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By Paul Roat
"Full-service family fun and entertainment including
Jet-ski rental, cabana rental, concessions and water bike
rental" is what a St Petersburg-based company wants to
offer on the beach in Bradenton Beach.
Wet Willies, Inc. requested information about li-
censes and permits to establish a beach-side rental busi-
ness in the 300 block of Gulf Drive South. The area is
zoned commercial, but is used for residential purposes.
Andrew Lindzy, a principle with Wet Willies, Inc.,
received an occupational license Friday.
Richard Hickey, owner of the Beach Barn at Bridge
Street and Gulf Drive, also requested permission for ca-
bana rentals on the beach fronting his establishment.
Rental of cabanas, Jet-skis, catamaran sailboats and
other paraphernalia is generally frowned upon on the
beach itself, although one beach concession business does
operate in the city. Ralph Cole operates a sailboat, Jet-ski
and cabana rental business on the beach in front of the
Catalina Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive. The resort is
owned by Mayor Katie Pierola and her husband, Gil.
Cole said he was given permission to operate his busi-
ness in 1982 by the city council under then-Mayor Dick
Pierola has said she receives no financial benefit from
Cole's rental business.
BradentoniBeach City Council members last Thursday
referred the matter of beach concessions to the city planning
and zoning board, as well as the city's planner Bill Brisson.
No dates have been set for a discussionrof the matter.
* TThe rental of chairs, boats and motorized watercraft
was not presented in a public hearing format, but several
residents spoke up in opposition to the concession.
"This would turn our family island into Coney Is-
S land," Bradenton Beach resident Kay Hoey said.
"You need to extend the city limits into the water to
: control businesses like this," John Sandberg said.
"This is the last stretch of beach that is pristine and not
commercial," John Kaufmann said, "and it should remain
Beach rental operations are not specifically permitted
inBradenton Beach, but they are not specifically outlawed
either, City Planner Brisson said. "This is going to be a
tricky area," he said.
City Attorney Alan Prather agreed with Brisson, and
added another bit of confusion to the issue.
Although the city may issue an occupational license
!; for the rental of beach-related things on the beach, Prather
said, the issuance of the license does not mean the busi-
ness is permitted. He used the example of having an oc-
cupational license to sell green, leafy plants as being le-
gal, but the sale of marijuana being illegal. Prather called
the issuance of occupational licenses "revenue generators"
rather than "regulatory licenses."
S"An occupational license does not grant approval,"
Prather said, adding that the cabana-sailboat-Jet ski rental
issue "is a very confusing and precise issue that you're
really going to have to wrestle with."
The rental operation promises to be a touchy subject
for Pierola. If she votes against the business, she would be
subject to criticism as the only resort-owner in the city to
have a cabana rental. If she votes for the business, she risks
the ire of citizens opposed to the beach operation.
Beach cabana rental in other parts of the island is not
prevalent, officials have told the Islander Bystander.
Holmes Beach Public Works Director John
Fernandez said any such beach rental activity would re-
quire an occupational license, and would be allowed only
in the hotel-motel zone the area generally from the
Martinique condominiums north to 75th Street.
Cabana rentals could only be conducted in association
with a hotel or motel, Fernandez said, and the business
would have to primarily serve the guests of the motel or
hotel. He added that representatives of Resort 66 had in-
quired about such a use, but nothing has been permitted
and no permits have been issued by the city.
Anna Maria Public Works Director Don Tarantola
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Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Last week's cold front last of the year, we all hope brought out the daredevil in some board sailors who took
to the air while leaping the big surf off the Island
Island Springfest this weekend
Anna Maria Island Art League will host its 6th an-
nual Springfest, a festival of fine arts and crafts, on Sat-
urday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to
said beachfront property in that city is mostly under pri-.
vate ownership, with only about a half-dozen commercial
properties on the beach. He said that if a commercial en-
terprise did request beach cabana or other rentals, it would
be subject to building requirements. No such request has
been made in Anna Maria, Tarantola added.
Other communities have wrestled with the issue of
beach concessions as well.
"Permitting Jet-ski rentals on the beach on Lido Key was
one of the biggest mistakes we made," former Sarasota Mayor
Jack Gurney said. He explained that several cabana rental
operations exist on Lido Beach, but only one received a spe-
cial exception to operate motorized watercraft
Gurney said the business has been the focus of intense
and near-constant complaints from residents since it was
permitted several years ago.
5 p.m. at Holmes Beach City Hall Park. Many local
artists will be in attendance. Admission and parking is
free. Information, call 778-2099.
THE BESTBEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
It was a day of reversals for Holmes Beach voters
Tuesday: for the first time in more than a decade a male
mayor was elected, and only one male member on an
otherwise all-female council will serve for at least the
Rich Bohnenberger defeated Joy Courtney for the
mayoral position. Bohnenberger, who resigned his seat
on the council to run for higher office, received 872
votes, or 69 percent, to Courtney's 397, or 31 percent of
For city council, incumbents Carol Whitmore and
Pat Geyer gained seats on the council, as did Luke
Courtney, defeating Lee Edwards and David
Council vote tabulations were:
Whitmore 983 votes, 29 percent;
Geyer 812 votes, 24 percent;
Courtney 629 votes, 18.6 percent;
Edwards 613 votes, 18.1 percent;
Schueneman 350 votes, 10.3 percent.
Total voter turnout was about 39 percent. A
total of 1,325 voters cast ballots. There are 3,342
registered voters in Holmes Beach.
Bohnenberger will be the first male mayor of the
city since Jim Zerby served in that office 16 years ago.
Courtney will be the only male member of the council.
The vote tally was delayed due to the closeness
of the race between Courtney and Edwards. State
laws require any race with less than one-half of one
percent difference be re-counted.
Bohnenberger for mayor;
Whitmore, Geyer, Courtney for
council in Holmes Beach
BOUNCING BOARD SAILORS FIND A THRILL
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Police Chief Romine ................... Page 4
Opinions ................................... Page 6
The Way We Were ..................... Page 7
Stir-it-up ............................. Page 16
Streetlife.................................... Page 17
Outdoors .................................Page 20
MARCH 10, 1994
Kij PAGE 2 E MARCH 10, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Council favors 30-day option for bridge repairs
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council is leaning toward a
30-day fall closing for Cortez Bridge repairs, but a final
decision will not be made until public comment is re-
Gerald Carrigan, DOT district director of production,
fielded questions on the two repair options at last week's
council work session. Carrigan said options include:
1. A 30-day closing of the entire bridge, with single-
lane closures before and after the 30-day period.
2. A 31-week period of single-lane closures.
Either option may be exercised after Easter and be-
fore Memorial Day in 1995.
The DOT favors the 30-day option, said Carrigan,
because of less disruption to traffic, cost advantage and
construction safety. He said most of the input he has re-
ceived to date favors the fall closure.
Emergency services and hurricane evacuation have
been two of the biggest issues surrounding the 30-day
"Everything will be routed to the Anna Maria Bridge,
which opens three times an hour," Carrigan explained. "I
have called Mr. Winslow of the Coast Guard to make him
realize that when the Cortez Bridge is closed, the number
of openings could be critical to providing emergency ser-
vices. He has indicated that he would consider single
openings on the hour. He wouldn't put it in writing yet."
Resident Luke Courtney said the Manatee bridge
should be locked down during the 30-day period.
Carrigan noted, "That is controlled by the Coast
Guard, and they have informed us that it is a violation of
the code of federal regulations. They cannot allow that
bridge to be closed to water-borne traffic. It would take
an act of Congress, literally, to change that."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked what will hap-
pen if the Manatee bridge gets stuck and there is a medi-
cal emergency during the 30-day closure.
Fire Chief Andy Price replied, "When we've had
problems with the bridges in the past, we've had to go the
route through Longboat Key to Sarasota. The time ele-
ment is not as critical as you may think. The Manatee and
Sarasota Hospitals are about the same distance. If it's a
life-threatening situation, there's no problem. Either
Bayflite or Tampa General or St. Joseph's will come (by
helicopter) and take the patient to any facility."
On hurricane evacuation, Carrigan said there is a pro-
vision in the contract to make the Cortez Bridge passable
within 48 hours, but "in a no-name storm situation, we still
have exposure. If there's even a threat where you are con-
cerned, the department will take action."
"Looking at emergency management," said Price,
"the key is early evacuation. In 72 hours, we should be
Price noted that emergency personnel favor the 30-
day closure because "it's done and over with and we can
get back to normal operations. Traffic problems created
by the other option will reduce response time and hamper
emergency services. July, August and September are the
slowest months for emergency services."
Courtney asked why option one is 720 hours of clo-
sure and option two is 1680 hours of closure. Carrigan
responded that option two creates alot of inefficiency and
double work because all work must be done at night and
the bridge must be made passable every morning.
The council will make its recommendation at its
March 15 meeting, and the Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials will make its recommendation at its
March 16 meeting.
A star for
By Jeannie Friedman
The gang at the city pier watched as a gold tinsel
star was placed beside "Alabama" Clements' name last
week. The tiny spot of gold placed on a time-worn
wooden table means Alabama won't be joining his
friends for warm coffee and the breathtaking sight of
the sun rising on the Tampa Bay ever again.
Lynn Broughton "Alabama" Clements was a char-
ter member and the first president of the "Pier Regu-
lars." For the first time in 16 years, he couldn't winter
on Anna Maria Island this season. He was too ill. On
Feb. 16, Alabama died. He was 81. He died in the state
for which he was nicknamed.
The Pier Regulars are a combination of year-round
residents and the snowbirds who winter on the Island
every year. The mostly retired seniors gather at the
Anna Maria City Pier every morning around sunrise
for coffee, conversation and companionship. They
meet, with spouses included, for a full-fledged break-
fast or lunch once a month.
In the height of the season, as many as 40 or 50 an-
glers show up and gather at a huge round table which has
all their names whittledinits weathered top. The table was
made by the group's current president, Henry Brink.
Though women were barred in the beginning, the mem-
bership list now includes the names of a few females.
Alabama fought for women to be included in the group.
"He fought for me," said Shirley O'Day, the first
woman to be allowed to join the group. "I would be
fishing at the end of the pier and I would hear him ar-
guing about making me a member. He finally won and
I was accepted as a Regular."
Many of the Regulars have been hanging out on
the wharf at the end of the historic pier for 15 or 20
years, but it wasn't until 1983 that they formalized the
group by giving it a name and electing officers.
"Frank Kelly and John Bacich decided it would be
fun to organize all the guys who hung out at here on a
daily basis," Brink said last week. "We never did get
Original round table regulars IslanderPhoto: Jeannie Friedman
The Pier Regulars gathered at their favorite spot a time-worn wooden table at the end of the Anna Maria City
Pier. They've gathered every morning for coffee, conversation and companionship for many years. In 1983, they
took a name and elected officers. Starting the day off the "regular" way are (front, left), Walter Martin, Stanley
Anderson, Edward Dillon, Frank Almeda and Henry Brink. (Standing, left), Robert Shadbolt, Marco Oreskavich,
Larry Summers, Manuel Huerta, Fran Doyle, Joe Beaver, Shirley O'Day and Jackson Gray.
organized, but we did become the Pier Regulars."
They pay no dues, have no business meetings, no rules
and no qualifications other than a love of the Island, a fond-
ness for each other and most of all, a deep affection for the spot
that's become a home away from home for all of them.
There were 16 in the beginning. Alabama became one
of them by accident To ease his grief over his mother's
death, he took a solitary car trip south. With no trip tape
or written agenda, he ended up on Anna Maria and, even-
tually, on the city pier.
Like others before him, he fell in love with the Island and
the pier. When they decided to become officially "unofficial,"
they elected Alabama as their first leader. He returned every
winter and held court daily at his favorite spot
As he fished, he would strike up a conversation with
anyone who happened to be near by. He liked to talk but
he was willing and eager to listen. His second nickname
was "Mr. Pier."
All the names of those charter members, and the
names of those who have become Regulars since 1983,
remain permanently inscribed in the round table. Be-
side the names of four of those original members has
been placed a little gold star with glue on the back -
the kind teachers placed by your name when you were
real good or spelled well.
The Regulars don't like to be serious. They pride
themselves on their wit and lack of mission. They brag
about having presidents who do nothing.
"The less you do, the more popular you are,"
Manuel Huerta said. "We elect the one who wants to
do nothing the most The president used to buy a birth-
day cake which was served up once a month. Now,
you buy your own birthday cake to share with every-
one. The idea is, you come regularly so you are a regu-
lar. We don't do anything else and we like it that way."
Huerta is wrong and so are the others who say the
president has no obligations. Occasionally, the presi-
dent has something very important to do.
