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Volume 8, no. 26, May 17, 2000 FREE
Tours, music, hot dogs, contest, play highlight city.bash
By Pat Copeland
It's a party and everyone's invited.
Yes, you're invited to celebrate the 50-year anni-
versary of Holmes Beach's incorporation on Saturday,
May 20, with music, food and fun at city hall.
Ceremonies in front of city hall will begin at 11
a.m. with a performance by the Manatee High School
Jazz Band. A color guard presentation is slated for
11:15 a.m. followed by remarks from Mayor Carol
Whitmore and U.S. Rep. Dan Miller.
The winner of the anniversary contest sponsored
by The Islander will be announced. Participants can use
Anna Maria to
keep the peace
By Susan K. Kesselring
Residents attending a May 11 Anna Maria com-
mission meeting applauded Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh's decision to no longer pursue a city-run
He says he plans to continue contracting with the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office for police protection.
Saying he sometimes has difficulty getting through
to the.deputies who patrol the city, Deffenbaugh has
purchased pagers and has asked them to wear the pag-
ers when on duty. He said it's worked well in the past.
Deffenbaugh also purchased pagers for each of the
commissioners at a cost of $8 each, so they can be re-
sponsive to emergency-related issues as well.
In a related enforcement issue, Commissioner Jay Hill
questioned the mayor on his reappointing building official
Phil Charnock as the city's code enforcement officer.
As liaison person for the building department, Hill
said it's contrary to the commission's Feb. 22 vote. He
says the commission discussed reorganization of the
building and public works department, including selec-
tion of a code enforcement officer.
Charnock headed up each of the departments be-
fore the commission stripped him of his code enforce-
ment and public works duties at the February meeting.
"I don't think Mr. Charnock necessarily wants to
do that job," Hill said. "He's functioned pretty well
doing just the building department and permits and has
built a better relationship with citizens. I think Phil has
some difficulties in handling complaints and probably
Harmless algae bloom
hits Island beaches
The algae bloom that came ashore at Bradenton
Beach May 12 spread for more than a quarter-mile.
It's called Trichodesmium and has a foul smell
but is harmless to humans despite looking like raw
The bloom also was reported along beaches in
Caspersen, Nokomis, Lido, Siesta and Venice.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner John
Chappie said the bloom wasn't pretty, but lifeguards at
Coquina Beach said it was OK to swim in.
The bloom was only along the Gulf shoreline and
went out less than 40 yards off the beach.
Trichodesmium is also called "sailor sawdust" be-
cause it it appears to be dust suspended in water.
the coupon in this issue to guess the number of votes
each suggested name for the new city received at the
incorporation meeting March 13, 1950.
The winner will receive a personalized brick for
the butterfly garden and a "More-than-a-mullet-wrap-
per" T-shirt or mug from the newspaper.
Following the ceremonies, visitors can enjoy free
hot dogs and sodas donated by Duffy's Tavern owner/
Commissioner Pat Geyer and served up by the Anna
Maria Island Privateers in full regalia. Additional enter-
tainment will be offered by Waste Management's Gar-
bage Man Band.
Tours of city hall will feature photographs all
taken before and just after the city incorporated in
1950. The chamber meeting room photo display is pre-
sented by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
It will include first homesteaders in 1896, Jack
Holmes Sr.'s development of Seaside Gardens and
other construction of the period, photos of the making
of an Esther Williams film "On an Island With You,"
before and after scenes of Key Royale, school construc-
tion, the medical clinic and other historical panels.
Throughout the event, Privateers will distribute
buttons commemorating the anniversary.
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Excitement mounts for total dinner-auction tally $151,000
Anna Maria Island Communityv Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly was aglow Saturday night at the
Affaire to Remember benefit dinner-auction. Attendees chipped in with more than last year's total take,
"almost 50 percent better," she said. Her best guess was that the total dollars raised would hit $150,000 -
a spectacular sum indeed. In fact, the tallyvfomn auction chairperson Trudy Moon at presstime was $151,000.
Big-ticket winners include Lynn Fusco, the diamond bracelet raffle prize-winner, and Islander publisher
Bonner Futch won the Sea-Doo raffle drawing. Islander Photo: David Futch
finds it personally unpleasant to deal with conflicts
which arise out of being the code enforcement officer."
Hill said, "I'm not sure he's a good choice given
my perception of his difficulty in dealing with conflict
and possibly some anger-management problems that
exist relative to that."
Charnock was asked by Hill if he had any comments
about being reappointed code enforcement officer.
Charnock said, "I really would not like to get involved."
Deffenbaugh said he made an administrative deci-
sion which is only temporary. He said even though
there's not a lot of things pending before the code en-
forcement board, he needs someone in the position
immediately so that the process isn't at a standstill.
In other matters:
"Fee or free?" Deffenbaugh asked his fellow
The commission voted not to charge a fee to resi-
dents for hurricane evacuation re-entry tags. Use of the
tags will speed residents' return to the Island. The cit-
ies of Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach are not
PLEASE SEE ANNA MARIA, NEXT PAGE
Wednesday .................... May 17
Residents will meet to discuss beach
access rights for 75th through 81st streets
in Holmes Beach at 7 p.m. at Marina Bay.
Friday ............................... May 19
Anna Maria Island Community Center
23-foot boat raffle deadline for bids is
Friday at 9 a.m.
Saturday .................... May 20
Holmes Beach 50th anniversary
celebration at city hall at 2 p.m. followed by
a play at 3 p.m. at the elementary school
depicting the city's history.
Monday ................:........... May 24
Joint meeting of Anna Maria and
Longboat chambers of commerce at the
Sandbar at 5 p.m. featuring vacation raffle.
More information inside.
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Three-day limit proposed for Anna Maria special events
By Susan K. Kesselring
Woodstock may never happen in Anna Maria -
but just in case, commissioners are making certain
events don't go on any longer than three days.
Anna Maria commissioners are in the process of
adopting an ordinance for special events that will also
allow for the sale of alcohol. At a work session May 11
they debated at length how long an event could be held
in the city.
As drafted by City Attorney Jim Dye, an organizer
Anna Maria opts to keep.sheriff
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charging their residents for the tags.
City Attorney Jim Dye said he wants direction
from the commission on drafting a new lease for the
city pier. A copy of the lease drawn up in 1987 expired
September 1999. A new lease was drafted to replace
the old, but the former tenant and city commissioners
were unable to come to terms on the provisions. The
former tenant pulled his operation from the pier follow-
ing the impasse.
The city is currently awaiting bids from prospec-
tive restaurant franchises.
Commissioner Jay Hill said he remembers discus-
sion about the city seeking some form of restitution for
the dilapidated condition of the pier caused by the
former tenant, who refused to maintain it according to
the terms of the lease. He asked if anything was being
done regarding this matter.
Deffenbaugh said, "We haven't looked at that any
A draft of a new lease was worked on by former
city attorney Bob Hendrickson but was not discussed.
Commissioners are reviewing the old lease.
Resident Georgia Van Cleave informed commis-
sioners that there's already a lease in hand and sug-
gested the commission work from it. She said many
aspects of the old lease were improved upon and it
contains good points.
could request up to 45 days to hold a special event and
there's also a provision for a 14-day extension.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh asked Dye if the city had
to allow an applicant the entire 45 days.
Dye said 45 days is the outside which he included
for flexibility. He said his thinking was that a business
may have a grand opening that takes place over an ex-
tended period of time.
But residents and city officials alike wondered if it
would be discriminatory not to provide an organizer
with the maximum allotted time if it's requested and
such a provision exists. Commissioners Doug Wolfe
and Jay Hill recommended shortening the time frame.
Hill said, "I can't imagine whatever would occur
here that we would want to let somebody have an ex-
emption for that long."
Wolfe said the wording of the proposed ordinance
should be changed "from no more than 45 days" to
"from one to 30 days." At one point, Hill suggested
allowing no more than 10 days without an exemption,
but then later proposed a limit of three days.
Presently, there's nothing on the books that al-
lows for consumption of alcoholic beverages within
city limits. The only exceptions to the city's alco-
holic beverage laws have been special one-day per-
mits for the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and Island Players.
Despite this, last year the former commission
granted organizers of a fall festival permission to hold
the event and sell alcohol.
When permission was again sought by the same
group, they were told by Deffenbaugh that it was done
illegally, but he said he would check into a way to make
it possible, thus the reason for the special events ordi-
The other Island cities have had permitting pro-
cesses for special events in effect for some time. Ac-
cording to Public Works Director Anne Beck, several
former commissions decided not to adopt a special
events ordinance even though there is something on the
books under the land development code which allows
for such events.
But, she said, the law doesn't provide for a means
of having the event permitted, Beck noted the issue has
been brought before the board as least four times in the
10 years she has worked for the city.
One resident questioned the need for permitting
such events. "If you don't have any way for people
to have an event, then it can't take place," Judy
Deffenbaugh replied that it happened last year.
He said events need to be regulated properly, insur-
ance liabilities have to be met and every effort must be
made not to disrupt people in the city.
According to the language of the special event/
temporary alcohol sales ordinance, special events in-
clude, but are not limited to; indoor and outdoor arts
and craft shows; bazaars; carnivals; sports events; com-
mercial and sales activities; sidewalk sales; flea mar-
kets; rummage sales; holiday events; Christmas tree
sales; plant sales; grand openings; festivals; fairs; auc-
tions; breakfasts; parades, charitable and other
fundraising events; and, film productions.
The city attorney told commissioners that they can-
not discriminate among any one particular group. An
event doesn't have to be put on solely by not-for-profit
As the proposed ordinance is written, the applicant
would have to provide a description of the event to the
city, which would be distributed to the police and fire
departments for comment. The city would then take
into consideration the requests of the agencies and, if
need be, attach contingencies to the permit.
An applicant must obtain a minimum of $1 million
in insurance for general liability and an additional $1
million for an "alcohol liability rider," if alcoholic bev-
erage sales are part of the event. It also states that sales
of alcohol will be kept in a confined area.
The proposed ordinance would also be amended to
allow for the rescheduling of events in the case of bad
Commissioners reached a consensus to limit spe-
cial events to three days and are expected to vote on a
modified ordinance May 25. The ordinance will be
given to the city's planning and zoning board May 22
for its recommendation.
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Bill Roe, head of long-range planning for the Friends of the Island Branch Library, and wife Betsy Coe were
in charge of the library's recent landscaping project. The Friends donated $12,000 for landscaping including
coconut trees, hibiscus bushes and croton plants. Nature's Design of Bradenton supplied the plants and -
donated two Christmas palms to the project. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Land swap proposed for 77th Street beach
A land swap proposed for the beach end of 77th
street could maintain public access for residents.
Hugh Holmes Sr. is proposing swapping a 20-foot-
wide parcel of land he owns perpendicular to the beach
for another landward parcel owned by the city.
The proposal is expected to be discussed during the
May 23 city commission meeting in Holmes Beach.
"This really seems like a good deal for the city,"
said Holmes Beach Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works Bill Saunders.
Holmes was unavailable for comment and
Saunders said he doesn't know what Holmes' inten-
tions are for his property if the swap is completed.
Saunders said a survey has been completed for the
area, and the matter would be brought to the city attor-
ney before city commissioners discuss the merits of the
The 75th-81st street area of Holmes Beach has
been the site of a resident conflict of late after a permit
was issued to build a clubhouse at 101 75th St. Resi-
dents were fearful they would lose beach accesses in
the area if the 75th Street property and others north of
it were developed in any way, including the 'recre-
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Anna Maria City
May 19, noon, deadline for city pier franchisee proposals.
May 22, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
May 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
May 18, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
recycling purchase agreement, Florida Communities
Trust grant discussion, extra staff for public works
request, recycling volunteer update, Capri Motel
special exception continuation, network equipment
purchase for police department request, laptop com-
puter purchase request for police department, pier
restroom repair bid selection, contractor selection
for police department renovations, banner pole ap-
proval for Gulf Drive and Cortez Road intersection,
budget amendment for safety equipment purchase
and public comment.
May 18, 6 p.m., charter review committee meeting,
Tingley Memorial Library conference room, 111 Sec-
May 25, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
May 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
city commission work session followed by city com-
mission meeting (tentative).
May 25, 2 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
* May 17, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Officials,
2 p.m., Anna Maria City Hall.
* May 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
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Bradenton moving on up with Arvida project OK
By David Futch
They won't have Bradenton to kick around any
A city dying to be more like Sarasota fulfilled one
of its wishes when the Bradenton City Council voted
May 10 to allow Arvida Corp. to build an upscale con-
dominium project on north Perico Island.
It was a marathon meeting, starting at 8:30 a.m.,
with the Perico project slated for 10:30 a.m. discussion.
As the hour got late following recesses for lunch
and a late afternoon break and just when it looked
like the council would postpone its vote on the devel-
opment, council members did an end run and approved
Council members Gene Gallo, Michele Weaver
and the Rev. James T. Golden gave their blessing to the
898-unit condominium and single-family-home
project, while Marianne Barnebey and Jeffrey Carman
voted against it.
By the time the council voted at 9:20 p.m., most of
the 250 people who spent much of their day -at the
standing-room-only meeting had gone home. Only a
handful of persons remained as the council rammed
through Arvida's plan.
Golden said he looked at the plans for the project
and was reminded of something the late President John
F. Kennedy once said.
"Some people look at something and ask 'Why?'
I look at things as they could be and ask 'Why not?'"
Golden said prior to voting. "I would rather approve
this project and deal with what happens later rather than
dealing with what could have been.
"I do not have the spirit of fear, but the power of
Gallo asked city attorney Bill Lisch if Arvida's
plans met the legal requirements of the city's compre-
hensive plan. Lisch said he believed it did. Then Gallo
asked him if anything the council heard in the way of
opposition to the project would prevent the council
from approving it and Lisch replied, "No."
Michele Weaver said she was satisfied the city's
staff and planners had done a thorough job of going
over the plans and they had given it their OK.
"I vote my conscience based on experts and staff,"
Weaver said. "I'm satisfied all my concerns and ques-
tions about this project have been answered. I think
ultimately this will be a fine project."
But Marianne Barnebey wasn't so sure and listed
a number of concerns she had.
"I still have questions about the treatment of
stormwater. How will this development impact our
schools?" Barnebey said. "I have questions about the
height of the buildings and the number of units. I have
concerns about green space. I'm not sure the retention
pond should be included as recreation area.
"This has a feel of very intense development in a
very small area. It seems crowded. Regarding docks,
once this development is turned over to a homeowner's
association, then they can come ask us for a variance
for docks. I'd like to see a stipulation that says at no
point in time will there be docks on the perimeter or
cuts through the mangroves. With the questions I have,
I will not vote for it," Barnebey said.
Councilman Jeffrey Carman attempted to get the
council to demand Arvida build nothing higher than 45
feet and limit Arvida to two units per acre instead of
three. There was nothing but silence when he made his
Perico Island also is in a high-hazard zone, which
means it's susceptible to flooding and the city's com-
prehensive plan prevents the city from spending money
on such things as roads when a development is in a
Golden rebuffed Carman by saying nothing was
presented at the meeting to stop the project.
