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THE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
DECEMBER 10, 1992
The dredge 'Illinois' is on its way to the Island
By Joy Courtney
Plans to start pumping sand on the Gulf beaches of
Anna Maria Island on Dec. 20 were outlined to The Is-
lander/Bystander by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.
The dredging equipment is currently at Del Ray
Beach (near Palm Beach on the East coast). Rough
weather there delayed the dredging equipment proceed-
If it seems to you as if Island bridges aren't go-
ing up as often as they used to, you are correct.
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a tempo-
rary schedule for the openings of the Manatee Av-
enue and Cortez bridges.
Under the new schedule, the two bridges will
open at 20-minute intervals, seven days a week, be-
tween 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., in lieu of the previous 15
The schedule of bridge openings has been a
source of disagreement between the U.S. Coast
Guard and the Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO). The MPO originally requested 30-minute
intervals, but was denied.
The Coast Guard will monitor waterway and
road traffic during the undefined trial period and will
use the information to decide which schedule the
old or the new works best.
By Bonner Presswood
Holmes Beach officials are hoping to start
cracking down on short-term rentals in the city.
Laws on the books now prohibit renting of
property for less than 30 days in the residential zone
termed R-4 a law that is generally unenforced, ac-
cording to officials. So the city council is debating
the implementation of a new law to allow a minimum
of seven days rental in that R-4 zone, 31 days in R-1,
R-2, and R-3 zones.
Council members will discuss the issue in a
workshop meeting Dec. 17 at 9 a.m. in the Holmes
Beach City Hall.
The R-4 zone is in the area bounded by 42nd Street
south to the city limits, west of 6th Avenue, East Bay
Drive and Gulf Drive. The R-1, R-2 and R-3 zones are
all other residentially zoned areas in the city.
The only rental area allowing for nightly rentals
is the hotel-motel district, between Gulf Drive and
the Gulf of Mexico from 74th Street to 52nd Street.
Also contained in the ordinance are regulations
concerning rental licenses, multiple property manager
licenses, parking restrictions, signs, and screening
and buffering between resort housing and residential
License fees remain $7.50 per rental unit under
Grass roots opposition to the proposed ordi-
nance has developed among the real estate agents on
the Island, who fear the proposed zoning changes will
financially impact their businesses.
ing to Anna Maria by two weeks. The Islander/By-
stander spoke with Dan Hussin, vice president of Great
Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, on Monday, Decem-
ber 7. Hussin stated that Del Ray Beach was on schedule
to be completed that same day and the company did not
expect further delays due to weather. He further ex-
plained the dredging equipment would leave Del Ray as
soon as a demobilization, the preparation of the equip-
The Anna Maria Island Privateers are sponsor-
ing The Christmas Parade and Gifts from Santa on
Saturday, December 12. It will leave Coquina Beach,
south of Bradenton
Beach, at 10 a.m.
and travel through
Santa will present a Holmes Beach on
whopping 1,000 gifts Marina Drive to
to Anna Maria Island Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria City,
youngsters, 12 years of stopping at
age and under, from Bayfront Park.
noon until 3 p.m. Members of
the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical So-
ciety, dressed in
costumes reminiscent of the early 1900's on Anna
Maria Island, will ride in antique cars in the parade.
The Privateer.float, with Santa aboard, will re-
ment for towing, took place.
Hussin stated, "the company expected 'The
Dredge Illinois' to tow-out of Del Mar Beach on
Monday, December 14, and arrive Anna Maria Island
within three to four days. Once the equipment was set
up, the pumping would begin.
Looks like a white Christmas for Anna Maria
turn to the area behind Holmes Beach City Hall,
where Santa will present a whopping 1,000 gifts to
Anna Maria Island youngsters, 12 years of age and
under, from noon until 3 p.m. The Privateers will also
provide free hot dogs and Coca-Cola, plus free face
painting for children 12 and under.
There is no charge to enter the parade or to see
Santa and parents should bring their cameras to
record the occasion.
Carols will be sung by Chuck Senrick and the
Anna Maria Island Carolers.
Show your community spirit! Watch the parade
with your family, friends, and holiday visitors. Or,
enter the parade. For information call 778-5934, 794-
5966 or 794-6889.
Susan Runfola of
sculpture of Ronald
copper and other
metals formed into
with dive gear.
LeMoine's sense of
humor was apparent
in many of his
pieces, on-exhibit at
Festival of Fine Arts,
in Holmes Beach last
weekend. The show
and sale were a huge
success for the Anna
Maria Island Art
appear on page Ii.
Skimming the news...
Letters page 3
Bridge News page 4
Police Report page 6
Island Poet page 8
School news pages 10 & 11
Fishing page 12
ID THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 10, 1992 W PAGE 2
Stop sign halted at Gulf, Palm Drives
By Luke Courtney
The Holmes Beach City Council accepted the
recommendation of the city's acting traffic engineer
and decided not to make any changes to the intersec-
tion of Gulf and Palm Drives.
Acting Traffic Engineer Lt. Jay Romaine stated
in his report to the Council that the past history and
existing factual information in reference to this inter-
section, "do not support the contention that this is an
intersection prone to many accidents. I do not consider
five accidents (one which can be attributed to the in-
tersection design) to be excessive."
On the issue of speeders, his report states, "while
the potential of an isolated speeder is always present,
a one-week period of stationary radar reveals that a
major speeding problem does not exist," and further,
"... with the isolated exception of a very occasional
speeder, the vast majority of traffic is within the range
According to Romaine, "radar was run at all
hours of the day and night, on all the involved road-
ways including the 7400 8100 blocks of Gulf Drive."
Romaine's recommendation to the Holmes
Beach City Council is to place signs approaching the
problem area that warn of a dangerous intersection.
He stated, "I will also be open to the study of the fea-
sibility of the placement of a pedestrian crosswalk in
the area of Gulf Drive (at Palm), but that will be an
area that will need extensive research and planning."
The Council accepted Romaine's report as writ-
ten, and requested the police department to increase
radar patrol in other problem areas.
Temptation averted, money returned by Islander
By Joy Courtney
You need it and there it is. No more working
two jobs. No more putting college on hold. No more
postponing a dream. Thirty-four hundred dollars!
It would have been easy to keep the money.
There was a zero-chance factor of anyone ever finding
out, but that is not "the stuff" Island son Jeff Blevins
is made of.
As Jeff was busing tables at the Sandbar Restau-
rant in Anna Maria City, something under the table
across from him caught his eye. What Jeff spotted was
ultimately counted. A total of 34 one-hundred dollar
bills were fannea out as if the floor were playing
poker. Jeff skipped the moment of debate and asked
the customer sitting at the table if the money was his.
The customer, Ray Savigny, stated it was not, and to-
gether they turned the money into the restaurant's
"It was like, Oh wow! maybe it will be a good
Christmas," recalled Jeff of his split second of normal
temptation. "Of course, I turned it in."
Jeff graduated from Manatee High School in
1990. After completing the eight month Bradenton
Police Academy program at Manatee Vo-Tech, he
entered Manatee Community College with the goal of
earning a degree in Criminology. Finances forced him
to leave work full-time, days at the Sandbar, and eve-
nings at Cafe Robar, both in Anna Maria City.
Until his finances improve, Jeff works towards
his dream of becoming a police officer through volun-
tary participation in the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment Auxiliary. "Right now the Auxiliary is the way I
can stay in touch with police work," explained Jeff.
