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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 26, 1996
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Mayor: Don't give up on bridge funding
By Pat Copeland
City officials must be aggressive in seeking funding
to replace the Key Royal Bridge even though response
from state and local agencies has been lukewarm, said
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner last week.
"Let's see what they're prepared to give us," he told
council. "We need to be firm and courteous and keep
pounding away. I think we are owed the support of the
state and county and I think we should fight for it."
Van Wagoner said he got "mixed signals" from
Florida Department of Transportation and Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization officials
at a recent Island transportation meeting where mem-
bers approved a resolution requesting that DOT and
MPO advance funding to replace the bridge.
"I was discouraged at the Island Transportation
Planning Organization meeting because the MPO staff
said they did not think it was their business to get into
funding for local bridges," Van Wagoner said.
"I have documents that the DOT and MPO consid-
ered this a fundable bridge (two years ago). What has
changed?" he asked.
VanWagoner said he found it interesting that DOT
spent $60,000 on a design plan for the bridge, which it
provided to the city. The design engineers have asked
for a meeting with city officials and a public hearing has
been scheduled in December on the design phase.
"You don't complete a design and hold public
hearings and think no one will build it," he stressed.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said the city
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Gator surprise on the beach, quick rescue
Wildlife officials say there are approximately 12 instances of gator sightings on Florida beaches each year. Chalk
up White Street between Anna Maria and Holmes Beach for such an event. After cruising the beach for a while, the
reptile was corralled by Deputy Sheriff Steve Ogline and turned over to animal control officers. These photos were
provided to The Islander Bystander by Pam Mann, a guest at Lay-By Resort, from Sutherland Va.
Gator shocks beachgoers
A lady came running up to the Lay-By Resort and
asked us to call for help. "There's a gator on the beach.
Call somebody quick," she said to Rick Wright of
Wright grabbed his video camera and rushed out to
find the five-foot-plus alligator swimming in shallow
waves. With camera rolling, he captured the gator com-
ing out of the water, strolling up the beach and return-
ing to the surf twice before Manatee County deputies
arrived to capture it.
Wright, a railroad employee staying at Lay-By Re-
sort with his family from Tennessee, captured five min-
utes of film and a spot on WFLA-TV (channel 8) with
his remarkable video. TV reporter Rod Challenger
came to Lay-By and copied Wright's film and then
spent the day on Anna Maria looking around.
By afternoon, he had decided to do his report for
the 5:30 news broadcast live from Cafe on the Beach
at the Manatee Public Beach.
He stopped at the newspaper office seeking help to
locate a video copy of "Jaws." Challenger wanted to
use the music from the movie for background. And he
asked about other gator sightings on the beaches here.
We referred him to Joe Hutchinson, owner of Beach-
Style Boutique in Anna Maria, who had shared just such
an encounter with us. The brief on-air interview didn't
include the "meat" of Hutchinson's story which he
remembered from age three 40 years ago.
Hutchinson said his older brothers were swimming in
the Gulf when they saw a log floating in the surf. As they
swam out to play on the log, it rolled over and swam away.
Excited, they ran to tell the grown-ups. Hutchinson
said a group of 10 or so adult men quickly gathered on
the beach with pistols and shotguns. They brought
whatever they had and he remembers one of them
counting to three signaling to fire and everyone
shot at the 10-foot alligator.
This week's gator surprise had a more pleasant
outcome. Sheriff s deputies report they turned the gator
over to wildlife officials who returned it to a more natu-
Wright said the officials who captured the gator
speculated that a bullet wound under the gator's jaw,
apparently from a.22-caliber, had disoriented him and
sent him out the mouth of the Manatee River.
They told Wright that the gator could survive in
saltwater but would seek fresh water to drink which
may be what brought him up on the beach.
Wright also learned that the gator could probably
run faster than a quarter horse for a short stretch and
the crowd of spectators was pretty lucky he didn't take
"He's just the right size to take a hand or a foot,"
one official told Wright.
Suhre resigns from Bradenton Beach Council
Islanders vote Tuesday
on airport authority post
Voters elections officials predict only a hand-
ful will go to the polls Tuesday to select a represen-
tative to the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority.
No one received a majority of votes in the Sept. 3
primary election to represent the District 4 seat, spur-
ring a runoff election between incumbent Greg Young
and challenger Christina Donnolo Oct. 1.
It is the only race on the ballot for Islanders and one
of only two races county-wide. Voters in northeastern
Manatee County will select a county commission candi-
date between incumbent John Gause and Amy Stein.
The sparse ballot is expected to translate to a small
turnout of voters, according to elections officials, who fear
less than 10 percent of the voters will cast a vote.
Cost of the airport authority election is about $60,000.
In an effort to defray that cost, Donnolo suggested toss-
ing a coin to determine the winner. Young demurred, stat-
ing that it was up to the voters to choose their representa-
tive on the authority, not to luck of the draw.
Candidate profiles for Donnolo and Young are
listed on page 3.
Nagging health problems have caused Dick Suhre
to resign from the Bradenton Beach City Council.
Suhre, 64, underwent surgery last month to remove a
cancerous tumor on one of his lungs. Doctors were able
to successfully remove the cancerous tissue, but an infec-
tion and double pneumonia have slowed his recovery.
"This was not an easy decision for me," Suhre
wrote in a brief letter to the council. "This decision took
a great deal of thought and careful consideration, and
is a result of my honest desire to serve the city of
Bradenton Beach in the most appropriate manner."
Council members accepted with regret Suhre's res-
ignation. The council agreed to make a decision Oct. 3
either to appoint a representative from Suhre's ward to
fill his term until the December election or to maintain
the council at four members until the city's voters make
To date, two residents have indicated a desire to fill
the vacant seat on the council: former Planning & Zon-
ing Board member Dick Cloutman and Planning &
Zoning Board member Dan Goodchild.
Suhre was appointed to the city council in May
1994 to fill the Ward 1 seat of Jack Charlton, who
moved out of the city. He was re-elected subsequently.
Suhre and his wife, Eileen, have been residents of
Bradenton Beach since 1987.
"The love and concern that I have for this city will
not change, and I'm proud to have had the opportunity
to be a part of the city council for the past 27 months,"
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Opinions ...................... ..... ............. 6
Those W ere the Days ................................. ... 7
Stir-it-up .......................................... 14
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 21
Crossword puzzle....... ................................... 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
i] PAGE 2 N SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria drainage projects top $200,000
By Frank Cunningham readers concerning the $229,000 being spent by the
Islander Reporter City of Anna Maria Island on seven drainage projects
Are competitive bids required for drainage since work began in July.
projects? Public Works Director Phil Charnock said no com-
That's the question most often asked by Islander petitive bids are required by Florida statute unless the
Anna Maria City drainage projects
* Humpback Bridge at
North Bay Boulevard
* Crescent Street &
* Crescent Street
Bridge to Gladiolus
* Magnolia Avenue
* Rose Street
* Rose Street Paving
* Spring Avenue from
Tarpon Avenue North
* Pelican Avenue
($120 per hour)
Paid Date /Amount
project would cost in excess of $125,000, and all the in-
dividual projects are under $125,000.
Larry Coleman, a Florida Department of Manage-
ment Services spokesman, said municipalities are gov-
erned by Florida Statute 287 which requires no bidding
for construction projects under $200,000. Coleman said
a city must have a legitimate reason to divide one
project into several.
Asked whether he has reviewed the drainage pro-
posals, Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye said he had
Dye said, "You've got the cart before the horse
here because I won't research the bidding question
unless I am asked to by Mayor Chuck Shumard."
Shumard said, "These are merely maintenance
projects which require no bidding."
In 1995, the city embarked on a $500,000 five-year
drainage plan after the Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District did an Island-wide pilot study on
flooding problems. The study serves as a model for
other west coast communities with similar problems.
City Commissioner Elaine Burkly said, "This
drainage problem was certainly something we had to
do as soon as possible. It is being done. If it could or
should have been done differently, I don't know."
Meanwhile, Swiftmud engineer Chuck Hataway
said he would inspect the projects this week to deter-
mine if the work is exempt from permitting. Hataway
said the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion asked him to make the inspections.
New outfalls and pipelines have been constructed
at two of the sites which Shumard said are "just an
addition to the existing stormwater system." Charnock
said the projects are exempt from permitting because
no new construction is ongoing.
The Anna Maria Island Community Pool Commit-
tee has formed to explore the possibility of developing
a community swimming pool. Committee members are
currently gathering information and data and have col-
lected the signatures of 500 interested residents.
The group's mission is "to assist in the creation of
a self-sustaining community pool that functions in the
community interest, adds to the public safety and adds
to the quality of life of the residents and the guests of
Anna Maria Island."
Residents are invited to attend monthly meetings
of the group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. The first meeting is slated for
Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Residents are also invited to re-
spond in writing to POOL, P.O. Box 1564, Holmes
Beach, FL 34218.
Residents warned against
speeding over bridge
Drivers traveling over the Key Rcyale Bridge are
not obeying the speed limit and he is putting them on
notice, said Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner.
If the problem continues, the city plans to install stop
signs, flashing lights and/or speed bumps.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
should "forget building a new city hall and fix the
bridge," if the state won't pay for it.
"The bridge belongs to the city," she pointed out. "We
should fix it and try to get the money retroactively. It could
take years to get the money and if the bridge falls down,
there's a major liability if someone gets killed or hurt. This
is our responsibility for the safety of the residents."
"If it comes to a choice between city hall and the
bridge, there is no question that we must fix the
bridge," Council Chairman Luke Courtney said.
He also noted, "We, as taxpayers, have paid $500,000
for a seawall on Longboat Key and $250,000 for drainage
on Siesta Key. Why don't we get our share? They said
yesterday there isn't any money and we should find alter-
native funding, but I don't believe that."
He said the Key Royale Bridge is 20th on the MPO
list of projects, fifth or sixth on the district DOT list and
39th on the state DOT list.
Fire district gives truck to Duette volunteers
From left Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price hands the keys to the district's 1968pumper truck to Chief Barry
"Bear" Veysey of the Duette Volunteer Fire Department. Veysey wrote after learning the district was getting rid of
the truck. He said his volunteers were desperate for a truck and offered a bid of $ for the pumper. Duette is sup-
ported by donations and receives no tax dollars. After hearing the plea, Anna Maria fire commissioners voted to
sell the truck for the offered amount. Price said the $1 bill was signed by all the Duette volunteers and the district
willframe it along with a photo of the truck. Islander Photo: Courtesy Anna Maria Fire District.
Key Royale Bridge replacement
funds not yet forthcoming
By Paul Roat
"Build the bridge yourself!"
Although not carved in stone and in no way fi-
nalized, that statement was the assessment many
Holmes Beach residents received at the conclusion
of Monday's Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization meeting on potential funding
sources for the crumbling Key Royale Bridge.
MPO Chairman and Manatee County Commis-
sioner Joe McClash instructed staff of the regional
transportation planning group to investigate the po-
tential for funding replacement of the bridge, esti-
mated at $1 million. The matter is expected to come
back before the MPO Oct. 28.
McClash did inquire of Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob VanWagoner as to how the city was spending
the one-cent sales tax revenue, though, hinting that
perhaps the city should look to those funds as a way
to pay for bridge replacement rather than using fed-
eral or state dollars.
"Holmes Beach will have to determine a course
of action," McClash said. "I'm asking you to re-
evaluate your capital improvements program to
fund the bridge replacement if we [MPO] can't."
MPO member and Manatee County Commis-
sioner Stan Stephens also asked VanWagoner about
using sales tax revenue for the bridge replacement.
Other MPO members were silent on the matter.
VanWagoner said speed limits and weight re-
strictions were in place to add to the life of the
bridge, and "no one expects the aging bridge to fall
in the water, but the clock is ticking louder than it
has been in the past" to replace the span.
The bridge, built in 1950, is the only route the
700 residents on Key Royale have to enter or leave
their community. Holmes Beach officials have
spent $630,000 since 1985 to repair the span.
Bridge inspectors last month rated the bridge
at 10.3, with 100 being a "perfect" bridge and 1
being highly unsafe.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 0 PAGE 3 1-3
Outdoor dining ordinance goes to planners
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council last week sent a
proposed ordinance to allow outdoor dining in the city
to the planning commission for review.
