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State: Key Royale Bridge in bad shape
By Pat Copeland
The Key Royale Bridge may not be falling down
like the London Bridge, but city officials learned last
week it's in worse shape than previously imagined.
Inspectors contracted by the Florida Department of
Transportation brought the bad news that the bridge
must be replaced as soon as possible. As the result of
a February inspection, the bridge earned a sufficiency
rating of 10.3 out of 100, they said.
"It's not in imminent danger of collapse but state
inspectors gave us firm recommendations on weight
limits," Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner said.
Weight limits will be drastically reduced, with
garbage trucks, concrete trucks and other heavy trucks
banned from using the bridge, he said. The 15 mph
speed limit will also be strictly enforced, because the
jarring of the pilings contributes to the deterioration.
"We will make an exception for the fire truck in
emergencies," VanWagoner noted.
The bridge which serves 300 homes of approximately
650 residents on Key Royale, received a $450,000 repair
job paid for by the city a year-and-a-half ago. City officials
thought this would solve their problems until a replace-
ment project could be funded by DOT.
The replacement project has been in DOTs five-year
regional program for several years but has never been
assigned funds. Replacement is estimated at $700,000.
VanWagoner said he wrote Joe McClash, Manatee
County commissioner and chairman of the Sarasota/
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, and
Mike Guy, executive director of the MPO, to get the
matter on MPO's September agenda. He also wrote
Florida Secretary of Transportation Ben Watts.
"I talked to Jerry Carrigan at the DOT Friday and
he's not optimistic that we'll get the money,"
VanWagoner said. "Staff says they're trying. I will also
write U.S. Rep. Dan Miller, because the money in the
state bridge fund is from federal funding."
BREAK FROM LABOR ON LABOR DAY
Palma Sola Causeway, the northern gateway to Anna Maria Island was crowded with boaters, sunbathers, smoking
grills, keg parties and pickup trucks on Labor Day. The "Redneck Riveria" was in full bloom under the close watch
of Bradenton police with new boating restrictions in effect. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Business leader Fran Maxon dies
A 30-year veteran of the real estate world, Anna Maria, and began her own real estate company
Francis Valentine Maxon, 84, died Sept. 2. in 1970. Mrs. Maxon was also involved in Girl Scouts
Mrs. Maxon came to the Island from Delaware in here and in related organizations in Mexico and En-
1954. She spent two stints working as the city clerk in gland. For more on Mrs. Maxon, see page 9.
Work starts Monday on
Anna Maria pedestrian bridge
By Frank Cunningham completed within the next 100 days, according to Doug
Islander Reporter McFadden, vice president of John Burgstiner, Inc.
A new pedestrian bridge adjacent to the Humpback The bridge, which will span Lake LaVista Inlet,
Bridge on North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maia will be will not interrupt vehicular traffic, but will affect boat
traffic when hazardous bridge work is underway,
Funding for the $171,000 bridge came from the
Florida Department of Transportation.
In a separate project, work continues on correcting
drainage problems beneath the Humpback Bridge, ac-
cording to Mayor Chuck Schumard.
Traffic will continue to use the Humpback Bridge on
North Bay Boulevard amid construction of a pedes-
trian walkway alongside the bridge. The work is
expected to last approximately 100 days and will
begin Sept. 9. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Incumbent Manatee County Commissioner Stan
Stephens won re-election Tuesday, defeating two chal-
lengers and garnering better than 51 percent of the vote to
escape a runoff election in October.
Florida Rep. Mark Flanagan also won re-election
against Republican challenger Lois Gerber by a 59-41 per-
cent vote margin. Flanagan will now face Democratic op-
ponent Bob Nolan in the general election Nov. 5.
Vote results of interest to Islanders in Tuesday's primary
election including only Manatee County include:
Florida House of Representatives, District 68
Mark Flanagan, 6,743
Lois Gerber, 4,652
Manatee County Commission, District 3
Roy I lendricks, 855
Stan Stephens, 3,020
Jane von IHahmann, 2,029
Circuit Judge, 12th District
Peter Baranowicz, 3,303
Deborah Ford-Kaus, 10,361
Stanley Swartz, 12,861
Manatee School Board, District 2
Harry Kinnan, 12,231
Eloise Lisch, 7,579
Manatee School Board, District 4
Frank Brunner, 11,110
Barbara Turner, 8,383
Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority, Seat 2
Tim Rocklein, 15,411
Dick Schulze, 9,670
Sarasota-Manatec Airport Authority, Seat 4
Christina Donnolo, 7.510
Bobh I all, 6,464
Russ Olson, 2.648
Greg Young, 8.966
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Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 16
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
SEPTEMBER 5, 1996
 PAGE 2 0 SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Public hearing Sept. 12 on comp plan change
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission will
hold a public hearing on revisions to its comprehensive
plan amendments on Sept 12 at 7 p.m.
Planners have been working on the amendments
for nearly a year. Revisions are due to several factors
including changes in state requirements, an effort to
make the amendments specific to the city and present
and future problems that need to be addressed.
Although the revisions are too extensive to present
in detail, highlights of new and revised policies are as
Future Land Use Element
Encourage revitalization/redevelopment in the
area bounded by Manatee Avenue, East Bay/Gulf
Drive and the southern city limits.
Encourage mixed-use development in the multi-
family residential/seasonal tourist land use category.
Consider provisions for grandfathered uses which
allow for redevelopment at existing densities following
damage from a storm.
Protect the city's natural resources by implement-
ing programs of the Sarasota and Tampa Bay National
Estuary Programs (SBNEP and TBNEP).
Pursue grants to purchase environmentally sen-
sitive land and land to be used for passive recreational
Protect and preserve the city's historical and ar-
chitecturally significant structures through the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society.
Establish an annual comprehensive plan review
process to be conducted by the planning commission,
including a report to council and suggestions for action.
By 1998 develop and implement a coastal marine
protection, restoration and acquisition program with the
help of the SBNEP.
By 1997 appoint a commission to investigate
maintenance dredging of the city's canals, including a
report to council by June 1998. By December 1998 fi-
nalize steps to implement the commission's findings
Pursue the possibility of moving the evacuation
line from the intersection of Cortez Road and Gulf
Drive to the city's southern boundary.
Request that the county and City of Bradenton
provide a study of the impact of development along the
causeway and allow city officials to comment on future
As required by state statute, extensive revisions
were made to this element. It contains existing trans-
portation data, maps and tables and results from a 1995
Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) passenger sur-
Recognize Gulf Drive from Manatee Avenue to
Marina Drive as a "constrained" roadway and by June
1998 identify improvements to upgrade it.
By 1998 establish procedures to identify, protect
or acquire right of ways; develop a map identifying all
existing and future right of ways; establish procedures
to maintain a safe, convenient and energy efficient
transportation system that utilizes all available forms
of transportation; implement a streetscape plan for city
roads; establish a pedestrian friendly environment in
the community; and provide bicycle storage areas at all
public recreational facilities.
By December 1997 implement a public informa-
tion program to reduce accidents between pedestrians,
bicyclists and motorists.
By May 1998 conduct a study of the safety and
efficiency of the following intersections: Marina Drive,
Key Royale Drive and 66th Street; Palm and Gulf
Drives; 82nd Street and Palm Drive. Present a report to
the city council outlining improvements.
Reduce rush hour traffic and the number of ve-
hicle miles traveled on the Island by encouraging the
use of other types of transportation.
Work with MCAT to improve transit routes on
the Island and encourage the use of MCAT services.
Coordinate the development of a bike path sys-
Establish an annual roadway maintenance and
By fiscal year 1998 include sidewalk construction
in the city budget. Sidewalks will accommodate re-
quirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and
include bike paths, weather protected bus stops and
Encourage the county to extend the bike path
from the east end of the Anna Maria Bridge into
Holmes Beach to connect with its bike path system.
Protect citizens from the impacts of noise and air
pollution from truck traffic.
By December, 1998, develop and implement a
weight limit program for city roads.
By December 1997 encourage private businesses
to help meet the city's affordable housing needs.
Work with the county to identify affordable hous-
ing for very low, low and moderate income households
in the city.
Investigate bringing reuse water to the Island and
promote its use.
Address the problem of low water pressure on
Key Royale and the low quality of water during peri-
ods of low pressure.
Establish a program for the collection of house-
hold and small business hazardous waste.
Develop a master stormwater drainage plan by
July 1997, and implement it by fiscal year 1998.
This element contains many goals, policies anti
objectives that reinforce those in other elements.
Maintain current density and intensity of use in
the Coastal High Hazard Area.
Maintain a disaster plan which addresses pre-
paredness, response, recovery and mitigation.
Designate an emergency management coordinator
to oversee the disaster plan and act as a liaison between
state, regional, county and local emergency agencies.
By the 1998 hurricane season, designate recovery
task force to develop a recovery and redevelopment plan.
By 1997 establish permitting procedures for re-
construction following a disaster.
Recreation, Open Space Element
This element contains a chart which lists what
types and how many parks and recreational facilities
the city must have.
Consider the purchasing lands with recreational
Develop buffering standards for and protect natu-
ral vegetation in public parks, recreational facilities and
By December 1997 create a Parks and Recreation
Advisory Board which will submit an annual report to
city council on existing recreational facilities, examine
recreational opportunities for youths under 17 and
make recommendations for improvements.
Capital Improvements Element
By fiscal year 1997-98 the planning commission,
will evaluate and rank in order of priority projects pro-
posed for a five-year schedule of capital improvements.
By fiscal year 1997-98 amend this element to
include public improvements identified in this compre-
The Island Elected Officials organization shall be
the city's forum for collaborative planning and decision
making as required by state statute.
In disputes with other governmental agencies, the
city shall use the dispute resolution process of the
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
Copies of the amendments are available in city hall
for review prior to the public hearing. The planning
commission will revise the amendments based on com-
ments made at the hearing.
Between Sept. 23 and Oct. 18 the city council will
hold four work shops to review the amendments. The
council will hold its public hearing on the amendments
Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
Architect submits new city hall plan
Architect H. Patterson Fletcher last week submitted a new plan for the city hall complex in
Holmes Beach. The city council asked him to submit a plan with the building site near the Island
Branch Library. In this plan the building is located straddling 58th Street and facing Marina
Drive, with parking in the front and rear. The basketball courts have been moved to a site be-
tween the public works garage and the current city hall. The plan includes a Little League
practice field behind the fire station, a Babe Ruth field in the same location as the current field
and a soccer field with portable goals in the field behind the current city hall. Residents
are encouraged to stop by city hall and see the plan, which will be discussed by
council Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 M PAGE 3 1JG
Planners OK restaurant relocation;
council make final decision Sept. 12
By Paul Roat
Planners have recommended approval of a restau-
rant relocation and expansion at the Bradenton Beach
Marina. The amendment in the overall site plan of the
marina project now goes to the Bradenton Beach City
Council Sept. 12 for final action.
Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan Bazzy re-
quested the change in use after Florida Department of
Environmental Protection officials cited him for opera-
tion of the restaurant, Shrimp Louie's, over the water
without permits. The restaurant is at the southwest end
of Cortez Bridge on Anna Maria Sound.
