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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Publication Date: 11-25-1992
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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ISLANDER

THE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND


FIRST EDITION NOVEMBER 25, 1992


Armed gunman robs Church of Annunciation


An armed robbery took place on Tuesday,
November 17, at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach. Police warn
that the suspect is still at-large as of press time.
According to the Holmes Beach police
report, a suspect entered the Church of the An-
nunciation at 4408 Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach at 6 p.m. He told the lone occupant in
the church office that he needed to use the


"the victim called
911 within 30 seconds
of the gunman's
departure..."


bathroom. The suspect left and returned ap-
proximately five minutes later. He then pointed
a small handgun at the victim, telling her to
give him the money. The victim told the sus-
pect that were was no money there and he de- -~I~ 1. cc
manded her purse instead. The suspect pulled n


The Revival


The new Islander/Bystander is starting out with
one promise, to bring back the sense of community to
Anna Maria's newspaper.
We propose to accomplish our goal by reporting
the news about Island events, politics, governmental
issues, and Island people with the understanding that
only devoted Islanders can provide.
We have heard you.
Everyone laments to us the loss of the "old Is-
lander" and not too many are upset over the demise
of the Island Sun and Beachcomber's TGIF.
What happened? Well, a lot of ownership
changes happened and maybe they just didn't under-
stand our Island community.
That's all past history. The Islander/Bystander
is starting out fresh.
We are going to revive the newspaper business
on this Island and in the process, we are going to pro-


vide Island businesses with a top-notch advertising
vehicle. One that will produce results, because we
intend to circulate the paper FREE to every residence
on the Island. And we will gladly verify our circula-
tion.
We will publish and distribute 8,500 copies
weekly. (There are approximately 8,500 homestead
residences on the Island according to tax rolls.) And
when we reach saturation, we'll start increasing the
circulation.
The "old Islander" was often two, 48-page sec-
tions over 14 years ago. Sure, there's been a reces-
sion, but there's been a lot of growth in 51 years too.
The Islander/Bystander can't succeed without
you. But if you put a little trust in our ability to de-
liver the news, we will all reap the rewards.
Watch for us on Wednesdays. And be sure to let
us know when you see news happen.


Yes! THE ISLANDER is a brand new news-
paper. While this is being written, we have not a
single subscriber nor one advertiser. We have no
connection whatever with previous newspapers, so
our mailing list comes from the directory, telephone
book and the memories of our
friends. Already many
people have promised to ad- Repr
vertise in The Islander and The
many others have promised to
subscribe. (We will mail Anna M
from 500 to 700 copies of this
issue besides those we sell in Th
the stores.) Novemi
The publisher is The Is-
lander, Inc., Anna Maria,
Florida.
While our initial issue is small, we plan to
standardize on a minimum 8-page weekly paper
servicing equally Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bra-
denton Beach and all other sections of the Island
being developed-the entire Island.


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The Islander will be written and edited as an
entirely independent newspaper owing no self-ser-
vice allegiance to any individual group, sect or or-
ganization and devoted wholly to the entire popula-
tion of the Island. Its pages will be open as a pub-
lic forum where matters
pertaining to Anna Maria
ed from may be discussed by both
lander, sides on any subject that
affects the welfare of the
ia,Florida, people.
We intend to prove
"sday, whether or not Anna
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port a good newspaper.
If our endeavor fails, it
will not be our failure.
Success is in your hands residents, freeholders,
Realtors, tradesmen, service people and all the civic
and cultural organizations on the Island.
DITTO, FROM THE PUBLISHER, EDITOR AND
STAFF OF THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER.


the phone off the desk in an attempt to dis-
connect it and told the victim to get down on
the floor and not call anyone.
The suspect is a Hispanic male, ap-
proximately 5'7", 149 pounds, and is in his
early 20's. He has wavy hair, a mole near
his right eye and a medium to dark complex-
ion. At the time of the incident, he was
wearing a dark-colored ball cap, blue-gray
sweatshirt and faded jeans. The witness did
not notice any accent in the suspect's
speech. Suspect used a black short-barreled
S revolver in the attack.
Any person having information about
the suspect is to call the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department at 778-2221. The officers
handling the care are Det. Nancy Rogers and
Lt. Jay Romaine.
The drawing at the left is a
composite of the suspect, made
by Det. N. Rogers of the Holmes
Beach Police Department.
At press time, the suspect
remains at large.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...


Bridge Brouhaha
Police Report
Kenny Randall Soccer Award
Real Estate Sales
School Lunch Menu
Community Center Schedule
Classifieds


page 3
page 4
page 8
page 6
page 7
,page 9
page 11


Fire District

under sheriff's

investigation
Based on five allegations submitted to the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office by Karen B. Leek,
who lost election to the Anna Maria Fire District
Commission to incumbent Ralph Fulford, the depart-
ment announced it will look into possible violations
of Florida's Govemment-in-the-Sunshine Law during
this year's board of commission elections.
Leek's statement charged that incumbent
Fulford, and Commissioners John Van Ostenbridge
and Jeffrey Willey took office on November 9 eight
days before Leek alleges state law allows plus did so
without being sworn in.
Leek included in her statement that fire depart-
ment volunteers indicated their support for some can-
didates without registering with the Supervisor of
Election Office. According to Bob Sweat, supervisor
of elections for the Supervisor of Elections Office,
any group spending $500 or more on a campaign
needs to register with the election office. Anna Maria
Fire Chief Andy Price stated that the individual
firefighters did not spend that amount of money.
The allegations also include that members of
the board may have printed campaign fliers on tax-
payer supported Anna Maria Fire District copiers.
Price announced that a commercial printer printed the
fliers in question.
Sheriff's officials stated the complaints would
be investigated by a detective. The results of the in-
vestigation would determine if Leek's complaint
would be forwarded to the State Attorney's Office or
not.


