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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE AUGUST 25, 1994
Bazzy marina plan denied
Ernie Cagnina Mary Ross
Former Anna Maria
Mayor Ernie Cagnina
Mary Ross die
By Mark Ratliff
Flags are flying at half mast this week in honor
of two former Anna Maria City officials who died
within six days of each other. Former Mayor Ernie
Cagnina, 84, died Aug. 23, and former City Com-
missioner Mary Ross, 55, died Aug. 17.
Cagnina was a Tampa native who started vis-
iting the Island as child in 1918. After serving as
part of the U.S. Army force that invaded
Normandy on D-Day, Cagnina returned to the Is-
land and began operation of the family grocery
store in Anna Maria in 1946. Refusing to retire,
Cagnina and his trademark 10 Perfecto cigar was
a constant presence at the store until just recently.
Baseball and politics were Cagnina's biggest
loves, and he was friends with many of the well-
known names in both fields. Cagnina hobnobbed
with baseball greats who called the Island home
during spring training, and as a young man he
played with Hall of Famer Al Lopez on the Tampa
team, Los Merino.
Although Cagnina's baseball career ended early
with an arm injury, he had an unprecedented reign as
Anna Maria's mayor, serving six consecutive terms
in that post-from 1975 to 1988. Cagnina always won
his elections by landslide victories, and three times
was returned to office without opposition.
In or out of elected office, Cagnina was an
avid follower of things political, and for decades
was a respected figure in the county's Democratic
Party organization. Gov. Lawton Chiles referred to
Cagnina as his mentor, and former President
Jimmy Carter invited Cagnina to his 1977 inaugu-
ral as a way of thanking him for hosting the then-
nearly-unknown presidential candidate at the Is-
land Community Center in 1975.
"Ernie had a uniqueness that will most cer-
tainly be missed by the residents of the city and the
Island as a whole," Anna Maria Mayor Ray
Simches said of Cagnina. "He was a caring, kind
and gentle man who has left an indelible stamp on
the history of the City of Anna Maria, and fond
memories for all who knew him."
A resident of Anna Maria since 1973, Ross got
to know many Island residents through her job at the
Island Bank, where she began work in 1974. She saw
the Holmes Beach financial institution through two
changes of ownership, and was manager of customer
services for First Union Bank until she died.
Ross's popularity extended beyond her profes-
sional life, and in 1989 she was elected to the Anna
Maria City Commission. She was re-elected to a
second two-year term in 1991.
Although Ross was a member of the board of
directors of the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, and was the city commission's liaison with that
body during her term of office, she is probably best
remembered for her work with the city's beautifica-
tion committee. Many Island residents remember
seeing her on Saturday mornings tending the lush,
tropical garden in front of Anna Maria's city hall.
In the closest of votes, the Bradenton Beach City
Council Monday denied Bradenton Beach Marina
owner Allan Bazzy's request to expand the marina onto
residentially zoned lots.
The vote was 3-2 in favor of the marina expansion
plans, which included construction of a 200-by-84-foot
boat storage shed 34 feet high. Although the 3-2 vote
would normally have meant the project would be ap-
proved, city codes require a "super majority" vote of at
least four members for such a land use change.
Council members Bill Campbell and Jim Kissick
opposed the marina expansion plans. Mayor Katie
Pierola and Council members Herb Dolan and Dick
Suhre favored Bazzy's $1 million renovation request.
The issue had rocked the city, with more than 100
by Longboat causes
A paper revetment in Bradenton Beach has caused
a firestorm of protest, again pitting Islanders against
Longboat Key and Manatee County officials.
So far, Islanders are winning.
The Florida Department of Transportation five-
year workplan calls for a $717,000 revetment to be cre-
ated just north of Cortez Road to protect Gulf Drive.
The revetment was placed in the budget in 1990 after
years of road blockages after heavy waves and winds
pushed rocks and other debris onto Gulf Drive, block-
ing the roadway.
When the beach nourishment project was com-
PLEASE SEE REVETMENT, PAGE 2
people submitting cards, letters or public comment in
the seven hearings on the matter.
When asked after the meeting what he planned to
do next, a subdued Bazzy offered a one word reply:
Bazzy had hoped to build the storage shed after
receiving permission to change the zoning from resi-
dential to commercial use. He also had plans for ma-
jor upgrades to the marina and creation of two long
piers into Anna Maria Sound.
Council members denied by the 3-2 vote the rezon-
ing Bazzy had requested, as well as vacation of portions
of Bay Drive South and Church Street. Council members
did not consider the special exception request Bazzy had
made to expand the marina, calling the issue moot.
BEACH-STYLE UP, UP AND AWAY...
Tracy Powers of
celebrated her 25th
birthday with a lift
up and over the
parasailed over the
Gulf of Mexico from
the south end of
Bradenton Beach to
Cortez Road dan-
gling from a 600-foot
rope attached to one
of the specially
rigged boats from
the sport with its
colorful sails has
spotted near the
Island for at least a
is becoming more
and more popular to
visitors and resi-
dents alike. Islander
You are invited to attend a political reception
sponsored by The Islander Bystander on Monday,
Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at The Anchorage Restau-
rant, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. County com-
mission candidates Pat Glass and Kent Chetlain
will participate in a question and answer forum.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions .................. ................................ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Anna Maria tides ................................... ..... 22
Real estate ............... ............................. 25
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
KiM PAGE 2 N AUGUST 25, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Palma Sola Causeway plan changes again
By Pat Copeland
The plan for improvements to the Palma Sola
Causeway, which has gone through various incarna-
tions over the past five years, is back to square one.
The newly revised plan calls for resurfacing the road-
way, paving the shoulders and adding a sidewalk, said
Mike Peterson, district design engineer for the Florida
Department of Transportation (DOT). The decision came
about after the county and the City of Bradenton rejected
the department's most recent improvement plan
Peterson was invited to the meeting of the Coalition
of Barrier Island Elected Officials last week to bring them
up to speed on the causeway improvement plan.
"The basic project was to fix the pavement and add
shoulders," explained Peterson. "Different interests joined
together and a concept was developed that included con-
trolling access to the beach area and adding sidewalks,
landscaping, signalization, box beam guard rails."
Peterson said when the project was taken before
Rescued whales at
Mote continue to be
One whale is improving while another is still in
serious condition, according to Mote Marine Labora-
tory officials Monday.
Richey, an adult pigmy whale rescued from the New
Port Richey area, remained in critical condition. He is only
eating small quantities of squid, said Virginia Haley, Mote
spokeswoman, and is taking several medications.
Examined on Saturday, Richey was found to have
an inflamed stomach and parasitic worms.
Juno, a juvenile sperm whale rescued near West
Palm Beach, continues to improve. She remains under
a 24-hour watch, is being monitored carefully and
checked for signs of pneumonia.
Manatee County and the City of Bradenton, objections
were raised over the guard rails and some felt that try-
ing to control access to the beach would impede use.
"Since there wasn't consensus in the last 30 days,
we reduced the scope of the project back to the origi-
nal purpose to resurface the roadway and make sure
we had a continuous four-foot paved shoulder each side
of the pavement for its length," he said.
The City of Bradenton wants an eight-foot side-
walk on the north side, said Peterson. From east to
west, the sidewalk will go to Leverock's. The sidewalk
will continue from the west end of the bridge on the
south side. Plans for the portion between Leverock's
and the west end of the bridge have yet to be resolved.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
asked about raising the level of the roadway due to
flooding. Peterson said there are no plans for that be-
cause it would be considered major reconstruction and
the current project is considered maintenance.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola asked about
Post Office lot open
After several months of squabbles and a resi-
dent petition drive, the patron parking lot at the
Bradenton Beach Post Office has regained its
double entrance-exit capabilities.
Postal patrons objected to the back-and-fill park-
ing maneuvers required by the former single entrance
and exit. The lot configuration was changed during
the Bridge Street renovations, then changed back to
its former state earlier this month.
Residents and patrons feared the single en-
trance and exit would cause a number of traffic
accidents when the winter tourist season begins.
the proposed light at 75th Street to be activated to warn
motorists when the bridge is impassable due to traffic
accidents and malfunctions.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Billie Martini, who
proposed the light, said the City of Bradenton said a
light is financially impossible. She said Bradenton of-
ficials suggested a manual flip sign, but she felt that
would be unfeasible unless it could be locked in place.'
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said
Bradenton officials were concerned about who would
be responsible to flip the sign.
Bob Harrington of the Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization suggested a digital read-out sign like those
on the Sunshine Skyway.
Peterson said the causeway improvements are
slated to begin May 1, 1995. At the same time, im-
provements to SR 789 on Longboat Key will begin and
both projects will be completed before work starts on
the Cortez Bridge in August of 1995. The construction
closing of the Cortez Bridge is set for October of 1995.
to benefit Center
The Sandbar restaurant is hosting the 10th Annual
Beach Olympics Sunday, Aug.28, from noon to 4 p.m.
Entry fees are $75 per team, with about 15 teams par-
ticipating. Proceeds will go to support the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and its many programs.
Among the events planned are volleyball, inner-
tube race relay, boogie board relay, Frisbee toss, bal-
loon toss and water bucket relay. Prizes go to team
members who place first, second and third. Free bev-
erages will be provided for participants.
Spectators are welcome and encouraged to contrib-
ute to the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The Sandbar is located at 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria. For more information call 778-0444.
Woody Candish demon-
strated a red, white and
blue bicycle design he and
Bud Coate sculpted for the
newly formed art group
AMlart? The joint en-
deavor was part of a
Fourth of July patriotic
project. The bike is dis-
played at Beaver Products
on Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria City. Islander
Photo: Tomara Kafka
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
pleted last year, Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
asked regional transportation planners and DOT offi-
cials of the status of the revetment.
She said she was assured the money for the revet-
ment would be used for other projects on Anna Maria
Pierola said she was told last week by Manatee
County Commissioner Joe McClash that he wanted to
transfer the money to Longboat Key to create a revet-
ment on that barrier island to protect Gulf of Mexico
Drive. The shoreline of Longboat Key, despite a $14
million nourishment project along the key's 10-mile
length, is suffering from erosion. The revetment re-
quested by McClash is in Sarasota County.
"We have a road ready to be washed away,"
McClash said of the Longboat erosion problem, "and
a community trying to be pro-active."
Longboat Key Commissioner Bob Drohlich
agreed. "We're talking about human lives," he said, "if
people can't get off the key because the road is washed
out. I ask you to look at the lives of the people on
Longboat. If we don't take care of that, I believe we are
derelict in our duties."
"The money for that revetment could be used for
drainage and other problems along Gulf Drive on Anna
Maria Island," Pierola said. Of particular concern is a
recent flooding problem at the Gulf Drive-Cortez Road
intersection. A blocked drainage pipe causes rainwater
to back up at the intersection, hampering vehicular traf-
fic through the busy intersection. The cost of repairing
the flooding problem is as yet undetermined.
The intersection is a major evacuation route for
southern Bradenton Beach and the northern half of
Bradenton Beach City Council members took a
strong stand last week opposing the transfer of funds
to Longboat Key.
