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Bridge referendum for Bradenton Beach?
Bradenton Beach voters may have a decision other
than choosing a candidate to make come December the
question of whether they want new bridges to the Island.
City council members are discussing the merits of
having a referendum question placed on the ballot on
whether bridges to the island should be built.
Although the matter will be discussed and prob-
ably voted on next month, the three council members
present at a special meeting last week Mayor Katie
Pierola and Councilmen Bill Campbell and Jack
Charlton agreed with the referendum idea.
At issue is a regional transportation planning
council's decision to build a 65-foot high, fixed-span
bridge to replace the current structure across Anna
Maria Sound between Holmes Beach and Perico Is-
land. The bridge there has angered some islanders with'
what they call heavy-handed tactics of forcing the
bridge without adequate public hearings and environ-
A bridge to replace the existing Cortez Bridge was
also planned by the Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion, but was denied when island groups unanimously
opposed the structure.
An unofficial straw poll was taken last November
Tresspassing boaters place birds in peril on Passage Key
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Although protected from
intrusion as a National
Wildlife Refuge, Passage
Key was besieged with
visiting boaters last
weekend. They walked
through nesting areas and
blatantly "camped" on the
beach. Most of the intrud-
ers were nudists. To top it
all off, the nesting season
began April 1.
Wildlife violators stalk 'bird key'
By Bonner Presswood
"In the early 1980s, there was one wildlife officer
who went crazy trying to deal with trespassers," ac-
cording to Rich Paul, manager of Tampa Bay Sanctu-
aries for the National Audubon Society, commenting
on people entering protected wildlife areas.
That officer would have really gone nuts last
weekend. Seven boat loads of people mostly nudists
- picnicked on lawn chairs under umbrellas and
traipsed from one end of Passage Key to the other -
right past warning signs and through the nesting areas.
Passage Key, at the mouth of Tampa Bay just north
of Anna Maria, is protected by Federal laws that prohibit
persons from disturbing threatened species from harass-
ment and disturbance of nests or eggs. The U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service is charged with the job of protecting the
island, but the nearest office is at Chassahowitzka Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge at Crystal River.
The Florida Marine Patrol referred calls regarding
the weekend violations to the Manatee County Sher-
iff, but attempts to alert that office resulted in referrals
to other agencies who also did not take a report.
The weekend laundry list of calls included three to
the Marine Patrol, three to the Manatee County
Sheriff's office, one call to Freshwater Fish & Game
and Wildlife Rescue Service, and one to the depart-
ment of state parks, Fort Desoto all to no avail. Fi-
nally on Monday, a call to the Manatee County
Sheriff's office was transferred to the marine unit (ma-
rine unit?) and a message resulted in a return call, but
not before a call to the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program sent us to Audubon, who sent us back to the
Marine Patrol and to the National Wildlife Service.
Maj. Jenna Venero of the Florida Marine Patrol
claims a good history on making arrests and making them
stick for wildlife violations. She says that with the alert of
violations they will be "pro-active over the next week."
Manatee County marine enforcement is headed by
Cpl. Terry Longpre, and he will be patrolling the island
in the future as well. Cameron Shaw, the area Fish and
Wildlife officer, will be providing Longpre with inter-
rogation forms that he can fill out and forward to Fish
and Wildlife, resulting in a $50 fine.
Longpre claims that a few years ago his depart-
ment had information on nude sunbathing on Egmont
Key, and he believes the activity has shifted to Passage
Key since the state park service took over on Egmont.
Shaw is loaded up and headed to Passage Key with
new buoy markers to surround the island. Trespassing
within 100 yards of Passage Key is strictly prohibited.
on the Manatee Avenue Bridge proposal. Voters re-
jected the proposal by a four to one margin, but trans-
portation officials ignored the ballot results because it
was not officially sanctioned and-conducted.
Now, Mayor Pierola- the author of the suggestion
of a referendum in Bradenton Beach wants an offi-
cial referendum placed on the ballot in that city.
And in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, even though
the referendum would have to be during a special election
and would cost thousands of dollars in those cities.
"I just think it's time we let the people say some-
thing about this once and for all," Pierola said.
By Pat Copeland
Charges are pending at the State Attorney's office
concerning a violation of Florida's Government in the
Sunshine Law by Holmes Beach Councilwomen Billie
Martini and Mary Ellen Reichard.
Former Councilman Tom Huffine, along with
former Mayor Marguerite Thompson, made the alle-
gations in letters to the mayor and council at last
week's council meeting. The allegations concerned the
attendance of Martini and Reichard at an April 19
meeting of Save Anna Maria (SAM).
On Monday, Huffine said, "I took a copy of my
letter the to State Attorney's office Friday. They docu-
mented it and said it would be forwarded to the assis-
tant state attorney Monday. I hope they take a serious
look at it."
Assistant State Attorney Mack Futch's office
claims adamantly that no complaint has been received
from law enforcement and Dave Bristow of the Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office said, as of Tuesday morn-
ing, his office has not received a complaint.
The accusations surfaced at the opening the of the
council meeting when Council Chairman Don Howard
announced that he had a recommendation from the
State Attorney's Office to table a resolution concern-
ing the Manatee Avenue Bridge replacement project
because of a possible Sunshine Law violation. Mayor
Pat Geyer then read into the record letters from
Huffine and Thompson containing the allegations.
Huffine's letter called for the resignation of Mar-
tini and Reichard for "personal and professional con-
duct unbecoming an elected official, violation of eth-
ics code as previously outlined by the city attorney and
sunshine in government code."
Huffine said in the letter he was a witness to vio-
lations which occurred at the April 19 SAM meeting.
He maintained the two council members should have
removed themselves from the meeting.
Thompson's letter maintained that the two coun-
Sunshine continued on page 2
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters ..................................... Page 4
Those Were the Days..............Page 5
DER vs. DOT ........................... Page 6
Police Reports ...................... Page 14
Fishing ................................... Page 17
School Lunch ...........................Page 19
Real Estate Transactions ........Page 20
APRIL 29, 1993
MM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 29, 1993 1 PAGE 2
Holmes Beach okays
videotaping, questions tags
By Pat Copeland
Council members were divided on whether to
change from the current system of evacuation re-
entry stickers for automobiles, but agreed to video-
taping of city streets at last week's Holmes Beach
City Council work session.
Emergency officials have suggested a new re-
entry system following storms, using a colored tag
that hangs on an automobile's rear-view mirror.
Emergency operations officials maintain this sys-
tem offers better control than the stickers.
Mayor Pat Geyer said officials want to limit the
tags to one per household.
The city could charge residents for the cost of
$1.15 per tag.
Police Chief Rick Maddox explained, "The city
has no control over the stickers. The philosophy of
Continued from page 1
cil members disregarded the advice of City Attorney
Steve Dye by attending the meeting. She said Martini
participated in discussion at the meeting, and Reichard
did not leave the room. Thompson also asked for their
At the meeting, the only conversation by either
Reichard or Martini was a question from the floor,
asked by Martini of attorney Claflin Garst, a speaker
addressing his case against the Florida Department of
Transportation regarding proper notification of resi-
dents at Westbay Cove.
Martini said, "Do you know how many times DER
will grant delays to FDOT on giving them a license?"
Local attorney Richard Carter says the question of
having rear-view mirror tags is that they are issued
to the individual and are registered by number to
that person. They can use it in any vehicle, and it
stays with the person. It does not stay with the ve-
hicle, like the stickers do now."
Resident Arthur Danziger suggested issuing one
tag per automobile registration.
"If you take the wrong car and you don't have
the tag, then you're in trouble," he said.
Maddox said, "The sticker is not to get you
through the checkpoint. It's to direct the officer to
check your identification and see if you are allowed
out here. With the tag, it is presumed that you have
that privilege, and you're waved through."
Council will vote on the tag issue at its next
meeting but they agreed unanimously that the vid-
eotaping of city streets and buildings is necessary
for aid in the disaster recovery process.
a violation of the Sunshine law based on a "point of
order question" is absurd. "If that is it, there's no way
that's a violation," he said. "That's just awful. How
can a public official not ask a question in a public fo-
rum ... and if you're at a place where the press is
present, how much more democratic can you get."
Attorney Dye told council members at their meet-
ing on April 6 that, "members of council could be in
the same organization, but if something comes up and
it's something that could possibly come up in an offi-
cial capacity, then they should leave the meeting. Or
if the two members sat and were mute, it would not be
Martini said she couldn't comment on the allega-
tions, but noted, "check the tapes from the first coun-
cil meeting, and you'll see we're innocent."
Reichard said, "My attorney advised me to take
legal action against anyone who has accused me of a
Sunshine law violation."
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
saw red when Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
asked Island elected officials to sign a resolution op-
posing construction of a 65-foot replacement bridge on
"It does not bind the cities in any way," Pierola
explained. "It gives freedom to the island elected of-
ficials that are against the bridge, and it gives me
something to take to the Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization (MPO) Monday."
Whitmore objected, "The Island Transportation
Planning Organization (ITPO) directed you not to take
it to the MPO."
Holmes Beach Councilman Richard
Bohnenberger agreed with Whitmore, stating, "There
was a consensus at the ITPO meeting that the resolu-
tion was going to be revised, made stronger in some
areas with facts and figures. If you do present it, you
are not in keeping with the wishes of the members
present at that meeting."
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Howard told Pierola
that officials could sign as individuals, but not as elected
officials, and stressed, "You are using the elected officials'
position to get the attention of the MPO."
Howard suggested that when the ITPO resolution
is sent to the MPO, the individual resolutions of each
city be attached because "the result is a majority but
it may not be unanimous. We should send out the com-
plete picture with the result."
For the latest on the
permit squabble between
the state agencies on the
Manatee Avenue bridge,
see page 6.
TAX CERTIFICATE SALE
FOR 1992 AND
ANY OTHER TAX YEARS APPLICABLE
In preparation for the 1993 Tax Certificate Sale, the list of delinquent taxes will be
published in the SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE/MANATEE AM on May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1993.
Notice is hereby given that commencing on the 27th day of May, 1993, at Palmetto, County
of Manatee, State of Florida, Tax Sale Certificates will be sold on land to pay the amount due
for taxes, together will all costs of such sale and all advertising. The sale will be held at Pal-
metto City Hall Council Chambers, 516-8th Avenue West, Palmetto, Florida, and will start at
9:00 a.m., F.S. 197.402(3). If sale is not completed on May 27, it will be continued on May 28.
KEN BURTON, JR., TAX COLLECTOR
P.O. BOX 1000, 415 10TH STREET WEST
BRADENTON, FLORIDA 34206 1000
IQ] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 29, 1993 u PAGE 3
Island officials want county help even with tax hike
By Pat Copeland
Island elected officials engaged in a bit of county
bashing at last week's meeting of the Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials. They took the county
to task for not responding to the needs of the beaches
and not sending a representative to the coalition's
The discussion opened with a letter to County
Commissioner Lari Ann Harris introduced by Braden-
ton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola.
The letter drew attention to the beach renourishment
completed on Anna Maria and in progress on Longboat
Key. It requested a workshop between the county and the
coalition to discuss education on the importance of main-
tenance for the beaches and an increase in the resort tax
earmarked for beaches.
"The county has never really been ready for the new
beach," said Pierola. "The county's not prepared with
beach-cleaning machines or educational tools and all the
other things. The bottom line is money. We always have
to be worried about our resort tax. We've got to guard that,
because the county has a lot of power.
"I think we should go after one and-one-half cents.
The county collects three cents, and the state ordinance
says that each county that collects resort tax can use 50
percent of it for the beach."
