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Zimmerman officially out in Anna Maria
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Zimmerman officially out in Anna Maria
By Jim Hanson
Anticipated fireworks to reinstate the Anna Maria
public works director ended up a dud Tuesday night.
City commissioners quietly agreed to accept his resig-
nation, appoint an interim director and advertise for a
new head of the city's building department.
Despite numerous letters from citizens endorsing
Bill Zimmerman, public support for him failed to ma-
terialize. Commissioners did repeatedly say he was
welcome to re-apply for his former position during the
upcoming job search.
Zimmerman said this week that Mayor Dottie
McChesney was forgetful and nonsupportive and said
he was not trying to usurp her powers as she indicated
when she let him go.
His resignation was accepted after a meeting of the
Buy a piece
of the bridge,
By Pat Copeland
Save Anna Maria, Inc. (SAM) unveiled a new
fundraising campaign this week to "Save our Island
and save our bridge."
The Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue
has been mathematically divided into 496 parcels, 144
square feet each, 12 by 12 feet, which will be sold for
$10 each, said Secretary Joy Courtney.
"Shares," in the form of stock certificates, will be
available at The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. A map at the newspaper's office
will be used to mark off squares as they are sold.
"It will be a very exciting fundraiser," said
Courtney. "Each square will be identified, so when you
purchase your piece of the bridge, you will own a spe-
cific 12-foot section. When you drive over the bridge,
you'll know just what piece of the bridge you own."
Although the shares entitle owners to "imaginary
rights and privileges," SAM members hope the certifi-
cates will be appreciated for the valuable contribution
to their legal fund. The proceeds will go toward legal
fees incurred by SAM on behalf of citizens of the Is-
land who want to prevent the construction of a new, 65-
foot-high, fixed-span bridge.
Courtney said the newspaper is donating $500 to-
ward the printing of the certificates and promotion of
the "bridge stock" campaign.
Mary Kay Adams said the squares would make
great Mother's and Father's Day presents.
Bunny Garst gave a status report on the Department
of Transportation's (DOT) permit request from the De-
partment of Environmental Protection (DEP) to build a
65-foot-high fixed-span bridge on Manatee Avenue.
"The best scenario would be if DOT does not get their
permit, they're going to ask for an administrative hearing,"
explained Garst "Then the burden is on DOT to prove that
this is a perfectly safe bridge. If DEP does give them a
permit, then we have 14 days to file for an administrative
hearing. We won't know for sure until May 2."
Garst urged members to write letters to the DEP
asking the agency to deny the permit on the grounds
that it will endanger sea grasses, mangroves, shellfish
and manatee habitats. She said letters will strengthen
the agency's case against DOT. Letters should be ad-
dressed to Dr. Richard Garrity, DEP, 3804 Coconut
Palm Dr., Tampa, FL 33619.
Vice President Kay Hoey said members should
also write Florida Sen. John McKay and Rep. Mark
Flanagan asking to have the bridge removed from the
Treasurer Izzy Amaro reported there is $8,723 in the
legal fund and that the group has paid its attorney $10,578
to date. Recent fund-raisers have brought in $2,653.
commissioners March 17 punctuated with angry confron-
tations and accusations of abuse and anti-female attitudes.
A number of building contractors and members of
the community subsequently wrote city hall and The
Islander Bystander supporting Zimmerman, spurring
speculation that a move to put him back into the job
would be mounted.
Unresolved, meanwhile, was the situation involv-
ing Zimmerman's temporary successor, Frank Tyndall.
He was appointed by Mayor McChesney last week as
interim building inspector and then promoted to pub-
lic works director the job he held from 1989 until
mid-1993 when he resigned following controversy
over his job performance.
Tyndall said that subsequent to his resignation state
licensing rules changed and "we'll have to find out if
my credentials are still good."
According to Mark Gibson with the Florida Depart-
ment of Professional Regulations, Tyndall has no regis-
tered license as building inspector or building official.
State statutes stipulate, "No person may be em-
ployed by a state agency or local governmental author-
ity to perform the duties of a building code administra-
tor, plans examiner, or inspector after Oct. 1, 1993,
without possessing the proper valid certification issued
in accordance with the provisions of this part."
The regulations provide that if a code administra-
tor leaves, the mayor should appoint an acting building
official, someone who has a state code administration
certification. If it is impossible to appoint someone who
already has a code administrator certification then the
individual appointed should immediately apply for pro-
PLEASE SEE BUILDING OFFICIAL, PAGE 2
A Coast Guardsman
assesses the damage to the
Bradenton Beach Fishing
Pier Monday after a 24-
foot boat rammed a piling
at the pier Monday
morning. Two men were
injured in the collision,
which prompted a Pines
Trailer Park resident to
dive into Anna Maria
Sound to rescue one of the
boaters. There were no
serious injuries reported
in the accident See
article, page 3. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
expo on Island
The Anna Maria Fire District invites the public to
attend the AMFD Public Safety Expo to be held Sat-
urday, April 1, from 10 am. to 3 p.m. at Anna Maria
Fire Station #1, 6001 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Countless public safety personnel will be present,
and will include our AMFD fire fighters, local police
officers, fire safety clowns, Coast Guard personnel and
members of Marine Rescue, Forestry, Marine Patrol
and Red Cross. Helicopters, detecting canines and
demonstrations of the Jaws of Life will be featured.
Finger printing for the Children Identification Pro-
gram will be done at no charge by the Manatee County
Sheriff Explorer Post 61 between 10 am. and 2 p.m.
sweeps Island, page 6
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions .......... .................... ............. 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
Bat Fogarty........................ 12
Streetlife .................................................. 25
Anna Maria tides ........................................... 27
Real estate .................................. ............ 28
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 29
IUM PAGE 2 0 MARCH 30, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Price of public office on Anna Maria Island
By Paul Roat
If campaign dollars were donuts on the Island:
Bradenton Beach would be hungry,
Holmes Beach would be well-fed, and
Anna Maria would be obese.
The price of election to public office on Anna
Maria Island shows some radical differences between
the three municipalities. A review of the costs associ-
ated with the recent elections reveal that Anna Maria
candidates spent an unprecedented amount of money,
while Bradenton Beach candidates hardly spent any-
thing and Holmes Beach, with the largest population,
spent about the norm.
Anna Maria candidates seem to be the big spend-
ers on the Island when it comes to seeking public of-
fice, with more than $6,339 spent on the city's Febru-
ary election. Final reports for that city are not due un-
til May, so the actual amount for the campaign may be
Mayor Dottie McChesney set the spending record
with $1,856 raised from 20 contributors, mostly in the
$25-$50 range. McChesney contributed more than
$1,000 for her election bid.
Next highest office seeker was Mark Ratliff, who
raised and spent $1,332. A total of 21 contributors
aided Ratliff in his successful bid for public office, with
The state Commission on Ethics has rejected com-
plaints concerning three Holmes Beach candidates and
The complaints were the result of a campaign ad-
vertisement in which residents' names were listed sup-
porting candidates Luke Courtney, Billie Martini and
Don Maloney. Some of the persons whose names ap-
peared in the ad said they were not informed that the
ad was in support of all three candidates.
Candidate Lee Edwards filed complaints on March
13 against the three candidates and Bob VanWagoner,
who placed the ad using donations collected from some
of the persons listed in the ad.
Edwards enclosed a copy of the ad with his com-
plaint and in his letter he states, "I can now identify
over 20 people who did not give their permission for
their names to be used."
He also claims the group is unregistered and that
along with two other expenditures they exceed a limit
of $500. Edwards also claims the ad severelyy hurts me
in my attempt to gain office as a council person in
A spokesperson with the Florida Commission on
Ethics said Friday that the complaints were rejected be-
cause the commission has no jurisdiction over cam-
paign laws. She said complaints of this nature fall un-
der the jurisdiction of the Elections Commission and
said the complaints were mailed back to Edwards on
"I did exactly what Bob Sweat (Manatee County
supervisor of elections) told me to do," said Edwards
Friday. "I was given the forms in his office."
Edwards said he intends to pursue his complaint
with the Elections Commission as soon as he receives
direction from the Commission on Ethics. He said
other residents intend to file complaints also.
"Bob Sweat said the more people they hear from,
the bigger their ears will be," said Edwards.
Ellen Marshall, John Bacich and Ratliff the most sig-
nificant contributors at $200 apiece.
Former Mayor Max Znika spent $1,050 raised
from eight contributors; Mike Bartles, $875 from 11
contributors, with Wilma Bobolko contributing $300;
Doug Wolfe, $470 from eight contributors; Leon
Kramer, $462 from three contributors; and George
McKay, $294 with himself the main contributor.
McChesney won as mayor, a position that pays
$6,000 annually. McKay, Ratliff and Wolfe won seats
on the commission, which is budgeted for $3,200 an-
nually for each commissioner.
Bradenton Beach's December election was con-
ducted in true laid-back Island style with $900 raised
in total, most coming from the candidates themselves.
Walter Grace had the largest campaign war chest
with $285, followed by David Beaton with $250; John
Kaufmann with $115; Ed Peters, $100; Richard Suhre,
$100; and Kurt Klemen, $50.
Grace, Kaufmann and Suhre won seats on the
Bradenton Beach City Council, which pays $3,000
The March Holmes Beach election was the cause
for $5,080 to be raised and spent by eight candidates.
That figure will probably be much higher, since the last
financial reporting period ended several weeks before
election day March 14.
Available figures indicate Roger Lutz spent the
most with $1,590, all contributed either by himself or
his wife. Lee Edwards contributed $1,475 himself to
his election bid; Don Maloney, $760 from 15 contribu-
tors; Luke Courtney, $545; Mike Faarup, $350; Billie
Martini, $300; Deborah Spence, $60; and Heathcliff
Courtney, Maloney and Martini were elected to the
city council, which pays $3,600 annually.
The price of public office
Although the dollars spent on the Island for office
seekers may seem high, some comparisons may be in
order to bring the matter into perspective:
Congressional campaigns are expected to cost $1
million for first-time filers.
Florida senate campaigns are expected to cost as
much as $750,000 for first-time politicos.
County commission first-time hopefuls can ex-
pect to spend about $40,000 -$60,000.
City of Sarasota candidates can expect to spend
about $30,000 to seek office.
A recent Longboat Key Town Commission can-
didate spent more than $30,000 for an unsuccessful bid
for public office.
Council members sworn in, Courtney elected chairman
From left Holmes Beach City Council members Don Maloney, Billie Martini and Luke Courtney were sworn in to
office by Supervisor ofElections Bob Sweat on Monday. Following the ceremony, Courtney was elected chairman
of the council and Councilwoman Carol Whitmore was elected vice chairwoman. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
Fundraising snafu resolved
for Community Center
Heritage Week, after being threatened with a con-
flict that could have changed it drastically, can go
ahead as scheduled.
United Way of Manatee County, Inc., had advised
participating agencies that its annual fundraising sched-
ule would be expanded this year from three months to
four, August through November. Anyone raising funds
in conflict with the county-wide charitable organization
would forfeit any chance at sharing United Way money
when the time came to divide it up.
That included the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, which had submitted its annual applica-
tion for a share.
The application, said the center's executive di-
rector, Pierrette Kelly, included notification that the
center would again this November have a joint
fundraising event with the Artists' Guild of Anna
No you won't, the United Way board rejoined. Not
if you want money from us for the center.
Ms. Kelly, others with the center and officials of
the guild appealed to the big fundraising organization,
and its board reconsidered the application.
Oops! was the result
The board said it had misunderstood that part of the
application, that Heritage Week was indeed a joint ef-
fort with another not-for-profit organization and there-
fore exempt from the fundraising prohibition.
So go ahead, it said, do the big affair in early No-
vember at the Community Center. It won't shut you off
from United Way funds.
Ms. Kelly said the August cutoff isn't that burden-
some "so many people work so very hard to raise
money for the center that by August they are so tired
they're almost glad of the rest. We should have our
funds by then anyway."
Building official She continued efforts to find a full-time successor to the job he did before."
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Zimmerman, possibly at higher pay. Zimmerman was Mayor McChesney and Zimmerman tangled over
paid $28,500 per year, which the mayor said was low what the mayor termed a dismissal of an employee -
visional certification." compared with comparable jobs in cities of similar size. in itself a minor storm center. Zimmerman says he
After the meeting where Mayor McChesney and She would prefer, she said, to raise the range to $31,000- didn't fire the man, she accused him of doing so, and
Commissioner Doug Wolfe quarreled openly, $38,000. Tyndall is being paid $500 a week. thus overstepping his powers and usurping hers.He had
McChesney replaced Wolfe with Commissioner As for his certification, McChesney said, "There a bad attitude, a short temper and a resentment of oth-
Chuck Shumard as the public works liaison, are emergency provisions for certification to let him do ers' opinions, especially those of women, she said.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MARCH 30, 1995 0 PAGE 3 1im
Boat-Bradenton Beach Pier collision injures two
A boat collision with the Bradenton Beach Fishing
Pier Monday morning sent two men to the hospital and
severely damaged their boat.
Ralph and Claire Hunter, publishers of The
Longboat Observer, have sold the newspaper to Matt
and Lisa Walsh for an undisclosed sum.
The Longboat Observer is one of the area's longest-
published community newspapers. The Hunters began the
20,000-a-week-circulation publication in 1978.
"We have been assured that the newspaper will
continue to serve Longboat Key in the highest tradition
of journalism under the Walsh's leadership," Hunter
said of the change in ownership. "With many pleasant
memories of starting the paper in 1978 and operating
it for the past 17 years, we leave the paper with nostal-
gia but also with a sense of pride."
The Hunters plan to continue to live on Longboat
Key after an extended vacation. They will remain on
with the Observer as consultants.
The Walshs have three school-age children and
currently live in St. Petersburg. They plan to move to
Longboat Key, and both plan to take an active part in
Mechanics are expected to set world speed records
in repairing a Bradenton Beach garbage truck.
Not because of any bonus or promise of better ser-
vice, though, but because of the truck's special fra-
grance wafting across the Sarasota garage where the
1988 truck was towed.
The aromatic tale began last Friday, when the gar-
bage truck began making strange sounds as it went
through its rounds in the city. Maintenance Director
Buddy Watts called a Sarasota garage specializing in
heavy equipment and was told to get the truck towed
to them, pronto.
Repair would cost as much as a rebuilt engine,
Watts was told. The problem was the cost a costly
$8,195, to be exact, more than Watts was comfortable
Joe Bellovich, 39, Bradenton Beach, and Maurice
Vidal, 26, Longboat Key, told Florida Marine Patrol
officers they were attempting to dock the boat near the
the operation of The Longboat Observer.
The Walshs will be assisted by Mrs. Walsh's fa-
ther, David Beliles, a retired publisher and CEO of
newspapers in the midwest.
Matt Walsh, 45, was the southeast bureau manager
of Forbes Magazine; managing editor of the Brookings
Daily Register in Brookings, S.D.; executive editor of
The Examiner in Independence, Mo.; and deputy busi-
ness editor of The Miami Herald. He also was the ex-
ecutive editor of Florida Trend Magazine.
He has a degree in journalism from the University of
Missouri and a degree from the University of Kansas
graduate school of business. He has been a little league
and soccer coach, tutor and trustee and president of the
advisory council of St Petersburg elementary schools.
Lisa Walsh has been an account executive with The
Miami Herald, among other newspapers. She was a mem-
ber of the St. Petersburg Junior League and is currently a
member of the board of the Florida West Ballet
with authorizing without city council approval.
What about other bids to do the work? Watts was
Competitive bids are hard to get, Watts replied,
since not many places work on vehicles the size of a
"Also, if that truck sits there for a couple more
days, in this weather, nobody is going to want to work
on it," Watts said of the fragrance problem.
"Maybe we can find a mechanic with a bad head
cold," Vice Mayor Dick Suhre quipped.
It was unanimously approved that the work be
done to get the truck back on the road.
First stop when the rebuilt engine is installed: the
nearest landfill to dump the garbage.
pier when they collided with a piling on the pier near
the restaurant Investigators said the boat was traveling
about 25 mph when it struck the pier.
Both men were pitched into the water. Fortunately,
Charlie Hixson, a part-time resident of Pines Trailer
Park, saw the accident and jumped into the water.
"I was just sitting there waiting for my pancakes when
I saw this boat going like hell," Hixson said. "The next
thing I knew, there was this shudder and he'd hit the pier.
"I ran out and saw these two guys in the water. One
was swimming, and I just saw the back of this other
guy floating in this big red spot," Hixson said.
He jumped over the rail into the water and began
pulling Vidal toward the pier. "He came to, he was
big, and started to fight me so I let him go and he
started the swim toward the dock." Bellovich made
it to the pier unassisted.
There was extensive damage to the tuna tower of
the 24-foot Carolina Skiff.
Pier integrity was intact, according to Building Offi-
cial Whitey Moran, although "the piling that was hit was
structurally impaired and will have to be replaced."
Florida Marine Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard,
Bradenton Beach Police and Anna Maria Fire District
personnel responded the accident.
Bellovich and Vidal were treated and released at
L.W. Blake Memorial Hospital.
