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'NO!': response to Holmes Beach cop takeover
By Paul Roat
"Thanks but no thanks" is the word from
Bradenton Beach officials regarding a proposed take-
over of police services there by Holmes Beach.
"With a more than $1 million police budget, I per-
sonally believe they're looking for somebody to bail
them out," Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Charlie Grace
said of the Holmes Beach proposal.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner, at the
request of that city's commission, sent a letter to
Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria "to see if your city
governments might have any interest in discussing the
possibility of interlocal agreements in which Holmes
Beach would contract our police services to include
By J.C. Higgins
"We definitely will get the $500,000, unless we get
knocked out by someone beneath us in the rankings who
submits a successful appeal," is the way Mayor Chuck
Shumard described the city's approval of a state grant.
According to a certified letter Shumard received
Thursday, appeals must be filed within 21 days of re-
ceipt. This is an action to be taken by grant applicants
unhappy with the Community Development Block
Grant recommendations. Shumard said that no action
is required by Anna Maria "We just wait out the.
appeal period and hope we are still in there."
Anna Maria ranked 20th of 56 applicants in the
small cities CDBG program in the neighborhood revi-
talization category. Twenty-one of the top 24 are pres-
ently recommended by state officials for grants rang-
ing from $500,000 to $750,000. Total recommended
grants in the neighborhood revitalization program
amount to $12.5 million.
The announcement letter received from the Florida
Department of Community Affairs offered congratula-
tions for the preparation of the grant application, which
addressed Anna Maria community development needs,
especially those of low and moderate income families.
"This speaks highly of the efforts of Betty Jordan
(grant writer from Orange Park), who surveyed Anna
Maria and prepared the application," said Shumard.
The chances look good for this grant money to hit
the city's coffers in the very near future, increasing
revenues for the coming fiscal year by 50 percent, to
total $1.5 million.
Last March, in discussing potential uses of the
grant money, commissioners approved an application
that would provide $118,000 for a drainage project on
Rose Street, $270,000 for drainage and sidewalks on
Spring Street and Hardin Avenue. Remaining funds
will go for engineering charges of $76,000 and $36,000
to Jordan, covering her fee for successful grant writing
and management of the grant.
The areas identified for the work are in the quali-
When it became known last February that the city
commissioners were pursuing this grant money, the an-
nouncement was met with mixed public feeling. Some
people believed Anna Maria should not vie for funds ear-
marked for use in community neighborhoods where at
least 51 percent of the population are in low-to-moderate
income levels, according to grant guidelines.
At that time Jordan, the grant writer and grant
manager, completed a study showing that the majority
of people living in six Anna Maria neighborhoods
claimed income within the grant guidelines.
your jurisdictions either jointly or individually."
The Holmes Beach request drew strong criticism
from Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney.
He said of the request that "it is asking to look into
giving up control of your police department and let the
city be under the de facto control of Holmes Beach. It
is possibly a way for Holmes Beach to spread out their
cost, but is not to our benefit. We would lose control,
nothing would be gained and less service is highly
probable, including the area of community relations.
"I think the proposal to go under Holmes Beach is
not good for the city." Maloney continued. "The
Bradenton Beach Police Department does as good a job
in our city as the Holmes Beach Police Department in
its city and for less than half their cost. I'm more than
positive that the vast majority of our citizens want our
police department, which is their police department and
is concerned about our city first."
Grace seemed to sum up the Bradenton Beach
Commission sentiments when he said, "With the pro-
posal, everybody would be equal, but Holmes Beach
would be more equal than us."
"I feel the situation should be reversed," Mayor
Leroy Arnold said, "and we should ask Holmes Beach
if they would like us to take over their police services."
Commissioners agreed by consensus for Arnold to
draft a letter to VanWagoner telling him thank you but
"not interested" in the proposal.
A bad day fishing ...
Leo Cross, 81, of Ellenton, was hoping for a good day's fishing at Egmont Key when he backed his boat
and trailer into the water at the boat ramp on 63rd Street in Holmes Beach. The 1993 Cadillac was still
in reverse when Cross's foot slipped from the brake to the gas, propelling boat, trailer and car into the
water. With the electric windows up and the doors locked, Cross reached into the glove compartment for
a hammer, put there by his wife "in case they needed it someday, and broke out the passenger window
to exit the sinking vehicle. Cross said he'd thank his wife as soon as he got home. Islander Photo: Bonner
Outdoor dining or not?
By Jim Hanson
Outdoor dining with alcohol in Holmes Beach will
be for everybody or for nobody.
That was the consensus of the city commission at
a work session last week. While reaching that agree-
ment the commission advised Bill Zalla to get with the
Zalla had asked the commission to grant a variance
for his Name Our Restaurant property, permitting out-
door dining with alcoholic beverages served. Zalla has
been trying to get the 525-seat restaurant up and run-
ning again after it failed as Back Bay Steakhouse.
His general manager, Guy Lococo, said liquor with
outdoor meals is needed to make the restaurant com-
"We want to bring Holmes Beach a lounge with
music, fine dining and outdoor dining," he said. "Mr.
Zalla has owned the property three years and has spent
$150,000 on it."
He had a letter signed by neighbors of the restau-
rant in support of liquor outdoors, he said.
"You've seen it (restaurants in the building) close
five times, give Mr. Zalla a chance to make it go."
Commissioner Ron Robinson reminded Zalla that
he had not submitted a new site plan as ordered by the
city and "until you do what you're supposed to do, I'm
not interested in talking."
"You have to clean up your act," Commissioner
Pat Geyer told Zalla.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said such outdoor
activities had to end "at 9 o'clock or so." and she was
against any such service at the public beach because of
a danger of broken glass cutting barefoot children.
Robinson had nothing against people drinking with
a meal outdoors, but "it should be done through a
change in the ordinance, not a variance for one.
Besides, the city has no authority to grant a vari-
ance, said Commissioner Luke Courtney.
Commission Chair Don Maloney said changing the
outdoor dining ordinance was worth discussing, and
that would start at the next work session.
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AUGUST 13, 1997
I[ PAGE 2 N AUGUST 13, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
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By Bob Ardren
Deceptions, misrepresentations and perhaps some
outright lies. That's how special legal counsel for
Sarasota David Levin characterized talks between the
Florida Department of Transportation and local offi-
cials over the proposed new Ringling Bridge.
What Levin had to say is almost like old news for
Islanders the fact that what DOT officials say and
do is sometimes askew.
Following Levin's presentation to the commission,
Mayor Gene Pillot called it, "A tremendous expos of
how the city and people of Florida have been deceived.
I'm astonished by this report."
Pillot's comments were echoed by the other commis-
sioners as Levin presented DOT documents showing the
department had authorized design of a 65-foot-high fixed-
span bridge a full month before holding an initial public
hearing on bridge design and two months before the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
voted to approve the Sarasota megabridge.
On top of that, Levin argued that a 65-foot-high
bridge could never be built on the Ringling Causeway
because it will not be permitted by the U.S. Coast Guard.
He added that DOT still has not obtained Coast Guard
permits for the bridge and probably never can.
Referring to the Anna Maria Island battle against
the big bridge last year a battle Levin and Save Anna
Maria won against the DOT and Florida Department of
Environmental Protection he said, "In Anna Maria
it was shown the public wasn't allowed to participate
[in choosing a design], and it's the same here.
"This violation alone suffices as a basis for con-
cluding that DOT's ensuing design decision was arlbi-
trary, illegal and thus an abuse of discretion," Levin
said the administrative hearing judge wre'e in stopping
the proposed Island bridge.
in an ongoing
Mega Force Construc-
tion has begun work on
the second phase of
improvements to the -
historic old-town area of
Bradenton Beach, thanks
to a state grant. Pictured
is work at the city
parking lot between First '
Street North and Bridge "
Street. Islander Photo: .
And in another new wrinkle to anti-megabridge
forces, Levin said the bridge can't be built in Sarasota
because it's too low.
Levin said Coast Guard officials will require a
bridge with a center clearance for boats of at least 85
feet in Sarasota. He cited a 1992 order from the Coast
Guard for a Clearwater bridge that increased the height
of a planned span there to 75 feet in order to reduce
intrusion on boat traffic.
He also produced a 1993 memo from a DOT con-
sultant on the Ringling Bridge which stated. "We will
want to establish the touchdown points for a 75-foot-
high bridge prior to contacting the Coast Guard."
The Coast Guard still has not been contacted for
permits, Levin said.
"There are many other examples where DOT
hasn't complied with state and federal regulations," he
Sarasota Commissioner Mollie Cardamone called
for "a wholesale investigation of the DOT in Florida.
"We feel absolutely betrayed by the DOT, but I've
had a gut feeling from day one that DOT wasn't being
honest with us, and now we have the proof," she said.
Cardamone told The Islander Bystander she
planned to bring up DOT's actions before the Florida
League of Cities later this month in an attempt to bol-
ster opposition to the megabridge there.
"I think what really got to me about the report was
that a contract to design the bridge was signed in Sep-
tember 1993, yet invitations were issued subsequently
to a meeting for public input," Pillot said. "It's unbe-
lievable any public agency would issue invitations for
input on the bridge design six weeks after issuing a
"Did this happen in the United States?" Pillot
asked. "It's astonishing a public agency would operate
that way. It's dumb, astonishing and unacceptable."
Asked by the commission what the next step in the
process should be, Levin said he was "probably 20-30
days away from being ready to file suit." He assured
the commission he'd ask its authority to file the suit
prior to doing so.
Sarasota City Attorney Dick Taylor commented
that "I've heard enough to believe we have enough
evidence to take legal action [against the FDOT]."
Levin told the commission that Sarasota has three
options as a field of battle in its legal challenge to the
It can "challenge their administrative procedures,
challenge DOT in circuit court or take the challenge to
"I'm already satisfied in my mind that the case is
winnable," Levin has said. "Now we're working to de-
termine the probability of success."
Sarasota's posture in fighting a megabridge
there is different than the tactics used to fight the big
bridge on the Island. Here, Levin took the matter to
the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings,
where hearing officer Bob Meale ruled the bridge
should not be built due to inadequate planning prac-
tices by the DOT and improper environmental miti-
gation within the DEP permitting process.
DEP permits for the Island's proposed bridge have
been subsequently denied. In an attempt to further bolster
the Island's position. Levin took the matter to a state ap-
peals court, which is still deliberating the matter.
In addition to the planned Sarasota lawsuit, the
entire commission, along with key city staff, now will
begin traveling to city and county commissions in sur-
rounding communities. They hope to convince mem-
bers of the MPO to support the city's opposition to the
megabridge. They're also hoping that somewhere in
their travels they'll find the two votes needed at the
MPO table to support the city's thus-far informal po-
sition of a mid-level compromise bridge design.
But while still fighting for votes at the MPO level,
the city is also preparing for a legal battle with Levin
being thenmain weapon in its arsenal. Before it files suit
against the DOT, representatives of that group will be
invited to discuss and hopefully resolve the matter with
the city commission.
DOT spokesman Gene O'Dell has said Levin's
arguments are meaningless and the proposed new
bridge will be built identical statements made by
former DOT District I Secretary David May on the
Island's megabridge, where he proclaimed that "we
will build this bridge."
Ironically, May had been retained by Sarasota in an
engineering capacity in his new position as vice presi-
dent in the Tampa firm of Tampa Bay Engineering, Inc.
Shortly after Levin's presentation to the Sarasota
City Commission, May's services with the city were
Building fees up
)ck tower donations wanted 137 percent in
-d: financial donations to pay for the
Bah Bradenton Beach
the almost-completed clock tower in B radento Bch
SBeach. t ,
Anne Smith, with the architectural By Paul Roat
tman & Smith and the conceptualist of With little comment, Bradenton Beach commis-
at Bridge Street and the bay, told sioners unanimously approved a 137 percent building
Beach commissioners last week she is permit fee increase last week.
r donations to pay for the four clocks 'f The changes will go into effect later this month.
eventually adorn the structure. Currently, Bradenton Beach charges $30 for a
as received quotes from the Verdin building permit and $8 for every $1,000 of new con-
maker of clocks since 1842, that total struction. Building Official Bill Sanders proposed, and
is shipping and installation. The clock commissioners approved, increasing that charge to a
Id be 48 inches in diameter with white $50 permit fee and $19 for every $1,000 of construc-
black numbers, traditional hands and a tion charge.
asing.s "Longboat Key is approximately the same," Sand-
ost breakdown is $1,800 for the first ers said of the new fees, "and Holmes Beach and Anna
10 for an automatic reset to keep the Maria are in the process of adopting similar ordinances
s in time with each other, and $1,650 and fees."
er three clocks. e.-. .'' People undergoing what is classed as "minor
er three clocks. ,, .,
company will pick up the cost of a work" generally non-structural improvements to
company will pick up the cost of a
ique with contributor's names on it at their homes at a total cost of less than $1,000 may
stue Smw.ith added.uti t be exempt from the fees if they provide a letter and
contribution will be tax deductible," h added. plans or drawings of the work to be done, Sanders
added. The building official will determine if the work
ct Bradenton Beach City Hall, 778- is minor or not, he said.