Last Friday, Henry Brink had a mission. There
was the matter of a star for Alabama.
Firearms license not consistent with federal regulations
A firearms dealer's application for a home occupation
license was refused by the Holmes Beach City Council
due to a conflict with federal firearms regulations.
Federal regulations define business premises as "the
property on which the manufacturing or importing of fire-
arms or ammunition or the dealing in firearms is or will
be conducted. A private dwelling, no part of which is open
to the public, shall not be recognized as coming within the
meaning of the term."
Council pointed out that the city's home occupation
license regulations do not permit traffic to the home; there-
fore, the business must be conducted in a commercial lo-
Applicant Wallace Gross noted that the Treasury
Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
"did not tell me all the rules until the late in the seventh
inning. I understand that now, but I had already been in
the process (of making the application.)."
In other business, council considered an amendment
to the land development code establishing standards for
bridges "land falling to or existing in any and all of the
city's zoning districts."
The resolution, introduced by Councilwoman Mary
Ellen Reichard, contained restrictions on height and safety
lanes, as well as verbiage concerning aesthetics and envi-
Council made some changes and agreed to send the
document to the city attorney. After the attorney makes
comment, it will go to the planning commission to deter-
mine if it is consistent with the comprehensive plan.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 10, 1994 0 PAGE 3 I-E
By Pat Copeland
Citizens' views on a new recycling proposal are
needed by the Holmes Beach City Council.
The proposal from Waste Management is to provide
the city with a curbside recycling program. Bins will be
free of charge. Eight items three kinds of glass, two
kinds of plastic, aluminum, tin cans and newspapers -
will be picked up once a week. Yard waste will be picked
up one day a week and used to make mulch. The cost is
$24 per household per year.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard explained, '"The
county is still actively dealing with Amerecycle and if they
are successful, there will be two immediate and detrimen-
Local businessman Jim Gloth and the Anna Maria
Island Artists Guild are the latest to join the Island-wide
Turner to head
Tom Turner was elected chairman of Anna
Maria City's planning commission at an organiza-
tional meeting last week.
Turner and Jimmy Nichols were recently ap-
pointed to the commission to replace Steve Lardas
who resigned his position as chairman and Chuck
Shumard who was elected to the city commissioner
Shumard will now serve as the commission's li-
aison on the planning commission.
Turner has served as chairman of the city's
code enforcement board and the advisory develop-
ment committee. Nichols has been a member of the
board of zoning appeals.
tal effects for the city. One, the tipping fee at the landfill
is going to increase. This will be reflected in an increase
in our garbage bills.
'Two, we will be asked to sign an interlocal agreement
with the county making us partner in an MSW (mixed solid
waste) plant that produces an end product compost that is
environmentally questionable, to say the least."
Reichard said the compost will be made from the
entire county's mixed solid waste including "junkies'
needles, dirty diapers and any other trash that goes into
anyone's garbage can." Other states have banned the use
of such compost on food crops.
Any city that has a major recycling plant established
can negotiate for a reduced tipping fee, said Reichard.
Gloth the owner of Island Foods, volunteered to
adopt the care and maintenance of the Manatee Public
Beach, and Louise Harris, representing the Artists Guild,
expressed interest in having local artists paint the sides of
Gloth said he and the Island Foods staff are willing
to donate time and energy to plant and care for the public
beach as their contribution to the beautification effort
which was recently proposed by Marg Soeffker, a winter
resident of the Island.
Gloth and Harris volunteered their services at abeautifi-
cation meeting last week at Holmes Beach City Hall. Also in
attendance at the meeting were elected officials from all three
Island cities and spokespersons from Manatee County
Other groups represented include the Community Cen-
ter, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, Island
garden clubs, churches and condominium associations.
Several landscape architects have volunteered to de-
sign a master plan which will be used in conjunction with
applications for grant monies. Soeffker now plans to speak
to Island elected officials and appeal for their support for
Holmes Beach council seeks
input on new recycling plan
Portraits of Success
"Top of the Team"
Top Listng Associate
Top Selmg Associate
Harold "Hal" Gillihan
Mary Ann Schmidt
i El IL
Kafka promoted to
Tomara Kafka will serve as features editor for the
Islander Bystander beginning this week. Kafka, who has
been reporting for the local Island weekly since Septem-
ber 1993, has been a journalist
for 14 years and an editor since
As features editor Kafka will
be covering the people stories
and community events of Anna
Kafka welcomes all story ideas
and suggestions from the readers
of the Islander Bystander. Just
drop her anote, c/o this newspaper,
Tomara Kafka 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
FL 34217, or call the office at 778-
7978. She'll be happy to hear from you.
As the "Stir-it-up" columnist, Kafka will continue to
keep you informed of the restaurant scene and the various
entertainments offered on or close to the Island.
Anna Maria City
3/10, 7 am., Building Department
No meetings scheduled
3/15, 3 p.m., Planning Commission
3/15, 7:30 p.m., City Council
3/14, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, Holmes Beach
3/16, 9:30 am., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall
Businesses, organizations join
Island beautification bandwagon
Parking Saturday & Sunday Admission
10 AM to 5 PM
Come to the 6th Annual
City Hall Park Holmes Beach
 PAGE 4 E MARCH 10, 1994 u THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
_ Post office parking returns to two-way mode
Mike Finelli is a man impassioned by
postal parking lots. He's gotten a lot of support
- 400-plus signatures on petitions to
change the configuration of the parking lot at
the Bradenton Beach Post Office on Bridge
The problem, as Fnelli sees it, is the single
access and exit into the lot.
Prior to the Bridge Street revitalization
project, postal patrons could drive into the lot,
park, conduct their business, and exit the lot in
a semi-circular loop. After the revitalization, a
single point of access and exit was left.
The mailboxes were moved, too, causing
a driver to have to scoot across the front seat
to put letters in the mailbox.
The "back and fill" driving adventure appar-
ently is not sitting well with postal patrons. Post-
master Bob Willis said mail volume has increased
six percent, but postal revenue at the Bradenton
Beach Post Office is down 15 percent
"Fewer people are coming to the post of-
fice due to congestion at the parking lot,"
Willis said, "and the collection box relocation
has caused a decline in volume.
"It has been inconvenient to the public and
patrons," he said.
City council members agreed with Finelli
and Willis, and directed the Community Rede-
velopment Agency to work with Bridge Street
architects and contractors to open up the park-
ing lot for drive-through service, as it was be-
No estimates for cost for changing the traf-
fic pattern was given, nor a timetable for the
The work will include moving one palm
tree and cutting through a sidewalk.
A drainage problem with the parking lot
apparently has been remedied with the cutting
through of a portion of sidewalk to let water
escape into a storm drain.
New chief takes over in Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Jay Romine, Holmes
Beach's new "top cop," is ready
to get more acquainted with the
people of the city.
"Sometimes we get so busy
with what we have to do that we
don't do some of the things we
should do," said Romine. "I
would like to get out into the
community and talk to people
- to open the lines of commu-
nication and reach out to the
people who don't come to the
Romine, a native of Mana-
tee County, said his grandpar-
ents came to Bradenton from
Tennessee in the 1920s. His par-
ents were born and raised here.
He grew up near what is now
known as "crack city."
Law enforcement was his
first and only choice of a career.
"It's all I ever wanted to
do," he recalled. "I was never
interested in going to work and
doing the same thing over and
over. In law enforcement, you
never know what you'll be do-
ing from day to day, and there's
a certain amount of freedom.
.. .. ,
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine
You don't have somebody look-
ing over your shoulder all the time. You know
what you're supposed to do and you do it"
Romine spent one semester at Manatee
Junior College (now Manatee Community
College) studying criminal justice before being
sponsored to the police academy by Tom
Shanafelt, the city's police chief at the time.
After graduation 1979, he became an auxiliary
officer with the department.
"I was the typical gung ho, go get 'em
guy," said Romine. "I volunteered on the aux-
iliary from 11 p.m. to 7 am., then I slept for a
couple of hours and went to my day job sell-
ing sporting goods at Penny's from noon to 9
p.m. I did that for six months."
His name was on the waiting list for a per-
manent slot on the department, but an opening
did not become available. In September of
1979, he was hired by the Palmetto Police
Department as a full time patrol officer, where
he stayed for a year-and-a-half.
"I decided I wanted to go back to school,"
he explained. "At that point, I was not really
convinced that law enforcement was what I
really wanted to do. I was getting serious with
my girlfriend, Jayne, now my wife, and shift
work is not very good for family life."
Romine againjoined the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Auxiliary and resumed studies at MJC in
criminal justice with an eye toward law school. In
1982, an opening became available in the depart-
ment and Romine became a full time patrol of-
ficer, saving money for college. In December of
1983, he and Jayne were off to Alabama where
he attended Auburn University.
"By 1986, I decided that I really missed
law enforcement," said Romine. "If you get
into it for the right reasons and enjoy it, you
never get it out of your system. And Jayne was
pregnant and I needed to get a job."
In June of 1986, Romine was hired by
former Chief Rick Maddox as patrol sergeant.
From there he moved up to detective sergeant
in 1987, then lieutenant and assistant chief in
1992. Since Maddox's termination, Romine
has served as interim chief of police.
Romine has also served as an instructor at
the Manatee Area Vocational Police Academy
since 1988. He teaches report
writing, preliminary investiga-
tions crimes against persons,
preliminary investigations -
Scrimes against property, inter-
views and interrogations and eth-
ics and professionalism. He has
been the department's firearms
instructor since 1987, a duty he
has now turned over to Det.
"I consider myself to be laid
back," he noted. "I don't like
strict regimentation. The bigger
the department, the greater the
regimentation. I like the small
town, small department atmo-
sphere, and we have a good group
of dedicated people. This is the
perfect place to work in law en-
One interesting change
Romine made in the department
is the facial hair policy. Several of
S the officers, including Romine,
have sported beards.
"They have been asking for
years to grow beards,' he ex-
plained. "It is a morale booster."
Three of his immediate goals
are to get the department up to
full strength by hiring two offic-
ers, revamp the department's op-
erating procedures and improve
"I'm in the process of re-writing the oper-
ating procedures," he said. "They have gotten
out dated. I have instituted a pursuit policy,
consistent with the Florida Police Chiefs Asso-
ciation; a use of force policy, integrating the
pepper spray and the asp baton; and a ghost car
policy. We have the 800 MHz radio system in
Romine has numerous ideas to improve
public relations, including developing neigh-
borhood crime watch programs and holding
monthly forums for the public.
"We need to get back to involving the
community," he said. "I would like to have
monthly meetings where residents can come
and meet the police officers and get comfort-
able with them. People who would not pick up
the phone to call and ask a question might come
to the meetings and have their questions an-
He enjoys hunting and playing golf and
softball in his leisure time. The Romines have
a daughter, Ashley, 8.
Officers nominated, parking discussed by
Bradenton Beach civic group
A slate of officers has been nominated to
the Bradenton Beach Civic Association. Bal-
loting for the board will take place by mail
during early March.
Nominees are: Chair, Ida Cuthbertson; Vice-
Chair, Mike Norman; Treasurer, Kay Hoey; Re-
cording Secretary, Mollie Sandberg; Correspond-
ing Secretary, Arlene Travis; Board Members,
John Chappie and John Brown.
In its annual meeting last Thursday, the group
also agreed to request that parking in the city hall
and Tingley Library lots be limited to people who
want to use the two public facilities.
A problem has occurred recently with res-
taurant patrons at the Beach House, Oma's and
Smurfs using the parking lots when the library
is open or a meeting is taking place at city hall.
Members agreed to send a letter to city offi-
cials requesting signagebeposted to indicate when
the lots are needed and when they are available for
restaurant patrons. Members also agreed to ask
owners of Smurfs to request delivery trucks refrain
from using the library parking lot as a turn-around
zone in an effort to extend the life of the lot.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 10, 1994 A PAGE 5 IE
Hill withdraws planning commission application
By Pat Copeland
After intense questioning by a council member and
a confrontation with an audience member, Betty Hill with-
drew her application to the Holmes Beach Planning Com-
Hill and architect Gene Aubry applied for the seat
recently vacated by Frank Davis. Hill was on hand at
Thursday's work session to answer council's questions.
Council Chairman Don Howard grilled Hill with a
series of questions.
Howard: Are you going to represent and look at all
of the city and the businesses before you make a decision?
Hill: I don't see how I can do otherwise.
Howard: What's your feeling on vacation rentals in
the R districts?
Hill: I don't have a real firm feeling about R districts
other than the R-4. I had a firm feeling about that because
it was accepting and attempting to regulate what was al-
With a formal vote, the Holmes Beach City Council
again backed its building official's interpretation of the
city's land development code on the addition of units to
the Island Plantation.
