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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE AUGUST 11, 1999
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By Susan K. Kesselring and David Futch
Anna Maria City Public Works Director Phil
Charnock was arrested Friday, Aug. 6, for aggravated
assault when he brandished a loaded .22-caliber hand-
gun at another driver on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
According to the arrest report, Charnock waved a
revolver while both he and the victim were driving.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Dahl re-
ported he caught up with Charnock at his marina resi-
dence and conducted a "high-risk traffic stop."
Dahl said Charnock was handcuffed for the
trooper's safety and asked where the gun was. He told
Dahl it was under the seat and Dahl retrieved the
weapon, a .22-caliber revolver loaded with nine bullets.
Charnock told The Islander Bystander the weapon
belongs to his wife.
Charnock said he was heading north on Interstate
275 on his way home from work about 5 p.m. when he
attempted to merge in traffic ahead of the toll booths.
"Another driver tried to run me off the road,"
"The driver was on a cellular phone and oblivious
to me," Charnock said. "I honked my horn after being
forced over two lanes."
According to Charnock, "the other driver became
irate" and after they both paid the toll, the other driver
pulled in front of him and put on his brakes.
Charnock said the other driver repeated the act
twice before the driver began steering the car erratically
back and forth in front of him.
Charnock said he picked up his wife's gun, "a pea-
shooter" as he called it, refusing to identify the .22-
caliber handgun, and showed the driver and passenger
the butt of the gun while also pointing-to it.
He said he did the act in an attempt to get the other
driver to stop harassing him.
Dahl reported that Charnock's actions created fear
in the victims. He also reported that at the time of the
assault, Charnock did not have the intent to kill Sam
and Carla Lawton, the victims.
The Lawtons followed Charnock and used their
cell phone to notify police. FHP was dispatched to
Charnock's boat-home in St. Petersburg.
Charnock said it was a scene comparable to a cop
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By Jim Hanson
Suzi Fox is enraged and elated enraged because
people are killing baby turtles, elated because people
are giving life to baby turtles.
Fox heads Turtle Watch and holds the state sea
turtle preservation permit for Anna Maria Island. She
and fellow volunteers devote half of their lives. six
months every year. to the turtles that use the Island's
beaches as an incubator.
Monday night they oversaw the hatching of five
loggerhead nests. 500 or more hatchlings.
The night before, they lost 100 hatchlings to street
lights in Bradenton Beach, the one city on the Island
that usually has no problems. Newly hatched turtles
instinctively head for the twinkle on the Gulf horizon,
guided by its faint illumination. Lights inshore lure
them to their death.
"I was just burying those hatchlings," said Fox,
"when I got a call about Coconuts in Holmes Beach.
Lights there attracted 70 brand new turtles into the
parking lot, even though the maintenance man did what
code enforcement people told him to do."
With hundreds of hatchlings digging up out of their
nests every night during August, she doesn't have time
to teach enforcement people their turtle jobs. she said.
Bradenton Beach is great. Holmes Beach isn't.
And human interference with nests continues to be
a critical problem. one that may bring in state and fed-
eral law officers: There are severe penalties, fines to
S50.000 and prison time. for bothering nests or turtles.
From the Martinique north, people are moving
cages that protect nests. "We put cages around nests in
areas that are unsafe for the hatchlings," she said.
"Move the cage and the turtles may die. When they,
hatch and come up into the cage. volunteers s who know.
. hat the 're doing put them in buckets and release
;hem safely into the Gulf.*"
Heavx rain added to their problems and their
gratification this week. It flooded five nests. which
would be fatal to the eggs had not Turtle Watch ex-
perts taken a hand.
Two of the nests were lost, but the volunteers
swiftly excavated the other three and took the eggs to
Fox's home, put them in her garage in boxes and cov-
ered them with wet cloths.
They've hatched and a couple hundred tiny turtles
were doing well when last seen scrambling into the
comparatively safe waters of the Gulf.
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Charnock charged with
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show on television.
He said he was scared one of several patrol offic-
ers who arrived to apprehend him would shoot because
they each were squared off and had their guns cocked.
Sam Lawton told troopers he was attempting to
merge from northbound S.R. 93 to 1-275 toward the toll
booth when Charnock started blowing his horn and
,-- changed lanes.
He said Charnock
/' blared his horn the entire
S time he attempted to make
his way over to the next
lane. While at the toll booth,
wrI Lawton said he "thanked
him for being an ass."
Lawton said he ex-
ited the toll booth first with
Phil Charnock as Charnock behind him,
pictured by Manatee "speeding up so hard that
County sheriff's deputies his tires were spinning."
just after his arrest Lawton reported he
Friday evening, accelerated at a normal
rate of speed as Charnock
tried to pass. "I didn't let him," Lawton said.
Trooper Dahl said Charnock then became angry
and tailgated Lawton for a couple of miles. Charnock
then passed Lawton on the left, showing Lawton and
his wife what they described to troopers as "an older-
style, small blue .22 revolver."
Lawton said he and his wife followed the trooper
to a marina where "a white male, 40 or 50, sailor type"
Charnock was charged with aggravated assault and
booked into the Port Manatee stockade because the
incident occurred in Manatee County. He said he
shared a cell with drug dealers and wife beaters and
never wants to go back to jail.
"It was a stupid mistake," he said, "I wish I would
have pulled over at the very start."
Charnock spent the night in the stockade before
coming before Circuit Judge Thomas M. Gallen Satur-
Larry Yochim, deep front, and Jerry Brower of Manatee County Water Distribution Department clear a busted
water main in front of Tim Schweter's BP station at Gulf and Marina drives while Al Reigle scratches his
head. Reigle, who works for a firm called Driveway Men, was hired to dig up the street in front of the BP
service station so new drain pipes could be installed in an effort to solve stormwater flooding problems there.
Reigle said he called Sunshine Locater to come out and identify the location of underground telephone, water
and power lines. The problem Sunshine has with water mains lies in the fact they're made of concrete and
can't be found easily because they don't contain metal. "It's like playing Russian roulette, Reigle said. "I hit
water lines like this two or three times a year." Islander Photo: David Futch
Gallen released Charnock on his own recognizance
after screening him for supervised release.
Charnock said he thinks Assistant State Attorney
Greg Hagopian and Judge Gallen were possibly le-
nient because he works for the City of Anna Maria
and has local ties.
Hagopian says determining bond versus supervised
release depends on a number of factors including com-
munity ties, prior criminal history, the likelihood a per-
son will show up for probation, weight of evidence and
Aggravated assault is a third degree felony.
Charnock will be arraigned Friday, Sept. 3. If con-
victed, he may face five years in prison and a statutory
fine, according to Hagopian.
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Hagopian declined to elaborate on the charges.
Mayor Chuck Shumard issued a memo to city com-
missioners on Monday afternoon stating "nothing
should be done until we find out if he will be formally
charged or the charges will be dropped."
Charnock said he fears he will lose all his state li-
censes and his city job if he is convicted of the felony.
Charnock has been the city's building official for four
years and earns a $41,106 per year salary. Commission-
ers approved a 5 percent raise for the coming budget year.
Shumard said he would support Charnock through
this ordeal, adding that he hadn't been in touch with
anyone at the state attorney's office.
He said, "I'll let the judicial system do its work. I'd
really like to, but I don't think I should. That would be
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With the decision by Bradenton Beach Mayor
Connie Drescher not to seek a second term in office,
the position as head of the city will become vacant this
So far, two candidates have opened campaign ac-
counts to seek the seat: Vice Mayor John Chappie and
Chappie seeks mayor post
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor John Chappie is in the
running for mayor, opening a campaign account Monday.
Chappie, 47, ran unopposed for office in Ward 4 in
the southern part of the city in 1996 and again in 1998, and
has had the title of vice mayor for the past two years.
"Bradenton Beach has made tremendous improve-
ments in the past 10 years,"
1% Chappie said, "and we're at
the point now where we
could start to slide backward.
'. R I think we're at a crossroads
with the city and the way
things are being done, and we
need leadership not that
'":i. we haven't had leadership -
j .V '"y but we need some change."
Chappie Chappie said the city
commission needs to work
together as a team to solve several problems: beach
renourishment, bike lanes along Gulf Drive, sidewalks and
curbing in the city, problems with the pilings at the city
pier, and investigation of the proposed federal scenic high-
ways project for Gulf Drive.
Chappie is owner of a lawn care and landscape com-
pany and has been active on city beautification boards and
the city's planning and zoning board, serving as chair,
vice chair and member for a number of years. He was also
on the board of adjustment and the city's comprehensive
planning committee in the mid-1980s and land develop-
ment code committee.
Chappie, a 25-year-long resident of the city, served
on the city's first community redevelopment agency
that led to the city's first $500,000 community devel-
opment block grant.
He has a major in political science from Ohio Univer-
sity with a bachelor of general studies degree.
Commissioner Gail Cole.
The official qualifying for the commission seats,
which with both Chappie and Cole running for mayor will
now have all five seats on the commission on the ballot,
runs from noon Monday, Sept. 13 to noon Friday, Sept.
17. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Cole announces for mayor
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Gail Cole
has announced plans to seek the city's mayoral post this
"I believe now is the time to get someone in office
who has some good business experience," Cole, 70,
said. "We need someone who can better manage the
money in the budget."
He has been spear-
heading an effort to get the
city involved in recycling
for the past few years and
said that topic is "foremost
on my agenda. Citizens said
in 1990 they wanted to re-
cycle, and the city hasn't
done so yet."
Cole served as com-
missioner for Ward 2 in
1995 for a one-year term, did not seek re-election in
1996, then ran and won in 1997 for a one-year term. He
ran uncontested in 1998 and has served since.
He is married and has five children and 13 grand-
children. He has lived in Bradenton Beach for 20 years.
Cole is semi-retired, still serving as a foundry
consultant and casting broker. Much of his work in
the past 50-plus years has been spent in the metal
industry, where he has been involved in making pat-
terns for casting applications in the automobile in-
Cole served in the U.S. Army and saw combat duty
with the First Airborne Ranger Company in Korea.
As commissioner, Cole initiated the successful
charter review process several years ago. He also
participated in the committee to review the peak
demand staffing issues regarding ambulance service
on the Island.
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Crescent Bridge closes
to traffic for repair
Repairs will necessitate closing the Crescent
Street Bridge in Anna Maria to vehicle, pedestrian
and bicycle traffic on Wednesday morning, Aug.
11. It is anticipated the city will reopen the bridge
Friday morning, Aug. 13.
Work will include installation of new curbs on
Crescent Street from the intersection at Pine Av-
enue to Lakeview Drive.
Traffic will be detoured during the closure to
North Bay Boulevard and North Shore Drive.
8/13, 1 p.m., city commission workshop on
8/17, 2 p.m., commission work session on
grant committee options, scenic byways
8/18, 7 p.m., public meeting on proposals for
Katie Pierola Sunset Park.
8/19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
8/19, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
8/16, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall,
Anna Maria City Hall: 10005 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
OM PAGE 4 K AUGUST 11, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria park problematic
By Susan K. Kesselring
The "powers that be" in Anna Maria may be experi-
encing a backlash from residents.
It's not only parking issues that are creating a stir these
days. Adding to the mix is a proposed park for which the
city is pursuing funds from a state grant.
The closing of Gladiolus Street and Beach Avenue to
parking initiated a petition to reopen these streets to resi-
dent parking and was presented to commissioners at a
meeting July 27.
Presently, a second petition is being circulated in
Anna Maria in an effort to have the city withdraw its grant
application for a new city park on South Bay Boulevard
between Magnolia Avenue and Loquat Drive.
It may be hard to imagine that plans for a new pictur-
esque park in Anna Maria wouldn't be popular with resi-
dents, but a host of reasons accompany their criticism.
Buses double, free both to,
from Island starting Monday
By Jim Hanson
Island bus service will double starting next
week, and it will all begin with a free ride.
Longboat Key, on the other hand, is out of it.
Manatee County Area Transit is streamlin-
ing its schedules starting next week, with two
routes on Anna Maria Island instead of one, and
the Longboat Key leg eliminated for lack of in-
terest on the part of riders.
Susan Hancock, MCAT marketing manager,
said that for the inaugural week for the new ser-
vice, Aug. 16 to 21, all bus rides will be free
throughout the system.
The Island's routes will be No. 5 centered
on Manatee Avenue, and No. 6, Cortez Road.
No. 5 will originate at Beachway Plaza at
Manatee Avenue and 75th Street, the hourly
schedule holding throughout the day: Leave
Beachway at five minutes past the hour or :05,
Manatee Public Beach :15, Anna Maria City :24,
down the Island for its regular stops in Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach, reaching Coquina
Beach at :40, back up to serve Bridge Street at
:45 and returns to Beachway via the same route.
