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MAY 11, 1995
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TV report skewers Bradenton Beach crime rate
By Pat Copeland
Bradenton Beach residents were surprised last
week when a Channel 13 news report named their po-
lice department the worst in the bay area based on its
low crime clearance rate.
The clearance rate is the percentage of crimes that
are solved. The city's clearance rate is based on an
average of all crimes committed in the city.
"They left the impression that because our clear-
ance rate is low, that might have an effect on the
quality of life in this city," noted Police Chief Jack
The low clearance rate is due to the large number
of tourists that visit the county beach and the types of
By Bob Ardren and Paul Roat
Midnight amendments to a proposal to financially
compensate soon-to-be-out-of-work commercial gill
net fishers bumped the funding package to more than
$47 million, but any direct income replacement has
been struck from the legislation.
About $20 million has been set aside for the pur-
chase of the banned near-shore gill nets, $10 million for
seeking information about
the retraining, net buy-
back, compensation or
low-interest loan programs
approved by the Florida
Legislature should call
either Mark Taylor or
Virginia Benson with the
Florida Department of
Labor. Benson: Mobile
job retraining and $17
million for compensa-
tion for commercial
fishers, according to
Florida Department of
provision will allow
commercial gill net
fishers to receive un-
ance, something not
them as independent
would be $250 per
week for six months.
The minimum amount
of fish sold to qualify would have to be at least $2,500
worth of soon-to-be-banned fish or fish products, such
as mullet roe, in one year.
The compensation legislation comes in the wake of
last fall's overwhelming decision by Florida voters to
halt all gill net fishing in the near-coastal waters of the
state. Just about anything larger than a 12 1/2-foot cast
net is prohibited within three miles of shore in the Gulf
of Mexico beginning July 1.
State officials will buy only nets that are in good
condition. The amount of money paid for nets will be
determined using a formula of how much income was
derived from fishing in a year, with more money being
paid for more nets for those who used the nets the most.
For example, fishers making less than $10,000 a year
may only sell six nets to the state while fishers making less
than $30,000 may sell eight The maximum purchase from
any one fisher is 10 nets and that only from those who
make more than $30,000 annually.
There is also a provision to offer low-interest loans
to commercial fishers through the Departments of
Commerce, Environmental Protection and Community
Affairs in the state. Those loans could be used for con-
version of larger vessels to crabbing or purse seining.
Funding for the measures comes from federal
sources and from the budget of the DOL.
A proposal to increase recreational saltwater fish-
crime committed against them, said Maloney,
"The reason for our low clearance rate is the exten-
sive beach," he explained. "The types of crime they're
talking about auto burglary and theft at the beach
affect our visitors to the beach. Since there's no con-
tact between the victim and the perpetrator, our ability
to catch the perpetrator is almost nil."
Maloney said 2.5 million people visit Coquina
Beach annually. On a typical holiday weekend, such as
Easter, there were 35,000 visitors in one day.
"No other city has that volume of visitors," he
He said people should consider the city's other
"Our clearance rate for violent crimes is extremely
ing license fees to pay for the commercial fisher com-
pensation program was struck from the bill in the wan-
ing hours of the legislative session late last Friday
night, based on a Florida Senate stand of not increas-
ing any taxes or fees in the next fiscal year.
Cortezian Mark Taylor, who is assisting the DOL
as a fisheries industry assistant specialist, said the leg-
islation should appeal to recreational and commercial
fishers alike. "We're being treated as fairly as anyone
who's lost their job," Taylor said.
"My job with the Department of Labor is to let the
fishermen know retraining programs do exist out
there," he said, adding that the DOL is "trying to come
up to speed" to deal with the impending July 1 net ban.
Taylor will be working with fishers in the
Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus
county region of the state. His counterpart for Manatee and
Sarasota counties is Virginia Benson of Lee County.
The compensation and retraining measures are a
legislative reaction to last November's decision by
voters to halt nearshore gill netting for fish in state
high," he pointed out. "We only average about one
robbery a year, our home and business burglaries are
low and we haven't had a homicide in five years."
The city's overall crime rate is down except for
automobile burglaries at Leffis Key, he said, which is
in an isolated area with limited visibility from the road.
The county plans to erect a sign there warning visitors
not to leave valuables in their cars.
In contrast, the cities highlighted on the news pro-
gram with low crime clearance rates are those with
small populations, that have few or no tourists and
where "everybody knows everybody."
"I want people who watched that news program to
be clear that they are more than safe in Bradenton
Beach," stressed Maloney.
'MUMS FOR MOM' AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
There will be pots of gorgeous multi-colored chrysanthemums for sale and live band music when Island
members of the Manatee High School Marchin' Canes, and their parents, participate in the annual
"Mums for Mom" fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Anna Maria Island El-
ementary School. Sales of the Mother's Day mums ($8 apiece) will benefit the Marchin' Canes and the
high school music programs in the most important yearly fund drive for the band, the Sugar Canes and
the Color Guard. Showing off their wares at the Heritage Festival Grand Parade are, from left, Ana
Shaw, Leah Boston, Brett Pettigrew and Delores Pruden. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Joan Pettigrew.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Key Royale Bridge ......................................... 3
Island needs assessment study ..................... 4
Opinions ........................................... ........... 6
Those Were the Days ................................... 7
Announcements ........................................... 10
Stir-it-up ........................................... ........... 16
School Daze ........................................ .......... 22
Coast Lines ................................... .......... 23
Streetlife ................................. ............ 25
Anna Maria tides ......................... ........... 26
Crossword Puzzle ....................... ........... 28
Real estate.................................... ........... 28
EDm PAGE 2 a MAY 11, 1995 a THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Council goes 'round over Center appointment
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Maloney told
council last week he was embarrassed by the city's lack
of representation on the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Board of Directors.
"It looks like we're ignoring the circumstances,"
said Maloney. "Is there a reason why we don't have a
"The reason I have not named one is I feel it's
improper to have an elected official sitting on an appro-
priating body and then sitting on the body that receives
the money, especially when it's $15,000," replied
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. "I think it's unethical. If
some elected official wants to declare himself the rep-
No foot cop for
Problems along Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach
have apparently abated for the moment, at least.
That assessment was the consensus of council
members and Police Chief Jack Maloney last week.
Residents near Bridge Street had complained of noise,
disturbances and underage drinking taking place in the
area lounges earlier this year.
Mayor Katie Pierola brought up the question of
whether a full-time policeman should be assigned to
foot patrol along the street.
"Should we bite the bullet and have one man on
foot to patrol Bridge Street?" she asked Maloney.
"I've been a cop for 31 years," Maloney said, "and I
see no reasons that would justify having a foot patrolman
in the area. It is much quieter there now than it was."
A full-time patrolman on foot would cost the city
about $11,000 a year, he said, "but I believe it would
be totally unnecessary."
Maloney said 7.2 percent of the calls to police
come from the Bridge Street area, yet he and other of-
ficers spend 15-20 percent of their time on patrol there.
Vice Mayor Dick Suhre suggested the merchants
in the area begin to accept responsibility for their ac-
tions. If further police patrols and a greater law enforce-
ment presence is needed, Suhre said, perhaps the mer-
chants could hire an off-duty officer.
Councilman John Kaufmann agreed with Maloney
that the "cycle" of problems on Bridge Street has less-
ened of late, and suggested an upcoming goal setting
session could offer priorities including enhanced police
protection to the area as a top goal of the city for the
next fiscal year.
Manpower shortages earlier this year within the
police department hampered efforts to curb the noise
and drunkenness, Maloney said, but recent police of-
ficer hirings and increased patrols of the area helped
reduce the complaints.
Noise problems have also been reduced after meet-
ings with bar managers to request the doors be closed
and the music volume lowered, he said.
Noise in other parts of the city, particularly at
Cortez Beach, may be the coming "trend" law en-
forcement officers may have to tackle, though. Sev-
eral residents have complained of high-volume
"boom box" radios blasting at all hours of the day
and night, despite a tough anti-loud-noise ordinance
in Bradenton Beach.
... and Bridge Street fest
termed success; plans
in the works for 1996
Organizers of the Bridge Street Festival last month
have termed the event a huge success and are working
on a 1996 affair.
Bradenton Beach Councilman John Kaufmann pre-
sented the city a check for $2,714.48, the amount the
city loaned festival organizers for imprinting T-shirts.
"T-shirt sales were not as good as we had hoped,"
he said, but the shirts are still available from merchants
and further revenue is expected.
John Pachino, a volunteer organizer for the festi-
val, said 50 venders have indicated a willingness to
participate in the event next year. He lauded police and
sanitation workers in the city for their efforts to keep
the crowds controlled and the area tidy.
resentative that's his choice."
"If you give $15,000 to someone, wouldn't you
want to have someone there looking after it?" asked
"You're responsible for taxpayers' dollars and if
you're that closely connected there could be a prob-
lem," said Bohnenberger.
"I think we need a representative for Homes
Beach," said Councilwoman Carol Whitmore. "If you
don't want to do it, we can appoint someone."
Bohnenberger said he does not want any in-
volvement in the matter, because he feels there
might be a violation of the state's ethics statute. He
said he called the Ethics Commission and "they
won't give me an answer."
Whitmore said she would make a motion for Coun-
cilman Luke Courtney to be the city representative.
Courtney already serves on the board as a director at-large.
"According to the Center's bylaws, the city repre-
sentative is to be appointed by the mayor and it should
be the mayor or a council member," noted Courtney.
Council agreed to place the matter on the May 16
work session and invite a representative of the Center
In other business, the council approved a contract
with H. Patterson Fletcher, architect, for a feasibility
study and three options for city building designs to be
presented to council in September. The city will pay
$4,500 for the feasibility study but Fletcher will credit
$3,000 of that toward the contract.
Bradenton Beach City Clerk honored
Alice Baird, Bradenton Beach city clerk has become a member of the distinguished International Institute of
Municipal Clerks. She is the only city clerk on the Island who belongs to the organization. "Alice is really the
executive director of Bradenton Beach," Mayor Katie Pierola said, "she keeps things on an even keel, and
we're very lucky to have her." Pictured from left are son John Bingham Baird who received a "Certified
Municipal Clerk Son" award from mom, Mayor Pierola and Baird. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Bohnenberger continues to
seek extra Island marine patrol
Frustrated by the county's inaction, Holmes Beach
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger is continuing his efforts to
get additional marine patrol for the city's shoreline.
Because of reckless boats and personal water craft
operating in swimming areas, Bohnenberger requested
additional patrolling of the shoreline during peak times
of the day, especially on weekends. Bohnenberger and
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore recently met with Se-
nior Assistant County Attorney Mark Barnabey to dis-
cuss the request.
Barnabey said he had contacted Captain
McAllister of the Florida Marine Patrol who "indi-
cated that only one boat is assigned to the county due
to funding restrictions and that boat cannot be as-
signed to a single location."
In addition, the Manatee County Sheriffs Office at-
tempts to patrol Island waters on a daily basis but must
also patrol other areas of the county, said Barnabey.
McAllister suggested a multi-agency detail, organized
by the City of Holmes Beach, which "would involve the
water-based patrols of the FMP and the sheriffs depart-
ment as well as the land based units of the Holmes Beach
Police Department." The detail would require an interlocal
agreement between the agencies.
"We would be inclined to enter into an interlocal
agreement provided it did not relieve them of their re-
sponsibilities and it did not obligate the city in any
way," said Bohnenberger. "If we have the manpower
and the time available to go out there and patrol, we
will do it"
Police Chief Jay Romine will begin drafting an
interlocal agreement, said Bohnenberger.
"I think they're trying to keep this thing in limbo
because they don't want to have to commit to their re-
sponsibilities," noted Bohnenberger.
The standard interlocal agreement which his city
has with the sheriffs department includes marine pa-
trol, said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney.
"We don't need a mutual aid agreement with the
marine patrol because we've never had a problem
getting them here," explained Maloney. "The FMP
and the sheriff's department always give us patrol
for the holidays."
The need is greater at Coquina Beach, said
Maloney, because of the size of the park.
"We really don't have the manpower to get in-
volved in any specific multi-agency detail regarding
marine problems," noted Maloney.
Holmes Beach code enforcement report for April
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer Mike sign, one rental /occupation license, two overgrown
Heistand reported 27 new inquiries and one carry-over lots, six trash, one possible illegal pig, one travel
for the month of April. Twenty-six cases were resolved trailer, one dumpster, one possible illegal fence, one
before code enforcement board action was necessary, illegal satellite dish, three using city property, one
Complaints included: five vehicle/boat, one draining water on property.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 11, 1995 0 PAGE 3 l3]
DEP 'mega-bridge' permit drafted, challenged
By Paul Roat
As most expected, or perhaps as most feared, an
"intent to issue" notice for a "mega-bridge" to replace
the Anna Maria Island Bridge has been issued by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The intent to issue permit comes after 3 1/2 years
of review by the DEP, and is being challenged by Anna
Maria Island civic group Save Anna Maria. SAM attor-
ney David Levin said he would be surprised if hearing
officer William Cave scheduled the administrative
hearing before September.
The DEP is allowing construction of a two-lane
fixed-span bridge with a center clearance of 65 feet
south of the existing bridge between the mainland and
Holmes Beach at Manatee Avenue.
There are 68 conditions placed on the DOT for
construction of the bridge. Conditions include provi-
sions to ensure protection of manatees and sea turtles,
monitoring siltation during construction, mitigation of
impacted mangroves and seagrasses and other con-
DEP officials are calling for construction barges to
be used in the building of the bridge. The old bridge,
according to the DEP permit, will be dismantled by
working from the old bridge itself.
The delay in issuing the permit by DEP came in
part to concerns biologists had that the bridge would
adversely impact seagrasses in the area. The intent to
issue permit calls for DOT workers to conduct an ex-
tensive seagrass mitigation effort, as well as planting
mangroves and removing Brazilian pepper trees from
the approaches to the bridge.
Mitigation monitoring is to be conducted by the
DOT for five years after the bridge is completed, ac-
cording to the DEP, and a survival rate of less than 85
percent of the newly planted vegetation will be cause
for additional plantings.
The administrative hearing challenging the con-
struction of the "mega-bridge" will include testimony
from environmentalists, land use planners and safety
experts, Levin said.
SAM has objected to the big bridge due to con-
cerns that high winds would blow vehicles off the top
of the 74-foot-high roadbed or force the bridge to be
closed during high winds, hampering hurricane evacu-
ation of the Island.
Anna Maria City
5/18, 1 p.m., Council meeting
5/16, 7:30 p.m., Council work session
S5/11, 7:30 p.m., Community meeting on
summer programs for youth and adults, Anna
Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
S5/15, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
5/17, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.
By Pat Copeland
First there was the shocking price tag -
more than $400,000 then there were water
main and sewer line breaks. Now a construc-
tion problem has pushed the completion date
of Key Royale Bridge repairs to late June.
"Recently, as the contractor was driving pil-
ings, he noticed the northwest wing wall was shift-
ing and causing a crack in the wall," explained Pub-
lic Works Supervisor John Fernandez. "He stopped
work and engineers came in, assessed the situation
and recommended a method of repair."
The repair included digging behind the wall
and pouring concrete behind the wall to stabilize
New office hours for
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it. Then the old wall and the new concrete were
"When the concrete reaches design strength,
they'll continue construction," said Fernandez.
Although the additional repairs would have
cost the city another $6,500, the city will come
out even on the deal because the contractor is
donating the labor and materials and the city is
waiving the overtime penalty.
Fernandez advised motorists using the bridge
to adhere to the speed limit.
"The speed limit is being ignored and the po-
lice department will be issuing warnings," he
warned. "Keeping at the proper speed helps keep
the bridge in respectable condition."