The vote was unanimous with Council Chairman
Don Howard abstaining.
Several weeks ago, Howard applied to add eight units
to his resort motel complex. Public Works Supervisor
John Fernandez said he would deny a such a permit be-
cause the density in the district is 10 units per acre and the
additional units would give the motel 30 units on 1.17
acres of land.
After turning over the chair to Vice Chairman Rich
Bohnenberger, Howard said he wanted to gut three exist-
ing buildings to make smaller units.
'"he outside dimensions and theheight are not changed."
said Howard "I'm not changing the footprint or the land cover.
This property is in A-1 and it is a commercial business, yet it
is being treated as a residential dwelling."
Bohnenberger asked city attorney Patricia Petruff if
the council had the authority to grant Howard's request.
Petruff replied, "If you disagree with Mr. Fernandez's
interpretation, yes, you would have the ability to override
it. If you choose to override it, you must have some valid
and just reasons for doing so."
Fernandez cited numerous passages in the compre-
hensive plan and land development code to support his de-
cision. In addition, he pointed to the planning
commission's recommendation that "the comprehensive
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ready in existence. I don't know how much of that is in
existence in some of the other districts."
Howard: Do you have any feelings about the future of
hotels and motels both inside and outside of the A-1 district?
Hill: I don't agree with them being enlarged or the
density in those areas being increased."
Howard: What is your feeling about the tourist busi-
ness in Holmes Beach?
Hill: As much as possible, it should be limited to that
Howard: What is your feeling about day visitors who
stay in town and come out here?
Hill: That's why we need a new bridge.
Howard: What is your feeling about growth manage-
Hill: There will never be stagnation on the Island.
You see it all the time older places being bought, re-
habilitated and made absolutely beautiful. There can be
only so much growth on an Island, so the only thing that
plan, developed in 1989, intended for the 10 units per acre
to apply to the hotel/motel district." This recommendation
was upheld by the council with a vote on Feb. 15.
Howard noted several conflicts in the plan and code.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard stressed,
"Whether 10 units is ridiculous or not, you are address-
ing the wrong board. We already had this discussion. If
you want this changed, there are other avenues."
Petruff responded, "If you choose to overrule Mr.
Fernandez's interpretation, I would raise my hand and ask
you to reconsider your vote at the Feb. 15 meeting."
Dolly Young, who said she was speaking as a real
estate agent and citizen of the city, prefaced her remarks
with the statement, "I have no special interests. I have no
A-1 property listed in my business. Therefore, I expect no
criticism in the newspaper."
Young said Howard should be permitted to put a rea-
sonable number of units within the same square footage.
Resident Joe Handzel responded, "She's muddying
the water. What is on the agenda is council's consideration
of the appeal of the building official's decision. What
she's asking you to do is change the comprehensive plan."
Real estate agent Pat Sipe asked council to "give
owners of your resorts a little bit of reasonable growth
room for transient units."
Reichard replied, "No one thinks its an unreasonable
request for a hotel owner to want to increase his business,
but these speeches and pitches should be made to the plan-
we can do is upgrade what we've got.
Resident Joy Courtney objected to Howard's line of
"I have a problem with this type of questioning for
any candidate," she protested. "I think it's appropriate to
ask a candidate how his or her previous experience relates
to the job but I don't think it's appropriate to ask feelings
on issues, because three council people could put 'their
man or woman' on a very important commission."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said she re-
quested that all board appointees be brought to a council
work session for questioning prior to appointment.
"I can't control the questions anyone on council
asks," responded Reichard. "We can only hope we will
base it (the selection) on intellect, logic and past experi-
ence. But this process is a lot more effective and helpful
for getting people on our boards."
"I agree," replied Courtney, "but there's a big differ-
ence between meeting qualifications for the job versus di-
rect questions on a position which eventually might come
back to council for a vote."
Howard defended himself.
"I am not only a council person but a resident, voter
and business person in the city," he said, "and I should
have the same right to ask questions as anybody in the
audience. She has made some strong comments in the
paper. My concern is that I want somebody on that board
that is going to represent me, as well as anybody else, with
an open mind. I have the right to ask any question, and I
don't feel I insulted Betty."
Reichard asked Hill, "What is your vision of how you
want to see Holmes Beach in the future?"
Hill responded, "As far as I'm concerned, any time
you downgrade any of the zoning regulations in the city,
you're cheapening the city and making it a much poorer
place to live. I feel very strongly about that"
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger noted that because
the commission's major task is reviewing the comprehen-
sive plan, Hill could be an "excellent choice" due to her
previous experience as city clerk and council member
during the drafting of the plan.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore supported Hill's se-
lection and said "she would be an asset."
Resident Luke Courtney asked why Aubry was not
in attendance for questioning, and council determined that
it was a miscommunication. Council took a break to call
Aubry. It was during this break that a resident confronted
Hill, and Hill withdrew her application.
Whitmore noted, "She was talked to very rudely dur-
ing the break and it was very inappropriate. I heard the
whole thing. She said due to that, she would withdraw."
City Clerk Leslie Ford said Aubry had just returned
from out of town and would be happy to come to the next
meeting. Aubry and any other applicants will be inter-
viewed on March 15.
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And speaking of fences
They may make for good neighbors ... simply because
they can keep things from being too close.
Putting up walls is another thing altogether. Once again,
the Manatee County Sheriff's Department at least one
deputy that patrols Anna Maria City has found a way to be
less than endearing to us.
We all worried when Anna Maria City law enforcement
was turned over to the sheriff. Would sheriff s deputies used
to patrolling higher crime areas and dealing with more impor-
tant matters than normally found in a small town have the
good nature, friendly cop style we were used to? You know -
like Snooks Adams, former long-time Island police chief.
It's no secret that I like to roller blade and ride a bike. I
usually spend a couple hours Saturday and Sunday roller
blading. I've been doing it for about 10 months and, for the
most part, I encounter nice people people that nod, smile and
even remark on how much fun in-line skating looks to be. Tor-
tured runners stare with particular envy.
I've passed about every patrol officer in Holmes Beach
and Anna Maria on my regular 8.6 mile route. They always
wave or nod. I've stopped to talk sometimes to officers that I
know in Holmes Beach.
So it was with some surprise that I was "pulled over" by
a sheriffs deputy with lights and a "whoop" on the siren last
It must have been an amusing scene.
Deputy G. Sellitto said roller skating is illegal on the road
and that there are state laws against it. I asked him to show me
the statute. He offered to let his sergeant handle the statutes. I
continued to skate.
But that wasn't enough for the deputy. He was bent on
proving his point and chased me to Gulf Drive at Beach Street
where I was blading on the sidewalk.
He proceeded to point out seemingly non-applicable stat-
utes in the book while the dispatcher chattered on his mobile
radio with additional useless statute numbers. Then a decisive
tone came over the radio "she can skate on the roadway as
long as she does not obstruct traffic by maintaining the flow of
traffic or pulling over to the right as far as possible to let traf-
fic pass" was the official word from the radio.
"Did you understand that?" Sellitto said.
Sure, I replied. I can skate on the road.
But you can't block traffic like you were, he said. To
which I replied that when I skate in a no-passing zone, I intend
to continue to skate until it is safe for cars to pass regardless of
the speed of traffic.
On Monday the deputy came by the office, greeted me by
name (he had never asked, although I told him where I work)
and offered a copy of a statute under bicycle regulations that
states it illegal to roller skate on the roadway, contrary to the
statute read by the dispatcher the previous day.
He "offered" to site me if he saw me skating again.
Well, there's no sidewalk and no bike path throughout
much of the north end of the Island. People young and old walk
dogs, pull wagons, skateboard, play catch and, yes, even roller
blade and roller skate in the road.
Hey Snooks, wanna go for a skate. And while we're skat-
ing, explain the Island way of life to Deputy Sellitto.
Mayor Ray Simches says he'll address the matter with coun-
cil at the March 8 meeting during the sheriffs monthly report.
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'Give 'em a break'
Our Island of Anna Maria is only seven miles long;
we only have one main road that services its length with
lots of short streets feeding into it.
How frustrating it is when you are on one of those side
streets, trying to get into the main stream. You wait and wait
and wait, and no one will slow down and let you in.
Or, you are in the main stream and you want to make
a turn onto a side street, and the traffic backs up for end-
less miles, it seems because the oncoming traffic will not
give you a break to make your turn.
How simple it would be if we could just settle back
and "Give 'em a break." You won't be holding anyone up,
(well, maybe a tiny bit) and just think how good you will
feel. They will probably give you a smile and a high five
to show their appreciation.
As an old friend used to say, "But where are we go-
ing?" So, next time you see someone trying to make a turn
in traffic or sitting on a side street waiting patiently, "Give
'em a break" and make our Island a happy Island.
Richard F. Davis, Holmes Beach
Centennial Celebration needs you
As along-time resident of the Island (25 years), I have
something to say.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society was
formed about four years go by a group interested in pre-
serving the history of Anna Maria Island. We have
struggled to gather memorabilia and, thanks to the hard
work of many, we have grown and now have the AMI
George Emerson Bean was given land to homestead
in 1893 and in 1894 others followed and settled on the
Island. I had an idea to have a centennial celebration. On
May 20, 21, and 22 an Island-wide celebration is planned.
Everyone on the Island is needed to make this event
a success. All Island businesses will benefit greatly from
many people attending the three-day festivities.
I guess because the idea was born in the historical
society, people think we are in charge. The historical so-
ciety is just part of it and we need help now.
We are striving to make the Anna Maria Island Cen-
tennial Celebration "something to remember!"
Please volunteer to help by calling a volunteer com-
mittee chairperson. The are: Pierette Kelly, A Flavor of the
Island, 778-1908; Marion Cavanaugh, boat rides, 795-
7264; Sandy Greiner, craft show and street dance, 778-
3794 or 778-0777; Will Stokes, parade, 794-6889; Mark
Mixon, picnic, 778-2253; Billie Martini, sports-a-rama,
778-2549; Jim Kronus, school activities, 778-1125. Help
with banners is also needed.
Jane Adam, vice president, AMIHS
Bad feet turn good deed
I had a foot problem but walked to the Island Play-
ers on the night of Feb. 19 to see the show, which turned
out to be a beautiful play.
Walking home proved to be more difficult than I
thought Dear, sweet Dorothy McChesney (director of the
night's performance) realized my problem and said, "You
are not walking home. I'll give you a ride."
Thank you so much, Dorothy.
Gertrude Mann, Anna Maria City
Baseball off to exciting start
As president of the Anna Maria Little League, I
would like to thank Mr. Bones Barbecue for catering this
year's kick-off banquet.
The fund-raiser dinner was a huge success, bringing
in more than $2,000 to the Little League. I would also like
to thank Erin Inman and Josh Matice, who prepared the
food, and all the team moms and volunteers who helped.
Saturday's parade and jamboree was exciting, fun, and a
great way to start off the new baseball season.
I think seeing the smiling faces of kids playing on
opening day is one of the most rewarding feelings anyone
Let's play ball!
Scott Dell, Little League president
I would like to thank the Islander Bystander for its
excellent coverage of the fifth anniversary celebration of
the Artists Guild.
Jeannie (Friedman), you're an artist with that camera
everyone loved the pictures.
Genevieve Novicky Alban, Anna Maria City
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by June Alder_
The most sensational local movie event of the 1920s was the making of the Lupe
Velez film, "Hell Harbor," at a "pirate village" on the shores of Tampa Bay.
Paul Gilmore's Boomtime attempt to
make Anna Maria Island "the Hollywood
of the East Coast" failed. But his efforts
spurred others to try their luck as movie-
makers. More than a dozen film compa-
nies were active in Tampa Bay and other
parts of Florida during the frenzied decade
of the Twenties.
On the other side of the state, in 1921 a
California developer named Joseph W.
Young bought a hunk ofpalmettojungle 18
miles north ofMiami, hoping toluretheCali-
fornia motion-picture industry to Florida.
Young laid out a city in a precise geo-
metric pattern and called it Hollywood. It
had a 1,700-acre downtown section bi-
sected by a broad avenue he named -
what else? Hollywood Boulevard.
Along its length he created circular parks
at regular intervals and at its east end he
built a splendid California-style hotel.
Young had some success peddling his
lots, but few screen celebrities forsook
Hollywood, California, for another Holly-
wood in the wilds of Florida. Young's
dream was finished off by the infamous
hurricane of 1926 which ended the Florida
Boom. However, the city came to life
again as a retirement center for Northern-
ers after World War I.