No. 6 will start and end at Cortez Plaza,
Cortez Road at U.S. 41, connecting at Blake
Memorial Hospital. It will leave Cortez Plaza at
five after the hour or :05, go west on Cortez
Road making regular stops, hit Blake at :22, 75th
Street at :30, Cortez village at :35, Coquina
Beach at :40, when it reverses the route back to
New is what MCAT calls the spine of its
system, Route 10 from Sarasota-Manatee Inter-
national Airport to Palmetto. A new service is
the "tripper," two trips in the morning and two
in the afternoon from Cortez Plaza to Whitfield
Avenue on No. 15.
Details on the routes and schedules are in a
brochure titled "Ride Guide" along with a sys-
tem map, available on buses or at the Cafe on the
Beach, Manatee County Public Beach and at Co-
quina Beach, or at 747-8621.
"Part of the problem is that we didn't participate in its
development," resident Karen Trivers said.
Residents were informed of the city's plans after the
grant application was delivered to the state.
The public was informed by Mayor Chuck Shumard
at a July 9 commission meeting that the city is attempting
to acquire the $1.75 million property for preservation.
Shumard said the city is negotiating with the Lardas
family, owners of the 3.8 acres of land.
Resident John Trivers asked the commission to re-
scind the grant application at a meeting July 27 because
the city doesn't have the full support of the community.
He said, "I'm unalterably opposed to this new form
of stealth government, where you not only don't solicit
public comment, but consciously avoid the public until
after you've acted."
Later in the week, Trivers met with Shumard, who
agreed at the time of the meeting to withdraw the grant
application, but later changed his mind. The mayor said
he will bring it before the commission Aug. 10 for a full
Shumard said people are opposed to the park because
they don't understand the parameters of the grant.
He said that according to the grant requirements, ex-
otics would be removed, including all Australian pines and
Brazilian pepper trees, prior to development.
Shumard said there wasn't a specific time line and
that the process could take course throughout the years.
Residents think the cost is going to come out of their
pockets, but that's not so, he said.
The initial grant covers the purchase of the land, but
the city can apply for an additional grant for development
of the park, he said.
Shumard said costs, such as paying the grant writer,
would be incurred when and if the city receives the
However, fees for grant writing services are not
included in the breakdown of acquisition costs accord-
ing to information in the grant application.
Other acquisition costs include the cost of apprais-
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als, a certified survey, cost of title report insurance, the
cost of an environmental audit and commission fees.
In addition the city employed engineers Najjar and
Shroyer Inc. to do a study of available land and to iden-
tify species of trees, plants and animals.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the city
has not been billed for their services.
Money spent for grant-writing and engineering
services will come out of commission fees in which
$60,000 has been set aside for miscellaneous expenses,
according to Charnock.
City Clerk Laura Vogel was unsure of the amount the
city would be billed for services from grantwriter Jordan
and Associates, but said she expects the bill soon.
Shumard said the city would only have to pay for
the grant preparation if it made the decision to back out
on the application.
The Trivers, who live alongside the proposed prop-
erty and neighbor Georgia Van Cleave, who is a grant
writer, say there are problems with the grant. They say
information is left out or incorrect.
Van Cleave said the city shouldn't be spending any
money before it finds out whether it qualified for the grant.
In addition, the city has received non-supportive let-
ters from other residents.
Resident Elizabeth Moss, who lives on Willow Av-
enue adjacent to Gulffront Park, wants to know why the
city would be interested or involved in pursuing another
city park when it doesn't take care of Gulffront Park.
Resident Dick Mason said, "I do not know much
about the grant or its parameters and restrictions, but I
would sincerely hope that the commission would give
equal weight to cleaning and maintaining our existing
Funds to preserve the land are available from the
Florida Forever program. It will award $22 million this
year to local governments to acquire land for natural re-
source conservation, outdoor recreation and urban
Anna Maria is one of 84 applicants.
The city has been successful in obtaining a $100,000
matching grant from the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection's Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program for restoration of the city pier.
In the past, the city commission discussed purchasing
lots on the north side of Bay Boulevard, across from the
city pier, as well as three other lots on Gulf Drive.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 11, 1999 M PAGE 5 l]
Cagnina talks to Postal Service
about leasing market
By David Futch and Susan Kesselring
John Cagnina said he's had informal talks with
U.S. Postal Service officials about turning Island-
ers' Market into Anna Maria City's post office.
In addition, he said he has talked to other poten-
tial tenants about leasing the property his father
Ernie and Benny Scanio bought in 1946.
However, until he takes control of the property
from previous tenant Frank Albano, Cagnina said
whatever goes in the store is up in the air.
"We're in an eviction process right now. Until
I hear from the tenant, it would be premature for me
to say anything," Cagnina said. "We've had some
informal discussions and inquiries from other
people. I'm not going to discuss the property with
any potential tenants until I take possession. I have
inquired about putting the post office there.... I've
spoken with them but I think the post office is go-
ing across from the Anna Maria City Pier."
Cagnina said he would not reopen the store
himself as a grocery store.
"It's not what I do," he said. "At best it could
be a convenience store. The truth of the matter is, I
have no idea what people would put in there. But
it's suitable for retail and office space."
Marie Franklin, Ben Scanio's daughter, is a real
estate broker and owner of Anna Maria Realty. Her
business is in the building on the south side along
with a hair salon.
Her mother, Antoinette Scanio, owns the build-
Charnock, who went shopping for property with
Betty Jordan of Jordan and Associates, said none of
those properties met the criteria for the grant.
"In order to qualify," Charnock said, "the land
must be undeveloped."
Charnock expressed concern over withdrawing the
grant application, saying, "It could blackball the city
from applying for future grants."
When the city first announced its plans to acquire
the property, Shumard and Charnock said the property
would be made into a nature park with trails.
Post office relocation
The deadline for sealed bids for relocation of
the Anna Maria Post Office was June 14.
U.S. Postal Service officials said this week
that a notice of recommended sites will be
mailed to Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard by
the end of the week.
ing along with her nephew John Cagnina and his
sister Carmen Shea.
Franklin said it has always been understood
within the family that the grocery store was the
Cagninas' property and that the south side of the
building was her and her mother's property.
"I'm staying right where I am. The grocery
store is what went out. Neither us nor Snips [salon]
are going to leave," Franklin said. "Frank Albano
tried really hard to make a go. Unfortunately he
couldn't make it there. The bottom line is he
couldn't compete with Publix. We feel like every-
one else. We're despondent about not having a gro-
cery store on this end of the island."
The family does have some ideas about what to
do with the empty space, she said.
"John has talked to the post office," Franklin
said. "I would love it if the post office came here.
This is a historic building and could be fixed up
easily. There are entrances on all sides of the build-
ing and a loading dock."
The project name on the grant application is "Anna
However, state officials are envisioning something
similar to Bayfront Park and the city will need to comply
with the state's vision if its expects to obtain funding.
Anne Peery, executive director of Florida Communi-
ties Trust, said by accepting the grant money the city
would be committed to making the park handicap acces-
sible, provide rest room facilities and install lighting.
All of which the city will need to maintain and in-
clude in its budget.
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Dog days of summer
Anna Maria Islanders see and feel the stifling dog
days of summer bear down as August crawls along like
Relief is nowhere in sight. The autumn chill at the
end of the tunnel a whisper.
Part-time Islanders who flee to cooler summer
homes might consider what year-rounders subject
themselves to. Most of us suffer this endurance test
by shuffling to and from air-conditioned homes/
Heat and humidity are a double oppression. After-
noon thunderstorms offer the only relief during swel-
tering 92-in-the-shade days.
Dogs lay in the middle of the road without
fear.You talk to folks and they don't hear or refuse
to put forth effort in the hope of avoiding further sweat-
We wait and watch for hurricanes, some of us
wishing for a big blow and a break in the doldrums.
Don't think we won't get one either. Hurricane Andrew
was the first storm of 1992, forming Aug. 24 and catch-
ing the apathetic by surprise. More than $30 billion in
damage got everyone's attention.
Islanders who labored during the winter months
to keep heart and soul together and food on the table
pull the belt a notch tighter.
Now for the up side.
It's quiet. No traffic gridlock. No gawkers.
The mangoes are red, yellow, orange and purple,
sweet and free for the asking. Sunsets are the same.
Local avocados, if you know where to find them,
make a great guacamole or salad. Key limes flour-
ish to provide for pies, ceviche and cold drinks. The
aphrodisiacal smell of guavas forces.the curious to
search them out.
If you can throw a cast net, the summer mullet
are starting to fatten up. There's nothing quite like
fresh-smoked mullet. Roasted on a grill is even bet-
We're heading to the beach to catch the sunset
and a breeze. Maybe we'll expend a little effort -
grab a fishing rod and stop and pick a mango or two
on the way. And that mango will come in handy for
color comparison when the sun goes down.
It's summer on Anna Maria Island and there's
nothing we like better than doing nothing.
Unless it's chasing news stories. Thankfully
there's enough of that going on.
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233 Anna Maria folks
amount to a molehill?
I would like to thank The Islander Bystander for
its support regarding parking problems on beach
access streets in Anna Maria City.
Apparently 233 signatures of Anna Maria resi-
dents wanting beach-access parking available to
residents is considered by the mayor as "making a
mountain out of a molehill."
This is a problem that time cannot erase and
must be faced. If the present "No Parking" signs are
satisfactory, why are there still so many complaints?
There are presently laws regarding parking,
noise and littering in the city. Therefore strict en-
forcement should be sufficient to eliminate these
problems for beach street owners.
There is an election around the corner and as
residents of Anna Maria City, we need to speak out
so that a solution in this matter, amenable to us all,
can be arrived at.
Anna Maria City
And, beach parking
The last city commission meeting dealing with
beach parking was good for the community. There
was a large turnout, much good discussion and many
ideas and concerns were heard. This problem is im-
portant to many people and there is no simple, ob-
vious or popular solution.
I would like to recommend the following as a so-
lution to our beach parking predicament:
Replace all beach access "No Parking" signs
(except those needed for safety reasons) with "Resi-
dent Only Parking" signs.
This is a good solution because:
1. It satisfies the residents who are upset about
losing their right to convenient access to the beach.
2. The low usage of resident-only parking would
not unduly burden beach-street property owners with
parked cars. noise, litter. etc.
Dale Wondiard.. Anna *V aria
Tips for beach
As a former resident of Florida and now an an-
nual visitor to Anna Maria Island, I feel that the
Island's sugar-sand beaches and turquoise water are
some of the most beautiful in the world. I would like
to offer a suggestion for their preservation.
I see visitors chasing shorebirds, collecting live
marine life, and leaving toys and litter on the beach.
My feeling is these people do not mean any harm,
they simply do not understand the consequences of
their actions. My suggestion is to request shop own-
ers, restaurateurs, and rental agents to post a list of
"do's and don'tt" for preservation of the Island
habitat. A copy of the list also could be attached to
every rental agreement and at the public beaches.
Following is an example of such a list:
Please, while on the beach, walk around shore-
birds, they need uninterrupted feeding time or they
will starve. Do not take live marine life from the
water. Return shells that you do not intend to keep
to the beach each element is essential to the
beach's life cycle.
Be sure to collect all beach paraphernalia and
trash every time you leave the beach trash and
toys are lethal to birds and fish when they ingest
plastic or get beaks or mouths trapped shut. Break-
down and smooth over sandcastles so as not to
hinder turtle nests. Do not pull up or break off plants.
People who carefully identify to their children
the brown bird with the big beak and pouch as a
seagull probably do care about the beach, but just
don't know what to do to preserve it. Hopefully, my
list of suggestions will help.
Perhaps a local business would contribute to
printing costs in exchange for advertising space on
the back or bottom of the flyer.
I have written this in hopes that together we can
keep this most beautiful piece of America beautiful
Sherman Oaks, Calif.
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THOSE WERE THE AYS
_______________ Part 11, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder --------
In June 1918 thousands of Yanks were on the move to the front in France.
From the train they could see the
silhouettes of the Eiffel Tower and Sa-
cred Heart Church on the heights of
Montmartre, but Clair Jones of Anna
Maria and his friend Will
Austin would not be able to We had c
take in the sights of Paris and brea
that month of June 1918. milk and
They were heading, toward lade. Alte
the front. thefellow
Arriving late that night days' rat
at a country station, they and one meal
their buddies slept for three those in
hours in the boxcars, then the wago
next morning loaded up their seem to k
equipment onto trucks and haddone
left on a 22-mile journey. It deed."
was slow going. The muddy
road was crowded with military ve-
hicles, French and British troops and
civilian refugees fleeing the war zone.
