suggested now was the time for that com-
mittee. She did not receive a response.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock mentioned
some constitutional roadblocks to resident-only park-
ing and Commissioner Robert McElheny said he's
had some calls in favor of Gulf Boulevard as it is now.
In other business, commissioners unanimously
approved a request by Pauline Ney for a split and
reconfiguration of lots in the 200 block of Sycamore
Avenue.
Burkly questioned City Clerk Peggy Nelson
about when the agenda was revised to include the
item, saying she knew of a couple of citizens who
wanted to be present with objections. "I think we need
to be doing a better job of informing our citizens,"
Burkly said.
Commissioners also granted Shumard authority
to sign the second phase of interlocal agreements
under the title of National Pollutant Discharge Elimi-
nation Systems, in keeping with federal requirements.
Charnock said the city has not yet been billed the
$2,400 for phase I. He said he expects phase II to cost
Anna Maria about $3,600 its share of the expense
of monitoring runoff sites in the county.


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
With Island cities contemplating charter revi-
sions, including some talk of a "strong mayor" form
of government, an area expert on the subject offers
clarification.
They're both mayors, she said, but a "strong
mayor" is really a manager and a "weak mayor" is just
an expression meaning "not strong mayor."
Lou Ann Palmer is former mayor and commis-
sioner of Sarasota and now chairs that city's charter
review committee, which is finishing its work on the
city's governing document.
She taught American history, government and
politics in high schools in Sarasota for 31 years before
retiring in 1992.
The "strong mayor" form governs many large cit-
ies, she said New York, Los Angeles, Chicago -
as well as smaller municipalities such as Bradenton,


where Bill Evers has been a strong mayor and strong
political figure for decades.
A strong mayor is elected specifically to the office
of mayor by the voters, as opposed to being chosen
from among commissioners by fellow commissioners.
A strong mayor is the chief administrator, running
day-to-day city business, while the commission or
council makes laws and policies. Typically the mayor
presides and has a voice but no vote in commission
meetings, though he/she sometimes has veto power. In
some cases, though, the mayor does vote.
Under the "strong" system, each commissioner or
councilperson (the terms are just that, terms, with func-
tions being the same whatever they're called) often has
oversight authority over a city department or depart-
ments.
The "weak mayor," on the other hand, does not
have powers to run the city operationally. The commis-
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Written tributes to families who served


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Fifty-plus years after World War II, two Island
gentlemen who served in the Pacific offer a glimpse
into the effects of the war overseas and on the family
at home.
These many decades later, the funny stories and
travel tales come out quicker than the horrors of battle.
But in both their stacks of written and photographic
memories there is an underlying message war takes
its toll.

The Jolley boys of Asbury Park
"My mother and sister saved everything," says
Jack Jolley of Anna Maria, who served as a camouflage
engineering officer with the U.S. Army Corps of En-
gineers in Australia, New Guinea and the southern
Philippines and as an engineer equipment inspection
officer in Japan after the war.
"Everything" includes piles of letters Jack and his
older brother, William Jolley Jr., wrote home to their
parents in Asbury Park, N.J.
"Bill must have written every day," Jack says. "His
pile was twice as high as mine."
Most of the letters were part of a month-long dis-
play last year at the Long Branch, N.J., library and are
now in use at Rutgers University as a teaching tool, a
genuine look at a family in the war and the wait back
home.
Bill, an infantry sergeant stationed in Italy, was
killed instantly by a fragment from a mortar shell on
July 24, 1944. The family received word Aug. 12 that
he was missing in action, getting final word Aug. 23.
From the Pacific, Jack wrote home on Aug. 28,
with only the knowledge that Bill was MIA. He said,
in part:
"Many folks will have to go through a lot of suf-
fering before this war is over. Think of that family that
lost all their five sons on one ship in the Navy. Wor-
rying won't help any and will tend to make things
worse, but my biggest worry will be you, Mother and
Dad, if you take this too hard.
"For my sake, thumbs up. It is out of our hands
now and I know God won't let us down.
"Dad, please take good care of Mother and remem-
ber that if she sees you worrying it will only make her
feel worse. God bless you both. Your son, Jack."
His next letter was dated Sept. 8.


This photograph was taken in 1943, the last time the
Jolley brothers Bill, left, and Jack saw each
other at their parents' home.

"Dear Mother and Father,
"It was really a blow to receive your V-mail of
Aug. 23. There is nothing that anyone can do now. God
has willed that it will be this way. We know that he will
be happy where he has gone, so for my sake, please
take care of yourselves.
"He was very brave and like many thousands of
others, died for what he knew was right.
"What they did there will never be forgotten. The
men that are fighting are not thinking of themselves,
they are thinking of future security for their families.
The road to this is hard, but with many sacrifices, it is
only a short road now.
"My prayers are with you both every night while
the moon is rising over the Pacific. God bless you both.
"Love, your son, Jack. "


Snooks Adams was one of six Cortez brothers who
served simultaneously in WW II.


Jack says he will probably spend Memorial Day
"getting together for some memories" with two other
Islanders, Thomas C. Brown and John Adams. Tom
was a school chum of Jack's in New Jersey.
Jack holds up a copy of his October 1942 active-
orders notice. He and Tom's serial numbers are one
number apart. "It's funny how we both ended up on
Anna Maria Island," he says.
Jack's also looking forward to an upcoming sur-
prise 50th wedding anniversary party for his friend Ed
Anttila of Minnesota, whom he met at engineer's
school and served with most of the war.
Jack tells a tale about a blind-date night with nurses
who had just arrived in Manila. "Ed went back and mar-
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MEMORIAL DAY, FROM PAGE 12
ried the nurse he met," says Jack with a twinkle in his eye.
The Adams brothers of Cortez
"The mothers hung American flags up on the porch
for their sons at war," says Willis Howard "Snooks"
Adams of Holmes Beach. "My mother had six of them."
And six stars in the window sent by the govern-
ment to families with sons or daughters in service.
Snooks, a native of Cortez, is well known for his
many years as former Holmes Beach police chief. He
and his five brothers, plus two brothers-in-law, all
served overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces at the same
time during WW II. They all survived.
Snooks and three brothers William H., Leon H.
and Cleveland T., who was at Pearl Harbor during the
Japanese bombing enlisted in the Navy. Henry C.
joined the Army and Clyde D. the Army Air Force.
For decades after the war Snooks' sister, Doris
Green, tried to get recognition for her brothers' effort
and for their parents, Willis and Dora Jane. Their par-
ents and two brothers died before she was successful,
but the recognition is real.
Then U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles got involved and
before he completed his last term, Chiles paid tribute
to the Adams family on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
On Oct. 4, 1988, Chiles read his tribute into the
Congressional Record, Congress' official diary. Cop-
ies of his comments were printed on heavy paper and
gold leaf. Snooks has a specially reprinted page.
Some may debate whether the six Adamses in the
war was a record, says Snooks, but Doris never could
find another family in her years of research.
In concluding his tribute, for all the world to know,
Chiles said: "It seems to me the willingness of all six
brothers of this one Florida family to voluntarily answer
the call to arms when their country needed them to fight
to defend our basic freedoms certainly exemplifies the true
patriotic spirit on which our nation was founded."



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commemoration of those members of the armed forces
killed in war.
The day of remembrance will be observed in
Bradenton at a ceremony at Veterans Monument
Park on the Manatee River in front of Manatee Me-
morial Hospital on Monday, May 27 at beginning at
10:30 a.m.
The event includes music by the Braden Town
Brass, a memorial flag folding by the JROTC of Pal-
metto High School and a 21-gun salute by the Veter-
ans of Foreign War Post 10141 Honor Guard. Taps will
be performed by Mark Schafer.
The keynote speaker for the event is retired U.S.
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Sarasota Players present
an evening of music
The Players of Sarasota will present an evening with
the legendary Doc Watson on Sunday, May 26, at 8 p.m.
at The Players Theatre, 383 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Doc Watson will blend his traditional Appalachian
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For ticket information, call the Players' box office
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.- cial narrated cruise to
see nesting pelicans and
other seabirds. The Bay
Star will sail on Tues-
day, May 28, at 10:50
a.m. and again at 1:50
p.m. All proceeds ben-
efit the construction of
the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary and Venice Nature Center at Brohard Park
in Venice. For cost and reservations, call 388-4444.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary


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Events
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, will hold a Baby Bird
Shower on Sunday, May 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors
will have an opportunity to see some of the orphaned
and injured birds at the sanctuary. Admission: a baby
bird gift. Information and a list of baby bird items
needed: 388-4444.
The American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer
Task Force will present the 4th Annual America's


All You Can Eat!