With no hope for a permit to operate on the dock,
Bazzy said, "A restaurant [over the water] is an abomi-
nation according to one DEP attorney."
Bazzy requested approval of moving the restau-
rant, with 24 interior seats and 56 deck-side seats, to the
current dockmaster's quarters. As proposed, the move
would expand interior seating to 58 and reduce outside
seating to 24 for a total seating of 82.
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board mem-
bers agreed to the site plan alteration, adding a stipulation
that the pedestrian path under the Cortez Bridge be clearly
marked and maintained for public use.
Extensive discussion took place regarding a study to
determine what additional traffic, if any, the restaurant
would bring to the neighborhood, but no stipulations were
made by planners in their recommendation to council.
Bazzy maintained there would be no increase in
vehicular traffic with the restaurant relocation. "The
traffic you see now will be the same traffic you'll see
with the relocation," he said. "If anything, it will have
a quieter effect on the neighborhood because what was
outside will now be inside" the restaurant.
A traffic study was last conducted in June 1994 -
prior to any renovations or the restaurant addition. At
planning meetings in October 1995 Bazzy said the
"snack bar" would service boaters with sandwiches and
beer to go and generate little or no traffic.
Several residents of the city spoke in opposition to
the marina proposal.
When the marina expansion proposal was first
brought up two years ago there was no mention of a
restaurant on the site, resident Kay Hoey said. "The
restaurant is now being accepted as a fait accompli,"
she said. "The area was described as a place to get out
of the sun, now it's an 80-seat restaurant, and that is not
the place for a restaurant."
"The traffic has increased tremendously it's
doubled so far," resident George Holley said.
Resident Tom Hoey mentioned a Shrimp Louie's
ad that announced the change in location in the past
tense. "Shrimp Louie's announced the decision of what
the planning and zoning board was going to be," he
said. "The chutzpah is unparalleled."
The marina has been a focal and vocal point
of contention by residents since summer 1994. Bazzy
proposed then to expand the marina onto six residen-
tial lots he owned south of the complex. Also proposed
was a state-of-the-art enclosed boat storage facility and
expanded dock space. Existing boat storage racks
would be removed and the landscaping at the marina
would be enhanced. Total cost of the renovations was
estimated at more than $2 million.
Permits were eventually granted, but not without a
fight that eventually caused Bazzy to appeal the coun-
cil rejection of the proposal to the courts. A circuit
court judge agreed Bazzy should be granted the expan-
sion request and directed the city council to approve the
expansion efforts, which took place in early 1995.
Bazzy also filed suit against the city and 19 outspo-
ken residents who had opposed the marina plans for what
Bazzy termed a "conspiracy" against him and the project
The lawsuit against the residents was eventually
dropped, but not until thousands of dollars in legal fees
had been amassed by all sides in the dispute.
Work began in mid-1995 on the marina project. In
October 1995, Bazzy again came before the city coun-
cil to request permission to build a Tiki-hut concession
stand. The council granted approval of the 24-seat
semi-enclosed snack bar, and Shrimp Louie's opened
earlier this year. It is leased to a private operator.
Anna Maria City
9/5, 7:30 p.m., First public hearing
on the budget
9/10, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
9/5, 7 p.m., council meeting. Agenda: Ad
valorem tax establishment first reading,
recodification bid award, CDBG grant
agreement, city pier grant agreement,
roundabout signage, welcome sign discus-
sion, regatta boat storage at Beach House
restaurant request, offshore drilling opposi-
tion letter, parliamentary procedure discus-
sion, landscaping discussion, consent
9/10, 7 p.m., board of adjustment
9/12, 7 p.m., special council meeting on
Bradenton Beach Marina site plan
amendment re: restaurant
9/5, 10:30 p.m., Planning Commission
9/10, 9 am., Planning Commission
9/10, 7 p.m., Council work session
9/12, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
9/12, 7 p.m., Planning Commission public
hearing on comprehensive plan
9/9, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District
Commission, Fire Station 2, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
9/11, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island
Community Center Board of Directors,
407 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
S9/11, 10 am., Island Emergency Opera-
tion Center, Fire Station 2, Holmes Beach.
All meetings are held at the respective city
halls unless otherwise noted.
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JiE PAGE 4 0 SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 W THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria's spending
may exceed $1 million
By Frank Cunningham
As Anna Maria city commissioners fine tuned the
1996-97 budget last week, preliminary figures show
revenues of $936,703 and expenses of $1,064,524.
Spending for the 1995-96 budget was $939,867.
The commission will hold its first budget public
hearing on Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. A second hearing is set
for 7 p.m. Sept. 24. The state-mandated budget dead-
line is Sept. 30.
Revenues are anticipated to be up $45,869 in part
due to an increase in ad valorem property taxes. The 1
cent School Surtax will also yield an additional
"Raises are not automatic in my construction busi-
State grant funds to be
used for Cortez walking
State grant funds will be used in part for a
walking tour map and a book about Cortez.
The $16,900 matching grant was awarded to
the 12-year-old Cortez Village Historical Society
from the Florida Bureau of Historic Resources.
Funds will be used for development of a walking-
tour map of the village and for "Cortez Then and
Now," a 192-page book that documents both the
architectural and historical significance of the 97
contributing structures within the National Regis-
ter District within Cortez.
Production of the two products will be done
under the direction of Dr. Mary Fulford Green and
Linda Molto, as well as volunteers and members of
the Cortez Village Historical Society. Membership
in the society is open to all; for more details or to
receive a newsletter call Green at 756-3784 or
Molto at 794-5919.
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ness Commissioner George McKay said. Salary in-
creases proposed in the budget range from 4 to 11 per-
cent resulting in an added $12,600. McKay said he
would like wage increases to be based on performance.
The Public Works Department will also hire a full-time
administrative clerk budgeted at $16,000 a year.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he will continue to
negotiate with the Manatee Sheriffs' Department to
lower its requested increase of $18,677 for police pro-
Public Works Supervisor Phil Charnack said the
city will also spend additional $20,000 for repairs to the
Island Playhouse, sidewalks and parking for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center and stucco work on
the historical museum.
Community center alive,
growing in Cortez
By Jim Hanson
The Cortez after-school program to care for young-
sters and oversee their homework has begun, the spon-
soring Community Center announced.
Called "Kids Do Count in Cortez," the program is
open to all school-age children, particularly those who
live on the Cortez peninsula.
Activities include arts and crafts, sports, comput-
ers and the homework study activity with a certified
teacher in charge. Under the latter, participants must
finish their homework before they can take part in other
parts of the program. Snacks are provided.
Three staff persons direct the activities and a staffer
also will meet the bus from Seabreeze Elementary
School at the bus stop on Cortez Road and escort the
children to the Community Center.
The center is at 4527 123 Street West and is open
from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is no fee for the program,
which is funded by Manatee County and run by volun-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 0 PAGE 5 I[
EMS committee to consider four service options
By Pat Copeland
The fire district's EMS (Emergency Medical Service)
Study Committee met last week and members agreed to
study four options for service the present EMS based
service, a combination EMS and fire district service, a fire
district-based service and privatization.
Anna Maria Fire District Commissioner Larry
Tyler is the group's chairman. Members include Mana-
tee County Commissioner Stan Stephens, Anna Maria
Fire Chief Andy Price, Anna Maria Commissioner
George McKay, Bradenton Beach Councilman Gale
Cole, Holmes Beach Councilman Don Maloney and
Cortez resident Steve Barr. Barr is also deputy chief of
the Bradenton Fire Department
Why the committee was formed
In a letter to members, Tyler outlined circum-
stances leading up to the formation of the committee.
In February 1995 the fire commission learned that the
county EMS was considering a new method of service
called system status management, a method of deploying
ambulances based on statistical data in order to maximize
use of resources, he said. The board felt the matter should
be discussed with the county's public safety agencies,
because they would be affected by any change.
A drowning in Holmes Beach in March 1995
brought the issue closer to home. In that incident, the
county's ambulance was off the Island and it took an-
other ambulance 15 minutes to get to the victim.
The board instructed Chairman George Jackson and
Price to meet with the EMS Chief Dino Villani to discuss
working together to provide better service. Villani can-
celed the meeting following an article on the issue that
appeared in the Islander Bystander, Tyler said.
Jackson and Price met with County Administrator
Ernie Padgett, who suggested a public safety summit to
discuss the EMS issue. However county representatives
couldn't discuss the issue due to EMS union negotiations.
In February of this year Public Safety Director
Mike Latessa presented a new EMS plan called peak
demand staffing to county commissioners at a shade
meeting (closed to the public). Commissioners ap-
proved the implementation of the plan.
In PDS more ambulances are on the road during times
when there are more calls and fewer are on the road dur-
ing slack times. As the number of ambulances is reduced,
the remaining units are moved to more central locations.
In March Latessa presented the plan to the fire
commission. Due to tremendous negative response
from the public, Padgett agreed not to implement the
plan for two years during which commissioners would
study various methods of delivering EMS service, with
input from other public safety agencies and the public.
In June of this year, EMS officials issued an order
announcing the immediate implementation of a new plan
called flexible unit deployment, which is peak demand
staffing only during peak times, not 'round the clock.
Again, the plan was scrapped due to public outcry.
Two groups, the Island Democratic Club and the
Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials, then asked
the fire district to study options for EMS service.
Current EMS system, problems
McKay asked how the fire district works with the
EMS and why fire trucks respond on emergency medi-
"We have firefighter/EMTs (emergency medical
technicians) and firefighter/ paramedics; however, we
can only provide basic life support (BLS)," Price ex-
plained. "EMS personnel can provide advanced life
support (ALS). We aren't licensed to do that, and we
don't have the equipment to do that."
In order for the fire district to be able to provide
ALS, the county would have to agree to give the dis-
trict a certificate of need and necessity because it con-
trols the license, Price said. It would also have to allow
the district to use its medical director or the district
would have to hire its own medical director.
Firefighters would have to be cross trained as para-
medics, and properly equipped paramedics would have
to be on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Fire trucks are dispatched to emergency calls to
provide BLS until the ambulance arrives and to provide
extra hands for paramedics, said Price. There are only
two employees per ambulance and many calls, such as
cardiac, require four to six personnel.
"We prioritize calls automatically," Price said.
"Sometimes you don't need the fire truck there, but when
the ambulance is not here, we go automatically. We'd
rather go and not be needed than not go and be needed."
Has the county increased its number of ambulances
as the population increased? McKay asked.
The county has the same number of ambulances
today as it did in 1988; however, the population has
increased by 60,000, Price replied. That increase cre-
ates other problems such as more traffic, more traffic
signals and the like.
Assistant County Administrator Dave Rothfuss,
representing Stephens, said the county's 1996-97 bud-
get will include two new ambulances and crews.
"Prior to that we tried to develop procedures to
maximize efficiency of available dollars and human
and fleet resources," Rothfuss explained. "Initially,
that's what led to looking at PDS. We haven't had the
resources in the past years to add additional ambu-
lances and crews on an annual basis."
Another issue is response time. Price said it has
increased from four to six minutes since 1988.