Dead horses littered the roadsides.
Six hours later they left the trucks
and marched off through rugged coun-
tryside to a wood about three miles from
the River Marne where a French artil-
lery unit was camped. A few hours
sleep, then off again with no break-
fast. The company kitchen hadn't
caught up with them, and the French
were short on rations.
After that the company had to move
under cover of darkness so enemy ob-
servers would not see them. They rested
the next day in another wood, but all
they had to eat was some broken pieces
of hard tack.
Now the outfit had gone 48 hours
without a meal.
In the dark before dawn on the third
day since leaving Amiens, Company E
of the Sixth Engineers finally reached
their destination bone-tired and fam-
ished. The company kitchen was no-
where to be seen just a small emer-
gency ration wagon, which their captain
had commandeered for the officers.
Captain Kenneth Jones their su-
perior officer since the days at Washing-
ton barracks had never been liked by
the men. But now a fierce anger boiled
up in them.
Will Austin tells what happened in
"The captain had much to learn. He
was not a West Pointer and unlike our
other officers he didn't share and share
alike with his men. He was overheard to
ask an aide 'to fix up one or two sand-
wiches' for him and his aides. The en-
listed men, you see, could fast.
"All seemed quiet till by-and-by fig-
ures were seen darting about in the direc-
tion of the emergency chow wagon and
vs ate two
vanishing among the bushes
and long grass. The company
was supposed to be 'at rest.'
"This went on until
2nd Lt. McCann was heard
to answer a question from
Capt. Jones quite gleefully,
'Yes sir, I think they have
eaten everything but the
soap and candles.'
"It was a magnificent
feed. I cornered some for
Clair and me. We had cheese
and bread, canned milk and
marmalade. Altogether the fellows ate
two days' rations in one meal. And those
in charge of the wagon didn't seem to.
know who had done the deed."
Capt. Jones went into a rage.
"The entire company was arrested
and told that we were to be put under
two weeks' restriction to camp. We
were drawn up in four platoons. After
reading us a lecture and putting us un-
der arrest, Capt. Jones told the first ser-
geant to dismiss us by platoons.
"The fourth platoon was the first to
be dismissed and it was made up of a
tough crowd. They scattered through
the woods and some of them began to
count '1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.' Then
someone shouted, 'Who are you count-
ing out?' And someone else would re-
ply, 'Capt. Jones!' Then all yelled in
concert, 'You're out, you bastard!'
"Capt. Jones ordered the first ser-
geant, 'Assemble the company!'
(McCann was sitting with his face hid-
den through all this.) Another lecture
was given 'for insulting your company
commander.' And he upped the restric-
tion to three weeks."
That wasn't the end of the story.
Two months later, when the regi-
ment got a new commanding officer,
one of the first things he did was order
an investigation of the "chow wagon"
incident. As a result Capt. Kenneth
Jones was relieved of his command. He
was replaced by 1st Lt. McCann, much
to the satisfaction of the 250 men of
Company E, Sixth Engineers.
Next: The bloody
Second Battle of
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N AUGUST 11, 1999 0 PAGE 7 E
otten Ralph was on his way back to the Anna Maria Waterfront
Restaurant from his Eastside location on a back road in rural Bradenton
recently when he came across an unusual sight. There walking on the side
of the road was a three-legged chicken!
As he approached, the chicken took off running. So he sped up to try to catch
it. "This would be a better attraction at my restaurant than a man eating chicken,"
As he accelerated, he noticed that he was doing 30 miles an hour. As he sped
up, the chicken accelerated to 40 mph. And so it went, Ralph would speed up and
so would the chicken.
Finally, as he was approaching 70 mph, the chicken made an abrupt left turn
down a dirt road. Ralph slowed and made the turn and followed the bird up to a little
farm house as the bird disappeared behind the fence, heading to the barn.
As he got out of the car, a farmer came out of the house and approached as Ralph
asked,"Did you see a three-legged chicken run through here?"
"Ayup" he said. "I bred that bird m'self."
"Why would you do that?" Ralph inquired.
"Well, I like chicken leg and Momma, she likes chicken leg, and junior, he likes
chicken leg, too. So I fig'ered I'd raise me some three-legged chickens."
"That's fantastic" Ralph said. "How do they taste?"
"Don't know," said the farmer. "Can't catch 'em."
Ralph continued his drive to the beach, scratching his head and wondering
if any of the local fishing guides could help him out east with some proserous
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Island bachelor gives prize to many
By Jim Hanson
The Island's premier bachelor, Tom Owen, made
many more females happier than he could have antici-
pated when he volunteered for charity.
There is the one who bought his package. And the
one to whom she in turn gave the ocean cruise. And the
limo-load of 10-year-olds who got the limousine ride.
And her own prize ride on the homemade Harley.
Owen is a longtime Bradenton Beach resident who
is an emergency medical technician and firefighter with
the merging Anna Maria Island and West Side Fire and
He canvassed Island businesses and friends and
assembled a package of attractions for entry in the an-
nual Bachelor Ball and Auction of the American Can-
cer Society's Sarasota unit.
Owen and fellow bachelors frolicked on the stage
as 400 spectators compared the men and their prizes..
Women bid for prizes and, not incidentally, the bach-
elors who offered the packages. They spent $63,000
altogether, all of it going to the fight against cancer.
Priscilla Stowe bid $1,300 for Owen's offering.
She has the Rosemary Rabbit Home Collection gift
shop on St. Armands Circle.
What she got was a three-night cruise on the "Fan-
tasy" of the Carnival Cruise Line, and limousine ser-
vice, and dinner at the Sign of the Mermaid in Anna
Marie City, and dessert at the Melting Pot, and a lot of
service at hair salons on the Island. And Tom Owen
and his big bike.
Well, Ms. Stow gave it all away, practically
She gave the cruise to a friend who had lost her
husband to cancer last year.
She gave the limo ride to her own 10-year-old
daughter, who has always wanted a limousine of her
own and now can share the booty with her pals.
got a little
help from a
guest in the
$1,300 for his
offerings of a
dinner and a
ride on his
She gave herself the dinner at the Sign of the Mer-
maid and the ride there on the motorcycle with Owen.
It is not known whether she is aware that the bike,
though sturdy and safe as any anywhere, is the Harvey
Davidson that Owen put together himself from the pave-
ment up of parts he ordered one by one from the company.
Japanese in Florida shown at museum
Japanese colonization in Florida is the subject
of an exhibit showing through August at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Its photos and text trace Jo Saki's promotion
of the Japanese colony he founded in Boca Raton,
in Palm Beach County, from shortly after 1900
until its land's confiscation by the U.S. govern-
ment during World War II.
Saki, born into a samurai family in Japan,
graduated from New York University and came to
Florida in 1903. He recruited settlers in Japan and
founded a colony he named Yamoto, meaning begin-
ning and an ancient name for Japan itself.
Japanese farmers there grew pineapples until Cu-
ban competition pushed the Japanese into growing
The real estate boom of the 1920s all but ended the
colony's existence at Yamoto, says the Florida Humani-
ties Council, which co-sponsors the traveling exhibit with
the Florida Department of State and Cultural Affairs.
By the beginning of World War II most settlers
had left the colony and in May 1942 the farmlands
there, still owned by Japanese, were confiscated by
the federal government for military bases. Saki had
long preceded his colony in death, succumbing to
tuberculosis in 1923.
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Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admis-
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Cabinet decides port growth fate Thursday
By David Futch
ManaSota-88 Attorney Tom Reese met with Florida
Cabinet aides last week and told them that they and Gov.
Jeb Bush's department heads would be jumping the gun
if they approved conceptual plans to expand Port Mana-
The port wants to dredge 88 acres of state-owned,
submerged lands in Tampa Bay to allow for more and
bigger ships and the ensuing bigger profits.
Approximately 12.8 acres of the proposed dredge site
are seagrass beds the port has promised to replant in an-
other area as part of the port's mitigation plans.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
has given "conceptual approval" of the plan.
Bush and the other six Cabinet members meet Thurs-
day, Aug. 12, to determine the plan's fate. The Cabinet is
the custodian of state lands.
Environmentalists and scientists, some who work for
DEP, have blasted the idea of conceptual approval, say-
ing it sets a dangerous precedent.
Critics of the plan call DEP's decision of conceptual
approval "insidious" and blame officials for buckling
under to political pressure at the expense of Tampa Bay.
Steve Tyndal, Port Manatee special projects manager,
believes the Cabinet will approve the plan in concept be-
cause the port has changed the plan at least a dozen times
in an effort to appease critics.
Another strong case for approval lies in the economic
benefits to Manatee County and the region, Tyndal said.
Construction during the expansion phase will create
jobs. In addition, expansion will make the port a player in
Caribbean and Latin America markets.
"We have a geographic advantage," Tyndal said. "We
are the closest deep-water port to the Panama Canal and
the closest to the western tip of Cuba. The port will play
an important role in the economic development of Cuba
when it opens up. Central America has a number of grow-
ing economies and I think the days of the banana repub-
lics are almost over."
Should port expansion take place, the port authority
plans to concentrate on container cargo ships, perishable
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goods and commodities, while at the same time targeting
"These bring the largest number of jobs," Tyndal said,
"and the least environmental impact."
Reese said his group was disturbed that there is so
much opposition to the plan, yet DEP is ready to cave in
to special interests who want the expansion for
He said he felt somewhat at ease after meeting with
Cabinet aides Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Tallahassee.
Some of the aides were concerned about the Cabinet
issuing a "sovereign land lease" so early in the permitting
process, Reese said.
He added that aides want to see an environmental
permit issued before a land lease is handed to the port.
The land lease would give the port the right to dredge
bay bottom and enlarge its turning basin for ships.
While the aides didn't say they were opposed to
conceptual approval, Reese said they asked the kind of
questions to indicate they were not happy with the pro-
Two aides for Attorney General Bob Butterworth,
one for Comptroller Robert Milligan, one for Secretary of
State Katherine Harris and one for Education Secretary
Tom Gallagher asked pointed questions about the plan and
seemed uncomfortable with it, Reese said.
"There's a real concern and there's a good chance this
will be deferred until the port's proposal gets close to fi-
nal action," Reese said. "But as long as there is a possi-
bility the applicant might change its plans, the Cabinet is
not going to give an absolute no."
Diana Sawaya-Crane, an aide to Attorney General
Butterworth, wondered why the state should issue a land
lease when it isn't clear if a final permit will ever be is-
sued to the port.
She said it doesn't make any sense because almost
every agency that has looked at the port's plan has recom-
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the area near the port is a main staging area for spawning
He thinks the plan to dredge the port is insidious on
the face of it.
Tyndal and the port authority see the project in other
"We could sit here and do nothing. But if we do noth-
ing, the businesses or ships that are here now are going to
go somewhere else," Tyndal said. "We don't want to be
a Port Everglades in Miami or a Port Tampa. We just want
to reach our potential."
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proceeding in Cortez
Some 35 Cortezians connected on Thursday night at
the first meeting for the Waterfronts Florida Program in
Cortez. The agenda for this orientation, chaired by Janet
Hoffman, principal planner for the Manatee County Plan-
ning Department, featured presentations by speakers from
Dan Pennington, from the Waterfronts Florida Pro-
gram office, reviewed the intent of legislation that estab-
lished the program. He shared some of the goals and out-
comes from the communities which were designated, two
years ago: San Carlos in Lee County, Mayport in Duval,
and St. Andrews in Bay County. Of special interest to
Cortezians was how fishing industries in these communi-
ties profited from the program, and committee members
will be visiting to find out for themselves.
In this funding cycle, Velona Beach, Oak Hill and
Cortez which was ranked number one out of the 14
applicants last year- are participants. Pennington will be
arranging tours and training provided by the state for the
Cortez committee and manager.
The other guest speaker was Theresa Divers of the
Coast Management Division. She explained the involve-
ment that her office, with its federal funding, has in the
Prior to the meeting, the visitors were escorted on a
walking tour of Cortez. The Cortez Village Historical
Society presented the guests with review copies of the
three Cortez books and the video, 'Tales of Cortez."
After the presentations, Hoffman clarified the
county interest and plans for supporting Cortez in the
next two years. It was not news to Cortez residents that,
in the past, many concerns have not been effectively
addressed by the county. This situation is not unique to
the village. As in any rapidly growing area it is impos-
sible for local government to take immediate action.
This delay in action sometimes results in a little con-
cern growing into a big problem which then erupts into
an explosion of complaints.