Anna Maria City
4/5, 9 am., Planning and Zoning
3/31, 9 am., Code Enforcement Board
4/4, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
S3/30, 11 am., Island planning commission
chairpersons meet to discuss intergovernmen-
tal coordination element of comprehensive
plan, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
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Oh, dear! The odor!
Jim PAGE 4 0 MARCH 30, 1995 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
New pastor is selected for Roser Church
By Mark Ratliff
Islander Features Editor
No puffs of white smoke wafted skyward, but a
collective sigh of relief could be heard as the deacons
and deaconesses of Roser Memorial Community
Church selected the Rev. Wayne Daniel Kirk as new
pastor to fill the position soon to be vacated by the Rev.
Hutchison will be retiring at the end of May, and
for about a year a 10-member search committee has
been soliciting and reviewing applications for pastor
hopefuls who want to lead the nondenominational
"We received 107 applications from California to
England," said search committee chairman Russ Green.
Of that number 25 finalists were contacted last fall for
further information, including audio and video tapes of
the applicants' sermons, Green said.
Eventually, the list was narrowed to three appli-
cants from which the church's board of deacons se-
lected the winner.
Kirk will be in Anna Maria this week to sign a
contract, Green says. Kirk officially became Roser's
new pastor March 24. Because Kirk has to sell his
home in Ottawa, Illinois (near Chicago) before moving
to the Island, his start date could be as late as Sept. 1,
Kirk, 43, is married to Eve, and the couple has
three daughters Katherine Lee, 18; Genevieve
Lauren, 16; and Abigail Rose, 13.
Green said Mrs. Kirk is a media specialist and
hopes to continue her career locally. The Kirks intend
to buy a home on the Island, Green said.
Some facts about the Rev. Kirk:
Born in Kansas City, Mo., Kirk is the son of a
retired Methodist minister who now lives on the east
coast of Florida.
Received bachelor's degree from Illinois
Wesleyan University in 1973; master's in theology
The Rev. Wayne Daniel
Kirk has taken over the
duties as pastor of Roser
'- Memorial Community
4 Church. Pictured with him,
from left, is daughter
Katherine Lee, wife Eve,
and daughters Abigail
Rose and Genevieve
j fV Lauren.
received 1978 from Southern Methodist University.
Ordained into United Methodist Church in 1980;
served churches in Texas and northern Illinois from
1975 to the present.
Chaplain in U.S. Army Reserve, where he holds
the rank of captain.
Kirk is currently the pastor of the Illinois Valley
Evangelical Free Church, and has been doing some
part-time teaching at a Catholic university where he
instructs history of Christianity.
Public safety director speaks to Island officials
By Pat Copeland
Mike LaTessa, Manatee County's public safety di-
rector, addressed Island officials' concerns over recent
articles on the county's emergency medical service
(EMS) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
said she invited LaTessa to last week's meeting of Is-
land elected officials because of her distress over a re-
cent fire commission discussion on options in the event
that problems develop with EMS. One of those options
was for the fire service to take over EMS service on the
"The board of county commissioners makes sure
we have the right amount of money for the best equip-
ment and the latest techniques," LaTessa told officials.
"The medical community has been behind us 100 per-
cent. Everyone shares the cost, so one area is not bur-
The county needs two more EMS stations at a cost
of $800,00 per year, said LaTessa, so various options
are being considered in order to increase the level of
service while keeping the cost down.
"Any change in operational profile has to have the
ultimate blessing of the board of county commission-
ers because that is a policy change," he said. "We bring
policy options to the board, so it's a natural progression
of county government we're currently engaged in.
We're not at the point of making any real decisions
LaTessa also commented on a statement made by
Fire Chief Andy Price in an article concerning the Is-
land Emergency Operations Center.
In the article Price spoke of the lack of participa-
tion by officials in the IEOC and the need to be pre-
pared in the event of a disaster, He said following a
county-wide disaster, "The county will be so busy tak-
ing care of their own that I don't know how much help
they'll be able to give us."
LaTessa said the IEOC was established only as a
forward command post so he has one point of contact
during a disaster.
"It is not intended to handle the recovery after," he
stressed. "By state law the recovery is to be handled by
the county. The Island has no legal standing in the af-
termath of an emergency. The whole focus of our
peacetime emergency plan is the barrier islands."
Once a state of emergency is declared, said
LaTessa, he makes the decisions for the entire county
and the Manatee County Sheriffs Department be-
comes the chief law enforcement office.
LaTessa is blowing his remarks out of proportion,
"My comments were made only to show the need
for Islanders to be prepared to assist themselves,",he
noted. "If the county is hit with a severe disaster, no one
knows what will be needed or what will be available.
Even though the county has statutory authority to
handle these emergencies, the city governments also
have a responsibility to the residents to be prepared."
The IEOC was originally established as a com-
mand center, confirmed Price, but evolved into a coop-
erative effort by the cities to assist each other in the
management of emergency situations.
"To assume the Island will do nothing and expect
the county to do it all would not be prudent," he pointed
In other business:
Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney announced
that the County Transit Committee will hold its first
meeting at 1:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Manatee
County Public Utilities Building in Bradenton,
Susan Walker of the Sarasota Bay National Estu-
ary Program said the group's Comprehensive Conser-
vation and Management Plan has been approved and it
plans to develop a manual to aid local governments in
integrating the information into their comprehensive
... and Island fire chief responds to criticism on EMS issue
Editor's Note: The following is Fire Chief Andy
Price's response to Island and county officials' con-
cerns about the fire commission's discussion of cur-
rent and future Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
in the county:
At first I was not going to get into a "newspaper"
war concerning this issue. However, after hearing what
was brought up at the all cities meeting I must set the
record straight before it gets out of hand.
Bringing to the board of fire commissioners the
issue that the EMS system in our country is changing
was a prudent action to keep our commissioners ap-
prised of any potential changes that may affect the fire
district in the future. Considering that the fire district
is charged with providing fire and rescue services to
our residents and any changes in our EMS system
could affect our delivery of that service.
I am amazed at the response from not only our county
EMS but some of our local elected officials. Since none
of those persons who spoke about the issue were at our fire
commission meeting, let me give you the facts.
As the fire chief it is only prudent that if there is an
issue that may affect the way the district operates, ei-
ther presently or in the future, I should inform the
board. During the last year approximately 100 articles
discussing future changes in our EMS sys-
tem in this country have been published in
trade journals. This combined with discus-
sions of "system status" or "peak load staff-
ing" changes by our county EMS prompted
me to advise our board.
At no time was there ever a sugges-
tion that we were going to provide ambu- 4
lance service. If any of these individuals
who spoke on the issue had asked what ..
the fire district's position was they would Price
have been told, as reflected in the official
minutes, that Commissioner John VanOstenbridge
clarified that the chief is not advocating a change but
the need to be prepared for potential changes.
Over the last year, there has been an avalanche
of information about changes in EMS in the country.
In 30 minutes I found approximately 40 articles in
fire service and EMS trade journals which discussed
Some of the headlines are as follows: "EMS Sec-
tion announces sweeping changes across U.S.,"
"Catching up with the changing face of EMS," "The
future of fire service EMS is changing are you
ready?" "Santa Clara, San Jose ponder EMS change,"
"Big changes brewing for St Louis fire
SEMS," and "Chicago paramedics entitled
to overtime pay."
Some of these changes include the re-
thinking of how EMS is provided. In par-
ticular, a conference held in Clearwater,
Fla., focused on the future care which may
be delivered by EMS providers.
Currently, a fire department in New
Mexico has expanded its role to perform
"expanded patient assessments, treat
simple problems such as wound care on
the spot, monitor patients with chronic diseases by
physician's request, triage and refer patients and aid in
prevention efforts. This could have a tremendous effect
in cost savings to our health care system."
The above was only a very small portion of the
hundreds of articles written on the subject I ponder the
reasons why the fire district's desire to be prepared has
cause so much concern, but I temper that with the fact
that the issue has come out to be scrutinized. Hopefully
a better system will result and the residents of our Is-
land will be better served.
I urge anyone who has any questions to contact me
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Mysterious wave lashes Island
Was it a seiche? A tidal wave? An errant boat
Or a figment of someone's imagination that roared
ashore along Southwest Florida Saturday morning.
The Islander Bystander office received a number
of calls from people reporting a wave of somewhat epic
proportions -- 15 to 20 feet high ripped onto the
shore in Anna Maria City.
The wife of our waterfront cartoonist reports there
was indeed a huge white wave that crashed ashore in
Anna Maria. Judy Egan said she looked out her kitchen
window about 11:30 Saturday morning to see "just a
wall of white as far as I could see along the Gulf. It just
pounded the beach and came halfway up our walkway
to the pines, which is about a hundred feet I thought
to myself, 'Wow, it was calm.'"
Egan's neighbors said they saw three big waves -
the Japanese, experts in things nautical and dangerous,
call them seiches between 9:30 and 11:30 am.
A stingray was reported washed up in a waterfront
yard many yards from the normal water line. A
house at Tuna Street on the Gulf reportedly had water
up to the door.-
There is no clue as to the origin of such waves.
Most tidal activity is caused by undersea earthquakes
producing ripples that end up hammering the shore.
With calm seismic activity the norm for the Gulf of
Mexico, though, that type of event seems remote.
The National Weather Service has requested any-
one with information on the large wave(s) particu-
larly video tape get in touch with them. Their num-
ber is 813-645-2323.
If you've got a good photo, give us a call, too.
We'd love to publish a picture of the wave that swept
up the Island.
... and a wave of farewell
to good friends
Ralph and Claire Hunter, publishers of The
Longboat Observer, announced the sale of their pub-
lication Monday after 17 years of producing news,
sports and information on and about Longboat.
The Hunters have been a good friend to us at The
Islander Bystander, offering advice, tips and an occa-
sional pat on the back for our two-and-a-half-year-old,
May your long vacation be pleasant and relaxing.
We're acutely aware that after 17 years in the weekly
newspaper business, you deserve a quiet respite.
Meanwhile, we look forward to welcoming our
new neighbors, the new owners of the Observer, Matt
and Lisa Walsh.
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a mistake for Anna Maria
We were very surprised and disappointed to learn
of Bill Zimmerman's resignation.
Our home was one of the first to be built after he was
appointed public works director of Anna Maria City.
Mr. Zimmerman was always courteous, friendly
and professional. He made it clear that it was his goal
to see that building codes were enforced and to ensure
our protection as homeowners.
His inspections were conducted in a timely and
efficient manner. He also, in our opinion, respected and
got along well with our builder.
Even the least knowledgeable persons among us
must realize that builders and building inspectors can
never be "buddies." If they were, it probably would not
be good for the homeowner.
Considering the time, expense and energy ex-
pended in selecting Mr. Zimmerman, it's a shame the
people of Anna Maria have lost a man of his experience
In addition, we think that our new mayor should
take a step backward and realize that her number one
responsibility is to the people of Anna Maria. She can
fulfill that responsibility by working for a harmonious,
productive group of selected and elected personnel.
She recently wrote a letter to the newspaper
complimenting the style of former Mayor Ray
Simches. If she was sincere, we think she probably
was, then she might want to emulate that style in the
Wes and Shirley Brush, Anna Maria City
Wolfe cause of woe in
Anna Maria City
I am a concerned citizen of Anna Maria City.
I became active in the last election to support
Dottie McChesney for mayor. Now I am appalled at
recent developments at city hall.
It is so important to have a smooth-running govern-
ment. The office staff, public works department and,
most important, the commission should work as a team
toward common goals. The mayor should be respected
No one can work productively under adverse con-
ditions. The blunt language, gossip and demeaning re-
marks must cease. It is too upsetting to witness the hos-
tility and rude behavior shown by one commissioner,
I have listened to the tape of a special meeting
held on Friday, March 17. The rage and hate in his
voice when he yells at the mayor is frightening. He
is sarcastic when speaking to the mayor. His chau-
vinistic attitude, verbal abuse and defamation of the
mayor is disgusting.
We thought Wolfe would learn after his election
night remarks printed in the Bradenton Herald, Feb.
15, when he demeaned McChesney by saying, "I am
disappointed by McChesney's mayoral win. It will be
a disaster for the city." He apologized to the voters, via
the newspaper, but never to the mayor. Anyone who
thinks Mayor McChesney is over-reacting should lis-
ten to the tape of the March 17 meeting.
Shape up or ship out, Wolfe.
The majority of voters elected Dottie McChesney
mayor. We must all support her. She is an intelligent,
hard-working, Christian woman. Give her a chance. All
the men who were against a woman mayor should look
to the south Pat Geyer, Charlotte Long, Marguerite
Thompson and Katie Pierola all have done or are do-
ing great jobs as mayors. McChesney can too.
I urge everyone to attend city meetings. See for
yourself what is going on. Take an active interest in
our government of this wonderful town. Everyone
Carolyne Norwood, Anna Maria City
Trash and treasures help people
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation would like to thank all of the donors and
customers for supporting its Holly Berry Bazaar and
White Elephant sales this season.
The community's participation permits the organi-
zation to contribute to Island causes as well as local,
national and international charities.
Rosemary Carter, Episcopal Church Women
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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 1, The Conquistadors
by June Alder
Awesome Timucuan warriors greeted the Spanish explorers who sailed into
Tampa Bay in the early 16th century. Illustration by Dolores Knutson.
Arrogant Spanish Conquistadors
and defiant Indians, wicked pirates and
God-fearing frontier settlers, runaway
slaves and refugees from yellow fever,
soldiers and sailors of many nations -
if these ghosts could walk, they'd surely
be treading the shores of Egmont Key
and Anna Maria Island today.
And what tales they could tell, tales
of romance, derring-do and tragedy.
These two islands at the mouth of a
mighty bay have been witnesses over a
span of five centuries to some of the
most dramatic and significant events in
The first inhabitants of lower Tampa
Bay and much of central Florida were the
Timucuan Indians. Their ancestors
paddled their canoes across the Bering
Strait and, following old animal trails,
reached Florida some 5,000 years ago.
These remarkable people, citizens
of Timucua, the Kingdom of the Sun,
developed a well-defined social order
long before the arrival of the first Euro-
peans. Fierce fighters (their warriors
stood 6 or 7 feet tall and wore topknots
to make them look even more awe-
some), they thwarted Spain's efforts to
establish colonies in Florida for nearly
We know that the Timucuans
fished, swam in and gathered shellfish
from the waters of Egmont Key and
Anna Maria Island, for their shell
mounds existed here until the 20th cen-
tury. But their principal villages, with
elaborate temples, ceremonial burial
grounds and sacred groves, were situ-
ated on the inner rim of the Bay.
In the Timucuan religion the Sun
was the God, the Moon the Goddess of
the universe. The moon came first and
was the Creator, not the sun; the moon
was the symbol of water, the sun of fire.
The feminine deity was the most
powerful, representing the spiritual and
intellectual qualities; the sun, though
beloved, was often in her power. That
was why the Timucuans sacrificed their
firstborn children to free the sun from
the moon-goddess and rise every morn-
ing from their abode in the East.
To the Timucuans all events were
miracles. Nearly all their conduct, their
art and their architecture had religious
significance. They believed strongly in
immortality. If the Timucuan warrior
should be killed in battle he died happy,
certain he would some day live again.
It was necessary that his bones be pre-
served for burial, so they would sprout
later like seed and reclothe themselves
The Timucuan religion decreed
certain roles for the sexes.
For the Timucuan man, war was
his career. And like the Greeks, when
Timucuan warriors were not warring
they played games of skill and hunted
to keep themselves fit. Women on the
other hand, the givers of life, were to
bring forth the fruit of the field. The
reasoning: "Women know the secret of
fruitfulness and can teach the grain."
Women were far from being down-
trodden wretches, however. A
Timucuan man's house belonged to his
wife, and when he spoke of his own
home, he meant the house of his
Smother. Among the Timucuans, de-
scent was through the female line.
Many tribes were ruled by a
chieftainess. They might be advised by
a seeress and led into battle by a war-
Into this land of sacred shrines and
fanatical fighters entered the Spanish
Conquistadors of the 16th century. At
first the Timucuans thought the white
men were divine, coming by water on
the wings of great, white birds sail-
ing ships. For hadn't their religion said
white men would some day come to
rule them well and wisely?
But from the moment the Span-
iards took their first captives, tracked
down and assaulted by great savage
dogs, they began to earn the implacable
hatred of the natives they would ulti-
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Zoom Zimmerman back
This letter was addressed to the mayor and com-
missioners of Anna Maria City:
Like many others, I am concerned by what I
read in the newspaper about the recent resignation
of our zoning official, Bill Zimmerman.
I own a home on North Shore and had recently
been in town hall regarding the upgrading of my
property. I met with Mr. Zimmerman who was ar-
ticulate and thorough in answering all my ques-
tions and concerns. He appears knowledgeable and
to be a man of integrity an asset to any commu-
I think it is unfortunate that his expertise has
not been rewarded.
I do hope that his resignation will be reconsid-
ered by you and that he will be offered his former
position. I feel sure he would continue to do a con-
scientious and professional job for Anna Maria.