The City of Holmes Beach has new hours for city
hall and the police department. City hall is open from
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the police department is
open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
... and Key Royale Bridge
pushed back to June
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OB PAGE 4 0 MAY 11, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
ISLAND NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY
By Pat Copeland
With nearly a three percent return rate, the
Island's first Needs Assessment Study is being
lauded as a great success.
Results of the study are now being entered into
computers at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, the project's sponsor.
The project was designed to identify residents'
most pressing social service needs or perceived prob-
lems and establish task forces to resolve the problems.
The Needs Assessment Task Force held its first
meeting October last to develop questions for a survey
in March. The 29-member task force included resi-
dents from the three Island cities and professionals who
directed the development of the survey form and col-
lection and analysis of the data.
The task force established six age groups to be inter-
viewed 0 to 12, 13 to 18, 19 to 35, 36 to 60, 61 to 74
an 75+. The task force also agreed to conduct interviews
with three groups of professionals law enforcement
officers, teachers and members of the clergy.
The survey form included questions concerning the
sex, marital status, age, city of residence, occupation
and education of the person being interviewed. The
survey itself included 40 issues and the person was to
respond by indicating whether he/she felt the issue was
a severe problem, a great problem, somewhat of a prob-
lem, a minor problem, not a problem or don't know.
Persons to be interviewed were selected at random
from the county's tax rolls and Island telephone book.
Each 10th person on the tax roll and two persons per
page from the telephone book were selected. However,
those owning more than one property and absentee
landlords were eliminated.
Fifty interviewers were trained and each was given
20 names to contact. Due to illness and other concerns
the number of interviewers dropped to 32. The origi-
nal goal was to interview 500 persons; however, again
due to illness and other concerns, the number dropped
to 238. This is nearly three percent of the Island's popu-
Volunteers to be honored
by historical society
The volunteers of the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society will be honored at the society's last meet-
ing of the season on Monday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at
Anna Maria City Hall, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City.
All volunteers are urged to attend. The public is
New officers will be installed and refreshments
will be served.
The Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City, will be open during the summer on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Early Settlers Bread will be sold
For information call the museum at 778-0492.
Chamber holds board
meeting May 17
The next Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May
17, at 5:30 p.m. at the chamber office, 501 Manatee
Ave., Suite D, Holmes Beach.
The meeting is open to all members and the gen-
Center girls club
is termed a 'go'
A newly formed Girls Afternoon Club for girls in
grades 6, 7 and 8 has attracted nearly one dozen teens
and has activities planned through the summer months.
Under the guidance of Beth Home and high school
students Ana Shaw and Meredith Buckelew, the club
meets at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
Part I: How the survey was
developed and conducted and
lation, which is considered an excellent response.
Island demographics used in the study were taken
from the 1970, 1980 and 1990 U.S. Census, the Uni-
versity of Florida, the Bureau of Economic and Busi-
ness Research 1993 population data, the Manatee
County School District and the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office 1991 to 1994 offense data.
The Island increased in population from 5,206 in
1970 to 8,211 in 1990, a 36.6 percent increase. Anna
Maria increased by 34.8 percent and Bradenton Beach
by 17.3 percent. The largest increase, 43.9 percent, was
in Holmes Beach. The 1993 population was 1,808 in
Anna Maria, 1,650 in Bradenton Beach and 4,925 in
The median age of residents is 50.6 in Anna Maria,
42.0 in Bradenton Beach and 53.3 in Homes Beach.
The largest age group in all three cities is 25 to 44. In
that group there are 446 in Anna Maria, 564 in
Bradenton Beach and 1,169 in Holmes Beach. The sec-
ond largest age group in all three cities is 65 to 74. The
two smallest age groups in all three cities are 18 to 20
and 85 and over.
School enrollment in the three Island cities is 790
or 401 elementary school students, 188 middle school
students and 201 high school students. In Anna Maria
there are 120 elementary school students, 44 middle
school students and 52 high school students. In
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach there are 281 el-
ementary school students, 144 middle school students
and 149 high school students.
In the age group 16 to 65, there are 291 persons
with a mobility or self care disability; 92 in Anna
Maria, 85 in Bradenton Beach and 114 in Holmes
Beach. In the same age group, there are 242 persons
with a work disability; 75 in Anna Maria, 74 in
Bradenton Beach and 93 in Holmes Beach. In the age
group 65 and over, there are 608 persons with a mobil-
ity or self care disability; 159 in Anna Maria, 99 in
Bradenton Beach and 350 in Holmes Beach.
There is little ethnic diversity on the Island.
Whites make up 93 percent of the population. His-
panics make up two percent and the other five per-
cent is made up of blacks, American Indians, Asians,
Pacific islanders and other.
There are 4,027 households on the Island. There
are 2,095 two-parent family households, 107 male
heads of family households and 250 female heads of
family households. There are 1,575 non-family house-
holds. Of those there are 1,241 householders living
alone and 654 householders over the age of 65.
Per capital income is $20,946 in Anna Maria,
$15,064 in Bradenton Beach and $21,006 in Holmes
Beach. The median household income is $28,945;
$31,298 in Anna Maria, $24,256 in Bradenton Beach
and $31,281 in Holmes Beach. The median non-fam-
ily household income is $20,971; $19,750 in Anna
Maria, $18,520 in Bradenton Beach and $24,643 in
There are 578 persons living below the poverty
level; 102 in Anna Maria, 137 in Bradenton Beach and
339 in Holmes Beach. There are 101 families living
below the poverty level; 16 in Anna Maria, 21 in
Bradenton Beach and 64 in Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria has the largest percentage, 13.9, of all
families with related children under the age of five liv-
ing under the poverty level. Holmes Beach has the larg-
est percentage, 18.3, of all families with related chil-
dren under the age of 18 living below the poverty level.
There are 6,953 housing units on the Island. Of those,
246 utilized sewage disposal other than the county sewer,
26 lack complete plumbing facilities and 16 lack complete
kitchen facilities. The median rental fee for housing units
is $561 per month; $595 in Anna Maria, $524 in
Bradenton Beach and $564 in Holmes Beach.
Next week: Survey resultsfor the Island as a whole
in all age groups and from the three professional
The Island Players'
production of contempo-
rary playwright Ivan
Menchell's "The Cem-
etery Club" will open for
an 11-performance run at
8p.m. Friday, May 12.
The cast includes, from
left, Georgette Thomas, Jo
Kendall and Miriam Ring,
with Gabe Simches as the
new man in their lives.
For ticket information,
call 778-5755. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MAY 11, 1995 PAGES 15
Mote lab undertakes major new Gulf study
The United States Environmental Protection
Agency Gulf of Mexico Program Office has awarded
a grant for a major new project for Mote Marine Labo-
ratory to use top predators (dolphins and sharks) as a
means to assess and predict ecological impacts from
contaminants in coastal ecosystems.
Mote's effort will be a collaborative one, not only
involving numerous researchers at the lab, but person-
nel from other institutions as well.
"It's vital that we utilize this type of multi-institu-
tional, multi-disciplinary approach to understanding
the complex ecological interactions within our coastal
waters," explained Richard Pierce, Ph.D., project man-
ager and director of research at Mote.
Top predators in the coastal waters of the Gulf
of Mexico, such as bottlenose dolphins and coastal
shark species, are especially at-risk from the trans-
mission and accumulation of these contaminants
through the food chain. In order to protect these top
predators along with other marine organisms, the
project will seek to identify toxic effects in correla-
tion with contaminants and create a database of se-
lected toxic substances in Tampa and Sarasota Bays.
For decades, the approach to solving coastal con-
tamination has been piecemeal at best, rarely provid-
ing the necessary detailed and coordinated data to pin-
point the effects of toxins. There is an urgent need to
assess and predict these ecological impacts to learn
how they travel through the ecosystem, their duration,
source and impact on the food web.
Tissue samples from dead stranded bottlenose dol-
phins will be recovered during necropsies performed
by the Mote Marine Mammal Stranding Program and
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Blood and milk will be collected from wild dolphins
during brief medical examinations conducted by veteri-
narians working in cooperation with Mote Marine
Laboratory and supervised by Dr. Randall Wells, man-
ager of Mote's Marine Mammal Research Program.
Life history is known for most of the 100 resident
dolphins in Sarasota Bay because of this 25-year pro-
gram which will provide an unique opportunity to cor-
relate habitat and genealogy from specimens from
which samples are collected and analyzed. This repre-
sents one of the first systematic studies of environmen-
tal contaminant effect on wild dolphin health.
Shark blood samples will be collected during
field work conducted by Mote.
Holmes Beach resident
, Eleanor Boylan will direct
"., ;, her children's musical
"Gulliver's Travels" at 2:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
May 13 and 14, 20 and 21,
Sat Roser Memorial Church,
S512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
S The production features 16
Island children and puppets
by internationally known
y' puppet maker Roger Dennis.
1- Tickets: $3. Informa-
7 Photo: Cynthia Finn
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I OU Re]INI e
gets a bad rap
WTVT-13, home of weather guru Roy Leep and
the almighty Channel 13 news team from Tampa, de-
scended over Bradenton Beach to drop a cloud of
tainted statistics that would have area viewers be-
lieve the little Island city has a crime wave the likes
Au contraire, comes the voice of crimebeaters in
Bradenton Beach, particularly Police Chief Jack
Apparently the Bradenton Beach low crime clear-
ance (number of crimes solved) is highest among all the
cities in channel 13 viewing land.
But according to the chief, the types of crimes that
go unsolved for the most part are thefts from
beachgoers who either leave items unattended on the
beach or leave their cars unlocked.
We can't disagree with that. We see numerous re-
ports of cameras, wallets and other valuable items sto-
len from cars parked at Leffis Key across from Coquina
Beach at the south end of Anna Maria in spite of added
patrols and stake-outs.
The cops can only do so much and we can't help
but wonder why someone who would normally park
their car and lock it in their driveway "up north" would
leave valuables in an unlocked car and traipse up the
knoll for the captivating view of the Bay without a care
in the world.
The chief claims more than 35,000 visitors were at
Coquina Beach on Easter weekend. That's a lot of folks
on the beach and, unfortunately, that's bound to include
a percentage of criminals.
Although we. get copies of most reports for
Bradenton Beach, unresolved crimes are seldom re-
ported in The Islander Bystander police briefs for
Holmes Beach. The year-end statistics were under-
standably alarming to some residents who if crimes
were reported regularly would surely lock their cars
and doors at night
We heard of visitors to Hawaii who were warned not
to leave valuables in their hotel room. They took all their
cameras, cash and traveler's checks on a ride up a moun-
tain to a scenic overlook and left the car for 15 minutes to
take in the view 25 yards away from their parking spot.
Everything they had was stolen from the car.
Anna Maria is a charming, quiet little community
but don't be fooled into complacency and don't cre-
ate the opportunity to become a victim.
Lock your car and your home and ask your visitors
to do the same. Be safe instead of sorry.
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Bay crossing study needed
The Florida Department of Transportation spent
$500,000 (as per Linda McAllister with Fgg & Muller
Engineering Team, Tallahassee) to study Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge design alternatives. This is a quote from that
"In summary, it is the recommendation of this pre-
liminary report that the four-lane twin-span structures,
high-level fixed-span bridge on an alignment to the
south of the existing structure, be selected to replace the
existing Anna Maria Island Bridge." (Page lx-2, Sec-
tion Ix, preferred alternatives.)
DOT spent $155,000 (as per Reynolds, Smith &
Hills Engineering Service, Tampa) to study Cortez
Bridge Design Alternatives. This is a quote from that
"The recommended bridge design is the twin-
bridge concept, north alignment." (Pages 6-7, Section
A waste of $655,000 of taxpayer's funds!
Public comment was woefully inadequate for the
proposed Cortez and Anna Maria Island bridge con-
struction projects. Two public hearings are indicated
for the Cortez Bridge project, both held at the Mana-
tee County Vocational and Technical Center in
Bradenton, Nov. 20, 1986, and Nov. 22, 1986.
There were also two public hearings held for the
Anna Maria Island Bridge expansion plan, Feb. 27,
1989, and Aug. 10, 1989. The February hearing was
held at the Manatee County Public Library in
Bradenton; the August meeting was held in Anna
Maria City Hall.
Nowhere in the preliminary engineering documents
for both bridges is there any mention of notification of the
cities of Bradenton Beach or Holmes Beach regarding the
proposal to construct "mega-bridges" to the Island at ei-
ther Cortez Road or Manatee Avenue.
We defeated the replacement of the Cortez Bridge
and also Manatee County took out two lanes from their
comprehensive plan for the Cortez Bridge. Manatee
County has four lanes at the Manatee Avenue site and
no plans to take out two lanes in their comp plan.
If and when the Manatee Avenue bridge is re-
placed, DOT will tear out the old bridge it surely
will pave the way for a twin structure.
These are the facts. There is no question in my
mind if our Island citizens would not be protesting
these bridge, DOT would take the easy way and build
four bridges to the Island and not solve the traffic prob-
lems. A fourth bay crossing study is needed between
Manatee Avenue and Ringling Causeway!
Katie Pierola, mayor, Bradenton Beach
Member, Island Transportation
Thanks to all for Center auction
On Saturday night, April 29, I was proud to co-chair
the 11th Annual Benefit Auction for the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center. For all their efforts there are
many people to thank but I can only list a few of them.
First, I would like to thank The Islander
Bystander's Bonner Presswood and Cynthia Finn for
the great coverage they gave us in the preceding weeks.
It sure brought results!
I also want to thank our committee members, Nancy
Baldwin, Jean Baskin, Donna Felock, Dot Hinely,
Pierrette Kelly, Trudy Moon and Sue O'Connor never
has a group worked so hard or so well together.
It says a lot when two people can do ajoblike this
for three years straight and not only still be speaking to
one another but remain firm friends. Frank Tyger
wrote, "Friendship consists of a willing ear, an under-
standing heart and a helping hand." For all that and
much, much more I thank my co-chair, Christine
Holmes. It's been incredible.
And last but not least, I want to thank two very,
very special guys for without them we would not have
done the job. They have put up with more than I can
even start listing here, the page isn't big enough. But
they are two great guys Hugh Holmes, also known
as "Mr. Christine," and my own terrific husband, Tom
Loken. Thank you.
Linda Loken, Anna Maria City
Islander is welcomed friend
We read the famous Boston Globe and then the
second-hand news of the famous Salem Massachusetts
News, but you can't imagine the excitement that is
caused by your little newspaper in our household.
It's like a friend coming to visit from the Island.
Margaret Anezio, Mass.
Stakeout at Leffis Key ... the blue light special
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 7, The Conquistadors
by June Alder
A Florida chiefpreparing his warriors or battle with a ceremonial libation.
THE GREAT ESCAPE
Defeated by the skillful guerrilla
tactics of Apalache warriors, Panfilo de
Narvaez and his demoralized army
reached Apalache Bay at the end of July
1528. They were supposed to be met by
the ships that had brought them from
Cuba to Florida three months ago. But
there was not a sail in sight.
Narvaez had started from Tampa
Bay with 400 soldiers (leaving 100 ci-
vilians aboard ship). Now that number
had been reduced to 250 men, many of
them ill and wounded. They might have
yearned for death had they suspected
what was in store for them.
Narvaez realized he must give up
his plan to plant a colony in Florida. It
was not a safe place for civilized Chris-
tians. Even his hunger for gold was not
enough to induce him to go on with fur-
He had brought from Spain some
building tools, one skilled carpenter and
several other men with shipbuilding ex-
perience. One was a burly black man
named Esteban, a Moor from Morocco,
who was later credited with energizing
the soldiers to build the escape ships in
just 16 days.
It was an astonishing feat consider-
ing their problems.
Indian attacks kept them trapped on
the shoreline. The sands were scorching
hot, the mosquitoes ferocious and fresh
water scarce. Prevented from hunting,
they began to eat their horses. But every
bit of the carcasses was put to use in ship
building. From the tanned hides they
made bellows to heat up a fire to melt
down their armor and swords and forge
hatchets, saws and an assortment of
spikes and nails.
