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Romano remains, cites Mayor for code violations
By Paul Roat
Joe Romano has decided to keep his job as head of
the Bradenton Beach building department, and has
found Mayor Katie Pierola and her husband Gil in vio-
lation of city land use rules pertaining to beach-front
Romano's announcement rescinds a resignation he
had submitted to Pierola a week earlier. Romano had
cited conflicts with beach concession activities, imply-
ing he was given direction to selectively enforce city
laws prohibiting some beach concession rental busi-
nesses while permitting others.
Last week, Romano said he had decided to keep his
job and found Ralph Cole not in compliance with land
use laws in the city. Cole operates a sailboat-Jet-ski
rental business at the Catalina Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf
Drive, which is owned by Pierola and her husband, Gil.
Pierola was also cited as violating city laws.
Pierola has said that she and her husband receive no
financial benefit from Cole's rental operation.
Another Jet-ski rental operation, Wet Willie's, Inc.,
has also been cited as being in non-conformance with
Newly-appointed Vice Mayor Herb Dolan led the
charge for Romano. In a letter Dolan read to the city
council, he said Romano was faced with "selective en-
forcement" when he cited Wet Willie's and not Cole's
"Joe, in his capacity as building inspector, will is-
sue permits and violations as he feels necessary,"
Dolan said. "If any disputes arise, he will leave the fi-
nal decision to the Code Enforcement Board."
Another rift between Romano and city officials lies
in the Community Redevelopment Agency, Dolan said.
He said Romano had "run-ins with the CRA board,
which wants to have authority over any and all perniits
before they are issued in the blighted zone (near Bridge
"Joe feels this is overstepping the bounds of their
advisory capacity and diminishing his authority as
building inspector;" Dolan continued.
S"I would like to put the CRA on notice that any
more interference or overstepping of authority could
cause the board to be dissolved and its duties reas-
signed to the council," Dolan said.
Dolan's statement caused an eruption by CRA
PLEASE SEE ROMANO, PAGE 2
Another mainland-island bridge?
Discussion of issues related to an additional bridge
from the mainland to the barrier islands between
Sarasota's Ringling Causeway and the Cortez Bridge
will'commence this summer, regional transportation
planners agreed Monday.
A planning "charrette" will be held sometime be-
fore July to air the issues of the social, environmental
and transportation debate about the "third" bridge be-
tween the mainland and either Longboat Key or
The purpose of a charrette, Metropolitan Planning
Organization Executive Director Mike Guy said, is to
reach a consensus among the participants on the issue
of a third bridge.
Guy said he hoped to have representatives from the
U.S. Coast Guard, the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection, the Florida Department of Transportation
and the U.S. Highway Department participate in the pro-
cess, as well as citizens and local elected officials.
"Sarasota Bay is a very sensitive and protected
body of water," Guy said. "There are also social issues
to be considered. From a traffic standpoint, there is a
need for another bridge, but the question is also a so-
cial and environmental issue."
Members of the discussion group will also focus
their attention on developing a scope of work for a con-
sultant to study the bridge issue, including its location.
The charrette would cost about $25,000.
charged with city,
Ato's Restaurant in Anna Maria City is in violation
of state and city regulations and is operating illegally,
building officials have stated. The restaurant has been
advised to cease serving food until licenses are issued.
Edgar and Antonia Kelly own the restaurant at 111 S.
Bay Blvd., formerly Candy Cain's. On March 18 and
March 25, the Kellys were advised to discontinue serving
food by Anna Maria Code Inspector Don Tarantola.
"You are advised that you cannot serve food on
this property until an occupational license has been is-
sued by the city," Tarantola's March 18 letter read.
On March 30, a registered letter was sent to the
Kellys from Tarantola stating "...Our records indicate
that your occupational license has still not been issued
due to incomplete submittals."
"You are advised to discontinue (your) violation of
Ordinance 533 by April 4, 1994, or the matter will be
referred to code enforcement."
Ato's is licensed by the Florida Department of
Business and Professional Regulation to seat a maxi-
mum of 25 people, and hours of operation are limited
to breakfast dining. According to Mayor Ray Simches,
they are in violation of the license because they serve
food in the evening.
The Kelly's have also made a number of improve-
ments to the property without applying for city permits,
building officials have stated.
Anne Beck, administrative assistant to the public
works and building department, said an occupational li-
cense cannot be issued until a host of legal documen-
tation is provided.
Edgar Kelly sent a letter to city officials April 21
which said he was confused as to why an occupational
license had not been issued.
"This is my family's American Dream; though
they were born in Samoa they are all citizens. I hope
and pray we do not have a problem as we dearly love
Anna Maria and will only work to improve its environ-
ment and image," the letter said.
Beck said the Kellys have been informed of the
proper procedures they must follow and the documents
which must be submitted before the city can issue an
CAUSE AND EFFECT OF ROUNDABOUT
Workers have been
busily finishing up the
traffic circle, or round-
about, in Bradenton
Beach. The construction
has prompted a detour
streets and, with
epic proportions, the
question of a third
bridge has again been
raised. Call The
Islander Bystander and
let us know what you
think about another
mainland-Key bridge at
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Fashion Section....................... Page 10
Announcements ...................... Page 13
Father Ben .............................. Page 15
Little League pictures ........ Page 16-18
Outdoors ................................. Page 22
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
APRIL 28, 1994
i[j PAGE 2 M APRIL 28, 1994 MTHE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Candid cops: handcuffed by the system
By Pat Copeland
Part 3 in a series
Two of the biggest obstacles they face in combat-
ing juvenile crime and drug use are the juvenile justice
system and the attitude of parents, say Island law en-
'"The juvenile justice system is so lax," said
Holmes Beach Detective Nancy Rogers. "I arrest the
same juveniles over and over and many are for felonies.
We are forced to turn them over to their parents be-
cause in the juvenile justice system, the parents are
ultimately responsible. Most of their parents don't care
and it sends a message to the kids 'Hey, I'm not
going to get into that much trouble.'"
Rogers said the Department of Health and Reha-
bilitative Services (HRS) handles all juvenile cases and
makes decisions regarding punishment.
"After an arrest, the first thing I do is call a juvenile
intake counselor at HRS," she said. "The counselor tells
me to take the kid to the juvenile detention center and HRS
takes it from there, or they tell me to release him to his
parents. Either way, it's out of our hands."
Once in the hands of HRS, juvenile punishment is
based on a point system, said Tom Jones, HRS spokes-
"It was developed about two years ago," explained
Jones, "because of overcrowding on the detention cen-
ters. "It's a point system to see whether or not the ju-
venile will be detained. When a juvenile is arrested,
he's assessed for his current crime and any past history
of crime. Depending on whether it's a felony or mis-
demeanor, he's assigned a certain number of points. If
the number hits 12 or higher, he's detained."
Jones said there are some crimes which result in
automatic detention. These include drug-related crimes
and violent crimes with a weapon.
"A panel of judges, state attorneys, public defend-
ers and HRS personnel from all over the state devel-
oped the system," said Jones. "The panel made recom-
Romano, from page 1
member John Chappie.
"Where did you hear we wanted jurisdiction over
Joe?" Chappie asked. "We just tried to get some infor-
mation. At least listen to the tapes (of the CRA meet-
ings) and get your information. Have you listened to
the tapes?" Chappie asked. Dolan did not respond.
At issue is a permit Romano issued to Alan Bazy
to erect a six-foot wood fence around property he
owned near the Bradenton Beach Marina near Cortez
Road. Erection of the fence along the property line was
questioned by members of the CRA board, who be-
lieved the fence did not meet city codes for setback and
Romano, City Planner Bill Brisson and City Attor-
ney Alan Prather all concurred that the fence was legal.
A special CRA meeting to discuss the fence was called,
but due to lack of a quorum discussion on the fence was
mendations and it was enacted into state statute."
However, officers in the street have little use for
the point system. Holmes Beach Officer Rob Velardi
told of one juvenile he arrested numerous times.
"The last time I arrested him, he had pulled a knife
and threatened an elderly man," related Velardi. "I
thought I finally had him, but I called HRS and they
said to release him to his parents because he didn't have
Releasing juveniles to their parents is a poor solu-
tion in a lot of cases, said police, because many parents
don't care or don't want to be bothered.
"When we catch a juvenile involved in criminal
activity and take him home," noted Holmes Beach
Police Chief Jay Romine, "the parents get mad at the
law enforcement officer for bothering them."
Bradenton Beach Detective Matt Duffy observed,
"Go down to Bridge Street at midnight and you see 12-
and 13-year-olds hanging out in the street, because
their parents are in the bars getting drunk."
Rogers offered two suggestions for improvement.
"Increase the punishment for juveniles and make
them spend some time in juvenile detention," she said,
"then maybe they'll realize that it's not all fun and
games. We have several adults who were arrested over
and over as juveniles but never punished. Then they
committed the same crimes as adults and ended up in
prison and wondered how they got there."
She also stressed that parents "need to get tough on
these kids. Parents used to be ultimately responsible
and there was a lot of discipline at home. Now it just
doesn't happen.'Parents don't teach morals and don't
postponed and never rescheduled.
Romano was lauded by council members and the
"There's no question in my mind that we need Joe
Romano here," Mayor Pierola said. "He's tough, fair
"I don't think it would be right to disband the
CRA," she continued. "CRA members have never
made demands that have to be done. They have ques-
tions, and I don't see anything wrong with that. (The
CRA's) goal is to improve the city, and isn't Bridge
Street finally getting there. We've come so far in this
city, and the CRA is doing a very good job."
Bradenton Beach businessman Mike Hodges con-
curred with Pierola on Romano. "I'm delighted to see
Joe has not resigned," he said. "He has always been
firm and fair, he always gives me an answer, and I con-
sider him as an asset to this city."
Council members .voted unanimously to accept
Romano's rescission of his resignation.
discipline their children. They need to start early with
discipline and be firm."
Manatee County Sheriffs Deputy Jules Dengler,
who patrols in Anna Maria, said much of the juvenile
problem is due to socio-economic conditions.
"There are a lot of single parents that have to
work," he noted. "When their kids come home from
school, they are unsupervised, so they wander the
streets looking for something to do."
Both Rogers and Duffy said they feel drug use is
increasing among Island teens. Degler said he has ob-
served an increase in teen alcohol use in Anna Maria.
"When I first got here four years ago," said Duffy,
"you could see kids walking down the street smoking
pot. Everyone was ignoring the problem because if you
don't make any arrests, people think you don't have a
Duffy began to take action by developing a strat-
egy and implementing it. The resulting arrests are mak-
ing a difference in the city, he said, with drug dealers
moving to other areas.
In 1992 and 1993, there were 48 drug cases 22
involving cocaine, seven involving LSD and 19 involv-
ing marijuana, said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack
Maloney, and many of the cases resulted in multiple ar-
rests. Crack cocaine and prescription pills are rare here and
police have not seen psilocybin (halucinogenic) mush-
rooms, heroin or "ice," a synthetic speed currently popu-
lar in Hawaii and California.
"All the kids know where to buy drugs; even the
ones who don't use drugs can buy them for you," re-
vealed Duffy. "A lot of kids steal drugs from their par-
ents because they know the parents won't do anything.'
Duffy also lamented the change in attitude of some
parents when it comes to juvenile drug arrests.
"Years ago, if a kid got arrested for pot, his parents
came to get him, took him home and he was punished,"
explained Duffy. "Now if junior gets arrested for pot,
the parents hire a lawyer."
The resulting increase in juvenile crime is seen in
two areas, burglary and vandalism, said police.
"Our primary suspects in burglaries, especially
auto burglaries, are juveniles," said Rogers. "They
come with groups of juveniles. Once the group is
caught, it stops, until another group starts. Most go into
unlocked cars and take what they can find."
"Through my own experience," echoed Duffy,
"most of the auto burglaries are by juveniles. They are
looking for cash and items they can sell to buy drugs.
There's no profit for an adult to come out here and
break into cars."
Duffy and Dengler both said improving relations be-
tween the police and kids would have a positive effect.
"We should select a representative of each of the
three police agencies to meet with the teenagers on a
regular basis to talk and work out problems," said
Dengler. "I believe in good, old-fashioned, commu-
nity-oriented police work."
"Make the elementary school officer friendly," added
Duffy. "Officers should go talk to the kids, eat lunch with
them, so they can get to know each other. It should be
younger officers who can have a rapport with the kids and
gain their trust. Then when the kids need to talk, maybe
they'll remember one of those officers."
Duffy suggested a hot line for parents who suspect
their kids are using drugs.
"Parents don't want to call HRS, because they're
afraid of what might happen," he said. "There should
be someplace for parents to call for advice and help."
Dengler and Rogers suggested jobs and activities
"There are no places for the younger kids to get jobs,"
said Dengler. "Several business people have approached
me and said they would be willing to use kids. There
should be a job referral service for these kids."
"There should be more sports and activities for
kids," said Rogers. "They hang out on the street be-
cause they have nothing else to do."
Duffy also suggested having a teen court on the
Island ifistead of in town. Several of the teens also
made this suggestion, reasoning that if they must ap-
pear in teen court or want to serve on the jury, it is dif-
ficult for their parents to leave work and take them.
"We need a community action program with all three
cities working together," said Duffy. "But who's going to
pay for it? Money stops a lot of good programs."
Next week. School resource officers: The best of
Now you see them now you don't
Here today and gone
tomorrow seems to be
the case of the stripes
which were painted in b
front of the IGA store
in Anna Maria City
last week. The yellow r
stripes were painted to
indicate the continua-
tion of a sidewalk
which stops at both
the southern and
northern sides of the
store on Gulf Drive. If
kept in place, they
would inark the right
of way but would have
the effect of discour-
aging parking in front Islander Photos: Jeannie Friedman
of the business.
Apparently, the stripes were painted by mistake because after John Cagnina, part-owner of the business,
made a trip to city hall, public works employees made haste to cover the yellow markings with black
paint. The striping recently painted on the Magnolia Avenue side of the store remains in place. Parking at
the IGA has been an issue of contentio?' in the city for several months.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 28, 1994 A PAGE 3 1i
County commissioner addresses Island concerns
By Pat Copeland
County Commission Chairman Stan Stephens re-
ported on Island concerns at last week's meeting of the
Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials. The con-
cerns were raised at a recent meeting between Island
and county officials.
Addressing a request from the Island for each city
to have a representative on the Tourist Development
Council, Stephens said any change in the makeup of the
council will require a change in state statutes. The stat-
ute allows two municipal representatives one from
Two banners questioning the need for a main-
land-Longboat Key bridge have been erected on the
Gulf Drive detour route in Bradenton Beach by The
The banners pose the questions: "Does this
detour prove the need for a bridge to Longboat
Key?" and "What do you think about a direct main-
land-Longboat Key bridge?
Islander editor and publisher Bonner
Presswood said the banners were to provide citizens
with a chance to consider the traffic conditions
through Bradenton Beach if another bridge was
constructed to Longboat Key. Such a bridge is un-
dergoing study by regional traffic planners.