Sunday- Crab legs $21s5

Wed -Shrimp $189

Thur Surf & Turf $2195
(Prime Rib & Shrimp)

Thursday-Prime Rib Dinner$1195
8 oz. cut




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Softball tips
The Tip of the Island coed softball team finished first in the Longboat Key Recreational Softball league and
first in the league's tournament held on Longboat Key. Tip finished 15-0 for the second straight year. Tip's
men's team, not pictured, finished fourth in the county-wide G. T. Bray Men's League. Tip's coed softball
team members are, front row, left to right, Rob Cornell, Jackie Cate, Roger Mousseau, Darcie Duncan, Zak
Szakis and Kevin Cassidy. Standing, left to right, are Kenny Bowers, Jeff Lease, Mike Mele, Beth Mclntosh,
Cole Bowers, Julie Wood, Lisa Spicer, Bobby McGlynn and John Spencer. Islander Photo: Courtesy of


Marion Duncan

Challenge In the Pink and All That Jazz on Friday,
May 24, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Selby Gardens. The Jazz
Club will perform in concert. Cost: $10 in advance/$12
at the door. Information: 365-2858.
SMiss Florida Kristin Ludecke will be present at

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the Manatee County Tax Collector's Office at 819 U.S.
301 Blvd. W., Bradenton, to promote the state's sea
turtle and manatee decal fundraising program. A dona-
tion of $5 earns the donor either a colorful manatee or
sea turtle decal. Information: 741-3584.


Sauteed Chicken Breast with Garlic,
Roasted Red Peppers & Artichoke Hearts
over Penne Pasta, $17.45

Red Snapper Dusted with Curry Flour
Topped with Banana Nut Chutney, Served
with Couscous & Fried Banana Chips, $19.95

Swordfish with Lemon Caper Sauce, $19.95

383-0777
CLOSED ON MONDAYS FOR THE SUMMER
Restaurant Lunch & Dinner
Gourmet Take-Out Catering Gift Baskets
5600 Block Gulf of Mexico Dr., 525 St. Judes Dr.
Longboat Key,Turn at the Longboat Observer






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'Real' French dolls at open house Saturday
This 15-inch, one-of-a-kind doll by French artist Nadine Leepinlauski plus many others by her and Odile
Segui will be featured at an open house from 1 to 5p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Anything Goes Inc., 9801
Gulf Drive in the Alexis Plaza, Anna Maria. Both artists will be present to show and sell their original works.
For more information, call 778-4456.


Artist DeFrank gives guest lecture
Anna Mariajewelry artist Autumn DeFrank was a a traveling exhibition "Victorian Vision: 19th
recent guest lecturer at the Florida Gulf Coast Art Cen- Century Jewelry from the Nancy and Gilbert Levine
ter in Belleair. Collection" which reflected an age of affluence
In a discussion and slide presentation, DeFrank and aristocracy with pieces by some of the world's
offered a contemporary perspective to coincide with finest craftsmen.


Layla Copeland awarded
scholarship
From left: Layla Copeland, daughter of Doug and
Pat Copeland ofAnna Maria, thanks Fran Dietz,
president of the Woman's Exchange of Sarasota for
a $2,000 scholarship she received recently from the
organization. Copeland was among 11 high school
seniors in Manatee and Sarasota Counties receiving
the Woman's Exchange scholarships. Copeland said
she also received a $600 scholarship from the
Manatee County Retired Educators and plans to
study fine art and art education.


Public library to close
for holiday Monday
The Manatee County Public Library Sys-
tem, including the Island Branch Library, will
be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Mon-
day, May 27.


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To the rescue
If you have a membership at the Workout Center in
Holmes Beach you're "o-u-t" Out of luck. They closed.
No notice to members. Not even a note on the door.
Over the past weekend, they moved all the equip-
ment out and locked the doors on the business that
opened a year ago in March 1995.
Just this year in March, the Workout Center was
-host to the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce for
its March after-hours social including hors d'oeuvres,
beer and wine.
At least one visitor to Anna Maria hasn't been
impressed by the hospitality of the Workout Center.
Lynne Veldheer called the office of this newspa-
per on Monday to find out if we had any news on the
health club. She signed a one-month contract to work
out during her visit to Anna Maria Island on May 2 and
was surprised to find the place locked up on Monday
morning. She said calls to the business phone number
were unanswered.
"The gal who was there on Saturday was lackadaisi-
cal but I didn't think anything of it at the time. She was
doing her nails and we had to ask for towels and such,"
said Veldheer. "I guess she knew her job was over."
A faxed message to the newspaper from Workout
Center owner Lois Norman on Tuesday says other
._health clubs may be willing to offer discounts to her
members. She said the YMCA on 59th Street in
Bradenton offered to waive its usual enrollment fee of
$75 to Workout Center clients with time remaining on
their contracts. Contact David Schrott at 792-7484
about the Y offer.
There is an alternative to the exercise dilemma on
the Island for former Workout Center clients or
anyone else for that matter at Island Fitness Center.
Owners Jay Dee Jackson and his wife also opened
in March 1995 but with many years of fitness club
management experience dating back to 1979, we're
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confident the Jackson's will stay around for the long
haul. They also own JD Food Mart and Deli on Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria.
"In fairness to our current customers, I can't really
offer anything to Workout Center clients," Jackson said.
But workout fanatics will find computerized step-
pers and treadmills, Olympic free-weights and In-
Shape, Nautilus, Polaris, Eagle and Parabody equip-
ment at Island Fitness Center. And loads of aerobic
classes.
For more information about Island Fitness Center
call 778-5446.
Holmes Beach Police Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers told us
the closure of the Workout Center is not a police matter,
leaving members little recourse other than small claims
court. "It's a civil matter not fraud because the cli-
ents willingly pay their money," Rogers said.
I imagine customers of the Workout Center will be
better off working out their frustrations on exercise
equipment than through lawyers.

Coming to a
theater near you
We couldn't imagine that a feature length film
about tornadoes could keep anyone's interest Really,
an hour and 30 minutes of "Twister," stuff blowing
around on the big screen?
I remember as a youth being terrified that a tornado
would hit my home in Danville, 11. I believed all the
spooky stories I heard, like the one about Danville sitting
in a big "hollow" and how a tornado would whip around
town like in a bowl until we were "all finished off."
That didn't happen but a lot of tornadoes came
close.
Katie Pierola, former Bradenton Beach mayor, rec-
ommended it though. She said there's actually an inter-
esting plot and a tornado combating machine used in
the movie is named "Dorothy."
Quantam leap:
This subject came up when Pierola was introduced
to "Mister Wizard" at the office. Wizard is a cairn ter-
rier, the same breed as Toto in the 1939 version of The
Wizard of Oz. In case you missed the annual rerun of
the classic movie last week, here's some tidbits of in-
formation they offered during intermission (before and
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paid. They said some actors were paid $30-40 per day
while Toto made $125 per day. Also, they said, produc-
ers found the dog's real name, Toto, suitable enough to
use in the movie. During the credit roll at the end you'll
see "Toto, played by Toto."
Unfortunately for actors like Bolger and Lahr,
there were no residuals and so no source of continuing
income from the classic film that made them legends.
At least they have that.
I was drawn to watch every minute not having
sat still for the whole movie for many years to catch
the scenes with Toto. And there were many. He was
quite the little actor.
But Mister Wizard's name is a double entendre.
He's also named for the 1950s children's science show
of that name. After all, not having had a dog of my own
- ever he's my science project.
One our first experiments is on flea eradication. It's
a tough job but I've discovered you can't meet these
critters half way. It's all-out war when it comes to rid-
ding your pet of pesky fleas.
I'm taking recommendations and recipes on how to
rid the pet and the home of flea varmints. Got any
ideas?
Send them to Flea Fighter, The Islander Bystander,
5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.

Coming next week
As this edition of The Islander Bystander was pre-
pared to go to press, we took a look at Cable TV's
Weather Channel. There's a low creeping up over Cuba
that's dumping rain on us and has the potential to
become the first tropical depression of the season.
We can see the headlines:
"Hurricane Alfredo twirls into Tampa Bay and
sucks up tall buildings like linguine on a fork."
Just kidding. But it could happen and Islanders
need to be prepared. Watch for our special edition next
week with all the important information of hurricane
evacuation, a tracking map and tips on preparedness.
It's essential for Island living.


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MEMORIAL WEEKEND


Tucked away in the village of Longboat Key
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Commendable job
These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the week ending May 10. Left
to right, front row, Amber Sackett, Domeko Stillwell-
Albertus, Clare Hapner, Gabby Westerman and
Jeremy LeGrand. Back row, Mark Sankey, Zeinah
Waliagha, Kiley Murphy, Kim Schenk and Lindsey
Talarino.


Just put your lips together
and blow
These fourth-grade students at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary are in a jam. No, they're not in trouble. They
are members of the fourth-grade's Recorder Jam.
The jammers delighted the student body with songs
such as "Breeze Blowin' Bag" and "Tune in the
Cage." Recorders, says Marilyn Branning, music
teacher, standing left, prepare students for playing in
middle and high school bands and teach them how to
read music.

