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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
by Anthony Seaton
Anna Maria City and Cortez residents who've been
paying from $8 to $35 a month for post office box de-
livery will now have to pay nothing.
Anna Maria Postmaster Ron Smith says that a new
interpretation of the rules by the U.S. Postmaster Gen-
eral will effectively eliminate the charge for boxes at
the Anna Maria Post Office.
"Everyone is guaranteed one form of free mail
delivery in this country," Smith said.
A city has to have a population of at least 2,500 to
have home delivery and since Anna Maria is short by
about 1,000 residents, home delivery isn't an option.
So, post office box delivery is now free for our
residents, Smith said.
Not only that, but residents may upgrade to a big-
ger box, such as one that previously cost $35 a month,
and they can do so at no charge.
They will have to change their address, though,
This has been a U.S. Postal Service rule for years,
Smith said, but they only recently eliminated fees for
boxes in smaller cities.
Cortez Village and Boca Grande are two other Florida
postal districts that now will have free box delivery.
Residents of cities such as Holmes Beach, who
have home delivery but who choose to have a box in
Anna Maria as well, will still have to pay for their box,
In fact, the price for an $8 box will go up to $12 for
The price increase will keep the postal service from
losing money on the now-free boxes, Smith said.
Of about 20 million post office boxes in the coun-
try, about one million are now free.
Hey, hey, ho, ho,
this big tower's
got to go!
By Pat Copeland
Reminiscent of the 1960s, protesters waving
signs and chanting slogans greeted Holmes Beach
commissioners on a visit to the proposed cellular
phone tower site last week.
The group, Concerned Citizens of Holmes
Beach, was not protesting war but declaring one
against the site at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina
Drive. They claimed the site was incompatible
with the neighborhood and the tower should be
built on city hall property across the street.
In March, the commission approved a special
exception for GTE Mobilnet to construct the 155-
foot tower. It would stand beside the new Bamboo
Raw Bar on the south side of the building.
After neighborhood residents began protesting
the site, on May 6 the commission voted to delay
a decision for 60 days. The commission is slated
to make a decision on the tower's construction at
its July 1 meeting.
PLEASE SEE TOWER, NEXT PAGE
helps tip the
scales in this
George O'Connor serves
as "weighmaster"for a
black grouper at the Rod
and Reel Pier in Anna
Maria last Saturday night
for the Fishing the Islands
Tournament. More than
130 boats entered the one-
day fishing contest that
offered $16,000 and prizes
to those bringing in the
biggest fish. The Gee Team
took the offshore top-
place, while the Breeze
Brothers took the inshore
first-place prize. For more
on the tournament, see
inside. Islander Photo:
Michelle Ruiz del Vizo.
Fire official blasts county
safety director's comments
By Pat Copeland
Anna Maria Fire Commission Chairman John
VanOstenbridge is protesting recent comments made
by Mike Latessa, the county's public safety director,
about the Island district.
In a letter to Manatee County Commission Chair-
man Pat Glass on June 5, VanOstenbridge noted, "It
has been reported to us that the county public safety
director has made statements that the Anna Maria Fire
District [officials] are poor financial managers and
waste public money."
VanOstenbridge says he has served as the district's
treasurer for the past 10 years with no financial prob-
lems. He said Latessa's statements are in conflict with
the district auditor's report.
"As I have previously mentioned at the annual finan-
cial statement presentation, the district is in good financial
position as of Sept. 30, 1996," wrote auditor Ed Leonard
of Christopher, Smith, Gentile, Leonard & Bristow, P.A.
Leonard said the district has sufficient surplus to
cover approximately five months of operation and
could pay off all debts at year's end and still have suf-
"Your district has shown excellent stewardship
over the taxpayers' assets by establishing effective
controls over expenditures and receipts," Leonard said.
"This is not the first time inaccurate facts have
been presented," VanOstenbridge continued in his let-
ter. "In a presentation to the Holmes Beach Civic As-
sociation in February, the director stated the cost of
providing EMS to the Islands was less than $2 a house-
hold. This figure is not supported in the estimates pro-
vided by the county's finance department in May."
He also cited a recent incident in which Latessa said
Island district's firefighters use of an automatic external
defibrillator did not save the life of a cardiac victim.
"This is refuted by the fire crew and supervising physician
who treated the victim," VanOstenbridge said.
He said the use of the AED by the firefighters,
along with the stabilization of the patient by the EMS
crew, were part of a team effort.
"It is disheartening when these crews work to-
gether to save a life that such controversy would fol-
low that destroys any positive feelings they had of do-
ing a good job," he pointed out.
VanOstenbridge praised County Administrator
Ernie Padgett, Assistant Administrator Dave
Rothfuss and Director of Financial Management Jim
Seuffert for their cooperative efforts with the Island
district's EMS Study Committee.
"We know that your board is committed, as is ours,
to providing quality service to our citizens. However,
it is difficult to understand the apparent difference be-
tween cooperation from the administrator's office and
the actions of the director," he concluded.
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JUNE 18, 1997
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Ir PAGE 2 0 JUNE 18, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Surfing World fire destroys Cortez landmark
By David Futch
Surfing World rode its last wave Wednesday, June
11, when an early morning fire destroyed the landmark
shop in Cortez.
Owner and lifelong surfer E.L. "Rocky" von
Hahmann has vowed to reopen the shop.
"This wasn't just a business," von Hahmann said
fighting back tears, "it was our lifestyle."
Ironically, von Hahmann and his three young sons
left the previous day for a surfing vacation they had
hoped would take them to Cape Hatteras, N.C.
It's the same two-week vacation the von
Hahmanns have been taking every year when the chil-
dren get out of school. They had reached Orlando when
they got the news.
Fire officials said the blaze started around 6 a.m.
or shortly after. When Anna Maria Fire District
firefighters arrived at 6:30, the building and its entire
summer stock of clothes and surfboards were de-
stroyed, Fire Inspector Jane Guthrie said.
According to Guthrie, the blaze did more than
$300,000 in damage.
In addition, von Hahmann said his entire inventory
of uniforms for St. Joseph's Catholic School went up
The monetary loss far exceeded Surfing World's
insurance coverage, von Hahmann said.
"It was rip snortin' by the time we got here," Dis-
trict Fire Chief Andy Price said at the scene. "Flames
were busting through the windows. The guys could see
it when they pulled out of the station (about 1/4 mile
away on Cortez Road). It had been going on for some
time before we got the 911 call."
Guthrie said the intensity of the blaze left no evi-
dence to determine the cause. She said the two-story
building that housed Surfing World will have to come
down but the rest of the shopping center owned by von
Hahmann is salvageable.
"The fire was not suspicious at all," she said. "We
believe it happened at the cash register as you walk in
the front door."
"I work seven days a week and the first day I take
off this happens," von Hahmann said. "Make sure you
Fire destroyed Surfing World in Cortez last Wednesday morning More than $300 000 in damages occurred.
Owner Rocky von Hahmann has vowed to reopen the store. Islander Photo: David Futch
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Fire destroyed Surlfing World in Cortez last Wednesday morning. More than $300, 000 in damages occurred.
Owner Rocky von Hahmann has vowed to reopen the store. Islander Photo: David Futch
tell everyone how wonderful the firefighters were, es-
pecially Andy Price and Jane Guthrie."
Surfing World was known to surfers from Tampa
to Boca Grande and outside the United States. The shop
had been at its Cortez Road location for 14 years.
When National Public Radio affiliate WUSF,
broadcasting from the University of South Florida,
heard reports of the fire, the show interrupted its morn-
ing concert to announce the loss.
No one was injured. However, there was one casu-
Surfing World's von Hahmann said the family's
umbrella cockatoo Snowy died in the tragedy.
"People came from all over the world to see that
bird. Snowy would let anybody handle him," he said.
"That's been the question from everybody: Did Snowy
AMFD's Inspector Guthrie said it took 40 minutes
to get the fire under control at the two-story concrete
block and steel building.
In addition, von Hahmann's T-shirt shop next door
was destroyed and Tyler's Ice Cream suffered smoke
Tyler's Ice Cream owners Richard and Brenda
Sullo said everything was intact but smoky.
Nancy Bruder, a friend of the von Hahmanns and
now a former Surfing World employee, said she talked
to von Hahmann before he left on vacation.
"I told Rocky to leave a phone number in case of an
emergency or fire," Bruder said. "I can't believe it."
Taking the heat
Holmes Beach Commission Chairman Don Maloney
was the lone commissioner to stay and debate with
protesters after a visit to the proposed cellular tower
site. Here Maloney talks with resident Richard Palmer.
TOWER, FROM PAGE 1
The group's call to put the tower on city hall prop-
erty may be a moot point. According to the deed, the
property must be used for public purpose or it reverts
to the heirs of the grantors who donated it to the city.
In addition, Bob Kersteen, GTE's manager of site ac-
quisitions, said the company has a contract with Smith
that it must honor.
However, Commissioner Luke Courtney maintains
that the city could change its land development code to
make cellular communication an essential service and
declare it a municipal purpose, allowing the tower to be
constructed on city land.
Tower opponent Joan Perry said GTE's application
Residents protest cellular tower site
Waving signs and chanting, about 25 residents protested the site of a proposed cellular phone tower in
Holmes Beach last week. Islander Photos: Pat Copeland.
for the special exception was deficient and "no ad-
equate evidence was presented to determine that this
proposal was an essential service as defined in the land
She urged the commission to establish a six-month
moratorium on the application and direct the planning
commission to develop changes in the code and the
comprehensive plan to address the construction of cel-
Planning Commission Chairman Sue Normand
agreed and added, "GTE has asked permission to set up
a tower with space for three other services. If we do not
have a law in place to protect the city from other cel-
lular towers being erected, another provider can come
along and say, 'There's no room on that tower for us.
We need a tower.' If we refuse them, then we are go-
ing to be accused of discrimination."
Resident Richard Palmer also took issue with the
special exception application, saying cellular commu-
nication is not an essential service. He questioned
whether the proposed project exceeds ground cover,
setback requirements and height restrictions. He also
cited health concerns for people close to the tower.
The citizens' group pointed to the commission's
rejection of a special exception for a similar tower at
the Holmes Beach Marina in 1996 and said the same
concerns apply to the proposed Smith Realtor site.
Commissioners expressed concerned about the
marina tower location's incompatibility with the neigh-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 18, 1997 0 PAGE 3 B3
Residents confront commission
on Anna Maria pipeline issue
By Anthony Seaton
The debate over a proposed drainage pipeline from
Pine Avenue almost to the canal at Magnolia Avenue
heated up Tuesday, June 10, at the Anna Maria City
Commission work session.
Several residents opposed to the pipeline vented
their frustration at not being notified sooner while one
Magnolia Avenue resident voiced support for the plan.
"What is the status, mayor ..." began Patty Ander-
son, 527 Magnolia Avenue.
"You'll get your turn, sir!" interjected Mayor
Chuck Shumard, responding to an angry outburst from
Carl Van Cleave, who also opposes the pipeline.
Anderson went on to ask, "At what stage is the
permitting process for the pipeline?"
Public Works Director Phil Chamock responded to
the question. He explained that he expects the engineer-
ing firm, Zoller, Najjar and Shroyer Inc., to complete
its study and report by the end of the month.
The city would then submit it to the U.S. Army
Corp of Engineers for approval and to the Southwest
Florida Water Management District, or Swiftmud,
which must then issue a permit if work is to proceed
The pipeline would stop at an area approximately
even with the 200 block of South Bay Boulevard.
The homeowners on the south side of Magnolia,
the Andersons and the Van Cleaves, are on a deeper
ditch than the residents upstream.
They oppose the project because they fear an in-
crease of sediment in the canal adjacent to their prop-
erty which would require dredging.
According to a letter to the mayor and city com-
missioners from Bruce Anderson, there are several
other issues that concern him and his neighbors.
"This will decrease the amount of area [of] the drain-
age water that contacts the ground. This means that less
water will be absorbed into the ground and more volume
will be transmitted down drain area. The risks of this are
many. This will allow more pollutants to be transmitted
down the pipeline, and ultimately into the water."
The proposed project will drain into Bimini Bay
and Anna Maria Sound.
Anderson's letter continued, "The influence of this
pipe is much more than just the area next to the houses to
which it is being proposed. The total effect of the drain-
age needs to be evaluated and not just a small portion. The
mangroves and growth in this area act as buffers to con-
trol this water flow. An enclosed pipe with no restriction
will create larger problems down the line."
"You're going to have egg on your faces if extra
flooding occurs," Van Cleave said. "If you do this, you're
going to have more flooding than you can believe."
"If you're opposed to this, why don't you bring
your own engineer's report?" Commissioner Elaine
"If we need to do our own engineering report, what
do we need you for?" asked Bob Hinely, 521 Magnolia.
The city's planning and zoning board recom-
mended that the city fund an engineering report on al-
ternate methods of flood control, but Mayor Shumard
complained that would have cost an extra $6,500, and
besides, "I prefer a pipe," he said.
The city commission agreed, and decided to go ahead
with the pipeline option at its May 13 work session.
The pipe material will cost more than $100,000,
according to Charnock.
In contrast to Anderson and the Van Cleaves,
David Miles of 307 Magnolia said he's all for it. "Ev-
erybody is going to be grateful .... This is going to be
the greatest thing this city has ever done," he said.
"Is it worth it for the money you're going to
spend?" Van Cleave asked Charnock.
"Yes," Charnock replied.
"Will you accomplish what you intend to for the
money?" Van Cleave asked.
"That's like, 'Do you still beat your wife?'"
Charnock responded. "I have no idea. Nobody does."
"If this floods my backyard, I'll be back with my
lawyers," Van Cleave said.
"We've got a lot of work to do," said Patty Ander-
son, as the meeting adjourned.
Anna Maria City
6/23, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
6/24, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
6/19, 1 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
commission/department liaison reports, pier
franchise addendum, first reading on code
enforcement ordinances, Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation maintenance agree-
ment discussion, street sweeping contract
discussion, Katie Pierola Sunset Park
maintenance discussion, pier grant change
orders, bids on repairs to pier structure and
building, discussion of paving Church Street
and public comments.
6/23, 1 p.m., Special meeting on
Community Development Block Grant
6/24, Commission work session
on COPS Grant
6/26, 9 a.m., Budget work session
6/24, 7 p.m., Commission work session
6/21, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
6/23, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization, Sudakoff
Hall, USF Campus, Sarasota.
6/25, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.
Rotary Club changes
Effective Monday, June 23, the Rotary Club of
Anna Maria Island will meet at Tony's Place, 605
Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach, on Mondays at 6:15
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EI] PAGE 4 E JUNE 18, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Pegleg Mama stirs up Island's beaches
By Jim Hanson
The peglegged sea turtle which has intrigued and
charmed Turtle Watch members seems to like the Is-
land as much as Islanders like her.
She's back. And back and back and back..