Nancy Gilchrist, Holmes Beach
Continue funding beach
Beach use is the most popular outdoor recre-
ation in the world, coast to coast. It is a vital natu-
The U.S. government should not delete the
Water & Energy Committee that funds erosion
control projects, especially in Florida. Beaches are
the lifeblood of our state. Tourism depends on the
shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of
This is a plea from Bradenton Beach on Anna
Maria Island in Manatee County. A beach restora-
tion project using the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers design memorandum was just completed two
years ago. We are slated to get nine-year interval
renourishing and depend heavily on a 65-75 per-
cent share of the costs from the federal govern-
ment. This is a storm protection for our shores. We
were the most critically eroded beach in Florida.
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach are very vul-
nerable from storm surge.
The citizens, visitors, mayor and council for-
mally request that you not delete federal funds that
the Army Corps of Engineers need at the Jackson-
ville, Fla.,district to continue this vital program.
Katie Pierola, mayor, Bradenton Beach
Woman's Club thanks
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc.,
wishes to acknowledge all members, friends and
merchants who gave so generously toward the suc-
cess of the club's Card Party held on March 15 and
its up-coming Fashion Show Luncheon to be held
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island extends
its appreciation to the following merchants: Bridge
Tender Inn, Frayne Fashions, Publix, Rotten Ralph's,
Sand Dollar Gifts, Beach House Restaurant, Drift-
wood Inn, Island Foods, Barefoot Traders Beach
Shop, Andi's Ice Cream, Beach Comber, Key West
Willy's, the Anchorage, Gulf Drive Cafe, Touch of
Class Cleaners, Winn-Dixie, Little Caesar's Pizza,
Radar's Reef, Home Tru Value Hardware, Island Hair
Design, Mr. Robert's Apparel, Smurfs Deli, Island
Florist, The Brown Pelican, Irene's Apparel and
Jody's Pier Walk Cafe.
Leda Van Wormer, Woman's Club
of Anna Maria Island
Centennial Committee's effort
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the
entire Anna Maria Island Community Center, I
would like to thank the Anna Maria Island Centen-
nial Committee for its donation of $2,447 which is
to be used to purchase a community center activi-
Our center provides yearly services to more than
900 children and 1,700 adults in this three-city com-
munity. Our ability to provide these services depends
a great deal on the generosity of our benefactors.
The center will be finalizing the plans for the
sign in the very near future. The new sign will add
much to the appearance of the center and will of-
fer information on the many community events
which take place.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director,
Anna Maria Island Community Center
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Save Anna Maria, Inc., member Barbara
Lacina issues the Brunell family, visiting
from Lebanon Indiana, one share of stock in
the sale of the existing Manatee Avenue
Bridge. Four-hundred-and ninety-six stock
certificates are being issued by SAM and The
Islander Bystander as a fundraiser for the
organization's legal fund to stop the con-
struction of a mega-bridge at Manatee Ave.
Each certificate, suitable for framing, offers
the stockholder "imaginary rights,and
privileges of ownership of one, twelve-foot-
by-twelve-foot square" of a specific section
of the existing bridge at a cost of $10 each.
The stock certificates are available at The
Island Bystander office. Accepting their
"piece of the bridge" are youngsters Ryan
and Rachel, with grandparents Suzan and
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Fire commission considers additional personnel
By Pat Copeland
Anna Maria Fire District Commissioners discussed
the possibility of hiring three to four full-time
firefighters at last week's first budget work session.
The district currently has eight full-time personnel,
said Fire Chief Andy Price. If three firefighters are
added, the district would have three on 24-hour shift
and two on daytime duty. If four firefighters are added,
Station 2 in Cortez would have two firefighters on 24-
hour shift, the same as Station 1 in Holmes Beach.
Price said the current five-year plan calls for three
firefighters to be added in the 1995/96 fiscal year.
Commissioner John VanOstenbridge said the ad-
ditional personnel would enable the district to give
Cortez and Tidy Island the same coverage it gives the
"What I've heard is the people of Cortez feel they
are step children," said Commissioner Marty
Duytschaver. "They're paying the same taxes and
we're responsible (for their fire protection)."
The plan calls for increasing the fee per square foot
on residential properties and the fee per square foot, in
addition to the base rate, on commercial properties.
Price said tax receipts will increase from $832,000 to
$987,000 with the proposed increase.
"We have to remember, as far as the tax rates, ac-
cording to the five-year plan, we should have been at
our cap (in the 1995/96 fiscal year), and we're not even
close. If we go with the tax increase, we'll be about 25
percent below what would have been in the five-year
plan. We're still extremely low in comparison to other
districts our size.'
Commissioner Glenn Bliss said the residential rate
is comparable to other districts but the commercial rate
Price noted that "there is not that much commer-
cial property to draw from because 96 percent of our
tax base comes from residential property."
Another suggestion is to do away with the annual
occupancy permits, which are $10 per year, and charge
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tion and noted the annual permit is a problem for busi-
ness owners because it's "too much paperwork for $10.
I'd rather have it included in taxes."
Bliss asked Price to provide the board with a list of
proposed equipment purchases and Haas asked for a
list of all paid personnel and their salaries and step in-
creases. Price said he would have those for the next
"I'm not questioning what you're proposing, I just
want the answers to have for people who call me," said
Bliss. "We've got to be able to explain this."
Because this is the final year on the current five-
year plan, commissioners must formulate a new five-
year plan. Price asked the board to bring their ideas on
the plan to the next meeting. He said it should consider
that three of the department's vehicles will need replac-
ing by the end of the '90s and the district is attracting
b Last Friday, over 50
personal and profes-
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Dolan stole, in the light
of high noon, to the
bayside end of 25th
Street and Avenue A for a
ceremony at the Herb
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Park. Mayor Katie
Pierola, who was cred-
ited with most of the
luncheon goodies, had a
mouthful of gratitude and
praise for the former
Bradenton Beach coun-
cilman and his energy in
the realization of the
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Courtesy of Chris Dolan.
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By Paul Roat
Resolutions opposing the "mega-bridge" to re-
place the Anna Maria Island Bridge are flying through
the Island's city halls this month.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola has pre-
sented a resolution to the Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization to request removal of "any and all
references which may exist within the Manatee
County Comprehensive Plan in support of current
replacement projects for either Anna Maria or Cortez
Bridges ... rehabilitation including safety lanes be
supported ... and [if replacement is warranted] in-
kind construction [be selected]."
Holmes Beach resident Bob VanWagoner has
requested the ITPO adopt a resolution calling for a
"major investment study" be conducted by the U.S.
Department of Transportation on the location, height
or need of bridges from the mainland to barrier islands
and that all current projects be placed on hold.
The resolutions are expected to be discussed this
month by the three Island cities and a recommenda-
tion made at the ITPO meeting in late April.
The resolutions are the latest step in the Island cit-
ies' fight to stop the proposed construction of a 65-
foot center-clearance fixed-span bridge to replace the
structure at Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach.
Florida Department of Transportation officials
have argued for years that a high replacement bridge
is needed. Islanders have continually objected to the
"mega-bridge" on safety, environmental and aesthetic
The bridge would be more dangerous in high
winds, anti-bridge opponents maintain, citing Na-
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
claims that winds are so strong at the estimated 75-
foot roadbed height that the bridge would be forced
to close if winds reach 45 mph.
Construction of the new bridge would adversely
impact seagrasses in the area and is not in keeping
with the construction style of the Island, they also
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
officials agree at least in part, and have withheld is-
suing the necessary permits for the bridge construc-
tion for more than a year.
Citizens at West Bay Cove Condominiums are
fighting the big bridge and have forced the DOT to
an administrative hearing May 6. The group claims
inadequate notice was given by the DOT for their
plans for the new big bridge. That hearing,
bankrolled by the group Save Anna Maria, is ex-
pected to bring out all the issues safety, environ-
mental and aesthetic and the ruling could endorse
or doom DOT's planned bridge.
Pierola's resolution points out the need for state
and federal consideration of "economic, environmen-
tal and social effects of transportation decisions" such
as bridges. The document also points out that a study
is currently on-going to determine where, or if, an ad-
ditional bridge to the barrier islands south of Cortez
Bridge and north of the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota is
warranted. Construction of a replacement span at
Manatee Avenue should be shelved until that study is
complete, the resolution implies.
Pierola raises questions about safety of high
bridges in strong winds. "It has been conclusively
proven that bridges as proposed with vehicular wind
impact levels circa 80 feet could, in the event of an
advancing hurricane, deny egress and entrap large per-
centages of evacuating Island citizens," the resolution
Environmental damage is also mentioned. "The
proposed twin structure will increase shading of
seagrass beds frequented by manatees by approxi-
mately 300 percent and increase toxin-exposed surface
runoff into Anna Maria Sound by some 350 percent."
A "major investment study" is a federal highway
term that VanWagoner said is required for significant
"Major metropolitan transportation investment
means a high-type highway or transit improvement of
substantial cost that is expected to have a significant
effect on capacity, traffic flow, level of service or mode
share at the transportation corridor or subarea scale,"
"Major investment studies shall evaluate the effec-
tiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative invest-
ment or strategies in attaining local, state and national
goals and objectives. The analysis shall consider the
direct and indirect costs of reasonable alternatives and
such factors as mobility improvements; social, eco-
nomic and environmental effects; safety; operating ef-
ficiencies; land use and economic development; financ-
ing; and energy consumption."
Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation Planner Bob Herrington has said a major invest-
ment study is not the appropriate means to evaluate the
proposed high bridge to the Island. He said a corridor
study would be the best means to evaluate traffic needs.
VanWagoner countered the federal government should
be allowed to determine what type of study should be
conducted and the request was valid.
... and Sarasota blasts DOT's
65-foot-high bridge plan there, too
By Bob Ardren
Showing all the joy of a shotgun wedding, the
Sarasota City Commission has fired off a long list of
complaints and questions about the proposed 65-foot-
high bridge proposed to replace the existing Ringling
City Engineer Dennis Daughters told the com-
mission that, although the 60 percent plans review
only addresses "the two land ends of the bridge re-
placement project," he and the city manager had a list
of 18 questions, objections, and suggestions to for-
ward to DOT. Foremost among them was the taking
of city park land in possible violation of Federal
Highway Administration rules.
The city attorney's office suggested that, "Per-
haps the Federal Highway Administration should be
asked to review such a submission ..." That sugges-
tion sounded more like a demand in City Manager
David Sollenberger's letter to DOT.
"We believe the bridge project, as shown, will
require a taking of land from the City and most likely
will have an impact on the recreational activities. We
further believe DOT's February 1994 Final Prelimi-
nary Engineering Report is erroneous ... We believe
the DOT should resubmit corrected information to the
Federal Highway Administration."
Vice Mayor David Merrill objected to the planned
six-foot-wide bicycle /pedestrian path on the east ap-
proach to the proposed bridge, calling for it, and all
other bike paths, to be widened to 10 feet to allow for
safe two-way bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
View of the Bay or lack thereof was the fo-
cus of Commissioner Mollie Cardamone's objections
to the planned 32-inch-high solid concrete barrier wall
between traffic and the sides of the bridge.
As submitted by the DOT, plans for the replace-
ment bridge show a 5,213-foot-long project with the
roadway at 78 feet above sea level at its highest point.
The barrier wall, hand rails and street lights will be
above this elevation. Two 12-foot-wide vehicle lanes
adjoining a five-foot bicycle lane in each direction
would be separated by an 18-foot-wide concrete me-
Sidewalks on each side would be eight feet wide
and separated from traffic by the barrier wall.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MARCH 30, 1995 M PAGE 11 i]
Wiersema arrested in statewide
child support payment crackdown r riU
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach resident Daniel Lee Wiersema was
in jail again, but not on charges of illegal coastal con-
struction this time.
Wiersema of 3220 Gulf Dr. was arrested and
charged with failure to pay child support by the Mana-
tee County Sheriffs Department. The arrest was part
of a state-wide operation led by the Florida Department
of Revenue and local sheriffs departments in which
more than 500 people were arrested.
Wiersema's past battles have been with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) which
took him to court in December 1993 on charges of
unlawful coastal construction for unpermitted dirt,
decks, porches and rubble on his property. He was or-
dered to remove the material or be jailed.
When an inspection of the property showed that
the material was not removed, Wiersema was sent to
the Manatee County Stockade in February 1994. Af-
ter serving 39 days on charges of civil contempt, he
was released in April, 1994.
His release was contingent upon an agreement
which detailed a timetable and methods for the re-
moval of the unpermitted material. As a part of the
agreement, Wiersema was to submit an application
for an after-the-fact authorization for the decks.
If he failed to submit the completed application,
the decks were to be removed within 65 days of his
release. In June 1994 the application was denied by
the DEP. Wiersema also sought a permit for the place-
ment of additional boulders, which was also denied.
The new bridge officers
for the Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron
for the 1995-96 term
are, left to right,
Brewster C. Seewald,
treasurer; Robert F.
Mary Ann Tyrrell
officer; and Albert
tive office. Not pictured
is Eugene Lieberman,
Courtesy Anna Maria
Better 'n better for Anna Maria
The benches are here, the palms are in and a lot of
people contributed so that all will benefit.
The Lions Club donated a dozen benches and
painted them in harmony with the city's colors of blue,
white, sand and brick. They are lined along the water-
front at the foot of the city pier.
A dozen Kiwanis-donated coconut palm trees
grace the same area, planted by the Privateers.
There's more, and more people involved the
Jaycees are refurbishing some of the bus stops in the
city, including new benches to replace those broken
or missing. They'll also be painted in the Anna Maria
None of this will cost the city a dime, said Mayor
Dottie McChesney, who has been working for months
on a program to bring a citywide "old beach commu-
Another part of the program is to eliminate litter,
and the new park benches carry signs admonishing
people to "Please Leave Only Your Footprints."
Dust drives historical cover
The parking lot serving the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society building at 402 Pine Ave. will
get a new, less dusty coating.
City commissioners decided at their work ses-
sion that maintenance of the lot, which the city and
the society share, is in good part the city's respon-
It isn't paved and shouldn't be, they said, for
reasons of drainage. But the lack of paving was
letting drivers track a lot of dust onto the society
building's new floor after they parked, Mayor
Dottie McChesney said, and a shell surface would
cost only $500 or $600.
The lease isn't clear as to who has responsi-
bility for what, said Commissioner George
McKay. Maybe that should be looked into.
The mayor agreed. In the meantime, she directed
the Public Works Department to put shell on the lot
Florida Aquarium opens Friday
Science and fun combine Friday when the $84
million Florida Aquarium in Tampa opens its doors to
Grand opening ceremonies at the three-level,
152,000-square-foot facility on Tampa's downtown
waterfront begin at 9 a.m.; the public is scheduled to be
admitted at noon for the three-day grand opening cer-
emonies, featuring street performers, face painters and
But the real show is the aquarium itself with its
four main exhibit galleries, 4,300 animals and plants,
tanks holding more than 1 million gallons of water and
a 43-foot-wide panoramic window providing visitors a
glimpse of the undersea world.
There is also a gift shop and restaurant.
Exhibits feature Florida's wetlands, bays and
beaches, coral reefs and offshore wonders. Each ex-
hibit gallery includes a variety of habitats of the re-
gion plus "hands-on" laboratories. Biologists are also
on hand to answer questions.
The Florida Aquarium is located five blocks east of
the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa.
Admission is $13.95 for adults; $12.55 for seniors and
youths aged 13-18; and $6.95 for children.
For information or reservations, call 813/273-
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Fogarty boat shop
By David Futch
Capt. Bat Fogarty spent his life as a shipwright,
building hundreds of sailing ships and power vessels in
a boatyard along the Manatee River.
This Saturday at the Manatee Village Historical
Park visitors can step back in time and see the pains-
taking process Bartholomew "Bat" Fogarty went
through as he honed timbers and planks into a schoo-
ner or just a simple rowboat.
As part of Florida's 150th birthday celebration, the
historical park at Manatee Avenue and 15th Street East
will officially re-open the Fogarty Boat Shop follow-
ing a painstaking two-year restoration.
The dedication of Fogarty's shop kicks off a day
long open house at the park on Saturday, April l,at 10
a.m. At 1 p.m. there will be a dedication of an historic
marker at the Stephens cracker house followed by a
book signing of the newly released edition of Gib
Berquist's "Cracker's Crumbs" at the gazebo.
Originally located along the river at 37th Street
West, the boat works was moved by members of the
Manatee County Historical Commission and volun-
teers who stayed true to the original design by renovat-
ing the structure nearly destroyed by time and termites.
The renovation was a joint effort by the commis-
sion and the South Florida Museum.
Folks can expect to see tools and clamps dating
back a century. There will even be a couple of volun-
teers building a boat the old way.
But perhaps the real treat of the boat shop is the
belt-driven machinery Fogarty and his father and
uncles used to fashion trees into planks and then into
For machine and tool buffs, this is a don't-miss
opportunity that will afford many wows of amazement
For others, it will be a chance to see Florida as it
In addition there will be book signing by authors
who have written about the history of Manatee County.
Holmes Beach resident Gilbert "Gib" Bergquist,
chairman of the Manatee County Historical Commis-
sion and coordinator of the county's Florida Sesquicen-
tennial celebration efforts, said the boat works is just
one of several buildings people can walk through to see
what life was like at the turn of the century.