"Not no, but hell no," was how Councilman Jim
Kissick put it. Kissick favored moving the revetment
to 14th Street South, the narrowest portion of the Island
and an area that is highly flood prone during storms.
Metropolitan Planning Organization members
Monday were also skeptical of McClash and
Longboat's plans of transferring the revetment project
from Bradenton Beach to the key.
Several members of the two-county transportation
planning group opposed prioritizing Longboat's road
revetment project ahead of their long-standing trans-
portation funding requests.
"I agree with Mayor Pierola on this issue,"
Sarasota County Commissioner David Mills said. "Be-
fore I can vote to take money away from a Bradenton
Beach project I need a whole lot more information."
"It seems to me that Gulf of Mexico Drive is a state
road, and is should be a state responsibility to take care of
it," Sarasota Mayor Nora Patterson said. "If the road caves
in, the DOT will find money to fix it It seems logical that
prevention should come from that same fund."
The matter will be the topic of a joing meeting be-
tween officials from the DOT, Bradenton Beach and
Longboat Key prior to the MPO's next session Sept. 26.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 25, 1994 U PAGE 3 lE
Doctor urgesofficials to promote AIDS education
By Pat Copeland
Dr. Michael Bach of Stratogen AIDS Treatment
Center in Bradenton told Island officials the AIDS is
a major problem in Manatee County and asked them to
increase AIDS education and awareness in the Island
"We have participants from all of your communi-
ties in our practice," said Bach at the Coalition of Bar-
rier Island Elected Officials meeting last week. "The
numbers (of people with HIV related diseases) that you
read about in the newspapers are not the real numbers.
The real numbers are unknown. When we started our
practice in Bradenton we had 45 patients and now we
have over 300. That's within a year."
Bach said many people are infected with the virus
but do not know they are because it can live in the body
for 10 to 15 years with no manifestations. Many of
these people are having unprotected sex and passing
the virus to others unknowingly. He said in Manatee
County this is especially true among teenage girls and
"The lesson you all need to remember is that this
virus is deadly," he said. "Nobody gets well. There has
to be some mechanism to educate the public to recog-
nize that this virus is here to stay, that it's a serious
epidemic that's affecting the world and that people
have to learn how to protect themselves."
Bach said a study published in a major medical
journal last week said it has been proven that condoms
are effective against the AIDS virus. He said the only
way the virus can be contained is through prevention.
"The AIDS virus is a very difficult virus," stressed
Bach. 'It's a very difficult disease to get a handle on.
The hopes of a vaccine or a cure are so far in the future
that we don't even talk about it."
Officials asked why there is not more mandatory
testing and Bach said issues such as individual rights
and discrimination must be considered. He also said a
negative blood test does not mean a person is not in-
School millage increase explained
Island officials learned last week that the majority
of a school board millage increase is mandated by the
state and the remainder is to accommodate escalating
costs and the influx of 1,200 new students.
Officials questioned the millage increase, which
came on top of a one-cent tax recently passed by vot-
ers, and asked school board officials to explain the
necessity of an increase.
Gavin O'Brien, acting superintendent of Manatee
County Schools, told members of the Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials that the increase is tied to state aid.
"Basically, Tallahassee operates on two formulas
in terms of money," he explained. "One formula raises
the money. Then they use a different set of formulas to
distribute the money. This school system is locked in
to most of the millage. If we don't want it, we forfeit
about $150 million in state aid, which is a very substan-
tial part of our budget If we want to participate in state
aid, we must levy the required millage."
O'Brien said the school board staff never implied that
the one-cent tax would be for anything other than new
equipment and capital improvements. The millage in-
crease will take care of additional costs such as hiring new
teachers, purchasing buses, utilities increases and accom-
modating unfunded or partially funded state mandates.
The school district is at its cap on millage, except
for the debt service on its bond and additional operat-
ing millage authorized by the state, said O'Brien.
O'Brien also explained the lawsuit over the state
lottery that the school board is participating in with
more than 40 other school boards across the state.
"This lawsuit is against the state of Florida to break
the educational funding formula, not to reform it," he
said. "If you don't break it and reconstitute it, you're
just fiddling with the symptoms.
He said that education is a constitutional right in
Florida. "They (the state) have said all 67 counties have
to have a school system, that all children between the
ages of five and 16 have to go, they have to be trans-
ported and have a basic curriculum. The state has not
adequately funded that and the lottery situation may be
one of the arguments to prove that basic point."
fected because blood does not test positive during the
Florida law defines the testing process, said Bach,
which would make mass testing a logistical nightmare.
Each individual has to be counseled before the test and
sign a consent form. Test results must be given face to face
and counseling must be offered after results are received.
"That requires people, time and money," he
pointed out. "Who's going to pay for it?"
Bach said AIDS education must be increased in the
county school system.
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
said PWAs (People With AIDS) will be speaking to 8th
graders this school year, "as long as they don't talk
Bach replied, "That's baloney. There's no way the
school board has the right to tell speakers what they
can and can't talk about."
There are 420,000 reported cases of AIDS in this
country, noted Bach, and about five million people who
are potentially infected with the virus.
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8/29, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning
8/31, 9 a.m., Planning and Zoning Commission
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Rj PAGE 4 I AUGUST 25, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria Post Office re-do begins soon
By Mark Ratliff
(First of two parts)
Anna Maria Postmaster Ron Smith just wanted to
get a few of the bugs out of his operation. When the
United States Postal Service (USPS) saw his problem,
it said nothing short of a major overhaul would do.
In about two weeks a $65,000 remodeling project
on the Anna Maria Post Office will begin, which will
add 239 new boxes and make the 31-year-old facility
more up-to-date, Smith says. The project, which is
slated to take about six weeks to complete, is the result
of Smith trying to find a way to repair a number of
aging wooden post office boxes which have been dam-
aged by termites.
"I've run plastic tape over the damaged areas on
some of the boxes," Smith says. "But one day my boss
was out here and I said, 'Look, this is getting pretty ri-
diculous.' We started talking about replacing boxes,
and then we said, 'We could do this,' and 'We could
do that,' so she put a proposal in." USPS responded by
saying it would redo the entire post office lobby.
Postal customers won't notice much change from
the outside, but the interior floor plan of the main lobby
and the two annexes at either end will be quite differ-
ent, Smith says. When completed, the lobby and an-
nexes will no longer be separate rooms, but be in a
The new post office will consist of two large al-
coves that will penetrate considerably deeper into what
is now the mail sorting room, with the new service
windows located in the area where the current north
annex is. The square footage is increasing for the cus-
tomers but being lost in the work area.
"That's the trade-off. We can do that now because
of automation. We need fewer people and less time
sorting mail, because I get 50 percent of my letter mail
already sorted to the boxes."
Not only will the layout of the box area change, but
the boxes themselves will no longer have brass doors.
They'll all be of the aluminum type currently found
in the annexes.
Smith says that in addition to having more
boxes a total of 2,122 after renovation there
will be a greater variety of sizes as well. Although
the smallest boxes will still be seen in limited num-
bers, it is the mid-size boxes Smith feels are most
efficient for his customers in the 1990s and into the
"I'm trying to eliminate the little teeny boxes,"
Smith says. "They're just too small. Everybody out
here gets too much mail for boxes that size."
Because of the difference in configuration be-
tween the old and new box units, 30'people will
have to get new box numbers because theirs will no
longer exist, Smith says. These people will learn
shortly of this change.
"I'll be in touch with them personally about
reassigning box numbers," Smith says, noting that
the post office will notify correspondents of the
new addresses, and that postal patrons should not worry
about getting their mail.
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the new service
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far right side of
This photo shows
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"It's no big deal the mail's going to be delivered
anyway, no matter what"
Although Smith is confident Anna Maria residents
will like the revamped post office once it's finished, he
says they should prepare themselves for some incon-
venience as the remodeling project progresses.
Smith says the renovation will take place in three
phases, with one section of the post office being com-
pletely shut down and remodeled and then reopened as
work on another section begins. Each phase will take
approximately two weeks to complete, though the en-
tire job may take a full two months.
Some box holders will lose their boxes for a while
and will have to call for their mail each day at the ser-
vice window, while others will always have a box -
although the location of it will change, Smith says.
Smith says patrons with boxes 1 through 718 are
the lucky ones, for they will always have a box during
"But these poor people in boxes 4001 through 4348
will be the last boxes to be replaced, so they'll probably
have to call for their mail the whole time six to eight
weeks. It's unfortunate, but there's nothing I can do
Smith says that while the remodeling is going on
he will be at the post office beyond normal business
hours Monday through Friday nights to accommodate
those customers who have temporarily lost the use of
(Next week: A closer look at how the post office
will be remodeled, and the details of which postal cus-
tomers will lose the use of their boxes during the reno-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 25, 1994 A PAGE 5 i3
Holmes Beach code board says
lower level living unit must go
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board
told Edward and Janis Vansteenburg to remove a liv-
ing unit on the ground floor of their home but gave
the couple until Jan. 20, 1995, to get the job done due
to a family hardship.
At last week's board meeting, the couple said
they did not know the unit was in violation when they
bought the house but they had ev-
ery intention of complying if they
could have a few extra months.
The Vansteenburgs explained that
their daughter and her two tod-
dlers are staying in the unit be-
cause their son-in-law is at sea
with the U.S. Navy until the end
of the year.
Public Works Superintendent
John Fernandez said he researched the history of the
house at 2906 Ave. C and found that in 1983, the
owners had been cited for having a living unit below
the minimum flood elevation and having two living
units in a single family residential zone.
Janis Vansteenburg told the board, "We are the
third owners and when we bought the house nearly
three years ago, nothing (regarding violations) was
in the file."
Fernandez said this could be attributed to a
scrivener's error in which correspondence concern-
ing the violations shows the address of the house next
door. However, he said the legal description in the
correspondence is correct.
The Vansteenburgs asked for an extension
until December when their daughter could move
from the unit.
City Attorney Steve Dye said, "A FEMA viola-
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These people seem like they innocently ended up in
the situation and you've got grounds to be lenient in
a hardship situation."
Dye recommended the city give the
Vansteenburgs a time period in writing to have the
violations corrected with a stipulation that the cor-
rections be made immediately if FEMA raises any
Code Enforcement Officer Mike
Heistand told the board the house
is for sale. The Vansteenburgs said
they are informing all potential
buyers of the situation and will
correct the violations before sell-
ing the house.
In a second case, the board
told Robert and Cathy Right to
have their lot at 4500 Gulf Dr.
mowed within a week or face a fine of $25 per day.
Fernandez said the couple has been waiting for
a contractor to clear the overgrown lot in order to
build a house, but the situation has dragged on for
Heistand said the city granted all the extensions it
could. He said the city offered to mow the lot for $30
but the couple didn't want to spend the money because
they were counting on the contractor to do the job.
Lutz noted, "Once you get your house built you
wouldn't want this going on next door to you. For
$30 it's ridiculous for us to be here."
In other business, Fernandez said he issued an
order of compliance to Ted and Linda Davis who
came before the board last month. The couple had
been cited for using the ground level of their home
as an office. According to Fernandez, the area may
only be used for storage.