Presswood appeared before the Bradenton
Beach City Council last Thursday to request per-
mission to erect theibanners. Council members ap-
proved the signs 3-1, with Councilman Jim Kissick
objecting to the wording of one of the signs.
The banners will be removed when the detour
from Gulf Drive ends this weekend. The detour is
a result of construction of a traffic circle at the
Bridge Street-Gulf Drive intersection.
the largest municipality (Bradenton) and one from any
"That seat is currently being held by the City of
Palmetto," said Stephens. "We wrote them a letter and
said the seat is for this term only and when the term is
up, we will review who is appointed to the seat. So
there is an opportunity there for having Island represen-
Any change in the state statute would have to come
through the local legislative delegation, said Stephens.
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches noted, "There's
a logic to having our municipalities represented. They
are th ones that generate the tourist dollars and have
their infrastructure and services affected by tourists."
Simches suggested that Island officials meet with
Sen. John McKay and make an effort to have the stat-
Stephens said Public Safety Director Mike LaTessa
is reviewing a request for a lifeguard at Cortez Beach
and the request will be considered during county bud-
get hearings in June.
County Administrator Bill Estabrook is studying a
request to have all the shoreline cleaned in Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach, said Stephens. The
county currently cleans the public beach areas, as well
as Holmes Beach to 77th Street.
Stephens asked each city to appoint a representa-
tive to serve on the Island Transit Committee to study
traffic problems on the Island and offer solutions.
Jack Gorzeman, county environmental projects
coordinator, said the county is designing beach access
signs for street ends in Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach. The signs will be funded through the beach
renourishment project. Once the designs are completed,
he will present them to the two city councils.
Bob Herrington of the Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization reported on Palma Sola Causeway improve-
"There will be limited access in and out of there
with possibly two or three entrances and exits," he said.
"There will be a box-type guard rail blocked off with
vegetation. The traffic will be one way on each side of
the road. They're looking at an eight-foot sidewalk
along the south side and four-foot bike lanes, but these
are not set in concrete yet."
Herrington said there will be a meeting with
elected officials in June to finalize plans. Construction
is slated for 1994/95, said Herrington, and there are no
plans to widen the road.
In other business:
The Police Study Committee will develop options
for Island police services and present these to the three
city councils for review.
A Swiftmud representative will be at the group's
next meeting to discuss the formation of a citizen's
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola will set a
meeting between officials and the local legislative del-
egation to discuss Island concerns.
Anna Maria City
4/28, 7:30 p.m., Signage Committee
5/4, 7:30 p.m., Planning Commission
4/27, City Hall will be closed in honor of
former President Richard Nixon
4/27, 10 a.m., Police Study Committee
4/27, City hall will be closed in honor of
former President Richard Nixon
4/28, 1 p.m., Police Retirement Board
4/29, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board,
5/3, 3 p.m., Planning Commission
5/3, 7:30 p.m., City Council meeting
S4/28, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic Associa-
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5/2, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission
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Forum focuses on home burglary prevention
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said he
was "thrilled" with the turnout at the department's first
community police meeting last week.
The meeting was the kickoff for a series of forums
designed to inform the public on pertinent topics, as
well as foster relations with members of the depart-
ment. About 40 residents attended.
Detective Nancy Rogers presented a program on
home burglary prevention. Rogers has been with the
department for four years. Prior to that, she was with
the Manatee County Sheriff s Department for 12 years
as manager of the burglary and theft division.
Rogers explained, "Burglary is defined by Florida
state statute as entering or remaining in a structure or
conveyance with the intent to commit an offense
therein, unless the premise at the time is open to the
public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter
There are five categories of burglars, said Rogers:
Professional has cased the scene and has a pre-
planned course of action.
Juvenile-. kids that are on the street at night and
see an opportunity or know your family, what you have
and when you'll be gone through your own children.
Drug addict will steal from anyone to support
Opportunistic a person walking the streets who
may see you out mowing the lawn and sneak in the
Sexual gratification searches dresser drawers
for underwear and may also rape occupant.
Rogers said common methods of entry for burglars
Coming through unlocked doors or windows
Seeking a hidden key
Removing hinge pins
Slipping the lock
Breaking glass beside the lock
Prying jalousie windows
Spreading the door frame
Picking the lock.
"If you return home and discover that your home
has been burglarized," Rogers warned, "do not enter
the house because that bad guy could still be in there.
Go to a neighbor's house, call the police and keep a
view of your house. Wait for the police to arrive and
let the police go in first."
Once the house is safe to enter, the police officer
will ask you to walk around with him so you can point
out what is out of place, she said.
"Do not touch anything," she stressed. "We may be
able to get fingerprints. It's not like the movies where
they get fingerprints off your clothes and the drapes and
everything in the world. We can only get fingerprints
off of a real smooth surface."
Tips to prevent burglaries, said Rogers, include:
Lock doors and windows.
Leave a radio and/or light on.
Use good deadbolt locks.
Be a nosy neighbor and call police if you see
Start a neighborhood crime watch.
Lock your car every time you leave it.
Don't leave valuables in your car, especially at
Etch your Florida driver's license number on the
back of your VCR, television, stereo and similar items
"This is not the sleepy community it used to be,"
cautioned Romine. "Crime has hit us just like every-
body else. The majority of crimes we deal with are
burglars of opportunity. We deal with very, very few
professional burglars and when you deal with them,
you're not going to catch them.
"The majority of burglars we deal with are juve-
niles and druggies. They're very sloppy and careless,
and they're not very energetic. They're going to go
down the street and if they find your door open, they're
going to come in. If that door is locked, they're going
to go to the next house because within the next couple
of houses, they're going to find one with the door un-
Senior Dispatcher Bonnie Lalos reminded the au-
dience that the dispatch is a 24-hour service. The num-
ber to call is 778-0791.
"When time is of the essence," added Romine, "the
best thing you can do is to call the police department
Other tips for homeowners included:
Don't leave your garage door partially open; bur-
glars can slip in.
Make it tough for them; don't fall into a routine.
Don't put your money or jewelry in the top drawer
of the dresser; that's the first place a burglar will look.
"If you have questions about home security,"
Romine told the group, "call us and we'll have some-
body come out and take a walk through your house and
see what you can do to make it safer."
Romine said the presentation was being videotaped
and the tape will be available for loan to residents. He
also said the police department has an etcher for resi-
The next forum will feature Sgt. Dale Stephenson
speaking on the National Night Out Against Crime.
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Holmes Beach council meeting
turns into informational session
Council to discuss
at May 5 meeting
By Pat Copeland
The question of constructing a bandstand in the
Holmes Beach city field will be on the agenda at the
May 5 council work session. However, council
changed the designation of the structure from "band-
stand" to "gazebo" at last week's work session.
Councilwoman Billie Martini brought the
proposition to the table recently, reasoning that the
structure could be used for various forms of enter-
tainment. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger asked Martini
to bring a draft of rules of operation for the
gazebo's use to the work session.
Bohnenberger said city hall has gotten no calls
from the public on the proposed structure, but Mar-
tini received four calls two in favor, two opposed.
Also discussed were four proposed ordinances.
A change in the satellite dish ordinance would
permit roof mounts in the commercial district. The
change is due to requests from both Walgreen's
and Eckerd's Drug Stores to allow-them to tap into
computer prescription networks. Public Works
Supervisor John Fernandez will prepare a draft and
return to council for discussion.
Another ordinance details changes to the.city's
building code. The changes are mandated by the
state as a result of Hurricane Andrew.
In conjunction with the above, council agreed
to raise the city's building permit fee to match the
county's, at 19 cents per square foot, as well as re-
view other construction fees. The first reading of
the ordinance to raise the building permit fee will
be held May 17. Council will review new construc-
tion fees at the same time.
The city attorney is also preparing draft ordi-
nances making the planning commission respon-
sible for land development code review and offer-
ing a license for in-home artistic/tutoring as a spe-
By Pat Copeland
The most interesting aspect of last week's Holmes
Beach City Council meeting was information gener-
ated by council reports.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she attended
a county commission meeting and Commission Chair-
man Stan Stephens directed the county's public works
department to explore the possibility of purchasing
Bean Point in Anna Maria to preserve it as a pristine
area. Several years ago, the Anna Maria Civic Associa-
tion attempted to obtain a grant for the purchase but
Councilman Luke Courtney said a $10,000 grant se-
cured by former Mayor Pat Geyer will be used to install
bleachers and a batting cage in the Holmes Beach city
field. Geyer also secured $10,759 from the Rex Hagan
Foundation to add lighting to the field, said Courtney.
Courtney reported that the county's beach rake
cleans the city's shoreline from Manatee Public Beach
to 77th Street. He has requested that the county add the
remainder of the city's shoreline to its cleaning pro-
gram, a request that is under consideration. He said the
rake cleans seaweed from the area between the high
Two vie for Bradenton Beach council
seat; member to be
Bradenton Beach City Council members will
decide May 5 who will fill the Ward 1 council seat
vacated by Jack Charlton, who moved from the city.
Two candidates have indicated a desire to serve on
the city council: Dan Goodchild and Richard Suhre.
Goodchild, a member of the Bradenton Beach
Planning and Zoning Commission, has been a resi-
dent of the city since 1992. He has worked on the
selected next week
beach renourishment project. Goodchild is em-
ployed as vice- president of a North Carolina-based
Suhre, a past member of the Community Rede-
velopment Agency, has been a resident of the city
since 1987. He has been a city volunteer, helping
repaint the Bradenton Beach Pier and has petitioned
the city twice to improve city property. He is retired
as an executive with an international corporation.
and low tides.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said the post office
will pay for cluster mailboxes, in clusters of eight or
more, on dead end streets at the request of residents.
Martini reported that the Sportsarama planned for
the city field as part of the Island centennial celebration
has been canceled due to the high cost of insurance.
Martini also asked for public input on naming the
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said
she will have a list of recommended paving projects for
council's consideration at the next work session. She
also reported that engineers will have a preliminary
report on repairs to the Key Royale Bridge in three to
Council approved a site plan to add five tables, 15
chairs and a pizza oven and hood to Marco Polo's Pizza
and Ice Cream in the Anna Maria Island Center.
Council approved four ordinances on first reading.
Ordinances included amendments to the alarm ordi-
nance, establishing a drug free workplace, maintaining
a drug free workplace in order to do business with the
city and adopting a legislative procedures code. The
second reading on all four will be on May 3.
TAX CERTIFICATE SALE
FOR 1993 AND
ANY OTHER TAX YEARS APPLICABLE
In preparation for the 1994 Tax Certificate Sale, the list of delinquent taxes will
be published in the BRADENTON HERALD on May 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1994.
Notice is hereby given that commencing on the 26th day of May, 1994, at Palmetto, County
of Manatee, State of Florida, Tax Sale Certificates will be sold on land to pay the amount due
for taxes, together will all costs of such sale and all advertising. The sale will be held at Mana-
tee Convention and Civic Center, One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida, and will start at 9:00
a.m., F.S. 197.402(3). If sale is not completed on May 26, it will be continued on May 27.
KEN BURTON, JR., TAX COLLECTOR
P.O. BOX 25025, 415 10TH STREET WEST
BRADENTON, FLORIDA 34206 5025
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Just a few weeks ago, we got a catalog at the office
from the Hormel Company, makers of the popular (?)
food substitute Spam. The little catalog was just chock
full of goodies with the Spam logo Spam shorts,
Spam T-shirts, Spam watches, Spam sunglasses, even
a Spam Swiss Army knife.
This week we have a recipe request all the way
from Michigan for Ato's Restaurant's fried rice. JoAnn
Guerin says the taste would be reminiscent of her visit
to Anna Maria. Surprisingly, to most of us, the recipe
contained Spam. Most of us cringed.
This week we have word that Ato's, (you may
know it as the former Candy Cain's) is in trouble with
city officials. The restaurant was purchased just weeks
ago by a family who sparked the atmosphere in Anna
Maria with hulas and luaus.
City officials claim the restaurant owners are op-
erating their business without the proper permits -
reminiscent of Danny Wiersema, who sought to save
his beach front property in Holmes Beach with rock and
fill devoid of the proper permits.
Do we have some form of renegades trying to take
control of their property in spite of government regula-
tions? Don't they know better? Why shouldn't they be
allowed to do what they want with their own property?
The United States is a nation of laws. We have such
laws to keep our democracy from turning into an anar-
chy, to maintain the democratic principles that have
made our country great.
Laws and rules are for the greater good of all, in-
cluding zoning and land use regulations. The state laws
.and zoning exist for a reason primarily to protect
people and the environment. By having local govern-
ment and locally elected officials decide their own zon-
ing issues, the best form of local government is assured:
neighborhoods in harmony with each other.
If a request for land use is different than the prevail-
ing neighborhood, a system exists to allow for the pe-
titioning to change the legal land use. If the majority
agree with the land use change, then it should be per-
mitted, within certain limits.
But the process should be followed. To skirt the pre-
scribed manner of land use amendments is just plain
We hope Spam will make Ato's famous not the
problems'with city hall.
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Anna Maria City has problems
Having had the pleasure of spending every week-
end, summers and, later, my honeymoon in 1949, in my
folks' cottage on Spruce Street, I have seen this city
change for the worse.
We in Anna Maria City all at once have a big prob-
lem that we have learned to live with gracefully all
Well, I have a solution to get rid of the problem and
the problem is Don Tarantola. Fire him and get back to
using common sense in government. Vote the rest out.
Lloyd Roberts, Anna Maria
In defense of Cagnina and IGA
Being a person of a positive nature, it is difficult and
quite unusual for me to write letter of protest and anger.
I'm referring to the arbitrary, capricious and dicta-
torial treatment aimed at Mr. Ernie Cagnina and his
I.G.A. grocery store. There is no need to state the ad-
dress or location as I'm sure most everyone living on
Anna Maria Island knows, loves and respects Ernie,
and is aware that he has operated his store in the same
location for 47 years.
I'm not questioning the legality of the officials'
authority to eliminate much needed parking on that
particular corner, which incidentally, has not had a re-
corded accident in 47 years. I do believe, however, that
overly zealous political neophytes are using Ernie and
others as a personal vendetta. What has happened to
respect for a person? What have those responsible got
to gain by torturing a devoted and dedicated neighbor
and business person who is reputed as doing more for
Anna Maria than any other individual?
I don't expect. this letter will change the damage
that is already done, but I do expect Ernie's friends to
make notes on this subject and to remember those re-
sponsible for this dastardly act.
William (Bill) H. Warren, Anna Maria
Where have all the flowers gone?
Re: the Island Beautification Project.
Members of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
have been working hard to help with the beautification
of our cities by offering to paint murals on buildings
throughout the Island and by sprucing up the outside of
its very own gallery in Holmes Beach.