"We don't have controvertible evidence to prevent
this development," Golden said. "This is not about
what's right and what's wrong. It's about what's best.
We've got to stop being afraid of tomorrow. These
developers want to take us in another direction."
Tom McCollum of the engineering firm Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer Inc. of Bradenton explains to Bradenton city
council members what Arvida plans to do with the retention ponds in the middle of the proposed Perico
development. Over his shoulder are three views of what the project will look like when the retention ponds, or
lakes according to Arvida, are surrounded by villas. Islander Photo: David Futch
Bradenton, Island, county residents stunned over Perico
By David Futch
Bradenton City Council members made sure their
town and Manatee County would never be the red-
headed stepchild folks to the north and south have al-
ways considered it to be.
Drooling over the aspect of having the state's larg-
est landowner/developer build a $400 million, 898-unit
project on Perico Island, council members gave their
blessing to the project 3-2.
Council members who voted for the Perico project
were Michele Weaver, Gene Gallo and the Rev. James
T. Golden. Marianne Barnebey and Jeffrey Carman
voted against the project saying they had reservations
Folks wishing to speak at the Bradenton city meeting May 10 stand and raise their hands to be sworn in
before giving testimony regarding Arvida's proposed development on north Perico Island. More than 50 area
residents, experts and Bradenton's powerfid spoke Jfr nearly 10 hours before the council agreed to let Arvida
build its 898-unit project. Islander Photo: )David Futch
about the height of the buildings and safety issues re-
volving around hurricane evacuation.
Although he does not vote, Mayor Wayne Poston
has been a strong and vocal supporter of the project.
What Arvida's Perico village with its 120-foot-tall
buildings are sure to do is change the complexion of
what is still the most pristine shoreline of any metro-
politan area in Florida.
Some of Manatee County's powerbrokeis, Byron
Shinn, Bill Robinson, Ed Vogler, Ron Aller and Bob
Blalock, tripped over themselves to get to the podium
and extol the virtues of Arvida and its plan for Perico
to council members at last Wednesday's marathon
Former Robby's sporting goods owner Bill
Robinson, who is developing The Estuary, Arvida's
future neighbor immediately east of Perico, told the
city to give the project its blessing because it would
upgrade the city's image.
For years Bradenton was known only for "having
the largest mobile home park in the world," Robinson
said. This development will change the way people
perceive Manatee County, he said.
The majority of the 250 people who attended the
meeting and the 35 persons who spoke against
Arvida's development said the perception will go
from good to bad.
Gloria Rains, chairman of the environmental
group ManaSota-88, called the vote a sad day for
Manatee County and Bradenton.
"It's unfortunate and just too bad. I'm not so sure
the Perico project is the goose that laid the golden
egg," Rains said. "I don't know what we at ManaSota-
88 are going to do. I have to sit down and talk to our
attorney Dan Lobeck.
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PERICO, FROM PAGE 4
"There isn't a plan of attack, but we have 30 days.
Still, I don't.find the situation encouraging. Until we're
on good legal ground, and I don't think we are, we're
not sure where we're going."
Rains said the county already has a serious problem
with hurricane evacuation and lack of storm shelters.
"I don't see how, if the city council is supposed to
keep the safety of the public in mind, they could have
approved this project," Rains said. "It's really sad and
I think this thing was decided long before anyone got
into the city council chambers. I haven't talked to any-
one who is happy with this project.
"I was particularly upset with the way Councilman
Gene Gallo and city attorney Bill Lisch bullied people
who spoke against the project."
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
spoke at the meeting in opposition of the project. He
said city council members who voted in favor failed to
look at the compatibility issues.
"Their approval disregarded the preservation of our
county's pristine waterfront. We've had this appear-
ance forever," McClash said. "The city's decision im-
pacts everyone who lives here and visits here. It was
done without regard to the changes this development
is going to make to our community."
McClash said county commissioners will discuss
what to do about the city's action. He said the county sent
a letter to the city several months ago expressing its con-
cerns, especially traffic and hurricane evacuation, and
those concerns were not answered with this vote.
"Now we'll have to take some action. Maybe there
should be a partnership of all of us, including the
county, the island cities, environmental groups and
homeowners associations," McClash said.
The Greater Manatee Association, which represents
homeowners in Palma Sola Park, Holmes Beach and Key
Royale, Perico Bay Club, Flamingo Cay and others, has
filed a challenge to the city's new comprehensive plan.
Holmes Beach resident Joan Perry also filed a challenge
to the city's new comprehensive land use plan.
The city's land use plan is now before the Florida
Department of Community Affairs, which must ap-
prove the plan.
Jerry Messick, who lives in Palma Sola Park, said
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the reason her group filed the challenge "is so every-
"I do not feel this is a done deal. I personally feel
some of those council members were unprofessional,"
Messick said. "I think Gene Gallo owes some of the
people at the meeting an apology. I take offense at the
way Gallo bullied people who came to the meeting to
speak. I still have a lot of hope and I might be wrong,
but this is-not a done deal."
Anna Maria City Commissioner Jay Hill said the
issues raised by Joe McClash with regard to zoning and
hurricane evacuation are significant.
Hill, who is an attorney, said he has never heard of
a government body approving a development before
the property is properly zoned for development. Perico
currently is zoned agricultural because the property
owner, Manatee Fruit Co., once used it for a tree farm.
"Approving a project before it's zoned is unusual.
Whether it's legal or not is another question," Hill said.
"I'll go to the next meeting on May 24 and tell them
why I think it's inappropriate.
"I think the island communities, if they can't get
cooperation from Bradenton, have to act to protect
themselves. I thought one of the more interesting points
Arvida's attorney brought up was that this development
wouldn't degrade the level of service on State Road 64
[Manatee Avenue] when it was pointed out that the
level of service is F and can't get any lower. This is a
life-safety issue. We already have a traffic problem.
The island has to look at what is going to make it safe."
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Deja vu, again
Take a close look at the cartoon, please, taking note
of the date scribed by cartoonist Jack Egan.
Yes, it's 1977. That's when Islanders lost an attempt
to prevent development by former Senator Pat Neal on the
south side and banker Wilbur Boyd on the north side -
both projects long since completed.
At the very least, Islanders and others haven't given
up yet on stopping Arvida Corp.'s plans for high-rises on
the northern Perico shoreline opposite Holmes Beach and
A legal appeal has been filed by a group of individu-
als, most notably including Joan Perry of the cell-tower
opposition two years ago.
A letter of opposition is being directed to Manatee
County officials by Bradenton Beach as we write. Mayor
Gail Cole was before the county commission asking for their
help to stop the high-rise development Tuesday morning.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioners Dawn Baker and
Bemeitta Kays and Anna Maria City Commissioner Jay Hill
attended the Bradenton meeting where the council approved
the project in spite of strong protest.
But why so late? The time to voice opposition -
loudly was many weeks past.
As a matter of fact, everyone's collective develop-
ment antennae should have popped up last year when
Bradenton annexed the property from the county. We all
should have been asking: "What's the highest use the city
could allow on Perico?"
The answer from Bradenton's planning director,
Holmes Beach resident Jerry West, should have been
high-rise condos. Lots of 'em.
At that point, we all should have been busily lobby-
ing Bradenton's elected officials to institute height restric-
tions to protect the pristine shoreline and to increase den-
sity restrictions to limit the number of high-hazard zone
We should have been lobbying county and state officials
to include the Perico shoreline in the state's Conservation
and Recreational Lands purchase along with the area north
of the Manatee River to Port Manatee.
We should have done a lot and didn't.
Everyone we speak to on the streets is urging the in-
terested groups to join together to aggressively fight
They also want us to implore the three Island cities
and Holmes Beach, you're most affected and most
silent to come forward and vigorously protest the pro-
posed development on the grounds of the detrimental ef-
fect on public safety, hurricane evacuation, already exac-
erbated traffic problems, zoning incompatibility, environ-
mental issues ... whatever can be made a valid argument.
Get busy, Islanders. The clock is.ticking.
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Bridge, roundabout thoughts
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was ad-
dressed to Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole.
I read with interest an article concerning your
thoughts and the thoughts of Longboat Key Vice
Mayor John Redgrave on the bridge needed between
Coquina Beach and 53rd Avenue. I have the following
Bradenton Beach should remove the silly round-
about in the middle of town. Traffic would flow easier.
It seems no one knows the definition of the word
Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key should share
traffic control persons to control the lights at Gulf
Drive and Cortez Road.
Bradenton Beach should set a speed limit that is
uniform. Going through town there are three different
speed limits and inadequate posting.
Bradenton Beach should not allow drivers to take
the side roads through Coquina Beach parks.
The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization can do all the studies they wish, however,
common sense can explain some of the traffic prob-
lems. A new bridge would solve some of the existing
problems, but until such approval is given I feel
strongly about combining forces during the tourist sea-
son to help control the traffic dilemma.
Susan D. Fiore, Longboat Key
Perico Island action
produces shock, dismay
I was shocked and dismayed to read the headline
"Perico Project OK'd." I believe that most people left
the meeting because they honestly believed the vote
would be delayed and there would be further consid-
eration of the opposition.
The meeting started early with zoning discussions
of other projects. We were witnesses to a "civility"
presentation. No doubt they felt the opposition would
be nasty. Finally the presentation by Arvida began -
very professional, very slick. And all our fears were
Traffic? No problem! One extra exit and a traffic
Ecology? No problem! We'll save you some man-
Archaeological concerns? No problem! Not an ar-
tifact in sight.
Evacuation of Anna Maria Island in a hurricane?
No problem! Leave earlier next time.
Ten-story high rises? No problem! A lovely paint-
ing of a sailboat showed tiny buildings in the distance.
After a 1 1/2-hour lunch break the opposition was
allowed to speak. Many concerns were presented and
addressed by homeowners and civic leaders. All spoke
of their fears of traffic, ecology problems, evacuation,
water shortage, over-crowding of Island facilities, etc.
The majority of the audience left by late afternoon,
before the vote. How could they vote without some
time to reconsider all of our concerns'' Many of us
heard the date May 24 mentioned several times for a
further meeting and assumed wrongly that the vote
would be postponed until then.
What a waste!
Jean Tourt, Holmes Beach
Day of Prayer thanks
All Island Denominations once again wants to
thank Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and Skip
Nunn, of the city's public works department, for their
cooperation in making it possible for us to hold the
Island's World Day of Prayer around the flagpole at
Holmes Beach City Hall. Island pastors and the
weather cooperated to make it a meaningful experi-
ence. Thanks also to The Islander for providing pub-
Robert A. Meylan, President, AID
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'Clubhouse' on 75th street
is 'vehemently opposed'
EDITOR'S NOTE The following letter was
addressed to Mayor Carol Whitmore and the Holmes
Beach city commissioners:
Please understand that I am writing you as a rep-
resentative of a very large group of your constituents
who vehemently oppose the building of a "clubhouse"
on recreation zoned land at the 75th street location.
It is quite evident that significant efforts are being
made to bring pressure and convince our city officials they
will be forcing the applicant to endure extreme and unfair
hardships if they are not allowed to construct this "club-
house." This is not true and we believe you know this.
Please be aware the objectives and reasons given
in a letter from the applicant dated May 3, 2000, to
construct this building is very much in line with what
most of us want in our retirement. However, most
people don't have the resources to hire attorneys, archi-
tects, surveyors, etc., and charge them with the task of
finding a way to get it done without worries of cost or
caring of the sensitivities of others' rights and how this
could change how hundreds of citizens of Holmes
Beach have come to love and respect our open spaces
on the beachfront. We look to you, our elected officials,
to be strong leaders and to use good judgment repre-
senting us on matters such as these having forever last-
ing effects on the overall community.
This is an issue that certainly requires a proper time
period to review not only the interpretations of the code
today but thought must be given to future land use as
addressed in our comprehensive land use plan. This
plan gives us guidelines and direction toward achiev-
ing our future big picture of how our city will be 10 or
20 years from now.
The public has a right to fully understand what this
action means to them and to express their opinions.
Usually the procedure would be to present a site plan
prior to issuing a permit.
It seems that the procedure in this case is in reverse.
When we asked to see the site plan, there was none.
Please refer to our land use plan and rescind the
permit as well as rescind your letter to Dr. Muthu
Swami in Tallahassee (Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection). Dr. Swami has advised me since
there is such controversy, a letter from Holmes Beach
would put the state permit on hold. We believe this
would be a reasonable request, given the issue has so
many questions requiring answers which will require
time, research and legal opinions to enable you to ren-
der a fair decision which we can all live with.
We are looking forward to the next.meeting and are
hopeful that as this process progresses you will focus
on how we all want our city to be in the future.
A.P. Tripolino, representing Save Our Beach Rec-
reation Lands From Development Group
Privateers ship is part
of our Island's history
As mayor of Holmes Beach, I feel I need to inform
citizens that the city is not bending any law regarding
the Privateers' ship being brought back to the city.
The ship is part of the history of the entire Island
for over 20 years. The ship was parked in an empty lot
in Holmes Beach for 18 years until the previous mayor
forced it to be removed. The commission has tried to
bring the ship back for the Island youth for over four
years and finally succeeded.
As mayor, my goal has been to make this city a.
pleasant place to live and improved some areas of the
city aesthetically. This ship is part of the Island history.
In the past 20 years the Privateers have raised thou-
sands of dollars for our youth and been a part of the
I respect the comments that the city has received,
both negative and positive, regarding the Privateers
coming back to Holmes Beach. We need to remember
what this organization has done for all of our children
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Governments' records poor
where privacy concerned
I never appreciated the word "privacy" until I
moved to Anna Maria from Tampa in 1981.
In Tampa, "privacy" was taken for granted be-
cause it was never to my knowledge violated. No-
body from city government ever stuck their face up
to a window and peeked in. Nobody from city gov-
ernment ever came knocking looking for a down-
stairs bathroom. Nobody from city government ever
required a building permit to repair a broken board
on a step.
But in 1981 I started selling "privacy" and didn't
even really realize it at the time. I started selling
castles to people. You know, "A man's home is his
castle, inviolate to the snooping eyes of the govern-
Only trouble was, these Island castles were
mostly made of sand. And the government, made up
of idle hands, breached lots of these sand walls. And
not for the health, safety and welfare of the occu-
pant, either; they did it for the pure meanness of
spirit possessed by these government people. Power
Yet there appears a renaissance these days, a
new day dawning, so to speak. You see, I firmly
believe that for the first time since coming to this
Island 20 years ago that all three Island city govern-
ments are now possessed of most excellent mayors.
All governing at the same time.
Doug Dowling, Anna Maria
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Island cities formed over 32 years beginning in 1923
By Kent Chetlain
Special for The Islander
EDITOR'S NOTE: With Holmes Beach celebrat-
ing its 50th anniversary, it is interesting to recall the
circumstances leading to the formation of the city as
well as the other Island municipalities of Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key. The following
article detailing these events was written by Kent
Chetlain, formerly a Manatee Commissioner, 25 years
ago when he was a reporter and columnist for the
former Islander newspaper.