Horsetails were plaited into ropes,
hooves carved into rigging parts, stir-
rups beaten into anchors. Cables were
made from sinews and the bark of mul-
berry trees. Ship timbers were hewn
from the trunks of juniper trees and
palm trees yielded sap for pitch, tar and
resin. Perhaps the greatest sacrifice for
the soldiers laboring under the burning
sun was shedding their shirts to be
stitched into sails.
The results of their frenzied efforts
were five clumsy ships, each about 33
feet long little more than barges, re-
ally. Naming the point of departure La
Bahia de Caballos (Bay of the Horses),
on Sept. 22 they pushed off for Mexico
- 50 men to a barge. With the weight
of so many bodies the deck rode only
about 18 inches above the water.
It took a month to get to Pensacola
Bay and, on the last day of October,
they crossed the
wide mouth of
All the while the
Indians shot at
them from the
shore and ha-
rassed them at
windy night the
barge on which
how slipped its
ized he must
give up his plan
to plant a
Florida. It was
not a safe place
. moorings and drifted out to sea. His
men never saw him again.
More horrors were to come. They
managed to live on raw corn and fish
until they were too weak to fish. Each
day there were deaths from disease,
sunstroke and privation. Some desper-
ate men ate the flesh of their dead com-
Violent quarrels broke out. Half
crazed by heat and hunger the men on
one barge rose up and clubbed their
commander to death.
The doomed voyage soon came to
an end after that. One by one the barges
capsized or were wrecked on reefs. On
Nov. 8 the last two barges broke up
near an Island off the coast of Texas
(probably Galveston Island). Eighty
men out of the original 400 staggered
"We survivors," wrote Alvar Nunez
Cabeza de Vaca, treasurer of the expedi-
tion, "escaped naked as we were born,
with the loss of all we had....It was bit-
terly cold, and we in such a state that ev-
ery bone could easily be counted, and we
looked like death itself."
Most of these men would never
know that a rescue ship, commissioned
by Narvaez's wife back in Cuba, was at
this time searching up and down the Gulf
coast for her husband and his army. It
would continue its fruitless search for a
year before giving up and going home.
Next: Life in Texas
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VOL 1, NO. 1. XMAS 1947 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHED & EDITED BY GERALD KERSH 5 CENTS A CO?C
Wry humor, advice, politics popular
in Island's first newspaper
By Paul Roat
Gerald Kersh must have been a helluva guy.
Publisher and editor of what is believed to be the
first newspaper on the Island, Kersh was the founder of
"The Bradenton Beachcomber" in "XMAS 1947."
According to former "Islander" columnist Kent
Chetlain, "The Bradenton Beachcomber" was a one-
issue publication that Kersh, a British foreign corre-
spondent and author, produced as a lark.
The original tabloid was presented to The Islander
Bystander for perusal by Jean Blassingame who, at the
time "The Bradenton Beachcomber" was published,
was a lounge owner in Bradenton Beach.
Blassingame said there were only about 500 or so
year-round folks on the Island in 1947, mostly in
Bradenton Beach. "The Island Shopping Center didn't
even exist," she said.
She remembered meeting the Island's first news-
"I got to know him at the Sunset Lounge when he
came by to sell me an ad for the newspaper. I told Mr.
Kersh I thought an ad was a pretty good idea and asked
him to come back the next day to pick up whatever I
decided to put in the ad.
"He said, 'no.' He would write the ad for me
since the only advertisers would be based on his rec-
According to Blassingame, Mr. Kersh stayed at the
Gulf Park Motel for only about three weeks with an
"entourage" of a wife, secretary and dog. In his news-
paper he claimed he left because of the treatment of the
dog, but Blassingame says, "We suspected he was
afraid to stay after he published the paper."
He came back one other time a year or so later,
without his entourage, but only stayed a short time. We
heard he passed away shortly after that.
The Island was a smaller place then, but Islanders
were still a cantankerous lot. Consider this description
of the six-page, 5-cent newspaper's intent, content and,
perhaps, even lighthearted contempt for the Island and
the editor himself:
Bradenton Beach needs a newspaper like a long-
distance swimmer needs a toilet.
What is put in must come out. The inhabitants of
this place do not keep secrets and, if by some crazy
chance some eccentric person decides to retain a con-
fidence he or she (generally she) is diagnosed as need-
ing some kind of verbal purgative; so that in a little
while all the secreted dirt comes out in a gush of whis-
pers, and there is nodding and sinking, leering and
nudging, up and down the Island.
Newspapers are unnecessary here ... except when
other perforated kinds ofpapers fail. Practically every
inhabitant ofBradenton Beach is a news-hawk, a star
reporter, a gossip columnist.
... Everybody on the Island is informed of every-
thing that happens on the Island about 35 seconds af-
ter the event. Bradenton may hold its breath in antici-
pation of Mrs. Bloop's unborn son. Sarasota may
clutch at its heart forfear that Mr. Bloop may be car-
rying on with Mrs. Bleep. But Bradenton Beach knows
all about the events, and since most don't lust to see
themselves in print, there is no reason why a newspa-
per should exist on this Island, where every man is a
leg man and every woman a Crusader.
So we have decided to publish a newspaper with-
"The Bradenton Beachcomber" will contain only
items of human interest. If something exciting is hap-
pening to someone, and we get to hear of it well and
good we'll make something out of it, if the Law and
Common Decency permit But in general, we'll confine
ourselves to generalizations about people and things -
about the World the Flesh, and the Devil.
Advertising oddities, too
Since newspapers succeed or founder on advertis-
ing revenue, the Island's first newspaper had ads, but
not usual advertising.
"Warning to readers and advertisers. We do not
have to take anything we don't like. If we disapprove
of something we'll see it further before we let it be
advertised in this paper. Anyone who imagines that he
can influence us by paying for the column inches is
formally invited to go and take a flying leap at a gal-
loping ostrich. We accept advertising only from people
we know ... or fancy we might like to know."
The ads in "The Bradenton Beachcomber" were all
written by Kersh and revealed a more ... well, Island-
like attitude than what we have today. Consider:
Lowell Timmons owns Bishop's Inn, Sister's
Lake, Michigan. We have drunk & gambled with
Timmons, and believe him when he says that his food
and drinks are as good as can be got at the price. If
you're ever in Michigan visit Bishop's Inn.
Carling Electric. Blue-eyed electric Mister
Carling is one of the three most attractive technicians
on Anna Maria. His skill is consummate. His prices are
absurdly low. And in addition to being a fine electri-
cian he is a magnificent psychologist. He sold the Edi-
tor a record-player.
Island Pharmacy. There are no insects on Anna
Maria. If however, you get bitten, go to the Island Phar-
macy. Their aspirin tablets, incidentally, are delicious.
Sunset Lounge. This is by no means a bad pub.
We never saw the sun set in it, but it's well worth vis-
iting. Mr. Jones is a friendly, fair-dealing sort of gee-
zer, and the lady of the house is of remarkable beauty.
It is possible to find peace and quiet there. [The "lady
of the house," by the way, is Jean Blassingame.]
Amoco Service Station (under new management)
Here you may procure at moderate prices artificial
shrimps for fishing, hooks, lines, sinkers; swimming
shorts, shotgun cartridges, gas, oil, tires and dark glasses
What more does anyone need on Anna Maria Island?
Beachview Tavern. Get to know Art Todd that
desperate character. He can run faster backward than a
buck can run forward and when he's mad he's a one-man
wave of destruction. His seafood by the way, is better than
a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Art Todd is one of the
unforgettable characters of Anna Maria.
The GulfParkHotel, Bradenton Beach. Dick and
Betty Dodge, who run the place, are a good natured
couple, legally married and always ready (in the pres-
ence of witnesses) to cash you a very small traveler's
cheque if your profile does not tally with any of the
police handouts. The Gulf Park Hotel is a rendezvous
of those unforgettable characters you keep reading
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about. If you don't want to stay in the hotel, you can
stay in the Trailer Camp. where there is every amenity
including a sulfur spring which, doctors say, is good
for rheumatism. The editor has tried it. It tastes awful.
[The good review of the hotel, by the way, may have
been in part due to Kersh accepting "inquiries" there
about the paper.]
Although Kersh was somewhat cavalier in his at-
titude toward his advertisers, he treated the community
well. The burning of a Bradenton Beach home two
months earlier prompted this tirade and promise:
"If a few well-heeled businessmen on Bradenton
Beach had dug up a few dusty dollars little while ago for
the purchase of essential equipment for the Fire Depart-
ment, there would now be a home instead of a charred
skeleton between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
"(Incidentally all money paid for advertising
space in this issue of the Bradenton Beachcomber goes
to the Fire Department. Ed.)
And now, the news ... or
"The Bradenton Beachcomber" contained a smatter-
ing of gossip, news despite claims to the contrary in the
paper's mission statement a Dear Abby-like column,
poetry, particularly bad jokes, a strong anti-communist
column, an equally strong column calling for the abolition
of a law banning dogs in bars and restaurants, and a long,
rambling "conference" discussing the "Spectre of Prohi-
bition haunting America and the world."
Probably the most-read section of the paper was
the "Guess Who!" section, providing Kersh with a way
to gently chide his fellow Islanders. The warnings in-
cluded the following:
Concerning a certain lady on this Island who
brags about the greatness of her household: Lady, re-
member the greater the household the bigger the
To a gentleman who has a certain business
proposition in the region of this Island: I knew an op-
timist who, having found a bent pin and a worm, was
so confident ofa friedfish supper that he spent his last
coin on a bit of string and a packet of salt. You know
who I mean?
Concerning a businessman on Anna Maria: The
only square thing he is every likely to get into will be
IE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 11, 1995 0 PAGE 9 JI
The 1974 publication "The
featured this illustration
titled "Outbreak of violence
Observation on another Island couple: If the lady
had wings she would be an angel... if her husband had
wings he would be a blow-fly.
Concerning a not-over-generous person who
lives near here a fairly plump person: Be of good
cheer, my friends; he can't last much longer. And when
he is dead the worms will get a good free meal out of
him, which is more than you or I ever got.
To read more of
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Historical society receives painting of Cobb's shed
Gret'n Daughaday of Old Town visited the Island recently to present an oil painting of Sam Cobb's shed at
the former Cobb's Marina by Nancy Poidevin to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. AMIHS President
Carolyne Norwood, at right accepted the painting from Gret'n and her husband, Bob, who started the
Beachcomber Shopping Guide in the late '50s. In the background is a painting of the Island Water Company,
which stood on the site now occupied by the Island Baptist Church, by Wes Pritchard. Islander Photo:
Historical society kicks off
fifth anniversary campaign
For the advent of its fifth anniversary, the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society is kicking off a
county-wide campaign to raise funds and gather arti-
facts for display in the Island Historical Museum.
The first in a series of events is a Flea Market on
May 27 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia, Anna Maria. Spaces are available for
$25. Donations of items for sale are also being ac-
cepted. To reserve a space or arrange for pick-up of
items, call George Norwood at 778-1514 or Cathi
O'Bannon at 778-4198.
Plans for upcoming events will be discussed at
the historical society's last meeting of the season on
May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Anna Maria City Hall. The
public is welcome.
Future events will inform Island and county resi-
dents of the achievements of the enthusiastic group of
Islanders that started the society in November 1990.
They had no place to meet, no materials and no funds
but were armed with determination to collect, re-
search, preserve and exhibit the history of the Island.
Islanders embraced the idea and began attending
meetings. Donations of money and artifacts began
trickling in and membership swelled to nearly 200. A
former animal clinic became the temporary museum
and a benefactor paid rent and electricity. Volunteers
told visitors about the early days on the Island.
Two years ago the museum was moved to one of
Anna Maria's historic buildings, built in 1920 as an ice
house. Thousands of dollars have been spent upgrad-
ing the facility and turning it into an eye-catching land-
mark. The quaint Old City Jail and Historical Park,
landscaped with native plants, complete the historical
complex which attracts hundreds of visitors from
around the world.
Oak floors shine throughout, bright glass-topped
display cases line the front room and floating display
panels, topped with picturesque Queen Anne balls, add
an elegant flair to the furnishings. Two reading desks
hold numerous books with pictures and information
dating back nearly 100 years.
The historical society is asking citizens throughout
the Island and the county to help with monetary gifts
to replenish the dwindling treasury and purchase much
needed items such as display cases, reading desks,
more lighting, a new front door and a color television
set to view video interviews of Island old timers.
Artifacts used between 1800 and 1945 are needed
to fill display cases. Artifacts may be loaned or do-
nated. Memorabilia from early Island or county resi-
dents is also needed. Artifacts include: fishing equip-
ment, stamps and coins, tools, furniture, collections
(Indian artifacts, fossils and the like), personal items,
household and kitchen items, signs, musical instru-
ments, guns and knives, hardware, bottles and jars and
medical and dental instruments.
Club honors past presidents
The Woman's Club ofAnna Maria Island held its final meeting of the season recently with a luncheon to
honor five past presidents. Receiving thanks, clockwise from left, were former officers Jan Searl-Kolsch, Kay
Miller, Ruth Leitch, Wilma Bussey and Bette Carr. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
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The scholarship and tour funds of the Suncoast
Suzuki Players, violin and piano players ages 4 to 17
years, will benefit from a musical variety concert at 7
p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
The special evening of music "From Baroque to
Bluegrass to Broadway" will feature a performance
by the young Suzuki musicians.
Also performing will be the Manatee High School
Chamber Strings, including Islanders Glenn Ewing and
Luke Lindahl; soprano Katherine Turner Barlow,
daughter of Anna Maria Assistant City Clerk Donna
Turner; and the acoustic folk band, From the Heart,
which includes Island vocalist Jeannie Bystrom.
Under the direction of Helene Franco, violin, and
Iras L. Roback, piano, the Suzuki Players have dazzled
audiences throughout Florida with their talent and var-
ied repertoire. Proceeds from the event will help sup-
port a summer concert tour to Williamsburg.
The high school strings, directed by James Palmer,
consist of 20juniors and seniors who are considered the
school's most advanced performance group. They, too,
have performed across the state, including a recent tour
to the Tallahassee Capitol.
Soprano Barlow's gifted voice is reminiscent of
some of Broadway's greatest virtuosos. She recently
performed with the Island's Community Orchestra and
From the Heart is an interesting blend of vocal,
guitar, mandolin and fiddle. The 4-year-old band, with
its upbeat style, has entertained publicly and privately
throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Donation admission will be $10 for adults and $6
for students. On the Island, tickets are available at the
Center and Home True Value Hardware; in Bradenton,
at Jim Boast Dodge-VW and through the Manatee
Cadets follow path
to career providers
May 14 to 20 is National Emergency Medical
Services Week, with a 1995 theme of "EMS: We're
Therefor Life." Two 18-year-old Anna Maria Fire
District cadets, Chris Melser and Sheila Schilling,
are about to graduate from Manatee High School.
Both have plans to go on in their chosen field as
firefighter/EMTs, striving to complete the
paramedic's certification down the road as well
Melser has put in five years with the AMFD pro-
gram; Schilling, two and a half After June 3, both
will become full-fledged Anna Maria volunteers,
with professional schooling to start in the fall.
Thanks for your dedication! Islander Photo:
Holmes Beach senior Luke Lindahl, on bass, and
other members of the Manatee High School Cham-
ber Strings Orchestra will be part of a May 20
musical event on the Island to benefit the Suncoast
Suzuki Players. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
High School music department.
For information, call the Center at 778-1908.