SDark signs were repainted a bright new peach and
white. New white lettering appeared on our door and
two large, heavy white plant boxes filled with beauti-
ful pink geraniums were placed on the sidewalk under
For the past two months locals and tourists alike
have stoppedin to say how much they appreciated the
lovely flowers and how nice they made the whole shop-
ping center look. Those flowers seemed to bring folks
together in friendship but, alas, they are no more. They
were stolen by thieves or someone who hates flowers
and friendly neighbors. At any rate, they are gone and
will be greatly missed by all who enjoyed them.
Perhaps before we beautify our homes and busi-
nesses we need to beautify our hearts.
Somewhere on this Island someone has beautified
their place with our flowers. Sad to say, the gallery will
not be replacing the flowers so the thieves are welcome
to the bases they left behind in their haste.
I only hope others fare better with this Beautifica-
tion Project or it will sink quicker than a sunset.
Zod Von Averkamp,
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island member
Too many raccoons, no traps
Two weeks ago a "sick" raccoon staggered into our
yard. My husband was forced to kill it He felt very badly
having to do this. As an emergency room physician he
knew that all coons are considered rabid until provenoth-
erwise. He had a family member die of rabies and knows
that even today's treatment is not always effective.
We have requested traps twice from Animal Control,
but "due to the inordinate number of sick coons on the
Island and the fact that persons bit or scratched have pri-
ority" (Animal Control has told us that one in five are ra-
bid and many others have distemper) there is a waiting
period for traps and tien one can only have it for a week.
Another coon was found dead yesterday next door
and Animal Control has identified an apparent nest across
the street, but alas, no traps were available thus leaving the
citizen regrettably only one defense kill suspect coons
before an unvaccinated human contracts rabies and dies.
Vaccinate your pets, and parents, please caution children.
Irma Lanning, Holmes Beach
THOSE WERE THE BAYS_
_ Part 5, Anna Maria Island & the Seminole War, 1835-1842,
by June Alder
Life was good for Tampa Bay fishermen in the 1830s until war came along.
SUMMER OF FEAR
The fishermen's families who had
fled to Captain William Bunce's make-
shift camp on Passage Key worked hard
to make it livable. For a while the islet
would be home for
women and children.
to make a.clearing in
the woods for their
lean-tos. The fisher-
' men built a wharf of
sorts for their fishing
shacks and put up a
lookout tower. Even
though the 700-ton
naval supply ship
Concord with its 20-
gun battery was an-
chored nearby off
Egmont Key, they
were worried about
another Indian at-
But the enemies
that summer of 1836
were not the Semi-
noles. They were
upwards of 150
were sent ashore from the Concord for
bathing and diversion.
In July there was a barbecue on
Passage Key. But that didn't happen of-
ten. Commander M.P. Mix didn't want
Launches from the Con-
cord and the revenue cut-
ters came every day to take
on water from the spring in
the center of Passage Key.
On the shore under the
protection of a maine
guard, carpenters repaired
worn spars and gunners'
crews cast musket balls.
The fishery women heated
tubs of water over beach
fires and did laundry for
the seamen. Nakedyoung-
sters, brown as pine cones,
swam and dove in the
waters around the ships.
rain, heat, disease and boredom.
The lives of Bunce's people quickly
became intertwined with the military.
Launches from the Concord and the
revenue cutters came every day to take
on water from the spring in the center of
the half-mile-long island. On the shore
under the protection of a marine guard,
carpenters repaired worn spars and gun-
ners' crews cast musket balls. The fish-
ery womef heated tubs of water over
beach fires and did laundry for the sea-
men while their naked youngsters,
brown as pine cones, swam and dove in
the waters around the ships. Sometimes
they were allowed to scamper up the
anchor ropes to watch the men at their
ship housekeeping tasks. The young-
sters became the sailors' pets.
As time went by routine duties were
all the crews had to occupy them unless
there were shore expeditions for forag-
ing or passing ships to inspect for
smuggled guns and ammunition. Rarely
was any contraband found. The Indian
raids seemed to have stopped for the
summer so there was no scouting to be
In June the rains came and lashing
storms followed by the misery of mud
and mosquitoes and the searing sun. To
help morale, parties of 50 or 60 men
to encourage fraterni-
zation with the rancho
Heat and boredom
were taking their toll
by late July. Two Con-
cord crewmen were
thrown into the brig for
mistreating and rob-
bing a man on Mullet
Key. Each was given
21 lashes. Two other
seamen were similarly
punished, one for inso-
lence to officers and
another for starting a
fight on shore.
Scurvy broke out on
the ship along with
dysentery and malaria.
Supplies were running
short. The bread ration
had to be cut to nine
ounces per man.
Conditions were worse up Tampa
Bay at Fort Brooke. It had filled up with
sick and wounded soldiers from the
failed spring campaigns of Gen.
Winfield Scott (he had been removed
as Florida army chief in April). Fresh
troops arrived for a new effort against
Osceola planned by Scott's successor,
Florida territorial Gov. Richard Call.
They came down sick, too.
It was like that in all the forts north
of Tampa Bay- typhus, yellow fever
and malaria were taking deadly effect.
Fort King, where the: war began with
the assassination of an Indian agent,
was closed down. Other fort closings
followed. And when they emptied out
Osceola moved his people in. By the
end of August every fort to the north
had been abandoned to the Seminoles.
The worse the war news got, the
more nervous the rancho people be-
In May Bunce had pushed off in his
ship Enterprise for Key West. He re-
turned the first of August to find his
people in a state of panic. They had heard
that Osceola was sending Chief Alligator
(he who had carried out the Dade Massa-
cre) with 150 warriors to destroy the
rancho and kill everyone in it.
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lot on Pine Avenue last Saturday as part of their contribution to beautify the Island. The garden enthusiasts
planted only flowers which are sun and sand tolerant which will grow under the Island's natural conditions.
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Sea gulls, parakeets, pelicans and seashells may
soon grace the walls of the Island school and several
businesses in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and
As part of the Island Beautification Project, the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island has volunteered to
paint murals on the sides of buildings to make them
interesting and more attractive.
... but Anna Maria
Citing a sign ordinance which prohibits painted
symbols, the Anna Maria City Commission voted no
to a proposal to have the official centennial logo
painted on the side of a city-owned building.
Representing the Anna Maria Island Artists Guild,
Louise Harris approached the commission in early
April requesting permission for Guild artists to paint
thelogo on the exterior of a building at 502 Pine /ve.
The building houses the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society and museum.
She also requested that a carrot tree growing near
the building be removed.
The guild has been given the go ahead to paint the
Island school, the Home True Value Hardware store in
Holmes Beach, Key West Willy's Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach and the Brown Pelican in Anna Maria
Louise Harris, who is heading the project, said dif-
ferent themes would be carried out on each building but
all the scenes will be in keeping with Island life.
Harris hopes to have the project in place in time
for the upcoming centennial celebration.
nixes logo painting
After conferring with City Attorney Jim Dye, the
commission voted at last week's regular meeting to
reject the request.
Dye's written response said in part, "The city has
a very comprehensive definition of signs, which, in my
opinion, would include a mural painted on the side of
a building if the mural is visible from a public place."
The art work was to be completed in conjunction
with the upcoming Centennial Celebration on May 20.
The Artists Guild has agreed to paint the exterior walls
of several buildings as part of an Island Beautification
$4,422 fix for
'2. -Bradenton Beach officials
learned last week it would cost
$4,422 to re-open the parking
lot at the post office on Bridge
Street to through traffic. The
estimate was requested after
residents complained of an
awkward parking procedure
to enter the lot in the wake of
the revitalization work ongo-
ing in the area. Council
members authorized re-
opening the lot, but did not
identify where the funds would
come from to remove the palm
tree, sidewalk and shrubs.
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Holmes Beach may invest
city reserves in T-bills
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council was receptive to
a suggestion by Mayor Rich Bohnenberger to invest a
portion of the city's reserves in U.S. government secu-
rities. At last week's council meeting, Bohnenberger
introduced a resolution to authorize the investment of
about $700,000 of the city's $1.58 million.
Bohnenberger said, "Our city's administrative
code permits council to authorize such an investment
through resolution. I'm asking for this authorization to
take advantage of the highest rate of return and still be
prudent with the type of investments that the city
He said he wants the mayor, city clerk and trea-
surer to have the flexibility to transfer the money back
and forth in order to receive the highest rate of return.
The money can be turned into cash in 24 hours or less.
The city's reserves are currently in the State Board
of Administrative Investment Pool where the interest
has declined from 4.27 percent in 1992 to 3.55 percent
in 1993 to 3.46 in 1994. Bohnenberger said the pool is
state but not federally insured.
Nancy Thomas of First Union Brokerage Service
explained, "Your council is considering short term T-
bills, two years or less, with staggering maturities. With
those funds you might not need for longer period, you
can lock in,some interest because you can get a better
rate. The thought was to keep this as an alternative
based upon wherever interest rates are and the funds
you have available to invest."
Thomas said the rates for T-bills are 3.48 percent
for three months, 3.96 percent for six months, 4.48 per-
to solve constr
By Pat Copeland
dsji 1 -.:l Islander Bystander
Holmes Beach resident Jerry Kern asked the city
council if he could purchase a 10-foot utility easement
from the city.
The unique request came last week when Kern
appealed a decision by Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez to terminate a building permit on his duplex,
which is under construction at 205 54th Street.
Fernandez explained to council, "In May of 1989
Mr. Kemn applied for a permit for an addition to his resi-
dence to turn a single family home into a duplex. He
received the permit. This was legal at that time. In June
of 1989, our new codes, mandated by the comprehen-
sive plan, took effect. Those changes reflected that any-
one wanting a duplex in the proper zone would need
8,712 square feet of land."
Fernandez said Kern re-applied for the permit and
received it because he did so within the specified time
limit, even though his property at 8,460 square feet did
not meet the new requirements.
In April of 1991, two years later, Fernandez wrote
Kern a letter stating that the permit was being termi-
nated because "there have been no inspections related
to this permit since approximately July of 1989, and I
have seen no signs of construction activity since that
In the letter, Fernandez said he had warned Kern of
the problem in January of 1991.
Fernandez based his opinion on a provision of the
Standard Building Code which reads, "Every permit is-
cent for one year and 5.2 percent for two years.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said council
should have input when the funds are moved.
Thomas said council needs to give staff the flex-
ibility to move the funds because "if you wait until
two weeks later to vote on it, the whole financial sce-
nario will have changed."
Councilwoman Billie Martini felt council should
wait until formulating the 1993/94 budget to make
Council Chairwoman Mary Ellen Reichard pro-
tested, "Let's face it. Nothing is paying right now. It's
the economy. Rich is asking for the ability for a little
flexibility to move the money and get a little bit more
return. It is one of the safest returns."
Councilman Luke Courtney pointed out, "This is
a no-brainer. There's no risk involved and personally,
I don't want to be called up every week as to where
to invest the money. I think it (the authority) should
be given to the mayor and the treasurer of the city. All
you're doing is letting them choose where to invest
this to get the best for the city."
Holmes Beach resident Lee Edwards agreed that
"the president of the corporation" (the mayor) should
be given the authority to move the funds but said the
they should be invested through a local institution
and the investment should be "put out to bid."
Bohnenberger said he will check with other in-
Dr. Arthur Danziger agreed with Edwards and
noted, "I can't conceive of any disaster where you'll
need your money the next day."
The matter will be placed on the May 3 agenda.
s strip of land
sued shall become invalid unless the work authorized
by such a permit is commenced within six months
after its issuance, or if the work authorized by such
permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of six
months after the time the work is commenced."
Kern told council that "monetary limitations at
the time were the reason I couldn't finish my addition
for a duplex. Now I have the funds to complete it."
Kern said council should consider, that the north
side of 54th Street is all duplexes and that on the
south side his is the only house that can't be a duplex.
Also, half of the south side is commercial property
and his property backs on commercial property.
"With these densities, the value, of my property
is down compared to my neighbors," said Kern. "I
have the foundation, the slab and the columns that are
up for the addition."
Council Chairman Mary Ellen Reichard noted
that the old permit cannot be re-issued and Kern can-
not receive a new permit due to the square footage.
Councilman Luke Courtney asked if Kern could
apply for a new permit and a variance. Fernandez
said there are no variances for density.
Courtney asked if Kern could purchase enough
land from a neighbor to meet the requirement. Kern
said the city has a 10-foot utility easement behind his
Property and asked if he could purchase it.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he would check
with the city attorney on the possibility. He also di-
rected Kern to check with other neighbors on pur-
chasing additional land.
Islanders sought for
county advisory boards
Applicants are sought to serve on a variety of ad-
visory boards in Manatee County. The duty doesn't
pay, but members can help shape governmental policy
for the region.
Among the boards that have vacancies are:
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee,
Board of Zoning Appeals, Code Enforcement Board,
Children's Services Advisory Board, Construction
Code Board of Appeals, Citizens Advisory Board for
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization,
District VI Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health
Planning Council, Environmental Lands Manage-
ment & Acquisition Committee, Fire Prevention
Code Enforcement Board, Fire Marshals Appeals
Board, Health Care Advisory, Health Council of
West Central Florida, Historic Preservation Board,
Housing Finance Authority, Nominee Qualifications
Review Committee, and Planning Commission.
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What's hot and
what's not in
By Tomara Kafka
Many local retailers say there are no fashion trends
when you talk about Island fashion. But they may be
referring to "high" fashion trends.
What's "in" fashion for Island folks, may not be
"high" fashion, but we certainly have our likes and dis-
People who shop on the Island, especially during
certain seasons, are from all over the world with tastes
that reflect both fashion sense and international fash-
With those things in mind, let's see what's hot and
what's not at many of the area fashion stores when you
go to buy spring
Separates or a new
bikini for summer.
erts Clayton, of
Mister Roberts in
says what's "hot"
is "anything cool
as far as fabrics
Clayton says women customers who shop regularly
at Mister Roberts prefer one-piece bathing suits to bikinis.
And many are travelers who look for clothing of polyes-
ter blends because, says Clayton, "they can put it in a suit-
case and when they pull it out, it's not wrinkled."
At Mister Roberts:
"In" colors: jewel tones such as aqua, green and
blues. Red is a big color this year. Plus all the natural
shades white and beige.
"Out" colors: orange and black (although black is
always around, people don't seem to be buying as
much of it).
"In" fabrics: micro-spun-poly blend lightweight
fabrics they look good, feel good and they're easy
to take care of; all cottons, silks, rayons and linens.
"Out" fabrics: 100 percent polyester.
"In" lengths: any length is "in" from mini- to
ankle-length for shorts and skirts.
Specialty "in" item: Palazzo pants. For the very
young: "Daisy Dukes," those jean short-shorts with
For men, Clayton says, "Hawaiian shirts are popu-
lar again with the bright colors and reverse prints"
as well as 100 percent cotton and rayon. And golf shirts
"We have micro-spun poly-blend pants for men,"
says Clayton, "called 402, they are as thin as air." They
Nina Compton wears a broomstick skirt and a
matching print T-top. Both are 100 percent cotton
and sold as a set.
are so popular, she says, "we can't keep them in stock."
Amy Stickler, Sun & Surf Beach Shop in Holmes
Beach, says one of their big selling items is bathing
suits. They also carry lots of separates made with natu-
ral fabrics in natural colors.