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November 20, 1992
Dear Islander/Bystander:
Congratulations and good luck on your new ven-
ture. It will be nice to have a real newspaper on Anna
Maria Island.
Best wishes,
Pat Geyer
Mayor of Holmes Beach

November 20, 1992
Dear Editor:
The Cities of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach on our island must have a newspaper.
It's our only identity that informs our residents and visi-
tors. It actually forms our clout to send messages to the
surrounding communities and State as well.
We have many important and vital issues that con-
cern our lives and property. Newspaper reporting is the
best form of democracy. Newspapers actually unite us
to get things done. Our newspaper is the only way our
island cannot be taken for granted. We have come a
long way in finally convincing the County, Florida Leg-
islature, and Federal Government that we will finally be
heard.
Good luck.
Katie Pierola
Mayor of Bradenton Beach

Fire hydrants scarce on Key Royale
According to Arthur Danzinger, a Foxworth Lane
resident, the last house on the street is at least 800 feet
from the existing hydrant servicing the street. He also
stated to the Holmes Beach City Council at its work-
shop on Thursday, November 19, that this situation was
common throughout Key Royale.
Danzinger was informed by the Council that he
needed to express his concern to the controlling author-
ity, the Anna Maria Fire District. The Council stated it
would "light the fire" as long as Danzinger wrote the
Council a letter outlining the situation.


This Weekend, Bring
Home Some Take-Out.


The Holmes Beach City Council has discussed off
and on what to do about the dangerous intersection at
Gulf Drive and Palm Drive during the last eight months
or so. At the Holmes Beach City Council meeting
Tuesday, November 17, the council again delayed act-
ing on the problem for further discussion.
The problem with this very poorly designed inter-
section is three-fold:
Cars coming south from Anna Maria on Gulf
Drive increase speed from Anna Maria's 25 m.p.h. limit
as they enter the 35 m.p.h. speed limit of Holmes
Beach. Since Gulf Drive curves at this intersection in
front of Haley's Motel, southbound drivers are blind to
any vehicles entering Gulf Drive to or from Haley's
parking lot or from 81st Street going in either an east or
west direction. There have been numerous reported
accidents, largely due to the speed at which cars are
rounding the blind curve.
Cars traveling north on Gulf Drive must stop at
the stop sign in front of Haley's Motel before they can
bear left and continue north on Gulf Drive. This is prob-
ably the most dangerous part of the intersection.
Cars coming south on Gulf Drive from Anna
Maria can either continue straight down Palm Drive or
bear right and take Gulf Drive south. Since most driv-
ers do not signal their intentions, cars facing north on
Gulf Drive are unsure if it is safe to proceed.
At the October 22 work session of the Holmes
Beach City Council, after a lengthy discussion among
the Council's members, and in conjunction with the act-
ing chief of police, numerous solutions were presented.
Of the remedies discussed, the Council decided to try
making the intersection of Gulf and Palm Drives a
three-way stop.
Council scheduled approval of the proposed traf-
fic changes for its November 17 meeting; however, a
handful of citizens opposing the stop signs convinced
council to delay action. Leading the group opposing
the three-way stop was Reverend James Metts, Jr., of
the Island Baptist Church. His complaint about the
three-way stop was that it would tie up traffic from 9:30
a.m. until noon on Sunday mornings when numerous


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vehicles are entering and exiting the church facilities.
Luke Courtney, owner of Haley's Motel, agreed that
there probably would be some traffic delays on Sunday
mornings, but that the safety of motorists, pedestrians
and bicyclists would be increased for the other 165 and
1/2 hours during the week, well worth a little inconve-
nience on Sunday mornings. Said Courtney, "A three-
way stop may not be the best solution to the problem,
but it is a start, and we should give it a try until a better
solution can be found."
Approval of the proposed three-way stop at the
dangerous intersection of Gulf and Palm Drives is on
the agenda again for the December 1 meeting of the
Holmes Beach City Council.





at-a-glance
The offices of Anna Maria City will be closed
on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, but will be
open for business on Friday, November 27. Both
city halls of Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
will be closed November 26 and 27.
The Anna Maria City Commission will hold
its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 24, at
7:30 p.m. at city-hall.
The Bradenton Beach City Council will
hold a special meeting regarding Bridge Street re-
vitalization on Tuesday, December 1, at 7 p.m. at
city hall.
The Holmes Beach City Council will hold its
regular meeting on Tuesday, December 1, at 7:30
p.m. at city hall.
On Tuesday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m., Rich-
ard Fawley Architects and the Community Rede-
velopment Association will conduct a meeting,
seeking input on the revitalization of Bridge Street
in Bradenton Beach. All are welcome.

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by Luke Courtney, Contributing Reporter
There was standing room only at the November
19 work session of the Holmes Beach City Council.
City Hall was packed with opponents and some sup-
porters of the 65-foot tall fixed span bridge scheduled to
replace the present draw bridge on Manatee Avenue
connecting Anna Maria Island to the mainland. All
present were given 2 minutes to present their views
concerning the bridge project.


"speakers were emo-
tional, loud, sometimes
misinformed, and
occasionally downright
rude ..."