"When I do become a cop, my first choice would be to
become an officer for the City of Holmes Beach," he
continued, "but they aren't hiring so, hopefully, I'll be
able to work for Sarasota someday." Until then, Jeff
will work at the Sandbar and Cafe Robar, and do his
field training with the Auxiliary.
"WHY DO WRITERS WRITE? BECAUSE IT ISN'T THERE."
THE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
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An honest guy
Islander Jeff Blevins found $3,400 and helped get it back to its rightful owner.
The Sandbar's management tracked down the
owner of the money through his American Express
credit card slip. Horst Labenzke, who was visiting
Florida from Germany, stated he had the cash on him
to pay taxes and other obligations.
"I read in The Bradenton Herald that Mr.
Labenzke was going to send Mr. Savigny and me a
check for $150 each. That will be great," said Jeff.
Needless to say, Labenzke walked away with a
lot of respect for Jeff, the Sandbar and Anna Maria
Paradise at its best.
Skim boards slowed or sunk?
By Luke Courtney
At a site plan review for the manufacturing of
skim boards at 5600 Marina Drive by teenage entre-
preneur Chris Ambut, the Holmes Beach City Council
decided his business was not covered by present C-3
The Council agreed that Chris's business would
Silence to open Council meetings
The Holmes Beach City Council will now begin
its meetings with a moment of silence.
It was on the Council's agenda to discuss, "hav-
ing a prayer prior to opening meetings." After discus-
sion and to abide by all religious and non-religious
beliefs, the Council settled on a "moment of silent
prayer each in his own way, each in his own words."
Norwood to speak to Hi-12
The Anna Maria Hi-12 Club will hold its regular
weekly meeting on Thursday, December 10, with a
luncheon at Pete Reynard's Restaurant in Holmes
Beach. Social hour will be at 11 a.m. followed by a
luncheon at noon.
The guest speaker will be Carolyne Norwood,
founding president of the Anna Maria Historical Soci-
ety, who will speak and present slides of local history
as it is displayed at the new Island museum.
All Master Masons and their guests are invited.
Reservations for Ladies' Day must be made with
John Lasson at 778-0115.
require a special exception with a public hearing, a
process taking approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
Chris is prohibited from manufacturing his
boards and will have to find another location for his
business until the special exception process is com-
pleted. Chris Ambut's skim board business was re-
cently featured in a story run by The Bradenton Her-
Children craft program at library
The Island Branch Library will sponsor a Christmas
crafts program for elementary school-age children on
Thursday, December 10, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Manatee County School art teacher Julia Garland
will conduct the session.
Contact the Library at 778-6341 for additional in-
Island board game available
The board game of Anna Maria Island, sponsored
by the Island Rotary Club, will be available for purchase
The organizations and businesses offering the
games for sale are: (City of Anna Maria) Green Realty,
Anna Maria Island Historical Society, and Anna Maria
Realty; (City of Holmes Beach) West Coast Refrigera-
tion, Haley's Motel, Mixon Insurance, First Union Bank,
Sand Dollar, Duffy's Tavem, Phoenix Frame, The Cham-
ber of Commerce, Webb's Arcade, and Island Foods;
(Bradenton Beach) Runaway Bay, Harbor House Restau-
rant, and Joe's Eats & Sweets.
[g THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER DECEMBER 10, 1992 N PAGE 3
Soccer club says thanks
The Anna Maria Island Soccer Club would like
to take this opportunity to thank all those volunteers
and businesses who contributed their time and patron-
age to the club this season. Over 150 children were
involved in the program.
Our special thanks to the following patrons and
sponsors: Holmes Beach Mini Storage, School for
Constructive Play, Air and Energy, Island Auto Body,
Jeffco, Ben Webb Landscaping, LaPensee Plumbing,
Manatee Sports Unlimited, Island Auto Sales,
Lanzisera Chiropractic Centre, Rotten Ralph's, Eu-
gene Aubry, Susan and Richard Thomas, Agnes
Tooker, Christie's Plumbing and Holmes Construc-
tion. We would also like to thank all the coaches and
referees who gave so much of themselves to the club
The AMISC is a volunteer organization. New
volunteers for coaching positions, referees and organi-
zational administrators are always needed. If you are
interested in helping with our soccer club next year,
please call the Anna Maria Island Community Center
(778-1908). Planning meetings will begin again in the
It is our hope that everyone enjoyed the season
and we look forward to another great season next year.
The Anna Maria Island Soccer Club Board
... and thanks from the Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts' calendar sales are a major fund-
raiser for individual troops and for the Girl Scout
Gulfcoast Council. The Gulfcoast Girl Scout Council
is responsible for maintaining camps, equipment, and
programs for Daisys, Brownies, Jr. Girl Scouts and
Cadets in six counties including Manatee.
The support from businesses such as our Island
Foodway and Cole Realty, who is responsible for the
Anna Maria Post Office shopping mall, is the only
way the Girl Scouts can reach the public for their kind
Thank you Island Foodway and Cole Realty for
permitting my Jr. Girl Scout Troop #448, Anna Maria
Island, to sell their calendars outside your businesses.
We don't know what we would do without you.
Co-Leader. Troop #448
Anna Maria Island
... and from the Children's Galleria
The Children's Galleria at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center was lots of fun for us all. Its suc-
cess was due to the expert help that was given by all
I would like to thank all the members of the Art-
ists Guild, the student volunteers, our wonderful
clown, Domino's Pizza, the staff at the AMICC, and
all those who pitched in to lend a hand.
The Galleria is most beneficial to the children of
our community. Each year our youth look forward to
this fun-filled event.
Anna Maria City
Wed., 12/16 9:00 a.m.
Private Ownership of
beach front property
Wed., 12/16 7:30 p.m.
Citizen Award Meeting
Thurs., 12/17 7:00 p.m.
Tues., 12/15 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., 12/17 9:00 a.m.
All meetings are held at each city's city hall.
Santa Paws is coming to town
The 1st Annual "Santa and the Pets Day" will be
held on Saturday, December 12, from 12 to 3 p.m. at
the S&S Plaza, 5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The theme is "Santa Paws is Coming to Town."
Participants will have their picture taken with their
pets and Santa Paws to raise funds for the Humane
Society of Manatee County.
The event is sponsored by Roni McCuddin of
The Prudential Florida Realty Anna Maria Island Of-
fice, S&S Plaza, and Isabel Fleisher of D. Turner
Matthews, Attorney at Law.
Pet parents must be 18 years of age or accompa-
nied by an adult. For further information, contact Roni
McCuddin at 778-5585.
Ghidoni and Butterfield
featured at gallery
Paintings by Kay Ghidoni and Shirley
Butterfield will be featured in a new art exhibit open-
ing at the Artists Guild in Holmes Beach.
The public is welcome to a reception for the art-
ists on Sunday, December 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The show will run through January 16.
The Artists Guild Gallery is located at 5414
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. For more information call 778-6694.
Island Museum on holiday hours
The Island Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays,
Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. It will be
closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's
Eve and New Year's Day.
Historical Society elects new
Doug Wolfe was elected president of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society during its last meeting.
Other new officers for the coming term are Jane
Adam, vice president; Pat Copeland, recording secre-
tary; Sarah Bicnell, corresponding secretary and
George Norwood, treasurer.
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The members of the new Manatee Avenue
Bridge Committee held its first meeting last Monday.
