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ISTLANDERR aR,

THE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND DECEMBER 24, 1992


Fast Eddie's hits the rocks


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Fast Eddies's restaurant, known far and wide
for its "Warm Beer and Lousy Food," was foreclosed
by its major lien-holder, First Union Bank of Florida,
effective, as far as Islanders could tell, Monday, De-
cember 21.
The City of Anna Maria was informed of the
bank's action through a hand delivered letter dated
Thursday, December 17. The letter was addressed to
West Florida Seafood, Inc.; Mr. Edwin B. Porter; Mr.
Phillip R. Seay and Mr. W. B. Seay, 100 South Bay
Boulevard, Anna Maria, FL, in reference to First


Union National Bank of Florida vs. West Florida
Seafood, Inc., et. al. West Florida Seafood, Inc. is the
parent company of Fast Eddie's.
The letter was written by Receiver/Asset Man-
ager C. R. Kenner, Jr., of Tampa, representing First
Union. The letter read:
"In accordance with the Order Granting Plain-
tiff, First Union's, Emergency Motion for Appoint-
ment of Receiver, I, C. R. Kenner, Jr., in my capacity
as receiver hereby DEMAND IMMEDIATE POS-
SESSION AND CONTROL to preserve and protect
the personal property which is the subject of the Or-
der Appointing Receiver."


"All personal property in the operating restau-
rants located at 100 South Bay Boulevard, Anna
Maria, Florida, and 2205 Tamiami Trail North,
Nokomis (Venice), Florida, must be available for
possession by the receiver on December 19, 1992."
"This action is necessary for the receiver to per-
form his duties to the Court due to the current finan-
cial condition of the restaurant operators and their
very substantial debt to the Internal Revenue Service,
the Florida Department of Revenue, bank overdrafts
and issued insufficient funds (NSF) payroll checks."
"NOTICE ... DISPOSING, SELLING, SE-
See ROCKS: page 12


A White Christmas for Islanders


Real action is taking
place on the much
anticipated beach
renourishment project,
to the relief of many
beachfront property
owners and beach
lovers alike. A
platform and auger,
equipment necessary
to the beach
renourishment project,
sat 1,200 feet offshore
on Monday, December
20. The dredge
"Illinois"
is expected soon,
and the staging work
is presently under way
at Cortez Beach in
Bradenton Beach.


Photo: Dick Maher


Holmes Beach workshop produces

results for exasperated landlords


by Bonner Presswood
The audience consisted primarily of persons in-
terested in a zoning ordinance, scheduled for discus-
sion by the Holmes Beach City Council, with city at-
torney Stephen R. Dye present to field questions from
the council. No citizen input was scheduled, however,
Chairperson Aaron Van Ostenbridge allowed for a
time for comment following the council's closed dis-
cussion.
The resulting citizen input was a flurry of accu-
sations and questions, concerning the "business" of
rentals in the city, in particular in the R-4 zone. The
council appeared in favor of the ordinance, as written,
and as Council person Carol Whitmore stated,
"people are renting duplexes now, weekly, nightly,
whatever and the majority renting for less than six
months are not in compliance."
A great deal of discussion was concerning the
limitations of a license, as issued by the city to rental
units, and what the license allows. According to Dye,
"the license is a minimal tax and the language needs
to be changed. The city does not grant permission for
business with the license on rental units."
But real estate agents and property owners in
the audience later voiced disagreement with Dye's
opinion. They feel the license was just that, a license
to rent their units, and without any stipulations indi-
cated by the license as it is now issued, they have


been unaware of any restrictions in spite of zoning in
the district to the contrary.
Attorney Dye pointed out that year round resi-
dents in R-4 have not been heard from, and the coun-
cil is trying to write an ordinance that protects the
most citizens, not a minority. He asked, "Where are
the residents to speak for protecting their neighbor-
hoods?"
Much discussion ensued over descriptions of
license, business, non-conformity and legal non-con-
formity, as the council searched for solutions and re-
solve in the R-4 zoning ordinance.
The discussion was moved on to other agenda
items at the dismay of many of the "landlords."
But they were to be recognized again at the end
of the workshop. In exasperation, the council contin-
ued to seek a compromise. It was agreed that Dye
would return to council with an amended ordinance
that would allow, under strict stipulations, to "grand-
father" rental units who exhibit a history of rentals
under seven days in the R-4 zone. The stipulations
will include proof of payment of the state "bed tax,"
possibly rental receipts and other criteria not met by
operators of hotel-motel units in Holmes Beach.
In other matters, Council inquired of Charles
Terrell of 52nd Street, regarding a home occupation
license for a lawn maintenance business, and sched-
uled him for the January 5 agenda. The same action


was taken on a request for a condominium manage-
ment business by Kathleen Ambut.
Council considered an appeal of a decision by
building officials for a home on Guava which ap-
pears to have been converted illegally to a duplex by
the previous owner. More information was requested
of the current owner as to the status of any-written
building permits from the previous owner, and an
inspection by Holmes Beach code enforcement of-
ficer John Fernandez was to be scheduled. No action
was taken.


Skimming the News...
Citizen of the Year page 2
Letters page 3
Chief's return page 4
Police report page 6
Students of the Week page 8
Outdoors page 10
Real Estate page 13
Classified page 15






li THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER I DECEMBER 24, 1992 0 PAGE 2

Citizen of the Year named in City of Anna Maria


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Ed Callen was named Citizen of the Year 1992
by the Citizens' Committee of the City of Anna Maria.
Judy Adams, chairwoman of the Citizens' Committee,
announced Callen's win at a special meeting/celebra-
tion held at Anna Maria City Hall this past week.
What was really special was that the only one in
the audience who did not know Callen was this year's
recipient was Callen. Callen admitted his surprise
when he said he did not recognize himself as Adams
read the litany of contributions to the City of Anna
Maria and others before his name was called, and
upon which the Committee based its decision. He also
chuckled over the ploy his friend, Chuck Shumard,
used to get him to the meeting. On the way home from
enjoying dining out with his wife, Lee, and friends,
the Shumards, Chuck, golly, gee, "forgot about a
meeting he was supposed to attend" at City Hall and
he could just make it if the group went with him. For-
tunately for all, Callen was amiable.
"Occasions like this make up for some of the
other 'occasions,'" said a smiling Mayor Ray
Simches. "He is a giver, not a taker," continued the
mayor, "he is a server and not self-serving. We're
very glad he is a volunteer because I don't think the
City could afford him if he wasn't."
Callen's contributions to the City are too numer-
ous to detail. He has served his City as a commis-
sioner for 4 years, a member of the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch for ten years as well as its director for
the last five, a deacon at his church, helped form the
Island Tennis Club, continues to work in rehabilitating
those in trouble with the law, and "yes, Virginia,"


even plays Santa Claus.
Callen's acceptance speech was short and sweet
mainly because it looked as if he was truly taken back
and moved by the honor. He now joins the previous
recipients from the last three years: Ernie Cagnina,
1989; Ellen Marshall, 1990; Ted Tripp and George
O'Connor, 1991.
"The purpose of the award," said Chairwomen


Bridge Street plans presented


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Richard Fawley of Richard Fawley Architects,
Inc., presented preliminary plans to the firm's ex-
pected preliminary plans for the redevelopment of the
City's Bridge Street.
Fortunately the delay of their formal presentation
was due to a bit of good news, compliments of
Florida's Department of Transportation (DOT).
The DOT has never before agreed to the concept
of traffic roundabouts, which, according to Fawley,
was a highly advantageous alternative for moving traf-
fic, protecting pedestrians and enhancing the aesthet-
ics of the intersection of Bridge Street and Gulf Drive.
With this new concept available to them, the firm
needed time to work in the concept before its formal
presentation.