Sun & Surf
suits: bikinis will
always be in. Boy-
suits are popular
padded tops, many
pads, are "in."
"Out" bathing suits: coconut style, hard-molded
"In" colors: sage is one of the most popular colors
right now. Slimming black bathing suits will always be in.
"Out" colors: bright florescent and neon colors.
"In" fabrics: rayon and cotton with textures such as
crochet, plaid, lace and gauze.
"Out" fabrics: polished cotton, polyester.
Specialty "in" item: vests, beaded, embroi-
dered or batik.
Joe Falls at AMI West in Anna Maria and
Sea Stable on Longboat Key says "everyone is .
interested in fabrics now, especially the envi-
The biggest change in fashion trends, says
Falls, is in bathing suits and cover-ups.
"Women don't want the matching suits and
cover-ups anymore," Falls says. "Mesh cover-
ups are in, but women are buying pull-over T-
shirts to wear as cover-ups."
According to Falls:
"In" bathing suits: one- and two-piece suits with
solid colors and textured; the emphasis is on the bra
especially the padded look with removeable pads.
Mesh bathing suit cover-ups are hot.
"Out" bathing suits: suits with matching cover-ups.
"In" colors: all neutral tones beiges, tans and
browns; both solids and prints are in.
"In" fabrics: all 'environmentally correct' cottons;
certain polyester blends such as the new micro fibers
that look and feel like silk are "in;" washable linens.
"Out" fabrics: the name 'polyester' because poly
blends are definitely "in"
"In" lengths: variety for shorts, all lengths are "in."
"Out" lengths: long skirts
Specialty "in" item: women's separates
Joe Hutchinson, owner of Beach-Style Boutique
Opal Hays models a
(That's a dress with an
unusual print that sparks
conversation.) "I call it
a.pastime dress," she
says. "You can guess' the
flags and look at the
and the Wild Monkey in Anna Maria, and the Art Bou-
tique on Longboat Key along with wife Lauri, says he
has been busy with his wholesale T-shirt business (out
of the Wild Monkey) and establishing the new store,
Art Boutique (which will have its grand opening in the
next few weeks). But he's.ready to make some
big changes in his retail business which in-
cludes more designing.
"I've noticed that in fashion, industry-wide,"
says Hutchinson, "there is no clear focus of
what is hot right now."
Hutchinson says he has no fashion problems,
however. According to "Hutch," one.of the
reasons he expanded his retail business to
Longboat Key is his long-lived reputation for
style women love his combinations of col-
ors and styles.
'"In" fabrics:-natural fibers and fabrics such as linens.
Specialty "in" item: Hutchinson's own designs and
Nanette Almeter, owner of Irene's in Holmes
Beach, says Island fashion means clothes for "the ca-
sual side." She says, "Our ladies like easy-to-care-for
clothes, they tend
q more towards
Sblends which are
4-. easy to care for,
light and fluid."
colors: neutrals ac-
cented with color
in the fabric print
or with accesso-
to-care-for poly blends.
Specialty "in" items: straw hats, they're cool and
natural and protect from harsh sun rays; hand-crafted
jewelry such as earrings, bracelets and pins made from
natural wood and bone, glass or wooden beads
Jane Jarvis of the Jarvis Shoppe in Bradenton says
"natural clothes are very big this year. It's a good
The natural look is part of a bigger trend, Jarvis
says. "It's an environmental attitude." The sea colors
are popular, says Jarvis, like aqua, sea mist and jade.
The great thing about today's fashion trend, says
Jarvis, "is to put your own look together. Fashion has
Jarvis Shoppe "In" colors: natural colors; vivid,
PLEASE SEE WHAT'S HOT, NEXT PAGE
By Tomara Kafka
"Fashion trends with hair follow
clothing trends," says Sue Barreda, a
Bradenton Beach resident who owns
Rage hair salon in Bradenton.
"What's in right now are shags,
which are soft and follow the shape of
the head," says Barreda, "and longer
hair, more Victorian, which goes with
the long, loose dresses, the long neck-
laces, and the boots. Although the boots
aren't exactly Victorian you can't
look too soft."
Hair is also seasonal, Barreda ad-
"Hair goes with outfits," Barreda
says, "which sometimes makes it diffi-
cult for hair stylists here."
For instance, says Barreda, "with
color, blondes tend to dominate every
Frosting is "out," says Barreda,
color contouring is "in."
Susan Van Ostenbridge, of Hair
Cottage in Holmes Beach agrees.
"Frosting is out," says Van
Ostenbridge. "Red is in."
Van Ostenbridge also says short,
short, short hair is "out," but chin-length
hair is popular, especially with teenagers.
"Short and sleek is in," says Van
Ostenbridge, "and wedges are popular."
While the softer look is "in" for
both the Island and on the mainland,
Van Ostenbridge says that it's the care-
free, easy to take care of hair styles that
are particular to the Island lifestyle.
And for men, it's the same story.
"Men want their hair easy and go,"
says Van Ostenbridge.
Tami Baines of Hair Motions, also
in Holmes Beach and on Manatee Av-
enue in Bradenton, is an advocate of hair
styles to go along with Island lifestyles.
"At Hair Motions," says Baines,
"we see all types of hair and lifestyles.
So we have monthly classes on style
up-dates and give suggestions and an-
swers to help achieve what's needed
for a casual way of Island living."
Baines says soft, springy hair is
Besides hair, some shops are offer-
ing beauty extras. Hair Cottage offers
facials, which Van Ostenbridge says
Hair Motions offers manicures and
Who needs to live the life of
"high" fashion when you can get Island
fashion right around the corer?
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What's hot and not in Island fashion
bright colors; sea colors such as blues
and greens; pinks; black is still good;
navy is "in" because the nautical look is
"In" fabrics: natural fibers such as
100 percent cottons, linens and silks
which come in lots of colors; and, of
course, the easy-to-care-for blends.
"Out" fabrics: man-made fabrics.
Specialty "in" items: jewelry such as
large earrings made with lightweight
metals, wood and beads.
Murray Kesten, of M. Kesten Ap-
parel for Men in Bradenton, admits that
style for his customers is dependent on
"The younger men want 100 percent
cotton," says Kesten, "while older guys
like the poly blends, easy to wash and
Kesten says the trend for "men's
sportswear is bolder. It's making a
M. Keston "In" colors: basic khaki,
olives; for sportswear colors are clear-
tone bright and dusty bright Black is still
"in" especially around the holidays.
"In" fabrics: lots of all-cotton
chambrays with stripes and awning
stripes; cotton knit golf shirts in bright
colors with a pocket.
"In" neck wear: more classic styles
"Out" neck wear: funky is "out"
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Two Island motels featured on Tampa TV
By Tomara Kafka
When the WTVT Channel 13 reporter returned to
Island West Apartments to shoot a segment for "What
a Bargain," owner Anne Burdorf was pleasantly sur-
"They (TV-13) called the Anna Maria Chamber of
Commerce and looked at about 10 different places on
the Island. They decided on two this one and Cedar
Cove," says Burdorf, "and, I think, three others on
"What a Bargain," a regular segment on TV 13
featuring affordable get-a-ways and restaurants
throughout the Tampa Bay area, will spotlight Island
West Apartments and Cedar Cove Apartments and
Motel, both in Holmes Beach, Monday, May 2, during
the 6 p.m. newscast.
"We have lots of Tampa people, stay with us in the
summer," says Burdorf about the six-unit motel located
about a block from the Gulf. "They are regulars as well
as people who come to stay with us year after year in
Anne Burdorf chats with
Hal Clem (left) and Bret
McMahan around the
Island West pool. She
was pleased to be picked
for the upcoming TV
"I had vacationed here before and had spent the
previous Christmas here." Burdorf was becoming a
regular visitor from Louisville, Ky. to Island West
When she purchased the motel two years ago,
Burdorf says, "it was run down but I felt I could do it
myself. It was lots more work than I expected."
Island West, says Burdorf, "is not fancy, but it's clean,
comfortable and Island-like. It's the kind of place where
you can have sand on your feet,wear a wet bathing suit and
still sit on the furniture without worrying."
Cedar Cove, directly on the Gulf, has some posh,
expensive units, but TV 13 was not interested in look-
ing at those.
"They wanted to see the inexpensive rooms," says
Lois Crow, manager. "We showed them our rooms in
the $40 to $50 bracket."
Both motels have regular clientele and many return
customers. That was one of the things TV 13 Reporter
Ellen McVey was looking for. She interviewed people
Manager Lois Crow and Hal Shishido, owner of
Cedar Cove Motel and Apartments, were surprised
the reporter from WTVT-TV13 only wanted to see
the inexpensive rooms. But the regular TVfeature is
called "What a Bargain," and will air on Monday,
May 2, during the 6p.m. news.
staying at both motels.
"They asked why people liked this place," says
Island West's Burdorf. "They said it was comfortable,
clean, inexpensive and a home away from home."
Cedar Cove's manager agrees. "They told (TV 13)
that we have a nice clean place," says Crow. "And
Cedar Cove is right on the beach. For the price, you
can't beat it."
Y'AII come to AMICC 'Country Affaire' and auction
By Jeannie Friedman
"A Country Affaire" complete with a BBQ buffet
and country-western music will highlight festivities at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's upcoming
10th Annual Spring Auction on May 7.
The celebration, centering around a silent and live
auctions, is the Community Center's most important
fund-raising event of the year.
"Upscale country attire" is suggested by the Cen-
ter for the hoe-down which will be held in the center's
Social notes welcome!
gymnasium at 407 Magnolia Ave. in Anna Maria City.
The silent auction is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner,
dancing and entertainment begin at 6 p.m. followed by
the live auction at 8. The dinner menu includes barbe-
cued chicken and ribs, honey baked beans, potato salad,
cole slaw, corn bread and biscuits, and fruit pies.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door for
dinner and auction admission. A cash bar will also be
available.This year's raffle prize is a weekend includ-
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BB Civic Association to
meet April 28
The Bradenton Beach Civic Association board will
hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April
28, at 7 p.m. in the Tingley Library, Bradenton Beach.
Spring clean-up slated
in Anna Maria
The annual spring clean-up in Anna Maria City is
slated for Saturday, April 30 from 8 am. to 2 p.m.
The city will collect paint, tires, batteries, mat-
All trash is to be brought to the empty lot next door
to Green Real Estate (and the laundromat) at 9906 Gulf
High Twelve to meet
All Masons are invited to a lunch meeting on
Thursday, May 5, at Pete Reynard's restaurant. Dan
Schramer, consumer advocate who has appeared on TV
and radio talk shows, is the guest speaker and will talk
about consumer protection.
Writers group will read
works May 2
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet at 10:15
a.m., Monday, May 2, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Writers should bring their works of poetry or es-
says to read. Guests are welcome.
For more information call 729-2399 or 778-5295.
Women's Club to honor
The Women's Club of Anna Maria Island will hold
a luncheon honoring the accomplishments of its past
presidents at noon on Wednesday, May 4, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. The executive board
will serve as hosts. For information, call 778-4865.
Local businesses add to
National Tourism Week
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
have a table at the Tourist Information Center in Ellenton
for National Tourism Week, May 1 through 7.
If you would like your business literature to be cir-
culated from the Chamber's booth, please drop off 200
pieces by Thursday, April 28, between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Identify or tag your literature.
Guild to hold opening
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will hold
an opening reception to feature exhibiting member
The reception is open to the public and will be
Sunday, May 1, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Guild Gallery,
5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. Admission is free.
For more information call 778-6694.
Island Rotary to begin
The Anna Maria Island Rotary will meet on Mon-
day, May 2, 6:15 p.m., at Pete Reynard's Restaurant.
The weekly dinner meetings will be held every Mon-
day evening beginning May 2.
All visiting Rotarians and guests are invited.
For more information call 778-9622.
All Island Youth moves
The All Island Youth program sponsored by the
cooperative church group All Island Denominations
will meet at St. Bernard Catholic Church on Wednes-
days, 6 p.m., during the month of May.
The free meetings are open to all interested Island
youth and include dinner, fellowship and a program.
Branch Library to hold
The public is invited to view two exhibits during
May at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr.,
Robert B. Jones of Holmes Beach will show his
collection of coin banks.
Anna Maria resident Julia Garland will display her
watercolors and Bargello quilts. Garland, art teacher at
Jessie P. Miller Elementary School, began quilting four
years ago and prefers the -Bargello pattern of light and
The library is open Monday, Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 778-6341.
Step aerobics class to
begin April 30
A step aerobics class for ages 14 and older will
begin on Saturday, April 30. Classes will be held on
Saturday, from noon to 1 p.m., and on Tuesdays, from
6 to 7:15 p.m., at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Step aerobics is a total body work out which in-
cludes upper and lower body, abdominals, and moni-
toring the target heart rate. Levels include beginners to
intermediates. Students should be prepared to furnish
a step (4 inches high is recommended), and to wear
good aerobic shoes and proper exercise clothing.
Cost for eight sessions a month is $16 for Commu-
nity Center members and $24 for non-members.
Episcopal Women to
hold final meeting
The Church of the Annunciation's Episcopal
Church Women will hold the last meeting of the sea-
son on Thursday, May 5, at 10:15 a.m. in Lowe Hall.
The program will be the installation of officers. All
Episcopalian women are invited to attend the noon lun-
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Eunice B. Johns
Eunice B. Johns, 72, of Bradenton, died April
23 in Freedom Care Pavilion.
Bornin Pabo, Ga., Mrs. Johns came to Bradenton
from Alturas in 1990. She was a restaurant cook. She
was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Lake-
land. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern
She is survived by a son, Lee M. of Ocilla, Cal.;
two sisters, Connie B. Schneck of Bradenton Beach,
and Neva Alligood of Winter Garden; and a grand-
Fern L. Plath
Fern L. Plath, 74, of Holmes Beach, died April
22 in Heritage Park of Bradenton.
There will be no visitation. Services will be
6:30 p.m. Friday at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, with the Rev.
Frank Hutchison officiating. Memorials may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St.
W., Bradenton, Fla. 34209.
-Born in Waseca, Minn., Mrs. Plath came to
Holmes Beach from Madison, Wis., about 20 years
ago. She was a member of Roser Memorial Com-
She is survived by four sons, Jim of Racine,
Wis., John and Steve, both of Bradenton, and Dave
of Bradenton Beach; a daughter, Nancy of
Bradenton; four sisters, Mary Schuette of Windsor,
Wis., Joyce Sorkson and Bonnie Ward, both of
Madison, and Leota Backman of Gastonia, N.C.;
four brothers, Jim Turner, Duane Turner, Kenneth
Turner, and L.E. Turner, all of Madison; and 13
Franklin Mahlon Reid
Franklin Mahlon Reid, 60, of Bradenton, died
April 19 at home.
Born in Almonesson, N.J., Mr. Reid came to
Bradenton from Lexington, Ky., seven years ago.