The ordinance will allow dining on open or out-
door patios, decks, porches, courtyards, gardens or
similar areas under the following conditions:
The consumption of alcoholic beverages is pro-
The present allowable capacity for the restaurant
shall not be increased.
Within one hour after closing time of the restau-
rant, all tables must be brought inside the main portion
of the restaurant unless the tables are anchored in a
manner which would meet hurricane safety standards.
Physical barriers which would either block pub-
lic pedestrian right of way or adversely impact public
access on right of way are prohibited.
Outdoor entertainment, loud speakers and an-
Candidate profiles for District 4
Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority
Donnolo, 56, said she "was concerned about the
downward trend of our airport. We need a strong facil-
ity to ensure the growth of the area, keeping in mind the
concerns and safety of the airport neighbors and all
other citizens of Manatee County."
She said she would be a "hardworking, dedicated
Chambers host red tide
seminar Oct. 3
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce will join with the Longboat Key and Siesta
Key Chambers to host a red tide seminar on Thurs-
day, Oct. 3, at the Lido Beach Holiday Inn, 233
Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota.
The two-hour symposium starting at 8 a.m.
will focus on the economic impact of red tide and
possible solutions to stemming it in area waters.
Featured speakers are Sarasota Convention
and Visitors Bureau Director Larry Marthaler,
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Director Larry White and restaurateur Ed Chiles.
Sarasota County Administrator John Wesley
White will speak on government's participation in
cleaning the beaches after red tide outbreaks.
Reservations for the $10 breakfast may be
made by calling the Chamber, 778-1541.
public servant who will do all that is humanly possible
to keep our airport a valuable asset. One person cannot
do it all, but it is with cooperation, not confrontation,
that our airport authority can work well together to
achieve our goals."
Donnolo has said better marketing of the airport
will increase use of the facility.
She is a retired businesswoman who has been co-
owner of a flying club based at the airport. Donnolo
was also a co-owner of Econo Pro Termite and Pest
Control. She is married and has one grown son.
Incumbent Young, 37, is seeking his second term
on the airport authority. He-is advocating continuity as
a basic tenet in his campaign.
"I intend to ensure the safety and comfort of the trav-
eling public while maintaining the highest level of service
for the least possible cost," Young said. He said finding
ways to increase airlines while cutting costs to passengers
is a key element in the future success of the airport.
"Ours is a specialty airport that offers conve-
nience," he said.
Young has a B.A. degree from the University of
California in Santa Barbara. He was formerly a person-
nel and public relations executive with Atlantic
Richfield Co., and Allied-Bendix Aerospace Corp.
Young is married and has one stepson.
nouncement systems are prohibited.
All lighting shall be shielded to insure that im-
pacts on neighboring properties are avoided.
In a letter to council, City Attorney Patricia Petruff
noted, "The restrictions...will effectively prohibit out-
door dining in all but a few limited circumstances.
Further, some of the standards...are subjective in nature
and may require additional clarification."
Petruff said she reviewed similar ordinances in other
cities which consider outdoor dining a special exception
use. She suggested council consider that alternative.
"If it's a special exception, it would require restau-
rant owners to make application to council," Council
Chairman Luke Courtney explained. "That's not a bad
thing, but it leaves it open for discrimination on the
Anna Maria City
9/30, 6:15 p.m., Citizens' Advisory
10/1, 7 p.m., Council work session on text
amendments to land development code
10/2, 1 p.m., Employee Manual Review
10/3, 7 p.m., Council meeting
9/27, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
10/1, 7 p.m., Council meeting
9/26, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic Asso-
ciation, Bradenton Beach City Hall
9/26, 7:30 p.m., EMS Study Committee, Fire
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
10/3, 8 a.m., red tide seminar hosted by
Anna Maria, Longboat Key and Siesta Key
chambers, Holiday Inn-Lido Key, 233 Ben
Franklin Drive, Lido Key. Cost: $10
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I'B PAGE a SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Bradenton Beach taxes drop; services up
By Paul Roat
With pencils sharpened to needle points,
Bradenton Beach City Council members achieved the
near impossible adoption of a budget for next year
that reduces taxes while increasing services.
Council members last week unanimously approved
a revenue and spending plan that calls for property
taxes to be at the lowest rate in six years. Millage rate
for residents for fiscal year 1996-97 is 2.5954, down
from the 1995-96 rate of 2.8034. A mill is $1 for ev-
ery $1,000 of assessed value of property.
The city's property tax rate is the lowest city tax
rate since fiscal year 1990-91.
Much of the reason behind the no-tax-increase
budget is due to the one-cent sales tax revenue the city
ahead on complex
By Pat Copeland
The next step in its quest for a new city hall was
approved last week when the Holmes Beach City
Council agreed to spend $50,000 for final plans.
Council must have the final design in order to send
the project out for bid and Council Chairman Luke
Courtney said it will take Architect H. Patterson
Fletcher about four months to draw up the plans and 60
to 90 days for the bid process.
The building site is near the Island Branch Library.
The building will straddle 58th Street and face Marina
Drive, with parking in the front and rear. A three-car
police garage is in the rear.
The total project cost is $1,280,641. The building
project, estimated at $1,226,762, includes site work, park-
ing lots, landscaping and irrigation, building construction
and expenses. Other costs include $53,879 for the public
works maintenance garage and vehicle storage, ball field
restrooms and demolition of the police department.
"I thought we were only going to discuss the plans
for the building," Councilwoman Billie Martini pro-
tested. "There is a large group of people who are con-
cerned about the layout. The first city complex was
priced at $1,197,107 and that was ridiculous. Now it's
priced at $1,280,641 and it's still ridiculous."
Martini said the city should shelve the plans and
bring the present building up to the standards required
by the American with Disabilities Act. She said the
money should be spent on drainage, replacement of the
Key Royale Bridge and bike paths.
Fletcher's wife, Anita, did some quick calculations
and said the cost is only $9,500 more for the new design.
Resident Don Schroder, a real estate agent, said a
bayside home on Key Royale costs $450,000 to $1.6 mil-
lion and is "nowhere near the city hall in square footage.
This is the first time I've seen an architect come up with
this kind of detailed plan, including the landscaping and
all the other ancillary costs. I think he should be congratu-
lated. It's been four years. Get on to the next step."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked council to
hold a work session on how the city will pay for the
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 1995-96.
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 living adjustments.
One of the benefits of the budget is about $23,000
that Kaufmann said could be used for citywide beau-
tification projects. One of the first priorities of the
beautification efforts may be the addition of palm trees
and "Welcome" signs at the three entrances to the city.
Future work could include adding benches and land-
scaping at the ends of streets along the bay and Gulf.
A fine of the times
Motorists will face a $72.50 fine if theyfail to stop for pedestrians in two newly marked crosswalks at 45th
and 65th Streets and Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. More crosswalks are planned for the near future. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland
Calling all Holmes Beach businesses
By Michelle Timpanaro
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
inviting all businesses located on Holmes Beach to take
part in an event which is sure to get your business boo-
The Chamber will host the first "Halloween Trail
of Treats" will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to
6 p.m. This event will provide a safe environment for
Island children to trick-or-treat, while giving mom and
dad the opportunity to check out the local shops.
The event will begin at the Chamber office, where
each child will be given a map indicating all participat-
ing businesses along a "trail."
As coordinator of the event and executive director
at the Chamber, Mary Ann Brockman claims that the
purpose of this event is to promote community involve-
ment. The Chamber is working hand-in-hand with
Anna Maria Elementary to design a safe, convenient
route for young trick-or-treaters to follow. "It is our
hope to get as many local businesses as possible to
participate," said Brockman.
In addition to the "trail map," the Chamber will
conduct a costume contest, awarding prizes donated by
local businesses and organizations.
If you are interested in participating in this event
as a sponsor or volunteer contact Brockman at 778-
1541, or stop by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, during
regular business hours.
Great day for MDA
The recent fundraiser held for the Muscular Dystro-
phy Association at the Buccaneer Inn Restaurant and
Marina, Longboat Key, raised $5,000 for the organi-
zation. Brooke Bennett, Olympic gold medal winner
in the 800-meter freestyle, was in attendance the last
evening of the event. Bennett, who is from Plant City,
visits Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key from
time to time. Bennett, center, is all smiles as Tom
Hires, left, and Kim Jensen, right, proprietors of the
Buccaneer Inn, present her with a special cake
decorated to offer their congratulations for the fine
job she did in Atlanta. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Buccaneer Inn Restaurant and Marina
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 0 PAGE 5 ID3
Charter board dumps its own proposals
By Pat Copeland
In a move certain to be headed to the city attorney
for an opinion, the Holmes Beach Charter Review
Commission failed to adopt its proposed revisions to
the city charter last week.
What appeared to be a routine meeting to approve
the recommended changes drawn up by the city attor-
ney, was turned upside down by the surprise vote of
three board members. Any changes must be approved
by a vote of four of the five members.
A motion was made and seconded to send the re-
visions to city council for approval. Member Jim Bell
voted no and read the following statement:
"I have made no secret of the fact that I am firmly
of the opinion that the council-manager form of gov-
ernment is the most appropriate for the City of Holmes
Beach. Nor have I made a secret of the belief that the
voters should have the opportunity to say yea or nay to
the idea of a city manager.
"Frankly, I think it's silly to clutter up a ballot with
two or three pages of insignificant issues that, if
adopted, won't change the governmental structure of
Holmes Beach one iota. I believe it is within the author-
ity of our city council, by resolution or otherwise, to
place on our city ballot a referendum question giving
the voters a chance to say yes or no to a council-man-
ager form of government."
Bell said if the voters approved a city manager
Changes approved by the Holmes Beach
Charter Review Commission at previous meet-
ings failed to gain a consensus for the November
The council shall hold a special meeting im-
mediately following the swearing in of newly
elected city council members. The council chair-
person and vice chairperson shall be elected by the
council at the special meeting. Previously, the
above was done at the first regular meeting of the
An addition was made to criteria for forfei-
ture of office stating that council members and
the mayor must maintain residency within the
city during their terms of office.
No elected officer's salary or unaccountable
form of government, he would be willing to work with
the commission to draft a new charter.
Members Betty Hill and Bill Saunders also voted no,
and members Joy Courtney and Bob Jorgensen voted yes.
"I'm disappointed," said Courtney. "There's a lot
of work here. The intent is to improve upon the char-
ter to work as an outline of government. Our changes
will go absolutely nowhere."
expenses shall be increased during his or her current
term of office. The word current was added.
The addition of city treasurer and removal
of city prosecutor on the list of employees that are
appointed, removed or suspended by the mayor.
The addition of "which do not conflict with
the mayor's charter role" at the end of the follow-
ing: The mayor shall perform other duties as are
specified in this charter or may be required by the
The mayor, with the annual approval of
council, shall appoint a city attorney who shall be
member of the Florida Bar in good standing. The
word annual was added.
Several grammatical changes were made
which would not appear on the ballot.
"The changes didn't amount to a hill of beans," re-
plied Hill. "We're saving the city a bunch of money, too."
"If we had done anything of significance to improve
or change this charter, I would vote yes," Saunders said.
"There's all these little housekeeping things, and I don't
think it's worth going through the procedure."
"It's a shame to think this board can't accomplish
something unless we completely change the form of
government we have," Courtney said.
"You can start a petition (for a referendum),"
Jorgensen added. "This minimizes all our efforts, and
it doesn't look good to people attempting to serve on
other bodies like this."
Following the meeting, Mayor Bob VanWagoner
said he would consult the city attorney on questions
raised by the action including adjourning the meeting
before taking comments from the audience and media
or disbanding the commission.
Courtney said each change was approved by a
majority of the board members during their earlier
meetings. She asked how this was affected by the ac-
tion of voting down the changes collectively.
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It's the method
It's not that we don't want to see drainage prob-
lems solved on the Island or in Anna Maria. We do. It's
essential to everyone who lives and works on an Island
that averages four feet above sea level.
Last week we reported that numerous drainage re-
pair jobs were taking place in Anna Maria. We couldn't
tell you how much those jobs would cost the residents
because we couldn't get an answer on that from Pub-
lic Works Director Phil Charnock.