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Fawley went on to describe, using a visual dia-
gram, a concept of a pedestrian-friendly area utilizing
landscaping along the street and at each end coupled
with focal points such as a beach pavilion on the Gulf.
The focal points would entice pedestrians, especially
the increased number of beach walkers expected after
the new beach is in, to come and browse and shop.
Going back to the traffic roundabout, another
exciting element explained by Fawley was that the
DOT could very well pay the $40,000 to $50,000
needed to complete the intersection. This money
would be over and above the redevelopment project's
original budget The DOT's generosity stems from its
attitude change about roundabouts. The money would
come out of the department's prototype-type fund.
Once built and in use, the DOT would be able to use it
as an example to other communities throughout the
state.
Fawley's plan was enthusiastically accepted by
the Commissioners and the citizens in the audience.
Further meetings will be held, once the firm has com-
pleted its true preliminary plans.


Art League announces
upcoming classes
The Anna Maria Island Art League has announced
its schedule of classes beginning in January, 1993. Con-
tact the League at 778-6648 for cost, time of day, and
instructor or stop by the League at 5348 Gulf Drive
North, Holmes Beach for an itinerary. Interested persons
are encouraged to register immediately.
The schedule is:
Monday: American Indian Hand Beading, Draw-
ing from the Right Side of the Brain, and Photography.
Tuesday: Watercolor, Children's Drawing Class,
and Calligraphy.
Wednesday: Colored Pencil Drawing.
Thursday: Sumi-e Oriental Watercolor, and
Folkart Crafts.
Friday: Watercolor for Beginners and American
Indian Loom Beading.
Saturday: Oils and Acrylics.
Workshops: Having Fun with Hand-built Clay,
January 13; Altered Poloroids, March 21.
Demonstration: Sumi-e and Oriental Watercolor,
January 10.


Anna Maria
City's Citizen
of the Year
Mayor Ray Simches of
Anna Maria City
congratulates the
Citizens' Committee
choice for Citizen of the
S Year Ed Callen.












Photo: Joy Courtney

Adams, "is to recognize a citizen of the City of Anna
Maria as an outstanding person, and recognition of
outstanding achievement in the community."
Callen received an engraved pewter plate stating
his recognition by the City and his name has been
added to the perpetual plaque board hanging in City
Hall honoring each Anna Maria City's Citizen of the
Year.



Bradenton

Beach okays

sanitation rate

hike
With the City's sanitation bills already printed
and ready to be mailed, passage of the 13% increase
to existing sanitation rates squeaked through by a
three to two vote of Bradenton Beach City Council.
Councilmen Jack Charlton and Bill Campbell voted
"no" due to their questioning of how the Sanitation
Department's budget was calculated.
Citizens speaking to the Council about this mat-
ter represented two condominium complexes in Bra-
denton Beach. They stated that their unit owners were
already paying a lion's share and that they, as well as
all citizens of Bradenton Beach, had been asked to
"bite the bullet" with last year's increase. What they
wanted to know was, where will the increases in the
City's sanitation rates end?
Boxed into a corner was Councilman Herb
Dolan who had held pubic meetings in reference to
sanitation prior to the City's overall budget being sub-
mitted and approved for this fiscal year. The feeling
in the room was reminiscent of "what are you trying
to pull." Dolan basically answered with," this was all
laid out and planned at budget time where were you
then?" Mayor Katie Pierola stated she did not know
what more Dolan could have done at budget time
during the public meetings when the City was weigh-
ing the value of retaining its own sanitation depart-
ment versus contracting it out.
"'he problem with contracting sanitation out,"
stated the City's Sanitation Department head, is that
once the department is disbanded, it would be impos-
sible to get back. The City would then beat the mercy
of the contractor and have to abide by whatever in-
creases they would make. The City's sanitation de-
partment does not work on profit basis; Waste Man-
agement is in the business to make money."
Councilman Dolan promised he would again
hold public meetings over this matter when next
year's budget planning takes place and hoped that ev-
eryone interested would come and share their views.






BE THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 24, 1992 U PAGE 3


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Open letter to
MPO Bridge Committee
I am writing you to voice my opinion on the pro-
posed Manatee Ave. Bridge to Anna Maria Island. I
regret not being available over the holiday season to
attend your meetings.
A decision of this magnitude should not be made
lightly. Think of what 15 million dollars could do to
the educational system in Manatee County or what of
spending the money on roads on the east side of the
county. Lord knows we need it.
I find it hard to believe that 15 million dollars
cannot be reallocated to some other DOT project. For
as you know, the residents of Anna Maria overwhelm-
ingly oppose a new bridge. The current bridge has an
additional life of 20 to 30 years left and with contin-
ued upkeep and some rehabilitation, who knows how
long it may last.
In this time of the grand federal deficit and state
budget deadlocks, we need to watch every dollar of
our money, whether federal, state or local. We need to
maximize its use. Throwing good money after bad has
never been a solution. Please consider a new bridge an-
other time when we have a clear necessity for one. The
times call for other public needs to be met.
The point has been brought up that there might
be an emergency need for the bridge. This point has
never been found to be true. In the case of an emer-
gency, the bridge tender is radioed and then the emer-
gency vehicle has clear access across the bridge in the
opposing traffic's lane until the center of the bridge
and the vehicle changes lanes for clear access off the
bridge unobstructed. This has been the procedure for
some 30 odd years with no apparent problems. The
need for an emergency lane is on the causeway, not
the bridge. There are no traffic controls (like a bridge
tender) on the causeway.
One other issue needs to be addressed. Your
committee's make-up has been questioned and the
procedure by which you were chosen. Are personal
allegiance playing a role? Financial ties have been


exposed and personal agenda's revealed. Remember,
you are a public body and empowered by the people
of this community to render a just and fair recommen-
dation to the MPO. If this is not possible, you must
consider stepping aside. Expect testimony must be
called. The public need to be heard and openness be-
comes the character of the day. We, the public, shall
remember the process and actions you take.
David Beaton, Secretary
Community Redevelopment Agency of Bradenton Beach

'Encumbrances' meeting Jan. 7
In 1987 the City of Anna Maria passed an ordinance
prohibiting property owners from placing "encumbrances"
such as plants, bushes, rocks, trees, etc., on that part of their
property over which the City has a right-of-way (usually that
part of your property in front of your house immediately ad-
jacent to the road).
Although it is possible to apply for a variance to permit
such plantings, applicants to do so have usually been turned
down. My own feelings on the subject are that if a property
owner is willing to plant and maintain that area in a manner
that beautifies the street, and is willing to sign a waiver, or
whatever, exempting the City from liability (such as injury to
the property owner while pruning a bush), and providing this
satisfies the City Attorney, then the City should allow it
For those residents who wish to have the City maintain
their right-of-way, then the City can keep it open and unen-
cumbered if they wish.
On January 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Anna Maiia City Hall,
there will be a meeting with the City Commissioners and the
City Attorney to settle this situation.
I urge property owners with existing plantings and
those who wish to plant, to attend. You will allbe affected by
the outcome of this meeting.
The City looks so much more attractive already thanks
to the gardening efforts of Mike Miller and Mary Ross and
volunteers, so let's encourage anyone who cares enough to
plant and beautify the area so that all passersby may enjoy it
Judy D'Allaird
Anna Maria City


at-a-glance

Anna Maria City None scheduled
Bradenton Beach Mon., 12/28 lla.m.
Special meeting in reference to proposed library
Mon., 12/28 1 p.m.
Tribute to Lou Barolo, a chairman of the Planning
and Zoning Board for 10 years.
Holmes Beach None scheduled


