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Anna Maria taxes increase, first time in 7 years
By Cynthia Finn
For the first time in seven years, Anna Maria prop-
erty owners may pay a higher city tax rate for fiscal
By a 4-to-1 vote, the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion has set a tentative millage rate of 1.61, a 14
percent increase over the 1.41 rate that has stood un-
changed for so long.
A mill is equal to $1 in ad valorem tax for every
$1,000 of assessed property value. The tentative rate
can be dropped during public hearings on the budget in
September but it cannot be raised.
To a homeowner with a property valued at
$125,000, less the homestead exemption of $25,000,
salary hike considered
See page 4
the city tax would increase from $141 to $161.
The increase would provide an additional $41,574 in
property taxes to the city's income, for overall projected
revenues of $890,834, up 4.9 percent over the current year.
More importantly, according to the commission
majority, the higher village will almost cut in half the
amount of city reserve monies needed to balance the
budget should all anticipated expenses actually come
to pass. Projected expenses currently stand at $940,867.
The city reserve account totals about $689,000.
Local public hearing set for August
on shellfish harvest ban
Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney is attempt-
ing to reopen the live shellfish harvesting ban discus-
sion on the local level.
As one of the leading proponents of the halt to tak-
ing live shellfish from the water off the waters near Mana-
tee County, McChesney requested the Manatee County
Commission hold a public hearing on the matter. Com-
missioners agreed to hold such a hearing later this month.
Officials from the three Island cities, Bradenton,
Palmetto and Manatee County have embraced the live
shellfish harvesting prohibition. The Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission needs to approve the ban. Final
say-so is needed by Gov. Lawton Chiles and the
Florida Marine Fisheries Commissioners, reeling
under the workload of establishing rules banning com-
mercial net fishing in the nearshore waters of the state,
said last March they are too busy to deal with the mat-
ter until late 1995 or early next year.
Proposed by McChesney is a prohibition against the
taking of live mollusks and echinoderms (sand dollars)
from the Gulf and bays. The proposal was made last year
by McChesney after residents reported the taking of thou-
sands of sand dollars from the shores of that city.
"In the last couple of years alone, according to fig-
ures turned into the State of Florida by people with li-
censes to harvest shells, we've seen increases of 400
percent in sand dollar harvests and 300 percent in-
creases in the taking of starfish," McChesney has said.
She said statistics provided by the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection indicated 312,620
sand dollars were collected commercially from South-
west Florida waters in 1993.
The shellfish harvest ban resolution by Manatee
County would exempt oysters, hard clams, sunray
venus clams, scallops and coquinas.
The 1.61 rate means a potential transfer from the re-
serves of only $50,033 versus $91,607 at the current
The city commission spent two-plus hours July 28
discussing the upcoming budget in order to forward its
proposed maximum millage rate to the county property
appraiser by the Aug. 4 deadline.
From the start, Commissioner George McKay fa-
vored rolling back the rate or maintaining the 1.41 figure.
Ultimately McKay voted no to the increase, saying he
doesn't see the necessity for the extra tax dollars now.
He said even individuals have to go into their sav-
ings accounts sometimes and felt the city would not be
PLEASE SEE TAX HIKE, PAGE 2
out for sea
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch has issued a
renewed plea to all beachfront residents to turn off their
outside lights to protect the nesting and hatching of
As of July
30, the Turtle
there have been
209 nests since
May, the largest
number the Is-
land group has..
For all of the
there were 136
Each nest A turtle release.
100-110 eggs for a period of 50 to 60 days. Several of
the early-season nests have already hatched. The nest-
ing season last until about mid-August, with nest re-
leases going into October.
All three Island cities have ordinances prohibiting
outside lights during the turtle season.
Watch Director Chuck Shumard says Florida
Power and Light has blacked out many of its lights
aimed toward the beach but more cooperation is still
needed from individual properties along Island shores.
Nesting mothers and their tiny hatchlings rely on
the natural glow off the water for direction. Artificial
light endangers their lives by attracting them away
from the water.
"Please," urges Shumard, "we'd appreciate it if
everyone would get behind us."
Translation: turn out those lights!
SUNRISE ON ANNA MARIA CITY PIER
of Anna Maria
caught a reflection
of the sunrise and
an early morning
fisherman at the
Maria City Pier.
snapshot for one of
the founders of the
society and a
weekly winner in
for week two of the
among the winners.
The local contest
officially ended last
week and the
winners will now
be sent to Kodak
for judging and a
possible prize of
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Pig problems ................................................ 2
Accidents, fires............................................. 3
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days .............................. ... 7
Announcements .............................................. 8
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 10
Streetlife ........................................................ 12
Island poet ....................... ....................... 15
Anna Maria tides ........................................ 17
Real estate ................................................. 18
Crossword puzzle....................................... 24
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
E PAGE 2 0 AUGUST 3, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Change of command for
Coast Guard Station Cortez
Shirley Howden-Gillett's littered yard at 6402
Holmes Blvd. was quickly cleaned up when the real
estate agent responsible for marketing the property
intervened. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
By Pat Copeland
When the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board
ordered Shirley Howden-Gillett to get rid of her pot-
bellied pig, she vowed to fight.
Last week Howden-Gillett engaged the battle in
her own yard in the continuing saga of the "pig lady"
and her beloved pet, Frances Bacon. Howden-Gillett
trashed her yard.
According to accounts, she emptied the garbage
cans and brought trash from her house and garage and
scattered it in her yard. She also tacked items to the
shrubbery and hung several signs.
She said she did it to show people what a real pig
pen looks like and to give her neighbors a reason to
complain. Howden-Gillette was referring to neighbors
who made the complaint about the pig to the city.
The complaint was followed by Howden-Gillett's
plea to city council to keep the pig. Council voted
against the request noting that the city prohibits the
keeping of farm animals. The case was sent to the code
enforcement board on July 14 and Howden-Gillett was
given 30 days to find a new home for the pig.
Before he could cite her for care of premises,
Howden-Gillett picked up the trash on the advice of her
real estate agent, said Mike Heistand, code enforce-
"She has until Aug. 14 to get rid of the pig," he
noted. "I don't have the authority to go into her house
and look for it. She has to sign an affidavit that she got
rid of it. If she doesn't or if the neighbors sign affida-
vits that it's still there, we can get a civil search war-
Anna Maria hikes taxes
for first time in 7 years
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
jeopardizing its services or its reserves by staying put
on the millage rate.
Commissioner Chuck Shumard expressed concern
about "whittling away at our reserve. If we don't go up,
we may be in trouble down the line."
Commissioner Mark Ratliff suggested that con-
tinuing reliance on the reserve might be giving the city
"a false sense of security."
Later in the session, under discussion of McKay's
motion to stay at the 1.41 rate, Ratliff figured the mill-
age numbers it would take to have an absolutely bal-
anced budget, with the reserve not touched, even on
He determined that a rate of 1.8713, an increase of
almost 33 percent, would generate the ad-valorem rev-
enues needed to offset proposed expenditures.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe thought moving up the
rate a little bit at a time might be better "psychologi-
cally" for the taxpayers.
McKay's motion to stay put failed 4-to-1.
Shumard moved for the tentative rate of 1.61 and
Wolfe seconded. Ratliff and Mayor Dorothy
McChesney added their approval. McKay remained
With background music provided by wild parrots
and a backdrop of shrimp boats returning to port, Mas-
ter Chief J.D. Arndt transferred command of U.S. Coast
Guard Station Cortez to Senior Chief Diane Bucci.
The change of command ceremony "is nearly
unique in the world today; it is a transfer of total re-
sponsibility, authority and accountability from one
individual to another," said Capt. Roy Castro, com-
mander of the Coast Guard Group.
Arndt's brief tenure at Station Cortez he as-
sumed command last August brought about a
number of changes to how the Coast Guard is
viewed by Southwest Florida residents. The most
visible change in policy was Arndt's inauguration of
a weekly newspaper column outlining Coast Guard
activity for the previous week. "Coast Lines" ap-
pears in The Islander Bystander.
Arndt commended the 25 enlisted personnel at
Station Cortez in his remarks, and offered kudos to
the Coast Guard Auxiliaries in the area, calling them
"the most enthusiastic, motivated auxiliaries I've
Master Chief J.D.
Arndt reviewed his
command for the last
time while at the U.S.
Coast Guard station in
Cortez Friday with
Senior Chief Diane
Bucci, his successor,
Pictured at left is the
formal change of
between the two. About
100 people watched
ever worked with."
Arndt, with his wife Mary and son Ryan, will be
moving to Chincoteague, Virginia, where he will
take over command of Coast Guard cutter Point
Senior Chief Bucci enlisted in the Coast Guard
20 years ago and served on a number of cutters in the
New York and New Jersey area. She served as the
first enlisted woman in the Coast Guard to command
afloat when she assumed command of the Cutter
Capstan and was most recently assigned to Coast
Guard headquarters as Assistant to the Women's
Her command at Station Cortez will take over
boater assistance and federal and state law enforce-
ment of the area from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
south to Gasparilla Island. She will have command
of four vessels: two 41-footers, plus a 25- and 21-
Bucci is married to a retired Coast Guard Mas-
ter Chief, Phil Bucci, and has two daughters.
Board cracks down on owner of unmowed lot
Frustrated by a property owner's lack of coopera-
tion, the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board fined
him $100 on the spot at Friday's meeting.
Anthony Viscio of 505 59th Street was cited for
care of premises on June 15 by Code Enforcement
Officer Mike Heistand after neighbors complained
about the unmowed lot.
"It was on the city's lot mowing program but the
owner dropped out," explained Heistand. "He called
on June 20 after he got the first notice and said he
wanted to be put back on the program. He said he
would send a check but we never got it."