Just as Julius Caesar found ancient Gaul to be di-
vided into three parts, so too is Anna Maria Island,
being made up of the cities of Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach.
If you check the incorporation dates of the Anna
Maria Island's municipalities and that of neighboring
Longboat Key, you might conclude that civilization
reached these offshore keys by degrees from north to
south between 1923 to 1955.
Anna Maria was first, being incorporated during
the notorious Florida Land Boom on July 5, 1923.
Capt. W. "Mitch" Davis was selected as the first mayor
of Anna Maria City. Capt. Davis proved a stalwart fish-
erman and building contractor who constructed ma
of the Island's first homes and buildings, including t
Roser Memorial Church in Anna Maria.
Along with Mayor Davis, C.W. Bonham was elect
Vice Mayor and J. George Whitehead the first City Cle
It was also during this period that to the south famed c
cus impresario John Ringling was creating his Ringli:
Isles by buying up Sarasota's offshore islands Bir
Coon, Otter, Lido, St. Armands and the southern end
Longboat Key, which he would link to the mainland wi
his Ringling Causeway in 1925-26. Holmes Beach almc
became "Coquina Beach."
A momentous 27 years elapsed before the secoi
Island city emerged. The debilitating Great Depressi
and tragic World War II were history by the tin
Holmes Beach was born on that fateful night of Mar
13, 1950, in the cafeteria of the Island's new school. I
less than 62 of the 75 mid-Island residents attended th
incorporation meeting, and by a margin of 49 to
voted for incorporation with one woman abstaining
The really big issue next was selecting an appr
private name for the new town. Accepting nomination
from the floor it was finally narrowed down to between
"Coquina Beach" and "Holmes Beach," in honor of ti
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As everyone obviously knows, the majority voted
to name the new Island municipality Holmes Beach.
The Swedish-born Holmes first came to the Sunshine
State from Illinois as a building contractor during the
Florida Land Boom that followed World War I. He
worked with Northern Dredge & Dock Co., of Minne-
apolis, Minn., building seawalls for the emerging Davis
Islands project at the mouth of the Hillsborough River
in Tampa in 1924 and 1925.
And it was while in Tampa Holmes first discovered
Anna Maria Island.
Enamored with the tropical isle as so many have
PLEASE SEE HOLMES, NEXT PAGE
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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he NABA members will be selling engraved bricks for
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Anna.Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive.
The play depicts the development of Holmes
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been since, Holmes bought a lot in the Gulf View sub-
division of Anna Maria and built a home. Later Holmes
would be elected to the Anna Maria City Commission.
Halsey T. Tichenor first mayor
The group meeting at the Island school that same
night chose Halsey T. Tichenor Jr. as its first mayor and
elected five aldermen Frank Giles, John E. Holmes
Jr., John Miller, Oscar Russell and R. Maxwell Ingham
who, ironically, voted against the incorporation.
The original boundaries of Homes Beach extended
only from the present Anna Maria city limits down to
Cobb's Corner on 53nd Street (Gulf Drive) where the
Huth Insurance building is now located. All of this area,
which ultimately included Key Royale, a former man-
grove-mud flat known as School Key, was once a part of
the City of Anna Maria, but was de-annexed during the
Florida "Bust" following the "Boom" in 1929.
The last two offshore municipalities were quick to
organize in wake of the post-World War II boom and
its wave of Social Security pensioners that came pour-
ing into the south Suncoast following the completion
of the Sunshine Skyway in 1954.
In less than two years after Homes Beach was incor-
porated the next city to the south was organized as
Bradenton Beach. It was literally created out of E. P.
Green and Wyman's 1911 Cortez Beach subdivision, the
boundaries running from 27th Street north to 13th Street
South. With only freeholders, or property owners partici-
pating, Bradenton Beach's birth took place on Dec. 21,
1951, by a vote of 84 to 56. At the time the beaches to the
south and islets like Leffis or Coffee Key down to
Longboat Pass were not included in Bradenton Beach.
State Road Dept. pumped Coquina
Only after the State Road Department (today's
Florida Department of Transportation) pumped up
these islands and shoreline to creating today's Coquina
Beach in 1956-57, did Bradenton Beach annex the
beach all the way from 13th Street south down to
Longboat Pass. This turned out to be a political maneu-
ver by Bradenton Beach during the long, drawn-out
controversy and court battle between the county and
the heirs of the E. P. Green estate. It was eventually
settled when Manatee County bought the Green inter-
est in property and submerged lands for $376,000.
After conducting a contest to name the beach this
time Coquina Beach won out Manatee County con-
verted the mile-long stretch of shoreline into one of the
largest public beaches on the West Coast.
Bernard (Bernie) Wagaman was unanimously elected
Bradenton Beach's first Mayor, along with five city coun-
cilmen Leo English, Jim Montgomery, Al Gorsuch,
Percy Armstrong and Oscar A. Ritz. Charles Hess was
elected City Clerk and Leon Stafford the town Marshal.
The date of the successful incorporation vote, Dec.
21, 1951, is at variance with that of the date of 1953
found on the arm patches of Bradenton Beach police-
men. This must be due to the time lag between the town
vote and the passage of incorporation by the State Leg-
islature and the signature of the Governor.
Reaction to the 1951 vote was favorable in the col-
umns of Harry Varley's Islander newspaper as he wrote:
"... the town takes on a new dignity, new responsibilities,
and a more significant place in Manatee County.... Much
credit should go to all who worked for incorporation (and
to the opposition) for their interest in the community like
Charles Hess, Jack Jones and Bernie Wagaman, Joe
Frohock and many more in the Civic Club."
Longboat Key created despite split
Finally, across Longboat Pass the 10-mile-long
Longboat Key was incorporated as a town on Nov. 14,
1955, despite the fact that the north side of the key and
Town lies in Manatee County and the south half in
Sarasota County. This came about when Sarasota
THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 17, 2000 0 PAGE 9
County gained its independence from Manatee in 1921.
The boundary separating the two counties followed the
line dividing Townships 35 and 36 south of the Talla-
Remarkably, the vote of all but 12 of the 200
Longboat Key property owners was unanimous for
controllingg our own destiny" through incorporation.
The fateful vote was cast at a special meeting held at
the old fire house in the north end Longbeach Village.
Following the vote, Wilfred A. LePage was elected
the first Mayor as were nine Town Commissioners -
Herbert Field, Howard Ridyard, Floyd Scrivener, E. C.
Snyder, J. B. Strong, Jim Taylor, Gordon Whitney,
David Zimmerman and Joseph Zwick. Zimmerman
was then named president of the commission.
In addition, resident realtor Cecil H. Scholfield was
selected the Town Clerk, which in the beginning he
would operate out of his office on the corner of Broad-
way and Gulf of Mexico Drive in the Village. Glenn
Berry was appointed the Town Attorney while Edward
Eggers was named the Town's Marshal. Longboat Key
started without property taxes
In an unusual twist, to get things started each of
the officers of the Town donated $5 to the Town
treasury. Later the Town of Longboat Key raised
money to keep going by borrowing on its anticipated
franchise fee rebate from Florida Power & Light Co.
Aside from this, the Town's only revenue in those
days was its monthly cigarette tax rebate from the
state. There were no ad valorem, or property taxes
levied then. That was one of the inducements that
helped sell incorporation. But, alas, like, "Read my
lips," that too wouldn't last.
Thus, it took a span of 32 years between 1923 and
1955 before Anna Maria Island's three municipalities
and Longboat Key became fully incorporated.
The process was speedy in the end as all but Anna
Maria City were organized in the six years between
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Beach access meeting planned
May 17 in Holmes Beach
Development of recreational land along the beach
in Holmes Beach will be the topic of a meeting at 7
p.m. Wednesday, May 17.
"Save Our Beach Recreational Lands From De-
velopment Group" will discuss the beach accesses at
75th through 81st streets including the "Cabana
The public meeting will be held at Marina Bay
restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive.
For more information, call 778-5405 or 778-9590.
Vacation week drawing
by chamber next week
A week at the Tortuga Inn in Bradenton Beach will
go to the winner of a drawing at a joint business card
exchange for the Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key
chambers of commerce.
The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday,
May 24, at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Tickets for the drawing are still available at the
chamber offices, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or
by calling 778-1541, said the Anna Maria organization.
They are $5 each, three for $10.
The free week at the Tortuga, 1325 Gulf Drive,
will be at the winner's choice but will depend on avail-
ability of accommodations.
Top Manatee graduates
honored at beach bash Monday
The top 4 percent of Manatee County public
schools' graduating seniors will be recognized for their
achievements at a day at the beach Monday, May 22,
at the Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive,
The beach bash will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.,
with the Beach House providing food, refreshments,
beach location and volleyball. The Manatee County
Schools Foundation coordinates the event each year.
Details may be obtained at 741-7242.
Holmes Beach association
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet at
10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The meeting time is earlier than the group's normal
schedule, noted Sheila Hurst, but "there is a celebration
at city hall that same morning so come to the meet-
ing and then enjoy the city celebration just up the
street." Details may be obtained at 778-9529.
Mote to show resident turtles
Two stranded green turtles now "hospitalized"
long those whose care will be highlighted at a
am on "Sea Turtle Conservation and Aware-
iil. ," at Mote Marine Laboratory.
The green turtles are in the dolphin and whale
hospital at the laboratory, on City Island just off the
south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
One of the turtles, named TI, is being treated for
pneumonia and possible liver problems after having
been found near Tidy Island. Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch volunteers notified Mote rescuers of
the injured turtle.
The other, named Bebo, was entangled in the
rope of a diver's flag. The turtle is named after Port
Manatee's senior director of operations, Bebo Smith,
who found the turtle in trouble and brought it to
Mote for treatment.
The Mote program on turtles will be from 4 to 7
p.m. June 8, but registration is required and the event
may fill up fast, laboratory spokespersons said.
Deadline is June 6. Cost is $15 for Mote members,
$20 for non-members.
Participants may register or receive further in-
formation at 388-4441 or e-mail at
Scale back or indulge?
Barbara Douglas of Holmes Beach weighs in at
Publix supermarket with her six-month-old pet
cockatiel, "Bliss." The scale is a Publix trademark
and, believe it or not, a favorite pastime of custom-
ers. It's hard to pass up and it's a good gauge for
choosing tofu over cookies. Islander Photo: Edna
Center selling 23-foot boat to
This 23-foot boat had a good home but became an
orphan and now will wind up helping Island children.
It is a fiberglass outboard Robalo built by AMF
Slick Craft in 1978 and Joe and Anne Beverly of Anna
Maria City did a lot of fishing from it.
In 1998 they donated it to the City of Anna Maria,
which started making maintenance repairs. Then the
Manatee County Sheriff s Office expressed interest and
had some work done on it with a view to using it as a
Ultimately the sheriff's office decided against that
program and sent it back to Anna Maria, which then
gave it to the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The Center is selling the boat to the highest bidder
as of 9 a.m. Friday, May 19. Interested persons may see
the boat, its motor and trailer at the Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City, and bid on it in person or
by phone at 778-1908.
Proceeds will go to the Center's programs for the
Center summer camp's
registration under way
Registration is beginning for the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center's annual summer camp,
scheduled for June 12 to Aug. 9.
During the camp children may be dropped off as
early as 7 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m. at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The camp is for children kindergarten through fifth
grade. It includes field trips, arts and crafts, and sports
activities. The fee is $65 per child per week, and a $10
registration fee includes a T-shirt.
Details are available at 778-1908.
'Coffee and Conversation'
set for widowed persons
A "Coffee and Conversation Hour" is scheduled at
9 a.m. Monday, May 22, by the American Association
of Retired Persons Widowed Persons Service on Anna
The event will be at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. De-
tails are available at 778-1908. .
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Copeland displays art at FSU museum
Layla Copeland welcomed parents Doug and Pat Copeland, of Anna Maria, to the opening reception for her senior
art exhibit at Florida State University's Museum of Fine Arts. Copeland displayed 10 viscosity prints. In addition,
she displayed a performance piece "Latin diva Fefe Rodriguez's Tips on How to Get a Man," which ran continu-
ously throughout the show, and an installation piece "Fefe's Vanity of Vanity." Islander Photo: Carrie Price
Small Business Week
coming to Longboat Key
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce -will
note its seventh annual Small Business Week next
week, capping the observance with an awards breakfast
Thursday. The week's program:
Monday, May 22 "Chamber showcase," table-
top display at the Plaza Steakhouse and Wine Cellar,
525 Bay Isles Pkwy., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday- "The Simple Principles of Marketing"
seminar, 8 to 9:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites,
4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Wednesday "Why Everyone Needs a Web Site"
seminar, 8:30 a.m. at chamber office, 6854 Gulf of
Mexico Drive. "Success" Seminar, noon, Holiday Inn.
"Business After Hours" networking session with Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5:30 p.m. at
Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria City.
Thursday -Rookie Small Business Persons of the
Year awards breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Chart House restau-
rant, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
'Nooner' planned Wednesday
by Longboat chamber
A "nooner" networking luncheon will be spon-
sored by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, May 17, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Buccaneer.Inn, 595 Dream Island Road. Informa-
tion may be obtained and reservations made for the $10
luncheon at 387-9519.
Ready for party
These baby doves will be among guests of honor at
the annual Baby Bird Shower from 1 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctu-
ary on City Island, off the south ramp of the New
Pass Bridge. Guests at the public event may bring
gifts appropriate for young birds. Details are
available at 388-4444.
French translator needed
for gifts to museum
A Canadian author has given the Island's his-
torical museum copies of his three books inspired by
Anna Maria Island, and a translator is being sought.
The books are by Pierre Chatillon of St.
Gregoire and they are in French. He presented them
to the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, where they may be
seen now and read by French readers. Others will
await a translation into English.
The first book is "La Mort Rousse," written
while Chatillon stayed on Gladiolus Street in Anna
Maria in 1974. It has been republished three times
and was a finalist in the Great France-Canada Prize
of 1975. It is the story of an aging painter who
dreams of starting life anew on the Island.
The second, "L'Enfance Est Une Ile" (Child-
hood on an Island), is a collection of short stories
published in 1997.
While the author was on the Island again during
the past winter he wrote a book of poetry, "The Book
of Light," inspired by the sea and flowers of Anna
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday. Thursday and Saturday. It will be
closed this Saturday, May 20, while the society helps
Holmes Beach celebrate its 50th birthday.
Caregiver Support Group
will meet on Friday
The Caregiver Support Group will meet from 1 to 2
p.m. Friday, May 19, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
A part of Neighborly Senior Services of Mana-
tee County, it is open to all family caregivers of
adults with memory loss or chronic health problems.
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Birdie Tebbetts baseball memorabilia revealed
By David Futch
The late Birdie Tebbetts of Anna Maria left a
legacy of baseball memorabilia behind when he passed
away last year.
His extensive collection of World Series rings, au-
tographs, balls, bats, uniforms, pictures, pins and even
team luggage is on the auction block, drawing interest
from collectors.around the world.