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Howard cited an
economic impact study on the benefits of beach
renourishment which showed the top three benefactors
of such a project are the state, county and schools, in
that order. The last on the list of benefactors is the
beach-front property owner.
"The county will get more as a result of beach
Tony the Tiger finds Anna Maria Island Photo: Joy Courtney
The Kellogg Company's "Gr-r-reat" representative Tony the Tiger found Anna Maria Island through Captain
Phogg, a guest of the Sunset Beach Motel in Bradenton Beach. Captain Phogg, a soon-to-be Islander, and who
chooses to use this name right down to signing checks, owns a hot-air balloon ride and cold-air advertising balloon
company in Michigan. Carried in an impressive van, the balloon stands seven stories high (75 feet) when inflated
and holds 105,400 cubic feet of air. Created by Captain Phogg, the first world hot air balloon champion, Tony's
likeness used 1,500 yards of rip stop nylon and weighs 756 pounds with full fuel tanks.
renourishment," said Howard. "Rather than put that
money into the general fund, the county should put it
back into the beaches."
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
noted, "This is just one example of lack of communi-
cation with the county. I'm very unhappy that our
county commission representative still doesn't come
to our meetings. I wish we could send a message to
them. If it wasn't for us, they wouldn't be able to meet
their big budgets. I don't think they hear us, and I think
we need to start raising a little cain."
Whitmore said the cities should compile statistics
on how much each city contributes to the county bud-
get. Longboat Key Commissioner Ray Metz said his
town's contributution is $8 million.
Howard noted the campaign promise of Commis-
sioner Stan Stephens to attend the monthly meetings.
"It would be to his benefit to be able to talk to all
four cities in one meeting," he said.
"We can't work together if a major link is not
here. If he can be here in the developing stages of our
concerns, rather than us trying to insert them in their
process, it would save a lot of time."
Anna Maria Commissioner George McKay sug-
gested sending Stephens a schedule of the monthly
meetings. Howard said the schedule should also be
sent to Joe McClash, the county's at-large commis-
sioner, and County Administrator William Estabrook.
The group's next meeting was set for 10 p.m. May
19 in Anna Maria City Hall.
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0j THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 29, 1993 K PAGE 4
By Dennis Friedel, Bradenton Beach
Once in a while we have an opportunity to live those
values which we try to teach and instill in our children. The
annual De Soto celebration presents such a challenge.
We speak of peace, love and tolerance but just how
often do we practice it? It seems whenever sensitive is-
sues surface albeit gay rights, women's rights, or what-
ever we forget those values which our schools and
churches have been teaching since Day One.
Instead, we tend to fall back on old fears and the
notion that we're about to lose something we consider
very important. At that point, any change is considered
a threat and we find ourselves defending an outdated at-
titude instead of allowing those with different opinions
and concerns to express themselves.
The remark made by Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers Sat-
urday drives that point home perfectly. "It's a handful of
Trying to contact government agencies to report an
obvious violation of the law is frustrating work.
Last week, while boating in north Tampa Bay, a friend
and I couldn't believe we were actually seeing boats pulled
up to Passage Key, a wildlife refuge. Not only were there
seven boats docked within yards of the shore, there were
people everywhere running amuck in the nesting areas.
I started, logically with the Florida Marine Patrol.
They referred me to the Pinellas Sheriff. I tried the Mana-
tee County Sheriff, where the dispatcher suggested I call
the Marine Patrol. Oops. Next came Fresh Water Fish &
Game and the Coast Guard. Back to the Marine Patrol.
I chased everywhere over the phone, to no avail.
On Monday, with some insistence, I was transferred
from the Sheriff's office dispatcher to a marine unit. Marine
unit? No one there over the weekend mentioned a marine
unit. The resulting conversations will produce addedprotec-
tion for birds nesting on Passage Key in the future.
Another phone call to Audubon's Tampa Bay Sanc-
tuaries produced a name and number of an "environmen-
tally concerned" officer with the Florida Marine Patrol,
Maj. Jenna Venero.
Venero and the sheriffs officer, Cpl. Terry Longpre, are
launching an investigation as well as alerting patrols in the
area to take a "pro-active" status over the next week.
Venero claims that their dispatchers are not all famil-
iar with laws protecting the environment, and hence the
run-around. If you witness a violation... call on VHF
channel 16 and ask for a marine operator and make the
call to (813) 272-2516 or call toll-free to 800-DIAL-
FMP. Be insistent and good luck.
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people disrupting the parade for thousands," Evers said.
On the surface, that seems true about 150 demonstra-
tors from the American Indian Movement vowed to block
Saturday's De Soto parade. They consider it an insult to
honor a man who history depicts as a murderer, rapist and
slave trader. Crimes, AIM says, that were directed towards
the Native American People occupying this land when De
Soto landed somewhere around 1539.
But Saturday's parade took place without a glitch
and AIM supporters, in an unexpected coup d'6tat, led
the De Soto parade, beating their drums and carrying
placards protesting the atrocities committed by the Span-
ish explorer some 450 years ago.
The group effectively drove their point home, with-
out violence or mishap.
Evers remark, though, typified the popular attitude
that since the De Soto celebration has been going on for
decades and decades, it's okay to keep on doing it just
like they have year, after year, after year.
Is it okay? Where would we be today if everyone
insisted on keeping the status quo? Women would not be
able to vote, the Berlin wall would still be standing and
six million Jews would have passed into oblivion with-
out a murmur from the rest of the world!
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Thanks for the help, Chief
We want to thank Bradenton Beach Chief of Po-
lice Maloney and his officers for coming to our park
during the recent no-name storm.
We were not able to receive any information re-
garding the severity of the storm until Chief Maloney
and his men came to give us information and to help
some of the residents remove their cars from places
were the water was quite high.
The managers and residents are thankful that we
have police officers who care and are capable of help-
ing us in time of need.
Fran and Joe, Managers, Sandpiper Mobile Resort
Assist our elected officials
Let those of us who voted to oppose DOT's bridge
plan for access to this island (a great majority), now
strongly support the new persons on the Holmes Beach
City Council. They were persons who ran courageously
The Indians are asking to shift the focus of the celebra-
tion from De Soto to a more common theme which can be
celebrated by everyone Indians, blacks, Spaniards, whites
and all the other ethnic groups which have contributed to the
fine mix of people we have here today.
Therein lies the challenge instead of scraping the
De Soto celebration take it one step farther and cel-
ebrate a heritage which includes everyone.
No one is suggesting we change the history books or
pay penance for De Soto's actions. Instead, we have an
opportunity to bring all people together and celebrate
those virtues of peace, love and tolerance, which we
preach so vehemently. We could call it the Manatee
A "burying of the hatchet" would be in order. The
Indians and Conquistadors should stand side by side and
bury a ceremonial tomahawk and show the rest of the
world that, despite past differences, today we can rise
above our mistakes and march forward in unity, for the
That's the kind of parade I'd like to see one with
everyone marching hand in hand towards a promise of
peace and prosperity for all.
Everyone would be a winner.
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and won on that issue. Remember they represent us.
A present and former council member have been
quoted in the week's newsprint as saying they believe two
of those three new council members have transgressed the
governmental Sunshine Law by attending the recent well-
publicized public meetings of S.A.M. (Save Anna Maria)
of which they are and have been members.
This organization has worked diligently to inform and
educate people of this Island about the many facets of the
bridge issue. I seem to recall that the formation and imple-
mentation of the Sunshine Law in government was
deemed necessary because governmental decisions were,
too often, made clandestinely in "smoked-filled rooms."
Let us not cut off freedom of speech and expression
of representatives of the people. Is not this allegation
tainted with tactics of sour grapes, delay and intimidation
of the new members on our council? They need support
and encouragement from all represented by them.
Ruth Burkhead, Holmes Beach
THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 6, the Saga of Anna Maria City, 70 years old
this year, by June Alder
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The Anna Maria Pier in 1923. Mitch Davis built the two houses attached to the
dock. The large one at left, "Lotus Cottage," was built for a Tampa banker. The
one at right was an ice house later remodeled into "Belle Haven Cottage." They
both collapsed into the bay in the mid- '20s. (Anna Maria Island Historical
MITCH DAVIS TO BE
ANNA MARIA'S FIRST MAYOR
One mayor named Davis will retire
to make way for another of the same
name, at Anna Maria shortly, as a re-
sult of the town caucus held there a few
nights ago, when W. M. Davis, better
known as "Mitch" Davis, was nomi-
nated for mayor, receiving 20 votes in
the meeting to nine cast for the present
mayor, S. N. Davis.
Other nominations were:
C. W. Bonham, vice mayor.
J. G. Whitehead, city clerk.
In each case, the office carries with
it a commissionership, the plan of gov-
ernment being the commission form,
with three commissioners.
Anna Maria Beach was incorpo-
rated as the town of Anna Maria at the
recent session of the state legislature. S.
N. Davis was made mayor pro teem,
and he with Messrs. W. M. Davis and C.
W. Bonham formed the board of com-
missioners until the first general elec-
tion, which has now been called for
- The Evening Herald, July 30, 1923
As a kid growing up in Palmetto
in the 1890s, Mitch Davis liked nothing
better than to slip away to fish the pro-
lific waters of Anna Maria Island. He
fell in love with the wild island then,
and the romance was to endure for more
than three-quarters of a century.
By the time Mitch (the son of County
Commissioner Mac Davis) was in his
mid-teens he was making a name for him-
self as a fishing guide, and soon was cap-
tain of his own charter boat. In 1908 at the
age of 23 he was hired as caretaker of a
colony of summer cottages called West
View on the Island's south end. And he
decided to settle there with his young wife
and infant son.
Two years later along came a
straw-hatted chap named Will Bean
with a proposition for him. Mitch re-
membered Will from when he lived on
the north point on his father's home-
stead in the '90s. Will had done right
well for himself. He'd married the
daughter of the Port of Tampa's post-
master just after soldiering in the Span-
ish-American War and was a "comer"
on Tampa's political scene.
The old Bean home, now unoccu-
pied, was being reclaimed by the wilder-
ness. But Will told Mitch how he intended
to transform the 165 acres into a fashion-
able resort. It would be the finest thing on
all of Florida's West Coast, said Will.
Would Mitch like to get it on it?
Don't mind if I do, said Mitch. And
that's how he came to build most of the
houses in Bean's resort, including a
memorial chapel for the mother of Will
Bean's bankrolled, Charles Roser.
By 1923 Will Bean and his hustlers
were long gone. But Mitch and his fam-
ily stayed on. Everyone liked Mitch, a
guy always willing to help a neighbor,
always ready to take Island youngsters
for outings in his cabin cruiser. There
was always a twinkle in his eye and a
quip on his lips. And folks knew they
could depend on him.
No wonder the slate headed by this
popular fellow was approved on Au-
gust 7. Full of optimism, Mitch set to
work to put the new town on the map.
W.M. "Mitch" Davis,
Anna Maria Mayor
Next Week: A party for the "hello" girls I
WM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E APRIL 29, 190' 4 PAGE 5
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So high, you can't get over it. So lo
get under it. So wide, you can't get aroi
go through the ...
The bureaucrats are going through th
The Department of Environmental
Regulation (DER) denied the Florida
Department of Transportation's
(FDOT) permit to build the first of two
new bridges at Manatee Avenue, link-
ing the mainland to Anna Maria Island.
FDOT had been repeatedly
warned, by conversation and corre-
spondence; that the immediate and per-
manent damage to seagrass beds caused
built to the south of the existing bridge'
such damage to the surrounding enviroi
cycles that DER could not and would not
mit. FDOT filed for an extension to try a,
The Department of Transportation
extension to April 22 and another to May
FDOT got together and narrowed their
down to four problem areas. They will m
May 4 for discussion. DER, District III in
either issue an "intent to issue permit" o
denial will stand as is on May 7.