The last time building permit fees went up was in
March 1995, when the commission approved a 22 per-
Sarasota enraged by megabridge report
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 13, 1997 0 PAGE 3 Ii
Hurricane forum Thursday at Roser Church
Despite predictions that this season's hurricane
season will be less severe than originally expected, Is-
landers are invited to attend a hurricane forum Thurs-
day, Aug. 14, at the Roser Church.
The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the church, lo-
cated at 512 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria. Speakers will
include Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
and Karen Windom, chief of emergency management
for Manatee County. Both are graduates of a Federal
Emergency Management Agency hurricane course.
Topics of discussion are expected to include new
FEMA guidelines and requirements for pre- and post-
The forum comes just days after the premiere hur-
ricane prognosticator has said the season will be less
severe than originally expected.
Dr. William Gray, of the University of Colorado,
has amended his pre-hurricane season predictions of 11
named storms, seven hurricanes with three of them
severe to 11 named storms including six hurricanes
with two of them severe.
The storm reduction prediction still puts the Atlan-
A Ruskin woman died Sunday while diving in the
Gulf of Mexico off Holmes Beach.
Sharon Camarata, 49, was scuba diving Sunday
morning with Wayne Golden, 41, her diving instructor,
and a friend off the 3300 Block of Gulf Drive in an
offshore area known as Spanish Rock.
Camarata became separated from the other two
divers once, and was located and seemed fine,
Golden said. They agreed to head back to shore, but
Camarata again left the other two divers. This time
they were unable to locate her and went to shore to
phone for help;
When Golden and the other diver reached shore
they heard Camarata's cries for help. She slipped un-
Do you have special
The Anna Maria Fire District is seeking writ-
ten notice from Islanders who may need special
assistance in the event of a hurricane evacuation.
The information requested includes: date,
phone, name, address and type.of assistance
needed. In explaining what your situation is and
what type of assistance you will need, give de-
tails such as, "I am on oxygen and not able to
drive," or, "My spouse uses a walker and I need
help getting him into the car."
Please mail the form to:
Anna Maria Fire District
6001 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
tic hurricane season in the "above-average" category.
The average season in this part of the world is 9.3 tropi-
der the surface before they could reach her.
Her body was recovered at 12:40 p.m. by marine
The trio were diving in about 25 feet of water about
300 feet from shore.
Camarata was certified as a scuba diver last week
and asked Golden to accompany her on the dive.
Holmes Beach Police and the medical examiner's
office are investigating the death as a possible drown-
ing. It has been speculated that when she became dis-
oriented she panicked and drowned.
The Spanish Rock area of the beach is outside
the public portion of shoreline and is not monitored
cal storms, 5.8 hurricanes with 2.1 of the storms in the
"severe" ranking Category 3, which means winds in
excess of 111 mph.
The reason for the season's prediction reduction is a
strengthening of a Pacific Ocean phenomenon called El
Nino. During El Ninos, Pacific water temperatures warm,
producing stronger upper-atmosphere winds. Those winds
tend to create westerly winds that shear off the tops of
developing hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean.
El Nino also causes wetter and windier winters in
the United States, with generally warmer temperatures.
To date, the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season has
seen four named storms and two hurricanes, with the
height of the season being August and September.
8/19, 10 a.m., special meeting with engineers,
commissioners and staff on the pipeline
project at Spring Avenue.
8/21, 1 p.m., commission meeting.
8/14, 1 p.m., beautification committee
8/19, 9 a.m., special commission
8/19, 7 p.m., regular commission meeting.
8/21, 1 p.m., canal committee meeting.
* 8/13, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center meeting, Fire Station 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
8/14. 7 p.m., Hurricane Forum, Roser
Memorial Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
* 8/18. 2 p.m.. Island Transportation Planning
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Anna Maria building official OKs
mangrove removal in canal
By Bonner Presswood
Based on a preliminary site review of man-
grove cutting in the dead end of an Anna Maria
canal between Chilson and Willow avenues by
the Florida Marine Patrol, the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection said it would
investigate the alleged violation.
Marine Patrol Officer Pam Hoback said
some trees on the north end of the property
may have been pepper trees but all the other
cutting was black mangroves. Several large
trees were cut to stumps on the south end of
the property and fingerlings remain in the
According to-DEP's investigator Yvonne
Wilder, there may be an exemption for the "fin-
gerprint" of the dock but that is determined on
a case by case basis.
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil
Charnock said he reviewed the contractor's pa-
perwork for a similar exemption [allowing
mangrove removal] in Holmes Beach obtained
by the seawall contractor when he permitted
construction at 9405 Gulf Drive.
"As far as I'm concerned, they satisfied the
requirements of the state whether DEP, DNR or
otherwise and with the authority I have as
building official I issued the permit."
According to Hoback and Wilder, no mu-
nicipal or county officer has the authority to
approve mangrove removal.
Wilder said the exemption referred to ap-
plies to man-made, residential canals where
mangroves may be removed "in the footprintof
a seawall or dock."
She was uncertain at press time whether
that exemption would apply the work done in
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By Jim Hanson
Another step toward allowing use of "the field" be-
hind Holmes Beach City Hall controversy appears about
to be taken.
City commissioners last week went through modifi-
cations to the law governing use of the land and gave the
city attorney instructions they hope will lead to final ac-
tion. At issue were rules on the temporary use of the prop-
erty, limiting it to Island non-profit organizations.
For years it has been the scene of arts and crafts
shows, circus performances and other events sponsored by
local organizations. Then professional shows came along
and operated for their own profit there, with little or no
financial benefit to the community.
The commissioners wanted to shut out such opera-
tions but leave the field open to events that would put any
financial rewards at least partially into local entities. But
the wording bothered their legal advisor, who is drawing
up the legislation.
Attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners that lim-
iting use to "anything for the benefit of the citizens of
Holmes Beach," as suggested, was no limit at all.
If a non-profit organization sponsors a band concert
to raise money, "it is entitled to a temporary use permit as
this is drafted," she said.
That seemed all right with commissioners last week.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner warned that traffic conges-
tion was a weekend problem during shows at the height
of the winter season and he should be able to come to the
commission and have limits established.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said that was OK
with her "as long as we don't deny anyone the field with-
out the commission knowing about it."
The mayor said the city is under contract with a two
"profit" organizations for shows that would not be eligible
for a temporary use permit under the proposal, and "we'll
have to make allowances."
The commission wants any commercial enterprise,
whether band or circus or show, to post zit the entrance a
sign specifying the percentage or amount of profits that
would go to the sponsoring non-profit Island organization.
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I llUR O 9 I eI
Say so long, but not good-bye to William "Bud"
Atteridge, long known to us as The Island Poet.
What began many years ago, before our time as the
Island newspaper, in the Beachcomber of the late
1970s, as a custom of weekly poetic repartee from "The
Island Poet" will continue, thanks mostly to the fore-
sight of Bud, who delivered several poems a week to
The Islander Bystander for the past couple of years -
just in case the time ever came he couldn't make it here
Although sorely missed, Bud requires full-time
nursing care and is now residing at Baptist Retirement
Center in Arcadia, La., near his son Bill. Look for
Bud's new address in Stir-It-Up this week.
Hurray for the grant or the Florida Department
of Community Affairs, which appears to have awarded
a $500,000 grant to Anna Maria for improvements of
the Spring-Hardin-Rose area of the city as part of the
Community Block Grant program.
The application calls for drainage improvements to
the low-lying area, plus sidewalks and probably light-
ing, landscaping and other streetscape improvements,
similar to what is being done in Bradenton Beach's
Bridge Street area.
We offer congratulations to all involved in the pro-
cess of procuring the funds for the improvements.
Clockless faces, or
Speaking of grants, Bradenton Beach is wrapping
up construction on one grant and starting another.
Construction at the Bradenton Beach City Pier is
in the final development stages of its grande identity in
the 34-foot-tall clock tower. In one of the best-kept
secrets of the city, it was revealed last week that the
budget to produce what may become city's signature,
the clock tower, did not include clocks. Donations are
gladly and eagerly accepted to pick up the $7,800 tab
for four clock faces, according to designer Emily Anne
We've watched a lot of governmental bodies get in
a lot of hot water over the years as they try to legislate
aesthetics. Newspaper critics have weathered some
artistic tepid waters, too.
We decided we'd prefer bathing in hot water in the
Gulf of Mexico rather than render artistic opinions al-
though we've heard fears expressed over the prolifera-
tion of spires ...
But, what do you think?
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Sense of community
This letter is to two citizens of our wonderful com-
munity: Patricia Campbell and Steven Hatfield.
My deepest and utmost appreciation of your great
acts of kindness. Thank you.
My sweet dog, Lucy, was hit by a car about two
months ago on Gulf Drive at 29th Street. She was a
victim of a hit-and-run driver, left on the side of the
These two fine people responded immediately,
gathered her up, comforted her and took her to the near-
est vet. They then located me.
The sense of community on this tiny Island is much
greater than the boundaries of the shores.
Kim O'Bryan-Lott, Holmes Beach
Stop ruffling feathers
in Holmes Beach
Nellie and Ellie cannot defend themselves against
a few misguided people in Holmes Beach, namely the
very few on 72nd Street.
If chickens could but speak, they would surely say,
"We cause no annoying sound, give much pleasure to
Sabine and Tim Buchler as well as to a host of neigh-
bors who adore the bucolic atmosphere created."
Why then this idiotic brouhaha? Is it simply a ven-
detta against the Buehlers? That is difficult to compre-
hend, since they are well liked and add a great deal to
many worth-while causes.
I say let us stop this total waste of time and get on
with the important business at hand.
Let Nellie and Ellie live in peace.
Midge Braun, Holmes Beach
Mary Ross took on the project of beautification
when she was your commissioner. Her vision of the
Island Players Theater and Anna Maria City I-lall
nestled in a natural garden setting made up of plants
native to Florida was a very creative and environmen-
tally wise idea.
Mary followed all the rules for elected political
officeholders by doing her homework for the project,
presenting the project to the mayor and board of com-
missioners for discussion and finally, much to her de-
light, gaining approval.
She could be quite persuasive when she really
wanted something. I know. We grew up together. I am
With the expert guidance of Mike Miller, the beau-
tification project began. From its inception,the garden
was intended as a celebration of "Florida Pride," which
wasn't surprising because Mary was an "Anna Maria
Pride" kind of person. And so the garden grew with the
help and loving care of Mary. Mike and many of you
who have given hours of volunteer time.
A friend called me at my home in Wisconsin to tell
me that a bulldozer has taken out much of the garden
and in the process of destroying the native plants has
inadvertently destroyed the sculpture Woody Candish
made and placed there for her.
Woody and Mary were friends. In tribute to my
sister and their friendship, Woody created a wonderful,
heartwarming sculpture and put it in "her garden."
There were gestures of love and respect for Mary from
so many of you on Anna Maria Island when cancer
took her life, but that sculpture touched my heart in a
way 1 will always remember even though it is gone.
The money you gave to a memorial fund for Mary
was used for a beautiful bench that Mike Miller has
commissioned for the garden. It is made out of natural
Florida stone that is interspersed with shells and fossils.
The remaining Memorial Fund money was intended for
small ceramic botanical plaques to be placed
throughout the garden to identify the native plants.
Our family members, who live in five different
states, were planning to gather together in Anna Maria
this December. I have been working with Mike to put
together a ceremony to be held at the garden to dedi-
cate the bench, the botanical plaques and now, perhaps
a new sculpture from Woody in memory of Mary Ross,
who loved your beautiful island community as she
loved so many of you who live there.
The garden may be considerably smaller now but
I hope with all my heart that some part of it can be
saved and that you will be able to come to the dedica-
tion of Mary's memorial in her garden.
A young bride asked her husband to let her bathe in champagne
And he felt that was wasting all that money, surely was a shame
But he said he might do it, and filled her heart with hope
For he said he'dfill the tub with champagne if she didn't use the soap
Cause after the bath was over, he'd pull a fast one on his honey
And refill all those bottles and save himself some money.
So he refilled all those bottles and much to his surprise
He had a pint left over right there before his eyes.