He was a 30-year employee and manager of
Hotwork Inc. Mr. Reid was a Catholic. He was a
member of Elks Lodge 1511; American Legion
Post 24; Veterans of Foreign Wars 2488; past com-
mander'of Anna Maria Power Squadron, First
Marine Division Association; life member of the
National Rifle Association; member of the local
Marine Corps League, De Soto Branch; and mem-
ber of the 40 and 8 of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal in the
He is survived-by his wife, Gloria; two sons,
Lawrence F. of St. Petersburg, and Paul T. of New
York; a brother, William of New Jersey; and one
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 73 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, Fla.
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The Centennial Executive Committee will meet
with all centennial committee chair persons at 7 p.m.
on May 2 in Anna Maria City Hall. The group will
continue planning events for the Island Centennial cel-
ebration to be held May 20 through 22. All those inter-
ested in volunteering to help with events are invited.
Boylan to speak at
Guild Gallery May 2
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
present a program featuring guest speaker Eleanor
Boylan on Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at the Artists
Boylan, local Holmes Beach author of the Clara
Gamage Mystery series, will discuss her latest.work
and approach to writing.
The program is free and open to-the public. Re-
freshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and a general
meeting will follow the program. The Artists Guild
Gallery is located at 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
Democrats to meet
May 2 in Anna Maria
Democrats are welcome to attend a noon luncheon,
Monday, May 2, at the Anchorage Restaurant in Anna
Maria City. Guest speaker will be State Representative
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Father Ben's first 100 years
By Tomara Kafka
Father Ben Gorr claims this birthday marks his first
"I'm 75 years old, I've been a priest for 15 years
and I've been at St. Bernard for 10 years," says Gorr.
"Add that up and it totals 100."
Formally he is Father Gorr, but to his friends and
the parishioners at St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Holmes Beach, he is "Father Ben."
Though his birthday is April 28, his birthday party
was last Saturday night in St. Bernard's activity center.
It was amidst the crowded center that Father Ben was
honored by loyal members of the church,fellow priests
and family members.
The birthday present from his parish was an all-
expenses paid, 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Father Ben's present to the members was to burn
the papers of thenewly paid-off mortgage of the
"There have been three great moments of my life,"
Father Ben told the large crowd of people who showed
up Saturday night to honor him, "my marriage, when
I was ordained and this celebration."
Father Ben, who calls himself "a grandfather
priest," explained that he had always considered catho-
lic priesthood as a possible vocation even as a young
man but he had joined the Air Force and married
That was during the years of the Depression and a
time in history when few people had the money to
spend on higher education. Although, Gorr says, he
found out later his mother was aware of his spiritual
ambition and had tried to raise the money for him to
pursue the priesthood.
While overseas, thoughts of the priesthood re-
mained strong. He recalled that as a young man he had
consulted a priest about his own desire to become a
"He told me, 'Don't worry about it. if you're meant
to be a priest, you'll be one.' So I went home and got
married," he laughed.
SHe'd had a good marriage, three children and now.
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has five grandchildren. It was when his wife Winnifred
passed away in 1975 that he seriously reconsidered the
"I'd been married for 29 years, and it was a won-
derful marriage," he said.
"God has been good to me," Father Ben explained.
"He gave me the things I needed, not what I wanted."
Gorr was ordained in 1979 and assigned to
St.Bernard in 1984.
S"When I received this assignment at St. Bernard on
the Island," Father Ben raised his hands and looked
around the large room, "I said God has blessed me."
But he soon had to face some harsh realities, he
said, of the responsibilities within his new church: there
was a flooding incident, leaks in the roof, doors that
wouldn't shut and more.
"There were all these problems," he said, "and the
debt was $840,000 and only $1,200 in the collection."
Then there was the heart attack in 1987. He was
playing golf with Father Ed Moretti who rushed him to
Blake Hospital where he received triple bypass heart
Moretti, who served as last Saturday's master of
ceremonies for Father Ben's birthday party, joked
about that day. Moretti explained that he owed Gorr 60
cents from the day's game of golf.
"After the heart surgery," Moretti joked, "he told
me I owed him $1. But I wouldn't pay it. I told him I
had earned it."
Father Ben told the crowd he was glad for "this
extra time" after his successful surgery to put into his
church work. -
"This parish has given me so much. The people
here have given me so much. What I want to do in re-
turn I have here, he said as he pulled out a large
piece of paper, "the mortgage to the church and I'm
going to bur it. We are paid off. We were $840,000
in debt and within 10 years we have paid it off and we
have money in the bank."
Father Ben acknowledged Father Wellsmiller, who
founded St. Bernard, and was present to help celebrate
his successor's 75th birthday.
"I want to extend my thanks to Father
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Catholic Church where the wall hanging in the back-
ground states "Do notfear, Father Ben is here."
Wellsmiller," Gorr said. "He was the really big one
In summing up, Father Ben also acknowledged the
unusually close community spirit shared with the other
"I can't express what I really feel ecumenically
with all the churches here on the Island," he said. "We
-have a close relationship and together we take care of
all the people on the Island. We are really blessed to be
After 100 years, is it time to retire?
Father Ben admits that he is required by canon law
to file retirement papers. While they are not required to
accept unconditional retirement, he would like to slow
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND LITTLE LEAGUE
Major League Teams
Anna Maria Fire Department D. Coy Ducks
Haleys Motel & Resort Complex Kiwanis
Westbay Athletic Club
Anna Maria Island Little League Umpires
Pat Mowry, George O'Connor, Chris McNamara, Luke Courtney, Jane Carolan and Andy
Price. Inset photo: John Home.
Major League Teams
Anna Maria Fire Department
Couch Steve Pelham, Jacob Becker, Greg Granstad,
Mark Rudacille, Travis Wicklund, Paul Fenney, Ben
Sato, Mark Pelham, Nick Nicholaides, Sky Beard,
Erick Sizler, Johnathan Johnson, Mark Lathrop.
Couch Lou, Kristopher Smith, Justin Dries, Scot
Macgregor, David Evans, Preston Copeland, Jeremy
LeGrand, Michael Smith, Colt Fletcher, Evan Purcell,
Michael Armstrong, Jeff Ambut, Robby Douglas.
Couch Gary Wagner, Dusty Wagner, Derek Pettigrew,
Scott Atkinson, Aaron Depaola, Jake Fara, Tim Hasse,
Rick Buckelew, Evan Goldsen, Nick Foerster, Alan
Jenkins, Jason Loomis, Joey Mousseau.
Coach Bill Floto, Coach Mark Huber, Randy Blancet,
Mike Bemas, JesseFergusen, Ryan Quigley, Chase Riter,
Charles Kyle, Shawn Snyder, Shawn Wall, Justin Wall,
Justin Wall, Mark Huber, Barry Andricks, Bill Floto.
Westbay Athletic Club
Coach Joe Bernard, Chad Sine, Jeremy Purvis, Forest
Beall, Matt Losek, Jim Sebastiano, Greg Lapense,
Logan Sheilds, Taylor Bernard, Logan Bowes, Tom
Reiner, Shawn Hewitt, Adam Pear, Bryan Roberts.
PAGE 17 0 APRIL 28, 1994 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER iE!
ANNA MARIA ISLAND LITTLE LEAGUE
Minor League Teams
Bali Hai Resort Betsy Hills Real Estate
Bali Hai Resort Betsy Hills Real Estate
Island Discount Tackle
Tip of the Island
Uncle Dan's Place
Minor League Teams
Coach Jeff Foraker, Hunter Green, David Cramer, Pe-
ter Dowling, Melissa Mixon, Dustin Cole, Dan
Vandandle, Kim Dipaola, Maggie Vanwormer, Mark
Lackey, Jessica Foraker, Natalie Vanwormer, Brooks
Betsy Hills Real Estate
Coach Gib Berquist, Billy Bob Goldschmitt, Amanda
Cicero, Johnny Cicero, Ryan Headrick, Chris Meier,
Suzanne Wright, Justin Romeo, Josh Sato, Sarah Tho-
mas, Debbie Tyson, Jeff Burgess, Bobby Cooper.
Island Discount Tackle
Coach Elmo Torres, Aaron Lowman, Mario Torres,
Michael Cagina, Carly Douglas, Max Brickse, Kaelan
Richards, Kristin Faasse, Brian Faasse, Julie Smith,
Billy Malfese, Chad Alger, Scot Vensel.
Coach Gary Miller, Peter Birch, Zach Stockmaster,
Megan Miller, Alicia Fisiorik, Andy McCarrick, Ben
Miller, Erik Bobo, Dustin Andricks, Josh Armstrong,
Everett Southwick Derrick Hawkins, Brittni Murphy.
Tip of the Island
Coach John Quigley, Jon Kent, Allison Chewning,
Brandon Roberts, Tyler Krauss, Mark Stroud, Alex
Brown, Josh Fleming, Laura Potter, Steven Yencho,
Tom Bucci, Jeff Comkowycz.
Uncle Dan's Place
Coach Gerry Bernas, Nick Mcallister, Scot Redden, Chase
Kauffman, David Michael, Jesse Kane-Hartnett, Kim-
berly Berrett, Nicole Bollettieri, Christian Bax, Chris
Erickson, Andy Rauch, Casey Gonzmart, Ellie Rauch.
ED THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 28, 1994 A PAGE 18
ANNA MARIA ISLAND LITTLE LEAGUE
T-ball League Teams
A Paradise Realtors
Air & Energy
Harry's Continental Kitchen
VFW Post 8199
T-Ball League Teams
Air & Energy
Coach Bob Gibbons, Coach Stewart, Bobby Lee Gib-
bons, Jesse Stewart, Cory Schafer, Michael Caudill,
Jessica Sweetnich, Joe Sicking, Ryan Keller, Aubrey
McKay, Max Gazzo, Jared Lee, David Schafer.
A Paradise Realtor
Coach Steve Richards, Michael Richards, Logan
Bystrom, Ben Larzelere, Eric Stahr, Shawn Lapensee,
Chris Nelson, Skyler Purcell, David Wise, Lorenzo
Rivera, Brian Debellevue, Jimmy Pears, Walker
The Beach House
Coach Joe Rodgers, Danny Williams, Colleen Rygiel,
Courtney Taylor, Ashley Chiles, Kristin Chiles, Randy
Elliot, lan Frederickson, Katie Moore, Peter Fellows, Trey
Andricks, Robby Purvis, Jessie Brickse, Lauren Brickse.
Harry's Continental Kitchen
Coach Steve Carbone, Andrew Carbone, Molly Bernas,
Sabrina Foley, Holly Neuman, Brian Kolesa, Zach
Schield, Brad Hagerman, Heather Huber, Stephen
Winkelspect, Alexandra Bollettieri, T.J. Mannansa,
Travis Vengroff, Nicholas Stillwell, Paul Johnson,
Island Pest Control
Coach James Lewis, Meredith Durkin, April Berra,
Mic Cripe, Luther Sasser, Stephanie Chewning, Patrick
Shary, Nick Gregrich, Bradley L:.grich, Chuck Carter,
Jackie Carter, Shawn Koerber, Evan L-wis.
VFW Post 8199
Coach Bret McMahan, Michael Spicer, Jordan Bowers,
Brandon Devane, Lindsey Geerearts, Anthony Rosas,
Chase Parker, Danny Schafer, Daniel Miller, Ryan
Bebernitz, Zach Dunsworth, Johanna Cannon.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER .. APRIL 28, 1994 M PAGE 19 IM
By Tomara Kafka
A blast of art blew threw Holmes Beach Sunday on
the beach at the Beach Bistro. The newest Island art group
proclaimedd anti-group group) named "AMIArt?" put on
a spectacular display of sand sculptures plus some mixed
media, fine art prints and photography.
On hand were some of this Island's better known
artists including Woody Candish, Bud Coate, Karly
Carlson, Sydney McKenna, Richard Thomas, Bren
Jackson and others. The group is about 25 strong and
if this event is any indication of success, I'd say we
have a winner on our hands. Their next project will be
announced here ... soon.
While we are talking art, let me remind you that the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is accepting ap-
plications for their non-juried Arts and Crafts show,
Nov. 12 and 13, held in conjunction with the 5th An-
nual Heritage Days, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. Cost is $50 for an inside boothe and $35
for an outside booth. For info or to reserve call 778-
1908 or 778-6694.
The Mutiny Inn is celebrating the 205th anniver-
sary of the "Mutiny on the Bounty" at Pitcairn's Is-
land. The anniversary is Thursday, April 28, and ac-
cording to Mutiny waiter Dan Lord, there may be "a
few mutinous surprises" during the dinner hour.
Before or after you mutiny your TV room, for your
At Pete Reynard's, Chuck Senrick is at the piano
bar every night. Sons of the Beach, playing Dixieland,
entertain on Sundays, Wednesdays and Friday.
Glen Bauer plays quiet dinner music on Fridays
and Saturdays at Ches's Pasta Plus.
News comes to us that the duo known as Connie and
Dave are an orchestra. They perform three nights a week
at D.Coy Ducks Bar & Grill. Contrary to popular belief
(and the dictionary which says- an orchestra is a large
group of musicians), Connie and Dave's orchestra consists
of only two people: Connie and Dave. However, they do
have a BIG sound and I guess that counts. Also on the
comprehensive entertainment schedule at Ducks is Steel
Pan Dan on Tuesdays, Reid Frost on Wednesdays, Hank
McDermott and Friends on Wednesdays and Thursdays
and Meta 4 on Mondays.
There are a few items of interest going on around
the Anchor Inn. Bobby Tingler has been promoted to
operations manager and his future with the Anchor is
looking good. Congrats, Bobby.
We hear from Tingler that the DTs have broken up.
Just when we were getting used to a relatively regular
schedule. They have quite a following on the Island and.
Tingler says that it's possible that the two original DTs,
Roger and Dean, will each form a group and we'll end up
with two really great bands. You can catch former DT,
Dean, at the Anchor on open Jam night every Monday.
Meanwhile, Lifeguard will help to bail the sched-
ule out at the Anchor. And Lifeguard is available to fill
in at the Anchor due to the closing of Zoomerz. You
know, the place that was Roasters,'Dockers and the
High Seas on Manatee Avenue? Wouldn't a simple raw
bar and seafood restaurant make a go of it there? The
"hooters" would be better off at the former location of
Rumors or Brady's in town.
At Turtles Bar & Grill, Wednesday is Raggae night
and the Hammerheads are playing Thursday through Sat-
urday. Turtles will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May
1 and 2, for a well-deserved mini-vacation.
In Anna Maria, Bob Comeau and Berni Roy en-
tertain at the piano bar at Cafe Robar at 8 p.m. every
night. Well, one plays at least every night.
The Tropicats, Chuck and Lloyd, are playing on
the beach-side deck at the Sandbar.
Brian Beebe is playing an early set at the Anchorage
on Sunday and Wednesdays. Tuesday is the Swing
Band, and a dance band plays on Fridays-and Saturdays.
Monday and Thursdays it's the Sons of the Beach.