We couldn't get a look at the files. Charnock only
makes appointments two days a week not in time for
our deadline. The mayor didn't show up for his ap-
pointment. The city clerk couldn't provide records. We
waited four days to achieve a look at the files and
only then by appealing to the city attorney.
By this time, we suspected public works might
cover their tracks with post-dated bids and contracts.
We thought that was the worst that could happen.
Were we ever wrong.
For more than $229,000 worth of drainage projects
since July, there still are no contracts and no competi-
tive bids. No other bids or proposals only propos-
als and invoices from one company.
Meanwhile, Charnock took three bids for a $2,500
tree-trimming job and approved work by a contractor
with no business license, no certificate of insurance and
no workmen's compensation. The bargain job cli-
maxed with a felled tree over a power line, a downed
power pole, four blown transformers and power yanked
from the junction box at one residence. We fear the cost
for those damages will fall on the city as a result of
Charnock's irresponsible action.
Why no bids for the drainage work? we asked.
Florida statutes don't require bids for work under
$125,000 is the pat answer.
Why no permits for the additions and new outfalls
in Lake LaVista? We don't need them was the answer.
So we ask, if the city were to pave all the streets in
the city and the total cost was to be $130,000, but each
street costs only $2,000 and the same contractor did
all the work would these qualify as separate
Does this meet the intent of the state law? We've
learned many cities set much lower bid limits.
Sure the residents want the drainage problems
solved. Who wouldn't. But at what cost to the city
and the environment? And without necessary permits
from regulating agencies?
What we see is a building official who
overzealously enforces rules on others and sets himself
above the law.
Shame on Anna Maria commissioners and the
mayor for burying their heads in the sand.
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Anna Maria should not
put drain on reserves
This is in response to your editorial in the Sept. 12
issue of the Islander.
I strongly support the decision for drainage and road
repair in lieu of community center and Anna Maria City
parking for the following reason:
Drainage and road repair are necessities which di-
rectly support all the city residents, while parking lots only
partially support residents. If the community center re-
quired additional parking, and it does during the season,
then all three cities which it supports should pay for it.
I also support the decision not to withdraw $124,800
from an interest-bearing account for bike paths for the
1. What guarantee is there that it will be repaid? Po-
litical expediency makes money disappear and three years
is along time.
2. What if there is a disaster requiring the entire re-
serve? You could say that my house is under water but I
have these great bike paths, which are also under water.
3. I have no idea what interest the city earns on its
accounts, but at a modest 5 percent over three years equals
Finally, your attack on the public works director was
unwarranted. As a former contracting officer with the U.S.
Navy, with signature authority to $10 million and over 28
years' experience, I have found that if you followed all the
rules to the letter, let alone intent, it would take years to
let a contract.
I would much prefer to be able to contact him on a
matter falling within the purview of his many responsibili-
ties, than hearing that he is tied up for weeks in litigation
on a bid protest.
Ronald Pepka, Anna Maria City
Beach chamber is not
a 'field, of dreams'
I cannot believe the Anna Maria Chamber of Com-
merce could even think of beach land for a new facil-
Isn't the beach one of the Island's prime locations?
This is not the "field of dreams" where "build it
and they will come," but "built it and there will be
less space for us to come to."
There should be nothing more on the beach except
Alpheus Norman II and Alpheus Norman III,
Normandy Beach, N.J.
Longboat wishes Islander's
Congratulations Frank Cunningham on your new
position with The Islander Bystander!
We were glad to hear that you are going to continue
to report in the area.
Griff Roberts, Manager, Town of Longboat Key
Entrepreneurs yes, residents no
in Bradenton Beach?
I read the Islander Bystander Sept. 5 editorial and
had to laugh. You expressed hope that the Bradenton
Beach City Council would ask for a study to determine
if Allan Bazzy's new 80-seat restaurant would increase
traffic in the area.
You would have more hope for council action if
they were requested to study the affects of red tide and
actually come up with a solution to prevent this incom-
Much like the "tide," citizens witness outbreaks for
Bradenton Beach Marina expansion during summer
months when few property owners are in town to wit-
ness the event.
As most of us are aware, there is no protection
from the ocean algae; however, the law does allow pro-
tection to property owners from inharmonious activi-
ties in their community.
I attempted to express this fact to the Bradenton
Beach Planning & Zoning board by way of written
comments submitted on my behalf, and did so again
before the city council meeting Sept. 12. Sadly, I'm
aware that the Bradenton Beach Marina will be permit-
ted to expand even more by way of the 80-seat restau-
It appears that the city government views residen-
tial living as an incompatible activity to local business
Larry Hinds, Bradenton Bea!:
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 3, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
While Private Clair Jones waited to go overseas his thoughts were about his
family back home. Left is "kid sister" Kathleen boating with a friend and the
The news from Europe in the sum-
mer of 1917 scared the American
people. The Germans were driving to-
wards Paris. Their U-boats were taking
a dreadful toll on Allied ships, including
American transports. And German air-
ships were bombarding London.
Where were the Yanks? The first
American detachments had landed in
France in June but so far had not faced
the Germans on the battlefield. The Brits
and the Frenchmen welcomed American
money and supplies, it appeared, but
weren't eager to have the doughboys
next to them in the trenches.
Private Arthur St. Clair Jones of
Anna Maria Key, who had joined the
army in April, was still drilling under
the broiling sun in the red clay fields of
Georgia in July. This letter to his mother
shows his frustration:
July 8, 1917: I've been trying to get
a chance to write for a week. But we
have had a strenuous time and I haven't
had a minute to myself till today. The
weather here has been fierce. Very hot,
and heavy rains every day. The mosqui-
toes have been so bad that for several
nights we hardly got any sleep at all.
Now that they have issued us mosquito
bars things are a whole lot better, but I
will be glad when we are moved from
here. We have been here longer than I
Yesterday I received your letter
with the Kodak pictures enclosed. I cer-
Air raids on London by German
Zeppelins in 1917 demoralized Britons
and alarmed Americans who wondered
when U.S. troops would go into action
and get the war over with.
tainly was glad to get them. Miss
Chiquita [Clair's dog] looked very
happy. And so did you. Kathleen
[Clair's sister] in her haymaker's hat
looks like a thin picture of Aunt Polly.
Somehow I think that Kathleen and I
never will be heavyweights. But fat or
lean, I generally feel just about the
We have had no pay day yet, and
we don't know why it is they delay so.
It is hard even to get stamps now. And
tobacco is at a premium.
Enclosed for Kathleen is a noble
picture of my company. I am on the
end, like the comedian at the Minstrel
Show. We had just finished a 12-mile
march and I think we look pretty good
There is very little news. My little
Edith [his fiancee in Canada] still loves
me and writes nice letters to her rag-
time soldier man. She is working hard
and is greatly worried about me and the
war. Harry Nicholson, her sister
Alice's brother-in-law, was killed
"over there" last week. And after her
friend's sweetheart was killed-why it
seems to Edith that everyone who goes
over gets killed.
But Clair won't. Believe me.
The old Key must look very nice.
How are the mosquitoes now? I guess
they are pretty fierce as they surely are
here. But taking it all around Fort
Screven is not such a bad camp though
I am rather tired of it. I hope that when
I get to my regular company I will get
along as well as I have here. I'm squad
leader and acting corporal-Supreme
Judge of the Kangaroo Court. What
more honors can I win?
I hope you are not working too
hard, Mother. For heaven's sake if you
must take in boarders, remember grub
has gone up and set prices accordingly.
The people in Miami used to stick ev-
erybody. So why not you?
Thank Sister Jerome [the Sisters of
the Holy Names in Tampa had a retreat
house on Anna Maria] for being good
to Chiquita. Tell her I will bring her
something from Berlin, if it's only a
Next: On the drill field
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Holmes Beach mayor seeks change in Sunshine Law
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner is seeking
a relaxation of Florida's Sunshine Law.
The legislation, officially known as Government-
in-the-Sunshine, states that the public must be notified
of all government meetings, all government business
must be conducted in the open and all government
records must be open to public inspection.
"I went to the Florida League of Cities policy com-
mittee on ethics and got them to accept taking a look
at modifying the Sunshine Law interpretations to allow
fact-finding meetings of small advisory committees
and boards (without public notice and participation),"
VanWagoner explained to council last week.
He said the requirements of the law scare away
many potential volunteers for city boards and commit-
tees and create extra work for the city, which must staff
the meetings and take minutes.
"People will not volunteer," he noted. "They say
they're bamboozled by all the things they have to do.
A law that was meant to bring serious business into the
Sunshine is keeping business from being done."
VanWagoner pointed out that boards such as the
planning commission or charter review commission
should not be excluded from the provisions of the Sun-
shine Law. Nor would meetings of the advisory boards
when they are ready to make recommendations.
"I'm talking about when they're trying to get
started and do research and come back to somebody's
kitchen table and report what they found before they
get into a formal exercise," VanWagoner said.
He said other officials have voiced similar views.
Anna Maria Island Privateers met Pierette
Kelly, executive director of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, for an annual gift
of hard-earned dollars to kid's programs at
the Center. Kelly accepted $2,000 from Pete
Calcatera, left, with John Swagger, Rick
Maddox, Will Stokes and Norm McElvey
looking on. The money was earned through-
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Since Greg Young has been on the Authority, the
flight and passenger count has been in a steady
decline. Several airlines have terminated operations
at the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport.
The airlines have to make up any revenue
shortfall due to airport management. These airlines
will not renew that agreement in 1999 if revenues
continue downward, leaving Manatee taxpayers with
the airport financial burden.
Greg Young was on the Finance Committee
during the derivatives fiasco when the airport lost
$5,000,000. He should be held accountable!
Greg Young was one of the most vocal against
Commissioner John Keller recently resulting in a law
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EMS employee mourned by
Anna Maria Fire District personnel joined county
EMS employees, friends and family in mourning the
recent death of EMS employee Melissa Strandlof on
Strandlof was sta-
tioned at the Anna Maria
and Cortez fire stations for
s ix months of the year, Fire
Chief Andy Price said.
S"She's been out here
since the station was built in
1988," he said. "She was a
wonderful girl and she was
wonderful to the people of
Strandlof the district."
Strandlof, 31, of
Largo, died of complications from a pregnancy. The
premature baby, Alysia Elaine, was delivered by
Caesarean section but died four days later.
Strandlofbegan her career in emergency service as
an EMS cadet in high school. She worked for the
Manatee County EMS for 11 years.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, 33, a
firefighter with the Longboat Key Fire Department, and
an 18-month-old daughter, Annastasia, of Largo; her
parents Richard and Judith Shively; two sisters,
Michelle Shively and Marjorie Sellars; two brothers,
Tom and John Shively; maternal grandmother, Helen
DeLesline; and paternal grandmother, Elouise Shively,
all of Bradenton.
Members of the Longboat Key Fire Department
and Manatee County EMS have set up a trust fund for
Bob and Annastasia. Memorial donations may be sent
to The Missy Strandlof Memorial Trust, NationsBank,
6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
Isabel De Wolf
Isabel De Wolf, 91, of Anna Maria, died Sept. 20
Born in Caledonia, Mich., Mrs. De Wolf came to
Manatee County from Rockford, Ill., in 1969. She was
a homemaker. She was a Protestant.
te talg la rpom,
She is survived by a son, Stephan De Wolf of Plan-
tation, and four grandchildren.
Service was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, in Holmes Beach, with the Rev. Larry
Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mansion Memorial
Mary Kathryn (Weiss)
Mary Kathryn (Weiss) Minton, 75, of Lincoln,
Mich., and Holmes Beach, died Sept. 21 in Ohio.
Graveside services will be in South Lyon, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 6055 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238 or Hospice of Clinton
County, 61 E. Main St., Wilmington, Ohio 45177.
Powers Funeral Home, Jamestown, Ohio is in charge
Born in Ellwood City, Pa., Mrs. Minton was a resi-
dent of Manatee County for 10 years. She was em-
ployed for 15 years by Hayner Real Estate in Brighton,
Mich., and retired from Sabol Real Estate in Lost Lake
Woods, Lincoln, Mich.
