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Gov. Chiles asked to strike bridge from budget
By Paul Roat
Island elected officials are petitioning Gov. Lawton
Chiles to strike the Anna Maria Island Bridge replace-
ment funds from the budget of the State of Florida.
Led by Holmes Beach Council Chairwoman Mary
Ellen Reichard, a faxed memo has been sent to Gov.
Chiles requesting he veto the line-item within the state
budget calling for $12.228 million for bridge replace-
ment for the Anna Maria Island Bridge, linking Holmes
Beach with the mainland.
The memo was signed by all elected officials on
the Island except Holmes Beach City Councilwoman
Pat Geyer, who has steadfastly favored the proposed
high-level bridge, saying the Island needs at least one
fixed span bridge.
"It is imperative for the safety and welfare of the
residents of Anna Maria Island that you veto the line
closes Gulf Drive
The problem-plagued roundabout in Bradenton
Beach has rolled to yet another snag: the closure of
Gulf Drive at Bridge Street at least until April 29.
The intersection was closed to through-traffic at 6
Through traffic will be detoured to Bay Drive
South and Church Street through Second Street North
and Third Street South while work continues on the
innovative traffic circle.
Signage and roadway markings will be installed to
facilitate motorists travelling through the side streets.
Motorists seemed able to negotiate the detour early
Tuesday morning. Traffic was moving slowly
through the residential streets while workers installed
signs indicating the correct path to travel.
Community Redevelopment Agency Chairman
Clem Dryden told The Islander Bystander the complete
closure of the intersection was an unexpected compli-
cation, but would speed up the project and eliminate the
need for numerous periodic closures lasting over a 40
day time period.
S"Everyone involved in the project agreed it was the
S best way to go," Dryden said. "We're all just going to have
to buck up and do the best we can until it's over with."
Dryden said local traffic would be allowed to go to
the Moose lodge, Key West Willy's, the Beach Barn
and the Vienna Castle at the intersection.
A special meeting Friday apprised Bradenton
Beach City Council members of the situation. All
agreed the road closure was unfortunate but unavoid-
able for the project to proceed in a timely manner.
Dryden estimated that, with the complete closure
of the intersection for 10 days, roundabout construction
would be finished by early May, in time for the Cen-
tennial parade on May 21. Other work along Bridge
Street a part of the $500,000 revitalization effort for
the historic section of the city should be finished by
mid-May, Dryden said.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney said the
r detour to Second Street North, rather than First Street
North, was due to the detour route's wider street He said
the traffic detour would cause "possible severe traffic
congestion" and recommended through traffic use St.
Armands Circle to get to and from Longboat Key.
Special events on Longboat Key during the weekend
are estimated to bring upwards of 20,000 people to the
key, Maloney said, compounding the traffic congestion.
The roundabout is a new traffic element in Florida,
although the design is found throughout Europe and the
S Northeastern United States. Cars cutting across traffic
in the traffic circle have the right of way, ending long
back-ups and congestion. Traffic planners estimate the
roundabout will increase traffic flow by about 30 per-
i cent as opposed to a traffic signal.
Why the problems with the roundabout?
Blame it on bureaucracy within the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. Roundabout plans were drafted
item in the budget," the memo states. "In the absence
of the possibility of this action, we respectfully request
that you consider a moratorium on the replacement of
this bridge until a study of a bridge to Longboat Key
from the mainland is completed."
Florida Department of Transportation officials
have proposed replacing the existing drawbridge with
a 65-foot, fixed-span bridge. Islanders have opposed
the new high bridge, citing among myriad issues -
the replacement bridge would adversely impact the
environment, the ambiance of life on the Island, and the
new structure would be unsafe in high winds.
A sticking point to the proposed replacement
bridge exists through another state agency. Officials
with the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion have questioned the environmental impact the new
bridge would have on mangroves and seagrasses. A
under the supervision of the local district office of the
DOT. The district office sent the plans to Tallahassee
for what was expected to be a cursory examination and
approval last summer.
Tallahassee DOT officials had problems with the
roundabout design, specifically the size of the traffic
circle the Capital transportation officials wanted it
bigger. Bradenton Beach officials said it was all they
could do to get easements for the circle sized as it is -
to make it any bigger would be near-impossible.
Finally, through the urgings of DOT District Sec-
retary Dave May, the smaller roundabout design was
approved last year.
The roundabout was originally scheduled to be
completed last August.
Other roundabouts are being contemplated for the
Coquina Beach-Leffis Key area of Bradenton Beach
and at Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue, in front of the
Manatee Public Beach.
decision on whether the environmental approval will be
granted will be decided by mid-May.
"Home rule dictates that the needs of the local
community should determine the transportation policy
of the region," the elected officials' letter states. "In
direct violation of this, the Manasota Metropolitan
Planning Organization and DOT are presently forcing
an unwanted, high, fixed-span bridge on our island
"We are a barrier island," the memo continues.
"Our bridge must be a secure transport for us to reach
the mainland during any high-risk period."
Officials in Gov. Chiles' office said they were not
certain when or if he would sign the state bud-
get, or his stance on the proposed line-item veto within
the state spending plan for the Anna Maria Island
A dead female
washed ashore last
week, the result of an
according to "turtle
watcher" City Commis-
sioner Chuck SHumard.
The turtle, estimated to
weigh 300 pounds,
caused most beachgoers
to pause as they surveyed
the massive reptile on the
shore at Oak Street on
the beach. For more
about turtles and the
upcoming nesting season,
see page 20.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Teens talk............................Page 2
Mangrove trimming illegal? ....... Page 3
Opinions ................................. Page 6
The Way We Were................. Page 7
Announcements ................... Page 10
'Bag Lady' of Island.............. Page 13
Stir-it-up................................ Page 14
School ..................................... Page 17
Streetlife ............................... Page 18
Outdoors .............................. Page 20
THE BESTNEWS:ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
APRIL 21, 1994
Ji' PAGE 2 0 APRIL 21, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Teens talk; everything you never wanted to know
By Pat Copeland
Second part of a series
This week'sseries is the result of exclusive, exten-
sive confidential interviews with Island pre-teenagers
and teenagers in grades five through 12.
As you read on, a disturbing picture takes shape -
elementary students are beginning to sample sex and
drugs, middle school students consider sexual activity
and drug use the norm and high school students feel
such activities are a routine part of their lives and con-
sider themselves "too far gone" to change.
It is easy to blame the problems of escalating drug
use and sexual activity on the disintegration of the
American family, but the issue is much more complex.
Teens interviewed in this story came from all types of
family situations from warm, loving, two-parent homes
to strife-filled, drug abusing one-parent homes and
everything in between.
Numerous topics were explored in the interviews
including the influence of their parents, drug use,
sexual activity and drug and sex education in the
schools. Teens also offered their own suggestions to
help alleviate the problem and improve drug and sexual
Use of illegal drugs and alcohol
Fifth graders said they didn't know of any elemen-
tary school students using illegal drugs but knew of
several who smoked cigarettes.
Middle schoolers told a different story on their,
"I know of kids in elementary school who use
drugs, but they don't want their friends to know, be-
cause it would ruin their friendships and people would
label them," said one.
"I know a fifth grade boy who has done pot, coke and
pot laced with PCP (an hallucinogen)," said another.
"I know some kids in elementary school who sell
drugs," said a third..
Drugs of choice for both middle and high schoolers
are marijuana (pot), LSD (acid), psilocybin mushrooms
(shrooms), alcohol and a host of prescription pills in-
cluding Inarcotics such as Darvocet, Percodan and
Percocet and depressants such as Prozac, Librium,
Valium and Xanax. Cocaine use is light and crack co-
caine is considered a "black man's drug."
Middle schoolers said they began using drugs at 11
to 13 years old and high schoolers said they began at
13 to 15 years old. Drug use is increasing, said teens.
"More and more kids are -doing drugs," said one
middle schooler. "Everyone I know on the Island has
done or is doing drugs. They do it because they're
bored or they want to know what it's like or they want
"There's a lot of pressure from friends to do drugs,'
"I know one girl who smokes a joint at the bus stop
every morning,' said a middle schooler. "She uses per-
fume, Visene and.mouthwash to hide it. There are kids
who come to school high and some kids bring drugs to
One tenth grader said, "Everyone does drugs ex-
cept the 'big pants' crowd."
The "big pants crowd" are those known as "straight
edge" who shun drug and alcohol use. Many straight
edges wear large pants.
"Kids you would never suspect to be doing serious
drugs are doing them," said another.
Some high schoolers said they use drugs "to be
cool," "to fit in" and "because it's the cool thing to do,"
or to escape from a difficult family situation.
"A lot of kids' family life sucks," said one. "They and
their parents fight a lot or their parents don't care or put
too much pressure on them. There's no love or under-
standing and their parents don't talk to them or try to un-
derstand them. They do drugs and have sex to escape."
Teens get their drugs from a wide variety of
sources friends, siblings, relatives, parents and
friends' parents. Prescription pills come from friends'
prescriptions or are stolen from parents.
"I know a girl whose dad leaves her joints," said
one. "A lot of parents give their kids pot so they won't
steal it from them."
Middle schoolers said many of their parents use
drugs, especially pot, and they are distressed about the
"Kids see their parents do drugs and get the mes-
sage that it is okay," said one. "And it makes it easier
'I iaf roy
for the kids to get it."
"I don't think it's right for parents to influence their
kids to do wrong," said another. "Parents who do drugs
in front of their kids or give their kids drugs are saying
that they don't care, that they don't love their kids. It
seems like a lot of parents don't care what their kids do
and if their kids get in trouble, they don't want to deal
Those who haye tried drugs and quit cite several
One middle schooler noted, "I don't want to end up
like kids I see who skip school, smoke pot and hang out
all day. It's like having an hour or two of fun to ruin
your life. I don't like what it does to people and it
scares me to see how it changes people."
"It was fun at first, because you thought you were
being bad and cool but it got old and boring," said another.
One high schooler reasoned, "It got old real quick,
I tried it, then it was time to move on. I fell into a new
group of friends who didn't use drugs and they made
it easy for me. I am still friends with people who do
drugs, but they don't pressure me or offer me drugs
when I'm with them."
Teens offered many suggestions on activities to
give teens alternatives to drug use. These included
movies on the Island; a community swimming pool;
non-structured sports activities, especially for girls;
free counseling sessions with someone they can talk to
and trust; a place they can hang out and feel comfort-
able and simple jobs to earn some money.
They said they would attend activities at the com-
munity center if they had some form of transportation
In one group of middle schoolers interviewed, only
one had not had sex. For high schoolers, sexual activ-
ity is routine and the average number of partners is 10
to 15. Again, middle schoolers said they began sexual
activity at 11 to 13 years old and high schoolers said
they began at 13 to 15 years old.
"I know one girl who has had sex over 50 times,"
said a middle schooler. "She has a book where she
writes down all the things she's done with different
guys and the different positions."
"I know a lot of the 'goody two shoes' who have sex
all the time," said a high schooler, "but never in a million
years would they want anyone to know. Kids will sleep
with other kids they've just met. It's just a piece of a- and
they don't care where it's coming from."
"There are sex chains," revealed another, "where
a group of kids trades partners and each has sex with
all the others."
Middle schoolers said they protect themselves
from pregnancy and AIDS but high schoolers said pro-
tection is virtually non-existent.
"Most kids don't use any protection because they
don't think anything's going to happen or they don't
care," explained a high schooler. "I know one girl who
had an abortion and went right out afterwards and had
"I know a 15-year-old who has had 40 one-night
stands and has never used any protection," said another.
"And I know five girls who have had abortions in the
last two years."
Drug and sex education
Teens in both age groups have complaints about
the drug and sex education programs in school. Com-
plaints range from "they're not based in reality" to
"they don't tell you what you need to know" to "they
don't let us ask questions and talk about things."
On drug education, a middle schooler said, "They
use the wrong approach. They make it sound a lot
worse than it is. They'll say that smoking one joint will
kill you, but everyone knows that's not true, so then
kids don't believe anything they say."
However, during the course of the interviews,
middle schoolers frequently quoted messages they'd
gotten through drug education classes.
Another pointed out, "They don't want to believe
that kids are doing drugs and having sex. When we start
asking questions, they say open your workbook. We
never get to talk or think about it. They should have
kids who have done drugs come in and talk to us about
One middle schooler complained that the class-
room teacher stays in class while drug education is
"Our regular teacher shouldn't be in there because
we have to deal with her or him the rest of the year and
if we say that we've used drugs, the teacher will think
we're bad and hold it against us."
High schoolers also complained about the reality
"They make it seem like once you do a line of
coke, you're going to run out looking for more and do
it all and then lick the mirror," said one.
Both groups showed a defiant attitude in relation
to drug use.
"Kids don't care," said a middle schooler. "They'll
do what they want."
"If they want to do it, they will," echoed a high
schooler. "There's no way anybody's going to tell us
what to do."
On sex education, there are similar complaints.
"All they talk about is body parts and periods,"
lamented a middle schooler. "We already know that.
They don't really talk about sex. Kids want information
on how to protect themselves and diseases we can get
and their consequences. They don't want to teach us
what we really need to know."
Another added, "We want to talk about our prob-
lems and have our questions answered."
High schoolers said they also wanted information
on types of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as
types of birth control.
"Guys don't even know how to put on condoms,"
noted one girl. "They should teach us things like that, if
they want us to protect ourselves. They should bring in
people who have AIDS or girls who have had abortions
or gotten pregnant to talk to us about those situations."
