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Where was IEOC during Josephine?
By Pat Copeland
When Tropical Storm Josephine began to push salt
water onto roads and into homes and businesses, Is-
landers asked why the Island Emergency Operations
Center wasn't activated to assist them.
SThe IEOC, which consists of the fire district and
the three Island cities, is activated when the Island is
threatened with a disaster such as a hurricane or tropi-
cal storm. Emergency phone lines are set up at Fire
Station 1 in Holmes Beach and elected officials and fire
district representatives report there to respond to calls
from residents and make decisions about emergency
procedures and evacuations.
With Fire Chief and IEOC Director Andy Price out
of town last week, Sgt. John Cosby of the Bradenton
Beach Police Department took over as second in com-
By Pat Copeland
The Island cities are counting on Federal Emergency
Management Agency officials to give them some finan-
cial relief in cleaning up after Tropical Storm Josephine
that wreaked havoc on the Island last week.
Gov. Lawton Chiles formally requested FEMA
declare Manatee County, as well as 15 other counties,
a major disaster area Friday. That declaration will make
it possible for the cities to recoup their costs for repair-
ing damages, debris removal and overtime of city em-
ployees caused by the storm.
The announcement declaring the county a disaster
area had not been made at The Islander Bystander's
Tuesday press deadline.
While federal disaster funds are only available for
government property, buildings and infrastructure, the
declaration will help home and business owners secure
grants and low-interest loans to repair and replace un-
FEMA officials and the Division of Emergency
Management toured the cities Thursday to survey
storm damage. The cities listed the following damages
and storm related costs:
100 block of Pine Avenue beach access dam-
100 block of Elm walkover damaged.
100 block of Sycamore 800 square feet of road
100 block of Spring sand in road, walkover
Gulf Boulevard dune washed into road, land-
Seagrape Lane dunes washed away revealing
rock revetment, beach access damaged.
Jacaranda-Holly drainage system pipe system
collapsed and catch basin damaged.
South and North Bay Boulevards, North Shore
Drive, Gulf Boulevard, Spring, Pine and Sycamore-
sand in roads.
Rose Street destroyed all preliminary work
done for paving project.
North Bay Boulevard bridge crack on cap in
Crescent Street bridge damage to the end
Debris removal from city property and right of way.
Trucks and chain saws submerged in salt water.
Overtime for city employees.
mand. After a meeting with the county's Emergency
Operations Center at noon on the day of the storm,
Cosby said he called a meeting of the IEOC about 1:30
p.m. at the fire station.
The meeting was attended by Cosby, Bradenton
Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney, City Clerk Alice Baird
and Maintenance Supervisor Buddy Watts of Bradenton
Beach; Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner, Coun-
cilman Don Maloney, Police Lt. Dale Stephenson and
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes; and Commis-
sioner Doug Wolfe of Anna Maria.
"I got everybody together to decide if we wanted
to activate the IEOC," explained Cosby. "Mayor
VanWagoner and Lt. Stephenson felt they could handle
the situation in Holmes Beach on their own and
Bradenton Beach agreed, so we decided not to activate.
At no time did we think we would have to evacuate."
Sand in roads.
Trees blown over.
Washout on city pier.
Overtime for city employees.
Key Royale Bridge may have received dam-
age. FEMA will arrange for an inspection.
Seawall between 72nd and 74th Streets was
previously damaged but may have received further
damage from pressure from water caught behind it af-
ter the tide went out.
64th to 74th Streets west of Gulf Drive scour-
ing and erosion caused by waves.
The beach end of 34th Street scouring and
erosion caused by waves.
Curve at 31st Sireet and Gulf Drive one foot
of sand in an area 300 feet by 30 feet.
Police department basement- flooded ruining
carpet and furniture.
Damaged portions of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach that are state roads are not listed
because repairs will be made by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Cosby said the National Weather Service in Ruskin
was advising a general alert and the Manatee County
EOC was at minimal activation. Even as late as 6 p.m.,
Ruskin advised the EOC to stand down, he said.
Price, who remained in phone contact with district
personnel during the storm, said, "That was about all
they could do, given the weather information they had
at the time. Nobody expected that much water."
In the case of a smaller storms such as Josephine,
Price suggested that each Island city identify a shelter
for residents to get out of the flooding and wait out the
storm until they can return home and clean up.
"Utilizing shelters in town would be costly and
unnecessary for storms such as Josephine, which are no
threat to life," he noted. "However, Island shelters
would not take the place of our regular shelters on the
mainland during serious storm situations."
"Fred Hutchinson was the
most imposing leader who
ever took part in Cincinnati
sports." wrote Pat Harmon,
retired Cincinnati sports-
writer in his 1978 book,
Sports Stories." On Sept. 1
this year, the Cincinnati
Reds gave him the notice he
deserved. His jersey was
retired with Johnny Bench's
..,; No. 5 in ceremonies at
Riverfront Stadium. Hutch
died young (age 45) of lung
S'^ cancer, which adds to his
legend. His son and widow
still reside on the Island
where he is remembered for
helping to realize the dream
of a permanent facility for
S the Youth Center -now
the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Hutch
Sis pictured here early in his
S career with his first major
su league team, the Detroit
Tigers. (For more on the
legend, see page 12.)
Islander photo courtesy:
A Patsy Hutchinson
issued an emergency order Thursday authorizing local
governments to remove debris and boats, repair utilities
and roads, return sand deposited by the tropical storm to
the beach and dune system and repair blow outs to the
dune system using beach-compatible sand in areas sea-
ward of the coastal construction control line.
The DEP also authorized local governments to is-
sue permits to private and public property owners to
repair structures and residential service utilities, re-
PLEASE SEE STORM, NEXT PAGE
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinio ns .......................... ....................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
ISLAND MAP ................... ............... 16
Streetlife ........................... ........... .............. 22
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 25
Crossword puzzle.......................... ....... 32
OCTOBER 17, 1996
j3 PAGE 2 0 OCTOBER 17, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Islanders stranded on mainland during storm
By Pat Copeland
Because of a glitch in communication, some Is-
landers were stranded on the mainland during Tropical
Storm Josephine last week.
"We were having problems with sightseers coming to
the Island and getting stranded in the high water," Holmes
Beach Police Chief Jay Romine explained. 'We requested
that the Bradenton Police Department man the causeway
and only allow residents to come to the Island."
Due to a miscommunication, a civilian volunteer
sent to man the causeway until police arrived thought
the causeway was shut down completely and turned
away residents trying to get home, he said.
Holmes Beach resident Jane Early was one of those
turned away while trying to return home from work
By David Futch
A post-Josephine storm assessment indicates Anna
Maria Island beaches fared better than previously
Except for a few trouble spots, much of the Island
was spared the wrath of 50 mph winds from Tropical
Storm Josephine and the ensuing tidal surge.
On Friday, Gov. Lawton Chiles asked President
Clinton to declare 16 Florida counties including Mana-
tee a major disaster area.
Estimates show Manatee County suffered $4.9
million in damages to public and private property.
Damage to Island public property such as roads and
beaches amounted to $375,000.
Jack Gorzeman, environmental projects coordinator
with Manatee County's Environmental Management
Department, said the storm flattened the beach about one
foot, pushing sand back and into Island streets.
"Based on how the storm topped the beach, there's
not a lot of damage," he said. "The beach performed
better than expected.
"There are no major gullies or washouts or escarp-
ments like what occurred during Hurricane Opal last
year. We had to do a lot of grading after Opal. We don't
expect to do that after Josephine."
According to Gorzeman, problem areas or hot
spots include Cortez Beach and Katie Pierola Park in
Bradenton Beach and at the 3300 block and the
Martinique condominium, 5300 block, Gulf Drive, in
Much of the beach should return to normal over the
next three months.
"Nature tends to heal itself," Gorzeman said. "So
Surfers at Cortez Beach in
Bradenton Beach take
advantage of swells as
Tropical Storm Josephine
churns in the Gulf of
Mexico. The Oct. 7 storm
kicked up winds of nearly
50 mph and flooded much ..a. B
of Anna Maria. Islander
Photo: David Futch
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
move debris from property, repair beach access ramps
and walkways and return sand to dune blow-out areas
or in areas where the bluff line existed prior to the
storm. Work must be completed by midnight Nov. 8.
The order also said, "No additional authorization is
required for repairs to interiors of existing structures not
shortly before 9 p.m.
"It was a disaster," she said. "There was one lone
community service officer trying to handle three lanes
of traffic coming at him from two directions. People
were obnoxious, but they were also upset. I had glued
myself to the news all day to see if there was any hint
that I might not get back on the Island due to flooding."
Early said many people gave up and stayed with
friends on the mainland or rented motel rooms. She
said she pulled into a nearby parking lot and sat here
trying to decide what to do. She returned to the line on
the causeway just as police arrived and began to check
identification, letting residents through.
"I really felt put upon," she said. "It delayed me ap-
proximately 45 minutes getting home. This is the second
time I've been caught in this miscommunication."
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Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner said there
was never a request to close the bridge, only a request
to keep non-residents off the Island.
"They were coming out here to watch the storm
and their cars were stalling out in the high water," he
noted. "Our police were spending valuable time trying
to get the traffic cleared when they were getting emer-
gency calls to help residents handle storm problems."
Holmes Beach resident Ronald LaFord said he was
also refused entry onto the Island after returning from
class at Manatee Community College.
"I was very upset because I know the rule is if you
show an ID, you can go home," he said. "I was lucky
because we still own a condo right there where the
major back-up was. If it wasn't for that, I would've
spent $50 or $60 to rent a motel room."
The southbound lane of Gulf of Mexico Drive near Bayport Condominium on Longboat Key was closed for six
days after Tropical Storm Josephine gobbled away sand and pavement last week. Repair costs, to be paid for
by the Florida Department of Transportation, are estimated at $162,000. Pictured is some of the sand used to
fill the cavities under the roadbed and what's left of a beach cabana. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
we'll see much of the lost sand return."
Gorzeman, who is in charge of applying for state
and federal permits for beach renourishment, said his
office surveys from the back of the beach offshore to
a depth of 18 feet about 1,200 feet offshore.
The offshore accumulation of sand tends to break
the power of waves.
In January, the county did a survey to determine
how much sand remained from the 1993 beach
renourishment project that widened island beaches an
involving repairs to foundations. Temporary repairs to
foundations are authorized to prevent imminent collapse.
"The permanent repair to the foundations of ma-
jor structures, the rebuilding of major structures, the
repair or construction of coastal or shore protection
structures or excavation of sand seaward of the veg-
etation line or existing coastal or shore protection
structures is not authorized by this order."
All work must be completed by midnight Nov. 8.
average of 130 feet.
Gorzeman said that of the 2 million cubic yards of
sand added to the shoreline in Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach, three-quarters remained in the area
from the back beach to 1,200 feet offshore.
"We're pleased with that number," he said, "es-
pecially considering we had the most active tropical
storm season in history in 1995 and the storm of the
century in 1993."
Another renourishment project is in the planning
and permitting stages and is expected to begin in 2001,
City of Anna Maria beaches are to be included in
the next project, scheduled to cost $9.4 million, he said.
Approximately 1.6 million cubic yards will be pumped
"We expect the next project to be similar to the one
in 1993," he said. "One advantage we will have is know-
ing where the hotspots are and we can add extra sand."
Gorzeman added he would like to see the project be-
gin tomorrow but the permitting process is slow and te-
dious with the county having to show Florida Department
of Environmental Protection officials detailed designs.
On Longboat Key, public works director Len
Smally said damage to key beaches from Josephine
amounted to more than $800,000, $400,000 each for
Sarasota and Manatee counties. He estimated losses for
cleanup, overtime, debris disposal, tree and sod re-
placement, boardwalk and warehouse damages
amounted to an additional $21,000 in Sarasota County
and $27,000 in Manatee County.
"It's just a starting point," he said. "It's a prelimi-
nary damage assessment we do for the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency."
Additionally, the southbound lane of Gulf of
Mexico Drive on Longboat at mid-key, in the area op-
posite the trailer park and Bayport condominium,
washed away. Cost estimates to fix the road damages
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N OCTOBER 17, 1996 U PAGE 3 lE
Anna Maria Commissioners, public praise drainage system
By Frank Cunningham
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock
got a round of applause from residents and commis-
sioners at an Oct. 8 commission meeting for his work
in expediting several drainage projects. Despite heavy
rainfall from Tropical Storm Josephine, flooding was
reduced by the new drainage systems.
Commissioner Bob McElheny praised Charnock,
who has been criticized in recent weeks by the Islander
for not obtaining competitive bids and using only one
contractor on the eight projects.
"Phil has taken some flack from the press but the
projects worked," McElheny said. Commissioner
Elaine Burkly joined with Mayor Chuck Shumard in
praising the drainage system but Burkly said, "We
might use a different method of choosing contractors
in the future."
Sissy Quinn, 301 North Bay Blvd., said she expe-
rienced some flooding when water gushed out of a
Crescent Street drainage pipe.
Charnock said, "The water gushed over a seawall
and there was too much back pressure on the pipe. I
will install a flapper valve to prevent this in the future."
Chuck Hataway, and engineer with the Southwest
Florida Water Management District, said he inspected
New speeding tickets carry hefty fines
You better slow down. Effective Oct. 1, speeding
30 mph over the speed limit can cost you $268, accord-
ing to Manatee County Deputy Sheriff Gary Sellitto.
Speaking before an Oct. 8 Anna Maria City Com-
mission meeting, Sellitto said there is a $43 fine for
going one to nine miles over the limit less than the
old maximum fine of $69.50. Some of the new fines.
enacted by the Florida Legislature are::
10-14 miles over the limit, $118
15-19 miles over the limit, $143
20-29 miles over the limit, $168
10-14 miles over the limit in a school zone, $188
Tropical storm delays
Tropical Storm Josephine spurred the cancel-
lation of a board of adjustment hearing in
Bradenton Beach on the continued operation of a
wildlife rescue service.
The hearing on the operation of Wildlife, Inc.,
2200 block of Avenue B, is tentatively set for Nov.
Neighbors of Wildlife, Inc., have complained
of increased visitor traffic to the site, calling the
operation a "zoo-keeping activity." A complaint
has also been raised regarding an odor problem
10 miles over the limit in a construction zone, $188
And effective Oct. 1, bicyclists under 16 must wear
a helmet or face fines of $26 to $44.
Sellitto said his department will "issue warning
tickets to helmetless violators until the end of the year
but after Jan. 1 the $44 fine will be enforced."
Handicapped parking violations have been increased
to $117 and all non-moving violations are now $44.
In September, the Manatee County Sheriffs' De-
partment received 444 calls and dispatched 60 officers
in Anna Maria. The department issued 53 citations and
54 warnings, according to Sellitto.
wildlife rescue hearing
and a possible health hazard. In response to the
complaints, zoning officials in Bradenton Beach
cited Wildlife, Inc. operators Gail and Ed Straight
with violation of the city's land development code
Wildlife, Inc. attorney Patricia Petruff has
questioned language in the city's land development
The animal rescue operation is licensed by fed-
eral and state agencies and has been aiding birds
and animals in Manatee County for about 10 years.
the drainage system last week.