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 11, The Saga Of Anna Maria City
by June Alder
In the Boomtime McGhee plan of 1925, a boat basin and a 19-hole golf course
were supposed take up most of what is now northern Holmes Beach.
DEATH OF A DREAM
The big bathing pavilion at Cortez
Beach, owned by the Cortez Bathing Pa-
vilion, Inc., was entirely destroyed byfire
early Wednesday morning. About six hun-
dred bathing suits and other equipment
and more than a hundred dollars in cash
which was in the office, went up in smoke.
Only the fact that wind was from the land-
ward side prevented spread of the flames
to nearby cottages.
Occupants of the rooms on the up-
per floor of the big wooden structure
were awakened just in time to make
their escape. Misses Dorothy Aldrich
and Ruth Armstrong of Bradentown,
who were spending a few days there
with Mrs. N. Baden, who was in charge
of the bath house, were first to be awak-
ened by the crackling of the flames.
They alarmed Mrs. Baden and her three
sons, Earl, Roy and Howard, and some
five or six people from Tampa, who
were guests in the building. The flames
were spreading so rapidly that there
was no time to attempt to save anything.
That was about 1:30 o'clock.
The fire got its start in some un-
known manner in the one-story annex
that stood on the landward side of the
main building. The wind was blowing
from that direction and the flames were
quickly communicated to the main
structure. There was no means offight-
ing the fire, so it worked its will. So high
were the flames that the glow was
plainly visible at Bradentown, eleven
miles away. The flames licked out to-
ward the waves breaking on the beach
less than a hundred yards distant. So
great was the heat that the framework
of the "trapeze" and diving tower over
the water was scorched.
The owners of the structure are John
Vanderipe, W. H. Vanderipe, Henry Curry
and D.B. Sutton of this city, who formed
the company some two and a half years
ago and built what was one of the largest
and finest bathing pavilions on the Gulf
Coast. They place their loss at $20,000,
with $10,000 insurance.
The Evening Herald, June 12, 1924
The fire that consumed the Cortez
Beach Pavilion was an omen of a far
costlier disaster that was to befall Anna
Maria Island. In June 1925, even as he
was unveiling his grand design for
transforming half the Island into a Mi-
ami Beach-like playground for the rich,
J. Rutledge McGhee's luck was begin-
ning to run out.
His borrowed capital was tied up in an
expensive St. Petersburg development that
had inexplicably failed to attract buyers
that winter. The unimproved Anna Maria
lots weren't selling well, either. McGhee
tried to borrow more money to begin con-
struction of his dream resort. But he found
that willing banks and eager backers were
So it began a downward spiral
that rapidly hit bottom. By July of 1926
McGhee was bankrupt. And in October
1927 all of his Anna Maria Island assets
were auctioned off on the courthouse
steps in Tampa.
It would take Anna Marians four
decades to recover from those frenzied
Boom/Bust years that attended the birth
of the town. With property practically
worthless throughout the Depression
and World War II years, there was no
tax base. The town could not begin to
pay interest on the $40,000 in bonds is-
sued in 1924. By the time they came
due in 1954, the bonded indebtedness
amounted to close to $100,000!
It was this "bonded indebtedness"-
sounds like some sort of disgraceful dis-
ease-that scared off the residents of the
part of Anna Maria that broke away in
1929 from getting together with Anna
Maria again. Instead, in 1950 they formed
a separate city, Holmes Beach.
It took a young fellow by the name
of Ted Tripp (mayor'1952-54 and still
alive and well and living in Anna Maria
today) to bring the bond problem under
control. Through his astuteness most of
the bonds were liquidated rather pain-
lessly during his administration (how he
did it is worth another story some time)
and when the last of the few remaining
bonds was retired in 1963, Mitch Davis
took pleasure in touching a match to it.
There was a silver lining to the fi-
nancial debacle of 1926, after all: Anna
Maria was spared from becoming a rep-
lica of Miami Beach. That's something
to be thankful for.
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Tax rate same, salaries, building charges up in Anna Maria
By J.C. Higgins
Anna Maria commissioners are keeping their pen-
cils sharp during a series of budget workshops. At least
one more work session is scheduled to review proposed
revenues and expenses for budget year 1997-98, before
public hearing dates are set in September.
Discussion during last week's workshop centered
on the expense category: construction, maintenance
and improvements. These expenditures total approxi-
mately 14 cents of each dollar of revenue, and include
such areas as streets and roads, tree maintenance,
equipment repair and maintenance, recreation and
beautification and city building improvements.
Building Official Phil Charnock presented prelimi-
nary budget requests totaling $142,200, emphasizing
that numbers are still being fined-tuned. According to
Charnock, discussions are presently underway with
other Island communities which may allow the sharing
of certain equipment, such as street sweepers, and
make some reductions possible in the preliminary bud-
Charnock described the ongoing plan for Anna
Maria streets and roads including white-lining outer
boundary markings, middle striping, stop bars in the
street before stop signs, raised center pavement mark-
ers for better vision in case of flooded streets and main-
tenance of crosswalks, including a new one at
Commissioner Elaine Burkly asked Charnock to
consider "no passing" signage at critical locations.
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"You would think that the 25 mph signs would be
enough to stop passing attempts on the Island," Burkly
said, "but they do not. How can you pass and not break
the speed limit?"
Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, expressed her grati-
tude for city donations to the Center, and made a spe-
cial plea for funding during the coming year in re-
sponse to the needs of Island children.
Center budget allocation by Anna Maria is cur-
rently at $13,000. Additional fine-tuning to the budget
may allow an increase.
Within the "donations" category in next year's
budget is $1,000 each for the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society, the Island Players and the civic group
Solutions To Avoid Red Tide.
Also in the works is an increase in building permit
fees from the current $6 per $1,000 of construction
work to $18. Charnock said the increase is in line with
similar building permit fee hikes on the Island. Last
week, Bradenton Beach commissioners unanimously
approved an increase from $8 to $19 per $1,000 of
construction value. Holmes Beach officials are also
considering a similar increase, Charnock said.
It appears that anticipated revenues from a pro-
posed building permit fee increase will push total rev-
enues to just more than $1 million. While bringing
Anna Maria feesin line with the other Island commu-
nities, the increased revenues should also help to off-
set increased expenses anticipated for the coming year.
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Other highlights of the 1997-98 proposed budget are:
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forcement in Anna Maria is proposed at $342,727, up
5 percent, over current spending. Sheriffs officials said
the increase is in personal services, with operating ex-
penses staying the same as the current year.
Administrative. City Clerk Peggy Nelson is pro-
posing a modest increase of 2 to 3 percent in the admin-
istrative budget, to bring the total for the next fiscal
year to $238,078. Included in the administrative bud-
get are salaries for the mayor and commissioners,
which are not scheduled to be increased from the cur-
rent levels of $800 per month for Mayor Chuck
Shumard and $379 for commissioners.
Salaries. Commissioners tentatively approved a
three percent raise for all city employees, with the ex-
ception of City Clerk Nelson, who will receive a 4 per-
cent pay hike.
Total revenue coming into the city to make up the
budget for next year includes:
$358,834 from property taxes.
$105,600 from electric, telephone and cable TV
$97,000 from licenses and permit fees.
$126,478 in state revenue from cigarette, gas and
sales taxes plus alcohol beverage licenses.
$182,441 in county shared taxes such as gas
taxes, school surtax and local option taxes.
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WARDING OFF WARTS
For most people, warts are just one of life's unavoidable an-
noyances. They appear for no apparent reason, and they don't
usually cause problems except when they occur on the bottoms,
or "plantar" surfaces of the feet. Then they can be painful when
standing or walking. Warts are caused by viruses, which can be
spread from one infected surface to another.
Without treatment, plantar warts may spread over the entire
sole of the foot, sometimes growing to an inch or more in diameter.
Treatment of warts by non-invasive techniques (nonsurgical)
can produce healing without a scar. Depending on the location and
severity of the lesions, your doctor may use cautery, topical acids,
or liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. When treated this way, the wart
will resolve without forming a lumpy scar on the bottom of the foot.
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Contiguous lot law up before commission soon
By Jim Hanson
The controversial draft ordinance on the use of
contiguous building lots is all right with the Holmes
Beach City Commission, all except for one part.
The commission reached a consensus last week
that the proposal was acceptable as the planning com-
BUDGET, FROM PAGE 8
$18,300 from court fines.
$94,050 from miscellaneous revenue. Within this
category is interest earned, variance fees, recycling
(grant), recycling (non-grant), Lake La Vista grant, and
miscellaneous revenue. Big ticket items within this
category are $27,500 from Anna Maria City Pier rent
and $40,000 in interest earned.
$129,595 in general government budgeted ex-
penses. Major items: $22,300 for general government
insurance, $19,895 for employee health insurance,
$30,000 legal services and $16,000 for street lights
The building permits reflect the planned increase
to $18 per $1,000 valuation, and the property taxes
reflect the decision to hold millage rate at the current
year level, 1.70. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of as-
sessed value of property, less any homestead exemp-
tions, if applicable.
mission had approved it. Except ...
Wording that those lots "shall not be eligible for
any variances" was ordered out of the ordinance.
It wouldn't be fair to put such limits on some prop-
erties and not on others in the city, the commissioners
Other than that, the commission work session
found the draft ordinance acceptable. "But that was last
week, and next week is another story," Chairman Don
Maloney said later.
Assuming the final draft is completed by then,
the ordinance will be taken up at the regular com-
mission meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, for first
reading. That is the opening step for official accep-
tance or rejection.
The ordinance would allow the owners of contigu-
ous nonconforming lots to split them and sell them.
Only single-family homes may be built on the lots.
It also would let owners of a home built on two or
more contiguous nonconforming lots to demolish that
home and build a single family home on each lot.
The issue came up when the owner of two contigu-
ous lots wanted to sell one of them. Building Official
Joe Duennes said the 1989 comprehensive plan and
city code required such lots to be combined, that a
single-family lot must be 7,510 square feet instead of
the pre-1989 5,000 square feet. Airing of the problem
brought to light other properties with similar circum-
stances, though no one seems to have a count on how
many are affected.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff warned the com-
mission, "In adopting this ordinance you are lessen-
ing restrictions on the owners' property. You are al-
lowing them to have two nonconforming pieces of
property. Is that enough of a lessening or are they
entitled to more?" The "more" was allowing owners
to seek variances such as building setbacks from the
board of adjustment.
Commissioner Pat Geyer said any other 50x100-
foot lot owner can apply for variances and contiguous
lot owners should have the same right for two lots of
similar size side by side.
Both the city attorney and Mayor Bob
VanWagoner expressed concern that one effect of
the legislation would be to lessen the city's restric-
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Cost to fish on the Bradenton Beach City Pier will
be $1 starting next Sunday.
Bradenton Beach commissioners unanimously
approved the new fees last week. Current charges
are 50 cents.
Commissioners hope to use the increased revenue
generated by the fishing "tickets" for better security
at the pier, longer hours of operation of the bait shop
or ongoing maintenance of the pier.
Of the fishing fees, 20 cents goes to the franchise
holders of the pier concession stand, the Bradenton
Beach Pier & Cafe, for operation of a bait shop and
the collection of the fishing tickets.
Strollers who want to watch birds or look at the
By Jim Hanson
Nesting is slowing to a crawl, hatching is boom-
ing, and somebody is messing with the nursery.
Suzi Fox, who holds the sea turtle conservation per-
mit for Anna Maria Island, says someone is reversing the
hatchling-help schedule and really making problems for
both the baby turtles and their human mentors.
She and her dozens of permitted helpers know
when a nest is about to hatch, 55 to 60 days after the
mother turtle crawled up out of the Gulf and laid the
eggs. So five to seven days before a hatch, a cage is
erected around the nest to protect the young'uns.
Every morning a Turtle Watcher digs a small tun-
nel under the cage rim and every evening fills it in
again to keep the hatchlings in. It's checked at mid-
night and any baby turtles are taken to a dark area near
the water. Their instincts do the rest. pull them toward
Tropic Isle A Seaside Inn, in Bradenton
Beach is now owned by David and Shirley
Romberger of Holmes Beach. Their son Bill is the
The Tropic Isle features 15 guest units, private
beach access across the street and swimming pool.
The Rombergers plan a complete restoration of
water will not be charged for walking out to the end
of the pier.
Fishing at the Anna Maria City Pier is free. The
Rod and Reel Pier in Anna Maria charges $1.25 per
person, with children aged 8 to 12 charged $1 while
those under 8 may fish free.
The new Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers charge $3
to drive out to the pier, plus an additional $2 per per-
son to fish for adults. There is also a $1 toll charge to
get to the piers.