Mastro Fine Sports Auctions, the leader in rare
sports collectibles, set aside 16 pages in its catalog to
display what it calls the "Birdie Tebbetts' Collection."
The career's worth of baseball memorabilia con-
tains 101 packaged lots with hundreds of items within
some of the lots.
And are these ever "items." Most of the stuff is in
excellent to mint condition.
For example, there are two World Series rings he
won as a scout for the 1977 and 1978 New York Yan-
kees. There's a 1976 Yankees American League cham-
pionship ring and his 1997 Florida Marlins World
Championship ring the first ever offered for sale -
he won as the team's first year master scout.
The minimum bid for the 1997 Marlins rings was
$2,500. As of May 16, the bid had reached $7,321 with
two days to go in the sale. It was expected to top out
at $10,000 before the sale ends Thursday, May 18.
The 1977 Yankees ring "by far the most desir-
able modern era award," according to the catalog is
expected to go for between $15,000-$20,000, said Bill
Mastro. It was at $8,860 on Tuesday morning, May 16.
There are 70 different lots of autographed baseballs
in the collection. Most are in mint to near-mint condi-
tion and retain their original creamy to white color.
A Ty Cobb autographed Hall of Fame baseball was
priced at $3,425 at presstime and a set of five boxed,
autographed 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates balls was going
There are Tebbetts uniforms from all three teams
he played for, a 1950s Reds satin warmup jacket in
mint condition, experimental caps, Adirondack "speed
bats" that still work (Mastro experts said they'd never
seen these before), team luggage in excellent condition
from stints with the Yankees, Indians and Orioles, a
1940 American League Champion Detroit Tigers sil-
ver tray engraved with the facsimile signatures of his
35 teammates and coaches, Tebbetts personal auto-
graph album and on and on and on.
Tebbetts' daughter Susan Mitchell said she and sis-
ters Pat and Betty and brother George were astounded
when they finally got together to access the collection
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"Dad talked about this auction for a long time and
was proud of what he'd gathered and preserved. I think
this auction of "The Collection" would have made him
happy," Mitchell said.
After graduating from college, Tebbetts joined the
1934 Detroit Tigers as a catcher, replacing the legend-
ary Mickey Cochrane behind the plate.
He played 16 seasons with the Tigers, Boston Red
Sox and Cleveland Indians. Even then Tebbetts knew
the value of autographed baseballs and had the fore-
sight to get fellow major leaguers to sign balls, photo-
graphs and uniforms, as well as World Series ticket
The balls include ones signed by the entire 1956
New York Yankees world champions including
Mantle,-Berra, Rizzuto, Martin, Moose Skowron and
Other team-signed baseballs include those from the
1956 Brooklyn Dodgers another from the 1957 Bums,
a 1957 New York Giants (their last year in the Big
Apple), a Ty Cobb autographed Hall of Fame baseball
featuring such other players as George Sisler, Dizzy
Dean, Ted Williams, Pie Tra'ynor, Paul Waner, Nellie
Fox, Joe Cronin, Stan Musial, Bob Feller, Warren
Spahn and Gabby Hartnett.
And my favorite, a 1960 shot-heard-round-the-
world Pittsburgh Pirates world championship team
baseball with signatures of Roberto Clemente, Bill
Mazeroski, Virgil Trucks, Elroy Face, league MVP
Dick Groat and on and on.
A key photograph in the collection is of Roger
Maris hitting his 61st homerun. It is signed, "To
George Jr., My Best Wishes Always, Roger Maris."
The collection holds jumbo team pictures measur-
ing 16 by 20 inches. There's an enormous collection of
publications dating from 1940 to the 1960s, including
1,400 media guides, magazines, spring training pro-
grams and on and on and on.
Tebbetts was the pack rat of baseball players. He
also was Ted Williams' best friend and until Birdie
died in March 1999 at age 86, the two talked on the
phone three or four times a week. When Birdie was on
his death bed and Williams couldn't get in touch, Wil-
liams called his daughter to "Find Birdie and don't
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County still looking at Cortez land acquisition
By Jim Hanson
Thwarted from buying waterfront for the old
Cortez school, Manatee County is looking into ways to
acquire the whole 90 acres that include the shoreline.
When the county and state were negotiating to
acquire jointly the historic Cortez schoolhouse, they
hoped to buy a few acres of the "Shewe property"
next door for access to Anna Maria Sound.
The tract lies south of Cortez Road and runs to
the water just east of the village of Cortez. Its south-
west corner is adjacent to the school.
The school is now in county hands, helped by a
$390,000 grant from the Florida Communities Trust
added to the county's $100,000. That includes
money to repair the 1912-built building and bring it
up to code requirements.
The Shewe property is part of the estate of Rob-
ert Shewe, Florida land investor who died a few
years ago in Illinois. In addition to its long water-
front, it has substantial uplands in an area that is in-
creasingly attractive to developers.
Charles Hunsicker, county ecosystems adminis-
trator who handled the school purchase, said the land
"would support development" and is rare and valu-
able habitat for wildlife.
Negotiations to buy the piece of waterfront for
school access broke down over price, with the
Shewe estate asking far more per acre than the
county could justify paying, Hunsicker said.
But "I won't say the land can't be in the future
for the county," he said. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service and other federal agencies and the state are
looking to assemble "great acquisitions" of suitable
properties, said Hunsicker, and "this one would be
a prime candidate."
In public hands, exotic plant species such as
Australian pine and Brazilian pepper would be sup-
pressed and the entire tract would become a pro-
tected wildlife habitat.
Retreat on Island
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Dr. Sidney G. Bailey
Sidney G. Bailey, M.D., FACS, 90, of Holmes Beach,
died May 1.1 in Freedom Village Nursing Center.
Bor in Iowa City, Iowa, Dr. Bailey came to Mana-
tee. County from Rock Island, Ill., in 1980. He was an or-
thopedic surgeon for 65 years in Hot Springs, S.D., and
Rock Island. He was a member of Church of the Annun-
ciation, Holmes Beach, serving on the vestry and in the
choir. He was a Mason, an Elk and a Master Gardener.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the
church Garden Memorial Fund. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Fay of Bradenton; daughters
Carol Straw of Kalamazoo, Mich., Barbara Spence of
Langley, Wash., and Katherine Cherry of Portland, Ore.;
sons Robert of Bellevue, Wash., and William of Rock
Island; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
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William S. 'Bill' Hoy
William S. "Bill" Hoy, 80, of Bradenton, died May
15 in Freedom Village.
Born in Hershey, Pa., Mr. Hoy came to Manatee
County from Silver Springs, Md., in 1986. He was a
retired architect. He was a member of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church and Christ Episcopal Church. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday,
May 18, at Freedom Village Auditorium, 6501 17th
Ave. W., Bradenton. Burial will be in Hershey Cem-
etery in Hershey. Memorial contributions may be made
to Hospice of Southwest Florida. 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Toale Brothers Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Virginia B.; son Stephen W.
of Harrisburg, Pa.; brother Robert S. of Hershey; and
Opal Fern Schwyn
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Ruth Ann White
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Born in Peoria, Ill., Mrs. White came to Manatee
County from Dunedin in 1992. She was a homemaker.
She was a Protestant.
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Anna Maria commission serves up plateful of topics
By Susan K. Kesselring
While much attention in Anna Maria centers on the
city pier, other issues have been placed on the back
An April 26 commission meeting began with offer-
ing "credit where credit's due."
Saying he rarely gets a thank you in his line of
work, Bob Hendrickson, the city's former attorney,
graciously accepted the thanks on behalf of the com-
mission for his 12 years of service. A resolution was
drafted recognizing Hendrickson and his law firm.
Other issues discussed:'
"Dangling," Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said, is the
issue of the community development block grant received
for drainage improvements along Spring, Palm, Hardin
Avenues and Rose Street. The project was halted in De-
cember by the former administration. Deffenbaugh had a
~ujministrative meeting May 8 with staff, city attorney,
..ditor and grant writer to become better acquainted with
the issues concerning the project.
"We're working and moving ahead, but we don't
yet have a conclusion." the mayor said.
Driveways along Spring and Hardin avenues need
to be repaired and the commission is considering fill-
ing in ditches along Spring Avenue with a French drain
system. The pipes laid along Palm Avenue need to be
either buried or removed.
The grant writer, Betty Jordan of Jordan & Associ-
ates, said the grant was approved as amended, but the
money can only be used for Spring Avenue. The city is re-
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sponsible for work done in other service areas. The engi-
neer estimated it would cost the city $89,000 to return to
normal, Palm and Hardin Avenues and Rose Street. A
balance of $137,386.60 is remaining in the CDBG flood
and drainage account for use along Spring Avenue. At this
time, Deffenbaugh doesn't have an estimate of what it will
cost to fill in the ditches on Spring Avenue.
Anne Beck, the city's public works director, said
city workers will begin trimming the rights of way
starting from the south end of the city and working
north. She said property owners who prefer to do the
work themselves are welcome to do so, but should con-
tact the city beforehand. Beck said her crew will be
trimming along the alleyways to allow for vehicle
clearance as well as clearing city swales.
Ralph Russell, owner of Rotten Raiph's Waterfront
Restaurant, stated it would be an appropriate time to
bring up the still unresolved issue on the 800 block of
South Bay Boulevard. Russell has taken issue with a
homeowner who has planted foliage and placed potted
plants on the right of way to discourage cars from park-
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Deffenbaugh apologized for his lack of attention to
the matter, saying hopefully the parking committee will
shed some light on the issue. He vowed not to let the
ball drop on the subject.
The city is looking to fill a code enforcement
board vacancy. Residents are also encouraged to sit on
a citizen advisory committee and be responsible for
representing city interests in conjunction with the Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization's five-year, capital-
Commissioners spent a great deal of time discuss-
ing a "party permit." Deffenbaugh is trying to accom-
modate organizers of last year's fall celebration. They
are seeking to hold the block party again along Pine
Avenue, but presently there isn't a city ordinance in
place that allows for the selling of alcohol within city
limits for special events.
City Attorney. Jim Dye was directed to draft a spe-
cial-use permit which will allow for the sale of alcohol
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PAGE 16 N MAY 17, 2000 T THE ISLANDER
First turtles of season hit beach up, down Island
By Jim Hanson
The Island's first sea turtle nests of the 2000 sea-
son have been dug and filled by mother loggerheads,
but their offspring's lives are already threatened by
Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for turtle
preservation on Anna Maria Island, said there were
four nests at midweek, one at Bean Point at the north
end of the Island, one near the public beach at mid-Is-
land, and two at Coquina Beach to the south.
There were an equal number of false crawls, tracks
of four other turtles that came up the beach and
changed their minds, returning to the Gulf of Mexico
Mature sea turtles return to the beach of their birth
to do their share of nesting. With their flippers, they
scoop out a deep hole, deposit about 100 eggs the size
of pingpong balls, and cover them to let the sun and
sand incubate their young.
One night a couple of months later the babies crack
out of their shells, dig up through the sand and head for
the sea, guided by the twinkle of lights on the horizon.
That's what nature intends, anyway. Often lights
inland attract the babies to their death as they dehydrate
tangled in brush, are crushed by traffic or end up in
A long crawl for
good turtle lights
By Jim Hanson
Some powerful entities and some strong people are
very serious about street lights that protect both turtles
and humans, but their long effort is going to get longer.
Florida Power & Light, for one, has been develop-
ing and testing lights at Bradenton Beach, and will do
a lot more, said the company's government accounts
manager here, Don Sayre.
Mote Marine Laboratory, for another, along with
Florida Atlantic University, is deep into research into
lenses that light the streets for human safety but don't
lure sea turtles inshore to their death, said Mote's Jerris
The Florida Department of Transportation is in the
act, too, for it has to light state roads and highways that
run along turtle hatching beaches such as Bradenton
Beach and Longboat Key's Bayport area.
Still, "the best we've come up with to date is turn
off the lights or cut wattage and shield them. We even
plant shrubs" as a barrier between lights and beach,
Mote's Foote said.
Sea turtle hatchlings instinctively head from egg to
the Gulf of Mexico, guided by the sea's lighter aura.
They are frequently attracted inshore by stronger lights
there, and die under cars or are entrapped in brush or
grass where they dehydrate, or they wind up in the
stomachs of predators.
FPL manufacturers have developed some lenses and
shields that seem promising but turned out to be limited,
said Sayre, and "there doesn't seem to be a single solution
turtles head "'
toward the light
from the Gulf
to sea after
and end up on.
the beach too
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Despite a strong campaign to convince residents
and businesses to shield lights from the beach or turn
them off, Fox said she "read The Islander on the
beach by lights behind Coconuts Beach Resort" at
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journey to the Gulf.
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possible nests and
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reminder at the front door or in the kitchen wherever it will be noticable that lights
near the beach must be tumed out or shielded from May to October. Just tape this cut-out
light switch cover and post it. This is your chance to contribute to helping an
endangered species and just maybe the hatchlings you save will return to
your beach sometime during the next 100 years to nestl
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for all locations and all turtles," Sayre said.
The biggest test so far is at the S curve south of
Bradenton Beach, where four lenses were tested late in
the nesting season last fall and will be tested further this
season. Sea turtle nesting starts about May and ends in
They are, "shall we say, not a total success," said
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and cover them
to let the sun and
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"Then I walked down a block to the Nautilus con-
dominiums at 72nd Street, and it was almost the same.
"Coconuts has tried very hard, but they haven't
managed to shield the lights properly yet. Others don't
even seem to be trying."
That's why she intends to meet next week with
officials of the three Island cities, especially their code
enforcement officers, to "see what we're missing and
how we can get those lights off the beach. People know
the rules by now, they just have to follow them."
Fox hopes to train police officers so they know
what to do when they find turtle-affecting problems at
Manatee County crews are at Coquina Beach this
week replacing bright lights at the bath houses, Fox
said, and illuminated soft drink machines there will be
Another problem cropping up for turtles is garbage
on the beach, she said. She's found plastics, soda
straws, lids, monofilament fishing line all attractive
and deadly to sea turtles.
Fishing line is what cost Anna the leatherback a
flipper, she noted. The thrice-stranded sea giant came
ashore at Holmes Beach with a flipper so damaged by
line that amputation was necessary.
The 850-pound turtle is at Clearwater Marine
Aquarium, where she was put into a large tank this
week. She nearly hurt herself smashing into its sides,
so she's back in her original, smaller tank where biolo-
gist Glenn Harman said she had stopped eating.
She had been doing well and gaining weight on
squid, he said, a change from her normal diet of jelly-
fish. "It means she's not happy," said Fox.
Foote. But "they're a lot better than nothing," said Suzi
Fox, who holds the state turtle preservation permit for
Anna Maria Island.
Those lights are flat-bottomed, Sayre said, and
designed to cut the light wave-length that attracts
turtles. Shields can keep light from beaches, but if they
are too big they blow off and just make things worse.
"There are a variety of lights and shields that sev-
eral researchers and manufacturers are working on," he
said. "But they aren't available to customers yet."