"We've been exempted by Swiftmud from getting
any permits so far," Charnock said. "We may need per-
mits for outfalls on South Bay Drive and a project from
Pine to Magnolia."
In 1994, Swiftmud prepared a pilot engineering
report for Anna Maria to abate flooding after heavy
rains and high tides. The city has already committed
more than $200,000 to the system and is expected to
spend an additional $300,000 to complete the project.
The pilot study will be used by other West Coast com-
munities experiencing similar problems.
Anna Maria City
10/22, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
10/17, 7 p.m., Council meeting
10/18, noon, city election qualifying ends
10/21, 6:15 p.m., Citizens' Advisory Task
10/22, 7 p.m., Board of Adjustment
10/17, 9 a.m., Council work session on
comprehensive plan amendments
10/24, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
10/19, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
10/21, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
10/22, 6 p.m., Manatee County Commission
public hearing on air quality standards,
Manatee County Administration Building,
1112 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton.
10/24, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic Asso-
ciation, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
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jIj PAGE 4 0 OCTOBER 17, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Rental ordinance goes to planners for review
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council finished with
changes to its proposed residential rental ordinance and
sent it to the planning commission for review last week.
According to the ordinance, property owners will
not be allowed to rent for less than 30 days in the R-l
and R-3 districts and 14 days in the R-2 district. Rent-
als in the R-4 district are limited to seven days by the
1993 resort housing overlay ordinance. Rentals in the
R-1AA district are limited to 30 days by a 1992 ordi-
Council added a provision that the property cannot
be rented more than once during the designated rental
period, but the rental can be of any length. This provi-
sion also applies to the R-4 district. The ordinance
makes renting in a residential district a permitted acces-
Grandfather status will be granted to property own-
ers who can prove they have rented for less than the
periods designated in the ordinance six months prior to
its passage. However, a sunset clause will eliminate all
grandfathering after three years and will include rental
properties in the R-4 district.
Questions for the city attorney
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked City Attor-
ney Patricia Petruff to respond to several questions re-
garding the draft ordinance.
Q: Are we opening ourselves up for legal action by
sunsetting the R-4 district?
A: The city council has the authority to amend the
resort housing overlay district. Petruff noted that no
one in the R-4 district has requested grandfather status,
so the sunset provision would have no effect.
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said even
though no residents have applied for grandfather sta-
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Q: Shouldn't residential rentals conform to the
same commercial restrictions imposed on motels?
A: The council has the authority to impose what-
ever reasonable restrictions it thinks are appropriate for
rental of a housing unit on a short-term basis. If it quali-
fies as a public lodging establishment under state law,
the unit must comply with state standards.
"They are renting their homes to make money,"
Whitmore said. "I feel they should comply with the
same standards. If I'm renting short-term, I should be
just as safe as if I were renting a hotel or motel unit."
Courtney said no matter whether the unit is a pub-
lic lodging establishment or a resort dwelling, it is li-
censed and inspected by the state.
City Clerk Leslie Ford said if the unit qualifies as
a public lodging establishment, the owner must sign an
affidavit that he will comply with all state regulations.
Q: Should the rental license include a listing of the
A: There would not be enough room on the license
to do so.
Ford said they could be added to the receipt.
Q: If the mayor vetoes the ordinance, can three
council members override the veto?
A: Request an opinion from the attorney general.
Q: Shouldn't we define immediate family the same
as in the land development code? At a recent session,
the council added a provision to the ordinance that
exempted immediate family members from the provi-
sion that the property cannot be rented more than once
during the designated rental period,
A: Family, not immediate family, is defined in the
code. Trying to limit free use of the property to only an
immediate family member may create more problems.
Petruff noted, "It is my understanding that the
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short-term rental problem is not the result of people
allowing their relatives, however distant, to utilize
property on an occasional basis. It is the result of nu-
merous residential properties being marketed as vaca-
tion rentals to non-residents."
Councilwoman Billie Martini said letting family
members use a unit is not renting because no money is
being exchanged, and the city should not be involved.
Councilman Ron Robinson said he felt the term
"immediate family" should be replaced with specific
names of family members such as father, mother, sis-
ter, etc. Business owners sometimes let employees use
rental units as a reward, which is "too much leeway,"
Council agreed to eliminate "occupied by other
than immediate family" from the ordinance.
Q: Why do you feel we are loosening the restric-
tions in R-4 by including it in this ordinance?
A: Rentals in the R-4 district are presently limited
to seven days. The revisions to the ordinance would
allow R-4 property owners to rent for any period as
long as they only rent once during the seven-days. This
would allow overnight or weekend rental of property
in the district.
The ordinance was sent to the planning commis-
sion for review. Planners have 60 days to finish that
task. At the same time, the ordinance will be sent to the
attorney general for an opinion on overriding a veto by
the mayor. It will also be sent to the ethics commission
for a ruling on whether Courtney and Martini, who own
rental property in the affected districts, can vote on the
VanWagoner said as the ordinance stands, he
would veto it, but if all districts covered in the ordi-
nance were limited to 30-day rentals, he would not.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 17, 1996 0 PAGE 5 IEB
Join the team for center's 'new' gymnasium
By Cynthia Finn
Special the The Islander Bystander
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but the
gym's not open right now," is the temporary call at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center in Anna
The current displacement of gymnasium fre-
quenters from the Woman's Club of Anna Maria
Island to the after-school kids and the 100-plus-
member Tuesday afternoon bridge club will defi-
nitely be worth the short-term inconvenience.
After all, one of the biggest capital improvement
projects the center's seen since it was erected in
1983 is in the works. And when the doors reopen -
on or about Tuesday, Oct. 15 there will be an all-
new $25,400 surface on the Island's most often trod-
den floor. That goes for "Air Jordan" wannabes and
Big Band boppers alike.
Employees of Signs Now are behind the scenes installing a new recycling sign at Holmes Beach City Hall. The
sign was purchased with grant funds. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
Phase II of the finished $49,000 gymnasium
make-over will included much needed bleachers and
a new stage to take the community's diverse per-
forming artists into the 21st century.
Stay tuned. Your name, too, can be added to the
growing list of contributors responsible for this
transformation of everybody's favorite indoor area.
The current phase includes the installation of a
blue and gray Mondo Advance floor extraordinaire.
It's a natural vulcanized rubber product known for
its durability and flexibility. Center Program Direc-
tor Scott Dell has all the particulars on file.
Dell credits Anne and Ed Chiles of Holmes
Beach for a tremendous effort to date in raising
funds earmarked for the project. Individuals, busi-
nesses and civic organizations who haven't yet dug
in are still encouraged to become part of the "new
"I'm sure this is reminiscent of the community
spirit that sparked the fund drive to build the center
in the late 1970s," says Anne Chiles. "Helping to
fund its rejuvenation is a wonderful opportunity for
feeling a part of the family atmosphere the center has
Dell says one of the most touching donations
thus far came last week from an Island resident on
a fixed income.
"He was apologizing because he could only give
$15," Dell says, "but he remembers the drive to
build the center 20 years ago and wanted to contrib-
ute. He told me the kids would be the winners."
Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly says
the Center's board of directors has been extremely
active in letting the community know there is a fund
drive going on for the gym project.
"Right now," Kelly says, "United Way of Mana-
tee County, one of our major operating fund con-
tributors, is in the middle of its annual funding drive,
so the center is not currently pushing for our own
"But we'll resume the capital campaign for the
gym in December. The efforts to date are really ex-
citing," Kelly says.
About Dan Miller's
Record on Medicare Cuts
Dan Miller voted five times to make the BIGGEST
MEDICARE CUTS in history to finance massive tax
breaks that Newt Gingrich promised to the very wealthy.
(U.S. House of Representatives Roll Call Votes #345, 458, 731, 743, 812)
If the Miller plan became law:
* Seniors' Medicare premiums would double, forcing each
senior to pay $1,200 more in Medicare premiums over the
next seven years.
(Congressional Budget Office analysis of H.R. 2491)
* Already financially-strapped hospitals would be
"devastated"-which would mean cutting services or
* Doctors and hospitals could overbill patients by as much as
40%, leaving seniors vulnerable to substantial new out-of-
(Physician Payment Review Commission 1996 Report to Congress, p. 45)
When Florida seniors needed Dan Miller to protect Medicare, Miller put
Newt Gingrich first-and seniors last The National Committee to
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Tropical Storm Josephine provided us all with pro-
voking insight and a strong signal that all is not quite
right in our Island paradise.
Apparent miscommunication between Island cit-
ies, police, fire, rescue and ambulance personnel as
well as volunteers was at its peak when access to the
Island from the mainland on the Palma Sola Causeway
was denied to "card-carrying" Islanders.
The sudden strength of Josephine caused flooded
streets, particularly on Gulf Drive for nearly the entire
length of the Island, stranding all but larger, high-pro-
file vehicles and stranding residents and visitors
who sought to escape the Gulf's torrent and rising
waters in their homes.
The Island Emergency Operations Center evolved
years ago to serve as a focal point in the event of such
disasters. EOC was not activated on advice from Mana-
tee County headquarters and the National Weather
Service in Ruskin to "stand down" and an apparent
lack of concern by Island officials.
We remain mystified that anyone who observed the
radar pictures of Josephine on various TV broadcasts
could have expected any less than the resulting wrath.
Fortunately, there were no lives lost on Anna Maria
Island and damage, although costly to some, was
mostly limited to soaked carpeting and furniture.
But the problems evidenced here by Josephine
must be addressed before the next storm comes roar-
Miscommunication or lack of communication
between those in the field and those charged with mak-
ing policy must end. We shouldn't be hearing emer-
gency radio communications such as during Josephine,
"What's the plan? What's the plan?"
And while meetings and decisions were held at
nearly every level of operation by county and Island
supervisors of EOC and Island city governments, no
one offered public notice of any meetings. Meetings re-
garding EOC activation, emergency declarations and
follow-up discussions among the cities regarding han-
dling of disaster aid all went without public notice.
Obviously, when it rains and pours particularly
during serious storms the sunshine (law) goes out
the window along with common sense.
Why not keep the public informed? Conducting
meetings and then dishing out a churned brand of in-
formation afterward in a far less timely fashion -
leaves a sour note with members of the fourth estate
and we think, perhaps egotistically, with the public
these officials serve.
Meanwhile, Anna Maria Fire District Chief Andy
Price has put forth a suggestion again that mer-
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its focus. He believes an intermediary Island shelter
should be activated during storms that cause flooding
and concern for public safety but don't merit full-scale
All too often we've seen storms strike overnight
leaving residents in vulnerable, low-lying areas such as
the mobile home parks and small Gulffront resorts
stranded and emergency workers perplexed at how
to cope with moving people to safety in the height of
a fierce storm. Price's idea bears serious consideration
for just such situations.
It shows we can do better.
Other Holmes Beach needs
besides city hall complex
I had a dream. A dream I thought was shared by other
citizens of Holmes Beach. I guess I was wrong, as no one
has spoken up since the 3-2 vote for a $1.3 million city hall
complex was taken. A debt-free city without raising taxes
is not an impossible dream if responsible action is taken.
Let's look at the immediate needs of the city:
American Disability Act compliance, five restrooms
remodeled, a ramp and some doors enlarged, for now.
A very great possibility to build a Key Royale
A drainage system that is way behind.
Not to mention seawalls in need of repairs and ca-
nals that need dredging.
Now the desires for the future:
A tree-filled city park at minimal cost.
A community swimming pool atminimal to no
Even a small animal sanctuary has been proposed
at no cost.
I have also dreamed of getting our own Holmes
Beach post office at the north end of the library prop-
erty fronting 58th Street. The postal service could build
a big, beautiful facility there. We have waited so long
and deserve it. Now, that dream is gone because 59th
Street is going to be closed.
Aren't the residents on Flotilla and adjoining
streets concerned? A major ingress and egress is going
to be denied them.Don't say, "You can't fight city hall"
- the people of Bradenton did and won. You can too,
but you must speak up now.
A $1.3 million elaborate, over-built city complex
is the last thing we need.
Billie Martini, Holmes Beach
City's a wrong number in
talk tower control
RE: Holmes Beach City to seek cellular phone
tower on city property.
It is wrong for the politicians at city hall to deny an
Island business the income from this tower and then
seek that income for themselves.
The objective should be to strengthen the business
community when possible because a strong Island
economy generates tax revenue and encourages the
growth of services that make the Island habitable.
The meager $10,000 in annual income from this
tower will have little impact on the city budget but it
could mean a great deal to Holmes Beach Marina. It is
apparent to me that resident complaints were used as
a device to divert the tower to city interests.
The tower is intended to serve the entire Island and
is therefore in the public interest. That interest, coupled
with the outstanding safety history of similar towers,
should have overridden resident complaints.
Ernest Kerr, Holmes Beach
Take over letter hits target
The letter from Mr. Hinds in the Sept. 26 issue of
the Islander Bystander was right on target. Bradenton
Beach City Council and government have allowed a
"take over" of a once quiet, residential street.
Despite any and all efforts from property own-
ers, the take over began and never turned back!
From "just" a new, larger marina to a larger marina
with concession stand to a full blown 80-seat res-
taurant. All this in a residential area!
It appears the property owners are second class
citizens. We obviously have not been treated other-
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Part 6, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
American doughboys arriving in France in 1918 rode to the front in "40 and 8's."
RIDING THE RAILS
The morning after they landed in
France on Christmas Day of 1917, the
men of the Sixth Engineers were on a
train puffing eastward to the war front.
They rode packed into dinky boxcars
the Americans dubbed "40 and 8's" -
room for 40 men or eight horses.
The trip of nearly 400 hundred
miles in below freezing temperatures
took 48 hours, standing up all the way.
Everyone had been cautioned not to try
to sit or lie down for fear of frostbite.
Nevertheless, a soldier in Company E
- Anna Marian Clair Jones 's outfit -
was found on the floor in the morning
unable to get up.
"His legs were frozen and the medic
said he would be crippled for life,"
Clair's buddy Will Austin noted in his
The town they arrived at on Dec. 28
was a 14th-century hamlet southeast of
Paris called Champlitte. It was charm-
ing, but living and working conditions
Will wrote: "Our work was unload-
ing parts of barracks at the railway sta-
tion, then hauling them about two miles
down a long, long hill, across a river,
then up another long hill. The hills and
streets were slippery with ice and the
people were not very kind. We had to
wash and shave at hydrants in the street.
"Seventeen of us were billeted in
one attic. For fuel we were allowed three
pounds of wood each. It was all green
and it had to be given to the kitchen as
there was an insufficient supply to cook
our meals. At last we managed among
us to get together enough green wood
for a small fire in a heater in the attic;
but nothing could be found for kindling.
"We were in despair. So when some
of the boys, on entering the house, found
the old Frenchman's sabots standing
neatly by the door, they gave in to temp-
tation and carried them off to the attic.
Split with a bayonet they did very nicely
as kindling, combined with parts of a
cupboard, which we took to pieces as
The Americans had not been issued
the proper clothes for working in the in-
tense cold of January. Keeping warm
somehow was a constant worry.