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So long, Ernie and Mary
We sadly note the deaths of two noted Islanders
this week. Former Anna Maria City Commissioner
Mary Ross will be remembered for her love of the city
with a memorial fund for her city hall garden.
Many will remember Ernie as they pass through
the IGA store. He came to the Island 48 years ago when
his family purchased the grocery store. He greeted us
at the check-out, cigar in hand, on a daily basis until
But Ernie will best be remembered as our mayor.
He served 6 terms as mayor of Anna Maria, from 1975
to 1988, and to many he was always mayor. In June this
year, Gov. Lawton Chiles visited the Island and spoke
to a large political gathering.
From a room full of supporters that included a
number of dignitaries, Chiles singled out one man -
Cagnina stood as the governor recognized him.
"I just want to say a word about my mayor Ernie
Cagnina," the governor said. "I don't go anywhere
without my mayor Ernie has been my mentor and
spiritual leader for as long as I've been coming to the
Island. He looked after me and he looked after my kids
... now, he's looking after my grandchildren."
The crowd applauded, and joined Chiles in a heartfelt
sentiment, "Ernie, I'm delighted to see you here today."
There were many of us delighted to see Ernie ev-
ery day and proud to call him our mayor.
Turns out Longboat Key officials are kindly and
generous after all not to mention Joe McClash, who
As mentioned in this week's Islander Bystander,
Longboat Key has generously offered to relieve
Bradenton Beach and the Florida Department of Trans-
portation from building $717,000 worth of beach revet-
ment along the west side of Gulf Drive just north of
Cortez Road. The request is to snip the cash from Anna
Maria Island and slather it onto Longboat's beach un-
der the guise of protecting their evacuation route, Gulf
of Mexico Drive.
The key's request is understandable, for our neigh-
bor island deserves more public works welfare than
most. After all, the median income on Longboat Key
is a mere $70,000 or so a year, most of it "unearned
income," meaning it's not salaries or wages but money
made from more money.
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In his act of generosity to Islanders, Manatee
County Commissioner McClash told Bradenton Beach
Mayor Katie Pierola the DOT money really isn't
needed in the city, but should go to more deserving
Longboaters, specifically at the beach near Bayport
condominium, which coincidentally is in the Sarasota
County portion of Longboat Key.
We wholeheartedly agree with Bradenton Beach
City Councilman Jim Kissick's assessment about the
cash grab. His comment from the dias was, "Not no,
but hell no!"
Anna Maria Island needs millions of dollars for
Gulf Drive drainage improvements, and millions more
to implement recommendations of the State Road 789
Even more important is a very narrow stretch of the
Island at 13th Street South that has been washed over
by Gulf waves twice in as many years.
To suggest taking money programmed into a five-
year DOT workplan earmarked for Anna Maria Island
and switch it to Longboat Key for repair of their badly
performing beach nourishment project under the guise
of emergency road protection is unconscionable.
To Longboat Key and McClash, we say, "Not no,
but hell no!"
Thanks go to Holmes family
The name Holmes has recognition on this Island.
We personally find special recognition with Mr. and
Mrs. Holmes for their act of human kindness.
The fact that they came out in their boat in the
middle of a storm and towed us to Holmes Beach Ma-
rina, to us, was overwhelming.
Thank you very much Mr. and Mrs. Holmes.
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Trudelle, Anna Maria
Resident wants beaches, raked
I was shocked to read Mayor Simches' statement that
Anna Maria residents don't want their beaches raked.
We local people that use the beach daily, and I'm sure
the tourists, would like to have the dead seaweed raked.
Besides looking terrible, it smells bad.
Many years ago Anna Maria bought a rake to go
on the tractor. The times I have inquired about it I
was told they didn't think it was in working order.
Seems like a waste.
Marion E. Kelly, Anna Maria
Who is looking out for our
interests? Fire district spending
I read with interest the article in The Islander By-
stander, Aug. 11 edition, concerning the fire district. In
it the president of the volunteer organization stated that
donations to them had fallen off due to bad publicity
surrounding the board of commissioners.
As a taxpayer and a resident of the Anna Maria Fire
District, I beg to differ with her.
In October 1993, the fire district gave the chief and
their fire marshal about a $10,000 raise each. The admin-
istrative secretary and captains got about $5,000 each.
They just passed the budget that will take affect in
October of this year and all these people will get yet
I don't know about the rest of you, but I think this
is ridiculous. The volunteers have dances and other
fundraisers to help buy supplies and equipment for the
district. I say, if they can afford to give these kind of
raises, let them buy their own equipment.
I work hard for my money and already pay taxes that
are too high, in my opinion. When the letter for the Hal-
loween Dance comes this year, it will go in the trash.
Perhaps Chief Price and Fire Marshal Bailey could
buy up all the tickets and invite all their friends. They
can certainly afford it better than the general public can.
I applaud the two commissioners who had the cour-
age last year and this year to vote against the budget
If the articles that appeared after these votes were
taken are the bad publicity Ms. Maddox refers to, I
hope it continues. At least we know that someone is
looking out for our interests.
Beverly Cioffi, Bradenton
Enjoys The Islander
For the first time I received your paper in the mail
on the Monday following the date of its publication.
The July 28 issue was delivered Aug. 1. I guess our
persistent calls to our postmaster finally did the trick.
I enjoy The Islander Bystander very much. It's perhaps
the best Island paper since the 1960s.
Don Lynch, Pekin, Ill.
THOSE WERE THE BAYSt
Part 7, The Homesteaders
by June Alder
The Hall children in 1903: clockwise from left, Bertha (1898-1984) with baby
Clarence (1902-1985); cousin Marion Colman (1896-1988), Edith (1897-1986),
Luella (1901-1984), Miriam (1900- ).
The rosy glow of sunset was just be-
ginning to wash over the September sky as
the "Mistletoe" cast off and left the Halls
standing amid their baggage on George
Bean's Anna Maria Island dock.
It was then Mamie felt the first birth
pang. It doubled her over and Wilbur
had to carry her up the beach to the
house she had left three years ago to
Mamie and Wilbur sat together on
the edge of her old bed in the little room
she had shared with her sister Edith and
discussed what to do.
Their nearest neighbors, the Cobbs,
were a mile away. Wilbur feared to take
Mamie down there in the wagon in the
darkness along the bumpy track through
the jungle. And it was out of the ques-
tion for him to leave Mamie and their
11-month-old daughter Edith alone
while he went for help.
There was a tent hospital at Fort Dade
on Egmont Key but it was filled with sick
soldiers from the summer war in Cuba,
many infected with dangerous yellow fe-
ver. Anyway, Mamie could not be sub-
jected to the rough channel crossing.
Mamie was calm. She knew her father
had a big medical manual on his book
shelf in his room she had often paged
through it. It had instructions, with pic-
tures, on how to deliver a baby. She had
faith in the Lord and in her husband.
But Wilbur was mightily worried.
This child was arriving two months pre-
maturely. It would have little chance of
surviving in this wilderness, Wilbur
thought. And as young and healthy as
Mamie was, what if she Wilbur
couldn't bear to think of it.
So he prayed a fervent prayer to
which Mamie said amen, after which he
went and got the book. And after hours
of pain and more prayer, Wilbur -
praise the Lord safely delivered
Mamie's tiny five-pound girl. (Bertha's
was the second recorded birth on the Is-
land; the first was Anna Maria Cobb,
born in May 1897.)
Bertha survived the night. And the
next day, and the next. A week passed.
Wilbur rejoiced at how quickly Mamie
and the baby recovered.
Then the "Mistletoe" stopped to
deliver a message from Edith and Lula.
Their father had passed away on Sept.
3, three days after his granddaughter
had entered the world in the Island
cabin he had loved so dearly.
It had been George Bean's request,
lying paralyzed on his hospital bed in
Tampa, that Mamie and Wilbur take
charge of the homestead. Now they
were torn between their duty to him
and their duty to God and the Salvation
Army. Again, after much prayer, the
couple decided to ask for a leave of
absence from "the work" in order to
This was accomplished almost ex-
actly a year later, on Sept. 7, 1899.
But by that time the Halls had an-
other daughter, Miriam, delivered by
Manatee pioneer Dr. J.B. Leffingwell at
Fort Dade. Another girl and a boy arrived
in rapid order. One more son died in in-
fancy and was buried on the Island.
The years rolled by until 1907
when the Halls moved to Tampa to get
proper schooling for their children. So,
finally, they were able to return to Sal-
vation Army work, and they died as
Army people put it "under the
colours" (the Army's yellow-red-and-
blue "blood and fire" banner).
Wilbur was "promoted to glory" in
1944 at age 81; Mamie in 1971, age 94,
having lived out her final decade on the
One daughter survives today.
Miriam Hall Murphy, an Island resi-
dent since the 1950s, now resides at a
Bradenton retirement center. A gra-
cious lady with a keen mind, Miriam is
the source for much of the information
in these eight columns on the Bean
family. Thank you, Miriam.
Next: A final visit with
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There's nothing like a good comedy to help us
forget the heat of summer's dog days. While the cool-
ness alone of the Chapel/Theatre of Roser Memorial
Community Church may be draw enough to go to see
"Belles on Their Toes," running through Aug. 28, the
entertainment is well worth the ticket price.
"Belles on Their Toes," the sequel to "Cheaper By
the Dozen," is an autobiographical adaptation about the
Gilbreth family, who lived in 1920s New Jersey. Both
plays were based on a book written by Ernestine Gilbreth
Carey and Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.,and deals with Frank
and Lillian Gilbreth, the parents and pioneers of "motion
study" and its efficiency methods, who really did have
12 children. "Cheaper By the Dozen," was produced by
the Chapel Players two years ago.
Apparently two years was a long enough time for
Director Dorothy McChesney to forget what it was
like working with so many kids for the "Cheaper
By the Dozen" refers to the number of children in the
Gilbreth family. And McChesney has double cast the
children's roles in "Belles on Their Toes" in order to
give more "new faces" some early stage experience.
Between the two casts there are 16 Island kids per-
forming on the stage in alternating nights and there
are kids all over the place.
Two of the older Gilbreth boys, Frank and Bill,
played respectively by Ted Ajmo and Forest Beall
(roles that were not double cast), have a good chem-
istry between them which works effectively on stage
as they connive together in their self-appointed mis-
sion to keep their older sisters Ann, Ernestine and
Martha from having any dates.
But while the kids are cute and pretty darned
good it's two adult actors who do a good job at
stealing the show. Art Ballman as Tom, the Gilbreths'
handy man/cook, and Joy Courtney, playing the over-
bearing, meddling Cousin Leora, have the audience
howling by the second act.
The Gilbreth family children are played by
Melody and Ted Ajmo, Forest Beall, Marisa
Bergquist, Ashley Chiles, Lucina Courtney, Genna
Douglas, Jessica and Ryan Headrick, Jeanie
Hutchison, Krystal Kafka, Paul Kauffman, Michael
Maietta, Jenny and Katie McDonald, Laura Nelson,
Megan Shimandle and Jennifer Vogel.
