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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 12, 1996
Anna Maria drainage projects raising eyebrows
By Frank Cunningham
There's no question that Anna Maria has drainage
problems and the city is attempting to alleviate them.
But residents have contacted The Islander Bystander
with serious questions as to the methods the city is
using to attain its goals.
Consider: Harlan Sunquist of Sun Construction,
Inc., is presently working on two drainage projects at
the Humpback Bridge on North Bay Boulevard, the
Crescent Street Bridge and at Magnolia Avenue. The
city did not seek competitive bids, according to the
complaint received by the newspaper.
But Public Works Director Phil Charnock said,
"The state statute exempts projects under $125,000
from competitive bidding." Anna Maria's ordinances
are silent as to competitive bidding.
Charnock said, "All I am required to do is submit the
projects to the city commission for approval, which I did."
A review of the minutes of town commission meet-
ings for the past two years shows no specific authori-
zations, but only the passage of budget ordinances
which include various projects.
Sunquist became a member of the Capital Im-
provement Committee on April 12 and then resigned a
few months later after the committee recommended the
projects, according to the city clerk.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said, "These are merely
maintenance projects which require no bidding." City
Commissioner George McKay said he would like to
see "more variety in contractors but the bidding process
is time-consuming and costly."
In 1995, the city embarked on a $500,000, five-
year drainage plan after the Southwest Florida Water
Management District did a pilot study on Anna Maria's
flooding problems. The study is a model for other west
coast communities with similar problems.
PLEASE SEE DRAINAGE, NEXT PAGE
Firefighter back from fighting wild western fires
By Pat Copeland
What makes a person give up vacation time and ac-
cept government pay to travel far from home to face 111-
degree heat, raging wild fires, rigorous mountain hikes in
full firefighter gear and swarms of angry yellow jackets?
"I like a challenge," Anna Maria Firefighter
Larry Revell responded, smiling. "I like doing things
most people don't want to do. It keeps me aware of
my limitations, and I can really put myself to the
test. It keeps me focused."
Revell, along with Larry Smith, a forest ranger with
the Florida Division of Forestry, and Damon Williams of
the Nokomis Fire Department, recently spent two weeks
in California fighting fires in three locations.
The trio departed from the Sarasota/Bradenton In-
ternational Airport on Aug. 13 and flew to the east
coast staging area in Knoxville, Tenn.
"We were issued our equipment and loaded our
charter plane ourselves," Revell recalled. "We were
packed like sardines in the plane. We flew to Fresno,
Calif., and were bused to the staging area at Madeira,
Calif., for our assignments."
The trio became part of a 19-person Florida crew.
Their first assignment was in the Kaweah Fire in Se-
quoia National Forest, home to the giant sequoias, the
largest living things on earth. The largest of these is the
275-foot General Sherman, which weighs an estimated
1,385 tons and is between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
"The fire was started by a car's catalytic converter
while the car was parked on dry, brown grass," Revell
explained. "The fire burned over 4,500 acres and we
worked 24 hours straight, wearing head lamps. The
temperature was 111 degrees. It was really dry and
there was no shade."
From there the crew traveled to Banning, Calif., to
a fire burning over 500 acres. The third fire was in the
Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, Ca-
lif. which raged from 200 to 4,000 acres overnight.
Authorities suspected arson in both cases, Revell said.
Both accommodations and working conditions
were interesting, he noted.
"We slept in sleeping bags on the ground. There was
a food tent and showers, but we had to wait in line. The
heat was really bad and we had to acclimate ourselves to
the heat and dryness and drink a lot of water."
In addition, firefighters often had to hike for half a day
to reach a fire and carry all their drinking water with them.
Other problems were battling fatigue, heat exhaustion,
swarms of yellow jackets, poison oak and leg cramps.
"The forest service uses the incident command
system, which is quasi-military," Revell said. "Some-
one else has control over your life. You have to be pa-
tient, flexible and develop good working relationships,
because you never know what you're going to be do-
ing from one minute to the next."
Volunteer crews worked beside firefighters from
the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the U.S.
Forest Service, the California Division of Forestry and
the California Department of Corrections.
"In California, they train volunteers from the pris-
ons to fight fires," Revell explained. "They were
trained as the highest class of firefighters and went to
the worst areas of the fire. They got air conditioned
tents, private showers and were flown to the fire sites."
Revell, who fought wild fires in Montana in 1994,
said the terrain was much different. California was
A helicopter dumps its
load of water on the fire
behind Anna Maria
Firefighter Larry Revell,
one of a 19-member
crew ofFloridians who
journeyed to California
to help fight wildfires
that have ravaged the
area. The Florida
256 hours of work to the
cause. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Lanrry Revell
steeper, rocky, dryer and had little cover. Montana had
lots of pine trees and light fuel for fires.
The tired but satisfied Florida crew returned home
Aug. 29 after volunteering 256 hours of work.
"I like being a resource to others." Revell con-
cluded. "It's great to see how people and resources
come together and become part of a big system in or-
der to take care of a problem. But there are times dur-
ing the two weeks that you say you'll never do it
again," he added with a grin.
Despite a setback after successful surgery to
remove a cancerous tumor on his lung, Bradenton
Beach Councilman Dick Suhre is improving in
Blake Medical Center.
Doctors successfully removed the tumor and
Suhre, 64, was moved from intensive care to a regu-
lar room, according to Suhre's wife, Eileen. But an
infection set in, then pneumonia, and his condition
worsened over the weekend to the point where he
was moved back to intensive care Sunday night.
A change in medications brought about a
quick improvement in Suhre's condition, and he
was moved back to a regular room Monday.
"Dick and I thank everyone for their calls
and cards," Mrs. Suhre said. "Dick is looking
forward to thanking everyone personally for
their thoughts and prayers."
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pin io ns ................................... ................... 6
Those Were the Days ................................... 7
Stir-it-up ........................ .................... 10
HURRICANE SECTION.............................. 12
Streetlife ....................... .................... 18
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 20
Crossword puzzle....... ................. 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
IE PAGE 2 K SEPTEMBER 12, 1996 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Lawyers to untangle Cortez fire dispute
By Jim Hanson
The lawyers have it.
An often acrimonious discussion about who owns
the old Cortez fire station and what to do with it ended
with agreement to let lawyers work it out.
The quarrel at one point seemed to have more to do
with Dr. Mary Fulford Green than with the station.
So heavy was the going that the theft of money
from the Cortez Volunteer Fire Department by a former
employee rated only a brief report that repayment is
being made and no criminal charges are planned.
The Anna Maria Volunteer Fire and Rescue De-
partment, which merged with the Cortez department
years ago, aired the matter at a meeting at the
Bradenton Beach volunteer station last Wednesday
The volunteer organizations are separate organiza-
tions that work with the Anna Maria Island Fire Con-
trol District. The control district has its own elected
The Cortez station has housed a fire engine since
the merger but otherwise has been little used. The de-
partment months ago moved to dissolve itself and give
its assets to the Fishermen's Institute for Saltwater
Heritage, a Cortez nonprofit organization. But the
Cortez unit already had been involuntarily dissolved by
the state when it failed to keep up its paperwork.
That's when questions arose over ownership.
FISH director Sheila Mora said her organization
had accepted but that the Anna Maria volunteers had
reneged on its offer to turn over the station. Now, she
said, her research casts doubt on whether a merger of
the departments ever legally took place.
Jane Maddox, president of the Anna Maria volun-
teers, said the question was whether FISH would lease
the building for $1 a year and leave her group with
ownership and FISH with responsibility for the build-
Mora said she had the original charter and it called
for the station to be used for public purposes, includ-
ing fire protection. Maddox said the real original char-
ter limited Cortez volunteers to "upstanding white
males," did Mora's charter have that? No, Mora said.
So it must be a subsequent version, Maddox indicated.
Karen Bell, Cortez native and an executive of the
historic fishing village's only surviving fish house,
A.P. Bell Co., said she is "more and more aggravated"
with the situation.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
One caller, who did not wish to be identified, said
the overall $500,000 project should be competitively
bid as one major project, and not treated as separate
"The city is following the letter of the law by not
asking for bids under $125,000, but certainly not the
spirit of the law," was the reaction of an attorney con-
tacted by the newspaper.
Another question raised by citizens is whether
permits are required from Swiftmud.
Charnock said, "These are exempt from permitting
since there is no new construction."
Swiftmud engineer Tim Harrison agreed that no
permits are required for routine maintenance but
new outfalls and pipes are under construction at two
sites. Drainage into the bay inlet at Lake LaVista along-
side the Humpback Bridge does not appear on the 1995
"existing conditions" map prepared by Swiftmud.
Likewise for pipes and a drain into Lake LaVista cross-
ing the Pepka property at the Crescent Bridge.
Shumard was contacted Saturday during installa-
tion of new drainage pipes on Crescent. He first
claimed the work was maintenance but admitted
"they're just adding on [to the existing stormwater sys-
When asked if the city needed a permit to break
through the seawall for an outfall into Lake LaVista,
Shumard said, "They've already broken through the sea-
At first glance the fire protection business for
Anna Maria Island and Cortez seems confused, but
Chief Andy Price can quickly deconfuse things.
The confusion stems from the overlap of the
full-time, paid firefighters and the volunteers of the
Anna Maria Fire Control District and the Anna
Maria Fire and Rescue Volunteers Inc.
They're different outfits, but they're not.
As Chief Price explains it:
In the early 1940s, the Bradenton Beach Volun-
teer Fire Department was incorporated, first on the
Island. In the late '40s the Island-wide Anna Maria
volunteer department was organized.
In 1951 the state created the Anna Maria Island
Fire Control District as a governing body encom-
passing all volunteer departments, mainly to pro-
vide a method for taxation to finance fire protection
which until then had to get along as best it could.
In the 1960s the Florida Legislature included
Cortez in the Anna Maria district, and in 1988 all
"It's our building," Bell said. "Cortez people built
it for Cortez. Now you decide you want it when your
attorney says it's worth $110,000? Why do you think
you can take that building?"
Anna Maria volunteer treasurer Susan Longo said,
"The original intent was to let the people have it. Then
Mary (Fulford Green) said we were illegal, and some
more things, and we asked the attorney to do a title
Dr. Green has been pressing to use the building as
a community center, particularly to house the after-
school child care program which she directs.
Bruce McKenzie, longtime Anna Maria volunteer,
said, "Anna Maria volunteers have kept that station
going for years. The attorney asked us if we need to put
a truck in Cortez in the future, do we spend $110,000
to replace it?
"Mary is the self-appointed mayor of Cortez. She
has called us liars and more. I'm getting so whatever
she's for, I'm against."
Jeri Culbreath strongly demurred. "Mary is not
Cortez, she's just one person."
President Maddox gaveled for order and threatened
were incorporated into one. But volunteer depart-
ments in the district maintained their own entities.
Now the volunteer departments own the build-
ings they built in Cortez and Bradenton Beach and
the district owns the firefighting equipment oper-
ated by the volunteers.
Stations later were built in Holmes Beach and
at 100th Street and Cortez Road, and they are
manned around the clock by paid firefighters.
The paid firefighters respond first to emer-
gency calls, and volunteers are alerted by pagers
and respond to their station or directly to the site.
Asked to compare his department with the
nearest island department, Longboat Key, Price
said his 45 volunteers and 17 paid personnel cover
21 square miles of territory while Longboat Key's
35 paid employees cover four square miles.
As for costs, the Longboat Key department's
budget for the next fiscal year is set at just under
$2.4 million, Anna Maria's $1.1 million.
to adjourn the meeting if she didn't get it.
Both sides agreed to turn over documents to each
other and have lawyers for both sides sort it out. Dye,
Scott, Prather & Petruff represents the Anna Maria
volunteers, while FISH has called upon Ray Thompson
Maddox told the volunteers that a former col-
league, Claude "Tony" Bailey, had given the depart-
ment certified checks for $7,600 and still owes
$2,053.72 in Cortez department funds. Now chief of
the Parrish Fire Control District, Bailey has admitted
taking $3,600 in the early 1990s while a paid employee
of the Anna Maria department.
He disputes about $6,000 in volunteer claims, say-
ing those were legitimate expenditures for volunteer
business, said treasurer Longo. He has been given un-
til 5 p.m. Dec. 31 either to make up the total amount or
present proof of legitimate items, she said. Until then,
his repayment checks will be held in escrow.
