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City officials: we can't fund community pool
By Pat Copeland
Most officials at last week's meeting of Island
elected officials favored the idea of a community
swimming pool but felt the cities should not fund it.
Holmes Beach resident Ursula Stemm presented a
proposal for the pool and said it could be used for swim-
ming lessons, water aerobics, life saving lessons and the
like. She had gathered over 500 signatures of residents on
a petition favoring the construction of a pool.
Stemm gave cost estimates she obtained from pool
companies and county employees.
Karen Day captured her
grandson in a mirror
image of the ghost crab
he encountered at Bean
Point in Anna Maria for
the third weekly prize in
The Islander Bystander's
KINSA contest. Day, who
resides in Holmes Beach
and Lake Lotawana, Mo.,
will have her photo
entered into Kodak's
international contest by
the newspaper. Local
prizes include Kodak
gifts, a gift certificate to
the Sandbar restaurant
and a "more than a
mullet wrapper" T-shirt
from The Islander
An 800-square-foot pool with a capacity of 26 per-
sons would cost $42,000 excluding electric, sewage
and plumbing costs, she said. A 2,100-square-foot pool
with a capacity for 93 persons would cost $77,000 with
the same exclusions. The additional cost for electric,
sewage and plumbing would be approximately $20,000
Maintenance costs would be for a four-month op-
eration and are modeled after the south county swim-
ming pool. That pool is open from May 1 to Labor Day
weekend, then only on weekends through October. It
employs three staff members for a seven-day schedule
of no more than 12 hours per day.
Stemm said she estimated wages, chemicals and
electricity at about $25,000 annually. She estimated
anticipated revenues from memberships, daily usage
fees and class fees at $15,000 to $20,000 annually.
Officials question city funding
Stemm said she hoped the Island cities would help
fund the cost of construction and various fees would
take care of annual maintenance.
PLEASE SEE POOL, NEXT PAGE
vote July 8
The Anna Maria Fire Commission will have the
final vote on its 1996-97 budget on July 8 at 7 p.m.
At last month's meeting, commissioners agreed to
add a part-time training/safety officer to be shared with
West Side Fire District. Each district will pay half the
employee's salary and benefits.
The position is expected to cost the district $22,000
which will come out of unanticipated tax revenues to-
taling $25,000, Chief Andy Price said.
"The captains have been doing the job but it is in-
terfering with their regular duties," Price explained.
"We have made do for so long and now its time to hire
someone. Sharing the position with West Side is more
cost effective and serves our needs."
Price said safety and training is becoming more com-
plex due to unfunded state and federal mandates and com-
plex regulations due to AIDS, hepatitis and other diseases.
Without proper training and safety procedures, the
district's exposure liability will increase, he said.
"We don't want to get top heavy," Commissioner
Larry Tyler warned of the budget.
Copies of the adjusted budget will be available
prior to the meeting.
suspect in bank
Holmes Beach police have issued a warrant for Jor-
dan L. Thompson in connection with the robbery of First
of America, 603 Manatee Avenue West, Holmes Beach.
On June 12, the suspect
entered the bank, waited in
line for a teller, then held up
a sign demanding money. .
The sign also declared that
the suspect had a gun.. ,
Thompson was identi-
fied as the suspect by several
persons, Det. Sgt. Nancy
Rogers said. Thompson is de-
scribed as a white male; 33 Bank robbery suspect
years old; five feet six inches
tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Call the Holmes Beach Police Department at 778-
7875 or 747-COPS with information on Thompson.
ment will put on two
works extravaganzas for
holiday celebrating. The
Beach House, 200 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach,
will play host Wednesday
night, July 3. Head north
to the Sandbar restau-
rant, 100 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria, for a July
Fourth dark-time display.
For more on Taylor and
Fourth fun, see inside.
Courtesy Jim Taylor.
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Those Were the Days .................................. 7
ISLAND MAP ...................................... .......... 16
Streetlife ...................................... ............. 20
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 32
JULY 4, 1996
iMt BtbIl NItWb ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
OI PAGE 2 N JULY 4, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Fireworks rekindle 'that childhood excitement'
By Cynthia Finn
By day Jim Taylor of Holmes Beach is a marine
contractor. By night, over plenty of weekends and
maybe even in his dreams, Taylor is an entertainer -
Anna Maria Island's own pyroo man," a director of
fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico.
He's the man behind Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical
Entertainment, donating his expertise, service and time
to ensure that fireworks do go off over the Island on the
Fourth of July. And now, for the second year in a row,
they're also igniting on the third of July.
Both shows are courtesy of Island restaurants, the
Beach House in Bradenton Beach and the Sandbar in
"Overall it takes about two weeks from my marine
business," Taylor says. "But I love it. It would break
my heart not to have fireworks on Anna Maria Island."
He's the kid in all of us as he talks pyrotechnics.
"It starts when you're a child. Everyone loves spar-
klers and bottle rockets and Roman candles," he says.
"And then the fireworks themselves what grand
entertainment! They stimulate all five senses. The vi-
sual" his hands raise upward "the audio you
can certainly hear the explosions. You can feel the
shock wave. You can smell the powder. And if the
wind is right, you can even taste it."
Twelve years ago a friend, Terry Dorman, asked
Taylor to help him shoot off a show at the Sandbar.
"The smell, the adrenalin," Taylor says with a
broad smile. "It just brought all that childhood excite-
Taylor went back to help the next year and then
Dorman gave up the job.
"I just kind of took it over," Taylor recalls and he's
nowhere near to giving it up.
He holds a class B explosives license from the fed-
eral Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms which
keeps track of his ongoing training. He is required at
showtime to follow all regulations set by the National
Fire Protection Agency and each display must be per-
mitted by the local fire district.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"I would have a hard time convincing our citizens to
support the construction of a swimming pool when we
need so many other things, especially when we have one
of the best swimming facilities in the world the Gulf
of Mexico," Bradenton Beach Councilman Dick Suhre
said. "Have you looked into the possibility of renting some
space from local condominiums or resorts with pools?"
Stemm said it is difficult to learn to swim in the
Gulf with the waves and there are dangers in the Gulf
such as stingrays and red tide in the summer. She said
she hasn't checked the rental possibility.
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Maloney said it
is a mistake to promote a pool based on the dangers
in the Gulf. Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie
Martini, who came up with the pool idea several
months ago, said she is promoting it for lessons and
"Now you're hot!" Jim Taylor exclaims as he demonstrates an electronic firing system used to ignite his
explosive brand offamily entertainment. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Most of Taylor's shows are unique because he fires
from a barge out in the water, igniting the mortars elec-
tronically from a nearby boat. The use of the barge adds
immensely to the safety factor, reducing the liability of
firing near crowds and buildings.
Taylor says the barge limits the angle of firing -
most mortars have to be shot straight up but safety
is a constant focus of the pyrotechnical industry.
Taylor doesn't manufacture any of the fireworks he
shoots but spends a good deal of time designing each
show before placing his order with Santori & Sons, a
longtime fireworks manufacturer on the east coast of
The Sandbar and the Beach House supply the 30-
minute background music tapes. Taylor says he listens
to the music over and over, timing crescendos, envi-
sioning color and form.
"By the time I place the order, I know exactly how
many green peonies I'll use, when the chrysanthemums
will fit best, how many white spiders, gold flitters and
bombettes we'll shoot, says Taylor.
It's the artistic side of what Taylor calls an ex-
tremely technical operation from start to finish.
"The stuff we use mortars, star mines, rockets
- it's basically simple to put them together, to make
them go up. But then chemistry comes in. What do you
use to lift them better, to mix colors. It does get pretty
Taylor says his expertise is rudimentary compared
to a lot of pyrotechnicians. As he describes the firing
process he uses, he pauses. "None of this is as techni-
cal as pyrotechnics is getting."
Beyond manual firing
Beyond the displays Taylor creates on the Island
and for other area events, his involvement in the pyroo"
field is increasing.
He belongs to the Florida Pyrotechnical Art Guild
(FPAG) whose 200 members "come from every walk
of life you can imagine," says Taylor with a smile.
"Doctors, lawyers, chemists all playing around in
The guild meets once a month, issues a newsletter
and holds an annual Fall Fest "three days and three
nights of pyros getting together."
Taylor says they shoot every night from 6 to 11,
with daytime devoted to the sharing of wares, ideas and
He's also joined the Pyrotechnic Guild International
and is looking forward to attending his first annual conven-
tion this August in Muskegon, Mich. Among the high-
lights will be the ignition of a "super string"- millions of
fire crackers which brought $4,800 in last year's auc-
tion for the right to light the string.
Taylor's home affiliate, FPAG, will be handling the
"opening shoot" It will involve 68,000 square feet of
mortar racks covering two 100-by-300-foot barges and
a 180-by-100-foot strip of a peninsula on Lake Michi-
Above all, Taylor is looking forward to hobnobbing
with "the best in the world."
He says the French are perfecting computer digi-
talized firing, the Russians have the biggest rounds and
colors that no one's ever seen before, the Italians always
put on the biggest and best finales and the Chinese are
phenomenal with synchronizing the music and the
"These are the folks I really want to get in with,"
Back down to earth in Holmes Beach, Taylor says
the local shows will sport 8-inch mortars down to 2-
inch comets and he's looking forward to firing both
events with gusto.
"I just love this stuff," he says. "It's not often you
get to be a kid again."
A pool would be a hard sell for the residents of
Bradenton Beach, but she likes the idea, Council-
woman Connie Drescher said. She suggested that
Stemm seek grant funding.
Holmes Beach Councilman Luke Courtney fa-
vored the idea of a pool but felt Stemm's figures were
not realistic. He said the pool could not be limited to
use by Islanders, must be larger than Stemm anticipated
and costs for lifeguards, bath houses, land, etc., must
also be considered.
Drescher asked if Martini considered purchasing
property for the site or using the field behind Holmes
Beach City Hall.
Martini said she hoped to use a portion of the field
and also hoped the three cities could fund construction.
She asked officials to take the idea back to their coun-
cils for comment.
Celebrate July Fourth
with the Privateers
Independence Day on the Island will
begin at 10 a.m. as the Anna Maria
Island Privateers' annual parade
heads north from Coquina Beach to
the Anna Maria City Pier. From
noon to 6p.m. the Privateers will
host a family picnic featuring a
chicken barbecue and live entertain-
ment at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Admission to the
party is free. Dinner is $5 per
person, with soft drinks and a cash
bar available. Last year's celebra-
tors Heather Haskins, left, and
Shaunna Rogalski say everyone is
welcome. For information, call 778-
1238 or 778-5934. Islander Photo:
Island pool plan pooh-poohed by elected officials
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 4, 1996 N PAGE 3 IR
Commission: mayor can hire administrative help
By Pat Copeland
The mayor has the power to hire the administrative
help without a charter change, said the Holmes Beach
Charter Review Commission last week.
Commissioners responded to a memo from Mayor
Bob VanWagoner in which he asked them to discuss
whether the position of mayor is full or part time. He
also asked for relief from the growing complexity of
administering the city.
VanWagoner suggested four possible solutions in
his memo: hire a full-time mayor with matching com-
pensation, hire a city manager, expand the role of the
city clerk, or hire an administrative officer. He said he
favored the latter but felt it required a charter change.
The Holmes Beach City Council will discuss
suggested changes to its sign ordinance at its July
9 work session.
Allowing for advertising on vehicles such as
Providing for temporary signs or banners for
new or relocating businesses.
Providing for a $25 fine for retrieval of signs
picked up by the city in violation of code.
Providing for Class B (off premise) signs ad-
vertising temporary events such as the community
Providing for a permit fee for wall signs.
Councilman Don Maloney asked council to
consider regulating residents who have yard sales
every weekend. He felt they interfere with the
city's licensed businesses.
"A garage sales is a very American weekend
event," he noted. "It's not the regular garage sales
that are a problem but sales at certain houses and
"The issue of whether the mayor is full or part time
amazes me," said Commission Chairman Betty Hill.
"He's not an employee. He's elected. A mayor can
come and go the hours he pleases and vacation when
"How long has it been since the charter was rewrit-
ten as to the responsibilities of the mayor?" VanWagoner
asked. "The responsibilities have expanded, and the char-
ter should reflect that. How many hours a day, how many
hours a week does he spend at the job?"
"The number of hours it takes to do the job," Hill re-
plied. She read from the charter: "He/she shall be respon-
sible to the electorate for the administration for all city
affairs placed in his/her charge by or under this charter."
"Any time you start getting closer to falling into
traveling garage sales. There are a couple of places
that have a garage sale every weekend with stuff
they bought at a garage sale the weekend before.
There is also a traveling Oriental goods garage
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said council
could add a definition of garage sale to the land de-
velopment code and limit residents to three per
"Without getting money and issuing a permit,
there's no way to determine that," Maloney replied.
"You couldn't ask code enforcement to ride around
every weekend and check off who's having a ga-
The registration and enforcement procedure
could be difficult, City Clerk Leslie Ford told coun-
"I hate to see us pass ordinances if we can't do
our best to make them work," she noted.
Courtney said he would write a definition for
council to consider.
that category of a salaried employee, you're taking the
spirit and commitment of serving your community out
of why you ran for office," Joy Courtney noted. "That
is one of the most important ingredients in a commu-
nity such as ours."
Bob Jorgensen said the mayor is given the ability to
hire administrative help in charter section 4.05, Power and
Duties of the Mayor, if approved by council.
Courtney said it's also a budget consideration and
the budget requires council approval.
"If the city and legislative requirements change, I
think there's a lot of flexibility in this charter to let you
go ahead and do what you need to," Jorgensen said.
VanWagoner asked the commission to confirm
that opinion in the form of a motion, which it did.
Anna Maria City
7/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
7/11, 7:30 Tentative commission meeting to set
7/9, 6 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board work
session to review changes to the land
7/10, 9 a.m., Budget work session
7/11, 7 p.m., Council meeting
7/9, 7 p.m., Council work session and public
input on budget
7/11, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
7/8, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Control District
Commission final vote on budget, Fire
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
7/9, 10 p.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
7/10, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island
Community Center Board of Directors meeting,
407 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
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I-D PAGE A JULY 4, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
'Towners' take top prize in horseshoe contest
The team of Arlow Juhlin and Bill Givens of
Bradenton were undefeated at the Second Annual 1996
Ray Simches Island Cities Horseshoes Tournament on
The event began with a dedication to the late
Mayor Simches from Anna Maria City Commissioner
George McKay and Holmes Beach Councilwoman
Juhlin and Givens were steadfast in the winner's
bracket going into the final match to beat second-place
winners Junior Tipton and Lance Bieker a second time
in double-elimination play.