"What we see in the outlying areas is that there are
more times (when) the response time is longer," he added.
A third issue is increasing costs, Price said. The
county EMS makes money by charging patients for
transport to the hospital. However, when patients are
treated but not transported, the county must absorb the
costs of medical supplies, personnel and vehicles.
'The county's EMS service must become as efficient
and cost effective as possible," he said. "If they don't there
are private companies that can come in and provide that
service. Private companies are only in business to make
money and the way they do that is transport."
Price noted that overtime costs for EMS personnel
are increasing as the result of recent lawsuits.
"The firefighters are on a 53-hour work week," he
explained. "They don't get paid overtime until 53
hours. Many counties have been treating paramedics
the same. In recent years, there's a lot of cases through-
out the nation that have disproved that and said they
must be paid on a 40-hour work week."
Price, Rothfuss and Tyler will get data on the cur-
rent service and privatization. Maloney and Cole will
work on a fire district-based system, and McKay and
Barr will work on a combined EMS/fire district system.
The next meeting was set for 7:30 p.m., Sept. 26,
at the fire station in Holmes Beach. The public is in-
vited to attend but comments should be made through
city representatives. When all information is complete,
a public meeting will be held.
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Double the dilemma i
Two affluent neighborhoods on Anna Maria Island
are in for a long stretch of inconveniences thanks to
bridges. The north end and Key Royale.
"Millionaires Row," as the beachfront homes on
the north end of Anna Maria have come to be known,
and the surrounding homes, small motels and the Rod
& Reel Pier will feel little effect from the long-awaited
construction of a walkover addition to the humpback
bridge on North Bay Boulevard. Both the roadway and
waterway are expected to remain open for traffic -
and several other routes offer access to the north end.
Although the situation is not yet desperate, for safety
reasons, traffic limitations have been recommended by the
Florida Department of Transportation for the Key Royale
Bridge. Trucks weighing more than 16 tons will be re-
stricted. Concrete trucks. Garbage trucks. Moving vans.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said fire trucks will
"probably" be granted an exception but they fall under
the 16-ton restriction.
The most obvious hardship will be the restriction
of garbage collection trucks.
Warnings signs have not been installed yet.
A lengthy, typically pontificating release from the
mayor's office is all we have to go by. He says the Florida
Department of Transportation engineers notified him last
week of the results of a February survey determining the
extent of deterioration of center pilings.
In case you lost your Hallmark calendar of impor-
tant dates in Holmes Beach history, that's nine short
months after the May 1995 completion of more than
$450,000 worth of repairs to the bridge approaches.
Mayor VanWagoner seems shocked by this news
and ready to take aim at any and all government agen-
cies to rectify the problem.
Why are we not surprised?
Because VanWagoner wasted the first five months
of his term in office dickering over chairmanship of the
Island Transportation Planning Organization at-
tempting to wrestle the seat from Anna Maria Mayor
Chuck Shumard instead of applying his attention to
key transportation issues in Holmes Beach.
Tiki hut transformation
What began as a place to let boaters get out of the sun
under a Tiki hut may become an 82-seat restaurant.
Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan Bazzy has
proposed relocating the Shrimp Louie's open-air eat-
ery into an enclosed space. Bazzy also told planners in
the city last week he did not anticipate any increase in
traffic on the streets above what currently is there now.
Let's hope the city council asks for a traffic count
based on demands 82 patrons would bring to bear on
those residential streets.
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should apply to all
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to re-
spond to your endorsement of the incumbent for Mana-
tee County Commission, District 3, and the basis for
that endorsement, i.e., "my past stand on the Cortez
bridge." Though I realize Sept. 3 will have already
passed, I feel I must respond.
I know The Islander has always had very strong
views on subjects such as the bridges and, though I
don't always agree with them, I applaud the paper's
conviction. However, this week I believe you applied
two very different rules of measure when offering the
incumbent as the best choice for the Island.
First, you judge me on the stand I took some eight-
and-a-halfyears ago. I chose to stand with Cortez bridge
rebuilt at its present location because rehabilitation was not
an option offered at that time. I believed what the Florida
Department of Transportation stated and that was that we
were to have a new bridge either located to the north of
its present location or, what was popular at the time, for
relocation just two miles south off 53rd Avenue.
I believed the latter, 53rd Avenue, was unaccept-
able for several reasons:
1. It would place our very livelihood at risk by
placing Cortez bridge under the maintenance jurisdic-
tion of Manatee County.
2. Even more important was the environmental
impact that a 53rd Avenue bridge would have had on
our bay. This new bridge would have passed through
some of the most sensitive areas of the bay including
Hell's Kitchen, an area of heavy grasses and mangrove
islands. And, it would have come in very close prox-
imity to two bird sanctuaries found just off the east end
of Cortez Village and Paradise Bay trailer park. The
cost of this placement was also prohibitive.
When DOT offered rehabilitation as an option, I no
longer voiced favor for the new structure.
My children represent fifth-generation Floridians
and I have seen in my life what growth and unrespon-
sive government can do to an area. The very item you
condemn me on incumbent Stan Stephens unequivo-
cally supports a new four-lane high bridge on Mana-
tee Avenue. He is not even willing to look at rehabili-
station as an option. So when you decide to pass judg-
ment, you should at least apply the same rules to all.
Who knows, we may be in a run-off by the time
this letter is printed. If we are, I hope the Island com-
munity understands that as a commissioner I will lis-
ten to them, be involved and act on issues as the pub-
lic wants, unlike this present commission who simply
ignores the will of the people, as their record shows.
Jane vonHahmann, candidate for Manatee County
Commission, District 3
Chamber assessment on mark
Kudos on The Islander's editorial in "Our Opin-
ion" Aug. 15. Your assessment of the current admin-
istration at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce is 100 percent right on.
I, too, resigned my membership in April of this
year in protest over the heavy-handed manner the
former executive director's dismissal was handled.
I also agree that a new chamber office should not
be located at the Manatee County Public Beach. We
need all the existing parking for the residents of Mana-
tee County and tourist visitors to our Island. Also, the
current concessionaire pays a large monthly fee to the
county and needs every space available to make his
At some point in the future I may reconsider my
membership in the Island chamber, but only after the
president and executive director turn away from their
personal agendas and return to duties he was elected to
carry out and she is being paid for promoting the
business of the members!
Alan Lavoie, Holmes Beach
Tripps trip the light fantastic
Just a note to let the Islander know how I have
been inundated with compliments on the fine article
entitled "The Tripp Tribe" written by Islander reporter
If "y'all" run out of that week's issue, come on
over and back up the truck! My friends have loaded me
up with extra copies.
Thank you Islander- and much thanks to Cynthia
for that very fine article.
Ted Tripp, Anna Maria
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THiSE WERE THE BAYS
_Conclusion, Anna Maria Island and the Seminole War, 1835-1842
by June Alder
Tampa Bay was the starting place of many a sorrowful journey taking Seminoles
into exile from their Florida homeland.
END OF THE BUNCE
In 1842, with only 300 Miccosukees
left deep in the Florida Everglades, the
American government declared the Sec-
ond Seminole War at an end. Nearly
11,000 Indians had been sent West to
Arkansas territory at a cost of 40 million
dollars and the sacrifice of some 3,000
The cost of "Indian removal" to the
Spanish fishermen of Tampa Bay was
the destruction of a
peaceful way of life
that had endured for Fifty years la
three centuries. Island home,
To sum up the the 1890s we
story as told in this their snug c
column over the past
three months: houses among
In the war's theyfound ti
early years the larg- Bunce's settle
est of the Tampa Bay
fishing "ranchos" remained.
was former Balti-
more sea captain William Bunce's place
on the north end of Palm Island (our
Anna Maria Island of today). It housed
as many as 200 people as refugees of
Indian raids fled there to be under the
protection of American military forces.
It was a mutually beneficial arrange-
ment, for soldiers and sailors came to
depend on the skills of the rancho men
as pilots and guides.
But everything changed when Gen.
Thomas Jesup took command of the
Florida army in 1837.
Finding himself out-witted and out-
fought by the brilliant chief Osceola, Jesup
got it into his head that the fishery people
were in league with the Seminoles. After
Osceola staged a daring raid which freed
700 Seminoles from a detention camp at
Fort Brooke (Tampa), Jesup's suspicions
about the rancho residents became an ob-
session. He conducted a campaign of ha-
rassment arrests, interrogations and
detentions which culminated in a tragic
outcome in 1838.
While Bunce's fishermen were at
sea, Jesup had his soldiers swoop down
on Anna Maria Island and carry away
their Indian wives and children. Perhaps
as many as 100 of these unfortunates
were shipped away even though by
treaty they were United States citizens.
The pleas of the outraged husbands for
the return of their loved ones were ig-
nored, and in 1840 another raiding
party of American soldiers burned the
abandoned rancho to the ground.
In 1842, when the military was out
of Florida, the people of Tampa Bay
demanded an official investigation of
the Bunce affair. It
Sent on for four
r when the years, with local
'aders of hearings and deposi-
building tons and eventually a
b d hearing in Washing-
board ton, D.C.
the bayous, Finally, in 1846
t traces of a year after the ter-
zent still ritory of Florida be-
came a state the
U.S. House of Repre-
Bunce and his people of all wrong do-
ing. And, in March 1847 both
Bunce and his widow Anna having
died by this time his children were
awarded $1,000 in reparations.
There is no record of any recom-
pense to the children wrenched away
from their fathers and their Anna Maria
Island home and sent away to a harsh
life in a strange land. They lived and
died in obscurity.
Fifty years later when the Island
homesteaders of the 1890s were build-
ing their snug clapboard houses among
the bayous, they found that traces of
Bunce's settlement still remained -
charred pieces of palmetto-thatched
huts, broken cooking utensils, scraps of
rusted metal and wells from which
water still flowed sweetly.
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Bradenton Beach City Hall renovation
plans spark resident interest
By Paul Roat
Some people have strong feelings about the pro-
posed renovation of the interior of Bradenton Beach
At a council workshop on the $60,000 proposal,
a handful of people spoke on the issue. Reactions
were split, but all believed strongly and spoke ex-
pressively on the matter.
Real estate salesman Mike Norman questioned
the $1,300 contract awarded to Emily Anne Smith of
the architectural firm of Eatman & Smith. Smith re-
ceived the funds to design the renovation plans after
consultation with city staff and approval by council to
expend the funds.
City Clerk Alice Baird said council members in-
structed department heads to provide proposals on
capital improvement needs within the city. The pro-
posed improvements would be paid for by the one-
cent sales tax money the city receives about
$130,000 for the 1996-97 fiscal year.
"The building official's space is inadequate," Baird
said, "and the clerk's office needs more storage space for
city files and records. We also need better soundproof-
ing in the offices. I believe the proposed plans more than
adequately address our needs and will result in a build-
ing all the citizens of the city will be proud of."
"The remodeling is a needed change to city hall,"
Building Official Bill Sanders said. "It is an efficient
"I have a real problem with this," Norman said. 'It
should have come up before the city council in an open
meeting. It should have gone out to bid. Bill Sanders may
need some more space, but observing the clerks' office
there's a lot of dead space there. I don't see the need
to spend $60,000 to fix something that ain't broke."