Meanwhile, up in Hillsborough
County a group of promoters bought up
land around the tiny community of Ross.
They renamed it Sun City (not to be con-
fused with the later Sun City Center).
They sunk $300,000 of sucker money
into putting up a large studio built in the
then-fashionable Spanish-Moorish style
and displayed within it an oil painting of
the metropolis as it soon was supposed to
appear. There was also a railroad station,
a powerhouse, a capacious warehouse and
a number of smaller buildings.
Like Gilmore's "Oriental and Film
City" on Anna Maria Island the streets
were named after movie personalities of
the period Chaplin Drive, Gish Drive,
Griffith Avenue, Vidor Avenue and Pathe
For a while the lots surrounding the
complex sold briskly many several
times over but few houses were actu-
ally built When Sun City went bankrupt
in the early '30s, the whole works went for
$100. Only two pictures were ever made
there two quickie comedies starring
comedian Billy Moon. And they were shot
just to stave off fraud charges against the
The major movie event for Tampa
Bay took place in 1929 just before the
good times went bad.
That year noted movie director Henry
King brought a troupe of Hollywood ce-
lebrities to Tampa to film a "talking pic-
ture" the first made in Florida. It was
called "Hell Harbor." And King spared no
expense to ensure its success, construct-
ing a Caribbean pirates' village where
most of the action was to take place.
Newspapers went ga-ga, reporting
every detail of the production. The stars
were "Mexican spitfire" Lupe Velez, re-
spected actor Jean Hersholt and leading
man John Holland.
When Lupe arrived in Tampa by
train Gov. Doyle Carlton was on hand to
meet her and present her with a bouquet.
"It made ze gooseflesh pop on ze
skin," trilled Lupe, according to a re-
The vivacious actress was a wow
when she appeared one night on the stage
of a Tampa theatre. She also showed up
at an American Legion dance at the Coli-
seum on Davis Islands, where the lucky
winner of a drawing got to dance with her.
And the ultimate titillation of the pub-
lic came when superstar Gary Cooper
blew into town and was spotted knocking
on Lupe's hotel door late one night.
Summer rains held up production
from time to time, The threat of a hurri-
cane sent crews rushing to lash down the
phony pirate village. But the storm died
offstage and the movie was a hit at the box
Wall Street, meanwhile, was laying a
rotten egg from which hatched the
maladorous Depression which put an end
to Florida's brief movie madness.
As for Gilmore's abandoned film city
on Anna Maria Island, it was obliterated
in 1932 by the same storm that washed
away the first Longboat Pass bridge.
The Island wasn't finished as a Hol-
lywood location though. It was to glow
one more time under the kleig lights when
Metro Goldwyn Mayer brought luscious
swimming star Esther Williams to its
shores 20 years later.
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Derelict boats: abandoned but
not forgotten or ignored
The "Florida Girl" may have left the Island's waters,
but the 55-foot boat didn't travel far after being raised
from the shallow waters off Bradenton Beach last month.
The burned and abandoned vessel is half-sunk in a
canal near the Harbor Landings development in Cortez.
One of the owners of the boat, James Zell of Bradenton,
has been charged with a relatively new Florida law of
"felony littering" in abandoning the vessel, as well as
releasing pollutants into Anna Maria Sound.
The "Florida Girl" sank just south of the Bradenton
Beach Pier in January. The boat was refloated, moved to
a construction dock at Coquina Beach briefly and, under
cover of a fog bank, apparently moved to Cortez, torched
The "Florida Girl" is not the only derelict vessel
found in the waters off Anna Maria Island, although it
may be one of the first boats whose owners have been
arrested for abandoning their craft.
John Lilygren and Bradenton Beach Councilman
Jim Kissick have been fighting an uphill battle to have
derelict boats removed throughout Manatee County. It
is estimated there are 12 abandoned, derelict vessels in
Why can't the Island cities just have the boats re-
One of the problems, as Lilygren and Kissick dis-
covered, is that the Island cities' jurisdiction ends at the
water's edge, forcing the burden of boat removal onto
"The posture toward derelict vessel accumulations
in Manatee County had been, in my opinion, an attitude
of benign neglect for too long," Lilygren said. He calls the
abandoned vessels "abandoned junk which can destroy
the delicate ecology and contribute to a declining fish
Manatee County did not have a policy to remove
derelict vessels until last year one of the few coastal
counties in Florida not actively involved in removing junk
Another problem with the junk boats is the cost to
remove them. Barges, cranes and other heavy equipment
must be used to ease the boats from the muck of the bot-
tom. With bigger boats, the cost can run into thousands of
dollars per vessel. As an example, cost to remove a der-
elict boat in Bimini Bay in Holmes Beach is estimated at
A vessel that has drawn Kissick's ire is the "Quest,"
large sailboat off Bay Drive South in Bradenton Beach.
The "Quest" has been a special project for Kissick for
months, who had to watch from shore as vandals took
chain saws to the boat to take its fuel tanks. The boat is
now firmly on the bottom with no chance of being re-
The Florida Marine Patrol has jurisdiction over iden-
tifying the vessels, attempting to locate an owner, and
contacting them to have their boat recovered.
It is the county's responsibility to pay for the removal
of boats. In an effort to assist in the costly derelict boat
removal, $250,000 in state grant money is available.
Manatee County Commissioners have recently
agreed to begin the process of applying for grants to have
the 12 derelict boats removed from county waters.
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Fernandez, Jr., both
employees of the Anna
*~ Maria maintenance
department, prepare new
pits to accommodate the
crowds that are showing
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Saturday morning compe-
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Horseshoe match off to a rousing start
The first Anna Maria horseshoe match which took
place on Feb. 26 was so successful that two new pits were
added this week at city hall.
There were twenty-two men and two women in this
week's competition. Last week's matches, the first, had
16 entrants, all men.
Winners of the first competition held on Feb. 6 were:
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Chris McNamara and Bill Starrett.
Winners of the March 5 match were: first place,
Hugh Holmes and Bill Best; runners up, Jack Krueger
and Chris McNamara.
The next match will be Saturday, March 12 at 10
a.m. at the Anna Maria City Hall "pit."
Chris Drake: glad to be
By Rick Fleury
thanks to all Islander Reporter
I moved to Anna Maria Island from Indianapolis, Chris Drake was just "having a g
Ind., in April 1993 with an old friend who got a place in the beach" on June 27, 1993, spending
Bradenton Beach. some friends on the Island he'd just mc
I've wanted to do this for years for as a child. I spent Indianapolis two months before.
He ran into the water, jumping ovei
summers on Marco Island and fell in love with the way He rannto e water ove
dove into the surf.
of life. My parents went there every summer and at dove into the surf
times, they too considered not going back home. He tumbled, head first, into sha
The very last time we visited Florida was 17 years broke s neck and became cmletely
ago and I promised myself then that if I ever got the A week of tracton didn't help s
chance to come here again I would spend the rest of my surgery was used to repair the one fr
life here.one crushed vertabrae.
Since I've been on the Island, I've met some really After about a week's time after su
good people. On June 27, I broke my neck at the public began to be able to move again. Slov
beach. I'd only been here a short time and being para- but no longer paralyzed.
lyzed at first, I was scared and suddenly felt very lonely He says it took him about three nm
as I had only met a handful of people. backto work, starting with twohours
Much to my surprise, the people here on the Island kitchen at Key West Willy'sand work
came to my aid in full force. The people I work with in there. They were holding his job for h
particular helped more than I could have ever asked for. built back his strength.
They got me a place to stay during my recovery; The progression transpired over f
they held my job for me; they actually took up a collec- Now, Chris says, he's working s
tion for me to help with prescriptions. Every day that I week at Wily's "with no shame, no res
was in recovery, someone here on the Island was ready no time off."
to help. People that I barely knew were there to help. "But, he says, "I'm glad to be doi
I've since fully recovered and I'm back to work full "They took real good care me," he
time through the "Grace of God," and a lot of good kept my job for me, gave me a place 1
people on Anna Maria Island. I still plan to spend the rest gave me a raise when I came back.
of my life here. You people are truly the best and I am "People came out of the woodwc
proud to say that I live here. of the support he received from Islanc
This letter is written with gratitude and thanks. neighbors.
Thanks to everyone here who helped. You have a beau- "As a matter of fact, the guy who F
tiful Island. Don't change a thing. of the water called me frm Chicago
Chris Drake, Bradenton Beach three weeks ago."
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Simches appears on telethon
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches recently ap- vices for family violence victims and operates a 24-
peared on the fifth annual "Friends of the Family" tele- hour crisis line.
thon to help raise money for Hope Family Services. "Your comments on camera were greatly appre-
In a letter thanking Simches for his participation, ciated and brought more support from the Island com-
Executive Director Ashley Leonard said this year's munities," Leonard said.
final tally for the televised fund-raising effort was Simches said he would like to find ways for the
,: $18,400. Hope provides shelter and counseling ser- Island to be more involved with next year's telethon.
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Piano teachers give
Former Island piano teacher Mary St John, left, and
new Island piano teacher Paulette Kilts will give a
duet recital on March 20 at 2 p.m. at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church. The recital will be four hands, one
piano. The program includes a baroque piece by
Mouret, a Mozart sonata, a set of Brahams waltzes,
two selections from a Debussy suite, a family album by
Dello Joio and Festival Overture by Dennis
Alexander. Kilts moved to the Island in April last year
and teaches nine students at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church where her husband is pastor. St. John, who
taught on the Island for 18 years, is now a clinician
for the Alfred Publishing Company, is active in
Toastmasters, volunteers for Hospice of Manatee
County, teaches piano to adults and serves as a judge
for area piano events.
Island Players present
The group of seemingly dependent southern women
who are Saturday morning regulars at Truvy's Beauty
Shop are the real "Steel Magnolias" of the play which
opens March 17 and runs through April 2 at the Island
Players Theatre in Anna Maria.
Set in the small town of Chinquapin, La., where ev-
erybody knows everybody, Richard Harling's play takes
place in the beauty shop where Truvy reserves time each
Saturday morning for her five neighborhood friends.
Against this intimate background, the ladies "let their
hair down" literally and figuratively, sharing their per-
sonal joys and woes.
Beneath the comfortable exchange of raucous in-
sults, banter and gripes and gossip, lie the diverse
strengths of six warm, witty, wise and loving friends
dealing with very real problems.
"This is an actor's play," says Sara Marshall, direc-
tor. "Every line is richly layered with many things going
on underneath the lines we actually hear."
The cast includes Jan Docking as Truvy, whose
motto is "there's no such thing as natural beauty," Jen-
nifer Lucas as Annelle, Truvy's new and nervous assis-
tant and Georgette Thomas as Clairee, the grande dame
widow of the town's former mayor.
Tracey MacLeod is Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, the
prettiest girl in town and Janice Craft has the role of
Shelby's adoring mother. Marge McKeever is Ouiser
(pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux, the wealthy curmudg-
eon who has been in a bad mood for 40 years.
The Island Playhouse is at Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue in Anna Maria. All shows start at 8 p.m. except for
the single matinee on Sunday, March 20, which opens
at 2 p.m. No show on Monday.
Tickets are $9 and are available at the Playhouse or,
call 778-5755. The box office will be open daily from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. except Sundays, starting March 7, and for
an hour before show time during the run.
Free income tax help
Taxpayers can obtain basic, free assistance in preparing
their income tax returns from the American Association of
RetiredPersons at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton Beach Thursdays from 9 am. to 1 p.m.
'Ode to Spring' at
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold its next
meeting Wednesday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m. at Roser
Church on Pine Avenue.
The guest speaker will be from Manatee County
Public Works who will discuss xeriscaping.
Refreshment will be served and the public is invited.
White Elephant sale
Saturday at Roser
The Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Community
Church will hold a white elephant sale on Saturday, March
12, from 9 a. m. to 2 p.m.
Clothing, shoes and jewelry will be sold at reduced
prices. Linens and draperies will also be offered for sale.
Proceeds go towards the many missions supported by
Roser is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. For
more information, phone 778-3624.
Island Players auditions
for 'Educating Rita'
Auditions for the Island Players production of "Edu-
cating Rita" will be held on March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the
theatre, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Geoffrey Todd, director, describes the play as "a pain-
fully funny story of ajaded scholar and his under-educated
hairdresser student who is passionately determined to
The cast requires one 50-ish male and one mid-20s
"Educating Rita" will run from May 12 to May 22.
For information, call 792-3986.
Minnesota Club to meet
The Minnesota Club will hold its next meeting at Pete
Reynard's Restaurant on March 16.
Social hour is at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.
Reservations are required and must be made by March 12.
Phone Betty Iverson, 792-3304 or Maxine Nelson, 778-3916.