First place prize of $100 and hats donated by The
Islander Bystander were presented to the first-place
team. A plaque will hang at The Islander Bystander
office with the winners names. Second place prize
was certificates from Gulf Drive Cafe and "More
than a mullet wrapper" T-shirts from The Islander
Rita Kane and Lisa Varano took home third place
and certificates from Surfside Cafe. Kevin Cassidy and
Bob McGlynn repeated their 1995 finish in fourth
Kane and Varano were the first all-female team in
the two-year-old challenge. They out-threw last year's
winners, Tim Lease and Alan Szakacs, to move into
A gift certificate from Eddie B's was awarded to
Bill Starrett for "most ringers," (average ringers per
Twenty teams of horseshoe slingers signed up to
compete in the tournament The host city, Anna Maria,
made a $200 contribution toward new pits for the event
with special thanks to McKay for his work preparing
for the contest.
Special thanks go to Lou Fiorentino, Rick Weaver,
Mel Rector and Herb Haller for officiating. Casey
Rygiel, Berni Roy, Michael Meridian and Bill Starrett
The winners from the left front, Rita Kane and Lisa Varano, (third place); Arlow Juhlin and Bill Givens,
(champions); Lance Bieker, (second place); back row, Rick Weaver, (official); Junior Tipton, (second place);
Mel Rector and Herb Haller, (officials).
also assisted with the tournament.
Other donations included certificates and merchan-
dise from Islander's Market, Jessie's Island Store,
Rebecca's Bistro, Shrimp Louie's, Bortell's Lounge,
Shells and the Boiler Room.
Entry fees totaled $400 and raffle sales added $154
to the donation to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's fundraising drive for a new gym floor.
oe Hutchinson illustrates his form and style and then retires to the benches at Anna Maria City Park
Joe Hutchinson illustrates his form and style and then retires to the benches at Anna Maria City Park.
Tournament official Lou Fiorentino checks a close call in the pits.
Arlow Juhlin demonstrates his winning style with the
The champs, Arlow Juhlin and Bill Givens, reveled
over their win with players and friends at the prize
raffle and party at the Tip of the Island pub after the
tournament. Islander Photos: Herb Haller, Bonner
Presswood and Paul Roat
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 4, 1996 0 PAGE 5 1G3
Dock repair estimates requested in Bradenton Beach
Docks apparently will remain at two street ends in
south Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach City Council members have
unanimously approved pursing either repair or replace-
ment of two small wooden docks at Seventh and Eighth
Streets South, instructing the building official to pro-
vide them with cost estimates to bring the structures up
to safety codes.
The council action pleased a dozen or so residents
who requested the city allow the docks to remain last May.
Resident John Merrigan said that the docks have been in
place for more than 40 years and he and his father had
repaired them numerous times throughout that period.
"I feel like we've been used," Merrigan said.
"We've put in free labor in repairing the docks, we did
all the work over the years and now you want to tear
them down because you think they aren't safe."
"You have given us a vested right to use those
docks," resident Sandra Tyner told council members.
She said residents had purchased homes in the area due,
in part, by the proximity of the docks for boat docking
"They were public docks when they were in good
repair, and now that they need to be repaired they are
private docks," she added.
Jim White, a motel owner in the area, said he was
told when he purchased his motel that the docks were
public. "I'm concerned that if you tear the docks down,
the state of Florida may never let us build them back,"
Resident Walter Petlowany said the dock at Eighth
Street South was safe. He said Building Official Bill
Sanders "walked on it the other day with me, and he's
still here, he didn't fall in. Those docks have never
caused any problems to the city."
Former Councilman Jim Kissick said, "The piers
have been there a long time, and I believe there is a pre-
cedent involved. Why not have the city oversee the
repair of the pilings, the decking, whatever is needed."
Councilman John Kaufmann suggested, and the
other council members agreed, to have Sanders come
up with cost estimates to reconstruct the piers at Sev-
enth and Eighth Streets South and present his findings
to the council at the July 11 meeting.
"Anything we have to do to bring these docks up
to safety standards we should do," Mayor Leroy
Residents approached Kaufmann, whose district
encompasses the area, and asked for city assistance in
purchasing materials to repair the structures. Kaufmann
said he was told a long-standing city policy was to pro-
vide material to the residents for repairing the piers.
Kaufmann and other city officials inspected the
docks and found them to be in a dangerous state of dis-
repair, with missing planks and crumbling or missing
pilings. At the advice of the city's insurance carrier the
docks were posted with no-trespassing signs while
ownership of the structures was researched and the city
policy on the docks uncovered.
"These are city amenities," Kaufmann said. "It's
like a public park, and if they can be maintained, I think
it would be OK."
Permits were issued to repair the docks in the
Saved by the fire
Dan Kreiner, co- owner of
Flash Flights, a kite shop in
Holmes Beach, was very
happy when firefighters,
from left, Brian Reed and
Ken Treffinger, rescued his
kite from a 25-foot palm
tree near Martinique
condominium last week.
The firefighters used a 24-
foot extension ladder to
reach the kite. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.
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IFI PAGE 6 I JULY 4, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Your right to know
Florida's Sunshine Laws that open government
meetings and records make it easier for journalists to
do their jobs, but private citizens may also take advan-
tage of those laws.
Open records let you find out such things as the en-
vironmental cleanliness of Sarasota Bay, the number of
firearms that have been confiscated at public schools or
who owns a piece of property and how much it's worth.
Some information is essential. Other facts are just
interesting to know. The information is available to every-
one thanks to the First Amendment, related federal free-
dom of information laws and Florida's Sunshine Laws.
The Islander Bystander is joining with other news-
papers this week in promoting the second annual cam-
paign of "You have the right to know," sponsored by
the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors.
For an example of information gained through the
open records laws just turn to The Islander Bystander's
popular "Streetlife" column. The police reports are an
excellent example of information gathered by the news-
paper and equally accessible by individuals through
"your right to know."
Join the parade
This week we celebrate the primary national holi-
day in the United States, celebrated every July 4, the
anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Inde-
pendence. Customary festivities include picnics, pa-
rades, band concerts, decorations in red, white, and
blue, and nighttime fireworks displays.
Thankfully, on Anna Maria Island we have it all. And
it is thanks in large part to the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers. They organize a parade that leads the celebration
from Coquina Beach to Anna Maria on July Fourth where
the party at the Island Community Center includes a fam-
ily barbecue and entertainment by local musicians.
Two restaurants, the Sandbar and Beach House,
offer fantastic firework displays that can be enjoyed by
everyone from the beaches.
It's good, old-fashioned small town fun that many
cities across the U.S. have forgone over the years. But
the enthusiasm still runs high on Anna Maria Island.
We credit the zest and zeal to the independent spirit
So get out of the house for a few minutes between
11 a.m. and noon and listen for the sounds of cannon
fire coming up Gulf Drive. The "Pied Pipers of Anna
Maria," the Privateers will be leading the kids, the poli-
ticians and all variety of fun-loving Islanders to the
start of the celebration Island style.
Join the parade! Give them a much-deserved hand
and a wave when they pass by.
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9 'up 9 ; i l W
It is refreshing to know that those who printed the
anonymous newsletter, "Eye on City Hall" can read.
Too bad they can't understand what they read.
Nowhere did Mayor VanWagoner take credit for
anyone's achievements. He just reported to the citizens
of Holmes Beach what was gong on. A refreshing in-
Please mayor, keep up on your reports, "From the
Billie Martini, Holmes Beach
Crack down on personal
Recent comments about curtailing personal water-
craft and its effect on Bradenton Beach law enforce-
ment is comical. For years we have witnessed personal
watercraft whipping through and wave jumping among
swimmers off Cortez and Coquina beaches, where all
boats are code-prohibited within 300 feet from shore.
Daily they whip through manatee no-wake areas and
congregate, causing other boaters to avoid the location
The archaic mindset is not universal. A minority
seem to display a desire to conform to the rights of their
fellow man. But like a teenaged motorcyclist who de-
lights in shooting through traffic at twice the posted
speed, or an equally offensive boom box operator, the
fact is he is uncatchable.
To my knowledge no ticket has been issued since
the 1991 boom box statute was enacted, and holidays
produce hundreds of violations. Such nonfeasance, be
it boom box or speeders of personal watercraft, is an
open invitation to express what may be called a me-
chanical "social gesture" to authority and mankind.
Enforcement? The Bradenton Beach Police De-
partment, as a result of its own lobby and expressed
preference, may exert jurisdiction only to the high
water mark. Unless the Florida Marine Patrol chooses
to bring in a fleet of helicopters, there is almost no
chance of catching a speeding personal watercraft ...
an open invitation to today's youth which we allow to
So how d1o ,' ca~* resl qt this late date? Misr-
meanors must be witnessed by, an officer. Petition the
Florida Legislature to mandate 10-inch-high, openly
exposed registration numbers on all personal watercraft
like those on commercial fishing boats. Provide a cam-
era with a good telephoto lens to officers who can and
will use them the owner is responsible!
Two years ago, our Florida Legislative Delegation
was offered this solution, but they could not be both-
ered at the time to mandate the identity. One wonders
if they are still oblivious to FMP accident statistics!
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
Island beaches boast litter
in lieu of loveliness
My complaint is regarding litter on our beaches.
Each day my disgust with sloppy people is re-
newed as I run along a stretch of beach and feel com-
pelled to stop every few yards to pick up candy wrap-
pers, soda cans, beer bottles, milk and juice cartons and
certain items that I shouldn't even attempt to carry to
a trash can without plastic gloves.
I am also offended by cigarette butts in the sand.
Our beaches are not a giant ashtray and I hope my let-
ter heightens awareness that cigarette butts are
I think this messy situation would be eased some-
what if hotels and motels would police the beaches
used by their guests. I have observed trash in front of
various guest establishments and left it thinking that
someone staying or working there would dispose of it.
Two and three days later the offensive object is still
there so I grudgingly clean it up.
It would be helpful if there were more trash recep-
tacles available along the beaches. As a taxpayer, I
would not protest some of our tax dollars paying for a
few trash cans and some raking of the beaches.
As an individual I ask others to please stop turning
the shoreline into a garbage dump and to pick up trash.
Deborah Pette, Bradenton Beach
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T THOSE WERE TIE BAYS
_ Part 5, Anna Maria Island & the Seminole War, 1835-1842,
by June Alder
Life was good for Tampa Bay fishermen in the 1830s until war.came along.
SUMMER OF FEAR
The fishermen's families who had
fled to Captain William Bunce's make-
shift camp on Passage Key worked hard
to make it livable. For a while the islet
would be home for
women and children.
to make a clearing in
the woods for their
lean-tos. The fisher-
men built a wharf of
sorts for their fishing
shacks and put up a
lookout tower. Even
though the 700-ton
naval supply ship
Concord with its 20-
gun battery was an-
chored nearby off
Egmont Key, they
were worried about
another Indian at-
But the enemies
that summer of 1836
were not the Semi-
noles. They were
upwards of 150
were sent ashore from the Concord for
bathing and diversion.
In July there was a barbecue on
Passage Key. But that didn't happen of-
ten. Commander M.P. Mix didn't want
Launches from the Con-
cord and the revenue cut-
ters came every day to take
on water from the spring in
the center of Passage Key.
On the shore under the
protection of a marine
guard, carpenters repaired
worn spars and gunners'
crews cast musket balls.
The fishery women heated
tubs of water over beach
fires and did laundry for
the seamen. Naked young-
sters, brown as pine cones,
swam and dove in the
waters around the ships.
rain, heat, disease and boredom.
The lives of Bunce's people quickly
became intertwined with the military.
Launches from the Concord and the
revenue cutters came every day to take
on water from the spring in the center of
the half-mile-long island. On the shore
under the protection of a marine guard,
carpenters repaired worn spars and gun-
ners' crews cast musket balls. The fish-
ery women heated tubs of water over
beach fires and did laundry for the sea-
men while their naked youngsters,
brown as pine cones, swam and dove in
the waters around the ships. Sometimes
they were allowed to scamper up the
anchor ropes to watch the men at their
ship housekeeping tasks. The young-
sters became the sailors' pets.
As time went by routine duties were
all the crews had to occupy them unless
there were shore expeditions for forag-
ing or passing ships to inspect for
smuggled guns and ammunition. Rarely
was any contraband found. The Indian
raids seemed to have stopped for the
summer so there was no scouting to be
In June the rains came and lashing
storms followed by the misery of mud
and mosquitoes and the searing sun. To
help morale,parties of 50 or 60 men
to encourage fraterni-
zation with the rancho
Heat and boredom
were taking their toll
by late July. Two Con-
cord crewmen were
thrown into the brig for
mistreating and rob-
bing a man on Mullet
Key. Each was given
21 lashes. Two other
seamen were similarly
punished, one for inso-
lence to officers and
another for starting a
fight on shore.
Scurvy broke out on
the ship along with
dysentery and malaria.
Supplies were running
short. The bread ration
had to be cut to nine
ounces per man.
Conditions were worse up Tampa
Bay at Fort Brooke. It had filled up with
sick and wounded soldiers from the
failed spring campaigns of Gen.
Winfield Scott (he had been removed
as Florida army chief in April). Fresh
troops arrived for a new effort against
Osceola planned by Scott's successor,
Florida territorial Gov. Richard Call.
They came down sick, too.
It was like that in all the forts north
of Tampa Bay typhus, yellow fever
and malaria were taking deadly effect.
Fort King, where the war began with
the assassination of an Indian agent,
was closed down. Other fort closings
followed. And when they emptied out
Osceola moved his people in. By the
end of August every fort to the north
had been abandoned to the Seminoles.
The worse the war news got, the
more nervous the rancho people be-
In May Bunce had pushed off in his
ship Enterprise for Key West. He re-
turned the first of August to find his
people in a state of panic. They had heard
that Osceola was sending Chief Alligator
(he who had carried out the Dade Massa-
cre) with 150 warriors to destroy the
rancho and kill everyone in it.
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Flags, flames and fireworks on July Fourth
The Fourth of July will heat up on the Island on
Wednesday night, July 3, with the second annual fire-
works display over the Gulf waters at the Beach House
restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Special
deck seating is available by reservation, 779-2222, or grab
a spot on the beach and let the celebration begin. The
Beach House will also put on a Reggae Splash with con-
tinuous live music from 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday the Fourth.
Independence Day proper begins on the Island at 10
a.m. as the Anna Maria Island Privateers' annual parade
leaves Coquina Beach and heads north on the Island to the
Anna Maria City Pier. The family picnic follows from
noon to 6 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. There's no admis-
sion fee, a traditional chicken dinner can be had for $5 per
person, there's live entertainment on stage and a cash bar.
For information, call 778-1238 or 778-5934.
The Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria, 778-0444, starts celebrating at noon with a bar-
becue picnic under a tent, children's games and live
music all day long. The evening will end with a splash
as the 12th annual fireworks show ignites from a barge
over the Gulf. A trolley shuttle will run every 10 min-
utes from the First Union parking lot, Marina and Gulf
drives, starting at 5 p.m. The Sandbar deck will offer
a pay-ahead barbecue dinner menu and champagne for
$50 per person.
Two fireworks cruises into Sarasota Bay will leave
Cortez in the early evening. Call the Seafood Shack,
794-5048, or the Cortez Fleet, 794-1223, for reserva-
tions and details.
At 8:15 am. on the Fourth the 1996 Centennial Olym-
pics flame will cross into Manatee County heading south
from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge through Palmetto and
into downtown Bradenton. There will be a celebration at
Rossi Riverfront Park from 9:30 to 10 am. and from there
the flame will be passed from torch to torch going south
on U.S. 41 (14th Street West), crossing Cortez Road at
about 10:30. For a complete flame itinerary, call United
Way of Manatee County at 748-1313.
There will also be fireworks over the Manatee River
after dark, visible from both downtown Bradenton and
downtown Palmetto. Information, 723-4988.
The Olympic flame will cross into Sarasota County
at 11:30 a.m. and end up at Island Park in downtown
Sarasota for a mid-afternoon sendoff by seaplane to
Miami. For the Sarasota flame route, call United Way
of Sarasota, 366-2686.
Downtown Sarasota and Island Park will start
rocking at noon with a Taste of Sarasota, live music on
four stages, the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix festival
of boats parade on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. and a fire-
works show at 9:15 p.m. For a full slate of events, call
the Sarasota Downtown Association at 951-2656.
The 12th annual Grand Prix Festival offers oppor-
tunities for fun throughout the long weekend. The
world kilo speed runs take place from 8 a.m. to noon
Friday, July 5, in Sarasota Bay at University of Florida
at Sarasota/New College. Powerboats in the Park at St.
Armand's Circle runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will
be continuous live entertainment, a bikini contest at 6
p.m. and boats and drivers galore.
The schedule Saturday, July 6, includes the Off-
shore Challenge APBA Offshore Class A race at noon
from New Pass to Big Pass for amateur enthusiasts and
the Vintage race at 2 p.m. The Sarasota Hyatt marina
will host the party at the wet pits from 11 a.m. to 10
p.m. See the superboats, meet the race teams and dance
in the ballroom after 6 p.m.
The big race the Grand Prix Challenge starts
at noon Sunday, July 7, covering the waters from New
Pass south to Point of Rocks and featuring all APBA
classes except A. Victory Circle events will follow at
the Sarasota Quay.
For details on all Offshore events, call 751-1644.
Residential rental discussion continues in Holmes Beach
Unable to come to a consensus last week, the Holmes
Beach City Council will resume discussions July 9 of its
proposed ordinance to restrict residential rentals.
The draft ordinance sets minimums of 30 days in the
R-1 and R-3 districts and 14 days in the R-2 district. The
R-1AA district (Key Royale) is already governed by a
1992 ordinance restricting rentals to 30 days. The R-4 dis-
trict (mostly south of Manatee Avenue) is governed by a
1993 ordinance restricting rentals to seven days.
Don Howard, owner of the Island Plantation, told
council that while it continues to restrict the hotel/motel
district, it ignores residential rentals.
"Motel owners are people who invested in their
community," he noted. "It's their income. A person
who buys a house to retire to some day lives and makes
an income somewhere else. The rental is a supplement.
Give honest consideration to the motel district."
Howard asked City Attorney Patricia Petruff if
there are any restrictions in the residential districts not
covered by specific ordinances.
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"In the rest of the city, there is a prohibition on the
operation of a business," she replied. "If someone
makes a complaint, the issue for the code enforcement
board is does that constitute the conduct of a busi-
ness?It has always been the opinion of our law firm that
renting overnight in that manner is a business because
they're doing it for the revenue."
Jeff Gary of the Silver Sands resort said short-term
rentals are detrimental to the residential districts and asked
the council to enforce the law referred to by Petruff.
"If you're allowing them to do it, you have to al-
low every business that wants to operate out of a
home," he maintained. "I never heard of making excep-
tions for people who break the law to continue break-
ing the law."
Ken Gary, also from the Silver Sands, said motel
owners pay higher taxes and insurance, yet they are
losing business to illegal residential rentals.
"They hurt those of us that have the right provided
by the law," he said.
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City Clerk Leslie Ford read a letter from resident
Thomas N. Clough, who was against any restrictions.
Clough made the following points:
Regulating the minimum period of rental is an
arbitrary restriction on the right of the owner to use the
property in a reasonable, responsible way.
Rental restrictions should be tailored to the char-
acteristics of the neighborhood and the way most of the
houses are used there.
Backdating the grandfathering date to Jan. 1,
1995, is unfair to owners who purchased property since
"I will explore every legal way to block these pro-
posed regulations, including joining with other prop-
erty owners in a lawsuit," Clough wrote.
"We're not outlawing rentals, we just want some con-
trols," resident Bob Jorgensen noted. "The proliferation of
short-term rentals is getting worse and worse."
Other residents at the meeting advocated restric-
tions from seven to 30 days to six months.
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Mayor responds to committee questions
Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy Arnold has provided
a written response to 20 questions posed to him by a citi-
zen committee in May.
The Committee for the Continued Improvement &
Unity of Bradenton Beach, a 10-member group of city
residents headed by former Mayor Katie Pierola, asked the
The questions and Arnold's responses are as follows.
What is the status of the Florida Department of
Transportation improvement program regarding the
drainage problems on Cortez Beach, Gulf Drive
near city hall and at the S-curve at 22nd Street and
Arnold: The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization and the Florida Department of Trans-
portation have us (the Island) on a priority list, but no time
schedule has been scheduled. We need to work together
with DOT, not fight them.
Whatprogress is being made on thepriority list the
city sent to DOT after all the work that was done by the
789 Task Force?
Arnold: MPO-DOT. We are still waiting for the work
to be scheduled by the MPO-DOT. All three Island cities
want this much-needed work to be done by the State of
What is the status of the Florida Recreation Assis-
tance Program concerning the next grant cycle for the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier?
Arnold: We received funding for the FRDAP grant
last week in the amount of $100,000 for the second-phase
improvements to the city fishing pier.
What is the status on the fourth beach lot at the
beach-access park (Katie Pierola Sunset Park)?
Arnold: Near completion, per City Attorney Alan
Prather. No change in plans yet.
What are you doing to obtain emergency funding to
fix the damage done by Hurricane Opal at the hot spots
on the beach?
Arnold: Manatee County is not seeking funding to fix
damage by Opal Jack Gorzeman [Manatee County
Environmental Management Department] said no "hot
spots" on new beach.
What is the status of the third cycle of the commu-
nity development block grant?
Arnold: The letter came in June 26 confirming that the
$500,000 has been awarded and Clem Dryden, Commu-
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waste collection statement included an incorrect
charge. The charges reflected were $10.81 per
month ($32.43 per quarter) and should have
been $10.38 per month ($31.14 per quarter). A
credit will appear on your next statement reflect-
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nity Redevelopment Agency chairman, said the work
should start by the first of the year.
What is the status of securing grant money from the
state to pay for the comprehensive plan review process for
Arnold: Bill Brisson, the city planner, said this project
is not to begin until the year 2001.
What is the status of the surveying of city streets to
determine city ownership versus resident
Arnold: We are currently obtaining
quotes to survey all city street ends.
What are your programs and guide-
lines for educating our citizens on emergency
evacuation and re-entry concerning storm
Arnold: We are organized and have been
told what we must do by the police chief. The
police department meets with the two trailer
parks each year and city hall has evacuation
information for the citizens.
What have you done to encourage citizenparticipa-
tion in all ofpublic business?
Arnold: I have people forming committees and at-
tending meetings they would otherwise not attend.
What is meant byyourcampaign statement that your
door is always open, what hours are you available to citi-
zens and visitors at city hall and what days and hours can
you be reached by phone at home?
Arnold: I am one mayor whose only job is being
mayor I am available to all people at all times -
the only person I ever turned down was Katie Pierola, who
wanted to meet me on the pier to change my plans not to
quit being mayor.
What is yourprogram to reduce property taxes? Do
you plan to attend budget meetings of the county and
Arnold: We are at this time starting our workshops on
the budget I have some program ideas. I invite all to come
and hear them. I will attend any county or school district
budget meeting where any decrease or increase is dis-
cussed that will directly affect Bradenton Beach.
What organizationalprograms have you established
to pursue the numerous grant funds available to our city
through county, state, federal and private sources?
Arnold: Our city clerks and building official have
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Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 AM 11:50 AM 12:30 PM 2:50 PM 3:30 PM 5:50 PM
Anna Maria Oyster Bar/Ato's, Anna Maria 9:31 AM 11:49 AM 12:31 PM 2:49 PM 3:31 PM 5:49 PM
Rod & Reel Motel/Pier, Anna Maria 9:33 AM 11:47 AM 12:33 PM 2:47 PM 3:33 PM 5:47 PM
:Jj Haley's Motel & Resort, Holmes Beach 9:40 AM 11:40 AM 12:40 PM 2:40 PM 3:40 PM 5:40 PM
Blue Water Beach Club, Holmes Beach 9:42 AM 11:38 AM 12:42 PM 2:38 PM 3:42 PM 5:38 PM
Take Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach 9:44 AM 11:36 AM 12:44 PM 2:36 PM 3:44 PM 5:36 PM
Prudential Florida Realty, Holmes Beach 9:45 AM 11:35 AM 12:45 PM 2:35 PM 3:45 PM 5:35 PM
the First National Bank of Manatee, Holmes Beach 9:46 AM 11:34 AM 12:46 PM 2:34 PM 3:46 PM 5:34 PM
sceni Manatee Ave. at Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach 9:48 AM 11:32 AM 12:48 PM 2:32 PM 3:48 PM 5:32 PM
Shells Restaurant, Holmes Beach 9:52 AM 11:28 AM 12:52 PM 2:28 PM 3:52 PM 5:28 PM
route! Econo Lodge, Bradenton Beach 9:55 AM 11:25 AM 12:55 PM. 2:25 PM 3:55 PM 5:25 PM
Tuesday- Catalina Beach Resort, Bradenton Beach 9:58 AM 11:22 AM 12:58 PM 2:22 PM 3:58 PM 5:22 PM
Saturday Silver Surf Motel, Bradenton Beach 9:58 AM 11:22 AM 12:58 PM 2:22 PM 3:58 PM 5:22 PM
Gull Drive Cale, Bradenton Beach 9:59 AM 11:31 AM 12:59 PM 2:21 PM 3:59 PM 5:21 PM
9:30 am Beach Barn, Bradenton Beach 10:04 AM 11:16AM 1:04 PM 2:16 PM 4:04 PM 5:16 PM
to 6 pm Moore's Stone Crab, Longboat Key 10:06 AM 11:14AM 1:06 PM 2:14 PM 4:06 PM 5:14 PM
Adult: $2 Whitney Shopping Plaza, Longboat Key 10:09 AM 11:11 AM 1:09 PM 2:11 PM 4:09 PM 5:11 PM
Up to 3 Silver Sands Motel Apts., Longboat Key 10:12 AM 11:08 AM 1:12 PM 2:08 PM 4:12 PM 5:08 PM
children Albrilton Fruit Company, Longboat Key 10:16 AM 11:04 AM 1:16 PM 2:04 PM 4:16 PM 5:04 PM
free with Avenue Of The Flowers, Longboat Key 10:22 AM 10:58 AM 1:22 PM 1:58 PM 4:22 PM 4:58 PM
adult Cafe L'Europe, St. Armands Circle 10:32 AM 10:48 AM 1:32 PM 1:48 PM 4:32 PM 4:48 PM
346-3115 Holiday Inn-Udo Beach, Lido Key 10:35 AM 10:45 AM 1:35 PM 1:45 PM 4:35 PM 4:45 PM
training in pursuing grants and are looking at any we
might need. The city is going to start receiving a bi-weekly
newsletter on grants that are available.
Who is representing our city at county commission
meetings to study and research matters pertaining to and
affecting our city's current and future interests?
Arnold: I will review their agendas and I will attend
when it is necessary or any of our staff or council may
attend. Public is also welcome.
SWhat is being done to find possible
sources ofnew revenuefor our city to relieve
the property tax burden?
Arnold: Pier and dock rentals are a pos-
sibility. Also, we aim to collect delinquent
sanitation fees for past years in the amount of
S* How are inquiries about the city from
Potential residential and commercial inves-
tors being handled?
Arnold: Assistance from the building
official and clerk's office on remodeling or
building lots is always available to the citizens. Council
is working to lower property taxes and make the land more
Who stays in contact with and represents our city
with the Manatee County Department of Community Af-
Arnold: The mayor and the city clerk's office.
Have you contacted the Bradenton Beach Civic
Association and the Bradenton Beach Business Owners
Association to enlist their help in furthering current or
future goals for the city, or are there plans to do so?
Arnold: All individuals and groups are welcome to
come to our council meetings and help us in future growth.
If invited, I will attend their meetings.
What plans do you have for establishing new bud-
get categories for long-term goals?
Arnold: I have plans, but will not reveal them until the
Have you had any workshops or do youplan to have
any workshops with the city boards to leam of their con-
cerns, needs or future plans?
Arnold: We will have the same or more than the last
three years of workshops with city boards. The chairman
of each board, if they encounter problems, would contact
me for assistance.
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By Pat Copeland
Give us an outside design of a new city hall
complex near the library and give it an Island style,
the Holmes Beach City Council told architect H.
Patterson Fletcher last week.
Discussion centered on whether to make the
present city hall building part of the new city com-
plex and where the building should be located.
Using the present city hall
Councilman Ron Robinson, who has hoped it
would be cost effective to utilize the present build-
ing, said he spoke with representatives of the Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency.
"FEMA says we can attach on to this building
without raising the floor or ceilings as long as the
new building is at the proper elevation and as long
as an attached building does not use an existing wall
to hold itself up," he said. "You would have double
wall where the buildings are joined together. You
could have an entrance from one building to the
other and the roof could be a common roof."
The cost of improvements could not exceed 50
percent of the value of the buildings, and the present
complex of city buildings is valued at $330,000,
The city hall building was valued at $62,000
several years ago, Council Chairman Luke
Courtney said. He asked that a current valuation be
City Clerk Leslie Ford said that the cost to bring
city hall into compliance with the federal Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act was estimated at $60,000,
with no additional space for future growth included.
Fletcher pointed out that a double wall would
eliminate windows and a ramp would be required
for handicapped entrance.
"Any time you remodel I feel that you spend al-
most as much as if you built brand new," he said.
"You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear."
