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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


SIAI


Island's Publix should open June 17


By Paul Roat
Without hoopla, the doors will open at the Island's
new Publix grocery store at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 17,
according to Publix spokesperson Lee Brunson.
The 27,887-square-foot store will feature a bakery,
seafood market and deli, plus departments devoted to flo-
ral and photo services. The store is at 3700 East Bay Drive
in Holmes Beach, site of the former Island Foods.
Holmes Beach Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works Bill Saunders said Publix' inspections are up to
date and all that's needed is a final inspection of "trim
items, parking and posting of street numbers before the


Anna Maria


pier fix


finalized
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
A new Anna Maria city pier is coming down the
pike. Until then, inspections on the pier have .been
called off at Mayor Chuck Shumard's directive.
According to Public Works Director Phil
Charnock, the city has been approved for the $100,000
federally funded matching grant it applied for in Sep-
tember 1998.
The money will be used to completely restore the
city pier, including replacing pilings and decking.
Charnock says Mary Ann Lee at the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection told him the leg-
islature approved the city's grant application during its
budget session, but the city wouldn't be formally no-
tified until sometime in August.
Charnock said the money may not be available
until October.
Construction could begin as early as January 2000,
but city officials have tossed around the idea of wait-
ing until summer to do the work, he said.
At a pier workshop in April, Commissioner Doug
Wolfe said his constituents weren't as concerned about
the rent as the safety of the pier structure.
Details need to be worked out with restaurant op-
erator John Home, who Charnock said stands to lose a
great deal of profit if the city shuts the pier down dur-
ing winter tourist season.
He said the city will need to close the restaurant for
at least three weeks to complete renovations.
Charnock said he prefers not to wait until the sum-
mer 2000 to begin renovating the pier.
His said more money is needed to complete the
project, which is expected to cost $300,000. Construc-
tion will be performed in phases and additional grant
money can be applied for in the next fiscal year. He
says he doesn't want the city to risk missing out on the
possibility of future funding because the project got off
to a slow start.
Charnock's other reason for delaying is that the
pier needs the city's immediate attention. He said he
and City Clerk Laura Vogel went for lunch at the pier
recently and Vogel tripped on a protruding nail.
The next day he said he sent two city employees to
the pier to secure loose nails.

Inspections halted
According to the current lease, the tenant is respon-
sible for the maintenance of the pier and the city is re-
quired to conduct monthly inspections.
These terms will change with the new lease. The
draft lease divides responsibility between the city and
tenant, with the tenant being responsible only for re-
pairs to the restaurant and the city responsible for re-
pairs made to the structure from the decking down.
PLEASE SEE PIER, NEXT PAGE


certificate of operation is issued as far as the city is
concerned."
Workers with Keene Construction are putting the
finishing touches on the site. Landscaping is in, park-
ing lot finishing touches are completed, internal fix-
tures are being installed and the shelves stocked.
The store will include eight check-out lanes featur-
ing electronic payment systems. Store hours will be 8
a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Manager will be Jeff Williams.
The store will employ about 115 people, most of
them from the area. Publix officials have said that most


of the stores hire up to 90 percent of employees from
the community.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat Geyer said
Publix personnel were in the store Monday, June 7,
putting boxes in the appropriate aisles and one of each
item on a shelf. She said Tuesday 300 stockers were
brought in from out of town to fill the shelves.
Publix was the seventh-largest food volume
company in the United States in 1998, with sales of
$12.1 billion. The Island store is the 599th in the
chain, which has outlets in Florida, Georgia, South
Carolina and Alabama.


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Sail on!
Reid Roak of Holmes Beach holds a beautiful sailfish he caught May 21 on 10-pound-test line while fishing for
grouper 20 miles offshore of Anna Maria Island with his father Buzz Roak. "We always throw chum out trying
to attract something and bonita were hitting the chum and then I saw this bigger fish flash through. I grabbed
the nearest rod with a hook on it and put on a greenback shiner and he bit. Roak said he fought the 50-inch
sail, estimated at 45 pounds, for 30 minutes and it jumped 15 to 20 times. "It was wild. He was healthy, too.
He swam right off when we let him go. Sailfish are occasionally caught in the Gulf but seldom as close to
shore as 20 miles from the Island. Islander Photo: Courtesy Buzz and Reid Roak

Island may seek Gulf Drive


scenic road status from feds


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Some would say a drive down Anna Maria Island
along the Gulf of Mexico couldn't get more scenic, but
it may someday officially be designated as such.
Island officials met last week to learn about the
Florida Scenic Highways Program and decide whether
to engage in the lengthy process to have Gulf Drive
named a scenic highway. Longboat Key officials have
also expressed an interest in the program and were rep-
resented at the meeting.
"The program is to designate Florida roadways as
scenic roadways or highways," explained Bob
Harrington of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization. "I thought of Gulf Drive and its
beautiful beach areas. I know that we're constantly
looking for money for bikeways and sidewalks and I
thought this program would be of interest to elected
officials."
Susan King, Florida Department of Transportation
rural county liaison, said the program began about
three years ago to preserve, maintain, protect and en-
hance Florida's outstanding scenic, cultural, historical,
archaeological, natural and recreational resources.
"This is not a program that DOT is trying to sell or


promote, but we have it available for those who want
to participate," King noted. "It's an exciting program
and it's really good for local government. It's an oppor-
tunity to work together on a plan for the future of that
whole corridor."
King said some of the benefits of the program are
community recognition, economic development of tour-
ism, partnering opportunities and safety improvements.
PLEASE SEE SCENIC ROAD, NEXT PAGE


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Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Island Map .................................. 14
Sports Rap .................................. ........ 16
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 18
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JUNE 9, 1999






j[ PAGE 2 E JUNE 9, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Anna Maria runaway winner in ticket writing


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city is a runaway winner in issuing
parking tickets, outdistancing its sister city of Holmes
Beach by more than nine times despite having one-
third the population.
Anna Maria estimated population 1,800 is-
sued 870 parking tickets in 1998 while Holmes Beach
- estimated population 5,400 issued 94.
Bradenton Beach estimated population 1,600 -
issued 378 parking tickets in 1998.
Most of those were written at Coquina Beach and
Cortez Beach for parking after 10 p.m. when the parks
close, Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby said.
For the first five months of 1999, Anna Maria is-
sued 707 parking tickets, according to city records.
If that trend continues, the city will issue 1,697
parking tickets in 1999 or nearly one for every man,
woman and child who live in Anna Maria.
That number would also nearly double the number
of parking tickets issued in 1998.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said she
thinks she knows why there is such a discrepancy be-
tween the cities.
"These numbers show the advantage of having
a community local police force rather than contract-
ing with the sheriff's department where the officers
have no ties to the island," Whitmore said. "Our
police are more community oriented and some of
them even live here."
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said
1998 was a "light year and 94 tickets were all we
needed to write."
So far this year Holmes Beach officers have issued
100 parking tickets, Romine said.
If that trend continues, Holmes Beach will issue
240 parking tickets in 1999 compared to Anna Maria's
potential 1,697 parking violations.
S"We write tickets when there are blatant violations
such as parking in front of a 'No Parking' sign or if
someone is parked on a sidewalk," Romine said. "If
someone is around, we won't issue a ticket. We just ask
them to move their car."
He added the city's biggest problem is illegal park-
ing at Manatee County Public Beach. When the park-
ing lot gets crowded, Romine said people park on the
berms and that is a no-no.
In addition to the high number of parking tickets
issued in Anna Maria by sheriff's deputies, the city


makes a good chunk of change from the tickets.
In 1998, the city made $10,315 from parking tick-
ets. In the first five months of 1999, the city made
$8,070. Again, extrapolating that number over an en-
tire year, the city stands to pull in $19,368 in 1999 on
parking fines.
During the Bradenton Beach budget year, Oct. 1,
1997 to Sept. 30, 1998, the city took in $7,505.
In the first four months of 1999, Bradenton Beach
handed out 176 parking tickets and took in $3,527.
Manatee County Sheriff's Lt. J.T. Sixbey, com-
mander of Anna Maria, said parking tickets are issued
regularly because that's what the city wants.
"Law enforcement can only enforce the law. There
seem to be a lot of areas in Anna Maria where parking
is restricted," Sixbey said. "It's not so much law en-
forcement as it is the governing body telling Anna
Maria it wants its community to be a sleepy and law-
abiding community. The city seems to want us to en-
force their speeding and parking laws.
"We don't have a position on this. We can't pick
and choose what laws we enforce."
Mayor Chuck Shumard said in a letter to a com-
plainant who received a ticket while attending a per-
formance at Island Players theater that he could do
nothing.
"The City of Anna Maria contracts with the Mana-
tee County sheriff's office to serve our community and
enforce our laws," Shumard wrote in his May 26 let-
ter. "It would not be appropriate for me to intervene in
decisions made by the sheriff's department."
Sixbey was told about an incident at an Anna
Maria Little League game last month where a deputy
was writing tickets because drivers had parked with
their tires on the road.
When a Little League fan noticed the deputy in
action, the person informed the deputy an announce-
ment could be made to allow people to move their cars.
The deputy indicated it was too late for that the
law had been broken.
Sixbey said he probably would have handled the
problem differently.
"I would have had no problem making the announce-
ment," he said, "but I wasn't there and I don't know what
the violations were or if traffic was being impeded. The
city has directed the department to enforce the laws of the
city because of the number of complaints.
"I've been to a lot of meetings in Anna Maria where
people complain they can't get in their driveway because


Pier inspections halted, work pending


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


However, the last written inspection was in No-
vember 1995 and it's unlikely inspections will occur
before the lease expires on Sept. 30, 1999.
That's because Charnock said the mayor has di-
rected him to discontinue formal inspections.
Last July, in the wake of numerous citizen com-
plaints regarding the pier's structural condition, The
Islander Bystander reported the city was no longer
performing monthly pier inspections. Shumard said
then that he wasn't aware they weren't being done, but
he would make sure the practice started up again.
At that time, Charnock would not comment on why
inspections ceased. This time around, he remarked that
the reason was "political," saying the mayor told him
to stop inspecting the pier.
Shumard said it wasn't necessary for Charnock to do
inspections because Home is responsible for doing the
maintenance and therefore, he should do inspections.
Shumard further stated that he, Charnock and
members of the commission routinely do inspections of
the pier even though nothing is done formally, "on the
books." When asked how inspections are conducted,
Shumard said they walk along the pier and look for
loose nails, sagging boards and other tell-tale signs that
the pier is in need of repair.
Charnock said he didn't think people's safety was
an issue, but if anything should happen, Horne has the
required insurance coverage.
As per the lease agreement, Horne has $2 million
in liability insurance.
Horne has two certificates of liability insurance
in the city file from two underwriters. Kristin Smith,
of Boyd Insurance Co., said an inspection was done
last year when the policy was written, but she didn't


think one was done when the policy was renewed in
February because she didn't see where an inspection
fee was included at that time.

New lease terms
It's not known whether Home will accept, negoti-
ate or enter into the new lease the city drafted, includ-
ing new terms and increased rent.
The pier lease was originally signed with West
Florida Seafood in 1987 and assigned to Seay Bros.
Corporation in 1993. Phil and Ben Seay signed the
original lease along with operator Ed Porter.
Horne was listed as corporate secretary of Seay
Bros. In 1998, he notified the city that the corporation
changed to Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc. Horne is presi-
dent of Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc.
At the beginning of pier workshops, Commissioner
Doug Wolfe questioned whether the corporation operat-
ing the pier was valid because of the name change. He said
the lease can't be assigned without commission approval.
Shumard brought the issue to the attention of City
Attorney Robert Hendrickson, who responded in a let-
ter to the city, "It cannot be concluded that the Seay
Brother Properties has assigned the lease or sublet the
premises to Anna Maria Oyster Bar Inc."
Hendrickson based his interpretation on a letter Home
sent to the city, advising it of the corporation change.
The draft lease prepared by Public Works Director
Phil Charnock at the direction of the mayor will be
presented to Horne at the 7:30 p.m. work session
Wednesday, June 9, when negotiations will begin.
Major changes to the lease include a rent of $5,000
per month or 6 percent of total sales, whichever is
greater, and a clause that makes it the city's responsi-
bility to maintain the structure and the tenant's respon-
sibility to maintain only the restaurant area.


cars are blocking it because there's some party going on."
Lt. Cosby in Bradenton Beach said parking problems
occur during the winter season when tourists flock to res-
taurants and parking lots fill to the brim and then some.
When that happens, restaurant patrons park on the
street, often on the right of way or in the street, he said.
"If people park on the streets illegally we gen-
erally go in the restaurant and tell the manager
there's a problem and to make an announcement to
move the cars," Cosby said. "If something isn't
done, then we ticket them."