The last time fishing fees were increased at the
Bradenton Beach City Pier was in 1993, when they
went from 25 cents to 50 cents.
The city received between $6,000 and $7,000 from
the fishing tickets at the pier since 1994.
the water from the darkened land.
"But someone is behind us," said Fox, "opening
the tunnel at night and closing it in the morning, just the
opposite of what should be done.
"We haven't caught this person, though we've tried.
I think it's someone trying to help. If he or she will just
come to me (778-5638) I'll show how to do it right.
"But it's a federal crime to interfere with a nest
unless the person has a permit," up to $25,000 fine.
Meanwhile, the hatch is going strong, four nests a
day now and soon to nearly double. At 100 to 150 eggs
per nest, the Island is a major hatchery. There's only
about one new nest a week now.
Most of the 180 nests here are at Bradenton Beach,
from the north end of town to the Sandbar restaurant.
Raccoons dined on two nests they dug up at the
north end of the Island, and a cat was chased away from
another. More cages have gone up in those areas.
an historic building on the property, floated in by barge
from Bradenton many years ago, to the original office
and owner's quarters.
The new motto for the Romberger's resort is,
"Where bare feet and traditional hospitality meet."
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Brittni, kneeling, far right, and her squad are all smiles with their "Most Improved" trophy and "Sup-
erior Performance Top Team" award after spending the week at the University of South Florida's
National Cheerleaders Association Camp. The Southeast "Seminoles" competed with 50 other teams.
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Sandy Haas, chair of the Anna Maria Fire Commission, got into the rescue business on Monday. Haas lives
adjacent to the 63rd Street boat ramp where a launching mishap occurred. She said she heard a funy noise.
"more finny than usual, that caused her to look out the window and see the car in the water. She yelled to a
man standing beside the car if he wanted her to call 911, and with a nod she made the call. Haas said she
didn't know then that the driver, Leo Cross, was still in the car. She turned out to be an excellent hostess,
providing coffee for Leo Cross and Bob Deal, the intended fishermen, while they awaited the tow truck. She
even gave them a ride home to Ellenton.
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A dejected and disappointed Leo Cross waited aboard his boat, still strapped to the trailer, for help that
came quickly from Holmes Beach Police and Anna Maria Fire District personnel. The car and trailer
barreled back from the ramp approximately 50 feet from the ramp when Cross's foot slipped from the brake
to the gas pedal. Holmes Beach police launched its boat to bring Cross back ashore and assist in the towing
operation. Firefighter Jeff Lonzo snorkeled under the boat where he found the car turned around facing
away from the ramp. The trailer hitch was buckled under the bumper but Lonmo was able to cut the cable
and attach chains for towing. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood
'Talking houses' introduced
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Home shoppers now have the opportunity to have
a prospective home "talk" to them before they buy.
Homes listed with Island Real Estate of Holmes
Beach now are equipped with a miniature radio station
broadcasting pre-recorded home features. House-hunt-
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second message about the property.
Look for the yard sign stating "Talking House."
Gail Loefgren, executive director of the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the
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Persistence is key for this private investigator
By Jim Hanson
So there she was in Holmes Beach, in the suspect's
yard trying to get a peek into the house, when he bel-
lowed from two feet away:
"What are you doing?"
She looked up, from her 5-feet-2, batted her large
brown eyes, and said: "I've lost my dog. I can't find
The man calmed her and sympathetically helped
look for her nonexistent dog in his block. He never
learned he'd helped the detective who eventually
brought him down for insurance fraud.
How could he suspect it? Michelle Dilks is not
your usual impression of a private detective, even fic-
tional. She's petite and pretty, looks just out of her
teens, manages to be at once earnest and laid back.
If her appearance is unlikely for a detective, con-
sider how unlikely it is for a private investigator to hold
advanced degrees in psychology and theology from
Princeton University, with a measurable intelligence
that could qualify her for Mensa membership.
She loves what she does, she says, partly because
it can be exciting and partly because she admits to a
desire she suspects may be naive a need to see "the
good and right and justice prevail, make the bad guys
Much of her work is surveillance for attorneys
wanting to prove a suspicion about someone or, as in
the Holmes Beach case, insurance fraud. Such work
can stretch for hours and days with little action.
But it can be otherwise, such as watching the
owner of a 75-foot yacht he was under court order not
to move. He stayed at classy addresses on Anna Maria
Island, ate at the best restaurants. She had to be there,
of course, dining and lolling by the pool and blending
with the crowd. She used one of her late father's boats
to keep track from the water side.
Her dad built Ski Barge boats in Sarasota, and
when he died at age 51 he left her an inheritance that
Michelle Dilks. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
let her buy a finance company she called Smart
Choice. That was in 1985, after she finished Eckerd
College in St. Petersburg and graduate work at
She had also finished a year's residency in the
forensic ward of a psychiatric hospital in New Jersey,
with 42 extremely unpredictable male patients.
It was there that she found a young man born of
two inmates, reared in the institution and "at 18 or so
he was perfectly normal. I got him released."
She's always been alert to buy business firms, she
says, for "I want to own them and control them." She
kept her finance company for 10 years and in the
course of business had to do a lot of detective work
keeping up with shaky borrowers. This led to helping
form an investigation agency with Franco Vannacci
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Reared around boats, she lived on a 30-foot Mor-
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into heels and suits, difficult on a boat," so she moved
to a condo in the Siesta Key Village for five years. Now
she lives on a 10-acre investment in Manatee County.
Finding she was good at investigative work and
liked it, she moved into FVI full time in 1995 when she
sold her finance company.
In Cortez a few weeks ago she kept tabs on a man
who was collecting insurance for a back injury, found him
lifting heavy loads and going dancing, recorded it all on
the small video camera through a peephole in her purse,
and zap! another happy insurance company client.
Most of her work comes from insurance firms,
suspicious attorneys, banks, finance companies and so
on. It's investigative and surveillance, with background
checks coming in every day. Those aren't difficult,
much information available at the touch of a computer
keyboard. Who needs them? Employers, businesses,
people with assets to conserve, men and women con-
Little of it has put her in peril, for "if you have a
confrontation, you've done something wrong." She is
licensed to carry a weapon and is trained in self-de-
fense, rarely uses either.
"I flash my eyes at them and I'm just a little girl."
Understandable, with those extra-large, extra-innocent
She's never really been threatened, she says, and
finds almost no sexist problem with clients or subjects
or even macho policemen with whom she works on
occasion. "I get the job done and go on, I don't have
time for that."
She has time for romance, dates like any attractive
young American with a lot of zing in her outlook "I
pick and choose, like anyone."
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Island Players to hold auditions
for 'An Inspector Calls'
"An Inspector Calls," a mystic Geoffrey Todd, director, has parts
puzzle, will be the focus for auditions to for four men and three women ages 20
be held by the Island Players on Sunday, through 50. The play will run from
Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre lo- Oct. 3 to Oct. 12.
cated at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, For further information, call 792-
Anna Maria City. 3986.
Bring your business card to
Chamber reception Aug. 27
All members, potential members and Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.
guests are invited to the Anna Maria Island The networking event will be held
Chamber of Commerce's Business Card at Shells Seafood Restaurant in Holmes
Exchange Reception to be held on Beach.
Sweet Adelines looking for singers
The Sweet Adelines are inviting Bradenton Christian School. 3304
women who like to sing to join the 43rd St. W., Bradenton.
group. For more information, call
Rehearsals are held every Tues- Anita Walker at 351-4443 or Judy
day evening at 7:30 p.m. at Wood at 751-1748.
Art League to close for a few
days classes still a go
The Anna Maria Art League will be will be in session at the league's facility at
closed from Tuesday, Aug. 19, through 5314 Holmes Blvd.. Holmes Beach.
Friday, Aug. 22. For more information, call the Art
All classes scheduled during this time League at 778-2099.
DETECTIVE, FROM PAGE 12
"It really is like Magnum. P.I.,'"the
late TV series, she says. "It's exciting to
prove a lead, to be part of righting
wrongs." She even drives like the TV
hero, owning variously a Porsche,
Mercedes, Corvette. She prefers her
four-wheel-drive Bronco "and anything
fast" and the agency keeps several cars
to fit various situations.
"Persistence is the key," she says.
"Do the job. get the bad guys. never let
Her boating background has led her
to some fine cases, such as the men who
took off from Sarasota with a 50-foot
sailboat that she had to go to the Baha-
mas to reclaim for a client.
It seems likely to lead her into her
future, too, for she wants eventually to
perhaps write a book, definitely sail the
Caribbean and probably the South Seas.
Persistence. Bet on it.
I J:JTyAI;7 J
Donald Roy Anderson, 86, of
Holmes Beach died Aug. 7 at home.
Mr. Anderson was born in Medford,
Mass. He came to the area in 1968 from
Winter Park, Fla. He was a Protestant.
He is survived by two daughters,
Judith Anderson Britt-Longwoof of
Florida and Carole Smith of Houston,
Texas; two sisters, Ruth Burton and
Barbara McAllister, both of New Port
Richey; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at
the residence on Thursday, Aug. 14, at
Toale Brothers Funeral Home,
Bradenton, was in charge of the arrange-
Ann M. Moerk
Ann M. Moerk, 95, of Anna Maria,
died Aug. 8 in Bradenton.
Mrs. Moerk was born in Philadel-
phia and came to Manatee County from
Freeport, Ill., in 1973. She was a home-
maker. She was Lutheran. Mrs. Moerk
was a Gold Star Mother and member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
She is survived by a daughter, Alice
Ann Moerk of Fairmont, W.Va.; a son,
John Moerk Jr. of Anna Maria; three
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Inurnment will be in Philadelphia at
a later date. Memorial contributions may
be sent to Friends of Library Access, 420
Platt St., Daytona Beach, Fla. 32114-
2804. National Cremation Society,
Sarasota Chapter, handled arrangements.
The Island Poet
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And Florida has its hurricanes that once they've passed us by,
Will leave nothing in their wake except.the clear blue sky.
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Island Shopping Center,
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Fill 'er up for good health
As the dog days of summer stretch
ahead, here's an easy, healthy tip to stay
cool drink lots of water.
Health experts recommend drink-
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of water a day. Lots of water helps
maintain proper blood pressure, flushes
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Sip small amounts, say a half-cup
an hour, throughout the day. It may help
your bladder become adjusted to larger
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Use a favorite glass or water bottle.
Adjust the temperature of the
water until you find what's easiest and
best for you.
Drink a larger portion of water
when you wake up in the morning,
since your body tends to be slightly
dehydrated after a long night's sleep.
Try drinking a large glass of wa-
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For every drink containing caf-
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A sign that your body is dehydrated
is. obviously, thirst or excess perspira-
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ercising or out in the sun, sometimes by
the time you feel thirsty you may al-
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Remember too that you can survive
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Mona Marie Calhoon of Bradenton
and Matthew Peter Welch of Holmes
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Bay, Jamaica, with the Rev. Terrance
The bride is the daughter of Marie
Calhoon of Bradenton. The groom is
the son of Frederick Welch of Holmes
Beach and the late Helen Welch.
Matron of Honor was Vicki Cusack
of Holmes Beach. Maid of Honor was
Tina Coffey of Bradenton. The best man
was Matt Bowers of Holmes Beach. The
groomsman was Shae Corrigan of Anna
Maria City and Mackenzie Dickson of
Riverview, Fla., the bride's cousin, was
The reception was held at the
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A poem a week
We never published Bud Atteridge's more risque
poetry, which he allowed us to read with a twinkling
of the devil in his eye and a hearty laugh when our
Nor did we publish his religious poetry, which
appeared frequently over the years in his church's
What we did was follow the tradition of other Is-
land newspapers and shoppers that came before us,
The Islander, the Beachcomber and the Island Sun,
in publishing a weekly submission from William
"Bud" Atteridge, known to most and many who
loved him as "The Island Poet."
In the four and a half short years we've included
his poetry in this newspaper, many have attempted
to usurp his status but none could compare to his
Readers who commented on the poetry appearing
in this newspaper were always quite surprised to learn
of the poet's advanced age. Bud turned 95 before our
eyes last year at Linda's Sunnyside Up (now Brian's
...) at what had become an annual celebration.
He was a regular at Linda's, writing and reciting
poems for breakfast diners, mothers with kids, couples,
newcomers and visitors to the delight of all.
Last year's party was a repeat of the year before,
since in 1995 we prematurely reported Bud had
turned 95. But Bud and his pals took his rapid aging
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their breakfast gatherings.
It was his regular routine to leave Linda's and
head to the newspaper office to deliver some poems,
and on Wednesday to pick up 10 copies of the news-
paper to send to family and friends.