By Cynthia Finn
A Tampa couple seeking to build a house on the
Jacaranda Road land they bought five years ago are
seeking leniency from the city of Anna Maria due
to the lot's "peculiarity."
The vacant lot at 783 Jacaranda measures the
standard 50 feet wide by 100 feet long. However,
the lot lies on a slant from the road, forming a par-
allelogram with obtuse and acute angles as com-
pared to the "normal" rectangular lot with right
What's the problem?
When the proposed 30-foot-wide by 44-foot-
long house is plotted on a site plan and perpendicu-
lar measurement is taken at the middle of the lot,
both side setbacks come in at 8.5 feet instead of the
10 feet required.
What's the solution?
Gary and Donna Perez appeared before the
planning and zoning board June 24, requesting a
variance from the 10-foot setback which is required
of all new homes elevated two stories above the
Stressing that they want to do things by the
book, Perez said, "I keep going over and over in my
mind the peculiarity of the lot because of the
Referring to the "hardship of this lot," he said,
"This house would fit on a normal 50-by-100 lot
anywhere else in the city."
Board Chairman Tom Turner said the city code
calls for the 10-foot setback due to the fire codes.
Fire trucks need the setback in order to angle the
ladder to reach elevated structures.
"The issue is what our codes call for," said
Salvage city hall for use as a meeting chamber,
and put city offices in the new building, Council-
woman Billie Martini suggested.
"We can't just rehabilitate this building and not
build a new city hall," Robinson said. "The city
needs a lot more space. The only way to justify us-
ing this building is to do a minimum amount of con-
"We'll spend more money trying to figure out
how to save this building, than it would be worth if
we could save it," Councilman Don Maloney said.
"We don't need a new city hall complex with a
monument to what it used to be sticking out in
Martini said the building should be located in the
current parking lot behind city hall facing Marina
"If we move the new building back and this
building and the public works building remain, we
cannot get into the parking lot," Fletcher explained.
"Handicapped people have to be dropped off in the
front of the building without having to cross a drive-
way. That's why the building was designed with the
back to the street. If this building is gone, that's the
perfect place to put the new building."
Put the new complex near the library and elimi-
nate 58th Street, said Maloney.
Fletcher said that would separate public works
- with the garage in its present location and offices
in a new building.
In a consensus, Courtney and Robinson agreed
with Maloney. Martini said she would give up the
idea of salvaging the present city hall if the new
building site would be in the parking lot behind it.
All agreed on an Island-style architecture.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore was on vaca-
Fletcher will bring his new design to the Aug. 13
work session for discussion.
He asked Perez if they would consider building a
one-story home over the garage, thereby only needing
a 7-foot setback on each side. Perez explained that such
a home would be too small for their growing family.
Mrs. Perez is expecting a child shortly.
Board member Doug Copeland asked, "Is there
any reason you can't build a 27-foot-wide house?"
Perez said that would mean "drastic changes" in
the house design and code requirements for hallway
widths would result in unusually small rooms.
Vice Chairman Jimmy Nichols said, "I really
empathize. He'd end up with skinny rooms. But
there's the problem of the fire code." He said the fire
department might not approve of the plan as it is.
In response to Perez' comments about other city
properties that did not seem to be in compliance with
the setbacks, board member Roland Dreier said,
"There's a lot grandfathered in. But we have a book
we have to live by."
Dreier moved to recommend disapproval of the
variance. Nichols seconded. Turner asked Perez if he
had anything else to say.
"Could I ask for 1 foot instead of 3 feet?" asked
Perez, meaning a setback of 9.5 feet on each side.
Saying the board had to vote on the standing mo-
tion, Turner called for the vote. The vote was 5-to-
1 against the variance, with member John Michaels
Copeland wondered if the board could address
the 9.5-foot possibility.
Nichols suggested that Perez go see Anna Maria
Fire District Chief Andy Price.
"He'll certainly listen to your pleas," said
Nichols. "And then come back to the city commis-
sion July 9. Explain that if you can't get a dollar and
a half that you'll take 50 cents. Because your house
just can't get any smaller and be buildable."
Angles put a twist into
Anna Maria house design
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 4, 1996 0 PAGE 11 EI
County tourism administrators
meet with Chamber
By Cynthia Finn
One dozen accommodation and real estate mem-
bers of the Amia Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
took part in a June 25 presentation of the proposed
1996/97 marketing plan for the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau (BACVB).
The 65-page "working copy" is 95 percent com-
plete and will soon be presented for approval to the
eight-member Tourism Development Council (TDC),
said Alexandra Owen, BACVB marketing coordinator.
She was joined by BACVB Executive Director
Larry White. The BACVB is a department of Manatee
County government designed to promote and market
the county as a destination for leisure and business
It is funded by a 3-percent tourism development
tax that is levied on visitors to the area that stay in tran-
sient accommodations for six months or less. One cent
of the 3-cent tax is put into a special fund that is used
exclusively for county beach renourisment projects.
The advisory TDC includes two Island business
people Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar, Beach
House and Mar Vista restaurants, and Barbara
Rodocker, owner of the Silver Surf and Silver Sands
According to the statistics presented, 1995 tourism-
tax dollars totaled $2.006 million, with Anna Maria
Island contributing about 25 percent. Manatee County
accounted for 37.2 percent, Longboat Key 30.9 per-
cent, Bradenton 6.6 percent and Palmetto .7 percent.
The Island breakdown includes Holmes Beach
$273,300 (13.5 percent); Bradenton Beach $154,700
(7.7 percent) and Anna Maria $67,800 (3.4 percent).
Figures through April 1996 yield similar numbers.
The TDC budget for fiscal year 1996-97 shows
$1.3 million that will be spent as follows: BACVB
marketing, 29.4 percent; BACVB administration, 21.2
percent; Manatee Convention Center, 21.2 percent; city
of Bradenton, 10.5 percent; the Tourism Information
Center near Interstate-75, 10.1 percent; BACVB pro-
motions, 4.8 percent; and tax collector, 2.8 percent.
One of the primary marketing tools, according to
Owen, is the BACVB's "Visitor's Guide," which in-
cludes Island accommodation listings for free and is
updated twice each year.
Grade K or bust
Elaine Moore of Anna Maria was one of 17 5-year-
olds "moving up" June 28 at the School for Con-
structive Play's seventh annual preschool gradua-
tion celebration. "Of course I'm ready for kinder-
garten," said Elaine. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
White said that five years ago there were less than
5,000 annual inquiries about the area, resulting in a
mailed response. Current inquiries number about
95,000 per year.
The guide and national and international media
advertising include a 1-800 phone number. White and
Owen encouraged Island accommodators to take ad-
vantage of leads they can supply from the inquiries.
Several in the audience said they do ask for leads.
White also said there is no longer an annual hook-
up fee to be part of the BACVB's phone-reservation
booking system but there is a 10-percent fee paid by
resorts for a reservation made through the system.
Owen said she often hears from Island businesses
that they don't have the dollars to participate in mail-
ers to the 95,000 inquiries. She said she is working on
a specific mailer for the Island resorts. A fee to be
included is still to be determined.
She also asked resort owners to keep her informed
of what's going on at their properties so the information
can be used in press releases. White asked Islanders to
help with research figures by providing information
about where their business comes from and where it used
to come from but doesn't anymore.
Samples of media advertising call the area
"Florida's quiet side." White said, "We sell the relax-
ation aspects of this area."
Projected media advertising dollars total
$329,500 including $107,200 on national magazines;
$87,300 on national newspapers; $19,600 on travel-
trade publications; $34,700 on international media;
and $80,600 on electronic media, online services, a
U.S. 41 billboard and cooperative marketing.
A $60,100 sales budget includes a $28,050 ex-
hibit cost and a $25,450 travel cost for national and
international trade shows; $5,650 on local "familiar-
ization" tours; and $975 distributing brochures only
at three domestic trade shows and one in Sweden.
Statistics in the plan for the number of annual
visitors to Manatee County including paid accommo-
dations and home visitors show a steady increase
since 1991. The figure for 1995 is 471,417 people
with an economic impact of $212.5 million. Totals
through April 1996 are 267,270 people, $120.5.
"We expect about 500,000 people this year," said
Grant must be used for
A $43,200 grant to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center from the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion reported last week omitted the fact that the grant
must be used for the purchase of a van. The Center must
provide funds of $4,800 toward the purchase.
Wrong police officer cited
in drug case
The name of the investigating and arresting officer
was provided incorrectly for last week's story, "Tex-
Mex drug connection stopped in Bradenton Beach." The
officer was Bradenton Beach Officer Mike Klemkosky.
Libraries close for holiday
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach and the
Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach will be closed on
Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
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f PAGE 12 M JULY 4, 1996 H THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Ballad of Island premieres July Fourth
Like a river in a desert sun
You opened your arms
And I found home
In the summer of my best year
You opened my eyes
When you led me here
If there's magic I think I've found it
In the pounding of your moonlit shores
If there's music it's in the sound
Of your name, Sweet Anna
I'll roam no more
As long as there's dry land
I'll stand by the island
May the beauty that I see
Serve as final resting place for me
May generations yet to be
Sing Sweet Anna Maria
I know about the ways you
Hold fast when they try to sway you
Rain to drown and wind to blow you
And politicians there to show you
Another way to overflow you
Well meant, but they don't know you
As long as there's dry land
I'll stand by the island
Save face, don't erase it
You've so much that is all your own
We are here to help you face it
Sweet Anna, you're not alone
As long as there's dry land
We'll stand by the island
As long as there's dry land
We'll stand by the island
May the beauty that I see
Serve as final resting place for me
May generations yet to be
Sing Sweet Anna Maria
Sweet Anna Maria
Sweet Anna Maria
0 Larry Rich 1996
By Cynthia Finn
"I really do feel this is paradise the place I've
been looking for all my life," 30-year songwriter and
pianist Larry Rich says.
Rich "caught an inspiration" late one recent night
and stayed up until 7 a.m. putting it all down in words
and music. The result is a ballad about our Island titled
The song was inspired by Rich's enthusiasm for his
new home and by a request by the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers to be the opening act at their annual July Fourth
picnic at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
As of a month ago, Rich performs five nights a week
at Eddie B's in Anna Maria. He was turned on to the op-
portunity by former Island musician Chuck Senrick.
Senrick and Rich had been playing at the same
chain of clubs in Illinois. Senrick declined to return to
the Island at this time, but he told Rich about the job
- and the place.
"Chuck was completely right about Anna Maria
Island," says Rich. "I just love it!"
"I thought I'd write a little love song for the Island
and I'm really pleased with the result," says Rich.
"This song says a lot about how I feel and what this
Island has sparked in me already."
"Sweet Anna" will get her debut performance be-
tween noon and 1 p.m. Thursday on stage at the Center.
Songwriter and piano man Larry Rich has been inspired by our lovely Island. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 4, 1996 0 PAGE 13 lD3
Photo contest deadline
5 p.m. Friday
Calling all amateur photographers. That favorite
black-and-white or color photograph you took is eli-
gible for entry in the last three weeks of The Islander
Bystander's Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot
Awards (KINSA) contest.
The six weekly winners from The Islander By-
stander receive a certificate for prizes from Kodak, a
"More than a mullet wrapper" T-shirt from the news-
paper, and a $50 gift certificate from the Sandbar res-
The six finalists will be among an estimated 1,700
photographs competing next October for cash prizes
totaling $52,500 and other honor awards. Pictures
taken after Jan. 1, 1994, are eligible. Any camera may
be used but all entries must be taken with Kodak film
and, if printed, on Kodak paper.
The Islander Bystander is one of 132 papers in the
United States, 25 papers in Mexico and 60 papers in
Canada to participate in KINSA '96. We are one of 11
newspapers in Florida taking part.
There's just three weeks left to enter so drop off or
mail your winning photo to our office at 5404 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, FL
34217. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday weekly through
July 19. All photos must be labeled clearly on the back
including name, address and local phone number.
For more information, call us at 778-7978.
... and here's what the
judges look for
Judging for the Kodak International Newspaper
Snapshot Awards (KINSA) contest will take place Oct.
15 and 16 at Eastman Kodak headquarters in Roches-
Five judges will be selected to choose from the
more than 1,700 finalists expected in KINSA '96. Re-
cent judges have included professionals from the Na-
tional Geographic Society, Walt Disney World, the
Toronto Star and the International Newspaper Market-
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Holmes Beach
City Council will consider resident input on the
1996-97 proposed budget at the Work Session
of July 9, 1996, at 7:00 PM at Holmes Beach
City Hall, 5901 Marina Drive.
No stenographic record by a certified court re-
porter is made of this meeting. Accordingly, any
person who may seek to appeal any decisions
involving the matter noticed herein will be re-
sponsible for making a verbatim record of the
testimony and evidence at this meeting upon
which any appeal is to be based.
All interested parties may appear and be heard.
CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
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A total of 257 cash prizes totaling $52,500 will be
awarded from the grand prize of $10,000 through 200
special merit awards of $50. Honor awards in a variety
of categories will also be presented.
Sheila Fox-Tuck of Holmes Beach, one of last
year's Islander Bystander finalists, was one of 50
honor-award winners who received $250. She was one
of 16 Floridians including a $5,000 prize winner -
who submitted cash-award-winning photos.
Each participating newspaper can send in no
more than eight finalists for competition. The Is-
lander Bystander runs the contest for six weeks with
three local judges, Holmes Beach resident Gretchen
Edgren, a former Playboy magazine editor and au-
thor of the 40-year anniversary Playbook book, Is-
lander news editor Paul Roat and Islander graphic
artist Jennifer Heisdorf.
The six weekly winners from The Islander
Bystander receive a certificate for prizes from Kodak,
a "More than a mullet wrapper" T-shirt from the news-
paper, and a $50 gift certificate from the Sandbar res-
What makes a winning photograph?
There is no precise formula to producing a win-
After 22 years in Island
banking, First Union
National Bank Vice Presi-
dent Bob Hogue, center, will
transfer to Atlanta to be
n i llo p s near his large family in
August. He was honored at
. the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce's
June 25 social. With him are
Chamber President Bob
Hinds and new First Union
SBranch Manager Christiane
Graham. Islander Photo:
ning KINSA photo. However, generally speaking,
winning photos possess one or all of the following
qualities: human interest, general appeal, unique-
ness, photo composition and technical quality (not a
If you think you've got a winning photograph, you
may be right. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. each Friday
through July 19. Give it a shot!
July 11 by Key chamber
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, will present a
hands-on technology workshop from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 11. Specialists from the Longboat Con-
nection and Kerkering, Barberio Information Services
will lead the seminar with the topic Windows 95 and
Peripherals. The cost will be $5 for chamber members
and $8 for non-members. The public is invited.