Its major decision was to hold public meetings at 1
and 7 p.m. on Friday, January 8.
The purpose of the meetings will be to deter-
mined what residents want to change in the state's
plans to build a two-lane, 65-foot fixed-span bridge to
our Island. At the time of the decision the committee
did not choose a place to hold the meetings.
Jack Egan of Anna Maria City is the only Is-
lander on the committee. The Manatee Avenue Bridge
Committee is headed by County Commissioner Kent
Chetlain. Other members are Charles Loiselle, Long-
boat Key; John McDonald, Palmetto; Alice Myers,
Palmetto; Eugene Harris, Bradenton; Dell Olson, Bra-
denton and Anthony Ratner, Bradenton.
Carr of Holmes Beach inducted into
Education Hall of Honor
By Joy Courtney
W. Howard Carr of Holmes Beach was admitted
to the Sam Andrews Education Hall of Honor last Oc-
tober within the Oakwood City
School District in Dayton, Ohio.
Carr spent 24 of his 32
years in education at Oakwood
Junior High as a history and ge- He made an i
ography teacher and coach of the students I
football, cross country, basketball
and track in the senior high coached and
He made an indelible mark
on the students he taught and and affection
coached and to this day is re-
membered with admiration and
affection. Although Howard was
an excellent teacher, he is best re-
membered as coach of the track and cross country
teams. His coaching career was capped off on January
26, 1979, when he was inducted into the Ohio Asso-
ciation of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of
Carr had a very successful track career during
his own high school years, and was an outstanding
athlete at the University of Dayton, In 1956 he
brought his athletic and leadership skills to Oakwood
and in 1960, after seventeen years of inactivity, he
reinstated Oakwood's cross country team and com-
piled an impressive record of winning four Southwest-
ern Buckeye League title, eight crowns and a sectional
track meet title. During his coaching career at
Oakwood, he had 39 athletes qualify for State meets
and two All-American runners.
Carr established the Sam Andrews Education
Hall of honor to perpetuate the memory of Sam
Andrews and the high ideals and dedicated service
that characterized his life. Since Carr himself, "made
a distinguished and significant contribution toward the
beneficial growth and educa-
tion of the students of
Oakwood, "it is fitting that he
join the list of inductees in the
delible mark on Hall of Honor who are re-
taught and membered for the unselfish
giving of their time and talent
this day is to the students of Oakwood
'th admiration High School.
His nominators cited the
many years that Carr coached
football, cross country, bas-
ketball and track over a 24
year period and then, for
many years, coached three
sports a year. Many students and former athletes con-
tinue to seek his advice and counsel because of the in-
fluence he had on their lives in the classroom and on
Carr traveled from his home in Holmes Beach to
receive the honor. On his special day, Carr received a
plaque with his picture and statement of accomplish-
ments. An identical plaque was placed in, the
Oakwood High School entrance and lobby along with
other previously inducted members of the Sam
Andrews Education Hall of Honor. For years to come,
students will remember Carr's contribution to benefit
the growth and education of the students in his former
Belated as it may seem, but "news" to the com-
munity, The Islander/Bystander offers its congratula-
tions to Mr. Carr.
I checked my list twice
Little shoppers and busy wrappers kicked off the holiday shopping frenzy during the Art League's
Secret Shop. The Secret Shop afforded about 60 children ranging in age from three to ten to
Christmas shop privately on their limited budgets. Over 400 gifts were purchased by the children and
wrapped by Art League volunteers all to delight of the children and their family and friends come
Bridge Committee to hold
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[I] THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER I DECEMBER 10, 1992 E PAGE 5
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Photo: Joy Courtney
Mistletoe Ball enjoyed by all Photo: Joy Courtney
Over 171 Islanders and guests enjoyed the Anna Maria Island Community Center's Send the FTD Brass Or send the FTD
Mistletoe Ball. Surrounded by an elegant decor, these residents from Shell Point await Horn" Bouquet. Just Holly Basket Bouquet.
dinner catered by Mario's ofBradenton. After dinner, they all enjoyed dancing to big call or visit us today.
band music. The Ball was held as a fund-raiser for the programs of the Island Community Christmas is Friday, <;
Center. .,- i ,.
The Gift of
Norma Coccari of
Anna Maria City
stands next to the
impressive "The Gift
of the Magi" by
artist Julie Claudel
Stewart. Stewart has
donated the picture
for display at the
Library during the
Stewart used the
medium of number
one and two pencils
and completed the
art piece in 1978.
Photo: Joy Courtney
are in town
Mario Torres, son of
Elmo and Millie Torres
of Holmes Beach,
recently enjoyed a
special treat both his
grandmothers came to
visit. Standing to the
left of Mario is
Isabel Vazquez visiting
from Puerto Rico. To
the right is
Arroyo who recently
moved to the area.
Photo: Joy Courtney
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Island Police Reports
Nov 28 12:40 a.m. Recovered Stolen California Tag,
1000 blk of 41st Street.
Nov 28 6:55 a.m. Burglary, 200 blk of Gulf Drive,
business broken into, two bottles
of alcohol taken.
Nov 29 9:55 a.m. Citizen requesting information
about obtaining a restraining order
against spouse with an alcohol
Nov 29 Domestic Disturbance, afraid to
permit alleged. Intoxicated spouse
in home. No physical contact
made. Spouse voluntarily left
home to spend night with friend.
Dec 2 9:13 p.m. Information, 100 blk of Bridge
Street, business owner requested
assistance with rowdy crowd
allegedly creating $8,000 to
$10,000 worth of damage.
Dec 2 11:27 a.m.
Burglary Auto, 5600 blk of Gulf
Drive, car phone and stand
missing from unlocked vehicle.
Dec 3 8:56 a.m. Vandal, 2700 blk of Gulf Drive,
BB hole in windshield of vehicle.
Dine 7Nihs a.ee -5 t.1 P
Dec 4 7:34 p.m. Warrant, 4500 blk of Gulf Dr.,
arrested person on a local bench
warrant for driving with a
suspended drivers license.
Person transported to county jail.
Dec 4 10:38 p.m. DUI, highway/roadway, officer
working a multi-agency DUI task
force. Defendant failed sobriety
test, arrested, county jail chemical
breath test registered .087 and
Dec 5 6:25 p.m. Battery, male suspect reportedly
drinking heavily broke through
door and broke male roommate's
Dec 6 10:20 a.m. Accident, 200 blk of S. Harbor
Drive, Accident involving HBPD
officer. Citizen cited for improper
Dec 6 1:19 p.m. Larceny P, 6000 blk of Holmes
Blvd., unknown white male, age
14 to 16, suspected of stealing
large, outdoor Christmas light
bulbs to smash and throw at cars.
Suspect is described as having a
short punk rock type haircut with
blonde hair. Suspect probably
lives in area of occurrence.
The report from Anna Maria City was unavailable.
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P] THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 10, 1992 E PAGE 7
Anna Maria Island and the surrounding area offer a large
variety of restaurants. Listed below are a few selections from
which to choose.
Tia Lena's, located at the Catalina Beach Resort in Bra-
denton Beach, offers a great view of the sun setting over the
Gulf while dining. Their signature cuisine with a touch of
"Floribbean" is intriguing. Tia Lena's invites you to come and
try their interesting menu. at 1325 Gulf Drive North, Braden-
ton Beach. Inquire further at 778-5362.