Meanwhile, Maddox said, the volunteers won't
press charges. And the Parrish fire commissioners have
voted to keep Bailey on as chief, saying he has done an
Drainage pipes were
installed across the Pepka
property on Crescent Drive
and a new outfall was
created, draining directly
into Lake LaVistafrom their
seawall. A mangrove tree
was cut away in the process
by workers. Mayor Chuck
Shumard was contacted
Saturday during installation
and claimed the work was
maintenance but later
adding on [to the existing
Islander Photos: Bonner
wall." He referred again to a letter from Swiftmud allow-
ing maintenance of drainage systems without permits.
Since the city does not have a contract with
Sunquist and pays him based on proposals he submits,
another question is raised as to liability if a worker or
citizen is injured.
Charnock was asked for copies of proposals and
invoices and any contracts that exist for the drainage
projects. He said, "I don't consider them public record
until the contract is completed," referring our inquiry
to the city clerk.
Lastly, citizens in Anna Maria are raising eyebrows
as to what state or federal funding is available for on-
going and future projects and can the city be reim-
Commissioner Robert McElheny said state block
grants up to $500,000 are available for municipal infra-
structure needs and the city will be working with a
grant consultant to obtain them.
... and here's how the volunteer/paid
firefighter situation shakes out
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E SEPTEMBER 12, 1996 0 PAGE 3 ImD
Tree trimming causes seven-hour power outage
By Frank Cunningam
Australian pines already had a bad name because
of a pervasive root system and susceptibility to uproot-
ing in storms. But residents on Gladiolus Street in Anna
Maria had more than exotic names for both tree-cutter
Ivory Lilly of Holmes Beach and the pine tree Lilly
sawed when it toppled onto a power line Sunday after-
noon, causing a seven-hour power outage.
Gladiolus resident Gary Deffenbaugh said he was
at his computer about 2 p.m. Sunday when the power
went out. Deffenbaugh said a tree broke a pole and two
transformers and blacked out the entire street. "I don't
know if there's any damage to my computer,"
Deffenbaugh said. "I'll check my freezer today to see
if I have any damaged food."
Deffenbaugh said he checked with the city and
Lilly's insurance has lapsed. "If I have any claims I'll
make them with the city. I don't like the city hiring
people without insurance," Deffenbaugh said.
Lilly made a $2,500 phone proposal to the city of
Anna Maria to remove three pines and grind the stumps
from a city walkway adjacent to 244 Gladiolus. A sec-
ond quote was received by the city from Brewer Tree
Service for $2,800. Lilly was given the go-ahead to do
the work based on the low bid by Public Works Direc-
tor Phil Charnock.
Deffenbaugh said he was concerned about his neigh-
bor, Dione Corcoran, who has a heart condition and was
gasping for air during the outage. Deffenbaugh said the
Corcoran's wisely left in their air-conditioned car until
Florida Power and Light restored power at 9 p.m.
Anna Maria City
9/12, 7 p.m., Special council meeting
9/17, 7 p.m., Final budget public hearing
9/19, 7 p.m., Council meeting
9/12, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
9/12, 7 p.m., Planning commission public
hearing on comprehensive plan amendments
9/17, 7 p.m., Second public hearing on the
budget followed by council meeting
9/19, 2 p.m., Charter review commission
9/11, 10 a.m., Citizens' Advisory Committee
to the Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion, Anna Maria City Hall.
* 9/16, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
* 9/16, 7 p.m., Fire assessment appeals hearing,
Fire Station #1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
9/18, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Bradenton Beach City hall.
By Jim Hanson
If beauty is skin-deep while ugly goes all the way
to the bone, beach beauty is fragile and a polluting ug-
liness is forever.
A Styrofoam cup hangs around for 50 years before
it breaks up into harmless components. A plastic bottle
takes 450 years to disintegrate, monofilament fishing
line 600 years, a six-pack ring up to 400 years.
It isn't just the ugly of them, it's the torture and
death they can and so often do bring to the living crea-
tures of the sea.
Plastic is the worst, and cigarette filters are the
worst of the plastics because they're so numerous.
Birds and fish mistake them for food, eat them and die.
Plastic bags look like jellyfish to dolphins and turtles,
who also eat and die.
A truly horrible offender is fishing line. Some 50
million American fishers go on nearly 500 million fish-
ing trips a year, and if they snag or cut loose a single
yard of line per trip there's enough monofilament line
out there in the wild to wrap'the world six times.
Mono line causes 95 percent of all injuries to pelicans
in our area, says Pelican Man Dale Shields, and waders
such as herons tangle in line and starve or drown. On more
delicate egrets, the fishing line cuts their legs off.
Much of this pollution can be slowed, if not elimi-
nated, by volunteers from the Island and elsewhere at the
annual Coastal Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Sept 21. People from all parts of the Island and mainland
will spend the morning picking up debris and garbage
from the beaches to be hauled to where it belongs.
"This cleanup is not about trash, but about the need
for a clean ocean," said Ingrid McClelland, who is coor-
dinating the cleanup for Keep Manatee Beautiful.
It will be part of the larger annual effort in which 42
states and territories and more than 70 other countries are
involved, she said. Last year 22,528 volunteers took
424,000 pounds of debris from 1,573 miles of Florida
coastline. In Manatee County, 461 volunteers cleaned
13,392 pounds of garbage from 41 miles of beach,
much of it on Anna Maria Island.
Coordinating the effort on the Island this year are
Rosetta Huffstutler, who will head the Bradenton
Beach "command post" at the Beach House restaurant
parking lot; Joe Vona, Anna Maria City Hall; Ron
Robinson, in charge of the Holmes Beach headquarters
at the Kingfish boat ramp on the Palma Sola Causeway.
Volunteers should register with McClelland at 795-
8272 so she can make assignments and coordinate the
Manatee County-wide program. Or they can contact their
local coordinator, or just show up at 8:45 a.m. on cleanup
day at the "command post" of their choice. Trash bags and
other cleaning paraphernalia will be furnished.
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I-j PAGE 4 a SEPTEMBER 12, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Lowest taxes in 6 years in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach residents will see a property tax
reduction next year in fact, the city's property tax
rate is the lowest city tax rate since fiscal year 1990-91.
That's the decision by Bradenton Beach City
Council members as they enter into the final public
hearing and formal ratification of the 1996-97 city bud-
get. Final decision on the budget will be made during
a public hearing Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in city hall.
Much of the reason behind the no-tax-increase
budget is due to the one-cent sales tax revenue the city
will receive about $130,000 for next year. The funds
may be used for capital projects only, according to the
county ordinance establishing the five-year tax plan.
Bradenton Beach officials have tentatively pro-
posed using some of the sales tax money for a new
police car and lease payments of five others, street pav-
ing, improvements to city hall and the city garage,
storm blinds for the Tingley Memorial Library, fund-
ing to the Anna Maria Island Community Center and
storm drain repair at Second Street North.
Councilman John Kaufmann, budget chair, said
this is the second year the city has received funds from
the penny sales tax increase. To date, the city has re-
ceived more than $250,000 and has saved more than 80
percent of the revenue about $203,300.
The proposed budget for the next fiscal year is
$1.416 million, up from $1.356 million for 1996-96.
The millage, or property tax, assessed residents for city
purposes as proposed by council will be 2.5954. A mill
is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of property less
any homestead exemption.
"First thing we did was set some goals for ourselves,"
Kaufmann said of the council budget process. "Our first
goal was to maintain or increase our current level of ser-
vice. Second was to identify area needs. We also wanted
to produce some realistic revenue and expenditure projec-
tions. Lastly, we set the goal that we would decrease the
village and reach our roll-back millage rate."
No increase in sanitation fees will take place this
year, Kaufmann added. Library and pier franchise ac-
counts are self-supporting and, in the case of the pier,
funds are increasing from the concession contract.
Employee salaries increased more than four per-
cent due to the step-plan and cost-of-iving adjustments,
Resident John Chappie questioned using Commu-
nity Redevelopment Agency funds for mulching, fer-
tilizing or replacing plants in the "blighted area" of the
city, generally from Cortez Road to Third Street South.
"It would be nice to get some of that work done before
the tourist season starts," Chappie said.
Kaufmann said CRA funds total $20,000 and funds
are available to do that type of work.
Holmes Beach budget passes on first reading
By Pat Copeland
With a minimum of discussion, the Holmes Beach
City Council last week passed a millage rate of 1.75
and a total 1996-97 budget of $4,329,348.
Revenues include reserves and carryovers,
$2,075,972; ad valorem taxes, $750,069; state and
county receipts, $602,511; other sources, $462,415;
and restricted funds, $438,381.
Expenditures include general government,
$388,533; police department, $945,882; public works
department, $623,758; emergency contingency,
$30,000; grant funds (restricted), $67,611; capital im-
provement fund (restricted), $295,000; infrastructure
surtax (restricted), $630,427; and reserve balance,
Councilwoman Billie Martini asked if funds could
be taken from some areas and put back into reserves in
case it's needed to replace the Key Royale Bridge.
"If this city is treated as well by the MPO
(Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Agency) and
FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation), as the
cities of Longboat Key, Bradenton Beach and Siesta
Key, we'll not be paying for the replacement of the
bridge," Mayor Bob VanWagoner replied.
Former Mayor Pat Geyer asked why the city in-
creased beautification from $1,500 to $13,500.
"That's for the beginnings of a very active beautifi-
cation program starting on Manatee Avenue,"
VanWagoner responded. "We can't pinpoint the cost We
estimate $3,000 to $5,000 for getting the trees in and irri-
gated and maintained on a regular basis. We'll also be
doing some other plantings throughout the city."
Geyer asked if the trees would be planted on the
DOT right of way.
It will be off what is called the "road right of way,"
usually 50 feet on either side of the road, said
VanWagoner. When the bridge was built, DOT
claimed 500 feet of either side of the road as right of
"If they decide to build another bridge or widen the
roadway, then we would have to remove or replant the
trees," he said. "We can legally do something in that
area with their approval."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore voted against the
budget, as she said she would, to protest raises for the
mayor and council.
The second reading will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.
Anna Maria keeps spending under $1 million
By Frank Cunningham
It's not official yet, but Anna Maria Commission-
ers have kept spending for the 1996-97 budget below
At two preliminary budget meetings last month,
expenses were projected to be $1,046,804. But com-
missioners shaved dollars last week by eliminating a
$45,000 backhoe and a $64,500 maintenance building.
Expenses are now anticipated to be $969,304.
The other good news was that the ad valorem mill-
age rate will remain the same as last year (1.7 mills)
and Anna Maria taxpayers will continue to pay $1.70
per $1,000 of tax assessed value.
Mayor Chuck Shumard wanted to add a seventh
welcomes new reporter
Starting this edition, Frank Cunningham will begin
reporting Anna Maria Island news. Cunningham has
been city editor for The Longboat Observer for the past
A retired attorney from
Cunningham said, "I have
enjoyed local politics since
I was 23 and the vice mayor
of the City of St. Bernard.
But the pressures of a busy
law practice and raising four c l
children made me put local
politics on the back burner
until I came to Florida 10 Cunningham
A graduate of Xavier University and the University
of Cincinnati College of Law, he is president of the
Sarasota-Bradenton Xavier Alumni Association. For three
years, he was the director of the Longboat Key Chamber
of Commerce. Beth Cunningham, his wife of 36 years, is
director of the Longboat Key Art Center. Their four chil-
dren and two grandsons reside in Cincinnati.
Cunningham said he is finishing work on a history
and tour guide on Longboat Key this month, and hopes
to do the same for Anna Maria Island this year.
Manatee County deputy sheriff to the present six of-
ficers who patrol the city, but he said he could not reach
agreement on a contract with the county. Police en-
forcement will cost $316,565. Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach, which have their own police depart-
ments, will spend $820,000 and $417,536 respectively.
Capital improvement projects slated in the budget
for 1996-97 funded through the one-cent school infra-
structure surtax are:
Storm drainage $51,800
Pickup truck $26,162
At an earlier budget meeting, Commissioner
George McKay wanted a portion of school surtax funds
to be used for acquiring land for parking for use by the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, but the com-
mission did not include parking in its budget.
The commission deferred action on loaning
$124,800 from reserves for bike paths until studies are
completed to determine routing and funding. The
Florida Department of Transportation funded the
project for 1999, at which time the city would be reim-
bursed if it completed the project now.
A $79,500 pedestrian bridge on North Bay Boulevard
is under construction and is fully funded by the DOT.