"We had only our light shoes," Will
wrote. "Our gloves lasted just three
days. And none of us had caps. Many
had their ears frozen. Not having
proper shoes, our feet got soaked
through; and as the fires were insuffi-
cient to get our boots properly dried by
night, we found it better not to take our
shoes off, but to simply loosen the laces
and sleep with them on. Our feet re-
mained warmer, and our shoes dried
out a little. Otherwise the leather was
so wet and frozen it was difficult to get
them on in the morning.
On Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m. Company
E moved out, heading north to another
little town near the hilltop town of
Chamount, where Gen. John J. "Black-
jack" Pershing had his headquarters.
There were many soldiers camped in
the vicinity. Against the wishes of the
British and French commanders, who
desperately wanted the troops assigned
to their forces, Pershing was bent on
forming a separate American army.
At Chamount the officers had de-
luxe accommodations in a chateau, but
the enlisted men of Company E were
almost as bad off as they had been in
Champlitte (though they did have
warm clothing issued to them).
"Clair and I were billeted in a dis-
reputable old barn," Will wrote. "We
had to climb up a rickety old ladder to
the loft where we were to sleep. Clair
was half way up the ladder, his pipe
clenched between his teeth, his pack on
his back. I was at the foot feeling pretty
disgusted. (I must here say that I was
always amused by his marked Southern
accent in speaking.)
"'Well, Jones,' I said, 'How do
you like your new quarters?'
"He paused and looked down at me
with a gleeful twinkle in his eye and
taking his pipe out of his mouth re-
plied, 'When I remembuh that my
Redeemah was born in a stable, I entah
my abode with pride."'
Austin added: "Clair hadn't been
overseas long when he was nicknamed
in our little bunch of special friends,
'The Holy Father.' There was always
some original nonsense going on be-
tween him and his congregation."
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Ride to survive: bike rodeo stresses safety first
By Michelle Timpanaro
Every child walked away a winner at the Bicycle
Rodeo held at Anna Maria Elementary last Saturday.
In addition to receiving a free helmet, many prizes were
given away throughout the day.
Carmine Galati, Billy Cole and Walter Gonzalez
each won free bicycles donated by Wal-Mart
Superstore, Target and Toys R Us. Each rider also re-
ceived a prize after successfully completing the rodeo
Participants had the opportunity to learn and prac-
tice safe riding techniques as volunteers instructed
them on how to "ride to survive." Riding with traffic,
looking over your shoulder, avoiding obstacles and
approaching high traffic areas were just some of the
obstacles the riders encountered.
Fingerprinting and bicycle registration were also
mandatory for each participant.
"All of the participants' bicycles are now regis-
tered by serial numbers in our computers. This makes
it easier to identify a stolen bicycle," explained Officer
Sandy Keller of the Holmes Beach Police Department.
Officer George Sabine, aviation unit manager and
chief pilot for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office,
also volunteered his time to exhibit one of two helicop-
ters recently purchased by the Sheriffs Office.
"We acquired these two aircraft as part of 12-
Away, a drug interdiction program," he said. "They are
equipped with both infrared and a 15-million
candlewatt power spotlight."
Officer Keller, the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment, Deputy Sheriff Gary Sellito and the Manatee
County Sheriffs Office coordinated the Bicycle Ro-
deo. Among the many volunteers which made this
event a success, the Salvation Army was on hand to
give away free refreshments and Publix donated 400
cookies for the hungry riders.
"We gave away 80 helmets and 77 children regis-
tered and participated in the event," said Officer Keller.
"It was a great success thanks to the many volunteers
and donations from local businesses."
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Islander competes in Ms. Senior Citizen pageant
By Jim Hanson
Anna Maria's Pat Higinbotham is Ms. U.S. Se-
nior Citizen III, as second runner-up in the week-
long national pageant in Illinois.
She competed against 40 other talented beauties
from across the country in the older set's version of
the Miss America pageant.
All last week they contested in four main areas
at Joliet, Ill., and on Sunday they received the
judges' big decision.
Higinbotham is no stranger to public appear-
ances, nor to beauty contests. A trained musician
with a degree in music education from Florida State
University, she has taught music in Sarasota and
Charlotte County schools and has been soloist in
She sings regularly at Island Baptist Church and
frequently takes her talent to facilities for the eld-
erly, accompanied by pianist Bob LoPiccolo. Mana-
tee Heritage Days this year saw her performing in
the "Broadway Bound" show with such luminaries
as Miss Indiana and Miss Arkansas.
As for beauty contests, she helped shepherd
daughter Holly to Miss Manatee County and Miss
Sarasota titles in 1992 and 1993 and through the
Miss Florida competition. Holly is now with the
Beverly Enterprises rehabilitation program. The
other Higinbotham daughter, Delinda, is a producer
for Tampa's Channel-8 News. An accomplished pia-
nist, Delinda accompanies both mother and sister
when her schedule permits.
Higinbotham's husband, Dale, patriarch of all
this pulchritude, is a real estate agent with Skyway
Realty, Bradenton. He was at the pageant, as were
Pat's mother, Betsie Greisen of Bradenton, and both
First on the week's agenda was a series of pre-
Then came the "fashion statement," with contes-
tants wearing what they wish. Higinbotham's choice
was a black jumpsuit with an elephant chain belt, a
leopard jacket and black felt hat also accessorized
with an elephant, black ankle boots and black leather
The third phase of the contest was evening gown
competition, with contestants judged on poise, mod-
eling ability and their handling of questions on the
stage. Higinbotham's gown was an off-white,
straight-line with bugle beads and pearls, and she
wore pearl and rhinestone earrings.
The final phase was talent, and the local entry
sang "If I Loved You."
On Sunday, 10 finalists got to do the whole
schedule over again for the public.
Back home on Willow Avenue in Anna Maria,
she plans to rest briefly before plunging into a sched-
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Volunteers and Council on Aging show Nov. 12 and
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meeting Oct. 22
The Manatee County Commission will hold a
work session on air quality standards on Oct. 22 at 6
p.m. in the Manatee County Administration Building,
1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The board will consider several options. One is to
return to the 1974 air quality standards which placed
a one percent limit on the amount of sulfur in fuel.
Another is to return to the 1993 air quality standards
which allowed the burning of fuels of more than one
percent sulfur. The 1993 standard opened the door for
Florida Power and Light's application to burn
Orimulsion, a controversial new fuel.
The text of options to be considered by the board
will be available to the public after Oct. 15 by calling
the Board of County Commissioners at 748-4501.
Nolan to speak to Island
Bob Nolan, Democratic candidate for state repre-
sentative, will speak to the members of the Anna
Maria Island Democratic Club at their Monday, Oct.
21, meeting to be held at the Beachouse Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach at noon.
Candidates for judge of the 12th Circuit Court,
Stanley Swartz and Deborah Ford-Kaus, will also at-
Reservations are not needed for the $7.50 lun-
For additional information, call Roy McChesney
Chamber social Oct. 23
The next Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce social and reception will be held at Barnett
Bank, 699 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, from 5
to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. All Islanders, mem-
bers and their guests are welcome.
Mature driving class at
St. Bernard Church
AARP 55 Alive/Mature Driving will hold a class
on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23 and 24, at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Drive, Holmes
Classes are scheduled for 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pre-
registration is required.
To register or for additional information, call Les
Knoll at 729-7742.
Garden club to discuss
The Island Garden Club will open its 1996-97
season with a meeting to be held on Thursday, Oct. 17,
beginning at 6 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach.
Dave McKeever will present a program about
For information, call 778-4229.
Holmes Beach Civic
Association to meet
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet
on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Walker-
Swift meeting room of the Island Branch Library in
Sandy Lindahl will speak about a unique and pro-
ductive reading program for Anna Maria Elementary
For information about the meeting or member-
ship to the association, call Shirley Romberger at
Pool committee to meet
The committee responsible for the community
pool petition drive invites participation at a meeting
Saturday, Oct. 19, at 12:30 p.m. in the Walker-Swift
meeting room of the Island Branch Library in Holmes
Beach, immediately following the Holmes Beach
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program Oct. 22
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Senior
Outreach Committee will host a two-part educational
seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the chamber office
located at 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Part one will introduce participants to Gary
Smith, the new executive director of the Senior
Friendship Centers Foundation, along with many
programs and services provided by the Senior
Friendship Centers, Inc.
Part two will focus on financial and estate and
charitable planned giving. John Raleigh Jr., financial
advisor with American Express, will discuss charitable
planned giving and how estate planning can help pro-
tect heirs from unnecessary taxes and delays of probate.
For information, call the chamber at 387-9519.
Lord's Warehouse re-opens
After a successful season, the Lord's Warehouse
will re-open on Saturday, Oct. 19, with a 50 per cent
off almost everything in the store sale.
The thrift shop, which benefits 25 local charities,
is located on the grounds of the Longboat Island
Chapel, 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Normal business hours will be Monday, Wednes-
day and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Donations of re-usable items are accepted at the
northeast entrance of the chapel, Monday through Fri-
day mornings until noon.
Anyone wishing to volunteer may call Mary
Winkelspecht at 383-6491.
Island low vision club to
meet Oct. 22
Visionaries second meeting of the season will be
held Tuesday, Oct. 22, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach.
The program is entitled "A Medley of Music, Prose
and Poetry." The public is invited to attend.
For information about the Visionaries, call Doris
Hunter at 778-3391.
Environmentalist to speak
to historical society
Rick Myers, past president of the Audubon Soci-
ety, will speak at the Monday, Oct. 21, meeting of the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
The public is invited to the meeting which will be
held at the Anna Maria City Hall, Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria City at 7:30 p.m.
Myers, a former science teacher in the Manatee
County School System, is now a school administrator.
He is chairman of the environmental lands acquisition
committee, is an advisory board to the Manatee County
Commission. He will present a slide show interspersed
with birds indigenous to Anna Maria Island.
Art League adds to
The Anna Maria Art League in Holmes Beach
has scheduled two additional art classes to com-
mence in October.
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Ginger White will begin to
instruct a class in "Oils" and a class on "Mixed Me-
dia," beginning Friday, Oct. 25. Both classes will
run for five weeks.
In addition, the "Clay Hand Building" class, with
Debron, instructor, will begin Monday, Oct. 21, instead
of Oct. 18.
To register and for additional information, call the
league at 778-2099.
The Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island will cel-
ebrate the opening of the
Island art season on
Saturday, Oct. 19, from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its
Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
The free festivities
include new works by 75
local artists, artists
refreshments and an
artists' pumpkin decorat-
ing contest. The public is
invited to attend. For
information, call 778-
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The Anna Maria Island Art League is looking for
new, creative art work for its Fine Arts Festival post-
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Cash prizes will be awarded.
All entries must be no larger than 18 x 24 inches
and one entry each may be submitted by category
All entries must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 18. The
contest is open to the public. For details, call 778-2099.
Guild to celebrate
Local poets and artists will celebrate Halloween at
Poetry Night to be held Thursday, Oct. 17, beginning
at 7 p.m. at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Pumpkin cookies and coffee among the art will be
the setting for the light hearted "Second Annual Re-
quiem for Dead Poets."
Favorite poems by famous dead poets can be read
by anyone wishing to attend. Wear something black
and bring a friend.
Call 778-7216 for more information.
Prize show at Art League
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host an open
show with the theme of "Dreams and the Hereafter." The
show is open to the public and all mediums are welcome.
Cash prizes are $100 for first place, $50 for second place
and $25 for third. Entry limit is two pieces and entry fees
are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Submis-
sion deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 30.
For information, call the league at 778-2099.
Safety in numbers makes for happy haunting. Join
the Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce as it celebrates
Halloween Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
All Island children are welcome to participate in the
first "Trail of Treats" organized and supported by the
Chamber, the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Anna Maria Elementary School and many Island busi-
The event will begin with a costume contest,
starting promptly at 3:30 p.m. Judging will be com-
pleted and prizes will be awarded by 3:45 p.m., and
trick-or-treating will begin at 4 p.m.
A trail map will be distributed to each trick-or-
treater highlighting all participating businesses.
Interested volunteers should contact Mary Ann
Brockman at 778-1541.
Astrid Sundelof Cowden
Astrid Sundelof Cowden, 90, of Holmes Beach,
died Oct. 7 at home.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Cowden came to Manatee
County from Warren, Pa., in 1975. She was a member
of All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her husband, Wallace; a daugh-
ter, Carolyn Wensing of Holmes Beach; a son, Robert
of Monte Sereno, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and five
There was no visitation. A memorial service was
held at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church,
Longboat Key, with Dr. Bennett Barnes and the Rev.
Phillip Perkins officiating. Memorial contributions
may be made to All Angels by the Sea Episcopal
Church, 563 Bay Isles Rd, Longboat Key, Fla. 34228,
or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota, Fla. 34238. Toale Brother Funeral Home,
Bradenton Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
'Gordy' Powers Sr.
Gordon E. "Gordy" Powers Sr., 76, of Holmes
Beach, died Oct. 6 at home.
Born in Norton, Texas, Mr. Powers came to Mana-
tee County from Champaigne Urbana, Ill, in 1988. He
was a Baptist. He was an Army Air Corps pilot during
World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; a son, Gordon
E. Jr., of Bradenton; a sister, Evanita Lindley of Casper,
Wyo.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
No visitation or service was held. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to American Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton, Fla. 34282-0459, or the
charity of one's choice. Brown and Sons Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.
Ann Gillispie Robinson
Ann Gillispie Robinson, 57, of Holmes Beach,
died Oct. 9 at home.
Born in Charleston, W.Va., Mrs. Robinson came to
Manatee County from Madison. She was an educator
and member of Madison United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, A.F.; two daugh-
ters, Elizabeth Dean of Montevallo, Ala., and Mary
Ann of Madison; a brother, Thomas Gillispie of
Riverview; and her parents, Lindsey and Elizabeth
Gillispie of Holmes Beach.
An open house was held in Holmes Beach. A me-
morial service will be held in Madison, W.Va. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to ALS Association c/o
Madison United Methodist church, 367 State St., Madi-
son, W.Va. 25130. Handley Funeral Home, Danville, W.
Va., was in charge of the arrangements.
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By Tom Groeschen
The Cincinnati Enquirer
"Fred Hutchinson was the most im-
posing leader who ever took part in Cin-
Pat Harmon, a retired Cincinnati
sportswriter, penned those words in his
1978 book, Cincinnati's Greatest Sports
Since then, with the possible excep-
tion of former Bengals coach Forrest
Gregg, the city hasn't seen a reasonable
facsimile of the larger-than-life '
Hutchinson, the Reds manager who died
Hutchinson's was a John Wayne
presence. Big (6-foot-2, 200 pounds),
dark, tough, handsome.
"Women were attracted by his rug-
ged good looks and masculinity. Men ad-
mired and respected him," former Reds
beat reporter Earl Lawson wrote in his
1987 book, Cincinnati Seasons.
Hutchinson, whose retired No. 1 jer-
sey was displayed with Johnny Bench's
No. 5 in ceremonies Sept. 1 at Riverfront
Stadium, died young (age 45) of lung
cancer, which adds to his legend. Call it
the Marilyn Monroe-James Dean effect. .''
But those who knew him say
Hutchinson Reds manager from 1959-
64 deserved his icon status.