She is survived by her husband, Roy; two daugh-
ters, Sharon Beverly of Jamestown, Ohio and Claudia
Sobieski of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Richard of South
Lyon, Mich.; a brother, Douglas of Swarthmore, Pa.;
four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Sister Mary Timothy
Sister Mary Timothy O'Connor, 85, of Holmes
Beach, died Sept. 21 at home.
Born in Chicago, Sister O'Connor came to Mana-
tee County in 1992 from Chicago. She was a Catholic
nun and a math instructor at St. Joseph's Catholic
School. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church and
was a member of Sisters of the Providence.
She is survived by two sisters, Josephine Moore of
Homewood, Ill., and Katherine De Weese of South Bend,
Ind. There is no visitation or memorial service locally.
Burial was in St. Mary of the Woods, Inc. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Elsie C. Waggener
Elsie C. Waggener, 92, of Bradenton, died Sept. 18
in Anna Maria.
Born in Lancaster, Pa., Mrs. Waggener came to
Manatee County from Jupiter in 1994. She was a
homemaker. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gusie of
Bradenton and Cheryl Conklin of Jupiter; a son,
Russell of Woodhaven, Mich.; six grandchildren; and
A memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Michelle Timpanaro, a native Marylander, is a
new addition to the staff of The Islander Bystander.
She received her bachelor of arts degree in communi-
cation arts in May 1996 from Salisbury State Univer-
sity in Maryland.
Since her recent arrival on Anna Maria,
Timpanaro has worked at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center as a youth counselor with the summer
"I realized, after working
at the Center this past
summer, that this is
where I belong, said
SMichelle Timpanaro, the
newest member of the
Islander Bystander staff
"Children keep me on my
toes and aware that
there are no ordinary
Timpanaro said, "Children keep me on my toes and
aware that there are no ordinary moments." She is cur-
rently employed by the Manatee County Board of Edu-
cation as a substitute teacher.
"I couldn't think of a better place to live and work.
The people are friendly, the sunshine is therapeutic and
the sunsets on the beaches are inspiring," said
Timpanaro. "The only drawback is that my parents live
so far away."
Haaland, Smith to wed
Dr. and Mrs. David Haaland of San Diego, Calif.,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Lenore
Kay of Holmes Beach, to Bradford Miguel Smith of
Bradenton, son of Laurel Smith of Annandale, Va.,
and G. Nadine Smith of Bradenton.
The couple will wed Oct. 26 at Foothills United
Methodist Church in El Cajon, Calif.
Miss Haaland received a bachelor of science de-
gree from the University of California at Davis in
1990 and a master of science degree in physical
therapy from Duke University in Durham, N.C. She is
a physical therapist at Columbia Homecare.
The bridegroom-elect received a bachelor of arts
degree in business and finance from the University of
Maryland at College Park in 1991. He is a financial
services representative at American General Finance.
Mrs. Vincent O'Sullivan of Holmes Beach an-
nounces the engagement of her daughter, Colleen of
Atlanta, Ga., to Jonathan McKay of Lawrenceville,
Ga., son of the Rev. and Mrs. Woodward McKay of
Stone Mountain, Ga., and the late Margaret Wade
McKay. She also is the daughter of the late Vincent
The couple will wed Oct. 19 in Christ the King
Chapel in Atlanta.
Miss O'Sullivan is a 1989 graduate of Manatee
High School and a 1993 graduate of Florida State
University. A member of Kappa Delta sorority, she is
employed in social services.
The bridegroom-elect in a 1989 graduate of
Clarkston High School and a 1994 graduate of Florida
State University. He is employed in elementary edu-
Kern, Sparks wed
Betsy Ann Sparks of Bradenton and Jerry Patrick
Kern of Holmes Beach were married Aug. 10 aboard
the Seafood Shack Showboat. The Rev. James Metts
The bride is the daughter of Leonard and Joyce
Brehm of Atlanta, Ga. He is the son of Thomas and
Eleanor Kern of Anna Maria.
Matron of honor was Joyce Brehm, mother of the
bride, of Atlanta. Bridesmaids were Janet Ludwig, Karen
Ciemniecki and Michelle Smith, all of Bradenton.
Flower girls were Kari Brehm and Kelly Brehm,
nieces of the bride, of Atlanta; and Jennifer Kern and
Kimberly Kern, nieces of the bridegroom, of
Bradenton. Ring bearer was Joey Garbus, nephew of
the bridegroom, of Bradenton Beach.
Best man was Thomas Kern, father of the bride-
I thee wed
Bernard Clark and Dawn Ingraham were married on
Aug. 31. The couple reside in Holmes Beach. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Clark
groom, of Anna Maria. Groomsmen were Michael Kern,
brother of the bridegroom, of Bradenton; James Moss of
Bradenton; and Donald Swanson of Holmes Beach.
A reception aboard the Showboat followed the
ceremony. The couple honeymooned on Captiva Is-
land. They live in Holmes Beach.
Century of celebration
Dr. Vernon Anderson, right, celebrated his 100th
birthday on Aug. 23 with a party attended by family
and friends from all parts of the country. Rev. Eade
Anderson looks on. Both reside at the Manor at
Westminster Asbury in Bradenton. Vernon Anderson
formerly resided in Anna Maria with his daughter
and son-in-law, Elnora and Bill Worth. He was a
missionary for 40 years in the Belgian Congo, now
called Zaire, Africa. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
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Register now for classes
at Art League
Classes are scheduled and registration is taking
place for a variety of art classes at the Anna Maria Art
League. Members and non-members are invited to par-
The League invites interested students to meet in-
structors at their season exhibit opener on Friday, Oct.
4, at 6 p.m. at the League's Front-room Gallery.
The schedule includes:
Drawing with Prisma Color Pencils; Julie Claudel
Stewart, instructor; beginning Thursday, Sept. 26.
Hand-building in Clay; Debron, instructor; begin-
ning Monday, Oct. 18.
Advanced Photography; Bob Smelser, instructor;
beginning Monday, Oct. 21.
Beginner Photography; Bob Smelser, instructor;
beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Watercolor; Barbara Singer, instructor; beginning
Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Beaded Amulets; Irene Murphy, instructor; be-
ginning Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Creative Tile Design; Debi Hagstrom, instructor;
starting Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Acrylics; Tom Sciacca, instructor; beginning Fri-
day, Oct. 25.
Stained Glass; Sandra French, instructor; begin-
ning Friday, Oct. 25.
Stained Glass; Sandra French, instructor; begin-
ning Monday, Oct. 28.
Figure Drawing; no instructor listed; on-going.
Children's Drawing Prisma Color Pencil
Drawing Class; Julie Claudel Stewart, instructor; on-
For a detailed class schedule and fees, contact the
league at 778-2099 or stop by at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Woman's Club to hold first
meeting of season
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc., a
member of the Florida Federation of Womens Clubs,
will hold its first meeting of the season on Wednesday,
Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
"Woman's Club of Anna Maria Show Case of Ser-
vice to the Community" will be the program.
Guests are welcome and membership is encour-
aged. Membership information should be directed to
Margaret Art, second vice president, at 778-3624.
Episcopal women to meet
The first general meeting of the Episcopal Church
Women of the Church of the Annunciation will be held
on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations need to be made by Monday, Sept.
30, for the salad and dessert event.
The speaker will be Dr. Gloria Fischer.
Reservations may be made by signing up in Lowe
Hall of the church located at 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, or by calling the church office at 778-1638.
Lutheran women to
discuss pipe organ's past
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of
America of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes
Beach will hold a potluck luncheon at its Thursday,
Oct. 3, meeting beginning at noon.
Carl Parks, organist at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
will discuss the history of the pipe organ and demonstrate
the instrument's versatility during the program.
The potluck luncheon and program are open the
For additional information, call the church office
at 778-1813, Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Arts and crafts booths
available for Heritage Days
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is now
accepting reservations for booth space at the 7th annual
Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Fair to be held Saturday
and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10, at the Anna Maria Island
To reserve a space or for more information, call
Lois Lietz, 794-8671.
Reserve space for
Longboat 'Art on the
The Longboat Key Art Center is now accepting
reservations for space for the 8th annual "Art on the
Avenue," which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23,
at Avenue of the Flowers Shopping Center on
Longboat Key from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This fine art show will be juried.
Interested artists should call 383-2345 or write to
Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr. S.,
Longboat Key, FL 34228, for an application.
classes for children,
Registration for classes offered by Ringling
School of Art and Design's Office of Continuing and
Porfessional Education in now open.
The fall session which begins Saturday, Sept. 28,
offers a wide variety of studio and art history classes
for children and adults, including several offered for
the first time.
High school student are welcome in any adult
For a description of classes, tuition and schedule,
call the school at 359-7577, weekdays between 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers needed to
work at one-time events
Volunteer Services of Manatee County, Inc.,
needs volunteers to work at the following "Early Bird/
Pre-Plan One Time Projects:"
September November, Manatee County
Transit needs volunteers willing to ride various bus
routes. Fill out survey on business that might appeal
to young/teens. Ride free.
Nov. 15 Dec. 12, Salvation Army's Christ-
mas Angel Tree at DeSoto Mall. Need volunteers to
man booth during mall hours. Sell angels.
November & early December, Fill Christmas
gift bags. Scoop cookies for Meals on Wheels.
To volunteer or for more information, call 746-
Symphony to host
The four chamber ensembles of the Florida West
Coast symphony will gather for "Mini-Fall-Fest," a
September sampling of chamber music, to be held on
Sunday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. in Holley Hall at the
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota.
Mini-Fall-Fest will feature the music of the Florida
String Quartet, the New Artists Piano Quartet, the
Florida Wind Quintet and the Florida Brass Quintet.
For ticket information, call 953-4252.
A variety of special
classes at MCC
Registration is now open for Manatee Commu-
nity College Open Campus, Bradenton. Classes are:
"A Dozen Roses," Sept. 30.
"Beginning Fishing," Oct. 1.
"Parliamentary Procedure for Everyone," Oct. 2.
"Gifts from the Kitchen: Herbs and Spices,"
For more information, tuition, and to register, call
the campus at 755-1511, ext. 4203.
Join the South Florida Museum, Bishop Plan-
etarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium and 107.9
WYNF for an evening of celestial discovery and
music kicking off at 7 p.m. with the "The Starry Night
Sky and the Moon Witch" lunar show on Thursday,
Sept. 26. For a list of events and costs call 746-4131.
*-University of Florida Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice will offer a Butterfly Gardening Program and Plant
Sale on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the
Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Pal-
metto. Information about butterfly gardening to include
kinds of plants, where to plant them and how to propa-
gate them. Information: Jo Legg at 722-4524.
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Islanders labor in Guatemala next month
By Jim Hanson
"Ordinarily you have to pay someone $650 for a
week's work, but Gary is paying $650 of his own just
to work his head off 12 hours a day."
So says Larry Maschino of his new partner, Gary
Dingier, as they get ready to build an orphanage and
treat the sick in Guatemala.
Maschino is a Bradenton Beach letter carrier.
Dingier is a Manatee County paramedic who lives in
Holmes Beach and operates the Wind and Snow Kite
Shop in Bradenton Beach.
They and a dozen others shove off Oct. 25 for
Miami, fly own-expense commercial to Guatemala
City, then travel by truck to Zacapa and from there into
the boonies, mostly afoot with a large backpack of food
At Zacapa most of the party of a dozen or more
Manatee County volunteers will go to work on the or-
phanage complex being built there with material do-
nated in the U.S. One small building is completed and
houses eight orphans; when it's all done, 14 buildings
will be home to hundreds of children, Maschino said.
While the construction proceeds, Maschino and
Dingier will pack into mountain villages, with native
help, hauling in two pickup loads of medical supplies
donated by Manatee businesses.
All along the way Dingier will draw upon his seven
years as a medic to set up small clinics and treat ailing
Guatemalans. Most suffer from dysentery, malnutri-
tion, open sores and some more serious ailments, said
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Folks of Sarasota, the club for circus people. Their
energetic son came to the Island to work in Pete
Reynard's restaurant, and he went into the Postal
Service 18 years ago.
For years he has been active in Gideons Interna-
tional, "which does more than put Bibles in hotels."