"This is a way to show people, especially young
people, their heritage," Bergquist said. "The place was
closed and padlocked in 1944 when Bat Fogarty died
and when we opened it 50 years later, we found tools
everywhere. Hundreds of drills and clamps. We pulled
tools out of drawers for days."
Nestled among old-growth oak and and pine trees,
the village is an amalgam of "Cracker" Florida and is
located at the site of the original county seat.
The village is complete with general store featur-
ing dry goods in their original packages, a Florida
Cracker "dog trot" home and barn that have been fea-
tured in architectural books, a church where weddings
are still held, the original county courthouse, a one-
room schoolhouse, a sugar cane mill, a smokehouse, a
gazebo and, of course, an outhouse.
There's even a "hands-on" room where children
Four Holmes Beach volunteers who helped rebuild the Fogarty Boat Shop attempt to start the one-cylinder
power plant that drives the shop's machinery through a system of belts. From left to right are Tony Werth, 83,
Gilbert "Gib" Bergquist, former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Russ Olson and Art Doudera spinning the flywheel.
Capt. Bat Fogarty and his grandson Charles. Cour-
tesy Manatee County Historical Society
can play with toys their great-grandparents may have
played with and another room dedicated to Manatee's
early cowmen. Saddles and photographs provide a
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Capt. Bat Fogarty in the "Captain Bat" circa 1920. Fogarty and his father also built larger vessels including three-
masted schooners that plied the waters from Tampa Bay to Key West Courtesy Manatee County Historical Society
The Old Meeting House at the historical park
vivid display of how folks toughed it out when times
In post-Civil War Florida, Manatee County was
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
The "Naomi and Ruth" is a replica of a Fogarty row
boat that Bat was fond of building in his later years.
Area high school students constructed the vessel
using one of the original Fogarty boat molds.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 30, 1995 0 PAGE 13 pB
Gib plunked himself
down with apen to
autograph the first
copies for contribu-
tors, left to right,
member Jerry Ross
on behalf of the
Surprise! Author, author!
By Bonner Presswood
As the old saying goes, "Yesterday I couldn't
spell author, and today I are one."
Gib Bergquist was surprised to learn last week
that he had penned a book and although it was
nearly a year in the making, he didn't have a clue
until he saw the first printed copy of Cracker's
Madeleine, Gib's wife, along with friends and
admirers of Gib's remembrances put their heads and
hearts together to publish a collection of his stories.
And they did the entire project as a secret, to
surprise Gib with the results.
That's what happens when you put two women
together. Ideas spring forth and women like
Madeline and Janet Aubry turn ideas into reality.
The idea was to do more than just publish the
collection of "Cracker's Crumbs," the original col-
umns published in The Islander and Island Press.
Aubry went to friends and associates for contribu-
tions to offset the publishing costs, allowing the com-
plete proceeds from the sale of the book to benefit one
of Gib's favorite charities, the Anna Maria Island Com-
The center's newly formed endowment fund will
be $15,000 richer when the sale is complete of the first
edition of 750 books.
What delighted Bergquist the most as he perused
the pages? He was thrilled to see some old post cards
in the book on page 47, as he was certain they were
lost. Just as certain as Madeleine told him, "I'm sure
Of course, they had been pilfered from his collec-
tion for use in the book, along with many other trea-
It's all there in black and white for all to see
The book was edited and composed by Dennis
Ecklund. The acknowledgements include cover art
by Joan Pettigrew and original art reproduced by
Arthur Ross, among many others.
In the introduction, Ecklund mentions the un-
usual circumstances involving the covert publish-
ing project The book was ultimately intended to be
a birthday gift to Gib from Madeleine and Ecklund
says he hopes the Cracker will be pleased and,
"we're certain that many new readers will be
pleased by his gift for words. And in that sense, the
book is a gift to everyone."
The book price is $19.95 and is available for
sale at the Community Center, 407 Magnolia Av-
enue, Anna Maria and at The Islander Bystander,
5408 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center,
pation turned to
pride and joy as
Gib took first
look at his book
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE __ ____
Florida's largest at 5,500 square miles and comprised
what is now Manatee, DeSoto, Charlotte, Sarasota,
Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Glades counties.
Manatee County and other coastal communities
depended on boats as their main form of transportation.
During those years, Fogarty's was a busy place.
Anna Maria architect Gene Aubry, who spent many
a Saturday cutting boards and pounding nails to rebuild
Fogarty's, was fascinated by the boat builder's skill with
often-dangerous belt-driven machinery.
"The beautiful thing about this old machinery is that
it's just basic," Aubry said. "But I can assure you OSHA
(Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration) would
have a problem with most of it The band saw alone is
The interior view of the shop
is barren but by Saturday it
will be filled with old tools
and artifacts. In the back-
ground volunteers build
display cases that will house
some of Bat's well-used
[a] PAGE 14 A MARCH 30, 1995 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Winners in the March 25 horseshoe games were
Bub Babcock and Al Frattare, both of Holmes Beach.
Runners up were George Landraitis of Anna Maria and
Gene Snedeker of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 am. at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Heritage days festivities
continue this week
Boat trip to historic Egmont Key, 10 a.m., March
31, 12507 Cortez Rd. W., Cortez. Tickets are $10.
Reservations required. Call 746-4070.
Manatee Village Historical Park open house, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., April 1,604 15th St. E., Bradenton. Call
For more information about Heritage Days, call
to meet Monday
Trudy Pratt, vice chair for the 13th Congressional
District of the Florida Democratic Party, will be the guest
speaker at the monthly meeting of the Anna Maria Island
Democratic Club to be held Monday, April 3, at noon at
the Anchorage Restaurant in Anna Maria City.
Chair aerobics starts at
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is of-
fering YMCA Chair Aerobics beginning Monday,
The classes will concentrate on total fitness for
active older adults who are starting or starting over
with an exercise commitment. This non-impact
aerobics class is perfect for people with limitations that
prevent participation in traditional exercise classes and
will improve muscle strength, endurance, flexibility,
cardiovascular efficiency and much more.
Classes will be held very Monday morning from
10 to 11 am. Fees for members are $3 per class and for
non-members $4 for class.
For more information call Scott at 778-1908.
St. Bernard serves up
hot cakes Sunday
St. Bernard Catholic Church will sponsor a Pan-
cake Breakfast on Sunday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to
Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee will
be served. Goods from a homemade bake sale will
also be available.
The public is invited to attend.
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The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
program (VITA) are offering free income tax assistance through April 14 at several Island locations.
Julie and Stanely West found help from volunteer Henry Amey at AARP's Wednesday slot at the Island
Branch Library. AARP volunteers are at Bradenton Beach City Hall Thursdays from 9 a.m. to I p.m.
VITA has sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays at Anna Maria City Hall and Fridays at
the library. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Island Easter food baskets
to be distributed
April 13 by AID
All Island Denominations will distribute Easter
baskets on Thursday, April 13.
If you are interested in receiving a basket of food,
or know someone who needs a food basket, call the
Anna Maria Island Community Center at 778-1908 or
The deadline is Friday, March 31.
Author guest speaker at
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at the Island
Branch Library on Monday, April 3, at 10:15 am. in
the Walker-Swift Meeting Room of the branch.
Lary Crews, author of the Veronica Slade mystery
books and fiction expert of America On-Line Writer's
Club, is guest speaker.
For information call Myrtle Moreton at 729-2399.
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Art, crafts demonstrations
at branch library
As part of the Island Branch Library's Annual Arts
and Crafts Demonstrations program; three different
demonstrations will be offered.
At 10:15 am. to noon on Thursday, March 30,
Dick Suhre will hold instruction on "Model Boat Con-
struction" followed by "Basket Weaving" by Jackie
Jacoby from 2 to 4 p.m.
On Friday, March 31, at 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anne
Marie McGrath will offer "Stained Glass."
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Watercolor display at
The Island Branch Library will host a display of
watercolors by Holmes Beach residents Barbara Singer
and Anne Abgott during the month of April.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. For further information call 778-6341.
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State tax forms available
by fax via 'Fax on Demand'
The Florida Department of Revenue is currently
offering a "Fax on Demand" service to state taxpayers
in search of filing forms.
Available 24 hours a day, the system offers instant
fax access to over 150 state tax documents. Callers can
retrieve forms by calling 904-922-3676.
For additional information, call the department's
local service center at 361-6001.
A course in sailboating skills and seamanship will
be conducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors
beginning Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Flotilla
81 Training Center, 4208 129th St., Cortez, north of the
Seafood Shack restaurant
Registration will be conducted prior to the begin-
ning of the first session.
The course includes legal requirements, boat han-
dling skills, navigation, weather and VHF radio.
Classes will run for three weeks on Tuesdays and
Tuition is free and materials and textbooks are
available at the Training Center at a nominal cost.
For further information call Walter Grace at 778-
5800, Jeny Stodolaat 729-5815 or Bill Sysak at 7954195.
Woman's club to enjoy
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc., a
member of the General and Florida Federation of
Womens Clubs, will hold a Luncheon Fashion Show at
noon at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island
Rd., Palmetto, on Wednesday, April 5.
The fashions will be provided by Jo-Anne Jo-Ann
from St. Petersburg and will be modeled by club mem-
Reservations must to be be made by calling 778-
5432 by Friday, March 31.
Membership information is available by calling
Sarah Maloney, president, at 778-4865.
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Helen Nettleton, free-lance writer and journalist,
will conduct a spring session of her class "Writing to
Publish" starting Tuesday, April 4, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
The fee is $35 and registration is required.
To register call 751-6940 or the Island Center at
Air Force officer to speak
to Hi-1 2 March 30
All Masons and their guests are invited to attend
the Anna Maria Island Hi-12 club meeting on Thurs-
day, March 30, at Crabby Bill's restaurant in Holmes
Social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by a lun-
cheon at noon.
James Edmundson, Lt. General, U.S. Air Force
(Ret), will speak.
For reservations or for more information, call
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Scores of residents and
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Library. Left to right,
society volunteers Dor-
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Leitch and Cathi
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morning duties. Islander
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Episcopal women to meet
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will meet on Thursday, April 6, in Lowe
Hall of the church following the Holy Eucharist and
Healing Service which begins at 9:30 am.
Reservations are required and can be made by call-
ing the church at 778-1638 by Monday, April 3, or
signing up in Lowe Hall.
The speaker will be Charles Gardner, executive
director of Agape Flights.
County seeking citizens to
serve on advisory boards
Manatee County Government is seeking local citi-
zens to serve on District VI, Health and Human Ser-
There is currently one vacancy. This advisory
board is voluntary in nature with members appointed
by the Manatee County Board of Commissioners.
Applicants must be caring, community minded and
want to take a leading role in overseeing the planning
and development of Health and Rehabilitative Services
in Manatee County. Meetings are scheduled as needed
throughout the Tampa Bay area, including Bradenton,
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Native survival: a guide for 'the season'
By Paul Roat
Just when you thought it'was safe to go out in pub-
April brings the height of our multi-month "sea-
son" in Southwest Florida, the time of year when the
snowbird migrate from their northern haunts to more
temperate climes peaks.
Retail businesses often make it or break it finan-
cially now. New-home sales boom. Restaurants are
packed, and harried waiters and bartenders are finally
able to pay off those huge credit card bills accumulated
during the slow times of September and October with
their tips during this, the busiest shopping and spend-
ing spree the area has seen since the holidays.
The problem residents of the area have during this
time of spending frenzy is the influx of people in our
midst, people who don't know the roadway system, are
unused to Southern courtesy and easygoing hospital-
ity and, frankly, are here on vacation, dammit! and
don't want to be hurried.
What to do during the snowbird season?
Wags have suggested that we should be able to
shoot 'em, since it IS a season. A few die-hard Florida
natives refuse to leave the safety of their homes from
January to April.
The more adventurous, foolhardy or naive brave
the roads paid-up car insurance receipt safely tucked
away in the glove box and do battle with the cars
whose license plates all seem to begin with a vowel.
One season long ago we contrived a defense for
tourist drivers: a plunger pistol that would shoot stick-
on flags onto the vehicles of drivers from northern
states, alerting other motorists of the potential danger
of errant driving.
Short of weapons or a steady diet of Prozac, here
are some tips on getting through "the season:"
or not getting mad
Roads are where most of us have our first-hand,
up-close-and-personal view of our winter visitors. Just
like they say in the driving schools, learn to be a defen-
sive driver (to combat the tourist's offensive driving
First tip: NEVER use your horn.
Blaring horns do nothing but prompt harried, ner-
vous drivers into doing something really stupid. The
fact that you're blowing your horn at them at all indi-
cates they're already doing something dumb. They are
probably already embarrassed about it Tooting at them
only sends them to further heights of silliness.
A case in point was several years ago, when an out-
of-state driver pulled out without warning onto a six-
lane highway, hell-bent for reaching the farthest lane
of traffic. All six of us other motorists, amidst a
screeching of brakes, ground to a halt and laid on the
horns. The driver, flustered and realizing she'd almost
become a hood ornament, stopped and backed across
all six lanes of traffic to her original point of departure.
Dumbness compounding dumbness, heightened by
the blare of car horns.
Second tip: Consider alternative modes of trans-
One native switches from a truck to a bicycle to get
back and forth to work during the winter months. He
figures he can get to work in the off-season in 15 min-
utes by truck, but during the season that trip takes 45
minutes. A bike is 25 minutes, rain or shine, traffic or
not. He said the aggravation and stress caused by driv-
ing more than make up for the panting he has to do
when he gets-home.
If you're not so athletic that you feel like biking,
remember to "avoid the fuss and take the bus." It's
cheap, it's easy, the routes take you everywhere and,
more important, you're traveling in a vehicle that is
insured by the government and weighs eight tons.
Who's going to argue with a bus over right-of-way is-
sues? Some guy in a Toyota from a state shaped like a
hand? No chance.
Zoo-ing the tourists
View tourists as the rare but wonderful creatures
from the strange but wonderful world from which they
seem to come.
Let's face it, some tourists do seem to spend much
of the year on the planet Neptune. Where else would
people wear plaid shorts, black knee-high socks and
sandals out in public? What about hats that seem to
have sink scrubbers glued on the brim? Or his-and-her
matching shirts that proclaim "I Heart My Wife/Hus-
By pointing and laughing out loud, you merely
make them self-conscious and cause them to scurry
away. But by striking up a conversation with them,
you may study tourists in greater detail to be able to
really tell your friends what doofuses you met. It's
safe, it's fun, and it's a sport you can do without
changing your shoes.
When bribery and threats
just aren't enough
Third tip: Make reservations for everything.
Your favorite restaurant or lounge is going to be
slammed for the next few months. Regardless of how
big a tipper or how friendly you are with the maitre d',
you can't get seated or served a drink at the bar when
it's 10-deep with geeks. Plan ahead and make reserva-
tions for everything.
Planning ahead is generally a good idea. Expect more
people to be in front of you in traffic, and leave earlier for
your dinner engagement Remember that you're driving
defensively, so you'll want to go slower, too. A good rule
of thumb is to remember how long it takes you to do some-
thing in August, then double the time to accomplish the
same thing during the winter months.
And remember, it's just for
a few months
When you're stuck in traffic behind a car about the
same size as its "Show Me State" origin, remember that
this season too will pass. Come the day after Easter, the
long, horrible nightmare will be over and, like the buz-
zards returning to Hinkley, the winter visitors will go
home, leaving behind much of the contents of their
wallets and purses in OUR wallets and bank accounts.
It could be worse it could be tourist season year-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 30, 1995 I PAGE 17 BI
'Jazz On The Bay'
A free "Jazz on the Bay" concert from noon to 2
p.m. will be presented on Thursday, March 30, as part
of the 15th annual Sarasota Jazz Festival.
"Jazz on the Bay" will feature various musicians
starring in the festival and selected local musicians, and
will be held on Sarasota Bay directly behind the Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and bring their
own chairs or blankets. Beverages will be available
from the Van Wezel refreshment stands.
For more information call the Jazz Club at 366-
Premier Oboist in concert Friday
Oboe recitalist Humbert Lucarelli will perform
with the Manatee Community College Chamber Or-
chestra on Friday, March 31, at Neel Auditorium, 5840
26th St. W., Bradenton, beginning at 8 p.m.
General admission is $3. Students' tickets are $1.
For information, call Neel Auditorium Box Office
at 755-1511, ext. 4240.
'You Be the Judge' exhibit
at guild gallery
Members of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
will present a mixed media show entitled "You Be the
Judge" from Monday, April 1, through April 22 at the
Artists Guild Gallery.
The public is invited to cast a vote for his or her fa-
vorite work of art.
Ballots will be available at the front door. First,
second and third place ribbons will be awarded accord-
ing to the votes at the end of the show.
For more information stop by the gallery located at
5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach, or call 778-7216.
New Classes at AMI Art League
The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beachis offering the following classes:
"Oil Painting" with Anna Gunn, Mondays, 9:30
to 11:30 a.m., held weekly.
"Portrait/Figure Drawing" with Laura Avery,
Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Starts April 17, 5-week session.