High school show opens at Art League
An impressive artist's choice, non-competitive showing of works by 65 Manatee High School students will be
on display throughout the month at the Anna Maria Island Art League. Suggested by the school's art depart-
ment co-heads Kathy Linn and Rob Reiber, who are both Holmes Beach residents the show will become
an annual event, says League President Trudy Moon. There was afull house for the opening reception, and
of the large variety of media on display, 10 pieces were by Island students. Delighted with the new endeavor
are, from left, sophomore Chris Linn, instructor/mother Kathy, freshman Kelly Waldrop, Reiber and his 18-
month-old daughter, Breslyn. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
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Parishioners Pat and Jim
Comkowycz, plus dozens
of helping hands, put on a
Sunday picnic at Bayfront
Park recently to honor all
the children in the
church's religious educa-
tion program. From
volunteer clowns (Monica
and Marcia Miller) to
games, contests, and lots
offood including a
section the first annual
Beach Bash was sinfully
fulfilling. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of the Rev.
AIDS pantry open
An AIDS pantry is now open Monday through Friday
from 10 am. to 2 p.m. at the Manatee Opportunity Coun-
cil, 236 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Any person designated ., '
HIV positive may pick up perishable and non-perishable
items once a month. Donations of food, personal care
items and liquid food supplements are welcomed. Call
747-7521 for information.
In the April 27 issue of The Islander Bystander, a
statement in an article on rental periods should have read,
'The Holmes Beach City Council agreed on two things at
last week's work session -that it favors rental restrictions
in all residential districts and there should be a 30-day
minimum rental period in the R-l district."
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After an eight-month
offering, program direc-
tors and volunteers, from
left, took off their
teacher's caps: Associate
Pastor Donald Baier,
Russ and Jean Stanley,
Maggie Wilkinson, Jim
Comkowycz. and Pastor
Benjamin Gorr in the
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The Island Poet
I believe God sent all mothers down from above,
And this is the day you show her your love.
Dig deep in your pockets, it won't be so hard,
Give her a nice gift, a call or a card.
From her first pains of birth till the day you die,
You'll find mother with her love is standing by.
She held you close and chased away your fears,
And kissed your hurts and dried up your tears.
Yet I wonder how many mothers will have no news
From many thoughtless children who live far away.
Horizon Realty agent Alice Zoller is a daily
runner who's logged more than 500 miles since
Jan. 8. We thought it worth noting that Zoller, a
13-year jogger, ran in her first marathon, the
Orlando Disney Marathon, on that date, and
placed about in the middle of the 10,000 en-
trants. Zoller was pleased to discover that her
consistent training enabled her to complete the
marathon without any post-run recovery neces-
sary. Congratulations! Islander Photo: Cynthia
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were united in marriage on March 15 at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church with the Rev. Frank
Hutchinson officiating. The couple honeymooned in
Italy and the Isle of Capri.
Kathleen 'Katie' Hinni
Kathleen "Katie" Hinni, 87, died April 9 at
Heritage Park, Bradenton.
Miss Hinni came to Anna Maria Island from
New York City in 1973. Her popular slimnastic
classes were held for more than 10 years at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, Roser
Church, St. Bernard's activity center and Anna
Maria Elementary School. She also taught
throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties.
When she lived in New York, Ms. Hinni ran
a school of creative arts in Martha's Vineyard.
Her dancing career spanned the United States and
Europe. She was instrumental in the rehabilita-
tion of famed photo-journalist Margaret Bourke-
After retiring, Miss Hinni turned her dancing
expertise into teaching women's slimnastics.
During season she averaged 300 students. She
was proficient in fabric painting and copper
enameling and started craft classes at the commu-
nity center and at Anna Maria Elementary School
where she also choreographed dance routines for
An advocate for senior citizens, she believed
aquaerobics was essential for keeping fit
The National Cremation Society of Sarasota
was in charge of the arrangements.
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Public school exhibit
at art center
The Sarasota Visual Art Center is currently host-
ing the Annual Sarasota County Public School Exhibi-
tion featuring work done by students in grades kinder-
garten through 12th grade in the Sarasota public school
system through May 31.
The gallery is located at 707 N. Tamiami Trail,
MCC gallery hosts
An AIDS awareness exhibition, "Visual AIDS," is
currently on exhibit through June 8 at the Manatee
Community College Fine Art Gallery, 5840 26th St.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
For more information call 755-1511, ext. 4251.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's
'Carousel' at Riverfront
The Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre is closing
out its 1994-95 season with a production of "Carousel,"
written by Richard Rodgers with music and lyrics by
Oscar Hammerstein II.
The production will run through Sunday, May 28.
Evening shows are at 8 p.m. with Sunday performances
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All ages of dancers will be featured in the show which is entitled "From Broadway to Hollywood."
Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the door.
For more information call 792-2060 or 792-7451.
'Guys and Dolls' on stage
"Guys & Dolls," one of the best-loved Broadway
musicals of all time, will be performed on Wednesday,
May 17, through Saturday, May 20, at Booker High
School, 3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota.
The cast and production staff are all students df
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A rare "Behind-the Scenes" tour of Selby Gar-
dens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, will be offered to the
public on Saturday, May 13, from 10:15 am. to noon.
The tour offers a view of work areas seldom seen by the
public. Cost: $6 for non-members/free for members.
New Options Center and New Options Inc., will
hold an Open House on Monday,May 15, from 4 to 6
p.m. at Manatee Vo-Tec, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton.
Light refreshments will be served. Information: 751-
Worship service will take place at 10 a.m. at the
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
Longboat Key. Don Ryno will be guest organist and a
special music selection will be provided by Donna
Sabbath Evening Service will be held Friday,
May 12, at 8 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles
Rd., Longboat Key. Saturday Morning Services with
Torah Reading will take place on Saturday, May 13, at
10 am. Information: 383-3428.
The American Association of University Women
Bradenton Branch will hold its May meeting at the
Tara Country Club, 6602 Drewery's Bluff Road (off
SR70)on Tuesday, May 16, at 6 p.m. Nancy Ezold,
Blake Hospital cancer data analyst, will speak on
"Laughing Your Way to a Healthier You." Cost: $15.
Reservations: 792-8372 or 753-3861 (by May 12).
The Federation of Manatee County Community
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at Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
The guest speaker will be Ernie Padgett, Manatee
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Roser Church member Anne S. Goodrich will be in Maine for her 100th birthday on July 4, so the congrega-
tion held worship services and a luncheon in her honor May 7. A Florida native, Goodrich has dedicated most
of her life to missionary work. Much of her Island time has been spent in involvement at Roser. The turnout at
her birthday party was proof of the many lives she has touched. Surrounding Anne, from left, are close friend
Peggy Nash; family member Vanis Reilly; daughter Anne Goodrich Jones; Ward and Bernice Cole, whose
birthday gift was a copy of the July 4, 1895, Morning Sun New York daily newspaper; and son-in-law Terry
Jones. In honoring Goodrich during worship services, Nash told the congregation: "Anne says being in her
100th year isn't something she considers an accomplishment, but a gift. We're thankful for this gift and the
inspiration this delightful lady gives us. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
Island chambers welcomes
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
welcomes its new members.
They are: Mass Mutual, Nita A. Schotsch, Anna
Maria City; Phil's Texaco, Bradenton; Cellular
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Happy Mother's day
Yes, it's about time for Mother's Day. I have to say
I appreciate the day more each year. My children have
made the celebration of Mother's Day very special and
rewarding. If there were a children's day, I'd eagerly
reciprocate and celebrate the many merits of having
two terrific kids.
I'm very lucky to have two children who have be-
come my very best friends. They have great careers,
full and productive lives. My daughter Kendra is an
attorney practicing in Tampa. Damon is executive sous
chef at the Cafe L'Europe on St Armands Circle in
Sarasota and owns his own auto detail business.
They're the most thoughtful individuals I have had
the pleasure to know and sometimes I think they must
have evolved in spite of me.
They're both very quiet, very unlike me.
To celebrate Mother's Day, they often give me a
gardenia plant a sort of remembrance for my own
mother. We also have a special lunch or brunch at a
restaurant and then find something fun to do with the
rest of the day like boating, beaching or watching
old black and white movies and Lucy re-runs in the
comfort of the air conditioning.
Of course, there are an exceptional number of ex-
cellent choices for Mother's Day dining. On holidays,
we often find ourselves looking for nostalgia in the
form of food. Nearly 20 years ago we (the kids and I)
frequented the dining room at Far Horizons where on
Sunday they had two incredible and unique menu
items: Roast Beef Hash and German Apple or Banana
I still have an ashtray from the old "Raft and Reef
Tigers make good butter for pancakes
Queen for a day
Room" that I'm sure my children will fight over some
day. It's long gone now but in its heyday it was host to
diplomats and dignitaries including German Chancel-
lor Willie Brandt (they always bragged about him) and
the rich and famous.
They were the creations of Chef Harold Wuelfrath
who I believe may now be at The Oaks. The hash was
a concoction of leftover Saturday night prime rib and
baked potatoes, sauteed and tossed in an omelette pan
until it was rounded and crispy on the outside, topped
with a poached egg and served with French bread.
The pancakes were huge, rich and fluffy. The bat-
ter was poured over the butter-sauteed fruit in a large
skillet and then baked. It fluffed up and over-flowed the
largest, most opulent platter in the place and was served
with lingonberries, real Vermont syrup and sour cream.
The good news is you can find these items at res-
taurants now! Harry's Continental Kitchens on
Longboat Key (Harry was a chef at the Far Horizons
back then) has the hash and the pancakes. Cafe
L'Europe has offered the pancakes for many years. It's
a staple on their menu at lunch and it is often shared for
Wherever you choose to go with Mom, you'll have
plenty to choose from amongst the advertisers in this
issue of The Islander Bystander.
There are special menus offered at Mar Vista
Dockside Restaurant, the Sandbar, Gulf Drive Cafe,
Crabby Bill's, and The Hunt Club.
At our area's only Greek restaurant, Nicki's West
59th and at Key West Willy's, free flowers are offered
Our culinary representatives from France, Austria
and England offer European flair and ... a complimen-
tary glass of champagne for Mom with dinner at Chez
Andre, free dessert or a split of Riesling for Mom at
Vienna Castle, and at Crown & Thistle each mother
receives a complimentary drink with her entree.
Tia Lena's, The Mutiny and Sign of the Mermaid
have special brunch offerings as well as dinner. At the
Bridge Street Pier and Cafe, Mom can enjoy a special
breakfast served all day with a Mimosa. Afterward you
can treat Mom to a "Special Sunday" at Joe's Eats &
The Buccaneer Inn promises to entertain Mom
with a special appearance by musician Brian Beebe in
the evening and piano bar entertainment in the after-
Beach House Restaurant has possibly the most in-
novative offering magic!
According to Manager Steve Ananicz a magician
will roam the dining room and outdoor patio creating
memorable moments for mom and the entire family.
He does balloon and card tricks among others and
makes gifts of the balloons!
If you have small children, this is the perfect spot
for you with a children's playground, volleyball
games and a wide beach providing amusement all
within view of the deck.
Ready for some horseshoes?
Plans for the 1995 Ray Simches Memorial Island
Cities Horseshoe Tournament are proceeding for June
24. The cost to enter is $20 for a two-man team with
proceeds to benefit the "light fund," a special account
established by The Islander Bystander at First National
Bank of Manatee to provide new lights for the Little
League and soccer fields.
Entry forms for The Islander Bystander sponsored
horseshoe contest are available at the newspaper office
in the Island Shopping Center, 5408 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach and at all three Island city halls.
Call 778-7978 to request the entry form by fax.
CELEBRATING FORTY YEARS
Mote Marine Laboratory celebrates its 40th anni-
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10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is only $1 with members
admitted free for food and refreshments, educational
programs and tours of the aquarium, laboratory and
new marine mammal center.
Special events include a water ski show by Ski-a-
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Rees and entertainment by The Sophisticates.
If you think angel fish faces and shark bite scowls
sound attractive then you might want to let your kids
partake in free face painting.
Other family fun interests are offered including;
the Jason Project display, sea turtles, a 135,000-gallon
shark tank and a 30-foot-long touch tank with all man-
ner of sea creatures.
Mr. Brock's gift
You should all be so lucky as to have a retired win-
ter visitor (and fax customer) who comes and goes with
as much grace and elegant charm as Jim Brock.
Each winter for three years now, Mr. Brock has
availed himself of our fax service, sending and receiv-
ing faxes from his law firm in Vermont. Seems they
won't let him retire.
And each year he has been so kind as to send a gift
box of Morse Farm Sugar Shack Pure Vermont Maple
Syrup to The IslanderBystander. The pintjugs are treated
like a "gift from heaven" and coveted by employees and
family members lucky enough to get ajug each year.
The syrup is grade A, medium amber and all natu-
ral 40 gallons of pure sap from the tree is boiled to
make one gallon and that's it.
The staff thanks you once again, Mr. Brock, for
your generosity and for the pleasure of your visits to
Anna Maria Island.
Sorry, but Aunt Jemima never had it this good.
Speaking of Aunt Jemima
My air conditioning repairman, who went the ex-
tra mile to save me from sweltering heat on Sunday,
noticed an Aunt Jemima cookie jar on my bookshelf
and asked how long I'd had it.
Seems hejust sold one exactly like mine to Dotty's
Depot, an antique store in Bradentonfor about $150.
Air & Energy's John Ferraro and his wife hunt for
bargains at yard sales and resell them for "diaper
money" as he described it.
Ferraro said they got really lucky once and bought
a Tiffany feather-pattern vase with bronze, pineapple
It's Easter morning. The Cracker is greeting the
dawn on the shore of Salt Springs. The air is slightly
cooler than the water, allowing an eerie vapor to
rise and float along above the flowing crystal-clear
water into Salt Springs Run.
A cormorant hangs its bat-wings out to dry on
a post while its mate continues to fish. A large black
bass strikes for his breakfast.
The Cracker is mesmerized by the beauty and
serenity of the panorama. The Spanish say it so
well, "Solo sin soledad" alone but not lonely.
This natural wonder has been visited by man
for the past 10,000 years. Thank ol' Teddy
Roosevelt for the wisdom to preserve it in 1908 as
part of the Ocala National Forest.
The seven major springs and two minor ones
boil forth between fissures in the shallow rock bot-
tom at the rate of 52 million gallons per day. Its
slightly saline taste is due to sodium, magnesium
and potassium salts dissolved in the water which
maintains a constant temperature of 72 degrees
The Cracker finds it fascinating that mullet
swim all the way from the Atlantic Ocean by way
base for a fraction of its value. Their cookie jar was a
Mine was purchased for $5 at a garage sale 15
years ago and since then I've seen one featured in a
kitchen setting in a photograph in Metropolitan Home.
I saw my cookie jar on a roadside table as I was
driving through Sarasota, rushing to pick up my daugh-
ter from school for an appointment. I hesitated, know-
ing I'd be late, then hit the brakes and did a U-turn. I
apologized profusely for my tardiness as usual -
and Kendra forgave me as usual.
Aunt Jemima was my favorite brand of syrup when
I was a kid and pancakes were my favorite breakfast.
Just had to have that cookie jar.
of the St Johns River
into Lake George and
then up Salt Springs
Run. Here they spend
the summer and fall ,
growing fat and sassy
on the water grasses in
Salt Springs before re-
turning to the ocean to
As the Cracker was Cracker's
sauntering back to his
campsite, he was over- Crumbs
taken by a lady hurry- By Gib Bergquist
ing to the nearby-phone
booth. As she passed him he tipped his cap.
"Happy Easter," sez he.
"Happy Easter to you," sez the lady in a voice
choked with emotion. "I just received word of the
death of my dear aunt who raised me as a daugh-
ter. What a glorious morning for an ascension," she
continued as tears streamed down her cheeks.
"Amen" sez the Cracker.
Flow on, Salt Springs.
It had much to do with my favorite storybook
around age 4 or 5 the one read to me nearly every
morning by my grandmother "Little Black Sambo."
I think the book was outlawed or altered during the
civil rights movement but my Virginia grandmother
loved the story of the little Indian boy who was chased
by a tiger until the tiger melted into butter from running
around the palm tree that Sambo climbed. He took the
butter home and his mother made him pancakes -
which he could eat in tremendous quantities.