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Anna Maria

Elementary

School Menu
Monday, 5/27196
No School
Memorial Day
Tuesday, 5/28/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Hot Dog w/Bun, Tator Tots, Coleslaw,
Ice Cream
Wednesday, 5/29/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Nachos & Cheese, Carrot Sticks w/Dip,
Fruit, Cookie
Thursday, 5/30/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Juice
Lunch: McRib Sandwich, Green Beans, Fresh
Fruit, Pudding
Friday, 5/31/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Pizza, Corn, Salad, Jello
No lunch choice this week.
All meals served with milk.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 14, theft, 200 block of Oak Avenue. The
victim reported the suspect took cash and blank checks
from her wallet The victim confronted the suspect over
the telephone and the suspect admitted to having the
checks and cashing some for $2,185, said the report. A
capias warrant was issued for the suspect.

Bradenton Beach
May 10, grand theft auto, 107 Gulf Drive S., Key
West Willy's. The victim reported he was having a few
drinks when a witness told him a female subject was
taking his vehicle. Upon exiting the business, the vic-
tim observed the subject leaving in his vehicle.
May 12, leaving the scene of an accident, 100
block of Gulf Drive North. The suspect was involved
in a traffic crash and left the scene. He was later located
by the officer and placed in custody.
May 12, found property a purse containing
cash, food stamps, a set of keys, a pair of glasses and
fast food coupons, Coquina Beach.

Holmes Beach
May 10, found property a pair of prescription
sunglasses, beach end of 74th Street.
May 10, warrant, 3600 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed a female driver with a disabled vehicle
and stopped to help her push it off the road. The officer
knew the passenger to have an outstanding warrant and
placed him in custody.
May 11, assistance, 3900 block of East Bay Drive.
The officer, responding to a report of a suspicious person,
found a female subject who said she was left on the Island
by friends and was trying to get a ride to Sarasota. The
officer took her to a phone to call a taxi.
May 12, assistance, 5800 block of Marina Drive.
The officer observed the subject driving a pickup truck
with a large amount of fluid leaking from underneath.
He stopped the driver, gave her a ride to her residence
to get water as the vehicle had a ruptured hose, then
assisted her in getting the vehicle started again.
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she slept. She said he slapped her and hid her dentures
because she ate some food he did not want her to eat.
The suspect was placed in custody.
May 13, vandalism to a private property sign
valued at $35, 3800 block of Second Avenue.
May 14, drunk, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock.
The officer on patrol observed a female subject lying on
the pavement in front of the business. As he stopped to
investigate, she tried to get up, then fell and hit her head.
Witnesses reported she was refused service at the
bar because she was intoxicated. She walked out into
the driveway and fell on a speed bump, which was
where the officer found her. EMS responded to check
her and her husband drove her home.
May 14, vandalism of a business sign valued at
$28, 200 block of 30th Street.
May 14, suspicious, 100 block of 79th Street The
complainant reported an older male subject wearing a
thong bathing suit was sleeping in a van at the end of
the street. He was not found.


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Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
May 15, assault, 100 block of 75th Street The com-
plainant said was walking her dog when four subjects in
a vehicle sprayed her with beer and threw a bottle at her.
May 16, lost property, Kingfish Ramp. The com-
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valued at $40, binoculars valued at $100, watches val-
ued at $150, make up and suntan oil on the dock while
unloading her boat.
May 17, battery on a law enforcement officer,
resisting without violence, 200 block of 84th Street.
The officer was responding to a noise complaint and
went to the pool area where three male subjects were
drinking beer and talking loud. The officer advised
them of the complaint and asked them to be quieter.
One subject began yelling at the officer. The officer
advised the subject to quiet down or face arrest The sub-
ject told the officer to arrest him and grabbed the officer's
shirt and name tag. The officer placed the subject in cus-
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
May 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez noticed a 10-foot dinghy drifting past the sta-
tion. A Coast Guard vessel responded and towed the
vessel to safe moorings.
May 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 21-foot power boat
aground in Terra Ceia Bay. A vessel from a nearby
marina responded and towed the vessel to port.
May 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 16-foot power boat over-
due from Holmes Beach. The reporting source called
back shortly thereafter and said the overdue boat had
returned to port safely.
May 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disoriented 34-foot sail-
ing vessel in Tampa Bay. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and escorted the vessel to a safe anchorage.
May 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 22-foot power boat overdue from
Lemon Bay. Station Cortez assisted with radio commu-
nications, and the vessel reached port safely.
May 10, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded near Sisters Keys. No violations were found.
May 10, Boarding. A 33-foot power boat was boarded
in the Gulf of Mexico. No violations were found.
May 10, Boarding. A 68-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in the Gulf. No violations were found.
May 10, Boarding. A 26-foot power boat was
boarded near the Cortez Bridge. The boat operator was
issued a written warning for not having pollution or
garbage placards posted on the vessel
May 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 26-foot power
boat near the Cortez Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and towed the vessel to port.
May 11, Boarding. A 12-foot power boat was
boarded near the Albee Road Bridge. The operator was
issued a written warning for not having a sound-pro-
ducing device on board and not being able to produce
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May 11, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Nokomis. The operator received a notice of
violation and his voyage terminated for not having a
sound-producing device, having an improperly charged
fire extinguisher and having unusable life jackets.
May 11, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Little Sarasota Bay. The operator received a
notice of violation for not having a sound-producing de-
vice, having an improperly charged fire extinguisher and
not having a certificate of registration for the vessel.
May 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a diving accident seven
miles off Egmont Key. A diver surfaced and was not
breathing. The dive crew initiated cardiopulmonary
resuscitation. A Coast Guard vessel and Hillsborough
County Sheriffs Department Marine Division re-
sponded. The marine division transported the vessel to
emergency medical service personnel, who transported
the diver to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
May 12, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf. No violations were found.
May 13, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 11-foot power boat near the
Siesta Key Bridge. Station Cortez assisted with radio com-
munications. The boat eventually drifted to shore and the
boat operator pulled it from the water.
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drifted away from the boat's operator in the Gulf of
Mexico. A Coast Guard vessel responded, rescued the
operator and towed the vessel to shore.
May 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot power boat
aground in Buttonwood Harbor. Florida Marine Patrol
responded with a crew member from Station Cortez.
No vessel was found.
May 15, Boarding. A 44-foot sailing vessel was
boarded in the Gulf. The operator received a written warn-
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May 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a capsized 20-foot Hobie
Cat off Bean Point. A Coast Guard vessel responded
and righted the vessel.
May 15, Boarding. A 39-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The operator received a notice
of violation for not having a copy of the current navi-
gational rules on board, having unreadable documen-
tation numbers and not having serviceable personal
marker lights on life jackets.


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awards ceremony at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Saturday, June 1. The schedule will


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6 p.m.
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T-Ball awards presentation
Minor League all-star game
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Major League all-star game
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Moms vs. kids softball game
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Tarpon: a 99-year local tradition


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Nearly a century ago 1897 to be exact En-
glishman Rowland Ward traveled from London to
Boca Grande to fish for tarpon. Upon returning home
he wrote a book about his experiences entitled The
English Angler in Florida.
Thus began the annual pilgrimage of fishers from
all over the world to the west coast of Florida each
spring to try their luck with the mighty silver king.
Tarpon are certainly found in many parts of the
world two-thirds of all International Game Fish
Association world record fish more than 200 pounds
Share caught off Gabon, West Africa but Boca Grande
Pass is considered the world's best tarpon hole. More
than 5,000 fish are often caught during a traditional 80-
day.season there.
Likewise, the huge flats off Homosassa are consid-
ered the finest spot there is for fly-fishing tarpon. Gi-
ant schools move up our coast and feed there through
much of the summer.


That puts us directly in the path of those migrating
schools, producing world-class tarpon fishing right off
our beaches and, to only a slightly lesser extent, in
Sarasota and Tampa bays. It's estimated there are 2,000
tarpon hookups in Tampa Bay alone each season.
Fortunately, nearly all tarpon are caught and re-
leased these days. There's really no need to kill the fish
to enjoy having caught it.
The Florida record for a tarpon caught on conven-
tional gear was set in 1975 off Key West and stands at
243 pounds. That fish was caught on 20-pound gear.
Famous fly fisher William "Billy" Pate Jr. holds
the fly-fishing tarpon record with a 188-pounder caught
off Homosassa Spring in 1982.
The world record tarpon, the largest ever certified
by the IGFA anyway, was a 283-pounder caught on 30-
pound test line in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1956.
Schools of tarpon are moving north along our beaches
right now. A local pilot swears he spotted schools of them
the entire length of Longboat Key last week.
Even though I don't plug our local fishing guides very


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Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini landed
a tarpon bigger than herself in 1953. The silver king
weighed in at 122 pounds. Pictured with Martini is
her late husband, Bob. The St. Petersburg Times
carried the picture and story under the headline,
"Outweighed woman outfights tarpon."
often, this is an excellent time to treat yourself to the ex-
perience of trying your luck on tarpon. This is the one fish
that, probably more than any other, made the early sport
fishing reputation of the west coast of Florida.
Guides are busy now too, so book early. You
might very well be buying yourself the fishing expe-
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The Fourth Annual Sailing Race Around Lido,
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one is a favorite of lots of local sailors.
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Snook still thick, big in backwater