Resort Association
may become
Chamber committee
By Luke Courtney
Contributing Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Resort Association is
considering an offer by the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce to become a committee of the
Chamber. Presently, all members of the Resort Asso-
ciation are members of the Chamber, but not all
Chamber members who own or manage motels or re-
sorts are members of the Resort Association
The Chamber believes that the Resort Associa-
tion can benefit them by representing the viewpoint of
that segment of Island business, coordinate efforts to
increase tourism through co-operative advertising
other special projects, and represent the Chamber at
various county and state meetings concerning tourism.
The matter will be discussed at a January 11
meeting at the Chamber offices beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Don't risk life and limb -
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With "the Season" and the holidays upon us, it's
important to remember to shop with Island merchants
both to save time and to support our community.
From tape and ribbons to last minute gifts, shopkeep-
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Chief

Maddox

returns

from FBI

Academy
By Joy Courtney
Editor
Holmes Beach Chief of Police Rick
Maddox has just returned home. With 247
other law enforcement officers from
around the United States and the world,
the Chief is now part of the legacy started
in 1935 when the first of the current total
of 25,624 students graduated from the
FBI National Academy Program at
Quantico, VA.
The 171st Session
of the National Academy
consisted of men and
women from 49 states,
including "our little Is- "You cannot
land by the sea," the Dis- law enforce
trict of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, six military organi- without con
zations, two Federal civil- in this day
ian organizations, and
twenty-two countries
throughout the free
world. Unique to this ses-
sion was the attendance of the first student
from a former communist country.
"He was from the Hungarian Na-
tional Police," Maddox explained, and
was a very personable and concerned law
enforcement officer. Thesame problems
are prevalent in every police agency in the
U.S.. and in every country that has law
enforcement His challenge will be to help
his community to understand the police is
its friend."
The National' Academy Program,
held at the FBI Academy, is internation-
ally famous for its academic excellence.
The Program offers 11 weeks of advanced
investigative, management and fitness
training for selected officers who have a
proven record as a professional within
their agency. On the average, the attend-
ing officers have 16 years of law enforce-
ment experience. True to form, the attend-
ees of the 171st Session averaged 17 years
of law enforcement experience, or, to
throw out a more mind-boggling statistic,
a total of 4,153 years worth.
The Chief said the most difficult
part of the program was being away for
11 weeks from his family, friends and fel-
low officers of the Holmes Beach Police
Department.
Classes are divided under the titles
of "Electives" and "Regiment." On an
elective day the Chief rose at 0530, ran
four to six miles, and breakfasted before
starting classes at 0800. Interwoven with
classes, he either studied in the library, did
assignments in the computer center or
worked in the weight room on his condi-
tioning program. On a day without elec-
tives regiment he was up at 0630, got
into uniform, breakfasted, and prepared
for a day of classes going straight through
until 1700 (5 p.m.). The evenings were
taken up with "enrichment" instruction
and special functions and possibly a class
starting as late as 2200 (10 p.m.).
When asked what he thought would
stand out in his mind 20 years from now
about his experience, Maddox said he
thought it would be the management and
behavioral science courses and the en-


tirely professional atmosphere of the
Academy.


Maddox


ot exist in a
meat capacity
tinual training
nd age."


explained, "When you
manage an organization
you have to understand
the relationships of
people and what moti-
vates them. On the other
side, is our responsibility
to identify and capture
criminals and get
enough evidence to
prosecute. To do this we
need to understand
them."
"The professional


atmosphere I spoke about is twofold," he
continued. "It was an unbelievable experi-
ence to have all the professional tools and
assets within reach to get a job accom-
plished, and, then, to be in close quarters
12 hours a day with other officers consis-
tently discussing police work, and how to
deal with problems. The problems are the
same as let's say in Bakersfield, CA, as
they are here, maybe not in magnitude,
but the basic problems are there."
"We (the Island community) have a
big advantage over many of my fellow
alumni. Our police department is close to
the community. We have always had
what large agencies are now just trying to
get back (a positive and cooperative inter-
action between police and community)."
So the Chief left, learned and then
returned. How will the community of
Holmes Beach benefit by having its Chief
of Police a graduate of the FBI Academy?
"Every job requires decision mak-
ing and management skills. When you
can improve that, it makes for more pro-
ductive employees," answered the Chief.
"More importantly, is to have these prin-
cipals be more fully understood so that
many people will be able, in a productive
and well-defined manner, to come to un-
derstand the same principles."
Maddox continued, "It is nothing
but beneficial to the individual, organiza-
tion and law enforcement in general (to be
a graduate of this Program) because it will
trickle down and improve community ser-
vice, and also because this training gives
you a very large selection of ways to deal
with situations and, if it makes you more
effective, it has to be good for the commu-
nity."
An addition to the benefits to the
City, the Chief stated, "You cannot exist
in a law enforcement capacity without
continual training in this day and age. To
not do so increases the risk to government
- government taxed by law suits. The best
defense government can have is to do ev-
erything appropriately and you can't do
that without training."
Welcome back, Chief Maddox!


Holmes Beach
Chief of Police
Rick Maddox
Graduate of the 171st Session
of the FBI National Academy
Program.
(Photo: FBI
National Academy)







IM THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 24, 1992 E PAGE 5


Private vs. public beach

rights discussed


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Owning beachfront property comes
with some unique problems; some few
could even imagine. Starting with a ques-
tion, should a property owner be cited for
walking his dog on his own property or
for holding a glass of wine as he stands in
his own backyard? A quick answer is no,
of course not, but therein lies the rub for
those "fortunate" enough to have as their
front or backyards a sandy area com-
monly referred to as "beach."
The quagmire for beach-front prop-
erty owners starts with the everyday un-
derstanding of the word, "beach." As it is
commonly used, "beach" means the area
composed of sand which ultimately ends
at the waters edge of the Gulf or Bay; as
in, "I am going to the beach." That said,
the problems of the Anna Maria citizens
who live at the North End of Anna Maria
City in gulf-front homes stem from the
misunderstanding, as stated by the citizens
bringing this matter to the City of Anna
Maria Commissioners, by everyone from
the City's government to everyday beach
walkers or tourists, as to where the
homeowner's property actually ends and
public property actually begins.
Everyone at the City Commission's
meeting on Wednesday, December 16,
held about this matter of private owner-
ship of land, came to agree that the par-
ticular properties discussed included own-
ership of the land beyond their plotted
lots, through their property deeds or ripar-
ian rights, to the Mean High Walter Line
(MHWL) and, then, the land beyond the
MH-WL, be it above or under water, be'-
longed to the sovereign, the State of
Florida, and is, therefore, the public's
property.
From information provided at the
meeting, "The line of demarcation be-
tween public lands and lands subject to
private ownership, is the mean high water
line. It is the dividing line in the same
context as lot lines dividing lands in a sub-
division. The line is established under a


specific procedure set out in Florida Stat-
utes, Chapter 177, and is located by deter-
mining the 'average height of high water
at a given place over a period of 18.6
years.'" The ambiguity of this survey line
contributes to the problem; the MHWL
cannot be determined by the uninformed
or seen by the naked eye.
To continue the venture into under-
standing the homeowner's problem,
Mother Nature through the act of accre-
tion, "to grow together or be united by
adhesion," has increased the width of the
"beach" by anywhere from 200 or 300
yards of sand outside of the homes in
question. This expanse, though unusually
vast, is included in the private ownership
from the plotted lot to the MHWL.
So, if the gulf-front property owners
legally own all the land including sand to
the MHWL, then why are they threatened
with arrest for holding a glass of wine in
their own "backyard, or for walking
their dog on their own property? The at-
tending homeowners contend the City
created its ordinances using the common
definition of "beach" and, therefore, did
not recognize the true ownership of the
sand in question.
The City of Anna Maria will look
into its ordinances as related to this area,
but it will take King Solomon to work out
a realistic solution. Because the MHWL
cannot be seen by the naked eye and
fences are not permitted by state regula-
tions, how can anyone know where pri-
vate property ends and public property
begins when all there is to see is a lot of
identical looking grains of sand? Certainly
a property owner cannot be asked to wear
a sign stating he is on his own private
property when he engages in activities
banned by City ordinances. So, how will a
passerby know they are under different
regulations? But, as discussed, the other
hand is comprised of rights afforded all
homeowners, gulf front or land locked, to
be able to walk off their patio carrying the
beverage of their choice with Fido in step
behind them.