"The Basics of Sculpey Clay Art" with Marie
Ewing, Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Starts April 6, on-going
"You and Your Camera/Camera Basics" with
Karly Carlson, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Starts April 6,
"Advanced Crafts" for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6, with
Laura Beard, Saturdays, 10 a.. to noon. Starts April 22.
"Oil Painting for Children" nine years and older,
with Anna Gunn, Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m. Starts April
1. For registration and fee call 778-2099.
Color etching artist
to speak to guild
Holmes Beach artist Kathy Canten will offer a
hands-on demonstration of her color etching at the
Artists Guild Gallery, Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach, on Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. The public is invited
to attend and stay for the business meeting following
For more information call 778-6694.
Longboat center hold last show
The Longboat Key Art Center will hold an All
Media Benefit Exhibit, its last art show of the season,
on Monday and Tuesday, April 3 and 4, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at the center's location, 6860 Longboat Dr. S.
A total of $1,500 will be awarded to the winning
artists. The show is to benefit the Art Center's
Children's Art Program.
For information, call 383-2345.
Art auction at
Pelican Man's sanctuary
On Sunday, April 2, the Pelican Man's Bird Sanc-
tuary will hold an auction of the entire personal collec-
tion of nationally recognized artist Lee Tiffany.
Proceeds will benefit the sanctuary.
The event will be held at Sarasota's Municipal
Auditorium from 1 to 5 p.m. The preview will take
place from 10:30 am. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.
County art league
holds student show Friday
The Art League of Manatee County will hold an Art
League Student Show from Friday, March 31, through
April 19 at its location, 209 9th St. W., Bradenton.
The exhibit is a juried show. Four Equal Merit
Awards of $25 will be awarded.
The public is invited to attend.
Van Wezel stage packed
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota,
offers a wide range of entertainment for spring.
On Sunday, April 2, at 8 p.m. the famed Swiss
mask-mime troupe, Mummenschanz, will offer a fas-
cinating performance followed by a presentation by the
Flying Karamazov Brothers in their new show "Club
Sandwich," on Monday, April 3, also at 8 p.m.
Wendy Wasserstein's comedy, "The Sisters
Rosensweig," will be presented at the Van Wezel at 8 p.m.
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Arthur T. Corney
Arthur T. Corney, formerly of Anna Maria, died
March 24 at HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Mr. Corney came to Manatee County from
Maplewood, N.J., in 1974. He was the Asian sales
manager for the Export Dept of Republic Steel Corp.
in New York City. He was a member of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation and the Friends of the Is-
land Branch Library. He was a former member of the
Anna Maria City Planning Commission and was very
active in the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Speare-
Clinton of Conn.; a son, Dr. Robert Corney of Nash-
ville, Tenn.; and a brother, William Corney of Sun
A memorial service was held at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach, with the
Rev. Richard Fellows officiating.
Memorials may be made to Friends of the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, Fla.
34217, or the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.
Rose Grippando, 69, of Bradenton died March 23
in Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. Grippando came to Manatee County from
Chicago in 1982. She was a homemaker, a member of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach, and a
volunteer for Easter Seals and Church Bible Study at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Carmella Lange
of Riverside, Ill., and Stephanie Grippando of
Bradenton; and a son, James Grippando-Cicero, Ill.
A graveside service was held at Bay Pines Na-
tional Cemetery in Bay Pines, Fla. with the Rev.
Danith Kilts officiating. Burial was in Bay Pines
Laurine 0. Moffett
Laurine O. Moffett of Holmes Beach died March
20 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Mrs. Moffett came to Manatee County from
New Jersey in 1975. She was an economist. She was
a member of the League of Women Voters,
Bradenton and New Jersey. She was a member of the
American Association of University Women,
Bradenton branch, and the Sarasota-Manatee chap-
ter of the United Nations Association.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Barton of
Holmes Beach, a son, Thomas Moffett of Eugene, Ore.
A memorial service will take place at Griffith Cline
Funeral Home, 6000 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, on
Friday, March 31.
Memorials may be sent to Asolo Center for the
Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla.
34234 or the Manatee Association for Retarded Citi-
zens, 816 Leffingwell, Ellenton, Fla. 34222.
The Island Poet
You know old age is creeping up and you are getting on in years,
When you reminisce about 5-cent bread and all those 10-cent beers.
When your shoulders are getting just a bit drooped,
And you walk around the block and get yourself pooped.
And when those gals go by with jeans tightly drawn,
And all you can do is just stand there and yawn.
When you can't remember that you once used to jig,
And she won't go out of the house without her wig.
When your wife runs her fingers up your back after you've retired,
And you can't care less 'cause you are just too damn tired.
Welcome to the world
Tyler Kendall Logan, pictured at one-day old, was
born Tuesday, March 14, at Burbank Hospital,
Fitchburg, Mass. He weighed in at seven pounds and
two ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long at birth. His
parents are Craig and Kim Logan of Leominster,
Mass., and he has a brother James. His paternal
grandmother is Sheila Wayne of Holmes Beach and
his maternal grandmother is Irene Valeri of
Leominster. His great-grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. William Gisriel of Ellenton, Fla. Islander
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 30, 1995 0 PAGE 19 Ij
Artwork by 'Kris' goes to New York nationals
By Cynthia Finn
Holmes Beach fifth-grader Kristopher Smith has
been named the Florida winner in a national Mother's
Day greeting card contest
Smith's colored-pencil creation was among thou-
sands of entries to the annual Kentucky Fried Chicken/
Good Housekeeping All-American Salute to Mothers
competition for fourth and fifth graders. The Anna
Maria Elementary School student's card was judged to
be one of the 51 best in the country, earning honors as
the winning entry from our state.
All 51 top cards will be exhibited at the Empire
State Building in New York City from April 12 through
May 21. Any day, 10 final entries will be selected, all
of which will be featured in the May issue of Good
Housekeeping magazine. The first-place design will be
produced and distributed nationwide by Carlton Cards
in time for Mother's Day.
The 13-year-old contest is billed as an educational
and creative outlet for children to convey their feelings
for their mothers. Entries are judged on writing, illus-
tration, originality and sincerity of expression.
Smith's mother, Karen, says her son "has always
doodled." Thanks to an Anna Maria Art League schol-
arship, the younger Smith began formal instruction
under Island artist Julie Claudel Stewart one and a half
years ago. He recently won $75 for two out of three
NEW ON THE LIBRARY SHELF
"The Glass Lake," by Maeve Binchy
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This syndicated columnist has written a remarkable
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"Red Square," by Mortin Cruz Smith
Gorky Park's weary Moscow detective, Arkady
Rendo, returns from Siberian exile to find the "new
entries in the Green Bridge Art Festival.
Smith says "the money" was his incentive for enter-
ing the KFC contest Potential cash prizes for the 10 final-
ists range from $2,500 for the overall winner, plus a trip
to New York, down to a possible $250. As a state winner,
Smith has already received two Rand McNally atlases. In
May, his entire elementary school class will be treated to
a dinner celebration at the KFC on Cortez Road.
The Smiths do not have a copy or photograph of
Russia" filled with black marketeers, strong-arm hood-
lums and highly placed opportunists. His search for a
murderer takes him to wall-less Berlin and to Munich
where he again encounters his Gorky Park love, Irina.
This is a novel of gritty descriptions of how the world
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Reviewed by Carol Sandidge
"Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," by John
This first person account of a 1981 murder in Sa-
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and boudoirs of that grand old city. Berendt's descrip-
tions of Savannahians in both grimness and grandeur
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suspense alive until the last page.
Reviewed by Lorraine Woodard
"Sanctuary," by Faye Kellerman
Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, team up
once again in a double intrigue which winds through
Kristopher and Karen
Smith never expected that
Kris's artwork celebrat-
ing his mom would be a
the contest entry. "I wasn't really expecting to be
picked," says Smith. An uncle will photograph the
original on display in Manhattan next month.
Designer Smith describes the card as an intricate
circular survey of mother and baby animals in a sunny
sky, on lush land and underwater. Eagles, turtles and
fish are featured.
The winning inside caption reads: "From sky to sea,
you're the only mother for me....Happy Mother's Day!"
the intricacies of the murders of two diamond mer-
chants, the wife of one and the disappearance of the
remaining family members. The plot leads the pair
from Los Angeles through the nerve center of the dia-
mond industry in New York and on to Israel. Laced
with the phrases, practices and differences between the
Orthodox, Modem and extremist Jews, the tale presents
some interesting insights into the Jewish community as
well as a look into the world of diamonds.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg
"The Hope," by Herman Wouk
The author underlines the first 20 years of Israel's
existence as a state. The 1967 victory of the Six Day War
by the Israeli army introduces real heroes known to fol-
lowers of Middle East events; Golda Meier, Ben Gurion
and, among all the real and fictional characters, is Col.
David "Mickey" Marcus, a West Point graduate killed in
the war and buried with honors at West Point The cen-
tral figure of the book, an Israeli officer, is Zev Barak. The
Library also has "'he Glory" which continues the saga.
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Please say it ain't so.
We hope the Anchor Inn will never really go
"whole-hog-country" not all the way but last
week the "Connie & Dave Show" played Wednesday
night to a happy crowd of Islanders. Anybody knows
Connie and Dave play about 99 percent country.
Anchor Inn boss Bobby Tingler said folks have
been asking for country so, "Why not give 'em a try?"
Turns out people liked the sound, and Connie and Dave
have been asked back April 12.
They're just plain popular wherever they go.
By the way, next week is Bobby's big Springfest
party at the Anchor. Willy Steele plays the weekend
which will include raffles for prizes and plenty of fun.
"Pardy hardy," as they always say in the keys.
Looking for work? Wanna work for food?
You can get a good job with a good staff meal in-
cluded at some of the Island's best restaurants. They
really need help. Word is, several restaurants are will-
ing to pay current staff members a $50 bounty to bring
new employees (that stay for at least 30 days) to their
Sounds like a good deal. Get friends a steady job,
get rich (sort of) and, if your boss gets a good em-
ployee, everybody wins.
Sad news for tune town
The wild and crazy antics of Tommy Thompson,
lead singer with High Heel Sneakers, will be missed.
Thompson had a heart attack and died last week while
performing at the Sarasota County Fair. He was 49.
We caught him once in his heyday, years ago at the
old Sawmill. He came out for one set as Patsy Cline in
dress, heels and wig. His rendition of "Crazy" was
great, but the after the next break Thompson came out
in a custom-made, yellow, polka dot bikini (complete
with breast supplements) and a beach ball and as he
crooned out "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," he roamed the
bar and plunked himself in the laps of several male
patrons. What a hoot.
The Sneakers played our area often, most recently
at the Dry Dock Inn and Crabby Bill's restaurant.
Thompson will surely be missed and remembered
for his spirit.
This band needs an
Blindside, the spin-off of former top area band the
"DTs," has canceled dates all over the place. Bass
player and spokesperson Roger (former DTer) says the
band is cutting back.
When the DTs broke up we heard some of the
members didn't want to work as much as the increased
popularity of the band demanded.
Now singer and guitar player Terry has taken a day
job and Roger says the group wants to cut down by
focusing on one or two top-paying club dates a month.
Good luck. But folks on the Island will lose out
apparently since the band canceled their regular Sun-
day beachbash at Turtles and the Springfest gig booked
long ago at the Anchor Inn for this Saturday.
Is there anyone who doesn't have company com-
ing for Spring Break or Easter?
Get your roll-a-way rental early and don't forget
the traditional "whine" for dinner reservations.
Thanks to the trolley, there's something new for
visitors to do. Set them off on an adventure or for a
leisurely tour up and down the Island. They can ride as
far south as Siesta Key through Longboat, St. Armands,
Lido and Sarasota.
Don't forget to make plans with the driver for the
return pick-up if you hop off the trolley for lunch or
shopping along the way.
The "fun run" is back on for Saturday night. About
20 bars and restaurants have sponsored the trolley's
loop up and down Anna Maria. Check with your favor-
ite local pub or dining spot to see if they're participat-
ing. They'll have an up-to-date schedule.
As the lettering says on the back of the fluorescent
Twins Ariel and Kayla Jennis accompanied their
father, Michael, to the Island Shopping Center to
selectflowers and a present for their mother. Mom
was having a birthday and the girls will celebrate
theirs on Easter this year. Islander Photo: Bonner
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the shopping center parking lot early mornings, "One
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 16, grand theft, Coquina Beach. The com-
plainant left her bag at the beach and when she returned
it was gone. The bag valued at $10 contained beach
towels valued at $30, a swim suit valued at $20, a tank
top valued at $5, a wallet valued at $10, credit and bank
cards and $300 in cash.
March 16, burglary, criminal mischief, Coquina
Beach. The complainant observed a white male break the
right rear window of his vehicle, reach inside and remove
a purse valued at $30, a wallet valued at $10, credit and
identification cards and $80 in cash. The suspect drove
east under Longboat Pass Bridge and disappeared.
On the same date, the Longboat Key Police De-
partment reported that a woman observed the suspect
throw the purse out the window of a vehicle.
March 17, found property a camera and pager,
March 18, theft, 200 Gulf Dr. N., Beach House.
The complainant reported that he went to the restaurant
for dinner, then returned to the condo he was renting.
After realizing he forgot his credit card, he returned to
the restaurant but the card was not found.
March 19, aggravated battery, Cortez Beach. The
officer met with the victim who said he was in a ver-
bal argument with the suspect who said the victim's
RV was blocking the view from his residence across
the street. The suspect drove his car to the beach and
pulled it in front of the victim's RV, said the report.
The victim was standing in the spot the suspect
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he wanted to be, reported witnesses. The suspect then
put his vehicle into park and returned to his residence.
March 19, theft, 200 Gulf Dr. N., Beach House. The
complainant left a baby stroller valued at $200 at the res-
taurant and when he returned, the stroller was gone.
March 21, DUI, 900 block of Gulf Drive North
to 12112 Cortez Road. The officer on patrol observed
Christas Sakas, 40, of Bradenton, travel south on Gulf
Drive, cross the center line and pull into the Beach
House parking lot. Sakas traveled down several back
streets, running a stop sign, then pulled back on to Gulf
Drive and traveled north.
Sakas turned east on Cortez Road and straddled the
center line over the bridge, said the report. The officer
signaled Sakas to stop, administered field performance
tests and placed him in custody.
March 22, petty theft of 31 Medieval Fair tickets,
2513 Gulf Dr., Circle K.
March 18, battery on a law enforcement officer,
Anna Maria Bridge. The officer responded to the
bridge to assist another officer who had been hit in the
head with a bottle or rock while under the bridge. The
victim was knocked to the ground by the blow but did
not see or hear anyone. He was transported to the hos-
pital and received seven stitches for lacerations to his
head. Officers searched the surrounding area but did
not find any suspects.
March 18, 100 block of White Avenue. The com-
plainant reported that a person unknown entered the
property and removed, chairs, tables and umbrellas.
The items were recovered on the beach. One tabletop
valued at $100 was broken.
March 18, suspicious, 7000 Gulf Dr., Tiffany
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March 20, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf Dr.,
Manatee Public Beach. The complainant reported that a
person unknown entered his vehicle and removed a wal-
let, keys and a purse valued at $260 and $750 in cash.
March 21, suspicious boat, 300 block of 61st Street
The officer investigating a report of an abandoned boat,
found the boat sitting in the right of way. The officer noted
that the boat was in very poor condition and had a sign
posted that said the boat was free for the taking.
The officer located the complainant who told him
who owned the boat. The officer removed the boat
from the right of way and placed it in the front yard of
the owner's residence. He told the complainant to ad-
vise the owner to dispose of it properly.
March 21, assistance, 3700 block of Sixth Av-
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her son skipped school. The officer talked with the
complainant and her son and offered some solutions.
March 22, found property -a girl's bicycle, 66th
Street and Marina Drive.
March 23, disorderly intoxication, resisting with-
out violence, 8000 block of Marina Drive. Officers
responding to a loud noise complaint found two visibly
intoxicated persons. The officers attempted to get them
to quiet down and go inside the house.
As one officer was attempting to get personal in-
formation from her, Shannon Doa, 45, of Holmes
Beach, began protesting. The officer told her 15 to 20
times to quiet down and go inside, but she continued to
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would be arrested if she did not quiet down.
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By Master Chief J.D. Arndt
Chief of station, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
March 16, Law enforcement. Station Cortez re-
ceived a call at 4 p.m. from the Sarasota Sheriff
Marine Patrol reporting that a motor vehicle had
entered the canal paralleling the Stickney Point
Bridge. All the persons in the vehicle were safe.
The station's 21-foot vessel was launched to check
for pollution from the accident. There was none.
March 17, Law enforcement. Station Cortez re-
ceived a call at 2 p.m. from the vessel "Last
Chance" reporting a dead loggerhead turtle three
miles west of New Pass. The station contacted
Mote Marine Laboratory to investigate.
March 18, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and issued a boating safety violation for
not having a FCC license onboard for a VHF-FM
radio and for not having the proper visual distress
signals on board.
March 18, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and issued a boating safety violation for not
having the proper numbering or registration on board.