Opponents to the new bridge wanted the Council
to rescind its previously adopted resolution supporting
the new bridge, and forward a new resolution opposing
the construction of a new bridge. Speakers for and
against the new bridge were emotional, loud, some-
times mis-informed, and occasionally downright rude.
After the fur stopped flying, Council thanked all attend-
ing for their comments, but did not begin a discussion
required to compose a new resolution.
Opponents of the new 65-foot tall
fixed span bridge argued that ...
The majority of the people on the Island don't
want the bridge.
It would be ugly.
It would spoil the ambiance of the Island.
Before long we would have a second ugly bridge
next to it.
It would cause Gulf Drive, Palm Drive and Ma-
rina Drive to eventually be four-laned.
It would degrade the Island and soon we would
have t-shirt shops and McDonald's here.
No 65-foot tall boats use the intra-coastal.


Only unscrupulous realtors and developers want
the new bridge.
City should get a helicopter for Emergency
Medical Service and not depend on bridge.
Supporters of the new 65-foot tall
fixed span bridge said ...
The majority of the people on the island want the
new bridge.
The present bridge is antiquated.
The present bridge is unsafe.
The present bridge needs repairs.
The new bridge would provide unlimited access
for better Emergency Medical Service.
The new bridge would provide better access for
fire and police vehicles to and from the Island, espe-
cially ladder fire trucks which cannot be helicoptered
in.
The new bridge would decrease traffic tie-ups
entering and leaving the Island.
The new bridge would provide faster evacuation
caused by a hurricane.
Better roads and bridges are needed to serve the
residents of Manatee County and the Island.
The Holmes Beach City Council added the resolu-
tion issue to its next regular meeting agenda.
Validity Of Bridge
Straw Vote Questioned
Webster defines straw vote as, "an unofficial vote
to determine public opinion."
The opponents of the 65-ft. fixed span bridge
on Manatee Avenue have strongly based their case on
the results of their straw vote held outside polling sites
on election day, November 3.
Supporters of the new bridge claimed that the
straw vote was just a little too unofficial and that they
saw straw vote ballot boxes being opened, and votes
being counted during the voting process, and therefore,
the bridge straw vote held very little validity.
Opponents to the new bridge said, "NOT," and
added that all straw vote ballot boxes were locked and
carried to a central location and tallied fairly.


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Move Toward

New Bridges
Reprinted from The Islander,
Anna Maria, Florida,
Thursday, January 10, 1952
The Cortez Bridge is the artery through which
flows the life-blood of the Island. We all know that it is
suffering from the disease of old age hardening of the
arteries. It will take strong medicine or a major opera-
tion to restore the bridge's strength. In the meantime, a
Mid-Island Bridge could take the increasing burden
from the Cortez, make us all feel safer and bring people
and more prosperity to us and the County.
The latest good news is that at a meeting called
by the Road and Bridge Committee of Bradenton
Chamber of Commerce and held on January 4th, there
were also present the County Commissioners and Rep-



Island to Get New
Cortez Bridge
As we were almost ready to print we
heard officially that instead of repairing the
aged Cortez Bridge it will be replaced by a
new one.
This is such good news we make
space in the paper to tell you.



resentative, Ben Fuqua, attorney for the Chamber.
It was decided that as soon as possible, a del-
egation composed of the Committee, a group from the
Bradenton and Island Chambers and others interested,
should c '1 on Mr. Alfred McKeathen, Chairman of the
State Road Department, to present plans for the pro-
posed Manatee Avenue Bridge, a bridge or fill to Long
Boat.Key directly from Anna Maria and for the reha-
bilitation of the Cortez Bridge.


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Island Police


Nov 14
Nov 16
Nov 18


Nov 10
Nov 15
Nov 17


Anna Maria
2:48 p.m. Burglary, Maple Avenue
6:50 p.m. Accident, Pine Avenue, no injuries
10:30 a.m. Criminal Mischief, Gladiola Street

Bradenton Beach
3:30 p.m. Burglary.
11:24 p.m. Disorderly Intoxication, 100 blk 4th St.
12:36 a.m. Trespass, Bridge Street.
10:25 p.m. Disorderly Intoxication, 300 blk Gulf
Drive.


Holmes Beach
Nov 14 10:50 p.m. Larceny, 6000 blk of Gulf Drive, hood
ornament stolen, blue Mercedes.
10:50 p.m. Larceny, 6000 block of Gulf Dr, hood
ornament stolen,maroon Mercedes.
Nov 15 10:25 a.m. Burglary Auto, 6400 blk of Gulf Dr,
unlocked vehicle entered.
11:42 am. Burglary Auto, 6500 block Gulf Drive,
unlocked vehicle entered.
9:43 p.m. Larceny, 7000 Block of Gulf Drive,
4 fire extinguishers stolen.
Nov 16 8:05 a.m. Burglary Auto, 5600 blk of Gulf Drive,
vehicle ransacked, convertible top cut
8:30 a.m. Burglary Auto, 5400 blk Gulf Dr,
vehicle ransacked

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Reports


8:30 a.m. Burglary Auto, 5800 blk Gulf Dr,
vehicle ransacked, no forced entry
9:25 am. Burglary Auto, 6300 blk Gulf Drive,
unlocked vehicle entered.
12:06 p.m. Theft Auto/Parts, 75th St
11:15 am. Burglary Auto, 5400 blk of Gulf Drive,
unlocked vehicle ransacked.
11:29 am. Burglary Atuo, 5400 blk Gulf Drive,
attempted entry into vehicle,
convertible top cut
12:17 p.m. Larceny, 68th St, fire extinguisher
stolen from condo parkingarea
3:55 pm. Burglary Atuo, 5400 blk of Gulf Drive,
vehicle without signs of forced entry,
entered and ransacked.
5:39 p.m. Burglary Auto, 68th St, unlocked
vehicle entered.
11:29 p.m. Burglary Auto, 5400 blk of Gulf Dr,
unlocked vehicle ransacked.
12:06 p.m. Theft Auto/Parts, 75th St
Nov. 19 3:52 p.m. STRANGE BUT TRUE?!