To be wed


Jones Wenzel
Richard and Sandra Contarino of
Bradenton announce the engagement of
their daughter, Melissa Contarino Jones
of Bradenton Beach, to Robert George
Wenzel III of Bradenton Beach, son of
Michele and Robert Wenzel Jr. of Bra-
denton.
Miss Jones is a 1991 graduate of
Manatee Community College and at-
tended the University of Delaware and
Rutgers University. She is president of
Zeta Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
The bridegroom-elect is attending
Manatee Community College and is
currently a land surveyor with Bob
Cross Professional Land Surveying. He
plans to begin sales work in January for
Leroy E. Rogers Co., Ruskin.
A wedding date has not been set.

Prag Greenberg
Lore and Jacob Prag of
Somerville, N.J., announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Rena S. of
Holmes Beach, to Barry S. Greenberg
of Holmes Beach, son of Arthur and
Evelyn Greenberg of Buzzards Bay,
Mass.
Miss Prag is a 1980 graduate of
the Fashion Institute of Technology and


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"Christmas comes but once a year,
and now you know that time is near.
You had better not tarry,
you had better not wait.
Give a bottle of friendship,
before it's too late."'

"Merry Christmas to all!"
... from Hardy Party, the island party animal,
and Bob, Margo, lb, Roberta and Smitty.


a 1990 gradate of Brooklyn College.
She is president of Green Seminars of
Florida, Corporate Wellness Programs.
The bridegroom-elect attended
the University of Massachusetts,
Northeastern University and the Tri-
State Institute for Traditional Chinese
Acupuncture. He is a practicing acu-
puncture physician at the Acupuncture
Center of Bradenton.
The couple will wed Jan. 1 on the
water's edge of Holmes Beach.

Zervos Praskievicz
Dianna and Strat Zervos of
Sarasota announce the engagement of
their daughter, Echo Lee Mae of Bra-
denton, to William Conrad Praskievicz
of Bradenton, son of Wallace and Mary
Praskievicz of Anna Maria Island.
Miss Zervos attended Manatee
Community College. She is a book-
keeper for Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
The bridegroom-elect is a gradu-
ate of Manatee Community College
and attended the University of South
Florida. He is a manager of Winn-
Dixie Stores, Inc.
The couple will wed April 3 at the
Holiday Inn Riverfront.


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Island Police Reports
City of Anna Maria
Dec 12 7:59 a.m. Petty theft, 200 blk of Gladiolus Street,
complainant reported unknown persons removed assorted
Christmas light bulbs from front yard.
Dec 12 3:41 p.m. Lost property, 6000 blk of W. Manatee
Ave, complainant stated he had lost his wallet between Scotty' s
and his home on Anna Maria.
Dec 17 4:40a.mn. Blew Poss. of Alcohol, 4000 blk of Gulf
Drive, defendant had active warrant for possession of open
alcohol. Defendant was detained.
Dec 18 12:06 a.m. Violation of Injunction, 800 blk of
North Shore, suspect violated an Injunction for Protection by
contacting and confronting the victim.
Bradenton Beach & Holmes Beach
Dec 19 11:00 am. Burglary Auto, 4000 Gulf Drive, ve-
hicle entered, items taken.
Dec 19 12:00 noon Larceny G, 7000 Gulf Drive, unknown

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juveniles suspected of breaking into businesses. Stolen prop-
erty found on premises and returned to owner.
Dec 19 8:40 p.m. Baker Act, 400 blk of Gulf Drive, white
male had threatened to hann himself. Witness stated man had
told him he wanted to blow his brains out and had asked him
where a good place to die was. Man found on beach, stated he
hadn't slept in three days because he was high on narcotics and
alcohol stated he thought he was possessed because of the
devil he had painted on his jacket; taken under the Baker Act
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Dec 20 10:30 p.m. Susp P, 3000 blk East Bay Drive, on-
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Waiting
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both of the Holmes Beach Police Department, await suspects
from a Dec. 12 task force road block The team, consisting of over
40 personnel from 5 departments, set up shop on East Bay Drive.
More than 100 persons were field tested for sobriety, 86 passed
and 22 failed Ten tests were made at Island checkpoints, resulting
in only one arrest for DUI.


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Murphy, Chana Cannon,
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Collecting for
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Each child at Anna Maria
Elementary School was
asked to bring one can
good to be donated to the
Salvation Army. Pictured
are fifth grade students
Meredith Kahl, Ann
Marie Whiteside, Patrick
Cogan and Garrett Steger
who volunteered to bring
each classes' donation to
a central collection point
at the school. From there,
the food will find its way
to the needy.


41


Island

Christmas ...
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town
No noses were frozen, no snow fluttered down
No children in flannels were tucked into bed
They all wore shorty pajamas instead
To find wreaths of holly was not very hard
For holly wreaths grew in every back yard

In front of the houses were Daddies and Moms
Adoring the crotons and coconut palms
The slumbering kiddies were dreaming with glee
That they would find water-skis under the tree
They all knew that Santa was well on his way
In a red Thunderbird instead of a sleigh


He wizzed up the highway and zoomed up the roads
In a snappy convertible, peddling his loads
As he jumped from the car he gave a deep chuckle
He was dressed in Bermudas with an Ivy-League Buckle
There weren't any chimneys, but that caused no gloom
For Santa came in through the Florida room
He stopped at each house, stayed only a minute
As he emptied his bag of the toys that were in it
Before he departed he treated himself
to a glass of Papaya juice left on the shelf
Leaped into the car and put it in gear
and drove over our bridges, singing with cheer
But we heard him exclaim as he went on his way
"Merry Christmas, Sunny Florida, wish I could stay!"
Contributed by Leeota Mohr, Island grandmother
Author unknown, circa 1950's


Outstanding
job
For the week ending
December 11, these are
the "Students of the
Week" at Anna Maria
Elementary School.
Front row, left to right:
Everett Southwick,
Randy Elliott, Katie
Ott, Brittany Parker,
Marika Barrett and
Megan Nelson. Back
row, left to right:
Megan Wherley,
Barrett Andricks,
Shauna Lampariello,
Tori Wogatzke, Debbie
Olivera and Stephen
Rome.


BOTH GALLERIES ,
will be open Christmas Eve
morning for last minute shopping.
An extensive collection by the most talented Florida
Artists Is on displayPainting, Three Dimensional Art,
Sculpture, Glass & Pottery.
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Singing Christmas brighter
Fifth and fourth grade students of Anna Maria Elementary School spent an evening
caroling for shoppers at the DeSoto Square Mall. They represented their school as the
Anna Maria School Chorus.


Dancing Christmas in
Third graders Sarah Loveland, Katie Holmes and Kate Lindahl perform ballet to the
music of "0 Come Little Children." Anna Maria Elementary School's third graders put
on a Christmas show entitled, "Christmas Around the World."