The children's mother is played by Sylvia
Hutchison and other adults roles are played by John
Durkin, Magnus Hines, Frank Hutchison, Michael
Only the lonely
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and visitors are welcome
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will hold its August member reception on Wednes- information call 778-6016.
day, Aug. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., at A Paradise, Inc., The Chamber will host an Island Casino Night and
Realtor, 5201 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. needs volunteers to act as Blackjack dealers and Rou-
A Trash and Treasure sale to benefit the Island lette wheel operators. A training class will beheld for
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production of "Belles on Their Toes." Headrick is
one of 16 children in the cast of the play which runs
through Aug. 28 at Roser Memorial Community
Church. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Kinsella and James Lewis.
All performances are in the Chapel Theatre, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. All shows are at 8 p.m. except
for the final matinee on Sunday, Aug.. 28, at 2 p.m. A
special performance benefitting the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Is scheduled for 8 p.m., Wednes-
day, Aug. 24.
Tickets for "Belles on Their Toes" are $6 for adults
and $3 for students. The Chapel Players box office is
located next door to the Roser Church Chapel and open
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. To
make phone reservations call 778-6756. Group rates
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 25, 1994 U PAGE 9 I-
Anna Maria Island avoids
three 'best-of' lists
By Mark Ratliff
What do a lot of Islanders and the ancient Vikings
have in common? Well, to hear some tell it, they'd all
just rather not let the world know about a nice little
island they've found.
Now, the Vikings took a rather proactive stance in
protecting their geographic privacy, for many years ago
when they discovered two bodies of land in the North
Atlantic they pulled a fast one. The first land mass was
covered with ice and was not a particularly nice place
to live, while the other one boasted greenery, a fairly
decent climate thanks to its proximity to the Gulf
Stream and lots of geothermal energy some pretty
nice real estate, all in all.
The Vikings' chicanery comes in how they named
these two areas. As you might have guessed, they
called the icy rock Greenland, and named the beauti-
ful island Iceland. Their thinking was pretty easy to
figure out they'd found themselves a nice place. to
settle down after retiring from a lifetime of maritime
pillaging and plundering and they didn't want the rest
of the world crowding in as neighbors.
So what has this got to do with Anna Maria Island?
Not much, except that despite the Island boasting
some of the nicest beaches to be found anywhere in the
world, not to mention some of the finest places to rest
sandy toes at the end of the day, this seven-mile-long
sandbar failed to make three lists of the best beaches,
the best resorts and the best places to live.
Die Welt, one of the major national newspapers in
Germany, recently published a travel article that lists
the top 12 resorts in Florida, based in part on the qual-
ity of the "ecotourism attractions." The Ritz-Carlton in
Naples took the top honors, while the paper says die
besten in Florida also includes resorts in Miami, Palm
Beach, Amelia. Island, Orlando, Islamorada, Captiva
Island, Boca Raton, Tarpon Springs and St. Petersburg.
"The traveler is enchanted by pure nature and rest-
ful loneliness," Heinz Horrman writes, describing a
westward journey from the southeast coast to our gen-
eral area of the world.
According to a press release, Die Welt reaches a
readership "of nearly 500,000 upscale, discriminating
travelers." But they won't know about Anna Maria Is-
land unless a friend writes them and tells them about
it no Island resort was mentioned in Die Welt's
The Island's claim to obscurity got a little bolster-
ing from an American publication as well. Just last
week the September issue of Money magazine fea-
tured its annual list of the top 300 places to live -
Sarasota/Bradenton made the list at Number 37, but
there's not a word about the Island.
Money's list concentrated on the livability of
metropolitan areas, therefore it can only be assumed
the magazine's editors expended considerable Viking
effort in purposely overlooking the attractions of
Bradenton Beach's revitalized downtown business
and dining district which is just off The Loop (also
known as the round-about).
Closer to home, The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
recently published a story entitled, "Best of the
Beaches." And of course, you're right, Anna Maria
Island is not mentioned.
According to the writer, the criteria used in mak-
ing up SH-T's list were answers to these questions:
"Where's the best place to take the kids? Where can
you find a blanket of shells that stretches to the ho-
rizon? Where's the best destination if you want to
leave the swimsuit at home?"
When all of this was taken into consideration
here's what was concluded:
Overall best beach Sandpiper Beach at Ba-
hia Hondo State Recreation Area in the Keys.
Best family beach St. Augustine.
Best shelling Sanibel Island (surprise, sur-
Best surfing Sebastian Inlet State Recreation
Best secluded/getaway beach Little Talbot
Island State Park.
Best boy-and girl-watching Clearwater
Best sunset Captiva Island.
Best fishing St. George Island.
Best camping St. Joseph Peninsula State
Best driving Daytona Beach (another surprise)
Best sand Siesta Key Public Beach
Best nude or topless beach Canaveral Na-
tional Seashore (permissiveness runs rampant on fed-
eral lands...pass it on).
Of course, most Islanders would agree that the
Sarasota Herald-Tribune's list missed one important
category that all of us who are lucky enough to live
or visit here have known all along:
Best-kept secret Anna Maria Island.
Center board looking for
a few good members
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, long a
bastion of volunteerism, is in need of new blood -
hard-working new members on the board of directors.
A number of people applied for the board posi-
tions, and the current board's receptionof applicants
ran from joyous to icy at its recent meeting.
Wholehearted support for applicant Gabe Simches
was starkly contrasted to negative feelings expressed
for Lee Edwards, an Island political activist and unsuc-
cessful candidate for city council in the last Holmes
Edwards' name was placed into nomination along
with those of Simches, Gib Bergquist, Yvonne Schook,
Mote Marine Laboratory is embarking on a
new sea turtle awareness campaign in hopes the
public will become more aware of the turtle nest-
ing season. Since the turtles nest from mid-April
until the end of August, new hatchlings emerge
from their nests from June through November.
Mote and Coastal Dunes Inc., of Sarasota
have developed an informative, four-color poster
outlining the important do's and don't's when
encountering a nest, a turtle or a hatchling. They
will be distributed by Mote turtle volunteers.
For information, call 388-4331.
Will Stokes and Brett McMann, to fill out the 17-
member executive body which is currently four
members short. Although many good things were
said in favor of Edwards, including that he has great
ideas when it comes to fund raising, board member
Luke Courtney did not appear impressed.
"Mr. Edwards appeared at the Holmes Beach
City Council and stated that the West Bradenton
Kiwanis had $70,000 in its checkbook to donate,"
Courtney said, "and I informed Center Director
Pierrette Kelly the next day." Courtney says Kelly
made haste to try to get some of the money Edwards
seemed to promise, but came up empty-handed.
"Kelly called him immediately, and he
backpedaled as quickly as he could."
"We knew he was controversial," board member
Barbara Sato said, "but we were impressed by his
"Well, you can be impressed by what he says or
intimates, but I haven't seen anything out of it,"
Courtney then went on to suggest that Edwards
should be put on a Community Center committee to
see how he works out. The board agreed that serving
on various committees should be interim positions
for anyone seeking approval to the board of directors.
Of Simches, board member Jerry Bowes noted:
"He's probably second only behind Pierrette Kelly in
being the most pro-child person on this board."
The directors voted unanimously in appointing
Bergquist, Simches, Schook and Stokes to the board.
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The perfect time for preparation
By Pat Copeland
First of a series
Home gardening is blossoming with one-third of
the country's fresh vegetables produced in backyards
across the country. The number continues to rise as
people discover the tasty rewards and economic value
of a home garden, as well as the personal pleasure in
becoming a partner in the life process.
Nancy Rechcigl, urban horticultural agent, said this
is the perfect time of the year for preparing the garden site.
"Pick a good site," advised Rechcigl, "with at least six
hours of sunlight per day. It is best if the sunlight is in the
early hours, 8 am. to 2 p.m., because the sun will bum off
the dew. Dew can cause disease problems."
She said the garden site should be located near a
water source if you will be hand watering or using a
The first step in soil preparation is soil solariza-
tion, said Rechcigl, which will kill weed seeds and
nematodes. Nematodes are microscopic worms, in-
digenous in the soil, which disrupt the function of
the plant's root system.
Although, ideally, soil should be solarized for six
to eight weeks, gardeners still have time to get several
weeks of solarization completed before planting in late
September and October.
"Turn over the soil in the planting bed to loosen it up,"
instructed Rechcigl. "Wet the soil then cover it with black
plastic weighted down at the edges. The sun will heat the
soil and kill the weed seeds and nematodes."
While the solarization process is taking place, the
gardener should plan the garden, plant seeds in small
flats and have the soil tested.
A large garden is unnecessary and difficult to man-
age, said Rechcigl. A family of four does not need vast
quantities of vegetables and a plot that is 10-feet by six-
to-10-feet will produce all the family can eat.
"When you are planning where to plant your veg-
etables in the garden," she advised, "think about cre-
ative positioning. Don't plant tall vegetables where
they will shade lower ones. Watch the way the sun trav-
els across the sky and how and when the sunlight shines
on the garden."
Some seeds can be started in flats or small contain-
ers at this time because they will be ready to transplant
by the time the garden bed is ready.
Two soil tests are available from the county's ex-
tension office a pH test for a $3 fee or a combina-
tion of a pH test and a soluble salt test for a $5 fee.
Bring samples to the extension office at the fairgrounds
in Palmetto. Horticultural agents or master gardeners
there can also advise you as to how to correct the pH.
"Gardening is a little trickier on the Island," said
Rechcigl, "because the soil tends to be alkaline. That
means it has a pH of 7.2 or higher. Vegetables do best
at a pH of six to seven. It's good to know what it is
Island vegetable gardening:
bonus in the backyard
before you start planting, so you can make corrections.
Elemental sulfur will help lower the pH, but it is a tem-
porary measure and will last for only one season."
A soluble salt test is important
for coastal gardeners, said Rechcigl,
because well water may contain salt
and the soil may absorb salt from the
After the solarization is com-
plete, organic and/or fertilizers
should be worked into the garden
soil several weeks before planting,
said Rechcigl Cow manure, compost
and peat moss are three recom-
mended organic. Two or three large Nancy Rechcigl
bags of organic will be sufficient, if
being used in combination with fertilizer. If only organ-
ics are used, she recommends 100 pounds per 100
The fall garden can be planted in late September
and October. Whether to use plants or seeds depends
on the vegetable and the gardener's preference. Some
prefer to skip the seed planting step and proceed
straight to the garden store for plants. Others like to
start their own seeds. Gardeners can seek advice from
the extension agent or garden store or engage in some
"Keep in mind that many vegetables need three
months before harvest," said Rechcigl. "Also think
about incorporating a few herbs in pockets around the
A method that works well in Florida because of the
long growing season, is spacing, she said. Rather than
planting all your vegetables at once, plant a few plants,
then two weeks later plant a few more. Do this for sev-
Spacing is ideal for broccoli or cauliflower, which
essentially produce one head and die. Instead of hav-
ing many heads at once, you can have a few fresh
heads every two weeks.
As the garden grows, make sure to water it prop-
erly and keep an eye out for disease and insect prob-
lems, warned Rechcigl.