Eight times she has come up on the beach here,
each time in a different place. Two of her nocturnal
visits climaxed in nests. Six were false crawls: she
changed her mind.
Her track is unmistakable, said Suzi Fox, who
holds the state turtle conservation permit for the Island.
Three good legs and one stump where disease or injury
did away with one leg.
She drags herself along with turtle grace and turtle
tenacity leaving a track that goes something like
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold a New Member Coffee on Wednesday, June
25, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber office, Whitney
Beach Plaza, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Also on Wednesday, June 25, the Chamber
will host its first Hospitality Industry Apprecia-
tion Party at In Extremis, 204 Sarasota Quay.
Management and staff of resorts and restaurants
and attractions have been invited. In Extremis will
provide complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
For reservations and information for both
events, call the Chamber at 387-9519.
She is recognizable also by her nests "She just
raises heck scooping out a nest," said Fox.
Fox explained that Pegleg Mama throws sand
mightily and ends up with a body pit in the beach three
times as large as other turtles make.
It's so different from other turtle nurseries that Is-
landers thought for awhile she must a green turtle,
which are known to be pretty wild builders.
But no, Jerris Foote of Mote Marine Laboratory
told them. She's just a sloppy homebuilder.
Foote, coordinator of the turtle conservation program
for Mote and Sarasota County's beaches, said three-
legged turtles are not unheard-of, and the disability prob-
ably is why our Pegleg Mama makes such a mess nesting.
Nor is it uncommon for sea turtles to make more
than one nest, she said. With 100 to 150 eggs per nest,
that's a lot of laying.
Elsewhere in turtle bulletins, Fox's volunteers have
found and flagged 40 nests on the Island, 25 of them
between the public beach that ends Manatee Avenue
and about 13th Street North in Bradenton Beach. Fox
said 40 is about average for this time of the May-Oc-
tober season, with the seasonal average of 200 nests.
The hatchlings from nearly half of the nests already
here are in danger from lights, she said, although beach
residents and business have been "just super helpful
trying to control their lighting problems. They even call
me (778-5638) to ask how they can help."
Nature gears hatchling to head downhill to the
water and to seek the horizon's light; lights inshore
from their nests attract them to lethal locations away
from the Gulf.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 18, 1997 M PAGE 5 IB
Budget 'wish lists' offered for Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Departmental "wish lists" for the upcoming fiscal
year have been offered to the Bradenton Beach City
The first of a series of budget workshops last week
provided a glimpse of what may be in store for the city
during 1997-98. Among the tentative highlights:
A raise in salary for commissioners and the
mayor, to take effect only for those elected in Novem-
ber. Other commissioners would see the pay increase
after the November 1998 election.
A new code enforcement officer and new vehicle
and computer for that person within the building-plan-
Software upgrades and the beginning of a com-
puterized system of accessing commission meetings
within the administrative budget, as well as two new
computers and other electronic equipment.
A new police department category of $1,000 for
"confidential funds" for undercover operations.
The initial budget workshop sparked little commis-
sion comment on the departmental proposals. Future
meetings will undoubtedly spur some lively debate on
the budget, though.
Those meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. June 26,
July 3 and, if needed, July 10.
Commissioners currently are working with only half
of the numbers needed to produce a budget the pro-
posed spending side of the balance sheet. Still to come
from county officials are revenue projections for next year
based upon sales tax revenue, ad valorem taxes based
upon assessed property and other fees and charges. Those
revenue figures are expected by the end of this month.
One change in this year's budget is the removal
from all departments of attorney fees and the creation
of a separate category for legal work. City Attorney
Alan Prather projected an annual budget for attorney
services of $38,000. He is also proposing raising his
hourly rate from the current $85 to $100 next year.
Streets and roads,
Public Works Director Buddy Watts offered a fairly
straight forward budget for the departments he oversees.
Watts said the Streets and Roads Department pro-
jected spending would come to $164,983, up slightly
from the 1996-97 budget of $163,469. About the only
increases would come from salary hikes according to
the city's pay step plan.
Sanitation totals were not available, but Watts said
he saw "no significant change" for next year from the
Parks Department budget projections would also re-
main about the same as the current $3,880, Watts said.
City Clerk Alice Baird proposed a budget of
$251,857 for next year, up from the current $237,279.
Significant increases come from a proposed new
$14,000 telephone system to replace the aging and
problem-prone current system. The replacement sys-
tem, if approved by the commission, would come from
the local one-cent sales tax increase.
Also proposed is increasing the current $250 per
month stipend for commissioners to $400 per month.
The mayor would receive a monthly salary of $800, up
from the current $500. Commissioner Dan Goodchild,
who proposed the increase, said the salary would be in
keeping with Anna Maria and Holmes Beach stipends
for elected officials.
Other items within the administrative budget pro-
.posal are lap-top computers for taking minutes during
meetings and for commission use, a computer scanner,
a color printer, a new minute recording machine and an
air-handler for the commission chambers.
Baird also proposed spending $8,500 to have minutes
of the previous five years' commission meetings trans-
lated into computer files for easier access and retrieval.
Building Official Bill Sanders proposed a fiscal
year budget of $129,428 for next year, up from the
Much of the increase would be reflected in the addi-
tion of a code enforcement officer/permit clerk and a new
vehicle. Additional code enforcement requirements reflect
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the need for this extra person, Sanders said. Part of the
increase would be offset by eliminating the "other labor"
category in the building-planning budget.
There would also be an increase from $1,000 to
$3,200 for travel and expenses to attend a variety of
conferences. Sanders said the increase reflects the need
for certification requirements as mandated by the state.
Police Chief Jack Maloney proposed a budget of
$442,910 for next year, up from the current $425,231.
Much of the increase comes from salary increases for the
nine employees within the police department and the ad-
dition of $1,000 in confidential funds for drug buys.
Maloney is also proposing using one-cent sales
tax funds to improve the telephone system in the
police station, painting the building, replacing the
carpet, and replacing portable radios and adding in-
car computers for officers.
Budget workshops are open to the public. A tenta-
tive millage rate and budget is expected by mid-July.
Public hearings and adoption of a final budget are
scheduled for September, and the budget goes into ef-
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lir PAGE 6 0 JUNE 18, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
I9l OUR9]l e
Sometimes they ARE here
to help us
Just when you think Island living can't get any
better, it does.
This time it's Anna Maria and Cortez residents
who are reaping some largesse from the Big Brother
Seems that everyone in the United States is some-
how or other guaranteed free mail delivery as part of
their rights as Americans.
But for people living on the Island's north end or
in the village of Cortez, that mail delivery has come
with a price tag for lo these many years in the form of
a post office box.
With no home delivery offered or wanted, for
the most part in those two communities, the only
way residents could get their mail was to have a box in
the post office. And those boxes cost, hence no free
All that is changed now and the mail is flowing
free. The U.S. Postal Service has decreed that mail-
boxes are free in the village and in Anna Maria. In fact,
if you've got a small mailbox and want a bigger one,
you can even upgrade at no cost.
Who said the government isn't here to help you?
Down, not out
Lest anyone think owners Rocky and Jane von
Hahmann will forgo rebuilding Surfing World West,
think again. Just days after the fire that gutted the store
and destroyed all the inventory, Rocky was plotting his
It was shocking to see a business so completely
gutted by fire. A total loss.
Makes you think about vulnerability and in our
case, a plan to back up computer files both at the office
and off site.
Lots of folks just couldn't believe it as word passed
on the Island grapevine about the fire.
Knowing the von Hahmanns determination, we're
expecting them to get back in the surf fast.
An early morning Island/town commuter called
from his destination to report that on his way past the
shop, the glass in the windows was blowing out and
flames were visible before firefighters arrived.
And there won't be a fire sale. There was abso-
lutely nothing left of the merchandise or the interior of
The survivor of this recent disaster is Tyler's Ice
Cream. Since the shop escaped with only smoke dam-
age, surely they can use your support. A milk shake or
banana split could even lift your spirits.
Our thoughts go out to the von Hahmanns for their
loss and we hope they reopen soon.
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Opposed to height exceptions
I have followed with growing frustration the sub-
ject of the proposed new 155-foot GTE tower on the
Smith Realtors site. Annette Ramos's sad letter, pub-
lished in your May 21 edition, was right on point. She
said, "This island is too small for all of us not to be af-
Holmes Beach is first and foremost a residential
haven and our city commissioners should do every-
thing in their power to keep it that way. Ignoring height
restrictions by special exceptions, as well as ignoring
the will of most of the citizenry, is not in keeping with
this residential concept.
Although one person probably can not have much
effect, I have decided to take a stand on this matter as
1. I will recommend to all my friends and neigh-
bors that they not do business with Smith Realtors, ei-
ther in listing their property for sale, purchasing a home
or recommending them as rental agents. Perhaps if
enough other citizens make the same decision we can
have an economic effect on their income far in excess
of the rent they will receive from GTE.
2. I will vote now and in the future against any and
all city commissioners who vote in favor of the tower
3. I will speak out against any exceptions to height
restrictions on our island, whether for condominiums,
apartments, towers or any other purpose in the future.
Donald S. Schofield, Holmes Beach
Commissioner or mayor at fault?
We read the letter in a recent Islander Bystander from
a member of the Holmes Beach City Commission com-
plaining about the mayor. It seems the writer wrote a simi-
lar letter some time ago complaining about the previous
mayor. This is embarrassing to some of those who voted
for all concerned, and it certainly is not the way to resolve
differences of opinion among our elected officials.
The writer, a well-known advocate of packing
more people into Holmes Beach by increasing density,
might well resign from the commission and find ajob
less stressful to herself and more in tune with the de-
sire of the majority of the people she was elected of
represent. It is possible that it could be her who is at
fault, rather than every mayor who comes along.
C. Martin, Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach commissioner
admits to being 'greedy'
This is an open letter to Jeannie Bystrom, Judy
Titsworth, Hugh Holmes Sr. and Jr., and all the heirs
of John Holmes, one of the original grantors of land to
the City of Holmes Beach, who may write letters to the
editor of The Islander Bystander:
In response to Jeannie Bystrom's letter to the edi-
tor of June 11: You said, "I feel a public apology is in
order." I agree, but not to the Holmes family. I apolo-
gize to the citizens of Holmes Beach for being unsuc-
cessful in having a cellular tower built on city property.
We need better cellular communications for the
health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Holmes
Beach. Building the tower on city property has been
blocked by the mayor and the Holmes family.
In my opinion, a cellular tower built on city property
and owned by the city will not only benefit the citizens of
Holmes Beach with revenue, but it will provide an essen-
tial service needed in case of emergency. I will continue
to fight the mayor and the Holmes family for the construc-
tion of the cellular tower on city-owned property.
You said I was greedy. Yes, again I agree. I am
greedy and want the revenue that a cellular tower will
provide for the people of the city.
Also, I am greedy and have been working for al-
most two years to get a Babe Ruth baseball field for the
children of the Island, paid for with Manatee County
funds not Holmes Beach taxpayer dollars.
This idea has also been blocked by the mayor be-
cause of objections raised by the Holmes family.
In my opinion, better communications provided by
a cellular tower constructed on city property and more
recreational facilities for Island youth are municipal
purposes and do not violate the reversionary clause
contained in the deed to the property.
If the Holmes family does not agree, then there
are legal means for challenging the actions of the
Luke Courtney, Holmes Beach City Commissioner
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Part 3, The Saga of Anna Maria City
by June Alder
The Gulffront casino, a popular spot in the 1920s, was located at the end of
Bridge Street in what one day would become the city of Bradenton Beach.
A BIG DAY FOR
Annual Outing at Cortez Beach -
Friday will be the occasion of the annual
fishfry and outing for winter visitors as
guests of the Cortez Bathing Pavilion, Inc.,
at Cortez Beach. Every winter visitor to
this section is invited to be a guest of the
beach people, who will be hosts at a great
fishfry. The fish will be taken fresh from
the Gulf and Bay waters, properly pre-
pared and served with bread and pickles
and other things that go to make up a
regular Florida fishfry on the beach, not
Several hundred winter visitors are
expected, and preparations are going for-
ward at the beach today to take care of a
big crowd. All hands are hoping for a
bright day and warm breezes, for there is
asfine bathing as is to be had in the known
world at Cortez Beach, provided the winds
are not chilly.
Automobile service to and from the
beach will be provided by citizens who are
donating their cars for the day. Ofcourse,
such winter visitors as have cars will be
expected to transport themselves and as
many of theirfriends as possible. All cars
that are promised are to report at Court
House Square at 10 o'clock Friday morn-
ing, and those who are going on the pic-
nic are to be there at that hour.
-The Evening Herald, March 7, 1923
Anna Maria Taxi Service Inaugu-
rated A taxi service to be operated on
regular schedule between Bradentown
andAnna Maria Beach will have its incep-
tion Monday of next week. E. R. Hartt will
operate it. The car will leave CourtHouse
Square at certain hours and leave Anna
Maria Beach at certain hours. The service
is something that has been needed for
The Evening Herald, same date,
In that dizzy Boom Year of 1923,
competition was fierce among the real es-
tate entrepreneurs on Anna Maria Island.
Free dinners, free rides, drawings, give-
aways, special "state" days. They'd do
almost anything to hawk their lots to the
"tin can tourists."
Cortez Beach had certain advantages
over Anna Maria Beach. It was right at the
foot of the new bridge from the mainland
(built in 1921), had a huge new casino/
hotel (opened in 1922). The developer, E.
P. Green, one of the largest land holders
around, also happened to be the mayor of
Bradenton and on the state roads board.
Anna Maria Beach's drawing cards
were a smallish bath house, a tired hotel
(though the food was good) and a long
fishing dock where the steamers of yore
no longer stopped. C. M. Roser, former
owner of the resort, was still around trying
to dispose of "about 30 choice lots, a few
on the bay side, a few on the Gulf, several
on Pine, others in splendid locations
around the bath house and hotel."
"As I am closing out my holdings
here, will make a very attractive price," his
newspaper ad said plaintively.
Hoping to breathe new life into the
comatose community, a citizens' commit-
tee was striving diligently to turn it into a
town. They had hired a lawyer Wallace
Tervin, a local attorney and representative
to the state house to help them draft a
charter. They met night after night putting
it together and had it ready for formal ap-
proval and submission to the state by
Probably no more than a dozen people
attended the meeting that evening (there
were only 16 registered voters on the en-
tire Island, you know). The charter was
"discussed at length" and accepted with-
out any changes on the motion of pioneer
settler Sam Cobb, whose land would some
day become the nucleus of Holmes Beach.
What was said and how the vote went
wasn't mentioned in the minutes. Secre-
tary C. W. Bonham was a man of few
Before they went home the residents
set up an interim commission of three men
to manage affairs for the town-to-be: Sam
Davis (owner of the beach pavilion and
chairman of the citizen's committee),
mayor pro tem; W. M. "Mitch" Davis
(construction man and "spark plug" of the
committee), vice mayor pro tem; and
Bonham, town clerk. Then everyone went
home to sit back and wait for the state poli-
ticians to act.