By Capt Mike Heistand
Snook season is getting down to the wire, so if you
haven't gone out and caught any linesiders yet you'd bet-
ter hurry before it's too late. Other action includes reds,
pompano and cobia. There are also reports of tarpon start-
ing to roll through, especially near Passage Key.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching pompano, several snook and
snapper.
Susie at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching snook at night, mackerel during the
day.
Jim at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said
fishers have been catching nighttime snook and sheep-
shead during the daylight hours.
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 80 head of Key West grunts, por-
gies and flounder. The six-hour trips averaged 180 head
of vermilion and lane snapper. The nine-hour trips av-
eraged 40 head of mangrove snapper, black grouper
and rudder fish.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said fishing
has been excellent.
Capt. Rick Gross was the winner of the sports-
writers portion of the Sam Crosthwait Fishing Tourna-
ment last weekend, with snook and trout. Congratula-
tions!
Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon are starting to
show up near Passage Key and he expects the action to
get better and better as the season progresses.
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook season


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22 Symbol on
Pakistan's flag
23 SC*
25 CL*
27 Ones going to
court
28 Alternative to
Prell
30 Relative of the
zebra
31 las
consequences on
34 -- time
35 "- With Love"
37 Basque port
38 B*
40 K.C. zone
43 Artist Steinberg
et al.
44 "You Don't Mess
Around With
Jim" singer
45 Urban
scavengers
47 Prize for Oprah
48 Surf
49 Things tied up in
knots?
50 "Present"


51 Penpoint
52 UNC*H
55 were
56 Key
58 "Stagecoach,"
e.g.
59 Where some
drives end
60 Dakota Indian
tribe
62 Horror film
staples
64 Stowe villain
65 Beat by a nose
66 Scandinavian
gods
67 They may be
shafted
68 Noose maker
69 R*ES
72 Typewriter key
75 Asia's Sea
76 Icelandic
literary works
77 Squeezes
78 Like some orders
79 Year-after-year
81 "Come back,
-"(1953
movie line)
83 Barbecues badiy
84 Presidential inits.
85 YAH
87 Intergalactic
distance
88 "Awake and
Sing!" dramatist
89 River past
Interlaken
90 Grants
91 Throat soother


94 Word with look
or back
95 Large halls
96 DEV*
99 C*URE
104 Take off
105 Architect's curve
106 the line
107 Brief
108 Actress Austin
109 Board go-with
110 New Hampshire
town
111 "Got With
an Angel" (1931
song)
DOWN
1 "The Red Badge
of Courage" topic
2 Paralyze, in a
way
3 Pouch
4 Not for sure
5 Iroquoian people
6 Epithet for
l.ouis I. with "the"
7 End of an
affliction
8 Eng. course
9 Hospital-clean
10 Home of the
Medicis
11 Fish food
12 Directional suffix
13 Officiate
14 Snow shoes
15 Remove trees
from
16 Pealed
17 How some
cousins are
removed?


18 Duke, e.g.
24 Kind of forces
26 Kwanzaa
principle
29 Eggs
31 "The Master
Builder"
playwright
32 Super Bowls VII
and VIII champs
33 SP*
34 Spice, e.g.
35 Farmhands
36 Closely observed
38 Buggy
39 Comparatively
cloudless
40 CR*ON
41 Magnetic card
feature
42 Trypanosome
carrier
44 .45. e g.
46 Bugle's signal
48 Disappear
49 Coin takers
52 Early TV's "-
Three Lives"
53 Ruckuses
54 It's the pits
57 Brosnan TV role
59 Jacks take them
60 Milton's Abdiel,
e.g
61 Likes a lot
62 Flip-flops
63 Fleur-de-lis
feature
64 Fabrications
67 Bank deal: Abbr.
69 Dolt
70 Clan head, of old


71 Reuniongoer
73 Square (with)
74 Certain pears
76 Undertaking
78 Clobbered
80 1996 third party
organizer
81 Blistered


82 Anne of Green
Gables, e g.
83 Game with 12
wild cards
86 Lorenzo
87 Vamp Negri
88 Actress Cheri of
"Saturday Night
Live"


90 Fast-talking duck 98 Revivalist.of
91 Central computer sorts
92 d'amour 100 Former Warsaw
Pact member:
93 Mikhail.e.g. Abbr.
94 Paragraph 101 C.P.A. recom-
95 Renowned mendation
restaurateur 102 German direction
97 "Give it 103 Born


DR. DIANE L. MICHAELS


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In Loving Memory
of DOROTHEA "DOLLY" ANDERSON
Dec. 14, 1911 May 24, 1990

The following is a poem she loved and
requested to be read at her passing we print
it now for all who knew her to read.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
Iam a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints of snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am
the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in
circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not
there. I did not die. *

You are with us in all things forever loved.
Your family, Don, Carole and Judy

from "Better Late than Never"


I PODIA


Island Pobiatr

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Bruce 'Pirate' Adams
Bruce "Pirate" Adams, 46, of Anna Maria Island,
died May 18 at Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Mr. Adams came to this area in 1971 from
Chesterton, Ind. He was a former Cortez fisherman.
He is survived by a friend, Susan Kettler of
Anna Maria; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Adams of Chesterton; and two sisters, Jeanne
Goodin of Calis, Maine, and Barbara Baggs of of
Valpariso, Ind.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Eva Bachar
Eva Bachar, 95, of Holmes Beach, died May 16
at Surrey Place.
Mrs. Bachar came to this area in 1981 from St.
Petersburg, Fla. She was a homemaker. She was a
Baptist.
She is survived by a daughter, Vivian Nystrom
of Holmes Beach; a son, Ronald Arbanas of Holmes
Beach; and a sister, Mary Mihich of Merrilville,
Ind.
Visitation and services were private. Burial was
in Memorial Park, St. Petersburg. Brown & Sons
Funeral Home, Bradenton, was in charge of the ar-
rangements.


John J. Richardson
John J. Richardson, 88, of Holmes Beach, died
May 16 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Richardson came to
Manatee County from there in 1973. He was a retired
vice president and plant manager of Fedders Corp. in
Buffalo. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan Meiers of
Bradenton and Janet Ellis of Gowanda, N.Y.; and two
grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, Fla.
34217. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Helen F. Smith
Helen F. Smith, 78, of Longboat Key, died May
20.
Mrs. Smith came to this area in 1957 from
Lyndhurst, N.J. She was a homemaker. She was a
member of Moose Lodge #2188 in Bradenton
Beach. She was a Presbyterian.
She is survived by three sisters, Florence Theis
of Bradenton; Margaret Castlegrant of Tallevast;
and Dorothy Simonak of Lyndhurst, N.J.
Services will be private. Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes, Bradenton, was in charge.


The Island Poet
This Monday we will visit the graves of our loved ones lying there,
And decorate them with flowers and say a silent prayer.
And some of us whose loved ones are buried in far away places,
Can only bring to mind all their loving faces.
And we regret very much that we can't do our share,
To visit their resting place and show that we care.
But for those of us who have had our mates and family pass away,
We don't need a special time to honor them, they are in our prayers each day.
Bud Atteridge


The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
hosted a ribbon cutting at Tony's Place with, from
left, Chamber Executive Director Mary Ann
Brockman, owners Gary and Stephanie Miller,
Maria Perrelli, Holmes Beach Mayor Bob Van
Wagoner, Chamber President Bob Hinds and
Treasurer Tom Nelson.


Tony's is a dream

come true
New Yorker Tony Perrelli never got a chance to
follow up on his daughter Stephanie's idea that he
ought to retire and move to Florida.
But his memory and a lot of his favorite dishes live
on at Tony's Place, an Italian restaurant at 605 Mana-
tee Ave., Holmes Beach.
Stephanie came to Florida 13 years ago and has
been in the restaurant business ever since. Her dream
of owning her own restaurant and catering business
came true last January when she and her husband, Gary
Miller, opened Tony's Place. They are joined in the
operation by Stephanie's mother Maria Perrelli.


turnkey furnished 2BR/1BA unit in
well kept Gulf-to-Bay community
with low maintenance fees. Heated
pool, clubhouse, private fishing
dock and 150' of deeded Gulf ac-
cess. #CH60974. $89,900.

Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


BRADENTON ... large lot two blocks from the
Manatee River. Quiet, shady street with stately
oak trees. City water & sewer. #14526. $17,000.
Call Connie Volts, eves. 778-0399.
HOLMES BEACH ... 2BD/2BA home with
split bedroom design. Large eat-in kitchen,
lots of cabinets plus a pantry. Formal dining
room, den with wood-burning fireplace. Sea-
wall & davits located on wide canal. #14507.
$259,000. Call Carol Heinze, 778-7246.