He was honored throughout the years with acco-
lades and praise from admirers of his wit and ditty.
In fact, Bud said he never thought about publish-
ing his poetry until one day in the late 1970s when
Bette Kissick at the now-defunct Beachcomber
asked him to write a poem for her Christmas issue.
That was the beginning of a new pastime for
On his last cruise in 1994, Bud said he was
working hard on a poem when a man came over to
him and asked what he was doing. Bud read him the
poem and the gentleman insisted he bring his poems
to the cruise ship's amateur hour.
Bud said there were about 600 people in the au-
dience and afterward a fellow came over and asked
to buy the material he'd read.
Bud sold the 13 cruise poems for $500.
He distributed 800 copies of three self-published
pamphlets of poems, selling some but giving most of
them away anyway. Then. as he told it. about three
or four years ago, he had a stroke.
"Every one thought I was dying." he laughed
heartily, "and they bought them all."
He didn't publish again except in the newspaper.
Atteridge first came to the Island in the 1940s
when he and his wife Laura visited a friend of hers.
They would stop over for a night on their way back
from vacations in Miami.
On retirement, the Atteridges moved to Holmes
Beach in the early 1960s. Their two sons live else-
where now, Bob in Texas and Bill in Louisiana.
6 am to 2:30 pm
iat and Cortez Post Office
Bud volunteered at the
St. Bernard bingo games
and served many a pot of
coffee at Sunday pancake
breakfasts. He was an
usher at Sunday services.
Bud was admitted to
Columbia Blake Medical
Center several weeks ago
with breathing problems.
From time to time,
Bud's sons came to the Is-
Bud "Island Poet" Atteridge
land to visit and Bud was proud to show them off to
his friends. They often stopped by the newspaper to-
gether. We say Bud and son buying lottery tickets on
Father's Day at Jessie's Island Store in June.
Most recently, Robert came by to let us know
Bud had been hospitalized.
Robert was surprised to learn Bud had a poem in
the most recent edition of the paper. And more sur-
prised to hear that Bud had written and delivered
several poems a week to The Islander Bystander for
the past couple of years -just in case the time ever
came he couldn't make it here himself.
That time has come.
Bud's condition now requires full-time skilled
nursing care. Son Robert notified us this week his fa-
ther was moved near Bill to the Baptist Retirement
Center in Louisiana.
Bud's son credits his dad's drive and energy to
supply poems to friends and the newspaper with
"making him a young 95-year-old senior citizen."
We credit Bud with an incredible sense of humor
and the generosity to share it with us so freely.
You may write to Bud "Island Poet" Atteridge at
Baptist Retirement Center, 1355 Sixth St., Arcadia
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Island police reports
SJuly 31, theft. Thief took fishing gear from
complainant's truck parked at Rod and Reel Pier.
Aug. 2, theft, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N. In the
wee hours, a white male six feet tall with blond hair and
a goatee took a 12-pack of Busch beer from the store
and ran west along Gulf Drive.
Aug. 2, auto burglary, Leffis Key. While victim
and her family were walking on Leffis Key someone
, smashed in the window on their van's passenger side
and stole a purse from under the front seat. It contained
$36 cash, checkbook, credit card and $600 check made
out to victim's husband. Victim saw suspicious couple
fleeing. The male was described as in his 30s, medium
build with a beard, driving early 1980s model dirty
Aug. 2, auto burglary, Leffis Key. Victim left
purse under the front seat of her van while family
walked on Leffis Key. Unknown person or persons
smashed passenger vent window and stole a purse,
which contained $1,300 cash, credit cards and jewelry
valued at $770, and cellular phone. Victim said a pos-
sible suspect engaged her in conversation and left the
scene. He and two females were in a brown Cherokee
with New Jersey plates.
Aug. 3, theft of bicycle, 2600 block of Gulf Drive.
Rusty maroon mountain bike valued at $40 taken from
patio of residence.
Aug. 4, DWLS, 300 block of Gulf Drive S. Of-
ficer stopped car with excessively bright lights, learned
car registration had expired and driver's Texas driver's
license was suspended. Driver taken to Manatee
Aug. 5, auto burglary, 200 block of Bridge Street.
Intruder entered car through unlocked rear door and
from there gained entry to the trunk, where he stole
purse containing $3 in change, checkbooks and ATM
Aug. 5, criminal mischief, Coquina Park. Un-
known persons smashed driver's side window of ve-
hicle, but nothing appeared to have been taken.
Aug. 1, mauled mail box, 200 block of 68th
Street. Persons unknown broke post of mailbox and
carried it to the end of the street. Mail was spilled in
Aug. 2, man lying down, beach end of 46th
Street. Emergency medical personnel found man's
condition due to heat exhaustion. He refused trip to
Aug. 2, suicide false alarm. Man said his ex-wife
wanted to kill herself. Officer located her, she said she had
just wanted to get away from her ex. Took her to work.
Aug. 2, rescue, public beach. Assisted marine
rescue and emergency medical personnel on possible
drowning of 4-year-old. He was found wandering on
Aug. 2, stolen bicycle. 3000 block of Avenue E.
Victim's daughter saw young male enter the yard,
mount her bike and ride off. It was found in 2800 block
of Avenue C.
Aug. 2, disturbance. 2100 block of Gulf Drive.
Complainant reported a male and female had an alter-
cation at the roadside, that she left down the beach on
foot and he drove away. Vehicle found two blocks
away was ticketed and later towed.
Aug. 3, burglary, 200 block of 64th Street. Resi-
dent said her car alarm sounded and she found some-
one had entered her locked car and stole several CDs.
sunglasses valued at $120 and $30 cash.
Aug. 3, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. Complainant
said his ex-girlfriend pounded on his doors and win-
dows. Officer found her walking away. told her not to
return. Complainant later called to report numerous
anonymous phone calls, and still later that she had re-
turned to his residence, left, called again on phone.
Officer advised him that if she returned she would be
arrested for trespass.
Aug. 3. locked dog, public beach. Woman re-
ported dog locked in a van seemed in distress. Officer
found van parked in shade with windows vented, dog
apparently in no discomfort.
Aug. 3, trespass. 300 block of 57th Street. Resi-
dent said a man had entered his residence through a
window, he didn't want to press charges but wanted the
intruder out. Officer issued him a trespass warning.
Aug. 4, suspicious incident, 3000 block of Gulf
Drive. Woman claimed she was sexually battered at a
bar, then said it was at another bar, then said her ex-
husband struck her and nothing else happened. Officer
observed no indications of beating. She was extremely
intoxicated and couldn't tell him where she lived but
gave him her employer's phone number. Employer said
he would take care of her, as he has in the past.
Aug. 4, car fire, 4000 block of Gulf Drive. Officer
assisted firemen who put out fire in engine compart-
ment of a car. Driver's father arranged to have son and
car picked up.
Aug. 4, running dogs. Officer got reports of dogs
running loose, two on the public beach and one in 3000
block of Gulf Drive. No dogs found.
Aug. 4, disturbance, 5300 Gulf Drive. Juveniles
involved said they had been playing around and had
been in the pool at the Martinique. They left with no-
Aug. 5, barking dog, 6200 block Marina Drive.
Complainant said a dog was barking nearby, owner
agreed to take dog inside at officer's suggestion.
Aug. 5, wife safe, 100 block of 79th Street.
Longboat Key man said he had been trying to contact
his 81-year-old wife who was staying in Holmes
Beach. She told officer she was OK and in good health,
just needed some time alone. Husband so advised.
Aug. 5, van rifled, 77th Street beach. Parked
van's passenger window was smashed and sliding door
left open by unknown intruder. Owner said van ap-
peared to have been rifled, but nothing was missing.
Aug. 6, domestic problem, 100 block of 31st
Street. Resident stated his girlfriend stopped by his
house drunk and started throwing things around and bit
him on the back. Officer observed small mark on his
back. Victim declined to press charges,
Aug. 6, hot cable, Clark Drive and Holmes Bou-
levard. Cable line had given way and was touching the
power line, causing severe sparking. Officer and fire-
men stood by until FPL shut off the power after the
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cable had burned through and fallen to the ground.
Aug. 7, prowler, 8100 block Marina Drive. Resident
said he had seen a man outside his window at midnight,
man sped off on a bicycle. Half an hour later, when wife
went to the bathroom, resident saw a man squatting out-
side a window, went outside to confront him and he left
on a black and red girl's bicycle. The prowler was de-
scribed as six feet tall, muscular, short graying hair, age
in the 30s. Resident was advised to call police first before
going outside if subject is seen again.
Aug. 7, fight, 3500 block East Bay Drive,
Drydock Inn. One alleged combatant said he was up-
set about his wife's leaving and he tried to start fights
in the bar. His friend dragged him from the bar and no
fight actually took place. Man was told not to come
back to the bar.
Aug. 7, suspicious incident, 3700 block Fifth
Avenue. Caller advised she heard five gunshots from
the beach area. Officer determined that some fireworks
had been set off at the beach.
Aug. 7, domestic dispute, 4900 block Gulf Drive.
Woman said her son was out of control and threaten-
ing her and her boyfriend with violence, the third time
in one day that officers were called. On officer's ar-
rival, subject was being held down on the couch by the
boyfriend. Subject was charged with domestic assault
and transported to the county jail.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 13, 1997 0 PAGE 17 
Academic jail time
Two teachers and 14 students from Lakeside Academy
in east Bradenton pose outside the Old City Jail in
jailbird costumes provided by the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society. After busting out of "jail," the boys
and girls, ages 6 to 10, went on a scavenger hunt in the
museum to find artifacts on a list compiled at the
museum. All scavengers were successful and received a
prize. Children of all ages are encouraged to visit the
museum located at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Admis-
sion is free. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Carolyne Norwood
Center offers mandatory course
for children operating boats
Florida law now mandates that children 16 years
of age and younger must complete an eight-hour
boating course to legally operate a water craft.
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will
offer the course at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 19 and
20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the facility, 407 Magno-
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The class is open to youth ages 12 to 16 and par-
ents may attend.
The cost of the Boat Smart Course is $16 and
includes the course book and exam. Those interested
are encouraged to register in advance because class
size is limited.
Call Diana Robinson at the Center at 778-1908
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that was ...
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Manatee team looking
good for Williamsport
Manatee East is now two wins away from
Williamsport and a spot in the Little League World
Series. They get Monday and Tuesday off after win-
ning three straight games against teams from Missis-
- sippi, Louisianna and North Carolina.
The boys from Bradenton completely over-
whelmed Picayune LL of Mississippi 15-2 behind
Lastings Milledge's pitching and hitting.
On the mound, Milledge threw a complete-game
four-hitter while giving up only two runs to earn the
win. Milledge helped himself at the plate by going 2-
for-3 with two homers and six RBIs.
Manatee East came back on Friday to defeat Lake
Charles American Little League of Louisianna 3-0
behind the pitching efforts of Ryan Kennedy. Kennedy
pitched a masterful two-hit shutout to earn the win for
It seems that a different player comes through in each
game that Manatee East plays. In Thursday's win, it was
Lastings Milledge and Friday's hero was Ryan Kennedy
so it should not be a surprise to see Rod Harper leading
the way. Manatee trailed in a game for the first time in the
Southeast Regionals by a score of 2-1 before Harper
stepped up to the plate in the top of the third inning with
Larry Cobb and Mike Cucci on base and blasted a three-
run homer off the scoreboard in right field to take a 4-2
lead they would not relinquish.
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Thursday night for the right to go to Williamsport.
A kick in the grass
In the wake of last week's article in this newspa-
per on the multipurpose soccer/baseball field, I'm ask-
ing all parents of children who play these sports to call
the members of the Holmes Beach Commission to fight
for a field to play on.
As 1 mentioned last week, there has been enough
talk about the field and not enough action. I implore
everyone involved to work through any differences to
get this field built as soon as possible.
Youth, adult soccer, too
Boys and girls ages five through 16 years are in-
vited to gear up for the 1997 Fall Youth Soccer League
at a five-day instructional camp the the Anna Maria
Island Community Center next week.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
July 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a boat fire three miles west of Anna
Maria Island. The call turned out to be a false alarm.
July 26, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 26, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
'ten warning for not having the vessel's registration on
board and not having a fire extinguisher.
July 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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18, through Friday, Aug. 22. Advance registration is
open at the Center. All players must be registered by
Friday, Aug. 15.
Coaches for the camp will be members of the four-
county champion Island Football Club. The camp fee
will be $20 for Center members or $25 for non-mem-
bers. An annual youth membership costs $5, or $30 for
a family membership.
Camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt to go
along with excellent instruction in soccer fundamen-
tals, tactics and conditioning. All campers are required
to wear shin guards.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
The Island Football Club is currently holding prac-
tices for their upcoming season at the Center on
Wednesday and Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. Lace up the
boots and come on out if you're interested in playing
competitive, adult soccer.
If you have sports news or are interested in play-
ing soccer, call Kevin P. Cassidy at 778-3153.
boat in the Manatee River. Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
sel 22086001 responded and towed the vessel to safe
July 26, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 27, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled personal water-
craft in Little Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat re-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 13, 1997 K PAGE 19 I]
i; .Come see 'The Jungal Book'
Visit a jungle water hole and see first-hand how wild animals
share their world in the Chapel Players Children's Theater
presentation of "The Jungal Book" by Edward Mast. Starring
Island and area children of all ages, "The Jungal Book" will
Fbe performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15, 16 and
17 and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21, 22,
'A. 23 and 24 in the chapel of Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Thursday through
Saturday peRformances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday feature 2 p.m.
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"n ". m e miay be pre-purchased daily, except Sundays, beginning
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iE PAGE 20 0 AUGUST 13, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Deep summer, high heat, dead Medflies
By Bob Ardren
The "west wind summer" is definitely back as we
enter the heart of our hurricane and heat season. That
means a few morning showers and very few or no af-
ternoon thunderstorms to cool off temperatures here on
Good rains are being reported east of Interstate 75,
but sea breezes keep most of them from reaching us.
Here's hoping weather patterns change as we face the
final weeks of August and all the heat of September.
Commission says "maybe"
S The Manatee County Commission has agreed to
explore developing a beach water-testing program that
could include three or four sites on the Island. It ap-
pears to be a good start.
Mentioned as possible testing sites on the Island
include Bean Point, Manatee County Public Beach in
Holmes Beach, as well as Cortez and Coquina beaches
in Bradenton Beach.
Pushed by Commissioners Jonathan Bruce and
Amy Stein, county staff will develop a proposed pro-
gram and present it to the commission where skeptics
such as Commissioners Pat Glass and Stan Stephens
will decide whether they can support the program.
Here's hoping they see the wisdom of the program,
which would be similar to those used by Pinellas,
Hillsborough and Sarasota counties.
Medflies a longer look
Tip of the hat to the Tampa Tribune for finally lay-
ing out plainly just how badly handled the Medfly epi-
Winners in the Aug. 9 horseshoe games were
Herb Ditzel of Anna Maria and Gene Snedeker
of Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Ron Pepka
of Anna Maria and Charlie Sierra of Bradenton,
who is "80-plus-years-young."
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Aug 13 7:42 2.4 12:16 1.4 10:59 1.5 3:22 0.5
Aug 14 8:45 2.5 1:18 1.4 11:53 1.6 4:21 0.3
Aug 15 9:44 2.6 2:35 1.5 5:12 0.2
Aug 16 12:32 1.6 3:38- 1.4 10:40a' 2.7 5:54 0.1
Aug 17 1:01 1.7 4:34 1.3 11:32a' 2.8 6:32 0.2
FM Aug 18 1:23 1.7 5:31 1.2 12:21 2.8 7:11 0.2
Aug 19 1:48 1.8 6:23 1.0 1:11 2.7 7:45 0.4
Aug 20 2:14 1.9 7:17 0.9 2:02 2.5 8:15 0.6
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sode has been this summer. State and federal officials
spent $26 million to wipe out the critter-in our part of
the state, along with untold and uncounted other crea-
The toll on birds, butterflies and bees and the
critters that depend on them in the food chain will
never be known.
Citizen complaints of being sprayed with
malathion were either ignored or treated with contempt.
It was government at its worst, and everything was jus-
tified by a state of "emergency."
In an editorial Monday, the Tribune wrote that "the
people of West Central Florida don't like being sprayed
and didn't appreciate the Florida Agriculture
Department's high-handed conduct. The agency must
come up with a more effective and citizen-friendly
strategy for detecting and controlling Medflies."
Egmont turtles famous
Egmont Key's turtles made the Associated Press
wires this week with a story about beach erosion and
tides washing out the sea turtle nests. As you probably
know, turtles are doing well here on the Island this
year, but the steep and narrow beaches on Egmont tend
to wash out in strong tides and take the eggs in the nests
The AP article blamed man-made erosion of the
Egmont beaches for the loss of about half the 66 nests
recorded on the key thus far this summer. Exactly how
man caused this erosion was left unexplained. Old-tim-
ers tell me Egmont beaches have always been steep,
and washouts have always been common there.
Orimulsion's back again
The governor and cabinet will be discussing
Orimulsion again at a Sept. 9 meeting and ManaSota-
88, which led the fight to defeat its use in Manatee
County the first time, needs your help again.
Florida Power & Light simply won't let the issue
drop and you've probably noticed lots of articles and
mentions about the controversial fuel in the local me-
dia lately. It's important to remember that the problems
connected with transporting and burning the stuff
haven't gone away, though.
And here you thought FPL was beaten on the sub-
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ject when the cabinet rejected its use in Florida last
year. Right now Orimulsion isn't approved for use any-
where in the entire United States, but FPL is going to
make another stab right here in our backyard. So we
can be the "guinea pigs."
If you agree that Orimulsion should not be burned
in our local power plant, take a minute to write, fax, call
or e-mail the governor and cabinet telling them to keep
Orimulsion out of Florida. At a time when European
countries are outright banning ingredients in
Orimulsion, our waters are way too precious to gamble
for FPL's profit.
The Honorable Lawton Chiles, Governor, Room
726 The Capitol, Tallahassee FL 32399-0001. Cabinet
office phone: 904 488-5152. FAX: 904 921-6311. E-
mail not 'in use. Secretary of State E-
Listen up, you sailors who've traveled to Cuba.
Southwinds Magazine is hosting a "Cuba Travelers
Reunion and Celebration" Aug. 23 in St. Petersburg.
Sounds like a good chance to compare notes, tales and
plans with outlaws like yourselves.
Scheduled from 6 p.m. until midnight, the gather-
ing is billed as "an informal backyard party," at 800
34th Ave. S. in St. Pete. (That's between Lake
Maggiore and Big Bayou.) Authentic home-cooked
chicken and yellow rice with tostones, salad and Cuban
bread dinner ($6) will be served at 7 p.m. Beer and
wine will be available for an extra charge.
So here's a chance to chat again with some of those
folks you met during a trip to Cuba. and all proceeds
will go to a good cause, Cuba Vive. RSVP's are re-
quested and can be called to 813 825-0343 or faxed to
Last call for START
As mentioned here a month or so ago. Solutions To
Avoid Red Tide is looking for boaters willing to help
in monitoring red tide blooms offshore next week.
Volunteers will make one offshore trip to gather water
samples for the program.
If you can help, give a call to START President
Rob Haglund at 378-4180.
See you next week.
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Reds, grouper, snapper best summer angling bets
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Reports of tarpon are staring to wane, although
there are still a few silver kings biting off the beaches
and passes. The best bet still is redfish, though, with
grouper and snapper action remaining stable offshore.
Jack at the Rod and Reel Pier said Larry Sweeten
caught and released an 18-pound snook Saturday.
Other pier fishers are catching a lot of mackerel, man-
grove snapper, redfish and black drum.
Angela at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching mackerel and lots of pinfish.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II is finding action improving this week, with
reds being caught up to 30 inches in length, speckled
trout up to 20 inches, flounder at 18 inches and lots of
pompano, bluefish and mangrove snapper. He was able
to get his charter onto some small cobia while trout
fishing, too, and Capt. Zack if finding white bait plen-
tiful and getting bigger.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's find-
ing good-sized red grouper in about 80 feet of water in
the Gulf, and a few big mangrove snapper on the
deeper ledges. Jewfish are becoming a problem on the
artificial reefs it's hard to get the snapper past them
without the jewfish taking a snack as the snapper is
reeled past. He's also having good luck with big Span-
ish mackerel on live sardines.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's getting lots and lots of
redfish and catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow said Jerry Schinder caught a
120-pound tarpon while fishing with him, a silver king
big enough to take third place in the Suncoast Tarpon
Round-up in St. Petersburg.
On my boat Magic we've been going offshore a lot
and doing well on amberjack, boating some up to 50
pounds. We're also finding lots of mangrove and lane
snapper and red grouper up to 15 pounds.
Jack at the Cortez Fishing Center said Chase
Shapeau of New Orleans, while on his first boat-bound
fishing trip, caught a nine-pound jack and two snook in
Terra Ceia Bay. He was using shiners as bait.
On the Grand Slam, charters are bringing in nice-
sized red grouper, 12-pound black grouper and lots of
school dolphin, mostly in about 100 feet of water. They
also brought in a 40-pound amberjack last week.
On the Neva-Miss with Capt. Kurt Morrision and
Capt. Jason Hensell, gag grouper and kingfish were the
order of the week, with a few lane snapper and trigger-
fish, too. The big fish were caught trolling between 12
and 25 miles out in the Gulf.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
also finding lots of reds and catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya is getting his charters onto
Great Fishing B 1 Deep Sea
Fun & Sun Inshore
For All Ages Fishing
Docked at the Cortez Fishing Center
Phone (941) 792-5835 Pager (941) 506-9526
Curt & Sue Morrison, Owners Jason Henzell, Captain
catch-and-release snook, redfish and trout, with reds
being the best bet.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said tarpon are all
but gone, but there are still a few lonely silver kings
hanging around. Backwater fishers are doing well with
redfish and trout, while offshore anglers are bringing
A rack of
t This trio of anglers
brought back some nice-
SJ sized redfish, proving
that summer redfishing is
one of the best things you
can do on the water.
Pictured, from left, are
Shane Sawmiller, Jack
Smith and Brian Schultz,
new owner of Brian's
Sunnyside Up Cafe in
back lots of grouper.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are
reporting lots of small sharks at night, morning Span-
ish mackerel and mangrove snapper, a few flounder
and yellowtails throughout the day.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
MRS. CLEAN LIVES HERE! Total redo on this West
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SPECTACULAR SUNSETS! Luxurious bayfront 2BR/
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private elevator, two-car garage, pool. $245,000. Call
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HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Large fenced lot,
3BR/2BA, fireplace, two-car garage. Wheelchair ac-
cessible. Custom built for present owner. More than
1,800 s.f. for $229,900.
DEEDED BOAT SLIP 2BR/2BA, garage, Richmond
home in excellent condition. $139,900.
RARELY AVAILABLE AT GULFFRONT SUN PLAZA
WEST 2BR/2BA heated pool, elevator, secured lobby,
tennis, covered parking. Priced for sale this season.
Furniture negotiable. $175,000.
GULFFRONT 22-UNIT APARTMENT MOTEL 110 ft. of
white, sandy beachfront plus "private beach." Heated
pool, recent improvements. If you are a serious buyer,
compare and you will own this "one-of-a-kind" value.
C-2 VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT 100x 90 ft. on Gulf
Drive. Steps to beach. $150,000. Can add adjacent du-
plex 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA at $210,000.
COMMERCIAL ZONED DUPLEX Steps to beach. 2BR/
2BA completely renovated, garage, new kitchen and
2BR/1BA rented. Large covered patios. $210,000. Ad-
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vironmental preserve and bay. Pools, tennis, club-
house, and security. MLS 23513 $99,900
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo
Bradenton Condo 3BR/2BA $725 mo
Perico Bay Club 2BR/pool $850mo
Gulf Horizons 1BR/1BA furn $650 mo
Coquina Beach Club
efficiency furnished $800 mo
Mango Park 4BR/3BA pool $2,000 mo
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matching p eoff Hl' p erties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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2BR/2BA West Bradenton home $800-900mth
2BR/2BA Condo / beautiful bay view $850wk
2BR2BA 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
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
PRIVATE PIER AND PARK on Palma Sola Bay Walk to the causeway beaches. Best buy ever at $69,900. Priced $15,000
under appraisal. Spacious 2BR/2BA condo. No age restrictions. Call Karen or Bob Lohse for details 778-0766 ext. 204.
BEACH SUNSETS ARE WAITING FOR YOU from this Key West-style home in the City of Anna Maria. Gulf views from the
master suite. 3BR/2BA with pool. Just steps from the beach! Call Karin Stephan for your private tour today, 388-1267. #20674.
GREAT WEST PALMETTO LOCATION 3BR/2BA home with privacy fence in the backyard. Good family neighborhood. Close
to schools. Includes, refrigerator, stove, window treatments, and dishwasher. Two-car garage with inside utility room. $79,900
#21202. Call June Gilley anytime, 792-0758.