Firefighters offer free labor
to save district money
Anna Maria Firefighter Tom Owen volunteered to
paint Fire Station 1 in Holmes Beach and saved fire
district taxpayers thousands of dollars in labor costs.
The fire district paid for the paint. According to Fire
Chief Andy Price, firefighters routinely volunteer to
perform maintenance on the district's buildings
including cleaning, changing light bulbs and air
conditioning filters and washing windows. "A lot of
our firefighters have other skills that we can utilize,"
Price said. "For example, Tom is a general contrac-
tor. However, for the big jobs we contract with
service providers. Price said firefighters do their
volunteer work in off-duty hours, so it doesn't affect
their ability to respond to emergencies. Islander
Photo: Bonner Futch.

Scenic road plans
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The process to receive the designation is lengthy
and requires extensive public participation and strong
community support, but DOT will provide training and
work sessions, King said. The process includes form-
ing an advocacy group to provide the documentation to
determine eligibility, develop a plan and implement it.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher asked if
all three Island cities, plus Longboat Key, would have
to agree to join the program. King said the program can
be implemented for a length of only one mile.
Drescher asked if some of the program funds could
be used for bike paths and sidewalks.
"Certainly," King replied. "The local group de-
cides what they want to do at what location."
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney asked
if the plan could include improvements to the Palma
Sola Causeway.
"If State Road 64 became a scenic highway, you
could look at all kinds of opportunities and options and
whatever your local group wants to see happen there,"
King said. "What you do is look at your roadway and
decide what you want it to look like in 10 years."
King said the funding-cycle deadline is June 1, so
officials would have to work toward eligibility for next
year. Funding is 80 percent federal and 20 percent state.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 9, 1999 0 PAGE 3 l[


Closing Gladiolus opens debate


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Many people are angered by the recent action of
the Anna Maria city commission to close Gladioulus
Street to parking.
Kathy Granstad, third-grade teacher at Anna Maria
Elementary School, is circulating a petition asking the
commission to opeb another recently closed access in
Anna Maria, Beach Avenue. She wants it opened to
residents of the city for parking.
She said the petiiton is available to sign at Bob's
Hair & Co. in Anna Maria. She has obtained approxi-
mately 200 signatures to date.
Granstad says the commission's loyalty lies with
beach owners, who are a minority, and not with the
majority of residents who live in the interior of the city.
William Diaz, a beachfront resident on Beach Avenue
asked the mayor to close his street to parking in January.
He complained of trash on his street, such as snack wrap-
pers and soiled diapers. He also said there was a problem
with people changing clothes in their cars.
Karen DiCostanzo resides in the 800 block of Gladi-
olus Street. She initiated closing her street to beachgoers
by voicing many of the same complaints. She said loud
noise, such as the slamming of doors and stamping of feet,
has annoyed her family during the day and has kept them
up at night. She also complained of people who bring dogs
and allow them to roam the beach.
DiCostanzo, who originally asked that only a por-
tion of her block be closed to parking, was happy with
the commission's decision to close the entire block.
Gladiolus was the nearest street to the Bean Point
public beach access with street parking. Bean Point
beachgoers now must park as far away as Jacaranda Av-
enue.
But, in a letter dated June 2 DiCostanzo said there
still exists a problem area that needs to be addressed.
She said there are no signs restricting parking on
Jacaranda. "This allows people to walk to and from the
beach at all hours of the evening and early morning."
She suggests prohibiting parking on Jacaranda
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Chiko Haramaki, president of the Manatee County
Audubon Society, said he's offended by the


commission's statement that outsiders do not contrib-
ute to the city and said he plans to write a letter to the
mayor and commission to let them know of his disap-
pointment in closing Gladiolus to parking.
He said his organization contributes to Anna
Maria's beauty three times a year with "Adopt-a-
Shore," a program it entered two years ago. The group,
a majority of them from the mainland, adopted Bean
Point as its cleanup sight and have removed plenty of
garbage from the area, according to Haramaki.
He said he is not sure whether the group will con-
tinue cleaning Bean Point because a lack of parking in
that area will be make it difficult.
A resident of Bradenton, Haramaki said he's vis-
ited Bean Point for 13 years and is amazed how many
parking spaces have been eliminated in that time.
Resident Ellen Trudelle said the commission rea-
soned visitors don't contribute to the revenue of the
city, but they pay cigarette and gasoline taxes or they
contribute to the economy by frequenting a restaurant
or other proprietors. Visitors also pay a tax on accom-
modations rented for less than six months.
She said she doesn't understand why the commis-
sion doesn't solve the problem instead of creating new
ones on the next street. "It's simple. They need to face
and deal with the problem," she said.
All the city needs to do is pick up the trash and
have the sheriffs department enforce parking regula-
tions, Trudelle said.
In order to qualify for the maximum amount of
beach renourishment money from the state, the city has
to have ample parking near its beach accesses.
Jack Gorzeman of the Manatee County Environ-
mental Agency said the last time the state counted park-
ing spaces in Anna Maria was March 1998. He said at
that time the city had an adequate number of spaces to
qualify for beach renourishment money.
He said parking space totals are determined by
counting the number of available spaces from the beach
access to one-quarter mile into the interior.
Granstad said more people need to come forward
to voice complaints. "A petition and a couple of voices
is not enough to stop the commission from closing
another street to parking," she said.


Islander dies in crash
A Holmes Beach woman died in a car crash
on Lido Shores in the afternoon of June 2.
Cecile M. Charamella, 81, of 6500 Flotilla
Drive, was a passenger in a car driven by William
Phillip Gillespie, 77, of Sarasota northbound on John
Ringling Parkway just south of Longboat Key when
the car struck a van driven by John F. Neill, 73, of
Sarasota. A rainstorm and a wet road contributed to
the accident, police said.
Charamella was pronounced dead at Sarasota
Memorial Hospital. Both men were hospitalized
for injuries sustained in the crash.



Anna Maria City
6/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting on pier lease
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
6/11, 9 a.m., Commission budget work session
6/17, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
None scheduled
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
6/16 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 741-3900.
* 6/16, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Longboat Key Town Hall,
501 Bay Isles Road.
6/17, 8:30 a.m., Celebrate 2000,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
* 6/17, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire Com-
mission meeting, Station 4, 407 67th St. W.,
Bradenton, 741-3900.


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K1 PAGE 4 M JUNE 9, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Turtles here in force, but not those greens


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Sea turtles are beginning to hit Anna Maria Is-
land beaches almost by the dozens, including the
greens that aren't.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state turtle conservation
permit for the Island, said that much as she hopes the
nest at 65th Street in Holmes Beach is that of a green
turtle, she is fairly sure it isn't.
It aroused excitement among turtle monitors last
week when a volunteer found the nest, but the tide
washed away the "crawl" before it could be identified.
The green hauls its heavy body over the sand with
flipper strokes straight across from each other, Fox
said, while the familiar loggerhead's flippers alternate.
Now Fox, her Turtle Watch co-workers and even


New officers at chamber
Two ranking officers have resigned and their re-
placements selected by the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber also announced official opening of
its Tourist Information Bureau as a separate entity,
with Stan Hatcher as its director. The bureau will be
at chamber offices, 5357 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Elected as the bureau's board of directors were
Hatcher, Joe Garbus and Patty Murray.
In other actions at the chamber, Don Schroeder
and Bill Coleman resigned as first and second vice
presidents, respectively, both citing "other business
commitments." Schroeder remains on the chamber
board while Coleman resigned as a director.
Gary Wooten was elected to the board replac-
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Schroeder. Hatcher replaced Coleman as second
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Mote Marine Laboratory's turtle expert, Jerris Foote,
must wait for the nest to hatch out to determine whether
it's a green's.
The green has a smaller head than a loggerhead,
she explained, its shell is flatter and wider, and "its
flesh is green, which is very illegal to determine."
But the prospect of a green's nest apparently turned
beach watchers slightly giddy for awhile, for Fox said
nine nests were reported last Friday "and eight of them
were greens." Not.
The more mundane loggerheads, meanwhile, con-
tinue to waddle up the beach, scrape out nests, lay 100
or more pingpong ball-sized eggs to incubate in warm
sand and hatch in 55 days or so. Forty-six nests have
been staked out so far with tape warning people to stay
back, for there are heavy penalties for disturbing a nest.
Turtles are getting a break in other ways from
people, Fox said. "Everyone I have talked with about
lights is either working with electricians to shield them
or are just turning them off, best of all."
Ancient instincts draw turtles to the sea, which is
lighter at night than land, but lights visible from the
beach frequently lure the reptiles inland to their death.
One experiment in Bradenton Beach is being watched
by turtle fans all around the state. Florida Power & Light
has put special amber filters on five lights in an area near
Cortez Beach, and "we will put hatchlings under them and
see where they go," said Fox.
Mofe will conduct the test, which is expected to
draw people from all over, including officials from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection and
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Much more information is being made available by
Fox and other Turtle Watch experts in newly resumed
"Turtle Talks" at 10 a.m. every Sunday on the Mana-
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Mayor 'pays now, will act later' on clerk pay


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Without obtaining commission approval, Anna
Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard set the salary of the
newly appointed city clerk.
Laura Vogel was appointed city clerk and treasurer
of Anna Maria on May 5 by Shumard and was ap-
proved for the position by the commission on May 11,
an obvious promotion from her former city position as
administrative assistant in public works.
According to the city's charter, salaries are "fixed
by the commission," but no public discussions regard-
ing Vogel's salary have occurred since she was ap-
pointed.
In the process of seeking applicants, Shumard said
the salary range would be between $28,000 and
$33,000, but the position was not advertised as such.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the salary range of


$28,000 to $33,000 was in-
tended for a certified city
clerk, which Vogel is not.
Vice Mayor Robert
McElheny said he thinks
Vogel should be given a 20
percent increase over what
she was making in her
former position.
He said the city will I
pay for her to obtain clerk Vogel
certification and as she
gains more knowledge and takes on more res-
ponsibitly, it will be reflected in pay increases.
Vogel worked as an administrative assistant in the
city's building department less than a year, since June
1998.
Vogel has received the increased pay since May


11. Shumard adjusted Vogel's salary from the $18,252
she received yearly as the city's building administra-
tive assistant to $29,000. He said he adjusted her sal-
ary because he wanted to get her started in the job right
away.
Shumard said he wanted the commission to be able
to see what a good job Vogel's doing as city clerk so
they would accept his salary increase.
He said he'd bring the salary up for approval at a
commission meeting Tuesday, June 8.
"If the commission wants to change the salary they
can do so, and it would become retroactive," he said.
Shumard says the position was advertised as start-
ing at $29,000 and Vogel received the low end on the
pay scale.
Former City Clerk Peg Nelson, employed by the
city seven years until her resignation March 29, re-
ceived a yearly salary of $33,197.


Holmes Beach Commission: What's a waterway?


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
What is a waterway and does it include open bod-
ies of water such as Jones Bayou and Bimini Bay?
That question must be resolved before Holmes
Beach city commissioners can act on a request for a
dock extension, Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works Bill Saunders said.
"My interest is more than the dock," Saunders said.
"It is in clarifying waterways and open natural bodies
of water. Our ordinances speak only to waterways."
The issue came to the commission's attention when
Dennis Rauschl, 536 70th St., asked to construct a dock
extending more than 20 feet from his seawall.
"The reason I'm making the request is that the
water in front of my lot is more shallow than the adja-
cent lots due to silting from tidal flow in the channel,"
Rauschl explained. "At low tides my boat actually sits
on the bottom."
Rauschl said the boat is hn inboard and if he installs
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off the lift except at high tide.
"My lot is on Bimini Bay, which is open, natural
water, as opposed to a canal," Rauschl continued.
"There's 400 to 500 feet of open water across that part
of Bimini Bay. The dock will be tucked around the
corner from the main waterway. It will not interfere
with navigation in the bay."
"That's a pitch point," Chairman Roger Lutz pro-
tested. "That's one of the tightest places in Bimini
Bay."
"If it were going out into the channel," Rauschl
replied. "That's not what I'm proposing."
Lutz asked why Rauschl wants the dock at that
particular location.
Rauschl said he doesn't want the dock in front of
his picture window and it won't interfere with the
neighbor's view either.
Concluding his presentation, Rauschl cited two
city ordinances, stating that according to Ordinance 66-
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the canal terminates in a basin or expansion, as long as
free movement of boat traffic is not restricted, he said.
Rauschl also cited Webster's definition of water-
way as-"a canal through which water runs. Any body
of water wide enough and deep enough for boats, as a
stream, canal or channel; water route."
"Does that include a bay?" Rauschl asked.
Saunders said commissioners must clarify the city
codes that govern waterways including sections 66-
108, regulation of construction over waterways; 66-
109, portion of waterway available for construction;
66-110, berthing facilities in canal basins or expansion;
and 66-111, boathouses in waterways prohibited along
residential districts.
"It doesn't say anything about open natural bodies
of water and we have four Jones Bayou, which is
surrounded by Sportsman's Harbor, Watson's Bayou
and Bimini Bay. I'm asking you to decide whether the
same rules apply. There are non-compliant docks in all
of them."