"A lot of insects can be controlled with a horticul-
tural soap or oil spray available at your garden center.
For specific problems, bring a sample to the extension
office for a diagnosis and recommendation."
Mulches, used by many to keep the weeds under
control, have their drawbacks in the garden, said
Rechcigl. Newspapers, wood chips and grass clippings
are all used as mulches. However, newspapers and
wood chips will have to be removed before planting the
spring garden because they will not decompose by
spring. Grass clippings will rob the plants of nitrogen
and once they dry out they are difficult to rewet.
She said rather than mulching the garden, consider
mulching the pathways between the rows and up the
side of the planting mound.
The extension office offers many free services to
gardeners, said Rechcigl. The office is a combination
of county and state resources which functions as
an arm of the University of Florida and brings the
latest horticultural information to the community.
There is a home and garden publication list of
over 400 free pamphlets. There are about 60 pub-
lications on vegetable gardening. The list is avail-
able by calling the extension office. Publications
are limited to three by mail or 10 per visit. Some
are not available by mail.
Another list of 33 publications is titled Ento-
mology Color Sheets. These sheets detail infor-
mation about insects on one side with color pho-
tographs of the insects on the other side. They
include categories such as beneficial insects, butter-
flies, sucking insects, pest ants, etc. There is a fee of 25
cents per sheet and a list and order form may be ob-
tained by calling the extension office.
A vegetable gardening guide, which Rechcigl said
is a valuable resource for the first-time gardeners, is
available for a small fee. It gives information on pick-
ing a site, planning, soil preparation, composting, fer-
tilizing, nematodes and disease and insect control. The
brochure opens up and inside is a complete planting
guide for fall and spring vegetables.
Another free resource is the Master Gardener pro-
gram. Master Gardeners are available at the extension
office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,
to answer questions on horticultural topics.
Manatee County residents also have access to the
extension office's reference library.
The office is located at the Manatee County Fair-
grounds, 1303 17th Street W., Palmetto. The phone
numbers are 722-4524 or 748-4501, Ext. 3230 or 3441.
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School bus tips: getting there safely
The Southwest Florida Safety Council urges
school officials and parents to teach children the proper
ways to approach and leave a bus stop, and to board
and get off a bus.
Children should follow these guidelines:
Allow enough time in the morning to get to the
bus without hurrying.
At the bus stop, wait a safe distance from the
Don't horse around, and refrain from going into
the street or alleys, or onto private property.
When boarding the bus, wait for it to stop. Then,
using the handrails, enter the bus and find a seat quickly.
Do not block the aisle with books, musical instru-
ments, lunch boxes, feet or legs.
Always obey and be respectful of the bus driver.
Do not throw things inside the bus or out of the bus.
Keep the noise level low and ask the driver or driver's
helper before opening a window.
When leaving the bus, wait for it to come to a stop
before getting up from your seat. Walk to the front door
and leave, using the handrails. If you have to cross in
front of the bus, walk 10 feet ahead along the side of
the road until you can turn around and see the driver.
Stop and wait for the driver's signal to cross the street.
Continue to look left, right, left. Stay clear of the
wheels at all times.
Here are a few school bus safety facts from the
There are 22 million children transported by
school buses each day.
In 1991, 100 people were killed in school bus
transportation accidents, including 35 students. Most
were hit by an oncoming bus.
Excitement spilled out of the classrooms and into the tummies of all the new kindergarten students who attended
Anna Maria Elementary's Kindergarten Welcome and Orientation held last week. Kindergarten student Elisabeth
Kline, 5, of Anna Maria City is wide-eyed as she surveys her new classroom with her dad Larry. Coloring and
making new friends were the two most exciting things about going to kindergarten, said Elisabeth.
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun or Fiestado, Hash Brown Potatoes, Banana, Pudding
3 Tuesday, 8/30/94
Upside Down Breakfast for Lunch Day
Breakfast: Cereal or Warm Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Peaches
Lunch: Waffles w/Sausage Links or Chicken Patty, Applesauce, Grape Juice or Blueberries
m -Breakfast: Scrambled Egg w/Toast or Cereal, Blueberry Fruit Cup
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Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese w/Sausage Link or Hamburger Patty on Bun, Spinach, Fruit Crisp
Breakfast: Two Cinnamon Toast or Cereal, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Fiestado Pizza or Croissant, Corn, Pineapple, Cinnamon Cookie
All meals served with milk
22 First day for students
5 Labor Day (schools closed)
12,13,16 Elementary schools "Back to
19-22 High schools "Back to School" night
26-29 Middle schools "Back to School" night
14 Teacher in-service (no school for students)
21 End of first quarter (elementary early re-
24 Record day (no school for students)
28 Report cards (elementary early release)
2 School improvement in-service (early re-
11 Veterans Day (schools closed)
24 Thanksgiving Day (schools closed)
25 Schools closed
19 Winter vacation begins
3 School resumes
12-13 High school semester exams (early re-
13 End of first semester
16 M.L. King Birthday (schools closed)
17 Record day (no school for students)
27 Fair day (teacher inservice/ no school for
15 School improvement inservice (early release)
20 Presidents' Day
17 End of third quarter (elementary early re-
20 Record day (no school for students),
24 Report cards (elementary early release)
27 Spring break begins
3 School resumes
14 Good Friday (schools closed)
29 Memorial Day (schools closed)
3 High school graduation ceremony
7-8 High school semester exams (early re-
8 Last day for students
13 Summer school: First day for students
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V Won Extra $5 million on sale of hospital.
V Led effort to recover thousands of dollars
in lost sales tax going to Sarasota County.
V Fought to lower garbage bills.
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V Led effort to build more sidewalks and
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Ignazio E. "Ernie" Cagnina, 84, of Anna Maria,
died Aug. 23 at Freedom Care Pavillion.
Born in Ybor City, Mr Cagnina moved to Anna
Maria in 1946 from Tampa. He was the owner and
operator of Anna Maria IGA, and was mayor of Anna
Maria City from 1975 to 1988.
Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.,
at Griffith-Cline Island Chapel. Services will be Satur-
day at 10 a.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Burial will be at Manasota
Memorial Park. Griffith-Cline in Holmes Beach is in
The family has requested that memorial contribu-
tions be made to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, P. 0. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL 34217.
Mr. Cagnina is survived by his son, John B.
Cagnina; John's wife, Carol Gilley-Cagnina; and their
son, John Michael Cagnina, all of Holmes Beach; a
daughter, Carmen Joyce Shea; and her husband, John
William Shea, both of St. Petersburg; and their chil-
dren, Kelly Maureen Shea of Douglasville, Ga., and
John William Shea of Roswell, Ga.; three brothers,
Louis, Joe and Jim; and five sisters, Mary, Lily, Rose,
Beatrice and Josie.
Vivian G. Carlson
Vivian G. Carlson, 80, of Holmes Beach, died
Aug. 14 in Holmes Beach.
Born in Minneapolis, Mrs. Carlson came to
Holmes Beach from there in 1957. She was retired. She
was a Lutheran. She was a member of Veterans of For-
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eign Wars Auxiliary. At Roser Church, she was a dea-
coness, secretary of the board of deacons, member of
the Woman's Guild and member of Rebekah.
She is survived by a daughter, Janice C. Norrie of
Palmetto; a son, Dale W. of
Marietta, Ga.; three broth-
ers, Harry and Walter
Gustafson of Concord, Ca-
lif.; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service
was held Aug. 20 at Roser
r, 1 Church, with the Rev. Frank
Hutchison officiating. Me-
morial contributions may be
Vivian Carlson made to Roser Memorial
Community Church, Rose
Garden Fund, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria, FL 34216 or
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 8199, P.O.
Box 1669, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
Sophia L. Carothers
Sophia L. Carothers, 96, of Bradenton, died Aug.
15, 1994, at her home.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Carothers came to
Bradenton from Washington, D.C., 50 years ago. She
served as city clerk for Bradenton Beach and resigned
in January 1975. She was a Protestant.
She is survived by three grandchildren.
Mary Ross, 55, of Anna Maria, died Aug. 17 at home.
Born in Kenosha, Wis., Ms. Ross came to Anna
Maria in 1973 from Belvidere, Ill. She was manager of
customer services at First Union Bank in Holmes Beach.
She was a member of Church of the Annunciation
A convenient Island location
104 Crescent Dr., Anna Maria
Accepting Medicare Assignments
Office Hours Dally Home Visits by Appointment
in Holmes Beach, where she was a inember of the Al-
tar Guild. She served two terms as an Anna Maria city
commissioner, was on the board of directors of the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, and was a
member of the Anna Maria Beautification Committee.
A memorial service for Ross was held Aug. 23 at
Church of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. She was
honored at a memorial service on Aug. 19 at Anna Maria's
Bayfront Park, by the "Anna Maria City Pier Regulars."
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that dona-
tions be made to the Mary Ross Anna Maria City Hall
Garden Memorial, in care of First Union Bank, 5327
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
She is survived by her father, Philip Larson of
Bradenton; her husband, David, of Anna Maria; a
daughter, Sandi McKelvey of Sanford, Fla.; a son,
Christopher Hansen of Anna Maria; two grandchildren;
and a sister, Ann Martier of Appleton, Wis.
Eleanor G. Schroeder
Eleanor G. Schroeder, 90, of Freedom Village,
died August 13, in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Schroeder moved to
the area in 1961. She was a member of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church. She was past president of the
Nassau Athletic Club in Floral Park, past president of Is-
land Players and a member of the Anna Maria Women's
Club. She was a member of Key Royale Golf Club.
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By Tomara Kafka
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Keep your eye on Key West Willy's in Bradenton
Beach. The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
start an outdoor mural on the Bridge Street side of the
building soon. Guild member Louise Harris, the orga-
nizer of the new project as well as the completed mu-
ral at the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach,
tells me that the theme will be from the "old days" of
people fishing off the pier with lots of beachy nature -
greenery and birds in the background.
Norm Chesmore tells me that once a month 25 to
30 bikers driving Harley-Davidsons show up for break-
fast at Ches's Pasta Plus in Holmes Beach.
"People are always surprised," he says, "but these
guys are really doctors and lawyers who just love to go
on road trips every weekend and once a month they
come to Anna Maria Island." They're mostly from
Sarasota and usually order omelets and that's a lot
The Sandbar is holding its 10th Annual Beach
Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 4 p.m.
Proceeds go to the general fund of every Islander's
favorite non-profit organization: the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Participants should be prepared to
get wet since many of this year's games are geared for
Big Mama moved her annual MDA benefit to the
Hunt Club on Longboat Key this year. Mark your cal-
endar for Sunday, Aug. 28. The $5 ticket to get in in-
cludes hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and prizes. Of
course, the highlight of the night is the auction.
"Honey, we have lots of great stuff to auction," Big
Mama tells me. There are golf club sets, a car, condo
weekend getaways, a $600 mountain bike, dinners, gift
certificates, expensive dresses, etc. All proceeds ben-
efit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
In her restaurant review last week, writer Pat
Benson says Cafe on the Bay has a "casual approach
to seriously good cooking." The restaurant at the ma-
rina in the Longboat Key Club was recently taken over
by Titus Letchert who also owns Cafe L'Europe, the
award-winning St. Armands eatery, so diners are as-
sured of quality in both food and service. The atmo-
sphere and view of the bay and boats is outstanding and
a nice addition to great food. Local Holmes Beach artist
Sydney McKenna was commissioned for the painting
on the menu cover.