'We don't have anyone at school to talk to about
drugs or sex," said another. "There should be a young
male and female counselor for us to talk to."
Teens also suggested that high schoolers go into the
middle schools and middle schoolers go into the elemen-
tary schools to talk to the students about drugs and sex.
"'They look up to us, and they know we'll tell them the
truth," said one. "They don't want to hear it from adults."
Lamented one teen, "The adults think kids are like
they were, but it's not a 'Leave It to Beaver' life any more.
There is so much pressure on us to do these things. A lot
of grown ups say kids don't want any responsibility, but
they don't want us to have responsibility. They don't trust
us. How can we learn if we don't have a chance to do
anything or make our own mistakes?'
Next week: Candid cops: Handcuffed by the sys-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U APRIL 21, 1994 A PAGE 3 1i]
Warrant issued for 'man in pink shorts'
By Pat Copeland
Larry Arthur Miles, 46, of Tampa is the subject of
a warrant issued Monday by the Holmes Beach Police
Department. Miles is charged with lewd and lascivious
or indecent assault in the presence of a juvenile, a
felony, in connection with an incident on April 1.
In the incident, which took place at 48th Street on
the beach, a complainant reported that a white male
exposed his sexual organs to a juvenile and spoke to
her, then fled the scene. He was described as wearing
pink shorts and a white muscle shirt.
Detective Nancy Rogers said the 12-year-old vic-
tim gave a detailed description of Miles, including his
clothing, yellowed teeth with a gap in front and effemi-
nate voice. The juvenile identified Miles in photo line-
up on April 14.
Miles was also identified by
Holmes Beach Officer Jim Cumston
in an April 5 incident.
In the incident, a complainant
flagged down Cumston and advised ,
him that a white male, who has been ,. -
exposing himself on the beach, was
sitting on the bench at the end of
Cumston responded and ob-
served Miles seated on the bench
facing the beach with his shortsLarry A. Miles
pulled down around his ankles.
Miles was wearing pink shorts and had his hands inside
his shorts rubbing and manipulating his genital area as
he watched the beach, Cumston said.
Cumston reported that Miles appeared frantic and
Illegal mangrove pruning suspected
at Holmes Beach condo development
State environmental regulators are investigat-
ing a Holmes Beach condominium development
for alleged illegal mangrove cutting.
Sandy Pointe Condominiums on East Bay
Drive was issued a stop work order for alterations
to mangroves by Holmes Beacfh Superintendent of
Public Works John Fernandez April 4.
"There was evidence of mangroves being al-
tered without the proper permits," Fernandez told
The Islander Bystander. He said he issued the
developers a letter stating it appeared mangroves
had been altered and told them to stop any alter-
ations to the plants until proper permits were is-
sued. Fernandez said the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection is investigating the
Three varieties of mangroves are protected by
the State of Florida because they are an environ-
mentally important aspect of marine life, providing
shelter to myriad fish, birds and insects. The plants
also provide a valuable food source to marine crea-
DEP Environmental Supervisor Bill Vorstadt
said his department was investigating the matter
and should reach a determination within two weeks.
"It looked like the developer took the piles of
dirt (for fill) and spread them too far, covering some
mangroves," Vorstadt said. He said field investiga-
tions took place last week at the site and aerial pho-
.tographs were being studied to determine historic
mangrove locations in the area.
Fernandez said the construction permits were
issued to Reynold Glanz and Florida Home Buyers
Insurance for Sandy Pointe Condominiums.
tried to pull his pants up, nearly falling off the
bench, as Cumston approached. However,
Cumston was unable to arrest Miles in this in-
cident because he did not expose his sexual
organ in the officer's presence, said Rogers.
Miles is described as five-foot, 10-inches
tall; 150 pounds, with brown eyes and dark
brown hair. He is driving a 1986, two-door,
two-toned blue Oldsmobile with a Florida tag
of QIV 48V.
Rogers asked that anyone with information
concerning Miles or similar incidents call her
- at 778-7875.
Anna Maria City
4/21, 10 a.m., Budget Review Committee
4/27, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
4/27, 2 p.m., City Hall bid award
4/27, 7:30 p.m., Board of Zoning Appeals
4/21, 1 p.m., Council meeting
4/21, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
4/26, 3 p.m., Planning Commission
4/22, 10 a.m., Public Officials Forum
sponsored by Manatee County Emergency
Management, Manatee Convention and
Civic Center, Palmetto.
4/22, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Turtle Watch,
Anna Maria City Hall
4/25, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning
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JiB PAGE M APRIL 21, 1994 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
School tax issue is city improvement windfall, too
Voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether
they are willing to vote for an additional one-cent tax
on everything purchased in Manatee County for the
next five years.
If approved by voters, the estimated $109 million
generated by the tax will be used by the Manatee
County School Board for new construction as well as
by the six cities for infrastructure improvements.
For the Island, the funds will provide a windfall of
revenue for the cities. Anna Maria would receive about
$744,000; Bradenton Beach $688,000; Holmes Beach
Anna Maria Elementary School would also be a
big winner, receiving an estimated $737,000 to expand
The following question appears on the ballot for
the voter's choice at the polls Tuesday:
"Approval of Sales Surtax. Approval of sales surtax
to fund capital improvements for schools and the cities.
Shall Manatee County levy a county-wide one-cent sales
surtax for five years. Revenues statutorily available to the
county shall be used for new schools and renovating ex-
isting schools. All remaining revenues shall be distributed
to the Cities to fund capital improvements including wa-
ter, wastewater, stormwater and drainage systems, park-
ing facilities and community and government buildings
and the acquisition of emergency and maintenance ve-
hicles as provided in Ordinance 94-?.
"FOR one-cent Sales Tax;
"AGAINST one-cent Sales Tax."
School board budget experts estimate $82 million
would go to the schools during the five-year period the tax
would be in existence. Besides improvements, the school
board wants to build five new schools to meet the needs
of a burgeoning student population in Manatee County.
Cities would receive $27 million during the same
time period. Uses proposed for the money on the Island
Anna Maria stormwater drainage, improved
parking at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
bridge work, city hall expansion and improvements, new
police vehicles, road paving and beach walkway repair.
Bradenton Beach decking for the Tingley
Memorial Library, park improvements, police vehicles,
land acquisition for a public parking lot near Bridge
Street, a beach cleaning machine and city hall and
Community Center improvements.
Holmes Beach stormwater drainage improve-
ments and public facility improvements including reno-
vations to meet the Americans With Disabilities Act
Although Manatee County could receive revenue
as a result of the tax if passed the Manatee
County Commission agreed to defer revenue from the
unincorporated area of the county to the school board
for education facility needs.
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob
Sweat estimates about a 30 percent voter turnout for
Bradenton Beach Building Official resigns
Bradenton Beach Building Official Joe Romano has
resigned his position with the city effective April 29.
Romano, who has been with the city since 1983,
said he was leaving his post "because of issues relat-
ing to beach activities I feel like I can no longer dis-
charge the duties of my position effectively."
Beach concession businesses are the most contro-
versial aspect of Romano's job of late. Although occu-
pational licenses have been issued to two beach conces-
sion businesses in the past few months, the rental of
beach cabanas and Jet-skis is prohibited under city
laws. The controversial watercraft use in the city has
placed Romano in the middle of the dispute between
residents opposing their use and businesses trying to
To add to the conflict is one business that appears
to be "grandfathered" to allow Jet-ski rental. Ralph
Cole operates a Jet-ski rental operation at the Catalina
Beach Resort. The Catalina is owned by Mayor Katie
Pierola and her husband, Gil. Pierola has said she re-
ceives no financial gain from the business.
Romano also has been criticized for issuing a per-
mit for a six-foot wood fence around property just
south of the Cortez Bridge. Both the city attorney and
the city planner have said the fence is legal, but resi-
dents have complained the "wall" is unsightly.
Fire district sets budget process
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Fire Commission outlined its pro-
cess for establishing the 1994/1995 budget at last week's
commission meeting. Commissioners were given a copy
of the current budget and the five-year plan of increases
to review. The five-year plan started in 1991/1992.
On May 2 commissioners' comments on the pre-
liminary budget, including justification, are due at a
work session which begins at 7 p.m.
The commission will hold a tax hearing on any
-proposed tax increase on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. This will
be prior to the regular commission meeting.
A special meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on May 23
to approve the tax rate.
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Any proposed tax increase must be submitted to
the county tax assessor's office by June 1.
In July and August, a work session for final review
of the budget will be set. Following that, final adoption
of the budget will take place at a formal meeting.
All meetings and work sessions are open to the
public and are held at Station 1 in Holmes Beach. Cop-
ies of the 1993/1994 budget and the five-year plan are
available at Station 1.
In other business, commissioners approved motions
to get bids on refurbishing Engine 126 and remodeling
Station 3 in Bradenton Beach. The cost of the engine is
expected to be $135,000 to $140,000 and the cost of the
remodeling should not exceed $7,500, said Fire Chief
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 21, 1994 E PAGE 5 B[
By Jeannie Friedman
Anna Maria City Commissioners agreed Monday
to uphold a work stop order issued by Code Enforce-
ment Officer Dan Tarantola, who red-tagged the Coco-
nut Avenue landscape project because it went beyond
Ownership of beachfront property at 202 Coconut
Ave. has been the subject of an ongoing controversy.
The city claims jurisdiction over a right-of-way
through the property. John and Carol Dooms claim
they own the land outright, saying the city vacated the
land more than 30 years ago.
Prompted by inquiries from city residents,
Tarantola inspected the property Friday and found that
loads of fill dirt (some of it left in large mounds) and
dozens of plants had been placed on the section of the
property which the city claims is public right-of-way.
He said he issued the work stop order because the
Dooms project comes under the category of develop-
ment and far exceeds the definition of landscaping.
"The definition is clear," he said. "The difference
between landscaping and development is when you
don't increase the grade. When you change the exist-
ing grade, it's development.
"If you can put a three foot mound at the corner of
Coconut and Gulf Drive, next you'll be able to put a
mound in the center of Gulf Drive."
Mike Miller, who is in charge of the Dooms' project,
said the city had nothing to gain by removing the fill dirt
and plants and told the commission the Dooms had ap-
plied for and received a state permit to landscape the prop-
erty. He said the city had sent the state a letter stating it had
no objection to the proposed landscaping.
The state permit was issued after a letter was sent
to the Florida Department of Natural Resources by
then-Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe. Acting as mayor in the
Mounds of controversy in Anna Maria Islander Photo: Jeannie Friedm
Landscaping at property at the beach end of Coconut Avenue has prompted city commissioners to halt work
on the site.
absence of Mayor Ray Simches, Wolfe's letter said:
"The City of Anna Maria poses no objection to the pro-
posed landscaping of property at 202 Coconut Ave.,
Anna Maria, Fla."
The permit contains a provision stating that "No
deeded or recorded public access to the beach shall be
obstructed by this project."
After defeating one motion and allowing another
to die for lack of a second, the commissioners with
the exception of Wolfe voted to continue the stop-
page and added an addendum stating that all materials
must be removed from the city right-of-way within two
Wolfe made a motion that the commission refer the
issue of development and/or landscaping to the plan-
ning commission and the city attorney for resolution.
The motion was defeated
The commission and residents attending the meet-
ing were more concerned with the questions of land
ownership, land use and beach access than about land-
scaping and development.
"Special city meeting: Landscaping" said the no-
tices posted by the city clerk just hours after Tarantola
red-tagged the property. But Simches opened the ses-
sion by announcing that the question of ownership of
the property would be the single issue addressed at the
"If the city supports the opinion of the attorney, the
bottom question is who does the property .belong to,"
City Attorney Jim Dye had a different view.
"It's not the ownership that's in question, it's who
has the right to use the land," he said. "If it's an
unvacated right-of-way, the city has the right to use of
it and control over it."
Citizens at the meeting voiced concern over own-
ership but were especially anxious over beach access.
The commission was asked repeatedly why "Beach
Access" signs had been removed and never replaced.
The question of the access signs was to be ad-
dressed at the regular commission meeting Tuesday
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A thought to
while you swelter
You may not want to go to Longboat Key. You
may not want to traverse the detour in Bradenton Beach
during the next 40 days. You may not want a round-
about at the Gulf Drive-Bridge Street intersection.
But we're betting you WILL want to read the ban-
ner at City Hall in Bradenton Beach.
Just drive by Second Street North at Gulf Drive
(State Road 789). Everyone on Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key should read the question on the banner
placed at the northern-most intersection of the detour.
Read it and as you snake through the heart of
Bradenton Beach at a snail's pace, s-1-o-w-l-y come up
with an answer in your mind. Maybe you'll feel like
sending us a note with your personal reply.
The question is directed at Longboat Key's "no
bridge to Longboat" advocates.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney said
last week the detour would be good practice for when
they close the Cortez Bridge for 30 days in October
1995. He took the initiative to notify emergency service
providers and service companies, in particular Waste
Management (Manatee County landfill is the recipient
of all garbage from Longboat Key) to take the south-
ern route through St. Armands to and from Longboat
It'll be good practice all right.
This weekend, more than 20,000 extra visitors are
expected to converge on Longboat Key for the cham-
ber of commerce "Islandfest," an annual food, art and
According to Gail Loefgren, executive director of
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, her mem-
bership favors a bridge from the mainland directly to
Longboat. However, the majority of the residents on
the key voted and voiced their opinions strongly
against a new bridge to their island.