On July 17, Viscio called again and said he wanted
back on the program, continued Heistand, but again.
the check never arrived in the mail.
"I had no choice but to bring it to the board,"
Heistand said. "He keeps saying one thing but doing
another. We want to gain compliance and have done all
we can do for this guy."
Heistand said the process to bring the problem to
the board has taken six weeks, including the granting
of an extension to Viscio. It has involved the mailing
of three notices and two personal contacts.
"For the city to mow it three times a year, it
would cost him $90," Heistand noted. "We could
mow it in 10 minutes, but we have to have his per-
mission and a check."
After some discussion, board member Nick Tuit
made the motion to fine Viscio $100 immediately and
$25 per day until he comes into compliance.
Jarred London's bicycle
remained alongside Gulf
Drive at Archer Way
while investigator's ,
untangled the circum-
stances involved in the -
accident. Islander Photos:
. .. .. 4-
Bike crash seriously
Ten-year-old Jarred London was struck by a car at
Archer Way on Gulf Drive, opposite his residence, on
Friday at approximately 5:50 p.m. and sustained a
"head injury and mangled arm," according to a Mana-
tee County sheriff's spokesperson.
Deputies reported London was bicycling on the
sidewalk and pulled out in front of a car driven by 17-
year-old Kimberly Gieb of Bradenton.
London was transported to Bayfront Medical Cen-
ter by helicopter and was transferred later that evening
to Tampa General Hospital where, according to the
Sheriffs Department, physicians attempted to save
London's arm. He is reported to be in serious condition
but hospital spokesperson Cindy Tanner said the fam-
ily requested that no further information be released.
Anna Maria's Sgt. Jim Tillner said it was the worst
bicycle accident he could remember on the Island.
At the scene of last week's bicycle accident Braden-
ton Beach police Sgt. John Cosby demonstrated for
other officer's how Jarred London's bicycle struck
the windshield, leaving a handlebar grip imbedded
in the shattered glass.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N AUGUST 3, 1995 PAGE 3 I-M
vacated after fire
A fire at a Bradenton Beach apartment complex
has resulted in the building's owner being issued no-
tices of condemnation for the structure.
Fire officials said the fire began in a closet in
one of the apartments in the structure late Friday
night. Although firefighters were able to quickly
A. extinguish the blaze, Bradenton Beach Building
Official Whitey Moran said the structural integrity
of the building was impaired.
Cause of the fire is still under investigation. No one
was injured in the blaze.
Kurt Klemen, owner of the Capri on the Gulf, 300
Gulf Drive S., has 30 days to retain a licensed contrac-
tor to get permits and rebuild and repair the building,
Moran said. Until the repair work is completed, "no-
body can live in it," he said.
"The building was under unsafe structural notice
for life safety reasons including electrical problems,"
Anna Maria City
8/8, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
8/3, 7 p.m., Council meeting
8/7, 10 a.m., Council meeting to consider new
8/7, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Control
Commission, Fire Station 1, Holmes Beach.
8/9, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, Holmes Beach.
8/9, 10 a.m., Citizens Advisory Council to the
Island Transportation Planning Organization,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
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Anna Maria commission proposes
By Cynthia Finn
"Commissioners do the work of almost another
employee," former Commissioner Max Znika told the
Anna Maria City Commission at its first budget work-
shop July 21.
Znika urged the commission to raise its monthly
pay from $300 to $400 to encourage more citizens to
consider running for the job.
No action was taken.
Znika brought the matter up again at the July 28
budget session. He also said that interest earned on the
city's accounts will probably be $4,000 more than an-
ticipated, providing a means to fund the increase.
This time commissioners had a 4-to-l consensus to
build the increase and one for the mayor's seat from
$600 to $800 per month into the 1995-96 budget.
Commissioner George McKay was opposed.
The raise for elected officials would add $2,800 to
the budget's salaries and related expenses category.
If the increase goes through after budget hearings
in September, the raise would take effect after Febru-
ary elections. However, the seats of Commissioners
Chuck Shumard and Mark Ratliff would not qualify for
the new dollars until those seats come up for re-elec-
tion the following year.
The city charter does not allow sitting commission-
ers to give themselves a raise. The commission seats
held by McKay and Doug Wolfe and the mayor's seat
held by Dorothy McChesney will be open in February
1996 and would qualify for the increase.
As an aside, Ratliff said he'd like the commission
to take a look sometime at that particular bookkeeper's
nightmare in the charter so that all commissioners
would receive the same pay in the future.
As for commission-pay history, the commission
voted at budget time last year to raise the monthly al-
lotment from $250 to $300 effective after 1995 elec-
tions, with then seated commissioners excluded from
Previously, the commission pay went from $150 to
$250 (for new seats) in 1991, with the other seats fol-
to raise its pay
lowing in '92. City Clerk Peggy Nelson couldn't track
down a prior increase in her search as far back as 1986.
Regarding the mayor's salary, it went from $300 a
month to $400 in 1986 and then up to $500 in 1992.
Based on a previous commission vote, payment rises
to $600 per month on Oct. 1. Potentially the salary
would be $800 starting late next February.
The proposed '95-96 budget also includes an in-
crease in salary for six city employees averaging 9.46
percent, an average that is slightly inflated by the hir-
ing of a new, more qualified public works director in
a higher pay scale.
Raises were awarded based on informal merit dis-
cussion at the July 21 budget review, with a decision
to implement a formal evaluation process during the
Including all salaries and proposed raises, fixed
payroll expenses and other employee-related line items,
the salaries/expenses category currently stands at
$200,116, an increase of $18,143 or 9.97 percent over
fiscal year '94-95.
Neighborly communication does count in Anna Maria
What we have here is a failure to communicate.
That's how Gene Cloud of 779 North Shore Road,
Anna Maria, felt when he came wheeling around the
corner toward home one night recently.
Gone from the adjacent property at 777 North Shore,
on the south edge of a joint easement, were two very old
Norfolk Island pines. Two tall Australian pines had been
cut to about 10 feet All of the debris was piled on Cloud's
property on the north edge of the easement.
"I was very upset," said Cloud. "I didn't know who
was doing what or what was going on."
The tree work, according to Cloud, was done by
Bradenton-based Unique Lawn Service and Trees. The
company had not obtained permits with the city for the
work. And many days later, the debris had not been re-
John Parsels, manager of the property for owner
Nancy Vogelsong, said he understood why Cloud was
upset about the debris. Parsels said Vogelsong was away
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... and pares down the city budget to less than $1 million
The Anna Maria City Commission took a second look
July 28 at its proposed expenses for the next fiscal year.
The result was a trimming of $96,300 from the
preliminary forecast of a budget that would have
topped $1 million for the first time.
The proposal that will be submitted for public hear-
ings in September includes overall expenses of
$940,867, an increase of $42,089 or 4.68 percent over
the current year.
Commissioner George McKay opened up the ses-
sion by zeroing in on the Special Projects expense cat-
egory. It was coming in at $227,000, second only to the
dollars to be spent on police services.
Among the big-ticket items were $50,000 for pre-
liminaries to bridge repair, $31,000 for the dredging of
Lake La Vista (offset entirely by grant money),
$50,000 for preliminaries for major storm-drain man-
dates, $10,000 for American Disabilities Act modifica-
tions to city properties, $11,000 for a bridge sidewalk,
$65,000 to repair Tarpon Street and $10,000 toward the
dredging of Key Royale Pass.
McKay wants the city to look into setting up an
infrastructure trust fund for the major projects the city
faces in the future.
City Clerk and Treasurer Peggy Nelson was di-
rected to discuss the concept with the city's accoun-
Trying to get away from a $1 million-plus budget,
the commission took a firm look at special-projects
monies truly needed now.
The bridge repair line was dropped to $10,000
from $50,000. Public Works Director Phil Charnock
agreed that would cover the cost of a private engineer-
ing study to evaluate alternatives and/or implementa-
tion of Florida Department of Transportation inspec-
It was also agreed that another way to put off ma-
jor repair is to reduce the weight load allowed or for-
bid truck usage altogether.
The commission also agreed to knock out the
$65,000 for Tarpon Street, believing that the road's
condition does not pose immediate safety hazards.
The trimming of those two items dropped the spe-
cial projects category to $122,000, a 2 percent increase
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The commission did feel, however, that adding.
$15,000 to the $28,000 then allocated for sidewalk re-
pair fulfills an immediate need. That increases the con-
struction, maintenance and improvements category to
$146,000 total, 14 percent higher than this year.
The other major items in that category are $45,000
for streets and roads, $20,000 for major tree removal/
maintenance and $16,000 for city property repair and
Other eliminations from earlier projections in-
cluded dropping $6,100 from fixed-asset purchases and
$3,000 from the proposed donation to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
The Community Center currently receives $12,000
for its general expenses. Discussion July 28 left the
proposal for 1995-96 at $12,000, general, and a $5,000
donation to the Center's endowment trust. The general
donation was reduced $3,000 from the previous week's
proposal of $15,000.
In one area the commission's own rate of pay
- the dollars were increased from the first budget re-
view. (See related story.)
As the budget currently stands, expense categories
not already totaled include salaries and related ex-
penses, $200,116; general government, $130,173; con-
tingency, $7,400; fixed assets, $11,000; membership
dues, $1,710; public safety, $297,888; trust funds,
$2,000; and miscellaneous expenses, $5,580.
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Suits sweep audience out
Throughout the nation is a cry by elected officials
for greater involvement by the public in governmental
Meeting halls and public hearings are filled with rep-
resentatives from special interest groups who are only
concerned with their pet projects or personal agendas.
"Where are the interested citizens? Who will take
an active role in how their government is being run?"
is a common plea.
In Bradenton Beach, the answer is simple.
People are afraid to speak out on an issue for fear
of being sued for their comments.