An August seminar will focus on the Internet,
On-Line Services and the World Wide Web. For
more information or to make reservations, call
Kristin at 387-9519.
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i3 PAGE 14 M JULY 4, 1996 H THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island student recognized
Michael Hobbs, 14, of Bradenton Beach, has been
nominated for inclusion in the 30th annual "Who's
Who Among American
High School Students."
Recognition of about 5 per-
cent of the nation's high
S school students includes an
opportunity to compete for
N $150,000 in college scholar-
ships. The son of Lila and
Tim Martin, Michael will be
a sophomore at Bayshore
High School. Islander
Hobbs Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Davis and Hawthorne wed
Elizabeth "Betsy" Jean Hawthorne and Ronnie Lee
Davis, both of Holmes Beach, were married April 27
at Manatee Village Historical Park. The Rev. Jim
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The bride is the daughter of William and Jeanne
Hawthorne of Bradenton. He is the son of Mrs.
Tommie Hargraves of Ringgold, Ga.
Man of honor was Brad Claussen of Fort Collins,
Colo. Bridesmaids were Debbie Hoff of Bradenton and
Valarie Davis of Daytona Beach.
Flower girl was Rebecka Hawthorne, niece of the
bride, of Amesbury, Mass.
Best man was Phillip Rodgers of East Ridge, Tenn.
Groomsmen were Eric Shirley of Cleveland, Tenn.,
and Jay Holmes, brother of the bridegroom, of
A reception at the Elks Club followed the cer-
emony. The couple live in Holmes Beach
Harold Winer's collage
exhibit to be featured
Unity Gallery in Sarasota will host an art show fea-
turing the second annual show of Harold Winer's "Suc-
cess with Collage" class.
For the last four years, Longboat Key collagist Harold
Winer has taught a weekly art class to 10-to 18-year-old
children who are briefly incarcerated at the Manatee Re-
gional Juvenile Detention Center in Bradenton. The cen-
ter serves Sarasota, DeSoto and Manatee Counties.
Winer was the winner of the Sarasota Visual Art
Center's 1993 Artist of the Year Award, the 1994 Heart-
beat Award from Volunteer Services of Manatee County
and has had numerous one-man shows in the local area.
His work can be seen at Paradise Galley in Sarasota.
"Success with Collage" exhibit will be open with a
reception on Sunday, July 7, at 11:30 a.m. The show will
run through July 31. The reception and exhibit is open to
The Island Poet
Does the Fourth of July mean very much to you,
Do you display the red, white and blue?
Many a time I've seen grown men cry,
As they watched our flag go passing by.
What was their loss? What was their care?
As they watched our country's flag flying there,
Thousands of men have given us their all.
To make sure this flag would never fall,
So why don't you spend a buck or two?
This I think is the least you can do.
And buy a flag for your place and hang it there,
To show these men that we really care.
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OR COM ALO TIp Includes Baked Beans & Potato Salad
OU'VLL E A GR Regular menu also available
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Live Entertainment on the Patio (Weather Permitting) 5 to 9pm
-Featuring: MICHELE BISHOP
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to the Bradenton Beach Marina.
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An April issue of The Islander Bystander was party
to the proceedings between the Kellys and the chef of
luxurious Dromoland Castle. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Pierrette Kelly.
Pierrette and Paul Kelly of Holmes Beach took on
a special mission during their spring vacation in Paul's
native Ireland. They researched menus of famous res-
taurants and sought tips on preparing Irish cuisine as a
follow-up to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's successful spring auction benefit.
Pierrette is the Center's executive director. She and
Paul donated an Irish evening and dinner at their home as
one of the auction items. Island couples Charles and
JoAnne Lester and Trudy and Stewart Moon entered into
a friendly bidding war, agreeing finally to share the affair
for $400 each. The dinner is being planned for the fall.
Among the menus the Kellys found that may offer
some gourmet dishes for them to replicate was that of
the Dromoland Castle, New Market on Fergus, County
Alwyn 'Al' Gray
Alwyn "Al" Gray, 83, of Holmes Beach, died
June 22 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Providence, R.I., Mr. Gray came to
Manatee County from Glen Ridge, N.J., in 1978.
He was a retired naval architect for Exxon Corpo-
ration in New York.
He is survived by two daughters, Pamela G.
Corcoran of Yuma, Ariz., and Penny Liles of
Fresno, Calif.; one son, John of Costa Mesa, Calif.;
one brother, Roger Gray of Glastonbury, Conn.;
five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3,
at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel in
Holmes Beach with the Rev. James Meena offici-
ating. Memorial donations may be made to the
charity of your choice.
Irene M. Guentz
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene M. Guentz, 85,
of Arcadia, La., formerly from Holmes Beach,
were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Rose-
Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Arcadia. Rev.
Wilton Anthony officiated and Rev. Jesse Smith
assisted. Burial was held in Alabama cemetery.
Mrs. Guentz was a homemaker. She was born
in Kansas City, Mo. She died Friday, June 14, in
Homer Memorial Hospital.
Survivors included two sons, John and his wife
Missy of Maitland, Fla., and Louis of Mt Prospect,
Ill.; a daughter, Irene Atteridge and her husband
Situated on a 373-acre estate, Dromoland's history
dates back to the 16th century when the estate was ac-
quired as the seat of the O'Brien clan, direct descen-
dants of Brian Born, high king of Ireland. Today the
castle is regarded as one of Europe's top luxury hotels.
Dromoland holds a personal history for Pierrette
and Paul. In 1978, four days into Pierrette's new job
there in management and advance reservations, Irish
matchmakers introduced the American girl to her fu-
Bill of Arcadia; a brother, George Smith of Rolling
Meadows, Ill.; a sister, Hilda Grube of Carol Stream,
Ill.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Leda B. Lydick
Leda B. Lydick, 82, of Anna Maria, died June
26 in IHS Nursing Care.
Born in Dixonville, Pa., Mrs. Lydick came to
Manatee County from Valley Stream, N.Y., in
1979. She was an elementary school teacher. She
was a member of Roser Memorial Church.
She is survived by a son, Michael of Pine
Hill, N.Y.; three sisters, Hazel Garnett of
Massapequa Park, N.Y., Louise Laing of
Bayshore, N.Y., and Leona Callen of Anna
Maria; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 5,
at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
Maria. Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Southwest Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd. Sarasota,
FL 34238 or Roser Memorial Church, Building Fund,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, FL 34216
Helen M. Murnin
A memorial service for Helen M. Murnin, a
20-year resident of Holmes Beach who died in
Bradenton on March 16, will be held Tuesday, July
9, at 10:30 a.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church in Anna Maria City.
Memorial donations may be made to Roser
Church or the American Cancer Society.
'Flip Flop Art' opening
After the success of last winter's mermaid exhibi-
tion, Bradenton Beach artist Ines Norman has put to-
gether another whimsical display of local artists' work
with the theme "Flip Flop Art."
The show will open with a public reception from 7 to
10 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Studio 121, 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. Refreshments and "flip flop" fun are
planned. For more information, call Norman at 778-3973.
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South Florida Museum
open seven days a week
The South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium
and Parker Manatee Aquarium in downtown Bradenton
will be open seven days a week during the month of
July. A variety of daytime programs from as-
tronomy to zoology and Florida history and prehistory
- are offered.
The current planetarium multimedia star show
"Quick As a Flash" runs at 1 and 4 p.m. daily. This new
adventure treats visitors to the latest images of our
nearest celestial neighbors, the planets.
July's matinee laser light show is titled "Surf's Up"
and features artistic interpretations in light to well-
known "beach music" played at a comfortable listen-
ing level. The show runs at 2:30 p.m. daily.
Solar observing through the museum's large tele-
scope is offered Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Also on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. is the Saturday
Morning Children's Program designed for children
ages 5 to 9 years and their parents. The program begins
with a children's planetarium show followed by activi-
ties in the museum. The July show is titled "Loonie's
Moon" which is an in-depth look at our closest neigh-
bor, the moon, as told through the eyes of Loonie, an
imaginary alien. Museum activities feature prehistoric
dinosaur and fossil fun.
The Parker Manatee Aquarium offers public pre-
sentations about Snooty the manatee at 12:30, 2 and
3:30 p.m. daily.
Birthday card contest for
Snooty this month
Snooty the manatee will host his 48th birthday
party July 20 at the South Florida Museum in
Bradenton and children ages preschool through sixth
grade are invited to participate in Snooty's birthday
Cards will be judged primarily on their originality.
First, second and third place ribbons and prizes will be
awarded at the party.
The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, July 15. All
entries must include name, address, telephone, age and
1995-96 school grade. Cards may be mailed or deliv-
ered to the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton, Fla. 34205. Late entries and entries miss-
ing information will not be judged. All cards will be
displayed at the party.
For more information, call 746-4131, ext. 28.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. at Selby Botanical Gardens
for fireworks viewing beginning at 9:15 p.m. Members are
Bridge Tender Inn
CASUAL BAYFRONT DINING
Historical Site Of The 1917 Bay Inn
-- 209 years and
A mid-June reunion to
celebrate life and, specifi-
cally, 209 years of
Whiddens, included a
Weekend of fun at the
Breakers apartments in
Bradenton Beach. A
Sunday brunch at the Sign
of the Mermaid in Anna
Maria feted birthday
honorees, from left, John
Whidden of Bradenton
Beach, Rose Whidden of
Manhattan Beach, Cal.,
and Nettie Childs of
Jonesboro, Ark. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of
admitted free. General public $5 for adults/children
under 12 with an adult, free. Prior to the fireworks display,
enjoy Selby's Fourth of July Summer Picnic at 7 p.m. at
$38 per ticket. The picnic includes supper, musical enter-
tainment and fireworks viewing at 811 S. Palm Ave.,
Sarasota. Information: 366-5731.
A Greenways, Bicycling & Walkable Communi-
ties Workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 10,
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Manatee County Con-
vention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Members of
the public, public officials, neighborhood leaders, ur-
ban designers, and downtown merchants are invited to
attend. Cost: free. Information/registration: 749-3070.
Just For Girls will host a mini-Olympics for area
youth at G. T. Bray Parkin Bradenton from Monday, July
8, through Thursday, July 11. More than 1,200 children
will participate to test their skills in track and field, swim-
ming, basket ball and more. Information: 747-5757.
4th of July! Weekend
WEDNESDAY, July 3
"All You Can Eat" Shrimp 1 89
THURSDAY, July 4
"All You Can Eat" Crablegs 219
Every Sunday- FRI. & SAT., July 5 & 6
Cr"All You Can Eat Aged Beef, Fresh Seafood, Nightly Specials
Cralegs2195 (Live Music & Dancing)
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That Jazz Band "Jam" Mondays 7-10 p.m.
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On July 10 the Bradenton City Council will take
another step toward regulating boats and other water-
craft on the Palma Sola Causeway.
The public hearing begins at 8:30 a.m. at
Bradenton City Hall, 500 15th St. W. in town.
The Bradenton Council first considered restricting
watercraft from the south side of the causeway but has
settled on creating no-wake zones on both the north and
south shore of the inlet that is severed by Manatee Avenue.
Bradenton City Councilman Gene Gallo has said
the real problem is alcohol and that no-wake zones
are not the answer to preventing injuries from personal
The causeway has no restrictions against public
consumption of alcohol and since restrictions apply on
the beaches on Anna Maria-- except on private prop-
erty the causeway has increased in popularity.
It doesn't matter what age you are, whether it's a
family picnic or college reunion, a cold beer just isn't
allowed on the beach or bayfront. But beer drinkers
have a friend in Mayor Bill Evers. He says banning
alcohol won't solve the problem. He wants enforce-
ment if people are unruly.
The hearing promises to offer two sides to the alco-
hol argument and probably two sides will show up to
argue over the use of watercraft along the shoreline.
The proximity of the causeway, connecting Anna
Maria to the mainland and the high volume of use
by young people, folks with pets who like the beach,
and the usual "gawkers" should lend itself to a few
Political observers on the Island should take note
of how Bradenton handles the situation in our "back-
yard" or the Island "gateway" depending on your
point of view and the direction you're heading.
It's possible that by virtue of the restrictions on
Anna Maria we've pushed alcohol, dogs and watercraft
onto the causeway and we're contributing to the prob-
lems there. And certainly the large volume of people in
the tiny space available is contributing to the problems.
Sometimes less is more. Fewer restrictions on pub-
lic beaches would make a lot of people happy.
People should put their two cents' worth in where
A friend working for Honeywell, a biggie in the
computer industry, passed along a funny recently. She
says it falls in the
"Darwin" category but
it is reported to be to-
tally true from the
recorded records of
Novell NetWare sys-
Caller: "Hello, is this
Tech rep: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"
Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I
am within my warranty period. How do I go about get-
ting that fixed?"
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Tech rep: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup
Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my
Tech rep: "Please excuse me if I seem a bit
stumped it's because I am. Did you receive this as
part of a promotion at a trade show? How did you get
this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"
Caller: "It came with my computer. I don't know
anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."
At this point, the tech rep had to mute the caller.
He couldn't avoid laughing. The caller had been us-
ing the load drawer of the CD-ROM drive as a cup
holder and it had snapped off of the hard-drive case.
And you were wondering where you could get
one for your computer, weren't you?
We're done. We finally accomplished the impos-
sible. We moved.
It may be harder to move an office 100 feet two
doors over than it would be to move it cross country.
That's what we decided anyway.
But you'll find us in our new quarters with every-
thing pretty much the same. We've had lots of com-
pliments on the our flooring. We put six coats of paint
on the concrete and we'll be pleased with it too if it
ever dries and the paint smell subsides.
The new office is bigger almost twice the size
of the old office where D.Coy Duck's kitchen and
Chez Andre's wine room took up the back half of the
building. We have so much room we haven't figured
out what to do with it.
Except, we plan to grow into the space at 5404
Marina Drive and just keep going.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 24, burglary, 100 Spring, Sandbar restau-
rant. The complainant reported a person unknown en-
tered three walk-in coolers at the rear of the restaurant
by breaking padlocks.
June 24, trespassing, 100 block of Spring. The
complainant reported he had discovered items appar-
ently stolen from the Sandbar restaurant in his garage.
A cart from the restaurant was recovered.
June 25, battery, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
City Pier. The victim reported she was battered by two
subjects on the pier and sustained minor injuries.
June 25, burglary, 700 block of South Bay Bou-
levard. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the residence, removed $200 in change and rummaged
through several areas.
June 19, criminal mischief, 100 block of 12th
Street South. The complainant reported he heard
noises in his carport and found the rubber weather
stripping was torn off his vehicle's window. Damages
June 24, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported he returned to his
vehicle and found two wallets valued at $40, driver's
licenses, identification, $280 in cash, a CD player val-
ued at $120, 12 CDs and boots valued at $140 miss-
* June 25, burglary to
an automobile, Coquina
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entered the vehicle and removed clothes, a wallet, iden-
tification, a calling card and $585 in cash.