Only three residents attended the public hearing, so no
opposition is anticipated when the budget ordinance is
read for the second and final time at a Sept. 24 public
hearing, in time for the state mandated Sept. 31 deadline.
It's a gas, gas, gas
Anna Maria firefighters responded to the Rod and Reel Pier Thursday after a propane tank burst while being
unloaded. They doused the tank with water until the propane was expelled. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
I Ht ISLANDER BYSTANDER M SEPTEMBER 12, 1996 M PAGE 5 Jim
City officials seek Key Royale Bridge solution
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach officials were scrambling last week
to find a solution for replacement of the Key Royale
Results of a February survey by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation revealed the extent of deterio-
ration of the center pilings. According to the report,
conditions are far more serious than previously indi-
The city's plight had been called to the attention of
DOT's Tampa office by Thursday, Mayor Bob
VanWagoner said. Designers will be coming to the city
within a few weeks to meet with officials and hold a
public information meeting, he said.
The city ordered vehicle weight limits reduced and
police will strictly enforce the 15 mph speed limit on
the bridge. There is also some good news about which
vehicles can use the bridge.
Fire trucks are OK, VanWagoner said. Garbage
trucks are OK when empty, so the mayor has asked that
trash on Key Royale be picked up first. Concrete and
asphalt trucks are too heavy to use the bridge and any
other construction vehicles will have to be approved by
the supervisor of public works.
"The weight limits were a request by the DOT,"
VanWagoner noted. "They would take a dim view if we
didn't abide by that. They can withhold funding from the
county. We're trying to protect the county and ourselves."
Inquiring minds want to know
The news about the bridge raised numerous ques-
tions among residents and city officials responded.
How did the bridge deteriorate so rapidly?
It didn't, VanWagoner said. Inspectors have been
making recommendations to reverse bridge deteriora-
tion for a long time. He said those recommendations
were not acted upon by past city officials.
The federal government requires all bridges over
20 feet to be inspected every two years, VanWagoner
explained. When a bridge is found to be substandard,
the time frames are shorter.
What is the history of repairs to the bridge?
The bridge was built in 1950, VanWagoner said. It
was upgraded in 1969, 1979 and 1980. The sidewalk
was added in 1982.
In 1994, inspectors recommended work on the
bulkheads, end bents and approaches, and the work was
done in 1995 at a cost of $450,000.
Was that money sent down the drain?
No, Building Inspector Bill Saunders said. The
supports at both ends were sliding toward the channel.
The work that was done to contain that movement will
DOT officials are expected to hold a public informational meeting within afew weeks in preparation for a new
Key Royale Bridge in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
not have to be redone.
In fact, it will make future work easier because
impact studies for the protection of the waterway have
already been done, he added. It will also make any fu-
ture work more economical and faster.
What needs replacement?
The pilings that support the bridge and the deck
that spans the channel.
Why was there a six-month gap between the
bridge inspection in February and the report to city
officials in August?
"That's the slow wheels of government,"
VanWagoner said. "It's not unusual."
Who recommended replacement?
Edward Burkett, vice president of the inspection
firm of Kisinger, Campo and Associates.
What will it cost?
$700,000 to $1 million, VanWagoner said. A DOT
design sheet estimates construction costs at $711,000.
Will the DOT pay for the replacement?
At this point it's a waiting game. Although the
DOT has completed a design for the bridge, DOT of-
ficials say funding is not available at this time.
"My first request by phone for priority consider-
ation was sort of rebuffed," VanWagoner said. "They
said there's a long list of other projects."
VanWagoner said, "In my opinion, the other
projects are less critical for the health, safety and wel-
fare of the number of people as we have on Key Royale
and that have been funded in total in the last few years."
VanWagoner is a resident of Key Royale.
"We deserve the same level of understanding by
the state as other cities have gotten. I don't like the way
we're treated right now. We need to correct that. I don't
want the people of this city paying $700,000 to replace
that bridge when we asked DOT for help two years ago
and got a cold shoulder."
1996 inspection report
The following findings are included in the report
by the inspection firm:
Channel beams (the horizontal portion on top of
the pilings underneath the roadway): Chunks of con-
crete are falling off, revealing exposed steel, and there
are cracks mid-span.
Pilings (vertical column supports): The fiberglass
jackets are split open and chunks of concrete are fall-
ing off, revealing exposed steel.
Caps (at the tops of the pilings): There are random
End bents (where the channel beams meet the
bulkheads or the structures around the shoreline at ei-
ther end of the bridge): There are horizontal and verti-
cal cracks and chunks of concrete are falling off, re-
vealing exposed steel.
Guardrails: They do not conform to current DOT
standards, two posts are missing and part of the railing
is not attached to the post in one area.
The report also noted light corrosion on the
Fire Assessment Appeals Hearing
Anna Maria Fire District
A public hearing will be held on Monday, Sept.
16, at 7 p.m. at 6001 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. The
purpose of the hearing will be to hear appeals from
any property owner in the district with respect to the
method of calculation for fire assessments only. This
is not a hearing to appeal the tax assessment rates.
Those rates were set earlier in the year after adver-
tised public hearings and meetings.
Interested parties are encouraged to attend ei-
ther in person, or by agent, and submit their appeal
in writing prior to the date of the public hearing. Infor-
mation needed is parcel identification number, ad-
dress, square footage, number of units and type of
use. Most of this information is contained in your TRIM
notice. If you have any questions or need assistance
in any manner, you may contact the administrative
offices at 778-6621 during normal business hours.
John Van Ostenbridge, Secretary/Treasurer
6717 Manatee Ave. W.
5153 14th Street W.
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KM PAGE 6 0 SEPTEMBER 12, 1996 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Double disappointment washed over us after the
first of two public hearings on the budget for the City
of Anna Maria.
At that meeting, commissioners noted the story in this
newspaper announcing the budget figures would top $1
million for the first time and proceeded to slash spend-
ing to keep their budget under the million mark.
Thank you for reading The Islander Bystander but
- we'd rather see you jump the million-dollar hurdle
if the money is spent wisely.
The much-talked-about land purchase for city and
Community Center parking went by the wayside in favor
of drainage and road improvements. The dollars were
gobbled up by a greedy capital improvements committee
with one member's comment, "We have to do this [drain-
age plans] now, while we can still get away with it."
And the bicycle path, so badly needed in Anna
Maria, was cut off without a whimper.
The proposal to take $124,800 from reserves for
the bike path would have been a wise decision. It would
have allowed the city to construct the bike path now,
with 1996 dollars, and be reimbursed by the Florida
Department of Transportation in 1999.
With only a handful of citizens (three) at the hear-
ing, the budget went heavily for "maintenance" rather
than an investment in the future.
Once again we remind the commissioners that when
the school surtax was approved, a share of the city's pro-
ceeds was promised to benefit children via the Center.
Bradenton Beach has agreed to fund the Center as
long as a satellite operation continues at the Tingley
In Holmes Beach, money has been donated for the
gym floor and, granted, the commission there never
pinpointed a donation for the Center from the school
tax. They just promised to make a donation to benefit
youth from their share of the tax that would have built
schools had the school board kept the full share.
But we're harping. We've said all this before. We
just keep "waiting for Godot."
Add to all this a third disappointment this week with
Anna Maria's Public Works Director Phil Charnock. He
took over a year ago in July and we thought he was mak-
ing great headway with inspections and maintenance. It
turns out he may be making that headway by cutting cor-
ners, eliminating bidding, accepting proposals for con-
tracts, hiring unlicensed and uninsured contractors.
And he doesn't consider his business to be public
record, saying, "I don't consider it public record until
the contract is completed."
Wrong, Mr. Charnock. You, like all public officials,
must abide by the open records law, the Sunshine Law,
and every other law even the 25 mph speed limit.
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Promises broken in
Some of our Bradenton Beach politicians seem to
copy those Washington, D.C., elected officials in making
un-kept promises and spending tax dollars.
I recall the plans for the beautification of Bridge
Street, from the circle with the clock tower, palm trees
shading benches over looking the bay, sidewalks, and
flowering foliage along the fence to the pier.
After paying handsomely for those plans and designs,
we can't seem to afford their completion. Instead, we en-
joy litter, weeds and a complete lack of shade.
We now proceed to discuss a boardwalk from the
fishing pier to the marina with docks. Rather than lease or
allow the residents to assume total liability, construction
and maintenance of other docks, the city is contemplating
assuming all the costs in this controversial venture on 7th
and 8th Streets South.
I can only imagine the ludicrous costs of rebuilding
the docks after the annual devastation caused by our yearly
storms. Also, will our city employ a 24-hour watchman or
dockmaster to reduce the possibility of lawsuits when
youngsters meander over these docks? Why not fulfill
those earlier promises before spending tax dollars on new,
controversial and unrealistic dream?
Joe Don Bachar, Bradenton Beach and Butler, Pa.
Cabana caper robbed ill couple
of beach peace
This is a letter not to the editor but to the thieves
who stole a beach cabana at 78th Street in Holmes
Just try to convince yourself that you need that ca-
bana more than the couple from whom you stole it. She
is a cancer victim who needs a shelter from the sun
even in the early and late hours and he has had two knee
replacements and could not put the cabana up and down
Their son had put it up for them so they could en-
joy the beach. You came during the night and robbed
them of this opportunity, besides the fact that their son
worked in order to be able to buy the cabana for his
Take a good look at yourself as you are on the road
to becoming the scum of the earth.
Along with the three and four nice looking girls or
ladies who loaded beach chairs into a blue van on July 5,
these chairs were not theirs either. They belonged to other
people on the street. The cabana was taken away on the
77th Street parking area and the ladies came from there.
Mr. Holmes, in his kindness, has created a monster
for the neighborhood by allowing a lovely green area
to be turned into a parking lot.
Name withheld by request
Holmes Beach lets down on
Two months ago The Islander had an article stat-
ing the Holmes Beach City Council and police depart-
ment were going to enforce the speed limits in the city.
We live off 65th and Gulf Drive and being semi-
retired have time for morning walks. We have noticed
between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. many cars, both north and
south bound, traveling at high speeds on Gulf Drive.
There are now many small school children waiting
for the school bus. Last year, many of them stood very
close to the road and, therefore, very close to speeding
Now our city hall is not known for keeping their
1. For years they have promised to slow down jet
ski boats off our beaches. If anything, our waters are
less safe then five years ago.
2. For years they have promised to join our sur-
rounding cities and make Holmes Beach a better look-
ing city with trees and sidewalks. The result is very
little effort. Some of our main roads look worse today
than five years ago.
3. For years we have asked for an area in the park
for older people to sit and relax in the shade. The only
people who get to use the park are kite flyers, dog walk-
ers and police car drivers. The citizens who live here
and pay taxes can't even find a table to sit down in
"their" park much less find a tree to sit under.
Using this history as a lesson, we urge you to no-
tify parents of school children and make then aware of
We hope the police department will do something
about this, but we would not bet our life on it.
Tom Payne, Holmes Beach
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 1, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
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urgent need for
Sophia Jones' favorite spot on Anna
Maria Key was Point Lookout. That was
where her husband John and their sons
had built high above the mangroves and
glistening Gulf beach a little pergola for
viewing the sunsets.
In the summer of 1917 Sophia was
in the habit of resting there at day's end
to read and reread letters from her sol-
dier son in Georgia.
One steamy June afternoon after a
hard rain she sat under the thatched
canopy absent-mindedly fanning away
the mosquitoes. Her heart was troubled.
Clair Arthur St Clair Jones usu-
ally wrote her every day. But Sophia had
not heard from him in nearly a week.
Looking out across the sparkling blue wa-
ters towards the cloud-flecked horizon, she
found it hard to believe her homeland of
France was being wracked by a war so
horrible it was destroying a generation of
young men. Clair could even now be on
his way to join his kinsmen.
It was such a shock when he de-
cided to volunteer at the age of 37.
He had already tasted war. He was 19
when he steamed away from Tampa
with Teddy Roosevelt to free the Cuban
people from Spain.
Thank God, no harm had come to
him, nor to her other boys who also
served in the war elder son John Jr.
and young Francis (a cabin boy on a
Sophia suspected the chief reason
Clair enlisted lay in the misfortunes that
had befallen him. The girl he married in
his mid-20s bore him twin daughters.
But both died in infancy, and their
mother retreated into a world of her own
from which Clair was excluded.