On Longboat Key, there's entertainment every night
at the Hunt Club. Sixties recording artist Duane Dee
plays Tuesday through Thursday, 6-10 and Friday and
Saturday from 7 to 11. With the closing of Shenkel's on
Longboat Key, Hunt Club owner Ralph Russell capital-
ized on the availability of Big Mama and Eddie. They're
appearing on Sundays and Mondays from 6-10. (With any
luck, Ralph will get to sing with them.)
Across the bridge in Cortez, the ever-popular and
somewhat rowdy Jay Crawford plays at Club Oliver's,
Wednesday through Saturdays. A blind draw dart
game is in the making for Tuesdays, and the owner
promises to match the pot.
traditions lecture May 18
"The Image and Voice of Cortez Fishing
Folk," a slide/lecture of the village's folk tradi-
tions, will be offered May 18 at the South Florida
Museum in Bradenton.
The program was developed by Michael
Jepson, a doctoral candidate at thd University of
Florida who is studying the historical fishing com-
munity of Cortez.
The South Florida Museum and Bishop Plan-
etarium is located at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
Information, call 746-4132.
"We recently spent a lovely week on Anna Maria
Island with our son and daughter-in-law. During that
time we enjoyed breakfast atAto's on the beach. They
serve a wonderful fried rice dish and we hoped to get
the recipe since our children are faithful readers. I
know ifAto would share their secret and you coud print
it, we would be able to have a taste of Anna Maria."
Jo Ann Guerin, Royal Oak, Michigan
Ato Kelly, owner of Ato's in Anna Maria City, was
pleased to share her recipe, but she says she never mea-
sures anything, so you'll have to flavor to your own taste.
'Polynesian breakfast fried rice'
red and green peppers
imitation crab meat
MSG (mono-sodium glutamate).
Tabasco (if you want)
Sticky or Sushi rice, already cooked (You will have to
purchase this specialty rice at a Chinese or Oriental gro-
cery store ask specifically for "Sticky" rice, says Ato.)
Saute onion, garlic, red and green peppers in a
small amount of oil.
Add Spam and crab meat to vegetables and con-
tinue to saute.
Add soy sauce to flavor. Add spices pepper,
MSG and Tabasco (if you like it hot) to taste.
Add the Sticky rice, making sure to mash up the
rice well so it absorbs the sauce.
"If you haven't tried it yet, you're
in for a very pleasant surprise."
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IBj PAGE 20 1 APRIL 28, 1994 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Jackson to help with Tampa Botanical Garden festival
By Tomara Kafka
Bren Jackson of Phoenix Frame has started a new
venture. It has a similar sound to the business she has
already established Phoenix Rising Gallery.
"It happened a little earlier than I had thought,"
says Jackson. "I didn't think I.would do anything un-
til about 1995, but then this came up."
Jackson is referring to the University of South
Florida at Tampa's Spring Plant Festival 1994 to be
held on Saturday, April 30, at the USF Botanical Gar-
den from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The festival offers many
varieties of plants including
thousands of rare and un-
usual plants from herbs to
orchids and other merchan-
dise such as landscaping and
gardening supplies for sale
by area clubs, societies and
"Drawings from Nature:
The Art of Plants," a special
Bren Jackson event of the Botanical Gar-
dens, sponsored by Bren
Jackson's Phoenix Rising Gallery of Holmes
Beach,will be held in the Conservatory. Participants
include nationally known watercolorist Karen Vernon,
of Humble, Tex.; nature photographer Jo Anne Hettel,
of Nobleton, Fla.; wood engraver Stefan Martin,
Roosevelt, N.J.; botanical illustrator Mary Ruth
McCracken of Niceville, Fla.; and internationally
known painter and lithographer Helen Rundell of New
Garden visitors will be able to view and purchase
originals and prints of horticultural art works. There
will also be demonstrations of the artistic process. Jo
Anne Hettel will present an ongoing slide show on
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tanical Garden. "It was a lot of work getting people
like Mary Ruth McCracken to do the demonstration
and Jo Anne Hettel to do a slide presentation."
Jackson looks forward to spending two days in
Tampa. She will set up on Friday and be present for the
Officer Steve Wolff
began full-time duty
with the Holmes
Beach Police Depart-
ment last month.
Wolff was a dis-
patcher with the
February 1989 and
served on the police
for three years.
Officer Kenny Watson
began full-time duty
with the Holmes Beach
Police Department two
weeks ago. He was a
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festivities all day Saturday.
"It should be a fun day," she says.
The festival, free and open to the public, is a ma-
jor fund-raiser for the non profit educational facility.
The USF Botanical Garden is located in the south-
west corner of the University of South Florida Tampa
campus, at the corner of Pine Avenue and Alumni
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For more information call (813) 974-2329.
Dispatcher Gwen Dispatcher Toni
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Holmes Beach Police Holmes Beach Police
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a German-to-English the Island with her
translator. husband from the east
coast of Florida.
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School for the week ending April 15.
Kneeling, left to right, are Donald Rains, Jesse
Stewart and Erica Imfled. Standing, left to right, are
Taj Taylor, Courtney Davis, Katie Ott, Shawn Wall,
Jenna DeNoyelles and Jason Loomis.
Great art can be great fun
Charles Bissell, left, assisted
by Mercedes Thornburg
both from the Anna Maria
-Artists Guild spoke to the
children in Karen Paul's
third grade class about
enjoying ar The purpose of
the program was to help the
trip to the Artists Guild
gallery in Holmes Beach
and the Ringling Museum.
Bissell's artistic message
was, "Art isn'tjust great big
.pictures. It can be something
simple such as a carving or
sketch. The purpose of all
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 14, possession of alcohol, Bean Point
April 18, battery, 8600 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer reported that the victim was riding a bicycle
when a person unknown threw two water balloons at
him from a white hatchback vehicle. One balloon
struck the victim, knocking him from his bicycle and
causing a minor cut to his left knee.
April 12, attempted burglary, 2200 block of Av-
enue C. The complainant reported that a person un-
known attempted to gain access to the house by remov-
ing jalousie windows. No entry was gained.
April 13, possession of more than one driver's
license, 100 block of Bridge Street. The officer stopped
the subject for careless driving and discovered two
valid Florida driver's licenses.
April 13, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2100 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer on patrol observed John R.
Nahouse, 19, of Longboat Key, hitchhiking and asked
where Nahouse was going. Nahouse said he was going
home and asked the officer for a ride.
The officer agreed but patted him down before al-
lowing him to enter the patrol vehicle. The officer felt
a round canister and a pipe and asked Nahouse to
empty his pockets. The officer reported that Nahouse
appeared very nervous and would not empty his pock-
ets. The officer searched him and found a film canis-
ter containing a bag of marijuana and a pipe. Nahouse
was issued an appearance ticket.
April 13, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of
paraphernalia with drug, Coquina Beach. The officer
on patrol observed Randy Clark, 27, of Bradenton,
sleeping in his vehicle. While waking Clark, the officer
noticed a wooden container in his shirt pocket along
with a pack of cigarettes.
The officer checked Clark's identification and
asked what was in the box. Clark became very nervous,
said the report, and grabbed the cigarettes to hand to the
officer. The wooden box fell between the door and the
driver's seat. When Clark opened the driver's door, the
officer observed a hand gun in a case in the door
The officer asked if he could search the car and
Clark agreed. The officer opened the wooden box and
found a pipe and marijuana. He opened the center con-
sole and found a small bag of marijuana and two hunt-
ing knives. He also found a pack of rolling papers un-
der the driver's seat and several partial marijuana ciga-
rettes in the ashtray. Clark was placed in custody.
April 15, criminal mischief, 100 block of 8th
Street South. A person unknown cut three nylon lines
to a boat.
April 16, possession of marijuana, tampering with
evidence, Coquina Beach. The officer was contacted by
the lifeguard who found a purse. While looking for
identification, the lifeguard found what appeared to be a
bag of marijuana. When the officer arrived, the lifeguard
said a female subject claimed the purse. The two found the
subject, Theresa Francene Viti, 38, of Bradenton. -
The officer explained the situation to Viti and
asked if there was a bag of marijuana in her purse. She
said no and the officer asked if he could look in her
purse. She said he could if they went to the picnic area.
She said, "I'll meet you there," but the officer refused
to let her out of his sight.
As they were walking, said the report, Viti became
belligerent and disorderly and the officer observed her
reach into her purse, remove a plastic bag and place it in
her swim suit. He confronted her about the attempt to
conceal evidence and she became very belligerent and
turned toward him. He observed the bag sticking out of her
swim suit, told her he could see it and said to stop play-
ing games. She replied, "Now you're looking down my
swimsuit," and pushed the bag down further.
The officer placed Viti in handcuffs and called for a
female deputy to search her. Viti became verbal and bel-
ligerent "as if to create a diversion," said the report, and
tried to reach the bag. The officer then heard the sound of
the bag being crumpled and observed a green, leafy sub-
stance being blown out from under Viti. A plastic bag fell
to the ground and was retrieved by the officer, along with
the marijuana. Viti was placed in custody.
SApril 16, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. A person unknown entered the complainant's
locked vehicle, popped the trunk and removed a purse
containing $55 in cash, a necklace valued at $70, a ring
valued at $20, a diamond anniversary bracelet valued
at $225, earrings valued at $30, a watch valued at $35,
prescription medicine, checks, keys, credit cards, a
calculator valued at $25 and a pen and pencil set val-
ued at $60.
On April 19, the officer was contacted by an em-
ployee of the Manatee County Public Works Depart-
ment who found the purse in a trash can. The money,
jewelry and checks were missing.
April 16, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. A person unknown used a pry tool to punch out
the trunk lock on the complainant's vehicle but was
unable to gain entry. The subject then broke the
driver's side window. No valuables were taken, as they
were in the trunk.
April 16, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported that a person un-
known entered the vehicle and removed a purse con-
taining a wallet, $12 in cash and identification.
On April 19, the officer was contacted by an em-
ployee of the Manatee County Public Works Depart-
ment who found the purse in a trash can. The money
April 16, disorderly intoxication, 107 Gulf Dr. S.,
Key West Willy's. The officer responded in reference
to a subject who was intoxicated and causing a scene.
The officer observed the subject in the lounge area
yelling obscenities at the bartender and patrons. The
bartender said he asked the subject to leave, as the lan-
guage was upsetting parents with children. The subject
was escorted out and placed in custody.
April 16, criminal mischief, 100 block of 8th
Street South. The complainant reported that the canvas
cover to his boat was cut.
April 17, animal bite, 1407 Gulf Dr. S., Coquina
Moorings. The victim advised the officer that he tried
to pet a dog that was wandering around the complex
and it bit him. The officer advised the victim to clean
the wound and see a doctor. An officer from animal
control responded and took custody of the dog and
notified the health department. .
April 18, stolen tag, 500 block of Gulf Drive
North. A person unknown removed a license tag from
a parked vehicle.
April 18, warrant arrest, Coquina Bayside Park.
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April 19, towed vehicle, SR 789 and 684. The
officer found a vehicle abandoned in the east bound
lane of SR 684 and had it removed.
April 20, suspicious circumstances, 100 block of
Third Street. The officer on patrol observed that a bed-
room screen was bent and stopped to check the resi-
dence. He found another bent screen lying on the
ground. He looked through the window and observed
that the residence had been trashed. He attempted to
contact the owner.
April 20, found property a blue, Murray
Monterey, men's beach cruiser, 2400 block of Gulf
April 20, grand theft, Coquina Beach. A person
unknown removed a pair of green shorts containing a
wallet that was left in the weeds by the complainant.
April 15, vandalism, 200 block of 72nd Street.
The complainant reported that a person unknown cut a
screen on the rear door and pushed in a window to the
lanai. There were no signs of entry to the main house.
The complainant also found three bicycles at the rear
of the house. The bicycles were a black, 26-inch, ladies
Raleigh "Sports;" a black and red, 26-inch, men's KIA
"The Cat;" and a purple and blue, 16-inch, girl's Huffy.
April 15, disturbance, 5410 Marina Dr., D. Coy
Duck's. The bartender reported that a female subject,
who was refused service and asked to leave, was caus-
ing a scene. The subject was given a trespass warning.
April 16, petty larceny of a bicycle, 7100 Gulf
Dr., Gulf Place. On April 17 the bicycle was found at
the Anna Maria Island Center.
April 16, burglary, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee'ub-
lic Beach. The complainant reported that a person un-
known forced open the trunk lock of her vehicle and
removed a purse containing a wallet, credit cards, $20
in cash and personal cards.
April 16, vandalism, 400 Gulf Dr., Manatee Pub-
lic Beach. The complainant reported that a person un-
known attempted to gain entry to the trunk of her ve-
hicle by prying the trunk lock.
.. April 16, petty larceny of a license plate, 4000
S Gulf Dr., Manatee Public Beach.
April 16, assistance, 100 block of 72nd Street.
The complainants locked themselves out of their house
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April 17, found property a bike, 100 block of
April 17, petty larceny of a bicycle, 5400 block
of Holmes Boulevard. The bicycle was later found two
blocks away by the complainant.
April 17, assistance, 4700 block of Second Av-
enue. The complainant locked herself out of her house
and the officer gained entry.
April 17, assistance, 2700 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant locked herself out of her vehicle and
the officer gained entry.
April 17, disturbance, 3900 East Bay Dr., Island
Foods. The complainant reported that an intoxicated
female subject entered the store and asked to use the
phone to make long distance calls. When refused, the
subject became rude and obnoxious. The subject was
gone upon the officer's arrival.
April 17, suspicious, 100 Gulf Dr. N., Circle K.
A juvenile complainant reported that she was riding
with two juvenile male subjects who began smoking
marijuana. She asked to stop at the Circle K for some-
thing and called her mother to come and get her. The
April 17, suspicious person, 3800 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported that there were two
nude subjects in an automobile in front of his house.
The officer found nothing.
April 18, suspicious, 500 block of 59th Street The
complainant reported receiving threatening phone calls.
April 18, grand larceny, 63rd Street boat ramp.
The complainant reported that a person unknown re-
moved his boat trailer, valued at $2,000, while he was
out in his boat.
April 18, traffic, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Public
Beach. The officer observed a vehicle driving through
the parking lot with two juveniles subjects hanging out
the back. One juvenile threw two water balloons out of
the vehicle. The officer had been advised that earlier in
the evening a sheriff's deputy was seeking a white ve-
hicle with subjects who were throwing water balloons.
The officer asked the driver for his identification
but he had no driver's license. The officer then asked
the owner of the vehicle if he knew the driver had no
license and he said he did. The officer issued each a
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April 18, suspicious person, 200 block of North
Harbor Drive. The complainant reported that for two
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inches tall with long, blond hair and deep blue eyes
April 19, assistance, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant locked her keys in her car and the
officer gained entry.
April 19, DWLS, 2900 block of Gulf Drive.