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'Florida Cracker' will -
speak to Historical
Society March 17 ITA
Betty Lou Blackburn Huth, who was born and raised on
Anna Maria Island, will speak to the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society on Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the
Anna Maria City Hall, Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive.
The daughter of educators, the late J. Hartley
Blackburn, superintendent of Manatee County schools for
27 years, and the late Betty Blackburn, who taught at the
Island school, Huth attended the one-room schoolhouse
on Magnolia Avenue.
She graduated from Florida Southern College, per-
formed in ski shows at Cypress Gardens and is a popular
model. She traces her Florida roots back four generations.
The Island native is married to John Huth, owner of
Huth Insurance of Holmes Beach.
Chetlain to speak at
High Twelve luncheon
Manatee County Commissioner, Kent Chetlain, will
speak at a High Twleve Club luncheon on Thursday,
March 10 at Pete Reynard's Restaurant.
Chetlain will speak on matters of interest to the area.
All Masons and friends are invited to attend.
show set for March 25
The Ladies of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will
present a luncheon/fashion show followed by card games
on Friday, March 25, at 12 noon at St. Bernard's Church
in Holmes Beach.
Good food, beautiful styles and prizes will be featured.
Tickets are $7.50 and may be obtained by phoning
Jane Donahue, chairman of the event, at 729-1367.
Guild to sponsor
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will sponsor
a reception and exhibition of the paintings of Sue
Benevento on Sunday, March 13 from 1 4 p.m. at the
Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
There is no charge and the public is invited.
Women's Club to card party
Leda Van Wormer, Petey Pratt and Marian Van
Winkle are shown preparing for the Women's Club of
Anna Maria Island Dessert Card Party March 16 at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center. For
information, call 778-5432.
Lots going on
The Longboat Key Art Center is sponsoring the 42nd
annual "Fair and Festival" on Saturday, March 19,
from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. The fair will feature a midway
of more than 60 arts and crafts booths, music, food,
hourly raffles and working artists whose studios will
be open for observation. Free parking will be avail-
able at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., with a continuous shuttle bus service to
the art center. Pictured left is participating artist
Frederic Murphy and at right is Gini McCardle,
chairperson of the festival.
Island Heritage Day at
Library March 23
In conjunction with the annual Manatee Heritage
Days, Anna Maria Island Historical Society, Inc.,
(AMIHS) invites the public to attend Island Heritage
Day at the Island Branch Library on Wednesday, March
Several programs will be offered in the Walker-
Swift Meeting Room and AMIHS members will be in
costume and act as docents during the day.
At 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. three videos will be shown: "In-
terviews with Island Oldtimers"; an historical presenta-
tion prepared by the late Clarence Hall and narrated by
Fred Rolle; which video takes viewers from Indian days
to the first settlement by George Emerson Bean in 1895
to the construction of the first condo; and "This is Your
Life, Anna Maria Island," a living history pageant pro-
duced by the Historical Society.
Also featured will be photos and biographical infor-
mation related to those who lived on Anna Maria Island
in the early 1900s. Other photos and artifacts from the
society museum will be exhibited in the meeting room
and display case throughout March.
Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Marina Dr.,
For more information, phone the AMIHS Museum,
778-0492 or the library, 778-6341.
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This is Freudenthal's
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paintings, which will remain
on display through March,
include water colors,
acrylics and mixed media.
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Milton A. Cox
Milton A. Cox, 91 of Holmes Beach, died March 6
in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Memorial services will be at a later date. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Mooresville, Ind., Mr. Cox came to
Bradenton from Detroit in 1968. He was a commercial
artist in Detroit.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; and a niece,
Marion Joyce Coughlin of Bradenton.
Winslow A. Minott, Jr.
Winslow A Minott, Jr. died March 6. He had been a
winter resident of Anna Maria since 1986 and moved to the
Islandpennanentlyin 1988 from Brockton, Mass. He was 67.
Mr. Brockton was vice-president of production and
a lifelong employee of Boeurmann Marshall Corp., Lan-
sing, Mich. He was a member of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, the Elks Lodge 1511 and the VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel Carpenter-Minnot;
two step daughters, Bethany A. Carpenter-Berry,
Kennebunk, Maine., and Linda Powell, Lansing, Mich.;
four sons, Robert J. Minott, St. Johns, Mich.; Peter C.
Minott, Holt, Mich.; and Peter C. Minott of Holt, Mich.;
two step-sons, Michael F. Carpenter, Holt, Mich.; and
Clare O. Carpenter, Jr., of Boca Raton, Fla.; seven grand-
children and four step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March
9, at4 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512Pine
Ave. Memorial donations maybemadeto VFWPost 10141,
420 67th St, W., Bradenton, Fla., 34209.
Lee Newton, 69, of Oscoda, Mich., and Holmes
Beach, died Feb. 27 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Detroit, Mrs. Newton wintered in Holmes
Beach for the past 10 years. She was a homemaker and
dancing instructor for several schools including School
of Deaf and Blind Children in Detroit She was Lutheran.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Anthony of
Clarkston, Mich., and Bonnie Schafer of Sarasota; two
sons, Richard Dust of Holmes Beach, and Wayne Dust of
Bradenton; two sisters, Ruby Salot and Betty Jones, both
of Michigan; and five grandchildren.
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No visitation was held. Services were private. Burial
was in Troy, Mich. Griffith-Cline Funeral was in charge
of the arrangements.
Sophia L. Patellis
Sophia L. Patellis, 93, of Holmes Beach, died March
3 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Bornin Greece, Mrs. Patellis came to Bradenton from
Great Falls, Va., six years ago. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Barbara's Greek Orthodox
Church. She was a member of Ladies of Philoptochos of
St. Barbara's Church.
She is survived by three sons, George, of Holmes Beach,
Andronikos, of Bradenton and Bethany Beach, Del., and
Demosthenes, ofClairton, Pa.; two brothers, Anthony Liapis
of York, Pa., and Stamnatios Liapis of Takoma Park, Md.; 12
grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Bradenton Funeral Homes on
Cortez Rd. Services were held at St. Barbara's Greek
Orthodox Church, Sarasota. Burial was in Skyway Me-
morial Gardens. Memorials may be made to St. Barbara's
Mortgage Reduction Fund, 7661 Lockwood Ridge Rd.,
Sarasota, Fla. 34243.
Charles E. Rauch
Charles E. Rauch, 87, of Cortez, died March 3 in
HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Lebanon, Pa., Mr. Rauch came to the area from
Farmington, Conn. in 1983. He was aretiredbanker. He was
a member of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation.
He was a member of the Sarasota Yacht Club, the
Dartmouth Club of Sarasota, the Ausable Club of New
York State and a former member of the Union club in
New York City. He was a member of the Huguenot so-
ciety of Pennsylvania, the Association of Squadron A and
Mr. Rauch is survived by a son, Charles Jr., of Park
City, Utah; a daughter, the Rev. Katrina Byers of Provi-
dence, R. I; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at the Episcopal Church of the An-
nunciation in Holmes Beach, with the Rev. Rick Fellows
officiating. Memorials may be made to Dartmouth College
Scholarship Fund, H.B. 6068, Hanover, N.H. 03755; or the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Memoiral Fund, 4409
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.
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of Homes, report that advance ticket sales are brisk for
the benefit tour. Six exclusive Island residences will be
open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4p.m., with all
proceeds benefiting the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Advance tickets are on sale for $8, rising to $12
on tour day. Island ticket outlets include: The Beach
House Restaurant, Bradenton Beach; in Holmes Beach,
Island Foods, First Union Bank, La Pensee Plumbing,
Home True Value Hardware, Sand Dollar Gift Shop
and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church; in Anna Maria, the
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Chippendale chairs to be
A set of seven antique country oak Chippendale
chairs appraised at nearly $1,000 will be raffled off at the
Antique and Junque Sale to benefit the Anna Maria El-
ementary School Library Saturday, March 12, 8-11 a.m.
Raffle tickets are on sale now at the school's office;
Cooks sought for
Area chefs are invited to participate in the Southeast
Regional Barbeque Contest sponsored by American Le-
gion North Manatee Post 309. Prizes will be awarded and
the two-day contest will held in conjunction with activi-
ties and entertainment at the Manatee County Fair-
grounds, Palmetto, April 15 and 16.
Entrants may be either amateur or professional and
single or in teams of four maximum. Categories include
beef brisket, pork, pork ribs, poultry, seafood (no shellfish
or fried fish) and sauce.
Cash prizes totalling $6,850 will be awarded for the
first three places in each category, as well as a grand prize
Entry fee is $100 for all categories except sauce. En-
rollment fee for the sauce category is $25 for each sauce
with a maximum of two entries.
Entry deadline is March 28. For more information
contact Col. Herb Cathey at 722-9622.
Off Island happenings
Habitat For Humanity is coming to Manatee County.
Persons interested in joining the local chapter of this in-
ternational organization that buildshome for and with
families in need are invited to an informational meeting
on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church,
Parish Hall, 3100 26th St. W., Bradentori.
The Gallery at The Education Center in Longboat
Key will present a multi-media exhibition entitled,
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Living." Reservations for this program can be made by
calling the center at 383-8811.
The American Cancer Society is "Swinging into
Spring" with its 1994 big book of Golf Discounts. The
Golf Book is available for a $25 donation or golfers can
buy one and get one free. All proceeds are used to support
lifesaving research, services and programs for cancer pa-
tients and their families. Order by calling 753-6471 or 1-
The Manatee Orchid Society will host its 30th annual
all-orchid show on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 6 p.m..
and on Sunday, March 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Boys and Girls Club of Manatee, 5231 34th St. W. Ad-
mission is free and donations will be accepted.
The Longboat Key Art Center is having a demonstra-
tion in "Watercolor" by Andrey Bishop on Saturday,
March 12, at 2 p.m. Donation is $3. Call 383-2345 for
The Jazz Club of Sarasota concert on Sunday, March
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the week ending Feb. 25. Seated,
left to right, are Patrick Shary, Miranda Massey, Emily
Beck and Ryan Bebernitz. First row, left to right, are
Justin Dries, Jessica Hickerson, Kimberly Schenk,
Mark Rudacille and Bobby Lee Gibbons. Back row, left
to right, are Seth Mitchell, Mike Maietta, Sara Thomas
and Michelle Gonzales.
Going, going, gone
Fourth-grade studentAndy Mitchell left pulls a winning ticket from the barrel during
Vicki Small'sfourth-and-fifth-grade split class raffle. The class held a raffle formore than
30 donated items, from dinners to tennis rackets donated by Island and area businesses, to
put the class over the top for the $3,200 needed for the class's first overnight field trip to
historic St Augustine. The students would like to thank everyone who participated and the
winners have been notified
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Debbie Brady's second-and-third-grade split class enjoy making Valentine bags for
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nots were turned into original kid creations.
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Beach and King Middle School and Kimberly Barrett of
Longboat Key and Sugg Middle School won their respec-
tive schools' speech contests.
Pettigrew and Barrett will represent King and Sugg
at the 4-H Club Speech Contest to be held on Tuesday,
March 15, at the 4-H building at the country fair grounds.
These fifth-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary
are the student patrol for the second-half of the school
year. They are responsible for monitoring the halls and
the activities of the young children before and after
school. Pictured kneeling, left to right, are Ricky
Buckelew, Evan Goldsen and Marc Manali. First row,
left to right, are Sarah O'Donnell, Suzanne Wight,
Janae Haupt Jessica Foraker and Crystal Stephens.
Back row are Melissa Mixon, Natalie Van Wormer,
Krista Skee, Amanda Cicero and Logan Bowes.
A friendly match
In the spirit of Valentine's Day the first-grade students
in Pat Whifield's class enjoyed a holiday party with
their fifth-grade pals in Joyce Ellis's class. The only
thing missing from the festivities was sugar -fresh
fruit salad was enjoyed by all
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S King offers two events
King Middle School will have the following events
during the week of March 14 to 20 in honor of National
Middle Level Education Month.
On Monday, March 14, there will be a combined or-
chestra concert performed by the Manatee High School
Orchestra and the advanced orchestra from King. The
concert will be in the school's gym from 7 to 8 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 15, the school will host Open
Classroom Visitation. King Middle School parents and
business partners are invited to the school between 8:30
a.m. to 2 p.m. to see the school and students at work dur-
ing a typical school day.
. Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
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By Tomara Kafka
In Bradenton Beach, Tia Lena's has been running
their sunset specials Sundays through Thursdays for about
a year now, says manager Gil Pierola, Jr. It gives the pub-
lic a chance to try gourmet specialties at an affordable
price. Everything is fresh, says Pierola, and nothing is fro-
zen. While some tend to classify Tia Lena's food as Mexi-
can or Italian, Pierola says, he calls it "Floribean" a mix
of Florida and Caribbean cooking.