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3BR/2BA. Totally renovated Key Royale home, including all
electrical work and plumbing pipes. Also includes new fire-
place, tile throughout the home and new white carpet in the
master bedroom. Elegant, customized master bath with bidet,
Jacuzzi tub and shower. Turnkey furnished. Two-car garage,
boat dock and close to the beach. #KS23689. $299,000.
Located directly on Sarasota Bay with unobstructed
views of Sarasota and Longboat Key. Spacious water-
front home priced Right at $330,000. Ask for details.
Karen and Bob Lohse for details 778-0766 ext. 204.
WHAT A GREAT CATCH!!!
Enjoy relaxing days in this 2BR/
2BA home located on a deep-wa-
ter canal with a great dock for fish-
ing. Entertain anytime of the year
on the party deck along side the
caged pool. Also enjoy the great
views of Tampa Bay. $219,900.
#DP21348. Call Don Pampuch
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CANALFRONT IN ANNA MARIA
A 2BR/2BA split design home with two-car
garage, canalfront Florida room with breakfast
bar to kitchen, dock. $199,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
GREAT GULF VIEW!
Panoramic view of Gulf from upstairs unit in this du-
plex. Only 150 ft. to choice beach! Includes 2BR/2BA
with additional 3BR/2BA on first-floor. Priced same as
a single-family home in this location. Two for the price
of one at $419,500.
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This lovely cedar chalet is in a secluded neighbor-
hood within walking distance to the Gulf. 3BR/
2BA with large master suite on third floor. Don't
miss this opportunity to live on the north end of
Anna Maria Island. Priced to sell at just $229,900.
BEST BUY This 2BR/2BA elevated home is lo-
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Anna Maria. 27 ft. dock with water and electric
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A ISLAND R CLASSlDI F IE D S
MOVING SALE! Everything must go! Clothes, books,
furniture, kitchen, everything! Sale through Sept.
(941) 778-0535 or 778-0045.
WASHER/DRYER SET work great. A bargain at
$200. Sofa and chair, good condition $200. Will sepa-
rate. 779-2245 or (813) 258-2411.
QUEEN BED SET mirrored headboard with storage,
2 mirrored night stands, armoire (44w x 52h), dresser
with mirrors (68"w). Must see! Cost $2,500, sell for
$500. Computer desk with printer stand $50. Coffee
table, 58" x 22" solid wood with storage $60. Hard-
back wooden armchair $45. Call 778-7548.
AVON PRODUCTS Skin-So-Soft lines, skin-care
products, Anew cosmetics. Catalog. Allow 3 weeks
delivery or express. Call Alison, 383-6201.
ADJUSTABLE SINGLE BED electric control. A bargain
at $100. Located in Holmes Beach. Call 748-8566.
QUEEN SLEEPER/SOFA teal, excellent condition
$325. Matching recliner with massage $125 or both
for $400. Call 753-1523.
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
BEDS FULL SIZE crib-oak $35. Youth bed $35.
Two twin beds with box springs $35 each. 779-1801.
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
BENEFIT YARD SALE for the Florida Veterans. Sat.,
Aug. 16, 9-1. Living rooms, dinettes, chairs, king/
queen/twin size beds, bar stools and more. All in
great condition. 511 Key Royale Dr. Any donations
prior to Sat. are greatly appreciated. Thank you for
your support. Please call Cathi at 778-4198.
YARD SALE Sat., Aug. 16, 9-noon. Furniture, house-
hold goods, shells, odds and ends. 206 69th St.,
LOST LUXOTTICA PRESCRIPTION sunglasses.
Magnolia Ave. beach area. Reward. 778-1650.
FOUND CIGARETTE LIGHTER with Vietnam en-
graving, on bayside near pier. Phone 747-1017.
FOUND WHITE PARAKEET Sat., Aug. 2 on 28th
Street beach. Call 778-5143.
NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
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ters. Each side can be sold separately. $549,000. $84,900. Others available on or off water from
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Walk the beach everyday! Direct gulf front
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New Listing! Rare Opportunity! Two Gulf
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FLORIDA VETERANS is seeking resale furniture,
appliances and other consumer goods. You receive
a tax receipt and free pickup. Cathi 778-4198 or of-
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
1993 FORD RANGER XLT 4 cylinder, 5 speed, bed
liner, new CD stereo, excellent condition. $5,900
OBO. Call 778-0682.
1983 HONDA CX 650 3,700 miles. Doesn't run but
good project bike. $300. 779-2061.
CONVERTIBLE 1984 CHEVY Cavalier. Only 2 own-
ers, lots of fun. $1,895 OBO. 778-2864.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Direct
Gulffront condominium. Heated pool, spa,
sauna. Turnkey furnished, new carpeting and
furniture. Very good income producer as
well. MLS#23861. $299,000. Lynn Hostetler
* 3BR/2BA Canal home................ $375,000
* 3BR/2BA Key Royale, w/pool... $249,000
* Gulffront shows like new ......... $299,000
* 2BR/2BA Canalfront .................... $89,900
* Waterway 3BR/2BA................... $159,900
* Coquina Beach Club Studio ........ $76,900
* Anna Maria Island Club..........:. $255,000
CANAL HOME with boathouse, lift and
dock. 3BR/3BA turnkey furnished..Lanai,
entertainment area, heated pool. Updated tile
kitchen, den and family room. Oversized
two-car garage with workshop. Tropical yard
with fruit trees. $375,000.
Dick Maher or Dave Jones. MLS #23467
WAREHOUSE- Downtown Palmetto
12,000 sq. ft................................. $250,000
LOT- Three plus acres next to DeSoto
M all ......................................... $750,000
S* MOTEL- 10 units, north Holmes Beach
* SIX UNIT RESORT ..................... $398,000
* INCOME- Four units.................... $99,900
S(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
DIRECT BAYFRONT NEWLY LISTED
Newly listed 2BR cottage on a 50x130 lot with Quality built 3BR/2BA residence in city of
fantastic views and boat dock. Zoned R-3. Anna Maria with great room design, vaulted
Needs TLC. Call David Moynihan 778-2246 ceilings, skylight and walking distance to
or eves 778-7976. beach. Offered at $229,500. Call David
Moynihan 778-2246 or eves. 778-7976.
Newly listed 2BR/1BA concrete block resi-
dence on 50x100 lot with short walk to bay
or beach. Needs TLC. Offered at $99,500.
Call David Moynihan at 778-2246 or eves.
Just listed, ground floor, 2BR/1BA clean,
bright and inviting condo with heated pool
and low maintenance fees. offered at
$77,900. Call Ed Olivera 778-2246 or eves.
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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-
MODERN HOUSEBOAT for sale. 3BR, galley, 2BA
and shower, new bottom. Call 778-0021 or 778-3013.
WANTED TO BUY Deeded boat slip on Anna Maria
Island. Call (800) 927-3979 between 8 and 5, Mon. -
TWO DAVITS FOR SALE 1,000 lb.. each. Pair $800
or $450 each. Call Phil at 778-8281.
23' AQUARIUS SAILBOAT with sails and outboard
motor. Handyman special. $1,500 OBO. 778-0085 or
1994 SEADOO GTI 3-seater, good condition. $1,800,
negotiable. Call 778-0750 after 4:30 pm.
1985 CHECKMATE EXCITER 18.5 ft., 175 hp. Mer-
cury Black Max, ski pylon and Load Rite trailer. Runs
well. $2,800 OBO. Also 1989 Kawasaki SX300 jet ski
and trailer. Rebuilt motor, runs well. $800. 779-2061.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
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3011 Ave. F, Holmes Beach................... $335,000
Two-story duplex with outstanding Gulf views. 2BR/
1 BA first floor; 1 BR/1 BA second floor. Steps to beach.
Call Carla Price 718-0770 eves.
609 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach........ $210,000
Immaculate 2BR/2BA home with family room and large
caged pool. Beautifully landscaped. Great view! Call
Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.
761 Penfield St., Longboat Key............. $299,000
3BR/2BA canalfront home. Cathedral ceiling, fireplace,
spacious screened porch overlooking canal. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach ........... $280,000
3BR/3BA home located one lot off of Key Royale Pass.
Oversized double garage, sprinkler system, boat dock.
Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
632 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach .... $279,900
3BR/3BA island-style home. Interesting angles, open-
design with marble fireplace, pool, dock and boat lift.
Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
613 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach..... $239,000
updated 3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with
dock and davits. New carpet, interior paint,
kitchen cabinets and lighting. Call Frank Migliore
313 Magnolia, Anna Maria ....................... $199,800
2BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceilings, indoor
utility, workshop and storage room, sprinkler system.
Call Darcie Duncan 779-2290 eves.
2016 91st St. N,W., Bradenton ................ $324,000
Custom-built pool home, 3-4BR/3.5BA, 12 foot ceil-
ings, Corian countertops, ceramic-tile floors. Call
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
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.,
BUSY VACATION/APARTMENT rental office re-
quires person with excellent computer, typing and
telephone skills. Must be able to work under pres-
sure. Duties include processing reservations, cus-
tomer relations, telephone sales. Salary commensu-
rate to experience and efficiency. Call Jenny at 778-
0817 or 778-3053.
PRESCHOOL TEACHER with degree and/or CDA.
Full or part time, great working conditions. Send re-
sume to PO Box 903, Anna Maria FL 34216.
WAITRESS WANTED part time. Call Tip of the Island
FEMALE 18-35 TO HELP physically-handicapped
teenager, Mon.-Fri. 4-6, Fri, eves. 6-midnight. Must
be dependable, strong, fun personality. $6 hr. Pos-
sible live-in. 778-4473, leave message.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Get
involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
HI! I AM A 10-YEAR old boy willing to do some odd
jobs around the house. I'll even walk the dog, feed
any pets, etc. So give me a call at 778-5726.
7TH GRADE BABYSITTER reliable and responsible,
experienced with kids of all ages from 8 weeks old to
10 years old. Call Brittani at 778-8362.
TUTOR AND/OR BABYSITTER 7th grader, "A "stu-
dent. Experienced, creative and patient. Extremely
responsible. Please call Michele at 778-1599.
12-YEAR OLD boy needs something to do. Will work
for reasonable prices. Call 778-6812.
CERTIFIED PRIVATE DUTY home-health aide. Ex-
perienced. Full time/part time, relief, terminal cases,
specialty. Capable and caring. 778-1982, leave mes-
I'M AN EXPERIENCED, COMPASSIONATE male
care-giver. Will care for male, female, couple. What
are your needs? Call 779-1043.
QUALIFIED HOME-HEALTH aide experienced in
tender-care. Given by an older, responsible woman,
non-drinking or smoking. Excellent Island references.
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-
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more. Pro-
tect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an eye
on your home or rental while you're gone. Free esti-
mate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs and
remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-3089.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Residential, commercial, homes, condos,
rentals, offices, move in/out, windows. Call for esti-
mate. Beverly 778-1945.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
I RR D d Real Estate Broke
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
NEWER KEY WEST-STYLE HOME. Gorgeous views of
Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish Key. Garage accommodates
6 cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot can be rented or used
by house guests. $439,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R23607
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, 761-0273. C21702
ELEGANT WHITE BRICK RIVERFRONT
RESIDENCE. 5BR pool home. Oak floors,
family room, formal dining room, guest
quarters above garage. $950,000. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. R19968
MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE 4BR or
5BR, completely renovated, wood floors,
crown moldings, French doors, fireplace.
Spacious family room overlooks pool, dock
and grounds. $599,900. Kathy Marcinko,
MANATEE RIVERFRONT. 4BR/3-1/2B.
Must see inside to truly appreciate this spa-
cious traditional residence and fine ap-
pointments. New dock. $469,900. Barry
and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R22176
WALK TO GULF BEACH. 4BR/3B furnished townhouse.
Cathedral ceilings, balcony. Community dock, 2 heated pools
and tennis. $164,900. Jeanette Rampone, 747-3364. C21507
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULF-FRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment
property. $590,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
NORTHWEST BRADENTON'S NEW-
EST COMMUNITY. Large lagoon with
access to Palma Sola Bay from 2
homesites. Priced from $150,000 to
$i99,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354.
Available properties by the week
or by the month from Anna Maria
Island to Venice. Call one of our
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anln Maria Island Centre Slhops
BRAND NEW Northwest Bradenton
home. 4BR/3B, coral fireplace, tile
throughout. Master bath with marble tub
and sink, loaded with extras. Lush land-
scaping. $249,900. Van Bourgois, 761-
CUTE HOME NEEDS A FAMILY. 3BR,
fruit trees, fenced yard. Room for expan-
sion, Convenient westside location.