A once-vocal community of active, involved citi-
zens has quickly become silent. More times than not,
when someone appears at a city meeting, it is merely
to listen no comments are heard.
Why is this?
In Bradenton Beach, a businessman successfully took
the city to court to overturn a controversial decision to
expand his business. He also took 18 citizens to court,
claiming they acted "intentionally, willfully, knowingly,
recklessly, wantonly, maliciously, fraudulently and with
flagrant disregard for [his] interests and rights."
The lawsuit involving the citizens is in the hands of
a federal judge in Tampa. Though considered a "speedy
trial" process for federal courts, the matter is not likely to
come before the judge until August next year.
There is no word from the 18 who are being sued
on what the case is costing them in dollars. Although
two members of the case are current or former coun-
cil members and, therefore, have their legal costs paid
at city expense, the others have to defend themselves
and pay attorney fees out of their own pockets.
Why aren't there spectators at city hall?
Because they can't afford to speak out.
What amounts to a reverse form of check-book
government has resulted in a real loss to the city the
lost involvement .by respected citizens.
Allison did us a favor
As Islanders start battening down their doors and
windows, stocking up on canned goods, water and bat-
teries and watching TV-13's Roy Leep enter into an-
other marathon session of hurricane reports, we own a
small thanks to the first storm of the season.
A minimal storm that bypassed the Island in June,
Hurricane Allison nonetheless came within the first days
of the season and focused our attention on preparation.
Hopefully, our hurricane supplies and an evacuation plan
is finalized and everyone is prepared.
Let's hope we're as lucky on Anna Maria Island
with Hurricane Erin as we were with Allison.
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To the many friends who helped us, Carol and
the Ace's Lounge staff, the organizers of the benefit,
the Pier Walk Cafe family and all who donated food,
the many musicians, the auctioneer, the sound, light-
ing and stage crews, those who donated kegs of beer
and prizes for the raffle, and everyone who gave up
their Sunday and donated time and money to help
my family thank you and God bless you all.
A better bunch of friends couldn't be found.
John Murray and family, Anna Maria
Post office gets letter of
Kudos to the Holmes Beach Post Office.
What a pleasure to walk into the Holmes Beach
Post Office and be greeted with a hello and a smile.
I have seen on numerous occasions that they go out
of their way to be pleasant and accommodating. This
is refreshing and appreciated.
Kitty DeGraves, Holmes Beach
Constitutional concept crippled
in Holmes Beach
I read with interest a letter to the editor concerning
Bob VanWagoner in the June 29 edition of The Is-
To quote (letter-writer Lee Edwards), "It seems to
me that anyone who has so many opinions would step
up and run for office, vested interest or not in this city."
What an astounding concept Does the writer un-
derstand the word democracy? To quote from "Ran-
dom House Webster's College Dictionary," the word
democracy means, "Government by the people; a form
of government in which the supreme power is vested
in the people and exercised directly by them or their
elected agents under a free electoral system."
A government official is elected to offer the
people's opinions not his own. How can a mayor,
governor or president know how his or her constituents
feel if they don't express their opinions by exercising
their freedom of speech in a free American society?
Mr. VanWagoner has followed our American con-
cept and voiced his opinions. People are free to accept
or to refute them as the letter writer did. The point is
that Mr. Van Wagoner shouldn't be condemned, ridi-
culed or threatened because he is being an active and
Having worked with this out-spoken individual
(who by the way did not help to found Save Anna
Maria, Inc. as the letter writer assumed), I've been
grateful for his help, his knowledge and his willing-
ness to volunteer his time and expertise without
If all citizens became as active in community af-
fairs as VanWagoner, our democratic way of life would
be expressed to the fullest.
Melody Kramer, Anna Maria City
Thanks for the help
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the last I will submit to The Islander Bystander. I am
being transferred to Chincoteague, Va., to assume
the duties of officer in charge of Coast Guard Cut-
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Coast Guard Station Cortez's cases to your readers.
I hoped they have enjoyed about what the Station
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different person will be doing it. Thanks again, and
have a safe boating day.
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Part 3, Anna Maria in the Movies
by June Alder
A poster of America's favorite movie star, Charlie Chaplin, adorned the Anna
Maria general store when Paul Gilmore was making pictures on the Island.
A DATE WITH
"The Isle of Destiny," the picture
that was made by the Character Picture
Corporation at Anna Maria last spring,
has just completed a run of several
weeks at the Broadway Theatre in New
York City. According to Mr. Paul
Gilmore the picture was received with
enthusiasm, and press notices that have
been run relating to the picture have
been outspoken in their praise of the
photography and the beautiful scenery
that is shown.
The story portrayed in the picture is
a very pretty romance that takes place in
the Philippine Islands. Mr. Gilmore, who
plays the leading role, is shown as a
wealthy self-man man who is a large
plantation owner. He is entangled in a ro-
mance and rescues the heroine from a
burning ship and he and his rescued lady
are washed ashore on a desert island and
are attacked by savages.
The picture was made on Anna
Maria Key and the many islands dotting
the waters off the coast of Manatee
County. Mr. Gilmore says that he has
closed a contract to take the picture on a
tour and he will accompany the picture
giving various sketches and also lectures.
He says that he is going to boost the West
Coast every chance he gets.
Mr. Gilmore has the offer of con-
tracts for several other pictures but he
will be unable to fulfill the contracts
until the bridge to Anna maria is built.
The making of these pictures will re-
quire a number of workmen as well as
a corps of artists, and it means much to
Bradentown to get behind the bridge
and see that it is built without delay.
Manatee River Journal, March 3,
Having landed a leading role in a
movie to be filmed in Tampa and on
Anna Maria Island, actor/director Paul
Gilmore was confident it would be the
making of his Gil-Mor Isles develop-
ment on the southern (Coquina Beach)
end of the Island. He gave the tiny
community an impressive new name
"Paul Gilmore's Oriental and Film
City, Inc." He renamed its sandy streets
after movie stars. And he began to
spread the word about the Island's glit-
tering future as "the moving picture
June Alder is on summer hiatus. This
series is a repeat from March 1994.
center of the nation."
This was Gilmore's second attempt
to attract the movie industry to Tampa
Bay. A few years before, he had tried to
form a production company in Tampa.
He failed then. But in 1921 when the
Florida land boom was beginning to
take off, he found willing investors.
A small studio was quickly put up
on Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard for the
filming of interior scenes. Most of the
outdoor scenes were to be shot on Anna
Production of "The Isle of Destiny"
began early in the spring of 1920. The
movie preparations created quite a stir
among the island natives. A chance to ogle
the glamorous actors and actresses, to
watch crews setting up cameras and cables
and lighting equipment and generators to
power them (this was before Anna Maria
Island had electricity and perhaps to be
hired as an extra (there were as many as
500 of them in the picture.)
The plot was typical of the South
Seas adventure and jungle films then so
popular. The hero rescues a damsel in
distress, many tribulations follow but
the story ends happily, of course, with a
clinch in the moonlight.
Everything went so well that Char-
acter Films assured Gilmore that more
productions would follow shortly. Ru-
mors were that the company would be
coming out with a film on the "daring
exploits of Gasparilla," the script to be
written by a Tampa newspaper reporter.
When the final reel of "Isle of Des-
tiny" was "in the can" local boosters
were jubilant. But despite early good
reviews, the movie did not gain national
distribution and was a flop at the box
office. A few more minor films were
made on Anna Maria Island, but
Gilmore's glittering dream soon faded
away with the end of the Florida Boom.
Gilmore went back on the road as an
actor and stage producer though for
some time he maintained homes on our
Island as well as in Tampa. Other local
would-be movie moguls, however, were
to take a cue from Gilmore and try their
luck in the dream manufacturing busi-
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By Pat Copeland
A sense of humor and an even temperament are
two of the traits that serve Mike Heistand well in his
duties as Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer
As a guest of the Homes Beach Civic
Association recently, Heistand explained
how the department was established, how
it works and some of the problems in
code enforcement. o
"About three years ago, we started
having problems with code enforce-
ment," said Heistand, who has been a city
employee for 15 years. "We started get-
ting more and more complaints, and the
council discussed hiring a full-time code
enforcement officer. I had already Heistand
worked in code enforcement and knew
the codes, so I volunteered for the job."
Hiring him would save the city money, he told the
council, because his salary and vacation time are at
the maximum. The council agreed to pay for his
schooling to become certified as a code enforcement
"I do not enforce codes having to do with struc-
ture," said Heistand, "I enforce environmental codes,
which is anything outside the building codes. Some
codes, such as the noise ordinance, are police matters.
I take my direction solely from the mayor."
The code enforcement department works on a
complaint basis, he told his audience. Last year the
department handled 200 written complaints and sent
150 letters. In the first six months of this year, the
department handled over 200 complaints.
"I fill out a monthly report on what the complaints
were and what we did about them," he said. "In the
month of March, I pulled down over 30 political
signs. That can be dangerous! I take photos of every-
thing and use my video camera, because I don't want
to get sued or get the city sued."
Residents are welcome to come to his office and
get copies of the reports.
Heistand said he has recommended changes to
some of the city's codes because they are unenforce-
able or unfair.
"A perfect example of this is our ordinance on
overgrown yards," he noted. "It's unenforceable be-
cause it does not have height limitations. I came up
with a recommendation of 18 inches on unimproved
lots and six inches on improved lots."
Another problem is nuisance trees, such as Brazil-
ian peppers, growing over onto neighbors' lots.
"We're getting numerous complaints," he said.
"We can't make someone clear up a lot unless the
health department says it's a hazard. If a tree grows
over onto your property, you can cut off the
branches. People are getting upset because
they have to pay to have the branches
hauled away, and it's their neighbor's tree."
The city's ordinance banning travel
trailers and pop-up campers is discrimina-
tory, said Heistand.