It was a clever trick of hers, I know now, to get me
to eat more and I'm grateful we shared the story. My
kids say they still love my homemade pancake recipe.
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BI PAGE 18 0 MAY 11, 1995 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Beach-medicine humor cures fish-story syndrome
By Cynthia Finn
Anna Maria's retired family practitioner Dr. John
Deam turned anecdotist at the April meeting of the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society, entertaining 30
members with tales and tails of his 28-year Island
Deam, who is an active director on the society's
board, has lived in Holmes Beach since 1960, when he
took over the old Island Medical Center on Holmes
Boulevard (now the Art League headquarters) from Dr.
Deam said "practicing out here was a challenge"
beyond what he envisioned in all his medical-school
years. "But there sure were a lot of nice folks."
Beach medicine "is very different from regular
medicine," Deam explained with a smile. "I had no
idea what I was in for!"
A native of Reading, Pa., Deam first heard of Anna
Maria Island while an intern at Tampa Municipal Hos-
pital, now Tampa General.
Years later, when he met with retiring Dr. Huth in
the summer of 1960, Huth asked the young Deam what
he knew about stingray wounds.
"Well, nothing," Deam told the elder. "We have
none in Philadelphia," where Deam had been practic-
ing for seven years.
Inexperience with that medical facet aside, the lure of
the Island was great Deam told wife, Alice, to pack up,
and the Deams and their children headed south. They've
been an integral part of the community ever since.
What it's all about
Stingrays, imbedded fishhooks and shells, catfish
punctures, and more stingrays these are the things
beach medicine is made of, Deam reported. And, as a
family physician in a small community, watching fami-
lies grow, one generation to the next, was the pleasur-
Deam's very first Island patient was former
Bradenton Beach Mayor Dick Connick's daughter,
who had broken her arm climbing a tree. Twenty-five
years later, the daughter came in with her son, who had
suffered a deep laceration.
"That's what family medicine is all about," Deam
As for the stingrays, when a punctured victim came
in the office, "We dropped everything!" Deam said.
"These wounds are very very painful."
He recalled one brave, or otherwise occupied,
Cortez fisherman who came in with a 2 and 1/2-inch
barb imbedded in his foot "The wound was six or
seven days old. I don't know how he stood the pain that
long!" Deam said.
Deam displayed dozens of fishhooks of all sizes
that he had removed over the decades. He recalled one
weekend call in which a "poor fellow" arrived with a
hook dangling from one eye. Deam pulled gently on the
Retired Island physician
Dr. John Deam describes
the barb of the poisonous
stingray. Islander Photo:
eyelid and, miraculously, was able to simply lift the
The patient safe, Deam then zeroed in on the other
eye, which was glass. "How'd you get that?" Deam
"Guess what he answered?" Deam asked his enter-
tained audience. "Two years earlier a fishhook!"
Deam is of the house-call era, and he remembered
a visit to the home of a lady from one of the Island cit-
ies. "I looked up, and there, on the back of her sofa, was
a huge spider." Deam raised his eyebrows. "Now, I
don't care too much for spiders."
That was just the housekeeper, Deam's patient re-
ported. The good doctor wasn't buying that cure for
ants and roaches.
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Island daughter sings an accomplished song
This journey into the world of baroque music with
Donna Deam began with a press release about the Lon-
don-based chamber ensemble Musica Dolce. The ac-
companying glossy photograph depicted Deam, who
was raised on Anna Maria Island, as a stunning woman
in an elegant formal gown.
In a phone conversation, Deam's voice was allur-
ing and friendly. She was in the middle of a whirlwind
itinerary but would be delighted to meet with a reporter
from her hometown newspaper.
In the meantime, a trip through the dictionary of-
fered a refresher course in music appreciation.
Baroque: a style of music characterized by highly
embellished melodies and fugal or contrapuntal forms;
period in which these styles flourished, c. 1550-1750.
Fugue: a musical form or composition designed for
a definite number of instruments or voices in which a sub-
ject is announced in one voice and then developed contra-
puntally in strict order by each of the other voices.
Counterpoint: 1) a melody accompanying another
melody note for note 2) the art of adding a related but
independent melody or melodies to a basic melody, in
accordance with the fixed rules of harmony, to make a
Lights down, let the curtain go up.
Donna Deam is lovely and refined, poised and
positive. Seated in the sunny living room at the home
of her parents, Alice and John Deam, the accomplished
vocalist and keyboard musician exhibits none of the
strain that can accompany a full life of international
travel and performing, recording and teaching.
Musica Dolce has five Florida concerts in 11 days.
The following night Deam and her peers are to perform
at Sarasota's Church of the Redeemer, which holds a
special place in Deam's personal history.
As does the Island. "I do feel this is my home,"
says Deam, who moved to Holmes Beach from the
Philadelphiarea at age 5.
At age 6, Deam began piano lessons. Music has
been a major chord in her life ever
since. "I always loved it," she says.
"I was self-motivated and don't think
I ever had to be nagged."
As a teen, Deam studied piano
under the late Grey Perry, well-known
throughout Florida music circles. Her
Manatee High School days (class of'
'73) included playing oboe and flute in .
the concert band and the glockenspiel
in the marching band. .
When Deam joined the high
school chorus, a lifetime spark was
lit. "Music Director James Forssell .
was one of those teachers who in-
spired and changed every student," .
Deam says. "I was completely Donna Deam
moved to sing."
Involved as she was with the choral and piano
media, Deam says, however, that she still had "no de-
signs on a career in music."
While Deam was following a course of music and
business administration at what was then Manatee Jun-
ior College, an endowment resulted in the installation
of a pipe organ on the campus. Having been in some of
the grand cathedrals of Europe, Deam was again in-
spired. She knew, "I want to play."
Deam studied under local organist Ann
Stephenson-Moe and became an integral part of the
vocal and organ offerings at the Church of the Re-
deemer. During that period, Deam decided that she
could go into a full-fledged music career.
From 1977 to 1983, Deam lived in Chicago where
she earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in
church music and organ performance. While studying
and working as an organist/choirmaster, Deam was
exposed continually "to a whole wealth" of dedicated
musicians and to the realm of "early music."
She was entranced by streams of European and
especially English recordings and performances. "I
became immersed in English choral music," Deam
says. "The sound was lighter,
clearer, than opera. I was fully
taken with its absolute beauty."
Deam pauses, remembering a
turning point. "You know, you
meet people and everything leads
you into a very certain direction."
Already taking vocal lessons
"just for fun," Deam met one of the
world's finest exponents of early vo-
cal music, soprano Emma Kirkby.
At the age then of almost 30,
Deam decided to take a year off in
London to study with Kirkby's
mentor. That year abroad has
turned into a decade.
Today, after years of persistence and hard work,
and with a soul that sought and has found, Deam is
fully established in the London circle of early music
performers and enjoys a busy international career.
She performs and knows music from other periods
but says "baroque seems to be where I'm happiest." For
Deam, "baroque is easy listening."
As a freelance artist, Deam pursues a year-round
schedule of concert, recital and recording work. She
performs with England's many distinguished early
music ensembles, travels worldwide, records with
major labels, is involved in international radio and tele-
vision broadcasts, and teaches piano and voice.
"It's not all glamorous," Deam admits. "Imagine
freezing cathedrals, poor travel conditions and some-
times less-than-wonderful accommodations. Some-
times I'm simply jet-lagged, cold and hungry."
She adds quickly, with a smile, "But I'm so so
lucky to have found, to be doing, what I love to do
With her husband of one and a half years, Deam
also pursues interests in alternative medicine. Someday
she would like to integrate music, above and beyond
listening, and healing techniques.
For this day, Musica Dolce beckons.
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B1 PAGE 20 M MAY 11, 1995 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Neither sun nor rain stops 'Shell Lady'
By Cynthia Finn
No matter how many times the story's told of
the couple who finds rejuvenation in retirement here in
our special part of the world there's always a unique
Witness Fay McFatter of Holiday Cove Travel
Trailer Park in Cortez, known affectionately as "the
Shell Lady," and a more apt nickname there never was.
Having spent four retirement years splitting their
time between Holmes Beach and Hampton, Va., Fay
and her husband Louis sold their Island home last year
for the more maintenance-free lifestyle in Cortez. Af-
ter all, Fay has found her calling and that leaves little
time for housework and yard upkeep.
Shells, thousands and thousands of shells that's
what Fay is all about these days.
"She puts about 75 percent of her time into this,"
says Louis cheerfully as he tends his gardens, which are
inlaid with large shells of many types. "Why, I've even
The invitation to* 1
Cove is always
open to this blue
heron, who takes .L
bologna, but .
prefers chicken. .
Fay McFatter's auger collection gets counted two by two. Islander Photos: Cynthia Finn.
learned how to cook this year!"
By 7 a.m. every morning rain or shine Fay
has walked the mile from Holiday Cove out to the Is-
land, where she heads south on the beach to walk and
walk, to scan the sands and surf, sometimes for up to
Arthritis means Fay does it standing, one knee
bent, and every single day yields new treasures: tulip
shells, coral, turkey wings, olive shells, sponges, Chi-
nese hats, Paul Newman eyes, king's crowns, crab
claws. And let's not forget AUGERS.
Augers tiny, little, mid-sized and big cork-
screw shells, that after rinsing Fay counts two by two.
From November through April 27, Fay had collected
23,199 of them. And there was five days' worth yet to
Fay stresses that she never takes anything live and
she always brings back a bag of trash from her outings.
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Purr-fect pet packs up her
Mostly Abyssinian madam Gypsy, who adopted
Islanders Russ and Caroline Green on a Halloween
night six years ago, prepares for their annual
journey to Minnesota. The Greens went to great
effort to find Gypsy's original owner, but Gypsy
liked the Greens' way of doing things and has been
queen of the domain ever since. Islander Photo:
CONTINUED FROM PRECEDING PAGE
"It's not crazy, it's fun!" says Fay, who loves the
exercise (21 pounds lost this winter) and also has big
plans for these shells.
The McFatters are set to head back to Virginia for
the summer. In tow, all the shells.
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Guild hosts chamber music recital
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will host a recital to raise funds for the Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra and Chorus on Thursday, May 18, at 8 p.m., at the Church of the Annunciation, Fellowship Hall,
4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Ticket donation is $15. Tickets can be purchased at the guild's gallery, 5414
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, or at the door the night of the concert. Some of the solo performers, left to right,
are Lesia Schula, Lyvdmila Afanasieva, Elaine Burkly, Polya Gershfeld, Alfred Gershfeld and in back, left to
right, Yelena Gershfeld and Willem Bartlesman. Islander Photo: Courtesy the Artist's Guild
The augers will be transformed into earrings and
pendants and used to fill decorated glass jars. Some of
the larger shells will become lamps. Fay will sell the
wares at crafts shows while Louis restores some an-
And when the McFatters return next November,
Fay will be back at her beloved routine: walking,
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SA Mother's Day Garden Tour for the benefit of
Children's Haven/Adult Center and Selby Gardens is
scheduled for Sunday, May 14, from noon to 5 p.m.
Included in the drive-about itinerary will be five private
gardens representing a broad diversity in plantings and
landscaping. Tickets may be purchased at Crowder
Brothers, Holmes Beach. Cost: $10 in advance/$12 day
of event. Information: 366-5731, ext. 10.
NOW IT'S TIME FOR
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Restaurant Appreciation Night
KITCHEN OPEN DAILY 11 AM
With Daily Lunch Specials
BANTAM PLAZA 10104 CORTEZ RD. WEST
1.5 MILES EAST FROM BEACH ON CORTEZ RD.
On Tuesday, May 16, the "Bay Star" will sail
from Venice at 10:50 a.m. and again at 1:50 p.m. for a
cruise to benefit construction of the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary and Venice Nature Center. Both cruises will
be escorted by the Pelican Man Dale Shields. Tickets:
$25. Reservations/Information: 388-4444.
The American Heart Association will hold its
Tenth Annual Tennis Tournament, Thursday through
Sunday, May 18 to 21, at C.V. Walton Racquet Cen-
ter at G.T. Bray Park and the Bradenton County Club.
Entry Fee: $20 for first entry/$10 for additional entry.
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those of you who may encounter a baby bird that :
If you find a baby bird that has fallen out of its
nest, put it back in the nest. If you can't locate the
nest, you can fashion a substitute out of a flower
pot or hanging plant container. Place the nest in a -- '
safe area close to where you found the baby.
Remember that birds learn to fly on the I-
ground. If you see a well-feathered little fledging
on the ground, leave it alone. Its parents will return.
to feed and care for it by the end of the day.
If you find a baby bird that appears injured or
orphaned, contact the nearest licensed wildlife re- -
Other thing you can do to help are:
Keep bird baths filled with fresh water and
bird feeders filled with fresh seed.
If you accidentally cut down a tree or bush
that contains a nest, drive a post into the ground
near the original nest and attach the nest to it. Find me, help me
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April 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 17-foot pleasure craft
overdue from the Anna Maria Island area. The sta-
tion requested assistance from the three Coast Guard
Auxiliary flotillas in searching for the vessel. The
boat returned home safely a short time later.
April 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot pleasure craft
disabled near Skiers Island in Roberts Bay. The station
requested the assistance of Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
sel 2084171, which towed the vessel to port.
April 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacon activated about four miles
west of New Pass. The station launched its 21-foot
boat, equipped with portable direction finding gear,
to investigate. No vessels were found in distress at
the scene. Further satellite investigation revealed an-
other position of the EPIRB in Sarasota Bay, which
also produced negative results of any vessel in dis-
May 3, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
and no violations discovered.
May 3, Boarding. A pleasure craft was boarded
and issued a boating safety violation for not having a
serviceable backfire flame arrestor.
Deadline to register: Monday, May 15. Information/
Mote Marine Laboratory will celebrate its 40th year
with a Birthday Bash and Open House on Saturday, May
13. Gates open at 10 am. and the party will last until 5
p.m. Visitors will go "behind the scenes" with self-guided
laboratory and aquarium tours, access to lab scientists
speaking about their research projects. Cost: $1 per per-
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Ferguson teaches, and he wrote the book
Eighth-grade science students at King Middle
School have recently begun a 12-week study of marine
ecology, and the barrier island focused on in their text-
book is Anna Maria Island.
The 1995 book, "Marine Adventure," was written
by their teacher, J. David Ferguson of Holmes Beach,
chairman of King's science department and one half of
the nightclub duo Connie and Dave.
Because all of the specific locations cited in the
text are in Manatee County, "the kids are really drawn
in and interested," says Ferguson. "These are places
they know, and the 40 hands-on lab activities put them
right at home."
The Manatee County School Board published the
70-page "Marine Adventure" with funding from a grant
awarded to Ferguson by the national American Wilder-
ness Leadership School Foundation. Ferguson's par-
ticipation at the foundation's Wyoming school in 1992
qualified him to apply for the grant.
The current application at King of the students'
edition of the textbook is a pilot for Ferguson's curricu-
lum to be used countywide. The teachers' edition will
be out in the fall, when Ferguson will run workshops
for his peers.
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her terrifying experiences in the mental health system. An
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psychiatric nursing experience.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 28, theft, 900 block of North Shore Drive.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed
a planter from the front yard.
April 29, battery, 700 block of Jacaranda Road.
The complainant reported that he went to the subject's
home to discuss money owed to him by the subject.
The complainant said the subject grabbed him around
the throat and choked him, then threatened him with
May 2, found property a small power boat
with outboard motor, beach end of Willow.
May 3, domestic battery, 400 block of Spring.
The officer responded in reference to an ex-boyfriend
and ex-girlfriend hitting each other. The officer re-
ported both had bruises and scratches.
May 4, lost property a pager, 700 block of
North Shore Drive.