$57,900. Anne Miller, 792-6475. R16532
GO WEST. One block to the bay and
close to the beach. 2BR updated home
situated on 85x155' +/- lot. Plenty of
room for your boat, RV and new pool.
$94,900 Anne Miller, 792-6475.
3224 East Bay Drive, Holme s Bah lrd 41 917865 ii u st nteItre t
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS I 1
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
A ie We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
77841345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
1 1Established 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
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
cRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
UP TO 75% OFF
Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years Local References Insured
AP TY DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
*The Traveling Floor Store"
SAVE MONEY ~ Best prices guaranteed!
STRY HOME We'll come to you!
CALL NOW ~ We'll be right over 778-7311
Island owned and operated by Ed Kirn
Check our web site: www.corpetnetwork.com
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.
I*i aEti n I ENAS-oniue
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL We are tak-
ing registration for the Fall. You are welcome to come
by and visit our school. 5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. Phone 778-2967.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND Maintenance Licensed,
bonded, insured. Homes, offices, condos, seasonals,
weekly or one time. "Our business is always picking
up." Call Rick at 778-2864.
MOBILE POLISHING SERVICE Will meticulously
detail your car, boat or aircraft with an acrylic-Teflon
420 BOATWORKS Boat detailing wash, wax, pol-
ish, buff, teak and varnish. Dockside service and
rates by the foot. Call now! (941) 778-7109.
SECRETARIAL SERVICES Correspondence, bro-
chures, presentations, mass mailings, spreadsheets,
etc. Reasonable rates. Call Linda at 761-0008.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
GEORGE SCHULZ Lawn Care. Family owned and
operated. Quality service and dependable Island
resident. Insured. (941) 778-0948.
YOUNG RETIREE will cut small lawns with perfec-
tion. Reliable and reasonable. Call 792-7605.
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.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free'
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. 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.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
SCREEN REPAIR, painting, roof coating/repairs,
drywall, carpentry, ceramic tile work. Ceiling fans
installed, security lights. Quality work, low prices.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. Close to beach
and shopping. 2BR/1BA apartment, washer/dryer
hookup, new appliances, residential neighborhood.
$675 mo. 795-7805.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
2BR, first-floor. No pets/smoking. Full furnished.
Wk./mo. Also available 1997/98 winter. 778-7107.
GULFFRONT BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, sleeps
6, fully furnished on Holmes Beach. $425 wk. or
$1,350 mo. Call 748-1600.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BEACHFRONT Charming
2BR apartment, cable, microwave, porch, sundeck.
No pets. Perfect vacation spot. Weekly. 778-3143.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR excel-
lent 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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Beachfront condo,
Apr. 1998. 2BR, non-smoking unit. $900 wk. (813)
ANNUAL CUTE 2BR/1BA upper duplex. 8108
Gulf Drive. $650 mo. plus $650 security includes
water, trash, cable. Available Sept. 1. 778-6198 or
2BR/2BA ELEVATED lakeside duplex. Turnkey.
Annual $750 mo. or seasonal $1,500. Was owner
occupied. All amenities. 362-0737.
3BR/2BA HOUSE ON CANAL in Key Royale.
$1,100 mo. Plus 3BR/2BA townhouse available for
summer and fall. Call 778-3395, 778-9221.
SECLUDED 2BR/2BA furnished condo. Covered
parking, pool, bayview, near beach, extra storage.
$850 mo. Call 723-6802.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA steps to beach. $450 mo. plus
$600 security includes water, garbage. No children
or pets. References essential. Call 778-8436. ..
PIRATES DEN Holmes Beach. 1BR turnkey-fur-
nished. Available now for short-term rental. Also
booking 1BR for winter season. Phone 778-4368.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Largc 1BR/1BA im-
maculate. Will rent furnished for $700 mo. or unfur-
nished $625 mo. Excellent location. 778-5143.
ANNUAL RENTAL at 5400 Condominium. 1BR/1 BA
partially-furnished, ground-floor unit. Two pools,
Gulffront complex. $650 mo. Call Smith Realtors,
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA elevated duplex, close
to beach. $650 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
BAYFRONT Sandy Pointe, Perico Bay Club. 2BR/
2BA annuals. Call Dolly at 778-0807 or 778-5427. T.
Dolly Young & Associates, Realtor.
Interior and Exterior Painting
Specializing in Faux and Custom Finishes
Furniture Restoration and Refinishing
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal or monthly rental.
Single-story home, 3BR/BA canalfront with dock.
Short walk to beach. All you need is your personal
items. Available Sept. through Dec. Call (941) 688-
9281 or (941) 683-4703.
BEST GULFVIEWS beachfront, exclusive area, unique
home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite, beautifully fur-
nished. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk., nightly also. 778-0990.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEWS nicely furnished 2BR
small cottage on quiet, dead end street along Gulf.
$650 mo. annual. Washer/dryer. Quaint. 778-0990.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA RANCH 1,800 sq. ft. on channel
with dock, appliances, washer/dryer, lawn service.
$1,300 mo. plus deposit. 778-1954.
ANNUAL CHARMING STUDIO across from Gulf.
Remodeled, cozy, wood floors, open-beam ceilings.
Historic Village, excellent location. Only $435 mo.
Won't last! 778-7273.
3BR HOME ACROSS street from beach. Completely
remodeled, dishwasher, washer, dryer, central AC,
carport. Annual $800 mo. Call 778-4050 or (941)
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA ELEVATED home in Anna Maria
City. Home has two-car garage, plenty of storage,
dishwasher, washer/dryer. No pets. $975 mo. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate (941) 778-1450.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex apartment in
Holmes Beach. Covered parking, storage, close to
beach. No pets. $650 mo. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate (941) 778-1450.
PAYING $600 OR MORE rent? We need to talk. Call
first-time home buyer counselors: Sandy Greiner/
Barb Turner,.Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
BRING YoUR TOOTHBRUSH! Large, furnished
2BH annual, steps to beach. $750 mo. includes utili-
ties, laundry. You pay phone/cable. 778-2864.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY available now Oct.
Steps to beach. $1,10 wk. 778-2864.
MARTINIQUE PERICO BAY CLUB: monthly, sea-
sonal, annual. All remodeled, pools, tennis, security,
QBR/2BA Gulffront/lakefront. 795-3885.
SLEEPING RuoosMwTH private bath and entry. Lim-
ited kitchen privileges. Phone not included. $100 wk.,
first, last, security. References required. 778-4192.
ROOMMATES WANTED Nice house to share lo-
cated in Holmes Beach. Pay weekly, small deposit.
Please call Linda at 778-0551.
WANTED Male (non-smoker/non-drinker/no pets)
seeks clean, quiet, 1 or 2BR apartment with possible
boat dock annually under $600. Call 778-0058.
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 SUNDAY 1-4. North Beach Village $159,950.
3BR/2BA, furnished, Berber carpeting, community
pool, double garage, near beach. 6323 Gulf Dr. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt, Coldwell Banker, 778-2261.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
PALMA SOLA BLVD. Bayfront Mediterranean on two
lots. 5BR/5.5BA +/- 6,500 living, 9,300 total sq. ft. Six-
car garage, triple pool, 3 stories with glass elevator.
24K fixtures, lots of marble, 3-zone AC/heat, etc. etc.
Magnificent. $790,000 OBO. Terms. By owner. Mr. &
Mrs. Kerper, (941) 795-4432.
PINES TRAILER PARK mobile home with lanai.
Remodeled in 1996, completely furnished, walk to
beach. $21,500. (941) 778-3752.
SPECTACULAR INTRACOASTAL Waterway views
from a 28-ft. screened deck. A custom-built elevated
home only 3 years old. 3BR/2BA, gourmet kitchen,
top-of-the-line appliances, two-car garage. You will
enjoy sunrise and water views from nearly every
room. All for only $215,000. 2202 Avenue A,
Bradenton Beach. Phone 778-2960.
2BR/2BA KEY ROYALE home. Corner canal lot.
New kitchen, baths, tile floors, barrel-tile roof, deck,
dock, hot tub, seawall, lanai. 778-2409.
MOBILE HOME for sale. Near beach, roof over, cen-
tral air, newly painted, furnished. Must see to appre-
ciate. Call (941) 739-6193.
DUPLEX BY OWNER 206 Peacock Lane, Holmes
Beach. 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA, elevated, new AC,
two-car garage. $179,000. Call 792-1214.
$119,900 HOME PLUS APARTMENT Very charm-
ing, lots of natural wood, private and shady backyard,
easy walk to beach. Yvonn Higgins, Re/Max
DON'T BUY A CONDO until you talk to Yvonne. My
experience, research, and 100's of photos can help you
zero in on the one that fits your budget and lifestyle.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
YOU PAINT IT, WE'LL PLANT IT Owner says sell his
Island dream home! Nearly-new and needs finishing
touches. Owner gives allowance for exterior paint and
agents provide gift certificate toward landscaping.
Open-floor plan with vaulted ceilings, top-of-the-line
appliance package, central vac, intercom, security sys-
tem and garage your husband has dreamed about! All
only 400' to Gulf. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/
Max Gulfstream, (941) 778-7777.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising
herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national ori-
gin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under age of 18 liv-
ing with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not
knowing accept any advertising for real estate which is in viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportu-
nity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-
800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
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NAL Custom-built 4BR/3BA home on deep-wa-
ter canal. Community pool, tennis courts. Over
3,500 sq. ft. of living area. Four-car garage with
plenty of storage area. $549,900. Call Mary Ann
ISLAND GARDEN COMMUNITY VJesit.3,
Cove Lusr landscape heated p.ol lenrni.
Brighl lirsi-lloor 2BR 2BA .:.,rner unil uprlit-ed
and perfect fo'r '.acaiiw n or 'ear rui:.L d ir..rin
$14-1.900 Call Bob or Lu Rhoder
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ISLAND FOUR-PLEX 4 nice 2BR/1.5BA
townhouses steps to beach. Gulf and bayviews
from 30x30 sundeck, private courtyards. Units
can be sold separately. $340,000. Call Chard
GULF-TO-BAY COMMUNITY Lo,.1, 2L6R JBA
rsi .llo, _r unI in freenri, I "lull *-'-B.i :.:-im m unit,.
Inr ludes. i lubDn:.u e hre dei p.:-, l pr.die hl'.ninr,
pier ard Gull adCCes 'i 8 5'00 Cll Su.., rn H:-l-
PINE BAY FOREST'S BEST VIEW 2BR .B2
win co,,ered parking p.:l auna :spa ienr,,i
COurls .erw o0 fay lr':rm hivin_ room Er lra cE or-
age and w.lk in tc- i.etl $S 8 .11u Call H r.r;:ld
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Custom-built 4BR/3BA
home. Great room with fireplace. Loft for com-
puter area. Award winning yard and room for
pool. Extensive ceramic tile. $323,000. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt.
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lennr, club nrart., J4BR '.BA El lio'l.
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FURNISHED CONDO IMMACULATE CONDI-
TION 1BR 1BA conid.:, in adill communir,
rIJr l, pairil.7ed and neiw' ro, r, il-r healer -13 :i .
enclosed l ana' Park n Ir, r,:l .,1 ,- ur undi
'lt 5. Call Paul .1.-irln
TOWNHOUSE ON WATER Westbay Point &
Moorings rarely offered 3BR/3BA, 2,700 sq. ft. of
living area. Italian tile lower floor, upgraded
throughout. Boat dock in front of unit. $215,000.
Call Bobye Chasey,
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10 Tidy Island 3BR 2 5.BA iI..'.rcln o:., ..l ih Iw',.
co qg r .lra e 2t ..': "C0C Ca.ll R ,.e ScL nnrerr
15 Tidy Island 2BR .l'B .eI .:. I-_1 1 on
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25 Tidy Island. E''lqu lie ,'.-ew.'1 i
Sara a. .2BR 2P.- woilli loll 2i.J 5s0 Call
Bbc or Peniir,. Hall
34 Tidy Island Ele-ail L 000 C II hlme
3BRt2.5BA Suiled for eniertaining
$30i9.90j Call Bort. ,:,r Penn,,, Hall
60 Tidy Island 3BR jBA4 vir, inpress'i.e
'.iu .oI Sarasola Bay 2'.94.50'.: I Call Bojt or
80 Tidy Island 3BR 2 SBA large airy rooms .iIh
Io ol iw-. 't$3 0C'00i Call 3 .ob or P.nrn. Hall
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CUSTOM-BUILT HOME ON LARGE LOT LI.-.
ing at ils very, besi 3BR 2BA. two-car garage,
large caged pool. near rea,:nes Formal dining
room, large lol in greal area. fo,er enlrv laundr,
area $199 000 Call Tony Tiberin,
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