"You can't have one in your yard,
even if it's currently licensed and tagged
and brand new. You can have motor homes
because they are considered transporta-
The ordinance was passed to prevent
residents' guests from camping in the trailers, he ex-
plained, but the city's ordinance prohibiting overnight
camping could be used to keep that in check.
"We can have yard crews come in with utility trail-
ers that are absolute junk, but as long as they have a
current tag and they can pull it behind a truck it's le-
gal," Heistand said. "To me, the ordinance is discrimi-
natory and we could get sued over it."
Junk vehicles create problems for the department,
said Heistand, because the process to have them hauled
away is lengthy and costly to the city. It can take up to
two months to give all the proper notices for one ve-
hicle and bring the owner before the code enforcement
"In my first year on the job, we moved 100 junk
vehicles out of the city," he pointed out. "In the last two
years we've moved almost 150 junk vehicles. What I
want to do is shorten the process. I want to go in and
tow junk vehicles off private property just like the po-
lice do with cars on city property."
According to state statute, junk vehicles can be
tagged and moved in 72 hours, he said, and towing
companies will move the vehicles for free.
A member of the audience asked how an ordinance
can be changed.
"As a citizen, I have the right to go to council and
ask for a change," Heistand explained. "As an em-
ployee, I have to go to the mayor and ask if I can ap-
proach the council."
The changes he discussed, along with several others,
are currently being reviewed by the city attorney and will
be presented to council in the near future, he said.
Democrats' speaker to
discuss welfare reform
Sandra Mullon, Manatee County operations pro-
gram administrator for the Economic Services Divi-
sion of the 6th District, will speak on coming welfare
reform at the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club
The Democrats will meet on Monday, Aug. 7, at
noon at Crabby Bill's restaurant, 5325 Marina Dr.,
Miniature model program
at Artists Guild
Retired engineer Bill Reichart will display the
working miniature models that have turned his hobby
into an art form on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at the
Artist Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Dr., Holmes
The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will
be served at 6:30 p.m.
For information call the gallery at 778-6694.
Phantom of the Arts
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance's Phan-
tom of the Arts committee will hold an organizational
meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Sail-
fish Room at the Pier Restaurant in Bradenton.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help with
the Phantom, March 30 and 31, is invited to attend.
Applications for display booths are available by
calling the MCCA office at 758-0058.
Blues cruise on
Bigg Wigg's Blues Cruise takes off from the docks
in Cortez with the Gumbo Boogie Band performing the
Miss Cortez on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $13 purchased at the dock. For groups
of five or more, tickets are $11 each.
The Miss Cortez Fleet docks are located at 12507
Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton.
For more information call 794-1223. on the
Historical society expands
items in gift shop
The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum has
expanded its inventory of gift items in the Island
Museum's gift shop.
Wind socks, banners, kites, and trivets, all featur-
ing the AMIHS logo of the old-fashioned couple
strolling on the beach, are now available.
The museum, open on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is
located at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. On
Wednesday, early settlers bread, baked by society
members, is available for purchase.
For information call 778-0492.
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By Paul Roat
A Bradenton Beach police officer has been fired
for what Police Chief Jack Maloney called a pattern
of not following proper procedures" and "conduct un-
becoming an officer."
Jason Joel has appealed his July 24 firing. City
council members will select a three-member appeals
Maloney cited three events that precipitated his
decision to fire Joel. Maloney said the clerk at a con-
venience store in the city called police after a woman
allegedly stole some beer after legal sale hours. "In-
stead of arresting her as he was asked by the clerk and
should have," Maloney wrote, "[Joel] had her pay for
the beer. This is a defacto after-hours sale caused by
The other instance also involved a convenience
store, this time involving an alleged theft of beer by ju-
veniles. "Officer Joel again ignored the request of the
clerk and proper police procedures and had the juvenile
pay for the beer. He de-facto caused the sale of beer to
a minor," Maloney wrote.
"After being interviewed by Det. Duffy about these
two incidents, Officer Joel left work before the end of
his tour without notifying his supervisor," Maloney
continued. "He, in effect, authorized overtime for an-
other officer, which he cannot do."
Maloney also cited a broken window at the Beach
Barn in the city that he said "should have been discov-
ered by Officer Joel."
The appeal by Joel to regain his job will be the
second time in less than a year he has initiated an ap-
peal process. Last March he successfully overturned a
five-day suspension without pay when an appeals
board and the city council agreed that evidence against
him as offered by Maloney was insufficient for the
Joel was suspended in October 1994 in the wake of
an internal affairs investigation that determined he en-
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gaged in "conduct unbecoming an officer" and failure to
conform to professional standards by "having displayed
a lack of common sense and foresight in two incidents
involving pistols," according to documents.
The internal affairs investigation charged that
Joel was involved in the sale of a gun by a Charlotte
County Sheriff s Deputy to the owner of a restaurant
under investigation by the Bradenton Beach Police
Department. Joel said he did not know the restaurant
was under investigation; Maloney said Joel did. The
gun was "re-procured" by Joel after Maloney in-
formed him of the investigation.
The second incident last year involved Joel loan-
ing one of his personal firearms to a student enrolled
in the police academy. The gun was stolen, and was
later recovered "following an incident where a crimi-
nal suspect attempted to use it against a Palmetto
police officer," according to reports.
Joel appealed the five-day suspension by
Maloney. A three-member appeal board was ap-
pointed by the city council.
The appeal board decided several officers were
not told of the restaurant investigation. Joel had also
taken and passed a polygraph test that corroborated
his assertions that he was not informed of the inves-
The appeal board also determined that there were
no specific policies banning the lending of personal
weapons to individuals.
The appeal board unanimously decided that"...
Officer Joel's five-day suspension should be re-
scinded; the accompanying loss in pay be restored, all
references pertaining to this disciplinary action or the
underlying circumstances should be deleted from
Officer Joel's personnel and Internal Affairs files, not
divulged and not be considered in future employment-
related decisions affecting Officer Joel."
No date for the appeal panel to determine the cor-
rectness of Maloney's dismissal of Joel has been set
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Pier charm perseveres
Georgia Meier-McKee's misery at the Bradenton
Beach City Pier over construction, remodeling and re-
vamping will end soon enough. The result will be a
grand facility with added parking, better fishing, more
benches, and maybe even some gazebo-like structures
to protect visitors from the elements.
Meanwhile, business goes on as usual for McKee,
operator of the Bridge Street Pier and Cafe. Who minds
a little inconvenience or a short walk to relaxation,
good food and waterfront ambiance?
The little cafe on the pier is cooking up an all-you-
can-eat fried grouper dinner on Wednesday and Friday
evenings for just $6.95. You can dine inside or out but
that's a great deal for some delicious fresh-caught sea-
food and you can wash it down with 50 cent draft beer.
"I don't know what I do that's special but we've
got one customer who drives over 100 miles just for our
grouper sandwich," said McKee.
Could be dining out over the water, whether break-
fast or a sandwich, dinner or a late night snack, and the
super-friendly demeanor of Georgia and her crew,
makes for the right combination of ingredients to keep
Variety is the spice
For some time, the Heidelberg Castle in Sarasota
provided good, traditional German food and oompahs
for their patrons. No more. They filed for bankruptcy
and closed, leaving the entertainers and connoisseurs
of sauerbraten and schnitzel to look for new venues.
In comes the Old Hamburg in Holmes Beach to
save the day particularly for the "Golden Twins."
The petite blonde women, a circus act in years past,
perform their bending, twisting, ballet-like acrobatic
act to the sounds of classical music for tips now.
And unfortunately, with summer being like it is,
times are tough. The twins have searched area clubs for
an audience, often in vain. To add to their despair, tour-
ists and patrons of Old Hamburg rarely understand that
the twins receive no compensation for their perfor-
mances other than tips.
It's just not the usual circumstance here, where
clubs pay musicians to entertain patrons.
It's a delightful show very professional and
the twins are a welcome addition to the lull in ordinary
dinner conversation not to mention the enticing
German specialties on the Old Hamburg menu and
some unusual and delicious imported beers.
The Golden Twins perform Wednesday through
Saturday at 7 p.m.
Speaking of entertainment, Big Mama's back -
and if you've ever seen her you know she's not hard to
miss at Crabby Bill's Seafood Restaurant. She belts
out the tunes Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.,
and Friday and Saturday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. in
the "big" lounge.
There are always lots of specials here but of par-
ticular note: all-you-can-eat blue crabs for $13.95.
Check for availability though. We wouldn't want any-
one to be disappointed if the "ship" doesn't come in.
The gang that used to hover over the bar at Duffy's
Tavern for their short-lived Monday evening crab feast
should take note of this special at Crabby's.
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and T-shirt in the raffle at the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce social hosted
by Rotten Ralph's last week. It was a good
time and some great food anything but
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At D.Coy Ducks in the Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach, the ducks have gone "international"
with their weekly dining specials.
They offer Italian treats all day Monday with veal
and lasagna dishes. Mexican day is Tuesday including
specials on a variety of dishes and Jimmy Buffett's
favorite cocktail, the margarita. Wednesday the Greek
influence becomes evident with items like mousaka,
spinach pie and a salad that is deliciously filled with
Calamari olives and feta.
Thursday is finger-lickin' barbecue rib night and
Friday is prime rib night. Saturday is a stir-fry special
and on Sunday something like pecan crusted chicken
is a food special and bloody marys and mimosas are
Meanwhile, the music plays on. If you haven't
enjoyed the jazz piano sounds of Hank McDermott,
you can catch him early evenings on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday. You'll also find other jazz musicians
who appreciate Hank enough to sit in with him. It's like
a new band building on great jazz sounds every week.