ANNA MARIA ... Bayfront 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of Tampa Bay. #DY13518. $329,000.
ANNA MARIA ... canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built
home with boat dock. Many extras. $249,000.
KEY ROYALE ... Bayfront 3BR/3.5BA, fireplaces,
heated pool, 50' dock. #DY68061. $589,000.
SAN JUAN ... remarkably renovated 2BR/1.5BA,
room for addition/pool. #DY67938. $137,500.
MARTINIQUE ... 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 ... 3BR/2BA home with views. Acre
MOL with trees. #DY13671. $209,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

BRADENTON ... an opportunity to build your
own home in a good school district and have
your children walk to school. Lot is ready to
build. #14532. $18,000. Call Connie Volts,
eves. 778-0399.


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


Sii j g I! OPEN HOUSE
1E Sunday, May 26
1-4 pm
3700 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach

"MEXICAN VILLA" ... Spectacular 3BR/3.5BA cus-
tom-built townhouse with 2 fireplaces, master bath with
4' x 7' jacuzzi and large tiled shower. Gas heated pool
surrounded by lush landscaping. Steps to the sparkling
Gulf and pristine white beach. #14412. $349,000.
Call Michael Advocate eves., 778-0608.


ISLAND PARADISE ... luxury 2/3BR condos on the
beach with panoramic views. $299,000. #KS68160.
MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD ... open floor plan
w/Bayviews, pool w/spa. #KS66278. $895,000.
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.
LONGBOAT KEY ... 3BR/2.5BA home w/pool on
canal w/Bay access. #KS13327. $295,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOR ... 3BR2BA on deep
water canal w/boat dock, pool and spa.
#KS68101. $418,000.
KEY ROYALE ... 3BR/3BA w/fireplace, fruit trees,
pool & boat dock w/lift. #KS63811. $398,000.
PALMA SOLA ... 3BR/2BA home, lushly land-
scaped & beautiful pool. #KS11761.. $149,000.


Karin Stephan
REALTOR* I
PRESIDENTS CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Pager:
215-5556
Fax: 941- 778-3035


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.
DOCKSIDE PLACE ... totally updated 2BR/2BA
w/50' dock out your back door and no bridges to
Bay. #KS67542. $235,000.


DUPLEX ... 2BR/2BA, 1 BR/1 BA. One block to the
beach. Long term tenants. #KS13934. $159,000.
DUPLEX ... 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA lost 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 ... 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 build-
ing manager. #KS14051. $239,000.
SILK WOOD ... nice 2BR/2BA income-producing
condo. Close to shopping & restaurants.
#KS14086. $49,900.


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RENTALS
DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY
furnished units available


Debbie Dial
Leasing Manager


Commercial Condo Available
3014 Ave. C 400 sq. ft.
garage with upstairs office.
$600. month
'DIAL DEBBIE"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
R0 RtMIK Gulfstream
g 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
HOLMES BEACH, FL.


EXCELLENT LOCATION
Beautifully turnkey furnished. 2/BD, 2/BA, 2 lanais,
pool, walk to beach. $105,000. Easy to see.
Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me for the
BEST BUYS ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
I |GKUGULFSTREAM REALTY .
778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752




Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
S09701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Ama Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307

LOTS OF LOTS!!!









TWO LOTS CLOSE TO THE BEACH
in Anna Maria City. Super location atNorth Shore
Drive and Pine Avenue. Currently zoned for resi-
dential, office, or retail. Many possibilities here
with lots facing two streets! OWNER MAY FI-
NANCE! Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986............$150,000
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria...................$69,000
Zones ROR. Lots of possibilities here. OWNER
MAY FINANCE. Great buy in Anna Maria City! Call
Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson
eves. at 778-6986.
510 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria........... $82,500
Great building lot near the Bay in the City of Anna
Maria. Lovely neighborhood of executive homes. Don't
miss this opportunity to own a piece of the Island!
Priced to sell at just $82,500. Call Agnes Tooker eves.
at 778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
111 Tern Dr., Anna Maria..................... $134,500
One of the last canalfront lots left in Anna Maria. This
cul-de-sac lot offers 104 ft. on the water in a very pri-
vate setting. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
112 Tern Dr., Anna Maria..................... $139,900
If you want peace and quiet, this lot is for you!
Wonderful canalfront lot at the end of a very quiet
street. This lot offers great views down several
canals. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
MULTI-UNITPROPERTY Zoned for 9 units. 200 x
200 lot north of Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach.
Many possibilities including apartment complex or
condominiums. Very close to Gulf beaches. Owner
is motivated and has listed below market value at
$259,000. Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301 or
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE
They can't make anymore! This is the last piece of
undeveloped waterfront property in Anna Maria City.
Unlimited potential with 15 proposed lots available. Call
Fran Maxon today for a complete brochure on this un-
believable investment opportunity! Asking $2,110,000.


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WESTBAY COVE CONDO
2BR/2BA, 1st floor, corner
BAYVIEW, many upgrades.
Heated pools, tennis,
pets OK................ $142,500
OPEN SAT & SUN 1 TO 5
ANNA MARIA CANAL LOT
S 60 x 110 canal lot in Anna
Maria City. Deep water, easy
Bob & Lu access to Bay and Gulf.
Rhoden Lowest priced canal lot on the
REALTORS" Island .................. $132,500
941-778-2261
Evenings 941-778-2692 or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325


Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.


6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
[1 MLS M.s 1-800-865-0800


EXPERIENCE ...
can make all the difference
when it comes to professional
property management.
Marguerite Sandmaier has 13
years of experience in managing
and leasing vacation rentals. If
you are interested in discussing
the benefits of professional
property management, call
Marguerite and experience the
difference experience makes!


Marquerite Sandmaler
REALTOR*


Fresh mullet T-shirts ... $10
The Islander Bystander accepts MasterCard
and Visa for mullet shirts, subscription orders
and classified advertising.
Just give us a call.
(Classified "charge" customers must be prepared to fax copy.)
Call 941-778-7978 FAX 778-9392


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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
FALLING PRICES


VINTAGE ISLAND HIDEAWAY
This charming 2 or 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Island resi-
dence is situated on two spacious lots, offering lots of
privacy in a park like setting. This solid, well con-
structed home offers a pretty brick fireplace, oak hard-
wood floors, spacious eat-in kitchen, oversize fully tiled
baths and a lovely tiled roof. A truly warm and inviting
place to call home! Priced at $220,000.





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DROP ANCHOR HERE!
This enchanting 3BR/2BA deep canalfront home offers a
preferred split bedroom design, 21 ft. boat dock, and
breathtaking views of Bimini Bay! There is a pretty court-
yard entry, bay window, eat-in kitchen and lovely seafoam
wall to wall carpeting in the living room. Secluded, quiet
street and bright southerly exposure. Only $230,000.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"

"B t T t L- *
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Red...729-3333
Suzanne Kut n ... 921-4130


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'"CHARMING ARTIST'S RETREAT" This very tropical
home has 2BR/1.5BA with Spanish tile throughout.
Spacious living room, Florida room, utility room and
workshop. Amid the tropical landscape there is a 15 x
15 gazebo with electric. Truly a haven for your soul.
Not a drive-by. $142,900. Please call Zee Catanese
778-0777 or 794-8991 eves.


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CUSTOM BUILT home on wide canal. 3BR/2.5BA,
view of Bay from 2 bedrooms. Spacious screened
porch overlooking canal, bonus room on first level. This
home is bright & open. $259,900. Call Zee Catanese
778-0777 or 794-8991 eves. or Carol R. Williams 778-
0777 or 778-1718 eves.


ELEVATED HOME located on north end of Anna Maria
Island. Wood floors, newer roof & air conditioning system,
large lot, walk to beach, many possibilities. $159,500. Call
Frank Migliore 778-2662 after hours.
SAN REMO 3BR/2BA home on a deep water canal.
Oversized caged pool plus deck and entertainment
area. Clay tile flooring in entry, kitchen, den, utility room
and garage. No maintenance stone yard.
Homeowner's Warranty. A must see home. $164,900.
Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
Nous Parlons Frangais
Wir Sprechen Deutsch
Se Habla Espafiol
Parliamo Italiano
Farsi Mi Dunim
Mir Rede Schwyzerduetsch


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS


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while showing you
our sugar-sand


beaches and


enchanting waters.


PAUL
COLLINS
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL
(800) 865-0800


778-6066
5694602 after hours


ANNA MARIA CANAL FRONT HOMES
Sailboat water, 3BR/3BA. Open design
includes beautiful pool, boat dock, davits
and lots of storage. Call for an appointment
to view this almost new home.
3BR/2BA Canalfront home, desirable loca-
tion, seawall, good rental history. $228,000.
Evenings call Steve, 778-5052


a (941) 778-0426
/ HORIZON REALTY


Looking for a bite to eat, a day of fun, a ray of sunshine?
Look no further it's all in The Islander Bystander.