Turtles Club & Cafe features a night life and great food,
too. Every night of the week except Monday you can enjoy live
entertainment. Monday isn't forgotten though, thanks to
Turtles' Football Specials. If it's lunch time, try one of Turtles'
specialties steak or grouper sandwiches. Turtles Club & Cafe
is located 5702 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For an entertain-
ment update, call 778-5075.
Roasters Bayside Grill is now operated by the owners of
the property who decided to keep the restaurant's name the
same because of its reputation for serving fine food. So, great
food can still be found at Roasters, but it will be served by a
new and excited team. The grill specializes in seafood and
chicken dishes. Enjoy a fine meal accompanied with a pan-
oramic view of Palma Sola Bay. Check the coupons in this
paper for special offers. Inquire at 792-5523.
Linda's "Sunny Side Up" Cafe is Island camaraderie at
its best. Linda's serves breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices
every day but Wednesday. A customer rushed in one morning
and Linda asked,"Why so fast?" "Because I dreamt about it!"
replied her guest. "When my food gets into their dreams, I
know I have something!" commented Linda. Linda's Sunny
Side Up Cafe is located in the S & S Plaza in Holmes Beach.
For information and take out call 788-4140.
Joe's Eats & Sweets in Bradenton Beach offers its clien-
tele the ability to assuage a sweet attack or fill up with a hearty
lunch. Joe's calls itself, "Just an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Par-
lor with Good Food, Too!" On the sweet side, Joe's offers 30
flavors of homemade ice cream plus a variety of soda fountain
favorites daily. For your meal, pick from one of Joe's burgers,
catfish or club sandwiches, subs and much more. Joe's Eats &
Sweets is located at 219 Gulf Drive South. Call 778-0007.
Beach Bistro is a favorite Islander location for fine din-
ing overlooking the Gulf. They recently added luncheon to the
service hours and the menu and ambiance are particularly wel-
coming. Smaller portions (for much smaller prices) of Bistro
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By Dee Becker
2 small boxes of instant Jello
French vanilla pudding mix
1 box of Graham crackers
1 (9 oz.) carton Cool Whip
2 oz. Bakers Chocolate (melted)
2 Tsp. Karo light syrup
2 Tsp. vanilla
3 Tbs. butter (melted)
3 Tbs. Milk
Eclair Cake and Frosting
Cake: Butter a 9" x 13" pan. Place whole crackers in the
bottom of pan. Mix pudding according to box directions; add
Cool Whip. Pour 1/2 of pudding mixture over crackers. Top
with another layer of crackers and pour remaining pudding
over them. Again, layer with whole crackers and frost.
Frosting: Mix all ingredients together and frost top layer
of crackers. Chill 24 hours.
Dee Becker is an Island homemaker and mother who
enjoys cooking and baking. While Dee lays no claim to the
originality of her collection ofrecipes, each have been tested in
her own kitchen. In other words, "Dee tested family ap-
specialties and award winning dinner entrees are offered at
lunch along with some new items and a variety of gourmet
pizzas. The Beach Bistro is located on the Gulf at 66th Street
in Holmes Beach. For reservations and directions, call 778-6444.
Cafe on the Beach is a delightful spot right at our public
beach. It's much more than the usual fare of hot dogs and so-
das at this location though. The new owners continued the tra-
dition of an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast every Saturday
and Sunday. They also offer a full breakfast and lunch menu
from 6 a.m., every day of the week. Don't miss the fish fry on
Friday nights. Check our ad for details or call 778-0784.
The simple pleasures in life are available at Candy
Cain's. They serve breakfast every day on a deck overlooking
the bayfront and the Skyway Bridge in the distance. It is the
cute pink building on South Bay Drive in Anna Maria City.
Rotten Ralph's is serving British style fish & chips, just
down the road at the Anna Maria Yacht Basin, overlooking
Bimini Bay. They offer a full menu and full bar, seven days a
week, along with the spirit of a good Florida restaurant.
The Hunt Club on Longboat Key is the sister operation
of Rotten Ralph's with a more extensive menu including king-
size portions of prime rib served in a beautiful dining room.
The lounge has entertainment seven nights a week. The atmo-
sphere is just right for holiday parties. They are located in the
Centre Shops at 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Call 383-0543 for
Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Harbor House and the
accompanying Patio Bar are nearly institutions on this island.
Harbor House has some attractive coupon offers in this paper.
Take advantage of the opportunity to save a few dollars and
enjoy some delicious food. It makes "food sense," according to
their management, to support Island business. They are at 200
N. Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach, just south of the Cortez
bridge. For more information, call 778-5608.
At the Patio, the atmosphere is the most casual, Florida
style around. Friends, neighbors and newcomers all mingle and
enjoy the entertainment and conversation. A locally aired tele-
vision commercial for the Patio shows how much Islanders
love the Patio better than we can here, but take our word. It's
a fun atmosphere and Jimmy Buffett would surely recommend
it, if he were writing this story! The Patio can be reached at
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Island Baptist Church
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For All Christmas
Pastor 7:00 p.m.
Rev. James M. Metts FREE ADMISSION December 13, 1992
HAVE A SEAFOOD HOLIDAY! t -
o k Bless be the ties that bind
SSeafo d G,. Visiting Anna Maria Island for two weeks are the Hickman familyfrom Riverside,
SB seafood Missouri. The Hickmans'are the family of Mercedes and Jon Thornburg of Holmes
top in to see s or Beach. Pictured are grandchildren Lauren and Casey; mom, Gloria, (Mercedes'
St i to see us for daughter) and dad, Lowell, with Mercedes and Jon.
the freshest fish available!
Open 10 to 6, Monday thr ough Saturday Thornburg clan
5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-0333
Eric Bergan, owner, after hours: 778-5972 reunites on Island
"You know we are forced to come and visit our parents even if they are in
CITY OF ANNA MARIA GENERAL ELECTION Florida," said Gloria Hickman of Riverside, Missouri, with a "yeah, right" grin on
The City of Anna Maria will hold a General Election on Tuesday, her face. "We'll suffer," she continued as the entire family relaxed in the warmth
February 9, 1993, to elect two City Commissioners for two year terms. The of the Island's warm November weather and clear skies.
Election will be held in the Anna Maria City Hall and the polls will be open The Hickmans, Gloria, Lowell, and children, Lauren and Casey, were enjoy-
from 7:00 A.M.to7:00P.M. ing the company of Gloria's mother and step-father, Mercedes and Jon
City of Anna Maria residents interested in voting in the City Elec- Thornburg of Holmes Beach.
Gloria came just in time to help her mother with her duties for Heritage Week
tion must be registered voters. The registration books for the February Elec- sponsored by the Artists Guild and the Community Center. "Everyone works very
sponsored by the Artists Guild and the Community Center. "Everyone works very
tion will close on January 11, 1993, with the close of business that day. hard to pull that off," commented Gloria. "It was great being part of an exciting
Candidates may qualify to run for election from noon Tuesday, Island event."
December 8, 1992, until Tuesday, December 22, 1992. Petitions, etc., are The children's idea of a great time was their one-day trip to Busch Gardens.
available at the City Clerk's office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to "The airplane ride and the bumper cars were my favorite," said seven and (the fol-
4:30 P.M. lowing is mandatory according to the interview agreement) three quarters Casey.
Peggy A. Nelson, City Clerk "My favorite was everything at Busch Gardens," piped up five (again the
agreement) and one-half year-old Lauren.