Gloria Raines, founder of Manasota
hope DER doesn't give away the store d
DER's Tampa office states, "The en'
impact for a bridge aligned to the south
ing bridge is just
too great." But FDOT's reply t
FDOT's District FDOT's reply to
III secretary, when they plan 1
David May says, bridge eludes a
"The bridge is removal of thee
will be no more when they build
tial"? How do you justify your stated inability to carry
out top-down construction?"
w, you can't FDOT's reply concerning a northern alignment
und it. Gotta notes, "The selection of the northern alignment would
render the county maintained boat ramp on the west
ie permitting causeway unserviceable, requiring that it be relocated
to remain in
FDOT had been repeatedly warned that report also
permanent damage to seagrass beds caused states, "Since
by a bridge built to the south of the existing the study was
bridge would cause such damage to the completed,
surrounding environmental life cycles that the County,
DER could not and would not issue a permit. believing the
by a bridge structed on the southern alignment, implemented their
would cause original improvements (to Kingfish ramp) at a cost of
mental life $73,000 and has programmed further improvements
t issue a per- for this year."
gain to meet FDOT's reply to the second question of when they
plan to remove the present bridge eludes a date. They
received an explain that removal of the existing bridge is tied into
7. DER and when they build the second, parallel bridge. FDOT has
differences committed, in writing, to removal of the existing
eet again on bridge and to construct Phase II (an additional two-
.Tampa,will lane structure to'be built on the existing alignment)
r the permit only when and if it is warranted by traffic volume in
a 88 said, "I FDOT's report does not directly answer or discuss
during nego- DER's question of how FDOT will "mitigate the im-
pact to seagrass beds in the shallow waters near pro-
vironmental posed construction sites." Seagrass impacts and miti-
of the exist- gation will likely be a key point of discussion at the
May 4 meeting.
public input." parallel bridge.
written reply to DER's four specific objections is 65
pages long. If bureaucratic battles are won or lost in
the trenches of testimony, FDOT and their consultants
have an edge in this bridge battle. Ninety percent of
the report is a collection of materials from other
FDOT reports and files dated back to 1989 and 1990.
DER's four questions to FDOT were: How do
you justify your stated inability to build to the North
of the current structure? What is your definite time-
table for removal of the present bridge? What assur-
ances can you provide "on seagrass mitigation poten-
d question of
idge is tied into
In reaffirming their prefer-
ence for a southern alignment,
DOT states, "Direct impacts to
seagrasses due to pier placement
would be about 0.25 acre. The re-
maining 1.40 acres of impacts to
seagrasses estimated as resulting
from this project is attributed to
shading from the bridge." Also,
since the original study was performed, the impacts to
mangroves have been reduced from .0.98 acres to 0.37
acres, bringing to total direct impacts to vegetated
wetland, to 1.00 acre of which 0.25 acre is seagrasses."
DER remains convinced that these estimates are
incomplete. DER's fourth objection in this negotiation
between the two state departments is,"Why can't you
use "top down" construction?"DER's reason for this
preferred construction is based on the destruction and
chaos of fish and plant life systems in the shallow*
waters caused by construction barges.
What do you think about the bridge?
Do you favor a 65-foot, fixed span replacement bridge at Manatee Avenue? L YES NO
Do you favor a 45-foot (or less), drawbridge at Manatee Avenue? Q YES U NO
Do you favor rehabilitation of the existing bridge? L) YES LI NO
Would you be in favor of an Island-wide referendum on the bridge? LJ YES Ol NO
Please add your comments, if any, on the question of evacuation safety in reference to a 65' bridge
and the environmental impacts of the proposed replacement. You may include your name if desired.
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DER vs. DOT
In round two or is it three the reply by
the Florida Department of Transportation to
the Department of Environment Regulation's
permit denial is incomplete at best.
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FDOT's answer is the new bridge
cannot be built "top-down" because the
necessary girders "must be set and post-
tensioned in four-span segments before
a slab could be constructed. Therefore,
the bridge cannot be built span by span
or top down." The report adds, "alterna-
tive construction techniques would
minimize impacts to seagrasses a.-d
shallow water habitat."
FDOT's reports note, "The public
also preferred the southern alignment. At
both the public meeting and the public
hearings and by petition, the public ex-
pressed its preference for the southern
alignment. The Sara- _
politan Planning Orga- FDOT's r
nization voted to reaf- not direct
firm its support of the se-
lected alignment on DER's qu
January 25, 1993. The how FDO
Manatee County Com- 'mitigate
mission and the Holmes
Beach City Council also pact to set
voted in favor of the beds.' Sea
A writer from York- impacts at
shire once said, "Facts tion will l
are stubborn." A review
of FDOT's own records key point
show some interesting sion at the
matters of fact in rela-
tion to public prefer- meeting.
ences. FDOT held one
Public Hearing on August 10, 1989, in
Anna Maria and one Public Workshop in
Bradenton on February 27, 1989.
According to FDOT files, they sent
130 letters to "property owners, govern-
ment personnel and others known to
have interest in the area of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge" to notify them of
the August 10, 1989 Public Hearing.
The property owners notification included
Westbay Cove Association, Inc. Govern-
ment personnel notification included the
Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO), Manatee County Commissioners,
City of Bradenton officials, Manatee
County School Board personnel, Army
Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard,
and elected officials in Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria. No correspondence was sent
to Bradenton Beach elected officials.
"Others known to have an interest in the
area" receiving notification included
Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Lynd Hurst
of New Jersey; SBG Investment Com-
pany in Sarasota, (owners of Perico Ma-
Corporation in Other petitions wer
Dallas, TX; Is-
Dallas, TX; Is- in favor of a high
vancy, Inc. of replacement bridge
Longboat Key; opposed to the bride
and Barnett Bank to altering Palma S
FDOT claims of public support by
petition led us back into the 1989 file of
the August 10 Public Hearing. According
to their record, of the 53 people who at-
tended, 42 signed the following petition,
which FDOT had prepared for the meet-
It reads, "We, the undersigned un-
derstand that a new bridge is proposed
on Manatee Avenue, connecting Perico
Island and Anna Maria Island. One op-
tion is to locate this new bridge on the
NORTH of the existing bridge which
would destroy Kingfish Boat Ramp and
picnic area as well as narrow access to
Perico Harbor Marina. This narrowed
access could create a hazardous naviga-
tional situation. Another option is to
locate the new bridge to the SOUTH of
the existing bridge where no business
would be impacted. We, the under-
signed would like to go on record as
supporting the opinion that ANY
NEW BRIDGE STRUCTURE BE
PLACED TO THE SOUTH OF THE
FDOT's report to DER sites in two
sections "citizens' petition to locate
new bridge on southern alignment"
and "petition supporting southern
It is the same signed petition.
Other petitions, circulated by Is-
landers, were also signed. One in favor
of a high level, fixed span replacement
bridge has more than 250 signatures.
Five others, opposed to the bridge and
one opposed to altering
Palma Sola Causeway,
ort does have 'a total of more
answer than 1,000 signatures.
gtion of demonstrating public
'will support in FDOT's re-
te im- ply to DER's objec-
tions includes state-
rrass ments of endorsement
from three participants
rass at the August 10 Public
d mitiga- Hearing. One of them
ely be a from the Manatee
ely bea County Department of
f discus- Parks and Recreation
May 4 planner noting that the
Parks and Recreation
Department would not
support the loss of the
Kingfish Boat ramp.
Public support for FDOT's pro-
posed bridges was evident in the last
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach elec-
tions. The candidates who won a place
on these two city councils were op-
posed to a 65-foot fixed span bridge.
When FDOT was 20 to 30 percent
into the very early conceptual stage in
1989, Tampa's DER office told them
that the proposal was inconsistent with
the Coastal Management Act.
Randall Armstrong, at the Talla-
hassee DER office, conferred with
FDOT and reversed the Tampa office
opinion. FDOT's plan would be evalu-
ated in the permitting process. Four
years and $1,000,000 later, FDOT is
ready to build.
To substantiate their insistence
that it is better to build the first span to
the south of the existing bridge, they
state in their April 4 report to DER:
"Based on DER's determination, in
their April 13, 1990, letter to the Office
___ of the Gover-
also signed. One nor, the impacts
vel, fixed span (on seagrasses
SFive others, and mangroves)
.. Five others, could be offset,
e and one opposed and based on
la Causeway ... strong public
support for the
southern alignment, the southern align-
ment was selected as the preferred
horizontal alignment alternative for the
location of the replacement bridge.
The decision was endorsed by the Fed-
eral Highway Administration when
they signed the categorical exclusion
on July 23, 1990.
Next Tuesday, FDOT and DER
will meet again to try to settle their dif-
ferences before the extension deadline
of May 7.
If DER sustains its denial of a per-
mit, FDOT may apply for a third ex-
tension, or they may appeal to DER's
Office of General Counsel for an Ad-
ministrative Hearing. If DER issues an
"intent to permit" anyone may appeal
for an Administrative Hearing. Ap-
peals must be made 14 days after
FDOT publishes its intent to activate
the permit and to begin construction.
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By Pat Copeland
Clearly not thrilled over the idea, the Holmes Beach
City Council agreed last week that a property owner with
two front-yard setbacks should have some relief.
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez told
council that Dr. Thomas was seeking to build an ad-
dition on his home on Peacock Lane, but the addition
did not meet the setbacks in the city's land develop-
ment code. He said a variance is not possible without
amending an ordinance.
"He asked if we could vacate the street," said
Fernandez, "adding more land to the parcel, but we
discovered that the city no longer vacates streets."
When the Land Development Code was adopted
in 1989, Chapter 25 of the previous code the vaca-
tion of streets, was deleted.
Architect Charles Uga&te, representing Thomas,
explained, "a conservation area at the end restricts any
kind of structure or any access the public can have to
the water. It's a dead end to the public."
Ugarte offered two solutions. Vacation of the
street or creating a park or other designation for the
A further problem, noted Fernandez, is that the
property has two fronts one'on Peacock Lane and one
on 52nd Street requiring Thomas to meet two front
yard setbacks of 25 feet each. Ugarte said the addition
would need a 10 to 12-foot setback, which could be
met with a three-foot variance on a 15-foot side yard
City Clerk Leslie Ford introduced a letter from City
Attorney Steve Dye in which he noted that either reduc-
tion from the current setback requirements with regard to
variances or adoption of a vacation procedure would re-
quire legislation from the council. He said the conserva-
tion area is there to protect vegetation and other environ-
mental features, and vacation of it would permanently
terminate the city and public right to use it.
According to Councilwoman Mary Ellen
Reichard, allowing a variance procedure for relief
from setback requirements, each case could be judged
on its own merits.
Police Chief Rick Maddox cautioned council to
consider safety considerations of larger setbacks on
street frontage property.
Councilman Richard Bohnenberger suggested cre-
ating a different type of setback for this particular type
of property and council agreed to direct the city attor-
ney to work on that.
By Pat Copeland
Beach front property owners may soon be able to
drink beer and walk the dog in their back yard.
But only if a motion passed by the Anna Maria
City Commission Monday, which begins the process
to amend current city ordinances prevails,through
The action was to define the enforcement area for
beach related ordinances such as no alcohol, dogs
or fires on the beach to include from the mean high
water line (MHWL) to the first line of dune vegeta-
tion. It was an attempt to give relief to beach front
property owners who say they have been unfairly re-
stricted in the use of their own property.