June 26, grand theft, Coquina Beach. The com-
plainant reported he returned from a walk on the beach
and found a camcorder with lens, a battery, an adapter,
lens filters and a tripod valued at $1,875 missing from
June 27, possession of paraphernalia, possession
of marijuana, 1300 block of Gulf Drive North. The
officer observed the subject pull out of a parking lot
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the state this
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Freedom of Information acts.
Anyone can make a request to inspect docu-
ments or records held by a government agency
under these laws. As an example, The Islander
Bystander's "Streetlife" column of the week's
police reports is available to anyone who re-
quests the information from the Island's three
law enforcement agencies.
and squeal his tires as he drove north on Gulf Drive.
The subject pulled into a resort parking lot where the
officer stopped him.
The officer observed the subject throw an object out
of the vehicle and recovered a pipe from the ground. The
officer asked permission to search the vehicle and during
the search, he found marijuana in a cigarette pack under
the passenger seat. Both the passenger and the subject said
it belonged to the other person.
The officer issued a traffic citation, a citation for the
paraphernalia and capias requests to the state attorney's
office for the marijuana for Jason Sleight, 21, of Bradenton
Beach and Guy Redlin, 25, of Bradenton..
June 22, lost property a camera valued at $300,
4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
June 23, service, 200 Gulf Drive North. The com-
plainant requested assistance after placing her car keys
in the ignition upside down and lodging the keys in the
ignition. The officer removed the keys.
June 23, suspicious, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported two males left the store in-
toxicated, driving a vehicle. The officer located the
vehicle with the driver and passenger asleep inside. He
awoke the subjects, who were very intoxicated, and
they pushed the vehicle off the road. He called a taxi
for the subjects.
June 23, Baker Act, 6200 block of Marina Drive.
The officer found the subject sitting in her vehicle at
her residence after a complainant reported she might
hurt someone or herself if she drove. She said she'd
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been drinking for days, had visible cigarette burs and
could barely walk. She appeared to have fallen down
numerous times, the report said. She said she wished
she were dead. The officer called EMS and she was
placed under a Baker Act and transported to the hos-
June 23, Marchman Act, 500 Block of Key
Royale Drive. The officer found the subject very in-
toxicated and passed out by the roadway. The subject
could not provide his phone number or address and
was placed in custody under the Marchman Act.
June 23, disturbance, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock. The complainant reported a white female sub-
ject had been involved in a domestic incident earlier in
the day and had come into the bar and become ex-
tremely intoxicated. The complainant took her keys
and took the subject to her vehicle to sleep it off. While
she was sleeping a white male subject kept driving
through the parking lot, honking his horn behind her
vehicle and screaming at her. The officer transported
her to her residence.
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June 24, found property two bicycles, 100
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June 24, found property a bicycle, 35th Street
and Gulf Drive.
June 24, vandalism, 4500 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant was driving a school bus and heard a
window break. The officer noted a small hole in the
corner which could have been made by a BB, but no
evidence was found. Damages were $50.
June 25, suspicious, 7800 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported a person unknown threw an
egg at a window.
June 25, found property a watch, 5200 Gulf
June 25, found property a bicycle, 7200 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
June 26, suspicious, 500 block of 68th Street. The
complainant reported a white male subject entered his
living room and turned on the lights. The officer noted
the subject appeared to be disoriented and stated he was
looking for his wife. The subject was returned to his
residence and his wife said he has Alzheimer's disease
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boating courses in July
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer two
navigational courses in July.
Power Boating Skills and Seamanship will
begin Tuesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. Advanced
Coastal Navigation will begin Wednesday, July
10, at 7:30 p.m. Both classes will be taught at
Coast Guard Flotilla 81 Training Center, 4028
129th St. Cortez, north of the Seafood Shack Res-
Tuition for the courses are free and charts and
textbooks are available at the center at a nominal
To register or for further registration, call 722-
7971 or 778-7374.
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ant reported he was threatened with bodily harm by the
subjects three times.
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Let's all be safe and careful this weekend
By Bob Ardren
Grab your socks and throw 'em in a drawer because
it's the Fourth of July. The entire circulation area of The
Islander Bystander is flooding with people, so lets relax
and try to enjoy it.
No matter where you go locally, especially on or near
the water, it's going to be crowded this weekend. Whether
you're boating or swimming or just catching some rays on
the beach, take the necessary precautions and please be
nice to our visitors.
After all, they don't get much time in our paradise.
If you're planning any boating this weekend, take the
time to carefully check out your gear. All of the various
branches of the water cops will be out in force this week-
end, so you should expect to be stopped and checked.
Especially important will be your new boat registra-
tion, since the old one expired last Sunday and you can be
sure officers will be looking for violators. And don't for-
get to check your running lights as they're especially im-
portant when dusk approaches with the large number of
boats expected on the water this weekend to catch the fire-
Let' all be safe out there this Fourth, OK?
I have to pass along a friend's idea. She recently vis-
ited Amelia Island and, enroute, took the St. John's ferry
running from Mayport to Amelia Island Beach. It signifi-
cantly shortened her driving time and was a lot of fun.
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"Why not a Longboat ferry?" she asked. "Now that
we know a mid-key bridge from Longboat to Sarasota is
impossible, why not a ferry to 10th St. in Sarasota? It's one
answer to the traffic problems Longboaters complain
I think it's a great idea- but then I'm the person who
believes the new Ringling Bridge should be a tunnel.
McChesney's shell rule in place
Even though it covered all of Manatee County effec-
tive July 1, I prefer to think of the new local live shell regu-
lation as "Dorothy McChesney's rule." To its credit, the
county saw the benefit of a rule McChesney originally
proposed just for the Island.
In case you've been away, new regulations forbid
taking more than two live examples of basically any in-
edible species of shellfish, including sand dollars and star-
There's no restriction on taking dead shells or edible
creatures such as oysters, coquinas or clams. There are
plenty of other rules concerning edible species, especially
where and when you can take them and it takes a real
fool not to follow those.
So here's a tip of the hat to Dorothy for showing us
all you really can change things if you're willing to work
hard and long enough. And it helps if your cause is just.
Net ban anniversary
Florida's inshore ban of large commercial fishing nets
is a year old this week. Everybody has their own opinion
of its effects, but some things are clear.
According to the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection, the mullet catch in the central-southwest
Gulf area during the prime October through January sea-
son dropped 84 percent this year over last year. Mean-
while, the market price of mullet has basically doubled.
The Florida Marine Institute in St. Petersburg says
there are 11,139 active commercial fishers in Florida now
compared with 14,118 two years ago and down from
13,817 last year. State-licensed seafood dealers are down
to 1,079 from 1,191 last year.
Clearly, none of this bodes well for the commercial
Sport fishers, on the other hand, seem to be unani-
mous in saying their catches are up, although the Marine
Institute says there is no scientific evidence the net ban has
produced that effect.
See you next week.
The South Florida Museum and Bishop Plan-
etarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, now offer
evening star shows every Friday and Saturday at
7:30 p.m. in the planetarium theater. The series
"Skies Over South Florida" features star shows
about the night sky followed by a tour of the cur-
The star show for July and August is
"Firefall," a presentation featuring our confirmed
visitors from outer space the meteors and space
debris that burn up in our atmosphere to create
Admission to the star show is $3 for adults,
$1.50 for children 5 through 12 years old and free
for children 4 years and younger (with a paying
adult) and museum members.
At 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday the observa-
tory is open (weather permitting) as part of "The
Tonite Show." The program examines the interest-
ing objects observable in the night sky followed by
a chance to view for oneself. Admission is $1 per
person or is included with admission to the "Skies
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Big stuff this week:
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon schools remain plentiful off the beaches
in the Gulf, with Capt. Mark Bradow reporting
catching a 140-pounder last week. In the backwater,
redfish season is in full swing with reports of more
than 30 fish being caught on some of the charter
trips. Trout, pompano and snapper fishing is also
very good right now.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching a few oversized redfish, pom-
pano, snapper, mackerel and a few sharks at night.
Gary at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching some big reds and a few catch-
and-release snook, some 18 inches long.
Reports from the Bradenton Beach Fishing
Pier include lots of blue crabs, a four-foot nurse
shark that was released, black drum, sea bass, whit-
ing and pompano.
Madilyn at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 135 head of Key West
grunts and sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged
120 head of Key West grunts, vermilion snapper and
red grouper. The nine-hour trips averaged 100 head
of lane snapper, grouper and mangrove snapper. the Gulf- he landed a
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said there are still edition to lots of trout.
some nice-sized grouper coming in from the 60-foot On my boat Magic
water depths, and he added that tarpon are moving redfish more than 3
up and down the beaches. some stretching to me
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said tar- We've also caught a fe
pon were the catch of the weekend, with lots of the Capt. Tom Chaya
silver kings caught and released in the Gulf by the now and having pretty
beaches. Wade fishers are still doing very well with Rick at Island Di!
redfish in Palma Sola Bay and mackerel in fast-mov- lots of tarpon off the be
ing water, of the small sharks. (
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching lots of r1- --
catch-and-release linesiders. plus some big redfish. I
Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon are plentiful in I
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Said he's targeting reds right
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Capt. Mike Greig said he's getting lots of hook-
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shark. He's also catching some mangrove snapper up
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Good luck and good fishing.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
June 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 44-foot sailboat
off Midnight Pass. A commercial towing company re-
sponded and towed the vessel to a safe mooring.
June 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 20-foot power boat
aground near Sister Keys. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and transported the owner to shore.
June 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from Coast Guard Group St.
Petersburg of a 24-foot sailboat overdue from New
Orleans to Miami. Station Cortez conducted commu-
nications checks with all waterfront restaurants, bridges
and marinas but could not locate the vessel.
June 22, Boarding. A 42-foot motor yacht was
boarded in Venice Sound. No violations were found.
June 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a capsized 17-foot power
boat off Longboat Pass. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded, but a passing boater pulled the people out of
the water. There were no injuries reported.
June 22, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Lemon Bay. No violations were found.
June 22, Boarding A 30-foot power boat was
boarded in Lemon Bay. The operator was given a writ-
ten warning for not having an oil pollution placard on
June 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 17-foot power
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From 5408 to 5404
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Shopping Center. We're
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Chez Andre. Easy to find!
boat in Roberts Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
18084296 responded and towed the vessel to safe
June 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 19-foot power
boat in New Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26084231 responded and towed the vessel to safe
June 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two people swimming in the
channel in Lemon Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
32087018 responded and transferred to people to shore.
June 22, Search and rescue /assistance. A vessel
from Station Cortez came upon a capsized 16-foot
Hobie Cat in Big Pass. The Coast Guard vessel righted
the vessel and it continued on its way.
June 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 26-foot deck boat over-
due from Stump Pass. A Coast Guard vessel responded
and located the vessel, and a commercial towing com-
pany towed the vessel to safe moorings.
June 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 18-foot power
boat in Big Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26084231 responded and towed the vessel to safe
June 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 17-foot power boat tak-
ing on water near Jewfish Key. A Coast Guard vessel
responded, and the owner was salvaging the vessel
when the Coast Guard boat arrived on scene.
June 23, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded at Coquina Boat Ramp. The operator was
given a written notice of violation for having a dis-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
is on the move but not too far.
We're just two doors down from
our old location, in the same
shopping center. Our new
address is 5404 Marina
Drive, next door to Chez
Andre in the Island
We'll see you there.
P.S. Same, phone and fax.
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104 Crescent Dr., Anna Maria
Accepting Medicare Assignments
Office Hours Dally Home Visits by Appointment
The Island's On( ly al-In Cfinic"
Affordable Family Health Care
Free Cholesterol Test
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Minor Emergency Care
Free Blood Pressure Checks
Professional cMeCdica Center
503 Manatee Ave. W.,
Suite E, Holmes Beach
Behind Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce
Free immunizations July 12
The HRS Manatee County Public Health Unit
will offer free immunizations for infants through
adolescents 18 years of age from 9 a.m. to noon
Friday, July 12, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
No appointments are necessary and those
participating are asked to bring their shot records.
For more information, call 748-0666, ext. 1269,
charged fire extinguisher on board.
June 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a dingy adrift in Sarasota
Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 24084055 re-
sponded and towed the vessel to a safe mooring.
June 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 25-foot power boat tak-
ing on water 20 miles off Bean Point. Two Coast Guard
vessel responded and repaired the vessel, which safely
made it back to port.
June 23, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded at Coquina Boat Ramp. The operator was
given a written warning for having improper spacing
on the vessel's registration numbers.
June 23, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded at Coquina Boat Ramp. No violations were
June 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 18-foot power boat near
Siesta Key. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 22084007 re-
sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
June 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 18-foot power boat in Big
Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 24084055 responded
and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
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240 Chilson, Anna Maria, a canalfront ground
level 1,200+ sfla 2bed/3bath home built in 1956 on a
75x148 lot, was sold 5/2/96, Waterman to Bennett, for
$195,000; list $210,000.
2501 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 201 Beach Plaza,
an upstairs 708 sfla 2bed/lbath condo over office
condo suites, built in 1981, was sold 5/2/96, Minor to
Uhl, for $64,000; list unknown.
260 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated
1,200 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1993 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 5/2/96, Eddington to Ambrose, for
$160,000; list unknown.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 23 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront elevated 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1984, was sold 4/30,96, Sabbag to
Himelstein, for $240,000; list unknown.
2716 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Gulf Cabins, an
elevated Gulffront 1,100 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1981, was sold 5/1/96, Oliveira to Parker, for
$165,000; list $179,900.
301 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 32x74x81x85x122
duplex lot, was sold 5/2/96, Carson to Pasuir, for
$165,000; list $200,000.
303 29th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,442
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1971 on a 100x100
lot, was sold 5/2/96, Tomovich to Oliveira, for
$180,000; list unknown.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 129 Island Village,
an elevated 1,478 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 5/1/96, Gordon to Smith, for $119,500; list
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Martinique
South, a Gulffront 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1970, was sold 5/2/96, Patterson to Wagner, for
$114,000; list $139-124,900.
521 Loquat, Anna Maria, a canalfront elevated
3,246 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1981 on
a 114x75 lot,-was sold 4/30/96, Suarez to Bon Apart
Real Estate, for $330,000; list $375,000.
527 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a two-story 1,246
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1972 on a 65x100
lot, was sold 4/29/96, Szarzynski to Hawkins, for
$159,000; list $179-162,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 111
Westbay Cove, a bayfront 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1973, was sold 5/2/96, Ossman to Cooper, for
$155,000; list unknown.
615 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
ground-level 1,846 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1969 on a 95x115 lot, was sold 4/29/96, Smith to En-
glish, for $250,000; list unknown.