"They really enjoy the Island," said Mercedes. "Maybe some day we'll get
them here permanently," she signed.
r . .
To all the volunteers, contributors and
sponsors that made the 1992 Anna Maria Festival
of Fine Arts a success.
For all the hard work, Betsy & Bill Smith,
Gail & Web Cutting,
Jane Fitzgerald, Sydney McKenna, Mary Worobec,
Irene Murphy and Sue O'Connor.
A special thanks to Mike Culhane, Don Sligh,
John DeFazio and all the committee members.
It was a great success!
Island Poet revived
Each year the old folks get presents from each son, daughter and grandchild
But most of them they can't use at all, and some just drive them wild
So they put them away in dresser drawers, and would like to send some back
But they can't remember who gave what, and that throws the idea
out of whack
Now that they are along in years, they have everything,
their wants are very small
And if it wasn't for the trips to the grocery store they wouldn't need
anything at all
So if you can't figure out what to give them, don't be a nervous wreck
For the present they would appreciate most of all is your name upon a check
The Island Poet
In THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 10, 1992 E PAGE 9
Community Sing set for Dec. 15
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 6300 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach, will host a Community Christmas
Sing on Tuesday evening, December 15, at 7:30 p.m.
in the church auditorium. The Sing will welcome all
residents and visitors in the area, and will provide an
opportunity to join in the songs of the season.
In addition to the group singing, the church solo-
ist, Katherine Turner Barlow, will perform three be-
loved Christmas selections, accompanied on the organ
by Vincent Wright. Additionally, on two of Ms.
Barlow's numbers, Barbara Wright will also accom-
pany on the violin.
Ms. Barlow, a lyric soprano, is a native and resi-
dent of Bradenton. She is an accomplished musician
with a Master's Degree in Opera from the Curtis Insti-
tute of Music in Philadelphia. She has performed in
numerous roles and has taught voice at Salisbury State
University, MD. The Christian Science Church in
Holmes Beach has been privileged to have her as so-
loist for more than a year.
Roser Men's Club has new officers
The newly elected officers of the Roser Men's
Club for the 1992-1993 year are: Dan Ossman, presi-
dent; Bill Tester, vice president; Don Teslow, secre-
tary; Bob Meylan, treasurer.
Roser men to hold Christmas party
The Roser Men's Club Annual Christmas Party
will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15. All
Men's Club members and wives and friends are in-
vited to this potluck carry-in dinner. James Meena
will present a program of music and humor. Come
and enjoy good fellowship and music of the Christmas
Island Baptist Church
to hold Cantata
The Island Baptist Church in Holmes Beach will
perform a Cantata on Sunday, December 12.
The program will be "Christmas For All Time,"
directed by Sandy Taylor.
Doors open at 6 p.m. The church is located at
8605 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria City.
Annunciation to hold potluck
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
hold a holiday potluck Wednesday, December 16,
starting at 6 p.m.
All interested church members and friends of
church members are welcome and requested to call the
church office if they are going to attend.
The church is located at 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. Call 778-1638.
Historical society offers
Early Settlers Bread is available from the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society at the Island Museum
on Saturday arid by special order. T-shirts, hats, vi-
sors, cups, tote bags and historical book can also be
found at the museum in time for Christmas giving.
Limited editions of a watercolor by Richard
Thomas of Anna Maria may be obtained at the mu-
seum. The painting of the old pilot house on Egmont
Key is typical of the homes on Anna Maria 50 years
For information call the Island Museum at 778-
0492. The museum is located at 402 Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City.
for Springfest '93
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host
Springfest '93 on March 13 and 14, to be held at the
Holmes Beach City Hall Park.
The juried Festival will feature original works by
artists and craftsmen in all media. Cash awards will
be given in all categories.
Completed applications must be received by
January 31, 1993. Applications may be obtained by
writing: Anna Maria Island Art League, Springfest,
5348 Gulf Drive North, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 or
by calling (813) 778-6648.
Katherine Turner Barlow
Lyric soprano Katherine Turner Barlow will perform at
the First Church of Christ, Scientist during its upcoming
Community Christmas Sing.
Cookbooks needed by
Friends of Library
The Friends of the Island Branch Library are
seeking donations of cookbooks for the organization's
annual cookbook sale to be held Saturday, January 16.
Proceeds will directly benefit Island Branch's
facility and collection.
Gift contributions of cookbooks, should be de-
posited at the branch during the library's business
hours which are: Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 10-6 p.m.,
Weds. 10-9 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. 10-5 p.m. Donations
will be accepted through January 9.
For further information, visit the library or call
778-6342. The Island Branch is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
Pastor 5:00 pm ..............Seaside Worship
9:00 am ....Sunday School All Ages
10:00 am ...............Worship Service
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From us to you
Anna Maria School Principal Jim Kronus accepts a
donation for the school's Adopt-a-Family Christmas
program from Island Girl Scout Brownie Troop #56.
Island Girl Scout Brownie Troop #56 dipped
into its treasury and donated $10 towards Anna Maria
Elementary School's Adopt-a-Family Christmas pro-
gram. The troop earned this money by selling Girl
Scout Calendars last month.
"It is donations such as these that hopefully
make a nice Christmas for children less fortunate,"
said Principal Jim Kronus as he accepted the troop's
gift. "Thank you," he continued. "I know you worked
hard to earn this money."
The troop is lead by Brenda Katz with co-leader
Jane Dashiell. They meet on Tuesdays at Anna Maria
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For the week ending November 27, the following pupils were
awarded "Student of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary
School. Front row, left to right: Genna Douglas, Casey
Rygiel, Ryan Bebernitz, Kimberly Kuizon, Lindsey Lane, and
Bobby Lee Gibbons. Back row, left to right: Sarah Thomas,
Kelly Moore, Noelle Valentino, Marc Manali, and Scot
Atkinson. Jacquelyn Kahn was not present.
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Quilt to keep warm
Back in Colonial Days people were not able to simply go to the store to buy blankets to
keep them warm. These students are learning how to quilt just as they did way back then.
Vaughan James was heard to say, "this is a lot of work!" From left to right are Vaughan
James, Colonial Week volunteer Wyla Skene, student Rachelle Brockway and needle-
threader Megan Kycer.
Rug making at its cutest
Kindergartner Katie Payne works with Colonial
Week volunteer Deanna Natalie to cut rag
braiding. Katie and her class were learning to
make rugs just like the Colonists did during Anna
Maria Elementary School's Colonial Week.
For centuries children have played. Blind Man's Bluff was a favorite game played by
Colonial children. The third and fourth grade students ofAnna Maria Elementary learned
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Cranberries don't come from a can?
Making their own cranberry bread from "real" cranberries are
students participating in Anna Maria Elementary School's
Colonial Week. The students enjoyed the fruits of their labor and
didn't have any cans to throw away.
 THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 10, 1992 E PAGE 11
A fine day for crafting, sale-ing
The Anna Maria Island Art League's 1992 Fes-
tival of Fine Arts was held over the past weekend to
the enjoyment of thousands of area Christmas shop-
pers, craft and art admirers, and fun-seeking, food-
The awards for best of show in categories for
two-dimensional and three-dimensional (craft) works
were made to Isabel Forbes, mixed media, and
Jacquelyne Collett, glass, respectively.
First place two dimensional was awarded to
Shirley Clement, watercolor. The craft award went to
Autumn DeFrank for her jewelry.