Cortez will now have an avenue of communication
for voicing concerns and effecting changes to ensure its
survival. The majority of the attendees voiced agreement
with the statement, "if you do nothing then change will
come." These changes could mean the end of this historic
commercial fishing industry. The fishing families know
that without wholesale fish companies, retail fish markets
and restaurants, their way of life will end. Cortez is not just
a nice quiet residential area where people live. It is, and
for more than 110 years has been, a home for fishermen
and their families.
The county will fund a full-time manager, an office
in the village and technical assistance to the Cortez Com-
mittee. More than 20 people volunteered to serve as mem-
bers or alternate members of the committee. The first
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A faulty concrete drain pipe at the entrance to Marina Bay Restaurant and First Union Bank caused a portion
of Marina Drive to collapse. Holmes Beach Public Works superintendent Joe Duennes said that sand beneath
the road sifted through the joints in the pipe and the roadway sank. "This is a typical problem with reinforced
concrete pipe," Duennes said. "We've got two bids and hope to have it completed in a couple of days."
Islander Photo: David Futch
training session has been scheduled for Sept. 29-30 in
Panama City. Plans are already being made to attend the
training. Hope is alive that the funding, and more impor-
tantly the opportunity to work together, will bring a
brighter future for Cortez.
The 1995 net ban amendment dealt an almost fatal
blow to commercial fishing in Florida. Fighting against
insurmountable odds is part of the history of the families
of Cortez. By sticking together they survived the hurricane
which destroyed the waterfront, the Great Depression, the
unexplained disappearance of the mullet in 1939, and the
fishermen going into service during World War II. These
were tough times just as it has been tough going these last
The determination to survive is seen in the descen-
dants of the first families. Our young people like Karen
Bell at Star Fish, the John Banyas family at Cortez Bait
and Seafood, Donald Fulford and his Jack Fulford
Smokehouse, Bruce Shearer at Annie's Bait and Tackle,
Jamie Berry and her Miss Cortez Fleet, and Kathy Kannon
and The Cortez Lady have all invested money, time and
energy in the waterfront. Many of the fishermen have
taken second jobs as they are not willing to give up the
work they love. May I remind us all that "love of work is
a gift from God." They have adapted by learning to throw
castnets and by setting crab traps. Three out of the eight,
who fished for bait shrimp five years ago, are not giving
All the fishermen have wished for the cleanup of
Sarasota Bay so that they would have the opportunity to
try new aquaculture, such as clam cultures and soft-shell-
ing crabs. Certainly some funding to enhance marketing
will do much to increase the demand for fresh quality sea-
food as is produced by this fishing industry.
In addition to the commercial fishing industry, the
program will focus on other concerns, such as wastewa-
ter runoff, clogged stormwater drains through the village,
traffic, high-rise buildings which seem out of place in the
residential neighborhoods, Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency regulations, rising property taxes, access to
the waterfront, boat storage, and threats to turn the village
into another John's Pass.
Funds are available to hire a manager by Sept. 1, and
an oversight committee has been selected. Now is the time
for all villagers residents, business owners, preserva-
tionists and fishermen to work together. No one wants
the government to do it for them. This is one example of
government providing the opportunity for people to help
themselves. After all, isn't this what we mean when we
talk about government by the people?
All meetings will be advertised and open to the pub-
lic. Cortez natives who live far and wide are trusting that
the actions of the next two years will be successful so that
"home" will still be such that they can come home again.
I am hopeful that our many friends and relatives in
Manatee County will also attend the meetings. We could
use your two cents worth. Continue to connect with us by
making the trip down to buy fish, crabs and shrimp for
your cooking pleasure or stay to enjoy eating fish at our
restaurants, cooked as we do it. Maybe we will even hold
some cooking classes so you can do it our way.
In the meantime be sure to pick up a copy of our cook-
book, "What's Cooking in Cortez." Come to think about
it, maybe we are about to cook up something really great
... I hope so.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 11, 1999 M PAGE 11 i
Cortez program getting director
By Jim Hanson
The Cortez Waterfront Program, funded by a state
grant and Manatee County, is seeking a person to get
the planning off the ground.
Candidates for the program director job are being
interviewed by executives of the Manatee County Plan-
ning Department, which is putting preliminary stages
together for the program.
Charles Hunsicker, ecosystems manager for the
county, said the impetus comes from a Waterfront of
Florida grant of $30,000. It is administered by the
Coastal Zone Management division of the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs.
The grant is not enough to finance a program ex-
ecutive, he said, so the county will contribute enough
to pay a director's salary and cover the bills for a full
The grant program is designed to finance technical
assistance to develop an organizational plan from the
grass roots if the community decides it wants to go
Bye-bye phone book
Fred Yohannon of Bradenton demolishes a full-size
phone book with raw muscle to demonstrate what he
and fellow Christian strongmen will display at 11
a.m. Sunday at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf
Drive. Anna Maria City. He and his group appear
mainly at area schools, using feats of great physical
strength to get students' attention for the ministry's
ahead with a development program, he said
"The planning process is the key," he noted. "This
kind of plan comes from the community, from the bot-
tom up rather than from the top down." It will be up to
Cortez to decide what it wants to do with itself, and the
program will develop its own implementation.
The statewide program recognizes the unique char-
acter of Florida's waterfront sites, Hunsicker said, and
has made five other grants thus far.
For Cortez, the sponsoring agency is the Manatee
County Commission. Waterfront Florida allows the
sponsor to retain an individual to help develop plans
within the community, he said.
Hunsicker came into the administrative picture
through his assignment to manage the acquisition of the
old Cortez school building and develop it as a public
facility for the village.
Whatever Cortez residents decide they want the
program to do for the waterfront's future, it will be
dedicated to preserving the unique character of the his-
toric fishing village, he indicated.
Open house at school
Students and parents are invited to Anna Maria
Elementary School's open house from 5 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 18.
School Secretary Anne Floto said it's an opportu-
nity for students and parents to meet and greet teach-
ers and visit classrooms before school officially starts
Monday, Aug. 23.
The Parent-Teacher Organization will be selling
school supplies. Packages contain everything student will
need for his or her class. Kindergarten and first grade
packages cost $9, supplies for second, third and fourth
grade cost $12 and packages for fifth graders is $15.
Floto said the office will be open for parents who
need to turn in last minute paperwork. For more infor-
mation, call 708-5525.
Bloodmobile, lunch due
at Sandbar Sunday
A free buffet lunch goes with blood donations
Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Sandbar restaurant, 100
Spring Ave., Anna Maria City.
The Manatee Community Center bloodmobile
will be there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive dona-
tions and pass donors along to the restaurant for the
lunch. Details are available at 746-7195.
Ivan Ruzicka's photographs will be on exhibit
during August at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The photographs,
taken in several countries, are of a variety of sub-
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Shark reports uncommonly rare this season
By Jim Hanson
It doesn't take many sharks to make a scare, even
on shark-wise Anna Maria Island.
It's shark-scare season, and there have been a
couple. None around the Island, though, and that's
unusual. They seldom bite people but when they do,
it's spectacular. They're best avoided entirely.
The season's big scare so far was around Boca
Grande, about 60 miles south of here, where a helicop-
ter pilot spotted a 12- to 15-foot hammerhead heading
toward some swimmers, landed on the beach and
warned the people out of the water.
A number of bull sharks were reported just off
Venice near a couple of fishermen casting in the surf,
but fishermen went one way and the sharks the other.
In the Keys a tourist had the ultimate thrill when he
spotted some dolphins just off the beach, stripped and
joined them to frolic. When he got near them, he saw
that they were bull sharks, and witnesses claim the
wake he built up getting out of there threatened to erode
But here, no. That's a bit puzzling to Jay Moyles,
chief of marine rescue for Manatee County. He has
seen just about everything marine around the Island in
his years here as a lifeguard and department head.
Tarpon and stingrays are staples of the shark diet,
he said, and this year saw bumper crops. But no sharks
came in close to shore to dine, at least that anyone saw.
He theorized that they have been able to eat their
fill in schools of fish further offshore and haven't been
drawn in to chase meals near the beach.
They lie "way out past the mile marker off Longboat
Pass and catch stuff on the way out" as the tide ebbs, he
said. "Bull sharks especially usually hang around the
passes and eat stuff that comes through there."
This is prime shark country, he said, because
Tampa Bay is a big breeding ground with its myriad
estuaries, warm water and huge numbers of fish to feed
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This was the scene on Jan. 9, 1960, at the north tip of Anna Maria, where 17 sharks washed up on the beach
after being entangled in commercial fishing nets. The fishermen used a shotgun to kill the mullet-eating
sharks, which attracted a crowd of people.
mako, hammerhead, tiger, bull, nurse and many others.
They have caused enough stir in the past to keep
Islanders alert and careful. A 325-pound female bull
was reeled in by a fisherman casting off the Rod and
Reel Pier in August 1996. A couple of years earlier a
15 1/2-foot, 2,300-pound great white, most feared of
sharks, became entangled in commercial fishing gear
off Indian Rocks Beach to our north.
In 1958 an 8-year-old boy was pulled ashore on
Longboat Key with a five-foot tiger shark still attached
to his leg, which he ultimately lost. The same August
in a Siesta Key shallow a shark nailed a teenager and
gave his leg a good gnawing.
Five years ago a vacationer from the Midwest wad-
ing along the Manasota Key beach was cut up somewhat
on one foot by a young shark. In the early 1980s a New
Jersey visitor tried to swim from the Rod and Reel to Pas-
sage Key on a bet, and his body was found with shark teeth
marks on one thigh. No one knows whether the shark just
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The chances of getting bitten by a shark are about
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Manatee's Moyles said that with common sense,
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"When you cross an intersection you pause and
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William H. Carr
William H. Carr, 83, of Holmes Beach, died Aug.
5 in Blake Medical Center.
Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the
Church of the Annuciation, Holmes Beach. Burial will
be in Church of the Annunciation Memorial Gardens,
Holmes Beach. National Cremation Society, Sarasota
Chapter, is in charge of arrangements.
Born in West Carrolton, Ohio, Mr. Carr came to
Manatee County from Dayton, Ohio, in 1980. He was
a social studies teacher and coach for West Carrolton
High School and Oakwood High School, both of West
Carrolton. He attended Church of the Annunciation,
Holmes Beach. He was master mason of the Masonic
Minerva Lodge No. 98 of Miamisburg, Ohio; a mem-
ber of the High-Twelve Club No. 357, of Anna Maria;
and he served as president of the Island Garden Club
in 1987 and 1988. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard
during World War II and taught with the Coast Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E.; one son,
Stephen, of Evanston, Ill., and two grandchildren.
Madalyn Escalante Dick
Madalyn E. Dick, 89, of Holmes Beach, died July
31 following a long illness.
A private burial will take place on Friday, Aug. 13
at Myrtle Hill Cemetery,
STampa. In lieu of flowers,
Donations may be made to
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Island as a small child dur-
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granddaughter, Debbie Colwart, of Baton Rouge, La.;
and one great-granddaughter, Brianna Williams, of
Rose L. Gill
Rose L. Gill, 90, of Bradenton, died Aug. 4 in
Blake Medical Center.
Born in Passaic, N.J, Mrs. Gill came to Manatee
County from Clifton, N.J., in 1970. She was an elemen-
tary school teacher. She attended St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach, where she was past president
and secretary of St. Bernard's Guild and was a mem-
ber of the church choir. She assisted in the founding of
the Bergen Passaic Unit for Retarded Children in
Passaic, and was past secretary of the Speaker's Bureau
and personnel chairman of Camp Rainbow in New Jer-
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 7 at St. Bernard
Catholic Church. Brown & Sons Funeral Home, 43rd
Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, FL
She is survived by her husband, Glenn;.and a sis-
ter, Phyllis Brinskma of Rutherford, N.J.
Harvey B. Phillips
Harvey B. Phillips, 82, of Holmes Beach, died
Aug. 1 at home.
A private gathering of friends will be held at a later
date. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
Born in Mullen, Neb., Mr. Phillips came to Mana-
tee County from Sycamore, Ill., in 1966. He was the
owner of Longbeach Service Station, Longboat Key,
for 20 years. He was Methodist.
He is survived by his wife, June; two sons, Jerre L.,
of Big Fork, Mont., and Rex, of Bradenton; a brother,
Bud, of Independence, Mo.; and three grandchildren.
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9 at home.
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to 9 p.m. at Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory,
204 Seventh St. W., Palmetto. The funeral service
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at First
Baptist Church of Palmetto, 1020 Fourth St. W.,
Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory is in
charge of arrangements. Internment will follow the
services at Palma Sola Cemetery, Bradenton.
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Bradenton, FL 34207, or to Palmetto Hospice House
at Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota, FL 34238.
Mrs. Rowe was born in Bradenton and was a
lifelong resident of Manatee County. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist
Church of Palmetto.