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Have a safe and
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from the staff of
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Bystander.


He's here!
Santa Claus made sure he found the time to visit Anna Maria Elementary School during
the third grade's Christmas program. The children entertained with Christmas songs
from around the world, and, of course, that included the North Pole.


ANONEET


Christmas Eve service
on beach
The traditional Christmas Eve Sea-
side service will be held at 5 p.m., Thurs-
day, December 24, at the Sandbar on the
restaurant's deck area The service will be
officiated by Rev. Frank Hutchison of
Roser Memorial Community Church.
Early arrivals will be seated on the
deck. Everyone is encourage to bring
chairs.
Brian Beebe and Cindy Eldridge
will sing solos accompanied by Cliff
Bergeson on the keyboard.
At 9 p.m. the Candlelight Christmas
Eve service will be held at Roser Church.
The choir will sing Christmas hymns and
the Rev. Frank Hutchison will tell the
Christmas story. Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church is located at 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.


Antiques wanted by
St. Bernard Guild
The Ladies of St. Bernard Guild
of Holmes Beach are planning their
23rd Annual Antique Show and Sate to
be held January 15 through January 17,
1993.
For booth information call Marie
Uttendorfer at 792-3631 or the church
office at 778-4769.
Last minute gift
suggestion
The Anna Maria Island Community
Center's innovative 1991 cookbook, "A
Taste of Paradise," has undergone a sec-
ond run through the presses and is now
available as the "ideal-holiday gift."
For more information, call AMICC
at 778-1908 or visit the Center at 407
Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria.


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On dredge by-products

and commercial

fishing woes


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Correspondent
Now that the "Illinois" has ar-
rived, let's hope the effect turns out to
be what we all hoped.
One effect is the new reef being
placed on Bradenton Beach. Located
just off the snack stand at Coquina
Beach, the structure is claimed to have
enough depth to really attract sealife,-
which, should make both divers and
fishermen happy. In addition, since it's
located about 1,000 feet from shore
(some folks claim that it's not that far)
it should,be a fairly easy "kick" from,
shore for divers,
Speaking of effects, I wondered if
the dredging and beach movement is
going to make any great changes in the
surf near the Anna Maria pier. So far at
least the gang at the West Coast Surf
Shop don't think so. We'll find out at
the next real blow.
And one last effect though not
of dredging. Personal research reveals
no huge influx of t-back bathing suits
on Anna Maria beach since the Mana-
tee County ban on mens' favorite
swimwear. In fact, I looked all up and
down the beach in vain for a t-back
over the weekend. Workers at the snack
and gift shops reported seeing no real
increase in the baring beachwear either.
Commercial fishermen from both
Cortez and Sarasota report a fairly slow
mullet roe harvest so far this season.
.-Not only have we not had the number
of cold fronts really needed to flush out
the mullet to spawn at sea a couple of
fronts that did arrive were timed so the
weekend netting bans were in effect.
The result is that larger than usual
numbers of spawned mullet have been
sighted returning to the bays and sound.
That's great news for the mullet, of course,
but less than wonderful for the commercial
fishermen at least short-term.
Ever wonder what happens to
mullet caught for their roe? The answer
is pretty interesting. Seafood dealers in
Sarasota told me there just isn't really
enough mullet to meet the demand any-
more. "It just flat all gets eaten either
fresh or smoked," Tom Whalen of
Walts Fish Market told me.
Star Fish Company in Cortez,
meanwhile, is busy air-freighting fresh
mullet to Hawaii where they've discov-


ered a new market. The truth is that the
world is largely a hungry place and the
bountiful sealife in our local waters -
harvested within the limits of wise
regulations is both a major Florida
heritage and industry.
You've probably read about the
judge who last week declared the law
banning commercial nets east of the
Manatee River's Green Bridge. to he
unconstitutional. A quick check with
both commercial fishermen and the
Florida Marine Patrol reveals the deci-
sion won't have any effect at least
until the first of the year.
You see there's another regula-
tion, this one from the Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission, banning corn-.
mercial-quanity mullet fishing east of
Warner's Bayou during November and
December. Normally the roe harvest is
over by January 1.
Speaking of meaningful regula-
tions, Mote Marine Laboratory has just
announced their 5th Annual Gulf Coast
Shark Census. It's the world's only 100
percent catch-and-release shark tourna-
ment for research, where "only the in-
formation is landed." Scheduled for
June 25 through July 5, the Shark Cen-
sus is an unusual partnership between
recreational anglers and biologists.
People often think of sharks only
in terms of shark attacks. But for every
shark that bites a person, Mote esti-
mates that as many as one million of
them are killed. Granted, some are
caught for food, but too often they are
killed for no reason at all and that's a
wicked waste, in my opinion.
For information on the Shark
Census, give Mote a call at 388-4441.
OK sailors, get ready for the hard
one. Now in its umteenth year, the
Sarasota Sailing Squadron Hangover
Regatta gets underway promptly at 10
a.m. on January 1. Open to all sailors
with no entry fee, the race is mercifully
short (though it never seemed that way.
to me) followed by the traditional
Sailing Squadron feed of black-eyed
peas with all the trimmings.
Here's hoping you holidays are
joyful. May your new year bring the
fish always biting, the sun always
warm, the wind at your back and,
mostly, the privilege of another full
year on local waters.


Little League registration opens


By Luke Courtney
Contributing Reporter
Registration is now open for the
1993 Anna Maria Island Little League
season. Presently five major league teams,
five minor league teams and four T-ball.
teams are planned, but more may be
added depending on the number of play-
ers who register. Parents who wish to reg-
ister their sons or daughters, should stop
by the Community Center with a copy of
their child's birth certificate and the $25
registration fee. Registration will closed
on Saturday, January 16 at noon.
T-ball players must attain the age of
6 years before August 1, 1993, and not
attain the age of 9 years before August 1,
1993, to be eligible. Major and minor
league players must attain the age of 8
years before August 1, 1993, and not at-


tain the age of 13 years before August 1,
1993, to be eligible. Tryouts will be held
on Saturday, January 23, to determine
which league and team the players will
join.


...and your

help is needed
The Anna Maria Island Little
League is seeking more volunteers to
help coach the kids this season. More
head coaches, assistant coaches, um-
pires and an officer to act as Player
Agent are needed. Please contact
Katherine at the Community Center
(778-1908) if you are interested in vol-
unteering your time.









Great weather


heats up


fishing
By Captain Mike Heistand
Fishing this week has greatly improved mainly
because of the weather has.
Some very odd catches have been reported this
week tripletail, mutton snapper, lane snapper, trig-
gerfish, and just about every other kind of salt water
species known in this area. Fishing next week should
be even better. Hope to see you on the water!
Captain Zack of Annie's Bait & Tackle reports
a few redfish and a few snook in the canals this week.
Zack's most unusual catch of the week was a seven
pound tripletail.
Captain Dave Pinkham came into the dock this
week with amberjack up to 30 and 40 pounds. Dave
has also been catching mangrove snapper up to six
pounds.
Captain Todd Romaine says mangrove snapper,
triggerfisrh and a few red grouper up to ten pounds
came in on his boat this week.
Bill of Island Discount Tackle reminds us that
there is only one week left in their big snook contest.
So far, Guy DeBlasio is in the lead with a 37" fish.
The winner will win a $200 Shimano Light Tackle
outfit.
Captain Mike Heistand from his charter boat
"Magic," reports his best catches have come in from
offshore with black grouper up to ten and a half
pounds, red grouper up to eight pounds and mangrove
snapper up to four pounds.
Captain Mark Bradow says he has been catch-
ing lots of redfish from around docks with one or two
snook mixed in. Mark's oddest catch this week was a
two pound mutton snapper caught in the Egmont Key
shipping channel.
From Perico Harbor, Captain Phil Shields says
he is doing well with big AJs up to 50 pounds. Phil's
boat has also brought back to the dock cobia.
Captain Rick reports a mixed bag from off-