6300 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 92 Shell Point, a
1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973, was sold 5/
1/96, Fowler to Harter, for $115,000; list unknown.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 25 Westbay Point &
Moorings, an upstairs 1,450 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1979, was sold 5/1/96, MacIver to Langlois, for
$126,000; list $129,900.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 198 Westbay
Point & Moorings, a canalfront 1,250 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1979, was sold 4/29/96, Autz to Falk, for
$135,000; list unknown.
114 Gull Dr., Anna Maria, a 40x100x117x100 ca-
nal front lot, was old 5/2/96, Elliott to Lathrop, for
$135,000; list unknown.
102 68th St., Holmes Beach, 104 Seaside Beach
House, a Gulffront elevated 2bed/1&1/2bath 1,257 sfla
condo built in 1977, was sold 5/7/96, Shardell to
Chiaramonte, for $138,500; list unknown.
122 Beach, Anna Maria, a 50x100 lot, was sold 5/
6/96, Beach Dev. to Hardy, for $90,000; list unknown.
129 49th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 720
sfla 2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1955 on a 100x100
lot, was sold 5/8/95, Freeman to Shurina, for $116,000;
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 180 Runaway
Bay, an upstairs 1080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, was sold 5/3/96, Fla Condo Assocs to Yakab, for
$107,500; list $119,900.
1906 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 104 Coquina
Beach Club, a Gulffront 1,100 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1985, was sold 5/3/96, Twomey to Hostetler,
for $152,000; list $175,000.
203 76th St., Holmes Beach, a two-story 1,636 sfla
3bed/3bath duplex built in 1952 on a 90x78 lot, was
sold 5/8/96, Wickwire to Collins, for $160,000; list
212 84th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 925
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1971 on a 90x100
lot, was sold 5/6/96, Johnson to Pippel, for $150,000;
2805 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated 1060
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1992 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 5/20/96, Stockmaster to Haeger, for
$145,000; list $157,500.
306 66th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1,050
sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1962 on an 84x95
lot, was sold 5/3/96, Maddox to Marcheck, for
$125,000; list unknown.
3805 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 302 Sunbow
Bay 17, a 1,247 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979,
was sold 5/7/96, Woodard to Melhuish, for $92,500;
4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 107 Gulf Sands, a
Gulffront elevated 1,100 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1984, was sold 5/8/96, HB Properties to Bystrom, for
$185,000; list $199,000.
458 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2bed/
2bath 1,056 sfla attached ground level villa built in
1962 on a 25x 115 It, was sold 5/16/96, Steup to Kerns,
for $104,500; list unknown.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5424 Gulf Drive
Condos, a 650 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1970, was
sold 5/16/96, Ainslie to Deur, for $75,000; list $82,500.
5806 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 205-S Waters Edge,
a 1200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1975, was sold
5/20/96, Gunter to Plunkett, for $166,900; list un-
600 Manatee West, Holmes Beach, 112 Westbay
Cove, a bayfront 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1973, was sold 5/9/96, Robinson to Strauss, for
$152,350; list unknown.
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* 6005 Gulf Dr ... Playa Encantada. 2BR/ $227,500. 305 108th St. ... Perico Island first floor
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tial. $139,000. Rental property across from beach. $79,900. 8302 Marina Dr. ... Elevated Key West
* 232 Chiloon... Canalfront Island home with
large deck & private backyard. $259,000. 634 Key Royale Dr. ... $199,999. style home with wrap around lanals.
S313 57cht .. Att ached Iland reidee, Canalfront home, 3BR/2BA, Key Royale! $189,900.
* 313 57th St.... Attached Island residence,
2BR/2BA, brand new, lots of parking. 631 St. Judes ... Longboat Key. 3BR/ 2500 Gulf Dr. ... Elevated home with el-
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* 123 Hammock ... Spacious 3BR/2BA Is- $119,000.
land home on quiet cul-de-sac. $179,900.
* 616 Rose ... Brand new elevated home In
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* 507 69th St. ... Just listed: lovely
canalfront home In excellent condition.
* 455 62nd St. ... Seaside Gardens el-
evated apartment. $79,900.
* 6504 Marina Dr. ... Island duplex on
large comer lot. $169,500.
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ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT $220,000
3BR/2BA canalfront home in Anna Maria City. The best of
both worlds a boat at your door and a very short walk to
the Island's finest beach. Fenced yard, large family room.
Call MARY ANN SCHMIDT 778-2261
605C Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach
A CAPTIVATING BLEND
for boating, fishing, swimming or just relaxing in the Florida
sun. This waterfront home offers gorgeous Intracoastal views
from all sides, a remodeled kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 4 baths,
pool, spa, gazebo, fireplace and a large screened lanai.
PRICE JUST REDUCED to $399,000.
Call 758-7777 Mary Helen Kermode, Ruth Ann Wood
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Juanita Canady and her family,
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new home built in conjunction
with Habitat for Humanity and
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homeowners and Bible Rev. Bill
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Islander Photo: Courtesy of
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JULY 4, 1996 E PAGE 27 Ii3
Beverly Nelms, Realtor, has joined Neal & Neal
Realtors at their Holmes Beach office located at 605C
Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has announced that Jim
Bunn has joined the company at its Longboat Key office.
Bunn is a former Republican candidate for county com-
missioner and a former member of the Manatee County
Tourist Development Council Board of Directors.
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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE tastefully decorated
3BR/2BA townhouse with 2 car garage. Turnkey fur-
nished, located near pool, walk to beach. $164,900.
Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
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ANNA MARIA 3BR/3BA, 2 story home on a large cor-
ner lot. 2 car garage screened porch. All kitchen
appliances replaced in 1994. Short walk to beach.
$189,500. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB The best there is, 3BR/2BA
Bayfront unit. This ground floor unit is beautifully ap-
pointed with commanding views of both inland water-
way and Palma Sola Bay. Hardwood floors, crown
moldings, glass/screen enclosed porch and only 2
years old. $210,000. Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
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.
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This charming Island get-a-way has
2BR/1BA and an enclosed lanai. Two
short blocks to the beach. Just reduced
2BR/2BA nearly new elevated home in
Holmes Beach! This home features 2 mas-
ter suites with extra large baths and nice
views of the Gulf. Reduced to $159,000.
LOTS OF LOTS!!!
TWO LOTS CLOSE TO THE BEACH in Anna Maria
City. Super location at North Shore Dr. and Pine Ave.
Currently zoned for residential, office, or retail. Many
possibilities here with lots facing two streets! OWNER
MAY FINANCE! 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 FI-
NANCE. 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 private set-
ting. Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or Ken Jack-
son 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.
CLOSE TO THE BEACH! ............ Just $89,000
Buildable lot close to the beach in Anna Maria. 52 x 110.
Don't miss this one!
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 778-3986.
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE
They can't make anymore! This is the last piece of unde-
veloped waterfront property in Anna Maria City. Unlimited
potential with 15 proposed lots available. Call Fran Maxon
today for a complete brochure on this unbelievable invest-
ment opportunity! Asking $2,110,000.
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SOFA BED DOUBLE, excellent condition. $250. Call
2 TWIN BEDS $35 ea. Twin bed with antique frame
$100. Sofa $75. 4 Parson tables $175. Kenmore
sewing machine w/attachments $100. 1 end table
$35. More. Call 778-3730.
SOFA SLEEPER good condition $75. Call 778-3354.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun., July 6 & 7, 9 2. Art,
pottery, housewares and furniture. 798 Jungle Queen
Way, Longboat Key.
GARAGE SALE Sat., July 6, 8 12. Blue Willow,
radio/cassette, sofa/sleeper, women's clothing, etc.
309 Tarpon, Anna Maria.
ESTATE SALE ALL WEEK 9 4. Furniture, clothes,
books, TV, sheets, dishes, tools. 3205 6th Ave., H. B.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
FREE 10 WEEK OLD black and white kitty. Very
classy! Needs special hugs and attention. Call the
"Critter Sitter" at 778-6000.
STEP VAN RV 27,000 mi., Buick V6, mag wheels.
Donation to charity or real cheap to person who will
use it. 778-1592.
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. $2,200. Call 778-5405.
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.
SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
SAILBOAT 25' IRWIN. Good sailing condition. 9,9
outboard and dinghy. $4,500. "The biggest 25' sail-
boat ever built." 778-7710 or 778-6444.
10' JON BOAT with 3 hp, works great. A steal at
$475. 778-7710 or 778-6444.
23' CHRYSLER SAILBOAT with swing keel. Four
stroke Honda 7.5 outboard engine. Radio, Loran,
galley, head and external sails. $3,500. 798-9099.
VHF RADIO excellent condition. Change channel on
mike. $100. Bimini-top, dark blue, 80" w x 54" h. $150.
WANTED TO PURCHASE deeded deep water boat
slip on Anna Maria Island. Call collect. (513) 855-
4370 with details.
SKILLED MAINTENANCE/JANITOR required. Drug
free work place. Positive attitude & experience a
must. Jack of all trades. F.T., good opportunity. Anna
Maria Island. Phone 778-9511.
CIRCLE K HELP WANTED all shifts, part or full time.
Apply in person. Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach.
Excellent benefits, advancement opportunities.
LOOKING FOR MATURE person part time who likes
to work with people. Must be able to work some
weekends and nights. Apply in person. Pirate Pete's,
2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
TEENAGER WILL TO WORK. Can dog walk,
babysit, wash windows, yard work. Please call Ryan
EXPERIENCED HIGH SCHOOL student looking for
babysitting jobs. Call any time day or night. 779-1382.
MATH TUTOR honor roll gifted ninth grade student
will tutor in math. K 6 grades, adult supervised. A
+ results. $5 hr. Call 778-0118.
ISLAND TEENAGER available to babysit Fri.
evening from 6 pm til ? Sat. & Sun. all day. Counse-
lor in training at A.M.I.C.C. Call Kirsten at 778-6119
for more info.
FREE ADS FOR KIDS (under 16) seeking Summer
Jobs. Up to 21 words free. Must be placed in per-
son at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
....: .. ..- -
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New carpet,
breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low mainte-
nance fees. Priced at $99,900. Call Ed
Oliveria. Also great value for a second unit
just listed at $78,000. Call Suzanne Georgia.
Best priced in quiet neighborhood, less
than 1 block walk to beach. Offered at
$129,900. Call Ed Oliveria.
RARE ISLAND LOTS
GULFVIEW North of Manatee Av-
enue and close to beach, this 100 x
100 wooded lot is private and zoned
for single residence or duplex. Offered
at $85,000. Call Dave Moynihan.
RARE ISLAND LOT West of Gulf
Drive, 100 x 100 zoned duplex, one
block to beach. Offered at $129,900.
Call Ed Oliveira.
LOTS AND PLANS Gulf views from
this west of Gulf Drive building lot. Full
architectural plans for spacious 3BR/
2BA residence. Offered at $139,500.
Call Dave Moynihan.
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT -
Exceptional canalfront lot with won-
derful bay views. Walking distance to
Gulf beaches. Offered at $147,500.
Call Dave Moynihan for details.
Call Dave Moynihan
or Ed Oliveira for details
'or- ..~ ..~
Up to 21 words FREE.
(No charge: 3 week
maximum per kid)
Must be placed in
5404 Marina Dr.,
Island Shopping Center
.. ;^ A lifelong local resident with
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CANALFRONT HOME!! GULFFRONT!
This 3BR elevated home is located on sailboat water within Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on two Gulf lots! 1st floor
walking distance to the beach in the city of Anna Maria. Split has living area, guest bedrooms, kitchen & 2 baths. Mas- BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
bedroom plan with great room make this a must see. Priced ter bedroom suite comprises complete 2nd floo Includes 30 Ta on, Anna Maria
right at just $199,500. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986 wet bar, jacuzzi & opens onto spacious deck overlooking 308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
or Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301. beautiful beach! Two cozy fireplaces, security system plus 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living
Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986 or a "little guest house". Call Marie Franklin today! area with vaulted ceilings and master bed-
Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301 room suite on the 3rd floor. Offered at
Fran Maxon 0 $329,500.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER $S329,500
SALESANDRENTALS Doug Dowling Realty
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HOMEHEALH CAE SEVICE Cotinud HOE. iPROVMEN
QUALIFIED ISLAND COMPANION available for ex-
perienced caretaking. Night care is not a problem.
Excellent employment references. Call 778-2085 for
COMPANION AVAILABLE DAYS in your home.
Loving, caring and reliable. Has own car. With refer-
ences. Call 778-7637, leave message.
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-
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Licensed,
bonded, experienced. Professional cleaning.
Homes, condos, rentals. Move in/out. Excellent ref-
erences. Beverly. 778-1945.
"1 DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3219.
MOTHER'S HELPER AVAILABLE for the summer.
Age 17, own transportation. Ironing, cooking, cleaning.
$7 hr. Excellent references. Call 778-8608.
ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service.
All repairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified,
free estimates, all work oaiirantood. 778-6979
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PICTURE BOOK HOME on Holmes Beach. Deep wa-
ter canal. Two fireplaces, fabulous kitchen, 2-car ga-
rage, 3 large porches. $389,000. Kathleen Slayter,
792-8826 or Janet Bellingar, 727-7870. #67290.
AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT home in northwest
area. 3BR/2B, remodeled kitchen, breakfast room, study,
large living room, family room. Possible guest quarters.
$186,900. Jeanette Rampone, 747-2244. #66768.
PRIVATE WATERFRONT home with pool, dock. Spec-
tacular views from almost every room. 3BR/
2-1/2B, Oversized 2-car garage. Comfort and elegance.
$399,900. Janet Dickerson, 795-4357. #13768.
QUIET AND LUXURIOUS canal-front home at the end
of a cul-de-sac. 3BR/3-1/2B, vaulted ceilings, fireplace,
extra office or den. For the discriminating buyer.
$579,500. Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438. #13799.
WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM with fabulous view.
Deep water dock. Pool and tennis. Spacious 2BR/
2B. Desirable 1st floor corner unit. $178,500. Bob
ONE OF THE LAST LARGE BUILDABLE LOTS. Lo-
cated in a quiet area of Holmes Beach. Boat slip in-
cluded. Walk to the bay or beach. $84,900. Daphne
Lautz, 756-1423. #13676.
On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. Beautifully
furnished 2BR/2B. Lake view, 2nd floor. Washer/dryer.
Heated pool, tennis. $1,100.00 per month.
HOLMES BEACH. Newly renovated 2BR/2B, turnkey
furnished. Spectacular Gulf view. Available for summer
or winter. $600 per week /$1,600 per month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
GIVE YOUR GOOD RUNNING refrigerator a new
face lift. Call 778-7934. $40. Looks like new again.