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Hip hip hooray I


It is with mixed emotion we welcome Publix Su-
per Market to Anna Maria Island.
While it's hard to imagine a grocer we would wel-
come more whole-heartedly, it's been tough dealing
with a "big" company based out of town with public
relations specialists who seem more bent on not letting
information out than sharing "good news."
Everyone on Anna Maria Island is waiting to hear
about an opening.
The most recent confirmation we could get from
Publix is that the Island store will open June 17. We sus-
pect they may open the doors sooner and work out any
kinks in the "hardware," but June 17 is soon enough.
Islanders have awaited a full-service grocer since
Island Foods closed Monday, Oct. 6, 1997. We've
awaited fair pricing and large-buyer discounts even
longer, having tolerated gouging prices on many items
and a few loss leaders for everyday fare from former
independent owners.
Publix shoppers will have attractive sale prices to
look forward to soon enough.
Islander Jim Bell wrote us saying that in his 25
years on the Island, he can think of "nothing looked
forward to by everyone with greater anticipation than
the opening of Publix."
Bell says he's heard several suggestions for a big
Island picnic in the parking lot on opening day and he
thought we, the newspaper, could generate enthusiasm
and cooperation for such an event.
It doesn't look like that will be happening. Publix
spokepersons say they don't do that have grand
openings, that is.
But Publix has a grand history, having originated
in Polk County.
Our summer visitors from Lakeland and surround-
ing areas should feel right at home.

Don't forget locals
We said it before, but here it is again:
For those of you so insistent on our need for a large
chain grocery store, shame on you if you're not patron-
izing our two full-service independently-owned stores,
Islanders' Market in Anna Maria and Village Grocery
on Longboat Key.
Aren't we all about doing business locally, Island-
ers helping Islanders?
We've often heard Islanders' question the legality
of chain-owned, franchise stores on Anna Maria. Most
assume that was outlawed with high-rise condos in the
1970s.
Nix. It's only drive-thru windows which are not
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alone may have kept the likes of McDonalds and
Wendys off the beaches.
But, Eckerd, Walgreens and Subway, franchises
and chain-owned stores, have operated successfully


here for some time thanks a great deal to local man-
agement, sensitive to "Island ways."
So, here's hoping there's room for us all inde-
pendent and small and big names, too.


I YOURl9]PINI


Was she right!
Island Players theatergoers being ticketed is noth-
ing new. We were ticketed 14 years ago.
Like Elaine Stroili, we had driven over from
Bradenton to see an evening performance. Parking
space being very scarce, we had pulled up next to a
long line of cars and in the dark did not see a no park-
ing sign hand-printed on a sheet of typewriter paper
attached by two thumb tacks to a palm tree. (I went
back the next day to look around the location.)
Our tickets cost us $13 and the parking fine $15.
A letter I wrote about the incident was published
by The Islander on March 21, 1985. My next-to-last
paragraph stated "What a bonanza theater nights must
be for the Anna Maria Police Department."
Twelve tickets in 11 minutes!
Was I ever right.
Elizabeth Van Loan, Bradenton

Slapped in the face
In order to help ensure that Manatee County remain
an environmentally clean and desirable place to live, the
Manatee County Audubon Society entered the "Adopt-A-
Shore" program two years ago and adopted the Bean Point
area.
Each year we have conducted three scheduled clean-
ups at Bean Point with approximately 15 to 20 people
participating in each cleanup. We have removed thou-
sands of cigarette butts, plastic shred, plastic containers,
plastic bags, bottles, glass jars, clothing, fishing line, lum-
ber, sheets of plywood, and even an old mattress and bed
springs.
The majority of people helping were from the main-
land and not from Anna Maria. In between these sched-
uled cleanup, members have periodically gone to Bean
Point on their own the cleanup the beach.
During this time we have heard nary a word from
Mayor Chuck Shumard or from the Anna Maria City
Commissioners, but in the June 2 issue of The Islander


Bystander, we find out what the mayor and the city com-
missioners and some of the citizens of Anna Maria think
of our efforts. They have not only continued to eliminate
parking in Anna Maria, but now have eliminated parking
on Gladiolus Street, which is within two blocks of the
main entrance to Bean Point, in an effort to keep visitors,
tourists, outsiders, and non-revenue payers from using
"their" beach.
It disturbs and saddens me, that this is what the elected
officials and the citizens of the City of Anna Maria feel
about groups such as ours, who make an effort to keep the
county a better and environmentally safer place to live.
Chiko Haramaki,
Manatee Audubon Society President

Can't get there from here
I would like to make your readers aware of a grow-
ing problem with the ability, or rather inability, to cross
pedestrian crosswalks on Anna Maria.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to cross Marina
Drive and Gulf Drive at a crosswalk. When walking my
daughter around the neighborhood, I find it very difficult
to cross these streets because I have to wait until someone
stops or until there isn't any traffic. I stand for a good
length of time waiting.
Isn't there a $78 find imposed for violating the pedes-
trian crosswalk ordinance? If the City of Anna Maria can
cite people who park in places that don't have "No Park-
ing" signs, can't Holmes Beach cite crosswalk ordinance
violators who drive right by the posted ordinance signs
every day?
Please extend a thank you to the one-in-20 drivers
who DO obey the pedestrian crosswalk ordinance on
Anna Maria. This "thank you," however, excludes the
Holmes Beach patrol officer on duty Friday evening, May
28, who drove slowly by me as I stood waiting with my
baby in a backpack carrier at the crosswalk at Marina
Drive near Captain's Marina.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JUNE 9, 1999 0 PAGE 7 I]


THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


Clair Jones's Canadian sweetheart Edith (right) with friends at Anna Maria
Key's Lookout Point pavilion used by the John R. Jones family during World
War I and later. Located about where Manatee Beach is today, it had a palm-
thatched roof but blustery weather frequently tore it away.

THE NEW RECRUIT


Arthur St. Clair Jones of Anna
Maria Key enlisted in the Army on May
28, 1917, the month after the United
States declared war on Germany. It was
a shock to his family. He was 37 and
they thought he had done his duty to his
country in the Spanish-American War
two decades before.
Clair arrived at Fort Screven, Ga.,
the first week in June, expecting he
would soon be on his way to France. He
may have seemed an "old man to most
of the other recruits, but judging from
his first letters home, like them, he wor-
ried about the same things his pay
and his family, especially his "kid sis-
ter" Kathleen.
Also evident in his letters was his
yearning for "the girl he left behind."
And the nagging fear that he might
never see her again.
This letter was written to his mother
Sophia at the start of his third week at
the camp:
June 17, 1917: This will be only a
note, as I missed writing on Sunday. We
expected to go away that day. I thought
I would wait till the orders came out so
I could let you know where we were
going. But plans changed at the last
minute and no engineers were in-
cluded in the roster.
We are so busy now, it is impossible
to write more than scrawls like this one.
I received your two letters and one from
Father, also several from .Kathleen.
Thanks for them all. Tell K that I will
write to her when I can get time.
Now, Mother, I will do what I can
to help the kid out as soon as I re-
ceive some wages. My last pay day I
received two dollars, and that is every
cent I have had since I got here. Next
pay day will be about the 10th of July.
But every pay day I will try and send
her something. I owe Francis [his


younger brother] five dollars for my
film he is keeping for me.
So dear little Chiquita [Clair's
hunting dog] has been good and made
friends. Isn't she a clean little devil? No
wonder I like her so. Thank you all for
taking such good care of her. Tell
Kathleerr I would like to receive the
picture of Chiquita and her [or rather
her and Chiquita] very much.
The weather here is very warm,
and the drilling is accordingly fierce.
There is very little news. But so far I've
gotten along very well.
So Dr. Cameron and his spouse are
to become Red Cross people. Elmore
always was cross enough, God knows.
Just think of the chill that would run up
my spine if I should be wounded and
see him ghoulishly gathering up his
instruments while she approached with
the ether. My act of contrition would
indeed be a devout one.
I am sending my cuff buttons to
you. If I should be unfortunate, you can
give them to John [his elder brother].
But be sure I am dead, as it would fill
me with dire rage to come home and find
that you had distributed them before I
was really dead. However, I trust I will
come back and wear them myself.
How is the okra coming along? And
once more I ask, did you eat the gophers
[turtles]? Well, I could write lots more
but can't now. However, I hope you can
read this and I will do better next time.
Give my best to everyone. I hope you are
all well. And don't worry.
At the bottom of the letter,
scribbled across the lefthand corner,
was this poignant addition: "P.S. My
little Edikins still loves bad Clair."


Next: Singing the
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Overseas-bound
World War I
soldiers often
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the homefolks.
This is a Tampa
group, though
not Clair Jones'
company.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 28, attached tag not assigned, no motorcycle
endorsement, DUI with property damage, possession
of marijuana less than 20 grams, 9600 Gulf Drive. The
deputy was investigating an accident in which a motor-
cycle hit the rear of a van. The deputy said during the
course of the investigation, he smelled alcohol on the
motorcycle driver, Thomas G. Askins, 48, of
Bradenton.
The deputy administered field performance tests
and placed Askins in custody. The deputy said that
during a search he found a bag of marijuana and a
marijuana cigarette in Askins pockets. The deputy is-
sued four citations.
May 29, trespass warning, 4100 block of Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
May 30, possession of tobacco under 18, 300
block of North Bay Boulevard.

Bradenton Beach
May 27, burglary to a vehicle, Coquina Beach.
The victims reported an unknown person broke into
their vehicle and removed two purses valued at $15 and
$150, $165 in cash, credit cards, two pairs of glasses
valued at $42 and $300, a coat valued at $50, two pairs
of earrings valued at $25, a necklace valued at $16, a
dress valued at $60, a top valued at $15, a woman's
outfit valued at $117, a jacket valued at $50, a scarf
valued at $15, a key chain valued at $12, a case of soda
valued at $5 and a pair of shoes valued at $1.