ANNA MAHIA ISLAND CLUB
Anna Maria's finest complex. Top floor
unit. Direct Gulf views, walking beach,
heated pool and spa, secured elevator
lobby, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, turnkey fur-
nished. $249,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


IMPERIAL HOUSE
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New carpet,
breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low mainte-
nance fees. Priced at $99,900. Call Ed
Oliveira. Also great value for a second unit
just listed at $78,000. Call Suzanne Georgia.


GULF VIEWS
From this 2BR/2BA Bridgeport condo.
Covered parking, elevator, heated
pool, across from wide, sandy beach.
Close to everything. Priced at $89,900.
Call Dave Moynihan.


GULF TO BAY MOORINGS
Direct Bayfront unit with great view of the
Intracoastal. 2BR/2BA with loft. Includes 2
porches, covered parking and boat dock.
Only one block to the beach. Offered at
$129,900. Call Ed Oliveira for details.


Recently I received the attached letter from my clients who
purchased a property on Anna Maria Island just this May after
vacationing here for numerous years. They have become my
friends and they are a most refreshing breath of air. I would like
to personally welcome them to Anna Maria Island and thank
them for their patience and their eloquent English humor which
Makes them the special and entertaining souls that they are.
May they know now that they can always escape the cold of
*winter to our wonderful Island of sunshine. So to John and
Madeleine McCabe, a Big island "cheers"!
Jennifer Jones


Dear Jennifer, ca admy writing -John has the computer so
D hear onnfern readMY wiigee. is
I hope you tax stuff, I'm not about to wrec 1996

copy of the artilein the Sunday Express, February 25,
from our friends in Britd "The main road (US 41) to the hot

spots of the south passes by veral miles to the east, leavig the
communitY of mostly wooden homes (Nnn iaiU
high-rises are banned alone. etc. etc. etc.!!" our very clse
high es hae just gotten off the phone; our very closeoa
Jennifer, I have just gotten the bridge on Longboa
friends are down for April, just otheel ng
They just wanted us to knoW the sky was blue, the beach was
hot and after lunch at the Mar Vista they were meeting
relatives at the "Cae on the Beach" for Dee' allyou-canrgeat
fish youputhe article in The slander Bystander don't forge

to mail some copies so I can send one to Pat and Terry in
England. They visited us when we stayed on 7th Ave.,
Bradenton Beach, and just loved theatmosphere of genuine
community. (Let' hope it del changes as other plaes have
It's its "higgledy piggledy looks that ge it so much appea
Keep in touch. Regards, '
Madeleine


Reprinted from England's Sunday Express, by Nick Dalton, Feb. 25,1996


across the tree-lined beach, empty
except for a few people strolling la
zily along the shore.
A couple of stray clouds are drenched bright
pink and the chatter dries up on the wooden deck
bar until the blazing globe drops beneath the
waterline.
The barbecues beneath the pines have fin-
ished, but in the ramshackle wooden buildings
there is plenty of life left in the night yet.
The perfect Caribbean evening? Well, no
actually. This is Florida, but world awayfrom
the tourist frenzy of Disney or towering modern
hotels that hug the sand in other areas.
Head of the queue when it comes to real
getaways is Bradenton, on the stunning Gulf
of Mexico, a couple of hours drive from Or-
lando airport or 50 minutes from Tampa.
The main road to the hot spots of the south
passes by several miles to the east, leaving the
community of mostly wooden homes high-


I would like to help you with your real estate needs,
be they buying or selling. Please call Jennifer Jones, Re/Max
Gulfstream at (941) 778-7777. Your Island and water specialist.


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ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929


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rises are banned alone.
We stayed in one of the apartments on the
narrow spit of land at the south end, our front
window facing across the Gulf, our back over
the bay towards Sarasota.
We wandered the wild, hidden beaches,
ate fried catfish sandwiches on the ram-
shackle wooden piers for lunch and stuffed
ourselves on bargain oysters for dinner.
Downtown Bradenton, at first seemingly
just an ocean of shopping malls and
superstores, boasts its own attractions the
Manatee River where you can glimpse the
huge, wallowing sea cows, and the Gamble
Plantation House.
Another bonus for those in the know is the
Nick Bollettieri tennis academy, legendary
home to the likes of Becker, Agassi et al.
It might be the world's most famous tennis
school, but its dozens of courts are open to the
likes of you or me for a quiet game, a lesson
or a course of several days.


JIk^YSA


WAGNER 12EALTY
SALES AND RENTALS SINCE 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, Fl. 34217
778-2246 1-800-211-2323


NEW LISTING!!!









Lovely elevated home on the north end of Anna Maria!
2 large bedrooms, vaulted ceilings and a peak of the
Gulf! This home offers a completely enclosed storage/
workshop area underneath. Call today to see this ex-
ceptional new listing. Won't last long at just $179,900.
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson at 778-6986.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
SI L 9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


The Islander Bystander The best news.


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BEST OFFER. Small drop leaf wood table, 2 chairs;
mahogany night stand; walnut daybed frame, Baha-
mas style. 778-7721 days.

$600 OAK EXECUTIVE desk, 72" w x 36" d x 30" h.
Only $200! Large Kitchen Aide mixer w/dough hooks,
spatter shield, aluminum bowl. $80. Call 778-6044.

DINING ROOM TABLE light wood, opens to 76"
length. 4 or more chairs. Also 4 white wrought iron
patio chairs. 779-1062.

1/2 DAY CHARTER fishing trip with Capt. Mike
Heistand, eminent Anna Maria fisherman. $250
value, good anytime. Sale price $200. I'm unable to
go. Call lean Gene at 756-4912 or 779-1090 eves.

DROP IN RANGE $60, refrigerator $60, both good.
Gas stove $20, 10 full glass and wood doors $10 ea.
6 ft. glass table and chairs $200. Roll top desk $150.
Hobie Cat, 16 ft. $500. 778-4523.
2 TWIN BED SETS with frames. $55. 778-2071.

FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.

WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


GARAGE/ESTATE SALE Sat., May 25, 8:30 2. An-
tiques, glassware, tools, linens, miscellaneous items.
771 Old Compass Rd., Longboat Key.

GARAGE SALE Sat., May 25, 9 am. Household
items, appliances, computer accessories, misc. 611
Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., May 25, 8:30 ? 114 Palmetto
Ave., Anna Maria.

ESTATE SALE Sat., Sun. & Mon., May 25, 26 & 27,
8 ? Boys 5-piece bedroom set & desk, TV's, micro-
waves, household, knick knacks, etc. 109 13th Street
South, Bradenton Beach.
SALE SAT., MAY 25, 8 am. Tools, 500 w. generator,
fish gear, guns, pocket watches, marine compass &
navy clock. 516 67th Street, Holmes Beach.

TREASURE SALE Sat., May 25, 8 am. Five family
clean out. Under the Sun Curiosities Shop. Antiques,
household, toys. 10008 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., May 24 & 25, 8 1. An-
tiques, household goods, rugs, shelves, coffee goods,
pictures. 115 7th Street South, Bradenton Beach.

YARD SALE/GIVEAWAY Sat., May 25, 8 1.
Double bed, carpet, toys, clothing, household items.
108 Crescent Dr., Anna Maria.


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


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

"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5408
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978

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


BEN & IRENES 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.

FREE PUPPIES Call Ray. 794-5555.


1979 MARK IV New tires, electric moon roof. Runs
good, needs radiator. PA title. Rusty. Call 778-1203,
make offer or 406 77th Street, Holmes Beach.

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.
89 CROWN VICTORIA LX Two-tone blue, A/C, 4 door.
83,000 miles. $4,300. Call 778-5057, leave message.

1984 30 FT. MOTORHOME, 25,000 miles on new
engine. $10,000 OBO. 1985 Chevy van $2,000 OBO.
16 ft. Hobie Cat $500. 778-4523.

GREAT GRAD GIFT 1984 Honda Prelude 5 speed,
automatic, sunroof. Mileage only 70,000, top condi-
tion. Detailed every three months. New Cooper tires.
Drives like new. $3,500 OBO. 778-7978.


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

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

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BUCCANEER INN Wanted. dishwashers, line
cooks, lead servers/floor managers; also weekend
only work available. 595 Dream Island Rd.,
Longboat Key. 383-5565.


REAL ESTATE MANAGER sales/rentals.
Wedebrock Real Estate has a position available for
an established producer. Excellent opportunity to
advance with growing company. Signing bonus, ben-
efits, etc. Use your skills where they are appreciated.
Call Michael E. Nink, Broker 383-5543.

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 Time for a change?
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has openings for their
Island offices. Highest commission splits paid, sup-
port staff, signing bonus, listings & sales referrals
- we help you make the move. Call Michael Nink,
Broker 383-5543.

Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.


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
references. Beverly. 778-1945.

CLEANING LADY WILL clean your house spotless.
References, hourly rate. 316-3467 beeper, leave
number.
ALTERATIONS PEGI LYNN originals. Custom
clothes, clothing redesign, kids clothes, maternity
wear. By appointment. In home service available.
798-3116.
MURALS AND PORTRAITS painted in oils by Alan
Dingman. Any photo realistically rendered. Murals
any style and size. Call 795-0344.