April 20, assistance, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant locked her keys in her vehicle but the
officer was unable to gain entry. The officer took the
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April 21, petty larceny of two planters, 5414
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April 21, traffic, 6000 block of Holmes Boule-
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Whale of a tale, and a tale of great sailor wailing
By Bob Ardren
It was a scene out of "Moby Dick," as two men
slipped over the side of their boat in a driving rainstorm
and began climbing atop a huge dying sperm whale.
But it really happened here at Anna Maria, and this
is the anniversary year of one of the Island's greatest
Twenty years ago last month, a 40-ton sperm
whale appeared in far northern Sarasota Bay and
promptly died. Needless to say, it was quite a time for
the residents of the Island, where the creature ... well,
there are almost as many versions of the story as there
Now, famous snook guide Capt. Scotty Moore
claims he remembers the day the whale had the city
pier shaking badly enough to "scare you ashore," as the
48-foot-long creature laid up against the pier, breath-
ing its last.
Naturally a crowd soon formed, and ol' Salty Sol
Fleischman of Channel 13 (remember "When you're
too busy to go fishing, you're too busy?") showed up.
He shot hundreds upon hundreds of feet of the station's
film, enough to keep using it on his crack-of-dawn fish-
ing show for weeks to come.
A marine biologist and the general manager of the
Aquarium in St. Pete Beach finally showed up, and
with great difficulty took blood samples from the dy-
ing whale. Neither of them had any idea why the whale,
normally a resident of the deepest oceans, had chosen
to beach itself on Anna Maria or why it was dying.
By the next morning the whale was dead and Coast
Guard Flotilla 81 of Anna Maria towed it to Egmont
Key's Coast Guard dock, a trip that took more than
three hours. There, the Aquarium crew was standing
by, and tied the whale to the dock for the night.
Early the next morning they returned to work with
the tide to bring the huge mammal up into shallow
water and finally began carving up the carcass.
"A gusher of thick blood flew in all directions for
15 to 20 feet, coating the whale, the men and the boat
that was tied up alongside with a messy layer of bright
red gook," reported the Islander newspaper. J'll spare
you further details.
Estimated to have been 40 years old and probably
to have died of "old age," the whale was buried on
Egmont Key or in Fort DeSoto Park, depending upon
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Islander) say "Fort DeSoto Park," however. Although
there were plans to dig up on the bones and ship them
to the Smithsonian after "the ants do their work" ac-
cording to the paper, nobody seems to remember that
So probably even today, somewhere in Fort
DeSoto Park or perhaps Egmont Key there's a
sperm whale buried. But of course those were the an-
cient days of 20 years ago.
The Sarasota Sailing Squadron's upcoming
race to Havana took an ugly turn Thursday as or-
ganizer Bob Winters of Bradenton traveled to Tampa
to explain his position on "Up Front," an Oprah-style
program on Channel 13.
Taped in front of an overwhelmingly hostile,
mostly. Cuban-American audience of about 70, the
show pitted Winters against Tampa lawyer Ralph
Fernandez who called Winters a "fool" and alleged the
entire race was being orchestrated by the Cuban gov-
Obviously in a foul mood upon leaving the taping,
the audience jostled Winter and a half-dozen of his
supporters, who were quickly whisked into a nearby
studio and sequestered for nearly a half-hour by an
armed guard. Although I didn't see it happen, a young
production assistant on the show whose name the
station asked me not to reveal said she was struck
twice by a representative of Pastors for Peace, and that
she saw the armed guard attacked, too.
A WTVT spokeswoman confirmed the incidents to
A crowd of nearly 300 gathered at the Sailing
Squadron Friday evening to hear more plans for the
race, listening politely (at least compared to Winters'
treatment in Tampa) to Fernandez. That is, they lis-
tened politely until Fernandez began relating a conver-
sation he had with Sarasota City Attorney Dick Taylor.
Claiming the entire race was illegal and would
endanger the Squadron's contract with the city,
Fernandez was effectively hooted from the stage by the
largely apolitical sailors.
Contacted Monday, Taylor told the Islander By-
stander "I have no knowledge (the race) is illegal."
Taylor said he'd contacted the U.S. Treasury Depart-
ment last week and received "a general handout with
no in-depth stuff. It didn't do much for me.
"I guess he (Fernandez) attaches more significance
to this than we do," Taylor concluded. "I finally told
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him that if there was unlawful conduct about to take
place, we'd review that and take whatever action was
Latest word is that Fernandez intends to appear
before the Sarasota City Commission Monday night to
ask them to stop the event. Meanwhile, Winters says he
now has 84 boats solidly committed to making the trip.
On a lighter note, "The Reel History of Florida:
Sports Fishing Equipment 1880 1950" has proven so
popular at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton that
the exhibition has been extended through June 12.
The fishing equipment is on loan from The Reel
Deal in Sarasota; the owners, Lucky and Sherry
Grenier, want to preserve fishing history and hope
someday to open a sport fishing museum somewhere
in southwest Florida.
Admission to the South Florida Museum is $5.50
for adults and $3.50 for children and includes admis-
sion to a planetarium starshow and also to the manatee
aquarium. The Museum is closed Mondays.
Sea Ray boat owners and Gulfwind Marine cus-
tomers are invited to attend the annual Gulfwind Ma-
rine Rendezvous Sunday, May 15, on Egmont Key.
Nearly 2,000 people on nearly 300 boats anchored
around the island last year for the reunion and a picnic
lunch. The event will help raise money for preservation
of Egmont Key State Park.,
For information and lunch reservations, contact
Gulfwind Marine at 536-9489 in Clearwater.
See you next week.
Cortez pitchers win
Don Burton and Tony Fecho were winners
of last week's Island horseshoe competition.
Doris Wilson of Holmes Beach and Jack
Krueger from Manatee County were runners-up.'
Although the number of pitchers has de-
clined since Easter, new competitors continue to
join the lively matches. A group of regular pitch-
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The next match will be held at 10 a.m. on
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Kings slow, but
By Capt Mike Heistand
The kingfish run seems to have reached its peak
this season, but don't worry: snook are still coming on
strong in the backwater, and trout are starting to appear
in large numbers and at some size.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said bay snook are
the best bet in the backwater, especially when the tide
is moving strong. In the Gulf, Rick said king fishing is
still possible, but the run has peaked for the season. If
you still want to have fun in the Gulf, try for some
Capt. Todd Romine said he's been able to get his
customers on a lot of kings while fishing offshore. In
the backwater, he's been able to land a mess of snook
and trout, as well as catch-and-release redfish.
Mike at the Bradenton Beach Pier said Charlie
Snith from Bradenton landed a 20-pound snook Sat-
urday night. Brenda from Ontario caught a mess of
three- to four-pound sheepshead as well, and pier fish-
ermen have been doing well with pompano.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said cus-
tomers there have been reporting good catches of snook
while wading the flats, as well as some nice-sized trout.
Toni at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips are averaging 100 head of Key West
grunts. The six-hour trips are averaging 200 head of
vermillion and lane snapper, porgies and Key West
grunts. The all-day trips are averaging 30 head of red
and black grouper, mangrove snapper, amberjack and
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said he did well with
grouper while in about 80 feet of water offshore. King-
fish are also about seven miles out in the Gulf.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay H said he's been able
to land about every size snook there is, with most in the
10- to 20-pound range. He's also been doing well with
catch-and-release reds at about eight pounds in size, as
well as trout, flounder and jacks. Capt Zack predicts
that the favorable tides this week should produce a lot
of good fishing.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said the fish-
ermen there have been catching a few meandering
mackerel, a lot of redfish which, unfortunately, have
been over the size limit and have had to be released,
and some jacks and blue runners.
On my boat Magic, we've done well with man-
Sgrove snapper trout in the 24- to 26-inch size, a few 10-
pound snook and lots of catch-and-release reds.
Capt. Tom Chaya said the kings are about gone
for this run, but he suggests trying to catch some of
those big cobia that are lurking around, getting ready
for the spring migration. In the backwater, he's still
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 28, 1994 A PAGE 25 I-B
snook, trout still lurk in backwater
doing well with big catches of snook.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been able to find some
big kingfish. In the bay, he's still able to get his char-
ters on a lot of snook, with some trips producing 20
Darryl at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching a few snook in the evenings, as well
It's turtle time
It's time for the Loggerhead turtles to make
their annual visit and the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch needs volunteers to walk the
beaches in search of turtle nests.
Headed by Anna Maria City Commissioner
Chuck Shumard, the Turtle Watch is a group of
volunteers who walk the beaches in the early.
morning hours (between 6-8 a.m.) looking for
"crawls" or markings left in the sand by the
mammoth female turtles when they come ashore
Since they usually arrive at night, turtle
crawls can be spotted early in the morning before
beachwalkers arrive to cover the markings.
After the nests are located, volunteers with
special permits issued by the State of Florida
remove the eggs from their original pits and
place them in hatcheries to improve their chance
of survival. The Loggerhead eggs are vulnerable
to high tides, raccoons, birds, and crabs.
The Turtle Watch has divided the Island into
nine sections between the City Pier in Anna
Maria and Longboat Pass. Whenever possible,
volunteers are assigned to walk a section of
beach near their homes. They are asked to walk
at least one day a week but anyone unable to
commit to walking every week may sign up to be
called on a reserve, back-up basis.
Boaters have already reported seeing the
turtles in the Gulf, an indication they will soon
be coming ashore to nest. Turtle season runs
from April to October.
To volunteer or for further information, call
Chuck Shumard at 778-1156.
as pompano, mackerel, a few flounder, black drum,
sheepshead, shark and trout a good mixed-bag of
Cobia is the word from Capt. Phil Shields -
some up to 75 pounds, all offshore, as well as some
mangrove and a few 20-pound grouper.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Haleys Motel 1-0
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Scot Atkinson (Haleys) 11
Greg LaPensee (WAC) 12
Robbie Douglas (Ducks) 10
Tim Hasse (Haleys) 9
Rickie Buckelew (Haleys) 11
Mark Pelham (AMFD) 12
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524 Bayview P1
501 Gulf Dr N
132 48th St
207 76th St
29 Seaside Court
3007 Avenue F
1 Pelican Perch
3202 6th Av
404 71st St
5400 Gulf Dr
5403 Gulf Dr Condo
606 Concord Ln
ground attached home
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 778-1222
Sale of the week
Pelican Perch, at 3007 Avenue F in Holmes Beach
was formerly a single family home, converted to a
condominium since 1980. The four-unit Gulf front
condo is unique in that the only condo association
rule it has is The Golden Rule. Unit 1, a two
bedroom, one baih apartment sold for $97,000.
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We will do a complete market
analysis for you with no
obligation. It's called being a
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23 years Call us!
LOTS OF LOTS
* MAKINlRSK CUVE ... Direct
bayfront and canalfront 2 or
3BR condos from $199,900 to
* 797 N. Shore Dr. ... 3BR/
2.5BA Gulffront Mediterranean
style home. $1,295,000.
* 5808 Gulf Dr ... Gulffront
complex, many amenities,
* 531 70th St ... Canalfronf
3BR/2B home in great neigh-
* 312 62nd St. ... Centrally
located lot in residential area.
* 613 Ivanhoe Lane ... Key
Royale lot with deep water Bay
* 101 Tern Dr. ... Canal lot in
Anna Maria. One of the few
* 45th & Gulf Dr. ... Well
located corer duplex lot. 400'
to walking beach. $92,000.
* 3704 6th Ave. .. Owner financ-
ing available on these spacious
2BR/2BA condos. $95,000.
* 935 Waterside Ln ... Perico Bay
Club 2BR/2B unit with all ameni-
* 7201 Palm Dr. ... Upgraded
2BR/2BA home great for starters or
retirees. REDUCED TO $115,000.
* 2301 Gulf Dr/100 23rd St. ...
2 duplexes on 50 x 100 ft. corner
lot, deeded separately. $225,000.
* 208 Peacock Lane ... Upgraded
4BR/4BA duplex close to wide
* 528 Bayview P1 ... Great sunrises
over the bay, 3BR/2B remodeled
* 403 63rd St ... Adorable 3BR/2B
.upgraded home in central location.
Just listed at $89,900.
* 301 23rd St. N. ... 2 BR beach
cottage. Steps to beach and bay.
* 1105 Gulf Dr. ... Upgraded 2
bedroom home with a view!
* 402 + 404 Magnolia Ave. ...
2BR "Old Florida" home with Xtra
buildable lot. $167,500.
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NEW HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION
North end of Anna Maria Island, 1,560 sq. ft.,
3 bedroom, 2 bath, large garage. $172,000.
. OTHER HOMESITES
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5347 Gulf Drive
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420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
e Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
78-2291 PO Box 2150
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Have you dreamed of an immaculate, beautifully main-
Ftained and designed 3BR, 2BA custom built Island home
r .offering views of Tampa Bay, privacy plus, and superior
neighborhood? Dream no more! Amenities.include:
Deep water canal, boat dock, direct Gulf access.
Unique, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with every
conceivable appliance and loads of storage!
Gorgeous fireplace of distinctive white Alaskan rock.
S-* Oversize 4 to 5 garage with workshop area.
Superior construction with pilings driven to bedrock
and storm awnings on all east windows.
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WAGNER Dave Moy~rnihan .... .............. 78-797
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GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious gulf view
.. townhouse with 3BR 2BA, private 2 car garage
and over 3100 sq. ft. under roof; Complex offers two
Spools, tennis, lush grounds and short walk to prime
- :beach; Priced at $139,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
SHORT WALK TO GULF or Bay from this freshly
painted duplex. 2 bedrooms and a second bath on
each side increase the desirability as either your
home or as rental. Large utility rooms with washer/
dryer hook-ups and a deck off the living rooms
add to the appeal. Priced at $109,000. Call Tom
Eatman for further details.
HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well maintained
Island home with good central Holmes Beach loca-
tion. Two bedroom, two bath with large garage and
storage area. One block to Gulf beaches. Just re-
duced to $109,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
DIRECT GULFFRONT Turnkey 1BR/1.5BA fur-
nished apartment in popular Sunset Terrace Con-
dominium. Experience the best of Gulffront living
for only $128,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL BROCHURE
Attractive Anna Maria home includes additional space for
home occupation or Mother-in-law suite plus two bedrooms,
Florida Room with built-in BBQ, and cozy living room with
fireplace. On two nicely landscaped lots and docking privi-
leges. Asking $199,500. Call Marie Franklin.
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MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island."
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1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250
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Deep water canal home. Three bedroom, two bath
house on highly desirable Island block. Unique archi-
tecturally designed home with many extras including
an extra large dock. Must see to appreciate. Only
$289,000. Call today. 778-2307.
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2 Bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car garage. Heavy
duty boat davits. Seawall and dock, fireplace, central
vacuum. Renovations done ready for offer. Asking
$100,000, $1759,000, $1:71,0090, $169,000. $165,000.:
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The first showing of the Island's newest art group
AMIArt? brought out lots of sun, a little rain, sand
and art lovers in bathing suits outside the Beach
Bistro last Sunday.
At right The Castle Makers always draw lots of
attention with their larger-than-usual sand castles.