[ii THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER M DECEMBER 24, 1992 M PAGE 11
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Now, these are redfish!
Captain Mike Heistand shows off two fine redfish. Redfish
like these can still be found in good numbers around docks
and submerged structures around Anna Maria Sound.

shore: mangrove snapper, small red grouper, blacks
seabass, flounder, triggerfish and sheepshead. All the
grouper must have had eye problems this week been
getting enough to make people happy. Inshore Captain
Rick reports redfish, sheepshead and some nice trout.
Chris of Galati's Bait & Tackle says there are
trout in the backwater with a few reds mixed in. A lot
of the redfish have been small. Offshore, Chris reports
lots and lots of grouper and he's come into the dock
with some as big as 35 pounds.
A note from Captain Heistand
If your reporting station would like to supply a
weekly fishing report for The Islander/Bystander, call
the newspaper at 778-7978 or call me at 778-1990.
Good luck, good fishing and Merry Christmas to all.


Pipes ...
Beach!
The pipes necessary to carry sand
and shell from the dredge "Illinois"
to Gulf beaches were delivered last
week by Great Lakes Dredging and
Dock, the contractor for the beach
renourishment project. The pipes
were set at a staging area on
Cortez Beach. With all the pieces
coming together, and the actual
dredge expected any day,
the project is
.- scheduled to begin
VERY SOON.

Photo: Paul Roat


In Preparation of a new beach ...
Counting grains of sand
Earl Soeder of Coastal Planning & Equipment
establishes a control point for the placement of sand
using laser equipment. Coastal Planning & Equipment
was hired by Manatee County to ensure enough
sand will be moved during the Island's beach renourishment
project by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Great Lakes
will be keeping its own records on the amount of sand
moved. When the project is over, the results from
Coastal Planning will be compared to the figures
maintained by Great Lakes. The records must
coincide in order for the County to agree
the dredging contact between it and
Great Lakes has been fulfilled.


carpet & upholstery cleaning & repairs
FREE ESTIMATES 24 HR. FLOOD DAMAGE
Bruce Graham, Owner and Resident of Holmes Beach
778-5617



All of us at *
West Coast Refrigeration
would like to wish
you and your family the
Merriest Christmas and
the Happiest New Year EVER!
West Coast Refrigeration
5347 GULF DR.
HOLMES BEACH 778-9622 or 747-4888

TAKE IT TO THE STREETS!











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and kitchens. Millwork wood cut to size.
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Located just West of the Island Shopping Center


Photo: Joy Courtney







i9] THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 24,









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9th Annual
Christmas Drawing
(NO PURCHASENECESSARY)
Drawing held Christmas Eve
MON SAT *9 AM 'TIL 778-3724
9701 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA


Stephen G. Pelham, M. D.
announces the association of

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FAMILY PRACTICE
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Suite 100
Holmes Beach
Accepting Medicare Assignments
as of January 1, 1993
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
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Sooe t 1r IeToial Community CbJttrcbJ
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
Frank W. Serving the Community Since 1913
Hutchison, SATURDAY:
Pastor 5:00 pm ............Seaside Worship
SUNDAY:
9:00 am .... Sunday School All Ages
10:00 am ...............Worship Service
10:00 am ...... C....Children's Church
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
Come, Celebrate Christ Transportation & Nursery Available 778-0414


Island
Daptis
Church
9:45 AM .......................................... SUNDAY SCHOOL
8:45 ............................SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
11 AM ......................... SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
7 PM ............................ SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
7 PM ......................WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
Nursery for all Services
"A Loving People, On a Lovely Island, Preaching Christ!"
8605 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, Florida 778-0719


Christian Science Services
First Church of Christ, Scientist
6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
S WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES

READING ROOM
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


1992 0 PAGE 12
Where can we put your paper?
The Islander/Bystander doesn't want its Island
readers living in condominiums, large apartment build-
ings, or mobile home parks to miss their copy of Anna
Maria Island's free, local, Wednesday newspaper.
All we need to know is in what common area
management would prefer our distribution staff put
them each week. Contact The Islander/Bystander at
778-7978.

Holiday donations wanted
To help make Christmas merry this year, All Is-
land Denominations will provide food baskets, toys
and gifts to Anna Maria Island families in need.
An appeal is being made to Island residents to
help support this project. Checks may be made out to
All Island Denominations and sent to P. 0. Box 305,
Anna Maria, FL 34216.
Please indicate on the check that the donation is
for the Christmas fund.

Center changes hours
for New Years
The Anna Maria Community Center will close at
12 noon on Thursday, December 31, and will be
closed all day on January 1, 1993, New Year's Day.


CREATING OR REMOVING MORTGAGED PER-
SONAL PROPERTY IS A FIRST AND/OR SEC-
OND DEGREE MISDEMEANOR AS STATED IN
CHAPTER 818 OF THE FLORIDA STATUES. A
security watch service has been order." The Manatee
County Sheriff's Office and the Sarasota County
Sheriff s Office were copied.
The news of the foreclosure remained a well
kept secret until just before the restaurant opened for
lunch on Sunday, December 20. At that time, accord-
ing to a server (waiter in the general lexicon) in atten-
dance, the manager called all the employees to the
upstairs level of the restaurant and delivered the news.
The manager told the employees the restaurant would
stay open until the end of business and, as of Monday,
their services were no longer needed.
Word spread like wild fire. By 6 p.m. Sunday the
restaurant was full of Island residents who wanted to
have one last drink or meal before the doors were
locked.
"I don't even know why we are still here", said
Ed, the bartender, as he tried to fix drink orders Sun-
day night without the benefit of a supply of clean
glasses, "I still can't believe it. I found out when I
came into work. Some of these guys (referring to the
kitchen help) don't even speak English. They don't
understand at all what has happened. I wouldn't be
surprised if they showed up tomorrow."
Porter's financial problems officially started in
early 1992 when he filed for protection from creditors
under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code. This
action was over and above a lawsuit against parent


Writing class to be offered
Helen Nettleton, free-lance writer and journalist,
will teach a "Writing to Publish" course at Anna
Maria Community Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The course will include techniques for writing
articles, feature stories, interviews and fiction, with
possible markets suggested.
Cost for eight sessions is $5 and will run from
January 5 to March 2, 1993. (There will be no class on
January 12.)
To register call 778-9384 or the Center at 778-
1908.
Chamber seeking more volunteers
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
under the direction of Mary Ann Sipe, president, is
looking for more volunteers to man the Chamber 's
visitors center.
Presently the chamber offices are open from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Chamber
would like to extend these hours to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In
order to do this, more volunteers are needed.
The work is easy and volunteers will be doing a
tremendous service for the community. Even if you
can only volunteers for one hour per week, please call
Mary Ann Sipe at the Chamber 778-1541.


company West Florida Seafood, Inc., for non-payment
of $192,461 in workers' compensation insurance pre-
miums. Regretfully, closing four of his six restaurants
to paying his employees in script to postponing pay-
ment to employees, did not save flagship restaurant.
"We've watched as employees cars were repos-
sessed right off the restaurant's property. We've also
seen employees evicted from their homes," told a
neighbor of Fast Eddie's. "It is heartbreaking what he
has done to so many people."
The servers working Sunday night were more
vocal about being betrayed then unpaid. "He (Porter)
told us we could make it to season if we all just
pitched in and then everything would be fine. We (the
employees) did, and now this," summarized the bar-
tender." "Couldn't even tell us himself," he mutter as
he walked away.
The City of Anna Maria was officially informed
because it holds the lease on Fast Eddie's Oyster Bar
located on the Anna Maria City Pier. According to
Commissioner Mary Ross, the city's attorney advised
the mayor and commissioners that as long as Porter
met the criteria outlined in his 12 page lease, the City
could do nothing; action could be taken only at the
time of default. As of Monday morning, Fast Eddies'
Oyster Place was devoid of all furniture and assets
owned by First Union. The Commissioner also ex-
plained that the City's only involvement in these cir-
cumstances was in relation to the pier's lease; it has no
authority or responsibility for the main restaurant.
According to Ross, the attorney representing Ed
Porter at the City meeting stated Porter was in Michigan.