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


SSALES 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!





EL CHEAPO

DAS BOOT
JUST REDUCED! LOVELY MODERN HOME M O
Make Offer
Newer home, complete with boat dock in fam- MOTIVATED TO SELL!
ily neighborhood. 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings REDUCED AGAIN! This lovely two bedroom, two 18' Hobie Cat
and large screened porch. Offered at $194,000. bath home has a fantastic view of full canal. Serene EL Pri
Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986 or Pat setting & seawalled lot. New Florida room roof & split EL Primo!
Jackson eves. at 778-3301. bedroom design. PRICED AT $210,000.

Fran Maxon t MA/14
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER '"1
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01 Guf Drive PO Box 717 .Anna aria, FL 34216 F.A." REALTY "
FAX# 778-70 35*AE..d. 7 7 8 12 2 2
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307 W580 45 I D*V.- POB.. 783 -5AM k F ad 41) -778-1222
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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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.

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

AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.

TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa Airport.
Please call 778-7934.

NEED IT CLEANED NOW? Dolphin Cleaning and
Maintenance offers prompt dependable service.
References both on and off the Island. Free esti-
mates. Call Rick at 778-2864.

LOCAL HANDYMAN Lawn mowing, window cleaning,
screen repairs. Island resident. Call Peter at 778-8436.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


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

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


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


Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.


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


REDUCED
Canalfront Key Royale 3BR/2BA home on large lot
with one car garage for $199,999? You're not
dreaming ... it's true! Beautiful landscaping, tile roof,
large porch area. Won't last long!
ISLAND DUPLEX Tropical setting on large comer
lot with fruit trees in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA and
1BR/1BA, tile floors and carport. $169,500.
PERICO ISLAND Convenient location between is-
lands and town. First floor 2BR/2BA unit with car-
port overlooks water and wild life sanctuary in very
private setting. $99,900.
CANALFRONT HOME with bright, sunny Florida
room extending across the rear of the house offering
warmth and charm. 3BR/2BA, great room and open
kitchen recently remodeled. $299,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2BA end unit on canal
with open bayou views and private boat dock. Tile
floors, bright and airy inside, carport. Convenient lo-
cation close to everything! $125,000.


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.


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).


JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.

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.

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

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


REDUCED!
Anna Maria's best buy. 3BR/2BA canal home in one of
Anna Maria's most desirable locations for $175,000. Price
is unbeatable in today's market. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Hard to top this 2BR/2BA
waterview home anywhere on the Island. 100 x 100 ft.
lot right on the Intracoastal Waterway. Newly remod-
eled in 1993. New appliances, elevator, garage and
carport, boat docks and more. Priced to sell at
$399,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOME 3BR/2BA just
one. block from one of Anna Maria's fines beaches.
Features include vaulted ceilings, overhead fans, whirl-
pool, southern exposure, convenient location.
$189,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
MOTEL Profitable 10 unit motel near beach. Own-
ers home and additional six 2BR units available for in-
creased income. $800,000. For more information call
Luke Courtney 778-5405.
THIS ONE HAS IT ALL! Direct Gulffront view from
across street 100 ft. to beaches, Bayview as well. Boat dock,
tennis, spa & pool. Turnkey furnished. Great rental history.
Is there more? $140,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.


ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco,
tile. Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183.
Dave Elliott.



Fully furnished beach cottage. 1 BR/1BA, private lot
and parking. Available for Memorial Holiday at $55
per night, includes phone and cable. 778-2832.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. Nice 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. Close to beach and shopping. $650 mo. 1st,
last, security, no pets. 778-0217.

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.

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.

SUMMER AND FALL RENTALS Gulffront condo.
Tennis, pool, jacuzzi and sauna. 794-8877.

ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private paio. Pool, w/d. 211 South Bay
Blvd. 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.


SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT
RESIDENCE with panoramic view. 3BR/3B, fire-
place in great room, 55' wraparound deck. Profes-
sionally landscaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan,
723-3929. #68328.
MARVELOUS BAYFRONT VILLA. Dock your boat
at your back door. 2BR/2B, new A/C, security sys-
tem. $110,900. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #68797.
QUIET AND LUXURIOUS canal-front home at the
end of a cul-de-sac. 3BR/3-1/2B, vaulted ceilings, fire-
place, extra office or den. For the discriminating buyer.
$579,500. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #13799.
EXQUISITE 3BR/2B townhousewith loft. End unit,
many upgrades. Tennis, biking. $129,900. Traute
Winsor, 727-7074. #13284.
STUNNING, CUSTOMIZED Smuggler's Landing
condominium, Immaculate, perfect for the dis-
cerning boater. 40' dock, easy access to Tampa
Bay, boating, islands and beaches. 2-car covered
parking, pool and tennis. $190,000. John & Jolene
Zisman, 383-5252. #13691.
ONE OF THE LAST LARGE BUILDABLE LOTS.
Located in a quiet area of Holmes Beach. Boat
slip included. Walk to the bay or beach. $84,900.
Daphne Lautz, 756-1423. #13676.
Sa F'I I II lII V:1 ;1

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 commun;y. 2BR/2B,
former model, lakeview, 2nd floor, washer/dryer.
Heated pool and tennis. Available monthly.

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BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
REAL ESTATE

WAGNER REALTY 9
778-2246
(800) 211-2323


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy Lawn Mowing *.Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
7784 345 AND SATISFACTION

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 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

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

778-2586 -MARy KAy Eve: 778-6771

Close Out Sale 50 % OFF
WITH THIS AD ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST


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

ERVICES 778-5230
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Auto-Home-Commercial
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REKEYINSTALLMASTER Interior & Exterior
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New & UVedLocks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
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Experience
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Free Estimates
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UNFURNISHED WATERFRONT 2BR/1BA apartment
close to shopping center in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
ANNA MARIA FURNISHED 2BR/1BA canal, dock.
May Oct. Weekly, monthly. One month or more
$700 plus electric. No pets. 778-5793.
SEASONAL RENTAL. Attractive Holmes Beach
rental. Gulfview. Available through Dec. Weekly/
monthly. Reasonable. 778-4368.
ANNUAL NEW APARTMENT, must see. Large bed-
room walk-in closet, large bath, furnished, all ameni-
ties included. Block from beach. No pets. $600
monthly. Ideal for single person. 779-1605.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA, 1/2 block to
Gulf. Carport, private backyard. $550 mo. 1st, last,
security. 779-1093.
GREAT LOCATION 3BR home near beach. Avail-
able June thru Nov. $800 mo. Special rates Dec.,
Jan. $1,200 mo. Call 778-4473, leave message.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED waterfront rental.
Westbay Cove condominium. 2nd floor corner unit
with great view. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis. Call Old
Florida Realty at 778-3377 anytime.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR home 100 yards to Gulf.
Large lanai with spa. Also 1BR. Both available
weekly, monthly or seasonal. 778-5246.
BAYFRONT WITH DEEP water boat dock. 2BR/
1BA, newly remodeled, designer turnkey furnished.
Short walk to Gulf beaches and restaurants. Avail-
able weekly, monthly or seasonal. Ask Denise about
Herons Landing. (941) 778-2246 or (800) 211-2323.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, white tile floors. $650 mo., $650
security. Call Mark at 778-2246 or eves. at 778-4126.
WATCH THE SUNSET or walk to dinner from this
1 BR/1 BA apartment in Holmes Beach. Security and
references. June occupancy. Call 779-2171.
HOUSE FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, fenced yard, Mexi-
can tile, beamed ceilings, w/d, dishwasher, ground
level. Large screened porch, carport. $775/mo. un-
furnished $250/wk furnished. Pets considered.
July 1st (flexible). 2317 Avenue B. 778-8221.
GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA, top floor
master suite, decks, patio, tropical gardens. Avail-
able 5/23/96 till 2/1/97. $3,000 mo. Memorial week
special $850. 778-0990.
SUMMER SPECIAL Small deposit will hold. Anna
Maria on water, white sand beach, close to City Pier.
Good fishing, swimming, heated pool. 1 and 2BR,
everything furnished. $250 $350 weekly. $40 night
when available. Enchanted Shores, 201 Bay Blvd.
South. (941) 778-9188.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH apartment. Walk to beach
or shopping. $600 mo. plus last and security includes
water & sewer. No pets. 778-1259 or 778-0405.
ANNUAL $400 MO. 1BR/1BA cute, peek of Gulf,
garage, water included. No dogs. Gulf-Bay Realty.
778-7244.
OCEAN COTTAGE Week, month, season. 2BR/
2BA. $700 week, $2,400 month. 778-8221.
OPEN FOR SUMMER Furnished 1BR apartment.
Ideal for one person or couple. $495 mo. + electric.
No pets. 778-2071.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, newly furnished and
renovated, 2nd floor apartment. Gulfviews and
beach access. Jun. 1 through Nov. 1. Weekly,
monthly or all 6 months. 778-8401.
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS Winter season
1997. 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor, newly furnished and reno-
vated. $2,400 mo. Feb., Mar., Apr. Gulfviews and
beach access. 778-8401.