Islander Photo: Tomara Kafka
Bruce L. Skorupa
REALTOR Award Winner
:- Buyers and Sellers
Together and Provides
Personal Caring Attention
Experience Plus! Call Bruce Now!
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.
DUPLEX- 2 BR, 1BA, $575 plus utilities.
DUPLEX -2 BR, 1BA, $595 plus utilities.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
WALK TO BEACH ...
from this elevated 2BR/2B home in prime Holmes Beach
location. Features include a garage, whirlpool tub, stone
fireplace and more. $145,000. Jean Sears 778-6654.
ISLAND DUPLEX. Great location in Holmes Beach
to own and have an income to help with the mortgage.
2BR/1B has fireplace and 1/1 has lanai. $189,900. Jean
LARGE LOT ON 73RD ST. Very few building lots
of this size available in Holmes Beach. 85ft. wide.
Close to best beach. $67,500. Jean Sears 778-6654.
SMUGGLERS LANDING CONDO. Corner Unit has 2
screened lanai areas, turnkey furnished. 26ft. Beachcat
included. 2BR/2B $167,500. Jean Sears 778-6654.
GULF-FRONT CONDO $175,000. Contemporary
1BR/1.5B with den/guest room is partially furnished
and sits on prime walking beach with sunsets galore!
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Anna Maria Island Centre / 813-778:6654
3224 East Bay Drive / Holmes Beach, FL 34217
neaL &neaL RALTORS
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GORGEOUS WATERFRONT CONDO in boater
paradise. Located on ICW. 3Bed/2.5Bath, pool,
tennis, boat slip for 35' boat w/water & electric.
$229,900. MLS#56815. Dick Maher or Tom
Nelson, 778-6791 or 778-1382.
PERICO BAY CLUB "OSPREY" MODEL, 2Bed/
2Bath on 2nd floor overlooking lake & pool. Bright
& breezy, vaulted ceilings, storage & carport.
$88,500. MLS#56912. Call Marilyn Trevethan,
RARE ISLAND PROPERTY! Legal Duplex with
deeded boat slip. Looks like single family home
2Bed/2Bath ea. unit. MLS#56178. Call Bobye
SAN REMO SHORES, updated light & bright
2Bed/2Bath well maintained home on sailboat
water near open end of canal. Caged, solar pool
& boat hoist. $159,225. MLS#56984. Call Hal
Gillihan, 778-2261 or 778-2194 eves.
EXCELLENT INCOME PROPERTY-DUPLEX ON
BEACH. 2Bed/1 Bath up and down. $3200 monthly
in season. Turnkey furnished. Two car garage.
$209,000. MLS#56222. Call Harold Small, 778-
2261 or 792-8628 evenings.
CUL-DE-SAC LOT IN ANNA MARIA. Street of re-
built homes. Open water from Bimini Bay to Tampa
Bay or the Gulf of Mexico. $500,000. MLS#56927.
Call Rose Schnoerr, 778-7780 eves.-
VIEW OF PALMA SOLA BAY & BOAT DOCK,
$78,900 for this 2Bed/2Bath condo that has it all -
deeded boat dock, redecorated, fans, elevator,
pool, jacuzzi & under unit parking. MLS#55041. Call
Bill Bowman, 778-2261 or 778-4619.
ISLAND 6-PLEX, great location close to beach.
2/2 each unit. Complex has pool & laundry on site.
Plenty of parking & rec. area. 5 units annual, 1 sea-
sonal rental. $450,000. MLS#98607. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt, 778-2261 or 778-4931 eves.
778221 TEM P IT SCCSS 78-24
IMPERIAL HOUSE ... Light, bright & cheer-
ful w/some Bay view. Pleasantly decorated,
turnkey furnished. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Private
fishing dock, clubhouse, 150' deeded Gulf
front access. Call Carol Heinze, 792-5721.
#56982 ............................................ $89,900.
OLD WORLD CHARM ... Hardwood floors,
covered patio, large front porch! 3 bedroom, 1
bath. 1-car garage w/workshop. Call Don
Pampuch, 778-3111. #56983...........$52,900.
FREE CONDO when you buy a home for your
boat here! Bright & clean 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath. Deep water canal w/dock, also fine as
rental property. Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758.
#56151 ........................................... $64,200.
North Beach Village
Call me today!
SCarol Heiinze, CRS
Million Dollar Club
PRICES REDUCED AT.PERICO BAY
SPECTACULAR VIEWS over Bay, lake &
bridge! 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Minutes to beach,
shops, dining. Heated pool, tennis putting
green. Excellent investment potential. $94,900.
SPECIAL GROUND LEVEL CONDO. Westerly
view for beautiful sunsets. Overlooks nature
preserve. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, large kitchen,
screened lanai. Tastefully furnished. $92,900.
Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Call us for a brochure and discount coupon.
2217 Gulf Drive
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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.
WANTED Your unwanted stuffed, mounted 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.
LIKE NEW indoor outdoor ping pong table, water
skis & sunfish sailboat. Call after 5:00, 778-3234.
CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial saw with legs & casters!
ofAnna Maria Inc. a
Sales Associate Wanted
Experienced or thinking
about getting your License.
Great Office. Call Robin Kollar
5402 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
.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. $48.QQQ. REDUCED to $175,000.
2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and
shopping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
2 BD/2BA Unit, Turnkey Furnished, Completely
updated, 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 MLS .
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
Licerued Real Este Broker
3222 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217 (813) 778-2275
FOR SALE, misc. furniture, twin bed, queen bed,
picnic table & benches and porch furniture. 440 62nd
St., HB. Tel. 778-4805.
LUGGAGE: new garmet, pullman, tote & utility sizes.
Tan/tweed, $60. for set. Occasional maple/uphol-
stered chair, $25. 795-4806.
AIRLINE TICKET. Sara/Brad. to Gr.Cincinnati one
way, May 5, male. $75. 778-6158.
2 SWIVEL ROCKERS $50 ea., king size sleeper
sofa $150, dinette set $100, carpet $100. Call 778-
4036 or 813-644-2951.
QUEEN BED with or without dresser, rolling tool
MANATEE RIVER GARDEN CLUB, INC. presents
their annual flea market, Junque 'n' Treasures. April
30, 8:00AM to 12 Noon at The Garden Center. 3120
1st Ave. W. Bradenton, FL.
YARD SALE: Sat., April 30th, 9:00-1:00. 107 75th
St., Holmes Beach.
GORGEOUS TOWNHOUSE, elevated w/3bed,
3bath, pool lush landscaping, 2 blks from beach. 3
sun decks, 2-car garage w/lots of storage. Brinks
security system, central vac, amenities galore.
$ 239,900 MLS#56669.
CALL DICK MAHER & TOM NELSON TODAY!
Eves: Office Eves:
778-6791 778-2261 778-1382
u!. MES U.S.
MOVING SALE: Sat., April 30, 8:00-3:00. 236
Chilson Ave., Anna Maria. Ex. bike, fumiture & misc.
REMEMBER Hurricane Andrew? Let us videotape
your valuable possessions for insurance purposes.
Low cost. Details, 383-5372.
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.
CAR CLEAN SPECIAL: Wash and vacuum every
week all year on a $15 weekly contract basis. Call
mobile phone # 356-4649.
IDEAL BAY & Flats Boat. 1994 Scout Sportfish 16'2"
center console, fully equipped for fishing. Bought
new Nov. 93, $10,200 firm. Call 778-0727.
You can sell fast with a classified ad in he Isnd
You can sell it fast with a classified ad in The Islandeti
FOR SALE BY OWNER
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
WHEN IN PARADISE SEE...
5203 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
EXQUISITE BEACH TOWNHOUSE! Enjoy
top quality beach living in this spacious 4BR/2B
unit featuring new carpet & decor. Fireplace, new
appliances & lots of storage. Reduced for quick sale
to $139,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
BOAT DOCKS! Views of intracoastal from this
2BR/2B Bay front condominium. Heated pool,,&
turnkey furnished. Only steps to the Gulf'te!.
$159,000. Call Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.
OFF ISLAND Super bargain solar pool home
near 75th Street. 3BR/2B with fireplace, great
neighborhood. Good for a young family or empty
nest. $119,900. Call Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED Split floor plan
3BR/2B home in desirable area of Holmes Beach.
Deeded boat slip oversized lot and plenty of storage,
all for $163,000. Call Dennis McClung, 778-7320.
DIRECT GULFRONT TURNKEY FUR-
NISHED New carpet, beautiful sunsets, great
walking beach a real money maker. Great rental
history. $165,000. Call Stan Williams, 795-4537
NEW LISTING BAY PALMS WATERFRONT:
Canal front refurbished three bedroom, with
"Great Room" design, family kitchen plus
Florida room with adjoining lanai. Large lot,
sprinkler system, well, new boat dock. Priced at
$219,000. Call Carol R; Williams, 778-0777,
NEW LISTING ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT:
Well maintained three bedroom, two bath canal
front home with a sweeping view of the man-
groves bordering the canal close to Bayfront
Park. Homeowner's warranty. $179,500. Call
Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Delightful 1st floor two
bedroom, two bath condo with a great view of
two lakes. 24hr. security community, tennis
courts, clubhouse, swimming pools, minutes to
beach. $95,900. Please call Zee Catanses 794-
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS
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S nd's. Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Ia Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service .12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813) 778-1630 Lc. No.,4467
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
-- ; COMPANY
I- Commercial & Residential
SNo Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
S*ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
fire, MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
Free Estimates Donnie Rivera
ISLAND LAWN SERVICE
P 0 Box 352 Anna Maria FL 34216
If you have a job to fix ...
A house to watch
A rent to collect
you are away
WE REPORT DIRECTLY TO YOU.
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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.
LAWN SERVICE, now hiring labor. Call 778-1345.
WANTED PART-TIME secretarial help. Good typist
& some computer experience helpful. Call Robin at
TELEMARKETING, $6-$8 per hour guaranteed. No
nights or weekends, ideal job for retirees on a fixed
income. Call Preston 761-0092 8am&3pm.
HELP! Perform a community service and get paid
too. Goodwill needs a part time trailer attendant in
Holmes Beach next to First Union Bank. Please call
Norm at 794-1889.
BOOKKEEPER FULL CHARGE. Immediate open-
ing in public accounting firm on Anna Maria Island.
Must have strong computer skills & be experienced
in A/R, A/P, payroll & sales tax reports. 778-6118.
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. I.sWnd resident, 23 years experience,
local references. Call Mark at 778-5354.
Find the home of your dreams in The Islander.
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
CHILD CARE Adult mother to care for your infants
to 8yrs. in my Holmes Beach home. All shifts, vaca-
tioners welcome. Call 778-0298.
CPD LANDSCAPING, INC. "Natural by Design".
Design Installation Renovations. Full-Service
Landscape Maintenance. Longboat Key 383-9212.
ISLAND PAINTER clean, fast & reasonable. Call
Big Jim 778-5587.
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.
VAN-GO PAINTING ResidentialCommercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
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.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bicka-
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
LIC #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free es-
timates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repair. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers, con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott. 778-
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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING FISHING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
Island Shopping Center 5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundromat
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JS AND9 IASSI DS
ONE LG/ ONE 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
COTTAGBS on the beach in Anna Maria City. Wk/
SUMMER RENTAL Adirondack Mountains lakefront.
May 1 to Oct. 1, 1994. $3000 season. Ideal for adults.
NOV. THRU APRIL Furnished 2/2 home in Holmes
Beach, steps from Fulf. 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.
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.
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-
jig. $450/mo. 778-6583.
/ COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1BR/1BA Apt. in-
cludes water and garage, furniture, TV, dishes, silver-
ware etc. Two blocks from Beach. $435. per month,
SMay October 778-3878.
KEY ROYALE, CANALFRONT w/dock, 2/2,1560 sq.
ft. w/fam. rm., plus garage, shop & laundry. Unfur-
nished, annual $1000. mo. Call owner 778-5045.
CLEAN 1BR/1B furnished or unfurnished apt.,
Holmes Beach. $430., garbage, .water & sewer in-
KASTLE KEEPERS: Mature responsible couple will
house or condo sit, while you're away for the sum-
mer. Maintenance, plant care or whatever. Please
call 778-0601, evenings.
BEACH RENTAL. 1 Bedroom, completely remolded,
carpeted. 100' to Coquina Beach. $115. week.l -
annual, includes utilities. 778-2036. '*e
LOCATION: One lot from Gulf! 2BR/2BA comfortably
furnished doll house. Available June 6th. Call now to
reserve your vacation. Seabreeze, 778-4372.
WANTED: Small, furn. 1 bedroom apt. or cottage,
Jan. thru April '95, by single male, non-smoker se-
nior. Write Glenn, 1601 SE 9th Ave. St.Cloud, MN
WANTED: GARAGE needed for May, June & July.
Will pay $50. a month. Call George, 778-2014.
N.H. 3 bedroom cottage near Lake Keene, NH.
Sleeps 6, mountain view, 1 mile to lake with public
beach. July, August. $800/mo. 778-2167.
HOLMES BEACH, very nice one bedroom apt., 100
yds to Gulf, furnished or unfurnished. No pets, 778-
MATURE COUPLE w/pets seeks Holmes Beach rea-
sonable rental. Can clean, paint, fix and landscape
in lieu of, or to go toward deposit. Good Island refer-
ANNUAL RENTAL, Anna Maria City. Lovely 2/2 du-
plex, completely furnished. Cable, microwave, dish-
washer. 1 block to best Gulf Beach and shopping.
Sorry, no pets. $630, plus utilities. 778-2190.
ISLAND CONDO 2/2. 2 lanais, eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, pool, walk to beach, low maintenance
fee and owner may finance! 99,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Island Real Estate 778-6066 or 795-0105
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,
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. $89,500. Must see
to appreciate! Gorgeous lake view. 2/2 with many up
grades. Security, covered parking, pool, spa and ten-
FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's comput-
erized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-Sell-
Realty Counselors. 795-0616.
Island Typing Service
-.a -- FAX Service: Send & Receive
FAX # 778-8390
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390
778-2586 "- MA RY KAVY Eve: 778-6771
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Cavanagh0 Marinte repair
MOBILE ENGINE REPAIRS DOCKSIDE
COMPLETE MARINE REPAIR
Cortez Rd. & 124th St. .795-7264
SABAL PALM P.
A FLORIDA COMPANY Interior/Exterior
SMALL HOMEREPAIRS 20 Years
*DECKS* SIDING Experience
DOORS WINDOWS Husband/Wife
-ODD JOBS. Team
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
778-7603 Free Estimates
Rick Leas 778-2139
32-ear Island ResideR nt77
AMEUfRICAN CAR WASH
g1^ & DETAILING
Self service or personal service
Pick up & delivery service available
Enclosed facility for added protection
of your vehicle
778-1617 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
MANATEE LANDSCAPE SERVICES
Landscaping Irrigation Maintenance
MOST CARS $85
and we come to you!
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
VACUUM SALES & SERVICE
Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat 9-2 778-4988
5600 Marina Dr Holmes Beach
HOW TO PLACE A
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.
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.
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