"My feeling as a taxpayer is we should be respon-
sible for every cent spent in the city, and I question a
non-elected member of our city expending that kind
of money," resident Dr. Susan Kean said of the re-
modeling plan expenditure to Smith. "I have no prob-
lem with the quality of the work, but I have a prob-
lem with the urgency of the process."
"This money comes from money we approved for
the school kids," resident John Sandberg said of the
funding source for the city hall remodeling. "We've gone
through budget hearing after budget hearing after budget
hearing, and no one, not one of you, said 'no, that's not
what we had in mind.' Bradenton Beach is doing what
Bradenton Beach does every damn year not participate
in anything, just wait until the last minute and complain.
"I support a review of how city hall can be im-
proved," Sandberg continued. "I don't think city hall
is the way it can be. Let's go forward and discuss it."
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher said "there is no pri-
vacy in city hall. It's not soundproofed. I think the plan
is good and gives our employees room to work."
Councilman Gail Cole said he would like to see
city hall become a more efficient workplace. "This is
a proposal," Cole said. "I thought this was to be a work
session on the city hall plans. Now I believe it is noth-
ing but a fingerpointing and complaining session. The
proposal is here for our review. The question is whether
we can do this or do we want to do this."
Mayor Leroy Arnold said he believed everyone
should look at the proposal objectively with an open
mind. "I'd like to see the money spent on something
that will improve the daily lives of our citizens,"
Arnold said, adding that repair of potholes in city
streets was one suggestion for using the one-cent capi-
tal improvement funds he would propose.
"I, for one, believe improvements can be made to
the building," resident Dan Goodchild said. "We've
spent $1,300, and now we have a plan. It can be
changed, but we have a place to start now."
The city hall renovation proposal will be discussed
during budget talks this month.
Winners in the August 31 horseshoe games
were Bill Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were John
Johnson of Holmes Beach and J.C. Phillips of
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
urday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees.
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Frances Valentine Maxon,
veteran real estate broker, dies
Frances Valentine Maxon, 84, of Anna Maria, died
Sept 2, in Golden Pond Retirement Residence.
Services will be 2 pJn., Thursday, Sept. 5, at
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, with the Rev. Richard Fellows officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238, or to
World Foundation of Girl Scouts & Girl Guides, in care
of Carmel Padgett, 9635 E. Broadway, Temple City,
Calif. 91780. There will be no visitation. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrange-
Born in Cleveland, Tenn., Mrs. Maxon came to
Anna Maria Island in 1954 from Seaford, Del. She was
city clerk in the City of Anna Maria from 1957 to 1959
and again from November 1962 to July 1972 when
clerks worked half days.
Mrs. Maxon became a real estate associate in 1959
and worked for Walter Hardin & Co. at a branch office
in a small shopping center where Eckerd is presently
located. According to her daughter, Prudence Maxon-
Yost, Mrs. Maxon put her license with Gertrude
Blassingame part time in 1962 or 1963.
Yost said that in 1970, while her mother worked
part time as Anna Maria city clerk, another city em-
ployee, Don Sicking, asked why she didn't form her
own real estate company. Yost said her mother esti-
Stella B. Laferriere
Stella B. Laferriere, 89, of Anna Maria, died Aug.
28 in Riverfront Health Care and Rehab, Bradenton.
Born in New Bedford, Mass., Mrs. Laferriere came
to Manatee County from Falmouthin 1995. She retired
as a supervisor at Uniroyal after 20 years of employ-
ment. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic
Church and St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, both
in Falmouth, and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs,
She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Burkly of
Anna Maria; four grandchildren and nine great grand-
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
in Holmes Beach. Service was held at St Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach with the Rev.
Donald Baier officiating. Burial will be in Falmouth,
mated she would need
$500 to open an office and
Sicking came up with the
money. "He asked her to
repay it when she sold her
first home in her new of- i
fice," said Yost, and Fran
Maxon Real Estate was
founded in 1970. Mrs.
Maxon retired as broker/
owner and sold the busi- Fran Maxon
ness in 1993. She was also
a founding member of Island Co-Listing Service, a
cooperative real estate listing service operated exclu-
sively for Island real estate companies.
Mrs. Maxon was a member of Beta Sigma Phi
sorority; former board member of the Gulfcoast Girl
Scout Council; a member of Adult Troop 1776; a
board member and fundraiser for the world wide
branch of Girl Guides, Friends of Our Cabafia,
Cuernavaca, Mexico; and a member and supporter of
another international organization for Girl Guides in
England, the Olave-Baden Powell Society. She was
a member of the Church of the Annunciation.
She is survived by a daughter; Prudence Maxon-
Yost of Tallahassee; and her son, Jonathon Rolfe
Maxon of Houston.
Richard W. Ryan
Richard W. Ryan, 81, of Holmes Beach died
Aug. 24 at his daughter's home in New Orleans.
Mr. Ryan attended Boston Latin School and the
University of Carolina. He graduated from the Univer-
sity of Michigan and practiced law with the firm of
Burke, Burke and Ryan in Ann Arbor, Mich., for 30
years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War IL
He was a captain in the Third Army and fought in the
Battle of the Bulge, earning the Purple Heart, the Bronze
Star with Cluster and other medals. He retired to Florida
Mr. Ryan was admitted by the Regents of the
American College of Trial Lawyers as a Fellow of the
College in March, 1971. He was honored by the State
Bar of Michigan with a certificate in recognition of
having completed 50 years as an attorney.
He is survived by Edwina Ryan of Holmes
Beach; two daughters, Karen Mitchell of San Jose,
Calif., and Ruth Ryan of New Orleans, La.; and a son,
Gregory Ryan of St. Johns, Mich.
Phone calls to Waste Management of Manatee
County and Manatee County Public Services Solid
Waste Department sent phone customers in circles this
A flyer distributed with new 1997 phone books by
Manatee County Public Works Solid Waste Depart-
ment offered little enlightenment. Instructions on the
flyer do not address customers on Anna Maria Island.
Customers here, including the City of Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach, were in a quandary over
what to do with their old phone books.
One thing is certain: Island residents will not have
to rely on The Islander Bystander to recycle their phone
books this year. In the past, the newspaper offered to
hold recycled books and residents brought hundreds
of them to the office awaiting consent for an Island
dumpster from the county.
After many phone calls to Waste Management,
Manatee County Public Works and the City of Holmes
Beach, it was agreed that a dumpster for recycling phone
books will be provided by Holmes Beach for use by all
Island residents at the city hall parking lot, 5901 Marina
Drive, from Sept. 11 to Oct. 13.
According to Waste Management, recycle con-
tractor for all three Island cities, curbside bins in
Holmes Beach and regular newspaper receptacles on
the Island are not suitable for phone book recycling
because fees here do not provide for the additional
Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy Arnold made quick
arrangements for a phone book recycle bin centrally lo-
cated in Bradenton Beach at the city maintenance facil-
ity, 402 Highland Ave. The bin has been delivered and
will remain for 30 days, through October 10.
No provisions have been made for phone book
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The bathroom is the smallest room there is in the house,
And until the kids get on the bus, it's ruled over by my spouse.
'Cause the time the girls spend in that room they never seem to care,
And could easily take all morning just to primp their hair.
And how dad gets his shaving done, the good Lord will only know,
For it's the only place in the morning where we all have to go.
It's the place where if the kids are enjoying themselves when they're out to play,
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E[G PAGE 10 M SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Commissioners question block grant consultant
By Frank Cunningham
There's $500,000 out there in state block grants just
for the asking, and Grant Consultant Betty Jordan wants
the Anna Maria Commissioners to let her do the asking.
Speaking before an Aug. 27 commission meet-
ing, Jordan said, "Up to $500,000 is available for
neighborhood revitalization, economic development
and infrastructure projects such as sewer mainte-
nance and sewer repairs."
Asked what her fees are, Jordan said she takes
eight percent of the total grant when approved and paid.
She said, "I do not ask for a retainer of $10,000 like
some of my competitors."
Jordan prepares applications, attends meetings and
A door no more
Even the closet door will
be a work of art in the new
"Galeria del Norte" at the
Artists Guild ofAnna
Maria Island Gallery in
Holmes Beach. The
remodeling will mean a
display area for 75 artists
and make the gallery the
largest on the Island ,
showing local art. Helping
with the renovations are, .
left to right Lois Lietz and
Faye Rosechild-Nierman. ;
Islander Photo: Courtesy ,
of the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island
Critter exhibition at Island
Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach invites the
public to a special exhibit entitled "Creatures, Critters
and Crustaceans," featuring the works of local and re-
gional artists in a variety of media from Thursday, Sept.
5, through Nov. 7. "Monkey See, Monkey Do," a piece
by Island artist Thelma Weeks, will be included in the
The gallery is located at 5348 Gulf Dr. Call 778-
6648 for additional information. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy of Island Gallery West
Get a 'new outlook' at
visual art center
"New Outlooks," a summer photography exhibi-
tion will open at the Sarasota Visual Art Center on
assists in two state monitoring visits. Jordan said the
application takes about three months to prepare and an
additional nine months for approval.
Jordan said the only downside to the grants was
legal advertising, additional meetings and compliance
with affirmative action programs and other state re-
Citing success in obtaining grants for other Florida
cities, Jordan agreed to supply a list of the types of
projects approved and their amounts.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said, "I've been there,
done that myself, without success. You need someone
to do this professionally."
At the request of Commissioner Elaine Burkly,
Jordan will also submit a list of available state block
Saturday, Sept. 7. The show will include a wide vari-
ety of photographic styles extending from classic and
modem photography composition by regional photog-
There will be a reception honoring the artists and
their guests at the center on Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
The Sarasota Visual Art Center is located at 707 N.
Tamiami Trail. For details, call the center at 366-2032.
Photo-collage portraits at
Renowned individuals such as Allen Ginsberg, the
Dalai Lama, John Mayall, Federico Fellini and many oth-
ers are subjects in the exhibition, "The Third Eye: Heinz
Lechner's Photo-Collage Portraits," in Selby Gallery at
Ringling School of Art and Design to open Friday, Sept.
6, through Oct 17. Information, call 359-7563.
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grants. The consensus of the commission was to study
Jordan's proposal over the next several weeks.
In other action, commissioners:
Passed a new ordinance which puts some teeth into
the present Alcohol Beverage Ordinance. The amended
law allows police to follow and arrest beachgoers who
violate the alcohol prohibition on public beaches.
Approved requests by the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society to hold its annual flea market adjacent
to City Hall on TK and to hold its monthly meetings on
the third Monday of each month at commission cham-
bers from September until May.
Agreed with Commissioner George McKay that an
occupational license is required when a resident uses
a mailing address for business purposes.
Holmes Beach has mulch
Australian pines that threatened to block evacua-
tion routes were removed by contractors from city
rights of way last week in the 5600 block of Gulf Drive
in Holmes Beach.
Thanks to the tree-trimming project, the city is of-
fering mulch for the taking. Residents should bring
their own containers and pick up the mulch behind city
hall at 5901 Marina Drive.