However, following the meeting, numerous ques-
tions were raised by residents that may open a can of
worms for the city.
Will the new enforcement line restrict public use
of the beach?
What happens when the beach erodes to or past
the first line of dune vegetation?
If a beach goer steps behind the dune line, can the
property owner have him arrested for trespassing?
City Attorney Bob Hendrickson was on hand at
the special meeting to answer questions from com-
missioners concerning use of the beach.
"A portion of beach areas landward of the
MHWL are available for use by the public," said
Hendrickson, "because the public has used that area
customarily over a considerable period of time. With
that, the city has the right to regulate that use. It does
Unique setback problem
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not give the public any ownership interest or any rights
to the land."
Hendrickson said the problem lies in determining
where the line is OW.awn, but it is generally landward of
the MHWL to the vegetation or first dune line. He
suggested consulting a planner or beach efigineer to
establish the line.
"The city commission is not declaring the public
has rights to this area," explained Hendrickson.
"That's a matter of law. The only reason it's even an
issue is because the city commission wishes to regu-
late the public's actions on the beach area."
Hendrickson also said if the city regulates it, some
liability could accrue if regulations are not enforced
properly. If the city chose to regulate the area with
signs as opposed to ordinances, there would be no li-
ability but enforcement would also be impossible.
In a letter read to the commission at the meeting,
beach front property owner Bill Edenfield said, "my
problem has been that this city has been encouraging
public use of my beach property, approximately 700
feet deep, seaward of the building line, while suppress-
ing my own personal use of the property through or-
dinances not applicable to non-beach front properties."
Edenfield asked the commission to set a uniform
area for public use, affirm that beach related ordi-
nances apply only to these areas and post the beach
In other business, the commission tabled any de-
cision on the right-of-way ordinance and Chapter 24
of the land development code natural resource pro-
tection, exclusive of tree regulations for 30 days.
l welcomes new
The Woman's Club of
*. Anna Maria Island re-
C. 1 cently accepted four new
members. Marian Van
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( president, with other
members rooting her on,
welcomed (first row,
starting second from left)
Katy Dunn, Eileen Zahn,
Sarah Maloney and Jean
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Fire truck tour
*Capt. Dennis Dotson of the Anna Maria Fire
_' District gave Colleen and Brian Canivet of
Toronto a tour of the fire truck parked at Island
Foods Saturday. Brad Canivet tries a
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Condo project gets go-ahead
despite citizen protests
By Pat Copeland
The Sandy Pointe condominium project received
the green light from the Holmes Beach City Council
last week despite another round of protests from resi-
dents of the adjoining Sunbow Bay condominium, as
well as safety questions from two council members.
Council again concluded that complaints were not
applicable to city approval and developer Ren Glanz of
Anna Maria had met all city requirements for the project.
The project will have 48 units, 12 existing and 36
new. Construction on 14 units is slated to begin imme-
diately and be completed in four months, and the en-
tire project is to be completed within one year from the
-. "This you have to take with a grain of salt," said
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez. "I think
what they're trying to tell you is they wish to start the
project and move rather quickly on it."
Councilwoman Billie Martini questioned the
safety of the 20-foot access road to be shared with resi-
dents of Sunbow Bay.
"A fire truck is 11-feet wide and a garbage truck
is 12-and-a-half feet wide," she said. "Someday when
the garbage truck is going down that street, and there's
a fire, there will be no way for the fire truck to go by.
I think a 20-foot road for that many apartments is much
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said the "road" is not
a road but "an easement" built by the condominium
complex. The city has no responsibility on an easement
developed by a developer. It's not a city road."
Jonathon Shute of Advanced Grounds Manage-
ment, the project's landscaper, replied, "The width of
a fire truck and a garbage pick-up truck cannot ex-
ceed ten feet. Gulf Drive is 20 feet wide."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard objected to
the safety of the current bridge on the property and
the low water pressure in the fire hydrants there.
Architect John Houck said correcting these problems
is a requirement of the fire district;
Council Chairman Don Howard said, "We are
getting into areas which are out of our jurisdiction.
Let's be careful that we don't start governing areas
which we don't have to get into."
Whitmore said, "We're looking to approve a con-
dominium complex that has been zoned for that since
1984. The city's responsibility is to make sure that
nothing goes there that isn't zoned, and they comply
with our laws. It's gone through the proper channels,
and there's no reason for us not to approve it."
Houck noted, "We still have to go through a
lengthy permitting processes with many agencies on
every aspect of this project. Nobody's going to give
us carte blanche. A lot of issues we're talking about
here are not issues that should be before this council.
We should be approved on the merits of the zoning
issues and compliance with your ordinances."
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Island turtle advocates are going to face a tough
battle in Holmes Beach convincing council of the need
for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to retrieve turtle nests
on the city's beaches.
Objections from the council include noise, liability,
environmental damage and having a vehicle on the beach.
Ed Callen, past director of the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch, made a presentation on the ATV to the
Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials the day
before the council meeting.
He requested permission from the three Island cit-
ies to operate the vehicle on the Island's beaches for
the recovery of turtle nests.
"Because of the widening of the beaches from the
renouri.shment project, we find it very difficult to cover
the whole Island. We feel an ATV could help us cover
a lot more area, so we could recover more of the turtle
nests and take them to the hatchery," he said.
Callen said hours of operation would be 7 to 9 a.m.
during the nesting season, May through August, with
a limited number of drivers. The City of Anna Maria
has approved the use.of the ATV by the group, condi-
tioned upon approval of the other two cities.
In the past, turtle watch volunteers have had prob-
lems finding parking spaces during their search for
nests, said Callen. "There's a lot of areas in Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach where we cannot park.
There's no parking on the right-of-way, and we have
had people that have gotten tickets."
Callen read a letter from Jack Gorzeman, environ-
mental projects coordinator for the county, which said
no Department of Natural Resources permit is required
for the use of the ATV, because it views the activity as
appropriate under the aspects of beach maintenance.
Council will ask turtle watch personnel to make a
presentation on the ATV at the next council meeting.
The council agreed to place reflectors on some of
the city street posts for a trial period in response to a
request from Councilwoman Billie Martini to make
the posts more visible. The council will poll residents
after the trial period.
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez said he
had enough reflectors on hand for the trial effort, but to
purchase them for all posts in the city would cost $330
to $400, which is in his budget. He said to replace the
posts with street signs on tall poles throughout the city
would cost $11,000, and council nixed this.
Fernandez told council a $9,915 contract for the
Key Royale Bridge engineering study had been re-
ceived from consultants. It will be sent to the city at-
torney for review.
In other business, council agreed to change the for-
mat of meeting agendas to allow for old business to be
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Center's ninth annual auction benefit Saturday
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"We're just overwhelmed with the generosity of
the area's merchants, artists and individuals," report
"Island Affaire" auction committee co-chairpersons
Christine Holmes and Sue O'Connor.
All proceeds from this major fund-raiser will
benefit the over 40 year-around programs and events
for children, youths, adults and seniors.
A lavishly decorated Community Center in
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including chef-carved meats and a large array of
other temptations, will be served starting at 6 p.m.
The live auction will begin a 7:30 p.m. Programs list-
ing the individual and package items available for
purchase will be out on the streets a week before the
auction, reports the committee.
"Island Affaire" advance discount tickets are still
available at $18 per person including the elegant catered
buffet. Buy now the event was a sell out last year!
Tickets for the super grand-prize drawing a
weekend for two at Longboat Key's luxurious
Colony Beach and Tennis Resort are also available
for purchase and the winner need not be present at the
May 8 drawing to collect.
Bubbles are best from Island auction
George O'Connor, chairman of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center board of directors,
envisions the finer features of a $3,500 Kohler hot
tub and whirlpool as Karen LaPensee of LaPensee
Plumbing exhibits her donation to the AMICC's
ninth annual auction benefit coming up Saturday
evening, May 8.
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Will dance the
Island daughters with
their mainland counter-
parts will perform this
weekend in two recitals
presented-by the area-
School of Dance. Seated
are Allison Bayer
(daughter of Chris Bayer
former fifth grade
teacher at Anna Maria
Rachael Edelstein and
Islander Lisa Jenkins.
Standing are Island
daughter Melissa Mixon,
Susan Ramsey, Amy
Pullen and Sara Pappas.
An evening of beauty is
Island dancers to create nights of fantasy
Working to live their dream of performing to
beautiful music and in beautiful costumes, the Island
members of Georgene's School of Dance in Braden-
ton are now prepared for the studio's extra-ordinary
dance recital at the Bradenton Auditorium on Friday,
April 30, and Saturday, May 1.
Paying attention to all details surrounding dance,
Georgene Gooding, teacher and namesake of
speak to Artists Guild
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
present a program at its gallery on Monday, May 3,
featuring the talented Anya Flesh who will discuss
"Choreography the Crafting of Dance."
Admission to the program is free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The
program will start at 7 p.m. immediately followed by
a general meeting.
The Artists Guild Gallery is located at 5414 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, in the Island Shopping Center.
women unite at lunch
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of
the Annunciation, will entertain the Ladies Guild of
St. Bernard Catholic Church on Thursday, May 6, at
Georgene's School of Dance, has prepared a produc-
tion ... "right off Broadway." Dancers from age two
to adult will perform to songs of George Gershwin, fa-
vorites by Rodgers & Hammerstein and current favor-
ites from the films "Beauty and the Beast" and
The performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $6
per person may be purchased at the door.
10:15 a.m. during their last general meeting of the year
in Lowe Hall.
Jackie Kane and Betty Edwards are co-chairmen
of the salad/dessert luncheon which will be provided
by the Episcopal Church Women members.
Following a social hour, the luncheon will be
served at noon.
Call 778-1638 for reservations by Monday, May 3.
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
honor the past presidents of the club at a luncheon on
Wednesday, May 5, starting at noon at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
June Ardovino, hostess chairman, is planning a
reception in honor of the presidents. Entertainment
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The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees are once again hosting
the Florida State Show Ski Tournament on Saturday
and Sunday, May 8 and 9.
The tournament will be held at the Ski-A-Rees
home site off Ken Thompson Park, behind Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory, Sarasota.
Saturday's competition begins at 8 a.m. with
"Barefoot Endurance" followed by "Swivel" and then
a performance by Lakeland Water Ski Club. The after-
noon will host the "Adagio" couples competition.
Sunday's schedule begins at 9 a.m. with the Dia-
mond Ski Club from Orlando, followed by Gatorland
Water Ski Show Team from Gainsville, then the
Tampa Bay Skiers.
The Ski-A-Rees are expected to go on about 1:30
After the show team competition will be the excit-
ing "Free-Style Jump."
Admission is free and bleacher seating is avail-
able, though it's advisable to bring your own chairs or
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on the water
Adagio couple Gray Mullins
X:" and Lisa D'Amico from the
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Bay. The Water Ski Show Clubs
from around the state and
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Money talks at
Hi-1 2 meeting
A representative from Quality Fi-
nancial Services will speak about revo-
cable living wills at the Hi-12 meeting
on Thursday, April 29.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. fol-
lowed by the luncheon at noon at Pete
Reynard's restaurant in Holmes Beach.
All Master Masons and their guests are
The April social of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber will be held at Head-
quarters, 5350 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, this evening, Wednesday, April
28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Headquarters and Ann DeBellevue
Massage Therapist are the hosts. All
members are encouraged to attend and
bring a guest. There will be a drawing
so bring a business card.
Manatee County Government is seek-
ing nine members for the newly-formed
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
Members of the committee will be ap-
pointed by the Manatee County Board of
The committee will review the es-
tablished policies and procedures, ordi-
nances, land development regulations
and adopted local comprehensive plan
of the County.