A new to the Island group, Blue Hearts, plays this
weekend. According to Steve Lardas, Duck owner, the
two-man group consists of names easily recognizable
to the Island music scene, Tom Mobley and Harry "oh-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 3, 1995 0 PAGE 11 IIK
Orimulsion hearings postponed until November
By Pat Copeland
Public hearings on the controversial fuel, Orimusion,
have been again postponed, this time until Nov. 28.
Florida Power and Light wants to convert its Parrish
plant to burn Orimulsion and has applied for approval to
do so. Orimulsion is a mixture of bitumen, water and an
emulsifying agent Bitumen is a tar-like substance found
Various state and local agencies have been reviewing
FPL's 4,000-page application to use the fuel. The hear-
ings, the final step in the approval process, were originally
Summer daze exhibit in
The Sarasota Visual Art Center, 707 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, will hold its annual Sum-
mer Daze Exhibition from Aug. 5-31.
Local artists and sculptors, both members and
non-members, will have works on display and for
sale. An opening reception will be held from 5 to
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. The center is open from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to
4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 365-2032.
"The best hamburgers and
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Entertainment by "Annie"
Breakfast and Lunch Dining in France
Tues thru Sat Thur, Fri & Sat
Sun 8AM-1:30PM Sun 5:30-9PM
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5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach Island Shopping Center
scheduled for August. They will last about two weeks.
A controversy over use of the fuel has raged in the
county for months. Environmentalists oppose its use and
are concerned about increased air pollution, spills and
water depletion from the Little Manatee River.
Opponents target nitrogen oxide (NOx) as the most
serious pollutant and maintain it will increase nitrogen
loading in local waters and contribute to the creation of
ozone and acid rain. Spills will be difficult to clean up,
they say, because Orimulsion disperses in water rather
than forming a slick like oil.
One of the reviewing agencies, the Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council, recently voted to approve the use
of Orimulsion if FPL will adhere to more stringent envi-
These include financial participation in the prevention
and cleanup of a spill, keeping NOx emissions at the cur-
rent level, guaranteeing water withdrawals will not affect
the quality or habitats of the Little Manatee River and
monitoring conditions on roads used by trucks carrying
limestone in and gypsum and fly ash out of the plant.
A recent study released by the University of Miami
showed Orimulsion would be no more toxic to marine life
than fuel oil. The study was funded by FPL in order to
learn the dangers of a spill.
It found Orimusion did not stick to shore or aquatic
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plants or animals, the risk of lethal toxicity to organisms
in the bays are short-term and oil is more of a threat to
aquatic life and water quality.
The governor and cabinet will make the final de-
cision on the fuel's use based on a recommendation
from the state hearing officer and input from the re-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 22, harassing phone calls, 204 Pine Ave.,
Cafe Robar. The victim reported a person unknown
called the restaurant and asked if she liked cleaning.
She hung up, and he called back. When the victim left
the building, she found several boxes piled up outside
the rear door.
July 23, traffic, 300 block of Coconut Drive. The
officer reported a vehicle veered left across the flow of
traffic and shoulder of the road, struck a sea grape tree
and lodged in the top of the tree. The report said the
driver managed to back up and fled the scene. The tree
July 25, larceny, 700 block of North Shore Drive.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed
a bench drill press.
July 20, criminal mischief, 2000 Gulf Drive
North, Bungalow Beach. The complainant reported a
white male subject jumped on a chair valued at $250,
breaking it He said the subject offered to pay for the
chair but left the area without giving his name.
July 23, found property a bicycle, Coquina
July 23, burglary, Coquina Beach. A person un-
known entered the lifeguard stand and removed a first aid
bag valued at $75 containing $125 in medical equipment
July 23, trespass, Coquina Bayside. The lifeguard
reported a subject was filming children swimming, and
the father asked him to stop. The subject became bel-
ligerent but stopped filming, said the report.
Five minutes later, the lifeguard reported seeing the
subject filming another group of children and asked
him to stop. He became belligerent with the lifeguard,
who asked him to leave the park. The officer issued a
July 24, disorderly intoxication, resisting without
violence, 2200 block of Avenue C. Officers responded
in reference to a disturbance and stood by while the
female subject packed her belongings to leave the resi-
dence. The male subject was very abusive to the offic-
ers, said the report, and was yelling obscenities and
telling them to leave the residence.
After the officers left the residence, the subject
followed them down the street being loud and abusive.
The officers warned him numerous times to calm down
or risk arrest, but he continued to create a disturbance.
As he was placed in custody, he resisted and attempted
to strike the officers.
July 23, Coquina Bayside, north boat ramp. The
officer reported the subject backed onto the boat ramp
and engaged the parking brake, but the vehicle slid
backwards due to a layer of moss on the ramp. The
vehicle was completely submerged and was removed
by a wrecker. Damage was $4,000.
July 24, found property a bicycle, 2513 Gulf
Drive N., Circle K.
July 25, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered
his vehicle and removed a camera bag containing a
zoom lens valued at $369, a speed light valued at $419,
a lens case valued at $10.50, a haze filter valued at $22
and two polarizer filters valued at $101.
July 25, theft, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed
speakers valued at $200 from a patio area.
July 26, structure burglary, 100 block of Fourth
Street South. The complainant reported numerous
items of jewelry missing from the residence. These
included a ring valued at $179, a CD valued at $15,
earrings valued at $43, a ring valued at $78 and a ring
July 26, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed her purse. The purse, minus $50 and a check-
book, were recovered by the Holmes Beach Police
July 26, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed his wallet, his wife's purse and a camcorder.
The purse and wallet, minus $130 in cash, was recov-
ered by the Holmes Beach Police Department.
July 26, criminal mischief, 120 Bridge St., Drift
Inn. The complainant reported a person unknown broke
the window of his vehicle. Damage was $200.
July 28, trespass, 120 Bridge St., Drift Inn. The
subject became engaged in an argument over the juke-
box and the bartender asked him to leave. He began
questioning the bartender, said the report, and she
called the police to issue a trespass warning.
July 27, domestic battery, 100 Gulf Drive N.,
Circle K. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer ques-
tioned the victim and witnesses who stated the subject
was screaming at the victim, grabbed her by the arm,
tried to pull her off a bench and threatened to throw her
over the balcony. The subject was placed in custody.
July 27, grand theft, 1407 Gulf Drive S., Coquina
Moorings. The complainant reported a person un-
known removed his vehicle from the parking garage.
July 21, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The bartender advised the officer that he turned the
July 22, assistance, 3000 block of Ave C. The
complainant reported a truck drove into a ditch and the
July 22, domestic violence, 100 block of 29th
Street The victim came into the police department and
reported the subject battered her by beating her in the
face, sticking his finger down her throat and telling her
he would kill her. She waited until he passed out and
fled. He was placed in custody.
July 23. petty larceny, 5704 Marina Drive, Island
Garden Center. The officer observed a vehicle travel-
ing east in the 700 block of Manatee Avenue with a
large citrus tree hanging from the trunk. The tree ap-
peared unsteady as if it could fall, and the officer
stopped the vehicle. The tree was six-feet tall and in a
large black pot. The officer noted that he observed the
same type trees in the same type pots in front of the
Island Garden Center.
The driver and passengers of the vehicle gave sev-
eral stories as to how they obtained the tree. The tree
was seized and placed in property and passengers of the
-vehicle were released. The driver was placed in custody
on an outstanding warrant.
The officer went to the garden center and found
two trees of the same size and type and marks in the
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STREETLIFE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12.
gravel where a third tree was dragged away. He con-
tacted the owner of the garden center who identified the
tree which had an identification tag on a branch and the
price written on the pot.
A capias was filed on the vehicle's occupants.
July 23, assault, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn
parking lot. The victim came to the police department
and told the officer she is a witness in a federal court
case. She said while at the Anchor Inn, the husband of
the plaintiff in the case approached and began question-
ing her about the case. She told him she did not wish
to discuss the case and said as she got in her car, he
slammed the door on her right foot.
July 24, grand larceny of a boat trailer valued at
$350, Kingfish Boat Ramp.
July 24, lost property a cordless telephone, 300
block of 62nd Street.
July 24, disturbance, 5347 Gulf Drive, Peaches.
The complainant reported two male juveniles calling
him names and uttering profanities in front of his wife.
The officer spoke to the subjects who said they were
yelling at each other and fooling around. The officer
spoke to them about being more tactful in public.
July 25, burglary, Manatee Avenue bridge. The
complainant reported while he was parked on the west
side of the bridge a person unknown removed a cooler,
a portable radio valued at $50, sunglasses valued at
$75, tennis shoes valued at $50, cassette tapes valued
at $30, a fanny pack containing fishing equipment val-
ued at $20, an iron valued at $20 and a beach towel
valued at $15 from his vehicle.
July 25, burglary to an automobile, 33rd Street
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Anna Maria to county:
By Cynthia Finn
The Anna Maria City Commission has sent a
letter to the Manatee County Commission urging the
county to retain at least part of the vacated jailhouse
in downtown Bradenton as a jail.
Mayor Dorothy McChesney raised what she
calls "a real safety issue for us" at the July 25 meet-
ing and received permission from the commission to
send her letter on.
"I think you're right on the mark," said Com-
missioner George McKay.
With the recent opening of a new county jail at
Port Manatee, the county must decide what to do
with the 12-year-old jail structure downtown.
Anna Maria officials would like to see, at the
least, that holding-cell facilities are retained to
eliminate long-time absences by sheriff's deputies
who cover the city.
beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
shattered the passenger side window of the vehicle,
went through a wallet and removed two French books
valued at $55.
July 26, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown removed a fanny pack
containing a wallet with $88 in cash, a pair of sun-
glasses valued at $400 and credit cards.
July 26, found property, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee County Public Beach. The officer found two purses,
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When an arrest is made requiring transport to
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The trip can take several hours including book-
ing requirements, and a remaining Island deputy
may be left shorthanded.