Merit awards went to Susanna Spann, Debi &
Cary William, Hannah Price, Beatty & Fehling, Wil-
liam Coombs, Joy & Craig Badders, Gail Marksz,
Adrienne Balducci and Carol Bodeker.
A "Kid's Choice" award, selected by last year's
Junior Best of Show winners, Layla Copeland and Ja-
son Moery, were for Woody Walters' photography
and Ronald Lemoine's sculpture (pictured on the
Purchase awards were made for Lorie Gillim's
crafts and Helen DeForge, mixed media.
1992 Junior Art Show Winners
First Place: Star Beard, Nicole Brockway, Alys-
sum Beard, Joe Weider, Krista Kahn, Anna Copeland,
Amanda Granstad and Alicia Zeimis.
2nd Place: Chris Lee, Sarah Loveland, Jared
Culhane, Ryan Lashway, William Allen, Akela
Collins, Elizabeth Caudill, Nicole Broackway and
3rd Place: Alex Murphy, Sky Beard, Anna
Copeland, Ashley Kepping, Alicia Zeimis, Kyle
Tomao and Jenni Kahn.
Honorable Mention: Jeff Comkowycz, Krista
Skee, Akela Collins, Amanda Granstad, Kyle Riter,
Aaron Boyd, Layla Copeland, Jamie Williams and
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Linda Greig, owner of Linda's Sunnyside Up in Holmes Bren Jackson, organizer of the Festival, was unexpectedly
Beach, entertained the crowds in her "vamp" and sultry called to the stage to receive thanks from her committee
style, accompanied by Howie Banfield. Banfield's new members and volunteers. They presented her with a "trip
band, The Anna Maria String Band, debuted at the home for Christmas," and it was an emotional moment for
festival. Entertainment lasted throughout the day, both presenter Betsy Smith as well as for Bren. Where is home?
days of the festival. Western New York, approximately 10 miles from Buffalo.
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SAnna Maria School menus
* Breakfast. Scrambled Egg Square, Sausage Link, Fruit *
SLunch: Turkey Nuggets w/sauce, Mini Chef Potatoes,
* Broccoli Cuts, Fruit Cobbler
* Friday, 12/11/92
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
* Lunch: Pizza, Whole Kernel Corn, Italian Salad, Jello *
* Breakfast. Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Ham Pattie on Bun, Fresh Fruit, Green Beans,
* Tuesday, 12/15/92
Breakfast: French Toast, Fruit Juice
* Lunch: Tacos, Carrot Coins, Chopped Lettuce &
* Tomato, Cookie
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Lunch: Holiday Dinner, Turkey in Gravy, Mashed
* Potatoes, Hot Roll, Congealed Fruit Salad,
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Anna Maria Island Community Center Schedule
After School Programs
Latch Key T.L.C., a Time for Learning Creatively. Transporta-
tion from Anna Maria School, a healthy snack, a super staff and
activities galore! $4 per day. Scholarship assistance available.
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. Sat., 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!
"Miss Lisa" Gallo will offer pre-school ballet for pre-school ages
3, 4, and 5 from 9:30 10:30 a.m. Saturday. 795-1816.
Volunteer Roy McChesney will hold a free clinic for elementary
school students at 3:30 p.m. Monday. He will work with older
youth at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Call Center 778-1908.
Youth Art Classes
With noted professional Julie Claudel Stewart. "Storybooking,"
4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Ages 5-12 and 13-17. Registration $25. Volunteers welcome.
Lois Murray welcomes beginners and intermediates alike. Mon-
days, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m. $20 for 16 weeks.
Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., Lillian Riche, 778-4082.
With Sheree Welch, 778-7989. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday,
Thursday, 7 p.m. Fees per class or for group of classes.
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.
Monday 10:30-1130 a.m. Friday 9-10 a.m. Instructor Tanya
Slack. 795-4799. $3 a class.
Gals and guys, no partner needed. Tuesday, 11 a.m. noon.
Instructor Tanya Slack, 795-4799. $2 a class.
Round-robin tourneys at 8 a.m. every Monday through Friday.
Year-round court membership and day passes available.
Crafts & Sewing
With Naomi Vaught, 722-9774. Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 8 10 p.m. $1.00 donation. All welcome!
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. $1.00 donation. All welcome!
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
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Anglers, check out the passes. The fall migration
of grass minnows showed itself in Sarasota Bay over the
weekend luring leaping mackerel, bulldog blues and
even a few bonita into the passes and bay. Reports of
great action around the inshore artificial reefs, extending
back into the passes themselves are coming in.
The diving birds were feasting all weekend along
the beaches and even the wise guy, Royal Terns, looked
fat and full by mid-afternoons.
Planning any trips in or out of New Pass? Notice
the new temporary floating markers directing you to the
south of the "main" channel. A friend of mine returning
home from the Kaluha Cup races a couple of weeks ago,
couldn't get a sailboat drawing 6'8" through New Pass.
"South side, north side, and down the middle it just
wouldn't go," says Jack Linville. "So we just blew in Big
Pass, bumping most of the way." Sand never sleeps.
Well over 100 new unlighted markers are due to
go into Sarasota Bay and surrounds soon all to help pro-
tect the manatees and raising some controversy. Some
local boat builders are upset with the state-mandated 25
mph speed limit and want it raised to 30 mph along with
reducing the number of speed limit signs. They claim
they can't "test" boats properly with the lower limit. Thus
far they've convinced the County Commission to reread
the pending regulations, probably with an eye toward
applying to the state for rule changes.
Meanwhile, a statement in the about-to-released
"Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program Framework for
Action, 1992," reads, "During the period 1985-92, 13 of
34 manatee mortalities in the NEP study area have attrib-
uted to boat collisions (source: Florida Marine Research
Institute)." Now that's about two a year by my arithmetic,
Flounder, trout top fi sh g news
Flounder, trout top fishing news
By Captain Mike Heistand
Bradenton Beach Pier reported Bill Johnson of
Bradenton caught two flounder, one 13" and the other
15", plus 2 sheepshead. Also, Ryan Ryder caught a 15"
trout, a 13" whiting and a 14" flounder. Plus John
McLoughlin from Cincinnati, Ohio, caught a 19" floun-
der and Bob Dare of Bradenton came home with a 19 1/
John Fernandez, Discount Tackle, tells me of
snook in good numbers coming from the Manatee River
and a few trout on the grass flats. Also, flounder in the pot
Oewey at the Rod and Reel Pier says redfish are in
but most of them are too large, but some keepers. He also
reports, large sheepshead and black drum, several jacks in
the five pound range and a few snook and flounder.
Redfish, trout, flounder, snook have been reported
at Perico Bait & Tackle. Most of the snook are coming
from the Manatee River and Ringling Causeway. Off-
shore mackerel, amberjack, grouper have been found in
60' to 80' of water.
The Anna Maria City Pier reports a few mackerel
and a few drum. Sheepshead are also being caught on
sand fleas and fiddler crabs.
Captain Todd Romaine of the "Oscar II" docked
at Perico Harbor Marina, reports that he is catching a few
good size snook up in the Manatee River. Todd also told
me that there is still a good number of redfish to be caught
on the flats.
Captain Rick Gross of the charter boat "Fishy
Business" reports redfish in the bay with some trips get-
ting as many as 30 per trip. Rick is also catching a few
Captain Phil Shields of the "Reef Reacher,"
docked at Perico Harbour Marina, fishes mainly offshore.