Well, not everyone. Apparently some
folks had been unhappy with the incorpo-
ration scheme. They started a stop-the-
charter campaign that worked up steam as
Then on April 9, Mayor Sam Davis
called the acting town commission into
session at the request of Mitch Davis and
Bonham. In quick succession two motions
were passed, both made by Bonham and
seconded by Mitch Davis: to hold a "mass
meeting" on the following night, Tuesday,
April 10; and to wire Attorney Tervin in
Tallahassee for his advice on "the manner
of procedure to cut down the territory as
now proposed in the charter." Bonham did
not divulge how Mayor Davis voted.
It appeared that the deal pieced to-
gether during those long meetings at the
beach pavilion in February and March of
1923 was about to come apart.
Next: The fateful night of April 10.
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Wit and %\isdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist
Nature abhors a vacuum
We all know what period in our existence is cov-
ered by B.C., but a more recent period in history is
known as B.V.C. or Before Vacuum Cleaners.
During the Cracker's B.V.C. days, he was growing
up in Pierce, Polk County, Florida, during the Great
An annual ritual, just as sure to happen as the re-
turn of the purple martins to Tom Cato's multistoried
bird house, was the beating of the carpets of the
All kinds and makes of carpet sweepers and
brooms existed but none could do the job like an annual
outdoor rug beating.
Carpets were never permanently installed wall-to-
wall in those days but could be rolled up for beating
Each spring, Dad would roll up the carpets and we
brothers, plus a few of the neighbor kids, would shoul-
der the roll and stagger forth under the load into the
backyard looking, for all the world, like Frank
"Bring'em back alive" Buck extricating a giant ana-
conda from the Amazon jungle or more like a headless
Chinese dragon with a broken back.
Once outside, the carpets were draped over the
clotheslines and the beating would commence. Com-
mercial wire rug beaters were on the market but old
tennis rackets and baseball bats worked jusas well.
"For every action there is an equal and o~p'
reaction," goes one of Newton's laws of motion. Each
time the carpet was struck, a cloud of dust-showered
back on the beater, enveloping him or her in a coating
that adhered to the perspiring participant with a result-
ing rapid change in complexion.
One of the joys for the little ones on carpet beat-
ing days was to part the vertical edges of the carpet
draped over the clothesline to the ground and meander
through the length of the carpet canopy. As the child
passed through, the carpet walls would close behind
him, encapsulating the traveler on his dark journey
through the tunnel.
Following the beating, the woolen carpets
were sprinkled with naphthaflakes as a
preventive against moths, re-rolled and
snaked back onto the house.
After a friendly battle with the garden hose,
the rug beaters were restored to their recognizable
selves and the ritual was over for another year.
One day this bright-looking young man knocked
on the door of the Bergquist homestead with an
Electrolux vacuum cleaner in tow.
His sales pitch was that he was working his way
through a ministerial college to become a preacher,
which was a surefire, never-fail introduction. Since his
foot was firmly in the screen door, Mom let him and his
He asked one of us yard-young'uns to go out in the
yard and bring in a small pail of yard dirt which he lib-
erally sprinkled over Mom's recently beaten living
Quicker than you could say "Jack Robinson," he
S plugged in his machine and sucked up all that new dirt
plus a lot more Mom didn't know was there.
Mom was hooked and signed on the dotted line for
a 30-day free trial before the payments were to start.
"Nature abhors a vacuum," but Mom surely loved hers.
When Dad came home and eyed the purchase, all
he could muster to say was "Annie Inez, you're going
to put us all in the poor house with your extrava-
Of course, this ended the B.V.C. era at the
Cracker's house since the vacuum cleaner revolution-
ized spring cleaning and put all of us juvenile rug beat-
ers out of business.
Sure, the Cracker waxes poetic over his nostalgic
carpet beating days but in reality, when push comes to
shove, he misses those B.V.C. days like a dog misses fleas.
I Y9 9] 11
View from abroad
My name is Gunter Schellenberg. I'm a German
tourist who has come to Anna Maria Island with my
wife, Reuate, for five or six years.
The beauty of Anna Maria Island, the friendli-
ness and kindness of you, always make it easy for us
in our decision every year where to spend our vaca-
tion it is the beauty of your rural Island!
Even the long, boring flight of 12 hours or more
cannot change our decision thanks to your lovely Is-
land. Being here, enjoying the beaches, the sun, the
ocean and the food, I, of course, am also watching,
observing, listening and reading things which are go-
ing on on your Island such as changes to its infra-
structure and planning of key projects, improve-
ments, etc. And here we are.
Can all planning be considered to be improve-
ments? Are all envisioned projects to the benefit of
-your customers the tourists and visitors? Isn't
there room for thought that some decisions might be
Do political, economical or private reasons
dominate in decision-making rather than objectively
considering what is best in the interest of us custom-
ers? Are tourists made aware that all means are ex-
plored to keep the beauty of the Island for them? It's
them who feed you and will continue to feed as long
as they feel comfortable enough to spend their "best
days of the year" on your so far lovely Island.
Therefore, save the beauty of the Island!
Nothing is more disgusting than coming to a
place which you love, which meets your taste, to
find out that changes have been introduced which
irritate you. Changes which might even force you to
change your lifestyle to adapt to the new situation
probably resulting in certain inconvenience.
For years you have discussed the possibility of
replacing the Anna Maria bridge with a large, four-
lane bridge. Did you ever ask your customers how
they feel about it? I'm neither an architect nor an
engineer, however, I could imagine that taking all
safety and security precautions into consideration,
this monster of a bridge might end right at the Beach
Cafe, certainly losing a lot of parking places all over.
You might ease the bumper-to-bumper traffic
which you find presently during the season, how-
ever, you will most probably transfer this problem to
your own Island when hundreds of cars cannot find
parking facilities. And what is the result? You irri-
tate and annoy your customers who will then ques-
tion is this still "my Island" on which I have en-
joyed my stay in the past? Keep your old rural
bridge, repair it and continue to preserve the beauty
of the Island.
A new project seems to engage the political, the
business scene and even very private reasons seem
to divide opinions into different directions: the cel-
lular telephone tower. Without going into details, my
question is: Do you need such a tower on your Ie-
land? I'm really surprised that the relevant commu-
nication contractor is not able to provide adequate
alternatives. It seems that there are even no clear
plans as to how a tower or antenna should look.
One thing is clear to me. Once you approve such
a project on your Island, you are setting a precedent.
Surely, in about one year's time, there will be a re-
quest for the erection of a second or even third
I work for the European Space Agency and I
know that there is a complete new communication
satellite generation being planned and launched
which makes any wiring, etc., superfluous and one
can speak already of a new "wireless Earth" era in
the near future. Then you can decorate your commu-
nication towers as Christmas trees.
During the period of coming to your Island, I
have experienced that the number of tourists/visitors
has steadily increased. The beaches are visited by
persons who bring their boats, personal watercraft,
etc., along to enjoy. However, it is disappointing to
many who are bothered by the awful noise and es-
pecially by the ugly smell these boats produce. Why
not watch the beaches a bit closer to stop people
from breaking rules and regulations?
I'm very surprised that it was not possible within
the last two years to repair the pier at the Manatee
County Beach. Many times the pier has been in-
spected, and I'm almost inclined to believe that the
cost of such inspections would have covered the re-
pair of the pier.
It is also my feeling that the beaches could be
cleaned more frequently and intensively. Whenever
the person "cruises" along the beach with his bull-
dozer, he keeps the rake very much up and only a
little dirt and waste is being scooped into the bin.
Almost all seaweed remains on the sand if there
is any sand because of the shells covering it.
Finally, accept my audacity to write such words,
but I think observations from "outsiders" should also
play a role when making decisions which at the end
should save your customers' sakes and private inter-
We in Germany say, "You do not kill the cow
that provides the milk to you!"
And I hope to be able to continue to say, "I will
again in the future return to the beauty of Anna
Please preserve the beauty of your Island!
Gunter Schellenberg, Germany
Baby Bird Shower
We wish to thank all the wonderful people who
came to our recent Baby Bird Shower and brought gifts
of food, cleaning supplies, etc.
It was so gratifying to see so many visitors come
in spite of the heat to see how we care for the hundreds
of orphaned baby birds we receive each spring. We
were touched by the love and concern shown for these
tiny helpless creatures and all the birds we care for at
The staff and volunteers of the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary say thank you.
Stella Kelley, secretary, board of directors, PMBS
The Anna Maria Elementary School PTO would
like to thank the numerous merchants, friends and
families who have helped our many endeavors over the
As usual, our local businesses have been most gen-
erous in donating prizes for our many fundraisers. The
Holmes Beach City Commission has helped make pos-
sible a new baseball diamond, local artist Julie Stewart
designed a fantastic new peacock to adorn our school
shirts, and friends and families gave generously of
their time and money to contribute to the many differ-
Together, this community enhances the wonderful
teachers and staff of our school to provide the best edu-
cation possible for our children.
Paula Bryant, secretary, Anna Maria Elementary
Thanks to Fire District
for doing its best
I wish to express my appreciation to the Anna
Maria Fire District who came so promptly and worked
so hard to save my husband when I called 911.
Though it was too late, they did their best.
Mrs. George Skene, Anna Maria Island
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 18, 1997 N PAGE 9 IE
Longboat manager Roberts
retiring; cancer blamed
Cancer which had been in remission has recurred
in Longboat Key Town Manager Griff Roberts, forc-
ing him to retire.
His assistant, Bruce St. Denis, will be acting man-
ager while the Town Commission searches for a new
permanent chief executive.
According to confidants, Roberts suffered from
lung cancer and a brain tumor which appeared to be in
remission with radiation treatments, when the tumor
recently seemed to become active again.
This, they said, prompted him to put into action a
thought he had been entertaining for some time early
Later, Commissioner Jim Patterson said Roberts
had indicated some time ago that at age 62 "it might be
time to think of doing something else."
Accordingly, Roberts has applied to take six
months' medical leave, Patterson said, and during that
time determine whether he qualifies for disability re-
tirement under the town's regulations.
Roberts' lawyer and Longboat Key Town Attorney
David Persson will be meeting to iron out how the retire-
ment will be handled under town regulations and policies.
Just how his successor will be chosen is up to the
commission. Roberts himself was selected through an ex-
ecutive search that brought many candidates from across
the nation, narrowed to five from among whom Roberts
was offered the job. He's been here four and a half years.
Island children invited to summer writing workshop
Island children entering grade three and up are in-
vited to participate in a creative writing and photogra-
phy program to create a "Junior-Citizen Island News"
The summer program is sponsored by Friends of
the Island Branch Library and will be conducted by
Island adults who have graduated from the Florida
Humanities Moral Leadership Course. Joy Courtney,
staff member of The Islander Bystander, known to Is-
land students as the "picture lady" at Anna Maria El-
ementary School, is a workshop leader.
Children will be encouraged to be write, from sto-
ries to poetry, with citizenship themes provided by the
program. The program will include "visitors" for fun
and to learn interview skills.
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The program will begin Thursday, June 26, at 2:30
p.m. at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach in
the Walker Swift Meeting Room and will continue to
the end of August. Children will progress to publica-
tion the first week of September.
Student stories will be published during the course
of the program in The Islander Bystander.
Parents who are able to assist during the program
Pre-registration is encouraged but not mandatory.
It is not necessary for summer-long attendance to par-
To register call the Island Branch Library at 778-
6341. For information, call Mercedes Thornburg at
778-2424, or Joy Courtney at 778-5405.
Civic association to meet
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet
on Saturday, June 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The program will be a discussion of the nesting
habits of the sea turtle provided by Anna Maria
Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
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regulate grass height
The Holmes Beach Commission held the first
reading of an ordinance to regulate the height of
grass last week.
The commission drafted the ordinance at the
request of the city's code enforcement officer to
make it easier for him to cite residents who don't
maintain their lawns.
According to the ordinance, the height for
grass is eight inches on improved property and 12
inches on unimproved property.
The second reading and vote will come on
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The commission also praised honorable mention
winners Lisa Aldrich, Robbie Dial, Hunter Green, Billy
Malfese, Trisha McKee, Cody Price, Ginny Mazza and
Devon Mertz. Each received a certificate and ribbon.
Their laws are as follows:
All children the age of five and older should have
to carry an ID with them at all times Lisa Aldrich.
Your car, truck or other vehicle must be (parked)
on your own property, not in the streets, roads or any
other passageway or sidewalk Robbie Dial.
People should not ride in the back of trucks -
It shall be unlawful for any citizen of Holmes
Beach to leave a yard-sale sign up longer than the sale
actually is Billy Malfese.
Jet-skiers should not be allowed within 50 yards of
shore Trisha McKee.
It should be illegal for Jet-skiers to come within
100 yards of shore Cody Price.
It shall be unlawful to drive a Jet-ski without tak-
ing a test and passing a course Ginny Mazza.
It shall be unlawful for any fisherman to feed fish
or fish carcasses to pelicans or seagulls Devon
Artists take note: you've only got a few more
weeks to submit your entry for the Bradenton
Beach logo and motto contest.
Bradenton Beach officials are looking for a
new city seal and logo. Guidelines are fairly
The logo is to be round, include no more than
two colors and incorporate a motto of no more than
Deadline for submittal is 3 p.m., July 1.
Commissioners agreed earlier this year to hold
a contest for the design of the city's emblem and
motto. The current seal a speeding boat roaring
toward the viewer from water level, with a border of
odd-shaped fish and the motto "Watch Us Grow"
has been deemed outdated.
The winner will receive a check for $100. A run-
ner-up will receive dinner for two at Caffe Splendido.
Police to get four-wheel-drive vehicle
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney
should be getting a new four-wheel-drive vehicle for
that department later this month.
Maloney originally requested an additional auto-
mobile. Funds for the vehicle would come from the
city's portion of the one-cent sales tax.
However, commissioners questioned whether a
four-wheel-drive vehicle would not be a better pur-
chase than a regular police car. The high-profile ve-
hicle would allow greater mobility in high water dur-
ing storms, they reasoned.
Maloney priced two four-wheel-drive vehicles:
a Ford Explorer would cost about $7,400 more than
the car he had priced, and a Chevrolet Blazer
$5,400. Maloney's automotive choice was a Crown
Commissioners agreed to the Blazer at a total cost
of $27,472, which includes a special "police package"
of beefier shocks and suspension.
Studio 121 hosts
Island art exhibit
Studio 121, owned by Islander/artist Ines
Norman, will host an opening celebration for
artists of an exhibit entitled "Shrines," on Sat-
urday, June 21, beginning at 7 p.m.
The exhibit is composed of different art-
ists' renderings on the theme of "Shrines."