Meetings continue to explore possibilities, most
recently on the Siesta Key public beach and at Holmes
Beach City Hall.
"It's partly up to the cities, too," Sayre noted. "FPL
owns the lights but we work at the request of the cit-
ies. They have to tell us."
Fox agreed. "It's up to the cities, but they say
they're waiting for DOT to OK a lens that works."
Disorientation of sea turtles continues, though it
may be decreasing as barrier island dwellers darken the
sea sides of their houses and condos. Even if a perfect
solution is found for the Gulf beaches, so far tests have
involved only loggerhead and green turtles, Foote said.
Other turtles haven't been considered thus far.
Lights affect not only turtles but migratory birds
and now even astronomers, said Foote. "An organiza-
tion named the Night Sky Association is getting in-
volved, for upward reflection of lights interferes with
observation of the skies."
a t .- I W -.
Terry (Jo Kendall) and Marty (Gabe Simches) reminisce over cocktails with Phil
(Barry Lessinger) and his wife Rene (Georgette Thomas) as Raziel (Richard
Garcia) tends to their whims in "After-Play." Islander Photo: David Futch
'After.Play' goes over in
funny, heartbreaking way
By David Futch
Two middle-aged couples meet at
a chic New York restaurant after the
theater in "After-Play" and spend an
evening doing what people do when
they go out to dinner.
They expostulate about how life
turned out for them while interspers-
ing the conversation with some of
their mnol joN'Otlus momenCIlts.
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ithr ,11 tIn .; tillk o i c.it I I Ol II l I 'I t
I 1W 11 o f lltI 1 I 11 Ill c Itc11i Ill 10ll lh
thi ir point i 'm .v., 1'*, t dilll i n i t,
Vicril.: it) lir al11 flic t i( I I lm;til i I;c llIl
t l: pi ll] it o 'l \V i t ItpiO l i h
SO E' i. dI l I Illi 'i lii e', ,t1" q'ili
hb.il.iit'd bVy -.Oun ;l o lid onli- lnicci,
ftn iii t he plie y' i ltnu A ni Ni M a-l;i.
the bIl iti' iln l lhi t'oifIdv at in
Siiller and Mlein,,
D director i: ,10i l I I i..- ,- i ls.id 1(o1
i i\~ ~-'' .* ,ii,- 1. p 12 i pr If ieftNi t I i CII0 11 be
dilfi .iilt to col ivinc lw ctolo s thnt
H" i l'l|'|i|ii-- Oi l]i c-i -- ,r ill fin u l. l ,' *
IS iccth'i l to iit. tIIC- 'es The COn\'tO Ms;
ion tl111i he like coCt rs I itti ,
lhivs v A;\ a good c.it to pull this
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m Cho C d... .,
Mt rtV 1' .i4;un ;t \ e is 'hoi cc t'r Ins pnl,
Hie iend.l joki 1 1. ", iii. x itld uonn-cits o(f
seCet ing ., iiA '* ili*
Jo KendLill pfln- s MNl ti 'st pie \
c f"i refr .I \ oiWiMI-i h\ if 1 hci o N\ t
11,1s is lRentc .iun 3 is n 'ii Cdil t10 Phil,
> lisTe b -, B;h \^ l .: I: ,
6il o (the it h lCtlst \l d Oi -t'. 11 l .iitl"n (tike'
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ii n ,. ... .um'dci, ti i l _,h e i ciic; o1 hr
4r ,"01c > J '.,hr i -.i" ; i, 0
says it's Meara's words that make the
She had nothing but praise for
Meara's stellar writing. We also have
praise for Elfenbein, who was the per-
fect choice to direct this play. Like
Meara, she hails from "the city" and
knows this restaurant scene is the way
it is when people go out.
Richard Garcia p las Raiziel, the
\\'aillr who \ :lV0 rs to i p;'.Iy of fouir aUni
lil'ir whimsi. \ m\li cti' their n 'd., there
i:; .i. .cl. Ih cl iniul cd mIc I \f 'il,
\Vw illi II!' hillr'! ii Iii i'i;l !cs'i; alllr;1tll 11i
Il I \pl. I iw this pI l:.vI ci'V. :'i I l of
lih I v fvc' I I wolknliw al ite 1 islro
IN din. AnII IIa 1,11, Ill ihclin
::n[. "Sine is | n b mo|i it ha ln a funny
ldv, In 'I A llcr Play;v' ishc sllows us t 1
Inll' n: I-' o 1 h1 r 1 I illt III[S ;11Ll 'lesp
sihilillcS lihc is obsi v\';lnl 110(o onlv of
Ithc coulledlc t life, but of ilts sorows
.i'; wc'll. Alud ol life's all too .\' ll pias
sagt ;il h'ifrir sl(a ,
Si i. tII );I play of multiple
i,-..ii'. is ili ,lost s difficilu hi SULM
|n1n t, up lh IlIcallill" of one's life.
This p Y minlkes IInl tmclilpl 1 il ;lll nid
ill ifo IJn ihili an111 l lit)V ;lli pailtl ill
. *. it in ft'ic ,"
i I1 I S" s l sIIpIise within tle pla\y
thi ti solic lhle t .tc>Y.o nCl'S ', l,". ,'' il .
idil'l eCt untll the 1i d un111til
soim o t'1e 1ippcd ti ciii offtt IIr the cii'
It's t sci.ct .idt I'm ii o telliiiii.
''hec iiiic idocs o d himns .iit'in' oi\i-
Ot'ls 1 i6l )otlI'(r citcd ill,. so look outil
f1o1i i hV i ic i', iii.
i i .1\', .1 15kc'l II, I ops tidlJ sc'i
thc\ us :ll :ISLIIki P'.l\eCIs ih .eitcr,.
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;.,> l.'u'k Ab\l'i" s hIn e tluc f So' sicoI -
s ci s:.ion '.,it "to ..
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Anna Maria City
May 6, disorderly conduct, assault
on law enforcement officer, 100 block
Spring Avenue. Officer responded to
the parking lot of the Sandbar regarding
a disturbance involving juveniles. The
officer discovered one of the juveniles
was a runaway and he called the parent.
When the mother arrived, the juvenile
started screaming and yelling, and at
one point raised her arm and purse as if
to hit the officer. The juvenile was ar-
rested and taken to juvenile detention
May 11, criminal mischief, 8600
block Gulf Drive. Check of Island Bap-
tist Church revealed broken windows,
but no one inside. Nothing missing, ac-
cording to church personnel.
May 4, reckless driving, resisting
without violence, assault, traffic cita-
tions for running a stop sign and a traf-
fic light. 43rd Street West and 21st Av-
An off-duty Bradenton Beach po-
lice officer saw a Ford Mustang nearly
hit his car, causing him to take evasive
action. The officer was able to follow
the Mustang and reported that the driver
was driving erratically, slowing down
and speeding up, weaving side to side
and making numerous hand gestures at
According to the officer, the driver
of the Mustang stopped his car at a traf-
fic signal that was green, got out of his
car and approached the officer and was
yelling obscenities. The officer showed
the driver his badge and identification
and told him he needed to move his car.
When the officer told the driver to
pull into the parking lot of Jessie P.
Miller School, instead he ran a red light
and drove to what turned out to be his
residence. The off-duty officer called
Manatee County Sheriff's Office for
backup and while waiting was threat-
ened several more times by the Mus-
Police identified the driver of the
Mustang as Walter J. Billingham, 707
50th St. Court W., Bradenton.
May 4, recovered missing person,
100 block Bridge Street.
May 6, operating vehicle with ex-
pired license, violation of probation,
27th Street North, Holmes Beach. Sub-
ject arrested for driving with a license
that had been expired since 1993. He
also was charged with violation of pro-
bation on a previous DUI charge.
May 6, drivers license violation,
500 block Key Royale Drive. Citation
issued to man whose drivers license
stipulates he can only drive for business
May 7, found property, 5400 block
Holmes Boulevard. Bicycle.
May 8, criminal mischief, vandal-
ism, 3000 block Gulf Drive. A clerk at
the Citgo reported a man threw a bag of
ice in the toilet and tore the toilet paper
dispenser from the wall. The subject was
found, but denied committing the crime.
A capias was requested.
May 9, found property, 5300 block
of Gulf Drive. An employee at Touch of
Class dry cleaners reported she found a
bicycle outside the business two weeks
ago and turned it into the police.
May 9, fraud, 4200 block of Gulf
Drive. A man reported he gave a woman
who worked for him his credit card
number. The woman told the man she
wanted to buy a plane ticket for her son
to fly from New Jersey to Seattle. When
the man received his statement, the
plane ticket was not billed, but other
charges of almost $1,000 were made
and he said he did not make the pur-
chases listed on his statement. Some
were for groceries and others were from
a place called Bed, Bath and Beyond in
New Jersey. No arrests have been made.
May 9, watering violations, Key
Royale. The following residences re-
portedly watered lawns on this date in
violation of water restrictions: 605 Key
Royale Dr., 539 Key Royale Dr., 611
Dundee Lane, 613 Dundee Lane, 615
Dundee Lane and 617 Dundee Lane.
May 10, theft, 500 block of 69th
Street. A video camera was reported
missing or stolen. Workers had been in
the home prior to the camera coming up
First of thousands
Du Wayne Dzibinski of Holmes Beach gets the first of new Vessel Safety
Check decalsfrom Raymond Paysour, commander of Flotilla 81 of the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary. The new VSC program replaces the Courtesy Marine
Examination, and its decal may be issued by examiners of the auxiliary or the
U.S. Power Squadron. Details are available at 778-2495. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Judy Dzibinski
THE ISLANDER E MAY 17, 2000 0 PAGE 19
: Assistant Fire
L Marshal Kurt
S. with Logan, a
'.4: .- i yellow Labra-
,W and Missy, a
found last year
... ;". ."..: ,Photo: Pat
Fire marshal rescues
another dog for arson training
By Pat Copeland
Making an impact on the fight
against arson is a personal mission for
Assistant Fire Marshal Kurt Lathrop of
the merging Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Once again Lathrop has rescued a
dog from Bishop Animal Shelter and
sent it to Illinois to begin training as an
arson dog. Lathrop makes regular
rounds at the shelter, keeping an eye out
for special dogs.
S"The Illinois State Fire Marshal's
Office called me'and asked if I could
send them a dog," Lathrop explained. "I
found Shadow, an 8-month-old, male
black Labrador retriever and arranged
for him to hitch a ride aboard a truck
headed for Illinois."
Shadow will participate in prelimi-
nary training in Illinois and them be sent
to Accelerant Detecting School at the
Criminal Justice Academy in Alford,
Maine, for training. Shadow will gradu-
ate as a certified police dog, which
makes it a felony to harm him. Then
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Last year, Lathrop rescued two
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"Logan, a two-year-old male, is
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Lathrop and his arson dog, Penny,
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Haley's rallies for regular-season
Little League championship
Haley's Motel won the regular season champion-
ship in come-from-behind style by rallying for a 17-12
victory May 11 over arch-rival Bali Hai Resort.
Michael Wallen came out from behind the plate to
take the pitcher's mound. He pitched Haley's out.of a
jam in the fifth and sixth innings and got the win in his
only performance of the year.
As a catcher, Haley's coaches knew Wallen had a
gun for an arm and decided to bring him in and take the
chance he could mow down Bali Hai.
Wallen did, striking out five in one and two-thirds
innings and giving up one meaningless earned run on
a single by Sean Pittman and Lorenzo Rivera's double
Wallen had a single, a sacrifice that brought in two
runs, two walks and three runs scored in the makeup
rainout of a March 16 game.
Haley's Motel and West Manatee Fire District fin-
ished with identical 11-7 records but Haley's was
named champ because Haley's beat WMFD four times
to WMFD's two wins over Haley's. Bail Hai was third
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Haley's was trailing 10-3 in the top of the fourth
with the bases loaded March 16 when the rain came.
The game resumed Thursday night and Haley's
Kyle Schweitzer, who won the league batting title by
hitting .520, doubled home two runs.
Celebration night, come on
The Haley's Motel team celebrates just after clinching the regular-season championship of the Anna Maria
Island Little League May 11 by beating Bali Hai Resort 17-12. Islander Photo: David Futch
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also lead the league in RBIs by knocking in 26 runners
in 44 at bats in 18 games. Anthony Rosas of WMFD
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came in second in batting with a .463 average.
In the bottom of the fourth, Faasse walked two,
struck out a batter then loaded the bases before he
struck out the last two batters to end the threat.
Bali Hai pitcher Joey Mattay got the batters on
three easy grounders in the fifth and then led off the
bottom of the fifth with a long triple down the right
field line that went into the corner. He scored on a
single up the middle by Tim Bouziane.
Then Haley's manager Evan Bordes and coaches
Jim Pritchard and Brad Lisk decided to put Wallen on
the mound. He walked the first two batters then settled
and struck out the next two with the bases loaded.
In the top of the sixth, Haley's put on a rally as
good as any you've ever seen. They scored 10 runs on
two hits, nine walks, a sacrifice and a hit batsman.
Schweitzer led off with a Texas-leaguer single to
left, walks to Wallen, Faasse and Matt Bobo brought
home Schweitzer. Mattay beared down and struck out
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Pritchard walked to bring in Bobo and tie the game 11
Haley's wasn't through. Schweitzer singled for a
second time in the sixth inning and Pelkey scored.
Wallen sacrificed home two more runs, Faasse walked
for the second time in the sixth.
Bobo took a pitch for the team. Two more walks
to Kevin Kirn and Brad Bryant and Haley's almost put
the game out of reach at 17-11.
Island Storm takes first-round game
The Anna Maria Island Storm took a 13-6 victory
over Manatee East No. 1 in the Manasota Junior
League Mid-season championship for 13-14 year olds
at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota.
Taylor Manning got the win in relief of Peter
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Dustin Cole, Bobby Gibbons and Brandon Roberts.
Chase Parker and Manning each contributed two hits.
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The win took them into round 2 of the tournament
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
batter hit a ball back through Manning's legs and Gib-
bons playing second made a diving stop and tossed to
shortstop Chris Nelson for the force to end the threat.
In the seventh with the bases loaded and one out,
the game ended on a double-play Gibbons to Nelson to
Dowling. It was sweet and brought a standing ovation
from the crowd.
Another fine defensive play came in the fourth when
Manatee East attempted a double-steal with two outs.
With a man on first and third, the runner at first got
caught leaning and Manning fired to Dowling who tangled
with the runner. The runner at third breaks for home and
Manning retrieves the ball, fires to catcher Mario Torres
who blocks the plate and gets the third out.
Island Girls basketball team wins title
The Island Girls age 11-13 basketball team won the
regular spring season championship at G.T. Bray Park,
posting an 7-1 record.'
Island Girls lost a nail-biter 30-28 to the Golden Girls
in the championship tournament that ended the season
The Golden Girls of Bradenton scored on a jump
shot with less than 30 seconds and Island Girls had
some time to tie it but couldn't score on two late shots.