Clair was devastated when she di-
vorced him. The joy had gone from his
life. Until last year, when Sophia's
Canadian relatives came to visit. With
them came a vivacious young woman
who won all their hearts. Clair fell for
The couple wished to marry but that
required an annulment from the church.
When one was not forthcoming, some-
thing snapped in Clair, it seemed.
It was such a pity Clair and his
Edith were so in love, Sophia thought.
She hoped things would work out for
The dying day was still warm and hu-
mid. She dabbed at her forehead with
her handkerchief. It came away moist
with sweat and tears.
May our Lord bless my boy and
keep him, she prayed. And may He
grant peace to the suffering world.
As she rose to leave she saw daugh-
ter Kathleen coming along the board
path, still dressed in the dark skirt, white
shirtwaist and wide-brimmed hat she cus-
tomarily wore when she went up to
Tampa to give music lessons. She waved
and smiled broadly.
"Here's a letter from Clair," she
Kathleen unfolded the letter and
read it aloud. At the first paragraph
Sophia's heart leapt. Clair's regiment
had received orders to "move out," but
his company was left behind. He was
regretful, but his mother felt a wave of
relief wash over her.
As the blood-red sun plunged into
the sea the women headed homeward.
Behind them the evening star rose to
comfort the bruised sky.
Next: Life at Fort Screven
Irishman John R.
were married in
Canada in 1877.
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Island in 1895.
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A small quantity of diesel fuel spilled into Anna
Maria Sound Sunday night after a 31-foot work boat
sank at the dock of the Bradenton Beach Marina.
No one was injured in the mishap, which appar-
ently occurred when exhaust piping worked its way
loose from the vessel.
U.S. Coast Guard officials, as well as firefighters
and police, responded to the incident. The boat was re-
floated later that night.
Most of the fuel spill came from a pair of 55-gal-
lon drums of diesel that were on the deck of the boat.
The boat sinking in the second accident at the
Bradenton Beach Marina in recent months. On May 6,
a boat owned by Terry Sullivan exploded after filling
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totally destroying the vessel.
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Artists Guild gathering
to pull strings
Puppeteers Roger Dennis and Bob Vesely, creators
of the world-famous Poppinjay Puppets, will
perform their special kind of magic for Islanders on
Monday, Sept. 16, at 7p.m. at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, Lowe Hall, 4408 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. The event is sponsored by the
Artist's Guild and is free and open to the public. In
addition, local artist Caroline Whitemore will
display her latest works form 6:30 to 7p.m. Re-
freshments will be served. Information: 778-6694.
Poetry night at Artists
Coffee and poetry among the art will be offered at
the Artists Guild Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 19, begin-
ning at 7 p.m.
Favorite poems and original works will be presented
by local artists and resident poets. There will be an open
mike for aspiring poets, who must register before 7 p.m.
or call Zoe Van Averkamp, director, at 778-7216.
The gallery is located at 5414 Marina Dr., Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Public library ups check-
out time for new books
The Manatee County Public Library System has
announced the following changes regarding check-out
periods for new books.
Effective Monday, Sept. 16, the check-out period for
New Best Sellers will increase to two weeks, instead of
one. These books may not be renewed. Also effective on
this day, new books that are not best sellers will check out
for three weeks. Renewals will be available on these
All other books will continued to be checked-out
for a period of three weeks with renewal available.
Adult Bible study class
at Roser Church
Pastor Wayne Kirk of Roser Memorial Community
Church will teach bible study classes beginning Tues-
day, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. and at 7 p.m. at the church
located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The study will begin with the book of Ruth.
Contact the church office at 778-0414 to register
and for additional information.
Free child immunizations
at Island Center
The Manatee County Public Health Mobile Unit
will be at the Anna Maria Island Community Center on
Friday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Free basic child immunizations will be available
for any child up to and including 18 years of age. No
appointment is needed. Participants must bring their
most current shot record.
For information, call the center at 778-1908.
Red Cross lifeguard
training class scheduled
The Manatee County American Red Cross and the
County Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor a
"Lifeguarding Today" class beginning with a pre-
course Swimming Skills Test on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Early registration is encouraged.
Anyone 15 years of age and older is eligible to at-
tend. The course will meet at G. T. Bray Aquatics Cen-
ter on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The pre-course Swimming Skills Test will consist
of swimming 500 yards continuously, using several
swim strokes; a surface dive to retrieve a 10-pound
brick; and treading water for two minutes using legs
For information, a class schedule and cost, call the
Red Cross at 792-8686.
Democrats to talk about
'Keys to White House'
Burt Cunninghis will review "The Keys to the White
House 1996" by Allan J. Lichtman at the Monday, Sept.
16, meeting of the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club.
Cunninghis is a member of the club and teaches po-
litical subjects for Elder Hostels, including "Polls, Poll-
sters and Polecats," and "The Spread of Rumors Through
Society." He is a former professor of sociology at Rutgers
University and a political pollster and marketing re-
Club members and the public are invited to attend
the noon luncheon meeting to be held at the Beachouse
restaurant in Bradenton Beach. Reservations are not
needed for the $7.50 luncheon.
For additional information, contact Roy
McChesney, president, at 776-0168.
Winners in the Sept. 7 horseshoe games were Bill
Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were J.C. Phillips of Bradenton
Beach and Gene Snedeker of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf
Drive. There are no membership fees.
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Mystery shrouds noxious odors
By Frank Cunningham
"Phew!" That's what Marge Kennedy said when
The Islander Bystander visited her South Bay Boule-
vard home on Aug. 29. Pungent and noxious odors
permeated the entire area.
"At first we thought it was a dead body," Kennedy
said. "But the fire department checked it out and found
nothing. I've lived here too long to know it's not red
Manatee County Public Works Supervisor Jim
Marble said, "There have been no complaints from the
residents in recent weeks, but it could be a rusty pipe
which runs from the humpback bridge on North Bay
Boulevard to a manhole at Magnolia Street and South
Marble dispatched a crew to the area and checked
out all lift stations and sewer lines in the area. But
Marble said, "There was no evidence of any methane
or noxious gases in any of the lines. It's not a sewer line
One-woman drama to be
presented at Methodist
"Christy of Cutter Gap," an original one-woman
drama written and performed by Christian dramatist
Peggy Miller, will be presented at Faith United Method-
ist Church in Bradenton on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Miller's script is based on the book "Christy," by
Admittance is by advanced ticket purchase only. Pro-
ceeds are designated to the United Methodist Mission
For ticket information, call Roxanne Pareti at 794-
8173. The church is located at 7215 First Ave. W.,
Island Historical Society
Usable items in good condition are needed for the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society Gigantic Flea
Market to be held on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Items requested are: furniture, appliances, china,
linens, books, records, CDs, video tapes, jewelry,
handicrafts, pictures, toys, plants, tools, fishing equip-
ment and knick-knacks. Donators are asked to pre-
price their donations not too high and not too low.
The society askes donators to hold on to their
items until the day of the sale and bring them to the
society's parking lot, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City, at 7 a.m. For information, call Carolyne
Norwood at 778-1514.
Marilyn Harang, an environmentalist with the
Manatee County Environmental Management De-
partment said, "Algae blooms with noxious odors are
common this time of year." At press time, Harang had
sent an inspector to take water samples to identify the
cause of the odor.
Richard Pierce, senior scientist with Mote Marine
Laboratory, said, "We do see various types of algae
during the summer months which decompose and
emit a very unpleasant odor."
South Bay Blvd. resident Flo Curtis said, "We've
been here 10 years and its never, ever smelled so bad.
Even the birds won't eat the bread we throw them."
Kennedy is concerned about the water quality in
front of her bayside home. Kennedy said, "Children
swim there and I'm very concerned."
Harang said she would have a laboratory report
on Sept. 3. Meanwhile, residents will have to hold
their noses or pray for a strong north wind.
Longboat Key recycles
Residents of Longboat Key may bring their
out-of-date phone books to the Recycling Cen-
ter on Bay Isles Road until Thursday, Oct. 31.
Recyclers are to use the special bin labeled
"Telephone Book Recycling Only" and are not to
deposit the phone books in any other recycling
Call Carmen Gustin at Town of Longboat
Key Public Works Department, 316-1999, to
answer any questions.
Tampa Triangle topic at
historical society meeting
Capt. Bill Miller of St. Petersburg, a former pilot
boat captain for Tampa Bay pilots, will speak about
the Tampa Triangle and Dead Zone at the Monday,
Sept. 16, meeting of the Anna Maria Island Historical
Miller, author of the recent book "Tampa Tri-
angle: Dead Zone," will tell intriguing stories about
natural and maritime disasters affecting the area sur-
rounding Anna Maria Island.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall, Anna Maria City. The public is in-
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Jean Sheldon Bach
Jean Sheldon Bach, 76, of Holmes Beach, died
Aug. 28, at home.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Bach came to Manatee
County from Flemington, N.J., 12 years ago. She was
retired. She owned Raggedy Ann Antique Doll and
Toy Museum, Flemington. She was a member of
Mount Carmel Catholic Church of Flemington.
She is survived by a son, Frank Pedota of Anna
Maria; a daughter, Carmen Pedota of Anna Maria; and
No visitation or service was held. Burial was in
Bloomfield, N.J. Memorial contributions may be made
to Carmelite Convent, Mount Carmel, P.O. Box 785,
Flemington, N.J. 08822. Shannon Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.
Joshua Wayne Harlow
Joshua Wayne Harlow, 18, of Bradenton, died
Sept. 6 in Bradenton.
Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Harlow came to
Manatee County from there in 1986. He was employed
by Leverock's Seafood House, Bradenton. He had at-
tended Manatee High School and Manatee Vo-Tec.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather,
Suzanne and Brooks Griffin of Bradenton; a brother,
Jonathan Johnson of Bradenton; paternal grandpar-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harlow, Sr., of Indianapo-
lis; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Lovell of Largo; and step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Griffin of Bradenton Beach.
Services were held at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home in Bradenton with Rev. Larry Pritchett officiating.
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The other day I tried to clean the oven and, boy, was it a mess,
So I went to the store and bought some stuff they said was the very best.
And on the top it said "just squeeze and turn," and it will come off all right,
But it wouldn't turn though I squeezed, pulled and pounded with all my might.
So I wrote a letter to the company 'cause I am not a violent man,
And said they were missing a bet 'cause the old folks couldn't open up the can.
But they said they had to build all those cans that way,
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Please, say it ain't so
New York's irreverent, spoof-itself magazine, Spy,
has always been amusing to this Virginia (rebel not
Yankee) 21-year Florida transplant. No one pokes bet-
ter fun at New Yorkers. No one.
The continuing feature "Separated at Birth"
spawned a couple of paperback books that offer re-
markable resemblances of movie and political stars.
I don't know if it's their uncanny ability to find
strikingly similar poses or what. How else can you
explain the remarkably similar facial features of Mick
Jagger and Don Knotts.
A June cover story caught my attention: "SPY rates
the 50 States in Order of Annoyance."
It's enough to send every chamber of commerce in
the country into a quiver of denial.
Annoying? We can all read with pride what New
Yorkers find "annoying" about us and our state. After all,
don't most of our businesses post signs reading "We don't
care how much it costs or how they do it up north!"
If we can't laugh at ourselves in the mirror -
Spy says we're just like California. Palm trees, sun,
beaches, Stallone. (Sly lives in Miami.)
Come on now, do you consider Miami typical of
what we call Florida on this coast? Spy also says we're
tackier and more culturally destitute than California.
(Isn't that something we can all be proud of?)
The bad news? We're number two on the Spy chart
- right after Texas.
Spy's reasons not to live in Texas: The phrases
"big ole" and "little bitty." Rodeo is part of the curricu-
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the most wasteful state, with the highest energy con-
sumption at 10 trillion BTUs per year. And not surpris-
ingly, Texas is home to the nation's largest nuclear
reactor. Austin has the world's largest bat population.
(They forgot to mention those bull riding machines -
now, that's a reason to avoid Texas.)
What passes for culture: The National Cowgirl Hall
of Fame. (OK I dressed up like Annie Oakley as a kid.
What's wrong with that? Cowboy boots make good de-
fense for little girls.) The Bullfight Museum. And, Mary
Martin, mother of Larry Hagman and star of Broadway's
Peter Pan, is immortalized in front of the public library
in Weatherford with a statue of Peter Pan. (This from
a state that prides itself in "BIG.")
There's more. Dumbest Laws: The entire Encyclo-
pedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains
a formula for making beer at home. Businesses and
saloons are required to have spittoons in El Paso. In
Houston, it's illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sun-
day. It's illegal to milk another person's cow. (That
should be common sense.)