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May 27, burglary to a vehicle, Coquina Beach. The
victim reported an unknown person broke the vehicle
window and removed a purse containing $40 in cash and
credit cards. The purse was later recovered in Anna Maria.
May 29, battery on a law enforcement officer, 200
block of Bay Drive North. The officer was questioning a
subject he described as extremely intoxicated and said the
subject did not know where he was and could barely stand
up. The officer contacted the subject's brother who said
the subject was homeless and could not stay with him
because of violent behavior.
The officer placed the subject in custody under the
Marchman Act and said the subject began to hit his
head against the window inside the patrol car. The of-
ficer said when he attempted to subdue the subject, the
subject spit on him and he sprayed the subject with
pepper spray. He noted that the subject was bleeding
from the mouth and nose due to self-inflicted wounds.
May 29, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, 600 block of Gulf Drive North. The officer
made a traffic stop and received permission to search the
vehicle. He said he found a pipe with residue inside the
emergency brake housing and a partially burned mari-
juana cigarette on the sun visor. He issued a summons to
vehicle owner Janice A. Lake, 23, of Bradenton.
May 29, seized tag, 1300 block of Cortez Beach.
The officer on patrol observed a vehicle with a boat and
trailer parked on the beach with for sale signs on it.
During a check he found the tag was expired and the
decal on the tag was altered. He seized the tag and con-
tacted the owner to remove the vehicles.
May 30, battery on a law enforcement officer,
spouse battery, criminal mischief, 100 Gulf Drive N.,
Circle K. An officer was working security at the store
and had placed the suspect in custody for battering the
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According to the report, the suspect was taken to
the police department, but upon entering he attempted
to get away from the officers. One officer said when he
attempted to shackle the suspect, the suspect screamed
obscenities and forced his hand into the teeth of the
shackles causing lacerations. The suspect was sprayed
with pepper spray.
May 30, DWLS, altered tag, petty theft, First
Street North arid Gulf Drive North. The officer stopped
the subject for failing to use his turn signal. A check
showed the tag was expired, the decal was altered and
the subject's driver's license was suspended. The sub-
ject was placed in custody. Later the officer learned the
tag was stolen.
May 31, possession of alcohol under 21 times
two, warrant, Coquina Beach. The officer on patrol'
observed two subjects with open containers of beer and
asked for their identification. Both said they didn't
have any, but the officer said when he patted them
down, he found their wallets and both were under 21.
A check showed one subject had a warrant and he
was placed in custody. The officer wrote a juvenile
referral for the other subject and released him to a rela-
tive. The officer confiscated the beer he found in the
vehicle.
June 1, criminal mischief, 110 Bridge St., Starv-
ing Artists Gallery. The officer on patrol observed a
window had been broken by a large rock. Damages
were $900.
June 2, no driver's license, 300 Gulf Drive
South, Beach Barn. The subject was doing donuts in
a vehicle behind the Beach Barn, said the report.
When he pulled out onto Gulf Drive, the officer
stopped him. A check showed he had no driver's li-
cense on record and he was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
May 29, DWLS, Gulf Drive and Sixth Avenue.
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The officer on patrol observed the subject traveling at
a high rate of speed and stopped him. A check showed
the subject's driver's license was suspended. The of-
ficer issued a summons and a verbal warning.
May 29, assistance, Intracoastal Waterway. The
marine patrol officer assisted the subject in starting the
engine on his boat.
May 29, battery, 5404 Holmes Blvd., coin laun-
dry. The victims reported the subject took their hangars
and when they retrieved the hangars, the subject at-
tacked them. A witness corroborated the victims' sto-
ries. The officer filed a probable cause affidavit for a
warrant request.
May 29, aggravated battery, 3248 East Bay
Drive, Walgreens. The victim said the suspect was
ahead of him in line at the liquor store and the clerk
refused to sell to the suspect because he had no identi-
fication. The victim said he asked the suspect to step
aside so he could make his purchase.
The victim said he went into the drugstore and the
suspect followed him and attacked him, throwing him to
the floor and severely beating him on the face and body.
The suspect fled the store and left with two subjects in a
vehicle. Witnesses supplied a tag number and the officer
issued a BOLO (be on the lookout). The victim was
treated by EMS and later learned he had a broken rib.
May 29, noise, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. The
subjects were having band practice and the officer ad-
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May 29, suspicious, 500 block of 77th Street. The
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Lathrop said he examined the boat for about
three hours Friday and found "deterioration of the
exhaust pipe which allowed heat to escape and
caught the wrapping around the muffler on fire."
The cabin cruiser, valued at $200,000, was a
total loss, Lathrop said. A private investigator,
hired by the owner's insurance company, was ex-
pected to examine the boat this week.
Lathrop had high praise for Seatow in Cortez,
where the boat was towed for his examination.


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May 30, suspicious, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
Inn. The complainant reported the subject refused to
leave after being asked to do so. The officer advised the
subject to leave.
May 30, suspicious, 5400 Marina Drive, coin
laundry. The complainant reported the subjects threw
items around the room, emptied ash trays on the floor
and attempted to remove the video surveillance cam-
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The boat is owned by Jackie and Thomas
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May 30, assistance, 4300 block of Gulf Drive on
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May 30, suspicious, 2800 block of Gulf Drive on
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18 at the church, 4411 100th St. W., Bradenton.
Registration as soon as possible would be appreci-
ated, said a church spokeswoman, but can be done right
up to Monday night, the 14th. The event will be from
6:30 to 8:45 p.m. each night.
The church stresses that Bible School is open to
church families and non-members alike, with no
charges. Cookies and games are on the program, for
children age 6 and up.
Also on hand will be songs, crafts, missionary sto-
ries, prizes and "Uncle Paul," who offers rides to chil-
dren who need them.
Tango classes planned
Robin Rhodes will conduct dance classes in the tango
on three June Tuesdays, with registration at 778-8241.
She said the classes will be at the Anna Maria Island
Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, from
7:15 to 8 p.m. June 15, 22 and 29.

Host families sought
A former Anna Maria Islander is looking for fami-
lies on the Island and everywhere else in the area to
host high school students from other countries.
He is Ken Richards, real estate agent who helps
PAX, the Program of Academic Exchange. The non-
profit organization invites international high school
students to the U.S. for an "academic homestay."
Hosts will have their guests for 10 months starting
in September, he said. With pocket money provided
along with medical insurance, their main expense will
be meals, said Richards. He has profiles of students
from 25 countries, which he matches with compatible
families. He may be reached at 755-3190.


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Library hosts a 'glass act'
On display at the Island Branch Library this
month is artist Rosemary Fleck's work, consisting
of items made of found sea glass. Her vibrant
designs include wind chimes, candle holders,
angels and driftwood crosses. Fleck, a third-
generation floral designer, owns Essence of Time,
5306 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Each year
Fleck employs a different theme for her creations.
An Island resident for 23 years, she said she is
inspired by nature and has incorporated materials
such as shells and driedflowers into her designs.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring

Funding match increase
fails vote
A 2-2 vote by Bradenton Beach City Com-
missioners to increase to $63,000 local matching
funds toward a $300,000 request for state funds
to build bike paths in the city failed to pass. A
report in the June 2 Islander Bystander stated the
tie vote approved increased matching funds. As
approved previously, the city has committed
$30,000 toward the project application.


Select seniors enjoy Academic Beach Bash
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Maxine D. Cooper
Maxine D. Cooper, 61, died May 31 in Blake
Medical Center.
Cooper was born in Parrish and moved to
Spartanburg, S.C., in 1986 and returned to Manatee
County in 1998.
She was a homemaker and a charter member of
Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Na-
tional Kidney Foundation of Florida Inc., 1040
Woodcock Rd.. Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803.
She is survived by three daughters, Marjorie C.
Whiting of Tampa, Karen Deitrick of Bradenton and
Diane Savino of Sarasota; two sons, David of
Bradenton and Edward of Philadelphia; her mother
Aladine Davis of Anna Maria Island; two sisters,
Josie Carter of Anna Maria Island and Mary Ethel
Stevens of Alva; and six grandchildren.

Myron D. 'Curley' Martin
Myron D. "Curley" Martin, 78, of Anna Maria
died June 3 at Blake Medical Center.
Born in Kokomo, Ind., Mr. Martin came to
Manatee County in 1983. He was the former owner
and operator of Martin Garage and Wrecker Service
in Kokomo.
He was a member of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps
in World War II and as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force
in the Korean War. He was a Mason.
Memorial service was held June 7 at Roser


Church with the Rev. Michael J. Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Heart Association, 5899 Whitfield Ave.,
Suite 200, Sarasota, FL 34243, or to a charity of
choice.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys J.; a daugh-
ter, Sharon M. Brown of Kokomo; a son, Huey L.
Thomas of Bainbridge, Ga.; a sister, Maxime D.
McCord of Frankton, Ind.; eight grandchildren and
15 great-grandchildren.


Virginia W. Parkman
Virginia W. Parkman, 95, of Holmes Beach died
May 31 at her home.
Parkman came to Holmes Beach from Alexan-
dria, Va., in 1996.
She was a graduate of St. Cloud Teachers Col-
lege of Minnesota and a retired auditor with the U.S.
Navy Department. She was a Protestant.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 3355 26th St. W, Bradenton, FL
34205.
Parkman is survived by three daughters, Barbara
Parkman of Holmes Beach, Natalie Parkman and
Alda Gay, both of Arlington, Va.; five sisters, Helen
Leslie, Gail Warrener, Margerie Stephan, Natalie
Oleson and Evelyn Bollman; two brothers, William
Woodward and Dr. Robert Woodward; grandchil-
dren Dominique Bergeron, Terry Cappello, Linda
Bergeron and Lance Bergeron; 12 great-grandchil-
dren and two great great-grandchildren.


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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 9

Bradenton Beach, where the subject came ashore. The
officer advised the subject that he should obey a law
enforcement officer's request. The subject said he is
from England and didn't realize the officer was a po-
liceman.
SMay 30, traffic, 2800 block of Avenue E. The
complainant said she chased two subjects in a ve-
hicle out of her driveway and the driver became up-
set, backed up rapidly, hit a parked vehicle and left
the scene. The complainant reported the tag number.
The officer said he questioned the juvenile
driver, who said he didn't know he hit anything. The
passenger said he didn't hear or feel anything, said
the report. The officer issued the driver a summons.
Damages to the parked vehicle were $500.
May 30, traffic, 56th Street and Marina Drive.
The officer stopped the subject for making an improper
turn and a check showed the subject had no driver's
license. The officer issued a citation and a summons.
May 31, lost property a wallet, 5325 Gulf
Drive, Eckerd.
May 31, burglary, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Elementary School. The complainant reported an un-
known person broke a window in a classroom and re-
moved two computers and a printer valued at $4,037.
May 31, assistance, Watson's Bayou. The ma-
rine patrol officer was flagged down by a subject
who had lost the drain plug in his boat. The subject
said he was plugging the hole with his toe but needed
help to get to shore. The officer contacted the
subject's wife and advised her to meet the subject
and bring a spare drain plug.
May 31, traffic, Gulf Drive and Manatee Av-
enue. The officer stopped the subject for failure to
use the designated turn lane. A check showed the
subject's driver's license was suspended. The officer
issued a citation.
May 31, suspicious, 4400 block of Second Av-
enue. The complainant reported three cable televi-
sion boxes were missing after he and a person moved
to separate residences.
May 31, assistance, Longboat Pass Bridge. The
marine patrol officer observed a sailboat caught by
the current and being pulled toward the bridge and
took it in tow.
May 31, trespass warning, 3015 Gulf Drive,
Citgo.
June 1, suspicious, 200 block of 66th Street.
The complainant reported an unknown person at-
tempted to open the rear door of his room. No one
was found.
June 1, found property a wallet, 4700 Gulf


Drive, Anna Maria Elementary School.
June 1, theft, 3800 block of East Bay Drive.
The victim reported the items which have disap-
peared from the residence since November 1998 in-
cluding a boat compass valued at $100, an antique
doll valued at $300, a bracelet and pendant valued at
$500, a pendant valued at $485, a pendant valued at
$285, a stone containing a fossil valued at $50 and
an antique magnifying glass valued at $25.
June 1, theft of two signs valued at $30, 100
block of 77th Street.
June 1, lost property a cellular phone, a set of
keys and a change purse, 5600 block of Gulf Drive.
June 2, suspicious, 5353 Gulf Drive, Time
Saver. The officer was checking on a report of a sus-
picious vehicle and found a private investigator who
was watching a subject in the store.
June 2, traffic, 3400 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed two subjects riding mopeds on the
street and noted that both had been verbally warned in
the past about being on the street without driver's li-
censes. He stopped the subjects and issued summonses.
June 3, domestic, 300 block of 61st Street. The
victim reported he was arguing with the suspect who
had been calling him names and yelling at him. He
said the suspect attempted to choke him and he
grabbed her hands and pushed her.
The victim said the suspect attacked him again
and when he attempted to hold her down, she bit
him. The officer placed the suspect in custody. He
noted he observed marks on the victim and that the
suspect appeared intoxicated.
June 3, damage, 300 block of 57th Street. The
complainant reported the subject damaged an under-
ground phone line while digging fence-post holes and
requested that he be charged under the "One Call Law."
The property owner told the officer that he had
called the telephone company before work began and
was advised there would be no problem as long as he
was digging on his own property, said the report. The
officer forwarded the case to the state attorney's office.
June 3, found property, 500 block of Second
Avenue. The officer found a U.S. flag with obscenities
and ethnic and racial slurs written on it hanging on a
city street sign. The flag was placed in police property.
June 3, marine, 68th Street beach. The com-
plainant reported the subjects operating personal wa-
tercraft recklessly. The subjects said they were un-
sure of the laws. The officer advised them to keep
the watercraft idle within 300 feet of the shore and
not to bring the watercraft on the beach.
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Farewell Mrs. Fletcher


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Upon retirement, how does one know that his or
her life's work has been fulfilling and gratifying?
When they can say as Marlene Fletcher, senior
school secretary of Anna Maria Elementary School,
has said, "It's a surprise to me that 22 years have passed
and it only seems like a few. When you're looking
back, you don't realize it's been so long."