The team was coached by Andy Price and included
players Ryane Carden, Julianna Finney, Trisha Hasara,
Susanna VanAndel, Jennifer Howard, Lauren Bucci,
Amber Sackett, Whitney Price, Courtney Taylor and
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The league is open to boys and girls age five
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Major League Championship games at 7 p.m.
May 19 Round 1 winner (Kiwanis vs. Bali Hai)
May 23 Round 2 winner vs. Haley's Motel -
May 27 Championship game should Round 2
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May 31 All-Star Game at 7 p.m.
June 1 Awards Ceremony in Center gym at
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AAA League Championship games at 6 p.m.
May 17 Quality Builders vs. Bistros
May 21 Round 1 winner (Quality Builders vs.
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May 28 Championship game should Round 2
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May 30 All-Star Game at 7 p.m.
June 1 Awards Ceremony at Center at 6:30 p.m.
AA League Championship games
May 17 Round 1 winner (Sandbar vs. Bridge
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May 20 Second round championship game at 4
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Final Little League standings
Haley's wins season championship by virtue of a 4-2
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Haley's Motel 11-7
Bali Hai 10-8
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afford to go to tennis camp," Bollettieri said. "This is
a chance to give boys and girls an experience they will
remember the rest of their lives."
"Fun for Kids" tennis camps are scheduled to run
from June 12 through Aug. 18 with about 40 children
ages 10 through 13 attending each two-week camp.
Camp sessions consist of instructions and drills, lunch,
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Little League season-ending
batting averages (.300-plus)
K. Schweitzer, Haley's .520
Cramer, WMFD .463
Faasse, Haley's .454
Rosas, WMFD .428
Pittman, Bali Hai .428
Bouziane, Bali Hai .400
Lowman, WMFD .386
DeBellevue, Kiwanis .348
Schneerer, Bali Hai .344
Rivera, Bali Hai .341
Pritchard, Haley's .324
Mattay, Bali Hai .319
Miller, Kiwanis .315
McDonough, Kiwanis .312
Sato, WMFD .312
Bobo, Haley's .300
Wallen, Haley's .300
Klotz, Kiwanis .300
Faasse 10, Pittman 6, Bouziane and Schweitzer 5,
Rosas and Mattay 4, Sato, DeBellevue and Lowman 3,
Miller, Wallen, Pelkey, Cramer, Price and Rivera 2
Lowman 6, Mattay 5, Miller, Wallen, Klotz and Cramer
with 2, six tied with one
Pittman 1, Eric Whitley (WMFD) 1, Faasse 1
Runs batted in
Faasse 26, Rosas 19, Schweitzer 18, Wallen and Cramer
17, Mattay 16, Pittman and Bouziane 13, Bobo, Hunt
(Kiwanis) and Rivera 12, Lowman and Schneerer 11,
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
raffle ticket donations available for $100 each. The
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A May 20 drawing is scheduled with ticket hold-
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Raffle tickets are tax deductible and can be pur-
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Throughout the summer on weekday evenings 4:30
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For more information, call 941-729-8999.
Golf tourney set for May 27
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host the
sixth annual Whitey Horton Memorial Golf Tourna-
ment on Saturday, May 27.
The four-person scramble tournament will be held
at Palma Sola Golf Club on 75th Street in Bradenton
THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 17, 2000 0 PAGE 23
Kyle Schweitzer of
Haley's Motel singles
in his last at bat in the
top of the sixth inning
to start a rally that
'' would lead to 10 runs
and the regular-season
championship of the
..--. Anna Maria Island
I Little League. Haley's
S beat Bali Hai Resort
17-12. Islander Photo.
Kyle Schweitzer of Haley's
J. Motel slides under the tag of
Bali Hai catcher Sean
Pittman in the Anna Maria
Island Little League regu-
finale. Haley's won 17-12
Dand Schweitzer had a
double, two singles, three
runs batted in and scored
three times for the motel
team. Islander Photo.
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Dry as dry can be, but not for Colombian coffee beans
It was so dry that ... well, you get the idea.
With another month or so before forecasters pre-
dict we'll start to get any rain to speak of, Florida con-
tinues to weather the worst drought we've had in de-
One bit of good news is that May 20 is tradition-
ally the start of the rainy season in Florida. although
weather trends point to mid-June before we start to get
adequate water from the sky.
Remember that lawn irrigation is limited to Tuesday
only for addresses ending in even numbers; Sunday only
for addresses ending in odd numbers. Watering may not
take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is limited to quan-
-titles of no more than three-quarters of an inch.
Newly planted lawn and landscape areas may be
watered on any day of the week for a 60-day period that
begins when the plantings are installed. However, wa-
tering is not permitted between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hand watering of plants is still allowed at any time,
as is vehicle washing as long as the hose has a nozzle
that can shut off the water flow when not needed.
Besides crispy lawns and sagging shrubs, the dry
weather is taking its toll in other ways.
Biologists have determined that waterbird nesting
has dropped by about a third in the last couple years
due to the dry weather. "Waterbirds" are herons, egrets,
ibis, spoonbills, storks and cranes. Particularly hard hit
are whooping cranes, which were almost extinct in the
1940s and are still classed as endangered.
Another casualty in the drought is allergy suffer-
ers. Without rain, pollen is in the air in a major way.
I've got five huge old live oaks in my yard, and one day
earlier this spring I thought for a minute it was raining
until it occurred to me that rain isn't yellow it was
a fine yellow mist of tree pollen that was blowing
across the yard.
Everybody keep doing those rain dances. They've
got to start to work pretty soon.
While Florida is withering away, our neighbors to
the south are afflicted with the opposite problem too
Colombia has been deluged with heavy rain for the
past two years, and the coffee crop is taking the biggest
hit. Heavy rain has knocked the flowers off the coffee
plants and stopped the production of coffee beans. The
country's normal 13-million-sack production has been
,,.cut to 9 million sacks, and Colombia is having to im-
port coffee beans for the first time in memory.
At least they've got water to brew coffee down there.
Clive Cussler's adventure novels have been a hit
around the world for decades, with millions of people
enjoying the exploits of Cussler's character Dirk Pitt as
he fights bad guys and discovers lost ships.
As anyone knows who's read author descriptions
of Cussler, his life echoes that of his fictional charac-
ter when it comes to finding things lost in the world's
oceans. Now, Cussler's 1995 latest find off the coast of
South Carolina should be breaking the surface later this
Cussler and a crew of divers discovered the Con-
federate submarine "H.L. Hunley," the first submarine
to sink an enemy warship. The sub sank shortly after
blowing up the Union ship "Housatonic" in February
Now, thanks to $5 million from South Carolina and
the U.S. Defense Department, crews hope to bring the
ship to the surface, restore it, and place it on display at
the Charleston Museum. Total cost for complete resto-
ration is estimated at $17 million.
The sub, by the way, was made of locomotive boil-
ers and carried a crew of nine; It's 40 feet long and
weighs about eight tons.
I think a trip to Charleston may be in order in a few
years, because the "Hunley" seems like something
worth seeing to me.
You've probably read about those hybrid electric-
gasoline-power cars that are starting to hit the road.
Now, there's another vehicular modification in the
works a 36-volt battery that would allow engines to
shut off when the brake is mashed, then start up when
the accelerator is pushed.
Researchers estimate gasoline mileage would in-
crease by five to 20 percent with the on-off engines.
The average driver would get about a 10 percent sav-
ings, they add.
It looks like General Motors will be the first
American manufacturer to put the automatic engine
shut-off in vehicles, with plans to introduce the new car
later this year. Europeans have been playing with the
technology for a few years.
Another advantage they say to the bigger
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people in the cars around me yakking on cell phones -
now they're going to be getting and sending faxes, too?
Or microwaving popcorn?
Those wacky guys and girls in Tallahassee just
love to give official names to things. Here's some of the
Official State Things:
State animal: Florida panther.
State bird: Mockingbird.
State tree: Sabal palm.
State flower: Orange blossom.
State marine mammal: Manatee.
State butterfly: Zebra longwing.
State freshwater fish: Florida largemouth bass.
State saltwater fish: Atlantic sailfish.
State shell: Horse conch.
State reptile: American alligator.
State wildflower: Coreopsis.
State stone: Agatized coral.
State gem: Moonstone.
State beverage: Orange juice.
State soil: Myakka fine sand.
State litter control symbol: "Glenn Glitter."
State air fair: Central Florida Air Fair.
State transportation museum: Florida Museum of
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State fiddle contest: Florida State Fiddler's Asso-
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State day: April 2, when Ponce de Leon first
sighted the state in 15.13.
State poetry day: May 25.
State emancipation day: June 19 (although North
Florida celebrates on May 20).
State dance: Square dance.
State nickname: Sunshine State.
State motto: In God We Trust.
State play: "Cross and Sword," by Paul Green.
State song: "Old Folks at Home," by Stephen
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 17, 2000 E PAGE 25
Permit on offshore reefs, wrecks,
tarpon schooling on beach
By Capt. David Futch
Permit are starting to mass in great numbers on
offshore wrecks and reefs, while tarpon are beginning
their annual migration along Egmont Key, Anna Maria
Island and Longboat Key.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle in
Holmes Beach said the silver kings are starting to show
in great numbers.
"Tarpon, tarpon, tarpon. There are a lot of them off
the beaches, Egmont Key and the Sunshine Skyway,"
Lowman said. "Permit are on the artificial reefs. Offshore
snapper fishing is extraordinary, especially 20 to 30 miles
out in the grouper fishing areas. There are pompano on the
beach. 66th street area was hot last week."
Capt. Matt Bowers on The Outcast at Captains
Marina said there are lot of mangrove and yellowtail
snapper about 25 miles out and grouper in the same
areas. There's still some tuna offshore, too, he reports,
and some large dolphin are starting to show.
Capt. Ryan Hackney on Neva-Miss fishing char-
ters has been catching kingfish to 30 pounds. He's only
seeing two or three an outing, but when he catches
them they're all big. He's catching them on the surface
after getting a chum line going.
"We're seeing grouper so hungry they're coming
to the surface. Fishing has been pretty good. We hear
tales of tarpon," Hackney said. "If this heat continues,
they'll be here in numbers real soon."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide at Captain's
Marina, continues to slay grouper to 18 pounds about
20 miles out. Like a lot of folks, Denham said he's
getting blackfin tuna as well.
"We caught a tuna the other day that was 26
pounds and that was on 20-pound test line," Denham
said. Their tails were six inches out of the water.
Jack Whiteside of Anna Maria, and with the Coast
Guard inKodiak, Alaska, caught a bunch of tuna
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until his customers get too tired to pull them in. And the
permit are everywhere, he says.
Bruce Shearer at Annie's Bait & Tackle said
Capt. Zach on the Dee-Jay II guided Gillespie Pride
Jr. to cobia, large permit, Spanish mackerel, grouper
and flounder on Thursday. The snook are still good,
along with trout and scattered redfish in the bay. Tar-
pon are on the increase off the beaches.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
has been catching a lot of gag grouper and mangrove
snapper, mackerel and kingfish offshore.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
fishers reported catching a lot of small snook and scat-
tered redfish in Miguel and Terra Ceia bays. There are
quite a few mackerel around the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge, Johnson said.
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
trout and snook on the inside are plentiful. Redfish are
scarce. Mackerel are on the beaches, as are cobia. Per-
mit are starting to show on wrecks. Grouper, snapper
and amberjack are in 60 feet of water.
Bob Kilb at Rod & Reel Pier said there are tons
of mackerel around.
"There are a lot of snook, cobia and pompano
around, but it's hard to catch them because the water
is so clear," Kilb said. "Fishing's better when the wa-
ter is a little cloudy. About a dozen tarpon came swim-
ming by Friday morning, but they were on the move."
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching some big snook on big white bait.
"We're getting more keeper snook some of
them to 30 inches. Trout has been good on white bait.
Also a Cotee flat spoon has been good to me. A few
redfish are around in Miguel Bay. There's also mack-
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Lee inducted into Massachusetts Wrestling Hall of Fame
By David Futch
The beauty of wrestling is that anyone of any size
can do it and be successful.
In some cases, people with disabilities can succeed
where other sports would elude them.
John Lee of Holmes Beach knows this best. He
was the head wrestling coach at Harvard University for
18 years and had one unique individual who went to the
mat for him.
"The attraction to wrestling is a boy of any size can
compete," Lee said. "I had a blind kid wrestle for me
and he was good at it. So I would say if you're small,
-or deaf, or even blind, you can wrestle."
And Lee knows wrestling. He was National Ama-
teur Athletic Association champion in the 121-pound
class as a Harvard sophomore in 1951.
During his junior and senior seasons, he earned top
four finishes at both the AAU and NCAA champion-
ships. He was an alternate on the 1951 Pan American
team and a finalist at the 1952 Olympic trials.
Prior to Harvard, Lee attended Exeter High School
in New England where he compiled a 24-4 wrestling
Lee completed his undergraduate studies in eco-
nomics in 1953 and went on to earn an MBA from the
University of Michigan in 1955 before returning to
Harvard to begin his storied coaching career.
Last year, Lee was one of six inducted into the
Massachusetts Wrestling Hall of Fame.
At age 69, he retired from Harvard in 1986 and
came to Sarasota.
"My mother had a condominium off Bee Ridge
Road and we didn't care for it much and sold it. It was
a blessing in disguise," he said. "We were traipsing
around the Gulf coast and went to Venice and Fort
Myers, but we liked the old Florida feel of Anna Maria
Island because it didn't have any tall condominiums.
That's why we don't like the Perico Island project
Arvida is planning."
To supplement his income as a coach at Harvard, Lee
and his brother started an insurance business in Boston.
"We had to. They don't pay coaches at Harvard
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Photo: David Futch
what they pay at the University of Florida," Lee said.
"The football coach [at Harvard] doesn't get anywhere
near what Steve Spurrier makes."
Lee got into wrestling because his basketball coach
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and '50 and learned to wrestle in what was at that time
one of the best programs in the country.
The disturbing thing that Lee said he sees happen-
ing in college athletics is the way major and minor
colleges drop programs so the school can pay for some
"They produce some good wrestlers here in
Florida, but they have to go elsewhere. Part, or perhaps
the best reason, for that is football is a priority in
Florida and wrestling is like the red-headed stepchild."
But it's not just wrestling. Schools are dropping
sports that would seem to be no-brainers.
"Look at the University of Miami. They dropped
swimming and diving. Amazing," he said. "They got
some criticism so now they're bringing it back, but
they're going to scale it back. But dropping swimming
at Miami? Ludicrous."
So what's the attraction to wrestling?
-"It gets in your blood. I don't think I can explain
why someone wrestles," Lee said. "It's grueling and
you often wallow in anonymity."
What's really disturbing to Lee is the intrusion of
sports agents with their temptations of cars and money
for student athletes. Lee said schools should support
student athletes with a monthly stipend.
"The athletes are getting their tuition and books from
the school they attend, but on the other hand sports de-
mand a lot of their time and it's almost impossible for
them to get a part-time job," Lee said. "Studying and then
having to play football or basketball is a difficult assign-
ment. It's a tough question. There are some pluses and
minuses, and the minus is mostly corruption. It seems
people are leaning more and more toward giving athletes
money and that may be the best thing.