The community is invited to attend at 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
By Pat Copeland
Fifth grader winners of the Holmes Beach City
Commission's 4th Annual Design-a-Law contest were
honored last week by the commission.
The three Anna Maria Elementary first-place win-
ners were Jackie Vadas of Mrs. Lashway's class,
Shauna Steger of Mrs. Kinnan's class and April Berra
of Mrs. Ellis' class. Each received a $50 savings bond,
a certificate and a ribbon.
Their winning law entries are as follows:
Don't skateboard without a helmet Jackie
If you cut down or destroy a tree, you must replant
a new one Shauna Steger.
Anyone leaving their property with a pet must be
visibly carrying a means for pet-mess cleanup and use
it when their pet stoops to you-know-what. Those
caught without proper precautionary materials will be
required to clean up 10 animal messes in their neigh-
borhood. Those caught leaving their own pet's messes
behind will be required to clean up 50 pet messes.
Their pet will be allowed to help locate these piles.
Gloves and nose plugs are optional April Berra.
Seal, motto contest deadline
approaches in Bradenton Beach
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 18, 1997 M PAGE 11 KM
Chapel Players to hold
Auditions will be conducted by the Chapel Play-
ers of Roser Memorial Community Church summer
presentation of "The Jungal Book" by Edward Mast
for children, teens and adults.
The play allows humans to become jungle ani-
mals and learn how they get along.
Cast members will make their own animal cos-
tumes with clothes and materials provided. Parts are
available for 10 children and five adult/teen per-
formers. Children's roles may be double cast, allow-
ing all youth to participate.
Auditions will be held on Thursday, July 19, at
7 p.m. at the chapel of Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Jim Lewis is director.
Rehearsals will begin Monday, July 7, and eight
performances are scheduled for Aug. 14, 15, 16 and
17 and Aug. 21, 22, 23 and 24.
For additional information, call Jim Lewis at
Dr. Harold Sabin
Dr. Harold Sabin, 84, of Holmes Beach, died
June 11 in Suncoast Manor Nursing Center,
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Sabin came to
Manatee County from Rockaway Beach, N.Y., in
1976. He retired as an oral surgeon and assistant
chief of Dental Services at Brooklyn Veterans
Administration Hospital. He taught oral pathol-
ogy at Manatee Vo-Tech and St. Petersburg Jun-
ior College and was assistant professor at New
York University College of Dentistry. He was
Jewish. He wrote more than half a dozen journal
articles and was contributing author of the text-
book "Principles of Head and Neck Surgery." He
was a Fellow of International College of Dentists
and American Academy of Maxillofacial Pros-
thetics. He served as a major in the U.S. Army
during World War II.
He is survived by a son, Jonathan of
Memorial visitation was held at Brown and
Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton. Private burial
was in Temple Beth Sholom Cemetery, Sarasota.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th
St., New York, N.Y. 10032 or Library Foundation
Inc., 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton, Fla.
Allison Kent Simons
Allison Kent Simons, 74, of Tidy Island,
Bradenton, died June 12 in Integrated Health Ser-
vices of Bradenton.
Born in Omaha, Neb., Mr. Simons came to
Manatee County from Buffalo Grove, Ill., in 1990.
He was the retired president of Molded Runner and
Plastics Corp. and a U.S. Navy veteran of World
War II. He was a Mason and member of the Sahib
Shrine Temple of Sarasota and the American So-
ciety of Mechanical Engineers.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen of Bradenton;
two daughters, Debra Garrett of Englewood, Colo.,
and Cheryl Simons of Kansas City, Mo.; a step-
daughter, Hege Szabo of Elgin, Ill.; two sons, Kent
of St. Louis and Robert of Denver; a stepson, Stein
Andersen of Elgin; a sister, Ann Stapelton of
Shalimar; two brothers, Gordon of Waterbury,
Conn., and Charles of Clarksdale, Ariz.; eight
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Roser Memorial
Church, Anna Maria, with the Rev. Wayne Kirk
officiating on Thursday, June 19, at 11 a.m. Me-
morials may be made to the special music fund of
Roser Memorial Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna
Maria, FL 34216. Toale Brothers Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.
Brand new steps adorn the beach access at the end
of Spring Avenue. Washed out by Tropical Storm
Josephine last October, the access has been unus-
able since. Now, thanks to Brian Wood Marine
Contractors, Sandbar employees Sarah Scholl and
Kim Elliott have a way to the beach during their
break from work. The repair cost the city $1,000.
Islander Photo: Anthony Seaton
Dinner cruise set as
First Call for Help, a United Way agency, has
scheduled a Sunset Tropical Dinner Cruise on the
Miss Cortez Bay Cruiser for Saturday, June 28, from
7 to 10 p.m. as a fundraiser. Reservations are required.
Funds from the $25 per person donation will be used
to buy headsets and a new telephone system to accom-
modate the 1,500 calls the agency receives per month.
The dinner menu will include gumbo from Cafe
Creole in Y'bor City, French bread, seafood creole
from Cortez, Wanda's Smoked Mullet Spread, fruit,
salad veggies, iced tea and dessert bar. Music will be
provided for listening and dancing.
To make reservations and for information, call
'Florida Girls & Boys &
Their Toys' exhibit at
The South Florida Museum will present "Florida
Girls & Boys & Their Toys," a traveling exhibit from the
Museum of Florida History through Aug. 31.
The exhibit presents 30 framed, sepia-tone photo-
graphs featuring toys, games and children at play that
date from 1881 to 1971. A reproduction trunk filled with
yesterday's toys will offer hands-on experience with
items similar to the historic photographs' subjects. A
puppet theater and video featuring memorable toy com-
mercial from the 1950s-1960s complete the exhibit.
The museum is located at 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. For information, call 746-4131.
recognizes Island student
The 1997 Disney Dreamers and Doers program
honored Anna Maria Elementary fourth-grade student
Alexandra (Lexa) Murphy of Holmes Beach.
The program recognizes students who display intel-
lectual curiosity, confidence, determination and strength
Murphy has received honors from the Manatee
County's Youth Author's program, school and county
science fairs and an art program she attends after school.
Her compassion for others is demonstrated in her
help to raise money annually for All Children's
Hospital's Playroom in Tampa, Fla., where she was
Murphy was honored in a ceremony held at
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Talk about big you could win big
with KINSA, The Islander Bystander
Even if you never win "a nickel" in the 1997
Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards
(KINSA), your photo could become very big.
One international finalist in KINSA '96 was en-
larged to 50-by-70-foot display to appear on the
Kodarama display in New York City's Times Square.
If your picture wins, its opportunities multiply.
Imagine your picture enlarged to "big print" size
and displayed at National Geographic Society's Ex-
plorers Hall in Washington, D.C., as well as at Kodak's
Journey Into Imagination Pavilion at EPCOT Center,
Walt Disney World, Orlando.
Think about your big, beautiful picture gracing
important trade shows and special events, stopping
mall shoppers in their tracks, turning executive heads
at corporate facilities.
This is exactly what will happen if your photo is
recognized as the best picture entered in the 1997
Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards
(KINSA). Sure, you'll collect $10,000, but your photo
also will enjoy considerable visibility.
Even before your picture reaches international com-
petition, you will enjoy your moment in the limelight as
local weekly winners are chosen and announced.
Six weekly winners will have their photos published
in The Islander Bystander and become instant winners of
local prizes and a Kodak merchandise certificate.
In The Islander Bystander's 1996 contest, local
winner Ines Norman went on to win a $250 Honor
Award in international judging. The snapshot of her
cat, "Pussessed," is included in the large-format display
at Kodak's Journey Into Imagination Pavilion at
EPCOT Center through November 1997.
To claim a chance for all this acclaim, you simply
have to locate one or more pictures you've taken since
Jan. 1, 1995. The pictures can be black-and-white or
color, or transparency (slide).
Send entries to KINSA Contest Editor, The Is-
lander Bystander by the weekly deadline beginning
June 20. If you have several potential entries, you
might want to spread them over the six weeks of the
contest to maximize your chances of winning.
Local prizes include a framing certificate from
Longboat Framing Gallerie Inc., Whitney Beach Plaza,
6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key; a dining
certificate from the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring
Ave., Anna Maria; a choice of a signature "mullet-
wrapper" T-shirt or hat from The Islander Bystander;
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and a gift certificate redeemable for a Kodak merchan-
(1) The KINSA contest is strictly for amateur pho-
tographers. An Amateur Photographer is anyone
who derives less than five percent of his or her income
(2) International winners will be selected by an inde-
pendent panel of judges based on some or all of the fol-
lowing criteria: human interest, general appeal, unique-
ness, composition and quality. Kodak reserves the right to
reject entries that are considered harmful or offensive. De-
cisions of the judges will be final. International judging
will take place October 9 and 10, 1997; eligible entries
must have been received from the sponsoring newspaper
and postmarked no later than August 22, 1997.
(3) Black-and-white and color photographs taken af-
ter Jan. 1, 1995, are eligible. This allows for two years of
eligibility. Photos previously published or entered in any
KINSA or other competitions are not eligible.
(4) Entrants are permitted to submit pictures to
only one newspaper participating in the KINSA
(5) Snapshots may be taken with any make of cam-
era, but all entries must be taken with Kodak film
AND printed on Kodak paper. No retouching or
other alteration (except cropping) is permitted on nega-
tives or prints, no composite pictures or multiple print-
ing can be submitted.
(6) Entrant's name and address must be written
clearly, in ink, on the back of each print or in the case
of slides, on the transparency mount. Local entries
should be addressed to the KINSA Contest Editor, The
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
(7) By their entry, local contestants agree that the
The Islander Bystander may publish their photos for
local promotion of the contest. Entrants must be able
to furnish the original negative or transparency, if
requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted
become the property of the sponsors, and none will be
returned. The sponsors assume no responsibility for
negatives, transparencies or prints.
To be eligible for the international judging of the
KINSA contest, each entrant must first satisfy the require-
ments of the local sponsoring newspaper, that is, be a lo-
cal winner. Each local winner must then sign a Prize
Winner's Agreement. This agreement attests that the
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the picture. It grants Eastman Kodak Company and oth-
ers, with Kodak's consent, the exclusive right to copy and
use the picture, in whole or in part, for any purpose (in-
cluding advertising, display and publication) for at least
five (5) years; and to use the entrant's name and likeness
in connection with any use of the picture or with any pro-
motion of this or any other contest. If entry is on ADVAN-
TAGE Film, the original cassette will be returned to the
entrant at the conclusion of the International Contest.
However, Kodak will have the same exclusive right
to copy and use the picture that it would have for a pic-
ture taken on traditional Kodak film. Entrant must know
the names and addresses of any recognizable people ap-
pearing in the pictures. In order for a picture to be entered
in intemationaljudging, the entrant must provide the writ-
ten consent of such subjects to permit use of the picture
by Kodak and others, with Kodak's consent, for any pur-
pose including advertising, display and publication.
By signing the Prize Winner's Agreement, entrant
also agrees that the picture or another closely similar pic-
ture of the same subject or situation has not been, and will
not be, entered in any other contest and will not be offered
for publication elsewhere. Failure to sign and return the
agreement within 20 days of its receipt may result in for-
feiture of the local prize and selection of a new winner.
(8) Cash prizes totaling $52,500 U.S. will be
awarded in International Judging as follows:
Grand Prize $10,000 U.S.
2 First Prizes $ 5,000 U.S. each
2 Second Prizes $ 3,000 U.S. each
2 Third Prizes $ 2,000 U.S. each
50 Honor Awards $ 250 U.S.each
200 Special Merit $ 50 U.S. each
Honor Awards include the categories of Abstract,
Animals, Candids, Still Life, New Parents, Seniors,
Action, Humor, Portraits, Landscape and Scenic.
(9) Employees and their immediate family members
of participating newspapers, of Eastman Kodak Company,
and of its subsidiaries are not eligible to enter the contest.
For the purpose of this contest, immediate family is any-
one residing in the same household.
(10) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibil-
ity of the winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will
be awarded to a parent or guardian. Prize rights are not
(11) This contest is void where prohibited and is
subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 18, 1997 M PAGE 13 IB
Owner to operate steak, seafood restaurant
By Pat Copeland
Back Bay Steakhouse, short-lived as it was, is history.
But property owner Bill Zalla says he'll soon reopen it as an
upscale steak and seafood restaurant.
"The legal issues are all settled and I'm in full posses-
sion," Zalla affirmed Monday.
Zalla said after Back Bay owner Robert Gagne fell
nearly $40,000 behind in rent, he received a court order on
May 21 that said all the restaurant's property was liable to
distress for rent and Gagne was ordered not to remove any-
thing from the building.
Zalla said when he inspected the vacated restaurant last
week he found "all the food, liquor, computers, dry goods,
paper products and even the dumpsters gone and the elec-
tricity turned off."
Zalla filed a police report with the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department on the theft of $7,450 in equipment from the
restaurant. Included with the report were signed affidavits by
witnesses stating they saw Gagne remove the equipment.
According to the court order, the judge could take fur-
ther action 20 days after the order was issued. Time ran out
on June 9, and according to Zalla, the judge made the rul-
ing in his favor on June 13.
"I've received more than 60 supportive phone calls from
local residents," Zalla said. "I really feel welcomed back and
I appreciate that people care."
One of the first items on the agenda, is to repaint the
"ugly red" exterior, Zalla said. Work will start immediately
and both the interior and the exterior will become a more
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soothing shade of peach.
"We hope to reopen in about 10 days," Zalla said.
"We've already cleaned the kitchen and it's been approved
by the health department."
Renovations are also scheduled for the interior of the
building, as well as the marina area.
'We'll re-do the rear lounge according to requests from
our local friends and bring the dance floor and the high-top
tables back," Zalla explained. "And with the community's
support we'd like to have outside dining to give the gover-
nor some competition."
Familiar staff members will also return to greet diners
including Patty Prudente as dining room manager, Guy
Lococo as general manger and Chef David Parker as kitchen
manager. Brian Bebe and other Island entertainers are being
asked to return to the lounge.
Diners can look forward to an interesting selection from
gourmet-style entrees to early bird specials for those within
a budget, Lococo noted.
After getting the doors open, one of Zalla's next priori-
ties is to name the restaurant, which is now doing business
as NameThat Restaurant.
"We'll have a contest to name the restaurant," Zalla
explained. "The winner will get a trip for two to the Cayman
Islands. Watch for details soon."
The building at 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, has
been through many reincarnations in 43 years: Anna Maria
Yacht Club, Pete Reynard's Yacht Club, Pete Reynard's
restaurant, Shucker's Dockside Grill, Crabby Bill's, the Back
Bay Boathouse and then Back Bay Steakhouse.
Under the ownership of Pete and Eleanor Reynard, the
restaurant was one of the area's most popular for 34 years.