Beach property ownership
A June 20 article on access to the 75th and 77th Street
beach area included incomplete information on property
ownership. Hugh Holmes Jr. noted the property is owned
by Holmes Brothers, Inc., and Caroline Boyer.
Holmes also said the property is intended for the
use of the owners and their guests. He said a verbal
agreement allows members of the the group known as
the 77th Street Cabana Club who reside in Holmes
Beach to use the property. However, the beach walk-
ways may be used by the public.
Red Cross announces
September class schedule
The American Red Cross, 2905 59th St. W.,
Bradenton, has announced its schedule of classes for
the month of Sept.
Pre-registration is required and fees vary for: Stan-
dard First Aid, Community F.A. Safety, Adult CPR,
Infant & Child CPR, Community CPR, HIV/AIDS
Prevention, Babysitting, Nurse Assistant Training and
Home Health Aide Update.
Contact the Red Cross at 792-8686 for dates and
times of classes.
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Sunday school to begin
at Roser church
Sunday school for children three years of age
through 6th grade will begin at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church in Anna Maria City on Sunday, Sept.
8, beginning at 9 am.
A confirmation class, led by Stacey Bellows, for
seventh grade and up will begin on Sunday, Sept. 22,
beginning at 9 am.
Contact Molly Parks at the church at 778-0414 for
Longboat chamber hosts
interior design seminar
How do you hire the best interior designer for you?
Find out at the Longboat Key Senior Outreach
Seminar, "Decorating Tips and Trends," to be held
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 0 PAGE 11 I i
Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Longboat Key Hilton, 4711
Gulf of Mexico Dr., beginning at 9 am. Te inp, x
Susan Mignone of Panache Interiors, Inc., and
JoAnn Parker of Decorating Den will speak. f Drops
The seminar is free and open to the public. Coffee
and rolls will be served. on .l
For reservations or more information, call the
chamber at 387-9519.
Date Low High Rainfall
Writers workshop to be Aug. 25 75 92 .0
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Aug. 27 76 94 .0
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at the Island Aug. 28 80 95 .0
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Monday, Sept. 9, at 10:15 am. for a workshop session. Aug. 30 78 94 .0
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BI PAGE 12 0 SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Everybody's gotta be somewhere
I've decided I am a stationary object While other
Islanders are traipsing off to parts unknown in the far
corners of the earth, I remain steadfast, feet firmly
planted on Anna Maria.
I believe, if you live here long enough, everyone
comes to you. Well, more or less.
If you moved here recently, you may have noticed
an influx of company. It's a Florida/Anna Maria phe-
A friend was complaining recently about too much
company. I said the only solution may be to buy a home
with fewer bedrooms so they couldn't have so much
company. They wouldn't be the first to resort to such
That's really the only way you can say, "We'd love
to have you but ... we have no bedroom, no sofa bed
and there's no prayer or chance you'll be staying at our
To stay on the gracious side, just follow up with a
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smile and say, "Of course, we'll help you find the per-
fect place to stay while you're here."
My brother, his wife and my just-turned-nine-year-
old niece, Alex, were here last week to stay with me.
Don't read me wrong though they are NOT com-
pany. If I didn't have room for them, we'd all rent a
motel suite and we'd stay there together.
Alex stayed a week last year while Socko and
Teresa went on a cruise. She came to work with me
every day and I can honestly say she's the only person
I know that could keep my hours at the office and still
We did the usual office things coloring, water-
colors, cutting out papers, gluing and taping things to-
gether. Barbie activity books topped her list of things
to do last year. We ate frozen yogurt every afternoon
and took walks around the shopping center when "we"
It would be grand to have a permanent assistant
experienced in all these important activities.
This year we drew and colored pictures of her new-
est friend, Mr. Wizard (my nine-month-old cairn ter-
rier), and ate butter pecan ice cream almost every day.
There was little chance for boredom since Mr.
Wizard also keeps office hours. It's like the new adven-
tures of Lassie and Timmy. (No, Timmy did not fall in
the well. Grandpa wasn't trapped under the tractor. The
barn didn't bur.)
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mostly. Standard puppy stuff.
I can only hope a little newspaper "ink" and that
secret desire to return to our Island gets into Alex's
blood. She's creative, witty and intelligent a perfect
complement to the staff of The Islander Bystander.
She's a real trooper. And, she likes to walk the dog.
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Several special services are provided by
schools in Manatee County. Below are a few of
Specifically trained in the psychology of learn-
ing and development, the school psychologist works
with school personnel to provide a better learning ex-
perience for students. School psychologists are avail-
able to the schools at least one day a week.
School Social Worker
The school social worker is trained to tap the
strengths in a student's school, home and commu-
nity to alleviate existing problems and to prevent
future problems. School social workers visit each
school at least one a week.
Services provided by the school counselor in-
clude orientation of new students, academic and
career advisement, individual, group and class-
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interests and abilities, assistance in interventions
which address behavioral, health, social skills,
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School Health Services
All Manatee County schools are provided health
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 N PAGE 13 EI
: Anna Maria Elementary
I School Menu
** Lunch: Grilled Chicken Pattie on Bun or
Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets, Oven Baked
i Potatoes, Fresh Fruit, Juice Bar
S Lunch: Two Tacos or Burrito, Salad,
Juice, Cake w/Fruit
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Lunch: Buffalo Wings w/Carrot Sticks w/dip
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Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
Corn, Salad, Cookie
All meals served with milk.
Ben Rigney, left, and Jamie Gregorich, right, both
fifth-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary,
remembered to bring the most important thing to
school an apple for the teacher. Their teacher,
Joyce Ellis, and class mascot, Holy Cow It's Back to
School, welcome their fellow classmates who will
now be known as "Ellis's Eagles. "
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IJ] PAGE 14 A SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 23, domestic battery, 500 block of Spring
Avenue. According to the report, the victim and sub-
ject got into an argument, and the subject hit and
scratched the victim. The subject was placed in cus-
Aug. 27, theft of services, grand theft, 200 block
of Tarpon. The complainant reported a person un-
known made two 900 telephone calls resulting in
$89.92 in charges and removed items from a storage
box in the bedroom.
Aug. 22, found property a bicycle, 26th Street
Aug. 23, criminal mischief, 2500 block of Av-
enue B. The complainant reported a person unknown
damaged a canvas top on a vehicle. Damages were
Aug. 25, battery, 116 Bridge St, Sports Lounge.
Two complainants reported they tried to stop a fight
and were beaten by two subjects outside the bar.
Aug. 25, burglary to an automobile, possession
of hashish, possession of paraphernalia without resi-
due, Coquina Beach. The officer on patrol was flagged
down by a lifeguard who was chasing two male juve-
niles who attempted to burglarize a vehicle. The officer
caught the juveniles and the victim and witness signed
One juvenile was issued a trespass warning and
released to the custody of his mother. The other was
issued a trespass warning and placed in custody. While
searching the juvenile, the officer found a box contain-
ing a small amount of drug that tested positive for hash-
ish, a box of rolling papers, cigarettes and cigars.
Aug. 23, domestic battery, 4300 block of Gulf
Drive. The victim reported the suspect told her she
could not live in the house any more and grabbed her
by the arm and neck and dragged her through the
house, banging her head on an object and causing a
lump and bruise over her eye. The suspect denied
touching the victim. The suspect was placed in custody.
Aug. 24, DUI, 4100 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed Daniel Raposa, 25, of Bradenton, driv-
ing south on Gulf Drive at a high speed. When Raposa
reached a sharp turn, he spun off the right side of the
road. Raposa corrected the car's direction and contin-
ued south at a high speed. The officer stopped him,
administered field performance tests, and placed him
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Aug. 24, no valid driver's license, attached tag
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served a subject driving a vehicle. He knew the subject
did not have a driver's license, stopped him and issued
summonses for driving without a license and having
the wrong tag on his vehicle.
Aug. 25, vandalism, 6800 block of Palm Drive.
The complainant reported a person unknown broke the
rear window of the vehicle with a rock while the com-
plainant was driving. Damages were $100.
Aug. 25, vandalism, 6800 block of Palm Drive.
The complainant reported a person threw a rock at the
vehicle while the she was driving. Damages were $200.
Aug. 25, found property a fire extinguisher,
7600 block of Gulf Drive.
Aug. 26, Baker Act, 5600 block of Carissa. The
subject had not eaten in two days because she said the
food was poisoned, the police report said. It also noted
she had been drinking heavily and taking medication
and refused to go to the hospital. She was placed in
custody under the Baker Act and transported to the
Aug. 26, found property, 101 66th St., Inn on the
Beach. The complainant brought a syringe containing
a clear liquid to the police station. He said he found it
in the closet of a room at the motel and asked that it be
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tested. The officer said it appeared to be insulin and
there was no valid reason to send it to the laboratory.
He placed it in the hazardous materials waste bin to be
Aug. 26, theft, no valid driver's license, attached
tag not assigned, 3900 East Bay Drive, Island Foods
parking lot. The complainant reported he was having
car trouble and left his vehicle overnight in the park-
ing lot. When he returned, the vehicle's tag was miss-
The officer suspected the subject in a previous in-
cident, subsequently checked the vehicle at the
subject's residence, found the missing tag and confis-
When the subject arrived at the residence he told
the officer he took the tag because the officer confis-
cated his tag in an Aug. 24 incident and he didn't want
to get in trouble for having a vehicle with no tag. The
subject was placed in custody.
Aug. 27, assistance, 7700 block of Palm Drive.
The officer responded to a call on a disabled vehicle
that had a flat tire. The subject became ill while chang-
ing the tire and EMS responded. The city public works
department responded and changed the tire.
Aug. 27, assistance, 100 block of Seaside Court.
The officer found the subject's boat hung up on a dock
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Car tags from 'way back' wanted by collector
Jeff Francis, collector and researcher of early
American license plates, is seeking Florida car license
tags dated between 1911 and 1917 in order to expand
the archives of the Automobile License Plate Collec-
tors Association #1897.
From 1911 through 1917, Florida cities and counties
issued vehicle license plates. Each jurisdiction designed
its own plate and most were issued annually. The major-
ity of city/county issued plates were made of porcelain
enamel baked onto steel with a few made of copper and
brass. Each was imprinted to show the city/county name
as the tide was going out. The officer and a neighbor
freed the boat. While doing so, the officer determined
the dock was unsafe and sent the case to the code en-
Aug. 28, suspicious vehicle, 5102 Gulf Drive,
GTE building. The complainant reported a suspicious
person sitting in a vehicle behind the GTE building.
The subject said he was a private investigator conduct-
ing surveillance. The officer verified his license.
Aug. 29, theft, 7200 block of Marina Drive. The
complainant reported she flagged down two subjects in
a pickup truck and asked if they wanted to trim her
palm trees. They agreed to accept the work and asked
to use her bathroom. She allowed them to remain in the
residence and served them beers, said the report.
She said the workers told her they would return the
next day to do the work. She left them in the living
room to finish their beer while she curled her hair.
When she went to the living room, they were gone.
Also missing was a fanny pack containing $200 in cash
which she had gotten earlier when she asked the sub-
jects to take her to the bank.