Interested residents should call the
County Administrator's Office at 748-
4501, ext. 3719, for applications. Com-
pleted applications need to be received in
the County Administrator May 21.
How to prepare your
Announcements: Information must
be submitted in writing. Clearly print or
type news items. Include first and last
names of all persons mentioned. In-
clude the preparer's name and tele-
phone number. Mail or bring to: The
Islander Bystander, Island Shopping
Center, 5400A Marine Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217.
Deadlines: Deadline for receiving in-
formation is noon Friday prior to the de-
sired Thursday issue date. The Islander
Bystander will accept announcements two
weeks prior to publication date.
Questions: Call The Islander By-
stander at 778-7978.
Off Island events
"The 101 Dalmatians," the be-
loved children's classic, will be
brought to life on the stage of
Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts
Hall for two performances at 10:30
a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 8. The
Production is by Denver's nationally
acclaimed Arvada Center Children's
Theater. The performance is the last
production in the Van Wezel's Satur-
day Mornings for Kids series. Tickets
are $5.50 and are on sale now at the
Van Wezel box office, 777 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. To order tickets by
phone (small charge) call the theater's
Charge-It Line at 953-3368.
Manatee Community College in-
structor, guitarist and composer Rex
Willis will present his original works in
a concert on Sunday, May 2, at Neel
Auditorium, 5840 26th St. West in
Bradenton. Willis will conduct and per-
form in the "Compositions of Rex
Willis" concert at 4 p.m. General ad-
mission is $3. For more information,
call the Neel Auditorium Box Office at
755-1511, ext. 4240.
The Manatee Players' will present its
final production of the season, "The Mu-
sic Man." This popular, all-American
musical will run at the Riverfront Theatre
from Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 23,
with performances Thursday through Sat-
urday evenings at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees
at 2 p.m. and additional performances at 8
p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, and Wednes-
day, May 12. Tickets are $13 for adults
and $6.50 for students 21 and under. Tick-
ets may be reserved by calling the
Riverfront Theatre Box Office at 748-
5875 between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays
through Fridays, and one hour prior to
curtain. Or, visit the box office at 102 Old
Main Street (corner of 12th Street West
and Barcarrotta Boulevard) in downtown
The Longboat Key Center, 6860
Longboat Drive South, is featuring an
All Seniors Exhibit sponsored by The
Shores Retirement Community. The
exhibit runs through May 7 in the main
gallery. The Art Center closes for the
summer on May 8. For more informa-
tion call 383-2345.
Speaking in public or on the tele-
phone and ethics in the workplace are
subjects of an upcoming workshop of-
fered by Manatee Community College
Open Campus, 34th St. West in Braden-
ton. Students will learn to develop and
polish presentations like professionals
in "Public Speaking" on Thursday, May
6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $80.
For more information, call 755-1511,
The Players of Sarasota will present
the Oscar Wilde comedy of manner,
"The Importance of Being Earnest,"
from Friday,. April 30 to Sunday, May
9. Set in Edwardian England, this witty
romp is filled with mistaken identity
and star-crossed lovers. Jo Davismeyer
is the director. Tickets are available for
all performances at $11 for adults and
$5.50 for children 18 and under. Curtain
is 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Satur-
days and 2:15 p.m. for Sunday mati-
nees. For more information call 365-
2494 or visit The Players, 838 N.
Tamiami Trail (corner of U.S. 41 and
9th Street). The Players box office is
open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Beginning Watercolor" and "In-
are being offered at the Manatee Com-
munity College Open Campus, 34th St.
W. in Bradenton. Beginners will meet
on Tuesday, May 4 to 25, from 12:30
to 3 p.m. Intermediate and advanced
students will meet on Fridays, May 7 to
28, from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The
fee is $30 for each class. Call 755-1511,
ext. 4203, for more information.
The South Manatee Branch Li-
brary, 1506 Bayshore Gardens Park-
way, will feature films of interest on
Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. On Tues-
day, May 4, "Oh, to be in England "
pokes fun at American tourists' deter-
mination to do everything one does in
England and to absorb centuries of his-
tory and culture. In "De Soto: Legacy of
a Legend," actor Fernando Lamas pre-
sents a documentary of the 4,000 mile
trek of the expedition through what is
now the southern United States. Call
755-3892 for further information.
The Players of Sarasota are pleased
to present the legendary guitarist,
songwriter and British folk rocker Richard
Thompson for one show only at 8 p.m. on
Tuesday, May 11. Tickets for the show are
$16.50 and will be reserved. For informa-
tion call 365-2494 or visit the Players on
U.S. 41 and Ninth Street in Sarasota from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
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All You Can Eat Pancakes Including Sausage & Coffee ..........$3.00
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A gun, a missing wife, a
beautiful replacement and
1 41da confused bridegroom all
add to the antics in the
Island Player's presenta-
tion of "Catch Me If You
Can." Islander Linda
Davis playing the new
bride (or is she?) of Daniel
Corban, played by Steve
Heisler, blows a lot of gun
smoke over the evening's
entertainment. "The play
runs Thursday, April 29,
through Friday, May 9 at
the Island Players theater,
Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria City.
Tickets ($9) are on sale
now at the 'box office.
SPhoto: Joy Courtney
Adcock and Wheeler marry
Pamela Goodwin Wheeler and Jo-
seph Wright Adcock, both of Braden-
ton, were married March 20 at St. Tho-
mas Episcopal Church. The Rev. Peter
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Steffin Goodwin of Petersburg,
Mich., and Susan O'Bannon of Holmes
Beach. He is the son of Louis and Mary
Adcock of St. Petersburg.
Matron of honor was Kathleen
Sharpe, sister of the bride, of Bartlett, Ill.
Bridesmaids were Margaret Duval, niece
of the bridegroom, of Philadelphia. Ring
bearer was Andrew Wheeler, son of the
bride, of Bradenton.
Best man was David Adcock,
brother of the bridegroom, of Tupelo,
Miss Groomsmen were Robert
Goodwin, brother of the bride, of Pe-
tersburg, and David Adkins of Raleigh,
John R. Frost
John R. Frost, 86, of Holmes
Beach, died April 23 in HCA/L.W.
Born in England, Mr. Frost came to
the area from Long Island, N.Y., in
1972. He was vice president of
Manufacturer's Hanover Bank for sev-
eral years in New York.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys; a
daughter, June R., of Binghamton, N.Y.:
a son, John J. Jr., of Reno, Nev.; and a sis-
ter Anne Carson of New Hope, Pa.
No local visitation was held. Ser-
vices were private. Memorials may be
made to the American Cancer Society,
1750 17th St., Suite A, Sarasota, Fla.
34234. National Cremation Society,
Sarasota chapter, was in charge of the
Michael M. Huseas
Michael M. Huseas, 84, of Holmes
Beach, died April 19 in Freedom Care
Born in Sparta, Greece, Mr. Huseas
came to the area from Chicago in 1956.
He was a former restaurant owner. He
was a member of St. Barbara's Greek
Orthodox Church of Sarasota. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Nona; a
daughter, Michelle A. Vallanueva of
Sarasota and two grandchildren.
No local visitation or services were
held. Memorials may be made to St.
Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church, 7671
Lockwood Ridge Road., W., Sarasota,
Fla. 34230. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.
Terry Mattingly, 47, died April 19,
at Murray, Kentucky.
He resided in Cortez and was affec-
tionately known as "The Dude." He was a
member of The Loyal Order of Moose,
Anna Maria Island Lodge #2188.
Survivors include his dear friend
Funeral services were held in Lou-
Mary Blanche Musgrave, 96, of
Holmes Beach died April 20.
Born in Monroe County, Ind., Mrs.
Musgrave came to this area in 1965
from Martinsville, Ind. She was a
homemaker and active in church ac-
tivities. She was a member of Pleasant
Grove Christian Church in
She is survived by a daughter,
Naomi Arnold, of Holmes Beach,
three grandchildren, four great-grand-
children and one great-great-grand-
No local services were held. Burial
took place in Martinsville. Griffith-
Cline Island Chapel was in charge of
Ralph W. St. Lawrence
Ralph W. St. Lawrence, 63, of
Holmes Beach died April 19 in HCA/
L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Detroit, Mr. St. Lawrence
came to Manatee County from
Dearborn, Mich., in 1985. He was a
hydraulic engineer. He was a member
of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Ilene;
two daughters, Renee Watkins, and
Gayle, both of Bradenton; three sons,
Kenneth, Eugene and Randolph, all of
Bradenton; his mother, Theresa, of
Sarasota; five sisters, Phylis McGary
of Sarasota, Shirley Dalton of Bishop,
Calif., Mary Ellen Seel and Noreen
Pattenaude, both of Taylor, Mich., and
Alice Miller of Sarasota; two brothers,
Robert, of West Branch, Mich., and
Joseph, of Bradenton; three grandchil-
dren and a great -grandchild.
Visitation was held at Brown and
Sons Funeral Home in Bradenton.
Mass was held at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 280 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes
Beach, with the Rev. Benjamin Gorr
officiating. Burial was in Palmetto.
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
April 22, Beach Style, theft of bench.
April 24, Anna Maria IGA, retail theft of a pack of
cigarettes, suspect apprehended.
April 26, Elm Avenue, criminal mischief. The victim's
front and rear automobile windows were shattered and
right rear tire flattened.
April 26, Hardin Avenue, spouse battery.
April 26, Gladiolus Street, spouse battery and resist-
ing arrest with violence.
April 19, Sandpiper Mobile Home Park, theft of bi-
April 20, Circle K, Gulf Drive South, 7.81 gallons of
April 21, Gulf Drive South, auto burglary. The
automobile's convertible top was cut and a cassette
deck, amplifier, tennis racquet, radar detector, 18-inch
gold chain, and .45 caliber Colt 45 semi-automatic
handgun were stolen from the passenger and trunk
April 23, Jay E. Hough of Longboat Key was arrested
and charged with possession of paraphernalia and
DUI. Hough was observed traveling at a high rate of
speed and crossing the center line in the 1100 block of
Gulf Drive South. Hough's automobile almost struck
an officer's vehicle with emergency lights flashing.
Hough was stopped on the south side of the Longboat
Pass Bridge. He was observed throwing two Busch
beer cans to the rear of his van. A marijuana pipe, with
residue still warm, was found on the van's console.
April 23, 1800 block of SR 789, warrant arrest. Frank
Robert Williams was stopped for unlawful passing. A
check revealed the defendant had a capias from Sara-
sota for grand theft auto.
April 25, Leffis Key, burglary of purse and radio form
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April 21, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, burglary of radar
detector and fanny pack from automobile.
April 22, Eckerd's Drug Store parking lot, lost lady. The
lady had left her retirement home in Port Charlotte and
ended up in Holmes Beach. A daughter was contacted in
Ft Myers to make arrangements to retrieve her mother.
April 23, 65th Street, automobile ransacked. The vic-
tim was driving home on Gulf Drive in Bradenton
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were married last week
S, aboard the Seafood
Shack's Showboat, but
not before Gaylene
Shorter, maid of honor,
made sure that Anita
was feted at a bayfront
S bridal shower. An
unexpected guest, who
approached the party
asking for hand-outs
turned out to be
Cameron Scott, hired by
Shorter from Knights of
Pleasure in Tampa to
"entertain" the bride-to-
April 23, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, burglary of cam-
era, photo equipment and suitcases from automobile.
April 24, 3600 block of Gulf Drive. The victim heard
a noise, went outside and saw two white males running
from the building. Two unexploded acid bombs were
found lying in the yard. The bombs were disposed of
by the Manatee County Sheriff's Department Bomb
Squad. The case is under investigation.