Fast Eddies hits the rocks





In retrospect ...
The cocktail napkin used
to serve drinks the last
night of business at
Fast Eddie's in Anna
Maria seems to
say it all.



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ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FLA.
TARPON SPRINGS, FLA.
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[JB THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER I DECEMBER 24, 1992 0 PAGE 13


I :Richard A. Freeman '1
Island and Key Specialist
Realt(or8 Associate
S (813) 778-2261 or 800-422-6325
, After hours: (813) 778-2284 j


Always a White Christmas,
Anna Maria Island style
Although the "snow" is warm and dry and the
breezes balmy instead of biting, the holidays are
here on Anna Maria. Brightly decorated houses
are glimmering on usually darkened streets,
and there is a festive air as Christmas nears.
Pictured above is the Cafe on the Beach at the
Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach,
bedecked with twinkling lights.
At right is Duncan House in Bradenton Beach,
outlined with lights and -for those with
a vivid imagination -
complete with a driveway that
looks for all the world
just like snow.









Photos: Paul Roat


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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS FROM 11/30/92

Date Address Type FronVTo List $ Sale $
Anna Maria
12/5 108 Peppertree Lane Home Grady to Northfield $175,000 $160,000
3bed/2bath ground level home with 1,260 sq. ft., built in 1930's.
12/2 304 Palm Ave Home Rozeman to Robb Unknown $128,000
3bed/2bath/lcar ground level home with 1,632 sq. ft, built in 1974.
Bradenton Beach
11/30 2112 Avenue B Lot Price to Bennet Unknown $25,000
50 x 100' lot
12/1 2201 Gulf Dr Motel Liberty Savings to Ruffco Inco $695,000 $350,600
15 unit gulf view motel with 9 efficiencies, 5 rooms and a 2bed/2bath owner's home and office,
total sq. footage of 7,777, sold back to original owners.
12/3 2519 Gulf Dr Restaurant Vienna Restaurant to Crown & Thistle Inc. Unknown
$200,000 restaurant of 2,063 sq. footage down with 3bed/lbath apt of 1,025 sq. footage up,
seating.capacity 75, parking for 18 cars, built in 1953.
Holmes Beach
11/30 50th St. & Gulf Dr. Lot Hunter to Sandor Unknown $50,000
90x100 lot, the northwest comer of intersection.
11/30 518 68th St Home Burckhalter to Smith Unknown $162,000
ground level, canal front 2bed/2bath/2car home of 1,400 sq. ft. living area, built 1970.
12/1 612 Foxworth Home Kambs to Jordon Unknown $170,000
ground level, canal front 2bed/2bath/2car home of 1,500 sq. ft. living area, built 1970.
12/1 119 46th St Duplex Wolter to Pearson Unknown $160,000
ground level duplex of 2,180 sq. ft. living area reporting 2 baths, built in 1971.
12/1 3127 Gulf Dr Duplex Moore to Springer $93,900 $88,000
ground level duplex of lbed/lbath each side, 1,200 sq. ft. total, built in 1971.
12/2 48 North Beach Village Twnhse North Beach Inc to Dudek Unknown $131,400
elevated 3bed/2.5 bath/2car townhouse condo of 1,600 sq. ft. living area, new.
12/2 5911 Flotilla Dr Home Hentosz to Sasarones Unknown $145,000
elevated, canal front 2bed/2bath/2carport home of about 1,300 sq. ft. living area
12/3 110 Martinique North Condo Reeves to Raines $154,900 $149,000
gulf front condo of 2bed/2bath, 1,200 sq. ft. living area, built 1971.
12/3 201 Cayman Cay Condo Snell.to Perez Unknown $85,000
upstairs 2bed/2bath comer condo of 1,110 sq. ft. living area, some gulf view, built 1974.
Compiled exclusively for The Islander/Bystander by Doug Dowling, Doug Dowling Realty, 778-1222.


The Prudential
Florida Realty
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Holmes Beach, FL 34217 REALTOR-ASSO6IATE
(813) 778-0766 Million Dollar Club
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After Hours (813) 792-5721
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TAKE A NOTEI $74,900 #00056 ... 3 bed-
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cathedral ceilings, deck and much more!! Call
Donald Pampuch 778-3111 evenings.
GREAT STARTERI $59,900 #99114...3 bed-
room,2 bath located in quiet neighborhood. To
see, call Carol Heinze now or 792-5721 eves.
PRICE REDUCED! $154,900 #99972... Lovely
3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home in San Remo
Shoresl Carol Heinze now or 792-5721 eves.

ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available
beginning at $500. Call Jack Bachman 778-
0769 or 778-5368 eves.

RENTALS RENTALS
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.


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TO OUR FRIENDS,
With the approach of the Holiday Season, our
thoughts are directed toward the many fine
associations we have enjoyed during the year.
Friendships are strengthened and they greet each
other warmly and sincerely.
And so we send you a special greeting and
thank you for your friendship and loyalty in our
company. We will continue working diligently to
provide you with top-notch service, both
professionally and personally.
On the threshold of the New Year, our wish is
that the peace and happiness of the season will be
yours every day throughout the coming year.
"Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!"
Warmest regards,
Fran, Prue, Agnes, Janice, Nancy, Pat,
Rosemary, Ken & Mike
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL


FI11B THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 24, 1992 I PAGE 14
OBITUARY


Kathleen Robinson
Island Baptist Church member Kathleen Robinson,
89, of Bradenton, died December 15 in HCA/L.W.
Blake Hospital.
Visitation and services were private. Entombment
was held in Mansion Memorial Park. Memorials may be
made to the American Heart Association, Manatee Divi-


202 Lakeview in the City of Anna Maria.
Elevated. On the canal. Custom built by Whitehead Con-
struction in 1979. Three baths. Fireplace. Cathedral ceilings.
125 feet of seawall. Major boat davits. Dock. Central Vac
System. And more. $180, 000.
Call Doug Dowling Realty, 778-1222.


sion, 6028 26th St. W., Bradenton FL, 34207. Magne-
tos Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the ar-
rangements.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas, of Braden-
ton, and Wallace, of Jensen Beach; a sister, Pauline
Hinkson of Georgetown; six grandchildren; 11 great-
grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.


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DICK MAHER
Licensed Real Estate Salesman
Alter Hours 778-6791
778-2261 778-2244
605C Manatee Av W 401 Pine Av
Holmes Beach Anna Maria
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
S TOLL FREE 1-800-422-NEAL


Deep Canal Home
1/2 Block to Bay &
Intracoastal
3 BIks to Gulf Beach
2BR/2BA about 2,000
s.f., 15 x 30 Pool,
516 56th St., Holmes
Beach. $187,000. Call
owner for appointment!
778-2952

The price of the waterfront
home listed above was
incorrectly listed in the
December 17 issue of The
Islander/Bystander.
We apologize for any
inconvenience.