"It's going to be interesting to see what happens to
college athletics over the next 10 years."
It's been interesting to see what's happened over
the past 25 years.
Lee can only sit back and remember when things
were more carefree and wallowing in anonymity
wasn't such a bad thing especially when you were
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THE ISLANDER U MAY 17, 2000 0 PAGE 27
Charming old craft is a good business, too
By Jim Hanson
The short step from the bright modern office into
the working shop is a gentle journey back into a time
when hands were more important than machinery.
Hands still do the work at Book Binders of Florida
Inc., and the machines that help are themselves quaint
clunky reassurances that this civilized craft still counts
in a cybernated world.
The route to that intriguing back shop leads past a
book the general dimensions and mass of a Webster's
Unabridged. It turns out to be a Bible, a very old and
Book Binders has restored it, and it exemplifies a
branch of business that the company plans to expand,
said Cindy Berube, who with husband David owns the
firm and runs it in the Whitfield area.
There's a lot of other business, too, ranging from
special menus to gathering a year's worth of newspa-
pers; including this one, into bound volumes for perma-
nent files at libraries and elsewhere.
The company puts hard covers around genealogies,
theses and dissertations for University of Sarasota and
New College students, photo albums, self-published
books, even golf tournament publications. Binding
medical journals into volumes for hospitals and doctors
is a significant part of the business, and the Stetson
University law school is a major client.
The process itself is older than Gutenberg and his
movable type, for the old illuminated manuscripts had to
be held together. It has changed some, but not drastically.
Step by step, it explains some of the mysteries of
this arcane trade.
First is collation, making sure all the pages are in
order, the table of contents in the front and the index
at the back of the book.
Then the whole collection is sewn along the back
spine with a machine called the oversewer, a series
of skinny punches making holes from the top and
needles carrying the thread up from the bottom to
lace it all together.
A big mechanical knife trims the three unsewn
The Islander supplies both Island libraries, Tingley
Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach and Manatee
County's branch library in Holmes Beach, with
hardbound editions of the newspaper. Six months
worth of weekly editions are bound in one book.
Formerly known as The Islander Bystander, the
bound copies at the libraries go back to the first
edition of the paper published November 1992.
Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
sides, and a couple of ancient-looking and perfectly
adapted machines force the spine into a rounded form
that is permanent. A flannel strip buffers the back from
the cover to keep the spine from cracking.
Chipboard is cut to fit as covers, buckram in any
color you want covers the covers, so to speak, and it's
all glued together.
Metal type from the dark ages of printing is "hand-
pegged" into a small form letter by letter, and an an-
cient Ludlow machine stamps it into strips of molten
metal. This puts titles and so on onto the cover, on a
machine 40 years old or another dating back to 1900.
More precise fitting and more gluing, all by hand,
and there's a book.
This is a pretty labor-intensive process, and it is
repeated endlessly for thousands of publications per
year at Book Binders with a permanent staff of four,
said Ms. Berube.
This slender blonde woman oversees the binding,
does much of the selling, a lot of pickup and delivery
of the stuff that goes between those covers, and takes
care of a teen-age son and a husband.
The menfolk help out on the larger productions and
do quite a bit of selling, but David has kept his day job
as printing coordinator for a major publishing com-
pany. They live in a golf-course community in Parrish
to accommodate the avocation of both father and son.
Ms. Berube doesn't expect computers ever to replace
books entirely, for books are personal treasures in them-
selves and more convenient '"Take the beach, for in-
stance; sand does quite a number on a laptop."
She does expect institutional binding to level off
sometime. That is where restoration comes in, now and
in the future.
The huge old family Bible that Book Binders has
so meticulously restored, cleaning up pages and resew-
ing and rebinding with leather covers, is an impressive
case in point.
More old valuable volumes are turning up as word
spreads that someone can make them whole again. She
welcomes the prospect of more of the same.
"I feel very lucky," she said, "to be part of some-
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Island property sales
105 79th St., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,796 sfla
3bed/2&1/2bath/2car home built in 1998 on a 64x80
lot, was sold 4/18/00, Patterson to Kuhlmann, for
$590,000; list $649,500.
106 10th St. S., Bradenton Beach, an 1,872 sfla
duplex built in 1954 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 4/18/00,
Brown to Imbasciani, for $235,000.
108 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach, a bayfront 1,080
sfla lbed/lbath/lcar home built in 1950 on a 50x96 lot,
was sold 4/19/00, Hardcastle to Hoist, for $275,000;
204 Church, Bradenton Beach, 14 Coquina Reef,
a 590 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1982, was sold 4/
21/00, Moritz to Hollen, for $100,000.
218 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,196 sfla 2bed/
l&1/2bath/2cp/pool home built in 1981 on a 90x100
lot, was sold 4/18/00, Craig to Johnson, for $190,000;
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Ex.musician/designer scores with Big Olaf-
store at 103 Gulf Drive N., by including local artists'
works in the store.
He said that in his younger days he drummed in New
York clubs and appeared with Bob Dylan, Frankie Vallie
and the Four Seasons, opened a "hip clothing store" that
grew to nine outlets in the Fort Lauderdale area, then de-
veloped a chain of 12 sneaker shoe stores around Orlando
before coming to the Gulf Coast. Big Olaf hours are 11
a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 779-2244.
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The deadline for classified ads to
appear in the May 31 issue of
THE ISLANDER is 3 pm, Friday, _
May 26, due to Memorial Day. O .l,
We will be closed on -
Monday, May 29. "Happy Holiday!
Conrad Beach is nestled
between historic Longbeach ..,.-, -
Village and its secluded sugar
sand beach offering spectacular
views of the Gulf of Mexico.
A 120-acre coastal nature pre-
serve is just north of the
property. Outstanding marina
facilities are one mile to the .
south. It's only minutes to the
local business center, shopping
and many fine restaurants. A
ten-minute drive takes you to
the pure enjoyment of
premiere golf and extensive
'!i. .. Live in the comfort of beauti-
ix-.'ful, custom designed homes
constructed with an adherence
t., to time honored style, seaside
tradition and built by an award
All enhanced by a level of con-
cierge service and maintenance
free living normally only expe-
rienced in the finest resorts.
CALL CHERYL AT 383-5000 TO FIND OUT ABOUT LONGBOAT KEY'S NEWEST
NEIGHBORHOOD OFFERING DISTINCTIVE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ...
CONRAD BEACH, A PRESTIGIOUS ADDRESS WITH ALL THE AMENITIES ...
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His Big Olaf ice cream parlor in Bradenton Beach has
had a spectacular first season, better than expected,
Michael Rappaport said.
The new "arts and ice cream" store opened Dec. 23
and he's still working 12 hours a day to keep up with the
business volume, he said.
Rappaport, ex-rock drummer, clothing designer and
retail store owner, said he has combined Anna Maria
Island's art world with the Amish-made ice cream in his
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ITEMS FOR SALE I GRG AE I -PT otne
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.
ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $1.00 each. 778-1102.
USED APPLIANCES: Full- and apartment- size;
refrigerators, washer/dryers, stoves, dishwashers. All
appliances guaranteed. Beach to Bay Appliance
Service Center, 778-5757.
MOVING SALE: Three bedroom sets, $150 and up,
bunk beds with single/double, rattan entertainment
center $275, recliner with massager $195, weight
and exercise equipment, computer desk and book-
cases $195. 374-0301.
PENCIL CANE six-piece living-room set. $6,500
new, asking $1,500. 374-0301.
HYDRO SPA, one-year old. 85x62x30 inches deep. 11
jets, marbleized teal acrylic, redwood sides. Color-co-
ordinated cover, excellent condition. $1,500. 779-0713.
DEMOLITION SALE. Washer/dryer, dishwasher,
refrigerator, stove, wicker, rattan, lamps, oak, doors,
TV, VCR, microwave, ceiling fans, blinds, dinner-
ware. Everything goes. 778-2606.
FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR: White, side by side,
22.5-cubic feet. Excellent condition, no ice maker or
drink dispenser. $450 or best offer. 778-5433.
BEDROOM FURNITURE SET (no mattress) includ-
ing headboard, frame on wheels, bureau and two
bedside stands. Beige in color with gold reflective
trimming. Lots of drawers. $150 or best offer. To see,
phone 794-1455 after 6pm.
PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE dining room, solid oak, two
leaves, six chairs, server and mirror. $2,000. Oak
secretary desk, $199. Call 795-4715.
Hi! I'm Marianne
: -, For any real estate needs,
I am ready and eager
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
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This lovely Key West Design home can't be
duplicated for the NEW LOW PRICE! Complete
1998-99 refurbishment with spacious living area on
two levels plus two decks each 9 by 26 ft. for
additional "outdoor living". Garage plus large work
room and a door tile entry to front door. Many
customized features are included such as the crown
molding, beautiful washed oak stairways, designer-
grade countertops, top-of-the-line appliances,
imported Italian 6 by 19 inch tile, plantation shut-
ters and the gingerbread. Nestled in a lovely lot of
Tropical plantings, seven coconut palms and graced
by an outstanding Cedar tree PLUS a short walk to
the beach. NOW ONLY $327,000 and immediate
NA MA p
MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN A I T'V BROKER
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"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drve PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tues. and Thurs.
9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Donations only Wed. 9-
11am. Sale racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Mon.,
Wed., Sat. 9am-3pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
383-4738. Everything 50% off except fine jewelry
and some selected items.
REMODELING SALE, Thursday, May 18, 9am-5pm.
Household furnishings, door, windows and cabinets.
Everything must go. 793 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria.
MULTI-FAMILY MOVING SALE, Saturday, May 20,
8am-2pm. Something for everyone. 202 Crescent
St., Anna Maria.
BIG YARD SALE, Saturday, May 20, 9am. Books,
clothing, household stuff, sporting goods, twin-mat-
tress set. 125 52nd St., Holmes Beach.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, May 19-20, 9am-2pm.
Tools, doors, windows, wood and metal lathes, house
and shop miscellaneous. 408 80th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, May 20, 8-11am.
Kitchen appliances, mini washers, dryer, lamps and
more. 501 74th St., Holmes Beach.
FOUND: LADIES WATCH on Bayfront Park beach,
May 1. Is it yours? Send description to Box 4263,
Anna Maria 34216.
MOTHER'S DAY SUGGESTION: Wouldn't mom
love a fluffy, eight-week old kitten? We have one
black, one yellow, and one white kitten, all litter box
trained and ready to go. If mom would like a grown
cat, the multi-color mother of the kittens would also
be available. Hurry! Call 778-1880 for details and a
FIND GREAT DEALS ... and everything else in The
Simplify Your Search!
Call ariyfiirn6 Ilor a Cuoi.fuliai!oi.
I AM A RESCUED KITTY. They call me Island Girl. I
was found on Anna Maria Island. I was abandoned by
the only family I ever knew. I've been abused/neglected
since then. I have so much to offer. I have the most
unusual markings. Mostly white with splashes of char-
coal paint eyeliner on one eye only. I need help, you see
I tested positive for feline leukemia. This means even
though I may never get this disease, (I have no symp-
toms now) I am contagious to other cats. I must be a
one cat only, kept inside, unless the other kitty's are
.positive too. It is urgent I find a home very soon, my
benefactor has three non-leukemia cats and is relocat-
ing to a new area. Please, if you have a place in your
heart and home for me, I have so much love and grati-
tude to give. Call 779-9169.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
DIVING SERVICE: Underwater boat maintenance,
hull and props cleaned. Monthly contract available.
Certified diver. Call 778-8370.
1981 HATTERAS 53-ft. motor yacht, Niad stabilizers,
8V71 diesels, lowest price on market; 1986 Califor-
nian 42-ft. aft cabin; 44-ft. Searay Sportfish. Dave,
TARPON FISHING. Sight fishing the flats. All tackle
provided. Spin and fly fishing. Call Capt. Tom Shubat,
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 His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS "-
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condo. Two screened loio .. i: c s -
porches within a split-bed- -
room plan. Beautiful pool i____
area. Under-building park- s I e- "/
ing for two cars. It's mid-Island location is close to shopping and
beach, making it perfect for personal or investment usage.
Florida contemporary furniture may also be purchased, if de-
sired. You can own a "piece of paradise" now for only $124,500. i
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
BURNS SECURITY, SIX security officers needed for
Bradenton and Longboat Key. 331-2500 for job infor-
BARTENDERS AND SERVERS needed. Buccaneer
WANTED: MOTIVATED SALES associate for real
estate office in high-traffic location. Commissions
negotiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.
HOUSEKEEPER for beach motel on Anna Maria Is-
land. Good wages and tips. Paid vacation, health
insurance available. Apply Monday-Friday, 9am-
1pm. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive,
HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, energetic,
non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train. 778-6335.
WANTED: REAL ESTATE agent for busy Island of-
fice. Get all floor calls on your listings direct. Good
walk-in traffic. No floor time. No fees. Contact
Michael Nink,.941-5543 for confidential interview.
Wedebrock Real Estate.
SUMMER CLEANING HELP. Three to four hours, week-
ends and some weekdays between 9am-2pm. Light yard
work. Teens may apply. Pay equal to dependability and
quality of work. Call Haley's Motel at 778-5405.
HOLMES BEACH, part-time chef wanted. Food man-
ager certificate needed. Harrington House Bed and
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent -references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
ISLAND HOME CHECKING and lawn maintenance
while you are away. Security bonded. Locally owned
and operated. Call 779-0610 for details.
PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands. "L&J Su-
preme Klean." Free estimates, all work guaranteed.
Call Laureen or John, 753-6843 or 762-4515 pager.
HUSBAND FOR A DAY. Odd jobs, even jobs, no job
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.
CLEANING SERVICE: Thorough, dependable, de-
tail oriented cleaning, references, free estimates,
weekly, bi-weekly. Call Laurie at 795-1225 or.Linda
TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice. Pager, 252-3300.
SCREEN REPAIRS, drywall repairs, painting, car-
pentry, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof repairs, all
home repairs. Low prices. 604-2027.
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING, weekly and bi-weekly
schedules now available. Start your summer off right
and let me do the dirty work. Call today for a free
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. We
don't cut corners, we clean corners. Dependable,
affordable, honest, insured. 750-4772.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
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
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
2501 Gulf Drive,
Call Ann Harmon
for availability -
they're going FAST!
26 Years of Professional Service
TWO VILLAS w/HEATED CAGED POOL 4BR/2BA each with
2,006 sq.ft. living area $440,000. Separately @ $227,900 each.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA 1700 model, turnkey furnished. $110,000.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL 2BR/2BA, golf course. $123,000.
BAY PALMS WITH BOAT DOCK 3BR/2BA, stone fireplace.
WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA, two fireplaces, much more. $379,000.
RIVERRIDGE LOT Northwest Bradenton, $89,000.
BAYSHORE CONDO Age restricted, near shopping. $32,900.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq.ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
STYLING SALON -'Eight stations, established over 35 years.