"The people of Cincinnati loved
Hutch, because they knew he was a true '
gentleman who would give all he had to
win," said former Reds outfielder Jerry
Lynch, who played for Hutchinson.
But what about Hutchinson the bad
loser? The temper that left a trail of bro-
ken light bulbs, smashed windows and
thrown furniture? Why was that dis- :
missed as, 'Well, that's Hutch'?
"It's because he was a good man,"
said Lynch, who now lives in Atlanta. Fred Hutchi
"He was nicknamed The Bear, but if you
look back he never actually took it out on his players.
He was hardest on himself."
Hutchinson became a Cincinnati hero in 1961
when his so-called "Ragamuffin Reds" stunned base-
ball by reaching the World Series. But he gained even
more admirers during his stoic, uncomplaining battle
against cancer in 1964.
"He showed us how to live," Phillies manager
Gene Mauch said then, "and now he's showing us how
Gene Freese, another Red from the Hutchinson era,
said Hutchinson commended respect with his regal
bearing, like Don Shula once did in football.
"There weren't too many people who didn't like
him," said Freese.
Sport magazine once described Hutchinson's fea-
tures this way: "A log-splitting nose; the chin and jaw
of a chip-on-the-shoulder, back-alley fighter, and a
downturned mouth hung on the barndoor of his face
like a long overdue lucky horseshoe."
Some Hutchinson history:
As a player, he pitched for Detroit and had a 95-
71 career record. One time Hutchinson lost a game,
showered and dressed, then walked five miles home -
leaving his wife and car at the ballpark.
After defeats, Hutchinson's wife would warn the
children. After one loss, he actually sat calmly down to
dinner and made it to dessert. Then he turned and
punched a hole in the wall behind his chair.
"Look what you've done!" his wife Patsy said.
"Hang a picture over it," her husband snapped.
Joe Nuxhall, who pitched for Hutchinson's Reds,
recalled a bad loss in either 1962 or '63 at old Crosley
"Hutch came into the clubhouse, saw a bag of bat-
ting practice balls, and hurled 'em right through the
Editor's note: With great appreciation, this article
is reprinted with permission of the Cincinnati
Enquirer, Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996.
inson, team manager, in the Cincinnati Reds dugout.
window. There was glass flyin' and balls rollin' all
over the place outside. Fans were diving on top of one
another trying to get the balls."
Philadelphia sportswriter Larry Merchant observed,
"Hutch doesn't throw furniture. He throws rooms."
After one loss in Milwaukee, Hutchinson KO'd
every light bulb in the tunnel between the dugout and
Many recall the day in New York's Polo Grounds
when the Reds blew a doubleheader to the lowly Mets.
Afterward, Hutchinson warned the players to vacate the
clubhouse within 15 minutes.
"You've never seen guys shower so fast," said
Lynch. "I don't think anyone even got wet." The only
one left after 15 minutes was the trainer.
In Florida, he once threw a chair into the ceiling
after losing a shuffleboard game.
Donald Honig, author of a history of the Reds,
wrote that managers of Hutchinson's disposition are
often disliked by their players. Hutchinson was an ex-
"Hutchinson was a more complete personality,"
Honig wrote. "Beneath his tempestuous exterior was a
man of warmth, character and sly humor. His players
respected him and like him."
Hutchinson was human, like the next guy. He
Born: Aug. 12, 1919 in Seattle, Wash.
Died: Nov. 12, 1964 in Bradenton, Fla.
Playing career: Pitcher, Detroit Tigers (1939-
41, '46-53). Record: Won 95, Lost 71, 3.73 ERA.
Managerial career: Detroit (1952-54), St.
Louis (1956-58), Cincinnati (1959-64). Overall
record 830-827 (.501); Reds record 446-375
Career highlight: Managed Reds to 1961 NL
pennant, the only one the franchise won between
1940 and '70.
Family: Widow, Patsy, lives in Florida. Four
children (Rick, Jack, Patty and Joe) and six grand-
loved to play golf and occasionally would
unwind with a night on the town. In 1961,
at the team's downtown victory party cel-
ebrating the National League pennant,
Hutchinson stunned his players by singing
from the bandstand at the Netherland
'. Plaza's Hall of Mirrors.
"He didn't care what you did off the
field as long as you played hard on the
field," said ex-Reds catcher Ed Bailey. "He
was a man's kind of man."
Despite the constant threat of club-
Shouse mayhem, Hutchinson never ranted or
raved or called needless meetings, Lynch
Said. And despite the gruff exterior, he
would quietly encourage his men.
Said Freese, "If you were going bad,
S he'd pat you on the behind and say, 'Don't
worry about it. Robby or Pinson will pick
Robby and Pinson were Frank Robinson
and Vada Pinson, who helped lead the Reds'
pennant charge in '61.
Robinson said he had trouble adjust-
ing to Hutchinson after breaking in with
easygoing manager Birdie Tebbetts in 1956.
But adjust Robinson did.
Robinson also said Hutchinson's year-
long battle with cancer may have contrib-
uted to the Red's failure to win the 1964
pennant. They finished tied for second with
Hutchinson left the team in mid-Au-
gust that year, handing the reins to Dick
"It was tough, especially when he was
There on the bench," Robinson said. "It was
tough to concentrate just on the game. We
Wanted to win so badly for him, it affected
"This was not a knock at him, but it
S might have cost us a chance to win a cham-
pionship that year. We weren't fully concen-
trating on the game."
Hutchinson learned he had lung can-
cer late in 1963 and immediately stopped smoking. But
radiation treatments only slowed the inevitable.
He managed the club through the summer of '64,
but his condition slowly deteriorated. On Aug. 12,
1964, nearly 19,000 fans a sizable crowd in those
days gathered at Crosley Field for Hutchinson's
45th birthday. All knew he was seriously ill, but few
knew his disease was terminal. Reds President Bill
DeWitt wept openly on the field as the fans, who
would never see Hutchinson again, sang "Happy
Later, a frail Hutchinson's only words to his play-
ers were, "I may not be here tomorrow. Dick Sisler will
run the club."
That was his last day in uniform.
Six weeks later, 23-year-old Reds second baseman
Pete Rose was riding on a bus with Reds coach Reggie
Otero in the Dominican Republic, where Rose was
playing winter ball. Rose was perplexed when Otero,
listening to a Spanish-language radio broadcast, sud-
denly began crying.
When Rose asked what had happened, Otero trans-
lated the news by saying: "Hutch ... he die."
Rose cried too. It was Hutchinson who'd given him
his big break, thrusting him into the Reds' lineup as a
rookie in 1963.
Years later, Rose remembered what Hutchinson's fi-
nal struggle meant to him.
"It did something to me, lifted my intensity a level,
made me approach long-term goals like they were
short-term goals," Rose said. "He was like a father to
The Reds retired Hutchinson's No. 1 soon after he
died, but the number hasn't been displayed until now.
His name also lives on through the internationally
known Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in his
native Seattle, Wash.
The Center, founded in 1975 by Hutchinson's
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 17, 1996 0 PAGE 13 jf
Patsy Hutchinson: 46 years of Island and baseball life
By Jim Hanson
She was "only" the wife only the wife of a bril-
liant, spectacular man, the wife who kept it all together
in the shadows behind his life in glaring spotlights.
When he died early in midstride, she still kept it
together, made their family what he was so proud of
alive and would have been proud of after he left.
Most of their family life they lived in Holmes
Beach in the house Fred and Patsy Hutchinson built in
1950. Thirty years and more a widow, she still lives
Last month she went back to Cincinnati for the cer-
emony at Riverfront Stadium to retire the number
"Hutch" wore on his Cincinnati Reds jersey. It was No.
1, befitting a true baseball immortal, and it went into
its rare honorable retirement at the same time as Johnny
Bench's No. 5.
With his success, they could have lived almost any-
where they chose, she recalled, and they chose Anna
"The kids loved it here," she said. "We traveled a
lot, but Anna Maria was always home."
The "kids" are all grown and gone now, and the
eldest, Frederick Jr. "Rick," now 52, joined her for the
ceremony in Ohio. They got replicas of Hutch's jersey,
and Rick accepted a $5,000 check for the Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Patsy, revered the length of the Island, keeps fit play-
ing golf four days a week at Key Royale. That's a conti-
nent way from the Hutchinsons' first days together.
They went to Franklin High School in Seattle, then
he went away to report as a pitcher for the Detroit Ti-
gers. He promptly was farmed out to Buffalo and then
Seattle in the old International League. There, in his old
hometown, he pitched his 19th league victory on his
19th birthday. Even then, he was an imposing figure
well over six feet and 200 pounds of bone and muscle,
with craggy good looks and an engaging manner that
attracted people and a ferocious, violent temper that
kept them careful.
"Then came the war," she recalls, and he joined the
Patsy Hutchinson with husband Fred, daughter Patty
Jo and Joe, "the only Cracker" of the family.
Navy and they married, in that order. In the manner of war
brides, she followed him to his stations at Norfolk, then
Idaho, finally Seattle Naval Air Station. Hutch went on to
Hawaii where dependents were not "brought aboard."
War over, Hutch went to Detroit to begin one of the
great major league pitching careers, piling up a 95-71
They lived in Detroit for the season and wintered
"I decided I just could not stand any more of those
wet, cold winters," she says now.
Hutch's pitching arm was bothering him so they
spent the next off-season in Sonoma, Calif., where he
could treat that rare asset at the hot springs. California
didn't make the cut, either, as a permanent home.
The next year they rented a house in Bradenton for
1949 spring training, which for the Detroit Tigers was
in Lakeland. They never again looked for another place
to call home, building their Holmes Beach house in
By that time son Jack had joined his brother Rick,
and following right along were daughter Patty Jo and
son Joe. The boys all played baseball and football and
Patty Jo was a cheerleader. They traveled with Hutch
during the season when they could, except when the
kids were in school.
But Rick and Jack missed some of that when it
interfered with their Little League schedule their
coach, Jack Mackie, and his wife spent a few summers
in the Hutchinson house with the boys so they could
stay on the Island and play ball.
Hutch went upstairs, becoming the Tigers' player-
manager. He went next to St. Louis to manage the Car-
dinals, the on to Cincinnati to manage the Reds for five
years. He took them to the World Series when nobody
else figured they'd get above the cellar.
But always back to Anna Maria. "A neighbor used
to fly him from the old airfield on Anna Maria to St.
Petersburg, that's where the Cardinals had their spring
training," says Patsy. "The rest of us used to go up for
weekends sometimes and the kids loved it, getting to
stay in motels and eat in restaurants."
Then Hutch found he had lung cancer. A "very
difficult" year later, in 1964, he died. He was 45.
Their children were 18, 17, 13 and 9. Patsy brought
them through that, and through life's lesser crises,
alone and with success her husband would have had to
admire. Rick is now a stockbroker in North Palm
Beach, Jack owns his own sports equipment and adver-
tising businesses after co-managing the Milwaukee
Brewers stadium for 20 years, Patty Jo is a nurse in
Grass Valley, Calif., and Joe, "our only cracker, born
in Florida," owns Beach-Style Sportswear in Anna
As for Patsy, she feels just as she has for every one
of the 46 years she has lived here: "There has never
been any point to going anywhere else."
Tebbetts remembers Hutch as best friend, fierce competitor
By David Futch
Birdie Tebbetts remembers Fred Hutchinson as
more than just a baseball player who could carve the
corners of home plate with a variety of pitches.
"I caught his first major league baseball game. He
was my best friend," the former Detroit Tiger catcher
said. "He was a fierce and I use that word without
reservation competitor. He could have played any
position in the majors. He was a natural athlete. A tre-
Anna Maria's Tebbetts was a catcher with the Ti-
gers, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians from
1936-52 and a Cincinnati Reds manager for 11 seasons.
He said "Hutch" was a sensation in the Pacific Coast
League when Detroit paid an astronomical sum to buy
out his contract.
"So we're in spring training and I'm catching him
and Fred is a burly type of guy with a big head and big
shoulders but he wouldn't blow the ball past anyone
and some people were disappointed," Tebbetts said.
"But he could change speeds better than anyone I'd
ever seen and he could put the ball right on the corners.
"Greg Maddux (the Atlanta Braves' Cy Young
award-winning pitcher) reminds me of him. If Fred were
pitching today, he'd be the best in baseball. I had nothing
but praise for him and that cemented our friendship. He
could intimidate you just by looking at you."
Emotional, great guy, smart and with a laugh that
rolls around a room are terms Tebbetts used to de-
scribed his pal.
Hutchinson also had a bit of a temper.
Tebbetts remembers playing golf with Hutchinson
and how'a natural athlete frustrated at not being able to
master a sport vented his ire on the closest object avail-
"He hit a bad shot and threw his club straight up in
the air," Tebbetts said. "I told him, 'Fred. You can't do
that. That club's going to come right down on your
head.' He turned to me and said, 'It wouldn't dare.'"
Hutchinson loved returning to his Anna Maria
home each winter. He enjoyed inviting teammates and
Island friends over for impromptu cookouts or.a trip to
the Buccaneer on Longboat Key for cocktails and so-
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cializing. Or a trip to the Sandbar back when the
Sandbar didn't have a floor.
"We worked hard as players during baseball sea-
son and when we came back to the Island in the win-
ter we had a great time with other players and Island
friends like J.D. Webb."
Things were different on Anna Maria then than
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
brother, Dr. Bill Hutchinson, has grown to employ
more than 2,300 people in the fight to eliminate
cancer and other deadly diseases.
Today, Patsy Hutchinson and 52-year-old son
Rick will represent the family at the retirement cer-
In addition to Rick, the family includes
younger siblings Jack, Joe and Patty. Rick was 20
when his father died. He was a Florida State Uni-
versity outfielder, and Jack was once a first
...;.. Hutch and Birdie
Tebbetts. "We worked
hard as players during
baseball season and when
we came back to the
Island in the winter we
*: had a great time with
other players and Island
friends like J.D. Webb, "
now, Tebbetts said. Different time, different attitudes.
"He had a great baseball party one time. He invited
the Cincinnati Reds team over," Tebbetts said. "We all
grabbed some bricks and took them inside the house and
put them on the floor, made a fire, put a grill over it and
started cooking chicken and steak. By the time we got
through drinking, the chicken looked like black sticks."
baseman in the Reds system.
"My father was a man of few words," said Rick
Hutchinson, now a stockbroker in North Palm
Beach, Fla. "More than anything else, he liked guys
who played up to their ability or beyond. He didn't
like people who squandered their talent."
And what would Fred Hutchinson have thought
of having his No. 1 retired?
"He would have loved it," Rick Hutchinson
said. "One, because he's in select company with
Johnny Bench. And two, because he really like Cin-
"Those were some of the happiest years of
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1961 Youth Center dedication remembered
At the dedication ceremony of the Anna Maria
Island Youth Center on July 2, 1961, the souvenir
program began with a telegram from baseball great
Fred Hutchinson, for whom the Little League field
Hutchinson and his wife Patsy were instrumen-
tal in realizing the dream of a permanent facility for
the youth center and a monument at the entrance to
the Little League field was donated by Birdie
Tebbetts on behalf of the Center to mark the dedica-
tion of the Youth Center now the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
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IN. Y. Giants at Washingtod
6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
SALES AND RENTALS
1 (800) 306-9666
Jacksonville at St. Louis
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
FULL MENU FULL BAR
11:30AM Every Sunday
New Orleans at Carolina
OPEN 7 DAYS 11 AM to 9 PM
902 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Yacht Basin
"A Real Bagel Shop with
of bagel, plain
cream cheese &
a regular coffee
Mon Sat 7am to 3 pm
East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach
(next to Shells)
Baltimore at Denver
"We specialize in being unique"
10115 Cortez Rd.
Bay Beach Plaza
Cinncinnati at S.F.