What do you think:
"Does this detour show a need for a bridge to
This is the first chance we Islanders have to pull
out the doormat at the north end of Longboat Key and
show them just how important their own direct access
to the mainland can be.
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This is the third year we have vacationed on Anna
Maria Island for three weeks. Our accommodations
have been excellent at Haley's Motel. Its staff has been
more than helpful.
The incident we had on our last Saturday tells more
about the friendliness of the people of Holmes Beach
and Anna Maria Island.
We purchased some live lobsters for dinner, how-
ever, we didn't have a kettle to cook them in. We
stopped at Tru Value Hardware to see if they had a big
kettle. They couldn't help us. However, there was a
gentleman customer who overheard our plight.
He said, "I have a large kettle you may borrow..Just
follow me home and I will get it for you."
We followed him home. He gave us the kettle. He
said, "Bring it back when you are through with it."
We returned the kettle the next morning and he
would not accept any money. We were so flabber-
gasted we failed to get his name. He lives on 35th Street
off Gulf Drive, second house on the left.
Our vacation ended with a very warm feeling of
kindness and generosity.
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and the Burkes, Avon, N.Y.
Eleanor brings back 'Pete's
With recent and abundant debate about the merits
of "change" on the Island and its effect upon our
lifestyle, I am heartened to have experienced this past
weekend a renewed event of days past and greatly
After a Friday of hectic demands, my husband,
daughter and I noticed the sign at Pete Reynard's which
boasted a "Seafood Buffet." My mind immediately
recalled the 'good ole days" prior to the sale of Pete
Reynard's Restaurant and the popular Seafood Rodeo,
a seafood buffet enjoyed by hundreds each Friday and
What a pleasure it was for my family and me to be
greeted by Eleanor Reynard Tatakis as she had so many
years in the past and enjoy a sumptuous seafood buf-
fet as we did.
My hat is off to. you Eleanor. You've proved that
"people make the difference," the combination of
"good people" along with the rightful return of the
name Pete Reynard's Restaurant is one aspect of Anna
Maria Island we don't need changed.
T. Dolly Young, Holmes Beach
Commission: move on movies
To Anna Maria Commissioners:
It has been noted that your political ambition is to
keep this Island simple and "undiscovered." However,
Anna Maria Island has been discovered by two motion
Due to your hesitancy, the first company decided
to shoot down in Coquina Beach. Now, with the emer-
gence of a new opportunity for our Island in shooting
the film with Clint Eastwood and Holly Hunter, I hope
that you don't let this wonderful opportunity for our
Island slip through our fingers.
You've got to give a little, guys. It's just a movie,
not a 65-foot bridge.
Magnus Hines, Anna Maria
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by leaps and bound
On behalf of Island Branch Library staff, I thank
you again for donating the two-volume bound set of
1993/94 Islander Bystanders.
A good history from November 1993 to December
1994 will be preserved and available to all community
members due to your generosity.
Sarah Bicknell, Island Branch Library
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by June Alder
Palmetto-thatched huts like this dotted the shoreline of
the Seminole wars.
I ampa uay ati me lime of
The warship USS Vandalia sped
from Tampa Bay towards Charlotte
Harbor with all sails unfurled. Com-
mander Thomas Mix had gotten reports
from his scouts that a band of Seminoles
was on the move to attack the fishing
villages there, and he was on his way to
But he was too late. As the Vandalia
Nearly 100 refugees
from the Charlotte
Harbor raid found
their way to Tampa
Bay and the make-
shift camp on Pas-
sage Key where 60
River rancho had
already settled in.
Fishery folk fled
Bay as well.
turned into the
mouth of the
low in the wa-
ter. They were
attack on Jose
come on that
1836 when the camp was just beginning
to stir. Whooping and brandishing
torches the marauders dashed among the
thatched huts. They circled the camp,
looting and burning; then, as suddenly
as they had come they were gone.
The rancho families hastily aban-
doned camp, leaving behind one victim,
a customs agent, shot to death. His body
was found by marines from the Vandalia
who went in pursuit of the raiders (they
killed two Indians on a nearby island
and took two more captive).
In all, nearly 100 refugees from the
Charlotte Harbor raid found their way to
Tampa Bay and the make-shift camp on
Passage Key where 60 evacuees from
Captain William Bunce's Manatee
River rancho had already settled in.
Fishery folk fled there from Sarasota
Bay as well to be near Fort Brooke and
the protection of the navy.
Passage Key of 1836 was consider-
ably larger than it is today, about a half-
mile long and a quarter-of-a-mile wide.
It was marked by a stand of tall pines
ringing a spring-fed lake which for years
was a watering place for coastal ships.
The islet may have had a wharf of sorts
used by fishermen of the past and a few
ancient buildings. But it certainly was
poor quarters for nearly 200 bereft
Fortunately, the families of the Gulf
coast had close ties.
Manuel Olivello, for example, from
Sarasota Bay, a long-time friend of
Captain Bunce's, was to live in Bunce's
home for many years. (He later was
elected clerk of the Hillsborough
Also taken in by Bunce was the
family of Antonio Pacheco, a Sarasota
Bay trading post operator who before
he died in 1835 made Bunce executor
of his estate.
Many fishery families were related.
Like the Montes de Oca and Hernandez
Juan Montes de Oca, a well-edu-
cated Spaniard and an interpreter for the
army at Fort Brooke, married a Semi-
nole girl. Their daughter Victoria mar-
ried Alfonso de Launay, a lawyer from
Virginia who became Tampa's second
mayor. Dominga Montes de Oca be-
came the wife of Maximo Hernandez,
who founded the fishing village later
So the fishery people at the time of
the long and deadly Second Seminole
War formed a loving community accus-
tomed to helping one another. Good
thing, for more trials lay ahead.
Alfonso de Launay, fisherman's son-
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By Jeannie Friedman
Vice Mayor Max Znika presided at last week's work
session in Anna Maria City in the absence of Mayor Ray
Simclhes who took a brief respite for a trip north.
Znika opened the meeting by recognizing Gloria
Tyndall who recently retired from the Hillsborough
County School System after 43 years. She is the wife
of Frank Tyndall, former public works director in
Commissioner Dorothy McChesney's campaign
to revamp and coordinate the city's signage dominated
much of the meeting.
McChesney and a recently appointed signage
committee are preparing a long-range plan to elimi-
nate unnecessary signs and coordinate all the city's
signage as part of a beautification effort.
At the request of McChesney, Mary Harter of
Masterwork Studios in Tallevast, Fla., submitted
drawings of a "Welcome to Anna Maria" sign to the
Commission. The proposed three-color, wooden sign
would cost the city $975.
While Commissioner Chuck Shumard expressed
a desire to get involved in the sign project, Commis-
sioner Doug Wolfe voiced reservations.
"We don't have a budget for this but we do have
a Scrooge," Wolfe said. "Why do we need a sign
which says welcome to our city?"
Wolfe did say he would be in favor of putting con-
crete street markers in the city like the markers in
By Jeannie Friedman
Instead of tree-lined, the streets of the City of
Anna Maria are presently sign-lined.
Commissioner Dorothy McChesney and her
newly appointed signage sub-committee would like to
change that fact, but for now, the city remains pep-
pered with unattractive, institutional signs from the
Baptist Church all the way around the north end and
Gulf Drive and Bay Boulevard North, are both
lined with municipal signs which vary in size, color,
shape and design. Signs surround the IGA grocery
store and the post office and proclaim various city
rules on nearly every side street.
In a stretch of Gulf Drive which is less than one-
mile long, 57 signs have been erected -34 on the
eastern side of the street, 23 on the Gulf side.
"Speed limit 25, speed limit strictly enforced;
speed checked by radar," the signs relentlessly warn
- some with flashing lights.
'Trailers, campers, overnight parking prohibited
in any area," they say.
"No boat launching, no alcoholic beverages, no
"Some of those markers have been there for over
70 years," he said. I would be in favor of that because
it would be the way were."
Public Works Director Don Tarantola also ex-
pressed concern about spending money "just for the
sake of prettier signs."
He said street signs have been neglected because
of budget reasons.
"The city does not have street signs on both sides
of every corner which could be dangerous in an emer-
gency," he said. "Before we spend money just for the
sake of prettier signs, we should get street signs."
In spite of the objections, the commission encour-
aged McChesney to go forward with the long-range
Other business included:
Sheriffs report Sergeant Jim Tillner said traf-
fic had lightened considerably and jokingly reported
the city could pay for its new all terrain vehicle with
fines levied for alcohol on the beaches.
Recycling update Znika reported on a recent
recycling meeting and emphatically stated the county
should get away from Amerecycle and find an alterna-
tive recycling solution.
Angle parking at the IGA Tarantola reported
striping of the rights of way adjacent to the store will
be done in the very near future.
Tank removal Bids have been received for the
removal of a gas tank near city hall that is no longer in use.
littering, no glass bottles; stop, yield to pedestrians, no
parking, no left turn, no U-turns, parallel parking only,"
the bombardment continues.
At the entrance to all public beach accesses, beach
regulations (commonly referred to as 'no anything
signs') are posted: "No dogs, litter, fires, excessive
noise, alcoholic beverages, vehicles, or overnight
camping," beach goers are emphatically fore-warned.
At the direction of Mayor Ray Simches, Commis-
sioner Dorothy McChesney appointed a four-man com-
mittee to come up with a long-range, comprehensive
plan that would reduce the number and improve the
appearance of the city's signs. Members are Gene
Aubry, Pierre Renaldo, Bob Vanhousen and Fred Haul.
After meetings with the full committee, Haul acted
swiftly and has created a concept design which he says
will coordinate all the signs and present "a friendlier
appearance for the city with a better attitude and im-
Haul said, "Replacing the existing signs and coor-
dinating new ones city-wide would give Anna Maria a
new window, a new look."
McChesney now plans to present the committee's
recommendations to the city commission.
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'Sparks were flying everywhere'
The above headline was how one diner at The Anchorage on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria described the
scene last week after 12-15 power lines snapped. The reason why the lines fell remains a mystery, although
Florida Power and Light officials are'investigating the accident. No one was hurt, but at least one car was
singed by the live, hot wires.
Gulf Drive public hearing
changed to May 25
A public meeting on proposed improvements to
Gulf Drive, originally scheduled for Thursday evening,
has been rescheduled to May 25.
Mike Bartles, chairman of the special task force
formed to address traffic congestion, drainage, parking
and landscaping along State Road 789, said the meet-
ing is to allow public comment on his group's recom-
mendations. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m.
Bartles told The Islander Bystander the delay in the
meeting date would allow a visual representation of the
task force recommendations including charts, maps and
other graphic aids. He urged all residents and business
owners to attend the May 25 meeting.
Bartles said he would'be meeting with representa-
tives from the three Island cities as well as the Island
Transportation Planning Organization to present the
Task force members have been studying the road-
way from the Longboat Pass Bridge to Manatee Av-
enue in Holmes Beach for several months. They have
come up with a number of recommendations for im-
proving the roadway, including:
* Creating an eight-foot-wide multi-use sidewalk
along the west side of the rocks and trees on Coquina
and Cortez Beach, on the beach from Fifth Street South
to the Longboat Pass Bridge.
* Creating a one-way road through Cortez Beach
with angle parking from Fifth Street South to .Coquina
Beach. The road would be separated from Gulf Drive
by landscaping and a low wooden. barrier and would
have limited access to Gulf Drive.
* Developing a traffic circle to ease the flow of traf-
fic at Leffis Key and Gulf Drive.
Still to be decided and sure to be a significant
point of contention at the public hearing is the issue
of sidewalks and bike lanes along Gulf Drive.
Although the right-of-way along the busy roadway
generally extends 25 feet from the center of the road,
much of that area is used for parking at businesses in
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
A recommendation by Manatee County Bicycle &
Pedestrian Advisory Board Chairman Steven J. Sibert
calls for use of much of that right-of-way for designated
bike lanes, sidewalks, curbs and landscaping.
Specifically, Sibert recommended:
* Gulf Drive north of Cortez Road, creating four-
foot designated bicycle lanes on both sides of the
road, with an eight-foot multi-purpose sidewalk on
the east side of the road.
* Gulf Drive south of Cortez Road, creating four-
foot designated bicycle lanes on both sides of the
road, as well as an eight-foot multi-purpose sidewalk
on both the east and west side of the highway.
As an alternative, Sibert suggested 14-foot-wide
traffic lands with,"bicycle sharing roadway" signs if
bike lanes and sidewalks were not acceptable.
Another topic that may be controversial is the
intersection improvements to Manatee Avenue at both
East Bay Drive and Gulf Drive. Both intersections are
bottlenecks in traffic flow during peak traffic times.
Bartles has suggested a traffic circle, or roundabout,
at the intersection near the Manatee Public Beach to
improve traffic flow there.
Following the public hearing, recommendations
by the 789 Task Force will be presented to the Mana-
tee County Commission June 7. The county commis-
sion will then make recommendations to the Metro-
politan Planning Organization based on the task force
suggestions. MPO members will in turn make recom-
mendations to the Florida Department of Transporta-
The next regular meeting of the 789 Task Force
will be May 11, 10 a.m., in the Manatee County Ad-
ministration Center, Room 864.