In 1988 he went to Central America with a group
from his church, Church of the Cross in Bradenton,
and "I saw this mission with such great integrity and
It was called People for Missions, founded 15 years
ago by Bradenton native Colin Fullilove. Now it has
several missions in Central America, India, Mexico and
Maschino has gone to Zacapa several times by
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gets no trouble even from the heavily bodyguarded
landlords riding in the high hills to collect rent from
farmers and dope growers.
For paramedic Dingier, this is his first mission
venture. He hopes to take a dozen emergency medical
technicians there next year, and meanwhile will work
within Roser Memorial Community Church to drum up
more interest on the Island.
As Maschino describes it, their trip to Guatemala
will be "a spiritual encounter, hard work but spiritually
based. We're locking arms with Christian communi-
ties; we can't change the world, but we can impact
those close to us. Young people especially are very
"It is therapy and ministry, a gentle interruption in
a person's mundane life."
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Long, long trek
Islander Ken Trent, long-time soccer and Little
League baseball coach, stopped by recently to intro-
duce his brother-in-law, Floyd Jones.
Jones showed up not on a whim from
Westport, Wash., on his 21-year-old Raleigh bicycle.
He started at the Pacific Ocean on June 5 and planned
to finish his two-wheel excursion across the U.S. in Fort
Lauderdale two days ahead of schedule on Sept. 10.
Jones contacted Ken and Alice, his sister, on route
from North Florida and didn't require much convinc-
ing that his plan to head down the east coast might take
him into rough (hurricane) weather. He stopped over-
night in Apollo Beach and then headed to Manatee
Jones is a retired aeronautical engineer and has
traveled all over the world via the skies with Boeing.
He said he'd always ridden his bike for recreation and
decided that now, with time on his hands, "I just did it."
At his arrival on Anna Maria, he'd had 21 flat tires,
a broken gear cable and derailer. His said his worst en-
counter on the trip was in Utah at Guardsmen Pass on
state road 190. "I'd planned to follow U.S. 40 from
Salt Lake to Denver but a stretch of the road goes on
the interstate system where bikes are not allowed. The
alternate route was rocky, rough and 15 miles down-
hill," Jones said.
Jones is asking for donations in support of his trek,
"Bicycle Hopping the U.S.A.," not for himself but for
the fight against Parkinson's disease. His wife is a
Parkinson's patient and he arranged an Internet web
site before he left that shows his path in detail and also
offers information on the disease and a link to the
American Parkinson Disease Association web site.
You may send a donation directly to APDA, 1250
Hyland Boulevard, Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305
or visit "Bicycle Jones" on at http://
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Yes! You should be. You can. Because the Gumbo
Boogie Band has released its first compact disc. Titled
"No Electric Guitars," 13 good-time, New Orleans-
style, Mardis Gras, street party tunes are spiced up with
Creole and Cajun flavoring along with a generous
The Gumbo Boogie Band's first compact disc
release, "No Electric Guitars. "
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portion of rock-a-billy. More succinctly, Stray Cats
meet the Big Easy.
The band plans "release" parties in Sarasota and
Tampa to kick off sales of the CD. They'll play for
the Marcia Ball in Ybor City at Frankie's Patio on
Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct.
4 and 5, they'll be performing at Sullivan's Pub in
Sarasota, also at 8 p.m.
There's a party at Skipper's Smokehouse in
Tampa on Sunday, Oct. 6, starting in the afternoon
at 5 p.m.
According to Islander Steve Page, responsible
for bass fiddle and vocals on the CD as well as head-
ing up Bigg Wigg Management, a booking agency
that schedules local "blues cruises," he became dis-
satisfied with run-of-the-mill, high-volume, electric
He rounded up other musicians of the same mind,
Ryan Langely, Chaz Trippy and Rich Young. They all
favored the Creole/Cajun "flavor" and started playing
together in Sarasota and across the state.
Locally, they've been seen a lot at Down the Hatch
and on frequent Miss Cortez cruises.
They mix well with polished sounds from accor-
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Publish or perish
Anthony Rosas, Sarah
Claussen and Travis
Shute, left to right, put the
finishing touches on the
first of many books they
will write during the
school year at Anna Maria
Elementary. Their first
publication is entitled "All
About Me," which in-
cludes five pages of
information about the best
subject in the world.
Stop the presses
What is a publisher to do
but stop the presses when
aliens and music stars,
including the omnipresent
Elvis, visit our Island
school's campus. Fifth-
grade students in Joyce
Ellis's class each wrote a
"news flash" on a fictional
visitor at the school. Tyler
Krauss, seated left, re-
ported a visit by the
winners of the Music
Awards; Chris Nelson,
seated right, found Elvis!;
and Devon Mertz, back,
reported an alien sighting.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 13, 700 block of Fern. The complainant re-
ported the subject harassed her at home and work.
Sept. 14, possession of alcohol by a minor, 800
block of Fern. The officer observed two underage sub-
jects in possession of alcoholic beverages and placed
them in custody.
Sept. 21, trespass warning, 100 Spring Ave.,
Sandbar restaurant. The subject was issued a trespass
warning for disturbing customers.
Sept. 13, grand theft, 100 block of Bridge Street.
The complainant reported he found his bicycle, which
was stolen about six months ago, behind the Circle K
at 100 Gulf Drive N. According to the report, the bi-
cycle was ridden to the store by the clerk who said his
brother received it for Christmas. The bicycle is valued
at $300. The case was turned over to a detective.
Sept. 15, grand theft auto, Cortez Beach. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed his
vehicle containing a tool box and tools valued at $200,
a ring valued at $3,000 and a bracelet valued at $300.
Sept. 16, burglary to an automobile, 2200 block
of Avenue C. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered his vehicle and removed a CD player
valued at $50, two speakers valued at $50, three amps
valued at $65 and other stereo equipment valued at $50.
Sept. 13, damage, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66.
The complainant reported a person unknown damaged
a fence. Damages were $75.
Sept. 13, vandalism, 200 block of 55th Street. The
complainant reported the suspect kicked over potted
plants in the yard, breaking them. A capias was issued
for the suspect.
Sept. 16, theft of an automobile, 3200 East Bay
Drive, Shells restaurant. The complainant reported he left
the Dry Dock intoxicated and was approached by a sub-
ject who told him he had no business driving. The subject
drove the complainant to the Anchor Inn and told the bar-
tender he would leave the vehicle at Shells. The vehicle
was later seen at Shells but was missing the next morning.
Sept. 15, larceny, 500 block of Key Royale Drive.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered a
structure being remodeled and removed an air com-
pressor valued at $550 and a nail gun valued at $650.
Sept. 16, burglary, 6700 Gulf Drive, Gulf Place.
The complainant reported he was checking the resi-
dence for the owner and found the door had been forced
open and the residence ransacked. Three television
sets, a cordless phone, a pair of binoculars, a Dust
Buster, a weather monitor, 15 CDs, a flashlight and an
answering machine valued at $3,170 were missing.
Damages were $1,580.
Sept. 14, theft of a barbecue grill valued at $100,
5300 block of Sunrise Lane.
Sept. 17, 5901 Marina Drive, police department.
The complainant came to the police department park-
ing lot to recycle newspapers but couldn't get her trunk
open. The officer opened it for her.
Sept. 17, DUI, possession of marijuana less than
20 grams, 100 block of 30th Street on the beach. A
Bradenton Beach officer radioed that a small pickup
truck was driving north on the beach. The officer lo-
cated the vehicle which was stuck in the sand.
The driver, James Robinson, 32, of Bradenton, was
given field performance tests and placed in custody.
Upon searching Robinson, the officer found a plastic
bag of marijuana. The Bradenton Beach officer issued
a citation to Robinson for driving on the beach.
Sept. 17, suspicious, 400 block of 28th Street.
The complainant reported a person unknown threw raw
eggs on her parked vehicle.
Sept. 18, found property a bicycle, 5424 Ma-
rina Drive, Jessie's Store.
Sept. 19, suspicious, 5400 Marina Drive, Captain's
Marina. The business reported an unknown person tried
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According to the police report, the suspects
broke a lock mechanism and door panel on a rear
door of the building and removed two safes. The
safes were later found in the Whitfield Industrial
Park, Bradenton, dragged to the side of the road
and cut open.
Store Manager Steve Gianiotes said the safes
weighed about 200 and 500 pounds each and con-
tained time cards and some change and bills.
"We had already made our deposits," he said.
"They wasted a lot of time and effort for nothing.
They did more damage to the building, because
they cut a refrigeration line trying to cut the alarm,
which ruined some of our frozen food. They also
cut a phone line and tried to cut the power line."
to sell them used goods. The subjects were not found.
Sept. 19, suspicious person, 5801 Marina Drive,
Driftwood Motel. The complainant reported he lost his
wife and had been searching for her for three hours.
The officer was able to locate her at the public beach
and reunite her with her husband.
Sept. 19, suspicious person, 3015 Gulf Drive,
Citgo. The complainant reported he went to the
restroom and observed a white male subject sitting on
the commode, attempting to do drugs. While the com-
plainant was advising the store's clerk, the subject left
the area and was not found.
The subject was described as 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet
9 inches tall, approximately 25 years old, with numerous
tattoos, a very reddish skin tone and a shaved head except
for the top, which had a one-half-inch hair growth.
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Bon voyage for Bob;
More than 20 years of commitment was cause
for celebration at First Union Bank in Holmes Beach
when Bob Hogue was honored at a bon voyage
party. Co-workers and customers gathered through-
out the day to wish Hogue the best of luck in his
Hogue will be moving to Georgia to be near nine
brothers and sisters and 30 nieces and nephews. He
has accepted a position with First Union Bank in
As an active member of the Island community and
Rotary Club for more than 22 years, Hogue admitted
that this move will be a difficult one.
"The only good thing about leaving is that I'll be
with my family. I'll miss the many people who make
up this wonderful community. It truly has been a plea-
sure working here all these years," Hogue said.
On his last day as branch manager, Hogue played
host to many of his customers. He displayed a wide
grin as he sliced a piece of cake for customer and friend
Dora Bell saying, "This has always been a full-service
IM PAGE 18 U SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Sept. 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 19-foot power
boat near Jewfish Key. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and towed the boat to safe moorings.
Sept. 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person in the water near
Marker 48 in Anna Maria Sound. A Coast Guard ves-
sel responded, but a Good Samaritan pulled the person
from the water before the Coast Guard vessel arrived
Sept. 13, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
Sept. 13, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
Sept. 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 23-foot power
boat near Sisters Keys. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
Sept. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person suffering from a
sting ray wound near Snead Island. A Coast Guard
vessel responded, but the victim reached shore and re-
ceived medical attention before the Coast Guard ves-
Sept. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot power boat over-
due from Anna Maria Island. A Coast Guard vessel
responded, but the vessel was found at port. The call
was determined to have been a false alarm.
Sept. 14, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat.was
boarded in Charlotte Harbor. The operator received a
written warning for not having the vessel's registration
on board and not having a sound-producing device.
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Sept. 14, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Charlotte Harbor. The operator received a
written warning for not having the vessel registration
Sept. 14, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Charlotte Harbor. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
Sept. 14, Boarding. A 27-foot sailing vessel was
boarded in Charlotte Harbor. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
Sept. 14, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for not having the proper
number of personal flotation devices on board.
Sept. 15, Boarding. A 43-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for having the bilge pump in the au-
tomatic position with bilge slop in the bilge.
Sept. 15, Boarding. A 42-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for having the bilge pump in the au-
tomatic position with bilge slop in the bilge.
Sept. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 23-foot power
boat in New Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
25082044 responded and towed the vessel to safe
Sept. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat off Bean Point. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
25082044 responded and towed the vessel to safe
Sept. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person having abdominal
pains on a fishing vessel off Anna Maria Island. A
Coast Guard vessel responded and transported the vic-
tim to awaiting paramedics at Coquina Boat Ramp.
Sept. 17, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
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a written warning for having improper spacing on the
vessel's registration numbers and having expired flares.
Sept. 18, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded at the Coquina Boat Ramp. The operator re-
ceived a written warning for having improperly spaced
Sept. 18, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for having improperly spaced registration
Sept. 18, Boarding. A 40-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
Sept. 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot power boat
overdue from Stickney Point. The boat was last seen
near Englewood. Station Cortez contacted all
bridges in the area in an attempt to locate the boat,
and the tender at Siesta Bridge reported the boat
heading out Big Pass. The vessel reached port safely.