PHZ ^A& DELlI
11 am to 11 pm
ON THE ISLAND
* Calzones Strombolis
Atlanta at Dallas
5704 MARINA DRIVE
Hours Mon. 11 to 11
Tue. -Thu. 11 to 8
Fri. & Sat. 11 to 10
RESTAURANT & PUB
SBuffalo atN.Y Jets
Comer of Gulf Dr. & Palmetto
Telegram from Hutch: making the dream come true
Chicago, Illinois my privilege and pleasure to have a small part
June 29, 1961 in the planning and building of this much-
Rev. Gerald K. Lowe, Chairman, needed recreational area for the youth of the
Board of Directors Island and the Sunday ceremonies will mark an
Anna Maria Youth Center important milestone for this outstanding
Anna Maria, Florida project. Mrs. Hutchinson and I want to join with
I've just had a last minute report by phone our Island neighbors in expressing appreciation
on the wonderful program you have set up for to you, your Board ofDirectors, and to all of the
the official dedication of Youth Center and I hundreds of willing workers who have made
want you to know that I would like very much to this dream come true.
be with you. Over the past 10 years it has been Fred Hutchinson
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is cofer a rcal Ireaures
Oil Lamps; Shelley, Limoges z
and Moss Rose China;
Coke Cooler and Oak Furniture.
Lots of new merchandise -
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Antique & Collectible Mall 3
Wicker N Things
Colors to compliment any decor
Antiques Estate Jewelry
SDecorator silk arrangements & trees
SOne of a kind original items
Tues Fri 10 to 5 Sat 10 to 3 792-4818
Pebble Springs Plaza
5917 Manatee Ave., Unit 301 Bradenton, Florida 34209
SeMon5 Coice Consignments
Quality Used Items:
OCEAN PLAZA 8110 Cortez Rd. 795-7690
Tues Sat 10 to 5
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S Gifts Antiques Collectibles
for your home, office or store
I Ships wheels
Braided rope fenders
Japanese fishing floats
Brass & copper lamps
SBinnacles & telegraphs
Boxed compass & instruments
Dock piling clusters
Signs, plaques, etc.
We Purchase, Sell and Consign
Mon.- Fri. 9 to 7 Sat.- Sun 10 to 5
12304 Cortez Road, Cortez
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(1 mile W. of 1-75)
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6745 MANATEE AVE. W.
24 QUALITY DEALERS OFFERING
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
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10006 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria Island
From Anna Maria
to Ellenton and
points in between -
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hunting for antiques
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much fun as the
discovery. There are
so many places to
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you're looking for.
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We buy & sell
: quality furniture,
's collectibles, art, etc.
10103 Cortez Rd. W.
5402 Marina Drive
WEST BRADENTON FLEA MARKET
Indoor & Air Conditioned
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Perico Harbour Marina
Manatee Avenue West
(at Leverocks & Galati Marine)
Come see Florida's Natural beauty & wilderness.
Come see Florida's Natural beauty & wilderness.
-Bridge Street Pier a0 Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
Casual Dining on the Water
'ALL-U-CAN EAT GROUPER
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SScariest Funniest Sexiest
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
Established 1947 778-1885 A
Sweets Pumpkin Pie
36 GOURMET Ice
ICE CREAMS BY JOE
* Yogurts (18 fat free, 26 low fat)
* 10 Sugar Free Flavors
* Sundaes Sodas Shakes
Regular or Sugar Free
Belgium Waffles Ice Cream Cakes
Open Daily 2-10pm Closed Tuesdays
219 GULF DR. S. BRADENTON BEACH
(6 blocks south of the Cortez Bridge) 778-0007
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We now have Cubans
& DELI Fresh-Cut Deli Sandwiches
Eat-In or Take-Out 95-99% Fat Free Meats
For the Beach Soups, Salads, Bagels
Mon- Sat 10AM 4PM
Island Shopping Center 5318 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 778-7386
Watch for Parasailing at our dock
BOATS FOR RENT & SALE
FISHING SNORKELING ~ SIGHTSEEING
SNOOK CONTEST OCT. 12 15
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CALL FOR DETAILS
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The next six months or so are action-packed times
for casual year-'round Islanders. Things really start
picking up in October and crescendo with Easter.
It's hard to decide whether to gear up for
Oktoberfest activities or Halloween this week. Fall is
certainly in the air with a sampling of cool air and
lower humidity brought in by a cold front this week.
Afternoons returned to regular warm temperatures but
the cool nights were just what we needed to shift gears
to fall from endless summer.
Bridge Tender Inn in Bradenton Beach has taken
the lead with Oktoberfest offerings. Sorely missed this
year will be the Anna Maria Island Privateers'
Oktoberfest party, canned this year due to last year's
poor attendance, the result of competing events else-
But at Bridge Tender, manager Bob Slicker has
arranged for an Island-style Oktoberfest celebration on
Sunday, Oct. 20, complete with a pit-roasted pig (the
specialty of J.C. Cochrane for the Bridge Tender).
They'll have all the frills with grilled brats and plenty
of beer starting at 4 p.m. Entertainment is by Tim (not-
D.Coy Ducks is into Oktoberfest too all the way
'til Oct. 30 with beer and other drink specials and
Meanwhile, all-you-can-eat crab legs continues at
the Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key and the "lobster
blowout" is ongoing at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar (aka
Anna Maria City Pier). While that sounds great, Octo-
ber signals the beginning of stone crab season a
feeding frenzy for crab aficionados.
Just over the bridge on Cortez Road, Zinger's is
featuring "swing" night early on Tuesday evenings -
from 5 to 8 p.m. with Dick Downing's five-piece
band. Qu'est que c'est? "Early-bird swing."
Beach House restaurant in Bradenton Beach has
CASUAL GULFVIEW DINING
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Gourmet food in a cozy, attractive European
setting. Attentive service, with a selection
of fine wines and favourite beers.
European dishes created by Chef Raul.
A Distinctive Difference -
Serving Tuesday thru Saturday from 8:00am
103 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
undertaken a new late-night appeal with "dance music"
of its own. More like rock and roll than what oldtimers
call dance music, area bands on the Beach House fea-
ture list for upcoming weekends are from a new roster.
(Not necessarily familiar names from the same old ro-
If it catches on, Beach House stands to provide an
alternative to the only "club sound" left on Anna Maria
Turtles since the "revenge of the newcomers" in
Holmes Beach. Let's hear it for the comeback, wake-
up call in Bradenton Beach. We haven't seen a really
good night spot there since former mayor Dick
Connick rolled up the sidewalks with a midnight bar
shut-off back in the 1970s.
While the Privateers pooped out on Oktoberfest,
you won't feel left out of the fall community calendar
if you capture tickets to the fireman's ball the cos-
tume dance Saturday night, Oct. 19, put on by the Anna
Maria Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
It's a "spooktacular" event where you can meet
Island friends for apparitions and socializing if you
can tell who they are in "disguise."
The successful fundraiser is in its 32nd year and
costumes over the years have always been inventive.
Adult love bugs (amorous but cantankerous) joined at
the hip (?) with Velcro were a recent hit and organiz-
ers say the requisite tourist costume turns up fre-
Music is by Connie and Dave, tickets are $10 and
you may "BYOB" if you choose. Be sure to wear danc-
Eight or so years ago, I ventured off-Island to Cape
Cod to help a friend with a "start-up" publication now
franchised, branched-out everywhere and called Best
It was my introduction to "salt-box homes" and the
first experience in many years of frigid temperatures in
May. I naively thought it was spring everywhere in
I'd long since forgotten about all the antique stores left
behind more than 20 years ago in Illinois and the ex-
citement held in the discovery of a long-forgotten treasure.
I remember one pause at a long series of connected
barns filled to the rafters (and beyond) with everything
from horseless carriages to a framed family memento
of woven hair representing many collective genera-
tions. Well, suffice to say I didn't make a purchase
On Cape Cod, I was reminded of the rural Illinois
barn treasures by shop after shop with quaint signs and
inviting merchandise propped by the roadside.
On the Cape, antiquing is a pastime. Treasure hunt-
ing is a bonus feature to vacationers there. After all,
nearly everything there but the cranberries is old.
While I've always enjoyed a bargain-hunting trek
through the Sarasota Women's Exchange, I was dou-
bly intrigued by the expanse of the Ellenton Feed Store.
It seems during recent years Florida has "come of age,"
and antiques and the intriguing, accompanying col-
lectibles are finally a sought-after commodity here.
The antiquing craze finally came to roost on Anna
Maria at a treasured little spot named Sugar and Spice,
a decorator's delight, almost next door to the newspa-
per office. Another treasure of collectibles and furnish-
ings emerged in Anna Maria in an old appliance store,
a former auto repair shop, now called Under the Sun.
They inspired me to look further and before I re-
alized I was "hooked." I was antiquing. My home de-
cor achieved an eclectic look of antiques mixed with
high-tech modem appointments, art and furnishings.
A nice mix, I think, but impossible to achieve with-
out searching and stumbling through myriad shops lo-
cated all over Manatee County.
Find them yourself in a special advertising feature
this week after all, what is fall for?
What to be?
What's your favorite Halloween costume? One
particularly inventive year, I dressed my then-very-
young kids as electronic equipment. Boxes and tin foil
were key ingredients of my ingenuity. My son couldn't
walk yet and weighed approximately 35 pounds so a
clock-radio "box" fitted over his shoulders was appro-
priate. His two-year-old sister was perfectly suited as
a television. I guess dad should have been an entertain-
PLEASE SEE STIR-IT-UP, NEXT PAGE
'The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven." ~fiss
Puffy, Pat Geyer, Owner. a 's
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 17, 1996 M PAGE 19 Ml
STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 18
ment center, but that, he definitely was not.
I used to celebrate my birthday near Halloween and
I recall many parties from my youth where my mother
decorated the cake with black cats or Halloween "art"
and the party featured a goblin/ghost theme. I didn't
understand how depressing it could all be until later -
but I wondered if somehow I was "bewitching."
If your kids are born near Halloween, avoid this
party theme on their birthday. Take it from me. They'll
appreciate it in years to come.
Let me share with you one of those little coinci-
dences that make life ever so special. Stranger than fic-
A man stopped by to drop off his football picks and
made friends with Mr. Wizard, the newspaper's resi-
dent 10-month-old cairn terrier.
He brought his wife back a little later to meet
the dog. I shared the breeder's phone number with the
couple and a little information. They're looking for a
The couple wasn't familiar with the breed and they
were delighted with the prospects of finding a cairn of
My pup is named for the children's TV science
program my science project being "dog ownership."
And, a double entendre on the breed's most famous
representative, Toto, of Wizard of Oz fame.
As they were leaving, I mentioned the Toto con-
nection and the husband said, "Wow! It would be the
perfect dog with my heritage my great uncle is
Frank Morgan, the Wizard."
Yes, we prove it at The Islander Bystander nearly
every day real life is stranger than fiction.
Within the one week, we found two stray, pet birds
just outside the office. First a conyer, then a friendly
little parakeet. The conyer was claimed (thanks to our
own "lost" ad) and plenty more folks who hadn't lost
a bird offered to take him.
We hope to find the owner of the parakeet SOON.
Birds may "flock" to us, but they'll never top the
"looney" phone calls we get or some of the lost articles
brought to thte office by finders over the past few years.
Tops on our list is dentures. Not once, but twice,
individuals contacted us for help
owner of a lost dental plate.
Also found recently, a gerbil
finding the rightful
at D.Coy Ducks, as
Famous throughout Anna
Maria Island for his
poetry, "Island Poet" Bud
Attridge logged another
birthday among friends
and admirers at Linda's
Sunny Side Up restaurant
in Holmes Beach last
week. Attridge turned "95
again" thanks to an
erroneous accounting in
The Islander Bystander on
his birthday last year.
Attridge 's playful poetry
appears weekly in The
Then there was the phone caller right out of the
blue who asked, "What do you feed a ferret?"
I still don't have a clue what ferrets eat. How about
live Maine lobster on pita bread?
"... Relaxed Florida dining at its best."
Nancy Konesko, Bradenton Herald
CAFE ON THE BEACH
Home of the Delicious
;" (includes Jimmy Dean Sausage)
Old-Fashioned Breakfasts, Great Lunches & Dinner Specials Nightly
OPEN 7 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK 778-0784
Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining Plenty of Parking
Live Entertainment Weekends with MICHELE BISHOP
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Weekend Dinner Specials 10810/20
Pork Loin Sauteed Hawaiian Style with Fresh Pineapple &
Coconut Sauce with Roasted Macadamia Nuts, $18.95
Sauteed Tournedos of Beef on a Pesto & Plum Tomato Crouton
Topped with Fontina Cheese Sauce, $23.95
Pompano Grilled with Pineapple & Orange Almond Salsa, $22.95
Creative Dishes with a Wine Listto Match
Cozy & Intimate Dining Lunch & Dinner Open 7 Days 383-0777
Restaurant Gourmet Take Out Catering Gift Baskets Since 1979
525 St. Judes Dr. 5600 Block Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key
Got a big fish? Give us a call or bring in a photo -
The Islander Bystander features a great catch every week.
SIGN OF THE MERMAID
FLORIDA CONTINENTAL CUISINE
Seafood - Steaks *- Creative Salads - Kitchen Made Desserts
Fabulous Sunday Brunch: Every Sunday 9 am 1:30 pm
Dinner: 5 10 Tues. ~ Sat.
Early Supper: 5 ~ 6:30 Tues. Sat.
Closed Sunday Eves. & Mondays Reservations Suggested
DON'T LET THE HOLIDAYS SLIP BY
Thanksgiving Day: 11 am 3 pm & 4 pm ~ 9 pm
Traditional or Select from Regular Menu
Christmas Eve Dinner: 4 pm 10 pm (Closed Christmas Day)
New Year's Eve Dinner: 4 pm Last Reservation 11 pm
Accommodations for Special Functions up to 75 People
9707 GULF DR. ANNA MARIA 778-9399
"li PAGE 20 N OCTOBER 17, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Fire Prevention Week observed, safety taught at school
The message was more than "stop, drop and roll"
during Fire Prevention Week at Anna Maria Elemen-
Members of the Anna Maria Fire District and the
Holmes Beach Police Department visited our Island
campus to spread the word about fire prevention and
home and bicycle safety.
After a fire safety movie, the program moved on to
live action pumping water from a fire truck, suiting
up with an oxygen tank and checking out the police
car's siren and equipment.
More than 400 students received the safety message.