Dumbest Towns in Texas: Babyhead, Cow Flats,
Hicks, Ding Dong.
How do we shape up as Number 2?
These New York editors figured out a deeply hid-
den, Florida secret and classed it among their reasons
not to live here. We're the home of Hooters mammary-
theme restaurant chain. (Yep, that's a good reason.)
Other reasons not to live here: Most restaurants are
flooded in the late afternoon with senior citizens de-
scending for "early bird" specials. (A major boon to the
Florida restaurant trade New York dining establish-
ments would die for another seating every night but
they resist giving anyone a deal.)
Florida has more theme parks than any other state.
(Yeah, we don't have to take a plane to satisfy our
cravings to cavort with a big mouse or a killer whale.)
What Passes for Culture: Cypress Knee Museum.
(Hello-oh. Why couldn't we see the truth that glorified,
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deformed tree parts are a bit odd. We should have ex-
pected cypress roots, collected and displayed with plaques
such as, "Hippo wearing a Carmen Miranda hat," by ec-
centric creator Tom Gaskins to attract the attention of the
modem icon of oddities, Spy magazine.)
The Tupperware Gallery explores the history of
food-storage containers. (But as a rare commercial
photography account in Florida in the '50s,
Tupperware no doubt allowed Sarasotan Joseph
Steinmetz the luxury of a few extra rolls of film for his
black and white artistry.)
The Sponge Museum, Don "Big Daddy" Garlits
Museum of Drag Racing and Disney World round out
the list of what Florida passes off as culture to the rest
of the world according to Spy.
What Passes for Entertainment in Florida: The In-
ternational Worm Contest where contestants drive a
stake into the ground and rub it with an object that
makes the stick vibrate, driving worms to the surface.
(I'm sure you want to know when and where this event
takes place. Me too.) The Everglades' swamp buggy
race, including an all-ladies Powder Puff Derby. (Been
there, did that. It's interesting to watch trucks and Jeeps
drive through bogs of mud and water up to the wind-
shields once.) The annual Baby Race. The Calf and
Pig Scramble. The Underwater Music Festival.
Florida's Dumbest Laws: In Miami, it's illegal for
a man to wear a strapless gown. (Come on. This sounds
more like a New York come on to me.) Unmarried
women who parachute on Sunday may be jailed. In
Sarasota, it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing
suit. (And can't we think of a lot of things that should
be made illegal while wearing a bathing suit? Like
shopping in the Island Shopping Center?)
Dumbest Towns: Red Head, Mossy Head, Chicken
Head and Sweet Gum Head. Mayo, Spuds, Smallpox
Tommies Old Place and Dildo Key. (I've never been any
of these places and I don't recall even seeing road signs
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Next in the pollsters hearts? Nevada, followed by
California, Michigan, Arkansas, Utah, Maryland, Idaho
and a surprise for Number 10 New York.
Yes, New Yorkers ranked New York Number 10
in their own ratings of annoying states. Macarena, Island-style
Let me share just one of Spy's reasons not to live These fifth-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary gobbled up lunch to practice the latest dance craze, the
in New York: Outside of NYC, the state sucks. Macarena. The tempo was fast and the energy used was enviable. Pictured, left to right, front row, are Shauna
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'About average' storm season predicted
A hurricane prediction expert says the number of
hurricanes we're seeing this year in the Atlantic Ocean
and Caribbean are about the norm, but that during the
next two to three decades there will be some of the
most destructive hurricanes ever recorded.
That's the prediction from Dr. William Gray, a
Colorado hurricane researcher who has a 90 percent
success rate for his prognostications on bad storms.
Gray says 11 named storms, seven of them hurri-
canes and two of the hurricanes classed as severe -
winds in excess of 115 mph is what the Atlantic
region can look forward to this year.
Global climate changes and an increased knowl-
edge of the cyclical patterns of hurricanes has caused
the prediction that more and worse storms are brewing
for the next 30 years.
"I think there may be troubles in the future," Gray
said. "Can't say for sure this is coming in the next
couple years, but it is coming. Just looking objectively,
it looks a bit ominous."
Patterns now being discovered indicate we've been
through a "mild" period during the past few decades -
a pattern that will shift for the early 21st century.
Gray bases his prediction on three factors: a 20-
year drought in Africa that appears to be ending, an El
Nino system in the Pacific Ocean that is cooling water
there and stratospheric winds.
Gray believes wetter west-African regions produce
more tropical fronts that move off the coast, cross the
Atlantic and become tropical storms. "After 20 years
of drought, close to normal rainfall means it will be
pretty wet," Gray said. "When it's wet there, intense
hurricane activity goes way up."
Another pattern that may cause greater Atlantic
Ocean storms in 1996 has its foundation in the Pacific
Ocean. An abnormality known as El Nino has been occur-
ring for the past few years. Barometric pressure aberra-
tions off Peru's coastline cause warming of the Pacific
Ocean across two-thirds of the body of water, heating up
wind currents. The warm winds heading east keep storms
from forming over the Atlantic and coming west.
Gray also noted surface pressure in the Atlantic
With El Nino declining and the waters cooling,
The National Hurricane Center annually names
tropical storms that become hurricanes. The naming is
done to avoid confusion in the event that more than one
hurricane is in the Atlantic Ocean at one time.
The practice of naming intense storms has been
going on for several hundred years. Women's names
were used before the end of the 19th Century and, in
1953, were continued by the U.S. weather services.
In 1978, men's and women's names were used to
greater storms are possible here.
The pressure changes occur around the Christmas
season, hence the name El Nino, or "The Child." Some
scientists believe El Nino is caused by molten eruptions
on the ocean floor, resulting in massive increases in
The third factor Gray uses in hurricane predictions
is winds in the stratosphere. The winds run in 18-month
cycles and head east during hurricane season, shearing
off the tops of strong storms and weakening them.
However, forecasters admit that the high winds are the
least of the factors working for, or against, storms.
name Pacific storms. A year later, the same practice
was used in hurricane lists for Gulf of Mexico, At-
lantic and Caribbean storms.
Hurricanes names are: Paloma
Arthur Fran Kyle Rene
Bertha Gustav Lili Sally
Cesar Hortense Marco Teddy
Dolly Isidore Nana Vicky
Edouard Josephine Omar Wilfred
Be prepared to leave early: Chief Price
If there are two words Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy it needs to be completed as a storm approaches. landfall can only be expected to come 12 hours
Price would use to advise residents on hurricane safety Evacuation notices will be given both through the before the event.
and protection, they would be: Leave early, news media as well as by going up and down streets Don't be one of the last to leave or, if you
For Island residents, Price said preparation before with bullhorns, Price said. change your mind during the height of the storm,
any storm clouds appear on the horizon is critical. A Evacuation notices should be heeded early. Price expect rescue personnel help you to safety, either.
disaster plan has been prepared for the Island to allow said it is estimated evacuation from the Island will take Price said police and firefighters would evacuate
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Don't weather any of these storms on Island
Hurricanes are designated by categories based on the
strength of the storms. Storm categories allow emergency man-
agement officials to determine time and need of evacuation.
The Manatee County Emergency-Management Division
notes that "a Category 1 hurricane will kill you just as fast as
a Category 5 storm, with the exception that in a Category 5
storm you will be under a lot more water."
Hurricane veterans have noted it is extremely difficult to
walk around in winds in excess of 50 mph 24 miles an hour
less than even a Category 1 storm.
There's also a good chance officials will close the bridges
to vehicles trying to evacuate Anna Maria Island at winds of
less than hurricane force, providing yet another reason to evacu-
Hurricane forecasters use a "disaster-potential scale" to
assign storms into five categories. From least to most power-
ful, the five categories and damage potential are as follows.
Winds of 74-95 mph. Damage is primarily to shrubbery,
trees, foliage and unanchored mobile homes. Some damage
may occur to poorly constructed signs. Storm surge is expected
to be four to five feet above normal. Flooding is expected on
barrier islands. Low-lying coastal roads are expected to be in-
undated. Expect minor pier damage and small craft to be torn
from exposed anchorages.
Hurricane Agnes in 1972 was a Category 1
storm, leaving in its wake 122 deaths and $2 billion
in damage. Hurricane Erin in 1995 was also a Cat-
egory 1 storm, causing 11 deaths and $700 million
in damage, mostly to central Florida.
ably be toppled. Practically all poorly constructed signs will be
blown down. Structural damage is expected to small buildings,
and many mobile homes are expected to be destroyed. Storm
surge nine to 12 feet above normal. Serious flooding along
barrier islands and coastal areas. Large exposed buildings will
be damaged, and smaller structures will be destroyed by wave
action and floating debris.
Hurricane Betsy in 1965 was a Category 3 storm that killed
75 people and caused $1 billion in damage. Hurricane Marilyn
in 1995 was a Category 3 storm, killing eight people and caus-
ing $1.5 billion in damage to eastern Caribbean islands.
Winds of 131-155 mph. Shrubs and trees gone. Extensive
damage to roofs, windows and doors, with most roofs on small
homes destroyed. Complete destruction expected of mobile
homes. Storm surge 12-15 feet above normal. Major damage
is expected to lower floors of structures near the coastline or on
barrier islands due to flooding, waves and floating debris.
Hurricane Donna in 1960 was a Category 4 storm that
killed 50 people and caused $500 million in damages. Wind
Category 2 r
Winds of 96-110 mph. Damage caused by wind
is considerable, with some trees blown down. Major
damage expected to exposed mobile homes and
poorly constructed signs. Some damage to roofs,
windows and doors of buildings expected. Consid-
erable damage to piers, marinas and small craft in
unprotected anchorages. Storm surge is expected to
be six to eight feet above normal with accompany-
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Hurricane Cleo in 1964 was a Category 2 storm,
devastating Florida's east coast and causing $500
million in damage.
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Hurricane Andrew came ashore on Florida's east coast
August 25, 1992, as a Category 4 storm. Sustained winds
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60,000 homes were destroyed, 200,000 people left homeless,
more than 2 million people evacuated, 15 people died and dam-
age was estimated at $20 billion. Hurricane Andrew was the
third most intense hurricane this century, and caused the great-
est loss of property of any hurricane in the United States.
Hurricane Opal in 1995 was also a Category 4 storm, kill-
ing 59 people and causing $3 billion in damage, including the
loss of 30-50 feet of beach from Anna Maria Island.
Winds in excess of 155 mph. No trees, shrubs or signs. No
windows, doors, small buildings, mobile homes. Storm surge
more than 15 feet above normal, resulting in extreme damage
to structures less than 10 feet above sea level.
A 1935 hurricane on Labor Day struck the Florida Keys
with winds in excess of 200 mph. A total of 408 people died as
a result of the hurricane.
Fire Department needs to know
if you have special needs
The Anna Maria Fire District is seeking written notice from Islanders who may
need special assistance in the event of a hurricane evacuation.
The information requested includes:
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Explain what your situation is and what type of assistance you will need.
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Sept. 1, possession of marijuana, possession of para-
phernalia, 400 block of Pine Avenue. The deputy stopped
a vehicle for defective equipment and, after issuing a cor-
rection card, the driver gave consent to search the vehicle,
according to the report. The deputy found a marijuana
cigarette in plain view on the passenger's floorboard and
a pipe under the passenger's seat.
Sept. 5, theft of an outboard motor, 700 block of
North Bay Boulevard.
Aug. 29, burglary to a vehicle, Coquina Beach. The
Complainant reported a person unknown removed two
purses from the locked trunk of the vehicle. One purse,
valued at $15, contained a wallet valued at $28, a credit
card, a driver's license, $400 in cash and $300 in traveler's
checks. The second purse, valued at $10, contained a
wallet valued at $5, a checkbook and $150 in cash.
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ter to the beach and left her while he went drinking, said
the report. When he returned, he could not find her and
called his son to come to the beach and help him. By the
time the son arrived a couple had found the daughter.
The son would not let the subject drive because he felt
the subject was too intoxicated. The pair got into a fight
and the subject battered the son, who did not want to fight.
The officer arrived, interviewed the subject, the son and
a witness and placed the subject in custody.
Aug. 29, theft of five cement pilings valued at $75,
100 block of 11th Street South.
Aug. 30, trespass, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Catalina
Resort. Three subjects came to the resort to pick up two
subjects' paychecks and were advised by the manager to
return later. When they returned, the subjects said the
manager became verbally aggressive. The manager said
the subjects were verbally aggressive. The officer issued
a trespass warning to the subjects and the manager gave
them the paychecks.