Jasmine covered mailboxes proposed
By Jeannie Friedman
Jasmine bushes gracing every Island mailbox is the
latest brainchild of Marg Soeffker and her Beautifica-
Soeffker reported at a Holmes Beach meeting last
week that she had visited Perico Bay and was im-
pressed with the beauty of the mailboxes in the condo-
minium complex which are uniformly surrounded with
Jasmine bushes. She asked the group to consider en-
couraging property owners on the Island to follow suit.
In connection with mailboxes, Postal Official Bob
Willis attended the meeting to tell the group the post
office has cluster mailboxes available which postal
authorities provide free of charge including installa-
Bradenton Beach City Council candidate Dick
Suhre is not the manager of the Sandpiper Mobile Re-
tion. The boxes come in clusters of eight and will be
installed upon request.
Mollie Sandberg reported on the completion of a
beautification project at the Tingley Library in
Bradenton Beach and also announced the city of
Bradenton Beach is ready to launch a beautification
award to be given to home owners who improve the
appearance of their property.
Louise Harris of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island updated the group about the Guild's plans to paint
murals on the sides of buildings in all three Island cities.
Harris said an effort is under way to initiate a Hall
of Fame at the Community Center. Portrait painters
would like to paint likenesses of Island athletes on the
wall at the ball park's entrance.
sort. The Islander Bystander thanks all the readers
who called to let us know last week.
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seeks donations for
May 7 auction
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is still
accepting donations for its 10th Annual Spring Auction
to be held on Saturday, May 7. Businesses or individu-
als are encouraged to donate any new items for the
Proceeds from "Country Affaire" auction benefit
the non-profit community center's activities including
educational, recreational and cultural programs which
serve the children, youth, adults and seniors of Anna
For more information or to make a donation call
778-1908 or 778-9511.
SAM to hold picnic for
members and friends
Save Anna Maria will hold a picnic and barbecue
on Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at Sunbow Bay, 3701
E. Bay Drive. The event will take place poolside at
building number 10.
Those planning to attend are asked to send $5 (per
person) in advance to: SAM, P.O. Box 906, Anna
Maria City 34216.
All SAM members and friends are welcome.
Applications ready for
Festival of Fine Arts
The Anna Maria Island Art League is now accept-
ing applications for the 6th Annual Anna Maria Island
Festival of Fine Arts to be held on Dec. 3 and 4, 1994,
in Holmes Beach.
The juried festival will feature original works of
fine artists and craftsmen from Florida and other states.
Completed applications must be received by Aug.
15. To receive an application, send request along with
a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Anna Maria
Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach,
FL 34217. For more information, call 778-2099.
Island youth group to
On Wednesday, April 27, the Island Youth Group
will meet at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The meeting includes refreshments and a free din-
ner. A movie, "Where Is Phil?" will be followed by a
group discussion and socializing. The group's active
membership has risen to 26 youths.
All youths in seventh through 12th grades are wel-
come to join.
For more information, call Roy McChesney, 778-
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All Masons, their spouses and friends are invited
to meet for lunch at Pete Reynard's Restaurant in
Holmes Beach on Thursday, April 21.
John Waltz will present program of magic and
Call 778-0115 for reservations.
'Little House' program
at Island Branch
American pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder will be
remembered through a slide presentation at the Island
Branch Library, Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m.
Ingalls is the author of the "Little House" books
that were later made into the "Little House on the Prai-
rie" TV series.
Two island chambers to
meet April 27
Cafe Robar in Anna Maria City will be the host site
for the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
monthly reception to be held on Wednesday, April 27,
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Longboat Key chamber members and their guests
will be joining the AMI Chamber at this reception. "Sun-
day Brunch for Two" at Cafe Robar will be raffled.
There is no admission charge for members of the
Brain Gym holds
The Brain Gym located in the S&S Plaza in
Holmes Beach is sponsoring two free programs.
"Herbal Hour" will be presented by Anna Maria
Island resident Nancie Fleming, health coach for
Choose Healthy Options in Consumer Education.
On Friday, April 28, a program on eliminating
stress through Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation
will be presented at 8 p.m.
Community Center to
Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Spring
Auction at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
This year's theme is a "Country Affaire" and the celebra-
tion, the year's largest fund raiser for the Community
Center, will be held Saturday, May 7, at the Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and
includes auction admission and dinner.
Proceeds from the auction benefit the non-profit com-
munity center's activities which include educational, rec-
reational and cultural programs serving the children,
youth, adults and seniors of Anna Maria Island.
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Centennial report to
A report on the upcoming Anna Maria Island Cen-
tennial will be given following former Holmes Beach
Mayor Jim Zerby's talk the Thursday, April 21, meet-
ing of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
Women who make a
Just for Girls, Inc. will honor Manatee County
women who help to make a difference in the lives of
girls and young women.
Nominations are now being accepted for women
who demonstrate concern, who work with and help,
who create opportunities, who inspired and who set
examples for girls and young women. A written state-
ment which includes the name of the nominee, her
business name, phone number, and your name and
phone number should be submitted to Just for Girls,
Inc., 920 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205.
The "She's Making a Difference" awards luncheon
honoring the winners will be held Monday, May 9,
noon at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium. Tickets
are $20 each and tables of 10 are available. For more
information call 747-5757.
Moose helps with
Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge 2188 helped the
Island's needy families at Easter with food and toys. Roch-
elle Kim, W.O.T. M., L.O.O.M., senior regent for Anna
Maria Moose, coordinated the contribution of 10 three-
pound canned hams and a bag of stuffed animals to All
Island Denominations. The food and toys were distributed
through the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
League to hold annual
meeting April 27
The Anna Maria Island Art League will hold its
annual meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m. at the
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. The meet-
ing will include the nomination and election of offic-
ers for the year ahead.
Babysitting course for
The Manatee County Chapter of the American Red
Cross will offer a Babysitting Instructor course at the
Chapter office, 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton, on Satur-
day, April 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The course is designed to train instructors for the
Red Cross Babysitting course and includes Instructor
Candidate Training (ICT), a requirement for all Red
Cross instructors. Students must be at least 17 years
old. Please bring a lunch. Cost is $35.
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Island music group proves family values
By Tomara Kafka
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus is a classic case of family values: the family
that plays classical music together, stays together.
The 65-member orchestra and chorus will com-
plete its second season with a free concert on Sunday
April 24, 2 p.m., in the Island Baptist Church chapel,
8605 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria. The repertoire will consist
of a serenade and a concerto .by Mozart and the Gloria
Mass by Vivaldi.
The orchestra has 30 members, the chorus has 35
singers. With 30 Island residents as members, there are
14 families involved all from Bradenton and
Sarasota ages ranging from less than 20 to more than
The brainchild of Willem Bartelsman, who moved
to Anna Maria in 1987, the music group was formed in
1992 as the result of attending a special concert in his
Netherlands homeland and of long drives car-pdoling
with other local musicians to play with both the Venice
and Port Charlotte symphonies.
"I was playing five concerts a week," says
Bartelsman, who plays the oboe and remains a current
member of the Venice Symphony. "I-was hoping there
might be something here in this area."
But there wasn't. Long trips encouraged long con-
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versations with other musicians about starting a group
closer to home.
Another incident a visit to two of his children in
Holland in March 1992 -contributed to Bartelsman's
decision toward this musical commitment.
In a Sunday service in the Hague's
Old Cloister Church, built around 1200,
a Bach cantata was performed by an or-
chestra and chorus composed of mostly
"I was amazed," he says, "because
the church was completely filled and the
audience was also mostly young
Realizing that perhaps a new trend in
music appreciation was happening, that
incident was the inspirational catalyst for Willem Barte
Bartelsman to begin his own local group
with both professional and amateur musicians.
What he needed next, he knew, was an orchestra,
a chorus, a conductor, musical scores, a place to re-
hearse, an organ, a place to perform concerts and the
full support of the community all for very little
"Roser Church fully cooperated," says
Bartelsman, which gave him the place to practice, an
organ and a place to perform. The opportunity to work
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him a beginning chorus and a temporary conductor,
Cliff Burgeson, who volunteered to help with the first
But no orchestra.
Bartelsman knew he had to attract a concert mas-
"Our concert master is Paul Chalfant, violinist,
who lives here on the Island," explains Bartelsman.
"He came to listen to the second rehearsal. Once he
joined more people joined," including Dianna,
Chalfant's wife, who also plays violin.
"We now also have a very professional conductor
Alfred Gershfeld," says Bartelsman, "who came from
Russia four or five years ago and now lives in
Bradenton. He is concert master of the Venice Sym-
phony and I asked him to help and he has stayed with
In the group's season finale, Debbie Hall will per-
form a piano solo, Mozart's Piano Concerto Number
23. Hall is the daughter of Jean Holmes, chorus so-
prano, and sister of Cherri Rigney, violinist, both mem-
bers of the community group.
Dawn Young, soprano and choral master, will also
be a soloist in Sunday's program. Young is the daugh-
ter of Dolly Young, chorus soprano, and Tom
Young, chorus bass singer.
Chorrellis Charlson, alto, will also
perform a solo in Sunday's performance.
Charlson is the daughter of Geraline Griffith,
violist, and Richard Griffith, bass singer, solo-
ist and harpsichord player.
Other soloists will be Lorraine
Sheeler, soprano, and Willem Bartelsman
Bartelsman thinks it's interesting that
the group has attracted families with musical
nan abilities to it.
"More than half are related to each
other," says Bartelsman. "This stimulates family in-
volvement and helps to create harmony in the family."
The orchestra/chorus performed two concerts in its
first season. Sunday's concert will be the fourth perfor-
mance in their second season.
While the concert is free, Bartelsman says, dona-
tions are accepted to help defray the expense of sustain-
ing the high quality and ambitious schedule of the
Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Chorus.
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Ruth W. Candish
Ruth W. Candish, 86, died April 11 at her resi-
dence in Holmes Beach.
Ms. Candish came to this area three years ago from
Lake City, Fla. She was a bridal consultant in the ap-
She is survived by her husband, Paul C. of Holmes
Beach; and her son, Paul Caywood "Woody" II of
"She had a gentle, caring heart," said her son, Woody.
"Her quiet strength and an unconditional love for all God's
creatures was her gift to those she touched."
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April
30, at 11 a.m., atRoser Memorial Community Church
Chapel, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The Rev. Frank
Hutchison will officiate.
Norma M. Wiese
Norma M. Wiese, 85, died April 13 in Freedom
Ms. Wiese came to this area in 1950 from Buffalo,
N.Y. She was a retired waitress at Buffalo Country
Club and a former employee of the Statler Hotel in
Buffalo in the 1930s and early 1940s and the former
Trader Jack's Restaurant in Bradenton Beach. She was
a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and a former
member of O.E.S., Bradenton.
She is survived by two sisters, Mildred "Nina"
Dorsey of Bradenton Beach and Orchard Park, N.Y.,
and Dorothy Brown of Durant, Miss.; and a brother,
Clifford Hill of East Aurora, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 25,
at 10:30 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Ma-
rina Dr., Holmes Beach. The Rev. Dan Kilts officiated.
Hugh M. Wells
Hugh M. Wells, 64, died April 15 in his residence
Mr. Wells came to this area in 1986 from Cincin-
nati, Ohio. He was a Methodist. Mr. Wells was a mem-
ber of the Key Royale Golf Club, Masons of Ohio in
Northbend Cleves and a member of the Rotary Club
He is survived by his wife, Muriel of Bradenton;
two sons, Hugh M. III of Tampa, and Thomas R. of
Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother, Otho Dell Wyatt of
DeMott, Ind.; and three grandchildren.
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By Jeannie Friedman
Islander Reporter and Pier Regular
In a service that included poetry, prayers and
hymns, the pier regulars said good-by to one of their
own Monday morning as only they can do. They added
bagpipes, taps and a recording of Frank Sinatra sing-
ing his signature tune, "My Way" to their tribute to
Frank X. Kelly.
Kelly died April 6 in Blake Hospital after a long
illness. He was 88. His editorial cartoons in the old Is-
lander newspaper endeared him to Island residents as
well as his friends at the Anna Maria City Pier.
As more than 50 Islanders gathered under the shel-
ter at Bay Front Park in Anna Maria to bid their last
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Jim Meena of the Island Baptist Church conducted
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He was a retired Public Relations Director for the
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'Bag lady' winters on Anna Maria Island
By Jeannie Friedman
Anna Maria has its very own bag lady and no one
seems to be objecting.
*Kaye Stothers-Hopkins has a string of degrees and
certificates after her name. She used to be a faculty
member at the Scarborough Regional School of Nurs-
ing in Toronto, Canada. She was also a surgical and
pediatric nurse and conducted seminars and workshops
to prepare senior citizens for retirement.
She became a bag lady because she decided to take
her own advice.
At her pre-retirement seminars, she advised senior
citizens to think about doing something they had al-
ways wanted to. do but never had the time or energy to
do or just never got around to doing. Still six years
short of retiring herself, she listened to her own inner
voice and enrolled in a clown course at a college in
That was in 1983. The 72-year-young Canadian
has been "Saggy Aggy the Bag Lady" ever since.
"I've always been flamboyant and outgoing,"
Hopkins said, "but I'm also shy. I let some friends talk
me into trying out for the lead in a comedy when I was
in college. I got the part and it was a disaster. I just
couldn't perform with all those people watching me. I
That was the end of her acting career until she dis-
covered white grease paint.