The Beach House got rave reviews from local res-
taurant critic Pat Benson last week. And rumor has it that
Leon Marien, who plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays, may
bring in his Big Band to do a tribute to Harry James later
this month at the restaurant.
Joe's Eats & Sweets serves great homemade ice
cream and yogurt, with many specialties, such as banana
splits and sundaes, listed neatly on paper lace doilies lin-
ing the walls. But the most interesting and unusual aspect
of this ice cream shop is their loooong list of sugar- and/
or fat-free ice creams, yogurts and- believe it or not -
fat-free hot fudge and sugar-free whipped cream. Tastes
In Holmes Beach, Ches's Pasta Plus has created a
new approach to breakfast: eggs and entertainment. Glen
Bauer plays guitar while Sunday breakfast/brunch lovers
enjoy Ches's omelettes, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict
and specials. Bauer also plays four nights a week during
Make sure you check out the Anna Maria Island Art
League's Springfest this weekend at Holmes Beach City
Park. More than 100 artisans will be exhibiting wares as
well as great (and free) entertainment both days. There's
an assortment of festival-type food too.
UNCLE DANS PLACE
ON WHITNEY BEACH
Friday & Saturday 4PM-1AM
CHICAGO STYLE THIN CRUST
BBQ BABY BACK RIBS
In Our Own Special Sauce
FISH & CHIPS 21 SHRIMP
Salads Garlic Bread & Cheese Bread
to the furthest reaches of Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key (Delivery charge: $1.50)
Benefitting the Anna Maria Island community Cen-
ter, in Anna Maria, is the Island Tour of Homes on
March 19. The six featured homes reflect a diversity of
Island lifestyle, and there will also be a boutique with
original arts and crafts.
Artsy-craftsy fans will also want to plan a trip to
Longboat Key for the 42nd Annual Fair and Festival
at the Longboat Key Art Center on Saturday, March 19.
The fair, which is free, has more than 60 arts and crafts
booths, entertainment and food, raffles and working art-
And across the bridges, the American Legion North
Manatee Post 309 have invited area chefs (both profes-
sional and amateur) to participate in the prize-winning
Southeast Regional Barbeque Contest. Cash prizes to-
talling $6,850 will be awarded for in categories and a
grandcprize champion will be named. Entry deadline is
March28. For more information contact Col. Herb Cathey
Don't forget that Thursday is Anna Maria Elementary
School pizza night at 89th Street Pizza, on Cortez Road.
In our weekly reporting of recipe requests, I have a.
few unanswered letters I need to respond to. It turns out
(as many now tell me they expected this to happen) some
chefs just won't give out their prize recipes.
Here are a few requests and the chefs who keep their
top culinary secrets so far:
Betsy Smith of Anna Maria says the "very best Pea-
nut Butter Pie's found at the Gulf Drive Cafe." But co-
owner Tom Chipain says they can't part with the recipe
because it's one of the "signature items" on the menu.
They would be happy to share their recipes for other
things such as their apple walnut waffles or their key lime
Betty Paquet of Leominster, Mass., had several re-
quests and we can't fulfill two of them-- Seafood Gumbo
from Rotten Ralph's is so secret, even Ralph doesn't
know how to makeit. And the chef at D.Coy Ducks won't
part with his recipe for Shrimp Scampi for Betty.
We're still waiting to hear from the corporate office
of Leverocks for their "Scrod Ciega." It's not on the menu
anymore so maybe they'll be more receptive to the request
of Otis Cardinal from Holmes Beach. They did tell us it's
served over wild rice.
Betsy Smith also gave us a call hoping that Chez
Andre would share his recipe for scalloped potatoes. He
said he would be delighted. We should have that next
So do you have a favorite dish from an area restau-
rant that we can track down for you?
If you're looking to try your hand at recreating a great
meal from one of the Island's fine restaurants, but can't
quite figure out what that secret ingredient was, let us
know at the Islander Bystander. We'll contact the chef
and (hopefully) print the recipe in the newspaper for all
Just drop us a line at The Islander Bystander, 5408
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Stir-it-up is a weekly column featuring fun things to
do for Islanders most on the Island, some off-island.
You may FAX, mail or drop a line to The Islander
Bystander or stop in at the newspaper office but please...
"write it up!"
Make sure you include the following information: the
name of your business or organization and the name of the
event, the address, the name of a contact person and a
The office is located at 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217, in the Island Shopping Center. (Be-
tween D.Coy Ducks and Chez Andre.) Our FAX number
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The Island Poet
Folks think we old timers are very smart, but not al-
ways is this true,
'Cause we can't remember a library book, till two
weeks after it's due.
And I wouldn't say that old age makes us the smart-
est ones by far,
'Cause we are the ones who are forever locking the
keys in the car.
And if we went shopping and forgot to bring our list,
When we got home, we'd be real surprised at all the
things we missed.
But the reason we have lived so long and are so very
Is that we quit smoking long ago and don't use drugs
to hasten our demise.
City of Anna Maria
Feb. 23, criminal mischief, 9400 block of
Gulf Dr. A person unknown broke the glass of an
Feb. 26, warrant arrest, 1800 block of SR
789. The officer stopped the vehicle in which the
subject was a passenger and did a warrant check
on the occupants. The subject showed an active
warrant and was placed in custody.
Feb. 26, criminal mischief, 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach City Pier. A person unknown
broke a wooden bench.
Feb. 27, warrant arrest, Coquina Boat Ramp.
The officer was contacted by the Coast Guard re-
garding the subject who was placed in custody.
Feb. 27, abandoned vehicle, Coquina Boat
Ramp. The vehicle was towed.
Feb. 27, abandoned vehicle, 1800 block of
Gulf Drive North. The vehicle was towed.
Feb. 27, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, posses-
sion of paraphernalia with drug, Coquina Beach.
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While on patrol, the officer observed a small vehicle with
five subjects inside. The subjects were lighting and pass-
ing what appeared to be a marijuana or crack cocaine pipe.
The officer approached the vehicle and noticed the strong
odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Jesse J. Greco, 19, of Bradenton, had possession of
the pipe. The officer. searched Greco and found two other
pipes in his possession. A juvenile.was found to be in
possession of a small bag of marijuana. All subjects in the
vehicle were inhaling brake cleaner and consuming beer.
Greco was placed in custody. The other four subjects, all
juveniles, were turned over to their parents.
Feb. 29, refusal to sign uniform traffic citation, Coquina
Boat Ramp. The officer stopped the subject for careless driv-
ing and improper/unsafe equipment. When asked to sign the
traffic ticket, the subject grabbedit from the officer's hand and
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refused to sign. He was placed in custody.
SMarch 3, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Dr. N., Circle K A
heavy set, white male with a full beard ordered two money
orders and handed the money to the clerk. The clerk set the
money down and turned away momentarily. The subject
grabbed the money and fled. He was not found.
Feb. 24, burglary, 5600 block of Carissa. A person
unknown entered the screened porch and pried on the door
leading to the living area.
Feb. 25, animal, 300 block of 62nd Street. A loose
dog was taken to the police department. The owner's girl-
friend claimed the dog and was given a warning.
Feb. 25, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a
controlled substance, 5702 Marina Dr., Turtles Club and Cafe.
The officerresponded to a disturbance at the business. He was
advised that two men were having an argument with the sub-
ject when one noticed the butt of a gun showing out ofthe right
side of the subject's pants. One of the men took the semi-au-
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The subject said he was carrying the gun for protec-
tion. He said he had applied for a permit for the gun but
had not received it He was placed in custody. While at the
jail, the subject's property was collected and 15 loose pills
were in his pocket The pills were Propacet, a controlled
substance. The subject said he had a prescription for the
pills but did not have it with him.
Feb. 26 animal barking dog, 7000 block of Gulf
Feb. 26 battery, 3007 Gulf Dr., Mr. Bones. An em-
ployee had a dispute over parking with an intoxicated
subject who came out of the Anchor Inn. The subject be-
came enraged and pushed the employee against his ve-
hicle. Another employee came out and tried to calm the
subject and the subject turned on him, grabbed him around
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the neck and pushed him up against the door. A friend of
the subject convinced him to leave. He was not found.
Feb. 27, noise, 3200 East Bay Drive, Anna Maria
Island Centre. The officer investigated a complaint of
workers trimming trees with a power cutter. One worker
said the parking lot is too crowded during the day to work.
The workers stopped and said they would complete the
work at another time.
Feb. 27, contact, 3232 East Bay Drive, Subway. The
manager called the police department and requested that
an officer check the business because his phone calls were
unanswered. The officer observed the shop closed and
locked. He looked in the window and saw tables not
cleared and bread on the counter. It appeared that the
employee quit, locked and left the business.
Feb. 28, animal, 6500 block of Flotilla. The com-
plainant called about a raccoon stuck in a tree. The rac-
coon was captured and turned over to Wildlife, Inc.
Feb. 28, service, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach. A man locked his keys in his car and the officer
opened it for him.
March 1, grandlarceny, 7200block of Palm Drive. The
victim reported her bicycle stolen. Later in the day, the vic-
tim observed a white female riding the bicycle past her resi-
dence and gave chase. Subject dumped the bicycle and fled
on foot The bicycle was recovered. The subject was not
March 1, petty larceny of a bicycle, 3600 block of
March 1, suspicious person, 4000 Gulf Dr., Mana-
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He had no residence, no phone and no place of employ-
ment. The officer informed him he could not sleep at the
beach or anywhere in the city as a vagrant
March 2, boat, 8000 block of Marina Isles. A boat
floated up on a sand bar behind a house. The Florida
Marine Patrol responded.
March 2, assistance, 4900 block of 2nd Avenue. The
officer assisted a blind person who was having difficulty
walking his guide dog. The officer offered the subject a
ride to the hardware store, but the subject declined.
March 2, traffic, 5900 block of Marina Drive. The
complainant reported a reckless driver. The officer spoke
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end of his vehicle. The officer told him to have it repaired.
March 2, burglary of a bicycle from a garage, 2900
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Boating banned some days in D.C.; new snook rules, too
By Bob Ardren
It didn't take long for last week's prediction about
recreational boating pollution becoming an issue to start.
Washington, D.C. has decided to ban motorboating on
That's right, you simply can't take your powerboat
out on the Potomac River on any weekday declared
"smoggy" by the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality
Committee. This alert comes from the latest issue of
"BOAT/ U.S. Reports."
Oil pollution has nothing to do with this latest ruling
- it's strictly a matter of air pollution.
The Washington areas one of 100 such regions in the
country mandated by the federal Clean Air Act to cut their
production of volatile organic compound (VOC) emis-
sions by a total of 133 tons a day or face a cutoff of fed-
eral funds. VOC is the stuff that produces smog, if you'll
forgive my shortcut chemistry.
Now imagine where the D.C. area would be with no
So the air quality folks looked around, gathered some
data from the Environmental Protection Agency, and de-
cided they could cut six tons of VOC off their daily load
by banning motorboating on smoggy weekdays. Week-
days are when most of the stuff is produced, because most
A.M.I.C.C. Little League
League standings for the week
ending March 5
Haley's Motel 2-0
W. Bay Athletic Club 1-0
Anna Maria Fire Dept. 0-1
D. Coy Ducks 0-2
Island Discount Tackle 1-1
Tip of the Island 1-1
Bali Hai 0-1
Uncle Dan's Place 0-1
Major Leaguer Stats top 6 players
Name (Team) G AB H RBI
Dusty Wagner (Haley's) 2 4 3 6.
Ricky Buckelew (Haley's) 2 7 5 3
Colt Fletcher (D. Coy's) 2 3 2 1
Rob Douglas (D. Coy's) 2 5 3 2
Justin Wall (Kiwanis) 2 7 4 3
Scot Atkinson (Haley's) 2 7 4 6
Boys and gulls enjoy beach together Islander Photo: Jeannie nreaman
Although animal activists discourage the practice offeeding the birds, boys will be boys. These two are no excep-
tion as they were captured amusing themselves and the sea gulls on a breezy day last week.
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of it is produced by cars. You know, folks coming and
going to work.
Well BOAT/ U.S., a consumer cooperative of boat-
ers, went ballistic at this turn of events. It promptly pro-
duced its own set of numbers, claiming that to produce six
tons of such pollution it would take 1,000 60-horsepower
outboards operating for four hours each hardly week-
day traffic on the Potomac.
In fact, they claimed in a check one Friday afternoon
they found a grand total of four recreational motorboats
operating on the river.