Phil says they have been doing excellent with cobia with
as many as four, up to 65 pounds, being caught on one
On my charter boat "Magic," we saw many redfish
inshore and red grouper offshore, with a few good size
mangrove snapper up to five pounds.
'Til next week, good fishing' everyone.
so maybe we have to decide just how badly we want to
save those two-a-year.
Have you ever seen a manatee without propellor
scars? Me either. Recently a Tampa Tribune columnist
called for exploring the idea of requiring prop guards on
boats operating in manatee waters. Said it would save a
lot of human, as well as manatee, lives. Not to mention a
lot of props. I found support for the idea from Tom
Wallin, vice chairman of the federal Marine Fisheries
Commission. "It would save a lot of lives of all kinds," he
pronounced in his usual "bashful" way. So far I'm hear-
ing just "Well nows..." and subject changing from local
conservationists I've asked about it.
The Endangered Species Fish Fry, noon to 5pm,
December 19, to benefit the Gillnetters Awareness
Project at Matlacha (pronounced mot la Shay) is too
good a title to pass by. The event might be real interesting
too: A mullet fry in the little fishing village/island located
between Cape Coral and Pine Island, it includes a photog-
raphy show commemorating Florida commercial fisher-
men and lots of free country & western music. Get off I-
75 south at exit 28 and just head west. Off 41 take Florida
78 west. For information, call (800) 528-2685.
Since this is supposed to be a fishing column,
we'd better tell a fishing story. Have you heard about the
redfish/watermelon connection? It seems that when red-
fish school, their continual munching, regurgitating and
remuriching of the shellfish they eat releases a small
amount of oil in the water. Wise fishermen watch for
those ever-so-thin slicks on the surface and cast to them.
The real surprise is, the slicks smell ever so faintly of
Now I've heard of folks claiming they can smell
fish, and even met a few. But this story comes from Dr.
David Tomasko, marine biologist at the National Estuary
Program, and hey, I have to believe him.
SJohn Fernandez and Captain
Mike Heistand hold up redfish,
trout, and flounder caught on a
recent outing using shrimp for
bait. Anyone that would like to
be included in the fishing
reports, please call The
Islander/Bystander at 778-7978
or Captain Mike Heistand at
Don't pass on passes
for good fishing action
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Si Looking for an island home
.under $100,000? Call ..
.Toni King, Realtor/Associate
Office: (813) 778-6654
]'"After Hours: (813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Eata e Broker
S.3244 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach
Fran Blatherwick and Alan James, both of Holmes Beach, winners of a gold medal in tennis doubles.
Islanders swipe senior gold
By Matt Donohue
A lot of "our elders" today are off their rockers and
off their couches because of a fine program called the
Gulf Coast Senior Games.
Formerly it was called the Gulf Coast Senior Olym-
pics, and I remember when its opening ceremonies were
held at the Manatee High School stadium. We all lined up
behind the banners of our activity ours was tennis.
Now all of that is gone and our name was decreed
to be the Gulf Coast Senior Games rather than the Gulf
Coast Senior Olympics. Did the committee for the great
games really think we were threatening their prestige by
patterning ourselves after them in some small ways? Af-
ter all, isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery.
This is, of course, not to denigrate the fine job the
Senior Games Committee is doing in organizing and car-
rying on the Senior Games. The Nations Bank as the prin-
cipal sponsor has been especially generous in devoting
time and money to the program. The other sponsors also
deserve a tremendous vote of thanks for their efforts and
the leaders have been simply superb.
I can't speak for the other activity directors I
haven't had the opportunity to see in action, but Jeff
Jaudon as director of tennis did an outstanding job. His
small facility somehow was more friendly and comfort-
able than the large Bolletieri one where the tennis games
were formerly played. His small staff coped easily with
some trying conditions, in spite of the strain of a greater
influx of players than participated last year. This year
there were 112 men and 70 women whose problems and
complaints were handled smoothly but politely and firmly
Wednesday's downpour in the middle of the
matches rained out the rest of the day and brought out
some irate criticism because the brochure seemed to indi-
cate Wednesday would be the last day of the matches.
Jeff patiently explained to participants who had come
from far places and had return air travel scheduled for
Thursday that no one could guarantee in advance that the
matches would end before then.
He also dealt patiently but firmly with another
player who complained about a last minute substitution
for an injured doubles opponent after the draw had closed,
claiming the brochure said USTA rules and regulations
would govern the tournament. Jeff explained that since
participation is the main consideration in the Senior
Games he was told to approve the substitution even if it
might not be permitted by USTA rules and regulations.
Herb Grant of Longboat Key had entered the tour-
nament but did not play because his doubles partner was
injured in an auto accident. If he had known that last
minute substitutions could be made he probably would
have gotten a substitute. Good luck for next year, Herb. I
suggest the brochure be amended if necessary to avoid
these problems for the future.
Those granddads and grandmas who came from
"far and wide," often at considerable trouble and expense,
endured our inclement weather. They also patiently stood
being shuffled from place to place in this strange environ-
ment to spend a few minutes playing very competitive
opponents under myriad weird to them rules and regu-
Typical of them was Mary O'Brien of Bethesda,
Maryland and her sister Rita O'Connor, who good
naturedly if not always successfully battled our local
talent. Ladies, you didn't win the gold medals but you
sure showed us the fine spirit and good sportsmanship
that typifies the games.
Irene Donohue of Holmes Beach won a gold
medal in the singles matches for her age division, and she
and her partner, Helene Gagne, each won a gold for their
doubles matches. Jimmy McSwain of Bradenton Beach
won a gold in singles and a silver in doubles, Fran
Blatherwick of Holmes Beach won a gold in singles and
Fran, together with Alan James also of Holmes Beach,
each won golds in doubles, as did Ann Fletcher of
Holmes Beach. All in all it was a great day for the Island
and particularly Holmes Beach.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND REAL ESTATE SALES WEEK ENDING 11/20/92
11/20 115 Pelican S.F. Brush to Jackson
An elevated, canal front 2B/2.5B/2 car garage home, 1,108 sf, built in 1982
11/16 527 South Drive S.F. Easterling to Seaver
A ground level 2B/1.5B/1 car garage home, 1060 sf, built in 1965
11/16 707 N Bay Blvd S.F. Albert to Rink, Jueren etal
A 3-story elevated home. 3B/2.5B/2 car w 1800 sf. Built in 1992
11/12 301 Gulf Dr N Duplex Thompson to Thompson
Ground level, 4B/2B/2car, 1500 sf, built in the 30s. View of Gulf/
11/16 105 Bridge St Apt Bldg Depalma to Eldridge
A two-story apt bldg, built in 1935, total 2,800 sf, lot size 50 x 100.
11/20 153 Runaway BayCondoCallahan to Micali
1801 Gulf Drive, 2B/2B canal front, 1114 sf, built in 1979.
11/10 426 63rd St Home Smith/Besant to Moll
A ground level canal front 2B/2B/lcarport, 1346 sf, built in 1973.
11/13 3210 6th Av Duplex IRS to Flaherty
3-story Gulf view duplex, 4B/4B, 2240 sf, built in 1987
3204 6th Av Duplex Ratcliff to Stepka
Ground level, 5B/2B, 1476 sf, built in 1969
11/13 109 48th St Home Schanz to Dupps
Ground level, frame 2B/1B/2 car, one house from beach, 990 sf. Built 1935.