She is survived by husband Donald S.; two
daughters, Andrea Jean and Lori Ann Rowe; a step-
daughter, Nichol C. Lancaster, of Statesville, N.C.;
parents Jean and Hugh Holmes Sr.; four sisters,
Debbie Hall, Cherri Rigney, Jean Bystrom and Judy
Titsworth, all of Holmes Beach; one brother, Hugh
Holmes Jr. of Holmes Beach; and two grandchildren.
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Here's a Sandbar renourishing itself
Sandbars come and sandbars go, especially on a
barrier island, but Anna Maria Island has one Sand-
bar that has survived for 86 years and now prospers.
It is the Sandbar restaurant, not always known
by that name but always in there fighting when natu-
ral and financial storms threatened it. It has been
"the Sandbar" since long before Chiles father and
son bought it, and the restaurant is celebrating the
20th anniversary of that event this summer.
The late Florida governor and U.S. senator
Lawton Chiles and son Ed along with partner Wilbur
Boyd, also deceased, bought the historic place the
summer of 1979, and it's been going strong ever
Its location helps, amid spectacular scenery on
the Gulf in Anna Maria City. Its featuring of fresh
fish provided daily by local fishers helps, too. So do
innovations such as a nightly sunset-guessing con-
test, with the champ receiving a bottle of Dom
Ed Chiles notes that when the establishment
opened in 1913 as the Pavilion, Anna Maria Island
was accessible only by the ferry "Mistletoe." It
brought patrons from Tampa to the bayside landing
at the city pier, where they walked down what is now
Pine Avenue to the Pavilion.
A diving platform was built on pilings some 100
feet offshore, connected to the beach by a cable that
more adventuresome patrons could use to get out to
the platform without making the acquaintance of
sharks. Local fishermen refer to the old platform,
now marked by three submerged pilings, as "the
wire," said Chiles.
The Pavilion fell on hard times in the 1940s, and
in 1946 a mysterious fire destroyed the building de-
spite a bucket brigade.- "and legend has it that the
owners didn't waste much water on the fire," said
Chiles. They brought two old Army barracks to the
location and the Sandbar was born.
It survived several ownerships over the next sev-
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floor in the late 1940s. When a 1950 hurricane dam-
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The Sandbar's dive platform was connected to the shore by a cable allowing
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Long dresses, sunbrellas and skimmers were the fashion of the day at the
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Quiet, cool and uncrowded days past at the Sandbar where the bar back
blocks the now-coveted view of the beach.
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She sold it in the early 1960s, said Chiles, and it
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The Chiles group came into the picture in 1979,
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Anna Maria Island
Summer Camp calendar
Theme: Space the Next Generation
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Girls: Planet Fun, 10 a.m. to noon
Boys: Planet Fun, 1 to 3 p.m.
Girls: Rollerskating, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Boys: Rollerskating, 1 to 4 p.m.
Boys and Girls: Beach 9 a.m. to noon
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Campers root for the home team
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 29, theft, 100 Spring Ave., the Sandbar res-
taurant. A Black & Decker steamer was taken from a
vehicle while the convertible top was down. While
eating dinner, the complainant said he saw two elderly
ladies hanging around the car for approximately 15
Aug. 2, traffic violation, 9600 block of Gulf
Drive. A driver exceeded the posted speed limit. The
deputy ran a driver's license check, which came back
with several suspensions. The habitual offender was
placed under arrest.
Aug. 2, lost property cell phone, 600 block of
North Bay Boulevard.
Aug. 1, suspicious, 63rd Street boat ramp. A pic-
nic table was stolen. The complainant said it may have
been taken by a large man who was seen drinking beer
and smoking cigarettes at the table earlier.
Aug. 1, reckless personal watercraft operation,
6900 block of beach.
Aug. 1, lost property keys, Avenue E and Gulf
Aug. 1, assist Anna Maria Fire Department, 2716
Gulf Drive. A dumpster was on fire.
Aug. 2, suspicious, 4900 block of Gulf Drive. A
suspicious vehicle was reported. The owner was lo-
cated and the vehicle was removed.
Aug. 2, disturbance, 5400 Gulf Drive. A family
visiting from out of town was engaged in a dispute.
Aug. 4, suspicious, 500 block of 67th Street. Ju-
veniles were reported throwing rocks on the road.
Aug. 4, found property a watch, 50th Street beach.
Aug. 4, disturbance, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue.
Complainant reported several subjects yelling for a period
of 30 minutes. Subjects left before the officer arrived.
Aug. 5, excessive noise, 7500 block of Gulf
Drive. A neighbor reported there was loud music ema-
nating from residence.
Aug. 5, domestic, 200 S. Harbor Drive. Accord-
ing to the report, a woman accused her boyfriend of
cheating on her and commenced to break items in their
Aug. 5, suspicious, 500 block of 67th Street. A
letter containing a $1,300 check was taken out of the
complainant's mailbox the previous day. The person
who returned the envelope said it was found in the 500
block of 58th Street. It was addressed to a residence in
the 500 block of 68th Street.
Aug. 1, traffic violation and seized driver's li-
cense, 2000 block of Gulf Drive South. A passenger's
driver's license was seized after a check revealed it was
suspended for numerous violations.
Aug. 3, open container, 1600 block of Coquina Park.
Subject was sleeping on a bench after the park had closed.
The person was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Island property transactions
5003 Second Ave., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
3bed/2bath 1,764/1764 duplex built in 1962 on a 100
by 100 lot, was sold 4/16/99, Mora to Camboni, for
$187,000; list $187,900.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 402 Martinique
South, a Gulffront 1,057/1,169 sf condo built in 1970,
was sold 4/16/99, Kelly to Baker, for $190,000.
5806 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 103-S Waters Edge,
a 1,184/1,292 sf condo built in 1975, was sold 4/14/99,
MacVicar to Tozzi, for $229,500; list $239,000.
601 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 206 Gulf
Watch, a 2bed/2bath 1,282/1,380 sf condo built in
1986, was sold 4/14/99, Quigley to Clements, for
$155,000; list $159,900.
620 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 3bed/2bath/2car 1,845/2,841 sf home built
in 1966 on a 100 by 105 lot, was sold 4/16/99, Michaels
to Bankuty, for $275,000; list $299,000.
624 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,610/
2,530 sf canalfront 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1967
on a 90 by 110 lot, was sold 4/16/99, Abbott to
Vinhage, for $289,000.
727 Holly, an irregular shaped canalfront lot with
dock, was sold 4/14/99, Smoyer to Shank, for
$100,000; list $107,000.
1007 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 203 Summer
Sands, a 1,259/1,349 sf 2bed/2bath condo built in
1982, was sold 4/21/99, Fischer to O'Bannon, for
210 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a 2,148 sfla/
2,408 sfur home built in 1965 on a 50 by 100 lot, was
sold 4/23/99, Humphrey to Bazzy; for $135,000.
2114 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 2,864/3,590
sf 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1980 on a 50 by 100 lot,
was sold 4/20/99, Roden to Hansford, for $145,000; list
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Sand almost everywhere, why won't it stay put?
Manatee County officials expect to request permits
later this month for the second beach renourishment
project on Anna Maria Island.
Jack Gorzeman, beach project coordinator with the
Manatee County Environmental Management Depart-
ment, said the permit review process will take months,
but is hopeful that sand will move onto Island shores
by Christmas 2000.
Detailed plans for the project are still being formu-
lated, but it's expected the next project will be similar
to the last: a 150-foot-wide swath of new sand will be
pumped on the beach from "borrow sites" less than a
mile west of the Island.
New to the project will be the addition of about
4,000 feet of coastline in Anna Maria. There is still a
gap in the project an area from roughly 85th Street
to Oak Avenue where property owners have de-
clined to sign property easements for new public sand
to abut their private property. Gorzeman said he is still
working to get those easements, although it appears
unlikely to happen in time for this project.
Maybe next time, he says.
That "next time" will happen again and again as
long as federal, state and local money holds out. The
Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project, which
began in 1992-93, has a 50-year life. Fifty years of
moving sand again and again onto the beach. But why
doesn't the damn sand stay where it's put?!*?
SA beach is one of the most dynamic geological el-
Sements on earth. Beaches change every second of ev-
ery minute of every day. Every wave that thrums
ashore changes the shape of the sand. When those
waves are driven by high winds or strong tides, the
change is dramatic.
Sand on beaches moves in a complex pattern that
combines current, wind, waves and physical struc-
tures placed on or near the sand. But to bring it to its
simplest level, a beach system is comprised of three
things: a source of sand, a way to move it, and a
place for it to eventually end up. The trio make up
what scientists call a "littoral cell" littoral, by the
way, is a coastal region.
Think about it. You've got sand around here,
the source usually is sandbars that moves around.
Usually the sand moves with currents offshore that
flow north to south and ends up eventually at the
.inlets. The beach is only a way station for Anna
Maria Island's sand before it ends up dumped in
Anna Maria Island historically had lots and lots of
beach. About 80 years ago, Bradenton Beach had two
streets west of Gulf Drive that are now nothing but
anecdotes for old-timers. Just before the last
renourishment project, heavy waves would overwash
the Gulf Drive-Cortez Road area of that city, so much
of the beach had eroded.
The same is true in Anna Maria, where in front of
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was once a road. In heavy storms, water rushes down
beach access roads in that area.
Again bringing it to its simplest definition, ero-
sion takes place when more sand leaves a littoral cell
than what enters it. Combating Island erosion takes
the form of bringing sand back into the system from
offshore. Scientists figure that any sand in more than
30 or so feet of water, which is a few miles out in the
Gulf around here, isn't going to move anywhere any
The result is a wide sandy beach that loses about
half its supplemented width in the months after
renourishment while the beach reshapes itself. The
sand isn't really "lost," but instead is repositioned on
a gradual slope and in nearshore sandbars. The sand-
bars break down some wave energy, protecting the
beach, and also repositions some of the sand back on
The good news about renourishment projects is
that they're the best bet yet to bring a beach back to life.
The bad news is they're expensive the upcoming
Island project will cost about $8.5 million and they
have to be repeated every eight or 10 years.
Other ways to handle erosion are to armor the
beach or retreat from it.
Armoring is a pretty simple concept. In our case,
we would install a wall along the entire west side of
the Island and property to the east of it is protected.
The problem is that over time there probably
wouldn't be any beach in front of the wall, since
wave action tends to scour sand away in the turmoil'
of storms and high tides.
Probably the best story about beach armoring
comes from Galveston, Texas. That barrier island com-
munity was pretty much wiped out after a hurricane in
1900. Community leaders decided they'd show Mother
Nature some Texas ingenuity and built a 17-foot-high
wall along the entire Gulf shore of the island, then filled
in the entire city behind the wall with sand, raising the
The problem was that the beach eroded in front of
the wall, and although the city weathered a 1915 hur-
ricane virtually unscathed, the beach is virtually lost -
a deadly economical event for a beach community sud-
denly faced with the fact that is doesn't have a beach.
Other aspects of armoring include putting rocks or
jetties out in the water that run perpendicular to the
shore. Called groins, the system usually collects sand
at one place but deprives sand to downdrift locations.
Sometimes groins work; most of the time they only
cause the installation of more groins to protect beaches
Retreat has been the historical response to erosion,
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but has lost favor in the past 100 years. An old friend
of mine says the best structure on a barrier island is a
tent: if the beach starts to erode, you just move the tent
back from the water. If a storm comes, you pack up the
tent and get away, then move back when things are
Unfortunately, real estate prices are now so high
that our beachfront "tents" cost upward of $1 million
and they don't move. Areas inland are built up, so there
isn't any place to retreat to anyway.
Compounding erosion is a gradual rise in sea level.
Scientists predict six inches of sea level rise will have
occurred by 2020, with more than a foot by 2065. Us-
ing some basic trigonometry, you can figure out how
much sand will be lost by looking at that gradual beach
slope and adding a foot of water to the Gulf.
Beach science is in its infancy. The first real
studies of beaches began when Allied forces decided
to invade Normandy during World War II and scien-
tists were called upon by the military to figure out if
heavy equipment could make it through the surf and
across the beach.
There's lots of problems with studying beaches.
They're kind of like icebergs, with 90 percent of the
system hidden under water. To study a beach takes lots
of time in hazardous conditions with great wear and
tear on delicate equipment. Would you want to go out
in five-foot surf with $100,000 worth of electronics and
try to gauge sand transport?
As a result of those and other problems, computer
models are being used to try to mimic conditions "in
the wild." They're fine as far as they go, but results of
one freak storm can undo years of careful projections,
and field research is spotty at best.