The data didn't matter to the air quality folks, as the
simple act of banning the boating got them their six-ton
credit, and the ban is still in effect.
There's a new rather sneaky "No Wake" zone down
around the Ringling Causeway Bridge you should know
about It's just been established, and I understand the Florida
Marine Patrol is enforcing it, so pay attention.
The new zone is from the southern tip of Coon Key
out to just north of the small fixed span bridges on the
Causeway. That's a pretty small area, but the thing clearly
not to do is run under that fixed span bridge up on plane.
Consider yourself warned.
Speaking of Sarasota, both New and Big Passes are
pretty badly shoaled these days. In fact, my sailboat
friends have just about given up on New Pass, and the big
yachts are all using Big Pass, too.
New Pass has a temporary channel marked at "an
average of 7 feet at mean low water," but there seem to
plenty of patches of 3- and 4-foot water in that average.
As usual at Big Pass, stay well to the south in the chan-
nel to avoid the bar sweeping down off Lido Key.
Along with snook season opening March 1, there
are some new snook rules recently approved by the gov-
ernor and cabinet. A couple of them are pretty important
First of all, you cannot have a cast net aboard your boat
at the same time you have a snook aboard. That's been for-
bidden in the past. The net has to be secured and stored, but
it can be there for catching live bait or whatever.
The January/February closed season will change next
winter, when the snook season will close on December 15
and reopen February 1.
Lastly, snook now will be measured for total length
by starting the front measurement at the most forward part
of the lower jaw. Frankly, that's always how I did it, but
it turns out some folks (including some game wardens)
thought it should start at the tip of the upper jaw. It ends
at the tip of the tail in either case.
See you next week.
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Snook season slams Island anglers
By Capt. Mike Heistand
After months of sheepshead reports, gamefishing has
come back to the local waters. Snook season is here, and
from early reports it looks to be one of the best seasons in
Regulars at the Rod and Reel Pier report good fish-
ing action. Jim caught the first snook of the season, and
Gary caught the first "pool" snook to take the informal
raffle. Karen said the fishers at the pier are also reporting
lots of sheepshead, some nice flounder, pompano and a
nice-sized redfish which was released.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishermen
there are catching big reds so big they've got to be re-
leased. She said anglers from the pier are also catching
mackerel and sheepshead.
Inge at the Bradenton Beach Pier said a five-year-
old girl took the "fish of the week" prize with an 18-inch
sheepshead. Other news from the south includes reports
of pompano, mackerel and flounder.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle said anglers
from the area are reporting nice catches of trout coming
from Palma Sola Bay. There are also a lot of catch-and-
release reds. He added that snook are out there, but they
seem to be hiding in the holes. Carl advises snook hunt-
Ten Islanders on winning soccer team
Ten Islanders with their mainland teammates are making soccer history. Playing with the Bradenton Soccer Club in
Division II the Islanders hold a record of 12-3-1 with five games left to go. Front row, left to right, are Lance
Bieker, Andy Smith, Raul Gomez, Kenny Bowers, Brett Mclntosh, Tim Bogna (coach), and Rico Antonelli. Back
row, left to right, are Ken Richards (trainer), Mike Paulochii, Agusto, Chris Hansen, Umberto Bochelli, Matiez
Bowers, Carlos Gomez and Mike Otto.
Your fish stories and
pictures are welcome
at The Islander.
Just give us a call at
778-7978 or stop by
our office in the Island
ers to fish slow in the potholes and around the docks.
Shrimp still seem to be the best bet for bait.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said snapper fishing is
good offshore near any of the artificial reefs. Sheepshead
are still around the Skyway Bridge, and black grouper are
in the 40- to 60-foot depth and should be hungry. For
backwater fishermen, snook are there for the taking.
S Jamie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip is averaging 75-100 head of Key West grunts and
black sea bass. The six-hour trip is averaging between
180-275 head of vermillion snapper, porgies, sea bass,
rudderfish and a few grouper. The nine-hour trip is aver-
aging 30 head of porgies, mangrove snapper, red and
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook are taking
over the backwaters from the usually prevalent redfish.
Bill predicts this snook season will be the best in years.
Offshore fishing was pretty lame last week due to the high
winds and seas. Bill invites everyone to stop in and see
him for some pointers and places to try to catch those elu-
Capt. Todd Romine said he's had a few good days
of snook fishing, with as many as 17 caught and released
on one trip.
Capt. Tom Chaya said that mackerel, sheepshead,
trout and a few good-sized snook were all landed last
Capt. Rick Gross said he caught several reds last
week, but added he will start to target snook in the com-
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been able to get his
charters onto a lot of snook and redfish the latter when
he can find some white bait. The wind kept him in port for
a few days last week, but Capt. Mark predicts snook ac-
tion will improve daily as the water warms.
On my boat Magic, my charters last week scored well
on sheepshead, averaging 25 fish a trip. We also caught
reds, flounder, permit, whiting and mangrove snapper -
some up to four pounds.
Good luck and good fishing.
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100 feet on deep water canal. 3 bedrooms, 2.5
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someone to build! A rare lot listing must be seen
to be appreciated. $74,900. Call eves. Agnes
Tooker, 778-5287 or Kathy Granstad, 778-4136.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
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Island Duplexes Available separately, 2
side-by-side. Everything updated in these
lovely, bright multi-family homes. Cathedral
ceilings & skylights. Each w/ 2 bedroom, 1
bath. Call Carol Heinze, 792-5721. #56239,
$289,000 for both, or $149,900 for 1 side.
IMPERIAL HOUSE condo! Newly decorated
thru-out! Beautiful kitchen! Quiet Gulf-to-Bay
comm. with private fishing dock, heated pool,
rec room. 2 bedroom/bath. Call Carol Heinze,
792-5721, #56220. $71,900.
DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE -2 BR/2BA, all
the amenities, elevator and turnkey furnished.
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and shop-
ping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
2 BD/2BA Unit, Turnkey Furnished, Completely
updated, custom ceramic tile throughout.
Ocean Park Terrace Condo- 3BR/2BA fully
furnished. Two screened porches & Roof Top Sun
Deckoverlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway
& Island. Price reduced to $179,900.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
or Janis Van Steenburgh 778-4796
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 M. MIS .
NEW LISTINGI Gorgeous bayfront three bedroom,
2.5 bath home on beautiful Key Royale. Screened
deck and pool overlook bay and Sunshine Skyway
bridge. Front faces private golf course. $550,000. Call
Dick Rowse, 778-0777; or after hours, 778-2003 for
an appointment to see.
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IMAGINE WATCHING pelicans and blue herons
nesting! Relax on the wraparound deck of your 3 bed-
room, 2 bath deep canal front home in the City of
Anna Maria. Convenient electric boat lift and dock
make boating a breeze with direct Bay access. Gour-
met kitchen, greatroom with cathedral ceilings, luxury
tile and carpet, plus 4 car covered parking all make for
dream living, $299,000. Call Judy Duncan at 778-
1589 for your appointment today!
ENJOY A CAREFREE LIFESTYLE: in this three bed-
room, two bath home with a caged pool and deep water
canal. Other amenities include boat dock, sprinkler sys-
tem, 70% stone lawn, fruit trees, double garage. Room for
expansion. Now reduced to $224,000. Please call Carol
Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
REDUCED: Bridgeport Condo. Two bedroom, two
bath, bright end unit with a great view of the Bay and
Gulf. Steps to beach, restaurants and shopping. Now
$89,900. Call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
NEW LISTING: Very spacious custom built two bed-
room plus two bath waterfront home with approx 1800
sq. ft. living area. Deep water canal with view of Bay.
Fireplace in den/3rd bedroom, enclosed porch, patio.
Potential unlimited. $225,000. Call Frank Migliore,
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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SMALL DUPLEX OR LARGE HOUSE
308 68th St, Holmes Beach-2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
and 1 bedroom, 1 bath OR combine! 3 sundecks
overlooking lake, 2 blks to Gulf. Elevated, newer
building with 2 car garage & huge enclosed storage
areas. $139,000 with possible owner financing.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
SMUGGLER'S LANDING CONDO
Comer unit has canal and pool views, 2 screened lanais, turnkey
furnished and comes with a26' Beachcat! $167,500. Jean Sears,
778-5045or WendyFoldes, 755-0826.
WESTBRADENTON CANAL LOT House does not have to
be elevated, no bridges to ICW or Bay. Nice neighborhood, close
to new improved Cortez Rd. $89,900. Teni Robertson, 778-6654.
GREAT VALUE ON WEST SIDE 3BR/2B split plan home
with 2 car garage, fenced yard with fruit trees. Cathedral ceilings
and more. Many upgrades. $94,500. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
ISLAND DUPLEX Great location in HolmesBeach to own and
have an income to help with the mortgage. $189,900. Wendy
ESTUARY VIEW! 2BR/2B at PericoBay Club. Beautiful tum-
key furniture package, gated community, pool, tennis, and more.
$114,900. BobFittro, 8-0054.
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3224 East Bay Drive / Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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This beautifully appointed and maintained 3
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block to the beach! Owner's side offers pickled
hardwood floors, imported wallpapers and bor-
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opening onto a sunny screened lanai. Beauti-
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and privacy plus, for both landlord and tenant.
Super investment for only $198,500. This one
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Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath "Old Timer" lo-
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Zoned retail or residential. Hardwood floors,
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$125,000 with owner.financing.
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beach in all directions. Priced at $299,000. Owner
anxious. Call Stan Williams for details.
SUNiUVV AY Zti3-ZtiA well-maintainea unit win
wonderful view of lagoon, two pools, tennis,
Bayfront pier ahd dock and walking distance to
beach. Offered at $92,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
WATERFRONT Spacious 3BR-2BA waterfront LAKEFRONT Beautifully furnished, new carpet-
residence in excellent Holmes Beach neighborhood ing, lake views all ittakes to make a home! 3BR
on large, deep water lot. Home has open floor plan 2BA pools, tennis, 24 hour security compli-
with vaulted ceilings and a new roof. Priced at ments the ambiance. Priced at $109,900. Call
$179,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details. Stan Williams.
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GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view
townhouse with 3BR-3BA, private 2 car garage
and with 3200 sq. ft. under roof. Complex offers
two pools, tennis, lush grounds and short walk to
prime beach. Offered at $159,900. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.
ONE OR TWO duplexes with a total of four, fully
furnished, 1BR 1BA units for only $175,000. Or
buy just one duplex for $87,500. Well-maintained
and located in quiet neighborhood. Only two blocks
to great beach.
SUNSET LANDINGS Gulf and Bay views from the
balcony of this 2 story, unfurnished townhouse.
2BR-2.5BA with extra storage and two carports on
ground level. Just across the street for a walk on the
beach. Priced at $119,900. BRING ALL OFFERS.
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What a Pleasure
Spacious first class living in this 3Br/2Ba canalfront
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boat dock and one of Anna Maria's finest streets for
just $229,000. Call Ken Rickett.
Views of Intracoastal 2Br/2Ba direct bayfront unit
with lots of style. Amenities include boat docks, eleva-
tor and heated pool. $159,900. Call Lynn Hostetler.
Views of Gulf from this 1200 sq. ft. 2Br/2Ba condo-
minium, new carpet, new paint and turnkey furnished
for just $92,500. Call Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.
Zoned C-3 Rare Find! Holmes Beach Industrial
Center. Ground floor and upper floor work area. Pres-
ently leased. Asking $39,900. Call Lynn Hostetler.
Sandy Pointe Condo Under $100,000. Turnkey!
Direct bayfront from this like new 2Br/2Ba unit, Big
walk-in closets, top of line appliances, pool and more.
Call Dennis McClurg, 778-4800.
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
Direct Bayfront, 2 Bd/2Ba nicely deco-
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reduced to $149,000.
3 Bd/2Ba with deeded dock & carport. Re-
cently redecorated. Reduced to $145,000.
Call Dick Maher for details.
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307 N Bay Dr
307 59th St
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4501 3rd Av
converted house + garage
ground apts-4 units
2 bldgs 6bed/6bath
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SELLER/BUYER/when. SALES/LISTS I
Candy Cain's Cafe, a restaurant
directly opposite the bay in Anna
Maria at 111 S. Bay Blvd., sold for
$395,000 recently. The new
owners have begun converting.to a
more tropical motif it's been
rumored there is even Hawaiian
dancing on special occasions.
620 Hampshire Lane
Key Royale Main Canal Golf Course frontage.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, Florida room, office, large liv-
ing room, fruit trees, 80' custom dock, 2 car garage,
metered sprinkler system. $2.89,000. Call 778-4252.