Sept. 6, lost dog, trespass warning, 300 block of
North Bay Drive. The subject was walking her dog when
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units, and the residents called the police.
When the officer arrived the subject accused the resi-
dents of stealing the dog. The residents willingly let the
officer check their apartments. The dog was not found.
The officer issued a trespass warning to the subject.
Aug. 30, DUI, 500 block of Key Royale Drive. The
officer operating radar observed Sandra Young, 51, of
Sarasota, exceeding the speed limit. When Young saw the
police car, she temporarily lost control of the vehicle and
swerved into the oncoming lane, said the report.
The officer stopped the vehicle and found Young
slumped over the steering wheel. He noted she could
mumble, but not speak, and had to be assisted out of the
vehicle. Young began to get sick and EMS was called to
check her. She was placed in custody.
A pint of vodka, two-thirds empty, was found on the
center console. The officer also found that Young had a
suspended license and issued citations for both offenses.
Aug. 31, suspicious, 900 Manatee Avenue, Kingfish
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the ramp and the officer called the county for disposal.
Aug. 31, Marchman Act, 3600 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer, responding to a report of an intoxicated sub-
ject found the subject lying in a parking lot. The subject
said he lived in Tampa but had friends in Bradenton
Beach. After unsuccessfully attempting to find the
subject's friends, the officer placed him in custody under
the Marchman Act.
Sept. 1, throwing a deadly missile, 900 Manatee
Avenue, Kingfish Ramp. The officer was approached by
two witnesses who said the victim came into the ramp
ahead of the subject's boat and the subjects cursed and
yelled at the victim. When the victim went to his vehicle,
the female subject untied his boat and kicked it adrift.
As the victim jumped from the dock to his boat, he
bumped the female subject who collided with a support
piling on the dock. The subjects then threw bottles, rocks
and pieces of concrete at the victim, who was not hit.
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victim. The subjects were placed in custody.
Sept. 2, theft, criminal mischief, 207 66th St., Palm
Tree Villas. The officer responded to a disturbance call,
and the owner said the subject checked in with the under-
standing that three people would use the room. However,
the owner observed three additional people.
The officer said the three extra people would have to
leave. He noted the room appeared orderly. The subjects
said they would leave, and the owner gave them a full
refund. One car load of subjects left.
When the owner checked the room, she found wet
floors and carpet, the beds overturned, cigarette ashes
dumped on the floor, liquid on the comforters and beds
and blankets, pillows and bath towels missing. The officer
asked the remaining subjects where the items were, and
they said they didn't know. The items were not visible in
the subject's truck, noted the officer.
When he asked the subject who paid for the room
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Sept. 2, suspicious, 200 block of South Harbor
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Sept. 2 disturbance, 45th Street beach. The officer
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Beaches soon safer, but not fishing at Longboat
By Bob Ardren
Surprise! The people have spoken and govern-
ment is taking action now, how's that for some-
The subject is testing the waters along our county
beaches. Until recently, no one seemed very concerned
about it. The county said it couldn't afford it.
The Bradenton Herald published an editorial say-
ing there is no need for testing. "Our beaches are
among the cleanest in the state. Tests aren't needed,"
is the exact quote.
True to form, The Islander did some research and
raised some heck. Naturally, the Herald took notice. For
example, we discovered that Pinellas County, with a na-
tionally acclaimed program, spends $10,000 a year.
Sarasota County, with a simple quarterly program,
spends a whopping $1,100 a year. As I wrote at that
time, here's betting Manatee County spends more on
snacks for commissioners than that.
So last week the "Mullet Wrapper" asked its read-
ers to write their opinions on testing. Guess what? They
unanimously favored the county coming up with the
cash to get the job done.
Nobody was against it. Every single writer favored
having the county start a program of beach water test-
ing. Check it out, it's in the Tuesday paper.
I called Karen Collins over in Manatee County
government. She's director of the Environmental Man-
agement Department. Ms. Collins says she's doing re-
search right now on what other governments are doing
to test their waters and she expects to bring a proposal
on testing to the Manatee County Commission.
Hampered by a lack of federal or state standards,
Collins says her research is centering on what kinds of
testing other communities do and what they test for.
It's the right thing to do. The very first obligation
of public officials is protecting public health.
Whose water is it?
The short answer to the question above is that the
waters belong to us all. But as is so often the case, the
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Sep 12 12:28 1.8 5:41 0.8 12:30 2.4 6:31 0.7
Sep 13 12:46 1.9 6:16 0.7 1:05 2.3 6:54 0.8
Sep 14 1:05 2.1 6:52 0.6 1:43 2.2 7:11 0.9
Sep 15 1:30 2.2 7:35 0.5 221 2.1 7:37 1.0
Sep 16 1:55 2.3 8:17 0.4 3:08 2.0 8:02 1.1
Sep 17 2:27 2.4 9:06 0.4 4:04 1.8 8:30 1.2
Sep 18 3:06 2.4 10:08 0.4 5:18 1.6 9:02 1.3
SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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short answer isn't good enough for some of the people
on Longboat Key.
The Bay Isles Association on Longboat Key is
busy posting five "Private Waterway, No Trespassing"
notices in an attempt to keep boaters and fishers out of
the perimeter canal that runs along the southeast side
of the key. The group even has permission from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection to
post the signs.
But here's the kicker: DEP says the signs are "in-
formational" only. In other words, they have no en-
forcement powers. Capt. Alan Richard of the Florida
Marine Patrol told me his group "will not be writing
tickets." Chief Tom Coons of the Longboat Key Police
Department says he "has no orders to enforce the signs
nor plans to do so."
Julian Dorf, president of the Bay Isles group, has
written to Longboat Key Town Manager Griff Roberts
asking employees stop saying things like that. "We
consider these remarks as inviting the public to break
the law," Dorf says.
The "law" as Dorf sees it, that is.
If these homeowners can somehow make this work,
several lawyers I've spoken to agree it could have na-
tional implications. Locally, it could mean the closing
of many canals now used by local fishers.
Intimidation, the sorry weapon of bullies everywhere,
is what the whole thing is really about right now.
Voyage to red tide underway
Four Mote Marine scientists have joined 16 other
researchers from around the country on a week-long
cruise in the Gulf of Mexico to study red tide. And you
thought you had a rough job ...
The group is aboard the R/V Pelican, a National
Science Foundation-sponsored vessel that is going to
areas of red tide and doing extensive water testing in
hopes of discovering what conditions produce red tide
blooms. All the information on water quality, tempera-
tures, currents and conditions will be fed into a com-
puter model later. Then, it's hoped, scientists will bet-
ter understand the dynamics of red tide in the eastern
In addition to Mote, other institutions represented
on the cruise include North Carolina State University,
Rutgers, the University of California at Santa Barbara,
the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Mote's portion of the cost is being funded by the
Selby Foundation, Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection, NASA and several private individuals.
See you next week.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Aug. 8, Boarding. A 14-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's opera-
tor received a notice of violation for not having a
Type IV throwable life preserver, having improper
spacing on the vessel's registration numbers and
having dim navigational lights.
Aug. 8, Boarding. A 21-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator re-
ceived a written warning for having faulty naviga-
tional lights and not having a copy of the naviga-
tional rules on board.
Aug. 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned 15-foot
Hobie Cat two miles off Longboat Key. A Coast
Guard boat responded and stood by while a family
member assisted in righting the vessel. There were
no injuries in the mishap.
Aug. 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 19-foot power
boat four miles off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. A
Coast Guard vessel responded and towed the boat to
Aug. 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 26-foot power boat over-
due from Stump Pass to South Seas Plantation. Station
Cortez conducted communication checks with water-
front restaurants, marinas and bridges with no results.
Aug. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Sta-
tion Cortez received a report of a disabled 12-foot
power boat in Palma Sola Bay. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary vessel 23081036 responded and towed the
vessel to safe moorings.
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Reds continue to haunt local bay waters
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Although snook season has just started, it's the
redfish action that is the best bet this week. Reds are
starting to pack into schools on the flats, making them
good targets for wade and boat fishers alike. Offshore,
look for grouper and snapper action, and pier anglers
are reporting good catches of mackerel and those al-
ways-popular blue runners.
Bill at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching a lot of snook, some big red-
fish, mackerel, nice-sized drum and mangrove snapper.
Steve at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers there
are bringing in a lot of mackerel, jacks and blue runners.
Carol at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said
pier fishing features snook and reds.
Sue at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 70 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trips averaged 150 head of Key West grunts,
lane snapper and a few small grouper. The nine-hour
trips averaged 30 head of grouper, lane snapper, Key
West grunts and dolphin.
Bruce at Annies of Cortez Bait & Tackle said
fishing has been good with excellent reports of snook
reds, trout and flounder.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing good with snook in Palma Sola Bay,
nice-sized reds and a few flounder.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is fair to excel-
lent right now. He's bringing back limit catches most trips
out. Redfish action is also really hot right now.
Capt. Mark Bradow has also been working those
huge schools of reds right now, and he advises that if
you can't work your boat close enough to avoid spook-
ing 'em, try wading to the big spotties.
On my boat Magic we're finding that reds are in
their typical late-summer schooling pattern. The best
bet to catch them, we've found, is gold spoons, which
seem to work to bring in those 32-inchers we've been
landing. There's also good action on keeper snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya said redfish angling is the best bet
when linesiders aren't hitting, plus cobia and permit.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said redfishing is
where it's at right now, with limit catches coming back in
on almost every expedition. Offshore anglers are still re-
porting good catches of grouper and snapper, and trolling
fishers are doing and excellent job of catching dolphin,
wahoo and black fin tuna.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Learning center opens on
New Pathways Learning Center in Bradenton uti-
lizes a computerized educational therapy program that
goes beyond tutoring to correct the root cause of learn-
The learning center can help people of all ages,
from kindergarten to adult, and has experienced suc-
cess with Attention Deficit Syndrome, Dyslexia, learn-
ing disabled and at-risk individuals, as well as those
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Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has announced the top
producers for the month of August. Ed Boothe was the
top lister and Cindy Grazar was the top sales agent for
the Longboat Key office. Rebecca Smith was top lister
and top sales agent for the Holmes Beach office.
Rose Schnoerr was the top lister and seller at the
Island office of Neal & Neal, Realtors for the month of
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P Box 2150
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No reasonable offer refused on this lovely 5BR/4BA, split level
canalfront pool home. Handsome pine floors, vaulted ceilings
with skylights and fans, French doors, stone wood buying fire-
place and secluded office cupola with breathtaking views of
Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway. The ground level guest
quarters overlooks the sparkling 13 x 28 solar heated pool and
20' boat dock with electric davits. Priced at only $395,000 includ-
ing a Preferred One Year Homeowner's Warranty!
SUPER FAMILY POOL HOME
This immaculate, newly built quality home features 5 spa-
cious bedrooms, 3 full baths, airy vaulted ceilings with
fans, and a 27' heated, caged pool. The convenient great
room plan offers an all-white gourmet kitchen with handy
center island/breakfast bar, many graceful Paladin win-
dows and plush gray carpeting. Located only steps to the
beautiful north end beaches, this exquisite retreat is priced
at only $319,000.
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This enchanting 3BR/2BA deep canalfront home offers a pre-
ferred split bedroom design, 21 ft boat dock, and breathtak-
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window, eat-in kitchen and lovely seafoam wall to wall car-
peting in the living room. Secluded, quiet street and bright
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Schedule a live blood cell nutritional evaluation to
take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Brain Gym,
5340-F Gulf Dr., in Holmes Beach.
The evaluation will help determine if your vitamins
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A drop of blood will be analyzed under a micro-
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Longboat chamber to hold
two September events
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly "Nooner" on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at
the Holiday Inn Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., from noon to 1 p.m. The Longboat Key CD-ROM
will be the topic of discussion.
On Thursday, Sept. 19, the chamber will hold its
monthly Business After Hours meeting to be held on
the Seafood Shack Showboat from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a host bar will
be provided by the Showboat.
Reservations are required for both events. Call the
chamber at 387-9519 for reservations and the cost in-
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SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT
RESIDENCE with panoramic view. 3BR/3B, fire-
place in great room, 55' wraparound deck. Profes-
sionally landscaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan,
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,
BEAUTIFUL 3BR TOWNHOUSE. Eat-in kitchen,
combination living/dining rooms. 1BR/1B on first
floor. Master and second suite upstairs. Elevator,
40' slip on sailboat water. Workshop. $269,900.