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and most are dated. The majority were rectangle in shape
but some were square and round.
In 1918, the state took over the licensing respon-
sibility and began issuing statewide license plates.
Uniquely, Florida was the last of the 48 contiguous
states to issue a standardized state-issued license plate.
Anyone with information can write Jeff Francis,
P.O. Box 41381, St. Petersburg, FL 33743, or call him
at (813) 343-4316.
Fall baseball seeks
Little League players
Tryouts have begun for Fall Baseball. Players
who will be 11 or 12 this coming spring season are
eligible. Anna Maria Island Community Center
soccer players will find the baseball schedule
workable and are invited to tryout.
The team will hold tryouts and practices on
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key and will
play their games in Bradenton.
Interested players and parents should contact
Bob Gibbons at 778-7431 immediately.
Power squadron to offer
safe boating course
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's 38th annual
eight-week safe boating course is scheduled to begin
Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Manatee Vocation Technical
School. Arrangements to attend can be made by call-
ing the squadron's headquarters at 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton, at 758-0142.
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Drive on, but be careful of gators
By Bob Ardren
Florida is a wonderful place for road trips. And
since this year is the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford's
introduction of his automobiles, let's talk road trips.
Most people seem to have a favorite road in Florida
before they even move here. But then it usually
The hands-down favorite of most people is U.S. 1
in the Keys, and its hard to argue with that. Motoring
along from Marathon to Key West has to be one of the
great drives anywhere. But this is a state of wonderful
One of my favorites is Krome Avenue in Miami.
There's something about the wide-open truck farms
along the sides of that road on the eastern edge of the
Everglades that always says "South Florida" to me.
I've been known to road trip to Homestead just to drive
Roadside stands sell fresh-from-the-field produce,
Mexican food, tropical plants, Cuban snacks, and to
wash it all down with, tropical drinks. It probably helps
that every time I drive Krome, I know the Keys are
For an entirely different kind of view, try driving
State Road 40 west of Ocala. It's horse country the
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Aug. 22, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of someone on the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge apparently preparing to jump off. Coast Guard and
marine units from Eckerd College and the Pinellas County
Sheriff's Department responded, but the person was pro-
nounced dead in the water at the scene.
Aug. 22, Boarding. A 35-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. No violations were discov-
Aug. 22, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a possibly disabled vessel. Station
Cortez conducted communications checks with all mari-
nas, bridges and waterfront restaurants with no results.
Aug. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 35-foot power boat
aground off Bean Point with an ill person aboard. A
way I always thought Kentucky should look when I
briefly lived there.
There are the usual white-board fences, of course,
but with the addition of huge old oaks hanging with
Spanish Moss flanking this beautiful highway through
rolling hills. For folks from our neighborhood, it's an
entire change of scene.
Come to think of it, most of my favorite roads are
roads to somewhere I want to go. It can be Key West,
Tallahassee, or even Atlanta.
Think I feel a road trip coming on. It's September
and we could probably all use a short change of scene.
Gators and us
According to the Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish
Commission, the number of alligators in Florida is
holding steady at about one million. It just seems
they're increasing because every day, somebody builds
a house where a gator used to live.
And often that gator takes up residence on the
brand new patio. Or in the pool. It may even snack on
the family's toy poodle.
Granted, gators aren't much of problem here on the
Island (except during football season), but last year the
fish and game folks got about 15,000 calls from around
the state reporting "gator trouble." About 4,000 gators
Coast Guard vessel and a commercial salvage company
responded, but the boat refloated itself. The Coast
Guard boat escorted the boat to the dock.
Aug. 23, Boarding. A 21-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
was given a notice of violation for having improperly
spaced registration numbers and not having his
captain's license on board.
Aug. 24, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a written
warning for not having the vessel's registration on board.
Aug. 24, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for having improperly spaced registration
numbers on the vessel.
Aug. 24, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
PLEASE SEE COAST LINES, NEXT PAGE
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Sep 5 5:49 2.2 11:49p' 1.4 9:37 1.5 1:36 0.6
Sep6 7:09 2.2 10:35 1.6 2:52 0.6
Sep 7 8:30 2.2 1:32 1.5 11:11 1.6 3:52 0.5
Sep 8 9:38 2.3 2:50 1.4 11:35 1.7 4:39 0.5
Sep 9 10:30 2.4 3:44 1.2 11:54 1.7 5:17 0.5
Sep 10 11:16 2.4 4:30 1.1 5:48 0.6
Sep 11 12:13 1.8 5:08 1.0 11:54a* 2.4 6:11 0.7
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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were destroyed as a result by state licensed hunters.
September brings public gator-hunting season in
Florida. That's when just anybody crazy enough to try
- and lucky enough to win a permit can go gator
hunting. A total of 674 hunters were chosen by lottery
from several thousand applications, and they'll be al-
lowed to take up to five gators each.
But get this, the minimum size has dropped to a
diminutive 17 inches this year. No explanation from the
state as to why anyone would want to hunt down crea-
tures that small, but there you are.
And one last thing. Sure, gators can be dangerous.
But take a little guess how many people in Florida have
been attacked and killed by gators since official
recordkeeping began in 1948. Go ahead, guess.
A total of 218 attacks on humans by gators have
been recorded in Florida. Of those, seven resulted in
human death, according to the fish and game commis-
sion. I'd wager more gators than that are run down
along the Tamiami Trail in a week.
Hey, the Tamiami Trail. The stretch from Naples
to Miami is another favorite piece of road. I always like
to stop and visit a bit with one of the Tiger family when
I pass through. Real Indian kids indeed one of them
owns an advertising agency in Miami.
Watch those numbers
Glance over at the Coast Lines feature and notice
how many local boaters are being stopped by the Coast
Guard for improper numbers on their watercraft. "Im-
proper numbers?" I wondered. "What the heck does
It seems we're required to space the registration
numbers and letters properly. Oh yes, there's a right
way and wrong way to do this.
Coast Guard rules require a space the width of one
letter between the FL and the following four numbers.
Then, another space is required between the numbers
and the following letter or two.
So now you know. A Coastie told me it's all
spelled out on the back of our registration forms, but
to tell the truth, I've never read the back. Apparently,
judging from the number of stops reported, a lot of
other people haven't either.
So now you know.
See you next week.
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Snook season starts with a flurry
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook season has started with a vengeance, with
good reports of lots of small linesiders and a few big
ones being caught. Backwater action continues to fea-
ture redfish, and offshore angling is highlighted by
grouper and snapper catches in about 100 feet of wa-
John at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching snook.
Gary at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a load of mackerel, blue runners, two
3-pound jacks and, at night, some big snook and red-
Sue at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 200 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trips averaged 250 head of Key West grunts,
lane snapper, vermilion snapper and a 4-foot barracuda
and a 4-foot cobia, caught by a 7-year-old. Wow! The
nine-hour trips averaged 20 head of small black grou-
per, Key West grunts and porgies.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said grouper fishing
is good in the 90- to 110-foot depths. The full moon
brought out some excellent snapper fishing off the off-
shore reefs, Chris added, and there are lots of good re-
ports of big snook being caught.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said son-in-
law Lee Strain went wade fishing and caught his first-
ever snook. Congratulations, Lee! Other anglers are
catching reds and jacks in Palma Sola Bay, Carl said,
and bait is plentiful.
Pete at Cortez Bait & Tackle said the Neva-Miss
charter has been catching lots of red grouper on pinfish.
There are also still reports of tarpon hitting mullet on
the flats, and snook are being caught, too.
Capt Rick Gross said there are plenty of small
snook and a few larger ones out there, with limit
catches of redfish being brought in most trips.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's still catching a few
tarpon and lots of small sharks.
On my boat Magic we've found snook season to
have started off very well. Reds are still plentiful, with
upwards of 20 being caught most trips.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's bringing in some
nice-sized permit, some up to 10 pounds in size. Tom's
also finding lots of reds.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are good
linesider reports already this season, plenty of redfish,
mackerel off the fishing piers and good dolphin trolling
offshore. bottom fishing for grouper and snapper is fair.
At the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier there are
good reports of mackerel, mainly in the morning, with
silver spoons or white jigs as lures. Snapper are munch-
ing around the pilings at mostly slow tides, there are a
few small sharks and the catch of the week was a 34-
inch-long snook that was released.
Good luck and good fishing.
Red and happy
Two Maryland men were happy with this 24-inch
redfish caught in Sarasota Bay. Pictured, from right,
are Greg Brda, Capt. Rick Gross and Mike Blake.
COAST LINES, FROM PAGE 16
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a no-
tice of violation for having improperly spaced registra-
tion numbers on the vessel, not having a sound-produc-
ing device and not having a fire extinguisher.
Aug. 25, Boarding. A 67-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The operator received
a written warning for not having enough guards for the
exposed hazards and the general alarm could not be
heard over the vessel's generator.
Aug. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 18-foot power
boat near the Cortez Bridge. A Coast Guard boat re-
spondedand towed the vessel to safe moorings.
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Aug. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a stolen boat capsized off
Stump Pass. A Coast Guard helicopter and a commer-
cial salvage vessel responded. The boat was determined
to have been intentionally capsized.
Aug. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a white flare spotted off Big
Pass. A Coast Guard vessel responded and searched the
area but did not discover any boats in distress.
Aug. 27, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in the Manatee River. The operator received
a written warning for not having a throwable personal
flotation device on board.
Aug. 27, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
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a written warning for having improperly spaced regis-
tration numbers on the boat.
Aug. 27, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a notice of violation for not having the vessel's regis-
tration on board, having no life jackets, having an im-
properly charged fire extinguisher and having no navi-
gation lights after sunset. The vessel's voyage was ter-
minated due to the safety violations.
Aug. 28, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a red flare spotted near Egmont Key.
A Coast Guard vessel responded and searched the area but
did not discover any boats in distress.
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SEASIDE GARDENS ... elevated apartment steps to
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potential for future planning and growth. $149,000.
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and pristine nature, Mexican tile, seawalled. $329,900. #13518.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA Sunsets, white sand beach,
pool, tennis, security. $168,000. #13378.
GULFVIEW Elevator, extra storage, parking beneath. Tiffany
condo, rarely offered, 2BR/2BA. Offered at $185,000. #15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 2BR/2BA with lushly landscaped
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SPECTACULAR VIEWS of beach/Gulf. 3BR/3BA. Enclosed
balcony for added living area. Owner financing. Turkey fur-
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ANNA MARIA Canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built home. Seller
will entertain offers between $210,000 $240,000. #12760.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
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#14412. $349,000. Call Michael Advocate, eves. 778-0608 or Karin Stephan, eves. 388-1267.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 0 PAGE 19 IME
Jim Bunn, Realtor associate with Wedebrock Real
Estate Co., Longboat Key, was voted Communication
Committee chairperson for the Manatee County Board
of Realtors for 1997. Jim is also a member of Advo-
cates for Sound Water Management of Manatee
County and a former four-year member of the Mana-
tee County Tourist Development Council Board of
Prudential Florida Realty announced that the Anna
Maria Island Office's top lister was Karin Stephan and
top seller was Carol Heinze for the month of June.