When only one deputy is on duty, he must trans-
port a prisoner to approximately 66th Street and
Manatee Avenue, where the prisoner is transferred to
a Bradenton deputy for the ride to Port Manatee.
Since that transfer procedure includes all the
Island cities and Longboat Key, there may also be
a safety issue for west Bradenton.
McChesney's letter asks that the "centrally lo-
cated" downtown facility be kept, at least in part,
"for use as a jail now and in the future."
"It is inconvenient, costly and leaves our city
vulnerable" when Anna Maria's deputies have to
make the trek to Port Manatee, the letter states.
a wallet and a make up bag in a garbage can. The
purses and wallet were taken in burglaries in Braden-
ton Beach and were returned to their owners. The
make up bag was unclaimed.
July 27, found property a bicycle, 6200 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
July 28, suspicious, 5400 Holmes Boulevard,
coin laundry. The officer responded in reference to a
suspicious subject prying open washing machines. The
officer spoke to the subject who was working on the
washing machines using a large hammer.
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Iva Belle Dashiell
Iva Belle Dashiell, 101, of Anna Maria Island, died
July 27, 1995, in L.W. Blake Hospital.
There will be no visitation or service.
Born in Elliotts Island, Md., Mrs. Dashiell came to
Manatee County from Salisbury, Md., in 1962. She was
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth B. of Merritt
Island, and Eugene V. of St. Petersburg; a brother,
Theodore Ewell of York, Pa.; four grandchildren; and
Richard G. Moore
Richard G. Moore, 62, of Holmes Beach, died July
30, 1995, at home.
Visitation and service were held at Cortez Church
of Christ with Rev. Robert Atkinson officiating. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west, 406 43rd St W., Bradenton, Fla. 34209. Mansion
Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Moore came to Manatee
County from Clinton Township, Mich., in 1987. He
retired from Chrysler International. He was a member
of Cortez Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; two daughters,
Jennifer Nacu of Holmes Beach and Ami Nacu of Lou-
isville, Colo.; a son, Greg, of Clarkston, Mich.; two
brothers, Max, of Bradenton and Larry, of Clinton
Township; and three grandchildren.
Miroslav Frank Moucha
Miroslav Frank Moucha, 76, of Holmes Beach,
died July 25, in L.W. Blake Hospital.
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Manatee County from Tampa 25 years ago. He was a
retired U.S. Army colonel. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Bradenton. He was a deacon
and teacher at First Baptist Church; a graduate of West
Point Military Academy; he served as an administra-
tor with the state Health and Rehabilitative Services; he
was a member of the Association of Former Intelli-
gence Officers; member of the Retired Officers Club;
and Army Counterintelligence Corps Veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; a daughter,
Karen Sue Knowlton of Bradenton; two sons, Alan of
Bradenton and Milo of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Elsie
Nelson of Pinehusrt, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held at Shannon Funeral Home in
Bradenton with Rev. Tom Bennett officiating.
Catherine Lee Shepherd
Catherine Lee Shepherd, 87, of Bradenton, died
July 27 in L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Milton, Mass., Mrs. Shepherd came to
Manatee County from Scituate, Mass., in 1993. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Luke's
Episcopal Church of Scituate.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Lee Sears of
Holmes Beach; four grandchildren; and seven great-
A memorial service was held at The Landings of
Freedom Village in Bradenton with the Rev. John Sara
officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Suite C,
Bradenton, Fla. 34209, or charity of choice. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mark Cameron Stephens
Mark Cameron Stephens, 42, of Devils Lake,
N.D., and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died May
30 at his home.
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rank of sergeant He was a member of the VFW.
He is survived by his father, Edward of Devils Lake.
Funeral services were held in Devils Lake with the
Rev. Keith Nelson officiating. Interment was in
Percilla Watts Cemetery in Rugby.
David A. Wallace
David A. Wallace, 44, of Cortez died July 3 in
L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Rumford, Me., Mr. Wallace came to
Manatee County from Mexico, Me., 20 years ago. He
was a commercial fisherman. He was a member of
A.B.A.T.E. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by two sisters, Michelene Gironda
of Palmetto and Donna Lewis of Bradenton; two broth-
ers, Glen and Bernard, both of Bradenton; his stepfa-
ther, Raymond Arsenault of Bradenton; and a compan-
ion, Gail Roberts of Cortez.
A memorial service will take place at the Dry Dock
Inn, 3610 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach on Sunday, Aug 6.
"Everyone is invited for food, music and a day of
remembering a very special man," said Kelly Zimmer,
manager of the Dry Dock Inn.
Memorial contributions may be made to Association
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Anna Maria in a building: the Florida Aquarium
By Bob Ardren
I visited the Florida Aquarium in Tampa last week,
and recommend you do the same. Bluntly, it was not
what I was hoping for, but it's certainly worthwhile and
clearly deserving of a visit or two if you've any inter-
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Built to tell the story of a drop of water traveling
through Florida from deep in a spring to the ocean, the
aquarium has four basic zones: Florida wetlands, bays
& beaches, coral reefs and offshore.
Some eight different habitats, individually pre-
sented, make up the wetlands areas. You'll see springs,
streams, sawgrass marshes, a hammock and a man-
grove area with (mostly) live plants. It isn't that I dis-
like dead mangroves particularly, but it's hard to take
the artificial ones seriously, or anybody that uses them.
Let it be said that the living creatures throughout
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the exhibits were wonderful. River otters were swim-
ming and playing in a close-up exhibit, and my lady
companion was thrilled to be six inches away from
several roseate spoonbills and white ibis, all apparently
grounded, in the Cypress Swamps area.
All in all, you'll see more than 550 species of
Florida aquatic creatures in the course of your tour of
the aquarium. At least, that's the number used in the
The bays & beaches portion of the aquarium fea-
tures a real beach exhibit, a close look at bay bottoms,
seagrass beds and even the role of bridges as man-made
reefs in the bays. The opportunity to see sea trout and
snook fry caught my eye, but I was seriously disap-
pointed when able to spot only one lone mullet.
Simulating a 60-foot-deep dive, the coral reef area
contains the aquarium's half-million-gallon main tank.
You have several views of several areas of that tank.
Some are very large views, such as the 43-foot-wide
main window, and some are very small. A couple of
recessed windows are small enough to allow one per-
son to actually crawl into the space next to the window
and, in effect, create his or her own private window into
For my part, I mostly found those small windows
hard to look through, what with the crowding and jos-
tling of the crowd.
(On the negative side, few areas in the aquarium
seem to encourage sitting down and contemplating
what you're witnessing. Spaces overall feel rather
small, and with lots of people pressing past, I felt
pressed to keep moving, too. That's too bad in an in-
stitution charging $10 or more to come in the door.)
Since we visited on a weekday afternoon, I can
only imagine that it's more crowded weekends.
Finally, the offshore area which is really the
bottom section of the reef tank, I believe showed
plenty of medium-size sharks along with some small-
ish rays and cobia with colors and markings that
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Volunteers were present throughout the facility,
but most really weren't up to the questions I heard be-
ing asked, and probably shouldn't be expected to famil-
iar with everything. Volunteers were also used in sev-
eral "Hands-On Labs" visitors encounter, the only area
where touching anything seems to be allowed.
As you might expect, the folks in each lab were
familiar with whatever they were showing off (often
fish eggs of some kind), but not much help on general
questions ... questions like, "Why is the water so
cloudy in the main tank?"
Spoiled, I suppose, by the New Orleans Aquarium
with its flashy exhibits combined with downright en-
couragement to get your hands wet, I found the Florida
Aquarium somehow a bit stiff and maybe a little
preachy but still something to brag about to the
neighbors and out-of-town visitors.
A few exhibits such as the spring seem a little dis-
tant and unfocused. Plantings in general and orchids in
particular look rough and lacking in care. I had a feel-
ing of being hustled through the place, although in fair-
ness, my companion disagreed, retracing her steps sev-
eral times to take a second look at things. Overall, we
gave it a "B."
If you're looking for a way or place to introduce
your youngsters or grandchildren to local sealife, con-
sider the Florida Aquarium the required classroom sec-
tion. But also take some time to walk our shorelines
and beaches with your youngsters, and maybe take
them for a boat ride.
Get wet. You'll all be happier for it.
See you next week.
The Boys & Girls Clubs Auction will be held
Saturday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Manatee Civic
Center in Bradenton. A full week (non-boarding) at the
David Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy is one of the
many items to be auctioned. Tickets include a full-
course Greek sit-down dinner. Cost: $35 per person.
The American Littoral Society will hold a Palmer
Point restoration workday on Saturday, Aug. 5, from
8:30 a.m. to noon. The project, led by John Sarkozy, is
to remove invasive exotic trees and plant native spe-
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Redfish hunting is just about perfect now
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Redfish angling is just about at its peak right now,
with the big ones tending to school near the grass flats
in the bays. Offshore fishing has been sporadic due to
the changing weather, but dolphin are being caught
when you can get out due to the large floating grass
patches close to shore. Other action includes tarpon in
Tampa Bay and even the occasional small hammerhead
shark is being caught in the bays.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
are catching black drum, redfish, snapper and a couple
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
there have been landing some mangrove snapper, red-
fish, some little mackerel with an occasional big one
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 75 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trip averaged 125 head of vermilion snapper,
porgies, yellow tail snapper, red grouper and lane snap-
per. The nine-hour trip averaged 40 head of mangrove
snapper, porgies, lane snapper and grouper.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said tarpon fishing
has picked up in the last week, with a lot of people
catching the silver kings in Tampa Bay. Mangrove
snapper and grouper have been biting at the offshore
artificial reefs. there have been some reports of big
catches of schooling dolphin, due to the large patches
of seagrass that have been blown closer to shore and
serving as feeding and hiding grounds for the fish.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
Dr. A.P. Rosche of Birmingham, Ala., caught this
grouper while visiting the Island on a trip offshore with
Capt Glenn Corder and the crew of the Zulu MaMa.
fishers have been doing very well with redfish, with a
lot of the reds being too big to keep. There is good ac-
tion on catch-and-release snook. There have even been
Holmes Beach Oceanbound Kayak Shop owner Brad
Milling, right, has been supporting the Manatee-
Sarasota Group of the Sierra Club in kayak outings
on the Island. Club member Barbara Olson guides
Mary Norin in an "Introduction to Kayaking."