Kindergartner Sylvie Mariolan tries on the "Silver
Bullet" assisted byfirefighter Chris Melser. The
silver bullet is a self-contained breathing apparatus
used by firefighters to breath when entering a
burning building. When full of air, the bullet weighs
approximately 40 pounds.
Hose job Our friend
First-grader Sean Nyman mans a SM-20 hose used Holmes Beach police officer Sandy Keller assists
to fight brush or dumpster fires. Because the hose first-graders Micki 0'Bannon and Travis lacorelli
exerts 50 pounds of water pressure, firefighter Chris from the back seat of a Holmes Beach police car as
O'Kelly lends a hand. the siren blares and the lights whirl.
ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR
On Anna Maria City Pier
We're much more than just Oysters
LOBSTER BLOW OUT!
Live Hard Shell 11/4 lb. Maine Lobsters
$ 94 4 Served with potato
\- N I l & slaw or corn
Fresh Florida Blue Crabs
Frog Legs, Catfish & Hush Puppies
Open Daily 11:30 am to 9 pm
Fri. & Sat. til 10 pm
S STONE CRAB SEASON IS HERE *
call for availability
Live Dolphin Shows Daily
. .- : If You Spot A Dolphin While Dining
We'll Buy You A Draft Beer
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All-You-Can-Eat Grouper Fingers..............$6.95
8 oz. Sirloin Steak ............................. ... $6.95
BBQ Baby Back Ribs ................................. $6.95
Don't be fool[d b,' a T@urist Trap
Come partY withihe Natives at ...
KEY WEST WILLY'S
Home of the 25 Oyster
107 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach 778-7272
The Best Steaks in Manatee County
with LARRY RICH
6 Tuesday-Saturday 8-Midnight
Dinner served 4-10 pm Tuesday-Sunday
Large groups and luncheon parties welcome.
Reservations requested, not required. Now booking holiday parties!
204 Pine Ave. Anna Maria (formerly Cafe Robar)
7R ESTAU RA NT
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N OCTOBER 17, 1996 0 PAGE 21 lJ]]
SFor children ages 5 to 9 and their parents, the
South Florida Museum in Bradenton offers a Saturday
morning program beginning at 10:30 a.m. During Oc-
tober the program begins with a children's Planetarium
starshow entitled "The Starry Night Sky and the Moon
Witch" followed by crafts and games about the "Won-
derful World of Bats." Location: 201 10th St. W. Infor-
Children can "Sleep with the Sharks" at Mote
Marine Laboratory to learn about shark tagging, behav-
ior studies, shark teeth and creating shark art. Two
separate programs over a choice of weekends through
April are available for children ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 13.
Location: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. In-
Island school needs
Read a book to children.
Get materials ready for a class project.
Help with a school project.
Get a hug.
Hours (or hour) very flexible.
No experience necessary.
Get two hugs.
Call Cindi Harrison, counselor, Anna Maria El-
Get your shopping done early
Holiday Gift Certificates
are now available!
Happy Hour: Mon Fri 4 to 7 pm
Hours: Sun-Thur4to 10 pm Fri &at 4 to 11 pm
3200 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach 778-5997
* TIM BAMBOO from 2 to 6
Pig Roast Brats & Beer 4:00 pm
Tommy Bahama Drafts $1.50
All BECK'S Bottle Beer $2.00
17 DINNER MUSIC
r cr g with HANK McDERMOTT
S-- on piano Tues thru Thur
5:30 8:30 pm
Bridge Tender Inn
135 Bridge Street 778-4849
Island school library
Anna Maria Elementary School needs volunteers
to help Warren Phillips, school librarian, enter barcode
data into a computer to prepare for the library's new
computerized check out system.
Typing speed is not as important as attention to
Persons interested in volunteering for this special
project may call Phillips at the school office at 778-
Educational TV in 6th year
Manatee Educational Television (METV) is begin-
ning its sixth year of broadcasting serving the educational
enrichment needs and interests of Manatee County.
It is operated by a consortium composed of the found-
ing members, University of South Florida, Manatee Com-
munity College, the School Board of Manatee County,
and non-profit community organizations. The cable chan-
nel is on the air 24 hours a day, seven days each week.
METV can be found on Time Warner cable system
Channel 60 (with a converter box) or Channel 98 (with
"cable ready" television).
Specific programming is available Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. At other times, the METV
Bulletin Board displays special features, current informa-
tion, programming changes and community events.
For more information concerning METV, call 741-
3470, ext. 226, or write METV at 109 26th Ave. W.,
Bradenton, FL 34205.
T Halloween Weekend
RALPH'S Party with
'. Thurs., Fri & Sat-
N''\ Oct 31, Nov. 1 & 2 A.
from 8 to 12
i COSTUME PARTY:
Thursday ~ October 31
Prizes & Fun
Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
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IB[ PAGE 22 0 OCTOBER 17, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 28, trespass warning, 875 North Shore
Drive, Rod and Reel Pier. The complainant reported a
customer approached him and said the subject asked
him if he wanted to smoke some marijuana. The deputy
investigated but found no drugs in the area. He issued
trespass warnings the subject and his companion.
Sept. 28, burglary to a dwelling, 200 block of
Gladiolus. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered the residence through the garage door,
ransacked a bedroom closet, removed two mink coats,
ransacked another bedroom and entertainment center
and removed CDs.
Oct. 5, domestic disturbance, 300 block of Tar-
pon. A couple was arguing but there was no physical
violence, said the report.
Oct. 8, burglary, 314 Pine Avenue, Sandy's Lawn
Service. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the locked storage area and removed items.
Oct. 10, found property a suitcase containing
women's clothing, 875 North Shore Drive, Rod and
Oct. 5, domestic assault, 100 block of 12th Street
North. When the officer arrived witnesses said they
could hear the victim screaming and the suspect shout-
ing at her. The also reported loud footsteps, as if some-
one was being chased, and banging on the walls, as if
something was being thrown. They advised the officer
of past abuse that was not reported. The officer noted
it was the second time he had been to the residence on
a domestic abuse situation.
The officer reported he could hear the victim inside
the residence crying, and he asked the suspect to step
aside so he could enter. Once inside, he observed items
scattered throughout. The victim denied any battery or
abuse had occurred and refused to press charges. Based
on signed witness statements and his observations, the
officer placed the suspect in custody.
Oct. 6, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key. The
three victims reported when they returned to their vehicle,
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Oct. 9, Baker Act, 200 block of Church Street.
The subject called dispatch requesting help. Upon ar-
rival the officer found the subject on the phone. He
noted the heat was stifling due to burners on the stove
turned on, and the house was in disarray from mud and
water on the floor from the storm. The subject was
making irrational statements and when the officer at-
tempted to place her in custody, she became violent,
said the report. She was transported to the hospital.
Sept. 29, found property, 3600 block of East Bay
Drive. The complainant was searching the wooded area
for property stolen from his vehicle and found his tackle
box and tool box. He also found tools in his box that did
not belong to him and took them to the police department.
Oct. 4, DWLS, 100 block of White Avenue. The
officer stopped the subject for having an expired tag.
A computer check showed the subject's driver's license
was suspended and there was an order to seize the tag.
The officer issued summonses for DWLS and expired
tag and a citation for having no insurance.
Oct. 5, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. The complainant reported he left his
wallet in his pants in a backpack while swimming and
upon his return, it was missing. The wallet contained
$40 in cash, credit cards and a driver's license. The
complainant called later to report he must have lost the
wallet and it was returned intact.
Oct. 8, theft of two bicycles valued at $330, 3100
block of Gulf Drive.
Oct. 8, DUI with property damage, 63rd Street
and Gulf Drive. The subject, Gabriele Hilger-Barber,
38, of Holmes Beach, was involved in a traffic accident
and stopped two blocks south of the scene, said the
report. The officer administered field performance tests
and placed her in custody.
Oct. 9, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. The complainant reported she left her
wallet containing credit cards and $80 in cash on a table
and upon her return, it was gone. The wallet was later
found in the bathroom intact except for the cash.
Oct. 9, lost property, 700 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported that during the tropical
storm, a boat tied to the dock broke free and drifted away.
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Hazardous waste includes paint, paint
thinners, insecticdes, chemicals, ammunition,
waste oil and the like. Containers must be taped
shut. If materials are in other than the original
containers, contents must be labeled.
For questions contact Homes Beach Council-
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public works department, 795-3423.
Oct. 9, theft, 3810 East Bay Drive, Sunbow Bay.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed
hood ornaments valued at $160 from two vehicles.
Oct. 9, assist EMS, 2700 block of Avenue E. The
officer responded to aid EMS with a stroke victim. The
patient was on the floor and could not unlock the door.
The officer opened a window to enter the residence.
Oct. 9, DWLS, 3500 block of Gulf Drive. The sub-
ject was stopped for unlawful speed. A computer check
showed the subject's license was suspended for failure to
pay a traffic fine. The officer issued summons for DWLS
and a written warning for unlawful speed.
Oct. 10, assault, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The officer responded to assist EMS on an assault call
and found the victim on the floor of the bar. The vic-
tim would not say what happened. The victim's friends
said that two white male subjects were pestering the
victim and one punched him. When he fell, he hit his
head on the floor, which knocked him out.
Witnesses reported the victim was heckling the
subjects. When they retorted, he approached them in a
manner indicating he intended to strike them and one
of the subjects struck him.
Oct. 11, suspicious vehicle, 3000 block of Av-
enue C. The complainant reported the subject at-
tempted to drive across the field and became stuck in
a ditch. A tow truck responded.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E OCTOBER 17, 1996 M PAGE 23 10
Islanders undefeated, tie in game against Slovakia
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club remained undefeated
thanks to a hard fought 2-2 draw with SFC Slovakia
in a battle of unbeatens Sunday at the Sarasota Foot-
The Islanders got on the scoreboard first in the 15th
minute of the game. They worked the ball up the left
side of the field into Slovakia's defensive end. Bill
Brickse passed the ball to Brett McIntosh, who spotted
Eddie McKeithan on the left side of the goal box.
McIntosh sent in a low curling ball that McKeithan
volleyed into the upper right hand comer of the goal for
a 1-1 half-time score.
Slovakia knotted the score at one all late in the first
half, when the Islanders had trouble clearing the ball
out of their goal area. The ball bounced around in the
box until an alert Slovakia player "hammered" it past
"man-of-the-match" goalie Lance Bieker who made
several spectacular saves throughout the game.
Slovakia came out strong in the first 10 minutes of
the second half as they applied constant pressure on the
Islander's defense. Lance Bieker came up big several
times as the Slovakians continually sent crosses into the
Island goal box. Slovakia's pressure finally paid off as
the Island once again had trouble clearing the ball out
of their end. Slovakia pounced on the ball and finished
Winners in the Oct. 12 horseshoe games were
Ron Pepka and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Herb Ditzel of Anna Maria and
Gene Snedeker of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
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it for a 2-1 lead.
The score remained 2-1 despite several scoring
chances by the Islanders as they stepped up the offen-
sive pressure. Their efforts were rewarded when Eddie
McKeithan again scored to tie the score at two all. The
Island missed on a couple of chances with minutes to
go as the 2-2 score held up until the 90th and final
minute ticked off the clock.
Despite not winning their fifth consecutive
match, the Islanders were happy with the tie since
they had come from a goal down and refused to give
up hope. Ken Bowers, Matt Bowers and Bill Brickse
were recognized for their strong play Sunday along
with Lance Bieker.
Fan-of-the-match was club sponsor Roger
Mouseau, Tip of the Island owner, who hasn't missed
a game this season. Team captain Ken Bowers said
thanks to the sponsors and all the friends and family
members who came all the way to Sarasota to show
The Island Football Club will be back in action
next Sunday at the Sarasota Football Club against SFC
United. Game time is at 1 la.m. Everyone is invited out
to support the team as they go for their fifth victory in
six games. For information or directions to the field,
call Kevin Cassidy at 778-1635.
Community Center soccer schedule
Division 1, 11 to 13 year olds
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 16 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Holmes Beach Mini Storage
Thurs. Oct. 17 Galati Marine vs. Mr. Bones
Tues. Oct. 22 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Island Real Estate
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Thurs. Oct. 17
Sat. Oct. 18
Mon. Oct. 21
Tues. Oct. 22
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Ifi PAGE 24 N OCTOBER 17, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Scallops, stone crabs Islandside
By Bob Ardren
One of the biggest surprises of Tropical Storm
Josephine last week happened at the end of Magnolia
St. in Anna Maria. Several hundred calico scallops
were swept into a tidal pool during the storm.
Here's hoping this is the start of something big.
Scallops were once very common and catchable in lo-
cal waters, but not in the last couple of decades.
Here's hoping this surprise is one that will live on
and flourish for many years to come.
Think stone crabs
It's stone crab season! That means it's time to take
part in local history and eat a few claws. Hey, if you can
afford to, eat a bunch.
Here on the Island we're smack in the middle of
stone crab territory on Florida's west coast. In general,
their range is from Cedar Key up north to the Florida
Local stone crab history can be traced back to the
late Jack Moore, whose name still graces a restaurant
on Longboat Key. He started trapping the crabs com-
mercially back in 1928, selling his catch, body and all,
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The first game of the morning at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center pitted the Air and Energy
team coached by Bob Hinely against Taylor-Made
Marine coached by Dave Deleon.
The action was fast and furious all throughout the
scoreless first half as both teams squandered numerous
scoring opportunities. Brandon Roberts made several
nice runs through Air and Energy's half of the field
only to be met by Bobby Cooper who continually
turned away scoring chances.
The scoreless tie was finally broken when Mike
Wojculeski scored on a break-away goal with nine
minutes left in the game.
Scot Vensel, Courtney Taylor and Sean Koerber
played strong games for Taylor-Made while Bobby
Cooper and Mike Wojculeski were stellar for Air and
The School for Constructive Play and the Island
Animal Clinic battled-to a 1-1 draw in the second of
three exciting games Saturday morning at the Center.
The Island Animal Clinic, coached by Scott
Mijares, got on the scoreboard first on a corner kick
from Ben Rigney that Mike Mijares "volleyed" past the
goalie for a 1-0 lead.
That goal held up until late in the second half,
largely due to several key saves in the opening minutes
of the second half by goalie Ben Rigney.
Jordan Bowers knotted the score late in the second
half when he "slammed" home a loose ball into the up-
per left hand corer of the net.
to restaurants throughout Florida.
These days, of course, only the claws are taken and
the crabs are returned to the water (it's the law) to grow
Despite several good chances by both teams to
score the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Coach Mijares
singled out Ben Rigney, Logan Bystrom and his son,
Mike, as the players of the game. Coach Lisa Rivera's
squad was lead by Alyssa Willard, Skyler Purcell,
Danny Williams and Jordan Bowers.
The third and final game on Saturday was an ex-
citing, up-and-down-the-field affair between the Island
Pest Control team coached by Bill Hall and the
Dowling Park team coached by Adrienne Moger.
Island Pest Control seemed to take control of the
game late in the first half when Tyler Krauss scored
two goals 10 minutes apart to take a 2-0 half time lead.
Dowling Park made the game very interesting
when Bryan Carrera scored early in the second half to
make the score to 2-1.