5800 block of Marina Drive, complaintant stated driver of
truck he rode out to Island with made him ride in middle,
referring to the truck he had come out here in. Complainant
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Island art festival
in early December
The annual Anna Maria Island Festival of Fine
Arts, hosted by the Anna Maria Island Art League, will
be December 5 and 6 at the Holmes Beach City Hall
Park. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., both
days, over 100 Artists and Craftsmen from 12 states
including Florida, will be displaying their work for sale
and competing for cash awards.
Judges for the competition are Fione Custode,
faculty member of Ringling School of Art & Design,
and Vicky Randall, an award winning sculptor from
Sarasota. The Best of Show winners of the 1991 Junior
Arts competition, Jason Maury and Layla Copeland,
will present two "Kids Choice" awards.
The annual Junior Arts and Crafts show will be
held in conjunction with the main event. Island students
in grades K-12 will display their works in all media.
Ribbons and art scholarships will be presented at an
award ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Other activities
for children include a storyteller (afternoons), bubble
blowin', beaded necklaces, face painting and a clown.
Live entertainment will be held from 11:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. both days. The new Anna Maria Bluegrass
Band will make its debut on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Admission is free.

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in Dee's Kitchen
By Dee Becker
Island Contributor

Better Than Sex Cake
1 pkg. German chocolate cake mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 jar butterscotch or carmel topping
1 (9 oz.) carton Cool Whip
2 Heath Bars
Mix cake as directed and pour into 9" x 13" pan.
Bake according to directions. As soon as cake is re-
moved from oven, poke holes in top of cake and pour
can of sweetened condensed milk all over top. Then
pour jar of butterscotch or caramel topping over con-
densed milk. Cover with entire carton of Cool Whip.
Sprinkle with crushed Heath Bars. Refrigerate for sev-
eral hours. Cut and serve.
Dee Becker is an Island homemaker and mother who enjoys
cooking and baking. While Dee lays no claim to the originality of
her collection of recipes, each have been tested in her own kitchen.
In other words, "Dee tested family approved!

Clang, clang, clang

goes the trolley
First there was a bridge. Now there is the possi-
bility of a trolley or bus line connecting Anna Maria
Island and Longboat Key.
Longboat Key Commissioner Ray Metz an-
nounced the concept after a joint meeting of elected of-
ficials of the two islands approved asking the Sarasota-
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization to initiate
a study dedicated to the feasibility of this undertaking.
The motive is to alleviate traffic problems be-
tween the two islands.


League lets little ones shop
for Christmas
Island Gallery West, the gallery of the Art League
of Anna Maria, will sponsor the League's second an-
nual Secret Shop for children.
The League's efforts will allow children to pur-
chase inexpensive but clever Christmas gifts for fami-
lies and friends and, you guessed it, adults will not be
allowed into the Secret Shop. League members will be
here to help the children with their selections as well as
wrap and tag their precious purchases.
The Secret Shop will be held Friday, November
27, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Island Gallery West is
located at 5348 Gulf Drive North in Holmes Beach.

Spencer to speak to Kiwanis
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will hold
its regular weekly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday,
November 30, at Key West Willy's Restaurant, 107
Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach.
The guest speaker will be Major Gerald Spencer
of the Salvation Army who will talk about the Salvation
Army's effort in South Florida following Hurricane
Andrew.
All visiting Kiwanians are cordially invited to at-
tend. For further information, call Dan Ossman 778-
1974 or Dick Ross 778-1349.

Bingo tonight at St. Bernard's
St. Bernard Catholic Church will have its weekly
bingo game this evening, Wednesday, November 25.
Early Bird starts and 6 p.m. with regular bingo starting
at 7 p.m.
S St. Bernard is located at 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.

Library closed
The Island Branch will be closed Thursday, No-
vember 26, and Friday, November 27, in order for em-
ployees to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.


THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER PAGE 5
Mistletoe Ball offers
big band fun
The Florida Big Band Society will hold a gala din-
ner-dance benefit for the youth programs of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center on Friday evening,
December 4, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center.
The seven-piece orchestra, Debra Jean & the
Melotones, will provide the dance sounds at the first-
ever Mistletoe Ball.
The Center's gymnasium will be transformed into
a festive, holiday ballroom for the affair. The cash bar
cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by an
elegant, five-course sit-down dinner catered by Mario's
of Bradenton at 7:30 p.m.
The event costs $50 per couple or $30 for a single
ticket. Advance sales are going on now for reserved
seating. Tickets, reservations and information can be
obtained at the Center, 407 Magnolia Avenue, Anna
Maria City or call 778-1908, 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Register now for Chamber
Christmas dinner
Cafe Robar will be the holiday scene for the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce's Installation of
Officers and Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
The restaurant will be closed to the public and
exclusively serve the chamber. Dancing and socializing
following dinner is encouraged.
Cost is $12.95 per person for the dinner. Contact
the Island Chamber at 778-1541 to receive the neces-
sary reservation/entree selection card. Call now!