-IDIC


$78,500 Best priced Island residence with partial view
of Bay and a short walk to beach. Newly painted
exterior and partial new roof. Open beam ceiling and
ample storage. Call for details.

RUNAWAY BAY ... Owner financing on this
exceptional second floor unit overlooking the pool.
Tennis and excellent rental program. JUST
REDUCED to $59,900.


BEACH BARGAIN Short walk to the Gulf from this 2BR-1 BA
fully furnished unit with pool, private patio, and cookout area.
Excellent rental history. Convenientto Anna Maria Island Center
for shopping. Priced at $58,900 plus $1,000 decorating
allowance. Call Tom Eatman.
ISLAND LOTS
DIRECT BAYFRONT...85 x 130'...deep water...$192,500
HOLMES BEACH...100 x 100'...close to beach...$69,750
DEVELOPER PARCEL...Zoned 9 units...prime location... $279,000


FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS, HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Clean Carpet Lasts Longer & Looks Better!

"For fast, thorough, friendly service -
T, call me Jon Kent, Island resident and owner of Fat Cat."
ICall mobile phone # 745-4723, 8 AM to 5 PM

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4=)?l nl) you at dCLidnas . .
Seasons come and seasons go,
And with them comes the thought,
Of all the happy memories,
The passing days have brought.
Merry Christmas!
P 0 Box 835 9805 Gulf Drive Anna Maria


Looking for an island home
under $100,000? Call...
Toni King, Realtor/Associate
Office: (813) 778-6654
Afler Hours: (813) 778-1785
Michael Saunders & Company
Lj Redj Reru Euta Biroae
3244 EastI Ba. Drne. Holmes Beach


May the happiness and good cheer of
the holiday season be yours
throughout the new year.

S ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Uc. Reai Estate Broker
778-6066 FAX # 778-4687
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


A
5600 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
778-3377
Westbay Cove and other waterfront
seasonal rentals still available.


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13B THE ISLANDER/BYSTANDER I DECEMBER 24, 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 lo-
cal jobs, items for sale, apartments for rent are welcome! DEADLINE: MONDAY
NOON at our office 5400A Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (on the corner
between D.Coy Ducks and the laundromat). Classified ads must be paid in advance.
For more information call 778-7978.
3 LINES = $2.00, Additional lines @ $1, box @ $1, Headlines @ $. 10 word.


Used Appliance Sale. Many good refrigerators 90
day warranty. Island Appliance. 10006 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. 778-6126.
Great Xmas gift. Like new Go Kart. Asking $350. Call
778-5617.
All wood computer hutch and work table (or for sew-
ing). $150/both. 778-5779.
$20 each: 2 car seats, 12" boys bike, baby quilted
lamb wall hanging. Call 778-3074.


1973 Mercury Montego. "A Classic." 4-door, 351
engine, new tires. Excellent Condition. 778-2432.
86 Dodge Caravan. Approximately 77,000 miles.
Excellent condition like new. $4,990. Call 778-6126
or 6127.


14' Deep Fisherman. 35 hp electric start engine.
Trailer included. $1,200. 778-4084.


FREE TO LOVING HOME... Our precious pet, "Jes-
sica," a large white rabbit with black ears. Includes
cage, dish, water bottle, food and litter pan. Abso-
lutely no snake owners! Call 7781934 days or 778-
6842 evenings.


YES, Pine-Sol Patty & Co. is still here!! We do every-
thing! 778-9217
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.

Do you have to work, cook and clean? Leave it all to
me. Sheila's Cleaning Service. 20 years experience.
References. Daily-weekly-monthly. Call 778-1767.
Pressed for time? Call Island Ironing. Beautifully done
by a professional with 20 years experience. Openings
available at reasonable rates. 778-1767.

Island West Apartments
Gracious Economy Vacation Apartments with pool.
One short block to beach. Efficiencies, 1 & 2 bed-
rooms. Call Anne Burdorf, owner. 778-6569.

Gulf View Residential/Commercial Units in Anna
Maria. 1 studio unit available 1/1/93. 1 large studio
available now. Rent negotiable. 778-6126.
1,000 S.F. Professional office space for rent. Great
location in Holmes Beach. $700 per month. Call 778-
2204 days or 795-1847 evenings.
Yearly Rental: 1 bedroom furnished apartment across
street from beach. Reasonable rent to mature woman,
non-smoker. 778-4034.
Contemporary furnished 2 bedroom/1 bath Holmes
Beach doll house. West of Gulf Drive. Available Janu-
ary or March. 778-4372.
Business Rental: Commercial building in Anna Maria
Village. 800 s.f. $600/month. 778-5796.


For sale by owner Bayou Condo in Anna Maria. First
floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Furnished. $81,500. 778-
2971.


Best Wishes for the Holiday Season!

Bonner, Joy, Sue, Jan and Jon
The Islander/Bystander


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(between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundromat), Holmes Beach
Fax or phone: 778-7978


d Commercial Residential Free Estimates
adY's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
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Anna Maria Pest Control
CALL (813)778-1630
Lie. No. 4467
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need to know who to call for the best service!
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SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
SUNSHINE CARPETS
See us for Carpet Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903

CHRISTIE' S
PLUMBING
COMPANY
Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
24-Hr Service
a S No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)


SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING
Specialists in Insurance Work
Water and Flood Extractions
24-Hour Emergency Service
Call Sunshine for all your carpet needs.
315 58th St. Holmes Beach 778-6903


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Free Estimates ... Residential
Business Commercial Pre-Construction
778-4900


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AIR & ENERGY
ELECTRICAL, INC.

24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Electrical Contractor
New Homes
Remodel
Ceiling Fans
Electrical Service Changes
Lightening Arrestors
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
(813) 778-7774





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CHRISTMAS DAY Open for ...
"ALL YOU CAN EAT"
$13.95* ,
Includes
Soups, Salads 13
Turkey & Ham
with all the trimmings
Seasonal Vegetables
Desserts SPEC1
*Christmas Dinner )
including Prime Rib $16.95
Children between ages 5-12
$7.95 (Prime Rib $8.95)
RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED 778-5440
Located at the Comer of Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive
(Next to Island Foods 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM


0 EASY TO FIND! NEW! Now Open!
Martinique NEW! Now Open!
Zip's is Convenient, Fresh, & Delicious with Friendly Servic
ZIPS Hours: Monday to Thursday 7 AM to 10 PM
ZjIS Sterling Friday& Saturday 7AM to 11 PM
GULF Anvil* Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
DRIVE MARINA 5354 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-5565
OOOD MART j DRIVE

EVERYDAY LOW PRICES
HOMO MILK
1%-2% $2.19 GAL.*
SKIM MILK $1.99 GAL.*
SWe at ZIP'S JUMBO EGGS 790 DOZEN
Wish you a happy SANDWICH MENU DAILY
and healthy "
holiday season. FULL DELI
Try our fabulous Roast Beef and
delicious Homemade Salads!
SU T BAKERY
LL fDISCOUNT Just In! Holiday Candies from Italy!
# ALL Prices Effective BEER Fresh Baked Bread, Pies & Cookies Daily
S until 12/31/92
:""" E" ".................. .o .n"""" Order Holiday Platters NOW!
l IP'S C. U.P.ON : Choose from a variety of Vegetable, Meats,
5: 5 OFF DELI MEAT or CHEESE Cheeses and Combination Platters.
i *Any pound or more of our quality deli meats or cheeses =
-* With this coupon! We will close Christmas Eve & New Years Eve at 6 PMl
jL ~*EEUEEEUEUEEUUEEEUEEEEUEEEE ~Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day.
fZIP'S DEL & FOOD MART 5354 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH 778-5565