Art guild to hold oil
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will spon-
sor a class in oil painting with instructor Lois Lietz on
Tuesday beginning Sept 6, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
The cost for the six-week class is $45. Those inter-
ested should call the Gallery at 778-6694 or Lietz at
Winners in the weekly horseshoe games held Sat-
urdays at Anna Maria City Hall for Aug. 13 were Ruth
Foehrkolb and Bill Starrett.
Runners up were Herb Ditzel and George McKay.
The winners of the Aug. 20 competition were
George McKay and Bill Starrett.
Runners up were Jack Krueger and Gene Snedeker.
The games are held Saturdays at 9 a.m., at Anna
Maria City Hall, and all are welcome.
Sight group to meet
The Island Low Vision Group will meet Tuesday,
Aug. 30, at 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
The meeting is open to the public.
For more information call 778-3391.
AMICC seeks volunteers
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
served a record-breaking number of people this year -
more than 786 youth and 1,548 adults and is seek-
ing volunteers to help with the center's many activities.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director, Jeanette
Cashman and Linda Loken, board directors, will hold
a volunteer orientation Thursday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m.,
at the AMICC, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Volunteers are needed to help with various skills
including record management, education, office work,
grocery delivery, athletic coaching and research. Vol-
unteers may work as little as one or two flexible hours
a month or 15 hours a week.
More than 70 percent of the AMICC annual bud-
get is raised through volunteers and private contribu-
tions. There are no age limits and everyone is invited
For more information call 778-1908.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center depends
on its volunteers to keep its programs for Island
youth going, and in this case it's one of those young
Center participants who's the unpaid helper. Help-
ing out in the office by entering data into the
Center's computer (when she's not being interrupted
by phone calls and pesky photographers) is Monica
Johnson, 13. Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Betty Castor to speak at
luncheon Aug. 26
The Manatee Commission on the Status of Women
and the League of Women Voters of Manatee County
will hold a luncheon on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Holi-
day Inn-Riverfront, Bradenton.
Guest speaker is Betty Castor, president of the
University of South Florida and former state Commis-
sioner of Education, who will speak at noon. Lunch
will be served at 12:30 p.m.
The cost of the luncheon is $10. For more informa-
tion or to make reservations call 792-7838.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 12, theft, 200 block of Gladiolus. A person
unknown siphoned five gallons of gasoline from a ve-
hicle and took the gas cap.
Aug. 16, criminal mischief, 400 block of Pine
Avenue. A person unknown broke a rear windshield.
Aug. 16, resisting arrest without violence, retail
theft, bench warrant, 100 Gulf Dr., Circle K. The clerk
and a witness advised the officer the subject ate a 59-
cent hot dog and did not pay. The subject became an-
gry when asked to pay and knocked cigarettes off a
display before fleeing east on First Street North. The
clerk gave the officer a detailed physical description of
the subject and the witness knew where he lived.
The officer went to the residence and made contact
with the subject's girlfriend, who said they had no
money to pay for the hot dog but would pay the next
day. The officer then spoke to the subject who said he
did not eat a hot dog but ate the bun. The officer took
the subject to the store for identification by the clerk
and witness, then placed the subject in custody.
While en route to the jail, the subject made vulgar
threats to the officer about bodily harm and death, said
the report. When they arrived at the jail and the officer
opened the patrol car door, the subject tried to head butt
the officer. In the jail, the subject gave the officer a fake
name. When the officer found the subject's real iden-
tity, he discovered a bench warrant for the subject.
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Aug. 12, harassing phone calls, 8000 block of
Aug. 12, DUI with injury, 2700 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer, responding to the scene of an acci-
dent, found the victim by the side of the road. The vic-
tim said he and a friend were riding bicycles when he
was struck by a southbound vehicle. Beside the road,
the officer found a vehicle mirror that was torn off
when it hit the victim. A Bradenton Beach officer lo-
cated the vehicle and driver.
The Holmes Beach officer matched the mirror to
the vehicle and observed damage which would be con-
sistent with the type of accident, according the report.
The officer asked the subject for his driver's license
and insurance card but the subject was unable to find
them. The officer observed that the subject had a hard
time attempting to remove his registration from his
wallet, was unable to stand without swaying and
smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage as he spoke.
The subject was placed in custody.
Aug. 13, aggravated assault, 3610 East Bay Dr.,
Dry Dock Inn. The officer responded in reference to a
disturbance. The victim and a witness told the officer
the subject was very intoxicated and pulled a knife and
placed it to the victim's throat. The subject was placed
Aug. 14, criminal mischief, 200 block of 58th
Street. The complainant reported that her fiancee's ex-
wife came to the door and was pounding on the door
and ringing the doorbell. When she opened the door,
the subject began screaming at them, according to the
report. The subject tried to hold the door open and shat-
tered a pane of glass in the door.
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Anna Maria Fire
The Anna Maria Fire Control District will host its
first Firematics Invitational on Aug. 27. Events begin
at 9 a.m. at St Bernard's Catholic Church parking lot.
The public is invited to watch teams from
around the state compete in six events ladder
climb, gear race, one into two, running hose, bar-
rel push and bucket brigade.
Aug. 14, property damage, 100 block of 29th
Street. The complainant reported a vehicle left the
roadway while heading west bound on 29th Street and
ran into her yard. The vehicle left ruts in the yard and
cracked a border block around shrubbery.
Aug. 15, grand theft auto, 6300 block of Holmes
Boulevard. The complainant reported he met an un-
known white female at a local bar and she went to his
house with him. When he awoke, his vehicle was miss-
ing. The vehicle was later located at the Anchor Inn
with the keys inside.
Aug. 16, burglary to an automobile, 3700 block
of Gulf Drive. A person unknown entered the trunk of
a vehicle and removed a massage table, valued at $700.
Aug. 16, retail theft, 5353 Gulf Dr., Circle K. The
subject was identified by witnesses and placed in custody.
Aug. 17, theft of a bicycle, 5600 block of Gulf Drive.
Aug. 17, worthless check, 5200 block of Gulf Drive.
Aug. 18, theft of a bicycle, 100 block of 48th Street.
Aug. 18, theft of keys, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 25, 1994 A PAGE 19 PI
First National Bank of
chairman and CEO
Francis I. duPont II has been named chairman and
CEO of First National Bank of Manatee, a locally
owned bank with more than 600 stockholders and $82
million in assets. First National will open its first
branch this later this year in
DuPont comes to
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SouthTrust Bank of Jack-
sonville, N.A., where he
was chairman, CEO and
President. DuPont super-
vised branches with $245
million in deposits and 119
employees. Previously, he
Francis duPont served as western regional
president for First Florida
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April as First National's original chairman and CEO.
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New construction: County boardwalks at Leffis
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New business licenses:
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New construction: 1 single-family residence:
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Museum, Planetarium close
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Monday, Aug. 29, for annual maintenance. Laser
light shows will resume on Friday, Sept. 9.
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Lobster Cakes Coquille St. Jacques Fried Flounder $7.95
Grouper Oscar $8.95 Chateaubriand (for 2) $24.95
Small Rack of Lamb Veal Oscar Shrimp Supreme $9.95
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3/4 to 1 lb Filet Broiled or Fried with Salad, Mashed
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Along with recent rains came a slew of tadpoles to a
ditch along North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria.
The possibility that crews would soon be along with
mosquito spraying equipment didn't set too well with
13-year-old Anna Copeland, who scooped up as
many tadpoles as she could and transferred them to
her aquarium. Anna said she will feed the little
amphibians fish food until they are large enough to
be released in her yard. She also put up a sign to
protect any she might have missed.
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
John William Tout and Candace Tout Tanner,
children of the late William Tout and his wife
Eleanor of Holmes Beach, Candace's husband
Scott, and Vivian and Douglas MacMartin were
present for the dedication of a memorial door
plaque for the First United Methodist Church in
The plaque was dedicated in memory of Kenneth
and William Tout, and in honor of Eleanor Tout, by
their children, the MacMartin family and the William
Tout family." The Rev. Carl Zeigler performed the cer-
The family later visited the Richmond cemetery
to view William Tout's veteran memorial marker
and to the VFW Post, where Tout was a former post
commander, for a memorial service in his honor.
Mirandas celebrate 49th wedding anniversary
Frank and Vienna Miranda of Holmes Beach cel-
ebrated their 49th wedding anniversary July 21, 1994.
They were married July 21, 1945. She is the former
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Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hoshaw of Holmes Beach
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The couple will wed Oct. 15, 1994, at the Longboat
Miss Hoshaw is a 1991 graduate of Manatee High
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Safe boating course
offered Sept. 6
A course in boating safety will begin Tuesday,
Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Flotilla #81 Training Center,
4208 129th St. W., Cortez.
The three-week course is conducted by certified
Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors and includes boat
handling, navigation, legal requirements, weather and
radio. The class is twice a week on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings. Except for a nominal fee for materials,
the class is free.
For more information call Bill Sysak at 795-4195
or John Hughes at 778-4555.
New Options Center will present a workshop "Be-
coming: Career Planning" beginning Monday, Aug. 22
and running through Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon,
Monday through Friday, at the Manatee Vo-Tech, 5603
34th St. W., Bradenton.
The workshop is free to qualified persons and is de-
signed to help single parents, separated, divorced and
widowed homemakers plan for and find their ideal career.
For more information call 751-7922.
Coastal Cleanup to be
held Sept. 17
Coastal Cleanup will be held Saturday, Sept. 17,
from 9 a.m. to noon. Those interested in helping should
contact Keep Manatee Beautiful to sign up for the an-
nual event. Last year nearly 1,000 volunteers from
Manatee County help rid shorelines of unsightly and
dangerous litter and debris.
For more information or to register call 795-8272.
Libraries to close on
The Manatee County Public Library System will be
closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.
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day through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Kevin Dean has been appointed director of Selby
Gallery at Ringling School of Art and Design.
Dean is arts editor for the Longboat Observer and
contributor to Art Voices South, Sarasota Magazine, the
Sarasota Arts and Review and the New Art Examiner.
Dean joined Ringling School in 1984 as an adjunct
instructor and became full time in 1985. He was in-
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in 1986. Dean will continue to team teach the "Ameri-
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ries will feature the best of old and new British films
at Manatee Community College, Bradenton Campus.
Two British comedies will be shown in September.
"Lady Killers," debuted in 1955 and starring Alec
Guinness, Cecil Parker and Peter Sellers, will be shown
on Friday, Sept. 2, at'l p.m., in Studio 84, Building 3400.
"Truly, Madly, Deeply," a 1991 film starring Alan
Rickman and Juliet Stevenson, described as "a ghost
tale for grown-ups," will be shown on Friday, Sept. 16,
at 2 p.m., in room 2002, Building 2000.
For more information call 755-1511, ext. 4455.