Memories
Fletcher's 30 years in the school system, including
four years each at Oneco Elementary and Manatee El-
ementary schools, was celebrated last week by staff,
teachers and parents at a retirement dinner held in her
honor. Former principal Jim Kronus, who retired after
25 years earlier this year, made a special trip from
Vermont to wish her the best.
As Fletcher looks forward to her retirement June 1,
she takes a look back.
When asked what kept her coming back year after
year, she said, "It was always very interesting, never
boring. I liked it here and I just never wanted to go
anywhere else."
One can get a better feeling for what she calls in-
teresting hearing her relate a few of her fondest memo-
ries.
Fletcher is quick to point out that at the time they
weren't all humorous, but the passing of time has af-
forded her and others the luxury to look back and
laugh.
She remembers a call she made to poison control.
Students were making homemade ice-cream and in the
process they ate the rock salt. Because rock salt is poi-
sonous, Fletcher had to call the parents to come to the
school and induce vomiting in their children. There
hasn't been any making of ice cream on the premises
since that account, she said.
It wasn't the only call to poison control. Another
call was made years later when Fletcher used a blue
fertilizer on the school's grounds. The color appealed
to children who mistook it for candy. It was determined
the chemical wasn't poisonous so there was no harm
done. Fletcher, not without a sense of humor, said the
children did grow exceptionally fast that year.
And then there was the rattlesnake in room 10. She
said former teacher, Mrs. Drew, came to the office and


Marlene Fletcher is retiring from Anna Maria Elementary School June 1 after 22 years as secretary. Islander
Photo: Susan Kesselring


said, "there seems to be a snake in my room, but I'm
not sure it's not one of those rubber ones."
It turned out to be a good-sized rattlesnake and the
snake man came and put it in the back of his truck and
off he went, she said.
Fletcher can't forget the child who may have
thought he was a snake and crawled through a small
screen at the bottom of the rest room door instead of
opening it the proper way. It would have been hard for
her not to notice, as the boys' rest room was in direct
view of the office. She said, "I wish I pretended I didn't
see him. He was a good kid and was mortified that I
caught him."

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MRS. FLETCHER, FROM PAGE 12

Fletcher had a knack for bringing the mundane to life,
but she also possessed mysterious qualities. Principal Tim
Kolbe said it was known Mrs. Fletcher could find money
for a field trip or a bus when there was none.
She-could also pull a substitute teacher out of thin
air, even though it was said none were available, he
said.
Even though she was known for performing the
seemingly impossible, there were some things she
could not fix. Such as the time when Kronus, she re-
calls, had a sheet cake spill onto the floor of his car.
Fletcher, with an amused smile on her face, said
"he always expected me to fix things."
She said she took one look in the car and deter-
mined it could not be fixed. She walked directly to the
office and phoned the bakery for another cake with
Kronus trailing after her telling her it could be fixed.

After retirement
Fletcher moved from Germany to America when
she was 21 years old. Immediate plans after retirement
include a return trip home to Germany where all of her
family resides, with the exception of her husband
Oliver and son Richard. She said, "I have 36 cousins
on one side of family and it takes four weeks just to get
around to all the relatives."
She likes to play golf and plans lots of practice
there. Other hobbies include painting and ceramics.
Maybe some don't know what they have until it's
gone, but that's not the case with Kolbe who credits
Fletcher with being instrumental in helping him get
acclimated to a new school. He attributes his successes
to her because she's helped him along the way.

Those who already miss her
With tears threatening to spill from her eyes, Ann
Floto, who has worked side by side with Fletcher for
four years, talks with great difficulty about splitting up
the F-team, that is the Floto-Fletcher team.
She said, "How often do you get to work with some-
one you get along with so well?" She said she has been so
fortunate to have had a synchronized working relationship
with Fletcher and will miss her a great deal.
She's going to be missed, Kolbe said. He heard a


teacher commenting at the retirement party that the
staff and teachers wouldn't worry so much when
Kronus was going to be out, but everybody panicked
when Mrs. Fletcher was going to be absent.
Kolbe said the planning Fletcher does as second
nature is invaluable to the school. He would like to
have a red phone, like the president's, installed at her
house, so they can reach her at a moments notice.
Kronus said, "I think Marlene has done a wonder-
ful job over the past 22 years in her efforts at landscap-
ing and meeting the teacher's needs.
"She always had a fondness for the kids, especially
the kindergartners who would come to school wearing
their best clothes.
"It was a privilege and pleasure working with her,"
he said.
Second-grade teacher Debra Thomas said the


teachers gave Marlene a few headaches over the years,
but she was always very efficient and stayed on top of
things.
Fletcher leaves us with one more sweet memory.
A child came into the office, his shirt, sleeveless and
somewhat tired from wear. Fletcher recalls telling the
child his attire wasn't appropriate and he said, "Isn't
that against my rights"?
"What rights," she demanded?
"The right to bare arms," he said.
Upon her retirement, Fletcher will never forget that
incident and many others including the difficult, bitter-
sweet, and happy moments that make up a lifetime of
service.
And how can those, who have over the years come
to know and appreciate her, and whose memories she
is etched upon, forget Marlene Fletcher?


Fish tales
Debra Thomas's second-grade class is shown here at Mote Marine's mobile aquarium. Volunteer Sam Nay,
seated at the touch tank exhibit, said children are being shown what's in their own backyards. He helped
dispel myths about certain sea creatures by pointing out that the stiff pointed tail on a horseshoe crab isn't a
stinger. Volunteers Don and Roma Marshall demonstrated the life-cycle of sea turtles and volunteer Annette
Alberter exhibited shells and other petrified marine life. Students learned that the male sea horse carries the
fertilized eggs of the female in a brood pouch beneath its tail. Don Marshall said the sea horse is a delicacy in
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Bali Hai shows its stuff
at town tourney
Bali Hai Resort thrashed Publix of Sarasota 9-5 in
the first G.T. Bray Little League Tournament held Sat-
urday, May 29.
Taylor Manning hit two long home runs against
SPublix, struck out six in three innings and didn't allow
a run.
Sean Pittman came out from behind the plate to
pitch the final three innings, striking out three. Pittman
also had a triple in the third and scored two runs.
The play of the game came in the bottom of the
first after M. Jackson of Publix singled.
After Jackson stole second, Bali Hai pulled off the
old hidden-ball trick.
With Jackson brushing himself off after sliding.
Manager Vinnie DiPaolo yelled, "Go get the ball!"
Shortstop Joey Mattay and second baseman
Courtney Taylor turned to run into centerfield and
when Jackson took off, Mattay, who had the ball,
turned and tagged him for the third out.
Others who contributed to the win over Publix
were Taylor with a double, Kyle Dale with a double
and two runs scored and Chase Parker's single. Logan
', Bystrom had a two-run single and a sacrifice bunt to
knock in Dale and Tim Bouziane had a single.
The Bali Hai nine traveled a tough road in the tour-
nament pitting the best teams from Little Leagues in
Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Despite the decisive win over a Publix team from
Newtown, Bali Hai got the short end of the straw,
drawing the number 2 seed for its first game and the
number 1 seed in game three.
Number 2 Murphy Landscaping of Bradenton won
the Manatee Central title with a 20-0 record, while
number 1 seed, Muffley Construction, was Sarasota
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The AA Little League's Bistros team scored six
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playoff win over a gutsy Betsy Hills team Saturday,
May 22.
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and a run scored.
Kane-Hartnett ended the season with a whopping
.776 batting average to lead the Bistros' hitters. The
diminutive shortstop had 45 hits in 58 at bats. She had
27 singles, 12 doubles, five.triples and one home run
on the season. She struck out a miniscule three times.
Bistros home run kings on the season were
Fitzgerald, Thomas and Murphy, each clubbing six
round-trippers.
"First baseman Fitzgerald, Thomas at third and
Murphy at pitcher, along with second baseman Sarah
White and Liza our shortstop anchored the infield
throughout the season," Manager Sean Murphy said.
"Offense is pretty, but defense wins games. Our infield
was a rock all season, making play after heads-up
play."

Soccer tryouts set for June 12
Island Football Club (IFC) will hold select-team
soccer tryouts for the upcoming 1999/00 season on
Saturday, June 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at G.T. Bray
Park Soccer Complex, Bradenton.
The complex is located on 59th Street West be-
tween Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road.
Tryouts are scheduled for the following team age
groups: Under eight years old, under 10, under 12,
under 14 and under 16.
Play begins in September. However, tryouts are
necessary now so teams can train throughout the sum-
mer.
For more information, call Kevin Cassidy at 749-
6113 or Danny Mitchell at 778-5337.
IFC is an independent club registered with the
Florida Youth Soccer and United States Youth Soccer
Associations.

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Keep an eye to the sky and the Weather Channel


We really shouldn't be living on these barrier is-
lands we call home.
Think about it for a minute. When we dredged and
filled the Island's bayside shores, we pumped in bay
bottom at elevations that are barely higher than high
tide. As sea level rises in the next few decades, all
ground-level houses are going to run the very real risk
of flooding in any storm.
When we paved streets and created parking lots
back in the 1940s and '50s, we didn't bother thinking
about where the stormwater runoff would go. The re-
sult today is flooded streets throughout most of the Is-
land after any heavy rain like the typical afternoon
- thunderstorms that have finally started again this sum-
mer, dumping inches and inches of water on the Island
in short periods of time.
We were smart enough to pick up some
beachfront property for recreational use, specifically
Coquina Beach, the Manatee County Public Beach
in Holmes Beach and Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
But with a burgeoning countywide population, park-
ing is becoming a premium on busy summer week-
ends and our roads are more like parking lots than
highways.
The real cruncher is the ominous threat of a killer
hurricane that would scour the Island, clearing away
homes, businesses, trees, and even people foolish
enough to stay in the face of rushing disaster.
Think of the storm as Hurricane Brillo. And at least
one weather forecaster is predicting that Hurricane
Brillo, or several Hurricane Brillos, may hammer the
S coast this year.
Dr. William Gray has come out with his revised
1999 Atlantic hurricane predictions. The news isn't
good: 14 named storms, nine of which he expects to


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July, and will be relieved as officer in charge at
Station Cortez by Chief William L. Turner, currently
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reach hurricane intensity, and four of those nine hurri-
canes should have winds of more than 111 mph.
What's really alarming is the fact that Gray figures
the storms this year won't veer away from the United
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Sarasota's loss is our gain
The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program,
smarting after taking a few hits on projects they pro-
posed for lower Sarasota Bay, has transferred about
$600,000 for projects to Manatee County.
Among the projects that will get funding will be
improvements to Joan M. Durante Park on Longboat
Key, Sister Keys off north Longboat, improvements to
the bayfront at the Crosley Mansion near the Sarasota-
Bradenton International Airpoit, and a hydraulic
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a capsized kayak off Lido Key. A Coast Guard boat
responded, as did a Florida Marine Patrol office who
rescued the man.
May 30, Search and rescue/assistance. A Coast
Guard boat came upon a swamped powerboat in
Longboat Pass. The crew was taken from the vessel and
the boat towed to Coquina Boat Ramp, where the boat
was pumped out and trailered home.
May 30, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a Mayday call from a 43-foot power
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to a nearby boat ramp where paramedics waited.
May 30, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
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swept out Longboat Pass. A Coast Guard boat re-
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habitats by removal of exotic plant species, such as
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Egmont bombs
There's been more than one bomb dropped on
Egmont Key of late.
Last month, explosive experts blew up an old fort
on the island in the mouth of Tampa Bay. The fort was
crumbling from ravages from the Gulf and high winds
resulting in massive erosion on the key in the past 20
years and the fear of harm to some unwary explorer
spurred the decision to demolish.
Just a few days later, the other bomb dropped when
Gov. Jeb Bush whacked $250,000 from the state bud-
get for erosion control on the key. Originally, about $3
million was requested, but as the dust settled in Talla-
hassee after the 1999 legislative session, the quarter-
million was all that was left for the key's beaches. Then
Jeb struck that amount, calling it a legislative turkey.
Talk about a bird that won't gobble.
I've watched Egmont Key's shoreline diminish,
eaten by the Gulf, for the past 30 years. Where once
was a fort complete with cannon on the southern tip of
the Island, there is now a coincidental artificial reef
hundreds of feet from the current shore. The island is
a mere sliver of what I remember as a kid, and the long-
term trend is for even less island as the years pass.
Let's hope that restoration efforts can receive fund-
ing next year and some trace of the Island will be saved
for visitors 30 years hence.

Words for the next century
Here's some terms that we may be seeing more of
as the millennium approaches.
Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself
for the purpose of obtaining sex.
Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcas-
tic wit and the recipient who doesn't get it.
Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is send-
ing off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like
the Earth explodes and it's like a serious bummer?
Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to
seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a refund from
the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money
to start with.