April 24, 7200 block of Marina Drive, burglary of
water proof depth charts form boat.
April 24, 6th Avenue, prowler looking in bathroom
April 25, Eastbay Drive, burglary of wallet from duf-
fel bag in automobile. The duffel bag and its contents
were dumped in the swimming pool.
April 25, Seaside Court, burglary of fish finder and
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Firefighters reach out to community with free services
By Pat Copeland
Four Island firefighters spent an hour in front of
Island Foods Friday offering free blood pressure
checks to all takers as part of a new public awareness ,
program developed by Capt. Dennis Dotson.
"During my shift, we will spend an hour a week in St
different locations on the Island performing blood
pressure checks, fire extinguisher demonstrations, and
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) demonstra-
tions," explained Dotson. "We want to raise public
awareness because people don't know much about us. .
They see us pull up and immediately think of fire, but
85 to 90 percent of our calls are medical."
Firefighter Rick Gamin added, "We go to trailer parks
and condominiums to present programs, but we don't
reach the homeowner. This is a way to do that, so people
can get to know us and the services we offer.
Readings will be held every Friday from 11 a.m.
Gamin also noted that residents and visitors may '
stop by the fire station in Holmes Beach anytime dur-R 4.
ing business hours and have their blood pressure
checked at no cost. It won't hurt a bit Photo Pat Copeland
"It's a service we offer that many people don't Volunteers Chad Walker, left, Karl Bennett, center, and Capt Dennis Dotson of the Anna Maria Fire District
know about," he said. "We have people on heart medi- had people lined up for free blood pressure checks Saturday at Island Foods. The checks are part of the
cation who stop by every day to get checked." district's new public awareness program.
Dual taxation dispute again alive?
By Paul Roat
Dual taxation, the specter of the 1970s for coun-
ties and cities, may be looming ahead in the 1990s.
Once again the cry that services are being charged
yet not provided by counties against city taxpayers.
The issue pitted governments against one another in
the courts for years, finally being resolved in favor of
the cities for a time, at least.
Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers told the Manasota
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He said that the courts provided cities with that
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Evers said that by changing the Florida statutes an on-
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During the dredging operations, water is about as clear as a milkshake. But
what's the long term impact on Sarasota Bay?
By Bob Ardren
What price are we really paying for
all this beach "renourishment?"
Late last fall as the Island beaches
"renourishment" was getting underway,
we at the Islander Bystander started get-
ting calls about savage amounts of silt
pouring into Tampa Bay and Anna Maria
Sound with each incoming tide. Calls to
the Army Corp and even the Sarasota Bay
Program reassured us nothing was amiss
- but the folks over at Rod and Reel Pier
were practically put out of business by the
high turbidity in the water. The water
flowing past the pier had all the clarity of
Well, last week Dr. David
Tomasko of the Sarasota Bay Program
told me that now it appears the moni-
toring of the Illinois's dredging up here
"was probably located in the dredge
plume." That means the monitor was
comparing water coming out of the
dredge with water coming out of the
dredge. No wonder there were "no
problems" or shutdowns of the project.
Why bring all this up now? Be-
cause the dredges are coming back -
leaving a trail of bay destruction in
We're all heard and read about the
"world's largest dredge" moored off
New Pass and pumping sand onto south
Longboat's beaches. You know the
one. The "world's largest dredge"
pumping "world class sand" for beach
Well, Capt. Jonnie Walker, dean of
Sarasota's light tackle guides, says
much of this spring's Bay fishing was
missed because of that dredge.
Describing the clay-like sediment
coming out of the borrow pit in the
Gulf and flowing through New Pass
into the Bay with every tide, Walker
added, "I just hope it's not the kind of
damage we got from the Waterway
dredging (in the '50s) that took years
to go away."
It's like being strangled by your
mother, from the Bay's point of view.
Tomasko says he's working on sub-
stantiating the damage being done, add-
ing that personally "I'd trust Walker's
opinion." Walker spends maybe 300
days a year guiding on the Bay.
The sediment from the dredging
has apparently now filled most of Sara-
sota Bay, according to Walker, and is
now busy settling on its grasses and
bottom. A ride down to New Pass and
a look at the water will show you what
to expect when the dredge moves up to
Longboat Pass, just about the time you
Robert Simms of Longboat's dredg-
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monitoring of the water turbidity is done
by the dredging contractors themselves.
How's that for real oversight?
Dredging up new beaches for our
keys certainly makes them more attrac-
tive, to us and to our visitors. Some-
times, but not often and I really won-
der about the validity of this dredging
sometimes helps protect property and
buildings. But when folks like Tomasko
and Walker, two guys who probably
know as much about Sarasota Bay as
anyone alive., both tell me they believe
all this "beach renourishment" is stran-
gling Sarasota Bay, I tend to believe it.
It's easiest to blame all the murky
water on the weather. After all, we've
had lots of storms this spring. But it re-
ally appears to be more than the
weather. We've got a huge ("The
world's largest," remember?) fan blow-
ing up sand, shell and marrow just out-
side the mouth of Longboat Pass this
week. And every time the Sound and
Bay breathe with the incoming tides,
usually twice a day, they're getting a
breath of a lot more than any of us bar-
Hottest new water sport has to be
saltwater fly fishing. Sarasota now
sports an Orvis store for the gold-plated
crowd and even "economy" tackle
shops have $500 fly rods right out
where you can pick them up and al-
ways remember to look for overhead
ceiling fans before you do heft one.
Virtually all the fishing stories in
last month's FLORIDA SPORTSMAN
magazine featured fly fishing. An old,
old friend from Seattle (and ever lead-
ing edge Microsoft Corp.) called to say
he's going flyfishing for bonefish or
whatever in the Keys early in May.
This month's OUTSIDE magazine
has Randy Wayne White (the Sanibel
flats guide turned novelist), explaining
"Why We Fish" in fly rod terms. And
Frank Sargeant, the increasingly leg-
endary Outdoor Editor of the TAMPA
TRIBUNE, is pictured holding a fly rod
on his book covers.
Former Assistant Superintendent of
Schools in Sarasota Ad Gilbert, (wanna
know where some of the really good
folks in education went?) now guides
for fly fisherfolks out of Venice.
It's In, friends. Saltwater fly fishing
couldn't be hotter. Hemingway's Th-
ompson submachine' gun must have
been a grin for him and the guys out
fishing, but we really do think differ-
ently now. Now the craze is to fish with
a light, almost weightless rod with a
hook wrapped with a little fur and feath-
ers as bait. The distance between the
two philosophies is vast.
Who says some thing's aren't get-
ting better? See you next week.
[j THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 29, 1993 N PAGE 17
King mackerel running without FAST, PROFESSIONAL
By Mike Heistand
Dave from the Anna Maria City Pier reported
nice drum were being caught on shrimp. Several mack-
erel snagged lines but Dave said it was very sporadic.
Someone caught a 32-inch redfish and released it, he
Captain Tom Chaya said that snook were hitting
well making his clients very happy. Tom had also been
catching redfish and trout to round out his catches.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said red grouper had
been reported offshore. Mangrove snapper and snook
seemed to be the center of attention in the backwater
with redfish being an added bonus. Chris also said that
there were plenty of mackerel in the Gulf for those
who could get to them.
Captain Phil Shields' clients did well on grouper
up to ten pounds. Phil also caught snapper, cobia, and
mackerel this week. Fishing was improving every day,
John from Island Discount Tackle reported
snook, trout and redfish were found this week inshore
while kingfish, cobia and grouper were reported off-
shore. John also had reports of some snook being
caught on fly rods this week.
Captain Rick Gross said there was so much
snook last week he was able to bring in limit catches
on every one of his charters. He also said that some-
times the redfish got so aggressive, they won't let the
snook get to the baits.
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet re-
ported that the fleet's four-hour trip averaged 70 head
of lane, gray, and vermilion snapper. Its six-hour trip
averaged 300 head of vermilion and mangrove snap-
per, porgies and a ten pound red grouper. Its nine-hour
trip came in with 600 pounds of fish which included
red grouper, a 30 pound black grouper, mangrove
snapper and scampi.
Margaret from the Bradenton Beach Pier said
they were catching lots of flounder and sheepshead.
The fishing had been excellent, she added.
Terry from Annie's Bait & Tackle had an interest-
ing report from Captain Zack of the "De Jay II." He
said before the front, fishing had blown wide open in
the Bay for snook up to 20 pounds (two 30 pound class
were lost), large redfish, gater trout and lots of founder.
After the front, he had to work to get fish but fishing
improved by the weekend.
Dewey from the Rod & Reel Pier reported an-
glers were catching pompano and permit using shrimp.
He said big mackerel averaging between 18 inches and
Little League results
Major League Standings
Team Won Lost
AMFD 3 0
WAC 1 1
Kiwanis 1 2
Haleys 1 2
Hi-12 0 1
Major League Scores
4/12 AMFD, 4
4/13 Kiwanis, 25
4/14 AMFD 2
4/19 WAC 9
4/20 AMFD 20
4/21 Hi-12 3
4/22 Haleys 17
4/29 AMFD vs
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A magic catch
Josh Guariglia, visiting from Ohio, caught this 27.5
inch, seven and a half pound redfish while fishing
off of the charter boat "Magic." Gary Guariglia,
Josh's father, caught his own redfish -
one inch longer and weighing in at eight
and a half pounds. Both of the catches
were released. Dad and son are doing
will with their exciting memories.
21 inches were also being caught using silver spoons
and white jugs. And there were still a lot of redfish
being caught and released with barracuda and king
mackerel running by without anyone catching them.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
they were catching mackerel on the flats and a few
flounder and snook around the mangroves. Carl also
said Captain Todd Romaine of the "Oscar II" had
come in two days with his limit on snook.
Captain Dave Pinkham from Gulf to Bay Char-
ters reported doing real well with kingfish in the 35
pound range in 30 feet to 70 feet of water. He said he
was also doing well with yellowtail, mangrove snap-
per and he had found flounder on the reefs. Jason
Faneca caught a 60 pound cobia on 12-pound test line
and fought it for one-and-a-half hours until it finally
broke the line, all on his fifteenth birthday last week.
Your reporter/captain caught and released some
very large redfish this week as well as a few bit trout,
up to 26 inches. Clients boated a few snook as the
week each days catch improved.
WAC 3 (7 innings)
AMFD's great start in the second half of the Little
League season has been keyed by the pitching of Mark
Pelham and Ryan Lashway, backed by errorless play.
At the April 12 game against Haleys, Pelham
pitched a complete game victory, giving up only 4 hits
and no walks. Then, on April 14, Lashway struck out
16 while beating the season's first half winners, WAC,
with a score of 2 to 1.
Greg LaPensee and Brett Lance hooked up in a
Warming up for the grand slam
Anna Maria Island Community Center Little League
player Jonathan Cannon warms up before going to
bat for his minor league team, Cannon Realty.
pitcher's duel that was suspended by curfew, still tied
3 to 3, after 7 innings.
Scott Atkinson became the first player this year
to hit a homer clean out of the park.
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4 Butterfly babies
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Randy Blancet, Noelle Valentino, Katie
Holmes and Jennifer Burgner (above), all
Students in Karen Paul's third-grade class,
hold the butterflies their class watched
develop from the larva stage into beautiful
diurnal lepidopterous insects. At left, Miss
Paul helps coax the butterflies out of their
S' birthing home and into freedom. All left
without much coaxing except for the one
.that came out of the cocoon with a bent
A; wing. The class put it on a bush to let it
have time to "find its wings."
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Toni King, Realtor/Associate
Office: (813) 778-6654
After Hours: (813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!