Neal & Neal Realtors, Anna Maria Island office,
recognized Rose Schnoerr as its top producer and
Donna Moseley as its top lister for the month of July.
Arvida Realty Sales, Ltd. of Longboat Key and
Sarasota, announced that Joyce Huber was the firm's
leader in new contract volume, Micheal Granston was
new listing volume leader, and Mark Huber was the
closed contract volume leader for the month of July.
Susan Hollywood, Realtor, has joined Neal & Neal
Realtors at its Holmes Beach Office. Hollywood is a
consistent Million Dollar Producer.
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230 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,124
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on a 7,500 sf
lot, was sold 7/15/96, Smith & Hord to Hord for
90,000; list unknown.
2400 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a two-story 4-
plex of 720 sfla per unit, 2bed/1 bath each, built in 1973
on a 100x100 lot, was sold 7/17/96, Bettoni to Wheeler,
for $262,000; list $229-279,500.
2503 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 50x100 du-
plex lot, was sold 7/18/96, Haaksman to Robinson, for
$65,000; 3/31/95 sold $55,000; 5/1/91 sold $48,000; 5/
17/88 sold $36,500.
3008 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,120 sfla 2bed/lbath home built in 1940 on a 5,000 sf
lot, was sold 7/16/96, Webb to Adam, for $138,000; list
400 21st Place, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,400 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1956 on a 75x80 lot, was sold 7/16/96, Panzeri to
Schulz, for $140,000; list $149,000.
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homes reflect pride of ownership. Newer dock and
seawall. Ready for you to unlock the door and move
in. $289,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #13798
WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM with fabulous
ICW view. Deeded carport, large boat slip. Pool,
tennis. Desirable 2BR/2B 1st floor corner unit. West
Bay Pointe & Moorings. $178,500. Bob Burnett,
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex your
income. 2BR/2B and 2BR/1B. Gulf-side. Short walk
to beach. Zoned C2. $205,000. Adjacent lot also
available. Anne Miller, 792-6475. #15844
EXQUISITE 2BR/2B townhouse with den. End unit,
many upgrades. Tennis, biking. $129,900. Traute
Winsor, 727-7024. #13284
On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
SEASONAL Anna Maria Island Club. Lovely Gulf-front
unit. 2BR/2B, washer and dryer. Community pool and
Jacuzzi. Available Jan. and Feb. $3,000 monthly.
SEASONAL Sunbow Bay. On the bayside. 2BR/2B,
community pool and tennis. Available January through
March. $2,200 $2,400 monthly.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
509 56th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,025
sfla 2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1963 on a 6,960 sflot,
was sold 7/16/96, Goff to Shannon, for $113,000; list
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 305 Martinique
North, a 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 1971, was
sold 7/15/96, Decatur Development to Hood, for
$220,000; list unknown.
601 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 116 Gulf
Watch, an elevated 1,069 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1986, was sold 7/16/96, Hamlin to Fallon, for
$122,000; list $129,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. 1996, all rights reserved.
Professional Property Management
Prudential Florida Realty
Call Today for all your
Rental and Sales Needs:
S Analysis of rental property
Seasonal & annual rentals
(Sales) listing & selling
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Debbie Thrasher (941) 778-2055
& Connie Volts (800) 778-8448
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
SECLUDED ARTIST'S HIDEAWAY
This romantic 2 bedroom, 2 bath chalet-style water-
front retreat is tucked away in a secluded Anna Maria
neighborhood offering breathtaking views over Bimini
Bay. Amenities include soaring 25' beamed ceilings,
distinctive fireplace and deep water boat dock with
direct Gulf access. Priced at $315,000 including One
Year Homeowner's Warranty!
IMMACULATE ISLAND RESIDENCE
This beautifully maintained, custom built 2 bedroom, 2
bath contemporary offers a light and spacious floor
plan filled with space and light! Features include a
fabulous master suite with Jacuzzi and bay view, pan-
eled elevator and 16' vaulted ceilings with fans. Also
includes an intercom system and double car garage
with workshop and store room. Only $229,000 includ-
ing One Year Homeowner's Warranty!
CANALFRONT POOL HOME
This inviting 3 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront residence
offers a preferred split bedroom design with beautifully
tiled floors, ceiling fans, heated inground pool, boat
dock and sunny southerly exposure. Fully fenced and
beautifully landscaped. Only $299,000.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3500
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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RATTAN GLASS TOP dinette table and 4 chairs.
$50. Call 778-3663.
LADIES RING blue topaz and amethyst with dia-
monds. $300. Call 779-2004.
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING and frame. Kingsize.
Woodward Collection Premier Baron. Only 3 years
old, excellent condition. Cost $1,600 new, asking
$375 OBO. 387-0299.
COMPUTER LAPTOP Apple Powerbook 520. 12/
160 modem, grayscale, System 7.5. $700. 778-
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
AUCTION Fri., Sept. 6 and Tue., Sept. 10, 7 pm. Dolls,
collectibles, jewelry, electronics, toys, lamps, carpets.
New merchandise truckload of bargains. Fish dinner by
Tom Hannah. West Bradenton Flea Market and Auc-
tion, 9516 Cortez Road West. We buy, sell, consign. In-
formation 792-5347. AU2013. AB1264.
"We Cover The Island"
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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 9/. -778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Anna Maria Canalfront Home By Owner
MOVING SALE Sat., Sept. 7, 9 12. Lots of stuff.
Stereo cabinet, stair stepper, clothes sz. small,
kids stuff and much more. 214 Sycamore Ave.,
OPENS SEPTEMBER 9. Indoor air-conditioned flea
market. New, used, antique, collectibles, much much
more. Open daily. Dealer spaces for rent. When not
there, we collect the money for you. Mt. Vernon
Plaza, 9516 Cortez Road West. Information 792-
5347. We buy, sell, consign.
FOUND: SMALL CONURE in the parking lot of the
Island Shopping Center. For information please call
The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
THANK YOU ST. JUDE for intercessions with Sacred
Heart of Jesus. For your request say the following 9
times for nine days and promise publication: "May the
Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and
preserved throughout the world, now and forever.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for me."
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is MARKED DOWN at The Is-
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pages of information everything you need to know
to enjoy the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, dis-
counted 33% only at the newspaper office. You pay
only $10 plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.
WANTED TO BUY: The best Chevy S10 or similar
truck that $5,000 cash will buy. Call 778-1592.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 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.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
NOW HIRING Meat cutters, deli clerk and cashier.
Full and part-time work available. Gallagher's Market,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS Time for a change?
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has openings for their
Island offices. Highest commission splits paid, sup-
port staff, signing bonus, listings & sales referrals -
we will help you make the move. Call Jim Layfield,
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Get involved with the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. WE NEED YOUI Call Cathi O'Bannon at
778-4198 if you can give a few hours of community
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
FIND HELP every week in The Islander Bystander.
A Shell's Throw From the Beach...
2BP/2BA condo fully updated and decorated. Light,
bright, open floor plan with ceramic tile. Enjoy cul-
de-sac location with tropical landscaping and pool.
$119,900. Call Diana Kaeding / Realtor* Owner
(941) 388-4474, eves. 383-3053, fax (941) 383-1739
ROYAL PALM REALTY
I Iclnrin Dfcarli
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICEl THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
Newly listed two bedroom, two bath home situated on two lovely
lots with 134 ft. street frontage & steps to Tampa Bay. Beautiful
wood beamed ceilings & lots of windows compliment the spa-
cious living area & open floor plan. New carpeting & vinyl floor-
ing. Roof recently resurfaced & an unobstructed view of Anna
Maria Basin. Call Marie Franklin. Asking $175,000.
MAE UC F ESTATE
'F"" RR ALTY
"We ARE I Islad.'
*iO .O ulo0. -PO Bo83S Anmu Mr. FbIn 3421
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
GREAT BUILDING LOT!
Super building lot near the Bay in Anna Maria City. Lovely neigh-
borhood of executive homes. Don't miss this great opportunity
to own a piece of the Island. Priced to sell atjust $82,500.
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9*701t Ollv. PO0Box 717.Ara. Mai.. R .3421
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living
area with vaulted ceilings and master bed-
room suite on the 3rd floor. Offered at
Doug Dowling Realty
kICe a 161 1 l W UDRA I A S -1 I S kA1:0 : 17 AA I Ar
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open
and airy, great room/living room with wood burning fire-
place and oak floors. Master suite has his and her walk-in
closets and whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened
deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock with electric and
water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and storage
under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
Asking $329,000 Please call 778-0217.
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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-
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
TNT CLEANING SERVICES It's dynamite. Reason-
able rates. Condos, moving in or out, residential. I do
it all with upstate New York experience. Call Teena
GENERAL CLEANING & REPAIRS Apartments,
condos, homes, rentals. Weekly, monthly, hourly or
one time. Dependable Island residents. Trustworthy,
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 778-
EXPERIENCED CNA AVAILABLE for a variety of
duties. Cleaning, doctor appointments, shopping,
private care, errands. Call Robert for appointment.
DOLPHIN DAY CARE & PRESCHOOL where learn-
ing is fun and educational. Places available for 2
years thru 5 years. Come by and check us out.
DOLPHIN DAY CARE & PRESCHOOL Our infant
and toddler groups are opening soon. Call or come
by for information. Call 778-2967.
BABYSITTER EXPERIENCED child/elderly
caregiver. CPR/first aid certified. Available nights,
weekends. Local references. Call after 6 pm. 778-
1630 (business/home). $4 hour.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
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.
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.
VAN-GO PAINTING ResidentialCommercial, 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.
JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 20 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
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SRules in effect for Manatee County:
S> Lawn and landscape watering limited to two days a week.
>- Addresses ending in even numbers (or A- M):Tues& Sat
* > Addresses ending in odd numbers (orN-Z): Wed & Sun. *
>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Irriga-
* tion with treated waste water allowed any time.)
> Car owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as
They use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
S> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors allowed for
Sten minutes daily.
* > Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, permitted any *
* Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water *
* Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: (800) 423-1476.
"WALK WITH ME..."
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When buying or
I can make your
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CALL ONE OF OUR ISLAND PROFESSIONALS TODAY!
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL
Bridgeport direct Intracoastal waterway
unit with fabulous views. 2BR/2BA, cov-
ered parking. Excellent rental potential.
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778-1382 after hours
from this Bayfront Intracoastal Waterway
end unit condo with new carpet, tile
floors, 2 screened balconies, covered
parking and boat dock available. Low
maintenance fees! $124,900.
Elevated island home on prime beach
with elevator, garage, lots of storage,
2BR/3BA and open porch area. Excellent
rental potential! $240,000.
Best priced duplex on Island. In quiet neighbor-
hood less than one block to great beach. East
side seasonal rental. West side unfurnished
annual rental. Call Ed Oliveira. $129,900.
1BR/1BA fumished waterview. Ground floor
unit Amenities include swimming pool and ten-
nis courts. Call Bob Wolter days at 794-2246,
Unit with greatview of the Intracoastal. 2BR/2BA
with loft Includes 2 porches, covered parking
and boat dock. Only one block to the beach.
Offered at $129,900. Call Ed Oliveira for details.