ANNA MARIA NORTH END fully furnished, 1BR/
1BA, 1/2 block to beach. Available now, $550 mo.
plus utilities. Call 778-6615, leave message.
ROOM IN PRIVATE home. Professional male, non
smoker. Kitchen privileges, no pets. Call 778-2709.
RENTAL WANTED RESPONSIBLE professional
woman seeks live-in property management posi-
tion in exchange for 2BR reduced rental. Refer-
ences. 351-3922.
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR du-
plex. $100 wk. plus deposit includes utilities. Chil-
dren, small pet, smoker OK. 778-2234.
SHARE 2BR/1.5BA located on Longboat. Walk to
beach. $250/mo. + $250 security + 1/2 utilities. 387-
9024 or pager 215-1678.

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ISLA N0E CL S*IIED


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.
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.
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.
E A A


RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA CONDO, Bayview, 1st
floor, $127,500 unfurnished.. New Concept Proper-
ties, Ron Wagner. 792-9314, eves. 792-5070.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apartments,
4-units furnished. Large lot with pool. $449,000, by
owner (in apt. #1). 211 South 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.


WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA condo overlooking land-
scaped pool and Tampa Bay. New kitchen, freshly
decorated, second floor end unit. $132,000. Call
(800) 484-1692-9726.


4BR/3BA HOME WITH magnificent view of the Bay.
30 ft. dock with sailboat davit. 778-2766.
CANAL HOME $189,000 Beautiful inside, large lot,
spacious rooms, private setting, easy to see. Yvonne
Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream. 778-7777.
HOME FOR SALE $229,900. 3BR/2BA, 1 1/2 years
old. 608 Fern Street, Anna Maria. For additional in-
formation, please call 778-9515.
SUMMER SANDS 2nd floor, 2BR/2.5BA condo facing
Intracoastal. Pool, spa, boat dock, private Gulf beach,
secured entryway, elevator, live-in manager. Call Gulf-
Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. at 778-7244 anytime.


WHAT A MAN SEES: 3-car garage and a home on
a canal. What a woman sees: 4BR for her family to
visit, 2 fireplaces and a romantic hot tub! He'll love
you for finding all this in an Island home priced un-
der appraisal! Call Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner at
Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.


THE PRICE IS RIGHT! 3BR island home on a sailboat
water canal for only $215,000.Call Sandy Greiner or
Barb Turner at Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
OPEN WIDE VIEWS from nearly every room. If you
dream of living on the water, here's the opportunity of
a lifetime. 3BR/2BA on the bay. Contact Sandy Greiner
or Barb Turner at Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
MOBILE HOME 20 x 40. 2BR/1BA, carport. 55+ park.
$15,000. Will trade for motor home of equal value. #51
Phillippi Shores Drive. Can see after 6 pm.
TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
CONDO FOR SALE North Beach Village.
$159,000. Spacious 3BR/2BA townhome w/treetop
views! Community pool and only steps to the
beach. Jan Jordan, Broker-Realtor. The Longboat
Connection, Inc. 387-9709.
LOT FOR SALE 501 Reclinata. $142,000.1/3 acre
homesite in area of fine homes. Building plans
available. Call Jim LaRose, Realtor. The Longboat
Connection, Inc. 387-9709.
LOTS FOR SALE. Duplex Bayfront $80,000 -
Oceanview with access and ownership on the water
100 ft. away, $200,000.

Q EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair
Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination." Familial status in-
cludes children under age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-
free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired
(TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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nal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, liv-
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Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.


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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.


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Call me for the
BEST BUYS ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
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778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience
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The Islander Bystander office will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance
of Memorial Day. There will be an early deadline for classified advertising including
line ads for items for sale, services, rentals and real estate, etc. Ads must be submitted no
later than Saturday noon, May 25, for the May 30 edition.

Classified advertising must be mailed or placed in person with payment. The Islander Bystander accepts fax orders for
classified advertising with MasterCard or Visa payment. Fax to (941) 778-9392 with complete information including credit card
number, expiration and telephone contact information. Information: 778-7978. Office: 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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2BR/2BA plu- den & IBR/1BA prrvale guess quar-
lers Tile Iloors pool. screened porch dock 2 car
garage low maintenance landscaping Call Helen
White 778-2261 or 778-6956


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MILES OF BEACH $227,000 Large .unny
condo 2BR/2BA corner unii view ol Gulf
healed pool carpon. prime Holmes Beac:h .rea
Clo.e to reslaurarns & shopping Call Helen
Whaie 778-2261 or 778-69E.6


KEY ROYALE POOL & DOCK $219,000
2BR/2BA canallront home with swimming pool
and boal dock Low mainleananc? landicaping
Fully lurnished Very nice area Call Helen While
778.2261 or 778*e6956


ANNA MARIA ISLAND $199,000 32R/2BA
watertroni home in Anna Maria City on cul-de-
sac in nice rridiential area Boal dock and wa-
lertront deck lush water vie Call Helen While
778-2261 or 778-e9l56
walrtrnlhom 8s ief AnaMra ,vo cld-


DIRECT BAYFRONT $595,000 Parrcr r..c i-A' KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT $249,900
I Tamprr, B.a, K-, R .,alle 3 R 2Ee "I plt plrn .Sp -.:.,.j:c 'Gi "" -' ca.r b.eaul, .r,.:l-udj r,
Sparni,-h moiTl tropicl ccunrard li. g area irh da.,li c l.-niral ..:uum la n ripnnk lr Furrni
fireplace Heatd ,Timrring pool MUICH MUCH lure is negolible- C.ill tJick Fal'0os 778 .261
MORE Call INik Faluos 778-2261 or 778-4642 or 77-.4642




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KEY ROYALE $229,000 Well rranilained
and deoraeddra caraltrorn hone on pre-tigico-'u
Key Roale Pr.atel dock and onlr minulei'
a.a,' Irroi Tarmpa Bay Call Dick Malher or D.a.e
.ijrn s 778.6.791


GULFSANDS $182,000 Gulrfronr condo .on
Anrna i .laria -Ilanrd Turnk ey lunmijrhed .~ elR/.
/..: r I andemrr parking under building He aled
p,:,:,l ,rande:. l >valk.ing btea h i all RH,_'
Schnoerr 77 -. -'61


BAY & LAGOON VIEWS $114,900 'u,- DUPLEX ASSUMABLE MORTGAGE S119,900
bOA BaL v beauJ t 2PR2Ri2;'B rnl.-, hjrr,ih.l .pa .:.:-.J er ad.3-ri..r,. dupll' ePi-; .T: 'lraJ.: e
Under building parking 10c rl h ,: .*alk I: M.vana- rr3ch de C.i- e t. l. et ,act. .:La .1 '.. ,.'
lee Beach Close to shopping Greal r.rnal Call jaurratble mcrT gae6 i'.; in lIa., & mll j .- :er
Nrck Paisios 778-2261 or 778.-64-2 mro Hurr/ Call rii,;k Pa-ir, 77.?-4'.-2: 77,.-2"'1
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GULFFRONT COMPLEX $169,000 Park.
und-r IhC building vilh an el.. aior Turrnke lur-
nrIh-red R/2B.A lanai Aiih gas gArill ii mpile,
has 2.3 .- 6 pool Partial Gull .,ew Call ODick
1.1:i r or r a e Jornes 8.-2 61 cr 778-.6791


ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT $149,000
3PlE' 1 i c an.allrrl rI ,.-,m r in 'nrina .~1jar3 Claly
tlJ-ed: TLC ,',ide ,:anal -i-e all area ~,l nice
horses R,-.:-m |: e.p ,nd Gr -a th.er-ujpp-r Call
Helen White 778.2261 -.r 778- 695


SUN LOVERS DELIGHT $150,000 2BR/
2BA plus den Could be third bedroom Com-
pletely new Inside plumbing electric & Iloors
Outside shower Just 100 ft Irom the waler Call
Harold Small 778-2261 or 792-8628


PERICO BAY CLUB $119,900 Lovely
lakeside villa featuring tennis nature Irails and
only two miles to Gull beaches Gated comrrmrru
nrll' Call Dick .Maher or Dae Joones 778 2261 or
77 8.4A91


DEEP WATER CANAL $695,000 Custom
built pool home on deep waler canal Spacious.
3BR & den. 2 SBA high -.aulted ceilings EI-
egant indoor outdoor living Call a13ry Ann
Schmidl 778-2261 or 778-49J31


PERICO BAY CLUB $88,900 2BR/2BA w/
goodd water ,..' Galed community wilh pool
lennli Courts nature walks Close to beach
and shopping Call M.iary Ann Schmidl 778-2261
or 778-1931


DICK

MAHER
REALTOR@
778-2261 .




Dick has been a major player in
the Island Real Estate Industry for
over 10 years, and is one of Neal
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Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
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