"When I get behind my white face, it's easy to
perform," said. When I have a prop and am able to hide
behind the paint and a costume, I can entertain."
Hopkins credits her years of experience in the
teaching and nursing fields with her success as a clown.
"I think my nursing and teaching experience help
me to be sensitive and pay attention to people. My
background gives me an awareness which helps me
know how to entertain. I'm always watching and think-
ing of new ideas to add to my act."
Hopkins tries to teach lessons about living while she's
in character. But, like all clowns, Hopkins has her sad side.
"It's not just clowns, its human nature to sometimes
be laughing on the outside and crying on the inside," she
said. "Like every body else, I've had some hard knocks.
I don't worry about all these wrinkles in my face because
I've earned every darned one of them."
Hopkins talked about some of the difficulties in-
volved in being a clown.
"Clowning is very hard work and it's also very
expensive; It takes a long time to put on makeup and
get into costume. My props are expensive and my shoes
alone cost $200. Most of my costumes are at least $400.
Then there are my puppets, balloons and the gimmicks
which add to my act. There's a lot more to being a
clown than people can imagine."
In spite of the difficulties and the expense, Hopkins
is hooked on clowning. She travels all around the coun-
try to clown meetings and conventions. She even at-
tended an international convention in England. Many
of her best friends are in the business of jesting some
of them are full-time circus clowns.
"I treasure my friendship with the circus people,"
she said. They love what they do but they lead such a
hard life. They work very long hours and are on the
road all the time. They often have to help put up and
take down the tents and install and dismantle the equip-
ment. But, it's usually in their blood many of them
were born into it and have never done anything else."
Hopkins loves her "Saggy Aggy" character but she
also plays many other roles and wears many costumes.
With her stuffed dog, "Scotty," she performs Scot-
tish dances. "Chi Chi" the monkey travels with her as
does his sister, "Sissy," who aspires to be a nurse. She
has sophisticated characters, hobos and "bumbaly,
fumbaly" clown acts. A life-sized cabbage patch doll
named Charley travels across the country in the passen-
ger seat of Hopkins' vintage Volkswagen van which is
chocked full of dolls, puppets, balloons and just about
any gimmicky prop you can think of.
"Charley is a wonderful companion and he gets
lots of attention," Hopkins said. "Once when I was at
the Canadian border, they couldn't believe that I had
nothing to declare. I pointed to Charley and said, 'He's
so tight, he won't let me spend any money.' They just
shook their heads and waved me on," she said with a
"Another time, I was pumping my own gas and
some men at the gas station said 'Look at that S.O.B.
letting that poor woman pump gas while he sits there
dozing.' I got a great laugh out of that one."
Hopkins is a licensed professional clown in
Toronto but volunteers her time when she's in Florida.
"The clowns down here aren't well paid and they
need all the work they can get," she said. "I do volun-
teer things but I try not to take work from someone
If all the world loves a clown, so does Kaye
Hopkins. She appears at circuses, carnivals, fairs, pic-
nics, parades, schools and at just about any other event
where she thinks people could use a smile.
Her awards include Best All Around Clown at a
1990 convention, Queen of Clown Alley in 1989 and
1990 in Toronto and second place honors for individual
and group clown skits.
Hopkins is a mother and the grandmother of four.
"Each of my grandchildren have written an essay
about me," she said. "One of my grandchildren wrote,
'You have no idea how great it is to have a grandma
who is a clown.' That makes me feel good."
At 72, Hopkins said she is doing something she
always wanted to do. As she ended her interview to
rush home and don makeup and costume for a volun-
teer performance for an Island garden club, Hopkins
said "I finally did what I always dreamed of doing -
I ran away from home and became a clown."
Rite of passage: dealing with those bad hair days
By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent
Long. Short. Straight. Curly. Oily. Dry. Brown.
Any way you look at it, it's still hair. And ev-
ery way you look at it, it's a disaster!
Until I was 10, I had a normal life. Get up, get
dressed, wash your face, brush your teeth, pull a
comb through your hair and you're ready, right?
Not any more.
Three years ago it took me 15 minutes to get
ready for school. Now it's an hour-long ordeal, with
a half hour spent on that bane of my existence.
My usual hair-raising routine goes a little like
Brush hair vigorously.
Complain to myself about how ugly it looks.
Wash hair again.
Dry hair again.
Burst into tears of frustration.
Throw hairbrush at mirror.
Sulk while I finish getting ready.
Go downstairs and listen to Mom rave about how
fabulous my hair looks.
Does this episode sound familiar to you? If you're
a chronic perfectionist like me it should. Of course,
anyone from the ages of 10 to 45 should recognize this
as a daily occurence. And though it's usually limited
to females, in recent years males have begun to fuss
over their hair.
Some guy friends confided to me that they fol-
low the same routine above except for the tears
of frustration. For them it's the "manly Tarzan
Tears or screams may also ensue when you get
a hairbrush caught in your hair. When you try to
pull it out, you end up pulling your hair (and scalp!)
with it. Where do you suppose I got this bald spot?
Have you ever wished for anyone else's hair?
I can't stand my hair. I've always wished for long,
straight, shiny, dark hair but of course I've got
precisely the opposite. If I could, I would change
it, really I would.
I would dye it, straighten it and eventually it
would get long on its own. There's only one thing
stopping me from going through with it. I can't get
this dam brush out of my hair.
M PAGE 14 APRIL 21, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Tomara Kafka
We can finally get in to eat at our old favorites. The
lines aren't so long this week. The traffic has thinned
considerably though not on weekends.
Sean Murphy of Beach Bistro agrees and urged
me to remind Island regulars to start getting out to Is-
land restaurants again. It's the time of year when we
can have our Island back for a while.
Speaking of Beach Bistro, the newest art group on
the Island started by Woody Candish called tAMIArtP?
has its first exhibit at the Bistro Sunday from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. It's open to the public and I believe it includes
performance and hands-on participatory art.
You may be groaning, like others, that all this Is-
land needs is another art group, but Woody's group
may be different. This group is anti-bureaucratic and
UN-organizational. Anyone else call it gorilla art?
We'll keep an eye on what they do.
Ches's Pasta Plus owners Norm and Jane
Chesmore are always doing nice things for the Island's
kids. Last week they handed a $260 check to Island
school Principal Jim Kronus and they'll do it again
sometime in September. It's people like the
Chesmore's that keep this Island a special place.
The Mutiny Inn was recently reviewed in the
Sarasota Herald Tribune by columnist Kristine Nickel.
"This charming restaurant has only eight tables and a
small bar in a bistro-like nautical setting," Nickel said.
"Great things come in small packages."
Author! Author! A slide show about American pio-
neer and author Laura Ingalls Wilder will be presented
by author Linda O'Connor-Levy at the Island Branch
Library, Holmes Beach, on Wednesday, April 27 at 7
p.m. Wilder wrote the "Little House" series which was
the basis of the "Little House on the Prairie" TV show.
Another celebrity, the Island type, former Holmes
Beach Mayor Jim Zerby will talk about about the last
40 years of Island changes at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society, Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.,
Anna Maria City Hall. A Centennial business meeting
The Sixth Annual Island Fest is Sunday, April 24,
noon to 7 p.m., on the grounds alongside the Longboat
Key Holiday Inn. Besides arts, crafts, and children's
activities, there will be gourmet delights from eight
area restaurants and entertainment by Terrie Lynn
Davis and the Coyote Band, Democracy, High Heel
Sneakers, Dan McMillion and Jazz from Tampa Bay.
Admission is $2.
After nearly 35 years Shenkel's is calling it quits.
Sunday, April 24, it will be breakfast as usual. But
when the last customer leaves, the doors will close for
good. Shenkel's, under the ownership of Edith Barr
Dunn and Kenny Barr, has been serving the Island
communities home cooking and cocktails since Octo-
ber 1959. If you haven't been in for a while you have
one last chance to see Big Mama and Eddie Bayer per-
form this week.
Friends of Florida Folk presents Bill Schustik and
an open mike for those accoutsic guitar players who
like a chance to show off their talent on Monday night
at the Sailing Squadron, just across the New Pass
Bridge from Longboat Key on City Island.
It's Sunday in the Park on April 24 at DeSoto
National Memorial in Bradenton. The event is part
of the national "March for Parks" celebration to be held
in conjunction with Earth Day. For more info call 794-
A field trip and picnic (bring your own) is planned
by the Manatee Audubon Society for Saturday, April
23, including a tour of Palma Sola Bay, Anna Maria
Island, Beer Can Island and Tidy Island. For more info
We had dinner the other night at Marco Polo's
New York-style Pizza which moved to Village Green
Parkway this year. We ordered Vegetarian Calzone and
it was loaded with ricotta and mozzarella and some
great veggies asparagus, spinach, black olives and
mushrooms.' They have good pizzas, too. They "bless"
your pie on request, drizzling extra garlic and cheese
on top. They deliver to Anna Maria.
The Best of Tampa, a big celebration with 50 bay
area restaurants and lots of live bands is May 7. For
info call 1-800-955-1045.
"Rotten Ralph's serves a delicious seafood gumbo, I
would love the recipe. Sand Bar serves a super dip sauce
with a potato appetizer, I would like the recipe. D.Coy
Ducks shrimp scampi is also a recipe I would like."
Applications ready for
Festival of Fine Arts
The Anna Maria Island Art League is now
accepting applications for the 6th Annual Anna
Maria Island Festival of Fine Arts to be held on
Dec. 3 and 4, 1994, in Holmes Beach.
The juried festival will feature original
works of fine artists and craftsmen from Florida
and other states.
Completed applications must be received by
Aug. 15. To receive an application, send request
along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217. For more information,
Reily Paquet, Leominster, Mass.
Both chefs at Rotten Ralph's and D.Coy Ducks say
they cannot reveal those recipes too many secret ingre-
dients. But Cheryl Boyerst, kitchen manager at the Sand-
bar, said they would be happy to share their dip recipe.
32 oz. sour cream
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup parsley
2 oz. Maggie (a liquid spice and herb seasoning avail-
able at any grocery store, with an extra onion-type fla-
Stir-it-up is a weekly column covering events,
newsy items and fun things to do for Islanders, most on
the Island, some off-island. We encourage those who
provide food, drink and entertainment to send us infor-
mation of your upcoming event or tell us what's new.
You may FAX, mail or drop by The islander By-
stander with a press release. The deadline is noon Fri-
day for the following week's column.
The office is located at 5408 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217, and the FAX number is 778-9392.
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 phone number.
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Island raccoon reports on the increase
By Tomara Kafka
The Lannings knew-the raccoon was sick as soon
as they saw it.
"It wandered into my yard," says Dr. John Lanning
of Holmes Beach, an internist. "I recognized right away
the raccoon was sick. He was walking slowly, stagger-
ing and falling down."
Planning killed the raccoon with his shovel. He
asked his wife Irma to call 911, which in turn told her
to call Animal Control.
"We called at 10:50 a.m.," says Irma. "They
showed up at 12:30."
Besides being dismayed at the response time from
Manatee County Animal Control, the Lannings were
amazed at the lack of response to questions about testing
the dead raccoon for rabies especially since a dead rac-
coon tested positive to rabies about three months ago.
Animal Control told the Lanning they don't test
raccoons, says Irma Lanning. "Their response was that
it's up to the Fish and Game Commission for control
of raccoons and that the Health Department tests for
rabies and they're the ones who have the funds."
SBut representatives of those agencies disagree with
what the Lannings have been told.
Within the Florida Game and Fresh Water Com-
mission exists the Division of Wildlife. According to
staff biologist Steve Martin, this Florida department is
primarily responsible for wildlife education and licens-
ing individuals and businesses with permits to legally
deal with wildlife.
The Public Health Unit is a state agency contracted
by Manatee County to conduct the testing of wildlife.
But Trudy Bentley, nurse epidemiologist with the
Manatee County Public.Health Unit, says they don't
have the funds to test every suspect raccoon.
"We only get involved if there is human exposure.
Ellenwood, Galati to wed
Shelby D. Kelley of Bradenton Beach announces
the engagement of her daughter, Shaunell Lyvonne
Ellenwood of Bradenton, to Joseph F. Galati, son of
Frank and Carol Galati of Bradenton.
The couple will wed Sept. 9 at Saints Peter and
Paul The Apostles Catholic Church.
Miss Ellenwood is a 1990 graduate of Bayshore
High School and a 1992 graduate of Manatee Area
Vocations and Technical Center. She is employed by
Dr. Daniel C. Cohen as a dental assistant.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1990 graduate of Mana-
tee High School. He is employed with Publix Super
When a sick raccoon
walked up to the Lannings
of Holmes Beach as they
were working in their
yard, John Lanning killed
it with his shovel. When
the Lannings called
Animal Control, they
removed the animal.
Photo courtesy of
Irma and John Lanning
We test raccoons only if they come into contact with
human beings by scratches, bites or attack."
And every raccoon Bentley's department comes in
contact with is assumed to have rabies until disproved
by testing a sort-of guilty until proven innocent ap-
proach to nature.
"Meanwhile," says John Lanning, "people on the
Island are being exposed to rabies every day."
But professionals and naturalists say the raccoons
"Raccoons are a native wildlife," says Martin.
"And due to their toleration of humans, they will not
just go away."
There is not a whole lot we can do," admits Bentley,
"because they are a natural animal. They are beautiful and
they thrive in this climate. One of the best things people
can do is to get their animals immunized."