Banner up for Privateers
The Anna Maria Privateers requested permission
from the Holmes Beach City Council to place banner
signs across Gulf Drive and/or Marina Drive from De-
cember Ito 12 to announce its Christmas gift giveaway.
The Privateers will find out if the idea flies at the
next regular meeting of the Holmes Beach Council.


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THE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND


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V Joy Courtney, Editor
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Jan Barnes
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With a lot of help from our friends.
MacBonner Computer Services
Editorial, Sales and Production Offices:
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To Area Residences and Occupants:
from Area Engineer, Great Lakes
Dredge & Dock Company
Beginning on or about December 1, 1992, the
Anna Maria Key Beach Nourishment and Shore Resto-
ration Project will be underway. The work will be per-
formed by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock company, a
local corporation.
The purpose of the project is to restore the beach
to its more natural state and provide shore protection.
In order for this to be accomplished, it will be nec-
essary to operate heavy equipment in close proximity to
existing structures.
Although you may feel some vibration from the
equipment, because of the human nervous system act-
ing as, or like, a seismograph, the levels will be well
below that required to cause even the slightest cosmetic
damage.
For your protection, a monitoring program as well
as a Precondition Inspection will be conducted in your
area. Please allow our independent consultants, Con-
tact Drilling & Blasting Inc., to document and discuss
any concerns you may have.
Feel free to call our office in Jacksonville, FL at
904-737-2739 should you have any questions.


Bill Hanson
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company


The Community Youth Chorus is a program open
to all interested children and youth from second grade
and older.
Sponsored by Roser Memorial Community
Church, and under the direction of Cliff Burgeson, the
music learned and sung includes spiritual and patriotic
songs as well as lots of songs sung just for fun.
Cliff Burgeson is an accomplished musician with


To Area Residences and Occupants:
from Contract Drilling & Blasting,
Inc.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, in accor-
dance with contract specifications, has retained our firm
to conduce a Precondition Inspection all properties
within the immediate work vicinities of the Anna Maria
Key Beach Nourishment Program.
For your protection we request permission to in-
spect your property to verify and document existing
structural conditions.
A staff member or principal will be contacting
you in the near future to set up a convenient time to per-
form the brief inspection.
Copies of all documentation will be on record
with the Contracting Officer USACE and Manatee
County Public Records office, and shall be available for
public viewing at the Manatee County Public Records
office.
Should you have any questions or request further
information concerning the project, please contact our
main office at 904-241-4015, or Mr. Emery Gray at the
job site.
Thanking you in advance.


William Pearce
Contracting Drilling & Blasting, Inc.


advanced training in vocal and instrumental perfor-
mance. His studies, performing, teaching, and conduct-
ing have taken him all over the world.
Arrangements have been made for pickup by
church vans of children at Anna Maria School at 3 p.m.
dismissal on Wednesday.
To join, contact Roser Community Church at
778-0414.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND REAL ESTATE SALES WEEK ENDING 11/19/92


DATE


ADDRESS


TYPE


SELLER


LIST$


SALE$


11/13 109 4th St. S. Multi-family Paul Collins 124,900 118,000

11/13 1800 Gulf Dr, #210 La Costa condo Judith Thomas 114,900 110,000

11/16 506 71st St Single family Malcolm Pratt 139,900 131,000


11/19 543 Key Roayale Drive Single family


Harold & Jean Sears


399,000


385,000


Compiled with MLS information from Neal & Neal, Realtors, Holmes Beach Office.


Outstanding performance
For the week ending November 13, the following pupils were award "Student of the Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School. Front row, left to right : Colleen Rygiel, Ditra Paloski, Lindsey Talarino, Kara Kennedy,
Carter Natale, and Jimmy Brainard. Back row, left to right: Janae Haupt, James Sebastiano, Michael Knott,
Melissa Mixon, Elizabeth Curtan, Jennifer Sayko, Tom Bucci, and Logan Shields.



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Gotta rest
Above, Dad Robert Dale takes a rest from his busy school day with his fifth grade son, Joe. Mr. Dale had taken time
offfrom his construction job to participate in Men's Day at our school.


Hey Dad follow me!
Everett Southwick, Sr., right,followed his
son's lead on the chin up bars during recess
on Men's Day. We understand gritting one's
teeth helps the process along. Everett
Southwick, Jr., is not pictured because he
ran to get the photographer to be sure to
have this picture for posterity's sake.


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Special Attention
Above, Maggie Collins and Julie Smith enjoy the
company of Julie's cousin Blair Morse. What more
could the students ask for ... fine meal, stimulating
conversation and the undivided attention from
one special cousin.


Anna Maria
Elementary
School
Menus
Thursday, 11/26/92
No School -
Thanksgiving Day
Friday, 11/27/92
No School Kids at Play


Monday, 11/30/92
Breakfast
Cereal
Toast
Juice
Milk
Lunch
Corn Dog
Oven Potatoes
Lettuce & Tomato
Fruit Cup
Milk


Just being there
This Dad represents the 120
men who spent the school day
with their special member of
the Anna Maria Elementary
student body. Out of 380
students, this number of men
involving themselves in the
educational process was
wonderful to see.