Workshop address fears
New Options Center will hold a "Facing Fear"
workshop beginning Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1 to 3 p.m.
running for seven sessions on Tuesday and Thursday
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Manatee deaths on rise in Manatee County
By Bob Ardren
The condition of Florida's manatee population has
turned critical. Manatee deaths caused by boats have
more than doubled this year. Boats are also busy de-
stroying manatees' habitat. Abandoned baby manatees
are at record highs, but the total number of baby mana-
tees is down.
How bad is it? Well, manatee deaths in Florida this
year are up 43 percent through July 31. That's a total of
120 manatees killed for the first half of 1994, compared
with 84 for the same period last year. In an interesting
breakdown of these deaths, a quarter of them were con-
firmed as human-related kills in 1993, a percentage that
has jumped to 38 percent so far this year.
In the first seven months of 1994, the number of
manatees confirmed being killed by boats more than
doubled over the same period last year. This year, 36
were killed, versus 16 last year.
One of those 36 died in Manatee County back in
April, compared to no deaths from boats last year.
In Sarasota County so far this year, one manatee
died from an injury caused by a boat in July, and two
were killed in the same manner last year. These num-
bers all come from Jamie Surino at the Florida Marine
Research Institute in St. Petersburg.
State-wide, manatee deaths caused by boats
reached a record of 53 in 1991, then began tapering off.
By 1993 they were down to 35. Believe it or not, the
drop was attributed to the recession less people
could afford to go yachting and pay the fuel tab -
along with "manatee slow zones" ordered in 13 "key
counties," including Sarasota, but not Manatee.
Part of the problem with manatee deaths lies in
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sheer numbers of boats. There are more than
700,000 licensed pleasure and commercial boats in
Florida. On top of that, officials estimate another
300,000 boats pass through state waters, totaling a cool
My best local numbers are 12,851 pleasure and 613
commercial boats in Manatee County and 16,756 plea-
sure and 471 commercial boats in Sarasota, reaching a
total of 30,691.
And those numbers are a couple of years old.
The statistics mean there are about 500 boats for
every manatee in Florida.
When you think about it, boats and manatees usu-
ally inhabit the same areas of the water, too along
shorelines, channels, canals, rivers and passes. The
resulting boater-manatee interaction means that nearly
every manatee carries scars from propellers.
Because manatees are slow-moving to a degree
maddening to most boaters, and because some of them
weigh about the same as a Honda Accord, they "can't
calculate when to surface for air to avoid being hit by a
boat," according to John Reynolds, a teacher at Eckerd
College in St Petersburg and a marime mammalogist who
chairs the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission.
"The waterways aren't expanding, but the use of
the waterways is expanding and, sooner or later, we're
going to run out of room. Maybe we're at that point
now," Reynolds says.
But the answers aren't simple. In areas such as
Sarasota County, where manatee slow zones are
posted, many boaters are resentful. They point to areas
such as the Smokehouse Hole on north Lido Key where
wading muchless boating is prohibited as "over-
reaching" by the rulemakers. Marine patrolfolks are
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For my part, I'm really saddened when one of the
best Bayfolk I know looked me straight in the eye last
week and said, "Maybe the manatee just won't survive.
Maybe they just can't make it in these days of lots of
fast boats with weekend maniacs at the wheel."
This is the same guy who, a few minutes before,
was explaining how large areas of the seagrass beds
will soon be off limits to all boats and rightfully so.
He said the move was already underway in the Keys -
but that's another story.
The point is, this guy is no maniac, but he's also a
realist. He sees the ever-increasing number of boats on the
water, especially fast power boats. And be knows that
most of the drivers don't want to hit a manatee, but they're
also not going to slow down unless they have to.
It's not a pretty picture.
Scientists say we have about 1,800 manatees left in
Florida. Unless something changes soon, that number
- and manatees may soon be just a memory.
"I move to revoke his membership although we
enjoyed having him here," Sarasota Sailing Squadron
board member Jim Kolb moved last week, ending the saga
of the 1994 Sarasota-to-Havana sailing race.
A unanimous vote of the Squadron's board of di-
rectors revoked only Bob Winters' membership, not
that of his wife and children, who were also a part of
his family membership.
Winters was accused of putting the race together
for the purpose of selling memberships in the Cuban
marina, not the humanitarian purposes he had es-
poused. Despite many threats of legal action by Cuban-
American groups, none was ever taken.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 25, 1994 A PAGE 23 [IM
Reds still plentiful; snook season countdown starts
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Late summer fishing is remaining constant con-
stantly good, that is. Redfish are the best bet in the
backwater, although trout and catch-and-release snook
are close runners-up for best bet of the week. Offshore,
snapper and grouper are plentiful. Don't forget: snook
season doesn't start until Sept 1, so let those linesiders
go after you hook up with 'em.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said redfish
are being brought in by wade fishermen, who are also
catching a lot of trout. He also offered a strange report:
seems a couple were wade fishing in a few feet of wa-
ter in Palma Sola Bay last week. The man started to
walk over toward the woman and stepped on some-
thing. He jumped back, and a small manatee surfaced
to see what was going on.
Katie at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trip averaged 125 head of Key West grunts.
The six-hour trip averaged 70 head of Vermilion snap-
per, Key West grunts, lane snapper and nine red grou-
per. The nine-hour trip averaged 55 head of lane snap-
per, red and black grouper, mangrove snapper and yel-
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there have been catching nice-sized mackerel, big red
fish that ended up being catch-and-release, and also
some out-of-season snook.
Capt Dave on the Neva Miss said grouper, both
red and gag, are coming to the hook in about 100 feet
of water for his charters. He is also doing well with
dolphin in about the same water depth. Blue runners are
"everywhere" out there, Capt Dave said, adding he is
also doing well with tuna and big barracuda.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said Anthony Manali
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of triple tail sitings. Chris said Capt. Phil Shields on the
Reef Reacher has been coming back to the dock with
lots of grouper caught in about 80 feet of water. He is
catching lots of snapper and amberjack too, Chris said.
On my boat, Magic, we've been catching lots of
red grouper and mangrove snapper in the bay. Redfish
are still plentiful, with most of the reds we're hooking
up with being in the legal slot.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been doing well with
catch-and-release snook, and has been bringing back
limit catches of redfish on every trip.
Capt. Tom Chaya said redfish, trout and snook in
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the backwaters are the best bets. Offshore, mackerel
and snapper are the hot fish to hunt for if you can
get them past all those hungry barracuda.
Capt. Todd Romine said he's catching lots and
lots of redfish as well as catch-and-release snook.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said fishermen
wading the flats are still catching redfish. The area
around the Anna Maria Island Bridge is a particularly
good spot. Offshore, mangrove snapper seem to be the
best bet, and pier fishers are still catching mackerel and
a few early season flounder.
Capt. Mark Bradow has been targeting trout of
late, and having great success. He added there are also
still lots of mackerel and sharks being caught in the
Good luck and good fishing.
Allison Chewning, 10, left, and Charlene
Anderson, 7, show off the starfish they found
at Bayfront Park last week while enjoying
the last day of Community Center day camp.
The campers constructed a shallow lagoon
on the beach to keep their live sea creatures
in. The starfish were released back into the
bay when the campers departed.
Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 25, 1994 A PAGE 25 ji[
This home at 7201 Palm Dr., Holmes Beach
was recently sold by Jean Sears, of Island
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was the original listing agent. The listing
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pool, covered parking and storage room. Excel-
lent rental opportunity. Priced at $159,900. Call
WATERFRONT LOT Newly listed deep water
canal front lot with view of Bayou and nature pre-
serve. Located in quiet area of Holmes Beach.
Lot measures 90' x 108' is cleared and seawalled.
House plans available. Offered at $159,500. Call
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216
Carpet. The thickest, tightest pile known to man. Wall
to wall in the massive great room. And you're going to
have a cocktail party. And if it turn dull, you might want
to liven things up with the fire hose concealed in the
garage. What to do. Well, roll it up like they did in the
gracious times gone by. It's just laying there ... over
gorgeous white ceramic tile. Reason 6 of 15 why we at
Dowling Realty judge this home at 631 Foxworth to be
valued at $525,000. Call us at 778-1222 or stop by our
office at 409 Pine Ave.
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL
ESTATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists
extending both Personal AND Professional Services In New Con-
structlon & Design, Existing Property Sales, Lot Sales, Free Mar-
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bayfront home. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has fantas-
tic bay views from most rooms. Energy efficient, this roomy
one of a kind home can be yours for $434,900. Call today
After hours Agnes Tooker 778-5287 or Kathy Tooker
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l Commercial Residential Fre Estimates
Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE. INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
KILTS PIANO STUDIO
ENROLL NOW for Private Music Instruction'&
Piano or Keyboard Youth to Adult
Instruction at 6608 Marina Drive
Paulette Kilts Holmes Beach (813) 778-3788
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
Serving the Islands Since 1969
Licensed and Insured
STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
S ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
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A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
32-Year Island Resident
* Free Estimates
A TESFO AL A SEVCEI
LEATHER SLEEPER SOFA, wine color $700. Com-
plete satellite system with 10' dish, $1,000. 778-
MOSQUITOES ARE HERE! Avon Skin So Soft
keeps them away. Call Kathy for all your Avon
ANTIQUE CABINET, credenza, laptop computer,
twin beds, queen bed, dresser, night stands, art &
misc. household items. 779-1611.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
FURNITURE, fishing tackle, office equipment, misc.
Saturday, Aug. 27. 8-3. 123 Hammock Rd., Anna
MICROWAVE, double bed in excellent condition &
other items. Sat., Aug. 27. 9am. 307 57th St.,
Holmes Beach. Around the corner from Turtles.
MOVING SALE! Bedroom furniture, sleeper sofa,
patio furniture & misc. household items. Sat., Aug.
27. 9am. 128 Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE! Final sale, unpacked 20 more boxes.
Mother went to nursing home. Many collectibles, an-
tiques, books, kitchenware, lamps, paintings, house-
hold, clothes all sizes, plus total remains of gift shop &
tons of jewelry, cheap! Fri., Sat., & Sun., Aug. 26, 27
& 28. 8-5. 3301 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
LOST DOG: Shih-Tzu, black and white male. Lost 8/
15/94. Vicinity of St. Bernard Church. 778-5086.
LOST I've lost my dog. White Pomeranian.
Friendly, fluffy, missed terribly. Any information
please call 778-2162.
IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House
calls (Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
74 VOLKSWAGEN KARMAN GHIA convertible,
bright yellow, good condition, must see to appreci-
ate. $1,200 firm or trade. 778-1767.
78 Plymouth Horizon. Needs work. $300 OBO.
Must Sell, call Debra 778-6361.
WANTED: Car, good and dependable. Maximum
$700. Will love and care for your old jewel. Please
no junkers. 778-1592.
SCUBA SCRUB mobile underwater hull cleaning at
your dock or marina. Free brochure and coupon.
14' FIBERGLASS STUMPKNOCKERR" boat. $250.