I've always been fascinated by beaches. It's hard
not to be enthralled by something that can change so
dramatically in just a day. Over the years I've pored
over hundreds of dry, technical reports in an attempt to
learn more about what beaches are and how they work.
Now, we've got a wonderful book that is informa-
tive, entertaining and well worth the read by anybody
who has ever been on a beach. Cornelia Dean's
"Against the Tide" pretty much sums up everything
anybody would ever want to know about sand, beaches
and the interaction we have with our shores.
It's available at Tingley Memorial Library in
Bradenton Beach. or at your local bookstore. I got my
copy at the new Circle Books on St. Armands Circle.
Everybody seems to link Hurricane Andrew to
Southeast Florida, forgetting that the storm crossed
Florida and also hit southwest Louisiana. By then it
was "only" a Category 3 storm with winds of "only"
For some Louisiana islands, the storm caused the
islands to shift the width of the entire island toward the
mainland, like flipping over a sheet of plywood.
One official said of the beach impact on an island
there: "This is an extreme form of rollover."
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With more than 200 Anna Maria Island
bowlers at the past two years' tournaments,
twins Bill and George O'Connor say they're
pulling out the stops for the ninth annual bowl-
ing tournament Saturday, Aug. 28.
The O'Connors promise another big event with
prizes and surprises. A 27-inch television will be the
prize for bowlers who purchase chances on two al-
leys where strikes count as entries in the prize raffle.
The prize is donated by Circuit City and tournament-
sponsor The Islander Bystander.
The pre-bowl party and registration will start
at 5:30 p.m. at the Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach, the afternoon of the tourna-
ment. Bowling begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. at
Galaxy Lanes, 4208 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton.
An awards ceremony and party will be held at
Marina Bay Restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, immediately following bowling.
The $12 entry fee includes three games of
bowling and shoe rental. Proceeds purchase sports
equipment for youth programs at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
For more information, call Billy O'Connor at
Winners in the Aug. 4 horseshoe games were Jack
Cooper of Holmes Beach and Ron Pepka of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were George Landraitis of Cortez
and Jim Spencer of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Aug. 8 games were Roger Kipp of
Bradenton and Herb Ditzel of Anna Maria. Runners-up
were Pepka and Jane White of Bradenton.
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Permit still around, tarpon
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Permit still seem to be in sufficient numbers for
anglers to catch and redfish are thick on the flats.
Grouper fishing is still rated excellent offshore.
However, tarpon are almost gone and fishermen
likely will have to wait until their spring migration
before trying to land a silver king.
Anna Maria City Pier reported there were a lot of
mackerel caught last week. On Sunday, Aug. 8, a
young birthday girl named Diane caught her first shark,
The Rod & Reel Pier folks said their anglers
caught mackerel, pompano, snapper, big redfish and
plenty of catch-and-release snook.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishermen did good on trout and redfish last week. Bait
shrimp are still small, Carl said.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
on the Dee-Jay II said redfish came on strong at the
end of the week with some going to 33 inches. His
people also caught mangrove snapper to 14 inches.
There also are big Spanish mackerel scattered off the
mouth of Tampa Bay.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are mackerel at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge,
while trout are in front of Terra Ceia Bay, redfish are
off Rattlesnake Key and drum, whiting, trout and
flounder can be found in the Manatee River.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said offshore grou-
per and snapper fishing remains excellent. Some fish-
ermen reported catching amberjack to 50 pounds. Also,
fishermen reported catches of dolphin and wahoo.
Capt. Rick Gross said permit, reds, snapper,
mackerel and snook are around for the taking.
Capt. Tom Chaya led his charters to permit,
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Capt. Thom Smith from Angler's Repair said
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Capt. Matt Denham went offshore and caught red
and gag grouper to 15 pounds. In addition, his people
caught snapper including yellowtail, lane and man-
grove and also landed some big triggerfish.
Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon are just about
done but he still managed to land one last week.
On Capt. Mike Heistand's boat Magic, fishermen
caught red grouper to 12 pounds, lane snapper to three
pounds and mangrove snapper to four pounds. There
are plenty of reds inshore, too.
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Other fall sport:
soccer starts Aug. 18
Lacking interest, youth football (the kind with hel-
mets and shoulder pads) is non-existent on Anna Maria
Island but soccer soars.
The Island Football Club soccer team will conduct
a soccer camp Aug. 18-20 at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center for boys and girls age 5-13 hoping
to enter the Center's fall soccer program.
Playing age is how old you are on Aug. 27.
The camp will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and the cost is
$20 for all three nights.
On Tuesday, Aug. 24, and Thursday, Aug. 26, reg-
istration for boys and girls for Center soccer will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center.
Registration fee for Center fall soccer is $30. The
final day to register is Aug. 27.
On Saturday, Aug. 28, mandatory soccer tryouts
will be held by age groups. The 5- to 7-year-old play-
ers will be first on the field from noon to 1 p.m., 8-9
players from 2 to 3 p.m., 10-11 players from 4 to 5 p.m.
and 12-13 players tryout from 6 to 7-p.m. All 14- to 16-
year-old players will try out Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 6-
8 p.m. at the Center.
S Regular season play begins Monday, Sept. 13, and
the runs through the third week of November. Games
will be played weeknights at the Center.
The 5- to 7-year-old league will be an "instruc-
tional league" and standings will not be kept. This is
strictly a fun league for young players to learn the game
without the pressure of scoring to win.
Skilled volunteer coaches are needed for all age
The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria city. Call Program Director Seth Groseclose at
778-1908 for information.
Fall Soccer Kickoff
A fall soccer season kickoff dinner is scheduled for
Friday, Sept. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. and is $5 for
adults and $4 for children.
Team shirts will be handed out. All players are
responsible for their own black shorts and shin guards,
which will be on sale at the Center for $12 and $10.
A soccer jamboree is scheduled for Saturday. Sept.
Islander Jon Huffman pitches across the creek to the
No. 16 green at Palma Sola Golf Club. Huffman and
a dozen or so others tee it up at sunrise every Sunday
at Palma Sola Golf Club for a friendly game of skins.
Islander Photo: David Futch
11, where team pictures will be taken. Jamboree events
and picture schedules will be announced later.
Fall Babe Ruth baseball
sign-up starts Friday
The Manatee County Babe Ruth baseball league
will hold registration for the fall season starting Friday
and Saturday, Aug. 13 and 14. Registration fee is $50
To sign up, players must show up at Palma Sola
Park at the Babe Ruth fields on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The park is just off
75th Street in Bradenton with the entrance across the
street from the No. 1 tee at Palma Sola Golf Club.
Registration also will be held Friday and Saturday,
Aug. 20 and 21, and the following Friday and Saturday,
Aug. 27 and 28. Friday registrations are from 6 to 8
p.m. and Saturday sign-ups are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The fall season starts Sept. 11 and lasts until Nov.
20 with games played weeknights and Saturdays.
Players 13 to 18 are eligible with the playing
bracket determined by their age as of Aug. 1.
The fall baseball season integrates players age 13 to
15 and players age 16 to 18 in a way that young players
just out of Little League can adapt to playing the bigger
field. Older, seasoned players help teach them the intrica-
cies of playing on a field with 90-foot basepaths and a
pitcher's mound that's 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate.
Little League uses 60-foot basepaths and a 45-foot dis-
tance from the pitcher's mound to home plate.
For more information, call Elmo Torres at 778-6767.
FSU pre-season No. 1,
UF pegged No. 5, Miami No. 12
College football is less than three weeks away and
as has been the custom of he 1990s, Florida's Big
Three teams are ranked where they usually are before
the season begins.
The USA Today/CNN poll ranked FSU No. 1, the
University of Florida No. 5 and Miami No. 12.
Here's betting those numbers change before the
season opens. Many years have passed since a pre-sea-
son No. 1 wound up No. 1 in January.
Both UF and FSU have Heisman Trophy candi-
dates playing for them in Gator quarterback Doug
Johnson and Seminole wide receiver/punt returned Pe-
Should Johnson put up big numbers and Florida
win important games against Tennessee and FSU, he'll
take home the prize best college player of the year.
Warrick on the other hand not only has to catch a
lot of passes, he's going to have to break a few punts
for TDs and probably beat UF with one of them.
Either way, it's going to be another good football
fall for these three teams.
Discussion of the strength of Southeastern Confer-
ence teams came up at the recent SEC coaches meeting.
When asked why his team's first three games were
against patsies, an Arkansas coach reminded a reporter
that his team played in the SEC where every match is
like a bowl game.
"And," said the coach, "you can't play 11 Ben
Hurs in a season."
Here's something to keep you interested in the kind
of football played by really big, padded guys with a
desire to collide with other big guys running fast.
Take a chance with your own winning football pre-
dictions in The Islander Bystander's weekly football
challenge beginning Sept. 16.
Pro and college games are mixed in a 15-entry
guessing match from weekend matchups. A $50 prize
goes to the entry with the most correct game winners.
Ties are decided by a drawing arT he Islander.
The contest is co-sponsored by 15 advertisers.
whose names must accompany the winning teams in
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5:30 to 7 p.m. Sign-up at Bridge Tender Inn
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Awards ceremony and party to follow at Marina Bay.
$12 each includes three games and shoes.
Presented by Bill and George O'Connor to benefit
youth sports programs at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. For info call 778-1908.
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 20
rep at 778-7978 to "get in the game."
Bernard whips the field
for second week in row
Keith Bernard got off to a fast start Sunday, Aug.
8, and held off several challengers to win the weekly
sunrise golf shootout at Palma Sola Golf Club.
It was the second win in row for Bernard, moving
him into fourth place on the points list for the year.
There were 16 players and seven skins awarded.
Bernard had two skins and was closest to the pin on two
par 3 greens.
Neal Curtis also was closest to the pin on one of the
Players with one skin each were Wayne Wood,
Ken Pitts, Butch VanOstenbridge, Richard Thomas and
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259 Gladiolus ......... Canalfront.... Selling and Buying Agents
2118 Ave. E. ............ Gulffront ........................ Selling Agents
609 Baronet Ln...... Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
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Jon Huffman also had a "greenie" in the closest-to-
the-pin contest and pulled ahead of Tim Lease for the
yearly points lead. Huffman now has 323 points to
Compared to Sunday golf at Palma Sola, the David
Duval/Tiger Woods golf match was more like a sedative.
While the made-for-prime-time-television event may
have been a real snore and bore, the executives who pro-
duced the showdown must be licking their chops.
Ratings for the four-hour special went through the
roof. It was the first time golf has been telecast in prime
time and it had the feel of Monday Night Football -
but without the drama.
Apparently the ratings were better for the match
play event between the No. 1 (Duval) and No. 2 golfer
in the world than they were for the final rounds of the
U.S. and British opens.
The problem with the show was the lack of spec-
tators. About 2,000 showed up where a typical tour-
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room for a large, caged pool. There are many wonder-
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Norfolk Island pine. Other features include a cozy fam-
ily room with brick fireplace, large interior laundry
room, white tile bath and terrazzo floors. This is an ex-
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pretty, natural waterway. Asking $218,000, including
one-year homeowner warranty!
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nament has 20,000.
Enthusiasm was another problem. Missing were
the loud roars for a player who makes birdie when the
score is close. That often makes a player somewhere
else on the course back off from a tee shot.
In the case of Duval and Woods, they fiddled their
way around the California course with lights. Never
once did they show the pressure normally seen at a
And what did they get for their troubles?
Woods won the match 2 and 1 and took home $1
million and change, while Duval had to settle for just
over $400,000 for four hours work.
Was that actually work?
ISLAND FOURPLEX plus large manager's office. Solar-heated pool, wonder-
ful views of Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Excellent income and
location. $549,000. For more information call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Re-
alty 778-2246 or 720-3879.
ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes
Beach location and short walk to prime
beach. 2BR/1BA each side with central
heat and air. Drive by 207 76th St.
$175,000. Call Dave Moynihan 778-
PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA unit,
located tennis court side of first-class
Gulffront complex with pool/spa, tennis
and on-site manager. Offered at
$154,500. Call Dave Moynihan 778-
ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY!
This great elevated home in the heart of Anna
Maria is close to everything! 2BR/2BA and lots of
storage downstairs. Nice family neighborhood in
walking distance to beaches, shopping, post office
and Island Community Center. Don't miss this
one, priced at just $174,900.
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 feet with
seawall and no bridges for direct bay access. Build
your dream home here! Just listed at $149,000.