April 27, criminal mischief, 110 Bridge St.,
Sonny Daze. The complainant reported a person un-
known broke the glass in a cigarette machine. Damage
April 28, property damage, 300 block of Gulf
Drive, Beach House parking lot. The officer on patrol
observed a speed limit sign broken off, a small palm
tree uprooted and a concrete back stop sign broken.
There were skid marks and a large piece of broken
glass on the ground.
April 29, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach con-
cession stand. A person unknown attempted to gain
entry to the bill changing machine. Damage was $100.
April 30, criminal mischief, 100 block of Bridge
Street The complainant reported he secured the residence
of the victim and when he returned he found damage to
the front screen door and garage lock. Damage was $100.
April 30, aggravated domestic battery, 1600
block of Gulf Drive. The officer reported he had to take
the subject home because he was drunk and falling into
mail boxes. After the officer left, the subject got into
an argument with his girlfriend.
She said he pinned her against a chair and began
slapping her and she picked up a lamp and tried to hit
him with it to get him off her. The lamp broke and the
subject knocked her to the floor where she was cut with
broken glass. The subject was placed in custody.
May 5, aggravated domestic battery, 100 block
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he hit her with his crutch, causing a cut. The subject
was placed in custody.
April 28, found property a bicycle, 45th Street
and Second Avenue.
April 28, suspicious persons, 3600 block of
Fourth Avenue. The officer responded in reference to
juveniles with alcohol. He located a party but did not
observe any juveniles with alcohol. A dozen juveniles
decided to leave the party upon the officer's arrival.
April 29, animal, 100 block of 66th Street. The
officer observed a dog becoming overheated in a ve-
hicle sitting in the sun. He explained to the owner that
the dog could die if left there and suggested she move
the vehicle to 65th Street where there is ample shade.
April 29, found property a bicycle, 60th Street
and Holmes Boulevard.
April 29, service, 5200 block of Marina Drive.
The officer responded in reference to a locked vehicle
with a small child inside and opened the vehicle.
April 30, suspicious person, 3000 block of Av-
enue E. The officer responded in reference to an intoxi-
cated subject about to drive. He talked to the subject
who said he would not drive.
April 30, petty larceny of a ladder, 3000 block of
April 30, aggravated battery, 3000 Avenue E. The
complainant reported she and her boyfriend became in-
volved in an argument when he grabbed her, threw her on
the bed, held her down and beat her head and face.
She said he broke a bedroom and a living room
window, then grabbed her and head-butted her, leaving
a two-inch gash on her forehead. The subject fled. A
bolo (be on the lookout) was issued for the subject and
a capias request was sent to the State Attorney's Office.
April 30, drunk, 2800 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer was dispatched in reference to a drunk walking
along the road. A Bradenton Beach officer had located
the subject and taken him home.
April 30, domestic, 4900 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer was dispatched in reference to a domestic
disturbance. The complainant said she and her husband
had been arguing about his driving ability. Both had
been drinking alcoholic beverages, said the report.
She said he stopped the vehicle and she exited, then
he exited, grabbed her by the throat and threw her
against the vehicle. The passengers confirmed her
statements. The husband was placed in custody.
May 1, found property a bicycle, 5900 block
of Marina Drive.
May 1, DUI, DWLS, resisting without violence,
open container, 5400 block of Holmes Boulevard. The
officer responded to the location in reference to a com-
plaint of a drunk driver. The complainant gave the dis-
patcher a tag number and description.
The officer found the vehicle parked but running with
Lynn Whitaker, 45, of Holmes Beach, in the driver's seat
As he approached the vehicle the officer noted that
Whitaker had glassy eyes and the strong odor of an alco-
holic beverage about her. He saw a nearly empty bottle of
beer on the center console, said the report.
The officer asked Whitaker to turn off the ignition
and exit the vehicle. According to the report, she was
unsteady on her feet and was swaying as she walked.
He asked her to perform field performance tests. An-
other officer arrived to assist. Whitaker recognized the
second officer from a previous incident, became hos-
tile and refused to perform any further tests.
The officer attempted to place her in custody and
she resisted, kicking her legs, said the report. She was
placed in leg shackles and put in the patrol vehicle. A.
check of her driver's license showed it was suspended.
The officer notified HRS to take custody of her eight-
year-old daughter, who was in the vehicle with her, and
her 13-year-old son at home alone.
May 4, found property a bicycle, 7000 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
May 4, vandalism, 4200 Gulf Drive, Gulf Sands.
The complainant reported a person unknown cut the
convertible top on his rental vehicle.
May 4, trespass, 6200 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The officer was dispatched in reference to a dis-
turbance. Upon his arrival, the complainant said her
neighbor had been causing a disturbance by yelling and
threatening her because she complained about the
neighbor's pig. Trespass warnings were issued to both.
May 4, vandalism, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock Inn. The complainant reported he left his vehicle
in the parking lot and went to a pool tournament in
Bradenton. Upon his return he found his two front tires
were flat. The officer observed they were cut with a
knife. Damage was $100.
May 4, drowning, 100 block of 75th Street on the
beach. The officer responded in reference to a possible
drowning. The victim had been found by a passerby in
the Gulf in approximately three feet of water. CPR was
performed at the scene and the victim was transported
to the hospital where she passed away the next day.
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If you have to ask, you're curious, too
By Bob Ardren
There are a lot of old jokes about how much is
costs to keep a boat Mostly, they're true.
Boat owners don't like to talk about costs very
much "denial" being the currently popular term for
their usual state of mind but there are ways to hope-
fully keep the costs within reason. Trailering your boat
is one way, thus avoiding slip rental costs, not to men-
tion the other kinds of tabs you can run up by just hang-
ing around most nice marinas.
But the dream of having a yacht ready to slip its
lines at, say, Galati Marine, is a popular one. So lets
take a look at what that costs these days.
Since we're dreaming anyway, lets dream big with
a 40-foot trawler you'd like to live aboard. We'll get to
small boats some other time.
Galati Marine is a classic Florida marina tucked
away on the north end of the Island. It even has those
greatest-of-all Florida dockages covered slips. Both
the restaurant and bar, i.e., Rotten Ralph's, are first rate
and I like the place.
Dockage for our 40-foot trawler runs $7 per foot
per month plus $150 a month liveaboard fee. These
charges are for a monthly contract Knock off 10 per-
cent if you're willing to sign an annual one.
Shorter stays at Galati's are charged $1 per foot per
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Rates for an annual contract at the Seafood Shack are
$8 per foot per month for liveaboards including water and
electricity. For non-liveaboards, the charge is $6.
Short stays are charged 60 cents per foot each night.
No wonder I see so many weekenders pulling in there.
If Longboat Key is more your style, you've got a
couple of choices: the gracious old Buccaneer or the
In keeping with the old Florida laid back atmosphere
at the Buccaneer, they keep things simple. Slips cost $9
per foot per month based on an annual contract There's
no extra charge for liveaboards. Monthly contracts cost
$10 per foot per month. Daily rate is $1.25 per foot.
If you've ever visited the Buccaneer, you know it's
a pretty nice place to hang out (I bought a sailboat there
once and almost never left), but then once you step off
the property, you find yourself on Longboat Key.
Likewise, Longboat Key Moorings really is
Longboat through and through, with all the guard
houses and zany atmosphere that implies. Sure enough,
a couple of calls to the Moorings resulted in widely
divergent quotes to rent a slip for our trawler. In addi-
tion, I was told during both calls that "liveaboards are
not allowed on Longboat Key." This seemed strange
since I know folks living aboard at the Moorings.
The first call resulted in a quote of $399 a month
plus electricity and $5 for a monthly pumpout. It also
got me a pitch for buying a slip, condo style, for $1,900
a foot, plus $1.22-a-month maintenance fee.
A second call the next day resulted in a quote of
$10.50 per foot per month for a seasonal (three-month)
contract. An annual contract would drop that price to
$9.50, I was told. For a simple overnight stay, the
charge is $1.50 per foot, with a 30-foot minimum.
The lady answering my second call told me these
are new rates going into effect June 1, but the whole
thing made me a bit nervous, so proceed with caution
there. Like the fellow the first day, the lady the second
also swore there were no liveaboards on Longboat Key.
Another liveaboard opportunity on Sarasota Bay is
the Holiday Inn Marina just north of the Sarasota/
Bradenton Airport. There, based on a three-month
minimum contract, they charge $8.50 per foot per
month, and liveaboards pay $75 a month extra. Inter-
estingly, the first $30 a month of your electricity is free.
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Daily rates are 90 cents a foot with a 30-foot minimum.
One nice feature of the Holiday Inn Marina is that
all the docks there are floating docks, so tie ups are
simple. On the other hand, there are no covered slips.
Finally, there's Marina Jack at the bayfront off
At Marina Jack a slip for our imaginary I wish
not! trawler on an annual contract will cost you $218
a month plus your electricity, which is individually me-
tered at the dock. Since you choose to live on board,
there's an additional charge of $195. Unless you have
an approved sewer treatment system aboard, plan on
another $5 a month for pumping out your holding tank.
You can rent that slip by the month for $11.25 per
foot per month plus electricity. Or, if you're living
aboard, figure to pay $15 per foot per month plus elec-
tricity. Daily rates are $1 per foot with a $30 minimum.
That's about all the liveaboard opportunities I
could find in the area, so you might want to go ahead
and buy that boat now and just move it around a bit
until you find the marina you like best.
Invite me over for a lemonade when you getto Galati.
Whew, we're safe again!
We're safe again, the Florida Legislature has ad-
journed. But it isn't like lawmakers didn't take their
licks at environmentalists or at least try to dur-
ing the past few weeks.
"The environmentalist-of-the-year award definitely
will go to the best defensive player, this session," is how
the chairman of the Environmental Regulation Commis-
sion put it And he was right. A few highlights include:
The white ibis won't lose its "species of special con-
cern" status. The Senate boneheadedly threatened to with-
hold $2 million from the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission unless the ibis lost its status. In arare gesture
of wisdom, the House told the Senate to go pick on some-
body its own size and wiped out the requirement.
The Mangrove Protection Act passed. In typical
Tallahassee style, the Mangrove Protection Act should
be called the Mangrove Massacre Act because it now
allows shoreline property owners to trim back the
plants for the view, don't you know.
And finally, my favorite, the beach renourishment
act. This is the one that allows folks to move turtle nests
around (are you listening, Chuck Shumard?) so they
can renourish beaches during nesting season. It passed.
See you next week.
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DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu5/11 10:02 2.0ft 3:17 0.6ft 11:04 1.5ft 4:31 0.3ff
Fri5/12 10:30 2.2ft 3:49 0.8ft - 5:16 0.0ft
Sat 5/13 12:08 1.5ft 4:17 0.9ft 11:01a2.4ft 6:05 -0.2ft
Sun 5/14 1:08 1.4ft 4:42 1.1ft 11:34a2.6ft 6:50 -0.4ft
Mon5/15 2:11 1.4ft 5:08 1.1ft 12:12 2.7ft 7:43 -0.5ft
Tue 5/16 3:14 1.3ft 5:32 1.2ft 12:52 2.7ft 8:32 -0.4ft
Wed 5/17 4:28 1.3ft 6:04 1.2ft 1:38 2.7ft 9:26 -0.4ft
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Summer weather produces sizzling snook action
By Capt Mike Heistand
Summer is here and the fishing is excellent. Back-
water fishers are reeling in lots of trout and catch-and-
release redfish. Some reports indicate the snook season
is about at its peak in both numbers of fish caught and
size of the tasty linesiders. Offshore anglers are start-
ing to get more and more snapper and grouper, with an
occasional cobia or mackerel thrown into the cooler.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
have been catching a lot of catch-and-release redfish,
mackerel, mangrove snapper, a lot of jack crevalle and
a bunch of small snook at night.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier fish-
ers have had a very good week, with lots of mackerel,
some snook, a few cobia and some big catch-and-re-
The Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet reports the four-
hour trip averaged 80 head of Key West grunts, king-
fish, mangrove snapper and a couple of grouper. The
six-hour trip averaged 70 head of porgies, scamp and
mangrove snapper. The nine-hour trip averaged 60
head of red and black grouper and mangrove snapper.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said Team Galati
placed first in the Lemon Bay Rotary Grouper Tourna-
ment with a 25.1-pound red grouper, caught by Rich-
ard Gupton. Congratulations, Team Galati! If you
aren't able to hook up with one of the big reds, Chris
suggests trying snapper out in the Gulf.
Capt. Phil Shields is getting in some excellent
grouper fishing, with both reds and blacks prevalent.
He's also bringing a few cobia back to the dock, as well
as plenty of yellow tail and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is about as
good as it's going to get right about now, with his char-
ters coming back with limit catches on almost every
trip. Some of the linesiders are tipping the scales at
more than 15 pounds, he added.
Capt. Mark Bradow said catch-and-release reds
of up to 34 inches are the best reports of the week for
him, as well as about all the trout you could want.
On my boat Magic we've been catching lots and
lots of reds, too, with larger snook starting to show up
- some as big as 34 inches long. We've also been able
to boat some 25-inch trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been getting fair catches
of snook and trout, with some days better than others.
ThMe's also plenty of catch-and-release reds out there.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said summertime
fishing is in full swing right now, with excellent reports
of reds, snook and trout in the backwater. Offshore,
look to hook up with cobia near the artificial reefs or
grouper. And by the reports Bill has heard, the kingfish
run has run its course for this spring.
Good luck and good fishing.
Team Galati took first place in the Lemon Bay Rotary Grouper Tournament with a 25.1-pound red grouper.
Pictured from left are Geroge Reuss, Capt. Glenn Corder, Richard Gupton and Chris Galati Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Kelly Galati
I Center little league baseball schedule
Major League games
Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 12
Monday, May 15
Tuesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 17
Minor League games
Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 12
Saturday, May 13
Monday, May 15
Tuesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 17
Tee Ball games
Saturday, May 13
Saturday, May 13
Saturday, May 13
Anna Maria Fire District vs. Kiwanis
Westbay Athletic Club vs. Haley's Motel
D. Coy Ducks vs. Anna Maria Fire District
Kiwanis vs. Haley's Motel
Anna Maria Fire District vs. Westbay Athletic Club
Tip of the Island vs. Uncle Dan's Place
Betsy Hills vs. Jim Boast Dodge
Bali-Hai vs. Quality Builders
Bali-Hai vs. Betsy Hills
Jim Boast Dodge vs. Tip of the Island
Quality Builders vs. Uncle Dan's Place
Continental Kichen vs. Anna Maria Pest Control
VFW Post 8199 vs. A. Paradise Realty
Beach Bistro vs. Beach House Restaurant
for free home
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delivery if necessary.
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parks or condos but
bulk drops can be
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WORLD WAR TRUE!
BY BOB KLAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Actor Cage
8 Mosaic piece
23 Accepted as
24 Poe poem set in
25 Put out
26 Ran out
27 To the extent tha
28 The German
33 Rose hip and
Red Zinger, e.g.
39 Goddess of night
40 Province of
44 60's satellite
47 Lock horns with
49 Poison antidotes
was based on the
71 Field marshal
73 Play by E. E.
74 Author Robbe-
Grillet et al.