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. #11680.
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 town house with den. End
unit, many upgrades. Tennis, biking. $129,900.
Traute Winsor, 727-7024. #13284.
ONE OF THE LAST LARGE BUILDABLE LOTS
located in a quiet area of Holmes Beach. Boat slip
included. Walk to the bay or beach. $84,900.
Daphne Lautz, 756-1423. #13676.
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Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. Beautiful,
furnished 2BR/2B. Lake view, 2nd floor. Washer/dryer.
Heated pool, tennis. $1,100 per month.
HOLMES BEACH. Newly renovated 2BR/2B, turnkey
furnished unit. Spectacular Gulf view. Available for sum-
mer and winter rentals. $600 weekly/$1,600 monthly.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
Island real estate sales
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/lbath 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.
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
PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE
A Shell's Throw From the Beach...
2BR/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
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HOLMES BEACH BAYVIEW 2 bedroom, 1 bath
home, Florida room, eat-in kitchen, carport, large lot,
boat dock with 2 slips, nice BAY VIEW, located on
quiet street. Priced at $129,900. Please call Carol R.
Williams 778-0777 or 778-1718 after hours.
BAY PALMS 2BR/2BA home on a deep water canal.
Split bedroom design, eat-in kitchen, open & bright
Florida room, covered patio. This well maintained Is-
land home sits on a large lot with several fruit trees.
$229,900. To see this home please call Marion
Ragni 778-1504 eves.
LOVELY 2 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront townhome with
loft (could be 3rd bedroom or den). Nature boardwalk
through the bird sanctuary at your back door. 2 master
suites, one with private balcony. All this for $126,000! Call
Judy Duncan at 778-0777 or 778-1589 eves.
CAPETOWN VILLAGE Stunning 2 story 3BR/2BA
home on a nicely treed lot. This almost new home has
ceramic tile throughout the first floor. Features include
family room, lanai, deck, 2-car garage, brick paver
driveway, community pool and best of all, no lawn care.
$168,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 22
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.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 45 North
Beach Village, a 1,536 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car el-
evated townhouse condo built in 1992, was sold 7/17/
96, Campbell to Lee, for $162,500; list unknown.
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DIRECT GULF FRONT
Anna Maria Island Club, most preferred on the Island. Two
bedroom, two bath, top floor end unit, turnkey furnished.
Heated pool, spa, sauna & elevator. $244,000. Lynn
ANNA MARIA LOCATION Two homes, side by side,
each 3BR/2BA. Built in 1995. Located one block from one
of Anna Maria's finest beaches. Features include vaulted
ceiling, overhead fans, southern exposure. Convenient loca-
tion. Priced from $185,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Waterview two bedroom, two bath
home on the Intracoastal Waterway. 100 x 100 ft. lot, garage,
carport, elevator, boat docks & more. Priced to sell at
$399,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
WATERWAY PENTHOUSE This 3BR/3BA top floor
unit in the Waterway condos offers expansive views of
Palma Sola Bay. The upgraded complex has heated pool,
tennis court, workout room, billiard room and boat docks.
Great location! Asking $159,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
ONLY STEPS TO BEACH 3BR/2BA turnkey furnished
home with view of the Gulf & only steps to the beach.
Inground heated pool, garage, nice size bedrooms & living
room. $164,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 94 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a bayfront 1,500 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1977, was sold 7/19/96, Raikes to Shack, for
$158,400; list unknown.
117 79th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 2bed/
2bath/lcp 884 sfla home built in 1946 on a 5,280 sf lot,
was sold 7/29/96, Anderson to Day, for $121,000; list
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 188 Runaway
Bay, a bayfront 2bed/2bath 1,114 sfla condo built in
1978, was sold 8/1/96, Pallandre to Kujawa, for
$127,000; list unknown.
202-206 56th St., Holmes Beach, an apartment
complex of 4,227 sf, four buildings including six rental
units with 10 bedrooms and a pool, built in 1956 on a
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 778-606
(800) 865-0800602 after hours
569-4602 after hours
GULFVIEW Elevator, extra stor-
age, parking beneath. Tiffany
condo, rarely offered. 2BR/2BA.
Offered at $185,000. #TDY15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 2BR/2BA
with lushly landscaped backyard,
enclosed lanai, garage. Well main-
tained, on dead end street.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units,
swimming pool, private beach.
North Holmes Beach location.
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ISLAND PARADISF,_. oGF2BR cpndo with panoramic Gulf
views. $289,OOC ~ 816Pg4Qrgla!ced motivated seller.
MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD ... open floor plan on Sarasota
Bay, pool with spa. Beautiful & spacious. $895,000. #KS66278.
KEY ROYALE ... 3BR/3BA with fireplace, fruit trees, pool & boat
dock with lift. $398,000. #KS63811.
ANNA MARIA ... lot with quality Key West style home and pool
under construction. 3BR/2BA. $295,000. #KS12245.
LONGBOAT KEY ... 3BR/2.5BA home with pool on canal with
Bay access. $295,000. #KS13327.
DUPLEX ... 2BR/1B CVA, oe.lck to beach. Long term
tenants. $159,d, cWbS139pEN c"o'
HOME ... 2BR/2BA with built-in Jacuzzi. Privacy fence and fruit
trees. $159,000. #KS13913.
200x117 lot, was sold 7/29/96, Gustavsen to Floreani,
for $275,000; list $289,000.
212 Archer Way, Anna Maria, a ground-level
1,144 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1966 on a
10,625 sf lot, was sold 8/1/96, Bowers to Hernandez,
for $140,000; list unknown.
2304 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
4bed/4bath 1,500 sfla duplex built in 1981 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 7/29/96, Mihm to Maines, for $120,000;
520 South Dr., Anna Maria, a two-story canalfront
6bed/4bath/lcar 2207 sfla home built in 1976 on a
6,600 sflot, was sold 7/30/96, Christiansen to Potts, for
$180,000; list $184,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. 1996, all rights reserved.
Owner will finance gulffront
condo that offers 2BR/2BA with
2-car garage. Seller will enter-
tain offers between $130,000-
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
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NEW LISTING *MVP
Seller will entertain offers between $650,000 $790,000. Direct
Gulffront. 4 units beautifully furnished, excellent income, con-
tract with large German travel agency. Walking distance to
stores and restaurants. Laundry room, outdoor shower, guest
bath and shower downstairs. Walk around the Island from this
super complex. #KSO00000.
TRIPLEX ... 3BR/1.5BA, 2BR/1BA and efficiency. Covered
parking, direct Gulffront on 2 lots. *MVP Seller entertains offers
between $650,000. $790,000. #KS14087.
TRIPLEX ... 3BR/1 BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1 BA close to the beach
-excellent rental history. $159,900. #KS13966.
GULF BEACH PLACE _-.f A excellent Gulfview condo
with sundeck and pdP ,0065pgb~tl.,
SANDY POINT CONDO 2BR/2BA. Immaculate, well appointed, turnkey furnished, well designed floor plan, light and
open. Bayfront complex with pleasing views. #13743. $98,900. Call T. Dolly Young, eves. 778-5427.
EARLY FLORIDA island get-a-way. 3 units with covered parking & deck to enjoy your sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico. #14087.
Seller will entertain offers between $650,000 $790,000. Call Karin Stephan, eves. 388-1267.
PALMA SOLA BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA remodeled home on deep water canal in desirable Flamingo Cay. 30' dock for your
boat and unrestricted access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico. #00000. Seller will entertain offers be-
tween $140,000 $170,000. Call Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758 anytime.
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Great Anna Maria location close to Bean Point.
3BR/2BA, enclosed parking for 4 to 6 cars, large
laundry/utility room, master bedroom 16 x 13
with walk in closet, luxury master bath and van-
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handicap ramp, pet doors, outdoor shower.
Quality construction and metal roof. All within
walking distance to beach.
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17' BOAT 1978, 115hp motor, trailer $2,900. Alumi-
num folding ladder, 16' $60. Six piece blonde dinette
set. $85. Three inside doors $10 each. Golf cart
HEAVY DUTY EXTENSION ladder, 20' $50. Large
patio chair with nylon pillows.$50. Call 778-7604.
NEW POWER RIDER exercise machine $165 OBO.
PREMIUM SEALY Posture Pedic mattress, box
spring and frame with consort wool pillow top. Like
new. $300 firm. 778-0306 eves.
POTTERY BARN COIR rug, burgundy, 9 x 12. $50.
SFive antique dining chairs $15 each. 778-9112.
KITCHEN TABLE & CHAIRS, dining table & chairs,
couch, 1960's TV console, casual chairs. Call 778-
5256 to 9 pm.
KENT CHINA SET Bali Hai pattern. 10 full place
settings and 7 serving dishes. $100 OBO. Call
778-5256 to 9 pm.
APPLIANCES WHIRLPOOL washer and dryer,
large capacity, heavy duty. Excellent condition. $340
for both. 778-3056.
OAK HEADBOARD & FRAME, king size $150. Oak
full size crib $45. Jenn-Aire stove, white $250. Ethan
Allan recliner chair, peach $150. 212 Oak Ave.
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FLEA MARKET Sat., Sept. 28,8 noon. Island Histori-
cal Museum parking lot, 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Door opens at 9 am. Sat., Sept. 14.
Twin Mattress, black & white TV, stereo cabinet, stair
stepper, toys, clothes, baby bouncer and more. 214
Sycamore Ave., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., Sept. 14, 9 2. Exercise bike $25.
Iron work table $20. Gas tanks, stand for repairing,
motor, bird bath, household, miscellaneous. 2715
Ave. C, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Thur., Sept. 12, 9 noon, Fri.
through Sun., Sept. 13 15, 9 2. Furniture, china,
quality to utilitarian. Last days. New items daily. 510
68th Street, Holmes Beach.
FOUND SMALL BIRD with red band around leg. For
information contact The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
LOST BLACK CAT no claws, bald patches around
neck. Last seen at 71st Street and Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Nice reward. 778-2085.
S "'DIAL" DEBBIE DIAL
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
Debbie Dial RM Gulfstream
LeasingMa 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager HOLMES BEACH, FL.
LIVE BLOOD CELL nutritional evaluation using dark
field microscope. $15 on September 14th. Call Brain
Gym at 778-5990.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
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.
BOAT DAVITS for rent. Phone 778-8582.
SAILBOAT 25' IRWIN with 9.9 Suzuki. Good condi-
tion. $5,000. Please call 778-7710.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.
Fresh mullet for sale!
ore than a mullet Wrapper
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100% Cotton $10 including state sales tax
Island Shopping Center 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
JUDY DUNCAN 'L m 5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach DARCIE DUNCAN
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG REALTORS a 778-0777 or 1-800-741-3772 REALTOR*, GRI
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"We Cover The Island"
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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!
REDUCEDII! OWNERS MOTIVATEDIll
S 2BR/1BA, carport and enclosed lanai. Two short blocks to the
beach. Very nice area of newer homes. Affordable Island liv-
ing can be yours for only $119,900.
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 GulIDrive PO 717.AaMari Ml, LR.4216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Create the City's only "mini-resort with investment in these three
duplexes located on west side of Gulf Dr. only 250 ft. from great
beach Beautifully maintained and excellent potential to receive
additional income. Call Marie Franklin for info and ideas! Owner
financing. Asking $650,000. By appt., 778-2259.
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A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
pool. Next to but not on a canal. Owner anx-
ious. $265,OOO. Now $255,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
Anna Maria Canalfront Home By Owner
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 $349,000 Please call 778-0217.
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24' CABIN CRUISER Thompson boat. Ford 302 /O,
totally upgraded. New carpet, upholstery, paint, refrig-
erator, stove, head. Engine completely overhauled.
Depth finder, compass. Great cruising boat must see.
Call Anja at 751-3303 or eves. at 792-1268. $6,999.
HELP WANTED'TT T-^--
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 available. Gallagher's Market,
TIP OF THE ISLAND need part time breakfast cook
and waitress. Apply in person or call 778-3909.
Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
[3 MLS oS 1-800-865-0800
OFFERS PRICE REDUCTION
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage.
2BR/2BA, gourmet kitchen,
Jacuzzi tub & more.
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,
owner 383-5543.AVON EARN MONEY for Christ-
mas. Full or part time. For information or to buy Avon
call 252-4687 pager.