Dowling Park continued to apply pressure on the
Island Pest Control's defense for the rest of the second
half. Natalie Powers made several spectacular saves to
protect Island Pest Control's lead. During one se-
quence, she deflected a shot wide of the goal only to
have it crossed right back in to a waiting Dowling Park
player who blasted the ball toward the upper left-hand
corner of the goal. Powers barely tipped it with her
hand off the cross-bar and it sat unprotected in front of
the goal for what seemed like an eternity. Dowling Park
was unable to finish it off and the score ended up 2-1
in favor of Island Pest Control.
Tyler Krauss, Mike Wallen, and Natalie Powers
were standout players for Island Pest Control while
Dowling Parks standouts were Bryan Carrera, Kyle
Dale, and goalie Ben Bryant.
Betty Tuthill holds a few
of the calico scallops she
and Fritzie Barber of
Anna Maria found after
Tropical Storm Josephine
washed thousands of the
shellfish ashore. Barber
and Tuthill picked up
hundreds of stranded
scallops and swam them
offshore to open water.
new ones. According to local lore, Moore got 19 cents
a pound for his catch in the early days.
It was also in 1928 that the State of Florida estab-
lished open and closed seasons for stone crabs with
the season now open and closed from May 15
through October 15 each year.
One other important date for stone crabs is Octo-
ber 1973. That's when the law was changed allowing
the claws from both males and females to be taken,
provided they were of legal length. That length then
was, and is still now, two-and-three-quarters inches
from the tip to the first movable joint.
If you're the sort who goes out and catches your
own stone crabs, just remember the biggest challenge
is getting the crab to part with its claw. It's easy to
come back from a crabbing trip with a badly mangled
finger or two if the crab is just a bit faster than you.
Cooking the claws is easy. I used to recommend
dropping the claws into boiling water for 15 minutes,
but on the suggestion of a local crabber last year I cut
that time in half. Know what? They taste even better.
Once boiled, quickly drop the hot claws into ice
water for a quick chill. This last step keeps the meat
from sticking to the shell.
Every year at this time I recommend "Stalking
the Stone Crab," by Anna Maria native Dorothy
Raymond. It's published by Great Outdoors Publish-
ing in St. Pete. It's a wonderful and inexpensive little
book covering the whole subject of catching, cook-
ing and eating stone crabs.
I paid a dollar for my copy some years ago, and I
believe you can still find copies at local bookstores and gift
shops at that price. If it's doubled, it's still a great bargain.
Sugar fight turns sour
Big sugar isn't missing a bet as the fight over the
proposed one-cent-a-pound tax on Everglades-pro-
duced sugar to clean up the Everglades comes to a
state-wide vote in less than a month. Within the past
week, sugar producers first broke up a Save Our Ever-
glades fundraiser in Miami and then announced the real
problem with pollution in Florida Bay is sewage leak-
ing from the Keys home of Save Our Everglades
As columnist Carl Hiaasen wrote in the Miami
Herald recently, "It's as if Roberto Alomar is handling
[Big Sugar's] public relations."
The fundraiser scheduled for last Sunday at
Fairchild Tropical Garden was canceled because sugar
companies threatened to disrupt the affair by bussing
1,000 protesters to the event. Then, using what a state
official in charge of wastewater in the Keys said was
simply wrong information, U.S. Sugar claimed fecal
coliform counts "immediately off" a home on Florida
Bay owned by Paul Tudor James was "nearly 10 times
higher than state law permits."
Well, that simply isn't true according to the state.
For one thing their numbers were wrong, and for an-
other, taking a sample in open water proves nothing.
And one last thing. The State of Florida recently
offered the DuPont Family Trust (doing business as the
St. Joe Corp.) $102 million for 48,570 acres of a sugar
farm in the Everglades and was rebuffed and told the
land isn't for sale anymore.
Yeah, we should worry about those little guys all
See you next week.
Defense dominates Division II
soccer action at Center
Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule 1996-97
STOP LOCATION 1st Run Return 2nd Run Return 3rd Run Return
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 AM 11:50 AM 12:30 PM 2:50 PM 3:30 PM 5:50 PM
Anna Maria Oyster Bar / Ato's Restaurant 9:31 AM 11:49 AM 12:31 PM 2:49 PM 3:31 PM 5:49 PM
Rod & Reel Motel and Pier 9:33 AM 11:47 AM 12:33 PM 2:47 PM 3:33 PM 5:47 PM
Blue Water Beach Club, Holmes Beach 9:42 AM 11:38 AM 12:42 PM 2:38 PM 3:42 PM 5:38 PM
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 9:44 AM 11:36 AM 12:44 PM 2:36 PM 3:44 PM 5:36 PM
Ta ke The Islander Bystander 9:45 AM 11:35 AM 12:45 PM 2:35 PM 3:45 PM 5:35 PM
the First National Bank of Manatee 9:46 AM 11:34 AM 12:46 PM 2:34 PM 3:46 PM 5:34 PM
Westcoast Surf Shop 9:48 AM 11:32 AM 12:48 PM 2:32 PM 3:48 PM 5:32 PM
SCe IC Shells Restaurant/ Paradise Bagels 9:52 AM 11:28 AM 12:52 PM 2:28 PM 3:52 PM 5:28 PM
route! Econo Lodge, Bradenton Beach 9:55 AM 11:25 AM 12:55 PM 2:25 PM 3:55 PM 5:25 PM
Tuesday Catalina Beach Resort 9:58 AM 11:22 AM 12:58 PM 2:22 PM 3:58 PM 5:22 PM
Saturday Silver Surf Motel 9:58 AM 11:22 AM 12:58 PM 2:22 PM 3:58 PM 5:22 PM
9:30 am Gulf Drive Cafe 9:59 AM 11:21 AM 12:59 PM 2:21 PM 3:59 PM 5:21 PM
to 6 pm Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 10:00 AM 11:20 AM 1:00 PM 2:20 PM 4:00 PM 5:20 PM
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, Longboat Key 10:06 AM 11:14AM 1:06 PM 2:14 PM 4:06 PM 5:14 PM
Adult: $2 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce 10:08 AM 11:12AM 1:08 PM 2:12 PM 4:08 PM 5:12 PM
Up to 3 Silver Sands Motel Apts. 10:12 AM 11:08 AM 1:12 PM 2:08 PM 4:12 PM 5:08 PM
age 6 free Albritton Fruit Company 10:16 AM 11:04 AM 1:16 PM 2:04 PM 4:16 PM 5:04 PM
with adult. Avenue Of The Flowers 10:22 AM 10:58 AM 1:22 PM 1:58 PM 4:22 PM 4:58 PM
346-3115 *Radisson Resort & Cafe Lido, Lido Key 10:35 AM 10:45 AM 1:35 PM 1:45 PM 4:35 PM 4:45 PM
*Connect to Siesta Key. The Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule is sponsored by The Islander Bystander. For information on
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Sept. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Sta-
tion Cortez received a call from Coast Guard
Group St. Petersburg requesting communication
checks on all bridges, marinas and waterfront
restaurants to locate an overdue 55-foot fishing
vessel. The boat was not located.
Sept. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Sta-
tion Cortez received a report of a capsized cata-
maran near Lido Key. The vessel righted itself.
Sept. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a kayak overdue in the
vicinity of New Pass. The vessel returned to port un-
assisted shortly after the report was made.
Sept. 27, Boarding. A 44-foot power boat
was boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel
was found to be in compliance with all applicable
Sept. 27, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat
was boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel
was found to be in compliance with all applicable
Sept. 28, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat
was boarded in Venice Inlet. The vessel was
found to be in compliance with all applicable
Sept. 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Sta-
tion Cortez received a report of a 24-foot power
boat taking on water in Big Pass. A Coast Guard
vessel responded, pumped out the vessel and es-
corted it to a boat ramp.
Sept. 28, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat
was boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel
was found to be in compliance with all applicable
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 17, 1996 E PAGE 25 EG
Wind picks up, fishing slows down
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Josephine's winds from the west and then a week
of east wind slowed fishing offshore and to some ex-
tent inshore though some guides reporting snook and
redfish still active.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Very windy last week-
end, according to Sue. The four-hour trip averaged 50
head of Key West grunts with the six-hour trip about
the same but throw in some porgies. The nine-hour trip-
pers brought home scamp, snapper and grunts.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle Wade fishermen are
doing real good on redfish and Sunday they caught a
couple of snook at the east end of the Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge, Carl said.
Rod & Reel Pier Bill said a school of redfish were
hitting real good this weekend. A couple of good-sized
snook were caught late at night. One 12-year-old boy
caught his first fish, a 12-inch flounder, off the pier.
Anna Maria City Pier There were two keeper
snook caught Saturday, plenty of mackerel, some reds,
a bonnet head shark and a lot of skates, Gary said.
Bradenton Beach Pier Georgia said Friday night
someone caught a 35-inch snook. Anglers are also
catching flounder and small grouper.
Capt. Rick Gross reports lots and lots of snook in
the keeper size range with some trips producing as
many as 20 fish per trip.
On my boat Magic we've been landing redfish,
trout and keeper snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya said on every outing he's getting
the limit on catches of snook and some redfish.
Island Discount Tackle Bill said wade fishermen
are doing better than boaters because of the wind. Off-
shore boats have had to stay in port due to the weather.
Skyway Fishing Pier Some legal size grouper Darren Sapp of Plant City shows off a monster 40-
with flounder, mangrove snapper, mackerel and still a inch redfish caught aboard Capt. Tom Chaya's
few sharks caught from the south fishing pier. Dolphin Dreams.
AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
2:28 2.5 9:56 0.0 5:47 1.5 8:26 1.4
3:21 2.4 11:04 0.1 7:23 1.6 9:32 1.5
4:27 2.2 11:47p* 1.5 8:38 1.6 12:21 0.2
6:01 2.0 9:21 1.7 1:35 0.3
7:48 1.9 1:47 1.3 9:55 1.8 2:40 0.4
9:24 1.9 3:10 1.0 10:24 1.9 3:32 0.6
10:40 1.9 4:11 0.7 10:50 2.1 4:15 0.7
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2BR/2BA with den
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Key Royale Canalfront
Fabulous open bayou views -
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AN EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
townhouse. 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privileges.
Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the bay. $139,900. Dick
Ring, 748-7937. #13626
SAILBOAT WATER. Luxurious condominium. State-of-the-
art kitchen, master suite, loft office. Workshop with A/C. Lanai
overlooks lighted dock. Direct access to ICW. $199,900. Barry
& Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. #67950
WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM with fabulous ICW view.
Deeded carport, large boat slip. Pool, tennis. Desirable
2BR/2B 1st floor corner unit. Westbay Point & Moorings.
$174,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. #15381
BEAUTIFUL 3BR TOWNHOUSE. Eat-in kitchen, combina-
tion living/dining rooms. 1BR/1B on first floor. Master and
second suite upstairs. Elevator, 40' slip on sailboat water.
Workshop. $269,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. #11680
STUNNING, CUSTOMIZED Smugglers Landing condo-
minium. Immaculate. Perfect for the discerning boater. 40'
dock, easy access to Tampa Bay, boating, islands and
beaches. 2-car covered parking, pool and tennis. $190,000.
John & Jolene Zisman, 383-5252. #13961
EXTRAORDINARY WATERFRONT. Historic location at the
mouth of Manatee River. Breathtaking views of Skyway Bridge,
Tampa Bay. 2.4 +/- acre estate, over 200' of beach, 5BR/5-1/2B,
crown molding, travertine flooring, stone fireplace. Open floor
plan. $2,999,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. #12291
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On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CONDOMINIUM. 2BR/2B, Gulf-
front, new carpet, washer/dryer. Community pool and spa.
$3,000 per month.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE DUPLEX. 1BR/2B, ground
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Seasonal. $1,300 per month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
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announced that its top producer was Rose Schnoerr and
its top lister was Donna Mosley for September.
TIFFANY-2BR/2BA, Gulfview, eleva-
tor. $185,000. #TDY15658
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 2BR/2BA,
lushly landscaped backyard, enclosed
lanai, garage, potential for duplex.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units,
heated pool, private beach, desirable
location. $1,895,000. #TDY16859
3BR/2BA dead end street. Great con-
dition. Seller will entertain offers be-
tween $110,000 $130,000. #TDY
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Enjoy your deck overlooking
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$300,000 $370,000. #CH67898
SCarol S. Heinze
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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, 1BR/1BA close to the
beach- excellent rental history. $159,900. #KS13966
NEW LISTING *MVP Seller will entertain offers be-
tween $650,000 $790,000. Direct Gulffront. 4 units
beautifully furnished, excellent income, contract with
large German travel agency. Walking distance to stores
and restaurants. Laundry room, outdoor shower, guest
bath and shower downstairs. Walk around the Island
from this super complex. #KS17201
GULF TO BAY COMMUNITY 2BR/1 BA Imperial House condo. Ground level unit, heated pool, club-
house, private fishing dock, deeded Gulf and access to Bay patio. #17564. $87,500. Call Carol
Heinze 778-7246 eves.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME in this convenient location between Sarasota and Bradenton. Drive by
6976 Persimmon Place, Sarasota and make this owner/associate an offer. Listed at $18,000. #14532.
Call Connie Volts 778-0399 eves.
LOCATION + PRICE + QUALITY = GREAT BUY! Serene setting on double lot by beach with attached
efficiency apartment, palm & fruit trees, gazebo with hot tub. *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$210,000 $250,000. #15935. Call Michael Advocate 778-0608 eves.
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Homeowner's Warranty! $121,000. Dial the Duncans
778-0777 for Judy or Darcie.
5400 CONDO Furnished 1 BR/1 BA unit with extended
living room. Completely updated in '95; new windows,
new carpet, new paint, new furniture. Overlooks pool
with a Gulf view. A pleasure to show. $89,900. Call
Frank Migliore 778-0777 or 778-2662 eves.
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT CONDO in small Gulffront
complex. Refurbished interior-exterior, 1BR/1BA,
heated pool, on-site property management. Income
and vacancy information available. Priced at $99,500
FTK. Call Carol Williams 778-0777 or 778-1718 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Galati's Marine receives
Galati's Marine was recently recognized as being
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Yachts, a Wisconsin-based yacht builder.
Cruisers yachts awarded Galati's Marine the "Top
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SEALED BIDS ACCEPTED The City of Bradenton
Beach to accept sealed bids on miscellaneous office
equipment. "As is condition" typewriters, Xerox 280
computer and printer, Lanier copier model #6215,
printers, Two 1989 Ford Crown Victoria police
vehicles and more. Sealed bids to be received by
October 24 by 3 pm. View equipment in City Hall,
Mon. Tue. & Wed., Oct. 21, 22 & 23, 9 3.
Notification and removal Oct. 25th before 3 pm.
1997 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK Hundreds of 2-for-
1 and 50% discounts on dining, travel, shopping,
movies, events and more! $30. Portion of proceeds
to Island Rotary Club. Michael Advocate, 778-0766.
ASSORTED SIZES of Rolladen storm shutters.
Marble vanity double sink. 1989 Kawasaki jet ski.
Call for prices and sizes. 778-3960.
ELECTRIC STOVE, refrigerator and microwave.
$50 each. Call 779-2012.