Rabies and distemper are natural controls in rac-
Stump, DeWalt to wed
William and Delores DeWalt of Bradenton an-
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Pamela
Suzanne, to John Wesley Stump of Bradenton, son of
Wesley and Edna Stump of Bradenton Beach.
The couple will wed May 21 at Palma Sola Pres-
Miss DeWalt is a 1992 graduate of Bayshore High
School and is pursuing an accounting degree. She is a
sales associate at Linda K's Hallmark.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1991 graduate of Bayshore
High School and is pursuing a career in fire fighting. He
is an installer at Ocean-Air Conditioning and is a volun-
teer firefighter at Westside Fire Department.
coon population, says Martin. "We recognize rabies as
a natural phenomenon. As the number of raccoons in-
creases, the more outbreaks of rabies will be reported
and the number of raccoons will then decline."
However, with so many sick raccoons reported on
the Island recently, it's small comfort to residents to be
told that something natural is taking place.
"My concern is that a kid will see one of these sick
'coons and want to take care of it," says Lanning.
"People should not feed raccoons," advises
Bob Clayton, supervisor in the county's Environ-
mental Health Services, agrees. "Any contact with rac-
coons is dangerous. People should avoid any physical
contact at all."
Bentley suggests that anyone with questions about
raccoons should call the Health Department and ask for
Trudy Bentley or Dr. James Ogedegde at 748-0666.
The Island Poet
Boy, do I love to get letters with the news from
near and far,
And hear if grandma is feeling well, or if the kids
are up to par.
And get the news and gossip about that old town
And hear all about my school chums if they are
It seems that I could never have enough of all this
'Cause when I get those letters they chase away
And when the mailman goes right past, it's a very
But perhaps he'd bring more letters if I didn't hate
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John Atkinson (left), winner of the 1993 Men's Club
Championship, stands with runner up Tom Wigton
The winners, gathered for the 26th Annual Awards Dinner Dance April 7 at the Key Royale Club, are (front
row left to right) Rose Slomba, Peggy Dumanois, Madeline Delfs, Joyce Brown, Bill and Ruth Swift, Mary Jo
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and Matt Losek.
Island think tank
These Anna Maria Island students participated
in the "Odyssey of the Mind," a problem-
solving program for gifted students. The Island
team placed fourteenth in the state and walked
away with the only honors awarded for team-
work. The students, all members of the gifted
program at Palma Sola, had to build a 1/8-inch
balsa wood structure with a ping pong ball
inside, which had to escape once the structure
collapsed. On top of that, they had to come up
with a pantomime skit giving a "story line" to
their project. Pictured left to right are Casey
Rygiel, Josh Armstrong, Tim Hasse, Mike
:, Armstrong, Kiernan Wilkins, Toshia Hasse.and
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 8, death investigation, 300 block of Palm
April 6, found drugs, 2315 Gulf Drive, vacant lot.
Responding to an anonymous tip, the officer found an
18-inch marijuana plant in a five gallon-bucket. The
officer searched the area and found anotherplant about
eight inches tall. Both plants were confiscated.
April 8, confiscated property, Coquina Beach.
The officer on patrol observed a subject having prob-
lems with his vehicle. When he stopped to assist, he
observed a GTE lineman's phone on the dash board
and asked the subject if he was authorized to posses it.
The subject said he bought it at a pawn shop in Tampa.
A computer check showed that the phone was not sto-
len. The officer had dispatch contact GTE and their
representative advised that only contractors with GTE
can possess the phones. The officer confiscated the
phone and placed it in property.
April 8, harassing phone calls, 1701 Gulf Dr.,
Island Inn. The complainant reported that a person
unknown called.the business six times making threats.
April 10, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach parking lot. A person unknown entered a vehicle
through an open top and removed a purse containing a
wallet, credit cards, a driver's license and $20 in cash.
April 10, possession of marijuana under 20
grams, Coquina Beach. The officer on patrol observed
a truck parked in a no parking area. He approached the
vehicle and spoke with Harless Randal Banks, 33, of
Tampa, who was returning from the bathhouse. The
officer asked for Banks' identification and noted that
Banks was "very hesitant" to get the wallet from the
center console and that Banks "fumbled around and
took out his identification." The officer asked Banks if
he could look in the truck and Banks gave his consent.
The officer located a small bag of marijuana and gave
Banks a ticket for a court appearance.
April 10, trespass, 1100 block of Gulf Drive
North. While on patrol, the officer noticed a suspicious
vehicle parked in front of an abandoned house and
observed three subjects walking around inside. He told
the three to come out and asked if they owned the
house. They said they did not and knew they were
wrong to be there. The house was checked for damage
and none was found. The three were placed in custody.
April 11, criminal mischief, 100 block of 4th
Street South. The complainant reported that a person
unknown poured water containing shrimp, pieces of
onions and various other items into his vehicle.
April 11, burglary, 100 block of Bridge Street. A
person unknown entered an apartment through a bed-
room window and removed $40 in cash.
April 8, vandalism of a mailbox flag, 200 block
of 66th Street.
April 8, grand larceny, 3500 East Bay Dr., Air
and Energy. The owner reported that he was contacted
by a woman in Palmetto who said one of his air con-
ditioning units, valued at $600, was in her garage. The
unit had been stolen from the business warehouse in
December. According to the report, the woman said her
estranged husband put the unit in her garage and said
he had taken it from the business. The unit was trans-
ported to the police department and a capias request on
the husband was issued to the state attorney's office.
April 8, traffic, 6500 block of Gulf Drive, The
complainant reported the reckless operation of a ve-
hicle. He was not found after an extensive search. The
officer suspected that the operator was the juvenile in
the following incident.
April 9, aggravated battery, 5600 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer observed a juvenile victim lying by
the side of the road. The juvenile said he had been
struck by a vehicle and the suspect fled north on Gulf
Drive. The victim explained that earlier in the evening,
he had a verbal altercation with the suspect at the White
Sands Resort and knew his first name but not his last
name. The victim said the suspect got in his vehicle,
yelled at the victim and left.
According to the report, the victim said he and his
companions were driving south on Gulf Drive and saw
the suspect's vehicle in a parking lot at 561'6 Gulf Dr.
with the headlights out. The suspect yelled at them as
they passed. They pulled onto the side of the road and
the victim got out and began walking toward the
suspect's vehicle. The victim said the suspect turned on
the headlights, accelerated directly at him and struck
him before speeding away. The officer searched for the
vehicle but did not find it.
The officer went to the hospital where the doctor
advised him that the victim's right knee was severely
damaged, had broken and cracked bones and surgery
The suspect is described as a white male, 16 to 18
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The suspect's vehicle is described as a newer model,
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April 9, suspicious person, 6300 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer responding in reference to a report
of a suspicious person found the subject by the side of
the road crying. She said she was out with a friend, got
in a bad situation and decided to walk home. The of-
ficer took her home.
April 9, warrant arrest, 12300 block of Manatee
April 9, noise from a loud party, 200 block of
April 9, noise, 5410 Marina Dr., D. Coy Ducks.
April 10, disturbance, 5702 Marina Dr., Turtle's
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found there had been an altercation between two females.-
One had taken a swing at the other, missed and hit the
cigarette machine, breaking the glass. Cuts on the female's
hand were treated by an employee. The female was issued
a trespass warning and agreed to pay damages.
April 11, suspicious person, 5901 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach Police Department. The dispatcher
called the patrol officer in reference to two people in
a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at the police de-
partment. The officer found two Anna Maria residents
arguing. According to his report, they said they had
come to the parking lot because they felt more secure
while arguing by being close to police protection. The
officer told them if they needed that much protection
just to talk, they should seek outside help.
April 11, 52nd Street and Gulf Drive. The officer
observed raw sewage flowing from a manhole cover at
the corner and from another in the 200 block of 43rd
street. MCPUD was notified.
April 12, petty larceny of a lawn flamingo, 200
block of 83rd Street.
April 12, found property a three-wheel adult
.* April 13, suspicious person, 200 block of 54th
Street. The complainant reported suspicious noises out-
side her residence. Nothing was found.
April 13, trespass, 3100 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported that he awoke and found a sub-
ject in his bedroom. He chased the subject out of the
bedroom but declined to talk to an officer. The officer
checked the area and was unable to locate the subject
April 13, trespass, 3200 block of Gulf Drive. The
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owner of a duplex had evicted a renter, then found that
the renter remained in the apartment. The owner was
advised by MSO civil to place the renter's belongings
out at the street.
April 13, lewd, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Public
Beach. A subject was photographing a nude model next
to the fishing pier at the water's edge in front of ap-
proximately 150 beach goers. When the officer arrived,
the model had a-bed sheet wrapped around her waist
and was nude from the waist up. Her clothes and a
mirror were lying on the beach by the pier and were
being used as a prop. The subject reportedly told the
officer that she was using her arms to cover her breasts.
The officer issued her a summons for exposure of
sexual organs and issued trespass warnings to her and
the photographer. He also confiscated the
photographer's film as evidence.
April 13, Marchman Act, Gulf Drive and Holmes
Boulevard. The officer found the subject sitting on the
steps at the White Otter with a suitcase containing his
belongings. The officer noted that the subject appeared
to be intoxicated, had.no idea where he was, how he got
there or where he was going. The subject was placed
in protective custody.
April 13, vandalism, 100 block of 68th Street.
The complainant reported that he chased two white
male juveniles out of the swimming pool. Later, an-
other unit occupant arrived home and found that the
clear fishing line, placed over the pool to keep out
birds, was cut. The line was tied around the stairs to
two units in such a way that anyone who walked there
April 14, found property, 74th Street and Palm
Avenue. While on patrol, the officer attempted to stop
a white male subject on a bicycle for riding without
headlights. The subject refused to stop and fled north
on Gulf Drive. The officer lost the subject but eight
minutes later observed the subject on foot in the 200
block of 78th Street. The subject fled. again and the
officer lost him behind a residence on 78th Street.
A short while later, the officer located a bicycle
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Thur. Sat., April 21, 22, 23 Hammerheads
Sunday, April 24 DT's Beach Bash 5 to 9
Wednesday, April 27 Reggae "Open Minds"
Thur. Sat., April 28, 29, 30 Hammerheads
Sunday and Monday, May 1 and 2 we
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cycle is described as a purple Wrangler with a black
seat, one black handle grip and a security chain on the
center bar. It was placed in the bike shed at the police
The subject was described as five-foot, 10-inches
to five-foot, 11-inches tall; of slender build; with long,
wavy, blond hair and facial hair. He was wearing a
black shirt with a design on the back.
April 14, Marchman Act, 3200 block of 6th Av-
enue. The owner of the Anchor Inn reported that the
subject was trying to enter the business and has been
told he is not permitted to enter. The subject was gone
on the officer's arrival but.the officer found him riding
his bicycle. The officer reported that the subject was
very intoxicated, incoherent and unable to say where he
lives. The officer felt he could not let the subject con-
tinue to ride the bicycle due to his condition and past
history of getting hit by automobiles while riding his
bicycle. The subject was placed in custody.
April 14,'suspicious person, 5704 Marina Drive,
Island Garden Center. The owner reported that a white
male subject, who identified himself as Kevin Dennis
Wagner, had gone to Don Jones Nursery in Bradenton
and said that he worked at the Island Garden Center, his
truck had. broken down and he needed $40 for a tow
truck. Don Jones Nursery does business with the Island
Garden Center and gave $40 to the subject. The owner
of the Island Garden Center said he does not know
Wagner. He made a report to the sheriff's department
but noted that the same subject has pulled the same
scam on other businesses.
April 14, burglary, 3200 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant was staying at a unit owned by his boss in
order to paint and clean. A former tenant who was evicted
came to pick up his belongings which were placed at the
street. The complainant went to the rear of the unit to work
and when he came out, his watch, valued at $150, and $24
in cash had been removed from the kitchen table. A mi-
crowave oven belonging to the evicted tenant that was not
set out at the street was also missing.
April 14, service, 5300 block of Marina Drive.
The officer was alerted to a subject who had run out of
gasoline and had an important meeting at Roser
Church. The officer gave the subject a ride to the
Horseshoe pitchers mix it up
Last week's horseshoe competition "mixed up"
pitchers from the Island cities and off-Island players
instead of having a city-to-city match. Women seem to
be holding their own in the weekly competitions.
Saturday's winners were Ruth Fochrkolb of
Holmes Beach and Jack Krueger of Manatee County.
Runners up were Don Burton of Holiday Cove-and Jim
Spencer of Anna Maria City.
The matches are held each Saturday at Anna Maria
City Hall at 10 a.m.
Anna Maria City
New construction: 2 single family residences
Additions & alterations: $62,854
Home occupational license issued to Dale Barnhill, 214
Lakeview Drive, to operate a mail order hand-crafted
New construction: 0
Additions & alterations: $19,561.44
New business licenses:
Beach Lover's Delite Restaurant, William E.
Smith, 103 Gulf Dr.
Bungalow Beach, Chris Dubs and Arch Works,
2000 Gulf Dr. N., eight-unit resort.
Beach House/Sarasota Business Services, 200
Gulf Dr. S., four catamarans for rental service.
Wet Willie, Inc., 304 Gulf Dr. S., Eight boats (jet
skis) for hire.
New construction: 0
Additions & alterations: $326,907
New business and home occupational licenses:
Automotive Electric, 3014 Ave. C, Unit #2,, elec-
tric services auto repair.