Tuesday, 12/1/92
Breakfast
Waffle w/Syrup
Fruit Cup
Milk
Lunch
Junior Cuban Sandwich
Cut Green Beans
Lettuce & Tomato Salad
Pudding
Milk


Wednesday, 12/2/91
Breakfast
2 Cinnamon Toast
Fruit Cup
Milk
Lunch
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Corn
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Island youth memorialized


through sportsmanship award

Kenny Randall was lost to Anna Maria Island through a tragic acci-
dent last summer. This bright, happy boy had a special love soccer.
Friends of the Randall family have come together to institute The Kenny
Randall Sportsmanship Award for the soccer program at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
"The Kenny Randall Sportsmanship Award is new this year and is go-
ing to last forever," said Jeff Foraker, president of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's Soccer program, to the crowd of soccer enthusiasts
gathered to celebrate the end of soccer season. "Kenny was one of the
finest young sportsmen that we have ever coached whether he won or lost
and he also showed leadership quality," continued Foraker.
The winner this year and for years to come will have had to meet the
$ following standards:
1. The athlete should be between the age of 10-12 years.
2. The athlete should be a player who is strongly supportive of his
fellow team members.
3. The athlete should exhibit good sportsmanship when his team
loses as well as when his team wins.
4. The athlete should be a player who shows a sense of responsi-
bility to his team and to his coach.
5. The athlete should be someone who exhibits leadership quali-
ties.
6. Each coach is allowed to nominate one player from the league,
preferably not from their own team.
7. In the case of a tie or an impasse, the officers of the board will
vote to resolve the tie.
8. The athlete may receive this award only once.
The award is represented by a large and impressive trophy. Each
year's winner will have his name engraved on a plaque which will stay with
the trophy on display in the Center's trophy case. The winner will carry
home a small replica of the original trophy.
"This year's winner just happens to come from the number one
team," explained Foraker. "This is not part of the criteria. Congratulations
goes to Jacob Thum of Bradenton."
Applause and cheers came up from the crowd who were obviously
4. in agreement with the coaches' decision. "Do you realize that you will be
SPA able to bring your own kids here twenty years from now to have them see
what you accomplished?" Foraker explained to young Jacob, "your award
EA.0.", will be here forever."
First recipient of The Kenny Randall Award
Jeff Foraker, president of the Center's Soccer program, presents to Jacob Thum
for the first time ever The Kenny Randall Sportsmanship Award. With Jacob are
his proud parents, George and Martha Thum of Bradenton.

Number one team
Congratulations go to the Island Auto Sales team, pictured left,
for their number one soccer performance.
Front row, left to right: Nick Rossi, Jimmy Sebastino,
Sa Justin Dries, Ricki Buckelew, Joshua Shimandle and
ST1 Kimberly Sultenfuss. Back row, left to right: John Ross,
Eddie Ross, Eddie Valez, Jacob Thum, Aaron Thum,
"e Kaelan Richards and Natalie Van Wormer.







Little people love to play soccer
Nicholas Weber accepts his soccer trophy from Jeff Foraker.
There were 150 children involved in the Center's soccer program
this season. There were six teams of under nine years of age
and five teams of under 13 years of age. ~,


All Stars
Coaches chose two teams comprised of the best from the
Competitive Division the Black team and the White team.
The final score of the All Star game was 1 to 0 White.
The players above are receiving their All Star medallions.








Soccer Team
Sponsors Tense end
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Ben Webb Landscaping of soccer
Chiropractic Center
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Island Auto Sales Island Auto Sales (Jim Sebastiano, coach) and
Jeffco
e c LaPensee Plumbing (Paul Kelly, coach) tied at the end of
Rotten Ralphs
Manatee Sports Unlimited the soccer season. At the end of regulation time of the
LaPensee Plumbing playoff game, they were tied again. The playoff was forced
School for Constructive Play to go into tense overtime where Island Auto Sales pulled
Kiwanis Longboat out the win 3 to 2.



Anna Maria Island Community Center Schedule


YOUTH PROGRAMS
After School Programs
Latch Key T.L.C., a Time for Learning Creatively. We provide
transportation from Anna Maria Elementary, a healthy snack, a
super staff and activities galore! $4 per day. Scholarship assis-
tance available.
Teen Program
A round of activities from softball to tennis to tutoring, 4-7 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Youth Softball League
Ages 11-17. Starts September 14. Call Paula, 778-1908.
Jazz Dance Class
Thursday. Beginners, 3:30; Intermediate, 4:30; Junior, 5:30
p.m.; Advanced, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Instructor Lisa Gallo, 795-
1816.
Tap Dance Class
Wednesday. Beginners, 3:30; Intermediate, 4:30; Junior, 5:30
p.m. Instructor Lisa Gallo, 795-1816.
Junior Chess Club
Brand new for students of all ages under the guidance of the Anna
Maria Chess Club. Friday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Check!
Pre-School Ballet
"Miss Lisa" Gallo will offer pre-school ballet for pre-school ages
3, 4, and 5 from 9:30 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Instructor Lisa
Gallo, 795-1816.
Tennis Clinic
Volunteer Roy McChesney will hold a free clinic for elementary
school students at 3:30 p.m. Monday. He will work with older
' youLt at4:30p.m. Monday. Call Center 778-1908.
Youth Art Classes
With noted professional Julie Claudel Stewart. "Storybooking,"
4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Youth Basketball
Ages 5-12 and 13-17. Registration $25. Volunteers welcome.
ADULT PROGRAMS
Oil Painting
Longtime area artist Lois Murray welcomes beginners and inter-
mediates alike. Monday, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m. Session
started September 14. $20 for 16 weeks.