After Pete's death in 1975, Eleanor decided to continue the
business alone. In 1979 she married Tony Tatakis, a Greek
restaurateur living in Sarasota, and he joined her in the busi-
In 1988, the Tatakises sold the business to David Rittoff
of Holmes Beach and Rocky Carroll, who had been general
manager since 1982. After a few years passed, the business
began to falter.
When the Tatakises filed a foreclosure suit against
Rock/David Peter Reynard's in February 1993, the pair filed
for protection under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy
code and a judge ordered the restaurant's foreclosure.
The property and liquor licenses were auctioned at the
Manatee County Courthouse in January 1994. As lien hold-
ers, Eleanor and Tony Tatakis were the successful bidders
and reopened the restaurant once again as Pete Reynard's.
In May 1994, the Tatakises sold the business and prop-
erty to Bill Zalla, who operated it as Crabby Bill's under a
franchise agreement. Zalla retained the property but sold the
franchise in November 1995 and it continued to operate as
Crabby Bill's until June 1996.
The restaurant was then leased to Gagne, who first op-
erated it as Backbay Boathouse, then changed the name to
Backbay Steakhouse, preferring to place his emphasis on
steaks rather than seafood.
Although he refutes Zalla's claims, Gagne refuses to go
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Team Gee take
top honors in
The Breeze brothers team took first place inshore,
and a group headed by Glenn Gee took top honors off-
shore in the Fifth Annual Fishing the Islands Tourna-
ment last Saturday.
.Prizes of $5,000 were awarded to both the inshore
and offshore winners.
For the Breeze crew Ben, Rick and George
Breeze the first-place win took place with four
flounder and two snook.
Offshore anglers Gee, Ray Ciemniecki, Dave Por-
ter, Danny Jordan and Brian Kizluc brought back six
red snapper to take the win.
About 130 boats participated in this year's event,
prime sponsor of which is Island Discount Tackle. Bill
Lowman, event coordinator, said the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center will receive $10,000 for youth
sports programs due to the good participation of the
event this year.
Other prize winners in the event were:
Second Place ($2,000): Dennis Schavey, Eric
Bergen, Tom Surma, Jim Robbins, grouper and tuna,
Third Place ($1,000): Chris Galati team, two dol-
phin, four grouper, 248.9 points.
Second Place ($2,000): Brian Ormsby team, four
trout, two flounder, 563.5 points.
Third Place ($1,000): Walter Graham, Jonathon
Shute, Al Graham, Mark Spencer, five trout, one red-
fish, 556 points.
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Offshore winners were Glenn Gee's team, shown here with their red snapper catch.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 18, 1997 M PAGE 15 Ii
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat trades fishing tales with
Joanne and Capt. Jonnie Walker during the Captain's Meeting Friday. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
Capt. Brian Sloat's team came back in from offshore with a monster wahoo a
good fish, but not enough to take a prize. The team came in 10th.
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The last day of school has come and gone, and these
14-year olds are taking advantage. Time to hang out
and be cool; Danielle Tornai and Samantha Eaton
chill. Islander Photo: Anthony Seaton
Ancient mummies boxed
Students in Kathy Granstad's third-grade class at Anna Maria Elementary found an educational way to
recycle show boxes. During their study of ancient Egypt, the students made mummies out of paste and paper
and placed them in the elaborately painted boxes. Students, from left, Adam Arling, Ayla Strickroth and
Victory Guy, show their boxes. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Deborah Parmenter
On the wings of
kindergarten class at
Anna Maria Elementary
released butterflies on
campus at the school's
butterfly garden. The
students watched the
entire process as caterpil-
lars made their transfor-
mation. Islander Photo:
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Juniors achieving Revolution in Room #7
Islander Lisa Phillips, Junior Achievement instruc- Joyce Ellis's fifth-grade Eagles at Anna Maria
tor, talks to the students in Joyce Ellis's fifth-grade Elementary held a Revolutionary War Knowledge
class at Anna Maria Elementary. The program offers contest between the Redcoats and the Patriots.
students a broader perspective of theirfuture oppor- History repeated itself when the Patriots blasted the
tunities. Students Kym Nance, left, and Bobby Redcoats for the win.
Cooper assist Phillips, center.
Getting ready for the road
"We need a vacation," sang the fifth-grade students
of Anna Maria Elementary during the classes' play
to signal the end of the school year and to say "so
long" to their fellow students. After a great summer
vacation, Anna Maria's graduating class of 1997
will head to middle school next year.
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As the Island Turns: In restaurant news, fact not
rumor, Linda Grieg has sold Linda's Sunny Side Up
Cafe, her 12-year breakfast and lunch venture. New
owner Brian Schultz, originally from Rockford, Ill.,
and now a seven-year Bradenton resident, seems ex-
cited about his new adventure. He set out to find "an
opportunity" and stumbled on Linda's thanks to his
wife's aunt, June Gilley, broker for the Prudential
Florida Realty's Island office.
There's certain to be a continuation of the round
table a tradition of diners rotating chairs and conver-
sation throughout the day at the large round table by the
cash register. And Linda will continue as well. She's
off for a two-week vacation and will return to work for
Brian. And Linda's daughter Debbie continues to work
- into her eighth month of pregnancy.
Joe DeNigris, owner of the Island Gourmet Deli &
Catering, 5604 Marina Drive, took over Garden Pizza
a few months ago. Delivery time went from terminal to
zippy. DeNigris brought about great improvement to
the pizza joint at the garden center.
But that's old news. The new news is that he
moved both operations into the one location, Island
Gourmet. The pizza ovens and delivery are now one
with the delicious cannelloni and other lunch and din-
And as for other "new news," DeNigris reported he
dined at Biondo's recently and described it as "upscale
Italian with tableside cooking and an owner who really
knows the business."
Sounds good, we said, to which he added, "I should
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Joselin Bonnie announced her arrival on June 8 at 8:35 a.m., just moments before these photos were taken.
She is the daughter of Catalina and Damon Presswood of Sarasota. Islander Bystander:, Bonner Presswood
know, he says, I'm Italian."
Yeah. Like we didn't know that.
And from the grapevine, hopes are high around
Cortez that Cafe Creole will be opening in the former
Coquina's location adjacent to Cortez Seafood.
A test run at Cafe Creole in Tampa's Ybor City last
week proved to be a worthwhile encounter. They'd add
a new dimension and welcome variety to our dining
mix, so keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned.
Meanwhile, as so many predicted would happen,
Back Bay Steakhouse is part of the Pete Reynard chap-
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Hopefully now, the property owner, Bill Zalla, has
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and withstand the lean, long hot summer into next sea-
The good news is, although he hasn't decided what to
call the place, he's willing to reward someone for their
creativity with a trip for two to the Cayman Islands.
Put on your thinking cap and rush over to the barn-
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STIR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
red "no-name" restaurant at the city yacht basin with
your suggestion or wait for the details to be an-
nounced here. Keep in mind the place will soon be a
more appetizing "peach."
Talk about life being a roller coaster ride.
From one Sunday to the next, news that my father
was doing poorly in the hospital in Virginia, and a fam-
ily tragedy, the suicide of my youngest half-brother,
sent my emotions into an abysmal pit.
Estranged family relations didn't make things
easier but as my brother Tom would have hoped, we
were all relieved by each other's comfort, warmly
pleased to see each other again; my step-father and two
other half-siblings, their children and my children.
Tom's sense of relief would have been in knowing he
was the catalyst, if only for better reasons than a me-
I sincerely appreciate the kind condolences offered
to me and my family.
But now, you see, on this roller coaster ride of life,
congratulations are in order.
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My bout with bad news ended Sunday, June 8, with
the announcement that my son Damon and his wife,
Catalina, were delivery-room bound at 6 a.m.
"Her contractions are two minutes apart. Don't be
too long," Damon warned.
A definite change of plans for my Sunday morning
was in order.
I was already in the midst of applying a second/
third coat of sealer to new Mexican tile flooring so I
finished up very quickly and showered. That turned out
to be a mistake.
With wet floors, it was only somewhat counter
productive to the tile sealant to be tip-toeing around -
wet myself looking for clothing and shoes and con-
tact lenses and everything else I needed to get ready.
Next, I gathered up baby gifts, camera and film and
made a whole-house search for car keys. No luck. My
apparent first mistake was secondary to the fact that my
keys went fishing with friends an hour earlier. Ugh.
So, reasoning as best I could in the hurry, hurry,
hurry of this no-wait birthing event, I called two staff
members, knowing I had extra car keys at the office.
I got answering machines of course. It was, after
all, 7:10 a.m.
I searched the house again but thankfully, Jan
Barnes called me back within moments. She trundled
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me to the office and back home with a car key.
I was finally on my way to Sarasota Memorial
Hospital. I arrived just 15 minutes before we heard the
"whah, whah, whah" in the hall outside the birthing
Joselin Bonnie Presswood was born at 8:35 a.m.,
healthy and precious.
I am proudly now "Abuelita."
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I am, however, still choking on the word: grand-
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li PAGE 20 M JUNE 18, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
I STRE.T .
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 7, trespass warning, 512 Spring Ave., Cast-
aways Resort. The complainant issued a trespass warn-
ing to the subject.
June 7, theft, 875 North Shore Drive, Rod and
Reel Pier. The victim reported a person unknown re-
moved a rod and reel from a rod holder on the pier.
June 7, theft of services, 100 Spring Ave., Sand-
bar restaurant. The victim reported two male subjects
ate dinner and left without paying.
June 11, battery, 307 Pine Ave., 307 Pine General
Store. The victim reported he had a verbal dispute with the
Subject who grabbed him by the neck and tore his shirt.
June 5, burglary to a structure, 117 Bridge St.,
Berliner Backstube. The complainant reported a person
unknown entered a locked storage room and removed
June 7, Baker Act, 2500 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported the subject took a large amount
of prescription pills. The subject told the officer she
took 40 to 50 pills. He placed her in custody and trans-
ported her to the hospital.
June 9, found property a bicycle, 103 Church
Ave., Pines Trailer Park.
June 10, theft, 2600 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper
Mobile Home Park. The complainant reported a person
unknown removed meat valued at $100 from the
victim's refrigerator-freezer on the carport.
June 11, DWLS, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North.
The officer on patrol stopped a driver who failed to use
his turn signal. A check showed the driver had four
pages of suspensions on his license, the latest for fail-
ure to appear in court. He was placed in custody.
June 12, grand theft auto, careless driving, no valid
driver's license. The officer on patrol observed the driver
travel across the center line into oncoming traffic. A check
revealed the driver, a juvenile, had no valid license. The
vehicle's owner was contacted and said she wanted to
report the vehicle stolen. The driver was placed in custody
and the owner took possession of the vehicle.
A check revealed that one of the five juvenile pas-
sengers had a warrant and he was placed in custody.
The other four were released to their parents.
June 6, found property a bicycle, 7100 block
of Gulf Drive.
June 6, theft of a bicycle valued at $100, 100
block of Seaside Court.
June 6, lost property two Nintendo Game Boys
and eight games, 3805 Gulf Drive, Umbrella Beach
June 7, aggravated battery, 3007 Gulf Drive,
Anchor Inn. The victim reported two suspects beat him
up and left the area. Witnesses reported the two kicked
and hit the victim until he was unconscious. The vic-
tim was transported to the hospital. Witnesses identi-
fied the suspects and the victim signed an affidavit.
June 8, domestic, 5600 block of Guava. The vic-
tim reported the suspect shoved her several times and
she fell on the ground. The suspect left the area.
June 8, damage, 77th Street beach cabana. The
complainant reported a person unknown broke the tops
off two chairs. Damages were $22.
June 8, found property a bicycle, 500 block of
June 9, DUI, possession of marijuana, open con-
tainer, failure to maintain a single lane, 2800 to 600
block of Gulf Drive. The officer on patrol observed a
vehicle driven by Kevin Cloud, 36, of Bradenton, speed
up and slow down, then twice cross the center line and
pull back into the lane and onto the edge of the road.
The officer stopped Cloud, administered field per-
formance evaluations and placed him in custody. A
search of the vehicle revealed a small bag of marijuana
and a half-full bottle of beer in the front seat.
June 9, vandalism, 5201 Gulf Drive, A Paradise
Realtors. The complainant reported a person unknown
destroyed an informational sign valued at $250.
June 9, suspicious, 500 block of 72nd Street. The
complainant reported she returned home and found a
pest control technician spraying her trees for carpenter
ants. She advised the technician that she did not order
the spraying and was allergic to the spray and he
stopped. She called the pest control company who said
the neighbor requested the spraying.
June 10, alcohol, 28th Street beach. The com-
plainant reported juveniles drinking on the beach. The
officer found both open and unopened containers of
beer and dumped them.
June 10, animal, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard.
The complainants reported a dog came out of a residence,
came up to them and they petted it. They said as they
turned to leave, the dog bit one of them. The owner's
house sitter said the door blew open and the dog got loose.
The health department and animal control were notified.
June 10, found property a bicycle, 6200 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
June 10, trespass, 248 S. Harbor Drive, St. Ber-
nard Church. The complainant issued trespass warn-
ings to skateboarders in the parking lot.
June 11, suspicious person, 200 block of Pea-
cock. The complainant reported a suspicious subject
sitting in his vehicle on the street for a long period
of time. The officer checked and found the subject
was a private investigator.
June 12, bad checks, 3900 East Bay Drive, Island
Foods. The complainant reported receiving six bad
checks between Aug. 24, 1996, and Feb. 26, 1997.
June 12, theft, 3200 block of East Bay Drive,
Anna Maria Island Centre parking lot. The complain-
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ant reported two male subjects in a pickup truck re-
moved a case of beer from a delivery truck while the
driver was making a delivery.
June 12, suspicious, 3242 East Bay Drive, Wave
Zone. The complainant reported three juveniles at-
tempted to purchase $194 worth of clothes with a bad
credit card. They fled the area.
June 13, suspicious, 4300 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported the subject knocked on her
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Fire district to aid Duette fire district
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Fire District will participate in a
"boot drive" for the Duette Fire Rescue District on Sat-
urday and Sunday, June 21 and 22.
The drive is part of a countywide fire district effort
to raise funds to purchase an automatic external
defibrillator for Duette, a small community in the
northeastern corner of the county. The AED is used to
deliver an electric shock to the heart to correct an im-
balance in rhythm caused by cardiac arrest.
Fire Chief Andy Price explained last week that
Duette is not supported by taxes and all its funds are
raised by contributions. All personnel are volunteers
and donations provide insurance on vehicles and run
"They need it worse than anybody," Price said. "It
takes 25 to 30 minutes to get an ambulance out there.
If they have a cardiac arrest, they're really stuck."
In addition, the fire commission voted to offer
Duette its surplus truck for $1. Price said he advertised
with other county public agencies but received no bids
on the old engine. He said the district could possibly get
$1,200 if it auctioned the engine.