March 19, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez processed three search and rescue cases with
the assistance of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. All cases
were non-emergency and, although normally a marine
assistance radio broadcast would be issued to tow the
vessels to a safe port, the vessels did not have radio ca-
pabilities so Auxiliary vessels performed the service.
The first vessel was an 18-foot pleasure craft
which became disabled near Marker 81 in Roberts
Bay. The vessel was towed to the 10th Street boat
ramp. A second vessel became disabled near Marker
19a in Lemon Bay after an electrical fire, and was
towed to a nearby marina. The third case involved the
19-foot pleasure craft "Dreamin' Seamen" which be-
came disabled near Cortez Bridge. Station Cortez's 21-
foot vessel towed the vessel to a marina.
March 19, Boarding. A pleasure craft was
boarded and issued a boating safety violation for not
having an operable ventilation blower in the engine
March 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Sta-
tion Cortez received a call from a passing boater at
8 p.m. reporting five red flares had been sighted
about 10 miles west of Bean Point off Anna Maria
Island. The station's 41-foot vessel investigated, as
did a Coast Guard helicopter. No sign of a vessel in
distress was found. The case is suspended pending
March 22, Boarding. A documented vessel was
boarded and found to have no violations.
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By Scott Dell
AMICC Little League President
WAC gave undefeated D. Coy Ducks quite a scare
Wednesday, March 22. The game proved to be a pitching
duel of two of the leagues top pitchers. Taylor Bernard of
WAC held Ducks to only two unearned runs while giv-
ing up only one hit and striking out nine. Michael
Patterson of Ducks held WAC to one unearned run while
giving up only one hit and striking out 16 to get the win.
With spring break going on this week, there are no
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Standings for week ending March 23
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Show ol' #48 some respect or be sorry
By Bob Ardren
Let's get one thing straight The Coast Guard
didn't plan it this way.
It just sort of happened.
What's happened is that, at last report, at least two
boats have been sunk by a "submerged object" that
used to be marker #48. That's the one just about in front
of the Coast Guard Station Cortez.
Maybe you saw the first item in last week's "Coast
Lines" column by Coast Guard Master Chief J.D.
Arndt relating the ticketing of a boat "for negligent
operations due to passing marker #48 on the wrong
side. The operator was outside the channel limits and
struck an object, causing the vessel to sink."
Boy, that's quick justice.
Arndt tells me a boat, barge or something struck
the marker a couple of weeks ago, knocking it down.
It now appears it broke off just below the waterline.
Local Coast Guardsmen went out and put a floating
buoy on the channel side of the old marker and sched-
uled the pile driver from St. Pete to come down and re-
place the permanent marker.
Local fishers tell me, however, that in addition to
the ticketed boat that struck the "stump," at least one
additional vessel has gone down in the same area for
the same reason. So don't mess around in the area of
The least you'll get is a ticket. At worst, you might
get your bottom ripped out and, if you're really unlucky
Little League schedule
Major League games
Monday, April 3, 7p.m.,
Anna Maria Fire District vs. D. Coy Ducks
Tuesday, April 4, 7p.m.
Haley's Motel vs. Kiwanis
Wednesday, April 5, 7p.m.
West Bay Athletic Club vs. Anna Maria Fire District
Minor League games
Monday, April 3, 4:45 p.m.
Tip of the Island vs. Quality Builders
Tuesday, April 4, 4:45 p.m.
Bali-Hai vs. Uncle Dan's Place
Wednesday, April 5, 4:45 p.m.
Betsy Hills vs. Jim Boast Dodge
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VHF licenses needed
Speaking of the Coast Guard, I've noticed a flurry
of tickets being handed out for folks failing to have an
FCC license for their VHF radios. Yet another scam
brought to you by the "Raygun" administration. (Re-
member when nautical charts were $3.50 and they're
now $20? Same guy.) VHF licenses are now up from
less than $20 to $135.
Granted, a lot of people are getting away with tak-
ing their hand-held VHF aboard and hiding it if it looks
as though they're going to be boarded. That will prob-
ably work much of the time.
But Coast Guardsmen are just like the rest of us
and don't like to played for the fool. Let them find one
of those little units aboard and I'll bet they'll come up
with a long list.of other violations for you to worry
about, too. The smart thing to do is bite the bullet and
apply for the license.
Just remember to keep the last two pages of the
application form as your temporary license. So don't
bother trying the old "check's in the mail" excuse. It
won't work in this case.
Just get a license application from your friendly
local VHF dealer and get legal.
An aquarium of our own
Good to see the Florida Aquarium in Tampa is finally
opening to the public this weekend. Being a big fan of
aquariums, I'm looking forward to seeing this one and
comparing it to my favorite, the one in New Orleans.
Built at a total cost of about $84 million, the new
aquarium will feature strictly Florida natives in its col-
lection of 4,300 plants, fish, reptiles and birds. A total
of 550 species will be represented.
But the aquarium isn't really.about plants and crit-
ters. It's about water, and the facility is designed to be
a microcosm of Florida's natural aquatic habitats.
Aquarium officials hope it will also "stimulate an
awareness of the harmony between humans and their
"Exhibiting the beauty and diversity of Florida's
"Educating visitors with programs focusing on the
connections between people and their environments.
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done well. A lot of taxpayer money is going into this
roadside attraction, so let's all wish them well.
I can feel a road trip to Tampa coming up soon, and
I'll let you know how the place looks and feels.
Tax break for boat owners
After the way boat owners are being stabbed by the
government these days, BOAT/U.S. thinks it may have
found a way to stab back.
America's largest organization of boat owners,
BOAT/U.S. says interest paid on a secured boat loan
is tax deductible if the vessel meets the IRS criteria for
a second home.
The IRS defines a second home as "basic living
accommodations such as sleeping space, toilet and
cooking facilities." A secured loan means a bank holds
the boat as collateral. In that case, the interest on the
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1040, Schedule A, line 9b, labeled "other interest"
I guess my advice is, "Be careful out there."
Key words from Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen is on just about everybody's list of
their favorite Florida authors. Well, he has a new book
out, edited by the Nature Conservancy and entitled
"Heart of the Land."
I leave you with a few words from that book.
"Battered, ragged and long past their prime, the
Keys continue to enchant and seduce. I can't blame my
son for his weak heart, because there's still nothing as
gorgeous as a calm dawn at Ninemile Bank, or a sun-
set in the Marquesas. The truth is, I always wanted him
to love the Keys as much as I did, and as much as my
father and grandfather before me.
"But if my son was to grow up fighting to save this
place, he also needed to feel the sorrow and anger that
comes with watching something precious be destroyed.
"He does feel these things, deeply, and that gives
me a jolt of hope. The kid is damn angry about what's
happening down here. Maybe even angrier than his old
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Kingfish run starts in earnest offshore
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The fishing word this week is kingfish, with the fast-
moving, good-tasting fish starting to show up in some
numbers offshore. The best bet to land one is trolling ei-
ther spoons or white jigs. Backwater snook fishing is still
a little slow, but sheepshead, trout and flounder action still
remains strong. And there are a few scattered reports of
pompano being caught in the passes.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching a lot of sheepshead, a couple of snook
at night as well as pompano, mackerel and black drum.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers at
the pier have been doing well with a few mackerel,
pompano and sheepshead.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 150 head of Key West grunts, por-
gies and red grouper. The six-hour trip averaged 80
head of mangrove and vermilion snapper, porgies, a
couple of black grouper and a 27-pound black fin tuna.
The nine-hour trip averaged 25 head of mangrove snap-
per, scamp, and red and black grouper. The Bay trip
averaged 50 head of black sea bass, sand perch and Key
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said snook hunting
is tough right now, compounded by a lack of white bait.
He did say that there are some real jumbo sized jacks
in the Manatee River, some up to 32 inches long tip-
ping the scales at more than 15 pounds. Saturday was
a good day, though, with Bill Love and Sean of Buf-
falo, N.Y., hooking up with flounder, snook and some
of those big jacks.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said snapper are re-
ally thick offshore, a fish that should start to really
come into its own this month. Look for the tasty fish
near any of the offshore ledges. Kingfish started to
show up in some numbers Saturday, with a 30-pounder
brought to the marina. Look for kings anywhere from
along the beaches to about seven miles out.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing very well with snook near the Island
and close to any mangroves. There are also some good-
sized trout and a few flounder out on the seagrass flats.
Capt. Phil Shields said kingfish and mackerel are
starting their runs offshore, with grouper fishing farther
out remaining excellent.
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every TUNE-UP performed and do-
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Cathy Ciccolella proudly shows off her whopper cobia caught with Capt. Jonnie Walker just off the mouth of
New Pass last week. Helping her hold up the 42-inch fish are her father, Chick Ciccolella and Uncle Ed. The
cobia was caught on a jig and, according to Cathy, made very fine eating after being steaked and grilled.
Islander Photo: Bob Ardren.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been putting his char-
ters onto several legal-sized linesiders. White bait is
still hard for him to come by, too.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching a lot
of snook and reds, with some of the snook tipping the
scales at more than 10 pounds. Look for lots of catch-
On my boat Magic we've been catching a mixed
bag of mackerel, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, trig-
ger fish, a few legal grouper and lots of catch-and-re-
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's caught some nice le-
gal-sized snook, and expects the linesiders to really
start to show up soon.
Deep Sea Sports Fishing
P.O. Box 594 Captain Phil Shields
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2727
It's Hard To
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's hearing
more and more reports of kingfish starting to show up,
with lots of mackerel being caught with spoons or small
white jigs. Snook fishing is improving by the day, he
said, and grouper fishing continues its excellent streak.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said he's catching Spanish
mackerel about seven miles out in the Gulf. There are
also big bonita picking up cut bait in about 50 feet of
water. Al Gun of Anna Maria caught a good catch of
catch-and-release reds and gag and red grouper about
20 miles out last week. Closer in, Capt. Dave said he
landed a 10-pound king about 20 miles west of
Good luck and good fishing.
"SPICE" SAILING CHARTERS
$20 per person Sunset Cruise
$25 per person 1/2 Day Cruise or
1/2 Day Cruise to Egmont Key
Swim Picnic Shelling
Complimentary Soft Drinks
Ed Hartung 778-3240
U.S.C.G. Lic. Capt.
Located at Galati Marine Basin
SALES & SERVICE
Walk-Around and Center Console
Fishing Boats from 18' to 25'
( llrlr l '
Sta 9.g at
S Vee Bottom & Jon Boats
available 10' to 18'
JALITY THAT SETS THE STANDARD Starting at 325.
Y~ig i .
SFive O'Clock Marine
S"Quality Services and Products at Affordable Prices"
o P. O. Box 775 412 Pine Ave
Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 813-778-5577
ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
11:33 1.7ft 5:02 0.3ft - 5:35 0.1ft
12:08 1.6ft 5:21 0.5ft 11:51a1.8ff 6:08 0.0ff
12:50 1.5ft 5:39 0.6ft 12:10 1.9ft 6:43 -0.1 ft
2:29 1.4ft 6:57 0.7ft 1:35 2.0ff 8:22 -0.1ft
3:13 1.2ft 7:16 0.8ft 2:04 2.1ft 9:07 -0.1ft
4:04 1.2ft 7:41 0.9ft 2:39 2.1ft 9:56 -0.1ft
5:08 1.1ft 8:04 0.9ft 3:22 2.0ft 10:58 0.0ft
* Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
* Fuel Live Bait
* Ship's Store
* Bottom Painting
* Boat Storage
* Bulk Oil
* BOAT RENTAL
AIR CONDITIONING DUCT CLEANING
Anna Maria Island Longboat Key
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Prudential fetes sales specialists
Carol Heinze, Karin Stephan and T. Dolly Young
of the Anna Maria Island office of The Prudential
Florida Realty have recently earned the company's
"Signature Properties Specialist" designation.
This designation is awarded to sales professionals
who have experience and training to market luxury real
estate and an understanding of special demands of both
the buyers and sellers of luxury properties.
The Prudential Florida Realty recently unveiled its
new Signature Properties Program. The program is de-
signed to meet the special needs of high-end properties.
Top producers announced
The Prudential Florida Realty Anna Maria Island
office has announced that its top lister for the month of
February is Horace Gilley.
The Island branch's top seller is Bruce Skorupa.
Neal & Neal, Realtors, announce that the company's
top seller for the month of February was Rose Schnoerr
and its top listing agency was John Green.
Lightning trip planned Sunday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is spon-
soring a trip to the Thunderdome to see the Tampa Bay
Lightning play the Florida Panthers on Sunday, April
2. Cost: $30/$21, includes transportation. Information
and tickets: 383-2466.
Number changed at Blake
HCA L.W. Blake Hospital's Physician's Referral
number has been changed to 1-800-530-1188. Hours
are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free service offers call-
ers information about area physicians, their specialties,
education, office location, languages spoken and those
accepting new patients.
Investment talk set for Tuesday
At 10:15 am. on Tuesday, April 4, an hour-long In-
vestment Basics seminar will be held at the Island
Branch Library, Holmes Beach.
BAY VIEWS and
mouth of canal
frontage from deep
water lot in prime
within walking distance
to beach. Just reduced
to $147,500. Call
DESIRABLE ISLAND VILLAGE Spacious 2BR/2BA
top floor unit. Prime Holmes Beach location. Open floor
plan, lovely views, large screened porch, walk-in closet,
two pools, tennis court, garage parking, steps to great
beach. Priced at $119,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
DIRECT GULF FRONT unit in Anna Maria Islands fin-
est complex. Prime unit with tiled floors throughout.
Heated pool, spa, elevator w/secured lobby, covered
parking and spectacular views. Offered at $229,500.
Call Dave Moynihan for details, evenings 778-7976.
OCEAN PARK TERRACE Enjoy sunsets from your
own roof top patio when you buy this centrally lo-
cated, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA condo with a Gulf
view. Includes pool, balconies, storage, secured
building, elevator, great location on new beach.
Priced at $229,000. Call Ed Oliveira for details.
TWO GULF FRONTS Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA apart-
ments on wide, sandy walking beach. Close to shop-
ping and restaurants. Perfect investment property or
second home. Offered at $99,900 and $105,000. Call
BEACH PLAZA Affordable Island living with excellent
Gulfviews from the 2BR/1BA unit in this small complex,
across the street from wide walking beach. Good central
location, close to shopping and restaurants. Strong rental
opportunity. Priced at $77,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
GULF FRONT Exceptional value for this 2BR direct
Gulf front apartment in small ten unit complex with
quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide sandy beach
and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Offered
at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
GULF VIEW TRIPLEX Recently renovated, tastefully
furnished units that offer a flexible floor plan. Large
common sundeck with great view of the Gulf. Laundry
on premises. Now operated as vacation rentals. Priced
at $255,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
GULFFRONTI Great views and wide sandy walking
beach enhance this turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit.
Well-maintained complex with pool, covered parking,
and storage room. Excellent rental opportunity. Priced
at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
11 9701 Guif Drve P0 Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
NEW LISTING IN 5400
Ground floor condo in the island finest gulf front
complex. 1BR/1BA unit with large Florida room for
over night Guest. Turnkey fumished "Island Style."
Just steps to the beach. Only $85,500. Call Pat
Jackson at 778-3301 or Ken Jackson at 778-6986.
Broker Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemary Schulte,
Mike Schulte, Darlene Masone, Stephanie Bell
-IsloodReolty WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M.
g~T~~-- / J SATURDAY 9A.M. to NOON
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 30, 1995 I PAGE 29 [I]I
BY RICH NORRIS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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38 Reliable hearsay
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48 Give some slack
49 Pot starter
52 Frequently lost
53 1957 Cy Young
54 Sunny skies
58 Worker at a
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88 Music box,
89 Johnny -
90 Good manners
92 Takes after
95 Edward VIll's
97 Is furious
99 "-- luego"
105 Kimono ties
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114 Double agent
115 Go (to), by car
118 Popular summer
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8 Country mailing
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14 Overtime cause
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31 Time and again
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37 Lab tube
40 Biblical verb
44 Lucy's best pal
45 Sci-fi or
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52 Sister of Lazarus
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63 Imitative words
64 Josephine Tey
65 Wyo neighbor
66 Firm up
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68 Bring together
69 It's easily erased
70 Agassi rival
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77 Make or break
78 Netman Nastase
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91 Opposite of
94 Makes tolerable
97 Word with
98 Skier's aid
99 Murder suspect.
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109 Credit info
Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 750 per minute for the call.
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TOP PRODUCER P
& TOP LISTER
Of Anna Maria Island Office
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fl FULL SERVICE
Open Six Days a Week
S SEASONAL RENTALS
SPerico Bay Club and Island
from $1.800 mo
Runaway Bay 1/1 $575 mo
West Bay Cove -
Bay View, 2/2 $885 mo i
Anna Maria Island -
Duplex/Dock $800 mo
Call (813) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665
504 70th Street, HB .............................
125 47th St., HB......................... ...........
524 70th St., HB ....................... ............
609 Ambassador Lane, HB........................
620 Fox Street, Longboat .........................
611 Foxworth Lane, HB ..........................
607 Ivanhoe Lane, HB ................................
2500 Gulf Drive, BB .............................
607 North Point Dr, HB ..........................
513 Loquat, AM ....................... .............
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ...................