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Division I, 11 to 13 year olds
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Sept. 25 Holmes Beach Mini Storage vs.
Thurs. Sept. 26 Mr. Bones vs. Galati Marine
Mon. Sept. 30 Island Real Estate vs. LaPensee
Tues. Oct. 1 Galati Marine vs. Holmes Beach
Division II, 8 to 10 year olds
All games begin at 6p.m.
Wed. Sept. 25 Taylor-Made Marine vs.
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Thurs. Sept. 26 School For Const Play vs.
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Fri. Sept. 27 Air & Energy vs. Island
Mon. Sept. 30 Harry's Continental Kitchens
vs. Island Animal Clinic
Tues. Oct. 1 Taylor-Made Marine vs. School For
Division III, 5 to 7 year olds
First game 6p.m., second game 7p.m.
Thurs. Sept. 26 Islander Bystander vs.
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Joe's Eats & Sweets vs. Beach Bistro
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Don't touch that boat hand me the checkbook
By Bob Ardren
So much of the middle in our society seems to have
disappeared over the past decade. Remember things
like middle management and the middle class? I re-
member mid-size sailboats, say those in the 24- to 32-
Mid-size boats were big enough to put the entire
family aboard and sometimes even take a trip some-
where. Say Boca Grande or Tampa Bay. If you had the
time and experience, places such as Cedar Key and Key
West were even within reach.
Critical to the average family maintaining their
mid-size boat were a series of do-it-yourself boatyards
all up and down our coast. These places hauled out
your boat and then allowed you to do the work. You
could scrape the bottom, slather on some new paint,
make a few other minor repairs and then they dropped
the vessel back into the water for you.
Well along with the middle class and mid-size
boats, the do-it-yourself boatyards are mostly gone too.
Right here on the Island there were boat-hauling rail-
ways at Cobb's Marina long ago where a modern
Holmes Beach Marina is now. They, along with one or
two others, offered do-it-yourself arrangements.
Bradenton Beach Marina, further south, even allowed
boaters to "live aboard" while they worked, until reno-
vations this year.
Asked by a local boater recently where he could
find a do-it-yourself boatyard, I had to go to the phone
book. A dozen calls later, I'd found exactly two such
establishments left in the Manatee/Sarasota area.
So if you're middle class enough to still own a mid-
size boat, but also middle class enough to need to do
your own yard work, you choice has come down to
two. That's Cuts Edge Marine in Palmetto, and the
Royal Palm Marina in Englewood.
Cuts Edge will haul out your boat, charge you $30
a day while it's "on the hill," and then drop it back into
the water. Likewise at Royal Palm. But some things
have changed even there. Now, due to environmen-
tal rules, they must perform any necessary sanding
work to prevent the dust from escaping and polluting
Cut's Edge requires that you to buy all your sup-
plies from them.
Two more, Shell Point Marina and Bahia Beach
Marine, both in Ruskin, complete my list.
.. If you know of any other facilities of this kind lo-
cally, I'd like to hear about them so the names can be
passed on to folks still needing this kind of service.
Drive to great fishing
The world's longest fishing pier 1.57 miles into
the heart of Tampa Bay opened last week just north
of Palmetto. Really more of a fishing park than a
simple pier, it's much more than a spot to fish.
Consisting of the two southern causeways that led
to the old Skyway Bridge the one knocked down by
a freighter in 1980 the new South Sunshine Fishing
Pier offers room to fish, picnic, camp and sightsee. It's
worth the price of admission just to drive out to the end
and take in the view.
Yes, you actually drive out onto this pier. You can
park and wet a line anywhere along the way out or back
A year ago March, the North Skyway Fishing Pier
was opened to the public, but that was hardly conve-
nient for Sarasotans. This new pier is a short half-hour
away. And the fishing is great.
Over the past year a huge amount of artificial reef
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club, lead by the "no-goal
patrol," scored its second consecutive shutout win
at David C. Martin field in Clearwater Sunday.
"Man of the match," Ian Fairweather, anchored the
defense along with Matt Bowers, Shiraz Hassan,
Danny Mitchell and goalkeeper Lance Bieker.
After a scoreless first half in which the Island-
ers missed out on numerous scoring opportunities,
they took the lead on a blistering direct kick by
Danny Mitchell from 22 yards out. Kenny Bowers
later headed in the insurance goal on a beautiful cross
from Eddie McKeithen.
The Island Football Club will be in action against
F.C. United next Sunday at Walter Fuller Field in St.
The next home game is Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., at
G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton against the South Side
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A few of the feathered fishers perch on the world's longestfishing pier, the former Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
The current bridge is in the background. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
material was placed along the south side of the newly
opened pier and fishers are having some fine catches.
Some of the largest mangrove snapper I've ever seen
were being hauled in, along with legal (!) grouper,
Spanish mackerel to 24 inches and cobia.
Chatting with fishers revealed several who planned
on spending the entire weekend on the pier, sleeping in
campers or under temporary shelters they'd tied to their
vehicles. The scene was friendly, with lots of stories
being swapped about fish caught and lost, and the pier
is equipped to deal with crowds.
Portable toilets are set up every quarter mile or so
on both sides of the pier and there are a half-dozen trash
cans within the same distance. Plans call for eventually
having a bait shop, snack bar and other facilities like
those now in place on the north pier, but for now you'd
better plan on bringing everything you might need.
Admission to the south pier is $3 a carload, with
another $2 per person to fish. Young fishers six to 12
are $1.50 and kids under six fish free. You also need
to pay the $1 Skyway toll to reach the 2A exit leading
to the pier.
So even if you don't fish, this new facility is really
worth a day trip just for the fun of seeing it. Check it
out. You'll be glad you did.
Longboat eyes near-pier parking
A couple of weeks ago folks on north Longboat
Key decided they didn't like the public using "their"
public piers and asked Longboat government to do
something about it. They're getting some action, but
probably not what they expected.
Town Manager Griff Roberts says that instead of
limiting access to the public piers, he'll explore limit-
ing parking in neighborhoods near the piers.
Another Longboat official I spoke with (not Rob-
erts), said he believes the residents may well be sorry
they ever brought up the subject when "No Parking"
signs begin appearing in front of their homes.
Bay Isles update
Longboat Town Commissioner Jim Patterson says
that he, the city's attorney and town manager have pre-
sented a compromise to the Bay Isles residents want-
ing to privatize the perimeter canal on the southeast
portion of the key. Bay Isles folks tell me they haven't
made up their minds yet on whether to accept the of-
Basically, the compromise is that if Bay Isles re-
moves the "No Trespassing" signs, the town will help
enforce slow speed and no wake zones in the perimeter
canal area. Otherwise, don't expect any help from the
town, and by the way, take the signs before we cite you
for violating the sign ordinance.
So see, there are some reasonable people willing to
compromise. You usually just can't hear them over the
Bay reef improvements
Dozens of reef balls, those hollow concrete structures
perforated with holes that are state-of-the-art artificial reef
materials, will be improving the Jantzen and Hart reefs in
Sarasota Bay over the coming weeks. That means we're
now beyond just dumping junk culverts and the like into
the bay and hoping it attracts sealife.
Not that the old system didn't work, because it did.
At least to some extent. But Mike Solum of Sarasota
County's Coastal Zone Division recognized and started
spreading the word about the wonders of reef balls a
couple of years ago, and his efforts to use them in
Sarasota Bay are finally paying off.
Even we unschooled types can easily see the ad-
vantages of these modules at a glance. Each one is a
miniature reef unto itself from the moment it hits the
water. They can be arranged in patterns and stacked for
Now being used widely throughout the state, reef
balls promise to dramatically improve our bay reefs
ability to attract and produce sealife. Local fishers owe
Mike and Sarasota County's Natural Resources De-
partment big thanks for the efforts made to finally ac-
complish this $17,000 project.
Marine Fisheries Commission
If you'd like to see the Florida Marine Fisheries Com-
mission at work, it will meet in Sarasota Thursday, Sept.
26. Gathering in the city commission chambers at city hall
on First Street, the commission will hold hearings from 7
p.m. until 10 p.m. on consideration of new rules on am-
berjack, including possibly lower limits.
See you next week.
Coast Guard Auxiliary to
begin boating course
A course in power boating skills and seamanship
conducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will
begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Flotilla 81
Training Center, 4208 129th St., Cortez, north of the
Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The course includes legal requirements, boat han-
dling skills, navigation, weather and VHF radio.
Classes will run for three weeks on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Tuition for the course is free and materials
and textbooks are available at the Training Center at a
For further information on the course, call 722-
6971 or 778-7374.
Island Football Club
blasts past Clearwater
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 N PAGE 21 I[O
Redfish still best bet for angling action
By Capt. Mike Heistand r;.
Redfish action is the highlight of the week, with the .
big spotties continuing to school on the flats. Offshore,
amberjack, mackerel and snapper continue to be good -4. .
targets for anglers. ...
Bill at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching redfish, mangrove snapper, P
snook and black grouper. One of the linesiders weighed
in at almost 16 1/2 pounds. t
Gary at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers "
there are catching mackerel, blue runners, big 40-inch
redfish and a couple of snook. There was also a whop-
per catch of a 53-inch-long barracuda from the pier.. .
Sue at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-hour
trips averaged 100 head of Key West grunts. The six-hour
trips averaged 120 head of small grouper, lane snapper,
Key West grunts and snapper. The nine-hour trips aver-
aged 75 head of grouper, dolphin and mangrove snapper.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade ...
fishers have been catching lots of snook, too-big-to- .
keep redfish, mackerel and trout. .'...
Bruce at Annie's of Cortez Bait & Tackle said the
best reports include reds, troutit and snook.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's finding lots of small ..
Anna M riaIlndTides:
PM HIGH PM LOW
12:04 2.0 5:42 0.6 12:30 2.3 6:14
12:26 2.1 6:25 0.4 1:19 2.2 6:38
12:51 2.2 7:10 0.3 2:08 2.0 7:05
1:14 2.3 7:52 0.2 2:58 1.9 7:26
1:46 2.4 8:36 0.2 3:47 1.8 7:52
2:18 2.4 9:26 0.2 4:50 1.6 8:18
3:00 2.3 10:22 0.3 6:02 1.6 8:55
SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Why not pamper your boat.
Keep it looking good in our HIGH and DRY storage facility.
Wet slips available too! Good rates!
S0Call us today. (941) 778-2255
L& .^^^^^^^^1 enxrEBHH
The Unsinkabk Legnd
Sales Service Rentals
Open 7 Days
8 AM to 6 PM
' Live Bait Tackle Rod Rentals Beer & Soda
SBait Shop Open All Night: Fri., Sat. and Sun.
Monday thru Thursday 8am -10pm
BRADENTON BEACH 779-1706
k FISHING CHARTERS
FULL DAY OR HALF DAY
* Pleasure Cruises Egmont Excursions
Permit permitted here
Carlos Blancofrom Plant City had a good day fishing with Capt. Tom Chaya when he boated this 24-pound
shark, cobia, trout and redfish, with most of the reds
he's catching stretching over the legal size limit.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been finding reds,
trout, flounder and a few nice-sized snook.
On my boat Magic we've been bringing back red-
fish, mackerel, cobia and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya said redfish action is the best
bet, with snook a close second.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said wade fishing
is excellent right now, with the best action including
reds and snook. Offshore fishing highlights include
amberjack and grouper. The tournament best to date is
a 16 pound, 6 ounce snook, by the way.
Good luck and good fishing.
AMERICAN CAR WASH
& QUICK LUBE SERVICE
5804 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Perico Harbour Marina t
Manatee Avenue West
(at Leverocks & Galati Marine) \k.
Come see Florida's Natural beauty & wilderness.
For Fishing & Cruising
discounts available -
call for details.
Located at the base of the Cortez bridge
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
CALL for RESERVATIONS
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
TO THE BACK OF THE BUILDING
PRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL
REPAIRS & REMODELING NEW CONSTRUCTION
EMERGENCY SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES
WATER HEATERS SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING
6i 3 I.