SCall Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
MLS Bill and Larae Regis 779-1858
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria. FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
FRAN MAXON FRAN MAXON
NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSE
2 5PM Sat. & Sun. Aug. 14, 15
635 Dundee Lane
Key Royale canalfront home on cul-de-sac. One
house from Bimini Bay. Major interior renovation has
been done in the past eight months. 2-3BR/2BA,
plus den and two-car garage. New 16,000-lb. boat
lift with new dock. Very open floor plan, water view
from every room. Selling due to being relocated.
Broker participation welcome. $298,500. 778-3867.
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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.
ERRICSON CELL PHONE. Needs a battery -
and service provider, $50. 778-7978.
PAIR OF SPEAKERS, acoustic responsive, still in
box. Paid $400, sell for $250. 779-0909.
HEAD TOUR TEAM tennis bag, brand new. Large
interior section, one side section and two end
pockets $40. Call 748-6222.
NOKIA 2160i DIGITAL cell phone. Leather case,
chargers, extra battery, manuals, excellent condition!
Over $200. new, first $90.! Laura 749-6520 voice.
ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC GUITAR Alvarez Artist, Koa
wood sounds and plays great, $275. Electric Stratopaul
Stratocaster body, Dimarzo pick-ups, two-tone, natural
woods, must see and play $300. 778-5294.
THREE-CUSHION COUCH like new, Fall floral
colors, washable $100. Four Samsonite folding
chairs $5 for all. 778-1012.
ESTATE SALE Friday, August 13, 9am-2pm. Very nice
sofa, two twin beds with wicker headboards, sofa bed,
modem small dinette, silver plate, 1900's round oak table,
wicker/upholstered chair, modem coffee table, area rug,
silk trees, nice patio set, B & O stereo that needs fixing,
model ship, office desk and matching credenza in off-
white Formica, microwave, fireplace tools, king mattress,
nice books, entrance hall table and mirror, 1950's indoor
and outdoor lights (or you could consider them deco-
style), garage miscellaneous and assorted accessories.
114 Beach Avenue, Anna Maria, no parking on beach.
Sale by Julie McClure, 747-3101 or Juliel944@aol.com.
Quality sales for 28 years.
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S Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two days a week.
>- Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tuesday and
Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Wednesday
* and Sunday.
Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irrigation with
* treated waste water allowed any time.)
>- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they use a
Shand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is allowed for ten
* minutes daily.
Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permitted any day.
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ESTATE SALE Friday, August 13, 9:30am-2pm.
Chairs, coffee, sofa, end tables, dining table and
chairs, china cabinet, king bedroom set, waterbed,
empire dresser with mirror, computer desk, lawn
mower, TV, patio furniture, china, glass and bric
brac. 2408 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach. Sale con-
ducted by Palma Sola Appraisal and Sales, Ina
BIG GARAGE SALE Saturday and Sunday, Au-
gust 14 and 15, 8am-noon. Furniture, books, ap-
pliances and household items. 157 Crescent
Drive, near Anna Maria City Pier.
PREMIERCOM LONG DISTANCE phone service.
7.5 flat rate, Florida 7.1, 800 numbers same rates.
OF INTEREST TO property buyers. The proper-
ties of 409 Alamanda Drive and 505 Spring, Anna
Maria City, have just been designated legal in their
entirety by Anna Maria City Hall. Compliance cer-
DOLPHIN DAYCARE AND Preschool. Openings
for all ages from 12 months old. Also, after school
care. Register now. 778-2967.
SNIPS SNIPS SNIP snips snips snips snips! Judy,
formerly of HeadQuarters Hair Salon, is styling
hair at Snips Hair Design. Make your appointment
now! 730-7954, 778-1968.
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.
DOES YOUR PUPPY need to piddle in the middle
of the day? Call Robin, I'll take him out to play.
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GULF OF MEXICO BEACH HOUSE. Elegant Mediterranean
custom-designed residence. 3,684 +/- sq. ft., 3BR, authentic
Mexican tile roof, imported tile floors throughout. Nine ft. ceil-
ings and arched doors to balcony overlooking the white sandy
beach. $1,350,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R37566
DOCKABLE WATERFRONT, deep water with access to the
Gulf. Upgraded tile, cabinets. Bath with whirlpool tub, screened
porch. $204,900. Colette Gerrish 794-1024. R36171
EXCEPTIONAL SAILBOAT WATER. Two lifts, 51 ft. dock for
three boats. Light and bright, immaculate 3BR home with a great
view. $319,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko
PRIVACY AND LUXURIOUS are standard here. Ninety families on
240 +/- acres of bayfront and nature preserve land. Twenty-four
hour manned security, plantation shutters, newly decorated in neu-
tral tones. $329,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-8220. C35038
COMPLETELY REMODELED Island home with interesting
architectural touches. Second floor sun deck, fenced property
with private back yard area. Short walk to the beach,
$189,500. Toni King 794-5534. R39365
JUST MOVE IN and enjoy leisure living in this lowest priced
2BR/2BA furnished condominium in popular Ironwood. Lovely
ceramic tile. S56,900. Colette Gerrish 794-1024. C39018
LOVELY GARDEN UNIT upstairs overlooking green area
with pool, shuffleboard and picnic area. 2BR/2B, recent
upgrades. Convenient location. $79,900. Don Olmstead
COLUMN HOUSE with new rocking chair porch overlooking
Wares Creek with water access. Zoned residential or com-
mercial. S129,900. Sandy Harmon 722-1347. R36020
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.
BOAT TRAILER JACK swivel-mount with side
winder. Used with 18-ft. boat trailer $25. 748-6222.
BOAT CLUB MEMBERSHIP five years $900 down,
$96 month. 32 different boats, three locations:
.Bradenton, Venice, Sarasota. Unlimited usage,
transferable. Call Jose at 778-8216 or 778-7133.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-
time servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach.
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.
HELP WANTED, HOUSEKEEPING, non smoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.
SMALL MOTEL LOOKING for part-time book-
keeper, approximately 10 hours per week. Must
know computers. Also looking for cleaning person,
12 hours per week. Please phone 383-1636.
GIFT SHOP AND BOUTIQUE employees wanted.
Cashier duties, pricing etc. Full and part-time.
Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
Mullet T-shirts ... $10 Mugs ... $7.50
Mail order add $3 s/h. 941 778 7978
5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
yE mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.gate.net/-smithami
Sunday August 15 2 4 pm
313 57th St., Holmes Beach ............$159,900
Bright and airy, 3BR/2BA elevated villa with
greatroom, vaulted ceilings, Berber carpet and
Mexican tile. Call Don Bailey 778-8307 eves.
428 63rd St., Holmes Beach ......... $147,250
Canalfront 2BR/2BA attached villa with open
plan, split bedrooms, water views from almost
every room. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
1218 Spoonbill Landings Circle, Bradenton ... $149,900
Perico Bay Club. Enjoy beautiful lake and bay
views from this 2BR/2BA two-car garage villa.
Call Wolfgang Dudda 761-3031 eves.
dore than a mullet Wrapper!
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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RESPONSIBLE BABYSITTER willing to babysit
ages one and up. Call Par at 779-1767.
RESPONSIBLE CAREGIVER for 10-year old and
7-year old. After school, my home. 778-4249.
SERVERS, BARTENDERS AND hostess/host
wanted. Full or part-time. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE person wanted for
27-acre Longboat Condo; health, dental, life; paid
vacations, holidays; starts at $7.75 hour; 40 hours
guaranteed. Call 383-7775, 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday.
MAINTENANCE/GUEST SERVICES person
needed for Longboat Key vacation rental office.
Position requires someone with excellent people
skills who is able to perform minor repairs and
handle some heavy lifting. Hospitality background
a plus. Must have valid drivers license and a reli-
able vehicle in good condition. Salary and ben-
CIRCLE K BRADENTON BEACH needs full and
part-time help. Great benefits, shifts available, 3-
11pm, 10pm-6am. Apply within.
SECRETARY/ASSISTANT to the Executive Direc-
tor. Full-time Island position. Dependable, orga-
nized, self-directed, positive, pleasant, energetic
individual with excellent verbal and written com-
munications skills and a knowledge of Microsoft
Word, Office and Excel. Drug-free workplace.
Salary commensurate to qualifications and expe-
rience. Range $350 to $440 per week plus ben-
efits. Kelly 778-1908 or fax resume to 778-9511.
HOUSEKEEPER/MANAGER POSITION available
at Island resort motel. Part-time, flexible hours,
good pay. Please call 778-2770.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch "
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
\ ic\s. Lpgradces and extras. Shaft for elieator. S435.000
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. S175.000.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR'2BA. 2.006 sq.
fz. living area each side. Extras. Can condo-ize. S-40.000C
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9.700 sq.ft.. S 10.000.
NEW! Lot with bayview and boat dock. 90 bv !32 ft. Sil9.500.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. S39.000 OBO.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2.400 sq. ft.. three stores. 150 ::
to Sarasota BaN. Can add to size. Developing area. S355.000.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach S 150.000.
VACATION RENTALS: Perico Bay Club Seasonalss
BEACH ACCESS- Beautifully deco-
rated. 3BR/2BA home completely re-
modeled. Garage. I00-by-130-foot lot. .
Lush landscaping. Sprinkler system.--
New roof in "98. AC new in "96. Priced*
right! S375.000. Call Dolly Young after
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
TEACHERS AIDES, CDA'S, Child Care (part-time),
After School Program, Schools Out, and Holiday
Camp, 20 plus hours per week. Positive, pleasant,
energetic, self-directed, teamwork environment, edu-
cational enrichment and character development cur-
riculum. Salary $7 to $9 per hour. Drug-free workplace.
778-1908, ask for Scott, Seth or Maggie.
EVENING AND WEEKEND staff required for
Community Center (part-time). Positive attitude,
pleasant personality, energetic, good role model,
organized, self-directed, communication and com-
puter skills. Salary $6 to $8 per hour. Drug-free
workplace. 778-1908 Scott, Seth.
DESK CLERK with office experience, pleasant
personality, flexible hours. Good benefits. Via
Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive N.,
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.
KIDS SEEKING summer jobs: Advertise here free.
Up to 21 words free for kids under 16. Three-week
maximum. Information: 778-7978.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac
or PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and
installation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
Hours of Telephone Coverage
a Amount of Advertising and Promotions
Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulch-
ing, trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200.
Adoption, corporations, modifications, power of at-
torney, name change. Suncoast Paralegal Ser-
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs,
small jobs, repairs. Heating and air conditioning.
Licensed, insured. Free estimates 778-5003 or
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs -
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
LARRY'S BACK. Shell delivered, spread $25 per
yard. Topsoil, gravel, mulch, hauling. All kinds. Of-
fice 778-1169, home 779-1529.
CHORES GALORE one call does it all. Interior/ex-
terior cleaning, errands, etc. Licensed, bonded.
778-2662 or 321-7455.
SILCOX CERAMIC TILE and carpet sales and
service. Have samples, small repairs, regrout.
Guaranteed. 20 years experience. Call Randy,
DO YOU HATE to iron? Allow me. Danielle Alter-
ations, dress-making, mending and more. Call
Clearly the quality choice
CAROLYN PATRICK ROBERT ST. JEAN
WATERFRONT SPECIALIST INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
778-0700 office 794-0007 office
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BRADENTON 3BR/2BA near
schools and shopping, asking
WHITFIELD AREA. Free stand-
ing 2BR/2BA villa within walking
distance of Sarabay Country
Club golf course. $131.900.
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or call Bob Lohse at
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND DUPLEX Elevated with plenty of
storage, living and parking space. Excellent condition.
Just a minute from the pier and beach. Great year-round
rental potential. Karen Lohse, Realtor. 751-1155. 1839273
SINGLE FAMILY HOME. Anna Maria Island. Elevated
3BR/2BA home with "legal" ground-floor living area.
Lots and lots of potential. Needs some cosmetics ...
very sound structurally. Located on the 'tip of Anna
Maria" near beach and pier. Exceptional price
$189,000. Karen Lohse, Realtor. 751-1155. 1B36254
ESTUARY DRIVE AT PERICO
BAY 3BR/2BA condo with tie
floors, great kitchen with domed
cei:'ng/fra '.'asher/dryer, pa-tr/.
waik-:, c':set. Entertainrmert area
on balcony. Security, tennis, pooK,
seven mi'jtes to the beach. Ioti-
vated seller. S189.000. 1B39199.
KEY WEST-STYLE HOME 3BRi/ 'c;, so-echOe Deuts
3BA on deep-water canai with boat 924-9000
dock. Excellent location across Eves: 388-1267
from bay. Two story. Two-car ga-
rage. Light and bright Island home in move-in condi-
tion. Tropical island atmosphere. View down canal
from two wooden decks. S369,000.
GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A two-story 4-unit Spanish style building with lots of design
options. 2,740 sq. ft., 2 full baths up, 2 half baths down. Up
currently office and custodial suite; down currently retail.