77 Puts away
S Market money
80 Page of music
82 The first
t Dickin Medal
was a -
94 One who
neatens a bed
97 Ottoman V.I.P.
98 Quarter back
101 Letter from
102 Red letters
104 Author James
leading to the
114 Plenty angry
62 "--go, into the 115 "CHiPs" chap
116 Capital on the
63 Switch Tanshui River
64 Miss 117 Okinawan
65 Bara seaport
contemporary 120 Blue hue
66 Gaping opening 121 White pages
124 1976 Beach Boys
S_ t y p tune
129 "Prince -"
fB ("Aladdin" song),
131 Pretend to be
133 The BBC
146 Flower petals,
147 60's TV western
148 French auto
149 Biblical liar
150 Blue books?
151 Here and there,
152 Nerve impulse
I Raid the
2 Tiniest bit
3 Oscar winner as
4 One of five
5 Priest of the East
7 Turn blue?
11 Year in school:
12 Once, once
13 Wreck of the
14 Mixwith, as
15 Sudden silences
people, for short
21 They're for the
29 Cautionary sign
30 "I didn't know
35 V-mail address
36 "All Things
40 Try, try again?
41 Safety elevator
43 "Oh!" de
46 Nerve impulse
48 Pour forth
50 Rental checks?
51 "The Price Is
53 Scottish actress
54 Part of a
Barber of Seville"
58 Nap sack?
59 Pelvis part
66 King Duncan's
67 Title poem of a
68 Marrier in haste,
70 Amorous glance:
72 Depicted 1
75 High dudgeon 1
"- Thou Now
Opposite of seek
Hall and Oates's
105 Morales of "La
108 Fuel efficiency
109 Helpful PC key
110 Cliched climax
of a movie
112 Stutz Bearcat
118 Morro Castle
119 Brighton brew
122 Visitors from 134 Laugh and a half
afar 135 Scott Turow
123 "Eight Men Out" book
directorJohn 136 Company
125 They're to be co-founded by
counted on Akio Morita
126 Collector's item 137 Ollie'sbiggest
127 "Look friend
Homeward, 138 Hebrides island
Angel" dramatist 139 Impertinent
SF'rings3 139 Impertinent
128 Accumulation 140 Play thing
130 Kon-Tiki 141 "I have seen war
worshipers .. war":
132 Like some
142 Strike out
144 1945, forone
SSTUM ED? Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
STUM PED? three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 750 per minute for the call.
By Scott Dell
AMICC Little League President
"Rally Caps" were on in a week of comeback vic-
tories and close games.
Haley's Motel came back in the sixth inning
Wednesday night to score four, led by Brandon Rob-
erts' two hits and one RBI to help defeat WAC 6-5.
Thursday, Kiwanis also came back from behind in
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 11, 1995 N PAGE 29 lB
the last turn at bat to score six, led by Barry Andrick's s
three RBIs, to defeat AMFD 9-8.
And Friday night saw D. Coy Ducks come back
and score six, led by Justin Dries' two hits and four
RBIs, to defeat Haley's Motel and stay undefeated in
the second half of the season at the Center'sLittle
AMICC Little League
Week ending May 6
D. Coy Ducks 3
Haley's Motel 3
W. Bay Athletic 1
Tip of the Island
Jim Boast Dodgers
Uncle Dans Place
League leading stats
ending May 3
D. Coy Ducks leads the pack in the major league.
Jeremy "Gabby" LeGrand cranks 'em consistently.
First National Bank
First National Bank of Manatee has announced that
Angela Claxon has been promoted to vice president Ms.
Claxon is the marketing & personnel director for the bank.
The bank also announced that Leslie Lohman has
joined the company as Credit Department Manager and
Assistant Vice President.
The Prudential Florida Realty in Holmes Beach
announced that T. Dolly Young was the office's top
seller for the month of April and Karin Stephan was its
top listing agent.
Island Real Estate
announces April results
Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach announces that
Wendy Kay Foldes was the company's top listing agent
and Richard Freeman was its top selling agent for April.
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HOMEY DUPLEX close to 68th St. beach.
Spacious 1300 s.f. beauty w/garage. Updated
kitchen & ceramic tile Florida room, plus a nice
900 s.f. unit. Both 2BR/1BA. Includes window
treatment, fumishings & more. A MUST SEE. Call
Nick Patsios 778-2261 or 778-4642. $179,900.
PRETTY COMPLEX near down town. Con-
venient two bedroom, 1 bath with well main-
tained grounds. Covered parking, fresh paint
& new carpet makes this an excellent value.
Call Lu or Bob Rhoden 778-2692. $39,900.
2 BEDROOM ground floor unit. Turnkey fur-
nished with many up-grades. Complex fea-
tures heated pools, tennis & boat docks.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791 or
GRAND CAYMAN MODEL Perico's largest
villa. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with lanai and deck
overlooking beautiful lake. 2 car garage, pri-
vate courtyard, all white kitchen. Call Rose
2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 2 car garage, large SUGAR WHITE BEACH located north end
screened lanai house is updated with all new of Holmes Beach. Exclusive residential condo
paint, carpet, new sinks and new garage door. complex 2 bedroom, 2 bath, end unit, bright
Vacant & ready Call Harold Small 792-8628. & cherry. Many upgrades Call Bobye Chasey
$135,000. 778-2261 $186,900
Hal is a forme
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ties. Hal has lived
island for 10 years.
CORNER LOT ON QUIET STREET in
Holmes Beach Cozy. appealing, and in im-
maculate condition 3 bedroom. 2 bath. tile roof,
oversized 2-car garage, screened porch, room
for a pool Call John Green 778-3167 $149.900.
SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUMS
- Cozy, tranquil rear 1 BR/1 BA contemporary unit
with view. $84,900
, 2BR/2BA top floor unit, totally remodeled. Va-
cant & ready to move into. $94,900.
* Southern exposure, bay view, from this 2na
floor 2BR/2BA. $121,900.
* King sized townhouse. 4BR/2.5BA turkey fur-
nished. Plenty of storage. $134,900.
Low maintenance fees, immaculate grounds, se-
cluded. Two heated pools, tennis, boat slips, wa-
DIRECT GULF VIEW TAo bedroom, two
and a half bath has pool, lacuzzi elevator,
boat dock, secured entry and enclosed lanai.
Call Bill Bowman 778-4619 $152,900
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Weekly Rentals From $450
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Westbay Point Moorings 3!2
with boat dock $900 mo.
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Call (813) 778-6665 or
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LUSH & TROPICAL: Close to beach, what a rare op-
portunity to own a two bedroom home plus a one bed-
room, one bath income producing apartment within
walking distance to prime beach. Owner financing,
impeccable condition and quality construction makes
this property desirable. Priced at $350,000. Call for
extras & details, Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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LOTS OF LOTS!!!
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria ......$79,000
Zoned ROR, lots of possibilities here!
OWNER WILL FINANCE. Great buy in
Anna Maria City. Call Agnes Tooker eves.
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710 Holly, Anna Maria ........$125,000
Beautifully wooded lot. Extra large resi-
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City in a very nice area of new homes.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 or
Kathy Granstad eves. at 778-4136.
They can't make anymore! This is the
last piece of undeveloped water-front
property in Anna Maria City. Unlimited
potential. Call Fran Maxon today for a
Great Investment Potential $2,110,000.
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Police department is stylin'
The Holmes Beach Police Department's recently
purchased patrol car sports a new color as well as new
blue markings and a new light bar design. Chief Jay
Romine said since the department could not get gray
and blue cars any more. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
B HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY V
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 6323 Gulf Dr. Holmes
Beach. Just like new! 3BR, 2BA townhouse. Brand new
berber carpet, paint and turn-key furnished. Beautiful tropi-
cal setting and community pool. Steps to the Gulf. Great
assumable financing S169;500. $164.500 Cu GCULP-BAY
REALTY of Anna Maria, Inc.
309 PINE AVENUE ANNA MARIA 778-7244
V We wish you a Happy Mother's
Day from Horizon Realty V
LOT FOR SALE...
North end of Island, near beaches.
Price includes state approved plans
for a 3 bedroom/3 bath new home
that will have some beautiful water
views. $145,000. Call Peggy or
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895
sq.ft. under roof home including caged pool. Unique
origami roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.
409 Pine Av.
. . 778-1222
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A NATURE LOVER'S PARADISE: Anna Maria water-
front home. View several species of birds in your back-
yard overlooking the natural canal. This home has a
new roof, freshly painted inside and out, new floor cov-
ering throughout the house and just one block to the
beach. A must see home $187,500. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
REDUCED: POOL HOME ON SAILBOAT WATER:
Key Royale three bedroom, two bath home with boat
dock, 70% stone lawn saving time and dollars for lei-
sure activities. Sprinkler system, double garage, room
for expansion. Now priced at $212,000. Please call
Carol R. Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.
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101 30th St, Holmes Beach, an elevated Gulf front
3bed/2bath 1,200 sfla home built in 1993 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 4/4/95, Bartizal to Caserta, for $376,500;
110 12th St. S., Bradenton Beach, 121 Gulf to Bay
Moorings, a bay front elevated condo of 2bed/2bath with
875 sfla built in 1982, was sold 4/5/95, Robertson to
Retallick, for $120,000; list $125,000.
125 47th St, Holmes Beach, a ground level 2bed/
2bath/2car/pool home of 1,152 sfla built in 1940 on a
100x100 lot, was sold 4/5/95, Dougherty to Geverd, for
$145,000; list unknown.
1801 Gulf Dr, Bradenton Beach, 188 Runaway Bay,
a bayfront 2bed/2bath 1,114 sfla condo built in 1978,
was sold 4/4/95, Baile to Pallandre, for $107,500; list
2214 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, an older (Rich-
ard Freeman eyeballs it as being built about 1950) el-
Almost 1700 sq. ft. in this Rutenberg
Customized Home. 2BR/2BA with 2-car
garage located on cul-de-sac. Large
eat-in kitchen & family room, extended
dining room, enlarged enclosed lanai &
barrel tile roof. Immaculatel Plus lots of
REALTOR' GRI LTG
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evated home of 2bed/2&l/2bath/2car with 992 sfla on a
50x110 lot, was sold 4/4/95, Pelo to Vanham, for
$115,000; list $124,900.
2600 Gulf Dr, Bradenton Beach, 14 Anna Maria
Island Club, an elevated Gulffront 2bed/2bath 1,200 sfla
condo built in 1984, was sold 4/5/95, Rea to Roadch, for
$235,000; list $255,000.
2815 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, an elevated 2bed/
2bath 1,050 sfla home built in 1978 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 4/7/95, Aguera to Weston, for $85,000; list un-
305 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 4bed/
4bath duplex of 1,600 sfla built in 1964 on a 75x100 lot,
was sold 4/4/95, Shank to Haul, for $124,500; list
313 Hardin, Anna Maria, an elevated canal front
3bed/2bath/2car home of 1,600 sfla built in 1988, was
sold 4/4/95, McDougal to Landstar Development Inc, for
$200,000; list $247-234,500.
3705 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, 217 Sunbow Bay 3,
a 2bed/2bath condo of 1,247 sfla built in 1980, was sold
4/4/95, Burger to Newman, for $85,500; list unknown.
3909 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, 4 Anna Maria
SRetail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
THE BEST NEWS
THE BEST NEWS
Square, an elevated condo/office suite of 3 rooms plus
reception area with 1,000 sf, built in 1985, was sold 4/
6/95, Klingel to Fischer, for $75,000; list $89,000.
404 Alamana, Anna Maria, a two story 4bed/4bath
duplex of 1,816 sfla built in 1973 on a funny-shaped lot,
was sold 4/4/95, Kwiatkowski to Eiseler, for $147,000;
426 Spring, Anna Maria, a ground leel 864 sfla
2bed/lbath home built in 1966 on a 52x93 lot, was sold
4/5/95, Hutter to White, for $115,000; list $123-117,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, exclusively for The Islander Bystander. 1995.
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Give Mom a week or a month away...
in a delightful cottage
on or near the beach.
We have a variety
of rentals to
S choose from.
Alice Zoller, Rental Agent
HORIZON REALTY (813) 778-0426
420 Pine Av. Box 155
of Anna Maria Inc. Anna Maria, FL 34216
From trash to treasure, you can
buy it and sell it in classified.
The Islander Bystander ads work for you!
OVERLOOKS LAKE. This second floor 2 bedroom,
2 bath unit would make a great rental or first home.
community pool. #62078. $39,900. Call Bruce
Skorupa eves at 795-0303.
NICE HOME! Elevated 3 bedroom home in Anna
Maria City near Rod & Reel Pier and Bean Point.
Custom designed kitchen with lots of cabinets and
deep storage drawers. Spacious living. Stucco and
Barrel tile roof. $172,000. Call Roni Price evenings
FRIENDLY GULF TO BAY COMMUNITY. 2 bed-
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fishing dock and Gulf access. Turkey furnished.
#63498. Call Carol Heinze evenings at 792-5721.
5400 GULF DR ...
n Enjoy beautiful sunsets from
This 1/1 turkey fumished unit
overlooking pool. Priced
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DUPLEXI Just steps to the
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Call Carol Heinze evenings at
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MARTINIQUE... 3 bedroom, 3
bath, magnificent views of Gulf
and beaches. Turnkey furnished.
Owner financing. Tennis, heated
pool, elev./sec. $196,900.
SUN PLAZA WEST... Rarely
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2 bath turkey fumished-some
new. Elev./sec, pool, tennis,
WESTBAY COVE... Pool view,
1 bedroom, 1 bath. Large, open
plan, turkey fumished. Walk to
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HOLMES BEACH MOTEL 6 apt. units. Steps to beach.
Modem. Central H/A. Location! Potential 18% ROI. Must
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Captivating Waterfront Residence
This newly listed 3 bedroom, 2 bath canalfront home with
boat dock and electric lift blends the timeless charm of a
traditional Florida Cracker house with tin roof and expan-
sive shady verandas, with the white latticework and pastel
colors of a Key West Style home. There are four sets of
french doors which open onto the 50 ft. porch, beautiful
ceramic tiled floors plus Berber carpeting and country-style
print wall coverings. Other amenities include a traditional
living room fireplace, formal dining room with oak wainscot-
ing and molding, plus atrulywonderful country kitchen with
knotty pine cabinets, tiled countertops with scattered farm
motif tile, center island with range and grill, and handy
nearby laundry room. The luxurious master suite offers a
sun room with glimpses of Tampa Bay and a fabulous mas-
ter bath with 4 x 6 ft jacuzzi and ceramic tiled shower for
two! All bathroom fittings and fixtures are Kohler, and there
is a sprinkler system with 5 zones on a separate irrigation
meter. This immaculate, beautifully maintained home re-
flects pride of ownership throughout and is being offered
at an affordable $395,000.
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ISLAND LIVING FOR $65,0001 Well-main- BRIDGEPORT Gulf view from this top floor
trained 2BR-1BA condo across the street from unit with pool, covered parking, elevator and
walking beach. Great private patio for lounging steps to beach. Located close to shopping and
and cook-outs. Close to shopping and restau- restaurants. Offered at $89,900. Call Dave
rants. Call Pat Thompson eves. 778-6439. Moynihan for details.
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LAGOON VIEW from this 1BR/1BA Runaway
Bay unit with washer/dryer, extra closet space,
all new appliances and close to the pool. Across
the street from the beach, second home or great
rental with on-site rental management all for
$78,900. Call Ed Oliveira.
NEWLY LISTED! Over 1,400 square feet in this SPA-
CIOUS 2BR/2BA Island Village unit that features an
eat in kitchen, large screen porch, generous storage
and garage parking. The well maintained complex has
2 pools, tennis court and is steps to prime beach.
Priced at $109,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
GULF FRONT Exceptional value for these 2BR
direct Gulf front apartments in small ten unit com-
plex with quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide
sandy beach and walking distance to shops and
restaurants. Starting at $124,500. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.
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BEACH PLAZA Affordable Island living with ex-
cellent Gulf views in this 2BR/1BA unit in small
complex, across the street from wide walking
beach. Good central location, close to shopping
and restaurants. Strong rental opportunity. Priced
at $73,500. Call Dave Moynihan.
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DESK, four drawers, 2 drawers on each side, all darkwood.
China knobs, 40" long, 18"wide, 30" high. 792-4255.
SCHWINN Signature Flywheel Stationary Bike, 1.5 yrs
old, never used, exc. condition $175. 779-2129.
APPLIANCES Kenmore, extra large, heavy duty,
matching pair, gold, top of the line, like new, $275
for pair. 778-2533.