609 North Point Dr., HB ............................
412 Bay Palms Dr. ............................
518 Bayview Dr., LBK ...........................
501 Key Royale .......................................
HOMES OFF ISLAND
1612 38th Ave. W., Bradenton ...................... $39,900
1904 52nd Ave. W., Bradenton ..................... $79,000
6910 18th Ave. W., Bradenton ....................
7211 41st Ct. E., Sarasota..........................
4907 Mangrove Pt. Rd., Bradenton ............
6709 88th St., Bradenton ............................
1624 Palma sola Blvd., Bradenton..............
4902 64th Dr. W., Bradenton .....................
4511 Mangrove Pt. Rd., Bradenton ...........
6818 Pleasant Hill, Bradenton ...................
4317 Hervrides Ct., Bradenton ...................
600 Manatee Ave. #114................................ $79,900
3805 East Bay Dr., #310............................. $123,900
6005 Gulf Dr., #216..................................... $129,900
3805 East Bay Dr. #304................................ $94,900
3701 East Bay Dr. #9-B .............................. $134,900
600 Manatee Ave. #113.............................. $142,500
1007 Gulf Dr. N. #215 ................................. $142,900
1007 Gulf Dr. N. #213 ................................. $146,900
6500 Flotilla Dr. #225 .................................. $149,000
6006 Gulf Dr. #212...................................... $174,900
6300 Flotilla Dr. #110.................................. $109,000
1007 Gulf Dr. N. #208 ................................. $152,900
1800 Gulf Dr. N. #215 ................................. $159,900
1007 Gulf Dr. N. #105 ................................. $172,900
6700 Gulf Dr. #14...................................... $224,900
6500 Flotilla Dr. #235 .................................. $129,900
3805 East Bay Dr. #201 ............................ .. $84,900
600 Manatee Ave. # 128 .............................. $129,900
6500 Flotilla Dr. t203 .................................. $134,900
6804 Gulf Dr. ............................................. $186,900
4800 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ................... $138,900
CONDOS OFF ISLAND
206 Pine Needle Dr., Bradenlon ................... $72,500
LOTS & ACREAGE
4000 Gulf of Mexico, LBK ........................... $150,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico, LBK ........................... $335,000
3700 East Bay Dr., HB ............................. $225,000 l
107 Bay Blvd., AM ................................ $395,000
17th & Gulf Dr., BB ..................................... $450,000
517 Blue Heron, AM.................................... $500,000
2503 Ave. B, BB.......................................... $55,000
10205 Old Tampa Rd., Ellenton.................... $70,000
708 44th Ave. E., Ellenton ..................... $74,900
5600 Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sara. ............. $329,000
PERICO BAY CLUB
870 Audubon Dr. ......................................... $99,000
876 Audubon Dr. ....................................... $86,000
706 Estuary ................................................. $94,500
831 Audubon Dr.......................................... $120,000
1105 Edgewater Circle.............................. $129,900
509 Sanderling Circle.................................. $129,900
1241 Edgewater Circle................................ $140,900
1341 Perico Point.Circle ............................. $168,000
1020 Ibis court .......................................... $168,500
941 Sandpiper Circle .................................. $110,000
1371 Perico Pt. Cir.................................... $150,000
1261 Spoonbill Landings............................. $153.500 i
807 18th Ave. W., Bradenton......... ........... $154,900
710 60th St. Ct. E., Bradenton .................... $180,000
2112 First St. W., Bradenton....................... $350,000
3100 Gulf Dr., HB........................................ $450,000
4016 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ................... $750,000 .
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK ................... $850,000
CALL 778-2261 Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
II PAGE 30 E MARCH 30, 1995 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
WATERFRONT BEAUTY -507 65th St., Holmes Beach. Delight-
ful, bright 2BR/2BA home on sailboat water. Convenient Holmes
Beach location. Nothing to do here except move right in! This one
won't last long at $179,900. Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or Kathy
Granstad at 778-778-4136.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035 (813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
These two duplexes, located west of Gulf Dr., each
have two 2BR/1BA apartments. All four units have
an excellent rental history and are only two block
from shopping and one block from the Gulf. Storage,
laundry, center courtyard and more. 3007 & 3009
Ave. E., Holmes Beach. $239,00 for both! Call 778-
6427 or your local Realtor.
GULF FRONT RETREAT
Magnificent Gulf front estate is situated directly on the Gulf! Over
3700 sq. ft. under brand new roof in this three bedroom, 2.5 bath
home plus separate master suite where you may enjoy breath-
taking sunsets Unusual custom-design allows each section of
home to be self-contained so you may close up section of home
not in use. downstairs includes shower room, workshop, three
carports and spacious parking area. Privacy wall surrounds this
lovely property plus lush tropical foliage. One-of-a-kind Gulf prop-
ertyl $950,000 & owner financing. Call Marie Franklin for appt.
MARIE 0 1 LIC REAL ESTAT E
Fn.KL. REALTY BROER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Rorida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250
TI W II IKT IILH TVITrnW
Dear Property Owners:
Would you like more personal
care and involvement for your
rental property? As a rental
agent for Horizon Realty in
Anna Maria, I am committed to
'- give your property the T.L.C. it
deserves. Please call today!
Alice Zoller, Rental Agent
of Anna Maria Inc.
420 Pine Av. Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
MANY "motivated sellers"
Now Available! Call me today...
Absolutely breathtaking view over the bay to Skyway
bridge and your sailboat on your private dock. From
this totally renovated 2/2 home. Situated on 2 lots.
Gourmet kitchen, white tiles throughout the kitchen
and familyroom. Berber carpet in livingroom. 2 car
garage with lots of extra storage. $389,000.
Step back into history in this old-time 3 bedroom, 2
bath home with hardwood floors, high ceilings and
big porch. Detached 2 car garage, large lot with ma-
ture trees and beautiful beach. $350,000. $325,000.
With over 255' fronting on Key Royale Pass. This
artist's home captures the essence of island living
with it's 4 or 5 bedrooms and 3/5 baths. Add a fire-
place, oak & tile floors and an art studio with sky-
lights. Two boat docks, mooring whips and davits
complete with a knockout view. $415,000.
Gorgeous view with 120' on the water. Three bed-
room, two baths with a fireplace in the living room
and a comfortable study/den. Almost all the room
have a panoramic view of the Skyway. Loads of
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
3101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
ISLAND VILLAGE: Lovely decorator perfect condo. 2
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. spacious open floor plan with a
view of Tampa Bay, new ceramic tile & wall paper, within
walking distance of the beach. $119,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
LONGBOAT VILLAGE: Well kept, 3 bedroom, 2 bath el-
evated home. Great room design with cathedral ceiling,
skylight, screened lanai, all appliances and heat pump
with recovery system. Priced at $159,500. Please call
Carol R. Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
ESTATE SALE REDUCED: Bayfront 2 bedroom, 2
bath corner ground floor condo in park like setting. Steps
to pool and tennis. Furnished turnkey. Outstanding value
at $118,000. Call Carol R. Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718
RARE WATERFRONT LOT on quiet cul-de-sac near
open end of canal. Private community where each home
reflects pride of ownership. Hurry before its gone. Call
Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
FULFILL YOUR WATERFRONT DREAM HERE
Seawalled deep water canal lot leading to Intracoastal
Waterway with Gulf access. Sailboats are welcome only
$82,500. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
SAN REMO CANAL FRONT LOT. One of the last in
an area of fine homes. $74,900. Call Marion Ragni
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS ..
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 30, 1995 0 PAGE 31 Ilj -
Come ride with me!
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We'll find your place in paradise.
When Buying or Selling,
Ed can make your
Island Dream come true!
2217 Gulf Drive
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5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
jSI SAND PEBBLE REALTY INC.
UNIT 56-NORTH BEACH VILLAGE-$169,900
6250 HOLMES BLVD., HOMES BEACH
This beautiful townhouse has 2 large Bed-
rooms, 2.5 Baths, a large 2-car garage with
good storage. Two year old unit features up-
graded appliances, like new carpet, inter-com
system. Beautiful setting over-looking pool and
a short walk to beach.
Call John Zirzow 778-9171 or office 753-1620
This 2BR/1BA condo sits across from the Gulf.
Beautiful sunsets from the balcony. New carpet &
JUST REDUCED $73,900
CALL CHUCK WILEY at 792-1163
AFTER HOURS 795-2717
M. MLS E[
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We've moved to a new location
309 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
Come Check Us Out
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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Just like new! 3BR, 2BA
townhouse. Brand new berber carpet, paint and turn-key fur-
nished. Beautiful tropical setting and community pool. Steps to
the Gulf. Great assumable financing S 69,500. $164.500. Call
GULF-BAY REALTY of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.
309 PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA
WHAT A VIEW
Why is RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY the #1
residential sales office in Manatee County?
BECAUSE WE DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!
RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY TWO LOCATIONS:
3007 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton 758-7777* 24 hour number 758-7777
5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 778-7777 24 hour number 778-7777
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT 3 bedrooms, fireplace, fabulous
views of Tampa Bay and Skyway Bridge. Owner will finance
and wants offers. $325,000. Ask for Yvonne. 778-7777.
BUILD YOURSELF A BIG DUPLEX with Gulf and Bay
views. Only a few duplex lots left on the Island. $49,900. Ask
for Yvonne 778-7777 or after hours 795-0105.
100 X 100 LOTS. 2 blocks to Manatee Public Beach. Zoned
R4, various uses permitted, incl. daycare. $92,500 each.
Terri Robertson 778-7777 or 795-2676 eves.
$10,000 PRICE REDUCTIONI Spacious 4 bedroom built
in 1991. West of Gulf Dr., 3 block to beach, 1 block to
Marina. Large screened patio. Room for pool. $229,000.
Ask for Terri. 778-7777.
EINFACH TRAUMHAFTI Ein Sprung zum Strand!
Verbringgen Sie Ihren Urlaub hier und vermieten Sie fuer
den Rest des Jahres. 3 Schlafzimmer, 2 Baeder.
$159,900. Bitte fragen Sie nach Wiebke Abends 746-
0263 eves or 778-7777.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3 bedrooms, turnkey fur-
nished. Like new! $159,900. Ask for Weibke 778-7777 or
GREAT BOATING WATERS Very nice complex 2 bed 2
bath corner unit in Palma Sola Harbor. $115,000. Call
Robert 778-7777. After hours 778-6467.
JUST REDUCED immaculate 2 bed 2 bath steps to beach,
2 car garage, elevated, workshop, porch fully enclosed. Ask
for Robert at 778-7777 or after hours 778-6467.
Weibke Bently Sandra Lee Greiner Yvonne Higgins
Realtor Broker/Salesperson Broker/Salesperson
TOO, TOO CUTE is why you should see inside this 2/1 E.
Bradenton home priced right at $52,900. Easy FHA quali-
fying on this one. Call Sandy "G" to see. 778-7777.
SPOTLESS 3 BEDROOM North Beach Village
townhouse with decorator touches. This home is immacu-
late and roomy 1500 sq. ft. A pleasure to see at $172,500.
Ask for Sandy "G." 778-7777.
GULF & BAY VIEWS, a boat dock, fenced backyard, and
room for a pool included with this updated duplex. Ask for
Barbara Turner 778-7777 or 778-4399 after hours.
POOL + 3760 sq. ft. DUPLEX PRIME LOCATION new sid-
ing, sprinkler system, impressive setting, walk to beach.
Barbara Turner 778-7777 or 1-800-894-9587. $240,000.
The home has 2BR/2.5BA w/2 car garage and
the apartment has 2BR/1BA. This excellent lo-
cation is on a quiet street, in a great neighbor-
hood west of Gulf Dr. The Gulf is only one
short block away. 119 46th St., Holmes Beach
$188,000. Call 778-6427 or your local Realtor.
Anna Maria City at Bean Point
living area turnkey furnished. $419,000. Call
778-4349 or 1-800-694-2221.
Jean Barbara Turner
B] PAGE 32 E MARCH 30, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
SIsland Realtfy Group
North end of island, near beaches. Price in- rot
cludes state approved plans for a 3 bedroom/ inc
3 bath elevated new home that will have pla
some beautiful water views. $145,000. Call Re
Peggy or Alice 778-0426. to
(813) 778-0426 sor
; HORIZON REALTY
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA. FI. 14716
CANAL HOME & EXCITING INNOVATIVE IDEAS!
SOver 4100 sq. ft., 3BR/4BA Customized kitchen plus pantry room.*
Spacious Florida room & custom built-ins. Fireplace, stereo system
& wet bar. 341 sq. ft master suite with fireplace. Spacious master
closet, bath, dressing room. Unique free-form pool, Jacuzzi & BBO *
Carolina stone garden & waterfall in pool. Newly replaced seawall, boat
dock & drive.
Call Marie Franklin. REDUCED PRICE! $390,000
MARIE LC. REA ESTATE
"FRL REALTY W BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250
214 Sycamore, Anna Maria City
April 2, 1:00 to 3:00
Fantastic 4BR/3BA two story home. Many extras deco-
rate this custom home. A short walk to beautiful sun-
sets. Just $289,000. Your Hosts, Kathy Granstad and
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MARTINIQUE SOUTH incredible view over-
looking the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the spectacu-
lar sunsets. 2 bedroom 2 bath with 2 car ga-
rage that offers heated pool, storm shutters,
tennis and a secured lobby. #55723. $1.45,000.
See Carol Heinze or eves. 792-5721.
WEST BRADENTON SPECIAL 3 bedroom 2
bath split design with nice yard. Great location.
Close to shopping, beaches, golf courses and
hospital. #60374. $89,900. See Horace T.
Gilley 792-0758 anytime.
DUPLEX BEACH BEAUTY 100' frontage on
Intracoastal waterway. Fabulous view of the
bay. Enjoy paradise living just steps away to
the white sand beaches. #60202. $269,000.
See Roni Price or eves. 778-5585.
BAYFRONT ESTATES W/
GUEST QTRS. 5 Ac. Terra Ceia
Bay w/4-5BR/3BA home. 2 boat
docks. Room for adcrl house.
$462,000. 1 Ac MOL-300' on
Tampa Bay-A.M. Island. 3BR/
3BA, spa, boat basin, lush gar-
dens/citrus grove. $495,000.
RESTAURANTS- Anna Maria
Island-Gulf beach views. Seats ... ,.
85+21 outdoor seating. Furish-
ings/equipment. 2 COP. $520,000. T. Dolly Young
B'ton 150 seats-retail space, REALTOR/IMS
lounge, 4 COP, 10 yr. established. Multi-Million Sales
Excellent ROI. Excellent visibility 778-5427
on major hwy. $350,000.
CONDOS- Westbay Cove 1BR/1 BA Ige. Poolside turnkey.
Martinique 3BR/1BA turnkey. OWNER FINANCING, mag-
nificent Gulf beach views. $169,900
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OFFICE FOR SALE Fax machine ($200) rarely used,
large executive desk w/computer stand ($200). All very
good condition. 778-3171.
BRIDGESTONE MB2 mountain bike. 26" inch black
metallic 15 spd. Like new 778-7746.
ORIENTALIA- Like new, all pieces are black lacquer. Set
of Coromandel Garden Stools with 18 kt. gold leaf inlay,
$69 each. Set makes great glass coffee table. Set of large
Ming chairs with silk cushion, $250 each. 778-9293.
PACKARD BELL 386 computer w/monitor, 14-4 mo-
dem, CD-ROM drive, lots of extras. $800 OBO. For
more info call Bill 778-5455.
BLUE & WHITE camel back sofa. Polished cotton, En-
glish cottage look. Excellent condition. $250.778-0311.
FROM THE 40s and 50s, 12 table radios, mostly tube
type; 50 extra tubes; complete short wave set; $75 for all.
ROYAL COPENHAGEN and B&G Christmas plates
from the 60s and 70s, $15 each; figurines, Balloon
Lady, Laming Time, etc. $50 each, 778-6835.
4 FAMILY yard sale. 2512 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach.
Fri. & Sat., March 31 & April 1. 9-2pm something for ev-
eryone. Follow signs and balloons.
MOVING IN SALE 513 58th St., Holmes Beach. Sat.,
April 1, 8-12. Dishes, double bed, misc. items.
4-FAMILY CARPORT SALE 310 64th St., Holmes
Beach. Sat., April 1. 9-3. Rain or shine. No early birds.
LARGE GARAGE SALE 742 Jacaranda, Anna Maria.
Fri. & Sat., March 31 & April 1. Household items, furni-
ture, bikes, toys, dishes & golf equipment.
YARD/ESTATE SALE -28 5th St., Paradise Bay Estates,
10315 44th Ave. W. (Cortez Rd). Sat, April 1. 8-4.
HUGE BLOCK SALE Ave. C & 25th St. N. Sat, April 1.
Baby items, furniture, plants, aquarium, everything goes.
LOST yellow beach shoe 778-4408.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Class incorporates hand-held weights
(1-2 lb.) with low impact movements to burn fat while
toning. Can participate without weights. Classes are:
Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-8:00PM; Thursday 10:30-
11:30AM and Saturday 9-10AM. For info call Geri 779-
2129. Also personal fitness training, lectures/workshops
on fitness topics, reasonable rates.