14' AQUA FINN. 14' mast, keel, center board. Ready
to go sailing. $350 OBO. Call 5 to 8pm. 778-0263.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
PART-TIME cleaning and light yard work. Week-
ends, holidays and some mid-week work. Haley's
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 Dorothy Steven, 795-0148 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
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 and all home re-
pairs. Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails,
etc. Island resident, 23 years experience, local ref-
erences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and
much more. Protect your investment. Call Damon on
mobile number 356-4649. Please leave a message
for quick reply if not available.
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to
painting. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
PLAN AHEAD! Before & after school care, with
snacks in safe, fun environment. Lisa, 778-6438.
NO JOB TOO SMALL! College student, father of
three, trying to make ends meet. Lawns, tree trim-
ming, etc. Lifelong resident, ref. Keith, 778-6438.
GIVE A VETERAN a chance to save you 25% on
paint & permanent coating for your home. Licensed
& insured. Free estimates. 329-6475.
ISLAND RESIDENT with experience in housekeep-
ing is willing to clean your home. Local references.
Call Jenny at 778-0750.
K.D. FAIRS will do painting or wallpapering very
HOME REPAIR Kitchen, bath and all home re-
pairs. Also handicap conversions: ramps, handrails,
etc. Island resident, 23 years experience, local ref-
erences. Call Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, 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 Co. resi-
dent 25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers & con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, painting, carpen-
try, roof coating & repairs, drywall repairs. Work
guaranteed. Low prices. 778-0410.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising! Your ad can run here for as little as
$4.50 per issue.
MOST CARS $85
and we come to you with
complete mobile service!
We do it all for one low price.
Top to bottom, ashtray to engine!
Hand Wash & Vacuum, Buff Seal &
Polish, Armorall, Dress Rims & Tires,
Shampoo Carpets & Seats, Dress Interior,
Satin-Black Under Carriage, Engine
Cleaned & Silicone Protected.
Everything included for $85 -
on a normal size car. And our mobile
service means no one has to drive
your car. By appointment,
at your home or office.
Call mobile service number: 356-4649
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MARINERS COVE, annual, 2BR/2BA, loft, fireplace,
jacuzzi tub, boat slip, pool, tennis, views of
Intracoastal. $1,300 per month. Call Martha Williams
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SMUGGLERS LANDING beautifully furnished
condo, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, sailboat water slip
available. $900 per month. Call Martha Williams at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
2BR/2BA PERICO BAY, upstairs. Osprey model
overlooking Palma Sola Bay. Unfurnished. Available
Oct. 1, $850/mo. Call Debbie Thrasher, The Pruden-
tial Florida Realty. 778-0766 or 778-3395.
BRAND NEW! 2BR/2BA, yearly, bay front complex
with pool, covered parking. $675. to $725 per month
incl. water/sewer, trash & cable. 778-4777.
BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEW, steps to beach, 2BR/
2BA, 1 car garage, pools, tennis, complete turnkey.
August thru May. 813-265-1766 or 884-0222.
SEASONAL Anna Maria City. New Island home. 3BR/
2BA, large screen porch, W/D, cable TV, micro & more.
No smokers or pets. 813-447-8094 or 778-0729.
LOVELY Anna Maria Gulffront vacation apts. Fur-
nished 2/3BR, sundeck, porch, cable, microwave,
weekly plus & no pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Charming old-style Florida
beach house, Anna Maria City. Fully fumished, close
to laundromat. No street to cross on a short walk to
GULF FRONT- Labor Day week special! 3BR/2BA
vacation rental! Best on Beach in Anna Maria. $800
per week. Reserve Now: 778-3171.
STUDIO, 100 ft. to beach. Holmes Beach. $120
weekly, 2 wk minimum. $440 monthly. Call 778-0727
SEASON, MONTH or WEEK. A tropical paradise gar-
den, heated pool, 2BR/2BA condo. 1 block to beach,
-shopping. 778-0032. Casa Sierra, Gulf Dr. at 36th St.
WEEKEND SPECIAL: Fri., Sat. & Sun. $160. 1BR/
1BA Gulf front condo. Beautiful beach, beautiful
sunsets. Weekly, $300. 778-2832.
BRADENTON BEACH, 2BR/1BA, unfurnished, walk
to beach. Available now, $550 per month. No pets.
Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
MAINLAND, 2BR/1BA, unfurnished, close to shop-
ping, screened lanais. $650 per month. Call Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ENJOY the best months on the beach. 1BR/1BA
conveniently located in Holmes Beach. Monthly
$350, weekday, week-end OK. Call 746-7928.
Island In The Sun, 2BR/2BA, 3100 Gulf Dr.,
townhouse, pool, $600. West Bay Point & Moorings,
2BR/2BA, 6500 Flotilla, bayfront, $840. Neal & Neal
Rentals, 778-9477 & 800-422-6325.
FURNISHED 1BR Upstairs apt., yearly, $600 per
month, garage, washer, dryer, steps from beach.
116 White Ave., Holmes Beach. 1-813-985-6765.
WANTED 1BR/2BR unfurnished house/apt., annual on
Island. Max. $500.,30+ woman & cat with references.
Possible home share. Desire garden. 778-1592.
EFFICIENCY $160 per week, includes utilities. AC,
cable, near beach and fishing pier. Phone 778-2833.
SECLUDED SPACIOUS Holmes Beach condo.
2BR/2BA, pool, covered parking, storage, w/d
hookup, annual lease. $750 per month. Available
now. 723-6802. 723-6802 leave message.
MATURE EMPLOYED lady looking for home to
share. Non-smoker. Need by Sept. 15. 778-6808
COZY 1 Br apt. close to Gulf and everything else! An-
nual $450 per month plus utilities. Available now. Call
Property Rentals of Anna Maria Island, 778-1011.
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL. 1BR/1BA, across from
beach. 2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach. $585 per
month utilities included. 778-5035.
SUPER 2BR/2BA apt. in center of Holmes Beach.
Double carport, w/d hookups, great porch and pa-
tio! $550 per month plus utilities. Call Property Rent-
als of Anna Maria Island, 778-1011.
BEAUTIFUL 1 BR turnkey furnished apartment. 100
yds to Gulf. $650 per month including utilities until
January. No pets. 778-5246.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSI-
REAL ESTATE WANTED. Private party, cash
buyer, quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes Beach
4 PLEX. Steps to the beach. Excellent condition,
location, and income. $225,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Island Real Estate for details. 778-6066.
"PERICO BAY CLUB" 1 bedroom condo near pool
& spa. Only $79,900. Call anytime. Marilyn
Trevethan, Neal & Neal Realtors. 813-778-2261.
CASH BUYER. Real Estate wanted. Confidential,
private party, quick closing. Anna Maria, Holmes &
Bradenton Beach. 800-468-4443.
KEY ROYALE, 624 Foxworth. 100ft of new seawall
& boat dock, 3Br/2.5BA split-design, southerly ex-
posure, manicured landscape with auto sprinkler
system, living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, 2-
car garage, 1,880 sf. $219,500. 778-7837.
FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's com-
puterized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-
Sell Realty Counselors. 795-0616.
WATERFRONT LOT, Holmes Beach canal, view of
skyway. 66' on excellent seawall, ready to build.
BEAUTIFUL new home located on North Anna
Maria, 3BR/2BA, large double garage, 1,590 sq. ft.
Call Quality Builders today, 778-7127.
GORGEOUS MOUNTAIN VIEWS. Cool country liv-
ing, 2 homes for sale. 1 in Hayesville, NC and 1 in
Hiawassee, GA. Call 706-896-1348.
OWNER FINANCE. 1BR/1BA duplex. Fixer-up,
large lot, separate garage, near beach. $86,000.
BRADENTON PINEBROOK CONDO. 2BR/2BA,
enclosed lanai, under bldg. parking, on golf course,
many improvements. $91,900. Owner, 795-2226.
SUCCESSFUL Island liquor store with prime loca-
tion, 4-COP license, inventory and fixtures. Call Paul
Collins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
778-2586 A MA Ry KV Eve: 778-6771
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Body Sculpting Stretching Exercise
By Appointment: Call 779-2129
ICherie A Deen uLMT
Now Accepting Appointments
Gift Certificates Available
Beginner to College Levels
Music Prep Class Ages 5 & 6
10% OFF IF REGISTERED BY AUGUST 31
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: / ENCLOSURES
HOME REPAIR CO.
Installation & Repair Interior & Exterior
ALL HANDICAP CONVERSIONS:
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Carpentry Decks Dry Wall Kitchen & Bath
23 Years Experience Island Resident Local References
Call FREE EXPERT ADVICE
David Parrish Call
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
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Classified advertising must be placed in person and paid in advance or mailed to our office in the Is-
land Shopping Center, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We are located between D. Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Friday, Saturday 10 to 2 (as needed).
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Additional lines: $1.50 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines, line rate plus 250 per word.
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We need her dedication and experience!
Police Benevolent Association
endorses Rebecca Little
for Manatee County Judge
As a former prosecutor in Manatee County, Rebecca Little represented the State
of Florida in charging and prosecuting persons committing crimes including
armed robbery, sexual battery, drug trafficking, DUI's, DUI manslaughter, and
other felony, misdemeanor and juvenile crimes. She supports our community
through her involvement with the Gulf Coast Marine Institute, Junior League,
AAUW, Faith United Methodist Church and various other community organi-
zations. She lives in Bradenton with her husband, Melton, and their son.
Vote September 8.
Campaign to Elect Rebecca Little
5720 Harbor Road
Bradenton, Florida 34209
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by the Campaign Account
of Rebecca Little, Nonpartisan
FOR MANATEE COUNTY JUDGE
Our Environment Is Best Managed
with Clear Vision...
Pat was the first commissioner to propose
using inmate work crews on restoration
to be the
Pat Glass addressing fellow
Kiwanians on water use and reuse.
Manatee County is a complex environmental region of
barrier islands, urban areas, wetlands, farmlands,-bays, rivers
and estuaries. The Environment is not a single issue. It is far
too critical to be treated as such. Objectives such as balance
between growth and quality of life require planning beyond
our children's lifetimes to protect an ecosystem as delicate as
Pat and her husband. Henry. enjoy the view from the recently completed
Leffis Key restoration project of a reclaimed waterfront dumping ground.
Jane and Ralph Frontone give Pat the
Hope Family Services Award for her work
on behalf of families and children of
Republican District 6 At-Large
Republican, Paid Pol. Ad. Paid for by Pat Glass Campaign Committee
Candidates Pat Glass and Kent
Chetlain, incumbent members
of the Manatee County
Commission, will present their
platforms and answer
questions from the editorial
board of the newspaper and
Island voters. The Campaign
Forum will be an excellent
opportunity to meet the
candidates prior to the primary,
when the race will be decided.
Islanders will also have an
opportunity to meet other
candidates on the Island
primary ballot for offices
including Fire District, School
Board, County Judge and
Circuit Judge. Many races will
be decided in the primary
election Sept. 8. Don't miss this
opportunity to meet your future
elected officials in person.
Sponsored by The Islander
Bystander. Reservations are
not required. Seating is on a
Location: The Anchorage
Restaurant, 101 South Bay
Boulevard, Anna Maria
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