AM HIGH AM LOW
Bridge Street Pier a Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
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Island real estate sales
5800 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 3bed/2bath/lcp 1,344 sfla home built in
1961 on a 7,475 sf lot, was sold 8/2/96, Childress to
Davis & Bordes, for $144,000; list $149,000.
608 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,638 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1968 on a 9,975 sf lot, was sold 8/1/96, Blake to
Cappello, for $235,000; list $259,900.
742 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, an elevated 3bed/
2.5bath/2cp 1,792 sfla home built in 1988 on 50x140
lot, was sold 7/31/96, Brickse to Maney, for $236,500;
781 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a two-story 2,005 sfla
3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1959 on a 50x100 lot, sold
8/2/96, Pettay to Anderson, for $250,000; list $255,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 263 Runaway
Bay, an upstairs 691 sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in
1978, was sold 8/9/96, Schymanek to Greaves, for
$74,000; list $79,500.
David Eckel, president of Wagner Re-
alty, is proud to announce that Pre-
ferred Properties International, has
merged with Wagner Realty.
Sue Normand, former president of
Preferred Properties, is now a Real-
tor with Wagner's Anna Maria Island
office at 2217 Gulf Drive North.
Sue has over twenty years experi-
SUE NORMAND ence in all phases of real estate with
seventeen years specializing in prop-
erties on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. She is es-
pecially proud that her hundreds of satisfied clients don't
just call her their "Realtor" they consider her their "friend".
Please stop in or call Sue Normand for all your real estate needs.
CSL6AD ETL 6ne13
QUIET AND LUXURIOUS canal-front home at end of cul-de-
sac. 3BR/3-1/2B, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, extra office or
den. $579,500. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #13799
PEACEFUL HOME on canal in neighborhood where homes
reflect pride of ownership. Newer dock and seawall. Ready for
you to unlock the door and move in. $289,000. Sandy
Marchinetti, 758-7438. #13798
ONE OF THE LAST buildable lots in quiet area of Holmes
Beach. Boat slip included. Walk to Bay or beach. $84,900.
Daphne Lautz, 756-1423. #13676
EXQUISITE town house with den. 2BR/2B End unit, many up-
grades. Tennis, biking. $129,900. Traute Winsor, 727-7024.
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
LUXURY CONDOMINIUM Elegant 3BR/2B on the ICW.
Overlooks boat basin. Private lobby/elevator. Over 2,000 sq.
ft., fireplace, 3 porches, 2-car garage and workshop. Tennis,
pool, boat slip. $335,000. Bob Bumett, 387-0048. #16424
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT RESIDENCE
with panoramic view. 3BR/3B, fireplace in great room, 55'
wraparound deck. Professionally landscaped. $795,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #68328
WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM with fabulous ICW view.
Deeded carport, large boat slip. Pool, tennis. Desirable 2BR/
2B 1st floor corner unit. West Bay Pointe & Moorings.
$174,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. #15381
I I F II I I i 1;vI
On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. Beautifully fumished
second floor unit. 2BR/2B. Former model with lakeview.
Washer/dryer. Heated pool and tennis. $1,100/month.
HOLMES BEACH. Newly renovated 2BR/2B, turkey fur-
nished. Spectacular Gulf view. Available for summer and win-
ter rentals. Small pets ok. Seasonal. $2,300/month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
2406 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, an elevated bay
view 1,457 sfla 3bed/2bath/3car home built in 1983 on
a 50x100 lot, was sold 8/5/96, Connick to Gunter &
Williams, for $156,000; list unknown.
3703 5th Avenue, Holmes Beach, 4 Seacrest II, a
1100 sfla 2bed/2bath elevated condo built in 1985, was
sold 8/5/96, Singerle to Kaeding, for $100,000; list un-
504 Spring, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,398 sfla
Professional Property Management
Prudential Florida Realty
Call Today for all your
Rental and Sales Needs:
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(Sales) listing & selling
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Debbie Thrasher (941) 778-2055
& Connie Volts (800) 778-8448
on the water
open floor plan
800 sq. ft.
and it's all new!
PAUL FAA I
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 778-6066
(800) 865-0800 569-2 after hours
569-462 after hours
2bed/2bath home built in 1922 on a 51x145 lot, was sold
8/6/96, Hansen to Bettinson, for $125,000; list $135,000.
522 71st St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1969 on
a 100x120 lot, was sold 8/5/96, Wadsworth to
Boutwell, for $225,000; list $269,900.
*' Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander
Bystander. 1996, all rights reserved.
6250 Holmes Blvd. #56
Reduced from $180,000
for 30 days only. Accepting
all offers over $171,900
for closing by Oct., 15, 1996.
Great Value Mint Condition.
Easy to see.
Call Marilyn at
A ~ Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.
6101 Marina Drive* Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
[13 MIS 1-800-865-0800
Sunday September 29, 1996
218 Chilson, Anna Maria ..................$300,000
Canalfront 2BR/2BA pool home on a double lot.
Property can be divided. Frank Migliore 778-2662
512 68th Street, Holmes Beach........$219,900
Canalfront home. 2BR/2BA, family room, dock,
deep water canal. Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
6250 Holmes Blvd. #66, H.B..............$164,900
North Beach Village 3BR/2BA townhouse turnkey
furnished. Near pool, walk to beach. Carla Price
4255 Gulf Dr. #221, H.B..................... $121,900
Island Village. Tastefully decorated 2BR/2BA
condo, view of the Bay. Zee Catanese 794-8991
7100 Gulf Drive #117, H.B.................$169,900
Nautilus. 2BR/2BA ground floor poolside unit, up-
dated interior. Turnkey furnished. Owner financ-
ing! Carol R. Williams 778-1718 eves.
879 Waterside Lane, Bradenton ......$119,800
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA plus loft townhome.
Many upgrades. Great water views from both
floors. Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1.800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS |.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 U PAGE 23 [i(
Anthony joins Wedebrock
Georgia Anthony ha
joined Wedebrock Real Es
tate Company, 3001 Gu
Dr., Holmes Beach, as sak
manager and senior sale
Anthony brings 1
years of sales and manage
ment experience in Manate
County. Anthony can t
reached at 778-0700.
Special deli opens in
Sandy and Stan Hascher have opened 2 Party La-
dies Catering & Take Away Deli located in Whitney
etsy Uj& eal&tate,0 /
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
WEEKLY RENTALS AVAILABLE
STARTING AT $450 PER WEEK
lie Home 3/2 w/pool $3600 mc
ue (Gulffront) 2/2 $2900 mc
Pt. Moorings 2/2 $2300 2
Perico Bay Club
Perico Bay Club
2 & 3BRvilla $
AND MANY MORE...
2BR/2BA villa $950 mo
2BR/2BAtownhouse $850 mo
2BR/2BA $700 mo
3BR/2BA $850 mo
1BR/1BA $650 Fur./$575Un.
erties since 1949
CALL A PROFESSIONAL
WEDEBROCK AGENT TODA Y!
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Beach Plaza, 6830 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
2 Party Ladies will cater events for serving 8 to 50
persons and is a source for specialized food gifts.
The Take Away Deli features a variety of sand-
wiches and will prepare casseroles and dinner items for
patrons to pick-up, take home, heat and serve.
as Call 383-0302 for details and more information.
if Cannons receives Grady-
es White dealer award
Cannons Marina of Longboat Key was awarded the
8 Key Dealer Award by Grady-White Boats, Inc., at the
e- company's annual dealer conference held in Norfolk,
ee Va., this summer.
be David Miller, owner of Cannons Marina, and
Benny Parrish, assistant manager, accepted the award.
Chamber invites guests,
members to new office
Mary Ann Brockman, Executive Director of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, is host-
ing an open house for members and guests to view
the new chamber offices on Tuesday, Oct. 1, be-
tween 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 5337 Gulf Drive in
Members are urged to bring new brochures for dis-
play in the chamber lobby.
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
WAGNE 1 EALTY 19
'"'DIAL" DEBBIE DIAL
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
5 RW EMI Gulfstream
Debbie Dial & RVA*X Gulfstream
Debbie Dial 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager HOLMES BEACH, FL.
,Waterfront condo 1BR/1BA, Side by Side Island duplexes.
) deep water deeded dock. ) 2BR/1BA each side. $149,900
$61,900. Call Judy eves. each. Call Darcie eves. at
at 778-1589. 779-2290.
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MLS fm E 5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
REALTORS MS I778-0777 or 1-800-741-3772
Fax: 941- 778-3035
LONGBOAT KEY ... 3BR/2.5BA home with pool on ca-
nal with Bay access. $295,000. #KS13327.
HOME ... 2BR/2BA with built-in Jacuzzi. Privacy fence
and fruit trees. $159,000. #KS13913.
TRIPLEX ... *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$650,000 $720,000.3BR/1.5BA, 2BR/1BA and efficiency.
Covered parking, direct Gulffront on 2 lots. #KS14087.
TRIPLEX ... 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1 BR/1BA close to the
beach excellent rental history. $159,900. #KS13966.
NEW LISTING *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$650,000 $790,000. Direct Gulffront. 4 units beautifully
furnished, excellent income, contract with large German
travel agency. Walking distance to stores and restau-
rants. Laundry room, outdoor shower, guest bath and
shower downstairs. Walk around the Island from this
super complex. #KS00000.
ANNA MARIA ... Brand new Key West style home in the
city of Anna Maria. Gulfview from master suite. Steps to
the beach! 3BR/2BA with pool. Call for your private tour
today! $295,000. #KS12245.
BRAND NEW TO MARKETI Very well maintained, attractive, 3BR/2BA home close to Bay & Gulf beaches. Con-
venient to shopping. MVP* Owner will entertain offers between $110,000 $130,000. #17126. Call T. Dolly Young,
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA Immaculate home on a natural canal. Florida room with fireplace. Quiet cul-de-sac with
citrus trees. $200,000. #15937. Call Roni McCuddin-Price, eves. 778-5585.
LIDO BEACH ST. ARMANDS 9th floor, 2BR/2BA condo overlooking Intracoastal Waterway and bird sanctuary. Walk
to shopping and restaurants. Impeccably maintained. $185,000. #63520. Call Karin Stephan, eves. 383-1267.
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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.
PLAYA ENCANTADA TOWNHOUSE
Don't miss this rare and lovely 2BR/2.5BA gulfside
townhouse, featuring beautiful furnishings, central vacuum
system, two seaside verandahs, washer, dryer, and fabulous
private master suite with dazzling Gulf views! Complex offers
swimming pool, hot tub, tennis, covered parking, elevator and
miles of sandy, white walking beach! Only $249,900!
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gulftord...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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ASSORTED SIZES OF Rolladen storm shutters.
Marble vanity double sink. 1989 Kawasaki jet ski.
Call for prices and sizes. 778-3960.
30" JENN-AIRE STOVE white, self-clean. $250. Full
size baby crib. $45. Phone 779-1801.
ELECTRIC POWER LIFT RECLINER chair. Mauve,
6 months new. Ideal for elderly or handicap person.
$350. Call 778-7637.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
FLEA MARKET Sat., Sept. 28,8- noon. Island Histori-
cal Museum parking lot, 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Oct. 4, 9 2. Clothes size 4
- XXL, couch, chair, sewing machine, much miscel-
laneous. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street,
GARAGE SALE Sat., Sept. 28, 7 noon. Furni-
ture, toys, general miscellaneous. 210 Sycamore
Ave., Anna Maria.
SALE THIS WEEKEND Sat., Sept. 28, 8 ? Stack
washer/dryer unit, beds, contemporary sofa, rattan
dining room set, TV. 840 North Shore, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun., Sept. 28 & 29, 9 3.
Several families. 200 So. Harbor Drive, Hoilmes
GARAGE SALE Sat., Sept. 28, 8 ? Oriental rugs,
Aubussons, furniture, linens, collectibles, electric
typewriter and miscellaneous household. 8 Palm
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
WENDY'S TLC PET SERVICE 778-9289. Experi-
enced caretaker of animals will give TLC to your pets
and walk your dogs at your home, while you are
working, shopping or on vacation. Reasonable rates.
COLLECTOR ITEM great investment. 93
Mercedes Benz 600 Sel, V12 engine. Amenities in-
clude gray leather. Interested buyers only. Price ne-
gotiable. Inquiries 753-3972.