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
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some reports of three- and four-foot hammerhead
sharks being caught at the east end of the Anna Maria
Capt. Phil Shields said weather has kept him in
port for most of the week, but he's hopeful the offshore
conditions will improve as the week proceeds.
George at Annie's Bait and Tackle said Randy
Blancet caught a 19-inch grouper, five catfish, two
speckled trout and an amberjack on one of his fishing
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been putting his char-
ters onto lots of catch-and-release snook and all the
reds anyone could want. Capt Rick said catching the
right tides is the secret to his success.
Capt. Mark Bradow said that trout fishing is ex-
cellent right now, and to watch out for some of those
big cobia cruising through the Bay.
On my boat Magic I've found that the weather has
been critical this week, keeping my charters mostly in
the bays. We've been hunting redfish with good results.
Bill Hand from Shell's Restaurant on the Island caught
and released a 33-inch monster while out with me one
day this week.
Capt. Tom Chaya said catch-and-release snook
and reds are being caught the most off his charters.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said tarpon, sharks,
cobia and reds are the best bets, with some mackerel
scattered. Redfish are schooling right now and are at
their peak, with some of them stretching to more than
35 inches in length.
Good luck and good fishing.
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By Master Chief J.D. Arndt
Station Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
July 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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craft near Stickney Point. The station requested the
assistance of Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 26084231,
which provided a tow to port.
July 23, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of an overturned 10-foot pleasure craft
in the Manatee River with three people in the water. The
station requested the assistance of Coast Guard Auxiliary
2685027. The station was later informed that the individu-
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bottom and walk to shore.
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Stop by to see this beautiful 2BR/2BA home on a deep-
water canal. This home offers an expansive Florida room
with peaceful Bayviews. Listed at $279,900. Your host
Kathy Granstad 778-4136.
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100 ft. of private beach! Unique home design includes 3 guest
bedrooms, Master suite and 4.5 baths. French doors surround
the spacious living area and open onto a 42 ft. deck. New
metal roof and beautifully maintained. Lush tropical foliage.
Offered at $950,000 & owner financing. Call Maria Franklin.
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ELEGANT HOME ON CANAL
Formal rooms with oak floors and 10' ceilings bring south-
em charm and beauty to this spacious 3BR/2.5BA home in
Holmes Beach. A wrap-around porch yields a lovely view
of pool, landscaping and wildlife. The 70' dock and deep
water canal provide safe harborage for boat owners with
easy access to Tampa Bay. This one is unique! $329,000.
MARTINIQUE... 2 bedroom, 2 bath, bright and
cheerful end unit. Turnkey furnished and comes with
pool, tennis, elevator, secured lobby and garage.
#65119. $145,000. Call Carol Heinze, 792-5721.
ISLAND RESTAURANT... with spectacular views of
Gulf of Mexico. Attractive decorating and furnishings.
Seats 85+, 2 COP license. Includes all furnishings and
equipment plus 2BD owners' apartment. #52792.
$450,000. Call T. Dolly Young, eves at 778-5427.
GREAT STARTER HOME... 2 BD, 2BA home on a
nice quiet street. Large screened porch, Florida
room, shed and plant shed. Lots of possibilities and
the price is right. #65108. $64,000. Call Roni Price,
eves at 778-5585.
GULF FRONT HOME WITH 1/2 ACRE... old
Florida charm... 2BD home built in 1925 w/
detached garage & guest quarters. 50' of
Gulf frontage. #DY64092. $450,000.
W. OF GULF DRIVE... building lot offering
magnificent views of the gulf and only 300' to
the beach. #DY64092. $165,000.
SUN PLAZA WEST... 2BD, 2BA, turnkey,
heated pool, sauna, tennis. #DY63126.
WESTBAY COVE... Lge 1BD, 1BA, turnkey,
heated pool, tennis. Walk to beach.
MARTINIQUE... 3BD/3BA. Own. fin. avail-
able. #DY60737. $196,900.
6 VILLA MOTEL... Value #DY63227.
T. Dolly Young
Leading Edge Society
Fax: 941- 778-3035
ISLAND PARADISE... beauti-
fully decorated spacious con-
dos on gulf offering serene sur-
roundings, majestic setting and
glorious views from living and
dining areas. These luxury
3BD, 2BA, furnished condos
offer all amenities for a vacation
in paradise or year-round living.
Excellent rental history.
2 2BD, 2BA unit. Enjoy spectacular
sunsets, Gulf breezes and relaxing
moments in this direct Gulf-front
unit with a one car garage and stor-
age. 2 pools, tennis, elevator and
< secured lobby. #63190. $169,000.
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APARTMENT MOTEL Five unit Island apartment mo- GULF FRONTS Exceptional value for these 2BR direct
tel, fully renovated and tastefully decorated. Located Gulf front apartments in small ten-unit complex with
across the street from beach. Complex includes 2 quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide sandy beach
pools, courtyards, Jacuzzi and laundry. Offered at and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Start-
$359,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details. ing at $124,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.
OCEAN PARK TERRACE Nicely decorated, turnkey GULF CABINS Secluded complex with lush grounds,
furnished 2BR/2BA unit at Ocean Park Terrace. Great direct view and walking beach enhance this well-main-
view of the Gulf from master bedroom and screened tained 2BR/2BA unit an excellent buy. Great location
porch. Pool, secured lobby, elevator and walking for second home or vacation rental priced at $179,900.
beach enhance this vacation home or great rental pos- Call Ed Oliveira.
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BAY VIEWS and mouth of
canal frontage from deep
water lot in prime Holmes
Beach location. Quiet
residential area within
walking distance to beach.
Priced at $147,500. Call
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FINES I COMPLEX. Spec-
tacular views, wide sandy walking beach, heated pool
and spa, secured elevator lobby, covered parking. Old
Florida architecture with quality construction. Three
prime units priced from $189,500 to $235,000. Call
Dave Moyihan or Ed Oliveira.
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38" SQUARE PECAN TABLE, 2 matching chairs, $115.
Lane cedar chest with drawer, $95. Mediterranean buf-
fet (silver cloth lined drawer) and matching 3 shelf glass
door hutch, $150. 761-0616.
DOUBLE BED mattress, box springs and frame.
LIFT CHAIR teal blue, crushed velvet recliner with
electric lift. $300. 778-6222.
BASSETT BEDROOM: Queen bed, triple dresser,
double mirrors and nite stand. Dinette: round ext. table,
4 chairs, padded seats. All Florida style. 778-3208.
LIKE NEW! Complete matching set: sofa bed, 2 reclin-
ers, 1 corner unit. Floral pattern in Florida pastel colors.
TV 25" RCA "nice" wood, worth $250 must sell $125/
OBO. 792-5601 leave message.
IN-LINE SKATES, men's size 7. Over $230 new. Al-
most new wheels. Very fast. Asking $120. 778-7978.
HEAVY DUTY copier stand. $25. 778-7978.
FUJI 21-SPEED BIKE, small frame. $100. 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
GARAGE SALE: Sat., Aug. 6. 10006 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. 9am ? Furniture, lamps, bikes, collectables,
new and old things.
MOVING/GARAGE SALE! Friday, Aug. 4 only! 7am-
5pm. 501 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach. TV, bikes,
couch, love seat, chair tables, clothes, water cooler, lots
of misc. items. Must sell! Delivery can be arranged!
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE. Sat., Aug. 5. 8:30-
1:30. (rain date 8/6.) 779 Jacaranda. Antiques,
collectables a little bit of everything!
FOUND DARK GRAY TABBY CAT. Female, white
flea collar, no tags. Very friendly. 778-5599.
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LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Motivational theme classes;
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Top 40, Salsa & circuit training.
Classes are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6:30 to 7:30 pm at The
Brain Gym, 5340F Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
MUSCLE TONING Upper & lower body toning using
dynabands, dumb bells (1 3 lbs for women & 3 5 Ibs
for men) and body's own resistance. Classes are Tues.
& Thur. 6:30 to 7:30 pm at The Brain Gym, 5340F Gulf
Dr., Holmes Beach. For info call Geri 779-2129.
OLD WORLD SANTAS Beautiful ready to paint bisque.
12" fine detail. $16.95+ s/h. Island classes avail. For
information call 779-1094.
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.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.
YOUNG CALICO CAT, very beautiful spayed and
shots. Available to stable home. Please call 779-2059.
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.
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.
YACHT DETAILING by Carleen. Maintenance pro-
grams, detailing, teak, waxing. No boat too small. Island
resident. Pager #813-252-0080.
BOATING LESSONS NEEDED Looking for experi-
enced individual to teach motor boating and familiariza-
tion of the local waterways. Have 19' boat. 778-7073.
1986 20' SHAMROCK Cuddy Cabin, new 200 HP
302 Ford w/fresh water flush, VHF, GPS, div./plaffr.,
bimini top, mooring cover, tr/axle galv. trlr. Excellent
condition. $13,500. 813-681-2798.
SOMEONE NEEDED to retype typewritten paper on
my computer and printer. Must know Word Perfect.
AUTO/BOAT DETAILING Great income potential!