"I talked to Chief Veysey in Duette and they would
love to have it," Price explained. "Duette operates on
about $12,000 per year and their funds are extremely
limited. We can get the $1,200 and it would be nice to
have it, but I think we should think seriously of help-
ing another fire department."
Island yard sale, donations requested for Veterans
Islander Cathi O'Bannon, a staff member of
Florida Veterans Assistance Association Inc., will
hold a yard sale at 511 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
Beach, to benefit the veteran association on Satur-
day, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sale items include donated furniture, kitchen
appliances, TVs, office desks, a patio set and more.
Additional donations are requested for Saturday's
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IK PAGE 22 N JUNE 18, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Welcome to Mexico, good luck with the water
By Bob Ardren
Despite promises to have a proposal for testing
water at public beaches before the Manatee County
Commission early this year, county government staff
still hasn't done so. And the excuses aren't very con-
Karen Collins, head of Manatee County's Environ-
mental Management department, says there have been
"scheduling problems," and besides, no national stan-
dards have been set, "so we have nothing to take to the
When will they have water-testing standards?
Well, they're "not really sure."
*" You'll recall that last fall Manatee County gained
some national attention when it was included among
areas trying to attract tourists to its beaches but at
the same time was unwilling to test the safety of the
water at those same beaches. Sarasota and Pinellas
counties test water and, but not Manatee County.
The Bradenton daily newspaper ran a reader poll
and got back a unanimous vote in favor of beach wa-
Thus far county government has argued that we
don't need testing of beach waters, but it's logical to
ask how they know that if they've never done any
testing. There may not be any uniform national stan-
dards set up yet, but here, there are no standards at
Tourists are expected to pay their money and take
their chances. Frankly, most tourists are a lot smarter
than that. If I was willing to gamble with my health, the
way Manatee County operates, as a tourist I might
choose to go to Mexico and drink the water.
set for June 28
The Ray Simches Horseshoe Tournament will
take place Saturday, June 28, beginning at 9 a.m.,
at the Anna Maria City Hall Park horseshoe pits.
Everyone is invited to participate in the event,
which features prizes for the winners.
Winners in the June 14 horseshoe games were
Herb Ditzel and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Arlow Jullin of Bradenton and
Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
urday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
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So there you have it. Mexican standards (no po-
table water testing) at U.S.A. prices. Come on, Mana-
tee County, we all deserve better.
In case you missed the coverage on the Cable
News Network, a total of 131 boats sailed to Cuba in
the recent Havana Cup Regatta. That bests the two-
year-old Sarasota Sailing Squadron record for the event
of 80 boats.
John VanZandt of Anna Maria Island, who made
the trip on a C&C 37 named Cool Change, said there
were no problems with government officials at either
end, that he had a great time and that all boats returned
The Longboat Key Town Commission finally
voted earlier this month not to allow those "No Tres-
passing" signs in the Bay Isles rim canal. But wait, at
the request of the town staff, the commission is going
to reconsider that decision at its July 7 meeting.
Confused? Well, don't think that you're alone.
Deputy Town Manager Bruce St. Dennis says the
proposed ordinance doesn't allow for signs on the wa-
ter, only in yards. But you can bet the farm that Bay
Isles folks will claim the canal is their "yard" since they
own the land on both sides and under it.
The real issue here is the water. Do they own the
water too? The water that ebbs and flows, comes and
goes, changes every day? I think not, but Bay Isles has
some very expensive lawyers telling them differently.
So'here's betting it will be solved in typical
Longboat fashion, which is to say, a lawsuit. Why, oh
why these people need to spend their time going around
picking fights, spending their lavish dollars on lawyers
is an honest bafflement.
New bay scientist
Kurt Gustafson is the new senior scientist at the
Sarasota Bay Program. With a B.A. in chemistry from
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, along with an M.A. and
Ph.D. in marine science from William and Mary
School of Marine Science, Gustafson also has specific
interests that should prove helpful in Sarasota.
His resume lists "the fate and transport of pollut-
ants within the environment" as his prime research in-
terest. That sounds right on the money for dealing with
the Phillippi Creek situation down Sarasota way.
Once Gustafson has had a little time on the job to
read the papers and find the boat ramps, we'll introduce
you to him with an interview. His predecessor, Dr.
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Mark Hilton, left the program to join private industry.
Just say no to dolphins
First it was the bears in Yellowstone and then the
alligators in Florida. Now people are feeding dolphins
and both are in trouble as a result.
With summer here and more people than ever on
the water, it's important to remember that dolphins are
wild animals. Not only is it stupid to feed them, it's
against federal law too. Just a year or two ago a
Sarasota woman was badly bitten by dolphins un-
fortunately accustomed to being hand fed when she
jumped into the water with the mammals near the
Blackburn Point Bridge in Sarasota County.
But the practice of feeding wild dolphins and
jumping into the water to swim with them is spreading,
and Bradenton/Sarasota is one of five Florida areas
cited by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration as needing increased enforcement of the
Marina Mammal Protection Act. Florida Marine Patrol
officers are receiving additional funding to do that
For the record, never feed wild dolphins. It alters
their natural behavior of hunting for fish, trains them
to beg and when someone ends up hurt, there's a pub-
lic outcry to "solve the problem." That's generally done
- sadly by drastic measures.
NOAA suggests trying to stay at least 50 yards
from the creatures should they appear when you're on
the water. Fines for feeding or harassment of dolphins
are heavy, up to $20,000.
So let's not repeat the scenarios where bears in
Yellowstone became so unafraid of humans due to
feeding by tourist that some had to be shot: Here in
Florida we often hear of gators destroyed for the same
reason, bought on by the same causes. So keep your
distance from dolphins and protect both of you.
I can't help but recall the day many years ago when
a group of us were sailing on the north bay one hot
Sunday afternoon. The wind died, we slowed to a stop
and a pod of dolphin showed up at the boat. Just about
everyone jumped overboard.
But Freddy Lowe, a local if there ever was one,
didn't move except to pull a fresh beer from the cooler.
"You aren't going in with the dolphins," I asked?
"No chance," he replied. "Bigger than me, swim a
lot better than me and if they're as smart as some
people claim, there's probably a homicidal maniac
among them out there somewhere too. Besides, they
probably all have a few reasons not to like people, you
See you next week.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 18, 1997 M PAGE 23 IEG
Good fishing continues; reds, grouper best bets
By Capt. Mike Heistand
There's a full gamut of good fishing in the area
right now. Backwater anglers are reporting big redfish,
lots of catch-and-release snook and large trout. Off-
shore, grouper and snapper are hot, with the occasional
report of dolphin and wahoo. Yahoo!
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching mackerel, big redfish, a lot of
catch-and-release snook in the evenings and a few
flounder and pompano.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a lot of mackerel, jacks, snook late
at night, stingrays and some nice-sized reds.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West grunts, por-
gies and black sea bass. The six-hour trips averaged
125 head of porgies, black sea bass and Key West
grunts. The nine-hour trips averaged 45 head of man-
grove and lane snapper plus red and black grouper.
Katie added that Capt. Jeff Hilliard, who runs out of
their docks, said he's been doing eight-hour trips and
returning with five red grouper, six black grouper and
one 36-inch mangrove snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's been catch-
ing snook, trout, reds, jacks, cobia and tarpon in the
bays and Gulf using white bait.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been doing very
well with permit in the Gulf and catch-and-release
snook in the bays.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching
lots of big trout on the flats and redfish near the
Capt. Glenn Corder said grouper fishing is still
fair to excellent, a few snapper are coming to the hook
when fished near the bottom and, farther from shore,
dolphin are showing up.
Capt. Roy Salgado said grouper fishing is good
right now, with fish up to 20 pounds being caught. He's
also hooking up with a few wahoo.
On my boat Magic we were in the Florida Keys all
week and caught a lot of dolphin, some over 20 pounds,
and Paul Diamond caught a 50-pound bull dolphin. We
did-get back in time to join in the Fishing the Islands
tourney, coming in fourth in the inshore division for the
second year in a row.
Capt. Jason Hensell on the Neva-Miss said he's
getting gag-grouper up to 15 pounds, red grouper up to
16 pounds, a few mangrove snapper, some barracuda
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Injured turtle delivered to Mote
An injured loggerhead sea turtle was delivered to
Mote Marine Laboratory's Roy and Susan Palmer
Sea Turtle Center on Monday, June 9, by the staff of
the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans.
A sub-adult, the turtle weighs 140 pounds and
is in stable condition. Because it is a sub-adult, it's
not possible to visually determine the turtle's sex.
The turtle was injured on May 18 when it was
hooked by a commercial fishing longline. It was
brought to the Aquarium of the Americas, where
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and release into the Gulf.
Mote researchers do not know when the turtle
will be released. They will be conducting health
evaluations and keeping the turtle under close ob-
servation to ensure its return to health. The turtle's
release will be coordinated between Mote and
Florida's Department of Environmental Protection.
bonita and bonita. In the backwater, look for catch-
and-release snook, big reds up to 40 inches long and
some 27-inch trout.
Good luck and good fishing.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Jun 18 12:02 1.5 3:22 1.2 10:26a" 2.5 5:44 0.1
Jun19 12:57 1.5 3:50 1.3 11:01a* 2.7 6:26 -0.1
FM Jun 20 1:52 1.5 4:23 1.3 11:36a* 2.8 7:08 -0.2
Jun 21 2:34 1.5 5:01 1.3 12:18 2.8 7:49 -0.2
Jun 22 3:17 1.5 5:48 1.3 1:00 2.8 8:32 -0.2
Jun 23 3:59 1.5 6:42 1.4 1:50 2.7 9:18 -0.1
Jun 24 4:43 1.6 7:54 1.4 2:44 2.6 10:00 0.1
Jun 25 5:26 1.7 9:16 1.3 3:43 2.3 10:46 0.3
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ID PAGE 24 I JUNE 18, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Last of Little League for another year
The "boys of summer" -- .. ......... ..
are actually a part of
the spring rituals on
the Island as far as
Little Leauge is con-
cerned. The wrap-up of
the season was cause
for celebration at the
annual Fun Day, which
saw parents, Little '
League fans and N 4
players spending a day .
games while munching
good food and partici- .
pating in games.
Anthony Seaton __-
Burgers, anyone? Islander Photo: Anthony Seaton
The Bali-Hai team was all grins after their AAA Minor League victory as division champs. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Caryl Bouziane
Dueling pitchers included AAA Bali-Hai's Brent
Josh Sato was caught in a pickle during the All-Star game, as third-baseman Mario Torres tosses the ball to
Bobby Gibbons. Islander Photo: David Futch
... and Carpet Network's Danny Williams. Islander
Photos: Bonner Presswood
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 18, 1997 M PAGE 25 9I[
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
May 27, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The operator received
a written warning for not having the registration or
rental agreement on board.
May 27, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded in the Gulf. The operator received a written
warning for not having the registration or rental agree-
ment on board and not having hull registration num-
May 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot power boat tak-
ing on water near Jewfish Key. A Coast Guard vessel
responded and escorted the boat to the nearest marina
May 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 41-foot power boat
aground with injured passengers near the Cortez
Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel responded and towed the
boat to Station Cortez, where paramedics were waiting.
Two people suffered broken ribs after they fell when
the boat ran aground.
May 28, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in corripliance with all applicable federal laws.
May 28, Boarding. Another 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
May 28, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The operator received a
written warning for not having the vessel's registration
May 28, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
May 29, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with alLapplicable federal laws.
May-29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 26-foot power boat over-
due from St. Petersburg to Cape Coral. Station Cortez
contacted all marinas, bridges and waterfront restau-
rants in the area in an attempt to locate the boat, which
was located safely in port in Cape Coral.
May 29, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
May 29, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's operator re-
ceived a written warning for not having a throwable
flotation device on board.
May 31, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 24-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. A commercial salvor responded
and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
May 31, Boarding. A 43-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having a garbage placard
posted on board.
May 31, Boarding. A 35-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having the required garbage or
pollution placards posted.
May 31, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in the Manatee River. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
May 31, Boarding. A 30-foot power boat was
boarded in Little Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a capsized 18-foot power
boat off Anna Maria Island. A Coast Guard boat and
motor vehicle responded and searched the water and
beach. The boat's owner arrived on scene, described
anchoring the boat offshore overnight, but sea condi-
tions caused the boat to slip its anchor and end up on
the beach. No one was injured in the mishap.
June 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat near the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The owner
repaired the vessel and proceeded to port without as-
June 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot power boat
aground in Lemon Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
21087042 and a commercial salvor responded. The
Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel stood by as weather con-
ditions deteriorated while the commercial salvor towed
Ray Simches Memorial Island Cities
Saturday June 28
Anna Maria City Hall Pits
Pre-registration: Wednesday, June 25, by 5 p.m.
Late registration at the pits, 8:30 am, Saturday June 28
'The Contest" begins at 9 am sharp!
100 percent of the tournament proceeds are donated to the kid's summer
sports fund at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Return this entry form along with the $20 team fee by Wednesday, June 25, 5 p.m. to The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, FL 34217. More information: (941) 778-7978. Sponsor or team name:
The following waiver must be signed before participation in the horseshoe tournament. If a player is under 18 years of age this form must be signed by your parent or guardian and
notarized. In consideration of your accepting my/our registration fee, I hereby, for myself, my dependents) and minor children, and our executors and administrators; waive and re-
lease any and all rights and claims for damages I or my dependents) or minor children have or may have against The Islander Bystander and it's representatives, successors, assigns,
employees, contractors, or volunteers (collectively The Islander Bystander) for any and all injuries or death suffered by myself, my dependents) or minor children at any activity spon-
sored or monitored by the The Islander Bystander, held upon its property, or through the use of it's equipment. If I or my minor children or dependents) should suffer any injury, illness,
or death while participating in an activity, I authorize instructors to use their sole discretion in having me or my dependents) and minor children transported to a medical facility and I
take all responsibility for this action, including costs. Also, I understand that no refunds are given unless the activity is canceled or a doctor's release of all claims of any nature whatso-
ever for myself, my minor children or dependents including but not limited claims arising due to the sole joint, contributory, concurrent or gross negligence of the Islander Bystander. I
understand that this release includes my minor children and I represent that I am the authorized guardian for my minor children.
the vessel to safe moorings.
June 2, Boarding. A 28-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for not having the vessel's
registration on board.
June 2, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 2, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a notice of violation for not having proper spacing in
the hull registration, not having the vessel's registration
on board and not having enough life jackets for the
June 3, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 3, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 3, Boarding. A 29-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two people in the water off
Holmes Beach. A Coast Guard vessel responded, but
the report was determined to have been a false alarm.
June 4, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with.all applicable federal laws.
June 4, Boarding. A 36-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
notice of violation for not having the documentation
papers aboard the vessel and not having hull registra-
June 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boat fire near the Siesta
Key Bridge. The report was determined to have been
a false alarm.