REFRIGERATOR GE side by side, almond, 23.5 cu.
ft., ice/ice water dispenser. Excellent condition.
$400. Call 795-2890.
CONN ORGAN beautiful walnut Leslie speakers. In-
cludes music & bench, double keyboard with instru-
ments. Must see. $450. 778-5522.
DINING ROOM SET table, 6 cane back chairs.
Good condition. Must see. $300. Mahogany chest,
4 drawers, good condition. $100. Call 778-9264.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
YARD SALE Sat., Oct. 19, 9 ? Clothes, lots of mis-
cellaneous. 6700 Holmes Blvd. #B.
MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat., Oct. 18 & 19, 9 4.
Children's clothes, couch, miscellaneous items. 307
57th Street, Holmes Beach.
-y Estate And
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
BIG YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., Oct. 18 & 19, 9 1.
Collectibles, jewelry, costumes and lots of fun stuff.
Some furniture. 308 63rd St., Holmes Beach.
FOUND BLACK & WHITE CAT looks thin, very
friendly. Call 778-5523.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.
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.
Retail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
CHEVY C70 1/2 TON pickup 1984. Great work
truck, safe, good tires. $2,250. Call 778-2246, ask
for Bill or Ed.
FORD 1987 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 5.0 GT
good top, excellent interior, high mileage. $5.590.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
SAILBOAT 25' IRWIN with 9.9 Suzuki. Good condi-
tion. $5,000. Please call 778-7710.
BOAT DAVITS FOR RENT water, parking, electric-
ity. $100 mo. Call 778-8582.
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.
DELI PERSON NEEDED. Apply in person. Jessie's
Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center, a drug
free workplace, seeks responsible, enthusiastic indi-
viduals to teach and energize our after-school chil-
dren ages 5- 19 and/or to work some evenings and
Saturday with our adolescent groups. $5.75 $6.75
per hour. Call Liva, 778-1908.
PART TIME ENTHUSIASTIC, dedicated person
needed to run the Anna Maria Island Art League.
Strong office skills required. 778-2099.
IAnna Maria Canalfront Home By Owner
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
Charming 2BR/1.5BA home provides enclosed porch which
may be added to already spacious living area for wonder-
ful great room! High beamed ceilings, lots of light and won-
derful potential on 2 great lots! Newly carpeted & vinyl floor-
ing. Few houses to Bay and across from Anna Maria basin.
Call Marie Franklin. Asking $175,000.
.N REALTY "'n
'We ARE the Island.
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
REDUCED!!! OWNERS MOTIVATED!!!
2BR/1 BA, carport and enclosed lanai. Two short blocks
to the beach. Very nice area of newer homes. Afford-
able Island living can be yours for only $119,900.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
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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
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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 call778-0217.
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AN OHIO OIL COMPANY needs mature person now
in the Holmes Beach area. Regardless of experience,
write C.N. Read, P.O. Box 696, Dayton, OH 45401.
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.
SITUATION WANTED Chauffeur and related duties.
Young, retired law enforcement officer seeking part
time employment. Responsible, versatile, personable,
knowledgeable and flexible. Call Jack at 794-8388.
MATURE, LOVING & PATIENT person wanted for
part time babysitting in my home. Ricki 778-5215.
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.
ISLAND 25 YEARS EXPERIENCED CNA will care
for you or your loved ones and much more. Child
care also. Call Paula at 779-1405.
COMPANION FOR ELDERLY Bradenton or the Is-
land. Caring and friendly with references. Low rates.
Call Melinda at 739-2340.
EXPERIENCED LPN AVAILABLE for shift work or
hourly visits. Rates differ for services rendered.
Please leave message, 778-9277.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
yourdild 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.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Get ready for season or just pamper your-
self. Excellent references. Estimate or appointment.
'THE PERFECTIONIST" Cleaning with perfection.
Offices, homes and condos. Ironing too! Call
Sharon at 778-0064.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
GENERAL CLEANING & REPAIRS Apartments,
condos, homes, rentals. Weekly, monthly, hourly or
one time. Dependable Island residents. Trustworthy,
ATTENTION CAR, BOAT, AIRCRAFT owners.
Never wax again. Mobile service will protect your
investment with an acrylic Teflon polish. 778-5215.
HOUSEKEEPER COMPANION available by the
hour or by the day for cleaning, laundry, errands,
light cooking, etc. References. 729-4595, Kathy.
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 ac-
cording to your shopping list. Reasonable rates. Call
Wendy at 778-9289.
EXPERIENCED CNA AVAILABLE for a variety of du-
ties. Cleaning, doctor appointments, shopping, private
care, errands. Call Robert for appointment. 778-5136.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
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.
TYPING WORD PROCESSING RESUMES and
more! Could you use an extra two hands? Call
Joanne at 778-4053, leave message.
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
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL openings for
18 months through 5 years. Come by and check us
CAN YOU LOSE 20 LB. by Christmas??? Yes call
me now. Ask me how. 778-0354.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
Wooded 100 x 100 lot north of Manatee Ave.
with short walk to the beach, zoned single or
duplex. Offered at $82,500. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New carpet,
breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low mainte-
nance fees. Priced at $99,900. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-1751.
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. $129,900. Call
Ed Oliveira eves. 778-1751.
Newly listed 2BR North West residence on
Wamer's Bayou with fabulous views and private
dock. Offered at $119,900. Call Dave Moynihan
at 778-2246 days or 778-7976 eves.
JR AS DIN
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32 years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. Next to Island
Foods. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
FIREMAN ED HANDYMAN no job too small! Car-
pentry work, remodeling, yard clean-up. Island resi-
dent. Many references. Call 778-7691.
SEAWALLS LIFTS DOCKS
License #MC00105. Fully insured. Doug Hugenberg
Marine Construction, Inc. Free estimates. Quality
work. Call Doug at 792-5685.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE joint sealing, weep holes,
back-fill, commercial diving, erosion control. Local ref-
erences, work guaranteed. Call Cliff at 778-7367.
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 beeper 506-3297.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
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Popcorn Ceiling Repair
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Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
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Fully furnished beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot
and parking. $275 per week, includes phone and
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. 211
South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
ENCHANTING ENGLISH TUDOR home 4BR/3BA,
Gulfview on 3 lots of beautiful landscaping. Fireplace,
turret observatory, large screened porch. Everything
you could possibly want in a vacation. Available Nov.
and Dec. Call 778-2206 or 794-8202.
SEASONAL Sandy Point, Martinique. Call T. Dolly
Young, Realtor 778-0766 or 778-5427. The Pru-
dential Florida Realty.
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.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartment. Lovely 2BR
furnished interior, convenient location. Patio, deck.
Vacation, week and season. No pets. (941) 778-3143.
ANNUAL RENTAL Unfurnished 2BR/2BA with won-
derful Gulf view! Attractive and spacious $1,000 mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
YEARLY RENTAL FURNISHED 1 bedroom. Suit-
able for older or single person. 203 Peacock, Holmes
Beach. $450 mo. Utilities not included. 778-1546.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Ocean front efficiency.
Beach, pool. Now through Dec. 19, $395 wk. Winter
'97, $1,995 mo. (401) 232-3262.
SEASONAL 1BR apartment and 2BR house, steps
to beach. Washer/dryer, turnkey furnished, no pets.
3 mo. minimum. $1,200/$2,200. 116 White Ave.,
Holmes Beach. (813) 985-6765.
HOUSE FOR RENT Season Jan. Mar., Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2BA beautiful decorated, enclosed ga-
rage. $1,800 per mo. includes all utilities. 8322 Ma-
rina Drive. 778-3836.
ANNUAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA unfurnished. $700 mo.
plus security deposit includes water + garbage.
Bradenton Beach overlooking Gulf. Call 778-7199.
GULFFRONT COTTAGE 2BR/2BA newly reno-
vated, turnkey furnished. Too many amenities to list.
Available now. Week/month/season. For details call
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1 block to beach. Beauti-
ful 2BR/2BA duplex with storage and covered parking.
All appliances, washer, dryer. $775 mo. plus $1,000
security. No pets. 209E 71st Street. 778-9689.
VACATION/SEASON Ocean ground floor renovated
cottage, turnkey. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6. $1,475 to
$2,475. 778-4523 or 1 (800) 977-0803.
ANNA MARIA CITY unfurnished 1BR/1BA, large
screened porch. $500 mo. 778-0469 or 778-2967.
PET OK. PRIVATE, shaded, fenced yard, Gulfside.
Steps to shelling, shops, fine food, fishing pier. 1 BR
plus sleeper. WK/mo/yr. 792-8482.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1BA
$625. 2BR/2BA $650. Nice, quiet locations. No
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. Seasonal 2BR also available. No
smoking or pets. (941) 778-7107.
BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE GULF. Shelling,
shopping, fine dining, fishing pier. Pets permitted. Pri-
vate shaded fenced yard. Large 1BR plus. 751-3151.
CUTE COTTAGE WITH DOCK on ICW. Fully fur-
nished, quiet, breezy, fantastic sunsets. Available
Oct. 1. $800 mo. or $250 wk. 794-5980.
ANNA MARIA VILLA 2BR/1 BA apartment. Light and
airy, great kitchen, lovely yard and parking. Near
beach. Non smoking, no pets. $550. 778-5522.
SEASONAL RENTAL Really nice 2BR/2BA, steps to
beach. North Holmes Beach. Available Dec. 1 Apr.
30. $2,200 mo. Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.
LUXURY TOWNHOUSE CONDO available until
Feb. 1. Special rates. $700 wk. or $1,900 mo. Call
Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.
CLASSIC FLORIDA BEACH HOME. Fireplace,
overlooks Gulf, 4BR. $700 wk. or $1,900 mo. until
Jan. 15. After Jan. 15, $2,400 mo. Call Gulf-Bay
Realty at 778-7244.
HOLMES BEACH NORTH across from beach. Small
1 BR apartment. $400 per mo. plus security. 778-1285.
OLD BRIDGE VILLAGE Bradenton Beach. 2BR with
deck in historic district. Lush grounds, water view.
Only one unit left. 778-4625.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA Perico Bay Club lakeside villa.
Many extras, excellent condition. Available Nov.
SEASONAL AVAILABLE MONTHLY form Dec. Cute
2BR/1BA lower duplex. One block to beach. North
Holmes Beach. $1,300 mo. 778-6198.
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
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Island References Bradenton, FL 34209
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ANNUAL 2BR/2BA PLUS office/3rd bedroom in Key
Royale. Furnished canalfront home includes large,
modern kitchen, huge utility room, 2-car garage and
much more! Call Fran Maxon Real Estate at (941)
778-1450 for further information.
STEPS TO BEACH furnished 1BR/1BA, all utilities
included. Available month to month. $600 mo. plus
$600 deposit. 792-2265.
SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA CANALFRONT home. Unfur-
nished, hardwood floors. Available for 1 year at rea-
sonable rate. Call Old Florida Realty at 778-3377.
BEACH CONDO! Great view. Share 2BR/2BA, lanai,
pool, roof garden, covered parking, furnished. $485,
share utilities. Call (941) 778-6196.
WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR, unfurnished, A/C,
washer/dryer hook-up. Beginning Nov. on Longboat
Key, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach. Excellent
references. 383-2833, 9 4. Ask for Judy.
WANTED ROOMMATE on Holmes Beach. $275 mo.
plus half of utilities. Call 778-5148, leave message.
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.
OPEN HOUSE Sat., Oct. 19, 12 3. For sale by
owner. 605 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apart-
ments, 4-units furnished. Large lot with pool.
$449,000, by owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay Blvd.
TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
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.
TRIPLEX BRADENTON BEACH great investment.
Close to beach and Bay. Fully leased. Call Jack
McCormick broker, Kevin Levins Realty, 383-5577.
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.
4 OR 5BR/3BA HOUSE, North Holmes Beach. New
kitchen, tile and carpet. Duplex zoned, dock. Asking
FOR SALE BY OWNER 8322 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. Lovely 2 story house. 2BR/3BA, 2 large bonus
rooms, 2-car garage. Call 778-3836 for appointment to
see. Will consider lease with option to purchase.
631 FOXWORTH 3 OR 4BR/3.5BA, 3,000 + sq. ft.
with 263 ft. of exquisite, panoramic view, sea wall
protected. 30 x 28 living room with natural brick
fireplace, 18 x 23 kitchen and eating area.
$575,000 as is. 778-7837.
624 FOXWORTH, Key Royale. 3 large bedrooms, 2.5
baths, split design with southern exposure, living room,
dining room, eat-in kitchen. 1,880 sq. ft. with new sea-
wall and boat dock. $279,500 as is. 778-7837.
BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA Key West style
canalfront home. 3BR/3BA, 2,100 sq. ft. air condi-
tioned. Boat dock and ramp. Ample parking. Asking
3BR/2BA HOME ON NORTH END. Big screened lanai,
luxury bath, metal roof, park 4-6 cars, storage galore.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
BEACH SIDE OF NORTH SHORE. "One of a kind"
2BR/2BA + den + art studio + Florida room. Caged pool
and lovely gardens, just steps to beach. $399,000.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
PERICO BAY CLUB call the specialist for the lat-
est three price reductions and current update!
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
MOBILE HOME beautiful water front park with pool
and dock in Palma Sola Shores. 2BR/2BA furnished,
only $62,000. Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate,
DIRECT GULFFRONT HOME in Anna Maria. Large
house with extensive decking and lush tropical land-
scaping. Reach Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066 for details.
FABULOUS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY with direct
frontage on Marina Drive! Reach Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for details.
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
LOTS GULF JUST 150' away. $175,000.
Bayview lot direct, duplex. $79,500. Call 778-4523
or 1 (800) 977-0803.
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$130,000 Downstairs corner unit overlooking
pool and greenbelt. Open kitchen, enclosed
lanai, upgraded interior carport. Call Bobye
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SAN REMO SHORES $289,000 This canal
home must be seen. 3BR/3BA, Spanish tile,
deck, ground caged heated pool & spa. Land-
scaped, accent lighting. So MANY extras. Call
Bob or Lu Rhoden 778-2692.
LUXURY TOWNHOME CEDARS EAST
TENNIS PLAYER'S DELIGHT $229,000
2BR/2BA IN REAR SECTION OF PERICO
BAY CLUB. $124,500 Lattice garages &
fabulous views of Palma Sola Bay. Tidal pond
and wildlife preserve. Excellent price for such a
prestigious area. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.
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Sunbow Bay 2BR/2BA covered parking -
elevator pool tennis close to beach,
shopping. Compare location and price. Call Lu
PERICO BAY 2-CAR GARAGE $144,500
Professionally decorated, tile, marble floors,
2BR/2BA, glass enclosed lanai, water view, cul
de-sac, pools, tennis, putting greens. Call Sandy
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PERICO BAY LAKEFRONT $132,000.
2-car garage, tiled foyer & kitchen, 5 fans, mi-
crowave, humidifier, designer wall coverings,
glass Florida room, pool, tennis, & security
auard. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.
POINTE WEST VILLA $66,900 2BR/2BA
located in a private community. Club house,
pool, security system, Refrigerator, A/C, hot
water heater 1 year old. New screen porch. Call
Paul Martin 794-0049.
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