Cleaning Service, 309-B 58th St., Belinda
Title Services of Manatee, 5914 Marina Dr., title
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I'j PAGE 20 I APRIL 21, 1994 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Turtles wash up as shrimpers appear
By Bob Ardren
"A beautiful female loggerhead weighing maybe
300 pounds" is how Chuck Shumard describes the
turtle washed up at the end of Maple Street last week.
"Probably 50 years old, it had no recent marks on
it, so I just assume it drowned," he told me. By that he
implies that it may have drowned while entrapped in a
"One back flipper was partially missing, but that
was obviously an old wound," Shumard said, "so I just
have to assume it, and two yearling green turtles I've
found in recent weeks, all drowned."
An ugly fact of turtle life or death is that
shrimpers have been appearing on the horizon off and
on for a couple of weeks now, and it's hard not to make
the connection between their trawling and the turtles
washing up on the sand.
If you have any interest in turtles and the good
work Chuck and his crew do on our beaches, here's
your chance to get involved. On Friday, April 22, the
Anna Maria Turtle Watch is having an organizational
- meeting at the Anna Maria City Hall at 7 p.m. Chuck
will show some slides, talk about the work his group
does, and sign up folks interested in helping save our
It's good work in the finest sense, and you can get
it if you try.
The Turtle Watch program will officially get un-
derway May 10 with the beginning of beach walks fo-
cusing on locating turtle nests. The dawn beach walks
will probably last until October.
"Fishing the Islands Tournament," Anna Maria
Island's biggest fishing excitement these days, is slated
for June 18, in case you haven't heard.
The one-day madness pits everybody against ev-
erybody else for the benefit of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Here's hoping Bill Lowman tops
last year's 80-boat entry list.
For details, stop by Island Discount Tackle and Bill
will fill you in on the details, including the pre-tourney
captains' meeting and the family picnic the day after.
It's a great event and Bill deserves a deep bow of
thanks for putting the whole thing together again..
Freeway. You remember the eight-foot bottlenose
dolphin held and treated for 107 days by Mote Marine
Laboratory scientists last summer? Well, Freeway
seems to be doing just fine.
Spotted in northern Tampa Bay recently in the
company of another 10 to 12 of his kind (Freeway is a
male), he was observed for about an hour by members
of Mote's mammal program.
"Indications are that he has adapted well to re-in-
On our Covered 28 ft' Pontoon Boat
1 1/2 Hours $10 per person
production and he appears to be in good health," reports
Jay Gorzelany, Mote marine mammal stranding pro-
Freeway was found stranded in a Manatee County
tidal marsh near Interstate 75 last June 7. He received
around-the-clock care at Mote until he was released
into the Manatee River at Emerson Point Sept. 22.
Dozens of volunteers watched over the critter all sum-
mer out at Sarasota's Ken Thompson Park, and we
should all thank them for it.
It was touch-and-go with Freeway for a long time
out there in New Pass, and a lot of kind folks did lonely
duty watching over him.
Here's hoping this bit of news is some small
payback to them especially to those living here on
Death is always unexpected. That's one of my
basic beliefs. So when it showed up twice in as many
weeks recently on Sarasota beaches, I wasn't just sur-
prised, I was also saddened.
Maybe it was learning to swim in the rivers up
north. Maybe it was that day a buddy taught me to ride
the "rips" in the Pacific Ocean and body surf back to
the beach. But I think actually it was teaching my own
kids to play in the tides at South Lido Beach that make
me learn the valuable lesson that nobody has to drown
Auxiliary offers safe
A course in boating safety conducted by certified
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Half Day Cruises $25 per person
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in a rip tide or current.
Once you learfi to relax and enjoy Mother Nature's
little free rides in the surf and know never to
struggle against them you'll never be another
Sadly, the recent drownings on Sarasota beaches
were probably preventable, if only those folks had
known the trick of riding that "wild rip." But until we
teach swimmers to always respect the water, relax
while in it, and never to fight the flow, deaths will come
A little update on the Sarasota-to-Havana sail-
ing event is that the Sarasota Sailing Squadron board
of directors officially voted last week to sponsor the \
race. Anyone interested in taking part or just finding .
out more about the event is invited to a meeting Friday
night at the Squadron down on Ken Thompson Park in
Sarasota. (That's the former City Island just south of
the New Pass bridge.)
The meeting gets underway with a Cuban dinner of
black beans and rice about 6:30 and officially gets
started at 8 p.m.
Folks both for and against the event are expected
to show up, so it should be an interesting and vocal
See you next week..
boating course May 3
p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at 1208 129th St., Cortez,
north of the Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The course will include boat handling, navigation,
legal requirements, weather and radio. The classes will
run for three weeks on Tuesday and Thursday and are
free except for a nominal charge for materials.
For more information, call Shirley Northrup, Flo-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 21, 1994 A PAGE 21 IGJ
Wow! Snook, kingfish continue to pack the coolers
By Capt. Mike Heistand
This seems to be the year of good fishing. Consider
this: stone crabs were at record levels during the winter,
and now well into spring snook and kingfish also coming
to the docks better than they have in years. Could tarpon,
trout, barracuda and reef fish follow through to create a
tremendous fishing season for the Island? Stay tuned.
Capt Dave Pinkham said kingfish was the main
attraction as well as Spanish mackerel, cobia, snapper,
bonita and a few grouper.
Capt. Zack with the Dee Jay II said snook action
has dropped off in the past week, although he has been
getting some "small" snook of up to 20 pounds.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle said cus-
tomers coming to this popular tackle shop are talking
about big snook and a lot of trout. He added that he is
finding a number of people coming to the shop asking
"how do you catch fish?" His recommendation is to
find a good local guide and go out with him or her
- and only keep those you really want. That's a good
recommendation for all anglers to remember.
Dan at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishermen
there have been having a lot of fun catching blue run-
ners, jacks and reds (which had to be released.) He said
daytime fishers have struck out on snook, and mackerel
have been scarce due to a brief hiatus of white bait.
Bill at the Rod and Reel Pier said fishermen there
have had a good week with a lot of snook, mackerel,
drum and catch-and-release snook.
Toni at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trip is averaging 100 head of Key West
grunts. The six-hour trip is averaging 150 feet of lane
and vermillion snapper, Key West grunts, porgies and
sea bass. The nine-hour trip is averaging 40 head of red
and black grouper, mangrove snapper and porgies.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said grouper are in the
60-foot water depth. In the same area but closer to the
surface, kingfish are moving in large numbers. Even
closer to shore near the underwater structures, cobia are
out there and hungry.
On my boat Magic, charters have been doing well
with a lot of snook up to 10 pounds, some 25-inch trout,
a few four-pound flounder and a lot of catch-and-re-
Capt. Rick Gross is still doing well with a lot of
big snook, some up to 20 pounds in weight. Even
though Capt. Rick isn't targeting redfish, his charters
are still catching plenty of them. It's important to re-
member that reds are still out of season.
Capt. Don Kyser said he has been coming back to
the dock with a lot of kingfish, mostly from the 40- to
50-foot depths seven to 10 miles out from the Island.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said the best bet is
kingfish and lots of 'em. Stop by the store for the best
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he's heard of lots of snook out there for the taking.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's been getting his clients
onto lots of kingfish out in the Gulf. While offshore, he's
getting mangrove snapper with a few red grouper.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his clients have been do-
ing well with snook and trout in the backwaters, with
some of his charters getting limit-catches of snook.
Capt. Tom Romine said his clients have been
scoring well with snook, redfish and trout.
Capt. Mark Bradow has got his charters onto
snook with some up to 15 pounds, as well as a bunch
Good luck and good fishing.
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Bruce Rosene shows off some of the limit-catch action
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Dreams. The kingfish he's holding were in the 15-
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Greg LaPensee (WAC) 10 32 18 25 .562
Scot Atkinson (Haley's) 9 22 12 21 .545
Robbie Douglas (Ducks) 8 24 13 13 .541
Rickie Buckelew (Haley's) 9 28 14 14 .500
Taylor Bernard (WAC) 10 35 17 9 .485
Paul Feeney (AMFD) 10 32 15 18 .468
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Hunter Green, age 8, got
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rience AND Smilesl
i S .*i r =Mn M>i S-i i-^':.T
501 Manatee Ave. W. Holmes Beach
KM PAGE 24 E APRIL 14, 1994 m THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Home With In-Law Apt.
2708 Ave. C., Holmes Beach 2BR/1BA. Turnkey
furnished, workshop, storage room & carport.
Close to beach & restaurants. $121,900.
Call Harold Small 778-2261
Million Dollar Club Member
Ofc. 778-2261 Evenings 792-8628
.I Island Relocation
When Buying or Selling, Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
2217 Gulf Drive 778-2246
FL 34217 Office
Bruce L. Skorupa
REALTOR Award Winner
o 4. Buyers and Sellers
Together and Provides
Personal Caring Attention
S Professional Knowledge
Experience Plus! Call Bruce Now!
Business and social news are always
welcome at The Islander... call us at 778-
7978 to find out how you can be included.
Across the street from beautiful Tampa Bay, this one
of a kind home offers stunning sunrises through the
French doors leading to the observation deck. The
owner has remodeled this home with discriminating
taste and only the best would do. All appliances have
been replaced with new top of the line high efficiency
models, all bath and kitchen fixtures are new along with
new tile floors. Hardwood floors cover the rest of the
home, along with vaulted oak ceilings. Situated on a
large comer lot, this home is truly the best of the best.
Offered at $189,000. Call Frank Davis for a tour,
MAIL? Of course we mail
The Islander Bystander
We mail The Islander--- to over 500 paid out-of-town
subscribers. A subscription form appears on page 7.
Everyone on Anna Maria Island gets the paper free,
either delivered to their driveway, or from a newspaper
rack or shop. If you would like to request free home de-
livery, please call 778-7978. And although we can not
deliver to single units at condos and mobile home parks,
we do deliver bulk copies there. You may also call if you
need to stop home delivery for any reason.
I FOR SALE BY OWNER I
Anna Maria Island
Great Selection of
Beachfront Bayview Gardenview
Weekly rates from $500.00
Monthly rates from $1,200.00
Contact: Debbie Dial
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3222 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275
DESIRABLE TIFFANY PLACE Furnished
2BR/2BA with eat-in kitchen, pool, laundry, storage
& parking. Beautiful walking beach. $169,900.
Ocean Park Terrace Condo 3BR/2BA fully fur-
nished. Two screened porches & roof-top sun deck
overlooking entire Gulf, Intracoastal Waterway and
Island. $T89-Q00. REDUCED to $175,000.
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and shop-
ping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
2 BD/2BA Unit, Turnkey Furnished, Completely up-
dated, custom ceramic tile throughout.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
or Janis Van Steenburgh 778-4796
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
or Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 ME. MLS
BRIDGEPORT CONDO-2BR,2BA, $575 plus utilities.
BAYFRONT CONDO 2 BR, 2BA, unfurnished.
$625 plus utilities.
SANDY POINTE CONDO 2BR, 2BA, unfurnished.
$725 plus utilities.
CANAL FRONT HOME 3BR, 2BA, unfurnished.
$800 plus utilities.
CANAL FRONT HOME 2 BR, 2BA unfurnished.
$1200 plus utilities.
2217 Gulf Drive
ISLAND BAYFRONT Panoramic views from the 3-4BR-
2.5BA Bayfront residence with Bay and deep water ca-
nal frontage. Natural cedar construction with cathedral
ceilings throughout. Tropical setting with pool, gazebo and
lush landscaping. Short walk to Gulf beaches. Offered at
$379,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
778-2246 Office or 778-7976 Evenings
Serving Anna Maria Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
,; JUST REDUCED
Perico Bay Club's Largest Lakefront Villa
1269 Spoonbill Landings *
Anytime 792-8477 Office 778-2261
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
__ MLS I
205 57th St. Holmes Beach
* 2BR/1BA Home Large Lot
* Close to Beach Duplex Zoning
* Central Air/Heat Laundry Room
* Screened Porch Carport
Please Call For Appointment
Owner is Lic. Real Estate Broker
THE.ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 21, 1994 m PAGE 25 EJB
Sale of the week
Barbara Sato and Betsy Hills of Betsy Hills Real Estate listed and sold a unit at
Bayou Condo, 522 Pine Ave., for $90,000. It was fully furnished, even including
a washer and dryer inside the unit, which is rare for the Bayou.
The Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce is
going to sponsor an infor-
mation table at the Tourist
Information Center in
Bradenton during "Na-
tional Tourism Week,"
May 1 to 7.
Chamber members are
asked to provide their
business's brochures to be
passed out. Interested mem-
bers are to deliver their lit-
erature (200 quantity) to the
chamber by Thursday, April
28, so packets can be put to-
For more information,
call the chamber at 778-
1541, Monday through Fri-
day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Prudential Florida
Realty has announced the
company's top listers and
sellers for March.
The top lister at the
company's Anna Maria Is-
land office is Carol Heinze.
The Island office's top
seller is Sally Schrader.
Dana Chatin, vice
president of Ciao! Casual
Italian Cuisine on
Longboat Key, announces
two recent changes to the
William W. Schafer is
the restaurant's new chef
and manager and, because
of Shafer's exceptional cu-
linary talents, the restau-
rant is modifying its name
to Ciao! Casual Interna-
The restaurant is located
at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
A Paradise Inc. Real-
tors, 5201 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach, announces
Stan Williams has joined
Williams has had
strong experience in both
residential and commercial
market places. His name
was misspelled in a recent
Broker Maureen Dowd,
Island Real Estate, has an-
nounced that the firm re-
cently recognized Paul T.