Sandscript factoid
Here's a puzzler for you: the American
Sportfishing Association and the Florida Game and
Freshwater Fish Commission are toying with the idea
of issuing fishing rod licenses for fishers visiting from
out of state. The proposal would call for selling a li-
cense that would be physically attached to the fishing
rod to cut down on the red tape associated with visitors
getting an out-of-state fishing license. The concept
would allow people to rent, or use, a rod and reel from
a resort where they were staying, with the resort han-
dling the license paperwork. If approved by the Florida
Legislature next year, it would be the first such "rod
license" in the country.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 9, 1999 M PAGE 19 --

You name it, you can catch it out there


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Reports are coming in from every source touting
the chances to catch just about anything you want. The
list includes tarpon, which are at their peak, grouper,
snapper, dolphin (mahi mahi) 30 miles out, black fin
tuna, pompano, trout, redfish, permit and the list goes
on. It's a good thing our northern friends aren't here
this time of year so we have the fishery to ourselves.
Anna Maria City Pier reports catching a lot of
mackerel and the occasional snapper.
The Rod & Reel Pier just up the road said patient
anglers are landing mackerel, snapper and redfish.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said inshore trout
fishing was excellent most of last week and pompano
are starting to bite offshore. Tarpon are at their peak
with reports of catches from Longboat Key to Egmont.
Dolphin are starting to bite 20 to 30 miles out.
Lee at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said permit
are on the Three-Mile Reef, tarpon are biting along the
beaches and trout and redfish are on the flats.
Annies Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
on the Dee-Jay II said near shore in the Gulf his cus-
tomers are nailing permit, tarpon, mackerel and man-
grove snapper. Inshore, Zack is leading them to trout,
reds, jack crevalle and catch and release snook since
they're out of season.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
a lot of sharks were caught in front of Rattlesnake Key
while trout were biting in Terra Ceia Bay and a few
reds in Miguel Bay.
Capt. Kurt Morrison caught a 77-inch sailfish
last week, gag grouper to 24 inches and red grouper to
30 inches as well as yellowtail snapper.
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said he's
been catching a lot of nice grouper to 15 pounds and is
limiting out on mangrove and lane snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross caught two tarpon last week,
one 80 pounds and another 100. He's also caught and
released some large snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya said tarpon are biting in the
morning while reds and trout are hitting on the after-
noon high tides.


The lady and the snook
Alice Brown of New Orleans caught and released this 40-inch snook while fishing with William Brown and
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler. The linesider was caught in Longboat Pass.


Capt. Glen Corder said grouper fishing remains
excellent with fish to 15 pounds. He also led one of his
charters to a black fin tuna.
On Capt. Mike Heistand's boat Magic catches
included redfish, trout to 24 inches and a few flounder
to 18 inches last week.
Get out there. The tarpon are circling the wagons.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 2 horseshoe games were Ron
Pepka of Anna Maria and George Landraitis of Cortez.
Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and
Jim Spencer of Anna Maria.
Winners in the June 5 games were Roger Kipp of
Bradenton and George McKay of Anna Maria. Runners-
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School
Susan Kesselring



School's out,


vote's in

Anna Maria Elementary School teachers are look-
ing forward to summer vacation, but many will return
in the fall heavyhearted.
Elementary school teachers lost their fight Mon-
day, May 17, when the Manatee County School Board
voted 3 to 2 in favor of maintaining the present length
of the school day for 1999-00.
Elementary school teachers lost 2 1/2 planning
hours when the school board revised student busing in
1995. Middle school and high school teachers were not
affected by the decision.
"Another attempt can be made to adjust the length
of the elementary teachers' day if we bring it back to
the bargaining table," said Pat Barber of Manatee Edu-
cation Association, the local teacher's union.
Barber said the school board presented other op-
tions to help alleviate the pressure elementary teachers
have been under by the shortened day. How much of
that really gets offered up remains to be seen, she said.
One option that would have no fiscal impact would
be to modify teachers' schedules, allowing them to
"clock out" 30 minutes earlier three days a week for
longer planning periods.
Two other options would result in an impact of
$1.2 million dollars, including extending teachers'
hours by 30 minutes three days a week, or increasing
special area teachers to one per elementary school.
Barber said money was never an issue. Teachers
want the time to do the things they need to shape the
students, she said.
Barber said each year more demand is placed on
teachers. Whatever the legislature passes, such as ad-
justments to the curriculum, teachers need training.
Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-grade teacher
Anne Kinnan said, "I'm very upset with the outcome."
She said she invites school board members to spend
. one day a month substitute teaching.
"Their decision demoralizes teachers and will have
a negative spin-off in the future," Kinnan said. "Kids
will suffer because arts, theater and other programs will
have to be eliminated because of a lack of planning
time on the part of teachers," she said.
"Life isn't only academics," Kinnan said, you can't
shape a well-rounded kid by teaching only academics.
Teachers get a half-hour lunch, but by the time they
are done supervising rest room breaks and loaning milk
money, they're left with 20 minutes. She said they take
work home as it is.
S When asked her feelings on the outcome of the
vote, Anna Maria Elementary School second-grade
teacher Toni Lashway said she never expected to get
back what was taken away in the first place.
She said she wishes more people would have been
involved to quash it before elementary teachers were
impacted by the board's decision.
Lashway said teachers were mislead in the begin-
ning with the notion of time-on-task the more time
you spend at something the better you become at it. But
in reality, it was more about coordinating bus schedules
for elementary, middle and high schools, she said.
Kinnan also said it was never meant for time-on-
task and was to coordinate bus schedules. "Yes, the
scores are up now, but what long-term effect will it
have?" Kinnan asked.
Barber said in the long run teachers will get burned
out. They will suffer from low morale because they will
feel they can't do their best for the kids.
She said she has seen more requests for early retire-
ment and other programs.
Kinnan said she plans to write every member of the
school board who voted "no," and unless the issue is re-
addressed, she will not support them in the next election.
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Tim Kolbe
said, "I know it's been difficult for them. More stress will
be put on them, but in the face of obstacles, I'm very proud
of their effort and appreciate how hard they work."


S [] PAGE 20 0 JUNE 9, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Pajama party
Lynn Drolet's first-grade class didn't have to get dressed before coming to class the last week before school let
out. Drolet through a pajama party for her class and invited Principal Tim Kolbe. Kolbe showed up to read the
children a bed-time story, keeping up with a long-standing tradition begun by former Principal Jim Kronus.


Here's a preview
This piece of playground equipment at Bashaw Elemen-
tary School is an exact duplicate of the one selected br
Anna Maria Elementary School students. Money is
currently being raised to replace the old playground
equipment with new. Residents and businesses can
purchase personalized tiles to be placed in the school's
corridors. Testing out the climbing wall are, from left,
Ted Gajda, Spencer Carper, Jessica Hickerson, Nathan
Hickerson and Paige Carper. Islander Photo: Courtesy
of Joyce Karp


HAVE A SAFE AND FUN
SUMMER VACATION!


A-maze-ing
Ann Kinnan's fifth-grade class constructed mazes of
nails, paper plates and other materials to illustrate
one of Newton's Laws of Motion. In this case, the
best maze is the slowest maze. Principal Tim Kolbe
judged the entries and this team made the grade.
Pictured are, Chad Ensley, from left, Ashley
Armstrong, Nina Brumley and Anthony Rosas.


Birds-eye view
Pat Whitfield's first-grade
class at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary, School studied Florida
birds for three weeks inside
the classroom before taking
a field trip to Sun & Surf
Beachwear in Holmes Beach
for hands-on experience.
Owner Amy Stickler places a
bird on a student's shoulder,
while Jasper Curry, left,
watches Melissa Baker with
a bird perched atop her arm.
Looking on is Justin
Dearlove. Islander Photo:
Carrie Price


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520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
Frank Davis 407 20th Place ........... $529,000
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703 South Bay Blvd............ $319,900
226 South Harbor .............. $189,000

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613 Ivanhoe La............. $675,000
624 Hampshire Lane.......... $329,500
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502 Magnolia .............. $249,000
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GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006Gulf Drive
A two-story, four-unit Spanish-style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft. Two full baths up, two half
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-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 mattress $199; daybed (white with brass finials)
including two mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call.753-7118.

MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.

ANTIQUE REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire, works
great! 24 by 52 inches, 22 inches deep. $95,
778-6234.

MACINTOSH PERFORM 6200 CD. 64 MB
RAM, 1 GIG hard drive, 15-in. color monitor. OS
8.5, new Zoom 56K modem. Loaded with
software! Pagemaker 6.0, Photoshop 3.0,
Pagemill 3.0, Illustrator 5.5, Quark Xpress 3.32,
MS Word 5.0, plus more. $700. Optional Iomega
zip drive, $100.All in mint condition. 748-6222.

CD PLAYER, great sound. Window pocket cover
for a Mazda Miata. For further information call
778-8224.

SLEEPER SOFA $50, small refrigerator $50,
Homelite chainsaw $50, air conditioner $50, six-ft.
wide mini blinds, Toyota Previa, 794-5980.

" FAX MACHINE, Sharp model UX-105, phone/fax,
answering machine hook-up, fifty station auto and
chain dialer, plus many other features. Excellent
condition. $50. Call 795-0601.

JUKEBOX SEEBURG SELECTOMATIC 100.
1950's vintage, model C (Happy Days model). All
original, complete set of 45 r.p.m.'s included.
Asking $3,000. 779-0392.

BEDROOM SET hunter green and dark wood.
Two dressers, mirror, night stand, double bed,
headboard, desk. chair, bedspread, rugs, lamp.
New condition, $450, may sell separately,
779-1911.

ELEVEN PIECE PVC deep cushioned, patio/pool
side set. Four chairs, table, lounge, large chair with
ottoman, beverage cart, magazine rack and end
table, great condition. $200. 778-3470.

CONTEMPORARY BEDROOM THIRTEEN pieces,
queen coral and pecan Formica. Real heavy, paid
$4,000, sell $500. Like new. 778-3239.


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Saturday only, 9am to 1pm. Summer sales! 6140
Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.



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ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9-noon.
Donations Wednesday 9-11am. Always sales
racks. 511 Pine Ave.,Anna Maria.

RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, June 12, 9am-1pm.
St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street, Holmes
Beach.

PRE-DEMOLITION SALE, everything must go.
Phone system, cabinets, counters, building fixtures,
desks, file cabinets, office equipment. Public Sale,
Friday June 11, 9am-2pm and Saturday June 12,
9am-noon. City of Holmes Beach, 5901 Marina
Drive ( Old City Hall).

MOVING SALE FRIDAY June 11 and Saturday
June 12, 8am. Everything goes, including furniture.
309 B. 65th St. Holmes Beach.

APARTMENT FURNITURE for sale. Saturday June
12, 2304 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.

CHECK OUT our rentals and real estate listings
every week. You never know when your dream
home may be advertised and waiting for your call.


CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROGRAMS Want to
improve your child's reading? Also, programs
proven effective with children with learning disabili-
ties. Free evaluation. Affordable fees. Reading and
cognitive skills therapist. 795-0303.

PREMIERCOM LONG DISTANCE phone service.
7.5 flat rate, Florida 7.1, 800 numbers same rates.
888-785-7859.

LIKE TO TRADE STOCKS? Your broker too expen-
sive? If you want to trade stocks but are put off by
the costs, call us. We can help you with stock
selection, timing (both buys and sells) and the costs
of doing business. Call John Brownless at Longboat
Key Investment Services 383-1336.



CRITTER SITTER. Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water and lots of TLC! 778-6000.


1984 CADILLAC SEVILLE. 75,000 miles, new
brakes/alternator, good work car, runs great, looks
terrible. A/C needs work, needs new paint. $550.
778-5405.

WANTED: OLD-STYLE ladies bike with no cross-
bar and high handlebars. Call 778-2421.



GULFFRONT SHOWCASE
Directly on Gulf beach, this newer
31311R has plantation shutters, Ander-
sou windows, solid-oak spiral stair-
case, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st St., Ilolines Ie;ah Quality and beauty throughout.
$795,000
Call Jaine Tiisworthi R.S. OlSOn Be sfte
at 795-3000 Real Estate, Inc. I I tj,111H n.


YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Is-
land resident. References available. 750-7337.

CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 795-8299.

WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
778-2255.

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South. Half and full day.
For information call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.