1993 CHEVY BLAZER TAHOE 84,000 highway
miles, 4.6 liter, 4-door, power windows, power steer-
ing, air conditioning, leather, luggage rack, keyless
entry, loaded. $12,900. 778-3417.
1986 CHEVY CELEBRITY 4-door, V6, very depend-
able, no air. $695. Call 778-1746 evenings.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
21 FT. CHRIS CRAFT 215 Scorpion, 260 Mercruiser,
walk-around cabin. Good shape. $7,500. 778-1620.
SAILBOAT 25' IRWIN with 9.9 Suzuki. Good condi-
tion. $5,000. Please call 778-7710.
22' SLOOP SAILBOAT with swing reel. Sleeps 5.
Honda outboard, Loran, VHF, galley, head. $3,500
OBO. Call 798-9099.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.
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.,
AVON EARN MONEY for Christmas. Full or part time.
For information or to buy Avon call 252-4687 pager.
EXPANDING DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS in Central
South America. Looking for serious individual. Bilin-
gual college degree preferred. Part time hours, full
time income potential. Call 331-1297.
COUNTER & KITCHEN help. Part time days and
weekends. Apply 700 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach
VISUAL BASIC EXPERT programmer needed.
Please call 778-6179.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
J Ir PJ SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
k:5 Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
Professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
REDUCED!!! OWNERS MOTIVATED!!!
2BR/1 BA, 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 eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Ama Maria. FL 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Charming 2BR/1.5BA home provides enclosed porch which
may be added to already spacious living area for wonderful
great room! High beamed ceilings, lots of light and wonder-
ful potential on 2 great lots! Newly carpeted & vinyl flooring.
Few houses to Bay and across from Anna Maria basin.
Call Marie Franklin. Asking $175,000.
MAE V ARMAES4
"We ARE the Island."
9065 GuI Dnnvo PO Box 835 Anna M-. Fklorda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living
area with vaulted ceilings and master bed-
room suite on the 3rd floor. Offered at
Doug Dowling Realty
Serving the Island from the
same location since 1970.
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
NOW ON THE WORLD-WIDE INTERNET!!
Visit us at our web site http://www.islandreal.com
ch For FULL COLOR PHOTOS of Island properties for SALE or RENT
Pu tc on the most extensive LOCAL real estate site!
JUST LISTED! Elevated 3BR/2BA
Key West style pool home in Anna
Maria. Fireplace, three decks, 4-car ga-
rage, tile floor, intercom system and
many more extras! $279,900.
BACK ON THE MARKET! Buyers loss is your gain!
Longboat Key split-plan home with mother-in-law apart-
ment or guest suite. New heat pump, gas stove and
PERICO ISLAND first floor lakefront condo in private,
serene setting. Convenient to shopping and beaches. 2BR/
2BA, carport, open patio area. $99,000.
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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..
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.
Offices, homes and condos. Ironing too! Call Sharon
"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,
MOUTH WATERING GOURMET meals will await
you at the end of your hectic day along with the
completion of those boring chores. Light housekeep-
ing, food shopping, pick-up cleaning, etc. Mother of
two children and life long resident of Bradenton will
now take motherly care of your needs. Call Wendy
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash re-
moval, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
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.
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.
ATTENTION BOAT/CAR OWNERS! You haven't
called yet? We'll polish your investment to a shine!
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.
ISLAND CERTIFIED CNA 25 years experience will
care for your loved ones and more. References. Call
Paula at 779-1405.
"TUTOR" ENGLISH GRAMMAR evenings and
Saturday mornings are available on Anna Maria Is-
land. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
COMING BACK to the island after some time
away? Island resident and caring mother of two
will open your home for you. Return to a sparkling
clean house with your refrigerator and pantry
stocked according to your shopping list. Reason-
able rates. Call Wendy at 778-9289.
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 778-6066
(800) 865-0800 778-1382 after hours
WATERFRONT CONDO GREAT ISLAND HOME
Bridgeport direct Intracoastal waterway unit with cedar siding and cedar interior. Large
with fabulous views. Turnkey furnished. 2BR/ 2BR/2BA with den/office area off master bed-
2BA, covered parking. Excellent rental poten- room, large walk-in closet, open floor plan with
tial. $119,900. MLS#15953. wood burning stove in Florida room. Beauti-
fully landscaped yard with rear deck and room
for a pool. Priced at $159,900.
T o r TOM NELSON unit condo with new carpet tile floors, 2 bal-
Realtor" conies, covered parking and boat dock avail-
able. Low maintenance fees! $124,900.
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H'X-77 "-A.-. :
NEWLY REMODELED BAYFRONT DUPLEX
With fabulous view, spacious floor plans and
a short walk to the beach. Decor turnkey fur-
nished. 2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large
deep water dock. Offered at $389,000. Call
Best priced duplex on the Island. In a quiet
neighborhood & less than one block from
great beach. East side seasonal rental.
West side unfurnished annual rental. Call
Ed Oliveira. $129,900.
1BR/1BA and 2BR/2BA units available from
$82,500. Amenities include swimming pool
and tennis courts. Vacation home or rental.
(Onsite rental manager). Across from beach.
Call Jerry Martinek or Bob Wolter.
Unit with great view of the Intracoastal.
2BR/2BA with loft. Includes two porches,
covered parking and boat dock. Only one
block to the beach. Offered at $129,900.
Call Ed Oliveira for details.
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Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
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Specialists in Hurricane Resistant
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25 Years Experience Licensed & Insured
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New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
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information, then call 794-6135 for details. You'll be
glad you did.
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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.
GRASS CUTTING 60 years experience. Commer-
cial, residential. By the cut or by the month. Retired,
want to keep active. Lowest prices. Call 779-2203.
VAN-GO PAINTING 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.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential & com-
mercial. New construction or remodeling. Insured. Lic.
# CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or pager 506-6186.
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
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).
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
Fully furnished beach cottage. 1BR/1 BA, private lot
and parking. $275 per week, includes phone and
STEPS TO BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer. $625 mo. Call 778-1345.
ENGLISH TUDOR HOME Spectacular Gulfview on
3 lots of beautiful landscaping. Fireplace, cupola
observatory, large screened porch. Everything you
could possibly want in a vacation. Available Nov. and
Dec. Call 778-2206 or 794-8202.
LARGE STUDIO 1BR furnished in Holmes Beach.
$425 mo. until January. 778-0212.
SEASONAL RENTALS Sun Plaza, Martinique, Sandy
Point, River Oaks. Call T. Dolly Young, Realtor- 778-
0766 or 778-5427. The Prudential Florida Realty.
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.
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. 751-3151.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. 211
South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
WEEKLY, MONTHLY, ANNUAL rentals from $550
wk. Call Island Real Estate at 778-6066.
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. 1st 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.
CASA SIERRA Relax for a great price! Our 2BR/2BA
condos have privacy plus a huge pool, beautiful gar-
dens. Starting at $350 a week. Call (941) 778-0032.
VACATION/SEASON Ocean ground floor renovated
cottage, turnkey. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6. $1,475 to
$2,475. 778-4523 or 1 (800) 977-0803.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT exclusive north end. Best
view. Top floor master suite, decks, tropical patio.
Unique. $1,000 wk., $350 weekend. January $3,000
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW 2BR on street along Gulf.
Quaint, quiet. Washer/dryer. Jan. Apr. or Mar., Apr.
$1,100 mo. plus utilities, $400 wk. 778-0990.
STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/2BA, laundry room. Utili-
ties and cable included. Furnished. To rent
monthly/weekly. Small pets welcome. Dog run in
back. 779-2128 or (810) 294-9006.
DUPLEX WATERFRONT. Bradenton Beach, view
of Intracoastal, dock & davits, walk to beach. Two
bedrooms, carport, w/d, storage. Reduced from
$750 mo. to $700 mo. annual. 778-8489 or (813)
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2BR/1BA CLOSE TO SHOPPING center in Holmes
Beach. Includes dock space. $650 + utilities. 778-7039.
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.
1BR/1BA NORTH END near beach. Duplex, fur-
nished or unfurnished, new flooring. $500 mo., wa-
ter included. 747-3321.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS Immaculate 1 & 2
bedroom apartments, turnkey furnished. Stones
throw to Gulf Beach. Summer rates, weekly or
monthly. 778-4368 or 727-8303.
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.
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT 1BR/1BA unfurnished
apartment. Deck, boat dock, 1 block to beach. Also
two apartments poolside, off Island. Private, quiet.
CUTE COTTAGE WITH DOCK on ICW. Fully fur-
nished, quiet, breezy, fantastic sunsets. Available
Oct. 1. $800 mo. or $250 wk. 794-5980.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX furnished. 2BR/2BA. 6
months + lease. Adults, no pets. 1st, last, security.
$600 month + utilities. (813) 689-0621.
2BR/1.5BA ELEVATED HOME. Pool, garage, steps
to beach. $850 mo. No pets. Call Prudential Florida
Realty at 778-2055.
POOLSIDE EFFICIENCY across from beach. All
utilities included. $450 mo. Call Prudential Florida
Realty at 778-2055.
BAYSHORE GARDENS 2BR/1BA home, carport,
nice yard. $600 mo. No pets. Call Prudential Florida
Realty at 778-2055.
ANNUAL FURNISHED STUDIO, across from beach.
$480 mo. includes electricity. Apply at Pirate Pete's,
2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
BRADENTON BEACH Old Bridge Village in histori-
cal area. Last available unit remodeled and ready.
2BR, central air, large deck. In lush garden setting on
Bay. Off street parking, extras. Annual $700 mo.
(941) 778-4625. References.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 3BR/2BA with central heat/air,
washer/dryer hookup. Near beach, fenced yard. Kids
and pets OK. References, deposits required. $750
TWO PROFESSIONAL FAMILY with two children
and no pets seek to rent a nice 3- 4 bedroom home
for 6 12 months. Call 778-3775.
ROOMMATE NEEDED TO share 2 bedroom, fully
furnished home conveniently located in quiet area.
References and interview required. 779-1215, Sally.
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
WEST BAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA ground
floor end unit. Sunny, renovated. Agents protected.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA condo on Palma
Sola Bay. Deep water canal, dock & davits, seawall,
2 pools, clubhouse, tennis. $159,900. (941) 792-
7122 for appointment.
BIMINI BAY HOME 638 Dundee Lane, Holmes
Beach 6BR/4BA home on Key Royale. 240' of
waterfront, 55 ft. dock and heavy boat lift. New pre-
mier kitchen with polished granite counters. Too
many upgrades to list and, oh yes, an indoor heated
pool! $589,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones, Neal
& Neal Realtors, 778-2261.
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO gated community.
2BR/2BA, 2nd floor. Large open layout, gorgeous
lake view from screened lanai and living room.
$94,000. Call 761-8063.
TRIPLEX BRADENTON BEACH great investment.
Close to beach and Bay. Fully leased. Call Jack
McCormick broker, Kevin Levins Realty, 383-5577.
$167,000 ANNA MARIA CITY! 2BR/2BA with spa-
cious guest suite in tip top condition! Double garage!
Towne & Shore Realty, 778-7980.
WANT TO BE THE BOSS? Then own your own busi-
ness with possible living quarters. Large 62 x 145 lot
+ fabulous building. Steps to the beach. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PRIME ISLAND COMMERCIAL rental property.
Great rental history. 150 + frontage. Gross annual
income over 45K. For details call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO SHORES fabulous building lots in great lo-
cation. Close to everything. Call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
FABULOUS 4-PLEX in the city of Anna Maria on a
canal. Don't miss it! Call Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
DON'T MISS THIS CHANCE to build your dream
home on deep water lot with dock in place. Please
call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
NEWER NORTH END HOME in great location near
beach and Rod & Reel pier. 3BR/2BA, lots of garage
space. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate,
ISLAND'S BEST DIRECT GULFFRONT condo.
2BR/2BA, views abound, turnkey furnished. Call Ri-
chard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DIRECT GULFFRONT ESTATE with breathtaking
views. Very unique and tropical. Ready to move in.
Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. Call
Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
LOTS GULF just 150' away. $175,000. Bayview direct,
duplex. $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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