GLASS TOP TABLE 36 x 72, 4 upholstered chairs,
brass finish. 778-5092.
VANITY UNITS 36"x22" and 44"x22" $55. No fau-
cets. Tub & screen $30. Mirror 36"x36" and cupboard
MOVING: Glass top table & matching cocktail table,
Queen mattress set & twin set, barstools, etc. 778-5302.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
GARAGE SALE: 103 7th Street S., Bradenton Beach.
Sat., May 13. 12-5 pm. Imports, antiques, and just stuff!
YARD SALE 305 66th St., Holmes Beach. Sat., May
13 only. 8-2 pm. 5 hp Kee mower, collectibles, lots of
SALE! 2908 Ave. E #3. For early appt 778-2692. Fri.,
May 12. 8 til ? Pfaltzgraff dishes, recliners, sofa &
loveseat (needs recovering), dresser, night table,
clothes, shoes, misc.
MOVING SALE 7702 Gulf Dr. corner of Gulf & 77th.
Fri, Sat & Sun, May 12, 13 & 14. Queen waterbed $100
w/matching bookcase $35. Desk & chair $35. Floor
model stereo w/record player, AM/FM radio, 8 track
$40. Couch $50. 2 recliners $30 each. Black slate cof-
fee table $40. Queen bed w/ newer Beauty rest mat-
tress & box springs $50. Dresser w/mirror $50. Window
4,000 AC $75.
MOVING SALE 311 61st St. Sat. May 13. 8-2 pm.
Housewares. tools. fishing gear, fumiture etc.
MOVING SALE 607 Ivanhoe Lane, Key Royale. Fri &
Sat, May 12 & 13. 8 am. Furniture, corner stereo table,
recliner, porch furiture and other misc. items.
GARAGE SALE 237 Lakeview Dr., Anna Maria. Sat,
May 13. 8-2 pm. Collectibles, kitchenware, household
LOST IN MARCH: Puppy 6 months old, 10 pounds.
Pink Arizona Tag. Call 813-755-4034.
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. Motivated theme classes each month:
Salsa, 60's oldies, 70's, Circuit Training, Sports theme,
etc. All classes include muscle conditioning. Classes
are: Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-8:00PM; and Saturday
9-10AM. For info call Geri 779-2129.
WANTED WW II, Korea, Vietnam and other veterans
of Foreign War to join Island VFW Post. Call NOWI Bob
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. House calls.
Cats or dogs. Day-Week-or Month. Reasonable
Rates. (Island only). 778-1012.
'95 CHEVY S-10 Blazer. Burgundy, auto, air, PW,
PB, power locks, fully loaded & over $2,000 in af-
ter factory extras. Only 10K miles. Asking
$23,000. Call Anytime 320-0110.
FORD ESCORT station wagon. 1984, 91,300 miles,
good condition. $1,000 or best offer. 778-5908.
88 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4-door, fully equipped,
very good condition, 66,000 miles, well maintained.
$5,900 OBO. 778-6126, 778-6127.
1987 PORSCHE 944 white w/maroon leather, 5 spd,
cruise control, power windows & seats, BLAUPUNK I
stereo system, all original, 1 owner, garage kept, re-
movable sun-roof, 113,000 miles, impeccably main-
tained, full service records from Porsche dealer. First
$7,500 or best offer w: 751-7919 h: 742-0831.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
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
and snapper. Have good numbers for offshore reefs
and barges. Ask for David Futch. 813-778-1102.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT. 778-7039.
SCUBA SCRUB Mobile underwater hull cleaning. Let
us remove those unwanted barnacles today. Monthly
service or one time cleaning available. 778-8681.
LOOKING for a mature person to baby-sit a four year
old boy every other Saturday, 778-7643.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED w/experience for residen-
tial cleaning. Must have transportation. Call 383-4832.
RETAIL SALES BOUTIQUE Apply within, 10010
Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.
PURCHASING MGR: Consult P/T or work F/T on de-
sign of computer purchasing program. Office on AM Isl.
Fax resume to 778-9481.
CLEANING and light yard work 20 hours per
week includes weekends and holidays Haley's
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 Mu-
seum, 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.
WANTED One beefy-armed horseshoe player, male
or female, who can toss one heck of a horseshoe. Part-
ner needed for Islander Bystander tournament 6/24/95.
Call Joy Courtney 778-5405.
"RELIABLE daytime health care Mon.-Fri. for disabled
and memory impaired adults through Manatee Council
on Aging. Transportation available. 748-6974."
CERTIFIED NURSING ASST. Companion to eld-
erly. housekeeping, cooking errands, massage,
appointments, escort, transpiration. Quality care.
Call Vicki 778-5371.
NEW, FANTASTIC weight loss product (natural), eat
regular, also improves health, provides an opportunity
if interested call 922-2031.
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 6. Individual attention in small groups.
Ask about our Summer program. Register now for Fall!
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-2967.
COMMERCIAL DIVING, live bait, underwater photog-
raphy, prop replacement, seawall maintenance, Joint
sealing, erosion control. Best work in town at the right
price. Work guaranteed, local references. Cliff, 779-
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
Get your share of the bridge at The Islander Bystander
and help save the bridge.
RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY TWO LOCATIONS: Yvonne
S3007 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton 758-7777 24 hour number 758-7777 BROKEiR
5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 778-7777 24 hour number 778-7777 REALTOR
4 t P, If you want your home SOLD, call a RE/MAX professional. the
1 / j f We bring more buyers and sellers together than any island'
Other office in Manatee County.
Figures compiled from Manatee County Board of Realtors on residential style properties. REIMAX Gulfstream solely or in participation and co-operation with other MLS members were involved In the above sales.
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OWNER FINANCINGI Ground floor end unit condo. SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA HOME. A must see! $149,500. ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT HOME: $299,000. Fantastic
Excellent condition. Ask for Wiebke. views of Skyway Bridge and Tampa Bay. Enjoy the ever
DEUTSCH: 3 Zimmer-Eigentumswohnung in DEUTSCH: Ein Sprung zum Strand. 3Zimmer/2Baeder. changing scenery and cool summer breezes from your
ausgezeichnetem Zustand. Bitte fragen Sie nach Bitte fragen Sie nach Wiebke. Auch bei anderen screened lanai, or warm yourself by the wood burning fire-
Wiebke: 778-7777 oder 779-1181. Immobilienfragen bin ich Ihnen geme behilflich. 778-7777. place on cool winter nights. To see, call Yvonne Higgins at
778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752.
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Commercial Residential* Free Estlmates
SIandy Lawn Mowing *Trimming Edging
Lawn' Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SeiCI .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED)
.345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL AND
TEXTURE REPAIR 778-1353
SRemodeling Service Calls
1265 28th Avenue W. Bradenton 741-8900
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558
A PFLOIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
Fully Insured Reaonable Rates
32-Tear Idand Reident
Now you can charge it!
Sore than a mullet wrapper!
The Islander Bystander accepts MasterCard and
Visa for subscription orders and classified
advertising. Just give us a call.
(Classified "charge" customers must be prepared to fax copy.)
CRIBSI BEDS! BIKES! We fill your rental needs.
Small family business striving to serve you best.
Ask about vacation child care and personal lawn
service too. Island residents with excellent refer-
ences. See ad. 778-6438.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk... whatever your hauling
needs. Call Eddie O. 778-7369.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible. Ex-
cellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local ref. Call Brewers 778-7790.
FREE TREE SERVICE Plumeria (Frangipani) trees
only. Free trimming and removal. Trees also bought
and sold. Have many colors and sizes. The Plumeria
DESIGN 2000 FOR HAIR. Offering excellence in hair
design and color expertise. We invite you to experience
the finest in personal service. North end of LBK at 6400
Gulf of Mexico Dr. 387-9807, evenings by appointment.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed
and much more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon on mobile number 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 years in the business. No hidden
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
references. 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 / pavers / custom
homes / fireplaces / planters / decorative walls. Lic
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase
of home repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs ex-
perience. Insured, island resident, references
available. Jim 779-2129.
LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your screen re-
pairs, window cleaning, small paint jobs, lawn & yard.
Thorough & careful. References. Peter 778-8436.
DON COLEMAN PAINTING Residential, com-
mercial, interior, exterior. Free estimates, 30 yrs
TURNKEY RETAIL Produce business includes fix-
tures, inventory and years of good will. Phone: 778-
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 June-Sept 95. Call Dave Moynihan Realtor 778-
2246 or evenings 778-7976.
ANNA MARIA Island Club, seasonal condo available
Winter 1996. $850/wk. gulf front. 813-949-3713.
1,000 S.F. of Retail/Commercial space. 5508 Marina
Drive. Ask for Dennis, 778-3924.
VACATION RENTALS Week or month. Call Denise or
Lisa, Wagner Realty. 778-2246.
ANNA MARIA Gulf & Bay views, 1BR, patio, pool, W/D,
furnished. Annual. 211 S. Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA condo has washer &
dryer, $750/mo. 1BR/1BA ground floor apartment 2
blocks from beach, $475/mo. Call Denise or Lisa,
Wagner Realty 778-2246.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock on Bay. Fully fur-
nished, turn-key, W/D. Clean, quiet, breezy. Available
now, by week $250 or month $600. Perfect for retired
MINI-VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.-
Wed. or Mon.-Thurs. 2 people/4 nights $135, Kitchens.
500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Motel & Resort
COMMERCIAL STUDIO 500 s.f., with full bath, Gulf view.
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. $385/mo. 778-6126/ 778-6127.
FURNISHED one and two bedroom rentals avail-
able until December. $550 ana y7*ol/m Anna
Maria Realty, 778-2259.
HOLMES BEACH 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Fur-
nished, laundry facilities, seasonal, yearly, near
CONDO 1BR/1BA, quiet community, pool, steps to
Gulf, located on Bay. 3 month minimum. 778-2920.
WANTED HOUSE-MATE. retiromont ay rnvate room &
bath, use of entire house. Terms negotiable. 778-2042.
ANNUAL RENTAL NEEDED family relocating. 2-3
bedroom, 2 bath, good schools, clean. 407-856-7104 or
send info to 1792 Pam Circle, Orlando, FL 32809.
CHARMING NORTH END beach cottage. Available
Now-Oct. Designer furnished turnkey. Steps to Gulf.
3BR/2.5BA. Drive by 806 Jacaranda. 746-6269.
VACATION RENTAL N.H. Cottage, sleep 6, $250
wk, $800 mo. Available June, July & Aug. Near
Keene N.H. 813-778-2167.
HOLMES BEACH Gulf view from your balcony. 2BR
apt. turnkey furnished. Available now thru Dec, at off
season rates. 778-4368.
BRADENTON BEACH unfurnished 1BR/1BA w/car-
port, W/D, water, cable & garbage furnished. $650
monthly. 104 7th St. S. 723-0430.
FURNISHED RENTALS 2BR/2BA elevated duplex close
to Gulf $500 week or 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, no smok-
ing $700 week. Smith Realtors 778-0770 days/evenings.
CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA, den, equipped kitchen, 5 ceil-
ing fans, 2 decks, gas grill, canoe. Available season
$1,800/mo, annual $1,200/mo, weekly $600/wk. 779-
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3BR/1BA HOUSE large kitchen, covered parking,
sundecks, quiet street, 2 blks to beach. Available June
1. Pets ok. $800/mo water & sewer included. 778-0192.
ANNUAL: Great 1BR/1BA condo Unfumished, immacu-
late with tile floors and huge private garage with washer-
dryer. $550/mo. 1BR/1BA half duplex, quiet street, all
utilities included $400/mo. SEASONAL: Great old
Florida House and right on the beach. 1110 Gulf Dr.
1 BR/1 BA $300/wk. 2BR/1BA $400/wk or rent both units
for $675/wk. GORGEOUS GULF-FRONT just remod-
eled, beautiful oak floors and panoramic Gulf-view,
large private pool. 1BR/1BA $600/wk. Gulf-Bay Realty
778-7244 309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA. Good/quiet neighborhood, 1 block
to prime Holmes Beach, includes utilities. Adults only,
no pets. 778-8639.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA back apartment. 205 78th St.,
Holmes Beach. $450 plus electric. 778-5564.
GULF-FRONT beach house Firecracker special on N.
Shore Drive in Anna Maria. 3BR/2BA in perfect condi-
tion. July 1 July 8, 1995. $1,200. 778-3171.
MODERN DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, all appliances, 1/2
block to beach, covered parking & locked storage. Avail-
able 6/1, $750/mo, annual plus deposit. 778-9689.
SEASONAL New 1BR/1BA apt. One block to beach
includes all. No pets. Available June thru Dec. Quiet
1 BR/1 BA front furnished apartment, available now thru
Dec. 15, 1995. $550 plus electricity. 778-5564.
GLORIOUS VIEWS from 2BR/Den 2BA home on sail-
boat water on Anna Maria Island. $1,500/mo. Annual
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131.9Qo. Neal & Neal
Realtors 778-99AI -
PRIVATE PARTY is looking to buy an island lot, rental
or income property with 10% down seller financing. Fax
info. to 414-332-4898.
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.
BAYFRONT CONuv uao ,a kind Close to beach and
in-town shopping. $139,500. Call Richard Froeman,
Island Real Estate 778-6066.
PRICE REDUCED! Totally updated 3BR/3BA
canalfront home with private dock and elevator.
$279,900. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate
REDUCED! Anna Maria canalfront home with updated
appliances and views. $169,500. Call Richard Free-
man, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
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 778-0766.
REDUCED! Island cottage with one car garage. Now
only $79,900. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
INVEST! Several Island 2plexes & 4plexes available.
Get all the facts from Yvonne Higgins RE/MAX
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1BR/
1BA each unit, close to shopping center $119,000.*
404 71St., 2BR/1BA each unit, large front unit -
$159,000. 203 76 St, 2BR/2BA & 1BR/1BA, close to
Gulf $169,000. Call for appointment, 778-3757.
LOT, DEEP WATER canalfront. 316 Tarpon, Anna
Maria. Easy bay access. Truly one of the best remain-
ing on Island. $145,000. Owner 1-317-825-2217.
DEEP WATER CANAL, Newly remodeled 4BR/2BA
home, 222 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, by owner. $219,500.
call 778-2681 for appointment.
REMODELED HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA split plan,
new large family room w/fireplace, new master bath, Ig.
yard, walk to beach, $159,900. By owner, 778-6700.
DUPLEX by owner, elevated 3BR/2BA & 2BR/2BA,
enclosed garages, bright rooms, excellent rental his-
tory. $155,900. 206 Peacock Lane, 778-5494.
JUST REDUCED, but not for long! Get this one before
we list it with a Realtor. Immaculate 3BR/2BA fully up-
dated with light, bright contemporary decor. Across from
beach! $168,500. 778-1165.
WANTED INVESTMENT PROPERTY on and off is-
land. Cash purchase, good area, handyman, repo's,
etc. Also used carl lot required. 778-9480.
OPEN HOUSE, Sat. May 13, 1-4, 2905 Ave. B, Holmes
Beach. 2R/2BA. Charming, rustic, hideaway home,
screened lanai, rooftop deck w/view to mainland, loft,
Jacuzzi. Reduced to $134,500. Don't miss it! Joan Zak,
Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244 or 778-5730.
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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 Friday, Saturday 10 to 2 (usually).
CLASSIFIED RATES: 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.
BUSINESS CLASSIFIED: Minimum $6.50 for up to 21 WORDS. Additional words: $2 for each
7 words, Box: $2, One or two line headlines, line rate plus 250 per word.
WE NOW ACCEPT MASTERCARD AND VISAI Charge your classified advertising in person
or by phone. To place an ad by phone, please be prepared to FAX your copy with your charge
card number. Sorry, we can not take classified ad copy over the telephone.
THE DEADLINE IS NOON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
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More information: 778-7978
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