11/16 3705 East Bay Dr Condo Ickert to Brunnstein
2B/2B, Sunbow Bay condo #103, 1150 sf, built in 1981.
11/20 103 Sunbow Bay Condo Roust to Pennington
2B/2B Sunbow Bay condo #206 phase 3, 1,150 sf, built in 1981
11/20 205 71st St Duplex Pettepit/Nigro to Westberry
Compiled with information from Doug Dowling Realty, 778-1222
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Secluded area. Dock for small boat. $249,000.
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2 bedroom is turnkey furnished! To see, call Karin
Stephan, 388-1267 eves.
GULF VIEW DUPLEX! $159,500 #99556 ... 2
bedroom, elevated storage, separate laundry. Must
see! Call Emilie Peterson, 778-4168 today!
NEW ISLAND HOME! $161,900 #01343 ...
Quality built 3 bedroom, 2 bath with great room,
open stairway, breakfast bar & much more! To
see, call T. Dolly Young, 778-5427 eves.
PRICE REDUCED! $94,900 #97292 ... 3 bed-
room, 2 bath split design in West Bradenton. Call
Horace Gilley, 792-0758 anytime.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available
beginning at $500. Call Jack Bachman at 778-
0769 or 778-5368, eves.
ANNUAL: MARTINIQUE 2BR, 2BA Gulfview,
$900/month. T. Dolly Young, 778-5427.
SEASONAL: WESTBAY COVE! 1BR, 1BA,
$1,800/month. T. Dolly Young, 778-5427.
SEASONAL: KEY ROYALE! 3BR, 2BA furnished.
Emilie Peterson, 778-4168.
An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates. Inc
|Ill THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 10, 1992 0 PAGE 14
S SALE OF THE WEEK
* 707 North Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria
The recently constructed home pictured at left, wasn't on the market more than one month by the
owner before Linda Green of Green Real Estate of Anna Maria found a buyer ... all the way from
Germany. And she sold it by photographs only. Two of the three bedrooms are on the third level
with the master bedroom and bath on the second level. The garage is huge and would probably
hold five cars. The home was constructed by Quality Builders.
Compiled with information from Doug Dowling Realty, 778-1222
1105 Gulf Drive North
Homey, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, concrete home with
Florida room, oversized garage, rooftop deck
and more! 1,450 s.f. under roof. Great beach
steps away! Only $98,500. See your broker
or call owner, 778-1247.
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker
CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!
Be good to yourself ... buy a piece of Anna Maria
Island. 130 51st Street is a lovely 2 bedroom home
just steps from the white sandy beach. Settle in for
a lifetime or enjoy a winter getaway ...
for only $145,000.
Affordable Canalfront Living in Anna Maria.
319 Hardin is a secluded canalfront home with
direct access to Tampa Bay!! Recent remodeling,
large rooms and plenty of storage make this a
great family home for $169,900!
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Located close to Gulf beach with great rental income and
history. Each unit has 2br/lba with screened lanai. New
roof, vinyl and shutters. Call Ken Jackson today! $129,000.
RARE FIND 1/2 block from Tampa Bay and close to fish-
ing piers. Excellent rental location. 2br/2ba front unit and
1br/1ba rear unit. Owner anxious. $129,000. Call Agnes
Tooker or Janice Tressler today.
Brokers: Prue Maxon-Yost & Frances V. Maxon
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Janice Tressler, Mike Schulte,
Rosemary Schulte, Pat Jackson, Ken Jackson
aaslndeaolty-, and Nancy Ungvarsky (rentals).
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Holmes Beach Anna Maria
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TOLL FREE 1-800-422-NEAL
Richard A. Freeman
Island and Key Specialist
(813) 778-2261 or 800-422-6325
After hours: (813) 778-2284
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Probably the best priced Bayfront home on the Island.
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II0 THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 10, 1992 0 PAGE 15
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 laundromat).
For more information call 778-7978.
3 LINES = $2.00, Additional lines @ $1, box @ $1, Headlines @ $. 10 word.
FRIDAY, DEC 11. Anna Maria. Antique porcelain & china,
quadruple plate flatware, misc. household & Xmas, rattan
chair, books. 210 Oak Av. 9 to 2.
SATURDAY, Dec 12. Anna Maria. Books, furniture, house-
hold items, clothing, misc. 710 Jacaranda Dr. 9 to 3.
SAT & SUN, Dec 12 & 13. Holmes Beach. Furniture &
dishes, misc. 401 72nd St. 8 to 4.
SAT, Dec 12. Anna Maria. Family is moving cannot take
it all! Clothes, old records, old treasures. It all has to go.
246 Willow. 8 to 2.
Great Xmas gift. Like new Go Kart. Asking $350. Call 778-
286 Arche IBM computer. 40MB HD, 2 floppies, 3 MB exp.
memory, color mon, modem. Printer. Windows 3.1, Dos
5.0. $900. 778-1239.
WANTED TO BUY: Jewelry making tools and equipment.
MEDICAL: Electric lift recliner, beige. $400. 778-2453.
1976 Cadillac Seville excellent condition. Great second
car. $550 obo. 778-4780 or 778-2919.
1977 Ford Pick-up Truck. Full-size bed, great mechanical
condition. Asking $650. 778-4655.
1980 Ford Country Squire wagon. Good condition. New
carbeurator, brakes & complete tune-up. $2,000. 778-
20' Glassport Bowrider. I/O V-6, 175 hp, Reinforced ski-
tow eyes. Marine Radio. AM/FM stereo. Runs great.
$2,500 obo. 778-4502
14' Deep Fisherman. 35 hp electric start engine. Trailer
included. $1,200. 778-4084.
Housekeeper position wanted. Reliable. Flexible hours.
Prepare meals. Run errands. References. 778-2919. Ask
Joe Ungvarsky Construction. Remodeling specialist. State
licensed and insured. Many island references. 778-2993.
Who wants to live with dirty carpet. Relax and let Fat Cat
clean your carpet and upholstered furniture. Jon Kent,
island resident, owner. 8 to 5 mobile # 745-4723.
Apartment. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Annual $600 plus security.
Leave message. 778-6198.
Business. Commercial building in Anna Maria Village. 800
sf. $600 month.778-5796.
Wanted to Rent: garage for car storage from May to Oc-
Residential/Commercial Unit. Gulf view. 1 small unit avail-
able 1/1/93. 1 large available now. Rent negotiable. 778-
Duplex apartment 6 rooms, 2BR/2BA with laundry, en-
closed garage, appliances. 2 blk to Gulf. Screened pool
with deck. $800 month, plus utilities. Yearly lease. Avail
Furnished Holmes Beach duplex, 1 BR/1 BA, sleeper in
living room, West of Gulf Drive, 100 yards to beach.
Available to Dec 31. 778-1511.
Island West Apartments
Gracious Economy vacation apartments with pool. One
short block to beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2 bedrooms. Call
Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-6569.
Holmes Beach. 1 & 2 room efficiencies. Completely fur-
nished. TV, A/C. Utilities included. Near beach. $150.
week. No deposits. 778-5405.
For sale by owner Bayou Condo in Anna Maria. First
floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Furnished. $81,500. 778-2971.
Lot for Sale: on canal entering Tampa Bay in Ruskin.
Zoned for R2. Inquire. 778-4655.
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5 Calling All Pet Parents
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Pet Parents Must be 18 Years Old or be Accompanied by an Adult
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