MAINTENANCE PERSON Holmes Beach condo-
minium. Carpentry, plumbing, general exterior duties.
HOUSEKEEPER FOR small resort on Longboat
Key. Flexible hours, good pay. Call 383-2105.
ISLAND DUPLEX NEWLY REMODELED BAYFRONT DUPLEX
Best priced duplex on Island. In quiet neigh- With fabulous views, spacious floor plansand
borhood less than one block to great beach, a short walk to the beach. Decorator turnkey
East side seasonal rental. West side unfur- furnished 2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large
nished annual rental. $129,900. Call Ed deep water dock. Offered at $389,000. Call
Oliveira at 778-1751. Dave Moynihan at 778-7976.
SPANISH MAIN YACHT CLUB
Longboat Key 2BR/2BA detached villa, ap-
proximately 1,400 sq. ft. This furnished unit
offers marina, clubhouse, pool and deeded
beach rights. Offered at $110,000. Call
Mary Maciel or Betty Montgomery at 794-
3304 or 794-2246.
2BR/1 BA totally upgraded unit. New carpet,
breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low mainte-
nance fees. Priced at $99,900. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-1751. Also great value for a
second unit listed at $78,000. Call Suzanne
Georgia at 722-2246.
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ED OLVEIRALicened Ral Esate MRK REMELI
QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH CARE all phases. 20
years experience, excellent references. Nights avail-
able. Call 778-2085.
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.
RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
THE #1 RESIDENTIAL RESALE OFFICE IN MANATEE COUNTY!
Debbie Dial Yvonne Higgins Sandy Greinea Don Schroder Karen Schroder Barbara Turne
CALL ONE OF OUR ISLAND PROFESSIONALS TODAY!
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Here at Fran Maxon Real Estate we offer over 75 combined years
of knowledgeable service. We pledge our honesty, loyalty and
integrity! Trust has become a tradition at Fran Maxon Real Estate.
REMEMBER ... for all your real estate needs ...
we are your small town office ...
with big results.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
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Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
77f 1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778 3AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
SBuilding Restoration Water Damage
I 25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
MULCH STONE SHELL
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION
STATE LIC. & INSURED
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
- LOCKSMITH Pl.WTIMV
Gary F. Deffenbaugh by
Licensed-Bonded-Insured JE aine tDlenbaufA
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
Interior & Exterior
REKEY INSTALL MASTER
REKEY INSALL MAE Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594ASIS 778-5594 778-3468
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STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
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.
ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash re-
moval, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
EXPERIENCED CNA AVAILABLE for a variety of du-
ties. Cleaning, doctor appointments, shopping, private
care, errands. Call Robert for appointment. 778-5136.
REASONABLE RESPONSIBLE POOL care. It's our
business. Will handle all your pressure cleaning needs.
Please call Woodland's Quality Pool Care at 778-6742.
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.
NEVER WAX AGAIN Mobile polishing for your boat,
auto or aircraft. Protect your investment with a one
year company backed warranty. 778-5215.
WHITE GLOVE CLEANING "Let me clean it for you!"
10 years experience. Good references. Call 778-
2085. Leave message.
ISLAND CERTIFIED CNA 25 years experience will
care for your loved ones and more. References. Call
Paula at 779-1405.
WANTED HOUSES TO CLEAN! Weekly, biweekly.
Honest, dependable, reliable. Local resident. Call
778-1135 between 5 8 pm or leave message.
IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service. Is-
land pick-up and delivery. Smoke free environment.
References available. Phone 778-2085.
PERSONALIZED CLEANING SERVICE to suit your
needs, plus child care and cooking. Local references.
Call Lisa for estimate at 778-2234.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
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
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.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
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.
SEASONAL RENTAL beautiful view of sunrise/sun-
set on bay water beach. 3BR/2BA, garage, two story
balcony. Oct. -Apr. (941) 984-1764.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience
For Your Island Home Paint Needs
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Licensed / Insured
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ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
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
BARTON WEEKS Floor Care. Refinishing, restoration.
Terrazzo, marble, wood, tile. Since 1969. Call 779-1120.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191. 747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
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, pri-
vate lot and parking. $275 per week, includes phone
and cable. 778-2832.
STEPS TO BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer. $625 mo. Call 778-1345.
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, Realtor- 778-
0766 or 778-5427. The Prudential Florida Realty.
Island In-Home Consultations
Decor Free Estimates
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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 bed-
rooms, carport, w/d, storage. Reduced from $750 mo.
to $700 mo. annual. 778-8489 or (813) 784-3679.
SUN DECK OVERLOOKING GULF and steps to
shops, fine dining, beach, fishing pier. Private,
shaded, fenced yard. Pets OK. Large 1BR/1.5BA
plus 2 sleeping areas. Week/month/year starting at
$350 wk. or $795 mo.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA central heat/air, washer/dryer hook-
up, fenced yard, near beach. Pets, kids OK. Low utili-
ties. $750 mo. References, deposits. 778-7431.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA in North
Holmes Beach. Carport, washer, dryer. Ground level.
$650 mo. plus utilities. 1st, last, security. 778-5439.
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT 1BR/1BA unfurnished
apartment. Deck, boat dock, 1 block to beach. Also
two apartments poolside, off Island. Private, quiet.
FURNISHED 1 & 2BR apartments. Stones throw to
Gulf beach. Desirable Holmes Beach location.
Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA best view. 50'
to water. Private beach. Top floor master suite,
decks, patio, tropical gardens, unique. $3,000 mo,
$1,000 wk. 778-0990.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW 2BR penthouse on dead
end street along Gulf. Quaint but small. Dec. May,
$1,100 mo. plus utilities, $400 wk. 778-0990.
VACATION/SEASON Ocean ground floor cottage.
2BR/2BA, sleeps 6. $1,475 to $2,475 depending on
months. 778-4523 or 1 (800) 977-0803.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, 2 minutes to beach. Renovated.
$675. Call 778-4523.
VACATION SEASONAL 2BR/2BA, 2 minutes, to
beach. Remodeled, turnkey. $1,000 to $1,400 de-
pending on period. 1 (800) 977-0803.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT close to shopping and
beach. Call 778-7039.
SMALL FURNISHED EFFICIENCY $400 mo. plus
electric and security. No smoking or pets. Walk to
shopping center. Call 778-3906.
RESERVE A LITTLE BIT of paradise for this winter.
Spacious 2BR/1BA home. Modern kitchen, washer/
dryer, large screened porch, patio, gas grill, garage.
No pets. Also 1BR/1BA upstairs apartment steps
from beach. (813) 985-6765.
BEACH APARTMENT Nice 2BR/2BA duplex apart-
ment in Holmes Beach. Steps to beach and shop-
ping. $615 mo. plus last and security includes water.
No pets. 778-1259 or 778-0405.
ANNUAL ONE ROOM STUDIO steps to the beach.
$510 mo. includes all utilities plus phone and cable.
Deposit of $510 plus 1st mo. required. (813) 935-2968.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment.
New appliances, washer/dryer hook-up. Spotless.
$625 mo. 778-0217.
BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA home. 3BR/3BA in great
neighborhood. Big boat canal, steps to Gulf beach.
Annual $1,850 mo. Furnished $2,200 mo. 778-0217.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA elevated duplex
with garage. 2 blocks to beach. Adults only, no pets.
1st, last, security $650 mo. (813) 681-6750.
TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR condo. Bayfront,
pool, steps to beach. Available now. $550 mo. Call
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1 block to beach. Beauti-
ful 2BR/2BA duplex with storage and covered parking.
All appliances, washer, dryer. $775 mo. plus $1,000
security. No pets. 209E 71st Street. 778-9689.
WEEKLY, MONTHLY, ANNUAL rentals from $550
wk. Call Island Real Estate at 778-6066.
WANTED TO RENT Annual 3BR/2BA or large 2BR
starting Oct. 15 or Nov. 1. Mature married couple.
WANTED TO RENT/LEASE with possible option
buy. My master and I (2 yr. old Springer Spaniel) are
both quiet and clean. Need furnished accommoda-
tions at or near beach for 5 months beginning Dec.
1. Nice but not luxurious. Prefer Holmes Beach.
References available. Call collect (518) 624-5381
eves. or leave message.
HIDEAWAY COVE Perfect Bayview between
bridges. 1 block to beach. Nice, quiet, dead end
street. 1 st floor, 2BR, fully furnished with dock. 3 mo.
minimum. Annual for the right person/couple. Refer-
ences required. Also 2BR seasonal available. No
smoking or pets. (941) 778-7107.
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.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apartments,
4-units furnished. Large lot with pool. $449,000, by
owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced for quick sale. $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for
2BR ISLAND CONDO with garage. A rarely available
value for only $71,500. Near beach, close to every-
thing. Great Holmes Beach location. Contact Bar-
bara Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
HOME + APARTMENT easy walk to beach, 100 x
100 lot with room for pool or expansion. Turnkey fur-
nished. $181,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
FOR SALE BY OWNER on the Island. 2BR/2BA
home, vinyl siding, garage with paved driveway, new
roof, new central heat/air, French doors, fireplace, 2
decks, enclosed sun porch. $165,000. 778-6804.
PRICED REDUCED $214,000 Key Royale best buy.
Well maintained 2BR/2BA home on 70' wide canal.
Remodeled kitchen, open floor plan. Overlooks
caged pool. 2-car garage. Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones at Neal & Neal Realtors 778-6791.
BEST ANNA MARIA BUY! 2BR/2BA with guest quar-
ters. Updated. Large corner lot with trees. One block
to beach. Call 778-7980. Towne & Shore Realty.
LOTS OCEAN 150 ft. away with beach front ac-
cess. $175,000. Bayview direct, 50 x 100. $79,500.
Call 778-4523 or 1 (800) 977-0803.
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
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PREMIER NORTH POINT HOME
$595,000 4BR/5BA with office, den, family
room, formal dining room, vast storage, 2-car
garage, built for elevator. Dock w/electric &
water on deep canal. Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-2261 or 778-6791.
DEEP WATER CANAL $549,900 Custom
4 bedroom, 3 bath with vaulted ceilings,
lighted plant shelves. Spacious master suite
with Jacuzzi tub. Over 2,400 sq. ft. garage
area. Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931.
BAYFRONT CAGED POOL $395,000
3BR/2BA home with gorgeous view of
Intracoastal waterway. Pad & boat davits on
canal side. Cul-de-sac. Very private. Large lot.
Call Helen White 778-6956.
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PRIVATEER NORTH IN LONGBOAT KEY
CLUB $219,000 Direct Gulffront, 2 open bal-
conies, fourth floor, new appliances. Very attrac-
tive entry foyer. Pool, tennis, rec. room, library,
kitchen, private. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.
LUXURY GULFVIEW TOWNHOME ISLAND FOUR PLEX $340,000. 4 nice
$229,000 White sandy beach, also 10 Har-tru 2BR/1.5BA townhouses. Steps to beach. Private
tennis courts. Competition size luxury pool. courtyards 30 x 30 common sundeck on roof.
Elegant townhome. Location like a movie set. Units can be sold separately. Call Chard
Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. Winheim 778-6743.
NICE FAMILY HOME $89,500. Bradenton
3BR/2BA, family room, 1-car garage with auto-
matic door, sprinklers, large deck, fenced yard
& many upgrades. Call Bill Bowman 778-4619.
POINT WEST VILLA $66,900 2BR/2BA lo-
cated in a private community. Clubhouse, pool,
security system. Refrigerator, A/C, hot water
heater 1 year old. New screen porch. Call Paul
INVESTMENT MAKER $54,900 Close to
beaches. 2BR/2BA, pool, billiard, clubhouse, all
ages, pets OK. Approximate seasonal income
$1,200 mo. & $850 off season. Owner is moti-
vated. Call Donna Mosley 795-1218.
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDOS $135,500
2BR/2BA with double garage, eat-in kitchen.
Private screened room with nice view of water.
Pools, tennis & security guard. Call Janis Van
Steenburgh 778-2261 or 778-4796.
PERICO BAY CLUB $119,000 Lovely PERICO BAY 2-CAR GARAGE -
lakeside villa featuring tennis, nature trails and REDUCED $144,500 Professionally deco-
only two miles to Gulf beaches. Gated commu- rated, tile, marble floors, 2BR/2BA, glass enclosed
nity. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4891. lanai, water view, cul-de-sac, pools, tennis, putting
greens. Call Sandy Morgan 778-2261.
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