1987 BAYLINER, 20.7-FT, Capri 5.0 OMC I/O, low
hours, cuddy, new bimini, $1,800. (727) 845-5689.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-tirme cooks and full and
part-time servers..Please apply in person. 200
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.

SUMMER WORK FOR college students and 1999
high school graduates. $10.25 per hour/base.
Flexible part-time and full-time. No experience nec-
essary. Entry level sales/service. Will train.
Scholarships available, conditions apply. 927-8868.

HOUSEKEEPING FULL/PART-TIME. Good ben-
efits, pleasant working conditions. Resort 66, 6600
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach and Via Roma Beach
Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

DEPUTY CLERK $8.70 per hour, benefits. Word;
Perfect, accounting preferred. Some evening
work. Resume required. EOE. 778-1005 ext. 215,
for information.-

THE BROWN PELICAN gift shop is accepting
application for sales help. Prefer retail experience,
apply at 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

FULL TIME maintenance/landscaper. Longboat
Key Condo 387-3443.

CHILD CARE SUMMER JOB three afternoons/eve-
nings per week. Two children, eight year old and
toddler. Ideal for college student. Over eighteen
years old only. Leave message 928-6499.

WORK AT HOME, flexible hours, part-time. Great
for stay-home moms, retirees. Cut shapes from
fabric. 778-4610.



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EH I (No charge: Under age 16, three-week maximum run.)
Must be placed in person at
The Islander
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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
778-6247.

FREE:K I DS ,ORHIRE

BRADENTON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL honor
student seeks house-sitting opportunities. July -
August 15, 1999. Call Laura at 778-1972.

KIDS SEEKING summer jobs: Advertise here free.
Up to 21 words free for kids under age 16. Three-
week maximum. Information: 778-7979.



STATE CERTIFIED CNA/ home health aide/com-
panion available for a variety of duties. Monday
through Fridays, mornings, afternoons or
evenings or eight-hour shifts. For appointment,
call Robert 779-2236.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulch-
ing, trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

HOUSE-CLEANING wife and husband team
specializing in vacation turnarounds and residential.
Area residents since 1966. Hardworking, depend-
able, insured. 761-1863.

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Insured, affordable, dependable, honest. Island
resident, free estimate. 750-4772, leave message.




H E mail: smithami@gate.net
Web site: www.gate.net/-smithami

OPEN HOUSES
Sunday June 13 2 4 pm
7000 Gulf Dr. #216, Holmes Beach. $389,900
Direct Gulffront 2BR/2BA condo with heated pool,
covered parking, turnkey furnished. Call
Wolfgang Dudda 761-3031 eves.
422 Spring Ave., Anna Maria............$199,000
2BR/1BA duplex close to beach and bay with
tropical landscaping, tin roof, ceramic tile floors.
Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
2306 63rd. St. W., Bradenton ...........$169,900
Stunning two-story 3BR/2.5BA home on a nicely
treed lot in Capetown Village. Call Zee Catanese
794-8991 eves.
3716 Plumosa Terrace, Bradenton .... $259,000
3BR/3BA home on deep-water canal with no
bridges to ICW. In-ground pool with cage and
paver decking. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
6809 7th Ave. W., Bradenton............$142,900
2BR/2BA large Village Green condo in superb
condition. A lake in the front and greenbelt in the
rear! Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
2402 63rd St. W., Bradenton ..........$160,000
Builder's model, 2BR/2BA plus den home in
Capetown Village. Lawn care and community
pool. Call Don Bailey 778-8307 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
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AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage clean-
ing, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires and trim
dressed and more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon at 320-5662.

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200.
Adoption, corporations, modifications, power of
attorney, name change. Suncoast Paralegal
Services 742-4788.

POOL REMODELING, remarciting, cage addi-
tions, poly removal, new deck surfaces, concrete
work. Island resident. State licensed and insured.
951-4007.

THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs,
small jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free esti-
mates 778-5003 or 726-1067.

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac
or PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and
installation. Call Ed, 778-2553.

PAINTER SEMI-RETIRED painter seeks exterior
paint jobs. 35 years local experience, satisfaction
guaranteed. Top quality work at very affordable
prices. 761-1863.

SILCOX CERAMIC TILE and carpet sales and
service. Have samples, small repairs, regrout.
Guaranteed. 20 years experience. Call Randy
746-0671.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
Call 778-8473.

PLEASANT ISLAND COMPANION for hire. Too
pooped to walk the pup? Would you like to
grocery shop without the kids? Are you an elder
who would like a companion to visit? Call Robin
778-8241.


ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes
unsightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house
exteriors, windows, roofs; gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.

IRONING DONE shirts to sheets. Serving Island-
ers for seven years. Pick-up and delivery,
references available. Call "Pressed for Time" at
778-4192.

THE GIRLS RESIDENTIAL cleaning service.
Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or one time.
References available, call 778-6680.

THE GIRLS Professional Mobile Detailing. We
will clean, poJish and protect your auto, boat, RV
at your location. Exterior/Interior. 778-1924.

DAYCARE PROVIDER will baby-sit your child
seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.
Meals included. Love children. Please call
778-9693.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in
town and the best results from classified ads and
service advertising!



JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call
778-6508.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
references. 778-5294.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or
stone delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard
clean-up. Dump truck for hire. Free estimates.
Call Dave Bannigan, 794-6971.


Residential Commercial/Induslrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals

BUY YOUR BOAT A CONDO! OPEN HOUSE
$99,000. 2BR/2BA waterfront JUNE 12TH AND 13TH 1-4PM
condo on a wide canal overlooking 515 BAYVIEW PLACE, ANNA MARIA
Sthe water way. Includes a private CONTRACT FELL THROUGH!
boat dock out the back door. Chil- .- VERY MOTIVATED SELLER!
1 dren and pets are welcome. 3BR/2BA Key West style home on
IB37212 Anna Maria Island. Located on a
t" t LOOKING FOR A BEACH GET- deep water canal with no bridges to


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


AWAY? This is just what your
looking for! $245,000. 2BR/1BA
home just west of Gulf Drive and
just a few short steps to the Gulf of
Mexico. IB37518


Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
924-9000
Eves: 388-1267


open water. Includes a wrap around
deck, white tiles, white carpet and a
two-car garage. Beautifully turnkey
furnished. Room for a pool.
$369,000. Call Karin Stephan,
Realtor, 924-9000. IB37489


PRICED TO SELL. Well maintained 2BR/2BA older home on 100 by 154 foot duplex zoned lot. Short walk to the
beach. Priced at $175,000. Call Pat Thompson, Realtor 751-1155. IB38221
WOODPARK AT DESOTO SQUARE $53,500 2BR/2BA ground floor condo with a wonderful view of the lagoon and
parking at the front door. Turnkey furnished. Includes clubhouse, billiards room, community heated pool and lots of
other activities. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB37806.
TUCKED AWAY in quiet area of Anna Maria. Beautifully maintained and landscaped 3BR/2BA home. Screened &
covered patio area by pool is great for entertaining. Large screened upstairs porch overlooks pool and has view of
the bayou. Lots of storage space down stairs. $339,900. Call Pat Thompson, Realtor 751-1155. IB37311

SEASONAL-& VACATION RENTALS 941-778-0766
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing .Trimming Edging
a Hauling By the cut or by the month.
verie We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
U778.1345 PRICES AND SATISIFACTION
Established in 1983
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Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...


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Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island Resident 650-7871


STEVE ALLEN FLOORING

SQuality Workmanship 15 Years Experience
Unbeatable Pricing on Carpeting & Vinyl
Ceramic Tile From $3.25 sq. ft. Installed
Mobile Showroom, Free Estimates
Fully Licensed and Insured -M
Call 383-5381
or 506-3297


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AND HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12



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Our mobile detail service
comes to you!

Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected. Plus, engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.





371-8006
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon


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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Come in and choose from our huge se-
lection of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything
Under the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.


CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry
foam shampoo and steam cleaned. Living room/
dining room $34.95. Free deodorizing. 794-1278.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. State licensed and insured. Many
Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, re-
pairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call
Jim Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. Free estimates, no overtime charges.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery.
121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and instal-
lation. Quality workmanship. Floors and walls.
Fully insured. Call 387-7153 or 750-5985.

PAINTER SEMI-RETIRED painter seeks exterior
paint jobs. 35 years local experience, satisfaction
guaranteed. Top quality work at very affordable
prices. 761-1863.

MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years ex-
perience, self-employed in the construction
trades. I am handy to have around, 778-1110.

JAMES GREEN PAINTING interior/exterior.
Local resident, local references. Experienced,
insured. Call for your free estimate 941-
749-4156.

CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor.
New homes, renovations, additions. Free esti-
mates and design service. Quality workmanship.
Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.

MAID FOR YOU residential cleaning for all your
needs. Reasonable rates, dependable service.
Call today for a free estimate and leave the dirty
work for us! 792-7613.



HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental
units available for commercial, retail and storage.
Call 778-2924 for information.

BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey,
beautiful view, covered parking. Available now.
$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.

PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished
home on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in
Coral Shores. Available March 1, by the week or
month. Realtor/Owner 387-0533.


BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! Rentals and real es-
tate listings in The Islander Bystander are hot!
And the early bird gets the worm. Make sure you
check it out. Islander ads get fast results!

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/
2BA completely furnished. Dock on deep-water
canal, garage, laundry, quiet street. Many extras.
Monthly $1,600, weekly $550. 813-286-9814.

SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE monthly,
weekly, May 1 through October 15, 1999. No
smoking, no pets. 2BR/1BA, one and a half
blocks to Gulf. Call 778-0733.

HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space.
Approximately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with
exposure on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Real-
tors 778-0777.

HIDEAWAY COVE PANORAMIC BAYVIEW,
nice, quiet, ground floor. One and two bedroom,
fully-furnished, steps to beach, restaurants and
more. Available now through December. Also
winter season and consider annual. No pets or
smoking. 778-7107.

GULFFRONT STUDIO ANNUAL $725 per month,
one only. 792-2779. Now rented.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise. 3BR/2.5BA, ca-
nal home, heated pool. Close to beach. $3,000
per month, $875 per week. 800-223-4472.

ISLAND 1BR/1BA duplex style apartment in
Holmes Beach, close to beach. Non-smoking, no
pets. $575 per month. Tenant pays all utilities ex-
cept water. 778-8224.

ISLAND 2BR/2BA duplex style in Holmes Beach,
close to beach. Non-smoking, no pets. $775 per
month. Tenant pays all utilities except water. For
appointment call 778-8224.



Get It Together Inc
Get organized: Home or Office
Affordable Confidential
Call me ... you need me ...
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916


j At Home Child Care solution, Inc,.
"A child-care referral service providing
professional, quality child care at your
home. hotel or special event"
778-0443


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GREAT GIFTS ANYTIME!

AMERICAN
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5804 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach

778-1617
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ROOM WITH PRIVILEGES 200 feet from beach
50 feet from bay. Washer/dryer, cable, updated.
$400 plus half utilities or $125 per week. Deposit
and references required. 778-2991.
ANNUAL 1BR DUPLEX, spacious, clean, new car-
pet, two blocks to beach. $500, plus electricity. 2110
Ave. B, 778-6387.

SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month.
Available now. 792-2779.

2BR/2BA.ANNUAL UNFURNISHED. Bright and
spacious, new kitchen, appliances, tile, washer/
dryer, etc. quiet, secure neighborhood, close to
beach. $850 per month, first. last and security.
Small pet considered, non-smokers preferred.
704-3171 or 778-9798.

BAYFRONT GROUND-LEVEL house 2BR/2BA,
annual unfurnished with dock privileges. No pets.
109 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. $1,100 per
month. 322-2101.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA on canal with dock.
No pets. 778-7039.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across
form beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates
still available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA furnished, adorable
cottage with washer/dryer, wood floors, close to
beach, bay, shops and pier. 106 Church,
Bradenton Beach. $1,000 per month, $500 secu-
rity. 813-258-2411.

LIGHT, AIRY, MODERN elevated 2BR/2BA.
Spectacular Gulf and sunset views from balcony
or deck! Large Kitchen with ceramic tile, lots of
cupboards, plenty of closet space, tastefully fur-
nished, includes washer/dryer. Game area down-
stairs plus garden area (gardeners welcome).
Covered parking for two cars. Convenient to ev-
erything. Annual $900 per month, $900 deposit,
own utilities. 778-2991.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, great
location. $650 per month, first, last, security.
778-2658.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/BA. Furnished
or unfurnished, walk to beach of city center. $510
to $560 plus electric. 725-1304 leave message.
LARGE ATTRACTIVELY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA
with outstanding Gulf and sunset views. Parking
underneath for two cars. Washer/dryer, double
closets in both bedrooms plus bath cupboards
and hall closet. Light, bright kitchen with ceramic
tile. Good location in north Bradenton Beach.
Annual $850 per month plus utilities, $850 de-
posit. 778-2991.