Parks nine. $340,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
Check our references:
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Ucensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
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Free Estimates Call 778-2139
Island Starter and fliternator Seruice
Diesel, Foreign and Domestic
NEW LOCATION! 3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0818
Weekly e Bi-Weekly i Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1924
Sonnectton Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Residential, Office & Specialty Services
Honest & Dependable Gift Certificates Available
Call us for plumbing, too.
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Most Cars: $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior and
Armor-All throughout. 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. Convenient and necessary
to protect and preserve your investment.
THE AREA'S # I MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon
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FRIENDLY EXPERIENCED COMPANION caregiver
offers part-time cooking, laundry, grocery shopping.
Day trips with lunch, sight seeing, errands, etc. Trans-
portation for doctor or other outings. References, $12
per hour. Call Gayle 744-0002.
IRONING DONE shirts to sheets. Serving Island-
ers for seven years. Pick-ups, deliveries. Excellent
references. Call Pressed For Time at 778-4192.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in
town and the best results from classified ads and
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
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.
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.
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 esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. 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. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589, #PE0020374.
Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor.
New homes, renovations, additions. Free esti-
mates and design service. Quality workmanship.
Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
SCREEN REPAIRS interior/exterior painting, ceil-
ing fans, drywall repairs, roof painting, tile work,
low prices. 778-0410 office, 504-2027 mobile.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey
furnished, beautiful view, covered parking. No
pets. S350/week or S700/month. 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished
home on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in
Coral Shores. Available now, by the week or
month. Realtor/Owner 387-0533.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space.
Approximately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with
exposure on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Real-
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across
form beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer
dates still available. Almost Beach Apartments
GULFFRONT BEAUTIFUL VIEW, 3BR/2BA
unique home, 90 feet to Gulf, shady beach. Pre-
fer three to six months, not required. $3,000
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. $1,600 per month. 203-934-8596.
GULFVIEWS! HOLMES BEACH 2BR ground-
level home, fifty yards to Gulf beach, clean. $875
per month, nothing included, security and last, no
GULFVIEWS! HOLMES BEACH 3BR ground-
level home, fifty yards to Gulf beach, very clean
home, $1,075 per month, security and last, no
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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2BR/2BA fully furnished
villa in Seaside Gardens. Seasonal rental Decem-
ber through April. $1,800 per month, plus deposit.
150 STEPS TO BEACH, seasonal 2BR/2BA,
ground level, newly furnished, cable TV, washer/
dryer. Available November May, security deposit
ANNUAL RENTAL: Bayou Condos, 2nd floor
units. 2BR/1BA, unfurnished, nice quiet location.
No children under 16 and no pets. $700 month
and $650 month, first, last, security. Anna Maria
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes
Beach canalfront. No smoking, no pets. $1,500
per month plus security deposit. 203-934-8596.
ANNUAL RENTAL very nice, private studio apart-
ment. Furnished with Murphy bed. Completely re-
modeled, Mexican tile and Berber carpet. Conve-
niently located in quiet neighborhood in Holmes
Beach. All utilities, cable, local phone included.
Only $575 per month, plus security. No smokers
or pets please. Call 778-6234.
GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condo-
minium. 3BR/2BA, fifth floor, fabulous bay view,
pool, tennis, golf. Short-term lease available.
$1,200 per month. Call Debbie at 924-8274.
ANNUAL NEARLY NEW 3BR/2BA house with Gulf
view, corner 65th Street. $1,600 month plus utilities.
Call Carol Saulnier at Green Real Estate 778-0455.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month
plus assurity security. Available now. 792-2779.
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2BR DUPLEX near Community Center in Anna
Maria. Private backyard with deck. Annual lease
$700, no pets. 792-8817.
ANNUAL RENTALS 1BR Gulffront, 503 Gulf Drive
S., $595 month; 2BR/1.5BA, 408A 71st Street,
$800 month; 2BR/2BA, 3202 6th Avenue, $700
month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA clean, quiet, el-
evated duplex. Central air, washer/dryer, dish-
washer, wall-to-wall carpet. No pets. $695 month.
RENTAL WANTED. Established remodeling con-
tractor, 5-year Island resident, looking for 1 or
2BR house, duplex, etc. Will consider fixer-upper
for reasonable rent and long-term lease. Non-
smoker, no kids, no pets. 779-2294.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT vacation apartments.
Two or three bedrooms, magnificent views, lovely
furnished interior, sundecks, porch, private owner.
No pets, 778-3143.
ANNUAL PARTIALLY FURNISHED 3 or 4BR/
2.5BA home. Deep-water dock on bay. Long-term
possible. Bradenton Beach. $1,300 month. 779-
1188 or 888-695-8749.
BAYFRONT ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Unfur-
nished, dock privileges, walk to beach, no pets.
$550 per month, $300 deposit 322-2101.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX Bradenton Beach, un-
furnished, newly remodeled. $650 per month, $650
security. Water and electric not included. 778-4173.
2BR/2BA HOME Anna Maria $850 per month
yearly plus all utilities; 1BR/1BA apartment,
Holmes Beach $535 yearly plus electric. Horizon
Realty of Anna Maria 778-0426.
ANNUAL RENTAL large 2BR/2BA ground-floor
duplex. Garage, washer/dryer hookup. North
Holmes Beach address, on-site owner. $800
month plus utilities, 778-0285.
BRADENTON BEACH GULFVIEW annual lease.
Charming old Florida beach duplex. 2BR/1.5 BA.
2213 Gulf Drive N. $700 month plus $700 security
HOLMES BEACH VACATION rentals. 1-2/BR, fur-
nished apartments with pool. Low summer rates,
stones throw to beach. Also booking for winter
GULFVIEW STUDIO furnished, washer/dryer, pa-
tio S500 month lease. Gulfview 2BR/1 BA, washer/
dryer, patio, 106 31st Street, Holmes Beach, $750
month lease. 293-6131.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex, renovated,
storage, washer/dryer hookup $700 per month,
2415 Avenue C. 778-6387.
MONTHLY RENTALS furnished, utilities included,
no security deposit, close to beach, with pool, gar-
den. Rates start at $580. Call 778-6569.
CANALFRONT BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA fireplace,
workroom, garage, lush tropical screened pool
and lanai, boat dock, walk to shops and beach.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a
kind! There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-
4523 or 800-977-0803.
BARK & COMPANY REALTY. Steven M. Bark,
Broker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.
BAYFRONT ESTATE $715,000. Four units lo-
cated directly on bay/intracoastal steps to Gulf
beaches. Cathedral ceilings, fireplace, wood
floors, Jacuzzi and boat docks. Great for investor
or family estate! 3BR/2BA house, 2BR/2BA house
and two 1BR apartments. Call Deborah Thrasher
or John Hines, Wedebrock Real Estate Company
383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.
CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of
Skyway lights and bay/intracpastal, 2BR/2BA and
potential 1BR apartment with Spanish tile floors,
cathedral ceilings, cedar closets, oversized two-
car' garage with sauna, boat dock, davits,
screened enclosed lanais, A/C, refrigerator, new
dryer 1998. $284,900. Call Deborah Thrasher,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company 383-5543 or
SEASIDE-STYLE VILLAGE on Longboat Key.
Steps to white sand beach. Casual coastal living.
27 single-family homes from $425,000. Call
Conrad Beach, The Folsom Group 387-9595.
BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex, 1 BR/1BA and
2BR/2BA. Walk to beach. Beautifully landscaped
double lot, privacy fencing, patio with fountain.
JUST COMPLETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one
block from beach. Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901
Gulf Drive. $218,900. 778-2316.
WALK TO PIER AND BEACH. Elevated duplex,
good rental history, excellent condition. Lots of
storage, garage, compliance certificates available.
SPACIOUS SINGLE FAMILY home, Anna Maria
City. Walk to beach and pier, two-car garage, huge
Florida room, structurally sound, needs a few cos-
metics. Islands best buy at $185,000. 778-2968.
FLOWERS EVERYWHERE on outside, art every-
where on inside. A perfect place for one or more
to live on a limited income. Full price, furnished
and equipped. $17,000 or !ess. 778-3709.
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E PAGE 26 a AUGUST 11, 1999 n THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
A SALVADORE DALI signed and numbered print is
included with the furnished, equipped trailer home
at 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. A lot of other
art work and a late model satellite TV system. So
much more. $17,000, over 55. 778-3709.
ONE OF EARTH'S IDEAL locations one minute
from lovely Gulf beach, one minute from bay sun-
rises. Artist's trailer, home ready for occupancy.
2601 Gulf Drive #721, Bradenton Beach. 778-3709.
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS, the nicest people in all
of the world pass my porch office. Loneliness is
unknown in this artistic ready-for-occupancy
trailer home. $17,000, 778-3709.
BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex on double lot.
Plenty of room for additions, pool, etc. 100 yards
to beach. Proven track record of great rental in-
come. Will consider lease option. $199,000. Frank
KEY ROYALE best value on Anna Maria. Exclu-
sive 3BR/2BA home on quiet, private street. Fresh
tropical low-maintenance landscaping, one-car
garage, boat slip available. Was $189,000, now
$174,900. 606 Ambassador, 761-9259.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and every-
thing else in The Islander Bystander, 778-7978.
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
800 211-2323 ~ 941 778-2246
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
800 346-7340 941 778-0000
ARTIST'S PARADISE. Gulf beach 60 seconds
away; spectacular bay sunrises 60 seconds away.
Flowers everywhere on inside. New roof, new re-
frigerator included. Fully-furnished and equipped
including latest TV saucer. Immerse yourself with
beauty at Bradenton Beach. Trailer home
RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA great location. Nicely
furnished, beach access, nice view, pool, tennis,
clubhouse, second floor, on-site management,
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA house. Tile floor in
greatroom, Berber carpet in bedrooms. Big,
screened porch. Close to shopping and dining and
only a short block from beach, $218,900. John
Michaels, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Pelican
FOURPLEX WITH OFFICE fantastic view of
Tampa Bay and skyway. Excellent income and
location. Waiting list of tenants, currently annual,
but would make excellent seasonal. Solar-heated
pool, walk to pier, new shopping center, Bayside
Park in Anna Maria. $549,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty 720-3879.
TWO COMMERCIAL CONDOS many uses. Re-
pair shop, art studio, light manufacturing, whole-
sale. $125,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
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BAY WATCH CONDO. Beautiful 2BR/
2BA bayfront complex. Spacious open
floor plan, turnkey fumished. Intracoastal
view with private boat and fishing dock.
Opportunity to own an excellent invest-
ment property. S174,900. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS 34463
RUNAWAY BAY. Fully-fumished, bright,
sunny condominium unit at Runaway Bay
with lagoon view. Clubhouse, tennis and
pool, walk to beach. Great vacation or
rental home. On-site property manage-
ment Call Ed Oliveira 778-4800/778-1751
eves. S132,500. MLS 38598
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 11, 1999 0 PAGE 27 E
224 OAK AVENUE
Waterfront 3BR/3BA Elevated Home
Open greatroom with fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has
his-and-hers walk-in closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower.
Screened deck overlooks the boat ramp. No bridges. 2,100 sq. ft. of
air-conditioned space. Asking $359,900. Please call 795-7805.
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rental income. Asking $400,000 complete!
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KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
4BR/3BA home on deep-water canal with 55-foot
private dock. Master suite, vaulted ceilings, walk-in
closets, four-car garage. Pool and tennis. $549,000.
ISLAND GIFT SHOP
Well established Island gift shop. 17 years at the same
location. Appraisal and books available.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water ca-
nal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
3BR/2BA family home. Large sunny family
room. Ceramic tile and terrazzo. Private dock,
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60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
516 75th Street............. $539,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
703 South Bay Blvd............. $319,900
613 Ivanhoe La ............. $675,00(
726 Key Royale Dr.............. $649,00(
621 Foxworth Lane............. $329,90(
AND ISLAND CONDOS
6700 Gulf Dr ............... $339,000
Mariners Cove ...................$229,000
110 12th St South .............$139,90C
254 Gladiolus................ $335,000
208 75th St ................ $299,000
Realtor 203 76th St ............... $219,900
6805 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
2409 Avenue A (lot) ...... $199,000
Tom Nelson MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES
2302 Gulf Dr ............ $569,000
101 25th St ................. $549,000
107 75th St ................. $499,000
2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
s 203 76th St ................ $219,900
1021 99th St NW ....... $375,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $139,900
ar 276 Sherwood Drive........ $69,900
304 Pine Ave ................ $224,000
310 Pine Ave ............... $299,900
5704 Marina Drive ........ $479,000
In Call for details!
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