'TIRED OF CLEANING your pool? Need your driveway
or pool deck pressure cleaned?" Call Woodland's Qual-
ity Pool Care. It's our business. 778-6742.
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.
YOUR A/C DOESN'T COOL like new? We repair
room and central units. Licensed and insured. Ameri-
can Cooling & Heating. 747-7328.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE, joint sealing, weep
holes, erosion control, commercial diving. All work
guaranteed. Call Cliff at 727-7673. (Matthew 6:30).
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32 years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. Next to Island
Foods. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.
ISLAND GARDEN CENTER Landscaping and native
plants is our business. Same location 7 years (Ma-
rina Drive). 778-4441
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.
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.
MVP LISTING. Bay access -3BR/3BA across from
Sarasota Bay with view of Bay, Islands. Seller will en-
tertain offers between $140,000 $170,000. #15251
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
Gulffrcmr 2BR/2BA unit with wonder-
i lul v ewol Ihe Gulf of Mexico and
while sandy beach. Heated pool,
lennis. e: ured lobby and 2 car ga-
rage Seller will entertain offers be-
S tween 140.000 $170,000.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
PINE AVENUE 3BR/3BA. Great view of Gulf.
Vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar & dining area. El-
evated house w/garage below. Large deck.
$365,000. Call Carol Heinze 778-7246. #67898.
FLOTILLA DRIVE 2BR/2BA. Ground floor with
great view of pool and putting green. Super location.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191.
747-1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential &
commercial. New construction or remodeling. 25
years experience, insured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call
778-5354 or pager 506-6186.
SCREENS REPLACED/REPAIRED, roof coating
and repairs, interior/exterior painting, drywall repairs,
ceiling fans, carpentry & ceramic tile. Low prices.
THE I.P.M. CO. All phases of home repairs, remod-
eling, additions, new home construction. License
#RR0066842. Jim Travis 779-2129.
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.
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MEXICAN VILLA ...
Spectacular 3BR/3.5BA custom-built townhouse with 2
fireplaces, master bath with 4' x 7' jacuzzi and large
tiled shower. Gas heated pool surrounded by lush land-
scaping. Steps to the beach. #MA14412. $349,000. Call
Michael Advocate, eves. 778-0608 or Karin Stephan,
$116,500. Call Debbie Thrasher 778-3395. #12245.
MVP LISTING 3BR/2BA Island home. Lots of old
fashioned charm including hardwood floors. Short
walk to Gulf & Bay & nearby Bayside Park. Seller
will entertain offers between $120,000 $140,000.
Call Carol Heinze 778-7246. #12560.
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48 CONDOS IN TERRA CEIA BAY GOLF & TENNIS CLUB 2BR/2BA & 3BR/2BA
Starting at $112,500 $155,000 on 8th floor. Outstanding view over Bay to Skyway
Bridge. Fantastic boating & fishing water. Make reservations now!
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Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
CJ's Plumbing Inc. 778-3614
24-Hour Emergency Service & Repairs
* Water Heaters -Drain Cleaning -Disposals -Remodeling
JOHN DAVIS Beeper *569-9052
Licensed & Insured CFC056844
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
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New & Used Locks & Repairs
Service Islands Since 1986
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Popcorn Ceiling Repair
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
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ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco,
tile. Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183.
ELECTRICIAN LICENSED & INSURED. Room ad-
ditions, services, ceiling fans, switches, outlets,
phones, TV. Quality work. 779-1104.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. $275 per week, includes phone
and cable. 778-2832.
GULFFRONT GROUND FLOOR, 1BR/1BA condo.
Screened lanai, sundeck on private beach w/ hot
tub. $525 per wk. includes phone and cable. Avail-
ANNUAL RENTAL large 1BR/1BA. 203 2nd St.,
Bradenton Beach. 1 block to beach/fishing pier. Just
remodeled, water and garbage included. $500 mo.
SEASONAL RENTAL adorable cottage, 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, just remodeled. 1 block to beach/fish-
ing pier. 106 Church St., Bradenton Beach. $500 wk/
$1,200 mo. (813) 874-0973.
VACATION RENTAL. Bayfront with deep water boat
dock. 2BR/1BA, newly remodeled, designer turnkey
furnished. Short walk to Gulf beaches and restaurants.
Available weekly or monthly. Ask Denise about Her-
ons Landing. (941) 778-2246 or (800) 211-2323.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA apartment,
Florida room, w/d hook-up, garage, peek of the Gulf.
No dogs. $650 mo. 1st, last, security. 103 7th Street,
Bradenton Beach. Seasonal Rentals: Anna Maria
Island Club $750 wk; North Beach Village $650 &
up; Charming old Florida beach house, sleeps 6 +,
$650 wk. Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, sunroom could be additional
bedroom. Lots of storage, big yard, washer/dryer.
Across from beach. Call 778-6569.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment.
Immaculate, new paint & carpet. Close to beach. No
pets. $650 mo. 778-0217.
1BR/1BA DUPLEX Holmes Beach. Annual $475
plus utilities. No pets. 795-0413.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Lovely furnished 2BR
apartment, no pets. Sun porch. Week, month or va-
cation. Call 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 1BR/1 BA duplex. Nice
area, close to beach. $525 includes water and trash
VACATION ON ANNA MARIA Island. Immaculate
2BR with view of Gulf. Short walk to beach. Summer
rates. Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA in Holmes Beach recently
remodeled, furnished or unfurnished. 5 months
rental available. No smoking, no pets. $625 mo. in-
cludes water and garbage. For information call 778-
6066. Island Real Estate Rental Dept.
HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT, unfurnished. 1BR/
1BA. $500 mo. Call 778-2967 or 778-4010.
STEPS TO BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/1BA. $625
mo. Call 778-1345.
HIDEAWAY COVE PERFECT bayview between
bridges. Beach 1 block. Nice, quiet dead end street.
1st floor, 2BR, fully furnished, annual, with dock.
Also 2BR wk/mo and '97 season. No smoking or
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR apartment across
from beach. Gulf view, large deck, no pets. $575 per
mo. plus utilities. 778-0019.
TROPICAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR vacation rental.
Private lanai, sundeck, lushly landscaped, 100 yards
to Gulf. Weekly, monthly. Call 778-5617 or 778-0221.
ANNUAL UNIQUE 2BR/1BA upper duplex with many
charming features. Small pet OK. $600 mo. + $600
security includes water, trash, cable. 778-6198.
PAINTING By ALEX
Mangroves & other native trees can be legally trimmed under the
direction of a registered landscape architect. For details call Tom
at Eatman & Smith, a leaderin in environmentally sensitive design.
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GOLFERS 2BR/2BA CONDO Palm Aire Golf
Course. Beautifully furnished. North of University,
Sarasota. $850 mo. + security. Annual. Seasonal,
vacation available. (941) 778-4142.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW COTTAGES on quiet dead
end street along Gulf. 3BR remodeled. Weekly,
monthly or lease. $1,300 mo. 2BR, new bath, $850
GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA top floor mas-
ter suite, unique home, decks, patio, tropical gar-
dens. 90' to Gulf. Private beach. $3,000 mo./
$1,000 wk. 778-0990.
VACATION RESORT 66 1st floor poolside. 6/29/96
- 7/6/96 -$550; 7/6/96 7/13/96 $500. Ocean front
ground floor, 7/27/96 8/3/96 $600. 778-4523 or
SEASONAL 3 MO. MINIMUM Ocean front ground
floor cottage. 2BR/2BA. $2,500. Call 779-2439.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA duplex apartment. Util-
ity room with washer/dryer. Holmes Beach. No pets.
$600 mo. plus utilities. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate
at 778-1450 for further information.
SEASONAL/BRADENTON BEACH Gulf and Bay
views. 2BR/2BA, heated pool, steps to beach. By wkJ
mo. Low summer rates. No pets. (941) 778-5057
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA close to beach and bay. Washer/
dryer hook up, storage. $650 mo., $650 security.
ANNUAL GULFVIEW cozy & elegant. 1 BR/1BA, beau-
tiful, French doors, wood floors, white tile. Bright new
units. Pets? From $550. 1st + security. 778-7273.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished. Carpet,
tile, cathedral ceilings. Like new! Great neighbor-
hood, close to the beach! $700 mo. First, last, secu-
rity, no pets or smokers piaoco. 770-1144.
FREE ROOM IN exchange for companion for 68
year old l~dy. Please call 778-2709.
WANTED HOME EXCHANGE for 1 or 2 o r 3
months. My Dana Point, CA home for yours. Prefer
on Gulf. Call 714-493-3537, leave message.
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 at 778-0777.
MINI VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.
- Wed. or Mon.- Thu. 2 people/4 nights from $135.
Kitchens. 500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Mo-
tel & Resort Complex. 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 3. Spanish Main Yacht
Club, Longboat Key 668 El Centro. 2BR/2BA, de-
tached villa, marina, pool and clubhouse. Lowest
priced unit at $110,000. Coldwell Banker RE. Call
Mary Maciel or Betty Montgomery at 794-3304 for
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apart-
ments, 4-units furnished. Large lot with pool.
$449,000, by owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay
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 avail-
able. Call Jim LaRose, Realtor. The Longboat Con-
nection, Inc., 387-9709.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $149,900. 778-7127.
HOME FOR SALE $227,500. 3BR/2BA, 1 1/2 years
old. 608 Fern Street, Anna Maria. A must see. For
additional information, please call 778-9515.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Holmes Beach. 517 56th St.
Large, deep water dock, seawall, spectacular
bayview. 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub, decking,
tropical landscaping. Well cared for. $275,000 by
owner. 778-6747 or 366-7866.
FOR SALE BY OWNER unfurnished 2BR/2BA direct
Gulffront condo. Great view of beach and Gulf. Pool,
covered parking, elevator. Updated as of Feb., 1996.
New water heater, A/C, stove, refrigerator, carpet,
drapes and paint. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from your
private balcony. Priced at $129,000. To see call
LOTS FOR SALE Oceanview with deeded beach
frontage. 120' to high tide. $175,000. Bayview direct.
$80,000. Call 7784523 or (800) 977-0803.
ANNA MARIA CITY ranch style, 3BR/2BA w/garage.
85' x 125' lot w/fruit trees. Walking distance to beach.
Completely furnished. Call 778-3446 or (813)
ISLAND VILLAGE 3BR/2BA beach condo with great
view of bay. Spacious, decorator perfect, 2 pools,
tennis. Priced below appraisal @ $115,500. 778-
5180. Open Sun., July 7, 1 -4. 4255 Gulf Dr. #221.
A SPARKLING GEM! 3BR/2BA pool home on a
double wide canal with easy access to Gulf & Bay.
Open and inviting floor plan. Covered lanai with
heated spa opens to pool area. Dock with boat lift.
$249,500. Call Don or Karen Schroder, Re/Max
Gulfsteam Realty, 778-2200.
ATTENTION BOAT OWNERS! No bridges to worry
about here! 2BR/2BA plus glass-enclosed lanai.
Situated on a wide canal. Lot offers plenty of room
for house expansion or pool. $189,900. Don &
Karen Schroder, Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 778-
2200 (direct line).
ISLAND BUNGALOW with lots of possibilities for use
as a home office or retail complex. It offers extraor-
dinary 104 ft. frontage on Pine Ave. Separate garage
plus shed. $209,800. Call Don & Karen Schroder,
Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 778-2200 (direct line).
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, listing & sales referrals we
help you make the move. Call Michael E. Nink, Bro-
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* CANAL FRONT HOME $220,000 p.ci,:u. 3:eR' '9'
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F ri.-ed jrd '.;ilroji tre e ,'; : .rinH 1r .i r, :l crr, a'.1 'ari da n ,
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* KEY ROYALE POOL & DOCK REDUCED -$199,500
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* ANNA MARIA ISLAND $199,900 -"'. E," ..ji-ii,-nori
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* WHITNEY BEACH BEACH FRONT $355,000
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* GULFSAND $182,000 '-ull Ir:rnl ..:.'r,. .-:.r, nn : ,I r li
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* DIRECT GULF FRONT UNIT $159,900 Tt,: i:F'
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* OVERLOOKS INTRACOASTAL $144,900 Th,. -EI
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* WHITNEY BEACH $97,500 ,re-i a-.. .:I ',-:,u Ju:1
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND COTTAGE
Dedicated boat slip. 2BR/2BA & garage
E.:ce-llent condition 3 blocks to sarnd,
;,.all-ljng Cc'qutria Beach
Call Rose Schnoerr 778-22, 1
* GULF VIEW FOR ONLY $83,000 'ie.:, -:. Guil lr,:mn
-.-r, Lirt.A:.'. Th1: nr .', painrtd orne be.drC.:n.:im one t.ulh
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* ISLAND FOURPLEX $340,000 4 r,.:' Eh I 1 -
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* SAN REMO SHORES $289,000 Th- .: jn. l h:ii.-
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* SPACIOUS BRADENTON HOME ON LARGE
LOT $124,900 ':.: h : i I ii r-.:.T,
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* PERICO ISLAND BEAUTY $92,500 Tu,i,.- ,T-
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* MOUNT VERNON VILLA $59,500 lirT,-,j.-:u l
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TRAIL ESTATES $24,900 Thi: t- J.:r.-T, ,ti..l- in
SARASOTA LOT 7.5 a.:rr ..i r-,.. .: :,.illl, .i more
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* PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO $189,900 3BP.c5A
EJce,'..ar er M.1n, upgradside Fajbuloui ., ov'. 'er bai 2
p,-r.:berh g.ar..-ge ,'.ih tI tra .orag- Fuool lerrnnt,, pull ng
reer, .chlut:.h :e u Ca'i ,.e S.:-r.err "--m.= 61
* PERICO BAY 2 CAR GARAGE $147,500 PrteSO lior-
Ill, d-:oraled ile marTtbl-e tlcr- 2BR't gla,,c enclosed
larin ? .. a-ler eA w r Cul-de- aC pO':'lI er r. ptuling greens
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* PERICO BAY CLUB CONDOS $135,500 2eR;Ec2B
Aih ,':.ub.le ,arage e -l.in.l.l,:hrer Fr. .a, e -.:'reened room
.iib rn.: -eR.. Of .*.aler P,.:. i. l enrn e-.:uril, ouard a1l5
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* EDGEWATER CIRCLE IN PERICO BAY CLUB
$124,500 -' BP .: in rr.' r ; ,:[i:nr, rJe.. 1 2' cerarric ile
ris .. ,- ropy rs,. p.'_..-;rn,2.rr ,;- Lr,-3 "II i ph.r"l i : 7 '' Il-.e, F A0
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* PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO $112,900 '.1i13 c.lh
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* SPACE FOR VISITORS $110,000 Blue Herr, 3e1:'
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Open Six Days a Week
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Call (941) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665
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