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BE THE BEAUTIFUL woman you know you are. Call me
for a free facial. Left home and forgot some of your Mary
Kay cosmetics. Call me. Free delivery. Donna Jean 383-
WANTED OLD ORIENTAL RUGS All sizes, any condi-
tion. Call Robert Adamsky 383-9211.
WANTED Your unwanted stuffed fish. Get rid of it here.
Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
ITEMS FOR SALE Custom slip-covers, draperies, pillows
& cushions. Wide selection of decorator fabrics to choose
from. Call Joann Van Ostenbridge 792-9529.
WHITE BEDROOM SET, mattress and springs. GE.
room air conditioner, 4 interior doors, shower doors, blue
bathtub, white toilet and sink. 778-2432.
TWIN BEDS FOR SALE Headboards and all bedding in-
cluded. Excellent condition. $150. Phone 778-4297.
AMANA WASHER & DRYER Full capacity size. Like-
new. $375. 778-1277.
SOFA 6 foot, brown floral. Extra cushions. $50 OBO.
778-5849 from 6pm to 10pm.
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE Sat. March 12 from 9 am to
2 pm. Lots of bargains. Roser Church, 512 Pine Avenue,
ATTIC SALE Sat. Mar. 12,9 am to 3 pm. Linens, dishes,
small appliances, 60 gallon saltwater aquarium, basket
reed. Lots of miscellaneous stuff. 711 N. Shore Drive,
BIG MOVING SALE All furniture and bedroom furniture.
Tools, good kids clothes, 2 bikes, new lawn mower- Lots
and lots of stuff. Fri., Mar. 11, Sat., Mar. 12, and Sun.,
Mar. 13. 210 54th Street, Holmes Beach.
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE Sunday, March 20, 10 am to
3 pm. Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat
Key (near Publix). New sportswear, housewares, jewelry,
baked goods, china, art, etc.
GARAGE SALE 318 Tarpon St., Anna Maria. Sat. Mar.
12, 8 am to 3 pm. Cane Furniture, tools, kitchen misc.,
wind surfer, Atari, toys, boating equipment and much
YARD SALE 304 61st St., Holmes Beach. Antique furni-
ture, telephones, rugs, glassware, clothes, lots of low
priced items. Sat., Mar. 12, 8 am to 2 pm.
TREASURE & JUNQUE SALE Sat., Mar. 12,8 to 11am.
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. An-
tiques, raffle, household items, many useful, special and
wonderful things. Coffee and donuts.
YOGA now offered in Holmes Beach at the Magic Closet.
Beginning, advanced, senior and yoga-dance classes.
Call 778-3892 for enrollment information.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD! From your little beach bum in
LOST Cockatiel. Yellow/gray. Lost from Bradenton
Beach on Friday, March 4. Family pet. Reward. 778-
LOST 2 white fiberglass panels approximately 4 months
ago in Bimini Bay. 1 approx. 5'x5' and 1 approx. 2'x3'.
Please call 778-4066.
BEN AND IRENE'S Dog Babysitting Service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
1978 CADILLAC COUPE DeVille. $500. Call Chris 778-
17 BOWRIDER Eagle 88 with canopy. Good condition.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-
CLASSIFIED ADS in The Islander Bystander really work!
Just write it up and drop it off. You can sell it or rent it fast.
Call 778-7978 for more information.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED for weekly cleaning. 794-
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED 25to 30 hours week or Sat-
urdays only. Apply at The Coconuts Beach Resort. 100
73rd St., Holmes Beach.
MOTEL HOUSEKEEPER Immediate opening. 778-
HOUSEKEEPER/SERVER duties. Reliable, non-
smoker. Harrington House Bed and Breakfast. 778-6335.
FRONT DESK Beach resort. Immediate opening. 778-
HOUSEKEEPER for Beach Motel on Anna Maria Island.
Must be clean, pleasant & willing to work. Apply in per-
son Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Blue
Water Beach Club, 6303 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
DRAFTSMAN to do remodeling specs for small house.
Evenings O.K. Creative input encouraged. 778-2914.
JANITORIAL SERVICES needed for condo complex on
Holmes Beach. 5 days, 20 hours per week. Call 758-
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light clean-
ing, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help, organiz-
ing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island! (20% discount
to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
HOME REPAIR-Kitchen & Bath, handyman and home
repairs. Island resident, 23 years experience, local ref-
erences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing includes
wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and
much more. Protect your investment. Call Damon on
mobile number 356-4649.
PROFESSIONAL YACHT & Boat cleaning by Carleen.
15 years experience. No job to small. For free estimates
call voice pager 813-252-0080. Island resident.
CHEERFUL, REFINED mature companion for home
care, driving, shopping, errands, appointments and light
cooking. Dependable Island resident. 778-0601.
MARY KAY COSMETICS-Free facials. Free delivery,
Call Donna Jean. 383-3202.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all types
of trees. including palms. Insured, reasonable, Island
resident. Local references. Call Brewers 778-7790.
TAX PREPARATION and small business accounting. 25
years experience. Certified. Your neighborhood repre-
sentative in Holmes Beach, Pat Kenney. Kenney Tax
INCOME TAX PREPARATION. Individual, corporate
and special situation. All states. 28 years experience.
Free pickup and delivery. Island resident. Jay Parker
CNA, HHA available part-time for personal care, house-
keeping, cooking, laundry, appointments, shopping and
errands. Dependable Island resident. Local references.
Call Sheron Jones at 778-1511.9 to 3
ADULT DAYCARE Service, Inc. Daycare for older adults
with memory loss or are slightly confused. 794-6864.
NOTARY PUBLIC Legal forms for sale. Marriages per-
formed. I come to you. 383-5372.
HOME REPAIR SERVICE- Professional tile installation,
marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exterior. All re-
pairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years experience.
Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling spe-
cialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island refer-
ences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee County resident
25 years. Call today for a free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the Island for
17 years. 778-0181. Lic. # RF0038400.
Interior/Exterior Painting. Call Jim Bickal 778-1730. Free
Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
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ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types. New
installation and repairs. Insured and references. LIC #RX-
*0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free esti-
mates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repairs. 778-4335.
121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
HOME REPAIR Seniors discount. Special rate for mobile
homes. 24 hour service. Island resident for 22 years. Call
ONE LARGE commercial studio. Gulf view. Gulf Drive.
Ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
GULFFRONT Wonderful views from this furnished, 2/
1, apartment with pool and sandy walking beach in quiet
area of Holmes Beach. Availabilities from Dec. to Apr. 94
at $625 per week. Call Pat eves. 813-778-7976. SEA-
SONAL Gulffront/canal homes and condos. Weekly and
monthly. Call Debbie Thrasher, Anna Maria Realty, Inc.
QUIET 1/1 furnished. 1.5 blocks to beach. Cable TV and
microwave. Available beginning March 16. Wk/Sn/An. No
FOR RENT 2/2 duplex apartment. West of Gulf Drive.
Three houses from Gulf. Completely furnished. Central
A/C & heat. Florida room. Yearly furnished $1000 month
plus utilities. Seasonal $1520 month plus tax and utilities.
Call Betty Cole 813-778-2422.
COTTAGES ON the beach in Anna Maria City. Wk/Mo/
LOVELY FURNISHED Gulffront apartment in Anna
Maria. Porch, cable, sun deck, no pets. 778-3143.
SEASONAL Anna Maria city. Canalfront with dock under
construction. Available fall 1994. 3/2. No pets. 813-447-
LOVELY DUPLEX 3/2, 210 81st St., Holmes Beach.
Available for 1995. 813-962-0817.
HOLMES BEACH Seaside Gardens. 1/2, annual $400
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL 1/1 apartment. One block from
beach. Secluded area. 778-1353.
LARGE 2/2 VILLA. Pool, clubhouse. Nice area minutes
to Gulf beaches. $49,900.794-6293.
HOLMES BEACH Seasonal. Furnished 2BR apartment.
Nice area. Gulfview. Available April 1. 794-6293.
ANNA MARIA North Shore cottage. Immaculate. 2/1, rat-
tan fumiture, central A/C, cable, washer/dryer. April avail-
able: $1500 month includes utilities. 813-251-0944
HOLMES BEACH 2 bedroom, 1 bath, close to shopping
center. Boat docking. Sorry, no pets.'$575. Annual. Call
778-7037 or 778-2233.
FURNISHED 2bed/2bath home. North end of Anna
Maria. Central A/C and heat, washer/dryer, close to
beach & bay, large garage. Annual. $1,000/month plus
utilities. No pets. Also, North end canal lot for sale. 813-
STUDIO APT Holmes Beach. Across from beach. $150
weekly or $500 monthly. Cable TV and microwave in-
cluded. 778-0727 or 924-7260.
BRADENTON BEACH 1 bedroom home fully furnished
March/April or semi furnished annually. 1/2 block from
beach, pier, eating, and shops. 114 3rd St. S. 778-2896.
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NOV. THRU APRIL Furnished 2BR/2BA home in Anna
Maria, steps from Gulf. J. Pollock & Assoc., Inc. 748-8718
or 792-8340 eves.
NOV. THRU APRIL Furnished 2BR/2BA home in Holmes
Beach, steps from Gulf. J. Pollock & Assoc., Inc. 748-
8718 or 792-8340 eves.
BRADENTON BEACH 1BR 1BA unfurnished. $375/mo.
plus elec. BRADENTON BEACH 2BR 2BA unfurnished.
$525/mo. plus util. CANAL FRONT HOME 2BR 1 BA un-
furnished. $650/mo. plus util. SANDY POINTE-CONDO
2BR 2BA unfurnished. $725/mo. plus util. CANAL
FRONT HOME 3BR 2BA unfumished. $800/mo. plus util.
CANAL FRONT HOME 2BR 2BA unfurnished. $1200/
mo. plus util. Dick Wagner Realty. 778-2246.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2/2 condo. Laundry,
pool, cable, balcony. 778-6074.
BAYFRONT CONDO 2/2 with loft, boat dock. Small pet
ok. MUST SEE. $750. Neal & Neal Rentals. 813/778-
9477 or 800/422-6325.
FURNISHED HOUSE 3/1, cable TV, large kitchen, cov-
ered parking, washer/dryer, sun decks, and bay view. 2
blks to beach. Seas. $1300, available Apr.15 Nov.1.
Annually $750/mo. 778-3013.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2 BR house in Holmes
Beach. Prefer someone working nights. $300 plus 1/2
utilities. 778-8375 days/778-2899 nights.
KEY ROYALE 624 Foxworth. 100 ft. canalfront. 3/2.5 liv-
ing room, dining room, kitchen with eating area. 2 car
HOLMES BEACH LOT by owner. Great neighborhood,
short walk to beach. 90 X 90. Zoned single family. Call
FIRST FLOOR 3/2, glassed lanai, ceramic tile, floors in
great room, custom closets, plantation shutters, custom
made entertainment center. Over looks Bay. Gated com-
munity. Tennis, pools, etc. Garage with storage.
$199,500. 813-794-6472. Directly on the Intracoastal.
Key West style duplex. Seawall. Deep water. Anna Maria
Island. Owner financing or trade. $165,000. 778-7980.
LOVELY 4BR/2.5BA, two story brick home. Completely
renovated. Separate studio. 7704 20th Ave. NW.,
LARGE 2/2 Villa. Pool, clubhouse. Nice area minutes to
Gulf beaches. $49,900. 794-6293.
NEW"IMPERIAL HOUSE" listing. Furnished 2/1 condo.
$79,900. Call Marilyn Trevethan eves. 792-8477. Neal &
Neal Realtors 813-778-2261.
BY OWNER 2BR/2BA Sandpiper @ Perico Bay Club.
Gorgeous lake view. Bright, airy with many upgrades.
Security, covered parking, pool, tennis. $95,350. Call
PERICO SHORES Exclusive area. Beautiful new home
under construction. Waterfront. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, den,
family room, fireplace, etc. Some choice lots available
from $74,900. 779-1109.
65' X 100' LOT overlooking Tampa Bay on S. Bay Blvd,
Anna Maria. Excellent building site. Cleared with palm
trees. $119,500. Phone 778-4363 leave message.
WATERFRONT 2/2, 2000 sq. ft, small den, large
sunroom, 15x30 pool, deep canal, near beach, $189,000.
516 56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-2952 for appt.
ISLAND CONDO 2BR/2BA. 2 lanais, eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, pool, walk to beach, low maintenance fee
and owner may finance! $99,900. Call Yvonne Higgins at
Island Real Estate 778-6066 or 795-0105 after hours.
HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE Charming 2BR/1.5BA
cottage. Nice oaks, quiet street. 1 blk from Bay. Great
seasonal rental or second home. For sale by owner, 794-
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