Collins, Frank H. Davis, Jr.,
and Richard Freeman for
exceeding $1 million in
sales for 1993.
The trio was also recog-
nized for their contributions
to the continued growth and
success of Island Real Es-
I REEAL SAT A I
522 Pine A
lB Bayou Condo
2501 Gulf Dr
203 Beach Plaza
601 Gulf Dr N
S105 Gulf Watch
206-208 74th St
243 S Harbor Dr
3803 East Bay Dr
3A Sunbow Bay
619 Dundee Ln
314 Westbay P & M
69 Shell Point
142 Westbay P & M
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Licemsed Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
ISANDE CA S FIED
ITMO ALEITMSFO ALEARAGEALE
PHOTO EQUIPMENT: Complete professional cam-
era system NIKON EM body with 50 mm lens,
motordrive, strobe, plus 28 mm and 70-300 zoom
lenses, bag, misc. filters. Complete $450. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander.
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. We
come to you with fully mobile service. Call mobile
phone # 356-4649.
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 383-3202.
WANTED Your unwanted stuffed fish. Get rid of it
here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
NAUTICAL ANTIQUES Solid brass ships wheel &
stand off of liberty ship or lake freighter. 1918 US
Navy compensating binnacle on solid brass base.
Both $3500 OBO. 778-0019.
ROLL-AWAY bed $25, hedge trimmer $25, crisper
$10, 20" fan $10 and semi-antique hand braided
wool rug $200. Phone 778-2952.
3 WHEEL BIKE, electric driven. Good condition, ask-
ing $300. 778-5250.
MOVING SALE! 123 Hammock, Anna Maria. Sat
23rd, 9-3. Antiques, Furniture, books, patio furniture,
kitchen ware, clothes bikes, lots & lots of good stuff!
REMODELING SALE! 813 North Shore Dr., Anna
Maria. Thurs., April 21 2-6. Fri., April 22, 8-12. Fur-
niture, accessories, king bed, cabinets & sink.
MOVING SALE! 508 70th St., Holmes Bch., Sat.
23rd & Sun 24th, 8-4. Fine Thomasville Bdrm,
cherrywood desk, 9pc patio furn, Guatambu Futon.
Misc. furn, housewares, power tools. Everything
GARAGE SALE! 611 Dundee Ln., Holmes Bch. Sat.
April 23rd, 8 AM. Household items, some furniture.
GARAGE SALE! 2303 Ave. B, Bradenton Bch. Sat.
April 23rd & Sun 24th, 9-3. Furniture, antiques,
printer, clothes & misc. items.
FREE Brown "Pea" River Gravel. U-haul. Call 778-
3304 for details.
BENS AND IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting Service. At our
home with constant supervision. No cages/kennels.
House calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
IG PAGE 26 E APRIL 21, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Si Com's mercial Residential Free Estimates
Sfluyl Lawn Mowing *-Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
eService .12 YEARS EXPERIENCE -INSURED
778-1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 uc. No. 4467
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
Commercial & Residential,
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
S STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
|- ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
4% COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES I
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
P 0 Box 352 Anna Maria FL 34216
-' -9- CLA SI IE
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL: Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. Call
mobile phone # 356-4649.
82 EL CAMINO. 792-0408.
1966 Chrysler New Yorker. See it at The Islander in
the shopping center parking lot. Only $1,000. Call
SWEET LITTLE HOME on the water. 40' Houseboat.
Light and airy. Classic design drifter-cruise. Nice
lifestyle in quiet marina. $8,500. Keep calling 778-
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Martha Stewart, 778-4362 or
Carolyne Norwood, 778-1514 if you can give a few
hours of community service.
AD PRODUCTION Desktop Publishing Program.
Experienced in Pagemaker and ad layout. Part-time.
Call or stop in The Islander Bystander.
BOAT SALESMAN for new & used boat dealer, high
income potential. Call Ken at 778-5577.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-9413 or 778-
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for immediate employ-
ment for Rod & Reel Motel. 778-2780.
PEACHES ICE CREAM & DELI is looking for.a ma-
ture individual to work part-time afternoons & week-
ends. Call 778-7386.
CLEANING HELP NEEDED, must have own trans-
portation. Call 778-1458.
FOUR YEAR EXPERIENCED Teacher currently
working on the Island can provide homebound tutor-
ing in any subject, K-6/$25. hr. 746-7486.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, 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 references. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience, complete detailing in-
cludes 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.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
MARY KAY COSMETICS Free facials. Free deliv-
ery, 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-
HOUSE CLEANING Reasonable rates. Dependable
Island resident. Local references. 778-9678.
CHILD CARE Adult mother to care for your infants to
8yrs. in my Holmes Beach home. All shifts, vacation-
ers welcome. Call 778-0298.
CPD LANDSCAPING, INC. "Natural by Design".
Design Installation Renovations. Full-Service
Landscape Maintenance. Longboat Key 383-9212,
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
HOME REPAIR SERVICE Professional tile Instal-
lation, marble work, plaster & stucco. Interior/exte-
rior. All repairs. Excellent Island references, 23 years
experience. Call Mark at 778-5354.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee County
resident 25 years. Call today for a free estimate. Ken
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
LIC #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers, con-
crete in business since 1978. Dave Elliot. 778-5183.
FOR THE ISLAND'S
Volunteers are needed -
along with parade
and craft show entries.
Call 778-1514 and tell
The Islander said to
call for more
information on the
HOME REPAIR C0.
Installation & Repair Interior & Exterior
Tile & Marble Masonry & Stucco
Carpentry Decks* Dry Wall Kitchen & Bath
23 Years Experience Island Resident Local References
MOST CARS $85
* Retail or Service'
5347 Gulf Drive
COMMUNITY ELECTRIC .
Call FREE EXPERT ADVICE
David Parrish Call:
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING
Hand wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal & Polish,
Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires, Shampoo
Carpets & Seats, Dress Interior, Satin-Black
Under Carraige, Engine Cleaned & Silicone
Protected. Everything included for $85 -
on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office.
Call the mobile service number. 356-4649
or leave a message: 778-9392.
Lest you forgot...
April 15 was
'She's such a snit!!!"
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 21, 1994 M PAGE 27 ill]
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free es-
timates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repair. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
CARPET: Comm'l $3.95 yd. plush $4.95 yd. Berber
$5.95 yd., installation avail. 795-7195.
1 LG/1 SM commercial studios. Gulf view. Gulf Drive
ideal for small business, office, crafts, ect. Neg. Call
Frank at 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSIFIED
COTTAGES on the beach in Anna Maria City. Wk/
SUMMER RENTAL Adirondack Mountains lakefront.
May 1 to Oct. 1, 1994. $3000 season. Ideal for adults.
BEACH RENTAL, Anna Maria Islands Club. 2/2
Condo. Non-smoking unit available March, April
open 1995. (813) 949-3713.
NOV. THRU APRIL Furnished 2/2 home in Anna
Maria steps from Gulf. J. Pollock & Assoc., Inc. 748-
8718 or 792-8340 eves. No pets.
WINTER RENTAL, Anna Maria. 218 Palmetto, fur-
nished 2/2. Duplex, $1,100/mo, 4 month minimum.
Call Tampa (813) 949-6891.
NOV. THRU APRIL Furnished 2/2 home in Holmes
Beach, steps from Gulf. J. Pollock & Assoc., Inc. 748-
8718 or 792-8340 eves. No pets.
KEY ROYALE 3/2 unfurnished, 2 car garage, end of
-'deep water canal, newly decorated, $1,200/mo.
RARE RENTAL AVAILABILITY! at prestigious Island
condominium. Annual lease or short term possibility.
Furnished or unfurnished. 2/2 second floor bayfront.
Old Florida Realty. 778-3377.
HIDEAWAY ON BAY. Beautiful view/excellent loca-
tion. Completely furnished. All 1st floor tri-plex. 1 &
2 Br. avail, monthly now thru Nov. Also lovely fur-
nished 2 Br avail for '95. 778-7107.
WATERFRONT 2/2 CONDO Westbay Pt. and Moor-
ing II, monthly/seasonal rental, newly remodeled and
furnished, $2,200/mo. 1-813-393-7844
DUPLEX FOR RENT. Seasonal or annual, 2/1, boat
space available. See Pat @ 104 7th St. S. 778-5992
LOVELY H.B. DUPLEX. 2/2 cent, H/A, W/D hookup,
dishwasher carpet, verticals, screened lanai. 1st/last,
security, annual. $625. 795-3838.
ROOMMATE WANTED: Female needed to rent Ig.
bedroom in very nice NW Bradenton home w/36 yr.
old female. House privileges. Must be clean, neat &
responsible. References required. 10 min. from the
Island $300/mo include utilities. 778-6541 days. 794-
ANNA MARIA, Gulf/Bay views. 1 bedroom, patio,
pool. Furnished or unfurnished. $550 incl. utilities.
211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
WANTED TO RENT, July 1, annual, unfurnished. 3
bedroom unit, quiet area on Anna Maria Island. Lo-
cal contact 778-5145.
HOLMES BEACH. Walk to beach and shopping. 1/
1 bath duplex. Fumished/unfurnished. Covered park-
ing. $450/mo. 778-6583.
REMODELED 1/1 Holmes Bch., gr. fl. apt. West of
Gulf Dr. No pets. 778-2864 after 5PM:
STUDIO APT Holmes Beach across from beach. $30
daily, $110 weekly, $420 monthly. Cable TV and micro-
wave included. 778-0727 or 924-7260. Avail. May 1.
MAY 1st. Comfortable furnished duplex apartment,
2/1, screened porch overlooking Gulf. 100' from
beach. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, phone, cable,
microwave, covered garage, off season, reasonable.
Holmes Bch. 778-0727 or 924-7260.
COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1BR/1BA Apt. in-
cludes water and garage, furniture, TV, dishes, silver-
ware etc. Two blocks from Beach. $435. per month,
May October 778-3878.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY couple of blocks to
beach. Full kitchen, bath, washer-dryer, utilities. $460
month. Call 778-4796.
ISLAND CONDO 2/2. 2 lanais, eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, pool, walk to beach, low main. fee and
owner may finance! 99,900. Call Yvonne Higgins at
Island Real Estate 778-6066 or 795-0105 after hours.
SEE IT TODAY! Historic Cortez Village Charming 2/
1.5 cottage. Nice oaks, quiet. 1 blk from Bay. Great
seasonal rental or second home. For sale by owner,
LARGE 2/2 VILLA. Pool, clubhouse. Nice area min-
utes to Gulf beaches. $49,900. 794-6293.
PALM HARBOR HOLMES BEACH lot 80X100 Real-
tor Protected. 792-0408.
NEW HOUSE, HOLMES BCH. 3/2, quiet street, private
boat launch, 2. blocks to beach. $184,500. 778-1966.
BY OWNER at Perico Bay Club. $94,650. Must see
to appreciate! Gorgeous lake view. 2/2 with-many up-
grades. Security, covered parking, pool, spa and ten-
MUST SELL Condo just off Island on 75th St. 1/1.5,
furniture neg., large screened lanai. $34,500.798-3022.
THE SEARCH is over. Charming 2/2 on wide canal.
Split bedroom plan. Five minutes to beach and
Intracoastal. Move-in condition. $149,900. M56059.
.Call Jim Layfield, Neal & Neal Realtors. 383-3708.
A FRIENDLY LITTLE HOUSE just blocks from the
beach. There are two nice bedrooms, comfortable
living room and loads of storage. M55046. $88,900.
Call Mike Nink, Neal & Neal Realtors. 383-3708.
FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's comput-
erized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-Sell-
Realty Counselors. 795-0616.
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
THE DEADLINE IS NOON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person and paid in advance at our office we do
not invoice or handle credit card charges. Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive,
in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.
Minimum $4.50 for up to 3 lines 21 WORDS.
Additional lines: $1.50 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines 250 per word.
Minimum $6.50 for up to 3 lines 21 WORDS.
Additional lines: $2 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines 250 per word.
Call 778-7978 for information and assistance.
Island Typing Service
=I ~FAX Service: Send & Receive
FAX # 778-8390
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
778-2586 : M A R'y KAY Eve: 778-6771
WITH THIS AD ONLY- EXP. 4/27/94
SABAL I PALM
A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
32-Year Island Resident
* Free Estimates
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
VACUUM SALES & SERVICE
We carry all makes & models
Small Appliance Repair Licensed & Bonded
Same Dependable, Prompt, Quality Service
5600 Marina Dr* Holmes Beach
Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 9-2 778-4988
AMERICAN CAR WASH
* | & DETAILING
Self service or personal service
Pick up & delivery service available
Enclosed facility for added protection
of your vehicle
778-1 617 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Specializing In Paint Touch-Up
Exotic Cars High Quality Honest Prices
David Zorko 5804 Marina Dr.
Hm. 778-6342 Holmes Beach
MANATEE LANDSCAPE SERVICES
Landscaping Irrigation Maintenance
If you have a job to fix ...
A house to watch
A rent to collect
you are away
WE REPORT DIRECTLY TO YOU.
Complete home and property
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3900 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM to 10 PM SUNDAY 7 AM to 9 PM* PHONE 778-4100
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