WANTED WW II, Korea, Vietnam and other veterans
of Foreign War to join Island VFW Post. Call NOW! Bob
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. House calls. Cats
or dogs. Day-Week-or Month. Reasonable Rates. (Is-
land only). 778-1012.
'95 CHEVY S-10 Blazer. Burgundy, auto, air, PW, PB,
power locks, fully loaded & over $2,000 in after factory
extras. Only 10K miles. Asking $23,000. Call Anytime
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
DIVE CHARTERS Leave from island. Two-tank dive
$50, includes tanks. Sea Trek Divers, Inc. 105 7th St.
N., Bradenton Beach. 779-1506.
SCUBA SCRUB INC. Mobile underwater hull cleaning.
Improve your boats performance today. 778-8681.
IF YOU HAVE A BOAT but still have trouble catching
fish, you need to call me. Third-generation Florida fish-
ing guide for hire. U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Versa-
tile and capable of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, mar-
lin and dolphin in the Florida Keys or offshore grouper
andl snapper. Have good numbers for offshore reefs
and barges. Ask for David Futch. 813-778-1524.
Calling ALL, VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call Dorothy Stevenhagen, 795-0148 if you can give a
few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
HELP! Night-time, full-time, bus help. Ivo's Fine Dining
on LBK. 383-8898.
$1,000 per week or more can be yours anytime in
your own home based business. Galaxy Crystal &
CLEANING and light yard work 20 hours per week. In-
cludes weekends and holidays. Haley's Motel 778-5405.
COOKS, DISHWASHERS, WAITSTAFF. 5350 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., LBK. Contact Paul Russell at the Hunt
WANTED P/T SECRETARY with word processing/
computer skills. Must be flexible and dependable. PO
Box 253, Anna Maria 34216.
HELP WANTED lawn service. 778-1345.
COOK FULL-TIME 7am to 3pm. Not a seasonal po-
sition. Apply in person 2-4 at Island Inn. 1701 Gulf
DISHWASHER plus PREP PERSON wanted immedi-
ately. Thurs thru Sun. Call 778-3953 ask for Dave.
LOOKING for a person who likes people and working with
crafts. Part to full time depending on season. Apply in
person Pirate Pete's, 2219 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Bch.
"Call with confidence." Manatee Home Health Care. We
offer experience/dependability, and quality care. We
help in assisting people to stay in the comfort of their
own home. Companion/sitters live-ins, housekeepers,
errands/appointment, escorts, transportation. Reason-
able rates. Call 745-9377.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports or prescription delivery. Flat rates. Sun-
shine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL places available
for ages 2 thru 12. Individual attention in small groups.
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-2967.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
INCOME TAX SERVICE and accounting. 25 years ex-
perience. Your neighborhood representative Pat
Kenney; Kenney Tax Service; phone 778-6024.
MANATEE MOWERS Island Lawn Service. Respon-
sible, reliable and reasonable. Call Donnie Rivera 778-
7508 for free estimate.
ANNA MARIA Glass & Screen in addition to all your glass,
screen and stained glass needs now introduces window
and screen washing. Call 778-2022 for appointments.
SEWALL MAINTENANCE Joint sealing, erosion con-
trol, commercial diving. Best work in town at the right
price. Local resident of 12 years. Work guaranteed. Cliff
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
"HATE TO IRON & CLEAN?" Reasonable rates and
many Island references. Pick-up and delivery. Also al-
terations. No smoke environment. 778-4680.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your conve-
nience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax, shampoo,
engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned,
tires & trim dressed and much more. Protect your invest-
ment. Call Damon on mobile number 320-0110. Please
leave a message for quick reply if not available.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware Holmes Beach 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody,
shampoo-steam, deodorize, living rm, dining rm & hall,
$34.95. 11 year in the business. No hidden prices. 794-
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 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 references. Lic.
#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, stucco, tile, pavers &
concrete. In business since 1978. Lic #MC00318. Dave
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
PLAYTA CNANL IAUA
Where miles of powder-white sand meet the sparkling
Gulf of Mexico. 2BR/2BA top floor condo View of Gulf
from balcony, elevator, on-site manager, parking garage,
heated pool & spa. PRICE REDUCED $174,900.
Call Helen White 778-6956 or
M Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
MLS NEAL & NEAL REALTORS 778-2261 _.
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Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
213 54th St. Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
SCoastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 YearsExperience
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Serving Anna Maria. Longboat
Key. Cortez. West Bradenton
EMERGENCY SERVICE -
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Serving the Islands Since 1969.
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Free Estimates 748-3558
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INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
HOME IMPROVEMENT & REMODELING Carpentry,
27 yrs experience specializing in work on the Island. No
job too small. 747-5808.
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of home
repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experience. Insured,
island resident, references available. Jim 779-2129.
OFFICE SPACE, professional building with elevator in
centrally located Holmes Beach. $200 and up. Call Mike
Norman Realty. 778-6696.
GULF FRONT EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA. Furnished
residence at 102 77th St. with spectacular views. Avail-
able April 95 and June-Sept 95. Call Dave Moynihan
Realtor 778-2246 or evenings 778-7976.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2/2 Perico Bay with breathtaking
view avail/Feb. 15. 1st, last & security $850/mo. Sea-
sonal rentals, many choice rentals available for Feb.,
March & April. Contact Debbie Thrasher Prudential
Florida Realty 778-2055 or 778-3395.
FURNISHED STUDIO condo available 10/1/95.
Gulfront, heated pool, cable, washer/dryer, tile. Avail-
able week, month, seasonal. Reserve now for 96. 813-
GULF FRONT 3BR/2BA immaculate beach house on
N. Shore Drive. Steps to water. Best on beach! Avail-
able: April 16-May 1 & July 1-July 8. $800 to $1,000 a
SEASONAL April thru June. 1BR fumished apt. near City
Pier Anna Maria. Weekly, monthly. 778-4543 after 6 pm.
ANNUAL, 1 BR/1 BA apt w/screened lanai. $600/mo includes
water, lawn & trash. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
VACATION RENTALS by the month or week. Call Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.
CONDO ON GULF available April 1. Pool, tennis. 1BR
$1,600/mo. 2/BR $2,000/mo. 778-0076.
GULF FRONT beach house Immaculate 3BR/2BA
vacation rental on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria.
sunset view from every room, steps to water. Best on
beach. Available seasonal or monthly December, 1996
through May, 1996. $3,000 per month. Discount for
season. Call now! 778-3171.
FURNISHED APT. Brand-new 2BR turnkey, W/D, dish-
washer. Available March 15, seasonal. 778-3364.
ANNUAL-SEASONAL, 1BR/1BA fully furnished, quiet
neighborhood, private yard, 1/2 block to beach. 778-9413.
SEASONAL, 2BR/1BA home, screened porch, cable
TV, W/D, garage, close to beach. 813-689-0925.
LOVELY DUPLEX.UNIT, 3BR/2BA, 210 81st Street,
Holmes Beach. Available winter 1995-96. (813) 962-0817.
GULF/BAYFRONT North Shore Dr., Anna Maria. 2BR/
2BA, large enclosed porch. Wk/Mo/Sn. Book now for
BEAUTIFUL CONDO 2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay, HB. Two
heated pools, tennis, prime area to shopping/beaches.
No pets. Avail Jan & Feb 1996. Evenings 792-1554.
SEASONAL ONLY Nov. thru April, Holmes Beach rental.
Furnished 2BR/2.5 BA, Florida room, washer & dryer,
enclosed garage. Near Gulf. Owner/Realtor 792-8340.
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
Winter 1996. $850/wk. Gulf front. 813-949-3713.
1000 SQ FT of Retail/Commercial space. 5508 Marina
Drive. Ask for Dennis, 778-3924.
UNEXPECTED OPENING for month of April. Rent this
3BR/2BA house. Steps from beach. Great deal waiting
for you 778-5587.
SIX MONTH RENTAL available Nov-May. 3BR/2BA
doll house steps to beach. Everything you need is here.
Enjoy a little bit of heaven on Holmes Beach. 778-5587.
CANAL HOME, 2BR/2BA, den, equip. kit., W/D, cable,
2 decks. WK/MO/Season. Call 513-891-9703 or after 3/
FOR RENT 2BR apt. available now. 2BR apt. available
April 1. 1 BR apt. available April 6. 778-5814.
HOLMES BEACH, one bedroom, fully furnished, 100
yds to Gulf. No pets. 778-5246.
HOLMES BEACH, fumished 2BR/1 BA with large lanai and
spa, tropical setting. 100 yds to Gulf. No pets. 778-5246.
Social news is welcome at The Islander...
call 778-7978 to find out how to be included.
CHARMING NORTH END beach cottage. Available
May-Oct. Completely furnished 3BR/2.5BA. Drive by
806 Jacaranda then call 746-6269.
WANTED TO LEASE for 1996 Jan-Feb-March, 3 bed-
room or equivalent. Ground level, prefer within walking
distance to Island Library. 778-6435.
WANTED permanent residence on Anna Maria Island.
Prefer small 2BR house. I am retiree, do not smoke or
drink. I will take good care of your property. Tom 723-1506.
YEARLY Anna Maria on waterfront next to City Pier. 2BR,
large FL room, heated pool & private court yd. All utilities
included except electric. $800/mo. 201 S. Bay. 778-9188.
GULF FRONT Beautiful 1 BR/1 BA dream rentals. Annual
& seasonal. Best beach values on island. Excellent loca-
tion, steps to Gulf. Won't last, reserve now! 778-2126.
WEST OF GULF DR. 2BR/1BA, available April 17, 95
thru Nov 30, 95. Call after 5pm 813-689-0909 or leave
message on machine.
ANNA MARIA Gulf & Bay views, 1BR, patio, pool, W/D,
furnished. Annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
SEASONAL available April 1, 2BR/1BA, 1 block to
beach, furnished w/laundry & dishwasher. $400 per
week. 119 46th St. East Apt. 778-6427 eves.
WANTED ROOM TO RENT on island, 6 month mini-
mum. quiet, private, reasonable, unfurnished preferred.
mature working woman, long-time resident with refer-
ences. Ask for Barbara at 794-8422.
95-96 SEASONAL, non-smoking beachside waterfront
townhome, 2BR/2BA, pool, dock, from $1,500 per
month owner/broker 795-5707. No smokers please.
LOVELY 2BR/2BA duplex available May thru Dec.
Completely furnished, cable, microwave, dishwasher. 1
short block to tree-shaded beach and shopping. Sorry,
no pets. $665/month plus utilities. 778-2190.
GULF FRONT 3BR/2BA house in Anna Maria. Avail-
able Dec. 95 & March 96. 1-813-920-5595.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX two furnished 2BR/2BA apts.
Oct '95 thru March '96. $1100/mo. 813-949-6891.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
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BEST BUY on the water Extraordinary views of Egmont
and Passage Keys. Owner financing available. Call
Paul Collins at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman Villa. $156,000.
Call Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin & Assoc. 383-9501.
OPEN HOUSE Sun. April 2. 1-4. 1230 Spoonbill Land-
ings, Perico Bay Club. Jack Monahan at Ron Baldwin
& Assoc. 383-9501.
PRIVATE PARTY is looking to buy an island lot, rental
or income property with 10% down seller financing. Fax
info. to 414-332-4898.
BY OWNER: Luxury townhouse on Anna Maria Island.
Lots of open space, 5/3, cathedral ceilings, wet bar,
private deck, heated pool, tennis court, steps to the
beach. 2,100 a/c square foot. Priced to sell. Going out
of country. Call: 778-7377.
OPEN SAT& SUN. 315 58th St. Holmes Beach condo.
Completely updated, 2BR/1BA, garage, W/D, available
immediately. $72,900. To see anytime 798-3981.
BY OWNER: Clean, ready to live in 2BR/1BA home in
Anna Maria! $134,900. Call 778-7127.
WESBAY COVE CONDOMINIUM. Holmes Beach gar-
den spot close to shopping, beaches & restaurants.
Waterfront & poolside units available. 2BR/2BA fur-
nished or unfurnished. Best of condominium living.
From $139,000. Call Sharon, Old Florida Realty 778-
DUPLEX Intracoastal, 2 story, 2BR & 1BR, Bradenton
Beach, Key West style, sea-wall, sailboat water.
BY OWNER: One year old 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath-
room home. Vaulted ceilings, 2-car garage. 2 blocks to
beach. $189,900. 779-1109. 266 South Harbor.
FISHING PIER, bait business & restaurant, Anna Maria
Island. Includes business & real estate. $395,000. Call
Fred Katz, Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980, 779-2044.
BAYFRONT CONDO one of a kind! Close to beach and
in-town shopping. $139,500. Call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate 778-6066.
PRICE REDUCED! Totally updated 3BR/3BA canalfront
home with private dock. $279,900. Call Richard Free-
man, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
REDUCED! Anna Maria canalfront home with updated
appliances and newer A/C. $169,500. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
KEY ROYALE Exceptional waterfront residence, 3BR/
2BA w/2 car garage, caged 40" pool & deck, deep wa-
ter dock. Immaculate. $325,000. Owner 778-2041.
GULFFRONT. Almost 1 acre on white sand beach of
Anna Maria. Possible split: Home+ lot; vacant lot: and
2/3 acre w/house 100' beach front. Call T. Dolly Young
after hours. 778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty 778-
REDUCED! Island cottage with one car garage. Now
only $79,900. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
CONDO FOR SALE 2BR/2.5BA townhouse across
from beach. Screened in porch over-looking pool, dish-
washer, W/D. $92,000. 778-7265.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE #27, by owner. Beautiful
3BR/2.5BA, 2-car.garage, large townhouse near beach,
shopping & restaurants. Heated pool, storage room, low
condo fee, many extras. This is Island living at its best!
6250 Holmes Blvd. 778-6083.
BY OWNER: Cozy Cottage, 2BR/1BA in Cortez.
IMMACULATE 3BR/2BA, completely remodeled! Ce-
ramic/oak flooring, 10" ceilings, freshly painted, across
from beach! Open Sunday 12-3. 2105 Ave. C. 778-
TOWN HOUSE, yards from beach, use as family home
or two separate apts 1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA, pool,
garden. $110,000. 954-1110.
BY OWNER Tampa Bay waterfront on Anna Maria Is-
land. 3BR/2BA, Florida room, sandy beach, deck, stone
ISLAND DREAM! 3BR home on corner lot, circular
drive, updated wiring, ceramic tile. $117,900. Lynda
Fontaine, RE/MAX Gulfstream 331-8385.
MOTEL MINDED? Going business with 6 income pro-
ducing units, heated pool & gorgeous courtyard. One
half block to beach in nice residential area. Priced to sell
$375,000. for additional information, call Connie L.
Carberry, Realtor. RE/MAX Action Group, Inc. 800-735-
4190 or 813-522-4122.
l ROOF AND HOME REPAIR
*Hurricane Resistant Home Designs
Additions and Remodeling
Call Don Tarantola RC0045125. RGO058589- PE002374 778-9244
Dependable, Courteous Service
Bruce Collins Since 1991
$ TRAINING G(
SStretching & Cardiovascular Exercises
SNutritional Advice Muscle Toning & Body Sculpting
SLectures /Workshops On Fitness Topics
422 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205 (NW Corner of 26th St. & Manatee Ave.)
Assisted Activities of Daily Living
References Available Digital pager: 794-7063
The Island Property Maintenance Co.
* Complete property maintenance on a regular basis
" Inspections weekly or more
* Immediate repairs when necessary
* Weekly & monthly rates
* Written reports sent to you each month
* Insured, Island Resident, References
If you are planning to go back to cooler weather or live
here year round & need dependable maintenance...
Call 779-2129 Jim Travis
Our mullet are
and in style.
4lore than a mullet wrapper!
. t. Per!
Bruce D. Leckey, CPA
and accounting services
CLASSIFIED AD FORM
DEADLINE: NOON MONDAY for WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classified advertising must be placed in person and paid in advance or mailed
to our office in the Island Shopping Center, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
FL 34217. We are located next to D. Coy Ducks. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Fri-
day, Saturday 10 to 2 (usually).
Minimum $5 for up to 21 WORDS. Additional words: $1.50 for each 7
words, Box: $2, One or two line headlines, line rate plus 250 per word.
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Sorry, we can not take ad copy over the telephone.
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IIB PAGE 36 0 MARCH 30, 1995 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
3900 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM to 10 PM SUNDAY 7 AM to 9 PM- PHONE 778-4100
We Welcome Food Stamps
PRICES EFFECTIVE NOW THROUGH TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1995
RIGHT HERE ON THE ISLAND!
DIET PEPSI &
'li 12 PACK CANS
"SPRING BREAK SPECIAL"
8 Pieces Fried
2 BREASTS, 2 THIGHS,
2 LEGS, 2 WINGS
1 LB. Cole Slaw
1 LB. Baked Beans
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* A--V . ... LB.
FOR SHOPPING ISLAND FOODS ...
11 AM to NOON
S"SLICED TO ORDER"