Medicare Assistance
Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., Lillian Riche, 778-4082.
Jazzercise
With the experienced Sheree Welch, 778-7989. Saturday, 9:30
a.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, 7 p.m. Fees per class or for group of
classes.
Bridge Club
Regular bridge. All are welcome. 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday.
Information June Ardovino, 778-5865.
Writing to Publish
With freelance writer Helen Nettleton, 778-9384. Tuesday
9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 for 8 weeks.
Gentle Aerobics
Monday 10:30-1130 a.m. Friday 9-10 a.m. Instructor Tanya
Slack, 795-4799. $3 a class.
Line Dancing
Gals and guys, no partner needed. Tuesday, 11 a.m. noon.
Instructor Tanya Slack, 795-4799. $2 a class.
Tennis
Round-robin tourneys at 8 a.m. every Monday through Friday.
All are welcome. Year-round court membership and day passes
available.
Crafts & Sewing
With Naomi Vaught, 722-9774. Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Adult Volleyball
Tuesday, 8 10 p.m. $1.00 donation. All welcome!
Adult Basketball
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. $1.00 donation. All welcome!
Chess Club
Thursday, noon to 3 p.m. All invited!
Island Travel Club
First Thursday of every month, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Information call
Harriet Davis, 778-3418.
Big Band Dance
Featuring Debra Jean & The Melotones 7-piece orchestra. First
ever Mistletoe Ball dinner dance gala fundraiser Friday, Decem-
ber 4, tickets now on sale.

Call the Center for information: 778-1908


Remember...Volunteers are ALWAYS welcome at the Community Center.

THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING AND ON FRIDAY, NOV 25 & 26


Root beer colored jig hot with snook


Snook are sensitive to the colder weather and will
be moving into the backwaters, canals, estuaries, and
rivers. They will be feeding with abandon as they fat-
ten-up for the winter. This is probably the best time of
the year to catch snook on a lure.
Rat-l-traps, Mirrolures and Rebels are good
artificial. You also might want to try a root beer col-
ored jig. Bouncing the jig along the bottom of some


SThis youngster
at the Rod &
Reel Pier in
Anna Maria
brought in a
nice redfish, to
the enjoyment of
many onlookers.
The Pier "folks"
are nice enough
to take
souvenir
pictures and
offer them to
fishermen who
care to come
back and pick
them up afew
days after their
catch.


mangrove-lined canals may produce a linesider or two.
Offshore look for grouper to start moving in from
10 to 15 miles from shore. You can also catch grouper
along the rocky channel edges of the Tampa Bay Ships'
channel and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Triggerfish are hovering along most rocky, off-
shore bottom. These tasty fighters have small mouths
so use a number 2 or 4 hook.


Therapist joins

Center's staff
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
pleased to announce the addition to its staff of profes-
sional family therapist Jacob Fulstrom.
Currently an adolescent and family counselor
with The Phoenix School in Bradenton, Fulstrom has
10 years experience in the mental health field.
Fulstrom is at the Community Center, 407
Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria City, from 4:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. His services are
available free of charge to interested youth, adults and
families. He is also designing an evening series of
group-development workshops that will be announced
shortly.
For more information, or to schedule an ap-
pointment with Fulstrom, contact the Center at 778-
1908.


I THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER PAGE 9


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Island churches bond Thanksgiving eve


The congregations of the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, Harvey Memorial Church, the Island
Baptist Church, Roser Memorial Community Church
and St. Bernard Catholic Church are joining together
this evening for an ecumenical celebration on this
Thanksgiving eve.
They will join together in prayer and chorus.
The Rev. James Metts of the Island Baptist
Church will preside. The Rev. Frank Hutchison of
Roser Memorial Community Church will speak as well
other pastors from the participating churches. Sandy
Taylor of the Island Baptist church will lead the collec-
tive choir.
The free-will offering will be dedicated to the lo-
cal American Red Cross chapter for hurricane relief.

Ida 'Eda' Karr
Ida "Eda" Karr, 96, of Anna Maria, died Nov. 16
in Surrey Place Convalescent Center.
There is no local visitation. Graveside service
was held last Friday at Skyway Memorial Gardens,
Palmetto, with the Rev. Frank Hutchinson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Soci-
ety, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton, Fla. 34282-0459.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-
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The event takes place Wednesday, November 25,
at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Thanksgiving services at a glance
Services for Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, No-
vember 26, are:
Christian Science First Church of Christ Scien-
tist, 6300 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 10:30 a.m.
Episcopal Church Of The Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 9:30 a.m;
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach 10: 30 a.m.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach 9 a.m.

Born in Chicago, Mrs. Karr came to Bradenton
from Maywood, IL, in 1950. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Roser Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria. She was a member of the
Women's Guild, Phoebe Circle in Anna Maria.
She is survived by a daughter, Marion Dziagwa
of Anna Maria; three sons, William, of Santa Ros, CA;
Raymond, of Stevensville, Mont., and James, of
Buford, GA.; seven grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.


Who Has a Hole?
Reprinted from The Islander, Anna Maria,
Florida, Thursday, January 31, 1952
The City of Anna Maria forbids anyone to dump
on City property. There is no City dump for citizens.
Ordinances condemn keeping rubbish around. What
can the poor property holder do?
Has someone a big hole he needs filled to level
his land? It could be packed down with rubbish and
topped with sand.
If you have a hole in the ground, send a note to the
City Clerk telling him were it is and how big. Then he
can direct dumpers to it and make everybody happier.