GULFVIEW LOT 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
WE HAVE VACATION RENTALS and 2001 SEASONALS AVAILABLE
GULFFRONT CONDOS, APARTMENTS, HOMES.
FREE BROCHURES. CALL OR STOP IN ASK FOR BRUCE.
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DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on
Anna Maria Island. Captivating Gulf view from
this custom-designed home by renowned archi-
tect Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy
beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. $1,150,000.
Sandy Drapala 252-1632. 44232
BREATHTAKING panoramic view from almost
every room. Immaculate bright sun-flooded open
design. Great outdoor entertainment area. Dock
with electric lift. $425,000. Sandy Drapala 794-
3354 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 42917
THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. Elegant homes in guarded commu-
nity on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security, solitude
and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent value.
Priced from $164,900. Bob and Penny Hall
MAGNIFICENT in design and scale. This 3BR
home reflects the classic taste and subtle so-
phistication of the most discriminating buyer.
Protected anchorage with 12,000 Ib. davits and
264 ft. seawall. $859,000. Bob and Penny Hall
UNIQUE 1950'S FLORIDA HOME in Palma Sola
Park. 2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, brick and ma-
hogany trim interior, double faced fireplace.
Beautiful corner lot with large oak trees.
$129,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R43745
EXCEPTIONAL NORTHWEST HOME 4BR,
wood floors, beautiful custom built-ins. Park-like
setting with mature oak trees, open shaded pa-
tio plus screened lanai. $187,900. Owner/agent,
Sandy Drapala 794-3354. 44810
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Swilling to go the "EXTRA MILE"
for you! When you demand
excellence in Real Estate Service
Richard Freeman BUYING OR SELLING
REACH RICHARD FOR RESULTS!!
MV L,1S AND Call me
OS SLI 778-6066* 1-800-865-0800
"I've been selling the Island successfully for more than ten years."
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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
aHauling By the cut or by the month.
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Countertops Appliances Ceramic Tile
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[ Call 926-7127 for free estimate
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Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1984
H (iNIA HINTING
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
792-5685 Fax 795-4329
Le Mason, Wood Walker, Financial Advisor
Member NYSE Member SIPC
SParadise Improvements 778-4173
.--i Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
"i1 lig 11 Replacement Doors and Windows
-'i Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
.! j Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Keep it Cool with TIM'S Refrigeration/Air Conditioning REPAIR
Washers Dryers Water Heaters Well Pumps
Tim D. White
More than 30 YEARS Experience
941 792-1182 Cell 920-2474
STghe ggeywelry Manal
.from the Anna Maria City Pier is now at the
Sarasota Farmers Market (Main St.) Saturday
7 til Noon. Fossil, Shark Teeth, and Unique Jewelry
S10 Reasons You'll Love My Company! I
#1 The Dog!: Oops. No more room for #2-10.
Call Lee at 778-2882 and ask for more great reasons to use
I Fat Cat. We've been making customers happy for eight years.
Over 1,600 of them! Isn't it fantastic! Call today, tell her
you saw this ad in The Islander.
'You have my personal
100 percent, no-risk guarantee.'
ek, Jon Kent, Owner/Islander
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
778-2882 or 387-0607
5400 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING SERVICE, com-
plete installations and maintenance, specializing in
aquatic landscapes. Full delivery service for rock,
shell, mulch, etc. 727-5066.
"KURB KING," experts in cosmetic landscaping,
specializing in continues concrete landscape and
borders. Free estimates, licensed and insured.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four 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. Remodel-
ing, 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 and design service. Free estimates
and fair prices. Time and materials or contract. Let me save
you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact ESP Island Shutters Inc. for hurricane
roll shutters or glass sentinel security film. Service
and repairs and free estimates. Licensed and in-
sured. Phone 778-1610 or 778-5193.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes un-
sightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house ex-
teriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.
RAY CORDY CUSTOM PAINTING specializing in
stain, oil, and varnish finishes. Interiors, exteriors.
Free estimates. Homeowners and contractors wel-
come. Fully licensed and insured. Impeccable refer-
ences. Mobile 724-0520, office 953-5215.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets,
non smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week.
ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from. Big
ones, small ones and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
ADORABLE COTTAGE, wood floors, renovated,
central air conditioning, washer/dryer. 2BR/1 BA close
to beach. $2,000 month Nov.-April. $1,000 month
May-Oct. Weekly available. 106 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach. 813-258-2411.
SUMMER COTTAGE, weekly, available. Close to Rod and
Reel Pier, North end of Island. 2BR/2BA. 778-7253.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA duplex, $800 month.
Neat and clean, nice area. 722-2742.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA, very nice
neighborhood, stroll to beach! Cathedral ceilings,
new kitchen and appliances; beautiful! Non-smokers
preferred, small pet considered. $695 month, first,
last, security. 778-9798 or 305-296-1127 collect.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR with screened lanai. Steps to
beach. $560 per month includes laundry. Utilities
extra. 778-3379, 11 am-3pm.
CHARMING ISLAND HOME on deep-water canal.
2BR/2BA completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extras. $550 week, $1,600 month. Call
SUMMER RENTAL, available May 1 to Oct. 20,
2000. 2BR/1BA, two blocks to Gulf. 778-0733.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, new carpet, tile. 400-feet to the
beach; close to Publix. No pets. $675 plus last and
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
UNBELIEVABLE HIDEAWAY, panoramic waterview,
ground floor, fully furnished. One and two bedrooms,
small complex, available now. Possible annual and
or seasonal, monthly, weekly. Also next winter sea-
son. No pets, no smoking. 778-7107.
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COMPLETE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REPAIRS AND REMODELING
Additions Kitchens Bathrooms Decks
Screened-in-rooms Porches Vinyl siding
Painting Roofing Free estimates
No Job is too Small Call 779-2025
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HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment close to beach
and shopping. Annual rental. $700 month, first, last and
security deposit. Available May 1. 795-7805.
SAN REMO CANALFRONT, 2BR/2BA house with
screened lanai, laundry and one-car garage. Unfur-
nished annual rental. $1,175 plus security. Available,
now. Please call 795-7805.
BEACHFRONT RENTAL: Holmes Beach near
Shell's restaurant. 2BR/1BA. Summer $850 month,.
$250 week. Weekend rats available. Call 813-264-
0639 or 334-988-8760.
ACCOMMODATIONS TO SHARE. Fully furnished
2BR/2BA beach house. Move in June 1. Non smok-
ing female. Call or leave message, 778-1573.
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS, 2BR/2BA, avail-
able from June 1, 2000, until Nov. 15, 2000. End unit,
newly decorated. Call 778-0042 or 616-676-1941.
REMODELED HOLMES BEACH canal home. 2BR/
2BA, garage, dock, three blocks to beach. Annual,,
$1.250.month plus deposit. 312-2432.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartments. Lovely fur-
nished interior, porch, sundeck. Vacation rental,
weekly, monthly, season. Great location, no pets.
JUNE TO DEC., four-month minimum. Choice loca-
tion, splendid view. 2BR/2BA, all comforts. Third
bedroom optional. Swimming, fishing, steps away.
Reasonable rent includes water, monthly house-
cleaning, yard care. Non smokers. 779-2404.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, new kitchen,
large deck, washer/dryer. $800 month, first, last, se-
curity plus utilities. No pets. 794-2947.
1BR/1BA RENTAL NEEDED for married couple. No
children, no pets. Perfect Longboat Key references. Up
to $500 month, annually. Call 383-9298 or 920-0046.
i.jriL'AL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, one block to beach
and bay, close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$300 deposit. 203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Available now. 813-258-2411.
ANNUALS! 3BR/2BA canal home with gourmet
kitchen; 2BR/2BA duplex, completely updated with
ceramic tile, new kitchen, washer/dryer; 1BR/1BA
furnished cottage across from beach. Call Rich
Bohnenberger Realty, 779-9469.
BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thing, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $525 to
$675 week, $1,500 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-
4523 or 1-800-977-0803.
HOLMES BEACH, fully equipped 1BR/2BA apart-
ments. Steps from beach, cable, telephone, micro,
radio, CD. Summer special, $695 plus tax for two
weeks. 941-778-1098. Pets welcome.
LONGBOAT KEY WATERFRONT, 1BR, quiet vil-
lage. $695 per month. 383-2819.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one-half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no
smokers. Winter only. $2,700 month plus security.
Three-month minimum. 863-646-4233.
HOLMES BEACH, clean, elevated, 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, screened porch, two people, no pets. Yearly,
$750 month. 776-1789.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE duplex on 67th
Street, Holmes Beach. Recreation room with wet bar,
one-car garage. $1,200 month, first, last, security. A
paradise Realty, 778-4800.
SURF SIDE STUDIO, 1BA, $800 per month plus
assurity/security, no longer available. I said it would
not last. Thank you. No commissions paid.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA. Nice, block to Gulf,
no pets, no smokers. 5607A Guava. $550. 778-9378.
HOUSE SHARE, 3BR/2.5BA home with pool privi-
leges, tennis, fitness center. Available now through
July. Call 792-7623.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay. Two-car ga-
rage, boat dock, utility room with washer/dryer, dish-
washer and much more. $1,300 per month. No pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate for details, 778-2307.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA annual. Available June
1. Mature adults only. 761-9245.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA bayfront apartment. $650, first,
last, security. Water, sewer, garbage included. 795-
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA Old Florida cottage in bayfront com-
plex. Just renovated. $700, first, last, security. Water,
sewer, garbage included. 795-1243, 778-5807.
YEARLY DUPLEX, North Holmes Beach, 2BR/
1.5BA, garage, washer/dryer, new carpet. No pets.
$725 month. 721-3649.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/2BA. Appliances, washer/
dryer, close to beach, no pets. $800 month plus $1,000
deposit. 209 71st St., Holmes Beach. 778-8686.
3BR/1BA HOME. College area, $750 month. Real
Estate Mart, 941-756-1090. Available now.
RENTAL WANTED: Writer seeking quiet, simple airy
and older rental. Thank you. 941-486-1678.
SUNBOW BAY, 2BR/2BA, annual unfurnished. Pool,
tennis, elevator. $850 month. Wagner Realty, 778-
2246 or 800-211-2323.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA apartment.
Walk to beach, $650 month. Available June 1.
Wagner Realty, 778-2246 or 800-211-2323.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under construc-
tion on Bradenton Beach. 1440 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage, two blocks from beach on quiet dead-end
street. $210,000. Days 920-9631, evenings and
KEY WEST ELEVATED 2BR/2BA, two blocks from
beach, covered deck, extra storage. $170,000. 2918
Ave. C. 778-0812.
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S L A N D -C -LA S I E DS
FSBO: Casco Dorado condo. Fumished 1 BR/1 BA, one
story, beautiful small complex with pool and clubhouse.
Low maintenance fee, boat dock may be available.
9810 Dorado Ave. $55,000. Call 941-794-1169.
EXCLUSIVE ANNA MARIA Gulffront duplex. 4BR/
2BA, decks on three sides, double carport, charming
furniture/interior. Owner, 778-3143.
TWO DUPLEXES FOR SALE. 2BR/2BA and 1BR/
1BA with family room on large lot with deeded boat
dock. Asking $245,000. 2BR/1.5BA each side, ask-
ing $199,000. Both duplexes have storage. Owner
may hold second with right offer. 778-7098.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA condo. Balconies, Gulf
glimpse. 3401 Gulf Drive, 60 yards to beach, near shops.
$156,000. Open Saturday, 2-3pm. 941-708-3345.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX, close to beach and bay.
Ideal for annual or vacation rental. Asking $214,900. Call
Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 779-9469 or 778-0355.
HOLMES BEACH: Two ten-year old houses pack-
aged for quick sale. Perfect for family or friends. Im-
maculate! Plus 1,500-sq. ft. building for storage,
workshop or studio. Owner may finance or sell sepa-
rately. Towne and Shore Realty, 778-7980.
CHOOSE FROM TWO large mobile homes. 2BR/
1BA and 2BR/2BA, steps from beach and
Intracoastal. Over 55. Reasonable, financing avail-
able. Call 941-779-0034.
MORE SPACE FOR THE money. Minutes to Anna
Maria with this 3BR/2BA with family room, two-car
garage villa. 2,150-sq. ft. No-flood zone. Move-in
ready, $145,000. Call Fred Flis Real Estate Mart,
NEW TO THE MARKET: 259 Gladiolus. Updated 2BR/
2BA home on serene mangrove-lined canal. Least ex-
pensive canal home in Anna Maria. Hurry! Will sell
quickly at $259,000. Open house, Sunday, May 21, 1-
3pm. Broker participation welcome. 761-9259.
BEACH BLOCK, 2BR/1.5BA home on corner lot,
close to beach. Possible owner financing. Asking
$239,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 779-
9469 or 778-0355.
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KEY ROYALE "500"
2BR/2BA waterfront home with beautiful views.
Ceramic tile, central vac system, caged heated pool,
boat lift, direct access to Tampa Bay, oversized
double garage, excellent area. $425,000.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical set-
ting with lush landscaping. Three-decks, cathedral
ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom carpeting, boat
Unique waterfront condo with a Florida lifestyle.
Choice of carpet, tile, cabinets. Forty-foot deep-
water dock, heated pools, tennis, covered parking,
elevators. Waterfront condos: 2BR/2BA plus den,
$249,000; 3BR/2BA $279,000; elegant
townhouse 3BR/3BA, elevator, $325,000.
Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
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We will be glad to give you a rental income projection
on your property, just call us at 1-800-732-6434.
1BR/1BA Duplex $475 month
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo, pool. tennis $825
Sandy Pointe Condo, 2BR/2BA, pool, waterview, $1,000
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
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TRIPLEX: ISLAND.investment property that carries
itself, situated on two platted 50x100-foot lots. Zoned
R-4. One block to beach. Best buy on Island at
$199,000. 2814 Gulf Dr. N. Broker participation wel-
VISTA AT PALM AIRE. 2BR/2BA condo, full-size
washer/dryer in unit, oversized garage, heated pool,
clubhouse. Priced to sell at $94,500. Call Rich
Bohnenberger Realty, 779-9469 or 778-0355.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on extra large'lot, close
to beach. Excellent annual or seasonal rental. Ask-
ing $249,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 779-
9469 or 778-0355.
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2404 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach ..... $215,000
BAY VIEW 2BR/1.5BA, immaculate updated
home with ceramic tile throughout. Call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves.
749 Manatee Ave. W., #35, Holmes Beach..... $195,000
WESTBAY COVE SOUTH. Outstanding view of
Bay-lntracoastal waterway from this 2BR/2BA
second-floor condo. Call Liz Codola 778-3098
7107 10th Ave. W., Bradenton ....... $102,000
VILLAGE GREEN Immaculate 2BR/2BA villa on
cul-de-sac. Call Wolfgang Dudda 761-3031
6304 Pt. W. Blvd., Bradenton .......... $68,500
LANDMARK 2BR/2BA condo conveniently lo-
cated, yet secluded. Pool, elevator, deeded
parking. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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BY PATRICK D. BERRY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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