ROOM FOR ONE more. Furnished, private
entrance and bath, washer/dryer. Holmes Beach,
$100 per week, $50 security. 778-5080.


ANNUAL FULLY FURNISHED 2BR/1.5BA du-
plex. Hardwood floors, Berber carpet, washer/
dryer, dishwasher. Steps to beach and bay. $800
per month includes water. 778-8335.

HOLMES BEACH VACATION rentals. 1-2/BR,
furnished apartments with pool. Low summer
rates, stones throw to beach. Also booking for 99/
00. 778-4368.

ANNUAL FURNISHED EFFICIENCY with kitch-
enette in Holmes Beach. $450 per month
includes cable/utilities. $350 security. Block to
beach, no pets! 778-0794, 407-846-8741.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, garage,
washer/dryer, big shady yard, near bay. Clean,
quiet home. Unfurnished, no smokers/pets. $800
per month, first, last, security. Good credit? Good
landlord! 778-5349.

ANNUAL RENTALS efficiency, 1BR, 2BR units,
prices range from $375-$850 per month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA elevated home. De-
luxe screened deck, open plan, steps to beach.
Available six months, $975 per month plus utili-
ties and security. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.

SEMI-ANNUAL RENTALS, furnished, utilities in-
cluded. Close to beach, with pool, garden. $580
- $890 per month, no security. Call 778-6569.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA in quiet Holmes Beach
neighborhood. Clean and updated, steps to bay
and beach. $750 per month, first, last, security.
778-5482.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH on bay. Lovely
1BR cottage, central air, deck, lush grounds,
washer/dryer hook-up, dock privileges. No pets
or smokers. $735 per month. 778-4625.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 1BR with den,
duplex, lush grounds, deck, dock privileges. $650
per mohth, no pets or smokers. 778-4625.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL, unfurnished 2BR/
1 BA, newly refinished, quiet, one block to beach.
$700 plus utilities, no pets. 778-6348.

RENT WITH PURCHASE option. 1 BR with 10 by
20 ft. room. Open, bright, washer/dryer. Must be
55. 778-4523.

LONGBOAT CONDO IN DUPLEX for rent.
Ground floor, 2BR/2BA, newly furnished, private
back yard, across from beach, walk to grocery,
shops, library. $1,200 per month, cable and utili-
ties included. 387-8255.


PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old.
3BR/2.5BA, 1,726 sq.ft. Many extras $174,500.
Call Mr. Bruno 800-631-2221, 792-8289.


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Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-5594 After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 778-3468

R.T. (BOB) HILTON CONSTRUCTION
Residential and Commercial. Remodel and
New Construction. Island and Mainland.
"DON'T SAY HOW, SAY HILTON"
Lic. #CGC012191 747-1098

Need PC assistance? Help getting on the
Internet? "@Ease With PCs" can help. Instruction, -
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on
your premises. Y2K TEST & FIX.
Sorry, no Macs. Call Keith Allen 792-8718.


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&Maintenance 778-6508
Lawn care, native plants, mulch, trim, hauling and cleanup.

RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
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.4 Auto* Marine
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5608 Morina Dr., Holmes Beach 778-0818 Behind the Auto Service Center

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GULF FRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a
kind! There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-
4523 or 800-977-0803.

BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF the bay from this brand
new home. 1,764 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA elevated cus-
tom built home with decks. Offered at $229,000.
Please call 778-6724.

GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA ground
floor on a 50 by 150-ft. lot to be completed in
June. Nice, quiet, dead-end street. $525,000,
S800-977-0803, 778-4523.


BARK & COMPANY REALTY buyer's broker.
Buyers represented. Steven M Bark, Broker. 383-
1717 or 720-3200.

2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM on Gulf. LaCosta,
1800 Gulf Drive North. $198,500. 404-656-7597.
No Brokers.

SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2BA villa close to
beach and bay. Nice sunroom and single
attached carport. Priced to sell! Call Norma Niles
at Georgia Anthony Real Estate 752-4147 or
725-1834.

HOLMES BEACH TIMESHARE unit for sale. On
the Gulf, fully furnished, 1BR. Week #27, July 3-
July 10, buy now and use this year. No brokerage
Sfee. $3,000 or best offer. 639-8388.

TWO COMMERCIAL CONDOS Holmes Beach
Industrial Center. Many possible uses: art studio,
carpentry, publishing, repair shop, wholesale .
Two offices upstairs, two garages down.
$125,000. Yvonne Higgins 761-3100, Wagner
Realty.


Great income opportu-
nity! Short walk to the
Si beachc. Annual tenants
S until June 13 and Nov. 1,
1 >,, 1999. Price reduced to
$239,000. MLS#36510

Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
SAfter hours 778-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


BRADENTON BEACH COTTAGE with Gulf view.
Thirty steps beach. Reduced to $148,000.
778-7098.

BIMINI BAYFRONT. Beautiful open view, new
seawall and 12 by 65-foot dock, pool and more.
$429,000. Principals only call 953-6897 to see
this 2,800 plus sq.ft. single story home.

PERICO BAY CLUB VILLA (Manatee Ave. before
Anna Maria Island). Spacious 2BR/2BA, end unit,
one level, cathedral ceilings, private, double ga-
rage, very nice. $136,000. Owner 941-228-7203.

KEY ROYALE BY OWNER. 3BR/2BA with large
yard, room for additions, pool, etc. Nice quiet
street, $20,000 under anything else on Key at
$189,000. Hurry will sell quickly! 761-9259.

BY OWNER very nice Holmes Beach duplex on
double lot. Plenty of room for additions, pool, etc.
100 yards to beautiful beach. Great rental income!
$199,000. Frank 761-9259.

RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA, well furnished, great
rental history. Includes amenities, near beach.
Principals only. $132,000. 778-7414.

SECLUDED, CHARMING, BAYFRONT, updated
Old Florida style home surrounded by huge oak on
one-plus acre. Located in NW Bradenton on Palma
Sola Bay. 3BR/2BA, Mexican tile, private master
suite. Dock, channel to bay and Intracoastal.
Hemingway would love it. Price of $499 ,000 in-
cludes platted buildable lot. Call Helen Barry or
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.

ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/1BA Anna Maria
City. $600 per month plus utilities. First, last and
security. 778-5439.




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GULF OF MEXICO BEACH HOUSE. Elegant custom-designed
residence. 3,684 +/- sq.ft., 3BR, authentic Mexican tile floors
throughout. Nine-foot ceilings and arched doors to balcony overlook-
ing white sandy beach. $1,350,000. Don Lewis 794-3200. R37566


WATERFRONT
BAY HOLLOW. Spacious and open
2BR/2B unit. On canal with boat slip and
access to Sarasota Bay. $126,000. Dave
Barker 792-8932. C34274
ENJOY SERENITY and security in bayfront
community. Beautiful townhomes with 2,000
sq.ft. Two pools, two Har-tru tennis courts and
clubhouses add to the resort-style atmo-
sphere of the Island. Good value for water-
front property. Townhouses priced from
$225,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981.
EXCEPTIONAL SAILBOAT WATER.
Two lifts, 51-foot dock for three boats.
Light and bright, immaculate 3BR home
with a great view. $319,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko
792-9122. R37734


COCONUT BAYOU on Anna Maria Island. Tropical hideaway with
4BR/4B basks in Florida sunshine. Stunning drama in this waterfront
residence with 30 feet of glass overlooking bayou. $559,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R37933


MAINLAND
LAKEVIEW CONDOMINIUM. Living,
dining areas, 2BR/2B and storage areas.
Nice park-like complex. $37,500. Sandy
Harmon 722-1347. C36567
HOP, SKIP AND A JUMP. Only minutes
separate you from banking, shopping,
schools and more. 3BR split plan home
in The Crossings. $129,900. Dave
Barker 792-8932.
NORTHWEST LAKEFRONT GLAM-
OUR. Outstanding 3BR sparkling pool
home in popular neighborhood.
Catherdral ceilings, new carpet. Great
open plan. Located on quiet street.
$169,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R38156


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DELIGHTFUL MOBILE HOME 3BR/1BA. Looks
and feels like a small home Decorated and re-
modeled by perfectionists. Land owned,
Floridiana park fee only $65 per month, includes
water, sewer, trash. Near Cortez Plaza in
Bradenton. $44,000. Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty 761-3100.

WHY RENT? 1BR trailer with 10 by 20 foot room,
cute, open, washer/dryer, boat storage. Sand
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enough to accommodate sailboat. No bridges
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SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Super clean 2BR/2BA unit close to
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778-4800. MLS 36165


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ACROSS
1 60's teens
5 Bit of kelp, e.g.
9 Italian wine city
13 Pioneering
hypnotist
19 Drop
20 Where the kip is
currency
21 Roll up
22 Run out
23 Like many a
jailbird?
26 Goad
27 Haughty look
28 Body passage
29 Horned vipers
31 Deutschland
song
32 Transporting
white
envelopes?
37 Cartoonist
Browne
40 Witticism
41 Mitigates
42 Erstwhile
catalogue
46 Opposed, in
oaters
48 Farm alarm
52 Kind of tunnel
53 Dethrone
55 Ill effect of
some rock?
59 Long Island
Sound city


60 Nightclub
61 Dummy
62 Singer Tennille
63 Dappled
64 Saying
66 MCditerrance,
e.g.
68 Hits the hay
70 Chemical
endings
71 Gold mine for
brew lovers?
74 Author
Umberto et al.
76 Imagine
78 CBer's "bear"
79 Porky Pig's
girlfriend
82 Stage doings
84 Eighth-century
Chinese poet
85 East Lansing
sch.
87 Beauty parlor
procedures
88 Showy wrap
89 Result of too
much filing by
the manicurist?
92 Where the bees
are
93 A Dionne
95 Some smiths
97 Leeds's river
98 Low-lying areas
99 Expanse
102 Brit. lexicon
104 Classicist's
subj.
105 Direction to the
special effects
guy?


111 Deposit
114 "Good Luck,
Miss Wyckoff"
writer
115 Appear
116 Wonderland
cake message
120 Nitrogen
compounds
122 These may have
been given to
Ishmael?
126 Kind of wheel
127 Cartoonist
Peter
128 King's address
129 Rombauer of
cookbook fame
130 Drops of water,
e.g.
131 It's "east" of
Toledo
132 Chuek
133 Australian
hoppers
DOWN
1 Liverwort kin
2 Arabian land
3 Joint
4 Beef on the
hoof
5 Garment under
a chasuble
6 Lambaste
7 Convicted
crime boss John
8 Pale
9 Mil. post
10 Latin possessive
11 "The Crucible"
happenings
12 "Maybe"


13 Bright group
14 River of
Somersetshire
15 Bee participant
16 The south of
France
17 Perry's creator
18 Saxophone, e.g.
24 Recipient of a
beating
25 Physics unit
30 Canadian chiefs
33 Sewer worker
of 50's TV
34 Eponymous
British Bobby
35 Swiss river
36 Danish writer
Dinesen
37 Smears
38 Light
39 Play an
amorous
detective?
43 Where the
criminal seaman
ended up?
44 Martha of
"Hcllzapoppin"
45 Inuit
conveyance
47 Some fishermen
49 C.I.A., once
50 Indecent
51 Saved for future
viewing
52 Third-century
date
54 Emerge
56 Secures with
seat belts


57 Broke clods
58 Successful
63 Caesar's money
65 Range
67 Fox sitcom
69 Put a new point
on
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workspace
73 Non-italic
75 Notched range
77 End in ---


80 Slip remover
81 To date
82 Slumbering
83 Robin Cook
book
86 Little: Suffix
89 Actress Virna
90 Print indelibly
91 Actress Talbot
94 Map
explanations
96 Gadabouts


99 Lacrosse squad
100 Jamaican music
101 Muslim moguls
103 Vier preceder
106 They hold tight
107 "-v" equivalent
108 Part of L.C.M.
109 Sun: Prefix
110 Mr. Arafat
111 Reindeer herder
112 Sheik Abdel
Rahman


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"Benson"
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old-stvle
118 Office note
119 Those, toJuanita
121 Hackberry, for
one
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124 Me, it's often
said
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Montgomery


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