Weeded 100 x 100 lot north of Manatee
Ave. with short walk to beach, zoned single
or duplex. Offered at $85,000. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.
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d Commercial Residential Free Estimates
andi Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
77813 AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
L. & 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
SWater Heaters 'Drain Cleaning -Disposals *Remodeling
JOHN DAVIS Beeper 569-9052
Licensed & Insured CFC056844
MULCH STONE SHELL
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION
EN DECKS & MORE
CARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
LOCKSMIIT PJazIvrwv6 1
Gary F. Deffenbaugh by
Licen.ed-Bonded-InsureCd .EYa7iie J9felma A
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
REKEYINSTInterior & Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Serv:-e Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Sine 986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594 ASs 778-5594 778-3468
CALL US TODAY
FOR AN APPOINTMENT!
5804 Marina Dr.
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
SAT *8AM -4PM
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ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction. Is-
land and Mainland. References. CGC012191. 747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
SEAWALLS LIFTS DOCKS
License #MC00105. Fully insured. Doug Hugenberg
Marine Construction, Inc. Free estimates. Quality
work. Call Doug at 792-5685.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARPET, VINYL, CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed and
repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guaran-
teed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381 or
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave
I DON'T START OUT working for friends. It just ends
up that way. Complete remodeling, insured, refer-
ences. Pete Mulder Construction. 778-1825.
Fully furnished beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot
and parking. $275 per week, includes phone and
STEPS TO BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer. $625 mo. Call 778-1345.
SUNRISE/SUNSETS on the bay. Large 2BR/2BA, one
level home. View of Skyway Bridge from large, en-
closed porch. Seasonal: monthly/weekly. 778-0340.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. 211
South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
GULFVIEW SENSATIONAL French country premier
home. 4BR/3BA, turret, quiet, best neighborhood.
September- December. $1,950 mo. 107 Beach Ave.
Call 778-2206 or 794-8202.
SEASONAL RENTALS Sun Plaza, Martinique,
Sandy Point, River Oaks. Call T. Dolly Young, Real-
tor 778-0766 or 778-5427. The Prudential Florida
LOVELY FURNISHED 2BR Anna Maria Gulffront
apartment. Weekly, vacation, seasonal. Porch and
sundeck. No pets. 778-3143.
MONTHLY OR SEASONAL 3BR/2.5BA Key West
style executive home with Gulfview and large great
room. $2,600 mo. 108 72nd St., Holmes Beach. For
information or to view call (941) 778-1880 (Coconuts
WATERFRONT HOME 3BR/2BA. Oct. Apr. (3
month minimum). Beautiful view of Skyway Bridge.
(941) 984-1764 or if no answer (941) 778-4707.
VACATION RENTAL Adorable cottage near beach,
bay and fishing pier. Washer, dryer, 2BR/1BA. Avail-
able weekly, monthly, Sept. Dec. 1996 and begin-
ning Apr. 1997. Call (813) 874-0973.
DUPLEX WATERFRONT. Bradenton Beach, view
of Intracoastal, dock & davits, walk to beach. Two
bedrooms, carport, w/d, storage. $750 mo. annual.
PERICO BAY CLUB annaul unfurnished 2BR/2BA
with garage. $950 mo. Call Island Real Estate,
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA duplex with garage and
carport. New carpet, great location. Call Island Real
ANNUAL DUPLEX 3BR/2BA, central heat/air,
washer/dryer hook-up. Near beach, fenced yard,
sundeck. Some pets. Available now. References,
deposits required. $795 mo. Call 778-7431.
2BR/1BA HOLMES BEACH apartment. Gulfside,
central air/heat, washer/dryer. Pets OK. $625 mo.
plus utilities and security. Call 7792059.
RENTAL. WANTED Professional writer relocating
with Tropicana seeks 3BR/2.5BA split plan home
with garage for annual lease, lease option or
housesitting by Oct. 1 or Nov. 1. Must accommodate
two declawed cats. Prefer walk to beach, screened
porch, pool, deep water with dock. Current property
owner with excellent personal and credit references.
Reply to 387-8050.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT on Anna Maria
Island. Approximately 1,340 sq. ft. Excellent location,
great visibility. Call Smith REALTORS at 778-0777.
EFFICIENCIES FROM $140 WK for one person from
$175 wk. for two. Excellent off season vacation and
temporary relocation rates until Dec. 15, 1996. Haley's
Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-5405.
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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 Blvd.
TRAILER 30 x 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
THE PERICO BAY SPECIALISTS Sales and rentals.
Call anytime, 778-6066. Island Real Estate of Anna
Maria Island, Inc.
NORTH HOLMES BEACH 4 or 5 bedroom, 3 bath
house, zoned duplex. Dock, new kitchen and appli-
ances. $189,000. Call 795-0413.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA condo on Palma
Sola Bay. Deep water canal, dock & davits, seawall,
2 pools, clubhouse, tennis. $159,900. (941) 792-
7122 for appointment.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE first-level townhouse with
large, screened lanai with steps leading to pool and
garden area. Two master suites, spacious living and
dining area. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Es-
PERICO BAY CLUB lakefront villa reduced! 2BR/
2BA, lanai and deck area. Now only $128,900. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
INCREDIBLE OPEN BAYVIEW! Incredible price!
Anna Maria 3BR house. $299,000. Call Christine
Shaw, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced for quick sale. $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for
WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA condo overlooking land-
scaped pool and Tampa Bay. New kitchen, freshly
decorated, second-floor end unit. $133,500. Call
DEEP CANAL like new 2BR/2BA with cathedral ceil-
ings, skylights, tiled foyer, screened patio, many ex-
tras. 40' boat slip only minutes to open bay.
Smuggler's Landing behind Seafood Shack. Offered
at $125,000. Call Mike Migone or Jim Bunn at
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543 days, 751-
0715 eves. or (800) 335-5543.
FORMER MODEL 3BR/2BA completely furnished
end unit. 40' dock space only yards from bay. Com-
plex offers pool, clubhouse and tennis. Offered at
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hS3 PAGE 24 E SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
WHO SAID THAT?
BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Labor Party, in
8 Not as outgoing
19 Upper jaw
20 Somnolent state
21 Filmdom's Peter
22 "Nobody wants
24 New version
25 Passeport datum
26 Kitchen finish
29 Let go
30 "Vote early and
35 More divine
38 Work unit
44 It's said to be not
as lovely as a
47 Grayish green
50 "By the time
we've made it,
we've had it"
54 British parent,
55 Open school grp.
S W -
59 Walk like a
61 Honda rival
64 Out of port
66 Get but good
67 Word with ticket
68 "1 used to be
Snow White, but
71 Ring contents?
75 Act of law
78 Suffix with
79 Ho ChiMinh
80 Bill in the till
83 Social worker?
next to Scorpius
85 "It's not easy
89 Start of a vol. 1
92 Some promos
96 Georgia, once:
101 "Start every day
off with a smile
and get it over
04 Quite a nose
07 Kind of kick
10 Song syllables
11 Curator's degree
14 Be pregnant
16 "If I were
would I be
22 Broke out
23 Treeless tract
1 Govt. agent
2 Ring to wear
3 Midyear, e.g.
5 Years ago, years
7 Dentist's target
8 Angel's wish
9 Nautical rope
11 Prefix with
13 "Every time a
I die a little"
14 Bothered, with
15 Iman, at birth
17 Sommer of film
18 It's done
20 One of TV's
23 Indy 500
30 Actor McCowen
31 Wheels for
32 Handy to
34 Light cotton
35 Foxes, e.g.
36 Fire -
37 "You'd be
much it costs to
look this cheap"
39 Bribed, so to
41 "Everything you
see I owe to
42 In an
43 Talented one
45 House support
46 Do lawn work
48 Adlai's 1956
64 Some wedding
65 Diamond stats
67 The way of the
70 Track event
75 W.W. I1
76 "Wit is educated
81 Detecting ability
82 Elbe tributary
87 Mild oath
88 Peaty areas
91 Roof type
97 Workout garb
98 Popular product
99 1948 Oscar
102 Bakery offering
103 Cartesian words
104 Drinks: Abbr.
105 Kind of poll
106 Place for a vault
109 Fleming villain
111 Early feminist
119 Tax consultant,
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DEEP WATER CANAL $249,900. Key
Royale 3BR/2BA home on canal. New kitchen,
driveway, recently landscaped w/sprinkler sys-
tem. Boat lift & no bridges to Bay. Call Mary Ann
GULFFRONT COMPLEX $169,000. Park
under the building With an ele.alor 28R/2"A
Iansi with gas grill Complex has 20 x 60 pool
Farilal Gull ;ivew Call D,.k Maher or Dave Jones
TERRIFIC ISLAND VALUE $89,500 Sun
u bo Bea '.6Rr/.BA co.ered parking el.I.al:.r
t PC,-,l Ier,r,,s ClIue 10 t' each sr hop:p(rig Call Lu
I Rhoden 77?-."92
WIDE CANAL 3BR/2BA HOME $224,000
2,400 square feet split bedroom, fireplace, huge
glass-enclosed family room. Secluded Island lo-
cation. Rare opportunity. Call Rose Schnoerr
SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUM $165,000
Immaculate extra large 4 bedroom, 3 bath.
heated pool, waterfront. bayou lake. lots of pn-
vacy, wilh boal dock possible Call Rose
GULFVIEW FOR ONLY $83,000 ';ii.',. cl
Gull Ilr.m e.er, iridoA This r,,\i partled
one Ledr ,orr, one ,.aih urnit ra ca rl ,rl ric ,A
AIC .* relrigeralc'r Gi n- a ljr- ii capll iyl 1'A.
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KEY ROYALE BEST BUY $219,000 Well
maintained 2BR/2BA home on 70 ft. wide canal.
Remodeled kitchen, open floor plan overlooks
caged pool. New kitchen. Sprinkler system. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.
PANORAMIC WATER VIEW $139,900
Wacl'h sail tbcais go I Fat.,ulOuS sunr'rm'ron
rise healed pool eririi court large beaui-
full, larnddcaped gree-n beli Call eBo.,
Cra.3e' 77.. 1.:
SAN REMO SHORES $289,000 Tr,, c.ar nl
r,:,,T. mruil be e r, ;-'F ,'BA par,,r ie.
d e,-: ,rund c3. d ..1r,e.aei: t uj l S ;pa Lard.
-,.peJr a,:.: r, iIlie.r -d S, MAr iv' E -i 4,'
a'll b ct or LuJ RhT.:,3er 77 .-r,':'
ANNA MARIA ISLAND $199,000. 3BR/
2BA waterfront home in Anna Maria City, on cul-
de-sac in nice residential area. Boat dock and
waterfront deck, lush waterview. Call Helen
I I I' _
TURNKEY FURNISHED CONDO $109,500
.BR/il E1 A o.erlo:.oi. rg healed pool Close to
g-.rjgeous t.eacih hr, ppr,g E, .ellert seasonal '
or arnualrerl ren ,l hr GuIltri CCrTple< Call Helen
SPrACe 77F6r .6 V1
SPACE FOR VISITORS $110,000 ei..
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