130 51st St: Two bedroom/two bath home in heart of
Holmes Beach. Corner lot, zoned duplex. Close to new
walking beach. $145,000.
316 Magnolia: Two bedroom/two bath elevated
home with large yard. Lots of storage extra huge ga-
rage! Asking $139,900.
520 56th: Large canalfront home. 3-4 bedrooms/
3baths, lovely vaulted ceilings and copper waterfall add
an elegant touch. Asking $182,500.
318 Tarpon: Three bedroom/two bath home on deep
canal with direct access to Tampa Bay. Large dock plus
lift for smaller boat. Lovely porches and cupola have
pleasant views. Asking $299,000.
319 Hardin: Large two bedroom/two bath with lots of
character. Deep sailboat water, great backyard with
nice trees. A Must See! Asking $16299eo $155,000.
104 Pelican: Family home boasts 4 bedrooms/
3baths, large eat-in kitchen, fireplace, pool, huge
dock plus downstairs rec room and huge garages.
604 N. Shore: Four units (two duplexes) on lovely wa-
terway and close to north end beaches. One efficiency,
one 1 bedroom, two 2 bedroom units are all recently
renovated. Great rental history! Asking $249,000.
217 Pine: Commercial building (new ROR zoning in
Anna Maria allows apt, too) has loads of possibilities.
Currently used as apt. and office PLUS it has lovely pool
... what a place to work!!! Asking $167,000.
4D Bayou: Lovely 2 bedror'~p'"tl ..t in Anna
Maria's only condrj,- T lsi "t canalfront unit has
lovely vie' cOt.*Tte setting. Asking $83,500.
103 Pelican: Canalfront lot one of the last still available
in Anna Maria. 75 x 100. Asking $409-0,00 $99,000.
Lot 13, Blue Heron Drive: Absolutely stupendous, se-
cluded parcel on Bayou overlooking lovely, serene wa-
ters. Huge dock and nice trees make this a one-of-a-
kind setting for your home!!! Asking $250,000.
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
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KEY ROYALE Large 3BD/2BA home in
mint condition on sail boat water new seawall
GREAT DUPLEX Ground floor 2BD/1.5BA
each side. Close to shopping & beaches turn-
key furnished. Excellent rental history, $125,000.
ISLAND FOUR PLEX Two duplexes 2BD/
1BA each side. Well maintained rental units.
Close to beach & shopping. Owner financing
Call Harold "Hal" Gillihan, PA, GRI
Realtor@/Associate Evenings 778-2194
Neal & Neal, Realtors (813) 778-2261
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
107 11th St S
2204 Avenue C
601 Gulf Dr N
206 Gulf Watch 2
611 Gulf Dr N
17 A Imperial House
208 54th St
218 S Harbor Dr
3801 4th Av
5 La Playita
6250 Holmes Blvd
50 N Beach Village
c 750 sfla
c 850 sfla
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elev. duplex condo 1993 No. Beach Inc/Klein
3br/2.5ba/2car 1600 sfla week of 2/22/93
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
$129,000. Call Stan Williams. .Moynihan
cUSTOM DUPLEX Exceptional design and well buit BAYFRONT LOT Central Holmes Beach location
Holmes Beach duplex on 74th St. Short walk to prime with deep water dockage and fabulous view. Lot is
GULF AND BAY VIEWS From the balconies of this SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT Fully furnished 2BR-
2 story unfurnished townhouse. 2BR 2.5BA with 2BA top floor, end unit with fabulous view of the Bay.
extra storage and two carports on ground level. Just Deep water boat dock one block to prime beach.
cross the street for a walk on the beach. Priced at Offered at $125,000. Owner financing. Call Dave
$129,000. Call Stan Williams. Moynihan.
CUSTOM DUPLEX Exceptional design and well built BAYFRONT LOT Central Holmes Beach location
Holmes Beach duplex on 74th St. Short walk to prime with deep water dockage and fabulous view. Lot is
beach. Spacious floor plans, each 2BR 2BA w/private ga- cleared and measures 85' x 130'. Offered at
rage. Offered at $179,900. Call Dave Moynihan. $192,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
GREAT VISTAS From this exceptional 2BR -2BA NAUTILUS Fully furnished 2BR 2BA apartment
condominium. You can see from Tampa to Sara- located at the desirable Nautilus Condominium.
sota along the Intracoastal waterway. Recently re- Complex offers heated pool, tennis, resident man-
decorated from top to bottom. Premium bayfront for ager and fabulous walking beach. Excellent rental
only $129,900. Call Stan Williams. opportunity. Priced at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
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NORTH SHORE! $220,000 #51662...
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath Anna Maria
Island home. Fireplace, wood floors, tile &
more. Bayview from the balcony.
ISLAND INVESTMENT! $169,900 #51587 ...
Live-in one side and rent the other. Very
nice Island duplex 1/2 block from the Gulf of
Mexico. Larger side is turnkey furnished.
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PALMETTO POINT! $103,900 #1570 ...
Fantastic 2 story pool home with family room,
fenced yard, ceiling fans & more! Recently
reduced. To see, call June Gilley 792-0758.
PRICE REDUCED! $49,900 #50564 ... This is your
chance to own a business. Good location, high
traffic area. Call Horace Gilley 792-0758 anytime!
WANNA POOL AROUND! $178,700 #50223
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2 bedroom, 2 bath pool home! Call Bob or Lu
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SPORTSMAN HARBOR! $169,900 #51345 ...
Quality new construction. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
just steps to Gulf beaches!
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Beach Bistro fetes DJs, serves
town at 'Taste of Tampa'
Beach Bistro and Inn participated in the Taste of Tampa, held at the Tampa Bay Per-
forming Arts Hall, recently and wowed the crowds with an elaborate display of culi-
nary skills and a presentation that included beach umbrellas and sails.
Owner Sean Murphy was interviewed by a television crew at the event (right). Prior
to the opening of the event, Murphy feted Bob and Judd, FM101 radio disc jockeys dur-
ing their 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. broadcast.
The popular morning duo were served a 6-course meal by Murphy including salmon
pizza, crab cakes, bodilabaisse and rack of lamb plus the two DJs consumed four bottles
What a morning that must have been for listeners of the popular "oldies" show.
a REALTOR@ MLS LS
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h605C Manatee Av W.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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WELCOME TOO!) Wheel right in to this
waterfront 2BR/2BA Condo with covered
parking, totally updated. Shell Point -
6300 Flotilla Drive, #91.
Call Marilyn Trevethan
Office: 778-2261 Evening 778-8477
(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. 0. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
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CHOICE ISLAND HOMESITES
Wooded Waterfront Lot
Secluded canalfront lot on quiet Anna Maria
village street. Direct Gulf and Bay access with
no bridges. A great buy at only $125,000!
BAY VIEW LOT WITH CANAL FRONTAGE!
This desirable lot offers the best of both worlds.
Situated on the Island's bay side in a fine
neighborhood of beautiful, new homes, this 74
x 100 lot offerds5 feet on a deep, seawalled
canal plus a magnificent view of glorious
Tampa Bay! Lovely, private walking beach
across street. Only $145,900. Call today!
LOT FOR SALE
Choice 75 x 100 lot in village of Anna Maria.
Short walk to both bay and Gulf. Owner financ-
ing with $20,000 down at 9% for 10 18 years.
Only $72,500! With docking privileges!
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HOLMES BEACH Near library, post office,
shops & just 3 blocks to the beach. 1 BR/1 BA
condo with private garage. $56,000.
Office: 778-2261 Evenings: 778-6791
Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
:. "OUR CHOICE
Relax on the deck in the shade or sun on the patio. 2BR/1.5B
home with mother-in-law apartment. Family room and/or stu-
dio. Laundry area. $119,000. Toni or Herb King, 778-1785.
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH Prime location to own and have
a rental income to help with the mortgage. 2BR/1B with
large living room with fireplace and eat-in kitchen and 1BR/
1B with screened lanai. $189,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
HOLMES BEACH Island cottage with open kitchen,
dining and living room. Cathedral ceilings and terrazzo
floors. Close to beach and shopping. $95,000. Toni or
Herb King, 778-1785.
BEACH WALKERS DREAM Exquisite 3BR/2B re-
modeled beach home, one property from the Gulf. From
sunrise to sunset, low maintenance, modern convenience,
Old Florida. $269,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
VAST BAYOU OVERLOOK Sailboat water laps 2
sides of this Key Royale property. 3BR/2B u-shaped
home surrounds heated and caged pool. Boat dock.
$279,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call on ISLAND
REALTY GROUP OFFICE! Four ISLAND Real Estate Offices
working together to provide personal & professional services.
Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience
shows we are long established ISLAND offices!
ENJOY WEEKENDS OR A LIFETIME AT "GREAT DUPLEX BUY"
SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUMS Located in Anna Maria City, a great 2B/2B each
Elevator, swimming pool & tennis fa- unit duplex. Both units are fully furnished. Great
cilities. Nice two bedroom, two bath seasonal rental. Close to shopping, post office &
cilities. Nice two bedroom, two bath sparkling Gulf beaches. Priced right at $149,900.
unit $94,900. Call Agnes Tooker today. (eves 778-5287)
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Duplex close to beach, includes 2 bed-
rooms, 1 bath each side. Nice large lot
and priced to sell! As is, $130,000. Call
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259
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849 N. Shore Dr.
Gulffront in Anna Maria on northern
tip of Anna Maria Island. 4 bed-
room, 2.5 baths. $275,000.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
NEW LISTING KEY ROYALE PASS: Unques-
tionably un-ordinary three bedroom, four bath luxury
home on Key Royale Pass. Many extras including
fireplace, 3 car garage and workshop, lavish baths,
his and hers walk in closets, heated pool, sprinkler
system, davits, and sailboat water. Priced at $395,000.
Call Carol Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 Eves.
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SEASIDE GARDENS: A lot of paradise for a little
money. Warm and inviting 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa.
Fully applianced, screened lanai, spacious 24 x 25
deck with 6 person hot tub, fountain, and extra stor-
age. Home Owner's Warranty for peace of mind.
Just move in and relax. Only $89,900. Call for ap-
pointment, Sandy Greiner 778-3794.
REDUCED PERICO BAY CLUB : First floor villa
with a lake view. 3 bedroom, 2 bath Blue Heron
model with custom drapes, wallpaper and mirrored
wall. Screened porch has storm shutters. Reduced
to $106,900. To see this very attractive model,
please call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext. 66 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS
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LAnna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA [
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
Carpentry, Concrete, Aluminum and Screening Service
Rotted Wood Repair Specialist
High in Quality Not in Price Will Beat Any Written Estimate
30 Years Exp. Call Frank 753-7757
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630
Lie. No. 4467
ACR ACR Combined
S ACR W Services Inc.
LAWN / Commercial Residential
SE R ...l.. Yard Clean Up Plantings
SERVICE Free Estimates 778-9665
Aluminum, Wood, Vinyl Siding Cleaning
Wood Decks, Patios and Boats
Free Estimates Insured Tom Thompson
Your present roof can be
Mobile homes, gravel and tile.
Self-cleaning and mildew resistant.
ATLAS HOME IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Lic. #16750.001 925-1640
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ELAINE F. DEFFENBAUGH GARY F. DEFFENBAUGH
2 MOBILE LOCKSMITH
I Registered Bonded Insured
LUGGAGE REPAIR 778-5594
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of Florida, Inc. Rxoo65455
SOFFIT & FASCIA
778-7074 Financing Available
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Shirley Otey, E. A.
Licensed by the U. S. Government to
represent taxpayers before the IRS
* Free Estimates.