June 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot power boat
aground off Bean Point. The vessel was able to refloat
itself without aid after the initial report.
June 4, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
j3 PAGE 26 0 JUNE 18, 1997 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
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Spectacular Sunsets! Luxurious bayfront 2BR/2BA
condo. Cathedral ceiling, glass-enclosed lanai, private
elevator, two-car garage. $245,000. Call Don Schroder.
Lovely Sunsets Bright and spacious 3BR/2BA condo
at Perico Bay. Two large screened lanais. $159,900. Call
Yvonne Higgins, your condo specialist.
Steps to the Beach. 3BR/2.5BA/den plus bonus in-
come of $800 per month from 2/2 apartment. Chance for
island living while offsetting the payments. Call Sandy
Just like new custom Island home just south of Historic
area. Double garage, 3BR/2BA within a shell's throw to
Gulf/Bay. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
Direct Gulf front condominium Heated pool, spa, sauna. This
unit is turnkey furnished. New carpeting and furniture. Very
good income producer as well. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800
ATTENTION INVESTORS! Four units; two buildings.
These numbers work. Income on fourth unit projected at
$450 monthly; is now owners unit. $19,000 income yearly;
$5,000 yearly expenses includes utilities. Great location!
Two miles to beaches. $99,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800
REDUCED BARGAIN!!! Live like royalty in this 1,386
sq. ft. 2BR/2BA canal front end unit with private boat dock.
Priced over 417,000 less than the next cheapest unit in com-
plex. It won't last long! $92,500. Ken Rickett 778-3026
Fourplex Holmes Beach fourplex only steps to beach.
OWNER FINANCING!! All units rented annually. $31,500
gross annual (could be more). For more information call
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. $335,000
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING Building is situ-
ated in center of Holmes Beach. Uniquely designed to be
subdivided into as many as five independent offices. Five
A/C units and five meters. Shown by appointment.
$310,000. Stanley Williams 778-4800
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Benefit lunch to mark
Jessie's Island Store and Save-On Gas will cel-
ebrate its first anniversary serving the Island commu-
nity with a special benefit lunch.
The store will sell lunches of a Boar's Head hot
dog and a 16-ounce fountain Pepsi to adults for $1 and
50 cents for children under age 12 on Saturday, June
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All lunch proceeds will be donated to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
In addition, a $50 Jessie's Save-On Gas gift certificate
will be raffled by volunteers from the Center. All proceeds
from the certificate will be donated to the Center.
Jessie's Island Store and Save-On Gas is located at
5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For information,
Island Chamber to host
business card exchange
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Swill sponsor a Business Card Exchange/Reception
'hosted by A Paradise Realty, Holmes Beach, on
Wednesday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
Family Beach House For Rent
Furnished 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 or 3 bath beach house available
for immediate occupancy. Great gulf views. Sandy beach.
Asking $1500 monthly. Betsy Hills Real Estate,778-2291.
Members are asked to bring a potential member
and to enjoy networking withother Chamber members.
A Paradise Realty is located at 5201 Gulf Drive,
Islander to head local
Barbara Shaw Douglas, Realtor, of Holmes Beach,
was elected to served as the 1997 president of the
Lower Gulf Coast Florida Local Council of the Ameri-
can Chapter of the International Real Estate Federation,
known by the French acronym as FIABCI-USA.
Begun in Paris in 1951, FIABCI links profession-
als with interest in real estate in a multilingual,
multicultural group whose members conduct business
in countries around the world.
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
KEY WEST-STYLE HOME!
This inviting 3BR/2.5BA canalfront home is filled with
space and light! Decks, lanais, walk-in closets, over-
size baths and more! Super value at only $249,900!
LOTS OF LOTS IN ANNA MARIA!
212 Palmetto Ave ......................................... $89,000
520 Magnolia Ave ......................................... $89,900
114 Pine Ave ............................................ $115,000
812 Jacaranda............................................ $140,000
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dream home BUILD IT! Riverfront com-
munity lot................................ $59,900
Island lots ........... $89,900 & $170,000
Just Listed 3BR/2BA in Anna Maria
west of Gulf Drive.................. $265,000
We offer the
largest variety of
from St. Armands
to the tip of Anna
Director of Rentals
* Bradenton Condo
* Wildewood Springs
* Townhouse on Cay
2BR/2BA furnished $!
* Coquina Beach Club
efficiency furnished $1
SA AL A AAS E A
EXECUTIVE HOME ...
Recently completed. 3-4BR/3BA (including pool
bath), gourmet kitchen, fireplace, lap pool and more!
Light, bright and white. Private lot on cul-de-sac. Call
Bob Lohse for open house schedule. 795-5336 ext.
BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS Spacious 3BR/2BA on deep
canal. Separate 1 BR apartment, pool, wet bar, fireplace
and boat lift with separate dock. MUST SEE!!
$320,000. Call Roni Price 778-5585. #19294.
PINEBROOK Rare end unit Augusta-model overlook-
ing golf course. 2-3BR/2BA. Beautiful clubhouse with
loads of activities (golf, tennis, woodworking, shop,
ceramics, aerobics, exercise room and more). Fabu-
lous view! Priced at $119,000. Call Bob Lohse for de-
tails. 795-5336 ext. 216. #22745
MARTINIQUE CONDO Southem Gulffront view. Tum-
key-fumished 2BR/2BA, glass-enclosed lanai, one-car
garage and extra storage. $139,900. #19316. Call
Carol Heinze 778-7246.
2BR/2BA West Bradenton home $850mth
2BR/2BA Gulf view condo-w/pool $750wk
2BR2BA Gulf view luxury condo w/pool $900wk
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse w/pool $600wk
2BR/2BA Condo $800mth for summer
2BR/2BA Home plus loft bedroom $1000mth
3BR/2BA Executive pool home $2500mth
3BR/2BA Home steps to the beach $900wk
2BR/1.5BA Duplex $650wk
2BR/1BA Bradenton Beach apt. w/Jacuzzi $500wk
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA
first-floor condo that overlooks
wide lake. $109,000.
DEEDED BOAT SLIP PLUS
4BR/2.5BA house freshly
painted. Large privacy fenced-
1 in yard with hot tub. Price
reduced to $179,900.
GREAT PLACE TO DOCK
Carol S. Heinze YOUR BOATI $99,900. 2BR/
REALTOR/CRS 2BA canalfront condo. Pets are
778-7246 welcome. #CH21951.
L ..st ..r. ..prtywtuan it ib rtiedon.tentrntvey ayunilitissld/ m loidc
Drastic reduction on this choice 2BR/2.5BA condo only
400 ft. to beach. Turnkey unit ready for occupancy.
Beautiful location and lovely pool. Now $99,900 FIRM.
GREAT SEASONAL RENTAL!
MARIE RE L LIC.REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY IYv BROKER
"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
The Prudential Florida Realty
5340-1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL34217 0 (941) 778-0766
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TWO END TABLES with marble tops, two Stiffel
lamps, portable wet bar 28 x 16. Call 778-1769.
42" PVC PATIO table and chairs. Also desk. Please
TWO SINGLE BEDS with table forming a corner unit.
Excellent condition. $100. 539 Bayview Dr.,
Longboat Key. Call 383-4949.
LIKE NEW Singer zig-zag sewing machine, wood-
furniture cabinet, model #513. Paid $325, asking
$125 OBO. Oak dinette table, no chairs. $50 OBO.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
. never used. 4 piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin
$129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and
mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials) including
2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
RUMMAGE SALE Sat., June 21, 9 -1. Furniture,
bedding, jewelry, golf set, specials, food. St. Bernard
Activity Center, 43rd Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., June 21, 9 ? Lots of every-
thing. 513 56th Street, Holmes Beach.
S Royale, s
dock & d
LISTED! Sunbow Bay 4BR/3BA
;e with separate laundry, covered park-
s, tennis, elevator and more! Great cen-
on close to the beach. $189,000.
EDUCTION! Canalfront home in Key
pacious 3BR/2BA with 2 car garage,
avits with newer seawall. Move in con-
id ready now for your inspection.
GULFFRONT HOME in Anna Maria
llent rental history! 2BR/2BA with ga-
tumkey furnished. $549,000.
GARAGE SALE Fri., June 20, 8- 2 and Sat., June
21, 8 12. Clothes, housewares, furniture, books,
new file cabinet and more. "Free-bee box." No early
birds please! 2103 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.
LOST TREASURES SALE Sat., June 21, 10 3 and
Sun., June 22, 1 3. Art, inaugural ball gowns, jew-
elry, fashions, housewares, tools, table saw and
more. 912 North Shore Drive.
SALE Thurs. & Fri., June 19 & 20, 9-3. Desk, table and
chairs plus many other items. No early birds please.
3009 Avenue E. PS. Ask about Noni? 778-7502.
FUND RAISING yard sale, Sat., June 21, 9 1. For
the Florida Veterans. Donated items include furniture,
kitchen appliances, TV's, beautiful brass bed, office
desks, new patio set, couches, mattresses, living
rooms and more. Our effort is to help Veterans help
themselves. 511 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.
Anyone wishing to donate re-salable furniture, fish-
ing equipment, golf clubs or household, please call
778-4198 by Friday.
"The best news"
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
JUST LISTED! Panoramic bay view from the glass
enclosed lanai with this turnkey furished Westbay
Point and Moorings condo. Deeded boat dock,
2BR/2BA, light and bright interior! $219,000.
T"7-- T.. ,
KEY WEST-STYLE elevated Anna Maria home
just five houses from the beach! 3BR/2BA, dual
garages, tropical pool and deck area, cathedral
ceilings, fireplace and more! $279,900.
READY TO BUILD your dream home? Then we
have the lot for you! Several prime vacant lots avail-
able both on and off water from $60,000 to
$289,000. Call today for an updated list to drive by!
I JSTO; ,MADSEU hOR. JE1MP4AD4.WISLNDPO.STCARD
LOST WRISTWATCH with "Poor Buzz" engraved on
back. Lost at 81st Street beach May 31. Sentimen-
tal value only. Reward. Please call 747-6416.
LOST HUBCAP for Corvair truck. White with red
Chevy emblem. Beep 952-7768, local call.
NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
PAST-LIFE REGRESSION, rebirthing, weddings,
commitment ceremonies, funerals, pet funerals,
memorial services, house blessings. Call Glo, 351-
NEEDED! 5 10 PEOPLE who desire immediate
relief to try and evaluate a new state-of-the-art com-
pact, home air purification system. No cost or obliga-
tion. Call 778-7502.
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RUNAWAY BAY CONDO ISLAND RESIDENCE
Rare 2BR/2BA with view of lagoon. Turnkey Spacious 5BR/2.5BA Island residence on a
furnished, bright and sunny unit. Excellent double lot with lush, tropical landscapino and
vacation home or rental complex with on-site a short walk to prime beach. $179,000. Call
management. $119,900. Call Ed Olivera at David Moynihan 778-7976.
778-2246 or eves. at 778-1751.
We've had a record season!
We need additional properties for
our qualified buyers.
Call for a free current market analysis.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT!
2 Lawn sprinklers
EZ to show!
Dock and davits
Minutes to bay
Homes that "Talk" Just Sell Faster
Drive by and tune in
"1610 on your AM dial."
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.6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach / 778-6066 1-800-865-0800 MIS
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778-6066- 1-800-865-0800 R
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 MLS
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619 Emerald Lane
Key Royale beauty!
Spacious 3BR/2BA home
with two-car garage.
Mint condition move right in!
Island Real Estate exclusive.
For further information contact
Nick Patsios, Realtor, 778-6066
or Nick at Nite 778-4642.
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ANNOUNCEM S C d HD C e Ci
FLORIDA VETERANS is seeking resale furniture,
appliances and other consumer goods. You receive
a tax receipt and free pickup. Cathi 7788-4198 or
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
1965 THUNDERBIRD new tires, carburetor, tune-up.
Needs paint, exhaust. Runs perfect. $2,500. 778-
0572 home or 373-2241 work.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.
22' CHRIS CRAFT center console, 1993 Mariner 150
hp. $5,000. Call 793-9264.
1988 WELLCRAFT 23' Fisherman C.C., offshore
hull, Loran, depth/fish finder, bimini. Very good con-
dition, other extras. $4,900. Call 778-6766.
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.,
HOUSEKEEPERS FULL AND PART time. Benefits,
year round work. M/F applicants welcome. Via Roma,
2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, 778-6691.
PART TIME summer clerical position in Personnel/
Purchasing Departments. Excellent computer skills -
MS Word/Windows 95. To apply contact Town of
Longboat Key/Personnel at 316-1999 for application.
SECQRE-T AR' FULL TIME (33 hours per week).
-Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key. Diversified duties,
computer literate, stimulating environment. Please
call 383-0909 or fax resume to 387-9077.
.'-..x.. r er Salesperson
,.' .'at No catchy phrases, no fancy
slogans. Just 25 years of Real
Estate experience with the last
/ 10 years on Anna Maria Island.
"- WAGNER REALTY
Sunday June 22
211 71st St., Holmes Beach .......... $133,900
Good investment on this 1BR/1BA each side du-
plex. Nicely maintained with newly-painted exte-
rior. Call Pat Thompson 778-6439 eves.
632 Key Royale, Holmes Beach....... $279,900
Wonderful Island-style 3BR/3BA home with pool,
dock and boat lift, circle drive, on corner lot. Call
Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
5610 Whippoorwill Ct., Bradenton... $110,000
Tanglewood 3BR/2BA detached-patio home in
secluded, wooded area. Pool and tennis on site.
Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
712 Estuary, Bradenton.................. $127,000
2BR/2BA condo overlooking wildlife sanctuary.
This second-floor unit is turnkey furnished and
just minutes from the beach. Call Susan Hatch
613 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.... $239,000
Updated 3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with
dock and davits. Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED: 20-30 hours per week.
Excellent pay, good benefits. Please apply to Econo
Lodge (941) 778-6671.
FULL TIME MAINTENANCE position for Longboat
Key resort. Painting, carpentry, plumbing, electric,
general repairs. Must work Saturdays. Benefits avail-
able. Call 383-2428 for appointment.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER with Pagemaker and
Photoshop advertising experience. HTML savvy for
web site and page design. Good typing skills. Self
starter. Experience is a must. Send resumes by mail
or fax to The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach 34217. FAX 778-9392.
NEED A RESPONSIBLE babysitter? Available any
hours, references, first aid and babysitting course,
Anna Maria resident. Call 778-8301.
BABYSITTING ON ISLAND Girl Scout first aid and
child-care badges. Nice, dependable, reasonable. A
student. Day or night. 778-9610, Missy.
QUALIFIED HOME-HEALTH aide, 20 years experi-
ence with excellent references on and off the Island,
is seeking night care for young or elderly. Call now,
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands..778-5476 or 705-1302.