Call now! 792-5601.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
Call Dorothy Stevenhagen, 795-0148 if you can give a
few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
EMPLOYMENT WANTED Property management,
housekeeping, house-sitting, office work, errands, sales.
Let me help you in your home or office. Highly qualified,
respectable, hones island resident. Call 778-3173.
WANTED: Student to do yard & handyman work on
daily basis for about two weeks at the end of July and
first week of August. Work on a monthly basis during
the school year. 355-1627.
"YARD WORK" run errands, odd jobs, housecleaning.
"RELIABLE daytime health care Mon.-Fri. for disabled
and memory impaired adults at adult day center,
through Manatee Council on Aging. Transportation
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle
Jewelers 401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.
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.
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DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
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.
PAYING TO MUCH for health insurance? Group rates
for individuals, self-employed, on COBRA, students.
Worldwide coverage. Free quotes and policy reviews.
Call Ken 794-8507.
PAY LESS THAN $4 a month for total security and peace
of mind on your car. Call Bill O'Connor, AAA, 778-1500.
NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk... whatever your hauling
needs. Call Eddie 0. 792-1693.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL New school
year starts Aug. 21. 5, 3, or 2 day program. Telephone
CLEANING weekly or bi-weekly on island or near vicin-
ity. 17 year island resident. Good references. Call Bar-
bara at 778-1608.
HANDYMAN painting, most household repairs, no job
too small. Free estimates. Call Mike 778-0504.
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AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your conve-
nience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax, shampoo,
engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned,
tires & trim dressed and much more. Protect your invest-
ment. Call Damon on mobile number 320-0110. Please
leave a message for quick reply if not available.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody, sham-
poo-steam, deodorize, living rm, dining rm & hall, $34.95.
11 years in the business. No hidden prices. 794-1278.
PRO-CLEAN professional carpet & furniture cleaning.
See the difference with our powerful mobile cleaning
plant. Quick-dry system, 11 yrs experience, satisfaction
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident
25 yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water heater,
sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the Island 17
years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
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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.
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
COMPLETE SERVICES Home improvements and re-
pairs. Insured. 21 year resident. Ed 779-2010.
Door & window replacement specialist with
21 years of fine custom carpentry experience.
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THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase of
home repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs experi-
ence. Insured, island resident, references available.
MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Limited partnership on
health, wellness, produce store. Call Art at 778-9189.
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
ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available
from $300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
GULF FRONT Short term executive, 3BR/2BA, fur-
nished, all amenities, view from every room, steps to wa-
ter. 6 month lease available Oct 95. $1,800/mo. 778-3171.
GULF FRONT residence. Excellent north Holmes Beach
location. Fully furnished 2BR/2BA. Available short term.
Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor 778-7976/778-2246.
BEACH RENTALS Daily, weekly, and monthly rentals
available on the beach. Call Debbie Thrasher 941-778-
2055 at Prudential Florida Realty, 5340-1 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sundeck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able weekly/monthly Aug. 1 to Dec. 30 starting at $425.
A BREEZY BAY FRONT cottage with dock. Fully fur-
nished clean & neat. Quiet area. Perfect for retiree.
$250/wk $600/mo. 794-5980.
ANNA MARIA Gulf front, lovely 2BR apts. Sundeck,
porch, weekly, cable, microwave many extras. No pets.
LUXURY CANAL FRONT one story home with pool. 2/
3 bedroom, 3 baths, three quarter block from beach.
$'q400/mo, weekly rates available. 1-800-223-4472.
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist. Wagner Realty 778-2246.
HOLMES BEACH Unfurnished duplex 1/2 block from
beach, 3BR/2BA, sundeck. Nice available immediately.
$680/mo includes lawn service. Michael Saunders & Com-
pany Rental Division, 941-778-2275 or 800-881-2276.
CORAL SHORES Beautiful 3BR/2BA unfurnished
home, family room, W/D, 2-car garage, boat dock. Avail-
able immediately. $975/mo. Michael Saunders & Com-
pany Rental Division, 941-778-2275 or 800-881-2276.
HOLMES BEACH seasonal rentals. Clean, attractive,
stone's throw to Gulf beach. 2BR available now thru Dec.
1BR available now thru '96 season. No pets. 778-4368.
BAYFRONT, available Sept. 1. Annually, seaonaly,
weekly. Large 2BR/1 BA newly remodeled, private apt
with boat dock. Walk to Gulf, restaurants and shops.
Includes utilities. 794-8792.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA with washer & dryer, cen-
tral H/A. 1/2 block from beach. Pets OK. $250 deposit,
ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished 1BR/1BA. No pets.
$500/mo plus security. 778-2967.
COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE. Office or storage
ANNUAL RENTAL, Bradenton Beach. 1BR/1BA mobile
home 1 block from Bay/Gulf. Furnished, 55+, no pets.
$400/mo plus electric. 778-3516.
FEBRUARY RENTAL NEEDED; 3BR, condo? pool?
Would like to return to AMI to enjoy island beauty and
Roser Church congeniality. Will be on AMI 9/18. Mark
Foxon, 23 Ash Hill Rd, Reading, MA 01867.
ELEVATED DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, newly renovated, Bay
view, 2 blks from Gulf, all appliances, blinds, w/w carpet,
no pets. $600/mo plus deposit, annual lease. 778-3224.
ANNUAL LARGE 1BR/2BA 200 ft. to beach. Cedar
throughout, easy to Cortez, W/D hookup, just remod-
eled, ground floor. Pets? $700/mo includes utilities.
LARGE 2BR/2BA CONDO, 2 blocks from beach. Avail-
able furnished or unfurnished. Dayna, 778-2134.
2 DUPLEX ANNUALS 3BR/2BA, central H/A, fenced
yard, near beach. Kids and pets OK. One avail, imme-
diately, one avail. Sept. 1. $750/mo. 778-7431.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Nice 2BR/1BA newly
decorated, central air. Annual lease. $600/mo. First, last
and security. Available immediately. 778-0217.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
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 af-
ter hours. 778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty 778-0766.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1 BR/1 BA
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.
COMMERCIAL CONDOMINIUM in Homes Beach. 2-
story, one drive-in door, one walk-in door, heart of In-
dustrial District $45,000. Call Rose Schnoerr, Neal &
Neal Realtors 778-2261.
OLDER 2BR possibly more in prime section of Anna
Maria. Double lot, boat dock near beach. $185,000.
Write P.O. Box 604, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
NEWLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA across from beach!
Contemporary decor. Inside laundry, 10' ceilings, gor-
geous landscaping, white picket fenced with gazebo.
GULFFRONT DUPLEX 2BR/1 BA, 1 BR/1 BA, panoramic
view, upgraded and updated, laundry room. Holmes
Beach. Call owner for appointment 778-1135. $265,000.
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SAYING THE ALPHABET 10 12 13 14 I15 16 117
BY CHARLES M. DEBER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 19 1 1 1 20 1 1 21 1122I
1 Davos denize
10 Environs of
20 Poet laureate
27 "I1 was at my
28 In flight
31 Turn to twilig
34 One, of a kind
37 Ring shouts
42 Common dog
46 "Dear old--
48 Actress Gilbe
49 Fur piece
50 Certain posting
53 1969 Medicin
55 Scene of vice
56 Comportment 99 Kickback, of a
ns 58 Stadium parking sort
lot activity 102 Overseas
61 Game item friend
62 Caribou and elk 104 Boot
63 Let slip 106 0000
64 Gift 108 UUUU
66 Addis- 113 First name in
67 QQQQ makeup
68 Niacin and 14follower
69 Early round 115 Deco
70 Greets theday 116 Midmorning
e.g. 71 Pinch pennies 117 Misses
72 Member of the 118 Easter
ht 73 Beef, venison et 19 sai
at. 119 Was attractive
75 Settled 120 Block
78 Batter's stat DOWN
79 R2D2, for one 1 Educ. edifice
's 80 Bridge builder's 2 It may be
_, 82 Boeing customer 3 One of Plato's
83 Salon offerings "Dialogues"
rt 85 about 4 Lectures
(approximately) 5 Phraseology
87 It's over from 6 "Three men in
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89 Start of many 7 Bean flavoring
movements' 8 Nonspecific
90 Michener genre 9 Shifts a
91 I111ll portrait
93 Medical suffix 10 Yields
94 Ballad subject,. 11 Green piece
maybe 12 Tontine, e.g.
96 Truth 13 Lanka
97 Catches, in a 14 Steps over a
15 Most showy
16 It could be a
credit to anyone
17 Shopping aid
26 Pool exercise
29 Kirkconnell, in
32 "13 Days to
35 "All--" (1984
36 "First see
39 "The Country
41 Goes ballistic
44 Liquid fats
45 Something to
54 Type of valve
57 Floyd of the
Grand Ole Opry
58 Actress Braga
59 Flood point
60 Feverish fits
66 Sheba's locale
67 Thin layer
69 They receive
76 Children's song
81 Hall-of-Fame 93 Carpet fibers 103 Apportion
84 Like eagles
87 Was deflected
88 Long Island
91 Skye, e.g.
92 One of the
98 More than
99 Opposite of tout
100 To be: Lat.
101 Commend, as
102 Court sort, for
107 Sleep on it
110 Model Aesop
112 Sovereign ruler:
ers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
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$129,900 Turnkey furnished for Florida living
King bed in master, twins in guest, beauhful
window treatments, clean, neat, lov''elv views
Call Lu Rhoden 778-2692
PLAYA ENCANTADA Tennis-side .%lh all
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$124,900 Call Helen While 778-t.956
TERRIFIC 5 BEDROOM 3.5 BATH el.
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lanai, well maintained A LIFE SThLE 537500CO dock and plenty ol storage $189,900 Call Bill
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Van 'Several choices and premium
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