32 12" round concrete stepping stones, 350 each.
PANASONIC CAR PHONE with battery charger.
RADIO SHACK Realistic Scanner. Programmable.
Picks up police, fire & rescue, Coast Guard and can
seek and find for cellular phone. $500. 778-5429.
KING SIZE WATERBED $75. 778-9392.
TROPITONE PATIO furniture. Cocktail table with
4 arm chairs. $99.50. 778-9102.
404B CLARK DRIVE, Holmes Beach. Fri-Sun,
April 30-May 2. Nice women clothing and misc.,
goodies. No early birds!
FRI MON, 8:00 ?. Mutli family yard sale. Sunny
Shore Mobile Home Park, 115th St W (turn west at
115th St W off Cortez Rd and watch for signs.
1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer in-
cluded. Worth $14,000, sacrifice at $12,000. 778-
4084 or 778-6541.
BOAT DAVITS 22001b. Make offer. 18ft Jon boat,
8' beam, no motor. $500. 778-5986.
FREE BOAT SLIP in exchange for occasional use of
boat. 25 to 35' range. I will maintain. Safe, well lit area,
maximum exposure for selling a boat 778-7765.
SECRETARY NEEDED F/T for consulting com-
pany. WP, Lotus, and good organizational skills a
plus. Mail resume to PO Box 1267, Holmes Beach,
BEACH WALKERS: Volunteers are needed for the
Turtle Watch program to walk the beach in north
Bradenton Beach and south Holmes Beach. 778-
1156 or 778-1126.
NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted immediately. Busy
PART TIME Maintenance and pounds position.
Apply in person at Via Roma. 2408 Gulf Dr, North
Bradenton Beach. 9 4. No calls.
VENDORS NEEDED Whitney Beach Arts & Crafts
Fest. Sat May 29, 9 4. 778-3794 for info.
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature
companion in your home? Non-smoker, cook,
drive, etc. Full-time or part-time. 778-8216.
PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
COUPLE AVAILABLE for on site small motel or
apartment complex management. Mature and re-
sponsible, experienced. Available year round. Call
DO YOU NEED a mature companion in your
home? Cook, drive, etc. Full time or Thursday &
Friday part time. 778-8216.
ISLAND GARDNER will turn your boring landscape
into a yard bursting with blooming flowers and
color. For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the
beach environment all summer, call 778-2260.
DEPENDABLE, quality cleaning. References avail-
able. Experienced, honest. Reasonable ironing
rates. Call Lucy at 778-2479.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office or
dock at your convenience. Complete detailing
includes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & under-
body cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires &
trim dressed and much more. Protect your invest-
ment. Call Damon on mobile number 356-4639.
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging *
SHauling By the cut or by the month.
12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
See us for Carpet* Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903
SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING
Specialists in Insurance Work
Water and Flood Extractions
24-Hour Emergency Service
Call Sunshine for all your carpet needs.
315 58th St. Holmes Beach 778-6903
STA E REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
S-* COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
^ Mi MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
Free Estimates for Residential, Business,
Pre-Construction & Business
778-4900 FAX 778-0493
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We are now offering a
HEAT PUMP TUNE-UP
Service Call Coil Cleaning
Refrigerant (Freon) Labor
*Lubricate Fan Motor
Rust Inhibitors ...
DISCOUNT ON PARTS
AUTHORIZED AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING
ZT * SALES & SERVICE
Commercial & Residential
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
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MOTHER WILL BABY-SIT in her home. Monday
thru Friday. For more information. Call Mary 778-
YES, Pine-So Patty & Co. is still here!! We do ev-
erything cleaning, windows, moving help, driving,
etc. 10% discount to Tom Selleck 778-9217.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing specialist. State licensed and insured. Many
island references. 778-2993.
WHO WANTS to live with dirty carpet. Relax and
let Fat Cat clean your carpet and upholstered fur-
niture. Jon Kent, island resident, owner. 8 to 5
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private
parties or any occasion. 794-5947.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE.
Professional repairs & installation. Fully insured in
Manatee county for 25 years. Call Ken Montgom-
ery for your free estimate today at 792-9252.
APPLIANCES Used & reconditioned. Servicing
also available. Call Frank at Island Appliance. 778-
PRESSED FOR TIME Call Island Ironing. Beauti-
fully done by a professional with 20 years experi-
ence. Openings available at reasonable rates. 778-
OVER THE RAINBOW STITCHERY Custom do-
mestic sewing. Specializing in repairing rental dam-
ages. Bernie Hemingway 795-7312.
ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodel-
ing & repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-
overs, carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured,
references, reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-
TROUBLE WITH TEENS? Help through
graphology(hand writing analysis)... Call Preston
for appointment 749-5304.
ISLAND WEST APARTMENTS
GRACIOUS economy vacation apartments with
pool. One short block to beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2
bedrooms. Call Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-6569.
EFFICIENCY Half block to beach, fully furnished,
north Holmes Beach. $350mo (plus deposit) all
- utilities including cable. Available 5/8. 778-6198 or
748-4842 (8-5, M-F).
DUE TO CONSTRUCTION delay. 2/1, beach
house, available month of May 778-4372.
FURNISHED DUPLEX on Intracoastal-coastal,
great view. 2/1, week/month/year. 778-7980.
BRADENTON BEACH 1 block to beach, 1/1, pool,
quite, clean. $250/wk, mo. Tim 748-2084.
ANNA MARIA Furnished 1BR apartment, Gulf/Bay
view, pool, patio. $550/mo includes utilities. 211 S
Bay Blvd 778-2896.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
Unfurnished 3/2, 2 car garage, washer/dryer, 20 X
10 storage room, wrap around deck. Heated pool.
BAY FRONT 2/1, May Oct. Spotless, furnished
duplex. Deep water dock. Walk to beach. No pets.
FURNISHED Lovely view on bay. Nice, quite
ground floor. 1 and 2 bedrooms. One block to
new beach. Available now and for next seasonri'
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front
apartments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/
FEMALE WANTED to rent large room in nice new
Bradenton home. 10 minutes from island. $300 mo/
includes utilities. 778-6541 weekdays.
TOWNHOUSE 2BR, excellent location, freshly
decorated. $93,850. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate
HOUSE WANTED in Holmes Beach on water. Will
pay up to $200,000. Ready for quick closing. Prin-
cipals only. 778-4290.
INVESTORS. 2 & 3BR, GULF FRONT condos.
Grossing over 40,000 per year. Spectacular 2 year
old complex. Priced under $300,000. CRAIG
ABBOTT, PREMIER PROPERTIES 383-1990.
HOLMES BEACH 3/2, w/art/craftroom, fireplace,
POOL, deep CANAL, near Intracoastal, seawall,
davits, $179,900. Call Fred or Brenda Katz 778-
7980 Prudential Florida Realty.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2/2, 2nd floor, water view,
Extras and upgrades. $92,000. Owner 795-2636.
HOLMES BEACH 6/4, 2 story, w/large family room,
fireplace, decks, POOL, seawall, boat lift, near In-
tracoastal, deep CANAL, extras! $399,000. Call
Fred or Brenda Katz 778-7980 Prudential Florida
DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL! Deep water dock-
age! Great view! Bradenton Beach. 2 story, 2/1,
garage, seawall, recently remodeled! $155,000.
WATERFRONT LOT MARINA ISLE, Holmes
Beach, exceptional Island community. Ready to
build. Act fast...this is the only remaining lot avail-
able. $187,500. Call Jeannie or Judy. 778-5445,
778-3806. Jean Holmes Realty.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE CONDO Directly on
beach at 68th St, Holmes Beach. Spectacular Gulf
view 2/1.5 with built-in furniture. One of only ten
luxury units. $175,000. Owner (212) 966-5007.
LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years expe-
rience. Call 778-2324.
Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152
t CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. W AT CORTEZ ROAD
Elaine is still here ...
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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
ROOF REPAIRS INSURED UCENSED
SINGLE PLY ROOFING 74f6-64
Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles
FAMILY OWNED AND
OVER 10 YEARS
7:30 TO 5
SAT. 8 TO 12
We specialize in custom cabinet making:
formica tops, entertainment centers, vanities
and kitchens. Millwork wood cut to size.
213 54th Street Holmes Beach 778-3082
Located just West of the Island Shopping Center
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MEMBER: ANNA MARIA & LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
JUST LISTED ! !
Lovely upgraded 2BR/2BA unit in this Bayfront com-
plex. Delightful screened porch overlooks greenbelt.
Complex complete with tennis, heated pool, shuffle
board, Club House and putting green. $112,500 #11031.
Bobye Chasey EVES: 778-1532
Enjoy the sunrises from your dock in the Bay. Up-
dated 3BR/2.5BA home with fantastic Bay view from
kitchen, living room and dining room. $208,000.
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791
RUNAWAY BAY WITH A VIEW!
Palma Sola Bay is your front lawn. Updated 2BR/
2BA unit with great rental history. Lots of decorator
touches. WON'T LAST! $109,900.
Frank Davis EVES: 778-6335
AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING
1BR/1BA unit located in center of Holmes Beach. Walk
to beach, stores and library. Public transportation close
by. JUST $56,000.
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791
GULF FRONT DUPLEX
Ground level with allowance for upgrades. Great rental
location. 2BR/1BA each side. Could be converted to
single family beach house. Just $239,000.
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791
Large family home, 6BR/4BA, located on Key Royale
Bayou with indoor pool and great water views. New sec-
ond floor addition in 1992. $365,000.
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791
Spacious Island duplex with 2BR/1BA each side on
large lot with short walk to beach and shopping. Situ-
ated on quiet dead end street. $139,000.
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791
Fabulous interior and view from this cozy 1 bedroom
unit. Shows like a model. 2 heated pools, tennis,
newly decorated. MAKE AN OFFER! $84,900.
John Green EVES: 778-3167
Most desirable unit with great southern exposure for
those sunny days. Unit has fabulous views of Bay and
Lagoon. Newly decorated 2BR/2BA unit. $110,000.
John Green EVES: 778-3167
REDUCED ! !
GORGEOUS BAY LIVING
Tropical setting, very private 4BR/3BA home with
large caged pool and Jacuzzi, fish pond w/ caged
waterfall, fireplace, boat dock, natural mangrove.
Access to Bay! REDUCED TO $257,000.
Nick Patsios EVES: 778-4642 #10057
2BR/2BA on each side of this totally upgraded du-
plex. Close to wide beach. Good rental history.
#10550. REDUCED TO $146,900.
Richard Freeman EVES: 778-2284
(813) 778-2261 II
ANNA MARIA CANAL HOME
2BR/2BA home w/ natural cedar siding. Great Room
concept w/open kitchen, large utility room with lots of
storage space. Great rear decks give views of Tampa
Bay. Dock & davits. #10483. REDUCED TO.$198,500.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261
GREAT ISLAND INVESTMENT
6 units situated on 3 lots. Steps to sandy walking beach of
Anna Maria. Short blocks to restaurants, bank, library and
shops. Remodeled in 1991-92. REDUCED TO $338,000.
Rose Schnoerr EVES: 778-7780
OPN7 AS EE TL FE 180-2-NA
Owner financing available on this 2BR/2BA home on
canal in prestigious Key Royale. Pool, open floor
plan and fenced stone yard are just some of the many
features. REDUCED TO $235,999.
Evelyn Mitchell EVES: 778-1952
3BR/2BAhighqualityhomein private areaof AnnaMaria.
Well landscaped. Handcraftedbrickfireplace. 10' on Bayou
complete w/dock. REDUCED TO $229,000.
Dick Maher EVES: 778-6791