'THE PERFECTIONIST" cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
SAILBOAT WATER. Large captivating 3BR/4B quality home
near open end of Anna Maria Island's widest deep water ca-
nal. Two fireplaces, caged pool, Jacuzzi, built in grill and wa-
terfall. $385,000. Van Bourgois, 778-1749. R19637
R, 0' 4
MAGNIFICENT Longboat Key Club condominium. Wraparound
balcony, split plan, 2BR/2B, marble flooring. Masterful design,
elegantly furnished. View of sunsets, Sarasota Bay, city sky-
lights. $475,000. Van Bourgois, 778-1749. C21702
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE on a large PRIME, CONVEY
tree-bordered secluded lot. Fronting the plex plus lot. 2BF
Manatee River with a panoramic view ex- side, short walk
tending to the Gulf. 2-story home filled with $385,000. Anne M
innumerable special touches. $1,900,000.
Jim Brown, 747-1200. R19008 R
Large, Unique 2-Story Home. 4BR/4B on
the Manatee River. Caged pool and dock.
Well maintained and shows like a model.
$354,000. Dave Barker, 792-8932. R16464 Available prop
Lakefront Florida Home. 3BR/2B, well or by the mon
maintained residence, updated with dome Island to Veni
ceilings in kitchen, ceramic tile, spacious rental and r<
master suite, enclosed lanai. 2-car garage, (941) 951-6668
barrel tile roof, circular driveway. $124,950. Lo
Don Lewis, 746-3200. R21505 naM. .i
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder. Call Island Check-A-
Home at 778-3089.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" licensed,
bonded. Residential, commercial, condos, rentals,
house closings, move in/out, windows. Estimates.
DEBBIE'S CLEANING SERVICE now accepting new
clients. Homes, condos, offices, rentals, also win-
dows. Fourteen years experience, references, free
estimates. (941) 739-8314.
CLEANING -WOULD YOU LIKE a helping hand giv-
ing you the opportunity to play more tennis/golf or
entertain? Call Rita at 794-1333.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
RETIRED BOSTON TEACHER/golf coach. Tutor,
golf lessons, light work, errands, shop, drive, bartend.
Reliable, talks funny. Park car. Jim, 778-1082.
READING WRITING LANGUAGE Arts teacher
for tutoring grades 6 12. M.S. English Education.
WINDOWS AND SCREENS washed. Phone for free
ATTENTION CAR, BOAT, AIRCRAFT owners.
Acrylic-Teflon polish will protect your investment and
we're mobile! 778-5215.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING Honest, reliable
Island residents. Let us clean it up! $12 hour, mini-
mum 2 hours. Please beep Linda, 215, 5956.
LAWN CUTTING most lawns $15- $20. Call for free
GRASS CUTTING 60 years experience. Commer-
cial, residential. By the cut or by the month. Retired,
want to keep active. Lowest prices. Call 779-2203.
Classifieds continue on the next page.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULFFRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
gulf view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good invest-
ment property. $590,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
WALK TO BEACHES, North Longboat Key. 2BR/2B unit
close to shopping, Longboat Pass and Art Center. Reduced:
$115,900. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C21723
NIENT LOCATION. Du-
R2B and 2BR/1B. Gulf-
to beach. Zoned C2.
Miller, 792-6475. D15844
perties by the week
th from Anna Maria
ice. Call one of our
Sor (800) 881-2222
island Centre Shops
UNIQUE AND TOTALLY UPDATED.
Spanish style, 2 or 3BR/ 1-1/2B home.
Hardwood floor, Mexican tile,
wobdburning fireplace. Large wood
deck, tropical garden. $121,900. Van
WEST GLENN. Great value, 4BR/2-1/2B,
cathedral ceiling, large master bedroom.
Kitchen with breakfast nook, white cabinets,
separate dining room. Screened porch, lanai.
$135,900. Van Bourgois, 778-1749. R19263
EXQUISITE TASTE is reflected throughout
this custom built home. On the golf course.
Enjoy the views from large screened lanai,
kitchen or family room. $459,900. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929. R16442
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
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own Hauling By the cut or by the month.
S\ We Monitor Irrigation Systems
INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
9 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
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CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Specialists
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Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
by REX B. SLIKER
10 Years of Local References
Y DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
S"Th. Traveling Floor Store"
SAVE MONEY Best prices guaranteed!
STAY HOME We'll come to you!
CALL NOW ~ We'll be right over! 778-7311
Island owned and operated by Ed Kirn
Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!
MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Mention this ad for $10 OFF.
(This number is a message service when we are busy.)
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
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 references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION all types of renovations/
new construction services. Now offering installation
and servicing of rolling hurricane security shutters.
License # CGC 058-092. Insured. 778-5354.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
JOE DeGREGORIO Painting and Staining. Interior/
exterior, reasonable rates. Power washing. Free es-
timates. Insured. (941) 792-4882, ask for Joe.
CARPET VINYL CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed
and repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guar-
anteed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen, 383-
5381, beeper 506-3297.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly at $350 wk.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
DIRECT GULFFRONT Cute and cozy 2BR/1BA,
$500 wk. 1 BR/1BA, $350 wk. 1110 Gulf Drive. Gulf-
Bay Realty 778-7244.
GULFFRONT BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, fully fur-
nished, available immediately. $400 wk. Call 748-
CHARMING HOLMES BEACH apartment. 2BR/1BA
with bay view and washer/dryer hookup. Annual
$675 mo. 795-7805.
AVAILABLE NOV. 1 MAY 1 Owner's personal 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse with pool, across from beach with
view of Gulf. Covered parking. No smokers or pets.
$1,500 mo plus utilities and security deposit. Refer-
ences required. (941) 778-1221.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal or monthly rental.
Gorgeous, totally remodeled canalfront with dock.
Short 1 + block walk to beach. 3BR/2BA with large,
sunny Florida room for entertaining. Five different
fruit trees in yard. Available Sept. through Dec. Call
(941) 688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.
3BR BEAUTIFULLY TURNKEY furnished. Close to
beach. Available monthly July through Dec. $800 mo.
plus utilities. Jan. $1,500. 778-4473, leave message.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR ex-
cellent location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped;
phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your
front door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day,
$450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322.
FOR RENT UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Gulfview and
garage, $850.1 BR/1BA Gulfview, $550 (one person
limit). Call T. Dolly Young & Associates, Realtor, 778-
0807 or (800) 956-0807.
BEST GULFVIEWS beachfront, exclusive area, unique
home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite, decks, patio, beau-
tifully fumished. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk. 778-0990.
ANNUAL RENTAL Large 2BR/1BA apartment. Well
maintained and landscaped. One block to Gulf and
beach. $650 mo. No pets. Call 778-0608.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX apartment in Holmes
Beach. No pets. $450 mo. plus utilities. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate for information at (941) 778-1450.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA CANALFRONT home. This spa-
cious home includes a two-car garage, utility room
with washer/dryer, screened porch, boat dock, much
more. No pets. $1,200 mo. plus utilities. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate at (941) 778-1450 for information.
HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bayview, nice, quiet,
2BR, first floor, no pets/smoking, fully furnished. Pre-
fer 3 6 months but consider weekly/monthly. Also
available 2BR, 1998 winter, 3- 6 months. 778-7107.
ANNUAL RENTAL Large 1BR/1BA just remodeled.
Balcony, Gulfview. New carpet, paint, appliances.
Adorable. 203 2nd Street N., Bradenton Beach. $525
mo., $250 deposit. (813) 258-2411.
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ANNUAL OR SEASONAL 2BR/1BA furnished condo,
Anna Maria Island, 3-month minimum. (941) 795-0436.
MARTINIQUE DIRECT GULFFRONT seasonal
rental available Nov. through Jan. 2BR/2BA, recently
remodeled, second floor, clean and lovely. Please
call (410) 581-5849.
UNFURNISHED IMMACULATE fully renovated.
New kitchen, carpets, tile, paint, landscaping.
Ground level. Walk/bike to beach. 2BR/2BA, bright
Florida room, garage, boat slip. Immediate occu-
pancy. $995 mo. 778-3775.
VACATION RENTALS turnkey, 1 & 2BR across from
beach. $234/$294 wk. Almost Beach Apartments,
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Lovely furnished 2BR
apartment on beach. Sundeck, porch. Weekly, vaca-
tions, no pets. (941) 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUALS one half block to
beach. Walk to everything. New paint, 2BR/2BA,
deck. $6675 mo. Also 1BR/1BA. $575 mo. (800)
977-0803 or 778-4523.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA townhouse. Steps to
beach, just remodeled, washer/dryer, no pets. An-
nual $695 mo. Call 778-6743.
BOOKING RENTALS FOR 1997/98 summer and sea-
son now. Anna Maria Island and Manatee beaches.
Only three to four mo. minimum periods available. No
single or weekly mo. available. Coldwell Banker Resi-
dential Real Estate, (941) 778-9611.
VACATION ON THE BEACH 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6.
Also 1BR/1BA, sleeps 4. Starting at $550 wk. to
$2,000 mo. (No extra charge for sunsets.) 778-4523
or (800) 977-0803.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX one half block from beach. 205
71st Street, Holmes Beach. $575 mo. Call (813) 681-
9656, leave message. No oets, adults only.
SMALL vyEOTi-"OG "Skipper" needs 1BR annual,
long-term rental for self and retired teacher/mom. We
love Anna Maria Island! Call collect, NH 603-522-8945.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEWS dead end street along
Gulf. 2BR stilt cottage, quaint, quiet, cozy. Nicely
furnished, washer, dryer, cable. $550 mo. 778-0990.
BAYFI-o.T COTTAGE with dock, turnkey, quiet
area. No animaiat,,prfect for retired couple. $250
wk., $600 mo. plus utilities. -t4.-6980.
NICE QUIET AREA 2BR cottage near Anna Maria
City Pier, fully furnished. $350 wk. Available for 1998
season, 6 months at $1,100 mo. 779-2143.
WANTED ROOMMATE to share quiet 2BR/2BA
duplex near beach. Basic cable, washer/dryer. Must
have references and steady job. $115 wk. in ad-
vance. 778-4192, leave message.
NORTH CAROLINA mountain home, 3BR/2BA, near
Lake Glenville. $575 wk., $1,800 mo. Washer, dryer,
satellite TV, rocking-chair porch. 778-3026.
OWNER OFFERED Westbay Point & Moorings II
condo, unit #154. 2BR/2BA end unit by large, open
area. Financing available. Call 794-3459.
Buy it. Sell it. You get it all in The Islander Bystander.
KEYS HOME 20 minutes from Key West. Newly fur-
nished 2BR/2BA on deep-water canal with dock.
Oceanside near Looe Sanctuary, Big Pine. $700 wk.
plus security includes utilities. Only available June
21 July 12, 1997. Call 778-3106.
MINI VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.
- Wed. or Mon. Thur. Two people/four nights from
$135. Kitchens. 500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's
Motel & Resort Complex, 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
OPEN HOUSE 1 4, Mon. through Sat. Spacious
4BR/4BA waterfront with boat dock on Coconut
Bayou. Current appraisal $525,000. Will consider
offers below appraisal. 130 Hammock Rd., Anna
Maria. Owner/broker. Call 778-6155.
NEW! NEW! NEW!
EVERYTHING NEW Kitchen new, A/C new, carpets
new, ceramic tile new, bathroom floors new, inside
wall finish new, outside paint new, landscaping new.
Best of all, price new. Reduced $10,000 to
$154,900. 2BR/2BA, Florida room, garage, boat
slip. "Best Island buy." Owner, 778-3775.
ELEVATED 3BR/2BA home with hot tub. Walk to
beach. 260 S. Harbor. $219,950. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt, Coldwell Banker, 778-2261.
PERICO BAY CLUB condo, first floor, 3BR/2BA,
gated community, great view of Palma Sola Bay.
Pool, tennis, clubhouse, garage, bright end unit. In-
cludes boat with access to bay. $179,000. Call (941)
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE Prime Holmes
Beach home, 2BR/2BA with water view. Must sell.
FRANKLIN NC. Enjoy cool summer days, beautiful
setting, 2BR/1BA, fireplace, two duplex cottages,
pool. Great for winter and summer. Asking
$105,000. Call (813) 915-3461.
BY OWNER BEAUTIFULLY decorated 2BR/2BA
Gulffront, turnkey condo. Unobstructed Gulfview
from master bedroom and living room. Pool and el-
evator. $129,000. 778-9621.
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2.5BA GULFFRONT townhouse
'with gorgeous views of sandy beach. Light and
bright. Close to shopping. $127,500. Call Chard
Winheim, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Inc., 778-
2261 or 778-6743.
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA, totally upgraded unit.
New carpet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower, low main-
tenance fees. Priced at $89,900. Call Ed Oliveira,
Wagner Realty, 7782246 or eves. 778-1751.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
I NEED YOUR LISTINGS! I've sold most mine. Have
qualified buyers. Call Ed Oliveira, Wagner Realty,
7782246 or eves. 778-1751.
LOTS FOR SALE one bayview, one Gulfview. (800)
977-0803 or 778-4523.
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20 Noted Sao
21 Pastoral pipe
22 "God refuge
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24 Jive men
25 Golf pro?
27 Play 18 holes of
30 Place for a lace
31 It's a matter of
41 Golf course?
45 Pizzeria -
(fast food chain)
46 Sunken treasure
49 Prepare garlic,
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56 Go quietly
57 Dino, to Fred
60 Bird holder
61 del Corso,
63 1770 patriot
66 The stuff of folk
67 Divots, for
72 "-- gut"
76 Where the
82 Word before and
after "of the"
86 Fails to
88 Preppy, e.g.
93 Lacking fresh
97 Kind of scores
100 Nostalgic for
104 Fine, informally
106 "King Solomon's
Mines" plot line
109 Like some bad
121 Spotted animal
124 Ivy League
125 Daughter of
126 "Er... um..."
127 Less than solid
128 Laze in the tub
I Instrument held
3 Copy of a photo,
4 Like a Car and
5 Spanish essayist
6 Abbreviation for
9 Check the
11 Federal agcy.,
14 Many a Beijing
16 Music category
17 Couch potato's
18 At one time, at
28 Rogers and
33 Wharton degree
37 Have of (not
38 "Ed Wood" star,
39 Not easy to find
40 "Oh, right!"
42 The Land of the
44 New Hampshire
50 Popular tourist
51 "Essays of -"
55 Ancient money
59 Act like
62 Last word of
63 Take it easy
69 Storm dir.
70 Whiteheads, e.g.
72 Time's 1977
Man of the Year
73 Slowly destroy
77 Rather and
79 Sri Lankan
81 Memo starter
84 Furniture wood
85 Office phone
87 Mrs. Walton of
90 Work areas
100 By and large
102 Enthusiastic yes
108 Pate base
110 It melts in your
111 One of the
112 Sign of
113 Kind of mitt
115 Award of merit
117 First name in
118 Meaning, for
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