Say "Mar-ee-a," Not "Mar-eye-a"!
When people pronounce the name of our island,
"Mar-eye-a," it grates on our ear drums and sets our
teeth on edge.
Just think of a singer rendering Gounod's "Ave
Maria" and pronouncing it "Mar-eye-a! We have not
learned who gave the name to the island, but the pre-
sumption is that it was a Spaniard. The "i" in Latin lan-
guages in pronounced "e."
So politely correct anyone who refers to our
lovely Island as "Mar-eye-a.." (Bradenton paper please
copy.)
Reprinted from The Islander, Anna Maria,
Florida, Thursday, December 27, 1951


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5600 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217*

778-3377

Westbay Cove and other waterfront
seasonal rentals still available.


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THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER Classifieds are going to work because they
will be local! No more "combo" advertising, 900 or 976 toll numbers for out-
of-state solicitors, no escort services (at least not to our knowledge). Local
people with local jobs, items for sale, apartments for rent are welcome!
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON at our office 5400A Marina Drive, Island Shop-
ping Center (on the corner between D.Coy Ducks and the laundramat).
For more information call 778-7978.
3 LINES = $2.00, Additional lines @ $1, box @ $1, Headlines @ $.10 word.


BURGLAR ALARM. Home/business, state of the art,
no wiring involved. Still in box. I can install. $350.
778-5059
Great Xmas gift. Like new Go Kart. Asking $350. Call
778-5617.

1977 FORD PICK-UP TRUCK. Full-size bed, great
mechanical condition. Asking $650. 778-4655

Sales Clerk. Full time, cashier experience necessary.
Apply at Barefoot Traders Beach Shop. 5340D Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.


ANNUAL LEASE
Two bedroom, waterfront condo. Beautifully refur-
bished & ready for occupancy! Includes W&D,
Dishw., cable & lovely dock. $575/month. Anna
Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
Private Beach, lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath, W?D, air,
etc. $375 week. $1,400 month. 778-4606
ANNUAL 2 BEDROOM IN ANNA MARIA.
CLOSE TO BEACH. $500 MONTH.
CALL GREEN REAL ESTATE
778-0455
HOLMES BEACH, 1 & 2 room efficiencies. Com-
pletely furnished. TV, A/C, Utilities included. Near
Beach. $150 week no deposits. 778-5405


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Haley's Haley's
Resort Complex Motel


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PLUMBING
On MPA N
$65 toCHR$3StIE'S65


Open Saturday
5 24-Hr Service
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)


ISLAND
CAR CARE
PROFESSIONAL
AUTOMOTIVE CLEANING
POLISH* WAX
INTERIOR CLEANING
ENGINE CLEANING
HANDWASH
526 SPRING AVENUE
ANNA MARIA
778-4990


SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
SUNSHINE CARPETS
See us for Carpet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903

Serving Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and West Bradenton


( Rentoale ,
BABY NEEDS
ROLL-A-WAY BEDS
BIKE RENTALS & REPAIR
BEACH LOUNGES & UMBRELLAS
and Much, Much More!
Reasonable Day, Week & Monthly Rates
Open Mon-Fri, 8 to 4, Sat 8 to Noon
5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
778-1472

"Don't get left out in the cold!
SPECIAL LET US CHECK YOUR
HEATING SYSTEM
0OO Plus tax, parts and
$ 5 additional labor extra.
YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO "CHECK US OUT'
West Coast Refrigeration
Air Conditioning and Heating
5347 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach

778-9622 747-4888
WE SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS
Tnere's never a trip charge. We service Anna Maria Island,
Longboat Key and the Bradenton Area. Member of FPL
Wan Wise Products Program. CAC044365


OTEY &
ASSOCIATES
COMPUTERIZED
ACCOUNTING
BOOKKEEPING
AND
YEAR ROUND
TAX SERVICE
Individual/Corporation
and Partnerships
503 Manatee Avenue W.
Holmes Beach
Shirley Otey, Enrolled Agent
(Enrolled to practice
before the I. R. S.)
778-6118


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THE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND

5400A Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center
(between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundry), Holmes Beach
Fax or phone: 778-7978


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FOOD MART


NEW! Now Open!
Zip's is Convenient, Fresh, & Delicious with Friendly Service
Hours: Monday to Thursday 7AM to 10 PM
Friday & Saturday 7AM to 11 PM
Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
5354 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-5565


DEI OO MRT ZIS.DLODZPS


COFFEE 390
ICED TEA 590
Any Size
FOUNTAIN DRINKS
BEER
BUD 12-PACK CANS $6.39
Regular 6.99
BUSCH 12-PACK CANS $4.99
MICHELOB 6-PACK $3.69
Regular 4.79
MILLER 12-PACKS CANS $6.99


EVERYDAY LOW PRICES
HOMO MILK 1%-2% $2.19 GALLON*
SKIM MILK $1.99 GALLON*
Regular $2.49

SANDWICH MENU
"No Frills" Sandwich 930 Daily
Hot Sandwich Special Everyday
Hot Soup Daily

FULL DELI
Boiled Ham $1.99 lb.
Meats Cheeses Salads


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ZIP'S C.OU,*PO.N :BAKERY
JUMBO EGGS 790 DOZEN Fresh Pies $1.99
Regular 890 Offer good until 12/9/92 Pumpkin Cherry Apple

ZIP'S DELI & FOOD MART 5354 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH 778-5565





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